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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240010/well-preserved-renal-function-in-children-with-untreated-chronic-liver-disease
#1
Ulla B Berg, Antal Németh
OBJECTIVES: Based on studies with hepatorenal syndrome, it is widely regarded that renal function is impacted in chronic liver disease. Therefore we investigated renal function in our children with chronic liver disease. METHODS: In a retrospective study of 277 children with chronic liver disease, renal function was investigated as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and effective renal plasma flow (ERPF), measured as clearance of inulin and para-amino hippuric acid or clearance of iohexol...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238464/curcumin-enhances-liver-sirt3-expression-in-the-rat-model-of-cirrhosis
#2
Sara Chenari, Fatemeh Safari, Ali Moradi
Objectives: Bill duct ligation (BDL) is a representative model of biliary cholestasis in animals. Curcumin has a protective effect on the liver; however, its underlying mechanisms are not completely known. This study explored the hepatoprotective activity of curcumin on hepatic damage via measuring the expression of sirtuin3 (SIRT3), AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A (CPT-1A), isocitrate dehydrogenase2 (IDH2) and manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) as well as the level of serum lipid profile in the BDL fibrotic rat model...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
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
#3
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/29209127/prediction-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-by-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#4
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai-Kay Seto, James Fung, Lung-Yi Mak, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
AIM: To investigate the usefulness of aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI) in predicting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). METHODS: We identified PBC patients between 2000 and 2015 by searching the electronic medical database of a tertiary center. The hazard ratio (HR) of HCC with different risk factors was determined by Cox proportional hazards model. RESULTS: One hundred and forty-four PBC patients were recruited...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209109/resveratrol-modifies-biliary-secretion-of-cholephilic-compounds-in-sham-operated-and-cholestatic-rats
#5
Eva Dolezelova, Alena Prasnicka, Jolana Cermanova, Alejandro Carazo, Lucie Hyrsova, Milos Hroch, Jaroslav Mokry, Michaela Adamcova, Alena Mrkvicova, Petr Pavek, Stanislav Micuda
AIM: To investigate the effect of resveratrol on biliary secretion of cholephilic compounds in healthy and bile duct-obstructed rats. METHODS: Resveratrol (RSV) or saline were administered to rats by daily oral gavage for 28 d after sham operation or reversible bile duct obstruction (BDO). Bile was collected 24 h after the last gavage during an intravenous bolus dose of the Mdr1/Mrp2 substrate azithromycin. Bile acids, glutathione and azithromycin were measured in bile to quantify their level of biliary secretion...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201778/liver-disease-in-sri-lanka
#6
REVIEW
Hasitha S Wijewantha
Liver disease in Sri Lanka is mainly due to alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. In contrast to other South Asian countries, the prevalence of hepatitis B and C is low in Sri Lanka and prevalence of hepatitis A is intermediate. The few reported cases of hepatitis E in Sri Lanka are mainly in people who have traveled to neighboring South Asian countries. Wilson's disease, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, drug-induced liver disease, and primary biliary cirrhosis are recognized causes of liver disease in Sri Lanka...
January 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201486/gallstone-pancreatitis-a-common-but-often-overlooked-cause-of-abdominal-pain-in-post-liver-transplant-patients
#7
Napatt Kanjanahattakij, Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Sanna Fatima, Eyob Feyssa
Introduction: In general population, gallstone pancreatitis is the most common cause of pancreatitis. However, there are very few literatures that address this topic in post-liver-transplant patients. Clinical Case: A 69-year-old female who had a liver transplant in 2015 due to hepatocellular carcinoma and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis. She had a recent episode of acute cellular rejection that was treated with high dose methylprednisolone 1 week prior to admission...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199390/autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-asia-related-to-biomaterials-analysis-of-45-cases-and-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature
#8
Jaume Alijotas-Reig, Enrique Esteve-Valverde, Natalia Gil-Aliberas, Victor Garcia-Gimenez
Systemic autoimmune or granulomatous disorders related to biomaterials of human use have rarely been described. The aim of this study was to report cases of autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) related to biomaterial injections and prostheses, mainly silicone, hyaluronic acid, acrylamides and methacrylate compounds in a Spanish patient cohort. This study is a retrospective analysis of clinical, laboratory, histopathological and follow-up data of 45 cases of patients suffering from late-onset, non-infectious inflammatory/autoimmune disorders related to bioimplants...
December 3, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198691/successful-liver-transplantation-from-a-donor-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-9-months
#9
K Munawar, N Rajagopalan, A Grigorian, D Dennis, M Guglin
Organ donor criteria continue to be extended in an attempt to meet growing demands. Patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices are one group of potential donors being considered. One concern with this group is the effect of continuous flow for a prolonged duration, as opposed to normal pulsatile flow, on end-organ function. We report the 1st case of a liver transplantation from a donor who had a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device for 9 months. The recipient was a 69-year-old woman with a history of cryptogenic cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196972/proximal-total-splenic-artery-embolization-for-refractory-hepatic-encephalopathy
#10
Harufumi Maki, Junichi Kaneko, Junichi Arita, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Sumihito Tamura, Hidemasa Takao, Eisuke Shibata, Norihiro Kokudo
A Japanese woman with a history of Kasai operation for biliary atresia had living-donor liver transplantation at the age of 22. The first episode of refractory HE and late cellular rejection was treated by a high dose of methylprednisolone. The second episode of refractory HE was treated by balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration for a spleno-renal shunt. However, the third episode of refractory HE occurred 11 years after liver transplantation. The liver cirrhosis and hypersplenism were present with a Child-Pugh score of C-10...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185228/deceased-donor-liver-transplant-experience-from-a-public-sector-hospital-in-india
#11
Viniyendra Pamecha, Deeplaxmi Purushottam Borle, Senthil Kumar, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Shridhar Vasantrao Sasturkar, Vibuti Sharma, Chandra Kant Pandey, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND: Deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT) is an uncommon procedure in India. We present our experience of DDLT from a public sector teaching hospital. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all DDLT was performed from April 2012 till September 2016. Demographics, intraoperative, donor factors, morbidity, and outcome were analyzed. RESULTS: During the study period, 305 liver transplants were performed, of which 36 were DDLT (adult 32, pediatric 4; 35 grafts; 1 split)...
November 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183423/outcomes-of-kasai-hepatoportoenterostomy-in-children-with-biliary-atresia-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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T De Maayer, S G Lala, J Loveland, G Okudo, R Mohanlal, C Hajinicolaou
BACKGROUND: Without timely surgical intervention, most children with biliary atresia (BA) are not expected to live beyond 2 years of age. The initial intervention, the Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy (KPE), aims to achieve biliary drainage. Liver transplantation (LT) is performed if jaundice fails to clear or when biliary cirrhosis occurs. In under-resourced South African (SA) academic state hospitals, KPE procedures are the standard of care for the majority of children with BA, but LT is becoming more routinely available...
November 6, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176351/bacteremia-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-prevalence-and-predictors-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms
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Jennifer N Addo Smith, Raymond Yau, Hannah P Russo, Kimberly Putney, Alejandro Restrepo, Kevin W Garey, Amelia K Sofjan
GOALS: The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and predictors of multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO) in cirrhotic patients with bacteremia at a large tertiary center in the United States. BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of bacteremia in patients with liver cirrhosis has not been well studied in the United States. STUDY: This case-case control study included 180 adults with liver cirrhosis hospitalized from 2011 to 2015. Case group 1 were patients with bacteremia due to a MDRO (n=30)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164395/primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-comprehensive-overview
#14
REVIEW
Ana Lleo, Simona Marzorati, Juan-Manuel Anaya, M Eric Gershwin
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by biliary destruction, progressive cholestasis, and potentially liver cirrhosis. Patients develop a well-orchestrated immune reaction, both innate and adaptive, against mitochondrial antigens that specifically targets intrahepatic biliary cells. A puzzling feature of PBC is that the immune attack is predominantly organ specific, although the mitochondrial autoantigens are found in all nucleated cells. The disease results from a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors; however, the exact pathogenesis remains unclear...
November 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159718/genetics-and-epigenetics-in-the-pathogenesis-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#15
REVIEW
Satoru Joshita, Takeji Umemura, Eiji Tanaka, Masao Ota
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic, slowly progressive cholestatic autoimmune liver disease predominantly afflicting women. PBC is characterized by the presence of disease-specific antimitochondrial antibodies and the histological destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts, which eventually lead to cirrhosis and hepatic failure. Fortunately, ursodeoxycholic acid therapy has improved the outcome of the vast majority of PBC cases. Although the etiology of PBC has not yet been elucidated, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles have been consistently associated with disease onset for decades...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158853/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-autoimmune-liver-diseases-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-cuba
#16
Marlen Ivón Castellanos Fernández, Deyanira la Rosa Hernández, Diego Enrique Cabrera Eugenio, Wilson Palanca, Zaily Dorta Guridi, Licet González Fabián
Background: Autoimmune liver diseases (AILD) comprise a set of entities characterized by tissue damage as a result of the loss of self-tolerance. There are few reports of AILD from Caribbean countries. Objectives: The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical patterns, laboratory findings, and immunologic features, treatment responses, and prognoses of AILD in adult patients at a Cuban tertiary referral center. Methods: A prospective study was conducted at the National Institute of Gastroenterology in Havana, Cuba, from May 2012 to April 2016...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155355/molecular-ellipticity-of-circulating-albumin-bilirubin-complex-associates-with-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis
#17
Sukanta Das, Jaswinder Singh Maras, Rakhi Maiwall, S M Shasthry, Md Shabir Hussain, Shvetank Sharma, S Sukriti, T P Singh, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hyperbilirubinemia and hypoalbuminemia are features of hepatic dysfunction that associate with disease severity. This is because hepatic insufficiency causes hypoalbuminemia, which indirectly increases the circulating levels of free bilirubin. Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy can be used to quantify the molecular ellipticity (ME) of the albumin-bilirubin complex, and might associate with the severity or outcome of severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 265 patients with SAH admitted in the Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in New Delhi, India from January 2014 through January 2016...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152767/development-and-validation-of-a-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-specific-patient-reported-outcomes-instrument-the-psc-pro
#18
Zobair M Younossi, Arian Afendy, Maria Stepanova, Andrei Racila, Fatema Nader, Rachel Gomel, Ricky Safer, William R Lenderking, Anne Skalicky, Leah Kleinman, Robert P Myers, G Mani Subramanian, John G McHutchison, Cynthia Levy, Christopher L Bowlus, Kris Kowdley, Andrew J Muir
BACKGROUND: PSC is a chronic liver disease associated with inflammation and biliary fibrosis that leads to cholangitis, cirrhosis, and impaired quality of life. Our objective was to develop and validate a PSC-specific PRO instrument. METHODS: We developed a 42-item PSC PRO instrument that contains 2 modules (Symptoms and Impact of Symptoms), and conducted external validation. Reliability and validity were evaluated using clinical data and a battery of other validated instruments...
November 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149973/hepatitis-c-virus-recurrence-occurs-earlier-in-patients-receiving-donation-after-circulatory-death-liver-transplant-grafts-compared-with-those-receiving-donation-after-brainstem-death-grafts
#19
S A Townsend, M A Monga, P Nightingale, D Mutimer, A M Elsharkawy, A Holt
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis remains the commonest indication for liver transplantation worldwide, yet few studies have investigated the impact of donation after circulatory death (DCD) graft use on HCV recurrence and patient outcomes. DCD grafts have augmented the limited donor organ pool and reduced wait-list mortality, although concerns regarding graft longevity and patient outcome persist. METHODS: This was a single-center study of all HCV + adults who underwent DCD liver transplantation between 2004 and 2014...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138587/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-diagnostic-and-management-challenges
#20
REVIEW
Sanjeev Sirpal, Natasha Chandok
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic immune-mediated disease affecting intra- and extrahepatic bile ducts, primarily the large biliary ducts. Clinical manifestations are broad, and the spectrum encompasses asymptomatic cholestasis, icteric cholangitis with pruritis, cirrhosis, and cholangiocarcinoma. Though rare, PSC has a propensity to affect young to middle-aged males and is strongly associated with inflammatory bowel disease. There is an unmet need for effective medical treatments for PSC, and to date, the only curative therapy is liver transplantation reserved for those with end-stage liver disease...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
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