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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731850/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-pbc-in-anti-mitochondrial-antibody-ama-negative-pbc-patients-a-review-of-literature
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Federica de Liso, Caterina Matinato, Mariangela Ronchi, Rita Maiavacca
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), also known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is an autoimmune disease of the liver characterized by anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) in 90%-95% of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of several serum biomarkers in patients with PBC but negative for AMA. Some antinuclear antibodies (ANA) pattern, detected by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF), such as multiple nuclear dot (MND) and rim-like patterns are well-known to be specific for PBC. The corresponding nuclear antigens are the components of the nuclear pore complex (Gp210 for rim-like pattern) and Sp100, PML proteins (for MND pattern) detectable by immunoblotting and ELISA methods...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729654/cryopreservation-protocol-for-human-biliary-tree-stem-progenitors-hepatic-and-pancreatic-precursors
#2
Lorenzo Nevi, Vincenzo Cardinale, Guido Carpino, Daniele Costantini, Sabina Di Matteo, Alfredo Cantafora, Fabio Melandro, Roberto Brunelli, Carlo Bastianelli, Camilla Aliberti, Marco Monti, Daniela Bosco, Pasquale Bartolomeo Berloco, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Lola Reid, Eugenio Gaudio, Domenico Alvaro
Human biliary tree stem/progenitor cells (hBTSCs) are being used for cell therapies of patients with liver cirrhosis. A cryopreservation method was established to optimize sourcing of hBTSCs for these clinical programs and that comprises serum-free Kubota's Medium (KM) supplemented with 10% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), 15% human serum albumin (HSA) and 0.1% hyaluronans. Cryopreserved versus freshly isolated hBTSCs were similar in vitro with respect to self-replication, stemness traits, and multipotency. They were able to differentiate to functional hepatocytes,cholangiocytes or pancreatic islets, yielding similar levels of secretion of albumin or of glucose-inducible levels of insulin...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715721/pushing-the-boundaries-in-liver-graft-utilisation-in-transplantation-case-report-of-a-donor-with-previous-bile-duct-injury-repair
#3
Asma Sultana, James J Powell, Gabriel C Oniscu
INTRODUCTION: Liver transplantation is a recognised treatment for extensive bile duct injuries with secondary biliary cirrhosis or recurring sepsis. However, there have been no reports of successful liver transplantation from a donor who sustained a previous bile duct injury. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we discuss the case of a liver transplant from a 51-year-old brain dead donor who had suffered a Strasberg E1 bile duct injury and had undergone a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy 24 years prior to donation...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710035/association-of-common-genetic-variants-in-vegfa-with-biliary-atresia-susceptibility-in-northwestern-han-chinese
#4
Bailing Liu, Jingli Wei, Miao Li, Jue Jiang, Hui Zhang, Li Yang, Haibin Wu, Qi Zhou
Biliary atresia (BA) is a major neonatal obliterative cholangiopathy, resulting in progressive cirrhosis. The gene VEGFA encodes a heparin-binding protein that is a regulator of angiogenesis and a mediator of inflammatory reactions, and accumulating evidence have indicated that VEGFA may play a possible role in the pathogenesis of BA. Our study aim was to evaluate the association of common variants within the VEGFA gene with BA susceptibility in Northwestern Han Chinese population. Forty tag SNPs within the VEGFA gene were selected in the study, and then subsequently genotyped in 1336 Northwestern Han Chinese individuals, consisting of 311 BA patients and 1025 healthy controls...
July 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701219/excellent-local-control-and-tolerance-profile-after-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Eleni Gkika, Michael Schultheiss, Dominik Bettinger, Lars Maruschke, Hannes Philipp Neeff, Michaela Schulenburg, Sonja Adebahr, Simon Kirste, Ursula Nestle, Robert Thimme, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Thomas Baptist Brunner
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with large HCCs (median diameter 7 cm, IQR 5-10 cm) with a Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score A (60%) or B (40%) and Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification stage B or C were treated with 3 to 12 fractions to allow personalized treatment according to the size of the lesions and the proximity of the lesions to the organs at risk aiming to give high biologically equivalent doses assuming an α/β ratio of 10 Gy for HCC...
July 12, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700364/helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#6
Joanna Pogorzelska, Magda Łapińska, Alicja Kalinowska, Tadeusz W Łapiński, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Inflammatory changes in the stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori indirectly and directly affect liver function. Moreover, the bacteria may worsen the course of the liver cirrhosis. The study aimed at evaluating the incidence of H. pylori infection among patients with liver cirrhosis, depending on the etiology and injury stage, scored according to Child-Pugh classification. Stage of esophageal varices and endoscopic inflammatory lesions in the stomach were evaluated, depending on the presence of H...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699603/infants-with-extrahepatic-biliary-atresia-effect-of-follow-up-on-the-survival-rate-at-ege-university-medical-school-transplantation-center
#7
Miray Karakoyun, Maşallah Baran, Caner Turan, Murat Kılıç, Orkan Ergun, Sema Aydoğdu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Biliary atresia (BA) is the main cause of neonatal cholestasis and the primary reason for infant liver transplants worldwide. It is an obliterative cholangiopathy observed only in children and caused by progressive inflammation and fibrosis of the bile duct. We collaborated with a liver transplantation center to investigate the effects of follow-up in patients with BA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 99 patients who were diagnosed with BA and monitored at our center from 1990 to 2002 (27 patients) and from 2003 to 2015 (72 patients) were analyzed retrospectively...
July 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694703/secondary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-critically-ill-patients-current-perspectives
#8
REVIEW
Hafsteinn O Gudnason, Einar S Björnsson
Secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC) is a term used for a group of chronic cholestatic disease affecting the intra- and/or extrahepatic biliary tree with inflammation and progressive stricture formation, which can lead to biliary cirrhosis. A newly recognized form of SSC is secondary sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients (SSC-CIP). Pathogenesis is believed to involve ischemic injury of intrahepatic bile ducts associated with prolonged hypotension, vasopressors administration, and/or mechanical ventilation in patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694659/induction-of-chronic-cholestasis-without-liver-cirrhosis-creation-of-an-animal-model
#9
Felix Dondorf, René Fahrner, Michael Ardelt, Eleonora Patsenker, Felix Stickel, Uta Dahmen, Utz Settmacher, Falk Rauchfuß
AIM: To analyze time intervals of inflammation and regeneration in a cholestatic rat liver model. METHODS: In 36 Lewis rats, divided into six groups of 6 animals (postoperative observation periods: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 wk), the main bile duct was ligated with two ligatures and observed for the periods mentioned above. For laboratory evaluation, cholestasis parameters (bilirubin, γ-GT), liver cell parameters (ASAT, ALAT) and liver synthesis parameters (quick, albumin) were determined...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690845/diagnostic-autoantibodies-for-autoimmune-liver-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Ban-Hock Toh
Autoimmune liver diseases are conditions of low prevalence that comprise the triad of autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis (cirrhosis) and primary sclerosing cholangitis and their poorly characterised overlapping syndromes. Diagnostic autoantibodies are associated with autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis but not with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Autoantibodies are useful disease markers that facilitate early diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis and allow for therapeutic intervention to prevent progression to liver cirrhosis and associated complications...
May 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678914/long-term-effects-of-human-amniotic-membrane-in-a-rat-model-of-biliary-fibrosis
#11
L B Sant'Anna, F S Brito, P R Barja, M C Nicodemo
Liver fibrosis is the most common outcome of chronic liver diseases, and its progression to cirrhosis can only be effectively treated with liver transplantation. The amniotic membrane (AM) has been studied as an alternative therapy for fibrosis diseases mainly for its favorable properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-scaring and immunomodulatory properties. It was recently demonstrated that the AM reduces the progression of biliary fibrosis to its advanced stage, cirrhosis, when applied on the liver for 6 weeks after fibrosis induction...
July 3, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676445/metformin-reduces-intrahepatic-fibrosis-and-intrapulmonary-shunts-in-biliary-cirrhotic-rats
#12
Mu-Tzu Ko, Hui-Chun Huang, Wen-Shin Lee, Chiao-Lin Chuang, I-Fang Hsin, Shao-Jung Hsu, Fa-Yauh Lee, Ching-Chih Chang, Shou-Dong Lee
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis causes portal hypertension which dilates collateral vasculature and enhances extra-hepatic angiogenesis including intrapulmonary shunts, which subsequently complicates with hepatopulmonary syndrome. Metformin is an anti-diabetic agent which possesses anti-inflammation and anti-angiogenesis properties. This study evaluated the effect of metformin treatment on liver and lung in a non-diabetic rat model with biliary cirrhosis induced via common bile duct ligation (CBDL)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675360/four-years-of-hepatic-transplantation-in-the-republic-of-moldova
#13
Vladimir Hotineanu, Adrian Hotineanu, Serghei Burgoci, Grigore Ivancov, Natalia Taran, Angela Peltec, Dumitru Cazacu, Vitalie Sîrghi
Ever since the first liver transplant in the Republic of Moldova in 2013 we have performed 30 liver transplantations, the first having been performed in collaboration with the surgical team from Romania, led by Professor Irinel Popescu. The serious deficit of available cadaveric organs has forced us to begin with right hemi-liver transplantation from a living donor. In one third of liver transplantations we used right hemi-liver graft from a living donor, and in 2/3 of cases whole liver graft was harvested from brain-dead donors...
May 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669591/primary-biliary-cholangitis-old-and-novel-therapy
#14
Annarosa Floreani, Chiara Mangini
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), formerly called primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic cholestatic liver disease that progresses slowly to end-stage liver disease. The first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for PBC was ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). This treatment slows the progress of the disease, but approximatively 30-40% of patients fail to respond to UDCA. A number of options are under investigation as second line treatment. Obeticholic acid (OCA), a Farnesoid X Receptor agonist, has been approved in May 2017 by FDA for patients non responders or intolerant to UDCA...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667665/the-relationship-between-portopulmonary-hypertension-and-splenectomy-mayo-clinic-experience-and-literature-review
#15
Justin M Segraves, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Michael D Leise, Michael J Krowka
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Portopulmonary hypertension is a serious complication of portal hypertension that can lead to right heart failure and death. To our knowledge, an association between portopulmonary hypertension and prior splenectomy has not been described previously. The goals of this study were to describe the frequency of splenectomy in portopulmonary hypertension and compare selected parameters between portopulmonary hypertension subgroups. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with portopulmonary hypertension between 01/01/1988 - 06/30/2015 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN...
July 1, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651522/the-role-of-enterococcus-spp-and-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-causing-pyogenic-liver-abscesses
#16
Marcus M Mücke, Johanna Kessel, Victoria T Mücke, Katharina Schwarzkopf, Michael Hogardt, Christoph Stephan, Stefan Zeuzem, Volkhard A J Kempf, Christian M Lange
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic liver abscesses (PLA) remain a significant clinical problem. Unfortunately, little is known about current bacterial susceptibility profiles and the incidence of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) causing PLA in Western countries. Yet, this crucial information is pivotal to guide empirical antibiotic therapy. Aim of this study was to provide detailed characteristics of PLA with a special focus on underlying bacterial pathogens and their susceptibility to antibiotics...
June 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640288/prognostic-factors-for-transplant-free-survival-and-validation-of-prognostic-models-in-chinese-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-receiving-ursodeoxycholic-acid
#17
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai-Kay Seto, James Fung, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to validate the prognostic models for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in Chinese patients receiving ursodeoxycholic acid (UCDA), and to compare their performances in predicting the long-term survival. METHODS: Chinese patients with PBC from a tertiary center were identified via electronic search of hospital medical registry. Risk factors associated with adverse events (liver transplantation or death from liver-related causes including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver decompensation) were determined...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638347/bile-acids-do-not-contribute-to-the-altered-calcium-homeostasis-of-platelets-from-rats-with-biliary-cirrhosis
#18
Paola Romecín, Esther G Navarro, M Clara Ortiz, David Iyú, Joaquín García-Estañ, Noemí M Atucha
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 and related to an enhanced intracellular calcium release evoked by thrombin and an increased amount of calcium stored in the intracellular organelles. In the present study we have investigated the role of bile acids in those alterations of the BDL cirrhotic model...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633199/diffuse-type-caroli-disease-with-characteristic-central-dot-sign-complicated-by-multiple-intrahepatic-and-common-bile-duct-stones
#19
Moon Joo Hwang, Tae Nyeun Kim
Caroli disease (CD) is a rare congenital malformation of the liver characterized by non-obstructive, segmental, cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (IHDs). The clinical course is usually asymptomatic for the first 5-20 years, and symptoms may seldom occur throughout the patient's life. Bile stagnation leads to recurrent episodes of cholangitis, stone formation, or liver abscesses, and biliary cirrhosis usually occurs years later. Here we report on a 42-year-old man diagnosed with diffuse-type CD with a characteristic central dot sign, who had multiple intrahepatic and common bile duct (CBD) stones...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630805/dermatitis-herpetiformis-as-the-initial-presentation-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-in-a-male-with-gluten-sensitivity
#20
Cyriac Philips, Rajaguru Paramaguru, Divya A Indiran, Philip Augustine
Celiac disease is commonly associated with elevated liver enzymes that normalize on a gluten-free diet. Celiac disease is rarely described in patients with primary biliary cholangitis. Dermatitis herpetiformis is the skin manifestation of the celiac disease that is very rarely associated with primary biliary cirrhosis. We present the case of a 62-year-old man who presented with severe chronic pruritus, in whom a diagnosis of primary biliary cholangitis was made initially. However, in the presence of atypical skin lesions, not confirming to chronic cholestasis, an in-depth evaluation including histopathological examination led to the diagnosis of dermatitis herpetiformis associated with gluten sensitivity...
May 14, 2017: Curēus
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