Jian-Xu Yang

Sun Yat-Sen University, Shengcheng, Guangdong, China

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    ABSTRACT: To explore the recipient's reproduction after liver transplantation (LT) and assess the outcomes of their offspring. We retrospectively analyzed the reproduction status of 13 post-LT patients among 336 post-LT recipients during a follow-up period. Physical and intellectual status of their offspring were evaluated by developmental index and Denever developmental screening test. A total of 16 children were mothered or fathered by 13 LT patients. Two female patients mothered a boy and a girl. Ten male patients fathered 6 male and 8 female children while another male fathered a child at 28 gestational weeks. Eleven patients fathered the first gestation 21 mon (medium) since LT, and fathered 15 pregnancies. Twelve of 14 deliveries had a mean gestation age of (38.2 ± 1.8) weeks, with a mean birth weight of (3.1 ± 0.5) kg. Among 12 newborns, 3 were premature and 2 of a low birth weight. Two female patients delivered 2 babies with a gestation age of 37.3 and 40.4 weeks, a birth weight of 2.7 and 3.4 kg, and anoxia neonatorum in one case. No deformity was found. Thirteen of 16 children had almost normal developmental indices and ten had almost normal Denever developmental screening. Post-LT patients of reproductive age are able to reproduce offspring. The short-term development of their offspring is relatively normal.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2012 · Zhonghua yi xue za zhi
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    ABSTRACT: The use of transanastomotic stents for Roux-en-Y hepatojejunostomy (RYHJ) in liver transplantation (LT) remains controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the role of transanastomotic stent for RYHJ in LT. RYHJ for biliary reconstruction in LT was performed in 52 patients. Twenty-five patients had bile duct reconstruction by RYHJ with transanastomotic stents (S group), while 27 patients underwent the same procedure without transanastomotic stents (non-S group). The two groups were compared in terms of post-LT biliary complications and survival. The incidences of bile leakage, anastomotic stricture, non-anastomotic stricture, biliary sludge/lithiasis and biliary infection were 12% (3/25), 9.5% (2/21), 23.5% (4/17), 11.8% (2/17), and 24% (6/25), respectively in the S group, and 0, 0, 20.0% (5/25), 10.0% (2/20), and 16.7% (4/24), respectively in the non-S group. One and three year survival rates were 48.0% (12/25) and 34.0% (8/23), respectively, in the S group and 57.7% (15/26) and 38.9% (7/18), respectively, in the non-S group. There was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of the incidence of various biliary complications and survival (P > 0.05). The routine use of transanastomotic stents is not necessary for RYHJ for biliary reconstruction in LT.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · Chinese medical journal
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    ABSTRACT: Few studies have been performed to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in liver transplantation (LT) patients in the mainland of China. This study aimed to investigate the HRQOL of post-LT patients in a single center. HRQOL was evaluated by the SF-36 (Chinese version) questionnaire in 60 patients (LT group) who had received LT for benign end-stage liver disease (BELD). Fifty-five patients with BELD (BELD group) and 50 healthy volunteers from the general population (GP group) were also evaluated, and the results were compared among the three groups. There was a significant difference among the three groups in terms of the scores of eight domains in the SF-36 (P<0.01). Patients in the BELD group had lower scores in each domain of the SF-36 in comparison with those in the GP group (P<0.025). The LT group had mental health scores equivalent to those of the BELD group (P>0.025), but higher scores for the remaining seven domains (P<0.025). Compared with the GP group, the LT group scored equivalently for role physical, body pain, vitality, social function and role emotion (P>0.025), but had lower scores for the remaining three domains (P<0.025). Lower family income was found to be associated with reduced physical function and mental health scores (P<0.05). Better education was associated with increased mental health scores (P<0.05). LT patients generally have a good HRQOL although some respects of their HRQOL remains to be improved. Lower family income and poor education are important factors relating to the poor HRQOL of LT patients.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2012 · Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international: HBPD INT
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the status of anxiety and depression for liver transplant (LT) recipients and explore their impact factors. During the period of January 2005 to December 2008, the symptoms of anxiety and depression for 53 post-LT recipients (LT group) and 48 patients with benign end-stage liver disease (BELD group) were assessed by the self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) and the self-rating depression scale (SDS). And they were compared with that of domestic norm (Norm group). The impact factors of anxiety and depression for LT recipients were analyzed by stepwise logistic regression. The anxiety scores of LT, BELD and Norm groups were (42 ± 9), (47 ± 11) and (30 ± 10) and the depression scores of three groups (48 ± 11), (52 ± 11) and (33 ± 9) respectively. The anxiety score was different significantly among three groups (P < 0.01). It was higher in the LT and BELD groups than that in the Norm Group (P < 0.01) while it was lower in the LT group than that in the BELD group (P < 0.05). The depression scores were different significantly among three groups (P < 0.01). It was higher in the LT and BELD groups than that in the Norm Group. And it was lower in the LT group than that in the BELD group (P < 0.05). The impact factor of anxiety for LT recipients was patient age and that of depression per capita monthly family income. The level of anxiety and depression of post-LT recipients is higher than that of domestic norm. The main impact factor for post-LT anxiety is patient age and that of depression per capita monthly family income.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2011 · Zhonghua yi xue za zhi