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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224351/subcirrhotic-liver-stiffness-by-fibroscan-correlates-with-lower-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-hbv-related-cirrhosis
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Mi Young Jeon, Hye Won Lee, Seung Up Kim, Ja Yoon Heo, Sojung Han, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) varies, even in the context of cirrhosis. We investigated the relationship between liver stiffness (LS) in subcirrhotic range, assessed via transient elastography (TE), and risk of HCC development in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB)-related cirrhosis. METHODS: Data on 540 patients presenting with clinically evident CHB-related cirrhosis between April 2006 and December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively...
February 21, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216578/tumor-microenvironment-a-paradigm-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-and-therapy
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Maryam Tahmasebi Birgani, Vinicio Carloni
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the most lethal and prevalent cancers in the human population. Different etiological factors such as hepatitis B and C virus, alcohol and diabetes cause liver injury followed by inflammation, necrosis and hepatocytes proliferation. Continuous cycles of this destructive-regenerative process culminates in liver cirrhosis which is characterized by regenerating nodules that progress to dysplastic nodules and ultimately HCC. Despite its significance, there is only an elemental understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms, and there are only limited therapeutic options...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213130/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-impairs-insulin-signaling-and-promotes-lipid-accumulation-in-hepatocytes
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Kerstin Rufinatscha, Bernhard Radlinger, Jochen Dobner, Sabrina Folie, Claudia Bon, Elisabeth Profanter, Claudia Ress, Karin Salzmann, Gabriele Staudacher, Herbert Tilg, Susanne Kaser
Dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 [DPP-4) has evolved into an important target in diabetes therapy due to its role in incretin hormone metabolism. In contrast to its systemic effects, cellular functions of membranous DPP-4 are less clear. Here we studied the role of DPP-4 in hepatic energy metabolism. In order to distinguish systemic from cellular effects we established a cell culture model of DPP-4 knockdown in human hepatoma cell line HepG2. DPP-4 suppression was associated with increased basal glycogen content due to enhanced insulin signaling as shown by increased phosphorylation of insulin-receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1), protein kinase B/Akt and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK)/ERK, respectively...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203279/a-noninvasive-diagnostic-model-to-assess-nonalcoholic-hepatic-steatosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Hongjie Ou, Shaohang Cai, Ying Liu, Muye Xia, Jie Peng
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a noninvasive diagnostic test for nonalcoholic hepatic steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) by using routinely available clinical markers. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with CHB, with or without hepatic steatosis (fatty change) who were diagnosed with controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) measured by transient elastography were included. Patient information was analyzed on lifestyle; laboratory tests, including serum lipid levels; blood pressure; blood uric acid; and medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202439/variable-reliability-of-surrogate-measures-of-insulin-sensitivity-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Kirstine N Bojsen-Moller, Carsten Dirksen, Maria S Svane, Nils B Jørgensen, Jens J Holst, Erik A Richter, Sten Madsbad
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) induces weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity when evaluated by the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp (HEC). Surrogate indices of insulin sensitivity calculated from insulin and glucose concentrations at fasting or after an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) are frequently used, but have not been validated after RYGB. Our aim was to evaluate whether surrogate indices reliably estimate changes in insulin sensitivity after RYGB. Four fasting (inverse-HOMA-IR, HOMA2-%S, QUICKI, revised-QUICKI) and three OGTT-derived surrogates (Matsuda, Gutt, OGIS) were compared with HEC-estimated peripheral insulin sensitivity (Rd or Rd/I, depending on how the index was originally validated) and the tracer-determined hepatic insulin sensitivity index (HISI) in patients with preoperative type 2 diabetes (n=10) and normal glucose tolerance (n=10) 1 week, 3 months and 1 year postoperatively...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192880/ameliorating-effect-of-betanin-a-natural-chromoalkaloid-by-modulating-hepatic-carbohydrate-metabolic-enzyme-activities-and-glycogen-content-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-experimental-rats
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Indumathi Dhananjayan, Sujithra Kathiroli, Srinivasan Subramani, Vinothkumar Veerasamy
Betanin, a chromoalkaloid of beetroot, has shown significant biological effects of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic activities. So, we attempted to determine whether betanin (a natural pigment) would be protective against hyperglycemia in streptozotocin (STZ) - nicotinamide (NA) induced diabetic rats. Rats were injected with STZ (40mg/kgb.w.) 15 mins after the administration of NA (110mg/kgb.w.) by intraperitonially (i.p.) 30days for the induction of experimental diabetes mellitus. After 72h diabetic rats were treated with betanin orally at a doses of 10, 20 and 40mg/kg b...
February 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191913/treatment-with-the-glucagon-receptor-antagonist-ly2409021-increases-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Christof M Kazda, Juan Frias, Irene Foga, Xuewei Cui, Cristina B Guzman, Parag Garhyan, Cory Heilmann, Jihui Anne Yang, Thomas A Hardy
AIMS: To assess the effect of LY2409021 on systolic blood pressure (SBP) in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This 6-week, randomized, crossover study evaluated the effects of once-daily administration of LY2409021 20 mg vs those of placebo on SBP, diastolic BP (DBP), and mean arterial pressure (MAP) using 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) in 270 subjects treated with diet/exercise ± metformin. Other measures included changes in glycemic control, serum lipids, and hepatic safety markers...
February 13, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183456/regulation-of-the-novel-adipokines-hepatokines-fetuin-a-and-fetuin-b-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Susan Kralisch, Annett Hoffmann, Ulrike Lössner, Jürgen Kratzsch, Matthias Blüher, Michael Stumvoll, Mathias Fasshauer, Thomas Ebert
OBJECTIVE: Fetuin B has recently been introduced as a novel adipokine/hepatokine which is significantly increased in hepatic steatosis and mediates impaired insulin action, as well as glucose intolerance. However, regulation of fetuin B in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), as well as its longitudinal changes in the peripartum period, have not been elucidated, so far. DESIGN AND METHODS: Circulating fetuin A and fetuin B were quantified in 74 women with GDM and 74 healthy and gestational age-matched controls by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay during pregnancy (median gestational age: 201days)...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183446/genetic-ablation-of-phosphatidylcholine-transfer-protein-stard2-in-ob-ob-mice-improves-glucose-tolerance-without-increasing-energy-expenditure
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Tibor I Krisko, Katherine B LeClair, David E Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Phosphatidylcholine transfer protein (PC-TP; synonym StarD2) is highly expressed in liver and oxidative tissues. PC-TP promotes hepatic glucose production during fasting and aggravates glucose intolerance in high fat fed mice. However, because PC-TP also suppresses thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue (BAT), its direct contribution to obesity-associated diabetes in mice remains unclear. Here we examined the effects of genetic PC-TP ablation on glucose homeostasis in leptin-deficient ob/ob mice, which exhibit both diabetes and altered thermoregulation...
March 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167322/-nlrp3-inflammasome-blockade-reduces-liver-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-nash-in-mice
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Auvro R Mridha, Alexander Wree, Avril A B Robertson, Matthew M Yeh, Casey D Johnson, Derrick M Van Rooyen, Fahrettin Haczeyni, Narci C-H Teoh, Christopher Savard, George N Ioannou, Seth L Masters, Kate Schroder, Matthew A Cooper, Ariel E Feldstein, Geoffrey C Farrell
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation occurs in NAFLD. We used the first small molecule NLRP3 inhibitor, MCC950, to test whether inflammasome blockade alters inflammatory recruitment and liver fibrosis in two murine models of steatohepatitis. METHODS: We fed foz/foz and wildtype (Wt) mice atherogenic diet 16 weeks, gavaged MCC950 or vehicle until 24 weeks, then determining NAFLD phenotype. In mice fed methionine/choline deficient (MCD) diet, we gavaged MCC950 or vehicle 6 weeks and determined effects on liver fibrosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166749/antidiabetic-effects-of-brucea-javanica-seeds-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Abdulwali Ablat, Mohammed Farouq Halabi, Jamaludin Mohamad, Muhammad Hafiz Husna Hasnan, Hazrina Hazni, Ser-Huy Teh, Jamil A Shilpi, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Khalijah Awang
BACKGROUND: Brucea javanica (B. javanica) seeds, also known as "Melada pahit" in Indo-Malay region are traditionally used to treat diabetes. The objective of this study was to determine antidiabetic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of B. javanica seeds on nicotinamide (NA)-streptozotocin (STZ) induced type 2 diabetic (T2D) rats and to analyze its chemical composition that correlate with their pharmacological activities. METHODS: A hydroethanolic extract of B...
February 6, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165437/relationship-of-recovered-hepatitis-b-infection-with-appearance-of-toxic-propylthiouracil-hepatitis
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Lejla Čalkić, Lejla Bajramović-Omeragić
Aim To investigate the relationship between recovered hepatitis B infection with appearance of toxic propylthiouracil (PTU) hepatitis and point out the growing importance of the use of drugs in the development of hepatitis. Methods A case of a 45-year-old female patient with suspicion of acute viral hepatitis who had polypragmasy of drugs in the last ten years, due to the polymorphism of symptoms/illnesses (diabetes mellitus, depression, hypertension, hypothyroidism) was presented. Results A female patient had hyperthyroidism after resolved viral hepatitis B with HBsAg seroconversion (HBsAg negative, antiHBs positive)...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151547/sonography-predicts-liver-steatosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Erin M Kelly, Vickie A Feldstein, Dustin Etheridge, Rebecca Hudock, Marion G Peters
OBJECTIVES: Liver inflammation and fibrosis may impair the ability of sonography to identify steatosis. We determined the accuracy of sonography in grading steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B compared to liver biopsy. METHODS: We conducted was a single-center retrospective study of all nontransplanted patients with chronic hepatitis B undergoing sonography and liver biopsy between 2004 and 2014 (n = 109). Steatosis was graded by sonography as none, mild, moderate, or severe...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145001/treatment-with-the-natural-fxr-agonist-chenodeoxycholic-acid-reduces-clearance-of-plasma-ldl-whilst-decreasing-circulating-pcsk9-lipoprotein-a-and-apolipoprotein-c-iii
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M Ghosh Laskar, M Eriksson, M Rudling, B Angelin
BACKGROUND: The natural farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) suppresses hepatic cholesterol and bile acid synthesis and reduces biliary cholesterol secretion and triglyceride production. Animal studies have shown that bile acids downregulate hepatic LDL receptors (LDLRs); however, information on LDL metabolism in humans is limited. METHODS: Kinetics of autologous (125) I-LDL were determined in 12 male subjects at baseline and during treatment with CDCA (15 mg kg(-1) day(-1) )...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135777/simeprevir-and-daclatasvir-for-12-or-24-weeks-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-hcv-genotype-1b-and-advanced-liver-disease
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Christophe Hézode, Piero L Almasio, Stefan Bourgeois, Peter Buggisch, Ashley Brown, Moises Diago, Yves Horsmans, Lawrence Serfaty, Ferenc Szalay, Giovanni B Gaeta, Ramon Planas, Michael Schlag, Isabelle Lonjon-Domanec, Edmund Omoruyi, Ralph DeMasi, Stefan Zeuzem
We investigated the efficacy and safety of simeprevir (SMV) plus daclatasvir (DCV) in treatment-naïve patients with chronic, genotype (GT) 1b hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and advanced liver disease, excluding patients with pre-defined NS5A resistance-associated substitutions (RAS) METHODS: This phase II, open-label, single-arm, multicentre study included patients aged ≥18 years with advanced fibrosis or compensated cirrhosis (METAVIR F3/4). Patients with NS5A-Y93H or L31M/V RAS at screening were excluded...
January 30, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133615/pregnancy-during-adolescence-and-associated-risks-an-8-year-hospital-based-cohort-study-2007-2014-in-romania-the-country-with-the-highest-rate-of-teenage-pregnancy-in-europe
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Demetra-Gabriela Socolov, Magdalena Iorga, Alexandru Carauleanu, Ciprian Ilea, Iolanda Blidaru, Lucian Boiculese, Razvan-Vladimir Socolov
Aim. To determine pregnancy and delivery outcomes among teenagers. Materials and Methods. An 8-year retrospective comparative hospital-based cohort study is analysing singleton pregnancy comorbidities and delivery parameters of a teenage group under the age of 20 compared with a young adult group 20-24 years of age in a university hospital. Results. Teenage is a risk factor for preterm birth <37 weeks (1.21 [1.08-1.35]), foetal growth restriction (1.34 [1.21-1.48]), episiotomy (1.27 [1.21-1.34]), uterine revision (1...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130810/shift-in-disparities-in-hepatitis-c-treatment-from-interferon-to-daa-era-a-population-based-cohort-study
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N Z Janjua, N Islam, J Wong, E M Yoshida, A Ramji, H Samji, Z A Butt, M Chong, D Cook, M Alvarez, M Darvishian, M Tyndall, M Krajden
We evaluated the shift in the characteristics of people who received interferon-based hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments and those who received recently introduced direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) in British Columbia (BC), Canada. The BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort includes 1.5 million individuals tested for HCV or HIV, or reported cases of hepatitis B and active tuberculosis in BC from 1990 to 2013 linked to medical visits, hospitalization, cancer, prescription drugs and mortality data. This analysis included all patients who filled at least one prescription for HCV treatment until 31 July 2015...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123560/adefovir-dipivoxil-induced-fanconi-syndrome-and-its-predictive-factors-a-study-of-28-cases
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Yong Lin, Fan Pan, Yingchao Wang, Ziqian Chen, Chun Lin, Lvfeng Yao, Xin Zhang, Rui Zhou, Chen Pan
The aim of the present study was to identify monitoring and prevention measures as well as predictive factors for early detection of renal toxicity associated with long-term administration of adefovir dipivoxil in order to avoid progression to Fanconi syndrome. Clinical data of 28 patients with Fanconi syndrome caused by long-term administration of adefovir dipivoxil for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection were collected pre-and post-administration for analysis. Patients presented with fatigue, progressive systemic pain in multiple bones and joints, as well as difficulty in walking and pathological fractures in a number of severe cases...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121337/effects-of-sglt2-inhibitors-on-weight-loss-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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F A Ribola, F B Cançado, J H M Schoueri, V F De Toni, V H R Medeiros, D Feder
SGLT2 (sodium-glucose cotransporter type 2) inhibitors are a new class of drugs which reversibly block the glucose reabsorption that occurs in the kidneys. Since their mechanisms of action do not rely on insulin secretion, they constitute a complementary alternative to the classic treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. A glycemic level reduction in patients who used SGLT2 inhibitors due to the reversible block of their transporters could be observed. Associated with this, there was a reduction in body weight and blood pressure (BP) caused by osmotic diuresis...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114428/treatment-efficacy-and-safety-of-tenofovir-based-therapy-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-real-life-cohort-study-in-korea
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Hyo Jun Ahn, Myeong Jun Song, Jeong Won Jang, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kew Yoon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-based therapy in naïve and treatment-experienced chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients for 96 weeks in Korean real life practice. METHODS: A total of 209 CHB patients with a prescription for TDF at the Seoul and Daejeon St. Mary's hospitals were enrolled from December 2012 to October 2014. We compared the virological responses and evaluated the renal safety of treatment-naive and treatment-experienced patients...
2017: PloS One
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