Affiliation: Rhode Island Hospital
- Suppression of cell-mediated immunity by a donor-transmitted lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in a kidney transplant recipientAmitabh Gautam
Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
Transpl Infect Dis 9:339-42. 2007..This suppression persisted in spite of reduction of immunosuppression. With the clearance of the virus there was reconstitution of the cellular immune response...
- Cell mediated immunity (CMI) and post transplant viral infections--role of a functional immune assay to titrate immunosuppressionA Gautam
Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
Int Immunopharmacol 6:2023-6. 2006..The ImmuKnow assay of CMI can be used to titrate initial immunosuppression reduction and its subsequent increase, in patients with viral infection after transplantation...
- Experience with sirolimus for calcineurin minimization/elimination in pancreas-after-kidney transplantationA Gautam
Department of Surgery Transplantation Surgery APC 921, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Transplant Proc 37:3542-3. 2005..With the use of sirolimus-based immunosuppression, and with elimination or minimization of tacrolimus, renal function, as measured by serum creatinine, stabilized or improved in all cases...
- Use of an immune function assay to monitor immunosuppression for treatment of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorderAmitabh Gautam
Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Pediatr Transplant 10:613-6. 2006..Later, when the cell-mediated immune response increased, with negative viral load, immunosuppression was gradually increased utilizing the assay to adjust dosing. Presently, there are no signs of PTLD and renal function remains normal...
- Renal transplant survival from older donors: a single center experiencePaul E Morrissey
Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Arch Surg 139:384-9; discussion 389. 2004..We explored the risk of allograft failure in a single transplantation center with older (55-79 years) vs younger (18-54 years) donors...
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis in a renal transplant recipient: a case reportM Aboagye-Kumi
Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Transplant Proc 40:1751-3. 2008..We report an unusual case of a 34-year-old white female with ADEM developing 5 years after a living related renal transplant...
- Excess risk of renal allograft loss and early mortality among elderly recipients is associated with poor exercise capacityA F Yango
Division of Hypertension and Renal Diseases, Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI, USA
Clin Nephrol 65:401-7. 2006..Successful renal transplantation in the elderly offers substantial benefits in quality and life expectancy. However, in this group of patients there is an early increased risk of death compared with those remaining on dialysis...
- Preemptive plasmapheresis and recurrence of FSGS in high-risk renal transplant recipientsR Y Gohh
Division of Renal Diseases, Department of Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, USA
Am J Transplant 5:2907-12. 2005..Therefore, PP may decrease the incidence of recurrent FSGS in high-risk patients. Definitive conclusions regarding optimal management can only be drawn from larger, randomized, controlled studies...
- Factors contributing to acute rejection in renal transplantation: the role of noncomplianceP E Morrissey
Division of Organ Transplantation and Medical Statistics, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, 593 Eddy Street APC 921, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Transplant Proc 37:2044-7. 2005..Future strategies to improve compliance, including increased vigilance in high-risk patient groups, frequent medication review, and laboratory testing, should be encouraged...
- Keeping up with the Jones's: open donor nephrectomy in the laparoscopic eraP E Morrissey
Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Transplant Proc 36:1285-7. 2004..Mini-open donor nephrectomy provides a good alternative to laparoscopic surgery, offering the donor an equivalent convalescence at lower cost and potentially with reduced morbidity...
- The utility of 6-month protocol renal biopsy under modern immunosuppressionA Yango
Division of Hypertension and Renal Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Clin Nephrol 70:490-5. 2008....
- Cryptosporidium infection in renal transplant patientsM Q Tran
Division of Hypertension and Renal Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Clin Nephrol 63:305-9. 2005..In transplant patients, a course of antimicrobial therapy along with concurrent reduction in immunosuppression optimize immunologic status and may potentially lead to resolution of the infection...
- Gastrointestinal complications following transplantationAmitabh Gautam
Brown Medical School, Division of Organ Transplantation, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Surg Clin North Am 86:1195-206, vii. 2006..Establishing the etiology of gastrointestinal complaints is often difficult because any one or a combination of these factors might be contributory in the same patient...
- Good samaritan kidney donationPaul E Morrissey
Transplantation 80:1369-73. 2005