Álvaro García-Sesma

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OBJECTIVE Describe the results of liver transplantation after installing Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) and compare them with those of a control group in a comparative, longitudinal, retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between April 1986 and October 2002, we performed 875 liver transplantations. Between January 1996 and(More)
BACKGROUND Portal vein thrombosis is a frequent complication in end-stage cirrhosis with a considerable peri-operative risk for liver transplant candidates. We aimed to characterize the pre-transplant portal vein thrombosis in a cohort of liver transplant recipients, and to identify independent risk factors for this complication. METHODS 380 consecutive(More)
INTRODUCTION Everolimus is a potent immunosuppressant with several advantages over calcineurin inhibitors, such as good tolerance, preventive effects on cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality and cancer prevention as it inhibits cell proliferation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April 1986 and December 2010, we performed 1500 liver transplants (OLT) in(More)
BACKGROUND The most practical measure to augment the available number of liver grafts and thus reduce waiting list mortality is to increase the donor age limit. We hypothesized that with careful selection of old liver donors without age limit it should be possible to obtain good patient and graft survival. METHODS The present study comprises 351 adults(More)
BACKGROUND Sexual and reproductive abnormalities affect up to 50% patients with terminal liver failure. However, these functions recover quickly after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Thus, 80%-90% of OLT women of childbearing age recover menstruation within a few months after transplantation. The aim of our study was to analyze the impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE Bladder drainage (BD) of exocrine secretions is associated with urological and pancreatitis complications. Herein we have analyzed our experience with conversion from BD to enteric drainage (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS From March 1995 to September 2008, 118 patients underwent pancreas transplantation. There were 68 men and 50 women of a overall(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C (HCV) is among the most common causes of end-stage liver disease worldwide. The donor shortage leads us to consider alternative organ sources such as HCV-positive donors. The outcomes of these transplants must be evaluated thoroughly since there is universal recurrence of disease among HCV-positive liver transplant recipients. (More)
BACKGROUND Renal failure (RF) is a frequent complication in non-renal solid organ transplants. In the present study, we analyze our experience with intestinal transplants (ITx). METHODS Between 2004 and 2012, we performed 21 ITx in 19 adult patients. Alemtuzumab was used as an induction agent followed by tacrolimus. Renal function was assessed before ITx(More)
The study goal was to ascertain the true value of lower esophageal sphincter measurement in order to establish the risk of presenting gastroesophageal reflux or Barrett's esophagus. Of 671 patients assessed for symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, 459 were included in a prospective study, practicing esophagogastroscopy, esophageal manometry, and 24-hour(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is an established life-saving procedure for alcoholic cirrhotic (AC) patients, but the incidence of de novo tumors ranges between 2.6% and 15.7% and is significantly increased in comparison with patients who undergo OLT for other etiologies. Tobacco, a known carcinogen, has been reported to be between 52% and 83.3% in(More)