Roy D. Bloom

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Glomerular disease associated with nephrotic syndrome has rarely been recognized as a distinct complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Case reports in the English and Japanese literature since 1988 have described variable glomerular histology, comprising mainly membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) in almost two thirds and minimal(More)
Pharmacokinetic analyses comparing generic tacrolimus preparations versus the reference drug in kidney transplant patients are lacking. A prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized, two-period (14 days per period), two-sequence, crossover and steady-state pharmacokinetic study was undertaken to compare twice-daily generic tacrolimus (Sandoz) versus(More)
Posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) remains a common complication of immunosuppression. Although multiple risk factors have been implicated, none have been clearly identified as predisposing to the increased PTDM frequency observed in patients on tacrolimus. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been associated with diabetes and is a significant renal transplant(More)
Kidney disease is a commonly recognized complication of heart and lung transplantation and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. While the spectrum of kidney disease in this population is wide-ranging, studies indicate that between 3% and 10% of these patients will ultimately develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This review examines the(More)
Descending cervical mediastinitis is an uncommonly reported presentation of infection originating in the head or neck and descending into the mediastinum, which is fraught with impressive morbidity and mortality rates of 30% to 40% or more. We present the INOVA-Fairfax-Alexandria Hospital experience with descending cervical mediastinitis, January 1, 1986,(More)
Although posttransplantation anemia (PTA) is common in the mycophenolate mofetil era, its impact on patient survival is unknown. This retrospective cohort study characterized factors that are associated with PTA 12 mo after transplantation in mycophenolate mofetil-treated kidney recipients and explored whether 12-mo PTA affects outcomes. The records of 626(More)
New-onset diabetes has long been recognized as a common complication of kidney transplantation, promoting cardiovascular disease, death, and graft failure. Studies in recent years have begun to highlight the very high posttransplantation prevalence of the prediabetic states of impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance and the significant(More)
This article examines OPTN/SRTR data on kidney and pancreas transplantation for 2004 and the previous decade, and discusses recent changes in kidney-pancreas (KP) allocation policy and emerging issues in kidney donation after cardiac death (DCD). Although the number of kidney donors continues to increase, new waiting list registrations again outpaced the(More)