Intrahepatic Cystic Lesions in Children with Biliary Atresia After Kasai Procedure

Intrahepatic cystic lesion (ICL) is a common complication for biliary atresia post-Kasai portoenterostomy. The purpose of this study was to review the cases in our hospital and assess the correlation between characteristics of ICL and clinical outcomes.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
AbstractThoracoscopic repair (TR) of esophageal atresia (EA) has been performed with increasing frequency over the last two decades, with the expectation of improved outcomes by avoiding thoracotomy. To understand the current practice and outcomes of TR of EA, we reviewed the relevant literature, including 15 case series, 7 comparative studies, and 3 meta-analysis comparing TR with conventional open repair (COR). Most of the studies had a retrospective design and small numbers of patients. Although the evidence level is low because of the lack of prospective studies, this review found that TR is as safe as COR, with compar...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to present an anatomical defect of duodenal atresia using a rabbit model and evaluate the preliminary experience for the training of surgical skills with pediatric surgeons. Adult white New Zealand male rabbits weighing 3.0 to 4.5 kg were used to create the defect. To simulate the bottom of the dilated blind pouch, the gastric antrum of the rabbit was obliterated using a 2-0 Prolene suture, and the cecal appendix was dissected to simulate the continuation of the duodenum. Participants performed laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair in this animal model using the iPhone trainer. Thirteen pediat...
Source: Surgical Innovation - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research
Conclusion In free carnitine, DB, and CBMS/TBMS tests, blood concentrations are elevated in all infants with BA. However, they may not be elevated while they are newborns. These tests will result in high false negatives or positives. Thus, they should not be used as newborn screening tests for BA due to their lower sensitivity and specificity. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: LDLT is a safe procedure in a selected group of BA patients with PH, however, further long-term clinical investigations and mechanical researches are needed. PMID: 31588186 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Cell Death &Differentiation, Published online: 07 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41418-019-0428-0Retraction Note: Interactions between Th1 cells and Tregs affect regulation of hepatic fibrosis in biliary atresia through the IFN-γ/STAT1 pathway
Source: Cell Death and Differentiation - Category: Cytology Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Duodenal Atresia Intervention:   Procedure: Performance of laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair Sponsor:   Boston Children’s Hospital Not yet recruiting
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Source: Neuromuscular Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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