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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051808/%C3%A2-hispanic-ethnicity-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Alexander M Sy, Rafael Ching, Gonzalo Olivares, Carlos Vinas, Ruth Chang, Nora V Bergasa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051807/%C3%A2-graft-calcification-caused-by-a-torsion-of-the-hepatic-vein-after-a-living-related-donor-liver-transplantation
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Kuo-Shyang Jeng, Chun-Chieh Huang, Cheng-Kuan Lin, Chien-Chu Lin, Kuo-Hsin Chen
 The torsion of vessels after liver transplantation rarely occurs. Likewise, calcification of a liver graft has seldom been reported. This report details a case which had torsion of the left hepatic vein on the seventh day after living-related donor liver transplantation. The torsion was reduced soon after re-exploration; however, congestion with partial necrosis of the graft occurred. On the follow-up imaging studies, some resolution of necrosis and graft regeneration were found, yet geographic calcification of the liver graft appeared...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051806/%C3%A2-acute-hepatitis-e-mimicking-a-flare-of-disease-in-a-patient-with-chronic-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Giorgio Calisti, Dianne N Irish, Samreen Ijaz, Richard S Tedder, Kevin Moore
 Acute hepatitis E is becoming increasingly recognised in Europe with up to 40% of the population in Southern France being exposed to the virus, which is harboured in pigs. Patients with known liver disease may present with acute hepatitis E and present a diagnostic challenge. For example patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) who are immunosuppressed and contract hepatitis E may be at increased risk of developing chronicity due to concurrent immunosuppression. Importantly, the diagnosis may be missed with the infection misdiagnosed as an autoimmune flare, and immunosuppression increased by the attending physician, thus enhancing the risk of chronicity of infection leading to progressive liver injury in immunocompromised patients...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051805/%C3%A2-metastatic-lymphoepithelioma-like-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-potential-diagnostic-pitfall-and-demonstration-of-pd-l1-expression
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Juan Putra, Todd A Anderson, Sasan Roayaie, Miho Maeda, Swan N Thung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051804/%C3%A2-complications-of-liver-resection-in-geriatric-patients
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Ivana Dedinská, Ludovít Laca, Juraj Miklusica, Blazej Palkoci, Petra Skálová, Slavomíra Lauková, Denisa Osinová, Simona Strmenová, Ján Janík, Marián Mokán
:  Introduction and aims. Liver resection is the treatment of choice for many primary and secondary liver diseases. Most studies in the elderly have reported resection of primary and secondary liver tumors, especially hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal metastatic cancer. However, over the last two decades, hepatectomy has become safe and is now performed in the older population, implying a paradigm shift in the approach to these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the risk factors for postoperative complications in patients over 65 years of age in comparison with those under 65 years of age after liver resection (n = 360)...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051803/%C3%A2-observational-cohort-study-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips
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Michaela Routhu, Vaclav Safka, Sunil Kumar Routhu, Tomas Fejfar, Vaclav Jirkovsky, Antonin Krajina, Eva Cermakova, Ladislav Hosak
:  Introduction and Aim: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a common complication of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS). It is associated with a reduced quality of life and poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to compare two groups of patients who did and did not develop overt HE after TIPS. We looked for differences between these groups before TIPS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study of 895 patients was conducted based on a retrospective analysis of clinical data...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051802/%C3%A2-intrahepatic-perihilar-and-distal-cholangiocarcinoma-management-and-outcomes
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David Waseem, Patel Tushar
:  Introduction and aims. Cholangiocarcinomas are a heterogeneous group of tumors that can be classified into three clinically distinct types of cancers, intrahepatic, perihilar and distal cholangiocarcinoma. The inconsistent use of nomenclature for these cancers has obscured a true knowledge of the epidemiology, natural history and response to therapy of these cancers. Our aims were to define demographic characteristics, management and outcomes of these three distinct cancer types. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of patients enrolled in an institutional cancer registry from 1992 to 2010...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051801/%C3%A2-utility-and-safety-of-tolvaptan-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hyponatremia-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ji-Dong Jia, Wen Xie, Hui-Guo Ding, Hua Mao, Yonggang Li, Xiaojin Wang, Jie-Fei Wang, Wei Lu, Cheng-Zhong Li, Yimin Mao, Gui-Qiang Wang, Yue-Qiu Gao, Bangmao Wang, Qin Zhang, Yan Ge, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
:  Introduction and aim. Hyponatremia is common in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and is associated with increased mortality. Tolvaptan, a vasopressor V2 receptor antagonist, can increase free water excretion, but its efficacy and safety in cirrhotic patients remain unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the usage and safety of tolvaptan in cirrhotic patients in a real-life, non-randomized, multicenter prospective cohort study. Forty-nine cirrhotic patients with hyponatremia were treated with tolvaptan 15 mg daily, and 48 patients not treated with tolvaptan in the same period served as controls...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051800/%C3%A2-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-cirrhosis-how-long-to-treat
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Omesh Goyal, Sandeep S Sidhu, Harsh Kishore
INTRODUCTION: Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) can reverse after short-term treatment. However, relapse rate of MHE after stopping treatment has not been studied so far. We aimed to evaluate long-term (9 months) efficacy of a short-term (3 months) treatment of MHE with lactulose/rifaximin, for maintenance of remission from MHE. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, consecutive patients with cirrhosis and MHE were treated with lactulose/rifaximin for 3 months...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051799/%C3%A2-sarcopenia-predicts-reduced-survival-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-at-first-diagnosis
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Paola Begini, Elia Gigante, Giulio Antonelli, Francesco Carbonetti, Elsa Iannicelli, Giulia Anania, Barbara Imperatrice, Adriano Maria Pellicelli, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Massimo Marignani
:  Background. Sarcopenia is a complication and independent risk factor for mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. AIM: To assess the prevalence and influence of sarcopenia on overall survival in a cohort of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma managed in a tertiary center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Abdominal computed tomography of 92 consecutive hepatocellular carcinoma cirrhotic patients, enrolled and followed from 2004 to 2014, were retrospectively studied with a software analyzing the cross-sectional areas of muscles at third lumbar vertebra level...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051798/%C3%A2-conversion-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-monotherapy-in-liver-recipients-calcineurin-inhibitor-levels-are-key
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Blanca Norero, Carolina A Serrano, Alberto Sanchez-Fueyo, Ignacio Duarte, Javiera Torres, Mauricio Ocquetau, Francisco Barrera, Marco Arrese, Alejandro Soza, Carlos Benítez
 The use of calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) after liver transplantation is associated with post-transplant nephrotoxicity. Conversion to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) monotherapy improves renal function, but is related to graft rejection in some recipients. Our aim was to identify variables associated with rejection after conversion to MMF monotherapy. Conversion was attempted in 40 liver transplant recipients. Clinical variables were determined and peripheral mononuclear blood cells were immunophenotyped during a 12-month follow-up...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051797/%C3%A2-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir-in-mono-and-hiv-coinfected-patients-with-recurrent-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplant
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Lluís Castells, Jordi Llaneras, Isabel Campos-Varela, Itxarone Bilbao, Manel Crespo, Oscar Len, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías, Ramon Charco, Teresa Salcedo, Juan Ignacio Esteban, Rafael Esteban-Mur
:  Background and aims. Pegylated interferon (Peg-INF) and ribavirin (RBV) based therapy is suboptimal and poorly tolerated. We evaluated the safety, tolerability and efficacy of a 24-week course of sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir without ribavirin for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) recurrence after liver transplantation (LT) in both HCV-monoinfected and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-HCV coinfected patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 22 consecutive adult LT recipients (16 monoinfected and 6 coinfected with HIV) who received a 24-week course of sofosbuvir plus daclatasvir treatment under an international compassionate access program...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051796/%C3%A2-differences-in-hepatic-expression-of-iron-inflammation-and-stress-related-genes-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Priya Handa, Akhila L Vemulakonda, Bryan D Maliken, Vicki Morgan-Stevenson, James E Nelson, Barjinder K Dhillon, Kelly A Hennessey, Rohit Gupta, Matthew M Yeh, Kris V Kowdley
 Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. We have previously shown that hepatic reticuloendothelial system (RES) iron deposition is associated with an advanced degree of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in humans. In this study, we aimed to determine differentially expressed genes related to iron overload, inflammation and oxidative stress pathways, with the goal of identifying factors associated with NASH progression. Seventy five patients with NAFLD were evaluated for their biochemical parameters and their liver tissue analyzed for NASH histological characteristics...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051795/%C3%A2-daclatasvir-plus-asunaprevir-dual-therapy-for-chronic-hcv-genotype-1b-infection-results-of-turkish-early-access-program
#14
Seyfettin Köklü, Iftihar Köksal, Ulus Salih Akarca, Ayhan Balkan, Rahmet Güner, Aylin Demirezen, Memduh Sahin, Sila Akhan, Reşat Ozaras, Ramazan Idilman
:  Background. Daclatasvir and asunaprevir dual therapy is approved for the treatment of HCV genotype 1b infection in several countries. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of daclatasvir and asunaprevir dual therapy in Turkish patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-one patients with HCV genotype 1b were enrolled in the Turkish early access program. Most of the patients were in difficult-to-treat category. Patients were visited at each 4 week throughout the follow-up period...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051794/%C3%A2-effects-of-interleukin-4-and-interleukin-12b-gene-polymorphisms-on-hepatitis-b-virus-vaccination
#15
Eun Youn Roh, Eun Young Song, Jong Hyun Yoon, Sohee Oh, Ju Young Chang, Hyunwoong Park, Soo Hyun Seo, Sue Shin
 Approximately 10% of individuals do not respond to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination, i.e. non-responders (NRs). We aimed to investigate the association of interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-12B gene polymorphisms with responsiveness to the HBV vaccine in Korean infants. Among 300 healthy infants (9-12 month), SNPs for the IL-4 gene (rs2243250, rs2070874, and rs2227284) and for the IL-12B gene (rs3213094 and rs17860508) were compared between subgroups in terms of the response to HBV vaccination. The percentages of NRs (< 10 mIU/mL), low-titer responders (LRs, 10-100 mIU/mL), and high-titer responders (HRs, ≥ 100 mIU/mL) were 20...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051793/%C3%A2-high-clinical-manifestation-rate-in-an-imported-outbreak-of-hepatitis-e-genotype-1-infection-in-a-german-group-of-travellers-returning-from-india
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Sven Pischke, Julian Schulze-Zur-Wiesch, Marc Lu Tgehetmann, Benno Kreuels, Stefan Lueth, Petra Kapaun, Daniel Benten, Stefan Schmiedel, Martina Sterneck, Ansgar W Lohse, Susanne Polywka
:  Background. There are only few reports about travel-associated, imported tropical hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 1 infections within Western travellers. We describe the clinical course of a single outbreak of hepatitis E in a German travellers group returning from India and compare the results of two commercial HEV-seroassays. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After identifying hepatitis E in an index patient returning from a journey to India all 24 members of this journey were tested for anti-HEV-IgG and IgM using two commercial seroassays (Wantai and Mikrogen), for HEV-RNA by PCR and HEV-Ag by an antigen-assay (Wantai)...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051792/-u-u-%C3%A2-management-strategies-for-liver-fibrosis
#17
Alejandra Altamirano-Barrera, Beatriz Barranco-Fragoso, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
 Liver fibrosis resulting from chronic liver injury are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Among causes of hepatic fibrosis, viral infection is most common (hepatitis B and C). In addition, obesity rates worldwide have accelerated the risk of liver injury due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Also liver fibrosis is associated with the consumption of alcohol, or autoimmune hepatitis and chronic cholangiophaties. The response of hepatocytes to inflammation plays a decisive role in the physiopathology of hepatic fibrosis, which involves the recruitment of both pro- and anti-inflammatory cells such as monocytes and macrophages...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051791/%C3%A2-association-between-hepatitis-b-virus-and-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Fabrizio Fabrizi, Francesca M Donato, Piergiorgio Messa
:  Background. Hepatitis B virus infection and chronic kidney disease are prevalent and remain a major public health problem worldwide. It remains unclear how infection with hepatitis B virus impacts on the development and progression of chronic kidney disease. AIM: To evaluate the effect of infection with HBV on the risk of chronic kidney disease in the general population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the published medical literature to determine if hepatitis B infection is associated with increased likelihood of chronic kidney disease...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051790/%C3%A2-ongoing-alcohol-consumptions-counteracts-the-benefits-of-sustained-virological-response-in-patients-with-well-compensated-hepatitis-c-cirrhosis-an-observational-study
#19
Ruben Hernaez, Hashem El-Serag
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051789/%C3%A2-a-summary-of-the-6th-international-conference-on-coagulation-in-liver-disease-discussion-debate-deliberations
#20
Stephen Caldwell, Nicolas Intagliata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
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