Salvatore P Costa

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Endorsed by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Society of Transplantation, and National Kidney Foundation Krista L. Lentine, MD, MS, Co-Chair; Salvatore P. Costa, MD, Co-Chair; Matthew R. Weir, MD, FAHA; John F. Robb, MD, FAHA; Lee A. Fleisher, MD, FAHA; Bertram L. Kasiske, MD; Robert L. Carithers, MD; Michael Ragosta, MD; Kline Bolton,(More)
In Paracentrotus lividus sea urchin embryos, at blastula stage, there is an abrupt increase in the abundance of alpha and beta tubulin transcripts in particular of the PI beta 1, PI beta 2 and PI alpha 2 forms. In order to assign specific functions to the various embryonic tubulin genes, we have used whole-mount in situ hybridization to determine spatial(More)
An approximately 14-kb region of genomic DNA encoding the wild-type white eye (w+) color gene from the medfly, Ceratitis capitata has been cloned and characterized at the molecular level. Comparison of the intron-exon organization of this locus among several dipteran insects reveals distinct organizational patterns that are consistent with the phylogenetic(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiac arrest presenting as pulseless electrical activity (PEA) currently has a very low survival rate. Many of the conditions underlying PEA (cardiac tamponade, hypovolemia, and pulmonary embolus) are associated with specific cardiac ultrasound findings. The aim of this study was to evaluate a rapid cardiac ultrasound assessment performed by(More)
Expression of Talpha2 gene, during sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus development, is spatially and temporally regulated. In order to characterize this gene, we isolated the relevant genomic sequences and scanned the isolated 5'-flanking region in searching for cis-regulatory elements required for proper expression. Gel mobility shift and footprinting assays,(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is prevalent in patients with aortic stenosis (AS); however, previous studies have demonstrated inconsistent results regarding the association of PH with adverse outcomes after aortic valve replacement (AVR). The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of preoperative PH on outcomes after AVR. We performed a regional(More)
The early mitral filling velocity (E)/early diastolic mitral annular velocity (E') ratio is increasingly being used as a simplified approach to estimate left ventricular (LV) filling pressure. The validity of applying this Doppler parameter to patients with severe mitral regurgitation is unknown. We retrospectively identified 20 patients in sinus rhythm who(More)
In order to study the defense strategies activated by Paracentrotus lividus embryos in response to sub-lethal doses of CdCl2, we compared the induced transcripts to that of control embryos by suppression subtractive hybridization technique. We isolated five metallothionein (MT) cDNAs and other genes related to detoxification, to signaling pathway(More)
In this study, by using different techniques (i.e. Northern blot hybridization, RT-PCR and Southern blot hybridization) on various normal rat tissues, we were able to identify liver, kidney, heart, small intestine, brain, spleen, stomach and prostate as tissues in which the ApoH gene is transcribed. Moreover, for some of these tissues, by in situ(More)
BACKGROUND Early graft dysfunction is a significant complication after renal transplantation and is a marker of adverse outcomes. Although multiple predictors of graft dysfunction have been previously described, the reported prevalence of pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary HTN) in the dialysis population (40-50%), along with biologic and physiologic(More)