John P. Scott

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In 1990, an international grading scheme for the grading of pulmonary allograft rejection was adopted by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and was modified in 1995 by an expanded group of pathologists. The original and revised classifications have served the lung transplant community well, facilitating communication(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha is produced by macrophages and other cells, and is believed to participate in granulomatous inflammation. Targeted antagonism of TNF-alpha has been proposed as a novel treatment strategy for sarcoidosis. Etanercept is a dimeric fusion protein that binds specifically to TNF-alpha, rendering it biologically(More)
The outcome of 123 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral/oropharyngeal mucosa treated by primary radical surgery and simultaneous neck dissection and followed up for a maximum of 5 years is reported and related to the pathological features of the tumour. Actuarial survival analysis showed the overall 1-year survival probability was 84%, falling(More)
The purpose of this study was to collate all the University of Washington quality of life (UW-QOL) data collected in the Unit since 1995 and to summarize it in a patient-friendly format that can be used when discussing treatment outcomes. The sample of cancer patients consisted of 561 consecutive patients undergoing primary surgery for previously untreated(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical lymph node metastasis has a major influence on survival in oral cancer. However, the factors influencing its occurrence are uncertain. Our aim was to improve the prognostic efficiency of the histologic assessment of the primary tumor in predicting metastasis in an individual patient. METHODS The relationship between selected clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether epoprostenol (prostacyclin, PGI2) or heart-lung transplantation (HLT), or both improves survival of patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. DESIGN This was a prospective study where the effects of epoprostenol were compared with conventional treatment. Also, the benefits of epoprostenol and HLT were assessed by(More)
We report our experience of herpes simplex virus infection in a series of 51 recipients of heart lung transplantation (HLT). Nine patients, all of whom were seropositive for the virus preoperatively, developed HSV infection. Seven episodes of culture-proved mucocutaneous HSV infection without evidence of pulmonary involvement occurred in four patients. Six(More)
This retrospective study describes the clinical course of 38 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). There were 25 males and 13 females who were the mean age of 68.3 +/- 11.5 years. Twenty patients were on corticosteroids at the time of admission to the hospital, and 24 had been on home oxygen therapy.(More)
The accuracy of preoperative diagnosis of cervical lymph-node metastasis in oral cancer was assessed by comparing the histopathologic findings in 136 sides of neck dissection with physical examination under anaesthesia (EUA) and computerized tomography (CT) assessments of the metastatic status. The overall accuracy of EUA and CT assessments was 72% and 73%,(More)