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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935930/acute-ischemic-stroke-and-acute-on-chronic-kidney-disease
#1
R A Aftab, A H Khan, H A AbdulRazzaq, A S Adnan
Ischemic stroke is due to either local thrombus formation or emboli that occlude a cerebral artery, together with chronic kidney disease represent major mortality and morbidity.Here we present a case of 53 years old Malay man, admitted to a hospital in Malaysia complaining of sudden on set of weakness on right sided upper and lower limb associated with slurred speech. Patient was also suffering from uncontrolled hypertension, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney disease stage 4, and diabetes mellitus (uncontrolled)...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932180/liver-transplant-recipient-with-tumefactive-demyelinating-lesions-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
D-L Wan, K-W Ren, L-L Zhang, B Wang, Z L Zhai, X-Y Zhang, Y-C Yang, S-S Zheng
Tumefactive demyelinating lesions (TDLs) that may resemble brain neoplasms or abscesses are uncommon but noteworthy. A solid knowledge of how to distinguish TDLs from malignancy or infection is a key step to avoid unnecessary medical or surgical interventions. Almost all the intracranial demyelination diseases after liver transplantation (LT) refer to central pontine myelinolysis or extrapontine myelinolysis; TDLs after LT have never been reported. In 2005, a 45-year-old Chinese male underwent orthotopic LT due to "acute on chronic liver failure" in our hospital...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924081/liver-guardian-modifier-and-target-of-sepsis
#3
REVIEW
Pavel Strnad, Frank Tacke, Alexander Koch, Christian Trautwein
Sepsis and septic shock are characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. The liver has a central role during sepsis, and is essential to the regulation of immune defence during systemic infections by mechanisms such as bacterial clearance, acute-phase protein or cytokine production and metabolic adaptation to inflammation. However, the liver is also a target for sepsis-related injury, including hypoxic hepatitis due to ischaemia and shock, cholestasis due to altered bile metabolism, hepatocellular injury due to drug toxicity or overwhelming inflammation, as well as distinct pathologies such as secondary sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients...
December 7, 2016: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923694/neuropsychiatric-performance-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-who-is-normal
#4
REVIEW
Sara Montagnese, Michele De Rui, Paolo Angeli, Piero Amodio
Normal neuropsychiatric performance in cirrhosis has been traditionally defined by the absence of any degree of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and/or the absence of psychometric or neurophysiological abnormalities, by comparison with reference data from the healthy population. It is our impression that as our understanding and management of end-stage liver disease continues to change, the concept of normal neuropsychiatric performance may also need updating. This review explores novel and possibly more pragmatic interpretations of neuropsychiatric "normality" by comparison with top personal performance, in terms of risk of overt HE/brain failure and in relation with events such as liver transplantation, decompensation, acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portal-systemic Shunt (TIPS) placement...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903208/early-experience-of-a-new-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-device-for-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure
#5
Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Hergen Buscher, James Winearls, Jeff Breeding, Debasish Ghosh, Shimonti Chaterjee, Gary Braun, Eldho Paul, John F Fraser, John Botha
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in the technology of extracorporeal respiratory assist systems have led to a renewed interest in extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCOR). The Hemolung is a new, low-flow, venovenous, minimally invasive, partial ECCOR device that has recently been introduced to clinical practice to aid in avoiding invasive ventilation or to facilitate lung-protective ventilation. OBJECTIVE: We report our early experience on use, efficacy and safety of the Hemolung in three Australian intensive care units...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900295/diagnostic-performance-of-volume-and-limited-oblique-mri-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-compared-to-knee-arthroscopy
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Paula J Richards, Iain McCall, Alexandra Kraus, Mary Jones, Gayle Maffulli, Stephen Bridgman, Nicola Maffulli
BACKGROUND: Many strategies have been used to improve the visualisation of the ACL including sagittal, coronal oblique sequences, and 3D volume imaging. Nevertheless, the ACL may not always be visualised. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty-one consecutive patients (77 females; 154 males; average age 43.5, range 18 to 82 years; 205 with chronic, 20 acute, and 6 acute on chronic symptoms) underwent knee arthroscopy for mechanical symptoms within a week of MRI. After routine orthogonal sequences, if general MRI radiographers, with over four years experience, were not able to identify the presence of the ACL, then two 3D volume sequences and 2D limited sagittal oblique T1 sequences were performed...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895407/assessment-of-scoring-systems-for-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-at-predicting-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-alcoholic-hepatitis
#7
Hee Yeon Kim, Chang Wook Kim, Tae Yeob Kim, Do Seon Song, Dong Hyun Sinn, Eileen L Yoon, Young Kul Jung, Ki Tae Suk, Sang Soo Lee, Chang Hyeong Lee, Tae Hun Kim, Jeong Han Kim, Hyung Joon Yim, Sung Eun Kim, Soon Koo Baik, Byung Seok Lee, Jae Young Jang, Young Seok Kim, Sang Gyune Kim, Jin Mo Yang, Joo Hyun Sohn, Heon Ju Lee, Seung Ha Park, Eun Hee Choi, Dong Joon Kim
AIM: To assess the performance of proposed scores specific for acute-on-chronic liver failure in predicting short-term mortality among patients with alcoholic hepatitis. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from 264 patients with clinically diagnosed alcoholic hepatitis from January to December 2013 at 21 academic hospitals in Korea. The performance for predicting short-term mortality was calculated for Chronic Liver Failure-Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (CLIF-SOFA), CLIF Consortium Organ Failure score (CLIF-C OFs), Maddrey's discriminant function (DF), age, bilirubin, international normalized ratio and creatinine score (ABIC), Glasgow Alcoholic Hepatitis Score (GAHS), model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), and MELD-Na...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881294/comparison-of-outcomes-with-arthroscopic-repair-of-acute-on-chronic-within-6-months-and-chronic-rotator-cuff-tears
#8
Jeung Yeol Jeong, Seung Yeop Song, Jae Chul Yoo, Keun Min Park, Sang Min Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to define preoperative and intraoperative findings of acute-on-chronic rotator cuff tears (RCTs). This study also compared the functional and clinical outcomes with acute-on-chronic RCTs and chronic RCTs. METHODS: This study was conducted between December 2007 and December 2013. An acute-on-chronic full-thickness RCT was diagnosed with preoperative and intraoperative findings on arthroscopy. The study group consisted of 36 patients with preoperative and intraoperative findings (surgery performed within 6 months of trauma) indicative of an acute-on-chronic RCT...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851604/1970-acute-kidney-injury-cell-cycle-arrest-biomarkers-in-acute-on-chronic-heart-failure-a-case-report
#9
Savneek Chugh, Sohaib Tariq
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847646/hyperammonemia-is-associated-with-increasing-severity-of-both-liver-cirrhosis-and-hepatic-encephalopathy
#10
Abidullah Khan, Maimoona Ayub, Wazir Mohammad Khan
Background. Hyperammonemia resulting from chronic liver disease (CLD) can potentially challenge and damage any organ system of the body, particularly the brain. However, there is still some controversy regarding the diagnostic or prognostic values of serum ammonia in patients with over hepatic encephalopathy, especially in the setting of acute-on-chronic or chronic liver failure. Moreover, the association of serum ammonia with worsening Child-Pugh grade of liver cirrhosis has not been studied. Objective. This study was conducted to solve the controversy regarding the association between hyperammonemia and cirrhosis, especially hepatic encephalopathy in chronically failed liver...
2016: International Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842627/polyarteritis-nodosa-presenting-as-a-bladder-outlet-obstruction
#11
M Borkum, H Y Abdelrahman, R Roberts, A A Kalla, I G Okpechi
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) of the urinary tract is rare. An unusual case of systemic PAN involving the bladder neck is described. A 27-year-old man, with known diastolic hypertension diagnosed 2 years earlier, was admitted with chronic urinary obstruction complicated by hydronephrosis. He had symptoms of myalgia and weight loss, was afebrile but had an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and acute-on-chronic renal impairment. All virological and serological tests including hepatitis B and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody were negative...
November 2, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836924/spleen-contributes-significantly-to-increased-circulating-levels-of-fibroblast-growth-factor23-in-response-to-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation
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Shweta Bansal, William E Friedrichs, Chakradhar Velagapudi, Denis Feliers, Khaled Khazim, Diane Horn, John E Cornell, Sherry L Werner, Paolo Fanti
BACKGROUND: Circulating levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) increase progressively and correlate with systemic inflammation in chronic kidney disease (CKD). The aim of this study was to identify and characterize the causal relationship between FGF23 and inflammation in CKD. METHODS: Circulating FGF23 and inflammatory cytokines were correlated in healthy subjects and patients with varying levels of CKD. In addition, FGF23 expression in blood and solid organs was measured in normal mice that were exposed acutely (one time) or chronically (2-week) to low-dose lipopolysaccharide (LPS); chronic exposure being either sustained (subcutaneous pellets), intermittent (daily injections) or combined sustained plus acute (subcutaneous pellets plus acute injection on the day of sacrifice)...
November 10, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828717/natural-killer-group-2a-expressed-on-both-peripheral-cd3-cd56-nk-cells-and-cd3-cd8-t-cells-plays-a-pivotal-negative-regulatory-role-in-the-progression-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#13
Rui-Tian Yi, Ying-Hua Niu, Hong-Li Liu, Tie-Ying Zhang, Yu-Cong Yang, Yu Zhang, Dong-Lin Yin, Tian-Yan Chen, Ying-Ren Zhao
To explore the role of surface receptors natural killer group 2A (NKG2A) and natural killer group 2D (NKG2D) on CD3(+)CD8(+)T cells and CD3(-)CD56(+)NK cells in the progression of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), we measured the expression of NKG2A and NKG2D on the surface of these 2 types of circulating cells by flow cytometry in 3 groups. One group consists of 36 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), another one consists of 22 patients with HBV-related ACLF, and the last one has 12 normal controls (NC)...
December 2016: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827877/acute-hepatitis-e-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
#14
REVIEW
Johannes Hartl, Malte H Wehmeyer, Sven Pischke
The relevance of acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections has been underestimated for a long time. In the past, HEV infection had been interpreted falsely as a disease limited to the tropics until the relevance of autochthonous HEV infections in the Western world became overt. Due to increased awareness, the incidence of diagnosed autochthonous HEV infections (predominantly genotype 3) in industrialized countries has risen within the last decade. The main source of infections in industrialized countries seems to be infected swine meat, while infections with the tropical HEV genotypes 1 and 2 usually are mainly transmitted fecal-orally by contaminated drinking water...
November 3, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822882/plasma-von-willebrand-factor-levels-predict-in-hospital-survival-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#15
K S Prasanna, Ashish Goel, G Jayakumar Amirtharaj, Anup Ramachandran, K A Balasubramanian, Ian Mackie, Uday Zachariah, K G Sajith, Elwyn Elias, C E Eapen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Circulating levels of von Willebrand factor (vWF) predict mortality in patients with cirrhosis. We hypothesized that systemic inflammation in acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) will stimulate endothelium, increase vWF levels, and promote platelet microthrombi causing organ failure. METHODS: In this prospective study, we correlated plasma vWF levels with organ failure, liver disease severity, sepsis, and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and also analyzed if vWF levels predicted in-hospital composite poor outcome (i...
November 8, 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815438/the-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-syndrome-or-when-the-innate-immune-system-goes-astray
#16
REVIEW
Joan Clària, Vicente Arroyo, Richard Moreau
The acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) syndrome is characterized by acute decompensation of cirrhosis, organ failure, and high 28-d mortality. ACLF displays key features of systemic inflammation and its poor outcome is closely associated with exacerbated systemic inflammatory responses. In this review, we describe the prevailing characteristics of systemic inflammation in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and ACLF, with special emphasis on the principal features of the cytokine storm the mechanisms underlying this intense systemic inflammatory response (i...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808144/acute-on-chronic-pancreatitis-as-the-initial-manifestation-of-extensive-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Nissy A Philip, Shounak Majumder, Sarah E Kerr, Ferga C Gleeson, Suresh T Chari, Randall K Pearson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802158/a-small-rna-in-neutrophils-protects-against-acute-on-chronic-alcoholic-liver-injury
#18
Shaogui Wang, Wen-Xing Ding
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 8, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789550/obscure-upper-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-haemosuccus-pancreaticus
#19
Prateush Singh, Asim Khan, Manuel Jasper, Javaid Subhani
A Caucasian man aged 28 years with a history of pancreatitis presented with fatigue, intermittent melaena and severe anaemia. Symptomatic treatment for anaemia was coupled with thorough investigation to localise the source of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Two oesophagogastroduodenoscopies and colonoscopies failed to identify a cause. CT abdomen revealed splenomegaly secondary to splenic vein thrombosis with evidence of portal hypertension and small collateral vessels. A CT mesenteric angiogram revealed a splenic artery pseudoaneurysm as the likely source of bleeding...
October 27, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788704/-screening-of-serum-biomarkers-by-isobaric-tags-for-relative-and-absolute-quantitation-in-patients-with-hbv-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#20
H M Liu, F Y Gao, H Yu, P P Meng, Y Y Jiang, X B Wang
Objective: To investigate the screening of serum biomarkers in patients with HBV-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (HBV-ACLF) by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ). Methods: Gel electrophoresis was used to isolate and remove high-abundant proteins. Each group of peptides was labeled by the iTRAQ reagents and then tested with an UltiMateTM 3000 nanoliter high-performance liquid chromatograph, and a Q-Exactive tandem mass spectrometer. The Protein Discovery software was used to analyze mass spectrometry data and perform bioinformatic analysis for differentially expressed proteins...
August 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
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