Jerome Gartner

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Lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) is a well-recognized complication of both solid organ and bone marrow transplantations. The occurrence of LPD in these settings is related in part to the use of the immunosuppressive agent cyclosporine. We report 12 cases of LPD after orthotopic liver transplantations in 132 pediatric patients. Lymphoproliferative disease(More)
BACKGROUND The maternal and fetal risk of pregnancy after organ transplantation under tacrolimus has not been reported. This was prospectively studied in 27 pregnancies by 21 female liver recipients who were treated with tacrolimus before and throughout gestation. METHOD Twenty-seven babies were born between October 1990 and April 1996. In 15 cases,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether medically unexplained recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood predicts abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), other somatic complaints, and psychiatric symptoms and disorders in young adulthood. METHODS A sample of 28 young adults evaluated for RAP between the ages of 6 and 17 years were compared with 28(More)
Acute profound dystonia developed in three previously well infants who were found to have glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in cultured skin fibroblasts. Two patients had excessive urinary excretion of glutaric acid, but one did not. Neuroradiologic studies performed in all three patients at the onset of their illnesses revealed large CSF-containing(More)
STUDIES of haptoglobin, 1-3 group-specific component,3,4 and numerous other products of hepatic synthesis59 have shown that liver homografts permanently retain their original metabolic specificity after transplantation. Consequently, liver transplantation has been regarded for some years4 as a potentially decisive way to treat those inborn errors of(More)
From May 1981 to May 1984, 90 pediatric patients underwent liver transplantation and 65 patients survived as of May 1986. Two of the nonsurvivors died with complications related to clinical varicella. Of these 67 patients (65 survivors and two nonsurvivors who died of varicella-related causes), 51 patients were determined to be varicella susceptible.(More)
Eight infants, 2 to 5 months of age, who were seen somnolence or irritability, seizures, and hypothermia are described. The symptoms developed following the ingestion of dilute formula. All infants were hyponatremic. Three patients were identified by the symptom complex and were evaluated prior to any therapeutic intervention. Plasma arginine vasopressin(More)
Evidence of recent parvovirus virus infection (as determined by the presence of a positive IgM antibody titer) without other identified causes of anemia was found in 5 of 26 pediatric solid-organ transplant recipients evaluated for moderate-to-severe anemia between June 1990 and July 1991. Anemia tended to be chronic (median duration of anemia at the time(More)
Acute hepatic failure developed in four patients (aged 7 to 13 months) who had extrahepatic biliary atresia treated initially by portoenterostomy. Two were stable outpatients with minimal jaundice, while the other two were hospitalized for metabolic or nutritional complications. Postmortem examination in each patient revealed massive acute hepatic(More)