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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108838/clinical-impact-of-preoperative-brain-mr-angiography-and-mr-imaging-in-candidates-for-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-score-matching-study-in-a-single-institution
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Mi Sun Chung, Ho Sung Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Sang-Beom Jeon, Seon-Ok Kim, Hwa Jung Kim, Shin Hwang, Seung Chai Jung, Choong Gon Choi, Sang Joon Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of cerebrovascular stenosis and white matter lesions on preoperative magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in liver transplantation candidates. METHODS: This retrospective study included 1,460 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) who underwent MRA with/without brain MRI for pretransplantation evaluation. These patients were matched with 5,331 controls using propensity scores, and the prevalences of significant cerebrovascular stenosis and white matter lesions were compared...
January 20, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107613/variant-outcomes-of-liver-transplantation-for-hepatitis-c-virus-patients-in-different-age-categories-impact-of-the-meld-score
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Zhenhua Hu, Jie Zhou, Zhiwei Li, Jie Xiang, Qijun Zhang, Sheng Yan, Jian Wu, Min Zhang, Weilin Wang, Shusen Zheng
BACKGROUND: Whether the introduction of model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) has an effect on transplant outcome for different age categories remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed 49,762 adult hepatitis C virus (HCV) candidates through 1995-01-01 to 2012-12-31 from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. Patients were divided into four age categories (18-34 yr, 35-49 yr, 60-64 yr, ≥65 yr) in the pre-MELD era and MELD era respectively. RESULTS: Waiting list dropouts have decreased in the MELD era for all categories...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107591/the-role-of-autonomic-dysfunction-in-predicting-one-year-mortality-after-liver-transplantation
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Kuang-Cheng Chan, Jia-Rong Yeh, Wei-Zen Sun
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score has been extensively used to prioritize patients for liver transplantation and determine their prognosis, but with limited predictive value. Autonomic dysfunction may correlate with increased mortality after liver transplant. In this study, two autonomic biomarkers, complexity and deceleration capacity, were added to the predicting model for one-year mortality after liver transplantation. METHODS: Thirty patients with end-stage liver diseases awaiting liver transplantation were included...
January 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104168/meld-and-child-pugh-scores-are-related-to-immune-status-of-intrahepatic-natural-killer-cells-in-liver-transplant-candidates
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N Tanimine, Y Tanaka, T Abe, J Piao, K Ishiyama, T Kobayashi, K Ide, M Ohira, H Tahara, S Shimizu, Y Saeki, H Sakai, T Yano, H Ohdan
BACKGROUND: The role and phenotypic alterations of intrahepatic natural killer (NK) cells in liver disease were investigated. Although intrahepatic NK cells reportedly functionally deteriorate in the fibrotic liver, it remains unclear how the clinical severity of liver disease affects intrahepatic NK cells in patients with advanced liver failure. METHODS: We analyzed the phenotypic properties of intrahepatic NK cells by using mononuclear cells extracted from ex vivo liver perfusate effluents from patients who underwent liver transplantation...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104167/pre-transplantation-immune-cell-distribution-and-early-post-transplant-fungal-infection-are-the-main-risk-factors-of-liver-transplantation-recipients-in-lower-model-of-end-stage-liver-disease
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N M Abdelhamid, Y-C Chen, Y-C Wang, C-H Cheng, T-J Wu, C-F Lee, T-H Wu, H-S Chou, K-M Chan, W-C Lee, R-S Soong
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of patients after liver transplantation (LTx) with high Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score (>30) is predicted, but patients with lower MELD scores (<30) have no conclusive studies of pre- and post-transplant risk factors that influence the long-term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed 268 recipients with MELD score <30, from 2008 to 2013 in our institution, for evaluation of pre-transplant risk factors including patients' clinical background data, pre-transplant lymphocyte subpopulation, and early post-transplant infection complication as predictors for long-term survival after LTx...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104144/pancreas-transplantation-after-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
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J H Ryu, T B Lee, Y M Park, K H Yang, C W Chu, J H Lee, B H Choi
Our aim was to describe the clinical indications, surgical technique, and clinical outcomes of a pancreas transplantation, performed 4 years after liver transplantation, as treatment for new-onset, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus in a 53-year-old man. Liver transplantation was performed for end-stage liver disease secondary to hepatitis B virus infection and hepatocellular carcinoma. The patient had no history of diabetes prior to the liver transplantation. The decision to proceed with a pancreas transplantation was made when the patient's blood sugar levels could not be normalized despite insulin doses >100 IU/d...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104128/de-mello-s-single-incision-for-combined-liver-kidney-transplantation-keeping-the-kidney-retroperitoneal-a-case-report
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F Mello, C Girão, C C B Castro, S Fiuza, R Andrade, L Pimentel, P T Rocha, J Ribeiro, E Fernandes
The combined liver-kidney transplantation (cLKT) is the procedure of choice for patients with end-stage liver and kidney disease. In cLKT we can usually accommodate the grafts in two different ways, varying the kidney placement. The retroperitoneal kidney implant has some advantages, such as the easy access or avoiding vascular complications. We propose a new single incision, not yet reported, maintaining an extraperitoneal kidney, with excellent surgical field for cLKT and possible reduction of the impact of wound complications...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103576/a-new-model-of-multi-visceral-and-bone-metastatic-prostate-cancer-with-perivascular-niche-targeting-by-a-novel-endothelial-specific-adenoviral-vector
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Zhi Hong Lu, Sergey Kaliberov, Rebecca E Sohn, Lyudmila Kaliberova, Yingqiu Du, Julie L Prior, Daniel J Leib, Anne Chauchereau, Jennifer K Sehn, David T Curiel, Jeffrey M Arbeit
While modern therapies for metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) have improved survival they are associated with an increasingly prevalent entity, aggressive variant PCa (AVPCa), lacking androgen receptor (AR) expression, enriched for cancer stem cells (CSCs), and evidencing epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity with a varying extent of neuroendocrine transdifferentiation. Parallel work revealed that endothelial cells (ECs) create a perivascular CSC niche mediated by juxtacrine and membrane tethered signaling. There is increasing interest in pharmacological metastatic niche targeting, however, targeted access has been impossible...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101342/pharmacodynamic-analysis-of-target-controlled-infusion-of-propofol-in-patients-with-hepatic-insufficiency
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Jing-Ru Pan, Jun Cai, Shao-Li Zhou, Qian-Qian Zhu, Fei Huang, Yi-Han Zhang, Xin-Jin Chi, Zi-Qing Hei
The effect of liver dysfunction on target-controlled infusion (TCI) of propofol remains poorly documented. The pharmacodynamic performance of propofol TCI was evaluated in a cohort of Chinese patients with hepatic insufficiency. Fifty-three patients with hepatic insufficiency were enrolled in the current prospective, observational study. Anesthesia was induced with propofol via TCI to a plasma concentration of 3 µg/ml. Following loss of consciousness (LOC), fentanyl and cisatracurium were administered. Pharmacodynamic parameters were recorded during TCI, including time to LOC, bispectral index (BIS), heart rate (HR) and blood pressure...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100771/janus-kinase-2-jak2-dissociates-hepatosteatosis-from-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice
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Sally Yu Shi, Stephanie A Schroer, Cynthia T Luk, Min Jeong Kim, David W Dodington, Lauren Lin, Tharini Sivasubramaniyam, Erica P Cai, Shun-Yan Lu, Kay-Uwe Wagner, Richard P Bazinet, Minna Woo
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an end-stage complication of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Inflammation plays a critical role in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. However, whether steatosis per se promotes liver cancer and the molecular mechanisms that control the progression in this disease spectrum remain largely elusive. The Janus kinase-signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway mediates signal transduction by numerous cytokines that regulate inflammation and may contribute to hepatocarcinogenesis...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099882/the-35-year-odyssey-of-beta-blockers-in-cirrhosis-any-gender-difference-in-sight
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REVIEW
Maria Antonella Burza, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Laura Napoleone, Antonio Molinaro
Cirrhosis is the end-stage of chronic liver disease and leads to the development of portal hypertension and its complications such as esophagogastric varices. Non-selective beta blockers (NSBB) are the keystone for the treatment of portal hypertension since the 1980s and, over the decades, several studies have confirmed their beneficial effect on the prevention of variceal (re)bleeding. Pharmacological studies showed effects of gender, sex hormones, oral contraceptives, and pregnancy on cytochrome P450 (CYPs) enzymes that metabolise NSBB, suggesting that gender differences might exist in the effect of NSBB...
January 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098112/autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-study-of-clinical-characteristics-in-an-indian-population
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Sanjay Vikrant, Anupam Parashar
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common hereditary form of kidney disease. Clinical data on this multisystem disorder are scarce from developing countries. We conducted a prospective observational study of the clinical profile of ADPKD patients at a single center over a period of six years. A total of 208 patients were studied. Majority were male (60.6%) and the mean age was 45.8 ± 14.5 years. About 61.5% had early stage (Stages 1-3) of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 38.5% had advanced CKD (Stages 4 and 5)...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097804/adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-high-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score-patients
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D-B Moon, S-G Lee, W-H Kang, G-W Song, D-H Jung, G-C Park, H-D Cho, E-K Jwa, W-J Kim, T-Y Ha, H-J Kim
The large volume of adult living donor liver transplantations (ALDLTs) at our center affords a unique opportunity to examine the impact of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) among high-MELD score patients. From February 1998 to March 2010, 1958 cirrhotic recipients were analyzed to study the relationship between MELD scores and ALDLT outcomes. A total of 327 high-MELD score recipients were categorized into ACLF and non-ACLF groups, and their outcomes were compared. The five-year graft and patient survival in the high MELD group were 75...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095797/cocaine-crack-use-is-not-associated-with-fibrosis-progression-measured-by-ast-to-platelet-ratio-index-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients-a-cohort-study
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Valérie Martel-Laferrière, Roy Nitulescu, Joseph Cox, Curtis Cooper, Mark Tyndall, Danielle Rouleau, Sharon Walmsley, Leo Wong, Marina B Klein
BACKGROUND: Cocaine and crack use has been associated with HIV and HCV infections, but its consequences on HCV progression have not been well established. We analyzed the impact of cocaine/crack use on liver fibrosis progression in a cohort of HIV-HCV co-infected patients. METHODS: A Canadian multicenter prospective cohort study followed 1238 HIV-HCV co-infected persons every 6 months between 2003 and 2013. Data were analyzed from 573 patients with positive HCV RNA, not on HCV treatment, without significant liver fibrosis (AST-to-Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) <1...
January 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090793/development-and-validation-of-a-predictor-of-insufficient-enhancement-during-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Enming Cui, Wansheng Long, Liangping Luo, Maoqing Hu, Liebin Huang, Xiangmeng Chen
Background Insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma negatively affects diagnostic accuracy of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Currently, there is no reliable method for predicting insufficient enhancement during the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Purpose To develop a predictor for insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma during HBP in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Material and Methods In order to formulate a HBP enhancement test (HBP-ET), clinical factors associated with relative enhancement ratio (RER) of liver parenchyma were retrospectively determined from the datasets of 156 patients (Development group) who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI between November 2012 and May 2015...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088773/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-dialysis-patients-a-10-year-national-cohort-study
#16
Hung-Jui Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang, Wen-Ing Tsay, Shwu-Huey Her, Cheng-Heng Lin, Chih-Chiang Chien
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and whether the dialysis modality [hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD)] confers a higher risk for AP as well as complications or mortality related to AP. METHODS: We analyzed national health insurance claims data of 67 078 ESRD patients initiating dialysis between 1999 and 2007 in Taiwan...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079821/febuxostat-induced-agranulocytosis-in-an-end-stage-renal-disease-patient-a-case-report
#17
Xue Er Poh, Chien-Te Lee, Sung-Nan Pei
INTRODUCTION: Febuxostat, a nonpurine xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is approved as the first-line urate-lowering therapy in gout patients with normal renal function or mild to moderate renal impairment. The most common adverse effects of febuxostat are liver function test abnormalities, diarrhea, and skin rash. However, there is insufficient data in patients with severe renal impairment and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We report the first case, to our knowledge, in which agranulocytosis developed after febuxostat treatment in an ESRD patient...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079252/outcomes-of-surgical-shunts-and-transjugular-intrahepatic-portasystemic-stent-shunts-for-complicated-portal-hypertension
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I Hosokawa, R Adam, M-A Allard, G Pittau, E Vibert, D Cherqui, A Sa Cunha, H Bismuth, M Miyazaki, D Castaing
BACKGROUND: Transjugular intrahepatic portasystemic stent shunt (TIPSS), instead of surgical shunt, has become the standard treatment for patients with complicated portal hypertension. This study compared outcomes in patients who underwent TIPSS or surgical shunting for complicated portal hypertension. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all consecutive patients who received portasystemic shunts from 1994 to 2014 at a single institution. Patients who underwent surgical shunting were compared with those who had a TIPSS procedure following one-to-one propensity score matching...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077652/exosome-mediated-intercellular-communication-between-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-hepatocytes-and-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Pradip B Devhare, Reina Sasaki, Shubham Shrivastava, Adrian M Di Bisceglie, Ranjit Ray, Ratna B Ray
: Fibrogenic pathways in the liver are principally regulated by activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC). Fibrosis is associated with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, although the mechanism is poorly understood. HSC comprise the major population of the non-parenchymal cells in the liver. Since HCV does not replicate in HSC, we hypothesized that exosomes secreted from HCV-infected hepatocytes activate HSC. Primary or immortalized human hepatic stellate cells (LX2) were exposed to exosomes derived from HCV-infected hepatocytes (HCV-exo) and the expression of fibrosis related genes was examined...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075030/erythropoietic-protoporphyria-epp-a-clinical-and-molecular-study-from-lebanon-ferrochelatase-a-potential-tumor-suppressor-gene-in-colon-cancer
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Humam Kadara, Georges Nemer, Remi Safi, Nelly Rebeiz, Laetitia Daou, Diana Delbani, Waed Btadini, Ossama Abbas, Mona Tofaili, Fadi Bitar, Abdul Ghani Kibbi, Yutaka Shimomura, Mazen Kurban
Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) is a rare cutaneous and systemic disease caused by mutations in the ferrochelatase gene (FECH). The molecular underpinnings of EPP in Middle Eastern populations and relative to other ethnic groups secondary to increased consanguinity are unknown. To understand the molecular pathogenesis of Middle Eastern EPP, we surveyed clinicopathological and molecular features in six large consanguineous families from Lebanon and Syria presenting with cutaneous and systemic features consistent with EPP...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Genetics
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