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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457852/successful-management-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-biliary-atresia-with-single-ventricle-physiology-from-peri-transplant-through-total-cavopulmonary-connection-a-case-report
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Yohei Yamada, Ken Hoshino, Takayuki Oyanagi, Ryohei Gatayama, Jun Maeda, Nobuyuki Katori, Yasushi Fuchimoto, Taizo Hibi, Masahiro Shinoda, Kentaro Matsubara, Hideaki Obara, Ryo Aeba, Yuko Kitagawa, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, Tatsuo Kuroda
Children with single ventricle physiology have complete mixing of the pulmonary and systemic circulations, requiring staged procedures to achieve a separation of these circulations, or Fontan circulation. The single ventricle physiology significantly increases the risk of mortality in children undergoing non-cardiac surgery. As liver transplantation for patients with single ventricle physiology is particularly challenging, only a few reports have been published. We herein report a case of successful LDLTx for an 8-month-old pediatric patient with biliary atresia, heterotaxy, and complex heart disease of single ventricle physiology...
February 19, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456414/high-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-antibody-loss-and-a-case-report-of-de-novo-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-a-child-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Palittiya Sintusek, Nawarat Posuwan, Piyaporn Wanawongsawad, Suttiruk Jitraruch, Yong Poovorawan, Voranush Chongsrisawat
AIM: To assess the seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) immunity among previously vaccinated pediatric liver transplant recipients and present a case report of de novo hepatitis B infection after liver transplantation. METHODS: This study focused on children with chronic liver diseases who received primary hepatitis B immunization and had a complete dataset of anti-HBs before and after liver transplantation between May 2001 and June 2017. Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for potential factors relating to HBV immunity loss...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455437/live-donor-liver-transplantation-for-acute-liver-failure-a-single-center-experience
#3
Siddharth Mehrotra, Naimish Mehta, Prashantha S Rao, Shailendra Lalwani, Vivek Mangla, Samiran Nundy
INTRODUCTION: Acute liver failure (ALF) is an indication for emergency liver transplantation (LT). Although centers performing only deceased donor liver transplants (DDLT) have shown improved outcomes in this situation, they still have relatively long waiting lists. An alternative would be living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), which has shown equivalent outcomes in the elective situation but there is limited evidence of its results in ALF. AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes in patients with ALF undergoing emergency LDLT in our center in Delhi, India...
February 17, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454573/revisiting-donor-risk-over-two-decades-of-single-center-experience-more-attention-on-the-impact-of-overweight
#4
Cheng-Maw Ho, Yu-Min Huang, Rey-Heng Hu, Yao-Ming Wu, Ming-Chih Ho, Po-Huang Lee
OBJECTIVE: Morbidity rates after living donor hepatectomy vary greatly among centers. Donor morbidity in a tertiary center over the past two decades was revisited. METHODS: Clinical data and grading of complications were reviewed by a nontransplant surgeon based on Clavien 5 tier grading. Risk factors were analyzed. RESULTS: In total, 473 consecutive living liver donors from 1997 to 2016 were included for analysis; 305 were right liver donors and 168 left liver donors, and the corresponding morbidity rates were 27...
February 14, 2018: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453832/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-mild-zellweger-spectrum-disorder-up-to-17-years-follow-up
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Tanguy Demaret, Sharat Varma, Xavier Stephenne, Françoise Smets, Isabelle Scheers, Ronald Wanders, Lionel Van Maldergem, Raymond Reding, Etienne Sokal
Mild Zellweger spectrum disorder, also described as Infantile Refsum disease, is attributable to mutations in PEX genes. Its clinical course is characterized by progressive hearing and vision loss, and neurodevelopmental regression. Supportive management is currently considered the standard of care, as no treatment has shown clinical benefits. LT was shown to correct levels of circulating toxic metabolites, partly responsible for chronic neurological impairment. Of three patients having undergone LT for mild ZSD, one died after LT, while the other two displayed significant neurodevelopmental improvement on both the long-term (17 years post-LT) and short-term (9 months post-LT) follow-up...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453829/proposal-for-new-selection-criteria-considering-pre-transplant-muscularity-and-visceral-adiposity-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Yuhei Hamaguchi, Toshimi Kaido, Shinya Okumura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Hisaya Shirai, Siyuan Yao, Shintaro Yagi, Naoko Kamo, Hideaki Okajima, Shinji Uemoto
BACKGROUND: The significance of pre-operative body composition has recently attracted much attention in various diseases. However, cut-off values for these parameters remain undetermined, and these factors are not currently included in selection criteria for recipients of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS: Using computed tomography of 657 donors for LDLT, skeletal muscle mass, muscle quality, and visceral adiposity were evaluated by using skeletal muscle mass index (SMI), intramuscular adipose tissue content (IMAC), and visceral-to-subcutaneous adipose tissue area ratio (VSR)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452208/outcome-of-abo-incompatible-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Young-In Yoon, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee, Shin Hwang, Ki-Hun Kim, Seok-Hwan Kim, Woo-Hyoung Kang, Hwui-Dong Cho, Eun-Kyoung Jwa, Jae-Hyun Kwon, Eun-Young Tak, Varvara A Kirchner
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) can simultaneously cure hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and underlying liver cirrhosis, improving long-term results in patients with HCC. ABO-incompatible LDLT could expand the living-donor pool, reduce waiting times for deceased-donor liver transplantation, and improve long-term survival for some patients with HCC. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients undergoing LDLT for HCC from November 2008 to December 2015 at a single institution in Korea...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451147/perioperative-single-donor-platelet-apheresis-and-red-blood-cell-transfusion-impact-on-90-day-and-overall-survival-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#8
Wei Zheng, Kang-Mei Zhao, Li-Hui Luo, Yang Yu, Sheng-Mei Zhu
Background: Although many previous studies have confirmed that perioperative blood transfusion is associated with poor outcomes after liver transplantation (LT), few studies described the influence of single-donor platelet apheresis transfusion in living donor LT (LDLT). This study aimed to assess the effect of blood products on outcomes for LDLT recipients, focusing on apheresis platelets. Methods: This retrospective study included 126 recipients who underwent their first adult-to-adult LDLT...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450751/left-lobe-mobilization-strategy-of-right-sided-major-hepatectomy-for-treatment-of-a-tumor-causing-severe-inferior-vena-cava-compression-a-novel-strategy-using-the-modified-liver-hanging-maneuver
#9
Kenichiro Araki, Norio Kubo, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Ken Shirabe
BACKGROUND: Massive bleeding during major hepatectomy is associated with greater mortality and morbidity.1 Our previous study shows that inferior vena cava (IVC) compression by tumor and an anterior approach without the liver-hanging maneuver (LHM) are risk factors for massive bleeding.2 The LHM is useful for controlling bleeding in deeper parenchymal transection planes.3 However, severe compression of the IVC by tumor makes it difficult to insert a hanging tape.4 The study shows a novel modified LHM strategy for severe IVC compression to minimize intraoperative bleeding...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450703/utilization-of-hepatitis-b-core-antibody-positive-grafts-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#10
Visagh Puthumana Udayakumar, Sudhindran Surendran, Uma Devi Padma
BACKGROUND: Utilization of liver grafts from hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) positive donors carries the risk of reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in recipients because of post-transplant immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients who had received liver grafts from anti-HBc positive live donors between 2006 and 2016 at our institute. RESULTS: Out of 22 recipients [all males, mean age 45.4 years (range 18-64 years)], four patients were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive preoperatively and received entecavir post-transplantation...
February 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450611/high-spatial-resolution-navigated-3d-t1-weighted-hepatobiliary-mr-cholangiography-using-gd-eob-dtpa-for-evaluation-of-biliary-anatomy-in-living-liver-donors
#11
Jei Hee Lee, Bohyun Kim, Hye Jin Kim, Bong-Wan Kim, Hee-Jung Wang, Jai Keun Kim
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of high-resolution navigated three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted hepatobiliary MR cholangiography (Nav T1 MRC) using Gd-EOB-DTPA for biliary visualization in living liver donors and to assess added value of 3D T1-weighted hepatobiliary MRCs in improving the confidence and diagnostic accuracy of biliary anatomy in complementary to T2-weighted MRCs. METHODS: Twenty-nine right liver donors underwent 3D T2 MRC, 2D T2 MRC, breath-hold T1-weighted hepatobiliary MRC (BH T1 MRC), and Nav T1 MRC...
February 15, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443826/higher-risk-of-posttransplant-graft-failure-in-male-recipients-of-female-donor-grafts-might-not-be-due-to-anastomotic-size-disparity
#12
Kyo Won Lee, Sangbin Han, Sanghoon Lee, Hyun-Hwa Cha, Soohyun Ahn, Hyeon Seon Ahn, Justin S Ko, Mi Sook Gwak, Gaab Soo Kim, Jae-Won Joh, Suk-Koo Lee, Gyu-Seong Choi
BACKGROUND: Posttransplant liver graft failure occurs most often in male recipients of livers from female donors. The respective role of donor sex itself and the size disparity in graft vessels/bile ducts according to donor sex are unclear. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the importance of donor sex with adjustment for anastomotic size disparity between female and male donor grafts. METHODS: A total of 309 male patients without hepatic tumors who underwent living donor liver transplantation were analyzed (109 female and 200 male donors)...
February 13, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442469/brain-death-associated-pathological-events-and-therapeutic-options
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Paweł Chudoba, Wojciech Krajewski, Joanna Wojciechowska, Dorota Kamińska
BACKGROUND: At present, organ transplantation is the most efficient treatment of end-stage failure of various organs, including the heart, lungs, pancreas, intestines, kidney, and liver. Despite the efforts to use organs from living donors or from donors after circulatory death, most of the organs are recovered from brain dead (BD) donors. METHODS: The Medline and Web of Science databases were searched without time limit on November 2015 using the terms "brain dead donor" and "deceased donor" in conjunction with "transplantation", "graft", "organ", "hemodynamic", "hormonal", or "management"...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442420/a-liver-for-a-kidney-ethics-of-trans-organ-paired-exchange
#14
Benjamin Samstein, Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, Sandip Kapur, Lloyd Ratner, Jean Emond
Living donation provides important access to organ transplantation, which is the optimal therapy for patients with end-stage liver or kidney failure. Paired exchanges have facilitated thousands of kidney transplants and enable transplantation when the donor and recipient are incompatible. However, frequently willing and otherwise healthy donors have contraindications to donation of the organ that their recipient needs. Trans-organ paired exchanges would enable a donor associated with a kidney recipient to donate a lobe of liver and a donor associated with a liver recipient to donate a kidney...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435902/pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation-using-a-monosegment-procured-by-pure-3d-laparoscopic-left-lateral-sectionectomy-and-in-situ-reduction
#15
Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung-Suk Suh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon, Sung-Woo Ahn, Hyeyoung Kim, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee
BACKGROUND: Improvements in laparoscopic imaging systems and instruments have increased the performance of pure laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy. This operation is no longer limited to left lateral sectionectomy but is used for left hepatectomy and right hepatectomy.1-5 This report describes a donor who underwent pure laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy and in situ reduction using 3D laparoscopy and indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence cholangiography to obtain a monosegment...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435319/serum-magnesium-concentration-is-independently-associated-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
#16
Ahad Eshraghian, Saman Nikeghbalian, Bita Geramizadeh, Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini
Background: The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has not been well recognized yet. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the association between serum magnesium concentration and NAFLD. Methods: Study participants were healthy individuals who had undergone liver biopsies between January 2012 and August 2015 as a routine pre-transplant check-up before living donor liver transplantation. Liver biopsy specimens were evaluated by an expert pathologist regarding presence of hepatic steatosis and steatohepatitis...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432257/progression-of-living-liver-donation-worldwide
#17
Trevor L Nydam, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Elizabeth A Pomfret, Mohamed Rela
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has developed into a well tolerated and viable option when deceased donor transplantation is not available. Transplant and advanced hepatobiliary surgeons from around the world have performed living donor hepatectomies consistently for decades with acceptable donor outcomes. However, optimizing the preoperative workup, donor selection, operative technique, and perioperative care will improve these outcomes. This manuscript reviews recent worldwide literature for the living liver donor...
February 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427562/liver-paired-exchange-can-the-liver-emulate-the-kidney
#18
Ashish Mishra, Alexis Lo, Grace S Lee, Benjamin Samstein, Peter S Yoo, Matthew H Levine, David S Goldberg, Abraham Shaked, Kim M Olthoff, Peter L Abt
Kidney paired exchange (KPE) constitutes 12 percent of all living donor kidney transplants in the United States. 1 The success of KPE programs has prompted many in the liver transplant community to consider the possibility of liver paired exchange (LPE). Though the idea seems promising, the application has been limited to a handful of centers in Asia. 2,3 In this manuscript we consider the indications, logistical issues, and ethics for establishing a LPE program in the United States with reference to the principles and advances developed from experience with KPE...
February 10, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424768/current-status-of-surgical-incisions-used-in-donors-during-living-related-liver-transplantation-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
#19
Ken Shirabe, Susumu Eguchi, Hideaki Okajima, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Shigeru Marubashi, Koji Umeshita, Seiji Kawasaki, Katsuhiko Yanaga, Mitsuo Shimada, Toshimi Kaido, Naoki Kawagishi, Akinobu Taketomi, Koichi Mizuta, Norihiro Kokudo, Shinji Uemoto, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Smaller surgical incisions have recently been introduced in living donor liver procurement. This study used national data from Japan to clarify the present status of surgical incisions in living donor liver procurement. METHODS: A nationwide, questionnaire-based survey related to 3121 donors and recipients was used. Donors were divided into two groups: left lateral segment graft (LLSG) procurement (n=690) and other types (n=2431). Incisions were classified into six types: type I, upper midline and bilateral subcostal; type II, upper midline and right subcostal; type III: upper midline and right subcostal to the right lateral margin of the abdominal rectus muscle; type IV, upper midline without laparoscopy; type V, upper midline with laparoscopy; and type VI, lower abdominal using the full laparoscopic technique...
February 9, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424478/liver-graft-to-spleen-volume-ratio-as-a-useful-predictive-factor-of-the-early-graft-function-in-children-and-young-adults-transplanted-for-biliary-atresia
#20
Yoshiaki Takahashi, Toshiharu Matsuura, Koichiro Yoshimaru, Yusuke Yanagi, Makoto Hayashida, Tomoaki Taguchi
BACKGROUND: A graft volume/standard liver volume ratio (GV/SLV) > 35% or graft/recipient weight ratio (GRWR) >0.8% has been considered as a standard criteria of graft selection. Even if the graft size meets these selection criteria, small-for-size syndrome can still occur depending on the portal venous flow (PVF). The aim of this study was to identify other factors contributing to portal hyperperfusion and the post-transplant course, focusing on the graft volume-to-spleen volume ratio (GV/SV)...
February 9, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
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