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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110453/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Bryan Doherty, Vinod E Nambudiri, William C Palmer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare biliary adenocarcinoma associated with poor outcomes. Cholangiocarcinoma is subdivided into extrahepatic and intrahepatic variants. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is then further differentiated into (1) peripheral mass-forming tumors and (2) central periductal infiltrating tumors. We aimed to review the currently known risk factors, diagnostic tools, and treatment options, as well as highlight the need for further clinical trials and research to improve overall survival rates...
January 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108440/autoimmune-hepatitis-and-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-rare-association
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Saroj Lohani, Salik Nazir, Niranjan Tachamo, Pavani Pagolu
We describe a case of 40-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with symptoms of non-radiating epigastric pain for 4-5 days associated with nausea and vomiting. Her history was significant for asthma with recurrent exacerbations, polyneuropathy and recurrent sinus infections. Liver function tests revealed cholestasis. Antinuclear antibody and antismooth muscle cell antibody were positive. Liver biopsy revealed active chronic hepatitis with cholestasis. A diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis was made. All other causes of cholestatic jaundice were ruled out...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106928/diagnostic-considerations-for-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Galia Pollock, Gerald Y Minuk
Cholestatic liver disease results from insufficient bile synthesis, secretion and/or flow through the biliary tract. Common presenting features include fatigue, pruritus and cholestatic liver enzyme abnormalities wherein elevations of serum alkaline phosphatase and gamma-glutamyltransferases levels exceed those of alanine and aspartate aminotransferases. With prolonged cholestasis, fat soluble vitamin deficiencies, fibrosis, cirrhosis and on occasion, carcinoma of the biliary tract or liver can occur. Once mechanical obstruction to bile flow has been ruled out, the majority of causes can be classified as immune-mediated, infectious or miscellaneous...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101303/efficacy-of-multiple-biliary-stenting-for-refractory-benign-biliary-strictures-due-to-chronic-calcifying-pancreatitis
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Hiroshi Ohyama, Rintaro Mikata, Takeshi Ishihara, Yuji Sakai, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Shin Yasui, Toshio Tsuyuguchi
AIM: To investigate endoscopic therapy efficacy for refractory benign biliary strictures (BBS) with multiple biliary stenting and clarify predictors. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with stones in the pancreatic head and BBS due to chronic pancreatitis who underwent endoscopic therapy were evaluated. Endoscopic insertion of a single stent failed in all patients. We used plastic stents (7F, 8.5F, and 10F) and increased stents at intervals of 2 or 3 mo. Stents were removed approximately 1 year after initial stenting...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090565/thbs2-is-a-candidate-modifier-of-liver-disease-severity-in-alagille-syndrome
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Ellen A Tsai, Melissa A Gilbert, Christopher M Grochowski, Lara A Underkoffler, He Meng, Xiaojie Zhang, Michael M Wang, Hailu Shitaye, Kurt D Hankenson, David Piccoli, Henry Lin, Binita M Kamath, Marcella Devoto, Nancy B Spinner, Kathleen M Loomes
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Alagille syndrome is an autosomal-dominant, multisystem disorder caused primarily by mutations in JAG1, resulting in bile duct paucity, cholestasis, cardiac disease, and other features. Liver disease severity in Alagille syndrome is highly variable, however, factors influencing the hepatic phenotype are unknown. We hypothesized that genetic modifiers may contribute to the variable expressivity of this disorder. METHODS: We performed a genome-wide association study in a cohort of Caucasian subjects with known pathogenic JAG1 mutations, comparing patients with mild vs severe liver disease, followed by functional characterization of a candidate locus...
September 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081586/a-case-of-levocetirizine-induced-liver-injury
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Moon Chan Jung, Ja Kyung Kim, Jae Yeon Cho, Jae Won Song, Bohyun Lee, Ji Won Park, Jinwon Seo, Sung Eun Kim
Levocetirizine is a second-generation nonsedative antihistaminic agent that has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for treating allergic disease. There was only one case report of levocetirizine-induced liver toxicity, but a liver biopsy was not performed. In this article, we present the first case of levocetirizine-induced liver injury with histologic findings. A 48-year-old man was hospitalized with jaundice and generalized pruritus that had developed after 2 months of therapy with levocetirizine for prurigo nodularis...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077782/serum-and-tissue-markers-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cholangiocarcinoma-clinical-and-prognostic-implications
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Massimiliano Berretta, Carla Cavaliere, Lara Alessandrini, Brigida Stanzione, Gaetano Facchini, Luca Balestreri, Tiziana Perin, Vincenzo Canzonieri
HCC represents the sixth most common cancer worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Despite the high incidence, treatment options for advanced HCC remain limited and unsuccessful, resulting in a poor prognosis. Despite the major advances achieved in the diagnostic management of HCC, only one third of the newly diagnosed patients are presently eligible for curative treatments. Advances in technology and an increased understanding of HCC biology have led to the discovery of novel biomarkers...
December 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076608/dental-chromatic-alteration-caused-by-neonatal-cholestasis
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Yasmin Etienne Albuquerque, Camila Maria Bullio Fragelli, Josimeri Hebling, Elisa Maria Aparecida Giro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074213/-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-rare-but-important
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A E Kremer, K Wolf, S Ständer
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a liver-specific disorder occurring in approximately 0.5-2.0% of all pregnancies with a considerable variation in certain ethnic groups. ICP usually runs a benign course for the mother and is characterized by maternal pruritus mainly in the third trimester, elevated transaminases and fasting total serum bile salts and increased fetal adverse events. The etiology of ICP is only partially understood but seems to be multifactorial. Cholestasis-inducing effects of certain female sex hormones and their metabolites play an important role in genetically susceptible women...
January 10, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074212/-specific-dermatoses-of-pregnancy
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REVIEW
C M Ambros-Rudolph, M Sticherling
The specific dermatoses of pregnancy represent a heterogeneous group of inflammatory skin diseases related to pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. A clinically relevant classification has been well established over the past 10 years and includes pemphigoid gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, and atopic eruption of pregnancy. The hallmark of all four entities is severe pruritus that is accompanied by characteristic skin changes. While some of these dermatoses are distressing only to the mother because of pruritus, others may be associated with significant fetal risks...
January 10, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073941/prognostic-roles-of-tetrahydroxy-bile-acids-in-infantile-intrahepatic-cholestasis
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Chee-Seng Lee, Akihiko Kimura, Jia-Feng Wu, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Hong-Yuan Hsu, Mei-Hwei Chang, Hiroshi Nittono, Huey-Ling Chen
Tetrahydroxy bile acids (THBAs) are hydrophilic and are present at minimal or undetectable levels in healthy human adults but are present at high levels in bile salt export pump (abcb11)-knockout mice. The roles of THBAs in human cholestatic diseases are unclear. We aimed to investigate the presence of THBAs in patients with infantile intrahepatic cholestasis and its correlation with outcome. Urinary bile acids were analysed by GC-MS. Data were compared between good (N=21) (disease-free before 1 year old) and poor prognosis groups (N=19)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073151/ccbe1-mutation-causing-sclerosing-cholangitis-expanding-the-spectrum-of-lymphedema-cholestasis-syndrome
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André Viveiros, Marion Reiterer, Benedikt Schaefer, Armin Finkenstedt, Stefan Schneeberger, Hubert Schwaighofer, Patrizia Moser, Rudolf Sprenger, Bernhard Glodny, Wolfgang Vogel, Andreas R Janecke, Heinz Zoller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067818/the-diagnostic-usefulness-of-serum-total-bile-acid-concentrations-in-the-early-phase-of-acute-pancreatitis-of-varied-etiologies
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Aleksandra Maleszka, Paulina Dumnicka, Aleksandra Matuszyk, Michał Pędziwiatr, Małgorzata Mazur-Laskowska, Mateusz Sporek, Piotr Ceranowicz, Rafał Olszanecki, Marek Kuźniewski, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala
The most common causes of acute pancreatitis (AP) are biliary tract diseases with cholestasis and alcohol consumption. In 10%-15% of patients, etiology determination is difficult. Identification of the etiology allows for the implementation of adequate treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of the serum concentrations of total bile acids (TBA) to diagnose AP etiology in the early phase of the disease. We included 66 patients with AP, admitted within the first 24 h from the onset of symptoms...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065777/protective-effects-of-petroleum-ether-extracts-of-herpetospermum-caudigerum-against-%C3%AE-naphthylisothiocyanate-induced-acute-cholestasis-of-rats
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Wen-Rui Cao, Jing-Qiu Ge, Xin Xie, Meng-Lin Fan, Xu-Dong Fan, Hong Wang, Zhao-Yue Dong, Zhi-Hua Liao, Xiao-Zhong Lan, Min Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The ripe seeds of Herpetospermum caudigerum have been used in Tibetan folk medicine for treatment of bile or liver diseases including jaundice, hepatitis, intumescences or inflammation. Previously reports suggested that the seed oil and some lignans from H. caudigerum exhibited protective effects against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatic damage in rats, which may be related to their free radical scavenging effect. However, the protective effect of H...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064467/clinical-relationship-between-cholestatic-disease-and-pituitary-dependent-hyperadrenocorticism-in-dogs-a-retrospective-case-series
#15
K-H Kim, S-M Han, K-O Jeon, H-T Kim, Q Li, M-O Ryu, W-J Song, S-C Park, H-Y Youn
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of cholestatic disease, including gallbladder mucocele (GBM), has been reported in dogs with naturally occurring pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH). HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Differences exist in the clinical features of dogs with PDH and concurrent cholestatic disease, and also is the management of these dogs with trilostane. ANIMALS: Sixty-five client-owned dogs with naturally occurring PDH. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064265/a-novel-truncation-mutation-in-atp8b1-gene-in-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis
#16
Anjali Sharma, Ujjal Poddar, Shikha Agnihotry, Rakesh Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis has been only infrequently reported from India. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: An Indian girl with progressive cholestatic liver disease beginning during infancy, normal gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase levels, parental consanguinity, positive family history and a fatal outcome. OBSERVATION: A novel, homozygous mutation (c.[589_592inv;592_593insA]) in ATP8B1 gene, with a markedly truncated protein (p...
December 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063744/laboratory-evaluation-of-the-liver
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REVIEW
Yuri A Lawrence, Jörg M Steiner
Laboratory evaluation of the hepatobiliary system has an important role in the diagnosis, monitoring, and assessment of patients with hepatobiliary diseases. Serum liver enzyme activities can be divided into markers of hepatocellular injury and cholestasis. Liver function can be assessed in several ways, including assessment of synthetic capacity, measurement of ammonia, and measurement of bile acids. It is essential to have an understanding of the performance characteristics and limitations of these tests in order to use them appropriately...
January 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063717/half-life-of-plasma-phytosterols-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants-on-routine-parenteral-nutrition-with-vegetable-oil-based-lipid-emulsions
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Daniele Pupillo, Alessio Correani, Chiara Biagetti, Rita D'Ascenzo, Manuela Simonato, Giovanna Verlato, Paola Cogo, Marco B L Rocchi, Virgilio P Carnielli
BACKGROUND: Phytosterols in vegetable oil (VO)-based lipid emulsions (LE) likely contribute to parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis (PNAC) in preterm infants. No characterization of plasma phytosterol half-lives has been done in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) with LE. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, 45 VLBW preterm infants who received PN underwent serial blood sample measurements of sitosterol (SITO), campesterol (CAMP), and stigmasterol (STIGM)...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056490/knockout-of-the-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-risk-gene-fut2-causes-liver-disease-in-mice
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Luca Maroni, Simon D Hohenester, Stan F J van de Graaf, Dagmar Tolenaars, Krijn van Lienden, Joanne Verheij, Marco Marzioni, Tom H Karlsen, Ronald P J Oude Elferink, Ulrich Beuers
: The etiopathogenesis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is unknown. Genetic variants of fucosyltransferase 2 (FUT2) have been identified in genome-wide association studies as risk factor for PSC. We investigated the role of Fut2 in murine liver pathophysiology by studying Fut2(-/-) mice. Fut2(-/-) mice were viable and fertile, had lower body weight than wild type (wt) littermates and grey fur, as described earlier. Half of the Fut2(-/-) mice showed serum bile salt levels 40 times higher than wt (Fut2(-/-)(high) ), whereas the remainder were normocholanemic (Fut2(-/-)(low) )...
January 5, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055006/biliary-tract-instillation-of-a-smac-mimetic-induces-trail-dependent-acute-sclerosing-cholangitis-like-injury-in-mice
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Maria Eugenia Guicciardi, Anuradha Krishnan, Steven F Bronk, Petra Hirsova, Thomas S Griffith, Gregory J Gores
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiopathogenesis characterized by fibrous cholangiopathy of large and small bile ducts. Systemic administration of a murine TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) receptor agonist induces a sclerosing cholangitis injury in C57BL/6 mice, suggesting endogenous TRAIL may contribute to sclerosing cholangitis syndromes. Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (cIAP-1 and cIAP-2) are negative regulators of inflammation and TRAIL receptor signaling...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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