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Background: Various nutritional inflammatory scores reportedly correlate with surgical outcomes of abdominal surgery, while it remains inconclusive which one is the best in prediction of short-term surgical outcomes of patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CLM).

Methods: Clinical records of 367 hepatectomies for 267 patients with CLM were retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative nutritional inflammatory status was determined using 14 reported nutritional inflammatory scores and predictive powers of these scores for short-term surgical outcomes were compared. ....[more]
Impact of Sustained Virological Response on Metabolic Profile and Kidney Function in Cured HCV Liver Transplant Recipients
Speranta Iacob, Mirela Onica, Razvan Iacob, Cristian Gheorghe, Susanne Beckebaum, Vito Cicinnati, Irinel Popescu, Liana Gheorghe
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-2-364
Read article Background: Long-term morbidity and mortality following liver transplantation (LT) is influenced by HCV-related extrahepatic complications and effects of immunosuppressive therapy. Aim: To investigate if sustained virological response (SVR) after therapy with direct acting antivirals (DAA) in recipients with post-transplant recurrent hepatitis C can influence metabolic factors and renal function.

Methods: Metabolic profile, cardiovascular risk scores, non-invasive evaluation of fibrosis, renal function was assessed in 89 HCV LT recipients at SVR and 24 months af....[more]
Radio-Opaque Filaments Guided Bile Duct Division During Living Donor Liver Transplantation, a Simple Solution to an Ongoing Dilemma
Ahmed M. I. Taha, Ramy A. Hassan, Magdy M. Mahdy, Mostafa S. Abbas, Nahed A. Makhlouf, Sayed H.A. Hassaneen, Tameem M. F. Ibraheem
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-2-259
Read article Background: We describe our experience with two techniques of bile duct division in donors of right lobe living donor liver transplantation (RL-LDLT).

Methods: 49 RL-LDLT done in Al-Rajhi Liver Hospital, Assiut University, Egypt were divided into 2 eras; from November 2014 till September 2018, the site of biliary division in 29 donors was marked by metal clips (Clips group) and from October 2018 till September 2019, 20 donors were marked by radio-opaque filaments (ROF group).

Results: There were no differences between groups in donorsâ?? and re....[more]
A Closer Look: Assessment of Acute Pancreatitis Prognosis Using Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio
Telma Fonseca, João Miranda, Vitor Devezas, Marisa Aral, Rui Mendes Costa, J. Costa Maia
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-2-296
Read article Background/Objectives: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common cause of hospitalization and severe cases are usually associated with a poor prognosis. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio(NLR) has been pointed as an indicator of systemic inflammation in several disorders.
The aim of this study was to assess whether NLR at admission is able to predict severity of AP and some associated outcomes, while trying to establish the best cut-off value for outcomes. Materials and

Methods: Single-center, retrospective study, reviewing clinical data from AP patients admitted ....[more]
Pancreatic Enzyme Supplementation Improves Quality of Life in Patients Following Surgery for Upper GI Cancer
Callum Alexander, Robert Kay, Sajid Waheed Rahman, Chris Deans
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-26-2-322
Read article Background: Unpleasant abdominal symptoms are common following surgery for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) cancer and may occur secondary to pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (EPI). This study investigated symptoms of EPI in patients following surgery and assessed the effect of pancreatic enzyme supplementation (PERT) on these symptoms and the effect of supplementation on quality of life.

Methods: Patients were assessed for symptoms of EPI using a novel questionnaire. Patients who reported two or more symptoms suggestive of EPI were prescribed PERT. Abdominal sympt....[more]
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