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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201854/impact-of-anthropometric-features-on-the-applicability-and-accuracy-of-fibroscan%C3%A2-m-and-xl-in-overweight-obese-patients
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Marc Puigvehí, Teresa Broquetas, Susanna Coll, Montserrat Garcia-Retortillo, Nuria Cañete, Rosa Fernández, Javier Gimeno, Juan Sanchez, Felipe Bory, Juan Pedro-Botet, Ricard Solà, José A Carrión
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Transient elastography (TE) is the reference method for liver stiffness measurement (LSM) in the general population, having lower applicability in obese patients. We evaluated the applicability and diagnostic accuracy of the M and XL probes in overweight/obese patients to establish the most appropriate approach. METHODS: From May 2013 to March 2015 we evaluated patients with a body mass index (BMI) ≥28 kg/m(2) . We constructed an algorithm with variables independently related to unreliable LSM with the M probe...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192849/shear-wave-elastography-of-the-liver-review-on-normal-values
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Yi Dong, Roxana Sirli, Giovanna Ferraioli, Ioan Sporea, Liliana Chiorean, Xinwu Cui, Mei Fan, Wen-Ping Wang, Odd Helge Gilja, Paul S Sidhu, Christoph F Dietrich
Shear wave elastography (SWE) has been developed to non-invasively estimate liver stiffness. Different techniques are available and they are described in detail in the EFSUMB guidelines on elastography. However, there are only a few published studies investigating normal ranges in healthy subjects by comparing different equipment and analysing influencing factors. In the present review, we summarize the impact factors on liver stiffness measurement (LSM) using SWE, report its reproducibility, and define normal range tables of LSM in healthy subjects for clinical practice according to the published literature...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180192/shear-wave-elastography-imaging-for-detecting-malignant-lesions-of-the-liver-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-meta-analysis
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Yang Jiao, Fajin Dong, Hui Wang, Lei Zhang, Jinfeng Xu, Jing Zheng, Haibo Fan, Hanjing Gan, Lixin Chen, Min Li
AIM: To investigate the clinical utility of shear wave elastography (SWE) imaging in the identification of malignant and benign lesions of the liver lesions by conducting a meta-analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Cochrane library, Embase and Pubmed were searched for relevant studies with publication data through February 2016. Studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of SWE in the identification of malignant and benign lesions of the liver using SWE technology were selected...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180191/doppler-ultrasonography-combined-with-transient-elastography-improves-the-non-invasive-assessment-of-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-diseases
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Tamara Alempijevic, Simon Zec, Vladimir Nikolic, Aleksandar Veljkovic, Zoran Stojanovic, Vera Matovic, Tomica Milosavljevic
AIMS: Accurate clinical assessment of liver fibrosis is essential and the aim of our study was to compare and combine hemodynamic Doppler ultrasonography, liver stiffness by transient elastography, and non-invasive serum biomarkers with the degree of fibrosis confirmed by liver biopsy, and thereby to determine the value of combining non-invasive method in the prediction significant liver fibrosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 102 patients with chronic liver disease of various etiology...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177946/transient-elastography-evaluation-of-hepatic-and-spleen-stiffness-in-patients-with-hepatosplenic-schistosomiasis
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Zulane S T Veiga, Cristiane A Villela-Nogueira, Flávia F Fernandes, Marta G Cavalcanti, Fátima A Figueiredo, João L Pereira, Gustavo H Pereira, Henrique S Moraes Coelho, José M Peralta, Carlos E Marques, Renata M Perez, Homero S Fogaça
BACKGROUND: Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HES) has not been evaluated by transient elastography so far and its correlation with ultrasound variables remains to be defined. AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe the parameters of liver and spleen stiffness in HES assessed by transient elastography in comparison with cirrhotics and controls evaluating its correlation with ultrasonographic data. PATIENTS AND METHODS: HES, hepatitis C virus-cirrhotic, and control patients were included in this sectional study...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177543/changes-in-liver-stiffness-measurements-and-fibrosis-scores-following-sofosbuvir-based-treatment-regimens-without-interferon
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Aisha Elsharkawy, Shereen Abdel Alem, Rabab Fouad, Maissa El Raziky, Wafaa El Akel, Mahmoud Abdo, Omnia Tantawi, Mohamed AbdAllah, Marc Bourliere, Gamal Esmat
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Accurate evaluation of the degree of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic liver diseases is crucial, as liver fibrosis is important in order to make therapeutic decisions, determine prognosis of liver disease and to follow-up disease progression. Multiple non-invasive methods have been used successfully in the prediction of fibrosis however early changes in non-invasive biomarkers of hepatic fibrosis under effective antiviral therapy are widely unknown. AIM: To evaluate changes of Transient elastography values as well as FIB-4 and AST to platelet ratio index in patients (APRI) treated with sofosbuvir- based treatment regimen...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169127/th17-treg-imbalance-is-an-indicator-of-liver-cirrhosis-process-and-a-risk-factor-for-hcc-occurrence-in-hbv-patients
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Kun Li, Huaie Liu, Tao Guo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of T helper 17 cell (Th17)/regulatory T cell (Treg) ratio imbalance on the process and prognosis of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver cirrhosis. METHODS: Patients with HBV who refused to accept any therapy from were recruited from 2009 to 2014 and followed-up to August 2016. Based on a liver stiffness measurement (LSM), the patients were divided into a low LSM group and a high LSM group. After propensity score matching, 150 patients were included...
February 3, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160373/validating-deconstructing-and-refining-baveno-criteria-for-ruling-out-high-risk-varices-in-patients-with-compensated-cirrhosis
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Parastoo Jangouk, Laura Turco, Ana De Oliveira, Filippo Schepis, Erica Villa, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
Guidelines recommend variceal screening in patients with cirrhosis to identify varices at high-risk of bleeding requiring primary prophylaxis. Non-invasive criteria to rule out high-risk varices (HRV) will avoid unnecessary endoscopies. Recent Baveno VI criteria define patients with compensated cirrhosis in whom endoscopy can be avoided as those with a liver stiffness (LS) by transient elastography <20 kPa and a platelet count >150,000/mm(3) AIMS: To validate Baveno criteria in two cohorts with a different prevalence of HRV and 2) to determine whether alternate parameters not including LS would be equal/more accurate in ruling out HRV METHODS: Retrospective study evaluating patients with LS >10 kPa who had LS and endoscopy within one year of each other RESULTS: The study included 161 patients from a U...
February 3, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159817/tissue-transglutaminase-modulates-vascular-stiffness-and-function-through-crosslinking-dependent-and-crosslinking-independent-functions
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Jochen Steppan, Yehudit Bergman, Kayla Viegas, Dinani Armstrong, Siqi Tan, Huilei Wang, Sean Melucci, Daijiro Hori, Sung Yong Park, Sebastian F Barreto, Abraham Isak, Sandeep Jandu, Nicholas Flavahan, Mark Butlin, Steven S An, Alberto Avolio, Dan E Berkowitz, Marc K Halushka, Lakshmi Santhanam
BACKGROUND: The structural elements of the vascular wall, namely, extracellular matrix and smooth muscle cells (SMCs), contribute to the overall stiffness of the vessel. In this study, we examined the crosslinking-dependent and crosslinking-independent roles of tissue transglutaminase (TG2) in vascular function and stiffness. METHODS AND RESULTS: SMCs were isolated from the aortae of TG2-/- and wild-type (WT) mice. Cell adhesion was examined by using electrical cell-substrate impedance sensing and PicoGreen assay...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154910/value-of-tumor-stiffness-measured-with-mr-elastography-for-assessment-of-response-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-to-locoregional-therapy
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Sonja Gordic, Jad Bou Ayache, Paul Kennedy, Cecilia Besa, Mathilde Wagner, Octavia Bane, Richard L Ehman, Edward Kim, Bachir Taouli
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to correlate tumor stiffness (TS) measured with MR elastography (MRE) with degree of tumor enhancement and necrosis on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted imaging (CE-T1WI) in hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) treated with Yttrium-90 radioembolization (RE) or transarterial chemoembolization plus radiofrequency ablation (TACE/RFA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study was IRB-approved and the requirement for informed consent was waived...
February 2, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153486/changes-in-liver-congestion-in-patients-with-budd-chiari-syndrome-following-endovascular-interventions-assessment-with-transient-elastography
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Amar Mukund, Sudheer S Pargewar, Saloni N Desai, S Rajesh, Shiv K Sarin
PURPOSE: Transient elastography (TE) is routinely used for noninvasive staging of hepatic fibrosis. The objective of the present study was to investigate the role of TE (FibroScan) in determining changes in liver congestion in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) treated by endovascular interventions and determine the effects of pretreatment Meta-analysis of Histological Data in Viral Hepatitis (METAVIR) fibrosis score on posttreatment liver stiffness (LS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients undergoing endovascular procedures for treatment of BCS underwent TE immediately before and within 24 hours after the procedure...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144720/magnetic-resonance-elastography-in-the-assessment-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-study-comparing-transient-elastography-and-histological-data-in-the-same-patients
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Masafumi Toguchi, Masakatsu Tsurusaki, Norihisa Yada, Keitaro Sofue, Tomoko Hyodo, Minori Onoda, Isao Numoto, Mitsuru Matsuki, Izumi Imaoka, Masatoshi Kudo, Takamichi Murakami
PURPOSE: To evaluate the quantitative measurement of liver stiffness (LS), compare the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and ultrasound-based transient elastography (TE), and evaluate two different MRE-based LS measurement methods. METHODS: Between October 2013 and January 2015, 116 consecutive patients with chronic liver disease underwent MRE to measure LS (kilopascals; kPa). Of the 116 patients, 51 patients underwent both TE and liver biopsy, and the interval between the liver biopsy and both the MRE and TE was less than 90 days...
February 1, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144390/predictors-for-advanced-fibrosis-in-morbidly-obese-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-patients
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Shira Zelber-Sagi, Dafna Shoham, Isabel Zvibel, Subhi Abu-Abeid, Oren Shibolet, Sigal Fishman
AIM: To investigate predictors for fibrosis specifically in a high risk population of morbidly obese patients, including detailed evaluation of lifestyle. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among morbidly obese patients attending the bariatric clinic at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center between the years 2013-2014 with body mass index (BMI) above 40 or above 35 with co-morbidity. Patients with serum hepatitis B surface antigen or anti-hepatitis C virus antibodies, genetic liver diseases, autoimmune disease or high alcohol intake (≥ 30 g/d in men or ≥ 20 g/d in women) were excluded from the study...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137520/the-correlation-between-pulse-diagnosis-and-constitution-identification-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Han-Kuei Wu, Yu-Shien Ko, Yu-Sheng Lin, Hau-Tieng Wu, Tung-Hu Tsai, Hen-Hong Chang
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to correlate pulse wave parameters such as augmentation index (AI) and heart rate variability with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitution for evaluating health status. DESIGN: Out of 177 subjects, 69 healthy subjects were enrolled in the present study, and others were excluded because of cardiovascular, liver, kidney, or other diseases. Each subject was invited to complete pulse wave examination and the Constitution in Chinese Medicine Questionnaire...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135006/contribution-of-maladaptive-adipose-tissue-expansion-to-development-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Guanghong Jia, Yan Jia, James R Sowers
The overweight and obesity epidemic has led to an increase in the metabolic syndrome and associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). These abnormalities include insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, vascular stiffness, hypertension, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Visceral white adipocyte tissue (WAT) expansion and associated fibrosis/stiffness of WAT promote insulin resistance and CVD through increases in proinflammatory adipokines, oxidative stress, activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, dysregulation of adipocyte apoptosis and autophagy, dysfunctional immune modulation, and adverse changes in the gut microbiome...
December 6, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133993/a-healthy-diet-optimal-sleep-lifestyle-pattern-is-inversely-associated-with-liver-stiffness-and-insulin-resistance-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Christina N Katsagoni, George V Papatheodoridis, Maria-Vasiliki Papageorgiou, Panagiota Ioannidou, Melanie Deutsch, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Elisabeth Fragopoulou, Meropi D Kontogianni
Several lifestyle habits have been described as risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Given that both healthy and unhealthy habits tend to cluster, the aim of this study was to identify lifestyle patterns and explore their potential associations with clinical characteristics of individuals with NAFLD. One hundred and thirty-six consecutive patients with ultrasound-proven NAFLD were included. Diet and physical activity level were assessed through appropriate questionnaires. Habitual night sleep hours and duration of midday naps were recorded...
November 8, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130908/apri-and-fib4-as-effective-markers-for-monitoring-esophageal-varices-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients-due-to-contaminated-blood-products-for-hemophilia
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Koji Natsuda, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Takayuki Tanaka, Akihiko Soyama, Tomohiko Adachi, Shinichiro Ono, Takanobu Hara, Zhassulan Baimakhanov, Hajime Imamura, Satomi Okada, Masaaki Hidaka, Susumu Eguchi
AIM: We examined the feasibility of the aspartate transaminase (AST)-platelet ratio index (APRI) and FIB4, which are well-established markers for liver fibrosis, as indicators for monitoring esophageal varices in patients who were co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to contaminated blood products for hemophilia in Japan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-three HIV/HCV co-infected patients were enrolled. All were hemophilic men (median age 41, range 29-66 yrs)...
January 28, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130599/progress-in-eradication-of-hcv-in-hiv-positive-patients-with-significant-liver-fibrosis-in-vienna
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Sebastian Steiner, Theresa Bucsics, Philipp Schwabl, Mattias Mandorfer, Bernhard Scheiner, Maximilian Christopher Aichelburg, Katharina Grabmeier-Pfistershammer, Peter Ferenci, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Thomas Reiberger
AIM: We aimed to investigate the efficacy of interferon and ribavirin-free sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (SOF/LDV) and ritonavir boosted paritaprevir/ombitasvir with or without dasabuvir (2D/3D) regimens in a real-life cohort of human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus (HIV/HCV) coinfected patients. The study focused on efficacy, need for changes in antiretroviral therapy (ART) due to drug-drug interaction (DDI), and treatment-associated changes in liver stiffness. METHODS: In this study 36 patients (n = 21 SOF/LDV and n = 15 2D/3D) were retrospectively analyzed...
January 27, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128707/distinguishing-between-hepatic-inflammation-and-fibrosis-with-mr-elastography
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Meng Yin, Kevin J Glaser, Armando Manduca, Taofic Mounajjed, Harmeet Malhi, Douglas A Simonetto, Ruisi Wang, Liu Yang, Shennen A Mao, Jaime M Glorioso, Faysal M Elgilani, Christopher J Ward, Peter C Harris, Scott L Nyberg, Vijay H Shah, Richard L Ehman
Purpose To investigate the utility of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived mechanical properties in the discrimination of hepatic inflammation and fibrosis in the early stages of chronic liver diseases. Materials and Methods All studies were approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. A total of 187 animals were studied, including 182 mice and five pigs. These animals represented five different liver diseases with a varying combination and extent of hepatic inflammation, fibrosis, congestion, and portal hypertension...
January 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127208/diagnostic-accuracy-of-transient-elastography-fibroscan-in-detection-of-esophageal-varices-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-meta-analysis
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Ke Pu, Jing-Hong Shi, Xu Wang, Qian Tang, Xin-Jie Wang, Kai-Lin Tang, Zhong-Qi Long, Xing-Sheng Hu
AIM: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of FibroScan (FS) in detecting esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Through a systemic literature search of multiple databases, we reviewed 15 studies using endoscopy as a reference standard, with the data necessary to calculate pooled sensitivity (SEN) and specificity (SPE), positive and negative LR, diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) and area under receiver operating characteristics (AUROC). The quality of the studies was rated by the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy studies-2 tool...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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