“Central Venous Thrombosis and Perioperative Vascular Access in Adult Intestinal Transplantation,” authored by Drs. Takashi Matsusaki (Research Fellow), Tetsuro Sakai (Co-First/Corresponding author), Kareem Abu-Elmagd, LM Martin (Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh), Nikhil Amesur, F. Leland Thaete (Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh), Ibtesam A Hilmi, Raymond M Planinsic, and Shushma Aggarwal (Co-Corresponding Author) was published in the British Journal of Anesthesia (IF 4.224, Early Online Publication, February 23, 2012).
The article was also featured on MDLinx. MDLinx is the world's most up-to-date index of articles that matter in the daily lives of physicians and other healthcare professionals. They send almost 1,000,000 free daily briefings across 35 specialty areas. The article was summarized by MDLinx physician editor as follows:
“Matsusaki T et al. – The majority of adult patients undergoing intestinal transplantation had at least one central venous stenosis or obstruction. The recipient outcomes were comparable when either standard vascular access or alternative vascular access (AVA) was used for transplantation.”