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Y J Xue, J Wu, Y X Zuo, Y P Jia, A D Lu, L P Zhang
Objective: To explore the clinical features and prognostic factors of Ph-positive and/or BCR-ABL positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) in children. Methods: The clinical data of 68 Ph+ ALL children who were treated at Peking University People's Hospital from December 2006 to December 2016 was retrospectively reviewed. Survival analysis were estimated by Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate analysis was estimated by Log-rank test and Chi-square, and multivariate analysis was estimated by Cox proportional hazards regression model...
March 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
L Thijs, P Messiaen, J van der Hilst, V Madoe, C Melis, P Van Eyken, I Vanmoerkerke, F Janssens
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by Schistosoma species. Intestinal and hepatic schistosomiases are the most common forms of chronic disease. We describe a case of a 26-year old patient from Eritrea who was referred to our hospital with abdominal pain and diarrhea. The diagnosis of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis was made by liver biopsy and the patient was treated with praziquantel. Hepatic schistosomiasis is characterised by deposition of schistosomal eggs in the liver which results in a host cell immune response and leads to granuloma formation and neoangiogenesis...
January 2018: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
J Spapen, A Reekmans, B Berghmans, S Debeuckelaere, P Buydens, L Trappeniers, B Van den Bossche, I Colle
IgG4-related disease is a rare inflammatory disorder that may mimic many infectious, malignant, and autoimmune conditions. The biliary tract is frequently involved, but hepatic lesions are rarely seen. Diagnosis is often delayed due to the absence of specific clinical and radiological signs, and the lack of an accurate diagnostic marker. Differential diagnosis includes cholangiocarcinoma, primary sclerosing cholangitis and intrinsic or metastatic liver disease. Corticosteroids are the cornerstone of therapy but treatment has not been standardized and relapse is common...
January 2018: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
S Francque, N Lanthier, L Verbeke, H Reynaert, C Van Steenkiste, L Vonghia, W J Kwanten, J Weyler, E Trépo, D Cassiman, F Smets, M Komuta, A Driessen, E Dirinck, E Danse, B Op de Beeck, E van Craenenbroeck, Y Van Nieuwenhove, G Hubens, A Geerts, C Moreno
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent and associated with considerable liver-related and non-liverrelated morbidity and mortality. There is, however, a lot of uncertainty on how to handle NAFLD in clinical practice. The current guidance document, compiled under the aegis of the Belgian Association for the Study of the Liver by a panel of experts in NAFLD, from a broad range of different specialties, covers many questions encountered in daily clinical practice regarding diagnosis, screening, therapy and follow-up in adult and paediatric patients...
January 2018: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
E D Manea, I Stefan, C Olariu, O C Calina, R E Jipa, A Hristea
BACKGROUND: In our country, the national program for hepatitis C virus treatment with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir and dasabuvir was approved for patients with stage four of liver fibrosis and stage three associated with specific comorbidities. Our aim was to analyze the characteristics associated with the presence of adverse events in patients receiving this antiviral regimen, with ribavirin in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: We prospectively studied a cohort of adults with hepatitis C virus infection with Child A cirrhosis, treated for 12 weeks with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir/dasabuvir and ribavirin, which have been followed in an infectious diseases tertiary-care hospital...
January 2018: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Jan Steffel, Peter Verhamme, Tatjana S Potpara, Pierre Albaladejo, Matthias Antz, Lien Desteghe, Karl Georg Haeusler, Jonas Oldgren, Holger Reinecke, Vanessa Roldan-Schilling, Nigel Rowell, Peter Sinnaeve, Ronan Collins, A John Camm, Hein Heidbüchel
The current manuscript is the Executive Summary of the second update to the original Practical Guide, published in 2013. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative for vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and have emerged as the preferred choice, particularly in patients newly started on anticoagulation. Both physicians and patients are becoming more accustomed to the use of these drugs in clinical practice. However, many unresolved questions on how to optimally use these agents in specific clinical situations remain...
March 19, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Jan Steffel, Peter Verhamme, Tatjana S Potpara, Pierre Albaladejo, Matthias Antz, Lien Desteghe, Karl Georg Haeusler, Jonas Oldgren, Holger Reinecke, Vanessa Roldan-Schilling, Nigel Rowell, Peter Sinnaeve, Ronan Collins, A John Camm, Hein Heidbüchel
The current manuscript is the second update of the original Practical Guide, published in 2013 [Heidbuchel et al. European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2013;15:625-651; Heidbuchel et al. Updated European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2015;17:1467-1507]. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative for vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and have emerged as the preferred choice, particularly in patients newly started on anticoagulation...
March 17, 2018: European Heart Journal
Devram S Ghorpade, Lale Ozcan, Ze Zheng, Sarah M Nicoloro, Yuefei Shen, Emily Chen, Matthias Blüher, Michael P Czech, Ira Tabas
Obesity-induced metabolic disease involves functional integration among several organs via circulating factors, but little is known about crosstalk between liver and visceral adipose tissue (VAT). In obesity, VAT becomes populated with inflammatory adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs). In obese humans, there is a close correlation between adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance, and in obese mice, blocking systemic or ATM inflammation improves insulin sensitivity. However, processes that promote pathological adipose tissue inflammation in obesity are incompletely understood...
March 21, 2018: Nature
Noura S Abul-Husn, Xiping Cheng, Alexander H Li, Yurong Xin, Claudia Schurmann, Panayiotis Stevis, Yashu Liu, Julia Kozlitina, Stefan Stender, G Craig Wood, Ann N Stepanchick, Matthew D Still, Shane McCarthy, Colm O'Dushlaine, Jonathan S Packer, Suganthi Balasubramanian, Nehal Gosalia, David Esopi, Sun Y Kim, Semanti Mukherjee, Alexander E Lopez, Erin D Fuller, John Penn, Xin Chu, Jonathan Z Luo, Uyenlinh L Mirshahi, David J Carey, Christopher D Still, Michael D Feldman, Aeron Small, Scott M Damrauer, Daniel J Rader, Brian Zambrowicz, William Olson, Andrew J Murphy, Ingrid B Borecki, Alan R Shuldiner, Jeffrey G Reid, John D Overton, George D Yancopoulos, Helen H Hobbs, Jonathan C Cohen, Omri Gottesman, Tanya M Teslovich, Aris Baras, Tooraj Mirshahi, Jesper Gromada, Frederick E Dewey
BACKGROUND: Elucidation of the genetic factors underlying chronic liver disease may reveal new therapeutic targets. METHODS: We used exome sequence data and electronic health records from 46,544 participants in the DiscovEHR human genetics study to identify genetic variants associated with serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST). Variants that were replicated in three additional cohorts (12,527 persons) were evaluated for association with clinical diagnoses of chronic liver disease in DiscovEHR study participants and two independent cohorts (total of 37,173 persons) and with histopathological severity of liver disease in 2391 human liver samples...
March 22, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
Jayanta Paul, Raj Vigna Venugopal, Lorance Peter, Kula Naresh Kumar Shetty, Mohit P Shetti
BACKGROUND: Liver biopsy is a gold standard method for hepatic steatosis assessment. However, liver biopsy is an invasive and painful procedure and can cause severe complications therefore it cannot be frequently used in case of follow-up of patients. Non-invasive assessment of steatosis and fibrosis is of growing relevance in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). To evaluate hepatic steatosis, transient elastography with controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) measurement is an option now days...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Raimundo Martins Gomes Junior, Lia Cavalcante Cezar, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, José Huygenes Parente Garcia, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the immediate postoperative period of patients undergoing liver transplantation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate preoperative risk factors for AKI after liver transplantation. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with adults submitted to orthotopic liver transplantation at a reference hospital in Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil, from January to December 2016...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Taraneh Faghihi Langroudi, Habib Haybar, Saeed Alipour Parsa, Mohamad Mahjoorian, Isa Khaheshi, Mohammadreza Naderian
BACKGROUND: It is now suggested an association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the occurrence of coronary artery disease even in non-diabetic patients. We will determine the rate of NAFLD and its main determinants in non-diabetic patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was accomplished on 264 patients who were candidates for coronary angiography during the year 2016. Coronary angiography has been done to depict the presence or absence of coronary involvement, and the severity of coronary artery disease by determining the number of vessels involved and also the SYNTAX score...
March 19, 2018: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
Jian Wang, Yuxin Wen, Guanggui Ding, Peikun Ding, Lu Zhang, Jing Liu, Tengfei Zhang, Lin Yang
Afatinib exhibits therapeutic efficacy for lung adenocarcinoma patients harboring HER2 exon 20 insertions. HER2 S310Y single site substitution was discovered in recent years and afatinib efficacy for adenocarcinoma patients harboring S310Y mutation has not been reported. We presented a case of a 41-year-old male patient with lung adenocarcinoma harboring the HER2 S310Y mutation obtained clinical response to the treatment of afatinib, an oral HER family blocker. After the treatment of afatinib, the patient achieved partial response (PR) in chest lesions and almost complete response (CR) in intracranial lesions...
March 21, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
Yan Hu, Yalan Liu, Hongcheng Shi
RATIONALE: Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder which etiology is unknown. It is divided into 2 subtypes: the plasma cell variant and the hyaline vascular variant. The most common site is the hilum of the lungs and mediastinum. Castleman disease is often ignored by clinicians because of not frequently encountering in clinical and the lower uptake of F-FDG. Here, we report a case of hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by Castleman disease in the hilum of the liver, which was misdiagnosed as the lymph node metastasis in F-FDG PET/CT imaging...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Smit D Patel, Rupak Desai, Upenkumar Patel, Sandeep Singh, Zinal Patel, Neel Patel, Allan Zhang, Amruta H Panwala, Vinshi N Khan, Gagandeep Singh, Nihar Shah
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) and lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage (LGIH) are 2 of the most common reasons for hospital admissions across the United States. The 30-day readmission after index admission poses a major burden on the health care infrastructure, and thus, it is important to assess the causes of 30-day readmission for patients with UGIH and LGIH. METHODS: The study cohort was derived from the 2013 National Readmission Database...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Shuying He, Weihong Guo, Feihong Deng, Kequan Chen, Yonghong Jiang, Minyu Dong, Liang Peng, Xueqing Chen
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common chronic liver diseases worldwide, and precision therapeutic will be a benefit for the NAFLD regression. In this study, we observed low microRNA 146 b (miR-146 b) expression in NAFLD mice model induced by methionine-choline-deficient diet (MCD) compared with control group. Furthermore, miR-146b-/- mice induced MCD exhibited severe liver steatosis and hepatitis. A bio-distribution study showed that novel Lactosylated PDMAEMA nanoparticles effectively targeted hepatocytes Lac-PDMAEMA...
March 21, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Kadri Atay, Billur Canbakan, Emine Koroglu, Ibrahim Hatemi, Mustafa Canbakan, Nuray Kepil, Murat Tuncer, Hakan Senturk
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with insulin resistance (IR). We evaluated whether IR contributes to hepatocyte apoptosis, inflammation, and fibrosis in NAFLD. METHODS: Forty-four teetotaller patients with biopsy-proven diagnosis of NAFLD were enrolled. Twenty-eight NAFLD patients with IR were compared with 16 subjects without IR. For apoptotic activity caspase 3 and 8, transcription nuclear factor kB (NF-kB), and anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein were determined through immunohistochemical methods...
April 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
A Teriaky, M Mosli, N Chandok, B Al-Judaibi, P Marotta, K Qumosani
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of fat-soluble vitamin (A, D, and E) and zinc deficiency in patients with cirrhosis being assessed for liver transplantation and the correlations between vitamin deficiencies, nutritional markers, and severity of liver disease. METHODS: This is a single centre retrospective study. Serum vitamin A, D, E, and zinc levels were collected in adult patients being assessed for liver transplantation between January and July 2012. Patient and liver disease demographics, nutritional markers, Child-Pugh score, and MELD-Na score were collected...
April 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
M Saffari, A H Pakpour, F Al Zaben, H G Koenig
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a serious and prevalent disease which may negatively influence health related quality of life (HRQOL) and fatigue. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between demographic variables, HRQOL, and fatigue. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving 418 Iranian patients with CHB (average age 44.1 years, majority males). Participants completed a multidimensional fatigue inventory, chronic liver disease questionnaire, Euro quality of life-five dimensions questionnaire, and demographic information...
April 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
U Vespasiani-Gentilucci, F Vorini, S Carotti, A De Vincentis, G Galati, P Gallo, N Scopinaro, A Picardi
BACKGROUND: Even if the jejunoileal bypass has been definitely abandoned due to the high rate of hepatic complications, cases of liver injury after the new bariatric procedures are still reported. We aimed to review the available literature concerning liver damage associated with the older and newer types of bariatric surgeries. METHODS: An extensive literature search of MEDLINE was performed using different combinations of the following terms: "bariatric surgery OR biliopancreatic diversion OR jejunoileal bypass OR roux-en-y gastric bypass OR vertical banded gastroplasty OR laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding" AND "hepatic/liver damage OR hepatic/liver impairment OR hepatic/liver failure"...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
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