Tag Archives: liver transplant

Small for size syndrome (s)

Small for size (SFS) syndrome is a condition which causes considerable confusion partly because the term has been extended beyond its original meaning. It was initially used to describe the situation in liver transplantation where a patient develops liver dysfunction … Continue reading

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High intensity focused ultrasound — a big hitter with low impact?

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB which has recently increased its impact factor to 1.94. The article is on High intensity focused ultrasound and its role in treating small hepatocellular carcinoma. HIFU has been used in the … Continue reading

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Singing the obesity blues in liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB Obesity is a global problem and fatty liver disease is one of many consequences of the changing waistlines of society. The association between obesity and development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, … Continue reading

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Liver resection or liver transplantation for solitary hepatitis C virus associated hepatocellular carcinoma?

This is my february highlight from the journal HPB In the September issue of HPB we published a meta-analysis which showed that outcomes for patients with HCC from all causes were better after liver transplantation than after liver resection but that this … Continue reading

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Altruistic organ donation

Altruism is one thing which sets humans apart from almost all other species. Although there are examples of altruism in certain animal behaviours they do not appear to exist at the same level of cognition and consideration as in man. … Continue reading

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Scottish Liver Transplant Unit 20th Celebration

All of the wonderful photographs below were taken by Peter Croan, Financial Director of the National Services Division and clearly an excellent photographer. Yesterday 18th November was the celebration marking the 20 th Anniversary of the foundation of the Scottish … Continue reading

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Careless talk costs livers (and kidneys)

I recently overheard a conversation that went along the lines of “Oh no they wouldn’t be interested in my organs I am much too old”. Using my (reasonable) judgement of age I would reckon that the person who made the … Continue reading

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