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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640110/case-report-of-a-modified-meso-rex-bypass-as-a-treatment-technique-for-late-onset-portal-vein-cavernous-transformation-with-portal-hypertension-after-adult-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation
#1
Dongdong Han, Rui Tang, Liang Wang, Ang Li, Xin Huang, Shan Shen, Jiahong Dong
RATIONALE: Portal vein thrombosis is a complication after liver transplantation and cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) is a result of portal vein thrombosis, with symptoms of portal hypertension revealed by an enhanced CT scan. Meso-Rex bypass is an artificial shunt connecting the left portal vein to the superior mesenteric vein and is mainly used for idiopathic cavernomas. This technique is also used for post-transplant portal vein thrombosis in pediatric patients thereby bypassing obstructed sites of the extrahepatic portal vein...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632515/p4-stump-approach-for-intraoperative-portal-vein-stenting-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation-an-innovative-technique-for-a-challenging-problem
#2
Chao-Long Chen, Yu-Fan Cheng, Viola Huang, Ting-Lung Lin, Yi-Chia Chan, Hsin-You Ou, Chee-Chien Yong, Shih-Ho Wang, Chih-Che Lin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of the P4 stump stenting approach for treating portal vein (PV) complications in pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). BACKGROUND: PV complications cause significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric LDLT. Biliary atresia in the backdrop of pathological PV hypoplasia and sclerosis heightens the complexity of PV reconstruction. The authors developed a novel approach for intraoperative PV stenting via the graft segment 4 PV stump (P4 stump) to address this challenge...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631359/management-of-pediatric-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-multimodal-approach
#3
Mira A Kohorst, Deepti M Warad, Jane M Matsumoto, Julie K Heimbach, Mounif El-Youssef, Carola A S Arndt, Vilmarie Rodriguez, Amulya A Nageswara Rao
HCC is rare in the pediatric population, but is the second most common liver malignancy in children. Survival rates for primary unresectable HCC have been dismal. The objective of this study was to describe our experience with a multimodal approach for the management of unresectable HCC in two adolescent patients and to review the literature. Both patients are currently alive with no recurrence at 51 and 29 months post-transplant. Multimodality treatment involving chemotherapy with doxorubicin, cisplatin, and sorafenib; TACE; timely liver transplantation; and post-transplant therapy with sorafenib and mTOR inhibitors may help improve outcomes and prolong survival in pediatric patients with unresectable HCC...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627016/unique-clinical-conditions-associated-with-different-acinar-regions-of-fibrosis-in-long-term-surviving-pediatric-liver-grafts
#4
Marjolein Baas, Annette S H Gouw, Marius C van den Heuvel, Bouke G Hepkema, Paul M G J Peeters, HenkJan Verkade, René Scheenstra
In the majority of long-term survivors after PLTx, graft fibrosis has been identified. Recently, subtypes of graft fibrosis have been described based on their predominant acinar localization. We aimed to evaluate whether the development of portal, perisinusoidal, and centrilobular distribution of graft fibrosis is related to patient or transplantation-related parameters. We reviewed the histological features in protocol liver biopsies taken at 1 and 5 years after PLTx of 47 children on a tacrolimus-based immunosuppressive regimen...
June 18, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621023/pediatric-liver-transplantation-for-fulminant-hepatic-failure-secondary-to-intentional-iron-overdose
#5
Joanne Lai, Jaime Chu, Ronen Arnon
Acute iron poisoning may lead to life-threatening hepatotoxicity. We present the cases of two pediatric patients with hepatotoxicity following intentional iron ingestion that progressed rapidly to fulminant hepatic failure despite treatment with deferoxamine. Liver transplantation was lifesaving in both patients. These cases emphasize the need for a high index of suspicion for iron ingestion, close monitoring for liver toxicity, and timely consideration for liver transplantation.
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620649/hepatoblastoma-transplant-versus-resection-experience-in-a-latin-american-transplant-center
#6
Luis A Caicedo, Angie Sabogal, Oscar Serrano, Jorge I Villegas, Verónica Botero, María T Agudelo, Viviana Lotero, Diana Dávalos, Eliana Manzi, Ana M Aristizabal, Catalina Gomez, Gabriel J Echeverri
BACKGROUND: Hepatoblastoma is the most common primary malignant liver tumor in children and is usually diagnosed during the first 3 years of life. Overall survival has increased 50% due to chemotherapeutic schemes, expertise surgery centers, and liver transplantation. METHODS: A retrospective collection of data was performed from pediatric patients with diagnosis of hepatoblastoma. Variables included demographic, diagnostic tools and histological classification; chemotherapy and surgical treatment; and outcomes and patient survival...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620647/the-effect-and-safety-of-prostaglandin-administration-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#7
Céline Lironi, Valérie A McLin, Barbara E Wildhaber
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandins are often administered after liver transplantation (LT) to diminish ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), to favor liver recovery and to prevent vascular thrombosis. Possible beneficial effects in adult liver recipients are controversial, but the single existing pediatric small case series shows no significant impact of prostaglandin administration after LT. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of the prostaglandin dinoprostone in pediatric liver recipients...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612751/fighting-mortality-in-the-waiting-list-liver-transplantation-in-north-america-europe-and-asia
#8
Daniel Zamora-Valdes, Pilar Leal-Leyte, Peter T W Kim, Giuliano Testa
Liver disease is a major cause of mortality worldwide. Liver transplantation (LT) is the most effective treatment for end stage liver disease. Available resources and social circumstances have led to different ways of implementing LT around the world. The experience with pediatric LT corroborates the hypothesis that a combination of surgical strategies can be beneficial. The goal of this manuscript is to describe the strategies used by LT centers in North America, Europe and Asia and how these strategies can be applied to reduce waitlist mortality and increase access to LT...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608818/impact-of-parvovirus-b19-viremia-in-liver-transplanted-children-on-anemia-a-retrospective-study
#9
Michael Würdinger, Susanne Modrow, Annelie Plentz
Acute parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection in immunocompromised patients may lead to severe anemia. However, in adult transplant recipients, B19V reactivations without anemia and low-level viremia are common. The impact of B19V in pediatric transplant patients, with high risk of primary infection, is investigated here. In a six-month period, 159 blood samples of 54 pediatric liver transplant recipients were tested for B19V DNA by quantitative real-time PCR. Viremia was correlated with anemia and immunosuppression and compared with rates in adult transplant recipients...
June 13, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604513/severe-sarcopenia-and-increased-fat-stores-in-pediatric-patients-with-liver-kidney-or-intestine-failure
#10
Richard S Mangus, Weston J Bush, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Christina Miller
OBJECTIVES: Malnutrition and wasting predict clinical outcomes in children with severe chronic illness. Objectively calculated malnutrition in children with end-stage organ failure has not been well studied. This analysis compares children with kidney, liver or intestine failure to healthy controls to quantitate the disparity in muscle and fat stores. METHODS: Children younger than age 19 with end stage liver, kidney or intestine failure and with pre-transplant computed tomography (CT) imaging were selected from the transplant database...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603862/graft-reduction-using-a-powered-stapler-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#11
Koichiro Yoshimaru, Toshiharu Matsuura, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Makoto Hayashida, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Yusuke Yanagi, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Hideaki Uchiyama, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yoshihiko Maehara, Tomoaki Taguchi
Large-for-size syndrome is defined by inadequate tissue oxygenation, which results in vascular complications and graft compression after abdominal closure in living donor liver transplantation recipients. An accurate graft reduction that matches the optimal liver volume for the recipient is essential. We herein initially present the feasibility and safety of graft reduction using a powered stapler to obtain an optimal graft size. From October 1996 to October 2015, a total of eight graft reductions were performed using a powered stapler (group A; n=4) or by the conventional method using a cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator and portal triad suturing (group B; n=4)...
June 11, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601178/pediatric-hepatobiliary-neoplasms-an-overview-and-update
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REVIEW
Ali Yikilmaz, Michael George, Edward Y Lee
Recent developments regarding the treatment of pediatric liver tumors have significantly improved patient care. Stimulated by collaboration between international pediatric groups, advances have been made in surgical techniques, transplantation options, and chemotherapy schemas. In light of this progress, clear understanding of the state-of-the-art imaging evaluation of hepatobiliary tumors has become even more integral to the effective management of children with hepatic neoplasms. The unique imaging features of hepatic neoplasms in the pediatric population, when coupled with supportive demographic data and laboratory findings, can lead to accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of hepatobiliary tumors...
July 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598410/pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Haley Bush, Pegah Golabi, Zobair M Younossi
Abstract: With the increase in the prevalence of obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become among the leading causes of chronic liver disease in the pediatric age group. Once believed to be a "two-hit process", it is now clear that the actual pathophysiology of NAFLD is complex and involves multiple pathways. Moreover, NAFLD is not always benign, and patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are at increased risk of developing advanced stages of liver disease. It has also been shown that NAFLD is not only a liver disease, but is also associated with multiple extrahepatic manifestations, including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and low bone mineral density...
June 9, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590589/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-post-kasai-biliary-atresia-analysis-of-pretransplant-predictors-of-outcomes-in-infants
#14
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/28583557/in-situ-posterior-graft-segmentectomy-for-large-for-size-syndrome-in-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-in-adults-a-case-report
#15
A Nagatsu, T Yoshizumi, T Ikegami, N Harimoto, N Harada, Y Soejima, A Taketomi, Y Maehara
Large-for-size syndrome (LFSS) is controversial in pediatric living donor liver transplantation patients and is associated with a poor graft outcome. Similar situations in deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) in adults have not been reported frequently, and there are no official guidelines worldwide. Deceased donation is extremely limited in Japan, and when a larger liver is allocated for a very sick small recipient in Japan, transplantation with a plan to address LFSS might be necessary. The patient is a 58-year-old female patient who had acute liver failure with coma...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583542/splenectomy-for-severe-intestinal-bleeding-caused-by-portal-hypertensive-enteropathy-after-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-report-of-three-cases
#16
K Tokodai, N Kawagishi, S Miyagi, C Nakanishi, Y Hara, W Nakanishi, T Kamei, N Ohuchi
BACKGROUND: The incidence of portal vein thrombosis after pediatric living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is reported to be higher than that after deceased-donor or adult liver transplantation. Portal vein thrombosis can cause portal hypertension and related complications, including portal hypertensive gastropathy or portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE). PHE, in particular, can lead to severe intestinal bleeding, which is extremely difficult to treat. However, the pathogenesis of and appropriate treatment for PHE are not clearly defined, especially after pediatric LDLT...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580726/the-first-case-of-domino-split-liver-transplantation-in-maple-syrup-urine-disease
#17
Uta Herden, Jun Li, Lutz Fischer, Florian Brinkert, Martin Blohm, René Santer, Bjoern Nashan, Enke Grabhorn
The enzymatic defect in MSUD results in accumulation of neurotoxic metabolites of BCAAs. LTX has shown to be a feasible strategy in patients non-responsive to diet. Because of sufficient enzyme activity in extrahepatic tissues in healthy people, the MSUD liver graft is a suitable domino organ. We present the first case of a technical challenging ex situ split of a MSUD domino organ transplanted into two pediatric recipients. The domino graft donor was a 21-year-old female (58 kg) suffering from MSUD with recurrent metabolic decompensation despite strict diet...
June 5, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574195/pharmacoepidemiology-of-tacrolimus-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#18
Natalia Riva, Paula Schaiquevich, Paulo Cáceres Guido, Esteban Halac, Marcelo Dip, Oscar Imventarza
AEs during immunosuppressive treatment with tacrolimus are very common. We retrospectively evaluated FK safety and efficacy in a large pediatric liver transplant cohort in Latin America. During 2-year follow-up, we analyzed data from patients who underwent liver transplantation over the period 2010-2012 and recorded FK exposure, AEs, and AR episodes. AEs were classified according causality and severity. Tacrolimus exposure before and during AE was compared using Wilcoxon matched-pairs test. Kaplan-Meier curves were used for survival analysis...
June 2, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572563/effect-of-recipient-age-at-liver-transplantation-on-prevalence-of-post-transplant-donor-specific-hla-antibody
#19
Kazuaki Tokodai, Shigehito Miyagi, Chikashi Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Hara, Wataru Nakanishi, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei
BACKGROUND Post-transplant donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA) may have a detrimental effect on long-term outcomes of organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to specifically evaluate the effect of recipient age on the prevalence of DSA over a long-term follow-up after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of DSA evaluations was performed in 50 pediatric patients with HLA data available. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on their age at the time of LDLT: younger (Y) group, age <3 years; older (O) group, age ≥3 years...
June 2, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572073/tigecycline-treatment-in-an-infant-with-extensively-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteremia
#20
Jiawei Zeng, Lidan Zhang, Min Gao, Jingjing Wu, Haiyan Wu, Jie Chen, Xiao Chen, Wen Tang
The successful use of tigecycline in a 12-month old liver transplant recipient with extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia is presented. Tigecycline serum concentrations were monitored to help improve antibiotic efficacy and minimize side effects. A literature review identified 11 additional pediatric cases of A. baumannii infection treated with tigecycline since 2011. Tigecycline treatment should be considered in children with extensively drug-resistant bacterial infections.
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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