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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737987/factors-associated-with-patient-preferences-for-disease-modifying-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis
#1
Ana L Hincapie, Jonathan Penm, Craig F Burns
BACKGROUND: Treatment adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is essential to reduce the rate of acute neurological attacks, severity of relapses, and hospitalizations and to slow its progression. Adherence rates in MS patients have been shown to be affected by multiple factors, including physical or cognitive difficulties, perceived lack of treatment efficacy, treatment-related adverse events, injection anxiety, and frequency of administration. OBJECTIVE: To elicit the preferences of MS patients for noneconomic and economic attributes of current disease-modifying therapies (DMTs)...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737268/comparison-of-two-minimally-invasive-techniques-for-liver-biopsy-collection-in-dogs
#2
N Fernandez, J Del-Pozo, D Shaw, A I C Marques
OBJECTIVES: High-quality biopsy is an essential factor for the successful diagnosis of canine liver disease. The aim of this study was to compare various aspects of biopsies obtained by two different techniques: pretied ligating loop and cup biopsy forceps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen client-owned dogs underwent laparoscopic liver biopsies for diagnosis of liver disease. Biopsies were obtained from the same liver lobe using a pre-tied ligating loop and cup biopsy forceps...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737145/congenital-hepatic-fibrosis-with-polycystic-kidney-disease-an-unusual-cause-of-neonatal-cholestasis
#3
Vani Bharani, G Vybhav Venkatesh, Uma Nahar Saikia, B R Thapa
Congenital hepatic fibrosis is characterized by hepatic fibrosis, portal hypertension, and renal cystic disease. Typical presentation of congenital hepatic fibrosis is in the form of portal hypertension, in adolescents and young adults. We present an unusual case of neonatal cholestasis with rapid deterioration within first 4 months of life, who was diagnosed to have congenital hepatic fibrosis with polycystic kidney disease on autopsy.
July 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736952/validation-of-the-albi-grade-based-integrated-model-as-a-predictor-for-sorafenib-failed-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Pei-Chang Lee, Yi-Tzen Chen, Yee Chao, Teh-Ia Huo, Chung-Pin Li, Chien-Wei Su, Mei-Hsuan Lee, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee, Han-Chieh Lin, Yi-Hsiang Huang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sorafenib is the standard treatment for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but is challenging after treatment failure. Appropriate criteria for enrolling patients into second-line trials are still limited. In this study, we aimed to establish more objective criteria based on Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) grade to select patients with better post-progression survival (PPS) for second-line treatment. METHODS: Consecutive 404 advanced HCC patients receiving sorafenib were retrospectively enrolled...
July 24, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736816/antinociceptive-activity-of-ent-dihydrotucumanoic-acid-isolated-from-gymnosperma-glutinosum-spreng-less
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Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Marco Martin González-Chávez, Juan Ramón Zapata-Morales, Alexia Karina Verdinez-Portales, Amanda Sánchez-Recillas, Rolffy Ortiz-Andrade, Mario Isiordia-Espinoza, Fidel Martínez-Gutiérrez, Marco Antonio Ramírez-Morales, Fabiola Domínguez, María Elizabeth Juache-Flores, Roberto Martínez
Preclinical Research The diterpene ent-dihydrotumanoic acid (DTA) was among the compounds isolated from Gymnosperma glutinosum (Spreng) Less (Asteraceae). There are no reports regarding the pharmacological effects of DTA. Cytotoxicity against cancer cells (1-250 µM), and the antibacterial (50-1400 µM) activity of DTA were evaluated using the MTT assay, and the minimum inhibitory concentration test, respectively. The antidiarrheal (1-100 mg/kg p.o.) and anti-inflammatory (2 mg/ear) effects of DTA were evaluated using castor oil and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate, respectively...
July 24, 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736732/a-systematic-review-of-studies-of-web-portals-for-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#6
REVIEW
Steven S Coughlin, Lovoria B Williams, Christos Hatzigeorgiou
Patient web portals are password-protected online websites that offer patients 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection. Due to advances in health information technologies, there has been increasing interest among providers and researchers in patient web portals for use by patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. This article, which is based upon bibliographic searches in PubMed, reviews web portals for patients with diabetes mellitus including patient web portals tethered to electronic medical records and web portals developed specifically for patients with diabetes...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736715/a-case-of-liver-abscess-and-fusobacterium-septicemia
#7
Elham Rahmati, Rosemary C She, Brittany Kazmierski, P Jan Geiseler, Darren Wong
Fusobacterium species are well described as the causative pathogen in Lemierre's syndrome, a suppurative thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein. However, they are less recognized for a unique variant of Lemierre's syndrome presenting with invasive intraabdominal infection and associated portal vein thrombosis. We describe a case of Fusobacterium nucleatum with hepatic abscess and septic pylephlebitis.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736649/neoadjuvant-transarterial-radiation-lobectomy-for-colorectal-hepatic-metastases-a-small-cohort-analysis-on-safety-efficacy-and-radiopathologic-correlation
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Jehan L Shah, Ivan R Zendejas-Ruiz, Linday M Thornton, Brian S Geller, Joseph R Grajo, Amy Collinsworth, Thomas J George, Beau Toskich
Colorectal cancer patients have a high incidence of liver metastasis (ml-CRC). Surgical resection is the gold standard for treatment of hepatic metastasis but only a small percent of patients are traditional candidates based on disease extent and adequate size of the future liver remnant (FLR). Interventions such as portal vein embolization (PVE) and associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) are performed to increase FLR for operative conversion. Limitations to PVE include intrahepatic disease progression, portal vascular invasion, and utilization with concurrent chemotherapy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735514/laparoscopic-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy
#9
Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Eleni Sioka, Ioannis Mamaloudis, Dimitrios Zacharoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735354/transplantation-sites-for-human-and-murine-islets
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Rebecca A Stokes, Kim Cheng, Amit Lalwani, Michael M Swarbrick, Helen E Thomas, Thomas Loudovaris, Tom W Kay, Wayne J Hawthorne, Philip J O'Connell, Jenny E Gunton
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Beta cell replacement is a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. In humans, islet transplants are currently infused into the liver via the portal vein, although this site has disadvantages. Here, we investigated alternative transplantation sites for human and murine islets in recipient mice, comparing the portal vein with quadriceps muscle and kidney, liver and spleen capsules. METHODS: Murine islets were isolated from C57BL6/J mice and transplanted into syngeneic recipients...
July 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735336/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-and-serological-markers-in-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-and-free-portal-pressure-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b
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Jun Li, Jie Yu, Xin-Yu Peng, Ting-Ting Du, Jia-Jia Wang, Jin Tong, Gui-Lin Lu, Xiang-Wei Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography, AST-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and FIB-4 in assessing liver fibrosis and free portal pressure in patients with hepatitis B. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 126 patients with hepatitis B who underwent liver surgery at the General Surgery Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Shihezi University Medical School from February 2013 to August 2015. Preoperatively, shear wave velocity (SWV) of the liver was measured with the Siemens S2000 ultrasound system to reflect liver stiffness...
July 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734848/liver-resection-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-plus-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-solitary-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Antonio Saviano, Roberto Iezzi, Felice Giuliante, Lucia Salvatore, Caterina Mele, Alessandro Posa, Francesco Ardito, Anna Maria De Gaetano, Maurizio Pompili
PURPOSE: To compare liver resection (LR) with single-step, balloon-occluded RF ablation plus drug-eluting embolics transarterial chemoembolization in cirrhotic patients with single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ≥ 3 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2010 to 2014, 25 patients with compensated cirrhosis and single HCC ≥ 3 cm (median size 4.5 cm; range, 3.0-6.8 cm) not suitable for LR or liver transplantation were treated with RF ablation plus transarterial chemoembolization in a prospective observational single-center pilot study; all patients had complete tumor necrosis after treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734831/effects-of-all-oral-anti-viral-therapy-on-hvpg-and-systemic-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cirrhosis
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Sabela Lens, Edilmar Alvarado, Zoe Mariño, María-Carlota Londoño, Elba LLop, Javier Martinez, Jose Ignacio Fortea, Luís Ibañez, Xavier Ariza, Anna Baiges, Adolfo Gallego, Rafael Bañares, Angela Puente, Agustín Albillos, Jose Luís Calleja, Xavier Torras, Virginia Hernández-Gea, Jaume Bosch, Cándid Villanueva, Xavier Forns, Juan Carlos García-Pagán
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cirrhosis and clinical significant portal hypertension (CSPH, hepatic venous pressure gradient [HVPG] 10 mmHg or greater), despite achieving sustained virological response (SVR) to therapy, remain at risk of liver decompensation. We investigated hemodynamic changes following SVR in patients with CSPH and whether liver stiffness measurements (LSMs) can rule out the presence of CSPH. METHODS: We performed a multicenter prospective study of 226 patients with HCV-associated cirrhosis and CSPH who had SVR to interferon-free therapy at 6 Liver Units in Spain...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734717/preoperative-doxycycline-does-not-decolonize-propionibacterium-acnes-from-the-skin-of-the-shoulder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Surena Namdari, Thema Nicholson, Javad Parvizi, Matthew Ramsey
BACKGROUND: Propionibacterium acnes is frequently cultured in patients undergoing both primary and revision shoulder surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of preoperative oral administration of doxycycline in decreasing the colonization of skin around the shoulder by P. acnes. METHODS: This was a single-institution, prospective, randomized controlled trial of male patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy. Patients were randomized to receive oral doxycycline (100 mg twice a day) for 7 days or to the standard of care (no drug)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734125/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cold-in-situ-perfusion-and-preservation-of-the-hepatic-allograft-working-towards-a-unified-approach
#15
REVIEW
Ahmer M Hameed, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent W T Lam, Henry C Pleass, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of cold in situ perfusion and static storage of the liver is one possible determinant of transplantation outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is evidence to substantiate a preference for a particular perfusion route (aortic or dual) or perfusion/preservation solution in donation after brain-death (DBD) liver transplantation. METHODS: The Embase, Medline and Cochrane databases were utilized (1980-2017). Random effects modeling was used to estimate effects on transplantation outcomes based upon (i) aortic or dual in situ perfusion, and (ii) the use of University of Wisconsin (UW), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), Celsior and/or Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) for perfusion/preservation...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734122/portal-venous-stenosis-following-liver-transplant-role-of-transsplenic-intervention
#16
EDITORIAL
M H Doshi, J Salsamendi, G Narayanan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733741/tips-and-tricks-of-splenic-vessel-preservation-during-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
#17
Claire Goumard, Satoshi Ogiso, Masayuki Okuno, Jason B Fleming, Michael Kim, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jeffrey E Lee, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: While a laparoscopic approach can minimize postoperative morbidity in splenic vessel preserving (SVP) distal pancreatectomy (DP), this procedure can be technically challenging. A systematic approach to SVP minimizes the chances of vascular injury and maximizes the chances of successful splenic preservation. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic DP with SVP, highlighting technical tips and tricks that optimize the chances for SVP. PATIENT: The patient is a 14-year-old male with an incidentally discovered pancreatic tail mass...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733222/molecular-classification-of-hepatocellular-adenoma-in-clinical-practice
#18
REVIEW
Jean-Charles Nault, Valérie Paradis, Daniel Cherqui, Valérie Vilgrain, Jessica Zucman-Rossi
Incidental liver lesion depicted on preoperative imaging for bariatric surgery (BMI = 42) in a 34 year-old woman with oral contraceptive use of 15 years, normal blood liver tests and high CRP (11 mg/L, Nl <6). MRI showed a 6 cm liver nodule in segment V close to the gallbladder. The nodule was moderately hyperintense on T1 (in-phase) and showed a marked and heterogeneous drop in signal intensity on opposedphase sequence suggesting the presence of fat. On T2, the nodule was heterogeneous, hyperintense at the periphery and hypointense in most of the central part...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733177/transjugular-local-thrombolysis-with-without-tips-in-patients-with-acute-non-cirrhotic-non-malignant-portal-vein-thrombosis
#19
Christoph Klinger, Bettina Riecken, Arthur Schmidt, Andrea De Gottardi, Benjamin Meier, Jaime Bosch, Karel Caca
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Therapeutic anticoagulation is the standard treatment in patients with acute non-cirrhotic portal vein thrombosis (PVT). In critically ill patients, anticoagulation only may not suffice to achive rapid and stable recanalization. This study evaluates efficacy and safety of transjugular interventional therapy in acute non-cirrhotic PVT. METHODS: This retrospective study includes 17 consecutive patients with acute noncirrhotic, non-malignant PVT...
June 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733136/unexpected-bone-formation-produced-by-rankl-blockade
#20
REVIEW
Sergio Portal-Núñez, Aranzazu Mediero, Pedro Esbrit, Olga Sánchez-Pernaute, Raquel Largo, Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont
Denosumab (Dmab) is a humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks RANKL (receptor activator for nuclear factor κB ligand), thereby exerting a potent bone antiresorptive action. Dmab treatment leads to a dramatic and sustained increase in bone mass through mechanisms that are currently under debate. It is also a matter of controversy whether this potent action of Dmab could lead to intrabone dystrophic mineralization. Recent research has uncovered a possible anabolic role of Dmab involving RANKL-dependent reverse signaling in osteoblasts, and that bone marrow adipocytes can modulate osteoclastogenesis through the production of RANKL...
July 19, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
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