Madeleine S Bloch

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Fifty consecutive orthotopic liver transplants were performed without venous bypass in 41 recipients. Seven patients were transplanted twice and one patient received 3 transplants. The average age of the recipients was 37 years. The commonest indications for transplantation were primary biliary cirrhosis and cirrhosis from chronic active hepatitis.(More)
BACKGROUND Selection criteria for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) suitable for liver transplantation (LT) include tumor size and number and vascular invasion. There has been a recent trend to expand the transplant criteria for HCC. We reviewed our experience to determine survival following LT based on tumor characteristics. METHODS A(More)
Late deaths (after more than 1 year) after liver transplantation were analyzed in a series of 464 consecutive patients who received liver grafts between 1982 and 1993. Recipients who survived the first posttransplant year (n = 365) had actuarial 5- and 10-year survival rates of 92% and 84%, respectively. Thirty-five patients died between 1.1 and 7.6 years(More)
The function and outcome of liver grafts from "older" donors (more than 50 years old) were compared with grafts from younger donors (less than 50 years old). Of 184 consecutive liver transplants, 23 grafts were from older donors (50.2-65.3 years, mean 54.3 years). The liver preservation period was short, averaging less than 4 hr with the maximum under 8 hr(More)
The capability of tracing a food product along its production chain is important to ensure food safety and product authenticity. For this purpose and as an application example, recently developed Silica Particles with Encapsulated DNA (SPED) were added to milk at concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 100 ppb (μg per kg milk). Thereby the milk, as well as the(More)
We reviewed the outcomes of pediatric en bloc renal transplantation at two Canadian centers in the cyclosporine era. Between 1984 and 2002, 16 patients received pediatric en bloc renal transplants. Mean recipient age and weight were 45 +/- 17 years and 72.2 +/- 14.4 kg, respectively. En bloc kidneys were procured from donors aged 2.1 +/- 0.8 years (range,(More)
UNLABELLED Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic disease that progresses to end-stage liver disease. This report is a retrospective analysis of a Canadian centre experience with liver transplantation (LT) for PSC. Of 1107 LTs performed between 1984 and 2002, 132 were performed on 111 patients with PSC. Patient survival at 1, 3, 5,(More)
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