Tomaz Maria de Jesus Grezzana-Filho

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BACKGROUND Topical hypothermia (TH) and ischemic preconditioning (IPC) are used to decrease I/R injury. The efficacy of isolated or combined use of TH and IPC in the liver regarding inflammation and cytoprotection in early ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury needs to be evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Wistar rats underwent 70% liver ischemia for 90 min(More)
Background. Transarterial chemoembolization alone or in association with radiofrequency ablation is an effective bridging strategy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma awaiting for a liver transplant. However, cost of this therapy may limit its utilization. This study was designed to evaluate the outcomes of a protocol involving transarterial(More)
and multiple episodes of bleeding from esophageal and gastric varices, underwent a TIPS procedure in order to control refractory gastroesophaneal hemorrhage and as a bridge to liver transplantation. On admission, he was clinically stable and had a model of end-stage liver disease score of 13 and an initial serum total bilirrubin of 3.7 mg/dl. The TIPS(More)
Background: Reliable measurement of basal energy expenditure (BEE) in liver transplant (LT) recipients is necessary for adapting energy requirements, improving nutritional status and preventing weight gain. Indirect calorimetry (IC) is the gold standard for measuring BEE. However, BEE may be estimated through alternative methods, including electrical(More)
Arterial conduits are necessary in nearly 5% of all liver transplants and are usually constructed utilizing segments of donor iliac artery. However, available segments of donor iliac artery may not be lengthy enough or may not possess enough quality to enable its inclusion in the conduit. Although there are few reports of arterial conduits constructed(More)
BACKGROUND There are only 4 prior studies reporting on outcomes of liver transplantation (LT) using Institutes Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) preservation solution. Detection of negative predictors of LT using IGL-1 may help finding strategies to protect selected recipients at higher risk of graft failure and death. METHODS Review of all consecutive adult(More)
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