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Intestinal transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh

Todo, S and Tzakis, A and Reyes, J and Abu-Elmagd, K and Furukawa, H and Nour, B and Kadry, Z and Fung, J and Starzl, TE (1994) Intestinal transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh. Transplantation Proceedings, 26 (3). 1409 - 1410. ISSN 0041-1345

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Abstract

Our experience with clinical intestinal transplantation under FK 506 immunosuppression showed that 50% of the recipients were able to be independent from TPN after transplantation, but 10% require partial TPN with functioning grafts, 10% needed total TPN after graft removal, and 30% of the recipients died postoperatively, mostly from sepsis due to severe graft rejection. For further improvement in patient survival and in the quality of life for patients after intestinal transplantation, it is mandatory to establish a new strategy for treatment and prevention of graft rejection and systemic infection.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Todo, S
Tzakis, A
Reyes, J
Abu-Elmagd, K
Furukawa, H
Nour, B
Kadry, Z
Fung, J
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 15 July 1994
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Transplantation Proceedings
Volume: 26
Number: 3
Page Range: 1409 - 1410
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0041-1345
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062126523, Starzl CV No. 1715
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:29
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 16:59
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5101

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