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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218665/benefits-of-laparoscopic-liver-resection-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-portal-hypertension-a-case-matched-study
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Víctor Molina, Jaime Sampson-Dávila, Joana Ferrer, Constantino Fondevila, Rafael Díaz Del Gobbo, David Calatayud, Jordi Bruix, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Josep Fuster
BACKGROUND: The advantages of laparoscopy over open liver resection in patients with cirrhosis have been widely demonstrated. On the other hand, information on the role of minimally invasive liver surgery in the presence of clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) is scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of laparoscopic liver resection in selected cirrhotic patients with CSPH. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who were treated with laparoscopic liver resection was conducted from December 2005 to April 2016...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201764/predictive-value-of-mean-platelet-volume-in-variceal-bleeding-due-to-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension
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Mehmet A Erdogan, Ali R Benli, Serap B Acmali, Mustafa Koroglu, Yahya Atayan, Ahmet Danalioglu, Burcak Kayhan
Aim: To investigate whether mean platelet volume (MPV) is a predictor of variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension. Materials and methods: This prospective cohort was performed in the internal medicine department of our tertiary care center. Cirrhotic patients were allocated into two groups: Group I consisted of 31 cases without a history of variceal bleeding, whereas group II was made up of 31 patients with a history of variceal bleeding...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201241/clinical-value-of-urinary-retinol-binding-protein-in-ascites-due-to-cirrhosis
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Yujing Xia, Jingjing Li, Sainan Li, Tong Liu, Yuqing Zhou, Qin Yin, Jianrong Wang, Wenxia Lu, Rong Zhang, Yuanyuan Zheng, Fan Wang, Jie Lu, Kan Chen, Weiqi Dai, Yingqun Zhou, Chuanyong Guo
The aim of the present study was to explore the clinical value of urinary retinol-binding protein (RBP) level in the prognosis of cirrhotic ascites by assessment of the RBP levels prior to and following ascites treatment. The levels of urinary RBP, urinary microalbumin (mAlb), serum urea nitrogen (urea) and serum creatinine (Cr), and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) were measured in 90 patients with cirrhosis and ascites hospitalized in a single institution between May 2011 and January 2012, and in 30 healthy controls...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188319/a-dedicated-paracentesis-clinic-decreases-healthcare-utilization-for-serial-paracenteses-in-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Yao-Wen Cheng, Kumar Sandrasegaran, Katherine Cheng, Angela Shah, Marwan Ghabril, William Berry, Craig Lammert, Naga Chalasani, Eric S Orman
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to describe the effect of a dedicated paracentesis clinic on healthcare utilization by patients with decompensated cirrhosis and refractory ascites. METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective study identified cirrhotic patients receiving paracenteses over a 6-month period before and after creating the paracentesis clinic. Patients were followed for 12 months to collect outcome data including characteristics of subsequent hospitalizations and paracenteses...
November 29, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182438/high-numbers-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-peripheral-blood-and-ascitic-fluid-of-cirrhotic-and-hcc-patients
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Nadia Elwan, Mohamed Labib Salem, Abdelrahman Kobtan, Ferial El-Kalla, Loai Mansour, Mohamed Yousef, Ashraf Al-Sabbagh, Abdel-Aziz A Zidan, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the 3rd most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide. It has evolved different immune escape mechanisms, which might include emergence of lymphoid and myeloid regulatory cells. Aim of this work: To determine the numbers of Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in peripheral blood and ascitic fluid in cirrhosis and HCC and their relation to IFN-γ and α-fetoprotein (α-FP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty individuals were enrolled in this study; forty cirrhotic patients with ascites; twenty without HCC (Group I), and twenty with HCC (group II) as well as twenty healthy individuals as a control group (group III)...
November 28, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166137/primary-constrained-tips-for-treating-refractory-ascites-or-variceal-bleeding-secondary-to-hepatic-cirrhosis
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R Rabei, S Mathesovian, J Tasse, S Madassery, B Arslan, U Turba, O Ahmed
PURPOSE: To report an initial experience using a primary constrained TIPS technique for treating cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites or variceal bleeding. METHODS: All patients undergoing primary constrained (n=9) and conventional (n=18) TIPS between July 2014 and June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. Pre-procedure demographics, Child-Pugh (CP), MELD, and technical variables were recorded. Outcomes measured included technical and clinical success, complications, 30-day mortality, as well as necessity for TIPS revision...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163657/a-sonographic-doppler-study-of-the-hepatic-vein-portal-vein-and-hepatic-artery-in-liver-cirrhosis-correlation-of-hepatic-hemodynamics-with-clinical-child-pugh-score-in-singapore
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Azizah M Afif, Jason Pik-Eu Chang, Yan Y Wang, Simin D Lau, Fuzhen Deng, Shy Y Goh, Mar K Pwint, Chin C Ooi, Nanda Venkatanarasimha, Richard Hg Lo
Objective: Liver cirrhosis has been a rising complication of chronic liver disease in Singapore. Ultrasound has been widely accepted as a non-invasive imaging modality for the evaluation of hepatic haemodynamics. This study aims to correlate the Doppler ultrasound values with the progression of liver cirrhosis to allow further understanding and possible prediction of clinical events for timely intervention. Methods: Study sample of 56 eligible patients with liver cirrhosis was divided according to their Child-Pugh clinical score into Child's A (n = 29 patients), B (n = 19 patients) and C (n = 8 patients)...
November 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113006/transjugular-portal-vein-recanalization-with-creation-of-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-pvr-tips-in-patients-with-chronic-non-cirrhotic-non-malignant-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Christoph Klinger, Bettina Riecken, Arthur Schmidt, Andrea De Gottardi, Benjamin Meier, Jaime Bosch, Karel Caca
Purpose To determine safety and efficacy of transjugular portal vein recanalization with creation of intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (PVR-TIPS) in patients with chronic non-cirrhotic, non-malignant portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Methods This retrospective study includes 17 consecutive patients with chronic non-cirrhotic PVT (cavernous transformation n = 15). PVR-TIPS was indicated because of variceal bleeding (n = 13), refractory ascites (n = 2), portal biliopathy with recurrent cholangitis (n = 1), or abdominal pain (n = 1)...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110990/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-as-a-bridge-to-non-hepatic-surgery-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-severe-portal-hypertension-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Eylon Lahat, Chetana Lim, Prashant Bhangui, Liliana Fuentes, Michael Osseis, Toufic Moussallem, Chady Salloum, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension (PHTN) increases the risk of non-hepatic surgery in cirrhotic patients. This first systematic review analyzes the place of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in preparation for non-hepatic surgery in such patients. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, and Scopus databases were searched from 1990 to 2017 to identify reports on outcomes of non-hepatic surgery in cirrhotic patients with PHTN prepared by TIPS. Feasibility of TIPS and the planned surgery, and the short- and long-term outcomes of the latter were assessed...
October 27, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105936/circulating-cxcl10-in-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-might-reflect-systemic-inflammation-and-predict-aclf-and-mortality
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Jennifer M Lehmann, Karina Claus, Christian Jansen, Alessandra Pohlmann, Robert Schierwagen, Carsten Meyer, Daniel Thomas, Steffen Manekeller, Joan Claria, Christian P Strassburg, Christian Trautwein, Hermann E Wasmuth, Marie-Luise Berres, Jonel Trebicka
BACKGROUND & AIMS: CXCR% ligands play an important role in hepatic injury, inflammation and fibrosis. While CXCL9 and CXCL11 are associated with survival in patients receiving transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), the role of CXCL10 in severe portal hypertension remains unknown. METHODS: A total of 89 cirrhotic patients were analysed. CXCL10 protein levels were measured in portal and hepatic blood at TIPS insertion and 2 weeks later in 24 patients...
November 6, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105115/randomised-clinical-study-the-effects-of-oral-taurine-6-day%C3%A2-g-vs-placebo-daily-on-portal-hypertension
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R Schwarzer, D Kivaranovic, M Mandorfer, R Paternostro, D Wolrab, B Heinisch, T Reiberger, M Ferlitsch, C Gerner, M Trauner, M Peck-Radosavljevic, A Ferlitsch
BACKGROUND: The amino sulphonic acid taurine reduces oxidative endoplasmatic reticulum stress and inhibits hepatic stellate cell activation, which might lead to reduction of portal pressure in cirrhosis. AIM: To assess the haemodynamic effects of taurine supplementation in patients with cirrhosis and varices. METHODS: Patients with hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) ≥12 mm Hg were included in this prospective proof of concept study...
November 3, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091351/eptfe-tips-versus-repetitive-lvp-plus-albumin-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-ascites-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Theresa Bucsics, Sophie Hoffman, Johanna Grünberger, Maria Schoder, Wolfgang Matzek, Alexander Stadlmann, Mattias Mandorfer, Philipp Schwabl, Arnulf Ferlitsch, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Michael Trauner, Josef Karner, Franz Karnel, Thomas Reiberger
INTRODUCTION: Reduction of portal pressure by self-expandable polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) is a treatment option for refractory ascites. Data on clinical outcomes after ePTFE-TIPS versus repetitive large-volume paracentesis (LVP) plus albumin (A) administration for the treatment of patients with refractory ascites are limited. METHODS: Retrospective comparison of ePTFE-TIPS versus LVP+A in terms of (i) control of ascites, (ii) occurrence of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and (iii) transplant-free survival in cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites...
November 1, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091196/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-antiviral-agents-in-a-cohort-of-cirrhotic-hcv-hiv-coinfected-patients
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Jordi Navarro, Montserrat Laguno, Helem Haydee Vilchez, Jose M Guardiola, Jose A Carrion, Luis Force, Mireia Cairó, Carmen Cifuentes, Josep Vilaró, Josep Cucurull, Andrés Marco, Mercè Roget, Eva Erice, Manuel Crespo
Background: New direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have shown great efficacy and tolerability in clinical trials and real-life cohorts. However, data are scarce regarding efficacy and safety in cirrhotic HCV/HIV-coinfected patients. Methods: A multicentre prospective analysis was performed in 13 Spanish hospitals, including all cirrhotic HCV/HIV-coinfected patients starting DAA combinations from January to December 2015. Sustained virological response 12 weeks after treatment (SVR12) was analysed...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081656/spontaneous-peritonitis-in-critically-ill-cirrhotic-patients-a-diagnostic-algorithm-for-clinicians-and-future-perspectives
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Marco Fiore, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Sebastiano Leone, Ivan Gentile, Arturo Cuomo, Vincenzo Schiavone, Sabrina Bimonte, Maria Caterina Pace, Marco Cascella
Spontaneous peritonitis (SP) is the most common infection among decompensated end-stage liver disease patients. SP is the infection of ascitic fluid (neutrophil ascitic count ≥250/mL) without an alternative focus of abdominal infection. According to the causative agent, clinicians can make the diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis or spontaneous fungal peritonitis. The mortality rate is very high, ranging from one-fifth of the patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis to four-fifths of the patients with spontaneous fungal peritonitis...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059469/fat-free-muscle-mass-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-predicts-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-and-survival-in-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Michael Praktiknjo, Marius Book, Julian Luetkens, Alessandra Pohlmann, Carsten Meyer, Daniel Thomas, Christian Jansen, Andreas Feist, Johannes Chang, Jochen Grimm, Jennifer Lehmann, Christian P Strassburg, Juan Gonzalez Abraldes, Guido Kukuk, Jonel Trebicka
BACKGROUND: Muscle mass seems to be a prognostic marker in patients with liver cirrhosis. However, reported methods to quantify muscle mass are heterogeneous, consented cut-off values are missing and most studies used computed tomography (CT). This study evaluated fat-free muscle area as a marker of sarcopenia using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in decompensated cirrhotic patients with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). METHODS: The total erector spinae muscle area and the intramuscular fat tissue area were measured and subtracted to calculate the fat-free muscle area (FFMA) in 116 cirrhotic patients with TIPS and MRI...
October 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049216/fondaparinux-is-effective-for-acute-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
#16
REVIEW
Zhi-Hao Zhang, Jing-Wen Zhang, Ping He, Yan Zhou, Chang-Yu Sun
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but serious complication in the decompensated stage of cirrhosis, and recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding and refractory ascites can occur in such patients. In decompensated cirrhotic patients, the application of conventional anticoagulant therapy is limited due to severe coagulation disorders, thrombocytopenia, and history of gastrointestinal bleeding.In this study, we sought to investigate the effect of fondaparinux on acute PVT in decompensated cirrhotic patients...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043000/effect-of-entecavir-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-compensated-and-decompensated-cirrhosis
#17
Xiao-Dong Gai, Wei-Feng Wu
Chronic hepatitis B virus (CHB) infection is a burden on global healthcare and is associated with a higher risk of serious sequelae, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The clinical application of entecavir as a treatment for CHB has produced positive outcomes, and so is an attractive form of pharmacological therapy. However, little data exists comparing the safety and efficacy of entecavir for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related compensated, and decompensated cirrhosis, respectively...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026464/evaluation-of-doppler-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-dysfunction-a-prospective-study
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Charlotte Nicolas, Amélie Le Gouge, Louis d'Alteroche, Jean Ayoub, Monica Georgescu, Vincent Vidal, Denis Castaing, Jean-Pierre Cercueil, Patrick Chevallier, Jérôme Roumy, Hervé Trillaud, Louis Boyer, Vincent Le Pennec, Christophe Perret, Bruno Giraudeau, Jean-Marc Perarnau, Stic-Tips Group
AIM: To prospectively evaluate the performance of Doppler-ultrasonography (US) for the detection of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dysfunction within a multicenter cohort of cirrhotic patients. METHODS: This study was conducted in 10 french teaching hospitals. After TIPS insertion, angiography and liver Doppler-US were carried out every six months to detect dysfunction (defined by a portosystemic gradient ≥ 12 mmHg and/or a stent stenosis ≥ 50%)...
September 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994887/hepatic-hydrothorax-about-a-hospital-serie-of-63-cases
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Leila Mouelhi, Oussama Daboussi, Nadia Cheffi, Kaouther El Jery, Yosra Said, Sana Khedher, Mohamed Salem, Radhouane Dabbèche, Fatma Houissa, Taoufik Najjar
BACKGROUND: Hepatic hydrothorax is a less common complication of cirrhosis with an estimated prevalence of 10- 15%. In the vast majority of cases, ascites are also present but significant pleural effusion may develop in patients without ascites. Hepatic hydrothorax is associated with cirrhosis whatever its etiology. The prognosis of hepatic hydrothorax remains unclear and is closely related to available therapeutic options. The aim of our study is to determine the prevalence of hydrothorax in cirrhotic patients, detail its clinical and therapeutic characteristics, and study the evolutive profile of cirrhotic patients with hydrothorax by comparing it to those without hydrothorax...
December 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979154/risks-of-peg-tube-placement-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-associated-ascites
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Yasir Al-Abboodi, Ali Ridha, Matthew Fasullo, Tarek H Naguib
This study examined the safety of placing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube in people with liver cirrhosis. The target population was further subdivided into people with ascites (case group) and people without ascites (control). We compare the morbidity and the mortality difference of PEG placement in cirrhotic patients with ascites vs cirrhotic patients without ascites. We then examined multiple factors including sex, race, chronic illness including hypertension, congestive heart failure, and others and their influence on the inpatient mortality of all cirrhotic patients who had PEG placement...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
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