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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479502/statin-use-and-risk-of-cirrhosis-and-related-complications-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rebecca G Kim, Rohit Loomba, Larry J Prokop, Siddharth Singh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Statins have been variably shown to decrease risk and complications of chronic liver diseases (CLDs). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between statins and risk of cirrhosis and related complications in patients with CLDs. METHODS: Through a systematic literature search up to March 2017, we identified 13 studies (3 randomized trials, 10 cohort studies) in adults with CLDs, reporting the association between statin use and risk of development of cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis, improvements in portal hypertension, or mortality...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368093/pharmacological-interventions-for-alcoholic-liver-disease-alcohol-related-liver-disease-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Elena Buzzetti, Maria Kalafateli, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Maja Thiele, Lise Lotte Gluud, Cinzia Del Giovane, Gro Askgaard, Aleksander Krag, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-related liver disease is due to excessive alcohol consumption. It includes a spectrum of liver diseases such as alcohol-related fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. Mortality associated with alcoholic hepatitis is high. The optimal pharmacological treatment of alcoholic hepatitis and other alcohol-related liver disease remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in the management of alcohol-related liver disease through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy in order to identify potential treatments...
March 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350426/pharmacological-interventions-for-primary-biliary-cholangitis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#3
REVIEW
Francesca Saffioti, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Brian R Davidson, Douglas Thorburn
BACKGROUND: Primary biliary cholangitis (previously primary biliary cirrhosis) is a chronic liver disease caused by the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts resulting in stasis of bile (cholestasis), liver fibrosis, and liver cirrhosis. The optimal pharmacological treatment of primary biliary cholangitis remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321877/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-hepatitis-b-infection-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#4
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Konstantinos Mantzoukis, Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Elena Buzzetti, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Apart from chronic HBV infection, the complications related to acute HBV infection are severe acute viral hepatitis and fulminant hepatitis characterised by liver failure. The optimal pharmacological treatment of acute HBV infection remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of acute HBV infection through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available treatments according to their safety and efficacy...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285495/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-hepatitis-c-infection-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Maria Kalafateli, Elena Buzzetti, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single-stranded RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus that has the potential to cause inflammation of the liver. The traditional definition of acute HCV infection is the first six months following infection with the virus. Another commonly used definition of acute HCV infection is the absence of HCV antibody and subsequent seroconversion (presence of HCV antibody in a person who was previously negative for HCV antibody). Approximately 40% to 95% of people with acute HCV infection develop chronic HCV infection, that is, have persistent HCV RNA in their blood...
March 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164848/gut-microbiota-and-complications-of-liver-disease
#6
REVIEW
Chathur Acharya, Jasmohan S Bajaj
Chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and its complications are epidemic worldwide. Most complications are mediated through a dysfunctional gut-liver axis. New techniques have made culture-independent analysis of the gut microbiome widespread. With insight into an unfavorable microbiome (dysbiosis) and how it affects liver disease, investigators have discovered new targets to potentially improve outcomes. Dysbiosis is associated with endotoxemia and propagates liver injury due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and alcohol...
March 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882182/disease-progression-in-chinese-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-positive-infection-via-blood-transfusion
#7
Yan-Feng Pan, Yan Zheng, Tao Qin, Lei Feng, Qian Zhang, Xiao-Gong Ping, Yan-Ting Pan, Xiao-Ping Wang, Li Bai, Hua-Hua Li
The majority of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in China were infected via blood transfusion prior to the year 1996. In this systematic retrospective cohort study, disease progression in 804 consecutive patients with transfusion-acquired HCV is investigated. In addition, the occurrence of compensated cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is analyzed among these patients, along with the risk factors for disease progression. Patients with cirrhosis or HCC were classified as the serious development group (SD group) and the remaining patients with chronic hepatitis were classified as the hepatitis group (H group)...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869323/comparative-treatment-effectiveness-of-direct-acting-antiviral-regimens-for-hepatitis-c-data-from-the-veterans-administration
#8
D S Fox, J J McGinnis, I Tonnu-Mihara, J S McCombs
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data addressing real world effectiveness of direct acting antiviral agents in hepatitis C infected patients are now emerging. This study compared the sustained virologic response rates achieved 12 weeks post-treatment in patients treated with three such agents by the Veterans Health Administration. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using patients who terminated treatment by July 1, 2015. Data were retrieved from the Veterans Health Administration electronic medical records system...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809664/liver-surface-nodularity-score-allows-prediction-of-cirrhosis-decompensation-and-death
#9
Andrew D Smith, Kevin A Zand, Edward Florez, Reza Sirous, Darya Shlapak, Frederico Souza, Manohar Roda, Jason Bryan, Amit Vasanji, Michael Griswold, Seth T Lirette
Purpose To determine whether use of the liver surface nodularity (LSN) score, a quantitative biomarker derived from routine computed tomographic (CT) images, allows prediction of cirrhosis decompensation and death. Materials and Methods For this institutional review board-approved HIPAA-compliant retrospective study, adult patients with cirrhosis and Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score within 3 months of initial liver CT imaging between January 3, 2006, and May 30, 2012, were identified from electronic medical records (n = 830)...
June 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759643/epidemiological-burden-estimates-for-pathologies-with-a-nonconstant-risk-an-application-to-hcv-in-italy-according-to-age-metavir-score-and-genotype-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Rossella Letizia Mancusi, Massimo Andreoni, Daniela d'Angela, Cesare Sarrecchia, Federico Spandonaro
Between western European countries, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) endemic is highest in Italy. The main objective of this paper is to estimate the endemic diffusion of hepatitis C at the national level and by geographical area, with an extrapolation at the regional level and by uniform cohorts of subjects (by sex and year of birth). The secondary objective is a stratification by gravity of the estimated statistical figures to provide an overview of possible targets of the new anti-HCV treatments.PubMed and the Cochrane Library were searched for relevant Italian populations studies regarding HCV prevalence...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583874/the-clinical-outcomes-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-south-korea-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Kyeong Sam Ok, Sook-Hyang Jeong, Eun Sun Jang, Young Seok Kim, Youn Jae Lee, In Hee Kim, Sung Bum Cho, Si Hyun Bae, Han Chu Lee
This prospective cohort study aimed to elucidate the clinical outcome and its related factors of chronic hepatitis C in a hepatitis B-dominant Asian region.From January 2007 to October 2012, 382 patients with chronic hepatitis C without liver cirrhosis were prospectively enrolled at 6 university hospitals, and regularly followed until Apr 2014 to identify the development of liver cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and overall survival.During the median follow-up of 39.0 months (range 18...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350940/interferon-free-treatments-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-infection
#12
REVIEW
Alireza FakhriRavari, Mazyar Malakouti, Rebecca Brady
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects as many as 185 million people globally, many of whom are chronically infected and progress over time to cirrhosis, decompensated liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and eventually death without a liver transplant. In the United States, HCV genotype 1 constitutes about 75% of all infections. While interferon and ribavirin therapy was the cornerstone of treatment for many years, interferon-free treatments have become the standard of care with the emergence of new direct-acting agents, resulting in more effective treatment, shorter duration of therapy, better tolerability, lower pill burden, and ultimately better adherence...
June 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342742/cost-effectiveness-of-genotype-1-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-treatments-in-patients-coinfected-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-the-united-states
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Sammy Saab, Suchin Virabhak, Hélène Parisé, Scott Johnson, Alice Wang, Derek Misurski, Yuri Sanchez Gonzalez, Timothy Juday
INTRODUCTION: New treatments for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) are highly effective in patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This study estimated the cost-effectiveness of treatments for genotype 1 (GT1) HCV in HIV-coinfected patients. METHODS: A Markov model based on HCV natural history was used. The base-case analysis included both treatment-naïve and -experienced patients. Alternatives were ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir, dasabuvir with or without ribavirin (3D ± R) for 12 or 24 weeks, sofosbuvir plus peginterferon and R (SOF + PR) for 12 weeks, SOF + R for 24 weeks, and no treatment (NT)...
August 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27088788/-evaluation-and-treatment-of-portal-hypertension
#14
Radan Brůha, Jaromír Petrtýl
Liver cirrhosis is a serious disease shortening the life expectancy. Unavoidable consequence of cirrhosis is portal hypertension, which usually limits the prognosis by its complications. Portal hypertension is a prognostic factor for cirrhosis decompensation, variceal bleeding and even the mortality in cirrhotic patients. In the evaluation of portal hypertension hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement is used.Measurement of HVPG is used in clinical praxis in these situations: diagnosis of portal hypertension, evaluation of prognosis of patients with cirrhosis, monitoring the treatment efficacy in the prevention of variceal bleeding, management of acute variceal bleeding...
2016: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27014763/isolated-gastric-varices-and-use-of-balloon-occlusive-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
REVIEW
Thomas R McCarty, Mena Bakhit, Tarun Rustagi
Isolated gastric varices are far less prevalent in Western countries where the rate of splenic thrombosis is much lower. However, in Asian countries the entity is more common and therefore a more robust treatment approach has been developed. Balloon-occlusive retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) was first described in 1984 and then revived in 1996. The procedure, while uncommon in the U.S. and not recognized by the AASLD practice guidelines, allows for direct exclusion from the portosystemic system. Here we describe the case of a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis decompensated by bleeding gastric varices treated with BRTO...
March 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26582597/when-should-we-propose-liver-transplant-after-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-comparison-of-salvage-and-de-principe-strategies
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ecoline Tribillon, Louise Barbier, Claire Goumard, Sabine Irtan, Fabiano Perdigao-Cotta, François Durand, Valérie Paradis, Jacques Belghiti, Olivier Scatton, Olivier Soubrane
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare survival outcomes in patients enlisted for liver transplantation following liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma before or at recurrence. METHODS: All patients enlisted for liver transplantation following liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma from 1996 to 2013 were included and compared according to their status at the time of enlistment: before (de principe) or at (salvage) recurrence. Primary end-point was survival since resection...
January 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26566246/antiviral-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-viral-infection-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Anna S F Lok, Brian J McMahon, Robert S Brown, John B Wong, Ahmed T Ahmed, Wigdan Farah, Jehad Almasri, Fares Alahdab, Khalid Benkhadra, Mohamed A Mouchli, Siddharth Singh, Essa A Mohamed, Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Larry J Prokop, Zhen Wang, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Khaled Mohammed
UNLABELLED: Chronic hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection remains a significant global health problem. Evidence-based guidelines are needed to help providers determine when treatment should be initiated, which medication is most appropriate, and when treatment can safely be stopped. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases HBV guideline methodology and writing committees developed a protocol a priori for this systematic review. We searched multiple databases for randomized controlled trials and controlled observational studies that enrolled adults ≥18 years old diagnosed with chronic HBV infection who received antiviral therapy...
January 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26546175/chronic-hepatitis-c-burden-of-disease-and-cost-associated-with-hospitalisations-in-france-in-2012-the-hepc-lone-study
#18
Armand Abergel, Michel Rotily, Sébastien Branchoux, Raoudha Akremi, Lucie de Léotoing, Alexandre Vainchtock, Anne-Françoise Gaudin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This retrospective hospital database analysis aimed to determine the burden and cost of hospitalisations related to chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infections in France in 2012. METHODS: All hospital stays with CHC (ICD-10 code B18.2) coded as the principal, related or significantly associated diagnosis were extracted from the French National Hospital database 2012 (PMSI). Hospitalisations not directly related to CHC were excluded. Patients were assigned to a liver disease stage, namely non-cirrhotic liver disease, compensated cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma or post-liver transplantation...
June 2016: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26484707/statins-are-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-decompensation-and-death-in-veterans-with-hepatitis-c-related-compensated-cirrhosis
#19
Arpan Mohanty, Janet P Tate, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Statins decrease portal pressure in patients with cirrhosis and increase survival times of patients who have bled from varices. However, statins can be hepatotoxic. It is important to determine whether long-term statin use will be beneficial or detrimental for patients with cirrhosis because physicians are reluctant to prescribe statins to patients with liver disease. We investigated the effects of statins on decompensation and survival times in patients with compensated cirrhosis...
February 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26423777/patients-with-cirrhosis-in-the-ed-early-predictors-of-infection-and-mortality
#20
Rafael Oliveira Ximenes, Alberto Queiroz Farias, Augusto Scalabrini Neto, Márcio Augusto Diniz, Gabriel Taricani Kubota, Maurício Menezes Aben-Athar Ivo, Caroline Gracia Plena Sol Colacique, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Roger Daglius Dias
BACKGROUND: Patients with cirrhosis have high risk of bacterial infections and cirrhosis decompensation, resulting in admission to emergency department (ED). However, there are no criteria developed in the ED to identify patients with cirrhosis with bacterial infection and with high mortality risk. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to identify variables from ED arrival associated with bacterial infections and inhospital mortality. METHODS: This is a retrospective single-center study using a tertiary hospital's database to identify consecutive ED patients with decompensated cirrhosis...
January 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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