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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914133/lobeglitazone-a-novel-thiazolidinedione-improves-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-its-efficacy-and-predictive-factors-related-to-responsiveness
#1
Yong Ho Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim, So Ra Kim, Heung Yong Jin, Eun Jung Rhee, Young Min Cho, Byung Wan Lee
Despite the rapidly increasing prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in type 2 diabetes (T2D), few treatment modalities are currently available. We investigated the hepatic effects of the novel thiazolidinedione (TZDs), lobeglitazone (Duvie) in T2D patients with NAFLD. We recruited drug-naïve or metformin-treated T2D patients with NAFLD to conduct a multicenter, prospective, open-label, exploratory clinical trial. Transient liver elastography (Fibroscan®; Echosens, Paris, France) with controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) was used to non-invasively quantify hepatic fat contents...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897323/prognostic-durability-of-liver-fibrosis-tests-and-improvement-in-predictive-performance-for-mortality-by-combining-tests
#2
Sandrine Bertrais, Jérôme Boursier, Alexandra Ducancelle, Frédéric Oberti, Isabelle Fouchard-Hubert, Valérie Moal, Paul Calès
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is currently no recommended time interval between non-invasive fibrosis measurements for monitoring chronic liver diseases. We determined how long a single liver fibrosis evaluation may accurately predict mortality, and assessed whether combining tests improves prognostic performance. METHODS: We included 1559 patients with chronic liver disease and available baseline liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by Fibroscan, APRI, FIB-4, Hepascore, and FibroMeter(V2G) ...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861607/transient-elastography-based-liver-stiffness-age-dependently-increases-in-children
#3
Daisuke Tokuhara, Yuki Cho, Haruo Shintaku
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pediatric use of liver transient elastography (TE) is attractive for its non-invasiveness, but reference values have not been established. We aimed to determine reference values for TE in children. METHODS: In pediatric patients (1 to 18 years), TE (FibroScan®) with an M probe was used for both liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and measurement of hepatic fat deposition by using a controlled attenuation parameter (CAP). The patients were divided into three relevant age groups: preschoolers (1 to 5 years), elementary school children (6 to 11 years), and adolescents (12 to 18 years)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824245/liver-transplantation-from-hcv-rna-positive-donors-in-the-era-of-interferon-free-hcv-therapeutics-a-reexamination-of-the-situation
#4
Katharina Willuweit, Ali Canbay, Guido Gerken, Jörg Timm, Andreas Paul, Jürgen Treckmann, Kerstin Herzer
Although the availability of donor organs is limited, liver grafts from HCV-positive donors remained yet an obstacle, primarily because of limited therapeutic options for HCV reinfection and lower rates of graft and patient survival. However, new interferon-free regimens containing direct-acting antiviral agents have fewer adverse effects and better effectiveness, making HCV treatment feasible early after transplant. In 2014, we successfully used sofosbuvir and ribavirin to treat a patient with HCV genotype 3 cirrhosis who was listed for liver transplantation...
November 8, 2016: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822933/hemorheological-alteration-in-patients-clinically-diagnosed-with-chronic-liver-diseases
#5
Bohyun Jang, Ji Won Han, Pil Soo Sung, Jeong Won Jang, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Young I Cho, Seung Kew Yoon
Since liver function is changed by chronic liver diseases, chronic liver disease can lead to different hemorheological alterations during the course of the progression. This study aims to compare alterations in whole blood viscosity in patients with chronic liver disease, focusing on the gender effect. Chronic liver diseases were classified into three categories by patient's history, serologic markers, and radiologic findings: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (n = 63), chronic viral hepatitis B and C (n = 50), and liver cirrhosis (LC) (n = 35)...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801373/comparative-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hiv-chronic-hepatitis-c-co-infection-in-different-ethnic-groups
#6
Nazgul Sarsekeyeva, Bakhyt Kosherova, Ilya Azizov
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, the frequency of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection has increased, which is due to their common routes of transmission. HIV/chronic HCV co-infection aggravates the development of fibrosis and increases the risk of cirrhosis. The aim of the study was to evaluate the results of liver elastometry in patients of different ethnic groups with HIV/chronic HCV co-infection. METHODOLOGY: The study involved 49 Kazakh and 46 Russian patients with HIV/chronic HCV co-infection...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788721/-role-of-fibroscan-in-liver-fibrosis-evaluation-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-related-influencing-factors
#7
Q X Xie, N Xu, X P Jiang, Y F Zhang, Z H Zhang, J B Li, X Y Hu, X Li
Objective: To investigate the role of FibroScan(FS)in liver fibrosis evaluation in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus(HBV)infection and related influencing factors. Methods: A total of 313 patients with chronic HBV infection were enrolled, and liver tissue was obtained through ultrasound-guided"1-second fast tissue cutting". The liver stiffness measurement(LSM)was determined by FS, serum HBeAg and liver function were measured, and the patients' demographic data were recorded. The t-test was used for comparison of normally distributed data between groups, and the Mann-Whitney U test was used for comparison of non-normally distributed data between groups; the Spearman or Pearson correlation coefficient was used for correlation analysis; the ROC curve and AUC were used to evaluate the efficiency of FS in the diagnosis of liver fibrosis ≥S2...
September 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788720/-efficiency-of-fibroscan-and-fibrotouch-in-liver-stiffness-measurement-and-fat-quantification-a-comparative-analysis
#8
J Zeng, W L Sun, G Y Chen, Q Pan, S Y Yan, C Sun, Z J Xu, J G Fan
Objective: To investigate the efficiency of FibroScan(FS)and FibroTouch(FT)in liver stiffness measurement(LSM)and fat quantification through a comparative analysis. Methods: The outpatients or hospitalized patients who underwent LSM and fat quantification using FS and FT were enrolled. The differences in success rate and detecting parameters between FS and FT were analyzed, as well as the correlation between FS and FT values. The t-test was used for comparison of normally distributed continuous data between groups, and a one-way analysis of variance or the Kruskal-Wallis test was used for comparison between multiple groups...
September 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778367/randomised-clinical-study-gr-md-02-a-galectin-3-inhibitor-vs-placebo-in-patients-having-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-with-advanced-fibrosis
#9
S A Harrison, S R Marri, N Chalasani, R Kohli, W Aronstein, G A Thompson, W Irish, M V Miles, S A Xanthakos, E Lawitz, M Noureddin, T D Schiano, M Siddiqui, A Sanyal, B A Neuschwander-Tetri, P G Traber
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and resultant liver fibrosis is a major health problem without approved pharmacotherapy. Pre-clinical results of GR-MD-02, a galectin-3 inhibitor, suggested potential efficacy in NASH with advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis and prompted initiation of a clinical development programme in NASH with advanced fibrosis. AIM: To evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and exploratory pharmacodynamic markers of GR-MD-02 in subjects having NASH with bridging fibrosis...
December 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756066/spleen-and-liver-stiffness-is-positively-correlated-with-the-risk-of-esophageal-variceal-bleeding
#10
Matthias Buechter, Alisan Kahraman, Paul Manka, Guido Gerken, Christoph Jochum, Ali Canbay, Alexander Dechêne
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Portal hypertension (PH) is a common complication of chronic liver disease and results in esophageal and gastric variceal bleeding, which is associated with a high mortality rate. Measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) is considered the gold standard for diagnosing PH and estimating the risk of varices and bleeding. In contrast, upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (UGE) can reliably demonstrate the presence of varices and bleeding. Both measures are invasive, and HVPG is mainly restricted to tertiary centers...
October 19, 2016: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753194/performance-of-transient-elastography-in-japanese-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#11
Kojiro Seki, Toshihide Shima, Hirohisa Oya, Yasuhide Mitsumoto, Masayuki Mizuno, Takeshi Okanoue
AIM: Transient elastography (TE) is a noninvasive method for predicting liver fibrosis. However, there is limited data regarding the performance of TE in Japanese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We aimed to evaluate the association between liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by TE and liver fibrosis stage, and define a cut-off value for predicting liver fibrosis. METHODS: A total of 171 Japanese patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD underwent LSM using TE with FibroScan®...
October 18, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748319/a-beginning-or-the-end-a-meta-analysis-to-assess-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-transient-elastography-for-the-prediction-of-esophageal-varices
#12
Yundong Qu, Tao Li, Qian Ye, Lixin Zhang, Lei Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To assess the accuracy of transient elastography (TE) in the prediction of esophageal varices (EV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The literature search was conducted by using PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and CENTRAL on The Cochrane Library without time or language restrictions. Terms used were "FibroScan," "transient elastography," "stiffness," and "esophageal varices." The pooled sensitivity, specificity, and other parameters were obtained using a bivariate mixed-effects regression model...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743987/are-targeted-treatment-recommendations-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-tailored-to-diagnostic-methods-of-fibrosis
#13
Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Jérôme Boursier, Vincent Leroy, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Laurent Castera, Philippe Mathurin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The progression of chronic HCV infection varies significantly depending on patient characteristics. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the consequences of targeted and universal therapy for HCV-related morbidity-mortality based on the use of non-invasive diagnostic tests in France, Italy and the UK. METHODS: A country-specific Markov model was used to predict clinical outcomes in patients with chronic HCV mono-infection over 5years...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740518/%C3%A2-most-overweight-and-obese-indian-children-have-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#14
Sunil V Pawar, Vinay G Zanwar, Ajay S Choksey, Ashok R Mohite, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Qais Q Contractor, Pravin M Rathi, Ravi U Verma, Premlata K Varthakavi
:  Background and rationale. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of pediatric liver disease in western countries. Its prevalence in Indian subcontinent is not well studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a school based cross sectional study we have screened overweight and obese children in the age group of 11 to 15 years for NAFLD. Ultrasonography, elevated serum transaminases, fibroscan were used for defining NAFLD. Dietary habits, blood pressure, serum lipid profile, blood counts and insulin resistance were recorded...
November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698728/influencing-factors-of-transient-elastography-in-detecting-liver-stiffness
#15
Rong Shan, Hong Yin, Wenjuan Yang, Jianzhi Li, Meifang Zhang, Min Zhao, Jiang Shao, Aiguang Wang
Liver stiffness, which correlates well with liver fibrosis stage, can be measured noninvasively by transient elastography, also known as Fibroscan. The present study aimed to determine the independent factors influencing Fibroscan detection by multiple regression analysis. A total of 181 patients who required liver biopsy were enrolled. Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) was detected by Fibroscan on the day of liver biopsy, while clinical information and routine biochemical examination results were also collected...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689197/accuracy-of-the-elastpq-technique-for-the-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-real-life-single-center-study
#16
Giovanna Ferraioli, Laura Maiocchi, Raffaella Lissandrin, Carmine Tinelli, Annalisa De Silvestri, Carlo Filice
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Noninvasive assessment of liver stiffness has been increasingly used to evaluate fibrosis instead of liver biopsy, especially in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. The aim of this study was to assess the performance in staging liver fibrosis of the updated ElastPQ® technique (EPIQ7 ultrasound system, Philips Healthcare, Bothell, WA, USA) in the "real life" setting by using the FibroScan as the reference standard and to understand whether the use of the quality criteria improves the performance of the technique...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679731/shear-wave-elastography-with-a-new-reliability-indicator
#17
REVIEW
Christoph F Dietrich, Yi Dong
Non-invasive methods for liver stiffness assessment have been introduced over recent years. Of these, two main methods for estimating liver fibrosis using ultrasound elastography have become established in clinical practice: shear wave elastography and quasi-static or strain elastography. Shear waves are waves with a motion perpendicular (lateral) to the direction of the generating force. Shear waves travel relatively slowly (between 1 and 10 m/s). The stiffness of the liver tissue can be assessed based on shear wave velocity (the stiffness increases with the speed)...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660673/cd36-genetic-variation-fat-intake-and-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#18
Omar Ramos-Lopez, Sonia Roman, Erika Martinez-Lopez, Nora A Fierro, Karina Gonzalez-Aldaco, Alexis Jose-Abrego, Arturo Panduro
AIM: To analyze the association of the CD36 polymorphism (rs1761667) with dietary intake and liver fibrosis (LF) in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. METHODS: In this study, 73 patients with CHC were recruited. The CD36 genotype (G > A) was determined by a TaqMan real-time PCR system. Dietary assessment was carried out using a three-day food record to register the daily intake of macronutrients. Serum lipids and liver enzymes were measured by a dry chemistry assay...
September 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650324/comparison-of-tissue-elastography-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-t2-and-serum-ferritin-quantification-in-detecting-liver-iron-overload-in-patients-with-thalassemia-major
#19
Nirav Pipaliya, Dattatray Solanke, Pathik Parikh, Meghraj Ingle, Ratna Sharma, Sujata Sharma, Prabha Sawant
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We investigated whether tissue elastography (TE) can be used as an alternative to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2* analysis to determine the degree of iron overload in patients with thalassemia major. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 154 patients (99 male; mean age, 12 ± 3.6 years) with thalassemia major requiring chronic blood transfusion and on iron chelator therapy. The study was performed at a tertiary hospital in India from January 2015 through June 2015...
September 17, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642348/fibroscan-compared-to-fib-4-apri-and-ast-alt-ratio-for-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-saudi-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#20
Hind I Fallatah, Hisham O Akbar, Alyaa M Fallatah
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is being increasingly recognized as a cause of chronic liver disease. It has also been associated with devastating outcomes such as decompensated liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as diabetes and metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted in order to assess liver fibrosis using Fibroscan, and to compare these results to the use of Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) scores, AST platelet ratio index (APRI scores), and the AST/ALT ratios on NAFLD patients...
July 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
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