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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809736/monosegmental-alpps-after-bilateral-hepatectomy
#1
Klaus Steinbru Ck, Marcelo D'Oliveira, Renato Cano, Marcelo Enne
Associated liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has emerged as an alternative for patients with bilobar colorectal liver metastasis and a small future liver remnant (FLR). In cases of extensive disease, ALPPS can be performed, leaving only one segment of the liver as FLR. We describe a case of monosegmental ALPPS using segment 4 as FLR. In conclusion, ALPPS should be reserved for a selected group of patients. Monosegmental ALPPS is feasible, but should be performed by hepatobiliary surgeons in specialized centers...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807031/inflammation-and-pro-resolution-inflammation-after-hepatobiliary-surgery
#2
Juan P Cata, Jose F Velasquez, Maria F Ramirez, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Vijaya Gottumukkala, Claudius Conrad, Bradford J Kim, Thomas Aloia
BACKGROUND: The magnitude of the perioperative inflammatory response plays a role in surgical outcomes. However, few studies have explored the mechanisms of the resolution of inflammation in the context of surgery. Here, we described the temporal kinetics of interleukin-6, cortisol, lipoxin A4, and resolvin D in patients who underwent oncologic liver resections. METHODS: All patients gave written informed consent. Demographic and perioperative surgical data were collected, along with blood samples, before surgery and on the mornings of postoperative days 1, 3, and 5...
August 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806319/transient-segmental-enhancement-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-comparison-between-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-computed-tomography
#3
Kun Sun, Wei Zhu, Yan Luo, Yongzhong Li, Xiang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the correlation between the transient segmental enhancement (TSE) of liver abscesses on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: In total, 42 abscesses in 38 patients were evaluated with real-time CEUS and contrast-enhanced CT imaging. The CT imaging and CEUS examinations were performed within one to 2 days of each other in all cases. The initial reports of the observations of TSE on CEUS scans were correlated later with the findings of TSE on contrast-enhanced CT images...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804570/value-of-quality-of-life-analysis-in-liver-cancer-a-clinician-s-perspective
#4
REVIEW
Leung Li, Winnie Yeo
Health related quality of life (HRQOL) is increasingly recognized as an important clinical parameter and research endpoint in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HRQOL in HCC patients is multifaceted and affected by medical factor which encompasses HCC and its complications, oncological and palliative treatment for HCC, underlying liver disease, as well as the psychological, social or spiritual reaction to the disease. Many patients presented late with advanced disease and limited survival, plagued with multiple symptoms, rendering QOL a very important aspect in their general well being...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766094/risk-of-depressive-symptoms-associated-with-morbidity-in-postpartum-women-in-rural-bangladesh
#5
Pamela J Surkan, Kwame S Sakyi, Parul Christian, Sucheta Mehra, Alain Labrique, Hasmot Ali, Barkat Ullah, Lee Wu, Rolf Klemm, Mahbubur Rashid, Keith P West, Donna M Strobino
Objectives Depression following pregnancy is common, but its extent and association with maternal morbidity in the first 6 months postpartum have not been well described in low resource settings such as rural Bangladesh. Methods We used data from a population-based, community trial of approximately 39,000 married rural Bangladeshi women aged 13-44 between 2001 and 2007 to examine the relation between women's reported morbidity symptoms from childbirth to 3 months postpartum, and subsequent depressive symptoms assessed at 6 months postpartum...
August 1, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758405/blood-metabolic-signatures-of-body-mass-index-a-targeted-metabolomics-study-in-the-epic-cohort
#6
Marion Carayol, Michael F Leitzmann, Pietro Ferrari, Raul Zamora-Ros, David Achaintre, Magdalena Stepien, Julie A Schmidt, Ruth C Travis, Kim Overvad, Anne Tjønneland, Louise Hansen, Rudolf Kaaks, Tilman Kühn, Heiner Boeing, Ursula Bachlechner, Antonia Trichopoulou, Christina Bamia, Domenico Palli, Claudia Agnoli, Rosario Tumino, Paolo Vineis, Salvatore Panico, J Ramón Quirós, Emilio Sanchez-Cantalejo, José María Huerta, Eva Ardanaz, Larraitz Arriola, Antonio Agudo, Jan Nilsson, Olle Melander, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Petra H Peeters, Nick Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Mazda Jenab, Timothy J Key, Augustin Scalbert, Sabina Rinaldi
OBJECTIVE: Metabolomic is now widely used to characterize metabolic phenotypes associated with lifestyle risk factors such as obesity. The objective of the present study was to explore the associations of body mass index (BMI) with 145 metabolites measured in blood samples in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. METHODS: Metabolites were measured in blood from 392 men from the Oxford (UK) cohort (EPIC-Oxford) and in 327 control subjects who were part of a nested case-control study on hepatobiliary carcinomas (EPIC-Hepatobiliary)...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755468/association-between-gallbladder-ultrasound-findings-and-bacterial-culture-of-bile-in-70-cats-and-202-dogs
#7
R Policelli Smith, J L Gookin, W Smolski, M F Di Cicco, M Correa, G S Seiler
BACKGROUND: Bacterial cholecystitis often is diagnosed by combination of gallbladder ultrasound (US) findings and positive results of bile culture. The value of gallbladder US in determining the likelihood of bile bacterial infection in cats and dogs with suspected biliary disease is unknown. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of gallbladder US in predicting bile bacterial culture results, identify most common bacterial isolates from bile, and describe complications after cholecystocentesis in cats and dogs with suspected hepatobiliary disease...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754451/role-of-inflammation-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-cholangiocyte-pathophysiology
#8
REVIEW
Claudio, Debora Maria Giordano, Luca Maroni, Marco Marzioni
Cholangiocytes, the epithelial cells lining the bile ducts, are an important subset of liver cells. They are involved in the modification of bile volume and composition, and respond to endogenous and exogenous stimuli. Along the biliary tree, two different kinds of cholangiocytes exist: small and large cholangiocytes. Each type has different features and biological role in physiologic and pathologic conditions, and their immunobiology is important for understanding biliary diseases. Cholangiocytes provide the first line of defence against luminal microbes in the hepatobiliary system...
July 25, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754415/prospects-and-challenges-towards-sustainable-liver-fluke-control
#9
REVIEW
Banchob Sripa, Pierre Echaubard
The liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini (Ov) is endemic in Southeast Asia where more than 10 million people are estimated to be infected. The infection is associated with several hepatobiliary diseases, including cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Northeast Thailand is a hotspot for Ov transmission, and, despite extensive public health prevention campaigns led by the government, the prevalence of Ov infection is still high. High infection rates result from cultural and ecological complexities where wet-rice agrarian habitats, centuries-old raw-food culture, and the parasite's complex biology combine to create an ideal transmission arena...
June 27, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753176/cystic-fibrosis-related-liver-disease-research-challenges-and-future-perspectives
#10
Dominique Debray, Michael R Narkewicz, Frank A J A Bodewes, Carla Colombo, Chantal Housset, Hugo R de Jonge, Johan W Jonker, Deirdre A Kelly, Simon C Ling, Thierry Poynard, Philippe Sogni, Michael Trauner, Peter Witters, Ulrich Baumann, Michael Wilschanski, Henkjan J Verkade
OBJECTIVES: Hepatobiliary complications are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. However, knowledge of the underlying pathological aspects and optimal clinical management is sorely lacking. METHODS: We provide a summary of the lectures given by international speakers at the ESPGHAN monothematic conference on CF-related liver disease (CFLD) held in Paris in January 2016, to discuss the status of our current knowledge of liver disease in CF patients, to define the critical areas that need to be addressed and to resolve actions to elucidate relevant mechanisms of disease to optimise future therapeutic options...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745070/management-options-for-cholestatic-liver-disease-in-children
#11
Andrea Catzola, Pietro Vajro
Due to a peculiar age-dependent increased susceptibility, neonatal cholestasis affects the liver of approximately 1 in every 2500 term infants. A high index of suspicion is the key to an early diagnosis, and to implement timely, often life-saving treatments. Even when specific treatment is not available or curative, prompt medical management and optimization of nutrition are of paramount importance to survival and avoidance of complications. Areas covered: The present article will prominently focus on a series of newer diagnostic and therapeutic options of cholestasis in neonates and infants blended with consolidated established paradigms...
July 28, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742376/hypervascular-transformation-of-hypovascular-hypointense-nodules-in-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Chong Hyun Suh, Kyung Won Kim, Junhee Pyo, Jayoun Lee, So Yeon Kim, Seong Ho Park
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcomes of hypovascular hypointense nodules in the hepatobiliary phase of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI and the risk factors for the hypervascular transformation of the nodules through a systematic review and meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Ovid-MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for published studies of hypovascular hypointense nodules in patients with chronic liver disease. The pooled proportions of the overall and cumulative incidence rates at 1, 2, and 3 years for the transformation of hypovascular hypointense nodules into hypervascular hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) were assessed by using random-effects modeling...
July 25, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742016/intraoperative-ultrasonography-of-the-biliary-tract-using-saline-as-a-contrast-agent-a-fast-and-accurate-technique-to-identify-complex-biliary-anatomy
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Abhijit Chandra, Vivek Gupta, Rahul Rahul, Manoj Kumar, Ajeet Maurya
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative assessment of biliary tract anatomy is relevant for a number of benign and malignant hepatobiliary diseases. During biliary reconstruction, drainage of all relevant bile ducts is imperative to prevent atrophy of undrained segment, cholangitis and secondary biliary cirrhosis. Intraoperative cholangiography, though widely used for intraoperative imaging of the biliary tract, involves heavy equipment use, radiation risk and has a limited role in the evaluation of isolated segmental bile ducts...
August 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738955/primary-site-predicts-grade-for-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#14
Timothy L Fitzgerald, Catalina Mosquera, C Suzanne Lea, Matthew McMullen
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) are rare and abstruse neoplasms with increasing incidence and clinical relevance. The National Cancer Data Base was examined to identify GEP-NET cases from 2004 to 2013. In total, 39,454 patients diagnosed with GEP-NET were identified. Median age was 61 years. Majority was female (50.13%), white (79.49%), and had low-grade neoplasms (84.39%). On univariate analysis, age, sex, race, primary site, tumor size, and regional lymph node involvement were associated with tumor grade (P < 0...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733223/sequencing-of-fic1-bsep-and-mdr3-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-cholestasis-revealed-a-high-number-of-different-genetic-variants
#15
Carola Dröge, Michele Bonus, Ulrich Baumann, Caroline Klindt, Elke Lainka, Simone Kathemann, Florian Brinkert, Enke Grabhorn, Eva-Doreen Pfister, Daniel Wenning, Alexander Fichtner, Daniel N Gotthardt, Karl Heinz Weiss, Patrick McKiernan, Ratna Dua Puri, I C Verma, Stefanie Kluge, Holger Gohlke, Lutz Schmitt, Ralf Kubitz, Dieter Häussinger, Verena Keitel
BACKGROUND&AIMS: The bile salt export pump (BSEP, ABCB11), multidrug resistance protein 3 (MDR3, ABCB4) and the ATPase familial intrahepatic cholestasis 1 (FIC1, ATP8B1) mediate bile formation. Mutations in these genes underlie cholestatic liver diseases ranging from intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis or low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis to progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis. METHODS: Coding exons with flanking intron regions of ATP8B1, ABCB11, and ABCB4 were sequenced in cholestatic patients with assumed genetic cause...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731820/uncommon-neoplasms-of-the-biliary-tract-radiological-findings
#16
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Salvatore Filice, Antonio Avallone, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
OBJECTIVES: To report our cancer center experience in the biliary tumors incidence other than cholangiocellular-carcinoma (CCC), emphasizing the radiological features. METHODS: 197 patients with biliary disease undergoing Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI were reviewed. Four radiologists evaluated retrospectively size, structure, anatomical site, and signal intensity of lesions on MRI. Enhancement-pattern during the arterial-, portal-, and late-phase on US, CT and MR study was assessed as well as the enhancement pattern during the hepatobiliary-phase on MRI...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727174/alkaline-phosphatase-discovery-and-naming-of-our-favorite-enzyme
#17
Alejandro F Siller, Michael P Whyte
Alkaline phosphatase can be considered "our favorite enzyme" for reasons apparent to those who diagnose and treat metabolic bone diseases or who study skeletal biology. Few might know, however, that alkaline phosphatase likely represents the most frequently assayed enzyme in all of Medicine. Elevated activity in the circulation is universally recognized as a marker for skeletal or hepatobiliary disease. Nevertheless, the assay conditions in many ways are non-physiological. The term alkaline phosphatase emerged when it became necessary to distinguish "bone phosphatase" from the phosphatase in the prostate that features an acidic pH optimum...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712691/biliary-bile-acids-in-hepatobiliary-injury-what-is-the-link
#18
REVIEW
Peter Fickert, Martin Wagner
The main trigger for liver injury in acquired cholestatic liver disease remains unclear. However, the accumulation of bile acids (BAs) undoubtedly plays a role. Recent progress in deciphering the pathomechanisms of inborn cholestatic liver diseases, decoding mechanisms of BA-induced cell death, and generating modern BA-derived drugs has improved the understanding of the regulation of BA synthesis and transport. Now is the appropriate time to reassess current knowledge about the specific role of BAs in hepatobiliary injury...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708894/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy-for-differential-assessment-of-liver-abnormalities-induced-by-opisthorchis-felineus-in-an-animal-model
#19
Alexandra G Pershina, Vladimir V Ivanov, Lina V Efimova, Oleg B Shevelev, Sergey V Vtorushin, Tatjana V Perevozchikova, Alexey E Sazonov, Ludmila M Ogorodova
BACKGROUND: European liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus, causing opisthorchiasis disease, is widespread in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and sporadically detected in the EU countries. O. felineus infection leads to hepatobiliary pathological changes, cholangitis, fibrosis and, in severe cases, malignant transformation of bile ducts. Due to absence of specific symptoms, the infection is frequently neglected for a long period. The association of opisthorchiasis with almost incurable bile duct cancer and rising international migration of people that increases the risk of the parasitic etiology of liver fibrosis in non-endemic regions determine high demand for development of approaches to opisthorchiasis detection...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701858/early-experience-in-starting-a-laparoscopic-liver-resection-program-in-greece
#20
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Ioannis D Kostakis, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Petros Charalampoudis, Stylianos Kykalos, Gregory Kouraklis, Dimitrios Mantas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic liver resections (LLRs) have gained wider acceptance during the decade as safe and efficient procedures in the management of several benign and malignant diseases when performed by experienced surgeons. We report our initial institutional experience with LLRs performed by 1 certified hepatobiliary surgeon. METHODS: Patients undergoing LLRs by 1 senior hepatobiliary surgeon in our Institution during the period from January 2012 through January 2017 were prospectively sampled and retrospectively analyzed for the purposes of this study...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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