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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526812/soluble-axl-is-an-accurate-biomarker-of-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-results-from-a-large-scale-multicenter-analysis
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Mirko Dengler, Katharina Staufer, Heidemarie Huber, Rudolf Stauber, Heike Bantel, Karl Heinz Weiss, Patrick Starlinger, Hannelore Pock, Petra Klöters-Plachky, Daniel N Gotthardt, Peter Rauch, Carolin Lackner, Judith Stift, Christine Brostjan, Thomas Gruenberger, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Thomas S Weiss, Michael Trauner, Wolfgang Mikulits
Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis are at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Current diagnostic tools for HCC detection include imaging techniques and serum biomarkers such as α-fetoprotein (AFP). Yet, these methods are limited in sensitivity and specificity to accurately detect early HCC. Here we focused on the potential of soluble Axl (sAxl) as a biomarker in CLD patients by analyzing serum samples of 1067 patients and healthy controls from centers in Europe and Asia. We show that serum concentrations of sAxl were significantly increased at early (82...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525250/-unusual-association-between-auto-immune-hepatitis-and-pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-case-report
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X Vandemergel, M Lefebvre, I Focant, L Marot, D Ilisei
Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon neutrophilic dermatosis that presents as an inflammatory and ulcerative disorder of the skin. This entity is associated with systemic diseases and autoimmune diseases but exceptionally with autoimmune hepatitis. We report the case of a 40 year-old woman diagnosed with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis 12 years earlier and admitted for the appearance of an ulcerative lesion in the left leg. Histology confirmed pyoderma gangrenosum.
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523968/gastrointestinal-system-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Z Li, D Xu, Z Wang, Y Wang, S Zhang, M Li, X Zeng
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disorder which can affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Although GI symptoms can manifest in 50% of patients with SLE, these have barely been reviewed due to difficulty in identifying different causes. This study aims to clarify clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of the four major SLE-related GI system complications: protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), intestinal pseudo-obstruction (IPO), hepatic involvement and pancreatitis. It is a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and the major search terms were SLE, PLE, IPO, hepatitis and pancreatitis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523321/autoimmune-hepatitis-with-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-a-patient-with-thiopurine-methyltransferase-deficiency-case-presentation
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Sorin Claudiu Man, Cristina Nicoleta Schnell, Valentina Sas, Anca Dana Buzoianu, Dan Gheban
The association between two autoimmune diseases is known in the literature as overlap syndrome. We present the case of an 18-year-old boy, diagnosed at the age of 13 with an overlap syndrome between type I autoimmune hepatitis and sclerosing cholangitis. The response to immunosuppressant therapy was hampered by azathioprine-induced toxicity causing severe pancytopenia, as a result of thiopurine methyltransferase enzyme genetic deficiency. Treatment was replaced by mycophenolate mofetil. Although the relapse rate was reduced, the disease progressed to cirrhosis...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522403/multiplex-autoantibody-detection-for-autoimmune-liver-diseases-and-autoimmune-gastritis
#5
Joris Vanderlocht, Mart van der Cruys, Frans Stals, Liesbeth Bakker-Jonges, Jan Damoiseaux
Autoantibody detection for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and autoimmune gastritis (AIG) is traditionally performed by IIF on a combination of tissues. Multiplex line/dot blots (LIA/DIA) offer multiple advantages, i.e. automation, objective reading, no interfering reactivities, no coincidental findings. In the current study we evaluated automated DIA (D-Tek) for detecting autoantibodies related to autoimmune diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. We tested samples of the Dutch EQC program and compared the results with the consensus of the participating labs...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521326/the-yield-of-abdominal-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-elevated-liver-enzymes-during-the-second-and-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Aya Mohr-Sasson, Eyal Schiff, Ramy Rahamim Suday, Zehava Hayman, Yeruham Kleinbaum, Anat Kalter-Farber, Roy Mashiach, Yoav Yinon, Moti Dulitzki, Eyal Sivan, Shali Mazaki-Tovi
AIMS: To determine the clinical yield of abdominal ultrasound in the evaluation of elevated liver enzymes (ELEs) in the second and the third trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including all pregnant women admitted to a single tertiary care center was conducted between April 2011 and January 2015 with ELE. Inclusion criteria included gestational age above 24 weeks and ELEs, abdominal ultrasound report, and live fetus. Exclusion criteria included known maternal liver disease, structural or chromosomal fetal anomalies, and positive serology for viral hepatitis...
May 19, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515990/topical-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-the-treatment-of-vitiligo-a-pilot-study
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Farhad Handjani, Shahin Aghaei, Iman Moezzi, Nasrin Saki
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a multifactorial disease that is characterized by circumscribed depigmented macules and patches. Autoimmune reactions may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Mycophenolate mofetil is a drug that inhibits DNA synthesis in lymphocytes and has been used in autoimmune diseases such as immunobullous skin diseases, lupus erythematosus, and autoimmune hepatitis. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to show the efficacy of topical mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of vitiligo...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506907/validity-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-fatty-liver-by-m-probe-based-controlled-attenuation-parameter
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Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Salvatore Petta, Jean-Baptiste Hiriart, Calogero Cammà, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Fabio Marra, Julien Vergniol, Anthony Wing-Hung Chan, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Wassil Merrouche, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Brigitte Le Bail, Umberto Arena, Antonio Craxì, Victor de Lédinghen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) can be performed together with liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by transient elastography and is often used to diagnose fatty liver. We aimed to define the validity criteria of CAP. METHODS: CAP was measured by the M probe prior to liver biopsy in 754 consecutive patients with different liver diseases at 3 centres in Europe and Hong Kong (derivation cohort, n=340; validation cohort, n=414; 101 chronic hepatitis B, 154 chronic hepatitis C, 349 non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, 37 autoimmune hepatitis, 49 cholestatic liver disease, 64 others; 277 F3-4; age 52±14; body mass index 27...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506369/autoimmune-hepatitis-overlap-syndromes-and-liver-pathology
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REVIEW
Albert J Czaja, Herschel A Carpenter
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) may have an atypical serum alkaline phosphatase elevation, antimitochondrial antibodies, histologic features of bile duct injury/loss, or cholangiographic findings of focal biliary strictures and dilations. These manifestations characterize the overlap syndromes. Patients can be classified as having AIH with features of primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, or a cholestatic syndrome. The gold standard of diagnosis is clinical judgment. Histologic evaluation is a major diagnostic component...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504962/association-of-stat4-and-ptpn22-polymorphisms-and-their-interactions-with-type-1-autoimmune-hepatitis-susceptibility-in-chinese-han-children
#10
Xiaofeng Li, Huiqin Chen, Yun Cai, Pingping Zhang, Zhuanggui Chen
AIMS: To investigate the impact of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) and the protein tyrosine phosphatase N22 (PTPN22) gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), gene- gene interactions and haplotype on type-1 Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) risk. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis showed that type 1 AIH was significantly higher in carriers of T allele of rs7574865 than those with GG genotype (P- value less than 0.001), higher in carriers of C allele of rs7582694 than those with GG genotype (P- value < 0...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500674/disseminated-cutaneous-nocardiosis-with-ocular-involvement
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Aya Nishizawa, Miki Hirose, Yuiko Nagata, Masaru Takeuchi, Takahiro Satoh
A 45-year-old Japanese woman presented with a five-day history of multiple papular eruptions and a fever >38°C. For the past 10 years, she had been treated with oral prednisolone (10 mg/day) and cyclosporine (100 mg/day) to treat mixed connective tissue disease and autoimmune hepatitis. On physical examination, multiple papules and pustules were observed on her face, trunk, and extremities. Some lesions had dermal or subcutaneous nodules. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 13, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494544/-association-between-high-expression-of-intrahepatic-programmed-death-1-and-liver-inflammation-in-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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K G Xiong, K Y Ke, L F Chen, D H Wei, X Q Lin, L Chen
Objective: To investigate the expression of programmed death-1 (PD-1) in liver tissue and its association with liver pathology in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Methods: A total of 54 AIH patients (38 in the active stage and 16 in the remission stage) were enrolled, and 9 healthy volunteers were enrolled as control group. Immunohistochemistry combined with quantitative image analysis was used to measure the expression of PD-1 in liver tissue. The t-test, rank sum test, one-way analysis of variance, least significant difference t-test, Mann-Whitney U test, and Pearson relation analysis were used for statistical analysis of different types of data...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491884/association-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-celiac-disease-role-of-gluten-free-diet-in-reversing-liver-dysfunction
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Umair Iqbal, Ahmad Chaudhary, Muhammad Arsalan Karim, Muhammad Arsalan Siddiqui, Hafsa Anwar, Nancy Merrell
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic inflammation of liver with unclear etiology. It is frequently associated other autoimmune diseases, and its association with celiac disease (CD) is well established. In this article, we describe the case of a 50-year-old male with long-standing AIH taking azathioprine for 10 years, evaluated for flares in transaminases. Despite adding high-dose corticosteroids, his transaminases and bilirubin remained high. Serology for CD was ordered, which revealed elevated tissue transglutaminase antibody IgG and endomysial IgA, which was further confirmed by endoscopic biopsy...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489830/-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-vascular-complications-hospitalized-at-the-instituto-nacional-de-salud-del-ni%C3%A3-o
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Alexis Jose Ormeño Julca, Carlos Melchor Alvarez Murillo, Pedro Miguel Amoretti Alvino, Angel Aladino Florian Florian, Rosa Aurora Castro Johanson, Maria Danisa Celi Perez, Olga Rocío Huamán Prado
The hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPHN) are distinct pulmonary vascular complications of portal hypertension (PHT) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular complications hospitalized at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients with HTP hospitalized from January 2012 to June 2013 and that during its evolution progressed with SHP or HTPP...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489255/increased-risk-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-on-the-liver-transplantation-waiting-list
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Pablo Ruiz, Lydia Sastre, Gonzalo Crespo, Annabel Blasi, Jordi Colmenero, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Miquel Navasa
Liver transplantation (LT) is indicated in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) for both acute presentation with liver failure and end-stage chronic liver disease. Few studies have suggested an association between AIH and coagulation disorders and a higher incidence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients with AIH listed for LT. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of thrombotic complications, particularly PVT, in a cohort of 37 patients undergoing LT because of AIH. PVT was present before transplantation in 30% (n=11) of these patients compared to 11% in the whole population transplanted in our centre (p=0...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488376/a-predictive-formula-of-coma-onset-and-prothrombin-time-to-distinguish-patients-who-recover-from-acute-liver-injury
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Keisuke Kakisaka, Yuji Suzuki, Kojiro Kataoka, Yohei Okada, Yasuhiro Miyamoto, Hidekatsu Kuroda, Yasuhiro Takikawa
BACKGROUND & AIM: Acute liver failure (ALF) is defined as acute liver injury (ALI) associated with coagulopathy. A follow-up strategy for ALI and characterization of ALI patients with a risk of progressing to ALF have never been established. To establish predictive markers for progression from ALI to ALF, we compared the clinical characteristics and laboratory data on the day of registration to data from a regional referral system of patients with ALI. METHODS: This prospective, observational study enrolled 365 consecutive patients with ALI/ALF between 2007 and 2016...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480763/diagnostic-approach-to-autoimmune-hepatitis
#17
Paolo Muratori, Marco Lenzi, Fabio Cassani, Claudine Lalanne, Luigi Muratori
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic inflammatory liver disease which, if left without treatment, can evolve into cirrhosis and possibly liver failure. The diagnosis of AIH is hampered by the lack of specific and reliable markers of the disease and a number of clinical, biochemical, immunological, histological and genetic factors should be considered to reach a confident diagnosis Areas covered: Clinical expression of AIH, histological features, serological and genetic profiles, differential diagnosis, overlap with other autoimmune liver diseases, assessed on the basis of personal experience and review of published literature in the last 10 years through a systematic Medline search (keywords: autoimmune hepatitis, diagnosis) Expert commentary: Notwithstanding numerous efforts to identify simple and reliable markers of the disease, the diagnosis of AIH is still based on the combination of histological, immunological and biochemical features and often can represent a real challenge for the hepatologist...
May 17, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479589/development-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-in-a-psoriasis-patient-without-immunosuppressive-therapy
#18
Wonyong Jo, Young-Sun Suh, Sang-Il Lee, Yun-Hong Cheon, Jeongmin Hong, Sang Su Lee, Ji Eun Kim, Gyung Hyuck Ko, Hyun-Ok Kim
We present a case of a 65-year-old man with psoriasis who developed autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) without receiving immunosuppressive therapy with either anti-tumor necrosis factor-α or methotrexate. The AIH had completely resolved at 2 months after prednisolone and azathioprine therapy. This case confirms the need to consider AIH in psoriasis patients who experience new elevations in liver enzymes. To our knowledge, this is first description of the development of AIH in an immunosuppressant-naïve patient with psoriasis...
May 8, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474176/hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-correlates-with-advanced-hepatic-fibrosis-a-retrospective-review
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Jonathan K Vincent, Christopher Stark, Joseph T Shields, Anant D Bhave, Christopher S Morris
PURPOSE: To determine if hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) correlates with advanced hepatic fibrosis, as a complement to transjugular (transvenous) core needle liver biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval, a retrospective review was conducted on 340 patients who underwent transjugular (transvenous) core needle liver biopsy with concurrent pressure measurements between 6/1/2007 and 6/1/2013. Spearman correlation and linear regression were performed...
May 4, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473302/glassy-droplet-inclusions-within-the-cytoplasm-of-kupffer-cells-a-novel-ultrastructural-feature-for-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Joanna Maria Lotowska, Maria Elzbieta Sobaniec-Lotowska, Urszula Daniluk, Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn
Since Kupffer cells/macrophages (KCs/MPs) may be involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), this pioneer study was undertaken to evaluate KCs/MPs in pediatric AIH in transmission-electron microscope. METHODS: Ultrastructural analyses were performed using liver biopsies from 14 children with clinicopathologically diagnosed AIH. RESULTS: In all AIH children, ultrastructural findings revealed changes in the cells lining sinusoidal vessels, especially KCs/MPs and endothelial cells...
April 12, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
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