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Deceased donor liver transplantation

Raquel Núñez-Ramos, Soledad Montoro, Marcello Bellusci, María Rosa Del Fresno-Valencia, Marta Germán-Díaz, Pedro Urruzuno, Enrique Medina, Javier Manzanares
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to analyze the characteristics of patients with acute liver failure (ALF) in our center and evaluate the prognostic value of the Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) score calculated at admission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with ALF younger than 15 years between 2005 and 2013 was performed. Information collected included age, sex, etiology of ALF, laboratory tests, PELD score, stage of encephalopathy, and need for liver support devices such as MARS and/or liver transplant (LT) and survival...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Dmitri Bezinover, Shigekazu Sugino, Yuka Imamura-Kawasawa, Matthew S Bell, Zakiyah Kadry, Piotr K Janicki
We describe a case of fulminant intraoperative thrombosis during deceased donor liver transplantation. Despite significant medical bleeding, the patient suddenly developed diffuse thrombosis in all chambers of the heart and pulmonary vasculature resulting in intraoperative death. The patient's postmortem genetic analysis demonstrated a deleterious missense mutation in a coagulation pathway gene, SERPINC1, which codes for antithrombin III. The level of antithrombin III was not available to directly prove the causality of thrombosis, but our findings suggest that this mutation, in combination with antifibrinolytic administration in a hypercoagulable cirrhotic patient, might have contributed to the development of this catastrophic thrombotic event...
October 5, 2016: A & A Case Reports
K Pabisiak, M Ostrowski, A Kram, K Safranow, M Słojewski, K Ciechanowski
BACKGROUND: Due to demographic projections, and lack of an algorithm in the case of a prostate specific antigen (PSA)-positive donor, the loss of organ recovery may occur more frequently in the near future without approved procedures. In Poland in recent years it has been recommended to determine tumor markers in potential donors. In the first year of the recommendation 10% of potential deceased donors were disqualified in our transplantation center on the basis of the elevated PSA levels (high PSA >10 ng/mL)...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
D Bastos-Neves, J A da Silva Alves, L G Guedes Dias, M B de Rezende, P R Salvalaggio
Knowledge of the anatomy of the hepatic artery and its variations is important to hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeons and interventional radiologists. We report a rare anatomic variation of liver hepatic arterial supply: a right accessory hepatic artery arising directly from the celiac trunk and observed at the time of multiorgan procurement. The anatomic variation described in this case occurs in up to 2% of cases and their knowledge is essential to avoid injuries during multiorgan procurement that could require multiple anastomoses or lead to inadvertent vessel injury...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
T B Annunziata, K Paulino, R Fernandes, G Bento, G Stoduto, R Vasconcelos, L Demetrio, L F P Moreira
Although the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score has been used to evaluate mortality of patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation, it has not established if it correlates with post-liver transplantation prognosis. The aim of this study is to assess if there is a relationship between pretransplantation MELD and post-transplantation results, especially regarding 30-day post-LT survival rates. We analyzed data from 172 patients who underwent deceased-donor liver transplantation between February 2013 and May 2015 in a single center...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
P C B Massarollo, A Z Coppini, A A Salzedas-Netto, F F Coelho, T Minami, A M Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: In October 2008, the Brazilian Ministry of Health authorized listing of downstaged hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for liver transplantation, according to a standardized protocol. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of patients submitted to liver transplantation after downstaging of HCC with the results other standard indications in Brazil. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 2,667 adult 1st elective deceased-donor liver transplantations registered at the database of the Transplant Notification Center of the São Paulo State Health Secretariat...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Hae Won Lee, Kyung-Suk Suh
There has been ongoing debate that the Milan criteria may be too strict that a significant number of patients who could benefit from liver transplantation (LT) might have been excluded. Based on this idea, various studies have been conducted to further expand the Milan criteria and give more HCC patients a chance of cure. In deceased donor LT (DDLT) setting, expansion of the criteria is relatively tempered because the results of LT for HCC should be comparable to those of patients with non-malignant indications...
September 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
Seung-Young Oh, Hannah Lee, Yang-Hyo Park, Ho Geol Ryu
Seizure is the second most common neurologic complication after liver transplantation and may be caused by metabolic abnormalities, electrolyte imbalance, infection, and immunosuppressant toxicity. A 61-year-old male patient underwent liver transplantation due to hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis with portal systemic encephalopathy. The immediate postoperative course of the patient was uncomplicated. However, on postoperative day (POD) 6, weakness developed in both lower extremities. No abnormal findings were detected on a brain computed tomography (CT) scan on POD 8, but a generalized tonic clonic seizure developed which was difficult to control even with multiple antiepileptic drugs...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Patrick B Trotter, Matthew Robb, William Hulme, Dominic Summers, Christopher J E Watson, Andrew J Bradley, James Neuberger
BACKGROUND: Deceased organ donors, where the cause of death is meningitis or encephalitis, are a potential concern because of the risks of transmission of a potentially fatal infection to recipients. METHODS: Using the UK Transplant Registry, a retrospective cohort analysis of deceased organ donors in the UK was undertaken to better understand the extent to which organs from deceased donors with meningitis and encephalitis (M/E) (of both known and unknown cause) have been used for transplantation, and to determine the associated recipient outcomes...
October 4, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Laura Tariciotti, Stefano D'Ugo, Tommaso Maria Manzia, Valeria Tognoni, Giuseppe Sica, Paolo Gentileschi, Giuseppe Tisone
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a contributor to the global burden of chronic diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH cirrhosis is becoming a leading indication for liver transplant (LT). Obese transplanted patients have higher morbidity and mortality rates. One strategy, to improve the outcomes in these patients, includes bariatric surgery at the time of LT. Herein we report the first European combined LT and sleeve gastrectomy (SG)...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Wojciech Figiel, Michał Grąt, Karolina M Wronka, Waldemar Patkowski, Maciej Krasnodębski, Łukasz Masior, Jan Stypułkowski, Karolina Grąt, Marek Krawczyk
: Intraabdominal hemorrhage remains one of the most frequent surgical complications after liver transplantation. The aim of the study was to evaluate risk factors for intraabdominal bleeding requiring reoperation and to assess the relevance of the reoperations with respect to short- and long-term outcomes following liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of 603 liver transplantations performed in the Department of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery in the period between January 2011 and September 2014 were analyzed retrospectively...
September 1, 2016: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
Madhukar S Patel, Jahan Mohebali, Jigesh A Shah, James F Markmann, Parsia A Vagefi
BACKGROUND: Liver transplant (LT) patients are at high risk for readmission. This study sought to identify predictors of readmission following liver transplantation and to evaluate their impact on survival in a region with prolonged waiting list times. METHODS: A single center review of adult deceased donor LT's from 2005 to 2015 was performed, with linkage to the UNOS Standard Transplant Analysis and Research registry. Readmission was defined as hospitalization within 90 days of discharge...
September 15, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Stefan G Tullius, Bohdan Pomahac, Heung Bae Kim, Matthew J Carty, Simon G Talbot, Helen M Nelson, Francis L Delmonico
We report on the to date largest recovery of 11 organs from a single deceased donor with the transplantation of face, bilateral upper extremities, heart, 1 lung, liver (split for 2 recipients), kidneys, pancreas, and intestine. Although logistically challenging, this case demonstrates the feasibility and safety of the recovery of multiple thoracic and abdominal organs with multiple vascular composite allotransplants and tissues. Our experience of 8 additional successful multiple vascular composite allotransplants, thoracic, and abdominal organ recoveries suggests that such procedures are readily accomplishable from the same deceased donor...
October 2016: Transplantation
Batsaikhan Bat-Erdene, Sergelen Orgoi, Erdene Sandag, Ulzii-Orshikh Namkhai, Bat-Ireedui Badarch, Batsaikhan Batsuuri
The sinusoidal obstructive syndrome (SOS) is a complication that usually follows hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It is also known as veno-occlusive disease, which is a rare complication of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Herein, we reported a 34 year-old female patient presenting SOS after LDLT. Its underlying cause was presumed to be associated with liver abscess and subsequent inferior vena cava stenosis. SOS led to graft failure, thus requiring retransplantation with a deceased donor liver graft...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery
Leonardo Lorente, Sergio T Rodriguez, Pablo Sanz, Antonia Pérez-Cejas, Javier Padilla, Dácil Díaz, Antonio González, María M Martín, Alejandro Jiménez, Manuel A Barrera
Cytokeratin (CK)-18 is the major intermediate filament protein in the liver and during hepatocyte apoptosis is cleaved by the action of caspases; the resulting fragments are released into the blood as caspase-cleaved cytokeratin (CCCK)-18. Higher circulating levels of CCCK-18 have been found in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than in healthy controls and than in cirrhotic patients. However, it is unknown whether serum CCCK-18 levels before liver transplantation (LT) in patients with HCC could be used as a prognostic biomarker of one-year survival, and this was the objective of our study with 135 patients...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Izumi Kirino, Yasuhiro Fujimoto, Koichiro Hata, Shinji Uemoto
The role of liver transplantation (LT) in acute liver failure (ALF) complicated by severe acute pancreatitis is still unclear. We here report a case of deceased-donor LT for idiopathic ALF accompanied by severe acute pancreatitis. A 58-year-old man with no history of liver disease presented with idiopathic ALF and acute pancreatitis. After careful consideration, he received a liver from a deceased donor. Following surgery, the patient's liver function rapidly reverted to normal level and the acute pancreatitis simultaneously subsided...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Alexander Kaltenborn, Harald Schrem, Benedikt Reichert, Felix Braun, Nikos Emmanouilidis, Jürgen Klempnauer, Thomas Becker, Nils Heits
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate whether the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) and its variants are able to predict mortality in live donor and deceased donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: Data of 29 live donor and 319 deceased donor transplantations from two German transplant centers was analyzed. The GPS, modified GPS, hepatic GPS, and Abe score were investigated. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was carried out to calculate the sensitivity, specificity, and overall model correctness of the investigated scores as a predictive model...
September 6, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Ioannis Papayannis, P Patel
Kidney transplantation from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive donors to HCV-positive recipients has always been controversial regarding the safety and the outcomes. In the posttransplant period, treatment of hepatitis C with interferon-based regimens could lead to serious side effects. A patient with chronic hepatitis C and nephropathy, on dialysis, underwent renal transplantation from an HCV-positive donor and received direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs thereafter. His renal and liver functions, as well as the hepatitis C viral load, were evaluated at predetermined intervals throughout and after his treatment...
September 2016: Progress in Transplantation
T Bittermann, A Shaked, D S Goldberg
Outcomes of retransplantation after initial living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) are poorly understood. The aim of this study is to better understand the indications, timing, and outcomes of retransplantation after initial LDLT when compared to after initial deceased donor transplantation (DDLT). From 2002 to 2013, 209 retransplant recipients after initial LDLT and 2893 after initial DDLT were identified in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing. Multivariable logistic models evaluated the association between initial transplant type and 1-year mortality...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Ashwin Rammohan, Sanjay Govil, Mohamed Rela
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September 4, 2016: Liver Transplantation
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