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This experimental study investigated the prophylactic effects of the antioxidant and antiaggregant compound resveratrol (R) on portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in rats. Thirty rats weighing 200- 250 g were distributed in 3 groups: Group A (n = 10) and underwent PVT+R, Group B (n = 10) PVT alone, and Group C (n = 10) were subjected to a sham operation. Group A(More)
Hematopoietic macrochimerism, established by bone marrow transplantation, can be used as an approach for treating autoimmune disease and inducing transplant tolerance. In this study, we investigated whether a stable, high level of fully MHC-mismatched hematopoietic macrochimerism can be induced by using irradiation-free protocols, and whether rapamycin and(More)
We retrospectively evaluated the long-term results of 53 (3.5%) recipients who received second allograft among 1486 kidney transplants between November 3, 1975 and June 30, 2004. Two study groups were patients in Group 1 (n = 21) who underwent allograft nephrectomy and those in Group 2 (n = 32) who did not. We assessed demographic features, rejection rates(More)
INTRODUCTION Liver transplantation is the only curative treatment for patients with cirrhosis and unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) without extrahepatic dissemination. Since criteria for transplantation in HCC are controversial, we evaluated our early results of liver transplantation for unresectable HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three women and 14(More)
OBJECTIVES Biliary complications after living-related liver transplantation (LRLT) remain a major source of morbidity for recipients. We describe our technique and early results with 32 recipients who underwent LRLT with duct-to-duct anastomoses during the last 2 years. METHODS Between January 2003 and December 2004, 50 patients underwent liver(More)
BACKGROUND T-cell-depleted bone marrow transplantation (TDBMT) can prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD). However, depleting T cells from allogeneic bone marrow often results in failure of bone marrow engraftment under irradiation conditioning. It is not know whether donor T cells are essential for bone marrow engraftment and whether blocking the(More)
In this study we present our new technique, which will simplify reconstruction of even a small-caliber ureter. Our transplantation team has performed 1523 renal transplantation since 1975. From 1975 to 1983, we performed 300 ureteroneocystostomies using the modified Politano-Leadbetter technique. Since 1983, the extravesical Lich-Gregoir technique was used(More)
INTRODUCTION Many developments in surgical technique, immunosuppression, and patient selection criteria have led to improved long-term patient and graft survival in pediatric patients receiving liver transplants. In this study, we examined the early results of 26 pediatric recipients who underwent 26 liver transplantations between January 2003 and December(More)