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Busuttil Ronald

TitleProfessor and Chair
InstitutionUniversity of California Los Angeles
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUCLA Surg-Chm Ofc
BOX 957430
757 Westwood Plaza Suite 8236
Los Angeles CA 90095
Phone(310) 825-5318
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    ADLDT: An Opportunity to Expand the National Donor Pool
    NIH/NIDDK U01DK062496Sep 17, 2002 - Jan 31, 2011
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Saab S, Barnard A, Challita Y, Adeniyi A, Aziz A, Choi G, Durazo FA, El-Kabany MM, Han SB, Busuttil R. Impact of Sustained Viral Response With Direct-Acting Agents on Glycemic Control and Renal Function in Hepatitis C Liver Transplant Recipients. Exp Clin Transplant. 2018 Aug; 16(4):419-424. PMID: 30060729.
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    2. Kageyama S, Hirao H, Nakamura K, Ke B, Zhang M, Ito T, Aziz A, Oncel D, Kaldas FM, Busuttil R, Sosa RA, Reed EF, Araujo JA, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Recipient HO-1 Inducibility is Essential for Post-Transplant Hepatic HO-1 Expression and Graft Protection: From Bench-to-Bedside. Am J Transplant. 2018 Jul 30. PMID: 30059195.
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    3. Halazun KJ, Tabrizian P, Najjar M, Florman S, Schwartz M, Michelassi F, Samstein B, Brown RS, Emond JC, Busuttil R, Agopian VG. Is it Time to Abandon the Milan Criteria?: Results of a Bicoastal US Collaboration to Redefine Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Transplantation Selection Policies. Ann Surg. 2018 Jul 24. PMID: 30048307.
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    4. Reardon LC, DePasquale EC, Tarabay J, Cruz D, Laks H, Biniwale RM, Busuttil R, Kaldas FM, Saab S, Venick RS, Lin JP, Nsair A, Deng MC, Ardehali A, Caderias M, Iygengar A, Aboulhosn JA. Heart and heart-liver transplantation in adults with failing Fontan physiology. Clin Transplant. 2018 Jun 26; e13329. PMID: 29947122.
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    5. Phan J, Ng V, Sheinbaum A, French S, Choi G, El Kabany M, Durazo F, Saab S, Tong M, Busuttil R, Han SH. Hyperlipidemia and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Predispose to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Development Without Cirrhosis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 16. PMID: 29912756.
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    6. Lee EW, Saab S, Kaldas F, Fletcher S, Busuttil R, Durazo F, McWilliams JP, DiNorcia J, Padia SA, Kee ST. Coil-Assisted Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (CARTO): An Alternative Treatment Option for Refractory Hepatic Encephalopathy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 14. PMID: 29899437.
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    7. Wozniak LJ, Mauer TL, Venick RS, Said JW, Kao RL, Kempert P, Marcus EA, Hwang V, Cheng EY, Busuttil R, McDiarmid SV, Farmer DG. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of PTLD following intestinal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2018 Jun 11; e13313. PMID: 29888807.
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    8. Duarte S, Matian P, Ma S, Busuttil R, Coito AJ. Adeno-Associated Virus-Mediated Gene Transfer of Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-1 Impairs Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation and Ameliorates Hepatic Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury. Am J Pathol. 2018 Jun 02. PMID: 29870740.
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    9. Lagman C, Nagasawa DT, Azzam D, Sheppard JP, Chen CHJ, Ong V, Nguyen T, Prashant GN, Niu T, Tucker AM, Kim W, Kaldas FM, Pouratian N, Busuttil R, Yang I. Survival Outcomes After Intracranial Hemorrhage in Liver Disease. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 May 15. PMID: 29767779.
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    10. Busuttil R. Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD: William P. Longmire, Jr, Chair of Surgery, Chief of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation, Director, UCLA-Dumont Transplant & Liver Cancer Center. Transplantation. 2018 May; 102(5):713-715. PMID: 29702537.
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    11. Court CM, Hou S, Winograd P, Segel NH, Li QW, Zhu Y, Sadeghi S, Finn RS, Ganapathy E, Song M, French SW, Naini BV, Sho S, Kaldas FM, Busuttil R, Tomlinson JS, Tseng HR, Agopian VG. A Novel Multimarker Assay for the Phenotypic Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2018 Apr 06. PMID: 29624843.
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    12. Lunsford KE, Court C, Lee YS, Lu DS, Naini BV, Harlander-Locke MP, Busuttil R, Agopian VG. Propensity Matched Analysis of Patients with Mixed Hepatocellular-Cholangiocarcinoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29573187.
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    13. Kageyama S, Nakamura K, Ke B, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Serelaxin induces Notch1 signaling and alleviates hepatocellular damage in orthotopic liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2018 Feb 21. PMID: 29464890.
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    14. Lagman C, Nagasawa DT, Sheppard JP, Jacky Chen CH, Nguyen T, Prashant GN, Niu T, Tucker AM, Kim W, Pouratian N, Kaldas FM, Busuttil R, Yang I. End-Stage Liver Disease in Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage Is Associated with Increased Mortality: A Cohort Study. World Neurosurg. 2018 May; 113:e320-e327. PMID: 29452322.
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    15. Zhou H, Wang H, Ni M, Yue S, Xia Y, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Lu L, Wang X, Zhai Y. Glycogen synthase kinase 3ß promotes liver innate immune activation by restraining AMP-activated protein kinase activation. J Hepatol. 2018 Feb 13. PMID: 29452207.
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    16. Venick RS, Farmer DG, Soto JR, Vargas J, Yersiz H, Kaldas FM, Agopian VG, Hiatt JR, McDiarmid SV, Busuttil R. One Thousand Pediatric Liver Transplants During Thirty Years: Lessons Learned. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Apr; 226(4):355-366. PMID: 29410290.
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    17. Guerra MR, Naini BV, Scapa JV, Reed EF, Busuttil R, Cheng EY, Farmer DG, Vargas JH, Venick RS, McDiarmid SV, Wozniak LJ. Obliterative portal venopathy: A histopathologic finding associated with chronic antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric liver allografts. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 Mar; 22(2). PMID: 29363222.
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    18. Lu L, Yue S, Jiang L, Li C, Zhu Q, Ke M, Lu H, Wang X, Busuttil R, Ying QL, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Ke B. Myeloid Notch1 deficiency activates the RhoA/ROCK pathway and aggravates hepatocellular damage in mouse ischemic livers. Hepatology. 2018 Mar; 67(3):1041-1055. PMID: 29024000.
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    19. Kageyama S, Nakamura K, Fujii T, Ke B, Sosa RA, Reed EF, Datta N, Zarrinpar A, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Recombinant relaxin protects liver transplants from ischemia damage by hepatocyte glucocorticoid receptor: From bench-to-bedside. Hepatology. 2018 Jan 19. PMID: 29350771.
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    20. Agopian VG, Harlander-Locke MP, Markovic D, Dumronggittigule W, Xia V, Kaldas FM, Zarrinpar A, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Evaluation of Early Allograft Function Using the Liver Graft Assessment Following Transplantation Risk Score Model. JAMA Surg. 2017 Dec 20. PMID: 29261831.
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    21. Nakamura K, Kageyama S, Yue S, Huang J, Fujii T, Ke B, Sosa RA, Reed EF, Datta N, Zarrinpar A, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Heme oxygenase-1 regulates sirtuin-1-autophagy pathway in liver transplantation: From mouse to human. Am J Transplant. 2018 May; 18(5):1110-1121. PMID: 29136322.
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    22. Linecker M, Krones T, Berg T, Niemann CU, Steadman RH, Dutkowski P, Clavien PA, Busuttil R, Truog RD, Petrowsky H. Potentially inappropriate liver transplantation in the era of the "sickest first" policy - A search for the upper limits. J Hepatol. 2017 Nov 11. PMID: 29133246.
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    23. Lening C, Agopian VG, Busuttil R, Liebeskind DS. Incidence, Etiology, and Outcomes of Altered Mental Status in the Perioperative Setting of Liver Transplantation. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Jul; 8(3):124-128. PMID: 29977442.
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    24. Sun K, Hong F, Wang Y, Agopian VG, Yan M, Busuttil R, Steadman RH, Xia VW. Venovenous Bypass Is Associated With a Lower Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury After Liver Transplantation in Patients With Compromised Pretransplant Renal Function. Anesth Analg. 2017 11; 125(5):1463-1470. PMID: 28742776.
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    25. Agopian VG, Chapman WC, Busuttil R. Response: "Which is the True Role of Bridging Therapies for HCC Patients Waiting for Liver Transplantation?" Ann Surg. 2017 Oct 23. PMID: 29064906.
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    26. Russell TA, Angarita SAK, Showen A, Agopian V, Busuttil R, Kaldas FM. Optimizing the Management of Abnormal Liver Function Tests after Orthotopic Liver Transplant: A Systems-Based Analysis of Health Care Utilization. Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1152-1156. PMID: 29391114.
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    27. Nakamura K, Kageyama S, Ke B, Fujii T, Sosa RA, Reed EF, Datta N, Zarrinpar A, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Sirtuin 1 attenuates inflammation and hepatocellular damage in liver transplant ischemia/Reperfusion: From mouse to human. Liver Transpl. 2017 Oct; 23(10):1282-1293. PMID: 28719070.
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    28. Agopian VG, Harlander-Locke MP, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Senguttuvan S, Florman SS, Haydel B, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Lee DD, Taner CB, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Abdelmessih R, Tevar AD, Humar A, Aucejo F, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Nydam TL, Mobley C, Ghobrial RM, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Sudan DL, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Rana A, Kueht ML, Jones CM, Fishbein TM, Busuttil R. Impact of Pretransplant Bridging Locoregional Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within Milan Criteria Undergoing Liver Transplantation: Analysis of 3601 Patients From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Ann Surg. 2017 09; 266(3):525-535. PMID: 28654545.
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    29. Court CM, Harlander-Locke MP, Markovic D, French SW, Naini BV, Lu DS, Raman SS, Kaldas FM, Zarrinpar A, Farmer DG, Finn RS, Sadeghi S, Tomlinson JS, Busuttil R, Agopian VG. Determination of hepatocellular carcinoma grade by needle biopsy is unreliable for liver transplant candidate selection. Liver Transpl. 2017 Sep; 23(9):1123-1132. PMID: 28688158.
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    30. Nakamura K, Zhang M, Kageyama S, Ke B, Fujii T, Sosa RA, Reed EF, Datta N, Zarrinpar A, Busuttil R, Araujo JA, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Macrophage heme oxygenase-1-SIRT1-p53 axis regulates sterile inflammation in liver ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Hepatol. 2017 Dec; 67(6):1232-1242. PMID: 28842295.
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    31. Gomes AS, Monteleone PA, Sayre JW, Finn RS, Sadeghi S, Tong MJ, Britten CD, Busuttil R. Comparison of Triple-Drug Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) With Single-Drug TACE Using Doxorubicin-Eluting Beads: Long-Term Survival in 313 Patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Oct; 209(4):722-732. PMID: 28705059.
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    32. Bodzin AS, Lunsford KE, Markovic D, Harlander-Locke MP, Busuttil R, Agopian VG. Predicting Mortality in Patients Developing Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Liver Transplantation: Impact of Treatment Modality and Recurrence Characteristics. Ann Surg. 2017 07; 266(1):118-125. PMID: 27433914.
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    33. Russell TA, Park S, Agopian VG, Zarrinpar A, Farmer DG, O'Neill S, Korayem I, Ebaid S, Gornbein J, Busuttil R, Kaldas FM. Peritransplant pancreatitis: A marker of high mortality and graft failure in liver transplant patients. Liver Transpl. 2017 07; 23(7):925-932. PMID: 28294516.
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    34. Friend BD, Venick RS, McDiarmid SV, Zhou X, Naini B, Wang H, Farmer DG, Busuttil R, Federman N. Fatal orthotopic liver transplant organ rejection induced by a checkpoint inhibitor in two patients with refractory, metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Dec; 64(12). PMID: 28643391.
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    35. Zhu Q, Li C, Wang K, Yue S, Jiang L, Ke M, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Zhang F, Lu L, Ke B. Phosphatase and tensin homolog-ß-catenin signaling modulates regulatory T cells and inflammatory responses in mouse liver ischemia/reperfusion injury. Liver Transpl. 2017 06; 23(6):813-825. PMID: 28152578.
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    36. Aby E, Jimenez MA, Grotts JF, Agopian V, French SW, Busuttil R, Saab S. Diminishing Use of Liver Biopsy among Liver Transplant Recipients for Hepatitis C. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2017 Sep 28; 5(3):197-202. PMID: 28936400.
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    37. Saab S, Rheem J, Jimenez MA, Fong TM, Mai MH, Kachadoorian CA, Esmailzadeh NL, Bau SN, Kang S, Ramirez SD, Grotts J, Choi G, Durazo FA, El-Kabany MM, Han SB, Busuttil R. Effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir with/without Ribavarin in Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2017 Jun 28; 5(2):101-108. PMID: 28660147.
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    38. Lunsford KE, Bodzin AS, Markovic D, Zarrinpar A, Kaldas FM, Gritsch HA, Xia V, Farmer DG, Danovitch GM, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R, Agopian VG. Avoiding Futility in Simultaneous Liver-kidney Transplantation: Analysis of 331 Consecutive Patients Listed for Dual Organ Replacement. Ann Surg. 2017 05; 265(5):1016-1024. PMID: 27232249.
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    39. Lee MW, Raman SS, Asvadi NH, Siripongsakun S, Hicks RM, Chen J, Worakitsitisatorn A, McWilliams J, Tong MJ, Finn RS, Agopian VG, Busuttil R, Lu DSK. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma as bridge therapy to liver transplantation: A 10-year intention-to-treat analysis. Hepatology. 2017 06; 65(6):1979-1990. PMID: 28170115.
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    40. Cheng EY, Everly MJ, Kaneku H, Banuelos N, Wozniak LJ, Venick RS, Marcus EA, McDiarmid SV, Busuttil R, Terasaki PI, Farmer DG. Prevalence and Clinical Impact of Donor-Specific Alloantibody Among Intestinal Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2017 04; 101(4):873-882. PMID: 27490417.
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    41. Yue S, Zhou H, Wang X, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Zhai Y. Prolonged Ischemia Triggers Necrotic Depletion of Tissue-Resident Macrophages To Facilitate Inflammatory Immune Activation in Liver Ischemia Reperfusion Injury. J Immunol. 2017 05 01; 198(9):3588-3595. PMID: 28289160.
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    42. Saab S, A Jimenez M, N Bau S, Choi G, Durazo FA, M El-Kabany M, Han SB, Busuttil R. Use of Sofosbuvir-Based Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Liver Transplant Recipients on Hemodialysis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb; 51(2):167-173. PMID: 27548734.
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    43. Palumbo T, Nakamura K, Lassman C, Kidani Y, Bensinger SJ, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Zarrinpar A. Bruton Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition Attenuates Liver Damage in a Mouse Warm Ischemia and Reperfusion Model. Transplantation. 2017 02; 101(2):322-331. PMID: 27820779.
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    44. Busuttil R, DuBray BJ. Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Hepatitis. Ann Surg. 2017 01; 265(1):30-31. PMID: 27611611.
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    45. Agopian VG, Harlander-Locke MP, Markovic D, Zarrinpar A, Kaldas FM, Cheng EY, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Evaluation of Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinomas That Do Not Produce a-Fetoprotein. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jan 01; 152(1):55-64. PMID: 27706479.
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    46. Sosa RA, Zarrinpar A, Rossetti M, Lassman CR, Naini BV, Datta N, Rao P, Harre N, Zheng Y, Spreafico R, Hoffmann A, Busuttil R, Gjertson DW, Zhai Y, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Reed EF. Early cytokine signatures of ischemia/reperfusion injury in human orthotopic liver transplantation. JCI Insight. 2016 Dec 08; 1(20):e89679. PMID: 27942590.
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    47. Lunsford KE, Bodzin AS, Reino DC, Wang HL, Busuttil R. Dangerous dietary supplements: Garcinia cambogia-associated hepatic failure requiring transplantation. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Dec 07; 22(45):10071-10076. PMID: 28018115.
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    48. Lu L, Zhou H, Ni M, Wang X, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Zhai Y. Innate Immune Regulations and Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Transplantation. 2016 Dec; 100(12):2601-2610. PMID: 27861288.
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    49. Sandler KA, Veruttipong D, Agopian VG, Finn RS, Hong JC, Kaldas FM, Sadeghi S, Busuttil R, Lee P. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for locally advanced extrahepatic and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2016 Oct-Dec; 1(4):237-243. PMID: 28740893.
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    50. Huang S, Apinyachon W, Agopian VG, Wray CL, Busuttil R, Steadman RH, Xia VW. Myocardial injury in patients with hemodynamic derangements during and/or after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2016 12; 30(12):1552-1557. PMID: 27653509.
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    51. Wozniak LJ, Naini BV, Hickey MJ, Bhattacharyya S, Reed EF, Busuttil R, Farmer DG, Vargas JH, Venick RS, McDiarmid SV. Acute antibody-mediated rejection in ABO-compatible pediatric liver transplant recipients: case series and review of the literature. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Feb; 21(1). PMID: 27597379.
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    52. Yue S, Zhu J, Zhang M, Li C, Zhou X, Zhou M, Ke M, Busuttil R, Ying QL, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Xia Q, Ke B. The myeloid heat shock transcription factor 1/ß-catenin axis regulates NLR family, pyrin domain-containing 3 inflammasome activation in mouse liver ischemia/reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2016 11; 64(5):1683-1698. PMID: 27474884.
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    53. Lee EW, Kuei A, Saab S, Busuttil R, Durazo F, Han SH, El-Kabany MM, McWilliams JP, Kee ST. Nationwide trends and predictors of inpatient mortality in 83884 transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jul 07; 22(25):5780-9. PMID: 27433091; PMCID: PMC4932213.
    54. Kuei A, Lee EW, Saab S, Busuttil R, Durazo F, Han SH, ElKabany M, McWilliams JP, Kee ST. Inpatient Cost Assessment of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt in the USA from 2001 to 2012. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 10; 61(10):2838-2846. PMID: 27349987.
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    55. Lee EW, So N, Chapman R, McWilliams JP, Loh CT, Busuttil R, Kee ST. Usefulness of intra-procedural cone-beam computed tomography in modified balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastric varices. World J Radiol. 2016 Apr 28; 8(4):390-6. PMID: 27158425; PMCID: PMC4840196.
    56. Zarrinpar A, Lee DK, Silva A, Datta N, Kee T, Eriksen C, Weigle K, Agopian V, Kaldas F, Farmer D, Wang SE, Busuttil R, Ho CM, Ho D. Individualizing liver transplant immunosuppression using a phenotypic personalized medicine platform. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Apr 06; 8(333):333ra49. PMID: 27053773.
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    57. Saab S, Rheem J, Jimenez M, Bau S, Choi G, Durazo F, El Kabany M, Han S, Farid A, Jamal N, Grotts J, Elashoff D, Busuttil R. Curing Hepatitis C in Liver Transplant Recipients Is Associated with Changes in Immunosuppressant Use. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2016 Mar 28; 4(1):32-8. PMID: 27047770; PMCID: PMC4807141.
    58. Zarrinpar A, Dutson EP, Mobley C, Busuttil R, Lewis CE, Tillou A, Cheaito A, Hines OJ, Agopian VG, Hiyama DT. Intraoperative Laparoscopic Near-Infrared Fluorescence Cholangiography to Facilitate Anatomical Identification: When to Give Indocyanine Green and How Much. Surg Innov. 2016 Aug; 23(4):360-5. PMID: 26964557.
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    59. Zhou H, Zhu J, Yue S, Lu L, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Wang X, Zhai Y. The Dichotomy of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response in Liver Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Transplantation. 2016 Feb; 100(2):365-72. PMID: 26683513; PMCID: PMC4731254 [Available on 02/01/17].
    60. Saab S, Zhou K, Chang EK, Busuttil R. De novo Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Liver Transplantation. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2015 Dec 28; 3(4):284-7. PMID: 26807385; PMCID: PMC4721897.
    61. Cheng EY, Saab S, Holt CD, Busuttil R. Paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir and dasabuvir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2015; 16(18):2835-48. PMID: 26646975.
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    62. Petrowsky H, Busuttil R. Reply to Letter: "When the Patient Is Sicker Than His Liver". Ann Surg. 2015 Dec; 262(6):e93-4. PMID: 26559781.
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    63. Singh N, Winston DJ, Limaye AP, Pelletier S, Safdar N, Morris MI, Meneses K, Busuttil R, Wagener MM, Wheat LJ. Performance Characteristics of Galactomannan and ß-d-Glucan in High-Risk Liver Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2015 Dec; 99(12):2543-50. PMID: 26050015.
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    64. Cheng EY, Busuttil R. Liver Transplantation for Pediatric Hepatoblastoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Out of the Unknown. JAMA Surg. 2015 Dec; 150(12):1158-9. PMID: 26309117.
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    65. Zarrinpar A, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation: Evading antigens-ABO-incompatible liver transplantation. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Dec; 12(12):676-8. PMID: 26577350.
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    66. DiNorcia J, Lee MK, Harlander-Locke MP, Xia V, Kaldas FM, Zarrinpar A, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R, Agopian VG. Damage Control as a Strategy to Manage Postreperfusion Hemodynamic Instability and Coagulopathy in Liver Transplant. JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(11):1066-72. PMID: 26308380.
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    67. Zhao W, Ge X, Sun K, Agopian VG, Wang Y, Yan M, Busuttil R, Steadman RH, Xia VW. Acute respiratory distress syndrome after orthotopic liver transplantation. J Crit Care. 2016 Feb; 31(1):163-7. PMID: 26601754.
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    68. Faltermeier C, Busuttil R, Zarrinpar A. A Surgical Perspective on Targeted Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Diseases. 2015 Sep 29; 3(4):221-252. PMID: 28943622.
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    69. Reino DC, Weigle KE, Dutson EP, Bodzin AS, Lunsford KE, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation and sleeve gastrectomy in the medically complicated obese: New challenges on the horizon. World J Hepatol. 2015 Sep 28; 7(21):2315-8. PMID: 26413219; PMCID: PMC4577637.
    70. Kato H, Duarte S, Liu D, Busuttil R, Coito AJ. Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) Gene Deletion Enhances MMP-9 Activity, Impairs PARP-1 Degradation, and Exacerbates Hepatic Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury in Mice. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0137642. PMID: 26355684; PMCID: PMC4565667.
    71. Agopian VG, Morshedi MM, McWilliams J, Harlander-Locke MP, Markovic D, Zarrinpar A, Kaldas FM, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Complete pathologic response to pretransplant locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma defines cancer cure after liver transplantation: analysis of 501 consecutively treated patients. Ann Surg. 2015 Sep; 262(3):536-45; discussion 543-5. PMID: 26258323.
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    72. Saab S, Jimenez M, Bau S, Goo T, Zhao D, Durazo F, Han S, El Kabany M, Kaldas F, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. Treating fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C with sofosbuvir and ribavirin: a matched analysis. Clin Transplant. 2015 Sep; 29(9):813-9. PMID: 26147216.
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    73. Winston DJ, Busuttil R, Singh N. Antifungal Prophylaxis in Liver Transplant Recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 15; 61(8):1349-50. PMID: 26261207.
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    74. Wozniak LJ, Hickey MJ, Venick RS, Vargas JH, Farmer DG, Busuttil R, McDiarmid SV, Reed EF. Donor-specific HLA Antibodies Are Associated With Late Allograft Dysfunction After Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2015 Jul; 99(7):1416-22. PMID: 26038872.
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    75. Bodzin AS, Finn RS, Busuttil R. Adjuvant chemotherapy after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2015 Jun; 14(3):234-5. PMID: 26063022.
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    76. Bodzin AS, Busuttil R. Hepatocellular carcinoma: Advances in diagnosis, management, and long term outcome. World J Hepatol. 2015 May 28; 7(9):1157-67. PMID: 26019732; PMCID: PMC4438491.
    77. Saab S, Greenberg A, Li E, Bau SN, Durazo F, El-Kabany M, Han S, Busuttil R. Sofosbuvir and simeprevir is effective for recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant recipients. Liver Int. 2015 Nov; 35(11):2442-7. PMID: 25913321.
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    78. Zarrinpar A, Lee C, Noguchi E, Yersiz H, Agopian VG, Kaldas FM, Farmer DG, Busuttil R. A rapid, reproducible, noninvasive predictor of liver graft survival. J Surg Res. 2015 Jul; 197(1):183-90. PMID: 25940156; PMCID: PMC5025251.
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    81. Liu Y, Ji H, Zhang Y, Shen XD, Gao F, Nguyen TT, Shang X, Lee N, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Negative CD4?+?TIM-3 signaling confers resistance against cold preservation damage in mouse liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2015 Apr; 15(4):954-964. PMID: 25676534; PMCID: PMC4729306.
    82. Tai DS, Shen N, Szot GL, Posselt A, Feduska NJ, Habashy A, Clerkin B, Core E, Busuttil R, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Lipshutz GS. Autologous islet transplantation with remote islet isolation after pancreas resection for chronic pancreatitis. JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb; 150(2):118-24. PMID: 25494212.
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    84. Zhu J, Lu T, Yue S, Shen X, Gao F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Xia Q, Zhai Y. Rapamycin protection of livers from ischemia and reperfusion injury is dependent on both autophagy induction and mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2-Akt activation. Transplantation. 2015 Jan; 99(1):48-55. PMID: 25340604; PMCID: PMC4272660.
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    86. Park JK, Saab S, Kee ST, Busuttil R, Kim HJ, Durazo F, Cho SK, Lee EW. Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO) for Treatment of Gastric Varices: Review and Meta-Analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jun; 60(6):1543-53. PMID: 25519690.
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    89. Myo Bui CC, Worapot A, Xia W, Delgado L, Steadman RH, Busuttil R, Xia VW. Gastroesophageal and hemorrhagic complications associated with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in patients with model for end-stage liver disease score 25 or higher. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2015; 29(3):594-7. PMID: 25661642.
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    92. Huang J, Yue S, Ke B, Zhu J, Shen XD, Zhai Y, Yamamoto M, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 regulates toll-like receptor 4 innate responses in mouse liver ischemia-reperfusion injury through Akt-forkhead box protein O1 signaling network. Transplantation. 2014 Oct 15; 98(7):721-8. PMID: 25171655; PMCID: PMC4188703.
    93. Huang J, Shen XD, Yue S, Zhu J, Gao F, Zhai Y, Busuttil R, Ke B, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Adoptive transfer of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)-modified macrophages rescues the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) antiinflammatory phenotype in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury. Mol Med. 2014 Oct 14; 20:448-55. PMID: 25014792; PMCID: PMC4212016.
    94. Lee EW, Saab S, Gomes AS, Busuttil R, McWilliams J, Durazo F, Han SH, Goldstein L, Tafti BA, Moriarty J, Loh CT, Kee ST. Coil-Assisted Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (CARTO) for the Treatment of Portal Hypertensive Variceal Bleeding: Preliminary Results. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2014 Oct 02; 5:e61. PMID: 25273155; PMCID: PMC4218931.
    95. DiNorcia J, Lee MK, Harlander-Locke M, Zarrinpar A, Kaldas FM, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R, Agopian VG. Reoperative complications after primary orthotopic liver transplantation: a contemporary single-center experience in the post-model for end-stage liver disease era. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Nov; 219(5):993-1000. PMID: 25127506.
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    96. Pan X, Apinyachon W, Xia W, Hong JC, Busuttil R, Steadman RH, Xia VW. Perioperative complications in liver transplantation using donation after cardiac death grafts: a propensity-matched study. Liver Transpl. 2014 Jul; 20(7):823-30. PMID: 24711100.
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    99. Winston DJ, Vikram HR, Rabe IB, Dhillon G, Mulligan D, Hong JC, Busuttil R, Nowicki MJ, Mone T, Civen R, Tecle SA, Trivedi KK, Hocevar SN. Donor-derived West Nile virus infection in solid organ transplant recipients: report of four additional cases and review of clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic features. Transplantation. 2014 May 15; 97(9):881-9. PMID: 24827763.
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    100. Duarte S, Kato H, Kuriyama N, Suko K, Ishikawa TO, Busuttil R, Herschman HR, Coito AJ. Hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury in the absence of myeloid cell-derived COX-2 in mice. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96913. PMID: 24819536; PMCID: PMC4018446.
    101. Delmonico F, Chapman J, Fung J, Danovitch G, Levin A, Capron A, Busuttil R, O'Connell P. Open letter to Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China: China's fight against corruption in organ transplantation. Transplantation. 2014 Apr 27; 97(8):795-6. PMID: 24667765.
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    102. Yue S, Rao J, Zhu J, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Lu L, Wang X, Zhai Y. Myeloid PTEN deficiency protects livers from ischemia reperfusion injury by facilitating M2 macrophage differentiation. J Immunol. 2014 Jun 01; 192(11):5343-5353. PMID: 24771857; PMCID: PMC4033523.
    103. Saab S, Manne V, Bau S, Reynolds JA, Allen R, Goldstein L, Durazo F, El-Kabany M, Han S, Busuttil R. Boceprevir in liver transplant recipients. Liver Int. 2015 Jan; 35(1):192-7. PMID: 24673728.
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    104. Kato H, Kuriyama N, Duarte S, Clavien PA, Busuttil R, Coito AJ. MMP-9 deficiency shelters endothelial PECAM-1 expression and enhances regeneration of steatotic livers after ischemia and reperfusion injury. J Hepatol. 2014 May; 60(5):1032-9. PMID: 24412604; PMCID: PMC3995823.
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    106. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Hong J, Freise C, Brown RS, Cameron A, Ghobrial M, Kam I, Busuttil R, Saab S, Holt C, Emond JC, Stiles JB, Lukose T, Chang MS, Klintmalm G. Multicenter review of liver transplant for hepatitis B-related liver disease: disparities in gender and ethnicity. Clin Transplant. 2013 Nov-Dec; 27(6):829-37. PMID: 24033475.
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    108. Campsen J, Zimmerman M, Trotter J, Hong J, Freise C, Brown R, Cameron A, Ghobrial M, Kam I, Busuttil R, Saab S, Holt C, Emond J, Stiles J, Lukose T, Chang M, Klintmalm G. Liver transplantation for hepatitis B liver disease and concomitant hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States With hepatitis B immunoglobulin and nucleoside/nucleotide analogues. Liver Transpl. 2013 Sep; 19(9):1020-9. PMID: 23852663.
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    109. Plant AS, Busuttil R, Rana A, Nelson SD, Auerbach M, Federman NC. A single-institution retrospective cases series of childhood undifferentiated embryonal liver sarcoma (UELS): success of combined therapy and the use of orthotopic liver transplant. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Aug; 35(6):451-5. PMID: 23138115.
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    110. Ji H, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Shen XD, Gao F, Nguyen TT, Busuttil R, Waschek JA, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Vasoactive intestinal peptide attenuates liver ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice via the cyclic adenosine monophosphate-protein kinase a pathway. Liver Transpl. 2013 Sep; 19(9):945-56. PMID: 23744729; PMCID: PMC3775926.
    111. Ke B, Shen XD, Zhang Y, Ji H, Gao F, Yue S, Kamo N, Zhai Y, Yamamoto M, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. KEAP1-NRF2 complex in ischemia-induced hepatocellular damage of mouse liver transplants. J Hepatol. 2013 Dec; 59(6):1200-7. PMID: 23867319; PMCID: PMC4524560.
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    113. Kamo N, Ke B, Ghaffari AA, Shen XD, Busuttil R, Cheng G, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. ASC/caspase-1/IL-1ß signaling triggers inflammatory responses by promoting HMGB1 induction in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2013 Jul; 58(1):351-62. PMID: 23408710; PMCID: PMC3679353.
    114. Farmer DG, Kattan OM, Wozniak LJ, Marcus E, Ponthieux S, Hwang V, Busuttil R, McDiarmid SV, Venick RS. Incidence, timing, and significance of early hypogammaglobulinemia after intestinal transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 May 15; 95(9):1154-9. PMID: 23407545; PMCID: PMC4388050.
    115. Petrowsky H, Brunicardi FC, Leow VM, Venick RS, Agopian V, Kaldas FM, Zarrinpar A, Markovic D, McDiarmid SV, Hong JC, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation for lethal genetic syndromes: a novel model of personalized genomic medicine. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Apr; 216(4):534-43; discussion 543-4. PMID: 23521929.
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    116. Tai DS, Hong J, Busuttil R, Lipshutz GS. Low rates of short- and long-term graft loss after kidney-pancreas transplant from a single center. JAMA Surg. 2013 Apr; 148(4):368-73. PMID: 23715937.
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    117. Finn RS, Aleshin A, Dering J, Yang P, Ginther C, Desai A, Zhao D, von Euw E, Busuttil R, Slamon DJ. Molecular subtype and response to dasatinib, an Src/Abl small molecule kinase inhibitor, in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines in vitro. Hepatology. 2013 May; 57(5):1838-46. PMID: 23299860.
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    120. Lu DS, Siripongsakun S, Kyong Lee J, Wei SH, Cheng PM, Sabounchi S, Lee JS, Raman S, Tong MJ, Busuttil R, Sayre J. Complete tumor encapsulation on magnetic resonance imaging: a potentially useful imaging biomarker for better survival in solitary large hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2013 Mar; 19(3):283-91. PMID: 23280814.
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    121. Ke B, Shen XD, Kamo N, Ji H, Yue S, Gao F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. ß-catenin regulates innate and adaptive immunity in mouse liver ischemia-reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2013 Mar; 57(3):1203-14. PMID: 23081841; PMCID: PMC3594407.
    122. Bhutani S, Tobis J, Gevorgyan R, Sinha A, Suh W, Honda HM, Vorobiof G, Packard RR, Steadman R, Wray C, Busuttil R, Tseng CH. Accuracy of stress myocardial perfusion imaging to diagnose coronary artery disease in end stage liver disease patients. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Apr 01; 111(7):1057-61. PMID: 23337839.
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    123. Ji H, Zhang Y, Shen XD, Gao F, Huang CY, Abad C, Busuttil R, Waschek JA, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Neuropeptide PACAP in mouse liver ischemia and reperfusion injury: immunomodulation by the cAMP-PKA pathway. Hepatology. 2013 Mar; 57(3):1225-37. PMID: 22532103; PMCID: PMC3479352.
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    130. Chen J, Singhapricha T, Memarzadeh M, Ziman A, Yuan S, Hu KQ, Steadman RH, Busuttil R, Xia VW. Storage age of transfused red blood cells during liver transplantation and its intraoperative and postoperative effects. World J Surg. 2012 Oct; 36(10):2436-42. PMID: 22714578.
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    131. Liu J, Ren F, Cheng Q, Bai L, Shen X, Gao F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Zhai Y. Endoplasmic reticulum stress modulates liver inflammatory immune response in the pathogenesis of liver ischemia and reperfusion injury. Transplantation. 2012 Aug 15; 94(3):211-7. PMID: 22790388; PMCID: PMC3414672.
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    135. Watson MJ, Ke B, Shen XD, Gao F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Farmer DG. Treatment with antithymocyte globulin ameliorates intestinal ischemia and reperfusion injury in mice. Surgery. 2012 Nov; 152(5):843-50. PMID: 22575884.
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    136. Chestovich PJ, Uchida Y, Chang W, Ajalat M, Lassman C, Sabat R, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Interleukin-22: implications for liver ischemia-reperfusion injury. Transplantation. 2012 Mar 15; 93(5):485-92. PMID: 22262131; PMCID: PMC3402175.
    137. Hong JC, Koroleff D, Xia V, Chang CM, Duarte SM, Xu J, Lassman C, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Coito AJ, Busuttil R. Regulated hepatic reperfusion mitigates ischemia-reperfusion injury and improves survival after prolonged liver warm ischemia: a pilot study on a novel concept of organ resuscitation in a large animal model. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Apr; 214(4):505-15; discussion 515-6. PMID: 22321520.
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    138. Britten CD, Gomes AS, Wainberg ZA, Elashoff D, Amado R, Xin Y, Busuttil R, Slamon DJ, Finn RS. Transarterial chemoembolization plus or minus intravenous bevacizumab in the treatment of hepatocellular cancer: a pilot study. BMC Cancer. 2012 Jan 14; 12:16. PMID: 22244160; PMCID: PMC3292503.
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    140. Venick RS, Wozniak LJ, Colangelo J, Beckwith P, Reyen L, Esmailian YA, McDiarmid SV, Vargas JH, Ament ME, Busuttil R, Farmer DG. Long-term nutrition and predictors of growth and weight gain following pediatric intestinal transplantation. Transplantation. 2011 Nov 15; 92(9):1058-62. PMID: 21869734.
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    141. Zarrinpar A, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation: Toward a unified allocation system. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Oct 05; 8(10):542-3. PMID: 21970965.
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    142. Duvoux C, Kiuchi T, Pestalozzi B, Busuttil R, Miksad R. What is the role of adjuvant therapy after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma? Liver Transpl. 2011 Oct; 17 Suppl 2:S147-58. PMID: 21714065; PMCID: PMC3417809.
    143. Schnickel GT, Busuttil R, Lipshutz GS. Improvement in short-term pancreas transplant outcome by targeted antimicrobial therapy and refined donor selection. Am Surg. 2011 Oct; 77(10):1407-11. PMID: 22127100.
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    144. Chow DS, Bahrami S, Raman SS, Rotchel S, Sayre JW, Busuttil R, Lu DS. Risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in liver transplantation patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Sep; 197(3):658-62. PMID: 21862808.
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    145. Hong JC, Yersiz H, Kositamongkol P, Xia VW, Kaldas FM, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, Lipshutz G, Markovic D, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation using organ donation after cardiac death: a clinical predictive index for graft failure-free survival. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep; 146(9):1017-23. PMID: 21930997.
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    146. Hong JC, Kaldas FM, Kositamongkol P, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, Markovic D, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Predictive index for long-term survival after retransplantation of the liver in adult recipients: analysis of a 26-year experience in a single center. Ann Surg. 2011 Sep; 254(3):444-8; discussion 448-9. PMID: 21817890.
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    149. Azarbal B, Poommipanit P, Arbit B, Hage A, Patel J, Kittleson M, Kar S, Kaldas FM, Busuttil R. Feasibility and safety of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with end-stage liver disease referred for liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2011 Jul; 17(7):809-13. PMID: 21425429.
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    150. Ren F, Duan Z, Cheng Q, Shen X, Gao F, Bai L, Liu J, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Zhai Y. Inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta ameliorates liver ischemia reperfusion injury by way of an interleukin-10-mediated immune regulatory mechanism. Hepatology. 2011 Aug; 54(2):687-96. PMID: 21567437; PMCID: PMC3145016.
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    152. Hong JC, Jones CM, Duffy JP, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, French S, Finn R, Durazo FA, Saab S, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Comparative analysis of resection and liver transplantation for intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma: a 24-year experience in a single center. Arch Surg. 2011 Jun; 146(6):683-9. PMID: 21690444.
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    153. Zarrinpar A, Kaldas F, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: an update. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2011 Jun; 10(3):234-42. PMID: 21669564.
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    154. Ji H, Shen XD, Gao F, Busuttil R, Zhai Y, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Alloreactive CD8 T-cell primed/memory responses and accelerated graft rejection in B-cell-deficient sensitized mice. Transplantation. 2011 May 27; 91(10):1075-81. PMID: 21427633; PMCID: PMC3593653.
    155. Saab S, Ng V, Landaverde C, Lee SJ, Comulada WS, Arevalo J, Durazo F, Han SH, Younossi Z, Busuttil R. Development of a disease-specific questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2011 May; 17(5):567-79. PMID: 21506245.
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    156. Saab S, Bownik H, Ayoub N, Younossi Z, Durazo F, Han S, Hong JC, Farmer D, Busuttil R. Differences in health-related quality of life scores after orthotopic liver transplantation with respect to selected socioeconomic factors. Liver Transpl. 2011 May; 17(5):580-90. PMID: 21506246.
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    157. Farmer DG, Ke B, Shen XD, Kaldas FM, Gao F, Watson MJ, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Interleukin-13 protects mouse intestine from ischemia and reperfusion injury through regulation of innate and adaptive immunity. Transplantation. 2011 Apr 15; 91(7):737-43. PMID: 21311412; PMCID: PMC3954827.
    158. Hong JC, Petrowsky H, Kaldas FM, Farmer DG, Durazo FA, Finn RS, Saab S, Han SH, Lee P, Markovic D, Lassman C, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Predictive index for tumor recurrence after liver transplantation for locally advanced intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Apr; 212(4):514-20; discussion 520-1. PMID: 21463781.
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    159. Sawey ET, Chanrion M, Cai C, Wu G, Zhang J, Zender L, Zhao A, Busuttil R, Yee H, Stein L, French DM, Finn RS, Lowe SW, Powers S. Identification of a therapeutic strategy targeting amplified FGF19 in liver cancer by Oncogenomic screening. Cancer Cell. 2011 Mar 08; 19(3):347-58. PMID: 21397858.
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    161. Shen XD, Ke B, Uchida Y, Ji H, Gao F, Zhai Y, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Native macrophages genetically modified to express heme oxygenase 1 protect rat liver transplants from ischemia/reperfusion injury. Liver Transpl. 2011 Feb; 17(2):201-10. PMID: 21280193; PMCID: PMC3058297.
    162. Apisarnthanarak P, Raman SS, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R, Saab S, Lu DS. Efficacy of CT angiography for preoperative vascular mapping in adult to adult living related liver transplant donors. J Med Assoc Thai. 2011 Jan; 94(1):98-105. PMID: 21425734.
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    163. Farmer DG, Venick RS, Colangelo J, Esmailian Y, Yersiz H, Duffy JP, Cortina GR, Artavia K, Ngo K, McDiarmid SV, Busuttil R. Pretransplant predictors of survival after intestinal transplantation: analysis of a single-center experience of more than 100 transplants. Transplantation. 2010 Dec 27; 90(12):1574-80. PMID: 21107306.
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    164. Xia VW, Ho JK, Nourmand H, Wray C, Busuttil R, Steadman RH. Incidental intracardiac thromboemboli during liver transplantation: incidence, risk factors, and management. Liver Transpl. 2010 Dec; 16(12):1421-7. PMID: 21117252.
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    165. Saab S, McTigue M, Finn RS, Busuttil R. Sorafenib as adjuvant therapy for high-risk hepatocellular carcinoma in liver transplant recipients: feasibility and efficacy. Exp Clin Transplant. 2010 Dec; 8(4):307-13. PMID: 21143097.
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    166. Yu NC, Chaudhari V, Raman SS, Lassman C, Tong MJ, Busuttil R, Lu DS. CT and MRI improve detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, compared with ultrasound alone, in patients with cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Feb; 9(2):161-7. PMID: 20920597.
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    167. Duffy JP, Kao K, Ko CY, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Hong JC, Venick RS, Feist S, Goldstein L, Saab S, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Long-term patient outcome and quality of life after liver transplantation: analysis of 20-year survivors. Ann Surg. 2010 Oct; 252(4):652-61. PMID: 20881772.
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    168. Ji H, Shen X, Gao F, Ke B, Freitas MC, Uchida Y, Busuttil R, Zhai Y, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Programmed death-1/B7-H1 negative costimulation protects mouse liver against ischemia and reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2010 Oct; 52(4):1380-9. PMID: 20815020; PMCID: PMC2947605.
    169. Hu C, Busuttil R, Lipshutz GS. RH10 provides superior transgene expression in mice when compared with natural AAV serotypes for neonatal gene therapy. J Gene Med. 2010 Sep; 12(9):766-78. PMID: 20821747; PMCID: PMC2948027.
    170. Uchida Y, Ke B, Freitas MC, Yagita H, Akiba H, Busuttil R, Najafian N, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. T-cell immunoglobulin mucin-3 determines severity of liver ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice in a TLR4-dependent manner. Gastroenterology. 2010 Dec; 139(6):2195-206. PMID: 20637206; PMCID: PMC2970711.
    171. Uchida Y, Freitas MC, Zhao D, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. The protective function of neutrophil elastase inhibitor in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury. Transplantation. 2010 May 15; 89(9):1050-6. PMID: 20160675; PMCID: PMC3627371.
    172. Freitas MC, Uchida Y, Zhao D, Ke B, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Blockade of Janus kinase-2 signaling ameliorates mouse liver damage due to ischemia and reperfusion. Liver Transpl. 2010 May; 16(5):600-10. PMID: 20440769; PMCID: PMC3001321.
    173. Uchida Y, Ke B, Freitas MC, Ji H, Zhao D, Benjamin ER, Najafian N, Yagita H, Akiba H, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. The emerging role of T cell immunoglobulin mucin-1 in the mechanism of liver ischemia and reperfusion injury in the mouse. Hepatology. 2010 Apr; 51(4):1363-72. PMID: 20091883; PMCID: PMC3066468.
    174. Venick RS, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Duffy JP, Gordon SA, Yersiz H, Hong JC, Vargas JH, Ament ME, Busuttil R. Predictors of survival following liver transplantation in infants: a single-center analysis of more than 200 cases. Transplantation. 2010 Mar 15; 89(5):600-5. PMID: 19997060; PMCID: PMC2836423.
    175. Tabibian JH, Asham EH, Han S, Saab S, Tong MJ, Goldstein L, Busuttil R, Durazo FA. Endoscopic treatment of postorthotopic liver transplantation anastomotic biliary strictures with maximal stent therapy (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Mar; 71(3):505-12. PMID: 20189508.
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    176. Tong MJ, Chavalitdhamrong D, Lu DS, Raman SS, Gomes A, Duffy JP, Hong JC, Busuttil R. Survival in Asian Americans after treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma: a seven-year experience at UCLA. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2010 Mar; 44(3):e63-70. PMID: 19745756.
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    177. Farmer DG, Venick RS, Busuttil R. Improving outcomes after intestinal transplantation at the University of California, Los Angeles. Clin Transpl. 2010; 245-52. PMID: 21696045.
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    178. Ke B, Shen XD, Gao F, Ji H, Qiao B, Zhai Y, Farmer DG, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Adoptive transfer of ex vivo HO-1 modified bone marrow-derived macrophages prevents liver ischemia and reperfusion injury. Mol Ther. 2010 May; 18(5):1019-25. PMID: 20029397; PMCID: PMC2890105.
    179. Gomes AS, Rosove MH, Rosen PJ, Amado RG, Sayre JW, Monteleone PA, Busuttil R. Triple-drug transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: assessment of survival in 124 consecutive patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Dec; 193(6):1665-71. PMID: 19933662.
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    180. Buell JF, Cherqui D, Geller DA, O'Rourke N, Iannitti D, Dagher I, Koffron AJ, Thomas M, Gayet B, Han HS, Wakabayashi G, Belli G, Kaneko H, Ker CG, Scatton O, Laurent A, Abdalla EK, Chaudhury P, Dutson E, Gamblin C, D'Angelica M, Nagorney D, Testa G, Labow D, Manas D, Poon RT, Nelson H, Martin R, Clary B, Pinson WC, Martinie J, Vauthey JN, Goldstein R, Roayaie S, Barlet D, Espat J, Abecassis M, Rees M, Fong Y, McMasters KM, Broelsch C, Busuttil R, Belghiti J, Strasberg S, Chari RS. The international position on laparoscopic liver surgery: The Louisville Statement, 2008. Ann Surg. 2009 Nov; 250(5):825-30. PMID: 19916210.
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    181. Shen X, Wang Y, Gao F, Ren F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Zhai Y. CD4 T cells promote tissue inflammation via CD40 signaling without de novo activation in a murine model of liver ischemia/reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2009 Nov; 50(5):1537-46. PMID: 19670423; PMCID: PMC2805281.
    182. Saab S, Yeganeh M, Nguyen K, Durazo F, Han S, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Goldstein LI, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis B reinfection in hepatitis B surface antigen-positive patients after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2009 Nov; 15(11):1525-34. PMID: 19877207.
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    183. Ke B, Shen XD, Gao F, Qiao B, Ji H, Busuttil R, Volk HD, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Small interfering RNA targeting heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) reinforces liver apoptosis induced by ischemia-reperfusion injury in mice: HO-1 is necessary for cytoprotection. Hum Gene Ther. 2009 Oct; 20(10):1133-42. PMID: 19534599; PMCID: PMC2829285.
    184. Lawson EH, Benjamin E, Busuttil R, Hiatt JR. Groin herniorrhaphy in patients with cirrhosis and after liver transplantation. Am Surg. 2009 Oct; 75(10):962-5. PMID: 19886145.
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    185. Landaverde C, Ng V, Sato A, Tabibian J, Durazo F, Busuttil R. De-novo cholangiocarcinoma in native common bile duct remnant following OLT for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Ann Hepatol. 2009 Oct-Dec; 8(4):379-83. PMID: 20009140.
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    186. Gordon Burroughs S, Busuttil R. Optimal utilization of extended hepatic grafts. Surg Today. 2009; 39(9):746-51. PMID: 19779769.
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    187. Farmer DG, Venick RS, McDiarmid SV, Duffy JP, Kattan O, Hong JC, Vargas J, Yersiz H, Busuttil R. Fulminant hepatic failure in children: superior and durable outcomes with liver transplantation over 25 years at a single center. Ann Surg. 2009 Sep; 250(3):484-93. PMID: 19730179.
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    188. Uchida Y, Freitas MC, Zhao D, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. The inhibition of neutrophil elastase ameliorates mouse liver damage due to ischemia and reperfusion. Liver Transpl. 2009 Aug; 15(8):939-47. PMID: 19642132; PMCID: PMC2752954.
    189. Liu D, Shen XD, Zhai Y, Lam W, Liao J, Busuttil R, Ghobrial RM. Intragraft selection of the T cell receptor repertoire by class I MHC sequences in tolerant recipients. PLoS One. 2009 Jun 29; 4(6):e6076. PMID: 19562081; PMCID: PMC2700265.
    190. Bass BL, Polk HC, Jones RS, Townsend CM, Whittemore AD, Pellegrini CA, Busuttil R, Lillemoe KD, Trunkey DD, Mulholland MW, Grosfeld JL. Surgical privileging and credentialing: a report of a discussion and study group of the American Surgical Association. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Sep; 209(3):396-404. PMID: 19717047.
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    191. Hamada T, Duarte S, Tsuchihashi S, Busuttil R, Coito AJ. Inducible nitric oxide synthase deficiency impairs matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity and disrupts leukocyte migration in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury. Am J Pathol. 2009 Jun; 174(6):2265-77. PMID: 19443702; PMCID: PMC2684191.
    192. Duffy JP, Hong JC, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Vascular complications of orthotopic liver transplantation: experience in more than 4,200 patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 May; 208(5):896-903; discussion 903-5. PMID: 19476857.
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    193. Chun LJ, Tong MJ, Busuttil R, Hiatt JR. Acetaminophen hepatotoxicity and acute liver failure. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr; 43(4):342-9. PMID: 19169150.
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    194. Hong JC, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Duffy JP, Ghobrial RM, Nonthasoot B, Collins TE, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Longterm outcomes for whole and segmental liver grafts in adult and pediatric liver transplant recipients: a 10-year comparative analysis of 2,988 cases. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 May; 208(5):682-9; discusion 689-91. PMID: 19476815.
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    195. Tabibian JH, Asham EH, Goldstein L, Han SH, Saab S, Tong MJ, Busuttil R, Durazo FA. Endoscopic treatment with multiple stents for post-liver-transplantation nonanastomotic biliary strictures. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Jun; 69(7):1236-43. PMID: 19249040.
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    196. Petrowsky H, Busuttil R. Evolving surgical approaches in liver transplantation. Semin Liver Dis. 2009 Feb; 29(1):121-33. PMID: 19235664.
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    197. Farmer DG, Kaldas F, Anselmo D, Katori M, Shen XD, Lassman C, Kaldas M, Clozel M, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski J. Tezosentan, a novel endothelin receptor antagonist, markedly reduces rat hepatic ischemia and reperfusion injury in three different models. Liver Transpl. 2008 Dec; 14(12):1737-44. PMID: 19025917; PMCID: PMC2975480.
    198. Petrowsky H, Busuttil R. Resection or ablation of small hepatocellular carcinoma: what is the better treatment? J Hepatol. 2008 Oct; 49(4):502-4. PMID: 18706732.
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    199. Fondevila C, Shen XD, Tsuchihashi S, Uchida Y, Freitas MC, Ke B, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. The membrane attack complex (C5b-9) in liver cold ischemia and reperfusion injury. Liver Transpl. 2008 Aug; 14(8):1133-41. PMID: 18668646; PMCID: PMC2975482.
    200. Saab S, Ibrahim AB, Surti B, Durazo F, Han S, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Goldstein LI, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. Pretransplant variables associated with quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Liver Int. 2008 Sep; 28(8):1087-94. PMID: 18662279.
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    201. Watson MJ, Venick RS, Kaldas F, Rastogi A, Gordon SA, Colangelo J, Esmailian Y, McDiarmid SV, Busuttil R, Farmer DG. Renal function impacts outcomes after intestinal transplantation. Transplantation. 2008 Jul 15; 86(1):117-22. PMID: 18622288.
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    202. Busuttil R. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: the Hangzhou experience. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2008 Jun; 7(3):235-6. PMID: 18522877.
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    203. Meng L, Wu Z, Wang Y, Lassman C, Busuttil R, Zhai Y, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Differential impact of CD154 costimulation blockade on alloreactive effector and regulatory T cells in murine renal transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2008 May 15; 85(9):1332-8. PMID: 18475192.
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    204. Finn RS, Bentley G, Britten CD, Amado R, Busuttil R. Targeting vascular endothelial growth factor with the monoclonal antibody bevacizumab inhibits human hepatocellular carcinoma cells growing in an orthotopic mouse model. Liver Int. 2009 Feb; 29(2):284-90. PMID: 18482274.
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    205. Vardanian AJ, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Molecular mediators of liver ischemia and reperfusion injury: a brief review. Mol Med. 2008 May-Jun; 14(5-6):337-45. PMID: 18292799; PMCID: PMC2247470.
    206. Durazo FA, Blatt LM, Corey WG, Lin JH, Han S, Saab S, Busuttil R, Tong MJ. Des-gamma-carboxyprothrombin, alpha-fetoprotein and AFP-L3 in patients with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Oct; 23(10):1541-8. PMID: 18422961.
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    207. Zhai Y, Qiao B, Shen XD, Gao F, Busuttil R, Cheng G, Platt JL, Volk HD, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Evidence for the pivotal role of endogenous toll-like receptor 4 ligands in liver ischemia and reperfusion injury. Transplantation. 2008 Apr 15; 85(7):1016-22. PMID: 18408583.
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    208. Kim YJ, Raman SS, Yu NC, Busuttil R, Tong M, Lu DS. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma: can subcapsular tumors be safely ablated? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Apr; 190(4):1029-34. PMID: 18356451.
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    209. Tabibian JH, Lassman CR, Margolis DJ, Landaverde C, Busuttil R, Durazo FA. Intraductal oncocytic papillary neoplasm of the liver: case and review of a rare variant. Ann Hepatol. 2008 Apr-Jun; 7(2):168-73. PMID: 18626437.
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    210. Hong JC, Kosari K, Benjamin E, Duffy JP, Ghobrial RM, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Xu J, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Does race influence outcomes after primary liver transplantation? A 23-year experience with 2,700 patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 May; 206(5):1009-16; discussion 1016-8. PMID: 18471745.
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    211. Nguyen AT, Dow AC, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Busuttil R, Lipshutz GS. Evaluation of gene promoters for liver expression by hydrodynamic gene transfer. J Surg Res. 2008 Jul; 148(1):60-6. PMID: 18570932; PMCID: PMC2761841.
    212. Duffy JP, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer J. 2008 Mar-Apr; 14(2):100-10. PMID: 18391615.
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    213. Hamada T, Tsuchihashi S, Avanesyan A, Duarte S, Moore C, Busuttil R, Coito AJ. Cyclooxygenase-2 deficiency enhances Th2 immune responses and impairs neutrophil recruitment in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury. J Immunol. 2008 Feb 01; 180(3):1843-53. PMID: 18209082; PMCID: PMC3589995.
    214. Zimmerman MA, Ghobrial RM, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Cameron AM, Hong J, Busuttil R. Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma following liver transplantation: a review of preoperative and postoperative prognostic indicators. Arch Surg. 2008 Feb; 143(2):182-8; discussion 188. PMID: 18283144.
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    215. Hamada T, Fondevila C, Busuttil R, Coito AJ. Metalloproteinase-9 deficiency protects against hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2008 Jan; 47(1):186-98. PMID: 17880014.
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    216. Zhai Y, Shen XD, Gao F, Zhao A, Freitas MC, Lassman C, Luster AD, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. CXCL10 regulates liver innate immune response against ischemia and reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2008 Jan; 47(1):207-14. PMID: 18041715.
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    217. Zhai Y, Qiao B, Gao F, Shen X, Vardanian A, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Type I, but not type II, interferon is critical in liver injury induced after ischemia and reperfusion. Hepatology. 2008 Jan; 47(1):199-206. PMID: 17935177.
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    218. Ra SH, Bradley RF, Fishbein MC, Busuttil R, Lu DS, Lassman CR. Recurrent hepatic lymphangiomatosis after orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2007 Nov; 13(11):1593-7. PMID: 17969190.
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    219. Semiletova NV, Shen XD, Feldman DM, Gao F, Mhoyan A, Liu D, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Ghobrial RM. Class I MHC allochimeric presentation of composite immunogenic and self epitopes induces tolerance to genetically diverse rat strains. Cell Immunol. 2007 Jul; 248(1):48-58. PMID: 17936255; PMCID: PMC3699404.
    220. Shen XD, Ke B, Zhai Y, Gao F, Tsuchihashi S, Lassman CR, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Absence of toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in the donor organ reduces ischemia and reperfusion injury in a murine liver transplantation model. Liver Transpl. 2007 Oct; 13(10):1435-43. PMID: 17902130.
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    221. Lipshutz GS, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation in those of advancing age: the case for transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2007 Oct; 13(10):1355-7. PMID: 17902139.
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    222. Zarrinpar A, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Lipshutz GS, Gu Y, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation for HELLP syndrome. Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):1013-6. PMID: 17983071.
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    223. Grosfeld JL, Polk HC, Pellegrini CA, Pelligrini CA, Mulholland MW, Lillemoe KD, Bass BL, Busuttil R, Kron IL, Jones RS, Townsend CM, Sheldon GF. The health workforce: a position statement. Ann Surg. 2007 Oct; 246(4):525-6. PMID: 17893486.
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    224. Saab S, Wiese C, Ibrahim AB, Peralta L, Durazo F, Han S, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Goldstein LI, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. Employment and quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2007 Sep; 13(9):1330-8. PMID: 17763388.
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    225. Xia VW, Ghobrial RM, Du B, Chen T, Hu KQ, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R, Steadman RH. Predictors of hyperkalemia in the prereperfusion, early postreperfusion, and late postreperfusion periods during adult liver transplantation. Anesth Analg. 2007 Sep; 105(3):780-5. PMID: 17717240.
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    226. Duffy JP, Vardanian A, Benjamin E, Watson M, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Lipshutz G, Yersiz H, Lu DS, Lassman C, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma should be expanded: a 22-year experience with 467 patients at UCLA. Ann Surg. 2007 Sep; 246(3):502-9; discussion 509-11. PMID: 17717454; PMCID: PMC1959350.
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    228. Saab S, Oh MK, Ibrahim AB, Durazo F, Han S, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Goldstein LI, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. Anemia in liver transplant recipients undergoing antiviral treatment for recurrent hepatitis C. Liver Transpl. 2007 Jul; 13(7):1032-8. PMID: 17600345.
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    229. Tsuchihashi S, Zhai Y, Bo Q, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Heme oxygenase-1 mediated cytoprotection against liver ischemia and reperfusion injury: inhibition of type-1 interferon signaling. Transplantation. 2007 Jun 27; 83(12):1628-34. PMID: 17589347.
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    230. Barazani Y, Hiatt JR, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. Chronic viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. World J Surg. 2007 Jun; 31(6):1243-8. PMID: 17440771.
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    231. Farmer DG, Venick RS, McDiarmid SV, Ghobrial RM, Gordon SA, Yersiz H, Hong J, Candell L, Cholakians A, Wozniak L, Martin M, Vargas J, Ament M, Hiatt J, Busuttil R. Predictors of outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation: an analysis of more than 800 cases performed at a single institution. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 May; 204(5):904-14; discussion 914-6. PMID: 17481508.
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    232. Otsuka Y, Duffy JP, Saab S, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Postresection hepatic failure: successful treatment with liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2007 May; 13(5):672-9. PMID: 17219396.
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    233. Carlsen BT, Farmer DG, Busuttil R, Miller TA, Rudkin GH. Incidence and management of abdominal wall defects after intestinal and multivisceral transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Apr 01; 119(4):1247-55; discussion 1256-8. PMID: 17496597.
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    234. Ke B, Shen XD, Tsuchihashi S, Gao F, Araujo JA, Busuttil R, Ritter T, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Viral interleukin-10 gene transfer prevents liver ischemia-reperfusion injury: Toll-like receptor-4 and heme oxygenase-1 signaling in innate and adaptive immunity. Hum Gene Ther. 2007 Apr; 18(4):355-66. PMID: 17439357.
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    235. Hoglen NC, Anselmo DM, Katori M, Kaldas M, Shen XD, Valentino KL, Lassman C, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Farmer DG. A caspase inhibitor, IDN-6556, ameliorates early hepatic injury in an ex vivo rat model of warm and cold ischemia. Liver Transpl. 2007 Mar; 13(3):361-6. PMID: 17318854.
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    236. Moore C, Shen XD, Gao F, Busuttil R, Coito AJ. Fibronectin-alpha4beta1 integrin interactions regulate metalloproteinase-9 expression in steatotic liver ischemia and reperfusion injury. Am J Pathol. 2007 Feb; 170(2):567-77. PMID: 17255325; PMCID: PMC1851880.
    237. Duffy JP, Farmer DG, Busuttil R. A quarter century of liver transplantation at UCLA. Clin Transpl. 2007; 165-70. PMID: 18637468.
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    238. Donahue TR, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Collagenase and surgical disease. Hernia. 2006 Dec; 10(6):478-85. PMID: 16977344.
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    239. Saab S, Nguyen S, Collins J, Kunder G, Busuttil R. Lymphedema tarda after liver transplantation: a case report and review of the literature. Exp Clin Transplant. 2006 Dec; 4(2):567-70. PMID: 17238860.
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    240. Tsuchihashi S, Livhits M, Zhai Y, Busuttil R, Araujo JA, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Basal rather than induced heme oxygenase-1 levels are crucial in the antioxidant cytoprotection. J Immunol. 2006 Oct 01; 177(7):4749-57. PMID: 16982915.
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    241. Simon CJ, Dupuy DE, Iannitti DA, Lu DS, Yu NC, Aswad BI, Busuttil R, Lassman C. Intraoperative triple antenna hepatic microwave ablation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Oct; 187(4):W333-40. PMID: 16985103.
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    242. Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM, Hiatt JR, Carmody IC, Gordon SA, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Zimmerman MA, Durazo F, Han SH, Saab S, Gornbein J, Busuttil R. Effect of nonviral factors on hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation. Ann Surg. 2006 Oct; 244(4):563-71. PMID: 16998365; PMCID: PMC1856558.
    243. Cameron AM, Busuttil R. The status of liver transplantation for hepatitis C. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2006 Oct; 6(10):993-1002. PMID: 16989581.
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    244. Xia VW, Du B, Tran A, Liu L, Hu KQ, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R, Steadman RH. Intraoperative hypokalemia in pediatric liver transplantation: incidence and risk factors. Anesth Analg. 2006 Sep; 103(3):587-93. PMID: 16931666.
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    245. Vardanian AJ, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R, Hiatt JR. Incisional hernia after liver transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Oct; 203(4):421-5. PMID: 17000384.
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    246. Ruiz R, Kunitake H, Wilkinson AH, Danovitch GM, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Long-term analysis of combined liver and kidney transplantation at a single center. Arch Surg. 2006 Aug; 141(8):735-41; discussion 741-2. PMID: 16924080.
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    247. Lipshutz GS, Patel S, Hiatt JR, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Portocaval hemitransposition in pediatric liver transplant recipients: a single-center experience. Liver Transpl. 2006 Jul; 12(7):1097-103. PMID: 16799947.
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    249. Saab S, Landaverde C, Ibrahim AB, Durazo F, Han S, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Goldstein LI, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. The MELD score in advanced liver disease: association with clinical portal hypertension and mortality. Exp Clin Transplant. 2006 Jun; 4(1):395-9. PMID: 16827633.
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    250. Zhai Y, Meng L, Gao F, Wang Y, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. CD4+ T regulatory cell induction and function in transplant recipients after CD154 blockade is TLR4 independent. J Immunol. 2006 May 15; 176(10):5988-94. PMID: 16670307.
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    251. Zhai Y, Shen XD, Hancock WW, Gao F, Qiao B, Lassman C, Belperio JA, Strieter RM, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. CXCR3+CD4+ T cells mediate innate immune function in the pathophysiology of liver ischemia/reperfusion injury. J Immunol. 2006 May 15; 176(10):6313-22. PMID: 16670343.
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    252. Zimmerman M, Busuttil R. Long-term efficacy of percutaneous thermal ablation for patients with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 May; 3(5):250-1. PMID: 16673002.
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    253. Xia VW, Du B, Braunfeld M, Neelakanta G, Hu KQ, Nourmand H, Levin P, Enriquez R, Hiatt JR, Ghobrial RM, Farmer DG, Busuttil R, Steadman RH. Preoperative characteristics and intraoperative transfusion and vasopressor requirements in patients with low vs. high MELD scores. Liver Transpl. 2006 Apr; 12(4):614-20. PMID: 16555319.
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    254. Yu NC, Lu DS, Raman SS, Dupuy DE, Simon CJ, Lassman C, Aswad BI, Ianniti D, Busuttil R. Hepatocellular carcinoma: microwave ablation with multiple straight and loop antenna clusters--pilot comparison with pathologic findings. Radiology. 2006 Apr; 239(1):269-75. PMID: 16493013.
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    255. Tsuchihashi S, Ke B, Kaldas F, Flynn E, Busuttil R, Briscoe DM, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Vascular endothelial growth factor antagonist modulates leukocyte trafficking and protects mouse livers against ischemia/reperfusion injury. Am J Pathol. 2006 Feb; 168(2):695-705. PMID: 16436682; PMCID: PMC1780159.
    256. Tsuchihashi S, Fondevila C, Shaw GD, Lorenz M, Marquette K, Benard S, Shen XD, Ke B, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Molecular characterization of rat leukocyte P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 and effect of its blockade: protection from ischemia-reperfusion injury in liver transplantation. J Immunol. 2006 Jan 01; 176(1):616-24. PMID: 16365457.
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    257. Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Challenges of adult living-donor liver transplantation. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2006; 13(2):139-45. PMID: 16547675.
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    258. Savar A, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Acute appendicitis after solid organ transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2006 Jan-Feb; 20(1):78-80. PMID: 16556158.
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    259. Semiletova NV, Shen XD, Baibakov B, Feldman DM, Mukherjee K, Frank JM, Stepkowski SM, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Ghobrial RM. Inhibition of chronic rejection by antibody induced vascular accommodation in fully allogeneic heart allografts. Transplantation. 2005 Dec 15; 80(11):1535-40. PMID: 16371921.
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    260. Cameron AM, Busuttil R. Ischemic cholangiopathy after liver transplantation. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2005 Nov; 4(4):495-501. PMID: 16286251.
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    261. Cameron A, Busuttil R. AASLD/ILTS transplant course: is there an extended donor suitable for everyone? Liver Transpl. 2005 Nov; (11 Suppl 2):S2-5. PMID: 16237726.
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    262. Cameron AM, Truty J, Truell J, Lassman C, Zimmerman MA, Kelly BS, Farmer DG, Hiatt JR, Ghobrial R, Busuttil R. Fulminant hepatic failure from primary hepatic lymphoma: successful treatment with orthotopic liver transplantation and chemotherapy. Transplantation. 2005 Oct 15; 80(7):993-6. PMID: 16249751.
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    263. Shen XD, Gao F, Ke B, Zhai Y, Lassman CR, Tsuchihashi S, Farmer DG, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Inflammatory responses in a new mouse model of prolonged hepatic cold ischemia followed by arterialized orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2005 Oct; 11(10):1273-81. PMID: 16184555.
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    264. Saab S, Niho H, Comulada S, Hiatt J, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Holt C, Yersiz H, Goldstein LI, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Mortality predictors in liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C cirrhosis. Liver Int. 2005 Oct; 25(5):940-5. PMID: 16162150.
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    265. Hiatt JR, Carmody IC, Busuttil R. Should we expand the criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma with living-donor liver transplantation?--no, never. J Hepatol. 2005 Oct; 43(4):573-7. PMID: 16112768.
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    266. Farmer DG, Anselmo D, Da Shen X, Ke B, Carmody IC, Gao F, Lassman C, McDiarmid SV, Shaw G, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Disruption of P-selectin signaling modulates cell trafficking and results in improved outcomes after mouse warm intestinal ischemia and reperfusion injury. Transplantation. 2005 Sep 27; 80(6):828-35. PMID: 16210972.
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    267. Shen XD, Ke B, Zhai Y, Gao F, Busuttil R, Cheng G, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Toll-like receptor and heme oxygenase-1 signaling in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury. Am J Transplant. 2005 Aug; 5(8):1793-800. PMID: 15996225.
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    268. Busuttil R, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, McDiarmid SV, Goldstein LI, Saab S, Han S, Durazo F, Weaver M, Cao C, Chen T, Lipshutz GS, Holt C, Gordon S, Gornbein J, Amersi F, Ghobrial RM. Analysis of long-term outcomes of 3200 liver transplantations over two decades: a single-center experience. Ann Surg. 2005 Jun; 241(6):905-16; discussion 916-8. PMID: 15912040; PMCID: PMC1357170.
    269. Ke B, Shen XD, Gao F, Tsuchihashi S, Farmer DG, Briscoe D, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. The CD154-CD40 T-cell co-stimulation pathway in liver ischemia and reperfusion inflammatory responses. Transplantation. 2005 May 15; 79(9):1078-83. PMID: 15880047; PMCID: PMC4470618.
    270. Lu DS, Yu NC, Raman SS, Lassman C, Tong MJ, Britten C, Durazo F, Saab S, Han S, Finn R, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma as a bridge to liver transplantation. Hepatology. 2005 May; 41(5):1130-7. PMID: 15841454.
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    271. Ziring D, Tran R, Edelstein S, McDiarmid SV, Gajjar N, Cortina G, Vargas J, Renz JF, Cherry JD, Krogstad P, Miller M, Busuttil R, Farmer DG. Infectious enteritis after intestinal transplantation: incidence, timing, and outcome. Transplantation. 2005 Mar 27; 79(6):702-9. PMID: 15785377.
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    272. Saab S, Ibrahim AB, Shpaner A, Younossi ZM, Lee C, Durazo F, Han S, Esrason K, Wu V, Hiatt J, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Holt C, Yersiz H, Goldstein LI, Tong MJ, Busuttil R. MELD fails to measure quality of life in liver transplant candidates. Liver Transpl. 2005 Feb; 11(2):218-23. PMID: 15666392.
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    273. Lu DS, Yu NC, Raman SS, Limanond P, Lassman C, Murray K, Tong MJ, Amado RG, Busuttil R. Radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma: treatment success as defined by histologic examination of the explanted liver. Radiology. 2005 Mar; 234(3):954-60. PMID: 15681691.
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    274. Farmer DG, Shen XD, Amersi F, Anselmo D, Ma JP, Ke B, Gao F, Dry S, Fernandez S, Shaw GD, McDiarmid SV, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski J. CD62 blockade with P-Selectin glycoprotein ligand-immunoglobulin fusion protein reduces ischemia-reperfusion injury after rat intestinal transplantation. Transplantation. 2005 Jan 15; 79(1):44-51. PMID: 15714168.
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    275. Saab S, Cho D, Lassman RC, Gajjar NA, Ghobrial M, Busuttil R. Recurrent non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in a living related liver transplant recipient. J Hepatol. 2005 Jan; 42(1):148-9. PMID: 15629523.
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    276. Zhai Y, Shen XD, O'Connell R, Gao F, Lassman C, Busuttil R, Cheng G, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Cutting edge: TLR4 activation mediates liver ischemia/reperfusion inflammatory response via IFN regulatory factor 3-dependent MyD88-independent pathway. J Immunol. 2004 Dec 15; 173(12):7115-9. PMID: 15585830.
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    277. Fondevila C, Shen XD, Tsuchiyashi S, Yamashita K, Csizmadia E, Lassman C, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Bach FH. Biliverdin therapy protects rat livers from ischemia and reperfusion injury. Hepatology. 2004 Dec; 40(6):1333-41. PMID: 15565657.
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    278. Saggi BH, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Busuttil R. Surgical advances in liver and bowel transplantation. Anesthesiol Clin North America. 2004 Dec; 22(4):713-40. PMID: 15541932.
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    279. Shimoda M, Ghobrial RM, Carmody IC, Anselmo DM, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Chen P, Dawson S, Durazo F, Han S, Goldstein LI, Saab S, Hiatt J, Busuttil R. Predictors of survival after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma associated with Hepatitis C. Liver Transpl. 2004 Dec; 10(12):1478-86. PMID: 15558585.
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    280. Martin P, Busuttil R, Goldstein RM, Crippin JS, Klintmalm GB, Fitzsimmons WE, Uleman C. Impact of tacrolimus versus cyclosporine in hepatitis C virus-infected liver transplant recipients on recurrent hepatitis: a prospective, randomized trial. Liver Transpl. 2004 Oct; 10(10):1258-62. PMID: 15376310.
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    281. Savar A, Carmody I, Hiatt JR, Busuttil R. Laparoscopic bile duct injuries: management at a tertiary liver center. Am Surg. 2004 Oct; 70(10):906-9. PMID: 15529848.
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    282. Lerner SM, Hiatt JR, Salamandra J, Chen PW, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Giant cavernous liver hemangiomas: effect of operative approach on outcome. Arch Surg. 2004 Aug; 139(8):818-21; discussion 821-3. PMID: 15302689.
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    283. Ke B, Shen XD, Gao F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Interleukin 13 gene transfer in liver ischemia and reperfusion injury: role of Stat6 and TLR4 pathways in cytoprotection. Hum Gene Ther. 2004 Jul; 15(7):691-8. PMID: 15242529.
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    284. Saab S, Kalmaz D, Gajjar NA, Hiatt J, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Goldstein LI, Lassman CR, Busuttil R. Outcomes of acute rejection after interferon therapy in liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2004 Jul; 10(7):859-67. PMID: 15237369.
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    285. Busuttil R, Lake JR. Role of tacrolimus in the evolution of liver transplantation. Transplantation. 2004 May 15; 77(9 Suppl):S44-51. PMID: 15201686.
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    286. Demetriou AA, Brown RS, Busuttil R, Fair J, McGuire BM, Rosenthal P, Am Esch JS, Lerut J, Nyberg SL, Salizzoni M, Fagan EA, de Hemptinne B, Broelsch CE, Muraca M, Salmeron JM, Rabkin JM, Metselaar HJ, Pratt D, De La Mata M, McChesney LP, Everson GT, Lavin PT, Stevens AC, Pitkin Z, Solomon BA. Prospective, randomized, multicenter, controlled trial of a bioartificial liver in treating acute liver failure. Ann Surg. 2004 May; 239(5):660-7; discussion 667-70. PMID: 15082970; PMCID: PMC1356274.
    287. Durazo FA, Lassman C, Han SH, Saab S, Lee NP, Kawano M, Saggi B, Gordon S, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Goldstein RL, Ghobrial M, Busuttil R. Fulminant liver failure due to usnic acid for weight loss. Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 May; 99(5):950-2. PMID: 15128366.
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    288. Limanond P, Raman SS, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R, Saab S, Lu DS. Preoperative imaging in adult-to-adult living related liver transplant donors: what surgeons want to know. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2004 Mar-Apr; 28(2):149-57. PMID: 15091116.
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    289. Liu JH, Chen PW, Asch SM, Busuttil R, Ko CY. Surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma: does it improve survival? Ann Surg Oncol. 2004 Mar; 11(3):298-303. PMID: 14993025.
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    290. Clary B, Jarnigan W, Pitt H, Gores G, Busuttil R, Pappas T. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg. 2004 Mar-Apr; 8(3):298-302. PMID: 15019927.
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    291. Renz JF, Emond JC, Yersiz H, Ascher NL, Busuttil R. Split-liver transplantation in the United States: outcomes of a national survey. Ann Surg. 2004 Feb; 239(2):172-81. PMID: 14745324; PMCID: PMC1356209.
    292. Limanond P, Raman SS, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R, Lu DS. The utility of MRCP in preoperative mapping of biliary anatomy in adult-to-adult living related liver transplant donors. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Feb; 19(2):209-15. PMID: 14745755.
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    293. Winston DJ, Busuttil R. Randomized controlled trial of sequential intravenous and oral ganciclovir versus prolonged intravenous ganciclovir for long-term prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus disease in high-risk cytomegalovirus-seronegative liver transplant recipients with cytomegalovirus-seropositive donors. Transplantation. 2004 Jan 27; 77(2):305-8. PMID: 14742998.
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    294. Limanond P, Raman SS, Lassman C, Sayre J, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R, Saab S, Lu DS. Macrovesicular hepatic steatosis in living related liver donors: correlation between CT and histologic findings. Radiology. 2004 Jan; 230(1):276-80. PMID: 14695401.
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    295. Ke B, Shen XD, Gao F, Busuttil R, Löwenstein PR, Castro MG, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Gene therapy for liver transplantation using adenoviral vectors: CD40-CD154 blockade by gene transfer of CD40Ig protects rat livers from cold ischemia and reperfusion injury. Mol Ther. 2004 Jan; 9(1):38-45. PMID: 14741776; PMCID: PMC2913595.
    296. Kanwal F, Chen D, Ting L, Gornbein J, Saab S, Durazo F, Yersiz H, Farmer D, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R, Han SH. A model to predict the development of mental status changes of unclear cause after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Dec; 9(12):1312-9. PMID: 14625832.
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    297. Busuttil R. A comparison of antifibrinolytic agents used in hemostatic fibrin sealants. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Dec; 197(6):1021-8. PMID: 14644291.
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    298. Renz JF, Yersiz H, Reichert PR, Hisatake GM, Farmer DG, Emond JC, Busuttil R. Split-liver transplantation: a review. Am J Transplant. 2003 Nov; 3(11):1323-35. PMID: 14525591.
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    299. Si MS, Amersi F, Golish SR, Ortiz JA, Zaky J, Finklestein D, Busuttil R, Imagawa DK. Prevalence of metastases in hepatocellular carcinoma: risk factors and impact on survival. Am Surg. 2003 Oct; 69(10):879-85. PMID: 14570367.
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    300. Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Future of adult living donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct; 9(10 Suppl 2):S73-9. PMID: 14528434.
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    301. Lu DS, Raman SS, Limanond P, Aziz D, Economou J, Busuttil R, Sayre J. Influence of large peritumoral vessels on outcome of radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Oct; 14(10):1267-74. PMID: 14551273.
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    302. Saab S, Chang AJ, Comulada S, Geevarghese SK, Anselmo RD, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Goldstein LI, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Outcomes of hepatitis C- and hepatitis B core antibody-positive grafts in orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct; 9(10):1053-61. PMID: 14526400.
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    303. Yersiz H, Renz JF, Farmer DG, Hisatake GM, McDiarmid SV, Busuttil R. One hundred in situ split-liver transplantations: a single-center experience. Ann Surg. 2003 Oct; 238(4):496-505; discussion 506-7. PMID: 14530721; PMCID: PMC1360108.
    304. Ke B, Shen XD, Lassman CR, Gao F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Cytoprotective and antiapoptotic effects of IL-13 in hepatic cold ischemia/reperfusion injury are heme oxygenase-1 dependent. Am J Transplant. 2003 Sep; 3(9):1076-82. PMID: 12919086.
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    305. Saab S, Ghobrial RM, Ibrahim AB, Kunder G, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Goldstein LI, Busuttil R. Hepatitis C positive grafts may be used in orthotopic liver transplantation: a matched analysis. Am J Transplant. 2003 Sep; 3(9):1167-72. PMID: 12919097.
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    306. Araujo JA, Meng L, Tward AD, Hancock WW, Zhai Y, Lee A, Ishikawa K, Iyer S, Buelow R, Busuttil R, Shih DM, Lusis AJ, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Systemic rather than local heme oxygenase-1 overexpression improves cardiac allograft outcomes in a new transgenic mouse. J Immunol. 2003 Aug 01; 171(3):1572-80. PMID: 12874251.
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    307. Yersiz H, Renz JF, Hisatake GM, Gordon S, Saggi BH, Feduska NJ, Busuttil R, Farmer DG. Multivisceral and isolated intestinal procurement techniques. Liver Transpl. 2003 Aug; 9(8):881-6. PMID: 12884206.
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    308. Saab S, Ly D, Nieto J, Kanwal F, Lu D, Raman S, Amado R, Nuesse B, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Chen P, Schwegel K, Goldstein LI, Tong M, Busuttil R. Hepatocellular carcinoma screening in patients waiting for liver transplantation: a decision analytic model. Liver Transpl. 2003 Jul; 9(7):672-81. PMID: 12827551.
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    309. Busuttil R, Tanaka K. The utility of marginal donors in liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Jul; 9(7):651-63. PMID: 12827549.
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    310. Baquerizo A, Anselmo D, Shackleton C, Chen TW, Cao C, Weaver M, Gornbein J, Geevarghese S, Nissen N, Farmer D, Demetriou A, Busuttil R. Phosphorus ans an early predictive factor in patients with acute liver failure. Transplantation. 2003 Jun 27; 75(12):2007-14. PMID: 12829902.
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    311. Farmer DG, Anselmo DM, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, McDiarmid SV, Cao C, Weaver M, Figueroa J, Khan K, Vargas J, Saab S, Han S, Durazo F, Goldstein L, Holt C, Busuttil R. Liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure: experience with more than 200 patients over a 17-year period. Ann Surg. 2003 May; 237(5):666-75; discussion 675-6. PMID: 12724633; PMCID: PMC1514517.
    312. Saab S, Wang V, Ibrahim AB, Durazo F, Han S, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Morrisey M, Goldstein LI, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. MELD score predicts 1-year patient survival post-orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 May; 9(5):473-6. PMID: 12740789.
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    313. Hisatake GM, Chen TW, Renz JF, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Amado RG, Goldstein L, Busuttil R. Acquired hemophilia A after liver transplantation: a case report. Liver Transpl. 2003 May; 9(5):523-6. PMID: 12740798.
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    314. Ke B, Shen XD, Lassman CR, Gao F, Katori M, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Interleukin-13 gene transfer protects rat livers from antigen-independent injury induced by ischemia and reperfusion. Transplantation. 2003 Apr 27; 75(8):1118-23. PMID: 12717188.
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    315. Tang SJ, Geevarghese S, Saab S, Martinez D, Van Herle A, Wallace WD, Cortina GR, Dry S, Busuttil R. A parathyroid hormone-related protein-secreting metastatic epithelioid leiomyosarcoma. A case report and review of the literature. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Apr; 127(4):e181-5. PMID: 12683897.
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    316. Markmann JF, Markmann JW, Desai NM, Baquerizo A, Singer J, Yersiz H, Holt C, Ghobrial RM, Farmer DG, Busuttil R. Operative parameters that predict the outcomes of hepatic transplantation. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Apr; 196(4):566-72. PMID: 12691933.
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    317. Fondevila C, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury--a fresh look. Exp Mol Pathol. 2003 Apr; 74(2):86-93. PMID: 12710939.
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    318. Amersi F, Shen XD, Moore C, Melinek J, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Coito AJ. Fibronectin-alpha 4 beta 1 integrin-mediated blockade protects genetically fat Zucker rat livers from ischemia/reperfusion injury. Am J Pathol. 2003 Apr; 162(4):1229-39. PMID: 12651615; PMCID: PMC1851218.
    319. Zhai Y, Meng L, Busuttil R, Sayegh MH, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Activation of alloreactive CD8+ T cells operates via CD4-dependent and CD4-independent mechanisms and is CD154 blockade sensitive. J Immunol. 2003 Mar 15; 170(6):3024-8. PMID: 12626556.
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    320. Saab S, Hu R, Ibrahim AB, Goldstein LI, Kunder G, Durazo F, Han S, Yersiz H, Ghobrial RM, Farmer DG, Busuttil R, Lassman C. Discordance between ALT values and fibrosis in liver transplant recipients treated with ribavirin for recurrent hepatitis C. Am J Transplant. 2003 Mar; 3(3):328-33. PMID: 12614290.
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    321. Laine E, Steadman R, Calhoun L, Blackall D, Levin P, Braunfeld M, Nourmand H, Neelakanta G, Ting L, Gornbein J, Busuttil R, Petz L. Comparison of RBCs and FFP with whole blood during liver transplant surgery. Transfusion. 2003 Mar; 43(3):322-7. PMID: 12675716.
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    322. Blydt-Hansen TD, Katori M, Lassman C, Ke B, Coito AJ, Iyer S, Buelow R, Ettenger R, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Gene transfer-induced local heme oxygenase-1 overexpression protects rat kidney transplants from ischemia/reperfusion injury. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2003 Mar; 14(3):745-54. PMID: 12595512.
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    323. Semiltova N, Shen XD, Fishbein MC, Gao F, Slomowitz SJ, Jiao Q, Mukherjee K, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW, Ghobrial RM. Posttransplant administration of allochimeric major histocompatibility complex class-I-molecules induces true transplantation tolerance. Transplantation. 2003 Feb 27; 75(4):550-3. PMID: 12605125.
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    324. Han SH, Martin P, Edelstein M, Hu R, Kunder G, Holt C, Saab S, Durazo F, Goldstein L, Farmer D, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Conversion from intravenous to intramuscular hepatitis B immune globulin in combination with lamivudine is safe and cost-effective in patients receiving long-term prophylaxis to prevent hepatitis B recurrence after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Feb; 9(2):182-7. PMID: 12548512.
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    325. Shen XD, Ke B, Zhai Y, Gao F, Anselmo D, Lassman CR, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Stat4 and Stat6 signaling in hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice: HO-1 dependence of Stat4 disruption-mediated cytoprotection. Hepatology. 2003 Feb; 37(2):296-303. PMID: 12540779.
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    326. Winston DJ, Busuttil R. Randomized controlled trial of oral ganciclovir versus oral acyclovir after induction with intravenous ganciclovir for long-term prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus disease in cytomegalovirus-seropositive liver transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2003 Jan 27; 75(2):229-33. PMID: 12548129.
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    327. Yersiz H, Renz JF, Hisatake GM, Farmer DG, Busuttil R. The conventional technique in in-situ split-liver transplantation. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2003; 10(1):11-5. PMID: 12918452.
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    328. Podnos YD, Jimenez JC, Zainabadi K, Ji P, Cooke J, Busuttil R, Imagawa DK. Carcinoid tumors of the common bile duct: report of two cases. Surg Today. 2003; 33(7):553-5. PMID: 14507005.
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    329. Renz JF, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Hisatake GM, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Changing faces of liver transplantation: partial-liver grafts for adults. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2003; 10(1):31-44. PMID: 12827475.
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    330. Zhai Y, Meng L, Gao F, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Allograft rejection by primed/memory CD8+ T cells is CD154 blockade resistant: therapeutic implications for sensitized transplant recipients. J Immunol. 2002 Oct 15; 169(8):4667-73. PMID: 12370407.
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    331. Katori M, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Heme oxygenase-1 system in organ transplantation. Transplantation. 2002 Oct 15; 74(7):905-12. PMID: 12394829.
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    332. Ke B, Shen XD, Zhai Y, Gao F, Busuttil R, Volk HD, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Heme oxygenase 1 mediates the immunomodulatory and antiapoptotic effects of interleukin 13 gene therapy in vivo and in vitro. Hum Gene Ther. 2002 Oct 10; 13(15):1845-57. PMID: 12396617.
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    333. Emond JC, Freeman RB, Renz JF, Yersiz H, Rogiers X, Busuttil R. Optimizing the use of donated cadaver livers: analysis and policy development to increase the application of split-liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2002 Oct; 8(10):863-72. PMID: 12360426.
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    334. Collisson EA, Nourmand H, Fraiman MH, Cooper CB, Bellamy PE, Farmer DG, Vierling JM, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil R. Retrospective analysis of the results of liver transplantation for adults with severe hepatopulmonary syndrome. Liver Transpl. 2002 Oct; 8(10):925-31. PMID: 12360435.
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