Nancy Lesley

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BACKGROUND A cardiac homograft valve bank with cryopreservation facility was established at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai in July 1995. METHODS AND RESULTS During the last 7 1/2 years of its existence, from July 1995 to March 2003, 588 hearts were processed. The valves harvested were 390 aortic, 400 pulmonary(More)
To correlate CD 4 counts with albuminuria and glomerular lesions in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), we studied 104 HIV positive patients (68 males, 36 females) of whom 100 patients were infected by heterosexual contact, 3 by transfusion, and 1 by i.v. drug abuse. We screened over nine months for albuminuria by urine dip stick(More)
Chronic kidney disease is reaching epidemic proportions and the number of patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) is increasing worldwide and also in developing countries. To meet the challenge of providing RRT, a few charity organizations provide hemodialysis units for underprivileged patients, as the private hospitals are unaffordable for the(More)
Limited data exist regarding long-term allograft survival in South Asian patients in the era of modern immunosuppressive therapy. This retrospective cohort study was undertaken to see the graft survival based on serial eGFR, immunosuppressive therapy, BMI and other confounding factors including smoking in patients who have undergone renal transplantation in(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about survival on peritoneal dialysis (PD) in Indian patients since the initiation of continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) in India in 1991. Survival data from single centers with small numbers have been published. OBJECTIVE A retrospective 4-center analysis for predictors of survival >3 years in south Indian chronic PD patients. (More)
The predictors of prolonged mechanical ventilation and subsequent morbidity after cardiac surgery are ill defined. Our aim was to evaluate them. Four hundred and seventy consecutive patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) between January and June 2002 were retrospectively analysed for preoperative predictors of(More)
We studied the incidence and the risk factors predisposing to post transplantation urinary tract infection (UTI) and the association with use of different immunosuppressive regimens. We performed a retrospective analysis of 152 recipients of renal transplantation over a period of two years. Seventy one (46.71%) patients had culture positive UTI, Escherichia(More)
We performed this study to observe the nutritional status in our renal transplant recipients using serum parameters, body mass index (BMI), and dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) that measured the fat distribution. We studied 109 patients who had chronic kidney disease due to different etiologies, and received mean hemodialysis before they underwent(More)
Among the many risk-factors that affect the outcomes of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), especially End-Stage-Renal-Disease, and on Maintenance Hemodialysis (MHD), Protein-Energy-Wasting (PEW) of CKD plays a major role [1-5]. Evaluating nutritional status is a critical component of physiologic health and fundamental to identifying PEW. Multiple studies(More)
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