Andrea Bradatsch

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The measurement of kidney function after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is still a clinical challenge. Cystatin C (CysC) has been proposed as a more accurate marker of renal function than serum creatinine (sCr). The aim of this study was to evaluate sCr- and CysC-based equations including the Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-EPI to determine renal(More)
INTRODUCTION An animal model that imitates human conditions might be useful not only to monitor pathomechanisms of brain death and biochemical cascades but also to investigate novel strategies to ameliorate organ quality and functionality after multiorgan donation. METHODS Brain death was induced in 15 pigs by inserting a catheter into the intracranial(More)
BACKGROUND Literature is controversial whether organs from living donors have a better graft function than brain dead (BD) and non-heart-beating donor organs. Success of transplantation has been correlated with high-energy phosphate (HEP) contents of the graft. METHODS HEP contents in heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas from living, BD, and donation after(More)
As organ shortage is increasing, the acceptance of marginal donors increases, which might result in poor organ function and patient survival. Mostly, organ damage is caused during brain death (BD), cold ischemic time (CIT) or after reperfusion due to oxidative stress or the induction of apoptosis. The aim of this study was to study a panel of genes involved(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Liver resection is the best treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). Hepatic lymph node metastases are considered as extrahepatic disease and represent an unfavorable prognostic factor. However, extrahepatic disease, when resectable, provides no contraindication for surgical therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
AIM We present a case of a new mesenchymal tumor entity named 'distinctive microcystic and pseudopapillary spindle and round cell neoplasm', of which only 30 cases have been reported worldwide. CASE REPORT A fifty-two-year-old woman presented in January 2012 with epigastric pain of changing character and weight loss. Examinations revealed a tumor(More)
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