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OBJECTIVE To summarize the experience with salvage liver transplantation (SLT) for patients with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after primary hepatic resection in a single center. METHODS A total of 376 adult patients with HCC underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) at Organ Transplantation Center, the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Application of nucleoside analogues and hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) has reduced hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence rate after liver transplantation (LT) dramatically. Recent data suggests therapy without HBIG is also effective. We sought to evaluate the necessity of HBIG in prophylaxis of HBV recurrence after LT. METHODS A(More)
Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) associated nephrotoxicity remains a risk factor for long-term graft dysfunction after renal transplantation. Everolimus is a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor and exhibits synergistic immunosuppressive activity with CNI to permit CNI-reduction. We conducted a systematic review to compare the efficacy of everolimus-based(More)
Exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) is characterized by pain, swelling, and shortening of the muscle; increased serum creatine kinase; decreased force output; and altered neuromuscular function. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of EIMD to determine the relationship between the peripheral symptoms, neuromuscular changes, and delayed(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Steroid-resistant acute rejection (SRAR) is an infrequent event under current immunosuppressant but still a risk factor leading to graft loss and patients' death after liver transplantation. There are several strategies for managing this complication according to current literatures, but none of the treatment seems convincing and(More)
OBJECTIVES Whether preoperative serum sodium concentration could influence post-transplant patients' prognosis remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of patients' pretransplant sodium concentration on the prognosis after liver transplantation in a cohort of patients with hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a critical problem due to immunosuppressant related nephrotoxicity in liver transplant (LTx) recipients, especially in patients with pre-transplant risk factors. LTx recipients with uraemia and diabetes have poor prognosis even when treated with dialysis and insulin. Simultaneous pancreas and(More)
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