Master of Science (MS)
Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
Shaheed Merani, MD, PhD
Kurt Fisher, MD, PhD
Alan Langnas, DO
Transplant Surgery, Intestinal Transplant, Liver Transplant, Venovenous Bypass, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Locoregional Therapy
This thesis is a collection of three independent projects related to transplantation surgery. In summary, project I involves an assessment of long-term quality of life outcomes of intestinal transplantation in pediatric patients who are now in adulthood, with comparison to other solid organ transplant patients. Health related quality of life surveys were completed in 14 adult patients who underwent intestine, liver, or kidney transplants as children. Project II evaluates pre-surgical characteristics of patients undergoing liver transplant to assess predictive factors for the need of venovenous bypass utilization intraoperatively by assessing trends at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 95 patients from 2001 to 20019. Project III is an appraisal of hepatocellular carcinoma characteristics in patients who undergo locoregional therapy prior to liver transplant and assessment of the concordance of response as determined by both radiologic and pathologic evaluations involving 30 liver transplants from the period of 2016 to 2019 occurring at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for an indication including hepatocellular carcinoma. Detailed individual abstracts for each of the three projects are included in the following pages of this thesis.
Hargrove, Amy J., "A Collection of Research in Transplantation Surgery: The Importance of Assessing Outcomes in a Field Dependent on the Availability of Limited Resources" (2021). Theses & Dissertations. 576.
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