Yuji Soejima

Summary

Affiliation: Kyushu University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Strategic breakthrough in adult ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation: preliminary results of consecutive seven cases
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Transplant 27:227-31. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Technical evolution of laparoscopic hepatic resection: a single institutional experience
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 103:226-32. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of steatotic graft in living-donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Transplantation 76:344-8. 2003
  4. doi request reprint One-step venous reconstruction for a right lobe graft with multiple venous orifices in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:706-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Graft-versus-host disease following living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 10:460-4. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Successful living donor liver transplantation using a graft from a hepatitis B surface antigen-positive donor
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:1282-6. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Sequential pancreaticoduodenectomy after living donor liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma
    Y Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Am J Transplant 8:2158-62. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination after living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:977-82. 2007
  9. doi request reprint A simple hilar dissection technique preserving maximum blood supply to the bile duct in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 86:1468-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Extended indication for living donor liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 83:893-9. 2007

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Publications115 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Strategic breakthrough in adult ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation: preliminary results of consecutive seven cases
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Transplant 27:227-31. 2013
    ..In conclusion, adult ABO-I LDLT results were excellent - comparable or even superior to those of ABO-compatible LDLT. ABO-I adult LDLT has now become a more applicable modality without the need for an appropriate donor...
  2. ncbi request reprint Technical evolution of laparoscopic hepatic resection: a single institutional experience
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 103:226-32. 2012
    ..In this study, we present the results of our initial experiences of LHR, focusing on technical evolution in the management of LHR...
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of steatotic graft in living-donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Transplantation 76:344-8. 2003
    ..However, the effect of hepatic steatosis in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has not yet been well defined. In this study, we evaluated the impact that the degree of hepatic graft steatosis has on the outcome of LDLT...
  4. doi request reprint One-step venous reconstruction for a right lobe graft with multiple venous orifices in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:706-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Graft-versus-host disease following living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 10:460-4. 2004
    ..Therefore, it is possible that LDLT should be ruled out for such donors. A pretransplant work-up of the HLA type in both the donors and recipients is therefore imperative before determining the indications for LDLT...
  6. ncbi request reprint Successful living donor liver transplantation using a graft from a hepatitis B surface antigen-positive donor
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:1282-6. 2007
    ..However, the severe shortage of donors often forces the transplant community to utilize suboptimal donors, especially in the setting of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  7. doi request reprint Sequential pancreaticoduodenectomy after living donor liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma
    Y Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Am J Transplant 8:2158-62. 2008
    ..Long-term follow-up and accumulation of cases are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of this procedure for this complicated disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination after living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:977-82. 2007
    ..The efficacy of hepatitis B vaccination after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients transplanted anti-HBc-positive grafts or in patients who underwent LDLT for fulminant hepatitis B remains unknown...
  9. doi request reprint A simple hilar dissection technique preserving maximum blood supply to the bile duct in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 86:1468-9. 2008
    ..We believe that this technique can be a standard in the field of LDLT...
  10. ncbi request reprint Extended indication for living donor liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 83:893-9. 2007
    ..The present study assessed the outcome of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) under extended selection criteria based on a single-center experience...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: status quo and experience in Kyushu University]
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical and Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 99:95-101. 2008
  12. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation using dual grafts from two donors: a feasible option to overcome small-for-size graft problems?
    Y Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Am J Transplant 8:887-92. 2008
    ..In conclusion, LDLT using dual grafts can be justified in a selected case to avoid small-for-size graft problems without increasing independent donor risks...
  13. ncbi request reprint Outcome analysis in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation using the left lobe
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 9:581-6. 2003
    ..Minimum GV in adult-to-adult LDLT should be 30% less than the recipient's SLV in patients without cirrhosis, whereas 45% less was required in patients with cirrhosis...
  14. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction in left-lobe adult-living-donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 75:557-9. 2003
    ..In conclusion, DD anastomosis is a simple and viable option for biliary reconstruction in left-lobe LDLTs. A long-term follow-up, especially regarding the incidence of biliary stricture, is thus warranted in such patients...
  15. doi request reprint Left lobe living donor liver transplantation in an adult patient with situs inversus: technical considerations
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan
    Transpl Int 21:384-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, this condition, while rare, should not be a contraindication for LDLT. Meticulous preoperative simulation and planning of the vascular reconstruction are important steps in LDLT for this rare anomaly...
  16. doi request reprint Early diagnosis and treatment resolved cholestatic hepatitis C without fibrosis after living donor liver transplantation: report of a case
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 40:982-5. 2010
    ..This case serves to demonstrate that early diagnosis and timely initiation of optimal antiviral therapy is essential for the resolution of cholestatic hepatitis C...
  17. doi request reprint The long-term outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation: a comparison of right and left lobe grafts
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 42:559-64. 2012
    ..However, the long-term outcome of the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with LL grafts has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to analyze the long-term outcomes after LDLT for HCC according to the graft type...
  18. doi request reprint Impact of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin and tumor size on the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:531-7. 2009
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  19. doi request reprint Rituximab, IVIG, and plasma exchange without graft local infusion treatment: a new protocol in ABO incompatible living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 88:303-7. 2009
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  20. doi request reprint Liver regeneration and venous collateral formation in the right lobe living-donor remnant: segmental volumetric analysis and three-dimensional visualization
    Hiroto Kayashima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 95:353-60. 2013
    ..In left lobe (LL) living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), hepatic venous congestion (HVC) caused by ligation of the middle hepatic vein tributaries is unavoidable in the right lobe (RL) donor remnant...
  21. doi request reprint The causes, risk factors, and outcomes of early relaparotomy after living-donor liver transplantation
    Shohei Yoshiya
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 94:947-52. 2012
    ..Although early relaparotomy of the recipient after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a significant event, its causes, risk factors, and outcomes are still unclear...
  22. doi request reprint Impact of preoperative serum sodium concentration in living donor liver transplantation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:978-84. 2010
    ..The current study was designed to demonstrate the impact of pre-transplant sodium concentration on postoperative clinical outcomes...
  23. doi request reprint Donor risk in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: impact of left lobe graft
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:445-50. 2009
    ..To ensure donor safety in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation, we established a selection criterion for donors in which left lobe (LL) was the first choice of graft...
  24. ncbi request reprint Explanted portal vein grafts for middle hepatic vein tributaries in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
    Transplantation 84:836-41. 2007
    ..The availability of a venous graft is limited in the setting of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), and the management of the middle hepatic vein middle hepatic vein tributaries in right lobe LDLT still remains controversial...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of donor age and recipient status on left-lobe graft for living donor adult liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 21:81-8. 2008
    ..LDALT can be safely performed using a left-lobe graft. However, when using the graft from the donor > or = 50 years, especially for the recipients with the MELD > or = 20, the indications should be carefully discussed...
  26. doi request reprint Congestion of the donor remnant right liver after extended left lobe donation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 22:837-44. 2009
    ..Therefore, the conversion of the graft from the left to right lobe might be appropriate according to the degree of the congestion...
  27. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of liver grafts in living-donor adult liver transplantation: comparison between right- and left-lobe grafts
    Mitsuo Shimada
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Arch Surg 137:1174-9. 2002
    ..Different characteristics between right- and left-lobe grafts have not yet been clarified in living-donor adult liver transplantation. Left-lobe graft remains an important option, even in adult recipients...
  28. doi request reprint One-step reconstruction of the right inferior hepatic veins using auto-venous grafts in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 812 8582, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 43:769-76. 2013
    ..Reconstruction of the right inferior hepatic vein (RIHV) presents a major technical challenge in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using right lobe grafts...
  29. doi request reprint Assessment of graft fibrosis by transient elastography in patients with recurrent hepatitis C after living donor liver transplantation
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Medical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 85:69-74. 2008
    ..We prospectively assessed the performance of transient elastography in patients with recurrent hepatitis C virus after living donor liver transplantation, in comparison with the surrogate serum markers...
  30. doi request reprint Hilar anatomical variations in living-donor liver transplantation using right-lobe grafts
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Dig Surg 25:117-23. 2008
    ..Living-donor liver transplantation using a right-lobe graft has increased the frequency of hilar anatomical variations despite its advantage of a larger graft volume...
  31. doi request reprint Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging predicts postoperative ascites resulting from curative hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 151:837-43. 2012
    ..This prospective study investigated how well the VTTQ value predicts the development of postoperative complications before curative hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  32. doi request reprint Relevance of HLA compatibility in living donor liver transplantation: the double-edged sword associated with the patient outcome
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Transplant 26:E522-9. 2012
    ..HLA compatibility in LDLT not only affected the long-term acceptance of graft livers but also the risk of fatal GVHD...
  33. doi request reprint V5-drainage-preserved right lobe grafts improve graft congestion for living donor liver transplantation
    Takeo Toshima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 93:929-35. 2012
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of our new V5-drainage-preserved RL (VP-RL) graft...
  34. ncbi request reprint Validity of preoperative volumetric analysis of congestion volume in living donor liver transplantation using three-dimensional computed tomography
    Yusuke Yonemura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Liver Transpl 11:1556-62. 2005
    ..05). In conclusion, calculation of CV using 3D-CT software proved to be very useful. We concluded that this evaluation should be an integral part of procedure planning, especially for right-lobe LDLT...
  35. doi request reprint De novo hepatocellular carcinoma in a liver graft with sustained hepatitis C virus clearance after living donor liver transplantation
    Kazutoyo Morita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 15:1412-6. 2009
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of de novo HCC in a liver graft with sustained hepatitis C virus clearance after LT for advanced HCCs and hepatitis C cirrhosis...
  36. doi request reprint Characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma developed after achieving sustained virological response to interferon therapy for hepatitis C
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 99:32-7. 2009
    ..However, HCC develops in the some patients who have achieved a sustained virological response (SVR). The aim of this study was to clarify the features and prognosis of SVR patients who developed HCC...
  37. doi request reprint Surgical complications after living donor liver transplantation in patients with biliary atresia: a relatively high incidence of portal vein complications
    Yukiko Takahashi
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Pediatr Surg Int 25:745-51. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to present the surgical complications in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for biliary atresia (BA) as a treatment for end stage liver disease...
  38. doi request reprint Variants in IL28B in liver recipients and donors correlate with response to peg-interferon and ribavirin therapy for recurrent hepatitis C
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Gastroenterology 139:1577-85, 1585.e1-3. 2010
    ..We investigated genetic factors of host, liver donor, and virus that might predict sensitivity of patients with recurrent hepatitis C to PEG-IFN/RBV...
  39. ncbi request reprint Use of recipient's left hepatic artery for artery reconstruction in right lobe living donor liver transplantation with duct-to-duct anastomosis
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 89:1016-21. 2010
    ..This study retrospectively investigated whether the selection of left or right HA for HA reconstruction affects the outcomes of right lobe LDLT (RL-LDLT)...
  40. doi request reprint Clinicopathological prognostic factors after hepatectomy for patients with mass-forming type intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: relevance of the lymphatic invasion index
    Ken Shirabe
    Department of Surgery and Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:1816-22. 2010
    ..The present study was conducted to clarify the pathological factors in patients who underwent surgery for mass-forming type intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHC)...
  41. pmc Effect of laparoscopic splenectomy in patients with Hepatitis C and cirrhosis carrying IL28B minor genotype
    Takashi Motomura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:158. 2012
    ..However, the significance of these genetic variants in cirrhotic patients following splenectomy has not been determined...
  42. doi request reprint Dual hepatic artery reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation using a left hepatic graft with 2 hepatic arterial stumps
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
    Surgery 147:878-86. 2010
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate whether 2 HAs on a left hepatic graft in an LDLT can be reconstructed safely and whether the outcomes of LDLTs are affected by reconstructing both HAs (dual reconstruction)...
  43. doi request reprint Strategies for successful left-lobe living donor liver transplantation in 250 consecutive adult cases in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 216:353-62. 2013
    ..Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using left-lobe grafts was not generally recognized as feasible due to the problem of graft size...
  44. doi request reprint Extra-anatomical hepatic artery reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation: can this procedure save hepatic grafts?
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 16:1054-61. 2010
    ..These procedures can save hepatic grafts, even when recipient HAs cannot be used as inflow arteries...
  45. doi request reprint Improved results of a surgical resection for the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2283-9. 2010
    ..This study was designed to analyze the clinical outcomes of the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to evaluate the efficacy of a surgical resection in treating such a recurrence...
  46. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for hepatitis B associated liver diseases: a 10-year experience in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1445-9. 2008
    ..Hepatic failure associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the main indications for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  47. doi request reprint De novo autoimmune hepatitis subsequent to switching from type 2b to type 2a alpha-pegylated interferon treatment for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation: report of a case
    Kazuki Takeishi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:1016-9. 2011
    ..He was treated with steroid pulse treatment, followed by high-level immunosuppression maintenance, but eventually died of Pneumocystis pneumonitis 4 months after the diagnosis of de novo AIH...
  48. doi request reprint Obstructing spontaneous major shunt vessels is mandatory to keep adequate portal inflow in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 95:1270-7. 2013
    ..It has not been addressed whether the major spontaneous portosystemic shunt vessels should be ligated in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  49. doi request reprint Etiologies, risk factors, and outcomes of bacterial pneumonia after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 18:1060-8. 2012
    ..Delayed-onset bacterial pneumonia is a serious type of bacterial infection after LDLT and is frequently associated with graft dysfunction. The multidrug resistance of S. maltophilia is an issue that needs to be addressed...
  50. doi request reprint Accuracy of an age-adjusted formula in assessing the graft volume in living donor liver transplantation
    Hiroto Kayashima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:1366-71. 2008
    ..4%). In conclusion, although younger donor age is a major factor for estimation errors in hepatic volumetry, our age-adjusted formula is very useful in reducing the error in estimating GV...
  51. doi request reprint The beneficial role of simultaneous splenectomy in living donor liver transplantation in patients with small-for-size graft
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 21:833-42. 2008
    ..014). Simultaneous splenectomy is favorable for overcoming SFS graft syndrome in LDLT patients with a GW-SLW of 40% or less...
  52. ncbi request reprint Sustained spatial disturbance of bile canalicular networks during regeneration of the steatotic rat liver
    Mizuki Ninomiya
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 77:373-9. 2004
    ..We assessed the morphologic and functional alterations during the regeneration of fatty liver, with special reference to the biliary system...
  53. doi request reprint Minimal hilar dissection prevents biliary anastomotic stricture after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 92:1147-51. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate whether the Min-HD technique could prevent biliary anastomotic stricture (BAS) after LDLT with duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction...
  54. doi request reprint New prediction factors of small-for-size syndrome in living donor adult liver transplantation for chronic liver disease
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 23:350-7. 2010
    ..Donor age and actual graft-to-recipient native liver volume ratio may become predictive factors for SFSS development in left and right lobe grafts in patients undergoing LDALT...
  55. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure: a 10-year experience in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 206:412-8. 2008
    ..Living donor liver transplantation has become an accepted treatment for various terminal liver diseases...
  56. ncbi request reprint Hyperbaric oxygen induces vascular endothelial growth factor and reduces liver injury in regenerating rat liver after partial hepatectomy
    Hideki Ijichi
    The Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Hepatol 45:28-34. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effect and the mechanism of hyperbaric oxygen treatment on regenerating rat liver after partial hepatectomy (PH)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Short-term intensive treatment for donors with hepatic steatosis in living-donor liver transplantation
    Makoto Nakamuta
    Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 80:608-12. 2005
    ..To reduce the risk of liver injury, we applied a short-term combination therapy of diet, exercise and drugs for 11 living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) candidates with steatosis...
  58. doi request reprint Graft size, donor age, and patient status are the indicators of early graft function after living donor liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:1007-13. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this preoperative calculated LHL/HH score is correlated with graft function and short-term prognosis. Thus, this predictive model may allow transplant surgeons to use a living donor left lobe graft with greater confidence...
  59. ncbi request reprint [Total laparoscopic splenectomy for a patient with multiple surgeries including living donor liver transplantation]
    Hiroko Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:64-7. 2013
    ..The surgery was completed as planned preoperatively under good surgical field...
  60. ncbi request reprint Biliary strictures in living donor liver transplantation: incidence, management, and technical evolution
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 12:979-86. 2006
    ..The primary radiological or endoscopic interventions were satisfactory treatments of choice. Technical refinement is an important factor to reduce the incidence of BS...
  61. doi request reprint Expanding the applications of microvascular surgical techniques to digestive surgeries: a technical review
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:111-20. 2012
    ..We herein provide a technical review of the application of microvascular surgical techniques for various digestive surgeries...
  62. doi request reprint Comparative evaluation of expanded criteria for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma beyond the Milan criteria undergoing living-related donor liver transplantation
    Ken Shirabe
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Transplant 25:E491-8. 2011
    ....
  63. doi request reprint Living donor hepatectomies with procedures to prevent biliary complications
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 211:456-64. 2010
    ..Biliary complications in donor hepatectomies are still common, and occur in approximately 5% of the procedures...
  64. doi request reprint Surgical resection of pulmonary malignant tumors after living donor liver transplantation
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:206-11. 2009
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Recurrent familial hypobetalipoproteinemia-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease after living donor liver transplantation
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Medical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 15:806-9. 2009
    ..We successfully treated the recipient with heterozygous FHBL-induced recurrent NASH after liver transplantation using our diet and exercise programs...
  66. ncbi request reprint A simple and accurate formula to estimate left hepatic graft volume in living-donor adult liver transplantation
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Transplantation 77:1571-5. 2004
    ..The accurate preoperative evaluation of graft volumes is crucial to avoid this complication. The aim of this study is to clarify the usefulness of a new formula to estimate the left-lobe graft volume...
  67. ncbi request reprint Successful adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation in a patient with moderate to severe portopulmonary hypertension
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 12:481-4. 2006
    ..It should be noted, however, that the PPHTN markedly improved but did not completely resolve, as assessed by right heart catheterization 1 yr after successful LDLT...
  68. doi request reprint Mutations in hepatitis C virus genotype 1b and the sensitivity of interferon-ribavirin therapy after liver transplantation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Hepatol 52:672-80. 2010
    ..The results of post-transplant antiviral therapy for recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) are poor, and significant pre-transplant predictors for sustained viral response (SVR) have not yet been identified...
  69. ncbi request reprint Involvement of Rho-kinase in cold ischemia-reperfusion injury after liver transplantation in rats
    Satoko Shiotani
    Department of Surgery and Science, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 78:375-82. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that the small GTPase Rho and its target effector Rho-kinase/ROK/ROCK are involved in the oxidative burst in reperfused tissue with resultant reperfusion injury...
  70. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation in patients older than 60 years
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 90:433-7. 2010
    ..Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been performed in adult patients. However, there are a few reports on how recipient age affects the outcome of LDLT. This study assessed LDLT outcome in patients aged 60 years or older...
  71. doi request reprint Significance of DNA polymerase delta catalytic subunit p125 induced by mutant p53 in the invasive potential of human hepatocellular carcinoma
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Oncology 79:229-37. 2010
    ..To clarify the role of DNA polymerase delta in tumor progression, we examined the expression of its main catalytic subunit p125 encoded by POLD1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and human HCC cell lines...
  72. ncbi request reprint Fatty liver caused by portal vein thrombosis after living donor liver transplantation: a case report
    Keiko Ogita
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Pediatr Surg 40:E7-9. 2005
    ..Moreover, the fatty liver recovered after the operation. Our case suggests that the finding of fatty liver is an important marker of PVT and immediate portal reconstruction is performed...
  73. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation in a patient with giant hepatic hemangioma complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: report of a case
    Makoto Meguro
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 38:463-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, living donor liver transplantation was found to be an effective option for the treatment of a patient with unresectable giant hepatic hemangiomas complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome...
  74. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment for a patient with hemophagocytic syndrome after a small-for-size graft liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:359-62. 2008
    ..HPS is a fatal complication in immunologically compromised patients; however, early and accurate diagnosis could lead to an adequate treatment and improve the outcome...
  75. doi request reprint Risk factors that increase mortality after living donor liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Multidisciplinary Treatment, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 93:93-8. 2012
    ..No studies have been performed on the role of gender in the field of living donor liver transplantation. This report investigates the effect of gender mismatch on the outcome of living donor liver transplantation...
  76. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation with extra-small graft; inflow modulation using splenectomy and temporary portocaval shunt
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:670-2. 2008
    ..This type of inflow modulation may allow us to manage such an extra-small graft. However, careful post-transplant monitoring of the portal flow is essential for gaining an acceptable outcome...
  77. ncbi request reprint Extracorporeal hepatic resection for unresectable giant hepatic hemangiomas
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:115-7. 2008
  78. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of preoperative imaging in recipients of living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Keishi Sugimachi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 91:570-4. 2011
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the preoperative detectability of HCC and clarify the role of preoperative assessment on prognosis after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  79. doi request reprint Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:124-30. 2008
    ..With the recent advances in adult living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), there may be a marked change in the role of liver transplantation for hepatic malignancies, in particular for HCC...
  80. doi request reprint Acute biliary obstruction due to a large intracholedochal hematoma after living-donor liver transplantation: Report of a case
    Shigeyuki Nagata
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 40:474-6. 2010
    ..This is the first report to describe the development of an intracholedochal hematoma after livingdonor liver transplantation...
  81. ncbi request reprint The predictors of microvascular invasion in candidates for liver transplantation with hepatocellular carcinoma-with special reference to the serum levels of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin
    Ken Shirabe
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 95:235-40. 2007
    ..A tumor biopsy and a preoperative measurement of DCP could improve the selection of patients with HCC for OLT. Our scoring system for mvi provides us a precise prediction of the presence of mvi...
  82. ncbi request reprint Living-donor liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure in adult patients with a left-lobe graft
    Takashi Nishizaki
    Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, and Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 131:S182-9. 2002
    ..A left-lobe graft, in which one third of the liver is donated, is therefore used for adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Perioperative management and complications in donors related to living-donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 131:S195-9. 2002
    ..Living-donor liver transplantation has become a legitimate alternative to cadaveric liver transplantation. However, information on the perioperative management of donors is still scarce...
  84. ncbi request reprint Gore-Tex jump graft for portal vein thrombosis following living donor liver transplantation
    Koji Hashimoto
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:1146-8. 2003
    ..Our experience suggests that this innovative technical solution can be helpful in the effort to rescue cases of hepatic allograft with vascular complications...
  85. ncbi request reprint B-RTO for ectopic variceal bleeding after living donor liver transplantation
    Nao Kinjo
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:241-3. 2008
    ..We herein report a rare case of a jejunal variceal bleeding in a recipient five years after LDLT for primary sclerosing cholangitis with successful result by balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO)...
  86. ncbi request reprint The impact of splenectomy or splenic artery ligation on the outcome of a living donor adult liver transplantation using a left lobe graft
    Mitsuo Shimada
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:625-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the impact of splenectomy or splenic artery ligation on the outcome in living donor adult liver transplantation (LDALT) using a left lobe graft...
  87. ncbi request reprint Hepatic artery reconstruction and biliary stricture formation after living donor adult liver transplantation using the left lobe
    Taketoshi Suehiro
    Department of Surgery and Medical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 8:495-9. 2002
    ..To minimize the risk for biliary anastomotic strictures, we will reconstruct both the middle and left hepatic artery...
  88. ncbi request reprint Effect of liver transplantation on multiple bone fractures in an infant with end-stage biliary atresia: a case report
    Shunsaku Katsura
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 3 1 1 Maidashi, 812 8582 Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Pediatr Surg Int 21:47-9. 2005
    ..It is also essential to perform liver transplantation at the most appropriate time to enhance and support the growth of these patients...
  89. ncbi request reprint Accurate preoperative estimation of liver-graft volumetry using three-dimensional computed tomography
    Shoji Hiroshige
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 75:1561-4. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the value of three-dimensional computed-tomography (3D-CT) volumetry for size matching in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  90. doi request reprint Auxiliary partial orthotopic living donor liver transplantation with a small-for-size graft for congenital absence of the portal vein
    Toshiharu Matsuura
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 16:1437-9. 2010
    ..This is a feasible procedure: it not only fulfills the metabolic demands of the liver for adult patients but also potentially cures CAPV...
  91. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effect of MCI-186 on hepatic warm ischemia-reperfusion in the rat
    Mizuki Ninomiya
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan nnmym surg2 med kyushu u ac jp
    Transplantation 74:1470-2. 2002
    ..MCI-186 seems to have protective effects against hepatic warm I/R injury by attenuating the damage of the hepatocyte, which is the major target of oxidative damage in this model...
  92. ncbi request reprint Unusual endoscopic findings of CMV esophagitis after liver transplantation
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 52:1236-9. 2005
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  93. ncbi request reprint The risks of HBV infection after liver transplantation from HBc antibody positive donor to HBs antibody positive recipient
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:2162-5. 2008
    ..However, a great deal of caution is necessary in patients with negative or low HBsAb titers <10 IU/L...
  94. ncbi request reprint Effect of hyperbaric oxygen on cold storage of the liver in rats
    Hideki Ijichi
    The Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 26:248-53. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment on CI/R injury...
  95. ncbi request reprint [Estimation of indication for living donor liver transplantation in patients with HCV and/or HBV infection]
    Sawako Inoue
    Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 98:295-300. 2007
    ..Application to liver transplantation should also be considered based on HCC stage such as the UNOS scoring system...
  96. ncbi request reprint Successful prolonged rituximab treatment for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder following living donor liver transplantation in a child
    Makoto Hayashida
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Pediatr Transplant 11:671-5. 2007
    ..Rituximab was administered at a dose of 375 mg/m2 once a week, and the monotherapy resulted in a complete remission after 34 administrations. Based on this case, rituximab appears to be beneficial as a first-line therapy for PTLD...
  97. ncbi request reprint Hypersplenism after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 56:778-82. 2009
    ..It has not determined whether post-transplant persistent hypersplenism (PTPH) occurs after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  98. ncbi request reprint A standardized safe hepatectomy; selective Glissonean transection using endolinear stapling devices
    Masahiko Fujii
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, 3 18 15 Kuramoto cho, Tokushima City 770 8503, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:906-9. 2007
    ..We believe that the shortened operative time and decreased risk of complications by selective Glissonean transection as well as hepatic vein transection using stapling devices contribute to the improved short-term outcome...
  99. ncbi request reprint Hepatic artery reconstruction in living-donor liver transplantation: a review of its techniques and complications
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 131:S200-4. 2002
    ..If hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) occurs, the recipient clinical course will be unstable. The introduction of microvascular hepatic arterial reconstruction has significantly decreased the incidence of HAT...
  100. ncbi request reprint Hepatocyte growth factor and transforming growth factor beta1 contribute to regeneration of small-for-size liver graft immediately after transplantation
    Mizuki Ninomiya
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 812 8582, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 16:814-9. 2003
    ..After the acceleration of the regenerative response by HGF, subsequent elevation of TGF-beta1 synergistically controls graft size, regulating uncontrolled proliferation of hepatocytes...
  101. ncbi request reprint Renal tubular acidosis secondary to FK506 in living donor liver transplantation: a case report
    Keiko Ogita
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Asian J Surg 26:218-20. 2003
    ..The treatment for acidosis and hyperkalaemia should be started as soon as RTA is diagnosed, and the dosage of FK506 should also be reduced if possible...