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#1
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/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
#2
Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614241/albumin-bilirubin-albi-score-at-admission-predicts-possible-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#3
Bo Chen, Sha Lin
The albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) score is a new model for assessing the severity of liver dysfunction. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the prognostic value of the ALBI score in predicting the 3-month outcome of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (AoCLF).This study included 84 patients with HBV-AoCLF, 56 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, and 48 healthy controls (HCs). The virological parameters and biochemical examination of blood were obtained after 12 hours of fasting...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602971/new-developments-in-hepatorenal-syndrome
#4
Ayse L Mindikoglu, Stephen C Pappas
Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS) continues to be one of the major complications of decompensated cirrhosis leading to death in the absence of liver transplantation. Challenges in precisely evaluating renal function in the patient with cirrhosis remain due to the limitations of serum creatinine (Cr) alone in estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR); current GFR estimating models appear to underestimate renal function. Newer models incorporating renal biomarkers, such as the Cr-Cystatin C GFR Equation for Cirrhosis appear to more accurately estimate true GFR...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592438/cd14-cd15-hla-dr-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-impair-antimicrobial-responses-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#5
Christine Bernsmeier, Evangelos Triantafyllou, Robert Brenig, Fanny J Lebosse, Arjuna Singanayagam, Vishal C Patel, Oltin T Pop, Wafa Khamri, Rooshi Nathwani, Robert Tidswell, Christopher J Weston, David H Adams, Mark R Thursz, Julia A Wendon, Charalambos Gustav Antoniades
OBJECTIVE: Immune paresis in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) accounts for infection susceptibility and increased mortality. Immunosuppressive mononuclear CD14(+)HLA-DR(-) myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSCs) have recently been identified to quell antimicrobial responses in immune-mediated diseases. We sought to delineate the function and derivation of M-MDSC in patients with ACLF, and explore potential targets to augment antimicrobial responses. DESIGN: Patients with ACLF (n=41) were compared with healthy subjects (n=25) and patients with cirrhosis (n=22) or acute liver failure (n=30)...
June 7, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588179/childhood-wilson-disease-bangladesh-perspective
#6
M Rukunuzzaman, A B Karim, M Nurullah, F Sultana, M W Mazumder, M A Rahman, S B Billah, F Begum, M Oliullah
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting copper metabolism causing copper induced damage to various organs. In children liver is commonly involved. Central nervous system, eyes, RBC, kidneys, brain and bones may also be affected. Aim of the study is to evaluate clinical & laboratory profile of Wilson's disease in children. This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted at the department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2011 to December, 2013...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587952/the-effect-of-trimetazidine-treatment-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
#7
Runjun Li, Xiuying Tang, Quanmin Jing, Qingsheng Wang, Meihong Yang, Xiaoyu Han, Jiayu Zhao, Xiangyou Yu
PURPOSE: Trimetazidine (TMZ) improves clinical outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure and stable coronary artery disease. No study has yet evaluated the efficacy of TMZ in type 2 diabetes patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). We performed this study to evaluate the efficacy TMZ in DM patients with AMI undergoing PCI, such as the effect on reductions in myocardial enzyme, improvements in liver function, modulation of glucose levels, and improvement in cardiac function...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587352/interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-expression-is-inversely-associated-with-outcomes-of-hepatitis-b-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#8
Jinglan Lai, Yuming Liu, Chen Pan, Chun Lin, Fang Sun, Zuxiong Huang, Yong Lin, Rui Zhou, Yuanbao Lin, Yuanping Zhou
Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) is a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory antagonist of the proinflammatory cytokine IL-1, a critical factor in many inflammatory diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of IL-1ra in hepatitis B-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HB-ACLF). Serum cytokine concentrations were measured using a Q-Plex array in 31 patients with HB-ACLF, 28 patients with acute hepatitis B (AHB), 31 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and 15 healthy control patients (HCs)...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583555/veno-arterial-venous-hybrid-mode-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-combined-with-septic-shock-in-a-liver-transplant-patient-a-case-report
#9
J-I Park, B-H Jung, S-G Lee
BACKGROUND: Post-operative respiratory failure is common in liver transplant patients, with a direct effect on graft and recipient outcomes. We present a case of successful treatment for a patient who had acute respiratory distress syndrome combined with septic shock after living-donor liver transplantation with veno-arterial-venous hybrid mode of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. METHODS: A 49-year-old male patient underwent successful emergency living-donor liver transplantation for acute-on-chronic liver failure associated with alcoholic liver cirrhosis...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545169/plasma-cystatin-c-is-a-predictor-of-renal-dysfunction-aclf-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acutely-decompensated-liver-cirrhosis
#10
Daniel Markwardt, Lesca Holdt, Christian Steib, Andreas Benesic, Flemming Bendtsen, Mauro Bernardi, Richard Moreau, Daniel Teupser, Julia Wendon, Frederik Nevens, Jonel Trebicka, Elisabet Garcia, Marco Pavesi, Vicente Arroyo, Alexander L Gerbes
BACKGROUND: The development of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in patients with liver cirrhosis is associated with high mortality rates. Renal failure is the most significant organ dysfunction that occurs in ACLF. So far there are no biomarkers predicting ACLF. AIM: To investigate whether Cystatin C (CysC) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) can predict development of renal dysfunction (RD), hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), ACLF and mortality, respectively...
May 25, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543844/death-and-liver-transplantation-within-two-years-of-onset-of-drug-induced-liver-injury
#11
Paul H Hayashi, Don Rockey, Robert J Fontana, Hans L Tillmann, Neil Kaplowitz, Huiman Barnhart, Jiezhan Gu, Naga P Chalasani, K Rajender Reddy, Averell H Sherker, Jay H Hoofnagle
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is an important cause of death and indication for liver transplantation (fatality). The role of DILI in these fatalities ispoorly characterized particularly when fatalities occur > 26 weeks after DILI onset. We analyzed patients in the U.S. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network prospective study having a fatal outcome within 2 years of onset. Each case was reviewed by 8 Network investigators and categorized as DILI having a primary, contributory or no role in the fatality...
May 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540169/establishment-of-a-new-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-model
#12
Fangfang Li, Luyang Miao, Hua Sun, Yuyang Zhang, Xiuqi Bao, Dan Zhang
To establish an animal model of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) that would replicate the pathological process of ACLF in humans, rats were administered porcine serum (PS) for 11 weeks. Liver fibrosis was determined by pathological and biochemical assessments. The animals then were injected with d-galactosamine (d-gal) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The survival times of animals with cirrhosis and ACLF were determined over 48 h. Other animals were killed at 0, 4, 8 and 12 h after administration of d-gal/LPS...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537080/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-a-time-to-step-forward
#13
Javier Ampuero
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is defined as a syndrome characterized by acute deterioration of liver function on a chronic liver disease, associated with extrahepatic organ failure and high short-term mortality (≥ 15%). This concept represents a disruption in the traditional spectrum of liver diseases, particularly in liver cirrhosis. ACLF may appear during liver disease ranging from compensated to long-standing cirrhosis. Despite the heterogeneity of definitions, it is clear that ACLF results from different types of precipitants in patients with underlying chronic liver disease, mimicking the prognosis of acute liver failure...
May 24, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526488/-targeting-the-gut-liver-axis-in-liver-disease
#14
REVIEW
Reiner Wiest, Agustin Albillos, Michael Trauner, Jashmohan Bajaj, Rajiv Jalan
The gut is open to the outer environment, harbours the microbiome containing several fold more genetic material than the human genome and produces a myriad of metabolites as well as hormones/peptides. The liver is at the nexus between this vast source of nutrients, toxins and hormones and the remaining human body. Not surprisingly, this liver-gut-axis has hence, been demonstrated in experimental models and in-vitro systems to contribute to the pathogenesis of most liver diseases such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), -steatohepatitis (NASH), cholestatic liver diseases, hepatocellular carcinoma, acute-on-chronic liver failure, progression to fibrosis/cirrhosis and complications of cirrhosis...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508586/role-and-regulation-of-autophagy-and-apoptosis-by-nitric-oxide-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-during-acute-liver-failure
#15
Li Jin, Heng Gao, JiuPing Wang, ShuJuan Yang, Jing Wang, JingFeng Liu, Yuan Yang, TaoTao Yan, Tianyan Chen, Yingren Zhao, Yingli He
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We previously found that hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation induced by autophagy maintains the liver architecture to prevent collapse during acute liver failure (ALF). Nitric oxide (NO) has shown to induce HSC apoptosis. Whether and how NO is involved in ALF and autophagy remains unclear. METHODS: ALF patients were recruited to investigate the correlation between plasma NO levels and clinical features. Liver tissues were collected from chronic hepatitis patients by biopsy and from ALF patients who had undergone liver transplantation...
May 15, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505498/ameliorative-effects-of-rutin-on-hepatic-encephalopathy-induced-by-thioacetamide-or-gamma-irradiation
#16
Somaya Z Mansour, Seham M El-Marakby, Fatma S M Moawed
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a syndrome resulting from acute or chronic liver failure. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of rutin on thioacetamide (TAA) or γ-radiation-induced HE model. Animals were received with TAA (200mg/kg, i.p.) twice weekly for four weeks or exposed to 6Gy of γ-radiation to induce HE then groups orally treated with rutin (50mg/kg b.wt.) for four weeks. At the end of experiment, blood, liver and brain samples were collected to assess biochemical and biophysical markers as well histopathological investigations...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502331/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#17
Wei Yuan, Yu-Yi Zhang, Zheng-Guo Zhang, Ying Zou, Hong-Zhou Lu, Zhi-Ping Qian
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF); however, few studies concerning the risk factors and recovery patterns of renal function have been published. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 150 patients with HBV-ACLF was performed. The occurrence, risk factors and functional recovery of AKI among patients with HBV-ACLF were investigated. RESULTS: A total of 90 patients (60%) with HBV-ACLF developed AKI...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501004/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-slow-disease-progression-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#18
Carlos Gilsanz, Maria-Angeles Aller, Sherezade Fuentes-Julian, Isabel Prieto, Alejandro Blázquez-Martinez, Salvador Argudo, Jorge Fernández-Delgado, Jose Beleña, Jaime Arias, María P De Miguel
A serious complication of chronic hepatic insufficiency is acute-on-chronic liver failure, a recognized syndrome characterized by acute decompensation of cirrhosis and organ/system failure. We investigated the use of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) in an experimental model of acute-on-chronic liver failure, developed by microsurgical extrahepatic cholestasis in rats. Rats undergoing microsurgical extrahepatic cholestasis were treated by intraparenchymal liver injection of human or rat AD-MSCs, undifferentiated or previously differentiated in vitro toward the hepatocyte lineage...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500294/adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-is-overexpressed-in-cirrhosis-and-correlates-with-clinical-outcomes
#19
Isabel Graupera, Mar Coll, Elisa Pose, Chiara Elia, Salvatore Piano, Elsa Solà, Delia Blaya, Patricia Huelin, Cristina Solé, Rebeca Moreira, Gloria de Prada, Núria Fabrellas, Adrià Juanola, Manuel Morales-Ruiz, Pau Sancho-Bru, Càndid Villanueva, Pere Ginès
Fatty-acid-binding proteins (FABPs) are small intracellular proteins that coordinate lipid-mediated processes by targeting metabolic and immune response pathways. The aim of the study was to investigate plasma FABPs levels and their relationship with clinical outcomes in cirrhosis. Plasma levels of L-FABP1(liver and kidney), I-FABP2(intestine), and A-FABP4(adipocyte and macrophages) were measured in 274 patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Hepatic gene expression of FABPs was assessed in liver biopsies from patients with decompensated cirrhosis and in liver cell types from mice with cirrhosis...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489305/prolonged-survival-following-pig-to-primate-liver-xenotransplantation-utilizing-exogenous-coagulation-factors-and-costimulation-blockade
#20
J A Shah, M S Patel, N Elias, N Navarro-Alvarez, I Rosales, R A Wilkinson, N J Louras, M Hertl, J A Fishman, R B Colvin, A B Cosimi, J F Markmann, D H Sachs, P A Vagefi
Since the first attempt of pig-to-primate liver xenotransplantation (LXT) in 1968, survival has been limited. We evaluated a model utilizing α-1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout donors, continuous posttransplant infusion of human prothrombin concentrate complex, and immunosuppression including anti-thymocyte globulin, FK-506, methylprednisone, and costimulation blockade (belatacept, n = 3 or anti-CD40 mAb, n = 1) to extend survival. Baboon 1 remained well until postoperative day (POD) 25, when euthanasia was required because of cholestasis and plantar ulcers...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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