Articles by Clifford Akateh in JoVE
A Small Animal Model of Ex Vivo Normothermic Liver Perfusion Eliza W. Beal1,2, Curtis Dumond1, Jung-Lye Kim1,2, Clifford Akateh1,2, Emre Eren1, Katelyn Maynard1, Chandan K. Sen3, Jay L. Zweier4, Kenneth Washburn2, Bryan A. Whitson1,3, Sylvester M. Black1,2 1Collaboration for Organ Perfusion, Protection, Engineering and Regeneration (COPPER) Lab, Division of Transplant, Department of Surgery, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 3Department of Surgery, Division of CardioThoracic Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 4Department of Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center There is a significant liver donor shortage, and criteria for liver donors have been expanded. Normothermic ex vivo liver perfusion (NEVLP) has been developed to evaluate and modify organ function. This study demonstrates a rat model of NEVLP and tests the ability of pegylated-catalase, to mitigate liver preservation injury.
Other articles by Clifford Akateh on PubMed
Enterovesical Fistula After Enteric Conversion of a Bladder-Drained Pancreatic Allograft: A Case Report Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : Official Journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. | Pubmed ID: 28540837 Since the inception of pancreas transplant as a treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus, there has been considerable debate about the best way to manage exocrine secretions and monitor patients for graft rejection. For patients who undergo bladder exocrine drainage of a pancreatic allograft, a bladder-to-enteric drainage conversion can serve as a rescue procedure in case of anastomotic leaks or other complications. However, this procedure is associated with its own complications, including a rarely described enterovesical fistula. Here we report on a 45-year-old man who underwent a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant with bladder drainage to the latter. He developed a pancreatic allograft duodenal leak (duodenal-vesical anastomosis) requiring a bladder-to-enteric drainage conversion. The patient returned 2 weeks after discharge with an enterovesical fistula. He was treated nonsurgically with intravenous antibiotics, bowel rest, and parenteral nutrition, and the fistula successfully closed in approximately 2 weeks. Overall, enterovesical fistula formation is a rare but treatable complication that can occur after a bladder-to-enteric drainage conversion of a pancreatic transplant allograft. It can be managed nonsurgically, which is preferable in these immunocompromised patients.
Change in Health Insurance Coverage After Liver Transplantation Can Be Associated with Worse Outcomes Digestive Diseases and Sciences. | Pubmed ID: 29574563 Health insurance coverage changes for many patients after liver transplantation, but the implications of this change on long-term outcomes are unclear.