T. H. Soliman

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BACKGROUND The aim of this cohort study was to assess the cumulative effect of marginal donor criteria on initial graft function and patient survival after liver transplantation. METHODS We included 734 consecutive patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation at the Vienna General Hospital between January 1993 and December 2003. We employed the(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 632 orthototopic liver transplant procedures performed between 1982 and 1997, the incidence of primary dysfunction (PDF) of the liver and its influence on organ survival were studied. Graft function during the first 3 postoperative days was categorized into four groups: (1) good (GOT max < 1000 U/l, spontaneous PT > 50%, bile(More)
The appropriate time point for starting immunosuppressive treatment with calcineurin inhibitors after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has been a subject of debate. The aim of the study was to analyze the effects of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) induction therapy on rejection, renal function, infection, tumor rate, and survival. We retrospectively(More)
AIMS Palliative attempts have traditionally led treatment of gallbladder cancer but resection offers the only chance for long-term survival. This study investigates the impact of surgery with curative intent in gallbladder cancer treatment and evaluates prognostic factors for survival. METHODS Two hundred and sixty-seven patients were admitted for(More)
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) frequently causes refractory graft dysfunction. This randomized controlled trial was designed to evaluate whether immunoadsorption (IA) is effective in the treatment of severe C4d-positive AMR. Ten out of 756 kidney allograft recipients were included. Patients were randomly assigned to IA with protein A (N = 5) or no such(More)
Recent reports suggest that the pancreas participates in tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-A) production during stress, and that the islets are predominantly responsible for such synthesis. In vitro TNF-A and interleukin 1-beta (IL-1-beta) inhibit insulin release from islet beta-cells. We measured the circulating levels of IL-1-beta, TNF-A and islet cell(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of extended donor criteria (EDC) and of changes in the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score while waiting for liver-transplantation (Delta-MELD) on patient survival and initial graft function. METHODS We included 386 consecutive patients with end-stage liver disease who underwent(More)
Sufficient assessment of potential candidates for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the most important factor for a low alcohol relapse rate after transplantation in patients suffering from alcoholic cirrhosis. In the current study the efficiency of pretransplant screening with carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) was analysed in patients on the(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring immunosuppression with cyclosporine microemulsion formulation (CsA-MEF) by using 2-hour CsA blood levels (C2) has been strongly recommended after kidney transplantation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of C2 monitoring on the clinical outcome early after transplantation in a single-center setting. METHODS(More)
Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score has emerged as a useful tool in predicting mortality in patients awaiting liver transplantation. There is still, however, discussion as to whether further parameters could improve the sensitivity and specificity of the MELD score. From 1997 to 2003, 621 adult patients with end-stage liver disease were listed(More)