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PURPOSE To describe the hemodynamic alterations during orthotopic liver transplantation in pigs. METHODS In the period from April 2004 to December 2005, forty-four female Landrace pigs, weighting between 32 and 38 Kg underwent orthotopic liver transplantation. The animals were divided into two groups, donor and recipient pairs, which received whole liver(More)
Intestinal failure (IF) is a debilitating condition of inadequate nutrition due to an anatomical and/or physiological deficit of the intestine. Surgical management of patients with acute and chronic IF requires expertise to deal with technical challenges and make correct decisions. Dedicated IF units have expertise in patient selection, operative risk(More)
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