Adam S. J. R. Bartlett

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BACKGROUND The impact of hepatic steatosis on outcome following hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) remains controversial with conflicting clinical results. A number of experimental studies have been published examining the relationship between hepatic steatosis and IRI. This systematic review evaluates these experimental studies. METHODS An(More)
The effects of pretransplant obesity, diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), and hypertension (HTN) on outcomes after liver transplantation (LT) are controversial. Questions have also been raised about the appropriateness of the body mass index (BMI) for assessing obesity in patients with end-stage liver disease. Both issues have(More)
There is increasing need to expand availability of donor liver grafts, including steatotic livers. Steatotic liver is associated with poor outcome post-transplantation but with conflicting results in the literature. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of steatotic livers on liver transplantation outcomes. An electronic search of(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion injury is a major cause of post-liver-surgery complications. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been demonstrated to protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury. Clinical studies have examined IPC in liver surgery but with conflicting results. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the effects of IPC on outcome in clinical(More)
Organ transplantation represents one of the great success stories of 20th century medicine. However, its continued success is greatly limited by the shortage of donor organs. This has led to an increased focus within the critical care community on optimal identification and management of the potential organ donor. The multi-organ donor can represent one of(More)
AIM To assess the effects of ischemic preconditioning (IPC, 10-min ischemia/10-min reperfusion) on steatotic liver mitochondrial function after normothermic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). METHODS Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed 8-wk with either control chow or high-fat/high-sucrose diet inducing > 60% mixed steatosis. Three groups (n =(More)
Steatotic livers are susceptible to cold ischemia, which is thought to be secondary to mitochondrial dysfunction. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been reported to improve liver function in the setting of warm ischemia/reperfusion injury, but the effect of IPC on steatotic liver mitochondrial function (MF) with cold ischemia has not been previously(More)
BACKGROUND Steatotic livers are vulnerable to the deleterious effects of ischaemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) that occur after hepatic surgery. Ischaemic preconditioning (IPC) has been shown to abrogate the effects of IRI in patients undergoing hepatic surgery. Experimental studies have suggested that IPC may be beneficial in steatotic livers subjected to(More)
The mononuclear phagocytic system (MPS), comprised of monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells, is essential in tissue homeostasis and in determining the balance of the immune response through its role in antigen presentation. It has been identified as a therapeutic target in infectious disease, cancer, autoimmune disease and transplant rejection. Here,(More)
Background: The impact of hepatic steatosis on bioenergetics following hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) remains controversial and is associated with variable reports on its outcome. Large numbers of studies have been published examining the relationship between hepatic steatosis and cellular bioenergetics following hepatic IRI. This systematic(More)