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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224166/routine-laboratory-parameter-dynamics-and-laboratory-adverse-events-in-psoriasis-patients-on-long-term-treatment-with-adalimumab-etanercept-and-ustekinumab
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Jochen H Hoffmann, Christian Knoop, Alexander H Enk, Eva N Hadaschik
Only limited data on laboratory parameter dynamics and safety under prolonged biologic treatment in a "real-world" scenario are available for recommendations on screening and monitoring. This study is a retrospective analysis of routine parameter dynamics and laboratory adverse events (LAE) in psoriasis patients on long-term treatment (n = 199) with tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α-antagonists (adalimumab, etanercept), and the interleukin (IL)12/23-antagonist ustekinumab. Overall, neutrophil (PMN) counts (-11%) and triglycerides (+9%) changed considerably...
February 22, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220523/inflammation-is-independent-of-steatosis-in-a-murine-model-of-steatohepatitis
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Wei Wang, Ming-Jiang Xu, Yan Cai, Zhou Zhou, Haixia Cao, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Pal Pacher, Shusen Zheng, Frank J Gonzalez, Bin Gao
Obesity and alcohol consumption synergistically promote steatohepatitis, and neutrophil infiltration is believed to be associated with steatosis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARγ) plays a complex role in lipid metabolism and inflammation, therefore, the purpose of this study was to dissect its role in regulating steatosis and neutrophil infiltration in a clinically relevant mouse steatohepatitis model of 3-month high-fat diet (HFD) feeding plus a binge of ethanol (HFD -plus-binge ethanol)...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219158/-experimental-observation-on-the-histopathological-and-ultrastructural-pathology-of-great-gerbils-rhombomys-opimus-in-the-junggar-basin-by-subcutaneous-injecting-of-yersinia-pestis
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B Li, Rehemu Azhati, W W Meng, T Luo, B Li, Maituohuti Abulimiti, X H Wang, X Dai, Y J Zhang
Objective: To understand the histopathological and ultrastructural pathology changes of great gerbils in the Junggar Basin to Yersinia pestis infection. Methods: Forty captured great gerbils from the Junggar Basin that tested negative for anti-F1 antibodies were infected. The Y. pestis strain 2504, isolated from a live great gerbil in the natural plague foci of the Junggar Basin in 2005 with a median lethal dose (LD(50)) of <10 CFU/ml, was used in this study. Forty great gerbils were divided into seven infection groups and were subcutaneously infected with 7...
February 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214689/paeoniflorin-ameliorates-cholestasis-via-regulating-hepatic-transporters-and-suppressing-inflammation-in-anit-fed-rats
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Yanling Zhao, Xuan He, Xiao Ma, Jianxia Wen, Pengyan Li, Jiabo Wang, Ruisheng Li, Yun Zhu, Shizhang Wei, Haotian Li, Xuelin Zhou, Kun Li, Honghong Liu, Xiaohe Xiao
Paeoniflorin has shown the obvious effect on cholestasis according to our previous research. However, its mechanism has not been absolutely explored yet. This study aims at evaluating the potential effect of paeoniflorin on alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT) -induced cholestasis by inhibiting nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) and simultaneously regulating hepatocyte transporters. Cholestasis was induced by administration of ANIT. The effect of paeoniflorin on serum indices such as total bilirubin (TBIL), direct bilirubin (DBIL), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), γ-glutamyltranspeptidase (γ-GT), total bile acid (TBA) and histopathology of liver were determined...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212535/integration-of-the-cancer-related-inflammatory-response-as-a-stratifying-biomarker-of-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
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Jessica Howell, David J Pinato, Ramya Ramaswami, Tadaaki Arizumi, Carlotta Ferrari, Antonello Gibbin, Michela E Burlone, Giulia Guaschino, Pierluigi Toniutto, James Black, Laura Sellers, Masatoshi Kudo, Mario Pirisi, Rohini Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Response to sorafenib is highly variable in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Baseline inflammatory parameters and treatment toxicities may improve survival prediction in patients on sorafenib therapy. RESULTS: 442 patients with advanced stage HCC on sorafenib were recruited (follow-up 5096 person-months at risk). 88% had BCLC stage B or greater HCC and 72.3% had Child-Pugh A cirrhosis. On Cox multivariate regression, previously-treated HCC (HR 0...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202512/tumor-associated-neutrophils-and-macrophages-promote-gender-disparity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-zebrafish
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Chuan Yan, Qiqi Yang, Zhiyuan Gong
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurs more frequently and aggressively in men than women, but the mechanistic basis of this gender disparity is obscure. Chronic inflammation is a major etiological factor in HCC, so we investigated the role of cortisol in gender discrepancy in a zebrafish model of HCC. Inducible expression of oncogenic KrasV12 in hepatocytes of transgenic zebrafish resulted in accelerated liver tumor progression in males. These tumors were more heavily infiltrated with tumor-associated neutrophils (TAN) and macrophages (TAM) versus females, and they both showed pro-tumor gene expression and promoted tumor progression...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195876/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-model-for-acute-on-chronic-hepatitis-b-liver-failure
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Fangyuan Gao, Le Sun, Xieqiong Ye, Yao Liu, Huimin Liu, Mingfan Geng, Xiaoshu Li, Xue Yang, Yuxin Li, Rui Wang, Jialiang Chen, Gang Wan, Yuyong Jiang, Xianbo Wang
AIM: The CANONIC study proposed the Chronic Liver Failure Consortium acute-on-chronic liver failure (CLIF-C ACLF) prognostic model at the European Association for the Study of the Liver-CLIF diagnosis. This study aimed to develop and validate a prognostic model for predicting the short-term mortality of hepatitis B virus (HBV) ACLF as defined by the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 381 HBV ACLF patients and a prospective cohort of 192 patients were included in this study...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192190/%C3%AE-7-integrin-and-madcam-1-play-opposing-roles-during-the-development-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Hannah K Drescher, Angela Schippers, Thomas Clahsen, Hacer Sahin, Heidi Noels, Mathias Hornef, Norbert Wagner, Christian Trautwein, Konrad L Streetz, Daniela C Kroy
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in western countries. It is unclear how infiltrating leukocytes affect NASH-development. Hence our study aims to investigate the role of the homing/receptor-pair mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1 (MAdCAM-1)/β7-Integrin for immune cell recruitment and disease progression in a steatohepatitis model. METHODS: Constitutive β7-Integrin deficient (β7(-/-)) and MAdCAM-1 deficient (MAdCAM-1(-/-)) mice were fed high-fat-diet (HFD) for 26 weeks or methionine-choline-deficient-diet (MCD) for 4 weeks...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170202/autologous-neohep-derived-from-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-patients-blood-monocytes-by-upregulation-of-c-met-signaling
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Jashdeep Bhattacharjee, Barun Das, Disha Sharma, Preeti Sahay, Kshama Jain, Alaknanda Mishra, Srikanth Iyer, Puja Nagpal, Vinod Scaria, Perumal Nagarajan, Prakash Khanduri, Asok Mukhopadhyay, Pramod Upadhyay
In view of the escalating need for autologous cell-based therapy for treatment of liver diseases, a novel candidate has been explored in the present study. The monocytes isolated from hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) nucleic acid test (NAT)-positive (HNP) blood were differentiated to hepatocyte-like cells (NeoHep) in vitro by a two-step culture procedure. The excess neutrophils present in HNP blood were removed before setting up the culture. In the first step of culture, apoptotic cells were depleted and genes involved in hypoxia were induced, which was followed by the upregulation of genes involved in the c-MET signaling pathway in the second step...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169486/hepatic-vena-cava-syndrome-new-concept-of-pathogenesis
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Santosh Man Shrestha, Masayoshi Kage, Byung Boong Lee
Hepatic vena cava syndrome (HVCS) also known as membranous obstruction of inferior vena cava was considered a rare congenital disease and included under Budd Chiari syndrome. It is now recognized as a bacterial infection induced disease related to poor hygienic living condition. Localized thrombophlebitis of IVC at the site close to hepatic veins (HV) outlets is the initial lesion which converts on resolution into stenosis or complete obstruction, the circulatory equilibrium being maintained by development of cavo-caval collateral anastomosis...
February 7, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167322/-nlrp3-inflammasome-blockade-reduces-liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-nash-in-mice
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Auvro R Mridha, Alexander Wree, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew M Yeh, Casey D Johnson, Derrick M Van Rooyen, Fahrettin Haczeyni, Narci C-H Teoh, Christopher Savard, George N Ioannou, Seth L Masters, Kate Schroder, Matthew A Cooper, Ariel E Feldstein, Geoffrey C Farrell
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation occurs in NAFLD. We used the first small molecule NLRP3 inhibitor, MCC950, to test whether inflammasome blockade alters inflammatory recruitment and liver fibrosis in two murine models of steatohepatitis. METHODS: We fed foz/foz and wildtype (Wt) mice atherogenic diet 16 weeks, gavaged MCC950 or vehicle until 24 weeks, then determining NAFLD phenotype. In mice fed methionine/choline deficient (MCD) diet, we gavaged MCC950 or vehicle 6 weeks and determined effects on liver fibrosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161274/valproate-acid-vpa-induced-dysmetabolic-function-in-clinical-and-animal-studies
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Rong Li, Lisheng Liang, Xinmou Wu, Xianli Ma, Min Su
BACKGROUND: Valproate acid (VPA), a commonly used antiepileptic medicine, is found to be linked to developing dysmetabolic risk. However, the proposed mechanism remains completely unknown. METHODS: In this study, we collected data from patients with epilepsy and further investigated the preclinical study in mice. RESULTS: As results, the clinical data showed that VPA-used patients resulted in higher levels of blood glucose, urine acid, triglyceride (TG), and immune cells (leucocyte, neutrophil leucocyte) when compared to clinically diagnosed references, while circulating apolipoprotein A1 (Apob A1) and fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) were reduced without visible drug-induced liver injury (DILI)...
February 2, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157235/possible-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-enhanced-liver-injury-and-fibrogenesis-during-cholestasis-in-cytoglobin-deficient-mice
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Tuong Thi Van Thuy, Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Katsutoshi Yoshizato, Norifumi Kawada
This study clarified the role of Cygb, the fourth globin in mammals originally discovered in rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), in cholestatic liver disease. Bile duct ligation (BDL) augmented inflammatory reactions as revealed by increased infiltrating neutrophils, CD68(+)-macrophages, and chemokine expression in Cygb(-/-) mice. In these mice, impairment of bile canalicular indicated by the loss of CD10 expression, down-regulation of bile salt transporters, increased total bile acid, and massive apoptotic and necrotic hepatocytes occurred with the release of cytochrome c, activation of caspase 3, resulting in reduced animal survival compared to wild-type mice...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155861/preoperative-adjuvant-transarterial-chemoembolization-cannot-improve-the-long-term-outcome-of-radical-therapies-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lei Jianyong, Zhong Jinjing, Yan Lunan, Zhu Jingqiang, Wang Wentao, Zeng Yong, Li Bo, Wen Tianfu, Yang Jiaying
Combinations of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radical therapies (pretransplantation, resection and radiofrequency ablation) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been reported as controversial issues in recent years. A consecutive sample of 1560 patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage A/B HCC who underwent solitary Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), resection or liver transplantation (LT) or adjuvant pre-operative TACE were included. The 1-, 3- and 5-year overall survival rates and tumor-free survival rates were comparable between the solitary radical therapy group and TACE combined group in the whole group and in each of the subgroups (RFA, resection and LT) (P > 0...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150588/inhibition-of-kupffer-cell-functions-modulates-arsenic-intoxication-in-wistar-rats
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Oluyomi S Adeyemi, Ekong Meyakno, Musbau A Akanji
Study determined the influence of the inhibition of Kupffer cell functions by GdCl3 in arsenic intoxication. Twenty-four Wistar rats weighing between 150 and 160 g were randomly assigned into four groups. Group 1 received sodium arsenite (1.5 mg/kg b.w.) once a day, Group 2 received GdCl3 (2 mg/kg b.w.) once, 24 hours before commencing the arsenite (1.5 mg/kg b.w.) treatment. Group 3 received GdCl3 (2 mg/kg b.w.) once and subsequently given distilled water. Group 4 received distilled water only. The treatments were daily by oral gavage and lasted for 28 days...
February 2, 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150144/p-hydroxyacetophenone-suppresses-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-related-inflammation-in-nociceptive-and-inflammatory-animal-models
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Chang Ching-Wen, Chen Yun-Chieh, Lin Yu-Chin, Peng Wen-Huang
p-Hydroxyacetophenone (HAP) is a crucial chemical compound present in plants of the genus Artemisia, which are used in traditional therapies for treating jaundice, hepatitis, and inflammatory diseases. Nevertheless, the bioactivity of HAP remains to be identified in order to prove its importance in the plants of genus Artemisia. This study investigated the antioxidative, antinociceptive, and anti-inflammatory effects of HAP, and probed its possible molecular mechanisms. Our results revealed that HAP (80 mg/kg, intraperitoneally) in vivo reduced the acetic acid-induced writhing response and formalin-induced licking time...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147426/-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Ľubomír Skladaný, Silvia Kasová, Anna Purgelová, Natália Bystrianska, Svetlana Adamcová-Selčanová
AIM OF STUDY: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most frequent infectious complication of liver cirrhosis with serious consequences. Initially, SBP is always treated with empirical, not targeted, antibiotic therapy. Since a retrospective study performed in our department showed suboptimal effectiveness (only 40 %) of empirical antibiotic therapy in accordance with the EASL guidelines, a decision was made to change the protocol. The aims of this prospective study were to determine: (1) the incidence and characteristics of SBP in real clinical practice - in a liver unit of a tertiary hospital, (2) the effectiveness of new antibiotic therapy selected based on analysis of the spectrum of pathogens and their resistance to antibiotics as identified in a retrospective cohort study on SBP carried out in our department, (3) mortality, and to compare these findings with the literature data...
December 2016: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145400/molecular-detection-of-m-tuberculosis-and-m-bovis-and-hematological-and-biochemical-analyses-in-agricultural-sprayers-exposed-to-pesticides-a-cross-sectional-study-in-punjab-pakistan-during-2014-2016
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Saffora Riaz, Farkhanda Manzoor, Nasir Mahmood, Saman Shahid
We determined the correlation between a pesticide exposure, physical health and susceptibility toward tuberculosis along with hematological indices and liver enzymes' alterations in sprayers exposed to pesticides. Molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis was detected by targeting histone-like protein (hupB) gene. The WBC (white blood cells) and RBC (red blood cells) levels of male sprayers and non-sprayers were significantly different (P<0.05). In female spray workers, the WBC and neutrophils levels were significantly different as compared with non-sprayers...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143660/proteomics-based-analysis-of-lung-injury-induced-proteins-in-a-mouse-model-of-common-bile-duct-ligation
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Tomohisa Sakaue, Fumiaki Shikata, Kaho Utsunomiya, Shunya Fukae, Mie Kurata, Hirotomo Nakaoka, Mikio Okazaki, Yujiro Kawanishi, Ai Kojima, Shigeki Higashiyama, Hironori Izutani
BACKGROUND: Lung injury is a life-threatening complication in patients with liver dysfunction. We recently provided an experimental lung injury model in mouse with common bile duct ligation. In this study, we aimed to characterize the pathologic and biochemical features of lung tissues in common bile duct ligation mice using a proteomic approach. METHODS: Common bile ducts of BALB/c mice, 8 weeks of age, were ligated operatively. CD31-expressing pulmonary cells were sorted with immunomagnetic microbeads, and protein profiles were examined by 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis...
January 28, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143427/nomogram-prediction-of-individual-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Gang Wan, Fangyuan Gao, Jialiang Chen, Yuxin Li, Mingfan Geng, Le Sun, Yao Liu, Huimin Liu, Xue Yang, Rui Wang, Ying Feng, Xianbo Wang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to develop an effective nomogram capable of estimating the individual survival outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and compare the predictive accuracy and discriminative ability with other staging systems. METHODS: The nomogram was established based on a retrospective study of 661 patients newly diagnosed with HCC at the Beijing Ditan Hospital (Beijing, China), Capital Medical University, between October 2008 and July 2012...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cancer
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