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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741168/success-and-complications-of-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-are-influenced-by-liver-entry-segment-and-level-of-catheter-placement
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Yi-Sheng Liu, Chia-Ying Lin, Ming-Tsung Chuang, Yi-Shan Tsai, Chien-Kuo Wang, Ming-Ching Ou
PURPOSE: To examine outcomes and complications of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) performed via the right or left lobe and different entry levels (lobar, segmental, subsegmental, sub-subsegmental). METHODS: The records of patients who underwent PTBD for obstructive jaundice from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Logistic regression analysis was performed to determine factors associated with outcomes and complications based on entry side and entry level...
July 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739774/study-of-preoperative-antiviral-treatment-of-patients-with-hcc-negative-for-hbv-dna
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Xiao-Fang Liu, Tong Zhang, Kun Tang, Lu-Lu Sui, Gang Xu, Qiang Liu
AIM: To study preoperative HBV-DNA negative HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) which was reactivated after surgery and could influence liver function and HCC recurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were divided into two groups according to preoperative antiviral therapy status. The control group comprised of 102 preoperative HBV-DNA-negative patients who had not undergone antiviral therapy before surgery. In the treatment group, all HBV-DNA-negative patients (n=63) received entecavir 3-5 days before surgery and for 12 months after surgery...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739766/clinical-study-on-using-125-i-seeds-articles-combined-with-biliary-stent-implantation-in-the-treatment-of-malignant-obstructive-jaundice
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Tao Wang, Sheng Liu, Yan-Bo Zheng, Xue-Peng Song, Bo-Lin Sun, Wen-Jin Jiang, Li-Gang Wang
Aim: To study the feasibility and curative effect of(125)I seeds articles combined with biliary stent implantation in the treatment of malignant obstructive jaundice. Patients and Methods: Fifty patients with malignant obstructive jaundice were included. Twenty-four were treated by biliary stent implantation combined with intraluminal brachytherapy by (125)I seeds articles as the experimental group, while the remaining 26 were treated by biliary stent implantation only as the control group. The goal of this study was to evaluate total bilirubin, direct bilirubin and tumor markers (cancer antigen (CA)-199, CA-242 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)), as well as biliary stent patency status and survival time before and after surgery...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739581/a-novel-prognostic-model-for-transplant-free-survival-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Elisabeth M de Vries, Junfeng Wang, Kate D Williamson, Mariska M Leeflang, Kirsten Boonstra, Rinse K Weersma, Ulrich Beuers, Roger W Chapman, Ronald B Geskus, Cyriel Y Ponsioen
OBJECTIVE: Most prognostic models for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are based on patients referred to tertiary care and may not be applicable for the majority of patients with PSC. The aim of this study was to construct and externally validate a novel, broadly applicable prognostic model for transplant-free survival in PSC, based on a large, predominantly population-based cohort using readily available variables. DESIGN: The derivation cohort consisted of 692 patients with PSC from the Netherlands, the validation cohort of 264 patients with PSC from the UK...
July 24, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738751/a-single-center-retrospective-study-clinical-features-of-different-types-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-in-chinese-patients-in-the-hubei-area
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Gangping Li, Ying Huang, Shunyu Tang, Yuhu Song, Huimin Liang, Dehan Liu, Ling Yang, Xiaohua Hou
Background The characteristics and prevalence of Budd-Chiari syndrome in China remain unclear. This study aimed to analyze the clinical features of Budd-Chiari syndrome in Chinese patients in the Hubei area. Methods One-hundred and thirty patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome, admitted to Union Hospital from January 2002 to January 2011, were included in this retrospective study. Clinical features, laboratory data, imaging characteristics, and cumulative patency rates were analyzed. Results Of the 130 patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome, 77 were men (59...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738026/effect-of-red-blood-cell-storage-time-on-markers-of-hemolysis-and-inflammation-in-transfused-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Tamara G Kalhan, David A Bateman, Rakhee M Bowker, Eldad A Hod, Sudha Kashyap
BACKGROUND: Prolonged storage of transfused red blood cells (RBCs) is associated with hemolysis in healthy adults and inflammation in animal models. We aimed to determine whether storage duration affects markers of hemolysis (e.g., serum bilirubin, iron, and non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI)) and inflammation (e.g., interleukin (IL)-8 and monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1) in transfused very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: Blood samples from 23 independent transfusion events were collected by heel stick before and 2-6 h after transfusion...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737131/pharmacokinetics-of-flucloxacillin-and-its-metabolites-in-patients-with-renal-failure-impact-on-liver-toxicity%C3%A2
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Alexandra Maier-Salamon, Salwa Ahmed Elgendy, Brigitte Meyer, Matthias Vossen, Theresia Thalhammer, Florian Thalhammer, Walter Jäger
OBJECTIVE: The antimicrobial agent flucloxacillin is a potential cause of drug-induced liver disease, but the underlying mechanisms for toxicity have not been fully elucidated. As in-vitro and in-vivo findings suggest that biotransformation products contribute to hepatotoxicity, the purpose of this study was to characterize formation and accumulation of its metabolites in patients with renal failure. METHODS: Twelve intensive care patients undergoing continuous venovenous hemofiltration received 4...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736952/validation-of-the-albi-grade-based-integrated-model-as-a-predictor-for-sorafenib-failed-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Pei-Chang Lee, Yi-Tzen Chen, Yee Chao, Teh-Ia Huo, Chung-Pin Li, Chien-Wei Su, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee, Han-Chieh Lin, Yi-Hsiang Huang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sorafenib is the standard treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but is challenging after treatment failure. Appropriate criteria for enrolling patients into second-line trials are still limited. In this study, we aimed to establish more objective criteria based on Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) grade to select patients with better post-progression survival (PPS) for second-line treatment. METHODS: Consecutive 404 advanced HCC patients receiving sorafenib were retrospectively enrolled...
July 24, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735998/assessment-of-spleen-filtrate-function-in-renal-transplant-recipients-using-technetium-99m-stannous-colloid-liver-spleen-scan
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N C Araújo, M B Neves, C A Mandarim-de-Lacerda, M M C Orlando
BACKGROUND: Functional hyposplenism (FH) is indicated by an anatomically present spleen that fails to take up radiolabeled colloid. The occurrence of FH has been reported in a small group of renal transplant recipients based on hematologic parameters. The aim of this study was to replicate this association in a larger group of renal transplant recipients with the use of technetium-99m-stannous colloid liver-spleen scan to assess the spleen function. METHODS: This survey based on single samples enrolled 101 unselected adult patients with functional kidney grafts >180 days after transplantation...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734130/right-lobe-living-donors-ages-55-and-older-in-liver-transplantation
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Seong Hoon Kim, Eung Chang Lee, Jae Ryong Shim, Sang Jae Park
Insufficient is the evidence for safe use of elderly donors in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of right lobe LDLT by donor age (≥55 vs. <55 years). All living donors who underwent right hepatectomy at the authors' institution between March 2008 and December 2015 were divided into 2 groups: group A with an age ≥ 55 and group B with an age < 55. The selection criteria for elderly donor were preservation of middle hepatic vein, remnant liver volume ≥30%, and no or mild fatty liver...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733732/predictive-risk-factors-associated-with-cholangitis-following-ercp
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Joshua Tierney, Neal Bhutiani, Bryce Stamp, John S Richey, Michael H Bahr, Gary C Vitale
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stent placement is used for the management of many pancreaticobiliary disorders. It is generally safe with a few short-term complications. The risk factors for the development of post-ERCP cholangitis due to stent occlusion have not been previously described. This study identified such risk factors among patients undergoing ERCP and stent placement for pancreatic or biliary obstruction. METHODS: 3648 ERCPs performed at the University of Louisville from 2008 to 2016 were reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732391/a-new-intraductal-radiofrequency-ablation-device-for-inoperable-biliopancreatic-tumors-complicated-by-obstructive-jaundice-the-ignite-1-study
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Wim Laleman, Schalk van der Merwe, Len Verbeke, Dirk Vanbeckevoort, Raymond Aerts, Hans Prenen, Eric Van Cutsem, Chris Verslype
Background and study aims Biliary stenting of unresectable malignant bile duct obstruction is generally accepted as the standard of care but it can be hampered by tumor ingrowth and stent dysfunction. We aimed to test the feasibility, safety, and biliary patency rate of a new endoscopically applied intraductal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) device. Patients and methods Eighteen patients with inoperable malignant biliary obstruction underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-directed RFA and stenting...
July 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732287/factors-affecting-the-interaction-between-carbon-nanotubes-and-redox-enzymes-in-direct-electron-transfer-type-bioelectrocatalysis
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Hong-Qi Xia, Yuki Kitazumi, Osamu Shirai, Hiroki Ozawa, Maki Onizuka, Takuji Komukai, Kenji Kano
The effects of three types of water-soluble carbon nanotubes (CNTs) of different lengths on the direct electron transfer (DET)-type bioelectrocatalysis of redox enzymes were investigated. Bilirubin oxidase (BOD), copper efflux oxidase (CueO), and a membrane-bound NiFe hydrogenase (H2ase) were used as model redox enzymes for four-electron dioxygen (O2) reduction (in the case of BOD and CueO) and two-electron dihydrogen (H2) oxidation (in the case of H2ase). As a result, diffusion-controlled O2 reduction in an O2-saturated neutral buffer was realized by BOD on CNTs of a length of 1μm, but the catalytic current densities decreased as the length of CNTs increased...
July 13, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730953/an-update-on-predicting-severe-hyperbilirubinemia-and-bilirubin-neurotoxicity-risks-in-neonates
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Tom Newman, M Jeffrey Maisels
Extreme hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus, though rare, continue to occur despite the adoption of universal screening. Unless they are known to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, infants who currently develop kernicterus in high resource countries are often otherwise healthy newborns discharged from the well-baby nursery. In this review, we highlight risk factors that increase the risk of a newborn ≥35 weeks gestational age developing severe hyperbilirubinemia, as well as the risk factors that increase the hyperbilirubinemic infant's risk of kernicterus...
July 20, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728456/quillaja-saponaria-bark-saponin-protects-wistar-rats-against-ferrous-sulphate-induced-oxidative-and-inflammatory-liver-damage
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Mustafa Ahmed Abdel-Reheim, Basim Anwar Shehata Messiha, Ali Ahmed Abo-Saif
CONTEXT: Saponins from different sources are historically reported in Chinese medicine to possess many beneficial effects. However, insufficient experimental data are available regarding the hepatoprotective potential of Quillaja bark saponin. OBJECTIVE: The protective effect of Quillaja saponaria Molina (Quillajaceae) bark triterpenoid saponin against iron-induced hepatotoxicity is compared to the standard N-acetylcysteine in adult male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were divided into (six) groups, namely a normal control, an N-acetylcysteine control (300 mg/kg/day, p...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727814/low-pcsk9-levels-are-correlated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease
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Valentin Schlegel, Theresa Treuner-Kaueroff, Daniel Seehofer, Thomas Berg, Susen Becker, Uta Ceglarek, Joachim Thiery, Thorsten Kaiser
INTRODUCTION: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) plays a key role in the cholesterol metabolism and is synthesized by the liver. It interacts with the LDL-receptor to promote its degradation. The model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) score is a well-established tool to estimate the risk of mortality in patients with end-stage chronic liver disease. The study aims to assess the associations between PCSK9, hypocholesterinemia, liver synthesis, cholestasis, MELD score and mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726079/bilirubin-enzyme-biosensor-potentiality-and-recent-advances-towards-clinical-bioanalysis
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Vinita Hooda, Anjum Gahlaut, Ashish Gothwal, Vikas Hooda
Bilirubin detection plays a major role in healthcare. Its high concentration in human serum is lethal and must be determined accurately. Clinically, it is vital for assessing patients with deleterious health conditions such as jaundice or icterus, hepatitis, mental disorders, cerebral palsy and brain damage especially in the case of neonates. In evaluating the drawbacks regarding the conventional methodology of bilirubin detection, there is need for a superior analytical tool. Bilirubin oxidase (BOx)-based sensors have been designed for the ultrasensitive analysis of bilirubin and quality deliverance of treatment and this review highlights the different mechanisms of bilirubin detection using different modified electrodes...
July 19, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726072/concentration-of-thyrotropic-hormone-in-persons-occupationally-exposed-to-lead-cadmium-and-arsenic
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Marta Jurdziak, Paweł Gać, Małgorzata Poręba, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Rafał Poręba
Thyroid hormones are essential for body homeostasis. The scientific literature contains restricted proofs for effects of environmental chemical factors on thyroid function. The present study aimed at evaluating the relationship between toxicological parameters and concentration of thyrotropic hormone in persons occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic. The studies were conducted on 102 consecutive workers occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic (mean age 45.08 ± 9.87 years). The estimated parameters characterizing occupational exposure to metals included blood cadmium concentration (Cd-B), blood lead concentration (Pb-B), blood zinc protoporphyrin concentration (ZnPP) and urine arsenic concentration (As-U)...
July 19, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722611/phase-2a-open-label-4-escalating-dose-randomized-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-safety-and-activity-of-ferroquine-ssr97193-plus-artesunate-versus-amodiaquine-plus-artesunate-in-african-adult-men-with-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria
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Christian Supan, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Maryvonne Kombila, Carmen L Ospina Salazar, Jana Held, Bertrand Lell, Cathy Cantalloube, Elhadj Djeriou, Bernhards Ogutu, John Waitumbi, Nekoye Otsula, Duncan Apollo, Mark E Polhemus, Peter G Kremsner, Douglas S Walsh
Artemisinin-based combination therapies are recommended as first-line agents for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Ferroquine, a 4-aminoquinolone, is a novel long-acting combination partner for fast-acting drugs like artesunate (AS). We did a small phase 2a, multicenter, open-label, safety-focused dose-ranging randomized study of ferroquine at three African hospitals: two Gabonese and one Kenyan. We recruited adult men with symptomatic uncomplicated P. falciparum monoinfection. Four escalating doses of ferroquine (100, 200, 400, and 600 mg) were assessed in sequence, versus an amodiaquine comparator...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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