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Benjamin L Woolbright, Hartmut Jaeschke
Drug-induced acute liver failure carries a high morbidity and mortality rate. Acetaminophen overdose is the number one cause of acute liver failure and remains a major problem in Western medicine. Administration of N-acetyl cysteine is an effective antidote when given before the initial rise in toxicity; however, many patients present to the hospital after this stage occurs. As such, treatments which can alleviate late-stage acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure are imperative. While the initial mechanisms of toxicity are well described, a debate has occurred recently in the literature over whether or not there exists a second phase of injury, mediated by inflammatory processes...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910775/hepatoprotective-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action-of-triterpenoids-from-lingzhi-or-reishi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lucidum-agaricomycetes-on-%C3%AE-amanitin-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
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Huihui Wu, Shanshan Tang, Zhaoqin Huang, Qian Zhou, Ping Zhang, Zuohong Chen
Most fatal mushroom poisonings are caused by species of the genus Amanita; the amatoxins are responsible for acute liver failure and death in humans. Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known traditional medicinal mushroom that has been shown to have obvious hepatoprotective effects. This study evaluated the hepatoprotective effects of triterpenoids from G. lucidum on liver injury induced by a-amanitin (α-AMA) in mice and the mechanisms of action of these triterpenoids, including radical scavenging and antiapoptosis activities...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908284/obscured-hemorrhagic-pancreatitis-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-complicated-with-acute-right-heart-failure-and-hepatic-dysfunction-a-case-report
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Ting-Wei Lin, Meng-Ta Tsai, Jun-Neng Roan, Yi-Sheng Liu, Hong-Ming Tsai, Chwan-Yau Luo
BACKGROUND: Pancreatitis is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and can lead to significant morbidities and mortality. The incidence of pancreatitis is even higher in patients undergoing heart transplantation than in those undergoing other cardiac surgeries. Nevertheless, the clinical presentations of pancreatitis are frequently atypical in these patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a heart recipient who was complicated with acute right heart failure initially after orthotopic heart transplantation and developed devastating unanticipated hemorrhagic pancreatitis 1 month after the transplantation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900388/data-driven-modeling-for-precision-medicine-in-pediatric-acute-liver-failure
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Ruben Zamora, Yoram Vodovotz, Qi Mi, Derek Barclay, Jinling Yin, Simon Horslen, David Rudnick, Kathleen M Loomes, Robert H Squires
Absence of early outcome biomarkers for Pediatric Acute Liver Failure (PALF) hinders medical and liver transplant decisions. We sought to define dynamic interactions among circulating inflammatory mediators to gain insights into PALF outcome sub-groups. Serum samples from 101 participants in the PALF study, collected over the first 7 days following enrollment, were assayed for 27 inflammatory mediators. Outcomes (Spontaneous survivors [S, n=61], Non-survivors [NS, n=12], and liver transplant patients [LTx, n=28]) were assessed at 21 days post-enrollment...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899277/protective-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-dependent-cd39-and-cd73-in-fulminant-acute-liver-failure
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Eunyoung Tak, Dong-Hwan Jung, Seok-Hwan Kim, Gil-Chun Park, Dae Young Jun, Jooyoung Lee, Bo-Hyun Jung, Varvara A Kirchner, Shin Hwang, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe life-threatening disease which usually arises in patients with-irreversible liver illnesses. Although human ectonucleotide triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1, E-NTPDase1 (CD39) and ecto-5'-nucleotidase, Ecto5'NTase (CD73) are known to protect tissues from ALF, the expression and function of CD39 and CD73 during ALF are currently not fully investigated. We tested whether CD39 and CD73 are upregulated by hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α, and improve ischemic tolerance to ALF...
November 27, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896824/patients-with-the-worst-outcomes-after-paracetamol-acetaminophen-induced-liver-failure-have-an-early-monocytopenia
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J K Moore, A C MacKinnon, T Y Man, J R Manning, S J Forbes, K J Simpson
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure (ALF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Studies have implicated the immune response, especially monocyte/macrophages as being important in dictating outcome. AIM: To investigate changes in the circulating monocytes and other immune cells serially in patients with ALF, relate these with cytokine concentrations, monocyte gene expression and patient outcome. METHODS: In a prospective case-control study in the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, 35 consecutive patients admitted with paracetamol-induced liver failure (POD-ALF), 10 patients with non-paracetamol causes of ALF and 16 controls were recruited...
November 28, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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
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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/27893685/acute-liver-failure-caused-by-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shide Lin, Ying Li, Jun Long, Qichuan Liu, Fangwan Yang, Yihuai He
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare condition that can be caused by a primary or acquired disorder of uncontrolled immune response. Liver injury is a common complication of HLH; however, HLH presenting as acute liver failure (ALF) has rarely been reported in adults. CASE SUMMARY: A 34-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with nausea and fatigue persisting for 2 weeks and jaundice for 1 week. He had hyperthermia at the onset of disease...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885576/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-and-hepatic-encephalopathy-cause-effect-or-association
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Anna Czarnecka, Krzysztof Milewski, Magdalena Zielińska
The methylated derivative of L-arginine, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is synthesized in different mammalian tissues including the brain. ADMA acts as an endogenous, nonselective, competitive inhibitor of all three isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and may limit L-arginine supply from the plasma to the enzyme via reducing its transport by cationic amino acid transporters. Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a relatively frequently diagnosed complex neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with acute or chronic liver failure, characterized by symptoms linked with impaired brain function leading to neurological disabilities...
November 25, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885344/drug-induced-hypersensitivity-syndrome-caused-by-carbamazepine-used-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Yuko Ono, Tsuyoshi Shimo, Yoshinori Shirafuji, Toshihisa Hamada, Masanori Masui, Kyoichi Obata, Mayumi Yao, Koji Kishimoto, Akira Sasaki
An 88-year-old man was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, and treatment of carbamazepine 200 mg/day was initiated. About 6 weeks later, the patient developed a skin rash accompanied by fever. He was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) caused by carbamazepine. Oral carbamazepine treatment was stopped, but blood tests showed acute liver and acute renal failure. Drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test (DLST) for carbamazepine, human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) IgG, and CMV-HRP were negative...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884245/acute-kidney-injury-in-asians%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation-treated%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-dabigatran%C3%A2-or-warfarin
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Lai-Chu See, Chun-Li Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether dabigatran is associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the risk of AKI in Asians with NVAF who were prescribed dabigatran versus warfarin. METHODS: The authors analyzed patients enrolled in the Taiwan nationwide retrospective cohort study from June 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Dabigatran and warfarin were taken by 7,702 and 7,885 NVAF patients without a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 2,256 and 2,089 NVAF patients with a history of CKD, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883411/acute-liver-failure-during-treatment-of-interferon-alpha-2a-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-coinfection-of-parvovirus-b19
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Barbara Sobala-Szczygieł, Anna Boroń-Kaczmarska, Lucjan Kępa, Barbara Oczko-Grzesik, Damian Piotrowski, Wojciech Stolarz
Parvovirus B19 infection is associated with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations among which some are well known but others remain controversial. The role of this infection as a cause of acute hepatitis or exacerbation of chronic liver disease requires discussion regarding its significance in a strategy of prevention and treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis. Clinical importance of this infection in patients with chronic hepatitis B treated with pegylated interferon alpha 2a is still unclear but exactly in this population significant complications during treatment may arise...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883410/acute-liver-failure-during-treatment-of-interferon-alpha-2a-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-coinfection-of-parvovirus-b19
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Barbara Sobala-Szczygieł, Anna Boroń-Kaczmarska, Lucjan Kępa, Barbara Oczko-Grzesik, Damian Piotrowski, Wojciech Stolarz
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2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882234/dysgerminoma-developing-from-an-ectopic-ovary-in-a-patient-with-wagr-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rie Miura, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Tatsuhiko Shigeto, Masayuki Futagami, Hideki Mizunuma, Akira Kurose, Kazushi Tsuruga, Shinya Sasaki, Kiminori Terui, Etsuro Ito
WAGR syndrome is caused by an 11p13 deletion and includes Wilms' tumor, aniridia, genitourinary anomalies and mental retardation. We encountered a case of a dysgerminoma originating in an ectopic ovary in a woman with WAGR syndrome. Our patient was a 24-year-old nulliparous woman who was diagnosed with WAGR syndrome. The patient had undergone left nephrectomy for a Wilms' tumor and postoperative chemotherapy at the age of 7 months. She also had a history of glaucoma surgery in both eyes, and was followed up at the Department of Pediatrics for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, liver dysfunction and hyperuricemia...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882127/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-steroid-therapy-on-acute-liver-failure
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Bo Zhao, Hui-Yan Zhang, Gui-Juan Xie, Hui-Min Liu, Qing Chen, Rui-Feng Li, Jian-Ping You, Sha Yang, Qing Mao, Xu-Qing Zhang
The effects of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with acute or subacute liver failure (ALF or SALF) are controversial. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the efficacy of corticosteroids in improving spontaneous survival (SS) rate in patients with ALF and SALF, and to determine the groups with the highest rates of response to, and the most effective timing of, corticosteroid administration. A retrospective analysis was performed of all patients with ALF and SALF who were hospitalized in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Southwest Hospital, Chongqing, China from 2000-2012...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875571/short-and-long-term-mortality-rates-of-elderly-acute-kidney-injury-patients-who-underwent-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Harin Rhee, Keum Sook Jang, Jong Man Park, Jin Suk Kang, Na Kyoung Hwang, Il Young Kim, Sang Heon Song, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Ihm Soo Kwak
BACKGROUND: The world's population is aging faster and the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) needing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasing in elderly population. The outcome of AKI needing CRRT in elderly patients is known to be poor. However, the definitions of elderly used in the previous literatures were diverse and, there were few data that compared the long-term mortality rates of these patients with middle aged patients. This study was aimed to evaluate this issue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874233/induction-of-hepatocyte-like-cells-from-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-defined-micrornas
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Xia Zhou, Lina Cui, Xinmin Zhou, Qiong Yang, Lu Wang, Guanya Guo, Yu Hou, Weile Cai, Zheyi Han, Yongquan Shi, Ying Han
Generating functional hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is of great urgency for bio-artificial liver support system (BALSS). Previously, we obtained HLCs from human umbilical cord-derived MSCs by overexpressing seven microRNAs (HLC-7) and characterized their liver functions in vitro and in vivo. Here, we aimed to screen out the optimal miRNA candidates for hepatic differentiation. We sequentially removed individual miRNAs from the pool and examined the effect of transfection with remainder using RT-PCR, periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) uptake assays and by assessing their function in liver injury models...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872770/herpes-simplex-virus-hepatitis-in-an-immunocompetent-host-resembling-hepatic-pyogenic-abscesses
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Carrie Down, Amit Mehta, Gayle Salama, Erika Hissong, Russell Rosenblatt, Michael Cantor, David Helfgott, Kristen Marks
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis represents a rare complication of HSV infection, which can progress to acute liver failure and, in some cases, death. We describe an immunocompetent 67-year-old male who presented with one week of fever and abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen showed multiple bilobar hepatic lesions, some with rim enhancement, compatible with liver abscesses. Subsequent liver biopsy, however, revealed hepatocellular necrosis, HSV-type intranuclear inclusions, and immunostaining positive for herpes virus type 2 (HSV-2)...
2016: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869328/real-life-efficacy-and-safety-of-paritaprevir-ritonavir-ombitasvir-and-dasabuvir-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-in-hong-kong
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Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Owen Tak-Yin Tsang, Yee-Tak Hui, James Fung, Grace Chung-Yan Lui, Ching-Lung Lai, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Kam-Hon Chan, David Yiu-Kuen But, Moon-Sing Lai, Wai-Cheung Lao, Carmen Ka-Man Chan, Yip-Shun Lam, Wai-Kay Seto, Carlton Li, Man-Fung Yuen, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In registration studies, combination therapy of paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir and dasabuvir (PrOD) with and without ribavirin for 12-24 weeks can achieve >90% sustained virological response (SVR) for genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, data in Asia is scanty. We aimed to study the efficacy and safety of this combination therapy in chronic hepatitis C patients in Hong Kong. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 6 local hospitals which have prescribed PrOD with and without ribavirin to patients with genotype 1 chronic HCV infection as part of a global compassionate program...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866810/histological-characterisation-of-visceral-changes-in-a-patient-with-type-2-gaucher-disease-treated-with-enzyme-replacement-therapy
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Yuko Tezuka, Mitsumasa Fukuda, Shohei Watanabe, Takeshi Nakano, Kentaro Okamoto, Kazuyo Kuzume, Yoshiaki Yano, Mariko Eguchi, Minenori Ishimae, Eiichi Ishii, Tatsuhiko Miyazaki
Gaucher disease is a lysosomal storage disease caused by deficiency of glucocerebrosidase and accumulation of glucocerebroside. Three major sub-types have been described, type 2 is an acute neurological form that exhibits serious general symptoms and poor prognosis, compared with the other types. This case was a girl diagnosed with type 2 Gaucher disease at 12months of age who presented with poor weight gain from infancy, stridor, hypertonia, hepatosplenomegaly, trismus and an eye movement disorder. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) was administered, but she had frequent myoclonus and developmental regression...
November 12, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
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