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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654545/impact-of-pretransplant-bridging-locoregional-therapy-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-milan-criteria-undergoing-liver-transplantation-analysis-of-3601-patients-from-the-us-multicenter-hcc-transplant-consortium
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Vatche G Agopian, Michael P Harlander-Locke, Richard M Ruiz, Goran B Klintmalm, Srinath Senguttuvan, Sander S Florman, Brandy Haydel, Maarouf Hoteit, Matthew H Levine, David D Lee, C Burcin Taner, Elizabeth C Verna, Karim J Halazun, Rita Abdelmessih, Amit D Tevar, Abhinav Humar, Federico Aucejo, William C Chapman, Neeta Vachharajani, Mindie H Nguyen, Marc L Melcher, Trevor L Nydam, Constance Mobley, R Mark Ghobrial, Beth Amundsen, James F Markmann, Alan N Langnas, Carol A Carney, Jennifer Berumen, Alan W Hemming, Debra L Sudan, Johnny C Hong, Joohyun Kim, Michael A Zimmerman, Abbas Rana, Michael L Kueht, Christopher M Jones, Thomas M Fishbein, Ronald W Busuttil
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pretransplant bridging locoregional therapy (LRT) on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence and survival after liver transplantation (LT) in patients meeting Milan criteria (MC). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Pre-LT LRT mitigates tumor progression and waitlist dropout in HCC patients within MC, but data on its impact on post-LT recurrence and survival remain limited. METHODS: Recurrence-free survival and post-LT recurrence were compared among 3601 MC patients with and without bridging LRT utilizing competing risk Cox regression in consecutive patients from 20 US centers (2002-2013)...
June 26, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653750/intention-to-treat-survival-benefit-of-liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-cancer
#2
Q Lai, A Vitale, S Iesari, A Finkenstedt, G Mennini, G Spoletini, M Hoppe-Lotichius, G Vennarecci, T M Manzia, D Nicolini, A W Avolio, A C Frigo, U Cillo, I Graziadei, M Rossi, E Tsochatzis, G Otto, G M Ettorre, G Tisone, M Vivarelli, S Agnes, J Lerut
The debate about the best approach to select patients with hepatocellular cancer (HCC) waiting for liver transplantation (LT) is still ongoing. This study aims to identify the best variables allowing to discriminate "high-" and "low-benefit" patients. To do so, the innovative concept of intention-to-treat (ITT) survival benefit of LT has been created. Data of 2103 adult HCC patients consecutively enlisted during the period 1987-2015 were analyzed. Three rigorous statistical steps were used in order to create the ITT survival benefit of LT: the development of an ITT LT and a non-LT survival model, and the individual prediction of the ITT survival benefit of LT defined as the difference between the median ITT survival with (based on the first model) and without LT (based on the second model) calculated for each enrolled patient...
June 27, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653462/no-effect-of-treatment-with-intravenous-ganciclovir-on-epstein-barr-virus-viremia-demonstrated-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Anniken B Østensen, Truls Sanengen, Ellen Holter, Pål-Dag Line, Runar Almaas
EBV after pediatric LT is a risk factor for PTLD. We wanted to evaluate the effect of intravenous ganciclovir on EBV viremia and to identify risk factors for chronic EBV viremia. All pediatric patients who underwent LT in Norway from 2002 until 2015 were reviewed. Twenty-two of 38 patients with viremia were treated with intravenous ganciclovir for a median of 22 (21-38) days. Treated and untreated patients were not different with respect to EBV seroconversion prior to transplantation or age at transplantation, but treated patients had significantly earlier viremia after transplantation (P=...
June 26, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653339/fibrinogen-concentration-and-use-of-fibrinogen-supplementation-with-cryoprecipitate-in-patients-with-critical-bleeding-receiving-massive-transfusion-a-bi-national-cohort-study
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Zoe K McQuilten, Michael Bailey, Peter A Cameron, Simon J Stanworth, Kylie Venardos, Erica M Wood, D James Cooper
We aimed to compare hypofibrinogenaemia prevalence in major bleeding patients across all clinical contexts, fibrinogen supplementation practice, and explore the relationship between fibrinogen concentrations and mortality. This cohort study included all adult patients from 20 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand who received massive transfusion between April 2011 and October 2015. Of 3566 patients, 2829 (79%) had fibrinogen concentration recorded, with a median first and lowest concentration of 2·0 g/l (interquartile range [IQR] 1·5-2·7) and 1·8 g/l (IQR 1·3-2·4), respectively...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653161/the-post-sir-spheres-surgery-study-p4s-retrospective-analysis-of-safety-following-hepatic-resection-or-transplantation-in-patients-previously-treated-with-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-with-yttrium-90-resin-microspheres
#5
Fernando Pardo, Bruno Sangro, Rheun-Chuan Lee, Derek Manas, Rohan Jeyarajah, Vincent Donckier, Geert Maleux, Antonio D Pinna, Lourens Bester, David L Morris, David Iannitti, Pierce K Chow, Richard Stubbs, Paul J Gow, Gianluca Masi, Kevin T Fisher, Wan Y Lau, Konstantinos Kouladouros, Georgios Katsanos, Giorgio Ercolani, Fernando Rotellar, José I Bilbao, Michael Schoen
BACKGROUND: Reports show that selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) may downsize inoperable liver tumors to resection or transplantation, or enable a bridge-to-transplant. A small-cohort study found that long-term survival in patients undergoing resection following SIRT appears possible but no robust studies on postsurgical safety outcomes exist. The Post-SIR-Spheres Surgery Study was an international, multicenter, retrospective study to assess safety outcomes of liver resection or transplantation following SIRT with yttrium-90 (Y-90) resin microspheres (SIR-Spheres(®); Sirtex)...
June 26, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653004/sarcopenia-in-liver-transplant-recipients-its-relevance-to-peritransplant-morbidity-and-mortality
#6
EDITORIAL
Hideaki Uchiyama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653003/importance-of-sarcopenia-parameter-changes-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#7
EDITORIAL
Duilio Pagano, Letizia Barbieri, Aurelio Seidita, Salvatore Gruttadauria
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652891/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-an-expanded-review
#8
REVIEW
Mark Benedict, Xuchen Zhang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses the simple steatosis to more progressive steatosis with associated hepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and in some cases hepatocellular carcinoma. NAFLD is a growing epidemic, not only in the United States, but worldwide in part due to obesity and insulin resistance leading to liver accumulation of triglycerides and free fatty acids. Numerous risk factors for the development of NAFLD have been espoused with most having some form of metabolic derangement or insulin resistance at the core of its pathophysiology...
June 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652659/single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-biliary-complications-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#9
Anna Hüsing-Kabar, Hauke Sebastian Heinzow, Hartmut Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Carina Stenger, Hans Ulrich Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Gerold Thölking, Christian Wilms, Iyad Kabar
AIM: To evaluate cholangioscopy in addition to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for management of biliary complications after liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: Twenty-six LT recipients with duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction who underwent ERCP for suspected biliary complications between April and December 2016 at the university hospital of Muenster were consecutively enrolled in this observational study. After evaluating bile ducts using fluoroscopy, cholangioscopy using a modern digital single-operator cholangioscopy system (SpyGlass DS™) was performed during the same procedure with patients under conscious sedation...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652635/-risk-factors-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-unit-br-in-liver-transplant-patients
#10
Filippo Binda, Alessandro Galazzi, Alessandra Brambilla, Ileana Adamini, Dario Laquintana
. Risk factors for delirium in intensive care unit in liver transplant patients. INTRODUCTION: Delirium is a disorder of the state of consciousness characterized by acute onset and temporal variability of cognitive abilities. It is frequent in intensive care unit (ICU) and it is associated with worst outcomes. AIM: To identify risk factors for the development of delirium in patients in intensive care unit (ICU) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx). METHODS: Observational retrospective study on all the patients undergoing OLTx between January 2014 and December 2015...
April 2017: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652454/hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-a-rare-tumor-and-diagnostic-dilemma
#11
Vladislav Treska, Ondrej Daum, Martin Svajdler, Vaclav Liska, Jiri Ferda, Jan Baxa
BACKGROUND/AIM: Hepatic epithelioid haemangio-endothelioma (HEHE) is a very rare malignant tumor of vascular origin and uncertain biological behaviour that is difficult to diagnose using preoperative radiology diagnostic techniques. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors present here two patients with HEHE of different extent. The first patient had a generalised form of disease, with involvement of the liver, lungs and bones and was treated with a combination of bevacizumab and capecitabine...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651900/potential-clinical-applications-of-placental-stem-cells-for-use-in-fetal-therapy-of-birth-defects
#12
Melissa Vanover, Aijun Wang, Diana Farmer
Placental stem cells are of growing interest for a variety of clinical applications due to their multipotency and ready availability from otherwise frequently discarded biomaterial. Stem cells derived from the placenta have been investigated in a number of disease processes, including wound healing, ischemic heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and chronic lung or liver injury. Fetal intervention for structural congenital defects, such as spina bifida, has rapidly progressed as a field due to advances in maternal-fetal medicine and improving surgical techniques...
May 18, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651898/remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-ripcolt-trial-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-feasibility-study
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Francis P Robertson, Rup Goswami, Graham P Wright, Charles Imber, Dinesh Sharma, Massimo Malago, Barry J Fuller, Brian R Davidson
BACKGROUND: Ischaemia Reperfusion (IR) injury is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and graft loss following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (OLT). Utilising marginal grafts, which are more susceptible to IR injury, makes this a key research goal. Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning (RIPC) has been shown to ameliorate hepatic IR injury in experimental models. Whether RIPC can reduce IR injury in human liver transplant recipients is unknown. METHODS: Forty patients undergoing liver transplantation were randomized to RIPC or a sham...
June 23, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651806/von-willebrand-factor-deposition-and-adamts-13-consumption-in-allograft-tissue-of-thrombotic-microangiopathy-like-disorder-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
#14
S Nakanuma, T Miyashita, H Hayashi, Y Ohbatake, H Takamura, M Okazaki, T Yamaguchi, S Sakai, I Makino, K Oyama, H Tajima, I Ninomiya, S Fushida, T Ohta
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) pathogenesis after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is thought to be caused by release of unusually large von Willebrand factor multimers (UL-vWFMs) resulting from sinusoidal endothelial cell damage and induction of platelet adhesion and aggregation. A decrease in a disintegrin-like and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type 1 motifs-13 (ADAMTS-13) that cleave UL-vWFMs might cause excessive UL-vWFMs activity and result in platelet thrombus formation...
June 23, 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650734/clostridium-difficile-associated-colitis-post-transplant-is-not-associated-with-elevation-of-tacrolimus-concentrations
#15
Hugo J R Bonatti, Karim W Sadik, Elizabeth Krebs, Costi D Sifri, Timothy L Pruett, Robert G Sawyer
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is a common condition after solid organ transplant (SOT); Clostridium difficile-associated colitis (CDAC) is one of the most common infections after SOT. We documented previously that some types of enteritis are associated with an elevation of tacrolimus (TAC) trough concentrations by interfering with the drug's complex metabolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tacrolimus concentrations of 25 SOT recipients including 12 renal and 13 liver recipients before, during, and after CDAC were analyzed retrospectively...
June 26, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650593/hhv-6-in-liver-transplantation-a-literature-review
#16
REVIEW
Tuan L Phan, Irmeli Lautenschlager, Raymund R Razonable, Flor M Munoz
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6A and HHV-6B) can cause primary infection or reactivate from latency in liver transplant recipients, which can result in a variety of clinical syndromes, including fever, hepatitis, encephalitis, and higher rates of graft dysfunction as well as indirect effects including increased risks of mortality, CMV disease, hepatitis C progression and greater fibrosis scores. Although HHV-6 infection is currently diagnosed by quantifying viral DNA in plasma or blood, biopsy to demonstrate histopathologic effects of HHV-6 remains the gold standard for diagnosis of end-organ disease...
June 26, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650112/liver-graft-preservation-using-perfluorocarbon-improves-the-outcomes-of-simulated-donation-after-cardiac-death-liver-transplantation-in-rats
#17
Shinya Okumura, Tadahiro Uemura, Xiangdong Zhao, Yuki Masano, Tatsuaki Tsuruyama, Yasuhiro Fujimoto, Taku Iida, Shintaro Yagi, Dmitri Bezinover, Bruce Spiess, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
INTRODUCTION: The outcomes of liver transplantation from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors remain poor due to the severe warm ischemic injury. Perfluorocarbon (PFC) is a novel compound with high oxygen carrying capacity. In the present study, a rat model simulating DCD liver transplantation was used, and the impact of improved graft oxygenation provided by PFC addition on liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and survival after DCD liver transplantation was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Orthotopic liver transplants were performed in male Lewis rats, using DCD liver grafts preserved with cold University of Wisconsin (UW) solution in the control group and preserved with cold oxygenated UW solution with addition of 20% PFC in the PFC group...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650108/a-matched-pair-analysis-of-multicenter-long-term-follow-up-after-split-liver-transplantation-with-extended-right-grafts
#18
M W Ross, M Cescon, R Angelico, E Andorno, G Rossi, A Pinna, L De Carlis, U Baccarani, U Cillo, M Colledan, V Mazzaferro, G Tisone, M Rossi, F Tuzzolino, D Pagano, S Gruttadauria, G Mazariegos, B Gridelli, M Spada
Split liver transplantation has been proposed as an alternative to whole liver transplantation to expand the donor pool, but studies comparing adult long-term outcomes between the two methods are conflicting and limited. This is the first Italian multicenter study that retrospectively analyzed 119 matched-pair recipients of whole and extended right grafts for long-term survival outcomes. In the overall population, whole liver recipients showed higher patient survival at one- (93% vs. 73%), five- (87% vs. 65%) and ten-year (83% vs...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650098/disparities-in-eurotransplant-liver-transplantation-waitlist-outcome-between-patients-with-and-without-exceptional-meld
#19
Andreas Umgelter, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Wouter Kopp, Marieke van Rosmalen, Xavier Rogiers, Markus Guba
BACKGROUND: The sickest-first principle in donor-liver allocation can be implemented by allocating organs to cirrhotic patients with the highest Model of End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. For patients with other risk factors, standard (SE) and non-standard exceptions (NSE) have been developed. We investigated whether this system of matched MELD scores achieves similar outcome on the liver transplant waiting-list for various diagnostic groups in Eurotransplant (ET) countries with MELD-based individual allocation (Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany)...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650090/liver-transplantation-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#20
REVIEW
Mohammed Al Sebayel, Faisal Abaalkhail, Saleh Al Abbad, Hamad AlBahili, Hussien Elsiesy, Maha Aleid, Waleed Al-Hamoudi
The first liver transplant in Saudi Arabia was performed in 1991; however, it was not until 1994 that the first structured liver transplant program was launched. Until 1997, all liver transplants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) were deceased donor liver transplantations. Programs performing liver transplants needed the authorization of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT), which provides the essential support for organ procurement and allocation as well as regulatory support for organ transplantation in the country...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
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