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UNLABELLED New-onset diabetes is a common complication after liver transplantation. AIM We aimed to analyze the incidence and rate of known risk factors and the impact of new-onset diabetes mellitus on postoperative outcome. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the files of 310 patients who underwent liver transplantation between 1995 and 2009.(More)
The human cytomegalovirus is widely prevalent among human population and it is the most common viral pathogen that affects both the graft's and solid-organ transplant recipient's survival. The risk is highest in donor-seropositive, recipient-seronegative pairing transplantation. These recipients carry increased risk of developing symptomatic primary CMV(More)
INTRODUCTION Recurrence of primary sclerosing cholangitis (rPSC) after liver transplantation (OLT) significantly affects long-term graft survival. We aimed to evaluate the incidence of rPSC and clinical data of these patients in Hungary. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data of 511 whole liver transplantations from 1995 to 2011. During the(More)
In addition to hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma. is a leading indication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The indications for OLT in HCC remains a topic of debate. The successful Milan criteria are still accepted as the gold standard to select candidates with a good chance for long-term survival. The Hungarian Liver Transplant Program(More)
The authors conducted a prospective randomized trial to compare the Shouldice and the Bassini-Kirschner technique between April, 1994 and December, 1995. During this period 129 adult patients, mean age 54 (17-87) years underwent operation on primary inguinal hernias in their department. 63 Shouldice and 66 Bassini-Kirschner operations were performed by 17(More)
Biliary complications (BC) significantly affect morbidity and mortality after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and types of biliary complications after OLT in Hungary. We retrospectively analyzed data of 471 adult liver transplant recipients between 1995 and 2011. Biliary complications occurred in(More)
One-third of the liver transplantations are performed because of hepatitis C cirrhosis all over the world and also in Hungary. The recurrence rate is practically 100%, influencing graft and patient survivals; within 5 years cirrhosis develops again in 20% to 30% of cases. The therapy is pegylated interferon α-2a and α-2b plus ribavirin as for(More)
The efficacy of the long-lasting somatostatin analogue, octreotide, in the treatment of high-output pancreatic fistulas was investigated in this prospective, open study. Sixteen patients with post-operative pancreatic fistulas were treated with subcutaneous injections of octreotide 0.1 mg b.d. The output of the fistulas before the somatostatin therapy(More)
INTRODUCTION In liver cirrhosis renal function decreases as well. Hepatorenal syndrome is the most frequent cause of the decrease, but primary kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and some diseases underlying endstage liver failure (such as hepatitis C virus infection) can also play an important role. In liver transplantation several further factors (total(More)
The authors evaluate the results of the technical variants of liver transplantion in the first 10 years. They present the technique of conventional and piggyback liver transplantation. Their aim is to compare the outcome of the two surgical implantation techniques. Using the piggyback technique, the need for intraoperative blood transfusion was less (10U)(More)