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1 Living donor liver transplantation in children: Should the adult donor be operated on by an adult or pediatric surgeon? Experience of a single pediatric center Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Diagnosis and management of biliary complications in pediatric living donor liver transplant recipients Liver Transplantation, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Tricuspid regurgitation influences outcome after heart transplantation The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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4 Directly acting antivirals (DAAS) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in liver transplant patients: A flood of opportunity American Journal of Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Review Article

5 Impact of the hepatopulmonary syndrome MELD exception policy on outcomes of patients after liver transplantation: An Analysis of the UNOS Database Gastroenterology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Prevalence and severity of hepatopulmonary syndrome and its influence on survival in cirrhotic patients evaluated for liver transplantation American Journal of Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Optical coherence tomographic evaluation of transplant coronary artery vasculopathy with correlation to cellular rejection Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Disparities in liver transplantation: The association between donor quality and recipient race/ethnicity and sex Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Survival of recipients of livers from donation after circulatory death who are relisted and undergo retransplant for graft failure American Journal of Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Surgical site infection after liver re-transplantation: incidence and risk factors Liver Transplantation, April 22, 2014    Review Article

11 The long-term effect of childhood liver transplantation on body cell mass Liver Transplantation, April 22, 2014    Review Article

12 An unanticipated role for survivin in organ transplant damage American Journal of Transplantation, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Autologous dendritic cells prolong allograft survival through Tmem176b-dependent antigen cross-presentation American Journal of Transplantation, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Superior vena cava obstruction after heart transplantation Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 22, 2014

15 Characterization of ASKP1240, a fully human antibody targeting human CD40 with potent immunosuppressive effects American Journal of Transplantation, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Liver transplantation outcomes in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Liver Transplantation, April 22, 2014    Review Article

17 Combined laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation for benign pancreatic neoplasm Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Early periportal sinusoidal fibrosis is an accurate marker of accelerated HCV recurrence after liver transplantation Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Optimising risk stratification in primary biliary cirrhosis: AST/platelet ratio index predicts outcome independent of ursodeoxycholic acid response Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Chronic kidney disease and associated mortality after liver transplantation – a time-dependent analysis using measured Glomerular Filtration Rate Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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1 Prevalence, incidence and risk factors for donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies in maintenance liver transplant patients American Journal of Transplantation, March 4, 2014

2 Long-Term Follow-Up of portopulmonary hypertension patients after Liver Transplantation Liver Transplantation, March 28, 2014

3 The impact of left ventricular hypertrophy on survival in candidates for liver transplantation Liver Transplantation, March 28, 2014

4 Perioperative complications after live-donor hepatectomy JAMA Surgery, February 3, 2014    Review Article

5 Hepatic artery complications following liver transplantation. Does preoperative chemoembolization impact the post-operative course? Clinical Transplantation, March 26, 2014

6 The effect of pretransplant serum sodium concentration on outcome following liver transplantation Liver Transplantation, February 26, 2014

7 Early postoperative tube feeding in liver transplantation Nutrition in Clinical Practice, March 7, 2014    Review Article

8 A novel organ donor facility: A decade of experience with liver donors American Journal of Transplantation, February 26, 2014

9 Human trafficking for organ removal in India: A victim-centered, evidence-based report Transplantation, March 4, 2014

10 Hepatic venous congestion in living donor grafts in liver transplantation: Is there an effect on hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence? Liver Transplantation, March 26, 2014

11 Aorto-hepatic bypass in liver transplantation in the MELD-era: outcomes after supraceliac and infrarenal bypasses Surgery Today, March 26, 2014    Review Article

12 Liver transplantation in the management of porphyria Hepatology, February 26, 2014
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13 The role of donor-specific HLA alloantibodies in liver transplantation American Journal of Transplantation, March 4, 2014    Review Article

14 Hepatitis B reactivation and rituximab: A new boxed warning and considerations for solid organ transplantation American Journal of Transplantation, March 12, 2014    Review Article

15 The migrated liver transplant candidate: Insight into geographic disparities in liver distribution Journal of the American College of Surgeons, March 7, 2014

16 The Role of cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention in pre-operative assessment and management of patients prior to OLT Liver Transplantation, March 28, 2014

17 Liver transplantation for acute liver failure: are there thresholds not to be crossed? Transplant International, March 17, 2014

18 Remain recipient partial liver during liver transplant after Hassab Journal of Surgical Research, March 19, 2014

19 Trends in pre-liver transplant screening for cholangiocarcinoma among patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis Digestion, February 27, 2014

20 Pharmacotherapy of acute alcoholic hepatitis in clinical practice World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 11, 2014    Free full text

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