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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796410/steatosis-severity-affects-the-diagnostic-performances-of-noninvasive-fibrosis-tests-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Sae Kyung Joo, Won Kim, Donghee Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Sohee Oh, Kook Lae Lee, Mee Soo Chang, Yong Jin Jung, Young Ho So, Myoung Seok Lee, Jeong Mo Bae, Byeong Gwan Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes a wide spectrum of heterogeneous metabolic subtypes. This study compared the diagnostic performances of noninvasive fibrosis tests in predicting advanced fibrosis in patients with NAFLD and examined the effects of the subgroup on their diagnostic performances. METHODS: Three hundred fifteen patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD were prospectively enrolled. Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) was performed to obtain liver stiffness measurements (LSMs)...
August 10, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792861/predictive-value-of-the-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-for-parenteral-nutrition-associated-cholestasis-in-premature-infants-with-intestinal-perforation
#2
Kannikar Vongbhavit, Mark A Underwood
BACKGROUND: Parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. Early predictors of PNAC would have clinical value. We sought to evaluate risk factors and liver function testing as predictors of PNAC in premature infants with intestinal perforation. METHODS: Medical records of infants with a gestational age <34 weeks, birth weight <2000 g, and intestinal perforation due to either necrotizing enterocolitis or spontaneous intestinal perforation were reviewed...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772348/algorithm-of-golgi-protein-73-and-liver-stiffness-accurately-diagnoses-significant-fibrosis-in-chronic-hbv-infection
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Zhujun Cao, Ziqiang Li, Hui Wang, Yuhan Liu, Yumin Xu, Ruidong Mo, Peipei Ren, Lichang Chen, Jie Lu, Hong Li, Yan Zhuang, Yunye Liu, Xiaolin Wang, Gangde Zhao, Weiliang Tang, Xiaogang Xiang, Wei Cai, Longgen Liu, Shisan Bao, Qing Xie
BACKGROUND&AIMS: Serum Golgi protein 73 (GP73) is a potential biomarker for fibrosis assessment. We aimed to develop an algorithm based on GP73 and liver stiffness (LS) for further improvement of accuracy for significant fibrosis in patients with antiviral-naïve chronic hepatitis B virus infection. METHODS: Diagnostic accuracy evaluation of GP73 and development of GP73-LS algorithm was performed in training cohort (n = 267) with an independent cohort (n = 133) for validation...
August 3, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765702/predictors-of-esophageal-varices-and-first-variceal-bleeding-in-liver-cirrhosis-patients
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Bledar Kraja, Iris Mone, Ilir Akshija, Adea Koçollari, Skerdi Prifti, Genc Burazeri
AIM: To assess "predictors" of esophageal varices (EV) and variceal bleeding using non-invasive markers in Albanian patients diagnosed with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: One hundred thirty-nine newly diagnosed cirrhotic patients without variceal bleeding were included in this analysis. Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ratio (AST/ALT), AST to platelet ratio index (APRI), platelet count to spleen diameter (PC/SD), fibrosis-4-index (FIB-4), fibrosis index (FI) and King's Score were measured for all participants...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759595/hbv-infection-in-untreated-hiv-infected-adults-in-maputo-mozambique
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Lúcia Mabalane Chambal, Eduardo Samo Gudo, Awa Carimo, Rita Corte Real, Nédio Mabunda, Cremildo Maueia, Adolfo Vubil, Ana Flora Zicai, Nilesh Bhatt, Francisco Antunes
BACKGROUND: HIV/ HBV coinfected patients are at high risk of developing chronic HBV infection, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In Mozambique, where HIV prevalence is one of the highest in the world, HIV-infected patients are scarcely characterized in terms of HBV coinfection and 3TC-resistance mutations profile. METHODS: To characterize ART-naïve HIV-infected adults, with and without HBV coinfection, a cross-sectional study was conducted between May and November 2012 in two health centers from Maputo city, Mozambique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752524/serial-combination-of-non-invasive-tools-improves-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-severe-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-nafld
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S Petta, V W-S Wong, C Cammà, J-B Hiriart, G L-H Wong, J Vergniol, A W-H Chan, V Di Marco, W Merrouche, H L-Y Chan, F Marra, B Le-Bail, U Arena, A Craxì, V de Ledinghen
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of available non-invasive tools for staging severe fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is still limited. AIM: To assess the diagnostic performance of paired or serial combination of non-invasive tools in NAFLD patients. METHODS: We analysed data from 741 patients with a histological diagnosis of NAFLD. The GGT/PLT, APRI, AST/ALT, BARD, FIB-4, and NAFLD Fibrosis Score (NFS) scores were calculated according to published algorithms...
July 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735336/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-and-serological-markers-in-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-and-free-portal-pressure-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b
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Jun Li, Jie Yu, Xin-Yu Peng, Ting-Ting Du, Jia-Jia Wang, Jin Tong, Gui-Lin Lu, Xiang-Wei Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography, AST-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and FIB-4 in assessing liver fibrosis and free portal pressure in patients with hepatitis B. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 126 patients with hepatitis B who underwent liver surgery at the General Surgery Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Shihezi University Medical School from February 2013 to August 2015. Preoperatively, shear wave velocity (SWV) of the liver was measured with the Siemens S2000 ultrasound system to reflect liver stiffness...
July 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731786/high-post-treatment-%C3%AE-fetoprotein-levels-and-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-predict-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hepatitis-c-virus-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients-with-sustained-virological-response-after-antiviral-therapy
#8
Fanpu Ji, Rui Zhou, Wenjun Wang, Dan Bai, Caini He, Zhifang Cai, Yuan Shen, Shengbang Wang, Hong Deng, Zongfang Li
Although eradication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) decreases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development, a considerable level of risk remains in cirrhotic patients with advanced liver disease. Yet, data for the effect of serum markers on HCC development in this population after viral eradication are still lacking. Seventy-eight consecutive patients with HCV infection and decompensated cirrhosis were administered interferon-based regimens at our hospital between August 2008 and December 2013. Thirty-four achieved sustained virological response and were enrolled in the study...
August 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714841/bifidobacterium-apri-sp-nov-a-thermophilic-actinobacterium-isolated-from-the-digestive-tract-of-wild-pigs-sus-scrofa
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R Pechar, J Killer, H Salmonová, M Geigerová, R Švejstil, P Švec, I Sedláček, V Rada, O Benada
Fresh samples of intestinal contents of three wild pigs originating from the Central Bohemia region were examined for the presence of bifidobacterial strains. During the study, we isolated many fructose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase-positive, strictly anaerobic, irregular rod-shaped bacterial isolates. Three of them were preliminarily identified as representing a novel species of the genus Bifidobacterium because their 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with the closest relatives of thermophilic bifidobacteria (Bifidobacterium boum DSM 20432T, Bifidobacterium thermophilum DSM 20210T, Bifidobacterium thermacidophilumsubsp...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710435/evaluation-of-elift-for-non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-and-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#10
Qiang Li, Chuan Lu, Weixia Li, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
Recently, the easy Liver Fibrosis Test (eLIFT), a sum of points attributed to age, gender, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, aspartate transaminase, platelets, and prothrombin time, was developed for diagnosing advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic liver disease. We aimed to evaluate the performance of eLIFT to predict liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Histologic and laboratory data of 747 CHB patients were analyzed. The performance of eLIFT for diagnosing liver fibrosis and cirrhosis was compared with that of aspartate transaminase to platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis index based on the 4 factors (FIB-4)...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688902/serum-s100-calcium-binding-protein-a4-improves-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-transient-elastography-for-assessing-liver-fibrosis-in-hepatitis-b
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Li-Bo Yan, Qing-Bo Zhang, Xia Zhu, Min He, Hong Tang
AIM: The diagnostic performance of Fibroscan might be improved when combined with other serum fibrosis related markers. Previous study has demonstrated that S100A4 expression is associated with liver fibrosis in humans with hepatitis. This study aimed to clarify diagnostic accuracy of serum S100A4 levels for significant liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and develop a combined algorithm of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and S100A4 to predict significant liver fibrosis in CHB...
July 5, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685907/the-gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-albumin-ratio-predicts-significant-fibrosis-and-cirrhosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Q Li, C Lu, W Li, Y Huang, L Chen
Background/Aim Simple, inexpensive and clinically available noninvasive liver fibrosis tests are highly needed. We aimed to develop a novel noninvasive index for predicting significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. Methods Using liver histology as gold standard, we developed a novel index to predict significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in CHB patients and then compared the diagnostic accuracy of the novel index, aspartate transaminase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and fibrosis index based on four factors (FIB-4) in a training set (606 patients) and a validation set (216 patients) from the same patient catchment area...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680838/utility-of-electronic-medical-record-based-fibrosis-scores-in-predicting-advanced-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-hepatitic-c-virus-infection
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Mohammad Qasim Khan, Vijay Anand, Norbert Hessefort, Ammar Hassan, Alya Ahsan, Amnon Sonnenberg, Claus J Fimmel
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether advanced cirrhosis - defined by the detection of nodular liver contours or portal venous collaterals on imaging studies - could be predicted by fibrosis algorithms, calculated using laboratory and demographic features extracted from patients' electronic medical records. To this end, we compared seven EMR-based fibrosis scores with liver imaging studies in a cohort of HCV patients. METHODS: A search of our health system's patient data warehouse identified 867 patients with chronic HCV infection...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669222/comparison-of-serological-assessments-in-the-diagnosis-of-liver-fibrosis-in-bile-duct-ligation-mice
#14
Chengxia Xie, Bo Ma, Ning Wang, Lin Wan
Liver fibrosis assessment is essential to make a prognosis and to determine the appropriate anti-fibrosis treatment. Non-invasive serum markers are widely studied in patients to assess liver fibrosis due to the limitations of liver biopsy. When using animal models to study the mechanism and intervention of hepatic fibrosis, serum markers might be useful for the continuous assessment of liver fibrosis in individual animals, which could avoid the influence of biological differences between individuals. However, it is unclear whether serum markers can assess hepatic fibrosis in the animal model...
August 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660013/use-of-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-to-reduce-the-need-for-fibroscan-in-the-evaluation-of-liver-fibrosis
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Stephanie Wong, Dep Huynh, Frank Zhang, Nam Q Nguyen
AIM: To evaluate the performance of aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio (APRI) score against FibroScan in predicting the presence of fibrosis. METHODS: Data of patients who concurrently had APRI score, FibroScan and liver biopsy to assess their hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) over 6 years were retrospectively reviewed and details of their disease characteristics and demographics were recorded. Advanced fibrosis was defined as ≥ F3...
June 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650402/hiv-hbv-co-infection-is-a-significant-risk-factor-for-liver-fibrosis-in-tanzanian-hiv-infected-adults
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Claudia Hawkins, Beatrice Christian, Emanuel Fabian, Irene Macha, Cecilia Gawile, Shida Mpangala, Nzovu Ulenga, Chloe L Thio, Lauren Rose Ammerman, Ferdinand Mugusi, Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Green, Robert Murphy
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of liver disease associated with chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and HIV is unknown. We characterized liver disease using aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and FIB-4 in patients with HIV, HBV, and HIV/HBV co-infection in Tanzania. METHODS: Using a cross sectional design, we compared the prevalence of liver fibrosis in treatment-naive HIV mono-infected, HBV mono-infected, and HIV/HBV co-infected adults enrolled at Management and Development for Health (MDH)-supported HIV treatment clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643457/eradication-of-hepatitis-c-virus-profoundly-prolongs-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-receiving-transarterial-chemoembolization
#17
Wei Teng, Yi-Chung Hsieh, Kar-Wai Lui, Wei-Ting Chen, Chien-Fu Hung, Chien-Hao Huang, Yi-Cheng Chen, Wen-Juei Jeng, Chen-Chun Lin, Chun-Yen Lin, Shi-Ming Lin, I-Shyan Sheen
Adjuvant pegylated interferon plus ribavirin treatment (PegIFN/RBV) reduces recurrence and prolongs survival in early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection receiving resection or ablation. However, the impact of antiviral therapy in intermediate and advanced stage of CHC-HCC patients is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the impact PegIFN/RBV treatment on recurrence free interval and survival in HCC patients receiving transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) METHODS: From 2010 to 2013, 274 CHC patients from a 1073-patients based cohort composed of freshly diagnosed HCC and receiving TACE treatment the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center were recruited...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640288/prognostic-factors-for-transplant-free-survival-and-validation-of-prognostic-models-in-chinese-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-receiving-ursodeoxycholic-acid
#18
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai-Kay Seto, James Fung, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to validate the prognostic models for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in Chinese patients receiving ursodeoxycholic acid (UCDA), and to compare their performances in predicting the long-term survival. METHODS: Chinese patients with PBC from a tertiary center were identified via electronic search of hospital medical registry. Risk factors associated with adverse events (liver transplantation or death from liver-related causes including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver decompensation) were determined...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618039/serum-galectin-9-levels-are-correlated-to-liver-fibrosis-regardless-of-chronic-inflammation-or-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complications
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Koji Fujita, Toshiro Niki, Takako Nomura, Kyoko Oura, Tomoko Tadokoro, Teppei Sakamoto, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Asahiro Morishita, Noriyuki Kuroda, Takeshi Arai, Naoki Nishimoto, Takashi Himoto, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic liver diseases (CLDs) progress from chronic inflammation to fibrosis to tumorigenesis. Galectin-9, a β-galactoside-specific animal lectin, is indicated to contribute to all three steps of progression. The aim of this study was to determine which of the three steps was most dominant in elevating the serum galectin-9 concentration and to test the possibility of galectin-9 as a serum biomarker. METHODS: Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis (CH), liver cirrhosis (LC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or alcoholic liver disease who provided informed consent were enrolled in this study...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614401/hepatitis-b-testing-and-treatment-in-hiv-patients-in-the-gambia-compliance-with-international-guidelines-and-clinical-outcomes
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Gibril Ndow, Mindy L Gore, Yusuke Shimakawa, Penda Suso, Abdoulie Jatta, Saydiba Tamba, Amina Sow, Coumba Touré-Kane, Fouzia Sadiq, Saihou Sabally, Ramou Njie, Mark R Thursz, Maud Lemoine
BACKGROUND: Compliance with WHO guidelines on HBV screening and treatment in HIV-coinfected patients is often challenging in resource limited countries and has been poorly assessed in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: Between 2015 and 2016, we assessed physician's compliance with WHO guidelines on HIV-HBV coinfection in the largest HIV clinic in The Gambia, and the hepatic outcomes in HIV-HBV coinfected patients as compared to randomly selected HIV-monoinfected controls...
2017: PloS One
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