Esteban Cugat

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To identify factors predictive of early postoperative graft function, we analyzed 54 variables--including easily available clinical and laboratory data prospectively obtained from organ donors, transplant recipients and surgical procedures in 168 consecutive liver transplantations. Early postoperative graft function was classified into three groups(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of preserving the recipient's inferior vena cava during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) on hemodynamic alterations, blood component requirements, postoperative liver and renal function, as well as vascular-related complications. A total of 122 OLTs was studied. In 35 OLTs, venovenous bypass (BP) was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis and treatment of those patients suspected of harboring bile duct stones before laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 1,235 consecutive LCs performed between 1991 and 1997 were studied prospectively. ERCP was(More)
The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate prostanoid (prostacyclin and thromboxane) and lipid peroxide levels at the portal and hepatic veins, and their relation to immediate postoperative liver function. Nineteen patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation were prospectively studied. Blood samples were obtained within 5(More)
From June 1988 to October 1990, a total of 100 orthotopic liver transplantations (OLTs) in 91 patients were performed at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Euro-Collins (EC) solution was used as the flush and storage solution in 29 livers, and the University of Wisconsin (UW) solution was used in 24. A combined method, consisting of flushing and harvesting(More)
Laparoscopic excision of gastric leiomyoma is technically feasible and safe, but it may fail to localize the exact placement of the lesion because of the lack of tactile sensitivity. The authors present two cases of small gastric leiomyomas that were resected by a totally laparoscopic approach, assisted with intraoperative laparoscopic ultrasonography(More)