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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338840/hydrogen-sulfide-provides-intestinal-protection-during-a-murine-model-of-experimental-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#1
Natalie A Drucker, Amanda R Jensen, Michael Ferkowicz, Troy A Markel
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) continues to be a morbid surgical condition among preterm infants. Novel therapies for this condition are desperately needed. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenous gasotransmitter that has been found to have beneficial properties. We therefore hypothesized that intraperitoneal injection of various H2S donors would improve clinical outcomes, increase intestinal perfusion, and reduce intestinal injury in an experimental mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338146/the-effect-of-various-doses-of-infusion-solutions-on-the-endothelial-glycocalyx-layer-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-patients
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Matija Belavić, Vlatka Sotošek Tokmadžić, Elizabeta Fišić, Antonija Brozovic Krijan, Nedjeljko Strikić, Mirjana Lončarić Katušin, Josip Žunić
BACKGROUND: The endothelial glycocalyx is located on the luminal side of blood vessels and maintains vessel integrity. This study analysed how various dosages of infusion affected the secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and potential glycocalyx damage in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We hypothesised that the liberal administration of Ringer's solution during the operation can cause iatrogenic hypervolemia with releasing of ANP and glycocalyx damage. METHODS: The study included 90 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) class I and II, in good cardiopulmonary health, who were assigned to one of three groups: Restrictive group, which received 1 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively; Low liberal group, which received 5 ml/kg/hr of Ringer's solution intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively and High liberal group, which received 15 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and 10 ml/kg/hr six hours postoperatively...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338127/establishment-of-practical-recellularized-liver-graft-for-blood-perfusion-using-primary-rat-hepatocytes-and-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells
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H Kojima, K Yasuchika, K Fukumitsu, T Ishii, S Ogiso, Y Miyauchi, R Yamaoka, T Kawai, H Katayama, E Y Yoshitoshi-Uebayashi, S Kita, K Yasuda, N Sasaki, J Komori, S Uemoto
Tissue decellularization produces a three-dimensional scaffold that can be potentially used to fabricate functional liver grafts following recellularization. An inappropriate cell distribution and clotting during blood perfusion hinder the practical use of recellularized livers. Here, we aimed to establish a seeding method for the optimal distribution of parenchymal and endothelial cells, and to evaluate the effect of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) in the decellularized liver. Primary rat hepatocytes and LSECs were seeded into decellularized whole-liver scaffolds via the biliary duct and portal vein, respectively...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333420/technique-for-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis
#4
Kyo Won Lee, Chan Woo Cho, Hyojun Park, Gyu-Seong Choi, Jae Berm Park, Sung Joo Kim
Purpose: Recent studies investigating new strategies to modulate the immune system have utilized animal models of liver transplantation (LT). However, the anhepatic phase (AHP) remains a crucial problem in LT. The aim of the present study is to introduce a technique for successful orthotopic LT in cynomolgus monkeys using an early-reperfusion strategy. Methods: Orthotopicallo-LT was performed with seven donor/recipient pairs of cynomolgus monkeys. Results: In 2 recipients, liver allografts were perfused after suprahepatic inferior vena cava (SHIVC), portal vein (PV), and infrahepatic inferior vena cava (IHIVC) anastomosis...
January 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329188/the-impact-of-combined-warm-ischemia-time-on-development-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-donation-after-circulatory-death-liver-transplantation-stay-within-the-golden-hour
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Marit Kalisvaart, Andrea Schlegel, Ilaria Umbro, Jubi E de Haan, Irene Scalera, Wojciech G Polak, Jan Nm IJzermans, Darius F Mirza, M Thamara Pr Perera, John I Isaac, James Ferguson, Anna Paola Mitterhofer, Jeroen de Jonge, Paolo Muiesan
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after liver transplantation and more frequently observed when high-risk grafts, such as DCD grafts are used. Our aim was to investigate the impact of the ischemia periods on development of AKI in DCD liver transplantation. METHODS: We performed a 2-center retrospective study with 368 DCD graft-recipients. Donor warm ischemia time (DWIT) was divided into agonal phase (withdrawal of life-support - cardiac arrest) and asystolic phase (cardiac arrest - start cold perfusion)...
January 11, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326427/severe-steatosis-induces-portal-hypertension-by-systemic-arterial-hyporeactivity-and-hepatic-vasoconstrictor-hyperreactivity-in-rats
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Denise Van der Graaff, Wilhelmus J Kwanten, Filip J Couturier, Jesse S Govaerts, Wim Verlinden, Isabel Brosius, Michiel D'Hondt, Ann Driessen, Benedicte Y De Winter, Joris G De Man, Peter P Michielsen, Sven M Francque
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become the most prevalent chronic liver disease. The presence of portal hypertension has been demonstrated in NAFLD prior to development of inflammation or fibrosis, and is a result of extrahepatic and intrahepatic factors, principally driven by vascular dysfunction. An increased intrahepatic vascular resistance potentially contributes to progression of NAFLD via intralobular hypoxia. However, the exact mechanisms underlying vascular dysfunction in NAFLD remain unknown...
January 11, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324518/the-dawn-of-liver-perfusion-machines
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Danielle Detelich, James F Markmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite high demand, a severe shortage of suitable allografts limits the use of liver transplantation for the treatment of end-stage liver disease. The transplant community is turning to the utilization of high-risk grafts to fill the void. This review summarizes the reemergence of ex-vivo machine perfusion for liver graft preservation, including results of recent clinical trials and its specific role for reconditioning DCD, steatotic and elderly grafts. RECENT FINDINGS: Several phase-1 clinical trials demonstrate the safety and feasibility of machine perfusion for liver graft preservation...
January 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321807/different-modulation-of-panax-notoginseng-on-the-absorption-profiling-of-triptolide-and-tripterine-from-tripterygium-wilfordii-in-rat-intestine
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Yiqun Li, Huiting Cao, Mengzhu Liu, Benyong Zhang, Xinlong Zhang, Donglei Shi, Liwei Guo, Jinao Duan, Xueping Zhou, Huaxu Zhu, Qichun Zhang
Background: Compatibility with Panax notoginseng (PN) reduced the plasma concentration of triptolide and delayed the Tmax of Tripterygium wilfordii (TW), the sovereign medicine of Qing-Luo Tong-Bi decoction, which hinted the absorption process of triptolide might be involved in decreasing the toxicity in liver and kidney. Methods: The absorption of triptolide, triptonide, wilforlide and tripterine from monomer, TW, TW-PN, TW-Caulis Sinomenii (TW-CS) and Qing-Luo Tong-Bi were analyzed in duodenum, jejunum, ileum and colon of rat via single-pass intestinal perfusion model...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316214/normothermic-machine-perfusion-protects-against-liver-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-during-reduced-size-liver-transplantation-in-pigs
#9
Zhi-Bin Zhang, Lei Liu, Wei Gao, Yuan Shi, Ning Ma, Zhong-Yang Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316185/ex-situ-86-hours-liver-perfusion-pushing-the-boundary-of-organ-preservation
#10
Qiang Liu, Ahmed Nassar, Laura Buccini, Patrick Grady, Basem Soliman, Ahmed Hassan, Daniele Pezzati, Giuseppe Iuppa, Teresa Diago Uso, Charles Miller, Cristiano Quintini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312606/induction-of-renal-artery-hyperresponsiveness-by-alpha1-adrenoceptor-in-hepatorenal-syndrome
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Xiaogang Zhang, Xinsen Xu, Yina Jiang, Jianyu He, Wenjing Wang, Wei Li, Xufeng Zhang, Yi Lv
Objective: To investigate the potential role of alpha1-adrenoceptor (α1-AR) in the pathogenesis of hepatorenal syndrome. Methods: Hepatorenal syndrome was induced in male rats by intraperitoneal injection of D-galactosamine and orally treatment with α1-AR antagonist tamsulosin. Hyperresponsiveness of the renal artery contraction was evaluated by the laser-Doppler flowmetry and multimyograph system, while renal blood flow (cortical and medullary perfusion) was simultaneously measured...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301219/liver-graft-susceptibility-during-static-cold-storage-and-dynamic-machine-perfusion-dcd-versus-fatty-livers
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Andrea Ferrigno, Laura G Di Pasqua, Clarissa Berardo, Veronica Siciliano, Vittoria Rizzo, Barbara Mannucci, Plinio Richelmi, Anna Cleta Croce, Mariapia Vairetti
We compared static preservation (cold storage, CS, 4 °C) with dynamic preservation (machine perfusion, MP, 20 °C) followed by reperfusion using marginal livers: a model of donation after cardiac death (DCD) livers and two models of fatty livers, the methionine-choline deficient (MCD) diet model, and obese Zucker (fa/fa) rats. CS injury in DCD livers was reversed by an oxygenated washout (OW): hepatic damage, bile flow, and the ATP/ADP ratio in the OW + CS group was comparable with the ratio obtained with MP...
December 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297975/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-of-pyrrolizidine-alkaloid-related-hepatic-vein-occlusive-disease
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Yuzheng Zhuge, Yi Wang, Feng Zhang, Chengkai Zhu, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhang, Qibin He, Jian Yang, Jian He, Jun Chen, Xiaoping Zou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation related hepatic vein occlusive disease (HSCT-HVOD) has been researched extensively; however, little is known about the clinical features and treatment of pyrrolizidine alkaloid-induced HVOD (PA-HVOD). This retrospective single center study examined the clinical and laboratory characteristics of 108 patients with acute PA-HVOD and explored the efficacy of anticoagulation and TIPS therapy. METHODS: The study included 108 consecutive patients with PA-HVOD between July 2008 and June 2016...
January 3, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297607/signal-enhancement-ratio-imaging-of-the-lung-parenchyma-with-ultra-fast-steady-state-free-precession-mri-at-1-5t
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Orso Pusterla, Gregor Sommer, Francesco Santini, Mark Wiese, Didier Lardinois, Michael Tamm, Jens Bremerich, Grzegorz Bauman, Oliver Bieri
BACKGROUND: Lung perfusion MRI after i.v. gadolinium (Gd) contrast administration is commonly based on spoiled gradient-echo acquisitions, such as volume-interpolated breath-hold examinations (VIBE), suffering from low signal-to-noise in the parenchyma. PURPOSE: To investigate the lung signal enhancement ratio (SER) with ultra-fast steady-state free precession (ufSSFP) after Gd-administration. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. SUBJECTS: Ten subjects with healthy lungs; nine patients with pulmonary diseases (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, lung contusion)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290653/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-shengjiang-decoction-in-rats-with-acute-pancreatitis-for-protecting-against-multiple-organ-injury
#15
Lv Zhu, Jun-Yi Li, Yu-Mei Zhang, Hong-Xin Kang, Huan Chen, Hang Su, Juan Li, Wen-Fu Tang
AIM: To explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Shengjiang decoction (SJD) in rats with acute pancreatitis (AP) for protecting against multiple organ injury. METHODS: An AP model was established by retrograde perfusion of 3.5% sodium taurocholate into the biliopancreatic duct, and a control group (CG) received 0.9% sodium chloride instead. Twelve male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a CG treated with SJD (CG + SJD) and a model group treated with SJD (MG + SJD), both of which were orally administered with SJD (5 g/kg) 2 h after surgery...
December 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284076/percutaneous-hepatic-perfusion-with-melphalan-in-uveal-melanoma-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-modality-in-an-orphan-disease
#16
Ioannis Karydis, Alexandra Gangi, Matthew J Wheater, Junsung Choi, Iain Wilson, Kerry Thomas, Neil Pearce, Arjun Takhar, Sanjay Gupta, Danielle Hardman, Sean Sileno, Brian Stedman, Jonathan S Zager, Christian Ottensmeier
BACKGROUND: Metastatic uveal melanoma (UM) carries a poor prognosis; liver is the most frequent and often solitary site of recurrence. Available systemic treatments have not improved outcomes. Melphalan percutaneous hepatic perfusion (M-PHP) allows selective intrahepatic delivery of high dose cytotoxic chemotherapy. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of outcomes data of UM patients receiving M-PHP at two institutions was performed. Tumor response and toxicity were evaluated using RECIST 1...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284039/from-in-vivo-to-in-vitro-major-metabolic-alterations-take-place-in-hepatocytes-during-and-following-isolation
#17
Shamir Cassim, Valérie-Ann Raymond, Pascal Lapierre, Marc Bilodeau
The liver plays a key role in maintaining physiological homeostasis and hepatocytes are largely responsible for this. The use of isolated primary hepatocytes has become an essential tool for the study of nutrient physiology, xenobiotic metabolism and several liver pathologies. Since hepatocytes are removed from their normal environment, the isolation procedure and in vitro culture of primary hepatocytes is partially known to induce undesired metabolic changes. We aimed to perform a thorough metabolic profiling of primary cells before, during and after isolation using state-of-the-art techniques...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281862/normothermic-machine-perfusion-of-donor-livers-without-the-need-for-human-blood-products
#18
Alix P M Matton, Laura C Burlage, Rianne van Rijn, Yvonne de Vries, Shanice A Karangwa, Maarten W Nijsten, Annette S H Gouw, Janneke Wiersema-Buist, Jelle Adelmeijer, Andrie C Westerkamp, Ton Lisman, Robert J Porte
BACKGROUND: Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) enables viability assessment of donor livers prior to transplantation. NMP is frequently performed using human blood products including red blood cells (RBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP). Our aim was to examine the efficacy of a novel machine perfusion solution based on polymerized bovine hemoglobin HBOC-201. METHODS: Twenty-four livers declined for transplantation were transported using static cold storage. Upon arrival, livers underwent NMP for 6 hours using pressure-controlled portal and arterial perfusion...
December 27, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281153/microvascular-perfusion-of-the-placenta-developing-fetal-liver-and-lungs-assessed-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-imaging
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András Jakab, Ruth L Tuura, Raimund Kottke, Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Giancarlo Natalucci, Thi Dao Nguyen, Christian Kellenberger, Ianina Scheer
BACKGROUND: In utero intravoxel incoherent motion magnetic resonance imaging (IVIM-MRI) provides a novel method for examining microvascular perfusion fraction and diffusion in the developing human fetus. PURPOSE: To characterize gestational changes in the microvascular perfusion fraction of the placenta, fetal liver, and lungs using IVIM-MRI. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Fifty-five datasets from 33 singleton pregnancies were acquired (17-36 gestational weeks)...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279500/hepatic-angiomyolipoma-staining-in-the-post-vascular-phase-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-due-to-the-presence-of-macrophages
#20
Kei Endo, Hidekatsu Kuroda, Keisuke Kakisaka, Takayoshi Oikawa, Kei Sawara, Kazuyuki Ishida, Tamotsu Sugai, Yasuhiro Takikawa
A 47-year-old Japanese man was referred to hospital after the detection of a liver tumor. Dynamic computed tomography and Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging were consistent with a diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). No perfusion defect was observed in the post-vascular phase of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). Histopathological staining of the tumor cells was positive for antibodies against HMB-45 and CD68, confirming the diagnosis of hepatic angiomyolipoma (HAML). These findings indicated the presence of macrophages in HAML...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
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