Yong-Feng Liu

Guangzhou Medical University, Feng-t’ien, Liaoning, China

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    ABSTRACT: Aims and background: Hepatobiliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma are rare cystic lesions of the liver. The aim of the study was to discuss the clinical features, diagnostic methods and surgical treatment of hepatobiliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma in our hospital. Methods: Six patients with hepatobiliary cystadenomas and four with hepatobiliary cystadenocarcinomas were evaluated. We collected detailed clinical data, and all patients were followed. Results: Three patients of the 6 with cystadenomas and 2 patients of the 4 with cystadenocarcinomas had marked elevation of CA19-9 (average, 707.0 U/ml and 1078.5 U/ml, respectively). CT scan with contrast revealed typical lesions in all 10 cases, i.e., cyst-occupying lesions with separations in the liver. All patients with hepatobiliary cystadenoma were treated by partial hepatectomy. None of them recurred at a mean follow-up of 40 months. Three patients with hepatobiliary cystadenocarcinoma underwent hepatectomy, without recurrence or metastasis at a mean follow-up of 32 months. Conclusions: Tumor markers (CA19-9) and imaging findings may be helpful for an early diagnosis. Complete resection is still the best choice. Even for hepatobiliary cystadenocarcinoma, considering the low malignant grade, we suggest that for the best prognosis radical excision should be attempted.
    06/2013; 99(2):261-5. DOI:10.1700/1283.14202
  • Bai-Feng Li · Pei-Wen Li · Rui Shi · Zuo-Liang Liu · Yong-Feng Liu ·

    The American surgeon 01/2013; 79(1):37-9. · 0.82 Impact Factor
  • Feng-Shan Wang · Zi-Gong Shao · Jia-Lin Zhang · Yong-Feng Liu ·
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    ABSTRACT: There are studies that report that liver metastases rarely occur in patients with cirrhosis. This study evaluates the relationship between the incidence of liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) and chronic hepatitis virus infection in patients. Three hundred and fifty-four cases of advanced CRC from our hospital were evaluated. The patients were divided into a chronic hepatitis virus infection group and a non-hepatitis virus infection group. The two groups were compared regarding the incidence of colorectal liver metastases and survival. The criterion of colorectal liver metastases was based on liver CT examination and intraoperative exploration results. There were two cases with colorectal liver metastases among the seventy cases of the chronic hepatitis virus infection group. The rate of liver metastases was 2.86%. There were 48 cases with colorectal liver metastases among 284 cases of the non-hepatitis virus infection. The rate of liver metastases was 16.9%. The incidence of colorectal liver metastases between the two groups was significantly different (p<0.01). Five-year survival rates were 60% and 40.8% in the chronic hepatitis virus infection group and the non-hepatitis virus infection group, respectively (p<0.05). The degree of progress in the two groups of patients showed no significant difference. Colorectal liver metastases occur rarely with chronic hepatitis virus infection and the patients in our study had good prognoses.
    Hepato-gastroenterology 12/2011; 59(117):1390-2. DOI:10.5754/hge11747 · 0.93 Impact Factor
  • Xiao-Hang Li · Jia-Lin Zhang · Yong-Feng Liu ·
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    ABSTRACT: The majority of pancreatic insulinomas are of small size and conventional imaging examinations such as percutaneous ultrasonography (US), Computerized Tomography (CT) and MRI usually fail to reveal the lesion. In this article we describe the potential role of combining arteriography with CT, which is superior to single arteriography or CT. A 45-year-old man who suffered from significant catecholaminergic and neuroglycopenic symptoms, such as hypodynamia, sweating, impaired memory and confusion, was diagnosed with insulinoma by biochemical tests. The serum level of glucose of fast in the morning was as low as 1.2 mmol/L, coincident with the low serum level of glucose; the serum level of insulin was 28.77 mIU/L. The fasting insulin-to-glucose ratio was higher than 0.4. The C-peptide of 1097.62 pmol/L was higher than normal. The lesion was not identified on US, CT scan or arteriography. However the combination of arteriography with CT revealed the small insulinoma located at junction of the body and the tail of the pancreas, about 1.0 x 0.8 cm. Intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) verified the lesion which located in the posterior and superior aspect of the pancreas and spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy was performed. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. After the surgery the patient underwent a good recovery and was discharged two weeks later. He has developed no further episodes of hypoglycemia two years after the surgery. Combining arteriography with CT is a valuable examination for insulinoma, and IOUS is helpful to verify the lesion. Entire excision of the lesion is the best way of treatment.
    Hepato-gastroenterology 11/2010; 57(104):1579-83. · 0.93 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the correlations between MELD score and left ventricular function in patients with end-stage liver disease. A total of 92 patients who prepared for orthotopic liver transplantation from January 2002 to May 2008 were enrolled in this study. Of these Patients, 75 were males and 17 were females, and the mean age was 50.3+/-9.5 years; 85 were cirrhosis, 7 were cirrhosis with primary liver cancer. Preoperative information, including biochemical parameters, coagulation parameters, indicators of hepatitis virology, two-dimensional echocardiography and electrocardiogram were collected. According to MELD (the Model for End-stage Liver Disease) scoring system, these subjects were categorized into three groups: MELD score is less than or equal to 9 points (31 cases, 33.7%); 10 is less than or equal to MELD score is less than or equal to 19 points (45 cases, 48.9%); MELD score is more than or equal to 20 points (16 cases, 17.4%). The relationships between MELD score and classification and cardiac function were determined by chi-square test, analysis of variance, rank sum test and correlation analysis, et al. MELD score was significantly correlated with left atrial diameter (LAD), interventricular septum thickness (IVST), left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD), aortic flow (AF), cardiac output (CO), QRS interval (QRSI) and corrected QT interval (QTc) (r = 0.317, 0.341, 0.228, 0.387, 0.325, 0.209 and 0.347, respectively; P value less than 0.01, respectively); except QRSI, these variables and left ventricular posterior wall thickness (LVPWT) were also correlated with INR (a MELD component) (r = 0.282, 0.319, 0.322, 0.435, 0.275, 0.320 and 0.237, respectively; P value less than 0.01, respectively); LAD, LVEDD, AF, CO and QTc were correlated with serum total bilirubin (r = 0.241, 0.219, 0.357, 0.246 and 0.253, respectively; P value less than 0.05, respectively); IVST and E/A ratio (A blood flow [from left atrium to left ventricular] velocity ratio between early diastole [E wave] and late diastole[A wave] ) were correlated with serum creatinine (r = 0.216 and -0.343; P value less than 0.05 and 0.01); the proportion of E/A is less than or equal to 1 in all subjects was 46.7% (43/92), and 48.4% (15/31), 35.6% (16/45) and 75.0% (12/16) in each group, besides, there was statistically significant difference between 10 is less than or equal to MELD score is less than or equal to 19 points group and MELD score is more than or equal to 20 points group (X2 = 7.359, P = 0.009). There are different degrees of left ventricular structure, function and electrophysiological changes in patients with end-stage liver disease, these anomalies also will be increased with the MELD score increasing.
    Zhonghua gan zang bing za zhi = Zhonghua ganzangbing zazhi = Chinese journal of hepatology 10/2010; 18(10):758-62.
  • Gang Wu · Xue-dan Li · Rui Shi · Yi Liu · Bai-feng Li · Yong-feng Liu ·
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the characteristic findings of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) to increase the recognition of AIP. From February 2002 to April 2008, a total of 14 cases of AIP were reviewed by clinical, imaging, serologic, histopathologic features and treatment response. There were 13 male and 1 female, with a mean age of 53 years. The main clinical manifestations included progressive obstructive jaundice in 11 cases, upper abdomen pain in 3 cases. Diffuse enlargement of pancreas and diffuse narrowing of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) were observed in 11 cases, while 3 patients showed localized pancreatic head enlargement and focal narrowing of the MPD. Distal common bile duct stenosis was found in all cases. Increased expression of serum immunoglobulin G was found in 7 patients. Autoantibody test was positive in 5 of 12 patients. Nine of 14 patients with AIP had extrapancreatic organ involvement. Massive lymphocytes and plasma cells infiltration in pancreatic tissues were showed on pathology, as well as parenchymal fibrosis. Seven earlier patients were treated initially with surgical laparotomy or resection for suspected malignancy. Steroid therapy was given to the other patients and was responsive. There were 4 recurrences after initial treatment. AIP should be a differential diagnosis in pancreatic head mass in order to avoid unnecessary resection.
    Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 04/2010; 48(7):484-7.
  • Bai-feng Li · Yong-feng Liu · Ying Cheng · Jia-lin Zhang ·
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect and mechanism of cytokine and inducible nitric oxide synthase on apoptosis and function of rat pancreas islets cultured in vitro. Islets from Wistar rats were cultured in vitro and divided randomly into four groups: blank control group, cytokine group of islets cultured with TNF-alpha+IL-1beta, aminoguanidine (AG) group of islets cultured with aminoguanidine, and AG + cytokine group of islets cultured with TNF-alpha+IL-1beta and aminoguanidine. The nutrient fluid nitric oxide level and islets cNOS/iNOS activity were detected by test kit and the expressions of iNOS mRNA and apoptosis related gene (Bax, Bcl-2) were evaluated by RT-PCR. The viability of the islets was examined by AO/EB staining and the function of the islets was detected by insulin secretion index assay. After co-cultured with cytokines IL-1beta and TNF-alpha, the expression and activity of iNOS in islet tissues enhanced (38.93+/-4.72) U/mL and the concentration of NO in medium increased remarkably(313.0+/-35.4) mol/L.The survival rate of cells and the insulin secretion index decreased with the up-regulation of proapoptosis gene and down-regulation of anti-apoptosis gene. But the activity of cNOS remained unchanged. Aminoguanidine reduced the cell apoptosis and increased the survival rate and insulin secretion index, and the activity of iNOS was inhibited. iNOS plays an important role in the apoptosis of islets cultured by cytokines TNF-alpha and IL1-beta. Aminoguanidine prevents the islets from the damage of iNOS, alleviates the impairment of cytokines to islets, lessens the cell apoptosis and ameliorates the survival and function of islets.
    Xi bao yu fen zi mian yi xue za zhi = Chinese journal of cellular and molecular immunology 01/2010; 26(1):9-12.
  • Bai-feng Li · Yong-feng Liu · Ying Cheng · Jia-lin Zhang · Ben-gang Wang ·
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of iNOS gene on cell apoptosis and insulin secretion of pancreas islet in rats by RNA inference (RNAi). Islets obtained from thirty Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups, and siRNA oligo was purchased from Genepharma in Shanghai. The cultured islets were transfected with iNOS siRNA, and then were divided into five groups. Islet cultured only was taken as blank control group, and cultured with TNF-alpha + IL-1 beta as cytokine group. Islet transfected with negative or iNOS siRNA were taken as negative transfection control group or RNAi group, while that transfected with iNOS siRNA and cultured with TNF-alpha + IL-1 beta as RNAi + cytokine group. Expression of iNOS mRNA was evaluated by RT-PCR and iNOS protein was evaluated by Western blot to detect the effect of RNAi. The expression of apoptosis correlated gene, Bax, Fas were analyzed, and the apoptotic cells were identified by TUNEL method meanwhile. Insulin secretion index assay the function of the islets. 500 - 600 IEQ islets could be extracted from every rat. RNAi attenuated the expression of iNOS and restrained the synthesis of iNOS protein.With treatment of cytokines IL-1 beta and TNF-alpha, the level of iNOS increased remarkably, the expression of Bax and Fas ascended distinctly, and insulin secretion index decreased strikingly. While, the expression of apoptosis gene and amount of apoptotic cells descended in group of RNAi + cytokine, and insulin secretion index were satisfying. The apoptosis from cytokines to islets mediated by iNOS could be suppressed by RNAi, which leaded to favorable function and survival of islets.
    Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 09/2009; 47(18):1406-9.
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    ABSTRACT: To summarize the experience in the managements of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and to evaluate the impact of PVT on intraoperative course and postoperative outcome in liver transplantation. Between May 1995 and September 2007, 194 orthotopic liver transplantations were performed, of which 24 cases presented portal vein thrombosis. There were 12 patients with grade I, 9 with grade II, 2 with grade III and 1 with grade IV. The management of PVT depended mainly on its extent. Ligation of the collateral circulation, especially spontaneous or surgical splenorenal shunt, was made as approaches to improve portal flow.Heparin or low-molecule-weight heparin as a prophylactic anticoagulation therapy was maintained during and after operation if prothrombin time is less than eighteen seconds. Follow-up Doppler ultrasonography was used daily in the early postoperative period. Risk factors and variables associated with the transplant and the post-transplant period were analyzed and compared with 170 patients transplanted without PVT. Surgical techniques were eversion thromboendovenectomy in 21 patients with PVT grades I and II, extra-anatomic mesenteric graft in 2 with grade III, and anastomosis to a collateral vein in 1 with grade IV. The study demonstrated more RBC transfusions [(15.2 +/- 11.8) U vs. (8.6 +/- 6.6) U, P = 0.006], longer surgery procedures [(492 +/- 89) min vs. (403 +/- 105) min, P = 0.001] and hospital stay [(32.4 +/- 13.5) d vs. (22.1 +/- 9.1) d, P = 0.001] in the PVT group. However, there were no differences in overall morbidity (58.3% vs. 50.6%, P = 0.478), hospital mortality (8.3% vs.6.5%, P = 0.73) and 1-year survival (87.5% vs. 89.4%, P = 0.778). The incidence of rethrombosis was higher in the PVT group (8.3% vs.1.2%, P = 0.021). Two cases rethrombosis were successfully cured by percutaneous thrombolysis, balloon angioplasty, and stent placement. Portal thrombosis is associated with greater operative complexity and rethrombosis, but has no influence on overall morbidity and mortality in liver transplantation.
    Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 05/2009; 47(8):590-3.
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    ABSTRACT: To study the prevention and treatment of biliary complications after orthotopic liver transplantation. Clinical data of 183 recipients who had received liver transplantation between May 1995 and December 2006 were retrospectively analyzed. Biliary complications occurred in 15 patients (15/183, 8.2%). The incidence for short-term and long-term complication were 6.0% (11/183) and 2.2% (4/183) respectively. No biliary complications was due to hepatic artery thrombosis(HAT). Four cases who received PTC(percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography) with stent insertion,8 cases who received ERCP( endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) with stent insertion and 1 who received Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy for anastomotic stricture were successfully cured. Two cases required relaparotomy died for fungus infection eventually. The mortality due to biliary complications was 1.1%. The rapid combined abdominal organ harvesting technique could shorten the ischemia time and ameliorate the injury due to vascular and bile duct variances, which could reduce the incidence of biliary complication. PTC and (or) ERCP combined with stent insertion were main procedure for biliary complications not related to HAT after liver transplantation.
    Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 07/2008; 46(12):911-3.
  • Feng-Shan Wang · Yong-Feng Liu ·
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    ABSTRACT: T h e t r e a t m e n t o f h e p a t i c m e t a s t a s i s i s a very difficult problem in tumor treatment. Although there are more therapeutic methods now available, the cure rate is still not very satisfactory. Metastatic liver cancer prognosis depends on the site of the original tumor, the degree of malignancy, the involvement of the liver, and extrahepatic metastases in patients with systemic conditions. Patients with Advanced liver metastasis of the tumor, can only be treated with a comprehensive treatment consisting mainly of surgical methods that can improve the quality of life and prolong survival. This paper reviews the progress in the treatment of hepatic metastasis.
    World Chinese Journal of Digestology 01/2008; 16(2).
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    Bai-Feng Li · Yong-Feng Liu · Ying Cheng · Ke-Zhong Zhang · Tie-Min Li · Ning Zhao ·
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effect of inducible nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, aminoguanidine, on pancreas transplantation in rats. A model of pancreas transplantation was established in rats. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to sham-operation control group (n = 6), transplant control group (n = 6), and aminoguanidine (AG) treatment group (n = 18). In the AG group, aminoguanidine was added to intravascular infusion as the onset of reperfusion at the dose of 60 mg/kg, 80 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg body weight, respectively. Serum nitric oxide (NO) level, blood sugar and amylase activity were detected. Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) test kit was used to detect the pancreas cNOS and inducible NOS (iNOS) activity. Pancreas sections stained with HE and immunohistochemistry were evaluated under a light microscope. As compared with the transplant control group, the serum NO level and amylase activity decreased obviously and the evidence for pancreas injury was much less in the AG group. The AG (80 mg/kg body weight) group showed the most significant difference in NO and amylase (NO: 66.0 +/- 16.6 vs 192.3 +/- 60.0, P < 0.01 and amylase: 1426 +/- 177 vs 4477 +/- 630, P < 0.01). The expression and activity of tissue iNOS, and blood sugar in the AG (80 mg/kg body weight) group were much lower than those in the transplant control group (iNOS: 2.01 +/- 0.23 vs 26.59 +/- 5.78, P < 0.01 and blood sugar: 14.2 +/- 0.9 vs 16.8 +/- 1.1, P < 0.01). Selective iNOS inhibitor, aminoguanidine as a free radical, has a protective effect on pancreas transplantation in rats by inhibiting NO and reducing its toxicity.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 12/2007; 13(45):6066-71. DOI:10.3748/wjg.13.6066 · 2.37 Impact Factor
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    Ying Cheng · Yong-Feng Liu · Jia-Lin Zhang · Tie-Min Li · Ning Zhao ·
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    ABSTRACT: To determine whether the elevated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression produced by the transfected vascular endothelial cells (VECs) could stimulate angiogenesis of the graft islets and exert its effect on the graft function. Thirty diabetic recipient rats were divided into three groups (n=10 per group). In the control group, 300 IEQ islets were transplanted in each rat under the capsule of the right kidney, which were considered as marginal grafts. In the VEC group, VEC together with the islets were transplanted in each rat. In the VEGF group, VEC transfected by pIRES2-EGFP/VEGF165 plasmid and the islets were transplanted in each rat. Blood glucose and insulin levels were evaluated every other day after operation. Intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) was performed 10 d after the transplantation. Hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining was used to evaluate the histological features of the graft islets. Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect insulin-6, VEGF and CD34 (MVD) expression in the graft islets. Blood glucose and insulin levels in the VEGF group restored to normal 3 d after transplantation. In contrast, diabetic rats receiving the same islets with or without normal VECs displayed moderate hyperglycemia and insulin, without a significant difference between these two groups. IVGTT showed that both the amplitude of blood glucose induction and the kinetics of blood glucose in the VEGF group restored to normal after transplantation. H&E and immunohistochemical staining showed the presence of a large amount of graft islets under the capsule of the kidney, which were positively stained with insulin-6 and VEGF antibodies in the VEGF group. In the cell masses, CD34-stained VECs were observed. The similar masses were also seen in the other two groups, but with a fewer positive cells stained with insulin-6 and CD34 antibodies. No VEGF-positive cells appeared in these groups. Microvessel density (MVD) was significantly higher in the VEGF group compared to the other two groups. Elevated VEGF production by transfected vascular endothelial cells in the site of islet transplantation stimulates angiogenesis of the islet grafts. The accelerated islet revascularization in early stage could improve the outcome of islet transplantation, and enhance the graft survival.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 05/2007; 13(20):2862-6. DOI:10.1097/00007890-201007272-01957 · 2.37 Impact Factor
  • Lei Yang · Yong-feng Liu · Gang Wu · Ying Cheng · Fang-feng Liu · Jia-lin Zhang ·
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    ABSTRACT: To identify the effect of PNA CXCR3 on acute rejection of islet allograft. The mice islet transplant models were used. The mice were divided into three groups including saline group, PNA CXCR3 group and mismatch PNA group. In vitro the proliferation capability of T cell was assessed by proliferative responses. RT-PCR and western blot were used to detect the expression of mRNA and protein. Flow cytometry was applied to determine the expression level of CXCR3 in spleen CD3(+) T cells. Compared with saline [(6.72 +/- 1.48) d] and PNA mismatch-treated recipients [(6.54 +/- 0.86) d], PNA CXCR3-treated recipients demonstrated statistically significant prolongation [(9.70 +/- 1.57) d] in functional allograft survival. The CXCR3 mRNA expression level of PNA CXCR3 group (1.06 +/- 0.07) was significantly down-regulated compared with saline (1.98 +/- 0.22) and PNA mismatch (1.87 +/- 0.10) group at the 7th day after transplant. The date showed that CXCR3 protein and lymphocytes proliferation capability was significantly down-regulated in PNA CXCR3 group compared with saline and PNA mismatch group (P<0.01). The present study indicates that PNA CXCR3 can inhibit T cell activating and prolonging the survival time of islet allograft and has a substantial therapeutic effect on inhibiting acute allograft rejection.
    Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 02/2007; 45(3):210-3.
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    ABSTRACT: To explore methods of preventing and reversing rejection after simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation. Seventeen patients underwent SPK transplantation from September 1999 to September 2003 were reviewed retrospectively. Immunosuppression was achieved by a triple drug regimen consisting of cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofteil (MMF), and steroids. Three patients were treated with anti-CD3 monoclone antibody (OKT3, 5 mg x d(-1)) for induction therapy for a mean period of 5-7 days. One patients received IL-2 receptor antibodies (daclizumab) in a dose of 1 mg x kg(-1) on the day of transplant and the 5th day posttransplant. One patient was treated with both OKT3 and daclizumab for induction. No primary non-functionality of either kidney or pancreas occurred in this series of transplantations. Function of all the kidney grafts recovered within 2 to 4 days after transplantation. The level of serum creatinine was 94 +/- 11 micromol/L on the 7th day posttransplant. One patient experienced the accelerated rejection, resulting in the resection of the pancreas and kidney grafts because of the failure of conservative therapy. The incidence of the first rejection episodes at 3 months was 47.1% (8/17). Only the kidney was involved in 35.3% (6/17); and both the pancreas and kidney were involved in 11.8% (2/17). All these patients received a high-dose pulse of methylprednisone (0.5 g x d(-1)) for 3 days. OKT3 (0.5 mg x d(-1)) was administered for 7-10 days in two patients with both renal and pancreas rejection. All the grafts were successfully rescued. Rejection, particularly acute rejection, is the major cause influencing graft function in SPK transplantation. Monitoring renal function and pancreas exocrine secretion, and reasonable application of immunosuppressants play important roles in the diagnosis and treatment of rejection.
    Chinese Medical Sciences Journal 10/2005; 20(3):210-3.
  • Chun-hui Yuan · Yong-feng Liu · Jian Liang · Ning Zhao · San-guang He ·
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the effects of nitric oxide (NO) on reperfusion injury following pancreaticoduodenal transplantation in rats. The homologous male Wistar rat model of heterotopic total pancreaticoduodenal transplantation was used. The L-arginine (L-Arg) group received intravenous injection of L-Arg 5 minutes before and after reperfusion at a dose of 200 mg/kg while the N-Nitro-L-Arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) group received intravenous injection of L-NAME at a dose of 10 mg/kg, and control group received saline. The amount of NO in the pancreas graft was measured. Serum concentration of cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant (CINC) determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay, expression of CINC mRNA detected by Northern blot assay, and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity in the pancreas graft were measured. Histological observation was performed. The amount of NO in the L-Arg group was higher than in the control group, while in the L-NAME group was lower than in the control group (P < 0.05). The peak of serum CINC concentration occurred 3 hours after reperfusion with significant difference among groups. Expression peak of CINC mRNA in the pancreas graft occurred 3 hours after reperfusion. The expression level in the L-Arg group was lower than in the control group, the L-NAME group was higher than control group (P < 0.05). MPO activity in the L-Arg group obviously decreasd compared with other groups. The pancreas inflammation was ameliorated in L-Arg group, and pancreas damage was aggravated in L-NAME group. L-Arg can increase the amount of NO and inhibit the elevation of CINC, CINC mRNA expression, and early neutrophil accumulation in the transplanted pancreas. NO has protective effects on the ischemia/reperfusion injury of pancreaticoduodenal transplantation.
    Chinese Medical Sciences Journal 07/2005; 20(2):142-6.
  • Chun-hui Yuan · Yong-feng Liu · Gui-chen Li ·
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the impact of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection on the long-term survival of renal transplantation recipients. A total of 443 patients who received renal allografts from 1992 to 2002 were analyzed. Outcome and survival were compared among four groups retrospectively. Twelve patients were positive for both hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and HCV antibody (anti-HCV) (group 1), 18 were HBsAg-positive and anti-HCV-negative (group 2), 26 were HBsAg-negative and anti-HCV-positive (group 3) and 387 were negative for both markers (group 4). The mean follow-up period was 6.1 +/- 2.8 years (range, 0.5-10 years) for all patients. Group 2 had significantly higher liver-related complications (38.9%) and liver-related death (16.7%) than did group 4 (0%, P < 0.01). Among all patients, 4 HBsAg-positive patients had fulminant hepatitis and died within two years of transplantation. Three patients (group 2) who died were seropositive for HBeAg and/or HBV DNA and none had a history of or positive serologic marker to indicate hepatitis of other etiologies. One (group 1), two (group 2), and one patient (group 3) developed liver cirrhosis respectively, and hepatocellular carcinoma occurred in two patients (group 2) and one patient (group 3). Despite high liver-related mortality in HBV-infected patients, no significant differences among the four groups in the long-term graft and patient survivals were demonstrated. The presence of HBsAg or anti-HCV was not associated with poor prognosis as determined by Cox regression analysis. HBV or HCV infection is not a contraindiction to kidney transplantation in Chinese patients. However, it should be noted that serious liver-related complications may occur and limit survival in patients infected with HBV and/or HCV after kidney transplantation.
    Chinese Medical Sciences Journal 07/2005; 20(2):129-32.
  • Ying Cheng · Jia-Lin Zhang · Yong-Feng Liu · Tie-Min Li · Ning Zhao ·
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    ABSTRACT: Islet transplantation is considered a potentially curative treatment for diabetic mellitus. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of islet transplant through the spleen. Both donor and recipient Wistar rats (BW150+/-20 g) were provided by the Animal Center of China Medical University, Shenyang, China. Islets were isolated and purified with the modified Minnesota program. 600-800IE graft islets were handpicked and transplanted through the spleen of diabetic recipients. Blood glucose and insulin were evaluated after operation every other day. IVGTT was performed 10 days after transplantation. 300-400IE islet was procured from one donor rat. Secretion index (SI) of the glucose stress was 5.59+/-0.62, showing the graft functioning well. The diabetic rats restored normal blood glucose levels of 3.4-5.4 mmol/L (mean 4.8 mmol/L). Their insulin levels were as normal as 8.5-12.2 microIU/ml. The K value of IVGTT in the rats after transplantation was similar to the normal one. The islets can be transplanted successfully through the spleen, while avoiding the complications caused by traditional transplantation through the portal vein, such as bleeding and portal vein hypertension. The graft islets loss can be reduced because of less centrifugation and mechanic pressure. In conclusion, transplantation through the spleen is a simple and feasible method.
    Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international: HBPD INT 06/2005; 4(2):203-6. · 1.17 Impact Factor
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    Ying Cheng · Yong-Feng Liu · Dong-Hua Cheng · Bai-Feng Li · Ning Zhao ·
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    ABSTRACT: CMU-1 is a new preservation solution with a low potassium concentration as well as low viscosity that is highly effective in reducing preservation injury. The purpose of this experiment is to compare the protective effect of CMU-1 solution with that of UW during cold preservation and normothermic reperfusion. Wistar rats were divided into two groups according to different preservation solution: CMU-1 group and UW group. After 6, 12 and 24 h cold storage of rat liver in different preservation solutions, the isolated perfused rat liver model was applied to reperfuse the liver for 120 min normothermically (37 degrees C) with Krebs-Henseleit solution, meanwhile the pH value of the preservation solution was measured. The perfusate was sampled for the evaluation of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). At the end of the reperfusion, all of the bile product was collected, energy metabolic substrate and histological examination were performed. After preserving for 6 h, pH value of both groups did not change; after 12 h, both decreased but with no significant difference. After 24 h, pH value in UW solution group significantly decreased. The total adenine nucleotides level and AEC in liver tissue decreased with preservation time, but they were higher in CMU-1 group. And the amount of bile product after perfusion for 120 min in CMU-1 group was much more than that in UW group. However, there were no significant differences in ALT and LDH levels between two groups. Histology showed no difference. The preservation effect of CMU-1 solution is similar with that of UW solution. However, CMU-1 solution shows some advantages over UW solution in energy metabolism, preventing intracellular acidosis and bile product.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 05/2005; 11(16):2522-5. · 2.37 Impact Factor
  • Gui-Chen Li · Chun-Hui Yuan · Ying Cheng · Yong-Feng Liu ·
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    ABSTRACT: To study the changes of canine Oddi sphincter (SO) function after pancreas transplantation with bladder drainage and the effect on the graft function. Normal canine SO, transplant canine SO and canine SO in vitro manometry were performed by triple lumen catheter. At the same time, pancreas endocrine and exocrine function after transplantation were determined. After transplantation, anti-reflux function of graft SO was also measured. Endocrine and exocrine function of all the transplanted dogs showed that pancreas graft function was good. Basal pressure of SO in control group was (18.5 +/- 2.8) mm Hg (1 mm Hg = 0.133 kPa). The contraction frequency was (9.7 +/- 1.5) per min, the contraction amplitude was (47.1 +/- 5.5) mm Hg, the motility index was (236 +/- 56). After transplantation, basal pressure increased to (27.8 +/- 2.8) mm Hg, frequency increased to (13.1 +/- 1.9) per min, amplitude decreased significantly to (8.3 +/- 1.8) mm Hg. There was no significant difference of motility index. Basal pressure of SO in vitro increased significantly to (37.2 +/- 5.1) mm Hg. Phasic contraction was not absent. After transplantation, the pressure in the bile duct residual did not increase in accordance with the increase of bladder pressure. After pancreas transplantation with bladder drainage, Basal pressure and frequency of canine SO could increase while amplitude could decrease, which provide the anti-reflux function of graft SO and may serve as an obstacle to pancreatic juice flow.
    Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 09/2004; 42(15):929-31.