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. Editorial

    1. The right posterior sector graft in living donor liver transplantation: Revisited

      Chao-Long Chen

      Accepted manuscript online: 1 AUG 2014 11:13AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23967

  2. 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

  3. 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

    2. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Editorial

    1. To Whom Goes the Kidney?

      Jayme E. Locke

      Accepted manuscript online: 11 JUL 2014 02:23AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23953

  11. Letters to the Editor

    1. Reply to the letter

      Kaoru Tsuchiya, Yasuhiro Asahina, Masayuki Kurosaki, Nobuyuki Enomoto and Namiki Izumi

      Accepted manuscript online: 11 JUL 2014 02:21AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23955

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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. Recurrent or de novo non-alcoholic fatty liver disease after liver transplantation: Natural history based on liver biopsy analysis

      Mélanie Vallin, Olivier Guillaud, Olivier Boillot, Valérie Hervieu, Jean-Yves Scoazec and Jérôme Dumortier

      Accepted manuscript online: 25 JUN 2014 02:25AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23936

    5. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

    2. Analysis of factors associated with portal vein thrombosis in pediatric living donor liver transplant recipients

      Joao Seda Neto, Eduardo A. Fonseca, Flávia H. Feier, Renata Pugliese, Helry L. Candido, Marcel R. Benavides, Gilda Porta, Irene K. Miura, Vera B. Danesi, Teresa Guimaraes, Adriana Porta, Cristian Borges, Andre Godoy, Mario Kondo and Paulo Chapchap

      Accepted manuscript online: 20 JUN 2014 11:07AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23934

    3. The medication level variability index (MLVI) predicts rejection, possibly due to nonadherence, in adult liver transplant recipients

      Christina Supelana, Rachel Annunziato, Thomas Schiano, Ravinder Anand, Swapna Vaidya, Kelley Chuang, Yelena Zack, Sander Florman, Benjamin L. Shneider and Eyal Shemesh

      Accepted manuscript online: 13 JUN 2014 09:18AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23930

    4. Metabolic syndrome after pediatric liver transplantation

      S Kosola, H Lampela, H Mäkisalo, J Lohi, J Arola, H Jalanko and MP Pakarinen

      Accepted manuscript online: 13 JUN 2014 03:31AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23931

  19. Letters from the Frontline

    1. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory hypoxemia after liver transplantation in severe hepatopulmonary syndrome: A solution with pitfalls

      Georg Auzinger, Christopher Willars, Robert Loveridge, Thomas Best, Andre Vercueil, Andreas Prachalias, Michael A. Heneghan and Julia Wendon

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JUN 2014 01:28PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23926

  20. Original Articles

    1. Stage of cirrhosis predicts risk of liver related death in low MELD patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplant

      Joel Wedd, Kiran M. Bambha, Matt Stotts, Heather Laskey, Jordi Colmenero, Jane Gralla and Scott W. Biggins

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JUN 2014 01:15PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23929

  21. Letters to the Editor

    1. Prognostic prediction and identification of candidates to salvage liver transplantation in patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma

      Edoardo G. Giannini, Alessandro Cucchetti and Alessandro Vitale

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JUN 2014 01:15PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23927

  22. Original Articles

    1. Transfemoral liver biopsy using a Quick-core biopsy needle system in living donor liver transplantation recipients

      FenQiang Li, Gi-Young Ko, Kyu-Bo Sung, Dong-Il Gwon, Heung Kyu Ko, JongWoo Kim and Eunsil Yu

      Accepted manuscript online: 10 JUN 2014 01:14PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23928

    2. Pharmacodynamic monitoring of immunosuppressive effects indicates reduced cyclosporine activity during telaprevir therapy

      Katja Roos, Daniel Gotthardt, Thomas Giese, Paul Schnitzler, Wolfgang Stremmel, David Czock and Christoph Eisenbach

      Accepted manuscript online: 3 JUN 2014 03:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23925

    3. Selection of Right Posterior Sector Graft for Living Donor Liver Transplantation

      Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Toru Ikegami, Koichi Kimura, Hideaki Uchiyama, Tetsuo Ikeda, Ken Shirabe and Yoshihiko Maehara

      Accepted manuscript online: 3 JUN 2014 03:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23924

    4. Clinical Applicability of Rapid Thrombelastography and Functional Fibrinogen Thrombelastography in Adult Liver Transplantation

      Shu Yang Lu, Kenichi A. Tanaka, Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, Raymond M. Planinsic and Tetsuro Sakai

      Accepted manuscript online: 30 MAY 2014 04:58AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23923

    5. Growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor 1 dynamics in adult living donor liver transplantation

      Maximilian Jara, Antje Schulz, Maciej Malinowski, Gero Puhl, Johan Friso Lock, Daniel Seehofer, Peter Neuhaus and Martin Stockmann

      Accepted manuscript online: 30 MAY 2014 04:13AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23922

    6. Shared Decision Making in Transplantation: How Patients See Their Role in The Decision Process of Accepting a Donor Liver

      Sanna op den Dries, Coby Annema, Aad P. van den Berg, Adelita V. Ranchor and Robert J. Porte

      Accepted manuscript online: 24 MAY 2014 01:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23921

    7. Time of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver resection and alpha-fetoprotein are important prognostic factors in salvage liver transplant

      Sanghoon Lee, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Jong Man Kim, Jae-Won Joh, Seung Woon Paik, Bong-Wan Kim, Hee-Jung Wang, Kwang-Woong Lee, Kyung-Suk Suh and Suk-Koo Lee

      Accepted manuscript online: 23 MAY 2014 12:13PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23919

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      Hepatocytes buried in the cirrhotic livers of patients with biliary atresia proliferate and function in the livers of uPA-NOG mice

      Hiroshi Suemizu, Kazuaki Nakamura, Kenji Kawai, Yuichiro Higuchi, Mureo Kasahara, Junichiro Fujimoto, Akito Tanoue and Masato Nakamura

      Accepted manuscript online: 18 MAY 2014 10:21PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23916

    9. Waiting time predicts survival after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: A cohort study in the unos registry

      Barry Schlansky, Yiyi Chen, David L. Scott, Donald Austin and Willscott E. Naugler

      Accepted manuscript online: 18 MAY 2014 10:19PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23917

  23. Letter from the Frontline

    1. Three liver transplants after a single cadaveric procurement. Split plus “domino” liver transplant, an infrequent but valid alternative to maximize transplant sharing and applicability. Report of the first Latin-America's case

      G Gondolesi, P Barros Schelotto, E Halac, P Romeo, M Dip, G Cervio, D Ramisch, F Klein, S Niveyro, G Orce, S Yantorno, C Descalzi and O Imventarza

      Accepted manuscript online: 17 MAY 2014 04:15AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23914

  24. Special Article

    1. Outcomes of patients with cytomegalovirus viremia at the time of liver transplantation

      Jackrapong Bruminhent and Raymund R. Razonable

      Accepted manuscript online: 17 MAY 2014 04:12AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23915

  25. Review Articles

    1. Sorafenib use in the transplant setting

      Giulia Castelli, Patrizia Burra, Anna Giacomin, Alessandro Vitale, Marco Senzolo, Umberto Cillo and Fabio Farinati

      Accepted manuscript online: 9 MAY 2014 03:32AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23911

  26. Original Articles

    1. Impaired functional capacity in potential liver transplant candidates predicts short-term mortality before transplantation

      Dr Maggie M.G. Ow, Dr Paul Erasmus, Dr Gary Minto, Dr Richard Struthers, Dr Moby Joseph, Dr Aileen Smith, Dr Usama M. Warshow, Professor Matthew E. Cramp and Dr Tim J.S. Cross

      Accepted manuscript online: 8 MAY 2014 04:31AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23907

    2. Comparative Effectiveness of Liver Transplant Strategies for End-Stage Liver Disease Patients on Renal Replacement Therapy

      Yaojen Chang, Lorenzo Gallon, Colleen Jay, Kirti Shetty, Bing Ho, Josh Levitsky, Talia Baker, Daniela Ladner, John Friedewald, Michael Abecassis, Gordon Hazen and Anton I. Skaro

      Accepted manuscript online: 29 APR 2014 01:57AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/lt.23899


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