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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634041/a-machine-learning-algorithm-toward-color-analysis-for-chronic-liver-disease-classification-employing-ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography
#1
Ilias Gatos, Stavros Tsantis, Stavros Spiliopoulos, Dimitris Karnabatidis, Ioannis Theotokas, Pavlos Zoumpoulis, Thanasis Loupas, John D Hazle, George C Kagadis
The purpose of the present study was to employ a computer-aided diagnosis system that classifies chronic liver disease (CLD) using ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE) imaging, with a stiffness value-clustering and machine-learning algorithm. A clinical data set of 126 patients (56 healthy controls, 70 with CLD) was analyzed. First, an RGB-to-stiffness inverse mapping technique was employed. A five-cluster segmentation was then performed associating corresponding different-color regions with certain stiffness value ranges acquired from the SWE manufacturer-provided color bar...
June 17, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630652/verification-of-b-lymphocyte-activating-factor-s-involvement-in-the-exacerbation-of-insulin-resistance-as-well-as-an-autoimmune-response-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-patients-with-hcv-related-chronic-liver-disease
#2
Takashi Himoto, Koji Fujita, Takako Nomura, Joji Tani, Asahiro Morishita, Hirohito Yoneyama, Reiji Haba, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND: Ten to forty percent of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and HCV-related chronic liver disease (CLD-C) patients have antinuclear antibodies (ANAs). However, the relationship between autoimmune response and insulin resistance remains uncertain among those patients. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not ANA status was associated with the development of insulin resistance and obesity in NASH and CLD-C patients. METHODS: Degrees of hepatic fibrosis and steatosis were evaluated by the classification proposed by Brunt et al...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626473/clinical-applicability-of-whole-exome-sequencing-exemplified-by-a-study-in-young-adults-with-the-advanced-cryptogenic-cholestatic-liver-diseases
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Maria Kulecka, Andrzej Habior, Agnieszka Paziewska, Krzysztof Goryca, Michalina Dąbrowska, Filip Ambrozkiewicz, Bożena Walewska-Zielecka, Andrzej Gabriel, Michal Mikula, Jerzy Ostrowski
BACKGROUND: The proper use of new medical tests in clinical practice requires the establishment of their value and range of diagnostic usefulness. While whole-exome sequencing (WES) has already entered the medical practice, recognizing its diagnostic usefulness in multifactorial diseases has not yet been achieved. AIMS: The objective of this study was to establish usability of WES in determining genetic background of chronic cholestatic liver disease (CLD) in young patients...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619639/chitosan-doped-with-nanoparticles-of-copper-nickel-and-cobalt
#4
Galo Cárdenas-Triviño, Carolina Elgueta, Luis Vergara, Javier Ojeda, Ariel Valenzuela, Christian Cruzat
Metal colloids in 2 propanol using nanoparticles (NPs) of copper, nickel and cobalt were prepared by Chemical Liquid Deposition (CLD) method. The resulting colloidal dispersions were characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The colloids were supported in chitosan. Then, microbiological assays were performed using E. coli and S. aureus in order to determine the bactericide/bacteriostatic activity of nanoparticles (NPs) trapped or chelated with chitosan. Finally, the toxicity of the metal colloids Cu, Ni and Co was tested...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616049/cytokine-profiles-at-birth-and-the-risk-of-developing-severe-respiratory-distress-and-chronic-lung-disease
#5
Majeda S Hammoud, Raj Raghupathy, Nahla Barakat, Hoda Eltomi, Deena Elsori
BACKGROUND: Neonates with the diagnosis of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) were studied to investigate possible associations between cytokine levels at birth and developing severe RDS or chronic lung disease (CLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study on serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples collected within hours of birth from infants with moderate and severe RDS. Twenty infants with moderate RDS and 20 infants with severe RDS were studied...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611447/serpinb3-promotes-pro-fibrogenic-responses-in-activated-hepatic-stellate-cells
#6
Erica Novo, Gianmarco Villano, Cristian Turato, Stefania Cannito, Claudia Paternostro, Chiara Busletta, Alessandra Biasiolo, Santina Quarta, Elisabetta Morello, Claudia Bocca, Antonella Miglietta, Ezio David, Salvatore Sutti, Mario Plebani, Emanuele Albano, Maurizio Parola, Patrizia Pontisso
SerpinB3 is a hypoxia- and hypoxia-inducible factor-2α-dependent cystein protease inhibitor that is up-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma and in parenchymal cells during chronic liver diseases (CLD). SerpinB3 up-regulation in CLD patients has been reported to correlate with the extent of liver fibrosis and the production of transforming growth factor-β1, but the actual role of SerpinB3 in hepatic fibrogenesis is still poorly characterized. In the present study we analyzed the pro-fibrogenic action of SerpinB3 in cell cultures and in two different murine models of liver fibrosis...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608566/influence-of-universal-hbv-vaccination-on-chronic-hbv-infection-in-italy-results-of-a-cross-sectional-multicentre-study
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Evangelista Sagnelli, Tommaso Stroffolini, Caterina Sagnelli, Filomena Morisco, Nicola Coppola, Antonina Smedile, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Guido Colloredo, Sergio Babudieri, Anna Licata, Giuseppina Brancaccio, Angelo Andriulli, Piero Luigi Almasio, Giovani Battista Gaeta, Bruno Cacopardo, Guido Colloredo, Nicola Coppola, Massimo De Luca, Caterina Furlan, Mario Pirisi, Floriano Rosina, Teresa Santantonio
Background and Aim The universal hepatitis B vaccination for infants and 12-year-old adolescents (the latter limited to the first 12 years of application) was launched in Italy in 1991. Twenty-three years later we evaluated the impact of the vaccination campaign on the burden of HBsAg-positive chronic liver diseases (CLD). Material and Methods 513 HBsAg-positive chronic carriers referring to 16 Italian liver units were investigated and compared with HBsAg carriers enrolled in previous surveys. Results The proportion of inactive carriers decreased from 20...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608324/translation-and-validation-of-chronic-liver-disease-questionnaire-cldq-in-tamil-language
#8
Amit Goel, Karunanithi Arivazhagan, Avani Sasi, Vanathy Shanmugam, Seleena Koshi, Biju Pottakkat, C P Lakshmi, Ashish Awasthi
BACKGROUND: Chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ), a self-administered quality-of-life (QOL) instrument for chronic liver disease (CLD) patients, was originally developed in English language. We aimed to translate and validate CLDQ in Tamil language (CLDQ-T). METHODS: CLDQ-T, prepared by two forward and two backward independent translations by four bilingual (Tamil and English) persons, and repeated iterative modifications, was validated in adult, native-Tamil patients with CLD...
June 13, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607430/liraglutide-improves-liver-microvascular-dysfunction-in-cirrhosis-evidence-from-translational-studies
#9
Fernanda Cristina de Mesquita, Sergi Guixé-Muntet, Anabel Fernández-Iglesias, Raquel Maeso-Díaz, Sergi Vila, Diana Hide, Martí Ortega-Ribera, José Luís Rosa, Juan Carlos García-Pagán, Jaime Bosch, Jarbas Rodrigues de Oliveira, Jordi Gracia-Sancho
Hepatic stellate cells (HSC) play a key role in the development of chronic liver disease (CLD). Liraglutide, well-established in type 2 diabetes, showed anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. We evaluated the effects of liraglutide on HSC phenotype and hepatic microvascular function using diverse pre-clinical models of CLD. Human and rat HSC were in vitro treated with liraglutide, or vehicle, and their phenotype, viability and proliferation were evaluated. In addition, liraglutide or vehicle was administered to rats with CLD...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606043/a-study-of-extrapyramidal-manifestations-accompanying-decompensated-viral-hepatic-cirrhosis-patients
#10
Samia Ashour, Ahmed Gaber, Osama Aboelfotoh Aly, Saeed Hashem, Mohamed Salama, Ali Shalash
Despite the high prevalence of viral hepatic cirrhosis all over the world, the characteristic motor features of related Parkinsonism (extrapyramidal manifestations) are not well described. The current study aimed to characterize such disorder in a sample of Egyptian patients with chronic viral liver disease (CLD), and their clinical correlates. METHODS: Ninety-six (96) patients with CLD were examined for presence of extrapyramidal signs. Parkinsonism was assessed using the UPDRS-III scale and its sub scores...
June 12, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602501/abdominal-imaging-surveillance-in-adult-patients-after-fontan-procedure-risk-of-chronic-liver-disease-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Sadhna B Nandwana, Babatunde Olaiya, Kelly Cox, Anurag Sahu, Pardeep Mittal
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of chronic liver disease (CLD) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in adult patients who had surveillance imaging after Fontan procedure. METHODS: Institutional review board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective study evaluated electronic medical records including radiology reports and clinical notes for adult patients after Fontan procedure between January 1993 and January 2016. Abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging reports were reviewed for changes of CLD and HCC...
April 11, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588179/childhood-wilson-disease-bangladesh-perspective
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M Rukunuzzaman, A B Karim, M Nurullah, F Sultana, M W Mazumder, M A Rahman, S B Billah, F Begum, M Oliullah
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting copper metabolism causing copper induced damage to various organs. In children liver is commonly involved. Central nervous system, eyes, RBC, kidneys, brain and bones may also be affected. Aim of the study is to evaluate clinical & laboratory profile of Wilson's disease in children. This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted at the department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2011 to December, 2013...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586578/electrophysiological-changes-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karachi-pakistan
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Om Parkash, Ghulam Rehman Mohyuddin, Adil Ayub, Irfan Nazir, Arslan Arif Maan, Saeed Hamid
OBJECTIVE: Electrophysiological changes in cirrhosis are well known but least investigated especially in our country hence we wanted to see electrophysiological changes especially QT interval in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi (AKUH) in which medical records (duration 2008-2010) of cirrhotic patients were reviewed. RESULTS: Three hundred and eighty cirrhotic patients' charts were studied, 227 (59...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586126/significance-of-oliguria-in-critically-ill-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Roland Amathieu, Ali Al-Khafaji, Florentina E Sileanu, Emily Foldes, Rebecca DeSensi, Ibtesam Hilmi, John A Kellum
Clinical guidelines recommend using Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria for the diagnosis and classification of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). Concerns have been raised about the use of urine output (UO) criteria in CLD. We examined the significance of oliguria meeting the urine output criteria for AKI (AKI-UO) and examined its association with clinical outcomes in CLD patients. Using an eight-year clinical database from a large university medical center, 3458 patients with CLD were identified...
June 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585556/beneficial-effects-of-statins-on-the-rates-of-hepatic-fibrosis-hepatic-decompensation-and-mortality-in-chronic-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
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Sehrish Kamal, Muhammad Ali Khan, Ankur Seth, George Cholankeril, Deepansh Gupta, Utkarsh Singh, Faisal Kamal, Colin W Howden, Christopher Stave, Satheesh Nair, Sanjaya K Satapathy, Aijaz Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Statins may improve outcomes in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the impact of statins in the setting of CLD. METHODS: We searched several databases from inception to 17 October 2016 to identify comparative studies evaluating the role of statins in CLD. Outcomes of interest were the associations between statin use and progression of fibrosis, development of hepatic decompensation in cirrhosis, and mortality in CLD...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575897/effect-of-diet-liberalization-on-bowel-preparation
#16
Danny J Avalos, Daniel A Sussman, Luis F Lara, Fayez S Sarkis, Fernando J Castro
OBJECTIVES: Precolonoscopy dietary regimens often are restricted to clear liquids; however, the superiority of a clear liquid diet (CLD) for bowel preparation quality is ambiguous. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing bowel preparation outcomes between a low-residue diet (LRD) or regular diet (RD) compared with a CLD. METHODS: MEDLINE, clinicaltrials.gov, Cochrane Central Register, Scopus, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Web of Science databases were used to conduct a search for randomized controlled trials from 1976 to March 2015...
June 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566882/platelets-in-liver-disease-cancer-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Tomohiro Kurokawa, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
Although viral hepatitis treatments have evolved over the years, the resultant liver cirrhosis still does not completely heal. Platelets contain proteins required for hemostasis, as well as many growth factors required for organ development, tissue regeneration and repair. Thrombocytopenia, which is frequently observed in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis, can manifest from decreased thrombopoietin production and accelerated platelet destruction caused by hypersplenism; however, the relationship between thrombocytopenia and hepatic pathogenesis, as well as the role of platelets in CLD, is poorly understood...
May 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533742/depression-and-chronic-liver-diseases-are-there-shared-underlying-mechanisms
#18
REVIEW
Xiaoqin Huang, Xiaoyun Liu, Yongqiang Yu
The occurrence of depression is higher in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) than that in the general population. The mechanism described in previous studies mainly focused on inflammation and stress, which not only exists in CLD, but also emerges in common chronic diseases, leaving the specific mechanism unknown. This review was to summarize the prevalence and risk factors of depression in CLD including chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and to point out the possible underlying mechanism of this potential link...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531215/association-of-cord-blood-chemokines-and-other-biomarkers-with-neonatal-complications-following-intrauterine-inflammation
#19
Yoshikazu Otsubo, Kunio Hashimoto, Taro Kanbe, Muneichiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine inflammation has been associated with preterm birth and neonatal complications. Few reports have comprehensively investigated multiple cytokine profiles in cord blood and precisely identified surrogate markers for intrauterine inflammation. AIM: To identify the cytokines and surrogate markers associated with intrauterine inflammation and subsequent neonatal complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed cord blood samples from 135 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sasebo City General Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526812/soluble-axl-is-an-accurate-biomarker-of-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-results-from-a-large-scale-multicenter-analysis
#20
Mirko Dengler, Katharina Staufer, Heidemarie Huber, Rudolf Stauber, Heike Bantel, Karl Heinz Weiss, Patrick Starlinger, Hannelore Pock, Petra Klöters-Plachky, Daniel N Gotthardt, Peter Rauch, Carolin Lackner, Judith Stift, Christine Brostjan, Thomas Gruenberger, Takashi Kumada, Hidenori Toyoda, Toshifumi Tada, Thomas S Weiss, Michael Trauner, Wolfgang Mikulits
Patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis are at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Current diagnostic tools for HCC detection include imaging techniques and serum biomarkers such as α-fetoprotein (AFP). Yet, these methods are limited in sensitivity and specificity to accurately detect early HCC. Here we focused on the potential of soluble Axl (sAxl) as a biomarker in CLD patients by analyzing serum samples of 1067 patients and healthy controls from centers in Europe and Asia. We show that serum concentrations of sAxl were significantly increased at early (82...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
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