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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860293/thrombocytopenia-in-chronic-liver-disease
#1
Markus Peck-Radosavljevic
Thrombocytopenia is a common haematological disorder in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). It is multifactorial and severity of liver disease is the most influential factor. Due to the increased risk of bleeding, thrombocytopenia may impact upon medical procedures, such as surgery or liver biopsy. The pathophysiology of thrombocytopenia in CLD has long been associated with the hypothesis of hypersplenism, where portal hypertension causes pooling and sequestration of all corpuscular elements of the blood, predominantly thrombocytes, in the enlarged and congested spleen...
November 17, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858375/diagnosis-of-non-occlusive-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#2
Simon Bourcier, Ammar Oudjit, Geoffrey Goudard, Julien Charpentier, Sarah Leblanc, Romain Coriat, Hervé Gouya, Bertrand Dousset, Jean-Paul Mira, Frédéric Pène
BACKGROUND: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a common complication and accounts for a major cause of death in critically ill patients. The diagnosis of NOMI with respect to the eventual indications for surgical treatment is challenging. We addressed the performance of the diagnostic strategy of NOMI in the intensive care unit, with emphasis on contrast-enhanced abdominal CT-scan. METHODS: This was a retrospective monocenter study. Patients with clinically suspected acute mesenteric ischemia were included if a comprehensive diagnostic workup was carried out including surgical and/or endoscopic digestive explorations...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842769/drug-induced-acute-liver-failure
#3
REVIEW
Shahid Habib, Obaid S Shaikh
Drug-induced acute liver failure (ALF) disproportionately affects women and nonwhites. It is most frequently caused by antimicrobials and to a lesser extent by complementary and alternative medications, antiepileptics, antimetabolites, nonsteroidals, and statins. Most drug-induced liver injury ALF patients have hepatocellular injury pattern. Cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension are the most serious complications of ALF. Other complications include coagulopathy, sepsis, metabolic derangements, and renal, circulatory, and respiratory dysfunction...
February 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803765/nutritional-evaluation-in-cirrhosis-emphasis-on-the-phase-angle
#4
REVIEW
Sabrina Alves Fernandes, Angelo Alves de Mattos, Cristiane Valle Tovo, Claudio Augusto Marroni
Protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) is a common condition in cirrhotic patients, leading to a worse prognosis, complications, poor quality of life and lower survival rates. Among ways of assessing nutritional status, there are anthropometric methods such as the evaluation of the triceps skinfold, the arm circumference, the arm muscle circumference and the body mass index, and non-anthropometric methods such as the subjective global assessment, the handgrip strength of non-dominant hand, and the bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA)...
October 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786365/portal-hypertensive-bleeding-in-cirrhosis-risk-stratification-diagnosis-and-management-2016-practice-guidance-by-the-american-association-for-the-study-of-liver-diseases
#5
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Juan G Abraldes, Annalisa Berzigotti, Jaime Bosch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753689/new-and-emerging-therapies-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
#6
Jessica Martin, Mark Wilcox
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Clostridium difficile infection has attained high prominence given its prevalence and impacts on patients and healthcare institutions. Multiple new approaches to the prevention and treatment of C. difficile infection (CDI) are undergoing clinical trials. RECENT FINDINGS: Bezlotoxumab is a monoclonal antibody against toxin B that has successfully completed phase III studies, demonstrating a significant reduction in recurrent CDI when given with standard of care antibiotics...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677775/liver-injury-from-herbal-and-dietary-supplements
#7
REVIEW
Victor J Navarro, Ikhlas Khan, Einar Björnsson, Leonard B Seeff, Jose Serrano, Jay H Hoofnagle
Herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) are used increasingly both in the United States and worldwide, and HDS-induced liver injury in the United States has increased proportionally. Current challenges in the diagnosis and management of HDS-induced liver injury were the focus of a 2-day research symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the National Institutes of Health. HDS-induced liver injury now accounts for 20% of cases of hepatotoxicity in the United States based on research data...
September 27, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678356/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-epidemiology-current-evidence-and-future-prospective
#8
REVIEW
Marco Fiore, Sebastiano Leone
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is a complication of ascitic patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD); spontaneous fungal peritonitis (SFP) is a complication of ESLD less known and described. ESLD is associated to immunodepression and the resulting increased susceptibility to infections. Recent perspectives of the management of the critically ill patient with ESLD do not specify the rate of isolation of fungi in critically ill patients, not even the antifungals used for the prophylaxis, neither optimal treatment...
September 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610010/endoscopic-and-non-endoscopic-approaches-for-the-management-of-radiation-induced-rectal-bleeding
#9
REVIEW
Joseph Paul Weiner, Andrew Thomas Wong, David Schwartz, Manuel Martinez, Ayse Aytaman, David Schreiber
Pelvic radiation is a commonly utilized treatment for malignancy of the genitourinary and lower gastrointestinal tract. Radiation proctitis and the resultant clinical picture varies from asymptomatic to potentially life threatening. Similarly, treatment options also vary greatly, from medical therapy to surgical intervention. Commonly utilized medical therapy includes sucralfate enemas, antibiotics, 5-aminosalicylic acid derivatives, probiotics, antioxidants, short-chain fatty acids, formalin instillation and fractionated hyperbaric oxygen...
August 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635481/pantoprazole-or-placebo-for-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-pop-up-randomized-double-blind-exploratory-study
#10
Shane P Selvanderan, Matthew J Summers, Mark E Finnis, Mark P Plummer, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Michael B Anderson, Marianne J Chapman, Christopher K Rayner, Adam M Deane
OBJECTIVES: Pantoprazole is frequently administered to critically ill patients for prophylaxis against gastrointestinal bleeding. However, comparison to placebo has been inadequately evaluated, and pantoprazole has the potential to cause harm. Our objective was to evaluate benefit or harm associated with pantoprazole administration. DESIGN: Prospective randomized double-blind parallel-group study. SETTING: University-affiliated mixed medical-surgical ICU...
October 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574545/multimodal-brain-monitoring-in-fulminant-hepatic-failure
#11
REVIEW
Fernando Mendes Paschoal, Ricardo Carvalho Nogueira, Karla De Almeida Lins Ronconi, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu
Acute liver failure, also known as fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), embraces a spectrum of clinical entities characterized by acute liver injury, severe hepatocellular dysfunction, and hepatic encephalopathy. Cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension are common causes of mortality in patients with FHF. The management of patients who present acute liver failure starts with determining the cause and an initial evaluation of prognosis. Regardless of whether or not patients are listed for liver transplantation, they should still be monitored for recovery, death, or transplantation...
August 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468181/anorectal-emergencies
#12
Varut Lohsiriwat
Anorectal emergencies refer to anorectal disorders presenting with some alarming symptoms such as acute anal pain and bleeding which might require an immediate management. This article deals with the diagnosis and management of common anorectal emergencies such as acutely thrombosed external hemorrhoid, thrombosed or strangulated internal hemorrhoid, bleeding hemorrhoid, bleeding anorectal varices, anal fissure, irreducible or strangulated rectal prolapse, anorectal abscess, perineal necrotizing fasciitis (Fournier gangrene), retained anorectal foreign bodies and obstructing rectal cancer...
July 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468221/bile-cast-nephropathy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Jaymon Patel, Saqib Walayat, Nikhil Kalva, Sidney Palmer-Hill, Sonu Dhillon
Bile cast nephropathy is a condition of renal dysfunction in the setting of hyperbilirubinemia. There are very few cases of this condition reported in the last decade and a lack of established treatment guidelines. While the exact etiology remains unknown, bile cast nephropathy is presumed to be secondary to multiple concurrent insults to the kidney including direct toxicity from bile acids, obstructive physiology from bile casts, and systemic hypoperfusion from vasodilation. Therapy directed at bilirubin reduction may improve renal function, but will likely need dialysis or plasmapheresis as well...
July 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433086/hepatopulmonary-syndrome-what-we-know-and-what-we-would-like-to-know
#14
REVIEW
Israel Grilo-Bensusan, Juan Manuel Pascasio-Acevedo
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by abnormalities in blood oxygenation caused by the presence of intrapulmonary vascular dilations (IPVD) in the context of liver disease, generally at a cirrhotic stage. Knowledge about the subject is still only partial. The majority of the information about the etiopathogenesis of HPS has been obtained through experiments on animals. Reported prevalence in patients who are candidates for a liver transplantation (LT) varies between 4% and 32%, with a predominance of mild or moderate cases...
July 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352437/hepatopulmonary-syndrome-a-brief-review
#15
REVIEW
Zulkifli Amin, Hilman Zulkifli Amin, Nadim Marchian Tedyanto
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a pulmonary complication of liver disease characterized by arterial hypoxemia. Mechanisms related to this event are diffusion-perfusion flaw, ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) mismatch, and direct arteriovenous shunts. Diagnosis of HPS is based on the presence of liver disease or portal hypertension, increased alveolar-arterial (A-a) PO2, and intrapulmonary vascular dilatations (IPVD). Lung transplantation (LT) remains the most effective therapy for HPS. In spite of its poor prognosis, we could improve the quality of life and survival rate of patients...
April 2016: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27326316/redefining-budd-chiari-syndrome-a-systematic-review
#16
Naomi Shin, Young H Kim, Hao Xu, Hai-Bin Shi, Qing-Qiao Zhang, Jean Paul Colon Pons, Ducksoo Kim, Yi Xu, Fei-Yun Wu, Samuel Han, Byung-Boong Lee, Lin-Sun Li
AIM: To re-examine whether hepatic vein thrombosis (HVT) (classical Budd-Chiari syndrome) and hepatic vena cava-Budd Chiari syndrome (HVC-BCS) are the same disorder. METHODS: A systematic review of observational studies conducted in adult subjects with primary BCS, hepatic vein outflow tract obstruction, membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC), obliterative hepatocavopathy, or HVT during the period of January 2000 until February 2015 was conducted using the following databases: Cochrane Library, CINAHL, MEDLINE, PubMed and Scopus...
June 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339672/acute-on-chronic-and-decompensated-chronic-liver-failure-definitions-epidemiology-and-prognostication
#17
REVIEW
Jody C Olson
Chronic liver disease is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and represents a major burden for the health care community. Cirrhosis is a progressive disease resulting in end-stage liver failure, which in the absence of liver transplantation is fatal. Acute-on-chronic liver failure carries high short-term mortality but is potentially reversible. Viral hepatitis, alcohol, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease remain the principal causes of liver disease. Though treatments exist for hepatitis B and C, they remain unavailable to many with these diseases...
July 2016: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339673/hepatic-encephalopathy-the-old-and-the-new
#18
REVIEW
Prem A Kandiah, Gagan Kumar
Hepatic encephalopathy occurs ubiquitously in all causes of advanced liver failure, however, its implications on mortality diverge and vary depending upon acuity and severity of liver failure. This associated mortality has decreased in subsets of liver failure over the last 20 years. Aside from liver transplantation, this improvement is not attributable to a single intervention but likely to a combination of practical advances in critical care management. Misconceptions surrounding many facets of hepatic encephalopathy exists due to heterogeneity in presentation, pathophysiology and outcome...
July 2016: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339674/the-circulatory-system-in-liver-disease
#19
REVIEW
Steven M Hollenberg, Brett Waldman
In the cirrhotic liver, distortion of the normal liver architecture is caused by structural and vascular changes. Portal hypertension is often associated with a hyperdynamic circulatory syndrome in which cardiac output and heart rate are increased and systemic vascular resistance is decreased. The release of several vasoactive substances is the primary factor involved in the reduction of mesenteric arterial resistance, resulting in sodium and water retention with eventual formation of ascites. Management of these patients with acute cardiac dysfunction often requires invasive hemodynamic monitoring in an intensive care unit setting to tailor decisions regarding use of fluids and vasopressors...
July 2016: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339675/kidney-injury-in-liver-disease
#20
REVIEW
Kevin R Regner, Kai Singbartl
Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently in patients with liver disease and increases morbidity and mortality. Hepatorenal syndrome is a common cause of AKI in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and is due to alterations in systemic and renal hemodynamics. Serum creatinine-based estimation of kidney function is a key component of the Model for End-stage Liver Disease score in liver transplant candidates. Continuous renal replacement therapy is used in critically ill patients with liver failure and AKI...
July 2016: Critical Care Clinics
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