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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449425/-the-clinical-significance-of-serum-alpha-fetoprotein-in-diagnosing-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-health-screening-population
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Young Sun Ko, Joo Hwan Bae, Dong Hyun Sinn, Geum Youn Gwak, Wonseok Kang, Yong Han Paik, Moon Seok Choi, Joon Hyeok Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik
Background/Aims: Serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) measurement is commonly included in a health check-up program in Korea. However, its benefits remain uncertain. We analyzed whether AFP measurement should be included in a general health check-up program to screen for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: A total of 36,552 adults aged 18 years or older-who participated in a routine health examination including AFP determination between January 2009 and December 2009 at the Health Promotion Center, Samsung Medical Center, South Korea-were analyzed...
April 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449272/adalimumab-is-a-safe-option-for-psoriasis-patients-with-concomitant-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicentre-cohort-study-of-37-patients-and-review-of-the-literature-%C3%A2-reply-to-dr-ricceri-letter
#2
Stefano Piaserico
We thank Ricceri et al. for their comments (1) and interest in our study (2). Despite the recent advances in prevention and treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, these two chronic infections still represent the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Dermatologists are frequently encountering patients with psoriatic disease who have concomitant HBV or HCV infection in daily clinical practice. Dr Ricceri provided in his letter further long-term follow-up data (60 months) on the use of etanercept or adalimumab in 17 psoriatic patients affected by past HBV infection or chronic HCV infection...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449227/apremilast-for-a-psoriasis-patient-with-hiv-and-hepatitis-c
#3
Shivani P Reddy, Vidhi V Shah, Jashin J Wu
A 46-year old male with HIV, hepatitis C, and moderate psoriasis was resistant to starting ultra violet B phototherapy due to scheduling issues. The patient had 8% body surface area (BSA) affected on the dorsal hands, elbows, and legs, did not have associated psoriatic arthritis, and had not tried any systemic therapy in the past. He was initiated on an apremilast starter pack (dosages titrated up from 10 mg to 30 mg over the course of one week) and maintained on 30 mg twice a day after one week. This article is protected by copyright...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449189/reply-adalimumab-is-a-safe-option-for-psoriasis-patients-with-concomitant-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicentre-cohort-study-of-37-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
F Ricceri, L Pescitelli, L Lazzeri, A Di Cesare, F Prignano
We have read with interest the article by Piaserico et al. concerning the use of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) blocking agent adalimumab in psoriatic patients with concomitant hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV). The authors describe 17 psoriatic patients affected by chronic HBV infection and 20 affected by chronic HCV who were successfully treated with adalimumab with no evidence of HBV or HCV reactivation in a mean follow-up period of 27 and 40 months, respectively. We have previously described our successful experience of treatment with anti-TNF-alpha therapy in 17 psoriatic patients (11 with past HBV infection, 5 with chronic HCV infection and one affected by both HBV and HCV) without the use of lamivudine or adenofovir, and can now report on long-term follow-up data (mean follow-up period of 60 months)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446492/hepatic-fibrosis-is-universal-following-fontan-operation-and-severity-is-associated-with-time-from-surgery-a-liver-biopsy-and-hemodynamic-study
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David J Goldberg, Lea F Surrey, Andrew C Glatz, Kathryn Dodds, Michael L O'Byrne, Henry C Lin, Mark Fogel, Jonathan J Rome, Elizabeth B Rand, Pierre Russo, Jack Rychik
BACKGROUND: Congestive hepatopathy is a recognized complication of Fontan physiology. Data regarding the incidence of hepatopathy and risk factors are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: Liver biopsies and cardiac catherizations were performed as part of an evaluation offered to all patients ≥10 years after Fontan. Quantitative determination of hepatic fibrosis was performed using Sirius red staining with automated calculation of collagen deposition per slide (%CD)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446162/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-in-children-and-youth-with-obesity
#6
Carolina Jimenez-Rivera, Stasia Hadjiyannakis, Jorge Davila, Julie Hurteau, Mary Aglipay, Nick Barrowman, Kristi B Adamo
BACKGROUND: Non- Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL) is a spectrum of liver diseases (LD) that ranges from benign fatty infiltration of the liver to cirrhosis and hepatic failure. Hepatic ultrasound (US) and serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) are often used as markers of NAFL. Our aim is to describe prevalence of NAFL and associated findings on ultrasound (US) and biochemical parameters in a population of children and adolescents with obesity at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. METHODS: Children with Obesity (BMI >95th percentile) ages 8-17 years presenting to the Endocrinology and Gastroenterology clinics, without underlying LD were prospectively recruited from 2009 to 2012...
April 26, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445966/interferon-alpha-antagonizes-the-anti-hepatoma-activity-of-the-oncolytic-virus-m1-by-stimulating-anti-viral-immunity
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Liu Ying, Hu Cheng, Xu Wen Xiong, Lin Yuan, Zhang Hai Peng, Zhong Wen Wen, Liang Jian Ka, Xiao Xiao, Cai Jing, Tan Ya Qian, Gao Zhi Liang, Yan Guang Mei, Zhu Wen Bo, Peng Liang
Alpha virus M1 is an oncolytic virus that targets zinc-finger antiviral protein (ZAP)-defective cancer cells, and may be useful for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Most of HCC patients have hepatitis and need long-term antiviral medication. Thus, it is necessary to clarify whether anti-virus medicines influence oncolytic effect of M1. We examined the effect of drugs used to treat hepatitis B/C on M1-mediated oncolysis in vitro and in vivo. Interferon (IFN)-α induces expression of antiviral IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) in HCC cells with moderate sensitivity to M1 virus...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445322/validation-of-prognostic-scores-to-predict-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-hbv-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-the-clif-c-of-is-superior-to-meld-clif-sofa-and-clif-c-aclf
#8
Ning Li, Chong Huang, Kang-Kang Yu, Qing Lu, Guang-Feng Shi, Jian-Ming Zheng
Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients has a high short-term mortality. Identification of effective models to predict the short-term mortality may enable early intervention and improve patients' prognosis. We aim to assess the performance of the CLIF Consortium Organ Failure score (CLIF-C OFs), CLIF sequential organ failure assessment score (CLIF-SOFAs), CLIF Consortium ACLF score (CLIF-C ACLFs), ACLF grade, and model for end-stage liver disease score (MELDs) in predicting the short-term mortality in CHB patients with ACLF...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445235/recent-trends-in-the-epidemiology-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-olmsted-county-minnesota-a-us-population-based-study
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Ju Dong Yang, Hager Ahmed Mohammed, William S Harmsen, Felicity Enders, Gregory J Gores, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND/AIM: The epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has changed in the United States recently. The aim of this study is to evaluate the recent trends of HCC epidemiology in Olmsted County, MN. METHODS: Residents aged over 20 with newly diagnosed HCC were identified using the Rochester Epidemiology Project database. Clinical information was compared among patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2009 (era 1) and 2010 to 2014 (era 2). RESULTS: Over 1...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444411/-acute-liver-failure
#10
A Koch, C Trautwein, F Tacke
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare, but life-threatening disease that is characterized by the acute onset of jaundice, coagulopathy, and hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in patients without pre-existing liver disease. Main causes in Germany are drug toxicity, acetaminophen overdose, and viral hepatitis (A, B, E). For the initial assessment of patients with ALF and the diagnostic algorithm, the early detection of HE, exclusion of liver cirrhosis, immediate diagnosis of the underlying etiology, and evaluation for the necessity of liver transplantation (LT) are critical...
April 25, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444158/reactivation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-following-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-coinfected-patients
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Resat Ozaras, Ilker Inanc Balkan, Mucahit Yemisen, Bilgul Mete, Fehmi Tabak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443566/atypical-chemokine-receptor-1-polymorphism-can-not-affect-susceptibility-to-hepatitis-c-virus
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Shu Ting Zhang, Ming Shi, Lin Nan Shao, Shi Hang Zhou, Wei Jian Yu, Mei Chen, Nan Xiao, Ying Duan, Ling Zi Pan, Ni Wang, Wen Qian Song, Yue Xin Xia, Li Zhang, Ning Qi, Ming Liu
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has infected 130 to 150 million individuals globally. A significant number of chronically infected patients will develop liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular cancer and liver failure. Atypical Chemokine Receptor 1 (ACKR1) has become the focus because of its diverse roles in diseases. However, little is known regarding the association of ACKR1 polymorphism with the susceptibility to HCV. AIMS: The purpose of the present study is to determine the association of the ACKR1 polymorphisms (rs12075) with HCV susceptibility...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443252/open-label-phase-ii-clinical-trial-in-75-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-receiving-daily-dose-of-tableted-liver-cancer-vaccine-hepcortespenlisimut-l
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Marina G Tarakanovskaya, Jigjidsuren Chinburen, Purev Batchuluun, Chogsom Munkhzaya, Genden Purevsuren, Dorjiin Dandii, Tsogkhuu Hulan, Dandii Oyungerel, Galyna A Kutsyna, Alan A Reid, Vika Borisova, Allen I Bain, Vichai Jirathitikal, Aldar S Bourinbaiar
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of studies is now devoted to immunotherapy of cancer. We evaluated the clinical benefit of hepcortespenlisimut-L (Hepko-V5 [formerly known as V5])-an oral therapeutic vaccine designated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an orphan drug for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). V5 was initially developed by us in 2002 to treat hepatitis B or C viral infections and liver cirrhosis. METHODS: The outcome of open-label Phase II trial of daily dose of V5 pill was analyzed retrospectively...
2017: Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443078/phytochemical-characterization-of-terminalia-catappa-linn-extracts-and-their-antifungal-activities-against-candida-spp
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Analucia G Terças, Andrea de Souza Monteiro, Eduardo B Moffa, Julliana R A Dos Santos, Eduardo M de Sousa, Anna R B Pinto, Paola C da Silva Costa, Antonio C R Borges, Luce M B Torres, Allan K D Barros Filho, Elizabeth S Fernandes, Cristina de Andrade Monteiro
Terminalia catappa Linn bark is used to treat dysentery by various populations in Southeast Asian countries, and its leaves have also been used in traditional medicine to treat hepatitis in India and the Philippines. Here, the antifungal actions of crude hydro-alcoholic extract (TcHE) and fractions from T. catappa leaves were assessed via the agar diffusion and microdilution tests on Candida reference strains and clinical isolates from patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Additionally, the potential cytotoxic effects of TcHE were assessed on cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443075/grim-19-restricts-hcv-replication-by-attenuating-intracellular-lipid-accumulation
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Jung-Hee Kim, Pil S Sung, Eun B Lee, Wonhee Hur, Dong J Park, Eui-Cheol Shin, Marc P Windisch, Seung K Yoon
Gene-associated with retinoid-interferon-induced mortality 19 (GRIM-19) targets multiple signaling pathways involved in cell death and growth. However, the role of GRIM-19 in the pathogenesis of hepatitis virus infections remains unexplored. Here, we investigated the restrictive effects of GRIM-19 on the replication of hepatitis C virus (HCV). We found that GRIM-19 protein levels were reduced in HCV-infected Huh7 cells and Huh7 cells harboring HCV replicons. Moreover, ectopically expressed GRIM-19 caused a reduction in both intracellular viral RNA levels and secreted viruses in HCVcc-infected cell cultures...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442120/american-gastroenterological-association-institute-technical-review-on-the-role-of-elastography-in-chronic-liver-diseases
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Siddharth Singh, Andrew J Muir, Douglas T Dieterich, Yngve T Falck-Ytter
Chronic liver diseases (CLDs), due to chronic hepatitis C; hepatitis B; nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD); and alcoholic liver disease, are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Early identification of patients with cirrhosis at high risk of progression to liver-related complications may facilitate timely care and improve outcomes. With risks and misclassification associated with invasive tests, such as liver biopsy, noninvasive imaging modalities for liver fibrosis assessment have gained popularity...
May 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441176/long-term-nitrite-inhalant-exposure-and-cancer-risk-in-msm
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Anupriya Dutta, Hajime Uno, Alex Holman, David R Lorenz, Steven M Wolinsky, Dana Gabuzda
OBJECTIVES: Nitrite inhalants (poppers) are commonly used recreational drugs among MSM and were previously associated with elevated rates of high-risk sexual behavior, HIV and human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) seroconversion, and transient immunosuppressive effects in experimental models. Whether long-term popper use is associated with cancer risk among MSM in the HAART era is unclear. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of cancer risk in 3223 HIV-infected and uninfected MSM in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study from 1996-2010...
May 15, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440785/impacts-of-hbv-rth55r-polymerase-substitution-on-viral-replication-and-rtm204i-v-resistance-to-nucleoside-nucleotide-antiviral-drugs
#18
Kuan-Hui Xiang, Cheng-Yu Zhao, Shuai Wang, Yao Li, Ming-Ze Su, Qiang-Yi Wang, Xi-Zhan Xu, Juan Deng, Hui Zhuang, Tong Li
BACKGROUND: High genetic variability at reverse transcriptase (RT) region of hepatitis B virus (HBV) could confer resistance to nucleos(t)ide analogues (NUCs). The aim of this study was to identify new RT amino acid (AA) substitutions related to NUCs resistance. METHODS: HBV RT sequences of genotype C from 501 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients were analyzed to identify potential RT substitutions related to NUCs resistance. In vitro studies without and with NUCs were performed in HepG2 cell line transfected by clones with RT harboring wild-type or substituted AA(s) of interest...
April 25, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440304/the-natural-history-of-severe-acute-liver-injury
#19
David G Koch, J L Speiser, V Durkalski, R J Fontana, T Davern, B McGuire, R T Stravitz, A M Larson, I Liou, O Fix, M L Schilsky, T McCashland, J E Hay, N Murray, O S Shaikh, D Ganger, A Zaman, S B Han, R T Chung, R S Brown, S Munoz, K R Reddy, L Rossaro, R Satyanarayana, A J Hanje, J Olson, R M Subramanian, C Karvellas, B Hameed, A H Sherker, W M Lee, A Reuben
OBJECTIVES: Acute liver failure (ALF) is classically defined by coagulopathy and hepatic encephalopathy (HE); however, acute liver injury (ALI), i.e., severe acute hepatocyte necrosis without HE, has not been carefully defined nor studied. Our aim is to describe the clinical course of specifically defined ALI, including the risk and clinical predictors of poor outcomes, namely progression to ALF, the need for liver transplantation (LT) and death. METHODS: 386 subjects prospectively enrolled in the Acute Liver Failure Study Group registry between 1 September 2008 through 25 October 2013, met criteria for ALI: International Normalized Ratio (INR)≥2...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439184/systemic-inflammation-and-viral-exposure-among-young-mexican-american-women-nativity-related-differences
#20
Natalya Rosenberg, Martha L Daviglus, Holli A DeVon, Chang Gi Park, Kamal Eldeirawi
BACKGROUND: Factors contributing to elevated inflammation in racial/ethnic minority populations are not well understood. We examined the association of viral exposure with C-reactive protein (CRP) in young Mexican American women. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants (N=1,141) were currently non-pregnant women of Mexican background, aged 18-39 years, from the cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2010. Viral exposure was defined as seropositive status for hepatitis B, and herpes simplex types 1 and 2, and classified as seronegative, seropositive for any one agent, and seropositive for 2 or 3 agents...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
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