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Anesthesia for liver transplant

S H Lauz Medeiros, A de Oliveira Menezes, L Zogbi, E Frasson de Souza Montero
BACKGROUND: The ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) phenomenon can cause the dysfunction of some transplanted organs and other distant organs. Liver surgery success, including transplantations, may depend on the adverse effects of intestinal mucosa injury arising from temporary porta triad occlusion. The study objective was to examine I/R liver effects on the small intestine in rats after N-acetylcysteine (NAC) treatment. METHODS: Twenty-four male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 2 groups...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Vesa Anttila, Henri Haapanen, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Johanna Herajärvi, Tuomas Anttila, Tatu Juvonen
In remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) short periods of non-lethal ischemia followed by reperfusion of tissue or organ prepare remote tissue or organ to resist a subsequent more severe ischemia-reperfusion injury. The signaling mechanism of RIPC can be humoral communication, neuronal stimulation, systemic modification of circulating immune cells, and activation of hypoxia inducible genes. Despite promising evidence from experimental studies, the clinical effects of RIPC have been controversial. Heterogeneity of inclusion and exclusion criteria and confounding factors such as comedication, anesthesia, comorbidities, and other risk factors may have influenced the efficacy of RIPC...
September 5, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Teiji Sawa, Mao Kinoshita, Atsushi Kainuma, Koichi Akiyama, Yoshifumi Naito, Hideya Kato, Fumimasa Amaya, Keiji Shigemi
Arterial pulse waveform analysis (APWA) with a semi-invasive cardiac output monitoring device is popular in perioperative hemodynamic and fluid management. However, in APWA, evaluation of hemodynamic data is not well discussed. In this study, we analyzed how we visually interpret hemodynamic data, including stroke volume variation (SVV) and stroke volume (SV) derived from APWA. We performed arithmetic estimation of the SVV-SV relationship and applied measured values to this estimation. We then collected measured values in six anesthesia cases, including three liver transplantations and three other types of surgeries, to apply them to this SVV-SVI (stroke volume variation index) plot...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
V Perilli, P Aceto, T Sacco, C Modesti, P Ciocchetti, F Vitale, A Russo, G Fasano, A Dottorelli, L Sollazzi
Graft and patients survival are the main goal of anesthesiological management in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT). Even if anesthesiological practice sustained major developments over time, some evidence-based intraoperative strategies have not yet been widely applied. The aim of this review was to summarize intraoperative anesthesiological strategies which could have the potential to improve LT graft and/or recipient survival. Monitoring must be as accurate as possible in order to manage intraoperative hemodynamic changes...
July 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Naoto Fukunaga, Kenji Uryuhara, Tadaaki Koyama
A 64-year-old female patient with aortitis syndrome presented with progressive intermittent claudication for 6 months. Her medical history was notable for living-donor liver transplantation for primary biliary cirrhosis 4-years prior and chronic immunosuppressive therapy. Evaluation included normal laboratory examination, and contrast-enhanced computed tomography angiography which demonstrated severely calcified descending aorta with high-grade stenosis below the diaphragm. The patient was treated by axillobifemoral bypass using an 8-mm ringed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft under general anesthesia...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
E Sayed, K A Yassen
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride (Dex) is a useful adjuvant for general anesthesia. The aim was to evaluate the effects of Dex infusion during living donors liver transplantation (LDLT) on the general anesthetic requirements, hemodynamics, oxygen consumption (VO2), and CO2 production (VCO2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty LDLT recipients were allocated randomly to receive either Dex (0.2-0.7 μg/kg/h) or placebo (control [C]). Patient state index (PSI), SEDLine monitored anesthesia depth (25-50) with desflurane (Des) % and fentanyl altered accordingly...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Dongdong Yuan, Guangjie Su, Yue Liu, Xinjin Chi, Jiayu Feng, Qianqian Zhu, Jun Cai, Gangjian Luo, Ziqing Hei
BACKGROUND: Postoperative acute lung injury (ALI) is a severe complication after liver transplantation, which influences patient survival rate obviously. However, its mechanisms are unclear and effective therapies are still lacking. The current study focused on effects of propofol on liver transplantation-induced ALI and whether its underlying mechanism was relative with connexin43 (Cx43) alternation. The authors postulated that endotoxin induced enhancement of Cx43 gap junction (GJ) plays a critical role in mediating post liver transplantation ALI and that pretreatment with the anesthetic propofol, known to inhibit gap junction, can confer effective protection...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
K W Cheng, C W Ma, C L Chen, C H Wang, C J Huang, T H Shih, S C Yang, S E Juang, Y E Lee, Z W Wong, B Jawan, C E Huang, S C Wu
OBJECTIVE: Dual graft living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is an alternative way to overcome small-for-size syndrome in LDLT. Surgical technique and outcome of using dual grafts have been reported, but there are no reports regarding anesthetic management. The aim of the current study is to compare the anesthetic management of single graft and dual graft liver transplantation. METHODS AND PATIENTS: Anesthesia records of 24 single graft liver transplantation recipients (GI) and 6 dual graft recipients (GII) were reviewed, analyzed, and compared retrospectively...
May 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
T-H Shih, C-E Huang, Y-E Lee, C-L Chen, C-H Wang, C-J Huang, K-W Cheng, S-C Wu, S-E Juang, B Jawan, S-C Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine whether preoperative portal vein flow velocity or size has any correlative effect on hemodynamic changes during clamping of the inferior vena cava in liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 42 anesthesia charts of adult patients who underwent living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) were analyzed and compared retrospectively. Preoperative portal vein (PV) flow velocity and sizes were obtained using Doppler ultrasound...
May 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
S-E Juang, C-E Huang, C-L Chen, C-H Wang, C-J Huang, K-W Cheng, S-C Wu, T-H Shih, S-C Yang, Z-W Wong, B Jawan, Y-E Lee
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia, defined as a serum potassium level higher than 5 mEq/L, is common in the liver transplantation setting. Severe hyperkalemia may induce fatal cardiac arrhythmias; therefore, it should be monitored and treated accordingly. The aim of the current retrospective study is to evaluate and indentify the predictive risk factors of hyperkalemia during living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS AND PATIENTS: Four hundred eighty-seven adult LDLT patients were included in the study...
May 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Daria M Moaveni, Jennifer H Cohn, Katherine G Hoctor, Ryan E Longman, J Sudharma Ranasinghe
Over the past 40 years, the success of organ transplantation has increased such that female solid organ transplant recipients are able to conceive and carry pregnancies successfully to term. Anesthesiologists are faced with the challenge of providing anesthesia care to these high-risk obstetric patients in the peripartum period. Anesthetic considerations include the effects of the physiologic changes of pregnancy on the transplanted organ, graft function in the peripartum period, and the maternal side effects and drug interactions of immunosuppressive agents...
August 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Chiaki Baba, Mureo Kasahara, Yasuhiro Kogure, Shugo Kasuya, Sukeyuki Ito, Takako Tamura, Akinari Fukuda, Reiko Horikawa, Yasuyuki Suzuki
Methymalonic acidemia (MMA) is a hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by a defect of the methylmalonyl-CoA mutase that breaks down propionate. The efficacy of liver transplantation for MMA was recently reported. However, the anesthetic management of liver transplant for MMA is not clear. The aim of this article is to describe an anesthetic management algorithm of liver transplant for MMA by reviewing our cases of liver transplant for MMA. Fourteen patients received a liver transplant; three cases showed metabolic decompensation during the transplant and two of the patients died...
July 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
I Freytag, J Bucher, M Schoenberg, M Stangl, G Schelling
We report a case of a 27-year-old anesthetist who acquired tuberculosis (TB) while performing general anesthesia in a renal transplant (RTX) patient who had donor-derived contagious TB. The anesthetist developed pleural TB 6 months after exposure. Contact investigations (CIs) did not include health care workers (HCWs) of the Department of Anesthesiology, thereby missing the opportunity for the early diagnosis and treatment of TB. Genomic fingerprinting revealed identical Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MT) isolates in the anesthetist and in the RTX patient...
May 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Ho-Jin Lee, Jung-Man Lee, Chul-Woo Jung, Jiwon Lee
For patients with HPS who require anesthesia for a procedure, HPV should be maintained to prevent worsening hypoxemia. Here, the case of a 9-yr-old girl who was scheduled for a living donor liver transplantation is presented. The patient suffered from end-stage liver disease with HPS due to biliary atresia, which contributed to the development of a diffuse pulmonary AVF. Consequently, anesthetic management of this patient involved two different types of pulmonary shunt. It is important to maintain HPV, not only to prevent worsening of the hypoxia caused by HPS but also to inhibit an increase in PVR that could cause an increase of shunt flow through the pathological fistula...
August 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Maria Teresa Rincón Vieira Lugarinho-Monteiro, Luciane Pereira, Carlos Seco
BACKGROUND: Diaphragmatic rupture is an uncommon condition, with 90% of ruptures occurring on the left side. However, its incidence on the right side is increasing along with the increase in traffic accidents. Liver herniation may become progressive causing severe atelectasis of the right lung, resulting in impaired respiratory status and hemodynamic changes. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 40 years old female, ASA III, scheduled for hepatothorax repair that evolved from right diaphragmatic hernia, resulting from a car accident when she was 8 years old...
March 19, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Matthew Lee, Laurence Weinberg, Brett Pearce, Nicholas Scurrah, David A Story, Param Pillai, Peter R McCall, Larry P McNicol, Philip J Peyton
To study agreement in cardiac index (CI), systemic vascular resistance index (Systemic VRI) and stroke volume variation (SV variation) between the FloTrac/Vigileo at radial and femoral arterial cannulation sites, and pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) thermodilution, in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. A prospective observational study of 25 adult patients with liver failure. Radial and femoral arteries were cannulated with standardised FloTrac/Vigileo arterial transducer kits and a PAC was inserted...
February 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Aparna Dalal
Intestinal transplantation is a complex and challenging surgery. It is very effective for treating intestinal failure, especially for those patients who cannot tolerate parenteral nutrition nor have extensive abdominal disease. Chronic parental nutrition can induce intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD). According to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data, children with intestinal failure affected by liver disease secondary to parenteral nutrition have the highest mortality on a waiting list when compared with all candidates for solid organ transplantation...
April 2016: Transplantation Reviews
D-Y Li, X-J Shi, W Li, X-H Du, G-Y Wang
The explosion of interest in research into the mouse genome and immune system has meant that the mouse orthotopic liver transplantation (MOLT) model has become a popular means of studying transplantation immunity, organ preservation, ischemia-reperfusion injury, and surgical techniques, among others. Although numerous modifications and refinements of surgical techniques have simplified the operation, the relatively short duration of postoperative survival after MOLT remains an obstacle to longer-term follow-up studies...
November 2015: Transplantation Proceedings
Leila Hosseinian, Menachem Weiner, Matthew A Levin, Gregory W Fischer
Methylene blue (MB) has received much attention in the perioperative and critical care literature because of its ability to antagonize the profound vasodilation seen in distributive (also referred to as vasodilatory or vasoplegic) shock states. This review will discuss the pharmacologic properties of MB and review the critical care, liver transplantation, and cardiac anesthesia literature with respect to the efficacy and safety of MB for the treatment of shock. Although improved blood pressure has consistently been demonstrated with the use of MB in small trials and case reports, better oxygen delivery or decreased mortality with MB use has not been demonstrated...
January 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Zirka H Anastasian, Minjae Kim, Eric J Heyer, Shuang Wang, Mitchell F Berman
BACKGROUND: Factors including ASA physical status, blood loss, and case length have been described as correlating with the decision to delay tracheal extubation after specific surgical procedures. In this retrospective study, we investigated whether handoffs by anesthesia attendings were associated with delayed extubation after general anesthesia for a broad range of surgical procedures. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 37,824 patients who underwent general anesthesia with an endotracheal tube for surgery (excluding tracheostomy surgery, cardiac surgeries, and liver and lung transplant surgeries) from 2008 to 2013 at Columbia University Medical Center...
March 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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