MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients
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Conclusions: In a cohort of NAFLD-HCC patients, statin use was protective against HCC, while hypertension conferred an increased risk. Visceral adiposity at baseline was not a risk factor, but was higher in male patients before HCC development, declining in the majority by HCC diagnosis.
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Conclusion Both the liver and spleen volume decreased significantly after the eradication of HCV. The patients with a re-increased liver volume showed a rapid increase in the platelet count. PMID: 32741890 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Nasereslami M, Khamnian Z, Moaddab Y, Jalali Z Abstract AIM: To assess the role of ascites calprotectin in early detection of SBP in patients with cirrhosis and to investigate its prognostic value in determination of the 6-month outcome. Methods and material: In this cross-sectional study, patients with liver cirrhosis who were consecutively referred to Imam Reza hospital, tertiary referral center in the northwest of Iran, underwent abdominal paracentesis. The samples were collected for measurement of calprotectin, albumin, total protein, WBCs, and PMNs. RESULTS: The mean age of a total of 87 included ...
Authors: Freitas M, Xavier S, Magalhães R, Magalhães J, Marinho C, Cotter J Abstract BACKGROUND: The liver-renal-risk (LIRER) score was developed to predict adverse outcomes in cirrhotic patients with Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD)
CONCLUSION: MRE and TE were superior for non-invasive identification of significant fibrosis. Serum fibrosis algorithms developed for specific liver diseases are applicable in this cohort of diverse liver diseases aetiologies. Gadoxetate-MRI was sufficiently sensitive to detect the low function losses associated with fibrosis. None was able to efficiently distinguish between stages within the low fibrosis stages. Lay summary Excessive accumulation of scar tissue, fibrosis, in the liver is an important aspect in chronic liver disease. To replace the invasive needle biopsy, we have explored non-invasive methods to assess liv...
CONCLUSIONS: LI-RADS was useful to standardize reports; however, no significant differences were observed between LR-4 and 5 HCC probability when compared to explant pathology. PMID: 32683095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Our study concluded that terlipressin and albumin combination was safe and effective in successfully stabilising cirrhosis patients with Hepatorenal Syndrome and bridging eligible patients to liver transplantation by restoring the liver and renal function with minimal adverse effects. PMID: 32634332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: In cirrhosis, there is development of nodules which are initially only microscopically detectable. With progression of cirrhosis, there is development of radiologically detectable regenerative nodules, dysplastic nodules and hepatocellular carcinoma. Amongst these regenerative nodules are completely benign lesions whereas dysplastic nodules, though benign, are considered premalignant; and hepatocellular carcinoma is a malignant condition. Differentiation of benign versus malignant lesions is possible on the basis of enhancement pattern in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI. The signal characteristics of focal lesio...
ConclusionThe case reported in this video is, to the best of our knowledge, the first in the English literature showing how near infrared technology has predictive value on the evaluation of a split graft. Fast diffusion of the colorant allows dynamic early evaluation and may confirm the presence of intra-hepatic venous shunt, which will determine a full recovery of the originally ischemic area. On the contrary, a permanent absence of the staining might be predictive of dysfunction.