Daniel Wenning

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Cholestatic pruritus may severely compromise quality of life. The Molecular Adsorbents Recirculating System (MARS) allows removal of pruritogenic substances without exposure to foreign proteins. Pediatric data, however, are scant. We retrospectively analyzed the efficacy of MARS in three boys with severe cholestatic pruritus. They received a total of 135(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of strategies to improve mutant CFTR function remains a key priority in the development of new treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF). Previous studies demonstrated that the K⁺ channel opener 1-ethyl-2-benzimidazolone (1-EBIO) potentiates CFTR-mediated Cl⁻ secretion in cultured cells and mouse colon. However, the effects of 1-EBIO(More)
Nowadays liver transplantation is an established treatment for children with end-stage liver disease with very good 1- and 5-year survival. This has been achieved through constant improvement of surgical techniques, new immunosuppressive drugs and clinical management. Indications for liver transplantation in infants and children include acute liver failure(More)
A 10-year-old Arabic boy of consanguineous parents has suffered eight episodes of acute liver failure with haemolysis triggered by intercurrent febrile illnesses. The first crisis occurred at 9 months of age, after which diabetes mellitus developed. By the age of 6 years, short stature, mild myopathy and later skeletal epiphyseal dysplasia also became(More)
pLTx is a highly complex procedure. It can only be performed safely by experienced teams. Starting a new pLTx program in a country with established centers must therefore avoid a learning curve. We have initiated a liver transplantation program for children in 2003. Medical standards were defined by a team of surgeons, pediatricians, radiologists,(More)
Mutations in the gene encoding the canalicular bile salt export pump (BSEP) can result in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 2 (PFIC-2). Treatment options are limited, and PFIC-2 often necessitates liver transplantation. We report on a young woman and a boy who clinically presented with PFIC-2 phenotypes and dramatically improved with(More)
BACKGROUND In randomized controlled trials in adult patients the use of prophylactic broad-spectrum antibiotic reduces the number of insertion site and systemic infections, associated with placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes. For pediatric patients no such trials exist. The aim of this study was to assess the value of antibiotic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The bile salt export pump (BSEP, ABCB11), multidrug resistance protein 3 (MDR3, ABCB4) and the ATPase familial intrahepatic cholestasis 1 (FIC1, ATP8B1) mediate bile formation. This study aimed to determine the contribution of mutations and common variants in the FIC1, BSEP and MDR3 genes to cholestatic disorders of differing disease onset(More)
INTRODUCTION Pediatric liver transplantation is a highly specialized, challenging field. Selective reporting may introduce bias into evidence based clinical decision making, but the precise extent of unpublished data in pediatric liver transplantation is unknown today. We therefore assessed the public availability of completed clinical trials in pediatric(More)