Susan B. Conley

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Hyperlipidemia (HL) is a common problem in adult renal transplant (TP) recipients, contributing to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic TP nephropathy. There are multiple causes of HL post renal TP in adult patients, including pre TP HL, immunosuppressive agents, renal dysfunction, hypoalbuminemia secondary to nephrotic syndrome, obesity,(More)
Hypertension (HTN) is a significant problem in pediatric renal transplant (TP) recipients, predisposing the individuals to the development of cardiovascular disease and graft dysfunction. Calcium channel blockers (CCB) are considered excellent agents to treat post-TP HTN. We compared the efficacy and adverse effects of the two most commonly prescribed CCBs(More)
Feeding gastrostomies were placed in three children treated with chronic peritoneal dialysis at our center because of persistent, severe malnutrition and inadequate growth. Two had frequent fungal infections of the gastrostomy site and all three developedCandida peritonitis which occurred at 1 month, 2 months and 2 years after insertion of gastrostomy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize pregnant women's food safety practices, to evaluate the impact of existing educational messages on the risks and prevention of listeriosis, and to identify preferred delivery methods for educational initiatives. DESIGN Eight focus group discussions conducted with pregnant women in 4 locations. SETTING Focus group discussions(More)
Ten consecutive patients with failure of urinary bladder augmentation (UBA) performed either prior to or after reaching end-stage renal disease (ESRD) were studied. Seven patients developed increased hydroureteronephrosis, infectious complications, and advanced to ESRD after UBA. The mean time to development of ESRD in patients who had UBA performed with(More)
Three small children whose weights were under 15kg and who were on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis or continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis developed massive unilateral hydrothorax. The occurrence of hydrothorax was late, 3–22 months after the initiation of dialysis. Two of the three fluid collections were leftsided. Each episode was preceded by(More)
This report of the North American Pediatric Transplant Cooperative Study summarizes data contributed by 57 participating centers on 754 children with 761 transplants from 1 January 1989 to 16 February 1989. Data collection was initiated in October 1987 and follow-up of all patients is ongoing. Transplant frequency increased with age; 24% of the patients(More)
An interim liver transplant was used to extend survival in a neonate. This was accomplished by the initial transplant of a left-lateral segment of a metabolically abnormal liver obtained from a 7-yr-old patient with primary oxalosis. This bridging strategy was required because our neonatal patient was dying of fulminant hepatic failure caused by hepatic(More)
There is very little information in the literature about the treatment of yeast infections of the lower urinary tract in children. We have recently successfully treated a 2-monthold Hispanic infant boy with Candida cystitis by irrigation of the bladder with amphotericin B. The infant was first noted to have bilateral hydronephrosis on prenatal ultrasound(More)