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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524463/allograft-steatosis-in-the-midst-of-the-epidemic-of-obesity-are-children-in-the-honeymoon-period
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EDITORIAL
Emer Fitzpatrick, Maesha Deheragoda, Anil Dhawan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524363/donor-transmitted-mutation-of-the-abcb11-gene-and-ensuing-intra-hepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
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Tiong Yeng Lim, Iona Coltart, Pierre Foskett, Richard Thompson, Sandra Strautnieks, Leonie Penna, Catherine Williamson, Rosa Miquel, Michael A Heneghan
In liver transplant (LT) recipients, the cause of graft dysfunction in pregnancy is often difficult to ascertain. Moreover, a liver biopsy in late pregnancy is often avoided as a consequence of patient and physician factors. Management of graft dysfunction can be difficult in this setting. We report a 30-year-old female LT recipient who developed acutely deranged liver biochemistry during the third trimester of her first pregnancy. At 29 weeks gestation, her liver function test (LFT) became abnormal; AST peaked at 978 IU/L (normal range 10-50), GGT 25 IU/L (normal range 1-55), bilirubin 1...
May 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512923/the-braden-scale-a-standard-tool-for-assessing-pressure-ulcer-risk-predicts-early-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
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Vinay Sundaram, Jane Lim, Danielle M Tholey, Sentia Iriana, Irene Kim, Vignan Manne, Nicholas N Nissen, Andrew S Klein, Tram T Tran, Walid S Ayoub, Barry Schlansky
The Braden Scale is a standardized tool to assess pressure ulcer risk, that is reported for all hospitalized patients in the United States (US) per requirements of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Previous data has shown the Braden Scale can predict both frailty and mortality risk in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Our aim was to evaluate the association of Braden Scale score with short-term outcomes after liver transplantation (LT). We performed a retrospective cohort study of deceased-donor LT recipients at two centers, and categorized them according to the Braden Scale at hospital admission as low (>18), moderate (16-18), or high risk (<16) for pressure ulcer...
May 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509434/new-liver-fresh-microbiome-implications-on-brain-function
#4
EDITORIAL
Thomas Reiberger, Jonel Trebicka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508569/regulatory-t-cell-signatures-in-liver-transplant-recipients-successfully-weaned-from-immunosuppression-getting-from-here-to-there
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EDITORIAL
Matthew H Levine, Tatiana Akimova, Douglas R Murken, Wayne W Hancock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481005/mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-acute-liver-injury-by-altering-ratio-between-il-17-producing-and-regulatory-nkt-cells
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Neda Milosavljevic, Marina Gazdic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Aleksandar Arsenijevic, Jasmin Nurkovic, Zana Dolicanin, Valentin Djonov, Miodrag L Lukic, Vladislav Volarevic
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are, due to immunomodulatory characteristics, considered as novel agents in the treatment of immune-mediated acute liver failure. Although it is known that MSCs can regulate activation of T lymphocytes, their capacity to modulate function of neutrophils and NKT cells, major interleukin (IL)-17 producing cells in acute liver injury, is still unknown. By using two well established murine models of neutrophil and NKT cell mediated acute liver failure (induced by Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 ) and alphagalactoceramide (α-GalCer)), we investigated molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in MSC-mediated modulation of IL-17 signaling during acute liver injury...
May 8, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481004/tips-and-pitfalls-in-direct-ligation-of-large-spontaneous-splenorenal-shunt-during-liver-transplantation
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Hyeyoung Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon, Kwang-Woong Lee, Nam-Joon Yi, Hae Won Lee, YoungRok Choi, Dongkyu Oh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Suk Kyun Hong, Sung Woo Ahn, Kyung-Suk Suh
Patients with large spontaneous splenorenal shunt (SRS) prove challenging during liver transplantation (LT), irrespective of organizing portal vein (PV) thrombosis. Here, we detail the clinical outcomes of 26 patients who underwent direct ligation of large SRS during LT. Direct ligation of large SRS was applied in poor portal flow during LT. We performed temporary test clamping of the SRS before direct ligation and applied PV pressure monitoring in patients who showed signs of portal hypertension, such as bowel edema...
May 8, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480517/the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombi-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Ho Joong Choi, Dong Goo Kim, Gun Hyung Na, Tae Ho Hong, Si Hyun Bae, Young Kyoung You, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kew Yoon
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and segmental portal vein tumor thrombi (PVTT) below the second-order branch. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2015, we retrospectively analyzed 242 patients in a control group (n = 184), a microvascular invasion (MVI) group (n = 24), and a PVTT group (n = 34). To assess the risks associated with PVTT, we evaluated recurrence, the disease-free survival rate (DFS), the overall survival rate (OS), and various other factors based on the characteristics of patients and tumors...
May 8, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477360/impact-of-transplant-accessibility-for-sensitized-patients-by-avoiding-unacceptable-antigens
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Arnaud Del Bello, Nicolas Congy-Jolivet, Benoit Audry, Corinne Antoine, Laure Esposito, Anne-Laure Hebral, Nassim Kamar
Recent data have confirmed the negative impact of preformed donor-specific antibodies after liver transplantation. In order to reduce the risk of developing lesions associated with acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection in liver-transplant recipients, we evaluated the consequences in terms of transplant accessibility, associated with avoiding preformed DSAs according to several MFI-titer thresholds that have been previously reported to be relevant in liver transplantation. Among the 484 included LT candidates, 99 (20...
May 6, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452116/beta-blockers-in-advanced-cirrhotics-red-light-green-light-yellow-light%C3%A2
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EDITORIAL
Thoetchai Bee Peeraphatdit, Patrick S Kamath, Vijay H Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431203/donor-safety-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-the-korean-organ-transplantation-registry-kotry-study
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Jae Geun Lee, Kwang-Woong Lee, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Chong Woo Chu, Bong-Wan Kim, Dong Lak Choi, Young Kyoung You, Dong-Sik Kim, Yang Won Nah, Koo Jeong Kang, In Soek Choi, Hee Chul Yu, Geun Hong, Ho-Seong Han, Shin Hwang, Myoung Soo Kim
Major concerns about donor safety cause controversy and limit the use of living donor liver transplantation to overcome organ shortages. The Korean Organ Transplantation Registry established a nationwide organ transplantation registration system in 2014. We reviewed the prospectively collected data of all 832 live liver donors who underwent procedures between April 2014 and December 2015. We allocated the donors to a left lobe group (n=59) and a right lobe group (n=773) and analyzed the relations between graft types and remaining liver volumes and complications (graded using the Clavien five-tier grading system)...
April 21, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426902/hepatic-steatosis-after-pediatric-liver-transplant
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Emily R Perito, Tabitha Vase, Rageshree Ramachandran, Andrew Phelps, Kuang-Yu Jen, Robert H Lustig, Vickie A Feldstein, Philip Rosenthal
RATIONALE: Hepatic steatosis develops after liver transplant in 30% of adults, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in non-transplanted children. However, post-transplant steatosis has been minimally studied in pediatric liver transplant recipients. We explored the prevalence, persistence, and association with chronic liver damage of hepatic steatosis in these children. RESULTS: In this single-center study of pediatric patients transplanted 1988-2015 (n=318), 31% of those with any post-transplant biopsy (n=271) had ≥1 biopsy with steatosis...
April 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425187/significance-of-measured-intraoperative-portal-vein-flows-after-thrombendvenectomy-in-deceased-donor-liver-transplants-with-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Mark Draoua, Nicole Titze, Amar Gupta, Hoylan T Fernandez, Michael Ramsay, Giovanna Saracino, Gregory McKenna, Testa Giuliano, Goran B Klintmalm, Peter T W Kim
BACKGROUND: Adequate portal vein (PV) flow in liver transplantation is essential for a good outcome, and it may be compromised in patients with portal vein thrombosis (PVT). This study evaluated the impact of intraoperatively measured PV flow after PV thrombendvenectomy on outcomes after deceased donor liver transplantation. STUDY DESIGN: The study included 77 patients over a 16-year period who underwent PV thrombendvenectomy with complete flow data. Patients were classified into two groups: high PV flow (>1300 mL/min, N = 55) and low PV flow (≤1300 mL/min, N = 22)...
April 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425147/liver-retransplantation-recurrent-psc-may-provide-better-outcomes
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EDITORIAL
Jennie Choe, David C Mulligan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422425/negativization-of-viremia-prior-to-liver-transplant-reduces-early-allograft-dysfunction-in-hepatitis-c-recipients
#15
Silvia Martini, Francesco Tandoi, Lodovico Terzi di Bergamo, Silvia Strona, Bruna Lavezzo, Marco Sacco, Francesca Maione, Federica Gonella, Paolo Strignano, Dominic Dell Olio, Mauro Salizzoni, Giorgio Maria Saracco, Renato Romagnoli
Although early allograft dysfunction (EAD) negatively impacts on survival from the first months following liver transplantation (LT), direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) have revolutionized HCV therapy. We investigated the EAD definition best predicting 90-day graft loss and identified EAD risk factors in HCV positive recipients. From 11-2002 to 06-2016, 603 HCV-positive patients (hepatocellular carcinoma 53.4%) underwent a first LT with HCV-negative donors. Median recipient MELD score 15, median donor age 63 years...
April 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422396/a-simplified-multivisceral-transplantation-procedure-for-patients-with-combined-end-stage-liver-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Xiao-Shun He, Shun-Jun Fu, Qiang Zhao, Xiao-Feng Zhu, Dong-Ping Wang, Ming Han, Wei-Qiang Ju, Yi Ma, Jiao Xing-Yuan, Xiao-Peng Yuan, An-Bin Hu, Zhi-Yong Guo
In liver transplant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), the disease worsens after transplantation because of long-term use of diabetogenic immunosuppressive drugs, making management of those patients a great challenge. The objective of our study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a simplified multivisceral transplantation (SMT) procedure for the treatment of patients with end-stage liver disease and concurrent type 2 DM. Forty-four patients who had pretransplant type 2 DM were included. Twenty-three patients received SMT and 21 patients received orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)...
April 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422392/hepatic-artery-reconstruction-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-using-surgical-loupes-achieving-low-rate-of-hepatic-arterial-thrombosis-in-consecutive-741-recipients-tips-and-tricks-to-overcome-the-poor-hepatic-arterial-flow
#17
Ping-Chun Li, Ashok Thorat, Long-Bin Jeng, Horng-Ren Yang, Ming-Li Li, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Te-Hung Chen, Shih-Chao Hsu, Kin-Shing Poon
BACKGROUND: The reconstruction of hepatic artery (HA) is most complex step in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) due to smaller diameter of the artery and increased risk of HA related complications. Due to smaller diameter of the HA, many centres use microsurgical technique with interrupted sutures for arterial anastomosis. Aim of our study was to retrospectively investigate the outcomes after HA reconstruction performed under magnifying loupes using "parachute technique". MATERIALS AND METHODS: From August 2002 to 31(st) August 2016, LDLT was performed in 766 recipients...
April 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407441/same-policy-different-impact-center-level-effects-of-share-35-liver-allocation
#18
Douglas R Murken, Allison W Peng, David D Aufhauser, Peter L Abt, David S Goldberg, Matthew H Levine
Early studies of national data suggest that the Share 35 allocation policy increased liver transplants without compromising post-transplant outcomes. Changes in center-specific volumes and practice patterns in response to the national policy change are not well characterized. Understanding center-level responses to Share 35 is crucial for optimizing the policy and constructing effective future policy revisions. Data from the United Network for Organ Sharing were analyzed to compare center-level volumes of allocation-MELD ≥35 transplants pre- and post-policy implementation...
April 13, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407413/living-donor-liver-transplantation-are-we-ready-for-full-robotic-harvesting
#19
LETTER
Paolo Magistri, Giuseppe Tarantino, Roberto Ballarin, Andrea Coratti, Fabrizio Di Benedetto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407404/re-living-donor-liver-transplantation-are-we-ready-for-full-robotic-harvesting
#20
LETTER
Po-Da Chen, Yao-Ming Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Liver Transplantation
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