Kevin N Boykin

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate portal-enteric (PE) pancreas and kidney transplantation with venting jejunostomy (VJ) for its efficacy, safety, and reproducibility. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation for patients with long-standing insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus that progresses to renal failure has revolutionized their(More)
Partial splenic embolization (PSE) has been demonstrated to be an effective alternative to splenectomy for patients with hypersplenism. Splenectomy in these patients can be associated with an increased risk of perioperative complications, overwhelming post-splenectomy sepsis (OPSS) and mortality. Partial splenic embolization has the advantages of non-(More)
The medical records of 267 patients who had liver tumors, primary and metastatic, from 1988 to 1995 were retrospectively reviewed. Two hundred thirteen patients (80%) had metastatic disease, and 54 patients (20%) had primary liver disease. Their clinical manifestations and laboratory values were evaluated as factors predictive of diagnosis and survival.(More)
Each year at least 130,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal carcinoma. Approximately 14,000 of these patients will have liver metastases, and 20 per cent of these patients will die from these metastases. Surgical resection is the only possible chance for cure in patients with only intrahepatic metastases, and extrahepatic disease is(More)
Anti-lymphocytes induction therapy in renal transplants remains controversial relative to efficacy and cost benefit. It has been suggested that shortening the duration of induction therapy from 14 to 7 d would provide adequate efficacy at less cost. Our objective was to compare the efficacy and complications of short (7 d or less, group A) versus standard(More)
UNLABELLED The majority of simultaneous kidney-pancreas (SPK) transplants are being performed with portal-enteric drainage, which does not allow easy access to the donor pancreas. By adding a temporary venting jejunostomy (TVJ) we have been able to closely monitor patients for bleeding, anastomotic leak and rejection. METHODS Retrospective chart review of(More)
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