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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665233/decellularization-of-whole-human-liver-grafts-using-controlled-perfusion-for-transplantable-organ-bioscaffolds
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Monique Verstegen, Jorke Willemse, Sjoerd van den Hoek, Gert-Jan Kremers, Theo M Luider, Nick A van Huizen, Francois E J A Willemssen, Herold J Metselaar, Jan Nm IJzermans, Luc J W van der Laan, Jeroen de Jonge
Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease, but absolute donor shortage remains a limiting factor. Recent advances in tissue engineering focus on generation of native extracellular matrix (ECM) by decellularized complete livers in animal models. Though proof of concept has been reported for human livers, the current study aims to perform whole liver decellularization in a clinically relevant series using controlled machine perfusion. Here we describe a mild non-destructive decellularization protocol, effective in 11 discarded human whole liver grafts to generate constructs that reliably maintain hepatic architecture and ECM components using machine perfusion, while completely removing cellular DNA and RNA...
June 30, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659180/multiparametric-imaging-for-detection-and-characterization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-and-perfusion-ct-which-parameters-work-best
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Mustafa Kurucay, Christopher Kloth, Sascha Kaufmann, Konstantin Nikolaou, Hans Bösmüller, Marius Horger, Wolfgang M Thaiss
BACKGROUND: MRI and perfusion-CT (PCT) are both useful imaging techniques for detection and characterization of liver lesions. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of imaging parameters derived from PCT and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: 36 patients with liver cirrhosis and a total of 67 lesions referred to our hospital for multi-parametric diagnosis of HCC-suspected liver lesions in the setting of liver cirrhosis were prospectively enrolled and underwent PCT and MRI...
June 28, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652661/observation-of-the-effect-of-targeted-therapy-of-64-slice-spiral-ct-combined-with-cryoablation-for-liver-cancer
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Qiao-Huan Yan, Dian-Guo Xu, Yan-Feng Shen, Ding-Ling Yuan, Jun-Hui Bao, Hai-Bin Li, Ying-Gang Lv
AIM: To observe the effect of targeted therapy with 64-slice spiral computed tomography (CT) combined with cryoablation for liver cancer. METHODS: A total of 124 patients (142 tumors) were enrolled into this study. According to the use of dual-slice spiral CT or 64-slice spiral CT as a guide technology, patients were divided into two groups: dual-slice group (n = 56, 65 tumors) and 64-slice group (n = 8, 77 tumors). All patients were accepted and received targeted therapy by an argon-helium superconducting surgery system...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652049/evaluation-of-texture-analysis-parameter-for-response-prediction-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-drug-eluting-bead-transarterial-chemoembolization-deb-tace-using-biphasic-contrast-enhanced-ct-image-data-correlation-with-liver-perfusion
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Christopher Kloth, Wolfgang M Thaiss, Rainer Kärgel, Rainer Grimmer, Jan Fritz, Sorin Dumitru Ioanoviciu, Dominik Ketelsen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Marius Horger
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the potential role of computed tomography texture analysis (CTTA) of arterial and portal-venous enhancement phase image data for prediction and accurate assessment of response of hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) by comparison to liver perfusion CT (PCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (27 male; mean age 67.2 ± 10.4) with 56 hepatocellular carcinoma-typical liver lesions were included...
June 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630395/cerebral-infarction-by-paradoxical-gas-embolism-during-laparoscopic-liver-resection-with-injury-of-the-hepatic-vessels-in-a-patient-without-a-right-to-left-systemic-shunt
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Toshiyasu Kawahara, Masahiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Mariko Tanaka, Koji Imai, Jun Sawada, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa
BACKGROUND Carbon dioxide (CO2) is believed to be the safest gas for laparoscopic surgery, which is a standard procedure. We experienced severe cerebral infarction caused by paradoxical CO2 embolism during laparoscopic liver resection with injury of the hepatic vessels despite the absence of a right-to-left systemic shunt. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the right hepatic lobe secondary to alcoholic liver disease. We planned the laparoscopy-assisted liver resection...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629564/computed-tomography-perfusion-imaging-for-monitoring-transarterial-chemoembolization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Herman P Marquez, Amar Karalli, Holger Haubenreisser, Rishi P Mathew, Hatem Alkadhi, Torkel B Brismar, Thomas Henzler, Michael A Fischer
PURPOSE: To prospectively monitor changes in tumor perfusion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in response to doxorubicin-eluted bead based transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) using perfusion-CT (P-CT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: 24 patients (54-79 years) undergoing P-CT before and shortly after DEB-TACE of HCC were prospectively included in this dual-center study. Two readers determined arterial-liver-perfusion (ALP, mL/min/100mL), portal-venous-perfusion (PLP, mL/min/100mL) and the hepatic-perfusion-index (HPI, %) by placing matched regions-of-interests within each HCC before and after DEB-TACE...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624924/evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-review-from-the-society-of-abdominal-radiology-disease-focus-panel
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Jeanne M Horowitz, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman, Kartik Jhaveri, Patrick Kamath, Michael A Ohliger, Anthony E Samir, Alvin C Silva, Bachir Taouli, Michael S Torbenson, Michael L Wells, Benjamin Yeh, Frank H Miller
Hepatic fibrosis is potentially reversible; however early diagnosis is necessary for treatment in order to halt progression to cirrhosis and development of complications including portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. Morphologic signs of cirrhosis on ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone are unreliable and are seen with more advanced disease. Newer imaging techniques to diagnose liver fibrosis are reliable and accurate, and include magnetic resonance elastography and US elastography (one-dimensional transient elastography and point shear wave elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse imaging)...
June 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604623/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-as-an-imaging-modality-for-early-response-prediction-to-chemotherapy
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Marie Benzon Mogensen, Martin Lundsgaard Hansen, Birthe Merete Henriksen, Thomas Axelsen, Ben Vainer, Kell Osterlind, Michael Bachmann Nielsen
Our aim was to investigate whether dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) can detect early changes in perfusion of colorectal liver metastases after initiation of chemotherapy. Newly diagnosed patients with colorectal cancer with liver metastases were enrolled in this explorative prospective study. Patients were treated with capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab. DCE-US was performed before therapy (baseline) and again 10 days after initiation of treatment. Change in contrast-enhancement in one liver metastasis (indicator lesion) was measured...
June 12, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583650/early-response-evaluation-using-ct-perfusion-one-day-after-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hcc-predicts-treatment-response-and-long-term-disease-control
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Dietmar Tamandl, Fredrik Waneck, Wolfgang Sieghart, Sylvia Unterhumer, Claus Kölblinger, Pascal Baltzer, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Christian Loewe
PURPOSE: To determine the value of CT perfusion (CTP) for early response assessment after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April 2013 and April 2015, 41 HCC (16 patients) were included in this study. CT perfusion was performed before and one day after TACE. Blood flow (BF), blood volume (BV), time to start (TTS), arterial liver perfusion (ALP), portal liver perfusion (PVP) and hepatic perfusion index (HPI) were measured...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583645/diagnostic-value-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ct-with-perfusion-imaging-in-the-quantitative-assessment-of-tumor-response-to-sorafenib-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-feasibility-study
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Davide Ippolito, Giulia Querques, Stefano Okolicsanyi, Cammillo Talei Franzesi, Mario Strazzabosco, Sandro Sironi
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of perfusion-CT (p-CT) measurements in quantitative assessment of hemodynamic changes related to sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients with advanced HCC underwent p-CT study (256-MDCT scanner) before and 2 months after sorafenib administration. Dedicated perfusion software generated a quantitative map of arterial and portal perfusion and calculated the following perfusion parameters in target liver lesion: hepatic perfusion (HP), time-to-peak (TTP), blood volume (BV), arterial perfusion (AP), and hepatic perfusion index (HPI)...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564489/graphene-oxide-ag-nanoparticles-cooperated-with-simvastatin-as-a-high-sensitive-x-ray-computed-tomography-imaging-agent-for-diagnosis-of-renal-dysfunctions
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Zhan Li, Longlong Tian, Jianli Liu, Wei Qi, Qiang Wu, Haijing Wang, Mohammad Chand Ali, Wangsuo Wu, Hongdeng Qiu
Graphene oxides (GO) are attracting much attention in the diagnosis and therapy of the subcutaneous tumor as a novel biomaterial, but its diagnosis to tissue dysfunction is yet to be found. Here, a novel application of GO for diagnosis of renal dysfunction via contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is proposed. In order to serve as contrast-enhanced agent, Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) are composited on the surface of GO to promote its X-ray absorption, and then simvastatin is coinjected for eliminating in vivo toxicity induced by AgNPs...
May 31, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511589/a-semi-automatic-method-for-the-extraction-of-the-portal-venous-input-function-in-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ct-of-the-liver
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Andrew B Gill, Nicholas J Hilliard, Simon T Hilliard, Martin J Graves, David J Lomas, Ashley Shaw
OBJECTIVE: To aid the extraction of the portal venous input function (PVIF) from axial dynamic contrast-enhanced CT images of the liver, eliminating the need for full manual outlining of the vessel across time points. METHODS: A cohort of 20 patients undergoing perfusion CT imaging of the liver was examined. Dynamic images of the liver were reformatted into contiguous thin slices. A region of interest was defined within a transverse section of the portal vein on a single contrast-enhanced image...
July 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501975/changes-in-liver-perfusion-and-function-before-and-after-percutaneous-occlusion-of-spontaneous-portosystemic-shunt
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Yasukazu Kako, Koichiro Yamakado, Wataru Jomoto, Toshiya Nasada, Koichiro Asada, Haruyuki Takaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Takashi Daimon, Shozo Hirota
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in liver perfusion after occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt and to analyze mechanisms of liver profile improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Liver function changes and portal venous and hepatic arterial blood flow were evaluated using perfusion CT before and after shunt occlusion in 23 patients who underwent percutaneous occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt because of gastric varices (n = 15) or hepatic encephalopathy (n = 8)...
July 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480722/hepatopulmonary-syndrome-with-large-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-ct-findings-with-emphasis-on-its-association-with-a-mosaic-pattern-of-the-lung-parenchyma
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Luis Gorospe Sarasúa, Andreína Olavarría-Delgado, Frank Eric Farfán-Leal, Josefa Pérez-Templado Ladrón de Guevara
We present a case of a 54-year-old patient with cirrhosis, progressive dyspnea, and platypnea. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM), confirming the diagnosis of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS). Besides precisely identifying the number and location of PAVM, CT also demonstrated a striking mosaic pattern of the lung parenchyma, characterized by the presence of alternating geographic areas of low attenuation (showing pulmonary vessels with a decreased diameter) with regions of relatively increased attenuation (showing pulmonary vessels with a normal diameter)...
May 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418953/pulmonary-perfusion-scan-mimicking-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-in-a-patient-with-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#15
Michelle D Hopstone, Evan A Raff, Patrick M Colletti
A 36-year-old man with known granulomatosis with polyangiitis underwent quantitative ventilation-perfusion pulmonary scintigraphy as part of an initial evaluation for lung transplant candidacy. Radiotracer uptake on the perfusion study has the appearance of the hepatic silhouette, drawing initial concern that there may have been a misadministration of Tc with a hepatobiliary agent. Comparison CT reveals extensive cystic bronchiectasis, parenchymal destruction, and volume loss involving the entire left lung and basal portions of the right lung, with the residual portions of functional lung parenchyma conforming to a shape similar to the liver...
July 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374327/scintigraphic-findings-in-end-stage-liver-disease-on-tc-99m-sestamibi-spect-ct-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Tarun Jain, N T K Thanseer, Ashwani Sood, Madan Parmar, Anish Bhattacharya, Bhagwant Mittal
Technetium-99m sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging is commonly employed non-invasive study for evaluation of coronary artery disease; however, incidental extracardiac scintigraphic findings observed may provide additional diagnostic information. The authors present the unusual scintigraphic findings in a case of decompensated liver disease with right hepatic hydrothorax, being planned for orthotopic liver transplant.
April 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370772/evaluation-of-splenic-perfusion-and-spleen-size-using-dynamic-computed-tomography-usefulness-in-assessing-degree-of-liver-fibrosis
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Takeshi Suzuki, Akira Yamada, Daisuke Komatsu, Masahiro Kurozumi, Yasunari Fujinaga, Kazuhiko Ueda, Shinichi Miyagawa, Masumi Kadoya
AIM: To enhance the usefulness of splenic perfusion evaluated by means of dynamic computed tomography (CT) and spleen size in assessing the degree of liver fibrosis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 133 patients who had undergone dynamic CT before hepatectomy. Fibrosis was histologically established in all. First we calculated splenic perfusion parameters K1 (inflow rate constant), 1/k2 (mean transit time; MTT), and K1 /k2 (distribution volume; Vd ), using compartment model analysis...
April 1, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331622/c-terminal-proendothelin-1-ct-proet-1-is-associated-with-organ-failure-and-predicts-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Lukas Buendgens, Eray Yagmur, Jan Bruensing, Ulf Herbers, Christer Baeck, Christian Trautwein, Alexander Koch, Frank Tacke
BACKGROUND: Endothelin 1 (ET-1) is a strong vasoconstrictor, which is involved in inflammation and reduced tissue perfusion. C-terminal proendothelin-1 (CT-proET-1) is the stable circulating precursor protein of ET-1. We hypothesized that CT-proET-1, reflecting ET-1 activation, is involved in the pathogenesis of critical illness and associated with its prognosis. METHODS: Two hundred seventeen critically ill patients (144 with sepsis, 73 without sepsis) were included prospectively upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU), in comparison to 65 healthy controls...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321540/ct-perfusion-imaging-of-the-liver-and-the-spleen-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-is-there-a-correlation-between-perfusion-and-portal-venous-hypertension
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Emina Talakić, Silvia Schaffellner, Daniela Kniepeiss, Helmut Mueller, Rudolf Stauber, Franz Quehenberger, Helmut Schoellnast
OBJECTIVES: To correlate hepatic and splenic CT perfusion parameters with hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurements in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with cirrhosis (males, 17; females, 4; mean ± SD age, 57 ± 7 years) underwent hepatic and splenic perfusion CT on a 320-detector row volume scanner as well as invasive measurement of HVPG. Different CT perfusion algorithms (maximum slope analysis and Patlak plot) were used to measure hepatic arterial flow (HAF), portal venous flow (PVF), hepatic perfusion index (HPI), splenic arterial flow (SAF), splenic blood volume (SBV) and splenic clearance (SCL)...
March 20, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314296/perfusion-ct-changes-in-liver-metastases-from-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-during-everolimus-treatment
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Mirko D'Onofrio, Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Stefano Crosara, Riccardo DE Robertis, Paola Vallerio, Elisabetta Grego, Valentina Ciaravino, Andrea Ruzzenente, Luca Landoni, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora
AIM: To evaluate modifications of perfusional parameters assessed by perfusion computed tomography (P-CT) of liver metastases (LM) from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) during everolimus treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with LMs from G1-2 PanNETs undergoing everolimus treatment between January 2013 and January 2015 were prospectively evaluated with P-CT at baseline, and after 2 and 4 months of therapy. Size, perfusion, blood volume (BV), peak enhancement intensity (PEI) and time to peak for each lesion were calculated...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
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