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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087985/prophylactic-tributyrin-treatment-mitigates-chronic-binge-alcohol-induced-intestinal-barrier-and-liver-injury
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Gail A Cresci, Bryan Glueck, Megan R McMullen, Wei Xin, Danielle Allende, Laura E Nagy
BACKGROUND/AIM: Impaired gut-liver axis is a potential factor contributing to alcoholic liver disease. Ethanol depletes intestinal integrity and causes gut dysbiosis. Butyrate, a fermentation byproduct of gut microbiota, is altered negatively following chronic ethanol exposure. This study aimed to determine whether prophylactic tributyrin could protect the intestinal barrier and liver in mice during combined chronic-binge ethanol exposure. METHODS: C57BL/6 J mice exposed to 5% v/v ethanol-containing diet for 10 days received a single ethanol gavage (5 g/kg) 9 hrs prior to euthanasia...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087322/cutaneous-exposure-to-vesicant-phosgene-oxime-acute-effects-on-the-skin-and-systemic-toxicity
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Neera Tewari-Singh, Dinesh G Goswami, Rama Kant, Claire R Croutch, Robert P Casillas, David J Orlicky, Rajesh Agarwal
Phosgene Oxime (CX), an urticant or nettle agent categorized as a vesicant, is a potential chemical warfare and terrorist weapon. Its exposure can result in widespread and devastating effects including high mortality due to its fast penetration and ability to cause immediate severe cutaneous injury. It is one of the least studied chemical warfare agents with no effective therapy available. Thus, our goal was to examine the acute effects of CX following its cutaneous exposure in SKH-1 hairless mice to help establish a relevant injury model...
January 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086942/external-beam-radiotherapy-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-international-multicenter-phase-i-trial-sakk-77-07-and-sasl-26
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Evelyn Herrmann, Diana Naehrig, Manfred Sassowsky, Martin Bigler, Jeroen Buijsen, Ilja Ciernik, Daniel Zwahlen, Alessandra Franzetti Pellanda, Andreas Meister, Peter Brauchli, Simona Berardi, Erika Kuettel, Jean-François Dufour, Daniel M Aebersold
PURPOSE: To assess feasibility and safety of conventionally fractionated radiotherapy (cfRT) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Patients with histologically confirmed stage cT1-4, cN0-1 HCC and Child-Pugh Score (CPS) A or B disease were included in a phase I multicenter trial. Metastatic HCC were allowed if ≥90% of total tumor volume was located within the liver. Patients were enrolled onto five dose-escalation levels (54-70Gy in 2Gy fractions) based on a modified 3 + 3 design, with cohorts of five patients instead of three patients in dose levels 4 and 5...
January 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079821/febuxostat-induced-agranulocytosis-in-an-end-stage-renal-disease-patient-a-case-report
#4
Xue Er Poh, Chien-Te Lee, Sung-Nan Pei
INTRODUCTION: Febuxostat, a nonpurine xanthine oxidase inhibitor, is approved as the first-line urate-lowering therapy in gout patients with normal renal function or mild to moderate renal impairment. The most common adverse effects of febuxostat are liver function test abnormalities, diarrhea, and skin rash. However, there is insufficient data in patients with severe renal impairment and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). We report the first case, to our knowledge, in which agranulocytosis developed after febuxostat treatment in an ESRD patient...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077574/platelet-activating-factor-mediates-endotoxin-tolerance-by-regulating-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-dependent-expression-of-the-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-3
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Kyung Tae Noh, In Duk Jung, Gil Sun Cha, Myung-Kwan Han, Yeong-Min Park
Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase (IDO) mediates immune tolerance, and suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) negatively regulates the JAK/STAT signal transduction pathway. We previously determined plateletactivating factor (PAF) protects mice against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxic shock, but its detailed mechanism of action was unknown. We performed survival experiments in IDO+/+ and IDO-/- mice using an LPSinduced endotoxemia model and rated organ injury (neutrophil infiltration, and liver function)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077302/neutrophil-adhesion-and-crawling-dynamics-on-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells-under-shear-flow
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Hao Yang, Ning Li, Yu Du, Chunfang Tong, Shouqin Lü, Jinrong Hu, Yan Zhang, Mian Long
Neutrophil (polymorphonuclear leukocyte, PMN) recruitment in the liver sinusoid takes place in almost all liver diseases and contributes to pathogen clearance or tissue damage. While PMN rolling unlikely appears in liver sinusoids and Mac-1 or CD44 is assumed to play respective roles during in vivo local or systematic inflammatory stimulation, the regulating mechanisms of PMN adhesion and crawling dynamics are still unclear from those in vivo studies. Here we developed a two-dimensional in vitro sinusoidal model with primary liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs) and Kupffer cells (KCs) to investigate TNF-α-induced PMN recruitment under shear flow...
January 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076369/novel-inflammation-based-prognostic-score-for-predicting-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma
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Yu-Li Su, Meng-Che Hsieh, Po-Hui Chiang, Ming-Tse Sung, Jui Lan, Hao-Lun Luo, Chun-Chieh Huang, Cheng-Hua Huang, Yeh Tang, Kun-Ming Rau
PURPOSE: We developed a novel inflammation-based model (NPS), which consisted of a neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet count (PC), for assessing the prognostic role in patients with metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic UC who underwent systemic chemotherapy between January 1997 and December 2014 in Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. The defined cutoff values for the NLR and PC were 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076311/biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury-the-pathway-from-discovery-to-clinical-adoption
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Kianoush Kashani, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Claudio Ronco
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of critical illnesses and has a significant impact on outcomes, including mortality and morbidities. Unfortunately, apart from prophylactic measures, no effective treatment for this syndrome is known. Therefore, early recognition of AKI not only can provide better opportunities for preventive interventions, but also opens many gates for research and development of effective therapeutic options. Over the last few years, several new AKI biomarkers have been discovered and validated to improve early detection, differential diagnosis, and differentiation of patients into risk groups for progressive renal failure, need for renal replacement therapy (RRT), or death...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073931/histones-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-enhance-tubular-necrosis-and-remote-organ-injury-in-ischemic-aki
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Daigo Nakazawa, Santhosh V Kumar, Julian Marschner, Jyaysi Desai, Alexander Holderied, Lukas Rath, Franziska Kraft, Yutian Lei, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Gilbert W Moeckel, Maria Lucia Angelotti, Helen Liapis, Hans-Joachim Anders
Severe AKI is often associated with multiorgan dysfunction, but the mechanisms of this remote tissue injury are unknown. We hypothesized that renal necroinflammation releases cytotoxic molecules that may cause remote organ damage. In hypoxia-induced tubular epithelial cell necrosis in vitro, histone secretion from ischemic tubular cells primed neutrophils to form neutrophil extracellular traps. These traps induced tubular epithelial cell death and stimulated neutrophil extracellular trap formation in fresh neutrophils...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070107/effects-of-reduced-food-intake-for-4-weeks-on-physiological-parameters-in-toxicity-studies-in-dogs
#10
Junya Morita, Tomoko Izumi, Bunichiro Ogawa, Yoshiki Ban, Hironori Takagi, Minoru Sasaki, Shunsuke Tsutsumi
This study sought to clarify the effects of reduced feeding on physiological parameters in dogs to enable appropriate evaluations of the safety and toxicity of test compounds. We measured alkaline phosphatase isozymes and the circulating blood volume, as well as clinical signs, body weight, hematology, blood chemistry, electrocardiography, organ weight, and histopathology, in male beagle dogs fed a diet consisting of 300 g/day or 150 g/day for 4 weeks. There were no abnormal clinical signs in any of the dogs...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069287/feline-cholangitis
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Lara Boland, Julia Beatty
Cholangitis is common in felines, including neutrophilic, lymphocytic, and chronic cholangitis (liver fluke). History, physical examination, laboratory testing, and abdominal ultrasound support a diagnosis. Diagnosis using hepatic histopathology and/or bile analysis is ideal but not always practical. Neutrophilic cholangitis is associated with bacterial cholecystitis, pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The typical presentation is a short illness with lethargy, inappetence, pyrexia, and jaundice. Lymphocytic cholangitis, suspected to be immune-mediated, can have a prolonged clinical course with weight loss and ascites as the predominant features...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062700/intravital-imaging-of-neutrophil-recruitment-reveals-the-efficacy-of-fpr1-blockade-in-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Masaki Honda, Takayuki Takeichi, Shintaro Hashimoto, Daiki Yoshii, Kaori Isono, Shintaro Hayashida, Yuki Ohya, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Yukihiro Inomata
Neutrophils are considered responsible for the pathophysiological changes resulting from hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, which is a complication of trauma, shock, liver resection, and transplantation. Recently, evidence is accumulating that formyl-peptide receptor (FPR) signaling constitutes an important danger signal that guides neutrophils to sites of inflammation. This study aimed to investigate dynamic neutrophil recruitment using two-photon laser-scanning microscopy (TPLSM) in response to FPR1 blockade during hepatic I/R...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062291/pathological-vicissitudes-and-oxidative-stress-enzyme-responses-in-mice-experimentally-infected-with-reptarenavirus-isolate-upm-my01
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Yusuf Abba, Hasliza Hassim, Hazilawati Hamzah, Omar Emad Ibrahim, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Mohamed Mustapha Noordin
Boid inclusion body disease (BIBD) is a viral disease of boid snakes believed to be caused by reptarenavirus belonging to the family Arenaviridae. Unlike most mammalian arenaviruses, the reservoir host for reptarenavirus is still unknown. In this study, the pathological responses were evaluated in a mouse model for a period of 28 days. Blood and tissue samples (lung, liver, spleen, heart, kidney and brain) were collected for evaluation of hematology, biochemistry, histopathology and oxidative enzyme levels at six time points (1, 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days), after viral infection (2...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045404/liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis
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Yukinori Koyama, David A Brenner
Chronic liver inflammation leads to fibrosis and cirrhosis, which is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Hepatocyte steatosis is a component of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Hepatic steatosis may be benign or progress to hepatocyte injury and the initiation of inflammation, which activates immune cells. While Kupffer cells are the resident macrophage in the liver, inflammatory cells such as infiltrating macrophages, T lymphocytes, neutrophils, and DCs all contribute to liver inflammation...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044935/c-glycosyl-flavone-from-urginea-indica-inhibits-growth-and-dissemination-of-ehrlich-ascites-carcinoma-cells-in-mice
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Ganesh Babu Bevara, A D Naveen Kumar, K Koteswramma Laxmi, Anil Kumar Badana, Seema Kumari, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Rama Rao Malla
C-glycosyl flavone, a phytochemical constituent of U. indica bulb, has been reported to possesses cytotoxic activity. In present study, acute and chronic toxicity along with antitumor activity of C-glycosyl flavone isolated from U.indica bulb were performed using in vitro and in vivo methods. Acute and chronic toxicity of C-glycosyl flavone was evaluated using Swiss albino mice. The effect of C-glycosyl flavone on proliferation of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) cells was determined. Further, growth inhibition and dissemination was studied using EAC induced mice model...
January 2, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039379/green-neutrophilic-inclusions-are-frequently-associated-with-liver-injury-and-may-portend-short-term-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Elizabeth L Courville, Susan Crisman, Michael A Linden, Sophia Yohe
BACKGROUND: Few studies have described an association among acute liver disease, high short-term mortality, and blue-green refractile neutrophilic inclusions on blood smears. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with 13 patients and compare our data to those from other cases reported in the literature regarding the interplay of acute liver disease, high short-term mortality, and blue-green refractile neutrophilic inclusions on blood smears. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of blood smears, patient medical information, and outcomes for our 13 studied patients...
December 29, 2016: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029431/urine-biomarkers-of-tubular-injury-do-not-improve-on-the-clinical-model-predicting-chronic-kidney-disease-progression
#17
Chi-Yuan Hsu, Dawei Xie, Sushrut S Waikar, Joseph V Bonventre, Xiaoming Zhang, Venkata Sabbisetti, Theodore E Mifflin, Josef Coresh, Clarissa J Diamantidis, Jiang He, Claudia M Lora, Edgar R Miller, Robert G Nelson, Akinlolu O Ojo, Mahboob Rahman, Jeffrey R Schelling, Francis P Wilson, Paul L Kimmel, Harold I Feldman, Ramachandran S Vasan, Kathleen D Liu
Few investigations have evaluated the incremental usefulness of tubular injury biomarkers for improved prediction of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression. As such, we measured urinary kidney injury molecule-1, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminidase and liver fatty acid binding protein under highly standardized conditions among 2466 enrollees of the prospective Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study. During 9433 person-years of follow-up, there were 581 cases of CKD progression defined as incident end-stage renal disease or halving of the estimated glomerular filtration rate...
October 28, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013112/urine-interleukin-18-and-lipocalin-2-are-biomarkers-of-acute-tubular-necrosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Jeremy Puthumana, Xavier Ariza, Justin M Belcher, Isabel Graupera, Pere Ginès, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in patients with cirrhosis that increases mortality. The most common causes of AKI in these patients are prerenal azotemia, acute tubular necrosis (ATN), and hepatorenal syndrome; it is important to determine the etiology of AKI to select the proper treatment and predict patient outcome. Urine biomarkers could be used to differentiate between patients with ATN and functional causes of AKI. We performed a systemic review and meta-analysis of published studies to determine whether urine levels of interleukin 18 (IL18) and lipocalin 2 (LCN2 or NGAL) associate with development of ATN in patients with cirrhosis...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006875/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-correlates-with-proinflammatory-neutrophils-and-predicts-death-in-low-meld-cirrhotic-patients
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Avash Kalra, Joel P Wedd, Kiran M Bambha, Jane Gralla, Lucy Golden-Mason, Christine Collins, Hugo R Rosen, Scott W Biggins
The Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD)has reduced accuracy for liver transplant (LT) waitlist mortalitywhen MELD ≤20. Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) is a biomarker associated with systemic inflammation and may predict cirrhotic decompensation and death. We aimedto evaluate the prognostic utility of high NLR (≥4) for liver-related death among low MELD patients listed for LT, controlling for stage of cirrhosis.In a nested case-control study ofcirrhotic adults awaiting LT (2/2002-5/2011), Cases were LT candidates with aliver-related death and MELD≤20 within 90 days of death...
December 22, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993956/association-of-kidney-function-and-early-kidney-injury-with-incident-hypertension-in-hiv-infected-women
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Simon B Ascher, Rebecca Scherzer, Carmen A Peralta, Phyllis C Tien, Carl Grunfeld, Michelle M Estrella, Alison Abraham, Deborah R Gustafson, Marek Nowicki, Anjali Sharma, Mardge H Cohen, Anthony W Butch, Mary A Young, Michael R Bennett, Michael G Shlipak
Subclinical kidney disease is associated with developing hypertension in the general population, but data are lacking among HIV-infected people. We examined associations of kidney function and injury with incident hypertension in 823 HIV-infected and 267 HIV-uninfected women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study, a multicenter, prospective cohort of HIV-infected and uninfected women in the United States. Baseline kidney biomarkers included estimated glomerular filtration rate using cystatin C, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio, and 7 urine biomarkers of tubular injury: α-1-microglobulin, interleukin-18, kidney injury molecule-1, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, liver fatty acid-binding protein, N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase, and α1-acid-glycoprotein...
February 2017: Hypertension
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