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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524363/donor-transmitted-mutation-of-the-abcb11-gene-and-ensuing-intra-hepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
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Tiong Yeng Lim, Iona Coltart, Pierre Foskett, Richard Thompson, Sandra Strautnieks, Leonie Penna, Catherine Williamson, Rosa Miquel, Michael A Heneghan
In liver transplant (LT) recipients, the cause of graft dysfunction in pregnancy is often difficult to ascertain. Moreover, a liver biopsy in late pregnancy is often avoided as a consequence of patient and physician factors. Management of graft dysfunction can be difficult in this setting. We report a 30-year-old female LT recipient who developed acutely deranged liver biochemistry during the third trimester of her first pregnancy. At 29 weeks gestation, her liver function test (LFT) became abnormal; AST peaked at 978 IU/L (normal range 10-50), GGT 25 IU/L (normal range 1-55), bilirubin 1...
May 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517024/treatment-of-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis-past-present-and-future
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Nicolas Lanthier, Peter Stärkel
Alcoholic hepatitis manifests as a clinical syndrome characterized by recent jaundice and liver function deterioration in an actively drinking patient. The principal cause of alcoholic hepatitis is alcoholic steatohepatitis defined histologically by the coexistence of steatosis, hepatocyte ballooning and satellitosis. While non-severe alcoholic hepatitis usually responds to alcohol abstinence, severe alcoholic hepatitis, identified by Maddrey scoring ≥ 32, has a bad prognosis and is traditionally treated by a 28-day course of prednisone therapy...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516112/hemorrhagic-cystitis-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient-secondary-to-bk-virus
#3
Faisal Kamal, Bilal Ali, Matthew Barnes, Sehrish Kamal, Satheesh Nair, Humberto Gonzalez
The association between BK virus infection and hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients is well established. However, BK virus-associated HC has not been described in liver transplant (LT) recipients. We present a case of BK virus-associated HC in a LT recipient. Our patient presented with worsening liver function tests 2 years after transplantation and was found to have acute cellular rejection. He was treated with increased immunosuppression and subsequently developed hematuria...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508983/effect-of-tolvaptan-in-a-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Kiyotaka Uchiyama, Kazuya Honda, Ryochi Yoshida, Yuka Kamijo, Mai Yanagi, Mineo Nakatsuka, Yoshitaka Ishibashi
Recently, a large randomized placebo-controlled trial indicated a beneficial effect of tolvaptan on the progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) with near-normal kidney function. Meanwhile, the evidence of tolvaptan's efficacy in ADPKD with severe renal insufficiency was limited and higher frequency of liver enzyme elevations were observed in patients taking tolvaptan. Liver transplantation (LT) is the only curative treatment for patients with severe polycystic liver disease associated with ADPKD, but considering that liver injuries should be avoided particularly in patients who underwent LT, we must be careful to start tolvaptan in post-LT ADPKD patients...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498607/human-hepatocellular-carcinomas-with-a-periportal-phenotype-have-the-lowest-potential-for-early-recurrence-after-curative-resection
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Romain Désert, Florian Rohart, Frédéric Canal, Marie Sicard, Mireille Desille, Stéphanie Renaud, Bruno Turlin, Pascale Bellaud, Christine Perret, Bruno Clément, Kim-Anh Lê Cao, Orlando Musso
Hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) exhibit a diversity of molecular phenotypes, raising major challenges in clinical management. HCCs detected by surveillance programs at an early stage are candidates for potentially curative therapies (local ablation, resection or transplantation). In the long term, transplantation provides the lowest recurrence rates. Treatment allocation is based on tumor number, size, vascular invasion, performance status, functional liver reserve and on the prediction of early (< 2 years) recurrence, which reflects the intrinsic aggressiveness of the tumor...
May 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497648/intrahepatic-cholangiojejunostomy-for-complex-biliary-stenosis-after-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#6
Fernando A Alvarez, Rodrigo Sanchez Claria, Juan Glinka, Martin de Santibañes, Juan Pekolj, Eduardo de Santibañes, Miguel A Ciardullo
The treatment of biliary stenosis after pediatric LDLT is challenging. We describe an innovative technique of peripheral IHCJ for the treatment of patients with complex biliary stenosis after pediatric LDLT in whom percutaneous treatment failed. During surgery, the percutaneous biliary drainage is removed and a flexible metal stylet is introduced trough the tract. Subsequently, the most superficial aspect of the biliary tree is recognized by palpation of the stylet's round tip in the liver surface. The liver parenchyma is then transected until the bile duct is reached...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497394/embolic-effects-of-bletilla-striata-microspheres-in-renal-artery-and-transplanted-vx2-liver-tumor-model-in-rabbits
#7
Shi-Hua Luo, Song-Lin Song, Chuan-Sheng Zheng, Wei-Yong Li, Yong Wang, Xiang-Wen Xia, Gan-Sheng Feng
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the characteristics of Bletilla striata microspheres (BSMs) and its effects as an embolic agent in a rabbit model. METHODS: BSMs were prepared with an emulsifification-cool condensation-chemical cross-linking method. The characteristics of BSMs in vitro were observed. Embolization experiments were performed in renal artery of rabbit and in a rabbit liver VX2 carcinoma model. Seventy-two New Zealand rabbits were divided into 2 groups, and the right renal artery was embolized with BSMs (200 μm in diameter) in the experimental group and with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) of the same size in the control group...
May 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489448/immediate-postoperative-management-and-complications-on-the-intensive-care-unit
#8
Eleanor Bates, Daniel Martin
The postoperative management of patients immediately after liver transplantation requires knowledge of this complex surgery and the physiology that accompanies liver failure. A multidisciplinary approach to the care of these patients is essential in order to reduce postoperative complications and preserve function in the transplanted organ. By their nature, patients undergoing liver transplantation have complicated medical problems before surgery which must be borne in mind when managing them after surgery...
May 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479903/post-transplant-withdrawal-of-lamivudine-results-in-fatal-hepatitis-flares-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-under-immune-suppression-with-inactive-hepatitis-b-infection
#9
Bin Miao, Xiang-Ming Lao, Guo-Li Lin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the consequences of lamivudine withdrawal in kidney transplant recipients, under immunosuppression, with inactive hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. INTRODUCTION: HBV infection is more frequent in kidney transplant recipients than in the general population mainly due to the high risk of acquisition during dialysis, before kidney transplantation. METHODS: The records of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive, immunosuppressed kidney transplant recipients, where lamivudine was withdrawn after transplantation along with reduction in immunosuppressant dose, admitted to our hospital between 2005 and 2012, were retrospectively evaluated...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473688/long-term-outcome-of-liver-resection-versus-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-region-where-living-donation-is-a-main-source
#10
Pil Soo Sung, Hyun Yang, Gun Hyung Na, Seawon Hwang, Donghoon Kang, Jeong Won Jang, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Dong Goo Kim, Seung Kew Yoon, Young Kyoung You
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to define the best curative strategy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a hepatitis B virus (HBV)-endemic region where living donation dominates the type of cadaveric donation for liver transplantation (LT). MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort comprised those patients whose clinical course could potentially be traced for at least 10 years. We found 262 HCC patients who had undergone curative surgical treatment from March 1997 to August 2006. Among these patients, 156 were treated with liver resection (LR) (R group) and 106 patients underwent LT (T group, 100 patients with living donor)...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470672/stimulation-of-vascularization-of-a-subcutaneous-scaffold-applicable-for-pancreatic-islet-transplantation-enhances-immediate-post-transplant-islet-graft-function-but-not-long-term-normoglycemia
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Alexandra M Smink, Li Shiri, Daniël H Swart, Don T Hertsig, Bart J de Haan, Jan A A M Kamps, Leendert Schwab, Aart A van Apeldoorn, Eelco de Koning, Marijke M Faas, Jonathan R T Lakey, Paul de Vos
The liver as transplantation site for pancreatic islets is associated with significant loss of islets, which can be prevented by grafting in a prevascularized, subcutaneous scaffold. Supporting vascularization of a scaffold to limit the period of ischemia is challenging and was developed here by applying liposomes for controlled release of angiogenic factors. The angiogenic capacity of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF), and basic FGF (bFGF) were compared in a tube formation assay...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468002/pre-and-post-transplant-treatment-of-viral-hepatitis-c
#12
David Mutimer
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C (HCV) is a common cause of liver failure and liver cancer, and is a frequent indication for liver transplantation (LT). Until recently, a majority of transplanted patients were viraemic at the time of transplantation and they inevitably underwent recurrent infection of the graft. Prior to the availability of specific direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs, HCV infection was seldom successfully treated before or after transplantation. Key Messages: During the past 2 years, the use of interferon-free DAA therapy has transformed the management of patients post-LT and of patients on the transplant waiting list...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458101/role-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-and-kupffer-cell-in-immune-regulation-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-in-rats
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Junhua Gong, Ding Cao, Yong Chen, Jinzheng Li, Jianping Gong, Zhong Zeng
INTRODUCTION: Role of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and Kupffer cells (KCs) in liver transplantation immune regulation was unclear. METHODS: Lewis and Brown-Norway (BN) rats were assigned to LEW-BN group (Lewis-to-BN liver transplantation) and BN-BN group (BN-to-BN). Receipts were sacrificed for histology and assessment of cytokines and PD-L1 production. Effect of PD-L1 and KCs on T cells (TCs) was monitored by co-culture of (3)H-Thymidine TCs. KCs transfected with PD-L1-shRNA interference plasmids were co-cultured with TCs, PD-L1 expression and cytokines production were measured respectively...
April 27, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457405/diaphragm-muscle-surface-electromyography-in-patients-submitted-to-liver-transplant-and-eligible-for-extubation
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R P Duarte, A C Sentanin, A M O da Silva, R M Tonella, G L Duarte, L S R Ratti, I F S F Boin
INTRODUCTION: Liver disease induces many organic and metabolic changes, leading to malnutrition and weight and muscular function loss. Surface electromyography is an easily applicable, noninvasive study, through which the magnitudes of the peaks on the charts depict voluntary muscle activity. AIM: To evaluate the diaphragmatic surface electromyography of postoperative liver transplantation subjects. METHODS: Subjects were patients who underwent liver transplantation and extubation in the Clinical Hospital of State University of Campinas...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457385/blood-lactate-concentrations-before-and-after-withdrawal-of-life-sustaining-treatments-in-controlled-donation-after-circulatory-death-a-case-report-from-italy
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F Baroncelli, M C Alberione, V Cacciotti, D Artusio, M Vergano, S Livigni
A 20-minute hands-off period with isoelectric electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring is currently required for the declaration of cardiac death in Italy, thus prolonging the warm ischemia time (WIT) during donation after circulatory death (DCD). Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) can be a valid tool to optimize organ perfusion as a bridge to donation. A 62-year-old woman with catastrophic brain injury due to massive intracranial hemorrage, not fulfilling brain death criteria, underwent controlled DCD after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies (WLST)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457381/salvage-of-an-octogenarian-liver-graft-using-normothermic-perfusion-a-case-report
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D Pezzati, D Ghinolfi, E Balzano, P De Simone, L Coletti, N Roffi, E Rreka, L Meacci, D Campani, A Mazzoni, A Paolicchi, L Caponi, P Marchetti, L Marselli, F Filipponi
Liver transplantation with very old donors is safe, but is associated with an increased incidence of ischemic-type biliary lesions and delayed graft function. Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is a novel technique for preservation of liver grafts and has the potential to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury. A case is reported here of a liver transplantation (LT) with a graft from an 83-year-old brain-dead donor. Procurement was with dual perfusion and en bloc, modified fast technique. Donor kidneys were not transplanted due to severe atherosclerosis and poor perfusion...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448867/immuno-modulatory-and-cellular-antioxidant-activities-of-%C3%AE%C2%BA-selenocarrageenan-in-combination-with-epirubicin-in-h22-hepatoma-bearing-mice
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Na Ling, Xiaojun Zhou, Yubin Ji, Wenlan Li, Chenfeng Ji, Zheng Qi
BACKGROUND: Human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a high rate of tumor recurrence and metastasis, resulting in shortened survival time. The aim of this study is to evaluate the synergistic anti-tumor effects and underlying mechanism of κ-selenocarrageenan (KSC) in combination with the chemotherapy drug epirubicin (EPI) in H22 tumor-bearing mice. METHODS: Hepatocellular carcinoma H22 cells were implanted into mice. After the transplants were successfully established, the animals were divided into four groups: namely the control group, the KSC group, the EPI group and the KSC+EPI group...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448819/construction-of-three-dimensional-vascularized-functional-human-liver-tissue-using-a-layer-by-layer-cell-coating-technique
#18
Kazuki Sasaki, Takami Akagi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yasunari Fukuda, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Kunihito Gotoh, Koichi Kawamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Mitsuru Akashi
The creation of artificial liver tissue is an active area of research due to the shortage of donors for liver transplantation. Here we investigated whether a simple and efficient cell coating technique developed in our laboratory could be used to generate functional vascularized liver tissue. This technique creates three-dimensional tissue by loading cells sterically onto other cells that have been coated with layer-by-layer (LbL) nanofilms of fibronectin and gelatin, two extracellular matrix proteins. We used this technique to construct homogenous, dense, well-vascularized liver tissue from cryopreserved human primary hepatocytes, human umbilical vein endothelial cells, and normal human dermal fibroblasts...
February 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447929/five-year-follow-up-on-transplanted-organs-from-donors-after-brain-death-after-acute-stroke
#19
Vera Spatenkova, Eva Pokorna, Petr Suchomel
OBJECTIVES: Efficient intensive care donor management can help alleviate the shortage of organs for transplant. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of management of donors after brain death from our neurointensive care unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational 5-year follow-up on 29 transplanted organs from 14 brain-dead donors after acute stroke (7 subarachnoid and 4 intracerebral hemorrhages, 3 ischemic strokes)...
April 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437326/favorable-outcomes-of-preterm-infants-with-parenteral-nutrition-associated-liver-disease-treated-with-intravenous-fish-oil-based-lipid-emulsion
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Michael Sorrell, Alvaro Moreira, Kay Green, Rachel Jacob, Robin Tragus, Laura Keller, Amy Quinn, Donald McCurnin, Alice Gong, Abeer El Sakka, Naveen Mittal, Cynthia Blanco
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the acute and long-term outcomes of preterm infants treated with an intravenous fish oil-based lipid emulsion (FishLE) for parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD). METHODS: Preterm infants 14 days to 24 months of age with anatomic short gut or severe intestinal dysmotility, serum direct bilirubin ≥4 mg/dL, and requiring >60% calories from parenteral nutrition were eligible. Enrolled infants received 1 g · kg · day of FishLE until resolution of direct hyperbilirubinemia or return of enteral nutrition...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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