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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650215/tolerability-of-topical-tocilizumab-eyedrops-in-dogs-a-pilot-study
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Vatinee Y Bunya, Simone Iwabe, Ilaria Macchi, Mina Massaro-Giordano, Maxwell Pistilli, Gustavo D Aguirre
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the tolerability of topical tocilizumab eyedrops in normal dogs and to assess whether this preparation alters tear film cytokine levels or conjunctival cytokine mRNA expression. METHODS: Two percent tocilizumab eyedrops were administered to the right eyes and artificial tears to the left eyes of 10 dogs with no anterior segment pathology 3 times daily for 4 weeks. Portable slit-lamp examinations and Schirmer tear testing were performed at baseline and day 1 week 4, as well as 2 weeks after treatment (week 6)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649974/utility-of-sup-13-sup-c-methacetin-breath-test-in-predicting-long-term-survival-of-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Segundo Moran, Aline Mina, Ximena Duque, Nayeli Ortiz-Olvera, Gustavo Rodríguez-Leal, Jose Sierra-Ramirez, Roberto Medina, Robertino Mera, Misael Uribe
The 13C-methacetin breath test (13C-MeBT) is a noninvasive tool that allows evaluation of the functional activity of the liver and the prediction of liver cirrhosis. Nevertheless, there is no information on its potential utility to predict long-term survival in patients with liver disease. Methods: Patients with cirrhosis were selected. All patients underwent a complete clinical assessment, standard biochemical tests, and 13C-MeBT at the beginning of the study. Death was recorded during the three years of follow-up...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649061/effect-of-seaweeds-occurring-at-karachi-coast-on-mosquito-larvae-and-liver-function-in-rats
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Khan Hira, Rajput M Tariq, Viqar Sultana, Jehan Ara, Syed Ehteshamul Haque
Seaweeds have been consumed as human food from thousands of years. In this study ethanol extract of 16 different seaweeds were tested for mosquito larvicidal activity against 4th instar larvae of Aedes aegyptii. The ethanol extracts of Padina pavonia and Sargassum ilicifolium caused 50% mortality at 1200ppm concentration. However other seaweeds Halimeda tuna, Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta), Dictyota dichotoma var intricata, Jolyna laminariodes, Sargassum binderi (Phaeophyta), Melanothamnus afaqhusainii and Solieria robusta (Rhodophyta) showed LC50 at ≈1500 ppm concentration...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648087/cost-effectiveness-of-a-hepatitis-b-virus-screening-strategy-to-prevent-reactivation-in-patients-with-hematologic-neoplasms
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Javier Crespo, Rafael Esteban, Covadonga Torres, Itziar Oyagüez, Miguel Ángel Casado, María Buti
INTRODUCTION: The effectiveness of a screening strategy for the detection of a hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection followed by prophylaxis in order to prevent HBV reactivation was assessed in patients with hematologic neoplasms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A decision tree was developed to compare the cost and effectiveness (prevented reactivations) over an 18 month period of a screening strategy prior to chemotherapy with R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) with a non-screening approach...
June 26, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648013/-retrospective-analysis-of-anesthetic-and-perioperative-management-in-patients-of-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy
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Y Y Qu, H Zeng, X Y Guo, M Li
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), and to discuss perioperative and anesthetic management. Methods: A retrospective review was conducted on the records of pregnant patients with a diagnosis of acute fatty liver of pregnancy in Peking University Third Hospital from January 2007 to December 2015. 12 cases were identified. The clinical features, preoperative laboratory findings, types of delivery, anesthetic techniques for cesarean section, and the outcomes of parturients and fetus were collected and analyzed...
June 27, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647707/hepatitis-e-virus-and-neurological-disorders
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Brendan N Mclean, James Gulliver, Harry R Dalton
Hepatitis E is the most common cause of hepatitis worldwide. While originally considered a disease of developing countries, it is increasingly recognised in developed countries, probably related to contaminated pork meat, and where infection is often asymptomatic. However, several non-liver manifestations have become apparent, the most important of which are neurological, including Guillain-Barré syndrome (acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP)), neuralgic amyotrophy and meningoencephalitis...
June 24, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647665/comparative-metabolism-of-ddao-benzoate-in-liver-microsomes-from-various-species
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Hong-Ying Ma, Jia-Da Yang, Jie Hou, Li-Wei Zou, Qiang Jin, Da-Cheng Hao, Jing Ning, Guang-Bo Ge, Ling Yang
DDAB (6,8-dichloro-9,9-dimethyl-7-oxo-7,9-dihydroacridin-2-yl benzoate) is a newly developed near-infrared fluorescent probe for human carboxylesterase 2 (hCE2), exhibiting high specificity and good reactivity for real-time monitoring the enzymatic activities of hCE2 in complex biological systems. In order to explore the applicability of DDAB in commonly used animal species, the interspecies difference in DDAB hydrolysis was carefully investigated by using liver microsomes from human and five experimental animals including mouse, rat, dog, minipig and monkey...
June 21, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647567/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-regulates-sorafenib-resistance-via-modulation-of-er-stress-induced-differentiation
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Mark Kin Fai Ma, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Doris Hoi Wing Leung, Jessica Lo, Nicole Pui Yu Ho, Lily Kwan Wai Cheng, Stephanie Ma, Chi Ho Lin, John A Copland, Jin Ding, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
We investigated the functional role and clinical significance of Stearoyl CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in regulation of liver tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) and sorafenib resistance, aiming to develop a novel therapeutic strategy against hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) METHODS We evaluated the clinic-pathological relevance of SCD1 and its correlation with sorafenib resistance in large cohorts of HCC clinical samples by qPCR and immunohistochemical analyses. Lentiviral-based overexpression and knockdown approaches were performed to characterize functional roles of SCD1 in regulation of liver T-ICs and sorafenib resistance...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646724/zinc-and-calcium-alter-the-relationship-between-mitochondrial-respiration-ros-and-membrane-potential-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-liver-mitochondria
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Mahmoud S Sharaf, Don Stevens, Collins Kamunde
At excess levels, zinc (Zn) disrupts mitochondrial functional integrity and induces oxidative stress in aquatic organisms. Although much is known about the modulation of Zn toxicity by calcium (Ca) in fish, their interactions at the mitochondrial level have scarcely been investigated. Here we assessed the individual and combined effects of Zn and Ca on the relationship between mitochondrial respiration, ROS and membrane potential (ΔΨmt) in rainbow trout liver mitochondria. We tested if cation uptake through the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) is a prerequisite for Zn- and/or Ca-induced alteration of mitochondrial function...
June 12, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646120/mir-223-represents-a-biomarker-in-acute-and-chronic-liver-injury
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Florian Schueller, Sanchari Roy, Sven Heiko Loosen, Jan Alder, Christiane Koppe, Anne Theres Schneider, Franziska Wandrer, Heike Bantel, Mihael Vucur, Qing-Sheng Mi, Christian Trautwein, Tom Luedde, Christoph Roderburg
Background: Dysregulation of miRNAs has been described in tissue and serum from patients with acute and chronic liver diseases. However, only little information on the role of miR-223 in the pathophysiology of acute liver failure (ALF) and liver cirrhosis is available.  Methods: We analysed cell and tissue specific expression levels as well as serum concentrations of miR-223 in mouse models of acute (hepatic ischemia and reperfusion, single CCl4 injection) and chronic (repetitive CCl4 injection, bile duct ligation) liver diseases...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645739/mir-1224-inhibits-cell-proliferation-in-acute-liver-failure-by-targeting-the-antiapoptotic-gene-nfib
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Sanchari Roy, Heike Bantel, Franziska Wandrer, Anne Theres Schneider, Jeremie Gautheron, Mihael Vucur, Frank Tacke, Christian Trautwein, Tom Luedde, Christoph Roderburg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patient outcome in acute liver failure (ALF) is crucially determined by the appropriate balance between cell death and compensatory cell proliferation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) - small non-coding RNAs that function as guide molecules in RNA silencing - have evolved as crucial mediators of nearly all developmental and pathological processes including physiology and disease of the liver. We investigated the role of miR-1224 during ALF. METHODS: We measured miR-1224 in livers of mice in various acute liver disease murine models and in ALF patients using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645561/boris-up-regulates-oct4-via-histone-methylation-to-promote-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-in-human-liver-cancer-cells
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Qiuying Liu, Kefei Chen, Zhongjian Liu, Yuan Huang, Rongce Zhao, Ling Wei, Xiaoqin Yu, Jingyang He, Jun Liu, Jianguo Qi, Yang Qin, Bo Li
Accumulating evidence has revealed the importance of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in chemoresistance and recurrence. BORIS, a testes-specific CTCF paralog, has been shown to be associated with stemness traits of embryonic cancer cells and epithelial CSCs. We previously reported that BORIS is correlated with the expression of the CSC marker CD90 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These results encourage us to wonder whether BORIS exerts functions on CSC-like traits of human liver cancer cells. Here, we report that BORIS was enriched in HCC tissues...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644355/outpatient-liver-biopsy-in-children-safety-feasibility-and-economic-impact
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Rishi Bolia, Judy Matta, Rohan Malik, Winita Hardikar
Liver biopsy is a valuable tool. Even though outpatient liver biopsies are routinely performed in adults, there are no clear recommendations on its safety and feasibility in children. We reviewed the records of children who underwent a percutaneous liver biopsy at our institution between January 2005 and June 2015. A total of 626 biopsies were performed on 497 patients (250 boys, median age 6 [0.2-19.3] years). Abnormal liver function tests for investigation 288 (46%) was the most common indication. Thirty (4...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644049/the-standard-treatment-protocol-for-paracetamol-poisoning-may-be-inadequate-following-overdose-with-modified-release-formulation-a-pharmacokinetic-and-clinical-analysis-of-53-cases
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Heléne Salmonson, Gunilla Sjöberg, Jacob Brogren
OBJECTIVE: The use of the standard procedure for managing overdoses with immediate release (IR) paracetamol is questionable when applied to overdoses with modified release (MR) formulations. This study describes the pharmacokinetics of paracetamol and the clinical outcomes following overdoses with a MR formulation. METHODS: Medical records including laboratory analyses concerning overdoses of MR paracetamol from 2009 to 2015 were collected retrospectively. Inclusion criteria were ingestion of a toxic dose, known time of intake and documented measurements of serum paracetamol and liver function tests...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642969/diverse-metabolic-effects-of-o-glcnacylation-in-the-pancreas-but-limited-effects-in-insulin-sensitive-organs-in-mice
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Shogo Ida, Katsutaro Morino, Osamu Sekine, Natsuko Ohashi, Shinji Kume, Tokuhiro Chano, Kanako Iwasaki, Norio Harada, Nobuya Inagaki, Satoshi Ugi, Hiroshi Maegawa
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: O-GlcNAcylation is characterised by the addition of N-acetylglucosamine to various proteins by O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and serves in sensing intracellular nutrients by modulating various cellular processes. Although it has been speculated that O-GlcNAcylation is associated with glucose metabolism, its exact role in whole body glucose metabolism has not been fully elucidated. Here, we investigated whether loss of O-GlcNAcylation globally and in specific organs affected glucose metabolism in mammals under physiological conditions...
June 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642818/nivolumab-as-salvage-treatment-in-a-patient-with-hiv-related-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-liver-failure-with-encephalopathy
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Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Francis Mogollon-Duffo, Ankita Patel, Nathan Visweshwar, Damian A Laber, Richard Kim, Michael V Jagal
BACKGROUND: We report the first case to our knowledge of a patient with relapsed/refractory classical hodgkin lymphoma and liver failure with encephalopathy along with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome infection, successfully treated with nivolumab without major side effects and encouraging prolonged disease control. CASE PRESENTATION: In December 2015, at the time of the patient's progression from his Hodgkin lymphoma after fourth line treatment, he developed persistent fevers, abdominal distension, jaundice and worsening of his liver function tests...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641648/-change-of-thrombelastography-in-children-s-dic-and-analysis-of-its-sensitivity-and-specificity-for-diagnosis-of-dic
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Wen-Hao Yuan, Han-Chu Liu, Ling-Kong Zeng, Xiao-Yan Liu, Ling-Xia Zhao, Lu-Xia Mo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of thrombelastography index changes on its sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in children. METHODS: A total of 149 children with DIC in our hospital from June 2013 to June 2016 were selected in DIC group, while 106 cases of non-DIC, including healthy children and children with diseases easily confused with DIC, were selected as non-DIC(control) group. The thrombelastography, D-dimer, coagulation functions including prothrombintime (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (FIB) and fibin degradation product (FDP), congental coagulation disorders and platelet count were detected in DIC and non-DIC groups; the statistics of data was performed and the sensitivity and specificity of thromelastraphy indexes such as R time, α angle MA value and A value were evaluated; the relationship of DIC with indexes was analyzed...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641617/-biological-characteristics-and-therapeutic-efficacy-of-103-patients-with-acute-erythroleukemia
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Yue Yin, Wen-Qi Zhan, Hui-Fang Huang, Chen-Qing Zhang, Dang-Hui Fu, Shu-Juan Xu, Jian-Da Hu, Xin-Ji Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the biological characteristics and therapeutic efficacyt of acute erythroleukemia (AEL,AML-M6). METHODS: Blood cell count, liver function, lactate dehydrogenase level, coagulation, morphology, immunology, cell genetics and molecular biology were retrospectively analyzed in 103 cases of acute erythroleukemia patients admitted in our department from May 2016 to June 2009. The therapeutic efficacy was observed by means of remission rate, relapse rate, relapse-free survival and overall survival...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640108/correlation-of-hla-dp-dq-polymorphisms-with-transplant-etiologies-and-prognosis-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Yi Li, Qian Huang, Jiang-Tao Tang, Tian-Tian Wei, Lin Yan, Zhi-Qiang Yang, Yang-Juan Bai, Lan-Lan Wang, Yun-Ying Shi
Previous study has identified that the genetic variants in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DP/DQ region were strongly associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. But their roles in liver function recovery after hepatic transplantation were still obscure. This study aimed to investigate whether HLA-DP/DQ polymorphisms were associated with post-transplant etiologies and prognosis in Chinese liver transplant recipients.A total of 144 liver transplant recipients were enrolled, which were divided into 2 groups according to the transplant etiology: HBV-related disease and non-HBV-related disease...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640024/molecular-adsorbent-recirculating-system-can-reduce-short-term-mortality-among-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-a-retrospective-analysis
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Hans U Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Gerold Thölking, Hermann Pavenstädt, Marcus Brand, Anna Hüsing-Kabar, Christian Wilms, Miriam Maschmeier, Iyad Kabar, Josep Torner, Marco Pavesi, Vicente Arroyo, Rafael Banares, Hartmut H J Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: Acute-on-chronic liver failure is associated with numerous consecutive organ failures and a high short-term mortality rate. Molecular adsorbent recirculating system therapy has demonstrated beneficial effects on the distinct symptoms, but the associated mortality data remain controversial. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of acute-on-chronic liver failure patients receiving either standard medical treatment or standard medical treatment and molecular adsorbent recirculating system...
June 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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