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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328556/coronary-artery-disease-in-decompensated-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation-evaluation
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Samarth S Patel, Eiman Nabi, Luis Guzman, Antonio Abbate, Chandra Bhati, Richard T Stravitz, Trevor Reichman, Scott C Matherly, Carolyn Driscoll, Hannah Lee, Velimir A Luketic, Richard K Sterling, Arun J Sanyal, Vaishali Patel, Marlon Levy, Mohammad Shadab Siddiqui
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is an important contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT). However, the current literature is limited by sampling bias and non-definitive assessment of CAD. AIM: The current study examines the prevalence of CAD via per protocol coronary angiography and its relationship to etiology of liver disease in patients undergoing LT evaluation (LTE). METHODS: Data on 228 patients was prospectively collected who had coronary angiography as part of LTE between 2011-2014...
January 12, 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327822/efficacy-and-safety-of-long-term-entecavir-therapy-in-a-european-population
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Alessandro Collo, Paola Belci, Sharmila Fagoonee, Lucia Loreti, Valeria Gariglio, Ramona Parise, Paola Magistroni, Marilena Durazzo
BACKGROUND: Therapy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients aims at improving their survival by preventing disease progression to cirrhosis and its complications. Entecavir (ETV) is currently a first line therapeutic agent recommended for the treatment of CHB. Our aim was to evaluate the long term outcome of a cohort of CHB patients treated with ETV. METHODS: Thirty-four patients treated with ETV for at least 6 months were included in this study. The virologic response was determined by the dosage of serum HBV-DNA, HBsAg, HBeAg, anti-HBs and anti-HBe antibodies...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324586/ten-year-experience-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-noncirrhotic-portal-hypertension
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David Regnault, Louis d'Alteroche, Charlotte Nicolas, Fanny Dujardin, Jean Ayoub, Jean Marc Perarnau
BACKGROUND: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is considered to be well suited for the treatment of noncirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPHT) because of a usually severe portal hypertension (PHT) and a mild liver failure, but very less data are available. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of patients referred for TIPS between 2004 and 2015 for NCPHT were reviewed. No patient should have clinical or biological or histological features of cirrhosis. RESULTS: Twenty-five patients with a wide variety of histological lesions (sinusoidal dilatations, granulomatosis, regenerative nodular hyperplasia, obliterative portal venopathy, or subnormal liver) and a wide variety of associated diseases (thrombophilia, sarcoidosis, common variable immunodeficiency, scleroderma, Castleman's disease, early primitive biliary cirrhosis, congenital liver fibrosis, chemotherapy, purinethol intake, and congenital varices) were included...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323441/a-low-muscle-mass-increases-mortality-in-compensated-cirrhotic-patients-with-sepsis
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Cristina Lucidi, Barbara Lattanzi, Vincenza Di Gregorio, Simone Incicco, Daria D'Ambrosio, Mario Venditti, Oliviero Riggio, Manuela Merli
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Severe infections and muscle wasting are both associated to poor outcome in cirrhosis. A possible synergic effect of these two entities in cirrhotic patients has not been previously investigated. We aimed at analyzing if a low muscle mass may deteriorate the outcome of cirrhotic patients with sepsis. METHODS: Consecutive cirrhotic patients hospitalized for sepsis were enrolled. Patients were classified for the severity of liver impairment (Child-Pugh class) and for the presence of "low muscle mass" (mid-arm muscle circumference<5th percentile)...
January 11, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320416/eating-patterns-in-patients-with-compensated-cirrhosis-a-case-control-study
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Camille Buscail, Valérie Bourcier, Léopold K Fezeu, Dominique Roulot, Séverine Brulé, Zahia Ben-Abdesselam, Carole Cagnot, Serge Hercberg, Pierre Nahon, Nathalie Ganne-Carrié, Chantal Julia
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence suggesting that maintaining an adequate nutritional status for patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) is relevant to prevent complications. The present study aimed to describe dietary behaviours of patients with compensated and non-complicated LC and comparing them with those of subjects from the general population. METHODS: In this case-control study, patients were volunteers enrolled in the ALICIR (ALImentation et CIRrhose) study, an observational survey nested in two French prospective cohorts of patients with biopsy-proven compensated cirrhosis related either to excessive alcohol consumption (CIRRAL) or to hepatitis B or C virus infection (CirVir)...
January 10, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317337/heart-and-bile-acids-clinical-consequences-of-altered-bile-acid-metabolism
#6
REVIEW
Tharni Vasavan, Elisa Ferraro, Effendi Ibrahim, Peter Dixon, Julia Gorelik, Catherine Williamson
Cardiac dysfunction has an increased prevalence in diseases complicated by liver cirrhosis such as primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. This observation has led to research into the association between abnormalities in bile acid metabolism and cardiac pathology. Approximately 50% of liver cirrhosis cases develop cirrhotic cardiomyopathy. Bile acids are directly implicated in this, causing QT interval prolongation, cardiac hypertrophy, cardiomyocyte apoptosis and abnormal haemodynamics of the heart...
January 6, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317157/laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-early-and-advanced-cirrhosis
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Rachel E Beard, Yisi Wang, Sidrah Khan, J Wallis Marsh, Allan Tsung, David A Geller
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma is well described in early cirrhosis. Less is known regarding outcomes with more advanced cirrhosis, and this study aimed to compare these groups. METHODS: A retrospective review of resections at a high-volume hepatobiliary center over a 15-year period was performed. Primary end-points were 30 and 90-day mortality. Secondary end-points included complications and survival. RESULTS: 80 early (Child's A) were compared to 26 advanced (20 Child's B and 6 Child's C) patients...
January 6, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316057/-a-promising-medium-term-follow-up-of-pediatric-sclerosing-cholangitis-mild-phenotype-or-early-diagnosis
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F Ferrari, G Ranucci, M Aloi, L Della Volpe, F Viola, E Miele, S Cucchiara, R Iorio
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sclerosing cholangitis (SC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease whose diagnosis is being increasingly recognized in childhood. Long-term course and prognosis of pediatric SC is poorly described. METHODS: We reviewed data of pediatric SC patients, followed in two referral centers during a period of up to 20 years. We aimed to evaluate long-term outcomes according to SC phenotype. RESULTS: Among 45 patients (median age: 10...
January 9, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313695/prognostic-factors-of-liver-cirrhosis-mortality-after-a-first-episode-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-a-multicenter-study
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Luigi Melcarne, Julia Sopeña, Francisco José Martínez-Cerezo, Mercedes Vergara, Mireia Miquel, Jordi Sánchez-Delgado, Blai Dalmau, Salvador Machlab, Dustin Portilla, Yonaisy Gonzàlez-Padrón, Mónica Real Álvarez, Chantal Carpintero, Meritxell Casas
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is an infectious complication with a negative impact on survival of patients with cirrhosis. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the short- and long-term survival after a first episode of bacterial peritonitis and the associated prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter study of patients admitted to hospital for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis between 2008 and 2013. Independent variables related to mortality were analyzed by logistic regression...
January 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312974/robotic-assisted-excision-of-type-i-choledochal-cyst-with-roux-en-y-hepaticojejunostomy-reconstruction
#10
EDITORIAL
Shin-E Wang, Shih-Chin Chen, Bor-Uei Shyr, Yi-Ming Shyr
Choledochal cyst is a relatively rare congenital disease. The current standard treatment of choice for choledochal cyst is complete excision with Roux-en-y hepaticojejunostomy due to possible associated complications if left untreated, such as cholangitis, pancreatitis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and biliary malignancy. Traditionally, the resection for choledochal cyst is carried out with open surgery because of complex dissection and bilioenteric reconstruction. Recently, minimal invasive approach has gain wide interest, especially with the use of robotic surgical systems which can facilitate complex minimal access procedures...
December 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312971/impact-of-sarcopenic-overweight-on-the-outcomes-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Ahmed Hammad, Toshimi Kaido, Yuhei Hamaguchi, Shinya Okumura, Atsushi Kobayashi, Hisaya Shirai, Naoko Kamo, Shintaro Yagi, Shinji Uemoto
Background: The effect of body composition disturbances has been recently in focus. Sarcopenic obesity, a co-occurrence of low muscle mass and high body fat was reportedly predictive of high mortality in patients with cirrhosis. However, the impact of the interacting sarcopenia and overweight on the outcomes after liver transplantation is still unclear. Methods: We evaluated 200 patients undergoing adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation at our institution between January 2008 and November 2013 classified according to BMI and psoas muscle index (PMI) on admission to transplant into 4 subgroups; sarcopenic overweight (SO), sarcopenic non-overweight (SN), non-sarcopenic overweight and non-sarcopenic non-overweight (NN)...
December 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311408/hepatic-hydrothorax
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Yong Lv, Guohong Han, Daiming Fan
Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is a pleural effusion that develops in a patient with cirrhosis and portal hypertension in the absence of cardiopulmonary disease. Although the development of HH remains incompletely understood, the most acceptable explanation is that the pleural effusion is a result of a direct passage of ascitic fluid into the pleural cavity through a defect in the diaphragm due to the raised abdominal pressure and the negative pressure within the pleural space. Patients with HH can be asymptomatic or present with pulmonary symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, hypoxemia, or respiratory failure associated with large pleural effusions...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311397/short-and-long-term-outcomes-between-young-and-older-hcc-patients-exceeding-the-milan-criteria-after-hepatectomy
#13
Junyi Shen, Chuan Li, Lvnan Yan, Bo Li, Mingqing Xu, Jiayin Yang, Wentao Wang, Tianfu Wen
AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate short- and long-term survival after surgical treatment between young and older hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients beyond the Milan criteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred fifty-seven HCC patients (≤ 55 years old) were categorized into group A, and one hundred fifty-eight HCC patients (> 55 years old) were categorized into group B. Postoperative complications and overall survival were retrospectively analyzed...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299649/surgical-management-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-impact-of-lymphadenectomy-on-peri-operative-outcomes
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Fabio Bagante, Gaya Spolverato, Matthew Weiss, Sorin Alexandrescu, Hugo P Marques, Luca Aldrighetti, Shishir K Maithel, Carlo Pulitano, Todd W Bauer, Feng Shen, George A Poultsides, Olivier Soubrane, Guillaume Martel, B Groot Koerkamp, Alfredo Guglielmi, Endo Itaru, Andrea Ruzzenente, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: The consequences of lymphadenectomy (LND) on cirrhotic patients undergoing hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) have not been investigated. We sought to analyze the impact of LND on morbidity among patients undergoing resection for ICC. METHODS: A total of 1005 patients who underwent hepatectomy for ICC at one of the 14 participating institutions between 1990 and 2015 were identified. A propensity score match analysis was performed to reduce confounding biases between cirrhosis and non-cirrhosis groups...
January 3, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290508/the-emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-patient-with-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis is a significant cause of death in the U.S. and has a variety of causes, most commonly Hepatitis C and alcohol. Liver fibrosis and nodule formation result in significant complications due to portal system hypertension. There are several deadly complications emergency physicians must consider. OBJECTIVE OF THE REVIEW: Provide an evidence-based update for the resuscitation of decompensating cirrhotic patients and an overview of cirrhosis complications...
December 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288514/high-efficacy-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-plus-dasabuvir-in-hepatitis-c-genotypes-4-and-1-infected-patients-with-severe-chronic-kidney-disease
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Faisal M Sanai, Abdullah S Alghamdi, Ahmad A Afghani, Khalid Alswat, Adnan AlZanbagi, Mosfer N Alghamdi, Abdallah AlMousa, Mohammed Aseeri, Abdullah M Assiri, Mohamed A Babatin
Limited data has shown high efficacy of co-formulated ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r) in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT)-4, and combined with dasabuvir (DSV) in GT1 patients, with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4-5 (<30 mL/min/1.73 m2 ). We assessed real-world safety and efficacy of OBV/PTV/r ± DSV in GT1 and 4-infected patients. METHODS: In this observational cohort (n=67), we enrolled stage 4-5 CKD treatment-naïve or Peginterferon/RBV-experienced GT4-infected patients (n=32) treated for 12-24 weeks with OBV/PTV/r ± RBV, and plus DSV in GT1 patients (n=35, including 3 with GT1/4 co-infection)...
December 29, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286012/hepatitis-a-b-c-and-hiv-seroprevalence-among-syrian-refugee-children-admitted-to-outpatient-clinics
#17
Şükran Köse, Ilker Ödemiş, Didem Çelik, Bengü Gireniz Tatar, Ilkay Akbulut, Dilek Yilmaz Çiftdoğan
Viral hepatitis is the most common cause of serious health problems such as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Leading to immunodeficiency disorders through different mechanisms, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes the development of severe secondary infections. Hepatitis A (HAV) is thought to spread by the faecal-oral route, while Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV are mostly transmitted vertically during childhood. In our study, we aimed to determine the seroprevalence of HAV, HBV, HCV and HIV among Syrian refugee children who were admitted to outpatient clinics...
December 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285115/quantification-of-ascites-based-on-abdomino-pelvic-computed-tomography-scans-for-predicting-the-in-hospital-mortality-of-liver-cirrhosis
#18
Ran Wang, Xingshun Qi, Xiaozhong Guo
Ascites is among the most common complications of liver cirrhosis and is associated with a high mortality rate. The present retrospective study aimed to evaluate the potential correlation between in-hospital mortality of liver cirrhosis and volume of ascites. Patients with liver cirrhosis who were admitted to the General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region (Shenyang, China) between June 2012 and June 2014 and underwent axial abdomino-pelvic computed tomography (CT) scans were retrospectively reviewed. The volume of ascites was approximated using a five-point method, and diagnostic accuracy was expressed by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curves (AUROCs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284411/prediction-of-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-using-transient-elastography-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Jie-Wen Lei, Xiao-Yu Ji, Jun-Feng Hong, Wan-Bin Li, Yan Chen, Yan Pan, Jia Guo
BACKGROUND: It is essential to accurately predict Postoperative liver failure (PHLF) which is a life-threatening complication. Liver hardness measurement (LSM) is widely used in non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis. The aims of this study were to explore the application of preoperative liver stiffness measurements (LSM) by transient elastography in predicting postoperative liver failure (PHLF) in patients with hepatitis B related hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: The study included 247 consecutive patients with hepatitis B related hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent hepatectomy between May 2015 and September 2015...
December 29, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282635/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-early-gastric-cancer-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#20
Won Hyeok Choe, Jeong Hwan Kim, Jung Ho Park, Heung Up Kim, Dae Hyeon Cho, Sang Pyo Lee, Tae Yoon Lee, Sun-Young Lee, In Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Chan Sup Shim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has become widely accepted method for treating early gastric cancer (EGC), but little is known about its role in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). The aims of this study were to evaluate the outcomes of ESD in treating EGC in patients with LC. METHODS: The multicenter retrospective study identified 43 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB)-related cirrhosis undergoing ESD for treating EGC. The patients (LC group) were subdivided into two groups based on their Child-Pugh classification (CP-class): 32 with CP-class A (LC-A) and 11 with CP-class B (LC-B)...
December 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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