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Elimination of warm ischemia using the Ice Bag Technique does not decrease delayed graft function.
BACKGROUND Warm ischemic time (WIT) in kidney transplantation has significant effects on graft survival, function, and postoperative morbidity. We utilized the Ice Bag Technique (IBT) to determine ifExpand
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Operative Start Times and Complications After Liver Transplantation
The recent national focus on patient safety has led to a re‐examination of the risks and benefits of nighttime surgery. In liver transplantation, the hypothetical risks of nighttime operation must beExpand
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Simvastatin‐Ezetimibe‐Induced Hepatic Failure Necessitating Liver Transplantation
Serum aminotransferase elevations are a commonly known adverse effect of 3‐hydroxy‐3‐methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy. However, hepatotoxic events have not been widelyExpand
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Operative start times and complications after kidney transplantation
The worldwide focus on work hour regulations and patient safety has led to the re‐examination of the merits of night‐time surgery, including kidney transplantation. The risks of operating duringExpand
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The Elimination of Warm Ischemic Time in Kidney Transplantation Using the Ice Bag Technique: A Feasibility Study
Warm ischemic time is an established risk factor for delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation. DGF is a negative prognostic indicator for long-term allograft survival. We propose aExpand
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Evaluating safety and efficacy of rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction in elderly kidney transplant recipients.
OBJECTIVES The optimal immunosuppression regimen for elderly kidney transplant recipients is poorly defined. We sought to evaluate the short-term efficacy and safety of thymoglobulin in geriatricExpand
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The "July effect" does not have clinical relevance in liver transplantation.
In the beginning of the academic year, medical errors are often attributed to inexperienced medical staff. This potential seasonal influence on health care outcomes is termed the "July effect." NoExpand
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Horseshoe kidneys: an underutilized resource in kidney transplant.
OBJECTIVES Although the number of patients awaiting renal transplant is rapidly increasing, the donor pool has remained relatively stable. Horseshoe kidneys, a common renal fusion anomaly, canExpand
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Cutaneous metastasis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma after kidney transplant: a case report and review of the literature.
OBJECTIVES Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal human cancers. Each year in the United States, about 42 470 individuals are diagnosed with this condition, and 35 240 die, despite advances inExpand
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