Mark Lockwood

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Our purposes were to determine the incidence of BK viruria, viremia or nephropathy with tacrolimus (FK506) versus cyclosporine (CyA) and whether intensive monitoring and discontinuation of mycophenolate (MMF) or azathioprine (AZA), upon detection of BK viremia, could prevent BK nephropathy. We randomized 200 adult renal transplant recipients to FK506 (n =(More)
Prophylaxis reduces cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, but is associated with increased costs and risks for side effects, viral resistance and late onset CMV disease. Preemptive therapy avoids drug costs but requires frequent monitoring and may not prevent complications of asymptomatic CMV replication. Kidney transplant recipients at risk for CMV (D+/R-, D+/R+,(More)
PURPOSE To determine the spectrum of intracranial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearances of Wegener granulomatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR imaging studies in 19 patients with Wegener granulomatosis and possible central nervous system involvement were reviewed by two neuroradiologists. Intermediate-weighted and T2-weighted fast spin-echo MR images(More)
BACKGROUND To date, the clinical trials of tacrolimus (TAC) versus cyclosporine modified (CsA), have not defined which agent is more cost-effective for immunosuppression in renal transplant recipients especially in a quadruple immunosuppressive regimen. METHODS The objective of this randomized, prospective study was to compare the clinical and economic(More)
We report a case of primary heart angiosarcoma and its appearance on plain and post-contrast computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in 21-year-old woman. The tumour involved the right atrium, expanded superiorly among the superior vena cava, ascending aorta and innominate vein, and infiltrated the pericardium. The tumour was disseminated into(More)
OBJECTIVE Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) has been used as a generic term for systemic vasculitis. The distinction between classic PAN and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) has not always been made. The aims of this study were to compare the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for PAN with the Chapel Hill Consensus Conference (CHCC) definitions of(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to characterize the antiseizure and safety profiles of ABT-769 [(R)-N-(2 amino-2-oxoethyl)spiro[2,5]octane-1-carboxamide]. METHODS ABT-769 was tested for protection against maximal electroshock and pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in the mouse and for suppression of electrically kindled amygdala seizures and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the value of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria for Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) and hypersensitivity vasculitis (HSV) and the Chapel Hill Consensus Conference (CHCC) definition of cutaneous leukocytoclastic angiitis (CLA) in the classification of cutaneous vasculitis and to estimate the annual incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffuse involvement of the meninges by remote granulomas in Wegener's granulomatosis is rare. This study reports the radiolabeled leucocyte imaging findings in five such patients. The diagnosis was made by MR imaging in five patients and confirmed in four by findings at meningeal biopsy. The potential role of serial radiolabeled(More)