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Jaundice after liver transplantation

Aji Tuerganaili, Y M Shao, J M Zhao, T Li, B Ran, T M Jiang, R Q Zhang, Tuxun Tuerhongjiang, L Wu, M Guo, H Wen
Objective: To investigate the clinical significance of accurate assessment of "volume and quality" of functional liver in Autologous liver transplantation (ALT) in the treatment of the advanced hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE). Methods: The clinical data of 12 patients with advanced HAE who underwent ALT at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University from May 2015 to July 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The preoperative hepatic functions of 12 patients were 8 Child-Pugh Grade A, 1 Grade B, and 3 Grade C...
January 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Dong-Bo Wu, En-Qiang Chen, Lang Bai, Hong Tang
BACKGROUND: Antithyroid drugs carry a potential risk of hepatotoxicity. Propylthiouracil (PTU) is commonly prescribed for patients with hyperthyroidism. PTU, however, can induce liver injury, ranging from mild asymptomatic elevation of aminotransferases to acute liver failure (ALF). CASE PRESENTATION: This case reports on a 16-year-old Chinese girl with hyperthyroidism, who was admitted to our hospital for jaundice, nausea, and fatigue associated with severe hyperbilirubinemia and coagulopathy...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Scott Nightingale, Michael O Stormon, Edward V O'Loughlin, Albert Shun, Gordon Thomas, Eric I Benchimol, Andrew S Day, Susan Adams, Edward Shi, Chee Y Ooi, Binita M Kamath, Annie Fecteau, Jacob C Langer, Eve A Roberts, Simon C Ling, Vicky L Ng
OBJECTIVES: Most infants with biliary atresia (BA) require liver transplantation (LT) after hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE), including those who initially clear jaundice. The aim of the present study was to identify clinical and routine laboratory factors in infants with BA post-HPE that predict native liver survival at 2 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 217 patients with BA undergoing HPE in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada between January 1986 and July 2009...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Narendra Singh Choudhary, Sanjiv Saigal, Neeraj Saraf, Amit Rastogi, Sanjay Goja, Prashant Bhangui, Vijay Vohra, Deepak Govil, Arvinder S Soin
INTRODUCTION: Drug induced acute liver failure (ALF) is associated with high mortality. There is limited literature on results of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted at a tertiary care centre in North India. All patients who received LDLT for drug induced ALF were included. The data is shown as median (IQR). RESULTS: A total of 18 patients (15 females and 3 males), aged 34(25-45) years, underwent LDLT for DILI related ALF...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
Avash Kalra, Joel P Wedd, Kiran M Bambha, Jane Gralla, Lucy Golden-Mason, Christine Collins, Hugo R Rosen, Scott W Biggins
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score has reduced accuracy for liver transplantation (LT) wait-list mortality when MELD ≤ 20. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a biomarker associated with systemic inflammation and may predict cirrhotic decompensation and death. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic utility of high NLR (≥4) for liver-related death among low MELD patients listed for LT, controlling for stage of cirrhosis. In a nested case-control study of cirrhotic adults awaiting LT (February 2002 to May 2011), cases were LT candidates with a liver-related death and MELD ≤ 20 within 90 days of death...
February 2017: Liver Transplantation
Mack C Mitchell, Lawrence S Friedman, Craig J McClain
The purpose of this clinical practice update is to review diagnostic criteria for severe acute alcoholic hepatitis and to determine the current best practices for this life-threatening condition. The best practices in this review are based on clinical trials, systematic reviews including meta-analysis and expert opinion to develop an approach to diagnosis and management. Best Practice Advice 1: Abstinence from drinking alcohol is the cornerstone of treatment for alcohol hepatitis (AH). Best Practice Advice 2: Patients with jaundice and suspected AH should have cultures of blood, urine, and ascites, if present, to determine the presence of bacterial infections regardless of whether they have fever...
January 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dev Katarey, Sumita Verma
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) remains the most common cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the western world. Excluding paracetamol overdose, nearly all DILI encountered in the clinical setting is idiosyncratic in nature because affected individuals represent only a small proportion of those treated with such drugs. In many cases, the mechanism for idiosyncrasy is immune-mediation and is often identified by genetic risk determined by human leukocyte antigen variants. In the absence of diagnostic tests and/or biomarkers, the diagnosis of DILI requires a high index of suspicion after diligently excluding other causes of abnormal liver tests...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Dellys M Soler, Antonio I Del Valle, David Fernandez-Lube, Benjamin L Shneider
OBJECTIVE: Specific inherited disorders may be more common in island communities. Prior case reports suggest that cholestatic liver diseases may constitute a group of these inherited disorders in Puerto Rico. A cross-sectional survey of liver diseases in children was conducted to assess this hypothesis. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed in patients with chronic cholestasis at "Hospital Pediátrico Universitario" in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten potential participants with high gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGTP) cholestasis were identified...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
Tomohide Hori, Yasuharu Onishi, Hideya Kamei, Nobuhiko Kurata, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoji Ishizu, Yasuhiro Ogura
Hepatitis C recurrence continues to present a major challenge in liver transplantation (LT). Approximately 10% of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive recipients will develop fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH) after LT. FCH is clinically characterized as marked jaundice with cholestatic hepatic dysfunction and high titers of viremia. Pathologically, FCH manifests as marked hepatocyte swelling, cholestasis, periportal peritrabecular fibrosis and only mild inflammation. This progressive form usually involves acute liver failure, and rapidly results in graft loss...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Yukihiro Sanada, Yasunaru Sakuma, Hideki Sasanuma, Atsushi Miki, Takumi Katano, Yuta Hirata, Noriki Okada, Naoya Yamada, Yoshiyuki Ihara, Taizen Urahashi, Naohiro Sata, Yoshikazu Yasuda, Koichi Mizuta
Utilizing the opened round ligament as venous grafts during liver transplantation is useful but controversial, and there are no pathological analyses of this procedure. Herein, we describe the first reported case of a pathological analysis of an opened round ligament used as a venous patch graft in a living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). A 13-year-old female patient with biliary atresia underwent LDLT using a posterior segment graft from her mother. The graft had two hepatic veins (HVs), which included the right HV (RHV; 15 mm) and the inferior RHV (IRHV; 20 mm)...
September 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Chiyoe Shirota, Hiroo Uchida, Yasuyuki Ono, Naruhiko Murase, Takahisa Tainaka, Kazuki Yokota, Kazuo Oshima, Ryo Shirotsuki, Akinari Hinoki, Hisami Ando
BACKGROUND: The indications for and efficacy of revision of portoenterostomy (PE) for biliary atresia (BA) needs to be reassessed in an era of liver transplantation. We therefore reviewed the long-term outcomes following revision of PE. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of the medical records of patients with BA who underwent PE and revision of PE. We investigated the role of revision on outcomes of jaundice-free native liver survival (approval number: 2015-0094)...
November 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
Tomohide Hori, Yasuharu Onishi, Hideya Kamei, Nobuhiko Kurata, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoji Ishizu, Yasuhiro Ogura
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C recurrence is a serious matter after liver transplantation (LT). Approximately 10% of hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive recipients develop fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH). FCH rapidly results in graft loss. Currently, direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are effective and safe for hepatitis C, even after LT. However, only a few cases of successfully treated FCH after LT have been reported. We present FCH in a complicated case with sepsis and portal flow obstruction after LT. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old man underwent cadaveric LT...
August 22, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Samuel Raimundo Fernandes, Antonio T Alves, Margarida Barreto Cortes, Helena Cortez-Pinto
We report the case of a 37-year-old man with a previous bone marrow transplantation presenting with abdominal pain, diarrhoea and jaundice. Laboratory evaluation showed marked elevated liver enzymes, amylase and lipase with ultrasonographic evidence of acute alithiasic pancreatitis. Liver biopsy was compatible with graft-versus-host disease and toxic hepatitis. The patient rapidly improved after increasing immunosuppression. Although gastrointestinal manifestations are common in graft-versus-host disease, clinical acute pancreatitis is rarely seen...
August 2, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Hideyuki Sasaki, Hiromu Tanaka, Motoshi Wada, Takuro Kazama, Megumi Nakamura, Hironori Kudo, Ryoji Okubo, Tsuyoshi Sakurai, Masaki Nio
PURPOSE: Long-term survivors of biliary atresia (BA) sometimes experience liver dysfunction. We evaluated the prognostic factors for long-term native liver survival (NLS) in BA patients after the Kasai procedure. METHODS: This study included 67 patients with jaundice disappearance after the Kasai procedure performed between 1972 and 1995, and NLS for over 10 years. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical parameters, including the type of BA, age at the Kasai procedure, medical conditions, and treatments...
September 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Qusay A Abdoh, Asma M Alnajjar, Faisal A Abaalkhail, Mohammed Al Sebayel, Hussa F Al-Hussaini, Waleed K Al-Hamoudi, Hazem Helmy, Mohamad Almansour, Hussien A Elsiesy
HEHE is a rare neoplasm of vascular origin that occurs in the liver; UNOS reported a favorable outcome after liver transplantation in 110 patients with 1-year and 5-year survival of 80% and 64%. Case Report. A 40-year-old lady presented with a three-month history of right upper abdominal pain with nausea, vomiting, and significant loss of weight associated with scleral icterus and progressive abdominal distension. Examination revealed jaundice, hepatomegaly, and ascites. Serum bilirubin was 26.5 mg/dL and ALP was 552 CT...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Kevin Chatham-Stephens, Ethel Taylor, Arthur Chang, Amy Peterson, Johnni Daniel, Colleen Martin, Patricia Deuster, Rebecca Noe, Stephanie Kieszak, Josh Schier, Karl Klontz, Lauren Lewis
In September 2013, the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) was notified of seven adults who developed acute hepatitis after taking OxyELITE Pro™, a weight loss and sports dietary supplement. CDC assisted HDOH with their investigation, then conducted case-finding outside of Hawaii with FDA and the Department of Defense (DoD). We defined cases as acute hepatitis of unknown etiology that occurred from April 1, 2013, through December 5, 2013, following exposure to a weight loss or muscle-building dietary supplement, such as OxyELITE Pro™...
July 1, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
Victoria Shakhin, Kishore Iyer, Jaime Chu, Archana Ramaswami, Neil Lester, Ronen Arnon
Small bowel obstruction in a pediatric patient following liver transplant often results from adhesions, hernias, or post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease. Here, we present an unusual and previously unreported entity - Roux-en-Y intussusception in an eight-yr-old female several years after liver transplantation. Although a rare complication, Roux-en-Y intussusception should be considered as a potential etiology in the patient presenting with bowel obstruction, with specific attention to acute presentation accompanying jaundice...
September 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Palittiya Sintusek, Voranush Chongsrisawat, Yong Poovorawan
OBJECTIVE: Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by copper accumulation. Clinical presentations are extraordinarily diverse, and currently no single diagnostic test can confirm WD with high accuracy. A complete understanding of the presentations and improved diagnostic methods are important for disease management. The authors' aimed to examine disease characteristics, management, and treatment outcome of WD in children, especially when genetic analysis and liver copper measurements were limited...
February 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Anil Arora, Naresh Bansal, Praveen Sharma, Vikas Singla, Varun Gupta, Pankaj Tyagi, Manish Malik, Ashish Kumar
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection is common in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is an important cause of liver disease. We describe the demographic, clinical and biochemical profile of these patients from a tertiary care center of north India. METHODS: Records of consecutive patients of HCV infection with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis or with renal transplantation who presented to our unit from January 2009 to June 2013 were analyzed...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Yosra Kerkeni, Amine Ksiaa, Mohsen Belghith, Lassad Sahnoun, Kais Maazoun, I Krichene, Mongi Mekki, Nouri Abdellatif
BACKGROUND: Biliary atresia (BA) is a progressive inflammatory destructive process of the bile ducts occurring in about one of every 20.000 live births. If left untreated, biliary atresia can lead to liver failure. AIM: This is the first study on biliary atresia from Africa. The Aim of our study is to describe the clinical and prognostic aspects of biliary atresia in a Tunisian medical centre, where integrated medico-surgical management of children with liver diseases is lacking and liver transplant is not available...
November 2015: La Tunisie Médicale
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