Nora Zuhdi

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Human anti-pig antibodies were obtained by perfusing pig hearts (n = 4) and kidneys (n = 8) with human AB or O plasma followed by elution with 3 M NaSCN. The antibodies were screened against a panel of 132 synthetic carbohydrates conjugated to bovine serum albumin using an enzyme-linked immunoassay. An anti-immunoglobulin antibody was also used to detect(More)
Psychosocial factors substance abuse, noncompliance, psychiatric problems, and obesity in relation to the outcome of heart transplantation have been investigated. Data were gathered at the time of initial assessment, and patients (n = 53) were monitored during the follow-up after heart transplantation (mean 18 months). Noncompliance, psychiatric problems,(More)
Two small, randomized, blind clinical trials comparing the administration of triiodothyronine with that of placebo have been carried out in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. In patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 30% (study I), triiodothyronine administration at the end of operation and during the initial 24 hours(More)
Brain death is associated with neuroendocrine changes, in particular with a significant reduction of plasma-free triiodothyronine (T3) that results in impaired aerobic metabolism. Myocardial energy stores are reduced and tissue lactate increased. Cardiac function deteriorates. Similar metabolic changes are seen in patients undergoing open-heart surgery on(More)
Heterotopic allografting of ABO-incompatible donor hearts in recipient baboons "hyperimmunized" against the incompatible A or B antigen (n = 3) was followed by hyperacute antibody-mediated vascular rejection within a mean of 19 min. The A and B epitopes against which these antibodies are directed are carbohydrates that can be synthesized. The continuous(More)
The records of 155 consecutive patients who underwent successful heart transplantation (HTx) were reviewed to document the incidence of hepatitis C (HCV) infection. One patient was HCV RNA positive pre-HTx, and 12 patients (8%) developed transient or permanent HCV positivity post-HTx. HCV RNA positivity was associated with biochemical features of liver(More)
With the exception of carcinomas of the skin and lip, carcinoma of the bronchus is the most common carcinoma that afflicts recipients of solid organ grafts. Of 859 tumors occurring in 830 recipients of thoracic organs reported to the Cincinnati Tumor Transplant Registry, 242 were carcinomas and 68 of these were bronchogenic carcinomas, which therefore made(More)