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BACKGROUND Expansion of the donor pool by the use of grafts with extended donor criteria reduces waiting list mortality with an increased risk for graft and patient survival after liver transplantation. This study investigates the ability of the Donor-Risk-Index (DRI), the Extended-Criteria-Donor-Score (ECD-score) and the D-MELD-score to predict early(More)
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is the second most common primary liver tumor. The aim of this study was to analyze retrospectively the outcome of surgical treatment and prognostic factors. Clinical, histopathological and treatment data of 221 patients treated from 1995 to 2010 at our institution were investigated. Univariate and multivariate analysis of(More)
BACKGROUND After introduction of MELD-based allocation in Germany, decreased waiting list mortality and increased mortality after transplantation have been reported. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study compares relevant outcome parameters in patients with high MELD ≥30 versus lower MELD scores in a retrospective analysis including 454 consecutively performed(More)
BACKGROUND The two-stage liver resection combining in situ liver transection with portal vein ligation, also referred to as ALPPS (Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy), has been described as a promising method to increase the resectability of liver tumors. However, one of the most important issues regarding the safety(More)
The goal of this study was the characterization of long-term cancer risks after liver transplantation (LT) with implications for prevention and detection. Site-specific cancer incidence rates and characteristics were compared retrospectively for 2000 LT patients from a single institution (January 1, 1983 to December 31, 2010) and the general German(More)
The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score has been applied for the prediction of survival in critically ill patients. We analysed the value of the SOFA score for the prediction of short-term survival after liver transplantation in high-risk liver transplant recipients with a labMELD score ≥30. We conducted a retrospective single-centre analysis(More)
INTRODUCTION Expansion of the donor pool by the use of grafts with extended donor criteria reduces waiting list mortality with an increased risk for graft and patient survival after liver transplantation. The ability of the number of fulfilled extended donor criteria as currently defined by the German Medical Association (BÄK-Score) to predict early outcome(More)
BACKGROUND Bleeding during hepatic surgery is associated with prolonged hospitalization and increased morbidity and mortality. The Veriset™ haemostatic patch is a topical haemostat comprised of an absorbable backing made of oxidized cellulose and self-adhesive hydrogel components. It is designed to achieve haemostasis quickly and adhere to tissues without(More)
BACKGROUND The SOFT-score, P-SOFT-score, SALT-score and labMELD-score have been applied for the prediction of survival of liver transplant recipients after transplantation. We analysed the value of these scores for the prediction of short-term survival in high-risk liver transplant recipients with a labMELD-score ≥30. MATERIAL/METHODS Retrospective(More)