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PURPOSE We report our experience with laparoscopic bilateral synchronous nephrectomy for giant symptomatic autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and compare outcome data with open bilateral nephrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Since March 1998, 10 patients underwent bilateral synchronous laparoscopic nephrectomy for giant symptomatic ADPKD. A(More)
The operative techniques to transplant kidneys with multiple renal arteries and our recent experience with them are reviewed. The preferred methods are anastomosis with a Carrel aortic patch and extracorporeal arterial repair before transplantation. These are simple and effective methods that avoid subjecting the kidney to prolonged ischemia.(More)
The clinical features of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) were compared in 63 HLA-B 27 positive (+) and 15 B27 negative (-) individuals with this disease. There were no differences in age at onset, functional class, degree of deformity, pain, severity of X-ray changes, or frequency of peripheral joint involvement or of reconstructive orthopedic surgery. These(More)
The efficacy of dipyridamole single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) thallium as a screening test for coronary artery disease (CAD), was studied in 45 patients with end-stage renal failure undergoing evaluation for renal transplantation. Coronary arteriography, dipyridamole SPECT thallium imaging and clinical follow-up were performed in all(More)
Five patients who presented with arthritis as the sole manifestation of hereditary hemochromatosis and 51 family members were studied. Studies included clinical evaluation for the presence of arthritis and hemochromatosis, roentgenography of hands, knees, and pelvis, serum iron and serum ferritin measurements, complete HLA typing for 50 of the A and B loci,(More)
BACKGROUND Ganciclovir-resistant (GCV-R) cytomegalovirus (CMV) is now being reported with increasing frequency in solid organ transplant recipients. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of all solid organ transplant patients with GCV-R CMV seen between 1990 and 2000 at a single center. METHODS Patients with clinically(More)