Robert C. Harland

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BACKGROUND To date, limited information is available describing the incidence and impact of de novo donor-specific anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies (dnDSA) in the primary renal transplant patient. This report details the dnDSA incidence and actual 3-year post-dnDSA graft outcomes. METHODS The study includes 189 consecutive nonsensitized,(More)
A specific gas chromatographic assay has been developed for measurement of valproic acid (VPA) and its major conjugated metabolites. In rats given single intravenous doses, the decline in blood concentration of VPA was dose-dependent and followed first-order kinetics only at the lowest dose. The time required for the maximum concentration of VPA, after(More)
Hepatic damage following ischemia-reperfusion injury involves polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) and platelet sequestration, however the mechanisms of adhesion remain elusive. In this study, using gene-targeted deficient mice, we evaluated P-selectin and its contribution to PMN and platelet adhesion in hepatic damage. In an in vivo warm ischemia model,(More)
Reports have associated non-HLA antibodies, specifically those against angiotensin II type-1 receptor (AT1R), with antibody-mediated kidney graft rejection. However, association of anti-AT1R with graft failure had not been demonstrated. We tested anti-AT1R and donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) in pre- and posttransplant sera from 351 consecutive kidney(More)
BACKGROUND With standard IgG donor-specific anti-HLA antibody (DSA) testing, it is unclear which immunoglobulin-G (IgG) DSA positive patients will fail. We looked further into the immune response by studying immunoglobulin-M (IgM) and IgG subclass 3 (IgG3) DSA to determine if these identify the IgG DSA patients at highest risk for allograft loss. METHODS(More)
Immunoglobulins regulate the complement system by activating complement on foreign surfaces and diverting reactive complement proteins away from autologous cell surfaces. Based on this model, we explored the ability of Ig to balance complement activation versus control in a pig-to-primate cardiac xenotransplantation model in which the binding of(More)
BACKGROUND Polyoma BK virus produces an aggressively destructive nephropathy in approximately 3% to 8% of renal allografts, is associated with graft loss within one year in 35% to 67% of those infected and there is no therapy of proven efficacy. Leflunomide is an immune suppressive drug with anti viral activity in vitro and in animals. METHODS We treated(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors evaluated the morbidity, mortality, and quality of life after pancreatic debridement for necrosis and compared these values to those for quality of life after elective medical and surgical management for chronic pancreatitis. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Quality of life after pancreatic debridement for necrosis has received little(More)