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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043000/effect-of-entecavir-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-compensated-and-decompensated-cirrhosis
#1
Xiao-Dong Gai, Wei-Feng Wu
Chronic hepatitis B virus (CHB) infection is a burden on global healthcare and is associated with a higher risk of serious sequelae, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The clinical application of entecavir as a treatment for CHB has produced positive outcomes, and so is an attractive form of pharmacological therapy. However, little data exists comparing the safety and efficacy of entecavir for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related compensated, and decompensated cirrhosis, respectively...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041907/detection-of-bacterial-dna-by-in-situ-hybridization-in-patients-with-decompensated-liver-cirrhosis
#2
Shingo Usui, Hirotoshi Ebinuma, Po-Sung Chu, Nobuhiro Nakamoto, Yoshiyuki Yamagishi, Hidetsugu Saito, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is often difficult to diagnose because bacteria in ascites cannot be detected accurately by conventional culture. In situ hybridization (ISH) was previously developed for rapid detection of genes from bacteria phagocytized by neutrophils. SBP may develop after bacteria enter into the systemic circulation following bacterial translocation. Therefore, we performed ISH to identify bacteria in blood samples collected from patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis (LC)...
October 17, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027398/nutritional-status-cachexia-and-anorexia-in-women-with-peritoneal-metastasis-and-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-longitudinal-analysis
#3
Ziad Hilal, Günther A Rezniczek, Robert Klenke, Askin Dogan, Clemens B Tempfer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the nutritional status of women with peritoneal metastasis (PM) from recurrent ovarian, fallopian, or peritoneal cancer and to assess longitudinal variations of the cachexia-anorexia syndrome (CAS) during palliative pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC). METHODS: Nutritional assessment included body mass index (BMI), bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and blood chemistry. CAS presence/absence was recorded before and during repeated cycles (1-11) of PIPAC...
November 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025385/the-impact-of-preoperative-variables-on-intraoperative-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-during-orthotopic-liver-transplant
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Mohammad Hossein Eghbal, Kazem Samadi, Mohammad Bagher Khosravi, Mohammad Ali Sahmeddini, Sina Ghaffaripoor, Mohammad Ghorbani, Sakineh Shokrizadeh
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant traditionally and potentially is associated with the risk of massive blood loss and transfusion, which can adversely affect transplant outcomes. Many variables influence the amount of bleeding, and these can be categorized as patient related, surgery related, and graft related. We aimed to assess the effects of these variables on the amount of bleeding and transfusion during liver transplant; predicting the risk of massive blood loss can help transplant teams to select and manage patients more effectively...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023961/clinical-significance-of-small-bowel-villous-edema-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-capsule-endoscopy-study
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Ichiro Otani, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Akiyoshi Tsuboi, Sayoko Kunihara, Yuko Nagaoki, Hiroshi Aikata, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The relationship between the presence of villous edema (VE) in portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE) and clinical factors remains unclear. The aim of this study was to reveal the clinical factors related to VE in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC), and investigate the clinical significance of VE. METHODS: Between February 2009 and September 2016, 363 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis underwent capsule endoscopy (CE) for diagnosing PHE at Hiroshima University Hospital...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994887/hepatic-hydrothorax-about-a-hospital-serie-of-63-cases
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Leila Mouelhi, Oussama Daboussi, Nadia Cheffi, Kaouther El Jery, Yosra Said, Sana Khedher, Mohamed Salem, Radhouane Dabbèche, Fatma Houissa, Taoufik Najjar
BACKGROUND: Hepatic hydrothorax is a less common complication of cirrhosis with an estimated prevalence of 10- 15%. In the vast majority of cases, ascites are also present but significant pleural effusion may develop in patients without ascites. Hepatic hydrothorax is associated with cirrhosis whatever its etiology. The prognosis of hepatic hydrothorax remains unclear and is closely related to available therapeutic options. The aim of our study is to determine the prevalence of hydrothorax in cirrhotic patients, detail its clinical and therapeutic characteristics, and study the evolutive profile of cirrhotic patients with hydrothorax by comparing it to those without hydrothorax...
December 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953318/terlipressin-versus-other-vasoactive-drugs-for-hepatorenal-syndrome
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REVIEW
Mads Israelsen, Aleksander Krag, Andrew S Allegretti, Manol Jovani, Alison H Goldin, Rachel W Winter, Lise Lotte Gluud
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome is defined as severe renal failure occurring in people with cirrhosis and ascites. Systematic reviews of randomised clinical trials found that, compared with placebo, terlipressin may reduce mortality and improve renal function in people with hepatorenal syndrome, but we need current evidence from systematic reviews on the benefits and harms of terlipressin versus other vasoactive drugs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of terlipressin versus other vasoactive drugs for people with hepatorenal syndrome...
September 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916401/cart-cell-free-and-concentrated-ascites-reinfusion-therapy-against-malignancy-related-ascites
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REVIEW
Tetsuya Ito, Norio Hanafusa
A standard strategy against ascites, a common symptom observed in cirrhotic and cancer patients, includes restriction of sodium intake and use of a diuretic. Paracentesis is a widely applied method against refractory ascites that do not react to such treatment. However, emerging fatigue and hemodynamic instability are possibly attributable to a loss of protein included in ascites. Cell-free and Concentrated Ascites Reinfusion Therapy (CART) is also applied against refractory ascites. CART comprises three processes...
August 30, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902040/long-term-rifaximin-therapy-as-a-primary-prevention-of-hepatorenal-syndrome
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El-Sayed Ibrahim, Ayman Alsebaey, Hassan Zaghla, Sabry Moawad Abdelmageed, Khalid Gameel, Eman Abdelsameea
BACKGROUND: Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a severe complication of liver cirrhosis, with poor survival. Rifaximin is a gut-selective broad-spectrum antibiotic. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of rifaximin as a primary prevention of HRS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites were enrolled. They were randomized into two groups: control (n=40) and rifaximin group (n=40). Baseline liver function tests, renal function tests, complete blood count, international normalized ratio, urine analysis, and abdominal ultrasonography were carried out...
November 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895701/management-of-cirrhotic-ascites-in-children-review-and-recommendations-part-2-electrolyte-disturbances-nonelectrolyte-disturbances-therapeutic-options
#10
David F Bes, M Cristina Fernández, Ivone Malla, Horacio A Repetto, Daniel Buamscha, Susana López, Roxana Martinitto, Miriam Cuarterolo, Fernando Alvarez
Ascites is a major complication of cirrhosis. There are several evidence-based articles and guidelines for the management of adults, but few data have been published in relation to children. In the case of a pediatric patient with cirrhotic ascites (PPCA), the following questions are raised: How are the clinical assessment and ancillary tests performed? When is ascites considered refractory? How is it treated? Should fresh plasma and platelets be infused before abdominal paracentesis to prevent bleeding? What are the hospitalization criteria? What are the indicated treatments? What complications can patients develop? When and how should hyponatremia be treated? What are the diagnostic criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? How is it treated? What is hepatorenal syndrome? How is it treated? When should albumin be infused? When should fluid intake be restricted? The recommendations made here are based on pathophysiology and suggest the preferred approach to diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, and preventive care...
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875365/the-preoperative-albumin-level-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-optimally-debulked-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Ali Ayhan, Emre Günakan, İrem Alyazıcı, Nihan Haberal, Özden Altundağ, Polat Dursun
PURPOSE: A low albumin level has been reported to be a prognostic factor for various cancers. The aim of this study was to determine the association between preoperative serum albumin level and survival in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: Records of 337 patients with EOC that underwent optimal cytoreductive surgery were retrospectively reviewed. Threshold albumin level was planned as 32.5 g L(-1) due to the statistical analyses. RESULTS: Mean overall survival was 51...
September 5, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869958/management-of-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report-from-lao-pdr
#12
Phanekham Souvannamethy
We report the case of a 23-year-old woman with a 2-week history of swelling around the eyes and both legs, and generalized body swelling. She had a history of chronic constipation and poor diet but no fever, recent illnesses, or hematuria. Examination revealed bilateral pedal edema and mild ascites. Laboratory investigations showed low hemoglobin 79 g/L, low mean corpuscular volume 53 fL, thrombocytosis 973 × 109/L, and marked hypochromia and microcytosis, with low iron and ferritin. She had hypoalbuminemia and reduced serum protein (albumin 1...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865518/radiation-induced-liver-toxicity
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REVIEW
Pablo Munoz-Schuffenegger, Sylvia Ng, Laura A Dawson
The advent of highly conformal radiation therapy (RT) has defined a new role for RT in the treatment of both primary and metastatic liver cancer. Despite major advances in how RT is delivered, radiation-induced liver disease (RILD) remains a concern. Classic RILD, characterized by anicteric ascites and hepatomegaly, is unlikely to occur if treating to doses of ≤30Gy in 2Gy per fraction in patients with baseline Child-Pugh A liver function. On the other hand, nonclassic RILD is a spectrum of liver toxicity, including a general decline in liver function and elevation of liver enzymes...
October 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864370/pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-and-troponin-t-hypersensitivity-levels-correlate-with-the-severity-of-liver-dysfunction-in-liver-cirrhosis
#14
Jiancheng Zhao, Sai Li, Linan Ren, Xiaozhong Guo, Xingshun Qi
BACKGROUND: Increased pro-brain natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP) or troponin T-hypersensitivity (TnT-HSST) levels are common in liver cirrhosis. We conducted a retrospective observational study aimed to evaluate the correlation of pro-BNP and TnT-HSST levels with the clinical characteristics, laboratory data and in-hospital outcomes of patients with liver cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected cirrhotic patients admitted to our hospital between January 2011 and June 2014...
August 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839517/serum-cholinesterase-a-predictive-biomarker-of-hepatic-reserves-in-chronic-hepatitis-d
#15
Minaam Abbas, Zaigham Abbas
AIM: To determine the predictive performance of cholinesterase compared to existing prognostic models in evaluating liver function in patients with chronic hepatitis D. METHODS: In an observational, cross-sectional and retrospective study, consecutive patients with hepatitis D cirrhosis were evaluated. Demographic, clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded. Serum cholinesterase levels were correlated with existing scoring models for chronic liver disease and Liver function tests...
August 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836115/management-of-ascites-and-hepatorenal-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Salvatore Piano, Marta Tonon, Paolo Angeli
Ascites represents the most common decompensating event in patients with liver cirrhosis. The appearance of ascites is strongly related to portal hypertension, which leads to splanchnic arterial vasodilation, reduction of the effective circulating volume, activation of endogenous vasoconstrictor systems, and avid sodium and water retention in the kidneys. Bacterial translocation further worsens hemodynamic alterations of patients with cirrhosis and ascites. The first-line treatment of uncomplicated ascites is a moderate sodium-restricted diet combined with diuretic treatment...
August 23, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817087/the-preparation-and-identification-of-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-domoic-acid-and-establishment-of-detection-by-indirect-competitive-elisa
#17
Abdullah F U H Saeed, Sumei Ling, Jun Yuan, Shihua Wang
Domoic acid (DA) is a potent toxin, marine biotoxin, and primarily produced by Pseudo-nitzschia. The DA hapten was coupled with bovine serum albumin (BSA), and ovalbumin (OVA) as carrier proteins. DA-BSA conjugate was used as immunogen and DA-OVA as coating antigen. Cell fusion between spleen cells and sp2/0 myeloma cells developed 1C3 hybridoma clone producing 1C3 monoclonal antibody (mAb). Hybridoma was injected into the mice to produce ascites, and further purified by caprylic acid/ammonium sulfate method...
August 17, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763855/-pathophysiological-basis-of-portal-hypertension-and-the-new-concept-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#18
J B Wang
Recently, the International Club of Ascites (ICA) has developed a new expert consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with liver cirrhosis, which reflects the new concept of AKI management in patients with liver cirrhosis. This consensus emphasizes the increase in the absolute value of serum creatinine (SCr) and establishes a new staging system for AKI, which may help to evaluate disease progression and recovery. In addition, the new management concept also emphasizes that when AKI progresses to stage 2/3 or still progresses after comprehensive treatment, a diagnosis can be made and vasoconstrictors and albumin can be used as long as the patient meets the other diagnostic criteria for hepatorenal syndrome, regardless of SCr level...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737869/management-of-cirrhotic-ascites-in-children-review-and-recommendations-part-1-pathophysiology-diagnostic-evaluation-hospitalization-criteria-treatment-nutritional-management
#19
REVIEW
David F Bes, M Cristina Fernández, Ivone Malla, Horacio A Repetto, Daniel Buamsch, Susana López, Roxana Martinitto, Miriam Cuarterolo, Fernando Álvarez
Ascites is a major complication of cirrhosis. There are several evidence-based articles and guidelines for the management of adults, but few data have been published in relation to children. In the case of pediatric patients with cirrhotic ascites (PPCA), the following questions are raised: How are the clinical assessment and ancillary tests performed? When is ascites considered refractory? How is it treated? Should fresh plasma and platelets be infused before abdominal paracentesis to prevent bleeding? What are the hospitalization criteria? What are the indicated treatments? What complications can patients develop? When and how should hyponatremia be treated? What are the diagnostic criteria for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis? How is it treated? What is hepatorenal syndrome? How is it treated? When should albumin be infused? When should fluid intake be restricted? The recommendations made here are based on pathophysiology and suggest the preferred approach to its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects, and preventive care...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730779/a-comparative-study-on-postoperative-mortality-prediction-of-sfli-scoring-system-and-child-pugh-classification-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Jun Zheng, Rong-Chun Xing, Wei-Hong Zheng, Wei Liu, Ru-Cheng Yao, Xiao-Song Li, Jian-Ping Du, Lin Li
PURPOSE: In our previous study, we have established the clinical significance of the SFLI (scoring formula of liver injury), the purpose of this study was to compare the SFLI system and the Child-Pugh grading system in the prediction of postoperative mortality in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: 114 patients with HCC who underwent surgical treatment were enrolled. According to the requirement of the indicators for the Child-Pugh classification, various indices (including albumin [ALB], total bilirubin [TBIL], prothrombin time [PT], ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy) were considered in these patients before surgery, and then Child-Pugh grading was performed...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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