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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775726/pathological-effects-of-concurrent-administration-of-aflatoxin-b-1-and-fowl-adenovirus-4-in-broiler-chicks
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Muhammad Noman Naseem, Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, Ahrar Khan, Aisha Khatoon, Shafia Tehseen Gul, Farzana Rizvi, Ijaz Ahmad, Ahad Fayyaz
The current study was designed to investigate pathological effects fowl adenovirus in broilers exposed to aflatoxin B1 . Fowl Adenovirus-4 (FAdV-4) infection is remerging in all types of poultry birds in Pakistan. Poultry feed contamination with mycotoxin (aflatoxin) is another important global issue. A total of 125 a-day old broiler birds were divided into six equal groups. Group A served as control. B and C groups were administered with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) 100 and 200 μg/kg feed. Group D was infected with FAdV-4 while groups E and F administered with both AFB1 (100 & 200 μg/kg) along with FAdV-4...
May 15, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774856/hepatitis-e-in-long-term-travelers-from-the-netherlands-to-subtropical-and-tropical-countries-2008-2011
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Floortje Elfrink, Femke W Overbosch, Janke Schinkel, Gerrit Koen, Gerard J B Sonder
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a common cause of acute viral hepatitis. Virus genotypes 1 and 2 infect humans in developing countries by the fecal-oral route. To assess attack rates and disease incidence for travelers, we prospectively studied 604 long-term travelers to subtropical and tropical countries. Participants donated blood samples pretravel and posttravel and kept a diary. A total of 89/604 (15%) pretravel samples were positive for HEV IgG by ELISA, suggesting previous HEV infection. Seroconversion for HEV was found for 19/515 travelers (attack rate 3...
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769062/seroprevalence-of-hiv-htlv-cmv-hbv-and-rubella-virus-infections-in-pregnant-adolescents-who-received-care-in-the-city-of-bel%C3%A3-m-par%C3%A3-northern-brazil
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Aubaneide Batista Guerra, Leonardo Quintão Siravenha, Rogério Valois Laurentino, Rosimar Neris Martins Feitosa, Vânia Nakauth Azevedo, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak, Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado
BACKGROUND: Prenatal tests are important for prevention of vertical transmission of various infectious agents. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), rubella virus and vaccination coverage against HBV in pregnant adolescents who received care in the city of Belém, Pará, Brazil. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with 324 pregnant adolescents from 2009 to 2010...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767761/significance-of-hbv-nat-among-hbs-antigen-negative-blood-donors-in-saudi-arabia
#4
Nessrin Ghazi Alabdallat, Abdul Aziz A Bin Dukhyil
Background: Bloodborne hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission from asymptomatic donors with acute HBV infections who have undetectable surface antigen of HBV (HBsAg), or from donors with chronic infections in whom serological markers were not detected, could cause residual infections leading to relevant transfusion-transmitted infections (RTTIs). HBV nucleic acid testing (NAT) can detect HBV DNA in the HBsAg-negative and total hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)-negative window period of infection and in chronic cases...
May 15, 2018: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762630/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-china-rationale-for-developing-a-patient-registry-and-baseline-characteristics
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Wen-Yi Gu, Bao-Yan Xu, Xin Zheng, Jinjun Chen, Xian-Bo Wang, Yan Huang, Yan-Hang Gao, Zhong-Ji Meng, Zhi-Ping Qian, Feng Liu, Xiao-Bo Lu, Jia Shang, Hai Li, Shao-Yang Wang, Xin Sun, Hai Li
Definitions and descriptions of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) vary between Western and Eastern types, and alcoholism and hepatitis B virus(HBV) are the main etiologies, respectively. To determine whether there are unified diagnostic criteria and common treatment programs for different etiologies of ACLF, a multicenter prospective cohort with the same inclusion criteria and disease indicators as those used in the European CANONIC (Chronic liver failure-ACLF in Cirrhosis) study is urgently needed in Asia, where the prevalence of HBV is high...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758235/innovation-and-trends-in-the-development-and-approval-of-antiviral-medicines-1987-2017-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Shuvam Chaudhuri, Julian A Symons, Jerome Deval
2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the approval of zidovudine (AZT) as the first HIV/AIDS therapy. Since then, more than eighty antiviral drugs have received FDA approval, half of which treat HIV infection. Here, we provide a retrospective analysis of approved antiviral drugs, including therapeutics against other major chronic infections such as hepatitis B and C, and herpes viruses, over the last thirty years. During this time, only a few drugs were approved to treat acute viral infections, mainly influenza...
May 15, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757718/us-of-right-upper-quadrant-pain-in-the-emergency-department-diagnosing-beyond-gallbladder-and-biliary-disease
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Gayatri Joshi, Kevin A Crawford, Tarek N Hanna, Keith D Herr, Nirvikar Dahiya, Christine O Menias
Acute cholecystitis is the most common diagnosable cause for right upper quadrant abdominal (RUQ) pain in patients who present to the emergency department (ED). However, over one-third of patients initially thought to have acute cholecystitis actually have RUQ pain attributable to other causes. Ultrasonography (US) is the primary imaging modality of choice for initial imaging assessment and serves as a fast, cost-effective, and dynamic modality to provide a definitive diagnosis or a considerably narrowed list of differential possibilities...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751873/acute-viral-hepatitis-beyond-a-b-and-c
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Venancio Avancini Ferreira Alves
From the standpoint of the surgical pathologist "hepatitis" is defined as the set of histologic patterns of lesions found in livers infected by hepatotropic viruses, by non-hepatotrophic viruses leading to liver inflammation in the context of systemic infection, or due to an autoimmune disease, drug, or toxin involving the liver. This article is centered on the histologic patterns of injury in acute viral hepatitis, encompassing the hepatotropic viruses A, B, C, D, and E and the "icteric hemorrhagic fevers" (dengue, hantavirus, yellow fever)...
June 2018: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749324/changes-in-acute-viral-hepatitis-epidemiology-in-the-turkish-adult-population-a-multicenter-study
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Zehra Karacaer, Selma Tosun, Ayşe Batırel, Suzan Şahin, İrem Altaş, Serhat Uysal, Serpil Erol, Nurgül Ceran, Ayşe Albayrak, İlknur Esen Yıldız, Uğur Kostakoğlu, Fatma Kaçar, Nuretdin Kuzhan, Ayten Kadanalı, Gül Karagöz, Ercan Yenilmez, Derya Bayırlı Turan, Arzu Altunçekiç Yıldırım, Funda Koçak, Rıza Aytaç Çetinkaya, Mehmet Parlak, Özlem Aydın, Pınar Ergen, Gül Durmuş, Türkkan Öztürk Kaygusuz, Özgur Dağlı, Canan Demir, Fatma Yılmaz Karadağ
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The present study aimed to determine the changes in the epidemiology of hepatitis in recent years in an adult Turkish population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall, 852 patients with acute viral hepatitis from 17 centers were included in this study. Their sociodemographic characteristics, clinical courses, treatments, and laboratory findings were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The most commonly found microorganisms were the hepatitis B virus (55...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747301/-the-463rd-case-rhabdomyolysis-acute-kidney-failure-and-acute-hepatic-failure
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W Shi, D Wu, N Si, W Jiang, J Ma, X M Li
We represented a 22-year-old male patient who developed rhabdomyolysis, acute kidney failure and acute hepatic failure and was finally diagnosed as multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency. The patient appeared temporary stable status after high dose vitamine-B(2) supplement whereas deterioration was still fatal with pulmonary infection, acute respiratory failure and acute heart failure.
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745909/a-young-adult-with-generalized-lipodystrophy-and-diabetes-mellitus-case-report
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E Çelo, B Kalari, F Toti
Lipodystrophies are a group of heterogeneous disorders characterized by varying degrees of body fat loss and predisposition to insulin resistance and its metabolic complications. Lipodystrophy associated metabolic abnormalities include insulin resistance, that often lead to diabetes mellitus and its complications, hypertriglyceridemia that may be severe enough to cause acute pancreatitis, and hepatic steatosis that may lead to cirrhosis. We present the case of an 18-year-old female who was hospitalized as an inaugural Diabetes Mellitus...
April 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743800/a-case-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-aclf-due-to-an-uncommon-acute-and-chronic-event
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Swastik Agrawal, Baldev S Rana, Suvradeep Mitra, Ajay Duseja, Ashim Das, Radha K Dhiman, Yogesh Chawla
Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) is an acute worsening of patients with chronic liver disease resulting in liver failure. Usually these patients have cirrhosis as the underlying liver disease with alcohol being the most common etiology. Common hepatitic illnesses causing acute worsening in Indian patients of ACLF include alcoholic hepatitis, acute viral hepatitis related to hepatitis E virus and acute flare in chronic hepatitis B. We report an adult case of ACLF due acute viral hepatitis related to hepatitis A virus infection superimposed on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis without cirrhosis...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743020/ifi16-is-involved-in-hbv-associated-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-inflammation
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Xiuqing Pang, Xinhua Li, Zhishuo Mo, Jing Huang, Hong Deng, Ziying Lei, Xingrong Zheng, Zhiying Feng, Dongying Xie, Zhiliang Gao
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a hepatotropic DNA virus, and its DNA may be a potent inflammatory molecule. Interferon-inducible protein 16 (IFI16), a newly discovered DNA sensor, plays an important role in the process of inflammation in viral infections. Our study sought to identify a correlation between IFI16 expression and inflammation in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and HBV-associated acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF). METHODS: We performed flow cytometry to measure IFI16 levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and used immunohistochemistry and western blotting to measure IFI16 protein levels in liver tissues...
May 9, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742524/prevalence-and-incidence-of-hepatitis-delta-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-spain
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Antonio Aguilera, Rocio Trastoy, Javier Rodríguez-Calviño, Tamara Manso, Carmen de Mendoza, Vicente Soriano
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a defective agent that only replicates in the presence of the hepatitis B virus. Accordingly, HDV acquisition may occur as superinfection of HBsAg+ carriers or following acute dual HDV and hepatitis B virus exposure. Herein, we examined the global and incident rates of HDV infections in Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The presence of anti-HDV antibody and new HDV superinfections was examined in all HBsAg+ patients who attended one large tertiary outclinic in Spain since year 2000...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742228/sofa-in-the-first-24-hours-as-an-outcome-predictor-of-acute-liver-failure
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Edison Moraes Rodrigues-Filho, Rogério Fernandes, Anderson Garcez
OBJECTIVE: To describe a cohort of patients with acute liver failure and to analyze the demographic and clinical factors associated with mortality. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study in which all patients admitted for acute liver failure from July 28, 2012, to August 31, 2017, were included. Clinical and demographic data were collected using the Epimed System. The SAPS 3, SOFA, and MELD scores were measured. The odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were estimated...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739258/4-methylpyrazole-protects-against-acetaminophen-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-and-in-primary-human-hepatocytes
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J Y Akakpo, A Ramachandran, S E Kandel, H M Ni, S C Kumer, B H Rumack, H Jaeschke
Liver injury due to acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the major cause of acute liver failure in the United States. While treatment with N-acetylcysteine is the current standard of care for APAP overdose, anecdotal evidence suggests that administration of 4-methylpyrazole (4MP) may be beneficial in the clinic. The objective of the current study was to examine the protective effect of 4MP and its mechanism of action. Male C57BL/6J mice were co-treated with 300 mg/kg of APAP and 50 mg/kg of 4MP. The severe liver injury induced by APAP at 6 h as indicated by elevated plasma alanine aminotransferase activities, centrilobular necrosis, and nuclear DNA fragmentation was almost completely eliminated by 4MP...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739113/combination-of-micrornas-and-cytokines-a-method-for-better-evaluation-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Chunwen Pu, Chunmeng Jiang, Lang Lang, Huang Hui, Zhidong Wang, Dapeng Ma, Yong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim was to establish expression profiles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) and of plasma cytokines from the patients with hepatitis B virus related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) and high-risk of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) patients as well as healthy people and to examine the relationships between these profiles and clinical features. METHODS: Herein, we collected PBMCs and plasma from peripheral blood of HBV-ACLF and ACLF patients as well as healthy people...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738926/viral-envelope-specific-antibodies-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#18
REVIEW
Davide Corti, Fabio Benigni, Daniel Shouval
While the cellular immune response associated with acute and chronic HBV infection has been thoroughly studied, the B cell response in chronic hepatitis B and the role of antibodies raised against the HBV envelope antigens in controlling and prevention of infection requires further investigation. The detection of anti-HBs antibodies is considered as one of the biomarkers for functional cure of chronic hepatitis B virus infection, as well as for protective immunity. Indeed, vaccine-induced neutralizing anti-HBs antibodies have been shown to protect against HBV challenge...
May 5, 2018: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735579/epidemiology-of-genotype-1-and-2-hepatitis-e-virus-infections
#19
Kenrad E Nelson, Alain B Labrique, Brittany L Kmush
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes 1 and 2 are responsible for the majority of acute viral hepatitis infections in endemic areas in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to frequent sporadic illnesses throughout the year, these viruses often cause large epidemics in association with monsoon rains in Asia or during humanitarian crises in Africa. Clinical hepatitis commonly involves adults more often than young children, with an overall mortality of ∼1%. However, the mortality among pregnant women is often 30% or higher...
May 7, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735576/enterically-transmitted-non-a-non-b-hepatitis-and-the-discovery-of-hepatitis-e-virus
#20
Stanley M Lemon, Christopher M Walker
The recognition of hepatitis E as a discreet disease entity in the late 1970s followed the development of serological tests for hepatitis A and the discovery that large waterborne outbreaks of hepatitis in India were not caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). These "enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis" outbreaks had distinctive epidemiologic features, including the highest attack rates among young adults, little secondary household transmission of infection, and severe disease in pregnant women...
May 7, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
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