Raymond L. Heilman

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A series of 57 patients with crescentic glomerulonephritis was studied retrospectively to estimate patient and renal survival and to analyze the variables that affect these end points. Renal survival was 47% at 6 months for patients with idiopathic rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and 33% for patients with antiglomerular basement membrane disease.(More)
The presence of stones during an otherwise uneventful pregnancy is a dramatic and potentially serious issue for the mother, the fetus, and the treating physicians alike. The incidence and predisposing factors are generally the same as in nonpregnant, sexually active, childbearing women. Unique metabolic effects in pregnancy such as hyperuricuria and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Approximately two-thirds of kidney transplant recipients with no previous history of diabetes experience inpatient hyperglycemia immediately after kidney transplant surgery; whether inpatient hyperglycemia predicts future new onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) is not established. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS(More)
Postkidney transplant hyperparathyroidism is a significant problem. Vitamin D receptor agonists are known to suppress parathyroid hormone (PTH) secretion. We examined the effect of oral paricalcitol on posttransplant secondary hyperparathyroidism by conducting an open label randomized trial in which 100 incident kidney transplant recipients were randomized(More)
BACKGROUND Despite significant improvements in life expectancy of kidney transplant patients due to advances in surgery and immunosuppression, Chronic Allograft Nephropathy (CAN) remains a daunting problem. A complex network of cellular mechanisms in both graft and peripheral immune compartments complicates the non-invasive diagnosis of CAN, which still(More)
Nineteen patients with light-chain deposition disease (LCDD) were studied retrospectively. This report presents data on long-term patient and renal survival and the response to intermittent administration of melphalan and prednisone. Immunoelectrophoresis or immunofixation demonstrated a monoclonal protein in the serum of 78% and in the urine of 84% of the(More)
Our aim was to study the impact of subclinical inflammation on the development of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IF/TA) on a 1-year protocol biopsy in patients on rapid steroid withdrawal (RSW). A total of 256 patients were classified based on protocol biopsy findings at months 1 or 4. Group 1 is 172 patients with no inflammation, group 2 is 50(More)
To investigate the prevalence and severity of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Medical record review of 831 consecutive CHC patients seen in our clinic between July 2000 and August 2003; eGFR was estimated using the abbreviated Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (aMDRD) equation. The stage of(More)
OBJECTIVE New-onset diabetes after kidney transplantation (NODAT) has adverse clinical and economic implications. A risk score for NODAT could help identify research subjects for intervention studies. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort study using pretransplant clinical and laboratory measurements to construct a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hyperglycemia and new-onset diabetes occurs frequently after kidney transplantation. The stress of surgery and exposure to immunosuppression medications have metabolic effects and can cause or worsen preexisting hyperglycemia. To our knowledge, hyperglycemia in the immediate posttransplantation period has not been studied. (More)