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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779255/outcome-following-right-extended-split-liver-transplantation-in-the-recent-transplant-era-single-centre-analysis-of-a-german-transplant-centre
#1
Uta Herden, Lutz Fischer, Martina Koch, Jun Li, Eike-Gert Achilles, Björn Nashan
INTRODUCTION: When a sufficiently high-quality liver is available, classic liver graft splitting is performed. In such cases, a small child receives the left-lateral split graft, with subsequent transplantation of the right-extended graft in an adult. METHODS: We analysed 64 patients who received right-extended liver grafts from 2007-2015, and compared outcomes between cases of external versus in-house graft splitting. RESULTS: We found excellent donor data and comparable recipient characteristics...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774176/pushing-the-limits-machine-preservation-of-the-liver-as-a-tool-to-recondition-high-risk-grafts
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REVIEW
Yuri L Boteon, Simon C Afford, Hynek Mergental
Purpose of the Review: Machine perfusion (MP) is a novel technology recently introduced in liver transplantation, redefining the current practice of organ preservation and pushing the limits of high-risk liver utilisation. This review highlights the key benefits of machine perfusion over conventional static cold storage (SCS), demonstrated in human liver research and clinical transplants. Recent Findings: The first clinical trials have demonstrated both safety and feasibility of MP...
2018: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774089/different-options-of-endosonography-guided-biliary-drainage-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography-failure
#3
José Celso Ardengh, César Vivian Lopes, Rafael Kemp, José Sebastião Dos Santos
AIM: To investigate the success rates of endosonography (EUS)-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) techniques after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) failure for management of biliary obstruction. METHODS: From Feb/2010 to Dec/2016, ERCP was performed in 3538 patients, 24 of whom (0.68%) suffered failure to cannulate the biliary tree. All of these patients were initially submitted to EUS-guided rendez-vous (EUS-RV) by means of a transhepatic approach...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771770/biliary-stenosis-and-gastric-outlet-obstruction-late-complications-after-acute-pancreatitis-with-pancreatic-duct-disruption
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Motokazu Sugimoto, David P Sonntag, Greggory S Flint, Cody J Boyce, John C Kirkham, Tyler J Harris, Sean M Carr, Brent D Nelson, Don A Bell, Joshua G Barton, L William Traverso
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic duct disruption (PDD) after acute pancreatitis can cause pancreatic collections in the early phase and biliary stenosis (BS) or gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) in the late phase. We aimed to document those late complications after moderate or severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Between September 2010 and August 2014, 141 patients showed pancreatic collections on computed tomography. Percutaneous drainage was primarily performed for patients with signs or symptoms of uncontrolled pancreatic juice leakage...
May 15, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770886/laparoscopic-extended-liver-resection-are-postoperative-outcomes-different
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Daniel Pietrasz, David Fuks, Daren Subar, Gianfranco Donatelli, Carlotta Ferretti, Christian Lamer, Luca Portigliotti, Marc Ward, Jane Cowan, Takeo Nomi, Marc Beaussier, Brice Gayet
BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic major hepatectomy (LMH) is becoming increasingly common in specialized centers, data regarding laparoscopic extended major hepatectomies (LEMH) and their outcomes are limited. The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative characteristics and postoperative outcomes of LEMH to standard LMH. METHODS: All patients who underwent purely laparoscopic anatomical right or left hepatectomy and right or left trisectionectomy between February 1998 and January 2016 are enrolled...
May 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767833/post-operative-care-of-interventional-therapy-for-40-liver-cancer-patients-with-obstructive-jaundice
#6
De-Ping Tong, Li-Qin Wu, Xiao-Ping Chen, Yi Li
The care of 40 patients with primary liver cancer with obstructive jaundice treated with liver puncture bile drainage or biliary stent implantation was reported. Treated with the interventional therapy, patients were observed closely to identify symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy and pain; diet care was well performed. Bile drainage tube and skin acre were performed carefully. Liver function, bilirubin and other biochemical indicators were monitored; occurrence of bleeding, acute pancreatitis, biliary tract infection, leakage of ascites around drainage tube and other complication were observed with good discharge instruction...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767478/the-effect-of-share-35-on-biliary-complications-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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J N Fleming, D J Taber, D Axelrod, K D Chavin
The purpose of the Share 35 allocation policy was to improve liver transplant waitlist mortality, targeting high MELD waitlisted patients. However, policy changes may also have unintended consequences that must be balanced with the primary desired outcome. We performed an interrupted time series assessing the impact of Share 35 on biliary complications in a select national liver transplant population using the Vizient CDB/RM™ database. Liver transplants that occurred between October 2012 and September 2015 were included...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762873/l-ornithine-l-aspartate-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-people-with-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Ee Teng Goh, Caroline S Stokes, Sandeep S Sidhu, Hendrik Vilstrup, Lise Lotte Gluud, Marsha Y Morgan
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy is a common complication of cirrhosis and has high associated morbidity and mortality. The condition is classified as overt if it is clinically apparent or minimal if only evident though psychometric testing. The exact pathogenesis of this syndrome is unknown although ammonia is thought to play a key role. L-ornithine L-aspartate has ammonia-lowering properties and may, therefore, benefit people with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of L-ornithine L-aspartate versus placebo, no intervention, or other active interventions in people with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761515/association-of-perioperative-transfusion-with-survival-and-recurrence-after-resection-of-gallbladder-cancer-a-10-institution-study-from-the-us-extrahepatic-biliary-malignancy-consortium
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Alexandra G Lopez-Aguiar, Cecilia G Ethun, Mia R McInnis, Timothy M Pawlik, George Poultsides, Thuy Tran, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, Ryan C Fields, Bradley A Krasnick, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, Perry Shen, Harveshp D Mogal, Carl Schmidt, Eliza W Beal, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, Kenneth Cardona, Shishir K Maithel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perioperative blood transfusion is associated with poor outcomes in several malignancies. Its effect in gallbladder cancer (GBC) is unknown. METHODS: All patients with GBC who underwent curative-intent resection at 10-institutions from 2000 to 2015 were included. The effect of blood transfusion on overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free (RFS) was evaluated. RESULTS: Of 262 patients with curative-intent resection for GBC, 61 patients (23%) received blood transfusions...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761165/a-real-world-observational-cohort-of-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-target-primary-biliary-cholangitis-study-design-and-rationale
#10
Cynthia Levy, Christopher L Bowlus, Elizabeth Carey, Julie M Crawford, Karen Deane, Marlyn J Mayo, W Ray Kim, Michael W Fried
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a rare chronic cholestatic liver disease that may progress to biliary cirrhosis if left untreated. The first-line therapy for PBC is ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). Unfortunately, 1 of 3 patients does not respond to UDCA. These patients are at risk for developing clinical events, including cirrhosis, complications of portal hypertension, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplant, or death. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved obeticholic acid to be used in certain patients with PBC...
May 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761151/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-choledochoduodenostomy-as-palliative-treatment-a-challenging-case-report
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Helena Ribeiro, Richard Azevedo, Ana Caldeira, Rui Sousa, Eduardo Pereira, António Banhudo
We report the case of an 88-year-old female with obstructive jaundice due to a periampullary tumor. The patient developed acute cholangitis and consequent clinical deterioration, so it was decided to perform palliative biliary drainage. Due to duodenal tumor invasion, it was not possible to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. A different approach was attempted and it was decided to carry out an endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy. This procedure was performed with a linear echoendoscope, and using a duodenal bulbar approach, a fistula was created between the bulb and the common bile duct...
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760541/laparoscopic-gastrojejunostomy-for-gastric-outlet-obstruction-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatopancreatobiliary-cancers-a-personal-series-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Alba Manuel-Vázquez, Raquel Latorre-Fragua, Carmen Ramiro-Pérez, Aylhin López-Marcano, Roberto De la Plaza-Llamas, José Manuel Ramia
The major symptoms of advanced hepatopancreatic-biliary cancer are biliary obstruction, pain and gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). For obstructive jaundice, surgical treatment should de consider in recurrent stent complications. The role of surgery for pain relief is marginal nowadays. On the last, there is no consensus for treatment of malignant GOO. Endoscopic duodenal stents are associated with shorter length of stay and faster relief to oral intake with more recurrent symptoms. Surgical gastrojejunostomy shows better long-term results and lower re-intervention rates, but there are limited data about laparoscopic approach...
May 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755896/bouveret-s-syndrome-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fady G Haddad, Wissam Mansour, Liliane Deeb
It was in 1896 that Bouveret's syndrome acquired its name after the French physician Leon Bouveret, who published two case reports in Revue de Medecin. Bouveret's syndrome describes gastric outlet obstruction secondary to an impacted gallstone. The gallstone reaches the small bowel through a bilioenteric fistula as a consequence of chronic inflammation and adherence between the biliary system and the bowels which increase the intraluminal pressure and leads to secondary wall ischemia and wall perforation with gallstone passage into the bowel...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755786/laparoscopic-assisted-transgastric-ercp-a-single-institution-experience
#14
Katherine Habenicht Yancey, Lauren Katherine McCormack, Stephen Samuel McNatt, Myron Sheavictor Powell, Adolfo Zachariah Fernandez, Carl Joseph Westcott
Background: Laparoscopic-assisted transgastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (LAERCP) is used for treatment in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), where transoral access to the biliary tree is not possible. We describe our technique and experience with this procedure. Methods: Electronic medical record search was performed from September 2012 to January 2016, identifying patients who underwent LAERCP per operative records. Charts were reviewed for demographic, clinical, and outcomes data...
2018: Journal of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754192/gastrointestinal-disorders-associated-with-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
#15
REVIEW
Stella Hartono, Michelina Rosa Ippoliti, Maria Mastroianni, Ricardo Torres, Nicholas L Rider
There are now 354 inborn errors of immunity (primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDDs)) with 344 distinct molecular etiologies reported according to the International Union of Immunological Sciences (IUIS) (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11: p. 1050-63, 2013, Semin Gastrointest Dis 8: p. 22-32, 1997, J Clin Immunol 38: p. 96-128, 2018). Using the IUIS document as a reference and cross-checking PubMed ( www.ncbi.nlm.nih.pubmed.gov ), we found that approximately one third of the 354 diseases of impaired immunity have a gastrointestinal component [J Clin Immunol 38: p...
May 13, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753567/junctional-adhesion-molecules-jam-b-and-jam-c-promote-autoimmune-mediated-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
#16
Edith Hintermann, Monika Bayer, Clara Benedetta Conti, Sina Fuchs, Michel Fausther, Patrick S Leung, Michel Aurrand-Lions, Richard Taubert, Josef M Pfeilschifter, Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Detlef Schuppan, Jonathan A Dranoff, M Eric Gershwin, Michael P Manns, Beat A Imhof, Urs Christen
Fibrosis remains a serious health concern in patients with chronic liver disease. We recently reported that chemically induced chronic murine liver injury triggers increased expression of junctional adhesion molecules (JAMs) JAM-B and JAM-C by endothelial cells and de novo synthesis of JAM-C by hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Here, we demonstrate that biopsies of patients suffering from primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) or autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) display elevated levels of JAM-C on portal fibroblasts (PFs), HSCs, endothelial cells and cholangiocytes, whereas smooth muscle cells expressed JAM-C constitutively...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752783/impact-of-graft-to-recipient-weight-ratio-on-small-for-size-syndrome-following-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#17
REVIEW
Richard Bell, Sanjay Pandanaboyana, Vivek Upasani, Raj Prasad
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis aimed to compare living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) grafts with a graft-to-recipient weight ratio (GRWR) of <0.8 to grafts with a GRWR ≥0.8 with regards to small-for-size syndrome (SFSS) and short and longer term outcomes. METHODS: An electronic search was performed of the MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed databases until December 2016 using both subject headings (MeSH) and free text. Pooled odds ratios and hazard ratios were calculated using fixed- and random-effects models for meta-analysis...
May 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748558/the-gastroenterologist-s-guide-to-management-of-the-post-liver-transplant-patient
#18
REVIEW
David M Chascsa, Hugo E Vargas
The management of the post-liver transplant patient is complex and involves a large interdisciplinary team. After referral to a transplant center, evaluation and listing, and eventual transplantation, the patient is cared for closely by the transplant center. Once deemed ready for discharge, the patient returns to the primary care provider for ongoing management of the various issues that increase in incidence post transplant such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular, and renal diseases, as well as metabolic syndrome...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746564/multiple-bacterial-infections-increase-the-risk-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#19
Lan-Ting Yuan, Seng-Kee Chuah, Shih-Cheng Yang, Chih-Ming Liang, Cheng-Kun Wu, Wei-Chen Tai, Tsung-Hsing Hung, Seng-Howe Nguang, Jiunn-Wei Wang, Kuo-Lun Tseng, Ming-Kun Ku, Pin-I Hsu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Chien-Ning Hsu
OBJECTIVE: Patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) are at increased risk for bacterial infections. It is not fully understood how exposure to infections induces further development of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). This study estimated risks of infection associated with HE among patients with LC. METHODS: A nested case-control study of 14,428 adult patients with LC was performed using the population-based Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 in Taiwan. Cases were cirrhotic patients who developed HE during follow-up...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743796/increased-incidence-of-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-in-autoimmune-liver-disease-an-irish-national-experience
#20
Ahmed Abu-Shanab, Yasser Ged, Naeem Ullah, Diarmaid Houlihan, Aiden McCormick
Background: Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD) is a well-recognized complication post solid organs transplant. PTLD represents a broad spectrum of abnormalities ranging from an infectious mononucleosis like illness to malignant lymphoma. Methods: A retrospective study was performed by collecting data of orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) patients in the National Liver Unit in Ireland from December 1993 to December 2014. Data was analyzed to identify PTLD patients and determine their demographic details, the indication for liver transplant, presenting symptoms, immunosuppression regimens, Epstein"Barr virus (EBV) status and PTLD outcome...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
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