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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529597/dysregulation-of-mir-638-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-its-clinical-significance
#1
Jiwen Cheng, Yanke Chen, Pu Zhao, Na Li, Jianwen Lu, Jianhui Li, Zhengwen Liu, Yi Lv, Chen Huang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) have been identified as important post-transcriptional regulators in healthy liver physiology and liver diseases. However, the clinical significance of miR-638 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the status of miR-638 expression in HCC and to determine its clinical significance. The expression of miR-638 was evaluated in 60 HCC tissues samples and HCC SMMC-7721, HepG2 and Hep3B cell lines using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525976/the-adaptation-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-when-forming-metastases-in-the-liver-expression-of-associated-genes-and-pathways-in-a-mouse-model
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Derya Bocuk, Alexander Wolff, Petra Krause, Gabriela Salinas, Annalen Bleckmann, Christina Hackl, Tim Beissbarth, Sarah Koenig
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women. Systemic disease with metastatic spread to distant sites such as the liver reduces the survival rate considerably. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in gene expression that occur on invasion and expansion of CRC cells when forming metastases in the liver. METHODS: The livers of syngeneic C57BL/6NCrl mice were inoculated with 1 million CRC cells (CMT-93) via the portal vein, leading to the stable formation of metastases within 4 weeks...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521494/sub-classification-of-advance-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-cohort-study-including-612-patients-treated-with-sorafenib
#3
Jeong-Ju Yoo, Goh Eun Chung, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Joon Yeul Nam, Young Chang, Jeong Min Lee, Dong Ho Lee, Hwi Young Kim, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon
Purpose: Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with various clinical conditions including major vessel invasion, metastasis, and poor performance status. The aim of this study was to establish a prognostic scoring system and to propose a sub-classification of the Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included consecutive patients who received sorafenib for BCLC stage C HCC at a single tertiary hospital in Korea...
May 15, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520651/laparoscopic-management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-critical-reappraisal
#4
David Fuks, Luca Aldrighetti, Long R Jiao, Go Wakabayashi, Paolo Limongelli
Following the introduction of the first laparoscopic liver resection, after ∼25 years, a critical reappraisal seems to be warranted. Liver resection represents the first choice for curing early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) allowing a curative chance also in selected patients with intermediate stage tumors. The criteria for liver resectability by laparoscopy remains the same for open surgery, which is oncological criteria (absence of extrahepatic tumor location; completely resectable R0 resection), anatomic (resectability of involved segment with its own blood surely and biliary drainage; absence of vascular invasion of portal or hepatic veins) and technical (possibility to leave in place a residual volume ≥40%)...
May 17, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515596/balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-for-bleeding-gastric-varices-eyes-see-what-the-mind-knows
#5
Pushpinder S Khera, Lee Myungsu, Choi Joonsung
Approximately one in six patients with portal hypertension who develop varices at sites of portosystemic venous collaterals has gastric varices due to hepatofugal flow into the gastric veins. Bleeding from gastric varices, though less common, has a higher mortality and morbidity compared to bleeding esophageal varices, which are easier to manage endoscopically. The efferent channel for gastric varices is mostly the gastrorenal shunt (GRS) which opens into the left renal vein. Balloon-occluded transvenous obliteration (BRTO) involves accessing the GRS with an aim to temporarily occlude its outflow using a balloon catheter and at the same time injecting sclerosant mixture within the varix so as to cause its thrombosis and thereby obliteration...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510798/total-laparoscopic-management-for-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-requiring-multivisceral-resection
#6
Y Nancy You, Hironori Shiozaki, Jeffrey E Lee, Guillaume Passot, Claire Goumard, Masayuki Okuno, Thomas A Aloia, Cathy Eng, George Chang, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection of all sites of disease, in combination with effective systemic chemotherapy, offers the only potential chance for cure for patients with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC). Coordinated multistage resection using a minimally invasive approach may provide optimal oncologic outcome while potentially offering the benefit of decreased morbidity. PATIENT: A 66-year-old women presented with transverse colon cancer and synchronous metastasis (CRLM) in segment IV involving the middle hepatic vein and main left portal pedicle, as well as the left adrenal gland...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507925/stratified-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-novel-target-for-prognostic-prediction-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-liver-resection
#7
Gui-Qian Huang, Ji-Na Zheng, Tian-Tian Zou, Yi-Ran Chen, Ke-Qing Shi, Sven Van Poucke, Zhang Cheng, Lu-Yi Ruan, Ming-Hua Zheng
Background and Aims: Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been shown to predict prognosis of cancers. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of stratification of PLR in patients after curative liver resection (CLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: A total of 1804 patients who underwent CLR for suspected HCC between January 2007 and January 2014 were screened for the study. All of the patients were categorized into equal tertiles according to the number of patients and the distribution of PLR...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506055/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complicated-with-bile-duct-invasion
#8
Jihyun An, Kwang Sun Lee, Kang Mo Kim, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Danbi Lee, Ju Hyun Shim, Young-Suk Lim, Han Chu Lee, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee
Background/Aims: Little is known about the treatment or outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complicated with bile duct invasion. Methods: A total of 247 consecutive HCC patients with bile duct invasion at initial diagnosis were retrospectively included. Results: The majority of patients had Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C HCC (66.8%). Portal vein tumor thrombosis was present in 166 (67.2%) patients. Median survival was 4...
May 16, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493147/modified-alpps-procedures-more-safety-through-less-invasive-surgery
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REVIEW
Kuniya Tanaka
PURPOSE: Although associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has been advocated for treating advanced liver tumors, increased morbidity and mortality remain serious problems. Many modified procedures have been devised to improve patient safety, but some confusion persists as to benefits and risks. METHODS: Modifications to ALPPS as originally reported were reviewed to clarify their contributions to safety and their clinical relevance...
May 10, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489536/dual-frequency-piezoelectric-endoscopic-transducer-for-imaging-vascular-invasion-in-pancreatic-cancer
#10
Brooks D Lindsey, Jinwook Kim, Paul A Dayton, Xiaoning Jiang
Cancers of the pancreas have the poorest prognosis among all cancers, as many tumors are not detected until surgery is no longer a viable option. Surgical viability is typically determined via endoscopic ultrasound imaging. However, many patients who may be eligible for resection are not offered surgery due to diagnostic challenges in determining vascular or lymphatic invasion. In this article, we describe the development of a dual-frequency piezoelectric transducer for rotational endoscopic imaging designed to transmit at 4 MHz and receive at 20 MHz in order to image microbubble-specific superharmonic signals...
May 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488786/gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-reflects-co-activation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-and-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4%C3%AE-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Azusa Kitao, Osamu Matsui, Norihide Yoneda, Kazuto Kozaka, Satoshi Kobayashi, Wataru Koda, Tetsuya Minami, Dai Inoue, Kotaro Yoshida, Taro Yamashita, Tatsuya Yamashita, Shuichi Kaneko, Hiroyuki Takamura, Tetsuo Ohta, Hiroko Ikeda, Yasunori Sato, Yasuni Nakanuma, Kenichi Harada, Ryuichi Kita, Toshifumi Gabata
AIM: The aim of this study is to clarify the correlation of the co-activation of β-catenin and hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF) 4α with the findings of gadoxetic acid enhanced MRI, organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B3 expression and histological differentiation grade in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Surgically resected 196 HCC in 174 patients were enrolled in this study. HCC were classified into four groups by immunohistochemical expression of β-catenin, glutamine synthetase (GS) and HNF4α: β-catenin/GS (positive: +) HNF4α (+), β-catenin/GS (+) HNF4α (negative: -), β-catenin/GS (-) HNF4α (+) and β-catenin/GS (-) HNF4α (-)...
May 10, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487619/one-step-minilaparotomy-assisted-transmesenteric-portal-vein-recanalization-combined-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-placement-a-novel-surgical-proposal-in-pediatrics
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Gloria Pelizzo, Pietro Quaretti, Lorenzo Paolo Moramarco, Riccardo Corti, Marcello Maestri, Giulio Iacob, Valeria Calcaterra
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is a standard procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension complications. When this conventional approach is not feasible, alternative procedures for systemic diversion of portal blood have been proposed. A one-step interventional approach, combining minilaparotomy-assisted transmesenteric (MAT) antegrade portal recanalization and TIPS, is described in an adolescent with recurrent esophageal varice bleeding and portal cavernoma (PC). A 16-year-old girl was admitted to our Unit because of repeated bleeding episodes over a short period of time due to esophageal varices in the context of a PC...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480517/the-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombi-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#13
Ho Joong Choi, Dong Goo Kim, Gun Hyung Na, Tae Ho Hong, Si Hyun Bae, Young Kyoung You, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kew Yoon
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and segmental portal vein tumor thrombi (PVTT) below the second-order branch. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2015, we retrospectively analyzed 242 patients in a control group (n = 184), a microvascular invasion (MVI) group (n = 24), and a PVTT group (n = 34). To assess the risks associated with PVTT, we evaluated recurrence, the disease-free survival rate (DFS), the overall survival rate (OS), and various other factors based on the characteristics of patients and tumors...
May 8, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466374/the-outcome-of-sorafenib-monotherapy-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis
#14
Yuan-Hung Kuo, I-Pei Wu, Jing-Houng Wang, Chao-Hung Hung, Kun-Ming Rau, Chien-Hung Chen, Kwong-Ming Kee, Tsung-Hui Hu, Sheng-Nan Lu
Sorafenib is not recommended for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with Vp4 (portal invasion at the main trunk) by the Japan Society of Hepatology (JSH) due to a risk of hepatic failure. This study aimed to elucidate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib monotherapy on HCC with macro-vascular invasion (MVI). A total of 415 consecutive advanced HCC patients received sorafenib in our hospital. Patients with only MVI and sorafenib monotherapy were retrospectively enrolled. We enrolled 113 (27.2%) patients, including 56 (49...
May 2, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464845/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-active-replication-promote-the-formation-of-vascular-invasion-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Xubiao Wei, Nan Li, Shanshan Li, Jie Shi, Weixing Guo, Yaxin Zheng, Shuqun Cheng
BACKGROUND: Vascular invasion, including microvascular invasion (MVI) and portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT), is associated with the postoperative recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed to investigate the potential impact of hepatitis B virus (HBV) activity on the development of vascular invasion. METHODS: Patients with HBV and tumor-related factors of HCC who had undergone hepatectomy were retrospectively enrolled and analyzed to identify the risk factors for developing vascular invasion...
May 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445298/barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stage-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-novel-approach-to-subclassification-and-treatment
#16
Chung Hwan Jun, Jae Hyun Yoon, Eunae Cho, Sang Soo Shin, Sung Bum Cho, Hee Joon Kim, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soon Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
Barcelona clinic liver cancer-stage C (BCLC-C) encompasses a broad spectrum of tumor burdens, liver function statuses, patient prognoses, and treatment strategies. Currently, sorafenib is the only recommended treatment for patients with BCLC-C and outcomes remain suboptimal. The aims of this study were to assess the heterogeneity of BCLC-C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases, propose a novel subclassification for these cases, and suggest optimal treatment strategies other than sorafenib.We retrospectively analyzed 196 consecutive BCLC-C HCC patients who were diagnosed and treated between January 2008 and December 2015...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445272/elevated-serum-plasma-fibrinogen-is-associated-with-advanced-tumor-stage-and-poor-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#17
Xiang Zhang, Qiang Long
Hyperfibrinogenemia has been reported to be a predictor of poor prognosis in cancer patients, and in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, survival remains uncertain and unpredictable. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between the level of plasma fibrinogen and overall survival in HCC patients.Overall, 308 patients with histologically proven HCC were included in our study. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify predictive risk factors for the rates of overall survival and tumor recurrence...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444987/platelet-count-spleen-length-and-platelet-count-to-spleen-length-ratio-for-the-diagnosis-of-oesophageal-varices-in-people-with-chronic-liver-disease-or-portal-vein-thrombosis
#18
REVIEW
Agostino Colli, Juan Cristóbal Gana, Jason Yap, Thomasin Adams-Webber, Natalie Rashkovan, Simon C Ling, Giovanni Casazza
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend screening of people with oesophageal varices via oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy at the time of diagnosis of hepatic cirrhosis. This requires that people repeatedly undergo unpleasant invasive procedures with their attendant risks, although half of these people have no identifiable oesophageal varices 10 years after the initial diagnosis of cirrhosis. Platelet count, spleen length, and platelet count-to-spleen length ratio are non-invasive tests proposed as triage tests for the diagnosis of oesophageal varices...
April 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437844/liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-associated-with-hepatic-vein-invasion-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
#19
Takashi Kokudo, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yutaka Matsuyama, Tadatoshi Takayama, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Masatoshi Kudo, Shoji Kubo, Michiie Sakamoto, Osamu Nakashima, Takashi Kumada, Norihiro Kokudo
Because of the rarity of hepatic vein tumor thrombus (HVTT), compared with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT), in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), little is known about this disease entity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognosis of each treatment modality for HVTT through an analysis of data collected in a Japanese nationwide survey. We analyzed data for 1,021 Child-Pugh A HCC patients with HVTT without inferior vena cava invasion registered between 2000 and 2007. Of these patients, 540 patients who underwent liver resection (LR) and 481 patients who received other treatments were compared...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434080/predictive-risk-factors-for-peritoneal-recurrence-after-pancreatic-cancer-resection-and-strategies-for-its-prevention
#20
Kyohei Ariake, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Hideo Ohtsuka, Koji Fukase, Kunihiro Masuda, Masamichi Mizuma, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Takanori Morikawa, Shimpei Maeda, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Takeshi Naitoh, Shinichi Egawa, Michiaki Unno
PURPOSE: To evaluate the risk factors for peritoneal recurrence (PR) of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to discuss the appropriate management strategies. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 236 patients who underwent pancreatectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. We then compared the clinicopathological characteristics of patients with vs. those without PR. The independent risk factors for PR were defined using the Cox proportional hazards regression model...
April 22, 2017: Surgery Today
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