Restructuring Living Donor Liver Transplantation at a High Volume Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Arvinder S. Soin, Narendra S. Choudhary, Sanjay K. Yadav, Sanjiv Saigal, Neeraj Saraf, Amit Rastogi, Prashant Bhangui, Thiagarajan Srinivasan, Neelam Mohan, Sujeet K. Saha, Ankur Gupta, Rohan J. Chaudhary, Kamal Yadav, Swapnil Dhampalwar, Deepak Govil, Nikunj Gupta, Vijay Vohra
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized News News Desk wire Source Type: news
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) can be a life-saving treatment against recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). It is therefore necessary to maintain this procedure available for these patients during the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping high efficacy and safety standards.
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research
Conclusion: the adjustments in care transition with the support of the technologies provided transplanted patients access to all the information that guides self-care. Likewise, they regulated the flow of the support network and the health network, decreasing the possibility for COVID-19 spread, infection and development.RESUMEN Objetivo: presentar la experiencia en la transici ón del cuidado para el alta hospitalaria de pacientes sometidos a trasplante hepático en vistas de la pandemia del COVID-19. Método: informe de experiencia sobre la planificación del alta hospitalaria y la transició...
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Adult and pediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists often manage patients who are at increased risk for infections as a consequence of their disease or because of their use of immunosuppressive agents. Important patient groups to consider include those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, and those after a liver transplant. When including patients older than the age of 65 and the 3% of the general population who are immunosuppressed, it is clear that a substantial number of patients seen in gastroenterology and hepatology practices are at increased risk for infection.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Here and Now: Clinical Practice Source Type: research
Bandar Al-Judaibi, Reem Almaghrabi, Mohammed Alghamdi, Waleed K Al-Hamoudi, Mohammed AlQahtani, Faisal Abaalkhail, Mohammed Shagrani, Faisal M SanaiSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2020 26(5):233-239 The World Health Organization (WHO), on March 11th 2020, upgraded the status of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from epidemic to pandemic. Over two million individuals have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and as of April, 14th 2020, there were over 5000 confirmed cases in Saudi Arabia (SA). Many countries, including SA, have imposed major restrictions on travel, and everyday life, and the ...
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractIn this review, we provide a brief description of recently published articles addressing topics relevant to pediatric cardiologists. Our hope is to provide a summary of the latest articles published recently in other journals in our field. The articles address (1) pulmonary valve repair in patients with tetralogy of Fallot and in patients with congenital pulmonary stenosis which seems to be a promising technique in selected patients, (2) the use of Losartan in patients with Marfan syndrome mostly in addition to beta blockers may result in a lower aortic root dilation rate and better clinical outcomes, (3) a summary...
Source: Mammalian Genome - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractWorldwide, several hospitals in different  regions and countries have been affected with Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19). All medical specialties including gastroenterology are impacted by COVID-19. Here, we review the bidirectional comorbidity of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and COVID-19, including the incidence and outco me of COVID-19 in individuals with various GI disorders and the impact of COVID-19 on the course and outcome of the underlying (or comorbid) GI disorders. Currently, there is no evidence that COVID-19 is more (or less) frequent in comorbid GI disorders. It i...
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Dahlqvist G, Ciccarelli O, Van Vlierberghe H, Berrevoet F, Vanwolleghem T, Ysebaert D, Gustot T, Lucidi V, Delwaide J, Detry O, Delbouille MH, Sokal E, Nevens F, Pirenne J Abstract Since January 2020, the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically impacted the world. In March 2020, the COVID-19 epidemic reached Belgium creating uncertainty towards all aspects of life. There has been an impressive capacity and solidarity of all healthcare professionals to acutely reconvert facilities to treat these patients. In the context of liver transplantation (LTx), concerns are raised about or...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Iranian Medicine - Category: Middle East Health Authors: Tags: Arch Iran Med Source Type: research
EMA decided that with ulipristal acetate (UPA) treatment for uterine fibroids, should be discontinued due to the associated risk of hepatic failure, We analyzed whether the risk of recurrent symptoms due to fibroids may lead to an increased risk of Covid -19 infection and death, that would exceed the former risk of hepatic failure and transplantation.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
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