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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929364/anthropomorphic-liver-phantom-with-flow-for-multimodal-image-guided-liver-therapy-research-and-training
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Anna Rethy, Jørn Ove Sæternes, Jostein Halgunset, Ronald Mårvik, Erlend F Hofstad, Juan A Sánchez-Margallo, Thomas Langø
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to develop a multimodal, permanent liver phantom displaying functional vasculature and common pathologies, for teaching, training and equipment development in laparoscopic ultrasound and navigation. METHODS: Molten wax was injected simultaneously into the portal and hepatic veins of a human liver. Upon solidification of the wax, the surrounding liver tissue was dissolved, leaving a cast of the vessels. A connection was established between the two vascular trees by manually manipulating the wax...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929091/thrombosis-of-the-abdominal-veins-in-childhood
#2
REVIEW
Riten Kumar, Bryce A Kerlin
Abdominal venous thrombosis is a rare form of venous thromboembolic disease in children. While mortality rates are low, a significant proportion of affected children may suffer long-term morbidity. Additionally, given the infrequency of these thrombi, there is lack of stringent research data and evidence-based treatment guidelines. Nonetheless, pediatric hematologists and other subspecialists are likely to encounter these problems in practice. This review is therefore intended to provide a useful guide on the clinical diagnosis and management of children with these rare forms of venous thromboembolic disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928915/portal-vein-thrombosis-after-laparoscopic-total-colectomy-for-colonic-inertia
#3
Joshua Dilday, Maxwell Sirkin, Chelsey McKinnon, Shaun Brown
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has been recently documented after a variety of laparoscopic surgeries. Although it is well established in splenectomies, its prevalence in other laparoscopic procedures is rare. PVT in colectomies has been associated with inflammatory processes, such as ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis. We report a case of postoperative PVT following a total abdominal colectomy for colonic inertia. A 27-year-old female underwent an uneventful elective laparoscopic total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis for colonic inertia, and presented on postoperative day (POD) 3 with obstipation, abdominal distention and emesis...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928049/role-for-cementoplasty-in-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-cadaver-study-and-application-to-arthroscopy
#4
V Fontaine, M Grunberg, J Soret, K El-Youssef, L E Gayet, R Taberne
BACKGROUND: Die-punch intra-articular fractures of the distal radius raise surgical challenges. The residual articular step-off must be less than 1mm to prevent the development of radio-carpal osteoarthritis. The objectives of this cadaver study were to evaluate whether cementoplasty was effective in reducing die-punch fractures and to determine whether this technique was feasible as an arthroscopic procedure. HYPOTHESIS: Cementoplasty performed as an arthroscopic procedure is effective in treating die-punch fractures...
September 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927979/enlarging-vascular-stents-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Yi-Ting Yeh, Cheng-Yen Chen, Hsiou-Shan Tseng, Hsin-Kai Wang, Hsin-Lin Tsai, Niang-Cheng Lin, Chou-Fu Wei, Chinsu Liu
BACKGROUND: Endovascular intervention with stent placement to treat portal vein (PV) and hepatic vein (HV) stenosis after pediatric liver transplantation (LT) is still controversial in small children owing to the potential risk of functional stenosis after growth. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stent placement in this population. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2016, 6 children (all <3 years) received HV (n = 2) and PV (n = 4) stents placement among 46 pediatric LT patients at our institution...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927944/erratum-to-guidelines-for-the-medical-treatment-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-arch-bronconeumol-53-2017-263-9
#6
Antoni Xaubet, María Molina-Molina, Orlando Acosta, Elena Bollo, Diego Castillo, Estrella Fernández-Fabrellas, José Antonio Rodríguez-Portal, Claudia Valenzuela, Julio Ancochea
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 17, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927662/transarterial-chemoembolization-with-small-drug-eluting-beads-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-experience-from-a-cohort-of-421-patients-at-an-italian-center
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Camillo Aliberti, Riccardo Carandina, Sara Lonardi, Vincenzo Dadduzio, Alessandro Vitale, Enrico Gringeri, Giacomo Zanus, Umberto Cillo
PURPOSE: To assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of small drug-eluting embolic (DEE) agents (70-150 μm) for chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center, single-arm, retrospective study involved 421 patients (mean age, 66.1 y ± 9.8 [standard deviation]) with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage A (n = 88), B (n = 140), or C (n = 193) HCC and Child-Pugh class A (n = 233) or B (n = 188) cirrhosis...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927250/gut-microbiota-and-the-liver
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Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Giuseppe G Caprio, Vittorio M Ormando, Carmela Loguercio
Nowadays liver diseases represent one of major healthy problems in the world in terms of morbidity and mortality. The high prevalence of liver pathologies represents the key point to understand the necessity to identify the pathogenetic mechanisms that support these disorders in order to nurse them. Alterations of intestinal microbiota seem to play an important role in induction and promotion of liver damage progression, in addition to direct injury resulting from different causal agents. Gut microbiota is considered both as a promoting factor and as a potential therapeutic target of a large number of liver pathologies due to the connection between intestine and liver: the gut-liver axis...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927132/downregulation-of-esophageal-cancer-related-gene-4-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Shujian Ge, Yali Xu, Hongliang Wang, Yaxin Sun, Xiangguo Tian, Zhixin Cao, Xiaoyan Lin, Jiawen Xu, Qiangxiu Wang
Esophageal cancer-related gene 4 (ECRG4) is a candidate tumor suppressor gene, which is involved in cell apoptosis, migration, infection and inflammation responsiveness; however, its expression level and clinical significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. In the present study, the authors aim to evaluate the clinical significance and potential role of ECRG4 in HCC. Level of ECRG4 protein expression in HCC and peripheral tissues was investigated in tissue specimens obtained from 56 consecutive HCC patients by immunohistochemistry...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926499/sharing-clinical-notes-with-patients
#10
Catherine T Fant, Deborah S Adelman
Patient portals are access points to patient information, meeting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services incentives. Providing patients with access to clinical notes has garnered positive feedback with few concerns. This article addresses the latest literature on patient access to clinical notes and offers suggestions for NPs in their use.
October 18, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926171/biliary-reconstructive-techniques-and-associated-anatomic-variants-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplants-the-a2all-experience
#11
Talia B Baker, Michael A Zimmerman, Nathan P Goodrich, Benjamin Samstein, Elizabeth A Pomfret, James J Pomposelli, Brenda W Gillespie, Carl L Berg, Jean C Emond, Robert M Merion
INTRODUCTION: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a technically demanding endeavor, requiring command of the complex anatomy of partial liver grafts. We examined the influence of anatomic variation and reconstruction technique on surgical outcomes and graft survival in the nine-center A2ALL Study. METHODS: Data from 272 adult LDLT recipients (2011-2015) included details on anatomic characteristics and types of intraoperative biliary reconstruction. Associations were tested between reconstruction technique and complications, which included first biliary complication ([BC]; leak, stricture, or biloma) and first vascular complication (hepatic artery thrombosis [HAT] or portal vein thrombosis [PVT])...
September 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925507/-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-and-ezh2-inhibitor-gsk343-have-similar-inhibitory-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action-on-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Le Ying, Feng Yan, Bryan R G Williams, Ping Xu, Xin Li, Yueling Zhao, Yiqun Hu, Yuefei Wang, Dakang Xu, Jing Dai
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a type of catechin. It exhibits excellent antioxidant effects and anti-tumor activities for cancer chemoprevention. The mechanism of anti-tumor effects of EGCG on different cancers has been studied for the past few decades, but remains controversial. To investigate the potential role that EGCG may play in the epigenetic regulation of colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line, we integrated bioinformatics analysis with experimental validation. We found that levels of the enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) were significantly higher in CRC tissues compared to normal adjacent tissues, based on the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) data portal...
September 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925039/clinical-predictive-factors-of-long-term-survival-after-curative-resection-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Yutaka Nakano, Minoru Kitago, Masahiro Shinoda, Yuta Abe, Hiroshi Yagi, Taizo Hibi, Ayano Takeuchi, Koichi Aiura, Osamu Itano, Yuko Kitagawa
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) continues to have the poorest prognosis of all gastrointestinal malignancies, even after the tumor has been completely resected. However, only a proportion of patients achieve 5-year survival after resection. The factors predictive of achieving 5-year survival remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the pre- and postoperative clinicopathological characteristics of PDAC patients with a >5-year survival after curative resection. We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent pancreatectomy for PDAC between January 1995 and December 2011...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924943/iodized-oil-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-radiofrequency-ablation-for-small-periportal-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-with-nonperiportal-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Sang Yub Lee, Dongho Hyun, Sung Ki Cho, Sung Wook Shin, Sin-Ho Jung, Sang Ah Chi
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate the treatment outcomes of iodized oil transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and subsequent radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for small (≤3 cm) periportal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) compared with nonperiportal HCC. METHODS: Twenty-three patients [periportal group (PG); mean age, 59.8 years; 22 men, 1 woman] with periportal HCC (in contact with the portal vein >3 mm in diameter) and 279 patients [nonperiportal group (NPG); mean age, 59...
September 18, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923654/case-report-of-extensive-isolated-spontaneous-celiac-trunk-dissection-after-liver-transplantation
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K Iwaki, S Yagi, T Iida, E Ogawa, Y Masano, T Tajima, S Okumura, G Yamamoto, N Kamo, K Taura, T Kaido, S Uemoto
Arterial dissection is a rare complication after liver transplantation (LT). We report a case of extensive isolated spontaneous celiac trunk dissection (ISCTD) up to the proper hepatic artery, left gastric artery, and splenic artery after living donor liver transplantation. A 48-year-old woman with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis underwent living donor liver transplantation. Intraoperative and postoperative Doppler ultrasound revealed sufficient flow in the hepatic artery, portal vein, and hepatic vein. On postoperative day (POD) 10, Doppler ultrasound showed reduction of hepatic arterial flow...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923638/treatment-of-refractory-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-portal-hypertension-a-case-series-and-treatment-algorithm
#16
J Balogh, S Gordon-Burroughs, P Schwarz, J Galati, R A McFadden, M Cusick, M J Snyder, H R Bailey, M Weiner, A Wong, R A Ochoa, A Saharia, A O Gaber, R M Ghobrial
In patients with portal hypertension, ectopic varices can develop at any site along the gastrointestinal tract outside the classically described gastroesophageal location. Like esophageal variceal hemorrhage, bleeding from ectopic varices can be life-threatening. Diagnosis and treatment of ectopic varices can be challenging; to date, no effective treatment algorithm has been described. A systematic teamwork approach to diagnosing and treatment of ectopic varices is required to successfully manage hemorrhage from ectopic varices...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923632/liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-complete-portal-vein-thrombosis-renoportal-or-varicoportal-anastomosis-using-cryopreserved-vein-grafts
#17
H Aktas, A Ozer, O S Guner, E Gurluler, R Emiroglu
BACKGROUND: Despite technical developments in transplantation surgery, complete portal vein thrombosis still remains a challenge for restoration of adequate portal vein inflow. Renoportal or varicoportal anastomosis provides an effective alternative solution for patients with complete portal vein thrombosis. This study describes our experience with renoportal and varicoportal anastomosis during liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and May 2016, 5 patients with complete portal vein thrombosis underwent extra-anatomic portal anastomosis...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923629/multidetector-computed-tomography-findings-of-splenic-artery-aneurysms-associated-with-liver-involvement-in-wilson-s-disease
#18
M Özdemir, R S Ökten, F Küçükay, M Ereren, F A E Özdemir, M Akdoğan, S Kaçar, E B Bostancı
PURPOSE: The purposed of this study was to examine the incidence and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings of splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) in patients with liver involvement related to Wilson's disease. METHODS: Eighteen patients with clinically and/or pathologically proven Wilson's disease underwent triphasic MDCT. Arterial, portal, and equilibrium phase images were obtained. The analysis of the CT features included the presence and characteristics of the SAA, splenic artery (SA) diameter, the presence and size of the portosystemic collateral vessels, and spleen volume...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922440/real-life-use-of-3-direct-acting-antiviral-regimen-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-genotype-1b-hcv-compensated-cirrhosis
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Liana Gheorghe, Speranta Iacob, Manuela Curescu, Ciprian Brisc, Cristina Cijevschi, Florin Caruntu, Carol Stanciu, Iulia Simionov, Ioan Sporea, Cristian Gheorghe, Razvan Iacob, Victoria Arama, Roxana Sirli, Anca Trifan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/ritonavir/Dasabuvir (OBV/PTV/r+DSV) is one of the elective direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) recommended by international guidelines and the only one covered by the National Insurance System in Romania until November 2016. Our aim was to present the first prospective Romanian cohort evaluating the effectiveness and safety in clinical practice of this 3DAA combination in patients with HCV genotype-1b Child A liver cirrhosis. METHODS: 681 patients received OBV/PTV/r+DSV+RBV for 12 weeks and were assessed clinically and biologically at baseline, week 4, 8, 12 (end of treatment, EOT), and 12 weeks after therapy (sustained viral response, SVR)...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922192/differentiation-of-malignant-thrombus-from-bland-thrombus-of-the-portal-vein-in-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Krishan Kant Agarwal, Dipalkumar Shah, Neha Shah, Manas Mayank
Hepatocellular carcinoma carries a high risk of invasion of the portal vein. Neoplastic and bland portal vein thrombi discrimination is of great clinical significance for determining the therapeutic approach, predicting survival, and assessing candidates for liver transplantation. F-FDG PET/CT may be helpful in discriminating between malignant and portal vein thrombi. We present the case of a 61-year old man who presented with hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein involvement. F-FDG PET/CT has a role in differentiating malignant from benign portal vein thrombosis...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
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