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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931134/risk-activities-and-pre-travel-health-seeking-practices-of-notified-cases-of-imported-infectious-diseases-in-australia
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Prakash Paudel, C Raina, Nicholas Zwar, Holly Seale, Heather Worth, Mohamud Sheikh, Anita E Heywood
Background: Travellers are at risk of acquiring infectious diseases during travel, with risks differing by destination, travel and traveller characteristics. A pre-travel health consultation may minimize this risk. However, uptake of pre-travel health advice remains low. We investigated pre-travel health preparations and disease-specific risk behaviours among notified cases of selected travel-associated infectious diseases imported into Australia. Methods: Prospective enhanced surveillance of notified cases of typhoid, paratyphoid, measles, hepatitis A, hepatitis E, malaria and chikungunya was conducted in two Australian states between February 2013 and January 2014...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929776/lactulose-enemas-in-the-treatment-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-do-we-help-or-harm
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Ana de Lorenzo-Pinto, Raquel García-Sánchez, Almudena Lorenzo-Salinas
The administration of lactulose enemas instead of or in combination with oral lactulose is common practice in patients with hepatic encephalopathy. Lactulose is a non-absorbable disaccharide that is catabolized by the bacterial flora to short chain fatty acids (e.g., lactic acid and acetic acid) which lower the colonic pH. This pH favors the formation of non-absorbable NH4+ from NH3, trapping NH4+ in the colon and thus reducing plasma ammonia concentrations. Lactulose therapy is considered as a first-line treatment and can be administered both orally and rectally...
September 18, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929613/hla-g-gene-14-bp-deletion-variant-protects-iranian-subjects-against-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
#3
E Eskandari, T Dahmardeh, V Safdari, S Khosravi, E Pahlevani
To investigate whether 14-bp Ins/Del polymorphism in HLA-G gene is associated with the risk of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. This study was performed on a total of 396 individuals including 199 CHB patients and 197 healthy subjects from a south-east Iranian population. We genotyped 14-bp Ins/Del polymorphism in the HLA-G gene using polymerase chain reaction method. The results of our study revealed that the HLA-G 14-bp deletion polymorphism was associated with a reduced risk of CHB at both allele and genotypic levels...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929364/anthropomorphic-liver-phantom-with-flow-for-multimodal-image-guided-liver-therapy-research-and-training
#4
Anna Rethy, Jørn Ove Sæternes, Jostein Halgunset, Ronald Mårvik, Erlend F Hofstad, Juan A Sánchez-Margallo, Thomas Langø
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to develop a multimodal, permanent liver phantom displaying functional vasculature and common pathologies, for teaching, training and equipment development in laparoscopic ultrasound and navigation. METHODS: Molten wax was injected simultaneously into the portal and hepatic veins of a human liver. Upon solidification of the wax, the surrounding liver tissue was dissolved, leaving a cast of the vessels. A connection was established between the two vascular trees by manually manipulating the wax...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928277/jnk-activation-of-bim-promotes-hepatic-oxidative-stress-steatosis-and-insulin-resistance-in-obesity
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Sara A Litwak, Lokman Pang, Sandra Galic, Mariana Igoillo-Esteve, William J Stanley, Jean-Valery Turatsinze, Kim Loh, Helen E Thomas, Arpeeta Sharma, Eric Trepo, Christophe Moreno, Daniel J Gough, Decio L Eizirik, Judy B de Haan, Esteban N Gurzov
The BCL-2 family are crucial regulators of the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis in normal physiology and disease. Besides their role in cell death, BCL-2 proteins have been implicated in the regulation of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation and cellular metabolism. It remains unclear, however, whether these proteins have a physiological role in glucose homeostasis and metabolism in vivo Here we report that fat accumulation in the liver increases JNK-dependent BIM expression in hepatocytes. To determine the consequences of hepatic BIM deficiency in diet-induced obesity, we generated liver-specific BIM knockout (BLKO) mice...
September 19, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927317/worse-renal-outcome-of-subclass-iv-g-lupus-nephritis-patients-over-iv-s
#6
E J Duque de Sá Carneiro Filho, L B Jorge, L Testagrossa, C Bitencourt, L Yu, V Woronik
Background International Society of Nephrology/ Renal Pathology Society (ISN/RPS) consensus on the classification of lupus nephritis (LN) subdivided class IV into diffuse segmental (IV-S) and diffuse global (IV-G). Nephrologists and nephropathologists believe that this subclassification would be clinically relevant based on hypothetical distinct immunopathogenesis of those subclasses guiding therapy as well as judging prognosis. Methods All adult patients with a renal biopsy-confirmed diagnosis of LN class IV undergoing regular follow-up in the Nephrology Division between January 2004 and December 2014 were enrolled excluding those with diabetes, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV as well as those with insufficient clinical and hystopathological data...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926899/-the-quantitative-analysis-of-mr-dynamic-contrast-enhangced-imaging-on-efficacy-and-prognosis-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
X H Ma, S Wang, X M Zhao, H Ouyang, M Wang, Y J Zhu, Z Zhu, C W Zhou
Objective: To investigate the prognostic value of quantitative parameters of dynamic contrast-enhangced MR (DCE-MR) on short-term efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) on hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC). Methods: 79 patients with HCC underwent non-enhanced MR imaging and DCE on a 3.0T MR scanner before and one month after TACE. The quantitative parameters were measured on the maximal tumor region, including maximal tumor diameter(MTD), ADC, K(trans,) K(ep) and V(e) value before and after TACE...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926404/metabolic-health-across-the-body-mass-index-spectrum-in-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-men
#8
Jordan E Lake, Xiuhong Li, Frank J Palella, Kristine M Erlandson, Dorothy Wiley, Lawrence Kingsley, Lisa P Jacobson, Todd T Brown
OBJECTIVES: In the general population, metabolic health (MH) often declines as body mass index (BMI) increases. However, some obese individuals maintain MH. HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have been associated with metabolic disturbances. We hypothesized that HIV-infected (HIV+) men on suppressive ART experience less MH than HIV-uninfected (HIV-) men across all BMI categories. DESIGN/METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis of 1018 HIV+ and 1092 HIV- men enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, Poisson regression with robust variance determined associations between HIV serostatus and MH prevalence (defined as meeting 2 of 5 NCEP/ATP III metabolic syndrome criteria), adjusting for age, race, BMI category, smoking and hepatitis C virus infection status...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926398/association-of-a-3-untranslated-region-polymorphism-in-pcsk9-with-hiv-viral-load-and-cd4-levels-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-virus-co-infected-women
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Mark H Kuniholm, Hua Liang, Kathryn Anastos, Deborah Gustafson, Seble Kassaye, Marek Nowicki, Beverly E Sha, Emilia J Pawlowski, Stephen J Gange, Bradley E Aouizerat, Tatiana Pushkarsky, Michael I Bukrinsky, Vinayaka R Prasad
OBJECTIVE: To assess variation in genes that regulate cholesterol metabolism in relation to the natural history of HIV infection. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). METHODS: We examined 2,050 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 19 genes known to regulate cholesterol metabolism in relation to HIV viral load and CD4 T cell levels in a multiracial cohort of 1,066 antiretroviral therapy (ART) naïve women...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925408/liver-volume-and-hepatic-adiposity-in-childhood-relations-to-body-growth-and-visceral-fat
#10
R Malpique, J Bassols, A López-Bermejo, M Diaz, F Villarroya, J Pavia, A Congo, F de Zegher, L Ibáñez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The sequence of prenatal growth restraint and postnatal catch-up growth may lead to hepato-visceral adiposity, insulin resistance and low-grade inflammation before the onset of puberty. In prepubertal children born appropriate for gestational age (AGA) or small for gestational age (SGA), we assessed potential relationships between the aforementioned sequence and liver volume. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The study population consisted of 86 children (41 AGA and 45 SGA with catch-up growth; age (mean±s...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925068/when-and-how-can-nephrologists-treat-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Maya I Davis, Donald F Chute, Raymond T Chung, Meghan E Sise
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a major cause of end-stage liver disease, is a common comorbidity in patients on dialysis and causes increased morbidity and mortality. Historically HCV has been extremely difficult to cure with interferon and ribavirin-based therapies, which are also associated with significant side effects, and few dialysis patients ever received HCV treatment. However, in the last 4 years, interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapies have been approved, and several combinations have been studied in dialysis patients...
September 18, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923880/impact-of-liver-fat-on-the-differential-partitioning-of-hepatic-triacylglycerol-into-vldl-subclasses-on-high-and-low-sugar-diets
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A Margot Umpleby, Fariba Shojaee-Moradie, Barbara Fielding, Xuefei Li, Andrea Marino, Najlaa Alsini, Cheryl Isherwood, Nicola Jackson, Aryati Ahmad, Michael Stolinski, Julie Anne Lovegrove, Sigurd Johnsen, Jeewaka Mendis, John Wright, Malgorzata E Wilinska, Roman Hovorka, Jimmy Bell, Louise E Thomas, Gary Frost, Bruce Arthur Griffin
Dietary sugars are linked to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and dyslipidaemia, but it is unknown if NAFLD itself influences the effects of sugars on plasma lipoproteins. To study this further, men with NAFLD (n=11) and low liver fat 'controls' (n= 14) were fed two iso-energetic diets, high or low in sugars (26% or 6% total energy) for 12 weeks, in a randomised, cross-over design. Fasting plasma lipid and lipoprotein kinetics were measured after each diet by stable isotope trace-labelling...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923654/case-report-of-extensive-isolated-spontaneous-celiac-trunk-dissection-after-liver-transplantation
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K Iwaki, S Yagi, T Iida, E Ogawa, Y Masano, T Tajima, S Okumura, G Yamamoto, N Kamo, K Taura, T Kaido, S Uemoto
Arterial dissection is a rare complication after liver transplantation (LT). We report a case of extensive isolated spontaneous celiac trunk dissection (ISCTD) up to the proper hepatic artery, left gastric artery, and splenic artery after living donor liver transplantation. A 48-year-old woman with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis underwent living donor liver transplantation. Intraoperative and postoperative Doppler ultrasound revealed sufficient flow in the hepatic artery, portal vein, and hepatic vein. On postoperative day (POD) 10, Doppler ultrasound showed reduction of hepatic arterial flow...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923653/effects-of-the-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitor-everolimus-on-hepatitis-c-virus-replication-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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A Frey, E-M Ecker, K Piras-Straub, A Walker, T G Hofmann, J Timm, B B Singer, G Gerken, K Herzer
BACKGROUND: The influence of immunosuppressants on hepatitis C virus (HCV) re-infection after liver transplantation, particularly mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors, remains unclear. The aim of our study was to analyze the influence of everolimus (EVR) on HCV replication activity in the context of underlying molecular mechanisms, with focus on the pro-myelocytic leukemia protein (PML). METHODS: HCV viral load was recorded in 40 patients with post-transplant HCV re-infection before and 8 weeks after introduction of EVR...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923436/changes-in-hepatic-gene-expression-and-serum-metabolites-after-oral-administration-of-overdosed-vitamin-e-loaded-nanoemulsion-in-rats
#15
Chae Young Park, Chul Ho Jang, Do Yup Lee, Hyung Taek Cho, Young Jun Kim, Yoo Heon Park, Jee-Young Imm
Vitamin-E-loaded nanoemulsion (Vit E-NE) was produced, and the effects of repeated oral administration of Vit E-NE (2 g/kg/day) for five days on hepatic gene expression and serum metabolites were investigated in rats. The mean particle diameter and zeta potential of Vit E-NE was 112 nm and 56 mV, respectively. Vit E-NE administered rats showed significantly higher triglyceride content than of standard diet (control) or Vit E control emulsion (Vit E-CE) group but no toxicity symptoms were found in blood biochemical analysis...
September 15, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923202/dietary-linoleic-acid-and-its-oxidized-metabolites-exacerbate-liver-injury-caused-by-ethanol-via-induction-of-hepatic-proinflammatory-response-in-mice
#16
Dennis R Warner, Huilin Liu, Matthew E Miller, Christopher E Ramsden, Bin Gao, Ariel E Feldstein, Susanne Schuster, Craig J McClain, Irina A Kirpich
Alcoholic liver disease is a major human health problem leading to significant morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. Dietary fat plays an important role in alcoholic liver disease pathogenesis. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that a combination of ethanol and a diet rich in linoleic acid (LA) leads to the increased production of oxidized LA metabolites (OXLAMs), specifically 9- and 13-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acids (HODEs), which contribute to a hepatic proinflammatory response exacerbating liver injury...
October 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922704/direct-acting-antivirals-for-chronic-hepatitis-c
#17
REVIEW
Janus C Jakobsen, Emil Eik Nielsen, Joshua Feinberg, Kiran Kumar Katakam, Kristina Fobian, Goran Hauser, Goran Poropat, Snezana Djurisic, Karl Heinz Weiss, Milica Bjelakovic, Goran Bjelakovic, Sarah Louise Klingenberg, Jian Ping Liu, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Ronald L Koretz, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Millions of people worldwide suffer from hepatitis C, which can lead to severe liver disease, liver cancer, and death. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), e.g. sofosbuvir, are relatively new and expensive interventions for chronic hepatitis C, and preliminary results suggest that DAAs may eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the blood (sustained virological response). Sustained virological response (SVR) is used by investigators and regulatory agencies as a surrogate outcome for morbidity and mortality, based solely on observational evidence...
September 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922379/elevating-serotonin-pre-partum-alters-the-holstein-dairy-cow-hepatic-adaptation-to-lactation
#18
Samantha R Weaver, Allan S Prichard, Noah L Maerz, Austin P Prichard, Elizabeth L Endres, Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Matthew S Akins, Rupert M Bruckmaier, Laura L Hernandez
Serotonin is known to regulate energy and calcium homeostasis in several mammalian species. The objective of this study was to determine if pre-partum infusions of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), the immediate precursor to serotonin synthesis, could modulate energy homeostasis at the level of the hepatocyte in post-partum Holstein and Jersey dairy cows. Twelve multiparous Holstein cows and twelve multiparous Jersey cows were intravenously infused daily for approximately 7 d pre-partum with either saline or 1 mg/kg bodyweight of 5-HTP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921801/complications-symptoms-quality-of-life-and-pregnancy-in-cholestatic-liver-disease
#19
Kais Zakharia, Anilga Tabibian, Keith D Lindor, James H Tabibian
Cholestatic liver diseases (CLDs) encompass a variety of disorders of bile formation and/or flow which generally result in progressive hepatobiliary injury and ultimately end-stage liver disease. Many patients with CLD are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50 years, a particularly productive period of life professionally, biologically, and in other respects; it is not surprising, thus, that CLD is often associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and uncertainty regarding implications for and outcomes of pregnancy...
September 18, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921748/increased-risk-organ-transplantation-in-the-pediatric-population
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Sean M Wrenn, Peter W Callas, Trishul Kapoor, Alia F Aunchman, Adam N Paine, Jaime A Pineda, Carlos E Marroquin
IRD organs are classified by the Public Health Service to be at above-average risk for harboring human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. Traditionally underutilized, there exists even greater reluctance for their use in pediatric patients. We performed a retrospective analysis via the United Network for Organ Sharing database of all pediatric renal and hepatic transplants performed from 2004 to 2008 in the United States. Primary outcomes were patient and graft survival. Proportional hazards regression was performed to control for potentially confounding factors...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
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