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In 2004, we defined the genetic mismatch in the glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1) gene positive donor/null recipient as a risk factor to develop de novo immune hepatitis (IH) after liver transplant (LT), which is always associated with production of donor-specific anti-GSTT1 antibodies. However, there are several unresolved questions, such as why some of(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the correlation between dosage and plasma concentration of tacrolimus and the consequences for short-term hepatorenal function of conversion to Advagraf (tacrolimus extended-release capsules) in liver transplant recipients. PATIENTS AND METHODS This observational study on adult liver transplant recipients examined tacrolimus levels(More)
BACKGROUND There are numerous studies on the effect of immunosuppressive therapy with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) on preservation of kidney function in liver transplant (OLT) patients with chronic kidney damage. However, we have noted few studies that evaluate the role of this drug prescribed from induction on kidney function. PATIENTS AND METHODS This(More)
The prevalence of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and its influence on survival before and after liver transplantation (LT) remain controversial. Additionally, the chronology of post-LT reversibility is unclear. This study prospectively analyzed 316 patients with cirrhosis who were evaluated for LT in 2002-2007; 177 underwent LT at a single reference(More)
BACKGROUND Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) requires a large amount of blood-derived resources. The indications for their availability in the surgery area is based on empirical protocols. The implementation of point-of-care apparatuses gives rise to the detection of hemostatic alterations due to functional deficits of fibrinogen. METHODS To monitor(More)
AIMS Domino liver transplantation (DLT) is a strategy to increase the donor pool. Explanted liver from patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) are often used as domino grafts, because the liver is normal apart from the production of the mutated transthyretin variant. We present the outcomes for both donors and recipients of DLT. MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal haemostasis management can improve patient outcomes and reduce blood loss and transfusion volume in orthotopic-liver-transplant (OLT). METHODS We performed a prospective study including 200 consecutive OLTs. The first 100 patients were treated according to the clinic's standards and the next 100 patients were treated using the new(More)
Studies of liver transplant (LT) patients, mainly in Asians, have evaluated the influence of the CYP3A5*1 allele and P-glycoprotein gene ABCB1 on tacrolimus pharmacokinetics or biopsy-proven acute rejection (BPAR) incidence, with no conclusive results. To investigate these issues, 98 Caucasian Spanish LT patients with tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil and(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation is the most extreme form of surgical management of patients with hepatic trauma, with very limited literature data supporting its use. The aim of this study was to assess the results of liver transplantation for hepatic trauma. METHODS This retrospective analysis based on European Liver Transplant Registry comprised data(More)
BACKGROUND Transplant patients receiving immunosuppressant treatment suffer gastrointestinal symptoms (GIS) limiting their health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and causing dose redíuctions and discontinuations. METHODS This observational, multicenter, cross-sectional study aims to develop and validate a questionnaire for detecting and quantifying the(More)