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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970710/transient-elastography-fibroscan-in-patients-with-non-cirrhotic-portal-fibrosis
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Praveen Sharma, Rachit Agarwal, Shashi Dhawan, Naresh Bansal, Vikas Singla, Ashish Kumar, Anil Arora
BACKGROUND: Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) is a common cause of variceal bleed in developing countries. Transient elastography (TE) using Fibroscan is a useful technique for evaluation of fibrosis in patients with liver disease. There is a paucity of studies evaluating TE in patients with Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF) and none in Asian population. Aim of this study was to evaluate role of TE in NCPF. METHODS: Retrospective data of consecutive patients of NCPF as per Asian pacific association for the study of liver (APASL) guidelines were noted...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968053/improving-the-identification-and-monitoring-of-cirrhosis
#2
Margaret G Keane, Charles Hensher, Stephen P Pereira
Morbidity and mortality associated with cirrhosis are on the increase. In a recent UK cohort study the incidence of cirrhosis increased by 50.6% between 1998 and 2009. Although all causes of liver disease increased during this period, this trend was primarily attributed to rising levels of alcohol misuse and obesity. Cirrhosis generally results from chronic liver damage over many years. It is characterised by fibrosis and nodularity of the parenchyma, which interferes with the synthetic, metabolic and excretory functions of the liver...
November 2016: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965721/prospective-comparison-of-the-diagnostic-performance-of-magnetic-resonance-elastography-with-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-for-pre-operative-staging-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Chen-Te Chou, Ran-Chou Chen, Wen-Pei Wu, Ping-Yi Lin, Yao-Li Chen
The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography with that of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography for pre-operative staging of hepatic fibrosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. We prospectively enrolled 77 patients who were scheduled to undergo hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Pre-operative MRE and ARFI elastography examinations were performed on the same day, and liver stiffness/velocity values were determined. Fibrosis stage and necro-inflammatory activity of resected specimens were determined histopathologically using the METAVIR scoring system...
September 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947134/elevated-body-mass-index-is-a-risk-factor-associated-with-possible-liver-cirrhosis-across-different-etiologies-of-chronic-liver%C3%A2-disease
#4
Yi-Hao Yen, Kuo-Chin Chang, Ming-Chao Tsai, Po-Lin Tseng, Ming-Tsung Lin, Cheng-Kun Wu, Jung-Ting Lin, Tsung-Hui Hu, Jing-Houng Wang, Chien-Hung Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Metabolic risk factors are associated with liver fibrosis. Whether or not metabolic risk factors affect the severity of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), chronic hepatitis C (CHC), or risk factors associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains unclear. We aimed to investigate this by transient elastography. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled 1513 patients who presented with chronic liver disease (CLD) at a tertiary hospital...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906010/serial-changes-in-liver-stiffness-and-controlled-attenuation-parameter-following-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-against-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b
#5
Nobuhiko Ogasawara, Masahiro Kobayashi, Norio Akuta, Yoko Kominami, Shunichiro Fujiyama, Yusuke Kawamura, Hitomi Sezaki, Tetsuya Hosaka, Fumitaka Suzuki, Satoshi Saitoh, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Yasuji Arase, Kenji Ikeda, Mariko Kobayashi, Hiromitsu Kumada
Little information is available on the impact of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy on changes in liver fibrosis and steatosis. Liver stiffness (LS) and controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) values were evaluated using transient elastography. The study subjects were 214 elderly patients infected with HCV genotype 1b who received 24-week daclatasvir and asunaprevir dual therapy. All patients of this retrospective study had no hepatocellular carcinoma before and during DAA therapy. LS and CAP were assessed before treatment (baseline), at end of treatment (EOT), and at 24, 48, 72 weeks (W) after EOT...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878671/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-safety-of-intravenously-administered-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-for-the-treatment-of-hepatic-fibrosis
#6
Rebecca Lim, Alexander Hodge, Gregory Moore, Euan M Wallace, William Sievert
Liver cirrhosis is the 6th leading cause of death in adults aged 15-59 years in high-income countries. For many who progress to cirrhosis, the only prospect for survival is liver transplantation. While there is some indication that mesenchymal stem cells may be useful in reversing established liver fibrosis, there are limitations to their widespread use - namely their rarity, the need for extensive serial passaging and the associated potential for genomic instability and cellular senescence. To this end, we propose the use of allogeneic amnion epithelial cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857900/regression-of-liver-fibrosis-over-a-24-week-period-after-completing-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-receiving-care-within-the-national-hepatitis-c-elimination-program-in-georgia-results-of-hepatology-clinic-hepa-experience
#7
Ekaterine Dolmazashvili, Akaki Abutidze, Nikoloz Chkhartishvili, Marine Karchava, Lali Sharvadze, Tengiz Tsertsvadze
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the impact of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy on liver fibrosis regression measured by transient elastography (TE) in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was carried out in HCV monoinfected patients with advanced liver fibrosis or cirrhosis receiving interferon (IFN)-containing or IFN-free DAA therapy. Liver stiffness (LS) score more than 14.5 kPa indicated LS-defined cirrhosis...
November 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856972/elastography-methods-for-the-non-invasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
#8
Davide Roccarina, Matteo Rosselli, Joan Genesca, Emmanuel A Tsochatzis
The gold standard to assess the presence and severity of portal hypertension remains the hepatic vein pressure gradient, however the recent development of non-invasive assessment using elastography techniques offers valuable alternatives. In this review, we discuss the diagnostic accuracy and utility of such techniques in patients with portal hypertension due to cirrhosis. Areas covered: A literature search focused on liver and spleen stiffness measurement with different elastographic techniques for the assessment of the presence and severity of portal hypertension and oesophageal varices in people with chronic liver disease...
September 12, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856286/hepatitis-d-b-and-c-virus-hdv-hbv-hcv-coinfection-as-a-diagnostic-problem-and-therapeutic-challenge
#9
Beata Lorenc, Katarzyna Sikorska, Piotr Stalke, Krzysztof Bielawski, Dominik Ziętkowski
Coinfection with hepatitis D virus (HDV) in chronic hepatitis B is associated with more rapid progression to liver cirrhosis. We present two cases of infection with hepatitis D, B and C viruses. Both male patients were primarily diagnosed as infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), HBsAg-positive and anti-HCV-positive. The first patient was treated with interferon, lamivudine and pegylated interferon. A full virological and biochemical response was achieved. The second patient was treated with interferon and ribavirin, lamivudine and twice with pegylated interferon...
March 2017: Clin Exp Hepatol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845498/non-invasive-diagnosis-of-portal-hypertension-in-cirrhosis-using-ultrasound-based-elastography
#10
REVIEW
Ivica Grgurevic, Tomislav Bokun, Tonci Bozin, Vladimir Matic, Sara Haberle, Ioan Sporea
Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by ultrasound-based elastography may be used to non-invasively discriminate between the stages of liver fibrosis, rule out cirrhosis and follow its evolution, including the prediction of the presence of oesophageal varices. The same is possible in order to diagnose clinically significant portal hypertension, referring primarilyto transient elastography and LSM values ≥20-25 kPa. The same approach may be used to reliably rule out the presence ofoesophageal varices (LSM <20 kPa + platelets >150x109/L)...
May 3, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807448/assessing-hepatic-fibrosis-using-2-d-shear-wave-elastography-in-patients-with-liver-tumors-a-prospective-single-center-study
#11
Zhongxi Huang, Wei Zheng, Yao-Jun Zhang, Li Xu, Jin-Bin Chen, Jian-Cong Chen, Min-Shan Chen, Zhongguo Zhou
The purpose of this study was to investigate the diagnostic performance of 2-D shear wave elastography (2-D-SWE) in evaluations of liver stiffness in patients with liver tumors before resection. A total of 121 consecutive patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (n = 93), intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma (n = 6), mixed hepatocellular carcinoma and intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma (n = 6), liver metastases (n = 10) and benign tumors (n = 6) were prospectively enrolled in this study from June 2015 to March 2016...
November 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800087/imaging-features-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children-and-adolescents
#12
REVIEW
Michele Di Martino, Kameliya Koryukova, Mario Bezzi, Carlo Catalano
Non-invasive diagnosis and quantification of liver steatosis is important to overcome limits of liver biopsy, in order to follow up patients during their therapy and to establish a reference standard that can be used in clinical trials and longitudinal studies. Imaging offers several methods in this setting: ultrasound, which is the cheapest technique and easy to perform; magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), which reflects the real content of triglycerides in a specific volume; and proton density fat fraction (PDFF) magnetic resonance, which is a simple method that reflects the distribution of the fat in the whole liver...
August 11, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790227/evaluation-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-for-fibrosis-staging-in-chronic-liver-diseases
#13
Rino Alvani Gani, Irsan Hasan, Andri Sanityoso, Cosmas Rinaldi A Lesmana, Juferdy Kurniawan, Chyntia Olivia Maurine Jasirwan, Kemal Fariz Kalista, Lutfie Lutfie
BACKGROUND: acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) is a new proposed noninvasive method for liver fibrosis staging. Integrated with B-mode ultrasonography, ARFI can be used to assess liver tissue condition. However its diagnostic accuracy is still being continuously evaluated. Also, there is lack of data regarding the utilization of ARFI in our population. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of ARFI as an alternative noninvasive modality for fibrosis staging in chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C patients in our population...
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704381/sofosbuvir-based-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-3-infections-a-scandinavian-real-life-study
#14
MULTICENTER STUDY
Olav Dalgard, Ola Weiland, Geir Noraberg, Lars Karlsen, Lars Heggelund, Martti Färkkilâ, Ulla Balslev, Erika Belard, Anne Øvrehus, Mette Skalshøi Kjær, Henrik Krarup, Birgit Thorup Røge, Sofie Hallager, Lone G Madsen, Alex Lund Laursen, Martin Lagging, Nina Weis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection with advanced liver disease has emerged as the most challenging to treat. We retrospectively assessed the treatment outcome of sofosbuvir (SOF) based regimes for treatment of HCV genotype 3 infections in a real life setting in Scandinavia. METHODS: Consecutive patients with chronic HCV genotype 3 infection were enrolled at 16 treatment centers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Patients who had received a SOF containing regimen were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701893/risk-assessment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-general-population-by-liver-stiffness-in-combination-with-controlled-attenuation-parameter-using-transient-elastography-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Takaaki Sugihara, Masahiko Koda, Tomomitsu Matono, Kinya Okamoto, Yoshikazu Murawaki, Hajime Isomoto, Shiho Tokunaga
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients without hepatitis B (HBV) and -C virus (HCV) infection are increasing in Japan. Method for detecting high-risk liver diseases of HCC in general population has still not been established. Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) using transient elastography (TE; FibroScan System) are useful for detecting liver fibrosis and steatosis. The aim of this study is to clarify TE for risk assessment of HCC in general population...
June 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692443/a-single-test-combining-blood-markers-and-elastography-is-more-accurate-than-other-fibrosis-tests-in-the-main-causes-of-chronic-liver-diseases
#16
Alexandra Ducancelle, Vincent Leroy, Julien Vergniol, Nathalie Sturm, Brigitte Le Bail, Jean Pierre Zarski, Eric Nguyen Khac, Dominique Salmon, Victor de Ledinghen, Paul Calès
BACKGROUND AND GOAL: International guidelines suggest combining a blood test and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) to stage liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, we compared the accuracies of these tests between the main etiologies of chronic liver diseases. STUDY: Overall, 1968 patients were included in 5 etiologies: CHC: 698, chronic hepatitis B: 152, human immunodeficiency virus/CHC: 628, NAFLD: 225, and alcoholic liver disease (ALD): 265...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680839/early-detection-of-liver-damage-in-mexican-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
#17
Rafael Torres-Valadez, Sonia Roman, Alexis Jose-Abrego, Maricruz Sepulveda-Villegas, Claudia Ojeda-Granados, Ingrid Rivera-Iñiguez, Arturo Panduro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Liver cirrhosis is usually detected at the later stages of disease. This study is aimed to detect liver damage in patients with chronic liver disease using transitional elastography (TE) and to assess the biochemical parameters associated with liver damage. METHODS: In 578 patients, chronic liver disease based on etiology was diagnosed by clinical and laboratory tests. Liver damage was evaluated with TE (FibroScan®), while its association with biochemical parameters was performed using the logistic regression tests...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666070/reduced-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-achieving-a-subcirrhotic-liver-stiffness-through-antiviral-agents-in-hepatitis-b-virus-related-advanced-fibrosis-or-cirrhosis
#18
Byung Seok Kim, Yeon Seok Seo, Young Seok Kim, Chang Hyeong Lee, Han Ah Lee, Um Soon Ho, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Sang Gyune Kim, Sang Jun Suh, Young Kul Jung, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Hyung Joon Yim, Seung Up Kim
BACKGROUND&AIMS: A subcirrhotic range of liver stiffness (sc-LS), assessed by transient elastography, is associated with better outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). We investigated whether the achievement of sc-LS by antiviral therapy (AVT) reduced the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with CHB-related advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis. METHODS: In total, 209 patients with CHB-related advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, who received paired transient elastography (TE) examinations during AVT between 2007 and 2012, were enrolled...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643136/assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-comparison-of-shear-wave-elastography-and-transient-elastography
#19
Shashi B Paul, Prasenjit Das, Mousumi Mahanta, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Saurabh Kedia, Nancy Kalra, Harpreet Kaur, Maneesh Vijayvargiya, Shouriyo Ghosh, Shivanand R Gamanagatti, Shalimar, Siddhartha Dutta Gupta, Subrat K Acharya
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of shear wave elastography (SWE) and transient elastography (TE) in the evaluation of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and C (CHC) patients taking liver biopsy as gold standard. METHODS: Ethics committee approved this prospective cross-sectional study. Between October 2012 and December 2014, consecutive CHB/CHC patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included-age more than 18 years, informed written consent, willing and suitable for liver biopsy...
June 22, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629395/early-experiences-from-one-of-the-first-treatment-programs-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-sub-saharan-africa
#20
Hanna Aberra, Hailemichael Desalegn, Nega Berhe, Girmay Medhin, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Asgeir Johannessen
BACKGROUND: Treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is virtually absent in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we present early experiences from a pilot program for treatment of CHB in Ethiopia. METHODS: Adults (≥18 years) with CHB were included in a cohort study at St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, from February 2015. The baseline assessment included liver function tests, viral markers and transient elastography (Fibroscan 402, Echosense, France)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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