Helry Lopes Cândido

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Biliary atresia (BA) is the main diagnosis leading to liver transplantation (LT) in children. When diagnosed early in life, a Kasai portoenterostomy (Kasai-PE) can prevent or postpone LT. Instances of previous operations can result in difficulties during the LT. We hypothesized that a previous Kasai-PE could affect LT outcomes. A retrospective cohort study(More)
INTRODUCTION Orthotopic liver transplantation is a widely used procedure for the treatment of irreversible liver diseases for which there is no possibility of medical treatment. When this procedure is performed by the conventional technique, the retrohepatic vena cava is removed along with the native liver. The inferior vena cava (IVC) remains clamped until(More)
The incidence of biliary complications (BCs) after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) can reach 40%. Published data on the pediatric population are limited, and treatment protocols vary. Our aim was to describe the clinical scenario for BCs and treatment approaches after LDLT. Between October 1995 and December 2012, 489 pediatric LDLT procedures were(More)
The technique of vascular reconstruction plays a major role in the outcome of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). An increased use of vascular grafts (VGs) as replacements for sclerotic portal veins has become a standard technique for our group. The aim of this study was to analyze the factors associated with portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in pediatric(More)
UNLABELLED Ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis and in adults it is associated with 50% mortality at 5 years if patients do not receive a liver transplant. The occurrence of hyponatremia in these patients has been associated with increased mortality on the waiting list. The importance of serum sodium levels and the presence of ascites in the(More)
The increasing number of transplants performed each year has led to the identification of unusual diseases in liver grafts from asymptomatic donors that were unrecognized before liver transplantation. Here we report our experience with patients who received liver grafts infected with schistosomiasis. From September 1991 to August 2010, 482 pediatric liver(More)
Re-LT is the only recourse for patients with liver graft failure. However, survival rates after re-LT are lower than those of primary transplants. Few reports are available regarding re-LT with LDs in children. The objective of this study was to describe our cohort of patients retransplanted with LD and emphasize the technical aspects of a re-LT with LD.(More)
The availability of living donors allows transplant teams to indicate living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) early in the course of liver disease before the occurrence of life-threatening complications. Late referral to transplant centers is still a problem and can compromise the success of the procedure. The aim of this study was to examine the(More)
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an autosomal recessive disease associated with high levels of branched-chain amino acids. Children with MSUD can present severe neurological damage, but liver transplantation (LT) allows the patient to resume a normal diet and avoid further neurological damage. The use of living related donors has been controversial(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) increases morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation (LT). The identification of risk factors for HAT may aid transplant teams in the development of strategies aimed at reducing HAT. This article describes the risk factors for HAT and outcomes after LT. METHODS This report describes a retrospective study(More)