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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457445/model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-and-seven-derivations-to-prioritize-liver-transplant-candidates-which-is-the-winner
#1
Fariba Tohidinezhad, Saeid Eslami, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Mohsen Aliakbarian
OBJECTIVES: Under the present liver transplant policy, patients with the highest risk of death receive preference for organ placement. The aim of this study was to evaluate the Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) and seven prognostic derivatives of this test for outcome prediction in cirrhotic patients on liver transplant wait lists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 416 patients (65.9% male; age 49 ± 13.9 years) who were entered to liver transplant wait lists from January 2013 to October 2016...
February 16, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457214/maintenance-zinc-therapy-after-initial-penicillamine-chelation-to-treat-symptomatic-hepatic-wilson-s-disease-in-resource-constrained-setting
#2
Piyush Gupta, Mehul Choksi, Ashish Goel, Uday Zachariah, Kattiparambil Gangadharan Sajith, Jeyamani Ramachandran, George Chandy, George Kurian, Grace Rebekah, Chundamannil Eapen Eapen
BACKGROUND: Experience with zinc in treating symptomatic hepatic Wilson's disease (WD) is limited. AIM: To study the efficacy of Penicillamine followed by zinc in treating symptomatic hepatic Wilson's disease. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed case records of 31 symptomatic hepatic WD patients for whom disease severity scores (Child's, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), Nazer's, and New Wilson Index (NWI) score) and 24-h urinary copper were compared at 3-time points-baseline at presentation, at transition from penicillamine to zinc and at end of follow up...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456711/value-of-the-albumin-bilirubin-score-in-the-evaluation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-liver-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Qing Lei, Yinhua Zhang, Changzheng Ke, Chunchun Yan, Ping Huang, Haixia Shen, Huiting Lei, Yue Chen, Jie Luo, Zhongji Meng
The aim of the present study was to investigate the value of the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) score in the assessment of the disease conditions of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF), HBV-related liver cirrhosis (HBV-LC) and HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HBV-HCC). A total of 395 patients with HBV-ACLF, HBV-LC, or HBV-HCC were retrospectively studied. The ALBI, Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP), and Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores of the patients were calculated, and the relationships between the ALBI score and the CTP and MELD scores were investigated...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455458/diagnosis-presentation-and-initial-severity-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-aih-in-patients-attending-28-hospitals-in-the-uk
#4
Victoria Gordon, Ratul Adhikary, Victoria Appleby, Debasis Das, James Day, Toby Delahooke, Selena Dixon, David Elphick, Claire Hardie, Barbara Hoeroldt, Patricia Hooper, John Hutchinson, Rebecca Jones, Faisal Khan, Guruprasad P Aithal, John McGonigle, Andrew Nelson, Alick Nkhoma, Stavroula Pelitari, Martin Prince, Annell Prosser, Vinay Sathanarayana, Sophia Savva, Naina Shah, Sushma Saksena, Sreedhari Thayalasekaran, Deven Vani, Andrew Yeoman, Dermot Gleeson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is limited information regarding patients with AIH outside relatively few large centres. We describe here the presenting features of patients with AIH, collected as part of an audit involving 28 UK hospitals. METHODS: Patients (incident since 1/1/2007 or prevalent since 1/1/2000) were >18 years and either met 1999 International AIH Group (IAIHG) diagnostic criteria (n=1164), or received immunosuppressive therapy for clinically diagnosed AIH (n=103)...
February 17, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454342/social-support-for-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation-in-a-public-university-hospital
#5
Clerison Stelvio Garcia, Agnaldo Soares Lima, Ehideé Isabel Gómez La-Rotta, Ilka de Fátima Santana Ferreira Boin
BACKGROUND: Several diseases may lead to the need for liver transplantation due to progressive organ damage until the onset of cirrhosis, resulting in changes in interpersonal relationships. Social Support for transplant candidates is an important variable, providing them with psychological and social well-being. This study aims to assess social support in chronic hepatic patients, waiting for liver transplantation. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 119 patients, for convenience sampling, from the liver transplant waiting list at a Brazilian University Hospital Outpatients...
February 17, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453915/efficacy-of-nucleoside-analogues-for-hepatitis-b-virus-related-liver-failure-a-network-meta-analysis
#6
Jian Wu, Fang Yin, Xinmin Zhou
The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of nucleoside analogues (NAs) in the treatment of HBV-related liver failure. The data of patients with HBV-related liver failure treated with nucleoside analogues were used to conduct a network meta-analysis. A total of 1660 patients from 12 articles about the efficacy of lamivudine, entecavir, telbivudine and tenofovir for HBV-related liver failure treatment were recruited in the study. The highest two- and three-month survival rate was recorded for patients using tenofovir...
March 1, 2018: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444357/safety-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-versus-warfarin-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation
#7
Pavel Goriacko, Keith T Veltri
BACKGROUND: A complication of chronic liver disease (CLD) is the abnormality of coagulation. In clinical practice, this increased risk of bleeding has not been identified as a protective factor against stroke or systemic embolism associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). The objective of this study was to assess the safety of direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) agents versus warfarin in CLD patients with AF. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with CLD and AF initiated on oral anticoagulants...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442067/retreatment-with-sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-genotype-4-who-failed-a-previous-interferon-free-regimen-a-case-series
#8
Lucio Boglione, Simone Mornese Pinna, Tommaso Lupia, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri
BACKGROUND: The novel available interferon (IFN)-free regimens significantly improved the sustained virological response (SVR) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), without important side-effects and with shorter duration of treatment. In a subset of patients, however, the treatment failure (TF) was due to the presence of resistance-associated substitutions (RAS) that lead to virological breakthrough (BT) or relapse. We analyzed in this case-series the role of RAS on the TF in cirrhotic patients with GT4, treated with a previous IFN-free regimen, and retreated with the combination of sofosbuvir (SOF)/velpatasvir (VEL) for 12 or 24 weeks, without ribavirin (RBV)...
February 14, 2018: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438423/immature-platelet-fraction-and-thrombopoietin-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-cohort-study
#9
Philip Rauber, Frank Lammert, Katharina Grotemeyer, Beate Appenrodt
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Thrombocytopenia occurs frequently in patients with cirrhosis. The immature platelet fraction (IPF%) is measured to differentiate the causes of thrombocytopenia. To date the relevance of thrombopoietin (TPO) in the context of cirrhosis is unknown. The aim of our study was to investigate the cause of thrombocytopenia in patients with liver cirrhosis by measuring IPF%, TPO and spleen size. In addition we examined the use of IPF% to evaluate the severity of cirrhosis and its complications...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438135/assessment-of-prognostic-performance-of-albumin-bilirubin-child-pugh-and-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-scores-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-complicated-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#10
Sofia A Xavier, Ricardo Vilas-Boas, Pedro Boal Carvalho, Joana T Magalhães, Carla M Marinho, José B Cotter
OBJECTIVE: The Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) score was developed recently to assess the severity of liver dysfunction. We aimed to assess its prognostic performance in patients with liver cirrhosis complicated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) while comparing it with Child-Pugh (CP) and Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective unicentric study, including consecutive adult patients with cirrhosis admitted for UGIB between January 2011 and November 2015...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435320/outcome-and-natural-course-of-renal-dysfunction-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-severely-impaired-kidney-function-prior-to-transplantation
#11
T Horvatits, S Pischke, V M Proske, L Fischer, S Scheidat, F Thaiss, V Fuhrmann, A W Lohse, B Nashan, M Sterneck
Background: Since introduction of the MELD score in the liver allograft allocation system, renal insufficiency has emerged as an increasing problem. Here we evaluated the course of kidney function in patients with advanced renal insufficiency prior to liver transplantation (LT). Methods: A total of 254 patients undergoing LT at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (2011-2015) were screened for renal impairment (GFR < 30 ml/min) prior to LT in this observational study...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435276/serum-osteopontin-is-a-predictor-of-prognosis-for-hbv-associated-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#12
Longgen Liu, Jianchun Lu, Chunyan Ye, Lin Lin, Shuqin Zheng, Hongyu Zhang, Qing Lan, Yuan Xue
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a syndrome with a high rate of short-term mortality, and clinically it is important to identify patients at high risk of mortality. The present study evaluated the value of osteopontin (OPN) in the prediction of 90-day mortality in patients with ACLF. A total of 54 patients with HBV-associated ACLF were enrolled, and serum OPN levels were determined in a prospective, observational study design. Survival analysis was performed using Kaplan-Meier curves, and multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression was used to analyze independent risk factors of mortality...
February 2018: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433966/temporal-changes-in-liver-stiffness-after-fontan-operation-results-of-serial-magnetic-resonance-elastography
#13
Alexander Egbe, William R Miranda, Heidi M Connolly, Arooj R Khan, Mohamad Al-Otaibi, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Douglas Simonetto, Patrick Kamath, Carole Warnes
BACKGROUND: The relationship between temporal progression of magnetic resonance elastography derived liver stiffness (MRE-LS) and progression of Fontan associated liver disease (FALD) is unknown. To assess this relationship, we hypothesized that progression of MRE-LS correlated with progression FALD severity and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective review of Fontan patients who had >1 liver MRE, 2010-2016. Annual change in MRE-LS was the quotient of the difference between baseline and subsequent MRE-LS, and the interval between scans...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433797/higher-transaminase-levels-in-the-postoperative-period-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-are-associated-with-worse-survival
#14
Eniko Holndonner-Kirst, Adam Nagy, Nikoletta Rahel Czobor, Levente Fazekas, Daniel Janos Lex, Balazs Sax, Istvan Hartyanszky, Bela Merkely, Janos Gal, Andrea Szekely
OBJECTIVE: Preoperative liver function in heart failure patients is associated with extensive functional, structural, and hemodynamic abnormalities. The authors hypothesized that perioperative liver dysfunction is associated with worse 2-year survival after orthotopic heart transplantation. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Single-center, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 209 consecutive patients undergoing heart transplantation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428100/clinical-analysis-of-liver-transplantation-in-autoimmune-liver-diseases
#15
Cheng-Peng Zhong, Zhi-Feng Xi, Qiang Xia
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune liver diseases (ALDs) consist of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), IgG4-associated cholangitis and overlap syndromes. Patients with these diseases may gradually progress to end-stage liver diseases and need liver transplantation. The present study aimed to explore the prognosis of patients with ALDs after liver transplantation. METHODS: The clinical data of 80 patients with ALD (24 cases of AIH, 35 of PBC, 15 of PSC and 6 of AIH-PBC overlap syndromes) who underwent liver transplantation in Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine from June 2004 to September 2016 were collected retrospectively...
February 2018: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427322/comparison-of-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-daptomycin-susceptible-and-nonsusceptible-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-infections-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#16
Jessica D Lewis, Andrew J Barros, Costi D Sifri
BACKGROUND: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) infections are common in liver transplant recipients (LTRs). Daptomycin (DAP) is an important treatment for such infections; however, DAP-nonsusceptible VRE (DNS-VRE) are increasingly frequent. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical characteristics and outcomes of LTRs with infections due to DNS-VRE and DAP-susceptible VRE (DS-VRE). METHODS: A single center, retrospective review of patients who underwent liver transplantation between 1/1/2010 and 12/31/15 and developed infections due to DS-VRE or DNS-VRE post-transplant was performed...
February 10, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409981/liver-transplantation-for-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis-updated-lessons-from-the-world-s-largest-series
#17
Sharon R Weeks, Zhaoli Sun, Mary E McCaul, Heng Zhu, Robert A Anders, Benjamin Philosophe, Shane E Ottmann, Jacqueline M Garonzik Wang, Ahmet O Gurakar, Andrew M Cameron
BACKGROUND: Six-month sobriety prior to transplantation for alcoholic liver disease is typically required but poorly supported by data. We initiated a pilot program following a report of liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) in which the 6-month rule was waived. We previously reported early outcomes; we now provide longer follow-up in the largest cohort of early liver transplantation for SAH in the literature to date. STUDY DESIGN: Forty-six carefully selected patients with SAH underwent liver transplantation from October 2012-July 2017, none of whom had been abstinent for 6 months...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409843/t-cell-dysfunction-and-patient-age-are-associated-with-poor-outcomes-after-mechanical-circulatory-support-device-implantation
#18
Joanna M Schaenman, Maura Rossetti, Yael Korin, Tiffany Sidwell, Victoria Groysberg, Emily Liang, Sitaram Vangala, Nicholas Wisniewski, Eleanor Chang, Maral Bakir, Galyna Bondar, Martin Cadeiras, Murray Kwon, Elaine F Reed, Mario Deng
Immunologic impairment may contribute to poor outcomes after implantation of mechanical circulatory support device (MCSD), with infection often as a terminal event. The study of immune dysfunction is of special relevance given the growing numbers of older patients with heart disease. The aim of the study was to define which immunologic characteristics are associated with development of adverse clinical outcomes after MCSD implantation. We isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients pre- and up to 20 days post-MCSD implantation and analyzed them by multiparameter flow cytometry for T cell dysfunction, including terminal differentiation, exhaustion, and senescence...
January 31, 2018: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406608/the-optimal-timing-of-hepatitis-c-therapy-in-liver-transplant-eligible-patients-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-new-opportunities
#19
Paolo A Cortesi, Luca S Belli, Rita Facchetti, Chiara Mazzarelli, Giovanni Perricone, Stella De Nicola, Giancarlo Cesana, Christophe Duvoux, Lorenzo G Mantovani, Mario Strazzabosco
Different strategies of DAAs treatment are currently possible both pre and post liver-transplantation (LT). Clinical and economic consequences of these strategies still need to be adequately investigated; this study aims at assessing their cost-effectiveness. A decision-analytical model was created to simulate the progression of HCV-infected patients listed for decompensated cirrhosis (DCC) or for Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Three DAAs treatment strategies were compared: (i) a 12-week course of DAAs prior to transplantation (PRE-LT), (ii) a 4-week course of DAAs starting at the time of transplantation (PERI-LT), and (iii) a 12-week course of DAAs administered at disease recurrence (POST-LT)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404491/remodeling-the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-for-predicting-mortality-risk-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-acute-kidney-injury
#20
Xiao-Dong Zhou, Qin-Fen Chen, Dan-Qin Sun, Chen-Fei Zheng, Dong-Jie Liang, Jian Zhou, Song-Jie Wang, Wen-Yue Liu, Sven Van Poucke, Xiao-Dong Wang, Ke-Qing Shi, Wei-Jian Huang, Ming-Hua Zheng
Serum creatinine measurement demonstrates a poor specificity and sensitivity for the early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with cirrhosis. The existing model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score reveals multiple pitfalls in critically ill patients with cirrhosis and acute kidney injury (CAKI). The aim of this study was to re-evaluate the role of creatinine values in the existing MELD score and to develop a novel score for CAKI, named the "acute kidney injury-model for end-stage liver disease score" (AKI-MELD score)...
October 2017: Hepatology communications
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