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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166708/-effects-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-on-cardiac-dysfunction-in-rabbits-with-severe-scald-injury
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L Zhong, J H Zhan, J H Luo, X Cheng
Objective: To investigate the effects of astragalus polysaccharide (AP) on cardiac dysfunction in rabbits with severe scald injury. Methods: Sixty-four New Zealand white rabbits were divided into pure scald group and AP group according to the random number table, with 32 rabbits in each group. Rabbits in the two groups were all inflicted with 30% total body surface area full-thickness scald on the back. Immediately after injury, rabbits in two groups were intraperitoneally injected with lactated Ringer's solution once for antishock...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165163/the-potential-protective-effect-of-commelina-nudiflora-l-against-carbon-tetrachloride-ccl4-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats-mediated-by-suppression-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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Muhammad Dawood Shah, Urban J A D'Souza, Mohammad Iqbal
BACKGROUND: This study aims to assess the hepatoprotective potential of Commelina nudiflora against CCl4-induced hepatic injury in rats. METHOD: Antioxidant activities were determined. Phytochemical analysis was performed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS). In the in vivo study, Sprague Dawley rats were pretreated with C. nudiflora (150, 300, and 450 mg kg body weight (b.wt.)) once daily for 14 days followed by two doses of CCl4 (1 ml/kg b.wt.). After 2 weeks, the rats were sacrificed and hepatoprotective analysis was performed...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164002/biological-therapy-in-arthritis-patients-with-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicenter-retrospective-case-series
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Sultana Abdulaziz, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed A Omair, Suzan Attar, Abdullah Alghamdi, Mohammed Shabrawishi, Abdulwahab Neyazi, Haneen Alnazzawi, Nuha Meraiani, Hani Almoallim
Objective: Reactivation of viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) has been reported in various case reports of patients with arthritis on biological therapy. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of arthritis patients with HBV or HCV treated with biological therapy. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective case series including all patients above 13 years of age with arthritis patients from four centers in Saudi Arabia with concurrent chronic viral hepatitis infection (HBV or HCV) who received biological agents in the rheumatology clinics during their course of their disease from duration of the disease onset until last outpatient visit up to November 2015...
September 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163964/occult-liver-disease-burden-analysis-from-a-large-general-practitioners-database
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Andrea Martini, Elena Ceranto, Angelo Gatta, Paolo Angeli, Patrizia Pontisso
Background: Cirrhosis represents the end stage of chronic liver disease, characterized by high mortality and morbidity. The prevalence of liver disease is difficult to assess, given its clinical latency up to the late stage. Objective: We aimed to assess the prevalence of unrecognized chronic liver disease and cirrhosis using surrogate indicators from medical records of family physicians. Methods: Medical records of 139,104 subjects, collected from 99 family physicians of the Veneto region, were used...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162011/skeletal-muscle-injury-biomarkers-assay-qualification-efforts-and-translation-to-the-clinic
#5
Richard A Goldstein
Skeletal muscle (SKM) injury or myopathy results in structural or functional defects in SKMs that can be caused by variety of factors such as (1) genetic, (2) drug-induced, (3) disease progression (cachexia), or (4) aging (sarcopenia). Creatine kinase (CK) and aspartate transaminase (AST) activity assays have been routinely used as SKM injury biomarkers, but they lack sensitivity and tissue specificity. In collaboration with the Predictive Safety Testing Consortium, we evaluated the diagnostic performance of a muscle injury biomarker panel (MIP) compared to CK and AST and their correlation with the histology scores across 34 different rat studies...
October 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161418/no-improvement-in-hemoglobin-a1c-following-hepatitis-c-viral-clearance-in-patients-with-and-without-hiv
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Chloe S Chaudhury, Julia Sheehan, Cheryl Chairez, Elizabeth Akoth, Chloe Gross, Rachel Silk, Sarah Kattakuzhy, Elana Rosenthal, Shyam Kottilil, Henry Masur, Colleen Hadigan
Hepatitis C clearance with directly acting antivirals (DAAs) may be associated with acute decreases in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). We prospectively evaluated 251 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected subjects (31% human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] positive) pre- and post-DAA therapy (median follow-up 28 months). Changes in HbA1c and glucose were minimal and did not differ by sustained virologic response (SVR), HIV, diabetes, or fibrosis. Following SVR, mean change in HbA1c was -0.022 ± 0.53%; however, total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol increased significantly...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161233/swimming-but-not-vitamin-e-ameliorates-prothrombotic-state-and-hypofibrinolysis-in-a-rat-model-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Hussein F Sakr, Amr M Abbas, Mohamed A Haidara
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with a systemic procoagulant hypofibrinolysis state that is considered as a risk factor for microangiopathy and peripheral vascular diseases. Swimming exercise ameliorates the metabolic dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that reduces the risk of endothelial dysfunction in metabolic syndrome. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of combined swimming exercise with vitamin E on coagulation as well as blood fibrinolysis markers in rats with NAFLD...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160303/the-pnpla3-i148m-variant-is-associated-with-transaminase-elevations-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-treated-with-basal-insulin-peglispro
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S Pillai, S Duvvuru, P Bhatnagar, W Foster, M Farmen, S Shankar, C Harris, E Bastyr, B Hoogwerf, A Haupt
Basal insulin peglispro (BIL) is a novel insulin with hepato-preferential action. In phase 3 trials, BIL showed significantly improved glycemic control but higher levels of transaminases (alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)), triglycerides (TGs) and liver fat content (LFC) compared with insulin glargine (GL). As variants in PNPLA3 (I148M) and TM6SF2 (E167K) are associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, we assessed these variants in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients randomized to receive BIL (n=1822) or GL (n=1270) in three phase 3 trials...
November 21, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159070/primary-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-immunocompetent-adults-in-the-united-states-a-case-series
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Nathanial Nolan, Umme-Aiman Halai, Hariharan Regunath, LPatrick Smith, Christian Rojas-Moreno, William Salzer
Primary Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is often not suspected as a cause of fever of unknown origin (FUO) in immune-competent adults. We present a case-series of symptomatic primary CMV infection in immunocompetent adults presenting as fever of unknown origin (FUO). All patients with CMV serology tested between November 2008 and June 2016 underwent chart review. Cases were defined as those between 18 and 65 years of age with documented fever and elevated serum anti-CMV IgM. Exclusion criteria were organ specific CMV disease, positive serum anti-EBV IgM, or presence of any immunocompromising condition...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156808/serum-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-levels-predict-insignificant-fibrosis-and-non-cirrhosis-in-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-positive-patients-with-normal-or-mildly-elevated-alanine-transaminase-levels
#10
Qiang Li, Weixia Li, Chuan Lu, Yuxian Huang, Liang Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) levels for liver fibrosis in hepatitis B e antigen-positive [HBeAg (+)] chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with alanine transaminase (ALT)≤twice upper limit of normal (ULN). METHODS: 505 patients who underwent liver biopsies and HBsAg quantitative detections were included. Liver histology was scored using METAVIR scoring system. The area under the receiver-operator curve (AUROC) was used to determine the diagnostic accuracy...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156019/the-aspartate-transaminase-alanine-transaminase-deritis-ratio-predicts-mid-term-mortality-and-renal-and-respiratory-dysfunction-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kevin Pilarczyk, Henning Carstens, Jens Heckmann, Ali Canbay, Achim Koch, Nikolaus Pizanis, Heinz Jakob, Markus Kamler
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative liver dysfunction is a well-known risk factor for adverse events after major surgery. However, there is only little data regarding the precise role of the Model of End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score and the De Ritis ratio (DRR, alanine transaminase/aspartate aminotransferase) as a predictor for outcome after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing LVAD implantation at our institution between January 2012 and August 2014 was performed...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155635/case-248-cystic-duodenal-dystrophy-with-groove-pancreatitis
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Aruna R Patil, Shrivalli Nandikoor, Govindarajan Mallarajapatna, Swarna Shivakumar
History A 59-year-old man presented to the gastroenterology outpatient department with acute abdominal pain centered in the epigastrium. He had experienced similar episodes of abdominal pain in the past that had been treated with surgery. He reported multiple failed attempts at upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Laboratory tests were performed at the time of admission and revealed a serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase level of 9 U/L [0.15 μkat/L] (normal range, 5-40 U/L [0.08-0.67 μkat/L]), a serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase level of 34 U/L [0...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155306/reverse-t3-interacts-with-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-receptor-and-restores-enzyme-activities-in-the-hippocampus-of-hypothyroid-developing-rats-insight-on-signaling-mechanisms
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Juliana Tonietto Domingues, Daiane Cattani, Patricia Acordi Cesconetto, Bianka Alzira Nascimento de Almeida, Paula Peirozan, Guilherme Razzera, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Regina Pessoa-Pureur, Ariane Zamoner
In the present study we provide evidence that 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine (reverse T3, rT3) restores neurochemical parameters induced by congenital hypothyroidism in rat hippocampus. Congenital hypothyroidism was induced by adding 0.05% propylthiouracil in the drinking water from gestation day 8 and continually up to lactation day 15. In the in vivo rT3 exposure, hypothyroid 12-day old pups were daily injected with rT3 (50 ng/kg body weight) or saline until day 14. In the ex vivo rT3 treatment, hippocampal slices from 15-day-old hypothyroid pups were incubated for 30 min with or without rT3 (1 nM)...
November 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153866/a-phase-i-trial-of-the-pi3k-inhibitor-buparlisib-combined-with-capecitabine-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Autumn J McRee, Paul K Marcom, Dominic T Moore, William C Zamboni, Zachary A Kornblum, Zhiyuan Hu, Rachel Phipps, Carey K Anders, Katherine Reeder-Hayes, Lisa A Carey, Karen E Weck, Charles M Perou, E Claire Dees
BACKGROUND: Buparlisib is an oral pan-class I phosphotidyinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor. The present phase I study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of buparlisib with capecitabine in patients with metastatic breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients received buparlisib once daily (range, 50 to 100 mg) for 3 weeks with capecitabine twice daily (range, 1000 to 1250 mg/m(2)) for 2 weeks with a 1-week break. Dose escalation used a traditional "3 + 3" design with standard definitions of dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and maximum tolerated dose...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151689/reabsorption-of-iron-into-acutely-damaged-rat-liver-a-role-for-ferritins
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Ihtzaz Ahmed Malik, Jörg Wilting, Giuliano Ramadori, Naila Naz
AIM: To studied iron metabolism in liver, spleen, and serum after acute liver-damage, in relation to surrogate markers for liver-damage and repair. METHODS: Rats received intraperitoneal injection of the hepatotoxin thioacetamide (TAA), and were sacrificed regularly between 1 and 96 h thereafter. Serum levels of transaminases and iron were measured using conventional laboratory assays. Liver tissue was used for conventional histology, immunohistology, and iron staining...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150843/liver-fibrosis-is-associated-with-cutaneous-inflammation-in-the-imiquimod-induced-murine-model-of-psoriasiform-dermatitis
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P Vasseur, M Pohin, J F Jégou, L Favot, N Venisse, J Mcheik, F Morel, J C Lecron, C Silvain
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis associates several extra-cutaneous manifestations. Little is known about hepatic parameters specifically associated with psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To study whether psoriasiform dermatitis is associated with liver injury. METHODS: We studied liver parameters of inflammation and fibrosis in a murine model of psoriasiform dermatitis induced by topical application of imiquimod for nine weeks. RESULTS: Topical treatment with imiquimod induced a form of psoriasiform dermatitis reminiscent of the human disorder, characterized by thickened and scaly skin, psoriasiform epidermal hyperplasia, altered keratinocyte differentiation, and cutaneous overexpression of interleukin-17A...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149974/liver-transplantation-with-old-grafts-a-ten-year-experience
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S Roullet, M Defaye, A Quinart, J-P Adam, L Chiche, C Laurent, M Neau-Cransac
BACKGROUND: The persistent scarcity of donors has prompted liver transplantation teams to find solutions for increasing graft availability. We report our experience of liver transplantations performed with grafts from older donors, specifically over 70 and 80 years old. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed our prospectively maintained single-center database from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2014, with 380 liver transplantations performed in 354 patients. Six groups were composed according to donor age: <40 (n = 84), 40 to 49 (n = 67), from 50 to 59 (n = 62), from 60 to 69 (n = 76), from 70 to 79 (n = 64), and ≥80 years (n = 27)...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147133/allopurinol-in-combination-with-thiopurine-induces-mucosal-healing-and-improves-clinical-and-metabolic-outcomes-in-ibd
#18
Brigitte Moreau, Pierre Clement, Yves Theoret, Ernest G Seidman
Background: Thiopurines, azathioprine (AZA) and 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) are common maintenance medications for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Excessive methylation via thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT) frequently causes therapeutic failure. Allopurinol reduces excessive 6-methyl-mercaptopurine (6-MMP) while enhancing 6-thioguanine (6-TGN) levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical, metabolic and endoscopic impact of allopurinol in combination with low-dose thiopurine in IBD...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146462/individual-serum-bile-acid-profiling-in-rats-aids-in-human-risk-assessment-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-due-to-bsep-inhibition
#19
Steven Cepa, David Potter, Lisa Wong, Leah Schutt, Jacqueline Tarrant, Jodie Pang, Xiaolin Zhang, Roxanne Andaya, Laurent Salphati, Yingqing Ran, Le An, Ryan Morgan, Jonathan Maher
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) has been the most frequent cause of post-marketing drug withdrawals in the last 50years. The multifactorial nature of events that precede severe liver injury in human patients is difficult to model in rodents due to a variety of confounding or contributing factors that include disease state, concurrent medications, and translational species differences. In retrospective analyses, a consistent risk factor for DILI has been the inhibition of the Bile Salt Export Pump (BSEP). One compound known for potent BSEP inhibition and severe DILI is troglitazone...
November 13, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145892/association-between-plasma-phospholipid-saturated-fatty-acids-and-metabolic-markers-of-lipid-hepatic-inflammation-and-glycaemic-pathways-in-eight-european-countries-a-cross-sectional-analysis-in-the-epic-interact-study
#20
Ju-Sheng Zheng, Stephen J Sharp, Fumiaki Imamura, Albert Koulman, Matthias B Schulze, Zheng Ye, Jules Griffin, Marcela Guevara, José María Huerta, Janine Kröger, Ivonne Sluijs, Antonio Agudo, Aurelio Barricarte, Heiner Boeing, Sandra Colorado-Yohar, Courtney Dow, Miren Dorronsoro, Pia T Dinesen, Guy Fagherazzi, Paul W Franks, Edith J M Feskens, Tilman Kühn, Verena Andrea Katzke, Timothy J Key, Kay-Tee Khaw, Maria Santucci de Magistris, Francesca Romana Mancini, Elena Molina-Portillo, Peter M Nilsson, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Domenico Palli, Jose Ramón Quirós, Olov Rolandsson, Fulvio Ricceri, Annemieke M W Spijkerman, Nadia Slimani, Giovanna Tagliabue, Anne Tjonneland, Rosario Tumino, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Claudia Langenberg, Elio Riboli, Nita G Forouhi, Nicholas J Wareham
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that individual circulating saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are heterogeneous in their associations with cardio-metabolic diseases, but evidence about associations of SFAs with metabolic markers of different pathogenic pathways is limited. We aimed to examine the associations between plasma phospholipid SFAs and the metabolic markers of lipid, hepatic, glycaemic and inflammation pathways. METHODS: We measured nine individual plasma phospholipid SFAs and derived three SFA groups (odd-chain: C15:0 + C17:0, even-chain: C14:0 + C16:0 + C18:0, and very-long-chain: C20:0 + C22:0 + C23:0 + C24:0) in individuals from the subcohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-InterAct case-cohort study across eight European countries...
November 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
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