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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045352/impact-of-race-and-ethnicity-on-outcomes-for-children-waitlisted-for-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Douglas B Mogul, Xun Luo, Eric K Chow, Allan B Massie, Tanjala S Purnell, Kathleen B Schwarz, Andrew M Cameron, John F P Bridges, Dorry L Segev
OBJECTIVE: African Americans and other minorities are known to face barriers to health care influencing their access to organ transplantation but it is not known whether these barriers exist among pediatric liver transplant waitlist candidates. We sought to determine whether outcomes on the waitlist (i.e., mortality, deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT), and living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT)) varied by race/ethnicity. METHODS: National registry data were studied to estimate the race/ethnicity-specific risk of waitlist mortality, DDLT and LDLT in children (<18 years) waitlisted between March, 2002 and March, 2015...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045240/prediction-of-thromboembolic-complications-after-liver-resection-for-cholangiocarcinoma-is-there-a-place-for-thromboelastometry
#2
Annabel Blasi, Victor Molina, Santiago Sanchez-Cabús, Jaume Balust, J Carlos Garcia-Valdecasas, Pilar Taura
: Postoperative venous thromboembolism has a poor prognosis in patients with cancer. We aimed to investigate the utility of thromboelastometry in detecting the risk of postoperative venous thromboembolism in patients with cholangiocarcinoma. We prospectively included patients submitted to liver resection for cholangiocarcinoma at our hospital between May 2011 and July 2014. Patients undergoing major hepatectomy for adult living donor transplantation in the same time period served as a control group. Thromboelastometry was performed before anesthesia...
October 17, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044911/split-graft-liver-transplantation-from-an-adult-donor-with-an-unrecognized-ucd-to-a-pediatric-and-adult-recipient
#3
C H Lee, C Ellaway, A Shun, G Thomas, P Nair, J O'Neill, N Shakel, M O Stormon
We report the outcomes of an adult and pediatric split liver transplant from an adult male donor who died due to an unrecognized UCD, OTC deficiency. Recognizing inborn errors of metabolism can be challenging, especially in adult centers where such disorders are rarely encountered. Shortage of donors for liver transplantation has led to procedures to maximize donor utilization, such as split and live donor grafts. The cause of death should be ascertained before accepting a cadaveric donor organ.
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042695/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-acute-liver-failure-comparing-guidelines-on-the-prediction-of-liver-transplantation
#4
Kazuhiro Yoshida, Yuzo Umeda, Akinobu Takaki, Takeshi Nagasaka, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise, Kosei Takagi, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Hiroyuki Okada, Takahito Yagi, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
Determining the indications for and timing of liver transplantation (LT) for acute liver failure (ALF) is essential. The King's College Hospital (KCH) guidelines and Japanese guidelines are used to predict the need for LT and the outcomes in ALF. These guidelines' accuracy when applied to ALF in different regional and etiological backgrounds may differ. Here we compared the accuracy of new (2010) Japanese guidelines that use a simple scoring system with the 1996 Japanese guidelines and the KCH criteria for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042529/value-of-preoperative-indocyanine-green-clearance-test-for-predicting-post-hepatectomy-liver-failure-in-noncirrhotic-patients
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Cem Ibis, Dogan Albayrak, Tayfun Sahiner, Yigit Soytas, Basak Gurtekin, Nukhet Sivrikoz
BACKGROUND Liver failure is the most feared complication following hepatectomy. Post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) is closely related to the remnant liver volume, and functional reserve. There are several methods for predicting PHLF prior to liver resection. The indocyanine green (ICG) clearance test was popularized in patients with hepatocellular cancer (HCC). We aim to demonstrate the value of preoperative ICG clearance measurement via pulse spectrophotometer (LIMON®) in prediction of PHLF in noncirrhotic patients prior to liver resection...
October 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034613/massive-ascites-and-the-heterozygous-alpha-1-antitrypsin-%C3%AE-1-at-living-related-donor-liver-in-the-homozygous-child
#6
Shirin E Khorsandi, Richard Thompson, Hector Vilca-Melendez, Anil Dhawan, Nigel Heaton
The following is a short report on the use of a heterozygous (PiMZ) alpha 1 antitrypsin (α1AT) living related donor liver in a homozygous (PiZ) child that was complicated by massive ascites early after transplant. This clinical report is then followed by a brief summary of present knowledge on the α1 AT protein and management of massive ascites in the pediatric liver transplant recipient.
October 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032378/survey-results-of-the-expert-meeting-on-laparoscopic-living-donor-hepatectomy-and-literature-review
#7
Jai Young Cho, Ho-Seong Han, Hironori Kaneko, Go Wakabayashi, Hideaki Okajima, Shinji Uemoto, Olivier Soubrane, Chee-Chien Yong, Chao-Long Chen, Tan To Cheung, Giulio Belli, Shoji Kubo, Yao-Ming Wu, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Roberto I Troisi, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Kyung-Suk Suh, Arvinder S Soin, Ki-Hun Kim, Daniel Cherqui
BACKGROUND: Because laparoscopic donor surgery has been successful in pediatric living donor liver transplantation, its application is expanding to right hepatectomy. However, there is no consensus on the indications for laparoscopic donor hepatectomy or on the details of the surgical technique. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current status of laparoscopic donor hepatectomy and to summarize the expert opinion on it. METHODS: Before the expert meeting on September 8, 2016, in Seoul, Korea, a survey was undertaken from expert liver surgeons from around the world...
October 14, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030698/biliary-atresia-and-liver-transplantation-results-and-thoughts-for-primary-liver-transplantation-in-select-patients
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Riccardo Superina
Biliary atresia (BA) is one of the most common indications for liver transplantation in children. Despite advances in biliary atresia surgical techniques, most children will ultimately require liver transplantation. Possible pre-operative predictors of outcome after the Kasai operation are: 1. Age at operation 2. Presence of the biliary atresia splenic malformation syndrome (BASM) 3. Center specific factors 4. Liver histology and 5. Anatomic pattern of bile ducts found at surgery.Age at surgery is considered a strong predictor of success after portoenterostomy...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026876/avoiding-icu-admission-by-using-a-fast-track-protocol-is-safe-in-selected-adult-to-adult-live-donor-liver-transplant-recipients
#9
Juan Echeverri, Nicolas Goldaracena, Akhil Kant Singh, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Nazia Selzner, Mark S Cattral, Paul D Greig, Les Lilly, Ian D McGilvray, Gary A Levy, Anand Ghanekar, Eberhard L Renner, David R Grant, Stuart A McCluskey, Markus Selzner
BACKGROUND: We evaluated patient characteristics of live donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients undergoing a fast-track protocol without intensive care unit (ICU) admission versus LDLT patients receiving posttransplant ICU care. METHODS: Of the 153 LDLT recipients, 46 patients were included in our fast-track protocol without ICU admission. Both, fast-tracked patients and ICU-admitted patients were compared regarding donor and patient characteristics, perioperative characteristics, and postoperative outcomes and complications...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026734/cytomegalovirus-infection-under-a-hybrid-strategy-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#10
Ryung Kim, Dai Joung, Sunghee Lee, Insook Jeong, Seak Hee Oh, Jung-Man Namgoong, Dae Yeon Kim, Kyung Mo Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of a hybrid prophylactic strategy to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in pediatric liver transplantation (LT) patients. METHODS: CMV DNAemia was regularly monitored by quantitative nucleic acid amplification test (QNAT) and was quantified in all children. CMV infection and disease were defined according to the International Consensus Guidelines. The hybrid strategy against CMV infection consisted of universal 3-week prophylaxis and preemptive treatment of intravenous ganciclovir regardless of the recipient's serostatus...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026597/endoscopic-approach-for-management-of-biliary-strictures-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Dayse Pereira da Silva Aparício, José Pinhata Otoch, Edna Frasson de Souza Montero, Muhammad Ali Khan, Everson Luiz de Almeida Artifon
The most common biliary complication after liver transplantation is anastomotic stricture (AS) and it can occur isolated or in combination with other complications. Liver graft from a cadaveric donor or a living donor has an influence on the incidence of biliary strictures as well as on the response to endoscopic treatment. Endoscopic treatment using balloon dilation and insertion of biliary stents by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the initial approach to these complications. AIM: The aim of this article is to compare different endoscopic techniques to treat post-liver transplantation biliary strictures...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025382/biliary-complications-in-recipients-of-living-donor-liver-transplant-a-single-center-review-of-120-patients
#12
Mohamed D Sarhan, Ayman M A Osman, Mahmoud Aly Mohamed, Omar Abdelaziz, Dalia K Serour, Doaa A Mansour, Sherif Mogawer, Ayman S Helmy, Mostafa A El-Shazli, Adel A Hosny
OBJECTIVES: Biliary complications are common after living-donor liver transplant. This retrospective study reviewed our experience with biliary complications in recipients of living-donor liver transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over our 9-year study period, 120 patients underwent living-donor liver transplant. Patients were divided into 2 groups, with group A having biliary complications and group B without biliary complications. Both groups were compared, and different treatment modalities for biliary complications were evaluated...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024412/risk-of-post-transplant-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-is-greater-in-recipients-with-higher-platelet-counts-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Sangbin Han, Sanghoon Lee, Ju Dong Yang, Michael Douglas Leise, Joong Hyun Ahn, Seonwoo Kim, Gangha Jung, Mi Sook Gwak, Gaab Soo Kim, Justin Sangwook Ko
Platelets interact with tumor cells and promote metastasis. The importance of platelets in post-transplant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence is unclear. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the association between preoperative platelet count and HCC recurrence after living donor liver transplantation. Of 359 recipients of livers from living donors for HCC, 209 of 240 patients who had preoperative platelet count ≤75 × 10(9) /L were matched with 97 of 119 patients who had preoperative platelet count >75 × 10(9) /L using propensity score matching, with an unfixed matching ratio based on factors such as tumor biology...
October 11, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024347/long-term-outcome-of-rendezvous-technique-for-hepaticojejunal-anastomotic-obstruction-after-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#14
Yukihiro Sanada, Tomonori Yano, Taizen Urahashi, Yoshiyuki Ihara, Noriki Okada, Naoya Yamada, Yuta Hirata, Takumi Katano, Hironori Yamamoto, Koichi Mizuta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024048/the-impact-of-adult-to-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation-on-transplant-center-outcomes-reporting
#15
John F Renz, Geraldine C Diaz
BACKGROUND: The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) has released a 5-tier performance ranking system based upon results of deceased-donor and living-donor liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An analysis of Spring 2017 SRTR Program Specific Reports for outcomes of adult living-donor and deceased-donor liver transplantation. RESULTS: Utilizing the current SRTR performance algorithm, living-donor liver transplant results may disproportionately affect transplant center performance ranking...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023959/pembrolizumab-for-metastatic-hepatocellular-carcinoma-following-live-donor-liver-transplantation-the-silver-bullet
#16
A Rammohan, M S Reddy, M Farouk, J Vargese, M Rela
Therapeutic options for extrahepatic metastases following Liver Transplantation(LT) for Hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) are limited, and the prognosis remains poor. Innovative blockade of immune checkpoints, such as monoclonal antibodies against programmed death receptor 1 have shown promise in the treatment of solid organ malignancies. Here, we report a case of metastatic HCC after LT, where Pembrolizumab was started following a poor response with Sorafenib. There was a complete radiological response to the drug with no liver graft rejection or dysfunction...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991124/angiogenesis-in-the-transplanted-donor-graft-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#17
Dong-Hwan Jung, Sung-Hwan Moon, Soon-Jung Park, Eun Jae Kim, In Ho Jang, Cheon-Soo Park, Ji Yoon Lee, Yong-Pil Cho, Sung-Gyu Lee
BACKGROUND: There is no direct evidence for the role of angiogenesis in liver regeneration in humans. This study aimed to determine whether angiogenesis is involved in the regeneration of transplanted donor grafts in human living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to examine the impact of donor graft volume on angiogenesis. METHODS: Clinical data and liver tissue characteristics were analyzed in 4 patients who received adult-to-adult LDLT with dual left lobe grafts from 2 living donors...
October 5, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989997/diaphragmatic-hernia-following-liver-resection-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Francesco Esposito, Chetana Lim, Chady Salloum, Michael Osseis, Eylon Lahat, Philippe Compagnon, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Postoperative diaphragmatic hernia, following liver resection, is a rare complication. METHODS: Data of patients who underwent major hepatectomy for liver tumors, between 2011 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The literature was searched for studies reporting the occurrence of diaphragmatic hernia following liver resection. RESULTS: Diaphragmatic hernia developed in 2.3% of patients (3/131) with a median delay of 14 months (4-31 months)...
August 2017: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984750/postoperative-changes-of-liver-enzymes-can-distinguish-between-biliary-stricture-and-graft-rejection-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-longitudinal-study
#19
Young Sik Woo, Kwang Hyuck Lee, Kyu Taek Lee, Jong Kyun Lee, Jong Man Kim, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Jae-Won Joh, Danbee Kang, Juhee Cho
There is no known useful clinical parameter that can specifically predict a biliary stricture and differentiate it from other related complications after living donor liver transplantations (LDLT). The aims of this study were to determine whether the changes of liver enzymes can predict postoperative biliary stricture apart from other complications. We reviewed the medical records of 203 patients who underwent LDLT with duct to duct anastomosis from 2008 to 2010. The longitudinal changes of liver enzyme over time and the occurrence of complication were evaluated...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983725/liver-transplantation-for-biliary-atresia-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Mureo Kasahara, Koji Umeshita, Seisuke Sakamoto, Akinari Fukuda, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Shinji Uemoto
Biliary atresia (BA) is an idiopathic neonatal cholangiopathy characterized by progressive inflammatory obliteration of the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts. Although the Kasai operation has dramatically improved the outcomes in children with BA, most patients with BA eventually require liver transplantation (LT) even after undergoing a successful Kasai procedure. The Japanese LT Society (JLTS) was established in 1980 to characterize and follow trends in patient characteristics and the graft survival among all liver transplant patients in Japan...
October 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
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