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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809726/clinical-and-laboratory-associations-with-persistent-hyperferritinemia-in-373-black-hemochromatosis-and-iron-overload-screening-study-participants
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James C Barton, J Clayborn Barton, Paul C Adams
BACKGROUND: 373 black participants had elevated screening and post-screening serum ferritin (SF) (> 300 μg/L men; > 200 μg/L women). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied SF and post-screening age; sex; body mass index; transferrin saturation (TS); ALT; AST; GGT; elevated C-reactive protein; ß-thalassemia; neutrophils; lymphocytes; monocytes; platelets; metacarpophalangeal joint hypertrophy; hepatomegaly; splenomegaly; diabetes; HFE H63D positivity; iron/alcohol intakes; and blood/erythrocyte transfusion units...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687940/changes-in-biochemical-proxy-indicators-for-nutritional-stress-resilience-from-boran-and-nguni-cows-reared-in-dry-arid-rangeland
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Lizwell Mapfumo, Voster Muchenje, John F Mupangwa, Michiel M Scholtz
The objective of this study was to determine the changes in biochemical indicators for nutritional stress from a herd of Boran and Nguni cows. A total of 40 cows (20 from each herd) were randomly selected for the study. The animals were identified according to their parities as follows: parity 1 (n = 8), parity 2 (n = 16), parity 3 (n = 8) and parity 4 (n = 8). Serum chemistry levels of glucose, total cholesterol, urea, creatinine, albumin, globulin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), gamma glutylaminotransferase (GGT), leukocytes, erythrocytes, haemoglobin, packed cell volume (PCV) and platelet counts were determined for 12 consecutive months spanning across the wet and dry seasons...
July 7, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685907/the-gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-albumin-ratio-predicts-significant-fibrosis-and-cirrhosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Q Li, C Lu, W Li, Y Huang, L Chen
Background/Aim Simple, inexpensive and clinically available noninvasive liver fibrosis tests are highly needed. We aimed to develop a novel noninvasive index for predicting significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. Methods Using liver histology as gold standard, we developed a novel index to predict significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in CHB patients and then compared the diagnostic accuracy of the novel index, aspartate transaminase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and fibrosis index based on four factors (FIB-4) in a training set (606 patients) and a validation set (216 patients) from the same patient catchment area...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680839/early-detection-of-liver-damage-in-mexican-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
#4
Rafael Torres-Valadez, Sonia Roman, Alexis Jose-Abrego, Maricruz Sepulveda-Villegas, Claudia Ojeda-Granados, Ingrid Rivera-Iñiguez, Arturo Panduro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Liver cirrhosis is usually detected at the later stages of disease. This study is aimed to detect liver damage in patients with chronic liver disease using transitional elastography (TE) and to assess the biochemical parameters associated with liver damage. METHODS: In 578 patients, chronic liver disease based on etiology was diagnosed by clinical and laboratory tests. Liver damage was evaluated with TE (FibroScan®), while its association with biochemical parameters was performed using the logistic regression tests...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634687/noninvasive-serum-models-to-predict-significant-liver-related-events-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
#5
Ragesh Babu Thandassery, Saad Al Kaabi, Madiha E Soofi, Benjamin Tharian, Rajvir Singh
AIM: We aim to compare 20 noninvasive fibrosis scores (NIFS), derived from routine blood tests, for predicting significant liver-related adverse events (SLRE) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) after anti-viral treatment (AVT) with the goal to identify independent predictors for these outcomes. METHODS: From 1605 patients who received AVT (pegylated interferon and ribavirin) from January 2002 to June 2014, 20 NIFS were calculated from routine blood tests prior to AVT...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487618/non-alt-biomarkers-for-markedly-abnormal-liver-histology-among-chinese-persistently-normal-alanine-aminotransferase-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Jin-Lin Cheng, Xiao-Ling Wang, Shi-Gui Yang, Hong Zhao, Jing-Jing Wu, Lan-Juan Li
AIM: To determine incidence and clinical biomarkers of marked necroinflammation and fibrosis characteristics among chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with persistently normal alanine aminotransferase (PNALT). METHODS: Liver biopsy was performed on 115 CHB patients with PNALT. Necroinflammation and fibrosis were graded by the Knodell histologic activity index and the Ishak fibrosis score, respectively. Correlations between the available clinical parameters and necroinflammation and fibrosis were analysed...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448868/protective-effects-of-teucrium-polium-aqueous-extract-and-ascorbic-acid-on-hematological-and-some-biochemical-parameters-against-carbon-tetrachloride-ccl4-induced-toxicity-in-rats
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Fatma Rahmouni, Latifa Hamdaoui, Riadh Badraoui, Tarek Rebai
Herbal drugs play a crucial function to protect organisms from the toxic effect of some compounds. The present study was designed to evaluate the protective effects of Teucrium Polium (TP) aqueous extract and vitamin C (Vit C) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) which induced toxicity in rats. Male albino Wistar rats were divided into six groups: group I was used as controls, group II received CCl4 in olive oil (0.5ml/kg) by gavage, and group III received CCl4 in olive oil (0.5ml/kg) by gavage after three days of receiving TP (5g/l), orally, for seven days; Group IV received TP (5g/l) alone, orally, for seven days, Group V received CCl4 in olive oil (0...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390159/the-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-781-children-a-multicenter-international-collaboration
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Mark R Deneau, Wael El-Matary, Pamela L Valentino, Reham Abdou, Khaled Alqoaer, Mansi Amin, Achiya Z Amir, Marcus Auth, Fateh Bazerbachi, Annemarie Broderick, Albert Chan, Jillian Cotter, Sylvia Doan, Mounif El-Youssef, Federica Ferrari, Katryn N Furuya, Madeleine Gottrand, Frederic Gottrand, Nitika Gupta, Matjaz Homan, Binita M Kamath, Kyung Mo Kim, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Anastasia Konidari, Bart Koot, Raffaele Iorio, Oren Ledder, Cara Mack, Mercedes Martinez, Tamir Miloh, Parvathi Mohan, Niamh O'Cathain, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Amanda Ricciuto, Lawrence Saubermann, Pushpa Sathya, Eyal Shteyer, Vratislav Smolka, Atushi Tanaka, Raghu Varier, Veena Venkat, Bernadette Vitola, Miriam B Vos, Marek Woynarowski, Jason Yap, M Kyle Jensen
There are limited data on the natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) in children. We aimed to describe the disease characteristics and long-term outcomes of pediatric PSC. We retrospectively collected all pediatric PSC cases from 36 participating institutions and conducted a survival analysis from the date of PSC diagnosis to dates of diagnosis of portal hypertensive or biliary complications, cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplantation, or death. We analyzed patients grouped by disease phenotype and laboratory studies at diagnosis to identify objective predictors of long-term outcome...
August 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377329/presumptive-diagnosis-of-leptospirosis-before-seroconversion-a-review-of-338-cases-in-wallis-and-futuna-2008-to-2015
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Denis Massenet, Clément Couteaux, Cyrille Goarant
Leptospirosis is a common condition in Wallis and Futuna, and the definitive diagnosis needs to be established urgently at the first patient consultation, which is usually one to two days after the onset of clinical signs. As a diagnostic aid, a composite index was established based on data from 338 patients seen by the Wallis and Futuna admissions services between 2008 and 2015. The data taken into account include: age and sex of the patient, their home island, the consultation period and the results of leukocytes, platelets, CRP, creatinine and GGT tests combined with 2 major clinical signs, headache and conjunctival suffusion...
April 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297773/-establishment-and-evaluation-of-noninvasive-diagnostic-models-for-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Q Yang, D P Liu, L P Li, Y Gu, M X Zhang, Y Liu, K Yang
Objective: To establish the model of liver fibrosis based on noninvasive indices, and to investigate the diagnostic value of this model. Methods: A total of 838 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) who underwent liver biopsy in our hospital from March 2003 to October 2013 were selected, and the results of blood tests and B-ultrasound were collected. The correlation between these indices and liver fibrosis stage was analyzed. A logistic regression analysis was performed to establish a predictive model, and the value of this model was examined in validation group...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920479/ceruloplasmin-a-reliable-marker-of-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-patients-with-normal-or-minimally-raised-alanine-aminotransferase
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Da-Wu Zeng, Jing Dong, Jia-Ji Jiang, Yue-Yong Zhu, Yu-Rui Liu
AIM: To develop a non-invasive model to evaluate significant fibrosis and cirrhosis by investigating the association between serum ceruloplasmin (CP) levels and liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with normal or minimally raised alanine aminotransferase (ALT). METHODS: Serum samples and liver biopsy were obtained from 193 CHB patients with minimally raised or normal ALT who were randomly divided into a training group (n = 97) and a validation group (n = 96)...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822295/infection-with-hepatitis-viruses-fib-4-index-and-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-southern-italy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Mario Fusco, Pierluca Piselli, Saverio Virdone, Pietro Di Cicco, Paola Scognamiglio, Paolo De Paoli, Valerio Ciullo, Diana Verdirosi, Michele D'Orazio, Luigino Dal Maso, Enrico Girardi, Silvia Franceschi, Diego Serraino
BACKGROUND: The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its association with hepatitis C (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, FIB-4 index and liver enzymes was assessed in an area of the province of Naples covered by a population-based cancer registry. METHODS: We conducted a cohort investigation on 4492 individuals previously enrolled in a population-based seroprevalent survey on HCV and HBV infections. The diagnosis of HCC was assessed through a record linkage with the cancer registry...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704012/serum-fibrosis-markers-for-the-diagnosis-of-liver-disease-among-people-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-chennai-india
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Javier A Cepeda, Sunil S Solomon, Aylur K Srikrishnan, Paneerselvam Nandagopal, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Muniratnam S Kumar, David L Thomas, Mark S Sulkowski, Shruti H Mehta
Background.  Access to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment is limited in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Noninvasive biomarkers, such as fibrosis 4 (FIB-4) and aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI), are low-cost alternatives to staging liver disease and identifying treatment need in people with chronic HCV infection, but their accuracy has not been evaluated in LMICs. Methods.  We tested the accuracy of FIB-4 and APRI at validated cutoffs (FIB-4 <1.45, >3.25; APRI <0.5, >1...
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621245/reference-values-for-34-frequently-used-laboratory-tests-in-80-year-old-men-and-women
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Johanna Helmersson-Karlqvist, Peter Ridefelt, Lars Lind, Anders Larsson
OBJECTIVES: Reference values are usually based on blood samples from healthy individuals in the age range 20-50 years. Most patients seeking health care are older than this reference population. Many reference intervals are age dependent and there is thus a need to have appropriate reference intervals also for elderly individuals. METHODS: We analyzed a group of frequently used laboratory tests in an 80-year-old population (n=531, 266 females and 265 males). The 2...
October 2016: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605880/management-of-psoriasis-patients-with-hepatitis-b-or-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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REVIEW
Claudio Bonifati, Viviana Lora, Dario Graceffa, Lorenzo Nosotti
The systemic therapies available for the management of Psoriasis (PsO) patients who cannot be treated with more conservative options, such as topical agents and/or phototherapy, with the exception of acitretin, can worsen or reactivate a chronic infection. Therefore, before administering immunosuppressive therapies with either conventional disease-modifying drugs (cDMARDs) or biological ones (bDMARDs) it is mandatory to screen patients for some infections, including hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
July 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587707/predictors-of-response-to-radioligand-therapy-of-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-with-177lu-psma-617
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Justin Ferdinandus, Elisabeth Eppard, Florian C Gaertner, Stefan Kürpig, Rolf Fimmers, Anna Yordanova, Stefan Hauser, Georg Feldmann, Markus Essler, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar
Radioligand therapy (RLT) with (177)Lu-PSMA-617 (PSMA is prostate-specific membrane antigen) is a novel targeted therapy for metastatic prostate cancer. In this study, we evaluated the effect of different pretherapeutic parameters on the therapeutic response measured by prostate-specific antigen (PSA) 2 mo after RLT. METHODS: RLT was performed in 40 hormone-refractory patients with distant metastases and progressive disease (mean age, 71.4 y). (68)Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT was performed in all patients 1-2 wk before RLT...
February 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583895/a-proposed-predictive-model-for-advanced-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-its-validation
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Hiroki Nishikawa, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Akio Ishii, Ryo Takata, Hirayuki Enomoto, Kazunori Yoh, Kyohei Kishino, Yoshihiro Shimono, Yoshinori Iwata, Chikage Nakano, Takashi Nishimura, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
We created a predictive model using serum-based biomarkers for advanced fibrosis (F3 or more) in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and to confirm the accuracy in an independent cohort.A total of 249 CHB patients were analyzed. To achieve our study aim, a training group (n = 125) and a validation group (n = 124) were formed. In the training group, parameters related to the presence of advanced fibrosis in univariate and multivariate analyses were examined, and a formula for advanced fibrosis was created...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573619/development-of-a-model-based-on-biochemical-real%C3%A2-time-tissue-elastography-and-ultrasound-data-for-the-staging-of-liver-fibrosis-and-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#20
Shi-Hao Xu, Qiao Li, Yuan-Ping Hu, Li Ying
The liver fibrosis index (LFI), based on real‑time tissue elastography (RTE), is a method currently used to assess liver fibrosis. However, this method may not consistently distinguish between the different stages of fibrosis, which limits its accuracy. The aim of the present study was to develop novel models based on biochemical, RTE and ultrasound data for predicting significant liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. A total of 85 consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) were prospectively enrolled and underwent a liver biopsy and RTE...
October 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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