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The Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines on the care of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm
Background Decision‐making related to the care of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is complex. Aneurysms present with varying risks of rupture, and patient‐specific factors influenceExpand
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The Impact of Meeting Donor Management Goals on the Development of Delayed Graft Function in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Many organ procurement organizations (OPOs) utilize preset critical care endpoints as donor management goals (DMGs) in order to standardize care and improve outcomes. The objective of this study wasExpand
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The impact of meeting donor management goals on the number of organs transplanted per donor: Results from the United Network for Organ Sharing Region 5 prospective donor management goals study*
Objective: Many organ procurement organizations have implemented critical care end points as donor management goals in efforts to increase organs transplanted per donor after neurologic determinationExpand
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The impact of meeting donor management goals on the number of organs transplanted per expanded criteria donor: a prospective study from the UNOS Region 5 Donor Management Goals Workgroup.
IMPORTANCE The shortage of organs available for transplant has led to the use of expanded criteria donors (ECDs) to extend the donor pool. These donors are older and have more comorbidities andExpand
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Achieving donor management goals before deceased donor procurement is associated with more organs transplanted per donor.
BACKGROUND There is a national shortage of organs available for transplantation. Implementation of preset donor management goals (DMGs) to improve outcomes is recommended, but uniform practices andExpand
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Elective versus emergency surgery for ulcerative colitis: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis.
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether advances in the medical management of ulcerative colitis (UC) have altered outcomes for medically intractable disease. Therefore, it is essential to understand theExpand
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The optimal initial choice for permanent arteriovenous hemodialysis access.
Michael D. Sgroi, MD, Madhukar S. Patel, MD, MBA, and Samuel E. Wilson, MD, Orange and Long Beach, Calif Chronic kidney disease is a devastating condition that, according to 2008 data, affects 33Expand
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Risk factors for venous thromboembolism in critically ill trauma patients who cannot receive chemical prophylaxis.
BACKGROUND Standard venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention for critically ill trauma patients includes sequential compression devices and chemical prophylaxis. When contraindications toExpand
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Prolonged Survival Following Pig‐to‐Primate Liver Xenotransplantation Utilizing Exogenous Coagulation Factors and Costimulation Blockade
Since the first attempt of pig‐to‐primate liver xenotransplantation (LXT) in 1968, survival has been limited. We evaluated a model utilizing α‐1,3‐galactosyltransferase knockout donors, continuousExpand
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The impact of select chronic diseases on outcomes after trauma: a study from the National Trauma Data Bank.
BACKGROUND Data regarding pre-existing comorbidities is often poorly recorded in trauma registries, and reports of their impact on outcomes are conflicting. Additionally, many previous reports, whenExpand
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