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steatosis and liver transplantation

Bibigul Ilyassova, Yevgeny Yenin, Bolatbek Baymakhanov, Maksat Doskhanov
OBJECTIVES: At the National Scientific Center of Surgery named A. Syzganova, more than 100 liver transplants have been conducted from 2012 to November 2017. Survival and quality of life of patients in the posttransplant period largely depend on the compliance of patients, monitoring of complications, cause of liver disease, the severity of the condition of patients in the pretransplant period, and the technical features of the operation. The aims of the study were to analyze the results of liver biopsy in patients after liver transplant and to evaluate the value of morphologic studies of the liver for the diagnosis of complications in the posttransplant period...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Felix Kork, Alexandra Rimek, Anne Andert, Niklas Jurek Becker, Christoph Heidenhain, Ulf P Neumann, Daniela Kroy, Anna B Roehl, Rolf Rossaint, Marc Hein
BACKGROUND: The discrepancy between demand and supply for liver transplants (LT) has led to an increased transplantation of organs from extended criteria donors (ECD). METHODS: In this single center retrospective analysis of 122 cadaveric LT recipients, we investigated predictors of postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) including transplant liver quality categorized by both histological assessment of steatosis and subjective visual assessment by the transplanting surgeon using multivariable regression analysis...
March 9, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Andrew T Trout, Rachel M Sheridan, Suraj D Serai, Stavra A Xanthakos, Weizhe Su, Bin Zhang, Daniel B Wallihan
Purpose To assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived liver stiffness to detect liver fibrosis in a pediatric and young adult population with a spectrum of liver diseases. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included patients younger than 21 years of age who underwent MR elastography and liver biopsy within 3 months of one another between January 2012 and September 2016 for indications other than liver transplantation or Fontan palliation of congenital heart disease...
February 22, 2018: Radiology
Daniel Zamora-Valdes, Kymberly D Watt, Todd A Kellogg, John J Poterucha, Sara R Di Cecco, Nicki M Francisco-Ziller, Timucin Taner, Charles B Rosen, Julie K Heimbach
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasingly common before and after liver transplantation (LT), yet optimal management remains unclear. AIM: To analyze the long term outcomes for obese patients undergoing LT including a non-invasive weight loss program and combined LT and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). METHODS: Since 2006, all patients referred for LT with a body mass index (BMI) ≥35 kg/m2 were enrolled. Patients who achieved weight loss (BMI<35) underwent LT alone, and those who did not underwent simultaneous LT+SG...
February 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Ahad Eshraghian, Saman Nikeghbalian, Bita Geramizadeh, Seyed Ali Malek-Hosseini
Background: The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has not been well recognized yet. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the association between serum magnesium concentration and NAFLD. Methods: Study participants were healthy individuals who had undergone liver biopsies between January 2012 and August 2015 as a routine pre-transplant check-up before living donor liver transplantation. Liver biopsy specimens were evaluated by an expert pathologist regarding presence of hepatic steatosis and steatohepatitis...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Trevor L Nydam, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Elizabeth A Pomfret, Mohamed Rela
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has developed into a well tolerated and viable option when deceased donor transplantation is not available. Transplant and advanced hepatobiliary surgeons from around the world have performed living donor hepatectomies consistently for decades with acceptable donor outcomes. However, optimizing the preoperative workup, donor selection, operative technique, and perioperative care will improve these outcomes. This manuscript reviews recent worldwide literature for the living liver donor...
February 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Te-Cheng Su, Siu-Wan Hung, Ming-Cheng Liu, Yen-Ting Lin, Jeon-Hor Chen, Shao-Bin Cheng, Clayton Chi-Chang Chen
This study evaluated multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scans performed on potential living donors for adult-to-adult liver transplantation (LDLT), with the aim of identifying significant findings that could be used to exclude potential transplantation donors. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 151 consecutive potential adult donors for LDLT from May 2007 to January 2015. Liver parenchyma steatosis, focal hepatic mass or intraabdominal malignancy, vascular variations, and donor liver volume were evaluated via MDCT...
February 2018: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Pavel Trunečka, Irena Míková, Dana Dlouhá, Jaroslav A Hubáček, Eva Honsová, Libor Kolesár, Věra Lánská, Soňa Fraňková, Jan Šperl, Milan Jirsa, Rudolf Poledne
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The rs738409 c.444C > G (p.I148M) polymorphism in PNPLA3 is a major factor predisposing to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The aim of the study was to clarify the impact of liver and extrahepatic expression of the PNPLA3 p.148M variant on liver graft steatosis after liver transplantation. METHODS: Fat content was assessed in liver biopsies from 176 transplant recipients. During a period of 4 ± 1 years after transplantation, 17 patients developed grade 3 steatosis, 14 patients grade 2 steatosis, 56 patients grade 1 steatosis, and 89 patients grade 0 steatosis...
January 9, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
Cristina Di Stefano, Ester Vanni, Stefano Mirabella, Ramy Younes, Valentina Boano, Elena Mosso, Elisabetta Nada, Valeria Milazzo, Simona Maule, Renato Romagnoli, Mauro Salizzoni, Franco Veglio, Alberto Milan
Arterial hypertension represents a common complication of immunosuppressive therapy after liver transplantation (LT). The aim of the study is to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors associated with hypertension after LT. From a cohort of 323 cirrhotic patients who underwent LT from 2008 to 2012, 270 patients were retrospectively evaluated, whereas 53 (16.4%) patients deceased. Hypertension was defined as blood pressure ≥140/90 mm Hg in at least two visits and/or the need for antihypertensive therapy...
March 2018: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
Xiaoling Jin, Teresa A Zimmers, Yanlin Jiang, Daniel P Milgrom, Zongxiu Zhang, Leonidas G Koniaris
BACKGROUND: Patients with fatty liver have delayed regenerative responses, increased hepatocellular injury, and increased risk for perioperative mortality. Currently, no clinical therapy exists to prevent liver failure or improve regeneration in patients with fatty liver. Previously we demonstrated that obese mice have markedly reduced levels of epidermal growth factor receptor in liver. We sought to identify pharmacologic agents to increase epidermal growth factor receptor expression to improve hepatic regeneration in the setting of fatty liver resection...
January 17, 2018: Surgery
Natalie H Bzowej
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing cause of chronic liver disease globally and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is projected to become the most common indication for liver transplantation. The purpose of this review is to highlight key issues surrounding NAFLD as an indication for liver transplantation, including its increasing prevalence, outcomes related to liver transplantation, development of post liver transplant NAFLD and NAFLD in the liver donor pool...
January 19, 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
You-Jin Choi, Dong Zhou, Anne Barbosa, Yongdong Niu, Xiudong Guan, Meishu Xu, Songrong Ren, Thomas Nolin, Yiuhua Liu, Wen Xie
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associate with high mortality. Despite the evidence of AKI-induced distant organ injury, a relationship between AKI and liver injury has not been clearly established. The goal of this study is to investigate whether renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) can affect liver pathophysiology. We showed that renal IR in mice induced fatty liver and compromised liver function through the down-regulation of constitutive androstane receptor (CAR; -90.4%) and inhibition of hepatic very low-density lipoprotein-triglyceride (VLDL-TG) secretion (-28...
January 19, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
Abdul M Oseini, Banumathi K Cole, Danny Issa, Ryan E Feaver, Arun J Sanyal
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the Western world, affecting about 1/3 of the US general population and remaining as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The hallmark of the disease is the excessive accumulation of fat within the liver cells (hepatocytes), which eventually paves the way to cellular stress, injury and apoptosis. NAFLD is strongly associated with components of the metabolic syndrome and is fast emerging as a leading cause of liver transplant in the USA...
January 3, 2018: Hepatology International
Adnan Said, Aiman Ghufran
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence is increasing worldwide, paralleling the obesity epidemic. Although most cases are associated with cirrhosis, HCC can occur without cirrhosis in NAFLD. Diabetes and obesity are associated risk factors for HCC in patients. Given the sheer magnitude of the underlying risk factors (diabetes, obesity, non-cirrhotic NAFLD) screening for HCC in the non-cirrhotic population is not recommended. Optimal screening strategies in NAFLD cirrhosis are not completely elucidated with Ultrasound having significant limitations in detection of liver lesions in the presence of obesity and steatosis...
December 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
Huafeng Wang, Huan Zhang, Biao Huang, Guolin Miao, Xiaoyan Yan, Gang Gao, Yongping Luo, Huize Chen, Wei Chen, Luhong Yang
Although the multipotency of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) makes them an attractive choice for clinical applications, immune modulation is an important factor affecting MSC transplantation. At present, the effect of treatment with MSCs on non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has received little attention. In the present study, a compact bone‑derived method was used to isolate mouse MSCs (mMSCs) and a high‑fat diet was used to establish a mouse model of NAFLD. Immunophenotypic features of mMSCs were analyzed using flow cytometry...
December 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Bing Xu, Mingzuo Jiang, Yi Chu, Weijie Wang, Di Chen, Xiaowei Li, Zhao Zhang, Di Zhang, Daiming Fan, Yongzhan Nie, Feng Shao, Kaichun Wu, Jie Liang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Gasdermin D (GSDMD)-executed programmed necrosis is involved in inflammation and controls interleukin (IL)-1β release. However, the role of GSDMD in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remains unclear. We investigated the role of GSDMD in the pathogenesis of steatohepatitis. METHODS: Human liver tissues from patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and control individuals were obtained to evaluate GSDMD expression. Gsdmd knockout (Gsdmd-/-) mice, obese db/db mice and their wild-type (WT) littermates were fed with methionine-choline deficient (MCD) or control diet to induce steatohepatitis...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
Giacomo Germani, Chiara Becchetti
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome (MS) [1], and it is defined by the presence of steatosis in >5% of hepatocytes, according to histological analysis or detected by specific proton density fat fraction obtained MRI. The term NAFLD covers two pathologically distinct conditions: non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which can have similar clinical presentation, but with different prognosis. Both conditions can lastly lead to the development of cirrhosis...
December 15, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
Sudha Kodali, Mohamed Kaif, Raseen Tariq, Ashwani K Singal
Aim: We performed meta-analysis to determine effect of alcohol relapse after liver transplantation (LT) for alcoholic cirrhosis on graft histology and survival. Methods: Studies were selected using following criteria: (a) LT for alcoholic cirrhosis, (b) reporting data on liver histology and/or patient survival among relapsers and abstainers, (c) minimum follow-up of 3 years. Random effects model was used to pool data to compare relapsers and abstainers on liver histology and patient survival...
November 29, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
Viniyendra Pamecha, Deeplaxmi Purushottam Borle, Senthil Kumar, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Shridhar Vasantrao Sasturkar, Vibuti Sharma, Chandra Kant Pandey, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT) is an uncommon procedure in India. We present our experience of DDLT from a public sector teaching hospital. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all DDLT was performed from April 2012 till September 2016. Demographics, intraoperative, donor factors, morbidity, and outcome were analyzed. RESULTS: During the study period, 305 liver transplants were performed, of which 36 were DDLT (adult 32, pediatric 4; 35 grafts; 1 split)...
November 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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
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