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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631103/transesophageal-echocardiography-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-comprehensive-intraoperative-monitoring-tool
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REVIEW
Luigi Vetrugno, Federico Barbariol, Umberto Baccarani, Francesco Forfori, Giovanni Volpicelli, Giorgio Della Rocca
Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is a minimally invasive monitoring tool that can provide real-time visual information on ventricular function and hemodynamic volume status in patients undergoing liver transplantation. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases states that transesophageal echocardiography should be used in all liver transplant candidates in order to assess chamber sizes, hypertrophy, systolic and diastolic function, valvular function, and left ventricle outflow tract obstruction...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624106/alcohol-use-and-smoking-after-liver-transplantation-complications-and-prevention
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REVIEW
José Ursic-Bedoya, Hélène Donnadieu-Rigole, Stéphanie Faure, Georges-Philippe Pageaux
The last thirty years have been very prosperous in the field of liver transplantation (LT), with great advances in organ conservation, surgical techniques, peri-operative management and long-term immunosuppression, resulting in improved patient and graft survival rates as well as quality of life. However, substance addiction after LT, namely alcohol and tobacco, results in short term morbidity together with medium and long-term mortality. The main consequences can be vascular (increased risk of hepatic artery thrombosis in smokers), hepatic (recurrent alcoholic cirrhosis in alcohol relapsers) and oncological (increased risk of malignancy in patients consuming tobacco and/or alcohol after LT)...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616760/liver-segmentation-indications-techniques-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Akshat Gotra, Lojan Sivakumaran, Gabriel Chartrand, Kim-Nhien Vu, Franck Vandenbroucke-Menu, Claude Kauffmann, Samuel Kadoury, Benoît Gallix, Jacques A de Guise, An Tang
OBJECTIVES: Liver volumetry has emerged as an important tool in clinical practice. Liver volume is assessed primarily via organ segmentation of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. The goal of this paper is to provide an accessible overview of liver segmentation targeted at radiologists and other healthcare professionals. METHODS: Using images from CT and MRI, this paper reviews the indications for liver segmentation, technical approaches used in segmentation software and the developing roles of liver segmentation in clinical practice...
June 14, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606879/can-immunosuppression-be-stopped-after-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Pierre-Alain Clavien, Xavier Muller, Michelle L de Oliveira, Philipp Dutkowski, Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo
Liver transplantation has improved dramatically over the past three decades, mainly as a result of advances in surgical techniques and management of post-transplant complications. The focus has now turned towards rescuing additional organs in the face of scarce organ supply, or prevention of long-term toxicity associated with immunosuppression. The liver appears to be privileged in terms of immune tolerance, with a low incidence of antibody-mediated rejection, which is in sharp contrast to other solid organ transplants, such as kidney, lung, and heart transplants...
July 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604841/evaluation-of-potential-changes-in-liver-and-lung-tissue-of-rats-in-an-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-model-modified-pringle-maneuver
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Silvio Henrique Freitas, Renata G S Dória, Rachel S Bueno, William B Rocha, Jair R E Filho, Julieta R E Moraes, Atanásio Serafin Vidane, Carlos E Ambrósio
In surgical procedures involving the liver, such as transplantation, resection, and trauma, a temporary occlusion of hepatic vessels may be required. This study was designed to analyze the lesions promoted by ischemia and reperfusion injury of the hepatic pedicle, in the liver and lung, using histopathological and immunohistochemical techniques. In total, 39 Wistar rats were divided into four groups: control group (C n = 3) and ischemia groups subjected to 10, 20, and 30 minutes of hepatic pedicle clamping (I10, n = 12; I20, n = 12; I30, n = 12)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601178/pediatric-hepatobiliary-neoplasms-an-overview-and-update
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REVIEW
Ali Yikilmaz, Michael George, Edward Y Lee
Recent developments regarding the treatment of pediatric liver tumors have significantly improved patient care. Stimulated by collaboration between international pediatric groups, advances have been made in surgical techniques, transplantation options, and chemotherapy schemas. In light of this progress, clear understanding of the state-of-the-art imaging evaluation of hepatobiliary tumors has become even more integral to the effective management of children with hepatic neoplasms. The unique imaging features of hepatic neoplasms in the pediatric population, when coupled with supportive demographic data and laboratory findings, can lead to accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of hepatobiliary tumors...
July 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600688/endoscopic-management-of-biliary-strictures-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Takeshi Tsujino, Hiroyuki Isayama, Hirofumi Kogure, Tatsuya Sato, Yousuke Nakai, Kazuhiko Koike
Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is an effective alternative to deceased liver transplantation (DDLT) for end-stage liver disease. Although advances in surgical techniques, immunosuppressive management, and post-transplant care have improved the overall outcomes of LDLT, biliary strictures remain the major unsolved problem. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is currently considered the first-line therapy for biliary strictures following LDLT with duct-to-duct reconstruction, with percutaneous and surgical interventions reserved for patients with unsuccessful management via ERCP...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598912/cardiac-output-measurements-based-on-the-pulse-wave-transit-time-and-thoracic-impedance-exhibit-limited-agreement-with-thermodilution-method-during-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Aurora Magliocca, Emanuele Rezoagli, Thomas Anthony Anderson, Sara Maria Burns, Fumito Ichinose, Hovig Vatche Chitilian
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is characterized by significant intraoperative hemodynamic variability. Accurate and real-time cardiac output (CO) monitoring aids clinical decision making during OLT. The purpose of this study is to compare accuracy, precision, and trending ability of CO estimation obtained noninvasively using pulse wave transit time (estimated continuous cardiac output [esCCO; Nihon Kohden, Tokyo, Japan]) or thoracic bioimpedance (ICON; Osypka Medical GmbH, Berlin, Germany) to thermodilution cardiac output (TDCO) measured with a pulmonary artery catheter...
June 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583546/surgical-techniques-of-allogeneic-liver-transplantation-in-a-nonhuman-primate-model
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H Kim, H Kim, J-I Lee, S W Ahn, S K Hong, K C Yoon, H-S Kim, J-Y Choi, D Oh, N-J Yi, J Yang, K-W Lee, K-S Suh
Herein, we report our experience of performing allogeneic orthotopic liver transplantation (LT) in nonhuman primates. We designed an allogeneic ABO-compatible orthotopic LT model in monkeys in a manner similar to that used in humans. We applied almost the same surgical procedures used for human conventional deceased donor LT. A total of 6 monkeys underwent allogeneic LT. One cynomolgus monkey aged 45 months (3.4 kg) and 5 rhesus macaque monkeys aged 50.2 ± 14.8 months (5.40 ± 0.33 kg) were used as recipients...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547740/biliary-duodenal-anastomosis-using-magnetic-compression-following-massive-resection-of-small-intestine-due-to-strangulated-ileus-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
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Ryusuke Saito, Hiroyuki Tahara, Seiichi Shimizu, Masahiro Ohira, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Hideki Ohdan
BACKGROUND: Despite the improvements of surgical techniques and postoperative management of patients with liver transplantation, biliary complications are one of the most common and important adverse events. We present a first case of choledochoduodenostomy using magnetic compression following a massive resection of the small intestine due to strangulated ileus after living donor liver transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: The 54-year-old female patient had end-stage liver disease, secondary to liver cirrhosis, due to primary sclerosing cholangitis with ulcerative colitis...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510341/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-patients-older-than-age-70-years-a-single-center-experience
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J H Kwon, Y I Yoon, G W Song, K H Kim, D B Moon, D H Jung, G C Park, E Y Tak, V A Kirchner, S G Lee
Over the past two decades, the age of liver transplantation (LT) recipients has been increasing. We reviewed our experience with LT for patients aged 70 years or older (range: 70-78) and investigated the feasibility of performing LT, especially living donor LT (LDLT), for older patients. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 25 patients (15 LDLT recipients, 10 DDLT recipients), aged 70 years or older who underwent LT from January 2000 to April 2016. Their perioperative morbidity rate was 28.0% and the in-hospital mortality rate was 16...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501125/direct-orthotopic-implantation-of-hepatic-organoids
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Vivian X Zhou, Macarena Lolas, Tammy T Chang
BACKGROUND: Liver organoids show potential for development as a tissue replacement therapy for patients with end-stage liver disease, but efficient methods for introducing organoids into host livers have not been established. In this study, we aimed to develop a surgical technique to implant hepatic organoids into the liver and assess their engraftment. METHODS: Donor hepatocytes were isolated from ROSA26 C57BL/6 mice, so that engrafted cells, when implanted into wild-type mice, could be easily identified by X-gal staining...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497648/intrahepatic-cholangiojejunostomy-for-complex-biliary-stenosis-after-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Fernando A Alvarez, Rodrigo Sanchez Claria, Juan Glinka, Martin de Santibañes, Juan Pekolj, Eduardo de Santibañes, Miguel A Ciardullo
The treatment of biliary stenosis after pediatric LDLT is challenging. We describe an innovative technique of peripheral IHCJ for the treatment of patients with complex biliary stenosis after pediatric LDLT in whom percutaneous treatment failed. During surgery, the percutaneous biliary drainage is removed and a flexible metal stylet is introduced trough the tract. Subsequently, the most superficial aspect of the biliary tree is recognized by palpation of the stylet's round tip in the liver surface. The liver parenchyma is then transected until the bile duct is reached...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489450/anaesthesia-for-liver-transplantation
#14
Sonali V Thakrar, Clare N Melikian
Liver transplantation is a complex procedure that requires a truly multidisciplinary team approach with anaesthetic involvement from the outset in order to ensure excellent outcomes. Before a patient is placed on the waiting list for a liver transplant, a thorough evaluation is undertaken and his/her suitability for transplantation discussed in a patient selection committee meeting. The perioperative management of patients requiring transplantation can be challenging because of the systemic implications of liver disease, approaches to surgical technique and the quality of the grafts used; an increase in the use of marginal donor organs to meet the organ demand poses its own unique difficulties...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467297/successful-hepatoatrial-anastomosis-during-a-consecutive-liver-retransplant-in-the-same-patient-shows-good-long-term-results-case-report-and-2-year-follow-up
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Konrad Kobryń, Paweł Nyckowski, Piotr Milkiewicz, Grzegorz Niewiński, Jolanta Piwowarska, Wojciech Figiel, Piotr Smoter, Michał Wasilewicz, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
Liver retransplant is the last and only treatment for patients with irreversible graft failure. It is recognized as a high-risk procedure; thus surgical difficulties are multiplied with every successive liver transplant. Liver retransplant is a demanding technical procedure for the surgeon, with no guarantee of postoperative and long-term survival. Here, we report a 29-year-old male patient who underwent a liver transplant in April 2009 due to primary sclerosing cholangitis with overlapping autoimmune hepatitis...
May 3, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466653/external-radiotherapy-and-brachytherapy-in-the-management-of-extrahepatic-and-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-available-evidence
#16
Puja Sahai, Senthil Kumar
This review aims to summarize the currently available evidence for the role of external radiotherapy and brachytherapy in the management of cholangiocarcinoma. High locoregional disease recurrence rates after surgical resection alone for both the extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC) provide a rationale for using adjuvant radiotherapy with chemotherapy. We performed a literature search related to radiotherapy in cholangiocarcinoma published between 2000 and 2016. The role of radiation is discussed in the adjuvant, neoadjuvant, definitive and the palliative setting...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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-741-consecutive-recipients-tips-and-tricks-to-overcome-the-poor-hepatic-arterial-flow
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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
The reconstruction of the hepatic artery (HA) is the most complex step in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) because of the smaller diameter of the artery and the increased risk of HA-related complications. Because of the smaller diameter of the HA, many centers use a microsurgical technique with interrupted sutures for arterial anastomosis. The aim of our study was to retrospectively investigate the outcomes after HA reconstruction performed under magnifying loupes using the "parachute technique." From August 1, 2002 to August 31, 2016, LDLT was performed in 766 recipients...
July 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355772/-progress-in-application-of-three-dimensional-imaging-technique-in-complex-hepatobiliary-surgery
#18
G W Ji, F P Zhu, X C Li
Hepatobiliary surgery is considered to be technically challenging because of complex intrahepatic and perihilar anatomical structures and variations.Nowadays, three-dimensional imaging technique plays an important role in the time of precise liver surgery.Three-dimensional images depict the spatial location of tumor, and the course, confluence pattern and variation of portal vein, hepatic artery, biliary system and hepatic vein distinctly while showing involved hepatic segments and the relationship with adjacent vessels from omnidirectional view, measuring the length of margin and future remnant liver...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355466/invasive-mould-infections-in-the-icu-setting-complexities-and-solutions
#19
Matteo Bassetti, Emilio Bouza
Infections caused by filamentous fungi represent a major burden in the ICU. Invasive aspergillosis is emerging in non-neutropenic individuals with predisposing conditions, e.g. corticosteroid treatment, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver cirrhosis, solid organ cancer, HIV infection and transplantation. Diagnosis is challenging because the signs and symptoms are non-specific, and initiation of additional diagnostic examinations is often delayed because clinical suspicion is low. Isolation of an Aspergillus species from the respiratory tract in critically ill patients, and tests such as serum galactomannan, bronchoalveolar lavage 1-3-β-d-glucan and specific PCR should be interpreted with caution...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355381/bariatric-surgery-in-individuals-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-narrative-review
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Everton Cazzo, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, Francisco Callejas-Neto, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim
Introduction: Bariatric surgery has become the gold standard treatment for morbid obesity, but there is no consensus regarding its safety and efficacy among individuals with chronic liver diseases. Objective: To critically evaluate the existing evidence on literature about bariatric surgery in individuals with liver cirrhosis. Method: Narrative review performed by means of an online search in the MEDLINE and LILACS databases. Results: Bariatric surgery is safe and effective in individuals with chronic liver disease without clinical decompensation or significant portal hypertension...
February 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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