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Hypoalbuminemia Liver Transplantation

Lila Simakachorn, Pornthep Tanpowpong, Chatmanee Lertudomphonwanit, Usanarat Anurathapan, Samart Pakakasama, Suradej Hongeng, Suporn Treepongkaruna, Pornpimon Phuapradit
PTLD is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition, which shows a higher prevalence in children than in adults. From 129 children who underwent LT, we reported 5 cases with biopsy-proven PTLD at a single teaching hospital. Four patients had shared clinical presentations including fever, lymphadenopathy, and splenomegaly. They were noted to be given a prolonged course of IS due to the management of comorbid complications such as acute cellular rejection or severe food allergy or eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease...
January 20, 2019: Pediatric Transplantation
Ting-Ying Lee, Hsiu-Lung Fan, Chia-Wen Wang, Chung-Bao Hsieh, Teng-Wei Chen
BACKGROUND Patients with massive ascites (MA) after liver transplantation (LT, defined here as daily ascitic drainage more than 1000 ml per day for more than 7 days after liver transplantation) are at increased risks of infection, hypoalbuminemia, graft loss, and even mortality. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the effects of somatostatin on patients with MA after LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients with liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent LT complicated by MA postoperatively were included...
January 1, 2019: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
Cheol Min Jang, Young Kul Jung
Hyponatremia is a commonly observed complication that is related to hypoalbuminemia and portal hypertension in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis. Hyponatremia in patients with liver cirrhosis is mostly dilutional hyponatremia and is defined when the serum sodium concentration is below 130 meq/L. The risk of complications increases significantly in cirrhotic patients with hyponatremia, which includes spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatorenal syndrome, and hepatic encephalopathy. In addition, hyponatremia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with cirrhosis, and is an important prognostic factor before and after liver transplantation...
August 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Andre C Critsinelis, Chitaru Kurihara, Masashi Kawabori, Tadahisa Sugiura, Vei-Vei Lee, Andrew B Civitello, Jeffrey A Morgan
BACKGROUND: We performed a single-center retrospective analysis to determine whether preoperative serum albumin levels were associated with postoperative adverse events and short- and long-term survival in patients who underwent continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation. METHODS: From November 2003 through March 2016, 526 patients underwent CF-LVAD implantation. Patients whose preoperative serum albumin level was normal (≥3.5 g/dL) were compared to patients with preoperative hypoalbuminemia (<3...
August 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Cyriac Abby Philips, Rajaguru Paramaguru, Adarsh K Joy, K L Antony, Philip Augustine
INTRODUCTION: Ayurvedic and herbal medicines (AHM) are known to cause varying degrees of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Clinical, biochemical, histological spectrum and outcomes of AHM linked to severe DILI are not well studied. METHODS: Out of 1440 liver disease patients, 94 were found to have a severe liver injury and associated AHM intake. Thirty-three patients were suspected to have AHM-DILI on Roussel Uclaf Causality Assessment Scoring Method. Forty-seven and 30 of retrieved AHM samples were analyzed for heavy metals and hepatotoxic volatile organic compounds (hVOCs), respectively...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Jixin Yang, Wei Gao, Jianghua Zhan, Jiexiong Feng
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate whether Kasai Procedure (KP) improves nutritional status and whether KP decreases liver transplantation (LT)-associated complications in children with biliary atresia (BA). METHODS: From March 1st 2014 to February 28th 2015, 103 patients underwent LT and the other 17 without prior KP died during the waiting period. In 103 patients undergoing LT, 58 patients received KP previously (Group A), and 45 only underwent primary LT (Group B)...
April 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Joseph Ahn, Vinay Sundaram, Walid S Ayoub, Catherine Frenette, Robert J Wong
GOALS: To evaluate the predictive value of hypoalbuminemia on liver transplant (LT) waitlist survival and probability of receiving LT among adults with end-stage liver disease (ESLD). BACKGROUND: Growing evidence reports on the negative prognostic value of hypoalbuminemia among ESLD patients awaiting LT. METHODS: Using 2003 to 2015 United Network for Organ Sharing data, we retrospectively evaluated the impact of mild-moderate (2.5 to 3.4 g/dL) and severe hypoalbuminemia (<2...
November 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Mamatha Bhat, Kathleen C Rollet-Kurhajec, Aparna Bhat, Amanda Farag, Marc Deschenes, Philip Wong, Peter Ghali, Giada Sebastiani
Background and Aims . Serum fibrosis biomarkers have shown good accuracy in the liver transplant (LT) population. We employed a simple serum biomarker to elucidate incidence and predictors of advanced fibrosis after LT over a long follow-up period. Methods . We included 440 consecutive patients who underwent LT between 1991 and 2013. Advanced liver fibrosis was defined as FIB-4 > 3.25 beyond 12 months after LT. Results . Over 2030.5 person-years (PY) of follow-up, 189 (43%) developed FIB-4 > 3.25, accounting for an incidence of 9...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Jia-Huei Tsai, Linda D Ferrell, Vivian Tan, Matthew M Yeh, Monika Sarkar, Ryan M Gill
While non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a slowly progressive disease, patients may rarely present in acute liver failure. We describe six patients who developed severe hepatic dysfunction following rapid weight loss or malnutrition. Rapid weight loss (18 to 91 kg) occurred after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in four patients and starvation-like dieting or hypoalbuminemia was noted in two patients. Four patients either died or received an urgent liver transplant. Pathologic findings were characterized by advanced alcoholic steatohepatitis-like features, including extensive/circumferential centrizonal pericellular fibrosis, central scar with perivenular sclerosis/veno-occlusion with superimposed hepatocellular dropout, abundant/prominent hepatocellular balloons, and numerous Mallory-Denk bodies, but there was no history of excess alcohol consumption...
June 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
K Atiemo, A Skaro, H Maddur, L Zhao, S Montag, L VanWagner, S Goel, A Kho, B Ho, R Kang, J L Holl, M M Abecassis, J Levitsky, D P Ladner
Although the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease sodium (MELD Na) score is now used for liver transplant allocation in the United States, mortality prediction may be underestimated by the score. Using aggregated electronic health record data from 7834 adult patients with cirrhosis, we determined whether the cause of cirrhosis or cirrhosis complications was associated with an increased risk of death among patients with a MELD Na score ≤15 and whether patients with the greatest risk of death could benefit from liver transplantation (LT)...
September 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
Riad Salem, Andrew C Gordon, Samdeep Mouli, Ryan Hickey, Joseph Kallini, Ahmed Gabr, Mary F Mulcahy, Talia Baker, Michael Abecassis, Frank H Miller, Vahid Yaghmai, Kent Sato, Kush Desai, Bartley Thornburg, Al B Benson, Alfred Rademaker, Daniel Ganger, Laura Kulik, Robert J Lewandowski
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE) is used to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that involves implantation of radioactive micron-sized particles loaded with yttrium-90 (Y90) inside the blood vessels that supply a tumor. We performed a randomized, phase 2 study to compare the effects of cTACE and Y90 radioembolization in patients with HCC. METHODS: From October 2009 through October 2015, we reviewed patients with HCC of all Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stages for eligibility...
December 2016: Gastroenterology
Neha Bakshi, Kalyani Singh
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in patients undergoing liver transplantation and has been associated to various clinical variables and outcome of the surgery. METHODS: We recruited 54 adult patients undergoing living donor liver transplant (LT) as study sample. Nutrition assessment was performed by body mass index (BMI), BMI for ascites, albumin, subjective global assessment (SGA) and anthropometry [mid upper arm circumference (MUAC), mid arm muscle circumference (MAMC), and triceps skin-fold (TSF)], Hand Grip strength, and phase angle of the body...
August 2016: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
Y Kawano, K Mizuta, Y Sanada, T Urahashi, Y Ihara, N Okada, N Yamada, H Sasanuma, Y Sakuma, N Taniai, H Yoshida, H Kawarasaki, Y Yasuda, E Uchida
INTRODUCTION: Although hepatic vein stenosis after liver transplantation is a rare complication, the complication rate of 1% to 6% is higher in pediatric living-donor liver transplantation than that in other liver transplantation cases. Diagnosis is very important because this complication can cause hepatic congestion that develops to liver cirrhosis, graft loss, and patient loss. However, this is unlikely in cases where there are no ascites or hypoalbuminemia. OBJECTIVES: Eleven of 167 patients who had undergone pediatric living-donor liver transplantation were identified in the outpatient clinic at Jichi Medical University as having suffered from hepatic vein stenosis, and were enrolled in the study...
May 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Sara Campos, Dário Gomes, Carlos Sofia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatic hydrothorax is a rare complication of portal hypertension, but may be potentially severe. Although conservative therapy may be effective, it is not without risk and refractory cases are not rare. The portal decompression achieved by transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) has shown positive results in the treatment of refractory ascites, and in that sense, the analysis of their value in other complications of portal hypertension becomes relevant...
June 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Clémence Hollande, Vincent Mallet, Stéphane Darbeda, Anaïs Vallet-Pichard, Hélène Fontaine, Virginie Verkarre, Philippe Sogni, Benoit Terris, Hervé Gouya, Stanislas Pol
HIV-associated obstructive portopathy (HIVOP) is an obstruction of the hepatic microvasculature of unknown origin. The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical and paraclinical presentation of the disease and its impact in terms of morbidity. Twenty-nine HIV1-infected patients (average 12 years of infection, nadir of CD4 210/mm, including 7 patients with a history of opportunistic infection) with a biopsy-proven or likely HIVOP have been followed up for an average of 6.1 years. Modes of revelation of the HIVOP were: cytolysis and/or cholestasis (60%), occult (14%) or symptomatic (37%) portal hypertension (esophageal varices 17%, ascites 10%, cytopenia 10%), or fortuitous (8%)...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Thomas Vanhove, Pieter Annaert, Dirk R J Kuypers
The calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) tacrolimus and cyclosporine are widely used immunosuppressive drugs characterized by high pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic variability, both between and within patients. CNIs are highly lipophilic, poorly soluble, undergo extensive first-pass metabolism and are cleared by the liver. In both gut and liver, CNIs are substrates for the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes 3A4 and 3A5 as well as the P-glycoprotein (P-gp) transporter, whose functions are determined by a complex interplay between genetic polymorphisms, the inductive or inhibitory effects of many drugs, herbs, food constituents and endogenous substances such as uremic toxins in case of end-stage renal disease...
2016: Drug Metabolism Reviews
Qian Zhao, Feng Li, Ping Song, Xiaogang Zhou, Liping Wang, Yaping Yu, Zhiming An, Xuli Wang, Yongping Zhai
BACKGROUND: Amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis is a disease caused by tissue deposition of light-chain proteins in vital organs that results in progressive organ damage. We analyzed the clinical characteristics of 123 AL amyloidosis patients and performed an overall survival (OS) analysis to identify critical baseline factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (median age, 54 years) were diagnosed with organ involvement of kidney (98.4%), gastrointestinal (73%), cardiac (56%), liver (13%), or nervous system (10%), and multiorgan involvement was observed in 91% of patients...
February 2016: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
Benjamin L Shneider, John C Magee, Saul J Karpen, Elizabeth B Rand, Michael R Narkewicz, Lee M Bass, Kathleen Schwarz, Peter F Whitington, Jorge A Bezerra, Nanda Kerkar, Barbara Haber, Philip Rosenthal, Yumirle P Turmelle, Jean P Molleston, Karen F Murray, Vicky L Ng, Kasper S Wang, Rene Romero, Robert H Squires, Ronen Arnon, Averell H Sherker, Jeffrey Moore, Wen Ye, Ronald J Sokol
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess the value of serum total bilirubin (TB) within 3 months of hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE) in infants with biliary atresia as a biomarker predictive of clinical sequelae of liver disease in the first 2 years of life. STUDY DESIGN: Infants with biliary atresia undergoing HPE between June 2004 and January 2011 were enrolled in a prospective, multicenter study. Complications were monitored until 2 years of age or the earliest of liver transplantation (LT), death, or study withdrawal...
March 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Hernando Gómez, John A Kellum
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December 2015: Critical Care Medicine
Ranga Migara Weerakkody, Pushpa Nandani Lokuliyana, Mohammed Hussain Rezvi Sheriff
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusions and acute renal failure are common findings in clinical practice. However, acute renal failure resulting from pericardial effusions (without tamponade) is a rare finding. We report the first such case to occur in a transplanted kidney. CASE PRESENTATION: A 20-year-old Sri Lankan male presented with hypertensive crisis in the background of end stage renal failure. He was thoroughly investigated for secondary causes of hypertension to no avail...
2015: BMC Research Notes
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