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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533908/ascites-refractory-ascites-and-hyponatremia-in-cirrhosis
#1
Brett Fortune, Andres Cardenas
Ascites is the most common complication related to cirrhosis and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Ascites is a consequence of the loss of compensatory mechanisms to maintain the overall effective arterial blood volume due to worsening splanchnic arterial vasodilation as a result of clinically significant portal hypertension. In order to maintain effective arterial blood volume, vasoconstrictor and antinatriuretic pathways are activated, which increase overall sodium and fluid retention...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507377/spontaneous-evisceration-of-umbilical-hernia-in-a-patient-with-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome
#2
Nilufer Goknar, Gokhan Gundogdu, Mehmet Kucukkoc, Aysegul Dogan Demir, Aysel Vehapoglu, Faruk Oktem
Congenital nephrotic syndrome is a term used to describe a condition in babies who develop severe proteinuria and hypoalbuminaemia within their first three months of life. They generally have oedema and ascites from birth which, because of increased intra-abdominal pressure, can result in an umbilical hernia. The report presents a five-month old infant with congenital nephrotic syndrome who had spontaneous umbilical hernia rupture with evisceration. The approach to umbilical hernias is usually conservative, but in selected cases elective surgery may be indicated...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501971/electrolyte-and-acid-base-disturbances-in-end-stage-liver-disease-a-physiopathological-approach
#3
REVIEW
José Víctor Jiménez, Diego Luis Carrillo-Pérez, Rodrigo Rosado-Canto, Ignacio García-Juárez, Aldo Torre, David Kershenobich, Eduardo Carrillo-Maravilla
Electrolyte and acid-base disturbances are frequent in patients with end-stage liver disease; the underlying physiopathological mechanisms are often complex and represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the physician. Usually, these disorders do not develop in compensated cirrhotic patients, but with the onset of the classic complications of cirrhosis such as ascites, renal failure, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and variceal bleeding, multiple electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances emerge. Hyponatremia parallels ascites formation and is a well-known trigger of hepatic encephalopathy; its management in this particular population poses a risky challenge due to the high susceptibility of cirrhotic patients to osmotic demyelination...
May 13, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490010/a-novel-approach-of-synthesizing-and-evaluating-the-anticancer-potential-of-silver-oxide-nanoparticles-in-vitro
#4
Kaushik Banerjee, Satyajit Das, Pritha Choudhury, Sarbari Ghosh, Rathindranath Baral, Soumitra Kumar Choudhuri
BACKGROUND: Development of novel strategies to kill cancer by sparing normal cells is of utmost importance. Apart from their known antimicrobial activity, only limited information has been recorded regarding the antitumor potential of biocompatible silver oxide nanoparticles (AgONPs). There is a need to evaluate the anticancer potential of biocompatible AgONPs in vitro. METHODS: A new approach of utilizing the leaf extract of Excoecaria agallocha was used to synthesize AgONPs...
May 11, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481873/restoring-pu-1-induces-apoptosis-and-modulates-viral-transactivation-via-interferon-stimulated-genes-in-primary-effusion-lymphoma
#5
H Goto, R Kariya, E Kudo, Y Okuno, K Ueda, H Katano, S Okada
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), which is an aggressive subgroup of B-cell lymphoma associated with Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus/human herpes virus-8, is refractory to the standard treatment, and exhibits a poor survival. Although PU.1 is downregulated in PEL, the potential role of its reduction remains to be elucidated. In this investigation, we analyzed the DNA methylation of PU.1 cis-regulatory elements in PEL and the effect of restoring PU.1 on PEL cells. The mRNA level of PU.1 was downregulated in PEL cells...
May 8, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468020/novel-approaches-to-reducing-the-risk-of-variceal-hemorrhage
#6
Frederik Nevens
BACKGROUND: Complications of advanced liver disease occur at the moment of clinical significant portal hypertension. Nitric oxide (NO) dysfunction and fibrosis play an important role in the pathophysiology of PH, but other mechanisms are also involved. Non-selective beta blockers (NSBB) stay the cornerstone in the primary and secondary prevention of variceal bleeding, but their safety in advanced cirrhosis has been recently debated and new drugs are under investigation. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and balloon tamponade are the standard therapy in case of refractory variceal bleeding, but both interventions have drawbacks...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468013/translating-our-current-understanding-of-ascites-management-into-new-therapies-for-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-fluid-retention
#7
Elisa Pose, Andres Cardenas
Ascites is the most common complication associated with cirrhosis resulting in poor quality of life, high risk of development of other complications of cirrhosis, increased morbidity and mortality associated with surgical interventions, and poor long-term outcome. Patients with cirrhosis and a first onset of ascites, have a probability of survival of 85% during the first year and 56% at 5 years without liver transplantation. Ascites is caused due to increased renal sodium retention as a result of increased activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in response to marked vasodilation of the splanchnic circulation...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433104/wilson-disease-symptomatic-liver-therapy
#8
Jan Pfeiffenberger, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel
Wilson disease leads to symptomatic impairment of liver function or liver cirrhosis. Strict adherence to decoppering agents is essential in these patients. Secondary prevention of additional hepatic damage by avoidance of other toxic substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) and sufficient calorie intake is recommended. Routine examinations in cirrhotic patients include screening for signs of portal hypertension (esophagus varices), development of ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Where varices are present, primary or secondary preventive interventions may include treatment with nonselective beta-blockers or variceal ligation, similar to the approach in patients with liver cirrhosis due to other etiologies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376088/the-temporal-dynamics-of-chromosome-instability-in-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines-and-primary-patient-samples
#9
Signe Penner-Goeke, Zelda Lichtensztejn, Megan Neufeld, Jennifer L Ali, Alon D Altman, Mark W Nachtigal, Kirk J McManus
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most prevalent form of ovarian cancer and has the highest mortality rate. Novel insight into EOC is required to minimize the morbidity and mortality rates caused by recurrent, drug resistant disease. Although numerous studies have evaluated genome instability in EOC, none have addressed the putative role chromosome instability (CIN) has in disease progression and drug resistance. CIN is defined as an increase in the rate at which whole chromosomes or large parts thereof are gained or lost, and can only be evaluated using approaches capable of characterizing genetic or chromosomal heterogeneity within populations of cells...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367597/salvage-therapy-with-lenalidomide-containing-regimen-for-relapsed-refractory-castleman-disease-a-report-of-three-cases
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Xinping Zhou, Juying Wei, Yinjun Lou, Gaixiang Xu, Min Yang, Hui Liu, Liping Mao, Hongyan Tong, Jie Jin
Castleman disease (CD) is uncommon non-clonal lymphoproliferative disorder with unknown etiology. No standard therapy is recommended for relapsed/refractory CD patients, thus requiring development of novel experimental approaches. Our cohort of three adult patients with multicentric CD (MCD) were treated with refractory to traditional chemotherapy lenalidomide-containing regimens (10-25 mg lenalidomide perorally administered on days 1-21 in 28-day cycle) as second- to fourth-line treatment. Partial remission was achieved in first plasma-cell CD patient, who relapsed seven months after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and then failed to respond to four cycles of chemotherapy...
April 3, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364815/challenges-in-renal-failure-treatment-before-liver-transplant
#11
REVIEW
Fabrizio Fabrizi, Piergiorgio Messa
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with cirrhosis and ascites on the waiting list for liver transplant. Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is an important cause of AKI among cirrhotics. A dynamic definition of AKI in patients with cirrhosis has been introduced and changed the diagnosis criteria. Liver transplantation remains the better option but the medical management of HRS has changed. Terlipressin plus albumin is currently the gold standard. Surgery and liver or kidney support systems have been recommended...
May 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360372/peritonitis-as-the-first-presentation-of-disseminated-listeriosis-in-a-patient-on-peritoneal-dialysis-a-case-report
#12
Weiwei Beckerleg, Vaibhav Keskar, Jolanta Karpinski
Infections with Listeria monocytogenes are uncommon but serious, with mortality rate approaching 30% in cases of systemic involvement despite first-line therapy. They are usually caused by ingestion of contaminated foods, but spontaneous infections have also been described. Listeria monocytogenes is a rare cause of peritonitis, and most of the published cases are in patients with cirrhosis and ascites. There are a few reported cases of Listeria peritonitis associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD), primarily isolated peritonitis...
March 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353560/a-life-threatening-case-of-tafro-syndrome-with-dramatic-response-to-tocilizumab-rituximab-and-pulse-steroids-the-first-case-report-in-latin-america
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Fabio Freire José, Lucila Nassif Kerbauy, Guilherme Fleury Perini, Danielle Isadora Blumenschein, Denise da Cunha Pasqualin, Denise Maria Avancini Costa Malheiros, Guilherme de Carvalho Campos Neto, Fabio Pires de Souza Santos, Ronaldo Piovesan, Nelson Hamerschlak
RATIONALE: This is the report of the first case of TAFRO syndrome (Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, myelofibrosis, Renal dysfunction, Organomegaly) in Latin America. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 61-year-old white woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, who presented with a history of 8 days of nausea, vomiting, and fever; severe pitting edema in both legs, ascites, splenomegaly, and palpable axillary lymph nodes. DIAGNOSES: Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed bilateral pleural effusion and retroperitoneal lymph node enlargement...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302292/short-term-effects-of-tolvaptan-in-patients%C3%A2-with-acute-heart-failure-and%C3%A2-volume-overload
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Marvin A Konstam, Michael Kiernan, Arthur Chandler, Ravi Dhingra, Freny Vaghaiwalla Mody, Howard Eisen, W Herbert Haught, Lynne Wagoner, Divya Gupta, Richard Patten, Paul Gordon, Kenneth Korr, Russell Fileccia, Susan J Pressler, Douglas Gregory, Patricia Wedge, Douglas Dowling, Matthew Romeling, Jeremy M Konstam, Joseph M Massaro, James E Udelson
BACKGROUND: In patients with acute heart failure (AHF), dyspnea relief is the most immediate goal. Renal dysfunction, diuretic resistance, and hyponatremia represent treatment impediments. OBJECTIVES: It was hypothesized that the addition of tolvaptan to a background diuretic improved dyspnea early in patients selected for an enhanced vasopressin antagonism response. METHODS: In a double-blind trial, patients were randomized to tolvaptan 30 mg/day or placebo...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236454/il-15-super-agonist-alt-803-enhances-natural-killer-nk-cell-function-against-ovarian-cancer
#15
M Felices, S Chu, B Kodal, L Bendzick, C Ryan, A J Lenvik, K L M Boylan, H C Wong, A P N Skubitz, J S Miller, M A Geller
OBJECTIVE: Natural killer (NK) cells represent a powerful immunotherapeutic target as they lyse tumors directly, do not require differentiation, and can elicit potent inflammatory responses. The objective of these studies was to use an IL-15 super-agonist complex, ALT-803 (Altor BioScience Corporation), to enhance the function of both normal and ovarian cancer patient derived NK cells by increasing cytotoxicity and cytokine production. METHODS: NK cell function from normal donor peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and ovarian cancer patient ascites was assessed using flow cytometry and chromium release assays ±ALT-803 stimulation...
February 21, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225784/a-novel-intraperitoneal-metastatic-xenograft-mouse-model-for-survival-outcome-assessment-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#16
Md Sazzad Hassan, Niranjan Awasthi, Jun Li, Margaret A Schwarz, Roderich E Schwarz, Urs von Holzen
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has become the dominant type of esophageal cancer in United States. The 5-year survival rate of EAC is below 20% and most patients present with locally advanced or widespread metastatic disease, where current treatment is largely ineffective. Therefore, new therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. Improvement of EAC patient outcome requires well-characterized animal models in which to evaluate novel therapeutics. In this study we aimed to establish a peritoneal dissemination xenograft mouse model of EAC that would support survival outcome analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207849/inhibition-of-peritoneal-dissemination-of-colon-cancer-by-hyperthermic-co2-insufflation-a-novel-approach-to-prevent-intraperitoneal-tumor-spread
#17
Yuanfei Peng, Hua Yang, Qing Ye, Houming Zhou, Minhua Zheng, Yinghong Shi
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of laparoscopic surgery for advanced gastrointestinal cancer raises concerns about intra-peritoneal tumor spread. Prevention of peritoneal dissemination is extremely important but a preventive modality is lacking. The aim of this study was to examine a novel approach (hyperthermic CO2 insufflation, HT-CO2) for preventing peritoneal dissemination during laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: A peritoneal dissemination model was established in Balb/c nu/nu mice by intraperitoneal injection of human colon cancer cells (SW1116, 1×106)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191012/application-of-modified-small-bladder-patch-to-bladder-double-layer-sutures-to-improve-renal-transplantation-in-mice
#18
Chen Wenwei, Yang Yirong, Katarzyna M Stevens, Michal Heger, Xia Peng
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to introduce an improved surgical procedure to reduce the incidence of urinary tract complications after renal transplantation in mice using a modified bladder patch-to-bladder anastomosis technique. METHODS: Renal isotransplantation was performed in 28 male C57BL/6 mice. The urinary tract was reconstructed with a ureteral anastomosis between the donor's small bladder patch and the recipient's bladder. The bladder patch was secured through a cystotomy in the recipient's bladder mucosa and seromuscular layers, which were sutured in a double-layer manner...
2017: European Surgery: ACA: Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185616/tuberculous-peritonitis
#19
Urvashi Vaid, Gregory C Kane
Tuberculous peritonitis is rare in the United States but continues to be reported to occur in certain high-risk populations, which include patients with AIDS or cirrhosis, patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, recent immigrants from areas of high endemicity, and those who are immunosuppressed. The diagnosis of this disease requires a high clinical index of suspicion and should be considered in the differential of ascites with a lymphocyte predominance and serum-ascitic albumin gradient of <1...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159551/antibody-mediated-depletion-of-immunosuppressive-factors-from-ovarian-carcinoma-associated-ascites-for-investigation-of-paracrine-versus-autocrine-effects
#20
E Brencicova, S S Diebold
Many studies seek to explore the impact of extrinsic soluble factors present in serum, interstitial fluids or cell-conditioned media on cells in vitro. A convenient approach to elucidate the effects of a particular factor is its selective neutralization. However, intrinsic production of soluble factors such as cytokines by the cultured cells is common and can have an impact via autocrine mechanisms. The addition of cytokine-specific neutralizing antibodies leads to neutralization of the targeted factors irrespective of their source and affects paracrine and autocrine effects alike...
April 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
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