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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944602/hepatitis-e-virus-and-related-viruses-in-wild-domestic-and-zoo-animals-a-review
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REVIEW
C Spahr, T Knauf-Witzens, T Vahlenkamp, R G Ulrich, R Johne
Hepatitis E is a human disease mainly characterized by acute liver illness, which is caused by infection with the hepatitis E virus (HEV). Large hepatitis E outbreaks have been described in developing countries; however, the disease is also increasingly recognized in industrialized countries. Mortality rates up to 25% have been described for pregnant women during outbreaks in developing countries. In addition, chronic disease courses could be observed in immunocompromised transplant patients. Whereas the HEV genotypes 1 and 2 are mainly confined to humans, genotypes 3 and 4 are also found in animals and can be zoonotically transmitted to humans...
September 24, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944583/venous-anastomosis-using-a-nonpenetrating-vascular-closure-system-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Yuan Wang, Zhao Xin, Bing Pan, Shao-Cheng Lv, Xing-Mao Zhang, Zhi-Hua Zhang, Li-Xin Li, Xian-Liang Li, Qiang He
BACKGROUND: A nonpenetrating vessel closure system (VCS-AnastoClip(®) ) may facilitate vascular anastomosis. The purpose of this study is to explore the utilization of a nonpenetrating VCS in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS: From January 2015 to February 2017, patients who underwent OLT were divided into two groups, i.e., those who underwent nonpenetrating VCS application for inferior vena cava (IVC) and portal vein (PV) reconstructions and those who underwent hand sewing for these purposes...
September 25, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941319/donor-derived-kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-a-liver-kidney-transplant-recipient
#3
S C Dollard, D Douglas, S V Basavaraju, D S Schmid, M Kuehnert, B Aqel
Human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8), also known as Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV), is an oncogenic virus that can cause Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). KS can develop following organ transplantation through reactivation of the recipient's latent HHV-8 infection, or less commonly through donor-derived infection which has higher risk for severe illness and mortality. We describe a case of probable donor-derived KS in the recipient of a liver-kidney transplant. The donor had multiple risk factors for HHV-8 infection...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936685/living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-south-asia-single-center-experience-on-intermediate-term-outcomes
#4
Faisal S Dar, Abu Bakar H Bhatti, Ammal I Qureshi, Nusrat Y Khan, Zahaan Eswani, Haseeb H Zia, Eitzaz U Khan, Nasir A Khan, Atif Rana, Najmul H Shah, Mohammad Salih, Rashid Nazer
BACKGROUND: There is paucity of data on intermediate-term post liver transplant outcomes from South Asia. The objective of this study was to determine survival outcomes in patients who underwent living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in a busy liver transplant center in Pakistan. METHODS: This study was a review of patients who underwent LDLT between 2012 and 2016. A total of 321 patients were included in this study. Early (within 90 days) and late (>90 days) morbidity and mortality was assessed...
September 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936550/feasibility-and-outcomes-of-percutaneous-thermal-ablation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-transplanted-allograft
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Brian T Welch, J J Schmitz, A N Kurup, T D Atwell, M R Callstrom, G Frey, R Paz-Fumagalli, A Allen, K Watt, J Heimbach, G D Schmit
PURPOSE: To examine the safety, feasibility, and oncologic control following percutaneous image-guided thermal ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a transplanted allograft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review was performed to identify patients who underwent liver transplantation for HCC and subsequently underwent percutaneous hepatic thermal ablation for recurrent HCC within the allograft between January 1st, 2000-September 1st, 2016. Eleven patients with hepatic allograft HCC underwent twelve percutaneous thermal ablation procedures to treat 16 lesions...
September 21, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936400/diminishing-use-of-liver-biopsy-among-liver-transplant-recipients-for-hepatitis-c
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Elizabeth Aby, Melissa A Jimenez, Jonathan F Grotts, Vatche Agopian, Samuel W French, Ronald W Busuttil, Sammy Saab
Background and Aims: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) cirrhosis is the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States and recurrent HCV following liver transplantation is a major cause of allograft loss and mortality. Liver biopsies are commonly used to identify recurrent HCV and determine the need for antiviral therapy. The introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) has changed the management of recurrent HCV infection. This study aimed to describe the role of liver biopsies in liver transplant recipients with HCV after the introduction of DAAs...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935188/liver-transplantation-for-nash-cirrhosis-is-not-performed-at-the-expense-of-major-post-operative-morbidity
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Eline H van den Berg, Rianne M Douwes, Vincent E de Meijer, Tim C M A Schreuder, Hans Blokzijl
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an emerging indication for liver transplantation (LT) and coexists with multiple comorbidities. Obese and cirrhotic patients experience more perioperative complications. Limited data exist about short-term complications after LT for NASH cirrhosis. AIM: Investigate short-term complications in patients transplanted for NASH cirrhosis. METHODS: Single center retrospective cohort study including patients >18years who underwent LT between 2009-2015...
August 12, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927124/plasma-membrane-expression-of-znf185-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-pancreatic-ductal-carcinoma
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Daisuke Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Chijiwa, Masahiro Matsuyama, Masaya Mukai, Ei-Ichi Matsuo, Osamu Nishimura, Kenji Kawai, Hiroshi Suemizu, Toshio Nakagohri, Soji Ozawa, Kazuaki Shimada, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Masato Nakamura
Pancreatic ductal carcinoma (PDC) is one of the major causes of cancer-associated mortality globally due to its high potential for distant metastasis. To understand hematogenous metastasis, the molecular expression profiles of weak metastatic PDC cell subline BxPC-3 and highly liver-metastatic cell subline LM-BxPC-3 were compared, and zinc finger protein 185 (ZNF185) was identified as a molecule that is upregulated in LM-BxPC-3 cells. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinicopathological significance of ZNF185 in PDC...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925068/when-and-how-can-nephrologists-treat-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Maya I Davis, Donald F Chute, Raymond T Chung, Meghan E Sise
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a major cause of end-stage liver disease, is a common comorbidity in patients on dialysis and causes increased morbidity and mortality. Historically HCV has been extremely difficult to cure with interferon and ribavirin-based therapies, which are also associated with significant side effects, and few dialysis patients ever received HCV treatment. However, in the last 4 years, interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapies have been approved, and several combinations have been studied in dialysis patients...
September 18, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924922/assessing-the-non-tumorous-liver-implications-for-patient-management-and-surgical-therapy
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Pallavi Pandey, Ankur Pandey, Mary Dillhoff, Carl Schmidt, Ihab R Kamel, Timothy M Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic resection is performed for various benign and malignant liver tumors. Over the last several decades, there have been improvements in the surgical technique and postoperative care of patients undergoing liver surgery. Despite this, liver failure following an extended hepatic resection remains a critical potential postoperative complication. Patients with underlying parenchymal liver diseases are at particular risk of liver failure due to impaired liver regeneration with an associated mortality risk as high as 60 to 90%...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922972/perioperative-anesthetic-management-of-patients-having-liver-transplantation-for-uncommon-conditions
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Anthony Bonavia, Justin Pachuski, Dmitri Bezinover
This review focuses on the perioperative anesthetic management of patients having liver transplantation (LT) performed for several uncommon indications or in combination with rare pathology. Conditions discussed in the article include Alagille syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Gilbert's syndrome, porphyria, Wilson's disease, and Budd-Chiari syndrome. In comparison to other indications, LT in these settings is infrequent because of the low incidence of these pathologies. Most of these conditions (with the exception of Gilbert syndrome) are associated with a high probability of significant perioperative complications and increased mortality and morbidity...
September 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922300/recent-advances-in-the-field-of-warm-ex-vivo-liver-perfusion
#12
Dagmar Kollmann, Markus Selzner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Organ shortage remains a major obstacle for liver transplantation, resulting in an increased mortality on the liver transplant waiting list. The usage of extended criteria donors (ECD) is a strategy to increase the number of available donor organs, however, with the risk of a higher rate of posttransplant graft dysfunction. Novel preservation strategies, such as warm ex-vivo liver perfusion, could improve the outcome of liver transplantation with ECD grafts. The present review summarizes the advances in the field of warm ex-vivo liver perfusion over the last 12 months...
September 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921801/complications-symptoms-quality-of-life-and-pregnancy-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Kais Zakharia, Anilga Tabibian, Keith D Lindor, James H Tabibian
Cholestatic liver diseases (CLDs) encompass a variety of disorders of bile formation and/or flow which generally result in progressive hepatobiliary injury and ultimately end-stage liver disease. Many patients with CLD are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50 years, a particularly productive period of life professionally, biologically, and in other respects; it is not surprising, thus, that CLD is often associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and uncertainty regarding implications for and outcomes of pregnancy...
September 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921748/increased-risk-organ-transplantation-in-the-pediatric-population
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Sean M Wrenn, Peter W Callas, Trishul Kapoor, Alia F Aunchman, Adam N Paine, Jaime A Pineda, Carlos E Marroquin
IRD organs are classified by the Public Health Service to be at above-average risk for harboring human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. Traditionally underutilized, there exists even greater reluctance for their use in pediatric patients. We performed a retrospective analysis via the United Network for Organ Sharing database of all pediatric renal and hepatic transplants performed from 2004 to 2008 in the United States. Primary outcomes were patient and graft survival. Proportional hazards regression was performed to control for potentially confounding factors...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920945/neutrophils-a-cornerstone-of-liver-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury
#15
Thiago Henrique Caldeira de Oliveira, Pedro Elias Marques, Paul Proost, Mauro Martins M Teixeira
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is the main cause of morbidity and mortality due to graft rejection after liver transplantation. During IRI, an intense inflammatory process occurs in the liver. This hepatic inflammation is initiated by the ischemic period but occurs mainly during the reperfusion phase, and is characterized by a large neutrophil recruitment to the liver. Production of cytokines, chemokines, and danger signals results in activation of resident hepatocytes, leukocytes, and Kupffer cells. The role of neutrophils as the main amplifiers of liver injury in IRI has been recognized in many publications...
September 18, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919544/increased-level-of-interleukin-6-associates-with-increased-90-day-and-1-year-mortality-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease
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Johannes Remmler, Christoph Schneider, Theresa Treuner-Kaueroff, Michael Bartels, Daniel Seehofer, Markus Scholz, Thomas Berg, Thorsten Kaiser
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Organ allocation for liver transplantation is based on prognosis, using the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) or MELD-Na score. These scores do not consider systemic inflammation and septic complications. Blood level of C-reactive protein (CRP), in addition to the MELD score, associates with mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease, whereas levels of interleukin 6 (IL6) have not been systematically studied. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study of 474 patients with end-stage liver disease (63...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918445/pre-emptive-intestinal-transplant-the-surgeon-s-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Augusto Lauro, Ignazio R Marino, Kishore R Iyer
Pre-emptive transplantation is a well-established practice for certain types of end-organ failure such as in the use of kidney transplantation. For irreversible intestinal failure, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) remains the gold standard, due to the suboptimal long-term results of intestinal transplantation. As such, the only role for pre-emptive transplantation, if at all, will be for patients identified to be at high risk of complications and mortality while on definitive long-term TPN. In these patients, the timing of early listing and transplantation could become life-saving, taking into account that mortality on the waiting list is still the highest for intestinal candidates...
September 16, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914695/autoimmune-acute-liver-failure-and-seronegative-autoimmune-liver-disease-in-children-are-they-different-from-classical-disease
#18
Vikas Jain, Anshu Srivastava, Surender K Yachha, Niraj Kumari, Rachana Kathuria, Moinak S Sarma, Ujjal Poddar, Narendra Krishnani
OBJECTIVES: Presentation as autoimmune acute liver failure (AI-ALF) and seronegative autoimmune liver disease (SN-AILD) represents two uncommon variants of AILD. We compared the clinical profile and outcome of AI-ALF with autoimmune-non-acute liver failure (AI-non-ALF) and also SN-AILD with seropositive autoimmune liver disease (SP-AILD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children managed as AI-ALF and AI-non-ALF including SN-AILD and SP-AILD were enrolled and compared. AI-non-ALF was diagnosed by simplified diagnostic criteria and AI-ALF by Pediatric Acute Liver Failure Study Group criteria with positive autoantibody, exclusion of other etiologies, elevated immunoglobulin G and histology when available...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914641/elderly-recipients-of-liver-transplantation-impact-of-age-and-psychosocial-variables-on-outcome
#19
Shehzad Niazi, Terry Schneekloth, C Burcin Taner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With expanding experience and success of liver transplantation, increasing numbers of elderly candidates await and undergo liver transplantation. There is accumulating evidence that graft survival and mortality does not appear to differ significantly between the young and carefully selected elderly liver transplantation recipients. Although existing evidence suggests that psychosocial factors impact outcomes after liver transplantation in general, no such information is available specifically for elderly (age ≥65 years) liver transplantation recipients...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906321/variceal-hemorrhage-and-adverse-liver-outcomes-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-cirrhosis
#20
Wen Ye, Michael R Narkewicz, Daniel H Leung, Wikrom Karnsakul, Karen F Murray, Estella M Alonso, John C Magee, Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, Alexander Weymann, Jean P Molleston
OBJECTIVES: Cirrhosis occurs in 5-10% of CF (cystic fibrosis) patients, often accompanied by portal hypertension. We analyzed three adverse liver outcomes, variceal bleeding (VB), liver transplant (LT), and liver death (LD), and risk factors for these in CF Foundation Patient Registry (CFFPR) subjects with reported cirrhosis. METHODS: We determined 10-year incidence rates for VB, LT, LD, and all-cause mortality (ACM), and examined risk factors using competing risk models and Cox-proportional hazard regression...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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