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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512755/evaluation-of-safety-of-concomitant-splenectomy-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#1
Amr Badawy, Yuhei Hamaguchi, Satoru Seo, Tochimi Kaido, Hideaki Okajima, Shinji Uemoto
In Asian countries, concomitant splenectomy in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is indicated to modulate the portal vein pressure in the small sized graft to protect against small for size syndrome. While concomitant splenectomy in deceased donor liver transplantation is almost contraindicated based on western reports of increased mortality and morbidity rate due to septic complications, there are few studies about that in LDLT. So, we retrospectively investigated the clinical outcome of adult LDLT at Kyoto University Hospital from July 2010 to July 2016...
May 17, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497648/intrahepatic-cholangiojejunostomy-for-complex-biliary-stenosis-after-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#2
Fernando A Alvarez, Rodrigo Sanchez Claria, Juan Glinka, Martin de Santibañes, Juan Pekolj, Eduardo de Santibañes, Miguel A Ciardullo
The treatment of biliary stenosis after pediatric LDLT is challenging. We describe an innovative technique of peripheral IHCJ for the treatment of patients with complex biliary stenosis after pediatric LDLT in whom percutaneous treatment failed. During surgery, the percutaneous biliary drainage is removed and a flexible metal stylet is introduced trough the tract. Subsequently, the most superficial aspect of the biliary tree is recognized by palpation of the stylet's round tip in the liver surface. The liver parenchyma is then transected until the bile duct is reached...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481004/tips-and-pitfalls-in-direct-ligation-of-large-spontaneous-splenorenal-shunt-during-liver-transplantation
#3
Hyeyoung Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon, Kwang-Woong Lee, Nam-Joon Yi, Hae Won Lee, YoungRok Choi, Dongkyu Oh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Suk Kyun Hong, Sung Woo Ahn, Kyung-Suk Suh
Patients with large spontaneous splenorenal shunt (SRS) prove challenging during liver transplantation (LT), irrespective of organizing portal vein (PV) thrombosis. Here, we detail the clinical outcomes of 26 patients who underwent direct ligation of large SRS during LT. Direct ligation of large SRS was applied in poor portal flow during LT. We performed temporary test clamping of the SRS before direct ligation and applied PV pressure monitoring in patients who showed signs of portal hypertension, such as bowel edema...
May 8, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473688/long-term-outcome-of-liver-resection-versus-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-region-where-living-donation-is-a-main-source
#4
Pil Soo Sung, Hyun Yang, Gun Hyung Na, Seawon Hwang, Donghoon Kang, Jeong Won Jang, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Dong Goo Kim, Seung Kew Yoon, Young Kyoung You
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to define the best curative strategy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a hepatitis B virus (HBV)-endemic region where living donation dominates the type of cadaveric donation for liver transplantation (LT). MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort comprised those patients whose clinical course could potentially be traced for at least 10 years. We found 262 HCC patients who had undergone curative surgical treatment from March 1997 to August 2006. Among these patients, 156 were treated with liver resection (LR) (R group) and 106 patients underwent LT (T group, 100 patients with living donor)...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457362/pre-emptive-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-cytomegalovirus-after-kidney-transplantation
#5
R Pretagostini, L Poli, Q Lai, G Russo, F Nudo, M Garofalo, F Melandro, A Gaeta, C Nazzari, C Fazio, E Di Simone, V Vullo, P B Berloco
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) represents the leading cause of viral infection in kidney transplantation patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pre-emptive anti-CMV therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis based on data from 227 consecutive patients transplanted from 2010 to 2015, of whom 38 (16.6%) were from a living donor, considering: incidence of rejection, CMV organ localization, and graft and patient survival...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433231/liver-transplantation-for-acute-liver-failure
#6
Amelia J Hessheimer, Lucas Nacif, Eduardo Flores Villalba, Constantino Fondevila
Before liver transplantation became widely applicable as a treatment option, the mortality rate for acute liver failure was as high as 85%. Today, acute liver failure is a relatively common transplant indication in some settings, but the results of liver transplantation in this context appear to be worse than those for chronic forms of liver disease. In this review, we discuss the indications and contraindications for urgent liver transplantation. In particular, we consider the roles of auxiliary, ABO-incompatible, and urgent living donor liver transplantation and address the management of a «status 1» patient with total hepatectomy and portocaval shunt for toxic liver syndrome...
April 19, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431203/donor-safety-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-the-korean-organ-transplantation-registry-kotry-study
#7
Jae Geun Lee, Kwang-Woong Lee, Choon Hyuck David Kwon, Chong Woo Chu, Bong-Wan Kim, Dong Lak Choi, Young Kyoung You, Dong-Sik Kim, Yang Won Nah, Koo Jeong Kang, In Soek Choi, Hee Chul Yu, Geun Hong, Ho-Seong Han, Shin Hwang, Myoung Soo Kim
Major concerns about donor safety cause controversy and limit the use of living donor liver transplantation to overcome organ shortages. The Korean Organ Transplantation Registry established a nationwide organ transplantation registration system in 2014. We reviewed the prospectively collected data of all 832 live liver donors who underwent procedures between April 2014 and December 2015. We allocated the donors to a left lobe group (n=59) and a right lobe group (n=773) and analyzed the relations between graft types and remaining liver volumes and complications (graded using the Clavien five-tier grading system)...
April 21, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427741/management-of-biliary-anastomotic-strictures-after-liver-transplantation
#8
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Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Tarik Eminler, Erkan Parlak, Ahmet Gurakar
Biliary strictures constitute 40% to 60% of the biliary complications after liver transplantation. They are more common after living donor related liver transplantation (LDLT) than orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Balloon dilation followed by multiple plastic stent insertion leads to a mean resolution rate of 84% in the treatment of ASs after OLT. Endoscopic treatment of ASs after LDLT is more difficult because of the small size of the ASs, their multiple number and peripheral location. Balloon dilation followed by multiple plastic stent insertion had a mean resolution rate of 53%...
March 30, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422392/hepatic-artery-reconstruction-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-using-surgical-loupes-achieving-low-rate-of-hepatic-arterial-thrombosis-in-consecutive-741-recipients-tips-and-tricks-to-overcome-the-poor-hepatic-arterial-flow
#9
Ping-Chun Li, Ashok Thorat, Long-Bin Jeng, Horng-Ren Yang, Ming-Li Li, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Te-Hung Chen, Shih-Chao Hsu, Kin-Shing Poon
BACKGROUND: The reconstruction of hepatic artery (HA) is most complex step in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) due to smaller diameter of the artery and increased risk of HA related complications. Due to smaller diameter of the HA, many centres use microsurgical technique with interrupted sutures for arterial anastomosis. Aim of our study was to retrospectively investigate the outcomes after HA reconstruction performed under magnifying loupes using "parachute technique". MATERIALS AND METHODS: From August 2002 to 31(st) August 2016, LDLT was performed in 766 recipients...
April 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415168/an-update-on-endoscopic-management-of-post-liver-transplant-biliary-complications
#10
Hyun Woo Lee, Najmul Hassan Shah, Sung Koo Lee
Biliary complications are the most common post-liver transplant (LT) complications with an incidence of 15%-45%. Furthermore, such complications are reported more frequently in patients who undergo a living-donor LT (LDLT) compared to a deceased-donor LT (DDLT). Most post-LT biliary complications involve biliary strictures, bile leakage, and biliary stones, although many rarer events, such as hemobilia and foreign bodies, contribute to a long list of related conditions. Endoscopic treatment of post-LT biliary complications has evolved rapidly, with new and effective tools improving both outcomes and success rates; in fact, the latter now consistently reach up to 80%...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413066/temporary-portal-vein-embolization-is%C3%A2-as%C3%A2-efficient-as-permanent-portal-vein%C3%A2-embolization-in-mice
#11
Andrea Wirsching, Emmanuel Melloul, Ksenia Lezhnina, Anton A Buzdin, Omolara O Ogunshola, Pieter Borger, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Mickaël Lesurtel
BACKGROUND: Temporary portal vein embolization may be a safe alternative to permanent portal vein embolization. Such a new approach could be applied in living-related liver transplantation to increase graft volume before procurement. The impact of temporary portal vein embolization on occluded liver after recanalization, however, has never been assessed. Using a mouse model of temporary portal vein embolization, we investigated (1) the efficiency of temporary portal vein embolization in inducing nonoccluded liver hypertrophy and (2) the regeneration potential and functional recovery of embolized liver after recanalization...
April 13, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411347/pure-3d-laparoscopic-living-donor-right-hemihepatectomy-in-a-donor-with-separate-right-posterior-and-right-anterior-hepatic-ducts-and-portal-veins
#12
Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung-Suk Suh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon, Sung-Woo Ahn, Dongkyu Oh, Hyeyoung Kim, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee
BACKGROUND: Despite increases in the performance of pure laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy, variations in the bile duct or portal vein have been regarded as relative contraindications to this technique [1-3]. This report describes a donor with separate right posterior and right anterior hepatic ducts and portal veins who underwent pure laparoscopic living donor right hemihepatectomy, integrated with 3D laparoscopy and indocyanine green (ICG) near-infrared fluorescence cholangiography [1, 4, 5]...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405602/cognitive-evaluation-in-liver-transplant-patients-under-calcineurin-inhibitor-maintenance-therapy
#13
Nils Heits, Dalibor Keserovic, Niclas Mund, Nicola Ehmke, Alexander Bernsmeier, Alexander Hendricks, Rainer Gunther, Karsten Witt, Thomas Becker, Felix Braun
BACKGROUND: Neurological disorders due to calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) treatment pose a well-known problem after liver transplantation (LTx). In this study, the impact of CNIs on cognitive functioning during maintenance therapy was analyzed. A possible improvement of cognitive functioning, compliance and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after conversion to a once-daily tacrolimus formulation was prospectively assessed. METHODS: In a cross-section analysis cognitive functioning of living donors (LD), waiting list patients and LTx patients was tested using a 4 times trail making test (4-TTMT)...
April 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403531/short-term-effects-of-extracorporeal-graft-rinse-versus-circulatory-graft-rinse-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Amr M Yassen, Waleed R Elsarraf, Mohamed A Elmorshedi, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Tarek Salah, Ahmed M Sultan, Ahmed N Elghawalby, Mohamed M Elshobari, Mohamed Elsadany, Khaled Zalata, Usama Shiha
BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation has shorter cold ischemia time, less preservative volume and lower metabolic load compared to transplantation from deceased donors. We investigated the impact of rinsing the graft contents into the systemic circulation on operative course and post-operative outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Donors had right hepatectomy and grafts were preserved with cold Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate solution. On ending portal vein anastomosis, grafts were flushed by patient's portal blood; either through incompletely anastomosed hepatic vein (Extracorporeal Rinse group, EcRg, n=40) or into systemic circulation (Circulatory Rinse group, CRg, n=40)...
April 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381305/fair-is-fair-we-must-re-allocate-livers-for-transplant
#15
Brendan Parent, Arthur L Caplan
The 11 original regions for organ allocation in the United States were determined by proximity between hospitals that provided deceased donors and transplant programs. As liver transplants became more successful and demand rose, livers became a scarce resource. A national system has been implemented to prioritize liver allocation according to disease severity, but the system still operates within the original procurement regions, some of which have significantly more deceased donor livers. Although each region prioritizes its sickest patients to be liver transplant recipients, the sickest in less liver-scarce regions get transplants much sooner and are at far lower risk of death than the sickest in more liver-scarce regions...
April 5, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340842/surgical-treatment-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-with-the-use-of-cadaveric-venous-patch-after-donor-hepatectomy-a-case-report
#16
F Ozdemir, V Ersan, A Baskiran, V Ince, S Karakaş, A S Kahraman, S Yilmaz
Live donors should be the priority of transplant professionals to prevent surgery-related morbidity and mortality during living-donor liver transplantation. Portal vein thrombosis after donor hepatectomy is an important complication which can be prevented by careful preoperative as well as perioperative evaluation. If portal vein thrombus occurs after donor hepatectomy, anticoagulation and surgical thrombectomy and even portal vein reconstruction should be kept in mind. Cadaveric venous patches can be used for the reconstruction of narrowed and angulated portal veins...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340800/long-term-results-of-living-donors-in-simultaneous-kidney-and-liver-transplantations
#17
T Unek, T Egeli, M Özbilgin, A Çelik, K Atilla, C Ağalar, N Ç Arslan, S Karademir, S Bora, H Gülay, Z S Derici, I Astarcıoğlu
INTRODUCTION: Because of the shortage of organs available for transplantation, living related sequential transplantation with the use of liver and a kidney from the same donor has emerged as a reasonable therapeutic alternative. However, there is insufficient literature about the complications that living donors experience after simultaneous kidney and liver transplantations. METHODS: From December 2001 to October 2009, 5 living donors provided simultaneous donation of livers and kidneys and 1 living donor donated first her kidney and then her liver...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295952/long-term-outcomes-of-living-related-small-intestinal-transplantation-in-children-a-single-center-experience
#18
Sandra Garcia Aroz, Ivo Tzvetanov, Elizabeth Anne Hetterman, Hoonbae Jeon, Jose Oberholzer, Giuliano Testa, Eunice John, Enrico Benedetti
Pediatric patients with irreversible intestinal failure present a significant challenge to meet the nutritional needs that promote growth. From 2002 to 2013, 13 living-related small intestinal transplantations were performed in 10 children, with a median age of 18 months. Grafts included isolated living-related intestinal transplantation (n=7), and living-related liver and small intestine (n=6). The immunosuppression protocol consisted of induction with thymoglobulin and maintenance therapy with tacrolimus and steroids...
June 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288061/impact-of-donor-age-on-recipient-survival-in-adult-to-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#19
Toyonari Kubota, Koichiro Hata, Takashi Sozu, Yoshihide Ueda, Hirofumi Hirao, Yusuke Okamura, Ichiro Tamaki, Junichi Yoshikawa, Jiro Kusakabe, Hirokazu Tanaka, Shoichi Kageyama, Takayuki Anazawa, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Shintaro Yagi, Noriyo Yamashiki, Hideaki Okajima, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of donor age on recipient outcome after living-donor partial liver transplantation (LDLT). BACKGROUND: Donor age is a well-known prognostic factor in deceased donor liver transplantation; however, its role in LDLT remains unclear. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 315 consecutive cases of primary adult-to-adult LDLT in our center between April 2006 and March 2014. Recipients were divided into 5 groups according to the donor age: D-20s (n = 60); D-30s (n = 72); D-40s (n = 57); D-50s (n = 94); and D-60s (n = 32)...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281236/simultaneous-liver-transplantation-and-sleeve-gastrectomy-prohibitive-combination-or-a-necessity
#20
Eviatar Nesher, Eytan Mor, Amir Shlomai, Michal Naftaly-Cohen, Renana Yemini, Alexander Yussim, Marius Brown, Andrei Keidar
Previously, many morbidly obese (MO) patients were denied liver transplantation (LT) because of the higher operative risk. However, nowadays, 5 and 10 years graft survival is the rule, and patients whose lives can be prolonged with LT are dying of obesity-related comorbidities. Recent experience suggests that weight reduction in MO liver transplant recipients would improve their long-term survival. The bariatric surgery before LT is contraindicated for patients with decompensated cirrhosis, while post-transplant intervention is associated with increased technical difficulty...
March 9, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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