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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334690/intestinal-metabolism-of-polygonum-cuspidatum-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jinfeng Fu, Songyan Wu, Min Wang, Yuan Tian, Zunjian Zhang, Rui Song
Rhizoma et Radix Polygoni Cuspidati (RRPC) is commonly prescribed for the treatments of amenorrhea, arthralgia, jaundice and abscess in traditional Chinese medicine. Previous pharmacological studies have indicated that polyphenols are the main pharmacological active ingredients in RRPC. Meanwhile, the poor bioavailability of polyphenols in RRPC implies that those components are probably metabolized by intestinal bacteria before absorption. However, there is rather limited information about RRPC's metabolites produced by intestinal bacteria and the intestinal absorbed constituents...
January 15, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333010/sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-during-treatment-for-wilms-tumor-a-life-threatening-complication
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Sidharth Totadri, Amita Trehan, Deepak Bansal, Richa Jain
Context: Survival rates exceed 90% in Wilms' tumor (WT). Actinomycin-D (ACT-D) which is indispensable in the management of WT is associated with the development of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), a potentially fatal complication. Aims: The aim is to study the presentation, management, and outcome of SOS complicating ACT-D administration in WT. Settings and Design: Retrospective file review conducted in a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology unit...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329599/gallbladder-ascariasis-in-kosovo-focus-on-ultrasound-and-conservative-therapy-a-case-series
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Vlora Ismaili-Jaha, Halim Toro, Lidvana Spahiu, Mehmedali Azemi, Teuta Hoxha-Kamberi, Muharrem Avdiu, Shqipe Spahiu-Konjusha, Luan Jaha
BACKGROUND: Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common intestinal infections in developing countries, including Kosovo. In contrast to migration to the bile duct, migration of the worm to the gallbladder, due to the narrow and tortuous nature of the cystic duct, is rare. When it does occur, it incites acalculous cholecystitis. CASE PRESENTATIONS: This case series describes a 16-month-old Albanian girl, a 22-month-old Albanian girl, a 4-year-old Albanian girl, and a 10-year-old Albanian boy...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324279/inhibition-of-udp-glucose-dehydrogenase-by-6-thiopurine-and-its-oxidative-metabolites-possible-mechanism-for-its-interaction-within-the-bilirubin-excretion-pathway-and-6tp-associated-liver-toxicity
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Chamitha J Weeramange, Cassie M Binns, Chixiang Chen, Ryan J Rafferty
6-Thiopurine (6TP) is an actively prescribed drug in the treatment of various diseases ranging from Crohn's disease and other inflammatory diseases to acute lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin's leukemia. While 6TP has beneficial therapeutic uses, severe toxicities are also reported with its use, such as jaundice and liver toxicity. While numerous investigations into the mode in which toxicity originates has been undertaken. None have investigated the effects of inhibition towards UDP-Glucose Dehydrogenase (UDPGDH), an oxidative enzyme responsible for UDP-glucuronic acid (UDPGA) formation or UDP-Glucuronosyl transferase (UGT1A1), which is responsible for the conjugation of bilirubin with UDPGA for excretion...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320775/cholestatic-jaundice-as-a-paraneoplastic-manifestation-of-prostate-cancer-aggravated-by-steroid-therapy
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Min Kyu Kang, Jung Gil Park, Heon Ju Lee
OBJECTIVE: To report a rate case of paraneoplastic jaundice as a manifestation of prostate cancer is very rare. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: We report on a case of paraneoplastic syndrome in a 72-year-old man with prostate cancer that manifested with idiopathic jaundice. Although steroids can be used as treatment in patients with prostate cancer, they could exacerbate paraneoplastic jaundice. The jaundice that flared up after treatment with 40 mg prednisone was improved with anti-androgen treatment...
January 10, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316579/-management-of-compensated-liver-cirrhosis-2018-evidence-based-prophylactic-measures
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Kathrin Karkmann, Felix Piecha, Anna Caterina Rünzi, Lisa Schulz, Moritz von Wulffen, Daniel Benten, Johannes Kluwe, Henning Wege
In 2015, more than 13 000 people died due to the consequences of liver cirrhosis in Germany. Frequently, relevant liver fibrosis is diagnosed by non-invasive methods (e. g., ultrasound-based measurement of liver stiffness) already in the compensated stage. Following diagnosis of liver fibrosis, a thorough investigation of the underlying chronic liver disease and effective treatment are important to prevent progression to decompensated cirrhosis. Since morbidity and mortality dramatically increase in the decompensated stage (patients may present with jaundice, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, gastrointestinal bleeding) with an upsurge in 1-year-mortality from 1 - 3...
January 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313399/localized-intrahepatic-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis-igg4-sc-as-an-additional-type-of-igg4-sc-a-systematic-analysis-of-12-cases
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Zhichao Mo, Kuvaneshan Ramen, Yunfeng Shan, Mengtao Zhou, Xiangwu Zheng, Xiuling Wu, Zhengping Yu, Xiaoke Ji, Qiyu Zhang, Qiqiang Zeng
OBJECTIVES: IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC), a recently defined disease entity, has been classified into four types based on the stricture regions revealed by cholangiography. However, localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC is not included into the classification. This study aimed to analyze and characterize localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC and justify the inclusion of this type into the classification. METHODS: PubMed and Embase were searched for studies published from March 2001 to June 2017 reporting localized intrahepatic IgG4-SC...
January 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305738/efficacy-of-125i-versus-non-125i-combined-with-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-the-treatment-of-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-obstructive-jaundice
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Shuangxi Li, Xuewen He, Lei Dang, Fangyu Xu, Jin Fang, Fenqiang Li, Wenhui Wang
PURPOSE: To compare the therapeutic effects of 125I versus non-125I combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for the treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with obstructive jaundice. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted using the records of 54 consecutive patients who were initially diagnosed with HCC with obstructive jaundice between May 2009 and July 2016. Twenty-one cases (group A) were treated with percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) followed by 125I radioactive seed strip implantation through the PTBD tube...
January 5, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301812/syphilitic-jaundice-a-rare-manifestation-of-the-secondary-stage-presenting-a-missed-opportunity-to-prevent-ocular-syphilis
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Joanne Curran, Stephen Peter Higgins
The classical presentation of secondary syphilis comprises skin rashes, mucosal ulceration and lymphadenopathy. However, this disseminated stage can also present with symptoms and signs of ocular, neurological, pulmonary, renal, musculoskeletal and digestive tract disease. We report the case of a gay man who presented with icteric hepatitis. Although he underwent an exhaustive series of investigations (some of which were invasive), syphilis was not initially considered in the differential diagnosis. His jaundice resolved spontaneously, but he subsequently developed an acute optic neuritis...
January 4, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284646/a-drug-regimen-for-progressive-familial-cholestasis-type-2
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J Jeffrey Malatack, Daniel Doyle
Progressive familial cholestasis type 2 is caused by a genetically determined absence or reduction in the activity of the bile salt export pump (BSEP). Reduction or absence of BSEP activity causes a failure of bile salt excretion, leading to accumulation of bile salts in hepatocytes and subsequent hepatic damage. Clinically, patients are jaundiced, suffer from severe intractable pruritus, and evidence progressive liver dysfunction. A low level of serum γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, when associated with the described signs and symptoms, is often an early identifier of this condition...
December 28, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279492/cyberknife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-cholangiocarcinoma
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Yuko Harada, Shinichiro Miyazaki
Cholangiocarcinoma is a devastating cancer with a poor prognosis. Patients are often diagnosed at the advanced stage, and curative surgery is impossible. Radiation therapy is used for cases of advanced cancer. A 50-year-old woman with stage IVb intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma was diagnosed with unresectable cancer, and had chemotherapy; however, the disease progressed. CyberKnife radiosurgery was performed, which was able to control the symptoms of liver failure and prolong her life. Her symptoms, which included jaundice, ascites, and edema disappeared and her tumor markers became normal...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274129/newborn-screening-for-galactosaemia
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REVIEW
Rohollah Lak, Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Majid Davari, Mojtaba Nouhi, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: Classical galactosaemia is an autosomal recessive inborn error of metabolism caused by a deficiency of the enzyme galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase. This is a rare and potentially lethal condition that classically presents in the first week of life once milk feeds have commenced. Affected babies may present with any or all of the following: cataracts; fulminant liver failure; prolonged jaundice; or Escherichia coli sepsis. Once the diagnosis is suspected, feeds containing galactose must be stopped immediately and replaced with a soya-based formula...
December 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260695/-jaundice-and-liver-injury-with-cholestatic-pattern-after-treatment-with-metoprololsuccinat
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Tommy Hansen, Lotte Fynne
Drug-induced liver injury is a well-known adverse event to numerous medications with clinical presentations from asymptomatic liver enzyme elevation to liver failure. However, liver injury after administration with metoprolol is not common, and only few case reports have been published. This is a case report of an 80-year-old woman with liver injury with cholestatic pattern and jaundice after two months of treatment with Metoprololsuccinat. With no evidence of other disease, liver function normalized in the following months after discontinuation of Metoprololsuccinat...
December 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258405/evaluation-of-liver-function-by-means-of-serum-cytokeratin-18-and-hepatocyte-growth-factor-levels-in-patients-with-obstructive-jaundice
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Nurinnisa Ozturk, Gurkan Ozturk, Serkan Cerrah, Sabri Selcuk Atamanalp, Mehmet Ali Gul, Nurhak Aksungur, Nuri Bakan, Ebubekir Bakan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the serum levels of cytokeratin 18 (CK18) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in obstructive jaundice patients before and after treatment and thereby to detect the possible role of CK18 and HGF in patients with obstructive jaundice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients who had obstructive jaundice and 40 healthy control subjects were included in the study. Patients were treated using percutaneous, endoscopic or surgical approaches. Blood samples were obtained at the day before and 7 days after the intervention for obstructive jaundice...
December 19, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249861/biliary-obstruction-endoscopic-approaches
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REVIEW
Jeffrey H Lee, Tomas DaVee
Painless jaundice is a harbinger of malignant biliary obstruction, with the majority of cases due to pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Despite advances in treatment, including improved surgical techniques and neoadjuvant (preoperative) chemotherapy, long-term survival from pancreatic cancer is rare. This lack of significant improvement in outcomes is believed to be due to multiple reasons, including the advanced stage at diagnosis and lack of an adequate biomarker for screening and early detection, prior to the onset of jaundice or epigastric pain...
December 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245333/a-rare-case-of-methimazole-induced-cholestatic-jaundice-in-an-elderly-man-of-asian-ethnicity-with-hyperthyroidism-a-case-report
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Hongjian Ji, Feng Yue, Jianxiang Song, Xiaohua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Methimazole is an antithyroid drug that is widely used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. As an inhibitor of the enzyme thyroperoxidase, methimazole is generally well-tolerated. However, there have been increasing reports of methimazole-induced liver damage, although this effect of methimazole has been limited by the absence of objective diagnosis of the liver condition or the inappropriate use of the Naranjo scale. We present the case of an elderly man with hyperthyroidism, gastritis, and epilepsy who developed liver damage after administration of multiple drugs...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243441/-efficacy-and-safety-of-kuhuang-injection-in-treating-viral-hepatitis%C3%AF-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jun Zhao, Xing Liao, Hui Zhao, Jing Yang, Wen Zou, Le Wang, Ying-Jie Zhi
To systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Kuhuang injection in treating viral hepatitis. Eight electronic databases and clinic trials were searched to collect randomized controlled trials for the effect of Kuhuang injection in the treatment of viral hepatitis. According to the Cochrane Handbook 5.1, two independent reviewers screened out the literatures, extracted data and assessed the quality of thestudies included. RevMan5.3 software was used for the data analysis. A total of 32 articles were included, involving 3 188 patients, including male 1 951 cases (61...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240507/neonatal-jaundice-aetiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
#18
Subhabrata Mitra, Janet Rennie
A significant proportion of term and preterm infants develop neonatal jaundice. Jaundice in an otherwise healthy term infant is the most common reason for readmission to hospital. Jaundice is caused by an increase in serum bilirubin levels, largely as a result of breakdown of red blood cells. Bilirubin is conveyed in the blood as 'unconjugated' bilirubin, largely bound to albumin. The liver converts bilirubin into a conjugated form which is excreted in the bile. Very high levels of unconjugated bilirubin are neurotoxic...
December 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234415/1h-nmr-based-serum-metabolomics-study-to-investigate-hepatoprotective-effect-of-qin-jiao-on-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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Zeyun Li, Ying Li, Lingpan Lu, Zhiheng Yang, Wenhua Xue, Xin Tian, Xiaojian Zhang
Gentiana macrophylla Radix, commonly known as Qin-Jiao (QJ), was recorded alone to treat jaundice in Compendium of Materia Medica and has been frequently prescribed for treatment of liver disease in China. However, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. In the present work, QJ of 1,2 g/kg or silybin of 40 mg/kg (positive control) was orally given to rats for 7 days to verify the protective effect on acute liver damage induced by tetrachloride (CCl4). Together with serum biochemistry and histopathological examination, 1H-NMR based metabolomics work was carried out to investigate the efficacy...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232532/reconsideration-of-laparoscopic-kasai-operation-for-biliary-atresia
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Sheng-Yang Huang, Chou-Ming Yeh, Hou-Chuan Chen, Chia-Man Chou
INTRODUCTION: Minimal invasive surgery for all kinds of surgical diseases had been practiced for years. The laparoscopic Kasai operation is one of the most challenging procedures and remains controversial for treating biliary atresia (BA). PURPOSE: This work presented the initial experience of our Institute and compared the outcomes of open and laparoscopic Kasai operations for BA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients 18 years old and younger, and were operated in our Institute for BA from January 2011 to August 2017, were included in this study...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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