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Kwonoh Park, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Seongjoon Park, Heung-Moon Chang
AIM: It remains unclear whether capecitabine combined with cisplatin would show similar effects compared with standard therapy using gemcitabine and cisplatin in advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC). METHODS: Patients with advanced BTC who were treated with first-line chemotherapy at Asan Medical Center were retrospectively analyzed. All patients received either cisplatin followed by gemcitabine on days 1 and 8 every 3 weeks (GP group), or capecitabine on days 1-14 with cisplatin on day 1 every 3 weeks (XP group)...
October 22, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Sunguk Jang, Tyler Stevens, Mansour A Parsi, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Biliary self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) are widely used to treat malignant and benign conditions of bile duct. Despite their lower rate of occlusion and longer patency than plastic stents, SEMSs still have significant rates of occlusion. We aimed to identify factors associated with occlusion of biliary SEMS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with biliary SEMS placement at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from March 2011 to April 2016...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
M Teresa Donato, Mireia López-Riera, José V Castell, María J Gómez-Lechón, Ramiro Jover
Disruption of the vectorial bile acid transport in the liver is a key feature of cholestatic drugs, although many causal and mechanistic aspects are still unknown. The aim of the present study was to explore if cholestatic drugs can repress or induce the expression of hepatic transporters. To this end, sandwich-cultured rat hepatocytes were treated with cholestatic and non-cholestatic (steatotic, non-hepatotoxic, etc.) drugs and the mRNA expression of 10 uptake and efflux biliary transporters was measured. Results evidenced that all cholestatic drugs cause extensive alterations in the mRNA expression of most biliary transporters...
October 17, 2016: Toxicology Letters
Priya D Farooq, Darryn R Potosky
We present the case of a patient who presented with signs and symptoms associated with a Klatskin tumor. After endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and biopsy, she was found instead to have granulomatous infiltration of the extrahepatic biliary tree consistent with biliary sarcoidosis. The patient was treated successfully with systemic corticosteroids and azathioprine. She later developed cutaneous, lymphatic, and pulmonary granulomatous disease. Isolated biliary disease is a rare initial presentation of systemic sarcoidosis...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
E Ylinen, L Salmela, J Peräsaari, T Jaatinen, A Tenca, O Vapalahti, M Färkkilä, H Jalanko, K-L Kolho
AIM: The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) allele and haplotype frequencies of the Finnish population are unique because of the restricted and homogenous gene population. There are no published data on HLA genotype associations in paediatric autoimmune liver diseases in Scandinavia. This study characterised the HLA genotypes of children with autoimmune liver or biliary disease in Finland. METHODS: The study cohort comprised 19 paediatric patients (13 female) aged 3-15 years treated for autoimmune liver or biliary disease at the Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, between 2000 and 2011 and followed up for 4...
October 19, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
T Li, L Cui, G Wang, X F Ling, C S Hou, L X Wang, Z Xu
To investigate the effect and feasibility of total laparoscopy to treat hepatolithiasis using gallbladder-hepatic duct subcutaneous tunnel. Retrospective analysis was conducted of the case data of 11 patients with hepatolithiasis who underwent total laparoscopic treatment using gallbladder-hepatic duct subcutaneous tunnel from January 2010 to October 2014. The operation time, blood loss, postoperative complications and recurrence of stones were recorded.All the cases completed the operation.The average hospital-stay was 9...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Connie Huang, Jonathan Kung, Yong Liu, Audrey Tse, Anuj Datta, Inder Singh, Viktor E Eysselein, Sofiya Reicher
Background and aims: Post-ERCP complications increase with repeated attempts at cannulation. We evaluated several advanced biliary cannulation techniques applied when the standard approach fails. Methods: In total, 1873 consecutive patients underwent ERCP at our institution during the period 2010 - 2014. Guidewire-assisted (GA) cannulation with no contrast injection until deep biliary cannulation was considered the standard technique. Advanced techniques used were double wire-guided (DWG) cannulation, transpancreatic papillary septotomy (TPS), and needle-knife sphincterotomy (NKS)...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
George Younan, Max Schumm, Fadwa Ali, Kathleen K Christians
Introduction. Gallbladder volvulus is a rare, potentially fatal condition unless diagnosed and treated early. Choledochal cysts are rare congenital malformations of the biliary tree predisposing to different pathologies and posing the risk of degradation into cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer. Dealing with both diseases at once has not been published yet in the literature. Presentation of Case. We report a case of gallbladder volvulus in an elderly female who happened to have a concomitant type I choledochal cyst...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Kumble S Madhusudhan, Nihar R Dash, Adil Afsan, Shivanand Gamanagatti, Deep N Srivastava, Arun K Gupta
Biliovenous fistula occurs due to development of a communication between hepatic duct and portal vein branches and is a rare complication of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). Most of them are self-limiting and only occasionally they need interventional management. Placement of biliary stent graft is a viable option. We present here a case of a 56-year-old male with carcinoma of gall bladder presenting with hemodynamic shock due to severe hemobilia after PTBD and treated successfully by biliary covered stent placement...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Seiji Kaino, Manabu Sen-Yo, Shuhei Shinoda, Michitaka Kawano, Hirofumi Harima, Shigeyuki Suenaga, Isao Sakaida
Postoperative biliary strictures are usually complications of cholecystectomy. Endoscopic plastic stent prosthesis is generally undertaken for treating benign biliary strictures. Recently, fully covered metal stents have been shown to be effective for treating benign distal biliary strictures. We present the case of a 53-year-old woman with liver injury in which imaging studies showed a common hepatic duct stricture. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography also confirmed the presence of a common hepatic duct stricture...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Max Bolun Liu, Thuy Bui Huong, Xuyen Hoang, Lan Doan, Shauna Trinh, Hoa Pham Anh Nguyen, Hai Thanh Le, Ai-Xuan Holterman
BACKGROUND: Biliary atresia is an idiopathic, neonatal liver disease of the bile ducts. The natural evolution of biliary atresia is known in developed countries. This study describes the clinical course of biliary atresia in Vietnam, a developing country. METHODS: Chart reviews were undertaken of patients treated with or without the Kasai procedure between January 2010 and July 2013 at a children's hospital in Vietnam. RESULTS: Of 287 children with biliary atresia, 149 (52%) were treated without the Kasai procedure and 138 (48%) were treated with the Kasai procedure...
October 12, 2016: Surgery
Tian-Tian Wu, Wei-Min Li, Hu-Cheng Li, Guo-Kun Ao, Fang Zheng, Hu Lin
PURPOSE: The clinical efficacy of intraductal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with Habib™ EndoHPB catheter, a newly developed intervention for malignant extrahepatic biliary obstruction, remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of intraductal RFA. METHODS: Data from 71 patients with extrahepatic distal cholangiocarcinoma were retrospectively analyzed. The study patients were divided into RFA and control groups. The RFA group had undergone percutaneous transhepatic intraductal RFA with a Habib™ EndoHPB catheter, followed by placement of covered or uncovered biliary self-expandable metallic stents (SEMs) whereas the control group had undergone percutaneous transhepatic covered or uncovered SEMs placement...
October 14, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
M Jiménez-Pérez, J M Melgar Simón, A Durán Campos, R González Grande, J M Rodrigo López, R Manteca González
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a fully covered self-expandable metal stent (FCSEMS) in the treatment of post-liver transplantation biliary strictures. METHODS: From October 2009 to October 2014, 44 patients with post-liver transplantation biliary stenosis were treated with the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiography and placement of FCSEMS after informed consent. The FCSEMS was scheduled to remain in situ for 3-6 months...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Linde A D Busweiler, Marc H W A Wijnen, Jim C H Wilde, Egbert Sieders, Sheila E J Terwisscha van Scheltinga, L W Ernest van Heurn, Joseph Ziros, Roel Bakx, Hugo A Heij
BACKGROUND: Achievement of complete surgical resection plays a key role in the successful treatment of children with hepatoblastoma. The aim of this study is to assess the surgical outcomes after partial liver resections for hepatoblastoma, focusing on postoperative complications, resection margins, 30-day mortality, and long-term survival. METHOD: Chart reviews were carried out on all patients treated for hepatoblastoma in the Netherlands between 1990 and 2013...
October 11, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Atsushi Takahashi, Teruko Arinaga-Hino, Hiromasa Ohira, Takuji Torimura, Mikio Zeniya, Masanori Abe, Kaname Yoshizawa, Akinobu Takaki, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Jong-Hon Kang, Nobuhiro Nakamoto, Tomoo Fujisawa, Koji Yonemoto, Atsushi Tanaka, Hajime Takikawa
BACKGROUND: A nationwide survey of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) patients was performed in Japan in 2015. The aims of this study were to elucidate the trends and characteristics of AIH in Japan, in addition to identifying differences in AIH between acute hepatitis and chronic hepatitis. METHODS: Questionnaires about patients with AIH diagnosed from 2009 to 2013 were sent to 437 hospitals or clinics with hepatology specialists. RESULTS: A total of 1682 patients were enrolled...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
Elisabeth Schrumpf, Martin Kummen, Laura Valestrand, Thomas U Greiner, Kristian Holm, Velmurugesan Arulampalam, Henrik M Reims, John Baines, Fredrik Bäckhed, Tom H Karlsen, Richard S Blumberg, Johannes R Hov, Espen Melum
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A strong association between human inflammatory biliary diseases and gut inflammation has led to the hypothesis that gut microbes and lymphocytes activated in the intestine play a role in biliary inflammation. The NOD.c3c4 mouse model develops spontaneous biliary inflammation in extra- and intra-hepatic bile ducts. We aimed to clarify the role of the gut microbiota in the biliary disease of NOD.c3c4 mice. METHODS: We sampled cecal content and mucosa from conventionally raised (CONV-R) NOD...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
Abdurrahman Kadayifci, Mustafa Atar, David G Forcione, Brenna W Casey, Peter B Kelsey, William R Brugge
Background and study aim: Obstruction of biliary self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) is seen frequently. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) causes tissue necrosis. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of RFA for management of occluded SEMS. Patients and methods: Patients with biliary malignancy and treated for an occluded SEMS were retrospectively reviewed. The study group comprised patients treated with RFA using an Habib endoprobe inside the SEMS. The control group comprised patients treated only with insertion of a plastic stent into an occluded SEMS...
October 7, 2016: Endoscopy
Tulay Kus, Gokmen Aktas, Mehmet Emin Kalender, Alper Sevinc, Celaletdin Camci
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the different treatment options of patients with advanced biliary tract carcinoma (BTC) who were treated with platinum-gemcitabine (CG) or platinum-5-fluorouracil (CF) or 5-Fluorouracil-oxaliplatin-irinotecan (FOLFIRINOX) chemotherapy. METHODS: We included the patients with advanced BTC who were registered at the Department of Oncology in Gaziantep University between January 2008 and January 2016. The following data were analyzed: disease control rate (DCR), progression free survival (PFS) of first and second-line of chemotherapy, and overall survival (OS)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Bapesh K Bollu, Michael J Dawrant, Kunal Thacker, Gordon Thomas, Murthy Chenapragadda, Kevin Gaskin, Albert Shun
PURPOSE: Inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) is a rare cause of obstructive jaundice in neonates and infants with several treatment options reported. We present our experience with the use of minimally invasive ultrasound-guided percutaneous cholecystostomy drain catheter placement with ongoing saline lavage in neonates and infants. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients treated with percutaneous cholecystostomy, from February 2010 till June 2015. We reviewed the technical and clinical success along with complications of the procedure...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Yi-Hsin Liang, Chih-Hsin Wei, Wen-Hui Hsu, Yu-Yun Shao, Ya-Chin Lin, Pei-Chun Chou, Ann-Lii Cheng, Kun-Huei Yeh
PURPOSE: Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) consent is crucial in end-of-life (EOL) care for patients with advanced cancer. However, DNR consents signed by patients (DNR-P) and surrogates (DNR-S) reflect differently on patient autonomy and awareness. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled advanced cancer patients treated at National Taiwan University Hospital, Hsin-Chu Branch between 2012 and 2014. Patients who signed DNR consent at other hospitals were excluded; the remaining patients were subsequently classified into DNR-S and DNR-P groups...
October 4, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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