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Annals of Hepatology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311413/annals-of-hepatology-viewpoints-from-afar
#1
Eric M Yoshida, Xingshun Qi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311412/extending-a-helping-hand-addressing-hepatitis-c-in-economic-migrants-and-refugees
#2
Jordan J Feld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311411/clinical-findings-of-hcv-chronic-infection-in-undocumented-immigrants-and-low-income-refugees-in-three-areas-of-southern-italy
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Evangelista Sagnelli, Loredana Alessio, Caterina Sagnelli, Luciano Gualdieri, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Carmine Minichini, Giovanni Di Caprio, Mario Starace, Lorenzo Onorato, Gaetano Scotto, Margherita Macera, Nicola Coppola
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: In recent decades, Italy has become a land of immigration from countries suffering a socio-economic crisis. The aim of this study was to perform an organized screening to identify and offer care to immigrants with HCV infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The screening, performed from 2012 to 2015, involved 1,727 immigrants in the Campania and Apulia regions in southern Italy. RESULTS: Screening was accepted by 1,727 (85%) out of 2,032 immigrants interviewed; 70 (4...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311410/high-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-subgenotype-d4-in-northeast-brazil-an-ancient-relic-from-african-continent
#4
Max D Cruz-Santos, Michele S Gomes-Gouvêa, Jomar D Costa-Nunes, Camila Malta-Romano, Marinilde Teles-Sousa, Lena M Fonseca-Barros, Flair J Carrilho, Adalgisa de S Paiva-Ferreira, João R Rebello-Pinho
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection leads to a chronic liver disease that is distributed worldwide. The characterization of HBV into genotypes/subgenotypes is not only a mere procedure for distinguishing different HBV strains around the world because determining their geographic distribution is crucial to understanding their spread across the world. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We characterized different HBV genotypes and subgenotypes in five municipalities located in northeastern Maranhão, in the Brazilian north Atlantic coast...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311409/meta-analysis-of-grazoprevir-plus-elbasvir-for-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-infection
#5
Hussien Ahmed, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Amr Menshawy, Attia Attia, Arwa Mohamed, Ahmed Negida, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Grazoprevir is an NS3/4A protease inhibitor (PI), while elbasvir is an NS5A inhibitor. We performed this meta-analysis to directly compare grazoprevir plus elbasvir and ribavirin regimen vs. grazoprevir and elbasvir without ribavirin in the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection and to precisely evaluate the efficacy of the latter regimen in cirrhotic, IL28 CC genotype patients and those coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A computer literature search of PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO, Embase, and Cochrane central was conducted...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311408/hepatic-hydrothorax
#6
Yong Lv, Guohong Han, Daiming Fan
Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is a pleural effusion that develops in a patient with cirrhosis and portal hypertension in the absence of cardiopulmonary disease. Although the development of HH remains incompletely understood, the most acceptable explanation is that the pleural effusion is a result of a direct passage of ascitic fluid into the pleural cavity through a defect in the diaphragm due to the raised abdominal pressure and the negative pressure within the pleural space. Patients with HH can be asymptomatic or present with pulmonary symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, hypoxemia, or respiratory failure associated with large pleural effusions...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311407/epigenome-wide-association-studies-provide-insight-into-the-pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
#7
Aybike Birerdinc, Zobair M Younossi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311406/the-changing-face-of-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-and-malignant-liver-diseases-potential-new-biomarkers
#8
Vania Cruz-Ramón, Paulina Chinchilla-López, Oscar Ramírez-Pérez, Xingshun Qi, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
The early diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and cholangiocarcinoma is often challenging. In a recent study in 134 patients (Arbelaiz, Hepatology 2017; 66:1125-1143), it was reported that specific proteins found in serum extracellular vesicles of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, hepatocellular carcinoma,orcholangiocarcinomamay be useful as noninvasive diagnostic and prognostic tools. This current article critically appraises this study.
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311405/worsening-of-serum-lipid-profile-after-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment
#9
Stefano Gitto, Arrigo F G Cicero, Elisabetta Loggi, Marina Giovannini, Fabio Conti, Elena Grandini, Valeria Guarneri, Alessandra Scuteri, Giovanni Vitale, Carmela Cursaro, Claudio Borghi, Pietro Andreone
INTRODUCTION: Host lipid metabolism influences viral replication and lifecycle of hepatitis C virus. Our aim was to evaluate changes in glucose and lipid metabolism of patients with chronic hepatitis C after therapy with direct acting antivirals (DAA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We considered patients consecutively treated between January and November 2015 recording clinical data at baseline and week 24 of follow-up. Frozen serum samples were used for apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1), apolipoprotein B (apoB) and lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)]...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311404/recreational-drug-and-psychosocial-profile-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-seeking-antiviral-therapy
#10
Nayana George, Sherrie M Harrell, Kimberly D Rhodes, Andres Duarte-Rojo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Practitioners treating hepatitis C (HCV) provide healthcare to a special population with high rates of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. We investigated the psychosocial profile in HCV patients and tested what variables affect commencement of antiviral therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Recreational drug use (RDU), marijuana (THC), alcohol use, and psychiatric history were initially investigated with a questionnaire prior to history and physical...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311403/pyogenic-liver-abscess-secondary-to-foreign-body-fish-bone-treated-by-laparoscopy-a-case-report
#11
Renato G Bandeira-de-Mello, Gabriel Bondar, Eduardo Schneider, Isabel Cristina Wiener-Stensmann, Juliano Bohrer Gressler, Cleber Rosito Pinto Kruel
Liver abscess due to perforation of the gastrointestinal tract by a foreign body is a rare and possibly fatal event. Diagnosing this pathology is complicated by the lack of specific symptoms and unfamiliarity of ingestion by the patient and low clinical suspicion of this disease. In the case of liver abscess unresponsive to aspiration and administration of antibiotics, this hypothesis must be made, despite its low incidence. This case report describes and illustrates a case of liver abscess secondary to fish bone ingestion with consequent piercing of the lesser gastric curvature, diagnosed by computed tomography and specific anamnesis...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311402/atypical-abdominal-pain-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
#12
Liz Toapanta-Yanchapaxi, Eid-Lidt Guering, Ignacio García-Juárez
The causes of abdominal pain in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites are well-known but occasionally, atypical causes arise. We report the case of a patient with a ruptured, confined abdominal aortic aneurysm.
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311401/hepatic-cyst-compressing-the-right-atrial-and-ventricular-inflow-tract-an-uncommon-cardiac-complication
#13
Maulik Panchal, Ahmed Alansari, Marc Wallack, Ferdinand Visco, Susan Williams, Alexander M Sy
Commonly reported complications of hepatic cysts are spontaneous hemorrhage, rupture into the peritoneal cavity, infection and compression of the biliary tree however cardiac complications are not commonly reported. We are presenting a case of a large liver cyst presenting with right atrial and ventricular inflow tract impingement resulting in cardiac symptoms. A 68 year-old Hispanic female presented with one month of fatigue and shortness of breath after household work and walking less than one block, right upper quadrant pain and weight loss...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311400/hypericum-humifusum-leaves-attenuates-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-rat-model
#14
Henda Ferchichi, Issam Salouage, Sarra Bacha, Nadia Kourda, Nadia Jebabli, Emna Gaies, Anis Klouz, Sameh Trabelsi
INTRODUCTION: Effective prevention strategies require specific actions during the different phases of ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) injury. The objective of our study is to evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of Hypericum humifusum leaves (HHL) on liver I-R model in Rat. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Animals were subjected to 90 min of hepatic ischemia followed by reperfusion (120 min). HHL extract (25 mg/mL/kg) was injected 15 min before reperfusion. To evaluate the effect of HHL extract on I-R, we have monitored transaminases levels, Malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration, histological lesions (apoptosis and necrosis) and compared the results to a reference oxidant vitamin E...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311399/efficacy-of-probiotics-and-smectite-in-rats-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#15
Nazarii Kobyliak, Ludovico Abenavoli, Tetyana Falalyeyeva, Tetyana Beregova
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Today probiotics have been suggested as a treatment for the prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Smectite is a natural silicate that binds to digestive mucous and has the ability to bind endo- and exotoxins. The present study was designed to determine whether probiotics plus smectite is superior to probiotic alone on the monosodium glutamate (MSG) induced NAFLD model in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 60 rats divided into 4 groups 15 animals in each...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311398/acute-variceal-bleeding-does-octreotide-improve-outcomes-in-patients-with-different-functional-hepatic-reserve
#16
Roberto Monreal-Robles, Carlos A Cortez-Hernández, José A González-González, Juan G Abraldes, Francisco J Bosques-Padilla, Héctor N Silva-Ramos, Jorge A García-Flores, Héctor J Maldonado-Garza
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines do not differentiate in the utilization of vasoactive drugs in patients with cirrhosis and acute variceal bleeding (AVB) depending on liver disease severity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, clinical outcomes in 100 patients receiving octreotide plus endoscopic therapy (ET) and 216 patients with ET alone were compared in terms of failure to control bleeding, in-hospital mortality, and transfusion requirements stratifying the results according to liver disease severity by Child-Pugh (CP) score and MELD...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311397/short-and-long-term-outcomes-between-young-and-older-hcc-patients-exceeding-the-milan-criteria-after-hepatectomy
#17
Junyi Shen, Chuan Li, Lvnan Yan, Bo Li, Mingqing Xu, Jiayin Yang, Wentao Wang, Tianfu Wen
AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate short- and long-term survival after surgical treatment between young and older hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients beyond the Milan criteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred fifty-seven HCC patients (≤ 55 years old) were categorized into group A, and one hundred fifty-eight HCC patients (> 55 years old) were categorized into group B. Postoperative complications and overall survival were retrospectively analyzed...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311396/prognostic-ability-of-bclc-b-subclassification-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-transarterial-chemoembolization
#18
Marco Biolato, Giulia Gallusi, Massimo Iavarone, Giuseppe Cabibbo, Simona Racco, Adriano De Santis, Cristina Della Corte, Marcello Maida, Adolfo Francesco Attili, Angelo Sangiovanni, Calogero Cammà, Giuseppe La Torre, Antonio Gasbarrini, Antonio Grieco
Prognostic ability of BCLC-B Subclassification in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Transarterial Chemoembolization Background and aims. A subclassification system for intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was recently proposed to optimize treatment allocation. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic ability of that substaging proposal. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective multicenter cohort study including patients with intermediate HCC treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311395/risk-and-prognosis-of-acute-liver-injury-among-hospitalized-patients-with-hemodynamic-instability-a-nationwide-analysis
#19
Najeff Waseem, Berkeley N Limketkai, Brian Kim, Tinsay Woreta, Ahmet Gurakar, Po-Hung Chen
Risk and Prognosis of Acute Liver Injury Among Hospitalized Patients with Hemodynamic Instability: A Nationwide Analysis Introduction and aim. Critically ill patients in states of circulatory failure are at risk of acute liver injury, from mild elevations in aminotransferases to substantial rises consistent with hypoxic hepatitis or "shock liver". The present study aims to quantify the national prevalence of acute liver injury in patients with hemodynamic instability, identify risk factors for its development, and determine predictors of mortality...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311394/exercise-capacity-and-respiratory-profile-in-patients-after-orthopedic-liver-transplantation-a-follow-up-study
#20
Clarissa B A Magalhães, José Huygens P Garcia, Cyntia F G Viana, Maria José N Flor, Pedro Felipe C de Bruin, Eanes D B Pereira
INTRODUCTION: We sought to describe: 1) The influence of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) on exercise capacity, pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength after surgery, 2) The relationship between exercise capacity and symptoms of anxiety and depression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective follow up study conducted with patients submitted to OLT. All patients were assessed before and 1 month after surgery through measurements: six minute walk test (6MWT), 6 min step test (6MST) and HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale)...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
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