José Antonio Pons

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BACKGROUND/AIMS To investigate the effect of sustained virological response (SVR) on impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and/or type 2 diabetes (T2DM); to assess the influence of glucose abnormalities on the SVR rate. METHODS 1059 patients with chronic HCV; normal glucose (< 100 mg/dl) in 734, IFG (between 100 and 125 mg/dl) in 218, and T2DM (126 mg/dl) in 107(More)
A fraction of liver transplant recipients are able to discontinue all immunosuppressive therapies without rejecting their grafts and are said to be operationally tolerant to the transplant. However, accurate identification of these recipients remains a challenge. To design a clinically applicable molecular test of operational tolerance in liver(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the risk factors of postoperative acute renal failure (ARF) in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We reviewed 184 consecutive OLT. Postoperative ARF was defined as a persistent rise of 50% increase or more of the S-creatinine (S-Cr). The patients were classified as early postoperative ARF (E-ARF) (first(More)
INTRODUCTION The search for alternative sources for transplant organs leads us to the search for animals as an inexhaustible source of organs. The objective of this study was to analyze whether livers from polytransgenic pigs expressing the human complement regulatory proteins CD55 (hDAF), CD59, and alfa alpha1,2-fucosyltransferase (H-transferase),(More)
We present ten patients who suffered from a cyclopeptide syndrome from two different foci, one caused by Lepiota helveola (seven cases) and the other by Lepiota brunneoincarnata (three cases). Of the ten victims, five recovered completely after the intestinal stage and the other five developed a phase of visceral involvement with alterations of liver(More)
A retrospective cohort multicenter study was conducted to analyze the risk factors for tumor recurrence after liver transplantation (LT) in cirrhotic patients found to have an intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) on pathology examination. We also aimed to ascertain whether there existed a subgroup of patients with single tumors ≤2 cm ("very early") in(More)
INTRODUCTION Due to the scarcity of donors and the fact that size is the main prognostic factor, Milan criteria have been used since 1996 to select hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients for liver transplantation. In 2001 UCSF criteria showed that including layer tumors did not reduce the survival results. The objective of this paper was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Human liver allografts do sometimes survive in a recipient after withdrawal of immunosuppression (IS), commonly referred to as "operational tolerance." Preliminary clinical data have suggested an increase in the frequency of regulatory T cells (Treg) CD4+CD25 high and FoxP3 expression in operationally tolerant liver transplant recipients (Gr-T).(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of patients with hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (HCC-CC) or intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (I-CC) on pathological examination after liver transplantation for HCC. BACKGROUND Information on the outcome of cirrhotic patients undergoing a transplant for HCC and with a diagnosis of HCC-CC or I-CC by pathological study is(More)