Elastography helps liver transplant patients avoid biopsy

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Hepatic cirrhosis is a potential severe complication of chronic heart failure and has major implications on treatment options. In general, patients with cirrhosis are considered ineligible for isolated cardiac transplantation. Therefore, proper diagnosis of cirrhosis is paramount. The aim of this retrospective study is to explore the diagnostic value of abdominal ultrasound, hepatosplenic scan and abdominal computed tomography scan (CT scan) for liver disease secondary to advanced heart failure.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (564) Source Type: research
Purpose of review The aim of this article is to provide the reader with an overview of established standards of care and to summarize important newer research findings in acute liver failure (ALF). Recent findings New international guidelines are now in place with recommendations for medical care and nutritional support. Large-scale retrospective studies have confirmed the low level of bleeding complications observed, despite apparently severe coagulopathy on standard laboratory testing, and the improved survival seen with continuous rather than intermittent forms of renal replacement therapy. Advances in neurologic s...
Source: Current Opinion in Critical Care - Category: Nursing Tags: GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM: Edited by Ram M. Subramanian Source Type: research
Abstract The current treatment for liver failure is restricted to surgical liver transplantation, which is technically complicated, limited by the shortage of available organs and presents major risks to the patient. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) represent promising sources of hepatocyte-like cells for cell transplantation treatment. However, a safe and efficient induction method for their differentiation remains to be defined. Here we further optimized an effective technique by combining high-dose treatment with hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and ultrasound stimulation. The optimized ultrasound param...
Source: Radiation Research - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Radiat Res Source Type: research
Conclusion Several ultrasound variables can be used as predictors for a patient's risk of developing SOS. The strongest predictors are ascites severity, main portal vein velocity, common hepatic artery peak systolic velocity, and left hepatic artery peak systolic velocity.
Source: Ultrasound Quarterly - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Vascular complications such as hepatic artery stenosis/thrombosis can occur following liver transplantation. Doppler ultrasound is the primary method of screening for vascular complications in the early postoperative period. We investigated patients with abnormal ultrasound findings who received subsequent vascular intervention.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific e-Poster Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results indicate that FABP1 may play a role in the pathogenesis of NAFLD in patients with T2DM. PMID: 32038102 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionThe diagnosis of an acquired HA-PV malformation can guide curative endovascular treatment by embolization of the portal vein outflow.
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Lang S, Martin A, Kasper P, Schramm C, Kütting F, Goeser T, Steffen HM, Demir M Abstract Objective: International guidelines recommend hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance with ultrasound in high-risk patients with chronic liver diseases. However, there is low-strength evidence about the effects on mortality. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of surveillance on the clinical course and survival of HCC patients seen at a tertiary referral center in Germany.Material and methods: We retrospectively evaluated the data of 401 HCC patients, who presented to our clinic between 1997 and 2015...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Wen-Yi Liu, Jian-Hong Wang, Yuan Guo, Xin Wang, Xiao-Dong Wu, Chuan-Shen Xu, Yang Zhao, Yun-Jin ZangSummaryBackgroundAn objective and accurate evaluation of liver grafts is required to improve the prognosis of liver transplant recipients and to increase the number of available liver grafts.AimTo compare outcomes using FibroScan with that of pathology in liver grafts from brain-dead donors (DBD).MethodsLiver grafts from 52 DBD were examined using ultrasound (US), FibroScan before liver transplantation ...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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