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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673640/meld-xi-scoring-system-to-predict-outcomes-in-patients-who-undergo-lvad-implantation-commentary
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Veli K Topkara
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April 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672883/assessment-of-advanced-liver-fibrosis-and-the-risk-for-hepatic-decompensation-in-patients-with-congestive-hepatopathy
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REVIEW
Alexander Lemmer, Lisa B Van-Wagner, Daniel Ganger
Congestive hepatopathy (CH) arises from chronically elevated right sided heart pressures transmitted to the liver by passive venous congestion. Over time CH can lead to hepatic bridging fibrosis, decompensated cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Currently there are no evidence-based guidelines to direct appropriate screening or management of patients with CH partly because of the inability of current clinical tools (serum tests, imaging studies, liver stiffness measurements, and liver biopsy) to accurately estimate hepatic fibrosis or the risk for hepatic decompensation...
April 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670387/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-and-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score-accurately-predict-the-in-hospital-mortality-of-black-african-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-at-initial-hospitalization-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Alassan Kouamé Mahassadi, Justine Laure Konang Nguieguia, Henriette Ya Kissi, Anthony Afum-Adjei Awuah, Aboubacar Demba Bangoura, Stanislas Adjeka Doffou, Alain Koffi Attia
Background: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) predict short-term mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Prediction of mortality at initial hospitalization is unknown in black African patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Aim: This study aimed to look at the role of MELD score and SIRS as the predictors of morbidity and mortality at initial hospitalization. Patients and methods: In this retrospective cohort study, we enrolled 159 patients with cirrhosis (median age: 49 years, 70...
2018: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669970/prognostic-relevance-of-liver-stiffness-assessed-by-transient-elastography-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#4
Yuki Saito, Mahoto Kato, Koichi Nagashima, Koyuru Monno, Yoshihiro Aizawa, Yasuo Okumura, Naoki Matsumoto, Mitsuhiko Moriyama, Atsushi Hirayama
BACKGROUND: Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is often accompanied by liver congestion through increased right atrial pressure (RAP). Liver stiffness (LS) assessed non-invasively using transient elastography is related to increased RAP and liver congestion in patients with general HF. We investigated the relationship of LS with clinical and echocardiographic variables and outcomes in patients with ADHF.Methods and Results:The subjects were 105 patients with ADHF admitted to hospital between October 2016 and June 2017...
April 17, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668120/cytomegalovirus-infection-in-living-donor-liver-transplant-recipients-significantly-impacts-the-early-post-transplant-outcome-a-single-center-experience
#5
Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Sanjiv Saigal, Narendra Singh Choudhary, Sujeet Saha, Jayant Kumar Sah, Neeraj Saraf, Naveen Kumar, Sanjay Goja, Amit Rastogi, Prashant Bhangui, A S Soin
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common viral infection in liver transplant recipients that influences the outcomes of liver transplantation. However, its impact on early outcomes following living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is not fully defined in the Indian subcontinent. This study was done to assess the impact of CMV infection on early post-transplant outcomes in LDLT recipients. METHODS: Out of 272 LDLTs performed from January 2012 to April 2013, 151 recipients underwent CMV viral load analysis in plasma within 90 days post LDLT based on clinical suspicion...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661436/model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score-before-hepatic-transplantation-and-root-mean-square-of-the-diaphragmatic-domes-affect-postoperative-extubation-time
#6
R P Duarte, A M O da Silva, R M Tonella, L S R Ratti, I F S F Boin
INTRODUCTION: The liver transplantation procedure, in addition to its prolonged surgical time, also predisposes to complications such as changes in respiratory mechanics, lung volumes, and gas exchange. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to verify if clinical factors related to the recipient, namely immediate pretransplant Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, surgical time, and root square metric (RMS) of the diaphragmatic domes, affect the extubation time after liver transplantation...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661433/better-selection-criteria-with-prognostic-factors-for-liver-transplantation
#7
L S Nacif, R S Pinheiro, V Rocha-Santos, V M Barbosa, A P de Moura Dias, R B Martino, R A Macedo, L Ducatti, L Haddad, F Galvão, W Andraus, L Carneiro D' Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation has evolved significantly in recent years, with each advancement part of the effort toward increasing patient and graft survival as well as quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic factors and selection criteria for liver transplantation. METHODS: Our study was a statistical analysis, logistic regression, and survival evaluation of a total of 80 liver transplants that were performed between June 1, 2016 and September 24, 2016...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661431/stratifying-mortality-in-a-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-waiting-list-a-brazilian-single-center-study
#8
R B Martino, D R Waisberg, A P M Dias, V B S Inoue, R M Arantes, L B P Haddad, W Andraus, L D Lopes, F H F Galvão, A T W Song, L A C D'Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) system reliably predicts mortality in cirrhotic patients. However, the etiology of liver disease and presence of portal vein thrombosis are not directly taken into account in MELD score. Its impact on the outcomes of patients on the waiting list is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate mortality and access to transplantation regarding etiology of liver disease and portal vein thrombosis (PVT). METHODS: A total of 465 adult patients on the liver waiting list from August 2015 to August 2016 were followed up until August 2017...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660764/prognostic-utility-of-meld-xi-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients-undergoing-cardiac-transplantation
#9
Evan D Adams, Nicholas J Jackson, Tim Young, Eugene C DePasquale, Leigh C Reardon
BACKGROUND: MELD-XI (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease eXcluding INR) at cardiac transplant has demonstrated prognostic survival utility, but has not been specifically validated in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) in a registry study. METHODS: Adults undergoing first time orthotopic heart transplant from 2005-2015 in the UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) registry were examined in parallel: ACHD (n=543), ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM, n=6,954) and valvular heart disease (VHD, n=355)...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655525/predictive-value-of-liver-damage-for-severe-early-complications-and-survival-after-heart-transplantation-a-retrospective-analysis
#10
Pascal Lebray, Shaida Varnous, Alina Pascale, Philippe Leger, Charles Edouard Luyt, Vlad Ratziu, Mona Munteanu, Salima Ould Amar, Dominique Thabut, Jean Chastre, Alain Pavie, Thierry Poynard, Pascal Leprince
BACKGROUND: Hepatic dysfunction is often associated with advanced heart failure. Its impact on complications following heart transplantation is not well known. We studied the influence of preoperative hepatic dysfunction on the results of heart transplantation with a specific priority access for critical patients. METHODS: Consecutive heart transplantation patients were retrospectively analyzed at listing to detect predictive factors for early complications and survival following heart transplantation...
April 11, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651764/can-functional-parameters-from-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetate-mri-predict-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#11
Kumar Sandrasegaran, Enming Cui, Reem Elkady, Pauley Gasparis, Gitasree Borthakur, Mark Tann, Suthat Liangpunsakul
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of quantitative parameters of gadoxetate-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in predicting prognosis in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: A cohort of 63 cirrhotic patients who had gadoxetate MRI and 2-year clinical follow-up was enrolled. Enhancement ratio (ER), contrast enhancement index (CEI) and contrast enhancement spleen index (CES) were calculated. The usefulness of these parameters and clinical scores, such as Child-Pugh score (CPS) and model for end stage liver disease (MELD), in predicting adverse outcomes, such as variceal bleeding (VB), hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and mortality at 2 years were evaluated...
April 12, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648877/role-of-mitophagy-regulation-by-ros-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-during-acute-liver-failure
#12
Zhen Tian, Yi Chen, Naijuan Yao, Chunhua Hu, Yuchao Wu, Dandan Guo, Jinfeng Liu, Yuan Yang, Tianyan Chen, Yingren Zhao, Yingli He
Liver sinusoids serve as the first line of defence against extrahepatic stimuli from the intestinal tract. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are pericytes residing in the perisinusoidal space that integrate cytokine-mediated inflammatory responses in the sinusoids and relay these signals to the liver parenchyma. Oxidative stress has been shown to promote inflammation during acute liver failure (ALF). Whether and how oxidative stress is involved in HSC inflammation during ALF remains unclear. Level of systemic oxidative stress is reflected by superoxide dismutase (SOD)...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642845/prognostic-value-of-liver-stiffness-in-hiv-hcv-coinfected-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#13
Leire Pérez-Latorre, Matilde Sánchez-Conde, Pilar Miralles, Juan Carlos López, Francisco Parras, Francisco Tejerina, Teresa Aldámiz-Echevarría, Ana Carrero, Cristina Díez, Margarita Ramírez, Isabel Gutiérrez, José María Bellón, Rafael Bañares, Juan Berenguer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the utility of transient elastography (TE) for assessing the prognosis of patients with decompensated cirrhosis (DC). METHODS: We analyzed HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with DC who underwent TE as part of their routine follow-up between 2006 and 2015. We also calculated the liver stiffness spleen diameter-to-platelet score (LSPS), FIB-4 index, albumin, MELD score, and Child-Pugh score. The primary outcome was death. RESULTS: The study population comprised 65 patients...
April 11, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626453/meld-xi-scoring-system-to-predict-outcomes-in-patients-who-undergo-lvad-implantation
#14
Andre Critsinelis, Chitaru Kurihara, Nastasya Volkovicher, Masashi Kawabori, Tadahisa Sugiura, Marcos Manon, Suwei Wang, Andrew B Civitello, Jeffrey A Morgan
BACKGROUND: The use of continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) to treat advanced heart failure is increasing. While risk score such as MELD and the HeartMate II Risk Score require the use of INR, many patients are on anticoagulation prior to CF-LVAD implantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease-eXcluding INR (MELD-XI) scoring system to predict clinical outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure who undergo CF-LVAD implantation...
April 4, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625308/the-effect-of-underlying-liver-disease-on-perioperative-outcomes-following-craniotomy-for-tumor-an-acs-nsqip-analysis
#15
Nicholas J Goel, Kalil G Abdullah, Omar A Choudhri, David K Kung, Timothy H Lucas, Han-Chiao Isaac Chen
BACKGROUND: The association between underlying liver disease and poor surgical outcomes has been well-documented across a wide variety of surgical disciplines. However, very little is known about the importance of liver disease in neurosurgery. Here, we assess the independent effect of liver disease on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing craniotomy for tumor. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was queried for patients undergoing craniotomy for tumor from 2006 to 2015...
April 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623506/considerations-when-treating-hepatitis-c-in-a-cirrhotic-transplant-candidate
#16
REVIEW
Kimberly E Daniel, Adnan Said
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review examines the issues in determining the decision to treat a HCV-positive patient who is a liver transplant (LT) candidate with highly effective and well-tolerated direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Cure of HCV with DAA can improve liver function and allow delisting in some patients. Beyond a threshold of hepatic impairment (likely MELD score > 16 to 20), patients may experience a decline in MELD score with HCV cure without improvement in liver-related complications resulting in decreased opportunity to receive a LT...
April 5, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623264/bacterial-infection-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-autoimmune-liver-disease-associated-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#17
Xuan Zhang, Ping Chen, Hainv Gao, Shaorui Hao, Meifang Yang, Hong Zhao, Jianhua Hu, Weihang Ma, Lanjuan Li
Objective: To date, few studies are available on autoimmune liver disease-associated acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). The aim of this study is to investigate bacterial infection and predictors of mortality in these patients. Methods: We retrospectively studied patients with autoimmune liver disease from August 2012 to August 2017. Clinical data of the patients were retrieved for analysis. Results: There were 53 ACLF patients and 53 patients without ACLF in this study...
2018: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620614/reduced-access-to-liver-transplantation-in-women-role-of-height-meld-exception-scores-and-renal-function-underestimation
#18
Alina M Allen, Julie K Heimbach, Joseph J Larson, Kristin C Mara, W Ray Kim, Patrick S Kamath, Terry M Therneau
BACKGROUND: Sex-based disparities in liver transplantation (LT) are incompletely understood. We assessed the role of height, MELD, MELD-Na and exception points in the disparate access to LT. METHODS: Adults waitlisted for LT at Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) between 2002 and 2013 were included. Covariates associated with likelihood of LT were analyzed by Cox proportional model. In a separate cohort of waitlisted adults with glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measurement by iothalamate clearance (n=611), we determined the number of creatinine-derived MELD points in men vs women, across all ranges of GFR...
April 3, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620176/%C3%AE-2%C3%A2-adrenergic-receptor-functionality-and-genotype-in-two-different-models-of-chronic-inflammatory-disease-liver-cirrhosis-and-osteoarthritis
#19
Reyes Roca, Pablo Esteban, Pedro Zapater, María-Del-Mar Inda, Anna Lucia Conte, Laura Gómez-Escolar, Helena Martínez, José F Horga, José M Palazon, Ana M Peiró
The present study was designed to investigate the functional status of β2 adrenoceptors (β2AR) in two models of chronic inflammatory disease: liver cirrhosis (LC) and osteoarthritis (OA). The β2AR gene contains three single nucleotide polymorphisms at amino acid positions 16, 27 and 164. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential influence of lymphocyte β2AR receptor functionality and genotype in LC and OA patients. Blood samples from cirrhotic patients (n=52, hepatic venous pressure gradient 13±4 mmHg, CHILD 7±2 and MELD 11±4 scores), OA patients (n=30, 84% Kellgren‑Lawrence severity 4 grade, 14% knee replacement joint) and healthy volunteers as control group (n=26) were analyzed...
March 29, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616318/re-transplantation-for-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-a-national-perspective
#20
Shu Kwun Lui, Catherine R Garcia, Xiaonan Mei, Roberto Gedaly
BACKGROUND: Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is a major complication after liver transplantation that commonly requires re-transplantation. METHODS: We queried the UNOS dataset for all patients transplanted between 1995 and 2015 for HAT. RESULTS: We identified 623 patients who underwent re-transplantation for HAT with a mean age of 51.25 + 10.4 years. The mean BMI was 26.72 kg/m2 , and mean MELD score was 19.62 + 9.09. There was a higher proportion of male patients, with higher prevalence of pre-transplant portal vein thrombosis (7...
April 3, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
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