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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433984/haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-presenting-as-hellp-syndrome-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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Robert Noel Kerley, Raymond Michael Kelly, Mary Rose Cahill, Louise Clare Kenny
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, potentially fatal, haematological disorder, which can be clinically challenging to diagnose and manage. We report a case of HLH in a previously healthy 33-year-old primigravida. The patient presented at 22 weeks gestation with dyspnoea, abdominal pain, anaemia, thrombocytopenia and elevated liver enzymes suggestive of HELLP syndrome.HELLP, a syndrome characterised by haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets is considered a severe form of pre-eclampsia...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432575/liver-transplantation-the-role-of-metabolic-syndrome
#2
REVIEW
Brian C Davis, M Shadab Siddiqui
The long-term survival in liver transplant recipients (LTRs) is currently at an historical high level stemming from improvement in perioperative care, infection control, and immunosuppression medications. However, compared to the general population, LTRs have decreased survival. Metabolic diseases like hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, and obesity are key determinants of long-term mortality in LTRs. The incidence and prevalence of these metabolic comorbidities is considerably higher in LTRs and likely results from a combination of factors including exposure to chronic immunosuppression, weight gain, and recurrence of chronic liver disease after liver transplantation (LT)...
April 21, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425410/liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-impact-of-wait-time-at-a-single-center
#3
William C Palmer, David Lee, Justin Burns, Kristopher Croome, Barry Rosser, Tushar Patel, Andrew P Keaveny, Surakit Pungpapong, Raj Satyanarayana, Maria Yataco, Raouf Nakhleh, Kaitlyn R Musto, Alexandra M Canabal, Alexandra M Canabal, Alex K Turnage, David O Hodge, Justin H Nguyen, Denise M Harnois
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Liver transplantation (LT) provides durable survival for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, there is continuing debate concerning the impact of wait time and acceptable tumor burden on outcomes after LT. We sought to review outcomes of LT for HCC at a single, large U.S. center, examining the influence of wait time on post-LT outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed LT for HCC at Mayo Clinic in Florida from 1/1/2003 until 6/30/2014...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422408/prevention-of-the-osmotic-demyelination-syndrome-after-liver-transplantation-a-multidisciplinary-perspective
#4
J F Crismale, K A Meliambro, S DeMaria, D B Bronster, S Florman, T D Schiano
The osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) is a serious neurologic condition that occurs in the setting of rapid correction of hyponatremia. It presents with protean manifestations, from encephalopathy to the "locked-in" syndrome. ODS can complicate liver transplantation (LT), and its incidence may increase with the inclusion of serum sodium as a factor in the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score. A comprehensive understanding of risk factors for the development of ODS in the setting of LT, along with recommendations to mitigate the risk of ODS, are necessary...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416166/two-year-outcomes-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-gastric-varices-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-multi-institutional-study
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W E Saad, J F B Chick, R N Srinivasa, N Saad, S Kim, A Fischman, G Frey, A Al-Osaimi, S Caldwell
PURPOSE: To assess the 2-year effectiveness and safety of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for gastric varices (GVs) in liver transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven liver transplant recipients underwent consecutive BRTO for GVs at four institutions. Patients included eight (73%) men and three (27%) women with mean age of 56 years±12 (SD) (range: 26-67 years). Underlying cause of liver transplantation was hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis in five (45%), alcohol- and HCV-related cirrhosis in three (27%), primary biliary cirrhosis in two (18%), and alcoholic cirrhosis in one (9%)...
April 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415168/an-update-on-endoscopic-management-of-post-liver-transplant-biliary-complications
#6
Hyun Woo Lee, Najmul Hassan Shah, Sung Koo Lee
Biliary complications are the most common post-liver transplant (LT) complications with an incidence of 15%-45%. Furthermore, such complications are reported more frequently in patients who undergo a living-donor LT (LDLT) compared to a deceased-donor LT (DDLT). Most post-LT biliary complications involve biliary strictures, bile leakage, and biliary stones, although many rarer events, such as hemobilia and foreign bodies, contribute to a long list of related conditions. Endoscopic treatment of post-LT biliary complications has evolved rapidly, with new and effective tools improving both outcomes and success rates; in fact, the latter now consistently reach up to 80%...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403868/the-use-of-viscoelastic-haemostatic-assays-in-goal-directing-treatment-with-allogeneic-blood-products-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Mathilde Fahrendorff, Roberto S Oliveri, Pär I Johansson
BACKGROUND: Management of the critically bleeding patient can be encountered in many medical and surgical settings. Common for these patients is a high risk of dying from exsanguination secondary to developing coagulopathy. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to systematically review and assess randomised controlled trials (RCTs) performed on patients in acute need for blood transfusions due to bleeding to evaluate the effect of viscoelastic haemostatic assay (VHA) guidance on bleeding, transfusion requirements and mortality...
April 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379597/post-liver-transplant-intrahepatic-cholestasis-etiology-clinical-presentation-therapy
#8
F R Ponziani, S Bhoori, M Pompili, M A Zocco, M Biolato, G Marrone, A Gasbarrini, V Mazzaferro, A Grieco
Post-liver transplant intrahepatic cholestasis is consequent to the impairment of bile flow or formation. It may develop in the early (within 6 months) or in the late (more than 6 months) post-liver transplant period and different causes may be recognized according to the time elapsed from a liver transplant. The raise at various degrees of serum bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, with or without increased transaminases levels, are common hematochemical findings. Liver histology is helpful for diagnostic assessment, and sometimes crucial to differentiate among possible causes of cholestasis...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353468/primary-budd-chiari-syndrome-in-children-king-s-college-hospital-experience
#9
Susana Nobre, Rajeev Khanna, Natalie Bab, Eirini Kyrana, Sue Height, John Karani, Pauline Kane, Nigel Heaton, Anil Dhawan
Primary Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare cause of liver disease in children in the western world. Here we present a retrospective review of children with Primary BCS presenting from Jan 2001 to Nov 2015 to our hospital. Seven children were identified. Their presentation was mostly chronic. All had predisposing factors for thrombosis and were started on anticoagulation. Radiological interventions (2 transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSS) and 1 hepatic vein stenting), liver transplant and mesocaval shunt were done in 3, 2 and 1 patients, respectively; one child underwent bone-marrow transplantation following TIPSS, and one child was managed only medically...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350426/pharmacological-interventions-for-primary-biliary-cholangitis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Francesca Saffioti, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Brian R Davidson, Douglas Thorburn
BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cholangitis (previously primary biliary cirrhosis) is a chronic liver disease caused by the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts resulting in stasis of bile (cholestasis), liver fibrosis, and liver cirrhosis. The optimal pharmacological treatment of primary biliary cholangitis remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331444/post-liver-transplant-delirium-increases-mortality-and-length-of-stay
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Nathan Oliver, Humberto Bohorquez, Stephanie Anders, Andrew Freeman, Kerry Fine, Emily Ahmed, David S Bruce, Ian C Carmody, Ari J Cohen, John Seal, Trevor W Reichman, George E Loss
BACKGROUND: Incidence of delirium after liver transplantation (LT) has been reported to occur in 10%-47% of patients and is associated with increased hospital and intensive care unit lengths of stay and poor outcomes. METHODS: Our primary objective was to evaluate the incidence and predisposing risk factors for developing delirium after LT. Our secondary objectives were to describe how delirium is managed in patients after LT, to examine the utilization of resources associated with delirium after LT, and to analyze the outcomes of patients who were treated for delirium after LT...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323126/elita-consensus-statements-on-use-of-daas-in-liver-transplant-candidates-and-recipients
#12
REVIEW
Luca S Belli, Christophe Duvoux, Thomas Berg, Mario Strazzabosco, Stefano Fagiuoli, Saye Khoo, Georges Philippe Pageaux, Isabelle Colle, Massimo Puoti, Audrey Coilly, Didier Samuel, Marina Berenguer
The advent of safe and highly effective direct acting antivirals (DAA) had huge implications for the HCV transplant field and changed our management of both, patients on the waiting list and those with HCV graft reinfection after Liver Transplantation (LT). When treating HCV infection before LT, HCV reinfection of the graft may be prevented in nearly all patients. In addition some candidates show a remarkable clinical improvement and are possibly delisted. Alternatively, HCV infection can be treated post LT either soon after the transplant, taking advantage of the removal of the infected native liver, or at the time of disease recurrence as done in the past...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293378/hepatorenal-syndrome-update-on-diagnosis-and-therapy
#13
EDITORIAL
Juan G Acevedo, Matthew E Cramp
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a manifestation of extreme circulatory dysfunction and entails high morbidity and mortality. A new definition has been recently recommended by the International Club of Ascites, according to which HRS diagnosis relies in serum creatinine changes instead that on a fixed high value. Moreover, new data on urinary biomarkers has been recently published. In this sense, the use of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin seems useful to identify patients with acute tubular necrosis and should be employed in the diagnostic algorithm...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280694/effectiveness-and-versatility-of-biological-prosthesis-in-transplanted-patients
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Giovanni Vennarecci, Gianluca Mascianà, Edoardo De Werra, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Daniele Ferraro, Mirco Burocchi, Giovanni Tortorelli, Nicola Guglielmo, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre
AIM: To emphasize the effectiveness and versatility of prosthesis, and good tolerance by patients with incisional hernia (IH). METHODS: From December 2001 to February 2016, 270 liver transplantations were performed at San Camillo Hospital. IH occurred in 78 patients (28.8%). IH usually appeared early within the first year post-orthotopic liver transplantation. In the first era, fascial defect was repaired by primary closure for defects smaller than 2.5 cm or with synthetic mesh for greater defects...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239947/analysis-of-early-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-after-liver-transplantation
#15
Zhicheng Xue, Maogen Chen, Xuzhi Zhang, Guodong Wang, Xiaoshun He, Linwei Wu, Yi Ma
BACKGROUND: Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is one of the deadliest complications after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). This study aimed to identify risk factors and summarize the experience of HAT management after OLT. METHODS: Clinical data of 407 adult patients who received OLT in our centres from July 2011 to December 2015 were retrospectively investigated. RESULTS: The incidence rate of early HAT was 2.0% (8/407). Recipient/donor weight ratio ≥1...
February 27, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219595/comparison-of-post-liver-transplantation-outcomes-in-portopulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-venous-hypertension-a-single-center-experience
#16
P Rajaram, A Parekh, M Fisher, J Kempker, R Subramanian
BACKGROUND: In potential liver transplant candidates, pulmonary vascular diseases, including portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) and pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH), can be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Although there are clear guidelines regarding management and transplant listing criteria for patients with PoPH, the listing criteria for PVH are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe and compare the perioperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality associated with PoPH and PVH in patients undergoing liver transplantation...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214240/bridging-locoregional-therapy-longitudinal-trends-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
REVIEW
Hayley C Oligane, Orrie N Close, Minzhi Xing, Hyun S Kim
The purpose of this article is to analyze longitudinal trends in locoregional therapy (LRT) use and review locoregional therapy's role in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to orthotropic liver transplantation Porrett et al. (2006) . LRT has a role in both bridge to transplantation and downstaging of patients not initially meeting Milan or UCSF Criteria. Due to the lack of randomized controlled trials, no specific bridging LRT modality is recommended over another for treating patients on the waiting list, however each modality has unique and patient-specific advantages...
February 2, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212256/hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-and-adult-liver-transplantation-proposal-for-a-prognostic-score-based-on-the-analysis-of-the-eltr-elita-registry
#18
Quirino Lai, Estelle Feys, Vincent Karam, Rene Adam, Jurgen Klempnauer, Martin Oliverius, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Andreas Pascher, Piotr Remiszewski, Helena Isoniemi, Jacques Pirenne, Aksel Foss, Bo G Ericzon, Sasa Markovic, Jan P Lerut
BACKGROUND: Hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE) is a rare vascular tumor which has an intermediate aggressive behavior. Although the value of liver transplantation (LT) is well established, its place in the management of HEHE is still unclear. The aim of this study is to confirm, based on a very large patient cohort, the value of LT in the management of HEHE and to identify risk factors for post-LT recurrence. METHODS: The outcome of 149 transplant recipients with HEHE recorded in the European Liver Transplant Registry during the period November 1984 to May 2014 was analyzed...
2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209105/navajo-neurohepatopathy%C3%A2-a-case-report-and-literature-review-emphasizing-clinicopathologic-diagnosis
#19
REVIEW
C P Bitting, J A Hanson
Navajo Neurohepatopathy (NNH) is a rare hepatocerebral mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion syndrome (MDS) with nonspecific clinical or pathologic features aside from Navajo ancestry. Because of the rarity of NNH, diagnosis rests on close clinicopathologic correlation and appropriate tissue triage for quantitative mtDNA analysis. We present a new case of NNH in which the clinical presentation and H&E liver biopsy histology indicated the need for NNH workup. Quantitative analysis of mtDNA in liver tissue was significantly reduced, and mutational analysis of the MPV17 gene confirmed homozygosity for the NNH-associated missense mutation, R50Q...
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187493/recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation-is-there-a-place-for-resection
#20
Elena Fernandez-Sevilla, Marc-Antoine Allard, Jasmijn Selten, Nicolas Golse, Eric Vibert, Antonio Sa Cunha, Daniel Cherqui, Denis Castaing, René Adam
Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver transplantation (LT) is widely considered as a terminal condition. Therefore, the role of surgery is uncertain in this case. The purpose of this study was to identify the prognostic factors of survival after post-LT HCC recurrence and to evaluate the impact of surgery in this setting. All patients transplanted for HCC between 1991 and 2013 in a single institution and who further developed a post-LT recurrence were included in this study. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify factors affecting postrecurrence survival...
April 2017: Liver Transplantation
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