Multiple acantholytic dyskeratotic acanthomas in a liver-transplant recipient.

We present here a new case of this rare lesion that developed in a liver-transplant patient and review the salient features of this uncommon condition. PMID: 31046909 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Dermatol Online J - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research

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In conclusion, we show here that sEVs are responsible for mediating paracrine senescence and speculate that they could be involved in inducing bystander senescence during therapy-induced senescence or aging. In fact, when compared to soluble factors, sEVs have different biophysical and biochemical properties as they have a longer lifespan than do soluble factors and they are more resistant to protease degradation. The idea that blocking sEV secretion could be a potential therapeutic approach to alleviate senescence "spreading" during chemotherapy-induced senescence or in aging tissues presents itself as a very at...
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Publication date: May–June 2019Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, Volume 9, Issue 3Author(s): V. Sagar Puppala, Sasidhar Reddy L, Manish C. Varma, Manjunath B, Anand Khakkar, Mahesh Gopashetty, Anand Ramamurthy, Girish Warrier, Kavitha Chintala, Meena Trehan
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
SummaryImmunosuppression (IS) is administered to kidney transplant recipients to prevent rejection episodes and loss of the renal allograft. Most centers rely on a triple IS after induction with either interleukin ‑2 receptor antibodies or antithymocyte globulin. The most frequently used substances for maintenance IS are glucocorticoids, antimetabolites, mTOR inhibitors (mTORi), calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) and the costimulation blocker belatacept. Guidelines recommend a triple combination consisting of CNI s, antimetabolites and corticosteroids for the majority of patients. The long-term risk for malignancy in general i...
Source: Memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Discussion Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare liver disease caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOTO). The obstruction can be anywhere from the small intrahepatic veins up to the inferior vena cava junction with the right atrium. The liver parenchyma itself is not directly affected but becomes compromised because of the increased hepatic sinusoidal pressure over time. The causes include: prothrombic events (35% of cases such as Protein C or Protein S deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antithrombin deficiency), myeloproliferative conditions, oral contraceptive use, and local factors. BCS can occur in any age but i...
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Clinical Liver Disease, Volume 13, Issue 6, Page 170-175, June 2019.
Source: Clinical Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
A 45-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with nausea and vomiting. Her symptoms had started seven days earlier and steadily worsened. She reported generalized abdominal pain and distention and that her eyes appeared yellow.The patient had no past medical history, took no medications, and said she did not drink or use drugs. Her history showed that she had been drinking an herbal preparation every day for the past five months to ameliorate her heavy menstrual periods.The patient had mild right upper quadrant tenderness but no distention, rebound, or guarding. Her lungs were clear, and her heart rate and rhy...
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ion Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Abstract It has been 50 years since Francis Fontan pioneered the operation that today bears his name. Initially designed for patients with tricuspid atresia, this procedure is now offered for a vast array of congenital cardiac lesions when a circulation with 2 ventricles cannot be achieved. As a result of technical advances and improvements in patient selection and perioperative management, survival has steadily increased, and it is estimated that patients operated on today may hope for a 30-year survival of>80%....
Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
In this study, we determine whether transient reintroduction of embryonic stem cell cycle miR-294 promotes cardiomyocyte cell cycle reentry enhancing cardiac repair after myocardial injury. A doxycycline-inducible AAV9-miR-294 vector was delivered to mice for activating miR-294 in myocytes for 14 days continuously after myocardial infarction. miR-294-treated mice significantly improved left ventricular functions together with decreased infarct size and apoptosis 8 weeks after MI. Myocyte cell cycle reentry increased in miR-294 hearts parallel to increased small myocyte number in the heart. Isolated adult myocytes from miR-...
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Conclusions. Outcomes after LT for HHT patients are excellent with 86% survival after a median follow-up of 48 months and resolution of heart failure. LT listing for HHT has increased in substantially in more recent eras.
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—Liver Source Type: research
The Fontan circulation alters a patient ’s physiology and imparts long-term risks related to chronically elevated systemic venous pressure. An increasing number of patients with Fontan physiology are surviving into adulthood and are at risk of hepatic sequalae. The ideal timeline and method of hepatic surveillance in the Fontan populati on remains to be defined. In this case, the patient was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma more than 20 years after undergoing the Fontan procedure and was a candidate for combined heart-liver transplant. That her disease progressed prior to organ availability supports the argume...
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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