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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454301/heteroassembled-gold-nanoparticles-with-sandwich-immunoassay-lspr-chip-format-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-surface-antigen-hbsag
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Jinwoon Kim, Seo Yeong Oh, Shruti Shukla, Seok Bok Hong, Nam Su Heo, Vivek K Bajpai, Hyang Sook Chun, Cheon-Ho Jo, Bong Gill Choi, Yun Suk Huh, Young-Kyu Han
This study aimed to develop a more sensitive method for the detection of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) using heteroassembled gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). A single layered localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) chip format was developed with antigen-antibody reaction-based detection symmetry using AuNPs, which detected HBsAg at 10 pg/mL. To further improve the detection limit, a modified detection format was fabricated by fixing a secondary antibody (to form a heteroassembled sandwich format) to the AuNP monolayer, which enhanced the detection sensitivity by about 100 times...
February 7, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453831/evaluation-of-a-recombinant-multiepitope-antigen-for-diagnosis-of-hepatitis-c-virus-a-lower-cost-alternative-for-antigen-production
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Ronaldo Luis Thomasini, Hortencia Gisele Amaro Souza, Oscar Bruna-Romero, Antonio Helvecio Totola, Neiva Sellan Lopes Gonçales, Cristiano Xavier Lima, Mauro Martins Teixeira
BACKGROUND: The most of the hepatitis C-infected patients remain undiagnosed until they develop severe liver damage or submitted for serological screening. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a recombinant multiepitope protein for detection of IgG anti-hepatitis C virus. METHOD: A synthetic gene was cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli, and the recombinant protein was purified. Human serum panel consisted of 88 positives (20 HCV genotyped) and 376 negatives for hepatitis C, 6 positives for human acquired immunodeficiency virus, 6 syphilis positives, 6 hepatitis B positives were tested by IgG antihepatitis C virus using the protein by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450868/hepatocholangiocarcinoma-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-are-they-contraindication-or-indication-for-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Ka Wing Ma, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok, Wong Hoi She, Tan To Cheung, Albert Chi Yan Chan, Wing Chiu Dai, James Yan Yue Fung, Chung Mau Lo
BACKGROUND: Uncommon primary hepatic malignancies such as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and hepatocholangiocarcinoma (HCC-CC) were generally considered contraindications for liver transplantation(LT), and studies comparing the efficacy of LT and resection (LR) for ICC/HCC-CC were scarce. OBJECTIVE: To compare the survival outcomes of ICC/HCC-CC patients treated by LT and LR in a propensity score-matched population. METHOD: This is a retrospective study from 1995 to 2015...
February 15, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446857/infectious-risk-of-biological-drugs-versus-traditional-systemic-treatments-in-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-a-cohort-analysis-in-the-french-insurance-database
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Sylvain Couderc, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Robert Bourrel, Paul Carle, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Agnès Sommet
The aim of this study was to compare the infectious risk between a group of psoriasis patients treated by Biological Drugs (BD) and a group treated by Traditional Systemic Treatments (TST). We built a retrospective observational cohort study from the French health insurance database in the Midi-Pyrénées area (2.9 million inhabitants, South West of France) using data from 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2013. We compared the infectious risk between 'exposed' patients treated with BD (adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab or ustekinumab) and 'unexposed' patients treated by TST (phototherapy, acitretin, methotrexate or cyclosporine)...
February 15, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445310/training-in-emerging-advances-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-pakistan-the-teach-pak-project
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Faisal W Ismail, Shahab Abid, Minaz Mawani, Wasim Jafri, Saeed S Hamid
Purpose: Viral hepatitis B and C represent the primary health challenge confronting Asia and Pakistan. With direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C, patients will be treated by general physicians (GPs) and will need training through continuing medical education (CME). Blended learning is a combination of didactic teaching with online, self-paced learning, and it has not been evaluated as a CME tool for general physicians. We aimed to compare the change in physician's knowledge about chronic viral hepatitis following a blended learning educational program...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443755/argininemia-as-a-cause-of-severe-chronic-stunting-and-partial-growth-hormone-deficiency-pghd-a-case-report
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Xiaotang Cai, Dan Yu, Yongmei Xie, Hui Zhou
RATIONALE: Argininemia is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder of the urea cycle. Because of its atypical symptoms in early age, diagnosis can be delayed until the typical chronic manifestations - including spastic diplegia, deterioration in cognitive function, and epilepsy - appear in later childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: A Chinese boy initially presented with severe stunting and partial growth hormone deficiency (PGHD) at 3 years old and was initially treated with growth hormone replacement therapy...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438557/is-drug-induced-hepatitis-related-to-the-severity-of-tuberculous-meningitis
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Mritunjai Kumar, Jayantee Kalita, Abhilasha Tripathi, Usha K Misra
Background: Drug-induced hepatitis (DIH) occurs more commonly in tuberculous meningitis (TBM) than non-CNS tuberculosis. We evaluate DIH in TBM and its relationship with disease severity and surrogate markers of stress. Methods: Sixty-seven patients with TBM were included prospectively. The diagnosis of DIH was based on five times elevation of alanine amino transferase (ALT) in asymptomatic and three times in symptomatic patients, serum bilirubin 1.5 mg/dL or more occurring after 3 days of antitubercular drugs without any other cause of liver dysfunction; and improvement in liver function upon drug withdrawal...
February 9, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435059/macc1-and-hgf-are-associated-with-survival-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Guokai Dong, Man Wang, Guangfu Gu, Shanshan Li, Xiaoming Sun, Zhouru Li, Hongxing Cai, Zhengqiu Zhu
Metastasis-associsated in colon cancer 1 (MACC1), a newly identified oncogene, promotes tumor cell proliferation and invasion. In the present study, the expression of MACC1, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and its receptor, MET proto-oncogene (c-Met), was investigated in human gastric cancer tissues and adjacent normal tissues by immunohistochemistry. The association between the expression levels of the proteins and the clinicopathological parameters of the tumors were statistically analyzed. Furthermore, lentiviral particles expressing MACC1 were used to infect the hepatic satellite cell (HSC) line LX2...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432974/similarities-and-changes-between-15-and-24-year-survival-and-retention-rates-of-patients-in-a-large-medical-affiliated-methadone-maintenance-treatment-mmt-center
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Einat Peles, Shaul Schreiber, Anat Sason, Miriam Adelson
BACKGROUND: Environmental and social trends and patients' characteristics may affect predictors for methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) outcome. METHODS: We have expanded our previous study of predictors for MMT outcome (from 619 to 890 patients) and the study period (from 15 to 24 years). Survival and retention in MMT since admission to the MMT clinic (6/1993-6/2016) and until death or study closure (6/2017) were compiled and analyzed. RESULTS: Of 890 patients ever admitted (10,146...
February 7, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429413/a-case-of-a-patient-infected-with-a-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-3a-multidrug-resistant-variant-in-pakistan
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Asad Zia, Muhammad Ali, Hafsa Aziz, Muhammad Zia, Zabta Khan Shinwari, Abida Raza
BACKGROUND: Approximately 10 million people in Pakistan are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Most patients develop chronic hepatitis, with rare cases of spontaneous clearance. However, little is known about multidrug resistant viral variants in Pakistan. FINDINGS: This case study describes a 47-year-old male diagnosed with chronic HCV genotype 3a infection in 2003. After an initial diagnosis of viral infection, the patient remained treatment naïve for 5 years...
February 11, 2018: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427823/contribution-of-diagnostic-tests-for-the-etiological-assessment-of-uveitis-data-from-the-ulisse-study-uveitis-clinical-and-medicoeconomic-evaluation-of-a-standardized-strategy-of-the-etiological-diagnosis
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Pierre Grumet, Laurent Kodjikian, Audrey de Parisot, Marie-Hélène Errera, Neila Sedira, Emmanuel Heron, Laurent Pérard, Pierre-Loïc Cornut, Christelle Schneider, Sophie Rivière, Priscille Ollé, Grégory Pugnet, Pascal Cathébras, Pierre Manoli, Bahram Bodaghi, David Saadoun, Stéphanie Baillif, Nathalie Tieulie, Marc Andre, Frédéric Chiambaretta, Nicolas Bonin, Philip Bielefeld, Alain Bron, Frédéric Mouriaux, Boris Bienvenu, Stéphanie Vicente, Sylvie Bin, Marc Labetoulle, Christiane Broussolle, Yvan Jamilloux, Evelyne Decullier, Pascal Sève
PURPOSE: ULISSE is the only study that prospectively assessed the efficiency of a standardized strategy, compared to an open strategy for the etiologic diagnosis of uveitis. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of the tests prescribed in the ULISSE study to clarify their relevance. METHODS: ULISSE is a non-inferiority, prospective, multicenter and cluster randomized study. The standardized strategy is a two-steps strategy: in the first step, common standard tests were performed, and in the second step, tests were guided by the clinical and anatomic type of uveitis...
February 7, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426622/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-an-unusual-postoperative-complication
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S Mota, C Filipe, A L Almeida
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) are acute, rare, life-threatening thrombotic microangiopathies that require swift management. We report a case of acute microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia (MAHA) presenting in perioperative setting. CLINICAL CASE: After hepatic pericystectomy for hydatid cyst, a 46-year-old female developed MAHA, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure in the immediate postoperative period...
February 6, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424906/diagnostic-value-of-various-noninvasive-indexes-in-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-hepatic-fibrosis
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X-Z Yang, A-W Gen, J-C Xian, L Xiao
OBJECTIVE: Hepatic fibrosis is a repair response to chronic liver injury. This study evaluated the diagnostic value of various noninvasive indicators for hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic liver disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 95 patients with liver biopsy were enrolled in this study. Routine clinical and laboratory examinations were collected, including age, sex, blood routine, biochemistry, serum fibrosis, and FibroTouch. APRI and FIB4 scores were calculated...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411291/post-liver-transplantation-diabetes-mellitus-a-review-of-relevance-and-approach-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Maria J Peláez-Jaramillo, Allison A Cárdenas-Mojica, Paula V Gaete, Carlos O Mendivil
Post-liver transplantation diabetes mellitus (PLTDM) develops in up to 30% of liver transplant recipients and is associated with increased risk of mortality and multiple morbid outcomes. PLTDM is a multicausal disorder, but the main risk factor is the use of immunosuppressive agents of the calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) family (tacrolimus and cyclosporine). Additional factors, such as pre-transplant overweight, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatitis C virus infection, may further increase risk of developing PLTDM...
February 6, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404494/use-of-mac-2-binding-protein-as-a-biomarker-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-diagnosis
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Yoshihiro Kamada, Masafumi Ono, Hideyuki Hyogo, Hideki Fujii, Yoshio Sumida, Makoto Yamada, Kojiroh Mori, Saiyu Tanaka, Tomohiro Maekawa, Yusuke Ebisutani, Akiko Yamamoto, Shinji Takamatsu, Masashi Yoneda, Norifumi Kawada, Kazuaki Chayama, Toshiji Saibara, Tetsuo Takehara, Eiji Miyoshi
In contrast to patients with viral hepatitis, patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can progress to hepatocellular carcinoma during the initial stages of liver fibrosis. Development and implementation of noninvasive methods for diagnosis and progression prediction are important for effective NAFLD surveillance. Mac-2 binding protein (Mac-2bp) is a useful nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) diagnosis biomarker and a powerful prediction biomarker for NAFLD fibrosis stage. Wisteria floribunda agglutinin (WFA)-positive Mac-2bp (WFA+-M2BP) is a novel serum fibrosis biomarker for chronic hepatitis C that has clinical validity...
October 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404490/survival-following-hospitalization-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-among-people-notified-with-hepatitis-b-or-c-virus-in-australia-2000-2014
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Reem Waziry, Jason Grebely, Janaki Amin, Maryam Alavi, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jacob George, Gail V Matthews, Matthew Law, Gregory J Dore
We assessed trends in HCC survival in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in New South Wales, Australia. Data on HBV (n = 54,399) and HCV (n = 96,908) notifications (1993-2012) were linked to a hospitalization database (July 2000-June 2014), the New South Wales Cancer Registry, and the New South Wales Death Registry. A total of 725 (1.3%) first HBV-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 1,309 (1.4%) first HCV-HCC hospitalizations were included. Death occurred in 60.4% of HBV-HCC and 69...
October 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403100/controlling-hepatitis-c-in-rwanda-a-framework-for-a-national-response
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Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil, Jeanne Umuhire, Jules Mugabo, Mutagoma Mwumvaneza, Jean Damascene Makuza, Justine Umutesi, Sabin Nsanzimana, Neil Gupta
With the introduction of direct-acting antiviral drugs, treatment of hepatitis C is both highly effective and tolerable. Access to treatment for patients, however, remains limited in low- and middle-income countries due to the lack of supportive health infrastructure and the high cost of treatment. Poorer countries are being encouraged by international bodies to organize public health responses that would facilitate the roll-out of care and treatment on a national scale. Yet few countries have documented formal plans and policies...
January 1, 2018: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399284/proton-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-based-metabonomic-models-for-non-invasive-diagnosis-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-optimizing-the-classification-of-intermediate-fibrosis
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Andrea Dória Batista, Carlos Jonnatan Pimentel Barros, Tássia Brena Barroso Carneiro Costa, Michele Maria Gonçalves de Godoy, Ronaldo Dionísio Silva, Joelma Carvalho Santos, Mariana Montenegro de Melo Lira, Norma Thomé Jucá, Edmundo Pessoa de Almeida Lopes, Ricardo Oliveira Silva
AIM: To develop metabonomic models (MMs), using 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of serum, to predict significant liver fibrosis (SF: Metavir ≥ F2), advanced liver fibrosis (AF: METAVIR ≥ F3) and cirrhosis (C: METAVIR = F4 or clinical cirrhosis) in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. Additionally, to compare the accuracy of the MMs with the aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis index based on four factors (FIB-4). METHODS: Sixty-nine patients who had undergone biopsy in the previous 12 mo or had clinical cirrhosis were included...
January 27, 2018: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399157/the-serum-metabolic-profiles-of-different-barcelona-stages-hepatocellular-carcinoma-associated-with-hepatitis-b-virus
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Lei Zhang, Guang-Ye Wu, Yu-Jing Wu, Shu-Ye Liu
The present study aimed to explore the characteristic ions distinguishing different Barcelona stages in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using the ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) platform, and to evaluate their value in diagnosing and monitoring the progress of HCC. The serum was sampled from 20 healthy volunteers, 20 patients with HBV-induced cirrhosis and 75 patients with HBV-associated HCC of different BCLC stages. Samples were all examined using UPLC-MS...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396792/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-managing-pediatric-liver-tumors-part-2-percutaneous-interventions
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REVIEW
C Matthew Hawkins, Alexander J Towbin, Derek J Roebuck, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Avnesh S Thakor, Richard B Towbin, Anne Marie Cahill, Matthew P Lungren
Hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are the most common pediatric liver malignancies, with hepatoblastoma occurring more commonly in younger children and HCC occurring more commonly in older children and adolescents. Although surgical resection (including transplant when necessary) and systemic chemotherapy have improved overall survival rate for hepatoblastoma to approximately 80% from 30%, a number of children with this tumor type are not eligible for operative treatment. In contradistinction, pediatric HCC continues to carry a dismal prognosis with an overall 5-year survival rate of 30%...
February 2, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
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