Mara A. Kelly

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Fifty-six consecutive patients clinically diagnosed as brain dead were seen at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill, from January 1984 through May 1986. Eleven (19.6%) of the 56 patients had electroencephalographic (EEG) activity following the diagnosis of brain death. The mean duration of the observed EEG activity was 36.6 hours (range, two to(More)
THERE ARE TWO APPROACHES TO LAPAROSCOPIC DONOR NEPHRECTOMY: standard laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) and hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (HALDN). In this study we report the operative statistics and donor complications associated with LDN and HALDN from large-center peer-reviewed publications. Methods. We conducted PubMed and Ovid searches(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence following orthotopic liver transplantation is an expected outcome in all patients transplanted for a primary diagnosis of HCV. HCV recurrence has been shown to be associated with graft fibrosis and graft loss. Recent studies suggest that sirolimus (SRL) therapy may slow or inhibit hepatic fibrosis following(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer recurrence following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a significant obstacle in up to 10-20% of recipients. Recent evidence suggests that anti-CD3 antibody (OKT3) therapy may be associated with increased rates of HCC recurrence. METHODS At the University of Colorado Transplant Center, 173(More)
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