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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471569/does-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-stent-differentially-improve-survival-in-a-subset-of-cirrhotic-patients
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Jonel Trebicka
Does transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt stent (TIPS) improve survival in a subgroup of patients? Yes. TIPS nearly halves portal pressure and increases the effective blood volume. In cases of acute variceal hemorrhage and with a high risk of treatment failure, defined as either hepatic venous pressure gradient higher than 20 mm Hg, Child B with active bleeding at the endoscopy, or Child C with less than 14 points, early or preemptive placement of TIPS (within 72 hours) improves survival. Also, in suitable patients with intractable or refractory ascites, TIPS improves survival if placed early in the course of treatment...
February 2018: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470295/an-omental-lymphatic-malformation-mimicking-ascites-in-a-2-year-old-male
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Christopher Blackmore, Deborah Thompson, Johan Van Limbergen, Anthony Vandersteen, Rodrigo Romao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469514/-analysis-of-characteristics-of-medical-assistance-to-advanced-schistosomiasis-patients-in-hunan-province-2015
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Li Fei-Yue, Tan Hong-Zhuan, Zhou Jie, Zhou Rui-Hong, Zhu Jin-Hua, Cai Xin-Ting, Ren Guang-Hui
OBJECTIVE: To understand the current distribution and characteristics of advanced schistosomiasis patients who accepted medical assistance in Hunan Province in 2015, so as to provide the evidence for perfecting the policy and measures of the medical assistance to advanced schistosomiasis patients. METHODS: The patients who had been diagnosed as advanced schistosomiasis were verified and confirmed according to the standard of the medical assistance to advanced schistosomiasis patients in Hunan Province in 2015...
March 27, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469053/fontan-associated-liver-disease-a-review
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Luis Téllez, Enrique Rodríguez-Santiago, Agustín Albillos
Fontan-associated liver disease is a hepatic disorder arising from hemodynamic changes and systemic venous congestion following Fontan surgery. The histological changes produced in the liver are similar but not equivalent to those seen in other forms of cardiac liver disease. While the natural history of this form of liver disease is not well established, over time many Fontan patients develop portal hypertension-related complications such as ascites, variceal hemorrhage or encephalopathy. Fontan survivors also show an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466294/respiratory-gated-proton-beam-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-adjacent-to-the-gastrointestinal-tract-without-fiducial-markers
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Miu Mizuhata, Shigeyuki Takamatsu, Satoshi Shibata, Sayuri Bou, Yoshitaka Sato, Mariko Kawamura, Satoko Asahi, Yuji Tameshige, Yoshikazu Maeda, Makoto Sasaki, Tomoyasu Kumano, Satoshi Kobayashi, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Hiroyasu Tamamura, Toshifumi Gabata
The efficacy of proton beam therapy (PBT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported, but insertion of fiducial markers in the liver is usually required. We evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of respiratory-gated PBT without fiducial markers for HCC located within 2 cm of the gastrointestinal tract. From March 2011 to December 2015 at our institution, 40 patients were evaluated (median age, 72 years; range, 38-87 years). All patients underwent PBT at a dose of 60 to 80 cobalt gray equivalents (CGE) in 20 to 38 fractions...
February 21, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465591/a-study-on-risk-factors-and-diagnostic-efficiency-of-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-in-the-nonobstructive-jaundice
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He Wang, Shi-Chun Lu, Lei He, Jia-Hong Dong
Liver failure remains as the most common complication and cause of death after hepatectomy, and continues to be a challenge for doctors.t test and χ test were used for single factor analysis of data-related variables, then results were introduced into the model to undergo the multiple factors logistic regression analysis. Pearson correlation analysis was performed for related postoperative indexes, and a diagnostic evaluation was performed using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) of postoperative indexes...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465550/clinical-significance-of-computed-tomography-detected-ascites-in-gastric-cancer-patients-with-peritoneal-metastases
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Su Hwan Kim, Young Ho Choi, Ji Won Kim, Sohee Oh, Seohui Lee, Byeong Gwan Kim, Kook Lae Lee
Patients with peritoneal metastases (PM) are generally considered incurable; therefore, the presence of PM is a critical factor in deciding between palliative surgery and curative resection as a therapeutic strategy. Previous studies have not determined the predictive value of ascites detected on computed tomography (CT) for the presence of PM. We aimed to analyze the factors that are associated with PM in patients with CT-detected ascites.A total of 2207 consecutive patients who were diagnosed with gastric cancer between 2004 and 2013 were identified...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464053/combination-of-a-thioxodihydroquinazolinone-with-cisplatin-eliminates-ovarian-cancer-stem-cell-like-cells-csc-lcs-and-shows-preclinical-potential
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Jing Ma, Joseph Salamoun, Peter Wipf, Robert Edwards, Bennett Van Houten, Wei Qian
Cancer stem cell-like cells (CSC-LCs) contribute to drug resistance and recurrence of ovarian cancer. Strategies that can eradicate CSC-LCs are expected to substantially improve the outcome of ovarian cancer treatment. We have previously identified a class of thioxodihydroquinazolinone small molecules, which have strong synergistic antitumor activity with platinum drugs, the standard chemotherapeutic agents for ovarian cancer treatment. In the current study, using the activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) as a marker of CSC-LCs, we demonstrated that the combination of thioxodihydroquinazolinone compound 19 with cisplatin is able to diminish ALDH-high CSC-LC populations in both platinum-resistant ovarian cancer cell lines and primary ovarian cancer cells from metastatic ascites of a cisplatin-resistant patient...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462844/how-can-we-improve-the-performance-of-meldna-score-in-patients-with-hbv-related-decompensated-liver-cirrhosis-commencing-antiviral-treatment
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Tae Hyung Kim, Dae Hoe Ku, Soon Ho Um, Han Ah Lee, Seung Woon Park, Jung Mi Chang, Sun Young Yim, Sang Jun Suh, Young Kul Jung, Yeon Seok Seo, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyung Joon Yim, Jong Eun Yeon, Kwan Soo Byun, Hyonggin Ahn
BACKGROUND AND AIM: We aimed to develop a more efficient prognostic model to predict 1-year mortality in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related decompensated cirrhosis beginning antiviral treatment. METHODS: Using Cox regression analysis, survival analyses were performed on 554 patients with decompensated cirrhosis who were followed up from the start of nucleos(t)ide analogue antiviral treatment. RESULTS: At baseline, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy were found in 78...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460792/comparing-assessment-tools-for-detecting-undernutrition-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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M McFarlane, C Hammond, T Roper, J Mukarati, R Ford, J Burrell, V Gordon, N Burch
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Undernutrition in cirrhotic patients is often poorly recognised until late-stages. The current UK screening tool, the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool, can miss undernutrition in patients with ascites/fluid retention. A 6-question Liver Disease Undernutrition Screening Tool (LDUST) has been developed in America. METHODS: We sought to compare LDUST with MUST in the detection of undernutrition in 50 inpatients and 50 outpatients with liver cirrhosis in a secondary care setting...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460201/patients-with-refractory-ascites-treated-with-alfapump%C3%A2-system-have-better-health-related-quality-of-life-as-compared-to-those-treated-with-large-volume-paracentesis-the-results-of-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study
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Maria Stepanova, Fatema Nader, Christophe Bureau, Danielle Adebayo, Laure Elkrief, Dominique Valla, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Anne McCune, Victor Vargas, Macarena Simon-Talero, Juan Cordoba, Paolo Angeli, Silvia Rossi, Stewart MacDonald, Jeroen Capel, Rajiv Jalan, Zobair M Younossi
BACKGROUND: Refractory ascites (RA) is a complication of cirrhosis which is treated with large volume paracentesis (LVP) as the standard of care. Alfapump® system is a fully implantable pump system which reduces the need for LVP. The aim was to assess health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients treated with alfapump® versus LVP. METHODS: The data were collected in a multicenter open-label randomized controlled trial (clinicaltrials.gov #NCT01528410). Subjects with cirrhosis Child-Pugh class B or C accompanied by RA were randomized to receive alfapump® or LVP...
February 19, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458884/late-onset-fetal-bilateral-pleural-effusions-associated-with-down-syndrome
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Shih-Ting Lai, Chih-Ping Chen, Chen-Ju Lin, Chin Yuan Hsu, Peih-Shan Wu, Chen Chi Lee, Chen Wen Pan, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present two cases of late-onset bilateral fetal pleural effusions associated with fetal Down syndrome. CASE REPORTS: Case 1. A 33-year-old Vietnamese woman had undergone regular sonographic examinations since 23 weeks of gestation and no abnormality had been noted. However, bilateral moderate pleural effusions were found at 33 weeks of gestation, and massive pleural effusion, ascites and polyhydramnios developed at 34 weeks of gestation. Aspiration of the pleural effusion was subsequently performed...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457210/hospital-cirrhosis-volume-and-readmission-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-in-california
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Mike Wei, Jason Ford, Qihan Li, Donghak Jeong, Allison J Kwong, Mindie H Nguyen, Matthew S Chang
BACKGROUND: Patients with cirrhosis are at high readmission risk. Using a large statewide database, we evaluated the effect of hospital cirrhosis-related patient volume on 30-day readmissions in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Database for adult patients with cirrhosis, as defined by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes, hospitalized in California between 2009 and 2011...
February 19, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456851/duodenal-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-ileus-obstructive-jaundice-and-massive-ascites-a-case-report
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Dongbing Ding, Yao Yao, Songbai Zhang
Duodenal mucinous adenocarcinoma (DMA) is a malignancy with a rather low morbidity. However, its incidence in China has not been clearly determined. We herein report a case of a 70-year-old female patient who presented with ileus, obstructive jaundice and massive ascites simultaneously. Gastroendoscopy revealed copious amounts of colloidal mucin in the gastric cavity. The neoplasm was not visualized on computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, and an exploratory laparotomy was performed to investigate the abdomen...
March 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456457/effect-of-ovarian-cancer-ascites-on-skov-3-cells-proteome-new-proteins-associated-with-aggressive-phenotype-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Alfredo Toledo-Leyva, Julio César Villegas-Pineda, Sergio Encarnación-Guevara, Dolores Gallardo-Rincón, Patricia Talamás-Rohana
Background: Epithelial ovarian cancer is the second most lethal gynecological cancer worldwide. Ascites can be found in all clinical stages, however in advanced disease stages IIIC and IV it is more frequent and could be massive, associated with worse prognosis. Due to the above, it was our interest to understanding how the ascites of ovarian cancer patients induces the mechanisms by which the cells present in it acquire a more aggressive phenotype and to know new proteins associated to this process...
2018: Proteome Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453941/increased-morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-falls-among-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Ghideon Ezaz, Susan L Murphy, Jessica Mellinger, Elliot B Tapper
BACKGROUND: Injuries are more morbid and complicated to manage in patients with cirrhosis. However, data are limited regarding the relative risk of injury and severity of injury from falls in patients with cirrhosis compared to those without cirrhosis. METHODS: We examined the nationally representative National Emergency Department Sample, an all-payer database including all patients presenting with falls 2009-2012. We determined the relative risks for and clinical associations with severe injuries...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453782/unusual-spontaneous-porto-systemic-shunt-the-importance-of-diagnosing-non-anatomical-porto-systemic-shunts-to-improve-portal-flow-in-pediatric-living-related-liver-transplantation-case-report
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Juan S Rubio, Carolina Rumbo, Pablo A Farinelli, Nicolás Aguirre, Diego A Ramisch, Hugo Paladini, Pablo D Angelo, Pablo Barros Schelotto, Gabriel E Gondolesi
Collateral circulation secondary to liver cirrhosis may cause the development of large PSSs that may steal flow from the main portal circulation. It is important to identify these shunts prior to, or during the transplant surgery because they might cause an insufficient portal flow to the implanted graft. There are few reports of "steal flow syndrome" cases in pediatrics, even in biliary atresia patients that may have portal hypoplasia as an associated malformation. We present a 12-month-old female who received an uneventful LDLT from her mother, and the GRWR was 4...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453469/demographic-and-clinical-profile-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-central-nepal
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Subash Bhattarai, Merina Gyawali, Khus Raj Dewan, Gaurav Shrestha
INTRODUCTION: Liver cirrhosis is an important health problem worldwide and is a common disease in Nepal. The profile of cirrhosis may vary due to different factors. This study was undertaken to see the demographic and clinical profiles of patients with cirrhosis of liver attending a tertiary care hospital in Central Nepal. METHODS: Six hundred patients with clinical features, laboratory and sonological findings suggestive of chronic liver dysfunction and endoscopic evidence of portal hypertension were included in the study...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452544/can-combined-blood-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-c-reactive-protein-be-used-for-diagnosis-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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N Mousa, T Besheer, A Abdel-Razik, M Hamed, A G Deiab, T Sheta, W Eldars
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is diagnosed by the presence of ≥250 polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN)/mm 3 in the ascites and the absence of surgically treatable cause of intra-abdominal infection. Blood neutrophil lymphocytic ratio (NLR) is an inexpensive and simple test for inflammation. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammatory marker used for the diagnosis and follow-up of many diseases and morbidities. We aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of combined blood NLR and CRP as a non-invasive test for SBP diagnosis...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451181/the-use-of-nonselective-beta-blockers-is-a-risk-factor-for-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Rosa Zampino, Rita Lebano, Nicola Coppola, Margherita Macera, Anna Grandone, Luca Rinaldi, Ilario De Sio, Antonella Tufano, Gianfranca Stornaiuolo, Luigi E Adinolfi, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Gaeta G Battista, Alferio Niglio
Background/Aim: A reduction in portal vein inflow velocity seems to predispose to the emergence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Nonselective β-blockers (NSBBs), used to prevent variceal bleeding, may increase the development of PVT by reducing portal vein inflow velocity. In this retrospective case-control study, we evaluated the risk factors and clinical features of a first event of PVT in 130 cirrhotics, 19 (15%) with (PVT group) and 111 (85%) without PVT (non-PVT group). Patients and Methods: Patient evaluation and NNBB treatment were carried out according to the AASLD guidelines...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
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