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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590589/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-post-kasai-biliary-atresia-analysis-of-pretransplant-predictors-of-outcomes-in-infants
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Toshihiro Kitajima, Seisuke Sakamoto, Kengo Sasaki, Hajime Uchida, Soichi Narumoto, Akinari Fukuda, Satoshi Teramukai, Shinji Uemoto, Mureo Kasahara
After decades of dramatic surgical innovations in pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), LDLT for biliary atresia (BA) still poses various challenges. This study reviewed our experience with LDLT for children with post-Kasai BA and evaluated outcomes and prognostic factors. From 2005 to 2016, 168 post-Kasai BA LDLT patients were enrolled and divided into three groups by age. Patient characteristics and perioperative data were compared. Predictors of morbidity and mortality following LDLT were analyzed in 93 infants...
June 7, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570120/characterization-of-the-coagulation-profile-in-children-with-liver-disease-and-extrahepatic-portal-vein-obstruction-or-shunt
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William Beattie, Maria Magnusson, Winita Hardikar, Paul Monagle, Vera Ignjatovic
INTRODUCTION: Chronic liver disease causes a disruption of procoagulant and anticoagulant factors, resulting in a fragile state, prone to increased rates of both bleeding and thrombosis. Currently, there is limited literature describing the changes observed in pediatric liver disease and extrahepatic portal vein obstruction or shunt. This study aimed to describe the changes that occur in children with chronic liver disease and extrahepatic portal vein obstruction or shunt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured the concentration and activity of key procoagulant and anticoagulant factors in children with liver disease, children with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction or shunt, and healthy children...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466008/a-modified-translaminar-osseous-channel-assisted-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-highly-migrated-and-sequestrated-disc-herniations-of-the-upper-lumbar-clinical-outcomes-surgical-indications-and-technical-considerations
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Zhijun Xin, Wenbo Liao, Jun Ao, Jianpu Qin, Fang Chen, Zhiyuan Ye, Yuqiang Cai
Objective is to describe a safe and effective percutaneous endoscopic approach for removal of highly migrated and sequestrated disc herniations of the upper lumbar spine and to report the results, surgical indications, and technical considerations of the new technique. Eleven patients who had highly migrated and sequestrated disc herniations in the upper lumbar were included in this study. A retrospective study was performed for all patients after translaminar osseous channel-assisted PELD was performed. Radiologic findings were investigated, and pre-and postoperative visual analog scale (VAS) assessments for back and leg pain and Oswestry disability index (ODI) evaluations were performed...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454187/combination-of-transforaminal-and-interlaminar-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-diskectomy-for-extensive-down-migrated-disk-herniation
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Kyung-Chul Choi, Jung Hyun Lee, Jin-Sung Kim, Dong Chan Lee, Choon Keun Park
Background and Study Aims The technique and instrumentation of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar diskectomy (PELD) have significantly improved. Thus its indications have been gradually expanding. Down-migrated disk, in particular, is regarded inaccessible by rigid instrumentation due to poor visualization and limited accessibility. We introduce a combination of transforaminal and interlaminar PELD for extensive down-migrated disk herniation at the L4-L5 level. Patients and Methods In the first case, a 48-year-old man had left L5 radicular pain...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395968/-aetiology-outcomes-and-prognostic-indicators-of-paediatric-acute-liver-failure
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Juan José Gilbert Pérez, Belén Jordano Moreno, Mónica Rodríguez Salas
INTRODUCTION: Acute liver failure (ALF) is a multisystem disease with severe impairment of liver function of acute onset. The Paediatric End-stage Liver Disease (PELD) score is used as a predictor of mortality in chronic liver disease, however experience is limited in ALF. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the aetiology and outcomes of children with ALF in a Children's Liver Transplant Centre, and to investigate the validity of PELD as a prognostic indicator. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients diagnosed with ALF in our hospital from 2000 to 2013 using the criteria of the Paediatric ALF Study Group...
April 7, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344159/significance-of-preoperative-planning-software-for-puncture-and-channel-establishment-in-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-a-study-of-40-cases
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Zhouyang Hu, Xinhua Li, Jian Cui, Xiaobo He, Cong Li, Yingchao Han, Jie Pan, Mingjie Yang, Jun Tan, Lijun Li
BACKGROUND: Preoperative planning software has been widely used in many other minimally invasive surgeries, but there is a lack of information describing the clinical benefits of existing software applied in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD). This study aimed to compare the clinical efficacy of preoperative planning software in puncture and channel establishment of PELD with routine methods in treating lumbar disc herniation (LDH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From June 2016 to October 2016, 40 patients who had single L4/5 or L5/S1 disc herniation were divided into two groups...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325677/il-6-tnf-%C3%AE-il-10-and-nutritional-status-in-pediatric-patients-with-biliary-atresia
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Maria Ines de Albuquerque Wilasco, Carolina Uribe-Cruz, Daniele Santetti, Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Cristina Toscani Leal Dornelles, Themis Reverbel da Silveira
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study is to evaluate whether IL-6, TNF-α, IL-10 are associated with nutritional status in patients with cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia and compare to healthy controls. METHODS: The parameters used for nutritional assessment were the standard deviation scores of height-for-age and of triceps skinfold thickness-for-age. The severity of cirrhosis was evaluated using the Child-Pugh score and PELD/MELD. Serum cytokines were measured using Cytometric Bead Array flow cytometry...
March 19, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220684/living-donor-liver-transplantation-during-the-first-three-months-of-life
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Mureo Kasahara, Seisuke Sakamoto, Kengo Sasaki, Hajime Uchida, Toshihiro Kitajima, Takanobu Shigeta, Soichi Narumoto, Yoshihiro Hirata, Akinari Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation is now an established technique for treating children with end-stage liver disease. Few data exist about liver transplantation for exclusively young infants, especially infants of <3 months of age. We report our single-center experience with 12 cases in which living donor liver transplantation (LT) was performed during the first 3 months of life and compare the results with those of older infants who underwent LT. All of the patients were treated at the National Center of Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan...
February 21, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214086/a-retrospective-study-of-epidural-and-intravenous-steroids-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-large-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Yang Zhang, Xin-Jian Yang, Teng-Hui Zeng, Yi-Yan Qiu, Yi-Tian Wang, Fei-Guo Liang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the early curative effect of epidural or intravenous administration of steroids during a percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD). METHODS: 28 consecutive patients who underwent PELD due to large lumbar disc herniation between November 2014 and January 2016 were followed up for 6 months. These patients were divided into two groups according to the treatment they received after PELD. 14 patients (Group A) were treated by PELD and epidural steroids, while the other 14 patients (Group B) were treated by PELD and intravenous steroids...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199778/a-national-retrospective-study-of-paediatric-end-stage-liver-disease-as-a-predictor-of-change-to-second-line-therapy-in-children-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Andréanne N Zizzo, Carolina Jimenez-Rivera, Joseph Kim, Richard A Schreiber, Simon C Ling, Jason Yap, Jeff Critch, Najma Ahmed, Fernando Alvarez, Binita M Kamath
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Adult studies of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) have shown that the model of end-stage liver disease is associated with resistance to first-line treatment. Using a multicentre retrospective database, we sought to determine if the paediatric end-stage liver disease (PELD) score would similarly predict treatment resistance in paediatric AIH. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-one children from 13 Canadian centres who fulfilled the International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group (IAIHG) criteria were included and assessed for change to second-line therapy within 24 months of primary treatment onset...
February 15, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159955/respiratory-morbidity-following-pediatric-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Shahzad Alam, Anilkumar Sapare, Sanjay Rao, Rajiv Aggarwal, Ashley L D'Cruz
We evaluated the pulmonary complications following orthotopic liver transplantation in 45 children (age <18 y). 22 patients (49%) developed respiratory complications. Pediatric end-stage liver disease (PELD) score >25 and positive fluid balance were independent risk factors. Patients with respiratory complication had significantly higher mortality and intensive care unit stay.
March 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153616/comparison-of-three-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-methods-for-revision-surgery-for-recurrent-herniation-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
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Yuan Yao, Huiyu Zhang, Junlong Wu, Huan Liu, Zhengfeng Zhang, Yu Tang, Yue Zhou
BACKGROUND: Patients who experience a recurrence of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) need to undergo revision surgery when they fail to respond to conservative therapy. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF), microendoscopic discectomy (MED), and PELD are 3 common minimally invasive surgical approaches for PELD recurrence. However, there have been no studies that have focused on the selection of the minimally invasive surgical method for PELD recurrence...
April 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141916/justifying-nonstandard-exception-requests-for-pediatric-liver-transplant-candidates-an-analysis-of-narratives-submitted-to-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-2009-2014
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E R Perito, H J Braun, J L Dodge, S Rhee, J P Roberts
Nonstandard exception requests (NSERs), for which transplant centers provide patient-specific narratives to support a higher Model for End-stage Liver Disease/Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease score, are made for >30% of pediatric liver transplant candidates. We describe the justifications used in pediatric NSER narratives 2009-2014 and identify justifications associated with NSER denial, waitlist mortality, and transplant. Using United Network for Organ Sharing data, 1272 NSER narratives from 1138 children with NSERs were coded for analysis...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129338/prognostic-abilities-and-quality-assessment-of-models-for-the-prediction-of-90-day-mortality-in-liver-transplant-waiting-list-patients
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Ricardo Salinas Saldaña, Harald Schrem, Marc Barthold, Alexander Kaltenborn
BACKGROUND: Model of end-stage liver disease (MELD)-score and diverse variants are widely used for prognosis on liver transplant waiting-lists. METHODS: 818 consecutive patients on the liver transplant waiting-list included to calculate the MELD, MESO Index, MELD-Na, UKELD, iMELD, refitMELD, refitMELD-Na, upMELD and PELD-scores. Prognostic abilities for 90-day mortality were investigated applying Receiver-operating-characteristic-curve analysis. Independent risk factors for 90-day mortality were identified with multivariable binary logistic regression modelling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097245/consideration-of-proper-operative-route-for-interlaminar-approach-for-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
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Juichi Tonosu, Yasushi Oshima, Ryutaro Shiboi, Akihiko Hayashi, Yuichi Takano, Hirohiko Inanami, Hisashi Koga
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is one of the less invasive treatments of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), and has three different operative approaches. This study focused on the interlaminar approach (ILA) and investigated the appropriate operative route for this approach. METHODS: ILA was performed in 41 patients with LDH. The width of the interlaminar space, LDH size, and positional relation between LDH and the corresponding nerve root were radiologically evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072800/modified-percutaneous-lumbar-foraminoplasty-and-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-instrument-design-technique-notes-and-5-years-follow-up
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Zhen-Zhou Li, Shu-Xun Hou, Wei-Lin Shang, Ke-Ran Song, Hong-Liang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Conventional percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with an "inside-outside" technique has 4.3% - 10.3% surgical failure rate, especially in central herniated discs (HDs), migrated HDs, and axillary type HDs. PELD with foraminoplasty has been used for complex HDs. Percutaneous lumbar foraminoplasty (PLF), which is performed with a trephine or bone reamer introduced over a guidewire without a protective working cannula in the original Tessys technique, can quickly cut the hypertrophied bony structure under fluoroscopic guidance, and risk injury to the exiting and traversing nerve roots...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072799/percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-highly-migrated-lumbar-disc-herniation
#17
Chao Liu, Lei Chu, Hao-Chuan Yong, Liang Chen, Zhong-Liang Deng
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) has been growing in popularity for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) due to its irreplaceable advantages over conventional open surgery. Compared with common lumbar disc herniations, discectomy of highly migrated LDH by PELD is known to be very difficult. Highly migrated lumbar disc herniation has long been a challenge for its specific characteristics. Three approaches for PELD have been applied to access a highly migrated LDH, including an interlaminar approach (IL), transforaminal approach (TF), and contralateral transforaminal approach (CTF)...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017752/a-strategy-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-for-migrated-disc-herniation
#18
Kyung-Chul Choi, Dong Chan Lee, Hyeong-Ki Shim, Seung-Ho Shin, Choon-Keun Park
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) with remarkable advancements has led to successful results comparable with open discectomy; however, its application in herniated disc (HD) with migration is still challenging and technically demanding. The purpose of this study is to propose various strategies for PELD according to HD with migration. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 434 consecutive patients who had undergone PELD. HD with migration was classified into 4 zones: low-grade up/down and high-grade up/down based on the extent and direction of migration...
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957786/impaired-intention-to-treat-survival-after-listing-for-liver-transplantation-in-children-with-biliary-atresia-compared-to-other-chronic-liver-diseases-20%C3%A2-years-experience-from-the-nordic-countries
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S Malenicka, B-G Ericzon, M H Jørgensen, H Isoniemi, T H Karlsen, M Krantz, V Naeser, M Olausson, A Rasmussen, K Rönnholm, T Sanengen, T Scholz, B Fischler, A Nemeth
Biliary atresia (BA) is the most common indication for LT in children. We investigated whether this diagnosis per se, compared to other chronic liver diseases (OCLD), had an influence on patient survival. Data from 421 Scandinavian children, 194 with BA and 227 with OCLD, listed for LT between 1990 and 2010 were analyzed. The intention-to-treat survival and influencing risk factors were studied. Patients with BA had higher risk of death after listing than patients with OCLD. The youngest (<1 year) and smallest (<10 kg) children with the highest bilirubin (>510 μmol/L), highest INR (>1...
March 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919762/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-versus-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-revision-surgery-for-recurrent-herniation-after-microendoscopic-discectomy
#20
Yuan Yao, Huiyu Zhang, Junlong Wu, Huan Liu, Zhengfeng Zhang, Yu Tang, Yue Zhou
BACKGROUND: Most patients with recurrence of microendoscopic discectomy (MED) need to receive revision surgery. Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) and percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) are common operative methods for MED recurrence, but no study has been made to compare the clinical outcomes of these 2 surgical methods as revision surgery for MED recurrence. METHODS: A total of 105 patients who underwent either MIS-TLIF (58 patients) or PELD (47 patients) for revision of MED recurrence were included in this study...
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
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