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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432836/autoimmune-hepatitis-from-current-knowledge-and-clinical-practice-to-future-research-agenda
#1
REVIEW
Marcial Sebode, Johannes Hartl, Diego Vergani, Ansgar W Lohse
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic inflammatory liver disease. Unknown triggers lead to a mainly T cell-mediated immune response targeting the liver, the main auto-antigen of which has not been identified yet. The diagnosis of AIH is based on the elevation of immunoglobulin G / hypergammaglobulinemia, detection of characteristic autoantibodies as well as a typical pattern on liver histology. Exclusion of other causes of hepatitis and response to immunosuppressive treatment support the diagnosis of AIH...
April 22, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428284/acute-presentation-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-multicentre-study-with-detailed-histological-evaluation-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients
#2
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/28424174/the-clinical-value-of-regular-thyroid-function-tests-during-amiodarone-treatment
#3
Stan Benjamens, Robin P F Dullaart, Wim J Sluiter, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C van Gelder, Thera P Links
OBJECTIVE: Amiodarone is used for the maintenance of sinus rhythm in patients with arrhythmias, but thyroid dysfunction (amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis(AIT) or -hypothyroidism(AIH)) is a common adverse effect. Since the onset of AIT and AIH may be unpredictable, the value of long-term regular monitoring of amiodarone treated patients for thyroid dysfunction is still uncertain. DESIGN: We retrospectively documented the frequency at which overt thyroid dysfunction was preceded by subclinical thyroid dysfunction...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415898/-31-phosphorus-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-the-liver-for-evaluating-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-autoimmune-hepatitis
#4
Lauri Puustinen, Antti Hakkarainen, Reetta Kivisaari, Sonja Boyd, Urpo Nieminen, Martti Färkkilä, Nina Lundbom, Perttu Arkkila
BACKGROUND: Liver biopsy is the gold standard in evaluating inflammation and fibrosis in autoimmune hepatitis. AIMS: In search of non-invasive follow-up tools in autoimmune hepatitis, we evaluated (31)phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((31)P MRS). METHODS: Twelve consecutive AIH patients (mean age 42.8 years, 10 women) underwent liver biopsy, routine laboratory liver function tests, which were compared to findings in (31)P MRS and transient elastography (TE)...
April 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400566/serum-metabolomics-analysis-reveals-a-distinct-metabolic-profile-of-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#5
Juan Hao, Tao Yang, Yang Zhou, Guo-Yuan Gao, Feng Xing, Yuan Peng, Yan-Yan Tao, Cheng-Hai Liu
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic autoimmune liver disease associated with profound metabolic changes. The purpose of this study was to identify a distinctive metabolic signature from the training set with 29 PBC patients, 30 hepatitis B virus (HBV)-caused cirrhosis (HBC) and 41 healthy controls, and to validate the applicability and stability of the distinctive model from the validation set with 21 PBC patients, 7 autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and 9 HBC. The sera were investigated using high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and the datasets were analyzed pairwise using pattern recognition methods...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398380/-amiodarone-induced-thyrotoxicosis
#6
Fausto Bogazzi, Luca Tomisti, Vitantonio Di Bello, Enio Martino
Amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction occurs in about 15-20% of patients under amiodarone therapy. Amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism (AIH) can develop in patients with an apparently normal thyroid gland or in those with an underlying chronic autoimmune thyroiditis. On a clinical ground, AIH is not challenging and can be easily treated with L-thyroxine therapy. Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) can occur in patients with (AIT 1) or without (AIT 2) an underlying thyroid disease. AIT 1 is a true iodine-induced hyperthyroidism occurring in patients with an underlying thyroid autonomy while AIT 2 is a drug-induced destructive thyroiditis...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390159/the-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-781-children-a-multicenter-international-collaboration
#7
Mark R Deneau, Wael El-Matary, Pamela L Valentino, Reham Abdou, Khaled Alqoaer, Mansi Amin, Achiya Z Amir, Marcus Auth, Fateh Bazerbachi, Annemarie Broderick, Albert Chan, Jillian Cotter, Sylvia Doan, Mounif El-Youssef, Federica Ferrari, Katryn N Furuya, Madeleine Gottrand, Frederic Gottrand, Nitika Gupta, Matjaz Homan, M K Jensen, Binita M Kamath, Kyung Mo Kim, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Anastasia Konidari, Bart Koot, Raffaele Iorio, Oren Ledder, Cara Mack, Mercedes Martinez, Tamir Miloh, Parvathi Mohan, Niamh O'Cathain, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Amanda Ricciuto, Lawrence Saubermann, Pushpa Sathya, Eyal Shteyer, Vratislav Smolka, Atushi Tanaka, Raghu Varier, Veena Venkat, Bernadette Vitola, Miriam B Vos, Marek Woynarowski, Jason Yap
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) in children. We aimed to describe the disease characteristics and long-term outcomes of pediatric PSC. METHODS: We retrospectively collected all pediatric PSC cases from 36 participating institutions and conducted a survival analysis from the date of PSC diagnosis to dates of diagnosis of portal hypertensive or biliary complications, cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplantation, or death...
April 8, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376623/the-clinical-extremes-of-autoimmune-cholangitis
#8
Sara Campos, Dário Gomes, Maria Augusta Cipriano, Carlos Sofia
Autoimmune cholangitis (AIC) was first described in 1987 as immunocholangitis in three women who presented with signs and symptoms of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), but who were antimitochondrial (AMA) negative and antinuclear antibodies (ANA) positive, and responded to immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine and prednisolone (1). AIC is a rare chronic cholestatic inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of high ANA or smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) but AMA seronegativity. Histologically, AIC exhibits bile duct injury (2)...
April 3, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374975/enrichment-of-genetic-variants-in-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-signalling-pathway-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-with-failure-of-standard-treatment
#9
Peter Lykke Eriksen, Martin Kreutzfeldt, Henning Grønbaek, Kasper Thorsen, Søren Vang, Niels Jessen, Hendrik Vilstrup
The standard treatment for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is predniso(lo)ne for remission induction, tapered and followed by azathioprine, which effectively controls the disease in the majority of patients. However, some patients prove to be unresponsive or non-tolerant and require alternative immunosuppressive regimens for disease control. We aimed to investigate whether these AIH patients who experience failure of standard treatment have a genomic basis for their problem in the form of pharmacogenetic variants...
April 4, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364820/autoimmune-hepatitis-in-the-liver-transplant-graft
#10
REVIEW
Eliza W Beal, Sylvester M Black, Anthony Michaels
Recurrent autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and de novo AIH are 2 important causes of late graft failure after liver transplantation (LT). Recurrent AIH occurs in patients who undergo LT for AIH. De novo AIH occurs in patients who are transplanted for etiologies other than AIH. Although typically treated with standard treatment for AIH, including corticosteroids and azathioprine, both recurrent and de novo AIH may progress to end-stage liver disease requiring retransplantation.
May 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348471/role-of-allopurinol-in-optimizing-thiopurine-therapy-in-patients-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-review
#11
REVIEW
Shivani Deswal, Anshu Srivastava
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic immune mediated liver disease characterized by elevated transaminases, hyper gammaglobulinemia, presence of autoantibodies and interface hepatitis in the absence of a known etiology of liver disease. Thiopurines (azathioprine [AZA]/6-mercaptopurine [6MP]) and steroids remain the first line of treatment of AIH in both children and adults. However, a small proportion of AIH patients are either non-responders or develop side effects with AZA. The metabolism of AZA is complex and mediated by multiple enzymes...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333046/effect-of-competing-ions-and-causticization-on-the-ammonia-adsorption-by-a-novel-poly-ligand-exchanger-ple-ammonia-adsorption-reagent
#12
Quanzhou Chen, Kanggen Zhou, Yuanjuan Hu, Fang Liu, Aihe Wang
In this paper, a poly ligand exchanger, Cu(II)-loaded chelating resin named ammonia adsorption reagent (AMAR), bearing the functional group of weak iminodiacetate acid, was prepared to efficiently remove ammonia from solutions. Batch adsorption equilibrium experiments were conducted under a range of conditions. The effects of pH on the removal of ammonia by AMAR were investigated at 25 °C. The copper loaded on the resin forms a complex with NH3 in solution under alkaline condition. The effect of alkaline dosage (AD) on the ammonia adsorption was investigated...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328618/clinical-implications-of-antimitochondrial-antibody-seropositivity-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-multicentre-study
#13
Paolo Muratori, Cumali Efe, Luigi Muratori, Ersan Ozaslan, Thomas Schiano, Eric M Yoshida, Alexandra Heurgué-Berlot, Claudine Lalanne, Marco Lenzi, Staffan Wahlin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Antimitochondrial antibody (AMA) positivity is the serological marker of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), but can also be sporadically detected in autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Little is known about the clinical significance of AMA in AIH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 47 AMA-positive AIH cases from several centres and compared them with 264 well-characterized Italian AIH patients. Cases with any features of PBC were excluded. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, AMA-positive AIH patients were older (46 vs...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299346/serum-cytokine-levels-and-their-relation-to-clinical-features-in-patients-with-autoimmune-liver-diseases
#14
Dilyara Akberova, Andrei P Kiassov, Diana Abdulganieva
Serum cytokine levels were explored in a combined group of patients with autoimmune liver diseases (AILDs) and separately in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and overlap syndrome. Overall, 60 patients with AILD, among them 32 patients with AIH and 28 patients with overlap syndrome, were included in the cross-sectional study. Serum cytokine levels were measured at baseline and compared to those of 21 healthy controls. Patients with AILD had significantly higher levels of IL-6 (0.70 (range 0.17-99.86) in patients with AILD compared to 0...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297794/-research-advances-in-autoimmune-liver-diseases-in-2016
#15
B Li, Q X Wang, X Ma
Autoimmune liver diseases are a group of abnormal autoimmune-mediated inflammatory hepatobiliary injuries, mainly including autoimmune hepatitis(AIH), primary biliary cholangitis(PBC), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune liver diseases, an important type of non-viral liver disease, have become a prominent issue in hepatology. In 2016, many new advances have been achieved in the clinical and basic research on autoimmune liver diseases, including the phase 3 clinical trial of obeticholic acid, the proposal of UK-PBC risk score, and the research on gut microbiota associated with PSC...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293081/autoantibody-profiles-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-identifies-similarities-in-patients-with-severe-disease
#16
Kawa Amin, Aram H Rasool, Ali Hattem, Taha Am Al-Karboly, Taher E Taher, Jonas Bystrom
AIM: To determine how the auto-antibodies (Abs) profiles overlap in chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and correlate to liver disease. METHODS: Levels of antinuclear Ab, smooth muscle antibody (SMA) and liver/kidney microsomal-1 (LKM-1) Ab and markers of liver damage were determined in the sera of 50 patients with CHC infection, 20 AIH patients and 20 healthy controls using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and other immune assays...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288505/the-use-of-immunosuppression-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-a-current-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Angela Cropley, Martin Weltman
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an organ specific autoimmune condition which can manifest at any age of life. The heterogeneous nature of this condition means that great variation can be seen in severity, progression of disease and response to treatment within this patient group. Since the 1980s prednisolone and azathioprine have been used for induction and remission of the disease and remain the mainstay of treatment. Other immunosuppressive agents have been employed in difficult to treat cases. While there is less published data regarding these agents compared with the conventional treatments of steroid and azathioprine, there is mounting evidence to support the use of mycophenolate mofetil as a second-line agent...
March 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273779/concurrent-autoimmune-hepatitis-in-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Gonçalo Cação, Ernestina Santos, Ana Martins Silva
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a rare and chronic inflammatory disorder associated with extrahepatic autoimmune diseases, including, infrequently, multiple sclerosis (MS). Short Reports: We report five cases of MS and AIH association. One patient developed AIH while under interferon beta-1b and the remaining while off disease-modifying therapy, although after methylprednisolone bolus in three. All presented a liver biopsy compatible with AIH. Hepatitis resolution was achieved with immunosuppressive treatment, but one patient died after a fulminant hepatitis requiring liver transplant...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272159/outcomes-in-pediatric-autoimmune-hepatitis-and-significance-of-azathioprine-metabolites
#19
Melissa A Sheiko, Shikha S Sundaram, Kelley E Capocelli, Zhaoxing Pan, Annette M McCoy, Cara L Mack
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a common pediatric liver disease and long-term remission is usually maintained with azathioprine (AZA). There is no consensus on the target range for AZA active metabolite 6-thioguanine (6-TGN) levels in pediatric AIH. The aim of this study was to characterize the outcomes of pediatric patients with AIH and determine correlations between AZA dosing or 6-TGN metabolite levels and biochemical remission. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed and data on presentation, laboratories including AZA metabolite levels, medication use and outcomes was collected...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272079/natural-history-and-treatment-outcomes-of-severe-autoimmune-hepatitis
#20
Nikhil Sonthalia, Pravin M Rathi, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Ashok R Mohite, Sunil V Pawar, Qais Contractor
GOALS: The aim of this study was to analyze the natural history and treatment outcomes of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) variants presenting with severe-AIH. BACKGROUND: Severe acute presentation is an uncommon manifestation of AIH, and it remains poorly characterized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 101 patients with AIH from January 2011 to December 2015. Patients were classified as seropositive-AIH and seronegative-AIH. Patients with acute liver failure, acute-on-chronic liver failure, and severe acute hepatitis were defined as severe-AIH patients...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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