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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912916/acute-liver-failure-in-a-patient-travelling-from-asia-the-other-face-of-the-coin-of-infectious-disease
#1
Balen Abdulrahman, Mohamed H Ahmed, John Ramage
We present a case of a 63-year-old male who had travelled from South India to United Kingdom (UK) visiting relatives. He had developed episodes of diarrhea, vomiting and fevers while travelling and on assessment in hospital, mild abdominal distension was noted with rapid deterioration to hypovolemic shock. Initial blood test showed a low platelet count with deranged liver function tests (LFTs). It was noted that during admission to intensive care unit (ICU), blood continued to ooze from a previous surgical laparoscopy wound, central and arterial line access sites...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910461/exertional-heat-illness-resulting-in-acute-liver-failure-and-liver-transplantation
#2
Benjamin Boni, Christopher Amann Amann
Heat illness remains a large medical burden for militaries around the world. Mitigating the incidence as well as the complications of heat illness must remain on the forefront of operational planning when operating in hot environments. We report the case of a 27-year-old male U.S. Marine who sustained a heat-related illness resulting in fulminant liver failure and permanent disability. The patient was transferred from the field to a civilian hospital. On hospital day 5, liver failure was identified. The patient was transferred to a transplant center, where he successfully received a liver transplant...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883387/significance-of-proper-graft-selection-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipients-with-preoperative-deteriorated-condition
#3
Taku Iida, Koji Masuda, Takehisa Matsuyama, Shumpei Harada, Tsukasa Nakamura, Katsuhiro Koshino, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Shuji Nobori, Hidetaka Ushogome, Takashi Ito, Seisuke Sakamoto, Kenji Uryuhara, Hideaki Okajima, Satoshi Kaihara, Shinji Uemoto, Norio Yoshimura
BACKGROUND The outcome of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is poor for recipients with severely deteriorated preoperative condition. This study therefore evaluated the proper graft selection according to the recipients' preoperative condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated the clinical outcomes in 66 patients who underwent adult LDLT from October 2003 to June 2016 in our institution, excluding fulminant liver failure and ABO-incompatible cases. Preoperative risk factors included MELD score >20, preoperative hospitalization for over 2 weeks or intensive care unit admission and bacterial infection within 1 month before LDLT...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870776/consensus-report-by-palisi-and-pbmtc-joint-working-committees-supportive-care-guidelines-for-management-of-vod-in-children-and-adolescents-part-3-focus-on-cardio-respiratory-dysfunction-infections-liver-dysfunction-and-delirium
#4
Nadia Ovchinsky, Warren Frazier, Jeffery J Auletta, Christopher C Dvorak, Monica Ardura, Enkyung Song, Jennifer McArthur, Asumthia Jeyapalan, Robert Tamburro, Kris M Mahadeo, Chani Traube, Christine N Duncan, Rajinder P S Bajwa
Some patients with veno-occlusive disease (VOD) have multi-organ dysfunction (MOD) and multiple teams are involved in their daily care in the pediatric intensive care units (PICU). Cardio-respiratory dysfunction is critical in these patients as it needs immediate action. Whether to use non-invasive or invasive ventilation strategy may be a difficult decision in the setting of mucositis or other comorbidities in patients with VOD. Similarly monitoring of their organ functions could be very challenging; they may have fulminant hepatic failure with or without hepatic encephalopathy complicated by delirium and/or infections...
September 1, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858213/recreational-exposure-during-algal-bloom-in-carrasco-beach-uruguay-a-liver-failure-case-report
#5
Flavia Vidal, Daniela Sedan, Daniel D'Agostino, María Lorena Cavalieri, Eduardo Mullen, María Macarena Parot Varela, Cintia Flores, Josep Caixach, Dario Andrinolo
In January 2015, a 20-month-old child and her family took part in recreational activities at Carrasco and Malvín beaches (Montevideo, Uruguay). An intense harmful algae bloom (HAB) was developing along the coast at that time. A few hours after the last recreational exposure episode, the family suffered gastrointestinal symptoms which were self-limited except in the child's case, who was admitted to hospital in Uruguay with diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, and jaundice. The patient had increased serum levels of liver enzymes and bilirubin and five days later presented acute liver failure...
August 31, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835860/herpes-simplex-virus-hepatitis-a-presentation-of-multi-institutional-cases-to-promote-early-diagnosis-and-management-of-the-disease
#6
Ashwinee Natu, Guiseppe Iuppa, Clifford D Packer
OBJECTIVE: To compare three cases of Herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis to increase early diagnosis of the disease. Case  1. A 23-year-old man with Crohn's disease and oral HSV. HSV hepatitis was diagnosed clinically and he improved with acyclovir. Case  2. An 18-year-old G1P0 woman with transaminitis. Despite early empiric acyclovir therapy, she died due to fulminant liver failure. Case  3. A 65-year-old woman who developed transaminitis after liver transplant. Diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy and she had resolution of acute liver failure with acyclovir...
2017: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813731/a-case-of-fulminant-hepatic-failure-secondary-to-congestive-heart-failure-without-evidence-of-acute-cardiac-decompensation
#7
Kalyan Wagle, Oluwaseun A Akinseye, Prakash Shrestha, Madhuri Chandnani, Raiko Munankarmi, Vivian Ripin, Jimmy Yee
There are so far only a few reported cases of acute fulminant hepatic failure resulting from acute cardiomyopathy. This is a rare occurrence, especially in patients that do not exhibit any signs and symptoms of acute cardiac decompensation. We report a case of fulminant liver failure with nondiagnostic work up for the common causes of liver failure. This patient had concurrent history of congestive heart failure, but did not have acute decompensation. Right upper quadrant sonogram revealed hepatomegaly of 15 cm, trace amount of perihepatic ascites, pericholecystic fluid, and also thickened edematous gallbladder wall with no stones, no common bile duct stones, and no portal vein thrombosis...
April 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798927/is-dengue-emerging-as-important-cause-of-acute-liver-failure-in-endemic-regions
#8
Lavleen Singh, Amitabh Singh, Mitali Agarwal, Sataroopa Mishra
Dengue virus infection continues to be major public health problem in large part of world. The epidemiology of dengue viral infection is becoming increasingly complex and has substantially changed over almost past six decades not only in terms of prevalent strains and geographical locations but also in terms of disease severity and atypical presentations. Though liver is the most common organ affected but is generally asymptomatic. We present a case of infant with severe dengue who died of fulminant hepatic failure and showed pan lobular necrosis on post mortem liver biopsy...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781827/deferasirox-associated-with-liver-failure-and-death-in-a-sickle-cell-anemia-patient-homozygous-for-the-1774delg-polymorphism-in-the-abcc2-gene
#9
Caroline C B Braga, Bruno Deltreggia Benites, Dulcineia M de Albuquerque, Marisa C Alvarez, Tiago Seva-Pereira, Bruno K L Duarte, Fernando F Costa, Simone C O Gilli, Sara T O Saad
This manuscript describes the case of a patient with sickle cell anemia who died of fulminant hepatitis after therapy with the iron chelator Deferasirox. The patient was homozygous for the -1774delG polymorphism in the Abcc2 gene, which raises the concern about the use of hepatotoxic drugs in this specific context.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758404/lycopene-prevents-mitochondrial-dysfunction-during-d-galactosamine-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fulminant-hepatic-failure-in-albino-rats
#10
Sheik Abdulazeez Sheriff, Shaikhussain Shaik Ibrahim, Thiruvengadam Devaki, Sandipan Chakraborty, Subhash Agarwal, Horacio Pérez-Sánchez
Functional perturbation of mitochondria is associated with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). d-Galactosamine/lipopolysaccharide (d-GalN/LPS)-induced FHF is a renowned model to evaluate the efficacy of hepatoprotective agents. Lycopene is an antioxidant and phytonutrient from the carotenoid family. The health benefits of lycopene are prominent against cancer and cardiovascular, lung, liver, and skin problems. Recent studies have demonstrated the hepatoprotective, antidyslipidemic, and antioxidant roles of lycopene...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752362/necrostatin-1-protects-against-d-galactosamine-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-hepatic-injury-by-preventing-tlr4-and-rage-signaling
#11
Seok-Joo Kim, Sun-Mee Lee
Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is a life-threatening clinical syndrome results in massive inflammation and hepatocyte death. Necroptosis is a regulated form of necrotic cell death that is emerging as a crucial control point for inflammatory diseases. The kinases receptor interacting protein (RIP) 1 and RIP3 are known as key modulators of necroptosis. In this study, we investigated the impact of necroptosis in the pathogenesis of FHF and molecular mechanisms, particularly its linkage to damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP)-mediated pattern recognition receptor (PRR) signaling pathways...
July 27, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717089/an-autopsy-case-of-fulminant-hepatitis-in-a-patient-with-multiple-sclerosis-treated-by-interferon-beta-1a
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Yuichi Yamazaki, Aya Suzuki, Kimitoshi Hirayanagi, Yusuke Tsukagoshi, Ryota Uehara, Kazuhiko Horiguchi, Tatsuya Ohyama, Takuya Tomaru, Norio Horiguchi, Sumihito Nobusawa, Hayato Ikota, Ken Sato, Satoru Kakizaki, Motoyasu Kusano, Yoshio Ikeda, Hideaki Yokoo, Masanobu Yamada
A 44-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis (MS) receiving interferon (IFN)-beta-1a treatment was admitted to a local hospital for severe icterus and liver injury. She was transferred to our university hospital because fulminant hepatitis (FH) was suspected. She was diagnosed with acute-type FH based on hepatic coma, severe liver injury and liver failure, and she received plasma exchange and continuous hemodiafiltration therapy. On hospital day 6, she died from liver failure despite intensive care. An autopsy revealed histological findings consistent with FH...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694671/substantial-hepatic-necrosis-is-prognostic-in-fulminant-liver-failure
#13
Paul Ndekwe, Marwan S Ghabril, Yong Zang, Steven A Mann, Oscar W Cummings, Jingmei Lin
AIM: To evaluate if any association existed between the extent of hepatic necrosis in initial liver biopsies and patient survival. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with fulminant liver failure, whose liver biopsy exhibited substantial necrosis, were identified and included in the study. The histological and clinical data was then analyzed in order to assess the relationship between the extent of necrosis and patient survival, with and without liver transplantation...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680622/a-case-of-reversible-drug-induced-liver-failure
#14
Mohammad Ansari, Sabrina Arshed, Mohammed Islam, Shuvendu Sen, Abdalla Yousif
Acute fulminant liver failure and acute renal failure are devastating complications caused by many drugs. The use of N-acetylcysteine has been well established in acetaminophen toxicity, but it remains controversial in other cases. Dialysis is a very effective method of removing certain drugs from the system. With the invention of new street drugs such as "synthetic marijuana," it may be beneficial in patients whom the substances ingested are unknown. We report a case of a 42-year-old male who developed acute fulminant hepatic failure and acute renal failure, who was cured with dialysis, N-acetylcysteine, and other supportive measures...
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668876/hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-a-patient-receiving-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-a-case-report
#15
Mylene Remo, Ivy Abraham, Vineel Kankanala, Wadih Chacra, Oana C Danciu
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation is a known complication of immunosuppressive therapy. While patients who are undergoing treatment with anti-CD20 agents or stem cell transplantation are commonly screened for chronic HBV infection prior to treatment, there are no consensus guidelines regarding HBV screening for patients undergoing chemotherapy for solid tumors. We present a rare case of fulminant liver failure due to HBV reactivation in a patient receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Our case highlights the importance of developing definitive guidelines regarding HBV screening in patients receiving chemotherapy for solid tumors and raises the question of the need for universal screening...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659683/successful-transplant-of-two-kidneys-harvested-from-a-young-brain-dead-liver-transplant-recipient
#16
Anil Kumar Singh Rana, Nitin Agarwal, Sushant Dutta, Manoj Kumar Dokania
Efforts to increase the dismal deceased renal transplantation (DRT): live renal transplantation (LRT) ratio in our country have gathered momentum recently, with governmental and non-governmental projects focussing on building public awareness and capacity-building, and appropriate legislation. Worldwide, efforts at increasing the number of organs from the deceased pool have focussed on the use of 'expanded criteria donors', including deceased cardiac donors (DCD). 'Reuse' transplant, where an organ is transplanted after removal from the first recipient, is a rare strategy, used more commonly in liver than in kidney transplantation...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621023/pediatric-liver-transplantation-for-fulminant-hepatic-failure-secondary-to-intentional-iron-overdose
#17
Joanne Lai, Jaime Chu, Ronen Arnon
Acute iron poisoning may lead to life-threatening hepatotoxicity. We present the cases of two pediatric patients with hepatotoxicity following intentional iron ingestion that progressed rapidly to fulminant hepatic failure despite treatment with deferoxamine. Liver transplantation was lifesaving in both patients. These cases emphasize the need for a high index of suspicion for iron ingestion, close monitoring for liver toxicity, and timely consideration for liver transplantation.
September 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602070/a-prognostic-evaluation-and-management-of-alcoholic-hepatitis
#18
Ramesh Rana, Sheng-Lan Wang, Jing Li, Lu Xia, Mei-Yi Song, Chang-Qing Yang
Alcoholic hepatitis is an acute and severe form of alcoholic liver disease associated with high morbidity and mortality of 30-50% worldwide, severity ranging from asymptomatic derangement of liver biochemistries to fulminant liver failure or death. Rapidly progressing jaundice and coagulopathy in prolonged excessive alcohol abusers with or without fever, malnutrition, and tender liver are the clinical hallmarks. The prognostic models (MELD, MDF, ABIC, GAHS, Lille's score) not only predict the short term mortality, but also guide the clinicians to choose appropriate specific therapy (corticosteroid or pentoxifylline) and as a stopping rule if there is no significant benefits of it...
June 9, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594770/placental-abruption-with-delayed-fetal-compromise-in-maternal-acetaminophen-toxicity
#19
Juliana Taney, Hannah Anastasio, Amanda Paternostro, Vincenzo Berghella, Amanda Roman
BACKGROUND: After maternal acetaminophen overdose, fetal fulminant liver failure, stillbirth, neonatal death, or preterm delivery may occur. CASE: A 27-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 1, presented at 28 weeks of gestation after unintentional acetaminophen overdose. Four days after ingestion, her laboratory values worsened, including serum aspartate aminotransferase of 5,460 units/L, alanine aminotransferase of 4,936 units/L, and international normalized ratio of 2...
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588179/childhood-wilson-disease-bangladesh-perspective
#20
M Rukunuzzaman, A B Karim, M Nurullah, F Sultana, M W Mazumder, M A Rahman, S B Billah, F Begum, M Oliullah
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting copper metabolism causing copper induced damage to various organs. In children liver is commonly involved. Central nervous system, eyes, RBC, kidneys, brain and bones may also be affected. Aim of the study is to evaluate clinical & laboratory profile of Wilson's disease in children. This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted at the department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2011 to December, 2013...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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