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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152988/value-and-innovation-of-direct-acting-antivirals-long-term-health-outcomes-of-the-strategic-plan-for-the-management-of-hepatitis-c-in-spain
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Juan Turnes, Raquel Domínguez-Hernández, Miguel Ángel Casado
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term healthcare costs and health outcome in association with the access to new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), during the first year of the National Strategic Plan for Chronic Hepatitis C (SPCHC) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Spain. METHODS: A decision tree and a lifetime Markov model were developed to simulate the natural history, morbidity, and mortality of a cohort of 51,900 patients with CHC before (pre-DAA strategy) and after (post-DAA strategy) access to DAA, following SPCHC approval...
November 20, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152039/hepatic-hydrothorax-an-update-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Dmitry Victorovich Garbuzenko, Nikolay Olegovich Arefyev
This review considers the modern concepts of pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, and treatment principles of hepatic hydrothorax (HH). HH is the excessive (> 500 mL) accumulation of transudate in the pleural cavity in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis but without cardiopulmonary and pleural diseases. It causes respiratory failure which aggravates the clinical course of liver cirrhosis, and the emergence of spontaneous bacterial pleural empyema may be the cause of death. The information was collected from the PubMed database, the Google Scholar retrieval system, the Cochrane reviews, and the reference lists from relevant publications for 1994-2016 using the keywords: "liver cirrhosis", "portal hypertension", "hepatic hydrothorax", "pathogenesis", "diagnostics", and "treatment"...
November 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076589/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-histological-scoring-systems-a-large-cohort-single-center-evaluation-study
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Archana Rastogi, Saggere Muralikrishna Shasthry, Ayushi Agarwal, Chhagan Bihari, Priyanka Jain, Ankur Jindal, Shiv Sarin
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly common cause of chronic liver disease. Till date, liver biopsy remains the gold standard for identification and quantification of the wide histological spectra of NAFLD. Histological scorings are very useful and widely applied for the diagnosis and management in clinical trials and follow-up studies of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, in view of scarce published literature, there is a need to evaluate them in large cohort of NAFLD. This study was aimed to evaluate the two histological scoring systems (NAS-CRN, SAF) in the diagnosis of NAFLD and to assess the role of histological characteristics as injury markers in NAFLD...
November 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072497/efficacy-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-glue-embolization-in-iatrogenic-haemorrhagic-complications-of-paracentesis-and-thoracocentesis-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Amar Mukund, Vinay Kumar Dp, Naveen Kumar Condati, Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Shiv Kumar Sarin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of ultrasound guided percutaneous glue (N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate) embolization with transarterial embolization in the management of iatrogenically injured arteries while performing paracentesis or thoracocentesis in patients with chronic liver disease. METHODS: Hospital database was searched for cirrhotic patients having abdominal/thoracic wall haemorrhage following paracentesis/thoracocentesis procedure from January 2011 to June 2016...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070023/portal-vein-thrombosis-in-liver-cirrhosis-incidence-management-and-outcome
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Shunichiro Fujiyama, Satoshi Saitoh, Yusuke Kawamura, Hitomi Sezaki, Tetsuya Hosaka, Norio Akuta, Masahiro Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Fumitaka Suzuki, Yasuji Arase, Kenji Ikeda, Hiromitsu Kumada
BACKGROUND: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a serious complication in liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension. We examined the treatment, recurrence and prognosis of PVT in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: The study subjects were all 90 cirrhotic patients with PVT treated with danaparoid sodium (DS) at our department between July 2007 and September 2016. The mean age was 68 years and mean Child-Pugh score was 7. All patients received 2500 U/day of DS for 2 weeks, and repeated in those who developed PVT recurrence after the initial therapy...
October 25, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025385/the-impact-of-preoperative-variables-on-intraoperative-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-during-orthotopic-liver-transplant
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Mohammad Hossein Eghbal, Kazem Samadi, Mohammad Bagher Khosravi, Mohammad Ali Sahmeddini, Sina Ghaffaripoor, Mohammad Ghorbani, Sakineh Shokrizadeh
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant traditionally and potentially is associated with the risk of massive blood loss and transfusion, which can adversely affect transplant outcomes. Many variables influence the amount of bleeding, and these can be categorized as patient related, surgery related, and graft related. We aimed to assess the effects of these variables on the amount of bleeding and transfusion during liver transplant; predicting the risk of massive blood loss can help transplant teams to select and manage patients more effectively...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913620/a-brief-review-on-prognostic-models-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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REVIEW
Sha Chen, Weijia Duan, Hong You, Jidong Jia
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), previously known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by progressive destruction of small intrahepatic bile ducts. If left untreated, PBC may eventually result in end-stage liver disease. For better management of PBC and optimal allocation of medical resources, it is pivotal to accurately estimate the prognosis of patients with PBC. This article will briefly review the models that predict long-term outcome of PBC patients, with special focus on the applicability, strengths and limitations of the widely used models reported from 1983 to 2016...
September 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859222/therapies-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-awaiting-for-liver-transplantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Laura Kulik, Julie K Heimbach, Feras Zaiem, Jehad Almasri, Larry J Prokop, Zhen Wang, M Hassan Murad, Khaled Mohammed
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are listed for liver transplantation are often treated while on the waiting list with loco-regional therapy (LRT) which is aimed at either preventing progression of HCC or reducing themeasurable disease burden of HCC in order to receive increased allocation priority. We aimed to synthesize evidence regarding the effectiveness of LRT in the management of patients with HCC who were on the liver transplant waitlist. We conducted a comprehensive search of multiple databases from 1996 to April 25, 2016, for studies that enrolled adults with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation and treated with bridging or down-staging therapies before liver transplantation...
August 31, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834904/current-treatment-status-and-barriers-for-patients-with-chronic-hcv-infection-in-mainland-china-a-national-multicenter-cross-sectional-survey-in-56-hospitals
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Dan-Dan Bian, Hai-Yang Zhou, Shuang Liu, Mei Liu, Carol Duan, Jin-Yan Zhang, Ying-Ying Jiang, Ting Wang, Yu Chen, Zhao Wang, Su-Jun Zheng, Zhong-Ping Duan
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious public health problem worldwide. China, as the country with the largest number of HCV infections in the world, plays a significant role in eliminating hepatitis C. Due to different financial situations and education background, hepatitis C patients take different actions for their disease treatment and management. Therefore, antiviral treatment status should be attached great importance to learn the medical demand of patients. A nationwide, multicenter survey was conducted from July 2015 to June 2016...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728560/patient-oriented-education-and-medication-management-intervention-for-people-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kelly L Hayward, Jennifer H Martin, W Neil Cottrell, Antara Karmakar, Leigh U Horsfall, Preya J Patel, David D Smith, Katharine M Irvine, Elizabeth E Powell, Patricia C Valery
BACKGROUND: People with decompensated cirrhosis require complex medical care and are often prescribed an intricate and frequently changing medication and lifestyle regimen. However, many patients mismanage their medications or have poor comprehension of their disease and self-management tasks. This can lead to harm, hospitalization, and death. METHODS/DESIGN: A patient-oriented education and medication management intervention has been developed for implementation at a tertiary hospital hepatology outpatient center in Queensland, Australia...
July 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550393/interval-magnetic-resonance-imaging-an-alternative-to-guidelines-for-indeterminate-nodules-discovered-in-the-cirrhotic-liver
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Eliza W Beal, Joseph F Kearney, Jeffery M Chakedis, A James Hanje, Lanla F Conteh, Sylvester M Black, Kenneth Washburn, Kristin M Dittmar, Timothy M Pawlik, Mary R Dillhoff, Carl R Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the management of indeterminate nodules discovered on surveillance imaging recommend alternate imaging modality or biopsy. This study evaluates the use of short interval MRI rather than immediate CT or biopsy. METHOD: This retrospective cohort study examines outcomes of 111 patients with indeterminate nodules reviewed by a single institution's Liver Tumor Board 2011-2016. Analysis was focused on outcomes stratified by management decision...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545082/clinical-endoscopic-management-and-outcome-of-post-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-bleeding
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Wei-Chen Lin, Hsaing-Hung Lin, Chien-Yuan Hung, Shou-Chuan Shih, Cheng-Hsin Chu
Post-endoscopic sphincterotomy bleeding is a common complication of biliary sphincterotomy, and the incidence varies from 1% to 48%. It can be challenging to localize the bleeder or to administer various interventions through a side-viewing endoscope. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors of post-endoscopic sphincterotomy bleeding and the outcome of endoscopic intervention therapies. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 513 patients who underwent biliary sphincterotomy in Mackay Memorial Hospital between 2011 and 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468015/the-role-of-a-dedicated-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-clinic-in-2016
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REVIEW
Sarah A Townsend, Philip N Newsome
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the commonest cause of liver disease in the United Kingdom, and is predicted to become the leading indication for liver transplantation (LT) within the next 10 years. Key Messages: With rising demands on liver services, identifying those at risk of developing significant liver disease is important, so that risk factors for disease progression can be addressed. Emerging diagnostic techniques make it possible to diagnose significant fibrosis without the need for liver biopsy, and while there are currently no approved therapies for NAFLD, a specialist clinic can also provide access to clinical trials...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403995/comparative-efficacy-of-pharmacological-strategies-for-management-of-type-1-hepatorenal-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Antonio Facciorusso, Apoorva K Chandar, M Hassan Murad, Larry J Prokop, Nicola Muscatiello, Patrick S Kamath, Siddharth Singh
BACKGROUND: Several drugs have been studied to improve outcomes for patients with hepatorenal syndrome, but trials have reported variable efficacy. We aimed to compare the efficacy of different management strategies for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome. METHODS: For this systematic review and network meta-analysis, we searched Ovid MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, Ovid Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Scopus, and Web of Science for papers published up to June 9, 2016...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358980/pharmacological-interventions-for-non-alcohol-related-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rosa Lombardi, Simona Onali, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Emmanuel Tsochatzis
BACKGROUND: Non-alcohol related fatty liver disease (commonly called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)) is liver steatosis in the absence of significant alcohol consumption, use of hepatotoxic medication, or other disorders affecting the liver such as hepatitis C virus infection, Wilson's disease, and starvation. NAFLD embraces the full spectrum of disease from pure steatosis (i.e. uncomplicated fatty liver) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), via NASH-cirrhosis to cirrhosis...
March 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351116/management-of-people-with-early-or-very-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Avik Majumdar, Davide Roccarina, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer) is classified in many ways. The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) group staging classifies the cancer based on patient's life expectancy. People with very early- or early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma have single tumour or three tumours of maximum diameter of 3 cm or less, Child-Pugh status A to B, and performance status 0 (fully functional). Management of hepatocellular carcinoma is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different interventions used in the treatment of early or very early hepatocellular carcinoma through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321877/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-hepatitis-b-infection-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Mantzoukis, Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Elena Buzzetti, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Apart from chronic HBV infection, the complications related to acute HBV infection are severe acute viral hepatitis and fulminant hepatitis characterised by liver failure. The optimal pharmacological treatment of acute HBV infection remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of acute HBV infection through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available treatments according to their safety and efficacy...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285495/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-hepatitis-c-infection-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Maria Kalafateli, Elena Buzzetti, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single-stranded RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus that has the potential to cause inflammation of the liver. The traditional definition of acute HCV infection is the first six months following infection with the virus. Another commonly used definition of acute HCV infection is the absence of HCV antibody and subsequent seroconversion (presence of HCV antibody in a person who was previously negative for HCV antibody). Approximately 40% to 95% of people with acute HCV infection develop chronic HCV infection, that is, have persistent HCV RNA in their blood...
March 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281295/management-of-people-with-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Davide Roccarina, Avik Majumdar, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: There is significant uncertainty in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma which is defined by the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) as hepatocellular carcinoma stage B with large, multi-nodular, Child-Pugh status A to B, performance status 0 to 2, and without vascular occlusion or extrahepatic disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different interventions used in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (BCLC stage B) through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274107/pathophysiology-and-management-of-alcoholic-liver-disease-update-2016
#20
REVIEW
Felix Stickel, Christian Datz, Jochen Hampe, Ramon Bataller
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a leading cause of cirrhosis, liver cancer, and acute and chronic liver failure and as such causes significant morbidity and mortality. While alcohol consumption is slightly decreasing in several European countries, it is rising in others and remains high in many countries around the world. The pathophysiology of ALD is still incompletely understood but relates largely to the direct toxic effects of alcohol and its main intermediate, acetaldehyde. Recently, novel putative mechanisms have been identified in systematic scans covering the entire human genome and raise new hypotheses on previously unknown pathways...
March 15, 2017: Gut and Liver
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