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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343205/-biliary-atresia-signs-and-symptoms-diagnosis-clinical-management
#1
Ewa Orłowska, Piotr Czubkowski, Piotr Socha
Biliary atresia is a chronic cholangiopathy leading to progressive fibrosis of both intra- and extrahepatic bile ducts. The cause of the condition is unknown. Fundamental management of biliary atresia is surgical intervention and the outcomes of the treatment depend on the child's age with best results when performed within the first 2 months of life. Thus, the main role of pediatric healthcare is an urgent differential diagnosis and prompt qualification for the surgery, optimal postoperative management and early qualification for the liver transplantation in patients with persistent cholestasis...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331449/cyclin-d1-in-the-liver-role-of-noncanonical-signaling-in-liver-steatosis-and-hormone-regulation
#2
Kelley G Núñez, Janet Gonzalez-Rosario, Paul T Thevenot, Ari J Cohen
BACKGROUND: Cyclin D1 is an important protein for cell cycle progression; however, functions independent of the cell cycle have been described in the liver. Cyclin D1 is also involved in DNA repair, is overexpressed in many cancers, and functions as a proto-oncogene. The lesser-known roles of Cyclin D1, specifically in hepatocytes, impact liver steatosis and hormone regulation in the liver. METHODS: A comprehensive search of PubMed was conducted using the keywords Cyclin D1, steatosis, lipogenesis, and liver transplantation...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328941/cynomolgus-monkeys-are-successfully-and-persistently-infected-with-hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-3-hev-3-after-long-term-immunosuppressive-therapy
#3
Noemi Rovaris Gardinali, Juliana Rodrigues Guimarães, Juliana Gil Melgaço, Yohan Britto Kevorkian, Fernanda de Oliveira Bottino, Yasmine Rangel Vieira, Aline Campos de Azevedo da Silva, Douglas Pereira Pinto, Laís Bastos da Fonseca, Leandro Schiavo Vilhena, Edilson Uiechi, Maria Cristina Carlan da Silva, Julio Moran, Renato Sérgio Marchevsky, Oswaldo Gonçalves Cruz, Rodrigo Alejandro Arellano Otonel, Amauri Alcindo Alfieri, Jaqueline Mendes de Oliveira, Ana Maria Coimbra Gaspar, Marcelo Alves Pinto
Epidemiological studies found that hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV-3) infection was associated with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in immunocompromised patients. Our study aimed to investigate the relationship between the host immunosuppressive status and the occurrence of HEV-related chronic hepatitis. Here we describe a successful experimental study, using cynomolgus monkeys previously treated with tacrolimus, a potent calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant, and infected with a Brazilian HEV-3 strain isolated from naturally infected pigs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321877/pharmacological-interventions-for-acute-hepatitis-b-infection-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#4
REVIEW
Konstantinos Mantzoukis, Manuel Rodríguez-Perálvarez, Elena Buzzetti, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Apart from chronic HBV infection, the complications related to acute HBV infection are severe acute viral hepatitis and fulminant hepatitis characterised by liver failure. The optimal pharmacological treatment of acute HBV infection remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of acute HBV infection through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available treatments according to their safety and efficacy...
March 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320214/progression-of-liver-disease-in-children-and-adults-with-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency
#5
Barbara K Burton, Nancy Silliman, Sachin Marulkar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Manifestations of the autosomal recessive disorder lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) include hepatomegaly, elevated serum liver enzymes, and progressive liver disease. We report an analysis of time to progression from first clinical manifestation to first documentation of hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, or liver transplantation from an observational study of pediatric and adult patients with LAL-D (clinical trial registration: NCT01528917). METHODS: Data were analyzed from 31 patients with available biopsy data and 1 patient without biopsy data who had undergone liver transplantation...
March 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303605/performance-of-scoring-systems-to-predict-mortality-of-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Yi-Xiang Zheng, Xiao Zhong, Ya-Jun Li, Xue-Gong Fan
BACKGROUND: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) has characteristic feature of multisystem organ failure, rapid progression and low early transplant-free survival. AIM: We performed a meta-analysis to determine the accuracy of five scoring systems in predicting mortality of ACLF patients. METHODS: A systematic database search was performed and retrieved articles were graded according to methodological quality. Collated data was meta-analyzed by hierarchical summarized receiver operating characteristic (HSROC) model and bivariate model to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of scoring systems RESULT: Of 4223 studies identified, 26 studies involving 4732 ACLF patients were included...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301996/management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prevention-surveillance-diagnosis-and-staging
#7
Digdem Ozer Etik, Nurettin Suna, Ahmet Sedat Boyacioglu
More than 600 000 people die from hepatocellular carcinoma each year. Worldwide, research on the disease needs to be intensified in both the medical and pharmaceutical fields, with a focus on providing help to geographic areas where resources are limited. Treatment approaches depend on the stage of the disease at diagnosis and on access to complex treatment regimens. However, advanced disease is not curable, and treating these patients is expensive and only marginally effective for increasing quality-adjusted life-years...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299645/new-concepts-in-embolotherapy-of-hcc
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REVIEW
F Pesapane, N Nezami, F Patella, J F Geschwind
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with rapidly growing incidence rates in the USA and Europe. Despite improving surveillance programs, most patients are diagnosed at intermediate to advanced stages and are no longer amenable to curative therapies, such as ablation, surgical resection and liver transplantation. For such patients, catheter-based image-guided embolotherapies such as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) represent the standard of care and mainstay therapy, as recommended and endorsed by a variety of national guidelines and staging systems...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297787/-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-their-association-with-liver-fibrosis
#9
L Tuo, W Z Zeng, H L Xue, X L Wu
At present, the most effective therapeutic method for end-stage liver fibrosis is liver transplantation. However, the application of liver transplantation is limited by a shortage of liver donors, a high incidence rate of surgical complications, graft-versus-host disease, and high medical costs. Umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell (UC-MSC) transplantation may become a promising method for the treatment of liver diseases. UC-MSCs are adult stem cells which exhibit multipotential differentiation and can differentiate into hepatic parenchymal cells...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296980/recent-progress-of-the-aregpkd-registry-study-on-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
#10
Kathrin Ebner, Franz Schaefer, Max Christoph Liebau
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a rare monogenic disease with a severe phenotype often presenting prenatally or in early childhood. With its obligate renal and hepatic involvement, ARPKD is one of the most important indications for liver and/or kidney transplantation in childhood. Marked phenotypic variability is observed, the genetic basis of which is largely unknown. Treatment is symptomatic and largely empiric as evidence-based guidelines are lacking. Therapeutic initiatives for ARPKD face the problem of highly variable cohorts and lack of clinical or biochemical risk markers without clear-cut clinical end points...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295952/long-term-outcomes-of-living-related-small-intestinal-transplantation-in-children-a-single-center-experience
#11
Sandra Garcia Aroz, Ivo Tzvetanov, Elizabeth Anne Hetterman, Hoonbae Jeon, Jose Oberholzer, Giuliano Testa, Eunice John, Enrico Benedetti
Pediatric patients with irreversible intestinal failure present a significant challenge to meet the nutritional needs that promote growth. From 2002 to 2013, 13 living-related small intestinal transplantations were performed in 10 children, with a median age of 18 months. Grafts included isolated living-related intestinal transplantation (n=7), and living-related liver and small intestine (n=6). The immunosuppression protocol consisted of induction with thymoglobulin and maintenance therapy with tacrolimus and steroids...
March 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295849/efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-simeprevir-daclatasvir-and-ribavirin-in-patients-with-recurrent-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-the-phase-ii-saturn-study
#12
Xavier Forns, Marina Berenguer, Kerstin Herzer, Martina Sterneck, Maria Francesca Donato, Pietro Andreone, Stefano Fagiuoli, Tomasz Cieciura, Magdalena Durlik, Jose Luis Calleja, Zoe Mariño, Umesh Shukla, Thierry Verbinnen, Oliver Lenz, Sivi Ouwerkerk-Mahadevan, Monika Peeters, Katrien Janssen, Ronald Kalmeijer, Wolfgang Jessner
BACKGROUND: Recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection following liver transplantation is associated with accelerated progression to graft failure and reduced patient survival. METHODS: The Phase II, open-label SATURN study (NCT01938625) investigated the combination of simeprevir (SMV), daclatasvir (DCV), and ribavirin (RBV) administered for 24 weeks in 35 patients with recurrent HCV genotype (GT) 1b infection after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). RESULTS: High rates of both on-treatment and sustained virologic response 12 weeks after end of treatment (SVR12) were achieved in patients who were either treatment-naïve or had failed post-OLT treatment with peginterferon and RBV...
March 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294533/evaluation-of-donor-workups-and-exclusions-in-a-single-center-experience-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Adianto Nugroho, Ok-Kyung Kim, Kwang-Woong Lee, Sanghee Song, Hyeyoung Kim, Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung Chul Yoon, Hyo-Sin Kim, YoungRok Choi, Hae Won Lee, Nam-Joon Yi, Kyung-Suk Suh
The process of evaluating potential donors in liver transplantation is important to ensure donor safety and provide optimal recipient outcome. However, there has been no report about donor exclusion rates and reasons for such exclusion in Korea. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the outcomes of potential live liver donor evaluation in a major LDLT center. From July 2011 to June 2015, prospectively collected data of 726 potential donors for 588 matched recipients were subsequently evaluated. Among 726 potential donors, 374 potential donors (51...
March 14, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289896/incidence-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation
#14
Xiaohong Chen, Xiaoqiang Ding, Bo Shen, Jie Teng, Jianzhou Zou, Ting Wang, Jian Zhou, Nan Chen, Boheng Zhang
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence and outcomes linked with acute kidney injury (AKI) after liver transplantation (LT) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. METHODS: From January 2003 to February 2011, HCC patients undergoing LT were retrospectively enrolled. Patient with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) was excluded. AKI was defined and classified according to the AKIN criteria. RESULTS: Of the 566 eligible patients, AKI was found in 109 (19...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284916/infusion-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-after-deceased-liver-transplantation-a-phase-i-ii-open-label-clinical-study
#15
Olivier Detry, Morgan Vandermeulen, Marie-Hélène Delbouille, Joan Somja, Noella Bletard, Alexandra Briquet, Chantal Lechanteur, Olivier Giet, Etienne Baudoux, Muriel Hannon, Frederic Baron, Yves Beguin
BACKGROUND & AIM: Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) infusion could be a mean to establish tolerance in solid organ recipients. The aim of this prospective, controlled, phase-1 study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and tolerability of a single infusion of MSCs in liver transplant recipients. METHODS: Ten liver transplant recipients under standard immunosuppression received 1.5-3x10(6)/kg third-party unrelated MSCs on post-operative day 3±2, and were prospectively compared to a control group of 10 liver transplant recipients...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277807/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-transient-elastography-in-the-management-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
#16
Ma Ai Thanda Han, Rola Saouaf, Walid Ayoub, Tsuyoshi Todo, Edward Mena, Mazen Noureddin
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis worldwide and the second most common cause of liver transplantation in major medical centers. Because liver steatosis and fibrosis severity are related to disease morbidity and mortality, the extent of disease, and disease progression, they need to be assessed and monitored. In addition, innovation with new drug developments requires disease staging and monitoring in both phase 2 and 3 clinical trials. Currently, disease assessment in both clinical practice and research is mostly performed by liver biopsy, an invasive, procedure with risks...
April 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276821/current-and-future-treatment-options-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash
#17
Nikos Lazaridis, Emmanuel Tsochatzis
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a chronic liver disease that can progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Diagnosis of NASH requires a liver biopsy and is defined as presence of hepatic steatosis, ballooning and lobular inflammation with or without fibrosis. Although NASH is the most common cause of liver disease in the west world and among the top three indications for liver transplantation, there are no universally accepted pharmacological therapies and therapeutic advances have been slow...
April 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276816/emerging-treatments-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#18
Eduardo A Rodriguez, Elizabeth J Carey, Keith D Lindor
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, cholestatic, idiopathic liver disease that can progress to end-stage liver disease, cirrhosis and cholangiocarcinoma. PSC is an uncommon and highly heterogeneous disease, associated with inflammatory bowel disease and a complex pathophysiology. To date, no medical therapies have proved effective. The only available treatment for end-stage PSC is liver transplant, but recurrence is a significant complication. Areas covered: This review will explore previously tested treatments, discuss current treatment strategies and present viewpoints about future emerging therapies in PSC...
February 22, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275009/paracrine-signals-regulate-human-liver-organoid-maturation-from-ipsc
#19
Akihiro Asai, Eitaro Aihara, Carey Watson, Reena Mourya, Tatsuki Mizuochi, Pranavkumar Shivakumar, Kieran Phelan, Christopher Mayhew, Michael Helmrath, Takanori Takebe, James Wells, Jorge A Bezerra
A self-organizing organoid model provides a new approach to study the mechanism of human liver organogenesis. Previous animal models documented that simultaneous paracrine signaling and cell-to-cell surface contact regulate hepatocyte differentiation. To dissect the relative contributions of the paracrine effects, we first established a liver organoid using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) as previously reported. Time-lapse imaging showed the iPSC-derived hepatic endoderm (HE-iPSC) self-assembled into three-dimensional organoids, resulting in hepatic gene induction...
March 8, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274849/patient-age-sex-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-phenotype-associate-with-course-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#20
Tobias J Weismüller, Palak J Trivedi, Annika Bergquist, Mohamad Imam, Henrike Lenzen, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Kristian Holm, Daniel Gotthardt, Martti A Färkkilä, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Douglas Thorburn, Rinse K Weersma, Johan Fevery, Tobias Mueller, Olivier Chaouillères, Kornelius Schulze, Konstantinos N Lazaridis, Sven Almer, Stephen P Pereira, Cynthia Levy, Andrew Mason, Sigrid Naess, Christopher L Bowlus, Annarosa Floreani, Emina Halilbasic, Kidist K Yimam, Piotr Milkiewicz, Ulrich Beuers, Dep K Huynh, Albert Pares, Christine N Manser, George N Dalekos, Bertus Eksteen, Pietro Invernizzi, Christoph P Berg, Gabi I Kirchner, Christoph Sarrazin, Vincent Zimmer, Luca Fabris, Felix Braun, Marco Marzioni, Brian D Juran, Karouk Said, Christian Rupp, Kalle Jokelainen, Maria Benito de Valle, Francesca Saffioti, Angela Cheung, Michael Trauner, Christoph Schramm, Roger W Chapman, Tom H Karlsen, Erik Schrumpf, Christian P Strassburg, Michael P Manns, Keith D Lindor, Gideon M Hirschfield, Bettina E Hansen, Kirsten M Boberg
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an orphan hepatobiliary disorder associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aimed to estimate the risk of disease progression based on distinct clinical phenotypes in a large, international cohort of patients with PSC. METHODS: We performed a retrospective outcome analysis of patients diagnosed with PSC from 1980 through 2010 at 37 centers in Europe, North America, and Australia. For each patient, we collected data on sex, clinician-reported age at and date of PSC and IBD diagnoses, phenotypes of IBD and PSC, and date and indication of IBD-related surgeries...
March 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
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