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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634688/acute-variceal-bleeding-risk-stratification-and-management-including-tips
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REVIEW
Virginia Hernández-Gea, Claudia Berbel, Anna Baiges, Juan C García-Pagán
Acute variceal bleeding should be suspected in all patients with cirrhosis presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Vasoactive drugs and prophylactic antibiotics must be started as soon as possible, even before performing the diagnostic endoscopy. Once the patient is hemodynamically stable, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis and provide endoscopic therapy (preferably banding ligation). After this initial approach, the most appropriate therapy to prevent both early and late rebleeding must be instituted following a risk stratification strategy...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632515/p4-stump-approach-for-intraoperative-portal-vein-stenting-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation-an-innovative-technique-for-a-challenging-problem
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Chao-Long Chen, Yu-Fan Cheng, Viola Huang, Ting-Lung Lin, Yi-Chia Chan, Hsin-You Ou, Chee-Chien Yong, Shih-Ho Wang, Chih-Che Lin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of the P4 stump stenting approach for treating portal vein (PV) complications in pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). BACKGROUND: PV complications cause significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric LDLT. Biliary atresia in the backdrop of pathological PV hypoplasia and sclerosis heightens the complexity of PV reconstruction. The authors developed a novel approach for intraoperative PV stenting via the graft segment 4 PV stump (P4 stump) to address this challenge...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632135/evaluation-of-the-branched-chain-amino-acid-to-tyrosine-ratio-prior-to-treatment-as-a-prognostic-predictor-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Toru Ishikawa, Michitaka Imai, Masayoshi Ko, Hiroki Sato, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Keiichi Seki, Terasu Honma, Toshiaki Yoshida
This study evaluated whether the branched-chain amino acid-to-tyrosine ratio (BTR) is a prognostic predictive factor in patients with liver cirrhosis by determining the relationship of the BTR with event-free survival in a retrospective, observational cohort study. The medical records of patients with liver cirrhosis who visited our institution from February 2000 to May 2012 were examined. Events due to liver cirrhosis were defined as death, worsening of esophageal and/or gastric varices, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver failure...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629642/splenic-vein-reconstruction-is-unnecessary-in-pancreatoduodenectomy-combined-with-resection-of-the-superior-mesenteric-vein-portal-vein-confluence-according-to-short-term-outcomes
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Haruyoshi Tanaka, Akimasa Nakao, Kenji Oshima, Kiyotsugu Iede, Yukiko Oshima, Hironobu Kobayashi, Yasunori Kimura
BACKGROUND: Superior mesenteric vein-portal vein confluence resection combined with pancreatoduodenectomy (SMPVrPD) is occasionally required for resection of pancreatic head tumors. It remains unclear whether such situations require splenic vein (SV) reconstruction for decompression of left-sided portal hypertension (LSPH). METHODS: The data from 93 of 104 patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for pancreatic head malignancies were reviewed. Surgical outcomes in three groups-standard PD (control group), PD combined with vascular resection and SV preservation (SVp group), and SMPVrPD with SV resection (SVr group)-were compared...
June 16, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624034/factors-influencing-failure-to-rescue-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-project-perspective
#5
Patrick R Varley, David A Geller, Allan Tsung
BACKGROUND: Failure to rescue is the concept of death after a complication, and it is an important factor driving variation in mortality rates after pancreatic surgery. The purpose of this study was to conduct a retrospective review of a large, multi-institutional data set to describe patient-level risk factors for failure to rescue in greater detail. METHODS: From the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program participant use file, 14,557 patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy were identified...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622450/large-esophageal-varice-screening-by-a-sequential-algorithm-using-a-cirrhosis-blood-test-and-optionally-capsule-endoscopy
#6
Paul Calès, Sylvie Sacher-Huvelin, Dominique Valla, Christophe Bureau, Anne Olivier, Frédéric Oberti, Jérôme Boursier, Jean Paul Galmiche
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Large esophageal varice (LEV) screening is recommended in cirrhosis. We performed a prospective study to improve non-invasive LEV screening. DESIGN: 287 patients with cirrhosis had upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (LEV reference), esophageal capsule endoscopy (ECE), liver elastography and blood marker analyses. CirrhoMeter (cirrhosis blood test), the most accurate non-invasive LEV test, was segmented for cirrhosis (reference comparator) or LEV...
June 16, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617890/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-the-treatment-of-achalasia-in-a-patient-with-esophageal-varices-a-case-report
#7
Naning Shen, Xin Wang, Xiaoyin Zhang, Liping Yao, Huahong Xie, Hongbo Zhang
Achalasia is very uncommon, and rarely does achalasia co-exist with esophageal varices. We present a 62-year-old woman who was diagnosed with both achalasia and esophageal varices in December 2014 and had a past history of hematemesis. The patient's achalasia symptoms' Eckardt score was 9, and her hepatic function was Child-Pugh grade A6. After comprehensive assessment of the patient's health and discussion of the pros and cons of various therapies for achalasia, the patient underwent a peroral endoscopic myotomy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616396/management-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-elderly-patients-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-university-hospital
#8
Koichiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kurumi, Yohei Takeda, Kazuo Yashima, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) is the main cause of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Endoscopic treatment and acid suppression with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are most important in the management of PUB and these treatments have reduced mortality. However, elderly patients sometimes have a poor prognostic outcome due to severe comorbidities. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 504 cases with acute non-variceal UGIB who were examined in our hospital, in order to reveal the risk factor of a poor outcome in elderly patients...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616388/unusual-haemodynamics-in-two-dogs-and-two-cats-with-portosystemic-shunt-implications-for-distinguishing-between-congenital-and-acquired-conditions
#9
Mario Ricciardi
Extrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (PSS) in small animals can be congenital (CPSS) or acquired (APSS) as a consequence of portal hypertension (PH), and are distinguished on the bases of their anatomical pattern. A precise morphologic imaging assessment, along with clinical and histopathologic findings, is important for distinguishing patients with PH from those with congenital PSSs, which require different therapeutic approach. Expected findings in patients with PH are presence of ascites, multiple APSS, and a confirmed cause of portal flow obstruction...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614535/should-azoospermic-patients-with-varicocele-disease-undergo-surgery-to-recover-fertility
#10
Leonardo de Souza Alves, Francisco Batista de Oliveira
Introduction: Varicocele disease is well-known cause of infertility in men. The presence of spermatic varices veins create a hostile environment to spermatogenesis. It results in reduced quality of the sperm production and in some cases can determine a total absence of sperm. The varicocelectomy procedure in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) can raise the rates of sperm in the semen analysis. A positive rate for sperm, even if very low, may be sufficient to enable the capture of sperm intended for in-vitro fertilization without the use of donor sperm...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614248/endoscopic-variceal-ligation-induced-ulcer-bleeding-what-are-the-risk-factors-and-treatment-strategies
#11
Eunae Cho, Chung Hwan Jun, Sung Bum Cho, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
This study was aimed to determine the risk factors of endoscopic variceal ligation-(EVL) induced ulcer bleeding.The prevalence of EVL-induced ulcer bleeding is reported to be 3.6%. However, there are only limited reports of this serious complication, and the risk factors and the treatment methods are not well established.A total of 430 patients who had undergone EVL in Chonnam National University Hospital from January 2014 to October 2016 were studied. EVL was performed for prophylaxis or acute hemorrhage. The patients were classified into 2 groups: a bleeding group (n = 33) and a non-bleeding group (n = 397)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612224/extrahepatic-portal-venous-obstruction-what-should-be-the-mainstay-of-treatment
#12
Richa Lal, Moinak Sen Sarma, Manish K Gupta
The two cornerstones of management for Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) are endotherapy and surgery [Porto-systemic shunts (PSS)/Mesorex bypass (MRB)]. Endotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for acute variceal bleed control and has also been used extensively for secondary prophylaxis till variceal eradication is achieved. However, long-term follow-up beyond endoscopic eradication of esophageal varices (EEEV) indicates that there are numerous delayed bleed and non bleed sequelae of EHPVO, which merit surgery as a definitive procedure to decompress the hypertensive portal venous system...
June 14, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611971/diagnosis-and-management-of-hepatobiliary-complications-in-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
#13
REVIEW
Andrew Wehrman, Alyssa Kriegermeier, Jessica Wen
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a congenital hepatorenal fibrocystic disease. The hepatic manifestations of ARPKD can range from asymptomatic to portal hypertension and massively dilated biliary system that results in liver transplantation. Hepatic complications of ARPKD typically present with signs of portal hypertension (splenomegaly and thrombocytopenia) or cholangitis. Liver disease in ARPKD does not always correlate with severity of renal disease. Management of ARPKD-related liver disease is largely treating specific symptoms, such as antibiotics for cholangitis or endoscopic treatment for variceal bleeding...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610476/budd-chiari-syndrome-with-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-characteristic-and-long-term-outcomes-of-endovascular-treatment
#14
Peng-Li Zhou, Gang Wu, Xin-Wei Han, Lei Yan, Wen-Guang Zhang
Purpose To identify the characteristics and evaluate the long-term outcomes of endovascular treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Methods Forty-seven consecutive Budd-Chiari syndrome patients with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage were referred for the treatment with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty, and subsequently underwent follow-up. Data were retrospectively collected and follow-up observations were performed at 1, 2, 2-5, and 5-8 years postoperatively. Results Cirrhosis was presented in 16 patients, and splenoportography reviewed obvious varices in 18 patients...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599314/combination-therapy-versus-pharmacotherapy-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-or-the-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-alone-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Lu-Lu Lin, Shi-Ming Du, Yan Fu, Hui-Yun Gu, Lei Wang, Zhi-Yuan Jian, Xian-Feng Shen, Jie Luo, Chao Zhang
Patients with liver cirrhosis and variceal hemorrhage are at increased risk of rebleeding. We performed a meta-analysis toassess the clinical efficacy of combination therapy (pharmacotherapy and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL)) compared with pharmacotherapy, EVL, or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) alone in the prevention of rebleeding and mortality. A literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, up until November 2016, identified relevant randomized controlled trials...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594784/retrospective-study-to-compare-selective-decongestive-devascularization-and-gastrosplenic-shunt-versus-splenectomy-with-pericardial-devascularization-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-esophagogastric-varices-due-to-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension
#16
Haili Bao, Qikuan He, Ninggao Dai, Ruifan Ye, Qiyu Zhang
BACKGROUND For patients with esophagogastric varices secondary to portal hypertension due to liver cirrhosis, portosystemic shunts and devascularization have become the most commonly used treatment methods. We have developed a novel surgical approach for the treatment of patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension, selective decongestive devascularization, and shunt of the gastrosplenic region (SDDS-GSR). This aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of SDDS-GSR with splenectomy with pericardial devascularization (SPD)...
June 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591243/platelet-count-squared-spleen-diameter-aspartate-aminotransferase-ratio-non-invasive-method-to-predict-esophageal-varices
#17
Ângelo Zambam de Mattos, Larissa Faraco Daros, Angelo Alves de Mattos
BACKGROUND: - Variceal bleeding has a high mortality among cirrhotics, and screening with endoscopy is indicated at the diagnosis of cirrhosis. Screening with endoscopy implies discomfort, risks and considerable costs. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate platelet count squared/spleen diameter-aspartate aminotransferase ratio (PS/SA), as a non-invasive predictor of esophageal varices in cirrhotics. METHODS: - This cross-sectional study evaluated cirrhotics for PS/SA and presence of esophageal varices...
May 25, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591006/assessment-of-functional-liver-reserve-old-and-new-in-99mtc-sulfur-colloid-scintigraphy
#18
Manuela M Matesan, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Robert S Miyaoka, James W Velez, Michele F Wanner, Matthew J Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Hubert J Vesselle
PURPOSE: A semiquantitative assessment of hepatic reticuloendothelial system function using colloidal particles scintigraphy has been proposed previously as a surrogate for liver function evaluation. In this article, we present an updated method for the overall assessment of technetium-99m (Tc)-sulfur colloid (SC) biodistribution that combines information from planar and attenuation-corrected Tc-SC single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The imaging protocol described here was developed as an easy-to-implement method to assess overall and regional liver function changes associated with chronic liver disease...
June 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588179/childhood-wilson-disease-bangladesh-perspective
#19
M Rukunuzzaman, A B Karim, M Nurullah, F Sultana, M W Mazumder, M A Rahman, S B Billah, F Begum, M Oliullah
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting copper metabolism causing copper induced damage to various organs. In children liver is commonly involved. Central nervous system, eyes, RBC, kidneys, brain and bones may also be affected. Aim of the study is to evaluate clinical & laboratory profile of Wilson's disease in children. This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted at the department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2011 to December, 2013...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588171/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-esophageal-varices-in-children-with-chronic-liver-disease
#20
M I Hasan, M Rukunuzzaman, M Nurullah, F Sultana
Esophageal varices are a serious consequence of portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver diseases. Several studies have evaluated possible noninvasive markers of esophageal varices to reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies in patients with chronic liver disease. Aim of this study was to identify clinical and laboratory predictors of esophageal varices in children with chronic liver disease. This cross sectional observational study was done at Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, over a period of 6 months...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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