Kianusch Kiai

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Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after adult orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is associated with fulminant sepsis and irretrievable loss of the graft. The purpose of this study was 1) to identify recipients at risk for the development of HAT; 2) to define early signs and methods for diagnosis; 3) to determine surgical treatment strategies following(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors assessed the prevalence and clinical significance of the celiac compression syndrome in liver transplantation patients. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Compression of the celiac axis by the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm, causes a decrease in celiac artery blood flow which may lead to hepatic artery thrombosis in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Bowel perforation is a frequent cause of mortality after pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation. The aims of this study were to identify the cause of this phenomenon and to examine current methods of treatment. DESIGN This is a retrospective analysis of 246 pediatric patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation at a large, urban,(More)
Neuromuscular blocking agents are widely used in perioperative medicine to aid in endotracheal intubation, facilitate surgery, and in critical care/emergency medicine settings. Muscle relaxants have profound clinical uses in current surgical and intensive care and emergency medical therapy. This article reviews cyclodextrins, development of selective(More)
Airway management in the emergency department is a critical skill that must be mastered by emergency physicians. When rapid-sequence induction with oral-tracheal intubation performed by way of direct laryngoscopy is difficult or impossible due to a variety of circumstances, an alternative method or device must be used for a rescue airway. Retrograde(More)
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