The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.
Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.
Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)
Pathological processes of the LIVER.
Transplantation between individuals of the same species. Usually refers to genetically disparate individuals in contradistinction to isogeneic transplantation for genetically identical individuals.
The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.
The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.
An immune response with both cellular and humoral components, directed against an allogeneic transplant, whose tissue antigens are not compatible with those of the recipient.
Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
Tumors or cancer of the LIVER.
Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.
The transference of BONE MARROW from one human or animal to another for a variety of purposes including HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION or MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Final stage of a liver disease when the liver failure is irreversible and LIVER TRANSPLANTATION is needed.
The administrative procedures involved with acquiring TISSUES or organs for TRANSPLANTATION through various programs, systems, or organizations. These procedures include obtaining consent from TISSUE DONORS and arranging for transportation of donated tissues and organs, after TISSUE HARVESTING, to HOSPITALS for processing and transplantation.
Transfer of HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS from BONE MARROW or BLOOD between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has been used as an alternative to BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION in the treatment of a variety of neoplasms.
Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.
A form of rapid-onset LIVER FAILURE, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of HEPATOCYTES. It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and JAUNDICE. Acute liver failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC COMA depending on the etiology that includes hepatic ISCHEMIA, drug toxicity, malignant infiltration, and viral hepatitis such as post-transfusion HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.
Transplantation of an individual's own tissue from one site to another site.
Prospective patient listings for appointments or treatments.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The transference of either one or both of the lungs from one human or animal to another.
Progressive destruction or the absence of all or part of the extrahepatic BILE DUCTS, resulting in the complete obstruction of BILE flow. Usually, biliary atresia is found in infants and accounts for one third of the neonatal cholestatic JAUNDICE.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Blood tests that are used to evaluate how well a patient's liver is working and also to help diagnose liver conditions.
Repair or renewal of hepatic tissue.
A primary malignant neoplasm of epithelial liver cells. It ranges from a well-differentiated tumor with EPITHELIAL CELLS indistinguishable from normal HEPATOCYTES to a poorly differentiated neoplasm. The cells may be uniform or markedly pleomorphic, or form GIANT CELLS. Several classification schemes have been suggested.
A short thick vein formed by union of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein.
The transfer of STEM CELLS from one individual to another within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or between species (XENOTRANSPLANTATION), or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS). The source and location of the stem cells determines their potency or pluripotency to differentiate into various cell types.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
Transference of an organ between individuals of the same species or between individuals of different species.
A branch of the celiac artery that distributes to the stomach, pancreas, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, and greater omentum.
A macrolide isolated from the culture broth of a strain of Streptomyces tsukubaensis that has strong immunosuppressive activity in vivo and prevents the activation of T-lymphocytes in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation in vitro.
Transference of a tissue or organ from either an alive or deceased donor, within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.
Preparative treatment of transplant recipient with various conditioning regimens including radiation, immune sera, chemotherapy, and/or immunosuppressive agents, prior to transplantation. Transplantation conditioning is very common before bone marrow transplantation.
Veins which drain the liver.
The circulation of BLOOD through the LIVER.
A general term for the complex phenomena involved in allo- and xenograft rejection by a host and graft vs host reaction. Although the reactions involved in transplantation immunology are primarily thymus-dependent phenomena of cellular immunity, humoral factors also play a part in late rejection.
Deliberate prevention or diminution of the host's immune response. It may be nonspecific as in the administration of immunosuppressive agents (drugs or radiation) or by lymphocyte depletion or may be specific as in desensitization or the simultaneous administration of antigen and immunosuppressive drugs.
The transference of a pancreas from one human or animal to another.
The procedure established to evaluate the health status and risk factors of the potential DONORS of biological materials. Donors are selected based on the principles that their health will not be compromised in the process, and the donated materials, such as TISSUES or organs, are safe for reuse in the recipients.
Diseases in any part of the BILIARY TRACT including the BILE DUCTS and the GALLBLADDER.
Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of FATTY ACIDS.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
The transference of pancreatic islets within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
The chilling of a tissue or organ during decreased BLOOD perfusion or in the absence of blood supply. Cold ischemia time during ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION begins when the organ is cooled with a cold perfusion solution after ORGAN PROCUREMENT surgery, and ends after the tissue reaches physiological temperature during implantation procedures.
Transference of cells within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.
Chronic inflammatory disease of the BILIARY TRACT. It is characterized by fibrosis and hardening of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary ductal systems leading to bile duct strictures, CHOLESTASIS, and eventual BILIARY CIRRHOSIS.
The period following a surgical operation.
A dead body, usually a human body.
An organism that, as a result of transplantation of donor tissue or cells, consists of two or more cell lines descended from at least two zygotes. This state may result in the induction of donor-specific TRANSPLANTATION TOLERANCE.
The channels that collect and transport the bile secretion from the BILE CANALICULI, the smallest branch of the BILIARY TRACT in the LIVER, through the bile ductules, the bile ducts out the liver, and to the GALLBLADDER for storage.
The procedure of removing TISSUES, organs, or specimens from DONORS for reuse, such as TRANSPLANTATION.
Surgical union or shunt between ducts, tubes or vessels. It may be end-to-end, end-to-side, side-to-end, or side-to-side.
Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system associated with the deposition of AMYLOID in nerve tissue. The different clinical types based on symptoms correspond to the presence of a variety of mutations in several different proteins including transthyretin (PREALBUMIN); APOLIPOPROTEIN A-I; and GELSOLIN.
FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to chronic excess ALCOHOL DRINKING.
A cyclic undecapeptide from an extract of soil fungi. It is a powerful immunosupressant with a specific action on T-lymphocytes. It is used for the prophylaxis of graft rejection in organ and tissue transplantation. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed).
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.
Transplantation between genetically identical individuals, i.e., members of the same species with identical histocompatibility antigens, such as monozygotic twins, members of the same inbred strain, or members of a hybrid population produced by crossing certain inbred strains.
Organs, tissues, or cells taken from the body for grafting into another area of the same body or into another individual.
Closed vesicles of fragmented endoplasmic reticulum created when liver cells or tissue are disrupted by homogenization. They may be smooth or rough.
The process by which organs are kept viable outside of the organism from which they were removed (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).
Operation for biliary atresia by anastomosis of the bile ducts into the jejunum or duodenum.
The clinical entity characterized by anorexia, diarrhea, loss of hair, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, growth retardation, and eventual death brought about by the GRAFT VS HOST REACTION.
Diseases in any part of the ductal system of the BILIARY TRACT from the smallest BILE CANALICULI to the largest COMMON BILE DUCT.
A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)
The simultaneous, or near simultaneous, transference of heart and lungs from one human or animal to another.
Liver diseases associated with ALCOHOLISM. It usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities, i.e., ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER; ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS; and ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS.
A bile pigment that is a degradation product of HEME.
Identification of the major histocompatibility antigens of transplant DONORS and potential recipients, usually by serological tests. Donor and recipient pairs should be of identical ABO blood group, and in addition should be matched as closely as possible for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in order to minimize the likelihood of allograft rejection. (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
A tissue or organ remaining at physiological temperature during decreased BLOOD perfusion or in the absence of blood supply. During ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION it begins when the organ reaches physiological temperature before the completion of SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS and ends with reestablishment of the BLOOD CIRCULATION through the tissue.
An induced state of non-reactivity to grafted tissue from a donor organism that would ordinarily trigger a cell-mediated or humoral immune response.
A repeat operation for the same condition in the same patient due to disease progression or recurrence, or as followup to failed previous surgery.
A syndrome characterized by the clinical triad of advanced chronic liver disease, pulmonary vascular dilatations, and reduced arterial oxygenation (HYPOXEMIA) in the absence of intrinsic cardiopulmonary disease. This syndrome is common in the patients with LIVER CIRRHOSIS or portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL).
Functional KIDNEY FAILURE in patients with liver disease, usually LIVER CIRRHOSIS or portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL), and in the absence of intrinsic renal disease or kidney abnormality. It is characterized by intense renal vasculature constriction, reduced renal blood flow, OLIGURIA, and sodium retention.
Transplantation of tissue typical of one area to a different recipient site. The tissue may be autologous, heterologous, or homologous.
A condition in which the hepatic venous outflow is obstructed anywhere from the small HEPATIC VEINS to the junction of the INFERIOR VENA CAVA and the RIGHT ATRIUM. Usually the blockage is extrahepatic and caused by blood clots (THROMBUS) or fibrous webs. Parenchymal FIBROSIS is uncommon.
Impairment of bile flow due to obstruction in small bile ducts (INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS) or obstruction in large bile ducts (EXTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS).
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Transplantation of STEM CELLS collected from the fetal blood remaining in the UMBILICAL CORD and the PLACENTA after delivery. Included are the HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS.
Adverse functional, metabolic, or structural changes in ischemic tissues resulting from the restoration of blood flow to the tissue (REPERFUSION), including swelling; HEMORRHAGE; NECROSIS; and damage from FREE RADICALS. The most common instance is MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY.
An antigenic mismatch between donor and recipient blood. Antibodies present in the recipient's serum may be directed against antigens in the donor product. Such a mismatch may result in a transfusion reaction in which, for example, donor blood is hemolyzed. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984).
The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.
A spectrum of clinical liver diseases ranging from mild biochemical abnormalities to ACUTE LIVER FAILURE, caused by drugs, drug metabolites, and chemicals from the environment.
Devices for simulating the activities of the liver. They often consist of a hybrid between both biological and artificial materials.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Solutions used to store organs and minimize tissue damage, particularly while awaiting implantation.
The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC
Abnormal increase of resistance to blood flow within the hepatic PORTAL SYSTEM, frequently seen in LIVER CIRRHOSIS and conditions with obstruction of the PORTAL VEIN.
A form of ischemia-reperfusion injury occurring in the early period following transplantation. Significant pathophysiological changes in MITOCHONDRIA are the main cause of the dysfunction. It is most often seen in the transplanted lung, liver, or kidney and can lead to GRAFT REJECTION.
FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to obstruction of BILE flow (CHOLESTASIS) in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC; BILE DUCTS, EXTRAHEPATIC). Primary biliary cirrhosis involves the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts and bile secretion. Secondary biliary cirrhosis is produced by prolonged obstruction of large intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts from a variety of causes.
A chronic self-perpetuating hepatocellular INFLAMMATION of unknown cause, usually with HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA and serum AUTOANTIBODIES.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
The major human blood type system which depends on the presence or absence of two antigens A and B. Type O occurs when neither A nor B is present and AB when both are present. A and B are genetic factors that determine the presence of enzymes for the synthesis of certain glycoproteins mainly in the red cell membrane.
A trisaccharide occurring in Australian manna (from Eucalyptus spp, Myrtaceae) and in cottonseed meal.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Mitochondria in hepatocytes. As in all mitochondria, there are an outer membrane and an inner membrane, together creating two separate mitochondrial compartments: the internal matrix space and a much narrower intermembrane space. In the liver mitochondrion, an estimated 67% of the total mitochondrial proteins is located in the matrix. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p343-4)
A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)
The main structural component of the LIVER. They are specialized EPITHELIAL CELLS that are organized into interconnected plates called lobules.
Surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The degree of antigenic similarity between the tissues of different individuals, which determines the acceptance or rejection of allografts.
The condition of an anatomical structure's being constricted beyond normal dimensions.
Transplantation of stem cells collected from the peripheral blood. It is a less invasive alternative to direct marrow harvesting of hematopoietic stem cells. Enrichment of stem cells in peripheral blood can be achieved by inducing mobilization of stem cells from the BONE MARROW.
An imaging test of the BILIARY TRACT in which a contrast dye (RADIOPAQUE MEDIA) is injected into the BILE DUCT and x-ray pictures are taken.
An antibiotic substance derived from Penicillium stoloniferum, and related species. It blocks de novo biosynthesis of purine nucleotides by inhibition of the enzyme inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase. Mycophenolic acid is important because of its selective effects on the immune system. It prevents the proliferation of T-cells, lymphocytes, and the formation of antibodies from B-cells. It also may inhibit recruitment of leukocytes to inflammatory sites. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p1301)
Transference of fetal tissue between individuals of the same species or between individuals of different species.
A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9)
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Passages within the liver for the conveyance of bile. Includes right and left hepatic ducts even though these may join outside the liver to form the common hepatic duct.
Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.
Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.
Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Transplantation between animals of different species.
Disorders of the peripheral nervous system associated with the deposition of AMYLOID in nerve tissue. Familial, primary (nonfamilial), and secondary forms have been described. Some familial subtypes demonstrate an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Clinical manifestations include sensory loss, mild weakness, autonomic dysfunction, and CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1349)
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
Any surgical procedure performed on the biliary tract.
Surgical formation of an opening (stoma) into the COMMON BILE DUCT for drainage or for direct communication with a site in the small intestine, primarily the DUODENUM or JEJUNUM.
The grafting of skin in humans or animals from one site to another to replace a lost portion of the body surface skin.
Impairment of bile flow due to injury to the HEPATOCYTES; BILE CANALICULI; or the intrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC).
Infection with CYTOMEGALOVIRUS, characterized by enlarged cells bearing intranuclear inclusions. Infection may be in almost any organ, but the salivary glands are the most common site in children, as are the lungs in adults.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.
A rare autosomal recessive disease characterized by the deposition of copper in the BRAIN; LIVER; CORNEA; and other organs. It is caused by defects in the ATP7B gene encoding copper-transporting ATPase 2 (EC, also known as the Wilson disease protein. The overload of copper inevitably leads to progressive liver and neurological dysfunction such as LIVER CIRRHOSIS; TREMOR; ATAXIA and intellectual deterioration. Hepatic dysfunction may precede neurologic dysfunction by several years.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions.
A malignant neoplasm occurring in young children, primarily in the liver, composed of tissue resembling embryonal or fetal hepatic epithelium, or mixed epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The period during a surgical operation.
Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Transfer of MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS between individuals within the same species (TRANSPLANTATION, HOMOLOGOUS) or transfer within the same individual (TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS).
Enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the conversion of L-aspartate and 2-ketoglutarate to oxaloacetate and L-glutamate. EC
Restoration of blood supply to tissue which is ischemic due to decrease in normal blood supply. The decrease may result from any source including atherosclerotic obstruction, narrowing of the artery, or surgical clamping. It is primarily a procedure for treating infarction or other ischemia, by enabling viable ischemic tissue to recover, thus limiting further necrosis. However, it is thought that reperfusion can itself further damage the ischemic tissue, causing REPERFUSION INJURY.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans that is caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS lasting six months or more. Chronic hepatitis C can lead to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.
A type of surgical portasystemic shunt to reduce portal hypertension with associated complications of esophageal varices and ascites. It is performed percutaneously through the jugular vein and involves the creation of an intrahepatic shunt between the hepatic vein and portal vein. The channel is maintained by a metallic stent. The procedure can be performed in patients who have failed sclerotherapy and is an additional option to the surgical techniques of portocaval, mesocaval, and splenorenal shunts. It takes one to three hours to perform. (JAMA 1995;273(23):1824-30)
A system of vessels in which blood, after passing through one capillary bed, is conveyed through a second set of capillaries before it returns to the systemic circulation. It pertains especially to the hepatic portal system.
A group of closely related cyclic undecapeptides from the fungi Trichoderma polysporum and Cylindocarpon lucidum. They have some antineoplastic and antifungal action and significant immunosuppressive effects. Cyclosporins have been proposed as adjuvants in tissue and organ transplantation to suppress graft rejection.
Partial or total replacement of the CORNEA from one human or animal to another.
Neoplasms located in the blood and blood-forming tissue (the bone marrow and lymphatic tissue). The commonest forms are the various types of LEUKEMIA, of LYMPHOMA, and of the progressive, life-threatening forms of the MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES.
Transference of tissue within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.
Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.
Experimentally induced tumors of the LIVER.
Societal or individual decisions about the equitable distribution of available resources.
Extracts of liver tissue containing uncharacterized specific factors with specific activities; a soluble thermostable fraction of mammalian liver is used in the treatment of pernicious anemia.
A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.
A reverse transcriptase inhibitor and ZALCITABINE analog in which a sulfur atom replaces the 3' carbon of the pentose ring. It is used to treat HIV disease.
A malignant tumor arising from the epithelium of the BILE DUCTS.
The local recurrence of a neoplasm following treatment. It arises from microscopic cells of the original neoplasm that have escaped therapeutic intervention and later become clinically visible at the original site.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Irradiation of the whole body with ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. It is applicable to humans or animals but not to microorganisms.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Serum containing GAMMA-GLOBULINS which are antibodies for lymphocyte ANTIGENS. It is used both as a test for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY and therapeutically in TRANSPLANTATION.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER due to ALCOHOL ABUSE. It is characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES, infiltration by NEUTROPHILS, and deposit of MALLORY BODIES. Depending on its severity, the inflammatory lesion may be reversible or progress to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.
The study of chance processes or the relative frequency characterizing a chance process.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.
Congenital cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC). It consists of 2 types: simple Caroli disease is characterized by bile duct dilatation (ectasia) alone; and complex Caroli disease is characterized by bile duct dilatation with extensive hepatic fibrosis and portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL). Benign renal tubular ectasia is associated with both types of Caroli disease.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Tumors or cancer of the BILE DUCTS.
Antigens determined by leukocyte loci found on chromosome 6, the major histocompatibility loci in humans. They are polypeptides or glycoproteins found on most nucleated cells and platelets, determine tissue types for transplantation, and are associated with certain diseases.
The application of probability and statistical methods to calculate the risk of occurrence of any event, such as onset of illness, recurrent disease, hospitalization, disability, or death. It may include calculation of the anticipated money costs of such events and of the premiums necessary to provide for payment of such costs.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
Administration of antineoplastic agents together with an embolizing vehicle. This allows slow release of the agent as well as obstruction of the blood supply to the neoplasm.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).
Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.
The measurement of an organ in volume, mass, or heaviness.
The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.
Predominantly extrahepatic bile duct which is formed by the junction of the right and left hepatic ducts, which are predominantly intrahepatic, and, in turn, joins the cystic duct to form the common bile duct.
Transference of brain tissue, either from a fetus or from a born individual, between individuals of the same species or between individuals of different species.
Period after successful treatment in which there is no appearance of the symptoms or effects of the disease.
A PREDNISOLONE derivative with similar anti-inflammatory action.
The process by which a tissue or aggregate of cells is kept alive outside of the organism from which it was derived (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).
Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
Clotting time of PLASMA recalcified in the presence of excess TISSUE THROMBOPLASTIN. Factors measured are FIBRINOGEN; PROTHROMBIN; FACTOR V; FACTOR VII; and FACTOR X. It is used for monitoring anticoagulant therapy with COUMARINS.
The transference between individuals of the entire face or major facial structures. In addition to the skin and cartilaginous tissue (CARTILAGE), it may include muscle and bone as well.
A group of diseases related to a deficiency of the enzyme ARGININOSUCCINATE SYNTHASE which causes an elevation of serum levels of CITRULLINE. In neonates, clinical manifestations include lethargy, hypotonia, and SEIZURES. Milder forms also occur. Childhood and adult forms may present with recurrent episodes of intermittent weakness, lethargy, ATAXIA, behavioral changes, and DYSARTHRIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p49)
A hypoperfusion of the BLOOD through an organ or tissue caused by a PATHOLOGIC CONSTRICTION or obstruction of its BLOOD VESSELS, or an absence of BLOOD CIRCULATION.
A CALCIUM and CALMODULIN-dependent serine/threonine protein phosphatase that is composed of the calcineurin A catalytic subunit and the calcineurin B regulatory subunit. Calcineurin has been shown to dephosphorylate a number of phosphoproteins including HISTONES; MYOSIN LIGHT CHAIN; and the regulatory subunits of CAMP-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASES. It is involved in the regulation of signal transduction and is the target of an important class of immunophilin-immunosuppressive drug complexes.
Condition characterized by splenomegaly, some reduction in the number of circulating blood cells in the presence of a normal or hyperactive bone marrow, and the potential for reversal by splenectomy.
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during FETAL DEVELOPMENT and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life.
An autosomal dominant porphyria that is due to a deficiency of FERROCHELATASE (heme synthetase) in both the LIVER and the BONE MARROW, the last enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Clinical features include mainly neurological symptoms, rarely cutaneous lesions, and elevated levels of protoporphyrin and COPROPORPHYRINS in the feces.
A form of anemia in which the bone marrow fails to produce adequate numbers of peripheral blood elements.
Non-human animals, selected because of specific characteristics, for use in experimental research, teaching, or testing.

Predicting bone loss following orthotopic liver transplantation. (1/6573)

BACKGROUND: Hepatic osteodystrophy occurs in the majority of patients with advanced chronic liver disease with the abnormalities in bone metabolism accelerating following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). AIMS: To examine changes in bone mineral density (BMD) following OLT and to investigate factors that lead to bone loss. METHODS: Twelve patients had BMD (at both the lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN)) and biochemical markers measured preoperatively and for 24 months following OLT. RESULTS: BMD was low in 75% of patients prior to OLT and decreased significantly from baseline at the LS at three months and the FN at six months. BMD began to increase thereafter at both sites, approaching baseline values at the LS by 12 months. Bone formation markers, osteocalcin and procollagen type I carboxy propeptide, decreased immediately post-OLT, with a concomitant increase seen in the resorption markers pyridinoline and deoxypyridinoline. This resulted in a negative uncoupling index early post-OLT, that rebounded to positive values after six months. There was a significant correlation between the change in the uncoupling index between six and three months which preceded the increase in BMD at 12 months. The decrease in BMD recorded early post-OLT correlated with vitamin D levels at three months. CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that increased resorption and inadequate formation are the major contributors to additional bone loss following OLT. Non-invasive biochemical markers precede later changes in BMD in this patient group following OLT and may have a role in investigating and planning intervention strategies to prevent bone loss in future studies.  (+info)

Performance and specificity of monoclonal immunoassays for cyclosporine monitoring: how specific is specific? (2/6573)

BACKGROUND: Immunoassays designed for the selective measurement of cyclosporin A (CsA) inadvertently show cross-reactivity for CsA metabolites. The extent and clinical significance of the resulting overestimation is controversial. A comprehensive assessment of old and new methods in clinical specimens is needed. METHODS: In a comprehensive evaluation, CsA was analyzed in 145 samples with the new CEDIA assay and compared with the Emit assay with the old and new pretreatments, the TDx monoclonal and polyclonal assays, the AxSYM, and HPLC. All samples were from patients with liver and/or kidney transplants. RESULTS: The CEDIA offered the easiest handling, followed by the AxSYM, which showed the longest calibration stability. The TDx monoclonal assay provided the lowest detection limit and the lowest CVs. The mean differences compared with HPLC were as follows: Emit, 9-12%; CEDIA, 18%; AxSYM, 29%; and TDx monoclonal, 57%. The CycloTrac RIA paralleled the Emit results. In contrast to the mean differences, substantial (>200%) and variable overestimations of the CsA concentration were observed in individual patient samples. Metabolic ratios, estimates of the overall concentrations of several cross-reacting metabolites (nonspecific TDx polyclonal/specific reference method), correlated with the apparent biases of the various monoclonal assays. Metabolic ratios varied up to 10-fold, which translated into biases for individual samples between -7% and +174%. The higher the cross-reactivity of an assay was, the higher was the range of biases observed. The interindividual differences markedly exceeded other factors of influence (organ transplanted, hepatic function). CONCLUSION: Because assay bias cannot be predicted in individual samples, substantially erratic CsA dosing can result. The specificity of CsA assays for parent CsA remains a major concern.  (+info)

Qualitative and semiquantitative polymerase chain reaction testing for cytomegalovirus DNA in serum allows prediction of CMV related disease in liver transplant recipients. (3/6573)

AIM: To identify cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in liver transplant recipients by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques and to separate the cases in which CMV related disease will occur, for whom treatment is indicated, from those in whom infection will remain innocuous. METHODS: The combination of qualitative and semiquantitative PCR of serum and urine was assessed to determine whether these assays can identify those at risk of CMV related disease and compared their performance with conventional approaches to diagnosis. RESULTS: Qualitative PCR of serum had superior specificity, sensitivity, and positive and negative predictive values compared with urine DEAFF (detection of early antigen fluorescent foci) and PCR of urine. All episodes of CMV related disease were associated with the presence of CMV DNA by PCR in serum or urine; CMV was detected before clinical onset in 70% and 60% of cases, respectively. The period over which CMV DNA could be detected was not correlated with CMV related disease. Both peak viral load and cumulative viral load estimated using a semiquantitative PCR method on serum samples positive by the qualitative method could be used to distinguish asymptomatic infection from CMV related disease with 100% specificity and sensitivity. In contrast semiquantitative PCR of urine was of little value. CONCLUSIONS: An approach based on PCR testing with a combination of qualitative and subsequently semiquantitative serum samples would improve the diagnosis of CMV infection and aid identification of those patients at risk of CMV related disease, allowing treatment to be targeted specifically.  (+info)

Primary adult liver transplantation under tacrolimus: more than 90 months actual follow-up survival and adverse events. (4/6573)

The introduction of tacrolimus has shown decreased rates of acute and steroid-resistant rejection after liver transplantation (LTx). The aim of the present study is to examine the long-term efficacy and safety of tacrolimus in primary liver transplant recipients. The first 121 consecutive adults (aged >16 years) who underwent primary LTx at a single center from August 1989 to February 1990 were followed up until August 1997. The mean follow-up was 93.2 +/- 1.2 months (range, 90.5 to 96.5 months). Patient survival, graft survival, rate of rejection, and adverse events were examined. The actual 7-year patient survival rate was 67.8%, and the graft survival rate was 63.6%. Infections, recurrence of disease, de novo malignancies, and cardiovascular events constituted the main causes of graft loss and death in the long term. Graft loss related to acute or chronic rejection was rare. The rate of acute rejection beyond 2 years was approximately 3% per year, and most rejections were steroid responsive. Approximately 70% of the patients received only tacrolimus after 1 year. Four patients developed end-stage renal disease, and 2 patients underwent kidney transplantation. Hyperkalemia and hypertension were observed in one third of the patients. New-onset insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus was observed in 9% and 13% of the patients at the 1-year and 7-year follow-up, respectively. Seven patients developed de novo malignancies, including two skin malignancies. Six patients developed posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder during the entire follow-up period. Actual patient and graft survival at 7 years was excellent, and few adverse events developed after the first year. Graft loss from acute or chronic rejection was rare under tacrolimus, and approximately 70% of the patients were steroid free on tacrolimus monotherapy after the first year after LTx.  (+info)

Detection of Epstein-Barr virus DNA in sera from transplant recipients with lymphoproliferative disorders. (5/6573)

Early diagnosis of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-associated posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is important because many patients respond to reduction in immunosuppression, especially if PTLD is detected at an early stage. Previous studies have found elevated EBV DNA levels in blood from patients with PTLD, but these assays required isolation of cellular blood fractions and quantitation. We evaluated the presence of cell-free EBV DNA in serum from solid-organ transplant recipients as a marker for PTLD. Five of 6 transplant recipients with histopathologically documented PTLD had EBV DNA detected in serum at the time of diagnosis (sensitivity = 83%), compared with 0 of 16 matched transplant recipients without PTLD (specificity = 100%) (P < 0.001 [Fisher's exact test]). Furthermore, EBV DNA was detected in serum 8 and 52 months prior to the diagnosis of PTLD in two of three patients for whom stored sera were analyzed. Detection of EBV DNA in serum appears to be a useful marker for the early detection of PTLD in solid-organ transplant recipients. Further studies to define the role of such assays in evaluating solid-organ transplant patients at risk for PTLD are warranted.  (+info)

Hepatitis C virus recurrence after liver transplantation. (6/6573)

Cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) is now the most common indication of liver transplantation in Western Europe and the United States. In the absence of effective prophylaxis, recurrent HCV infection is almost inevitable. Though the natural history and intermediate term outcome of recurrent HCV are now better documented, those factors which may influence the recurrence of hepatitis and consequent progression of graft disease remain unclear. Interferon (IFN) as a sole agent for the treatment of recurrent infection has proved unsatisfactory. Early intervention with a combination of IFN and ribavirin seems promising, and this approach may prevent or delay progression of HCV related graft disease after liver transplantation.  (+info)

Split liver transplantation. (7/6573)

OBJECTIVE: This study reviews the indications, technical aspects, and experience with ex vivo and in situ split liver transplantation. BACKGROUND: The shortage of cadaveric donor livers is the most significant factor inhibiting further application of liver transplantation for patients with end-stage liver disease. Pediatric recipients, although they represent only 15% to 20% of the liver transplant registrants, suffer the greatest from the scarcity of size-matched cadaveric organs. Split liver transplantation provides an ideal means to expand the donor pool for both children and adults. METHODS: This review describes the evolution of split liver transplantation from reduced liver transplantation and living-related liver transplantation. The two types of split liver transplantation, ex vivo and in situ, are compared and contrasted, including the technique, selection of patients for each procedure, and the most current results. RESULTS: Ex vivo splitting of the liver is performed on the bench after removal from the cadaver. It is usually divided into two grafts: segments 2 and 3 for children, and segments 4 to 8 for adults. Since 1990, 349 ex vivo grafts have been reported. Until recently, graft and patient survival rates have been lower and postoperative complication rates higher in ex vivo split grafts than in whole organ cadaveric transplantation. Further, the use of ex vivo split grafts has been relegated to the elective adult patient because of the high incidence of graft dysfunction (right graft) when placed in an emergent patient. Reasons for the poor function of ex vivo splits except in elective patients have focused on graft damage due to prolonged cold ischemia times and rewarming during the long benching procedure. In situ liver splitting is accomplished in a manner identical to the living donor procurement. This technique for liver splitting results in the same graft types as in the ex vivo technique. However, graft and patient survival rates reported for in situ split livers have exceeded 85% and 90%, respectively, with a lower incidence of postoperative complications, including biliary and reoperation for bleeding. These improved results have also been observed in the urgent patient. CONCLUSION: Splitting of the cadaveric liver expands the donor pool of organs and may eliminate the need for living-related donation for children. Recent experience with the ex vivo technique, if applied to elective patients, results in patient and graft survival rates comparable to whole-organ transplantation, although postoperative complication rates are higher. In situ splitting provides two grafts of optimal quality that can be applied to the entire spectrum of transplant recipients: it is the method of choice for expanding the cadaver liver donor pool.  (+info)

Beta-glucan reflects liver injury after preservation and transplantation in dogs. (8/6573)

Graft failure and extrahepatic organ complications, which frequently develop after transplantation, may be related to inflammatory mediators stimulated by endotoxin (ET). The role of endotoxemia after liver transplantation is controversial and may depend upon differences in the ET assay method used in the various contradicting studies. While the standard Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) is reactive for ET and beta-glucan, a novel turbidimetric assay method enables separate determinations of ET and beta-glucan. Beagle dogs undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation were divided into two groups. In Group I (n = 6) the grafts were transplanted immediately and in Group II (n = 6) grafts were preserved for 48 h in University of Wisconsin (UW) solution. Animals received cyclosporine immunosuppression and were followed for 14 days. Daily measurements of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were performed. Samples for ET and beta-glucan measurement were collected serially and processed using the turbidimetric assay method. While no graft failure was seen in Group I, three of six Group II animals died from graft failure within 1 day after transplantation. Preservation and reperfusion injury was much more severe in the Group II grafts than in Group I grafts. While endotoxemia could not be detected, postoperative beta-glucan levels (undetectable pretransplant) were seen in both groups. Beta-glucan levels were much higher in Group II grafts than in Group I grafts, and correlated with the severity of liver damage. In conclusion, this study shows that beta-glucan, instead of ET, appears during the early posttransplant period. We believe that posttransplant elevation of beta-glucan is related to liver damage, especially endothelial damage by preservation and reperfusion.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Portal vein grafts in hepatic transplantation. AU - Shaw, B. W.. AU - Iwatsuki, S.. AU - Bron, K.. AU - Starzl, T. E.. PY - 1985/1/1. Y1 - 1985/1/1. N2 - Confirmation of patency of the portal vein by either ultrasound or angiography is a routine part of the evaluation of patients being considered for hepatic transplantation. Complete thrombosis of the portal vein usually has been viewed as precluding successful orthotopic hepatic replacement. In addition, some pediatric patients present with extremely small portal veins which, although patent, have proved to be thick walled and sclerotic. Our recent experience has shown that, in both of these situations, successful and complete revascularization of hepatic allografts is quite feasible by using a vein graft to ensure adequate portal venous flow.. AB - Confirmation of patency of the portal vein by either ultrasound or angiography is a routine part of the evaluation of patients being considered for hepatic transplantation. Complete ...
Since the 1960 s, with the successful development of liver transplantation, it has become an important method for the treatment of patients with end-stage liver disease.Biliary atresia1 is the most frequent causes of pediatric end-stage liver disease,.The morbidity of congenital biliary atresia is 1/8000-18, 0002 ,which influence the patients overall growth and development situation. The rising of living donor liver transplantation has provide children with the chance of a timely treatment since the 1980 s, It is no doubt that pediatric liver transplantation is facing with many complications, including the most importance of neurocognitive development .Now the researches of neurological complications is less .According to statistics, the incidence of neurological complications after pediatric liver transplantation was 8% - 46% . So it is necessary to research the neurological complications and brain protection strategy .Previous studies have studied that some anaesthetic have uncertain affect ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Living-related liver transplantation in children. T2 - The Parisian strategy to safely increase organ availability. AU - Révillon, Y.. AU - Michel, J. L.. AU - Lacaille, F.. AU - Sauvat, F.. AU - Farges, O.. AU - Belghiti, J.. AU - Rengeval, A.. AU - Jouvet, P.. AU - Sayegh, N.. AU - Sarnacki, S.. AU - Jan, D.. PY - 1999/5. Y1 - 1999/5. N2 - Purpose: The aim of the authors was to report their experience with living related liver transplantation (LRLT) in children, particularly focusing on the safety of the two-center Parisian strategy. Methods: The records of donors and recipients of 26 pediatric living-related donor liver transplantations performed between November 1994 and March 1998 were reviewed retrospectively. Donors were assessed 1 year after transplantation for medical and overall status. Results: Indications for LRLT included biliary atresia (n = 18), Bylers disease (n = 5), alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (n = 1), Alagille syndrome (n = 1), and undefined cirrhosis ...
Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery Hospital in India. Global Hospitals India is the most active pediatric liver transplant hospital in India and has performed many succesful pediatric liver transplantation in India. Global Hospitals India has performed types of pediatric liver transplant like, Deceased donor / cadaveric donor whole liver transplant, Split-liver transplant, Living donor liver transplant, Domino liver transplant , Auxiliary liver transplant in India
TY - JOUR. T1 - Blood Cell Salvage and Autotransfusion Does Not Worsen Oncologic Outcomes Following Liver Transplantation with Incidental Hepatocellular Carcinoma. T2 - A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis. AU - Ivanics, Tommy. AU - Shubert, Christopher R.. AU - Muaddi, Hala. AU - Claasen, Marco P.A.W.. AU - Yoon, Peter. AU - Hansen, Bettina E.. AU - McCluskey, Stuart A.. AU - Sapisochin, Gonzalo. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2021, Society of Surgical Oncology.. PY - 2021. Y1 - 2021. N2 - Background: Intraoperative blood cell salvage and autotransfusion (IBSA) during liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is controversial for concern regarding adversely impacting oncologic outcomes. Objective: We aimed to evaluate the long-term oncologic outcomes of patients who underwent LT with incidentally discovered HCC who received IBSA compared with those who did not receive IBSA. Methods: Patients undergoing LT (January 2001-October 2018) with incidental HCC on explant pathology were ...
Evolution of liver transplantation. Hepatology (1982) 19.54 FK 506 for liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. Lancet (1989) 13.70 A flexible procedure for multiple cadaveric organ procurement. Surg Gynecol Obstet (1984) 10.33 Cell migration and chimerism after whole-organ transplantation: the basis of graft acceptance. Hepatology (1993) 8.76 Orthotopic liver transplantation in ninety-three patients. Surg Gynecol Obstet (1976) 8.11 The use of cyclosporin A and prednisone in cadaver kidney transplantation. Surg Gynecol Obstet (1980) 7.40 The use of heterologous antilymphoid agents in canine renal and liver homotransplantation and in human renal homotransplantation. Surg Gynecol Obstet (1967) 7.24 Fifteen years of clinical liver transplantation. Gastroenterology (1979) 7.19 Venous bypass in clinical liver transplantation. Ann Surg (1984) 7.04 Liver transplantation with use of cyclosporin a and prednisone. N Engl J Med (1981) 6.95 The many faces of multivisceral transplantation. Surg Gynecol ...
Absence of a normal left extrahepatic portal vein is considered to be a contraindication to left lobe living-related liver transplantation. This report is of a successful case of living- related liver transplantation using a left lobe procured in a patient presenting with an absent horizontal segment of the left extrahepatic vein. ...
Ojo, A, Held, P, Port, F. Chronic renal failure after transplantation of a nonrenal organ. N Engl J Med. vol. 349. 2003. pp. 931-40. Charlton, M., Wall, W, Ojo, A. Report of the First International Liver Transplantation Society Expert Panel Consensus Conference on Renal Insufficiency in Liver Transplantation. Liver Transplant. vol. 15. 2009. pp. S1-S34. Sharma, S, Gurakar, A, Jabbour, N. Biliary strictures following liver transplantation; past, present and preventive strategies. Liver Transplant. vol. 14. 2008. pp. 759-69. Londono, M, Balderramo, D, Cardenas, A. Management of biliary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation: the role of endoscopy. World J Gastroenterol. vol. 14. 2008. pp. 493-7. Watt, K, Pedersen, R, Kremers, W. Long-term probability of and morality from de novo malignancy after liver transplantation. Gastroenterology. vol. 137. 2009. pp. 2010-17. Watt, K, Pedersen, Kremers, W. Evolution of causes and risk factors for mortality post-liver transplant: ...
Abstract:. Background. Liver transplantation is the standard of care for the treatment of liver failure worldwide, yet millions of people living in sub-Saharan Africa remain without access to these services. South Africa (SA) has two liver transplant centres, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg, where Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) started an adult liver transplant programme in 2004.. Objectives. To describe the outcomes of the adult liver transplant programme at WDGMC.. Methods. This was a retrospective review of all adult orthotopic liver transplants performed at WDGMC from 16 August 2004 to 30 June 2016 with a minimum follow-up of 6 months. The primary outcome was recipient and graft survival and the effect of covariates on survival. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis included all adults who underwent their first transplant for end-stage liver disease (ESLD) (N=275). Proportional hazards regression analysis using hazard ratios (HRs) was conducted to determine which ...
1. Brown RS. Hepatitis C and liver transplantation. Nature. 2005 ;436:973-8 2. Davis GL, Albright JE, Cook SF, Rosenberg DM. Projecting future complications of chronic hepatitis C in the United States. Liver Transpl. 2003 ;9:331-8 3. El-Serag HB. Hepatocellular carcinoma: recent trends in the United States. Gastroenterology. 2004 ;127:S27-34 4. Wiesner RH, Sorrell M, Villamil F, the International Liver Transplantation Society Expert Panel. Report of the first international liver transplantation society expert panel consensus conference on liver transplantation and hepatitis C. Liver Transpl. 2003 ;9:S1-S9 5. Vargas HE, Rodriguez-Luna H. Management of hepatitis C virus infection in the setting of liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2005 ;11:479-89 6. Charlton M. Liver biopsy, viral kinetics, and the impact of viremia on severity of hepatitis C virus recurrence. Liver Transpl. 2003 ;9:S58-S62 7. Chopra KB, Demetris AJ, Blakolmer K, Dvorchik I, Laskus T, Wang LF, Araya VR, Dodson F, Fung JJ, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pediatric liver transplantation using left hepatic segments from living related donors. T2 - Surgical experience in 100 recipients at Saint-Luc University Clinics. AU - Darwish, Ahmed A.. AU - Bourdeaux, Christophe. AU - Kader, Hesham A.. AU - Janssen, Magda. AU - Sokal, Etienne. AU - Lerut, Jan. AU - Ciccarelli, Olga. AU - Veyckemans, Francis. AU - Otte, Jean Bernard. AU - Goyet, Jean De Ville De. AU - Reding, Raymond. PY - 2006/5. Y1 - 2006/5. N2 - Living-related liver transplantation was developed in the context of deceased donor organ shortage, which is particularly acute for pediatric recipients. This retrospective study analyzes the surgical technique and complications in the first 100 pediatric liver transplantation using left segmental liver grafts from living donors, performed at Saint-Luc University Clinics between July 1993 and April 2002. Pre-operative evaluation in donors and recipients, analysis of the surgical technique, and postoperative complications were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepatic protein synthesis rate of liver specimens as a predictor of viability in rat cold ischemia liver transplantation model. AU - Matsui, Yoshifumi. AU - Asano, Takehide. AU - Nakagohri, Toshio. AU - Yokoro, Yoshiharu. AU - Kainuma, Osamu. AU - Kenmochi, Takashi. AU - Isono, Kaich. PY - 1997/11. Y1 - 1997/11. N2 - Background/Aims: We have previously reported that the hepatic protein synthesis rate, calculated as the uptake rate of L-[4.5 3H] leucine by the fraction during a 10-min incubation of a 16-G needle biopsy specimen of liver tissue, represents a high level of liver function and is therefore useful for evaluating liver function. We investigated the hepatic protein synthesis rate level in a pretransplant liver to learn if it might predict the outcome in a rat orthotopic liver transplantation model. Methods: Grafts were stored, liver specimens were obtained using a 21-G Chiba type II skinny needle, and the hepatic protein synthesis rate was calculated. Subsequently, liver ...
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients undergoing liver transplantation have complex changes in their hemostatic system, and the net effect of these changes appears a rebalanced hemostatic profile. Recently, a process called NETosis, in which a neutrophil expels DNA and proteins that form a web-like structure, has been described as a mechanism of pathogen entrapment. Increasing evidence suggests a pivotal role for neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), and their main component cell-free DNA in activation of coagulation. As liver transplantation is associated with substantial (hepatocyte) cell death and intrahepatic neutrophil accumulation, NETs might play an important role in the hemostatic balance during liver transplantation. Here, we determined markers for NETs in plasma of patients undergoing a liver transplantation and examined their association with activation of coagulation.. METHODS: Markers for NETs and markers for activation of coagulation were determined in serial plasma samples taken from ...
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Abstract 18. Living related liver transplantation now has a history of almost ten years. Although survival of both graft and patients appears good these data are based mainly on historic controls and comparisons between different centers. We reviewed the results of all children (,16 yr.) receiving their first liver transplant at a single center between 1990 and 1997. The recipients of living related liver allografts (LRLT) were compared to those receiving allografts from cadaveric donors (CadLT), and to the sub-group of recipients receiving reduced-size liver transplants (RSCLT) from cadaveric donors. There were 170 primary orthotopic liver transplants in pediatric patients during this period of which 29 were LRLT. Of the 141 CadLT patients 43 received RSCLT. Post-operative care, including immunosuppression, was the same for both groups. The groups receiving cadaveric and living related allografts were different in terms of age at transplant (median 1.45 v 0.86 yr. respectively, p=0.045) and ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Adult liver transplantation in the USA. AU - Alqahtani, Saleh Ali. AU - Larson, Anne M.. PY - 2011. Y1 - 2011. N2 - Purpose of review: To provide the nontransplant clinician with a basic understanding of the liver transplant process. Recent findings: Since its inception, the technique of liver transplantation and patient management has evolved considerably. We present an up-to-date overview of the evaluation of the transplant recipient and the listing and timing of transplant. We conclude with a brief summary of long-term complications, which should be considered when caring for the posttransplant patient. Summary: Liver transplantation is the only definitive treatment option for patients dying of liver failure. The growing population of patients with liver disease means that more transplants will be performed. As these patients now live longer lives, it is crucial that clinicians have a basic understanding of the process and outcomes.. AB - Purpose of review: To provide the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Longitudinal study of cognitive and academic outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation. AU - Sorensen, Lisa G.. AU - Neighbors, Katie. AU - Martz, Karen. AU - Zelko, Frank. AU - Bucuvalas, John C.. AU - Alonso, Estella M.. N1 - Funding Information: Supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ( R01 HD045694 ) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ( U01 DK061693 ). The sponsoring agencies were not involved in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of data or the generation of the report. The authors declare no conflict of interest. PY - 2014/7. Y1 - 2014/7. N2 - Objective To determine the evolution of cognitive and academic deficits and risk factors in children after liver transplantation. Study design Patients ≥2 years after liver transplantation were recruited through Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation. Participants age 5-6 years at Time 1 completed the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of ...
de Ville de Goyet, J ; Reding, Raymond ; Lerut, Jan ; Sokal, Etienne ; Janssen, M. ; et. al. Paediatric orthotopic liver transplantation: lessons from a 532 transplant single centre experience with 532 transplants in 446 children.. In: Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica, Vol. 62, no. 3, p. 290-4 (1999 ...
Until recently, HIV infection was considered as a contraindication for liver transplantation. A dramatic improvement in survival of HIV patients have been observed since the advent of new antiviral treatments against HIV including antiproteases. However an important proportion of patients with HCV-HIV coinfection are suffering from life-threatening liver disease due to HCV infection. Liver transplantation may be considered in this particular group of patients.. The ideal timing for the indication of liver transplantation during HIV disease and during the course of HCV liver disease needs to be defined. Liver transplantation in this particular group of patients raised several questions : a) the role of HIV infection on prevalence and severity of HCV recurrence after transplantation ; b) the role of liver transplantation and immunosuppression on HIV disease ; c) drug interactions between immunosuppressive agents and antiproteases ; d) immunological follow-up and quality of life of these patients. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Intrahepatic biliary strictures without hepatic artery thrombosis after liver transplantation. T2 - An analysis of 1,113 liver transplantations at a single center. AU - Nakamura, Noboru. AU - Nishida, Seigo. AU - Neff, Guy R.. AU - Vaidya, Anil. AU - Levi, David M.. AU - Kato, Tomoaki. AU - Ruiz, Phillip. AU - Tzakis, Andreas G.. AU - Madariaga, Juan R.. PY - 2005/2/27. Y1 - 2005/2/27. N2 - Background. Intrahepatic biliary strictures (IHBS) without hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is a serious complication and known to increase the risk of graft failure after liver transplantation. This manuscript describes the incidence, risk factors, clinical pictures, management, and outcomes. Methods. Between 1994 and 2002, 1,113 liver transplantations were performed in 974 adult patients. Data was retrospectively analyzed in terms of incidence, risk factors, clinical pictures (type of strictures), management (radiologic, surgical management), and outcomes. Results. Sixteen (1.4%) grafts had ...
HEPATIC ARTERY STENOSIS IN ORTHOTOPIC LIVER TRANSPLANTATION (LTX): SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE IN A SERIES OF 527 PATIENTS. . Hepatic artery complications after liver transplantation are uncommon- improved techniques.However, they represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality and are a m...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A predictive model for acute allograft rejection of liver transplantation. AU - Liu, Chien-Liang. AU - Soong, Ruey Shyang. AU - Lee, Wei Chen. AU - Chen, De Hsuan. AU - Hsu, Shang Hwa. PY - 2018/3/15. Y1 - 2018/3/15. N2 - Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) has become an increasingly used treatment for end-stage liver disease. However, acute allograft rejection is still a problem in postoperative care of liver transplantation with immunosuppressive therapy and it can lead to allograft damage and harm the survival of liver transplantation patient. This work proposes to use data-driven approach to build a predictive model for acute rejection. We consider not only prediction accuracy, but also interpretability of the prediction outcome in building the predictive model, so that the medical staffs can identify how the prediction is induced from data. The experiments use the real data provided by liver transplantation intensive care unit (ICU) of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, ...
Purpose: Left-lobe grafts are underused for adult liver transplantation in the United States. Better strategy is needed to expand the use of left lobe in both deceased split (DST) and living donor transplantation (LDT).. *Methods: Retrospective review of 80 LDT and 68 DST performed between 2004 and 2017 in the single institution. The study period was divided to before and after 2010, when a novel triple hepatic vein outflow technique was introduced and inflow modulation was converted from portocaval shunt to splenectomy.. *Results: Left-lobe utilization in LDT was well with 40% during the overall study period, and that of DST was increased from 0% to 27% in the later period. Selecting smaller recipients for left-lobe DST enabled to have a decent graft-to-recipient weight ratio (GRWR). Compared to DST, LDT using left-lobe was performed with a significantly lower median GRWR (0.79 vs. 1.24), and higher portal flow (150 vs. 106 mL/100gLW), with more frequent inflow modulation (56% vs. 7%). In the ...
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A recent study by doctors at the University of Washington explained that patients who are significantly underweight or very severely obese prior to liver transplantation are at increased risk of death following transplantation surgery. These findings, from the largest known observation of liver transplantation at the extremes of BMI, are published in the August issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with the healthy liver from another person (allograft). Liver transplantation is a treatment option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure, although availability of donor organs is a major limitation. The most common technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic position as the original liver. The surgical procedure is complex, requiring careful harvest of the donor organ and meticulous implantation into the recipient. Liver transplantation is highly regulated, and only performed at designated transplant medical centers by highly trained transplant physicians and supporting medical team. The duration of the surgery ranges from 4 to 18 hours depending on outcome.[medical citation needed] Favorable outcomes require careful screening for eligible recipient, as well as a well-calibrated live or cadaveric donor ...
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Vijay Vohra is the Chairman of Liver Transplant and GI Anaesthesia, at Medanta - The Medicity, Delhi NCR, India, leading a team with experience of nearly 3500 liver transplants. He has been a pioneer in the field of Liver Transplant Anaesthesia in India and has been involved in the training of the next generation of Indian LT anaesthesiologists, as well as Fellows from overseas for the last two decades. With several book chapters and publications in indexed Journals and vast experience in the field, he is also currently editing a book titled Perioperative Anaesthetic Management in Liver Transplantation for Springer publications. Dr Vohra is currently the President of the Liver Transplant Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society of India (LITRACSI ...
Expanded criteria donor grafts for deceased donor liver transplantation under the MELD system: a decision analysis. Liver Transpl. 2004 Dec; 10(12):1468-75 ...
Keywords: Hepatitis C Liver transplantation Sustained virological response Recurrent hepatitis C Transplantation results Intro Chronic hepatitis C disease (HCV) illness leading to decompensated liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma is the main cause of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) worldwide. It is expected that the number of individuals with HCV illness referred for OLT will continue to increase in the next years in spite of improvements in antiviral therapy (1). Nonetheless if HCV viremia is present during the transplantation process the result is definitely common reinfection of liver allografts happening as early as the reperfusion phase of the surgical procedure with viral replication within hours after OLT (2 3 Recurrent liver disease due to HCV usually evolves after 3 months and is present in up to 70-90% of individuals 1 year after OLT. Furthermore the progression BEZ235 of recurrent disease is faster than in the immunocompetent human population (4 -7). Recurrent liver ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation from living donors. AU - Ikegami, Toru. AU - Shiotani, Satoko. AU - Ninomiya, Mizuki. AU - Minagawa, Ryosuke. AU - Nishizaki, Takashi. AU - Shimada, Mitsuo. AU - Sugimachi, Keizo. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - Auxiliary liver transplantation was originally started in Western countries in the form of heterotopic auxiliary liver transplantation for end-stage liver disease. It thereafter developed into the form of auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation for acute liver failure. In Japan, where living-donor liver transplantation is the main mode of liver transplantation, auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation was initially used for patients with metabolic liver diseases and has since developed into an effective solution for small-for-size living donor grafts. Although there has been a reported case of successful auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation from a living donor for the treatment of acute liver ...
Aim: Living related liver transplantation (LRLT) has been developed in response to the paediatric organ donor shortage. Though it has been succeeded in many centers worldwide, the safety of the donor is still a major concern, especially in donors with anatomy variation. We succeeded in performing the first two cases of living related liver transplantation with complicated anatomy of blood vessels as a way to overcome cadaveric organ shortage in Beijing. Methods: Two patients, with congenital liver fibrosis and congenital biliary atresia were performed with living donor liver transplantation in our hospital and then followed up from November 12 to December 13, 2001. The two living donors, mother and father, were healthy aged 34 and 35 years. One right lobe (segment V, VI, VII, VIII) and one left lateral lobe (segment II and III) were used. The grafts weighed 394 g and 300 g. The ratio of graff weight to the standard liver volume (SLV) of donors was 68% and 27%. The graft weight to recipient body ...
ALVES, Rogério Camargo Pinheiro et al. Predictive factors of early graft loss in living donor liver transplantation. Arq. Gastroenterol. [online]. 2012, vol.49, n.2, pp.157-161. ISSN 0004-2803. CONTEXT: Living donor liver transplantation has become an alternative to reduce the lack of organ donation. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors predictive of early graft loss in the first 3 months after living donor liver transplantation. METHODS: Seventy-eight adults submitted to living donor liver transplantation were divided into group I with 62 (79.5%) patients with graft survival longer than 3 months, and group II with 16 (20.5%) patients who died and/or showed graft failure within 3 months after liver transplantation. The variables analyzed were gender, age, etiology of liver disease, Child-Pugh classification, model of end-stage liver disease (MELD score), pretransplantation serum sodium level, and graft weight-to-recipient body weight (GRBW) ratio. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Biliary complications in adult living donor liver transplantation with duct-to-duct hepaticocholedochostomy or Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy biliary reconstruction. AU - Kawachi, Shigeyuki. AU - Shimazu, Motohide. AU - Wakabayashi, Go. AU - Hoshino, Ken. AU - Tanabe, Minoru. AU - Yoshida, Masashi. AU - Morikawa, Yasuhide. AU - Kitajima, Masaki. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - Background. The aim of this study was to compare lhe incidence of biliary complications after adult living donor liver transplantation (ALDLT) with Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy (R-Y HJ) or duct-to-duct hepaticocholedochostomy (D-D HC). Methods. Biliary complications were reviewed in 20 consecutive ALDLT recipients surviving more than 1 month, including 10 patients who underwent R-Y HJ and 10 patients who underwent D-D HC reconstructions. Results. Ten biliary complications were seen in 8 patients (40%) from the study group. Specifically, 1 case of biliary leakage and 1 case of biliary hemorrhage were observed in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure. T2 - A 10-Year Experience in a Single Center. AU - Ikegami, Toru. AU - Taketomi, Akinobu. AU - Soejima, Yuji. AU - Yoshizumi, Tomoharu. AU - Sanefuji, Kensaku. AU - Kayashima, Hiroto. AU - Shimada, Mitsuo. AU - Maehara, Yoshihiko. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2008/3. Y1 - 2008/3. N2 - Background: Living donor liver transplantation has become an accepted treatment for various terminal liver diseases. Study Design: Forty-two living donor liver transplantations performed for acute liver failure during a 10-year period at Kyushu University Hospital were reviewed. Results: Causes of liver failure included hepatitis B (n = 12), hepatitis C (n = 1), autoimmune hepatitis (n = 2), Wilsons disease (n = 3), and unknown causes (n = 24). The graft types were: left lobe (n = 33), right lobe (n = 8), and lateral segment (n = 1). The mean graft volume to standard liver volume ratios were 42.2 ...
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BOTHA, J et al. Living donor liver transplantation in South Africa: the donor experience. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2019, vol.57, n.3, pp.11-16. ISSN 2078-5151. BACKGROUND: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) plays a crucial role in liver transplant programmes, particularly in regions with a scarcity of deceased donor organs and especially for paediatric recipients. LDLT is a complex and demanding procedure which places a healthy living donor in harms way. Donor safety is therefore the overriding concern. This study aimed to report our standardised approach to the evaluation, technical aspects and outcomes of LDLT donor hepatectomy at Wits Donald Gordon Medical CentreMETHODS: The study population consisted of all patients undergoing LDLT donor hepatectomy since the inception of the programme in March 2013 until 2018. Sixty five living donor hepatectomies were performed. Primary outcome measures included donor demographics, operative ...
Objectives: Portal vein (PV) reconstruction is a crucial factor for successful living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) remains a critical problem in LDLT because of technical demands and sufficient venous graft harvesting. This study aimed to describe in detail of PV reconstruction and outcomes of patients with PVT.. Methods: We performed adult-to-adult LDLT for 123 patients between March 2002 and December 2016. Thirteen patients (10.6%) had PVT at the time of LDLT, which were classified as grade I in 2 patients, grade II in 4 patients, grade III in 6 patients and grade IV in 1 patient, according to Yerdel's classification. We retrospectively analyzed the surgical technique and postoperative complications of PV reconstruction for patients with PVT, and compared to patients without PVT.. Results: Surgical treatments for 13 patients with PVT were as follows: thrombectomy alone in 2 patients, replaced interpositional venous grafts in 8 patients: 3 using internal ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Complications of arterial reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation. T2 - A single-center experience. AU - Matsuda, Hiroaki. AU - Yagi, Takahito. AU - Sadamori, Hiroshi. AU - Matsukawa, Hiroyoshi. AU - Shinoura, Susumu. AU - Murata, Hiroshi. AU - Umeda, Yuzo. AU - Tanaka, Noriaki. PY - 2006/3. Y1 - 2006/3. N2 - Purpose. Microsurgical reconstruction of the fine hepatic arteries (HA) reduces the chance of complications in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We reviewed HA reconstructions and analyzed their complications and treatment in a single center. Methods. Between August 1996 and September 2004, we performed LDLT on 71 adults and 19 children. Patients received a lateral segment graft (n = 16), a left lobe graft (n = 11), an extended left lobe graft (n = 12), or a right lobe graft (n = 51). Results. Hepatic artery reconstruction was performed by end-to-end anastomosis under an operating microscope in all except five adults who received right lobe grafts with ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Liver regeneration in donors and adult recipients after living donor liver transplantation. AU - Haga, Junko. AU - Shimazu, Motohide. AU - Wakabayashi, Go. AU - Tanabe, Minoru. AU - Kawachi, Shigeyuki. AU - Fuchimoto, Yasushi. AU - Hoshino, Ken. AU - Morikawa, Yasuhide. AU - Kitajima, Masaki. AU - Kitagawa, Yuko. PY - 2008/12/1. Y1 - 2008/12/1. N2 - In living donor liver transplantation, the safety of the donor operation is the highest priority. The introduction of the right lobe graft was late because of concerns about donor safety. We investigated donor liver regeneration by the types of resected segments as well as recipients to assess that appropriate regeneration was occurring. Eighty-seven donors were classified into 3 groups: left lateral section donors, left lobe donors, and right lobe donors. Forty-seven adult recipients were classified as either left or right lobe grafted recipients. Volumetry was retrospectively performed at 1 week, 1, 2, 3, and 6 months, and 1 year ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Survival of Clostridium perfringens sepsis in a liver transplant recipient. AU - Diaz, Geraldine C.. AU - Boyer, Thomas. AU - Renz, John F.. PY - 2009/11/1. Y1 - 2009/11/1. N2 - Clostridium perfringens sepsis following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a rare but reported complication that historically results in mortality or emergent retransplantation (ReTx).1-7 Complications from C. perfringens emphysematous gastritis have contributed to the death of a healthy live liver donor as well.8 Herein, we describe the first documented survivor of C. perfringens sepsis following OLT managed without laparotomy or emergent ReTx.. AB - Clostridium perfringens sepsis following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a rare but reported complication that historically results in mortality or emergent retransplantation (ReTx).1-7 Complications from C. perfringens emphysematous gastritis have contributed to the death of a healthy live liver donor as well.8 Herein, we describe the ...
The A2ALL consortium was chartered in 2002 and has collected data on a large cohort of donor and recipient candidates for LDLT spanning over a decade of activit...
Few reports of liver transplantation exist in patients with congenital absence of the portal vein and pulmonary hypertension. Living donor liver transplantation is usually performed before exacerbation of pulmonary hypertension. A 7-year-old girl (height: 131.5 cm; weight: 27.4 kg) with congenital absence of the portal vein was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure 35 mm Hg), and liver transplantation was planned before exacerbation of pulmonary hypertension. We successfully managed her hemodynamic parameters using low-dose dopamine and noradrenaline under monitoring of arterial blood pressure, central venous pressure, cardiac output, and stroke volume variation. Anesthesia was maintained using air-oxygen-sevoflurane and remifentanil 0.1 to 0.6 μg∙kg-1∙min-1. It is necessary to understand the potential perioperative complications in such cases and to adopt a multidisciplinary team approach in terms of the timing of transplantation and readiness to deal with ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Heterotopic liver transplantation for fulminant Wilsons disease. AU - Stampfl, David A.. AU - Muñoz, Santiago J.. AU - Moritz, Michael J.. AU - Rubin, Raphael. AU - Armenti, Vincent T.. AU - Jarrell, Bruce E.. AU - Maddrey, Willis C.. PY - 1990. Y1 - 1990. N2 - Wilsons disease may present with severe acute hepatocellular failure. The only effective treatment for fulminant Wilsons disease is liver transplantation, which may lead to reversal of the underlying disease. Some patients with cirrhosis who are too ill to undergo orthotopic liver transplantation have been treated with heterotopic liver transplantation. However, use of heterotopic liver transplantation for fulminant hepatocellular failure has not been successful. This case study involves a patient in whom a heterotopic liver transplant was successfully used for treatment of Wilsons disease presenting with fulminant hepatocellular failure.. AB - Wilsons disease may present with severe acute hepatocellular failure. The ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepatitis C testing. T2 - Comparison of Orthos EIA and RIBA II tests in 1,182 patients undergoing primary liver transplantation. AU - Rochlani, M.. AU - Lewis, J. H.. AU - Ramsey, G. E.. AU - Bontempo, F. A.. AU - Shah, G.. AU - Bowman, R. A.. AU - Van Thiel, D. H.. AU - Starzl, T. E.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1992. Y1 - 1992. N2 - Plasma samples from 1,182 patients undergoing primary liver transplantation were tested for anti-hepatitis C (HCV) virus by two methods: Ortho HCV ELISA Test System (EIA) and Chiron RIBA HCV Test System (RIBA II). The EIA results, 0 or +, were recorded first, followed by RIBA results, N = negative, P = positive, or I = indeterminate. Concordant results-ON, + P, + I-were found in 1,076 (91%), and discordant results were found in 106 (9%). The EIA optical density did not relate to concordant or discordant results. Band patterns were described by stating the band position (1, 2, 3, or 4) and inserting a ...
Clinical analysis of neurological complications following liver transplantation, Congran Li, Hailong Jin, Qing Yuan, Ming Cai, Zhouli Li, Guosheng Du, Bingyi Shi
TY - JOUR. T1 - Successful liver transplantation (OLT) in a child with fulminant hepatic failure due to primary ebv infection. T2 - 154. AU - Feranchak, A. P.. AU - Karrer, F. M.. AU - Narkewicz, M. R.. AU - Tyson, R. W.. AU - Sokol, R. J.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1997/10. Y1 - 1997/10. UR - UR - U2 - 10.1097/00005176-199710000-00171. DO - 10.1097/00005176-199710000-00171. M3 - Article. AN - SCOPUS:85026166755. VL - 25. SP - 480. JO - Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. JF - Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. SN - 0277-2116. IS - 4. ER - ...
Living donor liver transplantation offers an alternative when time matters. Cleveland Clinics Living liver donor program is the only one in Ohio performing both adult and pediatric living-donor liver transplants.
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Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder is a life-threatening complication of solid organ transplantation. In pediatric recipients, PTLD has been reported in 6.4-19.5 of lung, heart and heart-lung transplants, 4-15 of liver transplants and 1.2-10.1 of kidney transplants. Although most lymphomas typically occur in lymph nodes, extranodal involvement is also common. The aim of our study was to determine the site and symptoms of PTLD in children who underwent liver transplantation during 2009-2012 in Liver Transplantation Center of Nemazee Hospital. Material and methods: This study is a cohort study on existing data of children who received liver transplant between Juanury 2009 and December 2012 at Liver Transplant Center of Nemazee Hospital in Shiraz. During the study period, the PTLD occurrence was assessed in follow up visits, if the diagnosis of PTLD was confirmed the affected patient was entered the study and additional information was obtained. The diagnosis of PTLD was considered in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Four cases of human herpesvirus 6 variant B infection after pediatric liver transplantation. AU - Yoshikawa, Tetsushi. AU - Ihira, Masaru. AU - Furukawa, Hiroshi. AU - Suga, Sadao. AU - Asonuma, Katsuhiro. AU - Tanaka, Koichi. AU - Asano, Yoshizo. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2007 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1998/5/15. Y1 - 1998/5/15. N2 - Background. Little is known about human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 infection after liver transplantation. We present our experiences with four cases of HHV-6 infection after liver transplantation from living related donors. Methods. Peripheral blood was collected from four donor and recipient pairs at the time of transplantation and biweekly from the recipients after transplantation. We attempted to isolate HHV-6 and measure antibody titers to HHV-6 and HHV-7. Results. HHV-6 was isolated from four recipients approximately 2 weeks after transplantation. A significant rise in HHV-6 antibody titers was observed in four recipients at some point ...
Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology (212) 305-5101 Tomoaki Kato, M.D., is a noted pioneer in multiple-organ transplantation, pediatric and adult liver transplantation. Dr. Kato is Surgical Director of Adult and Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and is a professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kato is known for unique and innovative surgeries for adults and children, including a six-organ transplant; a procedure called APOLT (auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation) that resuscitates a failing liver by attaching a partial donor liver, making immunosuppressant drugs unnecessary and the first successful human partial bladder transplantation involving the transplant of two kidneys together with ureters connected to a patch of the donor bladder. In a highly publicized case, he led the first reported removal and re-implantation, or auto
Hwang, S., Lee, S.-G., Moon, D.-B., Ahn, C.-S., Kim, K.-H., Lee, Y.-J., Ha, T.-Y. and Song, G.-W. (2007), Salvage living donor liver transplantation after prior liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Transpl, 13: 741-746. doi: 10.1002/lt.21157 ...
Hwang, S., Lee, S.-G., Lee, Y.-J., Sung, K.-B., Park, K.-M., Kim, K.-H., Ahn, C.-S., Moon, D.-B., Hwang, G.-S., Kim, K.-M., Ha, T.-Y., Kim, D.-S., Jung, J.-P. and Song, G.-W. (2006), Lessons learned from 1,000 living donor liver transplantations in a single center: How to make living donations safe. Liver Transpl, 12: 920-927. doi: 10.1002/lt.20734 ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Improved results of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis. AU - Seu, Philip. AU - Shackleton, Christopher R.. AU - Shaked, Abraham. AU - Imagawa, David K.. AU - Olthoff, Kim M.. AU - Rudich, Steven R.. AU - Kinkhabwala, Milan. AU - Busuttil, Ronald W.. PY - 1996/8. Y1 - 1996/8. N2 - Objective: To analyze the impact of preexisting portal vein thrombosis (PVT) on the operative management and outcome of liver transplantation. Design: Retrospective review of 1423 patients who received transplants over 11 years. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients or Other Participants: Seventy patients who underwent liver transplantation who had preexisting PVT. Interventions: Portal vein thromboendovenectomy, vein grafting, or use of portal collateral veins for inflow during liver transplantation. Main Outcome Measures: Postoperative PVT, intraoperative transfusion, retransplantation rate, 30-day and 1-year actuarial survival tales. Results: Operative management ...
In living donor liver transplantation, the recipient liver undergoes more rapid regeneration than the remnant liver in the donor. In this study we investigated the factors which may be responsible for the difference in the regenerative response between the donor and the recipient. <br>Long Evans rats were subjected to either partial hepatectomy (PH) or sham operation (SH) and were treated with liver cytosol (C) and cyclosporine (Cy). The rats were sacrificed at 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours and 1 and 2 weeks postoperatively. The livers were removed to determine the liver weight/body weight (LW / BW ) ratio and the mitotic index. <br>The mitotic index, serum aspartate transferase (AST) and serum alanine transferase (ALT), although unchanged in the SH groups, were increased in the rats treated with PH + C + Cy, and were greater than after PH only. However LW / BW ratios increased after PH but had returned to preoperative levels by 2 weeks. The changes in LW / BW ratio were not modified by the
A 33-year-old Japanese man who had suffered from liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) underwent living related liver transplantation (LRLT). The allograft was given by his brother, who was healthy with no history of hepatitis or hepatic virus infection. After LRLT, the patients hepatitis C recurred. Liver biopsy revealed chronic viral hepatitis and no allograft rejection such as shown by portal lymphocytic infiltration or mild bridging fibrosis. Interferon and ribavirin were administered, and sustained viral response (SVR) was obtained. Although serum hepatitis B virus (HBV)-DNA/HCV-RNA polymerase chain reaction found no presence of hepatic virus, the serum examination demonstrated liver dysfunction seven months after SVR. Liver biopsies histopathologically showed portal fibrosis invading to the sinusoids, cholestasis, mild hyperplasia of the cholangioles, and no features of allograft rejection. Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH) was diagnosed. The FCH was resistant to treatment ...
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of unknown aetiology that is progressive in most symptomatic patients, advancing toward cirrhosis and liver failure. Liver transplantation is the only therapeutic option for patients with end stage liver disease resulting from this disorder. The results of transplantation for PSC are excellent with one-year survival rates of 90-97% and five-year survival rates of 80-85%, but are closely related to pre-transplant Child-Pugh stage. Recurrence of PSC after liver transplantation is common, occurring in up to 20% of patients, but it appears to have little effect on patient survival, as survival of patients with recurrent PSC is similar to that of those without evidence of recurrence. Cholangiocarcinoma is a catastrophic complication of PSC and as yet no reliable screening method exists. The results of liver transplantation for patients with clinically apparent cholangiocarcinoma are extremely poor, however in patients in whom a
TY - JOUR. T1 - Preoperative hepatic artery chemoembolization followed by orthotopic liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. AU - Harnois, D. M.. AU - Steers, J.. AU - Andrews, J. C.. AU - Rubin, J. C.. AU - Pitot, H. C.. AU - Burgart, L.. AU - Wiesner, R. H.. AU - Gores, G. J.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1999. Y1 - 1999. N2 - In our experience, the primary obstacle precluding the widespread use of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for definitive therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), even for early-stage disease, is preventing tumor recurrence. Chemoembolization is an attractive strategy to minimize tumor progression before OLT because of its shown antitumor effect, ability to be repeated, and minimal systemic toxicity. Thus, this pilot study was undertaken to determine the tolerability and treatment outcomes of pretransplantation chemoembolization of HCC followed by OLT. Between 1992 and 1997, 27 patients with HCC who had ...
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One of the most feared complications in liver transplantation is hepatic arterial thrombosis (HAT). The incidence of HAT in liver transplantation varies from 1.2% and 8%. One of the risk factors for this complication is anatomical complexity of hepatic arterial system. The focus of this short communication is to show our approach in dealing with aberrant left hepatic artery in settings of liver transplantation. This is a single center experience. Between January 2016 and June 2019, we procured and transplanted 357 adult liver allografts. Of these, there were 34 (9.5%) livers with aberrant left hepatic artery. All of them have been reconstructed on bench table. There was no incidence of HAT in the entire cohort with ALHA. The one-year graft survival for this patient cohort was 93.1%. Our surgical approach resulted in a low incidence of HAT of 1% with excellent graft survival.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension. T2 - Implications for liver transplantation. AU - Krowka, Michael J.. PY - 2005/12/1. Y1 - 2005/12/1. N2 - HPS and POPH are uncommon but potentially serious pulmonary consequences of advanced liver disease. The major considerations for liver transplantation posed by these disorders are summarized in Table 4. Remarkably, HPS may completely resolve after OLT; the post-OLT outcome of POPH is less predictable. Both syndromes, under certain conditions, may represent high-risk situations for OLT. The unique opportunity to reverse serious dysfunction in one organ (the lungs) by the successful transplantation of another organ (the liver) is worthy of further clinical investigations.. AB - HPS and POPH are uncommon but potentially serious pulmonary consequences of advanced liver disease. The major considerations for liver transplantation posed by these disorders are summarized in Table 4. Remarkably, HPS may completely resolve ...
PURPOSE: LRLT in children is a method to provide organs for transplantation. We report 2 cases of LLLS for pediatric LRLT. METHOD: Donor position: lithotomy with surgeon in French position. Trocars: three 12 mm, placed 2 cm upper the supra-umbilical mid-line and sub-costal bi-lateral on the nipple lines; one 5 mm in epigastrium. Special instrumentation: harmonic scissor, ligasure®, Hem-O-Lock clips, and Endo Catch-II® bag. Main steps: division of round, falciform, left triangular ligaments and of lesser omentum; inspection of anatomy; hepatic hilum dissection with exposure of the left hepatic artery; dissection of the right side of the falciform ligament with exposure of the left branch of the portal vein; dissection of the Arantius ligament and exposure of the left hepatic vein; parenchymal dissection with hilar plate and left biliary duct(s) section; Pfannestiel incision; placement of the graft (S2-3) into an Endo Catch-II® bag; vessels transection with endoTA; graft extraction. RESULTS: ...
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In acute attacks of acute intermittent porphyria, the mainstay of treatment is glucose and heme arginate administration. We present the case of a 58-year-old patient with acute liver failure requiring urgent liver transplantation after erroneous 6-fold overdose of heme arginate during an acute attack. As recommended in the product information, albumin and charcoal were administered and hemodiafiltration was started, which could not prevent acute liver failure, requiring super-urgent liver transplantation after 6 days. The explanted liver showed no preexisting liver cirrhosis, but signs of subacute liver injury and starting regeneration. The patient recovered within a short time. A literature review revealed four poorly documented cases of potential hepatic and/or renal toxicity of hematin or heme arginate. This is the first published case report of acute liver failure requiring super-urgent liver transplantation after accidental heme arginate overdose. The literature and recommendations in case ...
Selecting a marginal donor in liver transplantation (LT) remains controversial but is necessary because of the small number of available donors. A 46-year-old Japanese woman was a candidate to donate her liver to her brother, who had decompensated liver cirrhosis of unknown origin. Eight years before the donation, she had a mild liver dysfunction that was diagnosed as a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection (serotype 2). She had received anti-viral therapy with interferon α-2b three times weekly for 24 weeks and had a sustained viral response (SVR). A biopsy of her liver before the donation showed normal findings without any active hepatitis, and her serum was negative for HCV-RNA. Only 67 patients have undergone LT from a cadaveric donor in Japan. The family in this case decided to have living donor LT. A careful selection for the liver graft donation was made; however, since she was the only candidate, we approved her as a living donor. She was discharged nine days after the liver donation. Her liver
TY - JOUR. T1 - Early hepatic stellate cell activation predicts severe hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation. AU - Gawrieh, Samer. AU - Papouchado, Bettina G.. AU - Burgart, Lawrence J.. AU - Kobayashi, Shogo. AU - Charlton, Michael R.. AU - Gores, Gregory J.. PY - 2005/10/1. Y1 - 2005/10/1. N2 - Only a subset of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients develop progressive hepatic fibrosis after liver transplantation (LT). Hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation is a pivotal step in hepatic fibrosis and precedes clinically apparent fibrosis. We determined whether early HSC activation, measured in 4-month protocol post-LT biopsies, is predictive of subsequent development of more histologically severe recurrence of HCV. Early (4 month) post-LT HSC activation, as measured by α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) staining, was determined in liver biopsies from recipients with severe (fibrosis score ≥ 2, n = 13) and with mild (fibrosis score of 0, n = 13) recurrence of HCV at one-year ...
We prospectively evaluated 84 consecutive adult patients with chronic liver disease before and after liver transplantation to define the type and frequency of post-transplant neurologic complications, and to assess possible pretransplant and operative variables associated with in-hospital CNS complications. There were 25 patients (30%) who presented 23 neurologic complications of the central and six of the peripheral nervous system. Seventy-five percent of the complications occurred in the first month post-transplant. The most frequent CNS complications included anoxic (six patients) and septic (five) encephalopathy, as well as brain hemorrhage (five). Patients who presented CNS complications had a higher mortality rate than those who did not (55% versus 17%, p = 0.002). Multiple logistic regression analysis showed abnormal pretransplant neurologic examination suggestive of chronic hepatic encephalopathy (p = 0.007) and noncholestatic liver disease (p = 0.012) to be independently associated with ...
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Liver transplantation may be a valid option if no improvement occurs. If liver damage has progressed into fibrosis, ... Diet - liver is high in vitamin A. The liver of certain animals - including the polar bear, bearded seal, walrus, moose, - are ... Liver Transplantation. 12 (12): 1888-91. doi:10.1002/lt.21007. PMID 17133567. Gundermann KJ, Kuenker A, Kuntz E, Droździk M ( ... Cod liver oil is particularly high in vitamin A. Medications - at high doses of vitamin A - are often used on long-term basis ...
... two further participants required liver transplantation. This toxicity was unusual in that it was not predicted by animal ... In a 1993 clinical study at the NIH, unexpected toxicity led to the death of 5 out of 15 patients from liver failure associated ... Mechanisms of drug-induced liver injury: from bedside to bench. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Apr;8(4):202-11. Review. ...
Liver Transplantation. 10 (8): 1055-1059. doi:10.1002/lt.20154. PMID 15390333. Azeredo da Silveira S, Kikuchi S, Fossati-Jimack ... IgG subclasses to fix complement may explain why some anti-donor antibody responses do harm a graft after organ transplantation ...
... has been applied to renal transplantation, liver transplantation and lung transplantation. It is an ... "The case for normothermic machine perfusion in liver transplantation: Ceresa et al". Liver Transplantation. 24 (2): 269-275. ... Martin has shown that in dog kidney cortical cells some ATPase activity is still present at 10 °C but not at 0 °C. In liver and ... Machine perfusion (MP) is a technique used in organ transplantation as a means of preserving the organs which are to be ...
2004). "Protective anti-donor IgM production after crossmatch positive liver-kidney transplantation". Liver Transplantation. 10 ... The development of anti-donor IgM after organ transplantation is not associated with graft rejection but it may have a ...
It is anticipated that this technology will enable the production of livers in the future for transplantation and theoretically ... Bioartificial liver device, "Temporary Liver", Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD): The human hepatocyte cell line (C3A ... A fully capable ELAD would temporarily function as an individual's liver, thus avoiding transplantation and allowing ... July 2009). "Generation and transplantation of an autologous vascularized bioartificial human tissue". Transplantation. 88 (2 ...
Liver transplantation cannot cure brain damage which has already occurred, but it will prevent future hyperammonemic episodes ... "Current role of liver transplantation for the treatment of urea cycle disorders: A review of the worldwide English literature ... Liver Transplantation. 11 (11): 1332-1342. doi:10.1002/lt.20587. PMID 16237708. Maestri, N. E.; Clissold, D.; Brusilow, S. W. ( ... In cases where prenatal diagnosis was requested, a fetal liver biopsy used to be required to confirm if a fetus was affected. ...
Raia was the first doctor to achieve a successful living donor liver transplantation in July 1989. "Liver Transplantation". ... Silvano Raia is a Brazilian surgeon who specializes in liver diseases. He is a professor emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine of ... "Malignant Liver Tumors". Google Books. Retrieved 2020-05-08. ...
CRE infections can set in about 12 days after liver transplantation, and 18% of those patients died a year after ... Liver Transplantation. 18 (4): 468-474. doi:10.1002/lt.23374. PMID 22467548. S2CID 46280258. Warnes, Sarah L.; Highmore, C. J ... Patients had risk factors including diabetes, HIV infection, heart disease, liver disease, chronic kidney disease, one was a ... Infections with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae were associated with organ/stem cell transplantation, mechanical ...
... mediated rejection results in allograft loss after liver cell transplantation". Liver Transplantation. 14 (5): 688-694. doi: ... Her doctoral thesis was on the use of liver cell transplantation to treat Wilson's disease. From 1998, Allen was employed as a ... After completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne in the development of liver cell transplantation as an alternative to ... While initially successful she subsequently provided scientific evidence that liver cell transplantation was not yet ready for ...
"Reliability of a new ultrasonic cardiac output monitor in recipients of living donor liver transplantation". Liver ... "Cardiac output derived from arterial pressure waveform analysis in patients undergoing liver transplantation: validity of a ... In the case of heart failure, actual CO may be insufficient to support even simple activities of daily living; nor can it ... Transplantation. 23 (11): 3578-84. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfn275. PMID 18511608. van Loon M, van der Mark W, Beukers N, de Bruin C, ...
The disadvantage of liver transplantation is that approximately 10% of the subjects die from the procedure or complications ... which is a form of gene therapy wherein the liver expressing wild type and mutant TTR is replaced by a liver only expressing ... In the absence of a liver transplant, FAP is invariably fatal, usually within a decade. ... FAP can be ameliorated by liver transplantation. ...
... associated hepatic failure requiring liver transplantation". The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 94 (8): 2299. doi: ...
J.-L. Touraine; R.P. Gale; V. Kochupillai (6 December 2012). Fetal liver transplantation. Springer Science & Business Media. p ... J.-L. Touraine; R.P. Gale; V. Kochupillai (6 December 2012). Fetal liver transplantation. Springer Science & Business Media. pp ... 272-. ISBN 978-93-5152-415-1. N. K. Mehra (5 July 2011). "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation : Opportunities and ... published in Transplantation Proceedings in 2007. He has delivered a number of keynote addresses or invited lectures including ...
Liver Transplantation, 07. Minimal Access Surgery 08. Neurovascular intervention, 09. Paediatric Gastroenterology, 10. ...
July 2004). "Recovery from a variegate porphyria by a liver transplantation". Liver Transpl. 10 (7): 935-8. doi:10.1002/lt. ... Liver transplant has been used in the treatment of this condition. In South Africa, the prevalence of variegate porphyria is ... activity of protoporphyrinogen oxidase disrupts heme production and allows byproducts of the process to accumulate in the liver ...
"Liver transplantation with use of cyclosporin a and prednisone". The New England Journal of Medicine. 305 (5): 266-9. doi: ... Ciclosporin is approved by the FDA to treat and prevent graft-versus-host disease in bone marrow transplantation and to prevent ... Ciclosporin use after a kidney transplantation is associated with increased levels of uric acid in the blood and, in some cases ... liver problems, and an increased risk of lymphoma.[4] Blood levels of the medication should be checked to decrease the risk of ...
"Liver transplantation for tyrosinemia. A review of 10 cases from the University of Pittsburgh". Digestive Diseases and Sciences ... Symptoms of untreated tyrosinemia include liver and kidney disturbances. Without treatment, tyrosinemia leads to liver failure ... and live normal lives. All tyrosinemias result from dysfunction of various genes in the phenylalanine and tyrosine catabolic ... Liver transplant is indicated for patients with tyrosinemia type I who do not respond to nitisinone, as well as those with ...
Liver transplantation Nayak, NC; Jain, D; Saigal, S; Soin, AS (July 2011). "Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis: one disease with ... An analysis from morphological study of native explant livers with end stage chronic liver disease". Journal of Clinical ... Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF) is a chronic liver disease and type of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH). It is ...
Transplantation journal. "USC AGSA Dinner Dance and Live Auction Raises $25 000". Asbarez. "Globalization and the Armenian ... He co-authored a research article in the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation on "Cause of Atrioventricular Block in Patients ... "Cause of atrioventricular block in patients after heart transplantation". ... After Heart Transplantation.". Margarian continued his education at the USC Marshall School of Business and received his MBA in ...
Narita M, Muder RR, Cacciarelli TV, Singh N (August 2008). "Protothecosis after liver transplantation". Liver Transpl. 14 (8), ... "Nocardia infection in patients with liver transplants or chronic liver disease: radiologic findings". Radiology. 174 (3 Pt 1), ... Seitz HM (1995). "[Parasitic diseases of the liver]". Verh Dtsch Ges Pathol (German). Cilt 79, s. 241-8. PMID 8600687.. KB1 ... Cook GC (December 1997). "Liver involvement in systemic infection". Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 9 (12), s. 1239-47. PMID ...
Liver transplantation may be a valid option if no improvement occurs.[33] ... Diet - liver is high in vitamin A. The liver of certain animals - including the polar bear, bearded seal,[24][25] walrus,[26] ... "Walrus, liver, raw (Alaska Native)". Mealographer. Retrieved 2010-03-25.. *^ "Moose, liver, braised (Alaska Native)". ... Cod liver oil is particularly high in vitamin A.. *Medications - at high doses of vitamin A - are often used on long-term basis ...
Thapa ordained the Human Organ Transplantation Regulation, which paved the way for liver transplantation in Nepal. The new law ... "MoH to start liver transplantation". The Himalayan Times. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2019. "Govt launches strategic ... In December, keeping to his vows of starting liver transplantation in the country within six months of appointment as health ... Thapa believes that Nepali politicians should not have to depend on their work as policy makers to make a living. Aside from ...
Mohamed Rela, Liver transplantation surgeon who currently serves as its Chairman and Director. It is a 450-bedded facility with ... Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2020-01-07. admin. "DR. RELA INSTITUTE & MEDICAL CENTRE ... Liver Disease and Transplantation, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Critical Care and Anaesthesiology, ... "Pune: Chennai-based liver transplant institute ties up with Ruby Hall Clinic". The Indian Express. 2019-10-07. Retrieved 2020- ...
Görlinger K (August 2006). "[Coagulation management during liver transplantation]". Hamostaseologie (in German). 26 (3 Suppl 1 ... Acquired hyperfibrinolysis is found in liver disease, in patients with severe trauma, during major surgical procedures, and ...
Because TTR is mainly produced in the liver, TTR amyloidosis can be slowed in some hereditary cases by liver transplantation. ... Carvalho A, Rocha A, Lobato L (2015). "Liver transplantation in transthyretin amyloidosis: issues and challenges". Liver ... Suhr OB, Herlenius G, Friman S, Ericzon BG (2000). "Liver transplantation for hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis". Liver ... 2016). "Survival After Transplantation in Patients With Mutations Other Than Val30Met: Extracts From the FAP World Transplant ...
It causes diseases in humans only rarely, with single case reports of cholangitis following liver transplantation, bacteremia ... "Ochrobactrum intermedium infection after liver transplantation". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 37 (1): 241-244. doi:10.1128 ...
April 2000). "Liver transplantation in patients with homozygotic familial hypercholesterolemia previously treated by end-to- ... Bilheimer DW, Goldstein JL, Grundy SM, Starzl TE, Brown MS (December 1984). "Liver transplantation to provide low-density- ... Revell SP, Noble-Jamieson G, Johnston P, Rasmussen A, Jamieson N, Barnes ND (November 1995). "Liver transplantation for ... Very severe cases may be considered for a liver transplant; this provides a liver with normally functional LDL receptors, and ...
"Passenger Lymphocyte Syndrome and Liver Transplantation". Clinical and Developmental Immunology. 2008: 715769. doi:10.1155/2008 ... In tissue and organ transplantation, the passenger leukocyte theory is the proposition that leucocytes within a transplanted ... Hand transplantation. Springer. pp. 210-1. ISBN 978-88-470-0374-3. Snell, George D. (1957). "The homograft reaction". Annual ... "The dichotomous functions of passenger leukocytes in solid-organ transplantation". Advances in Nephrology from the Necker ...
Cytomegalovirus-Induced Expression of CD244 after Liver Transplantation Is Associated with CD8+ T Cell Hyporesponsiveness to ... American Journal of Transplantation. September 2015, 15 (9): 2431-42. PMID 25943855. doi:10.1111/ajt.13288.. ... Alpha-lactose reverses liver injury via blockade of Tim-3-mediated CD8 apoptosis in sepsis. Clinical Immunology. July 2018, 192 ... The role of peripheral T-cell deletion in transplantation tolerance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London ...
It is possible for candidiasis to spread to/from the mouth, from sites such as the pharynx, esophagus, lungs, liver, anogenital ... organ transplantation and use of indwelling catheters). Oral candidiasis has been recognized throughout recorded history. The ...
Severe liver injury can result from hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD). Elevated levels of bilirubin, hepatomegaly and fluid ... Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the transplantation of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells, usually derived ... Biology of blood and marrow transplantation. American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2 (1): 3-14. PMID 9078349. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.. *Bone marrow transplant - How it is performed ...
2006). "Improved liver function in patients with liver cirrhosis after autologous bone marrow cell infusion therapy". Stem ... Gahrton G, Björkstrand B (2000). "Progress in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma". J Intern Med 248 ... Wu DC, Boyd AS, Wood KJ (2007). "Embryonic stem cell transplantation: potential applicability in cell replacement therapy and ... "First liver grown from stem cells offers hope for transplant patients". Edinburgh: The Scotsman. Originaali arhiivikoopia ...
Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry taking place in living organisms, especially the structure and function of their ... Photobiology is the study of the interactions between non-ionizing radiation and living organisms. ... Radiobiology is the study of the interactions between ionizing radiation and living organisms. ...
Liver transplantation. *Portal hypertension *Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt [TIPS]. *Distal splenorenal shunt ... "Saturday Night Live at twenty" *^ "Alien anal probe saw Saints Row IV refused classification in Australia". IGN Entertainment ... including in episodes of Saturday Night Live,[30] Impractical Jokers, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park and the movie Fletch, ...
"Celiac disease autoantibodies in severe autoimmune liver disease and the effect of liver transplantation". Liver Int. 28 (4): ... This dynamic can change if the population expands rapidly from a few individuals that lived in isolation as long as other ...
Today, bone marrow transplantation still offers the only cure for sickle cell disease. Members of Kappa Alpha Psi reach out to ... Thomas was a comedian who was struggling to get a break in his career and living paycheck to paycheck. When his first child was ... Jude is the first known hospital in the world to cure sickle cell disease through bone marrow transplantation. ...
For many individuals, these may require a minimum duration of psychological evaluation and living as a member of the target ... Fageeh, W.; Raffa, H.; Jabbad, H.; Marzouki, A. (2002). "Transplantation of the human uterus". International Journal of ... The majority of the transsexual individuals have reported enjoying better sex lives and improved sexual satisfaction after sex ... See also: Transgender pregnancy, Uterus transplantation § Application on transgender women, and Male pregnancy § Humans ...
The recipient of a hand transplant needs to take immunosuppressive drugs similar to other transplants such as kidneys or livers ... 2008). "Hand Transplantation: The Innsbruck Experience". Transplantation of Composite Tissue Allografts. pp. 234-250. doi: ... Hand transplantation is a surgical procedure to transplant a hand from one human to another. The "donor" hand usually comes ... On October 26, 2016, the Director of hand transplantation at UCLA, Dr. Kodi Azari, and his team,[14] performed a hand ...
He has lived most of his life in Latin America and Europe and speaks Spanish and French in addition to his native English. He ... platelet activation in vascular disease and stem cell transplantation in cancer patients. As an endocrinologist he has an ... Analysis of blood lymphocyte subsets in children living on territory that received high amounts of fallout from Chernobyl ...
People who live in large cities have a higher rate of COPD compared to people who live in rural areas.[54] While urban air ... Stopping smoking, respiratory rehabilitation, lung transplantation[2]. Medication. Vaccinations, inhaled bronchodilators and ... For those with very severe disease, surgery is sometimes helpful and may include lung transplantation or lung volume-reduction ... Some people may benefit from long-term oxygen therapy or lung transplantation.[5] In those who have periods of acute worsening ...
"Improved liver function in patients with liver cirrhosis after autologous bone marrow cell infusion therapy". Stem Cells 24 (10 ... Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation In National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet web site. ... PMID 17076602. Bone marrow transplantation is, as of 2009, the only established use of stem cells. ... 2015. Bone marrow transplantation is, as of 2009, the only established use of stem cells. ...
As the liver and spleen grow larger with time, the belly may become distended, making hernias more noticeable. All major joints ... For a long time, the most efficient approach had been to use bone marrow graft, or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. ... Some people who have Hunter syndrome experience no mental handicaps and live into their 20s or 30s, with occasional reports of ... A study in the United Kingdom indicated an incidence among males of approximately 1 in 130,000 male live births. The syndrome ...
Iradj Gandjbakhch (b. 1941), cardiac surgeon, performed Europe's first heart transplantation on 27 April 1968 along with Dr. ... it provided wretched living conditions for its inmates.[3] The building was enlarged in 1684. ... Christian Cabrol (1925-2017), cardiac surgeon, performed Europe's first heart transplantation on 27 April 1968. ...
Jorge Guerra González (2010), Infection Risk and Limitation of Fundamental Rights by Animal-To-Human Transplantations. EU, ... Outbreaks of zoonoses have been traced to human interaction with and exposure to other animals at fairs, live animal markets[22 ... exposure to cat feces, organ transplantation, blood transfusion, contaminated soil, water, grass, unwashed vegetables, ... organ transplantation, or CD4+ T-lymphocyte deficiency.[21] ...
... requiring liver transplantation, and even leading to death."[72]. Most of the concerns were related to a small number of ... "liver injury by kava is basically a preventable disease".[78] In order to minimize or eliminate the risk of liver injury, only ... particularly liver injury, is not known... Between 50 and 100 cases of clinically apparent liver injury have been published or ... Effects on the liverEdit. According to a 2010 discussion paper prepared for the Codex Alimentarius Commission: "kava has had at ...
April 2000). "Liver transplantation in patients with homozygotic familial hypercholesterolemia previously treated by end-to- ... "Liver transplantation for homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia". Arch. Dis. Child. 73 (5): 456-8. doi:10.1136/adc.73.5.456 ... "Liver transplantation to provide low-density-lipoprotein receptors and lower plasma cholesterol in a child with homozygous ... in the liver. In response, the liver produces more LDL receptors, which remove circulating LDL from the blood. Statins ...
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május 1.). „Transplantation of Living Nuclei From Blastula Cells into Enucleated Frogs' Eggs". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 38 (5 ...
Olsen, Sonja K.; Brown, Robert S. (2008). "Live Donor Liver Transplantation: Current Status". Current Gastroenterology Reports ... It has contributed to the development of liver transplantation, being the first in the world to carry out an adult to adult ... and people living with disabilities, regardless of insurance coverage. By 2000, 82 percent of the population was eligible for ... is compulsory for the entire population living in the country. To that end, the Ministry of Health will approve, by supreme ...
... of people with ALS live between five and 10 years after symptoms begin.[3] Guitarist Jason Becker has lived since 1989 with the ... "Intraspinal stem cell transplantation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis". Annals of Neurology. 79 (3): 342-53. doi:10.1002/ana ... Two small studies have shown that people with isolated bulbar ALS may live longer than people with bulbar-onset ALS.[26] ... Although most people with juvenile ALS live longer than those with adult-onset ALS, some of them have specific mutations in FUS ...
Joseph's Lung Transplantation Program", Accessed October 13, 2010. *^ "St. Joseph's Expects Lung Transplant Program to Nearly ... They equipped each room with two beds for tuberculosis patients and created quarters for themselves in the living room. St. ... "Center for Thoracic Transplantation", Accessed September 24, 2010. *^ "Best Hospitals 2009 Specialty Search: Neurology and ... The program is offered through the Center of Thoracic Transplantation and has received accreditation from the Centers for ...
VUMC has also had more than 2000 liver transplants and 600 heart and lung transplants. Among Vanderbilt's other transplant ... Vanderbilt also offers an organ transplantation center. Vanderbilt's first kidney transplant was in 1962; since then there have ... lungs and liver in 2000.[16] The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of 42 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer ...
Surgical resection, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stenting procedures, liver transplantation[1]. Prognosis. Generally poor[5 ... Certain parasitic liver diseases may be risk factors as well. Colonization with the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini (found ... Adjuvant therapy followed by liver transplantation may have a role in treatment of certain unresectable cases.[70] ... Primary sclerosing cholangitis, ulcerative colitis, infection with certain liver flukes, some congenital liver malformations[1] ...
Liver transplantation. *Portal hypertension *Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt [TIPS]. *Distal splenorenal shunt ... The liver synthesises the bulk of lipoproteins. The liver is located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen and below the ... The liver has many functions some of which are important to digestion. The liver can detoxify various metabolites; synthesise ... The liver is the second largest organ (after the skin) and is an accessory digestive gland which plays a role in the body's ...
Definition Liver transplantation [2] is a surgery that removes a diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy donor liver. ... Purpose A liver transplant is needed when the livers function is reduced to the point that the life of the patient is ... Liver transplantation. Definition. Liver transplantation is a surgery that removes a diseased liver and replaces it with a ... Liver Transplantation. Definition. Liver transplantation is a surgery that removes a diseased liver and replace it with a ...
International liver transplantation society 2009 presidential address: the internationalization of liver transplantation. Liver ... Klinck J.R., Pretto E.A. (2018) History of Liver Transplantation. In: Wagener G. (eds) Liver Anesthesiology and Critical Care ... and transplantation of the kidney that preceded successful liver transplantation, and will describe the further evolution of ... Russell strong and the history of reduced-size liver transplantation. World J Surg. 2009;33(8):1575-80.CrossRefGoogle Scholar ...
Read about risks, outlook and the process for getting a liver transplant. ... You cannot live without a liver that works. If your liver fails, your doctor may put you on a waiting list for a liver ... During a liver transplantation, the surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy one. Most transplant ... Getting a New Liver: Facts about Liver Transplants (American Society of Transplantation) - PDF ...
Starzl performed the worlds first liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the United States in 1963. ... Liver Transplantation Percutaneous Ethanol Injection Donor Liver Transplantation Milan Criterion Deceased Donor Liver ... Living donor liver transplantation of the right lobe for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis in a European center. Liver ... Liver regeneration and function in donor and recipient after right lobe adult to adult living donor liver transplantation. ...
Heart-lung-liver transplantation.. Dennis CM1, McNeil KD, Dunning J, Stewart S, Friend PJ, Alexander G, Higenbottam TW, Calne ... Liver transplantation was necessary in the three patients with cystic fibrosis because of portal hypertension secondary to ... Heart-lung and concurrent liver transplantation is a feasible and successful procedure with a satisfactory long-term outcome in ... Three of the four patients were alive at 20, 50, and 100 months after transplantation (one patient with cystic fibrosis died on ...
During a liver transplantation the sick liver is removed and subsequently replaced with a healthy donor liver. The LUMC is one ... A liver transplantation team consists of gastroenterologists, transplantation surgeons, anaesthetists, nurse specialists and ... After the liver transplantation you stay at the LUMC for about three weeks. This may be a bit shorter or longer. After the ... When the team recommends a liver transplantation and you agree, you will be put on a Eurotransplant waiting list. The doctors ...
Liver transplantation and haemophilia A.. Lerut JP1, Laterre PF, Lavenne-Pardonge E, Donataccio M, Geubel A, Reynaert MS, Otte ... Liver transplantation has become the standard treatment for a variety of inherited metabolic disorders. We report on two ... The second patient was transplanted before the occurrence of major complications of either his liver or haemophilic disease. We ... patients who underwent successful transplantation for posthepatitis viral cirrhosis, which developed following blood factor ...
Liver replacement in patients is necessary when the following severe findings are noted: Deterioration of hepatic synthetic ... Adult living donor liver transplantation using a right hepatic lobe. Transplantation. 1998 Nov 27. 66(10):1313-6. [Medline]. ... What are the indications for liver transplantation?) and What are the indications for liver transplantation? What to Read Next ... Drugs & Diseases , Radiology , Imaging of Liver Transplantation Complications Q&A What are the indications for liver ...
One- and five-year patient survival for deceased donor liver transplants has reached 86 and 72 percent, respective ... Liver transplantation has evolved rapidly from an experimental procedure to standard therapy for patients with end-stage liver ... Liver Transpl 2003; 9:1211.. *Ahmad J, Bryce CL, Cacciarelli T, Roberts MS. Differences in access to liver transplantation: ... Orthotopic liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease. Hepatology 1990; 11:159.. *Pageaux GP, Michel J, Coste V, et al. ...
The Ertan Digestive Disease Center and Texas Liver Center integrate surgical expertise into the management of chronic liver ... Liver-Pancreas Transplantation & Advanced Liver-Pancreas Surgery Center. The Ertan Digestive Disease Center and Texas Liver ... Liver Transplantation. *Liver resection for benign and malignant tumors of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma, ... Pancreas transplantation. The development of new and improved surgical and medical treatments for liver and pancreas diseases ...
Direct all comments about Liver Transplantation to Karey Martinez at ... The Liver Transplantation Journal Club kicks off on August 15 with a moderated Twitter discussion on the pros and cons of ... The next Liver Transplantation Journal Club Twitter chat is Tuesday, December 11 at 7 pm EST. The topic of discussion: "Piggy‐ ... Liver Transplantation is the official journal of AASLD. This journal contains the latest research findings, as well as other ...
... which had developed three months after liver transplantation for alcoholic cirrhosis. Clinical examination showed painless ... Launois-Bensaude syndrome after liver transplantation. BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 21 March ...
... David Grant, David Evans, Margaret Hearn, John Duff, Cameron Ghent, and William ... David Grant, David Evans, Margaret Hearn, John Duff, Cameron Ghent, and William Wall, "Quality of Life after Liver ... Transplantation," Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 49-52, 1990. ...
It is concluded that liver transplantation restores physical, mental and social well being in most patients with endstage liver ... indicated they were currently able to live and function as they did before they became ill with liver disease. The respondents ... The authors mailed questionnaires to 32 consecutive adult liver recipients to assess their quality of life. Thirty-one patients ... The mean time since transplantation was 19 months (range three to 50). Eighty percent of the respondents functioned at normal ...
Transplantation CME Spotlights. cme/ce 1.75 CREDITS Optimizing HIV Treatment to Improve Outcomes for Aging Adults with ... Do Men Get Priority for Liver Transplant? New evidence for sex disparity prompts call for "concrete changes" in allocation ... Simultaneous heart-liver-kidney (HLK) transplants are feasible but require special consideration of donor and recipient ... Taking the Guesswork Out of Donor Liver Viability Warm perfusion and objective assessment could salvage 70% of rejected grafts ...
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  • Orthotopic liver transplantation for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma complicated by portal vein tumor thrombi. (
  • Boraschi P, Donati F, Rossi M, Ghinolfi D, Filipponi F, Falaschi F. Role of MDCT in the detection of early abdominal complications after orthotopic liver transplantation. (
  • The indications for orthotopic liver transplantation are conceptualized best as being segregated into three types of hepatic diseases. (
  • Patients who undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) have a high incidence of post-operative renal dysfunction. (
  • Assess the efficacy of NAC to preserve liver graft function and to improve patient/graft survival following orthotopic liver transplantation. (
  • Although CEACAM1 (CC1) glycoprotein resides at the interface of immune liver injury and metabolic homeostasis, its role in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) remains elusive. (
  • Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the only definitive treatment for end-stage liver disease, including alcoholic liver disease (ALD). (
  • To date, liver transplantation (also known as orthotopic 1 liver transplantation [OLT]) is the only definitive treatment for end-stage liver disease. (
  • The most common technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic position as the original liver. (
  • Adjuvant Treatment After Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Is It Really Necessary? (
  • This review summarizes the current data on efficacy and rationale of adjuvant treatment for hepatocellular cancer after orthotopic liver transplantation, as well as future prospects. (
  • Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) continues to give patients the best chance for cure, but recurrence of the disease remains a problem. (
  • Surgical resection and orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) offer the only potentially curative treatment options. (
  • In the absence of preventative therapy, reinfection of allografts with hepatitis B virus (HBV) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) resulted in dismal allograft and patient survival. (
  • Innovations in the management of HBV infection before and after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) have revolutionized outcomes for hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected recipients. (
  • Neuroradiologic aspects of pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation. (
  • To investigate the occurrence of neurologic symptomatology in pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation patients and to evaluate the utility of CT in uncovering the origin of their symptoms, we reviewed the medical records and head scans (when performed) of 71 patients. (
  • The procedure was widely accepted by the mid-1980s, and today more than 25,000 liver transplants are performed each year worldwide. (
  • Doctors do liver transplants when other treatment cannot keep a damaged liver working. (
  • Intraoperative Doppler sonogram in pediatric liver transplants: a pictorial review of intraoperative and early postoperative complications. (
  • Torres A, Koskinen SK, Gjertsen H, Fischler B. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for identifying circulatory complications after liver transplants in children. (
  • One- and five-year patient survival for deceased donor liver transplants has reached 86 and 72 percent, respectively, and for living donor liver transplants, 90 and 78 percent, respectively, due to advances in surgical techniques, immunosuppression, and organ preservation [ 1 ]. (
  • While the number of liver transplants performed in the United States has reached approximately 6000 per year, the demand for donor organs far exceeds the supply. (
  • Simultaneous heart-liver-kidney (HLK) transplants are feasible but require special consideration of donor and recipient selection and the equity of organ allocation, experts cautioned. (
  • Though living donation transplants still only make up less than 10% of all liver transplants performed, the procedure may offer more options to people with terminal liver disease. (
  • Questions about appropriate allocation of simultaneous liver and kidney transplants (SLK) are being asked because kidney dysfunction in the context of liver failure enhances access to deceased donor organs. (
  • There is also concern that liver transplants are placed prematurely in those with end-stage renal disease. (
  • Thus to assure allocation of transplants only to those truly in need, the transplant community met in March 2006 to review post-MELD (model for end-stage liver disease) data on the impact of renal function on liver waitlist and transplant outcomes and the results of SLK. (
  • The vast majority (95%) of liver transplants are from deceased donors. (
  • Despite increases in the number of liver transplants over the years, about 15% of patients awaiting a new liver will die before receiving one. (
  • It had been unclear whether using mildly or moderately fatty livers would be associated with worse outcomes, so Dr. Burra and colleagues analyzed the results of 116 consecutive liver transplants at a single center. (
  • In the second study, Dr. Maluf and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of 16,678 patients who received liver transplants over a six-and-a-half year period using the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Database. (
  • As the nation's first pediatric transplant program, the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has performed more pediatric transplants than any other pediatric center in the United States. (
  • As many as six liver transplant patients who had undergone cadaveric liver transplants as result of HCV infection were studied by the team of researchers. (
  • As home to the largest paediatric liver transplant program in Canada and one of the largest in North America, SickKids has performed more than 530 liver transplants over the past three decades with unsurpassed success and long-term survival in North America. (
  • Last year more than 60 per cent of the liver transplants performed at SickKids were from living donors. (
  • Cleveland Clinic's Living liver donor program is the only one in Ohio performing both adult and pediatric living-donor liver transplants. (
  • Living donor and split-liver transplants in hepatitis C recipients : does liver regeneration increase the risk for recurrence? (
  • PHILADELPHIA) - Patients waiting for liver transplants who develop hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS), a lung disorder associated with end-stage liver disease, are eligible to move up on the wait list. (
  • Didier Samuel et al) from the Hospital Paul Brosse in Villejuif, France reported on the results so far seen in 7 patients with HCV/HIV coinfection who received liver transplants. (
  • We analyzed 271 consecutive adult-to-adult right lobe LD liver transplants performed at our institution between 2002 and 2008 to study the relationship, between recipient MELD scores and the outcome of LD liver transplantation. (
  • The study showed that for every 1,000 lives lost to a drug overdose, between six and seven lives are saved through heart transplants. (
  • Currently there are approximately 17,000 patients on liver transplant waiting lists throughout the U.S. with approximately 5,000 liver transplants performed annually [ 1 , 2 ]. (
  • About 40% of liver transplants are performed in patients having HCV and this number is expected to significantly rise during the next decade, especially with burgeoning rates of hepatocellular carcinoma [ 2 , 3 ]. (
  • This information is adapted from the King's College Hospital section on liver transplants website ( ). (
  • The program is also one of few to perform liver transplants using organs from living donors. (
  • Till date AIMS has completed six successful liver transplants, one from cadaveric and others from living donors. (
  • Most liver transplants take between 6 and 10 hours and you will be kept up to date as to how the surgery is going periodically. (
  • Cirrhosis secondary to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, alone or in combination with alcohol, is the principal indication for liver transplantation among adults, and is responsible for about half the transplants performed in many centres. (
  • Genotyping of hepatocellular carcinoma in liver transplant recipients adds predictive power for determining recurrence-free survival. (
  • Abdelaziz O, Attia H. Doppler ultrasonography in living donor liver transplantation recipients: Intra- and post-operative vascular complications. (
  • Radiologic evaluation of portal steal phenomenon in recipients of liver transplantation. (
  • The topic of discussion: "Piggy‐back or cava replacement - which implantation technique protects liver recipients from acute kidney injury and complications? (
  • The Liver Transplantation Journal Club kicks off on August 15 with a moderated Twitter discussion on the pros and cons of steroid weaning in transplant recipients with autoimmune hepatitis. (
  • The authors mailed questionnaires to 32 consecutive adult liver recipients to assess their quality of life. (
  • Interestingly, a factor such as prior surgery has little if any impact on the overall prognosis for survival in children following liver transplantation but has a substantial effect in adult recipients. (
  • 20 reports of HBV infection among recipients of livers from were defined as unexpected, new,¶ reproducible laboratory donors who had no evidence of past or current HBV infection. (
  • Investigation included review of laboratory data and medical in liver recipients after transplantation that were reported to records. (
  • Recipients of a the Advisory Committee on Immunization liver from a donor with isolated total anti-HBc positive results can develop reactivation of hepatitis B after transplantation. (
  • Half of adult liver transplantation (LT) recipients develop metabolic syndrome, but the prevalence after childhood LT remains unknown. (
  • Background: Solid organ transplantation recipients have a high prevalence of osteoporosis and fragility fractures. (
  • Deteriorated bone architecture has been shown by high resolution computed tomography (HR-pQCT) in kidney and lung transplantation recipients. (
  • Aim: The aim of this project is to compare LeTx recipients' bone microarchitecture with healthy controls and to evaluate patients' changes within one year after transplantation. (
  • Hypotheses: Based on the HR-pQCT data of kidney and lung transplantation recipients and the trabecular bone score of LeTx recipients, the investigators hypothesize that LeTX recipients have deteriorated bone microarchitecture. (
  • The knowledge of the course of bone microarchitecture after liver transplantation may help to develop strategies preventing fragility fractures in LeTx recipients. (
  • Segmental transplantation allows two recipients to receive allografts from one cadaveric donor or allows for living-donor liver donation. (
  • The incidence of graft failure at 1 year is 9.8% for recipients of deceased donor livers. (
  • LITTLE FALLS, N.J., May 29 -- A donor's age and other identifiable characteristics appear to worsen outcomes for liver transplant recipients, particularly those who are hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive. (
  • In the first study, higher scores on an index predicting the risk of graft failure based on donor factors were associated with poorer outcomes in all liver transplant recipients, although the relationship was amplified in HCV-positive patients, according to Daniel Maluf, M.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and colleagues. (
  • The second study indicated that steatosis in the donor liver had no effect on the progression of liver disease or three-year survival among transplant recipients, regardless of HCV status, according to Patrizia Burra, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Padova in Italy, and colleagues. (
  • During 2014-2019, CDC received 20 reports of HBV infection among recipients of livers from donors who had no evidence of past or current HBV infection. (
  • In addition to testing for HBV DNA at 4-6 weeks after transplantation, clinicians caring for liver transplant recipients should consider testing for HBV DNA 1 year after transplantation or at any time if signs and symptoms of viral hepatitis develop, even if previous tests were negative ( 2 ). (
  • Confirmed cases were defined as unexpected, new, ¶ reproducible laboratory evidence of HBV infection (HBsAg or HBV DNA) occurring in liver recipients after transplantation that were reported to CDC during 2014-2019. (
  • All recipients who received organs from the same donor as the liver recipient were evaluated for donor-derived HBV infection using the same criteria. (
  • During 2014-2019, CDC investigated 30 suspected cases of unexpected, donor-derived HBV infection among liver recipients. (
  • For more information about immunosuppression withdrawal studies for liver transplant recipients, call 617-726-2631. (
  • Several liver transplant recipients from the Asian American community also will attend and will share their personal stories and transplant experience. (
  • In addition, the study showed that only 49 percent of HPS transplant recipients had clear evidence of clinical indications for transplantation aside from HPS, as compared with 89 percent of non-HPS transplant recipients. (
  • Aim 2: To investigate how over expression of IL-17A and HDAC9 genes relates to the regulatory T cell defect observed in liver transplant recipients with d-AIH. (
  • We would like to first of all confirm our preliminary data observations in a larger patient population and address any concerns about RNA integrity in formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue by using fresh liver biopsy tissue to assess the expression of genes involved in T-cell anergy and immune tolerance in LT recipients. (
  • Selected de novo liver transplant recipients were randomized (week 4) to everolimus with low-exposure tacrolimus discontinued by month 4 (n = 93) or to tacrolimus-based therapy (n = 95), both with basiliximab induction and enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium with or without steroids. (
  • In 2002, the New York State Committee on Quality Improvement in Living Liver Donation prohibited live liver donation for potential recipients with Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores greater than 25. (
  • LD liver transplantation can provide excellent graft function and survival rates in high MELD score recipients. (
  • A major challenge facing liver transplant recipients and their physicians is recurrence of hepatitis C virus infection following otherwise technically successful liver transplantation. (
  • Because of a critical shortage of donor livers, 10%-12% of potential recipients die before they are transplanted. (
  • In liver transplant (LT) recipients, persistence of hepatitis C (HCV) infection in viremic recipients almost always leads to graft reinfection. (
  • Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is most common but disseminated disease occurs in ~50% of liver transplant recipients affected. (
  • Akin to hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, it appears that the epidemiology of IA in liver transplant recipients is changing. (
  • Diagnostic tools and differential diagnoses may be different in liver transplant recipients compared with other immunocompromised patients. (
  • Knollmann, 2000) For instance, liver transplant recipients may have different results related to the use of the galactomannan assay compared to hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. (
  • There have been no large clinical trials specifically focused on liver transplant recipients, so clinicians are relegated to use the larger collection of data on all types of immunocompromised patients. (
  • On this basis, there is not enough evidence to recommend routine screening for all liver transplant recipients, apart from the recommendations accepted for general population. (
  • Transplantation of livers from donors with isolated anti-HBc-positivity (i.e. negative for HBsAg and anti-HBs) has resulted in additional challenges, since isolated anti-HBc-positive livers are capable of transferring HBV infection to 50-78% of HBV-naïve recipients in the absence of preventative therapy [ 20 , 21 ]. (
  • Cirrhosis, a disease that kills healthy liver cells, replacing them with scar tissue, is the most common reason for liver transplantation in adults. (
  • Cirrhosis- A disease in which healthy liver cells are killed and replaced with scar tissue. (
  • Cirrhosis is the most common reason for liver transplantation in adults and is often a result of alcoholism. (
  • Liver transplantation for the treatment of small hepatocellular carcinomas in patients with cirrhosis. (
  • Living donor liver transplantation of the right lobe for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis in a European center. (
  • We report three patients with cystic fibrosis and one patient with primary biliary cirrhosis and plexogenic pulmonary hypertension who have undergone heart-lung-liver transplantation as a combined procedure. (
  • Liver transplantation was necessary in the three patients with cystic fibrosis because of portal hypertension secondary to either hepatic fibrosis or established cirrhosis in addition to their advanced lung disease. (
  • We report on two patients who underwent successful transplantation for posthepatitis viral cirrhosis, which developed following blood factor replacement for haemophilia A. The second patient was transplanted before the occurrence of major complications of either his liver or haemophilic disease. (
  • Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Liver Transplant , Hepatitis B , Hepatitis C , and Cirrhosis . (
  • A 66 year old man presented with several subcutaneous fat deposits, which had developed three months after liver transplantation for alcoholic cirrhosis. (
  • Not unexpectedly, patients with a principally cholestatic chronic liver disease such as primary biliary cirrhosis or sclerosing cholangitis (in adult cases) and biliary atresia (in the pediatric experience) do better than similarly aged patients with hepatocellular diseases such as post-necrotic cirrhosis due to any of the usual causes including prior viral disease, cryptogenic, autoimmune, or neonatal hepatitis. (
  • Moreover, patients with advanced hepatocellular failure, with major synthetic deficits such as those with welladvanced alpha- 1-antitrypsin deficiency do less well than those with otherwise similarly severe advanced fibrotic liver disease complicated by portal hypertension such as the candidates with post-necrotic cirrhosis. (
  • The prevalence of decompensated cirrhosis is predicted to increase by 180% (to 376,100 cases), resulting in an estimated increase of 59% in liver transplant cases (reaching 7,610 by 2030). (
  • Dr. Gish answered answered a number of very important questions for those diagnosed with liver cancer, and also has some great advice for liver cancer surveillance, including best imaging tests for the diagnosis of cirrhosis or liver cancer and more. (
  • Their detection lies between 7% and 50% of patients with liver cirrhosis [2] - [3] . (
  • The aim of this study is to examine separately the visceral aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms treated in our unit over the past 10 years in two different groups of patients: patients with end-stage liver diseases - considered as representatives of patients with cirrhosis, even though at an advanced stage - and patients who underwent a LT. (
  • Thus, 90 to 100 percent of heavy drinkers have steatosis, 10 to 35 percent have alcohol-induced inflammation of the liver (i.e., alcoholic hepatitis), and 8 to 20 percent have alcoholic cirrhosis (McCullough 1999). (
  • However, improved response rates using the combination of pegylated interferon and ribavirin, greater experience in using hematopoietic growth factor and the need to proactively treat patients on the liver transplant waiting list have all stimulated interest in treating HCV patients with cirrhosis [ 1 , 4 , 5 ]. (
  • Several studies have shown that as many as 20% of HCV patients undergoing liver transplant may develop cirrhosis within 5 years, with almost 50% developing cirrhosis within a decade. (
  • Recent studies looking at large numbers of patients with adequate long-term follow-up have confirmed that patients with HCV undergoing liver transplantation have increased morbidity and mortality and have lower 5 and 10 year survival rates when compared to patients undergoing liver transplantation for other etiologies of cirrhosis [ 1 , 8 , 9 ]. (
  • Recurrence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the liver graft is a grave complication following liver transplantation for HBV cirrhosis. (
  • Typically, most of these children will have undergone a Kasai's procedure that has failed to establish bile flow, and transplantation is necessitated by the development of secondary biliary cirrhosis. (
  • 1 2 This may mean that a subset of the approximately 300 million people worldwide infected with HCV will progress to cirrhosis, liver failure, and would need a transplant in the future. (
  • 5 19 20 Short term follow up shows that post-transplantation HCV infection is a relatively benign condition, 6-8 15 16 but a longer follow up of five to seven years indicates that 8-30% of the patients develop cirrhosis. (
  • The Liver Meeting® is the annual must-attend event bringing together 9,500 attendees from around the world to exchange the latest research, discuss new developments in treatment outcomes, and network with other experts in the field. (
  • Explain to interested patients that these studies identified characteristics that modified outcomes following liver transplantation. (
  • We read with great interest the retrospective study by Di Maira et al 1 which failed to establish an association between early exposure to calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) and long-term outcomes among 432 patients who underwent liver transplantation (LT) in 2 centers. (
  • Our experience with ablative treatment and then observation suggests that the ultimate outcomes of transplantation are not dependent on the primary tumor but more on time spent waiting for transplantation," Dr. Roberts concluded. (
  • Some transplantation surgeons have suggested that flushing the storage solution through the hepatic artery or letting out blood (in addition to the storage fluid) may improve the outcomes after transplantation. (
  • Various techniques of flushing and reperfusion have been advocated to improve outcomes after liver transplantation. (
  • This year at The Liver Meeting, data presented on liver transplantation focused on comorbid complications, such as alcohol misuse and obesity, and their correlated outcomes. (
  • Studies assessing the outcomes of ALD patients after OLT found that the survival rates of the transplanted organ and the patient were comparable to those of patients with nonalcoholic liver disease and that relapse rates among the ALD patients were low. (
  • The Liver Transplantation Program at University Hospitals, part of UH Transplant Institute , is dedicated to offering the very best medical care to patients and providing excellent clinical outcomes. (
  • Thus, to improve outcomes of transplanted ECD livers, graft optimization or repair strategies are being evaluated. (
  • Dr William Bernal , co-lead author and Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine from the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital, said: 'Emergency liver transplantation may be life-saving for some people with severe acute liver failure from paracetamol poisoning, but the existing selection criteria are more than 25 years old and do not reflect the current outcomes of the illness. (
  • medical citation needed] Favorable outcomes require careful screening for eligible recipient, as well as a well-calibrated live or cadaveric donor match. (
  • Judging the appropriateness/effectiveness of liver transplant on case-by-case basis is critically important (see Contraindications), as outcomes are highly variable. (
  • Although liver transplantation is the most effective treatment for many forms of end-stage liver disease, the tremendous limitation in allograft availability and widely variable post-surgical outcomes make case selection critically important. (
  • The primary outcomes were all-cause mortality and reappearance of hepatitis B surface antigen in serum after liver transplantation. (
  • The liver is also an energy storage organ, converting food energy to a chemical called glycogen that can be rapidly converted to fuel. (
  • This chapter will outline the early, hard-won advances in vascular surgery, immunology, organ preservation, and transplantation of the kidney that preceded successful liver transplantation, and will describe the further evolution of liver transplantation in the. (
  • Hamilton D. A history of organ transplantation. (
  • Organ transplantation: an historical perspective. (
  • Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. (
  • The liver which is transplanted is a foreign organ comprising of foreign cells. (
  • Nearly 1 in 8 Americans on the liver transplant waiting list will die before receiving an organ. (
  • Because the liver can regenerate itself, surgeons need to transplant just a portion of the organ for treatment. (
  • If a match can't be found in the paired liver program, the donation will go to a recipient on the United Network for Organ Sharing/Organ Procurement Transplant Network deceased-donor waiting list at Mayo Clinic-Rochester. (
  • Because injection drug or HBV DNA) in an organ recipient without evidence for HBV infection (anti-HBc, HBsAg, or HBV DNA) preceding transplantation. (
  • The liver is the only visceral organ with a tremendous capacity to regenerate. (
  • A better approach might be to transplant these patients sooner by not requiring weight loss or working with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for a policy change to assign additional Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) points for severe obesity, as is done for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma," concluded the authors. (
  • The liver is the second most commonly transplanted major organ, after the kidney. (
  • Rising public awareness about organ transplantation should continue to reduce the organ shortage. (
  • [ 2 ] Aggressive usage of extended donors and reduced-size, split, and living-related liver transplantation continues to expand the organ donor pool, though these efforts still fail to meet the need for organs. (
  • To address the organ shortage, researchers have searched for ways to increase the supply of donor organs, including using less-than-perfect livers. (
  • Considering the organ shortage, she said, "we must vow to take advantage of every available opportunity to realize reasonable survival benefit through transplantation. (
  • Unexpected donor-derived hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection after organ transplantation is rare and is associated most commonly with donor injection drug use. (
  • All suspected unexpected cases of donor‐derived hepatitis B in the United States are reported to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network for review by the Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee. (
  • The candidate on the list can now receive a deceased-donor organ that would not have been available to them without the living-donor liver transplant occurring. (
  • Living donor organ transplantation is bridging the gap between the need for more lifesaving organs and the lack of organ availability. (
  • This organ supplies clotting factors, and liver disease produces tremendous pressure in the veins, creating a sea of wormlike vessels many times bigger than usual in which a tiny nick can trigger massive blood loss. (
  • Furthermore, multiple vessels deliver blood to the liver and drain other substances, so surgical manipulation of the organ is anatomically complicated. (
  • Cutting off the blood supply damages the liver, for instance, so Starzl devised preservation methods: He cooled the donor organ by infusing it with chilled solutions, a practice that is now universal. (
  • Despite this progress, skepticism flourished about the utility of any type of organ transplantation. (
  • How many of us know that the liver is a vital organ the size of an American Football? (
  • Liver is the largest organ inside the human body. (
  • problems of transplantation stages questions relating to non living donors- organ is taking from one no longer alive. (
  • Non living donor- someone has died, now we seek permission to use their organ in order to transplant. (
  • If I have a life may be in danger and I I can take an organ to save their lives or anything else that saves their law that involves a torah prohibition. (
  • Preemptive administration of pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral therapy resulted in rapid viral suppression of hepatitis C in patients without HCV who received a heart transplantation with an HCV-positive organ, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018. (
  • The goal here is to minimize (or avoid) ischemia and hypothermia and provide a means to assess organ viability before transplantation. (
  • 3 Future studies will determine if NMP might someday replace CS, but the real excitement lies with the use of NMP as a platform for reconditioning ECD livers to expand the donor organ pool. (
  • Use of NMP not only enables assessment of organ viability but also provides a novel platform upon which marginal donor organs could be therapeutically reconditioned for successful transplantation. (
  • MSCs are known to modulate immune responses, which has led to a large number of clinical trials using MSCs for cell therapy in many fields, including liver disease 4 and solid organ transplantation. (
  • Patients undergoing liver transplantation develop a systemic inflammatory response which eventually continues with development of a multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). (
  • Acute liver failure from paracetamol poisoning occurs rapidly and patients can progress to deep coma and severe multiple organ failure within hours. (
  • Gross noted that under the new partnership, UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare will collaborate on the pre-transplant referral and evaluation process to assess a patient's candidacy and continued eligibility for a donor organ on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) liver transplant wait list. (
  • From what I've learned, liver resection is the optimal treatment for mets in that organ. (
  • Living donor liver transplantation has become an alternative to reduce the lack of organ donation. (
  • One of the rarest type of organ transplantation performed, intestine transplantation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a therapeutic option due to improvements in immunosuppressive regimens, surgical technique, PN, and the clinical management of pre and post-transplant patients. (
  • Thomas Starzl (1926-2017) began clinical liver transplantation in Denver, CO USA in 1963, soon followed by Roy Calne (1930-) in Cambridge UK. (
  • Matevossian E, Kern H, Hüser N, Doll D, Snopok Y, Nährig J, Altomonte J, Sinicina I, Friess H, Thorban S. Surgeon Yurii Voronoy (1895-1961) - a pioneer in the history of clinical transplantation: in memoriam at the 75th anniversary of the first human kidney transplantation. (
  • The use of UW solution in clinical transplantation: a 4-year experience. (
  • Venous bypass in clinical liver transplantation. (
  • The development of new and improved surgical and medical treatments for liver and pancreas diseases is a major focus within the Surgery Center and clinical studies may be available for interested individuals. (
  • These three rather large generic indications for the performance of the procedure differ remarkably in terms of their short- and long-term prognosis following the procedure, the clinical presentation of the patient at the moment of transplantation, the urgency of its application, the specific diseases or conditions which are included in each, and finally the age of the candidate. (
  • This SIG organizes a symposium at The Liver Meeting® which addresses clinical care and research of interest to our members. (
  • This conference gathers translational researchers and clinical investigators in cholestatic and/or fatty liver diseases to review preclinical and clinical investigations, and strategize the rapid emergence of novel, efficient therapeutic options. (
  • New and emerging anti-fibrotic therapeutics entering or already in clinical trials in chronic liver diseases. (
  • Since the first application of liver transplantation in a clinical situation was reported more than twenty years ago, there has been a great deal of growth in this field and more is anticipated. (
  • The 2012 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors two scientists who developed liver transplantation, an intervention that has restored normal life to thousands of patients with end-stage liver disease. (
  • The Liver Transplant Program at the Mass General Transplant Center offers the latest FDA-approved anti-viral therapies and participates in clinical trials utilizing promising new agents. (
  • Donna Ferchill, RN, BSN, liver transplant clinical nurse, explains the possible risks involved from a living liver donor transplant. (
  • Donna Ferchill, RN, BSN, liver transplant clinical nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, explains the evaluation phases of becoming a living liver donor. (
  • Francis Yao, MD, professor of clinical medicine and surgery and associate medical director, UCSF Liver Transplantation Program. (
  • The authors discuss the clinical potentials of normothermic machine perfusion combined with stem-cell-derived extracellular vesicles for reconditioning injured donor liver before transplantation. (
  • During the past decade clinical islet transplantation has become a viable strategy for curing type 1 diabetes. (
  • The failure of medical management to prevent the progression of clinical symptoms and abnormal biochemistry prompted us to consider liver transplantation (LT). With the chances of receiving a deceased donor liver being poor, we performed a living-donor LT from the patient's heterozygous mother. (
  • The assessment* for suitability for transplantation involves a brief admission to hospital and includes imaging, blood tests, lung function tests, cardiac assessment and clinical review. (
  • Further studies are underway to confirm our results and may ultimately offer viable clinical options for liver cell transplantation in the future. (
  • The alliance is expected to strengthen clinical services for patients with end-stage liver disease while reducing costs. (
  • The arrangement also includes provisions for UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare to collaborate on clinical and academic research programs to further improve the quality and efficiency of liver transplant services. (
  • Artificial liver support like liver dialysis or bioartificial liver support concepts are currently under preclinical and clinical evaluation. (
  • This review could not derive clear evidence from randomised clinical trials for the treatment of patients with chronic HBV following liver transplantation for preventing recurrence of HBV infection. (
  • Randomised clinical trials addressing benefits and harms of lamivudine or adefovir dipivoxil alone or in combination with hepatitis B immunoglobulins (HBIg) for preventing recurrent HBV infection in patients who are liver transplanted due to HBV infection with or without hepatocellular carcinoma. (
  • Inseparable part of liver transplantation procedure, anesthesia, and perioperative care for the liver transplant recipient has made a remarkable progress during last decades, becoming a clinical specialty with well-defined goals, requirements, and approaches. (
  • There was also clinical and biochemical improvement in a large percentage of patients who received the transplantation. (
  • Lymphomas are relatively uncommon and potentially fatal complications that may occur any time after pediatric liver transplantation, presenting different clinical and imaging findings. (
  • Liver transplantation is a surgery that removes a diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy donor liver. (
  • Transplantation surgery. (
  • It is also to be noted that the liver has the capacity to regenerate itself shortly after the surgery. (
  • The risk associated with liver surgery can be divided into two parts. (
  • The first part comprises of the risk due to liver transplantation surgery itself while the other part includes the risk and side effects due to potent medications. (
  • These control liver biopsies were performed for different indications (sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity, n =2, and adjacent tumor surgery, n =6). (
  • The Liver Transplantation SIG provides a forum within AASLD for the exploration of topics of common interest to hepatologists, surgeons and other health care professionals with a primary interest in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. (
  • The Course Director(s) will select the topics and speakers, with oversight and review by the Surgery and Liver Transplantation Committee and ultimate approval by the Education Oversight Committee. (
  • Interact with similar committees in other related organizations to coordinate activities, on developing updates in hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery, through educational courses and reviews. (
  • 1 Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Transplantation Surgery, Pediatric Liver and Gut Research Group, Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Finland. (
  • A recent study by doctors at the University of Washington explained that patients who are significantly underweight or very severely obese prior to liver transplantation are at increased risk of death following transplantation surgery. (
  • The research team led by André A. S. Dick, M.D., Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Washington investigated the impact of pre-transplantation Body Mass Index (BMI) on post-liver transplantation patient survival. (
  • This type of transplant involves surgery to remove a portion of the liver from a living adult donor, which is then transplanted into the child who is in liver failure. (
  • Although Starzl had not intended the surgery as a step toward human liver transplantation, the work established that the technique was feasible, and he set his sights on bringing it to the clinic. (
  • Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed the Midwest's first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for liver transplantation in an adult recipient. (
  • Federico Aucejo, MD , and C.H. David Kwon, MD , liver transplant surgeons at Cleveland Clinic, discuss surgery options and what to expect as a living liver donor. (
  • Among categorical data, in addition to the epidemiological variables such as age and sex, we considered factors related to arterial and portal hypertension: we therefore evaluated the recipient gender, the presence in the medical history of previous surgery or a TACE (transarterial chemo-embolization), arterial hypertension, antihypertensive therapy, beta-blocker therapy, oesophageal varices, the type of liver disease, and the type of viral liver disease (hepatitis B and C). (
  • Abhinandana Anantharaju, M.D., is a fellow, and David H. Van Thiel, M.D., is a professor of medicine and surgery and director of Liver Transplantation and Hepatology. (
  • This enables successful liver transplantation in the narrow window of opportunity for those who will benefit from it, and avoids unnecessary surgery in those who will survive with medical therapy alone. (
  • 9] However, these patients are still at risk for recurrence for many reasons including intraoperative dissemination of tumor caused by extensive manipulation of the native liver, undetected micrometastases prior to surgery, and acceleration of tumor growth by immunosuppression. (
  • While earlier studies had repeatedly shown that the peak incidence of IA was while the patients were still in the intensive care unit after surgery (approximate mean of 17 days), more recent data suggest a swing towards a peak more than 100 days post-transplantation (Fortun, 2001). (
  • I am chemo regimen and also had SIRT procedure for my liver but they told me I am not a candidate for liver surgery. (
  • Have you talked to a surgeon that specializes in liver surgery at MDA about your case? (
  • They will not do transplant surgery in the US if it is not primary liver cancer. (
  • This book is written based on author's 30 years of experience in liver surgery, extensive research in medical literature on applied liver anatomy, and meticulous studies on liver specimens and liver casts. (
  • Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: expansion of the tumor size limits does not adversely impact survival. (
  • The results of liver transplantation are now well established in terms of graft and patient survival, but there is surprisingly little data on the quality of life attained. (
  • The survival rate of liver transplant varies from patient to patient and depends upon the other health conditions along with liver failure. (
  • It is also to be noted that patients getting the liver from a live donor have more chances of survival as compared to a patient who gets a liver from a deceased donor. (
  • Sandy Feng, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California San Francisco, wrote in an accompanying editorial that there is a severe shortage of organs and that transplantation remains the best hope of survival for many. (
  • The following data will be recorded and collected: liver function tests, renal function tests, liver graft survival rate, patient survival, serum level of glutathione (GSH-PX/GR), duration of hospital and ICU stay. (
  • The current U.S. transplant allocation system prioritizes patients based on medical urgency using the Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, which takes into account the expected three-month survival due to end-stage liver disease, but does not consider other, unrelated medical complications. (
  • or=25 had a similar 1-year (Low: 92% vs. Hi: 83%), 3-year (Low: 86% vs. Hi: 80%), and 5-year (Low: 78% vs. Hi: 80%) graft survival after LD liver transplantation (P = 0.51). (
  • Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) after liver (LT) or intestinal (IT) transplantation may decrease patient survival. (
  • The new model shows excellent performance in predicting survival and need for transplantation with over 90% precision. (
  • We need better tools to identify those patients who need transplantation early in their disease course and so we have developed and tested a practical high performance statistical model to predict who will benefit from transplantation - enabling us for the first time to make individual and updated survival predictions. (
  • Maysent said the patient survival rate in the UC San Diego Health liver transplant program consistently places it amongst the top programs of its kind in California. (
  • Recurrence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the liver graft is one of the grave complications of liver transplantation, and to prevent it, hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) seem associated with improved survival. (
  • In each individual trial no significant differences were detected with regard to patients' survival after transplantation, HBV recurrence, or the recurrence of liver disease. (
  • Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) seems effective in increasing survival after liver transplantation. (
  • Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has emerged over the last 2 decades as a viable alternative option, offering children definitive treatment, reducing their mortality while on the waiting list, and providing adequate long-term graft and patient survival. (
  • determining survival in patients awaiting liver transplantation. (
  • Seventy-eight adults submitted to living donor liver transplantation were divided into group I with 62 (79.5%) patients with graft survival longer than 3 months, and group II with 16 (20.5%) patients who died and/or showed graft failure within 3 months after liver transplantation. (
  • Living liver donors must be 25 to 59 years old. (
  • Donors in the Liver Paired Donation Program must be 21 to 59 years old. (
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report archived donor serum, plasma, or liver biopsy samples were of nonliver organs** from the 20 donors developed a new tested for HBV DNA. (
  • Lung/lobe of lung transplantation is not common from living donors bec the mobility and mortality to the donors is felt to be excessive. (
  • Transplanted kidneys can come from deceased or living donors. (
  • Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been used to alleviate the shortage of available liver donors. (
  • Hepatic artery- The blood vessel supplying arterial blood to the liver. (
  • Three of the four patients were alive at 20, 50, and 100 months after transplantation (one patient with cystic fibrosis died on day 16 of pneumonia) with well-preserved pulmonary function (forced expiratory volume in 1 second 110%, 49%, and 100% predicted, respectively), normal hepatic function and New York Heart Association class 1 performance status. (
  • Heart-lung and concurrent liver transplantation is a feasible and successful procedure with a satisfactory long-term outcome in selected patients with advanced pulmonary and hepatic disease. (
  • Liver cGVHD was proven histologically from a liver biopsy performed at the time of the first hepatic symptoms declaration or during their reappearance and prior to initiation or resumption of corticosteroid treatment. (
  • As much as 4% of the viral production is from non-hepatic sources, while the liver accounts for the balance 96%, which goes to prove that the primary viral replication takes place in the liver. (
  • The liver is the powerhouse of the body and is nourished by two sources of blood supply, oxygenated blood (via the hepatic artery) and partly oxygenated blood that transports the digested carbohydrates and proteins directly from the intestines to the liver). (
  • In the mouse, donor liver CC1 null mutation augmented IRI-OLT (CC1-KO→WT) by enhancing ROS expression and HMGB1 translocation during cold storage, data supported by in vitro studies where hepatic flush from CC1-deficient livers enhanced macrophage activation in bone marrow-derived macrophage cultures. (
  • Liver transplantation (LT) is considered the curative treatment option for selected patients who suffer from end-stage or acute liver disease or hepatic malignancy (primary). (
  • Traditionally, cirrhotic patients were not considered as candidates for interferon therapy as it was believed that in the setting of hepatic encephalopathy, ascites and protein malnutrition they would not tolerate therapy and also that their liver disease would potentially decompensate with treatment. (
  • Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with the healthy liver from another person (allograft). (
  • It would be very interesting to determine if the differentiation to hepatic precursors was a necessary step for this treatment,' said Dr. Stephen Strom, a professor of pathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and section editor for Cell Transplantation . (
  • Starzl performed the world's first liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the United States in 1963. (
  • Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: experience with liver resection and transplantation in 198 patients. (
  • The 11-year Pittsburgh experience with liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: 1981-1991. (
  • Role of Pittsburgh modified TNM criteria in prognosis prediction of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. (
  • Liver transplantation criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma should be expanded: a 22-year experience with 467 patients at UCLA. (
  • Sugawara Y, Tamura S, Makuuchi M. Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Tokyo University series. (
  • Expansion of selection criteria for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in living donor liver transplantation. (
  • Expanded indication criteria of living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma at one large-volume center. (
  • Mak K S, Tan K C. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: an Asian perspective. (
  • Busuttil R W. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: the Hangzhou experience. (
  • Preoperative human-telomerase reverse transcriptase mRNA in peripheral blood and tumor recurrence in living-related liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma. (
  • Management of hepatocellular carcinoma in the waiting list before liver transplantation. (
  • liver fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are mostly concerned by clinicians. (
  • Currently, the leading etiology for liver transplantation for both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and non-HCC in the United States is infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV). (
  • Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco propose that treatments used on liver cancers beyond the established Milan criteria for liver transplantation may be appropriate for all patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are listed for transplantation. (
  • According to the American Cancer Society, about 90% of adult primary liver cancers are hepatocellular carcinomas. (
  • Dr. Roberts argues that this approach, ablating the tumor and waiting, should be expanded to all patients listed for transplantation with hepatocellular carcinoma as the test of time can eliminate from transplantation patients whose disease is likely to recur after transplantation. (
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form of liver cancer, accounting for about 90% of primary malignant liver tumors in adults. (
  • A large global study is currently underway (the Sorafenib as Adjuvant Treatment in the Prevention of Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma [STORM] trial), looking into sorafenib therapy after potentially curative treatment with liver resection or radiofrequency ablation. (
  • primary liver tumours, e.g. hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). (
  • The conference will focus on genomics and the changing approach to diagnostics, management and research in adult and pediatric liver diseases. (
  • Mount Sinai's Pediatric Liver Transplantation Program at The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute is here to provide your child with multidisciplinary care in a comfortable environment designed for you and your child's transplant-related needs. (
  • As one of the largest and most successful pediatric liver transplant centers in the United States, we are proud to say we have always been on the forefront of transplantation services. (
  • We are known for having performed both New York's first pediatric living-related liver transplant and first pediatric liver/intestinal transplant. (
  • The International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) is a global non-profit specialist society dedicated to education, research and international collaboration in all aspects of liver transplantation. (
  • Belong to the organization that advances you, your career, and the field of hepatology by providing the ultimate in liver research, training, and care of patients with liver disease. (
  • Our mission: To advance and disseminate the science and practice of hepatology, and to promote liver health and quality patient care. (
  • Members - As an AASLD member subscriber to HEPATOLOGY and/or Liver Transplantation , a Wiley InterScience (WIS) account has been created for you to access the journal(s) online. (
  • 1 Department of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. (
  • Both are associated with the Liver Transplant Program in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois. (
  • The paper 'Development and validation of a dynamic outcome prediction model for paracetamol-induced acute liver failure: a cohort study' by William Bernal, Yanzhong Wang and colleagues is published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology . (
  • Doctors Anna S. Lok and K. Rajender Reddy will join Dr. Jia-Horng Kao and other faculty from Taiwan to host the first TASL-AASLD Joint Symposium as part of the TASL (Taiwan Association for the Study of the Liver) Annual Meeting, December 14-15, 2019 in Taipei. (
  • 2019. "Cardiovascular and Metabolic Consequences of Liver Transplantation: A Review. (
  • WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 70,000 lives were lost to drug overdoses in the United States in 2017. (
  • The LUMC is one of the three Dutch university medical centers where liver transplantations are performed. (
  • As a result of such widespread willingness to finance the procedure, liver transplantation programs have become increasingly more evident and are presently functioning at many medical centers throughout the country. (
  • They are proponents covering different aspects of liver transplantation and come from many centers across the world. (
  • Today, one in 10 Asian American has chronic hepatitis B and the risk of developing liver cancer is three to 13 times greater for Asians than Caucasians, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (
  • Despite the paucity of evidence to support this recommendation, many centers in North America remain reluctant to offer living donor (LD) to patients with moderate to high MELD scores. (
  • The therapy of HCV post-OLT has evolved to the point where most centers base treatment decisions on the tempo of HCV recurrence on serial liver biopsies although more and larger scale studies are needed in this population. (
  • In addition, the program is expanding its reach in Southern California in collaboration with Southern California Liver Centers. (
  • Liver transplantation is highly regulated, and only performed at designated transplant medical centers by highly trained transplant physicians and supporting medical team. (
  • The Ertan Digestive Disease Center and Texas Liver Center integrate surgical expertise into the management of chronic liver disease, chronic pancreatitis, portal hypertension and benign and malignant tumors of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree. (
  • The aims of this study are to assess the performance of the non-invasive Electrical Impedance Technology (EIT) in evaluating the liver fibrosis stage in patients with chronic liver disease. (
  • Chronic liver diseases with different etiologies represent a major public health issue worldwide. (
  • Liver fibrosis is the common feature of almost all chronic liver diseases and remains a key determinan. (
  • [ 2 ] Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become the most common etiology of chronic liver disease in developed countries and is on trajectory to become the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States. (
  • The Division of Transplantation at UCSF invites the media to learn more about liver transplantation for liver cancer and acute or chronic liver failure in the Asian American population. (
  • UCSF would like to remind the public it is important for Asian Americans to be aware of the risks of these diseases, and to learn more about transplantation as a treatment option for chronic viral hepatitis and liver cancer. (
  • We know that pain is a very common chronic symptom among individuals who are being evaluated for live transplantation, but we don't have very good data on what is the prevalence of use among patients who are listed for transplant and how that use changes after they undergo liver transplantation," Konerman told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease . (
  • Complications of chronic liver disease, eg. (
  • In many patients, long-term heavy drinking leads to chronic liver disease, liver failure, and even death. (
  • Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of chronic liver disease in the United States and worldwide. (
  • Chronic liver disease is a major cause of illness and death in the U.S. today. (
  • medical citation needed] Liver transplantation is a potential treatment for acute or chronic conditions which cause irreversible and severe ("end-stage") liver dysfunction. (
  • Chronic hepatitis B is a very common infectious disease leading to chronic liver disease, affecting around 350 million people all over the world. (
  • Accordingly, this study sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transplanting autologous bone marrow-derived CD34+ stem cells in 48 patients, 36 of whom had chronic, end-stage hepatitis C-induced liver disease, and 12 with end-stage autoimmune liver disease. (
  • Intestine transplantation (intestinal transplantation, or small bowel transplantation) is the surgical replacement of the small intestine for chronic and acute cases of intestinal failure. (
  • Liver transplantation has evolved rapidly from an experimental procedure to standard therapy for patients with end-stage liver disease. (
  • As might be expected, at a point in time of proliferating programs and evolving indications for the procedure, considerable controversy presently exists as to who might be a candidate for liver transplantation, what specifically the preoperative evaluation should consist of and when the procedure should be offered and performed on a given candidate. (
  • Liver transplant is a surgical procedure of replacing a damaged lived with a healthy liver. (
  • The advanced procedure is available at only a few hospitals worldwide, and Cleveland Clinic is the second U.S. academic medical center to offer this approach for living donor liver transplantation. (
  • The median time between the first ablative procedure and transplantation was 8.2 months with a range of 3-25 months. (
  • Once on the waiting list all patients attend a specialist consent clinic where a consultant surgeon explains the different processes and techniques of transplantation and acquires consent for the procedure. (
  • Currently isolated liver cells are used for liver cell transplantation, but these cells suffer during cell isolation and cryopreservation, which is one reason there is limited success with this type of transplant procedure. (
  • Intestinal transplantation was no longer an experimental procedure, but rather a life-saving therapy. (
  • The relative shortage of donor organs provides the basis for many of the ethical issues associated with liver transplantation. (
  • The liver is one of the most vital organs of the human body. (
  • This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. (
  • People can live many years with transplant organs. (
  • Thus, when deceased donor organs are scare, a high MELD score alone should not be an absolute contraindication to living liver donation. (
  • Two rapidly growing areas in transplantation research are the use of normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) of donor organs and the therapeutic use of stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) to improve graft viability. (
  • Mehra added that the number underestimates the impact because many other organs can be used to save lives and drastically improve people's quality of life. (
  • liver tissue could be used in place of donor organs during liver transplantation or during the bridge period until a suitable donor is available for patients with acute liver failure. (
  • Liver transplantation is a treatment option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure, although availability of donor organs is a major limitation. (
  • organs for liver transplantation. (
  • Patients with advanced heart and lung disease, who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive, and who abuse drugs and alcohol are poor candidates for liver transplantation. (
  • The most frequent reason for transplantation in children is biliary atresia-a disease in which the ducts that carry bile out of the liver, are missing or damaged. (
  • These two surgical pioneers built multidisciplinary teams and collaborated closely over the following two decades, overcoming enormous technical, biological and societal obstacles to establish transplantation as the only curative treatment for most forms of end-stage liver disease. (
  • This is scarring of the liver, caused by injury or long-term disease. (
  • These include studies performed in conjunction with the Ertan Digestive Disease Center and the Texas Liver Center. (
  • Learn about the AASLD Foundation's initiatives, how to get involved in our work, and why we need your help in the fight against liver disease. (
  • AASLD is the leading organization of scientists and health care professionals committed to preventing and curing liver disease. (
  • Sixty-five per cent (20 patients) indicated they were currently able to live and function as they did before they became ill with liver disease. (
  • It is concluded that liver transplantation restores physical, mental and social well being in most patients with endstage liver disease. (
  • However, there was no association between donor liver steatosis and the progression of liver disease. (
  • By identifying a living donor, patients with end-stage liver disease can receive a life-saving transplant much sooner than if they waited for a deceased-donor liver to become available. (
  • For patients with end-stage liver disease who are considering living-donor liver transplant as an option, the Living Donor Transplant team will help you through the entire process, including finding a donor. (
  • Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Alcoholic Liver Disease. (
  • Hepatitis C is a contagious viral disease affecting the liver that is caused by the hepatitis C virus. (
  • a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts. (
  • Patients with liver disease, therefore, bleed extremely easily and often uncontrollably. (
  • Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has compiled the following reports which include presentations on a predictive score for alcohol relapse posttransplant, mortality rates related to obesity and high steatosis in patients who received liver grafts, steady prescription opioid use both before and after transplant, as well as data on negative-to-positive hepatitis C heart transplant. (
  • And a second patient died at month 4 after developing severe liver disease. (
  • For all patients with alcohol or substance related liver disease a clear history of timing of presentation, first advice regarding the misuse and abstinence history is essential, including information as to how and when they have engaged with alcohol or substance misuse services. (
  • Visceral aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms after liver transplantation (LT) represent a rare disease but the overall number of studied liver transplanted patients so far is very small. (
  • Similarly, ALD patients and patients with other types of liver disease had comparable rates of compliance with complex medication regimens after OLT. (
  • About 15 percent of U.S. alcoholics eventually will develop alcoholic liver disease (ALD), a broad spectrum of liver injuries-ranging from asymptomatic fatty liver (i.e., steatosis) or abnormalities of liver enzymes to end-stage liver disease-that result from alcohol ingestion. (
  • Among heavy drinkers, liver disease is highly prevalent. (
  • In Western countries, alcohol is the major causative factor in about 50 percent of deaths from end-stage liver disease (McCullough 1999). (
  • Our leading-edge liver transplant experts are passionate in offering all possible treatment options and improving the quality of life for patients with end-stage liver disease. (
  • Initially, patients may have no signs or symptoms of liver disease. (
  • Our Liver Transplant Program brings together a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled medical experts who are experienced in treating patients with end-stage liver disease. (
  • However recurrent hepatitis C virus infection will remain the most frequent form of recurrent disease in liver transplant programs for the foreseeable future. (
  • We now look forward to collaborating with Sharp HealthCare to increase the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the program and, most importantly, provide more end-stage liver disease patients in San Diego with the continuity of care they need. (
  • The first step in evaluation is to determine whether the patient has irreversible liver-based disease which will be cured by getting a new liver. (
  • 7] The current system allows extra MELD (Model for End-stage Liver Disease) score points in patients with HCC who are within Milan criteria. (
  • Typical hemodynamic pattern of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) patients includes high cardiac output (CO)/cardiac index (CI)-hyperdynamic circulation pattern, with normal-to-low mean blood pressure, variable central venous pressure (CVP), along with general arterial and venous vasodilatation due to substantially decreased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). (
  • Liver transplantation (LT) is the definitive treatment for children with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). (
  • The investigator will pilot-test a two-arm, randomized trial of a prehabilitation intervention in 38 pre-liver transplant patients with End Stage Liver Disease (ESLD). (
  • patients with end-stage liver disease not undergoing liver transplantation. (
  • decompensation of the liver disease. (
  • Thus, HBV-related liver disease was initially regarded as a contraindication to OLT [ 4 ] and was excluded as an indication by Medicare in the U.S.A. [ 5 ]. (
  • The variables analyzed were gender, age, etiology of liver disease, Child-Pugh classification, model of end-stage liver disease (MELD score), pretransplantation serum sodium level, and graft weight-to-recipient body weight (GRBW) ratio. (
  • Transplanting their own (autologous) bone marrow-derived stem cells into 48 patients with end-stage liver disease resulted in therapeutic benefit to a high number of the patients, report researchers publishing in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (19:11). (
  • While intestinal failure can oftentimes be treated with alternative therapies such as parenteral nutrition (PN), complications such as PN-associated liver disease and short bowel syndrome may make transplantation the only viable option. (
  • Over long periods of time, PN can lead to numerous health conditions, including severe dehydration, catheter-related infections, and liver disease. (
  • Popular Abstract in Swedish När födan efter en måltid kommer ned i tunntarmen, utsöndras ett protein som heter cholecystokinin, förkortat CCK, ifrån tarmslemhinnan till blodet. (
  • Hypertension develops in most patients after transplantation when immunosuppression is based on cyclosporine and prednisone. (
  • Contrary to popular belief, we are now in an era of immunosuppression minimization, or in other words - less is more," says Dr. Vicky Ng , Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program at SickKids. (
  • Today, not only are our patients taking smaller doses, but it is not farfetched to imagine a day when some liver transplant patients will not require lifelong immunosuppression. (
  • In conclusion, early introduction of everolimus at an adequate exposure level with gradual calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) withdrawal after liver transplantation, supported by induction therapy and mycophenolic acid, is associated with a significant renal benefit versus CNI-based immunosuppression but more frequent BPAR. (
  • Assessment to determine the frequency of liver allograft loss. (
  • The purpose of this study is to provide insights into the cause, development and effects of de novo autoimmune hepatitis so that prevention and treatment strategies can be developed in order to reduce post-liver transplant morbidity, the frequency of liver allograft loss and the need for re-transplantation. (
  • Notably, reduced donor liver CEACAM1 expression was identified as one of the independent predictors for early allograft dysfunction (EAD) in human OLT patients. (
  • To improve and promote hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgical research and education. (
  • Liver transplantation is a surgical option for the treatment of liver failure where the diseased liver is replaced with a healthy one. (
  • Some of the major advances in liver transplantation have been thanks to the progress in surgical techniques, making living donation possible. (
  • The investigators will conduct a randomized controlled trial to explore whether liver transplantation in selected patients with liver metastases from CRC can obtain significant life extension and better health related quality of life compared to patients receiving surgical resection. (
  • A new study reports on the success of growing human liver cells on resorbable scaffolds made from material similar to surgical sutures. (
  • However since surgical resection usually leaves a diseased liver in place, patients treated with these methods have recurrence rates of 50% at 3 years and 70% at 5 years, and this complication still represents the main cause of death. (
  • The new Wiley Online Library will be migrated over the weekend of February 24 and 25 and will be live on February 26, 2018. (
  • In this exclusive video perspective from The Liver Meeting 2018, Monica Konerman, MD, director of the Michigan Medicine NAFLD Clinic, discusses the varying prevalence of opioid use among liver transplant candidates before and after transplantation. (
  • Current methods for predicting harmful alcohol relapse after liver transplantation accurately predict who will not relapse but have low positive predictive values, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018. (
  • A novel prognostic score using four objective pretransplant variables identified patients with alcoholic hepatitis who were candidates for early liver transplantation with a low risk for sustained alcohol use posttransplant, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018. (
  • Liver grafts with high macrosteatosis correlated with a higher posttransplant mortality in patients with obesity compared with patients with normal BMI, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018. (
  • In liver diseases, the capacity of the liver cell gets reduced. (
  • The aim of this Register Trial is to systematically study the epidemiology, risk factors, liver function as well prognosis of patients with vascular liver diseases. (
  • Liver diseases are worldwide problems. (
  • MSCs have been studied for the treatment of liver diseases as well as non-liver diseases. (
  • Human antigen R: A potential therapeutic target for liver diseases. (
  • Liver diseases pose a serious problem for national health care system all over the world. (
  • Liver regeneration has profound impacts on the occurrence and development of various liver diseases, and it re. (
  • These findings, from the largest known observation of liver transplantation at the extremes of BMI, are published in the August issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. (
  • Virus levels are found to return even after a healthy liver transplant, which can even go beyond pre-transplant levels, according to a new research results published in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases' (AASLD) Liver Transplantation journal. (
  • Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. (
  • In the late 1950s, serious liver diseases were fatal, and treatment prospects looked bleak. (
  • Thus, those with diseases which are primarily based outside the liver or have spread beyond the liver are generally considered poor candidates. (
  • The group of metabolic diseases accounts for the second most common indication for LT. The metabolic diseases are divided into those associated with structural damage to the liver (Wilson's, alpha-1 antitrypsin) and those in which the liver is structurally normal and LT is required to replace a life-threatening enzyme deficiency (Crigler-Najjar syndrome, ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency, or hyperoxaluria type 1). (
  • You should talk to you oncologist about chemo, if you are a candidate for liver resection, and other methods of killing the metaststic tumors. (
  • A resection is when they cut the parts of your liver with tumors in it away. (
  • My husband has had two liver resection and one ablation of the tumor. (
  • I met with a surgeon at MSK and at the first appointment was told he would be doing a liver resection and that all of my tumors would be removed. (
  • For patients with acute liver failure, it is crucial to accurately predict who will need an emergency liver transplant, but the most widely used prediction tool internationally - the King's College Criteria - is outdated. (
  • Acute liver failure is a rare, but very serious, illness that is most commonly caused by paracetamol toxicity. (
  • The key to managing acute liver failure is early and accurate evaluation of the patient's expected prognosis. (
  • The updated criteria for paracetamol-related acute liver failure include, for the first time, an online model that gives an individualised and updatable prognosis, which can change as the patient's condition changes. (
  • The new model was externally validated against data from 412 patients with paracetamol-induced acute liver failure managed at intensive care units in the UK (London, Birmingham, and Edinburgh) and Denmark (Copenhagen), and showed excellent accuracy. (
  • This better reflects the real world of acute emergency care for paracetamol-induced acute liver failure. (
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at Kochi has successfully completed liver transplantation surgeries to the patients with acute liver failure. (
  • Generally the tempo of hepatitis C recurrence is gauged by serial liver biopsies with the decision to intervene with antiviral therapy based on local philosophy and expertise. (
  • This suggests a possible role in recurrence secondary to manipulation of the native liver, although this needs to be studied in more depth. (
  • Prevention of HBV recurrence following liver transplantation is currently non-evidence based. (
  • Katz LH, Tur-Kaspa R, Guy DG, Paul M. Lamivudine or adefovir dipivoxil alone or combined with immunoglobulin for preventing hepatitis B recurrence after liver transplantation. (
  • Pre-OLT inhibition of HBV replication using lamivudine (LAM) rendered patients with active replication eligible for transplantation, prevented recurrence post-OLT (unless LAM-resistant escape mutations developed) and improved the outcome of patients who became reinfected [ 13 - 17 ]. (
  • Readmission to the hospital after discharge is not uncommon, especially within the first year after transplantation. (
  • In applying their tissue engineering approach, the German researchers were able to successfully create new liver tissue providing a potential solution to the obstacles challenging liver cell transplantation. (
  • The finding of improvement in ascites in a significant number of patients is impressive and somewhat surprising, suggesting that cell transplantation might be clinically significant beyond the improvement in laboratory parameters. (
  • The use of peripheral infusion would dramatically reduce both costs and risks for this cell transplantation, thus making the treatment an even more viable option in Egypt and throughout the world,' concluded Dr. Zern. (
  • A liver transplantation team consists of gastroenterologists, transplantation surgeons, anaesthetists, nurse specialists and physician assistants. (
  • The first liver transplant at SickKids was from a deceased donor, and just 10 years later, in 1996, surgeons at SickKids and Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network collaborated on their first living donor liver transplant. (
  • Nevertheless, a handful of scientists pursued the venture in animals, and between 1959 and 1962, surgeons performed seven initially successful human kidney transplantations. (
  • The interdisciplinary approach and the authority of the contributors resulted in a valuable reference to anyone interested in developing a global view in liver transplantation including medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and practicing physicians and surgeons as well as researchers in the field of liver transplantation. (
  • Our team of board-certified physicians, surgeons, nurses and support staff assists patients, as they become active participants in their care and learn all they can about each phase of the liver transplantation process. (
  • Intestine transplantation dates back to 1959, when a team of surgeons at the University of Minnesota led by Richard C. Lillehei reported successful transplantation of the small intestine in dogs. (
  • However, it is difficult to interpret longitudinal studies over many years as the practice of post-transplantation management, specifically the immunosuppressive regimens employed, has changed. (
  • Multicenter studies in selected groups of patients at high risk for malignancy may be the only way of defining the potential benefit of screening programs post-transplantation. (
  • The team also reported that prior to transplantation, the cells were already beginning to develop a hepatocyte phenotype while in culture, suggesting that the cells may have acted as hepatocyte-like cells following engraftment. (
  • After your child's liver transplant, the transplant team at Cincinnati Children's will prescribe a number of special medications. (
  • For those thinking about donating a portion of their liver, UPMC's living-donor liver transplant team works together to make the process run smoothly. (
  • Our liver transplant team will serve as your support system each step of the way. (
  • To schedule an evaluation for liver donation, please complete the above "Register to Become a Living Donor" form, and a member of the transplant team will reach out to you in the near future. (
  • Talk with a member of the Virtua liver transplant team. (
  • Our expert multidisciplinary liver transplant team is known for its ability to handle the most complicated, high-risk cases," said Patty Maysent, interim CEO, UC San Diego Health. (
  • The liver transplant team at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has successfully and significantly reduced the hospital length of stay for patients without any increases to readmission rates. (
  • Previous to August 2017, the liver transplant team had a median length of stay of 18 days for liver transplant patients. (
  • Despite achieving a similar median length of stay, the liver transplant team believed there were opportunities to reduce length of stay. (
  • The transplant team maintains close communication with the patient's primary physician before, during and after the liver transplant. (
  • Types of Liver Transplantation in India. (
  • The knowledge ranges from external to internal anatomy to its application, in liver operations to the different types of liver transplantation. (
  • This book covers a wide spectrum of topics including history of liver transplantation, ischemia-reperfusion injury, immunology of liver transplantation, viral hepatitis and liver transplantation, other indications for liver transplantation, prognostic factors and perioperative period. (
  • Some facts about HCV infection and liver transplantation have been substantiated since the end of 1998. (
  • Diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in monitoring vascular complications in patients after liver transplantation - diagnostic performance compared with histopathological results. (
  • There has been little published experience with liver transplantation, and one study revealed a lower sensitivity of 55.6% (Fortun, 2001). (
  • Fluconazole prophylaxis is ineffective in reducing Aspergillus infections after liver transplantation. (
  • Chen S, Wang X, Zhang B, Liu B, Pan H. Meta-analysis of the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the detection of vascular complications after liver transplantation. (
  • De novo malignancies are frequent complications after liver transplantation. (
  • What are the indications for liver transplantation? (
  • Patients with fulminant liver failure or other indications for LT, were excluded. (
  • The immune system of recipient initiates an immune reaction against the transplanted liver. (
  • In the Living Liver Donation Program, the donor specifies a recipient. (
  • These pairs can enter the In the Liver Paired Donation Program, which matches the donor with a different recipient in the program. (
  • In the Living Liver Non-Directed Donation Program, the donor doesn't specify a recipient. (
  • infections were detected a median of 38 from the same donor as the liver recipient were evaluated for (range = 5-116) weeks after transplantation. (
  • They did find, however, that recipient age older than 50, diabetes, and impaired liver function shortly after transplantation were independent predictors of mortality. (
  • This saves the life of not only the recipient of the living-donor liver transplant, but a second candidate waiting on the liver transplant waiting list. (
  • however, in Switzerland, the first documented case of liver transplantation between a donor and recipient with HIV infection has been reported. (
  • Before the blood flow is restored, the storage solution within the donor liver is flushed out so that large amounts of used storage fluid does not enter the recipient blood circulation, which can cause problems with the functioning of the heart. (
  • The obesity epidemic in the U.S. has changed both liver recipient and liver donor characteristics," Patrick G. Northup, MD, from the University of Virginia, said in his presentation. (
  • Livers from groups of WT and CC1-KO C57BL/6 donor mice, stored in UW solution (4°C/18 hours), were transplanted to WT C57BL/6 recipient mice. (
  • In order to make such tests of nuclear differentiation it is first necessary to develop a method of transplantation that leaves both the transplanted nucleus and the recipient egg cytoplasm in undamaged condition. (
  • The transplantation of nuclei is carried out in the following steps: First the recipient egg is pricked with a clean glass needle. (
  • Accurate estimation of the standard liver volume (SLV) of the living donor and recipient is crucial. (
  • Despite incessant and plentiful research, investigating literally every imaginable aspect and angle of the anesthesia and perioperative care for liver transplant recipient, and myriad of publications coming out every year, no consensus has been reached so far as for the best choice of anesthesia induction and maintenance, intraoperative hemodynamics management, fluid and blood products transfusion, patient's monitoring, and more. (
  • Both children and adults can suffer from liver failure and require a transplant. (
  • In 2009, an estimated 22,620 adults in the U.S. were diagnosed with primary liver cancer with 18,160 deaths expected to occur this year from HCC. (
  • This unique characteristic has made the living donor liver transplant as an alternative to deceased donor liver transplantation. (
  • What Is Living-Donor Liver Transplant? (
  • During a living-donor liver transplant, a living person has a piece of their healthy liver removed and transplanted into another person to replace an unhealthy liver. (
  • How Can I Learn More About Receiving a Living-Donor Liver Transplant? (
  • This incidence may be changing due to these and other technical changes in transplantation practices (Singh, 2002). (
  • Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been used to alleviate t. (