Varsha Reddy

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Recent advances in human islet transplantation have highlighted the need for expanding the pool of beta-cells available for transplantation. We have developed three transgenic models in which growth factors (hepatocyte growth factor [HGF], placental lactogen, or parathyroid hormone-related protein) have been targeted to the beta-cell using rat insulin(More)
Hyperthyroidism is rare in early childhood and most commonly caused by Graves' disease. We report 14 children (4 boys, 10 girls) aged 3.4-7.5 yr. At diagnosis, all patients had weight loss, hyperkinetic activity, tachycardia, difficulty sleeping, and poor concentration and 11 presented with proptosis. Four patients developed long-term neuropsychological(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) are considered to be at increased risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease if they and/or their donor are CMV seropositive pre-transplant. Although several pre-emptive strategies have been shown to be effective in preventing early CMV disease, the ability of pre-emptive strategies using(More)
Salvage second auto-SCT (ASCT) is a reasonable treatment option for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM) when the duration of remission after initial ASCT is longer than 12–18 months. In addition, second salvage autologous transplant may be used in the context of progressive refractory myeloma for temporary disease control or for hematopoietic(More)
Abstract: Immotile cilia syndrome is associated with the basic defect of disordered ciliary motility. Kartagener’s syndrome has been considered to be a sub group of Immotile Ciliary Syndrome. Kartagener Syndrome (KS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder consisting of triad of sinusitis, bronchiectasis and situsin versus with dextrocardia. We report a 25(More)
Summary:This study reports on overall and recurrence-free survival (OS and RFS) of 37 consecutive patients with low- and intermediate-grade NHL receiving a related donor allogeneic BMT using a nonradiation-containing preparative regimen. In addition, transplant-related toxicity and factors influencing outcome are discussed. The preparative regimen consisted(More)
Gender-related differences in the rate of coronary heart disease (CHD) between premenopausal women and men are greatly diminished in women with diabetes mellitus (DM). This may be related, in part, to altered platelet function in premenopausal diabetic women. Hyperglycemia may contribute to increase platelet aggregation through enhancement of oxidative(More)
Long-term marrow cultures (LTMCs) were established from 27 human marrows. Hematopoietic cells were subjected to multiple rounds of exposure to retroviral vectors during 3 weeks of culture. Seven different retroviral vectors were evaluated. LTMCs were assessed for viability, replication-competent retrovirus, progenitors capable of proliferating in(More)
Summary:Intensive therapy and autologous blood and marrow transplantation (ABMT) is an established post-remission treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), although its exact role remains controversial and few data are available regarding longer-term outcomes. We examined the long-term outcome of patients with AML transplanted at a single center using(More)
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