W B Vernon

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A retrospective analysis of our renal transplant population between 1981 and 1987 was undertaken to study the natural history of posttransplant hypercalcemia and to review indications and recommendations regarding the timing of parathyroidectomy. During this period, 1158 renal transplant procedures were performed in 1025 patients, with 819 allografts (71%)(More)
The usefulness of a diagnostic test is generally assessed by calculating the sensitivity and specificity, or the predictive value positive and predictive value negative of the test. When subjects are monitored periodically for evidence of disease, these calculations must incorporate the varying amounts of information per individual. If in addition, the test(More)
Tenckhoff peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter malposition is one of the leading causes of catheter malfunction. Fluoroscopically directed stiff-wire manipulation of malpositioned PD catheters has been advocated as a method of catheter salvage. Two hundred eighty-nine single-cuff PD catheters were placed surgically into 203 patients during this 4-year study.(More)
Immunosuppression generated by total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) may be of use in solid organ transplantation. We have investigated the use of TLI in the rat cardiac allograft model. Lewis rats received TLI from a cobalt-60 machine. The daily dose was 1.25 Gy and treatments were administered 4 days per week. We performed experiments to assess the effect of(More)
Graft availability remains the major limitation to organ transplantation. Belzer-UW solution has been used for multiple organ procurement in 20 consecutive donors. Belzer-UW solution was used for both aortic in situ flush and ex vivo cold storage. From 20 donors, a total of 20 pancreatic grafts, 20 livers, 39 kidneys, and 10 hearts were procured. Mean(More)
The clinical course of a patient is described in whom hyperphosphatemia occurred on total parenteral nutrition with lipid emulsion providing half of the nonnitrogenous caloric support. Renal insufficiency, hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, and severe catabolism are excluded as causes of this hyperphosphatemia. Changes in serum phosphate are(More)