- Liver transplantation in the United States, 1999-2008
P J Thuluvath
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
Am J Transplant 10:1003-19. 2010
..In addition to a general summary, we have included a more detailed analysis of liver transplantation for hepatitis C, retransplantation and SLK transplantation...
- Survival after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma in the model for end-stage liver disease and pre-model for end-stage liver disease eras and the independent impact of hepatitis C virus
Paul J Thuluvath
Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Diseases, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21229, USA
Liver Transpl 15:754-62. 2009
..HCV patients have a lower survival rate than non-HCV patients, regardless of their HCC status, but HCV has no additional negative impact on survival in patients with HCC...
- Features of recurrent primary sclerosing cholangitis in two consecutive liver allografts after liver transplantation
R M Rai
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
J Clin Gastroenterol 32:151-4. 2001
- Liver transplantation in patients with severe portopulmonary hypertension treated with preoperative chronic intravenous epoprostenol
H P Tan
Division of Transplant Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD, USA
Liver Transpl 7:745-9. 2001
..Adequate reduction in PVR and improvement in RV function in response to chronic epoprostenol therapy may facilitate successful OLT. We present a case report and review the limited experience with this treatment...
- Postoperative morbidity, mortality, costs, and long-term survival in severely obese patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation
Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 96:842-5. 2001
..The cost of transplantation is higher among severely obese patients. There was no increased incidence of cardiovascular mortality among severely obese patients during the follow-up period...
- Vaccination, screening for malignancy, and health maintenance of the liver transplant recipient
G A Zeldin
Department of Medicine and Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
J Clin Gastroenterol 32:148-50. 2001
..This survey suggests that routine health maintenance management is less than optimal in this population. Follow-up based on a standard protocol may improve the health care of these patients...
- Recurrent, progressive giant cell hepatitis in two consecutive liver allografts in a middle-aged woman
Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
J Clin Gastroenterol 32:454-6. 2001
..The histopathologic features in the two allografts were identical to her original disease. Despite extensive investigations, no etiology for her liver disease could be found...
- Human monocytic ehrlichiosis: an emerging pathogen in transplantation
H P Tan
Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Harvey 611, 600 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287-8611, USA
Transplantation 71:1678-80. 2001
..Although epidemiological exposure is responsible for infection, immunosuppression makes patients more likely to succumb to disease. A high index of suspicion and early treatment results in a favorable outcome...
- Outcome of liver transplantation in patients with diabetes mellitus: a case-control study
P R John
Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Hepatology 34:889-95. 2001
..4% vs. 67.7%, P =.002). In conclusion, preexisting diabetes is associated with a significant post-OLT morbidity and mortality, and our observations suggest that patients with DM warrant more rigorous pre- and post-OLT evaluation...
- Endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma
Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1830 Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol 54:125-30. 2008
..This review will briefly discuss the current guidelines for surveillance and diagnosis of HCC in high-risk subjects and then review the potential role of endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration for the diagnosis of small HCC...
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, but not esophagogastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy, significantly increases portal venous pressure: direct portal pressure measurements through endoscopic ultrasound-guided cannulation
J M Buscaglia
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
Endoscopy 40:670-4. 2008
..The aims of this study were to assess the effect of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) on portal vein, inferior vena cava (IVC), and systemic pressures...
- Cognitive impairment in alcoholic and nonalcoholic cirrhotic patients
Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 7218, USA
Hepatology 30:1363-7. 1999
..The severity of cognitive impairment is similar in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cirrhotic patients when adjusted for the severity of liver disease...