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Marginal donors in liver transplantation.
Marginal liver donor criteria included the following: obesity (weight >100 Kg or BMI >27), age >50 years; macrovesicular steatosis >50%; intensive care unit stay >4 days; prolonged hypotensiveExpand
A pilot study on the safety and effectiveness of immunosuppression without prednisone after liver transplantation.
BACKGROUND Corticosteroids are commonly used in the immunosuppression therapy after liver transplantation, yet are associated with considerable side effects. Retrospective studies have shown thatExpand
Assessment of the upper gastrointestinal tract in hemodialysis patients awaiting renal transplantation.
Seventy-five dialysis patients awaiting renal transplantation were studied. Investigations included single contrast barium meal, serum gastrin assay, gastric acid studies, and fiberopticExpand
Prospective randomized trial of submucosal hemorrhoidectomy with radiofrequency bistoury vs. conventional Parks’ operation
Abstract.Background:Postoperative pain has always been the main adverse effect of the surgical treatment for hemorrhoids. Surgical techniques evolved mainly to solve this problem as well asExpand
A multicentre study on LMW-heparin effectiveness in preventing postsurgical thrombosis.
A multicentric study was carried out involving six italian departments of general surgery to assess the efficacy of a low molecular weight (LMW) heparin called Fluxum compared to standard calciumExpand
Liver transplantation in the presence of portal vein thrombosis: report from a single center.
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a frequent finding in liver transplantation, the management of which depends mainly on its extent. In cases of mild to moderate PVT, a low dissection of the portalExpand
Use of mycophenolate mofetil in liver transplantation: a literature review.
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an immunosuppressive drug, exhibiting its effect through inhibition of proliferation of T and B lymphocytes. Standard primary immunosuppressive therapy after orthotopicExpand
Infectious complications in renal transplant recipients.
Renal transplantation has become a well-established therapeutic option for end-stage renal disease, but infectious diseases remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Although a wideExpand
Radiofrequency fistulectomy vs. diathermic fistulotomy for submucosal fistulas: a randomized trial.
BACKGROUND Anal fistula represents one of the most frequent anorectal disease. Fistulotomy is considered the gold standard treatment but related problems are numerous (postoperative pain, bleeding,Expand