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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)
This review examines a 20-year experience in renal transplantation at our center to determine the effects of immunosuppression on the subsequent development of malignancies. Twenty patients had 21 malignancies from primary sites other than skin, yielding an incidence of 2.5%. There were 0.65 malignancies for each 100 cumulative patient years of(More)
Colonic complications after renal transplantation are uncommon but have a high mortality rate. Some have recommended colonic screening in patients over 50 years of age prior to transplantation to lessen the impact of colonic diverticular disease. We report our 9-year experience of colonic screening for diverticular disease in potential recipients over the(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)
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)
Hemodialysis vascular access-related hospitalizations account for more than 20% of United States end-stage renal disease (ESRD) hospitalizations, with an annual cost approximating $675 million. Limiting access-related costs while delivering similar degrees of quality care thus would enhance alternative utilization of ESRD funding. We implemented a vascular(More)
This is a retrospective analytic review of 208 patients with hyperparathyroidism studied and treated at Vanderbilt University Hospital from 1935 to 1980. Follow-up in these patients has been completed to date or to death in a great majority of patients. Results indicate the value of excision of isolated adenomas and of subtotal parathyroidectomy for primary(More)