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    John Roberts, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentSurgery
    Address400 Parnassus Ave, UC Clinics
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-353-9321

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      1. Hameed B, Mehta N, Sapisochin G, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Alpha-fetoprotein level?>?1000 ng/mL as an exclusion criterion for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma meeting the Milan criteria. Liver Transpl. 2014 Aug; 20(8):945-51.
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      2. Samoylova ML, Dodge JL, Yao FY, Roberts JP. Time to transplantation as a predictor of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2014 Aug; 20(8):937-44.
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      3. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Outcomes after liver transplantation for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and a low risk of dropout from the transplant waiting list. Liver Transpl. 2014 May; 20(5):627-8.
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      4. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Goel A, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Identification of liver transplant candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma and a very low dropout risk: Implications for the current organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl. 2013 Dec; 19(12):1343-53.
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      5. Perito ER, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Pediatric liver transplantation for urea cycle disorders and organic acidemias: United Network for Organ Sharing data for 2002-2012. Liver Transpl. 2014 Jan; 20(1):89-99.
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      6. Neidich E, Neidich AB, Axelrod DA, Roberts JP. Consumerist responses to scarcity of organs for transplant. Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15(11):966-72.
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      7. Samoylova ML, Dodge JL, Vittinghoff E, Yao FY, Roberts JP. Validating posttransplant hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence data in the united network for organ sharing database. Liver Transpl. 2013 Dec; 19(12):1318-23.
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      8. Keedy AW, Breiman RS, Webb EM, Roberts JP, Coakley FV, Yeh BM. Determinants of second-order bile duct visualization at CT cholangiography in potential living liver donors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 May; 200(5):1028-33.
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      9. Roll GR, Parekh JR, Parker WF, Siegler M, Pomfret EA, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Left hepatectomy versus right hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation: shifting the risk from the donor to the recipient. Liver Transpl. 2013 May; 19(5):472-81.
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      10. Hickey MD, Quan DJ, Chin-Hong PV, Roberts JP. Use of rifabutin for the treatment of a latent tuberculosis infection in a patient after solid organ transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):457-61.
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      11. Lai JC, Feng S, Vittinghoff E, Roberts JP. Offer patterns of nationally placed livers by donation service area. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):404-10.
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      12. Roberts JP. Impact of outcomes monitoring on innovation and risk in liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2012 Nov; 18 Suppl 2:S59-63.
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      13. Rothbaum Perito E, Lau A, Rhee S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Posttransplant metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents after liver transplantation: a systematic review. Liver Transpl. 2012 Sep; 18(9):1009-28.
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      14. Perito ER, Rhee S, Glidden D, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Impact of the donor body mass index on the survival of pediatric liver transplant recipients and post-transplant obesity. Liver Transpl. 2012 Aug; 18(8):930-9.
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      15. Lai JC, Feng S, Roberts JP. An examination of liver offers to candidates on the liver transplant wait-list. Gastroenterology. 2012 Nov; 143(5):1261-5.
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      16. Vagefi PA, Ascher NL, Freise CE, Dodge JL, Roberts JP. Use of living donor liver transplantation varies with the availability of deceased donor liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2012 Feb; 18(2):160-5.
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      17. Feng S, Ekong UD, Lobritto SJ, Demetris AJ, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P, Alonso EM, Philogene MC, Ikle D, Poole KM, Bridges ND, Turka LA, Tchao NK. Complete immunosuppression withdrawal and subsequent allograft function among pediatric recipients of parental living donor liver transplants. JAMA. 2012 Jan 18; 307(3):283-93.
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      18. Brandman D, Pingitore A, Lai JC, Roberts JP, Ferrell L, Bass NM, Terrault NA. Hepatic steatosis at 1 year is an additional predictor of subsequent fibrosis severity in liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C virus. Liver Transpl. 2011 Dec; 17(12):1380-6.
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      19. Perito ER, Glidden D, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Overweight and obesity in pediatric liver transplant recipients: prevalence and predictors before and after transplant, United Network for Organ Sharing Data, 1987-2010. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Feb; 16(1):41-9.
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      20. Brandman D, Biggins SW, Hameed B, Roberts JP, Terrault NA. Pretransplant severe hepatic encephalopathy, peritransplant sodium and post-liver transplantation morbidity and mortality. Liver Int. 2012 Jan; 32(1):158-64.
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      21. Vagefi PA, Parekh J, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Freise CE. Outcomes with split liver transplantation in 106 recipients: the University of California, San Francisco, experience from 1993 to 2010. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep; 146(9):1052-9.
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      22. Sapisochin G, Fidelman N, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Mixed hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in patients undergoing transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2011 Aug; 17(8):934-42.
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      23. Kwan SW, Fidelman N, Durack JC, Roberts JP, Kerlan RK. Rex shunt preoperative imaging: diagnostic capability of imaging modalities. PLoS One. 2011; 6(7):e22222.
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      24. Ahearn AJ, Posselt AM, Kang SM, Roberts JP, Freise CE. Experience with laparoscopic donor nephrectomy among more than 1000 cases: low complication rates, despite more challenging cases. Arch Surg. 2011 Jul; 146(7):859-64.
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      25. Ladabaum U, Cheng SL, Yao FY, Roberts JP. Cost-effectiveness of screening for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2011 Mar-Apr; 25(2):283-91.
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      26. Melcher ML, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Outcomes of surgical repair of bile leaks and strictures after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant. Clin Transplant. 2010 Nov-Dec; 24(6):E230-5.
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      27. Burnett MM, Hess CP, Roberts JP, Bass NM, Douglas VC, Josephson SA. Presentation of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome in patients on calcineurin inhibitors. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 Dec; 112(10):886-91.
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      28. Roberts JP, Venook A, Kerlan R, Yao F. Hepatocellular carcinoma: Ablate and wait versus rapid transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2010 Aug; 16(8):925-9.
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      29. Niemann CU, Walia A, Waldman J, Davio M, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Feiner J. Acute kidney injury during liver transplantation as determined by neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin. Liver Transpl. 2009 Dec; 15(12):1852-60.
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      30. Tavakol MM, Vincenti FG, Assadi H, Frederick MJ, Tomlanovich SJ, Roberts JP, Posselt AM. Long-term renal function and cardiovascular disease risk in obese kidney donors. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jul; 4(7):1230-8.
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      31. Blasi-Ibanez A, Hirose R, Feiner J, Freise C, Stock PG, Roberts JP, Niemann CU. Predictors associated with terminal renal function in deceased organ donors in the intensive care unit. Anesthesiology. 2009 Feb; 110(2):333-41.
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      32. Sharma M, Yong C, Majure D, Zellner C, Roberts JP, Bass NM, Ports TA, Yeghiazarians Y, Gregoratos G, Boyle AJ. Safety of cardiac catheterization in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting liver transplantation. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 1; 103(5):742-6.
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      33. Biggins SW, Bambha K, Terrault N, Inadomi J, Roberts JP, Bass N. Transplant tourism to China: the impact on domestic patient-care decisions. Clin Transplant. 2009 Nov-Dec; 23(6):831-8.
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      34. Yao FY, Kerlan RK, Hirose R, Davern TJ, Bass NM, Feng S, Peters M, Terrault N, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Excellent outcome following down-staging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation: an intention-to-treat analysis. Hepatology. 2008 Sep; 48(3):819-27.
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      35. Breiman RS, Coakley FV, Webb EM, Ellingson JJ, Roberts JP, Kohr J, Lutz J, Knoess N, Yeh BM. CT cholangiography in potential liver donors: effect of premedication with intravenous morphine on biliary caliber and visualization. Radiology. 2008 Jun; 247(3):733-7.
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      36. Ponrartana S, Coakley FV, Yeh BM, Breiman RS, Qayyum A, Joe BN, Poder L, Lu Y, Gibbs VC, Roberts JP. Accuracy of plain abdominal radiographs in the detection of retained surgical needles in the peritoneal cavity. Ann Surg. 2008 Jan; 247(1):8-12.
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      37. Niemann CU, Feiner J, Behrends M, Eilers H, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Central venous pressure monitoring during living right donor hepatectomy. Liver Transpl. 2007 Feb; 13(2):266-71.
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      38. Yeh BM, Coakley FV, Westphalen AC, Joe BN, Freise CE, Qayyum A, McTaggart RA, Roberts JP. Predicting biliary complications in right lobe liver transplant recipients according to distance between donor's bile duct and corresponding hepatic artery. Radiology. 2007 Jan; 242(1):144-51.
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      39. O'Brien MJ, Bloom A, LaBerge JM, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P, Kerlan RK. SIR 2006 Annual Meeting Film Panel Case: Budd-Chiari syndrome in a patient with Cogan syndrome. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2006 Dec; 17(12):1881-3.
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      40. Roberts JP, Neill A, Goldstein R. The use of a micro-bubble contrast agent to allow visualization of the biliary tree. Clin Transplant. 2006 Nov-Dec; 20(6):740-2.
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      41. Yao FY, Gautam M, Palese C, Rebres R, Terrault N, Roberts JP, Peters MG. De novo malignancies following liver transplantation: a case-control study with long-term follow-up. Clin Transplant. 2006 Sep-Oct; 20(5):617-23.
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      42. Niemann CU, Choi S, Behrends M, Hirose R, Noh J, Coatney JL, Roberts JP, Serkova NJ, Maher JJ. Mild hypothermia protects obese rats from fulminant hepatic necrosis induced by ischemia-reperfusion. Surgery. 2006 Sep; 140(3):404-12.
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      43. Feng S, Si M, Taranto SE, McBride MA, Mudge C, Stritzel S, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Trends over a decade of pediatric liver transplantation in the United States. Liver Transpl. 2006 Apr; 12(4):578-84.
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      44. Hirsch J, Hansen KC, Choi S, Noh J, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Matthay MA, Burlingame AL, Maher JJ, Niemann CU. Warm ischemia-induced alterations in oxidative and inflammatory proteins in hepatic Kupffer cells in rats. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2006 Jun; 5(6):979-86.
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      45. Khalili M, Vardanian AJ, Hamerski CM, Wang R, Bacchetti P, Roberts JP, Terrault NA. Management of hepatitis C-infected liver transplant recipients at large North American centres: changes in recent years. Clin Transplant. 2006 Jan-Feb; 20(1):1-9.
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      46. Yao FY, Hirose R, LaBerge JM, Davern TJ, Bass NM, Kerlan RK, Merriman R, Feng S, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. A prospective study on downstaging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2005 Dec; 11(12):1505-14.
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      47. Niemann CU, Hirose R, Liu T, Behrends M, Brown JL, Kominsky DF, Roberts JP, Serkova N. Ischemic preconditioning improves energy state and transplantation survival in obese Zucker rat livers. Anesth Analg. 2005 Dec; 101(6):1577-83.
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      48. Carter JT, Chan S, Roberts JP, Feng S. Expanded criteria donor kidney allocation: marked decrease in cold ischemia and delayed graft function at a single center. Am J Transplant. 2005 Nov; 5(11):2745-53.
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      49. Roberts JP. Tumor surveillance-what can and should be done? Screening for recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2005 Nov; (11 Suppl 2):S45-6.
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      50. Cruz E, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Bass NM, Yao FY. High incidence of recurrence and hematologic events following liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome. Clin Transplant. 2005 Aug; 19(4):501-6.
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      51. Carter JT, Freise CE, McTaggart RA, Mahanty HD, Kang SM, Chan SH, Feng S, Roberts JP, Posselt AM. Laparoscopic procurement of kidneys with multiple renal arteries is associated with increased ureteral complications in the recipient. Am J Transplant. 2005 Jun; 5(6):1312-8.
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      52. Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Roberts JP, Breiman RS, Qayyum A, Coakley FV. Living donor candidates for right hepatic lobe transplantation: evaluation at CT cholangiography--initial experience. Radiology. 2005 Jun; 235(3):899-904.
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      53. Yao FY, Kinkhabwala M, LaBerge JM, Bass NM, Brown R, Kerlan R, Venook A, Ascher NL, Emond JC, Roberts JP. The impact of pre-operative loco-regional therapy on outcome after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. Am J Transplant. 2005 Apr; 5(4 Pt 1):795-804.
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      54. Biggins SW, Rodriguez HJ, Bacchetti P, Bass NM, Roberts JP, Terrault NA. Serum sodium predicts mortality in patients listed for liver transplantation. Hepatology. 2005 Jan; 41(1):32-9.
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      55. Chen JS, Yeh BM, Wang ZJ, Roberts JP, Breiman RS, Qayyum A, Coakley FV. Concordance of second-order portal venous and biliary tract anatomies on MDCT angiography and MDCT cholangiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Jan; 184(1):70-4.
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      56. Shergill AK, Khalili M, Straley S, Bollinger K, Roberts JP, Ascher NA, Terrault NA. Applicability, tolerability and efficacy of preemptive antiviral therapy in hepatitis C-infected patients undergoing liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2005 Jan; 5(1):118-24.
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      57. Posselt AM, Mahanty H, Kang SM, Stoller ML, Meng MV, Roberts JP, Freise CE. Laparoscopic right donor nephrectomy: a large single-center experience. Transplantation. 2004 Dec 15; 78(11):1665-9.
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      58. Vulchev A, Roberts JP, Stock PG. Ethical issues in split versus whole liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2004 Nov; 4(11):1737-40.
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      59. Visser BC, Suh I, Hirose S, Rosenthal P, Lee H, Roberts JP, Hirose R. The influence of portoenterostomy on transplantation for biliary atresia. Liver Transpl. 2004 Oct; 10(10):1279-86.
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      60. McTaggart RA, Tomlanovich S, Bostrom A, Roberts JP, Feng S. Comparison of outcomes after delayed graft function: sirolimus-based versus other calcineurin-inhibitor sparing induction immunosuppression regimens. Transplantation. 2004 Aug 15; 78(3):475-80.
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      61. Miller GA, Yeh BM, Breiman RS, Roberts JP, Qayyum A, Coakley FV. Use of CT cholangiography to evaluate the biliary tract after liver transplantation: initial experience. Liver Transpl. 2004 Aug; 10(8):1065-70.
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      62. Yao FY, Bass NM, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: lessons from the first year under the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl. 2004 May; 10(5):621-30.
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      63. Roberts JP, Hulbert-Shearon TE, Merion RM, Wolfe RA, Port FK. Influence of graft type on outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2004 Mar; 4(3):373-7.
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      64. Yeh BM, Breiman RS, Taouli B, Qayyum A, Roberts JP, Coakley FV. Biliary tract depiction in living potential liver donors: comparison of conventional MR, mangafodipir trisodium-enhanced excretory MR, and multi-detector row CT cholangiography--initial experience. Radiology. 2004 Mar; 230(3):645-51.
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      65. Khalili M, Lim JW, Bass N, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Terrault NA. New onset diabetes mellitus after liver transplantation: the critical role of hepatitis C infection. Liver Transpl. 2004 Mar; 10(3):349-55.
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      66. Roberts JP, Wolfe RA, Bragg-Gresham JL, Rush SH, Wynn JJ, Distant DA, Ashby VB, Held PJ, Port FK. Effect of changing the priority for HLA matching on the rates and outcomes of kidney transplantation in minority groups. N Engl J Med. 2004 Feb 5; 350(6):545-51.
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      67. Yao FY, Saab S, Bass NM, Hirose R, Ly D, Terrault N, Lazar AA, Bacchetti P, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Prediction of survival after liver retransplantation for late graft failure based on preoperative prognostic scores. Hepatology. 2004 Jan; 39(1):230-8.
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      68. Chang GJ, Mahanty HD, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Expanding the donor pool: can the Spanish model work in the United States? Am J Transplant. 2003 Oct; 3(10):1259-63.
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      69. Roberts JP, Nikolai B, Tomlanovich S. Cost of organ procurement and transplantation network data collection for a large transplant center. Am J Transplant. 2003 Oct; 3(10):1316-7.
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      70. Roberts JP. Role of adult living liver donation in patients with hepatocellular cancer. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct; 9(10 Suppl 2):S60-3.
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      71. Stock PG, Roland ME, Carlson L, Freise CE, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Terrault NA, Frassetto LA, Palefsky JM, Tomlanovich SJ, Ascher NL. Kidney and liver transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: a pilot safety and efficacy study. Transplantation. 2003 Jul 27; 76(2):370-5.
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      72. Posselt AM, Vincenti F, Bedolli M, Lantz M, Roberts JP, Hirose R. CD69 expression on peripheral CD8 T cells correlates with acute rejection in renal transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2003 Jul 15; 76(1):190-5.
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      73. Yao FY, Bass NM, Nikolai B, Merriman R, Davern TJ, Kerlan R, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. A follow-up analysis of the pattern and predictors of dropout from the waiting list for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: implications for the current organ allocation policy. Liver Transpl. 2003 Jul; 9(7):684-92.
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      74. McTaggart RA, Gottlieb D, Brooks J, Bacchetti P, Roberts JP, Tomlanovich S, Feng S. Sirolimus prolongs recovery from delayed graft function after cadaveric renal transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2003 Apr; 3(4):416-23.
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      75. Roberts JP, Brown RS, Edwards EB, Farmer DG, Freeman RB, Wiesner RH, Merion RM. Liver and intestine transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2003; 3 Suppl 4:78-90.
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      76. Niemann CU, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Yost CS. Intraoperative hemodynamics and liver function in adult-to-adult living liver donors. Liver Transpl. 2002 Dec; 8(12):1126-32.
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      77. Yao FY, Bass NM, Nikolai B, Davern TJ, Kerlan R, Wu V, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: analysis of survival according to the intention-to-treat principle and dropout from the waiting list. Liver Transpl. 2002 Oct; 8(10):873-83.
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      78. Yao FY, Ferrell L, Bass NM, Bacchetti P, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: comparison of the proposed UCSF criteria with the Milan criteria and the Pittsburgh modified TNM criteria. Liver Transpl. 2002 Sep; 8(9):765-74.
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      79. Chang GJ, Liu T, Feng S, Bedolli M, O'rourke RW, Schmidt G, Roberts JP, Stock PG. Targeted gene therapy with CD40Ig to induce long-term acceptance of liver allografts. Surgery. 2002 Aug; 132(2):149-56.
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      80. Toyoki Y, Renz JF, Mudge C, Ascher NL, Roberts JP, Rosenthal P. Allograft rejection in pediatric liver transplantation: Comparison between cadaveric and living related donors. Pediatr Transplant. 2002 Aug; 6(4):301-7.
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