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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727814/low-pcsk9-levels-are-correlated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease
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Valentin Schlegel, Theresa Treuner-Kaueroff, Daniel Seehofer, Thomas Berg, Susen Becker, Uta Ceglarek, Joachim Thiery, Thorsten Kaiser
INTRODUCTION: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) plays a key role in the cholesterol metabolism and is synthesized by the liver. It interacts with the LDL-receptor to promote its degradation. The model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) score is a well-established tool to estimate the risk of mortality in patients with end-stage chronic liver disease. The study aims to assess the associations between PCSK9, hypocholesterinemia, liver synthesis, cholestasis, MELD score and mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724050/higher-meld-score-increases-the-overall-cost-on-the-waiting-list-for-liver-transplantation-a-micro-costing-analysis-based-study
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Jose Antonio Orellana Turri, Tassia Cristina Decimoni, Leandro Augusto Ferreira, Marcio Augusto Diniz, Luciana Bertocco de Paiva Haddad, Alessandro Gonçalves Campolina
BACKGROUND: The pre-transplant period is complex and includes lots of procedures. The severity of liver disease predisposes to a high number of hospitalizations and high costs procedures. Economic evaluation studies are important tools to handle costs on the waiting list for liver transplantation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the total cost of the patient on the waiting list for liver transplantation and the main resources related to higher costs...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719965/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-giant-hepatic-hemangioma-with-diffuse-hemangiomatosis-in-an-adult-a-case-report
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Ju Hyun Lee, Chang Jin Yoon, Young Hoon Kim, Ho-Seong Han, Jai Young Cho, Jai Young Cho, Haeryoung Kim, Eun Sun Jang, Jin-Wook Kim, Sook-Hyang Jeong
Hepatic hemangioma represents the most common benign primary hepatic neoplasm. Although most such tumors are small and asymptomatic, giant hepatic hemangioma is frequently symptomatic, and requires intervention. Moreover, diffuse multiple hepatic hemangiomatosis occupying almost the entire liver is extremely rare in adults, and the optimal management for this condition is unclear. We report a case of a rapidly growing, symptomatic giant hepatic hemangioma with diffuse hepatic hemangiomatosis in a 50-year-old female patient who was treated by living-donor liver transplantation...
July 19, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719072/living-donor-liver-transplantation-ldlt-in-high-meld-score-patients
#4
Sandy Feng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714072/survival-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-acute-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-compared-with-variceal-bleeding-using-current-first-line-therapies
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Alba Ardevol, Gemma Ibañez-Sanz, Joaquim Profitos, Carles Aracil, Josep M Castellvi, Edilmar Alvarado, Alba Cachero, Diana Horta, Josep Miñana, Bárbara Gomez-Pastrana, Oana Pavel, Eva Dueñas, Meritxell Casas, Montserrat Planella, Jose Castellote J, Candid Villanueva
The presence of cirrhosis increases the mortality of patients with peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB). Both acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and PUB are associated with substantial mortality in cirrhosis. This multicenter cohort study was performed to assess whether the mortality of cirrhotic patients with PUB is different from that of those with AVB. Patients with cirrhosis and acute gastrointestinal bleeding were consecutively included and treated with somatostatin and PPI infusion from admission and with antibiotic prophylaxis...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711012/osteopontin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-possible-biomarker-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up
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Manuela Cabiati, Melania Gaggini, Maria Michela Cesare, Chiara Caselli, Paolo De Simone, Franco Filipponi, Giuseppina Basta, Amalia Gastaldelli, Silvia Del Ry
Recently osteopontin (OPN), a protein of the extracellular matrix, has generated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) a significant interest as a prognostic factor. Aim of this study was to confirm, in liver tissues of subjects with HCV-positive HCC undergoing liver transplantation (RL, n=10) and of donors (DL, n=14), the increase of OPN plasma and tissue concentration, the OPN splicing isoforms expression profiling together with those of thrombin, and to evaluate a possible association between OPN measurements...
July 12, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706975/reexamining-the-association-of-body-mass-index-with-overall-survival-outcomes-after-liver-transplantation
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Su-Hsin Chang, Xiaoyan Liu, Nils P Carlsson, Yikyung Park, Graham A Colditz, Jacqueline M Garonzik-Wang, William C Chapman, Jason R Wellen, Maria B Doyle, Tarek Alhamad
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that obese patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) have an increased risk of mortality regardless of Model of End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. The purpose of this study is to identify the range of body mass index (BMI) at LT associated with the lowest risks of posttransplant mortality by MELD category. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients aged 18 years or older from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database undergoing LT between February 27, 2002, and December 31, 2013, was identified and followed up through March 14, 2014...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706580/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-partial-hepatectomy
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Luis Cesar Bredt, Luis Alberto Batista Peres
AIM: To identify risk factors for the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the postoperative period of partial hepatectomies. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 446 consecutive resections in 405 patients, analyzing clinical characteristics, preoperative laboratory data, intraoperative data, and postoperative laboratory data and clinical evolution. Adopting the International Club of Ascites criteria for the definition of AKI, potential predictors of AKI by logistic regression were identified...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698837/developing-a-donation-after-cardiac-death-risk-index-for-adult-and-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Shirin Elizabeth Khorsandi, Emmanouil Giorgakis, Hector Vilca-Melendez, John O'Grady, Michael Heneghan, Varuna Aluvihare, Abid Suddle, Kosh Agarwal, Krishna Menon, Andreas Prachalias, Parthi Srinivasan, Mohamed Rela, Wayel Jassem, Nigel Heaton
AIM: To identify objective predictive factors for donor after cardiac death (DCD) graft loss and using those factors, develop a donor recipient stratification risk predictive model that could be used to calculate a DCD risk index (DCD-RI) to help in prospective decision making on organ use. METHODS: The model included objective data from a single institute DCD database (2005-2013, n = 261). Univariate survival analysis was followed by adjusted Cox-regressional hazard model...
June 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695391/challenging-the-principle-of-utility-as-a-barrier-for-wider-use-of-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-cancer
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Michał Grąt, Jan Stypułkowski, Waldemar Patkowski, Karolina M Wronka, Emil Bik, Maciej Krasnodębski, Łukasz Masior, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Michał Wasilewicz, Karolina Grąt, Marek Krawczyk, Krzysztof Zieniewicz
BACKGROUND: Although transplant benefit appears superior for patients with advanced hepatocellular cancer (HCC), liver transplantation remains limited to selected low-risk HCC patients to keep their outcomes similar to heterogeneous group of non-HCC patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the rationale for current policy of restricting access to liver transplantation to minority of HCC patients based on utility principle. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study comprised 1246 liver transplant recipients, including 206 HCC and 1040 non-HCC patients...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694002/failure-to-rescue-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-patterns-and-predictors
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Abu Bakar Hafeez Bhatti, Faisal Saud Dar, Ammal Imran Qureshi, Nusrat Yar Khan, Haseeb Haider Zia, Eitzaz Ud Din Khan, Nasir Ayub Khan, Mohammad Salih, Najmul Hassan Shah
BACKGROUND: As a quality assessment tool, failure to rescue (FTR) has been employed in various surgical specialties. However, its role in liver transplantation has only recently been explored. To the best of our knowledge, role of FTR in living donor liver transplant (LDLT) has not been assessed previously. The objective of the current study was to determine failure to rescue (FTR) rate and it's predictors in an LDLT center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed a prospectively maintained database of patients who underwent LDLT at our center between 2012 and 2016...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688177/renal-vein-dilation-predicts-the-poor-outcome-in-patients-with-refractory-cirrhotic-ascites
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Naoki Matsumoto, Masahiro Ogawa, Mariko Kumagawa, Yukinobu Watanabe, Midori Hirayama, Takao Miura, Hiroshi Nakagawara, Shunichi Matsuoka, Mitsuhiko Moriyama, Hirotoshi Fujikawa
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Renal venous hypertension is known to be associated with worsening of renal function in patients with decompensated heart failure. Intra-abdominal hypertension including cirrhotic ascites also leads to renal venous hypertension. We aimed to clarify the effect of renal venous hypertension on cirrhotic ascites. METHODS: Two hepatologists measured the left renal vein diameter in 142 consecutive patients with refractory cirrhotic ascites using non-contrast computed tomography...
July 8, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688141/incidence-predictive-factors-and-impacts-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhotic-patients-hospitalized-for-cellulitis
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Ana Garcia Garcia de Paredes, Luis Tellez, Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Gandia, Javier Martinez, Enrique Rodriguez De Santiago, Lara Aguilera Castro, Francisco Gea, Agustín Albillos
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cellulitis is a common infection in patients with cirrhosis but its impact on progression of liver disease has been hardly addressed. This study examines the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), predictive factors, and its impacts on mortalilty in cirrhotic patients hospitalized for cellulitis. METHODS: Retrospective data from cirrhotic patients hospitalized for cellulitis over the period January 2006 to September 2015 were analyzed. AKI was defined according to revised criteria of the International Club of Ascites...
July 8, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686307/characteristics-of-liver-transplant-candidates-delisted-following-recompensation-and-predictors-of-such-delisting-in-alcohol-related-liver-disease-a-case-control-study
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Authors Aloysious D Aravinthan, Andrew S Barbas, Adam C Doyle, Mahmood Tazari, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Mark S Cattral, Anand Ghanekar, Ian D McGilvray, Markus Selzner, Paul D Greig, Mamatha Bhat, Nazia Selzner, David R Grant, Leslie B Lilly, Eberhard L Renner
Whether and when recovery beyond the need for transplant may occur in patients listed for decompensation remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of patients delisted following recompensation. Seventy-seven patients who were listed between 2005 and 2015 for decompensation, but later delisted following recompensation were included. Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) was the underlying etiology in the majority (n=47, 61%). Listing characteristics of these patients were compared with those of decompensated ALD patients who either underwent deceased donor liver transplantation or died on the waiting list...
July 7, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678428/death-with-low-meld-scores-and-possible-implications-for-organ-allocation
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EDITORIAL
J G O'Grady, J Lake
The perfect liver allocation system does not exist. The models in use reflect a balance of clinical, societal, political and regulatory priorities. MELD and its iterations perform well on transparency and accountability, which are important considerations for some stakeholders, but possibly performs less well from the patients' perspective. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672011/prognostic-role-of-noninvasive-liver-reserve-markers-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Shu-Yein Ho, Po-Hong Liu, Chia-Yang Hsu, Cheng-Yuan Hsia, Yun-Hsuan Lee, Rheun-Chuan Lee, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Ming-Chih Hou, Ya-Ju Tsai, Teh-Ia Huo
BACKGROUND: Various noninvasive liver reserve markers were proposed to indicate the severity of liver damage. However, the role and feasibility of these markers to predict the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unknown. We aimed to identify the prognostic role of the 8 currently used hepatic reserve markers in patients with HCC undergoing transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). METHODS: Between 2002 and 2013, a total of 881 patients with HCC undergoing TACE were prospectively identified and retrospectively analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671712/rifaximin-has-minor-effects-on-bacterial-composition-inflammation-and-bacterial-translocation-in-cirrhosis-a-randomized-trial
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Nina Kimer, Julie S Pedersen, Juliette Tavenier, Jeffrey E Christensen, Troels M Busk, Lise Hobolth, Aleksander Krag, Waleed Abu Al-Soud, Martin S Mortensen, Søren J Sørensen, Søren Møller, Flemming Bendtsen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Decompensated cirrhosis is characterized by disturbed haemodynamics, immune dysfunction, and high risk of infections. Translocation of viable bacteria and bacterial products from the gut to the blood is considered a key driver in this process. Intestinal decontamination with rifaximin may reduce bacterial translocation (BT) and decrease inflammation. In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of rifaximin on inflammation and BT in decompensated cirrhosis...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665060/clinical-impacts-of-donor-types-of-living-vs-deceased-donors-predictors-of-one-year-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-transplantation
#18
Eun Jung Kim, Seungjin Lim, Chong Woo Chu, Je Ho Ryu, Kwangho Yang, Young Mok Park, Byung Hyun Choi, Tae Beom Lee, Su Jin Lee
Transplantation studies about the clinical differences according to the type of donors are mostly conducted in western countries with rare reports from Asians. The aims of this study were to evaluate the clinical impacts of the type of donor, and the predictors of 1-year mortality in patients who underwent liver transplantation (LT). This study was performed for liver transplant recipients between May 2010 and December 2014 at the Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital. A total of 185 recipients who underwent LT were analyzed...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663673/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-by-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-a-rare-difficult-to-treat-infection-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
#19
Sunil Taneja, Pramod Kumar, Vikas Gautam, Ajay Duseja, Virendra Singh, Radha K Dhiman, Yogesh Chawla
INTRODUCTION: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is non-fermenting Gram-negative bacillus and has been rarely reported to cause spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in decompensated cirrhosis. OBJECTIVE: This study was done to evaluate the clinical presentation of cirrhotic patients with SBP due to Bcc and to determine its impact on clinical outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational study conducted during the period from 1st January 2013 through 31st March 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662023/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-glycyrrhizin-plus-tenofovir-vs-tenofovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-severe-acute-exacerbation
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Chao-Hung Hung, Kwong-Ming Kee, Chih-Hung Chen, Po-Lin Tseng, Ming-Chao Tsai, Chien-Hung Chen, Jing-Houng Wang, Kuo-Chin Chang, Yuan-Hung Kuo, Yi-Hao Yen, Tsung-Hui Hu, Sheng-Nan Lu
OBJECTIVES: Severe acute exacerbation (SAE) of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) may progress to liver failure with high potential mortality despite the prompt treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogs. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of glycyrrhizin in the treatment of CHB with SAE. METHODS: Sixty patients with SAE of CHB were randomly treated with tenofovir plus intravenous glycyrrhizin (group A, n=30) or with tenofovir alone (group B, n=30). Primary end points were the improvement of serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score...
June 29, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
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