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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223101/non-invasive-evaluation-of-portal-hypertension-using-ultrasound-elastography
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REVIEW
Annalisa Berzigotti
Portal hypertension (PH) leads to serious complications such as bleeding from gastro-esophageal varices, ascites and porto-systemic encephalopathy in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). Since the gold-standard methods for assessing PH and its complications (measurement of hepatic venous pressure gradient, HVPG; endoscopy), are invasive expensive and not available at all centers, non-invasive methods have been increasingly investigated in the last 20 years. The present review focuses on the role of ultrasound elastography, a novel group of non-invasive techniques able to measure stiffness in target organs, to identify the presence, severity and risk of complications of PH...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177946/transient-elastography-evaluation-of-hepatic-and-spleen-stiffness-in-patients-with-hepatosplenic-schistosomiasis
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Zulane S T Veiga, Cristiane A Villela-Nogueira, Flávia F Fernandes, Marta G Cavalcanti, Fátima A Figueiredo, João L Pereira, Gustavo H Pereira, Henrique S Moraes Coelho, José M Peralta, Carlos E Marques, Renata M Perez, Homero S Fogaça
BACKGROUND: Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HES) has not been evaluated by transient elastography so far and its correlation with ultrasound variables remains to be defined. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe the parameters of liver and spleen stiffness in HES assessed by transient elastography in comparison with cirrhotics and controls evaluating its correlation with ultrasonographic data. PATIENTS AND METHODS: HES, hepatitis C virus-cirrhotic, and control patients were included in this sectional study...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100996/intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-a-diagnosis-not-to-forget
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Susana Marques, Miguel Bispo, Lariño Noia
A 69-year-old male patient was incidentally diagnosed with a 5-mm lesion in the pancreatic tail by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). After contrast-enhanced EUS and EUS-elastography, all imaging features were highly suggestive of a benign pancreatic solid lesion such as an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) or a benign neuroendocrine tumor. Interposition of the splenic artery precluded EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA). When an asymptomatic pancreatic mass is detected, IPAS diagnosis should be considered, and, if EUS-FNA is infeasible, contrast-enhanced EUS and EUS-elastography are useful tools to differentiate a pancreatic benign lesion as IPAS from a malignancy, with avoidance of unnecessary surgery...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063644/are-transient-and-shear-wave-elastography-useful-tools-in-gaucher-disease
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Muriel Webb, Ari Zimran, Tama Dinur, Oren Shibolet, Stella Levit, David M Steinberg, Ophira Salomon
Up to now, there are no reliable biochemical markers or imaging that could reveal early tissue damage in Gaucher disease. Therefore, we addressed whether elastography technique can serve as a tool for evaluating patients with Gaucher disease. The study included 42 patients with Gaucher disease type I and 33 patients with liver cirrhosis as well as 22 healthy volunteers. Ultrasound and Doppler examination was performed on each participant prior to apply transient and 2D shear wave elastography. In Gaucher disease the median stiffness of the spleen as assessed by transient elastography (TE) and shear wave elastography (SWE) was 35KPa and 22KPa respectively in contrast to the median stiffness of healthy controls (16...
December 23, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859615/using-transient-elastography-to-predict-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation
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Yu Rim Lee, Soo Young Park, Seung Up Kim, Se Young Jang, Won Young Tak, Young Oh Kweon, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang Hyub Han, Keun Hur
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Liver stiffness (LS) value determined using transient elastography (TE) can be used to assess the degree of liver fibrosis. We investigated whether TE can predict the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: This study retrospectively enrolled 228 patients with HCC who received TE and RFA as the first-line treatment for HCC between 2008 and 2015. Cox regression analysis was used to identify independent predictors of HCC recurrence...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858212/hepatosplenic-volumetric-assessment-at-mdct-for-staging-liver-fibrosis
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Perry J Pickhardt, Kyle Malecki, Oliver F Hunt, Claire Beaumont, John Kloke, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, Meghan G Lubner
PURPOSE: To investigate hepatosplenic volumetry at MDCT for non-invasive prediction of hepatic fibrosis. METHODS: Hepatosplenic volume analysis in 624 patients (mean age, 48.8 years; 311 M/313 F) at MDCT was performed using dedicated software and compared against pathological fibrosis stage (F0 = 374; F1 = 48; F2 = 40; F3 = 65; F4 = 97). The liver segmental volume ratio (LSVR) was defined by Couinaud segments I-III over segments IV-VIII. All pre-cirrhotic fibrosis stages (METAVIR F1-F3) were based on liver biopsy within 1 year of MDCT...
November 17, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756066/spleen-and-liver-stiffness-is-positively-correlated-with-the-risk-of-esophageal-variceal-bleeding
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Matthias Buechter, Alisan Kahraman, Paul Manka, Guido Gerken, Christoph Jochum, Ali Canbay, Alexander Dechêne
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Portal hypertension (PH) is a common complication of chronic liver disease and results in esophageal and gastric variceal bleeding, which is associated with a high mortality rate. Measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) is considered the gold standard for diagnosing PH and estimating the risk of varices and bleeding. In contrast, upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (UGE) can reliably demonstrate the presence of varices and bleeding. Both measures are invasive, and HVPG is mainly restricted to tertiary centers...
2016: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723798/validation-of-transient-elastography-and-comparison-with-spleen-length-measurement-for-staging-of-fibrosis-and-clinical-prognosis-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Hanno Ehlken, Raluca Wroblewski, Christophe Corpechot, Lionel Arrivé, Tim Rieger, Johannes Hartl, Susanne Lezius, Peter Hübener, Kornelius Schulze, Roman Zenouzi, Marcial Sebode, Moritz Peiseler, Ulrike W Denzer, Alexander Quaas, Christina Weiler-Normann, Ansgar W Lohse, Olivier Chazouilleres, Christoph Schramm
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) develop progressive liver fibrosis and end-stage liver disease. Non-invasive and widely available parameters are urgently needed to assess disease stage and the risk of clinical progression. Transient elastography (TE) has been reported to predict fibrosis stage and disease progression. However, these results have not been confirmed in an independent cohort and comparison of TE measurement to other non-invasive means is missing...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699875/tomoelastography-of-the-abdomen-tissue-mechanical-properties-of-the-liver-spleen-kidney-and-pancreas-from-single-mr-elastography-scans-at-different-hydration-states
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Florian Dittmann, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Sebastian Hirsch, Eric Barnhill, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack, Jing Guo
PURPOSE: To develop a compact magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) protocol for abdomen and to investigate the effect of water uptake on tissue stiffness in the liver, spleen, kidney, and pancreas. METHODS: Nine asymptomatic volunteers were investigated by MRE before and after 1 liter water uptake. Shear-wave excitation at four frequencies was transferred to the abdomen from anterior and posterior directions using pressurized air drivers. Tomographic representations of shear-wave speed were produced by analysis of multifrequency wave numbers in axial and coronal images acquired within four breath-holds or under free breathing, respectively...
October 3, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689833/elastography-in-chronic-liver-disease-modalities-techniques-limitations-and-future-directions
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Aparna Srinivasa Babu, Michael L Wells, Oleg M Teytelboym, Justin E Mackey, Frank H Miller, Benjamin M Yeh, Richard L Ehman, Sudhakar K Venkatesh
Chronic liver disease has multiple causes, many of which are increasing in prevalence. The final common pathway of chronic liver disease is tissue destruction and attempted regeneration, a pathway that triggers fibrosis and eventual cirrhosis. Assessment of fibrosis is important not only for diagnosis but also for management, prognostic evaluation, and follow-up of patients with chronic liver disease. Although liver biopsy has traditionally been considered the reference standard for assessment of liver fibrosis, noninvasive techniques are the emerging focus in this field...
November 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672283/role-of-spleen-elastography-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Mariangela Giunta, Dario Conte, Mirella Fraquelli
The development of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension (PH), one of its major complications, are structural and functional alterations of the liver, occurring in many patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD). Actually the progressive deposition of hepatic fibrosis has a key role in the prognosis of CLD patients. The subsequent development of PH leads to its major complications, such as ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding and decompensation. Liver biopsy is still considered the reference standard for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis, whereas the measurement of hepatic vein pressure gradient is the standard to ascertain the presence of PH and upper endoscopy is the method of choice to detect the presence of oesophageal varices...
September 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663656/liver-and-spleen-stiffness-measurements-by-point-shear-wave-elastography-via-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-intraobserver-and-interobserver-variability-and-predictors-of-variability-in-a-us-population
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Maya Balakrishnan, Fernanda Souza, Carolina Muñoz, Salvador Augustin, Nicole Loo, Yanhong Deng, Maria Ciarleglio, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
OBJECTIVES: Measurements of liver stiffness and spleen stiffness are useful noninvasive ways to assess fibrosis and portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver disease. One method for assessing stiffness is by point shear wave elastography via acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI). Its advantage is that sites where stiffness is measured are visualized sonographically. However, its reliability has not been well established, and all studies done to date evaluating the use of ARFI in chronic liver disease have been performed outside the United States...
November 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639071/noninvasive-tools-and-risk-of-clinically-significant-portal-hypertension-and-varices-in-compensated-cirrhosis-the-anticipate-study
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Juan G Abraldes, Christophe Bureau, Horia Stefanescu, Salvador Augustin, Michael Ney, Hélène Blasco, Bogdan Procopet, Jaime Bosch, Joan Genesca, Annalisa Berzigotti
: In patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD), the presence of clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) and varices needing treatment (VNT) bears prognostic and therapeutic implications. Our aim was to develop noninvasive tests-based risk prediction models to provide a point-of-care risk assessment of cACLD patients. We analyzed 518 patients with cACLD from five centers in Europe/Canada with paired noninvasive tests (liver stiffness measurement [LSM] by transient elastography, platelet count, and spleen diameter with calculation of liver stiffness to spleen/platelet score [LSPS] score and platelet-spleen ratio [PSR]) and endoscopy/hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement...
December 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569696/shear-wave-elastography-of-the-liver-and-spleen-identifies-clinically-significant-portal-hypertension-a-prospective-multi-center-study
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Christian Jansen, Christopher Bogs, Wim Verlinden, Maja Thiele, Philipp Möller, Jan Görtzen, Jennifer Lehmann, Thomas Vanwolleghem, Luisa Vonghia, Michael Praktiknjo, Johannes Chang, Aleksander Krag, Christian P Strassburg, Sven Francque, Jonel Trebicka
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) is associated with severe complications and decompensation of liver cirrhosis. Liver stiffness measured either by transient elastography (TE) or Shear-wave elastography (SWE) and spleen stiffness by TE might be helpful in the diagnosis of CSPH. We recently showed the algorithm to rule-out CSPH by using sequential liver- (L-SWE) and spleen-Shear-wave elastography (S-SWE). This study investigated the diagnostic value of S-SWE for diagnosis of CSPH...
August 29, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567061/two-dimensional-time-harmonic-elastography-of-the-human-liver-and-spleen
#15
Heiko Tzschätzsch, Manh Nguyen Trong, Tobias Scheuermann, Selcan Ipek-Ugay, Thomas Fischer, Michael Schultz, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack
Measurement of shear wave speed of the liver and spleen by elastography is an established diagnostic procedure for the detection of hepatic fibrosis, portal hypertension and esophageal varices. However, current elastography systems are limited by the size and penetration depth of elastographic windows. In this study, 2D time-harmonic elastography is proposed for generating full field-of-view shear wave speed maps in great depth. Two-dimensional time-harmonic elastography uses external harmonic stimulation at multiple frequencies to create compound shear wave speed maps...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529729/shear-wave-elastography-swe-of-the-spleen-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-and-c-but-without-significant-liver-fibrosis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Aleksander Pawluś, Marcin Inglot, Mariusz Chabowski, Kinga Szymańska, Małgorzata Inglot, Mateusz Patyk, Joanna Słonina, Filipe Caseiro-Alves, Dariusz Janczak, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare the elasticity of the spleen in patients with hepatitis B and C but without liver fibrosis with that of healthy subjects using a shear wave elastography (SWE) examination. METHODS: Between December 2014 and December 2015, 35 patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections and 45 patients with (hepatitis C virus) HCV infections and liver stiffness below 7.1 kPa were included in the study. The control group was composed of 53 healthy volunteers without any chronic liver disease, with no abnormal findings in their ultrasound examinations and with an SWE of the liver below 6...
October 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500382/regression-of-fibrosis-and-portal-hypertension-in-hcv-associated-cirrhosis-and-sustained-virologic-response-after-interferon-free-antiviral-therapy
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V Knop, D Hoppe, T Welzel, J Vermehren, E Herrmann, A Vermehren, M Friedrich-Rust, C Sarrazin, S Zeuzem, M-W Welker
It is still controversial, whether and to what amount cirrhosis and portal hypertension are reversible in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cirrhosis and sustained virologic response (SVR) after interferon-free antiviral therapy. In this study, we prospectively evaluated dynamics of liver and spleen stiffness in HCV-infected patients with advanced liver disease and SVR after interferon-free treatment. A total of 54 patients with HCV-associated cirrhosis and SVR were included. Liver and spleen stiffness was measured at therapy baseline (BL), end of treatment (EOT) and 24 weeks after EOT (FU24) by transient liver elastography (L-TE) as well as by acoustic radiation force impulse of the liver (L-ARFI) and spleen (S-ARFI), as well as biochemical, virologic and clinical data...
August 8, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488328/new-combined-parameter-of-liver-and-splenic-stiffness-as-determined-by-elastography-in-healthy-volunteers
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Laura Kassym, Mohammed A Nounou, Zauresh Zhumadilova, Asad I Dajani, Nurgul Barkibayeva, Ayan Myssayev, Tolebay Rakhypbekov, Adnan M Abuhammour
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of chronic liver disease (CLD) leading to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and portal hypertension had witnessed dramatic changes after the introduction of noninvasive figure accessible tools over the past few years. Imaging techniques that are based on evaluation of the liver stiffness was particularly useful in this respect. Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) emerged as an interesting figure tool with reliable repute and high precision. AIMS: To evaluate liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and splenic stiffness measurement (SSM) in healthy volunteers as concluded by the ARFI technique and to out a numeric calculated ratio that may reflect their correlation in the otherwise healthy liver...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389244/shear-wave-elastography-of-the-spleen-evaluation-of-spleen-stiffness-in-healthy-volunteers
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Aleksander Pawluś, Marcin S Inglot, Kinga Szymańska, Krzysztof Kaczorowski, Bartosz D Markiewicz, Agnieszka Kaczorowska, Jacek Gąsiorowski, Aleksandra Szymczak, Małgorzata Inglot, Joanna Bladowska, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the mean value of spleen stiffness measured by Shear wave elastography in healthy patients and its dependence on age, sex, and spleen dimensions, and to evaluate the repeatability of this method. METHODS: The final study group included 59 healthy volunteers without any clinical evidence of liver disease, portal hypertension, hematological disorders, and without any pathological ultrasonographic spleen findings. Each patient underwent abdominal ultrasound examination and elastography of the liver and the spleen...
November 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27371373/transient-elastography-for-spleen-stiffness-measurement-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-role-in-degree-of-thrombocytopenia
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Cheng-Hung Chien, Yi-Lan Lin, Rong-Nan Chien, Ching-Chih Hu, Cho-Li Yen, Tsung-Shih Lee, Po-Jen Hsieh, Chih-Lang Lin
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the relationship between spleen stiffness measured by transient elastography and the degree of thrombocytopenia in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 67 patients with liver cirrhosis were prospectively enrolled in the study. All patients underwent single-day hematologic and biochemical tests, sonography, and transient elastography of the liver and spleen. Thrombocytopenia was categorized as mild (platelet count, 75,000-150,000/μL), moderate (50,000-75,000/μL), and severe (<50,000/μL)...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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