Remigiusz Gelo

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From 1989 to 1999, 43 orthotopic liver transplantations (OLT) in 40 patients (3 retransplantations) were performed in our Department. The most common indications for OLT were noninflammatory, primary cholestatic liver diseases and postinflammatory liver cirrhosis. Fourty OLT's were done for elective indications, three--on emergency basis, because of(More)
BACKGROUND Use of preoperative echocardiography may help to identify patients with increased cardiac risk, who may benefit from modification of perioperative plan. The objective of our study was to evaluate the reliability of preoperative focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) performed by an anaesthetist with basic ultrasound training and its impact on(More)
The authors present their own experience in the use of veno-venous bypass during the anhepatic phase of orthotopic liver transplantation. The selected hemodynamic parameters (arterial pressure, central venous pressure, peripheral resistance) of the anhepatic phase as well as the effects of the graft reperfusion were analyzed in the group of 14 adult(More)
The so-called learning factor has been disregarded for many years in analyzing the causes of surgical complications and post-operative mortality; it is also the case for OLT. In our center until April 2003, 209 OLT were performed in 196 patients. We evaluated the impact of experience of the transplantation team on the outcomes of liver transplantation.(More)
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