All Publications

  1. Cooper M, Formica R, Friedewald J, Hirose R, O'Connor K, Mohan S, Schold J, Axelrod D, Pastan S. Report of National Kidney Foundation Consensus Conference to Decrease Kidney Discards. Clin Transplant. 2018 Oct 21; e13419. View in PubMed
  2. Cullaro G, Hirose R, Lai JC. Changes in Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplant Allocation Policy May Impact Post Liver Transplant Outcomes. Transplantation. 2018 Aug 06. View in PubMed
  3. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Increasing Liver Transplant Waitlist Dropout for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Widening Geographical Disparities: Implications for Organ Allocation. Liver Transpl. 2018 Aug 01. View in PubMed
  4. Patel MS, Hirose R, Vagefi PA. How Good Is Good? Benchmarking and the Quest for Quality Improvement in Liver Transplantation. Ann Surg. 2018 Mar; 267(3):426-427. View in PubMed
  5. Mehta N, Dodge JL, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Yao FY. Misdiagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients receiving no local-regional therapy prior to liver transplant: An analysis of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network explant pathology form. Clin Transplant. 2017 Nov; 31(11). View in PubMed
  6. Hirose R, Heimbach J. Defining disparities in liver transplantation: The devil is in the details. Liver Transpl. 2017 04; 23(4):557-558. View in PubMed
  7. Deshpande R, Hirose R, Mulligan D. Liver allocation and distribution: time for a change. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 Apr; 22(2):162-168. View in PubMed
  8. Hart A, Schladt DP, Zeglin J, Pyke J, Kim WR, Lake JR, Roberts JP, Hirose R, Mulligan DC, Kasiske BL, Snyder JJ, Israni AK. Predicting Outcomes on the Liver Transplant Waiting List in the United States: Accounting for Large Regional Variation in Organ Availability and Priority Allocation Points. Transplantation. 2016 10; 100(10):2153-9. View in PubMed
  9. Gentry SE, Hirose R, Mulligan D. Resolving Misconceptions About Liver Allocation and Redistricting Methodology. JAMA Surg. 2016 10 01; 151(10):991-992. View in PubMed
  10. Parekh J, Roll GR, Wisel S, Rushakoff RJ, Hirose R. Effect of moderately intense perioperative glucose control on renal allograft function: a pilot randomized controlled trial in renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2016 10; 30(10):1242-1249. View in PubMed
  11. Kim SS, Nakakura EK, Wang ZJ, Kim GE, Corvera CU, Harris HW, Kirkwood KS, Hirose R, Tempero MA, Ko AH. Preoperative FOLFIRINOX for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Is radiation necessary in the modern era of chemotherapy? J Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct; 114(5):587-596. View in PubMed
  12. Edwards EB, Harper AM, Hirose R, Mulligan DC. The impact of broader regional sharing of livers: 2-year results of "Share 35". Liver Transpl. 2016 Apr; 22(4):399-409. View in PubMed
  13. Mehta N, Heimbach J, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Yao FY. Minimal Transplant Survival Benefit for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Is it Real or an Overestimation of Waitlist Life Expectancy? Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb; 150(2):533-4. View in PubMed
  14. Olmos A, Feiner J, Hirose R, Swain S, Blasi A, Roberts JP, Niemann CU. Impact of a quality improvement project on deceased organ donor management. Prog Transplant. 2015 Dec; 25(4):351-60. View in PubMed
  15. Gentry SE, Segev DL, Kasiske BL, Mulligan DC, Hirose R. Robust Models Support Redistricting Liver Allocation to Reduce Geographic Disparity. Transplantation. 2015 Sep; 99(9):e159-60. View in PubMed
  16. Niemann CU, Feiner J, Swain S, Bunting S, Friedman M, Crutchfield M, Broglio K, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Malinoski D. Therapeutic Hypothermia in Deceased Organ Donors and Kidney-Graft Function. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jul 30; 373(5):405-14. View in PubMed
  17. Yao FY, Mehta N, Flemming J, Dodge J, Hameed B, Fix O, Hirose R, Fidelman N, Kerlan RK, Roberts JP. Downstaging of hepatocellular cancer before liver transplant: long-term outcome compared to tumors within Milan criteria. Hepatology. 2015 Jun; 61(6):1968-77. View in PubMed
  18. Heimbach JK, Hirose R, Stock PG, Schladt DP, Xiong H, Liu J, Olthoff KM, Harper A, Snyder JJ, Israni AK, Kasiske BL, Kim WR. Delayed hepatocellular carcinoma model for end-stage liver disease exception score improves disparity in access to liver transplant in the United States. Hepatology. 2015 May; 61(5):1643-50. View in PubMed
  19. 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. View in PubMed
  20. 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. View in PubMed
  21. Parekh J, Roll GR, Feng S, Niemann CU, Hirose R. Peri-operative hyperglycemia is associated with delayed graft function in deceased donor renal transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2013 Jul-Aug; 27(4):E424-30. View in PubMed
  22. Vagefi PA, Hirose R. Sorafenib combined with locoregional therapy prior to liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: an update on a previous case report. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2013 Jun; 44(2):246-7. View in PubMed
  23. Mandell MS, Pomfret EA, Steadman R, Hirose R, Reich DJ, Schumann R, Walia A. Director of anesthesiology for liver transplantation: existing practices and recommendations by the United Network for Organ Sharing. Liver Transpl. 2013 Apr; 19(4):425-30. View in PubMed
  24. Vagefi PA, Qian JJ, Carlson DM, Aparici CM, Hirose R, Vincenti F, Wojciechowski D. Native renal function after combined liver-kidney transplant for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome: initial report on the use of postoperative Technetium-99 m-mercaptoacetyltriglycine scans. Transpl Int. 2013 May; 26(5):471-6. View in PubMed
  25. Gogia R, Binstock M, Hirose R, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM, Arron ST. Fitzpatrick skin phototype is an independent predictor of squamous cell carcinoma risk after solid organ transplantation. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Apr; 68(4):585-91. View in PubMed
  26. Park SJ, Freise CE, Hirose R, Kerlan RK, Yao FY, Roberts JP, Vagefi PA. Risk factors for liver transplant waitlist dropout in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Transplant. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(4):E359-64. View in PubMed
  27. Kelley RK, Hirose R, Venook AP. Can we cure cholangiocarcinoma with neoadjuvant chemoradiation and liver transplantation? Time for a multicenter trial. Liver Transpl. 2012 May; 18(5):509-13. View in PubMed
  28. Dybbro E, Mihalis E, Hirose R, Arron ST. Validity of patient skin cancer report among organ transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2012 Mar-Apr; 26(2):E132-6. View in PubMed
  29. Parekh J, Niemann CU, Dang K, Hirose R. Intraoperative hyperglycemia augments ischemia reperfusion injury in renal transplantation: a prospective study. J Transplant. 2011; 2011:652458. View in PubMed
  30. Vu LT, Baxter-Lowe LA, Garcia J, McEnhill M, Summers P, Hirose R, Lee M, Stock PG. HLA-DR matching in organ allocation: balance between waiting time and rejection in pediatric kidney transplantation. Arch Surg. 2011 Jul; 146(7):824-9. View in PubMed
  31. Webber A, Hirose R, Vincenti F. Novel strategies in immunosuppression: issues in perspective. Transplantation. 2011 May 27; 91(10):1057-64. View in PubMed
  32. Vagefi PA, Hirose R. Downstaging of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to liver transplant: is there a role for adjuvant sorafenib in locoregional therapy? J Gastrointest Cancer. 2010 Dec; 41(4):217-20. View in PubMed
  33. Martinez-Palli G, Hirose R, Liu T, Xu F, Dang K, Feiner J, Serkova NJ, Niemann CU. Donor pre-treatment with everolimus or cyclosporine does not reduce ischaemia-reperfusion injury in a rat kidney transplant model. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Jun; 26(6):1813-20. View in PubMed
  34. Alemi F, Kwon E, Freise C, Kang SM, Hirose R, Stewart L, Corvera CU. Hepatic surgery at a VA tertiary medical center: lessons learned. Am J Surg. 2010 Nov; 200(5):591-5. View in PubMed
  35. Vincenti M, Behrends M, Dang K, Park YH, Hirose R, Blasi-Ibanez A, Liu T, Serkova NJ, Niemann CU. Induction of intestinal ischemia reperfusion injury by portal vein outflow occlusion in rats. J Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov; 45(11):1103-10. View in PubMed
  36. Niemann CU, Xu F, Choi S, Behrends M, Park Y, Hirose R, Maher JJ. Short passive cooling protects rats during hepatectomy by inducing heat shock proteins and limiting the induction of pro-inflammatory cytokines. J Surg Res. 2010 Jan; 158(1):43-52. View in PubMed
  37. Wojciechowski D, Hirose R, Stock P, Vincenti F, Baxter-Lowe LA, Salvatierra O. Kidney transplantation at UCSF: 8,300 transplants and onward. Clin Transpl. 2010; 161-7. View in PubMed
  38. Behrends M, Martinez-Palli G, Niemann CU, Cohen S, Ramachandran R, Hirose R. Acute hyperglycemia worsens hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Mar; 14(3):528-35. View in PubMed
  39. 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. View in PubMed
  40. 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. View in PubMed
  41. 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. View in PubMed
  42. Hirsch J, Niemann CU, Hansen KC, Choi S, Su X, Frank JA, Fang X, Hirose R, Theodore P, Sapru A, Burlingame AL, Matthay MA. Alterations in the proteome of pulmonary alveolar type II cells in the rat after hepatic ischemia-reperfusion. Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun; 36(6):1846-54. View in PubMed
  43. Hirose R, Xu F, Dang K, Liu T, Behrends M, Brakeman PR, Wiener-Kronish J, Niemann CU. Transient hyperglycemia affects the extent of ischemia-reperfusion-induced renal injury in rats. Anesthesiology. 2008 Mar; 108(3):402-14. View in PubMed
  44. Hirose R, Yao F, Stock P, Roberts J, Ascher N. Liver transplantation at UCSF--a 20-year experience. Clin Transpl. 2008; 119-25. View in PubMed
  45. Park Y, Hirose R, Dang K, Xu F, Behrends M, Tan V, Roberts JP, Niemann CU. Increased severity of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury with venous clamping compared to arterial clamping in a rat model. Surgery. 2008 Feb; 143(2):243-51. View in PubMed
  46. Behrends M, Hirose R, Park YH, Tan V, Dang K, Xu F, Park SH, Niemann CU. Remote renal injury following partial hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Mar; 12(3):490-5. View in PubMed
  47. Park Y, Hirose R, Coatney JL, Ferrell L, Behrends M, Roberts JP, Serkova NJ, Niemann CU. Ischemia-reperfusion injury is more severe in older versus young rat livers. J Surg Res. 2007 Jan; 137(1):96-102. View in PubMed
  48. Behrends M, Hirose R, Serkova NJ, Coatney JL, Bedolli M, Yardi J, Park YH, Niemann CU. Mild hypothermia reduces the inflammatory response and hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. Liver Int. 2006 Aug; 26(6):734-41. View in PubMed
  49. Hirose R, Vincenti F. Immunosuppression: today, tomorrow, and withdrawal. Semin Liver Dis. 2006 Aug; 26(3):201-10. View in PubMed
  50. 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. View in PubMed
  51. 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. View in PubMed
  52. Noh J, Behrends M, Choi S, Bedolli MA, Yardi J, Hirose R, Niemann CU. Glutamine does not protect against hepatic warm ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006 Feb; 10(2):234-9. View in PubMed
  53. 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. View in PubMed
  54. 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. View in PubMed
  55. Aziz S, Callen PW, Vincenti F, Hirose R. Rapidly developing nephrocalcinosis in a patient with end-stage liver disease who received a domino liver transplant from a patient with known congenital oxalosis. J Ultrasound Med. 2005 Oct; 24(10):1449-52. View in PubMed
  56. Otley CC, Hirose R, Salasche SJ. Skin cancer as a contraindication to organ transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2005 Sep; 5(9):2079-84. View in PubMed
  57. Serkova NJ, Jackman M, Brown JL, Liu T, Hirose R, Roberts JP, Maher JJ, Niemann CU. Metabolic profiling of livers and blood from obese Zucker rats. J Hepatol. 2006 May; 44(5):956-62. View in PubMed
  58. Choi S, Noh J, Hirose R, Ferell L, Bedolli M, Roberts JP, Niemann CU. Mild hypothermia provides significant protection against ischemia/reperfusion injury in livers of obese and lean rats. Ann Surg. 2005 Mar; 241(3):470-6. View in PubMed
  59. Lipshutz GS, Mahanty H, Feng S, Hirose R, Stock PG, Kang SM, Posselt AM, Freise CE. BKV in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients: a leading cause of renal graft loss in first 2 years post-transplant. Am J Transplant. 2005 Feb; 5(2):366-73. View in PubMed
  60. 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. View in PubMed
  61. Master VA, Meng MV, Grossfeld GD, Koppie TM, Hirose R, Carroll PR. Treatment and outcome of invasive bladder cancer in patients after renal transplantation. J Urol. 2004 Mar; 171(3):1085-8. View in PubMed
  62. Hiramoto JS, Tsung K, Bedolli M, Norton JA, Hirose R. Antitumor immunity induced by dendritic cell-based vaccination is dependent on interferon-gamma and interleukin-12. J Surg Res. 2004 Jan; 116(1):64-9. View in PubMed
  63. 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. View in PubMed
  64. 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. View in PubMed
  65. 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. View in PubMed
  66. Fuller TF, Kang SM, Hirose R, Feng S, Stock PG, Freise CE. Management of lymphoceles after renal transplantation: laparoscopic versus open drainage. J Urol. 2003 Jun; 169(6):2022-5. View in PubMed
  67. Hiramoto JS, Freise CE, Randall HR, Bretan PN, Tomlanovich S, Stock PG, Hirose R. Successful long-term outcomes using pediatric en bloc kidneys for transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2002 Apr; 2(4):337-42. View in PubMed
  68. Hiramoto JS, LaBerge JM, Neymark E, Hirose R. Live donor renal transplants using kidneys with arteriographic evidence of mild renovascular disease. Clin Transplant. 2002 Feb; 16(1):24-9. View in PubMed
  69. Hirose R. Pros and cons of using interleukin-2 receptor antibodies in liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl. 2002 Feb; 8(2):143-5. View in PubMed
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