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)
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)
This article describes a case of disseminated Mycobacterium chelonei infection in a renal transplant recipient. This patient, who underwent thoracic duct drainage prior to cadaveric renal transplantation, developed M chelonei bacteremia and numerous subcutaneous nodules a few weeks after transplantation. The M chelonei initially responded to amikacin and(More)
In this preliminary study, additional reactions were detected in sera that were not found by T-AHG-CDC. The reactions had definable HLA specificities. In our laboratory, the procedures described in this article had the following relative sensitivities for detecting class I HLA alloantibody specificities: FC = B-AHG-CDC greater than T-AHG-CDC greater than(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)