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INTRODUCTION For patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in particular, living donor liver transplant (LDLT) improves access to transplant. We report our results in 36 patients with HCC who underwent LDLT with a median follow-up >1 year. METHODS Underlying diagnoses included: hepatitis C (24), hepatitis B (9), cryptogenic cirrhosis (1), hemochromatosis(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary reconstruction represents one of the most challenging parts of right lobe (RL) living donor liver transplantations (LDLTs). Different causes, surgical techniques, and treatments have been suggested but are incompletely defined. METHODS Between June 1999 and January 2002, 96 RL LDLTs were performed in our center. We reviewed the(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the evolution of a living donor liver transplant program and the authors' experience with 109 cases. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The authors' institution began to offer living donor liver transplants to children in 1993 and to adults in 1998. METHODS Donors were healthy, ages 18 to 60 years, related or unrelated, and ABO-compatible(More)
Cadaveric liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is limited by donor organ availability. This report reviews our initial experience with living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for HCC. Since August 1998, a total of 71 adults have undergone LDLT; 27 (38%) for HCC. Underlying diagnoses included hepatitis C in 17, hepatitis B in eight,(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Resection offers the only potential cure of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Portal bifurcation involvement is often thought to contraindicate resection. We reviewed our experience with aggressive surgical management in 28 patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS All patients underwent hepatectomy and bile duct resection with(More)
Trillas et al. introduced in [7] and [8] the concepts of both self-contradictory fuzzy set and contradiction between two fuzzy sets. Later, in [1] and [2] the necessity of determine not only the contradiction, but also the degree in that this property occurs, was considered. This paper takes up again these subjects, and firstly we study if there exists some(More)
Reports about application of the Extreme Programming - XP method, have evidenced scalability problems in both, the team size and the problem complexity. When the problem is more complex and the team size is bigger, organization of team, project and product became to have more relevance. Architecture practices deal with these concerns, so these are key(More)
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