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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235221/liver-transplant-for-metastatic-pancreatoblastoma-7-year-event-free-survival-after-chemotherapy-pancreatectomy-complete-hepatectomy-and-liver-transplant
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A A Ghaffarian, L Book, R L Meyers
Pancreatoblastoma is a rare malignant tumor in children. Surgical resection of the tumor is necessary for cure; however, due to its aggressive nature, it is often unresectable at presentation due to tumor size, local invasion, and/or metastasis. Because it is a rare tumor, there is currently no standard treatment regimen. We report a case of a 4-year-old boy who presented with metastatic pancreatoblastoma with multiple large metastases involving all four sectors of the liver. We began treatment with chemotherapy (cisplatin, 5FU, vincristine, and doxorubicin), which significantly reduced the tumor burden in both the pancreas and liver...
December 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235211/pre-transplant-serum-procalcitonin-level-for-prediction-of-early-post-transplant-sepsis-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#2
Takanobu Hara, Akihiko Soyama, Masaaki Hidaka, Koji Natsuda, Tomohiko Adachi, Shinichiro Ono, Satomi Okada, Takashi Hamada, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Susumu Eguchi
AIM: Infections are frequent causes of in-hospital mortality after liver transplantation (LT). Elimination of possible risks in the pre-transplant period, early diagnosis of post-transplant sepsis, and prompt administration of antimicrobial agents are important. The objectives of this study were to analyze the impact of early post-transplant sepsis on outcomes and to clarify the value of predictive factors for early post-transplant sepsis. METHODS: The study included 136 patients who underwent initial living donor LT (LDLT) at our institute from April 2009 to December 2016...
December 13, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235144/histological-assessment-of-the-liver-explant-in-transplanted-hcv-patients-achieving-sustained-virologic-response-with-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
#3
Juan Putra, Thomas D Schiano, M Isabel Fiel
AIMS: The use of direct-acting anti-viral agents (DAAs) has resulted in extremely high sustained virologic response (SVR) rates in patients being treated while on liver transplantation (LT) waiting lists. The aim of this study was to evaluate the histological findings of HCV patients who achieved SVR after receiving DAA treatment (SVR(+)) prior to LT and comparing them to HCV patients who had not achieved SVR (SVR(-)). METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-eight adult HCV patients who underwent LT at our institution from 2014-2016 were included in the study...
December 13, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234634/association-of-serum-ferritin-with-diabetes-and-alcohol-in-patients-with-non-viral-liver-disease-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Rohan C Siriwardana, Madunil A Niriella, Anuradha Dassanayake, Dileepa Ediriweera, Bhagya Gunetilleke, Thenuka Sivasundaram, Janaka de Silva
INTRODUCTION: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a leading cause for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Sri Lanka. Diabetes mellitus, alcohol abuse, and liver inflammation are known to increase the risk of HCC. The present study evaluates serum ferritin levels in a cohort of patients with non-viral HCC (nvHCC). METHODOLOGY: Consecutive patients with nvHCC presenting to the Colombo North Liver transplant Service, Ragama, from January 2012 to July 2013 were investigated...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234628/adoption-of-sorafenib-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-oncology-practices-in-the-united-states
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Helen M Parsons, Quyen Chu, Jordan J Karlitz, Jennifer L Stevens, Linda C Harlan
Background: The adoption of sorafenib into oncology practice as a first-line systemic treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not well understood. We examined sorafenib use since Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2007 and associated survival for individuals diagnosed with advanced HCC, conducting a population-based evaluation of treatment patterns and outcomes for this newly approved drug in the US over time. Methods: We identified individuals diagnosed with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Stage C from the 2007 and 2012 National Cancer Institute Patterns of Care study...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234204/middle-hepatic-vein-bleed-during-donor-hepatectomy-technique-for-safe-practice
#6
Madhusudhanan Jegadeesan, Neerav Goyal, Subash Gupta
Safe performance of donor hepatectomy is crucial for sustainability of a living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) program. Middle hepatic vein (MHV) is always encountered during parenchymal transection irrespective of right or left donor hepatectomies. Here we present a safe and effective technique for tackling MHV bleed during LDLT from a single centre experience.
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234201/acute-and-chronic-rejection-after-liver-transplantation-what-a-clinician-needs-to-know
#7
REVIEW
Narendra S Choudhary, Sanjiv Saigal, Rinkesh K Bansal, Neeraj Saraf, Dheeraj Gautam, Arvinder S Soin
While antibody mediated hyper-acute vasculitic rejection is rare in liver transplant recipients, acute and chronic rejection have clinical significance. The liver allograft behaves differently to other solid organ transplants as acute rejection generally does not impair graft survival and chronic rejection (CR) is uncommon. The incidence of acute and chronic rejection has declined in current era due to improved immunosuppressive regimens. Acute rejection generally improves with steroid boluses and steroid resistant rejection is uncommon...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234200/nutrition-and-muscle-in-cirrhosis
#8
REVIEW
Anil C Anand
As the cirrhosis progresses, development of complication like ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, kidney dysfunction, and hepatocellular carcinoma signify increasing risk of short term mortality. Malnutrition and muscle wasting (sarcopenia) is yet other complications that negatively impact survival, quality of life, and response to stressors, such as infection and surgery in patients with cirrhosis. Conventionally, these are not routinely looked for, because nutritional assessment can be a difficult especially if there is associated fluid retention and/or obesity...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232254/orthotropic-live-transplantation-for-cirrhosis-from-hepatitis-c-virus-leads-to-correction-of-factor-ix-deficiency-allowing-for-ankle-arthroplasty-without-factor-replacement-in-a-patient-with-moderate-haemophilia-b
#9
Kumiko Ono, Jun Hirose, Song H Chang, Minoru Kubota, Junya Kinkawa, Megumi Noguchi, Hideyuki Takedani
: Liver transplantation is one of the treatments for haemophilic patients having severe liver cirrhosis who are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Patients with haemophilia can develop arthroplasty requiring surgical intervention, and the surgical outcomes of patients undergoing such procedures after liver transplant has not been reported. Treatment for arthropathy is important for improving the quality of life for patients who survive after liver transplantation. We report the first case of ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis in a patient with haemophilia B after undergoing living donor liver transplantation...
December 11, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231769/liver-transplantation-beyond-or-downstaging-within-the-milan-criteria-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Sean R Rudnick, Mark W Russo
Unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common indication for liver transplantation (LT). The Milan criteria became standard criteria but expansion beyond the Milan criteria (tumor size and number) have resulted in similar post-transplant outcomes, thus suggesting LT is a viable treatment option for HCC presenting beyond the Milan criteria Areas covered: Expanded criteria and the use of downstaging therapies to meet Milan criteria are reviewed. Surrogates of tumor biology (including biomarkers and response to therapy) are described in detail...
December 12, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231189/the-liver-frailty-index-improves-mortality-prediction-of-the-subjective-clinician-assessment-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Jennifer C Lai, Kenneth E Covinsky, Charles E McCulloch, Sandy Feng
OBJECTIVES: Frailty, a critical determinant of health outcomes, is most commonly assessed in patients with cirrhosis by general clinician assessment that is limited by its subjectivity. We aimed to compare the objective Liver Frailty Index (LFI), consisting of three performance-based tests (grip, chair stands, balance), with a subjective hepatologist assessment. METHODS: Outpatients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation (LT) underwent: (1) objective measurement using the LFI and (2) subjective clinician assessment...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231188/major-hepatic-complications-in-ursodeoxycholic-acid-treated-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-risk-factors-and-time-trends-in-incidence-and-outcome
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Maren H Harms, Willem J Lammers, Douglas Thorburn, Christophe Corpechot, Pietro Invernizzi, Harry L A Janssen, Pier M Battezzati, Frederik Nevens, Keith D Lindor, Annarosa Floreani, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Marlyn J Mayo, George N Dalekos, Tony Bruns, Albert Parés, Andrew L Mason, Xavier Verhelst, Kris V Kowdley, Jorn C Goet, Gideon M Hirschfield, Bettina E Hansen, Henk R van Buuren
OBJECTIVES: In this era of near universal ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), progression to cirrhosis still occurs in an important proportion of patients. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of cirrhosis-associated complications in patients with PBC and assess risk factors and impact on survival. METHODS: Cohorts of UDCA-treated patients from 16 European and North-American liver centers were included. We used Cox proportional hazards assumptions and Kaplan-Meier estimates...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230676/gut-microbial-balance-and-liver-transplantation-alteration-management-and-prediction
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REVIEW
Xinyao Tian, Zhe Yang, Fangzhou Luo, Shusen Zheng
Liver transplantation is a conventional treatment for terminal stage liver diseases. However, several complications still hinder the survival rate. Intestinal barrier destruction is widely observed among patients receiving liver transplant and suffering from ischemia-reperfusion or rejection injuries because of the relationship between the intestine and the liver, both in anatomy and function. Importantly, the resulting alteration of gut microbiota aggravates graft dysfunctions during the process. This article reviews the research progress for gut microbial alterations and liver transplantation...
December 12, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230127/intraarterial-liver-directed-therapies-the-role-of-interventional-oncology
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REVIEW
Jenson Ma, Juan Martin Gimenez, Tyler Sandow, Daniel Devun, David Kirsch, Paul Gulotta, Patrick Gilbert, Dennis Kay
Background: Since the early 1990s, the minimally invasive image-guided therapies used in interventional oncology to treat hepatocellular carcinoma have continued to evolve. Additionally, the range of applications has been expanded to the treatment of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, cholangiocarcinoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and sarcoma. Methods: We searched the literature to identify publications from 1990 to the present on various image-guided intraarterial therapies and their efficacy, as well as their role in the management of primary and secondary liver malignancies...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229898/a-multicenter-phase-iii-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-hepabulin-a-new-hepatitis-b-immunoglobulin-in-liver-transplantation-recipients-with-hepatitis-b
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Ho Joong Choi, Dong Goo Kim, Soon Il Kim, Hee Jung Wang, Jae Won Joh, Kyung Suk Suh, Seong Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND This study was performed to evaluate the effects and stability of the new hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG), Hepabulin, in patients undergoing liver transplantation for hepatitis B. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 87 patients undergoing liver transplantation for hepatitis B-related liver disease were enrolled in this multicenter, phase III, open-label, single-arm study. Seventy (80.5%) of the 87 enrolled patients completed the study during the 52-week study period. Hepabulin (10,000 units) was intravenously injected intraoperatively, daily for 1 week, weekly for 1 month, and then once per month...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229480/liver-transplantation-for-deterioration-in-native-liver-function-after-portoenterostomy-for-biliary-atresia-in-japan-short-versus-long-term-survivors
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Takanori Ochi, Hiroki Nakamura, Momoko Wada, Tsuyoshi Tamura, Hiroyuki Koga, Tadaharu Okazaki, Masahiko Urao, Yoichi Ishizaki, Seiji Kawasaki, Mureo Kasahara, Koichi Mizuta, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: We reviewed our post-Kasai portoenterostomy biliary atresia (BA) patients who required liver transplantation (LTx) for deterioration in native liver (NL) function to investigate mortality in relation to age at LTx. METHODS: BA patients indicated for LTx when less than 18years old (U18; n=17) and when 18 or older (18+; n=13) were compared. All achieved jaundice clearance postoperatively (TBil ≤1.2mg/dL (≈20μmol/L)). RESULTS: In U18, living-donor (LD) LTxs were performed at a median of 6...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229400/tumor-necrosis-factor-producing-t-regulatory-cells-are-associated-with-severe-liver-injury-in-patients-with-acute-hepatitis-a
#17
Yoon Seok Choi, Min Kyung Jung, Jeewon Lee, Seong Jin Choi, Sung Hoon Choi, Hyun Woong Lee, Jong-Joo Lee, Hyung Joon Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Dong Hyeon Lee, Won Kim, Su-Hyung Park, Jun R Huh, Hyoung-Pyo Kim, Jun Yong Park, Eui-Cheol Shin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells control immune responses and maintain immune homeostasis. However, under inflammatory conditions, Treg cells produce cytokines that promote inflammation. We investigated production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) by Treg cells in patients with acute hepatitis A (AHA), and examined the characteristics of these cells and association with clinical factors. METHODS: We analyzed blood samples collected from 63 patients with AHA at the time of hospitalization (and some at later time points) and 19 healthy donors in South Korea...
December 8, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229303/pretransplant-coronary-artery-disease-is-a-predictor-for-myocardial-infarction-and-cardiac-death-after-liver-transplantation
#18
F Darstein, M Hoppe-Lotichius, J Vollmar, V Weyer-Elberich, A Zimmermann, J Mittler, G Otto, H Lang, P R Galle, T Zimmermann
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a serious problem of liver transplant (LT) recipients because of increased cardiovascular risk due to immunosuppressive therapy, higher age, intraoperative risk and comorbidities (such as diabetes and nicotine abuse). Reported frequency of cardiovascular events after LT shows a high variability between different LT cohorts. Our aim was to analyze a cohort of LT recipients from a single center in Germany to evaluate frequency of the cardiovascular endpoints (CVE) myocardial infarction and/or cardiac death after LT and to investigate correlations of CVE post LT with pretransplant patient characteristics...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229261/preliminary-experience-in-combined-somatic-and-cerebral-oximetry-monitoring-in-liver-transplantation
#19
Tina Hu, Yves Collin, Réal Lapointe, François Martin Carrier, Luc Massicotte, Annik Fortier, Jean Lambert, Franck Vandenbroucke-Menu, André Y Denault
OBJECTIVE: The use of cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has become widespread in cardiac surgery after research demonstrated an association between perioperative cerebral desaturations and postoperative complications. Somatic NIRS desaturation also is associated with an increased risk of postoperative complications and mortality. The objective of this study was to explore the trends of both somatic and cerebral NIRS during liver transplantation. DESIGN: A prospective, single-site, observational case series...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229256/unrecognized-esophageal-perforation-after-liver-transplantation
#20
Laura Ioana Mazilescu, Dmitri Bezinover, Andreas Paul, Fuat Hakan Saner
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October 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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