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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301898/epithelioid-angiomyolipoma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
#1
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 17, 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
#2
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 16, 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
#3
Jin Wook Chung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288507/anticoagulation-in-cirrhosis-a-new-paradigm
#4
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 14, 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
#5
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 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288505/the-use-of-immunosuppression-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-current-literature-review
#6
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 14, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278560/hepatogastric-fistula-as-a-rare-complication-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#7
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 9, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268262/genetic-predisposition-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#8
Silvia Sookoian, Carlos J Pirola
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease whose prevalence has reached global epidemic proportions. Although the disease is relatively benign in the early stages, when severe clinical forms, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis and even hepatocellular carcinoma, occur, they result in worsening the long-term prognosis. A growing body of evidence indicates that NAFLD develops from a complex process in which many factors, including genetic susceptibility and environmental insults, are involved...
March 9, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263954/the-role-of-scheduled-second-tace-in-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-complete-response-to-initial-tace
#9
Jung Hee Kim, Dong Hyun Sinn, Sung Wook Shin, Sung Ki Cho, Wonseok Kang, Geum-Youn Gwak, Yong-Han Paik, Joon Hyeok Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik, Moon Seok Choi
Background/Aims: We investigated the outcomes of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients who showed a complete response (CR) to initial transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), with a focus on the role of scheduled TACE repetition. Methods: A total of 178 patients with early-stage HCC who were initially treated with TACE and showed a CR based on the modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (mRECIST) criteria on one month follow-up computed tomography (CT) were analyzed...
March 7, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263953/transient-elastography-versus-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-for-diagnosing-portal-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Gaeun Kim, Moon Young Kim, Soon Koo Baik
Background/Aims: Transient elastography (TE) has been proposed as a promising noninvasive alternative to hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) for detecting portal hypertension (PH). However, previous studies have yielded conflicting results. We gathered evidence from literature on the clinical usefulness of TE versus HVPG for assessing PH. Methods: We conducted a systematic review by searching databases for relevant literature evaluating the clinical usefulness of non-invasive TE for assessing PH in patients with cirrhosis...
March 7, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259115/barriers-to-treatment-of-failed-or-interferon-ineligible-patients-in-the-era-of-daa-single-center-study
#11
Kwang Il Seo, Byung Chul Yun, Weiquan James Li, Sang Uk Lee, Byung Hoon Han, Eun Taek Park
Background/Aims: Interferon-based treatment is not appropriate for a large number of patients with chronic hepatitis C for various medical and social reasons. Newly developed directly acting antivirals (DAAs) have been used to treat chronic hepatitis C without severe adverse effects and have achieved a sustained viral response (SVR) rate of 80-90% with short treatment duration. We were interested to determine whether all patients who failed to respond to or were ineligible for interferon-based therapy could be treated with DAAs...
March 3, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
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
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