Shih-Hor Wang

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Exogenous citrate load from blood transfusion during orthotopic liver transplantation is thought to be the main cause of ionized hypocalcemia, which may result in hemodynamic instability. This implies that if no blood is transfused, chelation of free ionized calcium (Ca(++)) by citrate is avoided and supplemental calcium need not be given. For this study,(More)
AIM Autologous blood donation (ABD) is mainly used to reduce the use of banked blood. In fact, ABD can be regarded as acute blood loss. Would ABD 2-3 d before operation affect the CVP level and subsequently result in less blood loss during liver resection was to be determined. METHODS Eighty-four patients undergoing living donor left hepatectomy were(More)
Exclusion of liver grafts from hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) positive donors to prevent de novo hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection after liver transplantation is not feasible in areas highly endemic for HBV virus like Taiwan, where approximately 80% of adults are anti-HBc(+). The efficacy of lamivudine monotherapy to prevent de novo HBV infection(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To determine the biochemical data that reliably predict allograft injury from acute rejection (AR) in patients with living related liver transplantation (LRLT), liver function test and histopathological characteristics of AR were compared and analyzed retrospectively. METHODOLOGY From Aug. 1994 to Nov. 2000, 101 cases received orthotopic(More)
BACKGROUND Liver transplantation is the only therapeutic modality for patients with acute-on chronic liver failure (ACLF). These patients are at high risk for bacterial infections while awaiting transplantation. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether an adequately treated bacterial infection influences the outcomes after transplantation in this(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to summarize the outcomes we achieved using deceased-donor liver transplantation (DDLT) in the past 10 years at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center (CGMH-KMC). METHODS Between March 1993 and March 2003, 53 DDLTs were performed at CGMH-KMC. Patients were divided into 2 stages: stage 1 (n = 22) from(More)
The outcomes of patients with metastatic gastric cancer (mGC) are poor. Recent studies have identified the prognostic impact of inflammatory response and nutritional status on survival for patients with gastric cancer. This study aims to create a prognostic model using inflammatory- and nutrition-based scores to predict survival in patients with mGC treated(More)
AIM Hyperglycemia commonly seen in liver transplantation (LT) has often been attributed to the dextrose in the storage solution of blood transfusion products. The purpose of the study is to compare the changes of the blood glucose levels in transfused and non-transfused patients during LT. METHODS A retrospective study on 60 biliary pediatric patients and(More)
For pediatric living donor liver transplantation, portal vein complications cause significant morbidity and graft failure. Routine intra-operative Doppler ultrasound is performed after graft reperfusion to evaluate the flow of portal vein. This retrospective study reviewed 65 children who had undergone living donor liver transplantation. Seven patients were(More)
Liver transplantation with a live donor is an effective way to expand the donor pool. Restrictive selection of living donors may assure donor safety but limit the utility of this resource. A 12-month-old recipient with biliary atresia was rapidly deteriorating with hepatic encephalopathy, massive ascites and coagulopathy. Her mother, the only possible(More)
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