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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333016/predictors-of-liver-toxicity-following-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Michael Velec, Carol R Haddad, Tim Craig, Lisa Wang, Patricia Lindsay, James Brierley, Anthony Brade, Jolie Ringash, Rebecca Wong, John Kim, Laura A Dawson
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors associated with a decline in liver function after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data were analyzed from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated on clinical trials of 6-fraction SBRT. Liver toxicity was defined as an increase in Child-Pugh (CP) score ≥2 three months after SBRT. Clinical factors, SBRT details, and liver dose-volume histogram (DVH) parameters were tested for association with toxicity using logistic regression...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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/28323622/a-quality-of-life-assessment-and-the-correlation-between-generic-and-disease-specific-questionnaires-scores-in-outpatients-with-chronic-liver-disease-pilot-study
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Milica Obradovic, Zoran Gluvic, Nina Petrovic, Milan Obradovic, Ratko Tomasevic, Predrag Dugalic, Esma R Isenovic
INTRODUCTION: Chronic liver diseases (CLD) are important cause of morbidity and mortality in general population. The aim of this study was to analyze potential differences between patients with CLD and healthy control group, and to estimate the severity of CLD by using simple questionnaires: general health questionnaire (GHQ-12) and chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ). METHODS: A cross-sectional pilot study was performed in Zemun Clinical Hospital during years 2014 and 2015...
March 20, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321803/prognosis-of-cirrhotic-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-a-meta-analysis
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Delphine Weil, Eric Levesque, Marc McPhail, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Eleni Theocharidou, Evangelos Cholongitas, Arnaud Galbois, Heng Chih Pan, Constantine J Karvellas, Bertrand Sauneuf, René Robert, Jérome Fichet, Gaël Piton, Thierry Thevenot, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Di Martino
BACKGROUND: The best predictors of short- and medium-term mortality of cirrhotic patients receiving intensive care support are unknown. METHODS: We conducted meta-analyses from 13 studies (2523 cirrhotics) after selection of original articles and response to a standardized questionnaire by the corresponding authors. End-points were in-ICU, in-hospital, and 6-month mortality in ICU survivors. A total of 301 pooled analyses, including 95 analyses restricted to 6-month mortality among ICU survivors, were conducted considering 249 variables (including reason for admission, organ replacement therapy, and composite prognostic scores)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314329/liver-resections-for-colorectal-metastases-in-patients-aged-over-75-years
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Vladislav Treska, Jakub Fichtl, Jan Bruha, Vaclav Liska, Stanislav Kormunda, Jindrich Finek
BACKGROUND: Concerns regarding postoperative complications following liver resection for colorectal liver metastases (CLMs) in elderly patients may lead to preference for conservative therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of patient age in the development of postoperative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Surgical complications were evaluated in 712 patients who underwent surgery for CLMs over the past 13 years. Seventy-two patients (10.1%) were aged ≥75 years and 640 (89...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306680/anaesthesia-in-patients-with-liver-disease
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Malgorzata H Starczewska, Wint Mon, Peter Shirley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the most recent up to date research data and recommendations regarding anaesthetic management of patients with liver disease undergoing surgery. The incidence of chronic liver disease (CLD) continues to rise and perioperative mortality and morbidity remains unacceptably high in this group. Meticulous preoperative assessment and carefully planned anaesthetic management are vital in improving outcomes in patients with liver disease undergoing surgery...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303605/performance-of-scoring-systems-to-predict-mortality-of-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi-Xiang Zheng, Xiao Zhong, Ya-Jun Li, Xue-Gong Fan
BACKGROUND: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) has characteristic feature of multisystem organ failure, rapid progression and low early transplant-free survival. AIM: We performed a meta-analysis to determine the accuracy of five scoring systems in predicting mortality of ACLF patients. METHODS: A systematic database search was performed and retrieved articles were graded according to methodological quality. Collated data was meta-analyzed by hierarchical summarized receiver operating characteristic (HSROC) model and bivariate model to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of scoring systems RESULT: Of 4223 studies identified, 26 studies involving 4732 ACLF patients were included...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298943/hepatic-vein-transit-time-of-second-generation-ultrasound-contrast-agent-new-tool-in-the-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
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Siciliani Luisa, Giovanna Vitale, Anna Rita Sorbo, Pompili Maurizio, Rapaccini Gian Lodovico
PURPOSE: It has been demonstrated that Doppler waveform of the hepatic vein (normally triphasic) is transformed into a biphasic or monophasic waveform in cirrhotic patients. The compressive mechanism of liver tissue has been considered up till now the cause of this change. Moreover, cirrhotics show, after USCA injection, a much earlier HVTT due to intrahepatic shunts. Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the correlation between Doppler pattern of hepatic vein and HVTT of a second-generation USCA; we also correlated HVTT with the most common indexes of portal hypertension...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295923/effect-of-viral-suppression-on-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-in-hepatitis-c-with-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension
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Nezam Afdhal, Gregory T Everson, Jose Luis Calleja, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Jaime Bosch, Diana M Brainard, John G McHutchison, Shampa De-Oertel, Di An, Michael Charlton, Rajender K Reddy, Tarik Asselah, Edward Gane, Michael P Curry, Xavier Forns
BACKGROUND&AIMS: Portal hypertension is a predictor of liver-related clinical events and mortality in patients with hepatitis C and cirrhosis. The effect of interferon-free hepatitis C treatment on portal pressure is unknown. METHODS: Fifty patients with Child-Pugh-Turcotte (CPT) A and B cirrhosis and portal hypertension (hepatic venous pressure gradient [HVPG] >6 mmHg) were randomized to receive 48 weeks of open-label sofosbuvir plus ribavirin at Day 1 or after a 24-week observation period...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293094/competing-risk-analysis-on-outcome-after-hepatic-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Alessandro Cucchetti, Carlo Sposito, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Davide Citterio, Matteo Cescon, Marco Bongini, Giorgio Ercolani, Christian Cotsoglou, Lorenzo Maroni, Vincenzo Mazzaferro
AIM: To investigate death for liver failure and for tumor recurrence as competing events after hepatectomy of hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: Data from 864 cirrhotic Child-Pugh class A consecutive patients, submitted to curative hepatectomy (1997-2013) at two tertiary referral hospitals, were used for competing-risk analysis through the Fine and Gray method, aimed at assessing in which circumstances the oncological benefit from tumour removal is greater than the risk of dying from hepatic decompensation...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292360/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-causes-clinical-characteristics-and-predictors-of-mortality
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Abbas Ali Tasneem, Nasir Hassan Luck
OBJECTIVE: To determine the causes, characteristics and predictors of mortality in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, from July 2014 to June 2016. METHODOLOGY: All patients with acute-on-chronic liver disease (ACLD) with ages > 12 were included...
January 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285839/clinical-assessment-of-coiled-fiducial-markers-as-internal-surrogates-for-hepatocellular-carcinomas-during-gated-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-with-a-real-time-tumor-tracking-system
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Hideki Hanazawa, Shotaro Takahashi, Takehiro Shiinoki, Sung Chul Park, Yuki Yuasa, Masahiro Koike, Shinji Kawamura, Keiko Shibuya
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To report the clinical usefulness of coiled fiducial markers as an internal surrogate in gated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using a real-time tumor-tracking radiotherapy (RTRT) system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen HCC patients with Child-Pugh (CP) scores of A or B received gated SBRT (45-50Gy in 5-10 fractions) using an RTRT system and Visicoil markers. Local control (LC), progression-free (PFS), and overall survival (OS) rates were assessed using the Kaplan-Meier method...
March 9, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271564/acute-kidney-injury-predicts-mortality-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-gastric-variceal-bleeding
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Yun-Cheng Hsieh, Kuei-Chuan Lee, Ping-Hsien Chen, Chien-Wei Su, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin
BACKGROUND & AIM: The International Club of Ascites (ICA) recently proposed a new definition of AKI in cirrhotic patients. We evaluated the ICA-AKI criteria and their association with the prognosis of cirrhotic patients with gastric variceal bleeding (GVB). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using prospective database of cirrhotic patients hospitalized with the first presentation of acute GVB at Taipei Veterans General Hospital from April 2007 to December 2010 was performed to evaluate the development of AKI...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263464/assessment-of-hepatic-impairment-and-implications-for-pharmacokinetics-of-substance-use-treatment
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Andrew H Talal, Charles S Venuto, Islam Younis
Although the liver is the primary site of metabolism and biliary excretion for many medications, data are limited on the liver's pharmacokinetic abilities in cirrhosis. Cirrhosis develops through collagen deposition, eventually culminating in end-stage liver disease that compromises hepatic drug metabolism. Consequently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends evaluating the pharmacokinetics of medications in subjects with hepatic impairment if hepatic metabolism constitutes more than 20% of their elimination or if they have a narrow therapeutic range...
March 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261694/impact-of-clinically-significant-portal-hypertension-on-surgical-outcomes-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-compensated-liver-cirrhosis-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Chul Woo Jang, Hyung Jun Kwon, Horyon Kong, Heontak Ha, Young Seok Han, Jae Min Chun, Sang Geol Kim, Yun Jin Hwang
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: The roles of portal hypertension (PHT) on the postoperative course after hepatectomy are still debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate surgical outcomes of hepatectomy in patients with PHT. METHODS: Data from 152 cirrhotic patients who underwent hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) were collected retrospectively. Patients were divided into two groups according to the preoperative presence of PHT as follows: 44 patients with PHT and 108 without PHT...
November 2016: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261383/malnutrition-negatively-impacts-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-an-observational-study
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Gabriela Rojas-Loureiro, Alfredo Servín-Caamaño, Elizabeth Pérez-Reyes, Luis Servín-Abad, Fátima Higuera-de la Tijera
AIM: To verify how malnutrition is related to health-related quality of life (HRQL) impairment in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: Data was retrospectively abstracted from medical records and obtained by direct interview. We included patients with cirrhosis from any etiology, evaluated at the Liver Clinic from Gastroenterology Department in a tertiary healthcare center, from June 2014 to June 2016. Child-Pugh score, data about complications, and demographic, clinical and anthropometric characteristics of patients were obtained...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261338/predictive-factors-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-receiving-sorafenib-therapy-using-time-dependent-receiver-operating-characteristic-analysis
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Hiroki Nishikawa, Norihiro Nishijima, Hirayuki Enomoto, Azusa Sakamoto, Akihiro Nasu, Hideyuki Komekado, Takashi Nishimura, Ryuichi Kita, Toru Kimura, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi, Yukio Osaki
AIMS: To investigate variables before sorafenib therapy on the clinical outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients receiving sorafenib and to further assess and compare the predictive performance of continuous parameters using time-dependent receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 225 HCC patients were analyzed. We retrospectively examined factors related to overall survival (OS) and progression free survival (PFS) using univariate and multivariate analyses...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260649/higher-serum-interleukin-17a-levels-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-predicting-early-disease-progression-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
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Hyo Jung Cho, Soon Sun Kim, Ji Sun Nam, Min Jung Oh, Dae Ryong Kang, Jai Keun Kim, Jei Hee Lee, Bohyun Kim, Min Jae Yang, Jae Chul Hwang, Sun Gyo Lim, Sung Jae Shin, Kee Myung Lee, Byung Moo Yoo, Kwang Jae Lee, Sung Won Cho, Jae Youn Cheong
BACKGROUND: Although sorafenib is the only available drug with proven efficacy for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the clinical efficacy of sorafenib is variable and unpredictable. The aim of the current study was to identify potential serum biomarkers predicting cancer progression and overall survival (OS) in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related advanced HCC treated with sorafenib. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with HBV-related advanced HCC (modified Union for International Cancer Control [UICC] stage IVa or IVb) treated with sorafenib for more than 4weeks were retrospectively enrolled...
March 2, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260464/incisional-hernia-after-liver-transplant
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Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Mahir Kirnap, Sedat Yildirim, Gokhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: An incisional hernia seriously burdens the quality of life after liver transplant. The incidence of incisional hernia after liver transplant is reported to be 4% to 20%. Here, we evaluated incisional hernias that occurred after adult liver transplant and incisional hernias intentionally made in infant liver transplant procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 1988 and May 2016, we performed 536 liver transplant procedures in 515 patients. Demographic features, surgical outcomes, and predisposing factors were evaluated...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260463/auxiliary-partial-orthotopic-living-liver-transplant-for-wilson-disease
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Mehmet Haberal, Aydincan Akdur, Gokhan Moray, Sedat Boyacioglu, Adnan Torgay, Gulnaz Arslan, Gulnaz Arslan, Binnaz Handan Ozdemir
Wilson disease is a genetic disease involving copper metabolism disturbances that result in copper accumulations, especially in the liver and brain. Wilson disease can be treated with pharmacologic agents, such as chelators that induce urinary excretion of copper or zinc salts that inhibit copper absorption in the digestive tract. Liver transplant is the only treatment option for Wilson disease when liver failure has occurred. In some patients, that is, in those with Child-Pugh A score, neurologic disease can be seen without hepatic failure...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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