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Sixty-four patients were evaluated prospectively for a reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS), using quantitative clinical measurements, high-resolution roentgenography and scintigraphy. Five separate groups were identified by their clinical features, allowing us to distinguish patients with definite or incomplete forms of the RSDS as well as 16(More)
Sixty-four consecutive patients were studied for possible reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS). They were divided into five groups, based upon specific clinical criteria, and the radiographic and scintigraphic findings in each group were examined. Osteoporosis was the most common radiographic abnormality, present in 69% of subjects with definite,(More)
We have noticed that bone marrow transplanted in a vascularized limb graft, providing a continuous supply of donor bone marrow cells (BMC), may prolong the survival time of a skin graft from the same donor. The question arises whether the microchimerism raised plays a role in the prolonged survival of skin allografts. The aim of the study was to follow the(More)
OBJECTIVE Intimal hyperplasia is considered to be a healing response and is a major cause of vessel narrowing after injury, where migration of vascular progenitor cells contributes to pathological events, including transplant arteriosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS In this study, we used a rat aortic-allograft model to identify the predominant cell types(More)
Disruption of the Golgi by brefeldin A (BFA) has been reported to block fast axonal transport and axonal growth. We used compartmented cultures of rat sympathetic neurons to investigate its effects on slow axonal transport. BFA (1 micro g/ml) applied to cell bodies/proximal axons for 6-20 h disrupted the Golgi, reversibly blocked axonal growth, and(More)
BACKGROUND Growing evidence implicates the involvement of extracellular nucleotides in the regulation of platelet, leukocyte, endothelial cell (EC) and vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotype and function. Within the quiescent vasculature, extracellular nucleotides are rapidly hydrolyzed by CD39, the dominant endothelial nucleoside triphosphate(More)
Lungs of 17 narcotic abusers from medical-legal autopsies were studied to determine the pathological basis for regional alterations of ventilation and perfusion. Postmortem pulmonary angiographic and histological techniques demonstrated acute alveolar wall inflammation with exudation of fluid and cells into the alveoli in all eight abusers dying of(More)
We have previously documented amelioration of rat autologous anti-GBM nephritis with the antiproteolytic drugs epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA) and aprotinin, given from the day of induction or later in the course of disease. In the present study we investigated potential mechanisms of this effect by assessing interactions of the drugs with(More)
Gallium citrate Ga 67 (67Ga) has been used for almost ten years as a means of detecting inflammatory lesions in febrile patients. We have reviewed 80 cases from Milwaukee County General Hospital (1977 through 1979) in which 67Ga scanning was performed to detect inflammatory lesions in patients by suspected infection. Fifty scans also were available for(More)
OBJECTIVES Reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in renal transplant recipients may cause significant morbidity and mortality. To evaluate factors associated with activation of EBV replication we followed prospectively a group of 65 recipients of cadaveric kidney for 12 months. METHODS Sera were collected periodically from these patients and(More)