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1. Kandaswamy R, Kamps M, Matas AJ.  “Administration of OKT3 as a two-hour infusion does not attenuate first dose side effects.”  Transplantation.  Sep 15 1999, 68(5): 709-10.

2. Humar A, Hassoun A, Kandaswamy R, Payne WD, Sutherland DER, Matas AJ.  “Immunologic factors:  the major risk factor for decreased long-term renal allograft survival.”  Transplantation.  Dec 27 1999;68(12):1842-1846.

3. Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Granger D, Gruessner RW, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER.  “Decreased surgical risks of pancreas transplantation in the modern era.”  Annals of Surgery.  Feb 2000;231(2):269-75.

4. Humar A, Parr E, Drangstveit MB, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER.  “Steroid withdrawal in pancreas transplant recipients.”  Clinical Transplantation.  Feb 2000;14(1):75-8.

5. Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Drangstviet M, Parr E, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER.  “Prolonged preservation time increases the risk of surgical complications in pancreas transplantation.”  Surgery.  May 2000;127(5):545-51.

6. Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Drangstveit MB, Parr E, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER.  “Surgical risks and outcome of pancreas transplants.”  Surgery.  June 2000;127(6):634-40.

7. Matsumoto S, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DER, Hassoun A, Hiraoka K, Sageshima J,  Shibata S, TaniokaY, Kuroda Y.  “Clinical application of the two-layer (University of Wisconsin solution [UW] / perfluorocarbons [PFC]) method of pancreas preservation before transplantation.”  Transplantation.  Sep 15 2000;70(5):771-4.

8. Humar A, Sutherland DER, Ramcharan T, Gruessner RW, Gruessner AC, Kandaswamy R.  “Optimal timing for a pancreas transplant after a successful kidney transplant.”  Transplantation.  Oct 27 2000;70(8):1247-50.

9. Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Payne WD, Dunn DL, Sutherland DE, Matas AJ.  “Risk factors for kidney transplant acute rejection: a multivariate analysis.  Transplant Proc.  Feb-Mar 2001;33(1-2):1112.

10. Sutherland DER, Gruessner RW, Dunn DL, Matas AJ, Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Mauer SM, Kennedy WR, Goetz FC, Robertson RP, Gruessner AC, Najarian JS.  “Lessons learned from more than 1,000 pancreas transplants at a single institution.”  Annals of Surgery.  Apr 2001;233(4):463-501.

11. Matas AJ, Payne WD, Sutherland DER, Humar A, Gruessner RW, Kandaswamy R, Dunn DL, Gillingham K, Najarian JS.  “2500 living donor kidney transplants: a single-center experience.”  Annals of Surgery.  Aug 2001;234(2):149-64.

12. Moss A, Najarian JS, Sutherland DER, Payne WD, Gruessner RW, Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Gillingham K, Dunn DL, Matas AJ.  “5000 kidney transplants – a single-center experience.”  Clin Transpl. 2000;159-71.

13. Gruessner RW, Kandaswamy R, Denny R.  “Laparoscopic simultaneous nephrectomy and distal pancreatectomy from a live donor.”  Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Sep 2001;193(3):333-7.

14. Humar A, Ramcharan T, Kandaswamy R, Matas A, Gruessner RW, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DE.  “Pancreas after kidney transplants.”  Am J Surg.  Aug 2001;182(2)155-61.

15. Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER, Dunn DL, Najarian JS, Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW.  “Pancreas after kidney transplants in posturemic patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus.”  J Am Soc Nephrol.  Nov 2001;12(11):2490-9.

16. Matas AJ, Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Payne WD, Gruessner RW, Sutherland DER.  “Kidney and pancreas transplantation without a crossmatch in select circumstances – it can be done.”  Clinical Transplantation.  Aug 2001;15(4):236-9.

17. Matas AJ, Ramcharan T, Paraskevas S, Gillingham K, Dunn DL, Gruessner RW, Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Najarian JS, Payne WD, and Sutherland DER.  “Rapid discontinuation of steroids in living donor kidney transplantation:  a pilot study.”  American Journal of Transplantation.  Sep 2001;1(3):278-83.

18. Humar A, Ramcharan T, Sielaff TD, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Lake JR, Payne WD.  “Split liver transplantation for two adult recipients: an initial experience.” American Journal of Transplantation.  Nov 2001;1(4):366.

19. Matas AJ, Humar A, Gillingham KJ, Payne WD, Gruessner RW, Kandaswamy R, Dunn DL, Najarian JS, Sutherland DER.  “Five preventable causes of kidney graft loss in the 1990s:  a single-center analysis.”  Kidney International.  Aug 2002;62(2): 704-714.

20. Hiraoka K, Kuroda Y, Suzuki Y, Fujino Y, Tanioka Y, Matsumoto S, Sakai T, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DE.  “Outcomes in clinical pancreas transplantation with the two-layer cold storage method versus simple storage in University of Wisconsin solution.”  Transplant Proc.  Nov 2002;34(7):2688-9.

21. Humar A, Ramcharan T, Kandaswamy R, Gillingham K, Payne WD, Matas AJ.  “Risk factors for slow graft function after kidney transplant: a multivariate analysis.” Clinical Transplantation.  Dec 2002;16(6):425-9.

22. Hering B, Matsumoto I, Sawada T, Nakano M, Sakai T, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DER.  “Impact of two-layer pancreas preservation on islet isolation and transplantation.  Transplantation Dec 27 2002;74(12):1813-6.

23. Paraskevas S, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Gillingham K, Gruessner RW, Payne WD, Najarian JS, Dunn DL, Sutherland DER, Matas AJ.  “Predicting long-term kidney graft survival: can new trials be performed?”  Transplantation Apr 27 2003, 75(8): 1256-9.

24. Khwaja K, Wijkstrom M, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER, Humar A, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW.  “Pancreas transplantation in crossmatch-positive recipients.”  Clin Transplant, Jun 2003;17(3):242-248.

25. Humar A, Khwaja K, Ramcharan T, Asolati M, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Sutherland DER, Gruessner AC.  “Chronic rejection: the next major challenge for pancreas transplant recipients.”  Transplantation.  Sep 27 2003;76(6):918-23.

26. Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Khwaja K, Asolati M, Harmon J, Gillingham K, Matas AJ.  “Study 1: A prospective, randomized study of cyclosporine-mycophenolate mofetil versus tacrolimus-sirolimus with rapid discontinuation of prednisone.”  Transplantation Reviews.  Oct 2003;17(4).

27. Hering BJ, Kandaswamy R, Harmon JV, Ansite JD, Clemmings SM, Sakai T, Paraskevas S, Eckman PM, Sageshima J, Nakano M, Sawada T, Matsumoto I, Zhang HJ, Sutherland DER, Bluestone JA.  “Transplantation of cultured islets from two-layer preserved pancreases in type 1 diabetes with anti-CD3 antibody.”  American Journal of Transplant Mar 2004;4(3): 390-401.

28. Humar A, Ramcharan T, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER.  “The impact of donor obesity on outcomes after cadaver pancreas transplants.”  Am J Transplant. Apr 2004;4(4):605-10.

29. Tan M, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DER, Gruessner RW, Gruessner AC, Humar A.  “Risk factors and impact of delayed graft function after pancreas transplants.”  Am J Transplant. May 2004;4(5):758-62.

30. Khwaja K, Asolati M, Harmon J, Melancon J, Dunn T, Gillingham K, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Gruessner R, Payne W, Najarian J, Dunn D, Sutherland D, Matas AJ.  “Outcome at 3 years with a prednisone-free maintenance regimen: a single-center experience with 349 kidney transplant recipients.” Am J Transplant. Jun 2004;4(6):980-7.

31. Sutherland DER, Gruessner R, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Hering B, Gruessner A.  “Beta Cell Replacement Therapy (pancreas and islet transplantation) for Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus: an integrated approach.”  Transplant Proc. Jul-Aug 2004;36(6):1697-9.

32. Matas AJ, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Payne WD, Dunn DL, Najarian JS, Gruessner RW, Gillingham KJ, McHugh LE, Sutherland DER.  “Long-term immunosuppression, without maintenance prednisone, after kidney transplantation.”  Ann. Surg.  Sep 2004;240(3):510-6, discussion 516-7.

33. Matsumoto I, Sawada T, Nakano M, Sakai T, Liu B, Ansite J, Zhang H, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DER, Hering BJ.  “Improvement in islet yield from obese donors for human islet transplants.”  Transplantation.  Sep 27 2004;78(6):880-5.

34. Humar A, Ramcharan T, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER.  “Technical failures after pancreas transplants: why grafts fail and the risk factors – a multivariate analysis.”  Transplantation.  Oct 27 2004;78(8):1188-92.

35. Khwaja K, Asolati M, Harmon J, Melancon JK, Dunn TB, Gillingham KJ, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Gruessner RW, Payne WD, Najarian JS, Dunn DL, Sutherland DER, Matas AJ.  “Rapid discontinuation of prednisone in higher-risk kidney transplant recipients.”  Transplantation.  Nov 15 2004;78(9):1397-9.

36. Kandaswamy R.  “Laparoscopic vs open nephrectomy in 210 consecutive patients: outcomes, cost, and changes in practice patterns.”  Surg Endosc.  Nov 2004;18(11):1684.

37. Hering BJ, Kandaswamy R, Ansite JD, Eckman PM, Nakano M, Sawada T, Matsumoto I, Ihm SH, Zhang HJ, Parkey J, Hunter DW, Sutherland DER.  “Single-donor, marginal-dose islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes.”  JAMA.  Feb 16 2005;293(7): 830-5.

38. Nath DS, Gruessner AC, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Sutherland DER, Humar A.  “Late anastomotic leaks in pancreas transplant recipients – clinical characteristics and predisposing factors.”  Clinical Transplanationt, Apr 2005;19(2): 220-4.

39. Humar A, Carolan E, Ibrahim H, Horn K, Larson E, Glessing B, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Lake J, Payne WD.  “A comparison of surgical outcomes and quality of life surveys in right lobe vs. left lateral segment liver donors.”  Am J Transplant, Apr 2005;5(4 Pt 1): 805-9.

40. Challacombe B, Kandaswamy R, Dasgupta P, Mamode N.  “Telementoring facilities independent hand-assisted laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy.”  Transplant Proceedings.  Mar 2005;37(2):613-6.

41. Nath DS, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Sutherland DER, Dunn DL, Humar A.  “Fungal infections in transplant recipients receiving alemtuzumab.”  Transplant Proceedings, Mar 2005;37(2):934-6.

42. Gruessner RW, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Gruessner AC, Sutherland DER.  “Calcineurin inhibitor- and steroid-free immunosuppression in pancreas-kidney and solitary pancreas transplantation.”  Tranplantation. May 15 2005;79(9):1184-9.

43. Kandaswamy R, Melancon JK, Dunn T, Tan M, Casingal V, Humar A, Payne WD, Gruessner RW, Dunn DL, Najarian JS, Sutherland DER, Gillingham KJ, Matas AJ.  “A prospective randomized trial of steroid-free maintenance regimens in kidney transplant recipients—an interim analysis.”  Am J Transplant.  June 2005;5(6):1529-36.

44. Kandaswamy R. “Laparoscopic vs open nephrectomy in 210 consecutive patients: outcomes, cost, and changes in practice patters.”  Surg Endosc.  Nov 2004;18(11):1684.

45. Tan M, Kandaswamy R,  Sutherland DER, Gruessner RW.  “Laparoscopic donor distal pancreatectomy for living donor pancreas and pancreas-kidney transplantation.”  Am J Transplant.  Aug 2005;5(8):1966-70.

46. Matas AJ, Kandaswamy R, Gillingham KJ, McHugh L, Ibrahim H, Kasiske B, Humar A.  “Prednisone-free maintenance immunosuppression – a 5-year experience.”  Am J Transplant.  Oct 2005;5(10):2473-8.

47. Paraskevas S, Coad JE, Gruessner A, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Sutherland DER, Gruessner RW.  “Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder in pancreas transplantation: a single-center experience.”  Transplantation.  Sep 15 2005;80(5):613-22.

48. Nath DS, Gruessner AC, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Sutherland DER, Humar A.  “Outcomes of pancreas transplants for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.”  Clin Tranpslant.  Dec 2005;19(6):792-7.

49. Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DER.  “Pancreas versus islet transplantation in diabetes mellitus: How to allocate decreased donor pancreata?”  Transplant Proc.  Mar 2006;38(2):365-7.

50. Kandaswamy R, Kasiske B, Ibrahim H, Matas AJ.  “Living or deceased donor kidney transplants for candidates with significant extrarenal morbidity.”  Clinical Transplant.  May-June 2006;20(3):346-50.

51. Shapiro J, Ricordi C, Hering B, Auchincloss H, Lindblad R, Robertson RP, Secchi A, Brendel M, Berney T, Brennan D, Cagliero E, Alejandro R, Ryan E, DiMercurio B, Morel P, Polonsky K, Reems J, Bretzel R, Bertuzzi F, Froud T, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland D, Eisenbarth G, Segal M, Preksaitis J, Korbutt G, Barton F, Viviano L, Seyfert V, Bluestone J, Lakey J.  “International trial of the Edmonton protocol for islet transplantation.”  New England Journal of Medicine.  Sep 28 2006;355(13):1318-30.

52. Paraskevas S, Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Gillingham KJ, Gruessner RW, Payne WD, Najarian JS, Sutherland DE, Matas AJ.  “Risk factors for rising creatinine in renal allografts with 1 and 3 yr survival.” Clin Transplant. Nov-Dec 2006;20(6):667-72.

53. Matas AJ, Kandaswamy R.  “The current role of calcineurin inhibitors in posttransplant immunosuppression?”  Am J Transplant.  Dec 2006;6(12):2827-9.

54. Adrogue H, Matas AJ, McGlennon RC, Key NS, Gruessner AC, Gruessner RW, Humar A, Sutherland DER, Kandaswamy R.  “Do inherited hypercoagulable states play a role in thrombotic events affecting kidney/pancreas transplant recipients?”  Clinical Transplantation.  Jan-Feb 2007;21(1):32-7.

55. Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Casingal V, Gillingham K, Ibrahim H, Matas AJ.  “Stable kidney function in the second decade after kidney transplantation while on cyclosporine-based immunosuppression.”  Transplantation.  Mar 007;83(6):722-6.

56. Humar A, Gillingham K, Kandaswamy R, Payne W, Matas A.  “Steroid avoidance regimens: a comparison of outcomes with maintenance steroids versus continued steroid avoidance in recipients having an acute rejection episode.”  Am J Transplant.  Aug 2007;7(8):1948-53.

57. Humar A, Crotteau S, Gruessner AC, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RW, Payne WD, Lake J.  “Steroid minimization in liver transplant recipients: impact on hepatitis C recurrence and posttransplant diabetes.”  Clinical Transplantation.  Jul-Aug 2007; 21(4):526-31.

58. Gruessner RW, Sutherland DE, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner AC. Over 500 solitary pancreas transplants in nonuremic patients with brittle diabetes mellitus. Transplantation. 2008 Jan 15;85(1):42-7.

59. Wang SN, Sturdevant M, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner RG, Sutherland DE, Humar A. Technical failure of the pancreas after SPK transplant: are these patients good candidates for later pancreas retransplant? Clin Transplant. 2008 Jan-Feb;22(1):50-4.

60. Matas AJ, Gillingham KJ, Humar A, Ibrahim HN, Payne WD, Gruessner RW, Dunn TB, Sutherland DE, Najarian JS, Kandaswamy R. Posttransplant diabetes mellitus and acute rejection: impact on kidney transplant outcome. Transplantation. 2008 Feb 15;85(3):338-43.

61. Gruessner RW, Sutherland DE, Drangstveit MB, Kandaswamy R, Gruessner AC. Pancreas allotransplants in patients with a previous total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Mar;206(3):458-65. Epub 2007 Nov 12.

62. Hill M, Garcia R, Dunn T, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DE, Humar A.  What happens to the kidney in an SPK transplant when the pancreas fails due to a technical complication?  Clin Transplant.  2008 Mar 3 [Epub ahead of print].

63. Kandaswamy R, Humar A, Dunn T, Sutherland D.  Can we maintain immunosuppression avoiding nephrotoxic agents in pancreas transplantation?  Transplantation Proceedings.  2008 Mar; 40(2):516-7.

64. Whitson BA, Asolati M, Kandaswamy R, Sutherland DE. Diabetic gastroparesis-associated bezoar resolution via “cola-lysis.” Clin Transplant. 2008 March-Apr 22(2):242-4.

65. Humar A, Beissel J, Crotteau S, Kandaswamy R, Lake J, Payne W.  Whole liver versus split liver versus living donor in the adult recipient – an analysis of outcomes by graft type.  Transplantation.  2008 May 27;85(10):1420-4.