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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223722/to-screen-or-not-to-screen-celiac-antibodies-in-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Janaína Luz Narciso-Schiavon, Leonardo Lucca Schiavon
Celiac disease (CD) is a systemic immune-mediated disorder triggered by dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. The typical symptoms are anemia, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and abdominal pain. CD has been reported in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, aminotransferase elevations, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis. We evaluate recommendations for active screening for CD in patients with liver diseases, and the effect of a gluten-free diet in these different settings...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223721/current-and-future-therapies-for-inherited-cholestatic-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Wendy L van der Woerd, Roderick Hj Houwen, Stan Fj van de Graaf
Familial intrahepatic cholestasis (FIC) comprises a group of rare cholestatic liver diseases associated with canalicular transport defects resulting predominantly from mutations in ATP8B1, ABCB11 and ABCB4. Phenotypes range from benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC), associated with recurrent cholestatic attacks, to progressive FIC (PFIC). Patients often suffer from severe pruritus and eventually progressive cholestasis results in liver failure. Currently, first-line treatment includes ursodeoxycholic acid in patients with ABCB4 deficiency (PFIC3) and partial biliary diversion in patients with ATP8B1 or ABCB11 deficiency (PFIC1 and PFIC2)...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129776/administration-of-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-restores-liver-regeneration-and-improves-liver-function-in-obese-mice-with-hepatic-steatosis-after-partial-hepatectomy
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Fernando Ezquer, Javiera Bahamonde, Ya-Lin Huang, Marcelo Ezquer
BACKGROUND: The liver has the remarkable capacity to regenerate in order to compensate for lost or damaged hepatic tissue. However, pre-existing pathological abnormalities, such as hepatic steatosis (HS), inhibits the endogenous regenerative process, becoming an obstacle for liver surgery and living donor transplantation. Recent evidence indicates that multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) administration can improve hepatic function and increase the potential for liver regeneration in patients with liver damage...
January 28, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123443/liver-illness-and-psychiatric-patients
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REVIEW
Paul Carrier, Marilyne Debette-Gratien, Murielle Girard, Jérémie Jacques, Philippe Nubukpo, Véronique Loustaud-Ratti
Patients with psychiatric disorders are usually more exposed to multiple somatic illnesses, including liver diseases. Specific links are established between psychiatric disorders and alcohol hepatitis, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C in the population as a whole, and specifically in drug abusers. Metabolic syndrome criteria, and associated steatosis or non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH) are frequent in patients with chronic psychiatric disorders under psychotropic drugs, and should be screened. Some psychiatric medications, such as neuroleptics, mood stabilizers, and a few antidepressants, are often associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI)...
December 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112071/early-life-programming-and-the-risk-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#5
C Lynch, C S Chan, A J Drake
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and can be considered the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome. NAFLD represents a spectrum of disease, from the relatively benign simple steatosis to the more serious non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which can progress to liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and end-stage liver failure, necessitating liver transplantation. Although the increasing prevalence of NAFLD in developed countries has substantial implications for public health, many of the precise mechanisms accounting for the development and progression of NAFLD are unclear...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105255/pi3k-ship2-pten-pathway-in-cell-polarity-and-hepatitis-c-virus-pathogenesis
#6
REVIEW
Aline Awad, Ama Gassama-Diagne
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes, polarized cells in the liver. Chronic HCV infection often leads to steatosis, fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and it has been identified as the leading cause of liver transplantation worldwide. The HCV replication cycle is dependent on lipid metabolism and particularly an accumulation of lipid droplets in host cells. Phosphoinositides (PIs) are minor phospholipids enriched in different membranes and their levels are tightly regulated by specific PI kinases and phosphatases...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073175/post-reperfusion-microcirculatory-derangements-after-liver-transplantation-relationship-to-hemodynamics-serum-mediators-and-outcome
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Carlo Pulitano, David Joseph, Charbel Sandroussi, Deborah Verran, Phong Ho, Ashe Debiasio, Adriano Luongo, Geoffrey W McCaughan, Nicholas Shackel, Michael Crawford
INTRODUCTION: Despite the growing data supporting the role of microcirculation in regulating liver function, little of this knowledge has been translated into clinical practice. The aim of this study is to quantify hepatic microcirculation in-vivo using sidestream dark-field (SDF) imaging and correlate these finding with hepatic blood flow, hemodynamic parameters, and soluble mediators. METHODS: Post-reperfusion hepatic microcirculation was assessed using SDF imaging...
January 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059835/donor-liver-small-droplet-macrovesicular-steatosis-is-associated-with-increased-risk-for-recipient-allograft-rejection
#8
Won-Tak Choi, Kuang-Yu Jen, Dongliang Wang, Mehdi Tavakol, John P Roberts, Ryan M Gill
Although donor livers with <30% large droplet macrovesicular steatosis (MaS) and/or small droplet MaS (irrespective of percentage) are considered safe to use, this consensus is based on variable definitions of MaS subtypes and/or without a reproducible scoring system. We analyzed 134 donor liver biopsies from allografts transplanted at University of California at San Francisco between 2000 and 2015 to determine whether large and/or small droplet MaS is a risk factor for poor outcomes. Large droplet MaS was defined as a fat droplet occupying greater than one half of an individual hepatocyte, with nuclear displacement, and scored as the percentage of total parenchymal area replaced by large fat droplets on ×40 magnification...
March 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058221/quality-of-life-10-years-after-liver-transplantation-the-impact-of-graft-histology
#9
Vincent Karam, Mylène Sebagh, Kinan Rifai, Funda Yilmaz, Prashant Bhangui, Colette Danet, Faouzi Saliba, Didier Samuel, Denis Castaing, René Adam, Cyrille Feray
AIM: To evaluate the relationship between the state of transplanted liver graft and the recipient quality of life (QOL) of histologically proven lesions in a 10-year post liver transplantation (LT) cohort of patients. METHODS: Seventy-two recipients with a functional first graft at 10 years post-LT underwent liver biopsy and completed a QOL questionnaire. Logistic regression analysis was used to explore associations between histological, clinical and QOL criteria...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052626/therapies-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash
#10
REVIEW
Abdul M Oseini, Arun J Sanyal
The hallmark of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is excessive fatty accumulation in the hepatocytes, which may be an isolated event (non-alcoholic fatty liver, NAFL) or accompanied by evidence of inflammation and cell injury with or without fibrosis (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH). NASH, the more aggressive form of NAFLD, may progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Since NASH is estimated to overtake hepatitis C virus infection as the leading cause of liver transplantation in the US in the coming decade, and there are no current FDA-approved therapies for this disease, the need to find appropriate therapeutic targets is now more urgent than ever before...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044208/hepatic-vagus-nerve-regulates-kupffer-cell-activation-via-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Takahiro Nishio, Kojiro Taura, Keiko Iwaisako, Yukinori Koyama, Kazutaka Tanabe, Gen Yamamoto, Yukihiro Okuda, Yoshinobu Ikeno, Kenji Yoshino, Yosuke Kasai, Masayuki Okuno, Satoru Seo, Takaki Sakurai, Masataka Asagiri, Etsuro Hatano, Shinji Uemoto
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease ranges from simple steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Kupffer cells play a central role in promoting hepatic inflammation, which leads to the development of NASH. We investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of hepatic vagus-mediated stimulation of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) on Kupffer cells in NASH pathogenesis. METHODS: Wild-type (WT) mice undergoing hepatic vagotomy (HV) were fed a methionine- and choline-deficient (MCD) diet for 1 week...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043763/prediction-of-the-total-liver-weight-using-anthropological-clinical-parameters-does-complexity-result-in-better-accuracy
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Marc-Antoine Allard, Gaëlle Baillié, Carlos Castro-Benitez, Matthieu Faron, Frédérique Blandin, Daniel Cherqui, Denis Castaing, Antonio Sa Cunha, René Adam, Éric Vibert
BACKGROUND: The performance of linear models predicting Total Liver Weight (TLW) remains moderate. The use of more complex models such as Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Generalized Additive Model (GAM) or including the variable "steatosis" may improve TLW prediction. This study aimed to assess the value of ANN and GAM and the influence of steatosis for predicting TLW. METHODS: Basic clinical and morphological variables of 1560 cadaveric donors for liver transplantation were randomly split into a training (2/3) and validation set (1/3)...
December 30, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973562/the-pnpla3-genetic-variant-rs738409-influences-the-progression-to-cirrhosis-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-virus-coinfected-patients
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Rocío Núñez-Torres, Juan Macías, María Mancebo, Mario Frías, Giovanni Dolci, Francisco Téllez, Dolores Merino, Nicolás Merchante, Jesús Gómez-Mateos, Giovanni Guaraldi, Antonio Rivero-Juárez, Juan A Pineda, Luis M Real
Contradictory data about the impact of the rs738409 steatosis-related polymorphism within PNPLA3 gene on liver fibrosis progression in HIV/hepatitis C virus (HIV/HCV)-coinfected patients have been reported. Our objective was to test whether this, and other polymorphisms previously related to fatty liver disease in HIV infection linked to SAMM50 or LPPR4 genes, influence liver fibrosis progression in HIV/HCV-coinfected individuals. Three hundred and thirty two HIV/HCV-coinfected patients who consecutively attended four Spanish university hospitals from November 2011 to July 2013 were included...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915440/liver-steatosis-in-pre-transplant-liver-biopsies-can-be-quantified-rapidly-and-accurately-by-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-analysis
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Stefanie Bertram, Cathrin Myland, Sandra Swoboda, Anja Gallinat, Thomas Minor, Nils Lehmann, Michael Thie, Julia Kälsch, Leona Pott, Ali Canbay, Thomas Bajanowski, Henning Reis, Andreas Paul, Hideo A Baba
Donor livers marginally acceptable or acceptable according to extended criteria are more frequently transplanted due to the growing discrepancy between demand and availability of donor organs. One type of marginally acceptable graft is a steatotic donor liver, because it is more sensitive to ischemia-reperfusion injury. Thus, quantitative assessment of steatosis is crucial prior to liver transplantation. Extent of steatosis of 49 pre-reperfusion liver biopsies from patients who received orthotopic liver transplantation was assessed by three techniques: semi-quantitative histological evaluation, computerized histomorphometry, and NMR-based estimation of fat content...
February 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906826/factors-associated-with-short-and-long-term-liver-graft-survival-in-the-united-kingdom-development-of-a-uk-donor-liver-index
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Dave Collett, Peter J Friend, Christopher Je Watson
BACKGROUND: A measure of donor liver quality, the donor liver index, was developed and validated for the UK population of transplant recipients. Unlike previously proposed measures, this index is only based on variables that are available at the point of retrieval, and so does not include cold ischaemic time. METHODS: Indices of liver quality were based on data from the UK Transplant Registry on all 7929 liver transplants between January 2000 and December 2014. RESULTS: The donor liver index (DLI) was based on factors shown to affect graft survival, which included donor age, sex, height, type (donor after brain death or circulatory death), bilirubin, smoking history, and whether the liver was split...
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898698/myeloid-dll4-does-not-contribute-to-the-pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-ldlr-mice
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Mike L J Jeurissen, Sofie M A Walenbergh, Tom Houben, Tim Hendrikx, Jieyi Li, Yvonne Oligschlaeger, Patrick J van Gorp, Marion J J Gijbels, Albert Bitorina, Isabell Nessel, Freddy Radtke, Marc Vooijs, Jan Theys, Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is characterized by liver steatosis and inflammation. Currently, the underlying mechanisms leading to hepatic inflammation are not fully understood and consequently, therapeutic options are poor. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and atherosclerosis share the same etiology whereby macrophages play a key role in disease progression. Macrophage function can be modulated via activation of receptor-ligand binding of Notch signaling. Relevantly, global inhibition of Notch ligand Delta-Like Ligand-4 (DLL4) attenuates atherosclerosis by altering the macrophage-mediated inflammatory response...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890791/fecal-microbiota-manipulation-prevents-dysbiosis-and-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
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Gladys Ferrere, Laura Wrzosek, Frédéric Cailleux, Williams Turpin, Virginie Puchois, Madeleine Spatz, Dragos Ciocan, Dominique Rainteau, Lydie Humbert, Cindy Hugot, Françoise Gaudin, Marie-Louise Noordine, Véronique Robert, Dominique Berrebi, Muriel Thomas, Sylvie Naveau, Gabriel Perlemuter, Anne-Marie Cassard
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a leading cause of liver failure and mortality. In humans, severe alcoholic hepatitis is associated with key changes of intestinal microbiota (IM), which influences individual sensitivity to develop advanced ALD. We used the different susceptibility to ALD observed in two distinct animal facilities to test the efficiency of two complementary strategies (fecal microbiota transplantation and prebiotic treatment) to reverse dysbiosis and prevent ALD...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872651/a-review-of-western-and-traditional-chinese-medical-approaches-to-managing-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#18
REVIEW
Wei-Fan Hsu, Lee-Yan Sheen, Hung-Jen Lin, Hen-Hong Chang
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disease of attention because of increase in prevalence from 20% to 41%. The clinical and pathological conditions in patients with NAFLD range from steatosis alone to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with or without fibrosis to hepatic cancer. In the United States, NAFLD was the second-leading indication for liver transplant between 2004 and 2013. Although imaging studies such as magnetic resonance elastography and the use of diagnostic panels and scoring systems can provide a fairly accurate diagnosis of NAFLD, there are few treatment options for patients with mild to moderate disease other than lifestyle modification...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862590/hepatic-gadoxetic-acid-uptake-as-a-measure-of-diffuse-liver-disease-where-are-we
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Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Nina Bastati, Andreas Wibmer, Romana Fragner, Jacqueline C Hodge, Michael Trauner, Christian J Herold, Mustafa R Bashir, Bernard E Van Beers
: MRI has emerged as the most comprehensive noninvasive diagnostic tool for focal liver lesions and diffuse hepatobiliary disorders. The introduction of hepatobiliary contrast agents, most notably gadoxetic acid (GA), has expanded the role of MRI, particularly in the functional imaging of chronic liver diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). GA-enhanced MRI (GA-MRI) may help to distinguish between the two subgroups of NAFLD, simple steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860296/impact-of-subnormothermic-machine-perfusion-preservation-in-severely-steatotic-rat-livers-a-detailed-assessment-in-an-isolated-setting
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Y Okamura, K Hata, H Tanaka, H Hirao, T Kubota, O Inamoto, S Kageyama, I Tamaki, N Yermek, J Yoshikawa, S Uemoto
The current drastic shortage of donor organs has led to acceptance of extended-criteria donors for transplantation, despite higher risk of primary nonfunction. Here, we report the impact of subnormothermic machine perfusion (SMP) preservation on the protection of >50% macrosteatotic livers. Dietary hepatic steatosis was induced in Wistar rats via 2-day fasting and subsequent 3-day re-feeding with a fat-free, carbohydrate-rich diet. This protocol induces 50-60% macrovesicular steatosis, which should be discarded when preserved via cold storage (CS)...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
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