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See detailLiver transplantation (LT) from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors: Multicenter Belgian experience 2003-2007
Detry, Olivier ULg; Donckier, Vincent; Lucidi, Valerio et al

in Transplant International (2009, August), 22(S2), 62-234

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See detailLiver transplantation from controlled donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors: a single center experience
Detry, Olivier ULg; Veys, Caroline; Seydel, Benoît ULg et al

in Liver Transplantation (2009, July), 15(7), 180-181

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See detailOrgan Procurement After Euthanasia: Belgian Experience
Ysebaert, dirk; Van Beeumen, G.; De Greef, K. et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2009), 41

Euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002 for adults under strict conditions. The patient must be in a medically futile condition and of constant and unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot ... [more ▼]

Euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002 for adults under strict conditions. The patient must be in a medically futile condition and of constant and unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be alleviated, resulting from a serious and incurable disorder caused by illness or accident. Between 2005 and 2007, 4 patients (3 in Antwerp and 1 in Liège) expressed their will for organ donation after their request for euthanasia was granted. Patients were aged 43 to 50 years and had a debilitating neurologic disease, either after severe cerebrovascular accident or primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Ethical boards requested complete written scenario with informed consent of donor and relatives, clear separation between euthanasia and organ procurement procedure, and all procedures to be performed by senior staff members and nursing staff on a voluntary basis. The euthanasia procedure was performed by three independent physicians in the operating room. After clinical diagnosis of cardiac death, organ procurement was performed by femoral vessel cannulation or quick laparotomy. In 2 patients, the liver, both kidneys, and pancreatic islets (one case) were procured and transplanted; in the other 2 patients, there was additional lung procurement and transplantation. Transplant centers were informed of the nature of the case and the elements of organ procurement. There was primary function of all organs. The involved physicians and transplant teams had the well-discussed opinion that this strong request for organ donation after euthanasia could not be waived. A clear separation between the euthanasia request, the euthanasia procedure, and the organ procurement procedure is necessary. [less ▲]

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See detailTraitement des carcinomes hépatocellulaires à un stade avancé
Van Daele, Daniel ULg; Belaiche, Jacques ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(3), 140-147

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the main primitive tumor of the liver. It occurs in the setting of liver cirrhosis in more than 90% of the cases in developping countries. The prognosis depends on the size ... [more ▼]

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the main primitive tumor of the liver. It occurs in the setting of liver cirrhosis in more than 90% of the cases in developping countries. The prognosis depends on the size, number and extension of the tumor as well as on the severity of the underlying liver disease. The Barcelona Clinic Classification takes into account these different parameters and helps the clinician in the therapeutic decision. Some patients (around 25%) are amenable to therapy with a curative intent (liver transplantation, resection, destruction by radiofrequency). In patients with hepatocellular carcinoma at an intermediate stage, lipiodolized chemoembolization gives a survival advantage in comparison with placebo. No conventional regimen of chemotherapy has a proven survival benefit. In patients with a hepatocellular carcinoma at an advanced stage, sorafenib, an oral multi-targeted kinase inhibitor, is the first coumpound to demonstrate a significant effect on survival free of disease progression in a selected group of patients. Its toxicity profile is particularly favourable. Combination of surgical and medical therapies should be properly evaluated in clinical trials in the near future. [less ▲]

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See detailLiver transplant donation after cardiac death : experience at the University of Liège
Detry, Olivier ULg; Seydel, Benoît ULg; Delbouille, Marie-Hélène ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2009), 41(2), 582-4

Aim: Donation after cardiac death (DCD) has been proposed to partly overcome the organ donor shortage. In liver transplantation, the additional warm ischemia linked to DCD procurement may promote higher ... [more ▼]

Aim: Donation after cardiac death (DCD) has been proposed to partly overcome the organ donor shortage. In liver transplantation, the additional warm ischemia linked to DCD procurement may promote higher rate of primary non-function and ischemic type biliary lesions. In this study we reviewed the results of DCD liver transplantation at the University of Liège. Patients and Methods: From 2003 to 2007, 13 controlled DCD liver transplantations were consecutively performed. The records of all donors and recipients were retrospectively reviewed, particularly evaluating the outcome and the occurrence of biliary complications. Mean follow-up was 25 months. Results: Mean donor age was 51 years and their mean intensive care stay was 5.4 days. Mean time between ventilation arrest and cardiac arrest was 9.3 min. Mean time between cardiac arrest and arterial flush was 7.7 min. No touch period was 2 to 5 min. Mean graft cold ischemia was 295 min and mean suture warm ischemia was 38 min. Postoperatively there was no primary non-function. Mean peak transaminase was 2,546 UI/ml. Patient and graft survival was 100% at one year. Two patients (15%) developed graft main bile duct stenosis and underwent endoscopic management. No patient developed symptomatic intrahepatic bile duct strictures or needed retransplantation in the follow-up. Conclusions: The experience of the transplantation department of the University of Liege confirms that controlled DCD donors may be a valuable source of transplantable liver grafts, in case of short procurement warm ischemia and short transplant cold ischemia. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Transplantation hépatique pour un hémangio-endothéliome épithélioïde du foie
Tonglet, M.; Delfosse, V.; Detry, Olivier ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(2), 68-70

L’hémangioendothéliome épithélioïde est une affection maligne rare qui peut survenir dans le foie. Lorsque la forme est multifocale et bilobaire, la transplantation hépatique constitue le traitement ... [more ▼]

L’hémangioendothéliome épithélioïde est une affection maligne rare qui peut survenir dans le foie. Lorsque la forme est multifocale et bilobaire, la transplantation hépatique constitue le traitement curateur de cette affection. Dans cet article, les auteurs décrivent le diagnostic et le traitement d’une femme de 52 ans souffrant d’un hémangioendothéliome épithélioïde hépatique traitée par transplantation du foie. [less ▲]

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See detailResults of liver transplantation from controlled donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors: a single center experience
Detry, Olivier ULg; Seydel, Benoît ULg; Veys, C. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2009, January), 72(1), 25

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See detailLaparoscopic management of colonoscopic perforations
Bouffioux, Laurent ULg; Coimbra Marques, Carla ULg; Lespagnard, A. C. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2009, January), 72(1), 70

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See detailLiver transplantation from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors: Belgian experience 2002-2007
Detry, Olivier ULg; Donckier, Vincent; Lucidi, V. et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2009, January), 72(1), 21

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See detailSpider angiomas
Detry, Olivier ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (2009), 360(3), 280

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See detailLe ciblage thérapeutique : vers une guerre propre et efficace contre le cancer
Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg; Waltregny, David ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64

One promising avenue towards the development of more selective, better anticancer drugs consists in the targeted delivery of bioactive compounds to the tumor environment by means of binding molecules ... [more ▼]

One promising avenue towards the development of more selective, better anticancer drugs consists in the targeted delivery of bioactive compounds to the tumor environment by means of binding molecules specific for tumor-associated biomarkers. Eligibility of such markers for therapeutic use implies ideally three criteria : (i) accessibility from the bloodstream, (ii) expression at sufficient level and (iii) no (or much lower) expression in normal tissues. Most current discovery strategies (such as biomarker searching into body fluids) provide no clue as to whether proteins of interest are accessible, in human tissues, to suitable high-affinity ligands, such as systemically delivered monoclonal antibodies. Innovative proteomic technologies are able to identify such accessible biomarkers and represent a key step in the clinical development of such target therapies. [less ▲]

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See detailBariatric surgery in patients with Type 2 diabetes: benefits, risks, indications and perspectives.
Scheen, André ULg; De Flines, Jenny ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg et al

in Diabètes & Métabolism (2009), 35(6 Pt 2), 537-43

Obesity plays a key role in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and weight loss is a major objective, although difficult to achieve with medical treatments. Bariatric surgery has proven its ... [more ▼]

Obesity plays a key role in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and weight loss is a major objective, although difficult to achieve with medical treatments. Bariatric surgery has proven its efficacy in obtaining marked and sustained weight loss, and is also associated with a significant improvement in glucose control and even diabetes remission. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass appears to be more effective in diabetic patients than the restrictive gastroplasty procedure. This may be explained not only by greater weight reduction, but also by specific hormonal changes. Indeed, increased levels of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) may lead to improved beta-cell function and insulin secretion as well as reduced insulin resistance associated with weight loss. The presence of T2DM in obese individuals is a further argument to propose bariatric surgery, and even more so when diabetes is difficult to manage by medical means and other weight-related complications may occur. Bariatric surgery is associated with a better cardiovascular prognosis and reduced mortality, even though acute and long-term complications are present. The observation that surgical rerouting of nutrients triggers changes in the release of incretin hormones that, in turn, ameliorate the diabetic state in the absence of weight loss has led to the recent development of innovative surgical procedures. Thus, bariatric surgery may be said to be progressing towards so-called 'metabolic surgery', which merits further evaluation in patients with T2DM within a multidisciplinary approach that involves both surgeons and endocrinologists. [less ▲]

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See detailSurgical management of hepatic metastases of colorectal origin.
Gilson, Nathalie; Honore, Charles ULg; Detry, Olivier ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2009), 72(3), 321-6

Colorectal cancer is the most frequent digestive cancer. Prognosis is greatly depending on the TNM stage at the time of diagnosis. Fifty percent of all patients shall develop, synchronously or ... [more ▼]

Colorectal cancer is the most frequent digestive cancer. Prognosis is greatly depending on the TNM stage at the time of diagnosis. Fifty percent of all patients shall develop, synchronously or metachronously, liver metastases. Different means such as chemotherapy, targeted therapies, radiofrequency ablation, portal vein embolization and two-stage hepatectomy may be used to make these metastases eventually resectable and to increase overall survival. This is a short review of these different methods used to increase resectability but also on the integration of these parameters in a larger approach of colorectal liver metastasis surgery especially insisting on multidisciplinary discussion. [less ▲]

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See detailA Retrospective Monocenter Review of Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation.
Decker, Emmanuel ULg; Coimbra, C.; Weekers, Laurent ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2009), 41(8), 3389-3392

OBJECTIVE: Herein we have reviewed a consecutive series of simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantations performed at our institution over a 6-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVE: Herein we have reviewed a consecutive series of simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantations performed at our institution over a 6-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population included 22 patients (15 males and 7 females) who underwent SPK transplantation between 2001 and 2007. The mean recipient age was 47 years (range, 26-63 years). Eighteen patients suffered type 1 and 4 type 2 diabetes mellitus. The mean donor age was 33 years (range, 14-56 years). The mean HLA match was 2.1 (range, 1-5). Immunosuppressive treatment consisted of basiliximab induction followed by tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone. RESULTS: The mean hospital stay was 20 days (range, 11-52 days). After a mean follow-up of 44 months (range, 17-88 months), patient, kidney, and pancreas graft survivals were 86%, 82%, and 73%, respectively. Two patients died in the immediate postoperative period due to, respectively, disseminated intravascular coagulation and pulmonary embolism. A kidney graft was lost due to early hyperacute rejection. Other early complications associated with the pancreas graft included 2 cases of immediate reperfusion defects that led to early vascular thrombosis in 1 patient and a duodenal graft fistula in the other patient; a third patient developed type 2 diabetes mellitus. Beyond the postoperative period, graft loss was limited to 1 case of noncompliance to the immunosuppressive medications and 1 death secondary to pulmonary infection with a functional allograft after 4 years. CONCLUSIONS: SPK transplantation is a valid therapeutic option for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and renal failure due to diabetic nephropathy. The main complications of SPK transplantation occur in the immediate postoperative period consequent to vascular or rejection processes. [less ▲]

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See detailLiver Transplantation Is Feasible in Super-Obese Patients: A Case Report.
Detry, Olivier ULg; Seydel, Benoît ULg; Kohnen, Laurent ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2009), 41(8), 3430-3431

Short- and long-term results of liver transplantation in morbidly obese patients may be impaired compared with the general transplant population. As a consequence, severe obesity has been considered to be ... [more ▼]

Short- and long-term results of liver transplantation in morbidly obese patients may be impaired compared with the general transplant population. As a consequence, severe obesity has been considered to be a relative contraindication to liver transplantation in many centers. Surgically, liver transplantation in severe obesity may be challenging. Moreover, obesity may lead to an increased rate of early and late medical complications. Herein we have reported successful liver transplantation in a super-obese patient (body mass index, 55.1 kg/m(2)) who had developed terminal acute-on-chronic liver disease. In the first 6 months of follow-up, the patient underwent a severe diet that led to a significant weight loss reduction to a body mass index of 39 kg/m(2). This report of successful liver transplantation in a super-obese patient suggests that severe obesity should not be considered to be an absolute contraindication to liver transplantation. [less ▲]

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See detailBudd-Chiari Syndrome Complicating Hepatic Sarcoidosis: Definitive Treatment by Liver Transplantation: A Case Report.
Delfosse, Vincent ULg; De Leval, Laurence ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2009), 41(8), 3432-3434

Sarcoidotic involvement of the liver is frequent, albeit uncommonly symptomatic. Severe complications are rare, but may seldom require liver transplantation. Budd-Chiari syndrome has been described in a ... [more ▼]

Sarcoidotic involvement of the liver is frequent, albeit uncommonly symptomatic. Severe complications are rare, but may seldom require liver transplantation. Budd-Chiari syndrome has been described in a few patients with hepatic sarcoidosis. Herein we have reported the case of a young woman suffering from hepatic sarcoidosis who developed severe cholestasis and chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome. She successfully underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and is asymptomatic with normal liver function at 3 years follow-up. Histopathological assessment of the liver explant demonstrated a florid granulomatous process, with involvement of the large intrahepatic veins, providing an anatomical basis for the vascular flow disturbances. This case adds further evidence that liver transplantation may be the curative treatment for complicated sarcoidotic liver disease. [less ▲]

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See detailFulminant Hepatic Failure Induced by Venlafaxine and Trazodone Therapy: A Case Report.
Detry, Olivier ULg; Delwaide, Jean ULg; De Roover, Arnaud ULg et al

in Transplantation Proceedings (2009), 41(8), 3435-3436

Although acute hepatitis may be a side effect of many medications, most cases are reversible after treatment interruption, and fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is rare. Venlafaxine and trazodone are 2 ... [more ▼]

Although acute hepatitis may be a side effect of many medications, most cases are reversible after treatment interruption, and fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) is rare. Venlafaxine and trazodone are 2 popular antidepressant agents. Alteration of liver enzyme levels has been reported as a side effect of these drugs at normal doses. Herein we have reported the case of a 48-year-old woman without any previous history of liver disease, who developed fulminant liver failure after 4 months of venlafaxine and trazodone therapy. She required liver transplantation, a procedure that was successful with full patient recovery. The first 5 years of follow-up were uneventful. This case documented that venlafaxine and trazodone at normal doses can produce severe liver toxicity. Liver tests should be monitored regularly in patients who receive this therapy. [less ▲]

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