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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162665/the-beneficial-effects-of-curcumin-in-cirrhotic-rats-with-portal-hypertension
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Shao-Jung Hsu, Jing-Yi Lee, Te-Yueh Lin, Yu-Hsin Hsieh, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Han-Chieh Lin, Ming-Chih Hou, Shou-Dong Lee
In liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension, the uneven distribution of vasoactive substances leads to increased intrahepatic vascular resistance and splanchnic vasodilatation. Angiogenesis also induces increased portal inflow and portosystemic collaterals. The collaterals may induce lethal complications such as gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage, but the therapeutic effect of vasoconstrictors is still suboptimal due to poor collateral vasoresponsivenss. Curcumin has aroused much attention for its anti-fibrosis, vasoactive and anti-angiogenesis actions...
November 21, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158250/increased-liver-fatty-acid-uptake-is-partly-reversed-and-liver-fat-content-normalized-after-bariatric-surgery
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Heidi Immonen, Jarna C Hannukainen, Nobuyuki Kudomi, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Virva Saunavaara, Jukka Laine, Paulina Salminen, Terho Lehtimäki, Tam Pham, Patricia Iozzo, Pirjo Nuutila
OBJECTIVE: Changes in liver fatty acid metabolism are important in understanding the mechanisms of diabetes remission and metabolic changes after bariatric surgery. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Liver fatty acid uptake (LFU), blood flow, and fat content (LFC) were measured in 25 obese subjects before bariatric surgery and 6 months after using positron emission tomography/computed tomography and MRS; 14 lean individuals served as the control subjects. RESULTS: The increased LFU in obese subjects was associated with body adiposity...
November 20, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157971/health-risk-assessment-of-haloacetonitriles-in-drinking-water-based-on-internal-dose
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Ying Zhang, Xuemei Han, Zhiguang Niu
To estimate the health risk of haloacetonitriles in different kinds of drinking water, the concentrations of haloacetonitriles in tap water, boiled water and direct drinking water were detected. The physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was used to calculate internal dose in the human body for haloacetonitriles through ingestion, and the probability distributions of the non-carcinogenic risk of haloacetonitriles for human via drinking water were assessed. This study found that the mean concentrations of dichloroacetonitrile (DCAN) in tap water, boiled water and direct drinking water were 0...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155718/the-murine-choline-deficient-ethionine-supplemented-cde-diet-model-of-chronic-liver-injury
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Jully Gogoi-Tiwari, Julia Köhn-Gaone, Corey Giles, Dirk Schmidt-Arras, Francis D Gratte, Caryn L Elsegood, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Grant A Ramm, John K Olynyk, Janina E E Tirnitz-Parker
Chronic liver diseases, such as viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are characterized by continual inflammation, progressive destruction and regeneration of the hepatic parenchyma, liver progenitor cell proliferation, and fibrosis. The end-stage of every chronic liver disease is cirrhosis, a major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. To study processes regulating disease initiation, establishment, and progression, several animal models are used in laboratories...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155020/the-uk-dcd-risk-score-a-new-proposal-to-define-futility-in-donation-after-circulatory-death-liver-transplantation
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Andrea Schlegel, Marit Kalisvaart, Irene Scalera, Richard W Laing, Hynek Mergental, Darius F Mirza, Thamara Perera, John Isaac, Philipp Dutkowski, Paolo Muiesan
OBJECTIVES: To design a new score on risk assessment in liver transplantation donated after circulatory death (DCD) based on donor and recipient parameters. BACKGROUND: Primary-non-function (PNF) and ischemic cholangiopathy (IC) are the most feared complications following DCD liver transplantation. METHODS: Using the United Kingdom (UK) national DCD database, a risk analysis was performed in adult recipients of DCD liver grafts in UK between 2000 and 2015 (n=1153)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153359/multi-detector-ct-liver-protocol-and-recent-developments
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REVIEW
N Kartalis, K Brehmer, L Loizou
Multi-detector computed tomography is today the workhorse in the evaluation of the vast majority of patients with known or suspected liver disease. Reasons for that include widespread availability, robustness and repeatability of the technique, time-efficient image acquisitions of large body volumes, high temporal and spatial resolution as well as multiple post-processing capabilities. However, as the technique employs ionizing radiation and intravenous iodine-based contrast media, the associated potential risks have to be taken into account...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152532/h-scan-sensitivity-to-scattering-size
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Mawia Khairalseed, Kenneth Hoyt, Juvenal Ormachea, Alberto Terrazas, Kevin J Parker
In the H-scan analysis and display, visualization of different scattering sizes and types is enabled by a matched filter approach involving different orders of Gaussian weighted Hermite functions. An important question with respect to clinical applications involves the change in H-scan outputs with respect to small changes in scatterer sizes. The sensitivity of H-scan outputs is analyzed using the theory of backscatter from a compressible sphere. Experimental corroboration is established using mono dispersed spherical scatterers in phantoms...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152431/intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-with-advanced-planning-techniques-in-a-challenging-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patient
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Smith Apisarnthanarax, Jatinder Saini, Avril O'Ryan-Blair, Jackie Castro, Stephen R Bowen
The use of radiation therapy has been increasing over recent years for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Proton beam therapy (PBT) has emerged as a promising treatment option for HCC patients due to its dosimetric advantages of sparing more normal liver tissue from radiation at low to moderate doses compared to photon-based treatments while still delivering high doses of radiation to tumors. The PBT therapy may be particularly beneficial in high-risk HCC cirrhotic patients with large, bulky tumors and/or vascular invasion complicated by surrounding perfusion abnormalities...
September 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142469/hypothermic-machine-perfusion-with-metformin-university-of-wisconsin-solution-for-ex-vivo-preservation-of-standard-and-marginal-liver-grafts-in-a-rat-model
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Yi-Chao Chai, Guo-Xin Dang, Hai-Qi He, Jian-Hua Shi, Hong-Ke Zhang, Rui-Tao Zhang, Bo Wang, Liang-Shuo Hu, Yi Lv
AIM: To compare the effect of University of Wisconsin (UW) solution with or without metformin, an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator, for preserving standard and marginal liver grafts of young and aged rats ex vivo by hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP). METHODS: Eighteen young (4 mo old) and 18 aged (17 mo old) healthy male SD rats were selected and randomly divided into three groups: control group, UW solution perfusion group (UWP), and UW solution with metformin perfusion group (MUWP)...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137180/metabolomic-modularity-analysis-mma-to-quantify-human-liver-perfusion-dynamics
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Gautham Vivek Sridharan, Bote Bruinsma, Shyam Sundhar Bale, Anandh Swaminathan, Nima Saeidi, Martin L Yarmush, Korkut Uygun
Large-scale -omics data are now ubiquitously utilized to capture and interpret global responses to perturbations in biological systems, such as the impact of disease states on cells, tissues, and whole organs. Metabolomics data, in particular, are difficult to interpret for providing physiological insight because predefined biochemical pathways used for analysis are inherently biased and fail to capture more complex network interactions that span multiple canonical pathways. In this study, we introduce a nov-el approach coined Metabolomic Modularity Analysis (MMA) as a graph-based algorithm to systematically identify metabolic modules of reactions enriched with metabolites flagged to be statistically significant...
November 13, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131270/imaging-assessment-of-portal-venous-system-pictorial-essay-of-normal-anatomy-anatomic-variants-and-congenital-anomalies
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A Guerra, A M De Gaetano, A Infante, C Mele, M G Marini, E Rinninella, R Inchingolo, L Bonomo
The purpose of this pictorial essay is to describe anatomic variants and congenital anomalies of portal venous system and related liver parenchymal alterations. The imaging findings of some of these entities have been previously described in other articles, however this work encompasses all congenital anomalies of portal venous system with attention to their features on various imaging modalities; in particular we illustrated with detailed pictures all the main portal vein variants, congenital extra- and intra-hepatic porto-systemic venous shunts and portal vein aneurysm...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128830/metabolism-of-the-synthetic-cannabinoid-5f-py-pica-by-human-and-rat-hepatocytes-and-identification-of-biliary-analytical-targets-by-directional-efflux-in-sandwich-cultured-rat-hepatocytes-using-uhplc-hr-ms-ms
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Marie Mardal, Pieter Annaert, Carolina Noble, Marlies Oorts, Kristian Linnet
Analytical strategies for detecting drugs in biological samples rely on information on metabolism and elimination. 5F-PY-PICA belongs to the group of synthetic cannabinoids that are known to undergo excretion into the bile. The aims of this study were the in vitro identification of metabolites of 5F-PY-PICA and to determine which analytical targets are excreted into the bile and urine. Metabolites identified after incubation of 5F-PY-PICA with pooled human liver microsomes (pHLM), pooled human hepatocytes (pHH), or suspended and sandwich-cultured rat hepatocytes (SCRH)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127685/the-first-case-of-ischemia-free-organ-transplantation-in-humans-a-proof-of-concept
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Xiaoshun He, Zhiyong Guo, Qiang Zhao, Weiqiang Ju, Dongping Wang, Linwei Wu, Lu Yang, Fei Ji, Yunhua Tang, Zhiheng Zhang, Shanzhou Huang, Linhe Wang, Zebin Zhu, Kunpeng Liu, Yanling Zhu, Yifang Gao, Wei Xiong, Ming Han, Bing Liao, Maogen Chen, Yi Ma, Xiaofeng Zhu, Wenqi Huang, Changjie Cai, Xiangdong Guan, Xian Chang Li, Jiefu Huang
Ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) is an inevitable event in conventional organ transplant procedure and is associated with significant mortality and morbidity post-transplantation. We hypothesize that IRI is avoidable if the blood supply for the organ is not stopped, thus resulting in optimal transplant outcomes. Here we described the first case of a novel procedure called ischemia-free organ transplantation (IFOT) for patients with end-stage liver disease. The liver graft with severe macrovesicular steatosis was donated from a 25-year-old man...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127105/epor2-%C3%A3-cr2-independendent-effects-of-low-dose-epoetin-a-in-porcine-liver-transplantation
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Linus Kebschull, Leon Franz Christoph Theilmann, Annika Mohr, Wencke Uennigmann, Sandra Stoeppeler, Barbara Heitplatz, Hans-Ullrich Spiegel, Ralf Bahde, Daniel Michael Palmes, Felix Becker
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) remains the key component of graft damage during transplantation. Erythropoietin (EPO) induces anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects via the EPOR2/ßcR2-complex, with the potential risk of thrombosis. Previous work indicates that EPO has EPOR2/ßcR2-independent protective effects via direct effects on the endothelium. As the EPOR2/ßcR2-receptor has a very low affinity for EPO, we aimed to test the hypothesis that EPO doses below the level that stimulate this receptor elicit cytoprotective effects via endothelial stimulation in a porcine liver transplantation model...
November 10, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125712/lipid-metabolism-and-functional-assessment-of-discarded-human-livers-with-steatosis-undergoing-24-hours-normothermic-machine-perfusion
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Qiang Liu, Ahmed Nassar, Laura Buccini, Giuseppe Iuppa, Basem Soliman, Daniele Pezzati, Ahmed Hassan, Matthew Blum, William Baldwin, Ana Bennett, Kenneth Chavin, Toshihiro Okamoto, Teresa Diago Uso, John Fung, Kareem Abu-Elmagd, Charles Miller, Cristiano Quintini
Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is an emerging technology to preserve liver allografts more effectively than cold storage (CS). However, little is known about the effect of NMP on steatosis, and the markers indicative of hepatic quality during NMP. To address these points we perfused 10 discarded human livers with oxygenated NMP for 24 hours after 4-6 hours of CS. All livers had variable degree of steatosisat at baseline. The perfusate consisted of packed red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma. Perfusate analysis showed an increase in triglyceride levels from the 1st hour (median 127 mg/dL; interquartile range 95-149) to 24th hour of perfusion (203;171-304) (p=0...
November 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124781/vascular-input-function-correction-of-inflow-enhancement-for-improved-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-liver-dce-mri
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Jia Ning, Tilman Schubert, Kevin M Johnson, Alejandro Roldán-Alzate, Huijun Chen, Chun Yuan, Scott B Reeder
PURPOSE: To propose a simple method to correct vascular input function (VIF) due to inflow effects and to test whether the proposed method can provide more accurate VIFs for improved pharmacokinetic modeling. METHODS: A spoiled gradient echo sequence-based inflow quantification and contrast agent concentration correction method was proposed. Simulations were conducted to illustrate improvement in the accuracy of VIF estimation and pharmacokinetic fitting. Animal studies with dynamic contrast-enhanced MR scans were conducted before, 1 week after, and 2 weeks after portal vein embolization (PVE) was performed in the left portal circulation of pigs...
November 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124381/intraprocedural-3d-perfusion-measurement-during-chemoembolisation-with-doxorubicin-eluting-beads-in-liver-metastases-of-malignant-melanoma
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Philippe L Pereira, Kristina Krüger, Ernst Hohenstein, Florian Welke, Christof Sommer, Friedegund Meier, Thomas Eigentler, Claus Garbe
OBJECTIVES: To study feasibility and validity of a new software application for intraprocedural assessment of perfusion during chemoembolisation of melanoma metastases. METHODOLOGY: In a prospective phase-II trial, ten melanoma patients with liver-only metastases underwent chemoembolisation with doxorubicin-eluting beads (DEBDOX-TACE). Tumour perfusion was evaluated immediately before and after treatment at cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) using a new software application...
November 9, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121718/non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-changes-in-eisenmenger-patients
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Siegrun Mebus, Nicole Nagdyman, Johanna Kügel, Reinhart Zachoval, Siegmund Lorenz Braun, Guido Haverkämper, Bernd Opgen-Rhein, Felix Berger, Sophia Horster, Jörg Schoetzau, Claudia Pujol Salvador, Ulrike Bauer, John Hess, Peter Ewert, Harald Kaemmerer
BACKGROUND: Eisenmenger syndrome as a severe form of cyanotic congenital heart disease results in a complex multisystemic disorder. Due to increased systemic venous pressure and the inability to ensure systemic perfusion and metabolic requirements, the liver may develop congestion, fibrosis or cirrhosis. This study aimed to assess hepatic abnormalities in Eisenmenger patients non-invasively. METHODS AND RESULTS: 10 adults with Eisenmenger syndrome (six female; median age 44...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113660/functional-hepatic-imaging-as-a-biomarker-of-primary-and-secondary-tumor-response-to-loco-regional-therapies
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REVIEW
H L Lewis, M A Ghasabeh, P Khoshpouri, I R Kamel, T M Pawlik
Objective criteria to measure tumor response are a key tenet for assessment of treatment efficacy when evaluating a therapeutic modality. Several response criteria have been proposed including the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST), modified RECIST (mRECIST), RECIST 1-1, and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) guidelines. Response following loco-regional therapies (LRT) can be particularly difficult to assess as post-treatment changes may not always relate to changes in lesion size...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113204/application-of-dual-source-ct-perfusion-imaging-and-mri-for-the-diagnosis-of-primary-liver-cancer
#20
Dongwen Zhang, Aixia Xu
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the application of dual-source CT perfusion imaging and MRI for the diagnosis of primary liver cancer. Sixty-three patients with primary liver cancer were selected between February 2015 and May 2016. All patients underwent examinations by dual-source CT perfusion imaging and MRI. The perfusion parameters of the focus center and normal liver parenchyma by CT examination and the hemodynamic parameters of the focus center and normal liver parenchyma by MRI examination were analyzed...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
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