Preoperative dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation

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A woman was denied a liver transplant after repeatedly failing alcohol tests– but she hadn’t been drinking. It turns out that yeast in her bladder was to blame
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We present the case of a 68 year-old man who was initially attended in emergency department with sudden onset diplopia. Neurological exploration revealed WEBINO and gait ataxia. Relevant medical history included liver transplantation and subsequent tacrolimus prescription. Complementary exams revealed ischemic lesion in mesencephalic tegmentum, involving medial longitudinal fasciculus and pretectal area. WEBINO syndrome is unfrequent. Among its etiologies, ischemic and demyelinating are the most frequent. In our case, iatrogenic etiology was also considered. Clinical recognition of this syndrome is required to perform adeq...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
A new website developed by researchers at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) is making it easier for organ transplant candidates to choose which transplant center is right for them. The website,, was developed for candidates seeking kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants. Data for liver centers is currently live. Data for other organs will soon be available.
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This study evaluates the impact of Mg sulfate on the coagulation parameters of the rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in patients about to undergo OLT. In this randomized clinical trial, 60 patients who were going to undergo OLT were randomly allocated into two groups. In the Mg group, the patients received a 1.5  g infusion of Mg 5 min before the surgical incision. In the control group, patients received a physiological saline instead of Mg. Plasma Mg levels before and after the infusions were measured in both groups. Also, three ROTEM tests: EXTEM, INTEM and FIBTEM were performed before and after the inf usi...
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Conclusion Temporary placement of an FCSEMS was a feasible and effective treatment option for refractory BBSs, especially for post-LDLT strictures and HJAS. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
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Scottish FA updates its guidelines Related items fromOnMedica NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions Intracranial neoplasms in children MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Earlier transplants for liver disease kids may cut brain damage risk Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication
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Authors: Martínez Lozano H, Conthe Alonso A, Bañares R Abstract INTRODUCTION: hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is a common cause of acute hepatitis worldwide. Since the generalization of vaccination, its incidence had markedly declined. Nevertheless, several HAV-outbreaks have been described in the last decade, mainly related to contaminated alimentary products. In recent years, a new pattern of acute HAV infection has been described with changes in the demographic profile of the infected population, which is more common in healthy young men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: a retrospective case series stud...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
The role of PPAR gamma agonists - rosiglitazone and 15-deoxy-Δ12,14-prostaglandin J2 in experimental cyclosporine A hepatotoxicity. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2019 Dec;70(6): Authors: Sikora-Wiorkowska A, Smolen A, Czechowska G, Wiorkowski K, Korolczuk A Abstract Cyclosporine A (CsA) is an immunosuppressive drug used in transplantation and treatment of autoimmune diseases. Experimental studies revealed impairments in liver function and morphology among cyclosporine-treated animals. The aim of the study was to evaluate hepatoprotective activity of peroxisome-proliferator-activated receptors γ (PPA...
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ConclusionThe available information supports the concept that the liver damage in HELLP and SOS results from sinusoidal ischemia, presumably resulting from partially overlapping pathophysiological mechanisms.
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Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Kellie Young, Benny Liu, Taft Bhuket, Robert J. WongAbstractBackground &AimsDirect-acting antivirals (DAAs) are expected to improve outcomes for hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients following liver transplantation (LT). We aim to evaluate trends in post-LT outcomes with availability of DAAs.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated U.S. adults transplanted from 1/1/2002 – 3/31/2018 using the United Network for Organ Sharing registry, stratified by pre-DAA (1/1/2002-12/31/2013) vs. post-DAA (1/1/2014-3/31/201...
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