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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332060/risk-factors-for-postoperative-ascites-in-patients-undergoing-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Takahiro Yoshikawa, Takeo Nomi, Daisuke Hokuto, Satoshi Yasuda, Chihiro Kawaguchi, Takatsugu Yamada, Hiromichi Kanehiro, Yoshiyuki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ascites is a common complication after liver resection. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for ascites in patients after liver resection and the relationship between postoperative ascites and other complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data that were obtained from 266 patients who underwent liver resection for treating hepatocellular carcinoma between 2008 and 2015. Postoperative ascites was defined as a daily ascitic fluid drainage exceeding 500 mL on postoperative day 3 or later...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331804/infected-ascites-distinguishing-secondary-peritonitis-from-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-classic-symptoms
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Marvin Louis Roy Lu, Akanksha Agarwal, Josh Sloan, Aaron Kosmin
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis can be differentiated from secondary bacterial peritonitis by the absence of a surgically treatable intra-abdominal source of infection. However, oftentimes this is unapparent and other clinical clues need to be sought after to make the right diagnosis. CASE: A 64-year-old woman was admitted because of three days of worsening diffuse abdominal pain and distention. She was morbidly obese and had a history of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321276/phase-angle-obtained-by-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-independently-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Giliane Belarmino, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Raquel S Torrinhas, Priscila Sala, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Rosa Maria R Pereira, Valéria F Caparbo, Graziela R Ravacci, Lucas Damiani, Steven B Heymsfield, Dan L Waitzberg
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic value of the phase angle (PA) obtained from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for mortality prediction in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: In total, 134 male cirrhotic patients prospectively completed clinical evaluations and nutritional assessment by BIA to obtain PAs during a 36-mo follow-up period. Mortality risk was analyzed by applying the PA cutoff point recently proposed as a malnutrition marker (PA ≤ 4.9°) in Kaplan-Meier curves and multivariate Cox regression models...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318147/effects-of-alfapump-system-on-kidney-and-circulatory-function-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-refractory-ascites
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Elsa Solà, Santiago Sanchez-Cabús, Ezequiel Rodriguez, Chiara Elia, Raquel Cela, Rebeca Moreira, Elisa Pose, Jordi Sánchez-Delgado, Nuria Cañete, Manuel Morales-Ruiz, Francisco Campos, Jaume Balust, Mónica Guevara, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Pere Ginès
The alfapump system has been proposed as a new treatment for the management of refractory ascites. The system removes ascites from the peritoneal cavity to urinary bladder, producing a continuous low-volume paracentesis. AIM: To investigate the effects of treatment with the alfapump system on kidney and circulatory function in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. METHODS: Prospective study including 10 patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. Primary outcomes were changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), as assessed by isotopic techniques, and changes in circulatory function assessed by arterial pressure, cardiac output and activity of vasoconstrictor systems...
March 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304351/the-preparation-and-identification-of-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-citrinin-and-the-development-of-detection-via-indirect-competitive-elisa
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Shimuye Kalayu Yirga, Sumei Ling, Yanling Yang, Jun Yuan, Shihua Wang
Citrinin (CTN) is a hepato-nephrotoxic mycotoxin produced by fungi genera of Aspergillus, Monauscus, and Penicillium. CTN contaminates grains, fruits, juices and vegetables, and causes various toxic effects to humans and animals. It has small molecular weight, which is non-immunogenic to animals. Thus, CTN was conjugated to bovine serum albumin (BSA) and ovalbumin (OVA), respectively, by amide bonds using 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl) carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) and N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS). Mice were immunized with CTN-BSA conjugates, and spleen cells of the immunized mice were fused with Sp2/0 myeloma cells to obtain 21H27 hybriodoma cell...
March 17, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293378/hepatorenal-syndrome-update-on-diagnosis-and-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Juan G Acevedo, Matthew E Cramp
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a manifestation of extreme circulatory dysfunction and entails high morbidity and mortality. A new definition has been recently recommended by the International Club of Ascites, according to which HRS diagnosis relies in serum creatinine changes instead that on a fixed high value. Moreover, new data on urinary biomarkers has been recently published. In this sense, the use of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin seems useful to identify patients with acute tubular necrosis and should be employed in the diagnostic algorithm...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280976/indicators-of-lung-shunt-fraction-determined-by-technetium-99%C3%A2-m-macroaggregated-albumin-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Joseph Ralph Kallini, Ahmed Gabr, Ryan Hickey, Laura Kulik, Kush Desai, Yihe Yang, Vanessa L Gates, Ahsun Riaz, Riad Salem, Robert J Lewandowski
PURPOSE: To determine the correlation of pre-procedural and imaging characteristics with lung shunt fraction (LSF) measured by technetium-99 m macroaggregated albumin ((99m)Tc-MAA) scan in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of 428 subjects with hepatocellular carcinoma from 2004 to 2011 assessed for lung shunting by (99m)Tc-MAA scan. Baseline characteristics included age, gender, ethnicity, tumor burden, maximum dimension, number of lesions, presence of extrahepatic metastases, macrovascular (hepatic and portal vein) invasion, ascites on imaging, laboratory values, and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)...
March 9, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280398/interrelationship-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-with-patient-characteristics-in-bahrain
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Maheeba A Abdulla, Eman A Murad, Hend A Aljenaidi, Duha R Aljowder, Omar Ik Aljeeran, Eman Farid, Jehad R Al Qamish
AIM: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) shows genotype-based variation in prevalence across geographical regions. This study was conducted to understand the clinical interrelationship of HCV genotypes with patient characteristics. METHODS: Medical records of 122 patients positive for HCV RNA test collected during 2013 and 2014 were included for analysis. Only adults were included in the study. HCV RNA extraction and genotyping was done as part of the routine diagnostic requirements...
2017: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263087/protein-losing-enteropathy-in-an-infant-with-rotavirus-infection
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Adriana Parisi, Alessandro Cafarotti, Roberta Salvatore, Piernicola Pelliccia, Luciana Breda, Francesco Chiarelli
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a rare gastro-intestinal complication characterised by intestinal loss of proteins with consequent hypoproteinaemia and generalised oedema. Rotavirus infection associated with PLE in children has rarely been reported. A 6-month-old girl presented with diarrhoea, fever and generalised oedema. Total serum proteins were 34 g/L (61-79) and plasma albumin 16.8 g/L (40-50), serum sodium was 126 mmol/L and there was mild metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.46). Stool for alpha-1 antitrypsin was >1...
March 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260464/incisional-hernia-after-liver-transplant
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Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Mahir Kirnap, Sedat Yildirim, Gokhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: An incisional hernia seriously burdens the quality of life after liver transplant. The incidence of incisional hernia after liver transplant is reported to be 4% to 20%. Here, we evaluated incisional hernias that occurred after adult liver transplant and incisional hernias intentionally made in infant liver transplant procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 1988 and May 2016, we performed 536 liver transplant procedures in 515 patients. Demographic features, surgical outcomes, and predisposing factors were evaluated...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213164/carvedilol-use-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-and-ascites
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Rohit Sinha, Khalida A Lockman, Nethmee Mallawaarachchi, Marcus Robertson, John N Plevris, Peter C Hayes
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Carvedilol, a non-selective beta-blocker (NSBB) with additional anti-alpha 1 receptor activity, is a potent portal hypotensive agent and has been used as prophylaxis against variceal bleeding. However, its safety in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis and ascites is still disputed. In this study, we examined whether long-term use of carvedilol in patients with ascites is a risk factor for mortality. METHODS: A single-centre retrospective analysis of 325 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites presenting to our Liver Unit between 1st of January 2009 to 31st August 2012 was carried out...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195341/left-ventricular-systolic-function-is-associated-to-sympathetic-nervous-activity-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-cirrhosis
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Raquel Yotti, Cristina Ripoll, Yolanda Benito, Maria Vega Catalina, Jaime Elízaga, Diego Rincón, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Javier Bermejo, Rafael Bañares
An accurate evaluation of cardiac function in patients with cirrhosis remains a challenge. We used robust echocardiographic indices to characterize LV systolic function and its relationship to activation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and inflammation in 59 patients cirrhosis and 59 age-matched controls. Aditionally, in eleven patients we withdrew betablockers and diuretics and used phenylephrine and albumin infusion to evaluate the response to acute afterload and preload changes (interventional substudy)...
February 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185616/tuberculous-peritonitis
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Urvashi Vaid, Gregory C Kane
Tuberculous peritonitis is rare in the United States but continues to be reported to occur in certain high-risk populations, which include patients with AIDS or cirrhosis, patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, recent immigrants from areas of high endemicity, and those who are immunosuppressed. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high clinical index of suspicion and should be considered in the differential of ascites with a lymphocyte predominance and serum-ascitic albumin gradient of <1...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153735/nickel-ii-diacetyl-monoxime-2-pyridyl-hydrazone-complex-can-inhibit-ehrlich-solid-tumor-growth-in-mice-a-potential-new-antitumor-drug
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Entsar A Saad, Mohamed M Hassanien, Faten W El-Lban
The chief chemotherapeutic drug, cisplatin had common bad effects such as nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity and bone marrow depression. This led us to develop a new potential anticancer drug based on nickel metal ion that may be less toxic. Nickel(II) diacetyl monoxime-2-pyridyl hydrazone complex cytoprotective effect, superoxide dismutase (SOD)-like activity and anticancer activities were studied. In vitro, the complex showed SOD-like activity of 86.62%. It was capable to kill 90.2% of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) cells and to protect 92...
March 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147426/-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Ľubomír Skladaný, Silvia Kasová, Anna Purgelová, Natália Bystrianska, Svetlana Adamcová-Selčanová
AIM OF STUDY: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most frequent infectious complication of liver cirrhosis with serious consequences. Initially, SBP is always treated with empirical, not targeted, antibiotic therapy. Since a retrospective study performed in our department showed suboptimal effectiveness (only 40 %) of empirical antibiotic therapy in accordance with the EASL guidelines, a decision was made to change the protocol. The aims of this prospective study were to determine: (1) the incidence and characteristics of SBP in real clinical practice - in a liver unit of a tertiary hospital, (2) the effectiveness of new antibiotic therapy selected based on analysis of the spectrum of pathogens and their resistance to antibiotics as identified in a retrospective cohort study on SBP carried out in our department, (3) mortality, and to compare these findings with the literature data...
December 2016: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143894/analysis-of-glycero-lysophospholipids-in-gastric-cancerous-ascites
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Shigenobu Emoto, Makoto Kurano, Kuniyuki Kano, Keisuke Matsusaki, Hiroharu Yamashita, Masako Nishikawa, Koji Igarashi, Hitoshi Ikeda, Junken Aoki, Joji Kitayama, Yutaka Yatomi
Lysophosphatidic acid (LysoPA) has been proposed to be involved in the pathogenesis of various cancers. Moreover, glycero-lysophospholipids other than LysoPA are now emerging as novel lipid mediators. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate the possible involvement of glycero-lysophospholipids in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer by measuring glycero-LPLs, autotaxin, and phosphatidylserine-specific phospholipase A1 (PS-PLA1) in ascites obtained from patients with gastric cancer and those with cirrhosis (as a control)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134306/bacterial-translocation-aggravates-ccl4-induced-liver-cirrhosis-by-regulating-cd4-t-cells-in-rats
#17
Haiyan Shi, Longxian Lv, Hongcui Cao, Haifeng Lu, Ning Zhou, Jiezuan Yang, Haiyin Jiang, Huihui Dong, Xinjun Hu, Wei Yu, Xiawei Jiang, Beiwen Zheng, Lanjuan Li
Bacterial translocation (BT) is thought to play an important role in the development of liver cirrhosis, but the mechanisms have not been fully explored. This study aims to investigate the distribution of Treg (CD3(+)CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+)), Th17 (CD3(+)CD4(+)IL-17(+)), and Th1 (CD3(+)CD4(+)IFN-γ(+)) cells in the intestinal lamina propria, liver and blood and to explore their relationships with BT. Cirrhotic rats with ascites were induced by CCl4. We found that there were lower levels of total protein and albumin, lower albumin/globulin ratio, lower body weight and higher spleen weight and ascites volume in cirrhotic rats with than without BT...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123730/pseudocirrhosis-caused-by-regorafenib-in-an-advanced-rectal-cancer-patient-with-multiple-liver-metastases
#18
Kensuke Kumamoto, Shungo Endo, Noriyuki Isohata, Azuma Nirei, Daiki Nemoto, Kenichi Utano, Takuro Saito, Kazutomo Togashi
A 70-year-old man who was diagnosed with unresectable advanced rectal cancer with multiple liver metastases, received oxaliplatin-based treatment with bevacizumab as first-line chemotherapy and irinotecan-based treatment with bevacizumab as second-line chemotherapy for a total of 17 months. The patient was treated with regorafenib (160 mg/day for 3 weeks) as third-line chemotherapy. Following completion of one course of regorafenib treatment, the patient complained of abdominal distension. Computed tomography (CT) examination identified liver atrophy and massive ascites, while no such symptoms were observed prior to the regorafenib treatment...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119865/predictors-of-morbidity-and-mortality-after-surgery-for-intestinal-perforation
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Rumi Shin, Sang Mok Lee, Beonghoon Sohn, Dong Woon Lee, Inho Song, Young Jun Chai, Hae Won Lee, Hye Seong Ahn, In Mok Jung, Jung Kee Chung, Seung Chul Heo
PURPOSE: An intestinal perforation is a rare condition, but has a high mortality rate, even after immediate surgical intervention. The clinical predictors of postoperative morbidity and mortality are still not well established, so this study attempted to identify risk factors for postoperative morbidity and mortality after surgery for an intestinal perforation. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 117 patients who underwent surgery for an intestinal perforation at a single institution in Korea from November 2008 to June 2014...
December 2016: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118177/home-based-drainage-of-refractory-ascites-by-a-permanent-tunneled-peritoneal-catheter-can-safely-replace-large-volume-paracentesis
#20
Philipp Solbach, Christoph Höner Zu Siederdissen, Richard Taubert, Szilvia Ziegert, Kerstin Port, Andrea Schneider, Katja Hueper, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Elmar Jaeckel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Refractory ascites has a poor prognosis. Recurrent large-volume paracentesis is the current standard of care; however, it results in circulatory dysfunction and renal dysfunction, and hospitalization is commonly required. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement is not an option in a substantial number of patients because of contraindications. The placement of a tunneled peritoneal drainage catheter has been shown to be effective in patients with malignant ascites...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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