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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029102/nucleos-t-ide-analogue-treatment-for-adult-patients-with-hbeag-positive-chronic-infection-with-genotype-c-hepatitis-b-virus-a-nationwide-real-life-study
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Young Chang, Won Hyeok Choe, Dong Hyun Sinn, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Sang Hoon Ahn, Hyewon Lee, Jae-Jun Shim, Dae Won Jun, Soo Young Park, Joon Yeul Nam, Eun Ju Cho, Su Jong Yu, Dong Ho Lee, Jeong Min Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, So Young Kwon, Seung Woon Paik, Jung-Hwan Yoon
Background/Aim: Antiviral treatment for patients in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still controversial. We assessed whether antiviral treatment reduces liver disease progression in those patients. Methods: This study included consecutive patients that tested positive for HBeAg with an HBV DNA >20,000 IU/mL, ALT <40 IU/L and without evidence of cirrhosis in eight large-volume hospitals in Korea. The primary endpoint was the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the secondary endpoint was the development of cirrhosis...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027728/hepatitis-in-aids-patients
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Muhammad Imran Qadir
The individuals with HIV infection are more susceptible to develop coinfections with infectious pathogens such as HCV and HBV. The routes of transmission of these pathogens are the same including sexual contact, injection drug use, or at birth from mother to an infant. The main reason of morbidity and mortality in HIV infected individuals is a liver disease in the context of antiretroviral therapy, and coinfection such as HCV and HBV complicates this condition. Nucleos(t)ide analogues are used for HBV infection management, and treatment of HCV infection is done by PegIFN and ribavirin combination and protease inhibitors...
October 13, 2017: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027487/effect-of-tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-on-pufa-levels-and-inflammation-in-an-animal-and-cell-model-of-hepatic-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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M Aslan, E Kıraç, Ö Yılmaz, B Ünal, E K Konuk, F Özcan, H Tuzcu
The aim of this study was to evaluate hepatic polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and inflammatory response in an animal and cell model of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Rats were divided into control, tunicamycin (TM)-treated, and TM + tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA)-treated groups. Hepatic ER stress was induced by TM and the ER stress inhibitor TUDCA was injected 30 min before induction of ER stress. Liver THLE-3 cells were treated with TM and TUDCA was administered in advance to decrease cytotoxic effects...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026129/hepatitis-virus-infection-and-age-related-cataract
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Sangshin Park, Nam-Kyong Choi
This study was performed to investigate the relationships of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection to age-related cataract, and to assess whether liver damage mediates the hepatitis-cataract association. This study analyzed data in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2012 on 10,037 participants aged ≥40 years. We performed mediation analysis to address the contribution of serum markers of liver damage, high aspartate (AST, >49.9 IU/L) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT, >56...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025734/dietary-copper-fructose-interactions-alter-gut-microbial-activity-in-male-rats
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Ming Song, Xiaohong Li, Xiang Zhang, Hongxue Shi, Miriam B Vos, Xiaoli Wei, Yuhua Wang, Hong Gao, Eric C Rouchka, Xinmin Yin, Zhanxiang Zhou, Russell A Prough, Matthew C Cave, Craig J McClain
Dietary copper-fructose interactions contribute to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Gut microbiota play critical roles in the pathogenesis of NAFLD. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of different dietary doses of copper and their interactions with high fructose on gut microbiome. Male weanling Sprague-Dawley rats were fed diets with adequate copper (6 ppm, CuA), marginal copper (1.5 ppm, CuM) (low-copper) or supplemented copper (20 ppm, CuS) (high-copper) for 4 weeks...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025383/repair-of-bile-duct-injury-with-autologous-vein-graft-and-stent
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Bin Xie, Haiping Luo, Xinglong Yang, Yanping Zhao, Chongwu He, Xiaobin Wan, Zhitao Xu, Xingwei Yu, Wubo Liu, Qiang Liu
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects of autologous vein transplant on bile duct injury repair, through observation of the hepatic and biliary system tissue morphology changes and animal survival after bile duct injury repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbits were equally divided into groups. Group A had cholecystectomy and common bile duct resection (length of 0.5 cm), transplant of an autologous vein (length of 0.5 cm), and stent implant. Group B had cholecystectomy and common bile duct resection (length of 1...
October 12, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023927/hepatitis-b-virus-dual-infection-disrupts-platelet-count-recovery-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-curative-antiviral-therapy
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Chung-Feng Huang, Ming-Lun Yeh, Ching-I Huang, Zu-Yau Lin, Shinn-Cherng Chen, Chia-Yen Dai, Jee-Fu Huang, Wan-Long Chuang, Ming-Lung Yu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia recovers after viral eradication. The current study explored the rate and factors associated with platelet (PLT) recovery, which may represent the degree of liver fibrosis regression. METHODS: A total of 466 patients who achieved a sustained virological response (SVR) were enrolled to compare the PLT change after a mean follow-up period of 85.5months (range 12-163 months)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023858/interleukin-1-gene-cluster-haplotype-analysis-in-the-chronic-outcome-prediction-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#8
Bita Javan, Mohamad Reza Kalani, Majid Shahbazi
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is well known as an important cause of the chronic liver disease. The screening of the genotype of certain cytokines might be helpful to predict the clinical outcome of an HBV infection. The present study investigates the relationship between the polymorphism and haplotypes of the Interleukin-1 (IL-1) gene family, including IL-1-alpha (IL-1A), IL-1-beta (IL-1B) and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN), with chronic HBV infection. 297 chronic HBV and 333 matched on sex and age control individuals were genotyped using the standard sequence-specific- polymerase chain reaction primer (SSP-PCR) method...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023512/the-ultrastructural-characteristics-of-porcine-hepatocytes-donated-after-cardiac-death-and-preserved-with-warm-machine-perfusion-preservation
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Hiroki Bochimoto, Naoto Matsuno, Yo Ishihara, Tatsuya Shonaka, Daisuke Koga, Yoshiki Hira, Yuji Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
The effects of warm machine perfusion preservation of liver grafts donated after cardiac death on the intracellular three-dimensional ultrastructure of the organelles in hepatocytes remain unclear. Here we analyzed comparatively the ultrastructure of the endomembrane systems in porcine hepatocytes under warm ischemia and successive hypothermic and midthermic machine perfusion preservation, a type of the warm machine perfusion. Porcine liver grafts which had a warm ischemia time of 60 minutes were perfused for 4 hours with modified University of Wisconsin gluconate solution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022863/next-generation-sequencing-revealed-divergence-in-deletions-of-the-pres-region-in-the-hbv-genome-between-different-hbv-related-liver-diseases
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Jian'an Jia, Xiaotao Liang, Shipeng Chen, Hui Wang, Huiming Li, Meng Fang, Xin Bai, Ziyi Wang, Mengmeng Wang, Shanfeng Zhu, Fengzhu Sun, Chunfang Gao
In order to investigate if deletion patterns of the preS region can predict liver disease advancement, the preS region of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome in 45 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and 94 HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients was sequenced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) and the percentages of nucleotide deletion in the preS region were analysed. Hierarchical clustering and heatmaps based on deletion percentages of preS revealed different deletion patterns between CHB and HCC patients...
October 12, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022533/distribution-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-namibia
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P Mhata, T W Rennie, L F Small, P M Nyarang'o, Z Chagla, C J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Namibia regards hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection as a public health problem and introduced hepatitis B vaccinations for infants during 2009. However, information on HBV infection in the country remains limited, and effective public health interventions may be compromised in the absence of adequate evidence-based data. Available data from the World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that 15 - 60% of the normal population in many African countries may be positive for one or more of the HBV serological markers...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021079/blood-borne-virus-transmission-in-an-urban-culturally-diverse-neighbourhood-results-from-a-cross-sectional-bio-behavioural-survey-using-innovative-outreach-methods-in-a-hard-to-reach-population
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Elizabeth Peach, Shelley Cogger, Kat Byron, Penny Francis, Daniel O'Keefe, Peter Higgs, Mark Stoove, Kasey Elmore, Paul Dietze, Margaret Hellard
Background: Following a HIV outbreak among Aboriginal people in a culturally diverse inner-city suburb of Melbourne, a blood-borne virus (BBV) screening program was conducted to inform public health interventions to prevent transmission and facilitate timely diagnosis and linkage to care. Methods: In August-September 2014, community health workers recruited people who inject drugs (PWID) from a local needle and syringe program. Participants were tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), HIV and syphilis and completed a bio-behavioural questionnaire...
October 12, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020610/neonatal-c57bl-6j-and-parkin-mice-respond-differently-following-developmental-manganese-exposure-result-of-a-high-dose-pilot-study
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Melanie L Foster, Thomas B Bartnikas, Hailey C Maresca-Fichter, Courtney Mercadante, Miriam Dash, Chelsea Miller, David C Dorman
It has been suggested that childhood exposure to neurotoxicants may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) or other neurodegenerative disease in adults. Some recessive forms of PD have been linked to loss-of-function mutations in the Park2 gene that encodes for parkin. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate whether responses to neonatal manganese (Mn) exposure differ in mice with a Park2 gene defect (parkin mice) when compared with a wildtype strain (C57BL/6J). Neonatal parkin and C57BL/6J littermates were randomly assigned to 0, 11, or 25mg Mn/kg-day dose groups with oral exposures occurring from postnatal day (PND) 1 through PND 28...
October 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020377/the-effect-of-a-hepatitis-pay-for-performance-program-on-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-antiviral-therapy
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Tsung-Tai Chen, Ya-Seng Arthur Hsueh, Chun-Hsiung Ko, Ling-Na Shih, Sien-Sing Yang
Background: To examine the effect of a participatory pay-for-performance (P4P) program in Taiwan on health outcomes for patients with severe hepatitis B or C. Methods: This study adopted 4-year panel data from the databases of the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) in Taiwan. Using the caliper matching method to match patients in the P4P (experimental) group with those in the potential comparison group on a one-to-one basis for the year 2010, we tracked patients up to the year 2013 and employed Cox proportional-hazards regression models to evaluate the effect on patient outcomes...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020023/the-continuous-reaction-time-test-for-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-validated-by-a-randomized-controlled-multi-modal-intervention-a-pilot-study
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M M Lauridsen, S Mikkelsen, T Svensson, J Holm, C Klüver, J Gram, H Vilstrup, O B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell
BACKGROUND: Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is clinically undetectable and the diagnosis requires psychometric tests. However, a lack of clarity exists as to whether the tests are in fact able to detect changes in cognition. AIM: To examine if the continuous reaction time test (CRT) can detect changes in cognition with anti-HE intervention in patients with cirrhosis and without clinically manifest hepatic encephalopathy (HE). METHODS: Firstly, we conducted a reproducibility analysis and secondly measured change in CRT induced by anti-HE treatment in a randomized controlled pilot study: We stratified 44 patients with liver cirrhosis and without clinically manifest HE according to a normal (n = 22) or abnormal (n = 22) CRT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019744/pediatric-liver-transplant-techniques-and-complications
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Natally Horvat, Antonio Sergio Zafred Marcelino, Joao Vicente Horvat, Tássia Regina Yamanari, Jose de Arimateia Batista Araújo-Filho, Pedro Panizza, Joao Seda-Neto, Eduardo Antunes da Fonseca, Francisco Cesar Carnevale, Luciana Mendes de Oliveira Cerri, Paulo Chapchap, Giovanni Guido Cerri
Liver transplant is considered to be the last-resort treatment approach for pediatric patients with end-stage liver disease. Despite the remarkable advance in survival rates, liver transplant remains an intricate surgery with significant morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis of complications is crucial for patient survival but is challenging given the lack of specificity in clinical presentation. Knowledge of the liver and vascular anatomy of the donor and the recipient or recipients before surgery is also important to avoid complications...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019615/haemodynamic-profiles-of-children-with-end-stage-heart-failure
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Sharon Chen, John C Dykes, Doff B McElhinney, Robert J Gajarski, Andrew Y Shin, Seth A Hollander, Melanie E Everitt, Jack F Price, Ravi R Thiagarajan, Steven J Kindel, Joseph W Rossano, Beth D Kaufman, Lindsay J May, Elizabeth Pruitt, David N Rosenthal, Christopher S Almond
Aims: To evaluate associations between haemodynamic profiles and symptoms, end-organ function and outcome in children listed for heart transplantation. Methods and results: Children <18 years listed for heart transplant between 1993 and 2013 with cardiac catheterization data [pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), right atrial pressure (RAP), and cardiac index (CI)] in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database were included. Outcomes were New York Heart Association (NYHA)/Ross classification, renal and hepatic dysfunction, and death or clinical deterioration while on waitlist...
October 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018243/6e11-a-highly-selective-inhibitor-of-receptor-interacting-protein-kinase-1-protects-cells-against-cold-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury
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C Delehouzé, S Leverrier-Penna, F Le Cann, A Comte, M Jacquard-Fevai, O Delalande, N Desban, B Baratte, I Gallais, F Faurez, M C Bonnet, M Hauteville, P G Goekjian, R Thuillier, F Favreau, P Vandenabeele, T Hauet, M T Dimanche-Boitrel, S Bach
Necroptosis is a programmed cell death pathway that has been shown to be of central pathophysiological relevance in multiple disorders (hepatitis, brain and cardiac ischemia, pancreatitis, viral infection and inflammatory diseases). Necroptosis is driven by two serine threonine kinases, RIPK1 (Receptor Interacting Protein Kinase 1) and RIPK3, and a pseudo-kinase MLKL (Mixed Lineage Kinase domain-Like) associated in a multi-protein complex called necrosome. In order to find new inhibitors for use in human therapy, a chemical library containing highly diverse chemical structures was screened using a cell-based assay...
October 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018183/a-case-of-left-renal-vein-ligation-in-a-patient-with-solitary-left-kidney-undergoing-liver-transplantation-to-control-splenorenal-shunt-and-improve-portal-venous-flow
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Rodrigo B Martino, Eserval Rocha Júnior, Valdano Manuel, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Luis Augusto C D'Albuquerque, Wellington Andraus
BACKGROUND Adequate portal venous flow is required for successful liver transplantation. Reduced venous flow and blood flow 'steal' by collateral vessels are a concern, and when there is a prominent splenorenal shunt present, ligation of the left renal vein has been recommended to improve portal venous blood flow. CASE REPORT A 51-year-old man who had undergone right nephrectomy in childhood required liver transplantation for liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma due to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017672/surgical-outcome-of-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-pancreatic-and-periampullary-neoplasms
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Muhammad Fahd Shah, Muhammad Taqi Pirzada, Irfan Ul Islam Nasir, Awais Amjad Malik, Umer Farooq, Abdul Wahid Anwer, Shahid Khattak, Muhammad Aasim Yusuf, Amir Ali Syed, Faisal Hanif
OBJECTIVE: To report the results in the surgical treatment of pancreatic and periampullary neoplasms with emphasis on surgical technique, short-term postoperative outcome and the lessons learnt. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: This study was carried out at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lahore, from October 2014 to May 2016. METHODOLOGY: Patients undergoing surgical treatment of pancreatic and periampullary neoplasms were selected...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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