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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203139/spontaneous-splenic-infarcts-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
#1
Fredy Nehme, Kyle Rowe, Ahmad Haris, Imad Nassif
Spontaneous splenic infarction has been rarely reported as a complication of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. We describe the case of a 67-year-old female with past medical history of primary biliary cirrhosis presenting for a 1-day history of left upper quadrant pain. Investigations were in favor of splenic infarcts secondary to portal hypertension. The patient improved with conservative management and no recurrence was noted on further follow-up. Splenic infarction must be kept in mind when a patient with cirrhosis presents with left upper quadrant abdominal pain without a clear source...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197333/a-case-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-mimicking-acute-hepatitis-b-in-the-clinic-republic-of-korea
#2
Woo Hyuk Kwon, Hong Min Park, Jeong Jun Park, Sung Hoon Lee, Yong Kyu Lee
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a slowly progressive cholestatic autoimmune liver disease characterized by progressive bile duct injury. The most common symptoms of this disease include fatigue and pruritus. The diagnosis of PBC is based on cholestatic biochemical liver tests, presence of antimitochondrial antibodies, and characteristic histological biopsy findings. We report a case of a patient with PBS, who was initially suspected to be in the window period of hepatitis B by a private doctor in a local clinic based on the detection of isolated immunoglobulin M antibody against hepatitis B core antigen...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187190/widespread-gli-expression-but-limited-canonical-hedgehog-signaling-restricted-to-the-ductular-reaction-in-human-chronic-liver-disease
#3
Candice Alexandra Grzelak, Nicholas David Sigglekow, Janina Elke Eleonore Tirnitz-Parker, Elizabeth Jane Hamson, Alessandra Warren, Bharvi Maneck, Jinbiao Chen, Bramilla Patkunanathan, Jade Boland, Robert Cheng, Nicholas Adam Shackel, Devanshi Seth, David Geoffrey Bowen, Luciano Gastón Martelotto, D Neil Watkins, Geoffrey William McCaughan
Canonical Hedgehog (Hh) signaling in vertebrate cells occurs following Smoothened activation/translocation into the primary cilia (Pc), followed by a GLI transcriptional response. Nonetheless, GLI activation can occur independently of the canonical Hh pathway. Using a murine model of liver injury, we previously identified the importance of canonical Hh signaling within the Pc+ liver progenitor cell (LPC) population and noted that SMO-independent, GLI-mediated signals were important in multiple Pc-ve GLI2+ intrahepatic populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150525/role-of-homocysteine-and-folic-acid-on-the-altered-calcium-homeostasis-of-platelets-from-rats-with-biliary-cirrhosis
#4
Paola Romecín, Noemí M Atucha, Esther G Navarro, M Clara Ortiz, David Iyú, Juan Antonio Rosado, Joaquín García-Estañ
Previously, we have found that intracellular calcium homeostasis is altered in platelets from an experimental model of liver cirrhosis, the bile-duct ligated (BDL) rat; these alterations are compatible with the existence of a hypercoagulable state. Different studies indicate that cholestatic diseases are associated with hyperhomocysteinemia; thus, we hypothetized that it could contribute to those platelet alterations. In the present study, we have investigated the role of homocysteine (HCY) in platelet aggregation and calcium signaling in the BDL model...
February 2, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149148/pediatric-liver-transplantation-our-experiences
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Ahmet Basturk, Aygen Yılmaz, Ersin Sayar, Ayhan Dinçhan, İbrahim Aliosmanoğlu, Halil Erbiş, Bülent Aydınlı, Reha Artan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate our liver transplant pediatric patients and to report our experience in the complications and the long-term follow-up results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients between the ages of 0 and 18 years, who had liver transplantation in the organ transplantation center of our university hospital between 1997 and 2016, were included in the study. The age, sex, indications for the liver transplantation, complications after the transplantation, and long-term follow-up findings were retrospectively evaluated...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130149/cholelithiasis-and-biliary-cirrhosis-in-a-28-year-old-man
#6
Fadi F Francis, Roy Frye, Jana G Hashash
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127210/vanishing-bile-duct-syndrome-in-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Mena Bakhit, Thomas R McCarty, Sunhee Park, Basile Njei, Margaret Cho, Raffi Karagozian, AnnMarie Liapakis
Vanishing bile duct syndrome (VBDS) has been described in different pathologic conditions including infection, ischemia, adverse drug reactions, autoimmune diseases, allograft rejection, and humoral factors associated with malignancy. It is an acquired condition characterized by progressive destruction and loss of the intra-hepatic bile ducts leading to cholestasis. Prognosis is variable and partially dependent upon the etiology of bile duct injury. Irreversible bile duct loss leads to significant ductopenia, biliary cirrhosis, liver failure, and death...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127155/the-histone-modification-code-in-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-diseases
#8
REVIEW
Yasuto Araki, Toshihide Mimura
Autoimmune diseases are chronic inflammatory disorders caused by a loss of self-tolerance, which is characterized by the appearance of autoantibodies and/or autoreactive lymphocytes and the impaired suppressive function of regulatory T cells. The pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases is extremely complex and remains largely unknown. Recent advances indicate that environmental factors trigger autoimmune diseases in genetically predisposed individuals. In addition, accumulating results have indicated a potential role of epigenetic mechanisms, such as histone modifications, in the development of autoimmune diseases...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118676/short-term-outcome-of-total-clipless-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-complicated-gallbladder-stones-in-cirrhotic-patients
#9
Mohamed I Kassem, Ehab M Hassouna
BACKGROUND: Cirrhotic patients have been known to be more affected with gallstones than their non-cirrhotic counterparts; since laparoscopy was introduced, it has been generally approved as the standard approach for cholecystectomies with the exception of end-stage cirrhosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy using the harmonic scalpel in complicated cholelithiasis in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on 62 cirrhotic patients presenting to the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit in Alexandria Main University Hospital with complicated gallstones between March 2013 and March 2016...
January 24, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114749/risk-of-secondary-osteoporosis-due-to-lobular-cholestasis-in-non-cirrhotic-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Anna Seki, Fusao Ikeda, Hirokazu Miyatake, Koichi Takaguchi, Shosaku Hayashi, Toshiya Osawa, Shin-Ichi Fujioka, Ryoji Tanaka, Masaharu Ando, Hiroyuki Seki, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Kazuhide Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Okada
BACKGROUND AND AIM: It remains unclear whether primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) represents a risk factor for secondary osteoporosis. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted to examine bone mineral density and bone turnover markers in middle-aged postmenopausal PBC patients without liver cirrhosis. We compared the incidence of low bone mineral density between propensity-score matched subgroups of PBC patients and healthy controls, and investigated the mechanisms underlying unbalanced bone turnover in terms of the associations between bone turnover markers and PBC-specific histological findings...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111336/clinical-features-response-to-treatment-and-outcomes-of-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis
#11
Atsushi Tanaka, Susumu Tazuma, Kazuichi Okazaki, Takahiro Nakazawa, Kazuo Inui, Tsutomu Chiba, Hajime Takikawa
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Immunoglobulin G4 sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4SC) is a biliary tract manifestation of IgG4-related systemic disease. We investigated the demographics, clinical features at presentation, treatment response, and outcomes of IgG4-SC using data from a large-scale survey in Japan. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 527 patients with IgG4-SC (436 female; median age, 66.2 years; range, 23-89 years) in Japan from 2000 to 2015. Data on patient demographics, presentation, treatment response, and outcomes were collected from questionnaires given to patients at 211 referral centers in Japan in 2015...
January 19, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107282/early-posthepatoportoenterostomy-predictors-of-native-liver-survival-in-biliary-atresia
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Scott Nightingale, Michael O Stormon, Edward V O'Loughlin, Albert Shun, Gordon Thomas, Eric I Benchimol, Andrew S Day, Susan Adams, Edward Shi, Chee Y Ooi, Binita M Kamath, Annie Fecteau, Jacob C Langer, Eve A Roberts, Simon C Ling, Vicky L Ng
OBJECTIVES: Most infants with biliary atresia (BA) require liver transplantation (LT) after hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE), including those who initially clear jaundice. The aim of the present study was to identify clinical and routine laboratory factors in infants with BA post-HPE that predict native liver survival at 2 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 217 patients with BA undergoing HPE in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada between January 1986 and July 2009...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106928/diagnostic-considerations-for-cholestatic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Galia Pollock, Gerald Y Minuk
Cholestatic liver disease results from insufficient bile synthesis, secretion and/or flow through the biliary tract. Common presenting features include fatigue, pruritus and cholestatic liver enzyme abnormalities wherein elevations of serum alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyltransferases levels exceed those of alanine and aspartate aminotransferases. With prolonged cholestasis, fat soluble vitamin deficiencies, fibrosis, cirrhosis and on occasion, carcinoma of the biliary tract or liver can occur. Once mechanical obstruction to bile flow has been ruled out, the majority of causes can be classified as immune-mediated, infectious or miscellaneous...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104994/cutting-balloon-treatment-of-anastomotic-biliary-stenosis-after-liver-transplantation-report-of-two-cases
#14
Fan Ding, Hui Tang, Chi Xu, Zai-Bo Jiang, Shu-Hong Yi, Hua Li, Nan Jiang, Wen-Jie Chen, Qing Yang, Yang Yang, Gui-Hua Chen
Biliary stenosis is a common complication after liver transplantation, and has an incidence rate ranging from 4.7% to 12.5% based on our previous study. Three types of biliary stenosis (anastomotic stenosis, non-anastomotic peripheral stenosis and non-anastomotic central hilar stenosis) have been identified. We report the outcome of two patients with anastomotic stricture after liver transplantation who underwent successful cutting balloon treatment. Case 1 was a 40-year-old male transplanted due to subacute fulminant hepatitis C...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073410/-correlation-of-fibrotouch-and-fibroscan-with-the-stage-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
#15
Y G Zhang, S X Zhao, G D Zhou, W C Li, W G Ren, H J Du, R Q Wang, Y M Nan
Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of FibroTouch and FibroScan for the stage of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Methods: A total of 66 PBC patients who visited our hospital from January 2014 to March 2016 were enrolled, and all the patients underwent liver biopsy and FibroTouch and FibroScan tests. Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) was used to assess fibrosis degree, and the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to compare the cut-off values, sensitivities, and specificities of these two methods in determining fibrosis stage...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070198/clinical-course-and-genetic-susceptibility-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort
#16
Piero Luigi Almasio, Anna Licata, Marcello Maida, Fabio Salvatore Macaluso, Andrea Costantino, Nicola Alessi, Stefania Grimaudo, Giulia Accardi, Calogero Caruso, Antonio Craxi
BACKGROUND: Natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is partially characterized in patients from the Mediterranean area whose genetic background differs from that of Northern Europeans. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe genetic susceptibility and clinical course of PBC in patients from Southern Italy. METHODS: Socio-demographic, clinical, biochemical and histological data at diagnosis as well as disease progression of 81 PBC consecutive patients were collected...
November 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063180/do-occupational-exposures-to-vinyl-chloride-cause-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cirrhosis
#17
Marcello Lotti
Controversy exists about the association between occupational exposures to vinyl chloride and hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis. Two large multicentre mortality cohort studies, one American and another European, reported higher mortality for primary cancer of liver and biliary tract. However, the American study was not able to rule out misclassification, because based on death certificates and under the heading primary liver cancers, some angiosarcomas, the typical neoplasia associated with vinyl chloride, may have been included...
January 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052628/management-of-cholestatic-disease-in-2017
#18
REVIEW
Elsemieke de Vries, Ulrich Beuers
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are the most frequent chronic cholestatic liver diseases and serve as model diseases to discuss the management of cholestasis in 2017 in the lecture that is summarized in this report. PBC and PSC are characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of small intrahepatic (PBC) or larger intra- and/or extrahepatic (PSC) bile ducts. Bile duct damage leads to cholestasis and can progress to liver fibrosis and even cirrhosis. Various genetic, environmental and endogenous factors may contribute to the development of chronic cholestatic liver diseases, but the exact pathogenesis of PBC and PSC has not been clarified...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030370/the-evolution-of-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#19
Will R Takakura, James H Tabibian, Christopher L Bowlus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare, idiopathic biliary disease often with an insidious onset, variable disease course, and premature death related to benign and malignant PSC-related sequelae. This review aims to discuss the epidemiology, clinical variants, and natural history of PSC, incorporating data from recent population-based studies. RECENT FINDINGS: PSC naturally leads to cirrhosis, cholangiocarcinoma, other hepatobiliary malignancies, dominant strictures, hepatic osteodystrophy, and bacterial cholangitis...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018098/therapeutic-approaches-for-portal-biliopathy-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Irene Franceschet, Alberto Zanetto, Alberto Ferrarese, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo
Portal biliopathy (PB) is defined as the presence of biliary abnormalities in patients with non-cirrhotic/non-neoplastic extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) and portal cavernoma (PC). The pathogenesis of PB is due to ab extrinseco compression of bile ducts by PC and/or to ischemic damage secondary to an altered biliary vascularization in EHPVO and PC. Although asymptomatic biliary abnormalities can be frequently seen by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in patients with PC (77%-100%), only a part of these (5%-38%) are symptomatic...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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