Liver venous deprivation versus portal vein embolization before major hepatectomy: future liver remnant volumetric and functional changes
Based on serial measurements, liver venous deprivation (embolization of both portal and hepatic vein(s)) gives greater volume and functional gain of the future liver remnant, as compared to portal vein embolization.
Dietary supplementation of health-promoting n-3 PUFAs and their mediators may be promising therapeutic agents for chronic liver disease. However, the anti-inflammatory and ant-fibrotic potential of the DHA mediator resolvin D1 is limited in mice with cholestatic liver disease, as disease progression could not be prevented.
The beneficial effects of intermittent fasting: an update on mechanism, and the role of circadian rhythm and gut microbiota
The current situation of food surplus has made us aware of the dangers of metabolic syndrome, and of the health benefits of fasting. In particular, the intermittent fasting regimen values more via remodeling the circadian clock and gut microbiota.
Review Article on Imaging and HPB Surgery1
Modern imaging modalities are indispensable in the pre-operative staging and surgical planning in pancreatic surgery. This review discusses staging and resectability, as well as the imaging modalities used in the pre-operative assessment of patients with pancreatic tumors.
Fluorescence-guided surgery for hepatobiliary procedures is a relatively new and developing field. The approaches to use of fluorophores for clinical intra-operative image-guidance during HPB surgery is reviewed.
Letter to the Editor
Images in Clinical Medicine
Disclosure:1. The series “Imaging and HPB Surgery”was commissioned by the editorial office, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition without any sponsorship or funding. Yuman Fong, Dana Haddad and Warner Susanne are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.