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BACKGROUND Living-donor liver transplantation is now an established technique to treat children with end-stage liver disease. Implantation of left-lateral segment grafts can be a problem in small infants because of a large-for-size graft. We report 10 cases of transplantation using monosegment grafts from living donors. METHOD Of 506 children transplanted(More)
BACKGROUND The lack of deceased donors in Japan means that living-donor kidney transplantation is necessary in as many as 80% of cases. However, there are few data on perioperative complications and long-term outcome for live kidney donors. METHODS To determine associated perioperative morbidity and long-term mortality among live kidney donors, we(More)
BACKGROUND The only therapeutic option for patients with a failing allograft is retransplantation. Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a well-accepted therapeutic option for end-stage liver disease, but retransplantation from a living donor (Re-LDLT) has not previously been discussed. METHODS A total of 547 LDLTs were performed in 519 children(More)
Kidney allografts with multiple renal arteries (MRAs) have been used with increasing frequency since the advent of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. To determine if MRA grafts affect the short- and long-term outcomes of grafts and patients, we analyzed 340 grafts procured by open nephrectomy. We divided the graft recipients into five groups according to(More)
In cadaveric liver transplantation, the Milan criteria have been accepted as the selection criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients in considering organ allocation. However, the situation is different in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), in which the donor has a strong preference for altruism. The authors describe herein their(More)
WWW-based user interface is presented for secure electronic mail service for healthcare users. Using this method, communications between an electronic mail (WWW) server and users (WWW browsers) can be performed securely using Secure Socket Layer protocol-based Hypertext Transfer Protocol (SSL-HTTP). The mail can be encrypted, signed, and sent to the(More)
To date, many approaches to engineering new tissue have emerged and they have all relied on vascularization from the host to provide permanent engraftment and mass transfer of oxygen and nutrients. Although this approach has been useful in many tissues, it has not been as successful in thick, complex tissues, particularly those comprising the large vital(More)