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PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the characteristics and risk factors of infections in the early period after orthopic liver transplantation (OLT) among adult patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 75 patients who underwent OLT over 3 years from 2008 to 2010. We recorded all infections that developed during hospitalization in the(More)
Predicting the prognosis of cirrhotic patients is considered to achieve a fair allocation among patients awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Serum sodium (Na) concentrations are associated with reduced survival among patients with cirrhosis. The mortality risk of cirrhotic patients, as defined by the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD)(More)
BACKGROUND Acute renal dysfunction is presented quite often after orthotopic liver transplantation (LT), with a reported incidence of 12-64%. The "RIFLE" criteria were introduced in 2004 for the definition of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients, and a revised definition was proposed in 2007 by the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN),(More)
BACKGROUND Renal transplantation represents the main treatment for end-stage renal disease. The goal of this study was to evaluate the course and outcome of renal transplant recipients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and to analyze factors determining prognosis and mortality. METHODS The demographic features, data admission characteristics, and(More)
BACKGROUND This 3-year prospective, observational, single-center study was undertaken to describe prescription, microbiology findings, tolerance, and efficacy of tigecycline for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) infections after liver transplantation in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS All patients after liver transplantation treated(More)
BACKGROUND The benefits of improved interdisciplinary collaboration in the health care section are well documented in the literature, including fewer errors and shorter delays and thus enhanced effectiveness and maximised patient safety. Given that the first step in improving teamwork involves uncovering individual team member's attitudes, this study was(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI), one of the most frequent complications in the early period after liver transplantation, causes serious obstacles in the management of these patients affecting their outcomes. We studied retrospectively 79 subjects who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). AKI was defined as an elevation of serum creatinine 1.5 times(More)
BACKGROUND Renal dysfunction is commonly found in patients with end-stage liver disease, as well as after liver transplantation, and it often needs renal replacement therapy (RRT) with the application of continuous or intermittent methods. The aim of this study was the recording of the patients who underwent continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF)(More)