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INTRODUCTION The safety and efficacy of liver resection for colorectal and neuroendocrine liver metastases is well established. However, there is lack of consensus regarding long-term effectiveness of hepatic resection for non-colorectal, non-neuroendocrine (NCNN) liver metastases. METHODS A review of prospectively collected data of patients undergoing(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation, specifically donor outcomes. A systematic review, with searches of the literature up to January 2004, was undertaken. Two hundred and fourteen studies provided information on donor outcomes. The majority of these were case series(More)
We conducted a prospective study of renal histology and function in 18 consecutive nonalcoholic patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Despite well-preserved renal function, all patients had abnormal renal biopsies. Four patterns of glomerular injury were identified: minor glomerular abnormalities (eight patients), hepatic(More)
Liénard systems and their generalized forms are classical and important models of nonlinear oscillators, and have been widely studied by mathematicians and scientists. The main problem considered is the maximal number of limit cycles that the system can have. In this paper, two types of symmetric polynomial Liénard systems are investigated and the maximal(More)
Between January 1985 and December 1994, 164 liver transplantations were performed on 141 children. There were 100 reduced-size and 64 whole-liver grafts. Primary closure of the abdominal wound was not possible in 21 patients because of liver size, bowel edema, and distension. Temporary SILASTIC patch closure of the abdominal wound was used. For 16 of the 21(More)
Better outcomes of the patients receiving liver transplantation for viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are achieved by improved patient selection and perioperative treatment with antiviral agents including lamivudine, ribavirin and interferon. Patient selection is accomplished by high-quality imaging as well as exclusion of patients with(More)
The benefit of hepatic surgery for benign or malignant conditions is a balance between peri-operative morbidity/mortality and long-term potential for cure or palliation. The aim of this retrospective study was to illustrate that the safety of liver resection is a function of the frequently of performance of the procedure. Between 1973 and 1992, 327 elective(More)