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Outcome of Microscopic Incomplete Resection (R1) of Colorectal Liver Metastases in the Era of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 04:47
Conclusions  In patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, R1 resection was of no predictive value for DFS and OS. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Hepatobiliary TumorsPages 1-10DOI 10.1245/s10434-011-2114-4Authors Ninos Ayez, Division of Surgical Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsZarina S. Lalmahomed, Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsAlexander M. M. Eggermont, Institut de cancérologie Gustav Roussy, Villejuif, FranceJan N. M. Ijzermans, Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsJeroen de Jonge, Division of Surgical Oncology, Erasmus MC, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsKees van Montf...
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Mycophenolate mofetil monotherapy in liver transplant recipients

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 03:00
Conclusion:  In summary, our data support the safety and efficacy of CNI to MMF monotherapy conversion. (Source: Clinical Transplantation)

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Critical review of the use of erythropoietin in the treatment of anaemia during therapy for chronic hepatitis C

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 03:00
Summary.  Combined pegylated interferon (PegIFN) and ribavirin represents the standard therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), which allows for sustained viral response (SVR) in up to 90% of patients depending on certain viral and host factors. Clinical studies have demonstrated the importance of adherence to therapy, that is, the ability of patients to tolerate and sustain a fully dosed therapy regimen. Adherence is markedly impaired by treatment‐related adverse effects. In particular, haemolytic anaemia often requires dose reduction or termination of ribavirin treatment, which compromises treatment efficacy. Recent evidence points to a beneficial role of recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) in alleviating ribavirin‐induced anaemia thereby improving quality of life, enablin...
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Decision making in liver transplant selection committees: a multicenter study.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 03:00
Conclusion: The difficult decisions made by liver transplant committees are reasonably consistent and well-intentioned, but the process might be improved by having more explicit written policies and clarifying roles. This may inform resource allocation in other areas of medicine. Primary Funding Source: The Greenwall Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. PMID: 22007044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Annals of Internal Medicine)
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Liver transplant: Girl, 18 who was saved by donor organ plucked from burning jet needs THIRD liver to survive

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 10:50
Kate Trevener, 18, from the West Midlands, who has battled through two bouts of acute liver failure has been told she faces death for a third time in a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Post‐reperfusion syndrome during isolated intestinal transplantation: outcome and predictors

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 03:00
Siniscalchi A, Cucchetti A, Miklosova Z, Lauro A, Zanoni A, Spedicato S, Bernardi E, Aurini L, Pinna AD, Faenza S. Post‐reperfusion syndrome during isolated intestinal transplantation: outcome and predictors.
Clin Transplant 2011 DOI: 10.1111/j.1399‐0012.2011.01530.x
© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.Abstract:  Background:  Post‐reperfusion syndrome (PRS) during isolated intestinal transplantation (ITx) is characterized by decreased systemic blood pressure, systemic vascular resistance, and cardiac output and by a moderate increased pulmonary arterial pressure. We hypothesize that the more severe PRS causes a poorer long‐term outcome. The primary aim of this study was to determine the independent clinical predictors of intra‐operative PRS, as well as to investigate the li...

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Liver transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus infected patients. procoagulant, but is anti thrombotic prophylaxis required?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 03:00
Conclusion:The pro‐thrombotic state associated with combined HIV and liver disease is a cause of morbidity post LT with 8 of 24 (33%) recipients suffering vascular thrombotic complications. There is a potential increase in risk of HAT in the HIV positive cohort when compared to HIV negative historical controls (3.2% versus 12%; Fisher's exact test p=0.016). Minimisation of complex arterial reconstructions, coagulopathy screening and risk adapted anti‐thrombotic chemoprophylaxis appear reasonable precautions. Liver Transpl, 2011. © 2011 AASLD (Source: Liver Transplantation)
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Outcome of ischemic and non‐ischemic biliary stenosis following liver transplantation treated with percutaneous interventions: The bologna experience

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 03:00
AbstractIn liver transplantation (LT), biliary strictures (BS) are one of the most common complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous treatment in the management of post‐LT BS. From 1999 to 2007, 48 patients underwent percutaneous treatment of post‐transplant BS. We divided the population into two groups according to the ischemic (n=14) and non‐ischemic (n=34) cause and in further sub‐groups in relation to the anastomotic (n=34) or non‐anastomotic (n=14) site. All patients were treated with bilioplasty; in 9 patients refractory to bilioplasty, metallic stents were implanted. A technical success rate of 90% was achieved without differences between ischemic vs non‐ischemic groups and anastomotic vs non‐anastomotic sub‐groups (P=0.10). The...
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Serum cytokine profiles associated with early allograft dysfunction in patients undergoing liver transplantation

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 03:00
AbstractEarly allograft dysfunction (EAD) occurring in the first week post‐liver transplantation is associated with increased graft failure and mortality and is believed to be largely due to ischemia/reperfusion injury. We anticipated that the presence of EAD would be reflected by alterations in expression of serum proteins associated with an inflammatory response in the peri‐operative period, and hypothesized that a specific pattern of expression might correlate with the development of EAD. The serum levels of 25 cytokines, chemokines, and immunoreceptors were measured by Luminex multiplex assays pre‐ and post‐liver transplantation. Levels of each cytokine biomarker were compared in adult recipients with or without EAD at serial time points using samples collected pre‐operativel...
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Level of tumor protein indicates chances cancer will spread

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 00:44
Contact: Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller 301-496-5133 Level of tumor protein indicates chances cancer will spread NIH researchers seek to develop test to guide treatment Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Hong Kong have discovered that high levels of a particular protein in cancer cells are a reliable indicator that a cancer will spread. By measuring the protein’s genetic material in tumors that had been surgically removed from patients, along with measuring the genetic material from surrounding tissue, the researchers could predict at least 90 percent of the time whether a cancer would spread within two years. The findings raise the long term possibilities of new tests to gauge the likelihood that a cancer will spread and, ultimately, of a t...

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Liver Donor Policy To Change

Fri, 06/25/1999 - 01:00
Sickest Patients To Receive Transplants First (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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