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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338110/frequency-of-the-ugt1a1-28-polymorphism-in-a-romanian-cohort-of-gilbert-syndrome-individuals
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Viorica E Radoi, Radu I Ursu, Elena Poenaru, Cosmin Arsene, Camil L Bohiltea, Roxana Bohiltea
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gilbert syndrome (GS) is characterized by unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia without liver disease or overt hemolysis and it is found in 3-10% of the general population. Inherited hyperbilirubinaemia is attributable to a reduced UGT1A1 activity. The UGT1A1 promoter (TA) repeats variants are documented of being involved in abnormally elevated bilirubin levels. The aim of the present study is to analyze the impact of UGT1A1 promoter variants on bilirubin levels in Romanian patients clinically supected with GS...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337284/hepatoprotective-effects-of-gentianella-turkestanerum-extracts-on-acute-liver-injury-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mice
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Jianghua Yang, Dandan Zhu, Bowei Ju, Xiangying Jiang, Junping Hu
Objective: To investigate the contents of secoiridoid compounds (i.e. sweroside, swertiamarin and gentiopicrin) from Gentianella turkestanerum extracts, and the potential effects of G. turkestanerum extracts against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced liver injury in mice. Methods: The contents of swertiamarin, gentiopicroside and sweroside from different G. turkestanerum extracts were determined with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). CCl4 was used to induce acute liver injury in mice. The serum aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), total protein (TP), total bilirubin (TB), superoxide dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione transferase (GSH) and catalase (CAT) were measured...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336172/curcuma-longa-linn-extract-and-curcumin-protect-cyp-2e1-enzymatic-activity-against-mercuric-chloride-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-a-protective-approach
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Deepmala Joshi, Deepak Kumar Mittal, Sangeeta Shukla, Sunil Kumar Srivastav, Vaibhav A Dixit
The present investigation has been conducted to evaluate the therapeutic potential of Curcuma longa (200mgkg(-1), po) and curcumin (80mgkg(-1), po) for their hepatoprotective efficacy against mercuric chloride (HgCl2: 12μmolkg(-1), ip; once only) hepatotoxicity. The HgCl2 administration altered various biochemical parameters, including transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, bilirubin, gamma-glutamyl transferase, triglycerides and cholesterol contents with a concomitant decline in protein and albumin concentration in serum which were restored towards control by therapy of Curcuma longa or curcumin...
March 20, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335416/supplementation-with-phycocyanobilin-citrulline-taurine-and-supranutritional-doses-of-folic-acid-and-biotin-potential-for-preventing-or-slowing-the-progression-of-diabetic-complications
#4
Mark F McCarty
Oxidative stress, the resulting uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and loss of nitric oxide (NO) bioactivity, are key mediators of the vascular and microvascular complications of diabetes. Much of this oxidative stress arises from up-regulated nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase activity. Phycocyanobilin (PhyCB), the light-harvesting chromophore in edible cyanobacteria such as spirulina, is a biliverdin derivative that shares the ability of free bilirubin to inhibit certain isoforms of NADPH oxidase...
March 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333690/diagnosis-and-evaluation-of-hyperbilirubinemia
#5
Jeremy I Sullivan, Don C Rockey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Jaundice, the physical finding associated with hyperbilirubinemia, results when the liver is unable to properly metabolize or excrete bilirubin. The purpose of this review is to examine some of the most common causes of jaundice in adults, provide insight into the diagnostic evaluation of jaundice, and review information on the outcomes of patients with jaundice. RECENT FINDINGS: An elevated level of bilirubin almost always indicates the presence of an underlying disease state...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332583/hierarchical-meso-macro-porous-carbon-fabricated-from-dual-mgo-templates-for-direct-electron-transfer-enzymatic-electrodes
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Hiroto Funabashi, Satoshi Takeuchi, Seiya Tsujimura
We designed a three-dimensional (3D) hierarchical pore structure to improve the current production efficiency and stability of direct electron transfer-type biocathodes. The 3D hierarchical electrode structure was fabricated using a MgO-templated porous carbon framework produced from two MgO templates with sizes of 40 and 150 nm. The results revealed that the optimal pore composition for a bilirubin oxidase-catalysed oxygen reduction cathode was a mixture of 33% macropores and 67% mesopores (MgOC33). The macropores improve mass transfer inside the carbon material, and the mesopores improve the electron transfer efficiency of the enzyme by surrounding the enzyme with carbon...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331420/serum-procalcitonin-in-patients-with-acute-liver-failure
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Takaaki Sugihara, Masahiko Koda, Toshiaki Okamoto, Kenichi Miyoshi, Tomomitsu Matono, Kenji Oyama, Keiko Hosho, Jun-Ichi Okano, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a known diagnostic marker of bacterial infection. There are no previous reports of PCT concerning acute liver failure (ALF). We evaluated the clinical value of serum PCT levels in patients with ALF. METHODS: Forty-four patients with acute hepatitis (19 men and 25 women; median age, 40 years; range, 20-79 years) were retrospectively enrolled from January 2001 and June 2015. PCT levels were measured by saved serum samples obtained within 3 days after admission...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331337/serum-liver-enzymes-serve-as-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Chenyue Zhang, Haiyong Wang, Zhouyu Ning, Litao Xu, Liping Zhuang, Peng Wang, Zhiqiang Meng
OBJECTIVE: Liver functions, reflective of the overall status of the host, have been reported to be important factors affecting the prognosis in many types of cancers. In this study, we explored the influences of liver enzymes albumin (ALB), globulin (GELO), total protein (TP), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), total bilirubin (TBIL), direct bilirubin (DBIL), gamma glutamyltranspeptidase (GGT), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) on the overall survival (OS) in a number of 173 patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330440/prevalence-and-predictors-of-intra-abdominal-hypertension-and-compartment-syndrome-in-surgical-patients-in-critical-care-units-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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A Muturi, P Ndaguatha, Daniel Ojuka, A Kibet
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) affects almost every organ sytem.If it is not detected early and corrected, mortality would be high. The prevalence of IAH and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) critical care units is not known. The aim of this sudy was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with development of IAH/ACS among critically ill surgical patients. METHODS: This was a cross sectional descriptive study involving surgical patients in critical care units at KNH, carried out from March 2015 to October 2015...
March 23, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328804/liver-function-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficient-individuals-at-37-to-40-years-of-age
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Behrouz Mostafavi, Sandra Diaz, Hanan A Tanash, Eeva Piitulainen
Severe alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency (PiZZ) is a risk factor for liver disease, but the prevalence of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer in PiZZ adults is unknown. The risk of liver disease in adults with moderate AAT deficiency (PiSZ) is also unknown. A cohort of 127 PiZZ, 2 PiZnull, 54 PiSZ, and 1 PiSnull individuals were identified by the Swedish national neonatal AAT screening program between 1972 and 1974, when all 200,000 newborn infants in Sweden were screened for AAT deficiency. The cohort has been followed up since birth...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327127/effects-of-vitellaria-paradoxa-c-f-gaertn-aqueous-leaf-extract-administration-on-salmonella-typhimurium-infected-rats
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Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Sedric Donald Tala, Lunga Paul Keilah, Norbert Kodjio, Mefokou Didiane Yemele, Armel Herve Kamdje Nwabo, Bridget Nji-Kah, Joseph Tchoumboue, Donatien Gatsing
BACKGROUND: The present study investigates the effects of Vitellaria paradoxa crude extract administration on Salmonella typhimurium infected Wistar rats. METHODS: Rats were infected by single dose oral administration of Salmonella typhimurium (1.5×10(8) CFU). Negative control groups were infected and treated orally with distilled water (vehicle), neutral control group were not infected, while the four test groups were treated up to 18 days with 55 mg/kg, 110 mg/kg, 220 mg/kg and 440 mg/kg body weight of aqueous extract of V...
March 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326205/shigella-sonnei-bacteremia-presenting-with-profound-hepatic-dysfunction
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Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Andrew Rettew, Bilal Shaikh, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Anthony Donato
Worldwide, Shigellosis is a significant public health issue, associated with nearly one million deaths annually. About half a million cases of Shigella infection are reported annually in the United States. Shigella bacteremia is uncommon and generally seen in children and immunocompromised adults. We present a case of a Shigella sonnei bacteremia with marked hepatic derangement in a 27-year-old previously healthy homosexual male with history of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, who presented to the emergency room with a 4-day history of loose watery stool, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, and yellow skin of 2-day duration...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323125/minocycline-hepatotoxicity-clinical-characterization-and-identification-of-hla-b%C3%A2-35-02-as-a-risk-factor
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Thomas Jacob Urban, Paola Nicoletti, Naga Chalasani, Jose Serrano, Andrew Stolz, Ann Daly, Guruprasad Aithal, John Dillon, Victor Navarro, Joseph Odin, Huiman Barnhart, David Ostrov, Nanye Long, Elizabeth Theresa Cirulli, Paul Brent Watkins, Robert John Fontana
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Minocycline hepatotoxicity can present with prominent autoimmune features in previously healthy individuals. The aim of this study was to identify genetic determinants of minocycline DILI in a well-phenotyped cohort of patients. METHODS: Caucasian patients with minocycline DILI underwent genome-wide genotyping and were compared to unexposed population controls. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) binding of minocycline was assessed using AutoDock Vina...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322102/gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-platelet-ratio-index-is-a-good-noninvasive-biomarker-for-predicting-liver-fibrosis-in-chinese-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Rong-Qi Wang, Qing-Shan Zhang, Su-Xian Zhao, Xue-Min Niu, Jing-Hua Du, Hui-Juan Du, Yue-Min Nan
Objective To evaluate whether gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio index (GPRI) can diagnose the extent of liver fibrosis in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. Methods This prospective observational study used liver biopsy results as the gold standard to evaluate the ability of GPRI to predict hepatic fibrosis compared with two other markers, the aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis-4 score (FIB-4). The clinical and demographic factors that affected GPRI, independent of liver fibrosis, were assessed using multivariate linear regression analyses...
December 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321322/creatinine-assay-attainment-of-analytical-performance-goals-following-implementation-of-idms-standardization-further-improvements-required
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Elizabeth Sunmin Lee, Christine P Collier, Christine A White
BACKGROUND: The international initiative to standardize creatinine (Cr) assays by tracing reference materials to Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry (IDMS) assigned values was implemented to reduce interlaboratory variability and improve assay accuracy. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to examine whether IDMS standardization has improved Cr assay accuracy (bias), interlaboratory variability (precision), total error (TE), and attainment of recommended analytical performance goals...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321217/a-vaccine-therapy-for-canine-visceral-leishmaniasis-promoted-significant-improvement-of-clinical-and-immune-status-with-reduction-in-parasite-burden
#17
Bruno Mendes Roatt, Rodrigo Dian de Oliveira Aguiar-Soares, Levi Eduardo Soares Reis, Jamille Mirelle de Oliveira Cardoso, Fernando Augusto Siqueira Mathias, Rory Cristiane Fortes de Brito, Sydnei Magno da Silva, Nelder De Figueiredo Gontijo, Sidney de Almeida Ferreira, Jesus G Valenzuela, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Rodolfo Cordeiro Giunchetti, Alexandre Barbosa Reis
Herein, we evaluated the treatment strategy employing a therapeutic heterologous vaccine composed of antigens of Leishmania braziliensis associated with MPL adjuvant (LBMPL vaccine) for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in symptomatic dogs naturally infected by Leishmania infantum. Sixteen dogs received immunotherapy with MPL adjuvant (n = 6) or with a vaccine composed of antigens of L. braziliensis associated with MPL (LBMPL vaccine therapy, n = 10). Dogs were submitted to an immunotherapeutic scheme consisting of 3 series composed of 10 subcutaneous doses with 10-day interval between each series...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320485/mesenchymal-stem-cells-increase-expression-of-heme-oxygenase-1-leading-to-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-treatment-of-acute-liver-failure
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Zhi-Heng Zhang, Wei Zhu, Hao-Zhen Ren, Xin Zhao, Shuai Wang, Hu-Cheng Ma, Xiao-Lei Shi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been studied for the treatment of acute liver failure (ALF) for several years. MSCs may exert their effect via complex paracrine mechanisms. Heme oxygenase (HO) 1, a rate-limiting enzyme in heme metabolism, exerts a wide range of anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and immunoregulatory effects in a variety of diseases. However, the relationship between MSCs and HO-1 in the treatment of ALF is still unclear. We investigated the preventive and therapeutic potential of intravenously administered BMSCs...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320216/a-neurologic-dysfunction-scoring-protocol-for-jaundiced-neonates-requiring-exchange-transfusion
#19
Bolajoko O Olusanya, Folashade B Osibanjo, Adeniyi A Ajiboye, Oluwafemi E Ayodele, Adebanke A Odunsi, Serah M Olaifa, Abieyuwa A Emokpae
AIM: To evaluate the performance of a neurologic assessment protocol among jaundiced infants requiring exchange transfusion (ET). METHODS: We identified infants in a referral children's hospital who received ET and those who met the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria for ET based on total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels. The performance of a bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND-M) scoring protocol for acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) in detecting infants treated with ET in both groups was investigated by logistic regression analysis and c-statistic...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319602/low-hepatic-tissue-copper-in-pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Michael Mendoza, Shelley Caltharp, Ming Song, Lindsay Collin, Juna V Konomi, Craig J McClain, Miriam B Vos
OBJECTIVE: Animal models and studies in adults have demonstrated that copper restriction increases severity of liver injury in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This has not been studied in children. We aimed to determine if lower tissue copper is associated with increased NAFLD severity in children. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of pediatric patients who had a liver biopsy including a hepatic copper quantitation. The primary outcome compared hepatic copper concentration in NAFLD versus non-NAFLD...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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