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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337233/diagnostic-value-of-optimised-real-time-sonoelastography-in-the-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-c
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Katarzyna Kalita, Krzysztof Filipczak, Małgorzata Bieńkiewicz, Wojciech Deroń, Zbigniew Deroń, Anna Piekarska, Anna Płachcińska, Jacek Kuśmierek
AIM: To optimise the method of real-time elastography (RTE) in the assessment of liver fibrosis using an in-house prepared method for elastogram analysis, as well as a semiquantitative analysis based on newly introduced parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sonoelastography was performed in 94 patients with various degrees of liver fibrosis and also in 25 healthy volunteers. As a reference method for diagnostic efficacy of sonoelastography-based parameters used for the assessment of fibrosis degree in patients with chronic B and C hepatitis, a liver biopsy was used...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329108/increased-mortality-among-persons-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-moderate-or-severe-liver-disease-a-cohort-study
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Javier A Cepeda, David L Thomas, Jacquie Astemborski, Mark S Sulkowski, Gregory D Kirk, Shruti H Mehta
Background: Despite the availability of curative treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, because of cost, treatment is often denied until liver fibrosis has progressed to at least moderate fibrosis and in some cases cirrhosis. That practice is justified on assumptions that there are no medical consequences to having moderate disease and that disease stage transitions can be anticipated. Methods: We performed transient elastography on 964 people chronically infected with HCV with a history of injection drug use living in Baltimore, Maryland...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301573/panel-of-three-novel-serum-markers-predicts-liver-stiffness-and-fibrosis-stages-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Marcin Krawczyk, Simone Zimmermann, Georg Hess, Robert Holz, Marc Dauer, Jochen Raedle, Frank Lammert, Frank Grünhage
Latest data suggest that placental growth factor (PLGF), growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) and hepatic growth factor (HGF) are involved in hepatic fibrogenesis. Diagnostic performance of these markers for non-invasive liver fibrosis prediction was evaluated based on liver histology and stiffness. In total 834 patients were recruited. Receiver-operating-characteristics were used to define cut-offs for markers correlating to fibrosis stages. Odds-ratios were calculated for the presence/absence of fibrosis/cirrhosis and confirmed in the sub-group of patients phenotyped by elastography only...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296807/long-term-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation-for-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-related-cirrhosis
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Chandra Bhati, Michael O Idowu, Arun J Sanyal, Maria Rivera, Carolyn Driscoll, Richard Todd Stravitz, Divyanshoo R Kohli, Scott Matherly, Puneet Puri, HoChong Giles, Adrian Cotterrell, Marlon Levy, Richard Sterling, Velimir Luketic, Hannah Lee, Amit Sharma, Mohammad Shadab Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a clinically aggressive variant of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is becoming an increasingly common indication for liver transplantation (LT); however, relatively little is known regardings its clinical course post-LT. The aim of the current study is to describe disease recurrence and clinical course after LT. METHODS: All surviving patients transplanted for NASH at the authors' institution had transient elastography (TE) to evaluate hepatic steatosis and fibrosis...
March 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277807/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-transient-elastography-in-the-management-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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Ma Ai Thanda Han, Rola Saouaf, Walid Ayoub, Tsuyoshi Todo, Edward Mena, Mazen Noureddin
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis worldwide and the second most common cause of liver transplantation in major medical centers. Because liver steatosis and fibrosis severity are related to disease morbidity and mortality, the extent of disease, and disease progression, they need to be assessed and monitored. In addition, innovation with new drug developments requires disease staging and monitoring in both phase 2 and 3 clinical trials. Currently, disease assessment in both clinical practice and research is mostly performed by liver biopsy, an invasive, procedure with risks...
April 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268819/a-comparison-of-multimodal-biomarkers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-assessment-using-recursive-feature-elimination
#6
Yanru Bai, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Yingxia Liu, Zhiguo Zhang
An effective assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is highly desired because it is important not only for clinical courses prediction, but also for the determination of antiviral therapy schemes. In recent years, various approaches for liver biopsies analysis have been highlighted, such as elastography techniques and serum markers, due to their properties of non-invasiveness. The aim of this study is to determine the best biomarkers or their combination by comparing multimodal biomarkers (ultrasound elastography parameters, biochemical hematologic parameters, and clinical parameters) for fibrosis assessment in chronic hepatitis B using a support vector machine combined with recursive feature elimination (RFE-SVM) approach...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267700/ultrasonography-for-noninvasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
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REVIEW
Hitoshi Maruyama, Osamu Yokosuka
Portal hypertension is a major pathophysiology in patients with cirrhosis. Portal pressure is the gold standard to evaluate the severity of portal hypertension, and radiological intervention is the only procedure for pressure measurement. Ultrasound (US) is a simple and noninvasive imaging modality available worldwide. B-mode imaging allows broad applications for patients to detect and characterize chronic liver diseases and focal hepatic lesions. The Doppler technique offers real-time observation of blood flow with qualitative and quantitative assessments, and the application of microbubble-based contrast agents has improved the detectability of peripheral blood flow...
March 9, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263455/liver-disease-and-fibrosis-assessment-in-substance-use-related-disorders
#8
Marija Zeremski, Anthony Martinez
Substance users have the highest prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection but have rarely been treated, largely because of their mistrust of the health care system, misconceptions about the consequences of the infection, and concerns regarding interferon-related side effects. With the development of highly efficacious, interferon-free therapeutic regimens without significant side effects, the concept of colocating HCV and substance use treatment would appear to be highly feasible. This process has been further facilitated by widespread clinical adaptation of noninvasive assays for fibrosis assessment, which could be performed routinely in substance use treatment facilities...
March 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227015/a-comparison-of-multimodal-biomarkers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-assessment-using-recursive-feature-elimination
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Yanru Bai, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Yingxia Liu, Zhiguo Zhang, Yanru Bai, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Yingxia Liu, Zhiguo Zhang, Xin Chen, Changfeng Dong, Zhiguo Zhang, Yanru Bai, Yingxia Liu
An effective assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is highly desired because it is important not only for clinical courses prediction, but also for the determination of antiviral therapy schemes. In recent years, various approaches for liver biopsies analysis have been highlighted, such as elastography techniques and serum markers, due to their properties of non-invasiveness. The aim of this study is to determine the best biomarkers or their combination by comparing multimodal biomarkers (ultrasound elastography parameters, biochemical hematologic parameters, and clinical parameters) for fibrosis assessment in chronic hepatitis B using a support vector machine combined with recursive feature elimination (RFE-SVM) approach...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223730/magnetic-resonance-elastography-is-accurate-in-detecting-advanced-fibrosis-in-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Jin Wang, Neera Malik, Meng Yin, Thomas C Smyrk, Albert J Czaja, Richard L Ehman, Sudhakar K Venkatesh
AIM: To assess the value of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in detecting advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). METHODS: In this retrospective study, 36 patients (19 treated and 17 untreated) with histologically confirmed AIH and liver biopsy performed within 3 mo of MRE were identified at a tertiary care referral center. Liver stiffness (LS) with MRE was calculated by a radiologist, and inflammation grade and fibrosis stage in liver biopsy was assessed by a pathologist in a blinded fashion...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222249/are-non-invasive-fibrosis-markers-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-reliable-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Hailemichael Desalegn, Hanna Aberra, Nega Berhe, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Asgeir Johannessen
BACKGROUND: In the absence of liver biopsy, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends non-invasive tests, such as APRI (aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index) and FIB-4, to assess liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). However, these tests are not well validated in sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, a new marker, GPR (gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio), was found to be more accurate in an African setting, but this needs confirmation in other cohorts...
February 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180193/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-for-non%C3%A2-invasive-evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-c-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiangdong Hu, Lanyan Qiu, Dong Liu, Linxue Qian
AIM: The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastography in the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B and C patients through Meta-analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four databases (PubMed, the Cochrane Library, WanFang data, and CNKI) were searched. The key words were: ("ARFI" or "acoustic radiation force impulse") combined with "liver fibrosis" and ("chronic hepatitis" or "HBV HCV"). Heterogeneity (I2) was assessed, and its source was analyzed through meta-regression...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144720/magnetic-resonance-elastography-in-the-assessment-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-study-comparing-transient-elastography-and-histological-data-in-the-same-patients
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Masafumi Toguchi, Masakatsu Tsurusaki, Norihisa Yada, Keitaro Sofue, Tomoko Hyodo, Minori Onoda, Isao Numoto, Mitsuru Matsuki, Izumi Imaoka, Masatoshi Kudo, Takamichi Murakami
PURPOSE: To evaluate the quantitative measurement of liver stiffness (LS), compare the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and ultrasound-based transient elastography (TE), and evaluate two different MRE-based LS measurement methods. METHODS: Between October 2013 and January 2015, 116 consecutive patients with chronic liver disease underwent MRE to measure LS (kilopascals; kPa). Of the 116 patients, 51 patients underwent both TE and liver biopsy, and the interval between the liver biopsy and both the MRE and TE was less than 90 days...
February 1, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128707/distinguishing-between-hepatic-inflammation-and-fibrosis-with-mr-elastography
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Meng Yin, Kevin J Glaser, Armando Manduca, Taofic Mounajjed, Harmeet Malhi, Douglas A Simonetto, Ruisi Wang, Liu Yang, Shennen A Mao, Jaime M Glorioso, Faysal M Elgilani, Christopher J Ward, Peter C Harris, Scott L Nyberg, Vijay H Shah, Richard L Ehman
Purpose To investigate the utility of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived mechanical properties in the discrimination of hepatic inflammation and fibrosis in the early stages of chronic liver diseases. Materials and Methods All studies were approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. A total of 187 animals were studied, including 182 mice and five pigs. These animals represented five different liver diseases with a varying combination and extent of hepatic inflammation, fibrosis, congestion, and portal hypertension...
January 27, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127192/evolving-strategies-for-liver-fibrosis-staging-non-invasive-assessment
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EDITORIAL
Cristina Stasi, Stefano Milani
Transient elastography and the acoustic radiation force impulse techniques may play a pivotal role in the study of liver fibrosis. Some studies have shown that elastography can detect both the progression and regression of fibrosis. Similarly, research results have been analysed and direct and indirect serum markers of hepatic fibrosis have shown high diagnostic accuracy for advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis. The prognosis of different stages of cirrhosis is well established and various staging systems have been proposed, largely based on clinical data...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100410/comp-serum-levels-a-new-non-invasive-biomarker-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-viral-hepatitis
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Kalliopi Zachou, Stella Gabeta, Zakera Shums, Nikolaos K Gatselis, George K Koukoulis, Gary L Norman, George N Dalekos
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recently we have shown that cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), a fibrillar collagen assembly regulator, is strongly associated with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma progression. Therefore, we assessed whether serum COMP levels can be used as a non-invasive fibrosis marker in patients with chronic viral hepatitis (CVH) and compared this marker with standard methods for disease stage assessment [histology, transient elastography (TE), APRI, FIB-4]. METHODS: Sera from 116 CVH patients, 66 HBV [24 female; median age 53(22-76)] and 50 HCV [21 female; median age 48...
January 15, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076629/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-compared-with-biopsy-for-evaluating-hepatic-fibrosis-after-liver-transplantation-a-cross-sectional-diagnostic-study
#17
Joel Schmillevitch, Maria Cristina Chammas, Vincenzo Pugliese, Edson Abdala, Adriana Cortez Rizzon, Venâncio Alves, Luiz Augusto Carneiro, Giovanni Cerri
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Biopsies are used after liver transplantation to evaluate fibrosis. This study aimed to evaluate the elasticity of transplanted livers by means of a non-invasive examination, acoustic radiation force imaging (ARFI) elastography, correlating the results with the histological analysis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study in a public university hospital. METHODS: All patients consecutively operated between 2002 and 2010 with an indication for biopsy were evaluated by means of elastography...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003717/noninvasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-by-transient-elastography-and-fib4-apri-for-prediction-of-treatment-response-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#18
Sunil Taneja, Sunil Tohra, Ajay Duseja, Radha Krishan Dhiman, Yogesh Kumar Chawla
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis and its sequel cirrhosis represent a major health care burden, and assessment of fibrosis by biopsy is gradually being replaced by noninvasive methods. In clinical practice, the determination of fibrosis stage is important, since patients with advanced fibrosis have faster progression to cirrhosis and antiviral therapy is indicated in these patients. AIMS: To assess the role of transient elastography (TE) and compare it with APRI and FIB4 for predicting liver fibrosis and assessing the effect of host and viral factors on fibrosis and treatment outcome in CHC patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999888/imaging-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-overlap-syndromes
#19
Neera Malik, Sudhakar K Venkatesh
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an uncommon, chronic inflammatory, and relapsing liver disease of unknown origin that may lead to liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplantation, or death. AIH occurs in all age groups and races but can frequently manifest as acute fulminant hepatitis. Clinical presentation of AIH can have features similar to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), and these diseases may coexist leading to overlap syndromes. Although histological diagnosis is necessary, imaging features often can demonstrate characteristics that may be helpful to distinguish these diseases...
January 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995624/diagnosing-liver-fibrosis-a-narrative-review-of-current-literature-for-dermatologists
#20
REVIEW
J R Potts, C M Maybury, A Salam, J N Barker, K Agarwal, C H Smith
Chronic liver disease is a growing problem worldwide due to obesity, alcohol-related liver disease and viral hepatitis. Liver fibrosis is generally asymptomatic and patients may not present until they have advanced cirrhosis, when the scope for reversibility is limited. Identification of asymptomatic individuals at an early stage, is fundamental to reversing the rising toll of liver-related morbidity and mortality. Awareness of liver disease and the techniques for diagnosis is important for dermatologists, not only due to the burden of disease in the general population but also because some dermatology cohorts may have an elevated risk; for example the increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and excess alcohol use in those with psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, in addition to the use of potentially hepatotoxic drugs such as methotrexate...
December 20, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
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