All publications of “Bianca Della Guardia”

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Liver transplantation: history, outcomes and perspectives

Roberto Ferreira Meirelles Júnior, Paolo Salvalaggio, Marcelo Bruno de Rezende, Andréia Silva Evangelista, Bianca Della Guardia, Celso Eduardo Lourenço Matielo, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3164

In 1958 Francis Moore described the orthotopic liver transplantation technique in dogs. In 1963, Starzl et al. performed the first liver transplantation. In the first five liver transplantations no patient survived more than 23 days. In 1967, stimulated by Calne who used antilymphocytic serum, Starzl began a successful series of liver transplantation. Until 1977, 200 liver transplantations were performed in the world. In that period, technical problems were overcome. Roy Calne, in 1979, used the first time cyclosporine in two […]

Intestinal and multivisceral transplantation

Sérgio Paiva Meira Filho, Bianca Della Guardia, Andréia Silva Evangelista, Celso Eduardo Lourenço Matielo, Douglas Bastos Neves, Fernando Luis Pandullo, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015RW3155

Intestinal transplantation has shown exceptional growth over the past 10 years. At the end of the 1990’s, intestinal transplantation moved out of the experimental realm to become a routine practice in treating patients with severe complications related to total parenteral nutrition and intestinal failure. In the last years, several centers reported an increasing improvement in survival outcomes (about 80%), during the first 12 months after surgery, but long-term survival is still a challenge. Several advances led to clinical application of […]

Liver transplant outcome: a comparison between high and low MELD score recipients

Andre Ibrahim David, Maria Paula Villela Coelho, Ângela Tavares Paes, Ana Kober Leite, Bianca Della Guardia, Márcio Dias de Almeida, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000100012

Objective:To compare low and high MELD scores and investigate whether existing renal dysfunction has an effect on transplant outcome.METHODS:Data was prospectively collected among 237 liver transplants (216 patients) between March 2003 and March 2009. Patients with cirrhotic disease submitted to transplantation were divided into three groups: MELD > 30, MELD < 30, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Renal failure was defined as a ± 25% decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate as observed 1 week after the transplant. Median MELD scores were [...]