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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777749/burden-of-liver-disease-in-europe-epidemiology-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-to-identify-prevention-policies
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Laura Pimpin, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Francesco Negro, Emily Corbould, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Laura Webber, Nick Sheron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burden of liver disease in Europe continues to grow. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of liver diseases and their risk factors in European countries, and identify public health interventions that could impact on these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease. METHODS: As part of the HEPAHEALTH project, commissioned by EASL, we extracted information on historical and current prevalence and mortality from national and international literature and databases on liver disease in 35 countries in the WHO European region, as well as historical and recent prevalence data on their main determinants; alcohol consumption, obesity and hepatitis B and C virus infections...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761165/a-real-world-observational-cohort-of-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-target-primary-biliary-cholangitis-study-design-and-rationale
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Cynthia Levy, Christopher L Bowlus, Elizabeth Carey, Julie M Crawford, Karen Deane, Marlyn J Mayo, W Ray Kim, Michael W Fried
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a rare chronic cholestatic liver disease that may progress to biliary cirrhosis if left untreated. The first-line therapy for PBC is ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). Unfortunately, 1 of 3 patients does not respond to UDCA. These patients are at risk for developing clinical events, including cirrhosis, complications of portal hypertension, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplant, or death. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved obeticholic acid to be used in certain patients with PBC...
May 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719358/antipsychotic-drugs-and-liver-injury
#3
Qinyu Lv, Zhenghui Yi
In October 2015, the drug-induced liver diseases group of the Chinese Society of Hepatology drafted and published the first Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines on Drug-induced Liver Injury in China, giving suggestions on the diagnosis and treatment of drug-induced liver injury (DILI). As a psychiatrist, I have found that in clinical practice both typical and new antipsychotic drugs can induce liver injury to varying degrees. Therefore, it is necessary to quickly and accurately determine the cause of liver injury and the type and severity of injury and establish a solution...
February 25, 2018: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686404/systems-biology-in-hepatology-approaches-and-applications
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REVIEW
Adil Mardinoglu, Jan Boren, Ulf Smith, Mathias Uhlen, Jens Nielsen
Detailed insights into the biological functions of the liver and an understanding of its crosstalk with other human tissues and the gut microbiota can be used to develop novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of liver-associated diseases, including fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Biological network models, including metabolic, transcriptional regulatory, protein-protein interaction, signalling and co-expression networks, can provide a scaffold for studying the biological pathways operating in the liver in connection with disease development in a systematic manner...
April 23, 2018: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681874/alexithymia-in-gastroenterology-and-hepatology-a-systematic-review
#5
Danilo Carrozzino, Piero Porcelli
Background: Alexithymia is a multifaceted personality construct that represents a deficit in the cognitive processing of emotions and is currently understood to be related to a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. The present review aims to investigate the relationship of alexithymia with gastrointestinal (GI) disorders as functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID, as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) [ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD)] and liver diseases as chronic hepatitis C (CHC), cirrhosis, and liver transplantation...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624848/autofluorescence-based-optical-biopsy-an-effective-diagnostic-tool-in-hepatology
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Anna Cleta Croce, Andrea Ferrigno, Giovanni Bottiroli, Mariapia Vairetti
Autofluorescence emission of liver tissue depends on the presence of endogenous biomolecules able to fluoresce under suitable light excitation. Overall autofluorescence emission contains much information of diagnostic value, because it is the sum of individual autofluorescence contributions from fluorophores involved in metabolism, for example NAD(P)H, flavins, lipofuscins, retinoids, porphyrins, bilirubin and lipids, or in structural architecture, for example fibrous proteins, in close relationship with normal, altered or diseased conditions of the liver...
April 6, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619424/liver-stiffness-measurement-predicted-liver-related-events-and-all-cause-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-nonlinear-dose-response-meta-analysis
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Junna Wang, Jiajun Li, Quan Zhou, Dandan Zhang, Qiu Bi, Yulin Wu, Wenxiang Huang
Numerous studies have investigated the prognosis value of the liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by transient elastography in assessing the risk of liver-related events (LREs) and all-cause mortality in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). However, the shape of the dose-response relationship between them remains unclear. We searched PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and reference lists of articles for studies published up to July 1, 2017, that assessed the LSM in predicting LREs and all-cause mortality among subjects with CLD...
April 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619421/influence-of-spontaneous-splenorenal-shunts-on-clinical-outcomes-in-decompensated-cirrhosis-and-after-liver-transplantation
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Karen Saks, Kyle K Jensen, Joel McLouth, Justine Hum, Joseph Ahn, Atif Zaman, Michael F Chang, Alice Fung, Barry Schlansky
Cirrhosis and portal hypertension can lead to the formation of a spontaneous splenorenal shunt (SSRS) that may divert portal blood flow to the systemic circulation and reduce hepatic perfusion. Our aims were to evaluate SSRSs as an independent prognostic marker for mortality in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and the influence of SSRSs on liver transplantation (LT) outcomes. We retrospectively analyzed adult patients with decompensated cirrhosis undergoing LT evaluation from January 2001 to February 2016 at a large U...
April 2018: Hepatology communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619417/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-contributes-to-subclinical-atherosclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yao-Yao Zhou, Xiao-Dong Zhou, Sheng-Jie Wu, Dan-Hong Fan, Sven Van Poucke, Yong-Ping Chen, Shen-Wen Fu, Ming-Hua Zheng
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In our meta-analysis, we aimed to assess the correlation of NAFLD and four surrogate markers of subclinical atherosclerosis. PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched up until April 2017. Original studies investigating the association between NAFLD and subclinical atherosclerosis were included. The outcome data were extracted and pooled for the effect estimate by using a random-effects model...
April 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570147/nutrition-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-position-paper-on-behalf-of-the-porto-inflammatory-bowel-disease-group-of-the-european-society-of-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Erasmo Miele, Raanan Shamir, Marina Aloi, Amit Assa, Christian Braegger, Jiri Bronsky, Lissy de Ridder, Johanna C Escher, Iva Hojsak, Sanja Kolaček, Sibylle Koletzko, Arie Levine, Paolo Lionetti, Massimo Martinelli, Frank Ruemmele, Richard K Russell, Rotem Sigall Boneh, Johan van Limbergen, Gigi Veereman, Annamaria Staiano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A growing body of evidence supports the need for detailed attention to nutrition and diet in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to define the steps in instituting dietary or nutritional management in light of the current evidence and to offer a useful and practical guide to physicians and dieticians involved in the care of pediatric IBD patients. METHODS: A group of 20 experts in pediatric IBD participated in an iterative consensus process including 2 face-to-face meetings, following an open call to Nutrition Committee of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Porto, IBD Interest, and Nutrition Committee...
April 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551598/global-prevalence-of-celiac-disease-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Prashant Singh, Ananya Arora, Tor A Strand, Daniel A Leffler, Carlo Catassi, Peter H Green, Ciaran P Kelly, Vineet Ahuja, Govind K Makharia
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Celiac disease is a major public health problem worldwide. Although initially it was reported from countries with predominant Caucasian populations, it now has been reported from other parts of the world. The exact global prevalence of celiac disease is not known. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the global prevalence of celiac disease. METHODS: We searched Medline, PubMed, and EMBASE for the keywords celiac disease, celiac, celiac disease, tissue transglutaminase antibody, anti-endomysium antibody, endomysial antibody, and prevalence for studies published from January 1991 through March 2016...
June 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537127/successful-pregnancy-outcomes-following-liver-transplantation-is-predicted-by-renal-function
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Tiong Y Lim, Enoka Gonsalkorala, Mary D Cannon, Stella Gabeta, Leonie Penna, Nigel D Heaton, Michael A Heneghan
Liver transplantation (LT) is a successful treatment for both acute liver failure and end-stage liver disease. The number of women of reproductive age undergoing LT is increasing. Pregnancy outcomes are favorable, but there is still a lack of prognostic markers. We aimed to identify factors predictive of adverse pregnancy outcomes in LT recipients. An analysis of all pregnancies occurring in LT recipients from 1989 to 2016 at King's College Hospital was performed. Clinical data of 162 conceptions in 93 women were reviewed...
May 2018: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531465/quality-indicators-in-pediatric-colonoscopy-in-a-low-volume-center-implications-for-training
#13
Way-Seah Lee, Chun-Wei Tee, Zhong-Lin Koay, Tat-Seng Wong, Fatimah Zahraq, Hee-Wei Foo, Sik-Yong Ong, Shin-Yee Wong, Ruey-Terng Ng
AIM: To study implications of measuring quality indicators on training and trainees' performance in pediatric colonoscopy in a low-volume training center. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively the performance of pediatric colonoscopies in a training center in Malaysia over 5 years (January 2010-December 2015), benchmarked against five quality indicators: appropriateness of indications, bowel preparations, cecum and ileal examination rates, and complications. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline for pediatric endoscopy and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition training guidelines were used as benchmarks...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530322/early-outcomes-using-hepatitis-c-positive-donors-for-cardiac-transplantation-in-the-era-of-effective-direct-acting-anti-viral-therapies
#14
Kelly H Schlendorf, Sandip Zalawadiya, Ashish S Shah, Mark Wigger, Chan Y Chung, Sarah Smith, Matthew Danter, Chun W Choi, Mary E Keebler, D Marshall Brinkley, Suzanne Brown Sacks, Henry Ooi, Roman Perri, Joseph A Awad, Samuel Lewis, Rachel Hayes, Heather O'Dell, Callie Darragh, Alicia Carver, Cori Edmonds, Shelley Ruzevich-Scholl, JoAnn Lindenfeld
BACKGROUND: Given the shortage of suitable donor hearts for cardiac transplantation, and the favorable safety and efficacy of current agents used to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV), our institution recently piloted transplantation of select patients using HCV-positive donors. METHODS: Between September 2016 and March 2017, 12 HCV-naive patients and 1 patient with a history of treated HCV underwent heart transplantation (HT) using hearts from HCV-positive donors after informed consent...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527259/digital-liver-biopsy-bio-imaging-of-fatty-liver-for-translational-and-clinical-research
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REVIEW
Marcello Mancini, Paul Summers, Francesco Faita, Maurizia R Brunetto, Francesco Callea, Andrea De Nicola, Nicole Di Lascio, Fabio Farinati, Amalia Gastaldelli, Bruno Gridelli, Peppino Mirabelli, Emanuele Neri, Piero A Salvadori, Eleni Rebelos, Claudio Tiribelli, Luca Valenti, Marco Salvatore, Ferruccio Bonino
The rapidly growing field of functional, molecular and structural bio-imaging is providing an extraordinary new opportunity to overcome the limits of invasive liver biopsy and introduce a "digital biopsy" for in vivo study of liver pathophysiology. To foster the application of bio-imaging in clinical and translational research, there is a need to standardize the methods of both acquisition and the storage of the bio-images of the liver. It can be hoped that the combination of digital, liquid and histologic liver biopsies will provide an innovative synergistic tri-dimensional approach to identifying new aetiologies, diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for the optimization of personalized therapy of liver diseases and liver cancer...
February 27, 2018: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491751/infantile-gastroesophageal-reflux-adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-in-the-hospital-setting
#16
Heather A Long, Lauren Solski, Jill A Rebuck, Colin Bridgeman
OBJECTIVES: Recent guidelines defined and differentiated the management of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The guidelines recommend against using empiric acid suppression therapy for infantile GER. The primary objective of this study was to assess inpatient guideline adherence regarding management of infantile GER through the perspective of pharmacists. Secondary objectives included assessing pharmacist comfort level with differentiation between GER and GERD, observing current trends in practice relating to the primary objective, and determining the availability of institution-specific guidelines that address the management of infantile GER...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484898/an-overview-of-the-clinical-management-of-cyclic-vomiting-syndrome-in-childhood
#17
Claudio Romano, Valeria Dipasquale, Anna Rybak, Donatella Comito, Osvaldo Borrelli
This narrative review provides an update on cyclic vomiting syndrome pathogenesis, diagnosis and management, based upon studies published after the 2008 North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) official recommendations. The review began with a comprehensive PubMed/Medline search for "cyclic vomiting syndrome", "periodic syndromes" and "pediatrics" from 2000 up to October 2017. Additional papers were identified by reviewing the re-ference lists of retrieved publications...
March 23, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470322/pediatric-gastroesophageal-reflux-clinical-practice-guidelines-joint-recommendations-of-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-and-the-european-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
#18
Rachel Rosen, Yvan Vandenplas, Maartje Singendonk, Michael Cabana, Carlo DiLorenzo, Frederic Gottrand, Sandeep Gupta, Miranda Langendam, Annamaria Staiano, Nikhil Thapar, Neelesh Tipnis, Merit Tabbers
This document serves as an update of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2009 clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants and children and is intended to be applied in daily practice and as a basis for clinical trials. Eight clinical questions addressing diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic topics were formulated...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457570/infant-formulae-supplemented-with-prebiotics-are-they-better-than-unsupplemented-formulae-an-updated-systematic-review
#19
Agata Skórka, Małgorzata Pieścik-Lech, Maciej Kołodziej, Hania Szajewska
In 2011, the Committee on Nutrition of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition systematically reviewed published evidence related to the safety and health effects of the administration of formulae supplemented with pro- and/or prebiotics compared with unsupplemented formulae. We updated evidence on the effects of the administration of prebiotic-supplemented infant formulae (IF) compared with unsupplemented IF. Five databases were searched up to March 2017 for randomised controlled trials...
April 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424123/mouse-models-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-a-reflection-on-recent-literature
#20
REVIEW
Fahrettin Haczeyni, Matthew M Yeh, George N Ioannou, Isabelle A Leclercq, Robert Goldin, Yock Young Dan, Jun Yu, Narcissus C Teoh, Geoffrey C Farrell
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is strongly associated with overnutrition, insulin resistance, and predisposition to type 2 diabetes. To critically analyze the translational significance of currently used animal models of NASH, we reviewed articles published during the last 3 years that studied NASH pathogenesis using mouse models. Among 146 articles, 34 (23%) used models in which overnutrition was reported, and 36 (25%) demonstrated insulin resistance, with or without glucose intolerance. Half the articles contained no information on whether mice exhibited overnutrition or insulin resistance...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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