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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895416/practice-guidelines-for-the-pathological-diagnosis-of-primary-liver-cancer-2015-update
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REVIEW
Wen-Ming Cong, Hong Bu, Jie Chen, Hui Dong, Yu-Yao Zhu, Long-Hai Feng, Jun Chen, Guideline Committee
In 2010, a panel of Chinese pathologists reported the first expert consensus for the pathological diagnosis of primary liver cancers to address the many contradictions and inconsistencies in the pathological characteristics and diagnostic criteria for PLC. Since then considerable clinicopathological studies have been conducted globally, prompting us to update the practice guidelines for the pathological diagnosis of PLC. In April 18, 2014, a Guideline Committee consisting of 40 specialists from seven Chinese Societies (including Chinese Society of Liver Cancer, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Liver Cancer Study Group, Chinese Society of Hepatology, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Digestive Disease Group, Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Surgery, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Pathological Group of Hepatobiliary Tumor and Liver Transplantation, Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Medical Association) was created for the formulation of the first guidelines for the standardization of the pathological diagnosis of PLC, mainly focusing on the following topics: gross specimen sampling, concepts and diagnostic criteria of small hepatocellular carcinoma (SHCC), microvascular invasion (MVI), satellite nodules, and immunohistochemical and molecular diagnosis...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774677/the-impact-of-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy-on-patients-with-liver-disease
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H L Cole, S Pennycook, P C Hayes
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy has been reported to be an independent mortality risk factor in patients with cirrhosis. AIM: To identify the prevalence of PPI prescription, the appropriateness of this therapy and to investigate the relationship between PPI therapy and overall survival in patients with liver disease. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used patient data for 2012 to 2014 collected from the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit and the Hepatology Ward at the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh...
December 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747458/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Shiv Kumar Sarin, Ashok Choudhury
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a distinct entity that differs from acute liver failure and decompensated cirrhosis in timing, presence of treatable acute precipitant, and course of disease, with a potential for self-recovery. The core concept is acute deterioration of existing liver function in a patient of chronic liver disease with or without cirrhosis in response to an acute insult. The insult should be a hepatic one and presentation in the form of liver failure (jaundice, encephalopathy, coagulopathy, ascites) with or without extrahepatic organ failure in a defined time frame...
December 2016: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649662/a-retrospective-analysis-of-1-011-percutaneous-liver-biopsies-performed-in-patients-with-liver-transplantation-or-liver-disease-ultrasonography-can-reduce-complications
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V Filingeri, S Francioso, D Sforza, F Santopaolo, F M Oddi, G Tisone
OBJECTIVE: In the last decades, liver biopsy was the reference procedure for the diagnosis and follow-up of liver disease. Aim of present retrospective analysis was to assess the prevalence of complications and risk factors after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy (PLB) performed for diagnosis and staging in patients with chronic liver disease and for monitoring the graft in liver transplanted patients PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from a total of 1.011 PLB performed with the Menghini technique between January 2004 and December 2014 at the Hepatology and Transplant Units of the University of Rome Tor Vergata...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636007/autofluorescence-discrimination-of-metabolic-fingerprint-in-nutritional-and-genetic-fatty-liver-models
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Anna C Croce, Andrea Ferrigno, Laura G Di Pasqua, Clarissa Berardo, Valeria Maria Piccolini, Vittorio Bertone, Giovanni Bottiroli, Mariapia Vairetti
Liver tissue autofluorescence (AF) has been characterized in two models with a different potential to undergo disease progression to steatohepatitis: Wistar rats, administered with a methionine, choline deficient diet (MCD), and Zucker (fa/fa) rats, homozygous for a spontaneous mutation of leptin receptor. AF spectra were recorded from liver tissue cryostatic sections by microspectrofluorometry, under 366nm excitation. Curve fitting analysis was used to estimate the contribution of different endogenous fluorophores (EFs) to the overall AF emission: i) fluorescing fatty acids, a fraction of liver lipids up to now poorly considered and complicated to detect by conventional procedures; ii) lipofuscin-like lipopigments, biomarkers of oxidizing events; iii) NAD(P)H and flavins, biomarkers of energy metabolism and tissue redox state...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590261/indications-for-liver-transplantation-in-adults-recommendations-of-the-austrian-society-for-gastroenterology-and-hepatology-%C3%A3-ggh-in-cooperation-with-the-austrian-society-for-transplantation-transfusion-and-genetics-atx
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Ivo Graziadei, Heinz Zoller, Peter Fickert, Stefan Schneeberger, Armin Finkenstedt, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Helmut Müller, Claudia Kohl, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger, Stephan Eschertzhuber, Harald Hofer, Dietmar Öfner, Herbert Tilg, Wolfgang Vogel, Michael Trauner, Gabriela Berlakovich
Liver transplantation has emerged as an established and well-accepted therapeutic option for patients with acute and chronic liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. The disproportion between recipients and donors is still an ongoing problem that has only been solved partially over the last centuries. For several patients no life-saving organs can be distributed. Therefore, objective and internationally established recommendations regarding indication and organ allocation are imperative. The aim of this article is to establish evidence-based recommendations regarding the evaluation and assessment of adult candidates for liver transplantation...
October 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506929/novel-educational-interventions-in-residency-increase-knowledge-of-chronic-liver-disease-and-career-interest-in-hepatology
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Adam E Mikolajczyk, Jeanne M Farnan, John F McConville, Donald M Jensen, K Gautham Reddy, Helen S Te, Nancy Reau, Andrew I Aronsohn
: There is an increasing burden of chronic liver disease (CLD) in the United States but a significant shortage of hepatologists. Thus, it is necessary to develop new recruitment strategies to the field of hepatology as well as ensure that non-gastroenterology-trained physicians are able to capably assist in the care of CLD. We established a novel, nonelective, inpatient hepatology rotation that uses required modules in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Curriculum and Training-First Hepatitis B and C curriculums as well as in LiverLearning...
August 10, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448628/fatty-liver-oxidative-events-monitored-by-autofluorescence-optical-diagnosis-a-comparison-between-subnormothermic-machine-perfusion-and-conventional-cold-storage-preservation
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Anna Cleta Croce, Andrea Ferrigno, Vittorio Bertone, Valeria Maria Piccolini, Clarissa Berardo, Laura Giuseppina Di Pasqua, Vittoria Rizzo, Giovanni Bottiroli, Mariapia Vairetti
AIM: Livers with moderate steatosis are currently recruited as marginal organs to face donor shortage in transplantation, despite lipid excess and oxidative stress increase preservation injury risk. A sensitive, real time detection of liver metabolism engagement could help donor selection and preservation procedures, ameliorating the graft outcome. Hence, we investigated endogenous biomolecules with autofluorescence (AF) properties as biomarkers supporting the detection of liver oxidative events and the assessment of metabolic responses to external stimuli...
July 23, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413729/diagnostics-and-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-2016-standards-and-developments
#9
REVIEW
Jörg Trojan, Stephan Zangos, Andreas A Schnitzbauer
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent complication of liver cirrhosis. Worldwide, HCC is one of the most common cancers, with a rising incidence. METHODS: A selective literature search was conducted, taking into account current studies, reviews, meta-analyses, and guidelines. RESULTS: The diagnosis is established either non-invasively by dynamic imaging, showing a typical contrast enhancement and wash-out, or histopathologically...
April 2016: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27332966/hepatology-after-hepatitis-c
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J Gregory Fitz
The ∼90% probability of curing individual patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)using direct-acting antivirals represents one of the most dramatic medical success stories of the modern era, and the journey from viral discovery to treatment occurred over just ∼25 years. The realities of the global burden of disease (2-3% of the world's population is infected), limited access to care and cost of treatment mean that HCV will continue to be a major problem for the next 25 years. But what if HCV (and hepatitis B) could be eradicated? Since liver transplantation and HCV management have been the mainstays of academic hepatology practice, where do we go from here? Unfortunately, we are in an era where the incidence and prevalence of liver diseases around the globe is increasing, and death from complications of cirrhosis is now among the top 10 causes in most countries; so hepatologists are expected to play a major role in the future...
2016: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27328182/three-dimensional-printing-and-pediatric-liver-disease
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Naim Alkhouri, Nizar N Zein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Enthusiastic physicians and medical researchers are investigating the role of three-dimensional printing in medicine. The purpose of the current review is to provide a concise summary of the role of three-dimensional printing technology as it relates to the field of pediatric hepatology and liver transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: Our group and others have recently demonstrated the feasibility of printing three-dimensional livers with identical anatomical and geometrical landmarks to the native liver to facilitate presurgical planning of complex liver surgeries...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27294278/liver-surgery-in-italy-criteria-to-identify-the-hospital-units-and-the-tertiary-referral-centers%C3%A2-entitled-to-perform-it
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Guido Torzilli, Luca Viganò, Felice Giuliante, Antonio Daniele Pinna
During the last decades, liver surgery had an extraordinary evolution and diffusion thanks to a drastic reduction of operative mortality and morbidity rates. A debate is ongoing about the need for centralization of liver resections in tertiary referral centers. Robust evidences showed that complex surgical procedures have lower mortality rates when performed in high-volume centers. The present expert group reviewed the literature data and proposed guidelines to identify surgical units that should be entitled to perform liver surgery in Italy...
June 2016: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27289585/quality-of-care-provided-by-hepatologists-to-patients-with-cirrhosis-at-three-parallel-health-systems
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Seth N Sclair, Olveen Carrasquillo, Frank Czul, Juan P Trivella, Hua Li, Lennox Jeffers, Paul Martin
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based guidelines and quality indicators for cirrhosis care have been established. Whether there are variations in adherence to these cirrhosis standards at different specialty settings has not been investigated. AIMS: To evaluate the quality of cirrhosis care delivered at diverse hepatology care sites. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study comparing the quality of care at three hepatology specialty clinics: a Faculty Practice, safety-net hospital, and Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center...
October 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267817/aisf-position-paper-on-liver-transplantation-and-pregnancy-women-in-hepatology-group-italian-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-aisf
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After the first successful pregnancy in a liver transplant recipient in 1978, much evidence has accumulated on the course, outcomes and management strategies of pregnancy following liver transplantation. Generally, liver transplantation restores sexual function and fertility as early as a few months after transplant. Considering that one third of all liver transplant recipients are women, that approximately one-third of them are of reproductive age (18-49 years), and that 15% of female liver transplant recipients are paediatric patients who have a >70% probability of reaching reproductive age, the issue of pregnancy after liver transplantation is rather relevant, and obstetricians, paediatricians, and transplant hepatologists ever more frequently encounter such patients...
August 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27231452/current-issues-in-liver-transplantation
#15
James F Trotter
The state of liver transplantation continues to evolve. This article focuses on 3 separate yet important issues within this field. First, there is a proposal to change the allocation of donor livers in the United States. The fundamental premise of this proposal is to equalize access to donor livers across the country. To accomplish this goal, the proposal is to increase the geographic area of liver allocation. As might be expected, there is a great deal of controversy surrounding the possibility of a major change in liver allocation and distribution...
April 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27189593/risk-of-liver-injury-associated-with-green-tea-extract-in-slimquick-%C3%A2-weight-loss-products-results-from-the-dilin-prospective-study
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Elizabeth X Zheng, Simona Rossi, Robert J Fontana, Raj Vuppalanchi, Jay H Hoofnagle, Ikhlas Khan, Victor J Navarro
INTRODUCTION: Herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) have been increasingly recognized as a cause for acute liver injury (Navarro et al. Hepatology 60(4):1399-1408, 2014; Bailey et al. J Nutr 141:261-266, 2011). HDS products frequently contain numerous ingredients, and are marketed under various product names. A perusal of marketed weight loss products indicates that green tea extract (GTE) is a common ingredient in many. We aimed to describe the course and outcome of six patients who developed liver injury attributed to SLIMQUICK(®) weight loss products...
August 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27171116/micrornas-in-the-evaluation-and-potential-treatment-of-liver-diseases
#17
REVIEW
Amar Mahgoub, Clifford J Steer
Acute and chronic liver disease continue to result in significant morbidity and mortality of patients, along with increasing burden on their families, society and the health care system. This in part is due to increased incidence of liver disease associated factors such as metabolic syndrome; improved survival of patients with chronic predisposing conditions such as HIV; as well as advances in the field of transplantation and associated care leading to improved survival. The fact that one disease can result in different manifestations and outcomes highlights the need for improved understanding of not just genetic phenomenon predisposing to a condition, but additionally the role of epigenetic and environmental factors leading to the phenotype of the disease...
2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27136253/role-development-of-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants-in-liver-transplantation
#18
Amanda J Chaney, Denise M Harnois, Kaitlyn R Musto, Justin H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly utilized in health care. However, their roles in liver transplantation (LT) have not been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we reviewed the employment and development of NPs and PAs and their impact on our deceased-donor LT (DDLT) program. RESULTS: We found a safe and efficient way to utilize NPs and PAs in a DDLT program. Since the beginning of our program, Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores have increased significantly, suggesting patients are sicker at the time of transplant, and wait times of patients have become longer...
March 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122670/influence-of-antibiotic-regimens-on-intensive-care-unit-mortality-and-liver-cirrhosis-as-risk-factor
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Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Beate Wanger, Florian Heupel, Natalie Filmann, Reinhard Brodt, Volkhard Aj Kempf, Johanna Kessel, Thomas A Wichelhaus, Eva Herrmann, Stefan Zeuzem, Joerg Bojunga
AIM: To assess the rate of infection, appropriateness of antimicrobial-therapy and mortality on intensive care unit (ICU). Special focus was drawn on patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: The study was approved by the local ethical committee. All patients admitted to the Internal Medicine-ICU between April 1, 2007 and December 31, 2009 were included. Data were extracted retrospectively from all patients using patient charts and electronic documentations on infection, microbiological laboratory reports, diagnosis and therapy...
April 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27050048/hepatitis-e-in-children-a-position-paper-by-the-espghan-hepatology-committee
#20
Björn Fischler, Ulrich Baumann, Antal Dezsofi, Nedim Hadzic, Loreto Hierro, Jörg Jahnel, Valérie McLin, Valerio Nobili, Francoise Smets, Henkjan Verkade, Dominique Debray
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in large parts of the developing world. Waterborne transmission of genotypes 1 or 2 commonly causes acute hepatitis, which is usually self-limited in healthy individuals. In addition, acute HEV infections also occur outside endemic areas, mostly related to foodborne transmission of HEV genotype 3. A growing number of publications in the last decade have reported chronic infection progressing to cirrhosis in immunosuppressed patients. It has also been suggested that HEV transmission may occur via contaminated blood products...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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