Hemobilia with acute pancreatitis secondary to biliary tract infection
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Dong-Bao Li, Zu-Xiong Tang, Jian-Xin Ye, Zhi Li, Xiao-Hua Yang, Lei Qin, Hua Zhao (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - September 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Bile acid synthetic defects: simplified approach in a nutshell
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Aathira Ravindranath, Moinak Sen Sarma, Surender Kumar Yachha (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - September 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided ethanol ablation for pancreatic cystic lesions: A single-center experience of 214 patients
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Jin Ho Choi, Sang Hyub Lee, Young Hoon Choi, Min Su You, Bang-Sup Shin, Woo Hyun Paik, Ji Kon Ryu, Yong-Tae KimBackgroundEndoscopic ultrasound-guided ethanol ablation (EUS-EA) for pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) has been used in recent years as a feasible treatment modality for low malignant probability PCLs or patients considered high-risk for surgery. The present study aimed to confirm the safety of EUS-EA and to find predictive factors for adverse event (AE).MethodsA retrospective review was perfo...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - September 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes after hepatectomy of huge hepatocellular carcinoma: A single-center experience in China
ConclusionsHuge HCC is not a contraindication of hepatectomy. Although most of these patients experienced recurrence after surgery, OS and DFS were not significantly different from those of patients with large HCC after resection. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - September 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Secondary non-resectable liver tumors: A single-center living-donor and deceased-donor liver transplantation case series
Publication date: Available online 25 August 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Jan Lerut, Samuele Iesari, Gaetan Vandeplas, Tiziana Fabbrizio, Kevin Ackenine, Milton Eduardo Inostroza Núñez, Mina Komuta, Laurent Coubeau, Olga Ciccarelli, Eliano Bonaccorsi-RianiAbstractBackgroundDuring the last decades, deceased-donor liver transplantation (DDLT) has gained a place in the therapeutic algorithm of well-selected patients harbouring non-resectable secondary liver tumors. Living-donor LT (LDLT) might represent a valuable means to further expand this indication for LT.Metho...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Retinoblastoma binding protein 4 up-regulation is correlated with hepatic metastasis and poor prognosis in colon cancer patients
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Yan-Dong Li, Zhen Lv, Hai-Yang Xie, Shu-Sen ZhengAbstractBackgroundRetinoblastoma binding protein 4 (RBBP4) plays an essential role in the development of multiple cancers. However, its relationship with prognosis in colon cancer and colon cancer hepatic metastasis has not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between RBBP4 expression and prognosis of colon cancer patients and to evaluate RBBP4 as a new prognostic marker in these patients.MethodsEighty colon cancer patient...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Acute onset of autoimmune hepatitis in children and adolescents
ConclusionRapid and accurate diagnosis of A-AIH may be difficult. However, timely start of immunosuppressive therapy improves prognosis and decreases number of indicated liver transplantations in children with AIH. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Mismatch repair proteins and microsatellite instability in solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Claudia Covelli, Paola Parente, Francesco Pepe, Pasquale Pisapia, Fabiola Fiordelisi, Umberto Malapelle (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Accuracy of pipeline blood glucose monitoring in patients with severe liver injury undergoing artificial liver support system treatment
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Hua-Fen Zhang, Zhong-Yang Xie, Xiao-Xi Ouyang, Xiao-Wei Xu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Jian-Rong Huang, Lan-Juan Li (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Survival analysis of breast cancer liver metastasis treated by hepatectomy: a propensity score analysis for Chinese women in Hong Kong
ConclusionsHepatectomy is a safe and effective way of treating breast cancer liver metastasis at experienced centers where multidisciplinary adjuvant treatments are available. It can be considered more frequently as part of the multidisciplinary care for this patient population. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Meetings and Courses
Publication date: August 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International, Volume 18, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 14, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Relevant Content
Publication date: August 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International, Volume 18, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - August 14, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Reply to: IL-26 and the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma after resection
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Zhi-Feng Xi, Seogsong Jeong, Qiang Xia (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Lumen-apposing metal stent deployment for walled-off necrosis using semi-free hand technique from the intestine
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Takeshi Ogura, Nobu Nishioka, Kazuhide Higuchi (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with primary closure is safe for management of choledocholithiasis in elderly patients
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Xiang Wu, Ze-Jian Huang, Jin-Yi Zhong, Yi-Hong Ran, Ming-Lei Ma, Hong-Wei ZhangAbstractBackgroundLaparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) is one of the minimally invasive options for choledocholithiasis. Primary closure of the common bile duct (CBD) upon completion of laparoscopic choledochotomy is safe in selected patients. The present study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of primary closure of CBD after LCBDE in patients aged 70 years or older.MethodsA total of 116 patients (51 male...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Gossypibomas as a rare cause of common bile duct dilation
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Raffaele Pezzilli, Paula A Mauloni, Nico Pagano (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

International Organ Protection Symposium: the fusion of engineering and medicine
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Jun-Jun Jia, Jian-Hui Li, Liming Xin, Hao-Yu Li, Mitesh Badiwala, Yu Sun, Xiao Xu, Shu-Sen Zheng (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Pancreatic schwannoma: Imaging features and pathological findings
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Han Wang, Bing-Bing Zhang, Shen-Fan Wang, Jing-Jiao Zhong, Jian-Ming Zheng, Huan Han (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

IL-26 and the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma after resection
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Alain Braillon (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Decreased expression of HDAC8 indicates poor prognosis in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between HDAC8 expression and clinicopathological parameters in ICC patients.MethodsICC tissues and corresponding nonmalignant bile duct tissues were obtained from 60 patients. HDAC8 and Ki-67 expression were evaluated by immunohistochemistry staining. HDAC8 expression and the clinicopathological features and prognosis of the patients were analyzed. The mRNA level of HDAC8 in ICC was further analyzed using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).ResultsThe expression of HDAC8 were lower in ICC tissues (39/60, 65%) than in the corresponding nonmalignant bile duct tissues (54/60, ...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

The immunological roles in acute-on-chronic liver failure: An update
ConclusionsOverwhelming systemic inflammation and susceptibility to infection are two key features of ACLF. A better understanding of the state of a patient's immune system will help to guide immunotherapy for ACLF. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Computed tomographic angiography for diagnosis of post-pancreatoduodenectomy hemorrhage
Publication date: Available online 5 July 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Marina Pease, Minas Baltatzis, Vinotha Nadarajah, Aali J. Sheen, Ajith K. Siriwardena, Saurabh Jamdar (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Compared efficacy of University of Wisconsin and histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate solutions in ex-situ liver resection and autotransplantation for end-stage hepatic alveolar echinococcosis patients
ConclusionsThis is the largest cohort study comparing the efficacy of the UW and HTK organ-preserving solutions in end-stage hepatic alveolar echinococcosis patients in ELRA settings. UW and HTK solutions presented similar efficacy and safety. A randomized clinical trial with larger scale is needed for further investigation in future clinical applications. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Improved hemostasis with major hepatic resection in the current surgical era
ConclusionsThe conduction of major hepatic resection in the current surgical era is more hemostatic. Correlated with improved hemostasis are better outcomes for both clinical and financial endpoints. These findings should encourage continued and increased performance of major hepatic resections. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - July 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Hepatocellular carcinoma: Current situation and challenge
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Zhao Li, Ji-Ye Zhu (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Individualized and pancreatic duct diameter-based strategy for pancreaticoenteric anastomosis during pancreaticoduodenectomy
This study was to evaluate the feasibility of pancreaticoenteric anastomosis during pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), and to evaluate the strategies of reducing the incidence of postoperative pancreatic fistula.MethodsThis prospective study included 119 patients who underwent PD for resectable tumors. The patients were divided into two groups according to the diameter of the pancreatic duct: those with a dilated (≥ 3 mm) and those with small (
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Diagnostic role of microRNA-125b for hepatocellular carcinoma
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Feng Li, Quan-Wa Bao, Liu-Yi-Qi Jiang, Qi-Lin Huang, Xu Zhang, Ju-Xiang Chen (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Clinical practice guidelines on liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma in China (2018 edition)
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Xiao Xu, Jun Chen, Qiang Wei, Zhi-Kun Liu, Zhe Yang, Ming Zhang, Guo-Ying Wang, Jie Gao, Zhao-Xu Yang, Wen-Yuan Guo, Tong-Hai Xing, Zhou Shao, Qin-Fen Xie, Shu-Sen Zheng (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Prediction of survival after left-sided pancreatic resection for adenocarcinoma: Introduction of a new prognostic score
ConclusionsThe 18-month mortality risk for patients after left-sided pancreatectomy for adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic body can be assessed with the number of intra-operatively transfused packed red blood cells, elevated CA 19-9 levels, additional gastric resection and prior abdominal surgeries in the patient's history. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Splenectomy in living donor liver transplantation and risk factors of portal vein thrombosis
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Nobuhiko Kurata, Yasuhiro Ogura, Satoshi Ogiso, Yasuharu Onishi, Hideya Kamei, Yasuhiro KoderaAbstractBackgroundGraft inflow modulation (GIM) during adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a common strategy to avoid small-for-size syndrome, and some transplant surgeons attempt small size graft strategy with frequent GIM procedures, which are mostly performed by splenectomy, in LDLT. However, splenectomy can cause serious complications such as portal vein thrombosis and overwhelming post...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Diagnostic performance of the current risk-stratified approach with computed tomography for suspected choledocholithiasis and its options when negative finding
This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of the ASGE guideline based on computed tomography (CT) and role of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in patients with suspected choledocholithiasis but negative CT finding.MethodsPatients with suspected choledocholithiasis undergoing ERCP between January 2016 and January 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent CT to detect choledocholithiasis. EUS or MRCP was performed when the CT scan showed negative findings. Patients were classified into the high and intermediate-risk groups, based on predictors from...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Pathological tumor response to neoadjuvant therapy in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Stefan Heinrich (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Hepatocelllular carcinoma: Current situation and challenge
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Zhao Li, Ji-Ye Zhu (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Generation of functional hepatocyte-like cells from human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells by overexpression of transcription factor HNF4α and FOXA2
ConclusionThis study provides an accessible, feasible and efficient strategy to generate hiHep cells from MSCs. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

The impact of extent of pancreatic and venous resection on survival for patients with pancreatic cancer
CONCLUSIONSUp-front TP associated to SVR was predictive of worse survival in borderline resectable PDAC. Perioperative treatments in high-risk surgical groups may improve such poor outcomes. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Castleman's disease presented as a rare unicentric pancreatic mass
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Velimir Markovic, Dejan Stojakov, Marijan Micev, Stefan Kmezic, Dusan Saponjski, Zoran Krivokapic (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Hypothermic oxygenated perfusion for a steatotic liver graft
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Quirino Lai, Franco Ruberto, Fabio Melandro, Zoe Larghi Laureiro, Massimo Rossi, Gianluca Mennini (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Reply to: Comment on “The role of graft reperfusion sequence in the development of non-anastomotic biliary strictures following orthotopic liver transplantation: A meta-analysis”
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Mohamed Bekheit (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Autoimmune pancreatitis not otherwise specified (NOS): Clinical features and outcomes of the forgotten type
ConclusionsAIP type NOS shares clinical features similar to AIP type 2 and a relevant proportion of patients was reclassified as AIP type 2 during follow-up because of the development of ulcerative colitis. The risk of relapse is low but not irrelevant. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Donor ductal anomaly is not a contraindication to right liver lobe donation
ConclusionsThe incidence of biliary stricture in donors or recipients after RLDLT was not related to donor biliary anatomy type. As postoperative complications were similar in whatever type of donor bile duct anatomy, donor ductal anomaly should not be considered a contraindication to donation of right liver lobe. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Comment on “The role of graft reperfusion sequence in the development of non-anastomotic biliary strictures following orthotopic liver transplantation: A meta-analysis”
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Lars Cornelis Pietersen, Bart van Hoek, Andries Erik Braat (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Meetings and Courses
Publication date: June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International, Volume 18, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Loco-regional hepatocellular carcinoma treatment services as a bridge to liver transplantation
ConclusionsPatients with an expected waiting time to transplantation of>6 months could be successfully treated with LRT as a bridge to transplant. Overall and disease-free survival for patients within and beyond Milan criteria was comparable and the use of ECD organs in this cohort of HCC patients proved to be a safe option. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Relevant contents for issue 1, 2019
Publication date: June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International, Volume 18, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - June 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Pathologic tumor response to neoadjuvant therapy in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): June S Peng, Jane Wey, Sricharan Chalikonda, Daniela S Allende, R Matthew Walsh, Gareth Morris-StiffAbstractBackgroundPrevious studies have demonstrated the prognostic significance of pathologic tumor response in pancreatic adenocarcinoma following neoadjuvant therapy (NAT). The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of significant pathologic response to NAT in borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (BRPC), and association of NAT regimen and other clinico-pathologic characteristics with pathologi...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - May 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Postoperative negative-pressure drainage through a PEG tube can prevent pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Aleksander Sowier, Przemysław Pyda, Sebastian Sowier, Joanna Kapturzak, Anna Rybak, Jacek Bialecki (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - May 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Surgical portosystemic shunts to facilitate major intrabdominal surgery
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Michail Pizanias, Elissaios Kontis, Evangelos Prassas, Parthi Srinivasan, Andreas Prachalias (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - May 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after acute liver allograft rejection treatment: A multicenter European experience
This study aimed at investigating the impact of ACR treatment on the incidence of tumor recurrence in a large European HCC-LT population.MethodsSeven hundred and eighty-one adult patients transplanted between February 1, 1985 and June 30, 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. After propensity score match, 116 patients treated for ACR using steroid boluses were compared with 115 patients who did not present any ACR or a histologic but clinical irrelevant ACR.ResultsSteroid boluses treated patients had a 18-fold higher overall incidence of HCC recurrence than those non-treated patients (16.4% vs. 0.9%; P
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - May 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Impaired immune reaction and increased lactate and C-reactive protein for early prediction of severe morbidity and pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Mario Rodriguez-Lopez, Francisco J Tejero-Pintor, Martin Bailon-Cuadrado, Asterio Barrera-Rebollo, Baltasar Perez-Saborido, David Pacheco-SanchezABSTRACTBackgroundPrediction of complications after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) remains of interest. Blood parameters and biomarkers during first and second postoperative days (POD1, POD2) may be early indicators of complications.MethodsThis case-control study included 50 patients. Baseline, POD1 and POD2 values of leukocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes, platelets, he...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - May 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Diagnosis and treatment of pancreas divisum: A literature review
CONCLUSIONS: Pancreas divisum is a common pancreatic malformation in which only a few patients develop a symptomatic disease. Surgical treatment is needed in case of endoscopic drainage failure and in cases complicated with chronic pancreatitis and local complications. Many techniques, of greater or lesser complexity, have been proposed. (Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International)
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - May 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research