Ken C Stewart

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BACKGROUND Rejection remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy and safety of daclizumab (DZM) vs anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) as a component of induction therapy. METHODS Fifty adults undergoing lung transplantation were randomized to receive either ATG or DZM(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary resection is rarely required for trauma, and its mortality is reportedly high. METHODS A 10-year retrospective review of pulmonary resections for trauma was done. RESULTS Of 2,455 patients with chest trauma, 183 (7.4%) underwent thoracotomy and 32 (1.3%) required pulmonary resection. Mean age was 28.4 years and mean injury severity(More)
Metastasis-induced pancreatitis (MIAP) is a very rare initial manifestation of lung cancer. A review of one institution's experience and the English language medical literature was conducted to define the incidence, natural history, and optimal treatment of this unusual clinical problem. One of 802 (0.12 percent) lung cancer patients presented with MIAP.(More)
The Angelchik antireflux prosthesis is associated with complications that require reoperation in 5% to 15% of patients. To determine the morbidity and success of reoperation for these complications, we conducted a retrospective study of 15 patients. Time to reoperation ranged from 3 weeks to 113 months with a mean of 31 months. Indications for reoperation(More)
Lung transplantation provides very good short- and acceptable long-term survival for patients with advanced lung disease. More widespread use of marginal and distant donors can be employed in selected recipients without compromising early or late results. Lack of suitable donor lungs and the development of BOS represent the biggest obstacles to more(More)
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence suggests that the donor's cause of death may influence posttransplantation allograft function. We conducted a retrospective analysis of our adult lung transplant experience to investigate the influence of donor traumatic brain injury versus nontraumatic brain injury on posttransplantation outcome. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Many factors may limit survival from lung and heartlung transplantation, including malignancy. OBJECTIVE To investigate factors associated with the development of malignancy following transplantation and its effect on survival by retrospectively reviewing a population of lung transplant recipients. METHODS Data from 342 consecutive lung(More)
Less than 1% of esophageal foreign bodies are irretrievable by endoscopic techniques. Incarcerated esophageal foreign bodies require esophagotomy for removal. A retrospective study was conducted to determine the incidence, predisposing factors, and optimal treatment of incarcerated esophageal foreign bodies. Four of 815 patients (0.5%) with esophageal(More)
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