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Although salvage liver transplantation (LT) has been widely adopted as a treatment for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC), candidate selection criteria have not been established. This single-center study aimed to identify risk factors associated with HCC recurrence and survival following salvage LT. The study included 74 patients treated with salvage(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation (LT) offers the most effective treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Various preoperative variables are correlated with survival after LT, but the prognostic role of aging on LT remains controversial. METHODS Between January 2001 and December 2011, 290 consecutive transplants for patients with hepatocellular(More)
PURPOSE The prognosis for recipients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) of salvage liver transplantation (SLT) versus those of primary liver transplantation (PLT) remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and survival rate of SLT recipients. METHODS Three hundred seventy-one patients with HCC transplanted at(More)
Post-transplantation infection causes high mortality and remains a significant challenge. High clinical risk factors for bacterial infection in recipients are often found in critically ill patients. However, for some recipients, bacterial infections are inevitable. It is conceivable that this susceptibility may be related to the genetics of the donor and(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is potential cause for the poor outcome. Smoothened (SMO) gene has been considered associating with HCC and HCC recurrence, but its association with HCC recurrence after OLT is not clear yet. In this study, we aim at evaluating the association between donor and recipient(More)
Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) are frequently given at a reduced dose in combination with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to avoid nephrotoxicity, but the optimal reduction in CNI dose has not been established. In this prospective, open-label, multicenter study, liver transplant recipients with chronic renal dysfunction who were administered a CNI-based(More)
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