D. S. C. Ko

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BACKGROUND There are over 250 kidney transplant programs in the USA. OBJECTIVE To determine if highly competitive regions, defined as regions with a higher number of transplant centers, will approve and wait-list more end-stage renal disease (ESRD) candidates for transplant despite consistent incidence and prevalence of ESRD nationwide. METHODS ESRD(More)
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 Lymphatic leak and lymphocele are well-known complications after kidney transplantation. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of lymphatic complications in recipients of living donor kidneys. METHODS Among 642 kidney transplants performed between 1999 and 2007, the incidence of lymphatic complications was retrospectively analyzed in(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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