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Extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) and choledochal cysts (CDC) are important causes of obstructive jaundice in pediatric patients. Viruses in general, and reoviruses in particular, have long been considered as possible etiologic agents responsible for inciting the inflammatory process that leads to these infantile obstructive cholangiopathies. In an effort(More)
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare but life threatening condition. Therapeutic plasma exchange (PLEX) remains the mainstay treatment adjuvant immunosuppressant therapy with rituximab is also required in some patients despite this some patient remain refractory. Bortezomib has been suggested through case reports as an adjuvant therapy for(More)
BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend pharmacological prophylaxis for patients undergoing abdominal surgery for malignancy. Liver resection exposes patients to risk factors for venous thromboembolism, but there is a risk of bleeding. The aim of this study is to evaluate the evidence base supporting the use of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in liver(More)
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