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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527146/real-time-elastography-rte-a-valuable-sonography-based-non-invasive-method-for-the-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Tianyi Wang, Cuiping Shao, Guosheng Zhang, Youqing Xu
PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic usefulness of real-time elastography (RTE) for liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: 89 CHB patients were enrolled in the cross-sectional study. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsies, RTE, and blood testing were performed in all patients. Areas under receiver operating characteristic curves (AUROC) were used to examine the diagnostic performance of liver fibrosis index (LFI) for the assessment of liver fibrosis...
May 19, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514753/impact-of-age-on-the-diagnostic-performances-and-cut-offs-of-apri-and-fib-4-for-significant-fibrosis-and-cirrhosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Qiang Li, Chuan Lu, Weixia Li, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
AIMS: Assessing the diagnostic performances of APRI and FIB-4 using age as a categorical marker. METHODS: 822 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients were included. Using METAVIR scoring system as a reference, the performances of APRI and FIB-4 were compared between patients aged≥30 and patients aged<30 years. RESULTS: The APRI AUROC in patients aged<30 years was lower than that in patients aged≥30 years for significant fibrosis (0.61 vs 0...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512465/growth-water-use-and-nitrate-15-n-uptake-of-greenhouse-tomato-as-influenced-by-different-irrigation-patterns-15-n-labeled-depths-and-transplant-times
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Maomao Hou, Qiu Jin, Xinyu Lu, Jiyu Li, Huizhen Zhong, Yue Gao
Increasing water use efficiency and reducing nitrogen pollutant discharge are important tasks for modern agriculture. To evaluate the effect of alternate partial root-zone irrigation (APRI) on tomato plant growth, water use efficiency and nitrate-(15)N uptake, an experiment was conducted from June to December in 2014 under greenhouse condition in northern China. The experiment contained two irrigation patterns [APRI and conventional irrigation (CI)], two (15)N labeled depths in soil (10 and 50 cm) and two transplant time (early and late summer)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507926/decrease-of-alpha-fetoprotein-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Kelvin Nguyen, Melissa Jimenez, Nima Moghadam, Crystal Wu, Alex Farid, Jonathan Grotts, David Elashoff, Gina Choi, Francisco A Durazo, Mohamed M El-Kabany, Steven-Huy B Han, Sammy Saab
Background and Aims: The lack of specificity has limited the role of serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening among patients with cirrhosis related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We sought to examine whether AFP may decrease after achieving a sustained virological response (SVR) in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of patients with HCV-related cirrhosis who were cured with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy at the University of California, Los Angeles...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504002/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-score-for-prediction-of-large-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-liver-cirrhosis
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K Farid, M M Omran, R E Farag, M M Arafa, T M Emran
OBJECTIVE: Variceal bleeding is one of the most common life-threatening complications of liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a predictive score, named Platelet count, Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and Prothrombin-INR (PAP) for the prediction of large oesophageal varices and to compare PAP score with eight common liver fibrosis scores (AAR, APRI, GUCI, BRC score, Fibro-Alfa, FIB4, Lok and Fibro-Q) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) induced liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 277 patients with HCV-induced liver cirrhosis were evaluated by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for presence of varices...
May 15, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500841/effect-of-hepatic-steatosis-on-the-progression-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-prospective-cohort-and-in-vitro-study
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Yangqin Chen, Chunlei Fan, Yuhan Chen, Hui Liu, Shanshan Wang, Peiling Dong, Lei Li, Huiguo Ding
AIM: To characterize the effect of hepatic steatosis (HS) on the progression of chronic hepatitis B. METHODS: A total of 162 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients confirmed by liver biopsy were involved in this study. All subjects were prospectively followed-up for 5 years in real-life clinical practice. Fibrosis stage was determined using aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI). The end-point was cirrhosis, liver cancer or death. The effects of steatosis on the biological behavior of hepatocellular carcinoma cells were investigated using oleic acid-induced lipid accumulation in HepG2, HLE, PLC, and SMMC-7721 cells...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486931/accuracy-of-m2bpgi-compared-with-fibro-scan%C3%A2-in-analysis-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c
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Hongqin Xu, Wenli Kong, Lei Liu, Xiumei Chi, Xiaomei Wang, Ruihong Wu, Xiuzhu Gao, Huan Wang, Limei Qu, Yue Qi, Yu Pan, Junqi Niu
BACKGROUND: Mac-2 Binding Protein Glycosylation isomer (M2BPGi) is a novel serological glyco-biomarker for staging liver fibrosis. Here, we aimed to evaluate the efficiency of serum M2BPGi in identifying liver fibrosis stages in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. METHODS: Serum M2BPGi levels were evaluated in 680 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 164 healthy controls who underwent the Fibro Scan® test of liver fibrosis. The diagnostic accuracy of serum M2BPGi values was compared to that of other fibrosis markers, including Fibro Scan®, the aspartate transaminase to platelet ratio index (APRI), the fibrosis index based on four factors (FIB4), and the gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase to platelet ratio (GPR)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480218/magnetic-resonance-elastography-shear-wave-velocity-correlates-with-liver-fibrosis-and-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-in-adults-with-advanced-liver-disease
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Ahmed M Gharib, Ma Ai Thanda Han, Eric G Meissner, David E Kleiner, Xiongce Zhao, Mary McLaughlin, Lindsay Matthews, Bisharah Rizvi, Khaled Z Abd-Elmoniem, Ralph Sinkus, Elliot Levy, Christopher Koh, Robert P Myers, G Mani Subramanian, Shyam Kottilil, Theo Heller, Joseph A Kovacs, Caryn G Morse
Background. Portal hypertension, an elevation in the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG), can be used to monitor disease progression and response to therapy in cirrhosis. Since obtaining HVPG measurements is invasive, reliable noninvasive methods of assessing portal hypertension are needed. Methods. Noninvasive markers of fibrosis, including magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) shear wave velocity, were correlated with histologic fibrosis and HVPG measurements in hepatitis C (HCV) and/or HIV-infected patients with advanced liver disease enrolled in a clinical trial of treatment with simtuzumab, an anti-LOXL2 antibody...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469366/liver-test-abnormalities-in-patients-with-hiv-mono-infection-assessment-with-simple-noninvasive-fibrosis-markers
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Rosa Lombardi, Robert Lever, Colette Smith, Neal Marshall, Alison Rodger, Sanjay Bhagani, Emmanuel Tsochatzis
BACKGROUND: Patients with HIV mono-infection may develop chronic liver disease due to a number of factors including hepatic steatosis. We estimated the prevalence and predictors of hepatic steatosis and fibrosis in a cohort of HIV-mono-infected patients with persistently deranged liver function tests. METHODS: Of 2398 consecutive patients at one UK clinical center, 156 (6.5%) had persistently abnormal transaminases in at least two measurements six months apart. We used APRI and FIB4 scores to determine the presence of significant and/or advanced fibrosis in this group as well as its potential associations...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467457/a-prognostic-model-for-development-of-significant-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-co-infection
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Nasheed Moqueet, Cynthia Kanagaratham, M John Gill, Mark Hull, Sharon Walmsley, Danuta Radzioch, Sahar Saeed, Robert W Platt, Marina B Klein
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis progresses rapidly in HIV-Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected individuals partially due to heightened inflammation. Immune markers targeting stages of fibrogenesis could aid in prognosis of fibrosis. METHODS: A case-cohort study was nested in the prospective Canadian Co-infection Cohort (n = 1119). HCV RNA positive individuals without fibrosis, end-stage liver disease or chronic Hepatitis B at baseline (n = 679) were eligible. A random subcohort (n = 236) was selected from those eligible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464883/late-presentation-of-chronic-viral-hepatitis-for-medical-care-a-consensus-definition
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Stefan Mauss, Stanislas Pol, Maria Buti, Erika Duffell, Charles Gore, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Hilje Logtenberg-van der Grient, Jens Lundgren, Antons Mozalevskis, Dorthe Raben, Eberhard Schatz, Stefan Wiktor, Jürgen K Rockstroh
INTRODUCTION: We present two consensus definitions of advanced and late stage liver disease being used as epidemiological tools. These definitions can be applied to assess the morbidity caused by liver diseases in different health care systems. We focus is on hepatitis B and C virus infections, because effective and well tolerated treatments for both of these infections have greatly improved our ability to successfully treat and prevent advanced and late stage disease, especially if diagnosed early...
May 3, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458596/quantitative-measurement-of-hepatic-fibrosis-with-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-a-comparative-study-on-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-and-fibrosis-4-index
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Guy Mok Lee, Youe Ree Kim, Jong Hyun Ryu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Eun Young Cho, Young Hwan Lee, Kwon-Ha Yoon
OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively measure hepatic fibrosis on gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and identify the correlations with aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis-4 index (FIB-4) values. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study on gadoxetic acid-enhanced 3T MR imaging included 81 patients with CHB infection. To quantitatively measure hepatic fibrosis, MR images were analyzed with an aim to identify inhomogeneous signal intensities calculated from a coefficient of variation (CV) map in the liver parenchyma...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452125/stepwise-application-of-fib-4-red-cell-distribution-width-platelet-ratio-and-apri-for-compensated-hepatitis-b-fibrosis-detection
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Yong-Peng Chen, Xiao-Min Hu, Xie-Er Liang, Li-Wen Huang, You-Fu Zhu, Jin-Lin Hou
AIM: FIB-4 and APRI were validated with unsatisfactory efficiency. Routine hematology in-dex red cell distribution width-platelet ratio (RPR) had been tried in Liver Fibrosis detection. This study tries to evaluate the stepwise application of FIB-4, RPR and APRI in detecting CHB fibrosis. METHODS: A total of 246 compensated CHB patients underwent liver biopsies, transient elas-tography and routine blood tests including complete blood count were included. Dual Cutoffs were determined to exclude or include cirrhosis diagnosis...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452101/combined-low-dose-spironolactone-plus-vitamin-e-vs-vitamin-e-monotherapy-on-insulin-resistance-noninvasive-indices-of-steatosis-and-fibrosis-and-adipokine-levels-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stergios A Polyzos, Jannis Kountouras, Christos S Mantzoros, Vaia Polymerou, Panagiotis Katsinelos
The beneficial effects of mineralocorticoid receptor blockade by spironolactone have been shown in animal models of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of this 52-week randomized controlled trial was to compare the efficacy of low-dose spironolactone and vitamin E combination vs. vitamin E monotherapy on insulin resistance, noninvasive indices of hepatic steatosis and fibrosis, liver tests, circulating adipokines and hormones in patients with histologically confirmed NAFLD. Homeostasis model of assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and noninvasive indices of steatosis and fibrosis were calculated...
April 28, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422310/adult-onset-cystic-fibrosis-liver-disease-diagnosis-and-characterization-of-an-underappreciated-entity
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Christopher Koh, Sasan Sakiani, Pallavi Surana, Xiongce Zhao, Jason Eccleston, David E Kleiner, David Herion, T Jake Liang, Jay H Hoofnagle, Milica Chernick, Theo Heller
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cystic fibrosis liver disease (CFLD), a leading cause of death in cystic fibrosis (CF), is mostly described in pediatric populations. Adult-onset CFLD lacks sufficient characterization and diagnostic tools. METHODS: A cohort of CF patients without CFLD during childhood were followed for up to 38 years with serologic testing, imaging, and noninvasive fibrosis markers. Historical CFLD diagnostic criteria were compared with a newly proposed CFLD criteria...
April 19, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415736/the-gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-platelet-ratio-for-non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
Qiang Li, Chuan Lu, Weixia Li, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
BACKGROUND/AIM: The gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase-to-platelet ratio (GPR) is a novel serum model, which was reported more accurate than aspartate transaminase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis index based on four factors (FIB-4) for diagnosing significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in HBV mono-infection in West Africa. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of GPR for liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414057/non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hbv-related-chronic-liver-disease-undergoing-antiviral-treatment-a-preliminary-study
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Cristina Stasi, Elena Salomoni, Umberto Arena, Giampaolo Corti, Paolo Montalto, Filippo Bartalesi, Fabio Marra, Giacomo Laffi, Stefano Milani, Anna Linda Zignego, Massimo Pinzani
In chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, fibrosis assessment during antiviral treatment is a key step in the clinical management. Aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of elastography in assessing fibrosis stage in CHB before and after two years of nucleoside/nucleotide analogues (NUC) treatment in comparison with indirect serum markers. CHB diagnosis was made according to standard criteria. A clinical and virological evaluation was performed at baseline and again at 3, 6, 9, 12 18, and 24 months during treatment...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390159/the-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-781-children-a-multicenter-international-collaboration
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Mark R Deneau, Wael El-Matary, Pamela L Valentino, Reham Abdou, Khaled Alqoaer, Mansi Amin, Achiya Z Amir, Marcus Auth, Fateh Bazerbachi, Annemarie Broderick, Albert Chan, Jillian Cotter, Sylvia Doan, Mounif El-Youssef, Federica Ferrari, Katryn N Furuya, Madeleine Gottrand, Frederic Gottrand, Nitika Gupta, Matjaz Homan, Binita M Kamath, Kyung Mo Kim, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Anastasia Konidari, Bart Koot, Raffaele Iorio, Oren Ledder, Cara Mack, Mercedes Martinez, Tamir Miloh, Parvathi Mohan, Niamh O'Cathain, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Amanda Ricciuto, Lawrence Saubermann, Pushpa Sathya, Eyal Shteyer, Vratislav Smolka, Atushi Tanaka, Raghu Varier, Veena Venkat, Bernadette Vitola, Miriam B Vos, Marek Woynarowski, Jason Yap, M K Jensen
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) in children. We aimed to describe the disease characteristics and long-term outcomes of pediatric PSC. METHODS: We retrospectively collected all pediatric PSC cases from 36 participating institutions and conducted a survival analysis from the date of PSC diagnosis to dates of diagnosis of portal hypertensive or biliary complications, cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplantation, or death...
April 8, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387018/transient-elastography-alone-and-in-combination-with-fibrotest-%C3%A2-for-the-diagnosis-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Cosmin Sebastian Voican, Alexandre Louvet, Jean-Baptiste Trabut, Micheline Njiké-Nakseu, Sébastien Dharancy, Andrea Sanchez, Marion Corouge, Karima Lamouri, Amandine Lebrun, Axel Balian, Sophie Prévot, Mounia Lachgar, Sophie Maitre, Hélène Agostini, Philippe Mathurin, Gabriel Perlemuter, Sylvie Naveau
BACKGROUND&AIMS: The reliability of transient elastography (TE) to assess liver fibrosis is insufficiently validated in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). We aimed to validate the diagnostic utility of TE for liver fibrosis in patients with excessive alcohol consumption and evaluate whether Fibrotest(®) adds diagnostic value relative to or in combination with TE. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter prospective study on a total of 217 heavy drinkers with high serum aminotransferase levels...
April 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383564/development-of-a-simple-noninvasive-model-to-predict-significant-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-combination-of-ultrasound-elastography-serum-biomarkers-and-individual-characteristics
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Xin Chen, Huiying Wen, Xinyu Zhang, Changfeng Dong, Haoming Lin, Yanrong Guo, Lingbo Shan, Simin Yao, Min Yang, Xiaohua Le, Yingxia Liu
OBJECTIVES: The accurate assessment of liver fibrosis is clinically important in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Blood tests and elastography are now widely used for the noninvasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis in CHB patients. The aim of this study was to develop a new and more accurate predictive model, which combines elastography data, serum biomarkers, and individual characteristics, to discriminate between CHB patients with and without significant liver fibrosis. METHODS: Two noninvasive methods, specifically, an ultrasound elastography technique termed acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) and a blood test, were used to assess a cohort of 345 patients (estimation group, 218 patients; validation group, 127 patients) with CHB...
April 6, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
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