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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749001/-carney-triad-report-of-one-case
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Jorge Vega, Jorge Navarro Subiabre, Cristian Lovera Riquelme, Héctor Opazo, Mario Santamarina
Carney described a disorder characterized by the presence of several uncommon tumors which were pulmonary chondromas, gastric sarcomas and extra-adrenal paragangliomas. We report a 14 year-old girl in whom multiple gastric tumors were discovered during a study of an iron deficiency anemia and was subjected to a partial gastrectomy. At 25 years of age, she developed several pulmonary chondromas and at 33 years, a mediastinal tumor with features of an extra-adrenal paraganglioma was found. At 35 years of age, a total gastrectomy was performed to remove a gastrointestinal stromal tumor with excision of peritoneal and lymph node metastasis...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746121/development-of-a-prognostic-nomogram-for-cirrhotic-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#2
Yu-Jie Zhou, Ji-Na Zheng, Yi-Fan Zhou, Yi-Jing Han, Tian-Tian Zou, Wen-Yue Liu, Martin Braddock, Ke-Qing Shi, Xiao-Dong Wang, Ming-Hua Zheng
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a complication with a high mortality rate in critically ill patients presenting with cirrhosis. Today, there exist few accurate scoring models specifically designed for mortality risk assessment in critically ill cirrhotic patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (CICGIB). Our aim was to develop and evaluate a novel nomogram-based model specific for CICGIB. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 540 consecutive CICGIB patients were enrolled...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745082/chinese-herbal-medicine-jian-pi-li-gan-decoction-improved-survival-of-nonresectable-hepatocellular-cancer-after-radiofrequency-ablation-a-retrospective-study
#3
Chengwu Tang, Wenming Feng, Lianjin Qin, Ying Bao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of Jian Pi Li Gan Decoction (JPLGD) on long-term survival of nonresectable hepatocellular cancer (HCC) after radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: Between January 2010 and February 2013, 95 patients with nonresectable HCC treated by RFA in our hospital were enrolled, of whom 47 patients received JPLGD accompanying RFA (JPLGD group), and 48 patients received RFA alone (control group). Medical records of these patients were retrospectively analyzed...
July 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744654/metabolic-restructuring-in-the-liver-under-conditions-of-endogenous-intoxication
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A P Vlasov, O V Kamkina, V A Trofimov, T I Vlasova, S V Abramova, V A Bolotskikh
Significant metabolic alterations in the liver were observed in dogs with modeled acute peritonitis. These changes significantly impaired detoxification function of the liver, which was seen from the increase in the titer of toxic products in the early post-surgery period not only in the lymph, but also in the blood plasma. The key pathogenic mechanism leading to acute liver failure is destabilization of cell membrane resulting from LPO, phospholipase activity, and tissue hypoxia. Activation of LPO and increase in phospholipase activity in the liver tissues were observed within 12 h after peritonitis modeling...
July 26, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740346/management-and-outcome-of-hepatocellular-adenoma-with-massive-bleeding-at-presentation
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Anne J Klompenhouwer, Robert A de Man, Maarten Gj Thomeer, Jan Nm Ijzermans
AIM: To evaluate outcome of acute management and risk of rebleeding in patients with massive hemorrhage due to hepatocellular adenoma (HCA). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all consecutive patients who presented to our hospital with massive hemorrhage (grade II or III) due to ruptured HCA and were admitted for observation and/or intervention between 1999-2016. The diagnosis of HCA was based on radiological findings from contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or pathological findings from biopsy or resection of the HCA...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737112/preoperative-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-predicts-perioperative-liver-related-complications-following-liver-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-metastases
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S Amptoulach, G Gross, C Sturesson, P Rissler, E Kalaitzakis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are limited data on the potential role of preoperative non-invasive markers, specifically the aspartate-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio and the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index, in predicting perioperative liver-related complications after hepatectomy for colorectal cancer metastases. METHODS: Patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal cancer metastases in a European institution during 2003-2010 were retrospectively enrolled...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736009/beliefs-of-living-donors-about-recipients-end-stage-liver-failure-and-surgery-for-organ-donation
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M R Krespi, A Tankurt, K Acarli, T Kanmaz, Y Yankol, M Kalayoglu
BACKGROUND: The concept of beliefs could provide a basis for how donors may perceive recipients' end-stage liver failure (ESLF) and surgery for organ donation. However, there is no such quantitative study. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore beliefs of living donors about recipients' ESLF and surgery for organ donation. METHODS: The sample comprised 16 living donors who donated a part of their liver to a patient who had ESLF. The data were analyzed by following established procedures for inductive qualitative analysis...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735981/autoimmune-liver-disease-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Suttiruk Jitraruch, Emer Fitzpatrick, Maesha Deheragoda, Annamaria Deganello, Giorgina Mieli-Vergani, Susan Height, David Rees, Nedim Hadzic, Marianne Samyn
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence, clinical features, and outcome of autoimmune liver disease (AILD) in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). STUDY DESIGN: Single center retrospective review of patients with SCD with AILD referred between 1999 and 2015. RESULTS: Thirteen of 77 (17%) patients with SCD with hepatic dysfunction were diagnosed with AILD (median age 11, range, 3.4-16 years) with a female preponderance (77%). Acute hepatitis and insidious onset were the commonest presentations...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734939/public-health-acetaminophen-apap-hepatotoxicity-isn-t-it-time-for-apap-to-go-away
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William M Lee
Acetaminophen (APAP) is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of pain and fever around the world. At the same time, APAP is capable of causing dose-related hepatocellular necrosis, responsible for nearly 500 deaths annually in the U.S. alone, as well as 100,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers, 50,000 emergency room visits and 10,000 hospitalizations per year. As an over-the-counter and prescription product (with opioids), APAP toxicity dwarfs all other prescription drugs as a cause for acute liver failure in the United States and Europe, but is not regulated in any significant way...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734480/an-unusual-cause-of-acute-liver-failure-tumour-infiltration-by-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
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Sara de Cima Iglesias, Lucía Viña Soria, Lorena Martín Iglesias, Iván Astola Hidalgo, Lucía López-Amor, Dolores Escudero Augusto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733538/the-abnormality-of-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-type-a-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Lin Wang, Wanyou Yu, Wukui Cao, Wei Lu
Abnormality of thyroid hormones in liver diseases is common, but data is lacking in patients with type A hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The present study was aimed to determine whether there was an abnormality in thyroid hormones among patients with type A HE. We measured the levels of thyroid hormones in 36 acute liver failure (ALF) patients with type A HE and in 29 acute liver injury patients (international normalized ratio, INR ≥ 1.5) without encephalopathy as control. The clinical parameters associated with abnormality of thyroid hormones were evaluated...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733221/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-outpatients-with-cirrhosis
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Salvatore Piano, Marta Tonon, Elia Vettore, Marialuisa Stanco, Chiara Pilutti, Antonietta Romano, Sara Mareso, Carmine Gambino, Alessandra Brocca, Antonietta Sticca, Silvano Fasolato, Paolo Angeli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is the most life-threatening complication of cirrhosis. Prevalence and outcomes of ACLF have been recently described in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. However, no data is currently available on the prevalence and the risk factors of ACLF in outpatients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence, predictors and outcomes of ACLF in a large cohort of outpatients with cirrhosis. METHODS: 466 patients with cirrhosis consecutively evaluated in a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic were included and followed up until death and/or liver transplantation for a mean of 45±44 months...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732555/hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-to-evaluate-liver-function-in-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-liver-volume-overestimates-liver-function
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Pim B Olthof, Federico Tomassini, Pablo E Huespe, Stephanie Truant, François-René Pruvot, Roberto I Troisi, Carlos Castro, Erik Schadde, Rimma Axelsson, Ernesto Sparrelid, Roelof J Bennink, Rene Adam, Thomas M van Gulik, Eduardo de Santibanes
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) induces a rapid and extensive increase in liver volume. The functional quality of this hypertrophic response has been called into question because ALPPS is associated with a substantial incidence of liver failure and high perioperative mortality. This multicenter study aimed to evaluate functional liver regeneration in contrast to volumetric liver regeneration in ALPPS, using technetium-99m hepatobiliary scintigraphy and computed tomography volumetry, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731371/determinants-of-infection-outcome-in-hcv-genotype-4
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Rania A Zayed, Dalia Omran, Abeer A Zayed, Lobna O Elmessery
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a worldwide health problem and has been for long an attractive point of research due to diversity among different genotypes regarding unique geographical distribution and diverse treatment outcome. HCV is considered a major cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, which leads to liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma requiring liver transplantation. Of the HCV genotypes identified, HCV genotype 4 (HCV-4) is the least studied. HCV-4 is responsible for ∼10% of HCV infections and is common in the Middle East and Africa; recently it is increasingly prevalent in European Countries...
July 21, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730699/elevated-cardiac-troponin-t-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-emergency-care-admissions-is-associated-with-mortality
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Mayada Elnegouly, Katrin Umgelter, Wajima Safi, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Roland M Schmid, Andreas Umgelter
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mortality of cirrhotic patients after emergency care admission is high and prognostic factors can help in prioritizing patients. The aim of our study was to assess the association between levels of cardiac Troponin T (cTnT) and one-year mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis without known cardiac disease, who were admitted to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: All patients with cirrhosis presented to the ED from October 2009 until August 2015 who had an initial cTnT value measured with the first lab-panel were retrospectively analyzed with a follow-up of 365 days...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729435/dysregulation-of-mir-223-constitutes-a-promising-biomarker-that-informs-about-clinical-outcomes-of-acute-liver-failure
#16
Volker M Lauschke
In this issue of Clinical Science, Schueller et al. [Clin. Sci. (2017) 131, 1971-1987] evaluated the role of miR-223 across multiple etiologies of acute and chronic liver insults in murine models and clinical samples. The authors find that while miR-223 is not mechanistically involved in liver injury, its intracellular levels in hepatocytes are increased upon hepatic damage in a broad panel of mechanistically distinct injury models. Furthermore, the authors provide evidence that circulating miR-223 levels provide a promising minimally invasive biomarker for acute liver failure (ALF) that defines a distinct subset of ALF cases and correlates with clinical outcomes...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729056/discovery-and-structure-activity-relationship-of-auriculatone-a-potent-hepatoprotective-agent-against-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury
#17
Meng Zhou, Min Wang, Rui-Feng Zhong, Xiang-Ming Liao, Lian-Li Deng, Guo-Bo Xu, Xun He, Jing Li, Yong-Jun Li, Ting Liu, Yong-Lin Wang, Shang-Gao Liao
Acetaminophen (APAP, paracetamol) overdose has been the most frequent cause of drug-induced liver failure. APAP-induced liver toxicity can be fatal in many cases even with treatment of the clinically used N-acetylcysteine (NAC), and the need for novel therapeutic agents is apparent. Through evaluating the hepatoprotective effects of the co-occurring substances present in oleanolic acid tablets which have been used in China for decades as an adjuvant therapy for acute and chronic hepatitis, auriculatone was found to protect HL-7702 cells from APAP-induced liver injury comparable to NAC at the concentration of 10μM...
July 10, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727475/guidance-for-supplemental-enteral-nutrition-across-patient-populations
#18
Douglas L Nguyen
Enteral nutrition is preferred over parenteral nutrition as a result of the greater safety of enteral nutrition therapy and comparative convenience. A wide variety of enteral nutrition products have been developed, including disease-specific products to help manage the nutritional needs of patients with kidney failure, liver failure, lung disease, diabetes, and other conditions. An assessment of each patient's nutritional needs and digestive function should be conducted prior to initiation of enteral nutrition therapy...
July 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725183/bile-acid-mediated-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-2-signaling-promotes-neuroinflammation-during-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-mice
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Matthew McMillin, Gabriel Frampton, Stephanie Grant, Shamyal Khan, Juan Diocares, Anca Petrescu, Amy Wyatt, Jessica Kain, Brandi Jefferson, Sharon DeMorrow
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric complication that occurs due to deteriorating hepatic function and this syndrome influences patient quality of life, clinical management strategies and survival. During acute liver failure, circulating bile acids increase due to a disruption of the enterohepatic circulation. We previously identified that bile acid-mediated signaling occurs in the brain during HE and contributes to cognitive impairment. However, the influences of bile acids and their downstream signaling pathways on HE-induced neuroinflammation have not been assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722594/fatal-leptospira-spp-zika-virus-coinfection-puerto-rico-2016
#20
Paige Neaterour, Aidsa Rivera, Renee L Galloway, Myriam Garcia Negrón, Brenda Rivera-Garcia, Tyler M Sharp
Coinfection with pathogens that cause acute febrile illness (AFI) can complicate patient diagnosis and management. This report describes a fatal case of Leptospira spp./Zika virus (ZIKV) coinfection in Puerto Rico. The patient presented with a 5-day history of AFI; reported behavioral risk factors for leptospirosis; was diagnosed with possible leptospirosis, dengue, chikungunya, or ZIKV disease; and received appropriate treatment of leptospirosis and dengue. Following a 3-day hospitalization, the patient died due to acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and kidney and liver failure...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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