Gabriela Andrea Berlakovich

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A consensus meeting was held in Vienna on September 8-9, 2013, to discuss diagnostic and therapeutic challenges surrounding development of diabetes mellitus after transplantation. The International Expert Panel comprised 24 transplant nephrologists, surgeons, diabetologists and clinical scientists, which met with the aim to review previous guidelines in(More)
Gastrointestinal lipomas are rare, but commonest in the colon and rectum, characteristically submucosal and seldom subserosal. An 18-year analysis revealed 17 cases of large-bowel lipoma, 13 presenting with colicky pain, abdominal discomfort, blood-stained feces or rectal bleeding and altered bowel habits and four asymptomatic. The 17 patients had totally(More)
A randomized controlled prospective open-label single center trial was performed. At the time of transplantation patients were randomly assigned to one of two treatment arms: The study group of 47 patients received zoledronic acid (ZOL, 8 infusions at 4 mg during the first 12 months after LT), calcium (1000 mg/d) and vitamin D (800 IE/d). The control group(More)
Many transplant centers are reluctant to accept alcoholic patients for OLT because of their supposed potential for alcoholic recidivism and poor compliance with the required immunosuppressive regimen, both of which result in graft failure. Only inconclusive data related to these arguments are available. From May 1982 to January 1993, 58 patients received(More)
The appropriate time point for starting immunosuppressive treatment with calcineurin inhibitors after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has been a subject of debate. The aim of the study was to analyze the effects of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) induction therapy on rejection, renal function, infection, tumor rate, and survival. We retrospectively(More)
Plasma disappearance rate of indocyanine green (PDRICG) has been proposed for assessment of liver function in liver transplants donors and recipients, in patients with chronic liver failure, and as a prognostic factor in critically ill patients. The assessment of PDRICG using a newly developed noninvasive digital pulse densitometry method was simultaneously(More)
Recipients of live donor transplant kidneys (LIV) exhibit a significantly longer allograft half-life compared with cadaveric donor organs (CADs). The reasons are incompletely understood. Therefore this study sought to elucidate the genome-wide gene expression profiles in microdissected transplant kidney biopsies obtained from five cadaveric and five matched(More)
BACKGROUND Strictures and concrements are the most common biliary complications following liver transplantation. Endoscopic treatment might not lead to a definitive cure in all patients, especially in strictures involving the biliary bifurcation. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and the long-term outcome of hepaticojejunostomy (HJS) for(More)
Twenty-six men on a liver transplant waiting list (12 had alcoholic cirrhosis, 8 suffered from posthepatitic cirrhosis, and 6 from cirrhosis of other etiologies) were eligible for this observation. Nineteen subjects underwent exercise testing to determine oxygen uptake at anaerobic threshold. In all patients dynamometry was performed to determine isokinetic(More)
BACKGROUND Hemodynamic monitoring using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in patients with signs of portal hypertension undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) carries potential risk of esophageal and gastric variceal hemorrhage. The aim of our retrospective analysis was to evaluate the safety of intraoperative TEE monitoring during OLT in(More)