Wayne M Flye

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PURPOSE Although autologous blood procurement has become a standard of care in elective surgery, recent studies have questioned its cost-effectiveness. We therefore reviewed our 3-year experience with intraoperative cell salvage in patients who underwent elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS A 3-year retrospective chart review of elective(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was used in 40 renal transplant recipients to determine whether this modality can enable distinction of acute tubular necrosis (ATN) and acute rejection by means of corticomedullary differentiation (CMD). Each patient underwent initial MR imaging after allograft renal transplantation. Twenty-nine of these 40 patients (72%)(More)
The incidence and severity of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection were evaluated in 24 renal transplant patients treated with steroids and cyclosporine and compared with 40 patients treated with steroids and azathioprine: 58% of patients receiving azathioprine and 33% of patients receiving cyclosporine required additional therapy with antithymocyte globulin(More)
A central hypothesis in transplantation biology is that resident leukocytes expressing class II histocompatibility antigens may determine the immunogenicity of an organ. By means of a novel method to deplete the kidney of resident leukocytes, essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD), this hypothesis was tested in an intact, vascular organ. Kidneys subjected(More)
Cadaver kidneys were preserved by a technique that uses hypothermic pulsatile perfusion without cannulation of the renal arteries. This avoids the mechanical trauma that is inevitably associated with cannulation and preserves a maximum of untraumatized arterial tissue. Cannulation injury is thus eliminated as a potential cause of renal artery stenosis.(More)
BACKGROUND The role of the proinflammatory cytokine interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) in the development of oral or portal venous tolerance is poorly defined. By using knockout mice for IFN-gamma (GKO mice), we investigated the effect of both oral and portal venous administration of alloantigen on the systemic delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) response to(More)