Nicholas L. Tilney

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We undertook a prospective randomized trial to examine whether an intravenous cytomegalovirus (CMV) immune globulin would prevent primary CMV disease in renal-transplant recipients. Fifty-nine CMV-seronegative patients who received kidneys from donors who had antibodies against CMV were assigned to receive either intravenous CMV immune globulin or no(More)
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury associated with renal transplantation may influence both early graft function and late changes. The initial (</= 7 d) events of warm and in situ perfused cold ischemia of native kidneys in uninephrectomized rats were examined. mRNA expression of the early adhesion molecule, E-selectin, peaked within 6 h; PMNs infiltrated in(More)
Although hypertension appears not infrequently among recipients of kidney transplants, renal artery stenosis is relatively rare as a causative factor. A 23-year experience of patients receiving kidney grafts at the Brigham and Women's Hospital was reviewed to ascertain the incidence of renal artery stenosis and its surgical management. Risk factors leading(More)
Over a 4-year interval, 324 arteriovenous conduits were created in 256 patients with end-stage renal disease as access for chronic hemodialysis. These included 154 Cimino fistulae, 163 polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts, and seven miscellaneous grafts. Satisfactory patency rates were demonstrated for as long as 4 years for both Cimino fistulae and PTFE(More)
We have examined the effects of rapamycin (RPM) on transplant vasculopathy in long-surviving F344 rat heart allografts transplanted heterotopically into Lewis recipients. RPM was administered intraperitoneally for the first 14 days in groups 1 and 2 (0.5 and 2 mg/kg/day), and daily throughout the follow-up period in groups 3 (0.5 mg/kg/day) and 4 (5 mg/kg(More)
Heterotopic, vascularized small intestine transplants were performed in inbred strains of rats to investigate the structural, functional, and immunologic consequences of intestinal transplantation with and without immunosuppression with cyclosporine (CyA). Lewis X Brown Norway F1 intestine was rejected by untreated Lewis recipients in 7 to 10 days.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the interaction of donor and recipient age on transplant outcome and immune response. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The age of donor and recipient is becoming increasingly important in organ transplantation. We tested the relevance and consequences of recipient and donor age on immunoresponsiveness and transplant outcome in a uni- and(More)