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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822346/comparative-study-of-single-combination-use-of-huang-lian-jie-du-decoction-and-berberine-on-their-protection-on-sepsis-induced-acute-liver-injury-by-nmr-metabolic-profiling
#1
Yan Lv, Junsong Wang, Dingqiao Xu, Shanting Liao, Pei Li, Qian Zhang, Minghua Yang, Lingyi Kong
Sepsis is a serious clinical disease with a high mortality rate all around the world. Liver organ dysfunction is an important sign for the severity and outcome of sepsis in patients. In this study, (1)H NMR-based metabolomics approach and biochemical assays were applied to investigate the metabolic profiling for cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) induced acute liver injury, the therapeutical effect of single/combination use of Huang-Lian-Jie-Du decoction (HLJDD) and berberine, and the interaction of them. Metabolomics analysis revealed significant perturbations in livers of septic rats, which could be ameliorated by HLJDD, berberine and their combination treatment...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822177/-berberine-regulates-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-related-with-insulin-resistance
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REVIEW
Cheng Li, Jin-Zhi He, Xue-Dong Zhou, Xin Xu
Insulin resistance (IR) is defined as a series of clinical manifestations for diminished effectiveness of insulin in lowering blood sugar levels caused by decreased sensitivity to insulin of liver, muscle and adipose tissue. IR is the major contributor to the etiology and pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Berberine, a traditional Chinese herb extract, has been shown to be safe and effective in lowering blood sugar, alleviating insulin resistance and moderating type 2 diabetes mellitus and its complications...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821762/multi-tissue-interactions-in-an-integrated-three-tissue-organ-on-a-chip-platform
#3
Aleksander Skardal, Sean V Murphy, Mahesh Devarasetty, Ivy Mead, Hyun-Wook Kang, Young-Joon Seol, Yu Shrike Zhang, Su-Ryon Shin, Liang Zhao, Julio Aleman, Adam R Hall, Thomas D Shupe, Andre Kleensang, Mehmet R Dokmeci, Sang Jin Lee, John D Jackson, James J Yoo, Thomas Hartung, Ali Khademhosseini, Shay Soker, Colin E Bishop, Anthony Atala
Many drugs have progressed through preclinical and clinical trials and have been available - for years in some cases - before being recalled by the FDA for unanticipated toxicity in humans. One reason for such poor translation from drug candidate to successful use is a lack of model systems that accurately recapitulate normal tissue function of human organs and their response to drug compounds. Moreover, tissues in the body do not exist in isolation, but reside in a highly integrated and dynamically interactive environment, in which actions in one tissue can affect other downstream tissues...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821635/enzyme-replacement-prevents-neonatal-death-liver-damage-and-osteoporosis-in-murine-homocystinuria
#4
Tomas Majtan, Helena Hůlková, Insun Park, Jakub Krijt, Viktor Kožich, Erez M Bublil, Jan P Kraus
Classical homocystinuria (HCU) is an inborn error of sulfur amino acid metabolism caused by deficient activity of cystathionine β-synthase (CBS), resulting in an accumulation of homocysteine and a concomitant decrease of cystathionine and cysteine in blood and tissues. In mice, the complete lack of CBS is neonatal lethal. In this study, newborn CBS knockout (KO) mice were treated with recombinant polyethyleneglycolylated human truncated CBS (PEG-CBS). Full survival of the treated KO mice, along with a positive impact on metabolite levels in plasma, liver, brain, and kidneys, was observed...
August 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820885/diagnostic-efficacy-of-noninvasive-liver-fibrosis-indexes-in-predicting-portal-hypertension-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#5
Le Wang, Yuemin Feng, Xiaowen Ma, Guangchuan Wang, Hao Wu, Xiaoyu Xie, Chunqing Zhang, Qiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that noninvasive liver fibrosis indexes could be useful for predicting esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotic patients. However, thus far, the diagnostic efficacy of these indexes in predicting portal hypertension (PH) in cirrhotic patients has been poorly evaluated. AIMS: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of noninvasive liver fibrosis indexes in the diagnosis of PH. METHODS: A total of 238 cirrhotic patients underwent hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) evaluation and relevant serum tests to analyze the variables associated with PH grade...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820720/dengue-virus-serotypes-1-and-2-responsible-for-major-dengue-outbreaks-in-nepal-clinical-laboratory-and-epidemiological-features
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Shyam Prakash Dumre, Renu Bhandari, Geeta Shakya, Sanjay Kumar Shrestha, Mahamoud Sama Cherif, Prakash Ghimire, Chonticha Klungthong, In-Kyu Yoon, Kenji Hirayama, Kesara Na-Bangchang, Stefan Fernandez
Dengue virus (DENV) is expanding toward previously nonendemic areas. DENV has recently been introduced in Nepal with limited information. We report the clinical features and serotype distribution of DENV in Nepal during the major outbreaks. A total of 1,215 clinical dengue cases at two major hospitals of central and western Nepal were investigated. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters were recorded. Serum specimens were tested for DENV by IgM/IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820719/central-nervous-system-infection-associated-with-orientia-tsutsugamushi-in-south-korea
#7
Han Sang Lee, Jun-Sang Sunwoo, Seon-Jae Ahn, Jangsup Moon, Jung-Ah Lim, Jin-Sun Jun, Woo-Jin Lee, Soon-Tae Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Kyung-Il Park, Ki-Young Jung, Sang Kun Lee, Kon Chu
Orientia tsutsugamushi is a major cause of vector-borne infection in Asia. Prompt recognition and appropriate treatment are crucial because of its potentially fatal complications and lack of response to beta-lactam antibiotics. The present study retrospectively evaluated the clinical characteristics and laboratory findings of 16 patients with scrub typhus-related central nervous system (CNS) infections. Single titers ≥ 1:40 of total serum antibodies against O. tsutsugamushi detected by an indirect immunofluorescent assay were considered as positive results...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820612/the-potential-of-signal-peptide-peptidase-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-hepatitis-c
#8
Kohji Moriishi
Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes liver steatosis, cirrhosis, metabolic syndrome with inflammation, and eventually leads to hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV core protein is a well-known capsid protein and pathogenic factor related to lipid accumulation, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and carcinogenesis. Cleavage of the C-terminal transmembrane region by signal peptide peptidase (SPP) is required for maturation of the core protein. Areas covered: Herein, this review details the general aspects of the structure, lifecycle, pathogenesis, and maturation of the HCV core protein, the function of SPP, and clinically available direct-acting antivirals (DAAs)...
August 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820004/drug-induced-liver-injury-in-children-clinical-observations-animal-models-and-regulatory-status
#9
Qiang Shi, Xi Yang, James J Greenhaw, Alec Thomas Salminen, Gary M Russotti, William F Salminen
Drug-induced liver injury in children (cDILI) accounts for about 1% of all reported adverse drug reactions throughout all age groups, less than 10% of all clinical DILI cases, and around 20% of all acute liver failure cases in children. The overall DILI susceptibility in children has been assumed to be lower than in adults. Nevertheless, controversial evidence is emerging about children's sensitivity to DILI, with children's relative susceptibility to DILI appearing to be highly drug-specific. The culprit drugs in cDILI are similar but not identical to DILI in adults (aDILI)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819780/preliminary-research-on-syndrome-types-of-chinese-medicine-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
#10
Wen Sun, Jian Yu, Gu-Lan Zeng, Bing-Feng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To provide an objective reference for the syndrome types of Chinese medicine (CM) associated with pediatric primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed. Data on clinical symptoms, CM syndrome types, biochemical indices, and medications used were collected from 98 children with PNS. Then, the correlation between CM syndromes and biochemical indices, as well as medications used, was analyzed. RESULTS: The four most common symptoms in children with PNS were brown urine, red tongue, excessive sweating, and swelling of the face and limbs...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819396/expression-and-significances-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-3-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Ye Jin, Zhi-Yong Liang, Wei-Xun Zhou, Li Zhou
Objective: To investigate expression, clinical, pathologic and prognostic significances of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 3 (GRK3) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and Methods: Expression of GRK3 was detected using Western blotting and tissue microarray-based immunohistochemical staining in 8 and 395 patients (training set: n=164; validation set: n=231) with HCC underwent hepatectomy, respectively. GRK3 expression and its associations with cliniopathologic variables and tumor-specific survival were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819092/a-new-score-to-predict-recipient-mortality-from-preoperative-donor-and-recipient-characteristics-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation-dormat-score
#12
Raghavendra Babu, Pulkit Sethi, Sudhindran Surendran, Puneet Dhar, Unnikrishnan Gopalakrishnan, Dinesh Balakrishnan, Ramachandran Narayana Menon, Binoj Sivasankarapillai Thankamonyamma, Sudheer Othiyil Vayoth, Manoj Thillai
BACKGROUND Recipient outcomes in adult living donor liver transplantation depend on various characteristics in both recipient and donor. We aimed to derive a score based upon preoperative characteristics in donor and recipient that could predict the recipient mortality in adult living donor liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective data of 100 living donor liver transplantation recipients and their respective donors were analyzed for preoperative factors that correlated with recipient mortality...
August 18, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818987/response-assessment-of-68-ga-dota-e-c-rgdfk-2-pet-ct-for-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-treated-with-nintedanib-plus-docetaxel
#13
Oscar Arrieta, Francisco O Garcia-Perez, David Michel-Tello, Laura-Alejandra Ramirez-Tirado, Quetzali Pitalua-Cortes, Graciela Cruz-Rico, Eleazar-Omar Macedo-Perez, Andres F Cardona, Jaime de la Garza-Salazar
Nintedanib is an oral angiokinase inhibitor used as a second-line treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). New radiotracers, such as (68)Ga-DOTA-E-[c(RGDfK)]2, that target αvβ3 integrin might impact the clinical practice as a non-invasive method for assessing angiogenesis inhibitors. Methods: From July 2014 through October 2015, 38 patients received second-line nintedanib plus docetaxel. All the patients underwent PET/CT with (68)Ga-DOTA-E-[c(RGDfK)]2 radiotracer and blood-sample tests to quantify angiogenesis factors (FGF, VEGF and PDGF-AB) prior to and after completing 2 therapy cycles...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818953/new-horizons-for-precision-medicine-in-biliary-tract-cancers
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REVIEW
Juan W Valle, Angela Lamarca, Lipika Goyal, Jorge Barriuso, Andrew X Zhu
Biliary tract cancers (BTC), including cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer, are poor-prognosis and low-incidence cancers, although the incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is rising. A minority of patients present with resectable disease but relapse rates are high; benefit from adjuvant capecitabine chemotherapy has been demonstrated. Cisplatin/gemcitabine combination chemotherapy has emerged as the reference first-line treatment regimen; there is no standard second-line therapy. Selected patients may be suitable for liver-directed therapy (e...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818597/is-there-a-j-shaped-relationship-between-the-fatty-liver-index-and-risk-of-microalbuminuria-in-the-general-population
#15
Jong Wook Choi, Il Hwan Oh, Chang Hwa Lee, Joon-Sung Park
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether the fatty liver index (FLI), as a clinical indicator of hepatic fat accumulation based on body mass index, gamma-glutamyl-transferase, triglycerides, and waist circumference, has an association with microalbuminuria. METHODS: We analyzed anthropometric and biochemical data from a nation-wide, population-based, cross-sectional study. A total of 1605 participants included were healthy native Korean 40years or older and divided into quintiles according to their log-FLI and sex...
August 14, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818109/metastatic-colorectal-cancer-responsive-to-regorafenib-for-2-years-a-case-report
#16
Kenji Yoshino, Dai Manaka, Ryo Kudo, Shunpei Kanai, Eisei Mitsuoka, Satoshi Kanto, Shinya Hamasu, Sayuri Konishi, Ryuta Nishitai
BACKGROUND: Regorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor that has been demonstrated as clinically effective in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in phase III studies. Although disease control was achieved in 40% of the pretreated patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in the pivotal studies, radiological response has rarely been reported. Severe adverse events associated with regorafenib are known to occur during the first and second courses of treatment. We present a case of a 62-year-old Japanese patient whose metastatic colorectal cancer has been responding to treatment with regorafenib for 2 years...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817570/increased-hepatotoxicity-among-hiv-infected-adults-co-infected-with-schistosoma-mansoni-in-tanzania-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Amon I Marti, Soledad Colombe, Peter J Masikini, Samuel E Kalluvya, Luke R Smart, Bahati M Wajanga, Hyasinta Jaka, Robert N Peck, Jennifer A Downs
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about hepatotoxicity in patients with schistosome and HIV co-infections. Several studies have reported increased liver enzymes and bilirubin levels associated with schistosome infection. We investigated whether HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy who had S. mansoni co-infection had a higher prevalence of hepatotoxicity than those without. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We determined the presence and grade of hepatotoxicity among 305 HIV-infected outpatients who had been on medium-term (3-6 months) and long-term (>36 months) antiretroviral therapy in a region of northwest Tanzania where S...
August 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817400/liver-xenotransplantation
#18
Madhukar S Patel, Nathan Louras, Parsia A Vagefi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There continues to be an inadequate organ supply and lack of effective temporary support, for patients with liver failure. The purpose of this review is to discuss recent progress in the field of orthotopic pig-to-nonhuman primate (NHP) liver xenotransplantation (LXT). RECENT FINDINGS: From 1968 to 2012, survival in pig-to-NHP LXT was limited to 9 days, initially due to hyperacute rejection which has been ameliorated through use of genetically engineered donor organs, but ultimately because of profound thrombocytopenia, thrombotic microangiopathy, and bleeding...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816981/changes-of-platelet-times-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-bclc-stage-a-hepatocellular-carcinoma-survival
#19
Chen Jin, Chuan Li, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Lv-Nan Yan, Bo Li, Wen-Tao Wang, Jia-Yin Yang, Ming-Qing Xu
Platelet, neutrophil, and lymphocyte ratio (PNLR) has its own unique role in influencing postoperative recurrence for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Surgical stress can change systemic inflammatory response of patients. Thus the aim of this study was to identify the prognostic value of changes of platelet times neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in hepatitis B related HCC within Barcelona clinical liver cancer (BCLC) stage A.Data of patients with HCC within BCLC stage A were reviewed. Pre-, intra- and postoperative variables were retrospectively and statistically analyzed...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816961/estimating-of-hepatic-fat-amount-using-mri-proton-density-fat-fraction-in-a-real-practice-setting
#20
Hyeyoung Lee, Dae Won Jun, Bo-Kyeong Kang, Eunwoo Nam, Misoo Chang, Mimi Kim, Soonyoung Song, Byung Chul Yoon, Hang Lak Lee, Oh Young Lee, Ho Soon Choi, Kang Nyeong Lee
The recently developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) proton density fat fraction (PDFF) allows measurement of the fat in all segments of hepatic tissue. However, it is time consuming and inconvenient to measure each segment repeatedly. Moreover, volume of each segment also should be adjusted with arithmetic mean of the selected segments when total amount of liver fat is estimated. Therefore, we try to develop a clinically-relevant and applicable method of estimating hepatic fat in PDFF image.A total of 164 adults were enrolled...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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