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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term survival outcomes of a large cohort of liver transplant recipients and to identify static and changing factors that influenced these outcomes over time. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Liver transplantation has been accepted as a therapeutic option for patients with end-stage liver disease since 1983, with continual(More)
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, some lymphomas, and lymphoproliferative disease after organ transplantation. Many lymphoproliferative tumors that occur after transplantation are clonal, a property that classifies them as neoplastic. Clonality can be determined by analysis of the extrachromosomal(More)
The recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of mortality for patients transplanted with HCC. There currently exists no standard method for identifying those patients with a high risk for recurrence. Identification of factors leading to recurrence is necessary to develop an efficient surveillance protocol and address new potential(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) and the risk factors and the impact of this complication on survival outcomes in a large cohort of liver transplant recipients at a single institution. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Liver transplantation has been accepted as a therapeutic option for patients with end-stage(More)
PURPOSE To assess feasibility and success of venous recanalization in patients with short gut syndrome who have lost their traditional central venous access and required intestinal or multivisceral transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve patients between the ages of 7 and 55 years with short gut syndrome and long-standing total parenteral nutrition(More)
There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of kidneys from donors after cardiac death (DCD). While these organs represent an opportunity to expand the donor pool, the assessment of risk and optimal perioperative management remains unclear. Our primary aim was to identify risk factors for objective outcomes, and secondarily, we sought to determine(More)
To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of Sirolimus (SRL) and Tacrolimus (TAC) in pediatric transplant recipients. Fifty-one SRL and 55 TAC pharmacokinetic profiles were obtained from 20 male and 14 female recipients of liver alone (LTx, n = 23), small bowel alone, and with liver (SBTx, n = 11). The median age was 13.3 years (range 0.9-23.9). Whole blood(More)
Early hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) can cause significant morbidity and mortality, leading to liver failure or septic complications requiring urgent retransplantation. Experimental evidence that hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) may ameliorate hepatic ischemic-reperfusion injury led to this study of HBO in(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Intestinal transplantation has developed to become the standard of care for patients with irreversible intestinal failure who are not responding to total parenteral nutrition. Once considered experimental, it has taken time and much effort for the procedure to become a clinical reality, with final acceptance primarily because of the(More)