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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231412/impact-of-family-history-of-metabolic-traits-on-severity-of-nash-related-cirrhosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Chandan Kumar Kedarisetty, Chhagan Bihari, Guresh Kumar, Ankur Jindal, Ankit Bhardwaj, Varsha Shasthry, Tanmay Vyas, Jaya Benjamin, Shvetank Sharma, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial aggregation of metabolic traits with fatty liver disease is well documented. However, there is scarcity of data regarding such association with non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH) related cirrhosis. This study was aimed to explore the association of family history of metabolic traits with severity of cirrhosis. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, all consecutive patients with NASH related cirrhosis presenting to our tertiary care centre were included...
February 23, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230738/clinical-implications-of-20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-in-the-kidney-liver-lung-and-brain-an-emerging-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Osama H Elshenawy, Sherif M Shoieb, Anwar Mohamed, Ayman O S El-Kadi
Cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism of arachidonic acid (AA) is an important pathway for the formation of eicosanoids. The ω-hydroxylation of AA generates significant levels of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) in various tissues. In the current review, we discussed the role of 20-HETE in the kidney, liver, lung, and brain during physiological and pathophysiological states. Moreover, we discussed the role of 20-HETE in tumor formation, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. In the kidney, 20-HETE is involved in modulation of preglomerular vascular tone and tubular ion transport...
February 20, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223101/non-invasive-evaluation-of-portal-hypertension-using-ultrasound-elastography
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REVIEW
Annalisa Berzigotti
Portal hypertension (PH) leads to serious complications such as bleeding from gastro-esophageal varices, ascites and porto-systemic encephalopathy in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). Since the gold-standard methods for assessing PH and its complications (measurement of hepatic venous pressure gradient, HVPG; endoscopy), are invasive expensive and not available at all centers, non-invasive methods have been increasingly investigated in the last 20 years. The present review focuses on the role of ultrasound elastography, a novel group of non-invasive techniques able to measure stiffness in target organs, to identify the presence, severity and risk of complications of PH...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203285/automated-low-flow-ascites-pump-for-the-treatment-of-cirrhotic-patients-with-refractory-ascites
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REVIEW
Guido Stirnimann, Vanessa Banz, Federico Storni, Andrea De Gottardi
Cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites (RA) can be treated with repeated large volume paracentesis (LVP), with the insertion of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or with liver transplantation. However, side effects and complications of these therapeutic options, as well as organ shortage, warrant the development of novel treatments. The automated low-flow ascites pump (alfapump(®)) is a subcutaneously-implanted novel battery-driven device that pumps ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity into the urinary bladder...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198820/predicting-short-term-survival-after-liver-transplantation-on-eight-score-systems-a-national-report-from-china-liver-transplant-registry
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Qi Ling, Haojiang Dai, Runzhou Zhuang, Tian Shen, Weilin Wang, Xiao Xu, Shusen Zheng
To compare the performance of eight score systems (MELD, uMELD, MELD-Na. iMELD, UKELD, MELD-AS, CTP, and mCTP) in predicting the post-transplant mortality, we analyzed the data of 6,014 adult cirrhotic patients who underwent liver transplantation between January 2003 and December 2010 from the China Liver Transplant Registry database. In hepatitis B virus (HBV) group, MELD, uMELD and MELD-AS showed good predictive accuracies at 3-month mortality after liver transplantation; by comparison with other five models, MELD presented the best ability in predicting 3-month, 6-month and 1-year mortality, showing a significantly better predictive ability than UKELD and iMELD...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187503/beneficial-and-harmful-effects-of-non-selective-beta-blockade-on-acute-kidney-injury-in-liver-transplant-candidates
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Sang Gyune Kim, Joseph J Larson, Ji Sung Lee, Therneau M Terry, W Ray Kim
Non-selective beta-blockers have played an important role in the prevention of portal hypertensive bleeding in cirrhotic patients. However, recent studies have suggested that non-selective beta-blockers may be harmful in some patients with end-stage liver disease. To evaluate the association between use of non-selective beta-blocker and the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI). We conducted a nested case-control study in a cohort of liver transplant waitlist registrants. Each patient with AKI was matched to a control by the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD)-Na score, age, serum creatinine, and follow-up duration...
February 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173830/large-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-cirrhotic-liver-with-peritoneal-and-omental-metastasis-in-a-healthy-man-a-case-report
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H M M T B Herath, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men worldwide. Hepatocellular carcinoma usually develops in the setting of cirrhosis or chronic inflammation. Major risk factors for developing hepatocellular carcinoma are chronic hepatitis B or C virus infection, alcoholic cirrhosis, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The most frequent locations for hepatocellular carcinoma to metastasize are the lungs, portal vein, bones, and regional lymph nodes. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old Sri Lankan man presented with progressive abdominal distension and on examination was found to have a palpable irregular mass in the left lobe of his liver with moderate ascites...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150309/portal-systemic-shunt-between-the-hepatic-portal-vein-and-right-renal-vein-in-a-patient-with-multifocal-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report
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Mateja Sabol Pušić, Ivan Budimir, Zdravko Dorosulić, Branko Ostrički, Marko Nikolić, Gordana Lovrenčić Prpić, Katherina B Sreter
Portal hypertension is a clinical syndrome characterized by the development of collateral circulation and portosystemic shunts, as well as ascites and hepatic encephalopathy. We present the case of a large portosystemic shunt between the hepatic portal vein and aneurysmal right renal vein in a cirrhotic 64-year-old man with thrombosis of the portal vein and hepatocellular carcinoma. This is a very rare clinical manifestation which, to our knowledge, has been described only once previously in the literature...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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/28146577/blood-microbiome-quantity-and-the-hyperdynamic-circulation-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
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Daniela Traykova, Beacher Schneider, Mario Chojkier, Martina Buck
BACKGROUND: Recently, a complex microbiome was comprehensibly characterized in the serum and ascitic fluid of cirrhotic patients. In the current study, we investigated for the first time the induction of inflammatory pathways and Nitric Oxide, as well as the systemic hemodynamics in conjunction with the blood microbiome in a Child-Pugh class B cirrhotic cohort. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We used the Intestinal Infections Microbial DNA qPCR Array to screen for 53 bacterial DNA from the gut in the blood...
2017: PloS One
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/28130709/mortality-following-catheter-drainage-versus-thoracentesis-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-pleural-effusion
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Tsung-Hsing Hung, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chen-Chi Tsai, Yu-Hsi Hsieh, Kuo-Chih Tseng, Chih-Chun Tsai
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of body fluids that may cause related morbidity or mortality in cirrhotic patients. There are insufficient data to determine the optimal method of drainage, for symptomatic relief in cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion. AIMS: In this study, we compare the mortality outcomes of catheter drainage versus thoracentesis in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: The National Health Insurance Database, derived from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program, was used to identify cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion requiring drainage between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2010...
January 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088889/-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Bálint Velkey, Eszter Vitális, Zsuzsanna Vitális
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis occurs most commonly in cirrhotic patients with ascites. Pathogens get into the circulation by intestinal translocation and colonize in peritoneal fluid. Diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is based on elevated polymorphonuclear leukocyte count in the ascites (>0,25 G/L). Ascites culture is often negative but aids to get information about antibiotic sensitivity in positive cases. Treatment in stable patient can be intravenous then orally administrated ciprofloxacin or amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, while in severe cases intravenous III...
January 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070092/management-of-ascites-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Masayuki Kurosaki, Hiroyuki Nakanishi, Namiki Izumi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065374/predictive-value-of-ct-for-first-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-value-of-para-umbilical-vein-patency
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Paul Calame, Maxime Ronot, Sébastien Bouveresse, Jean-Paul Cervoni, Valérie Vilgrain, Éric Delabrousse
PURPOSE: To evaluate if the presence/size of a para-umbilical vein (PUV) on computed tomography (CT) are associated with a first esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH) in patients with cirrhosis and whether imaging features can help identify patients at increased risk of EVH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to June 2012 patients with cirrhosis who underwent CT and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy within six months were included. The presence/size of PUV was noted...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026900/doppler-ultrasound-in-liver-cirrhosis-correlation-of-hepatic-artery-and-portal-vein-measurements-with-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-score
#16
Hee Sun Park, Terry S Desser, R Brooke Jeffrey, Aya Kamaya
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether hepatic arterial and portal venous Doppler ultrasound measurements of the liver in cirrhotic patients correlate with patients' Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores, splenomegaly, or ascites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sonographic images and reports were reviewed of 264 patients with hepatic cirrhosis who underwent abdominal ultrasound with Doppler in this internal review board-approved retrospective study. MELD scores were recorded at the time of ultrasound...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008344/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-a-single-center-from-argentina
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Cristian Dominguez, Eugenia Romero, Jorgelina Graciano, Jose Luis Fernandez, Luis Viola
AIM: To study the prevalence, characteristics, risk factors and mortality at 28 d of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). METHODS: A total of 100 cirrhotic patients admitted to our hospital for more than one day were included during the period between June 2013 and December 2015. We used the European Association for the Study of the Liver-Chronic Liver Failure-Consortium diagnostic criteria for ACLF, considering it as the acute decompensation of cirrhosis associated with the presence of one or more organ failure...
December 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979668/time-harmonic-elastography-of-the-liver-is-sensitive-to-intrahepatic-pressure-gradient-and-liver-decompression-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-implantation
#18
Heiko Tzschätzsch, Ingolf Sack, Stephan Rodrigo Marticorena Garcia, Selcan Ipek-Ugay, Jürgen Braun, Bernd Hamm, Christian E Althoff
We investigated the correlation between hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and liver shear wave speed (SWS) measured by multi-frequency time-harmonic ultrasound elastography (THE) before and after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) implantation. Ten patients with ascites, cirrhotic liver disease and portal hypertension were prospectively examined with invasive HVPG measurement and THE before and after TIPS implantation. HVPG and SWS decreased after TIPS placement from 20.4 ± 2.2 mmHg to 9...
December 12, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957245/can-platelet-count-spleen-diameter-ratio-be-used-for-cirrhotic-children-to-predict-esophageal-varices
#19
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/27941973/immune-inflammatory-and-metabolic-effects-of-high-dose-furosemide-plus-hypertonic-saline-solution-hss-treatment-in-cirrhotic-subjects-with-refractory-ascites
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Antonino Tuttolomondo, Domenico Di Raimondo, Chiara Bellia, Giuseppe Clemente, Rosaria Pecoraro, Carlo Maida, Irene Simonetta, Valerio Vassallo, Danilo Di Bona, Eliana Gulotta, Marcello Ciaccio, Antonio Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic liver diseases are usually thin as a result of hypermetabolism and malnutrition expressed by reduced levels of leptin and impairment of other adyponectins such as visfatin. AIMS: We evaluated the metabolic and inflammatory effects of intravenous high-dose furosemide plus hypertonic saline solutions (HSS) compared with repeated paracentesis and a standard oral diuretic schedule, in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites...
2016: PloS One
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