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1 Living-donor or deceased-donor liver transplantation for hepatic carcinoma: A case-matched comparison Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Living donor liver transplantation using a right liver graft with additional vein reconstructions for patient with situs inversus American Journal of Transplantation, April 18, 2014

3 Epidemiology of invasive mold infections in lung transplant recipients American Journal of Transplantation, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

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4 Is resectable hepatocellular carcinoma a contraindication to liver transplantation? A novel decision model based on “number of patients needed to transplant” as measure of transplant benefit Journal of Hepatology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

5 HLA variants related to primary sclerosing cholangitis influence rejection after liver transplantation Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

6 The impact of abdominal complications on the outcome after thoracic transplantation--a single center experience Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Heart transplantation with or without prior mechanical circulatory support in adults with congenital heart disease European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Metallic stents for airway complications after lung transplantation: long-term follow-up European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Three-dimensional tumor volume and serum alphafetoprotein are predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation: Refined selection criteria Clinical Transplantation, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Early periportal sinusoidal fibrosis is an accurate marker of accelerated HCV recurrence after liver transplantation Journal of Hepatology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Early donor management increases the retrieval rate of hearts for transplantation in marginal donors European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Prevalence of pre-transplant electrocardiographic abnormalities and post-transplant cardiac events in patients with liver cirrhosis Full Text BMC Gastroenterology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Pancreas transplantation from donors after cardiac death: an update of the UNOS Database Pancreas, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Injury to peribiliary glands and vascular plexus before liver transplantation predicts formation of non-anastomotic biliary strictures Journal of Hepatology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Postoperative haemodynamic changes in transplanted liver: Long-term follow-up with ultrasonography The Journal of International Medical Research, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Challenges of recurrent hepatitis C in the liver transplant patient Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 11, 2014    Review Article

17 Cancers among US organ donors: A comparison of transplant and cancer registry diagnoses American Journal of Transplantation, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma or mixed hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma in patients undergoing liver transplantation: A Spanish matched cohort multicenter study Annals of Surgery, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Improving outcomes in DCDD liver transplantation: there can only be strength in numbers American Journal of Transplantation, April 11, 2014    Review Article

20 Etiology and mortality of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in liver transplant recipients: A cohort study Liver Transplantation, April 11, 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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