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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723641/serum-ca19-9-as-a-marker-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-first-reflux-blood-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
#1
Jia-Xing Zhao, Li-Ren Liu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Fang Liu, Zhong-Guo Zhang
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are used for metastasis surveillance in cancer patients, but low detection rates limit their use in colorectal cancer (CRC). We investigated the distribution of CTCs in peripheral and portal blood of CRC patients, and analyzed the relationship between serum tumor CEA/CA19-9 markers and CTCs blood levels. CTC levels detected in first reflux/portal vein blood were higher than in peripheral blood, and liver reduced CTCs amount. CTCs-positive patients had increased serum CEA and CA 19-9 levels, and the CEA and CA 19-9 levels correlated with the CTCs levels...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721349/hepatocellular-carcinoma-early-stage-management-challenges
#2
REVIEW
Derek J Erstad, Kenneth K Tanabe
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major cause of cancer death and is increasing in incidence. This review focuses on HCC surveillance and treatment of early-stage disease, which are essential to improving outcomes. Multiple societies have published HCC surveillance guidelines, but screening efforts have been limited by noncompliance and overall lack of testing for patients with undiagnosed chronic liver disease. Treatment of early-stage HCC has become increasingly complex due to expanding therapeutic options and better outcomes with established treatments...
2017: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720415/assessment-of-cirrhotic-liver-enhancement-with-multiphasic-computed-tomography-using-a-faster-injection-rate-late-arterial-phase-and-weight-based-contrast-dosing
#3
Kathleen Eddy, Andreu F Costa
PURPOSE: This study aimed to update our liver computed tomography (CT) protocol according to published guidelines, and to quantitatively evaluate the effect of these modifications. METHODS: The modified liver CT protocol employed a faster injection rate (5 vs 3 mL/s), later arterial phase (20-second vs 10-second postbolus trigger), and weight-based dosing of iodinated contrast (1.7 mL/kg vs 100 mL fixed dose). Liver and vascular attenuation values were measured on CTs of patients with cirrhosis from January to September 2015 (old protocol, n = 49) and from October to December 2015 (modified protocol, n = 31)...
July 15, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719059/pancreatic-allograft-thrombosis-suggestion-for-a-ct-grading-system-and-management-algorithm
#4
Abdul Hakeem, John Chen, Satheesh Iype, Menna Clatworthy, Christopher Watson, Edmund M Godfrey, Sara Upponi, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 - no thrombosis, Grade 1 - peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 - intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 - central occlusive thrombosis...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718265/haemoglobinuria-and-portal-venous-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
#5
Zain Ul Abideen, Munnam Sohail Jafar, Nasir Hameed, Ahmad Malik
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is a non-malignant stem cell disorder due to acquired somatic mutations in cell surface anchored proteins CD55 and CD59. Both have a compliment inhibitory role and their deficiency leads to intravascular haemolysis. This paper reports a challenging case of a 25 years old male who presented with generalized weakness, exertional dyspnoea and episodic early morning haematuria. Recently, he started developing progressive abdominal distention and dull generalized abdominal pain...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717867/totally-laparoscopic-living-donor-left-hepatectomy-for-liver-transplantation-in-a-child
#6
Helayel Almodhaiberi, Seok-Hwan Kim, Ki-Hun Kim
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery has been validated to be a new standard in living donor hepatectomy for adult-to-pediatric transplantation with less morbidity [1]. Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy can reduce the major concerns about pain and morbidity associated with open surgery and a slow return to daily activities of donors [2]. Herein, we present one case of totally laparoscopic living donor left hepatectomy including the middle hepatic vein (MHV). DONOR AND METHOD: A 37-year-old mother volunteered to donate to her 3-year-old son with biliary atresia (PELD score 7)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717362/treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-failure-of-sorafenib-treatment-subsequent-or-additional-treatment-interventions-contribute-to-prolonged-survival-postprogression
#7
Masaaki Kondo, Kazushi Numata, Koji Hara, Akito Nozaki, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Makoto Chuma, Shin Maeda, Katsuaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a first-line treatment option for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients; however, survival predictors upon progression have not been well characterized. In the present study, we aimed to show the efficacy of multidisciplinary therapy for patients who had failed to respond to sorafenib treatment. METHODS: Among 146 BCLC stage B or C HCC patients treated with sorafenib monotherapy between July 2009 and August 2014, the first radiological progression according to the modified RECIST was identified in 71 patients; factors predicting overall survival (OS) and survival postprogression (SPP) were analyzed in these patients...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716745/gut-derived-endotoxin-stimulates-factor-viii-secretion-from-endothelial-cells-implications-for-hypercoagulability-in-cirrhosis
#8
Carnevale Roberto, Raparelli Valeria, Nocella Cristina, Bartimoccia Simona, Novo Marta, Severino Anna, De Falco Elena, Cammisotto Vittoria, Pasquale Chiara, Crescioli Clara, Sili Scavalli Antonio, Riggio Oliviero, Basili Stefania, Violi Francesco
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with cirrhosis display enhanced blood levels of factor VIII, which may result in harmful activation of the clotting system; however, the underlying mechanism is unknown. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in cirrhotic patients (n=61) and matched controls (n=61) comparing blood levels of factor VIII, von Willebrand factor (vWf), lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and positivity for Escherichia Coli DNA. Furthermore, we performed an in-vitro study to investigate if LPS, in a range of concentration similar to that found in the peripheral circulation of cirrhotic patients, was able to elicit factor VIII secretion from human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715901/an-intrahepatic-cavoportal-collateral-pathway-due-to-a-liver-hydatid-cyst-obstructing-the-inferior-vena-cava
#9
Alba Manuel Vázquez, José Manuel Ramia Ángel, Luis Gijón, Roberto de la Plaza
Congenital or acquired obstruction of the inferior vena cava may lead to the development of collateral pathways with tributary vein to portal system. We present a patient with intrahepatic cavoportal collateral pathway due to hepatic hydatid cyst.
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715719/isolated-caudate-lobectomy-left-sided-approach-case-reports
#10
Orlando Jorge M Torres, Rodrigo Rodrigues Vasques, Ozimo Pereira Gama-Filho, Miguel Eugenio L Castelo-Branco, Camila Cristina S Torres
INTRODUCTION: The caudate lobe is a distinct liver lobe and surgical resection requires expertise and precise anatomic knowledge. Left-sided approach was described for resection of small tumors originated in the Spiegel lobe but now the procedure has been performed even for tumors more than five centimeters. The aim of this study is to present three cases of tumor of caudate lobe underwent isolated lobectomy by left-sided approach. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Three patients with metastasis of colorectal cancer, carcinoma hepatocellular and metastasis of neuroendocrine tumor underwent resection...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711320/liver-stiffness-measurement-by-transient-elastography-predicts-late-posthepatectomy-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Muthukumarassamy Rajakannu, Daniel Cherqui, Oriana Ciacio, Nicolas Golse, Gabriella Pittau, Marc Antoine Allard, Teresa Maria Antonini, Audrey Coilly, Antonio Sa Cunha, Denis Castaing, Didier Samuel, Catherine Guettier, René Adam, Eric Vibert
BACKGROUND: Postoperative hepatic decompensation is a serious complication of liver resection in patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver fibrosis and clinical significant portal hypertension are well-known risk factors for hepatic decompensation. Liver stiffness measurement is a noninvasive method of evaluating hepatic venous pressure gradient and functional hepatic reserve by estimating hepatic fibrosis. Effectiveness of liver stiffness measurement in predicting persistent postoperative hepatic decompensation has not been investigated...
July 12, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707821/splenic-vein-thrombosis-following-pancreas-transplantation-identification-of-factors-that-support-conservative-management
#12
Jack W Harbell, Tara Morgan, Vickie A Feldstein, Garrett R Roll, Andrew Posselt, Sang-Mo Kang, Sandy Feng, Ryutaro Hirose, Chris E Freise, Peter Stock
Prophylaxis for graft portal/splenic venous thrombosis following pancreas transplant varies between institutions. Similarly, treatment of venous thrombosis ranges from early re-exploration to conservative management with anticoagulation. We wished to determine the prevalence of graft splenic vein (SV) thrombosis, as well as the clinical significance of non-occlusive thrombus observed on routine imaging. Records of 112 pancreas transplant recipients over a five-year period at a single center were reviewed. Venous thrombosis was defined as absence of flow or presence of thrombus identified in any part of the graft SV on ultrasound...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706885/omega-3-fatty-acids-inhibit-oxidative-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-liver-regeneration
#13
Ozgur Firat, Ozer Makay, Levent Yeniay, Goksel Gokce, Cigdem Yenisey, Ahmet Coker
PURPOSE: Lipid peroxidation and consequent reactive oxygen species in the setting of oxidative stress have crucial roles in liver regeneration, which may adversely affect the regeneration itself and lead to liver failure. The aim of the current study is to investigate whether omega-3 fatty acid supplementation inhibits oxidative stress in an experimental model of liver regeneration. METHODS: Forty rats were allocated to four groups. Rats in group A received a sham operation...
July 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701913/common-hepatic-branch-of-vagus-nerve-dependent-expression-of-immediate-early-genes-in-the-mouse-brain-by-intraportal-l-arginine-comparison-with-cholecystokinin-8
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Daisuke Yamada, Peter Koppensteiner, Saori Odagiri, Megumi Eguchi, Shun Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Yamada, Hideki Katagiri, Keiji Wada, Masayuki Sekiguchi
Information from the peripheral organs is thought to be transmitted to the brain by humoral factors and neurons such as afferent vagal or spinal nerves. The common hepatic branch of the vagus (CHBV) is one of the main vagus nerve branches, and consists of heterogeneous neuronal fibers that innervate multiple peripheral organs such as the bile duct, portal vein, paraganglia, and gastroduodenal tract. Although, previous studies suggested that the CHBV has a pivotal role in transmitting information on the status of the liver to the brain, the details of its central projections remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698446/-a-case-of-long-term-survival-of-a-patient-with-gastric-cancer-with-synchronous-liver-metastasis-and-portal-vein-thrombus-after-multidisciplinary-treatment
#15
Hajime Nomura, Masahiko Okamura, Atsuhiko Sumii, Kunihiko Tsuboi, You Mizukami, Syuichi Ota, Yukihito Adachi
A 77-year-old man was diagnosed with gastric cancer with synchronous single liver metastasis and portal vein thrombus. His HER2 immunohistochemistry tumor score was 3+; therefore, we administered trastuzumab plus capecitabine plus cisplatin. After 2 courses of chemotherapy, we observed disappearance of the portal vein thrombus and tumor reduction as a partial response, according to the RECIST guidelines. We performed distal gastrectomy and right lobectomy; the therapeutic grades of the primary and metastatic tumors were 1a and 2, respectively...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695566/portal-vein-territory-identification-using-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-imaging-technical-details-and-short-term-outcomes
#16
Yuta Kobayashi, Yoshikuni Kawaguchi, Kosuke Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Mori, Junichi Arita, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Norihiro Kokudo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Portal vein (PV) territory identification during liver resection may be performed using indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging technique. However, the technical details of the fluorescence staining technique have not been fully elucidated. This study was performed to demonstrate the technical details of PV territory identification using fluorescence imaging and evaluates the short-term outcomes. METHODS: From 2011 to 2015, 105 underwent liver resection at the University of Tokyo Hospital with one of the following fluorescence staining techniques by transhepatic PV injection or intravenous injection of ICG: single staining (n = 36), multiple staining (n = 31), counterstaining (n = 22), negative staining (n = 13), or paradoxical negative staining (n = 3)...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695316/interobserver-variability-in-target-volume-delineation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-the-working-group-stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-the-german-society-for-radiation-oncology-degro
#17
E Gkika, S Tanadini-Lang, S Kirste, P A Holzner, H P Neeff, H C Rischke, T Reese, F Lohaus, M N Duma, K Dieckmann, R Semrau, M Stockinger, D Imhoff, N Kremers, M F Häfner, N Andratschke, U Nestle, A L Grosu, M Guckenberger, T B Brunner
BACKGROUND: Definition of gross tumor volume (GTV) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) requires dedicated imaging in multiple contrast medium phases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interobserver agreement (IOA) in gross tumor delineation of HCC in a multicenter panel. METHODS: The analysis was performed within the "Stereotactic Radiotherapy" working group of the German Society for Radiation Oncology (DEGRO). The GTVs of three anonymized HCC cases were delineated by 16 physicians from nine centers using multiphasic CT scans...
July 10, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694654/evolution-of-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-simpler-safer-and-equally-effective-methods
#18
EDITORIAL
Shu-You Peng, Xu-An Wang, Cong-Yun Huang, You-Yong Zhang, Jiang-Tao Li, De-Fei Hong, Xiu-Jun Cai
Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has been recently demonstrated as a method to induce rapid and extensive hypertrophy within a short time and has been employed for a variety of primary and metastatic liver tumors. However, controversies remain due to its high morbidity and mortality. To enable safer surgery, liver surgeons have searched for better technical modifications, such as partial ALPPS, mini-ALPPS, minimally invasive ALPPS, and Terminal branches portal vein Embolization Liver Partition for Planned hepatectomy (TELPP)...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694570/extrahepatic-portal-vein-obstruction-in-children-role-of-preoperative-imaging
#19
Shashidhar Achar, Hemonta Kumar Dutta, Rudra Kanta Gogoi
AIM: Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) is characterized by features of recent thrombosis or portal hypertension with portal cavernoma as a sequel of portal vein obstruction. Imaging of spleno-portal axis is the mainstay for the diagnosis of EHPVO. The aim of this study is to analyze the role of imaging in the preoperative assessment of the portal venous system in children with EHPVO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted on twenty children with EHPVO aged between 1 and 18 years over a period of 1 year...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693361/systemic-effects-of-h2s-inhalation-at-human-equivalent-dose-of-pathologic-halitosis-on-rats
#20
Defne Yalçın Yeler, Murat Aydin, Mehmet Gül, Turgay Hocaoğlu, Hakan Özdemir, Melike Koraltan
OBJECTIVES: Halitosis is composed by hundreds of toxic gases. It is still not clear whether halitosis gases self-inhaled by halitosis patients cause side effects. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of H2S inhalation at a low concentration (human equivalent dose of pathologic halitosis) on rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The threshold level of pathologic halitosis perceived by humans at 250 ppb of H2S was converted to rat equivalent concentration (4...
July 11, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
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