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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634515/transarterial-chemoembolization-using-40-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-drug-eluting-beads-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Giorgio Greco, Tommaso Cascella, Antonio Facciorusso, Roberto Nani, Rodolfo Lanocita, Carlo Morosi, Marta Vaiani, Giuseppina Calareso, Francesca G Greco, Antonio Ragnanese, Marco A Bongini, Alfonso V Marchianò, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Carlo Spreafico
AIM: To assess the safety and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using a new generation of 40 μm drug eluting beads in patients not eligible for curative treatment. METHODS: Drug eluting bead TACE (DEB-TACE) using a new generation of microspheres (embozene tandem, 40 μm) preloaded with 100 mg of doxorubicin was performed on 48 early or intermediate HCC patients with compensated cirrhosis. Response to therapy was assessed with Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) and modified RECIST (mRECIST) guidelines applied to computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629563/positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-liver-transplantation-useful-necessary-or-irrelevant
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REVIEW
Pedro Antonio Cascales-Campos, Pablo Ramírez Romero, Marcel André Schneider, Victor Lopez-Lopez, José Luis Navarro, Laura Frutos, Jose Antonio Pons Miñano, Pascual Parrilla Paricio
Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive tumor entity, with the only curative options being surgical resection or orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The presence of one single tumor nodule of less than 5 centimeters diameter or a maximum of 3 nodules, with the largest of these not exceeding 3 centimeters (Milan criteria) constitute the clinical situation in which the best results for OLT in patients with HCC have been achieved. The survival of patients fulfilling the Milan criteria after transplantation is comparable to patients with similar tumor stages without cirrhosis, undergoing hepatic resection...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624855/ct-arthrography-visualizes-tissue-growth-of-osteochondral-defects-of-the-talus-after-microfracture
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Hong-Geun Jung, Na-Ra Kim, Ji-Young Jeon, Dong-Oh Lee, Jun-Sang Eom, Jong-Soo Lee, Sung-Wook Kim
PURPOSE: Little is known about the arthroscopic or radiographic outcomes after arthroscopic microfracture of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs). The purpose of this study was to investigate tissue growth after arthroscopic microfracture of OLTs using computed tomography arthrography (CTA) and to identify the relationship between CTA findings and clinical outcomes. We hypothesized that the morphology of the repaired tissue would be similar to that of normal anatomy and correlate with the clinical outcomes...
June 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598912/cardiac-output-measurements-based-on-the-pulse-wave-transit-time-and-thoracic-impedance-exhibit-limited-agreement-with-thermodilution-method-during-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Aurora Magliocca, Emanuele Rezoagli, Thomas Anthony Anderson, Sara Maria Burns, Fumito Ichinose, Hovig Vatche Chitilian
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is characterized by significant intraoperative hemodynamic variability. Accurate and real-time cardiac output (CO) monitoring aids clinical decision making during OLT. The purpose of this study is to compare accuracy, precision, and trending ability of CO estimation obtained noninvasively using pulse wave transit time (estimated continuous cardiac output [esCCO; Nihon Kohden, Tokyo, Japan]) or thoracic bioimpedance (ICON; Osypka Medical GmbH, Berlin, Germany) to thermodilution cardiac output (TDCO) measured with a pulmonary artery catheter...
June 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587484/seven-year-follow-up-of-matrix-induced-autologous-implantation-in-talus-articular-defects
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Christopher Kreulen, Eric Giza, Judie Walton, Martin Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) are difficult to treat because of the poor intrinsic healing capability of articular cartilage. Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) has been shown to be a reliable method for treating cartilage lesions that fail to respond to traditional microfracture and debridement. The purpose of this study was to assess 7-year clinical follow-up data of this technique and demonstrate midterm success of this implant. METHODS: A prospective investigation of MACI was performed on 10 patients with OLTs who had failed previous arthroscopic treatment...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579749/comprehensive-review-of-visual-defects-reported-with-topiramate
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REVIEW
Lisa Ford, Jeffrey L Goldberg, Fred Selan, Howard E Greenberg, Yingqi Shi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze clinical patterns of visual field defects (VFDs) reported with topiramate treatment and assess possible mechanism of action (MOA) for antiepileptic drug (AED) associated VFDs. METHODS: A comprehensive topiramate database review included preclinical data, sponsor's clinical trials database, postmarketing spontaneous reports, and medical literature. All treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) suggestive of retinal dysfunction/damage were summarized...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574999/predictors-of-renal-function-recovery-among-patients-undergoing-renal-replacement-therapy-following-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Maria Claudia Cruz Andreoli, Nádia Karina Guimarães de Souza, Adriano Luiz Ammirati, Thais Nemoto Matsui, Fabiana Dias Carneiro, Ana Claudia Mallet de Souza Ramos, Ilson Jorge Iizuca, Maria Paula Vilela Coelho, Rogério Carballo Afonso, Ben-Hur Ferraz-Neto, Marcio Dias de Almeida, Marcelino Durão, Marcelo Costa Batista, Julio Cesar Monte, Virgílio Gonçalves Pereira, Oscar Pavão Dos Santos, Bento Cardoso Dos Santos
Renal dysfunction frequently occurs during the periods preceding and following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), and in many cases, renal replacement therapy (RRT) is required. Information regarding the duration of RRT and the rate of kidney function recovery after OLT is crucial for transplant program management. We evaluated a sample of 155 stable patients undergoing post-intensive care hemodialysis (HD) from a patient population of 908 adults who underwent OLT. We investigated the average time to renal function recovery (duration of RRT required) and determined the risk factors for remaining on dialysis > 90 days after OLT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548995/invasive-fungal-infections-following-liver-transplantation
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Rachel Hogen, Kiran Dhanireddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review outlines the microbiology, presentation, prophylactic strategies, resistance patterns, and consequences of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) recipients. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been an increase in the proportion of non-albicans Candida causing IFIs. The biomarkers galactomannan and β-D-glucan should not be routinely used in the diagnosis of IFIs in OLT recipients due to their limited accuracy...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548586/arthroscopic-treatment-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-with-allograft-cartilage-matrix
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Jamal Ahmad, Mitchell Maltenfort
BACKGROUND: This prospective study evaluated the intermediate-term outcomes of operatively treating primary osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) of 1.5 cm(2) or smaller with arthroscopic excision, microfracture, and allograft cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM). METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 30 consecutive patients received allograft cartilage ECM at their microfractured OLT of 1.5 cm(2) or smaller after failing nonoperative treatment. Preoperative and postoperative function and pain were graded using the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) and a visual analog scale (VAS), respectively...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546313/enlargement-of-ribbons-in-zebrafish-hair-cells-increases-calcium-currents-but-disrupts-afferent-spontaneous-activity-and-timing-of-stimulus-onset
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Lavinia Sheets, Xinyi J He, Jennifer Olt, Mary Schreck, Ronald S Petralia, Ya-Xian Wang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Alisha Beirl, Teresa Nicolson, Walter Marcotti, Josef G Trapani, Katie S Kindt
In sensory hair cells of auditory and vestibular organs, the ribbon synapse is required for the precise encoding of a wide range of complex stimuli. Hair cells have a unique presynaptic structure-the synaptic ribbon-that organizes both synaptic vesicles and calcium channels at the active zone. Previous work has shown that hair-cell ribbon size is correlated with differences in postsynaptic activity. However, additional variability in postsynapse size presents a challenge to determining the specific role of ribbon size in sensory encoding...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534737/integration-of-tmc1-2-into-the-mechanotransduction-complex-in-zebrafish-hair-cells-is-regulated-by-transmembrane-o-methyltransferase-tomt
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Timothy Erickson, Clive P Morgan, Jennifer Olt, Katherine Hardy, Elisabeth Busch-Nentwich, Reo Maeda, Rachel Clemens, Jocelyn F Krey, Alex Nechiporuk, Peter G Barr-Gillespie, Walter Marcotti, Teresa Nicolson
Transmembrane O-methyltransferase (TOMT/LRTOMT) is responsible for non-syndromic deafness DFNB63. However, the specific defects that lead to hearing loss have not been described. Using a zebrafish model of DFNB63, we show that the auditory and vestibular phenotypes are due to a lack of mechanotransduction (MET) in Tomt-deficient hair cells. GFP-tagged Tomt is enriched in the Golgi of hair cells, suggesting that Tomt might regulate the trafficking of other MET components to the hair bundle. We found that Tmc1/2 proteins are specifically excluded from the hair bundle in tomt mutants, whereas other MET complex proteins can still localize to the bundle...
May 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521238/transcriptomic-approach-for-assessment-of-the-impact-on-microalga-and-macrophyte-of-in-situ-exposure-in-river-sites-contaminated-by-chlor-alkali-plant-effluents
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Perrine Dranguet, Claudia Cosio, Séverine Le Faucheur, Rebecca Beauvais-Flück, Aline Freiburghaus, Isabelle A M Worms, Brice Petit, Natacha Civic, Mylène Docquier, Vera I Slaveykova
Water quality degradation is a worldwide problem, but risk evaluation of chronic pollution in-situ is still a challenge. The present study aimed to evaluate the potential of transcriptomic analyses in representative aquatic primary producers to assess the impact of environmental pollution in-situ: the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and the macrophyte Elodea nuttallii were exposed 2 h in the Babeni Reservoir of the Olt River impacted by chlor-alkali plant effluent release resulting in increased concentrations of Hg and NaCl in receiving water...
May 11, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520574/orthotopic-liver-transplantation-changes-the-course-of-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-a-case-series-from-a-transplant-center
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Chaitanya Allamneni, Basem Alkurdi, Rehan Naseemuddin, Brendan M McGuire, Mohamed G Shoreibah, Devin E Eckhoff, Shajan Peter
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is an important cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia in patients with cirrhosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) on GAVE and associated anemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a chart review and identified all cirrhotic patients with GAVE who underwent OLT at the University Of Alabama at Birmingham between 2005 and 2013. Population's demographics, etiology of cirrhosis, comorbidities, presentation and treatment modalities of GAVE, endoscopic and histopathologic reports, hemoglobin values before and after transplant, and immunosuppressive regimens were collected...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515845/diagnosis-of-morbid-obesity-may-not-impact-healthcare-utilization-for-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-matched-study
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Joshua R Peck, Nicholas Latchana, Anthony Michaels, Adam J Hanje, Alice Hinton, Elmahdi A Elkhammas, Sylvester M Black, Khalid Mumtaz
AIM: To study mortality, length of stay, and total charges in morbidly obese adults during index hospitalization for orthotopic liver transplantation. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was queried to obtain demographics, healthcare utilization, post orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) complications, and short term outcomes of OLT performed from 2003 to 2011 (n = 46509). We divided patients into those with [body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40] and without (BMI < 40) morbid obesity...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508004/tacrolimus-associated-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-adult-patient-after-orthotopic-liver-transplant
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Jennifer McLeod, Stephanie Wu, Luanda Grazette, Anna Sarcon
This report presents a case of tacrolimus cardiotoxicity in an adult patient who received tacrolimus immunosuppression for orthotopic liver transplant (OLT). Tacrolimus-associated cardiotoxicity has been described in the literature, however this is the first case to document the development of a dilated cardiomyopathy in a patient shortly after initiating tacrolimus therapy post transplant. With the growing use of tacrolimus in transplant medicine, this case report expands the literature of tacrolimus cardiotoxicity and can aid clinicians in the evaluation and management of patients exposed to this form of immunosuppression...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506905/eight-millimeter-covered-tips-does-not-compromise-shunt-function-but-reduces-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-preventing-variceal-rebleeding
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Qiuhe Wang, Yong Lv, Ming Bai, Zhengyu Wang, Haibo Liu, Chuangye He, Jing Niu, Wengang Guo, Bohan Luo, Zhanxin Yin, Wei Bai, Hui Chen, Enxin Wang, Dongdong Xia, Xiaomei Li, Jie Yuan, Na Han, Hongwei Cai, Tao Li, Huahong Xie, Jielai Xia, Jianhong Wang, Hongbo Zhang, Kaichun Wu, Daiming Fan, Guohong Han
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Currently, there are no recommendations in guidelines concerning the preferred diameter of stents for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) owing to the lack of adequate evidence. We therefore evaluated that compared with 10-mm stents, whether 8-mm stents would achieve similar shunt function with less hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and better liver function. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients were randomly assigned to receive TIPS with an 8-mm or 10-mm covered stent to prevent variceal rebleeding...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486870/long-term-cardiac-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-disease-following-liver-transplantation-a-case-matching-study
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Ramona Nicolau-Raducu, Thomas Marshall, Hamang Patel, Kelly Ural, Joseph Koveleskie, Susan Smith, Donald Ganier, Bryan Evans, Brian Fish, William Daly, Ari J Cohen, George Loss, Amjad Bokhari, Bobby Nossaman
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective study examined the role of aortic valve (AV) disease in patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) to determine the incidence of postoperative cardiac morbidity and mortality when compared with a matched control group without AV disease. METHODS: Patients were included in the AV group if diagnosed with aortic stenosis (AS) or aortic regurgitation or had received AV replacement prior to OLT. The AV group (n = 53) was matched to a control group (n = 212) with the following preoperative variables: type of organ transplanted, age, gender, race, body mass index, MELD, redo-transplantation, preoperative renal replacement therapy, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, viral hepatitis, diabetes, and coronary artery disease...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484731/bile-cast-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management-a-case-series
#18
Fahad F Mir, Sreenivasa S Jonnalagadda
Background and study aims Bile cast syndrome (BCS) is a complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). It occurs in 4 % to 18 % of OLT recipients and can present as cholangitis and graft damage or loss. Twenty-two percent of patients with BCS require repeat OLT. The diagnosis and management of BCS can be challenging. Our aim is to share our experience with BCS and to briefly review the diagnosis and management of the condition.
May 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483394/postischemic-fish-oil-treatment-confers-task-dependent-memory-recovery
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Janaína Nicolau de Oliveira, Luane Oliveira Reis, Emilene Dias Fiuza Ferreira, Jacqueline Godinho, Cristiano Correia Bacarin, Ligia Mendes Soares, Rúbia Maria Weffort de Oliveira, Humberto Milani
A series of our previous studies demonstrated that fish oil (FO), equivalent to 300mg/kg docosahexahenoic acid (DHA), facilitates memory recovery after transient, global cerebral ischemia (TGCI) in the aversive radial maze (AvRM). The present study sought to address two main issues: (i) whether the memory-protective effect of FO that has been observed in the AvRM can be replicated in the passive avoidance test (PAT) and object location test (OLT) and (ii) whether FO at doses that are lower than those used previously can also prevent TGCI-induced memory loss...
May 5, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469688/significance-of-abnormal-myocardial-perfusion-scans-in-candidates-for-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Atefe Esmaili, Saeed Farzanefar, Alireza Emami-Ardakani, Mehrshad Abbasi
Background: The implications of cardiac risk stratification before orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are not well established. We studied the usefulness of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in this scenario. Methods: MPI data of 24 patients (9 females), candidates of OLT, were collected. They underwent MPI as part of their preoperative risk assessment. MPIs were interpreted by 2 nuclear physicians, who had access to clinical data, scan, and semi-quantification results (i.e., quantitative perfusion single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) [QPS] and quantitative gated SPECT [QGS])...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
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