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World Journal of Hepatology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740597/is-hepatic-steatosis-associated-with-left-ventricular-mass-index-increase-in-the-general-population
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Katharina Piontek, Carsten O Schmidt, Sebastian E Baumeister, Markus M Lerch, Julia Mayerle, Marcus Dörr, Stephan B Felix, Henry Völzke
AIM: To investigate the association between hepatic steatosis and change in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) over five years, and examine whether systolic and diastolic blood pressures are mediators of the association between hepatic steatosis and LVMI using a general population sample. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Study of Health in Pomerania. The study population comprised 1298 individuals aged 45 to 81 years. Hepatic steatosis was defined as the presence of a hyperechogenic pattern of the liver together with elevated serum alanine transferase levels...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740596/improved-hepascore-in-hepatitis-c-predicts-reversal-in-risk-of-adverse-outcome
#2
Angus W Jeffrey, Yi Huang, W Bastiaan de Boer, Leon A Adams, Gerry MacQuillan, David Speers, John Joseph, Gary P Jeffrey
AIM: To establish if serial Hepascore tests (referred to as delta Hepascore) in those with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) correlate with the increase and/or decrease in risk of liver related complications. METHODS: Three hundred and forty-six CHC patients who had two Hepascore tests performed were studied. During 1944 patient years follow-up 28 (8.1%) reached an endpoint. The Hepascore is a serum test that provides clinically useful data regarding the stage of liver fibrosis and subsequent clinical outcomes in chronic liver disease...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740595/imaging-guided-percutaneous-interventions-in-hepatic-dome-lesions-tips-and-tricks
#3
REVIEW
Avinash Kambadakone, Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Raul N Uppot, Ashraf Thabet, Debra A Gervais, Ronald S Arellano
Percutaneous hepatic interventions are generally safe given the fact that liver closely abuts the abdominal wall and hence it is easily accessible. However, the superior portion of liver, adjacent to the diaphragm, commonly referred as the "hepatic dome", presents unique challenges for interventionists. Percutaneous access to the hepatic dome may be restricted by anatomical factors and special considerations may be required to avoid injury to the surrounding organs. The purpose of this review article is to discuss certain specific maneuvers and techniques that can enhance the success and safety of interventions in the hepatic dome...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740594/opportunities-for-treatment-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#4
REVIEW
Marco Ladino, Fernando Pedraza, David Roth
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection amongst patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease exceeds that of the general population. In addition to predisposing to the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, infection with HCV has been associated with extra-hepatic complications including CKD, proteinuria, glomerulonephritis, cryoglobulinemia, increased cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, and lymphoma. With these associated morbidities, infection with HCV is not unexpectedly accompanied by an increase in mortality in the general population as well as in patients with kidney disease...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706581/early-acute-kidney-injury-after-liver-transplantation-predisposing-factors-and-clinical-implications
#5
Suehana Rahman, Brian R Davidson, Susan V Mallett
AIM: To investigate the additional clinical impact of hepatic ischaemia reperfusion injury (HIRI) on patients sustaining acute kidney injury (AKI) following liver transplantation. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective study of consecutive adult patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) between January 2013 and June 2014. Early AKI was identified by measuring serum creatinine at 24 h post OLT (> 1.5 × baseline) or by the use of continuous veno-venous haemofiltration (CVVHF) during the early post-operative period...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706580/risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-after-partial-hepatectomy
#6
Luis Cesar Bredt, Luis Alberto Batista Peres
AIM: To identify risk factors for the occurrence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the postoperative period of partial hepatectomies. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 446 consecutive resections in 405 patients, analyzing clinical characteristics, preoperative laboratory data, intraoperative data, and postoperative laboratory data and clinical evolution. Adopting the International Club of Ascites criteria for the definition of AKI, potential predictors of AKI by logistic regression were identified...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706579/conventional-vs-drug-eluting-beads-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
REVIEW
Jeong Eun Song, Do Young Kim
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the current standard of therapy for patients with intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer classification. The concept of conventional TACE (cTACE) is the selective obstruction of tumor-feeding artery by injection of chemotherapeutic agents, leading to ischemic necrosis of the target tumor via cytotoxic and ischemic effects. Drug-eluting beads (DEBs) have been imposed as novel drug-delivering agents for TACE, which allows for higher concentrations of drugs within the target tumor and lower systemic concentrations compared with cTACE...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706578/systemic-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-past-present-and-future
#8
REVIEW
Esther Una Cidon
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common neoplasia which represents the second leading cause of cancer related death. Most cases occur in developing countries, but its incidence is rising in Western countries due to hepatitis C. Although hepatitis therapies have evolved and the HCC screening has increased in several areas, 40% present with advanced disease which is only amenable for palliative systemic treatment. HCC continues posing a challenge, in part due to the inherent chemoresistance of this neoplasia, the pharmacologic challenges due to an ill liver, difficulty in assessing radiological responses accurately, etc...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660013/use-of-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-to-reduce-the-need-for-fibroscan-in-the-evaluation-of-liver-fibrosis
#9
Stephanie Wong, Dep Huynh, Frank Zhang, Nam Q Nguyen
AIM: To evaluate the performance of aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio (APRI) score against FibroScan in predicting the presence of fibrosis. METHODS: Data of patients who concurrently had APRI score, FibroScan and liver biopsy to assess their hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) over 6 years were retrospectively reviewed and details of their disease characteristics and demographics were recorded. Advanced fibrosis was defined as ≥ F3...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660012/angiotensin-ii-or-epinephrine-hemodynamic-and-metabolic-responses-in-the-liver-of-l-name-induced-hypertension-and-spontaneous-hypertensive-rats
#10
Debora Conte Kimura, Marcia Regina Nagaoka, Durval Rosa Borges, Maria Kouyoumdjian
AIM: To study hepatic vasoconstriction and glucose release induced by angiotensin (Ang)II or Epi in rats with pharmacological hypertension and spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). METHODS: Isolated liver perfusion was performed following portal vein and vena cava cannulation; AngII or epinephrine (Epi) was injected in bolus and portal pressure monitored; glucose release was measured in perfusate aliquots. RESULTS: The portal hypertensive response (PHR) and the glucose release induced by AngII of L-NAME were similar to normal rats (WIS)...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660011/risk-factors-and-outcomes-associated-with-alcohol-relapse-after-liver-transplantation
#11
REVIEW
Jane Lim, Michael P Curry, Vinay Sundaram
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is the second most common indication for liver transplantation (LT) in the United States and Europe. Unlike other indications for LT, transplantation for ALD may be controversial due to the concern for alcohol relapse and non-compliance after LT. However, the overall survival in patients transplanted for ALD is comparable or higher than in patients transplanted for other etiologies of liver disease. While the rate of alcohol use after liver transplantation does not differ among various etiologies of liver disease, alcohol relapse after transplantation for ALD has been associated with complications such as graft rejection, graft loss, recurrent alcoholic cirrhosis and reduced long-term patient survival...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660010/liver-immunology-and-herbal-treatment
#12
REVIEW
Yasemin H Balaban, Ceylan Aka, Ufuk Koca-Caliskan
Beyond the metabolic functions, the liver recently has been defined as an organ of immune system (IS), which have central regulatory role for innate and adaptive immunity. The liver keeps a delicate balance between hepatic screening of pathogenic antigens and immune tolerance to self-antigens. Herbal treatments with immunological effects have potential to alter this hepatic immune balance towards either therapeutic side or diseases side by inducing liver injury via hepatotoxicity or initiation of autoimmune diseases...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652894/successful-surgical-resection-of-ruptured-cholangiolocellular-carcinoma-a-rare-case-of-a-primary-hepatic-tumor
#13
Shota Akabane, Takushiro Ban, Shunsaku Kouriki, Hiroyuki Tanemura, Haruhiro Nakazaki, Masayuki Nakano, Nobuaki Shinozaki
Spontaneous rupture is one of the most fatal complications of hepatic tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma. In fact, many studies have shown that the in-hospital and 30-d mortality rates are as high as 25%-100%. Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is a rare primary hepatic tumor, usually small in size, that is thought to originate from the ductules and/or canals of Hering. Here, we present a case of spontaneous rupture of a CoCC that was successfully resected by radical surgery. Although CoCC is a rare primary hepatic tumor, it demonstrates certain specific clinical features, including a better prognosis than for other primary liver cancers, and thus should be distinguished from those other cancers...
June 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652893/low-bone-mineral-density-and-the-severity-of-cholestasis-in-biliary-atresia
#14
Krittapak Homchan, Tawatchai Chaiwatanarat, Wanvisa Udomsinprasert, Voranush Chongsrisawat, Yong Poovorawan, Sittisak Honsawek
AIM: To investigate the prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis in postoperative biliary atresia (BA) children and the association of bone mineral density (BMD) and biochemical parameters in postKasai BA subjects. METHODS: A total of 70 patients with postKasai BA were enrolled in this prospective study. The patients were classified into two groups according to their jaundice status. BMD of the lumbar spine was analyzed using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. RESULTS: The prevalence of low bone mass (osteopenia and osteoporosis) in BA patients were 51...
June 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652892/abdominal-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-procedure
#15
REVIEW
Michele Zerial, Dario Lorenzin, Andrea Risaliti, Chiara Zuiani, Rossano Girometti
Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) is a recently introduced technique aimed to perform two-stage hepatectomy in patients with a variety of primary or secondary neoplastic lesions. ALPSS is based on a preliminary liver resection associated with ligation of the portal branch directed to the diseased hemiliver (DH), followed by hepatectomy after an interval of time in which the future liver remnant (FLR) hypertrophied adequately (partly because of preserved arterialization of the DH)...
June 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652891/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-an-expanded-review
#16
REVIEW
Mark Benedict, Xuchen Zhang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses the simple steatosis to more progressive steatosis with associated hepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis, and in some cases hepatocellular carcinoma. NAFLD is a growing epidemic, not only in the United States, but worldwide in part due to obesity and insulin resistance leading to liver accumulation of triglycerides and free fatty acids. Numerous risk factors for the development of NAFLD have been espoused with most having some form of metabolic derangement or insulin resistance at the core of its pathophysiology...
June 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596819/usefulness-of-the-mesh-score-in-a-european-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cohort
#17
Xavier Adhoute, Guillaume Pénaranda, Jean-Luc Raoul, Marc Bourlière
The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer classification is the most widely - used hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) staging system because it is simple, precise and linked to a treatment algorithm based on randomized studies. But each group includes a broad spectrum of tumors, with limited therapeutic options, particularly for intermediate and advanced stages. Consequently, different additional scoring systems have been proposed to refine the prognosis and/or to improve the management. But until now, there is no consensus...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596818/trend-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-incidence-after-bayesian-correction-for-misclassified-data-in-iranian-provinces
#18
Nastaran Hajizadeh, Ahmad Reza Baghestani, Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, Sara Ashtari, Zeinab Fazeli, Mohsen Vahedi, Mohammad Reza Zali
AIM: To study the trend of hepatocellular carcinoma incidence after correcting the misclassification in registering cancer incidence across Iranian provinces in cancer registry data. METHODS: Incidence data of hepatocellular carcinoma were extracted from Iranian annual of national cancer registration reports 2004 to 2008. A Bayesian method was implemented to estimate the rate of misclassification in registering cancer incidence in neighboring province. A beta prior is considered for misclassification parameter...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596817/cardiovascular-assessment-in-liver-transplant-for-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-patients-what-we-do-what-we-should-do
#19
REVIEW
Yolanda Sanchez-Torrijos, Javier Ampuero, Manuel Romero-Gómez
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing considerably due to the current lifestyle, which means that it is becoming one of the main indications for liver transplantation. On the other hand, there is a strong association between NAFLD and cardiovascular disease. This has been evidenced in many studies revealing a higher presence of carotid plaques or carotid intima-media thickness, leading to cardiovascular events and, ultimately, mortality. According to the liver transplant guidelines, screening for heart disease in transplant candidates should be performed by electrocardiogram and transthoracic echocardiography while a stress echocardiogram should be reserved for those with more than two cardiovascular risk factors or greater than 50 years old...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596816/coffee-the-magical-bean-for-liver-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Ryan D Heath, Mihir Brahmbhatt, Asli C Tahan, Jamal A Ibdah, Veysel Tahan
Coffee has long been recognized as having hepatoprotective properties, however, the extent of any beneficial effect is still being elucidated. Coffee appears to reduce risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, reduce advancement of fibrotic disease in a variety of chronic liver diseases, and perhaps reduce ability of hepatitis C virus to replicate. This review aims to catalog the evidence for coffee as universally beneficial across a spectrum of chronic liver diseases, as well as spotlight opportunities for future investigation into coffee and liver disease...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
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