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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937306/biocompatibility-assessment-of-functionalized-magnetic-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-in-human-heparg-cells
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Cédric Pisani, Estelle Rascol, Christophe Dorandeu, Clarence Charnay, Yannick Guari, Joël Chopineau, Jean-Marie Devoisselle, Odette Prat
Magnetic mesoporous silica nanoparticles (M-MSNs) are a promising class of nanoparticles for drug delivery. However, a deep understanding of the toxicological mechanisms of action of these nanocarriers is essential, especially in the liver. The potential toxicity on HepaRG cells of pristine, pegylated (PEG), and lipid (DMPC) M-MSNs were compared. Based on MTT assay and real-time cell impedance, none of these NPs presented an extensive toxicity on hepatic cells. However, we observed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) that the DMPC and pristine M-MSNs were greatly internalized...
September 22, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935499/hepatotoxicity-of-fusariotoxins-alone-and-in-combination-towards-the-heparg-human-hepatocyte-cell-line
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Marie-Caroline Smith, Nolwenn Hymery, Samuel Troadec, Audrey Pawtowski, Emmanuel Coton, Stéphanie Madec
While the reality of mycotoxin co-occurrence in food commodities is now established, their effects in mixtures are not well studied. The present study investigated the individual and combined effects of deoxynivalenol (DON), nivalenol (NIV), T-2 toxin (T2), fumonisin B1 (FB1), zearalenone (ZEA) and moniliformin (MON) fusariotoxins on cell viability and cell death mechanisms in proliferating HepaRG cells, a human derived liver cell line. In addition, DON-ZEA being one of the most widespread mycotoxin mixtures in grains worldwide, its effect on the expression levels of genes encoding for sets of hepatocyte-specific functions was studied...
September 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932926/donor-indocyanine-green-clearance-test-predicts-graft-quality-and-early-graft-prognosis-after-liver-transplantation
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Yunhua Tang, Ming Han, Maogen Chen, Xiaoping Wang, Fei Ji, Qiang Zhao, Zhiheng Zhang, Weiqiang Ju, Dongping Wang, Zhiyong Guo, Xiaoshun He
BACKGROUND: Transplantation centers have given much attention to donor availability. However, no reliable quantitative methods have been employed to accurately assess graft quality before transplantation. Here, we report that the indocyanine green (ICG) clearance test is a valuable index for liver grafts. METHODS: We performed the ICG clearance test on 90 brain-dead donors within 6 h before organ procurement between March 2015 and November 2016. We also analyzed the relationship between graft liver function and early graft survival after liver transplantation (LT)...
September 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932906/safety-study-and-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-the-oral-tablet-formulation-of-posaconazole-in-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
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C Boglione-Kerrien, S Picard, C Tron, S Nimubona, J-P Gangneux, S Lalanne, F Lemaitre, E Bellissant, M-C Verdier, A Petitcollin
PURPOSE: Posaconazole is a triazole antifungal widely used for prophylaxis of invasive fungal disease (IFI). Posaconazole tablets allow reaching higher plasma levels than the oral suspension, but safety data with this formulation in real life are scarce. This study aimed at evaluating the safety profile, the pharmacokinetic variability, and the concentration-toxicity relationship of posaconazole tablets in patients with haematological malignancies. METHODS: Sixty neutropenic patients treated with posaconazole tablets for prophylaxis of IFI were prospectively included in the study...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931509/development-and-validation-of-qmortality-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-short-term-risk-of-death-and-assess-frailty-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate a risk prediction equation to estimate the short term risk of death, and to develop a classification method for frailty based on risk of death and risk of unplanned hospital admission.Design Prospective open cohort study.Participants Routinely collected data from 1436 general practices contributing data to QResearch in England between 2012 and 2016. 1079 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 357 practices to validate the scores. 1.47 million patients aged 65-100 years were in the derivation cohort and 0...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931062/factors-associated-with-hepatitis-c-prevalence-differ-by-the-stage-of-liver-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-the-general-population-in-poland-2012-2016
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Magdalena Rosińska, Natalia Parda, Agnieszka Kołakowska, Paulina Godzik, Karolina Zakrzewska, Kazimierz Madaliński, Andrzej Zieliński, Anna Boguradzka, Rafał Gierczyński, Małgorzata Stępień
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is a considerable burden of hepatitis C in Europe related to the lack of prompt diagnosis. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and related risk factors of HCV infections by the stages of liver fibrosis, using non-invasive methods, to understand testing needs in Poland. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2012-2016 adopting a stratified random sampling of primary health care units followed by systematic sampling of patients within each unit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929906/the-important-role-of-primary-care-providers-in-the-detection-of-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Jorge E Lascano, Michael A Campos
OBJECTIVE: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an underrecognized genetic disorder that can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and liver cirrhosis, two clinical conditions commonly seen by primary care physicians. AATD is estimated to affect 1/4000-1/5000 people in the United States and 1-2% of all COPD cases. METHODS: PubMed was searched for relevant articles using AAT/AATD-related terms. RESULTS: Unfortunately, <10% of symptomatic individuals have been properly diagnosed primarily due to the underdiagnosis of COPD and the lack of awareness of AATD as a possible underlying cause...
September 20, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927974/infiltration-of-polarized-macrophages-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-in-infants-with-biliary-atresia
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Yifan Yang, Rui Dong, Chao Zheng, Shan Zheng, Gong Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Macrophages exert critical functions in liver homeostasis and have been proposed as potential targets in combatting fibrosis. We aimed to evaluate polarized functional status of liver infiltrated macrophages in infants with biliary atresia (BA). METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining for CD68, CD163, and IRF5 was performed in 40 BA infants. Liver biopsies were scored for fibrosis and tested for association with clinical biochemical characteristics...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925474/mitochondrial-protein-ucp1-mediates-liver-injury-induced-by-lps-through-ekr-signaling-pathway
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P Liu, J Yang, Z-Y Chen, P Zhang, G-J Shi
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondria are abundant in liver. The roles of mitochondrial protein in liver injury and related signaling pathways are still unclear. UCP1 is a novel mitochondrial transmembrane protein. Its expression pattern and function in liver still needs further investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mouse model of liver injury was established by the treatment of LPS. UCP1 expression in the liver tissue was detected by Western blot and qRT-PCR. ERK signaling activity was tested by enzymatic activity kit...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923959/ncor1-independent-mechanism-plays-a-role-in-the-action-of-the-unliganded-thyroid-hormone-receptor
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Arturo Mendoza, Inna Astapova, Hiroaki Shimizu, Molly R Gallop, Lujain Al-Sowaimel, S M Dileas MacGowan, Tim Bergmann, Anders H Berg, Danielle E Tenen, Christopher Jacobs, Anna Lyubetskaya, Linus Tsai, Anthony N Hollenberg
Nuclear receptor corepressor 1 (NCoR1) is considered to be the major corepressor that mediates ligand-independent actions of the thyroid hormone receptor (TR) during development and in hypothyroidism. We tested this by expressing a hypomorphic NCoR1 allele (NCoR1ΔID), which cannot interact with the TR, in Pax8-KO mice, which make no thyroid hormone. Surprisingly, abrogation of NCoR1 function did not reverse the ligand-independent action of the TR on many gene targets and did not fully rescue the high mortality rate due to congenital hypothyroidism in these mice...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923634/variation-of-cd4-cd25-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-and-th17-cells-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-human-liver-allograft-patients-with-long-term-survival
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G Shi, Q Zeng, Z Zhao, W Li, J Dou
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of peripheral blood (PB) lymphocyte subpopulation counts may be useful to underlie immune status after liver transplantation (LT). We aimed at exploring the variation of regulatory cells and Th17 in the PB of liver allograft patients with long-term survival. METHODS: Forty-two patients who took FK506 drugs were divided into 3 groups: patients who survived for 6 months to 3 years were in the Tac1 group (n = 15), those who survived for 3-10 years were in the Tac2 group (n = 15), and those who survived for >10 years were in the Tac3 group (n = 12)...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922436/genetic-risk-factors-for-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-might-affect-the-susceptibility-to-and-modulate-the-progression-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Aleksander Kuś, Magdalena Arłukowicz-Grabowska, Konrad Szymański, Ewa Wunsch, Małgorzata Milkiewicz, Rafał Płoski, Zakera Shums, Gary L Norman, Piotr Milkiewicz, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Marcin Krawczyk
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) frequently suffer from extrahepatic autoimmune conditions, of which autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) is one of the most common. Previous studies identified several genetic variants increasing the odds of developing AITD. Here we investigate whether AITD-associated polymorphisms might also play a role in the development and clinical course of PBC and PBC associated with AITD (PBC-AITD). METHODS: To this end, we prospectively recruited 230 patients with PBC and 421 healthy controls...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922205/impact-of-advanced-age-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-resection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-report-of-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
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Masaki Kaibori, Kengo Yoshii, Isao Yokota, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Fumio Nagashima, Shoji Kubo, Masanori Kon, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Masatoshi Kudo, Takashi Kumada, Michiie Sakamoto, Osamu Nakashima, Yutaka Matsuyama, Tadatoshi Takayama, Norihiro Kokudo
OBJECTIVE: The impact of age on survival after hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been thoroughly examined. We reviewed the data of a nationwide follow-up survey to determine the outcomes of hepatectomy for HCC in elderly patients. BACKGROUND: Management of malignant diseases in elderly patients has become a global clinical issue because of the increased life expectancy worldwide. Advancements in surgical techniques and perioperative management have reduced age-related contraindications for liver surgery...
September 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919979/reversal-of-fibrosis-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatosis-after-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Brian M Parker, Jiang Wu, Jing You, David S Barnes, Lisa Yerian, John P Kirwan, Philip R Schauer, Daniel I Sessler
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves the pathophysiology that contributes to obesity-related nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Whether obesity-related fibrosis improves is unclear. We hypothesized that RYGB reverses NASH and fibrosis, and indocyanine green (ICG) clearance provides a sensitive measure for detecting asymptomatic fatty liver disease. METHODS: One hundred six obese adults scheduled for RYGB had preoperative liver function assessed using standard tests and ICG clearance and core liver biopsies obtained during RYGB...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918286/identifying-combinatorial-biomarkers-by-association-rule-mining-in-the-camd-alzheimer-s-database
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Balázs Szalkai, Vince K Grolmusz, Vince I Grolmusz
The concept of combinatorial biomarkers was conceived when it was noticed that simple biomarkers are often inadequate for recognizing and characterizing complex diseases. Here we present an algorithmic search method for complex biomarkers which may predict or indicate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other kinds of dementia. We show that our method is universal since it can describe any Boolean function for biomarker discovery. We applied data mining techniques that are capable to uncover implication-like logical schemes with detailed quality scoring...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917550/antidiabetic-potential-of-methanolic-and-flavonoid-rich-leaf-extracts-of-synsepalum-dulcificum-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Olabisi T Obafemi, Clement A Akinmoladun, Tolulope M Olaleye, Stephen O Agboade, Amos A Onasanya
BACKGROUND: Synsepalum dulcificum is a plant indigenous to West Africa. The fruit is used to modify taste of foods to sweetness. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the antidiabetic potentials of both methanolic and flavonoid-rich leaf extracts of S. dulcificum (MSD and FSD respectively) in type 2 diabetic Wistar albino rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty three rats were randomly distributed into nine groups of seven animals each with group 1 serving as the normal control...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915134/vitamin-d-in-obesity
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Jennifer S Walsh, Simon Bowles, Amy L Evans
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vitamin D is essential for bone health, and may also have important functions in immunity and other systems. Vitamin D deficiency is common, and testing and supplementation is increasing. Serum vitamin D is lower in obese people; it is important to understand the mechanism of this effect and whether it indicates clinically significant deficiency. RECENT FINDINGS: Vitamin D is fat soluble, and distributed into fat, muscle, liver, and serum. All of these compartments are increased in volume in obesity, so the lower vitamin D likely reflects a volumetric dilution effect and whole body stores of vitamin D may be adequate...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914762/the-1-week-and-8-month-effects-of-a-ketogenic-diet-or-ketone-salt-supplementation-on-multi-organ-markers-of-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-function-in-rats
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Wesley C Kephart, Petey W Mumford, Xuansong Mao, Matthew A Romero, Hayden W Hyatt, Yufeng Zhang, Christopher B Mobley, John C Quindry, Kaelin C Young, Darren T Beck, Jeffrey S Martin, Danielle J McCullough, Dominic P D'Agostino, Ryan P Lowery, Jacob M Wilson, Andreas N Kavazis, Michael D Roberts
We determined the short- and long-term effects of a ketogenic diet (KD) or ketone salt (KS) supplementation on multi-organ oxidative stress and mitochondrial markers. For short-term feedings, 4 month-old male rats were provided isocaloric amounts of KD (n = 10), standard chow (SC) (n = 10) or SC + KS (~1.2 g/day, n = 10). For long-term feedings, 4 month-old male rats were provided KD (n = 8), SC (n = 7) or SC + KS (n = 7) for 8 months and rotarod tested every 2 months. Blood, brain (whole cortex), liver and gastrocnemius muscle were harvested from all rats for biochemical analyses...
September 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913155/hepatic-metabolism-of-11-c-methionine-and-secretion-of-11-c-protein-measured-by-pet-in-pigs
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Jacob Horsager, Susanne Bach Lausten, Dirk Bender, Ole Lajord Munk, Susanne Keiding
Hepatic amino acid metabolism and protein secretion are essential liver functions that may be altered during metabolic stress, e.g. after surgery. We wished to develop a dynamic liver PET method using the radiolabeled amino acid (11)C-methionine to examine this question. Eleven 40-kg pigs were allocated to either laparotomy or pneumoperitoneum. 24 hours after surgery a 70-min dynamic PET scanning of the liver with arterial blood sampling was performed immediately after intravenous injection of (11)C-methionine...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912916/acute-liver-failure-in-a-patient-travelling-from-asia-the-other-face-of-the-coin-of-infectious-disease
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Balen Abdulrahman, Mohamed H Ahmed, John Ramage
We present a case of a 63-year-old male who had travelled from South India to United Kingdom (UK) visiting relatives. He had developed episodes of diarrhea, vomiting and fevers while travelling and on assessment in hospital, mild abdominal distension was noted with rapid deterioration to hypovolemic shock. Initial blood test showed a low platelet count with deranged liver function tests (LFTs). It was noted that during admission to intensive care unit (ICU), blood continued to ooze from a previous surgical laparoscopy wound, central and arterial line access sites...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
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