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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433893/cytokine-profile-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-an-observation
#1
Dejan Baskic, Vuk R Vukovic, Suzana Popovic, Predrag Djurdjevic, Milan Zaric, Ivana Nikolic, Ivanka Zelen, Marina Mitrovic, Dusko Avramovic, Zeljko Mijailovic
The data addressing cytokine profile in chronically infected HCV patients are conflicting, ranging from Th1 or Th2 cytokine prevalence to the expression of both types of cytokines. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate cytokine profile in these patients. Cytokine sera levels in HCV patients and healthy controls were evaluated using 13plex FlowCytomix Multiplex. Median values of both proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines were lower in HCV patients then in controls. In addition, the number of subjects producing detectable quantities of cytokines was significantly lower in the group of HCV patients...
April 20, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433114/hepatic-features-of-wilson-disease
#2
Salih Boga, Aftab Ala, Michael L Schilsky
In Wilson disease (WD) defective AT7B function leads to biliary copper excretion and pathologic copper accumulation, particularly in liver and brain, where it induces cellular damage. Liver disease most often precedes neurologic or psychiatric manifestations. In most patients with neurologic or psychiatric symptoms there is some degree of liver disease at the time of disease presentation. Hepatic manifestations of WD can be extremely variable. Patients with clinically asymptomatic WD are often found by family screening or identified on routine laboratory testing...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433112/wilson-disease-liver-pathology
#3
Maciej Pronicki
The liver in Wilson disease may demonstrate a wide range of damage patterns. Some patients may present almost no detectable microscopic pathology, while others display lesions consistent with fulminant hepatitis or acute liver failure. Most liver biopsy specimens show moderate to severe steatosis, variable degree of portal and/or lobular inflammation, and fibrosis eventually progressing to cirrhosis. Additional findings include liver cell degeneration and ballooning, Mallory hyaline bodies, liver cell necrosis, and glycogenation of periportal hepatocytic nuclei...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433109/pathogenesis-of-wilson-disease
#4
Ivo Florin Scheiber, Radan Brůha, Petr Dušek
Wilson disease is an autosomal-recessive disorder originating from a genetic defect in the copper-transporting ATPase ATP7B that is required for biliary copper secretion and loading of ceruloplasmin with copper. Impaired ATP7B function in Wilson disease results in excessive accumulation of copper in liver, brain, and other tissues. Toxic copper deposits may induce oxidative stress, modify expression of genes, directly inhibit proteins, and impair mitochondrial function, leading to hepatic, neuropsychiatric, renal, musculoskeletal, and other symptoms...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431795/shear-wave-liver-elastography-with-a-propagation-map-diagnostic-performance-and-inter-observer-correlation-for-hepatic-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis
#5
Eun Sun Lee, Jong Beum Lee, Hwi Ryong Park, Jeongin Yoo, Ji In Choi, Hyun Woong Lee, Hyung Joon Kim, Byung Ihn Choi, Hyun Jeong Park, Sung Bin Park
The aim of this study was to determine the performance of shear wave elastography (SWE) with a propagation map in the diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis, and to assess its reliability with transient elastography (TE) as the reference standard. Our prospective study included 115 consecutive patients with suspected or alleged chronic hepatitis. Patients underwent SWE by two different operators and TE by sonographers on the same day. The correlation coefficient of the intra-class correlation test between an experienced radiologist and a third-year radiology resident was 0...
April 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428284/acute-presentation-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-multicentre-study-with-detailed-histological-evaluation-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients
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Hiep Nguyen Canh, Kenichi Harada, Hirofumi Ouchi, Yasunori Sato, Koichi Tsuneyama, Masayoshi Kage, Masayuki Nakano, Kaname Yoshizawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Masanori Abe, Jong-Hon Kang, Kazuhiko Koike, Ayano Inui, Tomoo Fujisawa, Akinobu Takaki, Teruko Arinaga-Hino, Takuji Torimura, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Keiichi Fujiwara, Mikio Zeniya, Hiromasa Ohira, Atsushi Tanaka, Hajime Takikawa
AIMS: Although liver biopsy is crucial to diagnose and guide treatment decisions, a detailed histological analysis of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) with clinically acute presentations has not yet been performed. This study aimed to characterise the histological features and explore potential histological hallmarks to diagnose the acute presentation of AIH. METHODS: We systematically evaluated liver specimens of 87 adult patients with acute presentation of AIH retrospectively enrolled from Japanese multicentre facilities...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427912/hepataprotective-effects-of-ginsenoside-rg1-a-review
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REVIEW
Yan Gao, Shifeng Chu, Zhao Zhang, Naihong Chen
BACKGROUND AND ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ginseng has been used as efficient tonic and for the treatment of various diseases including hepatic disorders. Ginseng saponins, also known as ginsenosides, are principal constituents and have been treated to be responsible for disparate ginseng health benefits. The current review mainly focuses on ginsenoside Rg1, a compound isolated from traditional Chinese herbal medicine Panax ginseng Meyer. AIMS: To summary the hepataprotective effects and related mechanisms of ginsenoside Rg1, we conclude this review by combining the literature and our own researches...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427234/diversity-of-the-association-of-serum-levels-and-genetic-variants-of-mhc-class-i-polypeptide-related-chain-a-with-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
#8
Chung-Feng Huang, Ching-I Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Shu-Chi Wang, Kuan-Yu Chen, Yu-Min Ko, Ching-Chih Lin, Yi-Shan Tsai, Pei-Chien Tsai, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Chia-Yen Dai, Jee-Fu Huang, Wan-Long Chuang, Ming-Lung Yu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Genetic variants of MHC class I polypeptide-related chain A (MICA) at rs2596542 have been associated with hepatocellular carcinoma. The linkage between serum MICA (sMICA) and liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C is elusive. RESULTS: Linear regression analysis revealed that sMICA were independently correlated to α-fetoprotein (β: 0.149; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.001, 0.003; P = 0.007)and MICA rs2596542 GG genotype (β: 0.209; 95% CI: 0.153, 0...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427123/-predictive-value-of-liver-pathologic-changes-in-determining-the-effectiveness-of-entecavir-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-b-an-analysis-of-1-366-cases
#9
M M Sun, W Zhang, G Chen, Y An, Y Q Wang, Q H Shang
Objective: To analyze the relationship between baseline liver pathologic changes and the effectiveness of entecavir(ETV) and investigate the predictive value of baseline liver pathologic changes in determining the effectiveness of ETV, to provide reliable basis for precision medicine in patients with chronic hepatitis B(CHB). Methods: A total of 1 366 cases with CHB were retrospectively recruited who underwent liver biopsy between January 2006 to June 2016 and were treated with ETV over 96 weeks.The relationship between baseline liver pathologic changes and the antiviral responses to ETV at 48, 96 weeks were compared...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426902/hepatic-steatosis-after-pediatric-liver-transplant
#10
Emily R Perito, Tabitha Vase, Rageshree Ramachandran, Andrew Phelps, Kuang-Yu Jen, Robert H Lustig, Vickie A Feldstein, Philip Rosenthal
RATIONALE: Hepatic steatosis develops after liver transplant in 30% of adults, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in non-transplanted children. However, post-transplant steatosis has been minimally studied in pediatric liver transplant recipients. We explored the prevalence, persistence, and association with chronic liver damage of hepatic steatosis in these children. RESULTS: In this single-center study of pediatric patients transplanted 1988-2015 (n=318), 31% of those with any post-transplant biopsy (n=271) had ≥1 biopsy with steatosis...
April 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425454/association-of-serum-autotaxin-levels-with-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Tomoo Yamazaki, Satoru Joshita, Takeji Umemura, Yoko Usami, Ayumi Sugiura, Naoyuki Fujimori, Soichiro Shibata, Yuki Ichikawa, Michiharu Komatsu, Akihiro Matsumoto, Koji Igarashi, Eiji Tanaka
Metabolized by liver sinusoidal endothelial cells, autotaxin (ATX) is a secreted enzyme considered to be associated with liver damage. We sought to clarify the diagnostic ability of ATX for liver fibrosis in 593 biopsy-confirmed hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. The diagnostic accuracy of ATX was compared with clinical parameters and the established fibrosis biomarkers Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2-binding protein, FIB-4 index, AST-to-platelet ratio, and Forn's index. Median ATX levels were consistently higher in female controls and patients than in their male counterparts (P < 0...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425419/a-rare-bsep-mutation-associated-with-a-mild-form-of-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-type-2
#12
Orith Waisbourd-Zinman, Lea F Surrey, Anna E Schwartz, Pierre A Russo, Jessica Wen
Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis type 2 (PFIC2) is a rare cholestatic disorder diagnosed in infancy or childhood that can lead to severe hepatic fibrosis and liver failure. Mutations in the ABCB11 gene result in a deficiency of the bile salt export protein (BSEP) and accumulation of bile inside the hepatocytes. Hepatocellular carcinoma is another condition associated with severe forms of deletion mutations in the ABCB11 gene. Treatment options including ursodeoxycholic acid biliary diversion have mixed outcomes and some patients require liver transplantation...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425406/curing-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-cost-comparison-of-the-combination-simeprevir-plus-sofosbuvir-vs-protease-inhibitor-based-triple-therapy
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Jacob A Langness, David Tabano, Amanda Wieland, Sarah Tise, Lindsay Pratt, Lauren Ayres Harrington, Sonia Lin, Vahram Ghuschcyan, Kavita V Nair, Gregory T Everson
INTRODUCTION: Interferon-free, multi-direct acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly effective and well tolerated, but costly. To gain perspective on the evolving economics of HCV therapy, we compared the cost per cure of a multi-DAA regimen with the prior standard of triple therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients infected with HCV genotype 1 who were treated through the University of Colorado Hepatology Clinic between May 2011 and December 2014 comprised the study population...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425404/transient-elastography-vs-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-in-hepatitis-c-a-meta-analysis
#14
A Z Mattos, A A Mattos
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Many different non-invasive methods have been studied with the purpose of staging liver fibrosis. The objective of this study was verifying if transient elastography is superior to aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index for staging fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review with meta-analysis of studies which evaluated both non-invasive tests and used biopsy as the reference standard was performed...
May 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425016/a-simple-bedside-blood-test-fibrofast-fib-5-is-superior-to-fib-4-index-for-the-differentiation-between-non-significant-and-significant-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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G Shiha, S Seif, A Eldesoky, M Elbasiony, R Soliman, A Metwally, K Zalata, N Mikhail
INTRODUCTION: A simple non-invasive score (Fibrofast, FIB-5) was developed using five routine laboratory tests (ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase, albumin and platelets count) for the detection of significant hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C. The FIB-4 index is a non-invasive test for the assessment of liver fibrosis, and a score of ≤1.45 enables the correct identification of patients who have non-significant (F0-1) from significant fibrosis (F2-4), and could avoid liver biopsy...
April 19, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424480/ketogenic-diet-attenuates-hepatopathy-in-mouse-model-of-respiratory-chain-complex-iii-deficiency-caused-by-a-bcs1l-mutation
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Janne Purhonen, Jayasimman Rajendran, Matthias Mörgelin, Kristiina Uusi-Rauva, Shintaro Katayama, Kaarel Krjutskov, Elisabet Einarsdottir, Vidya Velagapudi, Juha Kere, Matti Jauhiainen, Vineta Fellman, Jukka Kallijärvi
Mitochondrial disorders are among the most prevalent inborn errors of metabolism but largely lack treatments and have poor outcomes. High-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets (KDs) have shown beneficial effects in mouse models of mitochondrial myopathies, with induction of mitochondrial biogenesis as the suggested main mechanism. We fed KD to mice with respiratory chain complex III (CIII) deficiency and progressive hepatopathy due to mutated BCS1L, a CIII assembly factor. The mutant mice became persistently ketotic and tolerated the KD for up to 11 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423499/imidazoline-i2-receptor-inhibitor-idazoxan-regulates-the-progression-of-hepatic-fibrosis-via-akt-nrf2-smad2-3-signaling-pathway
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Li Xuanfei, Chen Hao, Yi Zhujun, Liu Yanming, Gong Jianping
Liver fibrosis is a global health problem and its relationship with imidazoline I2 receptor has not been reported. This study aimed to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of imidazoline I2 receptor (I2R) inhibitor idazoxan (IDA) on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis. In vivo liver fibrosis in mice was induced by intraperitoneally injections of CCl4 for eight weeks, and in vitro studies were performed on activated LX2 cells treated with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). Our results showed that IDA significantly improved liver inflammation, ameliorated hepatic stellate cells activation and reduced collagen accumulation by suppressing the pro-fibrogenic signaling of TGF-β/Smad...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423231/direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-decreases-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-rate-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#18
Victor Virlogeux, Pierre Pradat, Kerstin Hartig-Lavie, François Bailly, Marianne Maynard, Guillaume Ouziel, Domitille Poinsot, Fanny Lebossé, Marie Ecochard, Sylvie Radenne, Samir Benmakhlouf, Joseph Koffi, Philippe Lack, Caroline Scholtes, Anne-Claire Uhres, Christian Ducerf, Jean-Yves Mabrut, Agnès Rode, Massimo Levrero, Christophe Combet, Philippe Merle, Fabien Zoulim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Arrival of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents against hepatitis C virus (HCV) with high-sustained virological response (SVR) rates and very few side effects has drastically changed the management of HCV infection. The impact of DAA exposure on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after a first remission in patients with advanced fibrosis remains to be clarified. METHODS: 68 consecutive HCV patients with a first HCC diagnosis and under remission, subsequently treated or not with a DAA combination, were included...
April 19, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422962/docosahexaenoic-acid-blocks-progression-of-western-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-obese-ldlr-mice
#19
Kelli A Lytle, Carmen P Wong, Donald B Jump
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major public health concern in western societies. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the progressive form of NAFLD, is characterized by hepatic steatosis, inflammation, oxidative stress and fibrosis. NASH is a risk factor for cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. NASH is predicted to be the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020. Despite this growing public health concern, there remain no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved NASH treatments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422172/transient-elastography-as-a-screening-tool-for-liver-fibrosis-in-a-large-hemodialysis-population
#20
Ben-Chung Cheng, Yi-Hao Yen, Jung-Fu Chen, Cheng-Kun Wu, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Ming-Chao Tsai, Ming-Tsung Lin, Jung-Ting Lin, Jin-Bor Chen, Tsung-Hui Hu
Metabolic syndrome, an etiological factor in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is often present in hemodialysis patients. Little is known about the prevalence of, and factors associated with, liver fibrosis in hemodialysis populations. We used transient elastography (TE) to investigate these phenomena. 659 patients treated with chronic hemodialysis were enrolled. We excluded those with excess alcohol intake, liver stiffness measurement (LSM) failure, or unreliable LSM values. LSM ≥8.0 kPa was used as a cutoff suggesting clinically relevant fibrosis...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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