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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785077/mediterranean-diet-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Caterina Anania, Francesco Massimo Perla, Francesca Olivero, Lucia Pacifico, Claudio Chiesa
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is emerging as the most common chronic liver disease, and is characterized by a wide spectrum of fat-liver disorders that can result in severe liver disease and cirrhosis. Inflammation and oxidative stress are the major risk factors involved in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. Currently, there is no consensus concerning the pharmacological treatment of NAFLD. However, lifestyle interventions based on exercise and a balanced diet for quality and quantity, are considered the cornerstone of NAFLD management...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783821/-clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-eleven-pediatric-patients-with-alagille-syndrome
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L Guo, S T Zhao, Y Cheng, M Deng, H Li, Y Z Song, X R Cai, Q Zhou
Objective: To explore the clinical and molecular genetic features of patients with Alagille syndrome (AS). Methods: The clinical data of eleven pediatric patients, who were suspected to have AS at the Department of Pediatrics in the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University from August 2010 to March 2017, were collected and analyzed. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes of the patients and their parents. For 5 patients collected before March 2006, all JAG1 exons and their flanking sequences were directly sequenced...
May 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775560/pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Claudio Chiesa, Gian Marco Andreoli, Lucia Pacifico
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773782/diagnosis-incidence-predictors-and-management-of-postreperfusion-syndrome-in-pediatric-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-study
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Liang Zhang, Ming Tian, Fushan Xue, Zhijun Zhu
BACKGROUND Postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) is a dreadful and well-documented complication in adult liver transplantation (LT). However, information regarding PRS in pediatric LT is still scarce. We aimed to identify the incidence, risk factors and associated outcomes of pediatric LT in a single-center study. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 75 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) from July 2015 to October 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. PRS was determined according to the Peking criteria when significant arrhythmia or refractory hypotension occurred following revascularization of the liver graft...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769027/immune-monitoring-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-the-prospective-chilsfree-cohort-study
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Imeke Goldschmidt, André Karch, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Frauke Mutschler, Norman Junge, Eva Doreen Pfister, Tamara Möhring, Lorenzo d'Antiga, Patrick McKiernan, Deirdre Kelly, Dominique Debray, Valérie McLin, Joanna Pawlowska, Loreto Hierro, Kerstin Daemen, Jana Keil, Christine Falk, Ulrich Baumann
BACKGROUND: Although trough levels of immunosuppressive drugs are largely used to monitor immunosuppressive therapy after solid organ transplantation, there is still no established tool that allows for a validated assessment of functional degree of immunosuppression or the identification of clinically relevant over- or under-immunosuppression, depending on graft homeostasis. Reliable non-invasive markers to predict biopsy proven acute rejection (BPAR) do not exist. Literature data suggest that longitudinal measurements of immune markers might be predictive of BPAR, but data in children are scarce...
May 16, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766815/old-and-new-treatments-for-pediatric-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Silvia Nastasio, Giuseppe Maggiore, Marco Sciveres, Lorenza Matarazzo
Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare inflammatory disease of the liver that most frequently affects children and young adults. It is a multifactorial disease of unknown etiology, characteristically progressive in nature, and if left untreated, may lead to cirrhosis and terminal liver failure. It has been known for several decades now that immunosuppressive treatment convincingly alters the outcome of most patients with autoimmune hepatitis and as such it should be started as soon as diagnosis is made. Primary goals of treatment are: normalization of hepatocellular function, extinction of the hepatic necroinflammatory process, and maintenance of a stable remission, thus preventing progression to cirrhosis and its complications...
May 16, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762676/interleukin-38-is-a-protective-cytokine-for-lethal-sepsis
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Fang Xu, Shihui Lin, Xingxing Yan, Chuanjiang Wang, Hongmei Tu, Yibing Yin, Ju Cao
Background: IL-38 is the most recently characterized cytokine of the IL-1 family. However, its role in sepsis remains unknown. Methods: Circulating IL-38 was measured in two cohorts of adult and pediatric patients with sepsis. Using two murine models of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxinemia and cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis, the effects of IL-38 on survival, inflammation, tissue injury, or bacterial clearance were assessed. Results: Serum IL-38 concentrations were significantly elevated in adult and pediatric patients with sepsis relative to corresponding healthy adult and pediatric controls, respectively...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762251/prospective-assessment-of-adenovirus-infection-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Rachel M Engen, Meei-Li Huang, Giulia E Park, Jodi M Smith, Ajit P Limaye
BACKGROUND: Adenovirus infection is associated with graft dysfunction and graft loss in pediatric cardiac, lung, and liver transplants in prior retrospective studies, but data in pediatric kidney transplant recipients is limited. METHODS: We conducted a prospective single-center cohort study of 75 consecutive pediatric kidney transplant recipients who underwent monthly screening for adenovirus viremia and symptom assessment for 2 years posttransplant. RESULTS: Adenovirus viremia was detected in 11 (14...
May 2, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762096/us-time-harmonic-elastography-detection-of-liver-fibrosis-in-adolescents-with-extreme-obesity-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Christian A Hudert, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Jing Guo, Birgit Rudolph, Hendrik Bläker, Christoph Loddenkemper, Werner Luck, Hans-Peter Müller, Daniel C Baumgart, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter, Susanna Wiegand, Ingolf Sack
Purpose To measure in vivo liver stiffness by using US time-harmonic elastography in a cohort of pediatric patients who were overweight to extremely obese with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to evaluate the diagnostic value of time-harmonic elastography for differentiating stages of fibrosis associated with progressive disease. Materials and Methods In this prospective study, 67 consecutive adolescents (age range, 10-17 years; mean body mass index, 34.7 kg/m2 ; range, 21.4-50.4 kg/m2 ) with biopsy-proven NAFLD were enrolled...
May 15, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761937/-mirror-mirror-on-the-wall-%C3%A2-pediatric-liver-transplantation-in-the-case-of-situs-inversus-totalis-with-a-disrupted-inferior-vena-cava
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Colston A Edgerton, Megan Gross, Nagraj Kasi, Winston Hewitt, Sara Edmondson, Vinayak S Rohan, Satish N Nadig
We present the unique case of a 15-month-old male born with biliary atresia and situs inversus totalis and disrupted inferior vena cava who underwent a successful liver transplantation. The patient had previously undergone a failed Kasai procedure and presented with persistent hyperbilirubinemia. The patient was transplanted with a left lateral segment donor having standard arterial anatomy. Technical considerations included identifying completely replaced arterial anatomy in the recipient from the superior mesenteric artery and creating a branch patch between the gastroduodenal artery and HA, anastomosing the donor left hepatic vein to confluences of the donor left, middle, and right hepatic veins, using a "lazy-S" configuration of portal vein anastomosis, and suspending the allograft to the abdominal wall...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761899/the-use-of-hepatitis-b-immunoglobulin-with-or-without-hepatitis-b-vaccine-to-prevent-de-novo-hepatitis-b-in-pediatric-recipients-of-anti-hbc-positive-livers
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Noriyo Yamashiki, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Yoshihide Ueda, Toshimi Kaido, Hideaki Okajima, Hiroyuki Marusawa, Hiroshi Seno, Shinji Uemoto
Prophylactic measures are used to reduce DNHB after HBsAg-negative patients receive anti-HBc-positive liver grafts. This study investigated the incidence of DNHB and clinical outcomes in pediatric LT recipients under HBIG prophylaxis, with or without hepatitis B vaccination. Between 1995 and 2013, 51 HBsAg-negative pediatric recipients underwent living-donor LT from anti-HBc-positive donors. The median (range) age was 4 (0.1-17) years, 23 (45%) were male, and 71% were negative for both anti-HBc and anti-HBc...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755021/a-single-center-experience-of-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-ptld-cases-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-incidence-outcomes-and-association-with-food-allergy
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Zeren Barış, Figen Özçay, Özlem Yılmaz Özbek, Nihan Haberal, Faik Sarıalioğlu, Mehmet Haberal
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We evaluated our 16-year single-center experience of pediatric post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) cases who underwent liver transplantation between 2001 and 2017. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the 236 pediatric patients who underwent liver transplantation between 2001 and 2017, the clinical and laboratory data of eight patients diagnosed with PTLD were reviewed. The pre-transplant Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) status of 172 patients was also recorded...
May 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753095/cerebral-cystic-echinococcosis-in-mongolian-children-caused-by-echinococcus-canadensis
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Orkhontuul Shirmen, Batbold Batchuluun, Avaajigmed Lkhamjav, Tugbayar Tseveen, Tsetsegdelger Munkhjargal, Tsogtsaikhan Sandag, Enkhsaikhan Lkhagvasuren, Tetsuya Yanagida, Yuji Nishikawa, Akira Ito
Recent molecular re-evaluation of Echinococcus granulosus, which causes cystic echinococcosis (CE), has revealed that it is not a single species, but instead consists of 5 cryptic species. Among them, E. granulosus (dog-sheep strain) is predominant (75%) followed by Echinococcus canadensis (22%). The major affected organs, in humans, are the liver (88%) and lungs (11%). Primary cerebral CE comprises less than 1% of all cases. As cerebral CE cases are rare, there are few reports with molecular confirmation of the causative species...
May 9, 2018: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752170/treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-improves-the-severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Shikha S Sundaram, Ann C Halbower, Jelena Klawitter, Zhaoxing Pan, Kristen Robbins, Kelley E Capocelli, Ronald J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of treating obstructive sleep apnea/nocturnal hypoxia on pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) severity and oxidative stress. STUDY DESIGN: Biopsy proven participants (n = 9) with NAFLD and obstructive sleep apnea/hypoxia were studied before and after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for sleep disordered breathing, including laboratory testing and markers of oxidative stress, urine F(2)-isoprostanes...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750764/linezolid-containing-treatment-regimens-for-tuberculosis-in-children
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Luis M Prieto, Begoña Santiago, Teresa Del Rosal, Begoña Carazo, Ana B Jiménez, Beatriz Pérez-Gorricho, Felipe Rubio, Alfredo Tagarro, Daniel Blázquez, David Moreno-Pérez, María J Mellado, Fernando Baquero-Artigao
BACKGROUND: In recent years there is an increasing interest in the use of linezolid for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: Patients under 18 years of age who received linezolid within the Spanish Pediatric TB Network (pTBred) from 2001 to 2016 were retrospectively included. Treatment characteristics, adverse events (AEs) and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Fifteen children were included (53% male) with a median age of 3.6 years (IQR: 1...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749699/histological-findings-in-protocol-biopsies-following-pediatric-liver-transplant-low-incidence-of-abnormalities-at-5-years
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Amin Sheikh, Kai Y Chau, Helen M Evans
Histological abnormalities, including chronic hepatitis, fibrosis, and steatosis, are increasingly reported in liver biopsies of children after LT. These changes may be progressive and represent a form of rejection. Liver biochemistry is often initially normal. Our LT program began in 2002, utilizing tacrolimus and low-dose steroids for the first year post-LT. Patients undergo a protocol biopsy at 1 year post-LT prior to stopping steroids, then at 5 years and every 5 years thereafter. Target tacrolimus levels are 5-8 μg/L and 3-5 μg/L after 3 and 12 months, respectively...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749328/effect-of-ursodeoxycholic-acid-and-vitamin-e-in-the-prevention-of-liver-injury-from-methotrexate-in-pediatric-leukemia
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Mohammadreza Bordbar, Nader Shakibazad, Mohammadreza Fattahi, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Naser Honar
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and antioxidants such as vitamin E are considered to have a protective role in preventing chemotherapy-induced liver damage. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of these agents for hepatoprotection in pediatric patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), who were treated with methotrexate in their maintenance phase of treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty children with B-cell ALL were randomly divided into four groups...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746380/one-year-incidence-of-infection-in-pediatric-intestine-transplantation
#18
Jared W Clouse, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Jonathan A Fridell, Richard S Mangus
BACKGROUND: This study reports the infection rate, location of infection, and pathogen causing bacterial, fungal, or viral infections in intestine transplant recipients at a pediatric transplant center. METHODS: Records from a pediatric center were reviewed for patients receiving an intestine transplant. Positive cultures and pathology reports were used to diagnose bacterial, fungal, and viral infections and also to determine location and infectious agent. Risk for infection was assessed based on liver or colon inclusion, and immunosuppression induction, as part of the intestine transplant...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745028/intellectual-and-academic-outcomes-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-relationship-with-transplant-related-factors
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Soheil Afshar, Melanie Porter, Belinda Barton, Michael Stormon
As survival rates for pediatric liver transplantation continue to increase, research attention is turning towards long-term functional consequences, with particular interest in whether medical and transplant-related factors are implicated in neurocognitive outcomes. The relative importance of different factors is unclear, due to a lack of methodological uniformity, inclusion of differing primary diagnoses, variable transplant policies, and organ availability in different jurisdictions. This cross-sectional, single-site study sought to address various methodological limitations in the literature and the paucity of studies conducted outside of North America and Western Europe by examining the intellectual and academic outcomes of Australian pediatric liver transplant recipients (N = 40)...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744756/regression-of-fibrosis-in-pediatric-liver-diseases
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Vikrant Sood, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Archana Rastogi, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Seema Alam
The concept of irreversibility of cirrhosis has been challenged in the recent past with literature in this regard, albeit still scarce, now being accumulated across all age groups, etiologies, and geographical regions. This small series of nine pediatric cases elegantly recapitulates the concept of regression of hepatic fibrosis/cirrhosis and paves way for further detailed studies to enable development of therapeutic anti-fibrotic modalities in future.
May 9, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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