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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803487/a-mechanism-based-approach-to-management-of-children-with-end-stage-liver-disease
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Allah B Haafiz
Due to parallel advances in surgical and acute care disciplines, liver transplantation (LT) has revolutionized the outlook for children with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Contrary to advances in technical aspects of LT and the peri-operative care, pre-transplant management of ESLD remains quite a formidable challenge. Areas covered: This review provides mechanisms based management strategies to address common complications of ESLD including malnutrition, amended metabolic pathways, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and development of ascites...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764764/sclerosing-mesenteritis-in-a-5-year-old-chinese-boy-a-case-report
#2
Cui-Ping Liang, Min Yang, Pei-Yu Chen, Lan-Lan Geng, Ding-You Li, Si-Tang Gong
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that primarily affects the mesentery of the small intestine during late adult life. Only about twenty pediatric cases have been reported to date, but none has been reported in Chinese children. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old Chinese male presented with a 4-week history of recurrent bloating, abdominal pain, anorexia and vomiting. On admission, physical examination showed a severely distended abdomen...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754544/consensus-report-by-pediatric-acute-lung-injury-and-sepsis-investigators-and-pediatric-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-consortium-joint-working-committees-supportive-care-guidelines-for-management-of-veno-occlusive-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-part
#3
REVIEW
Rajinder P S Bajwa, Kris M Mahadeo, Benjamin H Taragin, Christopher C Dvorak, Jennifer McArthur, Asumthia Jeyapalan, Christine N Duncan, Robert Tamburro, Alison Gehred, Leslie Lehman, Paul Richardson, Jeffery J Auletta, Ann E Woolfrey
Veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a common and potentially fatal complication in children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). It occurs in about one-third of all patients undergoing transplantation and is fatal in 50% of patients with severe disease. Early intervention and specific treatment with defibrotide are associated with improved outcomes. However, there is a lack of supportive care guidelines for management of the multiorgan dysfunction seen in most cases. There is high variability in the management of VOD, which may contribute to the increased morbidity and mortality...
July 25, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741138/trans-splenic-access-for-portal-venous-interventions-in-children-do-benefits-outweigh-risks
#4
Sheena Pimpalwar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, Alberto Hernandez, Kamlesh Kukreja, Shakeel Siddiqui, Henri Justino
BACKGROUND: The primary concern of trans-splenic access for portal interventions is the risk of life-threatening intraperitoneal bleeding. OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical indications and efficacy and evaluate the risk factors for intraperitoneal bleeding during trans-splenic portal interventions in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent trans-splenic portal interventions at a tertiary care pediatric institution between March 2011 and April 2017 was performed...
July 24, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737869/management-of-cirrhotic-ascites-in-children-review-and-recommendations-part-1-pathophysiology-diagnostic-evaluation-hospitalization-criteria-treatment-nutritional-management
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REVIEW
David F Bes, M Cristina Fernández, Ivone Malla, Horacio A Repetto, Daniel Buamsch, Susana López, Roxana Martinitto, Miriam Cuarterolo, Fernando Álvarez
Ascites is a major complication of cirrhosis. There are several evidence-based articles and guidelines for the management of adults, but few data have been published in relation to children. In the case of pediatric patients with cirrhotic ascites (PPCA), the following questions are raised: How are the clinical assessment and ancillary tests performed? When is ascites considered refractory? How is it treated? Should fresh plasma and platelets be infused before abdominal paracentesis to prevent bleeding? What are the hospitalization criteria? What are the indicated treatments? What complications can patients develop? When and how should hyponatremia be treated? What are the diagnostic criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? How is it treated? What is hepatorenal syndrome? How is it treated? When should albumin be infused? When should fluid intake be restricted? The recommendations made here are based on pathophysiology and suggest the preferred approach to its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, and preventive care...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643816/-budd-chiari-syndrome-and-ulcerative-colitis-in-an-adolescent
#6
Federico Marchetti, Martina Mainetti, Michela Giovannini, Cristina Morelli
In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) there is an increased incidence of thromboembolic events. We report a case of a female, age 14, with a 6 months history of diarrhea with occasional presence of red blood and with a very distended abdomen with evident ascites. The diagnosis was Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) in ulcerative colitis (UC). Therapy with subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin, methylprednisolone, mesalazine was started. Clinical and radiological features quickly improved. No thrombophilia abnormality nor other risk factor for thrombosis were detected...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588171/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-esophageal-varices-in-children-with-chronic-liver-disease
#7
M I Hasan, M Rukunuzzaman, M Nurullah, F Sultana
Esophageal varices are a serious consequence of portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver diseases. Several studies have evaluated possible noninvasive markers of esophageal varices to reduce the number of unnecessary endoscopies in patients with chronic liver disease. Aim of this study was to identify clinical and laboratory predictors of esophageal varices in children with chronic liver disease. This cross sectional observational study was done at Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, over a period of 6 months...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471905/predictive-variables-for-abnormal-comprehensive-metabolic-panel-testing-and-potential-cost-savings-in-children-receiving-pediatric-emergency-department-care
#8
Matthew David Huckaby, Shayla Freeman, Christopher Thurmond, Matthew Cooper, Joseph D Losek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine variables predictive of abnormal comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) results in pediatric emergency department (PED) patients and the potential cost savings of a basic metabolic panel (BMP) versus a CMP. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study of children (<18 y) at an urban academic PED (annual census, 22,000). Clinical data included 12 clinical variables: right upper quadrant pain, overdose, emesis, liver disorder, malignancy, heart disease, bleeding disorder, jaundice, right upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, ascites/peripheral edema and shock, and the liver function test (LFT) results not in a BMP (alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, total protein, and albumin)...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417522/determinants-of-large-drain-losses-early-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#9
Antonio Marseglia, Marco Ginammi, Michela Bosisio, Paola Stroppa, Michele Colledan, Lorenzo D'Antiga
The goal of this study was to evaluate postoperative ascites to correlate it with graft dysfunction and other complications. We therefore reviewed the files of patients transplanted between 2009 and 2014 to correlate drain losses with indication, patient and organ size, PELD, graft type, GRWR, NRBW, NGWD, cold ischemia time, histologically proven graft dysfunction, and surgical complications. Of 120 LTs in 104 patients, 48 (40%) were complicated by graft dysfunction, 43 (36%) by surgical complications, and 25 (21%) by cellular rejection...
August 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318600/strangulated-small-bowel-obstruction-in-children
#10
Yi-Jung Chang, Dah-Chin Yan, Jin-Yao Lai, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chyi-Liang Chen, Shih-Yen Chen, Ming-Han Tsai
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing intestinal strangulation as a complication of small bowel obstruction (SBO) remains a considerable challenge in children. We evaluated the clinicoradiological parameters for predicting the presence of a strangulated intestine. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 69 pediatric patients who underwent operation for acute SBO. Regression analysis was used to identify the parameters for predicting strangulated SBO. RESULTS: Of the 69 patients with SBO, 27 patients had intestinal strangulation and were awarded one point each towards the overall clinical score: intractable continuous abdominal pain, tachycardia, white blood cell count >13,600/mm(3), and abdominal distention...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302000/expanded-criteria-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-liver-transplant
#11
Mehmet Haberal, Aydıncan Akdur, Gökhan Moray, Gülnaz Arslan, Figen Özçay, Haldun Selçuk, Handan Özdemir
OBJECTIVES: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer worldwide and is the third highest cause of malignancy-related death. Because of its typically late diagnosis, median survival is approximately 6 to 20 months, with 5-year survival of < 12%. Hepatocellular carcinoma typically arises in the background of cirrhosis, with liver transplant regarded as the optimal therapy for selected patients. Initially, orthotopic liver transplant was limited to patients with extensive unresectable tumors, resulting in uniformly dismal outcomes due to high tumor recurrence rates...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285838/incidental-findings-on-pediatric-abdominal-magnetic-resonance-angiography
#12
Nattinee Leelakanok, Matthew A Zapala, Emily A Edwards, Andrew S Phelps, John D Mackenzie, Jesse Courtier
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Abdominal magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) has gained favor in pediatric patients owing to its lack of ionizing radiation and noninvasive nature. Reports exist regarding incidental findings on body MRA in adult patients. However, the incidental findings in pediatric abdominal MRA have not been previously reported. Our study aims to determine the frequencies, characteristics, and categories of incidental findings in pediatric patients undergoing abdominal MRA...
March 9, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267081/the-diagnostic-value-of-hepatic-arterial-velocity-in-venoocclusive-disease-after-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#13
Nusabe Kaya, Fatih Erbey, Didem Atay, Arzu Akçay, Ceyhun Bozkurt, Gulyuz Ozturk
The aim of this study was to determine usefulness of measurements of maximal systolic velocity of the hepatic artery with Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis of venoocclusive disease (VOD) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We prospectively obtained 5 sonograms per patient: pretransplantation, day +1, +7, +14, and +28 on 36 nonconsecutive children who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We examined the hepatic artery, the portal, hepatic and splenic veins, the thickness of the gallbladder wall, the presence of ascites, and the liver and spleen size...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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/28119937/congenital-chylous-ascites-and-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-type-vi
#15
Anna K Ermarth, John Pohl, Brittany Esty, Jessica K Sempler, John C Carey, Molly A O'Gorman
We report the first observation of a patient with contgenital chylous ascites (CCA) and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VI due to primary lymphatic defect with additional vascular anomaly. CCA is a rare condition, and there is limited understanding of its pathophysiology and treatment options. We also review the patient's treatment course mitigated with octreotide and total parenteral nutritional support, as there are no current established guidelines for CCA. Early recognition of possible association with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is important for quick intervention and successful management of pediatric patients...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115278/the-role-of-thromboelastography-in-pediatric-patients-with-sinusoidal-obstructive-syndrome-receiving-defibrotide
#16
Joanna L Gendreau, Christine Knoll, Roberta H Adams, Leon L Su
Sinusoidal obstructive syndrome (SOS) is a potentially fatal form of hepatic injury after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Patients can develop liver dysfunction, portal hypertension, ascites, coagulopathies, and multisystem organ failure. The mortality rate of severe SOS has been reported as high as 98% by day 100 after transplantation. Defibrotide, which is now approved for the treatment of SOS, has significantly decreased mortality. Defibrotide is a polynucleotide with profibrinolytic, anti-ischemic, and anti-inflammatory activity...
April 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111865/portal-vein-reconstruction-using-vein-grafts-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation-current-status
#17
Tarek Abdelazeem Sabra, Hideaki Okajima, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Tatsuya Okamoto, Takayuki Anazawa, Shintaro Ygi, Koichiro Hata, Kentaro Yasuchika, Kojiro Taura, Etsuro Hatano, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
PV reconstruction is an important aspect of LDLT, with post-transplant outcomes depending on PV reconstruction methods. However, it is unclear whether the preferential selection of these techniques is dependent on preoperative recipient characteristics. This retrospective study assessed whether preoperative recipient factors differed in pediatric patients who did and did not receive VGs for PV reconstruction. Of 113 pediatric patients who underwent LDLT from January 2010 to July 2015, 31 (27%) underwent PV reconstruction with VGs and the other 82 (73%) without VGs...
May 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621562/clinically-profiling-pediatric-patients-with-dengue
#18
Sriram Pothapregada, Banupriya Kamalakannan, Mahalaskhmy Thulasingham, Srinivasan Sampath
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile and outcome of dengue fever in children at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All children (0-12 years of age) diagnosed and confirmed as dengue fever from August 2012 to January 2015 were reviewed retrospectively from hospital case records as per the revised World Health Organization guidelines for dengue fever. The diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 antigen-based ELISA test or dengue serology for IgM and IgG antibodies, and the data were analyzed using SPSS 16...
July 2016: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597917/a-case-of-congenital-malignant-spinal-cord-glioma-as-a-cause-of-congenital-ascites-in-a-neonate
#19
Bianca Karber, Lenore Omesi, Sunny Chang, Andrew Handel, Monica Hegedus, Echezona Maduekwe
Congenital ascites is rare, but when it occurs, urinary ascites secondary to posterior urethral valve obstruction is the most common, and tumors are the least. Among the tumors in the pediatric population, the central nervous system tumors are common, but spinal cord tumors are rare. We describe a very rare case of congenital malignant spinal cord glioma presenting as isolated congenital ascites secondary to neurogenic bladder. A female infant was diagnosed sonographically with isolated congenital ascites at 40 weeks' gestational age, with uneventful development prior to 40 weeks' gestational age...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504083/very-early-presentation-of-extrahepatic-portal-vein-obstruction-causing-portal-hypertension-in-an-infant-uncertainties-in-the-management-and-therapeutic-limitations
#20
Parisá Khodayar-Pardo, Andrés Peña Aldea, Ana Ramírez González, Adela Meseguer Carrascosa, Cristina Calabuig Bayo
Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction, although rare in children, is a significant cause of portal hypertension (PHT) leading to life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding in the pediatric age group. PHT may also lead to other complications such as hyperesplenism, cholangyopathy, ascites, and even hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension that may require organ transplantation. Herein we report the case of an asymptomatic 11-month-old infant wherein a hepatomegaly and cavernous transformation of the portal vein was detected by liver ultrasound...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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