Robin D. Kim

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BACKGROUND Patients with hepatic and pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) may benefit from aggressive surgical therapy. We examined the longterm outcomes of patients who underwent both lung and liver resections for colorectal metastases over a 10-year period. STUDY DESIGN Four hundred twenty-three hepatectomies were performed for metastatic(More)
17-(demethoxy), 17-allylamino geldanamycin (17-AAG) suppresses growth in some cancers by inhibiting Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90). We examined the effects of 17-AAG-mediated Hsp90 inhibition on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) growth in vitro and in vivo. Human HCC cell lines, Hep3B and HuH7, were exposed to 17-AAG and cell viabilities and apoptosis(More)
BACKGROUND Early recurrence (ER) (<1 year) after liver resection is one of the most important factors that impact the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We sought to determine factors associated with ER of HCC and examine the outcomes thereafter. STUDY DESIGN From March 2001 to June 2003, 56 patients underwent hepatic resection for(More)
BACKGROUND Complete resection offers the only potential cure for ampullary carcinoma. We analyzed factors that contribute to treatment failure and survival in patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy for ampullary carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy between August 1994 and August(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular reconstruction along with major liver resection in the setting of liver dysfunction caused by biliary obstruction can be associated with increased risk. The purpose of this report is to assess the role of portal vein resection and reconstruction in the surgical management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. STUDY DESIGN Ninety-five patients(More)
BACKGROUND The value of magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) in assessing potential adult-to-adult living liver transplant (ALDLT) donors remains poorly defined. The purpose of this study is to determine the accuracy of MRC in assessing biliary anatomy with intraoperative confirmation. METHODS A prospective cohort of 30 ALDLT donors who underwent(More)
Utilization and long-term outcomes of kidneys from donors with elevated terminal serum creatinine (sCr) levels have not been reported. Using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients from 1995 to 2007, recipient outcomes of kidneys from adult donors were evaluated stratified by standard criteria (SCD; n = 82 262) and expanded criteria (ECD;(More)
Hilar cholangiocarcinoma remains a difficult challenge for the surgeon. Achieving negative surgical margins when resecting this relatively uncommon tumor is technically demanding as a result of the close proximity of the bile duct bifurcation to the vascular inflow of the liver. A recent advance in surgical treatment is the addition of portal vein resection(More)
BACKGROUND Combined resection of both the liver and pancreas for malignancy remains a controversial procedure. To many, the need for such an extended procedure implies an extent of disease that is usually not amenable to surgical control, and the extent of the procedure exposes the patients to substantial operative risks. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Because tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and some chemotherapeutic agents activate both apoptosis and NF-kappaB-dependent antiapoptotic genes, they may neutralize their own antitumor effects. The cell-signaling mechanisms for such chemoresistance are not clear but may involve phosphotidylinositol-3' kinase (PI3K). To clarify this we examined whether(More)