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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088579/the-microrna-449-family-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-liver-cancer-cell-migration-by-targeting-sox4
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Maria Sandbothe, Reena Buurman, Nicole Reich, Luisa Greiwe, Beate Vajen, Engin Gürlevik, Vera Schäffer, Marlies Eilers, Florian Kühnel, Alejandro Vaquero, Thomas Longerich, Stephanie Roessler, Peter Schirmacher, Michael P Manns, Thomas Illig, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Britta Skawran
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Modulation of microRNA expression is considered for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, we characterized the epigenetically regulated microRNA-449 family (miR-449a, miR-449b, miR-449c) with regards to its functional effects and target genes in HCC. METHODS: After transfection of miR-449a, miR-449b, and/or miR-449c, tumor-relevant functional effects were analyzed using in vitro assays and a xenograft mouse model. Binding specificities, target genes, and regulated pathways of each microRNA were identified by microarray analyses...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076340/telomere-length-assessment-for-prediction-of-organ-transplantation-outcome-future-or-failure-a-review-of-the-literature
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Karolina Kłoda, Leszek Domański, Artur Mierzecki
Telomeres are located at each end of eukaryotic chromosomes. Their functional role is genomic stability maintenance. The protective role of telomeres depends on various factors, including number of nucleotides repeats, telomere-binding proteins, and telomerase activity. Organ transplantation is the preferred replacement therapy in the case of chronic kidney disease and the only possibility of sustaining recipients' life in the case of advanced liver failure. While the prevalence of acute rejection is constantly decreasing, prevention of transplanted organ long-term function loss is still challenging...
January 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076311/biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury-the-pathway-from-discovery-to-clinical-adoption
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Kianoush Kashani, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Claudio Ronco
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of critical illnesses and has a significant impact on outcomes, including mortality and morbidities. Unfortunately, apart from prophylactic measures, no effective treatment for this syndrome is known. Therefore, early recognition of AKI not only can provide better opportunities for preventive interventions, but also opens many gates for research and development of effective therapeutic options. Over the last few years, several new AKI biomarkers have been discovered and validated to improve early detection, differential diagnosis, and differentiation of patients into risk groups for progressive renal failure, need for renal replacement therapy (RRT), or death...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071899/near-ir-absorbing-gold-nanoframes-with-enhanced-physiological-stability-and-improved-biocompatibility-for-in-vivo-biomedical-applications
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Liying Wang, Yunching Chen, Hsin Yao Lin, Yung-Te Hou, Ling-Chu Yang, Aileen Y Sun, Jia-Yu Liu, Chien-Wen Chang, Dehui Wan
This paper describes the synthesis of near-infrared (NIR)-absorbing gold nanoframes (GNFs) and a systematic study comparing their physiological stability and biocompatibility with those of hollow Au-Ag nanoshells (GNSs), which have been used widely as photothermal agents in biomedical applications because of their localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) in the NIR region. The GNFs were synthesized in three steps: galvanic replacement, Au deposition, and Ag dealloying, using silver nanospheres (SNP) as the starting material...
January 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056498/bone-marrow-stem-cell-therapy-partially-ameliorates-pathological-consequences-in-livers-of-mice-expressing-mutant-human-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin
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Prakash Baligar, Veena Kochat, Shailendra K Arindkar, Zaffar Equbal, Snehashish Mukherjee, Swati Patel, Perumal Nagarajan, Sujata Mohanty, Jeffrey H Teckman, Asok Mukhopadhyay
: Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a genetic disease, caused by mutation of the AAT gene. Accumulation of mutated AAT protein aggregates in hepatocytes leads to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress resulting in impairment of liver functions and in some cases hepatocellular carcinoma, whereas decline of AAT levels in sera is responsible for pulmonary emphysema. In critical cases of liver ailments, the only option for treatment is liver transplantation, whereas AAT replacement therapy is followed in case of emphysema...
January 5, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040394/long-term-hematological-visceral-and-growth-outcomes-in-children-with-gaucher-disease-type-3-treated-with-imiglucerase-in-the-international-collaborative-gaucher-group-gaucher-registry
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Amal El-Beshlawy, Anna Tylki-Szymanska, Ashok Vellodi, Nadia Belmatoug, Gregory A Grabowski, Edwin H Kolodny, Julie L Batista, Gerald F Cox, Pramod K Mistry
In Gaucher disease (GD), deficiency of lysosomal acid β-glucosidase results in a broad phenotypic spectrum that is classified into three types based on the absence (type 1 [GD1]) or presence and severity of primary central nervous system involvement (type 2 [GD2], the fulminant neuronopathic form, and type 3 [GD3], the milder chronic neuronopathic form). Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with imiglucerase ameliorates and prevents hematological and visceral manifestations in GD1, but data in GD3 are limited to small, single-center series...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025746/gender-specific-differences-in-baseline-peak-and-delta-serum-creatinine-the-nacseld-experience
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Jacqueline G O'Leary, Florence Wong, K Rajender Reddy, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Patrick S Kamath, Scott W Biggins, Michael B Fallon, Ram M Subramanian, B Maliakkal, Leroy Thacker, Jasmohan S Bajaj
BACKGROUND: Women have lower serum creatinine values than men for similar renal function. AIMS: We aimed to determine the differential effect of baseline, peak, and delta creatinine between genders on outcomes in infected hospitalized cirrhotic patients. METHODS: North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease is a 15-center consortium of tertiary care hepatology centers prospectively enrolling infected cirrhotic inpatients...
December 26, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018103/portal-hypertension-in-polycystic-liver-disease-patients-does-not-affect-wait-list-or-immediate-post-liver-transplantation-outcomes
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Neil Rajoriya, Dhiraj Tripathi, Joanna A Leithead, Bridget K Gunson, Sophie Lord, James W Ferguson, Gideon M Hirschfield
AIM: To establish the impact of portal hypertension (PH) on wait-list/post-transplant outcomes in patients with polycystic liver disease (PCLD) listed for liver transplantation. METHODS: A retrospective single-centre case controlled study of consecutive patients listed for liver transplantation over 12 years was performed from our centre. PH in the PCLD cohort was defined by the one or more of following parameters: (1) presence of radiological or endoscopic documented varices from our own centre or the referral centre; (2) splenomegaly (> 11 cm) on radiology in absence of splenic cysts accounting for increased imaging size; (3) thrombocytopenia (platelets < 150 × 10(9)/L); or (4) ascites without radiological evidence of hepatic venous outflow obstruction from a single cyst...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011008/outcome-analysis-of-continuous-intraoperative-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-highest-acuity-liver-transplant-recipients-a-single-center-experience
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Michael A Zimmerman, Motaz Selim, Joohyun Kim, Kevin Regner, Kia Saeian, Stephanie Zanowski, Alicia Martin, Lois A Connolly, Kathryn K Lauer, Harvey J Woehlck, Johnny C Hong
BACKGROUND: Orthotopic liver transplantation is the definitive treatment modality for patients with end-stage liver disease. Pre-orthotopic liver transplantation renal dysfunction has a significant negative influence on outcomes post-orthotopic liver transplantation. Intraoperative renal replacement therapy is an adjunctive therapy to address the metabolic challenges during orthotopic liver transplantation in patients with a high acuity of illness. The impact of intraoperative renal replacement therapy on post-orthotopic liver transplantation outcomes, however, is unclear...
December 20, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010881/post-hepatectomy-hyperbilirubinemia-the-point-of-no-return
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Jessica Y Liu, Lauren M Postlewait, Joanna W Etra, Malcolm H Squires, Kenneth Cardona, Joshua H Winer, Juan M Sarmiento, Charles A Staley, Shishir K Maithel, David A Kooby, Maria C Russell
BACKGROUND: Post-hepatectomy hyperbilirubinemia is associated with liver insufficiency and failure. The highest survivable peak total bilirubin (ptbili) is not defined. This study aimed to identify the postop ptbili beyond which survival is improbable or impossible. METHODS: An institutional database of major hepatectomies (≥3 segments, no biliary resections), 2000-2012 was reviewed. Data were analyzed to find ptbili in the first 45 postop days. Factors associated with 90-day mortality (90 DM) and those predictive of ptbili were determined...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008340/fractional-excretion-of-sodium-in-hepatorenal-syndrome-clinical-and-pathological-correlation
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Ali A Alsaad, Hani M Wadei
AIM: To determine the accuracy of fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa) in the diagnosis of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). METHODS: Eighty-eight liver transplantation candidates with renal dysfunction and/or proteinuria were included in the study sample. The baseline characteristics of the patients were obtained. All the 88 patients underwent iothalamate glomerular filtration rate testing, 24-h urine collection for urinary sodium and protein excretions, random urine for sodium and creatinine testing, and percutaneous kidney biopsy...
December 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006870/transplant-related-survival-benefit-should-influence-prioritization-for-liver-transplantation-especially-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
George N Ioannou
Transplant-related survival benefit is calculated as the difference between life expectancy with transplantation and life expectancy without transplantation. Determining eligibility and prioritization for liver transplantation based on the highest survival benefit is a superior strategy to prioritization based on the highest urgency (i.e. the highest waitlist mortality) or the highest utility (i.e. the highest post-transplant survival) because prioritization based on the highest survival benefit maximizes the overall life expectancy of all patients in need of liver transplantation...
December 22, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003717/noninvasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-by-transient-elastography-and-fib4-apri-for-prediction-of-treatment-response-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Sunil Taneja, Sunil Tohra, Ajay Duseja, Radha Krishan Dhiman, Yogesh Kumar Chawla
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis and its sequel cirrhosis represent a major health care burden, and assessment of fibrosis by biopsy is gradually being replaced by noninvasive methods. In clinical practice, the determination of fibrosis stage is important, since patients with advanced fibrosis have faster progression to cirrhosis and antiviral therapy is indicated in these patients. AIMS: To assess the role of transient elastography (TE) and compare it with APRI and FIB4 for predicting liver fibrosis and assessing the effect of host and viral factors on fibrosis and treatment outcome in CHC patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003098/validating-glycoprotein-non-metastatic-melanoma-b-gpnmb-osteoactivin-a-new-biomarker-of-gaucher-disease
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Vagishwari Murugesan, Jun Liu, Ruhua Yang, Haiquin Lin, Andrew Lischuk, Gregory Pastores, Xiaokui Zhang, Wei-Lien Chuang, Pramod K Mistry
In the spleens of Gaucher disease mice and patients, there is a striking elevation of expression of glycoprotein non-Metastatic Melanoma B (gpNMB). We conducted a study in a large cohort of patients with Gaucher disease to assess the utility of serum levels of soluble fragment of gpNMB as a biomarker of disease activity. There was >15-fold elevation of gpNMB in sera of untreated patients with Gaucher disease. gpNMB levels correlated with overall disease severity as well as the severity of individual organ compartments: liver, spleen, bone and hematological disease...
December 13, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957309/hepatocyte-transplantation-in-children-with-liver-cell-failure
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REVIEW
Mohamed Hamooda
Patients with hepatic failure and liver-based metabolic disorders require management which is both costly and complex. Hepatocyte transplantation has been very encouraging as an alternative to organ transplantation for liver disease treatment, and studies in rodents, show that transplants involving isolated liver cells can reverse hepatic failure, and correct various metabolic deficiencies of the liver. This 2016 review is based on a literature search using PubMed including original articles, reviews, cases and clinical guidelines...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906881/stem-cells-and-clinical-practice-new-advances-and-challenges-at-the-time-of-emerging-problems-with-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-therapies
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Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Kamila Bujko, Wojciech Wojakowski
Humans, like other species that reproduce sexually, originate from a fertilized oocyte (zygote), which is a totipotent stem cell giving rise to an adult organism. During the process of embryogenesis, stem cells at different levels of the developmental hierarchy establish all 3 germ layers and give rise to tissue‑committed stem cells, which are responsible for rejuvenation of a given tissue or organ. The robustness of the stem cell compartment is one of the major factors that directly impact life quality as well as lifespan...
November 10, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898091/restoring-ureagenesis-in-hepatocytes-by-crispr-cas9-mediated-genomic-addition-to-arginase-deficient-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Patrick C Lee, Brian Truong, Agustin Vega-Crespo, W Blake Gilmore, Kip Hermann, Stephanie Ak Angarita, Jonathan K Tang, Katherine M Chang, Austin E Wininger, Alex K Lam, Benjamen E Schoenberg, Stephen D Cederbaum, April D Pyle, James A Byrne, Gerald S Lipshutz
Urea cycle disorders are incurable enzymopathies that affect nitrogen metabolism and typically lead to hyperammonemia. Arginase deficiency results from a mutation in Arg1, the enzyme regulating the final step of ureagenesis and typically results in developmental disabilities, seizures, spastic diplegia, and sometimes death. Current medical treatments for urea cycle disorders are only marginally effective, and for proximal disorders, liver transplantation is effective but limited by graft availability. Advances in human induced pluripotent stem cell research has allowed for the genetic modification of stem cells for potential cellular replacement therapies...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890896/interventional-treatment-of-severe-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#18
Youichi Kawano, Satoru Murata, Nobuhiko Taniai, Masato Yoshioka, Atsushi Hirakata, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Tetsuya Shimizu, Tomohiro Kanda, Junji Ueda, Hideyuki Takada, Hiroshi Yoshida, Koho Akimaru, Shiro Onozawa, Shinichirou Kumita, Eiji Uchida
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare complication of liver transplantation which can lead to graft failure and patient death. Treatment can be difficult, especially in cases of PVT from the intrahepatic portal vein to the proximal jejunal veins. A 55-year-old woman had undergone living-donor liver transplantation with splenectomy for end-stage liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C with hepatocellular carcinoma. Ten months after transplantation, massive ascites and slight abdominal pain developed, and computed tomography revealed a PVT between the intrahepatic portal vein and the superior mesenteric vein...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887981/predictors-of-mortality-in-the-critically-ill-cirrhotic-patient-is-the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-enough
#19
Alagappan Annamalai, Megan Y Harada, Melissa Chen, Tram Tran, Ara Ko, Eric J Ley, Miriam Nuno, Andrew Klein, Nicholas Nissen, Mazen Noureddin
BACKGROUND: Critically ill cirrhotics urgently require liver transplantation but are at high risk for perioperative mortality. The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, recently updated to incorporate serum sodium, estimates survival probability in patients with cirrhosis but needs further evaluation in the critically ill. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive power of intensive care unit (ICU) admission MELD scores and identify clinical risk factors associated with increased mortality...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887644/copenhagen-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-cocomo-study-a-study-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-non-interventional-assessment-of-non-aids-comorbidity-in-hiv-infection-in-denmark
#20
Andreas Ronit, Judith Haissman, Ditte Marie Kirkegaard-Klitbo, Thomas Skårup Kristensen, Anne-Mette Lebech, Thomas Benfield, Jan Gerstoft, Henrik Ullum, Lars Køber, Andreas Kjær, Klaus Kofoed, Jørgen Vestbo, Børge Nordestgaard, Jens Lundgren, Susanne Dam Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Modern combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has improved survival for people living with HIV (PLWHIV). Non-AIDS comorbidities have replaced opportunistic infections as leading causes of mortality and morbidity, and are becoming a key health concern as this population continues to age. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and incidence of non-AIDS comorbidity among PLWHIV in Denmark in the cART era and to determine risk factors contributing to the pathogenesis...
November 26, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
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