Liver Transplantation

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Accepted Articles (Accepted, unedited articles published online and citable. The final edited and typeset version of record will appear in future.)

Edited By: John Lake and John Roberts

Impact Factor: 3.793

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 4/26 (Transplantation); 14/202 (Surgery); 16/74 (Gastroenterology & Hepatology)

Online ISSN: 1527-6473

Associated Title(s): Clinical Liver Disease, Hepatology


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  1. Letters to the Editor

    1. Inflammation-based scores and hepatocellular carcinoma: “Faithful friends are hard to find”

      Quirino Lai and Jan Lerut

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 SEP 2014 10:51PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23989

  2. Editorial

    1. Acute liver failure after Valproate exposure: Liver transplant may be indicated beyond childhood

      Patrick McKiernan

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 SEP 2014 10:50PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23988

  3. Original Articles

    1. Early allograft dysfunction in liver transplantation using donation after cardiac death donors results in inferior survival

      David D. Lee, Amandeep Singh, Justin M. Burns, Dana K. Perry, Justin H. Nguyen and C. Burcin Taner

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 SEP 2014 10:25PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23985

    2. The use of renal replacement therapy in infants and children with hepatorenal syndrome awaiting liver transplantation: A case control study

      C. Elizabeth Parson, Raoul Nelson, Linda Book and M. Kyle Jensen

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 SEP 2014 10:24PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23987

    3. Subnormothermic Ex vivo liver perfusion reduces endothelial cell and bile duct injury after DCD pig liver transplantation

      Jan M. Knaak, Vinzent N. Spetzler, Nicolas Goldaracena, Markus U. Boehnert, Fateh Bazerbachi, Kristine S. Louis, Oyedele A. Adeyi, Leonid Minkovich, Paul M. Yip, Shaf Keshavjee, Gary A. Levy, David R. Grant, Nazia Selzner and Markus Selzner

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 SEP 2014 10:24PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23986

  4. Letters to the Editor

    1. Screening for Wilson’s disease: Which tests are good enough?

      Michelle Jesse, Robert Dempsey, Anne Eshelman and Dilip Moonka

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 AUG 2014 12:38PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23984

  5. ILTS course syllabus

    1. Debate – A bridge too far: NAFLD will not exhaust the donor pool

      Jacqueline G. O’Leary

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 AUG 2014 11:36AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23973

    2. Syllabus contribution: Potential catalysts in therapeutics

      Bruce A. Luxon

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 AUG 2014 11:17AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23971

    3. Preparing for the inevitable: The death of a living liver donor

      Charles Miller

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 AUG 2014 10:59AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23972

  6. Letters to the Editor

    1. Sarcopenia and survival after liver transplantation

      K Clark and TJS Cross

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 AUG 2014 10:56AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23959

  7. Original Articles

    1. Liver transplant patients have a similar risk of progression as sporadic patients with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms

      Anne Marie Lennon, David Victor, Atif Zaheer, Mohammad Reza Ostovaneh, Jessica Jeh, Joanna K. Law, Neda Rezaee, Marco Dal Molin, Young Joon Ahn, Wenchuan Wu, Mouen A. Khashab, Mohit Girotra, Nita Ahuja, Martin A. Makary, Matthew J. Weiss, Kenzo Hirose, Michael Goggins, Ralph H. Hruban, Andrew Cameron, Christopher L. Wolfgang, Vikesh K. Singh and Ahmet Gurakar

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 AUG 2014 07:25AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23983

    2. Hepatic encephalopathy is associated with significantly increased mortality among patients awaiting liver transplantation

      Robert J. Wong, Robert G. Gish and Aijaz Ahmed

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 AUG 2014 07:14AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23981

  8. Letters to the Editor

    1. Alpha-fetoprotein level > 1000 ng/mL as an exclusion criteria for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting the milan criteria

      Francis Y. Yao, Bilal Hameed, Neil Mehta and John P. Roberts

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 AUG 2014 07:10AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23982

  9. ILTS course syllabus

    1. Obesity and liver transplantation/liver resection

      Julie Heimbach

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 AUG 2014 07:10AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23980

    2. Designing systematic and center-specific metrics to foster innovation

      Ajay Israni

      Accepted manuscript online: 19 AUG 2014 11:04AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23979

  10. Original Articles

    1. Diaphragmatic hernia after liver transplantation in children: Case series and review of literature

      M Cortes, N Tapuria, SE Khorsandi, E Pareja, H Vilca-Melendez, M Rela and ND Heaton

      Accepted manuscript online: 13 AUG 2014 07:48AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23977

  11. Letters to the Editor

    1. Highlighting the importance of metabolic risk factors, obesity, and liver steatosis after pediatric liver transplantion

      Silja Kosola and Mikko Pakarinen

      Accepted manuscript online: 11 AUG 2014 06:12AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23976

  12. Original Articles

    1. Pre-transplant diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma by gadoxetic acid-enhanced and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging

      Jiyoung Hwang, Young Kon Kim, Jong Man Kim, Won Jae Lee, Dongil Choi and Seong Sook Hong

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 AUG 2014 01:26AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23974

  13. Letters from the Frontline

    1. Ligation of proximal spleen vein to solve the effects of large splenorenal shunt during living donor liver transplantation

      Wei-Chen Lee, Tsung-Han Wu, Chih-Hsien Cheng, Ting-Jung Wu, Hong-Shiue Chou and Kun-Ming Chan

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 AUG 2014 10:54AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23968

  14. Original Articles

    1. Impact of quality as well as quantity of skeletal muscle on outcomes after liver transplantation

      Yuhei Hamaguchi, Toshimi Kaido, Shinya Okumura, Yasuhiro Fujimoto, Kohei Ogawa, Akira Mori, Ahmed Hammad, Yumiko Tamai, Nobuya Inagaki and Shinji Uemoto

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 AUG 2014 10:49AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23970

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      Inflammation-based scores do not predict post-transplant recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients within Milan criteria

      Ioanna Parisi, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Hasitha Wijewantha, Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Laura De Luca, Pinelopi Manousou, Evangelia Fatourou, Giulia Pieri, Vassilios Papastergiou, Neil Davies, Dominic Yu, TuVinh Luong, Amar Paul Dhillon, Douglas Thorburn, David Patch, James O’Beirne, Tim Meyer and Andrew K. Burroughs

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 AUG 2014 10:45AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23969

    3. Liver regeneration after living donor transplant: Adult to adult living donor liver transplantation cohort (A2ALL) study

      Kim M. Olthoff, Jean C. Emond, Tempie H. Shearon, Greg Everson, Talia B. Baker, Robert A. Fisher, Chris E. Freise, Brenda W. Gillespie and James E. Everhart

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JUL 2014 04:18AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23966

    4. Acute liver failure after valproate exposure in patients with POLG1 mutations and its prognosis after liver transplantation

      Johanna Hynynen, Tuomas Komulainen, Eija Tukiainen, Arno Nordin, Johanna Arola, Reetta Kälviäinen, Leena Jutila, Matias Röyttä, Reetta Hinttala, Kari Majamaa, Heikki Mäkisalo and Johanna Uusimaa

      Accepted manuscript online: 28 JUL 2014 04:15AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23965

    5. Biliary complications in living donor right hepatectomy are affected by the method of bile duct division

      Ahmad M Sultan, Tarek Salah, Mohammed M Elshobary, Omar M Fathy, Ahmed N Elghawalby, Amr M Yassen, Mohammed A Elmorshedy, Mohammed F Elsadany, Usama A Shiha and Mohamed Abdel Wahab M

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUL 2014 12:08AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23964

  15. Editorial

    1. New models to enhance the assessment of mortality risk in low meld patients: “Objectifying” the subjective

      Christopher Moore and Josh Levitsky

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 JUL 2014 11:49PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23963

  16. Letters to the Editor

    1. Alpha-Fetoprotein and Hepatocellular Cancer Recurrence: A Paradigm of the Chaos Theory

      Quirino Lai, Jan Lerut and For the European Hepatocellular Cancer Liver Transplant (EurHeCaLT) Study Group

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 JUL 2014 05:06AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23962

  17. Original Articles

    1. The Effect of remote ischemic postconditioning in patients undergoing living donor liver transplantation

      Won Ho Kim, Jong-Hwan Lee, Justine Sangwook Ko, Jeong Jin Min, Mi Sook Gwak, Gaab Soo Kim and Suk Koo Lee

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 JUL 2014 05:24AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23960

    2. Biomarkers Distinguish Apoptotic and Necrotic Cell Death During Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Mice

      Min Yang, Daniel J. Antoine, James L. Weemhoff, Rosalind E. Jenkins, Anwar Farhood, B. Kevin Park and Hartmut Jaeschke

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 JUL 2014 05:15AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23958

  18. Editorial

    1. Broader Liver Sharing: The Time Has Come

      James J. Pomposelli

      Accepted manuscript online: 21 JUL 2014 05:06AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23961

  19. Original Articles

    1. The effect of social support and donation-related concerns on ambivalence of living liver donor candidates

      Yun-Chieh Lai, Wei-Chen Lee, Yeong-Yuh Juang, Lee-Lan Yen, Li-Chueh Weng and Hsueh Fen Chou

      Accepted manuscript online: 13 JUL 2014 09:07PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23952

    2. Comparing Living Donor and Deceased Donor Liver Transplant: A Matched National Analysis from 2007-2012

      Richard S. Hoehn, Gregory C. Wilson, Koffi Wima, Samuel F. Hohmann, Emily F. Midura, E. Steve Woodle, Daniel E. Abbott, Ashish Singhal and Shimul A. Shah

      Accepted manuscript online: 11 JUL 2014 02:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23956

  20. Letters to the Editor

    1. Is There an Ideal Cutoff for Alpha-fetoprotein as an Exclusion Criterion for Liver Transplantation?

      Luciana dos Santos Schraiber, Angelo Mattos, Maria Zanotelli and Guido Cantisani

      Accepted manuscript online: 11 JUL 2014 02:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23954

  21. Original Articles

    1. Reframing the impact of combined heart-liver allocation on liver transplant waitlist candidates

      David S. Goldberg, Peter P. Reese, Sandra Amaral and Peter L. Abt

      Accepted manuscript online: 11 JUL 2014 02:15AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23957

    2. Acute liver allograft antibody-mediated rejection: an inter-institutional study of significant histopathological features

      Jacqueline G. O’Leary, S. Michelle Shiller, Christopher Bellamy, Michael A. Nalesnik, Hugo Kaneku, Linda W. Jennings, Kumiko Isse, Paul I. Terasaki, Göran B. Klintmalm and Anthony J. Demetris

      Accepted manuscript online: 6 JUL 2014 09:01PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23948

    3. Weight gain after orthotopic liver transplantation: Is NAFLD Cirrhosis a risk factor for greater weight gain?

      Jasmine Kouz, Catherine Vincent, Aaron Leong, Marc Dorais and Agnès Räkel

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 JUL 2014 11:45AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23951

    4. Ketanserin, a serotonin 2A receptor antagonist, alleviates ischemia-related biliary fibrosis following DCD liver transplantation in rats

      Liping Chen, Geng Chen, Yibin Guo, Lei Liu, Li Xiao, Wenmei Fan, Bingyi Shi and Yeyong Qian

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 JUL 2014 11:45AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23947

    5. Acute and chronic post-surgical pain after live liver donation: Incidence and predictors

      Susan Holtzman, Hance A. Clarke, Stuart A. McCluskey, Kara Turcotte, David Grant and Joel Katz

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 JUL 2014 11:31AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23949

    6. High early cardiovascular mortality following liver transplantation

      Lisa B. VanWagner, Brittany Lapin, Josh Levitsky, John T. Wilkins, Michael M. Abecassis, Anton I. Skaro and Donald M. Lloyd-Jones

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 JUL 2014 11:20AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23950

  22. Letters to the Editor

    1. Delineating definitions and risk factors for metabolic syndrome after pediatric liver transplant

      Emily Rothbaum Perito and Philip Rosenthal

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 JUL 2014 11:19AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23946

  23. Original Articles

    1. Hepatic artery and biliary complications in liver transplant recipients receiving pre-transplant transarterial chemoembolization

      Aparna Goel, Neil Mehta, Jennifer Guy, Nicholas Fidelman, Francis Yao, John Roberts and Norah Terrault

      Accepted manuscript online: 5 JUL 2014 11:01AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23945

    2. Frontal electroencephalogram variables are associated with outcome and stage of hepatic encephalopathy in acute liver failure

      Juhani Stewart, Mika Särkelä, Anna-Maria Koivusalo, Johanna Wennervirta, Tapani Salmi, Helena Isoniemi, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Hanna Viertiö-Oja, Petteri Lapinlampi, Leena Lindgren, Ulla-Stina Salminen and Anne Vakkuri

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 JUN 2014 10:21PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23944

    3. Impact of Broader Sharing on Transport Time for Deceased Donor Livers

      Sommer E Gentry, Eric KH Chow, Corey E Wickliffe, Allan B Massie, Tabitha Leighton and Dorry L Segev

      Accepted manuscript online: 27 JUN 2014 04:29AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23942

    4. Frequent incidence of escape mutants after successful hepatitis B vaccine response and stopping nucleos(t)ide analogues in liver-transplant recipients

      Masatoshi Ishigami, Takashi Honda, Yoji Ishizu, Yasuharu Onishi, Hideya Kamei, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Yasuhiro Ogura, Yoshiki Hirooka and Hidemi Goto

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUN 2014 02:20AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23935

  24. Letters from the Frontline

    1. Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation as rescue therapy for liver transplantation candidates with aortic valve stenosis

      Odilson Marcos Silvestre, Fernando Bacal, Danusa Souza Ramos, Flavio Tarasoutchi, Tarso D. Acorsi, Fábio Fernandes, Pedro A. Lemos, Flair José Carrilho, Luiz A. C. D'Albuquerque and Alberto Queiroz Farias

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUN 2014 02:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23941

  25. Original Articles

    1. Laparoscopic assisted versus conventional (open) donor hepatectomy for live donors: When you know better, you do better

      Kausar Makki, Vishal Kumar Chorasiya, Gaurav Sood, Piyush Kumar Srivastava, Puneet Dargan and Vivek Vij

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUN 2014 02:03AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23940

  26. Letters from the Frontline

    1. Direct intranodal lymphangiography for recurrent chylous ascites following liver/kidney transplantation

      Aaron M. Williams, Thomas M. Seay, Jonathan C. Hundley and Roberto Gedaly

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUN 2014 02:03AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23939

  27. Original Articles

    1. Restricting liver transplant recipients to younger donors does not increase wait-list time or drop-out rate: The hepatitis C experience

      Jennifer A. Flemming, Parsia A. Vagefi, Chris E. Freise, Francis Y. Yao and Norah A. Terrault

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUN 2014 02:03AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23937


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