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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213164/carvedilol-use-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-and-ascites
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Rohit Sinha, Khalida A Lockman, Nethmee Mallawaarachchi, Marcus Robertson, John N Plevris, Peter C Hayes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carvedilol, a non-selective beta-blocker (NSBB) with additional anti-alpha 1 receptor activity, is a potent portal hypotensive agent. It has been used as prophylaxis against variceal bleed. However, its safety in decompensated liver cirrhosis with ascites is still disputed. In this study, we examined whether long-term use of carvedilol in the presence of ascites is a risk factor for mortality. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective analysis of 325 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites presenting to our Liver Unit between 1(st) of January 2009 to 31(st) August 2012...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195341/left-ventricular-systolic-function-is-associated-to-sympathetic-nervous-activity-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-cirrhosis
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Raquel Yotti, Cristina Ripoll, Yolanda Benito, Maria Vega Catalina, Jaime Elízaga, Diego Rincón, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Javier Bermejo, Rafael Bañares
: An accurate evaluation of cardiac function in patients with cirrhosis remains a challenge. We used robust echocardiographic indices to characterize LV systolic function and its relationship to activation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and inflammation in 59 patients cirrhosis and 59 age-matched controls. Aditionally, in eleven patients we withdrew betablockers and diuretics and used phenylephrine and albumin infusion to evaluate the response to acute afterload and preload changes (interventional substudy)...
February 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185616/tuberculous-peritonitis
#3
Urvashi Vaid, Gregory C Kane
Tuberculous peritonitis is rare in the United States but continues to be reported to occur in certain high-risk populations, which include patients with AIDS or cirrhosis, patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, recent immigrants from areas of high endemicity, and those who are immunosuppressed. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high clinical index of suspicion and should be considered in the differential of ascites with a lymphocyte predominance and serum-ascitic albumin gradient of <1...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153735/nickel-ii-diacetyl-monoxime-2-pyridyl-hydrazone-complex-can-inhibit-ehrlich-solid-tumor-growth-in-mice-a-potential-new-antitumor-drug
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Entsar A Saad, Mohamed M Hassanien, Faten W El-Lban
The chief chemotherapeutic drug, cisplatin had common bad effects such as nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity and bone marrow depression. This led us to develop a new potential anticancer drug based on nickel metal ion that may be less toxic. Nickel(II) diacetyl monoxime-2-pyridyl hydrazone complex cytoprotective effect, superoxide dismutase (SOD)-like activity and anticancer activities were studied. In vitro, the complex showed SOD-like activity of 86.62%. It was capable to kill 90.2% of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) cells and to protect 92...
March 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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/28143894/analysis-of-glycero-lysophospholipids-in-gastric-cancerous-ascites
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Shigenobu Emoto, Makoto Kurano, Kuniyuki Kano, Keisuke Matsusaki, Hiroharu Yamashita, Masako Nishikawa, Koji Igarashi, Hitoshi Ikeda, Junken Aoki, Joji Kitayama, Yutaka Yatomi
Lysophosphatidic acid (LysoPA) has been proposed to be involved in the pathogenesis of various cancers. Moreover, glycero-lysophospholipids other than LysoPA are now emerging as novel lipid mediators. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate the possible involvement of glycero-lysophospholipids in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer by measuring glycero-LPLs, autotaxin, and phosphatidylserine-specific phospholipase A1 (PS-PLA1) in ascites obtained from patients with gastric cancer and those with cirrhosis (as a control)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134306/bacterial-translocation-aggravates-ccl4-induced-liver-cirrhosis-by-regulating-cd4-t-cells-in-rats
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Haiyan Shi, Longxian Lv, Hongcui Cao, Haifeng Lu, Ning Zhou, Jiezuan Yang, Haiyin Jiang, Huihui Dong, Xinjun Hu, Wei Yu, Xiawei Jiang, Beiwen Zheng, Lanjuan Li
Bacterial translocation (BT) is thought to play an important role in the development of liver cirrhosis, but the mechanisms have not been fully explored. This study aims to investigate the distribution of Treg (CD3(+)CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+)), Th17 (CD3(+)CD4(+)IL-17(+)), and Th1 (CD3(+)CD4(+)IFN-γ(+)) cells in the intestinal lamina propria, liver and blood and to explore their relationships with BT. Cirrhotic rats with ascites were induced by CCl4. We found that there were lower levels of total protein and albumin, lower albumin/globulin ratio, lower body weight and higher spleen weight and ascites volume in cirrhotic rats with than without BT...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123730/pseudocirrhosis-caused-by-regorafenib-in-an-advanced-rectal-cancer-patient-with-multiple-liver-metastases
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Kensuke Kumamoto, Shungo Endo, Noriyuki Isohata, Azuma Nirei, Daiki Nemoto, Kenichi Utano, Takuro Saito, Kazutomo Togashi
A 70-year-old man who was diagnosed with unresectable advanced rectal cancer with multiple liver metastases, received oxaliplatin-based treatment with bevacizumab as first-line chemotherapy and irinotecan-based treatment with bevacizumab as second-line chemotherapy for a total of 17 months. The patient was treated with regorafenib (160 mg/day for 3 weeks) as third-line chemotherapy. Following completion of one course of regorafenib treatment, the patient complained of abdominal distension. Computed tomography (CT) examination identified liver atrophy and massive ascites, while no such symptoms were observed prior to the regorafenib treatment...
January 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119865/predictors-of-morbidity-and-mortality-after-surgery-for-intestinal-perforation
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Rumi Shin, Sang Mok Lee, Beonghoon Sohn, Dong Woon Lee, Inho Song, Young Jun Chai, Hae Won Lee, Hye Seong Ahn, In Mok Jung, Jung Kee Chung, Seung Chul Heo
PURPOSE: An intestinal perforation is a rare condition, but has a high mortality rate, even after immediate surgical intervention. The clinical predictors of postoperative morbidity and mortality are still not well established, so this study attempted to identify risk factors for postoperative morbidity and mortality after surgery for an intestinal perforation. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 117 patients who underwent surgery for an intestinal perforation at a single institution in Korea from November 2008 to June 2014...
December 2016: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118177/home-based-drainage-of-refractory-ascites-by-a-permanent-tunneled-peritoneal-catheter-can-safely-replace-large-volume-paracentesis
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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...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115014/effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-small-intestinal-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis
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Fengchun Lu, Feng Wang, Zhiyao Chen, Heguang Huang
BACKGROUND: Acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) is often complicated by multiple organ failure. The small intestine is frequently damaged during ANP. Capillary leakage in multiple organs during ANP is one of the most important causes of multiple organ dysfunction. Damage to the capillary endothelial barrier and impaired water transportation could lead to capillary leakage in ANP. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into a control group, the ANP group, the culture media-treated group, or the bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell (BMSC)-treated group (30 rats in each group)...
January 23, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107282/early-posthepatoportoenterostomy-predictors-of-native-liver-survival-in-biliary-atresia
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Scott Nightingale, Michael O Stormon, Edward V O'Loughlin, Albert Shun, Gordon Thomas, Eric I Benchimol, Andrew S Day, Susan Adams, Edward Shi, Chee Y Ooi, Binita M Kamath, Annie Fecteau, Jacob C Langer, Eve A Roberts, Simon C Ling, Vicky L Ng
OBJECTIVES: Most infants with biliary atresia (BA) require liver transplantation (LT) after hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE), including those who initially clear jaundice. The aim of the present study was to identify clinical and routine laboratory factors in infants with BA post-HPE that predict native liver survival at 2 years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 217 patients with BA undergoing HPE in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, Canada between January 1986 and July 2009...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102814/successful-induction-of-peritoneal-dialysis-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-patient-with-massive-hydrothorax-due-to%C3%A2-pleuroperitoneal-communication%C3%A2
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Takahiro Uchida, Yuji Yamada, Toshihiko Imakiire, Naoki Oshima, Hiroo Kumagai
A 74-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who had complained of chronic abdominal distension due to prominent ascites presented with sudden dyspnea. Chest radiography showed massive right pleural effusion that shifted the mediastinum. Peritoneal scintigraphy using 99mTc-macroaggregated albumin revealed pleuroperitoneal communication (PPC). As her hydrothorax was refractory and frequent thoracentesis did not improve her respiratory distress, thoracoscopic surgery was performed for repair of the diaphragm defect...
January 19, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051803/observational-cohort-study-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips
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Michaela Routhu, Vaclav Safka, Sunil Kumar Routhu, Tomas Fejfar, Vaclav Jirkovsky, Antonin Krajina, Eva Cermakova, Ladislav Hosak, Petr Hulek
: Introduction and Aim: Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a common complication of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS). It is associated with a reduced quality of life and poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to compare two groups of patients who did and did not develop overt HE after TIPS. We looked for differences between these groups before TIPS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A study of 895 patients was conducted based on a retrospective analysis of clinical data...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957245/can-platelet-count-spleen-diameter-ratio-be-used-for-cirrhotic-children-to-predict-esophageal-varices
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Oya Balci Sezer, Deniz Çelik, Nihal Tutar, Figen Özçay
AIM: To determine the laboratory and radiologic parameters, including the platelet count (PC)-to-spleen diameter (SD) ratio as a non-invasive marker that may predict the presence of esophageal varices (EV) in children with cirrhosis. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients with cirrhosis, but without a history of variceal bleeding were prospectively included. The children were grouped into 6-12 and 12-18 years of age groups. These groups were also divided into 2 sub-groups (presence and absence of EV)...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920641/severe-de-novo-hepatitis-b-recovered-from-late-onset-liver-insufficiency-with-prolonged-ascites-and-hypoalbuminemia-due-to-hepatitis-b-virus-genotype-bj-with-precore-mutation
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Akira Sato, Toshiya Ishii, Fumiaki Sano, Takayuki Yamada, Hideaki Takahashi, Nobuyuki Matsumoto
De novo hepatitis B is associated with a high risk of hepatic failure often resulting in fatal fulminant hepatitis even when nucleotide analogues are administered. A 77-year-old female developed de novo hepatitis B after R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone) treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) isolated from the patient was of genotype Bj, with a precore mutation (G1896A) exhibiting an extremely high viral load at the onset of hepatitis...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917793/high-dose-oral-furosemide-with-salt-ingestion-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-ascites-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Tolga Yakar, Mehmet Demir, Ozlem Dogan, Alper Parlakgumus, Birol Ozer, Ender Serin
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of high-dose furosemide+salt orally by comparing HSS+ furosemide (i.v.) and repeated paracentesis in patients with RA. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 78 cirrhotic patients with RA, randomized into three groups: Group A (n= 25) i.v. furosemide (200-300 mg bid) and 3% hypotonic saline solution (HSS) (once or twice a day); Group B (n= 26) oral furosemide tablets (360-520 mg bid) and salt (2...
1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888621/intraperitoneal-ziv-aflibercept-effectively-manages-refractory-ascites-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#18
Chieh-Sheng Lu, Jen-Kou Lin, Wei-Shone Chen, Tzu-Chen Lin, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Shung-Haur Yang, Huann-Sheng Wang, Shih-Ching Chang, Yuan-Tzu Lan, Chun-Chi Lin, Hung-Hsin Lin, Hao-Wei Teng
Ascites related to metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) reduces patient survival and quality of life, and systemic chemotherapy is largely ineffective for managing ascites. Here, we examined the clinical efficacy of intraperitoneal (IP) ziv-aflibercept for managing refractory ascites in 15 mCRC patients who did not respond to standard chemotherapy. Fifty or 100 mg of ziv-aflibercept in 100 mL of saline solution were infused through a pigtail catheter and retained for 24 h. When the ascites drainage volumes were subsequently monitored, 73...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852657/kwashiorkor-an-unexpected-complication-to-anorexia-nervosa
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Camilla Viola Buskbjerg Palm, Jacob Stampe Frølich, Lena Sønder Snogdal, René Klinkby Støving
We present the case of a woman aged 48 years, diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (AN) at the age of 12. She was admitted to a highly specialised eating disorder facility with distended abdomen, muscular atrophy, ulcerative dermatitis, electrolyte derangements and low serum albumin. Her weight was 53.1 kg, corresponding to a body mass index (BMI) of 17.9 kg/m(2) After initial stabilisation, a therapeutic ascites puncture relieved the patient from 6500 mL of ascites. After 6 weeks of nutritional and diuretic treatment, the patient was discharged with a weight of 46...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819640/mature-teratoma-associated-with-bilateral-ovarian-carcinosarcoma-accidental-association-or-etiopathogenetic-determinism-case-report
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Rodica Birla, Elena-Roxana Catanescu, Andrei Caragui, Silviu Constantinoiu
Carcinosarcoma is a rare form of ovarian cancer with mixed origin, and its association with mature teratoma is extremely rare. We present the case of patient T. M. aged 67, admitted into our clinic on the 15/05/2016, F.O. 4877 for the increase of the abdominal volume. On admission, the patient was afebrile, conscious, cooperative, cardio-respiratory balanced, having the abdomen distended in volume, sharp dullness in the flanks, positive wave sign bioumoral within normal limits except: uric acid = 6.64 mg / dL, serum glucose = 113...
2016: Chirurgia
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