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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349902/association-between-pre-sarcopenia-sarcopenia-and-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Tatiana Bering, Kiara G D Diniz, Marta Paula P Coelho, Diego A Vieira, Maria Marta S Soares, Adriana M Kakehasi, Maria Isabel T D Correia, Rosângela Teixeira, Dulciene M M Queiroz, Gifone A Rocha, Luciana D Silva
BACKGROUND: Preserved skeletal muscle is essential for the maintenance of healthy bone. Loss of bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength, considered a predictor of BMD, have been demonstrated in patients with cirrhosis, but they are poorly studied in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) without cirrhosis. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of low BMD and its association with body composition, muscle strength, and nutritional status in CHC. METHODS: One hundred and four subjects [mean age, 50...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343427/controlled-attenuation-parameter-and-alcoholic-hepatic-steatosis-diagnostic-accuracy-and-role-of-alcohol-detoxification
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Maja Thiele, Vanessa Rausch, Gabriele Fluhr, Maria Kjærgaard, Felix Piecha, Johannes Mueller, Beate Katharina Straub, Monica Lupşor-Platon, Victor De-Ledinghen, Helmut Karl Seitz, Sönke Detlefsen, Bjørn Madsen, Aleksander Krag, Sebastian Mueller
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a novel non-invasive measure of hepatic steatosis, but has not been evaluated in alcoholic liver disease. We therefore aimed to validate CAP for assessment of biopsy-verified alcoholic steatosis and to study the effect of alcohol detoxification on CAP. METHODS: Cross-sectional, biopsy-controlled, diagnostic study in four European liver centers. Consecutive alcohol-overusing patients underwent concomitant CAP, regular ultrasound and liver biopsy...
January 14, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342164/environmental-dust-inhalation-in-the-european-badger-meles-meles-systemic-distribution-of-silica-laden-macrophages-pathological-changes-and-association-with-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-status
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Janne M Schoening, Leigh A L Corner, Locksley L McV Messam, Joseph P Cassidy, Alan Wolfe
Chronic inhalation of crystalline silica and silicates may lead to severe lung disease in humans, termed silicosis. The disease is an occupational health concern in miners and related professions worldwide. Silicosis is also a strong risk factor for tuberculosis in humans. Due to its subterranean lifestyle, the European badger (Meles meles) is continuously exposed to environmental dust, while this species is also susceptible to tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium bovis. To date, a thorough investigation of mineral dust retention and its possible implication as a risk factor for mycobacterial infection in badgers has not been performed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341979/wilson-s-disease-in-children-a-position-paper-by-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-committee
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Piotr Socha, Wojciech Janczyk, Anil Dhawan, Ulrich Baumann, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Stuart Tanner, Raffaele Iorio, Pietro Vajro, Roderick Houwen, Björn Fischler, Antal Dezsofi, Nedim Hadzic, Loreto Hierro, Jörg Jahnel, Valérie McLin, Valerio Nobili, Francoise Smets, Henkjan J Verkade, Dominique Debray
BACKGROUND: Clinical presentations of Wilson's disease (WD) in childhood ranges from asymptomatic liver disease to cirrhosis or acute liver failure, while neurological and psychiatric symptoms are rare. The basic diagnostic approach includes serum ceruloplasmin and 24h-urinary copper excretion. Final diagnosis of WD can be established using a diagnostic scoring system based on symptoms, biochemical tests assessing copper metabolism and molecular analysis of mutations in the ATP7B gene...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334721/efficacy-and-safety-of-tocilizumab-in-korean-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Han Joo Baek, Mie Jin Lim, Won Park, Sung Hwan Park, Seung-Cheol Shim, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Hyun Ah Kim, Soo Kon Lee, Yun Jong Lee, Young Eun Park, Hoon-Suk Cha, Yeong-Wook Song
Background/Aims: To investigate the efficacy and safety of tocilizumab (TCZ) humanized anti-interleukin-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, in Korean patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) including methotrexate (MTX). Methods: The main study was a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial that was followed by a 48-week, open-labeled, extension phase. TCZ (8 mg/kg) or placebo was intravenously administered every 4 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331651/activation-of-p62-keap1-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway-in-the-early-stage-of-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
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Zhenyu Shen, Yu Wang, Zhenhui Su, Ruirui Kou, Keqin Xie, Fuyong Song
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose can cause severe liver failure even death. Nearly half of drug-induced liver injury is attributed to APAP in the US and many European countries. Oxidative stress has been validated as a critical event involved in APAP-induced liver failure. p62/SQSTM1, a selective autophagy adaptor protein, is reported to regulate Nrf2-ARE antioxidant pathway in response to oxidative stress. However, the exact role of p62-keap1-Nrf2 antioxidant pathway in APAP-induced hepatotoxicity remains unknown...
January 10, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324802/prognostic-value-of-liver-stiffness-measurement-for-the-liver-related-surgical-outcomes-of-patients-under-hepatic-resection-a-meta-analysis
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Zitong Huang, Jingjing Huang, Tianran Zhou, Hongying Cao, Bo Tan
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have discussed the liver stiffness measurement (LSM) performance on predicting liver-related surgical outcomes for patients of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) under hepatic resection, yet there is much variation in reporting and consistency of findings. Therefore, we report a meta-analysis on this issue. METHODS: We comprehensively searched PubMed, Embase, and Web of science to find the eligible cohort studies. The pooled Odds Ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to evaluate effect...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320235/a-limited-survey-of-metal-content-in-blue-jack-mackerel-trachurus-picturatus-obtained-from-markets-in-the-canary-islands
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Carmen Rubio, Laura Acosta, Gara Luis-González, Dailos González-Weller, Consuelo Revert, Arturo Hardisson, Ángel Gutiérrez
The levels of 20 metals (aluminum, boron, barium, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, potassium, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, sodium, nickel, lead, strontium, vanadium, and zinc) were analyzed in muscle and liver tissue of Trachurus picturatus marketed in the Canary Islands (Spain) by using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. In the liver samples, the mean concentrations in milligrams per kilogram wet weight (wt) of Al (14.7), B (0.99), Ba (1.64), Ca (314), Cd (2...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280921/impact-of-steatosis-and-inflammation-definitions-on-the-performance-of-nash-tests
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Thierry Poynard, Mona Munteanu, Frederic Charlotte, Hugo Perazzo, Yen Ngo, Olivier Deckmyn, Raluca Pais, Philippe Mathurin, Vlad Ratziu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: One of the unmet needs in subjects with metabolic risks is the prediction of metabolic liver disease by noninvasive tests. The construction of performant tests is dependent on the appropriateness of the histological reference definition. The aim of this study was to analyze the limitations of similar European (Fatty Liver Inhibition of Progression) and USA (Clinical-Research-Network) standard definitions and their impact on the construction of tests. METHODS: We hypothesized that a simpler histological definition of non-alcoholo steato-hepatitis (NASH), which does not require the presence of steatosis and the presence of both lobular inflammation and ballooning, should improve the concordance rates with previously validated blood tests...
December 26, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247558/european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-easl-european-association-for-the-study-of-diabetes-easd-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-obesity-easo-clinical-practice-recommendations-for-the-management-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-evaluation
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A L Sberna, B Bouillet, A Rouland, M C Brindisi, A Nguyen, T Mouillot, L Duvillard, D Denimal, R Loffroy, B Vergès, P Hillon, J M Petit
AIMS: To evaluate the application of the recently proposed recommendations by the European Association for the Study of the Liver, European Association for the Study of Diabetes and European Association for the Study of Obesity for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in people with Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A total of 179 people with Type 2 diabetes were included in this study. Liver fat content (assessed using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy), fatty liver index score, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease fibrosis score, and SteatoTest and FibroTest scores were determined...
December 16, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245253/the-impact-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-mismatching-on-graft-survival-and-mortality-in-adult-renal-transplantation-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xinmiao Shi, Wenke Han, Jie Ding
BACKGROUND: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) was important biological barrier to a successful transplantation. Quantitative evaluations of the effect of HLA mismatching on heart, liver, umbilical cord blood, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, have previously been reported. In new era of immunosuppression, the reported magnitude effect of HLA mismatching on survival outcomes of kidney transplantation was controversial. In addition, the current kidney allocation guideline recommendations in different countries were inconsistent in term of HLA mismatching...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242403/does-pet-reconstruction-method-affect-deauville-scoring-in-lymphoma-patients
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Blandine Enilorac, Charline Lasnon, Cathy Nganoa, Christophe Fruchart, Anne Claire Gac, Gandhi Damaj, Nicolas Aide
Background: When scoring 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) with the Deauville scale (DS), the quantification of tumor and reference organs limits the problem of optical misinterpretation. Compared to conventional reconstruction algorithms, point spread function (PSF) modeling significantly increases standardized uptake values (SUVs) in tumors but only moderately in the liver, which could affect the DS. We investigated whether the choice of the reconstruction algorithm affects the DS and whether discordances affect the capability of FDG PET to stratify lymphoma patients...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240627/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-bridges-inoperable-patients-to-definitive-cardiac-operation
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Nikola Dobrilovic, Omar Lateef, Lauren Michalak, Maja Delibasic, Jaishankar Raman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) offers an opportunity for patient recovery through complete cardiopulmonary support but is associated with complications that limit duration and overall utility. We examine the role of ECMO as a potential bridge to high-risk cardiac surgery in otherwise inoperable cases. This study reports a retrospective, multi-institution experience examining all patients for whom ECMO was used preoperatively as a bridge to definitive cardiac surgery without exception. A consecutive patient database (December 2011 through August 2017) was utilized...
December 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231188/major-hepatic-complications-in-ursodeoxycholic-acid-treated-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-risk-factors-and-time-trends-in-incidence-and-outcome
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Maren H Harms, Willem J Lammers, Douglas Thorburn, Christophe Corpechot, Pietro Invernizzi, Harry L A Janssen, Pier M Battezzati, Frederik Nevens, Keith D Lindor, Annarosa Floreani, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Marlyn J Mayo, George N Dalekos, Tony Bruns, Albert Parés, Andrew L Mason, Xavier Verhelst, Kris V Kowdley, Jorn C Goet, Gideon M Hirschfield, Bettina E Hansen, Henk R van Buuren
OBJECTIVES: In this era of near universal ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), progression to cirrhosis still occurs in an important proportion of patients. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of cirrhosis-associated complications in patients with PBC and assess risk factors and impact on survival. METHODS: Cohorts of UDCA-treated patients from 16 European and North-American liver centers were included. We used Cox proportional hazards assumptions and Kaplan-Meier estimates...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226567/a-strain-specific-multiplex-rt-pcr-for-australian-rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-viruses-uncovers-a-new-recombinant-virus-variant-in-rabbits-and-hares
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R N Hall, J E Mahar, A J Read, R Mourant, M Piper, N Huang, T Strive
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV, or GI.1) is a calicivirus in the genus Lagovirus that has been widely utilized in Australia as a biological control agent for the management of overabundant wild European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) populations since 1996. Recently, two exotic incursions of pathogenic lagoviruses have been reported in Australia; GI.1a-Aus, previously called RHDVa-Aus, is a GI.1a virus detected in January 2014, and the novel lagovirus GI.2 (previously known as RHDV2). Furthermore, an additional GI...
December 10, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222922/survival-of-children-after-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ulrich Baumann, René Adam, Christophe Duvoux, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Vincent Karam, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Christophe Chardot, Ahmet Coker, Michele Colledan, Bo-Goran Erizon, Pål Dag Line, Nedim Hadzic, Helena Isoniemi, Jürgen L Klempnauer, Raymond Reding, Patrick J McKiernan, Valérie McLin, Andreas Paul, Mauro Salizzoni, Emanuel San Bento Furtado, Stefan Schneeberger, André Karch
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in childhood differs from adult HCC as it is often associated with inherited liver disease. It is, however, unclear whether liver transplantation (LT) for HCC in childhood with or without associated inherited disease has a comparable outcome to adult HCC. Based on data from the European Liver Transplant Registry (ELTR) we aimed to investigate if there are differences in patient and graft survival after LT for HCC between children and adults and between patients with underlying inherited versus non inherited liver disease respectively...
December 9, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221149/prediction-on-the-risk-population-of-idiosyncratic-adverse-reactions-based-on-molecular-docking-with-mutant-proteins
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Hongbo Xie, Diheng Zeng, Xiujie Chen, Diwei Huo, Lei Liu, Denan Zhang, Qing Jin, Kehui Ke, Ming Hu
Idiosyncratic adverse drug reactions are drug reactions that occur rarely and unpredictably among the population. These reactions often occur after a drug is marketed, which means that they are strongly related to the genotype of the population. The prediction of such adverse reactions is a major challenge because of the lack of appropriate test models during the drug development process. In this study, we chose withdrawn drugs because the reasons why they were withdrawn and from which countries or regions is easily obtained...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199391/variations-in-the-practice-of-molecular-radiotherapy-and-implementation-of-dosimetry-results-from-a-european-survey
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Katarina Sjögreen Gleisner, Emiliano Spezi, Pavel Solny, Pablo Minguez Gabina, Francesco Cicone, Caroline Stokke, Carlo Chiesa, Maria Paphiti, Boudewijn Brans, Mattias Sandström, Jill Tipping, Mark Konijnenberg, Glenn Flux
BACKGROUND: Currently, the implementation of dosimetry in molecular radiotherapy (MRT) is not well investigated, and in view of the Council Directive (2013/59/Euratom), there is a need to understand the current availability of dosimetry-based MRT in clinical practice and research studies. The aim of this study was to assess the current practice of MRT and dosimetry across European countries. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was distributed to European countries...
December 4, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190996/surgical-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-in-the-asia-pacific-region-beyond-the-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-treatment-algorithms-a-review-and-update
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REVIEW
Jia-Zhou Ye, Yan-Yan Wang, Tao Bai, Jie Chen, Bang-De Xiang, Fei-Xiang Wu, Le-Qun Li
Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) usually worsens prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as characterized by aggressive disease progression, impaired liver function and tolerance to treatment. Conventionally, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) accepted the Barcelona Clinical Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment algorithms, identifying PVTT as an absolute contra-indication of surgical resection for HCC. HCC-PVTT patients are offered sorafenib as the standard treatment...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187007/glecaprevir-pibrentasvir-abt493-abt-530-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c
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Hope Hubbard, Eric Lawitz
Glecaprevir (formerly ABT-493, pangenotypic NS3/4A protease inhibitor) and pibrentasvir (formerly ABT-530, pangenotypic NS5A inhibitor) are second generation direct acting antivirals (DAA) for the treatment of chronic Hepatitis C (HCV). It is a fixed dose ribavirin (RBV)-free regimen with activity against genotypes (GT) 1-6. In vitro the two antivirals have synergistic activity with a high barrier to resistance and potent activity against common polymorphisms. It is once daily oral dosing with minimal absorption, primary biliary excretion, and negligible renal excretion, making it safe for patients with renal impairment...
January 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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