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Impairment of endothelium-dependent pulmonary-artery relaxation in chronic obstructive lung disease.
BACKGROUND Endothelial cells release endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) in a variety of vascular beds, including the pulmonary circulation. However, the role of EDRF-mediated pulmonary-arteryExpand
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Transforming the "unacceptable" donor: outcomes from the adoption of a standardized donor management technique.
BACKGROUND Donor management remains one of the most neglected areas of transplantation. A comprehensive donor management regimen has been developed. The results of the application of this strategyExpand
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Consensus conference report: maximizing use of organs recovered from the cadaver donor: cardiac recommendations, March 28-29, 2001, Crystal City, Va.
The shortage of available donor hearts continues to limit cardiac transplantation. For this reason, strict criteria have limited the number of patients placed on the US waiting list to approximatelyExpand
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Risk factor analysis for the major hazards following heart transplantation--rejection, infection, and coronary occlusive disease.
This study demonstrates the importance of analyzing survival by cause of death in order to achieve a better understanding of the prognostic indicators involved. It further emphasizes the need forExpand
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In situ normothermic perfusion of livers in controlled circulatory death donation may prevent ischemic cholangiopathy and improve graft survival
Livers from controlled donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors suffer a higher incidence of nonfunction, poor function, and ischemic cholangiopathy. In situ normothermic regional perfusionExpand
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The Papworth experience with the Levitronix CentriMag ventricular assist device.
OBJECTIVES The Levitronix CentriMag ventricular assist device (VAD) is a centrifugal pump designed for short-term extracorporeal support in cardiogenic shock. The aim of this study is to report ourExpand
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Diagnostic accuracy of coronary angiography and risk factors for post–heart-transplant cardiac allograft vasculopathy
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a common cause of death after heart transplantation. Coronary angiography is used to monitor the progress of recipients. Diagnostic accuracy of angiography andExpand
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Lethal mesenteric ischaemia after cardiopulmonary bypass: a common complication?
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was twofold: (1) to identify the incidence of acute mesenteric ischaemia (A.M.Isc.) following cardiopulmonary bypass and (2) to identify factors associated withExpand
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Is stress cardiomyopathy the underlying cause of ventricular dysfunction associated with brain death?
Most deaths in the first 30 days after cardiac transplantation are due to failure of the donor heart, often with the clinical picture of right ventricular failure. Indeed, there is a significantExpand
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Airway stenoses after lung transplantation: management with expanding metal stents.
Success in lung transplantation has been hindered by airway complications, usually as a result of anastomotic ischemia and stenosis. We report our experience with expanding metal stents in managingExpand
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