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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530032/hcv-ag-quantification-as-a-one-step-procedure-in-diagnosing-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-cameroon-the-anrs-12336-study
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Léa Duchesne, Richard Njouom, Frédéric Lissock, Gishlaine Flore Tamko-Mella, Sandrine Rallier, Lila Poiteau, Alexandre Soulier, Stéphane Chevaliez, Guy Vernet, Nicolas Rouveau, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Pierre-Marie Girard, Karine Lacombe
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic procedure for chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) usually combines anti-HCV antibody (HCV-Ab) and HCV-RNA measurement. Quantifying HCV core antigen (cAg) as a one-step procedure could shorten the diagnostic process. We aimed to assess the performance of cAg quantification in diagnosing CHC and how it is influenced by concomitant HIV or HBV infections. METHODS: The cAg was quantified by an automated assay (Abbott Diagnostics) in 465 HCV-Ab negative serum samples and 544 HCV-RNA positive serum samples (n = 1009) collected in patients from the Pasteur Center in Cameroon, some of whom were infected by HBV or HIV...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527884/adjuvant-medications-that-improve-survival-after-locoregional-therapy
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F Edward Boas, Etay Ziv, Hooman Yarmohammadi, Karen T Brown, Joseph P Erinjeri, Constantinos T Sofocleous, James J Harding, Stephen B Solomon
PURPOSE: To determine if outpatient medications taken at the time of liver tumor embolization or ablation affect survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was done of 2,032 liver tumor embolization, radioembolization, and ablation procedures performed in 1,092 patients from June 2009 to April 2016. Pathology, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) stage (American Joint Committee on Cancer), neuroendocrine tumor (NET) grade, initial locoregional therapy, overall survival after initial locoregional therapy, Child-Pugh score, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, Charlson Comorbidity Index, and outpatient medications taken at the time of locoregional therapy were analyzed for each patient...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527198/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-an-interdisciplinary-intensive-care-unit-icu-diagnostic-efficacy-in-the-assessment-of-post-operative-complications-compared-to-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-cect-first-results
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M Georgieva, L Beyer, I Goecze, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann, E M Jung
To evaluate the effectiveness of high-resolution contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to diagnose early post-operative complications in an interdisciplinary intensive care unit.In 50 patients (male 32; female 18) 64 CEUS examinations were performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting to detect post-operative complications. Multi-frequency transducer (1-5 and/or 6-9 MHz) were used. All 64 examinations were performed by one experienced examiner. CEUS findings were compared with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) findings...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521452/assessment-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-associated-liver-cirrhosis
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Li-Na Ma, Xiao-Yan Liu, Zhen-Hui Lu, Li-Gang Wu, Yuan-Yuan Tang, Xia Luo, Yan-Chao Hu, Ting-Ting Yan, Qi Wang, Xiang-Chun Ding, Yan Xie
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant tumor worldwide, with high morbidity and mortality. Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma and the majority (~80%) of hepatocellular carcinoma patients in China exhibit co-morbidity with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis. The goal of reliable early diagnostic and prognostic techniques for HBV-associated HCC remains unrealized. The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) tests in the early diagnosis of HCC in patients with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520105/large-scale-computational-models-of-liver-metabolism-how-far-from-the-clinics
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REVIEW
Tanja Cvitanović, Matthias C Reichert, Miha Moškon, Miha Mraz, Frank Lammert, Damjana Rozman
Understanding the dynamics of human liver metabolism is fundamental for effective diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases in general and the metabolism of drugs in particular. This knowledge can be obtained with systems biology/medicine approaches that account for the complexity of hepatic responses and their systemic consequences in other organs. Computational modelling can reveal hidden principles of the system by classification of individual components, analysing their interactions and simulating the effects that are difficult to investigate experimentally...
May 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514315/role-of-cystatin-c-and-glomerular-filtration-rate-in-diagnosis-of-kidney-impairment-in-hepatic-cirrhosis-patients
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Dong Wang, Jia-Fu Feng, An-Qun Wang, Yu-Wei Yang, Yun-Shuang Liu
Hepatic cirrhosis is often accompanied by functional kidney impairment, which may be reversed if early treatment is promptly administered. This study aimed to investigate the role of Cystatin C and Cystatin C estimated glomerular filtration rate in the diagnosis of kidney impairment in patients with hepatic cirrhosis.Four hundred sixty five patients with hepatic cirrhosis were recruited. Serum creatinine and Cystatin C were determined, and their estimated glomerular filtration rates were calculated.The area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve (area under curve [AUC]) of Cystatin C and Cystatin C estimated glomerular filtration rate was significantly larger than that of serum creatinine and serum creatinine estimated glomerular filtration rate, respectively (P = ...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507919/hepatitis-c-virus-rna-strands-detection-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-legitimizes-virus-eradication-in-negative-serum-pcr-na%C3%A3-ve-and-post-treatment-patients
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Mohamed Darwish Ahmed Abd Alla, Mostafa Kamel El Awady
Background and Aims: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) hepatotropism is associated with intra-peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) infection that causes post-treatment relapse in RNA seronegative patients. Our understanding of the association of non-viremic hepatic fibrosis with positive anti-HCV IgG antibodies and active hepatocellular damage might be increased by PBMCs screening for intracellular infection. Thus, the goals of this study included evaluation of PBMCs PCR for diagnosing HCV infection, addressing PBMCs plus serum real-time (SRT) PCR benefits over SRT-PCR alone, studying intra-PBMCs distribution of RNA sense and antisense strands, and identifying treatment feasibility in solitary intracellular infection...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507206/real-world-data-on-prognostic-factors-for-overall-survival-in-egfr-mutation-positive-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-first-line-gefitinib
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Zong-Han Yao, Wei-Yu Liao, Chao-Chi Ho, Kuan-Yu Chen, Jin-Yuan Shih, Jin-Shing Chen, Zhong-Zhe Lin, Chia-Chi Lin, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring an activating epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and receiving gefitinib as first-line treatment in real-world practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 226 patients from June 2011 to May 2013. During this period, gefitinib was the only EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitor reimbursed by the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan...
May 15, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506907/validity-criteria-for-the-diagnosis-of-fatty-liver-by-m-probe-based-controlled-attenuation-parameter
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Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Salvatore Petta, Jean-Baptiste Hiriart, Calogero Cammà, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Fabio Marra, Julien Vergniol, Anthony Wing-Hung Chan, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Wassil Merrouche, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Brigitte Le Bail, Umberto Arena, Antonio Craxì, Victor de Lédinghen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) can be performed together with liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by transient elastography and is often used to diagnose fatty liver. We aimed to define the validity criteria of CAP. METHODS: CAP was measured by the M probe prior to liver biopsy in 754 consecutive patients with different liver diseases at 3 centres in Europe and Hong Kong (derivation cohort, n=340; validation cohort, n=414; 101 chronic hepatitis B, 154 chronic hepatitis C, 349 non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, 37 autoimmune hepatitis, 49 cholestatic liver disease, 64 others; 277 F3-4; age 52±14; body mass index 27...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506027/final-report-of-unmet-needs-of-interferon-based-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-korea-basis-for-moving-into-the-direct-acting-antiviral-era
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Eun Sun Jang, Young Seok Kim, Kyung-Ah Kim, Youn Jae Lee, Woo Jin Chung, In Hee Kim, Byung Seok Lee, Sook-Hyang Jeong
Background/Aims: To evaluate the era of direct acting antivirals (DAAs), we must understand the treatment patterns and outcomes of interferon-based therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We aimed to elucidate the treatment rate, factors affecting treatment decisions, and efficacy of interferon- based therapy in a real-world setting. Methods: This nationwide cohort study included 1,191 newly diagnosed patients with chronic HCV infection at seven tertiary hospitals in South Korea...
May 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502515/lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-in-all-siblings-of-the-same-parents
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James J Maciejko, Premchand Anne, Saleem Raza, Hernando J Lyons
We present 4 normal-weight sibling children with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). LAL-D was considered in the differential diagnosis based on the absence of secondary causes and primary inherited traits for their marked hyperlipidemia, together with unexplained hepatic transaminase elevation. Residual lysosomal acid lipase activity confirmed the diagnosis. DNA sequencing of LIPA indicated that the siblings were compound heterozygotes (c.894G>A and c.428+1G>A). This case describes the unusual occurrence of all offspring from the same nonconsanguineous mother and father inheriting compound heterozygosity of a recessive trait and the identification of an apparently unique LIPA mutation (c...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495458/demonstration-of-a-bronchobiliary-fistula-using-magnetic-resonance-image-with-hepatospecific-contrast-agent
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S Baleato-González, C Vieira-Leite, A M Alvárez-Castro, R García-Figueiras
Bronchobiliary fistulas are a rare entity of difficult diagnosis. The utility of magnetic resonance image (MRI) with hepatospecific contrast agents to demonstrate such condition is seldom described in the literature. This case reports a patient with pulmonary infection with a past history of hepatic surgery for hydatid disease in whom the presence of bile in the sputum rose the suspicious of a bronchobiliary fistula. MRI with hepatospecific contrast agents showed the communication between the biliary and bronchial tree and provided anatomic data to allow a therapeutic approach...
May 8, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494215/potential-ultrastructure-predicting-factors-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hcv-infected-patients
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Soheir S Mansy, Eman El-Ahwany, Soheir Mahmoud, Sara Hassan, Mohammed I Seleem, Amr Abdelaal, Ahmed H Helmy, Mona K Zoheiry, Ahmed S AbdelFattah, Moataz H Hassanein
Hepatitis C virus represents one of the rising causes of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although the early diagnosis of HCC is vital for successful curative treatment, the majority of lesions are diagnosed in an irredeemable phase. This work deals with a comparative ultrastructural study of experimentally gradually induced HCC, surgically resected HCC, and potential premalignant lesions from HCV-infected patients, with the prospect to detect cellular criteria denoting premalignant transformation. Among the main detected pathological changes which are postulated to precede frank HCC: failure of normal hepatocyte regeneration with star shape clonal fragmentation, frequent elucidation of hepatic progenitor cells and Hering canals, hepatocytes of different electron density loaded with small sized rounded monotonous mitochondria, increase junctional complexes bordering bile canaliculi and in between hepatocyte membranes, abundant cellular proteinaceous material with hypertrophied or vesiculated rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), sequestrated nucleus with proteinaceous granular material or hypertrophied RER, formation of lipolysosomes, large autophagosomes, and micro-vesicular fat deposition...
May 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493860/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-women-giving-birth-tennessee-and-united-states-2009-2014
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Stephen W Patrick, Audrey M Bauer, Michael D Warren, Timothy F Jones, Carolyn Wester
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 3.5 million persons in the United States (1), making it the most common bloodborne infection in the country. Recent surveillance data showed increased rates of HCV infection among adolescents and adults who are predominantly white, live in nonurban areas, and have a history of injection drug use.* U.S. birth certificate data were used to analyze trends and geographic variations in rates of HCV infection among women giving birth during 2009-2014. Birth certificates from Tennessee were used to examine individual characteristics and outcomes associated with HCV infection, using a multivariable model to calculate adjusted odds of HCV-related diagnosis in pregnancy among women with live births...
May 12, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490478/mixed-cryoglobulinemia-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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Maria Túlio, Liliana Carvalho, Tiago Bana E Costa, Cristina Chagas
Mixed cryoglobulinemia is frequently secondary to hepatitis C virus infection. Diagnosis and therapeutic management are challenging, depending on the spectrum and severity of manifestations, as well as on the presence of comorbidities. We describe a case of a 79-year-old woman with a non-cirrhotic hepatitis C virus infection presenting with weakness, arthralgias, purpuric rash with left leg ulcerative lesions, bilateral peripheral sensorimotor polyneuropathy, renal impairment and cardiac failure. The investigation was compatible with a severe type II mixed cryoglobulinemia with multisystemic involvement, including a low-grade B cell lymphoma and concomitant intestinal tuberculosis...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489843/-non-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-due-to-didanosina-a-rare-case
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María T Gamero, María Susana Gallardo, Víctor Aguilar, Eduar Bravo, Julissa Guevara, Fernando Mejia
Liver involvement is usually seen in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), especially in patients coinfected with hepatitis B or C, in alcohol abuse, etc. However, there is a group of patients who develop liver involvement and portal hypertension of unspecified cause. Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) is a liver disorder recently described, but potentially serious. It has been reported in HIV-infected patients with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), specifically didanosine (DDI)...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489184/hepatitis-c-among-blood-donors-cascade-of-care-and-predictors-of-loss-to-follow-up
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Soraia Mafra Machado, Cesar de Almeida, João Renato Rebello Pinho, Fernanda de Mello Malta, Ligia Capuani, Aléia Faustina Campos, Fatima Regina Marques Abreu, Ana Catharina de Seixas Santos Nastri, Rúbia Anita Ferraz Santana, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Maria Cássia Mendes-Correa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the HCV cascade of care and to identify the factors associated with loss or absence to follow-up of patients identified as infected with hepatitis C through blood donation. METHODS: Blood donors from 1994 to 2012, identified with positive anti- HCV by enzyme immunoassay and immunoblot tests were invited to participate in the study, through letters or phone calls. Patients who agreed to participate were interviewed and their blood samples were collected for further testing...
April 27, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487614/patients-with-non-viral-liver-disease-have-a-greater-tumor-burden-and-less-curative-treatment-options-when-diagnosed-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Waled Mohsen, Marcia Rodov, Emilia Prakoso, Barbara Charlton, David G Bowen, David J Koorey, Nicholas A Shackel, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Simone I Strasser
AIM: To assess the impact of underlying liver disease etiology on the presenting features and outcomes in a large cohort of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A prospective database of all patients with HCC was established from 1998 to March 2012. One thousand and seventy-eight patients were categorized into three groups, based on the etiology of their liver disease: hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and non-viral liver disease (NVLD)...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483013/value-of-texture-feature-analysis-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-hepatic-cyst-and-hemangioma-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Botao Wang, Gang Liu, Wenping Fan, Xiaohuan Zhang, Yuhong Lu, Zhiye Chen
Objective To investigate the difference of texture on conventional T2-weighted image (T2WI) between hepatic cyst and hepatic hemangioma. Methods All the subjects included 156 patients with hepatic cyst [A group:100 cases with equi or low signal on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI);B group:56 cases with high signal on DWI] and 100 patients with hemangioma (C group). Conventional magnetic resonance imaging T2WI,DWI and dynamic contrast enhancement were performed on all the patients,and the texture analysis was applied with the images of T2WI,and the texture parameters included angular second moment,contrast,correlation,inverse difference moment,and entropy...
April 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482415/-current-status-of-the-prevalence-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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G L Yang, X Z Lei
Patients undergoing hemodialysis have a higher rate of hepatitis C virus infection than the general population, and due to various factors including hemodialysis and immunosuppression, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. The appearance of direct-acting antiviral agents greatly promotes the treatment of hepatitis C, but there are still no adequate data on their effect and safety in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This article discusses the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis C in patients undergoing hemodialysis...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
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