Kin Yong Stephen Chang

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Acute cholecystitis (AC) is an important cause of emergency admissions among the elderly. The use of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) as bridging therapy among high-risk patients is widely accepted. However, the use of PC as definitive treatment is controversial. To determine the characteristics, clinical outcomes and predictors of recurrence of AC among(More)
Chronic portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is often considered a relative contraindication for living donor liver transplantation due to the risks involved and higher morbidity. In this report, we describe a surgical strategy for living donor liver transplant in patient with complete PVT using venovenous bypass from the inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) and then(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplant (LT) patients with significant coronary artery disease (CAD) have poorer outcomes. Pre-LT coronary angiography (CA) is associated with significant complications in cirrhotic patients. METHODS This study aimed to identify predictors of abnormal CA in pre-LT cardiac assessment and to develop a predictive model to reduce(More)
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