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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811651/inkt-cells-prevent-obesity-induced-hepatic-steatosis-in-mice-in-a-c-c-chemokine-receptor-7-dependent-manner
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H M Kim, R Lee, E S Lee, M H Kwon, J H Huh, B-E Kwon, E-K Park, S-Y Chang, M-N Kweon, P-H Kim, H-J Ko, C H Chung
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis are characterized by an increase in hepatic triglyceride content with infiltration of immune cells, which can cause steatohepatitis and hepatic insulin resistance. C-C chemokine receptor 7 (CCR7) is primarily expressed in immune cells, and CCR7 deficiency leads to the development of multi-organ autoimmunity, chronic renal disease, and autoimmune diabetes. Here, we investigated the effect of CCR7 on hepatic steatosis in a mouse model and its underlying mechanism...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809726/clinical-and-laboratory-associations-with-persistent-hyperferritinemia-in-373-black-hemochromatosis-and-iron-overload-screening-study-participants
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James C Barton, J Clayborn Barton, Paul C Adams
BACKGROUND: 373 black participants had elevated screening and post-screening serum ferritin (SF) (> 300 μg/L men; > 200 μg/L women). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied SF and post-screening age; sex; body mass index; transferrin saturation (TS); ALT; AST; GGT; elevated C-reactive protein; ß-thalassemia; neutrophils; lymphocytes; monocytes; platelets; metacarpophalangeal joint hypertrophy; hepatomegaly; splenomegaly; diabetes; HFE H63D positivity; iron/alcohol intakes; and blood/erythrocyte transfusion units...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802074/altered-amino-acid-concentrations-in-nafld-impact-of-obesity-and-insulin-resistance
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Melania Gaggini, Fabrizia Carli, Chiara Rosso, Emma Buzzigoli, Milena Marietti, Veronica Della Latta, Demetrio Ciociaro, Maria Lorena Abate, Roberto Gambino, Maurizio Cassader, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Amalia Gastaldelli
Plasma concentrations of amino acids (AA), in particular branched chain (BCAA), are often found increased in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, if this is due to increased muscular protein catabolism, obesity and/or increased insulin resistance (IR) or impaired tissue metabolism is not known. Thus, we evaluated a) if subjects with NAFLD non-obese (NAFLD-NO), compared to obese (NAFLD-Ob) display altered plasma AA compared to controls (CT); b) if AA concentrations are associated to IR and liver histology...
August 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798723/structural-perspectives-of-insulin-receptor-isoform-selective-insulin-analogs
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Jiří Jiráček, Lenka Žáková
A significant drawback of the exogenous administration of insulin to diabetics is the non-physiological profile of insulin action resulting in the insufficient suppression of hepatic glucose production, which is the main contributing factor to diabetic hyperglycemia under fasting conditions and the basis of the challenge to restore a more physiological glucose profile in diabetes. The insulin receptor (IR) exists in two alternatively spliced variants, IR-A and IR-B, with different tissue distribution. While peripheral tissues contain different proportions of both isoforms, hepatic cells almost exclusively contain IR-B...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793953/the-spectrum-of-biopsy-proven-secondary-glomerular-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study-in-china%C3%A2
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Ping Wang, Lijun Tang, Jing Yao, Hong Su, Yipeng Liu, Xianglei Kong, Wenbin Li, Meiyu Cui, Qing Sun, Junhui Zhen, Dongmei Xu
AIMS: The distribution of the spectrum of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found to vary with time. Limited information is available regarding the changing spectrum of secondary glomerular diseases (SGDs). To further investigate changes in the spectrum of SGDs, we performed a cross-sectional study. METHODS: From June 2010 to May 2015, 5,935 patients from 37 hospitals in Shandong Province were involved in this study. The study was divided into five periods according to 1-year intervals...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775179/health-and-economic-benefits-of-reducing-sugar-intake-in-the-usa-including-effects-via-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-microsimulation-model
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Rick A Vreman, Alex J Goodell, Luis A Rodriguez, Travis C Porco, Robert H Lustig, James G Kahn
OBJECTIVES: Excessive consumption of added sugars in the human diet has been associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), coronary heart disease (CHD) and other elements of the metabolic syndrome. Recent studies have shown that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a critical pathway to metabolic syndrome. This model assesses the health and economic benefits of interventions aimed at reducing intake of added sugars. METHODS: Using data from US National Health Surveys and current literature, we simulated an open cohort, for the period 2015-2035...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757867/factors-related-to-significant-improvement-of-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rates-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-receiving-telbivudine-therapy
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Te-Fu Lin, Ping-I Hsu, Kung-Hung Lin, Feng-Woei Tsay, Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Yan-Hua Chen, Hsien-Chung Yu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The improvement of estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFRs) in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients receiving telbivudine therapy is well known. The aim of this study was to clarify the kinetics of eGFRs and to identify the significant factors related to the improvement of eGFRs in telbivudine-treated CHB patients in a real-world setting. METHODS: Serial eGFRs were calculated every 3 months using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755972/anoectochilus-roxburghii-a-review-of-its-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-clinical-applications
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Shenyi Ye, Qingsong Shao, Ailian Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anoectochilus roxburghii (Orchidaceae), also known as Jinxianlian (Simplified Chinese: ) and Jinxianlan (Simplified Chinese: ), is valued in many Asian countries, where this plant species is used for medicinal, culinary, and ornamental purposes. As a food, A. roxburghii is widely used as a treatment booster and medicine because of its various beneficial properties; these include, most notably, the curative effects of heat dissipation and cooling of blood, elimination of dampness, detoxification, and immunity enhancement...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755409/a-first-in-human-pharmacodynamic-and-pharmacokinetic-study-of-a-fully-human-anti-glucagon-receptor-monoclonal-antibody-in-normal-healthy-volunteers
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Ana Kostic, Alexander T King, Feng Yang, Kuo-Chen Chan, George D Yancopoulos, Jesper Gromada, Joyce B Harp
AIMS: Glucagon receptor (GCGR) blockers are being investigated as potential therapeutics for type 1 and 2 diabetes. Here we report the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics [PK], and pharmacodynamics [PD] of REGN1193, a fully human glucagon receptor blocking monoclonal antibody from a first-in-human healthy volunteer randomized double blind trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy men and women received single ascending doses of REGN1193 ranging from 0.05 mg/kg to 0...
July 28, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749790/do-we-need-to-screen-for-de-novo-diabetes-mellitus-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-after-a-sustained-virological-response
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Nasser Mousa, Ahmed Abdel-Razik, Raghda Farag, Walaa Shabana, Ayman Elgamal, Niveen El-Wakeel, Rasha Elzehery, Wagdi Elkashef, Waleed Eldars
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There are millions of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) virus-infected patients who have been treated with a combination therapy (interferon and ribavirin) and have achieved a virological response (SVR) worldwide. The aim of this study is to evaluate the risk factors for de-novo diabetes mellitus in CHC patients treated with combination therapy (interferon and ribavirin) and have achieved an SVR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 214 nondiabetic CHC patients with SVR and baseline homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) less than or equal to 2 were divided into group A, which included 108 patients with a BMI less than 25, and group B, which included 106 patients with a BMI of at least 25 and less than 30...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748878/assessment-of-hepatic-fibrosis-by-fibroscan-in-egyptian-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-a-single-center-study
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Bahaa El-Din Moustafa Zayed, Aisha Elsharkawy, Mahmoud Abdou, Dina Sabry Abd Al Fatah, Tarek Hussein El-Shabony
Assessing hepatic fibrosis in hemodialysis patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) can help to evaluate the long-term prognosis, complications of hepatitis C virus (HCV) as well as eligibility for renal transplantation,. Our aim was to assess liver fibrosis in Egyptian hemodialysis (HD) patients infected with CHC genotype 4 using a fibroscan. This cross-sectional observational study was conducted over two years on a cohort of 134 Egyptian patients on prevalent HD at Kasr Al Ainy Hospital. All patients were subjected to routine laboratory evaluation including, hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antibody, hepatitis Be antigen, hepatitis C antibody (HCVAb) and human immunodeficiency virus antibody, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for both HCV and hepatitis B virus (HBV), serum hyaluronic acid level, and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748166/assessment-of-immunomodulatory-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-calamus-rotang
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Amit Gupta, Sushama Ravindra Chaphalkar
OBJECTIVE: There are a number of medicinal plant products which has been used to treat various immunological diseases. Out of these medicinal plants, Calamus rotang has shown several medicinal properties including anti-viral, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory effects. Normally, the roots of C. rotang are used in various ailments to cure piles, burning sensation, cough, leprosy and bleeding disorder and also it was used in the treatment of inflammation. In the present study, our group were investigated the immunomodulatory activity of aqueous extract of C...
May 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746788/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-prophylactic-dexamethasone-for-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization
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Sadahisa Ogasawara, Tetsuhiro Chiba, Yoshihiko Ooka, Naoya Kanogawa, Tenyu Motoyama, Eiichiro Suzuki, Akinobu Tawada, Kazue Nagai, Tomoo Nakagawa, Takeshi Sugawara, Hideki Hanaoka, Fumihiko Kanai, Osamu Yokosuka
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluated dexamethasone efficacy in preventing fever, anorexia, and nausea/vomiting, the most frequent adverse events of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Child-Pugh class A/B patients with HCC and no macrovascular invasion/extrahepatic metastases were randomly assigned to either a dexamethasone (day 1, intravenous dexamethasone [20 mg] and granisetron [3 mg] before TACE; days 2 and 3, intravenous dexamethasone [8 mg]) or a control regimen (day 1, intravenous placebo [saline] and granisetron [3 mg]; days 2 and 3, intravenous placebo)...
July 26, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742983/should-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-be-vaccinated-against-hepatitis-b-virus-a-systematic-review-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-the-progression-of-hepatitis-b-disease
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Zobair Younossi, Katrin Kochems, Marc de Ridder, Desmond Curran, Eveline M Bunge, Laurence de Moerlooze
Despite the burden of diabetes mellitus (DM), little is known about the role of this and other metabolic syndromes on the severity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronicity and liver disease progression. The value of hepatitis B vaccination and its impact on liver diseases and HCC has been largely demonstrated (ref), adult vaccination coverage is however suboptimal and DM diagnosis represents an opportunity for the HCP to discuss hepatitis B and other adult vaccinations. We performed a systematic literature search to identify studies (2000 to January 2017) describing liver disease progression among patients with HBV by DM status...
July 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734819/the-prevalence-of-chronic-conditions-and-poor-health-among-people-with-and-without-vision-impairment-aged-%C3%A2-65-years-2010-2014
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John E Crews, Chiu-Fang Chou, Swathi Sekar, Jinan B Saaddine
PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence of 13 chronic conditions and fair/poor health among people aged ≥65 years in the U.S. with and without vision impairment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study from the 2010-2014 National Health Interview Survey METHODS: We examined hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol, stroke, arthritis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, weak/failing kidneys, diabetes, hepatitis, depression, and hearing impairment. We used logistic regression to show the association between vision impairment and chronic conditions and the association between vision impairment and poor health for those with chronic conditions...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724036/clinical-pharmacology-profile-of-care-in-hepatology-clinic
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Talita Rocha Passos, Fabiana Silva Santos, Maria Cleusa Martins, Vanusa Barbosa Pinto, Flair José Carrilho, Suzane Kioko Ono
Since 2010, the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division of the Central Institute of Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo Medical School (HC-FMUSP, in the Portuguese acronym) has been developing specialized electives assistance activities in the Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Secondary Level, in São Paulo NGA-63 Várzea do Carmo. The objective of this study was to analyze the pharmacotherapeutic profile of patients. This is a cross-sectional and retrospective study in which patients were seen at the Hepatology sector and the results were submitted to descriptive statistics...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723414/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Donald B Jump, Kelli A Lytle, Christopher M Depner, Sasmita Tripathy
Obese and type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients have a high prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is a continuum of chronic liver diseases ranging from benign hepatosteatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis and primary hepatocellular cancer (HCC). Because of its strong association with the obesity epidemic, NAFLD is rapidly becoming a major public health concern worldwide. Surprisingly, there are no FDA approved NAFLD therapies; and current therapies focus on the co-morbidities associated with NAFLD, namely, obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and hypertension...
July 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714382/low-prevalence-of-insulin-resistance-among-iranian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-case-control-study
#18
Kavous Eshraghian, Kamran B Lankarani, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Atefeh Esmailnejad, Payam Peyman
BACKGROUND: Association between chronic hepatitis C virus (CHC) infection and type 2 diabetes mellitus has been challenging in recent decades. Despite of extensive research in this area, there is no general agreement on the direct effect of HCV infection on insulin resistance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was performed in 52 CHC patients (mean age = 39.48) and 52 and sex‑matched healthy Iranian controls, referred to the Hepatitis Clinic, Department of Gastroenterohepatology, Shiraz University of medical sciences, Shiraz, Iran, from 2012 to 2015...
July 14, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712659/pre-travel-care-for-immunocompromised-and-chronically-ill-travellers-a-retrospective-study
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Mariëlle van Aalst, Roos Verhoeven, Freshta Omar, Cornelis Stijnis, Michèle van Vugt, Godelieve J de Bree, Abraham Goorhuis, Martin P Grobusch
BACKGROUND: Immunocompromised and chronically ill travellers (ICCITs) are susceptible to travel related diseases. In ICCITs, pre-travel care regarding vaccinations and prophylactics is complex. We evaluated the protection level by preventive measures in ICCITs by analysing rates of vaccination protection, antibody titres, and the prescription of standby antibiotics. METHODS: We analysed, and reported according to STROBE guidelines, pre-travel care data for ICCITs visiting the medical pre-travel clinic at the Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands from 2011 to 2016...
July 13, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711626/influence-of-metabolic-risk-factors-on-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-liver-related-death-in-men-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-large-cohort-study
#20
Ming-Whei Yu, Chih-Lin Lin, Chun-Jen Liu, Shu-Han Yang, Yu-Lin Tseng, Chih-Feng Wu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the absolute risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver-disease related death, in association with metabolic risk factors, for patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. METHODS: We collected data from 5373 male Taiwanese civil servants who visited Taiwan's Government Employees' Central Clinics and received routine free physical examinations from 1989 through 1992. We obtained information on liver-related morbidity and mortality in HBV carriers, 40-65 years old (n=1690), with different metabolic risk factors...
July 12, 2017: Gastroenterology
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