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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910154/interferon-free-regimens-improve-portal-hypertension-and-histological-necroinflammation-in-hiv-hcv-patients-with-advanced-liver-disease
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P Schwabl, M Mandorfer, S Steiner, B Scheiner, D Chromy, M Herac, T Bucsics, H Hayden, K Grabmeier-Pfistershammer, A Ferlitsch, G Oberhuber, M Trauner, M Peck-Radosavljevic, T Reiberger
BACKGROUND: HIV/HCV co-infected patients show accelerated fibrosis progression and higher risk for complications of portal hypertension (PHT). AIM: To assess the effects of interferon-free therapy on portal pressure, liver histology and plasma biomarkers in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with PHT. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with paired hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurements prior and after successful treatment (SVR) with interferon-free regimens were included...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909278/-surgical-treatment-of-right-atrial-malignant-tumor-thrombus-under-deep-hypothermia-with-intermittent-circulatory-arrest-report-of-two-cases
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Akira Fujita, Toshiro Kobayashi, Hideharu Hironaka, Mitsutaka Jinbou, Naomasa Uesugi, Satoshi Saito, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Hidenori Gohra
Right atrial tumor thrombus is rare in patients with visceral malignant tumors and can cause right heart failure or sudden death. We present 2 cases of right atrial tumor thrombus treated under deep hypothermic intermittent circulatory arrest (DHICA). A 45-year-old man with right heart failure was diagnosed with right renal cancer extending to the right atrium. Computed tomography revealed no metastasis. He underwent right nephrectomy and tumor thrombus resection under DHICA. He was discharged on postoperative day 11 in good clinical course...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906797/non-cirrhotic-portal-fibrosis-in-pediatric-population
#3
Vikrant Sood, Bikrant Bihari Lal, Rajeev Khanna, Dinesh Rawat, Chhagan Bihari Sharma, Seema Alam
BACKGROUND: Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF) has been classically described as a disease of young to middle age with limited literature regarding its occurrence, onset or clinical presentation in children. We hereby present a series of 19 patients diagnosed and managed as NCPF in pediatric age group. METHODS: A retrospective review of all the patients presenting to the pediatric hepatology department (age < 18 years) and diagnosed as NCPF was done and data was evaluated...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906468/optimal-timing-of-hepatitis-c-treatment-for-patients-on-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list
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Jagpreet Chhatwal, Sumeyye Samur, Brian Kues, Turgay Ayer, Mark S Roberts, Fasiha Kanwal, Chin Hur, Drew Michael S Donnell, Raymond T Chung
: The availability of oral direct-acting antiviral (DAAs) has altered the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment paradigm for both pre- and post-liver transplant (LT) patients. There is a perceived trade-off between pre- versus post-LT treatment of HCV-treatment may improve liver function but potentially decrease the likelihood of a necessary LT. Our objective was to identify LT-eligible patients with decompensated cirrhosis who would benefit (and not benefit) from pre-LT treatment based on their MELD scores...
November 5, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905669/secondary-prophylaxis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-comparison-of-direct-acting-antivirals-with-pegylated-interferon-and-untreated-cohort
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R Vukotic, R Di Donato, F Conti, A Scuteri, C Serra, P Andreone
During the past two decades, several studies showed reduced rates of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis after interferon-based antiviral therapies respect to untreated controls, even without reaching viral clearance. The recent development of new all-oral regimens with direct-acting antivirals has radically improved the therapeutic management of hepatitis C. Nevertheless, paradoxical, or at least unexpected, high rates of both occurrence and recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after a treatment with direct-acting antivirals, have been reported in the recent literature...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905197/adult-hepatoblastoma-a-review-of-47-cases
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Xiao-Feng Duan, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Adult hepatoblastoma is a very rare and aggressive neoplasm. The aim of this study was to review the cases of adult hepatoblastoma patients. METHODS: A search of all case reports about adult hepatoblastoma from 1958 to 2016 by medical database was performed. Data about demographic information, clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory test and imaging examination, treatment and clinical outcomes were extracted and analysed. RESULTS: A total of 43 English articles including 47 cases of adult hepatoblastoma patients were collected...
November 30, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905173/hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-genotype-1-s-little-brother
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REVIEW
J Llaneras, M Riveiro-Barciela, M Buti, R Esteban
Treatment for hepatitis C virus genotype 4 infection has undergone a major advance over the past 5 years with the emergence of direct-acting antiviral agents. Previously, genotype 4 treatment had been limited to the combination of pegylated interferon and ribavirin, with low rates of sustained virological response. The combinations of new direct-acting agents have resulted in a radical improvement in hepatitis C therapy. Much of the currently available efficacy and safety information in the treatment of genotype 4 has been extrapolated through the results of genotype 1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904130/solitary-metastasis-to-a-distant-lymph-node-in-the-descending-mesocolon-after-primary-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-surgical-resection-valid
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Yuki Aisu, Hiroaki Furuyama, Tomohide Hori, Takafumi Machimoto, Toshiyuki Hata, Yoshio Kadokawa, Shigeru Kato, Yasuhisa Ando, Yuichiro Uchida, Daiki Yasukawa, Yusuke Kimura, Maho Sasaki, Yuichiro Takamatsu, Tunehiro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND Lymph node metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma is rare, and lymph nodes located on hepatic hilar and hepatoduodenal ligaments are primary targets. Metastasis to a mesocolic lymph node has not been reported previously. CASE REPORT A 65-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis underwent primary resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Two and a half years later, tumor marker levels increased remarkably and imaging revealed a mesocolic mass. The tumor measured 27 mm in diameter and showed characteristic findings consistent with hepatocellular carcinoma in dynamic computed tomographic images, although the tumor was negative in fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographic images...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903585/autophagy-in-chronic-liver-diseases-the-two-faces-of-janus
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Philippe Gual, Helene Gilgenkrantz, Sophie Lotersztajn
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are the leading causes of cirrhosis and increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related death. ALD and NAFLD share common pathogenic features extending from isolated steatosis to steatohepatitis, steatofibrosis, which can progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The pathophysiological mechanisms of the progression of NAFLD and ALD are complex and still unclear. Important links between the regulation of autophagy (Macroautophagy and Chaperome-mediated autophagy) and chronic liver diseases have been reported...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899297/validation-of-the-afp-model-as-a-predictor-of-hcc-recurrence-in-patients-with-viral-hepatitis-related-cirrhosis-who-had-received-a-liver-transplant-for-hcc
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Andrea Notarpaolo, Richard Layèse, Paolo Magistri, Maria Gambato, Michele Colledan, Giulia Magini, Lucia Miglioresi, Alessandro Vitale, Giovanni Vennarecci, Cecilia D Ambrosio, Patrizia Burra, Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Stefano Fagiuoli, Marco Colasanti, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre, Arnoldo Andreoli, Umberto Cillo, Alexis Laurent, Sandrine Katsahian, Etienne Audureau, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Christophe Duvoux
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The AFP model was shown superior to Milan criteria for prediction of HCC recurrence after liver transplantation in a French population. Our aim was to test the AFP model in a non French, post-hepatitic cirrhosis-based population of HCC candidates. METHODS: 574 patients transplanted for HCC in 4 Italian centres were studied. AFP score was assessed at last evaluation before LT. Probabilities of recurrence and survival were estimated by the log rank test or competing risk analysis and compared according to the AFP model...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898593/coinfection-with-hiv-and-hepatitis-c-virus-in-229-children-and-young-adults-living-in-europe
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OBJECTIVE: To characterize children, adolescents and young adults infected with HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) vertically or before age of 18 years and living in Europe regarding mode of acquisition, HCV genotype, clinical status and treatment. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study using pooled data from 11 European paediatric HIV cohorts. METHODS: Patients aged more than 18 months and less than 25 years, with HIV/HCV acquired vertically or in childhood, were included...
January 2, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896916/dihydroartemisinin-counteracts-fibrotic-portal-hypertension-via-farnesoid-x-receptor-dependent-inhibition-of-hepatic-stellate-cell-contraction
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Wenxuan Xu, Chunfeng Lu, Feng Zhang, Jiangjuan Shao, Shunyu Yao, Shizhong Zheng
Portal hypertension is a frequent pathological symptom occurring especially in hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis. Current paradigms indicate that inhibition of hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation and contraction is anticipated to be an attractive therapeutic strategy, because activated HSC dominantly facilitates an increase in intrahepatic vein pressure through secreting extracellular matrix and contracting. Our previous in vitro study indicated that dihydroartemisinin (DHA) inhibited contractility of cultured HSC by activating intracellular farnesoid X receptor (FXR)...
November 7, 2016: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896858/efficacy-and-safety-of-simeprevir-and-sofosbuvir-with-and-without-ribavirin-in-subjects-with-recurrent-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-post-orthotopic-liver-transplant-the-randomized-galaxy-study
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Jacqueline G O'Leary, Robert J Fontana, Kimberly Brown, James R Burton, Roberto Firpi-Morell, Andrew Muir, Christopher O'Brien, Mordechai Rabinovitz, K Rajender Reddy, Robert Ryan, Adam Shprecher, Shirley Villadiego, Avinash Prabhakar, Robert S Brown
This prospective, randomized, phase 2 study in subjects with recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 post-orthotopic liver transplant evaluated once-daily simeprevir 150mg+sofosbuvir 400mg, with and without ribavirin 1,000mg. Primary endpoint was proportion of subjects with Week 12 sustained virologic response (SVR12). Thirty-three subjects without cirrhosis were randomized 1:1:1 into three arms (stratified by geno/subtype and Q80K): Arm 1, simeprevir+sofosbuvir+ribavirin, 12 weeks; Arm 2, simeprevir+sofosbuvir, 12 weeks; Arm 3, simeprevir+sofosbuvir, 24 weeks; 13 additional subjects (2 with cirrhosis, 11 without cirrhosis) entered Arm 3...
November 29, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896822/simeprevir-in-combination-with-sofosbuvir-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-and-experienced-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-infection-a-phase-iii-open-label-single-arm-study-pluto
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M Buti, J L Calleja, S Lens, M Diago, E Ortega, J Crespo, R Planas, M Romero-Gómez, F G Rodríguez, J M Pascasio, B Fevery, D Kurland, C Corbett, R Kalmeijer, W Jessner
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of liver cirrhosis and subsequent hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV genotype 4 is found widely in the Middle East, Egypt and Africa, and has also spread into Europe. There are limited data available regarding the use of direct-acting antiviral agents in HCV genotype 4-infected patients with cirrhosis. AIM: The Phase III, open-label, single-arm PLUTO study evaluated the efficacy and safety of 12 weeks of simeprevir (HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor) plus sofosbuvir (HCV nucleotide-analogue NS5B polymerase inhibitor) in treatment-naïve and (peg)interferon ± ribavirin-experienced HCV genotype 4-infected patients, with or without compensated cirrhosis...
November 29, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896410/low-incidence-of-lymph-node-metastasis-after-resection-of-hepatitis-virus-related-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#15
Hiroya Iida, Masaki Kaibori, Shogo Tanaka, Shigekazu Takemura, Hiroshi Wada, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Takuya Nakai, Michihiro Hayashi, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Shoji Kubo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We determined the rates of initial lymph node metastasis following curative resection of mass-forming type-intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) in patients with and without hepatitis virus infection. METHODS: We enrolled 87 patients between January 2000 and December 2013 with ICC without preoperative lymph node metastasis and without lymph node dissection. Patients included 32 who were seropositive for hepatitis B or C virus (virus group) and 55 who had no evidence of hepatitis virus infection (nonvirus group)...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896406/evaluation-of-rex-shunt-on-cavernous-transformation-of-the-portal-vein-in-children
#16
Ruo-Yi Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Xiao-Gang Sun, Qian Liu, Jia-Long Xu, Qi-Gang Lv, Wei-Xiu Chen, Jin-Liang Li
BACKGROUND: Children with cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) develop severe complications from prehepatic portal hypertension, such as recurrent variceal bleeding and thrombocytopenia. In this study, we reported the results of 30 children with symptomatic CTPV that were treated by a Rex shunt. The effectiveness of this surgical approach was evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 30 children aged between 3 and 18 years with CTPV, who underwent a Rex shunt between 2008 and 2015...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896359/management-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-2017
#17
Leona von Köckritz, Jean-François Dufour
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) represents one of the most common aetiologies of chronic liver disease and causes a major global health burden. Globally an estimated 80 million people are chronically infected, but the majority of whom is still undiagnosed. Prior to the discovery of the virus in 1989 a significant number of patients were exposed and consecutively infected with HCV via contaminated transfusions, as it is a blood-borne disease. Chronic HCV infection pursues a progressive course that ultimately results in the development of cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), if left untreated...
November 29, 2016: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895432/prevalence-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-chronic-digestive-system-diseases-a-multicenter-epidemiological-study
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An-Zhong Zhang, Qing-Cai Wang, Kun-Ming Huang, Jia-Guo Huang, Chang-Hong Zhou, Fu-Qiang Sun, Su-Wen Wang, Feng-Ting Wu
AIM: To investigate the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic digestive system diseases. METHODS: A total of 1736 patients with chronic digestive system diseases were included in this cross-sectional study, including 871 outpatients and 865 in-patients. A self-designed General Information for Patients of the Department of Gastroenterology of General Hospitals questionnaire was used to collect each patient's general information, which included demographic data (including age, sex, marital status, and education) and disease characteristics (including major diseases, disease duration, principal symptoms, chronic pain, sleep disorder, and limited daily activities)...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895431/occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-is-not-associated-with-disease-progression-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#19
Junhyeon Cho, Sang Soo Lee, Yun Suk Choi, Yejoo Jeon, Jung Wha Chung, Joo Yeong Baeg, Won Keun Si, Eun Sun Jang, Jin-Wook Kim, Sook-Hyang Jeong
AIM: To clarify the prevalence of occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (OBI) and the association between OBI and liver disease progression, defined as development of liver cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), worsening of Child-Pugh class, or mortality in cases of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS: This prospective cohort study enrolled 174 patients with chronic HCV infection (chronic hepatitis, n = 83; cirrhosis, n = 47; HCC, n = 44), and evaluated disease progression during a mean follow-up of 38...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895414/hepatic-encephalopathy-ever-closer-to-its-big-bang
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EDITORIAL
Pablo A Souto, Ariel R Marcotegui, Lisandro Orbea, Juan Skerl, Juan Carlos Perazzo
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that commonly complicates the course of patients with liver disease. Despite the fact that the syndrome was probably first recognized hundreds of years ago, the exact pathogenesis still remains unclear. Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is the earliest form of HE and is estimated to affect more that 75% of patients with liver cirrhosis. It is characterized by cognitive impairment predominantly attention, reactiveness and integrative function with very subtle clinical manifestations...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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