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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341979/wilson-s-disease-in-children-a-position-paper-by-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-committee
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Piotr Socha, Wojciech Janczyk, Anil Dhawan, Ulrich Baumann, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Stuart Tanner, Raffaele Iorio, Pietro Vajro, Roderick Houwen, Björn Fischler, Antal Dezsofi, Nedim Hadzic, Loreto Hierro, Jörg Jahnel, Valérie McLin, Valerio Nobili, Francoise Smets, Henkjan J Verkade, Dominique Debray
BACKGROUND: Clinical presentations of Wilson's disease (WD) in childhood ranges from asymptomatic liver disease to cirrhosis or acute liver failure, while neurological and psychiatric symptoms are rare. The basic diagnostic approach includes serum ceruloplasmin and 24h-urinary copper excretion. Final diagnosis of WD can be established using a diagnostic scoring system based on symptoms, biochemical tests assessing copper metabolism and molecular analysis of mutations in the ATP7B gene...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328026/clinical-efficacy-of-s-adenosylmethionine-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-i-ii-stage
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A Antoniv, N Antofiychuk, T Danylyshina, I Trefanenko, V Shuper
The article presents a theoretical generalization of the results of the clinical efficacy of S-adenosylmethionine in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in comorbidity with obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) of the 1st-2nd stages. The objective of the article was to determine the likely effect of S-adenosylmethionine and Meldonium on the clinical course of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) of the I-II stages. We examined 75 patients with NASH with comorbid obesity I degree and CKD I and II dgrees...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316587/-evaluation-of-abnormal-liver-chemistries-in-general-practitioner-care-the-reality-of-primary-care-in-germany
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Michael Jansky, Christina Mattlinger, Marc Nguyen-Tat, Peter R Galle, Frank Lammert, Johannes Jäger, Julian Wangler
BACKGROUND:  In general practitioner care, abnormal liver chemistries are often being diagnosed unintentionally. So far, there is no evidence-based, structured diagnostic pathway for classifying and evaluating elevated liver enzymes, especially with regard to the early detection of patients at increased risk for liver fibrosis or liver cirrhosis. Accordingly, dealing with elevated liver values which are noticed in the course of a general blood examination is a diagnostic challenge that strongly depends on the doctor's approach...
January 9, 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310849/fat-burner-induced-acute-liver-injury-case-series-of-four-patients
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Aleksandar Gavrić, Marija Ribnikar, Lojze Šmid, Boštjan Luzar, Borut Štabuc
Dietary supplements known as "fat burners" are typically marketed with claims of increasing energy expenditure through alterations in fat metabolism. They are marketed as natural products and their use is thus perceived as a safe body weight reduction strategy. We report on five episodes of liver injury in four patients. Liver injury was associated with consumption of different commercially available fat burners: Green tea extract (Camellia sinensis), Garcinia gummi-gutta, green coffee beans, and spirulina (blue-green algae)...
November 6, 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290174/eight-week-outcomes-of-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-noncirrhotic-treatment-naive-patients-with-hepatitis-c-analysis-of-pharmacy-based-data
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Jennifer Andres, Stephen Lott, Kamran Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have demonstrated that 8 weeks of ledipasvir and sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) achieved high rates of sustained virologic response at 12 weeks (SVR12) in patients with hepatitis C viral (HCV) genotype 1 infection. The effectiveness of this combination was noted to be robust in treatment-naive noncirrhotic patients and in patients with an HCV viral load of < 6 million IU/mL before treatment. Generalizability of these results to community clinical practice, however, was advised with caution due to the variability of staging methods, fluctuating nature of viral loads, lack of prospective trials, and real-life confirmation...
January 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284916/comparison-of-basic-and-ensemble-data-mining-methods-in-predicting-5-year-survival-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, Sedigheh Kheirian, Mohammad Reza Zali
Introduction: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies and cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Given the importance of predicting the survival of CRC patients and the growing use of data mining methods, this study aims to compare the performance of models for predicting 5-year survival of CRC patients using variety of basic and ensemble data mining methods. Methods: The CRC dataset from The Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases were used for prediction and comparative study of the base and ensemble data mining techniques...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234199/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-hepatitis-delta-virus-infection-in-a-tertiary-hospital-setting-in-cameroon
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Henry N Luma, Servais A F B Eloumou, Cécile Okalla, Olivier Donfack-Sontsa, Ruth Koumitana, Agnes Malongue, Georges B Nko'Ayissi, Dominique N Noah
Background/Aims: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis D virus (HDV) coinfection is associated with more severe liver disease than HBV alone. More knowledge on the epidemiology and clinical impact of HDV-infected individuals is needed in Cameroon.We aimed at determining the frequency of anti-HDV antibody testing in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive patients, the proportion of anti-HDV positivity, and the characteristics of anti-HDV positive compared to anti-HDV negative patients in a tertiary hospital setting in Cameroon...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234195/simple-anthropometric-indices-are-useful-for-predicting-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-in-asian-indians
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Ayaskanta Singh, Sasmita Parida, Jimmy Narayan, Preetam Nath, Pradeep K Padhi, Girish K Pati, Prasanta K Parida, Chudamani Meher, Omprakash Agrawal, Shivaram P Singh
Background and aims: With the rising prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become the most common liver disorder in both developed and developing nations. Several studies on NAFLD have described waist circumference, a surrogate marker of visceral fat accumulation and waist height ratio as a better screening tool for NAFLD and metabolic syndrome than body mass index (BMI). We conducted this study to assess simple abdominal obesity indices as a predictor of NAFLD and determine the appropriate cut-off levels with reference to NAFLD...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230485/-importance-of-functional-diagnostics-in-gastroenterology
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REVIEW
M Hollenbach, A Hoffmeister, J Rosendahl, J Mössner
In this review article important and frequently used investigation methods for gastrointestinal functional diagnostics are presented. Some other rarely used special investigations are also explained. The hydrogen breath test is simple to carry out, ubiquitously available and enables the detection of lactose, fructose and sorbitol malabsorption. Furthermore, by the application of glucose, the test can be carried out when there is a suspicion of abnormal intestinal bacterial colonization and using lactulose for measuring small intestinal transit time...
December 11, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201793/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-spontaneous-vs-in-vitro-fertilization
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Filiz F Bolukbas, Cengiz Bolukbas, Hatice Y Balaban, Cem Aygun, Seyda Ignak, Emine Ergul, Mehtap Yazicioglu, Suat S Ersahin
Aim: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the most common liver disease in pregnancy. Although it was shown that multiple pregnancy and hormone therapies increase the risk of ICP, there is limited information that compared spontaneous fertilization and in vitro fertilization (IVF) from the aspect of developing ICP. In our study, we investigated the potential relationship between ICP and IVF/ spontaneous pregnancy. Materials and methods: We reviewed the records (between June 2007 and December 2014) of pregnancies with ICP who were referred to gastroenterology clinics in three different hospitals...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158853/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-autoimmune-liver-diseases-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-cuba
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Marlen Ivón Castellanos Fernández, Deyanira la Rosa Hernández, Diego Enrique Cabrera Eugenio, Wilson Palanca, Zaily Dorta Guridi, Licet González Fabián
Background: Autoimmune liver diseases (AILD) comprise a set of entities characterized by tissue damage as a result of the loss of self-tolerance. There are few reports of AILD from Caribbean countries. Objectives: The aim of our study was to investigate the clinical patterns, laboratory findings, and immunologic features, treatment responses, and prognoses of AILD in adult patients at a Cuban tertiary referral center. Methods: A prospective study was conducted at the National Institute of Gastroenterology in Havana, Cuba, from May 2012 to April 2016...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151903/fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-gastroenterological-cancer-evaluation-of-measurement-methods-using-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-and-a-literature-review
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Kensuke Yamamura, Yoshifumi Baba, Keisuke Miyake, Kenichi Nakamura, Hironobu Shigaki, Kosuke Mima, Junji Kurashige, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yasuo Sakamoto, Yoichi Yamashita, Naoya Yoshida, Masayuki Watanabe, Hideo Baba
The human microbiome Fusobacterium nucleatum, which primarily inhabits the oral cavity, causes periodontal disease and has also been implicated in the development of colorectal cancer. However, whether F. nucleatum is present in other gastroenterological cancer tissues remains to be elucidated. The present study evaluated whether quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays were able to detect F. nucleatum DNA and measure the quantity of F. nucleatum DNA in esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and liver cancer tissues...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132759/hepatitis-b-in-sub-saharan-africa-strategies-to-achieve-the-2030-elimination-targets
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REVIEW
C Wendy Spearman, Mary Afihene, Reidwaan Ally, Betty Apica, Yaw Awuku, Lina Cunha, Geoffrey Dusheiko, Neliswa Gogela, Chris Kassianides, Michael Kew, Philip Lam, Olufunmilayo Lesi, Marie-Jeanne Lohouès-Kouacou, Papa Saliou Mbaye, Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Betty Musau, Olusegun Ojo, John Rwegasha, Barbara Scholz, Abate B Shewaye, Christian Tzeuton, Mark W Sonderup
The WHO global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis, created in May, 2016, aims to achieve a 90% reduction in new cases of chronic hepatitis B and C and a 65% reduction in mortality due to hepatitis B and C by 2030. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa, and despite the introduction of universal hepatitis B vaccination and effective antiviral therapy, the estimated overall seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen remains high at 6·1% (95% uncertainty interval 4·6-8·5). In this Series paper, we have reviewed the literature to examine the epidemiology, burden of liver disease, and elimination strategies of hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa...
December 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122851/guidelines-on-the-management-of-abnormal-liver-blood-tests
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Philip N Newsome, Rob Cramb, Suzanne M Davison, John F Dillon, Mark Foulerton, Edmund M Godfrey, Richard Hall, Ulrike Harrower, Mark Hudson, Andrew Langford, Anne Mackie, Robert Mitchell-Thain, Karen Sennett, Nicholas C Sheron, Julia Verne, Martine Walmsley, Andrew Yeoman
These updated guidelines on the management of abnormal liver blood tests have been commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) under the auspices of the liver section of the BSG. The original guidelines, which this document supersedes, were written in 2000 and have undergone extensive revision by members of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG). The GDG comprises representatives from patient/carer groups (British Liver Trust, Liver4life, PBC Foundation and PSC Support), elected members of the BSG liver section (including representatives from Scotland and Wales), British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL), Specialist Advisory Committee in Clinical Biochemistry/Royal College of Pathology and Association for Clinical Biochemistry, British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), Public Health England (implementation and screening), Royal College of General Practice, British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiologists (BSGAR) and Society of Acute Medicine...
January 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074347/management-consensus-guideline-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-2016-updated-by-the-taiwan-liver-cancer-association-and-the-gastroenterological-society-of-taiwan
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BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality in Taiwan. To help clinical physicians to manage patients with HCC, the Taiwan Liver Cancer Association and the Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan produced the management consensus guideline for HCC. METHODS: The recommendations focus on nine important issues on management of HCC, including surveillance, diagnosis, staging, surgery, local ablation, transarterial chemoembolization/transarterial radioembolization/hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy, systemic therapy, radiotherapy, and prevention...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069254/accuracy-of-transient-elastography-fibroscan%C3%A2-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-imaging-the-enhanced-liver-fibrosis-elf-test-apri-and-the-fib-4-index-compared-with-liver-biopsy-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Taisa Grotta Ragazzo, Denise Paranagua-Vezozzo, Fabiana Roberto Lima, Daniel Ferraz de Campos Mazo, Mário Guimarães Pessoa, Claudia Pinto Oliveira, Venancio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Flair José Carrilho
OBJECTIVES: Although liver biopsy is the gold standard for determining the degree of liver fibrosis, issues regarding its invasiveness and the small amount of liver tissue evaluated can limit its applicability and interpretation in clinical practice. Non-invasive evaluation methods for liver fibrosis can address some of these limitations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of transient elastography-FibroScan®, acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI), enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF), the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and the FIB-4 index compared with liver biopsy in hepatitis C...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067151/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-the-management-of-uncertainty-and-complexity
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REVIEW
Katherine Arndtz, Gideon M Hirschfield
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare chronic autoimmune disease with no effective therapy and a large unmet need for new treatments. Patients require significant healthcare resources over their lifetime with high rates of hospital admission, malignancy, liver transplantation and death. As a rare disease, expertise in management can be limited to large referral liver transplant programmes, and even then there is frequently variation in practice. In this case-based review, we aim to discuss common clinical dilemmas encountered by clinicians managing patients with PSC and address related competencies in the 2010 Gastroenterology Curriculum...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067150/care-standards-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-the-united-kingdom-2016-a-cross-sectional-survey
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David A Sheridan, Guru Aithal, William Alazawi, Michael Allison, Quentin Anstee, Jeremy Cobbold, Shahid Khan, Andrew Fowell, Stuart McPherson, Philip N Newsome, Jude Oben, Jeremy Tomlinson, Emmanouil Tsochatzis
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines for the assessment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have been published in 2016 by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and European Associations for the study of the Liver-European Association for the study of Diabetes-European Association for the study of Obesity. Prior to publication of these guidelines, we performed a cross-sectional survey of gastroenterologists and hepatologists regarding NAFLD diagnosis and management. DESIGN: An online survey was circulated to members of British Association for the Study of the Liver and British Society of Gastroenterology between February 2016 and May 2016...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022143/comorbidity-of-gastrointestinal-disorders-migraine-and-tension-type-headache-a-cross-sectional-study-in-iran
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Fahimeh Martami, Zeinab Ghorbani, Maryam Abolhasani, Mansoureh Togha, Alipasha Meysamie, Alireza Sharifi, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi
Migraine can be accompanied by some gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) and different lower and upper GI disorders as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) and cholelithiasis. This cross-sectional study included 1574 overweight and obese participants who were referred to the Obesity Research Center of Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran. The diagnosis of migraine and TTH was made by an expert neurologist based on the international classification of headache disorders-III β (ICHD III β)...
October 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994887/hepatic-hydrothorax-about-a-hospital-serie-of-63-cases
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Leila Mouelhi, Oussama Daboussi, Nadia Cheffi, Kaouther El Jery, Yosra Said, Sana Khedher, Mohamed Salem, Radhouane Dabbèche, Fatma Houissa, Taoufik Najjar
BACKGROUND: Hepatic hydrothorax is a less common complication of cirrhosis with an estimated prevalence of 10- 15%. In the vast majority of cases, ascites are also present but significant pleural effusion may develop in patients without ascites. Hepatic hydrothorax is associated with cirrhosis whatever its etiology. The prognosis of hepatic hydrothorax remains unclear and is closely related to available therapeutic options. The aim of our study is to determine the prevalence of hydrothorax in cirrhotic patients, detail its clinical and therapeutic characteristics, and study the evolutive profile of cirrhotic patients with hydrothorax by comparing it to those without hydrothorax...
December 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
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