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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926921/schistosoma-mansoni-infection-can-jeopardize-the-duration-of-protective-levels-of-antibody-responses-to-immunizations-against-hepatitis-b-and-tetanus-toxoid
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Diana K Riner, Eric M Ndombi, Jennifer M Carter, Amos Omondi, Nupur Kittur, Emmy Kavere, Harrison K Korir, Briana Flaherty, Diana Karanja, Daniel G Colley
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a disease of major public health importance in sub-Saharan Africa. Immunoregulation begins early in schistosome infection and is characterized by hyporesponsiveness to parasite and bystander antigens, suggesting that a schistosome infection at the time of immunization could negatively impact the induction of protective vaccine responses. This study examined whether having a Schistosoma mansoni infection at the time of immunization with hepatitis B and tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccines impacts an individual's ability to achieve and maintain protective antibody levels against hepatitis B surface antigen or TT...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926660/radioembolization-induced-liver-disease-a-systematic-review
#2
Manon N G J A Braat, Karel J van Erpecum, Bernard A Zonnenberg, Maurice A J van den Bosch, Marnix G E H Lam
Radioembolization (RE) is a relatively novel treatment modality for primary and secondary hepatic malignancies. Microspheres embedded with a β-emitting radioisotope are injected into the hepatic artery, resulting in microsphere deposition in the tumor arterioles and normal portal triads. Microsphere deposition in nontumorous parenchyma can result in radiation-induced liver injury, with lethal RE-induced liver disease (REILD) at the outer end of the spectrum. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate RE-related hepatotoxicity and present an overview of the currently applied definitions and clinically relevant characteristics of REILD...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926594/hepatic-epithelioid-hemangio-endothelioma-and-adult-liver-transplantation-proposal-for-a-prognostic-score-based-on-the-analysis-of-the-eltr-elita-registry
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Quirino Lai, Estelle Feys, Vincent Karam, Rene Adam, Jurgen Klempnauer, Martin Oliverius, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Andreas Pascher, Piotr Remiszewski, Helena Isoniemi, Jacques Pirenne, Aksel Foss, Bo G Ericzon, Sasa Markovic, Jan Lerut
BACKGROUND: Hepatic epithelioid hemangio-endothelioma (HEHE) is a rare vascular tumor which has an intermediate aggressive behavior. Although the value of liver transplantation (LT) is well established, its place in the management of HEHE is still unclear. The aim of this study is to confirm, based on a very large patient cohort, the value of LT in the management of HEHE and to identify risk factors for post-LT recurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: the outcome of 149 transplant recipients with HEHE recorded in the European Liver Transplant Registry during the period November1984-May 2014 was analyzed...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926593/cost-effectiveness-of-direct-acting-anti-viral-treatment-in-hepatitis-c-infected-liver-transplant-candidates-with-compensated-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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James Salazar, Varun Saxena, James G Kahn, John P Roberts, Neil Mehta, Michael Volk, Jennifer C Lai
BACKGROUND: HCV(+) donors represent an effective strategy to increase liver donor availability to HCV-infected recipients. However, many HCV(+) transplant candidates are now receiving treatment with direct acting anti-virals (DAA) that lower the risk of posttransplant HCV recurrence but could make the patient ineligible for HCV(+) livers. METHODS: We compared pretransplant DAA treatment versus deferred DAA treatment using a cost-effectiveness decision analysis model to estimate incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs; cost per quality-adjusted life year [QALY] gained) from the societal perspective across a range of HCV(+) liver availability rates...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926548/liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-current-update-on-treatment-and-allocation
#5
Leigh Anne Dageforde, Kathryn J Fowler, William C Chapman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the current imaging modalities and criteria used to diagnose, and the role of liver transplantation as well as nonsurgical hepatic-directed therapies to treat hepatocellular carcinoma in the setting of chronic liver disease. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been continual evolution of guidelines, policies, and algorithms for the imaging diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma, particularly the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926473/growth-differentiation-factor-15-increases-following-oral-glucose-ingestion-effect-of-meal-composition-and-obesity
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Marie Helene Schernthaner-Reiter, Dominik Kasses, Christina Tugendsam, Michaela Riedl, Slobodan Peric, Gerhard Prager, Michael Krebs, Miriam Promintzer-Schifferl, Martin Clodi, Anton Luger, Greisa Vila
OBJECTIVE: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) is a cardiovascular biomarker belonging to the transforming growth factor-β superfamily. Increased GDF15 concentrations are associated with insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity. We investigated the physiological effects of meal composition and obesity on the regulation of systemic GDF15 levels. DESIGN: Lean (n = 8) and obese (n = 8) individuals received a carbohydrate- or fat-rich meal, a 75 g oral glucose load (OGTT) or short-term fasting...
December 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925847/effectiveness-of-hepatitis-a-vaccination-as-post-exposure-prophylaxis
#7
Ignasi Parrón, Caritat Planas, Pere Godoy, Sandra Manzanares-Laya, Ana Martínez, Maria Rosa Sala, Sofia Minguell, Nuria Torner, Mireia Jané, Angela Domínguez
Hepatitis A (HA) has been a vaccine-preventable disease since 1995. In Catalonia, a universal combined hepatitis A+B vaccination program of preadolescents was initiated at the end of 1998. However, outbreaks are reported each year and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine or immunoglobulin (IG) is recommended to avoid cases. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of HAV vaccine and IG in preventing hepatitis A cases in susceptible exposed people. A retrospective cohort study of contacts of HA cases involved in outbreaks reported in Catalonia between January 2006 and December 2012 was made...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925689/prognostic-significance-of-hepatic-arterial-collaterals-in-liver-transplant-recipients-with-biliary-strictures
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André Viveiros, Rafael Rehwald, Erich Vettori, Armin Finkenstedt, Maria Effenberger, Benedikt Schaefer, Livia Dorn, Herbert Tilg, Stefan Schneeberger, Bernhard Glodny, Heinz Zoller, Martin C Freund
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of hepatic artery stenosis (HAS) and the prognostic implications of hepatic arterial collaterals in liver transplant (LT) recipients with biliary strictures. METHODS: 105 LT recipients transplanted between 2004 and 2015 at our center had documented biliary strictures. HAS and collaterals were assessed in high quality imaging of the hepatic artery available from 66 recipients. Clinical, demographic and biochemical recipient and donor data were retrospectively analyzed and tested for their association with biliary of arterial complications after LT...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925503/persistence-of-protective-anti-hbs-antibody-levels-and-anamnestic-response-to-hbv-booster-vaccination-a-cross-sectional-study-among-healthcare-students-20%C3%A2-years-following-the-universal-immunization-campaign-in-italy
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Guglielmo Dini, Alessandra Toletone, Ilaria Barberis, Nicoletta Debarbieri, Emanuela Massa, Chiara Paganino, Francesca Bersi, Alfredo Montecucco, Cristiano Alicino, Paolo Durando
Vaccination against Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) became mandatory in Italy for all newborns and twelve years-old individuals in the 1991. The immunogenicity of HBV vaccine and the effectiveness of the universal immunization strategy have been widely demonstrated. However the need to assess the antibody concentrations above the well known serological correlate of protection for HBV infection (≥ 10 mIU/mL), established in individuals immunized with a three doses vaccination course, is still recommended in subjects exposed to occupational risks in different settings, particularly the healthcare services...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925468/the-prediction-of-radiofrequency-ablation-zone-volume-using-vascular-indices-of-3-dimensional-volumetric-color-doppler-ultrasound-in-an-in-vitro-blood-perfused-bovine-liver-model
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Samuel Chang, Anthony C Lanctot, Martin D McCarter, Katherine M Roberts, Deborah H Glueck, Gerald D Dodd
OBJECTIVE: To determine the most reliable predictor of radiofrequency (RF) ablation zone volume among 3D volumetric color Doppler vascular indices in in-vitro blood-perfused bovine liver model. METHODS: 3D color Doppler volume data of the local hepatic parenchyma were acquired from 37 areas of 13 bovine livers connected to in-vitro oxygenated blood perfusion system. Doppler vascular indices of vascularization index (VI), flow index (FI), and vascularization-flow index (VFI) were obtained from the volume data using a 3D volume analysis software...
December 7, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925409/more-improvement-than-progression-of-liver-fibrosis-following-antiretroviral-therapy-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-hiv-infected-patients-with-or-without-hbv-and-hcv-co-infections
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Yingying Ding, Song Duan, Runhua Ye, Yuecheng Yang, Shitang Yao, Jibao Wang, Dongdong Cao, Xing Liu, Lin Lu, Manhong Jia, Zunyou Wu, Na He
We examined the effect of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) on liver fibrosis among HIV-infected patients with or without Hepatitis B (HBV) or C virus (HCV) co-infection. This was a retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected patients receiving cART during 2004-2016. Liver fibrosis was assessed using Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) score with 3 classifications: Class 1, < 1.45; Class 2, 1.45-3.25; Class 3, > 3.25. Of 3,900 participants, 68.6% were HIV mono-infected, 5.3% were HIV/HBV co-infected, 23.8% were HIV/HCV co-infected and 2...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925386/interferon-free-therapies-for-patients-with-chronic%C3%A2-hepatitis-c-genotype-3-infection-a-systematic-review
#12
Vicente Gimeno-Ballester, María Buti, Ramón San Miguel, Mar Riveiro, Rafael Esteban
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with genotype 3 remains a challenge. The HCV elimination rate with direct acting antivirals (DAAs) is lower than the values reported for other HCV genotypes. In addition, genotype 3 infected patients have a higher risk of disease progression and hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to review the relevant literature concerning treatment of HCV genotype 3 patients with interferon-free regimens. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted in the PubMed/Medline, Embase, and Web of Science electronic databases...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925362/ns5a-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-infection
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Stefano Gitto, Nesrine Gamal, Pietro Andreone
Today, we are witnessing a new era for the treatment of hepatitis C with excellent rates of virologic response and very good safety profiles. Among the many classes of direct acting antivirals, the inhibitors of non-structural protein 5A are particularly interesting. NS5A is phosphorylated protein with a relevant role in viral replication. HCV-NS5A inhibitors show high potency, very good safety profile and high barrier to resistance. The amazing in vitro effectiveness of this class is associated with great efficacy in clinical trials in combination protocols with antivirals of other classes, with sustained virological response (SVR) obtained in more than 90% of patients...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925355/epigenetic-analysis-of-the-ifn%C3%AE-3-gene-identifies-a-novel-marker-for-response-to-therapy-in-hcv-infected-subjects
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Jeffrey F Waring, J Wade Davis, Emily Dumas, Daniel Cohen, Kenneth Idler, Stephen Abel, Robert Georgantas, Thomas Podsadecki, Sandeep Dutta
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is characterized by high inter-individual variability in response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin. A genetic polymorphism on chromosome 19 (rs12979860) upstream of interferon-λ-3 (IFNλ3) is associated with a 2-fold change in sustained virologic response rate after 48 weeks of treatment with pegylated interferon/ribavirin in HCV genotype 1 (GT1) treatment-naïve patients. We conducted epigenetic analysis on the IFNλ3 promoter to investigate whether DNA methylation is associated with response to HCV therapy...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925349/hepatitis-c-viremia-reversibly-maintains-subset-of-antigen-specific-t-bet-tissue-like-memory-b-cells
#15
Li-Yuan Chang, Yonghai Li, David E Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Chronic antigen exposure and/or aging increases the frequency of T-box expressed in T cells (T-bet)-expressing B-lymphocytes in mice. The frequency and significance of B-cell T-bet expression during chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection in human subjects has never been described. METHODS: Healthy controls, cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic HCV-infected patients, and non-HCV patients with cirrhosis were recruited. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were phenotyped for expression of T-bet and related markers by flow cytometry...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925346/hepatitis-c-infection-and-other-drug-related-harms-among-inpatients-who-injected-drugs-in-turkey
#16
Arash Alaei, Kamiar Alaei, Katherine Waye, Melissa Tracy, Marine Nalbandyan, Elif Mutlu, Mustafa Kemal Cetin
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is easily spread among those who share drug injection equipment. Due to the ease of contraction and growing prevalence of HCV in Eastern Europe, the aims of this study focused on describing risky injection practices as well as the prevalence of HCV, HIV, and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) among people who inject drugs (PWID) that were admitted to public and private drug treatment centers in Turkey from 2012 to 2013. Other aims included identifying correlates of needle sharing and HCV infection...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925343/transplantation-of-thy1-cells-accelerates-liver-regeneration-by-enhancing-the-growth-of-small-hepatocyte-like-progenitor-cells-via-il17rb-signaling
#17
Norihisa Ichinohe, Masayuki Ishii, Naoki Tanimizu, Junko Kon, Yusuke Yoshioka, Takahiro Ochiya, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata, Toshihiro Mitaka
Small hepatocyte-like progenitor cells (SHPCs) transiently form clusters in rat livers treated with retrorsine (Ret)/70% partial hepatectomy (PH). When Thy1(+) cells isolated from d-galactosamine-treated rat livers were transplanted into the livers of Ret/PH-treated rats, the mass of the recipient liver transiently increased during the first 30 days after transplantation, suggesting that liver regeneration was enhanced. Here we addressed how Thy1(+) cell transplantation stimulates liver regeneration. We found that the number and size of SHPC clusters increased in the liver at 14 days after transplantation...
December 7, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925325/inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-cascade-implication-in-bisphenol-a-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-male-rats
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Sahar El-Sayed Elswefy, Fatma Rizk Abdallah, Hebatallah Husseini Atteia, Alaa Samir Wahba, Rehab Abdallah Hasan
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a key monomer in the production of plastics. It has been shown to be hepatotoxic. Inflammation and oxidative stress are closely linked with liver fibrosis, the major contributing factor to hepatic failure. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of chronic exposure to BPA on the development of hepatic fibrosis in male rats and to determine the cross-talk between the hepatic cytokine network, oxidative stress and apoptosis. For this purpose, 30 male Wistar albino rats were divided into three equal groups as follows: the first group was given no treatment (normal control group); the second group was given corn oil once daily by oral gavage for 8 weeks (vehicle control group); and the third group received BPA (50 mg/kg body weight/day, p...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925300/the-importance-of-serum-biglycan-levels-as-a-fibrosis-marker-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Rafiye Ciftciler, Seren Ozenirler, Aysegul Atak Yucel, Mustafa Cengiz, Gulbanu Erkan, Erkan Buyukdemirci, Cemile Sönmez, Guldal Yılmaz Esendaglı
BACKGROUND: Liver biopsy is recommended in the majority of patients with chronic viral hepatitis for fibrosis evaluation. Because of the potential risks of liver biopsy, many studies related to non-invasive biomarkers of hepatic fibrosis have been performed. We aimed to assess the diagnostic value of serum biglycan as a non-invasive fibrosis marker in chronic hepatitis B patients. METHODS: This study included 120 patients with biopsy-proven hepatitis B patients and 60 healthy controls...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925250/an-hplc-uv-method-for-determining-plasma-dimethylacetamide-concentrations-in-patients-receiving-intravenous-busulphan
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Mildred Cendana, Samiuela Lee, Parth J Upadhyay, Jennifer A Byrne, Peter J Shaw, John Earl, Christa E Nath
Dimethylacetamide (DMA) is a solvent used in the preparation of intravenous busulphan, an alkylating agent used in blood or marrow transplantation. DMA may contribute to hepatic toxicity, so it is important to monitor its clearance. The aim of this study was to develop a HPLC-UV assay for measurement of DMA in human plasma. After precipitation of plasma proteins with acetonitrile followed by dilution (1:4) with water, the extract was injected onto the HPLC and detected at 195 nm. Separation was performed using a Cogent-HPS 5 µm C18 column (250 mm × 4...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
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