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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231188/major-hepatic-complications-in-ursodeoxycholic-acid-treated-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-risk-factors-and-time-trends-in-incidence-and-outcome
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Maren H Harms, Willem J Lammers, Douglas Thorburn, Christophe Corpechot, Pietro Invernizzi, Harry L A Janssen, Pier M Battezzati, Frederik Nevens, Keith D Lindor, Annarosa Floreani, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Marlyn J Mayo, George N Dalekos, Tony Bruns, Albert Parés, Andrew L Mason, Xavier Verhelst, Kris V Kowdley, Jorn C Goet, Gideon M Hirschfield, Bettina E Hansen, Henk R van Buuren
OBJECTIVES: In this era of near universal ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), progression to cirrhosis still occurs in an important proportion of patients. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of cirrhosis-associated complications in patients with PBC and assess risk factors and impact on survival. METHODS: Cohorts of UDCA-treated patients from 16 European and North-American liver centers were included. We used Cox proportional hazards assumptions and Kaplan-Meier estimates...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228430/mediation-of-inflammation-obesity-and-fatty-liver-disease-by-advanced-glycation-endoproducts
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D-D Xiong, M Zhang, N Li, J-F Gai, L Mao, M Li
OBJECTIVE: Fatty liver may induce various complications including chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis, and is frequently occurred in obesity individuals. Advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) were known to play a critical role in multiple liver diseases. This study, therefore, aimed to study the effect of AGEs on obesity, related liver cirrhosis and inflammation, on an obesity fatty liver rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control, model and AGEs inhibitor groups (n=20 each)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226103/clinical-application-of-vibration-controlled-transient-elastography-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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REVIEW
Xie-Er Liang, Yong-Peng Chen
Evaluation of the extent and progression of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis is of critical importance in the management and prognosis of patients with chronic hepatitis B. Due to the limitation of liver biopsy, non-invasive methods, especially liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by vibration controlled transient elastography, have been developed and widely applied for liver fibrosis assessment. LSM aims to reduce, but not to substitute, the need for liver biopsy for fibrosis/cirrhosis diagnosis. While LSM may have potential utility in monitoring treatment response, its applications in prediction of liver complications in terms of portal hypertension and esophageal varices, as well as disease prognosis, have been gradually validated...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225250/importance-of-the-average-glucose-level-and-estimated-glycated-hemoglobin-in-a-diabetic-patient-with-hereditary-hemolytic-anemia-and-liver-cirrhosis
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Rieko Nakatani, Takashi Murata, Takeshi Usui, Koki Moriyoshi, Toshiki Komeda, Yuichi Masuda, Maiko Kakita-Kobayashi, Tetsuya Tagami, Shinsaku Imashuku, Shigeo Kono, Kazunori Yamada, Akira Shimatsu
Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a widely used marker of glycemic control but can be affected by hemolytic anemia. Glycated albumin (GA) is also affected in patients with liver cirrhosis. We herein report the assessment of glycemic control in a 41-year-old man with dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis and a PIEZO1 gene mutation complicated by diabetes mellitus and liver cirrhosis due to hemochromatosis. The estimated HbA1c calculated from the average glucose level obtained by continuous glucose monitoring or by self-monitoring of blood glucose was useful for evaluating the glycemic control in this patient, as HbA1c and GA were unreliable due to the coexisting conditions...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222917/diagnostic-modalities-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-and-associated-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Zobair M Younossi, Rohit Loomba, Quentin M Anstee, Mary E Rinella, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Giulio Marchesini, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri, Lawrence Serfaty, Francesco Negro, Stephen H Caldwell, Vlad Ratziu, Kathleen E Corey, Scott L Friedman, Manal F Abdelmalek, Stephen A Harrison, Arun J Sanyal, Joel E Lavine, Philippe Mathurin, Michael R Charlton, Zachary D Goodman, Naga P Chalasani, Kris V Kowdley, Jacob George, Keith Lindor
NAFLD is a spectrum comprised of isolated steatosis, NASH, advanced fibrosis, and cirrhosis. The majority of NAFLD subjects do not have NASH and don't carry a significant risk for adverse outcomes (cirrhosis and mortality). Globally, the prevalence of NAFLD is approximately 25%. In Asia, a gradient of high prevalence rates to low rates are noted from urban to rural areas. Given the prevalence of NAFLD, the clinical and economic burden of NAFLD and NASH can be substantial. With increasing recognition as an important liver disease, the diagnosis of NASH still requires a liver biopsy which is suboptimal...
December 9, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218813/association-of-pnpla3-rs738409-polymorphism-with-liver-steatosis-but-not-with-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-hbv-infection-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Saman Ghalamkari, Heidar Sharafi, Seyed Moayed Alavian
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a worldwide health issue and is well known to be the main cause of developing secondary liver complications such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The PNPLA3 rs738409 polymorphism has been investigated conclusively with occurrence risk of steatosis and cirrhosis. Therefore, performing a meta-analysis of the available studies with the aim of clarifying the association between rs738409 and occurrence risk of steatosis and cirrhosis among HBV-infected patients would be helpful...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218665/benefits-of-laparoscopic-liver-resection-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-portal-hypertension-a-case-matched-study
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Víctor Molina, Jaime Sampson-Dávila, Joana Ferrer, Constantino Fondevila, Rafael Díaz Del Gobbo, David Calatayud, Jordi Bruix, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Josep Fuster
BACKGROUND: The advantages of laparoscopy over open liver resection in patients with cirrhosis have been widely demonstrated. On the other hand, information on the role of minimally invasive liver surgery in the presence of clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) is scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of laparoscopic liver resection in selected cirrhotic patients with CSPH. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who were treated with laparoscopic liver resection was conducted from December 2005 to April 2016...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218132/portal-vein-thrombosis-in-adult-omani-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Khalid Al Hashmi, Lamya Al Aamri, Sulayma Al Lamki, Anil Pathare
OBJECTIVES: We sought to study the occurrence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in adult Omani patients. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study in patients diagnosed with PVT, which was confirmed by radiological imaging, from two tertiary hospitals over a 10-year period. Results: Amongst the 39 patients enrolled in the study, 15 (38.4%) had cirrhosis of the liver, and 24 (61.5%) were non-cirrhotic. In the non-cirrhotic PVT patients, 15 (62.5%) had acute PVT, whereas nine (37...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214880/low-ascitic-fluid-total-protein-levels-is-not-associated-to-the-development-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cohort-of-274-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Silje Mo, Flemming Bendtsen, Signe Skovgaard Wiese, Nina Kimer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a complication to decompensated cirrhosis. Fluoroquinolones may prevent SBP. However, predictive markers for SBP are wanted. Guidelines suggest that patients with ascitic fluid protein below 15 g/l receive fluoroquinolones to prevent SBP. This study aimed to assess the clinical utility of low ascitic fluid protein in predicting SBP in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. METHODS: A total of 274 patients with cirrhosis and ascites underwent paracentesis between January 2010 and June 2015...
December 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214510/myeloid-deficiency-of-ccn3-exacerbates-liver-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Wenconghui Wu, Xingjian Hu, Xianming Zhou, Philip A Klenotic, Qi Zhou, Zhiyong Lin
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat accumulates in the liver of patients without a prior history of alcohol abuse. The most severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), often leads to hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis with ensuing complications. To date, there is no pharmacologic treatment for NASH. The biological effects of CCN3, specifically its role in the regulation of inflammation, reactive oxygen species production and angiogenesis, have been recently established. Additional data suggests that CCN3 is associated with the development of tumors in the liver yet may be protective of liver fibrogenesis...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210030/pharmacologic-prevention-of-variceal-bleeding-and-rebleeding
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REVIEW
Anna Baiges, Virginia Hernández-Gea, Jaime Bosch
BACKGROUND: Variceal bleeding is a major complication of portal hypertension, which is associated with significant mortality. Moreover, patients surviving a variceal bleeding episode have very high risk of rebleeding, which is associated with mortality as high as that of the first bleed. Because of this, prevention of bleeding from gastroesophageal varices has been one of the main therapeutic goals since the advent of the first effective therapies for portal hypertension. AIM: This review deals with the present day state-of-the-art pharmacological prevention of variceal bleeding in primary and secondary prophylaxis...
December 5, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207755/correlation-of-trace-elements-in-patients-of-chronic-liver-disease-with-respect-to-child-turcotte-pugh-scoring-system
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Amit Agarwal, Shilpa Avarebeel, Narendra S Choudhary, Mohan Goudar, C J Tejaswini
Introduction: Zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium are essential trace elements whose role in chronic liver disease and its complications is not clear. Aim: To study the concentration of these elements in patients with Chronic Liver Disease (CLD) with respect to Child-Torcotte-Pugh (CTP) scoring. Materials and Methods: This was an observational study carried out in the Department of Medicine, JSS Hospital, Mysore, India, between October 2013 and October 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207749/cirrhosis-of-liver-and-diabetes-mellitus-the-diabolic-duo
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Thazhath Mavali Ramachandran, Aninchent Harayil Rajan Rajneesh, George Sarin Zacharia, Rajendran P Adarsh
Introduction: Cirrhosis of the liver and diabetes mellitus are two chronic illnesses with significant impact on the quality of life. Studies from different part of the world have shown the combination to be associated with higher incidence of complications of cirrhosis and reduced survival. However, data on the impact of pre-cirrhotic and post-cirrhotic diabetes on cirrhosis is minimal. Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the complications of cirrhosis patients with and without co-existent DM and to compare the relation between cirrhosis patients with antecedent DM and hepatogenous DM...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206894/liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-disease-a-retrospective-study
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Gabriele A Vassallo, Claudia Tarli, Maria M Rando, Carolina Mosoni, Antonio Mirijello, Adwoa Agyei-Nkansah, Mariangela Antonelli, Luisa Sestito, Germano Perotti, Daniela Di Giuda, Salvatore Agnes, Antonio Grieco, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giovanni Addolorato
Aim: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is the most common liver disease in the Western World. Liver transplantation (LT) is the treatment for end-stage ALD. However, many transplant centers are still reluctant to transplant these patients because of the risk of alcohol relapse, recurrence of the primary liver disease and associated post-transplant complications. We examined survival rate, prevalence of primary liver disease recurrence, re-transplantation and post-transplant complications among transplanted patients for alcoholic cirrhosis compared with those transplanted for viral cirrhosis...
December 1, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201798/adrenal-insufficiency-in-cirrhosis-patients-evaluation-of-108-case-series
#15
Hali Rakici
Aim: Adrenal insufficiency (AI) in cirrhosis is an issue that has recently gained momentum. It can be seen in both stable and critically ill (sepsis, septic shock, and gastrointestinal system bleeding) cirrhotic patients. Its prevalence exists in a wide range since standardization of diagnostic methods is lacking. We aimed to scrutinize this issue in a 108 case series. Materials and methods: We studied the presence of AI and its stage in patients with cirrhosis and its complications by using cross-sectional study...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200007/disruption-of-the-gut-liver-axis-in-the-pathogenesis-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Tao Zhang, Kewei Sun, Ya Wang, Lei Huang, Ren Lang, Wei Jiang
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is characterized by organ failure mediated by acute decompensation of cirrhosis. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of the gut-liver axis (GLS) and its association with ACLF pathogenesis. In this review, we discuss the mechanisms related to the alteration of the GLA and their involvement in ACLF pathogenesis and suggest some possible therapeutic options that could modulate the GLA dysfunction. This knowledge may provide information useful for the design of therapeutic strategies for gut dysbiosis and its complications in ACLF...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198937/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-liver-disease-in-adults-who-have-had-the-fontan-operation
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Anushree Agarwal, Colin Cunnington, Aarthi Sabanayagam, Lucas Zier, Charles E McCulloch, Ian S Harris, Elyse Foster, Dougal Atkinson, Angela Bryan, Petra Jenkins, Jaspal Dua, Michael J Parker, Devinda Karunaratne, John A Moore, Jeffrey Meadows, Bernard Clarke, Johann Andreas Hoschtitzky, Vaikom Subramanian Mahadevan
BACKGROUND: Liver disease (LD) is a long-term complication in patients with a single ventricle who have had the Fontan operation. A decline in cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) variables is associated with increased risk of hospitalization, but its association with LD is unknown. AIM: To determine the association between CPET variables and LD in adults who have had the Fontan operation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records from two tertiary institutions...
November 30, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198692/successful-recombinant-thrombomodulin-treatment-for-thrombotic-microangiopathy-after-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
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T Motomura, T Yoshizumi, M Ohira, Y Mano, T Toshima, S Itoh, N Harada, N Harimoto, T Ikegami, Y Soejima, Y Maehara
Transplant-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA) is a rare but severe complication after liver transplantation. In contrast to other thrombotic microangiopathies, treatment for TA-TMA has yet to be clarified. A 52-year-old male patient with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C underwent split liver transplantation from a deceased donor. His clinical course was without complication until 4 days after transplantation, when he experienced impaired consciousness, hemolytic anemia with fragmented erythrocytes, and marked thrombocytopenia...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198691/successful-liver-transplantation-from-a-donor-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-9-months
#19
K Munawar, N Rajagopalan, A Grigorian, D Dennis, M Guglin
Organ donor criteria continue to be extended in an attempt to meet growing demands. Patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices are one group of potential donors being considered. One concern with this group is the effect of continuous flow for a prolonged duration, as opposed to normal pulsatile flow, on end-organ function. We report the 1st case of a liver transplantation from a donor who had a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device for 9 months. The recipient was a 69-year-old woman with a history of cryptogenic cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198689/utility-of-tolvaptan-in-the-perioperative-management-of-severe-hyponatremia-during-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
#20
A Parekh, P Rajaram, G Patel, R M Subramanian
Severe hyponatremia can complicate the pretransplantation management of patients with decompensated cirrhosis while they await liver transplantation. Before the liver transplant, it is critical to correct severe hyponatremia to an appropriate level to reduce the risks of perioperative complications such as central pontine myelinolysis, cerebral edema, and seizures. Vasopressin receptor antagonists, and in particular tolvaptan, offer a therapeutic modality that can correct severe refractory hyponatremia in a timely and predictable manner before liver transplantation...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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