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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906468/optimal-timing-of-hepatitis-c-treatment-for-patients-on-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list
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Jagpreet Chhatwal, Sumeyye Samur, Brian Kues, Turgay Ayer, Mark S Roberts, Fasiha Kanwal, Chin Hur, Drew Michael S Donnell, Raymond T Chung
: The availability of oral direct-acting antiviral (DAAs) has altered the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment paradigm for both pre- and post-liver transplant (LT) patients. There is a perceived trade-off between pre- versus post-LT treatment of HCV-treatment may improve liver function but potentially decrease the likelihood of a necessary LT. Our objective was to identify LT-eligible patients with decompensated cirrhosis who would benefit (and not benefit) from pre-LT treatment based on their MELD scores...
November 5, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897323/prognostic-durability-of-liver-fibrosis-tests-and-improvement-in-predictive-performance-for-mortality-by-combining-tests
#2
Sandrine Bertrais, Jérôme Boursier, Alexandra Ducancelle, Frédéric Oberti, Isabelle Fouchard-Hubert, Valérie Moal, Paul Calès
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is currently no recommended time interval between non-invasive fibrosis measurements for monitoring chronic liver diseases. We determined how long a single liver fibrosis evaluation may accurately predict mortality, and assessed whether combining tests improves prognostic performance. METHODS: We included 1559 patients with chronic liver disease and available baseline liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by Fibroscan, APRI, FIB-4, Hepascore, and FibroMeter(V2G) ...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895407/assessment-of-scoring-systems-for-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-at-predicting-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Hee Yeon Kim, Chang Wook Kim, Tae Yeob Kim, Do Seon Song, Dong Hyun Sinn, Eileen L Yoon, Young Kul Jung, Ki Tae Suk, Sang Soo Lee, Chang Hyeong Lee, Tae Hun Kim, Jeong Han Kim, Hyung Joon Yim, Sung Eun Kim, Soon Koo Baik, Byung Seok Lee, Jae Young Jang, Young Seok Kim, Sang Gyune Kim, Jin Mo Yang, Joo Hyun Sohn, Heon Ju Lee, Seung Ha Park, Eun Hee Choi, Dong Joon Kim
AIM: To assess the performance of proposed scores specific for acute-on-chronic liver failure in predicting short-term mortality among patients with alcoholic hepatitis. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 264 patients with clinically diagnosed alcoholic hepatitis from January to December 2013 at 21 academic hospitals in Korea. The performance for predicting short-term mortality was calculated for Chronic Liver Failure-Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (CLIF-SOFA), CLIF Consortium Organ Failure score (CLIF-C OFs), Maddrey's discriminant function (DF), age, bilirubin, international normalized ratio and creatinine score (ABIC), Glasgow Alcoholic Hepatitis Score (GAHS), model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), and MELD-Na...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895404/presepsin-teardown-pitfalls-of-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-bacterial-infection-in-cirrhosis
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Maria Papp, Tamas Tornai, Zsuzsanna Vitalis, Istvan Tornai, David Tornai, Tamas Dinya, Andrea Sumegi, Peter Antal-Szalmas
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic value of presepsin in cirrhosis-associated bacterial infections. METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen patients with cirrhosis were enrolled. At admission, the presence of bacterial infections and level of plasma presepsin, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) were evaluated. Patients were followed for three months to assess the possible association between presepsin level and short-term mortality. RESULTS: Present 34...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891371/prediction-of-post-operative-mortality-in-patients-with-hcv-related-cirrhosis-undergoing-non-hepatic-surgeries
#5
Khalid Hemida, Reham Ezzat Al Swaff, Sherif Sadek Shabana, Hani Said, Fatma Ali-Eldin
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic liver diseases are at great risk for both morbidity and mortality during the post-operative period due to the stress of surgery and the effects of general anaesthesia. AIM: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the value of Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, as compared to Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score, for prediction of 30- day post-operative mortality in Egyptian patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing non-hepatic surgery under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888359/low-25-oh-vitamin%C3%A2-d-levels-reflect-hepatic-dysfunction-and-are-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Rafael Paternostro, Doris Wagner, Thomas Reiberger, Mattias Mandorfer, Remy Schwarzer, Monika Ferlitsch, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Arnulf Ferlitsch
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vitamin D deficiency is frequent in patients with cirrhosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the relation of vitamin D status to portal hypertension, degree of liver dysfunction and survival. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who have been tested for 25-OH-vitamin D levels were retrospectively included. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as 25-OH-vitamin D levels <10 ng/ml. Child-Pugh score, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and available hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) were recorded...
November 25, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887981/predictors-of-mortality-in-the-critically-ill-cirrhotic-patient-is-the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-enough
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Alagappan Annamalai, Megan Y Harada, Melissa Chen, Tram Tran, Ara Ko, Eric J Ley, Miriam Nuno, Andrew Klein, Nicholas Nissen, Mazen Noureddin
BACKGROUND: Critically ill cirrhotics urgently require liver transplantation but are at high risk for perioperative mortality. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, recently updated to incorporate serum sodium, estimates survival probability in patients with cirrhosis but needs further evaluation in the critically ill. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive power of intensive care unit (ICU) admission MELD scores and identify clinical risk factors associated with increased mortality...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885712/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-lactulose-plus-albumin-versus-lactulose-alone-for-treatment-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
#8
Barjesh Chander Sharma, Jatinderpal Singh, Siddharth Srivastava, Alok Sangam, Alok Kumar Mantri, Nirupma Trehanpati, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is associated with poor prognosis and treatment of HE is primarily directed at the reduction of the blood ammonia levels. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of albumin plus lactulose versus lactulose alone for treatment of overt HE. METHODS: In prospective randomized controlled trial, 120 patients with overt HE were randomized in 2 groups; group A lactulose plus albumin (n = 60) and group B, lactulose alone (n = 60)...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884053/disability-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease-results-from-the-functional-assessment-in-liver-transplantation-frailt-study
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Mariya L Samoylova, Kenneth E Covinsky, Marta Haftek, Selena Kuo, John P Roberts, Jennifer C Lai
: Cirrhosis leads to sarcopenia and functional decline that can severely impact one's ability to function at home and in society. Self-reported disability scales to quantify disability - Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental ADL (IADL) - are validated to predict mortality in older adults. To evaluate disability in liver transplant (LT) candidates and quantify its impact on outcomes, consecutive outpatients ≥18y listed for LT with laboratory Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score ≥12 at a single high-volume U...
November 24, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883976/prognostic-value-of-liver-dysfunction-assessed-by-meld-xi-scoring-system-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Takahide Arai, Fumiaki Yashima, Ryo Yanagisawa, Makoto Tanaka, Hideyuki Shimizu, Keiichi Fukuda, Yusuke Watanabe, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shinichi Shirai, Masanori Yamamoto, Kentaro Hayashida
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the influence of liver dysfunction on outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Model for End-stage Liver Disease eXcluding International normalized ratio (MELD-XI) score, which was originally developed for patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation, has been reported as a predictor of heart disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of MELD-XI score for patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: Data from the prospectively maintained Optimized transCathEter vAlvular iNtervention (OCEAN-TAVI) multicenter registry were collected in 749 patients who underwent TAVI between October 2013 and August 2015...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882127/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-steroid-therapy-on-acute-liver-failure
#11
Bo Zhao, Hui-Yan Zhang, Gui-Juan Xie, Hui-Min Liu, Qing Chen, Rui-Feng Li, Jian-Ping You, Sha Yang, Qing Mao, Xu-Qing Zhang
The effects of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with acute or subacute liver failure (ALF or SALF) are controversial. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the efficacy of corticosteroids in improving spontaneous survival (SS) rate in patients with ALF and SALF, and to determine the groups with the highest rates of response to, and the most effective timing of, corticosteroid administration. A retrospective analysis was performed of all patients with ALF and SALF who were hospitalized in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Southwest Hospital, Chongqing, China from 2000-2012...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878821/liver-transplantation-for-fibrolamellar-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-national-perspective
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Leonardo Garcia Atienza, Jonathan Berger, Xiaonan Mei, Malay B Shah, Michael F Daily, Alla Grigorian, Roberto Gedaly
BACKGROUND: Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma (FL-HCC) is a rare primary liver tumor that usually presents in younger patients without underlying liver disease. METHODS: We queried the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) database between October 1988 and January 2013 to evaluate outcomes in patients with FL-HCC undergoing liver transplantation in the United States compared to patients with conventional Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). RESULTS: Sixty-three patients were identified (57% female, mean age 30 years)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868217/chronic-opioid-use-is-associated-with-altered-gut-microbiota-and-predicts-readmissions-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#13
C Acharya, N S Betrapally, P M Gillevet, R K Sterling, H Akbarali, M B White, D Ganapathy, A Fagan, M Sikaroodi, J S Bajaj
BACKGROUND: Opioid use is epidemic in cirrhosis, which could precipitate hepatic encephalopathy (HE) potentially through gut dysbiosis and inflammation. AIM: To define the effect of opioids on readmissions and on gut microbiota composition and functionality. METHODS: Cohort 1 had 200 cirrhotic in-patients (with/without opioid use) followed prospectively through the index hospitalisation and 6 months post discharge. Readmissions (HE-related/unrelated) were compared between patients discharged on opioids compared to the rest, including using a multi-variable analysis...
November 20, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864873/hereditary-haemorrhagic-telangiectasia-to-transplant-or-not-to-transplant-is-there-a-right-time-for-liver-transplantation
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Yannick D Muller, Roland Oppliger, Romain Breguet, Philippe Meyer, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Pierre-Auguste Petignat, Thomas Harr, Eric Dayer, Jörg D Seebach
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia is characterized by arterio-venous malformations (AVM). It frequently involves the liver without clinical symptoms, but may lead to biliary ischaemia, portal hypertension, or fatal high-output heart failure. The indication of liver transplantation is controversial. METHODS: Herein, we report the case of a 65-year-old female patient with a 'double Osler syndrome' consisting of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and type I hereditary angioedema diagnosed at the age of 25 and 22 years respectively...
December 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862671/usefulness-of-albumin-bilirubin-grade-for-evaluation-of-long-term-prognosis-for-hepatitis-b-related-cirrhosis
#15
R-C Chen, Y-J Cai, J-M Wu, X-D Wang, M Song, Y-Q Wang, M-H Zheng, Y-P Chen, Z Lin, K Q Shi
Long-term prognosis varies widely among patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver cirrhosis. Our study aimed to investigate the applicability of albumin-bilirubin (ALBI), Child-Pugh and model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores to the long-term prognosis prediction of HBV-related cirrhosis. Patients diagnosed with HBV-associated cirrhosis from the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University between January 2010 and December 2015 were enrolled in this study. The patients were followed up every 3 months...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861295/improving-national-results-in-liver-transplantation-using-grafts-from-donation-after-cardiac-death-donors
#16
Kristopher P Croome, David D Lee, Andrew P Keaveny, C Burcin Taner
BACKGROUND: Published reports describing the national experience with liver grafts from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors have resulted in reservations with their widespread utilization. The present study aimed to investigate if temporal improvements in outcomes have been observed on a national level and to determine if donor and recipient selection have been modified in a fashion consistent with published data on DCD use in liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: Patients undergoing DCD LT between 2003 and 2014 were obtained from the United Network of Organ Sharing Standard Transplant Analysis and Research file and divided into 3 equal eras based on the date of DCD LT: era 1 (2003-2006), era 2 (2007-2010), and era 3 (2011-2014)...
December 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860456/independent-prognostic-factors-for-posttransplant-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation
#17
Minzhi Xing, Hyun S Kim
The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal trends in locoregional therapy (LRT) use in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients listed for transplant, and evaluate independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) in HCC patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database was used to identify HCC patients listed for liver transplantation from 1988 to 2014, and longitudinal rates of bridging LRT were calculated. OLT recipients listed from 2002 to 2013 and transplanted up to 2014, with ≥1 year of follow-up were further analyzed...
November 16, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859489/elevated-fabp1-serum-levels-are-associated-with-poorer-survival-in-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-failure
#18
Constantine J Karvellas, Jaime L Speiser, Mélanie Tremblay, William M Lee, Christopher F Rose
BACKGROUND/AIM: Acetaminophen (APAP)-induced Acute Liver Failure (ALF) is associated with significant mortality. Traditional prognostic scores lack sensitivity. HYPOTHESIS: Serum Liver-type Fatty Acid Binding Protein (FABP1) early (day 1) or late (day 3-5) levels are associated with 21-day mortality in the absence of liver transplant. METHODS: Serum samples from 198 APAP-ALF patients (nested case control study with 99 survivors, 99 non-survivors) were analyzed by ELISA methods and assessed with clinical data from the US Acute Liver Failure Study Group (ALFSG) Registry (1998-2014)...
November 18, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852547/prevalence-of-igg-4-associated-cholangiopathy-based-on-serum-igg-4-levels-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-its-relationship-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
Seyed Alireza Taghavi, Shaghayegh Kaedi Majd, Mahnoosh Sianati, Masood Sepehrimanesh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Autoimmune cholangiopathy is part of a fibro-inflammatory immunoglobulin G-4 (IgG-4)-related systemic disease that causes biliary tract strictures. Its clinical presentation is quite similar to that of more common diseases such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and pancreatobilliary malignancies. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the prevalence of IgG-4-associated cholangiopathy (IAC) in patients diagnosed with PSC and its relationship with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
November 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852540/stem-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-liver-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Zishuai Liu, Junnan Li, Ping Li, Mei Bai, Yanjun Guo, Mingzi Han, Feifei Zhang, Robin Ahmed, Shizhu Jin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The therapeutic efficacy of stem cell transplantation in liver diseases has not yet been determined. The objective of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate changes in liver function and clinical outcome following stem cell transplantation in patients with liver disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature review of NCBI, Cochrane Library, and MEDLINE was performed. Eligible studies reported liver function indices and prothrombin time (PT) before and after transplantation...
November 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
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