Helen Fanous

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We report on a patient who underwent complete removal of a renal cell carcinoma extending into the vena cava and the right atrium. A review of the literature confirms the rarity of vena caval obstructive symptoms. Emphasis is on preoperative diagnosis, thoracoabdominal exposure, and team approach. Survival rates warrant aggressive surgical treatment in(More)
Background. Limited comparative data are available on the outcomes between extended-release and standard-release tacrolimus when used de novo in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Methods. We identified KTRs transplanted at our institution during 2009–10 routinely prescribed extended-release tacrolimus and compared them with those transplanted during(More)
BACKGROUND Ensuring reliable gastrointestinal drug absorption of orally administered immunosuppressive medications posttransplant is critical to ensuring graft survival. METHODS A 66-year-old man of East Asian origin with a previous total gastrectomy was evaluated for living donor kidney transplantation. Pretransplant pharmacokinetic testing was performed(More)
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