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Ascites and albumin

Marta Hernández Conde, Elba Llop Herrera, Juan de la Revilla Negro, Fernando Pons Renedo, Natalia Fernández Puga, José Luis Martínez Porras, María Trapero Marugan, Valentín Cuervas-Mons, Víctor Sánchez Turrión, José Luis Calleja Panero
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients that have undergone liver transplantation (LT) is 9.7% (SD 4.5). The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence, assess the factors that are associated with PVT and clarify their association with prognosis in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and LT. AIMS AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, laboratory, radiological and surgical data were collected from patients with LC in our center who had undergone LT for the first time...
October 19, 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Hirokazu Chishina, Satoru Hagiwara, Naoshi Nishida, Kazuomi Ueshima, Toshiharu Sakurai, Hiroshi Ida, Yasunori Minami, Masahiro Takita, Masashi Kono, Tomohiro Minami, Mina Iwanishi, Yasuko Umehara, Tomohiro Watanabe, Yoriaki Komeda, Tadaaki Arizumi, Masotoshi Kudo
OBJECTIVE: Refractory ascites reduces the quality of life of liver cirrhosis patients. Albumin preparation and diuretics, such as furosemide, have been used to treat refractory ascites, but the effect was poor in many patients. In this study, we analyzed patients treated with tolvaptan (TLV) at our hospital and investigated predictors of the effect. METHODS: The subjects were 70 patients for whom TLV was introduced to treat refractory ascites who could be analyzed between November 2013 and March 2015 at our hospital...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Anjali Verma, Arati Lalchandani, Richa Giri, Saurabh Agarwal, B P Priyadarshi
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Lea Ladegaard Grønkjær, Palle Holmstrup, Søren Schou, Kristoffer Schwartz, Johanne Kongstad, Peter Jepsen, Hendrik Vilstrup
BACKGROUND: Periapical radiolucency is the radiographic sign of inflammatory bone lesions around the apex of the tooth. We determined the prevalence and predictors of periapical radiolucency in patients with cirrhosis and the association with systemic inflammation status and cirrhosis-related complications. METHODS: A total of 110 cirrhosis patients were consecutively enrolled. Periapical radiolucency was defined as the presence of radiolucency or widening of the periapical periodontal ligament space to more than twice the normal width...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
Su Mi Lee, Young Ki Son, Seong Eun Kim, Won Suk An
♦ Background: Clinical results of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) therapy in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are controversial. This study evaluated the clinical outcomes of LC patients undergoing PD. ♦ Methods: Clinical records were retrospectively collected from a single center between January 2007 and December 2014. An analysis of PD patients with LC and without liver disease was performed using propensity score matching. We further restricted matching by age, gender, and the presence of diabetes mellitus...
September 28, 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
Christophe Bureau, Dominique Thabut, Frédéric Oberti, Sébastien Dharancy, Nicolas Carbonell, Antoine Bouvier, Philippe Mathurin, Philippe Otal, Pauline Cabarrou, Jean Marie Péron, Jean Pierre Vinel
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is controversy over the ability of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) to increase survival times of patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. The high rate of shunt dysfunction with the use of uncovered stents counteracts the benefits of TIPS. We performed a randomized controlled trial to determine the effects of TIPS with stents covered with polytetrafluoroethylene in these patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 62 patients with cirrhosis and at least 2 large volume paracenteses within a period of at least 3 weeks; the study was performed at 4 tertiary care centers in France from August 2005 through December 2012...
September 20, 2016: Gastroenterology
Jiancheng Zhao, Xingshun Qi, Feifei Hou, Zheng Ning, Xintong Zhang, Han Deng, Ying Peng, Jing Li, Xiaoxi Wang, Hongyu Li, Xiaozhong Guo
BACKGROUND: QTc interval prolongation is an electrocardiographic abnormality in liver cirrhosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors and in-hospital outcomes of QTc interval prolongation in Chinese patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of a total of 1,268 patients with liver cirrhosis who were consecutively admitted to our hospital between January 2011 and June 2014. QTc interval data were collected from the medical records...
September 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Rohan M Modi, Nishi Patel, Sherif N Metwally, Khalid Mumtaz
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) plays an important role in patients with liver cirrhosis on the wait list for liver transplantation (LT). The 1 and 5-year probability of developing HRS in cirrhotic with ascites is 20% and 40%, respectively. In this article, we reviewed current concepts in HRS pathophysiology, guidelines for HRS diagnosis, effective treatment options presently available, and controversies surrounding liver alone vs simultaneous liver kidney transplant (SLKT) in transplant candidates. Many treatment options including albumin, vasoconstrictors, renal replacement therapy, and eventual LT have remained a mainstay in the treatment of HRS...
August 28, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Yu-Chen Fan, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Yan-Yan Sun, Na Wang, Xiao-Yan Xiao, Kai Wang
A20 is an important negative immune regulator but its role in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still unknown. This present study was to investigate the potential role of A20 gene in the progression of chronic HBV infection. A total of 236 chronic HBV patients were included and consisted of 63 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), 87 liver cirrhosis (LC) and 86 chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The mRNA level of A20 gene in peripheral blood mononuclear cells was determined using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
September 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Jyoti Narayan Sahoo, Mohan Gurjar, Yogesh Harde
Respiratory failure is a serious complication of scrub typhus. In this prospective study, all patients with a diagnosis of scrub typhus were included from a single center Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Demographic, clinical characteristics, laboratory, and imaging parameters of these patients at the time of ICU admission were compared. Of the 55 scrub typhus patients, 27 (49%) had an acute respiratory failure. Seventeen patients had acute respiratory distress syndrome, and ten had cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Respiratory supported patients were older had significant chronic lungs disease and high severity illness scores (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation-II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score)...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
C Le Stradic, J Aroulandom, H Kotobi, D Pariente, C Gaboran, J Lemale, B Dubern, P Tounian
INTRODUCTION: Duodenal duplications are rare congenital malformations whose revealing signs are highly variable and nonspecific. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a female infant who presented with neonatal acute pancreatitis complicated by recurrent ascites, profound hypoalbuminemia responsible for pleural and pericardial effusions, revealing a duodenal duplication cyst. The unusual and original clinical presentation as well as the difficulty detecting the duplication radiologically delayed the diagnosis...
October 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Felix F Widjaja, Paramita Khairan, Telly Kamelia, Irsan Hasan
Large volume paracentesis may cause paracentesis induced circulatory dysfunction (PICD). Albumin is recommended to prevent this abnormality. Meanwhile, the price of albumin is too expensive and there should be another alternative that may prevent PICD. This report aimed to compare albumin to colloids in preventing PICD. Search strategy was done using PubMed, Scopus, Proquest, dan Academic Health Complete from EBSCO with keywords of "ascites", "albumin", "colloid", "dextran", "hydroxyethyl starch", "gelatin", and "paracentesis induced circulatory dysfunction"...
April 2016: Acta Medica Indonesiana
Samantha N Reiss, Larry W Buie, Nelly Adel, Debra A Goldman, Sean M Devlin, Dan Douer
As a weak acid, methotrexate (MTX) is bound to serum albumin and has variable protein binding. The purpose of this study was to assess serum albumin's relationship with MTX pharmacokinetics by comparing MTX clearance and toxicities between patients with normal serum albumin to those with hypoalbuminemia. This single-center retrospective study included adult patients with leukemia or lymphoma who received their first MTX at a dose ≥1 g/m(2). Hypoalbuminemia was defined as serum albumin ≤3.4 g/dL. MTX clearance was defined as the first documented time the MTX level ≤0...
August 20, 2016: Annals of Hematology
Koichi Kozaki, Masahiro IInuma, Tomoyuki Takagi, Takanori Fukuda, Takaya Sanpei, Yusuke Terunuma, Yoshiharu Yatabe, Kazuhiro Akano
Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is expected to improve symptoms associated with refractory ascites of the decompensated liver cirrhosis patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the CART system performed on the decompensated liver cirrhosis patients. In this retrospective observational study, we evaluated 24 CART processes performed on 11 patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis. We evaluated the effectiveness and adverse events during CART procedures...
August 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
Sang Il Choi, Ami Yu, Bo Hyun Kim, Eun Jeong Ko, Soon Seob Park, Byung-Ho Nam, Joong-Won Park
BACKGROUND & AIM: Most prognostic models for hepatocellular carcinoma are based on data at the time of diagnosis. However, the disease frequently recurs or progresses after initial treatment, with changes in tumor burden and clinical status. Therefore, we developed a risk score model to predict survival of hepatocellular carcinoma patients at the time of disease recurrence or progression. METHODS: Of 1972 patients newly diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma at the National Cancer Center, Korea, between January 2004 and December 2009, 1301 with recurrent or progressive disease were enrolled...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Amanullah Abbasi, Abdul Rabb Bhutto, Mohammad Tanveer Alam, Muhammad Aurangzaib, Mohammad Masroor
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of hepatic hydrothorax and its association with Child Pugh Class in patients with liver cirrhosis. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Medical Unit-III, (Ward- 7), from June 2012 to May 2013. METHODOLOGY: All patients with established diagnosis of decompensated chronic liver disease were included. Detailed history, thorough physical examination, routine laboratory investigations, chest X-ray and abdominal ultrasound were carried out in all patients to find out the presence of pleural effusion and ascites, respectively...
July 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Neha Bakshi, Kalyani Singh
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in patients undergoing liver transplantation and has been associated to various clinical variables and outcome of the surgery. METHODS: We recruited 54 adult patients undergoing living donor liver transplant (LT) as study sample. Nutrition assessment was performed by body mass index (BMI), BMI for ascites, albumin, subjective global assessment (SGA) and anthropometry [mid upper arm circumference (MUAC), mid arm muscle circumference (MAMC), and triceps skin-fold (TSF)], Hand Grip strength, and phase angle of the body...
August 2016: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
Matthew F Covington, Gagandeep Choudhary, Ryan J Avery, Phillip H Kuo
Ascites can cause pleural effusions when the peritoneal fluid crosses the diaphragm through a pleuroperitoneal shunt in the setting of hepatic cirrhosis (hepatic hydrothorax) or malignant ascites. Scintigraphic imaging for pleuroperitoneal shunt requires intraperitoneal injection of Tc-SC or Tc-macroaggregated albumin followed by planar imaging of the chest and abdomen. Pleuroperitoneal shunt is confirmed by identifying radiotracer crossing the diaphragm from the peritoneal to pleural space. An atlas of pleuroperitoneal shunt imaging pitfalls is presented to facilitate optimal performance and interpretation of nuclear pleuroperitoneal shunt examinations...
November 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Daisuke Ito, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Junichi Togashi, Junichi Kaneko, Junichi Arita, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Norihiro Kokudo
BACKGROUND: Massive ascites after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), defined as small-for-size graft syndrome, is a risk factor for a poor prognosis. Few studies have reported factors associated with ascites and the relevant outcome after LDLT. METHODS: Data from 413 adult patients that underwent LDLT were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Recipient age, preoperative albumin level, Child-Pugh score, preoperative ascites, graft volume, intraoperative blood loss, and duration of warm ischemic time and the anhepatic phase were significantly associated with the total amount of ascites between postoperative day (POD) 1 and POD14...
July 30, 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
Peter Jepsen, Jakob Christensen, Karin Weissenborn, Hugh Watson, Hendrik Vilstrup
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is associated with an increased mortality among cirrhosis patients, but the reasons are unknown. We aimed to determine whether epilepsy is a risk factor for developing hepatic encephalopathy (HE), which is a strong predictor of mortality. METHODS: We used data from three randomized 1-year trials of satavaptan in cirrhosis patients with ascites. With Cox regression, we compared the hazard rates of HE grade 1-4 between those cirrhosis patients who did or did not have epilepsy...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
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