Thiago Beduschi

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Esophagectomy is the main option for treatment of esophageal cancer. Among the subjects of surgical interest is the use of anterior versus posterior mediastinum to permit reconstruction of the alimentary tract. We performed postmortem measurements in order to analyze the lengths of both routes. For each route (anterior and posterior) we performed two(More)
AIM Recurrent hepatitis C (RHC) and acute cellular rejection (AR) remain critical problems following liver transplantation (LT) in hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive recipients because of the similar clinical features. Discrimination between these conditions can be problematic, and adjunctive biomarkers would be useful to discriminate these processes. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cytokines have a significant role in the response to injury following liver transplantation, but the origin and course of such molecules are not completely known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the production and liver metabolism of the inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6, IL-8, interferon (IFN)-gamma and tumor(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no significant similarities in the anatomy of the hepatic vasculature have been observed between blood-related individuals. However, we have frequently encountered anatomic similarities between parents and their children; thus, we performed an analysis of the genetic traits in the anatomy of the liver. METHODS The study cohort was 330(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The development of diffuse splanchnic venous thrombosis continues to be a challenging undertaking for patients waiting for liver transplantation, requiring the utilization of highly complex surgical techniques. The aim of this article is to review the status of multivisceral transplantation (MVT) in the setting of diffuse portomesenteric(More)
New antibiotic options are urgently needed for the treatment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections. We report a 64-year-old female with prolonged hospitalization following an intestinal transplant who developed refractory bacteremia due to a serine carbapenemase-producing pandrug-resistant isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae. After failing(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of multivisceral transplantation (MVT) in the setting of diffuse thrombosis of the portomesenteric venous system. BACKGROUND Liver transplantation (LT) in the face of cirrhosis and diffuse portomesenteric thrombosis (PMT) is controversial and contraindicated in many transplant centers. LT using alternative(More)
INTRODUCTION Complications of pancreas transplantation involving the arterial anastomosis are potentially life threatening. In this report, we review our experience with such vascular catastrophes. METHODS Pancreas transplants performed between January 2003 and December 2009 were reviewed. All cases of pseudoaneurysm (PA) or arterioenteric fistula (AEF)(More)
Rates of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) colonization among intestinal transplant (ITx) recipients have not been reported. Colonization rates with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CR-GNB), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were obtained retrospectively in adults undergoing ITx(More)
A 61-year-old man visited the hepatology department with a liver mass. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed a 6-cm mass at segment II consistent with hepatocellular carcinoma. Serum a-fetoprotein was 15.6 ng/ml and PIVKA-II (protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist II) was 22,185 mAU/ml. Transarterial chemoembolization of the liver mass was(More)