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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717379/hepatoprotective-effect-of-citral-on-acetaminophen-induced-liver-toxicity-in-mice
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Nancy Sayuri Uchida, Saulo Euclides Silva-Filho, Gabriel Fernando Esteves Cardia, Edivaldo Cremer, Francielli Maria de Souza Silva-Comar, Expedito Leite Silva, Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado, Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman
High doses of acetaminophen (APAP) lead to acute liver damage. In this study, we evaluated the effects of citral in a murine model of hepatotoxicity induced by APAP. The liver function markers alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and gamma-glutamyl transferase (γGT) were determined to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of citral. The livers were used to determine myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and nitric oxide (NO) production and in histological analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711490/long-term-response-to-sunitinib-treatment-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-pooled-analysis-of-clinical-trials
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Nizar M Tannir, Robert A Figlin, Martin E Gore, M Dror Michaelson, Robert J Motzer, Camillo Porta, Brian I Rini, Caroline Hoang, Xun Lin, Bernard Escudier
BACKGROUND: We characterized clinical outcomes of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) treated with sunitinib who were long-term responders (LTRs), defined as patients having progression-free survival (PFS) > 18 months. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from 5714 patients with mRCC treated with sunitinib in 8 phase II/III clinical trials and the expanded access program. Duration on-study and objective response rate (ORR) were compared between LTRs and patients with PFS ≤ 18 months ("others")...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711154/western-diet-induced-dysbiosis-in-farnesoid-x-receptor-knockout-mice-causes-persistent-hepatic-inflammation-after-antibiotic-treatment
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Prasant K Jena, Lili Sheng, Hui-Xin Liu, Karen M Kalanetra, Annie Mirsoian, William J Murphy, Samuel W French, Viswanathan V Krishnan, David A Mills, Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan
Patients who have liver cirrhosis and liver cancer also have reduced farnesoid X receptor (FXR). The current study analyzes the effect of diet through microbiota that affect hepatic inflammation in FXR knockout (KO) mice. Wild-type and FXR KO mice were on a control (CD) or Western diet (WD) for 10 months. In addition, both CD- and WD-fed FXR KO male mice, which had hepatic lymphocyte and neutrophil infiltration, were treated by vancomycin, polymyxin B, and Abx (ampicillin, neomycin, metronidazole, and vancomycin)...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710903/stellate-cells-orchestrate-concanavalin-a-induced-acute-liver-damage
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Richa Rani, Ashish Tandon, Jiang Wang, Sudhir Kumar, Chandrashekhar R Gandhi
Concanavalin A (ConA) causes immune cell-mediated liver damage, but the contribution of resident nonparenchymal cells is also evident. Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) induce hepatic inflammation and immunological reactions; we therefore investigated their role in ConA-induced liver injury. ConA was administered i.v. to control or HSC-depleted mice; hepatic histopathology and cytokines/chemokines were determined after 6 hours. In vitro, the effects of ConA-conditioned HSC medium on hepatocytes were determined...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708597/mri-based-evaluation-of-multiorgan-iron-overload-is-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natalia Maximova, Massimo Gregori, Giulia Boz, Roberto Simeone, Davide Zanon, Giulia Schillani, Floriana Zennaro
The medical records of 44 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure iron concentrations in the liver, spleen, pancreas and bone. These patients were divided into two groups, 18 with non-elevated (< 100 μmol/g; Group 1) liver iron concentration before transplantation and 26 with elevated (> 100 μmol/g; Group 2) concentration . We compared transplant-related outcomes in the two groups. Iron overload was a negative prognostic risk factor for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (OR = 17), osteoporosis (OR = 6...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708585/the-neglected-avian-hepatotropic-virus-induces-acute-and-chronic-hepatitis-in-ducks-an-alternative-model-for-hepatology
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Xumin Ou, Sai Mao, Jingyu Cao, Yunchao Ma, Guangpeng Ma, Anchun Cheng, Mingshu Wang, Dekang Zhu, Shun Chen, Renyong Jia, Mafeng Liu, Kunfeng Sun, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Xiaoyue Chen
Duck Hepatitis A Virus (DHAV) belongs to the Avihepatovirus, which is also classified into Picornaviridae with Hepatovirus, Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). In humans, the pathogenesis of HAV is not well understood because of limited work with animal models. Here, we investigated the progress of duck viral hepatitis caused by DHAV and their potential for dissecting the pathogenesis of HAV. During the course of infection, the duck model had undergone hepatocellular lesions (vacuolation, acidophilic degeneration and steatosis), lymphocytes recruitment (neutrophil granulocytes, heterophilic granulocytes and T cells or plasm cells) and repair (activation of hepatic stellate cells, fibrosis and regeneration)...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706093/does-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predict-1-year-mortality-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-results-from-a-retrospective-study-with-validation-cohort
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Lin Lin, Meiyu Piao, Xihui Jiang, Houning Lv, Ningning Zhao, Fang Yang, Chao Sun
OBJECTIVES: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been used to predict prognosis in various liver diseases, but its role in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is not clarified. We aimed to investigate the prognostic usefulness of NLR for 1-year mortality in PBC. METHODS: The study recruited a retrospective cohort with 88 patients with PBC and a prospective validation cohort with 63 participants who were followed-up for 1 year. NLR and other laboratory measurements were analysed by multivariate regression model for identifying independent factors for early mortality...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700957/a-protective-role-of-heme-regulated-eif2%C3%AE-kinase-in-cadmium-induced-liver-and-kidney-injuries
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Lixin Wang, Shuping Zhang, Zhe Wang, Ming Xu, Lin Yuan, Jiansheng Cui, Sijin Liu
A number of studies have reported that cadmium (Cd) can incur liver and kidney injuries. The recruitment and activation of leukocytes have been demonstrated to be involved in Cd-induced biological effects. Ironically, activated leukocytes and secreted cytokines are also reported to be required for the later recovery of the damaged tissues. Yet, the mechanisms driving the production of leukocytes have not been fully elucidated. Heme-regulated eIF2α kinase (HRI) is essential for translational regulation and stressed erythropoiesis in iron deficiency...
July 5, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700741/mononuclear-macrophages-but-not-neutrophils-act-as-major-infiltrating-anti-leptospiral-phagocytes-during-leptospirosis
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Xu Chen, Shi-Jun Li, David M Ojcius, Ai-Hua Sun, Wei-Lin Hu, Xu'ai Lin, Jie Yan
OBJECTIVE: To identify the major infiltrating phagocytes during leptospirosis and examine the killing mechanism used by the host to eliminate Leptospira interrogans. METHODS: Major infiltrating phagocytes in Leptospira-infected C3H/HeJ mice were detected by immunohistochemistry. Chemokines and vascular endothelial cell adhesion molecules (VECAMs) of Leptospira-infected mice and leptospirosis patients were detected by microarray and immunohistochemistry. Leptospira-phagocytosing and -killing abilities of human or mouse macrophages and neutrophils, and the roles of intracellular ROS, NO and [Ca2+]i in Leptospira-killing process were evaluated by confocal microscopy and spectrofluorimetry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699612/relationship-between-immune-parameters-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-obese-children
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Jun-Qi Shi, Wen-Xia Shen, Xiang-Zhi Wang, Ke Huang, Chao-Chun Zou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between immune parameters and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Zhejiang Province, China on July to September 2015. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 117 obese children and 209 healthy non-obese children were studied as the obese and control groups. Depending on the severity of NAFLD, the obese group was divided into subgroups 1 (without NAFLD), 2 (with simple fatty liver) and 3 (with steatohepatitis)...
July 11, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697829/-values-of-combination-of-urinary-l-fabp-and-ngal-in-early-diagnosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-in-children
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Rong Tang, Xiang Ao, Yong Zhong, Rui-Ling Wang, Qiao-Ling Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the values of combination of urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery in children. METHODS: A total of 97 children with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery were enrolled. Serum and urine samples were collected before and after surgery. Levels of serum creatinine (Scr), urinary L-FABP, and urinary NGAL from AKI group (n=18) and non-AKI group (n=79) were measured, and the postoperative dynamic changes in these markers were compared between the two groups...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693224/validation-and-ranking-of-seven-staging-systems-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Zhan-Hong Chen, Ying-Fen Hong, Jinxiang Lin, Xing Li, Dong-Hao Wu, Jing-Yun Wen, Jie Chen, Dan-Yun Ruan, Qu Lin, Min Dong, Li Wei, Tian-Tian Wang, Ze-Xiao Lin, Xiao-Kun Ma, Xiang-Yuan Wu, Ruihua Xu
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the ability of seven staging systems to predict 3- and 6-month and cumulative survival rates of patients with advanced hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Data were collected from 220 patients with HBV-associated HCC who did not receive any standard anticancer treatment. Participants were patients at The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University from September 2008 to June 2010. The participants were classified according to the Chinese University Prognostic Index (CUPI), the Cancer of the Liver Italian Program (CLIP), Japan Integrated Staging (JIS), China Integrated Score (CIS) systems, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC), Okuda and tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging systems at the time of diagnosis and during patient follow-up...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688518/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-prognosis-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-resection-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Kiyohiko Omichi, Jordan M Cloyd, Suguru Yamashita, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Claudius Conrad, Yun Shin Chun, Thomas A Aloia, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated a strong association between the preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and the outcomes of patients with resected hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal liver metastases. However, the predictive ability of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, especially those treated with preoperative chemotherapy, has been less well described. METHODS: The clinicopathological characteristics, overall survival, and recurrence free survival of all patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma resected between 2000-2015, were compared between those with elevated (≥3...
July 5, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687713/tlr9-is-upregulated-in-human-and-murine-nash-pivotal-role-for-inflammatory-recruitment-and-cell-survival
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Auvro R Mridha, Fahrettin Haczeyni, Matthew M Yeh, W Geoffrey Haigh, George N Ioannou, Vanessa Barn, Hussam Ajamieh, Leon Adams, Jeffrey M Hamdorf, Narci C Teoh, Geoffrey C Farrell
Background & Aims: TLR9 deletion protects against steatohepatitis due to choline-amino acid depletion and high-fat diet. We measured TLR9 in human NASH livers, and tested whether TLR9 mediates inflammatory recruitment in three murine models of NAFLD. Methods: We assayed TLR mRNA in liver biopsies from bariatric surgery patients. Wildtype (Wt) , appetite-dysregulated Alms1 mutant (foz/foz),Tlr9(-/-), and Tlr9(-/-).foz/foz C57BL6/J mice and bone marrow (BM) chimeras were fed 0.2% cholesterol, high-fat, high sucrose (atherogenic[Ath]) diet or chow, and NAFLD activity score (NAS)/NASH pathology, macrophage/neutrophil infiltration, cytokines/chemokines and cell death markers measured in livers...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687477/prognostic-factors-and-predictors-of-sorafenib-benefit-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-analysis-of-two-phase-3-studies
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Jordi Bruix, Ann-Lii Cheng, Gerold Meinhardt, Keiko Nakajima, Yoriko De Sanctis, Josep Llovet
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor, significantly prolonged overall survival (OS) versus placebo in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in two phase 3 studies, SHARP (Sorafenib HCC Assessment Randomized Protocol) and Asia-Pacific (AP). To assess prognostic factors for HCC and predictive factors of sorafenib benefit, we conducted a pooled exploratory analysis from these placebo-controlled phase 3 studies. METHODS: To identify potential prognostic factors for OS, univariate and multivariate (MV) analyses were performed for baseline variables by Cox proportional hazards model...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685242/an-investigation-of-protective-effects-of-litium-borate-on-blood-and-histopathological-parameters-in-acute-cadmium-induced-rats
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Serkan Yildirim, Fatih Caglar Celikezen, Gökhan Oto, Emin Sengul, Mehmet Bulduk, M Tasdemir, D Ali Cinar
This study was carried out to determine the protective effects of lithium borate (LTB) on blood parameters and histopathological findings in experimentally induced acute cadmium (Cd) toxicity in rats. Twenty-eight male Wistar albino rats were used, weighing 200-220 g, and they were randomly divided into four groups, including one control and the following three experimental groups: a Cd group (0.025 mmol/kg), a LTB group (15 mg/kg/day orally for 5 days), and a LTB + Cd group (15 mg/kg/day orally for 5 days and Cd 0...
July 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683730/urinalysis-findings-and-urinary-kidney-injury-biomarker-concentrations
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Girish N Nadkarni, Steven G Coca, Allison Meisner, Shanti Patel, Kathleen F Kerr, Uptal D Patel, Jay L Koyner, Amit X Garg, Heather Thiessen Philbrook, Charles L Edelstein, Michael Shlipak, Joe El-Khoury, Chirag R Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Urinary biomarkers of kidney injury are presumed to reflect renal tubular damage. However, their concentrations may be influenced by other factors, such as hematuria or pyuria. We sought to examine what non-injury related urinalysis factors are associated with urinary biomarker levels. METHODS: We examined 714 adults who underwent cardiac surgery in the TRIBE-AKI cohort that did not experience post-operative clinical AKI (patients with serum creatinine change of ≥ 20% were excluded)...
July 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680356/the-effect-of-early-substitution-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-on-biochemical-blood-parameters-and-the-quality-of-life
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Milena S Pandrc, Anđelka Ristić, Vanja Kostovski, Marko Stanković, Vladimir Antić, Jelena Milin-Lazović, Jasmina Ćirić
BACKGROUND: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is defined as high TSH and normal thyroxine. Data on the effects of early substitution by levothyroxine on psychophysical health in SCH are still not consistent enough to support its introduction. METHODS: Clinical parameters, biochemical data and quality of life (Short Form 36 questionnaire) were measured before the intervention and 3 months after the euthyroid state had been achieved in SCH patients. RESULTS: Significant reduction in body weight (p=0...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674842/clinical-relevance-and-predictive-value-of-damage-biomarkers-of-drug-induced-kidney-injury
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Sandra L Kane-Gill, Pamela L Smithburger, Kianoush Kashani, John A Kellum, Erin Frazee
Nephrotoxin exposure accounts for up to one-fourth of acute kidney injury episodes in hospitalized patients, and the associated consequences are as severe as acute kidney injury due to other etiologies. As the use of nephrotoxic agents represents one of the few modifiable risk factors for acute kidney injury, clinicians must be able to identify patients at high risk for drug-induced kidney injury rapidly. Recently, significant advancements have been made in the field of biomarker utilization for the prediction and detection of acute kidney injury...
July 3, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670376/ccr2-dependent-neutrophil-activation-and-mobilization-rely-on-tlr4-p38-axis-during-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Peng Xu, Junbin Zhang, Hui Wang, Guoliang Wang, Cong-Yi Wang, Jinxiang Zhang
Liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a common clinical problem in which neutrophil recruitment is an essential event. Our previous study revealed the important role of C-C motif chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) in neutrophils during liver IRI. The aim of the present study was to further investigate the underlying mechanisms mediating the changes in CCR2 expression in neutrophils during this pathophysiological process. Herein, we found that TLR4 ablation reduced neutrophil mobilization from the bone marrow and the subsequent infiltration into the liver during liver IRI; neutrophil-derived CCR2 expression was also repressed...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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