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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506056/risk-score-model-for-the-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-receiving-oral-antiviral-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
#1
Won Sohn, Ju-Yeon Cho, Ji Hoon Kim, Jung Il Lee, Hyung Joon Kim, Min-Ah Woo, Sin-Ho Jung, Yong-Han Paik
Background/Aims: This study aimed to develop and validate a risk prediction model for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in treatment-naïve patients receiving oral antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Methods: We investigated 2,061 Korean treatment-naïve patients with CHB treated with entecavir as an initial therapy. A risk score model for HCC development was developed based on multivariable Cox regression model in a single center (n=990) and was validated using the time-dependent area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUROC) in three other centers (n=1,071)...
May 16, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506055/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complicated-with-bile-duct-invasion
#2
Jihyun An, Kwang Sun Lee, Kang Mo Kim, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Danbi Lee, Ju Hyun Shim, Young-Suk Lim, Han Chu Lee, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee
Background/Aims: Little is known about the treatment or outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complicated with bile duct invasion. Methods: A total of 247 consecutive HCC patients with bile duct invasion at initial diagnosis were retrospectively included. Results: The majority of patients had Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C HCC (66.8%). Portal vein tumor thrombosis was present in 166 (67.2%) patients. Median survival was 4...
May 16, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494530/radioembolization-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Hyo-Cheol Kim
Transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with yttrium 90 (90Y), an intra-arterial procedure performed by interventional radiologists, has begun being utilized in managing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Korea. There are two available TARE products: glass and resin microspheres with different physical characteristics. All patients undergoing TARE must be assessed with clinical examination and laboratory tests as well as a thorough angiographic evaluation. TARE is safe and effective in the treatment of unresectable HCC, as it has longer time-to-progression, greater ability to downsize tumors for liver transplantation, less post-embolization syndrome, and shorter hospitalization compared with chemoembolization...
May 10, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494529/nash-therapy-omega-3-supplementation-vitamin-e-insulin-sensitizers-and-statin-drugs
#4
Stephen Caldwell
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the more aggressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NASH can progress to hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, portal hypertension and primary liver cancer. Therapy is evolving with a substantial number of trials of promising new agents now in progress. In this article however, we will examine data for several older forms of therapy which have been fairly extensively studied over the years: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) supplements, vitamin E, insulin sensitizing agents with a focus on pioglitazone and statin agents...
May 10, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494528/a-comparative-study-of-sorafenib-and-metronomic-chemotherapy-for-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-stage-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-poor-liver-function
#5
Hyun Yang, Hyun Young Woo, Soon Kyu Lee, Ji Won Han, Bohyun Jang, Hee Chul Nam, Hae Lim Lee, Sung Won Lee, Do Seon Song, Myeong Jun Song, Jung Suk Oh, Ho Jong Chun, Jeong Won Jang, Angelo Lozada, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kew Yoon
Background/Aims: Metronomic chemotherapy (MET) is frequently administered in comparatively low doses as a continuous chemotherapeutic agent. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and overall survival (OS) of MET compared to sorafenib for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). Methods: A total of 54 patients with advanced HCC and PVTT who had undergone MET were analyzed between 2005 and 2013. A total of 53 patients who had undergone sorafenib therapy were analyzed as the control group...
May 10, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479589/development-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-in-a-psoriasis-patient-without-immunosuppressive-therapy
#6
Wonyong Jo, Young-Sun Suh, Sang-Il Lee, Yun-Hong Cheon, Jeongmin Hong, Sang Su Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Gyung Hyuck Ko, Hyun-Ok Kim
We present a case of a 65-year-old man with psoriasis who developed autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) without receiving immunosuppressive therapy with either anti-tumor necrosis factor-α or methotrexate. The AIH had completely resolved at 2 months after prednisolone and azathioprine therapy. This case confirms the need to consider AIH in psoriasis patients who experience new elevations in liver enzymes. To our knowledge, this is first description of the development of AIH in an immunosuppressant-naïve patient with psoriasis...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479588/clinical-impact-of-the-early-alanine-amininotransferase-flare-during-tenofovir-monotherapy-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#7
Hee Yeon Seo, Han Ah Lee, Soon Young Ko, Joon Ho Wang, Jeong Han Kim, Won Hyeok Choe, So Young Kwon
Background/Aims: Little is known about the effect of early flares on response during first-line tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and outcome of early alanine aminotransferase (ALT) flare in treatment-naive patients with CHB during long-term TDF monotherapy. Methods: One hundred eighty-one treatment-naive CHB patients were treated with a 300-mg once-daily dose of TDF for more than 12 weeks...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460515/life-sustaining-treatment-and-palliative-care-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-legal-ethical-and-practical-issues
#8
Dong Joon Kim, Moon Seok Choi
With the enactment of the 'Act on Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients in Hospice and Palliative Care or at the End of Life' (Act No. 14013) in Korea, there is growing concern about the practicality of this law. In this review, we discuss definitions, ethics, and practical issues related to this law.
May 2, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449573/a-case-of-ruptured-hepatic-angiomyolipoma-in-a-young-male
#9
Sun Hwa Kim, Tae Wook Kang, Kyunghee Lim, Hyun Sung Joh, Jiseok Kang, Dong Hyun Sinn
A 31-year-old male visited a local hospital due to sudden-onset severe abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a solid cystic mass with a size of approximately 12 cm and exhibiting both hemorrhage and fluid collection in the pelvic cavity. Emergency angiography and embolization were performed, and a large hepatic tumor was subsequently surgically resected. The tumor cells stained positive for human melanoma black-45 and smooth-muscle actin, and the pathologic diagnosis was hepatic angiomyolipoma...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427253/meta-analysis-of-the-correlation-between-the-rs17401966-polymorphism-in-kinesin-family-member-1b-and-susceptibility-to-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Mingkuan Su, Jianfeng Guo, Jiancheng Huang
Background/Aims: The association between the kinesin family member 1B (KIF1B) gene polymorphism and the risk of hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been investigated in many peer-reviewed studies. However, scholars have failed to replicate these results in validation tests. The purpose of the present study was to explore whether the KIF1B rs17401966 polymorphism was associated with susceptibility to HCC. Methods: The results of case-controlled studies on the correlation between the KIF1B rs17401966 polymorphism and HCC susceptibility were collected using Google Scholar and the EMBASE, PubMed and CNKI databases...
April 21, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349679/transient-elastography-can-be-integrated-into-routine-clinical-practice-for-the-evaluation-of-portal-hypertension
#11
Beom Kyung Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349678/a-lexicon-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-ultrasonography-benign-versus-malignant-lesions
#12
Chansik An, Gulbahor Rakhmonova, Kyunghwa Han, Nieun Seo, Jin Young Lee, Myeong-Jin Kim, Mi-Suk Park
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To suggest a lexicon for liver ultrasonography and to identify radiologic features indicative of benign or malignant lesions on surveillance ultrasonography. METHODS: This retrospective study included 188 nodules (benign, 101; malignant, 87) from 175 at-risk patients identified during surveillance ultrasonography for hepatocellular carcinoma. We created a lexicon for liver ultrasonography by reviewing relevant literature regarding the ultrasonographic features of hepatic lesions...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349677/aggressive-tumor-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Tae Wook Kang, Hyo Keun Lim, Dong Ik Cha
Image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an evolving and growing treatment option for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatic metastasis. RFA offers significant advantages as it is less invasive than surgery and carries a low risk of major complications. However, serious complications, including aggressive tumor recurrence, may be observed during follow-up, and recently, mechanical or thermal damage during RFA has been proposed to be one of the causes of this kind of recurrence. Although the exact mechanism of this still remains unclear, physicians should be familiar with the imaging features of aggressive tumor recurrence after RFA for HCC and its risk factors...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301898/epithelioid-angiomyolipoma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
#14
Soo Yeon Lee, Baek-Hui Kim
Epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML) of liver is a rare neoplasm. Hepatic EAML is often misdiagnosed as other neoplasms such as hepatocellular carcinoma due to non-specific clinical and radiologic features. The morphologic features under microscope and immunohistochemistry staining profile are important in the diagnosis EAML. Here, we report a case of 52-year-old man who found 1.2 cm mass in liver by routine checkup. On the impression of hepatocellular carcinoma, lateral sectionectomy of the liver was done. Microscopically, the tumor is composed of predominant epithelioid cells with vascular component and foamy cells...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297836/efficacy-and-safety-of-daclatasvir-plus-asunaprevir-for-korean-patients-with-hcv-genotype-ib-infection-a-retrospective-multi-institutional-study
#15
Byeong Wook Cho, Seok Bae Kim, Il Han Song, Sae Hwan Lee, Hong Soo Kim, Tae Hee Lee, Young Woo Kang, Seok Hyun Kim, Byung Seok Lee, Hee Bok Chae
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The combination of daclatasvir (DCV) and asunaprevir (ASV) has demonstrated a high sustained virologic response at 12 weeks (SVR12) and a low rate of adverse events in previous clinical studies. The purpose of this study was to clarify the results of treatment and side effects in Korean patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype Ib infection. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed clinical data from chronic HCV genotype Ib patients treated with DCV+ASV from August 2015 to September 2016 at five hospitals in the Daejeon-Chungcheong area...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297835/is-scheduled-second-chemoembolization-necessary-for-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-showing-complete-response-after-first-chemoembolization
#16
Jin Wook Chung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288507/anticoagulation-in-cirrhosis-a-new-paradigm
#17
REVIEW
Filippo Leonardi, Nicola De Maria, Erica Villa
The liver plays a crucial role in coagulation cascade. Global hemostatic process is profoundly influenced by the presence of liver disease and its complications. Patients with cirrhosis have impaired synthesis of most of the factors involved in coagulation and fibrinolysis process due to a reduced liver function and altered platelet count secondary to portal hypertension. Altered routine tests and thrombocytopenia were considered in the past as associated with increased risk of bleeding. These concepts explain both the routine use of plasma and/or platelets transfusion in patients with liver cirrhosis, especially before invasive procedures, and why these patients were considered "auto-anticoagulated"...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288506/hepatic-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-pecoma-a-case-report-with-a-review-of-literatures
#18
REVIEW
Hyun-Jin Son, Dong Wook Kang, Joo Heon Kim, Hyun Young Han, Min Koo Lee
Hepatic perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are very rare. We report a primary hepatic PEComa with a review of the literature. A 56-year-old women presented with a nodular mass detected during the management of chronic renal failure and chronic hepatitis C. Diagnostic imaging studies suggested a nodular hepatocellular carcinoma in segment 5 of the liver. The patient underwent partial hepatectomy. A brown-colored expansile mass measuring 3.2×3.0 cm was relatively demarcated from the surrounding liver parenchyma...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288505/the-use-of-immunosuppression-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-current-literature-review
#19
REVIEW
Angela Cropley, Martin Weltman
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an organ specific autoimmune condition which can manifest at any age of life. The heterogeneous nature of this condition means that great variation can be seen in severity, progression of disease and response to treatment within this patient group. Since the 1980s prednisolone and azathioprine have been used for induction and remission of the disease and remain the mainstay of treatment. Other immunosuppressive agents have been employed in difficult to treat cases. While there is less published data regarding these agents compared with the conventional treatments of steroid and azathioprine, there is mounting evidence to support the use of mycophenolate mofetil as a second-line agent...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278560/hepatogastric-fistula-as-a-rare-complication-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#20
Kyu Won Lee, Hee Yeon Kim, Chang Wook Kim, Young Ki Kim, Ohbeom Kwon, Min Ah Kim, Youngyun Cho, Keungmo Yang
Hepatogastric fistula following a pyogenic liver abscess is extremely rare, and only a handful of cases have been reported. An 88-year-old female presented with generalized weakness, fever and chills. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a 5cm-sized hypodense lesion with internal septa in the left lateral section of the liver. Due to initial suspicion of early liver abscess, she was treated with empirical intravenous antibiotics. Initially, aspiration or drainage of the liver abscess was not performed due to immature lesion characteristics...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
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