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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329108/increased-mortality-among-persons-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-moderate-or-severe-liver-disease-a-cohort-study
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Javier A Cepeda, David L Thomas, Jacquie Astemborski, Mark S Sulkowski, Gregory D Kirk, Shruti H Mehta
Background: Despite the availability of curative treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, because of cost, treatment is often denied until liver fibrosis has progressed to at least moderate fibrosis and in some cases cirrhosis. That practice is justified on assumptions that there are no medical consequences to having moderate disease and that disease stage transitions can be anticipated. Methods: We performed transient elastography on 964 people chronically infected with HCV with a history of injection drug use living in Baltimore, Maryland...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328804/liver-function-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficient-individuals-at-37-to-40-years-of-age
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Behrouz Mostafavi, Sandra Diaz, Hanan A Tanash, Eeva Piitulainen
Severe alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency (PiZZ) is a risk factor for liver disease, but the prevalence of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer in PiZZ adults is unknown. The risk of liver disease in adults with moderate AAT deficiency (PiSZ) is also unknown. A cohort of 127 PiZZ, 2 PiZnull, 54 PiSZ, and 1 PiSnull individuals were identified by the Swedish national neonatal AAT screening program between 1972 and 1974, when all 200,000 newborn infants in Sweden were screened for AAT deficiency. The cohort has been followed up since birth...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321914/a-compact-0-5%C3%A2-t-mr-elastography-device-and-its-application-for-studying-viscoelasticity-changes-in-biological-tissues-during-progressive-formalin-fixation
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Jürgen Braun, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Clara Körting, Angela Ariza de Schellenberger, Marika Jenderka, Toni Drießle, Michael Ledwig, Ingolf Sack
PURPOSE: To develop a method of compact tabletop magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for rheological tests of tissue samples and to measure changes in viscoelastic powerlaw constants of liver and brain tissue during progressive fixation. METHODS: A 10-mm bore, 0.5-T permanent-magnet-based MRI system was equipped with a gradient-amplifier-controlled piezo-actuator and motion-sensitive spin echo sequence for inducing and measuring harmonic shear vibrations in cylindrical samples...
March 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319252/physiologic-reduction-of-hepatic-venous-blood-flow-by-the-valsalva-maneuver-decreases-liver-stiffness
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Selcan Ipek-Ugay, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Jürgen Braun, Thomas Fischer, Ingolf Sack
OBJECTIVES: Liver stiffness increases after intake of food or water, suggesting that hepatic venous blood flow affects the results of elastographic measurements. This study investigated the correlation between in vivo liver stiffness and hepatic blood flow using the Valsalva maneuver for reducing intrahepatic venous blood flow. METHODS: Intrahepatic changes in venous blood flow were assessed by sonography based on the pulsed wave Doppler velocity, vessel diameter assessment, and blood flow volume measurements in the portal vein and right hepatic vein...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301573/panel-of-three-novel-serum-markers-predicts-liver-stiffness-and-fibrosis-stages-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Marcin Krawczyk, Simone Zimmermann, Georg Hess, Robert Holz, Marc Dauer, Jochen Raedle, Frank Lammert, Frank Grünhage
Latest data suggest that placental growth factor (PLGF), growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and hepatic growth factor (HGF) are involved in hepatic fibrogenesis. Diagnostic performance of these markers for non-invasive liver fibrosis prediction was evaluated based on liver histology and stiffness. In total 834 patients were recruited. Receiver-operating-characteristics were used to define cut-offs for markers correlating to fibrosis stages. Odds-ratios were calculated for the presence/absence of fibrosis/cirrhosis and confirmed in the sub-group of patients phenotyped by elastography only...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299813/improvement-of-liver-stiffness-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-who-received-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-and-achieved-sustained-virological-response
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Toshifumi Tada, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Kazuyuki Mizuno, Yasuhiro Sone, Saki Kataoka, Shinichi Hashinokuchi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is insufficient research on whether direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy can improve liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). We evaluated sequential changes in liver stiffness using shear wave elastography (SWE) in patients with HCV who received DAA therapy. METHODS: A total of 210 patients with HCV who received daclatasvir and asunaprevir therapy and achieved sustained virological response (SVR) were analyzed...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298942/liver-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-in-childhood-obesity-comparison-and-correlation-with-biochemical-markers
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Rajeev Kamble, Kushaljit S Sodhi, Babu R Thapa, Akshay K Saxena, Anmol Bhatia, Devi Dayal, Niranjan Khandelwal
PURPOSE: To compare and correlate the diagnostic efficiency of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography with biochemical markers for assessing hepatic changes in overweight and obese children. METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional ethics committee. It included 54 overweight and obese children and 50 normal children (as a control group) in the age range 5-18 years. For all children, we performed grayscale ultrasonography to diagnose fatty liver, ARFI elastography to measure liver stiffness, and biochemical evaluation for aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and serum triglyceride (TG) levels...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297803/-correlation-of-liver-stiffness-measured-by-fibrotouch-and-fibroscan-with-ishak-fibrosis-score-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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G F Chen, J Ping, H T Gu, Z M Zhao, Y Zhou, F Xing, Y Y Tao, Y P Mu, P Liu, C H Liu
Objective: To investigate the correlation of liver stiffness measured by FibroTouch (FT) and FibroScan (FS) with Ishak fibrosis score in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Methods: A total of 313 patients with chronic hepatitis B who visited Department of Liver Cirrhosis in Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from November 2014 to May 2016 were enrolled. All the patients underwent liver biopsy, and FT and FS were used to determine liver stiffness measurement (LSM)...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296807/long-term-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation-for-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-related-cirrhosis
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Chandra Bhati, Michael O Idowu, Arun J Sanyal, Maria Rivera, Carolyn Driscoll, Richard Todd Stravitz, Divyanshoo R Kohli, Scott Matherly, Puneet Puri, HoChong Giles, Adrian Cotterrell, Marlon Levy, Richard Sterling, Velimir Luketic, Hannah Lee, Amit Sharma, Mohammad Shadab Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a clinically aggressive variant of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is becoming an increasingly common indication for liver transplantation (LT); however, relatively little is known regardings its clinical course post-LT. The aim of the current study is to describe disease recurrence and clinical course after LT. METHODS: All surviving patients transplanted for NASH at the authors' institution had transient elastography (TE) to evaluate hepatic steatosis and fibrosis...
March 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296013/long-term-outcome-of-inactive-and-active-low-viremic-hbeag-negative-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-benign-course-towards-hbsag-clearance
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Filippo Oliveri, Lidia Surace, Daniela Cavallone, Piero Colombatto, Gabriele Ricco, Nicola Salvati, Barbara Coco, Veronica Romagnoli, Riccardo Gattai, Antonio Salvati, Francesco Moriconi, Quan Yuan, Ferruccio Bonino, Maurizia Rossana Brunetto
BACKGROUND/AIM: The difference between the long-term outcome of low-viremic (HBV-DNA≤20,000-IU/mL, LV-AC) and inactive HBsAg carriers (HBV-DNA≤2,000-IU/mL, IC) remains to be defined. We studied prospectively 153 HBeAg-negative HBsAg-carriers with baseline HBV-DNA≤20,000-IU/mL and normal transaminases. METHODS: IC, LV-AC or chronic hepatitis B (CHB) (HBV-DNA persistently ≤2,000-IU/mL, ≤20,000-IU/mL or >20,000-IU/mL, respectively) were diagnosed after 1-year, 3-monthly monitoring...
March 13, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295587/validation-of-non-invasive-methods-to-predict-the-presence-of-gastroesophageal-varices-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
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Elba Llop, Marta Lopez, Juan de la Revilla, Natalia Fernandez, Maria Trapero, Marta Hernandez, Carlos Fernandez, Fernando Pons, Jose Luis Martinez, Jose Luis Calleja
INTRODUCTION: The aim was to validate non-invasive methods to predict the presence of gastroesophageal varices (GEV) in patients with suspected compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical and radiological data collected prospectively between September 2013 and September 2015. We reviewed 442 consecutive patients with suspected cACLD measured by transient elastography (TE) and a gastroscopy. We evaluated platelets, spleen diameter, TE, LSPS (liver stiffness x spleen size /platelets), variceal risk index (VRI), Baveno VI strategy and Augustin algorithm...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289936/comparison-of-spin-echo-echoplanar-imaging-and-gradient-recalled-echo-based-mr-elastography-at-3-tesla-with-and-without-gadoxetic-acid-administration
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Yong Seek Kim, Ji Soo Song, Stephan Kannengiesser, Seung Young Seo
OBJECTIVE: To compare spin-echo echoplanar imaging (SE-EPI) and gradient recalled echo (GRE) MR elastography (MRE) at 3 T with and without gadoxetic acid administration. METHODS: We included 84 patients who underwent MRE before and after gadoxetic acid administration, each time using SE-EPI and GRE sequences. Diagnostic performance for predicting clinical liver cirrhosis and high-risk oesophageal varices was assessed using the area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve (AUC)...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288202/presence-of-atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-liver-stiffness-in-an-elderly-finnish-population
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Aki Juhani Käräjämäki, Olli Kettunen, Samuli Lepojärvi, Olli-Pekka Koivurova, Y Antero Kesäniemi, Heikki Huikuri, Olavi Ukkola
BACKGROUND: Chronic liver injury from different etiologies drives liver fibrosis. However, little is known about the associated factors, systemic factors in particular. Recently, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atrial fibrillation have been shown to be associated with each other. Thereby, we aimed to study the association between atrial fibrillation and liver stiffness. STUDY: Extensive clinical measurements including echocardiography of the heart, transient elastography (TE) of the liver and the presence of atrial fibrillation were determined in elderly Finnish study subjects (n = 76, mean age 73 years) from OPERA (Oulu Project Elucidating the Risk of Atherosclerosis) study cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286981/shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-of-the-liver-in-normal-weight-and-obese-children
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Smita Sane Bailey, Mostafa Youssfi, Mittun Patel, Houchun H Hu, Gabriel Q Shaibi, Richard B Towbin
Background The identification and subsequent management of liver diseases in children is challenging due to the lack of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. Ultrasound shear-wave elastography (US-SWE) is an emerging imaging technique which can quantitatively assess liver stiffness and may be useful as a tool in the management of liver disease in overweight and obese children. Purpose To evaluate US-SWE velocities of the liver in normal-weight and obese children, to correlate US-SWE findings with age and body-mass-index (BMI), and to compare US-SWE values with qualitative assessment (i...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281521/noninvasive-scoring-system-for-significant-inflammation-related-to-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Mei-Zhu Hong, Linglong Ye, Li-Xin Jin, Yan-Dan Ren, Xiao-Fang Yu, Xiao-Bin Liu, Ru-Mian Zhang, Kuangnan Fang, Jin-Shui Pan
Although a liver stiffness measurement-based model can precisely predict significant intrahepatic inflammation, transient elastography is not commonly available in a primary care center. Additionally, high body mass index and bilirubinemia have notable effects on the accuracy of transient elastography. The present study aimed to create a noninvasive scoring system for the prediction of intrahepatic inflammatory activity related to chronic hepatitis B, without the aid of transient elastography. A total of 396 patients with chronic hepatitis B were enrolled in the present study...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280718/response-to-comment-on-assessment-of-liver-stiffness-in-pediatric-fontan-patients-using-transient-elastography
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Becky Chen, Richard A Schreiber, Derek G Human, James E Potts, Orlee R Guttman
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2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267799/on-the-adhesion-cohesion-balance-and-oxygen-consumption-characteristics-of-liver-organoids
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Giorgio Mattei, Chiara Magliaro, Serena Giusti, Sarada Devi Ramachandran, Stefan Heinz, Joris Braspenning, Arti Ahluwalia
Liver organoids (LOs) are of interest in tissue replacement, hepatotoxicity and pathophysiological studies. However, it is still unclear what triggers LO self-assembly and what the optimal environment is for their culture. Hypothesizing that LO formation occurs as a result of a fine balance between cell-substrate adhesion and cell-cell cohesion, we used 3 cell types (hepatocytes, liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells) to investigate LO self-assembly on different substrates keeping the culture parameters (e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262531/non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-shear-wave-elastography-and-colour-doppler-velocity-profile-technique-versus-liver-biopsy
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Ehab F Moustafa, Nahed Makhlouf, Sahar M Hassany, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmed Nasr, Moustafa Othman, Hany Seif, Manal Darwish, Howayda Hassan, Mohamed Hessen
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Determination of the presence and degree of liver fibrosis is essential for the prognosis and treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C. Non-invasive methods of assessing fibrosis have been developed to reduce the need for biopsy. We determined the efficacy of shear wave elastography (SWE) and colour Doppler velocity as non-invasive methods for the assessment of liver fibrosis compared to liver biopsy among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
March 2, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260293/-clinical-value-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-technique-to-predict-esophageal-and-gastric-varices-in-patients-with-biliary-atresia
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G Y Zhang, Y Tang, N N Niu, H T Wu
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI)technique in predicting esophageal and gastric varices in patients with biliary atresia after Kasai portoenterostomy. Methods: A total of 42 patients with biliary atresia after Kasai portoenterostomy were collected from September 2015 to May 2016 in Tianjin First Central Hospital.ARFI technique was used to measure the stiffness of liver and spleen, and 28 healthy children as control.According to the result of CT examination , patients with biliary atresia were divided into two groups , twenty-three patients with esophageal and gastric varices(A group) and nineteen patients without esophageal and gastric varices (B group), Comparing the difference of liver and spleen stiffness between the two groups...
February 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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