Steven W. M. Olde Damink

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Liver transplantation is the only curative treatment in patients with end-stage liver disease. Neurological complications (NC) are increasingly reported to occur in patients after cadaveric liver transplantation. This retrospective cohort study aims to evaluate the incidence and causes of NC in living donor liver transplant (LDLT) patients in our transplant(More)
BACKGROUND Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECF) pose a major challenge to every gastrointestinal (GI) surgeon. Based on earlier studies, a standardized treatment guideline was implemented. The focus of the present study was to assess that guideline and determine prognostic factors for outcome of patients with ECF, and to define a more detailed therapeutic(More)
Recently, the importance of lysosomes in the context of the metabolic syndrome has received increased attention. Increased lysosomal cholesterol storage and cholesterol crystallization inside macrophages have been linked to several metabolic diseases, such as atherosclerosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Two-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin(More)
Background: Liver surgery requires mobilization of the liver resulting in injury. Mobilization is the predominant cause of hepatocyte damage during liver surgery and jeopardizes post-operative liver function. Previously, mobilization-induced liver injury was found to be associated with inflammation. So far, anti-inflammatory drugs to potentially prevent(More)
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