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Living related donor (LRD) nephrectomies are controversial due to the risks to the donor and improved cadaveric graft survival using cyclosporine A. Between December 22, 1970, and December 31, 1984, 1096 renal transplants were performed at a single institution, 314 (28.6%) from LRD. The average age was 34.3 years (range: 18-67); none had preoperative(More)
In a twenty-year period we have seen 7 patients with acquired nonmalignant bronchoesophageal fistulas at the Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals. There were 5 men and 2 women ranging from 24 to 82 years old. Six patients were seen initially with a history of pulmonary inflammatory disease with cough and fever or with an abnormal chest roentgenogram.(More)
This study is a multifactorial analysis of 389 transplants performed from June 1977 to December 1981. Analysis of the effects of transfusions antilymphocyte serum (ALS), histocompatibility testing, gender, and patient risk factors (presence of concomitant disease, greater than 50 years of age, etc.) was done. Two-hundred fifty-three patients received(More)
Immunosuppressive therapy is necessary in the treatment and prevention of rejection in renal transplant recipients. Unfortunately, these patients may become intolerant to this therapy when it is complicated by hypersplenism with leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia. The therapy must then be either decreased or stopped, thus preventing adequate treatment or(More)
We reviewed the risk of resecting an abdominal aortic aneurysm in 38 patients aged 80 years or older. The operative mortality for an elective aneurysm was 5.2%, for symptomatic but nonruptured aneurysm 26.6%, and for ruptured aneurysm 66.7%. The preoperative risk factors were essentially the same for the elective and ruptured group. Several of the patients(More)