Juan Quintela

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PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of endovascular procedures for portal vein complications during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between May 1994 and November 2004, we performed 504 OLTs in 464 adults. Seventy-eight patients (16.8%) presented with portal vein thrombosis (PVT). This analysis of patients from May 2000 to(More)
Tuberculosis is an exceptional cause of intrasellar mass lesion and diagnosis is usually established after histological examination following surgery. We report a 32-year-old woman with headache and amenorrhea, analytical features of hypopituitarism and an intrasellar mass lesion in radiological studies. A transsphenoidal approach was performed and tissue(More)
Persistent programming ooers the prospect of seamless integration of programs with long-lived data, ooering the prospect of constructing systems that allow more rapid program development, and also simplifying the process of writing applications whose purpose is to handle long-lived data. While there have been some previous attempts to produce persistent(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to perform a retrospective analysis of the clinical evolution and surgical complications comparing pancreas transplantation with systemic-enteric (SE) drainage versus portal-enteric (PE) drainage. METHODS This review of 48 consecutive pancreas transplantation includes 39 simultaneous kidney and pancreas (SKP) and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term results after liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors (NHBD) using the method of chest and abdominal compression-decompression to maintain donors. METHODS From December 1995 to November 2004, 10 NHBD were identified and maintained by means of the method of chest and abdominal(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe by a retrospective analysis the evolution of patients who needed an end-to side cavo-cavostomy in addition to a previous cavo-caval anastomosis, during orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction. METHODS We reviewed 673 consecutive OLT and the treatment and(More)
Vascular complications remain an important cause of postoperative morbidity and mortality in liver transplant patients. There is no elective treatment and the need for retransplantation is common. Herein, we have reported an unusual case of nonanastomotic inferior vena cava thrombosis in a patient with a piggyback caval anastomosis. The conditions was(More)
INTRODUCTION Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa, NovoSeven, NovoNordiskA/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark) has shown benefits in hemophilic patients and recently in transplant recipients. This study presents our experiences with rFVIIa in complicated liver transplant recipients. METHODS From May 2001 to August 2004, rFVIIa was administered to 7 patients(More)
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation is presently a well-accepted procedure for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and renal failure. However, experiences with combined pancreas and liver transplantation are scarce, a few data are available about the best immunosuppression for these patients. We report our experience with two patients who(More)