D Monbaliu

Summary

Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Liver fatty acid-binding protein: an early and sensitive plasma marker of hepatocellular damage and a reliable predictor of graft viability after liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors
    D Monbaliu
    University Hospitals Leuven Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 37:413-6. 2005
  2. ncbi Livers from non-heart-beating donors tolerate short periods of warm ischemia
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplantation 79:1226-30. 2005
  3. ncbi Primary graft nonfunction and Kupffer cell activation after liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors in pigs
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Liver Transpl 13:239-47. 2007
  4. ncbi Artificial circulation of the liver: machine perfusion as a preservation method in liver transplantation
    Katrien Vekemans
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 291:735-40. 2008
  5. ncbi The role of bile salt toxicity in the pathogenesis of bile duct injury after non-heart-beating porcine liver transplantation
    Marit J Yska
    Section of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Transplantation 85:1625-31. 2008
  6. ncbi Preserving the morphology and evaluating the quality of liver grafts by hypothermic machine perfusion: a proof-of-concept study using discarded human livers
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Laboratory of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Liver Transpl 18:1495-507. 2012
  7. ncbi Hypothermic machine perfusion of the liver: is it more complex than for the kidney?
    D Monbaliu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 43:3445-50. 2011
  8. ncbi Hemodynamic, biochemical, and morphological characteristics during preservation of normal porcine livers by hypothermic machine perfusion
    D Monbaliu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 39:2652-8. 2007
  9. ncbi Liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors: current status and future prospects in an experimental model
    D Monbaliu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department and Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:45-51. 2008
  10. ncbi The extent of vacuolation in non-heart-beating porcine donor liver grafts prior to transplantation predicts their viability
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Liver Transpl 14:1256-65. 2008

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Publications60

  1. ncbi Liver fatty acid-binding protein: an early and sensitive plasma marker of hepatocellular damage and a reliable predictor of graft viability after liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors
    D Monbaliu
    University Hospitals Leuven Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 37:413-6. 2005
    ..In a pig model for liver transplantation (LTx) from non-heart-beating donors (NHBD), we evaluated plasma changes of L-FABP early after reperfusion of grafts exposed to increasing periods of warm ischemia (WI)...
  2. ncbi Livers from non-heart-beating donors tolerate short periods of warm ischemia
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplantation 79:1226-30. 2005
    ..This study aims to develop a reproducible large animal model of liver transplantation using non-heart-beating donors and, in this model, to define the tolerance of the liver to warm ischemia...
  3. ncbi Primary graft nonfunction and Kupffer cell activation after liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors in pigs
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Liver Transpl 13:239-47. 2007
    ..A no-flow phenomenon is eventually observed in these failing grafts...
  4. ncbi Artificial circulation of the liver: machine perfusion as a preservation method in liver transplantation
    Katrien Vekemans
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 291:735-40. 2008
    ..These "new" preservation methods were primarily assessed in rat models, and only a few clinically relevant large animal models have been described so far. This review will elaborate on these alternative preservation methods...
  5. ncbi The role of bile salt toxicity in the pathogenesis of bile duct injury after non-heart-beating porcine liver transplantation
    Marit J Yska
    Section of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Transplantation 85:1625-31. 2008
    ..The role of bile salt toxicity in the development of biliary strictures after NHB liver transplantation is unclear...
  6. ncbi Preserving the morphology and evaluating the quality of liver grafts by hypothermic machine perfusion: a proof-of-concept study using discarded human livers
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Laboratory of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Liver Transpl 18:1495-507. 2012
    ..In conclusion, HMP preserves the morphology of human livers for prolonged periods. A biochemical analysis of the perfusate provides information reflecting the extent of the injury endured...
  7. ncbi Hypothermic machine perfusion of the liver: is it more complex than for the kidney?
    D Monbaliu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 43:3445-50. 2011
    ..Whether HMP is superior to SCS for liver preservation is not known. Before a HMP system can be used clinically for the liver, its superiority to SCS needs to be demonstrated in an in vivo large animal transplant model...
  8. ncbi Hemodynamic, biochemical, and morphological characteristics during preservation of normal porcine livers by hypothermic machine perfusion
    D Monbaliu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 39:2652-8. 2007
    ..In conclusion, this study showed that hypothermic machine perfusion was feasible. During hypothermic machine perfusion, was easily assessed hemodynamic, biochemical, and morphological parameters...
  9. ncbi Liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors: current status and future prospects in an experimental model
    D Monbaliu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department and Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:45-51. 2008
    ..At present, the definition and development of optimal machine perfusion settings are under investigation at our institution...
  10. ncbi The extent of vacuolation in non-heart-beating porcine donor liver grafts prior to transplantation predicts their viability
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Liver Transpl 14:1256-65. 2008
    ..Further studies are now warranted to evaluate whether these anoxic changes that are associated with liver graft viability in pigs also apply to human NHBD liver biopsies...
  11. ncbi Liver transplantation using non-heart-beating donors: Belgian experience
    D Monbaliu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 39:1481-4. 2007
    ..However, recent experimental/clinical evidence has indicated that NHBD-OLT is feasible when the period of warm ischemia is short...
  12. ncbi Machine perfusion of the liver: past, present and future
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery and Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Curr Opin Organ Transplant 15:160-6. 2010
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  13. ncbi Hypothermic Liver Machine Perfusion With EKPS-1 Solution vs Aqix RS-I Solution: In Vivo Feasibility Study in a Pig Transplantation Model
    K Vekemans
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 41:617-21. 2009
    ..We compared two solutions for HMP preservation of the liver: enriched KPS-1 (EKPS-1) and Aqix RS-I...
  14. ncbi Outcomes of liver transplantations using donations after circulatory death: a single-center experience
    N Meurisse
    Leuven Liver Transplant Team, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 44:2868-73. 2012
    ..Therefore we reviewed our results of DCD-OLT...
  15. ncbi Discriminate liver warm ischemic injury during hypothermic machine perfusion by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy: a study in a porcine model
    Q Liu
    Liver Research Facility Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Catholic University Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven 3000, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 41:3383-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to use (1)H MRS to examine the perfusate during HMP of porcine livers exposed to warm ischemia (WI) and to identify potential biomarkers of liver viability...
  16. ncbi Evolution in allocation rules for renal, hepatic, pancreatic and intestinal grafts
    B Desschans
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery and Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:31-4. 2008
    ..For pancreas and intestine, the system is based on blood group, medical urgency, waiting time, donor region and weight (for intestine)...
  17. ncbi Septuagenarian and octogenarian donors provide excellent liver grafts for transplantation
    T Darius
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 44:2861-7. 2012
    ..We examined the results at our center of liver transplantation (OLT) using livers from donors ≥ 70 years old...
  18. ncbi Donor categories: heart-beating, non-heart-beating and living donors; evolution within the last 10 years in UZ Leuven and Collaborative Donor Hospitals
    F Van Gelder
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:35-8. 2008
    ..Although the Belgian live donation activity remains one of the lowest in the world, there has been a clear increase over the last 3 years with about 10% of all kidney transplant activity originating now from live donors...
  19. ncbi Does ex vivo vascular resistance reflect viability of non-heart-beating donor livers?
    K Derveaux
    University Hospitals, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 37:338-9. 2005
    ..This study was designed to determine whether ex vivo vascular resistance of livers correlates with the length of warm ischemia (WI), and, thus, with viability of NHB livers...
  20. ncbi Influence of flow and addition of oxygen during porcine liver hypothermic machine perfusion
    K Vekemans
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 39:2647-51. 2007
    ..In this study, morphology and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) contents of HMP livers at different flows and with versus without O(2) studied in a porcine ex vivo model were compared to SCS...
  21. ncbi Potentiation of adverse effects of cold by warm ischemia in circulatory death donors for porcine liver transplantation
    D Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 44:2874-9. 2012
    ..We sought to determine how prolonged cold ischemia, after a short, normally well-tolerated period of warm ischemia affects graft function and recipient survival using a porcine model of liver transplantation...
  22. ncbi Biliary strictures after liver transplantation: risk factors and prevention by donor treatment with epoprostenol
    J Pirenne
    Liver Transplant Program, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 41:3399-402. 2009
    ....
  23. ncbi Reproducible model for kidney autotransplantation in pigs
    I Jochmans
    Department of Surgery, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 41:3417-21. 2009
    ..The goal of the present study was to develop and optimize a porcine kidney autotransplantation model...
  24. ncbi Rescue of a marginal liver graft by sequential treatment with molecular adsorbent recirculating system and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: a case report
    T Darius
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 41:3427-9. 2009
    ..MARS and TIPS used sequentially were capable of rescuing a liver graft, thereby avoiding the morbidity and mortality associated with early retransplantation and sparing a liver graft from the donor pool...
  25. ncbi Liver transplantation using livers from septuagenarian and octogenarian donors: an underused strategy to reduce mortality on the waiting list
    J Pirenne
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 37:1180-1. 2005
    ..This implies that many of these donors are left undetected in other units. In conclusion, very old donors should be referred to transplant centers since results of transplantation with these grafts are favorable...
  26. ncbi Living related intestinal transplantation for Churg-Strauss syndrome: a case report
    T Darius
    Intestinal Transplant Program, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 42:4423-4. 2010
    ..It is likely that patients with CSS are at higher risk for acute and chronic rejection after transplantation...
  27. ncbi Air embolism during liver procurement: an underestimated phenomenon? A pilot experimental study
    Q Liu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 42:4409-14. 2010
    ..We quantified the amount of air, examining whether it could be reduced by avoiding direct contact of air with the lumen of the hepatic vasculature during procurement and back-table preparation...
  28. ncbi Results of pediatric liver transplantation in an originally adult liver transplant program
    J Pirenne
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 39:2672-4. 2007
    ..It is controversial whether pediatric liver transplantation (OLT) should only be performed in a high-volume pediatric or in mixed adult/pediatric centers. We reviewed pediatric OLT results in an originally adult OLT center...
  29. ncbi What is the limiting factor for organ procurement in Belgium: donation or detection ? What can be done to improve organ procurement rates?
    E van Gelder
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:27-30. 2008
    ..This new multi-level approach gives a thorough and complete analysis of problems and allows to propose potential solutions to try to overcome the chronic organ shortage...
  30. ncbi Abdominal Transplant Surgery and Transplant Coordination University Hospitals Leuven 1997-2007: an overview
    J Pirenne
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:15-21. 2008
    ..Continuous research and development is warranted to increase the organ donor pool (currently the solely limiting factor of transplantation) and to optimize long-term graft and patient outcome...
  31. ncbi Gastric outlet obstruction by a donor aortic tube after en bloc liver pancreas transplantation: a case report
    B Deylgat
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 44:2888-92. 2012
    ..To our knowledge, compression of the gastroduodenal junction by a donor aortic tube after combined liver and pancreas (or multivisceral) transplantation has not been reported previously...
  32. ncbi Outcomes of long-term administration of intravenous hepatitis B immunoglobulins for the prevention of recurrent hepatitis B after liver transplantation
    K Pauwelyn
    Department of Hepatology and Abdominal Transplantation Surgery, University Hospitals, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 42:4399-402. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of lifelong therapy with intravenous hepatitis B immunoglobulins (i.v. HBIg) to prevent recurrence of hepatitis B after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)...
  33. ncbi Pancreas transplantation: towards minimization of technical graft loss
    W Coosemans
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery and Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:58-65. 2008
    ..This series indicates that excellent short- and long-term survival can be obtained after SPKTx and this with a low perioperative surgical morbidity...
  34. ncbi Attempt to rescue discarded human liver grafts by end ischemic hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion
    K Vekemans
    Departement gezondheidszorg en technologie, Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 43:3455-9. 2011
    ..Further optimization of liver HMP may require different timing/duration of perfusion and/or an higher perfusion temperature...
  35. ncbi Can apparent diffusion coefficient discriminate ischemic from nonischemic livers? A pilot experimental study
    Q Liu
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 39:2643-6. 2007
    ..The aim of this porcine study was to evaluate whether ADC assessed hepatic ischemia during ex vivo hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP) as well as in vivo...
  36. ncbi Combined liver and lung transplantation with extended normothermic lung preservation in a patient with end-stage emphysema complicated by drug-induced acute liver failure
    L J Ceulemans
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Department of Microbiology and Immunology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Transplant 14:2412-6. 2014
    ..Ten months later, the patient is doing well and no rejection occurred. Normothermic ex vivo lung perfusion may help to prolong preservation time, facilitating long-distance transport and combined organ transplantation...
  37. ncbi Liver transplantation in a patient with an intraabdominally located left ventricular assist device: surgical aspects--case report
    N Vermeer
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 44:2885-7. 2012
    ....
  38. ncbi Acute liver failure secondary to khat (Catha edulis)-induced necrotic hepatitis requiring liver transplantation: case report
    P Roelandt
    Hepatology Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 43:3493-5. 2011
    ..Mechanisms of action and potential side effects of khat are elaborated on...
  39. ncbi Differential gene expression profile of porcine livers subjected to warm ischemia alone
    K Vekemans
    Liver research facility Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 43:3460-4. 2011
    ..The molecular mechanisms activated by WI alone (prior to procurement and transplantation) are not understood. To elucidate the pathways involved, we used microarrays to investigate the gene expression in porcine livers exposed to WI...
  40. ncbi Selection criteria and outcome of patients referred to intestinal transplantation: an European center experience
    J Pirenne
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 38:1671-2. 2006
    ..This preliminary study emphasized the importance of (1) early referral of potential SBT candidates, (2) adherence to strict criteria for listing patients for SBT, and (3) referral of intestinal donors to procurement organizations...
  41. ncbi Presumed and actual concentrations of reduced glutathione in preservation solutions
    A Van Breussegem
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Lab, Liver Research Facility, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 43:3451-4. 2011
    ..For Celsior, the GSH(conc) was maintained. Therefore, addition of fresh GSH to UW and KPS-1 before clinical use is recommended...
  42. ncbi Intestinal transplantation: from the laboratory to the clinics
    J Pirenne
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery and Experimental Transplantation, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:52-7. 2008
    ..At time of writing, these five patients are rejection-free, nutritionally independent and lead a normal life...
  43. ncbi Thrombotic microangiopathy following intestinal transplantation: a single center experience
    D Dierickx
    Department of Hematology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 42:79-81. 2010
    ..Despite its known relationship with immunosuppressive therapy, only a few cases have been reported following intestinal transplantation...
  44. ncbi Successful conversion from mycophenolate mofetil to enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (myfortic) in liver transplant patients with gastrointestinal side effects
    G Robaeys
    Department of Hepatology, UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 41:610-3. 2009
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the effect of conversion from mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) to enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) in liver transplant patients with gastrointestinal side effects...
  45. ncbi The prognostic value of renal resistance during hypothermic machine perfusion of deceased donor kidneys
    I Jochmans
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, KULeuven, Belgium
    Am J Transplant 11:2214-20. 2011
    ..However, RR as a stand-alone quality assessment tool cannot be used to predict outcome with sufficient precision...
  46. ncbi Ethylene oxide allergy in patients on hemodialysis waiting for kidney transplantation: logistical nightmare or challenge? A case report
    D Monbaliu
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery on behalf of the Ethylene Oxide Free Task Force Council, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 42:4375-7. 2010
    ..This report further highlights the logistical preparation of a renal transplantation, including anesthesiologic, surgical, and postoperative care...
  47. ncbi Liver transplantation using cavoportal transposition: an effective treatment in patients with complete splanchnic venous thrombosis
    B Ceulemans
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 37:1112-4. 2005
    ..All survived the procedure; 60% survived long term. This technique is a useful salvage procedure in moribund patients with diffuse portal thrombosis who would otherwise rapidly succumb...
  48. ncbi Living donor kidney transplantation: analysis of the first 40 cases performed in UZ Leuven
    J Pirenne
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department and Transplant Coordination, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 108:39-44. 2008
    ..In our center a living donation kidney transplant programme was started in 1997. Since then 40 cases of live donation kidney transplantation have been performed and are reported herein...
  49. ncbi Multifactorial biological modulation of warm ischemia reperfusion injury in liver transplantation from non-heart-beating donors eliminates primary nonfunction and reduces bile salt toxicity
    Diethard Monbaliu
    Liver research facility Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Ann Surg 250:808-17. 2009
    ..To design a multifactorial biological modulation approach targeting ischemia reperfusion injury to augment viability of porcine liver grafts from non-heart-beating donors (NHBD)...
  50. ncbi Testicular torsion after pediatric kidney transplantation
    K Cosyns
    Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Organ transplantation, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Pediatr Transplant 14:E46-8. 2010
    ..It remains unclear whether this unusual complication should be regarded as coincidental or as a direct consequence of the transplantation...
  51. ncbi Troponin I is a predictor of acute cardiac events in the immediate postoperative renal transplant period
    Kathleen Claes
    Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplantation 89:341-6. 2010
    ..Patients on the renal transplant waiting list and renal transplant recipients have an increased risk of premature cardiovascular (CV) disease and death...
  52. ncbi Combined kidney and intestinal transplantation in patients with enteric hyperoxaluria secondary to short bowel syndrome
    L J Ceulemans
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Am J Transplant 13:1910-4. 2013
    ....
  53. ncbi Acute femoral neuropathy: a rare complication after renal transplantation
    H Van Veer
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 42:4384-8. 2010
    ..In a retrospective review, we analyzed the incidence, clinical presentation, and outcome of this complication after renal transplantation in our center. In addition, we conducted a literature search on this complication...
  54. ncbi Acute appendicitis after liver transplantation: a case report and review of the literature
    P Ceulemans
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 110:335-8. 2010
    ..Acute appendicitis is rarely seen after liver transplantation...
  55. ncbi Machine perfusion versus cold storage for the preservation of kidneys donated after cardiac death: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial
    Ina Jochmans
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Ann Surg 252:756-64. 2010
    ..Because organ shortage has led to an increased use of DCD kidneys, we aimed to compare hypothermic machine perfusion with the current standard of static cold storage preservation...
  56. ncbi Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, a new biomarker candidate in perfusate of machine-perfused kidneys: a porcine pilot experiment
    I Jochmans
    Department of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 43:3486-9. 2011
    ..Determination of these markers may be added to the arsenal of research tools for preclinical preservation research...
  57. ncbi Transplant pancreatitis after liver plus bowel transplantation
    J Pirenne
    Abdominal Transplant Surgery Department, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Transplant Proc 34:885-6. 2002
  58. ncbi Congenital veno-venous malformations of the liver: widely variable clinical presentations
    Peter Witters
    Laboratory of Hepatology, Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:e390-4. 2008
    ..However, their clinical presentation is less dependent on the anatomical type...
  59. ncbi Implementation of an intervention plan designed to optimize donor referral in a donor hospital network
    Frank Van Gelder
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Prog Transplant 16:46-51. 2006
    ..Donor detection is influenced by the legal system, family refusal, and underreporting caused by erroneous knowledge of donation criteria and lack of familiarity with the procedure...
  60. ncbi Elevated plasma arginase-1 does not affect plasma arginine in patients undergoing liver resection
    Marcel C G van de Poll
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht and Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute NUTRIM, Maastricht University, 6200 Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Sci (Lond) 114:231-41. 2008
    ..In contrast with commonly held views, moderately increased arginase-1 plasma levels do not affect plasma arginine. Very high plasma arginase-1 levels are required to induce potential clinically relevant effects...