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Massive intraoperative bleeding during liver transplantation often requires large amounts of blood products. The goal of this study was to investigate long-term outcomes of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who underwent intraoperative use of intraoperative blood salvage (IBS) and leukocyte depletion(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of liver transplantation and is associated with increased mortality. We identified the incidence and modifiable risk factors for AKI after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and constructed risk scoring models for AKI prediction. We retrospectively reviewed 538 cases of LDLT. Multivariate logistic(More)
We compared postoperative hepatic and renal functions between the two inhalational anesthetics, desflurane and sevoflurane in living donors undergoing right hepatectomy. Seventy-four adult donors were randomly allocated into Des group (n = 37) and sevo group (n = 37). Before the induction of anesthesia, morphine sulfate 400 microg was injected(More)
The healthy condition of living donors makes their tolerance to pain particularly low, and clinicians are often challenged to come up with an analgesic technique that is effective yet ensures donor safety. This study compared, in donor right hepatectomy, the efficacy and safety of preoperative intrathecal morphine (ITM) combined with intravenous(More)
Numerous living donor hepatectomy are being performed safely. However, donors are still exposed to various complications including hepatic failure. We examined the donor's potential risk and morbidity depending on the type of hepatectomy: left lateral segmentectomy (group LLS, n = 30), left lobectomy (group LL, n = 15), and right lobectomy (group RL, n =(More)
Sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD) is a common symptom of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of this study was to determine whether kidney transplantation improves SRBD. Twenty-four patients with ESRD, who were admitted for kidney transplantation, underwent a sleep study using a portable ventilation effort recorder on the night before(More)
Postoperative analgesia and care for living liver donors have become particular interests for clinicians as the use of living donor liver transplantation has increased. Local anesthetic-based analgesia has been known to provide effective pain control. In this prospective, randomized study, we compared the postoperative analgesic efficacy of local(More)
The safety of living donors is a matter of cardinal importance in addition to obtaining optimal liver grafts to be transplanted. Central venous pressure (CVP) is known to have significant correlation with the amount of bleeding during parenchymal transection and many centers have adopted CVP monitoring for right hepatectomy. However, central line(More)
Various volatile anesthetics have been used in hepatectomy in living donors, and their effects on major organs have been extensively evaluated. However, the impact of total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) on postoperative liver and renal functions after large liver resections has been less extensively investigated than that of volatile agents. The aim of this(More)
Previous laboratory and clinical data have shown evidence for the concept of rebalanced hemostasis in liver disease. We evaluate whether this concept of rebalanced hemostasis can be applied in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Twenty patients with ITP (platelet count < 100 × 10(9) /l) who visited our hospital were enrolled. We(More)