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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926595/impact-of-skeletal-muscle-mass-index-intramuscular-adipose-tissue-content-and-visceral-to-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-area-ratio-on-early-mortality-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#1
Yuhei Hamaguchi, Toshimi Kaido, Shinya Okumura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Hisaya Shirai, Shintaro Yagi, Naoko Kamo, Hideaki Okajima, Shinji Uemoto
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle depletion has been shown to be an independent risk factor for poor survival in various diseases. However, in surgery, the significance of other body components including visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue remains unclear. METHODS: This retrospective study included 250 adult patients undergoing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) between January 2008 and April 2015. Using preoperative plain CT imaging at the third lumbar vertebra level, skeletal muscle mass, muscle quality, and visceral adiposity were evaluated by the skeletal muscle mass index (SMI), intramuscular adipose tissue content (IMAC), and visceral to subcutaneous adipose tissue area ratio (VSR), respectively...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926594/hepatic-epithelioid-hemangio-endothelioma-and-adult-liver-transplantation-proposal-for-a-prognostic-score-based-on-the-analysis-of-the-eltr-elita-registry
#2
Quirino Lai, Estelle Feys, Vincent Karam, Rene Adam, Jurgen Klempnauer, Martin Oliverius, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Andreas Pascher, Piotr Remiszewski, Helena Isoniemi, Jacques Pirenne, Aksel Foss, Bo G Ericzon, Sasa Markovic, Jan Lerut
BACKGROUND: Hepatic epithelioid hemangio-endothelioma (HEHE) is a rare vascular tumor which has an intermediate aggressive behavior. Although the value of liver transplantation (LT) is well established, its place in the management of HEHE is still unclear. The aim of this study is to confirm, based on a very large patient cohort, the value of LT in the management of HEHE and to identify risk factors for post-LT recurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: the outcome of 149 transplant recipients with HEHE recorded in the European Liver Transplant Registry during the period November1984-May 2014 was analyzed...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926593/cost-effectiveness-of-direct-acting-anti-viral-treatment-in-hepatitis-c-infected-liver-transplant-candidates-with-compensated-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
James Salazar, Varun Saxena, James G Kahn, John P Roberts, Neil Mehta, Michael Volk, Jennifer C Lai
BACKGROUND: HCV(+) donors represent an effective strategy to increase liver donor availability to HCV-infected recipients. However, many HCV(+) transplant candidates are now receiving treatment with direct acting anti-virals (DAA) that lower the risk of posttransplant HCV recurrence but could make the patient ineligible for HCV(+) livers. METHODS: We compared pretransplant DAA treatment versus deferred DAA treatment using a cost-effectiveness decision analysis model to estimate incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs; cost per quality-adjusted life year [QALY] gained) from the societal perspective across a range of HCV(+) liver availability rates...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926548/liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-current-update-on-treatment-and-allocation
#4
Leigh Anne Dageforde, Kathryn J Fowler, William C Chapman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the current imaging modalities and criteria used to diagnose, and the role of liver transplantation as well as nonsurgical hepatic-directed therapies to treat hepatocellular carcinoma in the setting of chronic liver disease. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been continual evolution of guidelines, policies, and algorithms for the imaging diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, particularly the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926547/liver-redistricting-what-are-the-upcoming-changes-in-liver-allocation-in-the-united-states
#5
Therese Bittermann, David S Goldberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Geographic disparity in liver transplantation is substantial in the United States, and primarily a byproduct of artificially created zones of organ distribution. In 2016, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) put forward a formal redistricting proposal with the goal of reducing this variability by regrouping the country's 58 donation service areas into eight new districts. This review provides a summary of the redistricting proposal's methodologies, expected results, criticisms and next steps...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925689/prognostic-significance-of-hepatic-arterial-collaterals-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-biliary-strictures
#6
André Viveiros, Rafael Rehwald, Erich Vettori, Armin Finkenstedt, Maria Effenberger, Benedikt Schaefer, Livia Dorn, Herbert Tilg, Stefan Schneeberger, Bernhard Glodny, Heinz Zoller, Martin C Freund
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of hepatic artery stenosis (HAS) and the prognostic implications of hepatic arterial collaterals in liver transplant (LT) recipients with biliary strictures. METHODS: 105 LT recipients transplanted between 2004 and 2015 at our center had documented biliary strictures. HAS and collaterals were assessed in high quality imaging of the hepatic artery available from 66 recipients. Clinical, demographic and biochemical recipient and donor data were retrospectively analyzed and tested for their association with biliary of arterial complications after LT...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925343/transplantation-of-thy1-cells-accelerates-liver-regeneration-by-enhancing-the-growth-of-small-hepatocyte-like-progenitor-cells-via-il17rb-signaling
#7
Norihisa Ichinohe, Masayuki Ishii, Naoki Tanimizu, Junko Kon, Yusuke Yoshioka, Takahiro Ochiya, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata, Toshihiro Mitaka
Small hepatocyte-like progenitor cells (SHPCs) transiently form clusters in rat livers treated with retrorsine (Ret)/70% partial hepatectomy (PH). When Thy1(+) cells isolated from d-galactosamine-treated rat livers were transplanted into the livers of Ret/PH-treated rats, the mass of the recipient liver transiently increased during the first 30 days after transplantation, suggesting that liver regeneration was enhanced. Here we addressed how Thy1(+) cell transplantation stimulates liver regeneration. We found that the number and size of SHPC clusters increased in the liver at 14 days after transplantation...
December 7, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924436/resolution-of-multifocal-epstein-barr-virus-related-smooth-muscle-tumor-in-a-patient-with-gata2-deficiency-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#8
Mark Parta, Jennifer Cuellar-Rodriguez, Alexandra F Freeman, Juan Gea-Banacloche, Steven M Holland, Dennis D Hickstein
We performed allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in a patient with GATA2 deficiency and an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related spindle cell tumor involving the liver and possibly bone. He received a matched-related donor transplant with donor peripheral blood stem cells following a myeloablative conditioning regimen. He achieved rapid and high levels of donor engraftment and had complete reversal of the clinical and immunologic phenotype of MonoMAC/GATA2 deficiency and eradication of the EBV tumors after 3 years of follow-up...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923694/neuropsychiatric-performance-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-who-is-normal
#9
REVIEW
Sara Montagnese, Michele De Rui, Paolo Angeli, Piero Amodio
Normal neuropsychiatric performance in cirrhosis has been traditionally defined by the absence of any degree of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and/or the absence of psychometric or neurophysiological abnormalities, by comparison with reference data from the healthy population. It is our impression that as our understanding and management of end-stage liver disease continues to change, the concept of normal neuropsychiatric performance may also need updating. This review explores novel and possibly more pragmatic interpretations of neuropsychiatric "normality" by comparison with top personal performance, in terms of risk of overt HE/brain failure and in relation with events such as liver transplantation, decompensation, acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portal-systemic Shunt (TIPS) placement...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923259/-established-therapies-and-new-therapeutic-strategies-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
#10
Helmut Karl Seitz, Sebastian Mueller
Chronical alcohol abuse causes more than 200 diseases and/or symptoms and among these alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is of special importance since it occurs frequently and may be life-threatening. In Europe alcohol consumption as well as ALD increased as compared to the rest of the world. It has been estimated that in Europe approximately 500 000 people die every year due to ALD. ALD consists of alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH), alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatocellar cancer (HCC ). Alcohol hepatitis (AH) is a clinical feature with jaundice and liver failure and a high mortality...
December 6, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922486/the-post-transplant-course-of-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation-for-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-versus-cryptogenic-cirrhosis-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#11
Lukas W Unger, Merima Herac, Katharina Staufer, Andreas Salat, Gerd Silberhumer, Michael Hofmann, Michael Trauner, Susanne Rasoul-Rockenschaub, Thomas Soliman, Thomas Reiberger, Gabriela A Berlakovich
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can be considered the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) as its progressive form. With increasing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, NASH cirrhosis is becoming a leading cause for liver transplantation. Some cases of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) due to cryptogenic cirrhosis (CC) might show typical features of NASH cirrhosis. Therefore, our aim was to assess recurrence of liver fibrosis in patients transplanted for NASH versus CC after OLT...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920478/diabetes-mellitus-may-affect-the-long-term-survival-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-after-liver-transplantation
#12
Qing Zhang, Yong-Lin Deng, Chang Liu, Li-Hong Huang, Lei Shang, Xin-Guo Chen, Le-Tian Wang, Jin-Zan Du, Ying Wang, Pei-Xiao Wang, Hui Zhang, Zhong-Yang Shen
AIM: To determine whether diabetes mellitus (DM) affects prognosis/recurrence after liver transplantation (LT) for hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted between January 2000 and August 2013 on 1631 patients with HBV-related HCC who underwent LT with antiviral prophylaxis. Patient data were obtained from the China Liver Transplant Registry (https://www.cltr.org/). To compare the outcomes and tumor recurrence in the HBV-related HCC patients with or without DM, statistical analyses were conducted using χ(2) tests, Mann-Whitney tests, the Kaplan-Meier method, log-rank tests and multivariate step-wise Cox regression analysis...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919849/intraportal-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-prevents-acute-liver-failure-through-promoting-cell-proliferation-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
#13
Jian-Feng Sang, Xiao-Lei Shi, Bin Han, Tao Huang, Xu Huang, Hao-Zhen Ren, Yi-Tao Ding
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has been regarded as a potential treatment for acute liver failure (ALF), but the optimal route was unknown. The present study aimed to explore the most effective MSCs transplantation route in a swine ALF model. METHODS: The swine ALF model induced by intravenous injection of D-Gal was treated by the transplantation of swine MSCs through four routes including intraportal injection (InP group), hepatic intra-arterial injection (AH group), peripheral intravenous injection (PV group) and intrahepatic injection (IH group)...
December 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919847/using-on-site-liver-3-d-reconstruction-and-volumetric-calculations-in-split-liver-transplantation
#14
Trevor W Reichman, Brittany Fiorello, Ian Carmody, Humberto Bohorquez, Ari Cohen, John Seal, David Bruce, George E Loss
BACKGROUND: Split liver transplantation increases the number of grafts available for transplantation. Pre-recovery assessment of liver graft volume is essential for selecting suitable recipients. The purpose of this study was to determine the ability and feasibility of constructing a 3-D model to aid in surgical planning and to predict graft weight prior to an in situ division of the donor liver. METHODS: Over 11 months, 3-D volumetric reconstruction of 4 deceased donors was performed using Pathfinder Scout© liver volumetric software...
December 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919788/ectopic-overexpression-of-filamin-c-scaffolds-mek1-2-and-erk1-2-to-promote-the-progression-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Baicai Yang, Yun Liu, Jie Zhao, Kaiwen Hei, Hao Zhuang, Qiang Li, Wen Wei, Ruibing Chen, Ning Zhang, Yongmei Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) invasion and metastasis are mediated by a complicated signal transduction network and downstream cytoskeletal and adhesion molecules. In this study, a microarray-based analysis revealed a dramatic increase in filamin C (FLNC), which is commonly expressed in muscle rather than in liver cells, in the two metastatic HCC cell lines MHCC97L and HCCLM3. Clinicopathological studies showed that increased FLNC expression was associated with microvascular invasion and poor prognosis. Specific hypomethylation was identified within the FLNC promoter region in HCC cell lines and patient tumor samples, which might contribute to the ectopic overexpression of FLNC...
December 2, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919127/-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-from-a-liver-transplantation-recipient
#16
Shuhei Koike, Takashi Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Okada, Shinsuke Shibuya, Kaoru Sakai, Yukari Tanaka, Shusuke Akamatsu, Hiromitsu Negoro, Naoki Terada, Toshinari Yamasaki, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Takahiro Inoue, Tomomi Kamba, Yumi Umeya, Toshimi Kaido, Osamu Ogawa
We report a 40-year-old man with end-stage renal disease due to IgA nephropathy who underwent deceased donor kidney transplantation. The donor was diagnosed to be brain-dead due to cerebral hemorrhage after her second liver transplantation for non-viral liver cirrhosis. Intraoperative 1-hour biopsy of the graft kidney revealed moderate global glomerular sclerosis (22%) and interstitial fibrosis (40%) consistent with underlying nephrosclerosis or calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity. Although hemodialysis was needed until the graft began functioning several days after the kidney transplantation, the postoperative clinical course thereafter was uneventful and the graft functioned well with stable serum creatinine levels around 2...
October 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918374/the-international-liver-transplant-society-ilts-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipient-guideline
#17
Charles M Miller, Cristiano Quintini, Anil Dhawan, Francois Durand, Julie K Heimbach, Leona Kim-Schluger, Eirini Kyrana, Sung-Gyu Lee, Jan Lerut, Chung-Mau Lo, Elizabeth Anne Pomfret
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918349/soft-palate-ulcer-an-unusual-presentation-of-a-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder
#18
Maryam Bahmanyar, Nader Shakibazad, Mohammad Hadi Imanieh, Seyed Mohsen Dehghani
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a serious complication of solid organ transplantation. It has several clinical manifestations, including infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome, lymphadenopathy, and other organ involvement. Soft palate ulcer is a rare manifestation of PTLD. The aim of this study is to present a 17-year-old girl with liver transplantation due to metastatic liver disease. After transplantation, she presented with a painful whitish ulcerative lesion accompanied by central necrosis in the right soft palate area measuring about 3 cm×3...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917588/the-effect-of-liver-transplantation-on-the-quality-of-life-of-the-recipient-s-main-caregiver-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Alastair L Young, Ian A Rowe, Kate Absolom, Rebecca L Jones, Amy Downing, Nick Meader, Adam Glaser, Giles J Toogood
INTRODUCTION: Liver transplantation (LT) is a transformative, life-saving procedure with life-long sequale for patients and their caregivers. The impact of LT on the patient's main caregiver can be underestimated. We carried out a systematic review of the impact of LT on the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) of LT patients' main caregivers. METHODS: We searched 13 medical databases from 1996 to 2015. We included studies with HRQL data on caregivers of patients following LT then quality assessed and narratively synthesized the findings from these studies...
December 5, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917450/the-short-term-effect-of-liver-transplantation-on-the-low-frequency-fluctuation-of-brain-activity-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-and-without-overt-hepatic-encephalopathy
#20
Gaoyan Zhang, Yue Cheng, Wen Shen, Baolin Liu, Lixiang Huang, Shuangshuang Xie
Previous neuropsychological studies have demonstrated that liver transplantation (LT) is an effective method for improving the cognitive function of cirrhotic patients. However, the neural basis underlying the effects of LT is still unclear. Neuroimaging studies investigating changes in brain structures or functional networks mainly focus on patients without overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE). In this study, we recruited patients with and without overt HE and studied alterations in resting-state brain activity by quantizing the amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (ALFF) before and 1 month after LT to study the short-term effect of LT in each group...
December 5, 2016: Brain Imaging and Behavior
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