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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807448/assessing-hepatic-fibrosis-using-2-d-shear-wave-elastography-in-patients-with-liver-tumors-a-prospective-single-center-study
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Zhongxi Huang, Wei Zheng, Yao-Jun Zhang, Li Xu, Jin-Bin Chen, Jian-Cong Chen, Min-Shan Chen, Zhongguo Zhou
The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of 2-D shear wave elastography (2-D-SWE) in evaluations of liver stiffness in patients with liver tumors before resection. A total of 121 consecutive patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (n = 93), intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma (n = 6), mixed hepatocellular carcinoma and intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma (n = 6), liver metastases (n = 10) and benign tumors (n = 6) were prospectively enrolled in this study from June 2015 to March 2016...
August 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805669/effect-of-mediterranean-diet-and-antioxidant-formulation-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-randomized-study
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Ludovico Abenavoli, Marta Greco, Natasa Milic, Francesca Accattato, Daniela Foti, Elio Gulletta, Francesco Luzza
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease worldwide, characterized by liver fatty acid accumulation and fibrosis, not due to excessive alcohol consumption. Notably, nutritional habits have been reported to be implicated in the onset and severity of the hepatic damage, while the Mediterranean diet has shown beneficial effects on NAFLD. Free radicals and oxidative stress were suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis and progression of NAFLD, and several data highlighted the efficacy of antioxidant supplementation in its treatment...
August 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804946/coefficient-of-variance-as-quality-criterion-for-evaluation-of-advanced-hepatic-fibrosis-using-2d-shear-wave-elastography
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Sanghyeok Lim, Seung Hyun Kim, Yongsoo Kim, Young Seo Cho, Tae Yeob Kim, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Joo Hyun Sohn
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic performance for advanced hepatic fibrosis measured by 2D shear-wave elastography (SWE), using either the coefficient of variance (CV) or the interquartile range divided by the median value (IQR/M) as quality criteria. METHODS: In this retrospective study, from January 2011 to December 2013, 96 patients, who underwent both liver stiffness measurement by 2D SWE and liver biopsy for hepatic fibrosis grading, were enrolled. The diagnostic performances of the CV and the IQR/M were analyzed using receiver operating characteristic curves with areas under the curves (AUCs) and were compared by Fisher's Z test, based on matching the cutoff points in an interactive dot diagram...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802168/impact-of-hepatitis-b-vaccination-on-hbsag-kinetics-interferon-inducible-protein-10-level-and-recurrence-of-viremia
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Amr Shaaban Hanafy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Persistent HBs antigenemia >1000IU/ml has a possibility of viral reactivation and HCC in 8%, so we investigated the effect of HBV vaccine on HBsAg, IP-10, and recurrence of viremia. METHODS: Group I: inactive carriers(n=100). Group II: CHB exposed to nucleos(t)ides (n=120) till 1year after HBe seroconversion and HBV DNA disappearance in HBeAg positive (n=60) or3years after DNA disappearance in HBeAg negativepatients (n=60). All showed persistent HBs antigenemia...
August 9, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801939/assessment-of-advanced-hepatic-mr-elastography-methods-for-susceptibility-artifact-suppression-in-clinical-patients
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Jin Wang, Kevin J Glaser, Tianhui Zhang, Qungang Shan, Bingjun He, Jun Chen, Meng Yin, Bogdan Dzyubak, Jennifer L Kugel, Scott A Kruse, Roger C Grimm, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman
PURPOSE: To assess the success rate, image quality, and the ability to stage liver fibrosis of a standard 2D gradient-recalled echo (GRE) and four different spin-echo (SE) magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) sequences in patients with different liver iron concentrations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 332 patients who underwent 3T MRE examinations that included liver fat and iron quantification were enrolled, including 136 patients with all five MRE techniques...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799522/sustained-virological-response-by-direct-antiviral-agents-in-hcv-leads-to-an-early-and-significant-improvement-of-liver-fibrosis
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Marcello Persico, Valerio Rosato, Andrea Aglitti, Davide Precone, Mariano Corrado, Antonio De Luna, Filomena Morisco, Silvia Camera, Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Ernesto Claar, Nicola Caporaso, Mario Masarone
BACKGROUND: Direct Antiviral Agents (DAA) demonstrated high efficacy among HCV-infected patients in registered trials. Nevertheless, the impact of these therapies on liver stiffness measurement(LSM) and liver functionality in "real-life" is not well-known. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the SVR impact on LSM and clinical parameters of DAA-therapy on a real-life population of HCV patients with F3/F4 fibrosis. METHODS: 749 HCV genotype 1-4 patients with F3/F4 hepatitis undergoing antiviral therapy, were consecutively enrolled in four centers of Hepatology of Italy...
August 11, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797497/reaching-hepatitis-c-virus-elimination-targets-requires-health-system-interventions-to-enhance-the-care-cascade
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Nick Scott, Joseph S Doyle, David P Wilson, Amanda Wade, Jess Howell, Alisa Pedrana, Alexander Thompson, Margaret E Hellard
BACKGROUND: Modelling suggests that achieving the World Health Organization's elimination targets for hepatitis C virus (HCV) is possible by scaling up use of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy. However, poor linkage to health services and retention in care presents a major barrier, in particular among people who inject drugs (PWID). We identify and assess the cost-effectiveness of additional health system interventions required to achieve HCV elimination targets in Australia, a setting where all people living with HCV have access to DAA therapy...
August 7, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796410/steatosis-severity-affects-the-diagnostic-performances-of-noninvasive-fibrosis-tests-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Sae Kyung Joo, Won Kim, Donghee Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Sohee Oh, Kook Lae Lee, Mee Soo Chang, Yong Jin Jung, Young Ho So, Myoung Seok Lee, Jeong Mo Bae, Byeong Gwan Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes a wide spectrum of heterogeneous metabolic subtypes. This study compared the diagnostic performances of noninvasive fibrosis tests in predicting advanced fibrosis in patients with NAFLD and examined the effects of the subgroup on their diagnostic performances. METHODS: Three hundred fifteen patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD were prospectively enrolled. Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) was performed to obtain liver stiffness measurements (LSMs)...
August 10, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791501/skeletal-muscle-mass-to-visceral-fat-area-ratio-is-an-important-determinant-affecting-hepatic-conditions-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Takashi Shida, Kentaro Akiyama, Sechang Oh, Akemi Sawai, Tomonori Isobe, Yoshikazu Okamoto, Kazunori Ishige, Yuji Mizokami, Kenji Yamagata, Kojiro Onizawa, Hironori Tanaka, Hiroko Iijima, Junichi Shoda
BACKGROUND: Not only obesity but also sarcopenia is associated with NAFLD. The influence of altered body composition on the pathophysiology of NAFLD has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study is to determine whether skeletal muscle mass to visceral fat area ratio (SV ratio) affects NAFLD pathophysiology. METHODS: A total of 472 subjects were enrolled. The association between SV ratio and NAFLD pathophysiological factors was assessed in a cross-sectional nature by stratification analysis...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790227/evaluation-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-for-fibrosis-staging-in-chronic-liver-diseases
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Rino Alvani Gani, Irsan Hasan, Andri Sanityoso, Cosmas Rinaldi A Lesmana, Juferdy Kurniawan, Chyntia Olivia Maurine Jasirwan, Kemal Fariz Kalista, Lutfie Lutfie
BACKGROUND: acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) is a new proposed noninvasive method for liver fibrosis staging. Integrated with B-mode ultrasonography, ARFI can be used to assess liver tissue condition. However its diagnostic accuracy is still being continuously evaluated. Also, there is lack of data regarding the utilization of ARFI in our population. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of ARFI as an alternative noninvasive modality for fibrosis staging in chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C patients in our population...
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776387/the-baveno-vi-criteria-for-predicting-esophageal-varices-validation-in-real-life-practice
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Mafalda Sousa, Sónia Fernandes, Luísa Proença, Ana Paula Silva, Sónia Leite, Joana Silva, Ana Ponte, Jaime Rodrigues, João Carlos Silva, João Carvalho
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: According to the Baveno VI consensus, patients with liver stiffness < 20 kPa and a platelet count > 150,000 ul have very low risk of clinically significant varices and do not need a screening endoscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate non-invasive methods as predictors of esophageal varices according to the Baveno VI recommendations, in real life clinical practice. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of patients with chronic liver disease who underwent transient elastography between January 2013 and December 2015...
August 4, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772348/algorithm-of-golgi-protein-73-and-liver-stiffness-accurately-diagnoses-significant-fibrosis-in-chronic-hbv-infection
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Zhujun Cao, Ziqiang Li, Hui Wang, Yuhan Liu, Yumin Xu, Ruidong Mo, Peipei Ren, Lichang Chen, Jie Lu, Hong Li, Yan Zhuang, Yunye Liu, Xiaolin Wang, Gangde Zhao, Weiliang Tang, Xiaogang Xiang, Wei Cai, Longgen Liu, Shisan Bao, Qing Xie
BACKGROUND&AIMS: Serum Golgi protein 73 (GP73) is a potential biomarker for fibrosis assessment. We aimed to develop an algorithm based on GP73 and liver stiffness (LS) for further improvement of accuracy for significant fibrosis in patients with antiviral-naïve chronic hepatitis B virus infection. METHODS: Diagnostic accuracy evaluation of GP73 and development of GP73-LS algorithm was performed in training cohort (n = 267) with an independent cohort (n = 133) for validation...
August 3, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772340/inverse-relationship-between-hepatic-steatosis-and-hepatitis-b-viremia-results-of-a-large-case-control-study
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Rex Wh Hui, Wai-Kay Seto, Ka-Shing Cheung, Lung-Yi Mak, Kevin Sh Liu, James Fung, Danny Ka-Ho Wong, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
The potential interaction between chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), two of the most prevalent liver diseases worldwide, has not been well-defined. We performed liver stiffness (LS) and controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) measurements using transient elastography in 1202 CHB patients. Of these, 601 steatotic patients were matched with non-steatotic controls in a 1:1 ratio by age, gender, nucleoside analogue treatment status, and treatment duration. Severe fibrosis was defined according to EASL-ALEH criteria, and steatosis defined as CAP ≥222 dB m(-1) ...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765706/non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-using-two-dimensional-shear-wave-elastography-in-patients-with-autoimmune-liver-diseases
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Jie Zeng, Ze-Ping Huang, Jian Zheng, Tao Wu, Rong-Qin Zheng
AIM: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) for the non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with autoimmune liver diseases (AILD) using liver biopsy as the reference standard. METHODS: Patients with AILD who underwent liver biopsy and 2D-SWE were consecutively enrolled. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were constructed to assess the overall accuracy and to identify optimal cut-off values...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764711/video-tactile-pneumatic-sensor-for-soft-tissue-elastic-modulus-estimation
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M M Gubenko, A V Morozov, A N Lyubicheva, I G Goryacheva, M Z Dosaev, M-Sh Ju, Ch-H Yeh, F-Ch Su
BACKGROUND: A new sensor for estimating elasticity of soft tissues such as a liver was developed for minimally invasive surgery application. METHODS: By measuring deformation and adjusting internal pressure of the pneumatic sensor head, the sensor can be used to do palpation (indentation) of tissues with wide range of stiffness. A video camera installed within the sensor shell is used to register the radius of the contact area. Based on finite element model simulations and the measured data, elastic modulus of the indented soft tissue can be calculated...
August 1, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757170/the-deleterious-interplay-between-tumor-epithelia-and-stroma-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Massimiliano Cadamuro, Tommaso Stecca, Simone Brivio, Valeria Mariotti, Romina Fiorotto, Carlo Spirli, Mario Strazzabosco, Luca Fabris
Prognosis of cholangiocarcinoma, a devastating liver epithelial malignancy characterized by early invasiveness, remains very dismal, though its incidence has been steadily increasing. Evidence is mounting that in cholangiocarcinoma, tumor epithelial cells establish an intricate web of mutual interactions with multiple stromal components, largely determining the pervasive behavior of the tumor. The main cellular components of the tumor microenvironment (i.e. myofibroblasts, macrophages, lymphatic endothelial cells), which has been recently termed as 'tumor reactive stroma', are recruited and activated by neoplastic cells, and in turn, deleteriously mold tumor behavior by releasing a huge variety of paracrine signals, including cyto/chemokines, growth factors, morphogens and proteinases...
July 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755163/cxcl9-11-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-cross-sectional-study
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María Ángeles Jiménez-Sousa, Ana Zaida Gómez-Moreno, Daniel Pineda-Tenor, Luz Maria Medrano, Juan José Sánchez-Ruano, Amanda Fernández-Rodríguez, Tomas Artaza-Varasa, José Saura-Montalban, Sonia Vázquez-Morón, Pablo Ryan, Salvador Resino
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CXCL9-11 polymorphisms are related to various infectious diseases, including hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In this study, we analyzed the association between CXCL9-11 polymorphisms and liver fibrosis in HCV-infected patients. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in 389 patients who were genotyped for CXCL9-11 polymorphisms (CXCL9 rs10336, CXCL10 rs3921, and CXCL11 rs4619915) using the Sequenom's MassARRAY platform. The primary outcome variable was the liver stiffness measurement (LSM)...
December 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753738/the-modification-of-splenic-stiffness-on-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-parallels-the-variation-of-portal-pressure-induced-by-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt
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Adriano De Santis, Silvia Nardelli, Chiara Bassanelli, Marinella Lupo, Claudia Iegri, Carmela Anna Di Ciesco, Mariana Forlino, Alessio Farcomeni, Oliviero Riggio
BACKGROUND: Spleen and liver stiffness measured by Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging has been showed to be useful in identifying patients with portal hypertension. AIM: to establish if the modification of portal pressure induced by a TIPS parallels the modification of spleen or liver stiffness measured by ARFI in order to understand if ARFI may be used to monitor the modification of portal pressure in patients with cirrhosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 38 patients with severe portal hypertension underwent liver stiffness (LS) and spleen stiffness (SS) before TIPS and one week after TIPS...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752524/serial-combination-of-non-invasive-tools-improves-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-severe-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-nafld
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S Petta, V W-S Wong, C Cammà, J-B Hiriart, G L-H Wong, J Vergniol, A W-H Chan, V Di Marco, W Merrouche, H L-Y Chan, F Marra, B Le-Bail, U Arena, A Craxì, V de Ledinghen
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of available non-invasive tools for staging severe fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is still limited. AIM: To assess the diagnostic performance of paired or serial combination of non-invasive tools in NAFLD patients. METHODS: We analysed data from 741 patients with a histological diagnosis of NAFLD. The GGT/PLT, APRI, AST/ALT, BARD, FIB-4, and NAFLD Fibrosis Score (NFS) scores were calculated according to published algorithms...
July 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743491/individualized-risk-estimation-for-postoperative-morbidity-after-hepatectomy-the-humanitas-score
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Matteo Donadon, Andrea Fontana, Angela Palmisano, Luca Viganò, Fabio Procopio, Matteo Cimino, Daniele Del Fabbro, Guido Torzilli
BACKGROUND: Estimation of postoperative morbidity after hepatectomy remains challenging. The aim of this prospective study was to develop a surgical score to predict an individual risk of post-hepatectomy complications. METHODS: All consecutive patients scheduled for hepatectomy from February 2012 to September 2015 were included and randomly assigned into a derivation or validation cohort. We developed a score based on preoperative variables, and we tested them using multivariate analyses...
July 22, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
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