A. B. Cosimi

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BACKGROUND Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common indication for liver transplantation in the US. OBJECTIVE Since steroids are the major stimulus of viral replication, we postulated that steroid-free immunosuppression might be a safer approach. METHODS From January 1995 to October 2002, we used steroid plus calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) immunosuppression(More)
BACKGROUND Donor safety is the first priority in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). OBJECTIVE To determine the characteristics and outcome of live liver donors who underwent donor hepatectomy from January, 1997 to May, 2007 at Massachusetts General Hospital. METHODS 30 patients underwent LDLT between January, 1997 and May, 2007 at our(More)
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