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Caroline Pinho R Andrade, Mileda L T Portugal, Ellén De Sousa Paz, Paula A Freitas, Ana Filomena C S Daltro, Kaluce G S Almondes, Carla Soraya C Maia, Ariclecio Cunha de Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of liver transplantation in food intake and nutritional status of severe cirrhotic patients. METHODS: The sample consisted of 23 patients who underwent liver transplantation. Three 24-hour dietary recall were applied and anthropometric measurements were collected before and three months after transplantation. The consumption of macronutrients and fat soluble vitamins were also evaluated. The anthropometric data evaluated were body mass index, abdominal circumference, percentage of adequacy of arm circumference, triceps skinfold thickness and arm muscle circumference...
January 16, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Beverley Kok, Erica L W Lester, William M Lee, A James Hanje, R Todd Stravitz, Safwat Girgis, Vaishali Patel, Joshua R Peck, Christopher Esber, Constantine J Karvellas
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor-α antagonists (anti-TNF-α) have been associated with drug-induced liver injury. However, cases of anti-TNF-α-associated acute liver failure have only been rarely reported. AIMS: To identify cases of anti-TNF-α-associated acute liver failure and evaluate patterns of liver injury and common characteristics to the cases. METHODS: The United States Acute Liver Failure Study Group database was searched from 1998 to 2014...
March 21, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Carlo D L Ceresa, David Nasralla, Wayel Jassem
Purpose of Review: This review aims to introduce the concept of normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) and its role in liver transplantation. By discussing results from recent clinical studies and highlighting the potential opportunities provided by this technology, we aim to provide a greater insight into NMP and the role it can play to enhance liver transplantation. Recent Findings: NMP has recently been shown to be both safe and feasible in liver transplantation and has also demonstrated its superiority to traditional cold storage in terms of early biochemical liver function...
2018: Current Transplantation Reports
Andrea Schlegel, Xavier Muller, Philipp Dutkowski
Purpose of Review: In this review, we highlight which livers may benefit from additional treatment before implantation and describe the concept of hypothermic machine liver perfusion. Furthermore, we explain why cold oxygenated perfusion concepts could potentially lead to a breakthrough in this challenging field of transplantation. Accordingly, we summarize recent clinical applications of different hypothermic perfusion approaches. Recent Findings: The impact of end-ischemic, hypothermic liver perfusion in liver transplantation is currently assessed by two multicenter, randomized controlled trials...
2018: Current Transplantation Reports
Christopher J E Watson, Ina Jochmans
Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review was to summarise how machine perfusion could contribute to viability assessment of donor livers. Recent Findings: In both hypothermic and normothermic machine perfusion, perfusate transaminase measurement has allowed pretransplant assessment of hepatocellular damage. Hypothermic perfusion permits transplantation of marginal grafts but as yet has not permitted formal viability assessment. Livers undergoing normothermic perfusion have been investigated using parameters similar to those used to evaluate the liver in vivo...
2018: Current Transplantation Reports
Clifford D Miles, Scott Westphal, AnnMarie Liapakis, Richard Formica
Purpose: The number of simultaneous liver-kidney transplants (SLKT) performed in the USA has been rising. The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network implemented a new policy governing SLKT that specifies eligibility criteria for candidates to receive a kidney with a liver, and creates a kidney waitlist "safety net" for liver recipients with persistent renal failure after transplant. This review explores potential impacts for liver patients and the kidney waitlist. Recent Findings: Factors that have contributed to the rise in SLKT including Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD)-based allocation, regional sharing for high MELD candidates, and the rising incidence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis will continue to increase the number of liver transplant candidates with concurrent renal insufficiency...
2018: Current Transplantation Reports
Peter Kim
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March 7, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Monica Serra, Michela Marongiu, Antonella Contini, Toshio Miki, Erika Cadoni, Ezio Laconi, Fabio Marongiu
Amniotic epithelial cells (AECs) represent a useful and noncontroversial source for liver-based regenerative medicine, as they can differentiate into hepatocytes upon transplantation into the liver. However, the possibility that AECs can differentiate into other liver cell types, such as hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HSECs), has never been assessed. In order to test this hypothesis, rat- and human-derived AECs (rAECs and hAECs, respectively) were subjected to endothelial cell tube formation assay in vitro...
January 2018: Cell Transplantation
Cyd K Eaton, Ana M Gutierrez-Colina, Lauren F Quast, Rochelle Liverman, Jennifer L Lee, Laura L Mee, Bonney Reed-Knight, Grace Cushman, Gloria Chiang, Rene Romero, Chad Mao, Rouba Garro, Ronald L Blount
Objective: To (a) examine levels of medication nonadherence in adolescent and young adult (AYA) solid organ transplant recipients based on AYA- and caregiver proxy-reported nonadherence to different medication types and the medication-level variability index (MLVI) for tacrolimus, and (b) examine associations of adherence barriers and AYA and caregiver emotional distress symptoms with reported nonadherence and the MLVI. Method: The sample included 47 AYAs (M age = 16...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Raimundo Martins Gomes Junior, Lia Cavalcante Cezar, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, José Huygenes Parente Garcia, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the immediate postoperative period of patients undergoing liver transplantation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate preoperative risk factors for AKI after liver transplantation. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with adults submitted to orthotopic liver transplantation at a reference hospital in Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil, from January to December 2016...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Daniel Souza Lima, Abdon José Murad Júnior, Márcio Alencar Barreira, Guilherme Cardoso Fernandes, Gustavo Rego Coelho, José Huygens Parente Garcia
BACKGROUND: The Amazon region is one of the main endemic areas of hepatitis delta in the world and the only one related to the presence of genotype 3 of the delta virus. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the profile, mortality and survival of cirrhotic patients submitted to liver transplantation for chronic hepatitis delta virus and compare with those transplanted by hepatitis B virus monoinfection. METHODS: Retrospective, observational and descriptive study...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
L Gaeta, L Petruzziello, G Stornaiuolo, A Del Prete, M Iadevaia, D Sgambato, M Romano
Long-life immunosuppressive therapy increases the risk of de novo tumors in liver transplant recipients by decreasing the immune surveillance against malignant cells and oncogenic viruses. However, no cases of colon precancerous lesions have been reported in these subjects. Patient n. 1, a 73 yrs old male treated with calcineurin and purine synthesis inhibitors, showed at a per-protocol colono-scopy a 3 cm laterally spreading tumor (LST). Patient n. 2, a 73 yrs old male treated with calcineurin inhibitors, showed at a screening colonoscopy an LST occupying one third of the lumen circumference...
April 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
A Teriaky, M Mosli, N Chandok, B Al-Judaibi, P Marotta, K Qumosani
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of fat-soluble vitamin (A, D, and E) and zinc deficiency in patients with cirrhosis being assessed for liver transplantation and the correlations between vitamin deficiencies, nutritional markers, and severity of liver disease. METHODS: This is a single centre retrospective study. Serum vitamin A, D, E, and zinc levels were collected in adult patients being assessed for liver transplantation between January and July 2012. Patient and liver disease demographics, nutritional markers, Child-Pugh score, and MELD-Na score were collected...
April 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
S S Sidhu, S Agarwal, O Goyal, H Kishore, S Sidhu
A 60 year old male, known case of Hepatitis C related cirrhosis was diagnosed with exophytic Hepatocellular carcinoma (size 2.1 x 2.2 cm), Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer Stage A, on routine surveillance. He refused liver Transplant and underwent laparoscopic segmental resection. Thereafter patient was started on Tablet Sorafenib 400mg twice daily to prevent recurrence of Hepatocellular carcinoma. On 18st post-operative day, patient presented with Hepatic encephalopathy. Routine investigations and MRI Brain were normal; Venous ammonia was high...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
G Mbatshi, E J Macken, H U De Schepper, H Piessevaux, P H Deprez, T G Moreels
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in Billroth II patients is challenging and different endoscopes can be used. We retrospectively analysed 67 ERCP procedures in 38 Billroth II patients focussing on endoscope type and respective technical success and adverse event rate. 33 (49.2 %) ERCPs were performed using a duodenoscope, 87.9 % were successful and 3 were completed with the single-balloon enteroscope. 28 (41.8 %) ERCPs were performed with the single-balloon enteroscope, 82.1 % were successful and 2 were completed with a paediatric colonoscope...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Qinhua Zhou, Xiaoying Hui, Wenjing Ying, Jia Hou, Wenjie Wang, Danru Liu, Ying Wang, Yeheng Yu, Jingyi Wang, Jinqiao Sun, Qian Zhang, Xiaochuan Wang
PURPOSE: Clinical diagnosis and treatment for chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) have advanced greatly in recent years. However, CGD patients in China have unique clinical features and infection spectrums, which are challenging to their caretakers. Here, we summarized the clinical characteristics, genetic features, treatment, and prognosis of CGD in a single center in Shanghai. METHODS: One hundred sixty-nine CGD patients were recruited between January 2004 and May 2017 based on clinical diagnosis...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Amit K Mathur, Jayant Talwalkar
There is growing interest in the quality of health care delivery in liver transplantation. Multiple stakeholders, including patients, transplant providers and their hospitals, payers, and regulatory bodies have an interest in measuring and monitoring quality in the liver transplant process, and understanding differences in quality across centers. This article aims to provide an overview of quality measurement and regulatory issues in liver transplantation performed within the United States. We review how broader definitions of health care quality should be applied to liver transplant care models, outline the status quo including regulatory agencies, public reporting mechanisms, and requirements around quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) activities...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Carsten Schumacher, Hendrik Eismann, Lion Sieg, Lars Friedrich, Dirk Scheinichen, Florian W R Vondran, Kai Johanning
CONTEXT: Liver transplantation is a complex intervention, and early anticipation of personnel and logistic requirements is of great importance. Early identification of high-risk patients could prove useful. We therefore evaluated prognostic values of recipient parameters commonly available in the early preoperative stage regarding postoperative 30- and 90-day outcomes and intraoperative transfusion requirements in liver transplantation. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: All adult patients undergoing first liver transplantation at Hannover Medical School between January 2005 and December 2010 were included in this retrospective study...
January 1, 2018: Progress in Transplantation
Yefei Zhang, Maha R Boktour
INTRODUCTION: The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) instituted the Share 35 policy in June 2013 in order to reduce death on liver transplant waitlist. The effect of this policy on patient survival among patients with gender- and race-mismatched donors has not been examined. RESEARCH QUESTION: To assess the impact of Share 35 policy on posttransplantation patient survival among patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) transplanted with gender- and race-mismatched donors...
January 1, 2018: Progress in Transplantation
Verena C Obmann, Majid Chalian, Bahar Mansoori, Edmund Sanchez, Vikas Gulani
Splenic artery steal syndrome (SASS) is a severe complication affecting up to 10% of orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) patients. In this case report, we present a 35-year-old male with OLT secondary to liver failure due to hemochromatosis, who developed SASS. We describe potential application of different imaging techniques for diagnosis of SASS with focus on the value of time-resolved contrast enhanced 4D magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
March 7, 2018: Clinical Imaging
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