Melissa K Stephens

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The fluoroquinolones represent a new class of antimicrobial agents with a broad spectrum of activity. We report three cases of acute renal failure following ciprofloxacin in patients without a previous history of renal insufficiency. The average baseline creatinine was 1.1 mg/dl and rose to an average of 4.0 mg/dl during therapy. The length of antecedent(More)
The Fischer 344 (F344) and Lewis (LEW) rat strains are genetically divergent populations that are used to study the effects of and responses to drugs of abuse. In this context, LEW rats display faster acquisition of drug self-administration than F344 rats. Interestingly, these strains have also been reported to differ in their somatic responses to morphine(More)
Amantadine is useful for the prevention and treatment of influenza A and for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal disorders. We have compared the pharmacokinetics of amantadine in patients with impaired or negligible renal function to that in normal subjects. The half-life of elimination in subjects with normal renal function(More)
BACKGROUND Acute vascular rejection (AVR) is characterized by vascular injury and systolic graft dysfunction and is often associated with elevated panel reactive antibodies (PRAs) to HLA antigens. Plasmapheresis has been shown to improve the otherwise poor prognosis of AVR, but its use is often complicated and limited by hypotension. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
A retrospective study of 100 patients followed for 1-4 years after successful renal transplantation was undertaken to assess the amelioration of previously present metabolic bone disease and to determine the risk factors associated with the development of osteonecrosis. 42% of patients showed some evidence of bony abnormality. Following transplantation,(More)
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