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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019615/haemodynamic-profiles-of-children-with-end-stage-heart-failure
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Sharon Chen, John C Dykes, Doff B McElhinney, Robert J Gajarski, Andrew Y Shin, Seth A Hollander, Melanie E Everitt, Jack F Price, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Steven J Kindel, Joseph W Rossano, Beth D Kaufman, Lindsay J May, Elizabeth Pruitt, David N Rosenthal, Christopher S Almond
Aims: To evaluate associations between haemodynamic profiles and symptoms, end-organ function and outcome in children listed for heart transplantation. Methods and results: Children <18 years listed for heart transplant between 1993 and 2013 with cardiac catheterization data [pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), right atrial pressure (RAP), and cardiac index (CI)] in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database were included. Outcomes were New York Heart Association (NYHA)/Ross classification, renal and hepatic dysfunction, and death or clinical deterioration while on waitlist...
October 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954340/-intervention-effects-of-dan-fang-capsule-in-rats-with-hepatic-fibrosis
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X H Hu, J Wu, S Lu
Objective: To investigate the interventional effect of Dan-fang capsule on liver fibrosis in rats. Methods: Sixty one-week aged male healthy SD rats [weight (180±20) g] were randomly divided into normal control group (group A), hepatic fibrosis model group (group B), Fu-Fang-Bie-Jia-Ruan-Gan tablet group (group C), Dan-fang capsule groups at high, middle and low dose group (group D, E, F, respectively). Except for the normal control group, hepatic fibrosis was induced in other groups by intraperitoneal injection of porcine serum...
September 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856540/liver-failure-determines-the-outcome-in-patients-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-aclf-comparison-of-apasl-aclf-research-consortium-aarc-and-clif-sofa-models
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A Choudhury, A Jindal, R Maiwall, M K Sharma, B C Sharma, V Pamecha, M Mahtab, S Rahman, Y K Chawla, S Taneja, S S Tan, H Devarbhavi, Z Duan, Chen Yu, Q Ning, Ji Dong Jia, D Amarapurkar, C E Eapen, A Goel, S S Hamid, A S Butt, W Jafri, D J Kim, H Ghazinian, G H Lee, Ajit Sood, L A Lesmana, Z Abbas, G Shiha, D A Payawal, A K Dokmeci, J D Sollano, G Carpio, G K Lau, F Karim, P N Rao, R Moreau, P Jain, P Bhatia, G Kumar, S K Sarin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a progressive disease associated with rapid clinical worsening and high mortality. Early prediction of mortality and intervention can improve patient outcomes. We aimed to develop a dynamic prognostic model and compare it with the existing models. METHODS: A total of 1402 ACLF patients, enrolled in the APASL-ACLF Research Consortium (AARC) with 90-day follow-up, were analyzed. An ACLF score was developed in a derivation cohort (n = 480) and was validated (n = 922)...
August 30, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839368/intervention-effects-of-atorvastatin-combined-with-panax-notoginseng-saponins-on-rats-with-atherosclerosis-complicated-with-hepatic-injury
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Qing-Fang Jiang, Min-Yi Huang, Kang-Yuan Wu, Jie-Ling Weng, Rong-Gui Deng, Xin-Jie Xu, Jian-Pei Xu, Tao Jiang
BACKGROUND: Statins cannot be used for some active liver diseases, which limits its application to some extent. The combined use of statins with other drugs may be one of the ways to solve this dilemma. OBJECTIVE: This research aims to evaluate the effects of atorvastatin combined with Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) on rats with atherosclerosis (AS) complicated with hepatic injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two male Wistar rats were randomly categorized into control group (without any intervention, Group A) and AS model groups, which were divided into hepatic injury (Groups B-E) and nonhepatic injury (Groups F-I) groups...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827173/heterogeneous-recombination-among-hepatitis-b-virus-genotypes
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Nadine Castelhano, Natalia M Araujo, Miguel Arenas
The rapid evolution of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) through both evolutionary forces, mutation and recombination, allows this virus to generate a large variety of adapted variants at both intra and inter-host levels. It can, for instance, generate drug resistance or the diverse viral genotypes that currently exist in the HBV epidemics. Concerning the latter, it is known that recombination played a major role in the emergence and genetic diversification of novel genotypes. In this regard, the quantification of viral recombination in each genotype can provide relevant information to devise expectations about the evolutionary trends of the epidemic...
August 18, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815408/diphenyl-diselenide-modulates-nucleotidases-reducing-inflammatory-responses-in-the-liver-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infected-mice
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Pedro H Doleski, Daniela B R Leal, Vanessa S Machado, Nathieli B Bottari, Alessandra G Manzoni, Emerson A Casali, Cesar E J Moritz, Ana C A Rocha, Giovana Camillo, Fernanda F Vogel, Lenita M Stefani, Ricardo E Mendes, Aleksandro Schafer da Silva
The aim of this study was to verify the effect of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2 on hepatic nucleotidases and on the concentration of purines in mice infected by Toxoplasma gondii. The animals were divided into four groups: Group A (uninfected), Group B (uninfected and treated with (PhSe)2), Group C (infected), and Group D (infected and treated with (PhSe)2). The inoculation (groups C and D) was performed with 50 cysts of T. gondii (ME-49 strain). Mice from groups B and D were treated with 5 μmol kg(-1) of (PhSe)2...
August 16, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777671/protective-effect-of-azadirachta-indica-and-vitamin-e-against-arsenic-acid-induced-genotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Olumuyiwa Abiola Adejumobi, Ebunoluwa Rachael Asenuga, Funmilola Kehinde Adeniji, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Momoh Audu Yakubu
Sodium arsenite (NaAsO2) is one of the major environmental toxicants with severe toxicological consequences in some developing and developed countries. Rats in Group A received normal saline. Genotoxicity and apoptosis were induced by single intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg sodium arsenite to rats in Groups B-F. Rats in Groups C and D had earlier been pretreated with Azadirachta indica (100 and 200 mg/kg) or E and F with vitamin E (50 and 100 mg/kg), respectively. Markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, hepatic damage, genotoxicity, and apoptosis were assessed...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718673/ameliorative-effect-of-gallic-acid-in-doxorubicin-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-wistar-rats-through-antioxidant-defense-system
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Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Uchechukwu Enwiwe Ajufo, Olumuyima Abiola Adejumobi, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Momoh Audu Yakubu
Hepatotoxicity has been found to be one of the main side effects associated with doxorubicin (Dox) administration in cancer therapy. The aim of the present study was to examine the ameliorative effect of gallic acid (GA) in Dox-induced hepatotoxicity. Sixty male Wistar rats of 10 rats per group were used in this study and were randomly divided into 6 experimental groups (A-F). Rats in Group A served as the control group and received distilled water orally for 7 days; Group B was given Dox at 15 mg/kg body weight intraperitoneally (IP) on Day 8...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711252/ethyl-cellulose-rumen-protected-methionine-enhances-performance-during-the-periparturient-period-and-early-lactation-in-holstein-dairy-cows
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F Batistel, J M Arroyo, A Bellingeri, L Wang, B Saremi, C Parys, E Trevisi, F C Cardoso, J J Loor
The onset of lactation in dairy cows is characterized by severe negative energy and protein balance. Increasing Met availability during this time may improve milk production, hepatic lipid metabolism, and immune function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of feeding ethyl-cellulose rumen-protected methionine (RPM; Mepron, Evonik Nutrition and Care GmbH, Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany) on the performance of dairy cows during prepartum and early-lactation periods. Sixty multiparous Holstein cows were used in a block design and assigned to either a control or an ethyl-cellulose RPM diet...
September 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663670/the-plasma-and-serum-metabotyping-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-nigerian-and-egyptian-cohort-using-proton-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Mohamed I F Shariff, Jin Un Kim, Nimzing G Ladep, Asmaa I Gomaa, Mary M E Crossey, Edith Okeke, Edmund Banwat, Imam Waked, I Jane Cox, Roger Williams, Elaine Holmes, Simon D Taylor-Robinson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have observed disturbances in the (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) blood spectral profiles in malignancy. No study has metabotyped serum or plasma of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients from two diverse populations. We aimed to delineate the HCC patient metabotype from Nigeria (mostly hepatitis B virus infected) and Egypt (mostly hepatitis C virus infected) to explore lipid and energy metabolite alterations that may be independent of disease aetiology, diet and environment...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658959/vitamin-c-attenuates-methotrexate-induced-oxidative-stress-in-kidney-and-liver-of-rats
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M Savran, E Cicek, D K Doguc, H Asci, S Yesilot, I A Candan, B Dagdeviren, F N Cankara, M Oncu, A C Uğuz, M K Ozer
Like several other anticancer drugs, methotrexate (MTX) causes side effects, such as neuropathic pain, hepatotoxicity, and nephrotoxicity. Abnormal production of reactive oxygen species has been suspected in the pathophysiology of MTX-induced hepatorenal toxicity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the probable protective role of vitamin C (Vit C) on oxidative stress induced by MTX in the liver and kidney tissues of rats. A total of 32 rats were randomly and equally divided into four groups...
June 29, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631602/nationwide-overview-of-the-distribution-of-hepatitis-b-virus-genotypes-in-brazil-a-1000-sample-multicentre-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Elisabeth Lampe, Francisco C A Mello, Marcia P do Espírito-Santo, Cintia M C Oliveira, Dennis A Bertolini, Neiva S L Gonçales, Regina C Moreira, Carlos A S Fernandes, Haydée C L Nascimento, Rejane M T Grotto, Maria Inês M C Pardini, On Behalf Of The Brazilian Hepatitis B Research Group
The influence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes in the natural history of the disease and its response to antiviral treatment have been addressed in many studies. In Brazil, studies on HBV genotype circulation have been restricted to specific population groups and states. Here, we have conducted a nationwide multicentre study with an unprecedented sample size representing all Brazilian regions in an effort to better understand the viral variants of HBV circulating among chronic carriers. Seven HBV genotypes were found circulating in Brazil...
June 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502088/limited-impact-of-awareness-raising-campaigns-on-hepatitis-c-testing-practices-among-general-practitioners
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A McLeod, B L Cullen, S J Hutchinson, K M Roy, J F Dillon, E A Stewart, D J Goldberg
The global hepatitis strategy calls for increased effort to diagnose those infected, with a target of 90% diagnosed by 2030. Scotland's Action Plan on Hepatitis C included awareness-raising campaigns, undertaken during 2008-2011, to promote testing by general practitioners. We examined hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing practice among general practitioners before and following these campaigns. Scottish general practitioners were surveyed, using Dillman's method, in 2007 and 2013; response rates were 69% and 60%, respectively...
November 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480394/establishment-and-evaluation-of-orthotopic-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-drug-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice-with-spleen-deficiency-syndrome-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Haoxuan Luo, Yan Chen, Baoguo Sun, Ting Xiang, Shijun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Spleen-deficiency syndrome (SDS) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) played pivotal roles on the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study was performed to establish and evaluate HCC model in mice with SDS in TCM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 90 C57BL/6 mice were randomized in six groups (n=15 for each group): A, Control group; B, SDS group; C, orthotopic HCC (OHCC) group; D, OHCC based on SDS (SDS-OHCC) group; E, Drug-induced HCC (DHCC) group; F, DHCC based on SDS (SDS-DHCC) group...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457830/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-hepatitis-b-and-c-viruses-in-patients-with-leprosy
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J E F Costa, V M S Morais, J P Gonçales, D M Silva, M R C D Coêlho
It has been reported a higher seroprevalence of HBV and HCV in leprosy patients than in the general population, but the reasons for these findings are not yet clear. On the other hand, there is evidence that these viruses may influence the onset of leprosy reactional episodes, an important cause of neurological sequelae. This study aimed to determine seroprevalence and risk factors for HBV and HCV in leprosy patients and to investigate its association with leprosy reactions. Patients attended from 2015 to 2016 at a Reference Center in Leprosy in Northeastern region of Brazil, were interviewed, had their records reviewed to investigate biological, clinical, behavioral and socioeconomic factors, and underwent blood sample collection...
August 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457424/what-can-we-do-when-all-collapses-fatal-outcome-of-collapsing-glomerulopathy-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-case-report
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H Pinto, R Leal, L Rodrigues, L Santos, C Romãozinho, F Macário, R Alves, J Pratas, V Sousa, C Marinho, L Prado E Castro, F Costa, M Campos, A Mota, A Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION: Collapsing glomerulopathy (CG) is a rare form of glomerular injury. Although commonly associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, it can occur in association with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 50-year-old man, with chronic kidney disease secondary to focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, who received a cadaveric kidney transplant in 2007. There were no relevant intercurrences until May 2015, when he presented with nephrotic range proteinuria (± 4 g/d)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403980/characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-africa-a-multicountry-observational-study-from-the-africa-liver-cancer-consortium
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Ju Dong Yang, Essa A Mohamed, Ashraf O Abdel Aziz, Hend I Shousha, Mohamed B Hashem, Mohamed M Nabeel, Ahmed H Abdelmaksoud, Tamer M Elbaz, Mary Y Afihene, Babatunde M Duduyemi, Joshua P Ayawin, Adam Gyedu, Marie-Jeanne Lohouès-Kouacou, Antonin W Ndjitoyap Ndam, Ehab F Moustafa, Sahar M Hassany, Abdelmajeed M Moussa, Rose A Ugiagbe, Casimir E Omuemu, Richard Anthony, Dennis Palmer, Albert F Nyanga, Abraham O Malu, Solomon Obekpa, Abdelmounem E Abdo, Awatif I Siddig, Hatim M Y Mudawi, Uchenna Okonkwo, Mbang Kooffreh-Ada, Yaw A Awuku, Yvonne A Nartey, Elizabeth T Abbew, Nana A Awuku, Jesse A Otegbayo, Kolawole O Akande, Hailemichael M Desalegn, Abidemi E Omonisi, Akande O Ajayi, Edith N Okeke, Mary J Duguru, Pantong M Davwar, Michael C Okorie, Shettima Mustapha, Jose D Debes, Ponsiano Ocama, Olufunmilayo A Lesi, Emuobor Odeghe, Ruth Bello, Charles Onyekwere, Francis Ekere, Rufina Igetei, Mitchell A Mah'moud, Benyam Addissie, Hawa M Ali, Gregory J Gores, Mark D Topazian, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma is a leading cause of cancer-related death in Africa, but there is still no comprehensive description of the current status of its epidemiology in Africa. We therefore initiated an African hepatocellular carcinoma consortium aiming to describe the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in Africa. METHODS: We did a multicentre, multicountry, retrospective observational cohort study, inviting investigators from the African Network for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases to participate in the consortium to develop hepatocellular carcinoma research databases and biospecimen repositories...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400540/cd56-bright-nk-il-7r%C3%AE-expression-negatively-associates-with-hcv-level-and-il-7-induced-nk-function-is-impaired-during-hcv-and-hiv-infections
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Chelsey J Judge, Lenche Kostadinova, Kenneth E Sherman, Adeel A Butt, Yngve Falck-Ytter, Nicholas T Funderburg, Alan L Landay, Michael M Lederman, Scott F Sieg, Johan K Sandberg, Donald D Anthony
Several lines of evidence support the concept that NK cells play an important role in control of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection via cytokine secretion and cytotoxicity. IL-7 is a homeostatic cytokine with a role in T cell development, activation, proliferation, and cytokine secretion. The IL-7Rα chain [cluster of differentiation (CD)127] is expressed on NK cells, with greatest abundance on the CD56(bright)CD16(dim/-) (CD56(bright)) subset. Here, we measured CD127 expression on CD56(bright), CD56(dim)CD16(+) (CD56(dim)), or CD56(neg)CD16(+) (CD56(neg)) NK cell subsets of 25 uninfected donors (UD); 34 chronic HCV-infected, treatment-naïve; 25 HIV-infected, virally suppressed on antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 42 HCV-HIV-coinfected subjects on ART...
July 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370222/ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-dasabuvir%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-ribavirin-is-safe-and-effective-in-hcv-infected-patients-in-a-real-life-cohort-from-latin-america
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Manuel Mendizabal, Leila Haddad, Patricia E Gallardo, Alejandro Ferrada, Alejandro A Soza, Raul Adrover, Edmundo Aravena, Juan P Roblero, Jhon Prieto, Claudia Vujacich, Gustavo Romero, Alberto Muñoz, Margarita Anders, Nelia Hernández, Daniel Coccozella, Fernando Gruz, Maria V Reggiardo, Andres E Ruf, Adriana Varón, Mariano Cartier, Roberto Pérez Ravier, Ezequiel Ridruejo, Mirta Peralta, Daniel Poncino, Julio Vorobioff, Gabriel Aballay Soteras, Marcelo O Silva
Information about the use of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/dasabuvir ± ribavirin (OBV/PTV/r/DSV ± RBV) in real-clinical practice in Latin America is scarce. We aimed to confirm safety and effectiveness of OBV/PTV/r/DSV ± RBV therapy in real-world setting. We analyzed a cohort of patients with genotype 1 infection treated with OBV/PTV/r/DSV ± RBV. Data on demographics, clinical features, safety, and virological response were retrospectively collected from 21 centers in Latin America. A total of 96 patients received OBV/PTV/r/DSV, associated with RBV in 68% of the cases...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273209/influence-of-treg-cells-and-hbv-genotype-on-sustained-response-and-drug-resistance-in-the-treatment-with-nucleoside-drugs
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Y R Zhang, B Li, C X Wang, N Zhou, W Qi, X L Li, L Y Wu, S F Wei, Y D Zhang
We aimed to investigate the influence of regulatory T cells including CD4+CD25+, CD8+CD28- and hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype on sustained virological response and tolerance of nucleoside drugs. One hundred and thirty-seven patients were enrolled. Lamivudine was administered to 84 patients. Entecavir was administered to the other 53 patients. Before treatment, biochemical tests, HBV DNA load, HBV serum level, HBV genotype, PB CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD4+CD25+/CD3+, and CD8+CD28-/CD3+ frequencies were measured. Based on HBV DNA loads after 4 weeks of therapy, patients were divided into response group and suboptimal response group...
March 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
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