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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092840/suppressive-effect-of-spirulina-fusiformis-on-diclofenac-induced-hepato-renal-injury-and-gastrointestinal-ulcer-in-wistar-albino-rats-a-biochemical-and-histological-approach
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Jerine Peter S, Kadar Basha S, R Giridharan, Udhaya Lavinya B, Evan Prince Sabina
CONTEXT: The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), diclofenac causes hepato-renal toxicity and gastric ulcer. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of Spirulina fusiformis on Diclofenac-induced toxicity in Wistar albino rats. METHODS: Rats were treated as follows: normal control (group I); diclofenac (50mg/kgb.w., i.p.) treated rats (group II); diclofenac-induced (50mg/kgb.w., i.p.) rats treated with Spirulina fusiformis (400mg/kgb...
January 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086841/good-outcome-following-liver-transplantation-using-pericardial-peritoneum-window-for-hepato-atrial-anastomosis-to-overcome-advanced-hepatic-alveolar-echinococcosis-and-secondary-budd-chiari-syndrome-a-case-report
#2
Konrad Kobryń, Rafał Paluszkiewicz, Krzysztof Dudek, Urszula Ołdakowska-Jedynak, Michał Korba, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Remiszewski, Michał Grąt, Piotr Milkiewicz, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
BACKGROUND: This report presents a case of a 57- year old female with advanced Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis causing a secondary Budd-Chiari Syndrome due to infiltration of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava treated successfully by liver transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A temporary veno-venous bypass was introduced, but a typical end to end cavo-caval anastomosis wasn't possible in this case. In order to access a disease free part of the inferior vena cava, an oval window of the diaphragm was excised, providing communication between the peritoneum and pericardium...
January 13, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069106/portal-vein-thrombosis-after-reconstruction-in-270-consecutive-patients-with-portal-vein-resections-in-hepatopancreatobiliary-hpb-surgery
#3
Masaru Miyazaki, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtuka, Atsushi Kato, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Daisuke Suzuki, Taku Higashihara
BACKGROUNDS: This study was aimed to evaluate the occurrence of portal vein thrombosis after portal vein reconstruction. METHODS: The portal veins were repaired with venorrhaphy, end-to-end, patch graft, and segmental graft in consecutive 270 patients undergoing hepato-pancreto-biliary (HPB) surgery. RESULTS: Portal vein thrombosis was encountered in 20 of 163 of end-to-end, 2 of 56 of venorrhaphy, and 2 of 5 of patch graft groups, as compared with 0 of 46 of segmental graft group (p < 0...
December 24, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055147/monitoring-of-treatment-with-vitamin-k-antagonists-recombinant-thromboplastins-are-more-sensitive-to-factor-vii-than-tissue-extract-thromboplastins
#4
Joseph S Biedermann, Antonius M H P van den Besselaar, Moniek P M de Maat, Frank W G Leebeek, Marieke J H A Kruip
BACKGROUND: Differences regarding sensitivity to factor VII (FVII) have been suggested for recombinant human and tissue-extract thromboplastins used for International Normalized Ratio (INR) measurement, but evidence is scarce. Differences in FVII sensitivity are clinically relevant since they can affect INR stability during treatment with vitamin K antagonists (VKA). OBJECTIVES: To determine if commercial thromboplastins react differently to changes in FVII. METHODS: We studied the effect of addition of FVII on the INR in plasma using three tissue-extract (Neoplastin C1+, Hepato Quick, Thromborel S) and three recombinant human (Recombiplastin 2G, Innovin, Coaguchek XS) thromboplastins...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053571/comparative-study-of-oxidative-stress-parameters-and-acetylcholinesterase-activity-in-the-liver-of-pelophylax-esculentus-complex-frogs
#5
Marko Prokić, Slavica Borković-Mitić, Imre Krizmanić, Jelena Gavrić, Svetlana Despotović, Branka Gavrilović, Tijana Radovanović, Slađan Pavlović, Zorica Saičić
Comparative activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GR), the phase II biotransformation enzyme glutathione-S-transferase (GST), the concentrations of total glutathione (GSH), sulfhydryl groups (-SH) and the activity of the neurotoxicity biomarker acetylcholinesterase (AChE) were investigated in the livers of species belonging to the Pelophylax esculentus "complex" (parental species Pelophylax ridibundus, Pelophylax lessonae, and their hybrid Pelophylax kl...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053323/hbx-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-disturbing-the-cross-talk-between-mir-181a-and-pten
#6
Yi Tian, Xinqiang Xiao, Xing Gong, Feng Peng, Yun Xu, Yongfang Jiang, Guozhong Gong
Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is involved in the initiation and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the mechanism is still needed to be elucidated. In this study, we explored the relationship between HBx and microRNA and their roles in hepato-carcinogenesis. Firstly, by global microarray-based microRNA profiling and qRT-PCR, we found miR-181a was strongly up-regulated in HepG2.2.15 cells (HBV positive) and pHBV1.3-expressing HepG2 cells, and HBx played a major role in it. Secondly, reduced PTEN protein expression in the presence of HBx was aslo mediated by miR-181a, and in the Luciferase reporter system, miR-181a inhibited the PTEN translation by binding the PTEN 3'-untranslated-region (UTR), and PTEN protein was decreased when epigenetic expression of miR-181a and rescued by knocking down miR-181a...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032939/sequential-analysis-of-variable-markers-for-predicting-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-liver-failure
#7
Hajime Uchida, Seisuke Sakamoto, Akinari Fukuda, Kengo Sasaki, Takanobu Shigeta, Shunsuke Nosaka, Masaya Kubota, Atsuko Nakazawa, Satoshi Nakagawa, Mureo Kasahara
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Our aim was to analyze serial changes in the predictive variables and a scoring system retrospectively adapted to evaluate outcomes in pediatric patients with acute liver failure (ALF). METHODS: We retrospectively collected data on 65 patients with ALF. The 65 patients were divided into 2 groups according to the need for liver transplantation (LT) as follows: LT group (n = 54) and non-LT group (n = 11). The early determination scoring system of the indications for LT proposed by the Intractable Hepato-Biliary Diseases Study Group of Japan (JIHBDSG) was used in our study...
December 29, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012928/ameliorative-effect-of-parsley-oil-on-cisplatin-induced-hepato-cardiotoxicity-a-biochemical-histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study
#8
Suhair A Abdellatief, Azza A A Galal, Sameh M Farouk, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum, CDDP) is an effective DNA alkylating agent used in the treatment of different types of tumors; however, its clinical use is associated with hepato-cardiotoxicity. The current study was designed to assess the potential protective effect of parsley oil (PO) against CDDP-induced hepato-cardiotoxicity. For this purpose, 25 adult male rats were assigned into five groups, each containing five animals. Group I (control) was administered saline solution. Group II was administered PO at a dosage of 0...
December 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009733/age-of-transfused-blood-impacts-perioperative-outcomes-among-patients-who-undergo-major-gastrointestinal-surgery
#9
Yuhree Kim, Neda Amini, Faiz Gani, Doris Wagner, Daniel J Johnson, Andrew Scott, Aslam Ejaz, Georgios A Margonis, Li Xu, Stefan Buettner, Jack O Wasey, Ruchika Goel, Steven M Frank, Timothy M Pawlik
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of transfused packed red blood cell (PRBC) age on perioperative morbidity among patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery. BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing major surgery often receive PRBC transfusions. The effect of PRBC age (ie, storage duration before transfusion) on perioperative surgical outcomes remains poorly defined. METHODS: In this study, 1365 patients were identified who underwent a hepato-pancreatic or colorectal resection and received ≥1 unit of PRBCs between 2009 and 2014 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008773/radiotherapy-response-evaluation-using-fdg-pet-ct-established-and-emerging-applications
#10
Helen Cliffe, Chirag Patel, Robin Prestwich, Andrew Scarsbrook
Radiation therapy is a common component of curative cancer treatment. However, there is a significant incidence of treatment failure. In these cases salvage surgical options are sometimes appropriate. Accurate assessment of response and early recognition of treatment success or failure is therefore critical to guide treatment decisions and impacts on survival and the morbidity of treatment. Traditionally, treatment response has depended upon anatomical measurement of disease. However, this may not correlate well with the presence of disease, especially after radiotherapy...
December 23, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003317/rare-small-intestinal-volvulus-from-entrapment-in-hepato-diaphragmatic-adhesions-in-a-45-year-old-lady
#11
Iyiade Olatunde Olaoye, Micheal Dapo Adesina
Small intestinal volvulus is rare in adults and rarely caused by string adhesions between the liver and the diaphragm. Similar adhesions were described in Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome. We report a 45-year-old lady with small intestinal volvulus from entrapment of a loop in string adhesions between the liver and the diaphragm. Her plain radiographs showed a significant shadow of the trapped loop.
December 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996366/vitamin-e-supplementation-modulates-the-biological-effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-in-naturally-aged-rats
#12
Arunaksharan Narayanankutty, Anagha Kottekkat, Shaji E Mathew, Soorya P Illam, Indu M Suseela, Achuthan C Raghavamenon
Omega-3 fatty acids are well known class of nutraceuticals with established health benefits. Recently, the oxidation products of these fatty acids are gaining attention, as they are likely to disturb body redox balance. Therefore, the efficacy of omega-3 fats under conditions of diminished antioxidant status, such as ageing, is always a concern. Present study assessed the effects of omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) together with or without vitamin-E in naturally aged rats. It was found that in omega-3 fats alone consumed rats the lipid profile was improved, while in omega-3 fat with vitamin-E consumed group (OMVE), the hepato protective and antioxidant properties were pronounced, especially the redox status of brain tissue...
December 20, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981274/noninvasive-quantitative-estimation-of-hepatic-steatosis-by-ultrasound-a-comparison-of-the-hepato-renal-index-and-ultrasound-attenuation-index
#13
Heon-Ju Kwon, Kyoung Won Kim, Jin-Hee Jung, Sang Hyun Choi, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Bohyun Kim, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee
AIMS: To compare the accuracy of the ultrasound attenuation index (USAI) and hepato-renal index (HRI) for the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis (HS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred and twenty-four potential living hepatic donors underwent US and subsequent US-guided liver biopsy. The USAI was calculated from US images with an 8 MHz transducer and HRI was measured on sagittal images with a clear visualization of both the liver and kidney. Using histological degrees of HS as the reference standard, we compared the performance of USAI and HRI for diagnosing HS ≥ 5% and ≥ 30% by receiver operating characteristic curve analysis...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974211/dual-shp2-and-pten-deficiencies-promote-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-genesis-of-liver-tumor-initiating-cells
#14
Xiaolin Luo, Rui Liao, Kaisa L Hanley, Helen He Zhu, Kirsten N Malo, Carolyn Hernandez, Xufu Wei, Nissi M Varki, Nazilla Alderson, Catherine Chu, Shuangwei Li, Jia Fan, Rohit Loomba, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Gen-Sheng Feng
The complexity of liver tumorigenesis is underscored by the recently observed anti-oncogenic effects of oncoproteins, although the mechanisms are unclear. Shp2/Ptpn11 is a proto-oncogene in hematopoietic cells and antagonizes the effect of tumor suppressor Pten in leukemogenesis. In contrast, we show here cooperative functions of Shp2 and Pten in suppressing hepatocarcinogenesis. Ablating both Shp2 and Pten in hepatocytes induced early-onset non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and promoted genesis of liver tumor-initiating cells likely due to augmented cJun expression/activation and elevated ROS and inflammation in the hepatic microenvironment...
December 13, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973267/a-study-on-evaluation-of-effects-of-anti-tubercular-drugs-on-hematological-and-hepato-renal-functions-in-tuberculosis-patients
#15
S V Sagar, M Bodasu, R Pasunoori, S Adepu, S Vurumadla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933176/pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-hyperplasia-and-hyperglucagonemia-due-to-a-glucagon-receptor-splice-mutation
#16
Etienne Larger, Nicolai J Wewer Albrechtsen, Lars H Hansen, Richard W Gelling, Jacqueline Capeau, Carolyn F Deacon, Ole D Madsen, Fumiatsu Yakushiji, Pierre De Meyts, Jens J Holst, Erica Nishimura
: Glucagon stimulates hepatic glucose production by activating specific glucagon receptors in the liver, which in turn increase hepatic glycogenolysis as well as gluconeogenesis and ureagenesis from amino acids. Conversely, glucagon secretion is regulated by concentrations of glucose and amino acids. Disruption of glucagon signaling in rodents results in grossly elevated circulating glucagon levels but no hypoglycemia. Here, we describe a patient carrying a homozygous G to A substitution in the invariant AG dinucleotide found in a 3' mRNA splice junction of the glucagon receptor gene...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926523/long-non-coding-rna-neat1-overexpression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Chao Yang, Zhuo Li, Yajun Li, Rui Xu, Yongfeng Wang, Yu Tian, Wei Chen
OBJECTIVES: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are playing important roles in cancer progression and metastasis. Recent studies have demonstrated that the lncRNA, nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1), was aberrantly up-regulated in various types of cancers and was reported to be associated with unfavorable prognosis in cancer patients. This study examined the relationship between NEAT1 and relevant clinical outcomes. RESULTS: A total of 1354 patients from 11 eligible studies were included in the meta-analysis...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924639/similar-developmental-fluctuations-of-hepato-renal-xanthine-oxidoreductase-gene-expression-and-xanthine-oxidase-activity-in-layer-and-broiler-chicken-embryos
#18
D Naseri, K Asasi, I Karimi
1. Xanthine oxidase (XO) has many physiological functions associated with the synthesis of both antioxidant (uric acid: UA) and numerous oxidants (e.g., H2O2), which makes it an important regulator of the cellular redox potential involving organogenesis. The ontogenetic study of hepatic and renal XO makes a better understanding of the putative role of this enzyme in the development of these tissues. 2. Developmental changes of gene expression of xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR), XO activity and UA content of liver and kidney tissues in both broiler and layer chicken embryos were examined during incubation d 14 to 21...
December 7, 2016: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921168/the-2016-diagnostic-criteria-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#19
Takahiro Nakazawa, Kenji Notohara, Susumu Tazuma, Atsushi Tanaka, Hiroyuki Isayama, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Toshiyuki Mori, Hajime Takikawa
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease of unknown cause that is characterized pathologically by an inflammatory and fibrotic process centered on the epithelium, leading to diffuse biliary stenosis and increased wall thickness throughout the intra- and extra-hepatic biliary trees. A nationwide survey in Japan revealed several differences in the clinical aspects of PSC between Japan and Western countries. PSC was recently designated an intractable hepatobiliary disease in Japan...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909336/c-terminal-truncated-hbv-x-promotes-hepato-oncogenesis-through-inhibition-of-tumor-suppressive-%C3%AE-catenin-bambi-signaling
#20
Seok Lee, Mi-Jin Lee, Jun Zhang, Goung-Ran Yu, Dae-Ghon Kim
C-terminal-truncated hepatitis B virus (HBV) X (HBx) (ctHBX) is frequently detected in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through HBV integration into the host genome. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying ctHBx-associated oncogenic signaling have not yet been clarified. To elucidate the biological role of ctHBx in hepato-oncogenesis, we functionally analyzed ctHBx-mediated regulation of the activin membrane-bound inhibitor bone morphogenetic protein and activin membrane-bound inhibitor (BAMBI) through transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) or β-catenin (CTNNB1) in HCC cells and in an animal model, and we compared its role to that of the full-length HBx protein...
December 2, 2016: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
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