Steven Woodley

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Neurologic disorders are uncommon but alarming complications of cardiac transplantation. Of 29 patients from the Utah Cardiac Transplant Program (UCTP) who had lumbar puncture because of change in neurologic function, or to assess fever of uncertain etiology, CSF pleocytosis was present in 14 patients, 4 of whom had an active infectious process involving(More)
Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) accumulates in myocardial tissues during ischemia, and has toxic effects which may contribute to the arrhythmias and relaxation abnormalities that occur during acute ischemia. These effects of LPC may be mediated in part by calcium overload. To test this hypothesis, spontaneously contracting cultured embryonic chick ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of bucindolol, a nonselective, non-ISA beta-blocker with mild-vasodilatory properties, in patients with congestive heart failure from ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (ISCDC, n = 27) and compared the results with those in subjects with heart failure from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC, n = 22). METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms by which ventricular function is altered during cardiac transplant rejection are not well understood. Therefore, an in vitro model system has been developed to facilitate investigation of lymphocyte-mediated myocyte injury. METHODS AND RESULTS Splenic lymphoid cells were obtained from mice 8-10 days after placement of a(More)
Bryostatin 1, a macrocyclic natural lactone isolated from a marine Bryozoan, has undergone phase I testing in humans. Side effects of treatment have included muscle pain and joint aches, a transient decrease in platelets, and the release of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and IL-6 into the blood stream. In animals, anticancer activity has been(More)
Recent preliminary reports suggest a poor outcome of orthotopic liver transplantation for patients with hemochromatosis. We analyzed an institutional experience with orthotopic liver transplantation for hemochromatosis, focusing on factors contributing to increased morbidity and mortality. Between March 1988 and October 1992, nine of 249 adults (3.6%)(More)
High extracellular Ca2+ stimulates the accumulation of inositol trisphosphate and diacylglycerol in parathyroid cells and suppresses PTH release. Since diacylglycerol is an endogenous activator of protein kinase-C, these observations would suggest that activation of protein kinase-C is associated with inhibition of PTH release. However, phorbol esters,(More)
This study examined whether posttransplant anti-T cell monoclonal or polyclonal antibody therapy could provide a window of treatment to allow posttransplant total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) to induce tolerance. These experiments were conducted in a high responder strain combination of an ACI cardiac allograft into a Lewis rat. In this situation, treatment(More)
Immunosuppression following cardiac transplantation can be divided into early rejection prophylaxis, chronic maintenance, and the treatment of established episodes of allograft rejection. Early rejection prophylaxis is the immunosuppressive protocol administered in the first few weeks following transplantation and consists of cyclosporine, azathioprine, and(More)