Affiliation: University of California
- Increased transplantation of kidneys with multiple renal arteries in the laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy era: surgical technique and surgical and nonsurgical donor and recipient outcomesC Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, HSF 2021, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Arch Surg 136:897-907. 2001..For anatomical and technical reasons, many transplant centers restrict laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy (in contrast with open live donor nephrectomy) to left kidneys...
- The unrecognized posterior gastric artery: a potential cause of surgical complications in pancreas transplantationChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, University of California, Sacramento, CA, USA
Clin Transplant 18:214-8. 2004..The posterior gastric artery that was overlooked by a surgical procurement team during donor pancreatectomy led to distortion of the peripancreatic vascular anatomy and set the stage for a splenic artery injury...
- Similar long-term outcomes for laparoscopic versus open live-donor nephrectomy kidney grafts: an OPTN database analysis of 5532 adult recipientsChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Transplantation 85:916-9. 2008..Future studies must investigate whether these findings apply also to pediatric LD-Ktx recipients...
- Complications after pancreas transplantationChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Curr Opin Organ Transplant 15:112-8. 2010..After more than three decades of progress, surgical-technical pancreas graft failure rates have decreased to approximately 8%. The most recent developments in this area are systematically reviewed in this article...
- Laparoscopic (vs open) live donor nephrectomy: a UNOS database analysis of early graft function and survivalChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
Am J Transplant 3:1295-301. 2003..Further prospective studies with longer follow up are necessary to assess the potential impact of the laparoscopic procurement mode on early graft function and long-term outcome...
- Higher surgical wound complication rates with sirolimus immunosuppression after kidney transplantation: a matched-pair pilot studyChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Transplantation 76:426-9. 2003..Peritransplant immunosuppression with sirolimus and steroids warrants careful consideration, particularly in recipients with surgical complication risk factors...
- The transition from laparoscopic to retroperitoneoscopic live donor nephrectomy: a matched pair pilot studyChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, California, USA
Transplantation 89:858-63. 2010..RetroNeph, however, is infrequently performed and has not been systematically and directly compared with LapNeph in nonselected donors...
- Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: a risk factor for delayed function and rejection in pediatric kidney recipients? A UNOS analysisChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
Am J Transplant 5:175-82. 2005..Future investigations must confirm these findings and identify strategies to optimize procurement and pediatric recipient outcome...
- Early and late recipient graft function and donor outcome after laparoscopic vs open adult live donor nephrectomy for pediatric renal transplantationChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817, USA
Arch Surg 137:908-15; discussion 915-6. 2002..Laparoscopically procured live donor kidney grafts are increasingly transplanted into pediatric recipients. The safety and efficacy of this changed surgical practice are unknown...
- Impact of portal venous pancreas graft drainage on kidney graft outcome in simultaneous pancreas-kidney recipients reported to UNOSChristoph Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
Am J Transplant 4:544-53. 2004..Our data suggests that the efficacy of current immunosuppressive protocols and increasing center experience are clinically much more relevant than any potential immunologic advantage of portal venous drainage in SPK recipients...
- The effect of sirolimus on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in male renal transplant recipients without prostate cancerK Chamie
Department of Urology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
Am J Transplant 8:2668-73. 2008..Future studies must investigate the clinical implications of our findings for the use of PSA for prostate cancer screening in male kidney recipients on sirolimus...
- Predictive value of pretransplant inflammatory markers in renal allograft survival and rejection in childrenL Butani
Section of Pediatric Nephrology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Transplant Proc 37:679-81. 2005..The pathogenesis of AR may be different in children with a lesser contribution of alloantigen-independent factors such as chronic infections...
- Quantification of in vivo autofluorescence dynamics during renal ischemia and reperfusion under 355 nm excitationRajesh N Raman
University of California, Davis, Center for Biophotonics, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Opt Express 16:4930-44. 2008..Time constants were extracted from fits to the experimental data and their average values were found to increase with injury time...
- Women surgeons in the new millenniumKathrin M Troppmann
Department of Surgery, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Arch Surg 144:635-42. 2009..Women are increasingly entering the surgical profession...
- Pretransplant free fatty acids (FFA) and allograft survival in renal transplantationAaron C Baker
Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
J Surg Res 164:182-7. 2010..We hypothesize that elevated pretransplant free fatty acids (FFA) levels may be associated with prolonged survival of kidney transplants...
- Assessment of pretransplant inflammation in pediatric renal allograft recipientsLavjay Butani
Section of Pediatric Nephrology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Transpl Int 18:949-53. 2005..Unlike adults, a single pre-Tx determination of inflammatory markers was not predictive of AR or graft loss in children, indicating that the pathogenesis of AR may be different in children...
- A non-contact method and instrumentation to monitor renal ischemia and reperfusion with optical spectroscopyRajesh N Raman
University of California, Davis, Dept of Applied Science, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Opt Express 17:894-905. 2009..Preliminary pre-clinical in vivo test of the probe system was carried out using the same rat model...
- Outcomes of upper arm arteriovenous fistulas for maintenance hemodialysis accessJason T Fitzgerald
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA
Arch Surg 139:201-8. 2004..Our aim was to review our experience with 3 types of upper arm arteriovenous fistula (AVF) to ascertain whether they are reasonable alternatives to radiocephalic fistulas and which, if any, have superior performance...
- Pretransplantation soluble adhesion molecule expression predicts outcome after living donor renal transplantationRichard V Perez
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento 95817, USA
Arch Surg 138:1113-9; discussion 1119-20. 2003..Occult pretransplantation systemic inflammation will identify patients at risk for poor outcomes after renal transplantation...
- Pretransplant recipient cytomegalovirus seropositivity and hemodialysis are associated with decreased renal allograft and patient survivalJason T Fitzgerald
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Transplantation 77:1405-11. 2004....
- A strategy for the simultaneous provision of pre-operative palliative care for patients awaiting liver transplantationLorenzo Rossaro
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2233 Stockton Boulevard, HSF 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Transpl Int 17:473-5. 2004
- Assessment of renal ischemia by optical spectroscopyJason T Fitzgerald
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
J Surg Res 122:21-8. 2004..No reliable method currently exists for quantifying the degree of warm ischemia in kidney grafts before transplantation. We describe a method for evaluating pretransplant warm ischemia time using optical spectroscopic methods...
- Factors influencing rat survival in a warm renal ischemia model: time to adapt the protocolsR N Raman
Center for Biophotonics, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95817, USA
Transplant Proc 43:1511-4. 2011..In this study, impact of rat strain on survival after prolonged warm renal ischemia in the setting of delivery-controlled inhalational anesthesia was evaluated...
- Spectroscopic imaging for detection of ischemic injury in rat kidneys by use of changes in intrinsic optical propertiesAndromachi P Michalopoulou
University of California, Davis, USA
Appl Opt 44:2024-32. 2005..These two modalities provided different temporal behaviors, arguably arising from two different mechanisms providing direct correlation of intrinsic optical signatures to ischemic injury time...
- Real-time assessment of in vivo renal ischemia using laser autofluorescence imagingJason T Fitzgerald
University of California, Davis Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
J Biomed Opt 10:44018. 2005..Normalizing autofluorescence changes under 335 nm using the autofluorescence measured under 260-nm excitation may eliminate the need for a control kidney...
- Career and lifestyle satisfaction among surgeons: what really matters? The National Lifestyles in Surgery Today SurveyKathrin M Troppmann
Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis, 2221 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
J Am Coll Surg 209:160-9. 2009..Unfortunately, many nonsurgeons perceive surgeons' lifestyle as undesirable. It is unknown, however, whether the surgeons-important opinion makers about their profession-are indeed dissatisfied...
- Effect of educational debt on career and quality of life among academic surgeonsMelina R Kibbe
Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
Ann Surg 249:342-8. 2009..The purpose of this study was to assess indebtedness among academic surgeons and its repercussions on personal finances, quality of life, and career choices...
- Upper arm arteriovenous fistula versus forearm looped arteriovenous graft for hemodialysis access: a comparative analysisJason T Fitzgerald
Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Ann Vasc Surg 19:843-50. 2005..To maximize the benefits of UA-AVFs, however, early surgical referral is required...
- Decreasing disparity in liver transplantation among white and Asian patients with hepatocellular carcinoma : California, 1998-2005Anthony S Robbins
California Cancer Registry, Public Health Institute, Sacramento, California, USA
Cancer 113:2173-9. 2008....
- The presence of a local lung transplant center increases lung procurement ratesJohn P McVicar
Department of Surgery, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Transplantation 75:2128-30. 2003..001). CONCLUSIONS: Even if donor management protocols are maintained, closure of a local lung program decreases lung recovery rates. This observation supports the importance of maintaining local programs to maximize organ recovery rates...
- Inferior vena cava leiomyosarcoma: is reconstruction necessary after resection?Rouzbeh Daylami
Department of Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
J Am Coll Surg 210:185-90. 2010..Leiomyosarcomas of the inferior vena cava represent a rare form of soft-tissue sarcomas. Management strategies necessarily vary because of limited experience. Questions about necessity of multimodality therapy and IVC reconstruction remain...
- Impact of laparoscopic nephrectomy on donor preoperative decision-making and postoperative quality of life and psychosocial outcomesChristoph Troppmann
Pediatr Nephrol 21:1052-4; author reply 1055. 2006
- Rhabdomyolysis associated with laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy and concomitant surgery: a note of cautionChristoph Troppmann
Am J Transplant 3:1457-8. 2003
- Early, rapidly progressive cholestatic hepatitis C reinfection and graft loss after adult living donor liver transplantationChristoph Troppmann
Am J Transplant 3:239-40. 2003
- Transplantation of pediatric en bloc kidneys when the proximal vascular cuff is too short: the aortorenal aortic lidChristoph Troppmann
Transplantation 84:1064-5. 2007