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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321276/phase-angle-obtained-by-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-independently-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#1
Giliane Belarmino, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Raquel S Torrinhas, Priscila Sala, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Rosa Maria R Pereira, Valéria F Caparbo, Graziela R Ravacci, Lucas Damiani, Steven B Heymsfield, Dan L Waitzberg
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic value of the phase angle (PA) obtained from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for mortality prediction in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: In total, 134 male cirrhotic patients prospectively completed clinical evaluations and nutritional assessment by BIA to obtain PAs during a 36-mo follow-up period. Mortality risk was analyzed by applying the PA cutoff point recently proposed as a malnutrition marker (PA ≤ 4.9°) in Kaplan-Meier curves and multivariate Cox regression models...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321275/features-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hispanics-differ-from-african-americans-and-non-hispanic-whites
#2
Neeta K Venepalli, Mary V Modayil, Stephanie A Berg, Tad D Nair, Mayur Parepally, Priyanka Rajaram, Ron C Gaba, James T Bui, Yue Huang, Scott J Cotler
AIM: To compare features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Hispanics to those of African Americans and Whites. METHODS: Patients treated for HCC at an urban tertiary medical center from 2005 to 2011 were identified from a tumor registry. Data were collected retrospectively, including demographics, comorbidities, liver disease characteristics, tumor parameters, treatment, and survival (OS) outcomes. OS analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier method. RESULTS: One hundred and ninety-five patients with HCC were identified: 80...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321274/risk-factors-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-cirrhosis-due-to-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-multicenter-case-control-study
#3
Kathleen E Corey, Samer Gawrieh, Andrew S deLemos, Hui Zheng, Andrew E Scanga, Jennifer W Haglund, Jorge Sanchez, Christopher J Danford, Megan Comerford, Krista Bossi, Samina Munir, Naga Chalasani, Julia Wattacheril
AIM: To identify risk factors associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), describe tumor characteristics and treatments pursed for a cohort of individuals with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of a well-characterized cohort of patients among five liver transplant centers with NASH cirrhosis with (cases) and without HCC (controls). RESULTS: Ninety-four cases and 150 controls were included...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321273/characterization-of-a-new-monoclonal-anti-glypican-3-antibody-specific-to-the-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-line-hepg2
#4
Preeyanat Vongchan, Robert J Linhardt
AIM: To characterize the antigen on HepG2 cell that is specifically recognized by a new monoclonal antibody raised against human liver heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG), clone 1E4-1D9. METHODS: The antigen recognized by mAb 1E4-1D9 was immunoprecipitated and its amino acid sequence was analyzed LC/MS. The transmembrane domain, number of cysteine residues, and glycosylation sites were predicted from these entire sequences. Data from amino acid analysis was aligned with glypican-3 (https://www...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321272/future-of-liver-disease-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c
#5
REVIEW
Francesca Romana Ponziani, Francesca Mangiola, Cecilia Binda, Maria Assunta Zocco, Massimo Siciliano, Antonio Grieco, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Maurizio Pompili, Antonio Gasbarrini
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been a global health problem for decades, due to the high number of infected people and to the lack of effective and well-tolerated therapies. In the last 3 years, the approval of new direct acting antivirals characterized by high rates of virological clearance and excellent tolerability has dramatically improved HCV infection curability, especially for patients with advanced liver disease and for liver transplant recipients. Long-term data about the impact of the new direct acting antivirals on liver fibrosis and liver disease-related outcomes are not yet available, due to their recent introduction...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321271/parkin-in-cancer-mitophagy-related-unrelated-tasks
#6
EDITORIAL
Nabil Eid, Yoichi Kondo
Dysfunctional mitochondria may produce excessive reactive oxygen species, thus inducing DNA damage, which may be oncogenic if not repaired. As a major role of the PINK1-Parkin pathway involves selective autophagic clearance of damaged mitochondria via a process termed mitophagy, Parkin-mediated mitophagy may be a tumor-suppressive mechanism. As an alternative mechanism for tumor inhibition beyond mitophagy, Parkin has been reported to have other oncosuppressive functions such as DNA repair, negative regulation of cell proliferation and stimulation of p53 tumor suppressor function...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293384/hyperammonemia-crisis-following-parturition-in-a-female-patient-with-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency
#7
Jun Kido, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Hidenobu Kamohara, Takashi Ohba, Shirou Matsumoto, Fumio Endo, Kimitoshi Nakamura
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is an X-linked disorder, with an estimated prevalence of 1 per 80000 live births. Female patients with OTCD develop metabolic crises that are easily provoked by non-predictable common disorders, such as genetic (private mutations and lyonization) and external factors; however, the outcomes of these conditions may differ. We resuscitated a female patient with OTCD from hyperammonemic crisis after she gave birth. Hyperammonemia after parturition in a female patient with OTCD can be fatal, and this type of hyperammonemia persists for an extended period of time...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293383/vitamin-e-for-the-treatment-of-children-with-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-positive-chronic-hepatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Sirio Fiorino, Maria Letizia Bacchi-Reggiani, Paolo Leandri, Elisabetta Loggi, Pietro Andreone
AIM: To assess vitamin E efficacy, defined as its ability to induce hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion, in children with HBeAg-positive persistent hepatitis. METHODS: In July 2016, we extracted articles published in MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library using the following search terms: "chronic hepatitis B", "children", "childhood", "therapy", "treatment", "vitamin E", "tocopherols", "tocotrienols". Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in English language were collected...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293382/sarcopenia-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-is-there-a-relationship-a-systematic-review
#9
Cristiane V Tovo, Sabrina A Fernandes, Caroline Buss, Angelo A de Mattos
AIM: To perform a systematic review to evaluate the incidence and prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adult patients with sarcopenia. METHODS: Randomized clinical trials, cross-sectional or cohort studies including adult patients (over 18 years) with sarcopenia were selected. The primary outcomes of interest were the prevalence or incidence of NAFLD in sarcopenic patients. In the screening process, 44 full-text articles were included in the review and 41 studies were excluded...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293381/thrombocytopenia-in-cirrhosis-impact-of-fibrinogen-on-bleeding-risk
#10
Sonali V Thakrar, Susan V Mallett
AIM: To investigate the relationship between baseline platelet count, clauss fibrinogen, maximum amplitude (MA) on thromboelastography, and blood loss in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our OLT Database (2006-2015) was performed. Baseline haematological indices and intraoperative blood transfusion requirements, as a combination of cell salvage return and estimation of 300 mls/unit of allogenic blood, was noted as a surrogate for intraoperative bleeding...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293380/fibrosis-assessment-using-fibrometer-combined-to-first-generation-tests-in-hepatitis-c
#11
Maria Chiara Chindamo, Jerome Boursier, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Isabelle Fouchard-Hubert, Vera Lúcia Nunes Pannain, João Marcello de Araújo Neto, Henrique Sérgio Moraes Coelho, Renata de Mello Perez, Paul Calès, Cristiane Alves Villela-Nogueira
AIM: To evaluate the performance of FibroMeter(Virus3G) combined to the first generation tests aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) or Forns index to assess significant fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). METHODS: First generation tests APRI or Forns were initially applied in a derivation population from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil considering cut-offs previously reported in the literature to evaluate significant fibrosis. FibroMeter(Virus3G) was sequentially applied to unclassified cases from APRI or Forns...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293379/clinical-features-histology-and-histogenesis-of-combined-hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma
#12
REVIEW
Shweta Gera, Mark Ettel, Gabriel Acosta-Gonzalez, Ruliang Xu
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (CHC) is a rare tumor with poor prognosis, with incidence ranging from 1.0%-4.7% of all primary hepatic tumors. This entity will be soon renamed as hepato-cholangiocarcinoma. The known risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been implicated for CHC including viral hepatitis and cirrhosis. It is difficult to diagnose this tumor pre-operatively. The predominant histologic component within the tumor largely determines the predominant radiographic features making it a difficult distinction...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293378/hepatorenal-syndrome-update-on-diagnosis-and-therapy
#13
EDITORIAL
Juan G Acevedo, Matthew E Cramp
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a manifestation of extreme circulatory dysfunction and entails high morbidity and mortality. A new definition has been recently recommended by the International Club of Ascites, according to which HRS diagnosis relies in serum creatinine changes instead that on a fixed high value. Moreover, new data on urinary biomarkers has been recently published. In this sense, the use of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin seems useful to identify patients with acute tubular necrosis and should be employed in the diagnostic algorithm...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261386/is-it-time-to-rethink-combined-liver-kidney-transplant-in-hepatitis-c-patients-with-advanced-fibrosis
#14
Niraj James Shah, Mark W Russo
AIM: To reduce hepatic and extrahepatic complications of chronic hepatitis C in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of kidney only transplant in patients with hepatitis C and advanced fibrosis. RESULTS: The 5 year patient survival of kidney transplant recipients with and without hepatitis C cirrhosis ranged from 31% to 90% and 85% to 92%, respectively. Hepatitis C kidney transplant recipients had lower 10-year survival when compared to hepatitis B patients, 40% and 90% respectively...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261385/influence-of-vitamin-d-on-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-pooled-clinical-trials-data
#15
Alia S Dadabhai, Behnam Saberi, Katie Lobner, Russell T Shinohara, Gerard E Mullin
AIM: To investigate the relationship between vitamin D and liver fibrosis in hepatitis C-monoinfected or hepatitis C virus (HCV)-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infected patients. METHODS: Pertinent studies were located by a library literature search in PubMed/Embase/Cochrane/Scopus/LILACS by two individual reviewers. Inclusion criteria: (1) studies with patients with HCV or co-infected HCV/HIV; (2) studies with patients ≥ 18 years old; (3) studies that evaluated liver fibrosis stage, only based on liver biopsy; and (4) studies that reported serum or plasma 25(OH)D levels...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261384/addition-of-simvastatin-to-carvedilol-non-responders-a-new-pharmacological-therapy-for-treatment-of-portal-hypertension
#16
Zeeshan Ahmad Wani, Sonmoon Mohapatra, Afaq Ahmad Khan, Ashutosh Mohapatra, Ghulam Nabi Yatoo
AIM: To determine whether addition of simvastatin could be an important pharmacological rescue therapy for carvedilol non-responders. METHODS: One hundred and two consecutive patients of cirrhosis of liver with significant portal hypertension were included. Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) was measured at the base line and after proper optimization of dose; chronic response was assessed at 3 mo. Carvedilol non-responders were given simvastatin 20 mg per day (increased to 40 mg per day at day 15)...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261383/malnutrition-negatively-impacts-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-an-observational-study
#17
Gabriela Rojas-Loureiro, Alfredo Servín-Caamaño, Elizabeth Pérez-Reyes, Luis Servín-Abad, Fátima Higuera-de la Tijera
AIM: To verify how malnutrition is related to health-related quality of life (HRQL) impairment in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: Data was retrospectively abstracted from medical records and obtained by direct interview. We included patients with cirrhosis from any etiology, evaluated at the Liver Clinic from Gastroenterology Department in a tertiary healthcare center, from June 2014 to June 2016. Child-Pugh score, data about complications, and demographic, clinical and anthropometric characteristics of patients were obtained...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261382/efficacy-and-safety-of-telaprevir-and-simeprevir-based-triple-therapies-for-older-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#18
Satoshi Yamagiwa, Toru Ishikawa, Nobuo Waguri, Soichi Sugitani, Hiroto Wakabayashi, Shogo Ohkoshi, Takashi Tsukishiro, Toru Takahashi, Toshiaki Watanabe, Shuji Terai
AIM: To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of telaprevir (TVR)-and simeprevir (SMV)-based triple therapies in elderly patients, specifically patients aged 66 years or older. METHODS: The present study enrolled 112 and 76 Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1b infection who were treated with a 12-wk TVR-based or SMV-based triple therapy, respectively, followed by a dual therapy that included pegylated interferon α and ribavirin (RBV) for 12 wk...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261381/role-of-surgical-resection-for-non-colorectal-non-neuroendocrine-liver-metastases
#19
REVIEW
Nobuyuki Takemura, Akio Saiura
It is widely accepted that the indications for hepatectomy in colorectal cancer liver metastases and liver metastases of neuro-endocrine tumors result in relatively better prognoses, whereas, the indications and prognoses of hepatectomy for non-colorectal non-neuroendocrine liver metastases (NCNNLM) remain controversial owing to the limited number of cases and the heterogeneity of the primary diseases. There have been many publications on NCNNLM; however, its background heterogeneity makes it difficult to reach a specific conclusion...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261380/adverse-effects-of-oral-antiviral-therapy-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#20
REVIEW
Bircan Kayaaslan, Rahmet Guner
Oral nucleoside/nucleotide analogues (NAs) are currently the backbone of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection treatment. They are generally well-tolerated by patients and safe to use. To date, a significant number of patients have been treated with NAs. Safety data has accumulated over the years. The aim of this article is to review and update the adverse effects of oral NAs. NAs can cause class adverse effects (i.e., myopathy, neuropathy, lactic acidosis) and dissimilar adverse effects. All NAs carry a "Black Box" warning because of the potential risk for mitochondrial dysfunction...
February 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
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