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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231326/expression-of-glyoxalase-i-is-reduced-in-cirrhotic-livers-a-possible-mechanism-in-the-development-of-cirrhosis
#1
Marcus Hollenbach, Antje Thonig, Sabine Pohl, Cristina Ripoll, Maurice Michel, Alexander Zipprich
BACKGROUND: High concentrations of methylglyoxal (MGO) cause cytotoxiticy via formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) and inflammation. MGO is detoxificated enzymatically by glyoxalase-I (Glo-I). The aim of this study was to analyze the role of Glo-I during the development of cirrhosis. METHODS: In primary hepatocytes, hepatic stellate cells (pHSC) and sinusoidal endothelial cells (pLSEC) from rats with early (CCl4 8wk) and advanced cirrhosis (CCl4 12wk) expression and activity of Glo-I were determined and compared to control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231294/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-t-lymphocytes-with-the-pathogenesis-and-progression-of-hbv-associated-primary-liver-cancer
#2
Xiaoli Liu, Lingling He, Junyan Han, Lijia Wang, Mengge Li, Yuyong Jiang, Xianbo Wang, Zhiyun Yang
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a new prognostic predictor for patients with liver cancer. The association of NLR and T lymphocytes with the pathogenesis and progression of liver cancer is poorly understood. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated primary liver cancer (HBV-PLC), 50 patients with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis (HBV-LC) and 37 patients with chronic HBV infection (CHB) were prospectively enrolled from July 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 in Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University (Beijing, China)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229620/successful-infliximab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-comorbid-spondyloarthritis-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-and-generalized-morphea
#3
Hatice Resorlu, Sevilay Kılıc, Selda Isık, Ferhat Gokmen
The patient in this report was diagnosed simultaneously with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), spondyloarthritis, and generalized morphea and was started on infliximab therapy. In addition to an improvement in clinical symptoms with this therapy, an improvement was also observed in laboratory parameters such as cholestatic enzymes, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Infliximab was well tolerated in this 56-year-old patient. However, further studies must be performed in order to clarify the therapeutic role of TNF-α blockers in, PBC and generalized morphea...
February 23, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226189/equitable-distribution-in-rare-indications-for-liver-transplantation-the-dilemma-of-the-too-small-tablecloth-continues
#4
Andreas A Schnitzbauer, Wolf O Bechstein
Primary biliary cholangitis (formerly known as primary biliary cirrhosis) has been a classic indication for liver transplantation for more than thirty years (1). Due to the changing epidemiology of liver diseases combined with the universal lack of post-mortal grafts, the question of prioritizing allocation amongst sick patients competing for these rare grafts on the waiting list remains an unresolved challenge. In their UNOS database analysis Ashwani Singal and coworkers focus on wait-list mortality for a nowadays rare indication for liver transplantation: primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) (2)...
February 22, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225291/-a-contribution-to-the-differential-diagnostics-of-sclerosing-cholangitides
#5
Martin Blaho, Petr Dítě, Martina Bojková, Martin Rydlo, Tomáš Kupka, Pavel Svoboda, Pavel Klvaňa, Arnošt Martínek
Sclerosing cholangitides represent a group of chronic biliary obstructive diseases which include primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), IgG4 associated sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) and secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC). The manifestations of the diseases are similar, but their asymptomatic course is also frequent. IgG4-SC belongs to the group of IgG4 associated diseases and it is the most frequently related to type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis. Diagnosing of IgG4-SC is based on typical histopathological images, shape changes revealed by diagnostic imaging, serological tests, concurrent impairment of other organs and response to therapy, where IgG4-SC responds well to treatment with corticoids, whereas the only possibility for the remaining units is endoscopic intervention or liver transplantation...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224207/-differentiated-application-of-recommended-guideline-techniques-for-treatment-of-inguinal-hernia
#6
H Niebuhr, M Pawlak, F Köckerling
The new worldwide guidelines of all international hernia societies only recommend the mesh-based methods TEP, TAPP and Lichtenstein. The best mesh-free technique, the Shouldice operation, should only be used if the patient has declined the use of a mesh or no mesh is available. The systematic use of the Shouldice technique for smaller inguinal hernias and younger men should be confined to study settings. A tailored approach should be taken for mesh-based procedures to minimize the risk to patients. Due to lower pain rates the laparoendoscopic techniques TEP and TAPP are the methods of choice for primary male unilateral inguinal hernia...
February 21, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223722/to-screen-or-not-to-screen-celiac-antibodies-in-liver-diseases
#7
REVIEW
Janaína Luz Narciso-Schiavon, Leonardo Lucca Schiavon
Celiac disease (CD) is a systemic immune-mediated disorder triggered by dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. The typical symptoms are anemia, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and abdominal pain. CD has been reported in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, aminotransferase elevations, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis. We evaluate recommendations for active screening for CD in patients with liver diseases, and the effect of a gluten-free diet in these different settings...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220512/sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir-with-or-without-ribavirin-in-daa-experienced-patients-with-genotype-1-hcv
#8
Eric Lawitz, Fred Poordad, Jennifer Wells, Robert H Hyland, Yin Yang, Hadas Dvory-Sobol, Luisa M Stamm, Diana M Brainard, John G McHutchison, Carmen Landaverde, Julio Gutierrez
: The optimal retreatment strategy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1-infected patients who fail direct-acting antiviral (DAA)-based regimens remains unknown. In this phase 2, open-label study conducted at a single center in the United States, patients with HCV genotype 1 infection who previously failed to achieve sustained virologic response on a DAA-based regimen were randomized to receive treatment with a fixed-dose combination tablet of sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir with or without ribavirin for 12 weeks...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217916/effects-of-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-treatment-of-liver-cirrhosis-caused-by-autoimmune-diseases
#9
Jun Liang, Huayong Zhang, Cheng Zhao, Dandan Wang, Xiaolei Ma, Shengnan Zhao, Shiying Wang, Lingying Niu, Lingyun Sun
AIM: There has been great interest in recent years to take advantage of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat end-stage liver disease. This study is aimed to evaluate clinical therapeutic effects of allogeneic MSC transplantation in liver cirrhosis caused by autoimmune diseases. METHODS: The enrolled patients with liver cirrhosis were assigned to receive allogeneic MSC infusions through a peripheral vein. The primary objective of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of MSCT in patients with autoimmune diseases-induced cirrhosis...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217586/occult-endocrine-dysfunction-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-of-liver
#10
K V S Hari Kumar, A K Pawah, Manish Manrai
BACKGROUND: Liver dysfunction leads to endocrine disturbance due to the alteration in protein metabolism or synthesis. We studied the presence of occult endocrine dysfunction in liver cirrhosis and compared the same with underlying etiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated thirty patients with liver cirrhosis in this cross-sectional, observational study. All subjects were assessed for pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal function. The patients were divided into Group 1 (cirrhosis, n = 30) and Group 2 (controls, n = 15) and the data were analyzed with appropriate statistical tests...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217254/is-laparoscopic-hepatectomy-superior-to-open-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
EDITORIAL
Jian-Hong Zhong, Ning-Fu Peng, Jian-Hong Gu, Ming-Hua Zheng, Le-Qun Li
The low perioperative morbidity and shorter hospital stay associated with laparoscopic hepatectomy have made it an often-used option at many liver centers, despite the fact that many patients with hepatocellular carcinoma have cirrhosis, which makes the procedure more difficult and dangerous. Type of surgical procedure proves not to be a primary risk factor for poor outcomes after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma, the available evidence clearly shows that laparoscopic hepatectomy is an effective alternative to the open procedure for patients with early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma, even in the presence of cirrhosis...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215616/incidence-and-determinants-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Aylin Tansel, Lior H Katz, Hashem B El-Serag, Aaron P Thrift, Mayur Parepally, Mohammad H Shakhatreh, Fasiha Kanwal
BACKGROUND: The risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is unclear. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of HCC and associated risk factors among patients with AIH. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and reference lists from relevant articles through June 2016 to identify cohort studies that examined the incidence of HCC in patients with AIH. We used random effects models to estimate pooled incidence rates overall and in subgroup of patients with cirrhosis...
February 12, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215516/aisf-position-paper-on-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-updates-and-future-directions
#13
Amedeo Lonardo, Fabio Nascimbeni, Giovanni Targher, Mauro Bernardi, Ferruccio Bonino, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Alessandro Casini, Amalia Gastaldelli, Giulio Marchesini, Fabio Marra, Luca Miele, Filomena Morisco, Salvatore Petta, Fabio Piscaglia, Gianluca Svegliati-Baroni, Luca Valenti, Stefano Bellentani
This review summarizes our current understanding of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a multi-factorial systemic disease resulting from a complex interaction between a specific genetic background and multiple environmental/metabolic "hits". The role of gut microbiota, lipotoxicity, inflammation and their molecular pathways is reviewed in-depth. We also discuss the epidemiology and natural history of NAFLD by pinpointing the remarkably high prevalence of NAFLD worldwide and its inherent systemic complications: hepatic (steatohepatitis, advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis), cardio-metabolic (cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias and type 2 diabetes) and neoplastic (primary liver cancers and extra-hepatic cancers)...
January 23, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213381/outcomes-of-treatment-with-direct-acting-antivirals-for-infection-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotypes-1-4-in-an-ambulatory-care-setting
#14
Timothy A Bach, Kathy Zaiken
PURPOSE: Outcomes with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-4 were determined. METHODS: A total of 360 patients at 36 clinical sites in Massachusetts with HCV genotypes 1-4 and a prescription for at least one DAA medication between May 2011 and October 2015 were included. The primary investigator completed a retrospective and concurrent chart review, and data were collected through April 2016. RESULTS: A total of 446 patients were assessed for eligibility into the study, with 86 patients excluded...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213164/carvedilol-use-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-and-ascites
#15
Rohit Sinha, Khalida A Lockman, Nethmee Mallawaarachchi, Marcus Robertson, John N Plevris, Peter C Hayes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carvedilol, a non-selective beta-blocker (NSBB) with additional anti-alpha 1 receptor activity, is a potent portal hypotensive agent. It has been used as prophylaxis against variceal bleed. However, its safety in decompensated liver cirrhosis with ascites is still disputed. In this study, we examined whether long-term use of carvedilol in the presence of ascites is a risk factor for mortality. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective analysis of 325 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites presenting to our Liver Unit between 1(st) of January 2009 to 31(st) August 2012...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212535/integration-of-the-cancer-related-inflammatory-response-as-a-stratifying-biomarker-of-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
#16
Jessica Howell, David J Pinato, Ramya Ramaswami, Tadaaki Arizumi, Carlotta Ferrari, Antonello Gibbin, Michela E Burlone, Giulia Guaschino, Pierluigi Toniutto, James Black, Laura Sellers, Masatoshi Kudo, Mario Pirisi, Rohini Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Response to sorafenib is highly variable in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Baseline inflammatory parameters and treatment toxicities may improve survival prediction in patients on sorafenib therapy. RESULTS: 442 patients with advanced stage HCC on sorafenib were recruited (follow-up 5096 person-months at risk). 88% had BCLC stage B or greater HCC and 72.3% had Child-Pugh A cirrhosis. On Cox multivariate regression, previously-treated HCC (HR 0...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211589/the-effectiveness-of-intravenous-vitamin-k-in-correcting-cirrhosis-associated-coagulopathy
#17
Ryan M Rivosecchi, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Jeffrey Garavaglia, Adam MacLasco, Heather Johnson
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous (IV) vitamin K in cirrhosis. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of cirrhotic patients, not on anticoagulation, with administration of IV vitamin K and a baseline INR > 1.5. The primary outcome was the effectiveness of therapy defined by a 30% decrease in INR or a reduction in INR to an absolute value of ≤1.5. KEY FINDINGS: A total of 96 patients were included in the cohort...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203139/spontaneous-splenic-infarcts-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
#18
Fredy Nehme, Kyle Rowe, Ahmad Haris, Imad Nassif
Spontaneous splenic infarction has been rarely reported as a complication of cirrhosis and portal hypertension. We describe the case of a 67-year-old female with past medical history of primary biliary cirrhosis presenting for a 1-day history of left upper quadrant pain. Investigations were in favor of splenic infarcts secondary to portal hypertension. The patient improved with conservative management and no recurrence was noted on further follow-up. Splenic infarction must be kept in mind when a patient with cirrhosis presents with left upper quadrant abdominal pain without a clear source...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201851/the-design-of-clinical-trials-in-portal-hypertension
#19
Juan G Abraldes, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
Portal hypertension (PH) is the main consequence of cirrhosis and is responsible for the majority of its complications. Gastroesophageal varices and variceal hemorrhage are direct consequences of PH; therefore, most clinical trials in PH have been directed toward treating or preventing variceal hemorrhage. However, varices and variceal hemorrhage are not isolated events; they must be considered in the context of the presence (or absence) of other complications of cirrhosis/PH. Cirrhosis progresses across different stages, each with a different prognosis and pathophysiology and hence different therapeutic targets...
February 2017: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197333/a-case-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-mimicking-acute-hepatitis-b-in-the-clinic-republic-of-korea
#20
Woo Hyuk Kwon, Hong Min Park, Jeong Jun Park, Sung Hoon Lee, Yong Kyu Lee
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a slowly progressive cholestatic autoimmune liver disease characterized by progressive bile duct injury. The most common symptoms of this disease include fatigue and pruritus. The diagnosis of PBC is based on cholestatic biochemical liver tests, presence of antimitochondrial antibodies, and characteristic histological biopsy findings. We report a case of a patient with PBS, who was initially suspected to be in the window period of hepatitis B by a private doctor in a local clinic based on the detection of isolated immunoglobulin M antibody against hepatitis B core antigen...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
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