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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920863/balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-for-treatment-of-bleeding-gastric-varices-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Sana Basseri, Christopher B Lightfoot
Gastric variceal bleeding is a major complication of portal hypertension and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. While esophageal varices are more common, gastric varices are often more challenging to treat. Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration is an interventional procedure whereby the portosystemic gastrorenal shunt is accessed via the left renal vein and the gastric varix outflow tract obliterated using direct sclerotherapy. Herein, we present a case of a 68-year-old female patient with cirrhosis who presented with bleeding gastric varices and successfully treated...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920543/intestinal-permeability-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Jonathan Manuel Aguirre Valadez, Liliana Rivera-Espinosa, Osvely Méndez-Guerrero, Juan Luis Chávez-Pacheco, Ignacio García Juárez, Aldo Torre
Liver cirrhosis is a worldwide public health problem, and patients with this disease are at high risk of developing complications, bacterial translocation from the intestinal lumen to the mesenteric nodes, and systemic circulation, resulting in the development of severe complications related to high mortality rate. The intestinal barrier is a structure with a physical and biochemical activity to maintain balance between the external environment, including bacteria and their products, and the internal environment...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920470/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-multisystem-disease
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REVIEW
Ivana Mikolasevic, Sandra Milic, Tamara Turk Wensveen, Ivana Grgic, Ivan Jakopcic, Davor Stimac, Felix Wensveen, Lidija Orlic
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common comorbidities associated with overweight and metabolic syndrome (MetS). Importantly, NAFLD is one of its most dangerous complications because it can lead to severe liver pathologies, including fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatic cellular carcinoma. Given the increasing worldwide prevalence of obesity, NAFLD has become the most common cause of chronic liver disease and therefore is a major global health problem. Currently, NAFLD is predominantly regarded as a hepatic manifestation of MetS...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917279/minocycline-attenuates-cirrhotic-cardiomyopathy-and-portal-hypertension-in-a-rat-model-possible-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-pathway
#4
Seyyedeh Elaheh Mousavi, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Maliheh Nobakht, Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi, Iraj Yazdani, Amir Rashidian, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
OBJECTIVES: An increase in nitric oxide (NO) production has been reported in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and, portal hypertension. Since minocycline has been shown to inhibit NO overproduction, we aimed to examine its role in a rat model of CCl4-induced cirrhotic cardiovascular complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Portal pressure and inotropic responsiveness of isolated papillary muscles to isoproterenol were measured in cirrhotic rats, following minocycline (50 mg/kg/day for 8 weeks) treatment...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917074/medical-management-of-metabolic-complications-of-liver-transplant-recipients
#5
Abbey Barnard, Peter Konyn, Sammy Saab
Improved short- and long-term survival of liver transplant recipients has led to increased focus on complications of both the early and late posttransplant periods. A variety of metabolic complications have been observed in the post-orthotopic liver transplant population, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, diabetes mellitus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Although only a small proportion of patients experience metabolic complications prior to transplantation, the prevalence of these complications posttransplantation reaches or exceeds that of the general population...
October 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912035/failure-to-rescue-after-infectious-complications-in-a-statewide-trauma-system
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Elinore J Kaufman, Emily Earl-Royal, Philip S Barie, Daniel N Holena
BACKGROUND: The failure to rescue (FTR) rate, the rate of death after a complication, measures a center's ability to identify and manage complications by "rescuing" vulnerable patients. Infectious complications are common after trauma, but risk factors for death after infection are not established. We hypothesized that risk factors would differ for FTR after infectious complications, development of infections, and for development of and death after non-infectious complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed trauma registry data for adult patients admitted to all 30 level I and II Pennsylvania trauma centers, 2011-2014...
December 2, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910154/interferon-free-regimens-improve-portal-hypertension-and-histological-necroinflammation-in-hiv-hcv-patients-with-advanced-liver-disease
#7
P Schwabl, M Mandorfer, S Steiner, B Scheiner, D Chromy, M Herac, T Bucsics, H Hayden, K Grabmeier-Pfistershammer, A Ferlitsch, G Oberhuber, M Trauner, M Peck-Radosavljevic, T Reiberger
BACKGROUND: HIV/HCV co-infected patients show accelerated fibrosis progression and higher risk for complications of portal hypertension (PHT). AIM: To assess the effects of interferon-free therapy on portal pressure, liver histology and plasma biomarkers in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with PHT. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with paired hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurements prior and after successful treatment (SVR) with interferon-free regimens were included...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908546/effects-of-branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-randomized-trial
#8
Shunsuke Nojiri, Kei Fujiwara, Noboru Shinkai, Etsuko Iio, Takashi Joh
OBJECTIVE: Maintenance of liver function is important for better outcomes after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to examine the effects of oral branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation on liver function, intrahepatic recurrence rate, and incidence of complications after RFA for HCC. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who underwent RFA were enrolled between August 2009 and April 2012, randomized to oral supplementation with Aminoleban EN (BCAA group) or diet alone (control group), and followed to determine changes in serum parameters and health status...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905560/increased-emr2-expression-on-neutrophils-correlates-with-disease-severity-and-predicts-overall-mortality-in-cirrhotic-patients
#9
Chien-Hao Huang, Wen-Juei Jeng, Yu-Pin Ho, Wei- Teng, Yi-Chung Hsieh, Wei-Ting Chen, Yi-Cheng Chen, Hsi-Hsien Lin, I-Shyan Sheen, Chun-Yen Lin
Patients with liver cirrhosis are susceptible to infections with high short-term mortalities. One CD97-related EGF-TM7 molecule, EMR2 (EGF-like molecule containing mucin-like hormone receptor 2), had been shown to regulate human neutrophil function, potentiate systemic inflammation. Nevertheless, EMR2 could also suppress neutrophil survival. Studying the role of EMR2 on neutrophil would be intriguing. 48 healthy volunteers and 100 cirrhotic patients were enrolled. Neutrophils were isolated from peripheral blood and cell surface markers were measured by flow cytometry...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904614/the-predictive-value-of-blood-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-cirrhosis-following-abo-incompatible-liver-transplantation
#10
Bingyi Lin, Lei Geng, Zhiyun Zheng, Junjun Jia, Tian Shen, Jing Zhang, Lin Zhou, Shusen Zheng
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to assess the role of preoperative neutrophil, lymphocyte, and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in predicting survival outcomes of ABO-incompatible liver transplantation (LT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected the demographic and clinical characteristics of 71 patients with end-stage liver cirrhosis following ABO-incompatible LT in this study. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Cox multiple factors regression analysis were performed to determine the independent risk factors from preoperative blood parameters for poor prognosis...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904450/survival-of-patients-with-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-superselective-transarterial-chemoembolization-using-doxorubicin-loaded-dc-bead-under-cone-beam-computed-tomography-control
#11
Peter Popovic, Borut Stabuc, Rado Jansa, Manca Garbajs
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate treatment response, adverse events and survival rates of patients with intermediate stage HCC treated with superselective doxorubicin-loaded DC Bead transarterial chemoembolization (DEBDOX) under cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) control. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 2010 and June 2012, 35 consecutive patients with intermediate stage HCC (32 male, 3 female; average age, 67.5 ± 7.8 years; 22 patients Child-Pugh class A, 8 class B, 5 without cirrhosis) were treated with DEBDOX TACE...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902606/preoperative-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-apri-is-a-predictor-on-postoperative-outcomes-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
JiWen Cheng, Pu Zhao, JiangBo Liu, Xi Liu, XuanLin Wu
Preoperative aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) has been identified as a biochemical marker for histological fibrogenesis and fibrosis in cirrhosis and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Whether preoperative APRI can predict postoperative short-term outcomes has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of preoperative APRI to predict short-term outcomes following liver resection for HCC. APRI was evaluated in 360 patients undergoing liver resection for HCC...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899297/validation-of-the-afp-model-as-a-predictor-of-hcc-recurrence-in-patients-with-viral-hepatitis-related-cirrhosis-who-had-received-a-liver-transplant-for-hcc
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Andrea Notarpaolo, Richard Layèse, Paolo Magistri, Maria Gambato, Michele Colledan, Giulia Magini, Lucia Miglioresi, Alessandro Vitale, Giovanni Vennarecci, Cecilia D Ambrosio, Patrizia Burra, Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Stefano Fagiuoli, Marco Colasanti, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre, Arnoldo Andreoli, Umberto Cillo, Alexis Laurent, Sandrine Katsahian, Etienne Audureau, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Christophe Duvoux
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The AFP model was shown superior to Milan criteria for prediction of HCC recurrence after liver transplantation in a French population. Our aim was to test the AFP model in a non French, post-hepatitic cirrhosis-based population of HCC candidates. METHODS: 574 patients transplanted for HCC in 4 Italian centres were studied. AFP score was assessed at last evaluation before LT. Probabilities of recurrence and survival were estimated by the log rank test or competing risk analysis and compared according to the AFP model...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896931/risk-of-empyema-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-and-cirrhosis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#14
Te-Chun Shen, Chia-Hung Chen, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Cheng-Li Lin, Chih-Yen Tu, Te-Chun Hsia, Chuen-Ming Shih, Wu-Huei Hsu, Fung-Chang Sung
BACKGROUND: Empyema is an important complication for patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (CLDC). However, no study has investigated this relationship by using a population-based cohort study. METHODS: We used the National Health Insurance Research Data of Taiwan to identify a cohort of 76,027 CLDC patients newly diagnosed in 2000-2010 and a comparison cohort without CLDC of same size matched by age, gender and the year of diagnosis. The occurrence of empyema was monitored until the end of 2011...
November 29, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896406/evaluation-of-rex-shunt-on-cavernous-transformation-of-the-portal-vein-in-children
#15
Ruo-Yi Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Xiao-Gang Sun, Qian Liu, Jia-Long Xu, Qi-Gang Lv, Wei-Xiu Chen, Jin-Liang Li
BACKGROUND: Children with cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) develop severe complications from prehepatic portal hypertension, such as recurrent variceal bleeding and thrombocytopenia. In this study, we reported the results of 30 children with symptomatic CTPV that were treated by a Rex shunt. The effectiveness of this surgical approach was evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 30 children aged between 3 and 18 years with CTPV, who underwent a Rex shunt between 2008 and 2015...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895414/hepatic-encephalopathy-ever-closer-to-its-big-bang
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EDITORIAL
Pablo A Souto, Ariel R Marcotegui, Lisandro Orbea, Juan Skerl, Juan Carlos Perazzo
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that commonly complicates the course of patients with liver disease. Despite the fact that the syndrome was probably first recognized hundreds of years ago, the exact pathogenesis still remains unclear. Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is the earliest form of HE and is estimated to affect more that 75% of patients with liver cirrhosis. It is characterized by cognitive impairment predominantly attention, reactiveness and integrative function with very subtle clinical manifestations...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894795/histological-parameters-and-alcohol-abstinence-determine-long-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-disease
#17
Carolin Lackner, Walter Spindelboeck, Johannes Haybaeck, Philipp Douschan, Florian Rainer, Luigi Terracciano, Josef Haas, Andrea Berghold, Ramon Bataller, Rudolf E Stauber
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Few data exist on predictors of long-term prognosis in patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Most studies have only assessed short-term prognosis in patients with advanced ALD. We aimed to assess the prognostic impact of clinical, biochemical and histological parameters on long-term prognosis in patients with early/compensated and decompensated ALD. METHODS: Consecutive patients (n=192) with biopsy-proven liver disease due to alcohol abuse were analyzed retrospectively...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890896/interventional-treatment-of-severe-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#18
Youichi Kawano, Satoru Murata, Nobuhiko Taniai, Masato Yoshioka, Atsushi Hirakata, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Tetsuya Shimizu, Tomohiro Kanda, Junji Ueda, Hideyuki Takada, Hiroshi Yoshida, Koho Akimaru, Shiro Onozawa, Shinichirou Kumita, Eiji Uchida
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare complication of liver transplantation which can lead to graft failure and patient death. Treatment can be difficult, especially in cases of PVT from the intrahepatic portal vein to the proximal jejunal veins. A 55-year-old woman had undergone living-donor liver transplantation with splenectomy for end-stage liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C with hepatocellular carcinoma. Ten months after transplantation, massive ascites and slight abdominal pain developed, and computed tomography revealed a PVT between the intrahepatic portal vein and the superior mesenteric vein...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884455/-acid-sphingomyelinase-deficiency-niemann-pick-disease-type-b-in-adulthood-a-retrospective-multicentric-study-of-28%C3%A2-adult-cases
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O Lidove, N Belmatoug, R Froissart, C Lavigne, I Durieu, K Mazodier, C Serratrice, C Douillard, C Goizet, P Cathebras, G Besson, Z Amoura, A Tazi, M Gatfossé, S Rivière, T Sené, M T Vanier, J-M Ziza
INTRODUCTION: Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD) is an autosomal recessive disease with a clinical spectrum ranging from a neurovisceral infantile form (Niemann-Pick disease type A) to a chronic visceral form also encountered in adults (Niemann-Pick disease type B, NP-B). METHODS: Retrospective multicentric analysis of French adult patients with ASMD over the period 1985-March 2015. Clinical, biological, and imaging data were analyzed. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients (19 males, 9 females) were analyzed...
November 22, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882776/benefits-of-long-term-therapy-with-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#20
Lai Wei, Jia-Horng Kao
OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefits of long-term nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) therapy in reducing the severity and progression of liver disease in treatment-naïve patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). SCOPE: As complications of CHB, such as hepatic decompensation and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), take a long time to develop in patients with less advanced disease, the long-term benefits of NA therapy in such patients are more difficult to prove than short- or medium-term benefits...
November 24, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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