M. Salik Jahania

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Although there are conflicting results on whether adenosine infusion during reperfusion alters infarct size, there are several reports that indicate adenosine A(2a) agonists reduce infarct size. There are also reports that the A(2a) agonist CGS-21680 increases cAMP and contractility in ventricular myocytes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the hemodynamic effects of the adenosine A3-receptor agonists N6-(3-iodobenzyl)-9-[5-(methylcarbamoyl)-beta-D-ribofuranosyl]aden ine (IB-MECA) and 2-chloro-N6-(3-iodobenzyl)-9-[5-(methylcarbamoyl)-beta-D-ribofu ranosy l]adenine (Cl-IB-MECA) in isolated rat and rabbit hearts and in the intact, open-chest pig. Isolated(More)
BACKGROUND There have been numerous studies examining the role of nitric oxide (NO) in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury; however, few studies have included measurements of NO or related reactive nitrogen species. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of in vivo regional myocardial ischemia on interstitial fluid (ISF) reactive nitrogen(More)
UNLABELLED Abnormal tryptophan metabolism catalyzed by indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase may play a prominent role in tumor immunoresistance in many tumor types, including lung tumors. The goal of this study was to evaluate the in vivo kinetics of alpha-(11)C-methyl-l-tryptophan (AMT), a PET tracer for tryptophan metabolism, in human lung tumors. METHODS Tracer(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of successful use of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) for the treatment of refractory bleeding in a patient undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation. CASE SUMMARY A 57-year-old white male with idiopathic cardiomyopathy was taken to the operating room for explantation of his left-ventricular assist device and orthotopic heart(More)
Recalcitrant groin lymphorrhoea in high-risk patients remains a problem. In this report, a cardiac transplant patient with recalcitrant groin lymphorrhoea was successfully treated with a combination of intraoperative lymphatic mapping and sartorius muscle flap. We believe that the combined use of these two treatment options offers a more effective approach(More)
Every year in the US heart failure accounts for roughly 60,000 deaths and is the contributing cause in another 300,000 deaths. The two-year survival rate for patients with advanced heart failure is less than 50%, with the incidence of death at 106 in 100,000, more than that for AIDS and breast cancer combined. As these figures attest, the economic burden is(More)
The main objective of this work was to demonstrate computationally that realistic human hearts can be cooled much faster by performing conjugate heat transfer consisting of pumping a cold liquid through the cardiac chambers and major veins while keeping the heart submerged in cold gelatine filling a cooling container. The human heart geometry used for(More)
BACKGROUND Organ transplant recipients with refractory rejection or intolerance to conventional immunosuppressants may respond to rescue therapy with tacrolimus. METHODS Tacrolimus was used as a rescue immunosuppressant for 16 heart and 15 lung recipients. Heart recipients were converted to tacrolimus therapy because of cyclosporine intolerance, acute(More)
The main objective of this work was to demonstrate computationally that realistic human hearts can be cooled much faster by performing conjugate heat transfer consisting of pumping a cold liquid through the cardiac chambers and major veins while keeping the heart submerged in cold gelatin filling a cooling container. The human heart geometry used for(More)