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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092846/status-epilepticus-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-how-to-avoid-misdiagnosis-in-patients-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
#1
Marika Rudler, Clémence Marois, Nicolas Weiss, Dominique Thabut, Vincent Navarro
PURPOSE: Status epilepticus (SE) in patients with cirrhosis is a rare but serious situation. Diagnosis may be difficult in emergency presentation, especially when patients present with hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Misdiagnosis must be avoided since some anti-epileptic drugs aggravate HE. In this retrospective study, we therefore assessed the frequency of SE in patients with cirrhosis, evaluated the accuracy of diagnosis and determined rates of mortality. METHOD: We reviewed data from all patients hospitalized from 2005 to 2013 in the Hepatology ICU for complications of cirrhosis with an initial diagnosis of SE...
December 27, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092641/performance-characterization-of-a-novel-electronic-number-connection-test-to-detect-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-cirrhotic-patients
#2
Tilo Wuensch, Darius Ferenc Ruether, Caroline Zöllner, Tobias Mueller, Tobias Jung, Magnus Kaffarnik, Ursula Kassner, Eckart Schott, Stephan Kiefer, Johann Pratschke, Martin Stockmann, Maximilian Jara
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a frequent complication of cirrhosis, characterized by cognitive deficits that negatively impact patients' quality of life. The mild, minimal hepatic encephalopathy (mHE) can only be detected by psychometric tests and early mHE detection can prevent more severe complications or even survival times. Here, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and validity of the novel-developed electronic number connection test (eNCT), which is designed as a fast and easy-to-perform mHE patient self-test...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091982/death-from-pulmonary-embolism-of-cyanoacrylate-glue-following-gastric-varix-endoscopic-injection
#3
Michael Philip Burke, Chris O'Donnell, Yeliena Baber
We present the case of a 25 year old woman with a complex past medical history including Crigler-Najjar syndrome (Type 1) with a liver transplant in 1993 and subsequent development of cirrhosis with portal hypertension in the transplanted liver. The deceased presented to hospital with hematemesis and investigations showed a large gastric varix. The varix was injected with cyanoacrylate glue. Within 30 min of injection the patient became acutely hypoxic. Urgent chest X-ray demonstrated radio opaque glue within the pulmonary arteries...
January 14, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091770/relevance-of-surgery-in-patients-with-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#4
S Dango, T Beißbarth, E Weiss, A Seif Amir Hosseini, D Raddatz, V Ellenrieder, J Lotz, B M Ghadimi, A Beham
INTRODUCTION: Upper GI bleeding remains one of the most common emergencies with a substantial overall mortality rate of up to 30%. In severe ill patients, death does not occur due to failure of hemostasis, either medical or surgical, but mainly from comorbidities, treatment complications, and decreased tolerated blood loss. Management strategies have changed dramatically over the last two decades and include primarily endoscopic intervention in combination with acid-suppressive therapy and decrease in surgical intervention...
January 14, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091405/evaluation-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatic-disease
#5
Ju Huang, Jun Cui
BACKGROUND: The 13C urea breath test (13C-UBT) is the gold standard for detecting Helicobacter pylori infection. H. pylori pathogenesis in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and related diseases remains obscure. We used 13C-UBT to detect H. pylori infection in patients with chronic HBV infection, HBV-related cirrhosis, HBV-related hepatic carcinoma, and other chronic hepatic diseases. METHODS: A total of 131 patients with chronic hepatitis B (HB), 179 with HBV-related cirrhosis, 103 with HBV-related hepatic carcinoma, 45 with HBV-negative hepatic carcinoma, and 150 controls were tested for H...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090224/computerized-tomography-guided-paracentesis-an-effective-alternative-to-bedside-paracentesis
#6
Vinaya Gaduputi, Hassan Tariq, Chaitanya Chandrala, Sailaja Sakam, Naeem Abbas, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND: Ascites remains the most common cause of hospitalization among patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Paracentesis is a relatively safe procedure with low complication rates. Computerized tomography (CT)-guided therapeutic paracentesis could be a safe and effective alternative to unaided or aided (ultrasonogram-guided) bedside paracentesis. In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of CT-guided paracentesis with bedside paracentesis...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087399/advances-with-using-crispr-cas-mediated-gene-editing-to-treat-infections-with-hepatitis-b-virus-and-hepatitis-c-virus
#7
REVIEW
Buhle Moyo, Kristie Bloom, Tristan Scott, Abdullah Ely, Patrick Arbuthnot
Chronic infections with hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses (HBV and HCV) account for the majority of cases of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Current therapies for the infections have limitations and improved efficacy is necessary to prevent complications in carriers of the viruses. In the case of HBV persistence, the replication intermediate comprising covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) is particularly problematic. Licensed therapies have little effect on cccDNA and HBV replication relapses following treatment withdrawal...
January 10, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079668/noninvasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension-and-detection-of-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhosis-state-of-the-art
#8
Ana C de Oliveira
Portal hypertension (PHT) is a major consequence of any chronic liver disease and it is the main cause of complications in patients with cirrhosis. Measurement of hepatic vein pressure gradient is considered the gold standard for PHT assessment, together with its diagnosis and prognosis relevance. Even though hepatic vein pressure gradient measurement is a safe procedure, it is still considered an invasive technique and not widely available. There is thus a need for noninvasive methods that can predict the progression of PHT as well as the presence and the risk of complications related to esophageal varices...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079252/outcomes-of-surgical-shunts-and-transjugular-intrahepatic-portasystemic-stent-shunts-for-complicated-portal-hypertension
#9
I Hosokawa, R Adam, M-A Allard, G Pittau, E Vibert, D Cherqui, A Sa Cunha, H Bismuth, M Miyazaki, D Castaing
BACKGROUND: Transjugular intrahepatic portasystemic stent shunt (TIPSS), instead of surgical shunt, has become the standard treatment for patients with complicated portal hypertension. This study compared outcomes in patients who underwent TIPSS or surgical shunting for complicated portal hypertension. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all consecutive patients who received portasystemic shunts from 1994 to 2014 at a single institution. Patients who underwent surgical shunting were compared with those who had a TIPSS procedure following one-to-one propensity score matching...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074870/microrna-155-is-upregulated-in-ascites-in-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
#10
Philipp Lutz, Mohamed M Haimid, Alessandra Pohlmann, Jennifer Lehmann, Christian Jansen, Robert Schierwagen, Sabine Klein, Christian P Strassburg, Ulrich Spengler, Jonel Trebicka
MircoRNA's (miR) have been recognised as important modulators of gene expression and potential biomarkers. However, they have been rarely investigated in bio fluids apart from blood. We investigated the association of miR-125b and miR-155 with complications of cirrhosis. Ascites was prospectively collected from patients with cirrhosis undergoing paracentesis at our department. miR's were determined in the supernatant using qPCR and normalized by SV-40. Clinical parameters were assessed at paracentesis and during follow-up...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073869/pancreatic-lymphoma-complicating-early-stage-chronic-hepatitis-c
#11
Vicky H Bhagat, Thomas Sepe
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has also been associated with many extrahepatic manifestations including the development of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Primary pancreatic lymphoma is very rare and comprises 2.2% of NHL and 4.9% of all pancreatic malignancies. Our patient was a woman with a history of infection with HCV found to have a mass in the head of the pancreas. Biopsy of the mass revealed a high-grade B-cell lymphoma consistent with Burkitt's lymphoma. Our case reflects a need to initiate antiviral therapy for all patients infected with HCV even in early stages of fibrosis to prevent cirrhosis and other extrahepatic manifestations of infection with HCV...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073411/-effect-of-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-on-immune-function-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-decompensated-hepatitis-b-cirrhosis
#12
X Q Fang, J F Zhang, H Y Song, Z L Chen, J Dong, X Chen, J J Pan, B Liu, C X Chen
Objective: To investigate the effect of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) on the immune function and prognosis of patients with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis. Methods: A total of 65 patients with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis were divided into observation group and control group. The patients in the observation group were given intervention (via the proper hepatic artery or the portal vein) and intravenous infusion of 4×10(8) hUCMSCs in two doses, as well as the same basic treatment as in the control group...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070149/outcome-analysis-of-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-cirrhotic-liver-disease
#13
Young-Jun Seol, Taek-Rim Yoon, Dong-Hyun Lee, Sun-Ho Lee, Kyung-Soon Park
OBJECTIVE: Present helpful measures to prevent expected complications that occur in patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing arthroplasty. METHODS: 218 patients who underwent hip or knee arthroplasty were included in this study. Prognoses of patients with underlying disease of liver cirrhosis and those without are compared with measures. RESULTS: Patients with liver cirrhosis show an increase in amount of bleeding, hospital stay and infection rate compared to those who do not...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068755/systematic-quantitation-of-histologic-patterns-shows-accuracy-in-reflecting-cirrhotic-remodeling
#14
Yan Wang, Wei Huang, Ruhua Li, Zhaoqiang Yun, Youfu Zhu, Jinlian Yang, Hailin Liu, Zhipeng Liu, Qianjin Feng, Jinlin Hou
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There still lacks a tool for precisely evaluating cirrhotic remodeling. Histologic distortion characterized in cirrhosis (i.e. cirrhotic patterns) has a validated pathophysiological meaning and the potential relevance to clinical complications. We aimed to establish a new tool for quantify the cirrhotic patterns and test it for reflecting the cirrhotic remodeling. METHODS: We designed a computerized algorithm (qCP) dedicated for the analysis of liver images acquired by second harmonic microscopy...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063764/plasma-transfusion-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-in-china-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
#15
REVIEW
Yao Lu, Guixiang Sun, Xiangfu Liu, Zhiguo Liu, Jianguo Tan, Yiwen Hao, Guiqiu Shan, Qun Luo, Deqing Wang, Yanchao Xing, Xianqing Zhang, Jiwu Gong, Simon J Stanworth, Jun Wang, Aiqing Wen
Patients with cirrhosis used to be associated with frequent use of blood components because of their complex disorder of hemostasis and bleeding complications. Recent findings have indicated that patients with cirrhosis have a state of "rebalanced" or even procoagulant hemostasis and have questioned the prophylactic use of plasma. To evaluate the current status of plasma use in patients with cirrhosis, we conducted a retrospective survey in 11 tertiary-care hospitals in China from September 1 to October 31, 2013...
December 2, 2016: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061014/a-new-definition-of-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-liver-transplantation
#16
Nicolas Golse, Petru Octav Bucur, Oriana Ciacio, Gabriella Pittau, Antonio Sa Cunha, René Adam, Denis Castaing, Teresa Antonini, Audrey Coilly, Didier Samuel, Daniel Cherqui, Eric Vibert
Although sarcopenia is a common complication of cirrhosis, its diagnosis remains nonconsensual: computed tomography (CT) scan determinations vary and no cutoff values have been established in cirrhotic populations undergoing liver transplantation (LT). Our aim was to compare the accuracy of the most widely used measurement techniques and to establish useful cutoffs in the setting of LT. From the 440 patients transplanted between January 2008 and May 2011 in our tertiary center, we selected 256 patients with cirrhosis for whom a recent CT scan was available during the 4 months prior to LT...
November 7, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060834/estimating-the-cost-effectiveness-of-one-time-screening-and-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-in-korea
#17
Do Young Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han, Byungyool Jun, Tae Hyun Kim, Sohee Park, Thomas Ward, Samantha Webster, Phil McEwan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study aims to investigate the cost-effectiveness of a one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and treatment program in South Korea where hepatitis B virus (HBV) prevails, in people aged 40-70, compared to current practice (no screening). METHODS: A published Markov model was used in conjunction with a screening and treatment decision tree to model patient cohorts, aged 40-49, 50-59 and 60-69 years, distributed across chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and compensated cirrhosis (CC) health states (82...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058019/clinical-features-of-acute-hepatitis-e-super-infections-on-chronic-hepatitis-b
#18
Chong Chen, Shu-Ye Zhang, Dan-Dan Zhang, Xin-Yan Li, Yu-Ling Zhang, Wei-Xia Li, Jing-Jing Yan, Min Wang, Jing-Na Xun, Chuan Lu, Yun Ling, Yu-Xian Huang, Liang Chen
AIM: To examine the clinical features and risk factors for adverse outcomes in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) superimposed with hepatitis E virus (HEV). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 228 patients with acute HEV infection (showing clinical acute hepatitis symptomology and positivity for anti-HEV immunoglobulin M) with underlying CHB (confirmed by positivity for hepatitis B surface antigen and/or hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA over 6 mo) who had been admitted to the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center, which represents the regional tertiary hospital for infectious diseases in Shanghai city, China...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054251/cirrhosis-and-liver-transplantation-in-patients-co-infected-with-hiv-and-hepatitis-b-or-c-an-observational-cohort-study
#19
Charlotte Warren-Gash, Kate Childs, Alicia Thornton, Sanjay Bhagani, Shirin Demma, Ankur Srivastava, Clifford Leen, Kosh Agarwal, Alison J Rodger, Caroline A Sabin
This study assessed the likelihood of referral for liver transplantation assessment in a prospective cohort of patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis B or C with complications of cirrhosis. There were 141 co-infected patients from 11 UK centres with at least one complication of cirrhosis recorded (either decompensation or hepatocellular carcinoma) out of 772 identified with cirrhosis and/or HCC. Only 23 of these 141 (16.3%) were referred for liver transplantation assessment, even though referral is recommended for co-infected patients after the first decompensation episode...
January 4, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052950/sepsis-and-siderosis-yersinia-enterocolitica-and-hereditary-haemochromatosis
#20
Phoebe A Thwaites, Marion L Woods
A 60-year-old woman was admitted with sepsis, relative bradycardia, CT evidence of numerous small liver abscesses and 'skin bronzing' consistent with hereditary haemochromatosis (HH). Yersinia enterocolitica O:9 infection was confirmed by serology specimens taken 10 days apart. Iron overload was detected, and homozygous C282Y gene mutation confirmed HH. Liver biopsy revealed grade IV siderosis with micronodular cirrhosis. Haemochromatosis is a common, inherited disorder leading to iron overload that can produce end-organ damage from excess iron deposition...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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