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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324324/prognostic-factors-of-sorafenib-therapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-failure-of-transarterial-chemoembolization
#1
Sangheun Lee, Jung Hyun Kang, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Jun Yong Park, Beom Kyung Kim, Seung Up Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han
BACKGROUND: There is no approved therapy for patients with failed transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and prognostic factors in patients with TACE failure who received sorafenib rescue therapy. METHODS: We investigated 54 patients who met the criteria of TACE failure as defined by the international guidelines of Europe and Japan. Sorafenib was used as a rescue therapy. Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were analyzed by Kaplan-Meier methods, and multivariate analysis was performed to find prognostic factors...
March 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247264/new-paradigms-in-management-of-alcoholic-hepatitis-a-review
#2
REVIEW
Sandeep Singh Sidhu, Omesh Goyal, Harsh Kishore, Simran Sidhu
Severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH) is defined by modified Maddrey discriminant function ≥32 or Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) >21 and/or hepatic encephalopathy. It has a 3-month mortality rate ≥30-70 %. Patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis need combined, i.e., static (MELD score) and dynamic (Lille's score), prognostication. Systemic inflammation and poor regeneration are hallmarks of SAH, rather than intrahepatic inflammation. SAH is characterized by dysregulated and uncontrolled systemic inflammatory response followed by weak compensatory antiinflammatory response that leads to increased susceptibility to infection and multiple organ failure...
February 28, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233256/secondary-prophylaxis-for-variceal-bleeding-carvedilol-vs-propranolol
#3
EDITORIAL
Christian J Steib, Alexander L Gerbes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224352/hcv-management-in-resource-constrained-countries
#4
REVIEW
Seng Gee Lim
With the arrival of all-oral directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy with high cure rates, the promise of hepatitis C virus (HCV) eradication is within closer reach. The availability of generic DAAs has improved access to countries with constrained resources. However, therapy is only one component of the HCV care continuum, which is the framework for HCV management from identifying patients to cure. The large number of undiagnosed HCV cases is the biggest concern, and strategies to address this are needed, as risk factor screening is suboptimal, detecting <20% of known cases...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224351/subcirrhotic-liver-stiffness-by-fibroscan-correlates-with-lower-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-hbv-related-cirrhosis
#5
Mi Young Jeon, Hye Won Lee, Seung Up Kim, Ja Yoon Heo, Sojung Han, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) varies, even in the context of cirrhosis. We investigated the relationship between liver stiffness (LS) in subcirrhotic range, assessed via transient elastography (TE), and risk of HCC development in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB)-related cirrhosis. METHODS: Data on 540 patients presenting with clinically evident CHB-related cirrhosis between April 2006 and December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210927/efficacy-and-safety-of-daclatasvir-plus-pegylated-interferon-alfa-2a-and-ribavirin-in-previously-untreated-hcv-subjects-coinfected-with-hiv-and-hcv-genotype-1-a-phase-iii-open-label-study
#6
Mark S Sulkowski, Walford J Fessel, Adriano Lazzarin, Juan Berenguer, Natalia Zakharova, Hugo Cheinquer, Pierre Côté, Douglas Dieterich, Adrian Gadano, Gail Matthews, Jean-Michel Molina, Christophe Moreno, Juan Antonio Pineda, Federico Pulido, Antonio Rivero, Jurgen Rockstroh, Dennis Hernandez, Fiona McPhee, Timothy Eley, Zhaohui Liu, Patricia Mendez, Eric Hughes, Stephanie Noviello, Peter Ackerman
BACKGROUND: Daclatasvir (DCV) is a potent, pangenotypic, hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural protein 5A inhibitor with low potential for drug interactions with antiretroviral therapy (ART). We evaluated the safety and efficacy of DCV plus peginterferon alfa-2a/ribavirin (PegIFN/RBV) in HIV-1/HCV genotype-1-coinfected patients. METHODS: AI444043 (NCT01471574), an open-label, Phase III, single-arm, response-guided treatment (RGT) study included 301 patients. They received DCV doses of 30, 60 or 90 mg once daily (depending on concomitant ART), plus weight-based RBV (<75 kg, 1000 mg/day; or ≥75 kg, 1200 mg/day), and once-weekly PegIFN 180 μg, for 24 weeks...
February 16, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176203/lipid-profiles-of-donors-and-recipients-of-liver-transplant-like-father-like-son
#7
Kevin K W Chu, See Ching Chan, Sui Ling Sin, Albert C Y Chan, Kenneth S H Chok, Ignatius K P Cheng, Chung Mau Lo
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Dyslipidemia is common in liver transplant recipients. This retrospective study investigates whether donors play a role. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of donors and recipients of deceased-donor liver transplantation (DDLT) and living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) were reviewed. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and fasting glucose were compared between groups. HDL ≥1.6 mmol/L at 2 years after transplant was considered the marker of a favorable post-transplant lipid profile in recipients...
February 7, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144812/clinical-validity-of-metroticket-calculator-in-transplant-patients-undergoing-prior-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Hyung-Don Kim, Gi-Won Song, Ju Hyun Shim, Seungbong Han, Jihyun An, Deok-Bog Moon, Kang Mo Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Gi-Young Ko, Shin Hwang, Han Chu Lee, Eunsil Yu, Kyu-Bo Sung, Sung-Gyu Lee
AIM: To test the predictive performance of the Metroticket calculator for survival after liver transplantation (LT) of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing prior transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). METHODS: A total of 142 patients treated with TACE and subsequent LT who had arterial enhancing HCC(s) were entered into this analysis. Tumor parameters measured by the enhancement radiological method pre-LT or by pathology post-LT were incorporated into the Metroticket analysis...
January 31, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124314/microalbuminuria-systemic-inflammation-and-multiorgan-dysfunction-in-decompensated-cirrhosis-evidence-for-a-nonfunctional-mechanism-of-hepatorenal-syndrome
#9
EDITORIAL
Vicente Arroyo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097531/living-donor-liver-transplant-ldlt-is-the-way-forward-in-asia
#10
Mohamed Rela, Mettu Srinivas Reddy
Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is currently the commonest form of liver transplantation in Asia. Efforts to improve the number of deceased donor liver transplantation have not been uniformly successful. We believe that THE unique combination of demographic, social, economic and political factors that exist in Asia will ensure that LDLT will continue to remain the predominant form of liver transplantation. While efforts to increase deceased donation rates should continue and intensify, progress in LDLT should also be supported and encouraged, as it will be the main workhorse of liver transplantation in Asia in the near and medium-term future...
January 17, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097530/virus-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-special-emphasis-on-hbv
#11
REVIEW
Ming Wang, Dong Xi, Qin Ning
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant tumor with high lethality, and the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a chief cause. HBV can accelerate HCC via multiple mechanisms. First, HBV induces immune reactions that lead to repeated hepatic inflammation, fibrosis and a deficient immune microenvironment. Subsequently, HBV can modify host genes near the insertion point through DNA integration to cause host cell genome instability and to generate carcinogenic fusion proteins. Additionally, HBV expresses diverse active proteins, especially HBx and HBs, which have a range of transactivation functions such as regulation of apoptosis, interference with intracellular signaling pathways, and alteration of epigenetics...
January 17, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083718/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-without-ribavirin-is-effective-in-the-treatment-of-recurrent-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-post-liver-transplant
#12
Mohamed Shoreibah, Jordan Orr, DeAnn Jones, Jie Zhang, Krishna Venkata, Omar Massoud
BACKGROUND/AIM: Recurrent hepatitis C virus infection is a challenging complication post-liver transplant. Current guidelines recommend the combination of ribavirin and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir for 12 weeks for the treatment of recurrent HCV genotype 1 post-liver transplant. Data are limited on the use of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir without ribavirin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir without ribavirin for the treatment of recurrent hepatitis C virus post-liver transplant...
January 12, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058576/hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-patients-receiving-immunosuppressive-therapy-a-hidden-menace
#13
EDITORIAL
Chih-Lin Lin, Jia-Horng Kao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040878/erratum-to-elbasvir-grazoprevir-for-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#14
Chandana Papudesu, Shyamasundaran Kottilil, Shashwatee Bagchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 31, 2016: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990610/existence-of-cancer-stem-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-myth-or-reality
#15
Keigo Machida
The cancer stem cell (CSC) hypothesis has been disproved in many cancers. CSCs may exist in blood cancer, while many epithelial cancers may not have CSCs but tumor-initiating cells (TICs). Several independent studies have provided strong evidence for existence of CSCs in brain, skin, and colon cancers (Mani et al. in Cell 133:704-715, 2008, Joseph et al. in Cancer Cell 13:129-140, 2008, Reya et al. in Nature 414:105-111, 2001), while the CSC hypothesis remains controversial (Magee et al. in Cancer Cell 21:283-296, 2012)...
March 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624505/carvedilol-versus-propranolol-effect-on-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-at-1%C3%A2-month-in-patients-with-index-variceal-bleed-rct
#16
Vipin Gupta, Ramakant Rawat, Shalimar, Anoop Saraya
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) plus beta blocker is the mainstay treatment after index bleed to prevent rebleed. Primary objective of this study was to compare EVL plus propranolol versus EVL plus carvedilol on reduction of HVPG after 1 month of therapy. METHODS: Patients of cirrhosis presenting with index esophageal variceal bleed received standard treatment (Somatostatin therapy f/b EVL) following which HVPG was measured and patients were randomized to propranolol or carvedilol group if HVPG was >12 mmHg...
March 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624503/elbasvir-grazoprevir-for-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#17
REVIEW
Chandana Papudesu, Shyamasundaran Kottilil, Shashwatee Bagchi
Hepatitis C is the leading cause of progressive liver fibrosis worldwide and results in cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure and death. Successful treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) has rapidly evolved in recent years to a well-tolerated, highly efficacious all-oral therapy. Elbasvir/grazoprevir (Zepatier) is the newest of the oral combinations of HCV direct-acting agents that was approved by the US Federal Drug Administration. This review focuses on the pharmacology, mechanism of action and clinical trial data that support the use of this new combination treatment for HCV infection...
March 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155069/abstracts-of-the-26th-annual-conference-of-apasl-february-15-19-2017-shanghai-china
#18
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783208/non-invasive-diagnosis-of-hepatic-steatosis
#19
REVIEW
Christiane Stern, Laurent Castera
Non-invasive diagnosis and quantification of hepatic steatosis rely on two different but complementary approaches: biomarkers or imaging techniques, either ultrasound-based such as liver ultrasonography and controlled attenuation parameter (CAP), or computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Scores for the detection of steatosis have not gained much popularity in clinical practice so far. CAP, using the M probe, is the most promising technique but needs to be implemented with the XL probe and compared to ultrasound that, despite its limitations, remains the most widely used method...
January 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714680/live-donor-liver-transplantation-for-alcoholic-hepatitis
#20
Ashwani K Singal, Patrick S Kamath
Liver transplantation is a definitive therapy for patients with end-stage liver disease and cirrhosis, with improvement in survival and quality of life. Patients are carefully screened and selected for this modality of treatment to achieve maximum survival benefit. For example, a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma is a candidate if he or she is within Milan criteria and has no significant comorbidity. Similarly, patients with alcoholic cirrhosis are transplant candidates if they are deemed to have been rehabilitated from abusive alcohol consumption and are at low risk for recidivism...
January 2017: Hepatology International
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