Joe N Austin

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The intraocular pressures of 16 patients with end stage renal failure treated with high-flux dialysis were measured before and during a high-flux dialysis treatment. The patients were selected so as not to have glaucoma or history of glaucoma. Intraocular pressures did not change significantly in any patients during or following a high-flux hemodialysis(More)
BACKGROUND Morbid obesity occurs frequently in patients with renal failure and is associated with an increased mortality, particularly from cardiovascular disease, as well as a marked increase in comorbid conditions affecting quality of life. Morbid obesity is also associated with an increased risk of complications and death in transplant patients and is(More)
Steroids and calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) have been mainstays of immunosuppression but both have numerous side effects that are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. This study was carried out to determine if steroids can be eliminated with early discontinuation of cyclosporine A (CsA) and later discontinuation of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF).(More)
BACKGROUND Animal studies have shown that dietary supplementation with arginine and lipids containing the omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids prolong allograft survival in animals receiving a short course of low-dose cyclosporine. They also reduce cardiovascular complications and infections in humans. METHODS Adult renal transplant patients receiving standard(More)
The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial was a large, randomized controlled trial of cancer screening that also evolved over time into a unique epidemiologic cohort. Vast quantities of data have been collected since the beginning of the trial in 1993. Screening data was obtained through 2006. Questionnaire-based risk factor(More)
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