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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138669/medical-and-dental-students-attitude-and-practice-of-prevention-strategies-against-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-a-nigerian-university
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Oyebimpe Jumoke Adenlewo, Peter Olalekan Adeosun, Olawunmi Adedoyin Fatusi
Introduction: Medical and dental students are a high-risk group for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection which is an occupational hazard for them and a leading cause of death globally. Prevention strategies include vaccination and observance of standard precaution. However, available reports claim utilization of the prevention strategies is low. This study evaluated the attitude of the students towards HBV vaccine and cross-infection practices. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study carried out at the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136618/hepcidin-in-iron-homeostasis-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-implications-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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Sintayehu Ambachew, Belete Biadgo
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in epidemic proportions worldwide. Evidence suggests body iron overload is frequently linked and observed in patients with type 2 diabetes. Body iron metabolism is based on iron conservation and recycling by which only a part of the daily need is replaced by duodenal absorption. The principal liver-produced peptide called hepcidin plays a fundamental role in iron metabolism. It directly binds to ferroportin, the sole iron exporter, resulting in the internalization and degradation of ferroportin...
November 15, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136011/ten-year-experience-with-antiretroviral-treatment-in-cambodia-trends-in-patient-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes
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Phirum Lay, Sokkab An, Sunpiseth Soeung, Pich Sovannary Srey, Sopheak Thai, Lutgarde Lynen, Johan van Griensven
BACKGROUND: Although HIV disease stage at ART initiation critically determines ART outcomes, few reports have longitudinally monitored this within Asia. Using prospectively collected data from a large ART program at Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope in Cambodia, we report on the change in patient characteristics and outcomes over a ten-year period. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis including all adults (≥ 18 years old) starting ART from March 2003-March 2013 in a non-governmental hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135887/ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-aged-livers-the-energy-metabolism-inflammatory-response-and-autophagy
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Chunyi Kan, Luisa Ungelenk, Amelie Lupp, Olaf Dirsch, Uta Dahmen
Due to the lack of adequate organs, the number of patients with end-stage liver diseases, acute liver failure or hepatic malignancies waiting for liver transplantation is constantly increasing. Accepting aged liver grafts is one of the strategies expanding the donor pool to ease the discrepancy between the growing demand and the limited supply of donor organs. However, recipients of organs from old donors may show an increased post-transplantation morbidity and mortality due to enhanced ischemia reperfusion injury...
November 11, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135608/the-epidemiology-of-vertebral-osteomyelitis-in-the-united-states-from-1998-to-2013
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Kimona Issa, Bassel G Diebo, Michael Faloon, Qais Naziri, Sina Pourtaheri, Carl B Paulino, Arash Emami
STUDY DESIGN: This is a epidemiological database analysis. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this article are to assess the following characteristics of vertebral osteomyelitis (VO): (1) incidence and patient demographics, (2) mortality rate, (3) length-of-stay (LOS), and (4) admission costs. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: VO is a serious disease with potentially devastating clinical consequences. At present, there is limited data on the epidemiology of VO in the United States as previous reports are based on older studies with small sample sizes...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132303/prevalence-of-naturally-occurring-ns5a-resistance-associated-substitutions-in-patients-infected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-subtype-1a-1b-and-3a-co-infected-or-not-with-hiv-in-brazil
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Fernanda Malta, Karine Vieira Gaspareto, Gaspar Lisboa-Neto, Flair José Carrilho, Maria Cássia Mendes-Correa, João Renato Rebello Pinho
BACKGROUND: Non-structural 5A protein (NS5A) resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) have been identified in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), even prior to exposure to direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). Selection for these variants occurs rapidly during treatment and, in some cases, leads to antiviral treatment failure. DAAs are currently the standard of care for hepatitis C treatment in many parts of the world. Nevertheless, in Brazil, the prevalence of pre-existing NS5A RASs is largely unknown...
November 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132195/current-evidence-for-the-use-of-n-acetylcysteine-following-liver-resection
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Richard Kemp, Jonathan Mole, Dhanny Gomez
BACKGROUND: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has many uses in medicine; notable in the management of paracetamol toxicity, acute liver failure and liver surgery. The aim of this review was to critically appraise the published literature for the routine use of NAC in liver resection surgery. METHODS: An electronic search was performed of EBSCOhost (Medline and CINAHL database), PubMed and the Cochrane Library for the period 1990-2016. MeSH headings: 'acetyl-cysteine', 'liver resection' and 'hepatectomy' were used to identify all relevant articles published in English...
November 13, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128933/proven-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-due-to-aspergillus-sublatus-a-cryptic-species-of-a-nidulans
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Vanda Chrenkova, Vit Hubka, Petr Cetkovsky, Michal Kouba, Barbora Weinbergerova, Pavlina Lyskova, Ludmila Hornofova, Petr Hubacek
Invasive fungal disease represents one of the severe complications in haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. We describe a case of a patient treated for relapse of chronic lymphoblastic leukaemia 6 years after HSCT. The patient was treated for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis but died 3 months later from multiple organ failures consisting of haemorrhagic necrotizing fungal pneumonia, refractory chronic hepatic graft versus host disease and cytomegalovirus hepatitis. Autopsy samples revealed histopathological evidence of fungal hyphae and an unusual Aspergillus nidulans-like species was isolated in pure culture...
November 11, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127519/neutrophil-biology-within-hepatic-environment
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REVIEW
Débora Moreira Alvarenga, Matheus Silvério Mattos, Alan Moreira Araújo, Maísa Mota Antunes, Gustavo Batista Menezes
Neutrophils are the most abundant leukocyte in the human circulation. These short-lived cells are constantly produced from hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) within the bone marrow from which they daily reach the blood and perform major roles in innate immunity. Neutrophils are the first cells to reach inflamed tissues and are armed with a plethora of enzymes that help both with their trafficking within tissues and the killing of pathogens. Damaged or infected organs are rapidly invaded by neutrophils. Their erroneous activation within parenchyma or the vasculature is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases including arthritis, colitis, sepsis, acute lung injury and liver failure...
November 10, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127360/a-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-cholangitis-via-syngeneic-bile-duct-protein-immunization
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Wen-Tao Ma, Qing-Zhi Liu, Jing-Bo Yang, Yan-Qing Yang, Zhi-Bin Zhao, Hong-Di Ma, M Eric Gershwin, Zhe-Xiong Lian
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by the destruction of interlobular biliary ductules, which progressively leads to cholestasis, hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure. Several mouse models have been used to clarify the pathogenesis of PBC and are generally considered reflective of an autoimmune cholangitis. Most models focus on issues of molecular mimicry between the E2 subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex (PDC-E2), the major mitochondrial autoantigen of PBC and xenobiotic cross reactive chemicals...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121925/advances-and-challenges-in-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension
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Annalisa Berzigotti
BACKGROUND: Liver cirrhosis is the fourth cause of death in adults in Western countries, with complications of portal hypertension being responsible for most casualties. In order to reduce mortality, development of accurate diagnostic methods for early diagnosis, effective etiologic treatment, improved pharmacological therapy for portal hypertension, and effective therapies for end-stage liver failure are required. DISCUSSION: Early detection of cirrhosis and portal hypertension is now possible using simple non-invasive methods, leading to the advancement of individualized risk stratification in clinical practice...
November 10, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121107/durability-of-immunity-by-hepatitis-b-vaccine-in-japanese-health-care-workers-depends-on-primary-response-titers-and-durations
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Nori Yoshioka, Matsuo Deguchi, Hideharu Hagiya, Masanori Kagita, Hiroko Tsukamoto, Miyuki Takao, Hisao Yoshida, Norihisa Yamamoto, Yukihiro Akeda, Yoshiko Nabetani, Ikuhiro Maeda, Yoh Hidaka, Kazunori Tomono
BACKGROUND: Health care workers (HCWs) are frequently exposed to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The efficacy and safety of immunization with the hepatitis B (HB) vaccine are well recognized, but the durability of immunity and need for booster doses in those with secondary vaccine response failure remains controversial. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study performed at Osaka University Hospital, Japan. We examined antibodies against HB surface antigen (anti-HBs) titers annually after immunization for previously non-immunized HCWs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121039/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-multimorbidity-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Olga Siga, Barbara Wizner, Karolina Piotrowicz, Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Tomasz Grodzicki
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of multimorbidity and co-existed diseases in hospitalized patients with heart failure (HF) in relation to age and gender. METHODS: The nationwide cross-sectional survey had been conducted in Poland (April-November 2013), in 260 randomly selected hospital wards. A trained nurse contacted with one physician, drawn from the list of all doctors working in the selected hospital's wards, who completed the study questionnaires regarding to clinical characteristics of the last five HF patients, who were discharged from an internal or cardiology ward...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120581/serum-mannose-binding-lectin-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Laila M Yousef, Hesham M Hefny, Asmaa N Mohammad
Approximately 60 - 85% of HCV infections cannot eradicate the virus and progress to chronic hepatitis, this may be explained by failure in host immune responses or by the ability of HCV to defeat host defense mechanisms. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) may play an immunomodulatory role. This work intended to evaluate the relationship of MBL concentration to chronic HCV infection. Two groups, a patient group (n=50) with chronic hepatitis C, and a control group, (n=35) apparently healthy non-infected subjects were studied...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118875/a-fatal-case-of-intra-abdominal-hemorrhage-following-diagnostic-blind-percutaneous-liver-biopsy-in-a-patient-with-peliosis-hepatis
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Saptarshi Biswas, Shekhar Gogna, Prem Patel
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare vascular condition of the liver characterized by the presence of cystic blood filled cavities distributed randomly throughout the liver parenchyma. We describe a case of a 42-year-old previously healthy male patient, airlifted to us in a state of hemorrhagic shock after undergoing percutaneous diagnostic liver biopsy for lesions seen on CT scan. Repeat CT scan with IV contrast on presentation in our hospital showed intraperitoneal bleeding. Hepatic angiography failed to identify any specific bleeding source...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118330/molecular-spectrum-of-secretome-regulates-the-relative-hepatogenic-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-bone-marrow-and-dental-tissue
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Ajay Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Vidya Rattan, Vivekananda Jha, Arnab Pal, Shalmoli Bhattacharyya
Liver regeneration is a spontaneous process that occurs after liver injury, but acute liver failure is a complex and fatal disease which is difficult to treat. Cell-based therapies are promising alternative therapeutic approach for liver failure and different cell sources have been tested in this regard. We investigated the comparative hepatogenic potential of human bone marrow stem cells (BMSC) with stem cells derived from human dental pulp (DPSC), apical papilla (SCAP) and follicle (DFSC) during this study...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115798/acute-alcoholic-hepatitis-a-literature-review-and-proposal-of-treatment
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Gianni Testino, Silvia Leone
Severe acute alcoholic hepatitis (AAH) can lead to a clinical picture with a sixmonth mortality rate in more than 70% of cases. This clinical picture is characterized by: jaundice with a duration of less than three months, jaundice at the first failure event, serum bilirubin greater than 5 mg / dL, ratio AST / ALT> 2: 1, AST less than 500 IU / L, ALT <300 IU / L, neutrophil leukocytosis and a GGT increase. In addition, encephalopathy, fever, asthenia and coagulopathy may be present. Its onset may also be characterized by portalhypertensionrelated complications, particularly bleeding and hepatorenal syndrome...
November 7, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113650/laparoscopic-parenchymal-preserving-liver-resections-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-in-the-era-of-highly-effective-systemic-therapy-and-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-can-often-prevent-a-hemihepatectomy-with-video
#18
Mathieu D'Hondt, Frédéric Ververken, Frederiek Nuytens
BACKGROUND: Preservation of hepatic parenchyma is important in liver surgery to prevent postoperative liver failure and according to some reports it could offer a prolonged survival and lower recurrence rates compared to major hepatectomies in patients with colorectal liver metastases. However, laparoscopic parenchyma-preserving liver resections can be technically challenging. The aim of this video is to illustrate the concept of laparoscopic parenchymal-preserving liver resections after conversion chemotherapy with targeted therapy...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113530/time-course-of-compromised-urea-synthesis-in-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Emilie Glavind, Niels Kristian Aagaard, Henning Gronbaek, Nikolaj Worm Orntoft, Hendrik Vilstrup, Karen Louise Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) markedly decreases the urea synthesis capacity. We aimed to investigate the time course of this compromised essential liver function in patients with AH and its relation to treatment and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with AH were included in a prospective cohort study. We measured the substrate-independent urea synthesis capacity, i.e., the functional hepatic nitrogen clearance (FHNC), in the patients at study entry and again at three months (survivors/available: n = 17)...
November 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113427/-clinical-application-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-treatment-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-and-related-research-advances
#20
L Y Feng, D Z Zhang
Acute-on-chronic liver failure is a syndrome characterized by acute exacerbation of chronic hepatitis, organ failure, and high mortality. Clinical treatment of acute-on-chronic liver failure included comprehensive medical treatment, artificial liver support system, and liver transplantation, but such methods have their own shortcomings and patients tend to have a poor prognosis. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), as a new type of cell therapy, have wide sources and are easy to extract and culture. Many studies have shown that MSC treatment not only helps to achieve a high survival rate, but also has good tolerability and safety; therefore, the clinical value of MSCs has become a hot research topic...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
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