David Pereyra

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A selected group of patients who underwent valve replacement were analyzed to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of combined treatment with moderate intensity anticoagulation plus aspirin. One hundred ninety-six patients who received a total of 204 mechanical valve prostheses between 1985 and 1991 were selected according to rigid criteria.(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative liver dysfunction may lead to morbidity and mortality after liver resection. Preoperative liver function assessment is critical to identify preexisting liver dysfunction in patients prior to resection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive potential of perioperative indocyanine green (ICG)-clearance testing to prevent(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Thrombopoietin (TPO) has been implicated in the process of liver regeneration and was found to correlate with hepatic function in patients with liver disease. With this investigation we aimed to determine if perioperative TPO levels were associated with postoperative outcome in patients undergoing liver resection. METHODS Perioperative(More)
UNLABELLED Platelets promote liver regeneration through site-specific serotonin release from dense granules, triggering proliferative signaling in hepatocytes. However, the effects of factors derived from platelet α-granules on liver regeneration are unclear, because α-granules contain bioactive molecules with opposing functions. Because α-granule molecules(More)
An unusual case of anterolateral fracture-dislocation of the lumbosacral junction is reported, and seven additional cases from the literature are discussed. The mechanism of injury is forced hyperflexion and shear. The prevalence of neurologic involvement is high, as is the number of fractures of the adjacent spinal elements and the occurrence of disk(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Besides its critical role during liver regeneration, serotonin (5-HT) has been found to act as a mitogenic factor in several neoplastic entities. Accordingly, we aimed to evaluate whether intra-platelet 5-HT (IP5-HT) was associated with oncological outcome after liver resection and concomitantly evaluate its ability to serve as a(More)
Von Willebrand Factor (vWF) was found to mediate platelet influx during the early phase of liver regeneration in mice. Further, increased vWF-antigen (vWF-Ag) levels were shown to be predictive for outcome of patients with chronic liver disease. Accordingly, we aimed to assess the relevance of perioperative vWF-Ag dynamics in terms of liver regeneration and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Antithrombin III (ATIII) has been reported to be associated with liver pathologies and was shown to predict outcome in patients undergoing liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. We now aimed to assess whether perioperative ATIII-activity could predict postoperative outcome in patients without underlying liver disease, as well as(More)
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