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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502130/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-in-ascitic-fluid-of-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Naglaa El-Toukhy, Sherin M Emam
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a severe complication in cirrhotics with ascites. Monocyte chemotactic protien-1 (MCP-1) is a chemotactic factor for monocytes/macrophages, and it activates lymphocytes and neutrophils during infection. This study aimed to evaluate the role of MPC-1 in the pathogenesis of SBP and assess its prognostic value and correlation to disease severity. The study included ninety patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group I including 45 ascetic patients with SBP (polymorph nuclear cell count (PMN) >= 250 cell/mm3 in ascitic fluid), and Group II including 45 ascetic patients without SBP...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494541/-new-therapeutic-paradigm-and-concepts-for-patients-with-cirrhotic-refractory-ascites
#2
S Z Wang, H G Ding
The activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-vasopressin system is a key factor in the formation of ascites due to splanchnic vasodilation in cirrhosis. In theory, aldosterone antagonists, contraction of blood vessels, vasopressin V2 receptor, and angiotensin receptor antagonists are important targets for the prevention and treatment of cirrhotic ascites. The 15%-20% of patients with cirrhotic ascites that show no response to at least one week's treatment with potent diuretics (spironolactone 160 mg/d combined with furosemide 80 mg/d) are considered to have refractory ascites...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489830/-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-of-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-pulmonary-vascular-complications-hospitalized-at-the-instituto-nacional-de-salud-del-ni%C3%A3-o
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Alexis Jose Ormeño Julca, Carlos Melchor Alvarez Murillo, Pedro Miguel Amoretti Alvino, Angel Aladino Florian Florian, Rosa Aurora Castro Johanson, Maria Danisa Celi Perez, Olga Rocío Huamán Prado
The hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPHN) are distinct pulmonary vascular complications of portal hypertension (PHT) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular complications hospitalized at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients with HTP hospitalized from January 2012 to June 2013 and that during its evolution progressed with SHP or HTPP...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485641/characterization-of-ascites-in-cardiac-cirrhosis-the-value-of-ascitic-fluid-protein-to-screen-for-concurrent-cardiac-cirrhosis
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Yuchen Wang, Bashar M Attar, Seema Gandhi, Palashkumar Jaiswal, Sara Bedsore, Neethi Paranji, Sachit Sharma
Abstracts Objectives: Cardiogenic ascites has been well described regarding its pathophysiology and fluid characteristics in prior literatures. However, ascites in patients with cardiac cirrhosis has not been characterized as a separate entity despite its unique pathophysiology and clinical aspects. This study aims to describe the fluid profile of ascites of cardiac cirrhosis and explore the utility of ascitic fluid protein (AFP) to predict concurrent cardiac cirrhosis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively selected and reviewed samples from the patients with cardiogenic ascites with and without concurrent cardiac cirrhosis...
May 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484089/xenogeneic-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reduce-mortality-in-rats-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-complicated-by-sepsis
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Fan-Yen Lee, Kuan-Hung Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Pei-Hsun Sung, Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Sheng-Ying Chung, Yung-Lung Chen, Hung-I Lu, Sheung-Fat Ko, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that xenogeneic human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cell (HUCDMSC) therapy would improve survival rates in rats with acute respiratory distress-syndrome (ARDS, induction by 48 h inhalation of 100% oxygen) and sepsis-syndrome (SS, induction by cecal-ligation and puncture) (ARDS-SS). Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats were categorized into group 1 (sham-controls), group 2 (ARDS-SS), group 3 [ARDS-SS+HUCDMSC (1.2 x106 cells administered 1 h after SS-induction)], and group 4 [ARDS-SS+HUCDMSC (1...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471905/predictive-variables-for-abnormal-comprehensive-metabolic-panel-testing-and-potential-cost-savings-in-children-receiving-pediatric-emergency-department-care
#6
Matthew David Huckaby, Shayla Freeman, Christopher Thurmond, Matthew Cooper, Joseph D Losek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine variables predictive of abnormal comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) results in pediatric emergency department (PED) patients and the potential cost savings of a basic metabolic panel (BMP) versus a CMP. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study of children (<18 y) at an urban academic PED (annual census, 22,000). Clinical data included 12 clinical variables: right upper quadrant pain, overdose, emesis, liver disorder, malignancy, heart disease, bleeding disorder, jaundice, right upper quadrant tenderness, hepatomegaly, ascites/peripheral edema and shock, and the liver function test (LFT) results not in a BMP (alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, total protein, and albumin)...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468013/translating-our-current-understanding-of-ascites-management-into-new-therapies-for-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-fluid-retention
#7
Elisa Pose, Andres Cardenas
Ascites is the most common complication associated with cirrhosis resulting in poor quality of life, high risk of development of other complications of cirrhosis, increased morbidity and mortality associated with surgical interventions, and poor long-term outcome. Patients with cirrhosis and a first onset of ascites, have a probability of survival of 85% during the first year and 56% at 5 years without liver transplantation. Ascites is caused due to increased renal sodium retention as a result of increased activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in response to marked vasodilation of the splanchnic circulation...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439483/whipple-s-disease-manifested-as-recurrent-ascites
#8
Ali Aamar, Kamraan Madhani, Muhammad S Anwar, Prabhdeep Singh, Joel Garsten
Whipple's disease commonly presents as chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain. Ascites is an uncommon presentation of Whipple's disease. Here, we report a rare case of a 47-year-old male who presented with diarrhea and abdominal distention for three months. The physical examination was significant for ascites. Serum albumin was low and serum-to-ascites albumin gradient was < 1.1 g/dl. This suggested that ascites was less likely to be present due to portal hypertension. Enteroscopy showed erythematous duodenum and jejunum; biopsy was suggestive of periodic acid-Schiff stain (PAS) positive macrophages consistent with Whipple's disease...
March 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431566/the-prognostic-value-of-the-preoperative-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-in-ovarian-cancer
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Yubo Liu, Shengfu Chen, Chengyu Zheng, Miao Ding, Lan Zhang, Liangan Wang, Meiqing Xie, Jianhua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer. This study sought to investigate the association between the preoperative c-reactive protein/albumin ratio (CRP/Alb) and oncological outcomes in ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: Two hundred patients with histologically verified ovarian cancer between June 2006 and July 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Overall survival was evaluated by the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test...
April 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420840/successful-long-term-management-with-a-single-administration-of-tri-weekly-nab-paclitaxel-in-a-patient-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-with-peritoneal-dissemination
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Daisuke Matano, Toshikazu Moriwaki, Yoshitaka Tange, Yusuke Niisato, Masamichi Yamaura, Masaomi Nagase, Daisuke Suganuma, Kaoruko Takagi Taketa, Kentaro Iwai, Chiaki Enami, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Ichinosuke Hyodo
Nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab)-paclitaxel has shown promising activity in advanced gastric cancer treatment. We herein report a case of advanced gastric cancer involving long-term management with a single administration of nab-paclitaxel. A 71-year-old man diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer with malignant ascites was treated with nab-paclitaxel as a second-line chemotherapy. He refused treatment continuation because of various severe toxicities in the first treatment cycle; he was therefore followed-up without any further treatments...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418940/assessment-of-the-albumin-bilirubin-albi-grade-as-a-prognostic-indicator-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-radioembolization
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Bin Gui, Ashley A Weiner, John Nosher, Shou-En Lu, Gretchen M Foltz, Omar Hasan, Seung K Kim, Vyacheslav Gendel, Naganathan B Mani, Darren R Carpizo, Nael E Saad, Timothy J Kennedy, Darryl A Zuckerman, Jeffrey R Olsen, Parag J Parikh, Salma K Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: As the utility of Child-Pugh (C-P) class is limited by the subjectivity of ascites and encephalopathy, we evaluated a previously established objective method, the albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, as a prognosticator for yttrium-90 radioembolization (RE) treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 117 patients who received RE for HCC from 2 academic centers were reviewed and stratified by ALBI grade, C-P class, and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413670/glasgow-prognostic-score-predicts-prognosis-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#12
Qun-Xiong Pan, Zi-Jian Su, Jian-Hua Zhang, Chong-Ren Wang, Shao-Ying Ke
High Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with lung, ovarian, colorectal and renal cancer, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of GPS in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) undergoing partial hepatectomy. A total of 72 patients with pathologically confirmed ICC were classified according to their GPS scores assigned based on the preoperative levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392947/nuclear-imaging-to-detect-diaphragmatic-perforation-as-a-rare-complication-of-microwave-ablation
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Stephanie Cull, Gebran Khneizer, Abhishek Krishna, Razi Muzaffar, Sameer Gadani, Zafar Jamkhana
Acquired diaphragmatic perforation leading to massive hepatic hydrothorax and respiratory failure is a rare complication of microwave ablation (MWA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Imaging modalities to detect pleuroperitoneal communication remain poorly described. We report a nuclear imaging technique used to efficiently diagnose and locate diaphragmatic defects. A 57-year-old male with cirrhosis and HCC presented with respiratory distress after undergoing MWA of a HCC lesion. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for noninvasive positive pressure ventilator support...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384941/massive-ascites-and-pleural-effusion-in-preeclampsia
#14
Sezen Bozkurt Koseoglu, Ruya Deveer, Aysun Camuzcuoglu, Burcu Kasap, Hakan Camuzcuoglu
Preeclampsia is defined as new onset hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation and complicates approximately 2-8% of all pregnancies. Release of vasoconstrictive agents, endothelial damage, hyperpermeability of the capillaries and microangiopathic haemolysis involves the basic pathophysiology. It has variable clinical presentation. Here, we report a case of severe preeclampsia who developed postpartum massive ascites and pleural effusion. Primigravid patient was admitted to our clinic at 35 weeks of gestation with very high blood pressure...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364815/challenges-in-renal-failure-treatment-before-liver-transplant
#15
REVIEW
Fabrizio Fabrizi, Piergiorgio Messa
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with cirrhosis and ascites on the waiting list for liver transplant. Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is an important cause of AKI among cirrhotics. A dynamic definition of AKI in patients with cirrhosis has been introduced and changed the diagnosis criteria. Liver transplantation remains the better option but the medical management of HRS has changed. Terlipressin plus albumin is currently the gold standard. Surgery and liver or kidney support systems have been recommended...
May 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361122/risk-factors-for-intractable-ascites-after-adult-to-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation-using-left-lobe
#16
Shinichi Matsudaira, Yoichi Ishizaki, Jiro Yoshimoto, Noriko Fujiwara, Seiji Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Intractable ascites is one of the causes of graft loss after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using a small graft. Identification of factors associated with increasing posttransplant ascites has important implications for prevention and treatment. METHODS: All 59 consecutive adult patients who underwent left lobe LDLT without portal inflow modulation between October 2002 and February 2016 were prospectively enrolled. Factors associated with the average daily amount of ascites for 2 weeks after LDLT were assessed...
March 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350743/home-based-drainage-of-refractory-ascites-by-a-permanent-tunneled-peritoneal-catheter-can-safely-replace-large-volume-paracentesis
#17
Philipp Solbach, Christoph Höner Zu Siederdissen, Richard Taubert, Szilvia Ziegert, Kerstin Port, Andrea Schneider, Katja Hueper, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Elmar Jaeckel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Refractory ascites has a poor prognosis. Recurrent large-volume paracentesis is the current standard of care; however, it results in circulatory dysfunction and renal dysfunction, and hospitalization is commonly required. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement is not an option in a substantial number of patients because of contraindications. The placement of a tunneled peritoneal drainage catheter has been shown to be effective in patients with malignant ascites...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332060/risk-factors-for-postoperative-ascites-in-patients-undergoing-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Takahiro Yoshikawa, Takeo Nomi, Daisuke Hokuto, Satoshi Yasuda, Chihiro Kawaguchi, Takatsugu Yamada, Hiromichi Kanehiro, Yoshiyuki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ascites is a common complication after liver resection. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for ascites in patients after liver resection and the relationship between postoperative ascites and other complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data that were obtained from 266 patients who underwent liver resection for treating hepatocellular carcinoma between 2008 and 2015. Postoperative ascites was defined as a daily ascitic fluid drainage exceeding 500 mL on postoperative day 3 or later...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331804/infected-ascites-distinguishing-secondary-peritonitis-from-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-classic-symptoms
#19
Marvin Louis Roy Lu, Akanksha Agarwal, Josh Sloan, Aaron Kosmin
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis can be differentiated from secondary bacterial peritonitis by the absence of a surgically treatable intra-abdominal source of infection. However, oftentimes this is unapparent and other clinical clues need to be sought after to make the right diagnosis. CASE: A 64-year-old woman was admitted because of three days of worsening diffuse abdominal pain and distention. She was morbidly obese and had a history of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321276/phase-angle-obtained-by-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-independently-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#20
Giliane Belarmino, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Raquel S Torrinhas, Priscila Sala, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Rosa Maria R Pereira, Valéria F Caparbo, Graziela R Ravacci, Lucas Damiani, Steven B Heymsfield, Dan L Waitzberg
AIM: To evaluate the prognostic value of the phase angle (PA) obtained from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for mortality prediction in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: In total, 134 male cirrhotic patients prospectively completed clinical evaluations and nutritional assessment by BIA to obtain PAs during a 36-mo follow-up period. Mortality risk was analyzed by applying the PA cutoff point recently proposed as a malnutrition marker (PA ≤ 4.9°) in Kaplan-Meier curves and multivariate Cox regression models...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
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