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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142366/nested-stromal-epithelial-tumor-of-liver-with-recurrent-extrahepatic-metastasis-role-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography
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Ishan Garg, Maria J Baladron Zenetti, Ayse T Kendi
Nested stromal-epithelial tumor (NSET) is a very rare nonhepatocytic and nonbiliary primary tumor of the liver. An 8-year-old boy was incidentally detected with hepatic lesions, involving both lobes of the liver for which he later underwent orthotopic liver transplant. The hepatic lesions were confirmed to be NSET following histopathological examination of explant liver specimen. He later developed recurrence with multiple metastatic lesions, including multi-station nodal and right talar bone involvement. We here present the case highlighting the importance of (18)F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the management of this rare tumor, in particular for monitoring disease progression and/or recurrence...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135887/ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-aged-livers-the-energy-metabolism-inflammatory-response-and-autophagy
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Chunyi Kan, Luisa Ungelenk, Amelie Lupp, Olaf Dirsch, Uta Dahmen
Due to the lack of adequate organs, the number of patients with end-stage liver diseases, acute liver failure or hepatic malignancies waiting for liver transplantation is constantly increasing. Accepting aged liver grafts is one of the strategies expanding the donor pool to ease the discrepancy between the growing demand and the limited supply of donor organs. However, recipients of organs from old donors may show an increased post-transplantation morbidity and mortality due to enhanced ischemia reperfusion injury...
November 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133238/mir-146a-targets-c-met-and-abolishes-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis
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Anne-Marie Bleau, Miriam Redrado, Estanislao Nistal-Villan, Maria Villalba, Francisco Exposito, Esther Redin, Arrate L de Aberasturi, Leyre Larzabal, Javier Freire, Javier Gomez-Roman, Alfonso Calvo
A major complication of colorectal cancer (CRC), one of the most frequent and deadly types of cancer, is disease progression via liver metastases. At this stage, very few treatment options are available for patients, and the disease remains incurable. Herein, we used a well-established mouse model of CRC liver metastasis (CLM) to identify new regulators of this process. Using serial transplantation of murine MC38 adenocarcinoma cells, we obtained liver metastatic variants that displayed extremely strong colonization abilities...
November 10, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132522/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Patrick H Sweet, Teresa Khoo, Steven Nguyen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) defines a condition of hepatic steatosis with or without hepatic injury. NAFLD is increasing in prevalence worldwide and presents a public health burden. Most patients are asymptomatic, although some present with fatigue and right upper quadrant pain. NAFLD is discovered incidentally when patients have elevated liver enzymes or fatty liver is seen on imaging modalities. Imaging studies can confirm fatty deposits in the liver, but needle biopsy is needed to determine degree of inflammation...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130698/preoperative-metabolic-status-is-associated-with-different-evolution-of-resting-energy-expenditure-after-liver-transplant-in-adults
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Ana Brito-Costa, Luís Pereira-da-Silva, Ana Luisa Papoila, Marta Alves, Élia Mateus, Fernando Nolasco, Eduardo Barroso
INTRODUCTION: The resting energy expenditure (REE) evolution after liver transplantation is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To assess longitudinally the REE evolution in adults undergoing liver transplantation, in association with other nutritional measurements that characterize the metabolic profile. METHODS: A single-center cohort of consecutive end-stage liver disease patients with indication for liver transplantation was recruited. REE, subjective global assessment (SGA), handgrip strength and body composition measurements were assessed before transplantation (T0) and at median nine (T1) and 36 (T2) days after transplantation...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128058/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Danielle Carter, Douglas T Dieterich, Charissa Chang
The number of transplants caused by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been progressively increasing and this is expected to become the most common indication for liver transplant in the United States. Patients with NASH show many features of the metabolic syndrome and, as a result, are at higher risk for postoperative cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite this, patients with NASH have long-term graft and patient survival rates comparable with other causes of chronic liver disease...
February 2018: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125676/decreasing-mortality-and-disease-severity-in-hepatitis-c-patients-awaiting-liver-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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Allison Kwong, W Ray Kim, Ajitha Mannalithara, Nae-Yun Heo, Prowpanga Udompap, Donghee Kim
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been the leading indication for liver transplantation (LT) in the United States. Since 2013, interferon-free antiviral therapy has led to sustained virologic response in many LT candidates. We compared the waitlist mortality of HCV patients with that of patients with other chronic liver diseases. METHODS: Data for primary LT candidates were obtained from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database...
November 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122900/a-30-year-delayed-presentation-of-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient-diagnostic-challenges-in-a-non-endemic-area
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Aneela Majeed, Vikas Kapoor, Azka Latif, Tirdad Zangeneh
A 70-year-old man with history of heart transplant performed in 1986, presented with altered mental status. CT scan of brain showed ring-enhancing lesions, raising suspicion for metastatic malignancy. Work-up revealed bilateral adrenal masses, biopsy showed granulomatous changes consistent with histoplasmosis. The possibility of histoplasmosis was less likely as the patient had no prior history of symptomatic disease and had lived in the endemic area 30 years prior to presentation. Brain biopsy confirmed central nervous system involvement...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120568/common-bile-duct-stricture-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-case-report
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Ivan Zoričić, Ivo Soldo, Ivan Simović, Marko Sever, Branko Bakula, Martin Grbavac, Marinko Marušić, Anamaria Soldo
Despite progress in laparoscopic surgery and increasing surgical experience, the incidence of bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy fails to fall below 0.3%-0.6% and it is still higher than those recorded in the era of open cholecystectomy. Bile duct injuries belong to the most serious complications of abdominal surgery in general and often end up with liver transplantation as the only hope for cure. We present a case of a 78-year-old jaundiced male patient who sustained common hepatic duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy eight months earlier...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116687/erythropoietic-protoporphyria-in-an-adult-with-sequential-liver-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-case-report
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Annika L Windon, Rashmi Tondon, Nathan Singh, Samir Abu-Gazala, David L Porter, J Eric Russell, Colleen Cook, Elaine Lander, Georgeine Smith, Kim M Olthoff, Abraham Shaked, Maarouf Hoteit, Emma E Furth, Marina Serper
Erythropoieitic protoporphyria (EPP) is a rare inherited disorder of the heme biosynthesis pathway resulting in the accumulation of protoporphyrins in the blood, erythrocytes, and other tissues. Because of a gene mutation in the FECH gene, ferrochelatase, the enzyme involved in the final step of heme synthesis, is deficient in these patients. While the major symptom of this disorder is photosensitivity, rarely, it can cause progressive liver disease requiring liver transplantation (LT). However, LT is not curative and only bone marrow transplantation (BMT) can correct the underlying enzymatic defect...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113028/restoration-of-a-healthy-intestinal-microbiota-normalizes-portal-hypertension-in-a-rat-model-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Teresa García-Lezana, Imma Raurell, Miren Bravo, Manuel Torres-Arauz, María Teresa Salcedo, Alba Santiago, Andreu Schoenenberger, Chaysavanh Manichanh, Joan Genescà, María Martell, Salvador Augustin
Portal hypertension (PH) drives most of the clinical complications in chronic liver diseases. However, its progression in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and its association with the intestinal microbiota (IM) has been scarcely studied. Our aim was to investigate the role of IM in the mechanisms leading to PH in early NASH. The experimental design was divided in two stages: Stage 1: Sprague-Dawley rats were fed for 8 weeks with high-fat diet and high-glucose/fructose syrup (HFGFD) or control diet/water (CD)...
November 7, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112304/the-success-of-hcv-cure-every-rose-has-its-thorn
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Dominique Salmon-Ceron, Mario U Mondelli, Mojca Maticic, Joop E Arends
This review aimed to examine mid-term liver complications and extra-hepatic clinical syndromes in addition to quality of life benefits associated with achieving HCV cure. Also to review the few safety issues that have been associated with the use of oral direct acting antivirals (DAAs) and discuss the potential benefits of the reduction of the burden of HCV infection at the population level. HCV cure is possible with DAAs in more than 95% of the patients treated. The blockage of liver inflammation and halting of fibrosis progression translates in both hepatic and extra-hepatic beneficial improvements and in reduction in the need for liver transplantation secondary to HCV...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108191/-an-interpretation-of-the-aasld-practice-guideline-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-2017
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Y M Nan, N Fu, W C Li, L L Kong, X W Yuan, S Y Zhang, L D Liu, Y Lu, L Y Cui
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) updated and published the Practice Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in July 2017, which provides recommendations for the accurate diagnosis, treatment, and effective prevention of NAFLD. Related metabolic diseases should be considered during the initial evaluation of patients suspected of NAFLD. Noninvasive diagnostic techniques including transient elastography, magnetic resonance elastography, and serum biochemical models should be used to evaluate the development and progression of liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108017/assessing-risk-of-fibrosis-progression-and-liver-related-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-with-both-early-stage-and-advanced-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Monica A Konerman, Dongxia Lu, Yiwei Zhang, Mary Thomson, Ji Zhu, Aashesh Verma, Boang Liu, Nizar Talaat, Ulysses Balis, Peter D R Higgins, Anna S F Lok, Akbar K Waljee
OBJECTIVE: Assessing risk of adverse outcomes among patients with chronic liver disease has been challenging due to non-linear disease progression. We previously developed accurate prediction models for fibrosis progression and clinical outcomes among patients with advanced chronic hepatitis C (CHC). The primary aim of this study was to validate fibrosis progression and clinical outcomes models among a heterogeneous patient cohort. DESIGN: Adults with CHC with ≥3 years follow-up and without hepatic decompensation, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver transplant (LT), HBV or HIV co-infection at presentation were analyzed (N = 1007)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106285/liver-kidney-simultaneous-transplantation-in-adult-patients-with-primary-hyperoxaluria-experience-at-hospital-universitario-12-de-octubre
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Javier Martínez Caballero, Alberto Marcacuzco Quinto, Iago Justo Alonso, Oana Anisa Nutu, Alejandro Manrique Municio, Jorge Calvo Pulido, Félix Cambra Molero, Óscar Caso Maestro, Carlos Jiménez Romero
Primary hyperoxaluria (PH) is a metabolic liver disease with an autosomal recessive inheritance that results in oxalate overproduction that cannot be metabolized by the liver. Urinary excretion of oxalate results in lithiasis and nephrocalcinosis leading to a progressive loss of renal function that often requires renal replacement therapy despite medical treatment. Type 1 PH is the most common form and is due to a deficiency in the alanine-glycolate aminotransferase enzyme found in hepatic peroxisomes. Therefore, a liver-kidney simultaneous transplant (LKST) is the definitive treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101678/liver-bioengineering-using-decellularized-whole-liver-scaffolds
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Iris Pla-Palacín, Pilar Sainz-Arnal, Sara Morini, Manuel Almeida, Pedro M Baptista
Currently, due to the progress made in the field of regenerative medicine, whole-organ bioengineering is becoming a valid alternative to cope with the shortages of organs for transplantation. In this chapter, we describe the main techniques carried out for pig liver bioengineering, which serves as an essential model for future human liver bioengineering. These include porcine whole-liver decellularization, endothelial and mesenchymal stem cell isolation, porcine ES-derived hepatoblasts, and scaffold recellularization using a bioreactor perfusion system...
November 4, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098318/-wilson-s-disease-what-has-been-confirmed-in-diagnostic-and-therapy
#17
REVIEW
E-D Pfister
Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by abnormal copper accumulation. Presenting a broad variety of phenotypes and, thus, being a chameleon within the group of metabolic diseases, the manifold clinical symptoms of WD can include hepatologic, neurologic, and psychiatric manifestations. Early onset presentations in infancy and late-onset manifestations in adults older than 70 years of age have been described. If the typical laboratory blood test values are missing, the diagnosis of WD may be difficult and often involves a combination of different parameters...
November 2, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097976/establishing-concurrent-validity-of-the-role-checklist-version-2-with-the-ocairs-in-measurement-of-participation-a-pilot-study
#18
Patricia J Scott, Danielle Cacich, Morgan Fulk, Karen Michel, Katie Whiffen
Persons experiencing problems with adaptation following disease, disability, or overwhelming life circumstances are often referred by their physicians to occupational therapists. Given time constraints, therapists may skip administration of a client-centered participation focused assessment and instead use an impairment or limitation focused assessment. This approach assumes that skill remediation will naturally lead to return of participation in valued occupational roles because most participation measures take 30 minutes or longer...
2017: Occupational Therapy International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097260/advances-in-the-generation-of-bioengineered-bile-ducts
#19
REVIEW
Alexander W Justin, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Athina E Markaki, Ludovic Vallier, Fotios Sampaziotis
The generation of bioengineered biliary tissue could contribute to the management of some of the most impactful cholangiopathies associated with liver transplantation, such as biliary atresia or ischemic cholangiopathy. Recent advances in tissue engineering and in vitro cholangiocyte culture have made the achievement of this goal possible. Here we provide an overview of these developments and review the progress towards the generation and transplantation of bioengineered bile ducts.
October 30, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095252/association-of-interleukin-28b-polymorphisms-with-platelet-count-and-liver-function-recovery-after-liver-transplant
#20
Yi Li, Tiantian Wei, Lin Yan, Zhiqiang Yang, Qian Huang, Yunying Shi, Lanlan Wang
The present genome-wide association study investigated the relationship of interleukin 28B (IL-28B) genetic variants with HBV susceptibility and prognosis of HBV-infected patients. This study aims to examine the role of IL-28B polymorphisms on transplant etiologies and the liver function recovery in Chinese liver transplant recipients.A total of 231 liver transplant recipients were enrolled in the study. The transplant etiologies included progressive HBV hepatitis, HBV-related liver cirrhosis (LC), HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and non-HBV-related disease...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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