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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150405/cirrhosis-with-ascites-in-the-last-year-of-life-a-nationwide-analysis-of-factors-shaping-costs-health-care-use-and-place-of-death-in-england
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Benjamin Hudson, Jeff Round, Brendan Georgeson, Andrew Pring, Karen Forbes, Catherine Anne McCune, Julia Verne
BACKGROUND: Liver disease mortality increased by 400% in the UK between 1970 and 2010, resulting in rising pressures on acute hospital services, and an increasing need for end-of-life care. We aimed to assess the effect of demographic, clinical, and health-care factors on costs, patterns of health-care use, and place of death in a national cohort of patients with cirrhosis and ascites in their last year of life. METHODS: We did a retrospective, nationwide analysis of all patients who died from cirrhosis in England between 2013 and 2015, who required large-volume paracentesis in their last year of life...
November 14, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149964/chikungunya-infection-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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E S Girão, B G Rodrigues Dos Santos, E S do Amaral, P E G Costa, K B Pereira, A H de Araujo Filho, E B Hyppolito, M U Mota, L C B F Marques, C M Costa de Oliveira, S L da Silva, J H P Garcia, P F C B C Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne disease that causes acute febrile polyarthralgia and arthritis. CHIKV has spread rapidly to the Americas and, in Brazil, autochthonous cases are increasingly been reported. Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients who travel to or live in CHIKV endemic areas are under high risk of acquiring the disease. Few data exist regarding the clinical characteristics of CHIKV infections in this population. We report the first case series of CHIKV infection in SOT recipients...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149510/transferrin-as-a-predictor-of-survival-in-cirrhosis
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André Viveiros, Armin Finkenstedt, Benedikt Schaefer, Mattias Mandorfer, Bernhard Scheiner, Konrad Lehner, Moritz Tobiasch, Thomas Reiberger, Herbert Tilg, Michael Edlinger, Heinz Zoller
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with cirrhosis frequently present with high serum ferritin and low transferrin concentrations, reflecting impaired liver function and inflammation. Recent studies have shown that transferrin and its saturation with iron are MELD-independent predictors of mortality in patients with acute on chronic liver failure or decompensated cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic utility of serum iron parameters in relation to markers of liver function and immune activation...
November 17, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149103/human-hepatocyte-transplantation-for-liver-disease-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Valeria Iansante, Ragai R Mitry, Céline Filippi, Emer Fitzpatrick, Anil Dhawan
Liver transplantation is the accepted treatment for patients with acute liver failure and liver-based metabolic disorders. However, donor organ shortage and lifelong need for immunosuppression are the main limitations to liver transplantation. In addition, loss of the native liver as target organ for future gene therapy for metabolic disorders limits the futuristic treatment options, resulting in the need for alternative therapeutic strategies. A potential alternative to liver transplantation is allogeneic hepatocyte transplantation...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147463/acidic-polysaccharide-from-angelica-sinensis-reverses-anemia-of-chronic-disease-involving-the-suppression-of-inflammatory-hepcidin-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Kaiping Wang, Jun Wu, Fang Cheng, Xiao Huang, Fang Zeng, Yu Zhang
Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) is the second most prevalent anemia and frequently occurs in patients with acute or chronic immune activation. In the current study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of Angelica sinensis polysaccharide (ASP) against ACD in rats and the potential mechanisms involved. The results showed that ASP inhibited inflammatory hepcidin in both HepG2 cells and ACD rats by blocking the IL-6/STAT3 and BMP/SMAD pathways. In ACD rats, the administration of ASP increased ferroportin expression, mobilized iron from the liver and spleen, increased serum iron levels, caused an elevation of serum EPO, and effectively relieved the anemia...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147139/insights-into-the-management-of-wilson-s-disease
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Mohmadshakil Kathawala, Gideon M Hirschfield
Wilson's disease is a rare, inherited autosomal recessive disease of copper metabolism, in which the causative gene, ATP7B, results in absent or reduced function of the ATP7B transporter important for biliary excretion of copper and incorporation of copper into caeruloplasmin. Affected patients accumulate excessive copper within the liver, brain and other tissues. A disease mainly of children, adolescents and young adults; clinical features vary from the asymptomatic state to chronic liver disease, acute liver failure, and neuropsychiatric manifestations...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146462/individual-serum-bile-acid-profiling-in-rats-aids-in-human-risk-assessment-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-due-to-bsep-inhibition
#7
Steven Cepa, David Potter, Lisa Wong, Leah Schutt, Jacqueline Tarrant, Jodie Pang, Xiaolin Zhang, Roxanne Andaya, Laurent Salphati, Yingqing Ran, Le An, Ryan Morgan, Jonathan Maher
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) has been the most frequent cause of post-marketing drug withdrawals in the last 50years. The multifactorial nature of events that precede severe liver injury in human patients is difficult to model in rodents due to a variety of confounding or contributing factors that include disease state, concurrent medications, and translational species differences. In retrospective analyses, a consistent risk factor for DILI has been the inhibition of the Bile Salt Export Pump (BSEP). One compound known for potent BSEP inhibition and severe DILI is troglitazone...
November 13, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145204/comparing-the-clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-acute-hepatitis-e-viral-infections-with-those-of-acute-hepatitis-a-b-and-c-infections-in-korea
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Hye Won Oh, Ra Ri Cha, Sang Soo Lee, Chang Min Lee, Wan Soo Kim, Yun Won Jo, Jin Joo Kim, Jae Min Lee, Hong Jun Kim, Chang Yoon Ha, Hyun Jin Kim, Tae Hyo Kim, Woon Tae Jung, Ok Jae Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the etiology of acute viral hepatitis and compared the clinical features of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections with those of other acute viral hepatitis infections in Korea. METHODS: This study included 2,357 consecutive patients who were diagnosed with acute hepatitis, based on acute illness with jaundice or elevated alanine aminotransferase levels (>100 IU/L), between January 2007 and January 2016. Acute viral infections were observed in 23 (19...
November 17, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142540/clinical-audit-of-dengue-related-deaths-in-2011-mayo-hospital-lahore-pakistan
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Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Mehreen Mehmood, Sajid Abaidullah
Background and Objective: Dengue infection has evolved into an epidemic during last few years in Pakistan and has been associated with poor outcomes. Literature with respect to mortality risk factors in Dengue infection is not sufficient. This compelled us to conduct this study to find out major contributory factors to death in patients with dengue viral infection at one of Asia's ancient hospital setting with an aim to recognize complications at earliest and improve case management in future...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142481/rescue-case-of-low-birth-weight-infant-with-acute-hepatic-failure
#10
Noriki Okada, Yukihiro Sanada, Taizen Urahashi, Yoshiyuki Ihara, Naoya Yamada, Yuta Hirata, Takumi Katano, Kentaro Ushijima, Shinya Otomo, Shujiro Fujita, Koichi Mizuta
We report a case involving a rescued low birth weight infant (LBWI) with acute liver failure. CASE: The patient was 1594 g and 32(3/7) gestational wk at birth. At the age of 11 d, she developed acute liver failure due to gestational alloimmune liver disease. Exchange transfusion and high-dose gamma globulin therapy were initiated, and body weight increased with enteral nutrition. Exchange transfusion was performed a total of 33 times prior to living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142477/modified-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-improves-short-term-prognosis-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Wei Chen, Jia You, Jing Chen, Qi Zheng, Jia-Ji Jiang, Yue-Yong Zhu
AIM: To investigate whether the short-term prognosis of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) could be improved by using a modified model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) including serum lactate. METHODS: This clinical study was conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medicine University, China. From 2009 to 2015, 236 patients diagnosed with HBV-related ACLF at our center were recruited for this 3-month follow-up study...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142474/clinical-features-of-alcoholic-hepatitis-in-latinos-and-caucasians-a-single-center-experience
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Rogelio Pinon-Gutierrez, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Charles H Halsted, Valentina Medici
AIM: To study differences of presentation, management, and prognosis of alcoholic hepatitis in Latinos compared to Caucasians. METHODS: We retrospectively screened 876 charts of Caucasian and Latino patients who were evaluated at University of California Davis Medical Center between 1/1/2002-12/31/2014 with the diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease. We identified and collected data on 137 Caucasians and 64 Latinos who met criteria for alcoholic hepatitis, including chronic history of heavy alcohol use, at least one episode of jaundice with bilirubin ≥ 3...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141316/-a-clinical-analysis-of-micafungin-treatment-of-pulmonary-invasive-fungal-infection-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-leukemia-or-post-hematopoietic-stem-cells-transplantation
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K Huang, K Y Qiu, L L Deng, J P Fang, Y Li, H X Guo, D H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCF) for pulmonary invasive fungal disease (PIFD) in pediatric patients with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation. Method: Twenty-five neutropenic PIFD children with acute leukemia or post hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University were selected from January 2012 to June 2015, including 12 males and 13 females, age range 2-15 (average 6.2±2.0) years. There were 12 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after chemotherapy, 4 cases of acute leukemia (AL) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) and 9 cases of β-thalassemia major after allo-HSCT...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135887/ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-aged-livers-the-energy-metabolism-inflammatory-response-and-autophagy
#14
Chunyi Kan, Luisa Ungelenk, Amelie Lupp, Olaf Dirsch, Uta Dahmen
Due to the lack of adequate organs, the number of patients with end-stage liver diseases, acute liver failure or hepatic malignancies waiting for liver transplantation is constantly increasing. Accepting aged liver grafts is one of the strategies expanding the donor pool to ease the discrepancy between the growing demand and the limited supply of donor organs. However, recipients of organs from old donors may show an increased post-transplantation morbidity and mortality due to enhanced ischemia reperfusion injury...
November 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134448/hyperammonemia-associated-with-distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-or-urinary-tract-infection-a-systematic-review
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Caterina M Clericetti, Gregorio P Milani, Sebastiano A G Lava, Mario G Bianchetti, Giacomo D Simonetti, Olivier Giannini
BACKGROUND: Hyperammonemia usually results from an inborn error of metabolism or from an advanced liver disease. Individual case reports suggest that both distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection may also result in hyperammonemia. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature on hyperammonemia secondary to distal renal tubular acidosis and urinary tract infection was conducted. RESULTS: We identified 39 reports on distal renal tubular acidosis or urinary tract infections in association with hyperammonemia published between 1980 and 2017...
November 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133918/fast-simultaneous-assessment-of-renal-and-liver-function-using-polymethine-dyes-in-animal-models-of-chronic-and-acute-organ-injury
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A T Press, M J Butans, T P Haider, C Weber, S Neugebauer, M Kiehntopf, U S Schubert, M G Clemens, M Bauer, A Kortgen
Simultaneous assessment of excretory liver and kidney function is still an unmet need in experimental stress models as well as in critical care. The aim of the study was to characterize two polymethine-dyes potentially suitable for this purpose in vivo. Plasma disappearance rate and elimination measurements of simultaneously injected fluorescent dyes DY-780 (hepato-biliary elimination) and DY-654(renal elimination) were conducted using catheter techniques and intravital microscopy in animals subjected to different organ injuries, i...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133292/intracellular-hepatitis-b-virus-increases-hepatic-cholesterol-deposition-in-alcoholic-fatty-liver-via-hepatitis-b-core-protein
#17
Ya-Qi Wang, Ting Wu, Dan-Qing Hu, Xin-Xin Weng, Xiao-Jing Wang, Pei-Jer Chen, Xiao-Ping Luo, Hong-Wu Wang, Qin Ning
Hepatits B virus (HBV) infection is a prevalent infectious disease with serious outcomes like chronic and acute hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the metabolic alteration by HBV is rarely taken into concerns. With the high prevalence of alcohol consumption and chronic HBV infection, their overlap is assumed as an increasing latent hazard although without exact calculation, moreover, the impact of chronic alcoholic consumption combined with HBV on cholesterol metabolism is unknown. Six-week-old male FVB/Ncrl mice were hydrodynamically injected with a pGEM-4Z-1...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133246/potentially-inappropriate-liver-transplantation-in-the-era-of-the-sickest-first-policy-a-search-for-the-upper-limits
#18
REVIEW
Michael Linecker, Tanja Krones, Thomas Berg, Claus U Niemann, Randolph H Steadman, Philipp Dutkowski, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Ronald W Busuttil, Robert D Truog, Henrik Petrowsky
Liver transplantation has emerged to a highly efficient treatment for a variaty of acute and chronic liver diseases. Organ shortage, however, is becoming an increasing problem worldwide, limiting the applicability of liver transplantation. In addition, potential recipients are becoming sicker, thereby increasing the risk of loosing the graft during transplantation or in the initial post-operative period after liver transplantation (3 months). This trend is challenging the MELD allocation model where sickest candidates are prioritized and no delisting criteria are given...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132978/intensive-care-in-severe-malaria-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Dilip R Karnad, Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Severe malaria is common in tropical countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and South and Central America. It may also occur in travelers returning from endemic areas. Plasmodium falciparum accounts for most cases, although P vivax is increasingly found to cause severe malaria in Asia. Cerebral malaria is common in children in Africa, manifests as coma and seizures, and has a high morbidity and mortality. In other regions, adults may also develop cerebral malaria but neurological sequelae in survivors are rare...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129239/an-iso-%C3%AE-acid-rich-extract-from-hops-humulus-lupulus-attenuates-acute-alcohol-induced-liver-steatosis-in-mice
#20
Marianne Hege, Finn Jung, Cathrin Sellmann, Chengjun Jin, Doreen Ziegenhardt, Claus Hellerbrand, Ina Bergheim
OBJECTIVE: Results of in vitro and in vivo studies suggest that consumption of beer is less harmful for the liver than consumption of spirits. It also has been suggested that secondary plant compounds derived from hops such as xanthohumol or iso-α-acids may have beneficial effects on the development of liver diseases of various etiologies. The aim of this study was to determine whether iso-α-acids consumed in doses achieved by "normal" beer consumption have beneficial effects on health...
January 2018: Nutrition
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