K Rifai

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Fine needle sclerotherapy as a new effective therapeutic approach for nonparasitic splenic cysts: a case series
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Dig Liver Dis 45:595-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint No evidence of substantial growth progression or complications of large focal nodular hyperplasia during pregnancy
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Scand J Gastroenterol 48:88-92. 2013
  3. doi request reprint ARFI elastography of the spleen is inferior to liver elastography for the detection of portal hypertension
    K Rifai
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Ultraschall Med 32:E24-30. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint The Prometheus device for extracorporeal support of combined liver and renal failure
    Kinan Rifai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Blood Purif 23:298-302. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint [Liver dialysis]
    K Rifai
    Abteilung für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 130:S235-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint A new side effect of immunosuppression: high incidence of hearing impairment after liver transplantation
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Liver Transpl 12:411-5. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Removal selectivity of Prometheus: a new extracorporeal liver support device
    Kinan Rifai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, Hannover 30625, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 12:940-4. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Repeated administration of a vitamin preparation containing glycocholic acid in patients with hepatobiliary disease
    K Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1337-45. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint [Severe drug hepatitis caused by Chelidonium]
    K Rifai
    Abteilung für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625, Hannover
    Internist (Berl) 47:749-51. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Severe hearing loss after liver transplantation
    K Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Transplant Proc 37:1918-9. 2005

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Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Fine needle sclerotherapy as a new effective therapeutic approach for nonparasitic splenic cysts: a case series
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Dig Liver Dis 45:595-9. 2013
    ..Nonparasitic splenic cysts are rare. Until now, surgical intervention has been the standard therapy of symptomatic splenic cysts...
  2. doi request reprint No evidence of substantial growth progression or complications of large focal nodular hyperplasia during pregnancy
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Scand J Gastroenterol 48:88-92. 2013
    ..The authors investigated the growth pattern of FNH during pregnancy and possible related complications...
  3. doi request reprint ARFI elastography of the spleen is inferior to liver elastography for the detection of portal hypertension
    K Rifai
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Ultraschall Med 32:E24-30. 2011
    ..Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) is a new technology offering elastography of different tissues. Here, we present initial spleen elastography data and evaluate its influencing factors, especially portal hypertension...
  4. ncbi request reprint The Prometheus device for extracorporeal support of combined liver and renal failure
    Kinan Rifai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Blood Purif 23:298-302. 2005
    ..Therefore, it is a promising treatment option for patients with hepatorenal syndrome (HRS)...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Liver dialysis]
    K Rifai
    Abteilung für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 130:S235-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint A new side effect of immunosuppression: high incidence of hearing impairment after liver transplantation
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Liver Transpl 12:411-5. 2006
    ..Calcineurin inhibitor-related neurotoxicity appears as a possible mechanism. Further prospective investigations with objective hearing tests are necessary to confirm these results and to evaluate the role of immunosuppression...
  7. ncbi request reprint Removal selectivity of Prometheus: a new extracorporeal liver support device
    Kinan Rifai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, Hannover 30625, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 12:940-4. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether treatment with the Prometheus reg system significantly affects cytokines, coagulation factors and other plasma proteins...
  8. ncbi request reprint Repeated administration of a vitamin preparation containing glycocholic acid in patients with hepatobiliary disease
    K Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1337-45. 2006
    ..However, little information exists about possible consequences of bile acid administration such as glycocholic acid, especially if liver disease is pre-existing...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Severe drug hepatitis caused by Chelidonium]
    K Rifai
    Abteilung für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625, Hannover
    Internist (Berl) 47:749-51. 2006
    ..As no autoantibodies were detectable, an idiosyncratic reaction as the cause of drug-induced hepatitis is probable. In cases of unknown hepatitis, herbal medications should be taken into account as a possible cause...
  10. ncbi request reprint Severe hearing loss after liver transplantation
    K Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Transplant Proc 37:1918-9. 2005
    ..In most patients, onset of hearing loss is early and bilateral, suggesting a dose-dependent toxicity. The pathogenetic role of different immunosuppressants remains to be evaluated...
  11. ncbi request reprint Review article: clinical experience with Prometheus
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover Germany
    Ther Apher Dial 10:132-7. 2006
    ..A significant improvement of the biochemical milieu was already observed after two treatments. The potential to remove protein-bound and water-soluble substances has been shown without signs of a significant unselective removal...
  12. ncbi request reprint Treatment of severe refractory pruritus with fractionated plasma separation and adsorption (Prometheus)
    Kinan Rifai
    Divison of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Scand J Gastroenterol 41:1212-7. 2006
    ..Here we report on the effect of Prometheus therapy in patients with intractable cholestatic pruritus...
  13. doi request reprint Changes in plasma amino acids during extracorporeal liver support by fractionated plasma separation and adsorption
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Artif Organs 34:166-70. 2010
    ..This may contribute to positive pathophysiologic effects, especially on hepatic encephalopathy. However, the clinical significance of these findings needs to be further evaluated...
  14. doi request reprint Clinical feasibility of liver elastography by acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI)
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Dig Liver Dis 43:491-7. 2011
    ..Transient elastography is increasingly used for assessment of liver fibrosis. Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) is a new technology to perform liver elastography...
  15. doi request reprint Fractionated plasma separation and adsorption: current practice and future options
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Liver Int 31:13-5. 2011
    ..Furthermore, there have been promising results with FPSA in the treatment of refractory cholestatic pruritus. Regarding acute liver failure, only few data are currently available...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prometheus--a new extracorporeal system for the treatment of liver failure
    Kinan Rifai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    J Hepatol 39:984-90. 2003
    ..In a simultaneous step, high-flux hemodialysis is performed. We assessed safety, adsorber efficiency and clinical efficacy of the Prometheus system...
  17. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in patient receiving liver transplantation for viral hepatitis
    K Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Z Gastroenterol 50:760-5. 2012
    ..Only limited data on gender differences in patients undergoing liver transplantation (OLT) exist. We studied the gender distribution in patients who underwent liver transplantation for viral hepatitis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Retrospective analysis of the impact of immunosuppression on the course of recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation
    M J Bahr
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Transplant Proc 37:1703-4. 2005
    ..In a substantial proportion of patients, recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation (OLT) rapidly progresses to graft cirrhosis. The role of different immunosuppressive schemes is not well evaluated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Elevated bound leptin correlates with energy expenditure in cirrhotics
    J Ockenga
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Gastroenterology 119:1656-62. 2000
    ..Our aim was to characterize leptin components and their relationships to body composition, resting energy expenditure (REE), and substrate use in patients with posthepatic liver cirrhosis...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Liver replacement therapy. Reliable indications in acute liver failure]
    K Rifai
    Abteilung Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Internist (Berl) 44:1485-90. 2003
    ..There is no current indication for the application of liver support devices outside of clinical studies at specialised centres...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prometheus: from legend to the real liver support therapy
    K Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Int J Artif Organs 30:858-63. 2007
    ..Several adsorptive techniques are already available commercially for the treatment of sepsis and septic shock and of acute liver failure, but controlled studies with clinical end points are still lacking...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Liver transplantation for metabolic liver disease in adulthood]
    K Rifai
    Abt Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Z Gastroenterol 42:749-65. 2004
    ..Furthermore, several metabolic defects are phenotypically cured by liver transplantation. Alternative treatments like hepatocyte transplantation or gene therapy are still in the experimental stage...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Acute liver failure]
    K Rifai
    Abteilung Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Internist (Berl) 44:585-90, 592-8. 2003
    ..Liver transplantation should be considered in patients with predictors of a poor spontaneous prognosis. Therefore, a transplant center should be contacted in every case of acute liver failure...
  24. doi request reprint [Diagnostic and interventional abdominal ultrasonography]
    A Potthoff
    Klinik fur Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, Hannover, Germany
    Internist (Berl) 53:261-70. 2012
    ..By being able to provide quantitatively reproducible measurement of tissue stiffness, ultrasonography has entered a new era. The development of mechanical elastography also promises a new form of tissue characterization...
  25. doi request reprint [CMV-enterocolitis as a cause for repeated intestinal intussusceptions in an adult patient after liver transplantation?]
    S Pischke
    Klinik fur Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Z Gastroenterol 48:688-92. 2010
    ..Whenever possible a PCR for CMV in colon biopsies should be carried out to detect an intestinal CMV infection because as shown in our case results for immunohistopathology and CMV pp65 can be negative despite a chronic infection...
  26. doi request reprint Prognostic implications of lactate, bilirubin, and etiology in German patients with acute liver failure
    Johannes Hadem
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:339-45. 2008
    ..The accuracy of these parameters in predicting transplantation or death shows significant variation in different countries...
  27. ncbi request reprint [New devices in liver replacement therapy]
    Kinan Rifai
    Abteilung Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie, Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover
    Med Klin (Munich) 98:750-3. 2003
    ..To date, few controlled data are available, especially with regard to patient survival. Therefore, liver replacement therapy should only be used in clinical studies at specialized centers...
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcome and quality of life in patients with polycystic liver disease after liver or combined liver-kidney transplantation
    Gabriele I Kirchner
    Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endocrinology, Medical School of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Liver Transpl 12:1268-77. 2006
    ..In conclusion, patients with advanced polycystic liver or polycystic liver-kidney disease have an excellent survival rate and an improved quality of life after liver or combined liver-kidney transplantation...
  29. ncbi request reprint All liver recipients benefit from the protocol 10-year liver biopsies
    Mylene Sebagh
    Service d Anatomie Pathologique, Hopital Paul Brousse, Villejuif, France
    Hepatology 37:1293-301. 2003
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  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of glutamine-enriched total parenteral nutrition in patients with acute pancreatitis
    Johann Ockenga
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hannover Medical School, Germany
    Clin Nutr 21:409-16. 2002
    ..The management of acute pancreatitis (AP) frequently includes parenteral nutrition, but conditionally essential amino acids such as glutamine are not included in conventional total parenteral nutrition (TPN)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Donor age influences 10-year liver graft histology independently of hepatitis C virus infection
    Kinan Rifai
    Centre Hepato Biliaire, Hopital Paul Brousse, Villejuif Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Universite Paris Sud, 12 14 avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 94800 Villejuif, France
    J Hepatol 41:446-53. 2004
    ..Factors influencing the long-term histological outcome of liver graft are not known. We conducted a prospective study based on a 10-year liver biopsy in order to identify the main factors influencing long-term graft histology...
  32. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of liver transplantation for autoimmune hepatitis
    Arndt Vogel
    Department of a Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Clin Transplant 18:62-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome in serologically defined subgroups of AIH after transplantation...
  33. doi request reprint Antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen trough levels and half-lives do not differ after intravenous and intramuscular hepatitis B immunoglobulin administration after liver transplantation
    Nazanin Hooman
    Department of Gastroenterology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Liver Transpl 14:435-42. 2008
    ..That is, IM HBIG is not dose-saving; however, it may be cost-effective if the price per unit is lower. Individualized dosing intervals should be further evaluated as a cost-effective alternative to fixed dosing schemes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Longer survival of liver transplant recipients with hepatitis virus coinfections
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Clin Transplant 21:258-64. 2007
    ..Thus, viral coinfections may be associated with ameliorated courses of diseases under certain conditions...
  35. ncbi request reprint Failure of hepatitis B vaccination with conventional HBsAg vaccine in patients with continuous HBIG prophylaxis after liver transplantation
    Jens Rosenau
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
    Liver Transpl 13:367-73. 2007
    ..Further studies should address the question, of whether the use of potent adjuvant systems results in higher response rates...
  36. ncbi request reprint HBsAg level at time of liver transplantation determines HBsAg decrease and anti-HBs increase and affects HBV DNA decrease during early immunoglobulin administration
    Jens Rosenau
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    J Hepatol 46:635-44. 2007
    ..However, dosing schedules differ considerably between centers. We measured HBsAg, anti-HBs and HBV DNA kinetics to create a rational basis for dosing schemes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B virus immunization with an adjuvant containing vaccine after liver transplantation for hepatitis B-related disease: failure of humoral and cellular immune response
    Jens Rosenau
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    Transpl Int 19:828-33. 2006
    ..Patient-related preconditions and concomitant HBIG administration should be further investigated as possible predictors for response...
  38. ncbi request reprint Leptin and insulin response to long-term total parenteral nutrition depends on body fat mass
    Kinan Rifai
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medical School Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Clin Nutr 25:773-9. 2006
    ..However, the artificial situation of long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and its effects on serum leptin and insulin is not fully understood...