Nicola J Snook

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UNLABELLED After graft reperfusion in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), ischemia reperfusion syndrome (IRS) is characterized by persistent hypotension with a low systemic vascular resistance. Methylene blue (MB) has been used as a vasopressor in sepsis and acute liver failure. We investigated the effect of MB on IRS during OLT. Thirty-six patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Acetaminophen (paracetamol) overdose (AOD) has recently emerged as the leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the United States, with an incidence approaching that seen in the United Kingdom. We describe a new way to treat AOD ALF patients fulfilling King's College criteria for "super-urgent" liver transplantation. METHODS Beginning in(More)
A 46-yr-old woman with rapidly progressing primary biliary cirrhosis presented for liver transplantation. The use of preoperative recombinant human erythropoietin enabled this to be achieved without prohibited blood products. Perioperative management of this patient and general principles of management of Jehovah's Witnesses undergoing major surgery are(More)
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