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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
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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/29034087/spironolactone-in-cardiovascular-disease-an-expanding-universe
#2
REVIEW
John W Funder
Spironolactone has been marketed for over half a century as a 'potassium-sparing diuretic', used primarily in patients with ascites. With the realization that primary aldosteronism is the most common (5-13%) form of secondary hypertension, it has become widely used as a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. More recently, in the wake of the RALES trial, spironolactone in addition to standard therapy has been shown to be very beneficial in heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction. Despite the failure of the TOPCAT trial, spironolactone is being increasingly used in diastolic heart failure (i...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033681/postoperative-intraperitoneal-bladder-rupture-detected-by-renal-scintigraphy-the-importance-of-postvoid-imaging
#3
Bryan Kang, Daniel Eisenberg, Nikki Sistrun, Hongju Son
Iatrogenic intraperitoneal bladder rupture is an entity that may present in a patient with idiopathic ascites. Nuclear scintigraphy is an unusual modality for the diagnosis of this etiology, and in particular, the postvoid imaging demonstrates critical findings. We present a case report, pertinent imaging, and a review of literature.
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033589/yttrium-90-radioembolization-of-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-center-experience
#4
Carsten Meyer, Claus Christian Pieper, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Nina Alexandra Lampe, Eva Maria E Matuschek, Thomas Adrian Maschke, Simon Jonas Enkirch, Markus Essler, Ulrich Spengler, Hans Heinz Schild
PURPOSE: To determine the value of radioembolization (RE) for treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of patients undergoing RE for unresectable HCC were retrospectively reviewed. Biochemical and clinical toxicities, imaging response (according to modified Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors), time-to-progression (TTP) and overall survival (OS) were analyzed. Data were stratified according to clinical and procedural parameters...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031938/design-synthesis-and-antiproliferative-effect-of-17%C3%AE-amide-derivatives-of-2-methoxyestradiol-and-their-studies-on-pharmacokinetics
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Xiufang Shi, Zhihao Wang, Feng Xu, Xiang Lu, Haifeng Yao, Dandan Wu, Shuaijun Sun, Ruifang Nie, Shuo Gao, Panpan Li, Liwen Xia, Zhenzhong Zhang, Cong Wang
A series of 17β-amide-2-methoxyestradiol compounds were synthesized with an aim to enhance the antiproliferative effect of 2-methoxyestradiol. The antiproliferative activity of 2-methoxyestradiol analogs against human cancer cells was investigated. 2-methoxy-3-benzyloxy-17β-chloroacetamide-1,3,5(10)-triene (5e) and 2-methoxy-3-hydroxy-17β-butyramide-1,3,5(10)-triene (6c) had comparable or better antitumor activity than 2-methoxyestradiol. The elimination half-life of 6c (t1/2β = 240.93 min) is ten times longer than 2-ME and the area under the curve was seven times (AUC0-tmin =2068...
October 12, 2017: Steroids
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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REVIEW
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/29029985/clinical-and-pathological-outcomes-after-irreversible-electroporation-of-the-pancreas-using-two-parallel-plate-electrodes-a-porcine-model
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Steffi J E Rombouts, Willemijn P M van Dijck, Maarten W Nijkamp, Tyche C Derksen, Lodewijk A A Brosens, Frederik J H Hoogwater, Maarten S van Leeuwen, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Richard van Hillegersberg, Fred H Wittkampf, Izaak Q Molenaar
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) by inserting needles around the tumor as treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer entails several disadvantages, such as incomplete ablation due to field inhomogeneity, technical difficulties in needle placement and a risk of pancreatic fistula development. This experimental study evaluates outcomes of IRE using paddles in a porcine model. METHODS: Six healthy pigs underwent laparotomy and were treated with 2 separate ablations (in head and tail of the pancreas)...
October 10, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027398/nutritional-status-cachexia-and-anorexia-in-women-with-peritoneal-metastasis-and-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-longitudinal-analysis
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Ziad Hilal, Günther A Rezniczek, Robert Klenke, Askin Dogan, Clemens B Tempfer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the nutritional status of women with peritoneal metastasis (PM) from recurrent ovarian, fallopian, or peritoneal cancer and to assess longitudinal variations of the cachexia-anorexia syndrome (CAS) during palliative pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC). METHODS: Nutritional assessment included body mass index (BMI), bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and blood chemistry. CAS presence/absence was recorded before and during repeated cycles (1-11) of PIPAC...
November 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027395/prognostic-value-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Jun Zhu, Hao Wen, Rui Bi, Yong Wu, Xiaohua Wu
OBJECTIVE: Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) was expressed in various tumors and antibodies targeting its receptor programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) are emerging cancer therapeutics. This study was designed to evaluate the expression of PD-L1 and its correlation with clinicopathologic features and clinical outcomes in ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC). METHODS: The PD-L1 expression was measured by tissue-microarray-based immunohistochemistry from 122 eligible patients diagnosed with OCCC...
November 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026875/ethylene-glycol-poisoning-should-not-contraindicate-liver-donation
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Alisha Burman, Christopher J E Watson, Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis
As the number of patients waiting to receive transplants increases, there is a need to explore all possible donation opportunities. In this case report, we describe the transplantation of a liver from a donor who died after ethylene glycol poisoning into a woman with alcoholic liver disease with cirrhosis and associated ascites. Donor management, including ethanol, fomepizol and haemodialysis, hastened clearance of ethylene glycol from the circulation, and after liver transplantation, the recipient exhibited no adverse effects suggestive of ethylene glycol toxicity, although recipient hepatic artery dissection and thrombosis necessitated retransplantation...
October 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026737/eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorder-presenting-as-intractable-vomiting-and-ascites-in-a-young-girl
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Ji Yoon Kwon, Ji Sun Huh, Bo Kyung Je, Kwang Dae Hong, Jee Hyun Lee
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) is a rare disease in children that affects the bowel wall, with eosinophilic infiltration in the absence of any other causes for eosinophilia. The etiology remains unknown, but allergies and immunological imbalance are suspected triggers. We encountered a case of serosal EGID presenting as intractable vomiting and ascites in a 9-year-old girl, after influenza virus infection. Peripheral eosinophilia was not present. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy of the bowel wall through laparotomy and endoscopy, and controlled by 2 courses of steroid therapy due to recurring symptoms...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026624/first-case-of-human-peritoneal-cysticercosis-mimicking-peritoneal-carcinosis-necessity-of-laparoscopy-and-histologic-assessment-for-the-correct-diagnosis
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Martina Rudelius, Klaus Brehm, Martin Poelcher, Christoph Spinner, Andreas Rosenwald, Clarissa Prazeres da Costa
Introduction. Correct diagnosis of peritoneal infectious disease can be extremely difficult due to non-specific clinical features. Thus, careful assessment with thorough histopathological work-up is essential. Here, we report the first case of human peritoneal cysticercosis mimicking peritoneal carcinosis. Case presentation. The patient presented with recurring ascites and a tumour in the Douglas cavity accompanied by elevated tumour markers. There were no signs of systemic infection. On laparoscopy, the tumour was resected completely...
June 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026464/evaluation-of-doppler-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-dysfunction-a-prospective-study
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Charlotte Nicolas, Amélie Le Gouge, Louis d'Alteroche, Jean Ayoub, Monica Georgescu, Vincent Vidal, Denis Castaing, Jean-Pierre Cercueil, Patrick Chevallier, Jérôme Roumy, Hervé Trillaud, Louis Boyer, Vincent Le Pennec, Christophe Perret, Bruno Giraudeau, Jean-Marc Perarnau, Stic-Tips Group
AIM: To prospectively evaluate the performance of Doppler-ultrasonography (US) for the detection of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dysfunction within a multicenter cohort of cirrhotic patients. METHODS: This study was conducted in 10 french teaching hospitals. After TIPS insertion, angiography and liver Doppler-US were carried out every six months to detect dysfunction (defined by a portosystemic gradient ≥ 12 mmHg and/or a stent stenosis ≥ 50%)...
September 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025385/the-impact-of-preoperative-variables-on-intraoperative-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-during-orthotopic-liver-transplant
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Mohammad Hossein Eghbal, Kazem Samadi, Mohammad Bagher Khosravi, Mohammad Ali Sahmeddini, Sina Ghaffaripoor, Mohammad Ghorbani, Sakineh Shokrizadeh
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant traditionally and potentially is associated with the risk of massive blood loss and transfusion, which can adversely affect transplant outcomes. Many variables influence the amount of bleeding, and these can be categorized as patient related, surgery related, and graft related. We aimed to assess the effects of these variables on the amount of bleeding and transfusion during liver transplant; predicting the risk of massive blood loss can help transplant teams to select and manage patients more effectively...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024842/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-like-implants-of-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-an-insolite-occurrence-during-splenectomy-for-myelofibrosis
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Marco Casaccia, Rosario Fornaro, Marco Frascio, Denise Palombo, Cesare Stabilini, Emma Firpo, Ezio Gianetta
INTRODUCTION: Primary myelofibrosis (MF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm that results in debilitating constitutional symptoms, splenomegaly, and cytopenias. In patients with symptomatic splenomegaly, splenectomy remains a viable treatment option for MF patients with medically refractory symptomatic splenomegaly that precludes the use of ruxolitinib. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the clinical case of a patient who was admitted to our Department to perform a splenectomy in MF as a therapeutic step prior to an allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT)...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023961/clinical-significance-of-small-bowel-villous-edema-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-capsule-endoscopy-study
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Ichiro Otani, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Akiyoshi Tsuboi, Sayoko Kunihara, Yuko Nagaoki, Hiroshi Aikata, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The relationship between the presence of villous edema (VE) in portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE) and clinical factors remains unclear. The aim of this study was to reveal the clinical factors related to VE in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC), and investigate the clinical significance of VE. METHODS: Between February 2009 and September 2016, 363 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis underwent capsule endoscopy (CE) for diagnosing PHE at Hiroshima University Hospital...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023812/polycystic-liver-disease-hepatic-venous-outflow-obstruction-lesions-of-the-non-cystic-parenchyma-have-major-consequences
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Louise Barbier, Maxime Ronot, Béatrice Aussilhou, François Cauchy, Claire Francoz, Prof Valérie Vilgrain, Olivier Soubrane, Valérie Paradis, Jacques Belghiti
BACKGROUND: In patients with polycystic liver disease, development of cysts induces hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOO) and parenchymal modifications, challenging the paradigm of a normal non-cystic liver parenchyma. The aims were to reappraise the pathology of the non-cystic parenchyma, by focusing on HVOO lesions; and to investigate the association with outflow obstruction at imaging and perioperative course after liver resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective study conducted in one tertiary center between 1993 and 2014...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022099/defibrotide-for-the-treatment-of-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-evaluation-of-response-to-therapy-and-patient-outcomes
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John Coutsouvelis, Sharon Avery, Michael Dooley, Carl Kirkpatrick, Andrew Spencer
PURPOSE: Defibrotide is an agent used to treat sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS/VOD) in patients undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of defibrotide used within institutional guidelines for the treatment of SOS/VOD in patients undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: Data for 23 patients was retrospectively reviewed to evaluate the effectiveness of defibrotide and the utility of response criteria to direct therapy as specified within institution guidelines...
October 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021448/additional-octreotide-therapy-to-sirolimus-achieved-a-decrease-in-sirolimus-refractory-chylous-effusion-complicated-with-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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Masashi Namba, Takeshi Masuda, Takashi Nakamura, Yasushi Horimasu, Shintaro Miyamoto, Taku Nakashima, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Kazunori Fujitaka, Hironobu Hamada, Noboru Hattori
Recently, sirolimus, an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin, was reported to decrease chylous effusion in patients with lymphangioleimyomatosis (LAM). We herein report a case of a 34-year-old woman with LAM who developed refractory chylothorax and chylous ascites during sirolimus therapy. In this case, to reduce chylous effusion, we administered octreotide, which is often used to control postoperative chylous effusion, in addition to the sirolimus therapy. This combination therapy reduced the chylothorax and chylous ascites...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021431/a-case-of-tocilizumab-resistant-tafro-syndrome-complicated-by-type-ii-respiratory-failure
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Tatsuya Aoki, Mikio Wada, Atsushi Kawashima, Kouichi Hirakawa, Akihiro Nagata, Keizo Kagawa
A 66-year-old man with a several year history of thrombocytopenia, pleural effusion and ascites, anasarca, and organomegaly presented with general fatigue, appetite loss, dyspnea with type II respiratory failure. The precise history of the patient and the re-evaluation of lymph node and bone marrow biopsies conducted by the previous physician indicated TAFRO syndrome. The patient's laboratory data improved for a year with tocilizumab, but then worsened to the point that the patient required artificial ventilation due to the deterioration of type II respiratory failure...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
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