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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733221/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-outpatients-with-cirrhosis
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Salvatore Piano, Marta Tonon, Elia Vettore, Marialuisa Stanco, Chiara Pilutti, Antonietta Romano, Sara Mareso, Carmine Gambino, Alessandra Brocca, Antonietta Sticca, Silvano Fasolato, Paolo Angeli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is the most life-threatening complication of cirrhosis. Prevalence and outcomes of ACLF have been recently described in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. However, no data is currently available on the prevalence and the risk factors of ACLF in outpatients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence, predictors and outcomes of ACLF in a large cohort of outpatients with cirrhosis. METHODS: 466 patients with cirrhosis consecutively evaluated in a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic were included and followed up until death and/or liver transplantation for a mean of 45±44 months...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684654/adipocyte-derived-exosomes-promote-lung-cancer-metastasis-by-increasing-mmp9-activity-via-transferring-mmp3-to-lung-cancer-cells
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REVIEW
Jia-Zhou Ye, Yan-Yan Wang, Tao Bai, Jie Chen, Bang-De Xiang, Fei-Xiang Wu, Le-Qun Li
Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) usually worsens prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as characterized by aggressive disease progression, impaired liver function and tolerance to treatment. Conventionally, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) accepted the Barcelona Clinical Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment algorithms, identifying PVTT as an absolute contra-indication of surgical resection for HCC. HCC-PVTT patients are offered sorafenib as the standard treatment...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684653/surgical-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-in-the-asia-pacific-region-beyond-the-barcelona-clinical-liver-cancer-treatment-algorithms-a-review-and-update
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Jia-Zhou Ye, Yan-Yan Wang, Tao Bai, Jie Chen, Bang-De Xiang, Fei-Xiang Wu, Le-Qun Li
Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) usually worsens prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as characterized by aggressive disease progression, impaired liver function and tolerance to treatment. Conventionally, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) accepted the Barcelona Clinical Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment algorithms, identifying PVTT as an absolute contra-indication of surgical resection for HCC. HCC-PVTT patients are offered sorafenib as the standard treatment...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676019/statins-an-under-appreciated-asset-for-the-prevention-and-the-treatment-of-nafld-or-nash-and-the-related-cardiovascular-risk
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Vasilios G Athyros, Chrysa Boutari, Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Konstantinos P Imprialos, Michael Doumas, Asterios Karagiannis
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease (30% of the general population) and up to 40% of cases advance to the more severe form of the disease: non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is causally related to cirrhosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). There is no generally accepted effective treatment for NAFLD/NASH. The joint guidelines of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) suggest the "off label" use of pioglitazone in patients without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and pioglitazone in subjects with T2DM or vitamin E or their combination for the treatment of NASH; however pioglitazone has considerable limitations: weight gain, bone fractures in women, and heart failure...
June 20, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647541/response-tailored-protocol-versus-the-fixed-12weeks-course-of-dual-sofosbuvir-daclatasvir-treatment-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-infection-a-randomized-open-label-non-inferiority-trial
#5
Mostafa Yakoot, Alaa M Abdo, Siham Abdel-Rehim, Sherine Helmy
BACKGROUND: The most recent European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 2016 Guidelines on treatment of hepatitis C (HCV), allowed for shortening the course of treatment for some subsets of patients with sofosbuvir/ledipasvir and with grazoprevir/elbasvir based on cutoff baseline HCV RNA values. We hypothesized that it would be prudent to also consider an objectively assuring very rapid, on-treatment, virologic response to therapy at week 2 (vRVR) before taking the decision of shortening the treatment duration...
July 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643982/-current-surgical-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-critical-appraisal-of-current-guidelines
#6
Daniel Clerc, Nermin Halkic, Nicolas Demartines, Emmanuel Melloul
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) management has evolved in the last decades. Current available treatments include interventional radiology like radiofrequency ablation, transarterial chemoembolization or Yttrium 90 radioembolization. Surgery, when possible, has been proven to be the most effective treatment in reducing the risk of long-term local recurrence. American and European societies (AASLD, EASL, respectively) guidelines for the management of HCC endorse The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment allocation system...
June 14, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640517/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-south-america-evaluation-of-risk-factors-demographics-and-therapy
#7
Jose D Debes, Aaron J Chan, Domingo Balderramo, Luciana Kikuchi, Esteban Gonzalez Ballerga, Jhon E Prieto, Monica Tapias, Victor Idrovo, Milagros B Davalos, Fernando Cairo, Fernando J Barreyro, Sebastian Paredes, Nelia Hernandez, Karla Avendaño, Javier Diaz Ferrer, Ju Dong Yang, Enrique Carrera, Jairo A Garcia, Angelo Z Mattos, Bruno S Hirsch, Pablo T Gonçalves, Flair J Carrilho, Lewis R Roberts
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Most studies addressing the epidemiology of HCC originate from developed countries. This study reports the preliminary findings of a multinational approach to characterize HCC in South America. METHODS: We evaluated 1336 HCC patients seen at 14 centers in six South American countries using a retrospective study design with participating centers completing a template chart of patient characteristics...
June 22, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629395/early-experiences-from-one-of-the-first-treatment-programs-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-in-sub-saharan-africa
#8
Hanna Aberra, Hailemichael Desalegn, Nega Berhe, Girmay Medhin, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Asgeir Johannessen
BACKGROUND: Treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is virtually absent in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we present early experiences from a pilot program for treatment of CHB in Ethiopia. METHODS: Adults (≥18 years) with CHB were included in a cohort study at St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, from February 2015. The baseline assessment included liver function tests, viral markers and transient elastography (Fibroscan 402, Echosense, France)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611522/radiological-response-and-inflammation-scores-predict-tumour-recurrence-in-patients-treated-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-before-liver-transplantation
#9
Daniele Nicolini, Andrea Agostini, Roberto Montalti, Federico Mocchegiani, Cinzia Mincarelli, Alessandra Mandolesi, Nicola L Robertson, Roberto Candelari, Andrea Giovagnoni, Marco Vivarelli
AIM: To investigate the prognostic value of the radiological response after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and inflammatory markers in patients affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) awaiting liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the preoperative predictors of HCC recurrence in 70 patients treated with conventional (n = 16) or doxorubicin-eluting bead TACE (n = 54) before LT. The patient and tumour characteristics, including the static and dynamic alpha-fetoprotein, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) measurements, were recorded...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611509/hepatitis-c-in-injection-drug-users-it-is-time-to-treat
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EDITORIAL
Alberto Grassi, Giorgio Ballardini
Injection drug users (IDUs) are at risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, due to needle and syringe sharing. Chronic HCV infection is a major cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality but can be cured with antiviral treatment leading to sustained viral response (SVR). It is well demonstrated that, when close cooperation between specialists in drug addiction and psychiatrists is assured, patients on maintenance treatment with methadone/buprenorphine can be treated for HCV with response rate, tolerability and side effects similar to those reported in non-IDUs...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609160/circulating-scca-igm-complex-is-a-useful-biomarker-to-predict-the-outcome-of-therapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
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Maria Guarino, Giovan G Di Costanzo, Andrea Gallotta, Raffaella Tortora, Laura Paneghetti, Francesco Auriemma, Concetta Tuccillo, Giorgio Fassina, Nicola Caporaso, Filomena Morisco
INTRODUCTION: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) develops in about 3-4% of cirrhotic patients every year. The squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) has been found elevated in liver cancer specimens by immunohistochemistry, and detected in complex with IgM (SCCA-IgM) in the serum of patients with HCC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of serological SCCA-IgM levels to predict the efficacy of HCC therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 2012 to April 2014, 131 patients with a new diagnosis of HCC were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605060/modelling-the-benefits-and-harms-of-surveillance-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-information-to-support-informed-choices
#12
Eleanor J Taylor, Rebecca L Jones, J Ashley Guthrie, Ian A Rowe
Surveillance by ultrasonography for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for individuals with cirrhosis is recommended. There is debate regarding the effectiveness of surveillance in reducing mortality and there is little information on the harms available to patients considering surveillance. The aim of this study was to provide estimates of both the benefit and harms of surveillance. A Markov model was built to simulate outcomes of individuals entering surveillance. Following identification of a focal lesion by ultrasound surveillance further investigations were defined by the EASL-EORTC recall policy...
June 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579728/easl-international-liver-congress-2017
#13
Walter Alexander
The latest in hepatology research was presented at this year's European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) International Liver Congress.
June 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553196/diagnostic-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-pictorial-essay
#14
Tomasz K Nowicki, Karolina Markiet, Edyta Szurowska
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver cancer, which develops mostly in the setting of chronic liver disease. European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) prepared guidelines for screening, follow-up and diagnosis of HCC to facilitate decision making and optimize both diagnostic and therapeutic protocols. The review briefly describes etiology, epidemiology and histopathology of HCC and presents EASL-EORTC guidelines for surveillance and diagnosis of HCC...
May 2017: Current Medical Imaging Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456667/6-hcv-genotyping-9g-test-for-hcv-1a-1b-2-3-4-and-6-6a-6f-6i-and-6n-with-high-accuracy
#15
Wasun Chantratita, Keum-Soo Song, Satish Balasaheb Nimse, Viroj Pongthanapisith, Nipa Thongbaiphet, Garanyuta Wongtabtim, Ekawat Pasomsub, Kanokwan Angkanavin, Mukesh Digambar Sonawane, Shrikant Dasharath Warkad, Taisun Kim
According to EASL guidelines and WHO recommendations, the accurate detection of HCV genotypes such as HCV 1a, HCV1b, HCV 2, HCV 3, HCV 4, and HCV 6 (6a, 6f, 6i, 6n) is crucial for the efficient treatment of hepatitis C. HCV Genotyping 9G test allows simultaneous genotyping of HCV 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, and 6 (6a, 6f, 6i, and 6n) in clinical samples in 30min. The performance of the test was evaluated by comparison with sequence analysis. Serum samples (n=152) from HCV-infected patients (n=110) and healthy individuals (n=42) were processed under blinded codes...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456135/differential-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-defined-by-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-chronic-liver-failure-criteria
#16
Juan Wu, Yuan-Yuan Li, Jin-Hua Hu, Lin Jia, Ming Shi, Fan-Ping Meng, Juan Li, Juan Zhao, Fu-Sheng Wang, Qing-Hua Meng
AIM: To determine the differential characteristics and prognosis of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) detected using Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) criteria and then classified using European Association for the Study of the Liver-Chronic Liver Failure (EASL-CLIF) criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 316 HBV-related APASL ACLF patients treated at Beijing 302 Hospital or Beijing You'An Hospital (both Beijing, China) between February 2015 and February 2016...
April 29, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427875/easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#17
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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection. Chronic HBV infection can be classified into five phases: (I) HBeAg-positive chronic infection, (II) HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis, (III) HBeAg-negative chronic infection, (IV) HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis and (V) HBsAg-negative phase...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427765/easl-clinical-practice-guidelines-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#18
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Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune cholestatic liver disease, which when untreated will culminate in end-stage biliary cirrhosis. Diagnosis is usually based on the presence of serum liver tests indicative of a cholestatic hepatitis in association with circulating antimitochondrial antibodies. Patient presentation and course can be diverse and risk stratification is important to ensure all patients receive a personalised approach to their care. The goals of treatment and management are the prevention of end-stage liver disease, and the amelioration of associated symptoms...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427764/role-of-endoscopy-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-easl-clinical-guideline
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This guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) on the role of endoscopy in primary sclerosing cholangitis. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. Main recommendations.
June 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420030/role-of-endoscopy-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-easl-clinical-guideline
#20
Lars Aabakken, Tom H Karlsen, Jörg Albert, Marianna Arvanitakis, Olivier Chazouilleres, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Martti Färkkilä, Peter Fickert, Gideon M Hirschfield, Andrea Laghi, Marco Marzioni, Michael Fernandez, Stephen P Pereira, Jürgen Pohl, Jan-Werner Poley, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Christoph Schramm, Fredrik Swahn, Andrea Tringali, Cesare Hassan
1 ESGE/EASL recommend that, as the primary diagnostic modality for PSC, magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) should be preferred over endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).Moderate quality evidence, strong recommendation. 2 ESGE/EASL suggest that ERCP can be considered if MRC plus liver biopsy is equivocal or contraindicated in patients with persisting clinical suspicion of PSC. The risks of ERCP have to be weighed against the potential benefit with regard to surveillance and treatment recommendations...
April 18, 2017: Endoscopy
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