Matthew Y Suh

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BACKGROUND Despite aggressive chemotherapy, recurrence of disease remains the leading cause of death after liver transplantation (LTx) for hepatoblastoma (HB). Unfortunately, little is known about the effects of immunosuppression on recurrence and posttransplant outcomes. We hypothesized that minimal immunosuppression can be safely used in these recipients.(More)
INTRODUCTION The etiology of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains elusive and no definite trigger has been identified. There are no studies to date examining the potential role of closure of the ductus venosus (DV), its effect on increasing portal venous pressure (PVP) and its association to mesenteric venous ischemia in the development of NEC. Our aim(More)
Secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) develop in patients with renal failure due to a variety of mechanisms including increased phosphorus and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), and decreased calcium and 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D levels. Patients present with various bone disorders, cardiovascular disease, and typical laboratory abnormalities.(More)
PURPOSE Graft-vs-host disease (GvHD) is a known complication of in utero bone marrow transplantation. However, GvHD has been difficult to study owing to frequent fetal demise. We describe the first consistent murine model of GvHD with postnatal survival after in utero hematopoietic cell transplantation. METHODS A 50/50 mixture of bone marrow and(More)
BACKGROUND Alagille syndrome (AGS) can result in pruritic self-mutilation and disabling or disfiguring xanthomas. Though external biliary diversion and transplantation have been described for AGS, few data exist for the use of ileal exclusion (IE) in this setting. METHODS Three patients with AGS with symptomatic cholestasis despite maximal medical(More)
Prematurity and very low birthweight have often been considered relative contraindications to neonatal organ donation. Organ procurement from neonatal donors is further complicated by unclear guidelines regarding neonatal brain death. We report a successful case of multivisceral transplantation using a graft from a 10-day-old, 2.9 kg, neonatal donor born at(More)
PURPOSE Pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) is a rare intrathoracic neoplasm of early childhood arising in the lung or visceral pleura. Approximately 150 cases have been reported in the literature, with only one previously documented case of PPB in siblings. PATIENTS AND METHODS We present the case of two brothers diagnosed with PPB. RESULTS A two month-old(More)
We report a case of fulminant liver failure resulting in emergent liver transplantation following 3 weeks of nausea, vomiting, and malaise from Jamaican Vomiting Sickness. Jamaican Vomiting Sickness is caused by ingestion of the unripe arils of the Ackee fruit, its seeds and husks. It is characterized by acute gastrointestinal illness and hypoglycemia. In(More)
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