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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853199/bacterial-infection-triggered-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-is-associated-with-increased-mortality
#1
Marcus M Mücke, Tatiana Rumyantseva, Victoria T Mücke, Katharina Schwarzkopf, Sabrina Joshi, Volkhard A J Kempf, Christoph Welsch, Stefan Zeuzem, Christian M Lange
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is characterized by an acute deterioration of liver function in patients with cirrhosis in combination with recently defined organ failures. Our aim was to independently validate the prognostic value of the recently established EASL-CLIF-Consortium definition of ACLF and to identify new predictors of short-term mortality. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision diagnosis of (sub)acute liver failure were retrospectively categorized according to the EASL-CLIF-Consortium definition...
August 29, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834965/response-evaluation-of-malignant-liver-lesions-after-tace-sirt-comparison-of-manual-and-semi-automatic-measurement-of-different-response-criteria-in-multislice-ct
#2
Anna Janina Höink, Christoph Schülke, Raphael Koch, Annika Löhnert, Sara Kammerer, Rasmus Fortkamp, Walter Heindel, Boris Buerke
Purpose To compare measurement precision and interobserver variability in the evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver metastases in MSCT before and after transarterial local ablative therapies. Materials and Methods Retrospective study of 72 patients with malignant liver lesions (42 metastases; 30 HCCs) before and after therapy (43 SIRT procedures; 29 TACE procedures). Established (LAD; SAD; WHO) and vitality-based parameters (mRECIST; mLAD; mSAD; EASL) were assessed manually and semi-automatically by two readers...
August 23, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833344/radioembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-statistical-confirmation-of-improved-survival-in-responders-by-landmark-analyses
#3
Ahsun Riaz, Ahmed Gabr, Nadine Abouchaleh, Rehan Ali, Ali Alasadi, Ronald Mora, Laura Kulik, Kush Desai, Bartley Thornburg, Samdeep Mouli, Ryan Hickey, Frank H Miller, Vahid Yaghmai, Daniel Ganger, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem
Does imaging response predict survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)? We studied the ability of post-therapeutic imaging response to predict overall survival. Over 14 years, 948 HCC patients were treated with radioembolization. Patients with baseline metastases, vascular invasion, multifocal disease, Child-Pugh>B7 and transplanted/resected were excluded. This created our homogenous study cohort of 134 Child-Pugh≤B7 patients with solitary HCC. Response (using European Association for Study of the Liver [EASL] and Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors 1...
August 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807246/hepatic-intra-arterial-injection-of-irinotecan-drug-eluting-beads-debiri-for-patients-with-unresectable-colorectal-liver-metastases-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Olaguoke Akinwande, Meaghan Dendy, Johannes M Ludwig, Hyun S Kim
PURPOSE: To systematically review the safety and efficacy of transarterial drug-eluting beads, irinotecan (DEBIRI) for the treatment of pretreated patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS: A systematic search of the current literature was conducted to extract publications reporting on the use of DEBIRI for CRLM. Data on the safety and efficacy was extracted and tabulated. Weighted average values (WAV) were calculated for each variable to provide a single value representing the pooled safety and efficacy data...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782337/diagnosis-management-and-prevention-of-hepatitis-c-in-pakistan-2017
#5
Muhammad Umar, Hamama-Tul-Bushra Khaar, Tayyab Saeed Akhter, Faiza Aslam, Syed Irfan Ahmad, Rai Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Khurram, Tassawar Hussain, Amjad Salamat, Anwar A Khan, Fazal-E-Hadi, Zahid Mahmood Minhas, Hasnain Ali Shah, Javed Farooqui, Asif Abbas Naqvi, Aftab Mohsin, Waseem-Ud-Din, Sohail Iqbal Bhutta, Sibt Ul Hasnain Syed, Saleem Qureshi, Tashfeen Adam, Moazzam Uddin, Ghias-U-Nabi Tayyab, Najeeb Ul Haq, Atifa Shoaib, Saima Ambreen, Arslan Shahzad, Nadeem Ikram, Gul Nisar, Mohammad Mujeeb Khan, Mohammad Osama
Aims and Objectives: Since the advent of direct acting antiviral agents, there is a revolutionary change in the management of HCV infection. Newer drugs with different mechanism of action are being introduced and are expected to be available in coming few months in Pakistan as well. The main purpose of the guideline is to review and induct the latest research in field of HCV infection in Pakistani perspective so that our healthcare professionals can apply the new recommendations in timely and judicial manner...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774412/current-treatment-guidelines-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-the-role-of-nucleos-t-ide-analogues-and-peginterferon
#6
REVIEW
Marc G Ghany
Chronic hepatitis B is prevalent worldwide and is a major contributor to death from cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Thus, the goals of therapy are to prevent the development of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related death. Safe and effective therapy is available but complete cure is not yet possible. The decision to treat is complex and must be individualized. Each of the three major liver societies, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) have developed treatment guidelines to provide healthcare professionals guidance on management of chronic HBV infection...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772340/inverse-relationship-between-hepatic-steatosis-and-hepatitis-b-viremia-results-of-a-large-case-control-study
#7
Rex Wh Hui, Wai-Kay Seto, Ka-Shing Cheung, Lung-Yi Mak, Kevin Sh Liu, James Fung, Danny Ka-Ho Wong, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
The potential interaction between chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), two of the most prevalent liver diseases worldwide, has not been well-defined. We performed liver stiffness (LS) and controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) measurements using transient elastography in 1202 CHB patients. Of these, 601 steatotic patients were matched with non-steatotic controls in a 1:1 ratio by age, gender, nucleoside analogue treatment status, and treatment duration. Severe fibrosis was defined according to EASL-ALEH criteria, and steatosis defined as CAP ≥222 dB m(-1) ...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763857/-interpretations-of-easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#8
P Hu, H Ren
The European Association for the Study of the Liver recently released the updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on the management of hepatitis B virus infection at the International Liver Congress(TM) 2017 in Amsterdam. The latest clinical practice guideline integrated the latest scientific advances on diagnosis and therapy of hepatitis B, thereby providing optimize the management of patients with either acute or chronic HBV. The latest clinical practice guideline includes new definitions of disease phases, expanded indications for initiating treatment, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, new stopping rules for antiviral therapy...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760329/micro-elimination-a-path-to-global-elimination-of-hepatitis-c
#9
EDITORIAL
Jeffrey V Lazarus, Stefan Wiktor, Massimo Colombo, Mark Thursz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 28, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733221/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-outpatients-with-cirrhosis
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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