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Sarcopenia and mortality after liver transplantation.
BACKGROUND Surgeons frequently struggle to determine patient suitability for liver transplantation. Objective and comprehensive measures of overall burden of disease, such as sarcopenia, could informExpand
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New Persistent Opioid Use After Minor and Major Surgical Procedures in US Adults
Importance Despite increased focus on reducing opioid prescribing for long-term pain, little is known regarding the incidence and risk factors for persistent opioid use after surgery. Objective ToExpand
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Predictors of Postoperative Acute Renal Failure after Noncardiac Surgery in Patients with Previously Normal Renal Function
Background:The authors investigated the incidence and risk factors for postoperative acute renal failure after major noncardiac surgery among patients with previously normal renal function.Expand
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Recovery and Utilization of Deceased Donor Kidneys from Small Pediatric Donors
The optimal use of kidneys from small pediatric deceased donors remains undetermined. Using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, 2886 small (<21 kg) pediatric donors betweenExpand
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New Persistent Opioid Use Among Patients With Cancer After Curative-Intent Surgery.
Purpose The current epidemic of prescription opioid misuse has increased scrutiny of postoperative opioid prescribing. Some 6% to 8% of opioid-naïve patients undergoing noncancer procedures developExpand
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Donation After Cardiac Death as a Strategy to Increase Deceased Donor Liver Availability
Objective:This study examines donation after cardiac death (DCD) practices and outcomes in liver transplantation. Summary Background Data:Livers procured from DCD donors have recently been used toExpand
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Effect of body mass index on the survival benefit of liver transplantation
Obese patients are at higher risk for morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation (LT) than nonobese recipients. However, there are no reports assessing the survival benefit of LT accordingExpand
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Portal vein thrombosis and survival in patients with cirrhosis
The effects of occlusive portal vein thrombosis (PVT) on the survival of patients with cirrhosis are unknown. This was a retrospective cohort study at a single center. The main exposure variable wasExpand
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Development and Validation of an Acute Kidney Injury Risk Index for Patients Undergoing General Surgery: Results from a National Data Set
Background:The authors sought to identify the incidence, risk factors, and mortality impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) after general surgery using a large and representative national clinical dataExpand
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Sarcopenia as a Prognostic Factor among Patients with Stage III Melanoma
BackgroundSeveral hypotheses proposed to explain the worse prognosis for older melanoma patients include different tumor biology and diminished host response. If the latter were true, then biologicExpand
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