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Halasz R - - 1999
The role of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus (GBV-C/HGV) in adult and pediatric liver disease is unclear. We detected serum GBV-C/HGV RNA by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction in 1 (3%) of 38 cholestatic infants, in 4 (4%) of 95 children without liver disease, and in none of 30 children ...
Sergi C - - 1999
We describe the fatal course of a preterm infant of 34 weeks' gestation with veno-occlusive disease of the liver and refractory ascites. Despite aggressive medical management, the baby died twenty-two hours post partum because of cerebral haemorrhage before potentially life-saving organ transplantation could take place. At autopsy, paucity of lymphoid ...
Pelsang R E - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally, barium paste has been used for performing defecography. Because this substance is not stool-like, barium defecography may not accurately represent defecatory function. Our aim was to prospectively compare the utility of a new artificial stool, "FECOM"--a silicon-filled and barium-coated, deformable device the shape and consistency of which mimicked ...
Loff S - - 1999
We analyzed clinical, biochemical, and histo- logic parameters of ten infants with parenteral nutrition-induced hepatobiliary dysfunction. The data were compared with the results of a rabbit model. All infants were born prematurely with low birth weight. Their clinical diagnoses were necrotizing enterocolitis (6), gastroschisis (1), intrauterine volvulus (1), and lung ...
Risseeuw J J - - 1999
Liver rupture is a rare perinatal complication with high maternal mortality. In a multiparous woman with preeclampsia and Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count (HELLP) syndrome, liver rupture was suspected 10 h after a cesarean section. Laparotomy revealed liver rupture which was treated by perihepatic packing. Eventually, the ...
Onda Koichi K Department of Psychiatry, Jichi Medical School, - - 1999
The monthly birth distribution of schizophrenic inpatients was examined in the Tochigi prefecture, Japan. A significant excess (26%) above the expected birth counts was found for patients born in the winter months (December-February). These data are consistent with the previous reports from European and North American countries.
Johnson K - - 1998
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of infants with prolonged neonatal jaundice is dependent on early diagnosis because of the need for prompt surgical management of biliary atresia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of 99 mTcm-trimethylbromo-iminodiacetic acid (TBIDA, mebrofenin) in the investigation of infantile jaundice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken ...
Peng S S - - 1998
Distinguishing extrahepatic biliary atresia from other causes of cholestasis in neonates and infants is important because surgical intervention before 2 months of age allows for long-term survival. The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the usefulness of magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiography in differentiating biliary atresia from other causes ...
Johal J S - - 1998
We report a neonate with neonatal hemochromatosis (NH), renal tubular dysgenesis (RTD), and hypocalvaria. NH is a fatal condition of the newborn, characterized by severe idiopathic liver failure of intrauterine onset and siderosis, intra- and extrahepatic, with sparing of the reticuloendothelial system. RTD is characterized by short, abnormally developed cortical ...
Berbero─člu M - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Isolated deficiency of glucocorticoids is characterized by elevated levels of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) and normal aldosterone production. It is rare for isolated deficiency of glucocorticoids to be associated with liver involvement. A case of an infant with isolated deficiency of glucocorticoids presenting with cholestasis is presented in this article. A ...
Uckun F M - - 1998
Leukemic cells from bone marrow (BM) of 17 infants and 127 children with newly diagnosed ALL, as well as fetal liver and BM and normal infant BM samples, were analyzed for presence of a t(4;11) translocation using standard cytogenetic techniques and expression of an MLL-AF4 fusion transcript using standard reverse ...
Richard K - - 1998
The role of the deiodinases D1, D2, and D3 in the tissue-specific and time-dependent regulation of thyroid hormone bioactivity during fetal development has been investigated in animals but little is known about the ontogeny of these enzymes in humans. We analyzed D1, D2, and D3 activities in liver microsomes from ...
Fischler B - - 1998
BACKGROUND: In addition to earlier reports on the association between viral infections and intrahepatic neonatal cholestasis, in recent studies, investigators have suggested a similar link to extrahepatic biliary atresia. METHODS: Fifty-nine cholestatic infants (mean age 8 weeks) were investigated for signs of infection with a large spectrum of viruses. Twenty-one ...
Ikeda S - - 1998
In 3 (9 %) of 34 children with biliary atresia, US revealed gallbladder contraction following an oral feed, given on admission, but not with subsequent feeds. Surgery revealed a Kasai type IIIa biliary atresia with a patent communication between the gallbladder and duodenum. We propose that the bile ducts may ...
Strear C M - - 1998
Intraoperative neonatal liver hemorrhage usually results in exsanguination and death. The parenchyma of a neonatal liver is fragile, and the capsule is very thin, unlike that in the pediatric and adult patient. This renders the treatment of a neonatal liver fracture almost universally unsuccessful. The current report describes two cases ...
Ono H - - 1998
Of 18 newborn infants found to have persistent galactosaemia and without enzyme deficiencies, intrahepatic porto-venous (P-V) shunts were the cause in 8 cases. We retrospectively analysed the clinical and biochemical features of the eight infants. Four patients received prednisolone, one of whom with heart failure owing to arteriovenous shunts also ...
Roth P - - 1998
Colony-stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1), the primary regulator of mononuclear phagocyte (Mphi) production, exists as either a circulating or cell surface, membrane-spanning molecule. To establish transplacental transfer of maternal CSF-1, gestational day-17 mothers were injected intravenously with 125I-mouse CSF-1 or human rCSF-1, and the 125I-cpm or human CSF-1 concentrations were measured in ...
Harrington L - - 1998
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the positive and negative clinical predictors of intussusception and the correlation of ultrasonography and air enema in establishing this diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective descriptive cohort study. SETTING: This study was performed in a tertiary care pediatric emergency department. ...
Minnick K E - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is strongly expressed on the bile ducts and hepatic parenchyma of livers with biliary atresia. A soluble, circulating form of this membrane protein has been found to be elevated in a number of inflammatory hepatic disorders. However, its expression in biliary atresia is unknown. The ...
Guay-Woodford L M - - 1998
During a 5-year period, we evaluated seven infants and two fetuses who presented with enlarged, hyperechoic kidneys. In each, the initial clinical diagnosis was autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). Among the seven unrelated infants were three Caucasian and four African-American infants. No syndromic stigmata were evident in any of ...
Kim Y J - - 1998
Chronic hepatitis associated with hypereosinophilia has been very rarely reported worldwide. A 7-month-old male infant presented with a high fever, cough, non-projectile vomiting and hepatomegaly. The eosinophil count of the peripheral blood increased up to 21,500/mm3 (49% of WBC). The infant had a history of frequent contact with a neighbor ...
Han S J - - 1998
Infantile hemangioendothelioma is the most common vascular tumor in infancy. A three-month-old infant was admitted to the hospital for hepatomegaly. Abdominal ultrasonography, a CT-scan, and MRI studies demonstrated bilateral diffuse hepatic nodules, which were characteristic of hepatic hemangioendothelioma. A highly elevated alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level misled us to an impression of ...
Kawai M - - 1998
A female infant with hypoproteinemia and coagulopathy associated with hypertyrosinemia was successfully treated with living-related liver transplantation (LRLT). On the 12th day of life plasma amino acid analysis revealed a marked elevation of tyrosine, so the patient was fed on a low-tyrosine and low-phenylalanine diet. However, hepatosplenomegaly, hypotonia, alopecia, eczema ...
Huang S M - - 1998
Massive hemorrhage is of primary concern during hepatic surgery. In this study, we not only modified the monopolar antenna of the microwave tissue coagulator but also investigated its feasible applications in laparoscopic hepatic surgery. In addition, the conventional antenna of the microwave tissue coagulator was used as a model. A ...
Choi S O - - 1998
Early diagnosis of extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA) is very important for a successful bile drainage procedure. An urgent and extensive investigation is warranted to make a differential diagnosis of EHBA from other cholestatic disease, especially neonatal hepatitis (NH). The diagnosis may be made by laparotomy with cholangiogram and liver biopsy ...
El-Desouki Mahmoud
The aim of this work is to see whether distinction between biliary atresia and biliary hypoplasia is possible or not and to present the value and usefulness of hepatobiliary scintigraphy in the investigation of infants with persistent hyperbilirubinemia. Seventy-seven patients of the age between five days and six months (average ...
El-Desouki M - - 1998
The aim of this work is to see whether distinction between biliary atresia and biliary hypoplasia is possible or not and to present the value and usefulness of hepatobiliary scintigraphy in the investigation of infants with persistent hyperbilirubinemia. Seventy-seven patients of the age between five days and six months (average ...
Celayir S - - 1998
Stone formation in the biliary system is a rare condition in infants. A few cases of bile stones in the biliary tree have been reported with underlying predisposing factors, such as sepsis and antibiotic usage. This article describes a surgically treated 16-week-old infant with recurrent cholangitis who had a bile ...
Clayton P T - - 1998
Long-term parenteral nutrition of infants who have had major gut resections is associated with a high incidence of cholestatic liver disease. Affected infants have high plasma concentrations of phytosterols--compounds that resemble cholesterol but have an alkylated side chain. The phytosterols that accumulate in patients receiving parenteral nutrition are derived from ...
Karnameedi S - - 1997
Cholestatic disorders of infancy (viz neonatal hepatitis and biliary atresia) have not been well studied in Malaysia. In a retrospective study in the Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur from January 1982 through December 1991, a total of ninety-three infants with such conditions were identified: 35 (38%) had biliary ...
Sokol R J - - 1997
Administration of parenteral nutrition to the small infant has decreased morbidity but is associated with the development of cholestasis and liver dysfunction in a high proportion of infants. In this review, contributing factors of the etiopathogenesis of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease will be outlined, forming the basis for a unifying ...
Park W H - - 1997
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The authors evaluated prospectively the utility of ultrasonography, Tc-99m-DISIDA hepatobiliary scintigraphy, and liver needle biopsy in differentiating biliary atresia (BA) from intrahepatic cholestasis in 73 consecutive infants who had cholestasis. METHODS: Sixty three ultrasonographic examinations of 61 infants with 7.0-MHz transducer were carried out, focusing on the fibrous tissue ...
Siafakas C G - - 1997
Inborn errors of bile acid synthesis are newly recognized disorders that may cause the phenotypic appearance of neonatal hepatitis or neonatal cholestasis. This is a clinicopathologic study of two sets of siblings with cholestatic neonatal liver failure. In 3 of the infants, diagnostic evaluation, including analysis of urinary bile salts, ...
Scher H - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To describe two infants with cholestatic jaundice treated with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). CASE SUMMARY: Two infants with cystic fibrosis (CF)-associated hepatobiliary disease, manifesting as cholestatic jaundice and elevated liver enzymes within the first 6 weeks of life, had improved biochemical indices of liver function following treatment with UDCA 20-40 ...
Vajro P - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to characterize the liver involvement in infants who have both neonatal asphyxia and neonatal cholestasis. METHODS: We describe four asphyctic newborn infants (three born at term) who developed early (age 3.8 +/- 2.1 days) intrahepatic neonatal cholestasis and in whom tests for causes ...
Watanabe T - - 1997
A case is reported of sudden rupture of a subcapsular hematoma of the liver (SHL) due to birth injury occurring after complete repair of a total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in a 3-day-old male infant. Autopsy showed a wide bruised surface of liver parenchyma. Although making a diagnosis of SHL ...
Mirkin L D - - 1997
Hyaline cartilage was found on microscopy of sections of the extrahepatic biliary tree in two infants with extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). Respiratory epithelium was not present, and the cartilage did not seem to block the bile duct lumen. Hyperbilirubinemia was manifest in one infant on the second postnatal day, but ...
Schambeck C M - - 1997
We report on a 27-year-old healthy female with transient hyperphosphatasaemia of adulthood (it is the eighth case ever recorded). A maximum alkaline phosphatase activity of 1950 U/l, 11-fold the upper reference limit, was measured. The activity normalized within 11 weeks. Electrophoresis revealed the typical pattern for alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes observed ...
Abdullah A M - - 1997
In the King Khalid University Hospital (Central Province) and King Fahad Hospital of the University (Eastern Province) Saudi Arabia, we identified 64 infants with cholestasis. The causes of cholestasis were idiopathic neonatal hepatitis in 29; extrahepatic biliary atresia in 17; neonatal hepatitis secondary to Rubella and Cytomegalovirus in six and ...
Uchiyama K - - 1997
The gallbladder ejection fraction (GBEF) obtained with Tc-99m-pyridoxyl-5-methyl-tryptophan (99mTc-PMT) hepatobiliary scintigraphy has been used as a parameter of gallbladder function. To determine the accuracy of GBEF, the relationship with the contraction ratio of the gallbladder (GBCR) obtained with three-dimensional helical computed tomography (3D-CT) was studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A normal ...
Ohnuma N - - 1997
BACKGROUND: It is not easy to discriminate between infantile hepatitis and biliary atresia in spite of several diagnostic tests including laboratory analyses, ultrasound, and hepatobiliary scans. ERCP is the most useful procedure for visualization of the extrahepatic biliary system, but ERCP is still an uncommon procedure in children. METHODS: ERCP ...
Yoon P W - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: Biliary atresia is the leading cause of extrahepatic obstructive jaundice in the newborn and is the single most frequent indication for liver transplantation in children. The cause of biliary atresia is unknown, although several mechanisms have been postulated to explain the inflammatory process that obliterates the bile ducts. Most ...
Greenholz S K - - 1997
Cystic fibrosis is associated with an inspissated bile syndrome producing cholestasis secondary to plugging of macroscopically normal bile ducts. In extreme neonatal forms, with early profound intrahepatic cholestasis, the process can be associated with a marked decrease in ductal diameter, varying from hypoplasia to atresia. From 1990 to 1995 three ...
Kreuzer P E - - 1997
Contents of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and of 16 further congeners--polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofuranes (PCDD/PCDF)--were determined in lipids of adipose tissue and of livers of 3 stillborns and of 17 infants (0.43-44 weeks old) who died from sudden infant death syndrome. International toxic equivalents (I-TEq) calculated for the sum of TCDD together ...
Tateishi T - - 1997
We immunochemically measured the contents of 9 different cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoenzymes expressed in the liver and compared them between two groups: one group of 6 infant and 4 perinatal patients and one group of 10 patients after infancy (over 1 year old). CYP protein expressed in human liver can ...
Matsui A - - 1996
Two infants with biliary atresia who exhibited three-fold increased trough levels of tacrolimus and required reduced doses during episodes of acute infantile diarrhea within 5 months of liver transplantation are described. The cause of the increase was not explained simply by hemoconcentration as a result of significant loss of extracellular ...
Haque A K - - 1996
An autopsy study was conducted to investigate whether there is transplacental transfer of asbestos in humans. The asbestos burden of lung, liver, skeletal muscle, and placenta digests of 40 stillborn infants was determined using a bleach digestion method. The fibers detected in the tissue digests were characterized as to the ...
Papadopoulou F - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: Inversion of the superior mesenteric vessels is associated with various conditions. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the position of these vessels in infants with idiopathic ileocolic intussusception. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Abdominal sonography was performed before and after reduction of ileocolic intussusception in 16 infants. RESULTS: ...
Yamagiwa I - - 1996
In order to investigate the possibility of early discrimination of extrahepatic biliary atresia from other cholestatic diseases, a series of results of liver function tests in infants with cholestatic diseases were reviewed. The results of routine liver function tests (LFT) recorded in patients' charts were reviewed within 12 weeks after ...
Bunchman T E - - 1996
The care of an infant with primary hyperoxaluria and oxalosis is discussed. After an unheralded presentation, followed by 9 months of intensive treatment that included combined hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, the infant successfully underwent combined liver and kidney transplantation to definitely address both kidney failure and the underlying metabolic defect. ...
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