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Some studies suggest that Sirolimus (SRL) is associated with an increased risk of death in liver transplant recipients compared to treatment with calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs). We compared patients who received SRL or CNI in the first year after liver transplant. Our database included 688 patients who received a liver transplant. The patients were divided(More)
Collagen synthesis and deposition in the predentine of the continuously erupting rat incisor was analyzed in vivo following a single intraperitoneal injection of [14C]glycine. Newly synthesized collagen was extracted from the dissected predentine with a solution of 1.0 m sodium chloride containing proteolytic enzyme inhibitors. Mature, cross-linked collagen(More)
OBJECTIVE To test in a prospective randomized study the hypothesis that use of thromboelastography (TEG) decreases blood transfusion during major surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation were recruited over 2 years. Patients were randomized into 2 groups: those monitored during surgery using(More)
Although indocyanine green (ICG) can be used to estimate cardiac output (CO) and blood volume independently, a recirculatory multicompartmental ICG model enables description of these and additional intravascular factors. This model was used to describe the effect of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) on systemic and splanchnic hemodynamics in patients(More)
Patients with chronic liver disease have an increased risk of developing transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) from plasma-containing blood products. Similarly, red blood cell transfusions have been associated with postoperative and nosocomial infections in surgical and critical care populations. Patients undergoing liver transplantation receive(More)
The following case report presents a patient with transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder referred to this medical center after carcinomatous meningitis developed. Previously he had undergone surgical resection of the primary lesion and had received cis-platinum chemotherapy for lung metastasis. This unusual presentation of metastatic disease(More)