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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644739/treatment-of-hepatitis-c-with-new-fixed-dose-combinations
#1
Vicente Soriano
The advent of oral direct-acting antivirals (DAA) has revolutionized the hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapeutic landscape providing cure rates over 90%. However, a subset of patients remains at higher risk for treatment failure, including those infected with: i) genotype 3 and cirrhosis; ii) resistance-associated substitutions (RAS) occurring either as natural polymorphisms or selected after prior DAA failure; and iii) poor drug adherence associated with social disabilities (homeless, psychiatric illnesses, injection drug use, alcoholism, etc...
June 23, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644197/preoperative-regional-maximal-removal-rate-of-technetium-99m-galactosyl-human-serum-albumin-is-correlated-with-liver-functional-parameters-but-did-not-predict-postoperative-morbidity
#2
Koichi Yano, Atsushi Nanashima, Yoshiro Fujii, Masahide Hiyoshi, Naoya Imamura, Takeomi Hamada, Yuki Tsuchimochi, Takashi Wada, Yoichi Mizutani, Toshinori Hirai
BACKGROUND: Recently, posthepatectomy complications have been predicted by advances of new liver functional parameters, and the technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) liver scintigraphy has been applied widely for this purpose. We evaluated the clinical significance of the regional maximal removal rate (GSA-Rmax) in patients with various liver diseases as predictors of posthepatectomy complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2012 and March 2016, we examined 200 patients who underwent hepatectomy for liver and biliary diseases...
June 22, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643816/-budd-chiari-syndrome-and-ulcerative-colitis-in-an-adolescent
#3
Federico Marchetti, Martina Mainetti, Michela Giovannini, Cristina Morelli
In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) there is an increased incidence of thromboembolic events. We report a case of a female, age 14, with a 6 months history of diarrhea with occasional presence of red blood and with a very distended abdomen with evident ascites. The diagnosis was Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) in ulcerative colitis (UC). Therapy with subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin, methylprednisolone, mesalazine was started. Clinical and radiological features quickly improved. No thrombophilia abnormality nor other risk factor for thrombosis were detected...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642818/nivolumab-as-salvage-treatment-in-a-patient-with-hiv-related-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-liver-failure-with-encephalopathy
#4
Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Francis Mogollon-Duffo, Ankita Patel, Nathan Visweshwar, Damian A Laber, Richard Kim, Michael V Jagal
BACKGROUND: We report the first case to our knowledge of a patient with relapsed/refractory classical hodgkin lymphoma and liver failure with encephalopathy along with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome infection, successfully treated with nivolumab without major side effects and encouraging prolonged disease control. CASE PRESENTATION: In December 2015, at the time of the patient's progression from his Hodgkin lymphoma after fourth line treatment, he developed persistent fevers, abdominal distension, jaundice and worsening of his liver function tests...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642298/does-acid-base-equilibrium-correlate-with-remnant-liver-volume-during-stepwise-liver-resection
#5
Mohammad Golriz, Sepehr Abbasi, Parham Fathi, Ali Majlesara, Thorsten Brenner, Arianeb Mehrabi
Small for size and flow syndrome (SFSF) is one of the most challenging complications following extended hepatectomy (EH). After EH, hepatic artery flow decreases and portal vein flow increases per 100 gram remnant liver volume (RLV). This causes hypoxia followed by metabolic acidosis. A correlation between acidosis and post-hepatectomy liver failure has been postulated, but not studied systematically in a large animal model or clinical setting. In our study, we performed stepwise liver resections on nine pigs to defined SFSF limits as follows: step 1: segment II/III resection, step 2: segment IV resection, step 3: segment V/VIII resection (RLV: 75%, 50% and 25% respectively)...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641515/the-development-of-stem-cell-based-treatment-for-liver-failure
#6
Tiantian Zhu, Yuwen Li, Yusheng Guo, Chuanlong Zhu
Liver failure is a devastating clinical syndrome with a persistently mortality rate despite advanced care. According to the pathological histology, hepatic failure was divided into four categories: acute liver failure (ALF), subacute liver failure (SALF), acute - on - chronic liver failure (ACLF) and chronic liver failure (CLF). Orthotopic liver transplantation protected patients from hepatic failure. Yet, limitations including postoperative complications, high costs, and shortages of donor organs defect its application...
June 15, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641354/-acute-liver-failure-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-hepatorenal-syndrome-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-portopulmonary-hypertension-artificial-liver-support-on-the-icu
#7
Uwe Lodes, David Jacob, Frank Meyer
Background Acute hepatic dysfunction in the form of acute liver failure (ALF) or acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a disease with a high risk of mortality and requires interdisciplinary intensive care. Aim This article explains the nomenclature, pathophysiology, prognosis and possible treatment options of ALF and ACLF, including the possibilities of extracorporeal liver support therapy at the point of liver transplantation (LTx). Method Narrative review with a selective literature review and representative case studies...
June 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640516/damp-molecular-il-33-augments-monocytic-inflammatory-storm-in-hepatitis-b-precipitated-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#8
Xiaoxing Du, Yu Shi, Ying Yang, Ye Yu, Guohua Lou, Fangfang Lv, Zhi Chen, Qiao Yang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) usually exhibit defective monocyte function and excessive systemic inflammatory response. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) acts as a danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) to modulate immune response. However, the role of IL-33 in regulating monocyte function during hepatitis B-precipitated ACLF (HB-ACLF) in response to lipopolisaccharide (LPS) has not been clear. METHODS: In the present study, the levels of IL-33/ST2 in blood and liver samples collected from patients with HB-ACLF, chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and normal controls and the associated of those findings with disease severity were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640087/fatal-lactic-acidosis-in-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-decompensated-cirrhosis-treated-with-tenofovir-a-case-report
#9
Tae Yang Jung, Dae Won Jun, Kang Nyeong Lee, Hang Lak Lee, Oh Young Lee, Byung Chul Yoon, Ho Soon Choi
RATIONALE: Recently tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) has been widely used as a first-line therapy for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. Although TDF demonstrates successful viral suppression, the possibility of renal failure and lactic acidosis has been proposed with TDF administration, especially in human immunodeficiency virus co-infected patients. However, TDF induced lactic acidosis has never been reported in CHB mono-infected patients. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old man received TDF for hepatitis B associated with cirrhosis...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637826/indirect-regulation-of-endogenous-glucose-production-by-insulin-the-single-gateway-hypothesis-revisited
#10
Richard N Bergman, Malini S Iyer
On the basis of studies that investigated the intraportal versus systemic insulin infusion and transendothelial transport of insulin, we proposed the "single gateway hypothesis," which supposes an indirect regulation of hepatic glucose production by insulin; the rate-limiting transport of insulin across the adipose tissue capillaries is responsible for the slow suppression of free fatty acids (FFAs), which in turn is responsible for delayed suppression of hepatic endogenous glucose production (EGP) during insulin infusion...
July 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632753/mait-cells-launch-a-rapid-robust-and-distinct-hyperinflammatory-response-to-bacterial-superantigens-and-quickly-acquire-an-anergic-phenotype-that-impedes-their-cognate-antimicrobial-function-defining-a-novel-mechanism-of-superantigen-induced-immunopathology
#11
Christopher R Shaler, Joshua Choi, Patrick T Rudak, Arash Memarnejadian, Peter A Szabo, Mauro E Tun-Abraham, Jamie Rossjohn, Alexandra J Corbett, James McCluskey, John K McCormick, Olivier Lantz, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, S M Mansour Haeryfar
Superantigens (SAgs) are potent exotoxins secreted by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. They target a large fraction of T cell pools to set in motion a "cytokine storm" with severe and sometimes life-threatening consequences typically encountered in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Given the rapidity with which TSS develops, designing timely and truly targeted therapies for this syndrome requires identification of key mediators of the cytokine storm's initial wave. Equally important, early host responses to SAgs can be accompanied or followed by a state of immunosuppression, which in turn jeopardizes the host's ability to combat and clear infections...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631698/-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-a-20-year-experience-with-treatment
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T M Ignatova, L V Kozlovskaya, N B Gordovskaya, O A Chernova, S Yu Milovanova, P I Novikov, T P Nekrasova, T V Beketova, N A Mukhin
AIM: To summarize the experience of a multidisciplinary therapy hospital in treating patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients (mean age, 49.4±10.3 years) with HCV-associated CV were examined and followed up for an average period of 2.8±3.6 years. The efficiency of traditional (corticosteroids ± cyclophosphamide) and selective (rituximab) immunosuppressive therapy (IST) was estimated in 31 and 15 observations, respectively, and that of antiviral therapy (AVT) in 25...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629281/noninvasive-quantitative-assessment-of-hepatic-steatosis-by-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-among-adult-patients-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Angelique Huijbers, Geert Wanten, Helena Maria Dekker, Marinette van der Graaf
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease is a frequent complication in patients with chronic intestinal failure (CIF), with steatosis as a dominant feature in adults. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) is a noninvasive method to quantify liver fat content (LFC). In this study, LFC was assessed with 1H-MRS, taking into account the possible accumulation of paramagnetic components of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) that may disturb these measurements. METHODS: LFC was measured in 15 adult CIF patients who had been receiving HPN for >6 months...
June 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625086/hepatitis-c-virus-apolipoprotein-interactions-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-impact
#14
Emilie Crouchet, Thomas F Baumert, Catherine Schuster
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. Moreover, chronic HCV infection is associated with liver steatosis and metabolic disorders. With 130-150 million people chronically infected in the world, HCV infection represents a major public health problem. One hallmark on the virus is its close link with hepatic lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Areas covered: HCV is associated with lipoprotein components such as apolipoproteins. These interactions play a key role in the viral life cycle, viral persistence and pathogenesis of liver disease...
June 17, 2017: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624484/progression-to-stage-d-heart-failure-among-outpatients-with-stage-c-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Andreas P Kalogeropoulos, Ayman Samman-Tahhan, Jeffrey S Hedley, Andrew A McCue, Jonathan B Bjork, David W Markham, Kunal N Bhatt, Vasiliki V Georgiopoulou, Andrew L Smith, Javed Butler
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to estimate the rate of progression to Stage D heart failure (HF) among outpatients with Stage C HF and to identify risk factors for progression. BACKGROUND: The pool of patients who may be candidates for advanced HF therapies is growing. METHODS: We estimated 3-year progression to clinically determined Stage D HF and competing mortality among 964 outpatients with Stage C heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), where ejection fraction is ≤40%...
June 14, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623994/placement-of-tunneled-cuffed-vascular-catheter-through-superior-vena-cava-puncture
#16
Songhui Zhai, Qiuyan Zhao, Yanhuan Feng, Yang Yu, Li Zhou, Tianlei Cui, Ping Fu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of placement of tunneled cuffed catheters through direct percutaneous puncture of the superior vena cava (SVC) in patients with occluded right and left innominate veins. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all patients with right and left innominate vein occlusions who underwent tunneled catheter placement with direct SVC puncture between January 2012 and December 2014. Under fluoroscopic guidance with the patient in a supine position, a 5F catheter was placed at the distal end of the SVC through the femoral vein, iliac vein, or hepatic vein...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621875/retransplantation-after-a-failed-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death-liver-transplant-meld-exception-priority-and-second-chances
#17
EDITORIAL
Peter L Abt, David S Goldberg
Increased utilization of higher-risk liver allografts is hampered by concerns about an increased risk of post-transplant graft failure and subsequent death if the patient is not retransplanted. This dilemma faces clinicians considering broader use of livers from donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD) donors. In the setting of primary non-function or early hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT), there is a mechanism for standardized awarding of Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) exception points...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621226/pten-a-potential-prognostic-marker-in-virus-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
Ayesha Khalid, Tabinda Hussain, Sobia Manzoor, Muhammad Saalim, Saba Khaliq
PTEN is the second most frequently mutated tumor suppresser gene in cancers after p53. Genetic and epigenetic alterations in the PTEN gene and its regulatory regions have been reported in various studies. PTEN is a crucial downregulator of the pro-survival phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin pathway and also suppresses insulin signaling. Failure to regulate these pathways leads to increase in cell proliferation and migration which in turn promotes tumorigenesis. PTEN underexpression is mediated by a variety of cytokines and stress kinases which seem to collectively induce the RAS/mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621023/pediatric-liver-transplantation-for-fulminant-hepatic-failure-secondary-to-intentional-iron-overdose
#19
Joanne Lai, Jaime Chu, Ronen Arnon
Acute iron poisoning may lead to life-threatening hepatotoxicity. We present the cases of two pediatric patients with hepatotoxicity following intentional iron ingestion that progressed rapidly to fulminant hepatic failure despite treatment with deferoxamine. Liver transplantation was lifesaving in both patients. These cases emphasize the need for a high index of suspicion for iron ingestion, close monitoring for liver toxicity, and timely consideration for liver transplantation.
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620674/organ-dysfunction-and-failure-following-brain-death-do-not-preclude-successful-donation
#20
Eno-Obong I Essien, Nehu Parimi, Jennifer Gutwald-Miller, Tyree Nutter, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Organ dysfunction is common after neurologic determination of death (NDD) but before organ collection. Reliable markers for graft success following transplant of these organs would be useful. We sought to determine the relationship between the donor after neurologic determination of death (DNDD) pathophysiology and successful organ donation. METHODS: Donor information was obtained through the local organ procurement organization. Donor demographics and clinical data points for cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, hepatic, hematological and neuroendocrine systems were reviewed 12 h before and 12 h after neurologic determination of death was declared...
June 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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