Hardik L Kotecha

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INTRODUCTION Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) worsens the prognosis of cirrhosis and liver transplantation is only definitive treatment. There is paucity of data about role of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in HPS. METHODS Fourteen patients with HPS and cirrhosis who underwent LDLT were prospectively included. HPS was defined as PaO2 < 80 mmHg in(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) cytology of adrenal masses helps in etiological diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA of adrenal masses in cases where other imaging methods failed and/or were not feasible. METHODS Twenty-one consecutive patients with adrenal masses,(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenal insufficiency (AI), also known as hepato-adrenal syndrome, is a well-known entity in cirrhotic patients. However, factors associated with AI and its effect on survival are still not clear. We determined the prevalence of AI in patients with cirrhosis who had no hemodynamic instability or any acute deterioration, and studied its influence(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage is an effective treatment for many abscesses in the abdomen. We review our experience with EUS-guided drainage of pelvic abscesses. METHODS Thirty consecutive patients who underwent EUS-guided pelvic abscess drainage were evaluated after excluding three patients with distance to transducer >2 cm or(More)
BACKGROUND Absolute eosinophil count (AEC) and procalcitonin (PCT) level may have a prognostic value in critically ill patients. However, their role in cirrhotic patients has never been studied. We evaluated the role of AEC and PCT, obtained at admission, in predicting in-hospital mortality in cirrhotic patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome(More)
Drug induced liver injury (DILI) is a cause of significant morbidity; timely diagnosis is important and requires a high index of suspicion. Terbinafine induced liver injury is rare. We report a case of Terbinafine induced hepatitis-cholestatic injury. The patient had a prolonged recovery phase lasting 3 months after discontinuation of drug.
With advancements in immunosuppressive strategies and availability of better immunosuppressive agents, survival rate following liver transplantation has improved significantly in the recent times. Besides improvements in surgical techniques, the most important factor that has contributed to this better outcome is the progress made in the field of(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) provides an option of minimal invasive intervention over surgery. EUS-guided pancreatogastrostomy (EPH) is particularly useful in patients with altered anatomy where ERCP is not feasible. This paper reports a case of post Whipple surgery pancreatic ductal leak and external(More)