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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917877/ascites-neutrophil-function-is-significantly-impaired-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-but-can-be-restored-by-autologous-plasma-incubation
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Cornelius Engelmann, Christina Becker, Andreas Boldt, Toni Herta, Albrecht Boehlig, Katrin Splith, Moritz Schmelzle, Niklas Mueller, Sandra Krohn, Hans-Michael Tautenhahn, Michael Bartels, Ulrich Sack, Thomas Berg
Systemic immune cell dysfunction is a typical feature of liver diseases and increases the risk of bacterial infection, especially spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. We evaluated functional properties of neutrophil granulocytes in blood and ascites of patients both with and without decompensated cirrhosis. We collected blood and ascites samples from 63 patients with cirrhosis and eight without cirrhosis. Phagocytosis activity (PA) and oxidative burst activity (OBA) were evaluated after ex vivo stimulation with E...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
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...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906429/the-role-of-the-enos-g894t-and-t-786c-gene-polymorphism-in-the-development-of-ascites-in-cirrhosis
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O Yildirim, A Yigit, Y Seckin, E Yesilada, G Gulbay, Y F Cagin, Z Aksungur, Y Bilgic, Y Türkoz, S Yologlu
OBJECTIVE: Increased nitric oxide (NO) production in cirrhotic patients causes splanchnic vasodilation, leading to the development of the hyperdynamic circulatory syndrome. One factor that influences plasma NO concentration is eNOS gene polymorphism; consequently, the aim of this study was to investigate whether the eNOS gene G894T and T-786C polymorphisms play any role in the development of ascites in such patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three groups were created: 70 cirrhotic patients with ascites, 69 cirrhotic participants without ascites (stable cirrhosis), and 60 healthy controls...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904533/an-early-decision-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-may-be-considered-for-non-malignant-and-non-cirrhotic-portal-vein-thrombosis-with-ascites-a-concise-review-of-the-theoretical-possibility-and-practical-difficulty
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843430/cirrhotic-cardiomyopathy-another-case-of-a-successful-approach-to-treatment-of-hepatorenal-syndrome
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Luis Otávio Mocarzel, Jessica Bicca, Luiza Jarske, Thamires Oliveira, Pedro Lanzieri, Ronaldo Gismondi, Mario Luiz Ribeiro
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is defined as a failure of renal function, potentially reversible, in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Recently, a component of cardiomyopathy associated with HRS was described, but the use of positive inotropic medicine as part of the treatment of the acute phase has not been extensively evaluated. We report a second case in our hospital of a patient with HRS type I without previous heart disease, with secondary hemodynamic decompensation due to liver disease, in which the abnormalities in systolic function by speckle-tracking echocardiography were observed and could be reversed by the use of inotropes...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833470/a-case-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-in-the-setting-of-cirrhotic-ascites
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Nima M Shah, Natasha Ginzburg, Kristene Whitmore
Ascites is commonly found in patients with liver cirrhosis. Although conservative therapy is often the ideal choice of care with these patients who also have symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse, this may fail and surgical methods may be needed. Literature is limited regarding surgical repair of prolapse in the setting of ascites. The authors present the surgical evaluation and management of a 63-year-old woman with recurrent ascites from liver cirrhosis who failed conservative therapy. With adequate multidisciplinary care and medical optimization, this patient underwent surgical therapy with resolution of her symptomatic prolapse and improved quality of life...
2016: Reviews in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797274/comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-and-culture-negative-neutrocytic-ascites
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Sun Hee Na, Eun Jung Kim, Eun Young Nam, Kyoung-Ho Song, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Eu Suk Kim, Sang Won Park, Hong Bin Kim, Myoung-Don Oh, Nam Joong Kim
OBJECTIVE: Ascitic fluid infections (AFI) in cirrhotic patients can be classified into two groups: spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and culture-negative neutrocytic ascites (CNNA). The aim of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of the two groups of patients with AFI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of cirrhotic patients with AFI. We evaluated demographic data, clinical presentations of AFI, laboratory findings, liver function, and mortality rates...
October 31, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795726/serum-c-reactive-protein-in-children-with-liver-disease-and-ascites
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Gholamreza Kalvandi, Naser Honar, Bita Geramizadeh, Maryam Ataollahi, Asghar Rahmani, Hazhir Javaherizadeh
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of peritonitis as a complication of cirrhosis is an important clinical problem. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum C-reactive protein levels as a diagnostic factor for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in child patients with liver disease. METHODS: In this study, 150 children diagnosed with liver disease and ascites upon admission to Nemazee Teaching Hospital (Shiraz, Iran) were examined...
August 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792277/association-of-umbilical-hernia-with-volume-of-ascites-in-liver-cirrhosis-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Ran Wang, Xingshun Qi, Ying Peng, Han Deng, Jing Li, Zheng Ning, Junna Dai, Feifei Hou, Jiancheng Zhao, Xiaozhong Guo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Umbilical hernia is a common abdominal complication in cirrhotic patients with ascites. Our study aimed to evaluate the correlation of umbilical hernia with the volume of ascites. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients that underwent axial abdomino-pelvic computed tomography (CT) scans at our hospital between June 2012 and June 2014 were eligible. All CT images were reviewed to confirm the presence of umbilical hernia. The volume of ascites was estimated by five-point method...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785319/new-biochemical-parameters-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-ascitic-fluids
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Anabela Angeleri, Adriana Rocher, Beatriz Caracciolo, Marcela Pandolfo, Luis Palaoro, Beatriz Perazzi
BACKGROUND: In the cases of ascitis, it is essential to determine their origin using the parameters obtained by the cytological and biochemical examinations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of different biochemical markers and the number of cells in the differential diagnosis of ascitic fluid (AF). METHODS: One hundred ninety-one cases of AF were studied, who were admitted to the hospital from January 01, 2009 to December 31, 2014. One hundred fifty-two of them were included in the analysis, and the remaining 39 were excluded because they had more than one associated pathology, clotted or hemolyzed...
February 2016: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784438/-research-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-post-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-hepatic-encephalopathy
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J F Yang, B Q Zhang
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has become an important minimally invasive interventional technique for the treatment of complications of cirrhotic portal hypertension, and currently, it is often used in cirrhotic patients with esophagogastric variceal bleeding (EVB), intractable ascites, hepatic hydrothorax, and Budd-Chiari syndrome. On one hand, TIPS can effectively reduce portal vein pressure and the risk of EVB and intractable ascites; on the other hand, it may reduce the blood flow in liver perfusion, aggravate liver impairment, and cause porto-systemic encephalopathy...
July 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784432/-effect-of-spirolactone-transdermal-patch-in-reducing-cirrhotic-ascites-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mice
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S Gao, Y C Fan, J Zhao, M M Tian, H M Li, F Li, K Wang
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July 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756145/prevalence-and-outcome-of-portal-thrombosis-in-a-cohort-of-cirrhotic-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation
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Marta Hernández Conde, Elba Llop Herrera, Juan de la Revilla Negro, Fernando Pons Renedo, Natalia Fernández Puga, José Luis Martínez Porras, María Trapero Marugan, Valentín Cuervas-Mons, Víctor Sánchez Turrión, José Luis Calleja Panero
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients that have undergone liver transplantation (LT) is 9.7% (SD 4.5). The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence, assess the factors that are associated with PVT and clarify their association with prognosis in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and LT. AIMS AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2014, laboratory, radiological and surgical data were collected from patients with LC in our center who had undergone LT for the first time...
October 19, 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755254/risk-factors-associated-with-complications-in-cirrhotic-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography
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Ricardo U Macías-Rodríguez, Astrid Ruiz-Margáin, Jose L Rodriguez-Garcia, Sergio Zepeda-Gómez, Aldo Torre
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is useful for the management of biliary tract diseases; in patients with cirrhosis, portal hypertension may increase the risk for complications from ERCP. We evaluated the outcome and risk factors related to ERCP in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this case-control study, 37 patients (71 procedures) with cirrhosis and portal hypertension (group 1) and 37 controls (group 2) undergoing ERCP were included...
October 14, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740524/portal-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-just-a-common-finding-or-a-predictor-of-poor-outcome
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Omar D Borjas-Almaguer, Carlos A Cortez-Hernández, Emmanuel I González-Moreno, Francisco J Bosques-Padilla, José A González-González, Aldo A Garza, Juan A Martínez-Segura, Diego García-Compean, Juan V Alejandre-Loya, Jesús García-García, Guillermo Delgado-García, Héctor J Maldonado-Garza
:  Background & Aims. It is unclear whether portal vein thrombosis (PVT) unrelated to malignancy is associated with reduced survival or it is an epiphenomenon of advanced cirrhosis. The objective of this study was to assess clinical outcome in cirrhotic patients with PVT not associated with malignancy and determine its prevalence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective search in one center from June 2011 to December 2014. RESULTS: 169 patients, 55 women and 114 men, median age 54 (19-90) years...
November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733959/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Faisal Inayat, Zia Ur Rahman, Abu Hurairah
Our objective was to study nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as a relevant risk factor associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with and without cirrhosis. HCC is a common cancer worldwide that predominantly involves patients with hepatic cirrhosis. HCC has recently been linked to NAFLD, the hepatic manifestation of obesity and related metabolic disorders. This association is alarming due to the high prevalence of NAFLD globally, which may contribute to the rising incidence of HCC. A 31-year-old female with a history of dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus presented with abdominal pain that persisted for six months...
August 29, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733319/incidence-and-clinical-presentation-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Yasir Furkan Cagin, Yahya Atayan, Mehmet Ali Erdogan, Firat Dagtekin, Cemil Colak
BACKGROUND: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is due to many risk factors, but its pathogenesis is still not clearly understood. To identify the risk factors for PVT, we analyzed the clinical characteristics and complications associated with PVT in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: We studied patients with liver cirrhosis who were admitted to our unit from April 2009 to December 2014. The patients were divided into the PVT and non-PVT groups, and were compared by variables including gender, age, the etiology of cirrhosis, stage of cirrhosis, complications, imaging, and treatment...
October 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706896/the-soluble-mannose-receptor-is-released-from-the-liver-in-cirrhotic-patients-but-is-not-associated-with-bacterial-translocation
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Tea L Laursen, Sidsel Rødgaard-Hansen, Holger J Møller, Christian Mortensen, Stine Karlsen, Dennis T Nielsen, Susanne Frevert, Jens O Clemmesen, Søren Møller, Jørgen S Jensen, Flemming Bendtsen, Henning Grønbaek
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal bacterial translocation is involved in activation of liver macrophages in cirrhotic patients. Macrophages play a key role in liver inflammation and are involved in the pathogenesis of cirrhosis and complications. Bacterial translocation may be determined by presence of bacterial DNA and macrophage activation, by the soluble mannose receptor. We hypothesize that the soluble mannose receptor is released from hepatic macrophages in cirrhosis and associated with bacterial DNA, portal pressure and complications...
October 5, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704665/predictive-parameter-of-tolvaptan-effectiveness-in-cirrhotic-ascites
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Hideto Kawaratani, Hiroshi Fukui, Kei Moriya, Ryuichi Noguchi, Tadashi Namisaki, Masakazu Uejima, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kosuke Takeda, Yasushi Okura, Kosuke Kaji, Norihisa Nishimura, Hiroaki Takaya, Yousuke Aihara, Yasuhiko Sawada, Shinya Sato, Kenichiro Seki, Akira Mitoro, Junichi Yamao, Hitoshi Yoshiji
AIMS: The efficacy of the vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan for difficult-to-treat cirrhotic ascites has recently been reported. However, its effect is variable among patients. This study aimed to clarify the predictive factors for obtaining a good response to tolvaptan in patients with difficult-to-treat ascites. METHODS: Data were collected from 50 patients with liver cirrhosis having ascites (hepatitis B, n = 1; hepatitis C, n = 22; alcoholism, n = 11; and others, n = 16) after treatment with tolvaptan (3...
October 5, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699269/crig-expressing-peritoneal-macrophages-are-associated-with-disease-severity-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-ascites
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Katharine M Irvine, Xuan Banh, Victoria L Gadd, Kyle K Wojcik, Juliana K Ariffin, Sara Jose, Samuel Lukowski, Gregory J Baillie, Matthew J Sweet, Elizabeth E Powell
Infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and ascites. Hypothesizing that innate immune dysfunction contributes to susceptibility to infection, we assessed ascitic fluid macrophage phenotype and function. The expression of complement receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily (CRIg) and CCR2 defined two phenotypically and functionally distinct peritoneal macrophage subpopulations. The proportion of CRIg(hi) macrophages differed between patients and in the same patient over time, and a high proportion of CRIg(hi) macrophages was associated with reduced disease severity (model for end-stage liver disease) score...
June 2, 2016: JCI Insight
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