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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427351/proteinuria-and-baseline-renal-function-predict-mortality-and-renal-outcomes-after-sirolimus-therapy-in-liver-transplantation-recipients
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Lung-Chih Li, Chien-Ning Hsu, Chih-Che Lin, Yu-Fan Cheng, Tsung-Hui Hu, Ding-Wei Chen, Chih-Hsiung Lee, Toshiaki Nakano, Chao-Long Chen
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a significant complication after liver transplantation (LT), but the role of pre-existing renal insufficiency and proteinuria remains unclear among LT recipients receiving sirolimus. METHODS: We assessed the effects of proteinuria and baseline renal function on long-term renal and survival outcomes among 576 LT recipients who received SRL in a medical center between 2005 and 2014. Renal outcomes were the incidences of >50% reduction in their baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate and end stage kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy...
April 20, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427335/cholesterol-esterification-in-plasma-as-a-biomarker-for-liver-function-and-prediction-of-mortality
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Thorsten Kaiser, Benedict Kinny-Köster, Michael Bartels, Thomas Berg, Markus Scholz, Cornelius Engelmann, Daniel Seehofer, Susen Becker, Uta Ceglarek, Joachim Thiery
BACKGROUND: Advanced stages of liver cirrhosis lead to a dramatically increased mortality. For valid identification of these patients suitable biomarkers are essential. The most important biomarkers for liver function are bilirubin and prothrombin time expressed as International Normalized Ratio (INR). However, the influence of several anticoagulants on the prothrombin time limits its diagnostic value. Aim of this study was the evaluation of cholesterol esterification (CE) fraction (esterified cholesterol vs...
April 20, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424073/systematic-review-with-network-meta-analysis-dual-therapy-for-high-risk-bleeding-peptic-ulcers
#3
Keda Shi, Zeren Shen, Guiqi Zhu, Fansheng Meng, Mengli Gu, Feng Ji
BACKGROUND: Adding a second endoscopic therapy to epinephrine injection might improve hemostatic efficacy in patients with high-risk bleeding ulcers but the optimum modality remains unknown. We aimed to estimate the comparative efficacy of different dual endoscopic therapies for the management of bleeding peptic ulcers through random-effects Bayesian network meta-analysis. METHODS: Different databases were searched for controlled trials comparing dual therapy versus epinephrine monotherapy or epinephrine combined with another second modality until September, 30 2016...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424049/findings-in-young-adults-at-colonoscopy-from-a-hospital-service-database-audit
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Stephanie Wong, Ilmars Lidums, Christophe Rosty, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Susan Parry, Aung Ko Win, Yoko Tomita, Sina Vatandoust, Amanda Townsend, Dainik Patel, Jennifer E Hardingham, David Roder, Eric Smith, Paul Drew, Julie Marker, Wendy Uylaki, Peter Hewett, Daniel L Worthley, Erin Symonds, Graeme P Young, Timothy J Price, Joanne P Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosed at <50 years is predominantly located in the distal colon and rectum. Little is known about which lesion subtypes may serve as CRC precursors in young adults. The aim of this work was to document the prevalence and histological subtype of lesions seen in patients aged <50 years, and any associated clinical features. METHODS: An audit of the colonoscopy database at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia over a 12-month period was undertaken...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415985/vitamin-d-related-gene-polymorphism-predict-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-based-therapy-in-thai-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Wattana Sukeepaisarnjaroen, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Panarat Thaimai, Rujipat Wasitthankasem, Yong Poovorawan, Piyawat Komolmit
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection have high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Genome-wide association study data has showed that several genetic variants within vitamin D cascade affect vitamin D function. This study aimed to determine whether genetic polymorphisms of genes in the vitamin D pathway are associated with treatment responses to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)-based therapy in patients with chronic HCV infection. METHODS: The study included 623 Thai patients from 2 university hospitals diagnosed with chronic HCV infection who were treated with a PEG-IFN and ribavirin...
April 17, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410580/lactobacillus-casei-dg-and-its-postbiotic-reduce-the-inflammatory-mucosal-response-an-ex-vivo-organ-culture-model-of-post-infectious-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Debora Compare, Alba Rocco, Pietro Coccoli, Debora Angrisani, Costantino Sgamato, Barbara Iovine, Umberto Salvatore, Gerardo Nardone
BACKGROUND: The evidence on the role of gut microbiota in post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) is convincing. Lactobacillus spp. positively affect IBS symptoms, although the mechanisms through which probiotics exert their beneficial effects are largely unknown. The aim of the study is to evaluate the role of Lactobacillus casei DG (LC-DG) and its postbiotic (PB) in modulating the inflammatory/immune-response in PI-IBS in an ex-vivo organ culture model. METHODS: Ex vivo cultures of ileal and colonic mucosa from 10 PI-IBS, diarrhea predominant subtype (D) patients, and 10 healthy controls (HC) were treated with LPS, LC-DG and PB...
April 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407755/inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd-pharmacotherapy-and-the-risk-of-serious-infection-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Chelle L Wheat, Cynthia W Ko, Kindra Clark-Snustad, David Grembowski, Timothy A Thornton, Beth Devine
BACKGROUND: The magnitude of risk of serious infections due to available medical therapies of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of the existing IBD literature to estimate the risk of serious infection in adult IBD patients associated with available medical therapies. METHODS: Studies were identified by a literature search of PubMed, Cochrane Library, Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses...
April 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407735/telbivudine-treatment-started-in-early-and-middle-pregnancy-completely-blocks-hbv-vertical-transmission
#8
Weihui Sun, Shangfei Zhao, Lei Ma, Anhua Hao, Bo Zhao, Lin Zhou, Fengzhu Li, Mingquan Song
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treating HBV-positive mothers with telbivudine in early and middle pregnancy to prevent mother-to-infant HBV transmission. METHODS: The subject population comprised pregnant women with chronic hepatitis B (CHB; n = 188) from January 2013 to June 2015, with HBV DNA ≥1.0 × 10(7)copies/mL and increased alanine aminotransferase levels. Groups A (n = 62) and B (n = 61) were treated with telbivudine starting at 12 weeks or 20-28 weeks after gestation, respectively...
April 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407734/the-inverse-effect-of-meal-intake-on-controlled-attenuation-parameter-and-liver-stiffness-as-assessed-by-transient-elastography
#9
Kanittha Ratchatasettakul, Sasivimol Rattanasiri, Kwannapa Promson, Pranee Sringam, Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk
BACKGROUND: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) and liver stiffness (LS) measured by transient elastography (TE, Fibroscan®) have been used for steatosis and fibrosis assessment. We evaluated the effect of meal intake on CAP and LS values. METHODS: Forty patients who had had a liver biopsy within the previous month were recruited. The biopsy was graded for fibrosis (F) and steatosis (S) stagings. TE was performed after overnight fasting (baseline values) and 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 min following the intake of a standard commercial formula meal, and every 30 min until LS and CAP values returned to baseline...
April 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399807/the-relationship-of-serum-alanine-aminotransferase-normal-range-levels-to-arterial-stiffness-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-non-drinkers-and-drinkers-a-chinese-community-based-analysis
#10
Shihui Fu, Ying Lin, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the relationship between carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) and serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) normal-range levels across the world. The current analysis was designed to explore the relationship of serum ALT normal-range levels to cfPWV and metabolic syndrome (Mets) in non-drinkers and drinkers in a Chinese community-dwelling population. METHODS: There were 2202 participants with serum ALT levels within normal range enrolled for the current analysis...
April 11, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388942/costs-and-quality-of-life-of-small-incision%C3%A2-open-cholecystectomy-and-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy%C3%A2-an-expertise-based-randomised-controlled-trial
#11
Mats H Rosenmüller, Erik Nilsson, Fredrik Lindberg, Sten-Olof Åberg, Markku M Haapamäki
BACKGROUND: Health care providers need solid evidence based data on cost differences between alternative surgical procedures for common surgical disorders. We aimed to compare small-incision open cholecystectomy (SIOC) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) concerning costs and health-related quality of life using data from an expertise-based randomised controlled trial. METHODS: Patients scheduled for cholecystectomy were assigned to undergo LC or SIOC performed by surgeons in two different expert groups...
April 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390410/real-life-results-in-using-5-asa-for-maintaining-mild-to-moderate-uc-patients-in-japan-a-multi-center-study-optimum-study
#12
Masakazu Nagahori, Shuji Kochi, Hiroyuki Hanai, Takayuki Yamamoto, Shiro Nakamura, Soji Omuro, Mamoru Watanabe, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of maintenance therapy in ulcerative colitis (UC) in the remission stage has been reported to depend on release profile or dosing regimen of oral 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) products used. Aim of this study is to investigate real life results in using oral 5-ASA products for maintaining mild to moderate UC patients in Japan. METHODS: Adult UC outpatients treated with oral 5-ASA products were enrolled from 379 sites in Japan between July 2012 and July 2013, and followed for 52 weeks...
April 4, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376711/impact-of-antiviral-therapy-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Chang Seok Bang, Il Han Song
BACKGROUND: The long-term clinical outcomes of antiviral therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C are uncertain in terms of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related morbidity and mortality according to the response to antiviral therapy. This study aimed to assess the impact of antiviral treatment on the development of HCC and mortality in patients with chronic HCV infection. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted for studies that evaluated the antiviral efficacy for patients with chronic hepatitis C or assessed the development of HCC or mortality between SVR (sustained virologic response) and non-SVR patients...
April 4, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356059/association-between-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-and-biomarkers-of-intestinal-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-patients
#14
Hongxiang Li, Ying Chen, Feifei Huo, Yushan Wang, Dong Zhang
BACKGROUND: To assess the associations of biomarkers of intestinal barrier function and other clinical variables with acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grade, and of these clinical variables with mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a single-center, observational, prospective study. Patients were included if they were diagnosed with AGI and underwent tests for the measurement of plasma levels of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (i-FABP), D-lactate (D-la), and lipopolysaccharide...
March 29, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330461/impaired-liver-regeneration-is-associated-with-reduced-cyclin-b1-in-natural-killer-t-cell-deficient-mice
#15
Ami Ben Ya'acov, Hadar Meir, Lydia Zolotaryova, Yaron Ilan, Eyal Shteyer
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that the proportion of natural killer T cells is markedly elevated during liver regeneration and their activation under different conditions can modulate this process. As natural killer T cells and liver injury are central in liver regeneration, elucidating their role is important. METHODS: The aim of the current study is to explore the role of natural killer T cells in impaired liver regeneration. Concanvalin A was injected 4 days before partial hepatectomy to natural killer T cells- deficient mice or to anti CD1d1-treated mice...
March 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298192/how-to-select-patients-and-timing-for-rectal-indomethacin-to-prevent-post-ercp-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Jianhua Wan, Yuping Ren, Zhenhua Zhu, Liang Xia, Nonghua Lu
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is a severe complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Previous meta-analyses have shown that indomethacin effectively prevents this complication; however, the data are limited. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the applications for rectal indomethacin. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in June 2016. Human prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trials that compared rectally administered indomethacin with a placebo for the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) were included...
March 15, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292275/a-preliminary-investigation-on-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs2287622-of-bile-salt-export-pump-gene-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-hunan-china
#17
Jian-Hua Lei, Xu Yang, Xin-Qiang Xiao, Zi Chen, Feng Peng
BACKGROUND: European researchers have underscored associations between single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs2287622 of the hepatobiliary bile salt export pump (BSEP) gene and the risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The distributions of SNP rs2287622 are racially specific. This study was aimed to preliminarily investigate the distribution of BSEP gene SNP rs2287622 in the Han patients with chronic HCV-infection (CHC) in Hunan, China. METHODS: BSEP gene SNP rs2287622 of 165 CHC patients, 99 patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection (CHB) and 99 healthy individuals were analyzed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and nucleotide sequencing...
March 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292272/comparison-of-five-tumor-regression-grading-systems-for-gastric-adenocarcinoma-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-study-of-192-cases-from-national-cancer-center-in-china
#18
Yuelu Zhu, Yongkun Sun, Shangying Hu, Yong Jiang, Jiangying Yue, Xuemin Xue, Lin Yang, Liyan Xue
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been increasingly practiced on gastric cancer (GC), and histological evaluation to predict outcome is urgent in clinical practice. There are five classic tumor regression grading (TRG) systems, including Mandard-TRG system, the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association (JGCA)-TRG system, College of American Pathologists (CAP)-TRG system, China-TRG system and Becker-TRG system. METHODS: Totally, 192 patients of gastric adenocarcinoma (including adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction) treated by neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery were evaluated using the above five TRG systems...
March 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284201/the-utility-of-apoptosis-inhibitor-of-macrophages-as-a-possible-diagnostic-marker-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#19
Yohei Ono, Shuji Kanmura, Yuko Morinaga, Kohei Oda, Katsuto Kawabata, Shiho Arima, Fumisato Sasaki, Yuichirou Nasu, Shiroh Tanoue, Shinichi Hashimoto, Hiroki Taguchi, Hirofumi Uto, Hirohito Tsubouchi, Akio Ido
BACKGROUND: Apoptosis inhibitor of macrophages (AIM) was initially identified as an apoptosis inhibitor that supports the survival of macrophages against various apoptosis-inducing stimuli, and AIM produced by macrophages may contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). However, there have been no reports on the kinetics of AIM in IBD and the impact of AIM on the pathogenesis of IBD. In this study, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic utility of levels of AIM and their correlation with the activity of Crohn's disease (CD) and IBD...
March 11, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279168/comparison-of-the-long-term-efficacy-between-entecavir-and-tenofovir-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ji Won Park, Kyeong Min Kwak, Sung Eun Kim, Myoung Kuk Jang, Ki Tae Suk, Dong Joon Kim, Sang Hoon Park, Myung Seok Lee, Hyoung Su Kim, Choong Kee Park
BACKGROUND: There have been limited studies directly comparing the long-term efficacy between entecavir (ETV) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). This study was aimed to compare the long-term efficacy between them in treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: Out of 345 CHB patients who received first line therapy with ETV (n = 200) or TDF (n = 145) in a cohort, 210 patients were analyzed using propensity score matching, at a ratio of 1:1...
March 9, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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