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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190329/tenofovir-has-inferior-efficacy-in-adefovir-experienced-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-compared-to-nucleos-t-ide-na%C3%A3-ve-patients
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Goh Eun Chung, Eun Ju Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Minjong Lee, Yuri Cho, Dong Hyeon Lee, Hwi Young Kim, Su Jong Yu, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Fabien Zoulim
Background/Aims: A recent study reported that entecavir had inferior efficacy in nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA)-experienced chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients compared to NA-naïve patients. We sought to compare the efficacy of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) in NA-experienced and NA-naïve CHB patients. Methods: We retrospectively enrolled 252 consecutive patients who had a serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA level greater than 2,000 IU/mL at the initiation of TDF treatment and who received TDF for at least 6 months...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081595/switch-to-tenofovir-based-therapy-or-to-continue-adefovir-based-therapy-in-chb-patients-with-suboptimal-response-to-adefovir-based-combination
#2
Byung-Cheol Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081594/management-of-direct-antiviral-agent-failures
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REVIEW
María Buti, Rafael Esteban
The current standard of care for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a combination of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). Most HCV patients treated with these drugs achieve viral elimination, but 1% to 15% fail to attain this objective. Treatment failures are usually related to relapse, and less often to on-treatment viral breakthrough. HCV drug resistant associated substitutions are detected in most patients who do not eliminate the virus. The risk of developing these variants depends on host- and virus-related factors, the properties of the drugs used, and the treatment strategies applied...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081593/percutaneous-cryoablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Kyoung Doo Song
Local ablation therapy is considered as a conventional treatment option for patients with early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although radiofrequency (RF) ablation is widely used for HCC, the use of cryoablation has been increasing as newer and safer cryoablation systems have developed. The thermodynamic mechanism of freezing and thawing used in cryoablation is the Joule-Thomson effect. Cryoablation destroys tissue via direct tissue destruction and vascular-related injury. A few recent comparative studies have shown that percutaneous cryoablation for HCCs is comparable to percutaneous RF ablation in terms of long term therapeutic outcomes and complications...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081592/primary-adenosquamous-carcinoma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
#5
Kyung Han Nam, Ji Yeon Kim
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the liver is a rare variant of cholangiocarcinoma. It is known to be a highly aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis, but its pathogenesis remains unclear owing to limited data in the literature. We report a case of 56-year-old woman who presented with a 1-week history of epigastric pain. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 6.5-cm ill-defined mass with low signal intensity in the left lobe of the liver, which was suspicious of cholangiocarcinoma. The patient underwent left hemihepatectomy...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081591/new-perspectives-of-biomarkers-for-the-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#6
REVIEW
Chih-Lin Lin, Jia-Horng Kao
With recent advances in molecular and genomic investigations, the impact of hepatitis B viral and host factors on the progression of chronic HBV infection has been explored. For viral factors, hepatitis B viral load is a strong predictor for liver disease progression. Hepatitis B viral kinetics appear to be important for successful anti-viral therapy. Serum HBsAg level serves as a complementary marker to viral load for the prediction of HBV-related adverse outcomes in patients with low viral load. In those with low viral load, high serum HBsAg level is associated with higher risks of cirrhosis and HCC...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081590/emergency-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-blood-clots-in-the-stomach-but-no-active-bleeding-or-stigmata-increases-the-risk-of-rebleeding
#7
Su Jin Kim, Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Young Mi Hong, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Hyung Seok Nam, Sm Bakhtiar Ui Islam
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of emergency variceal ligation for the prevention of rebleeding in cirrhotic patients who are found on initial endoscopy to have blood clots in the stomach but no actively bleeding esophageal and gastric varices or stigmata. METHODS: This study included 28 cirrhotic patients who underwent emergency prophylactic EVL and 41 who underwent an elective intervention between January 2009 and June 2014...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081589/preemptive-antiviral-therapy-with-entecavir-can-reduce-acute-deterioration-of-hepatic-function-following-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Sun Hong Yoo, Jeong Won Jang, Jung Hyun Kwon, Seung Min Jung, Bohyun Jang, Jong Young Choi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatic damage during transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a critical complication in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Apart from its role in preventing HBV reactivation, there is some evidence for the benefits of preemptive antiviral therapy in TACE. This study evaluated the effect of preemptive antiviral therapy on acute hepatic deterioration following TACE. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included a prospectively collected cohort of 108 patients with HBV-related HCC who underwent TACE between January 2007 and January 2013...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081588/cyanoacrylate-injection-versus-band-ligation-for-bleeding-from-cardiac-varices-along-the-lesser-curvature-of-the-stomach
#9
Sang Jung Park, Yong Kwon Kim, Yeon Seok Seo, Seung Woon Park, Han Ah Lee, Tae Hyung Kim, Sang Jun Suh, Young Kul Jung, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyunggin An, Hyung Joon Yim, Jae Young Jang, Jong Eun Yeon, Kwan Soo Byun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Practice guidelines recommend endoscopic band ligation (EBL) and endoscopic variceal obturation (EVO) for bleeding from esophageal varices and fundal varices, respectively. However, the optimal treatment for bleeding from cardiac varices along the lesser curvature of the stomach (GOV1) remains undefined. This retrospective study compared the efficacy between EBL and EVO for bleeding from GOV1. METHODS: Patients treated by EBL or EVO via cyanoacrylate injection for bleeding from GOV1 were enrolled...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081587/clinical-significance-and-predictive-factors-of-early-massive-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-a-single-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ju-Yeon Cho, Moon Seok Choi, Gil Sun Lee, Won Sohn, Jemma Ahn, Dong-Hyun Sinn, Geum-Youn Gwak, Yong-Han Paik, Joon Hyeok Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is one of the most frequently applied curative treatments in patients with a single small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the clinical significance of and risk factors for early massive recurrence after RFA-a dreadful event limiting further curative treatment-have not been fully evaluated. METHODS: In total, 438 patients with a single HCC of size ≤3 cm who underwent percutaneous RFA as an initial treatment between 2006 and 2009 were included...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081586/a-case-of-levocetirizine-induced-liver-injury
#11
Moon Chan Jung, Ja Kyung Kim, Jae Yeon Cho, Jae Won Song, Bohyun Lee, Ji Won Park, Jinwon Seo, Sung Eun Kim
Levocetirizine is a second-generation nonsedative antihistaminic agent that has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for treating allergic disease. There was only one case report of levocetirizine-induced liver toxicity, but a liver biopsy was not performed. In this article, we present the first case of levocetirizine-induced liver injury with histologic findings. A 48-year-old man was hospitalized with jaundice and generalized pruritus that had developed after 2 months of therapy with levocetirizine for prurigo nodularis...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987537/comparison-of-hepatic-mdct-mri-and-dsa-to-explant-pathology-for-the-detection-and-treatment-planning-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Lauren M Ladd, Temel Tirkes, Mark Tann, David M Agarwal, Matthew S Johnson, Bilal Tahir, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis and treatment plan for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be made from radiologic imaging. However, lesion detection may vary depending on the imaging modality. This study aims to evaluate the sensitivities of hepatic multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in the detection of HCC and the consequent management impact on potential liver transplant patients. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen HCC lesions were analyzed in 41 patients who received an orthotopic liver transplant (OLT)...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987536/acute-kidney-injury-in-liver-cirrhosis-new-definition-and-application
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REVIEW
Florence Wong
The traditional diagnostic criteria of renal dysfunction in cirrhosis are a 50% increase in serum creatinine (SCr) with a final value above 1.5 mg/dL. This means that patients with milder degrees of renal dysfunction are not being diagnosed, and therefore not offered timely treatment. The International Ascites Club in 2015 adapted the term acute kidney injury (AKI) to represent acute renal dysfunction in cirrhosis, and defined it by an increase in SCr of 0.3 mg/dL (26.4 µmoL/L) in <48 hours, or a 50% increase in SCr from a baseline within ≤3 months...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880998/recurrent-acute-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-liver-cirrhosis-treated-by-rivaroxaban
#14
Hyeyoung Yang, Seo Ree Kim, Myeong Jun Song
Cirrhosis can occur with the development of portal vein thrombosis (PVT). PVT may aggravate portal hypertension, and it can lead to hepatic decompensation. The international guideline recommends for anticoagulation treatment to be maintained for at least 3 months in all patients with acute PVT. Low-molecular-weight-heparin and changing to warfarin is the usual anticoagulation treatment. However, warfarin therapy is problematic due to a narrow therapeutic window and the requirement for frequent dose adjustment, which has prompted the development of novel oral anticoagulants for overcoming these problems...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880997/efficacy-of-switching-from-adefovir-to-tenofovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-who-exhibit-suboptimal-responses-to-adefovir-based-combination-rescue-therapy-due-to-resistance-to-nucleoside-analogues-satis-study
#15
Hye Won Lee, Jun Yong Park, Beom Kyung Kim, Moon Young Kim, Jung Il Lee, Young Suk Kim, Ki Tae Yoon, Kwang-Hyub Han, Sang Hoon Ahn
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It remains to be determined whether switching from adefovir (ADV) to tenofovir (TDF) provides better virological outcomes in patients exhibiting suboptimal responses to ADV plus nucleoside analogue (ADV+NA) therapy for NA-resistant chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: In this prospective trial, patients who showed partial responses (defined as serum hepatitis B virus [HBV] DNA >60 IU/mL) to ADV+NA therapy for NA resistance were randomly allocated to receive TDF plus NA (TDF+NA group, n=16) or to continue their current therapy (ADV+NA group, n=16)...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729637/what-we-need-to-know-when-performing-and-interpreting-us-elastography
#16
So Hyun Park, So Yeon Kim, Chong Hyun Suh, Seung Soo Lee, Kyoung Won Kim, So Jung Lee, Moon-Gyu Lee
According to the increasing need for accurate staging of hepatic fibrosis, the ultrasound (US) elastography techniques have evolved significantly over the past two decades. Currently, US elastography is increasingly used in clinical practice. Previously published studies have demonstrated the excellent diagnostic performance of US elastography for the detection and staging of liver fibrosis. Although US elastography may seem easy to perform and interpret, there are many technical and clinical factors which can affect the results of US elastography...
September 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729636/histopathology-of-a-benign-bile-duct-lesion-in-the-liver-morphologic-mimicker-or-precursor-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#17
Kyoung-Bun Lee
A bile duct lesion originating from intrahepatic bile ducts is generally regarded as an incidental pathologic finding in liver specimens. However, a recent study on the molecular classification of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma has focused on the heterogeneity of this carcinoma and has suggested that the cells of different origins present in the biliary tree may have a major role in the mechanism of oncogenesis. In this review, benign intrahepatic bile duct lesions-regarded in the past as reactive changes or remnant developmental anomalies and now noted to have potential for developing precursor lesions of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma-are discussed by focusing on the histopathologic features and its implications in clinical practice...
September 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729635/does-obesity-increase-the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#18
Byoung Kuk Jang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729634/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-diseases-update-on-the-challenge-of-diagnosis-and-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Hyunwoo Oh, Dae Won Jun, Waqar K Saeed, Mindie H Nguyen
The prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is estimated to be 25-30% of the population, and is the most common cause of elevated liver enzymes in Korea. NAFLD is a "hot potato" for pharmaceutical companies. Many clinical trials are underway to develop a first-in-class drug to treat NAFLD. However, there are several challenging issues regarding the diagnosis of NAFLD. Currently, liver biopsy is the gold standard method for the diagnosis of NAFLD and steatohepatitis. Ideally, globally recognized standards for histological diagnosis and methods to optimize observer agreement on biopsy interpretation should be developed...
September 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729633/hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-titer-is-a-good-indicator-of-durable-viral-response-after-entecavir-off-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
#20
Han Ah Lee, Yeon Seok Seo, Seung Woon Park, Sang Jung Park, Tae Hyung Kim, Sang Jun Suh, Young Kul Jung, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyunggin An, Hyung Joon Yim, Jong Eun Yeon, Kwan Soo Byun, Soon Ho Um
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Clear indicators for stopping antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients are not yet available. Since the level of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is correlated with covalently closed circular DNA, the HBsAg titer might be a good indicator of the off-treatment response. This study aimed to determine the relationship between the HBsAg titer and the entecavir (ETV) off-treatment response. METHODS: This study analyzed 44 consecutive CHB patients (age, 44...
September 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
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