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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914003/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-are-linked-with-modified-child-pugh-classification-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-cirrhosis-nt-probnp-and-liver-cirrhosis
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Abdulbaki Kumbasar, Mehtap Navdar, Esra Ataoglu, Isil Uzunhasan, Kadir Ergen, Sule Poturoglu, Filiz Basinoglu, Fatih Yilmaz, Mustafa Yenigun, Fuat Sar, Ozgur Tanriverdi
Excess N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide secretion has been linked to cirrhosis in previously studies. The relationship of plasma N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels and cardiac dysfunction determined by echocardiography were investigated in patients with nonalcoholic cirrhosis and a control group of chronic hepatitis. This study was designed as a cross-sectional study. Thirty-two men and thirty-three women who gave informed consent who were followed-up for chronic liver failure were enrolled...
December 2, 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883976/prognostic-value-of-liver-dysfunction-assessed-by-meld-xi-scoring-system-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Takahide Arai, Fumiaki Yashima, Ryo Yanagisawa, Makoto Tanaka, Hideyuki Shimizu, Keiichi Fukuda, Yusuke Watanabe, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shinichi Shirai, Masanori Yamamoto, Kentaro Hayashida
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the influence of liver dysfunction on outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Model for End-stage Liver Disease eXcluding International normalized ratio (MELD-XI) score, which was originally developed for patients with cirrhosis awaiting liver transplantation, has been reported as a predictor of heart disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of MELD-XI score for patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: Data from the prospectively maintained Optimized transCathEter vAlvular iNtervention (OCEAN-TAVI) multicenter registry were collected in 749 patients who underwent TAVI between October 2013 and August 2015...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883184/epigenetics-in-reactive-and-reparative-cardiac-fibrogenesis-the-promise-of-epigenetic-therapy
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REVIEW
Asish K Ghosh, Rahul Rai, Panagiotis Flevaris, Douglas E Vaughan
Epigenetic changes play a pivotal role in the development of a wide spectrum of human diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and intellectual disabilities. Cardiac fibrogenesis is a common pathophysiological process seen during chronic and stress-induced accelerated cardiac aging. While adequate production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins is necessary for post-injury wound healing, excessive synthesis and accumulation of extracellular matrix protein in the stressed or injured hearts causes decreased or loss of lusitropy that leads to cardiac failure...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864004/beta-adrenergic-blockade-and-decompensated-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Thomas Reiberger, Mattias Mandorfer
Non-selective betablockers (NSBBs) remain the cornerstone of medical treatment of portal hypertension. The evidence for their efficacy to prevent variceal bleeding is derived from prospective trials, which largely excluded patients with refractory ascites and renal failure. In parallel to the increasing knowledge on portal hypertension-induced changes in systemic hemodynamics, cardiac function, and renal perfusion, emerging studies have raised concerns about harmful effects of NSBBs. Clinicians are facing an ongoing controversy on the use of NSBBs in patients with advanced cirrhosis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855367/the-epigenetically-regulated-microrna-378a-targets-tgf-%C3%AE-2-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-treated-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Fujun Yu, Jianhuan Yang, Kate Huang, Xiaodong Pan, BiCheng Chen, Peihong Dong, Jianjian Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In liver fibrosis, the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is considered as a pivotal event. It is well known that transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is the main stimuli factor responsible for HSC activation. microRNAs (miRNAs), regulating various biological processes, have recently been shown to be involved in HSC activation. A recent study reported that deficiency of miR-378a contributes to cardiac fibrosis via TGF-β1-dependent paracrine mechanism. However, the involvement of miR-378a and its roles in TGF-β1-induced HSC activation remains largely unknown...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853067/surgical-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-cardiac-cirrhosis-after-the-fontan-procedure
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Yoshitaka Takuma, Yuji Fukada, Shota Iwadou, Hirokazu Miyatake, Shuji Uematsu, Ryoichi Okamoto, Daisuke Sato, Hiroyoshi Matsukawa, Shigehiro Shiozaki, Masahiro Kamada, Toshiaki Morito, Yasuyuki Araki
A 29-year-old woman who underwent the Fontan procedure at 10 years of age had an incidental finding of liver masses on abdominal ultrasonography. Subsequent gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid magnetic resonance imaging showed a 15 mm hypervascular mass with washout in the hepatobiliary phase in liver segment 4 (S4), and an 18 mm hypervascular mass without washout in the hepatobiliary phase in liver segment 2 (S2). The S2 liver mass was pathologically diagnosed to be a regenerative nodule by an ultrasound-guided needle biopsy, and the S4 liver mass was pathologically diagnosed as a poorly differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma after partial hepatectomy...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849953/311-outcomes-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-cpr-for-in-patient-cardiac-arrest
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Mihir Shah, Amit Taneja, Gaurav Dagar, Gagan Kumar, Rahul Nanchal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832641/activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-is-inhibited-by-microrna-378a-3p-via-wnt10a
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Fujun Yu, XuFei Fan, Bicheng Chen, Peihong Dong, Jianjian Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Wnt/β-catenin pathway is involved in liver fibrosis and microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered as key regulators of the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). A recent study showed the protective role of miR-378a-3p against cardiac fibrosis. However, whether miR-378a-3p suppresses Wnt/β-catenin pathway in liver fibrosis is largely unknown. METHODS: miR-378a-3p expression was detected in carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis and activated HSCs...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819646/from-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-to-liver-transplantation-when-the-gallbladder-becomes-the-pandora-s-box
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Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Peter Tsaparas, Stylianos Kykalos, Nikolaos Machairas, Ernesto P Molmenti, Andreas Paul
Bile duct injuries (BDI) tend to be more complex in laparoscopic than in open cholecystectomy procedures, and frequently involve young adults with benign pathologies. The ultimate consequence may be a liver transplantation (LT), making this situation one of the most rare transplant indications. Fatal post-transplant outcome is extreme infrequently reported. Aim of this study is to report on our single-case experience and to review the literature concerning lethal outcome after LT for major BDI following cholecystectomy...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816131/anesthesia-patients-with-concomitant-cardiac-and-hepatic-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Julianne Ahdout, Michael Nurok
Anesthesia and surgery in patients with hepatic and cardiac dysfunction poses a challenge for anesthesiologists. It is imperative to optimize these patients perioperatively. Cirrhosis is associated with a wide range of cardiovascular abnormalities. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy is characterized by blunted contractile responsiveness or systolic incompetence, and/or diastolic dysfunction. In liver disease, anesthetic drug distribution, metabolism, and elimination may be altered. Among patients with liver disease, propofol is a reasonable anesthetic choice and cisatracurium is the preferred neuromuscular blocker...
December 2016: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782364/survival-at-2%C3%A2-years-among-liver-cirrhotic-patients-is-influenced-by-left-atrial-volume-and-left-ventricular-mass
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Manuela Merli, Concetta Torromeo, Michela Giusto, Gianna Iacovone, Oliviero Riggio, Paolo E Puddu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CC) may interact with the clinical course of cirrhosis and can be implicated in the development of several complications in advanced liver disease. The best and easiest parameters which should define a condition of reduced cardiac reserve in cirrhosis are still controversial. This study was aimed at selecting the cardiac parameters, derived by Doppler echocardiography, predictive of survival during follow-up. METHODS: This study included cirrhotic patients without cardiovascular or pulmonary diseases...
October 26, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777770/safety-and-efficacy-of-anti-pd-1-in-patients-with-baseline-cardiac-renal-or-hepatic-dysfunction
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Bridgette A Kanz, Megan H Pollack, Romany Johnpulle, Igor Puzanov, Leora Horn, Alicia Morgans, Jeffrey A Sosman, Suthee Rapisuwon, R Martin Conry, Zeynep Eroglu, Douglas B Johnson
BACKGROUND: Anti-PD-1 therapy is increasingly used in various advanced malignancies. Patients with baseline organ dysfunction are largely excluded from clinical trials. Therefore it is unclear whether anti-PD-1 therapy is safe or effective in this setting. Further, these patients are often not candidates for other anti-cancer therapies, highlighting their need for active treatment options. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients from multiple centers with advanced solid tumors and baseline organ dysfunction who received anti-PD-1 therapy...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775818/rifaximin-has-no-effect-on-hemodynamics-in-decompensated-cirrhosis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nina Kimer, Julie Steen Pedersen, Troels Malte Busk, Lise Lotte Gluud, Lise Hobolth, Aleksander Krag, Søren Møller, Flemming Bendtsen
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Decompensated cirrhosis is characterized by disturbed systemic and splanchnic hemodynamics. Bacterial translocation from the gut is considered the key driver in this process. Intestinal decontamination with rifaximin may improve hemodynamics. This double-blind, randomized, controlled trial investigates the effects of rifaximin on hemodynamics, renal function and vasoactive hormones. METHODS: We randomized 54 stable out-patients with cirrhosis and ascites to rifaximin 550 mg BD (n=36) or placebo BD (n=18)...
October 24, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774647/bile-acid-excess-induces-cardiomyopathy-and-metabolic-dysfunctions-in-the-heart
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Moreshwar Desai, Bhoomika Mathur, Zeena Eblimit, Hernan Vasquez, Heinrich Taegtmeyer, Saul Karpen, Daniel J Penny, David D Moore, Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk
: Cardiac dysfunction in patients with liver cirrhosis is strongly associated with increased serum bile acid concentrations. Here we show that excess bile acids decrease fatty acid oxidation in cardiomyocytes and can cause heart dysfunction, a cardiac syndrome that we term Cholecardia. Fxr; Shp double knockout (DKO) mice, a model for bile acid overload, display cardiac hypertrophy, bradycardia, and exercise intolerance. In addition, DKO mice exhibit an impaired cardiac response to catecholamine challenge...
October 24, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746615/non-invasive-diagnosis-of-oesophageal-varices-using-systemic-haemodynamic-measurements-by-finometry-comparison-with-other-non-invasive-predictive-scores
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Kara Rye, Gerri Mortimore, Andrew Austin, Jan Freeman
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cirrhosis and portal hypertension are characterised by a hyperdynamic circulation, which is independently associated with variceal size. Non-invasive techniques for measurement of systemic haemodynamics are now available. The aim of the study was to prospectively assess the accuracy of systemic haemodynamics measured non-invasively for the detection of oesophageal varices in cirrhotic patients as compared to other currently available non-invasive methods. METHODS: In a study of 29 cirrhotic patients, systemic haemodynamics were studied non-invasively using the Finometer(®) (mean arterial pressure (MAP), cardiac output (CO)/index, heart rate (HR), peripheral vascular resistance) and portal pressure was assessed by hepatic venous pressure gradient...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741102/hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-the-fontan-procedure-in-a-16-year-old-girl-a-case-report
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Chaeyoun Oh, Joong Kee Youn, Ji-Won Han, Gi Beom Kim, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung-Eun Jung
INTRODUCTION: The Fontan procedure (FP) has become the standard operation for patients with single ventricle physiology. However, a long period of elevated systemic venous pressure and low cardiac output after the procedure result in chronic inflammation and liver cirrhosis, which may eventually lead to the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). CLINICAL FINDINGS: We described the case of a 16-year-old female who developed HCC after the FP. At 21 months, the patient received a lateral tunnel FP, and 14 years later, she began complaining of abdominal distension, telangiectasia, and fatigue...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734806/increased-sample-asymmetry-and-memory-of-cardiac-time-series-following-endotoxin-administration-in-cirrhotic-rats
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Mina Taghipour, Golnar Eftekhari, Zahra Haddadian, Roham Mazloom, Mohammad Mani, Ali R Mani
Sepsis, and other causes of acute systemic inflammation, can reduce heart rate variability (HRV) and increase cardiac cycle regularity in mammals. Thus, HRV monitoring has been used for early detection of sepsis in adults and neonates. Liver cirrhosis is associated with reduced basal HRV and the development of tolerance to the cardiac chronotropic effects of bacterial endotoxin. This may pose limitations on the use of heart rate monitoring in early detection of sepsis in this patient population. In a study to develop a physiomarker for the detection of sepsis in cirrhosis, we observed that endotoxin administration in adult cirrhotic rats leads to the development of transient heart rate decelerations, a phenomenon which has been reported in neonates with sepsis, and quantified using sample asymmetry analysis...
October 13, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728747/electrocardiographic-profile-of-cirrhosis-patients-and-its-relation-to-cardiac-dysautonomia
#18
M Chandrasekhar, Vasavilatha, Srinivasareddy, B Srinivas, A K Murthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728333/evaluation-of-cardiac-functions-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#19
R Chaudhary, S Gubharaju, D Badam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728026/cardiac-cirrhosis-a-rare-manifestation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
K Kalyan, P Narayana, N Venkata Rajaiah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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