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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342206/silymarin-prevents-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice
#1
Zuzana Papackova, Marie Heczkova, Helena Dankova, Eva Sticova, Alena Lodererova, Lenka Bartonova, Martin Poruba, Monika Cahova
Acetaminophen or paracetamol (APAP) overdose is a common cause of liver injury. Silymarin (SLM) is a hepatoprotective agent widely used for treating liver injury of different origin. In order to evaluate the possible beneficial effects of SLM, Balb/c mice were pretreated with SLM (100 mg/kg b.wt. per os) once daily for three days. Two hours after the last SLM dose, the mice were administered APAP (300 mg/kg b.wt. i.p.) and killed 6 (T6), 12 (T12) and 24 (T24) hours later. SLM-treated mice exhibited a significant reduction in APAP-induced liver injury, assessed according to AST and ALT release and histological examination...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342171/health-behavior-associated-with-liver-enzymes-among-obese-korean-adolescents-2009-2014
#2
Eun-Young Lee, Hwa Young Choi, Hyunsoon Cho, Bo Hyun Kim, Moran Ki
AIMS: Obesity is major risk factor for liver health. This study aimed to clarify whether specific health behaviors were associated with liver function in obese adolescents in Korea. METHODS: Based on national school health examination data from 2009 to 2014, 25,142 obese or overweight students were examined for aspartate transaminase and alanine transaminase levels, and health behaviors. Multiple logistic regression was used to calculate the odds ratio for liver enzyme elevation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341249/reconstruction-of-an-upper-posterior-thigh-extensive-defect-with-a-free-split-anterolateral-thigh-s-alt-flap-by-perforator-to-perforator-anastomosis-a-case-report
#3
Mario F Scaglioni, Andrè A Barth, Pietro Giovanoli
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is one of the most commonly used flap worldwide in reconstructive surgery, as both free flap and pedicled local flap. Here, we report the use of a free split anterolateral thigh (s-ALT) flap for reconstruction of a 14 cm × 16 cm soft tissue defect of the left upper posterior thigh region due to sarcoma resection in a patient. The ALT flap was harvested based on two musculocutaneous perforators from the right thigh and anastomosed to the contralateral descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery (LCFA) in perforator-to-perforator manner, in order to gain more pedicle length and being able to cover the posterior thigh defect...
January 17, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341038/-the-use-of-deep-inferior-epigastric-vessels-to-revascularise-free-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-complex-oncosurgical-defects-of-the-thigh-and-the-abdomen
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F Simunovic, U Wittel, B Passlick, S Wiesemann, M Czerny, M Südkamp, G B Stark, H Bannasch
BACKGROUND: The resection of large soft-tissue sarcoma requires reconstruction with free flaps. The choice of recipient vessels is crucial for the success of surgery. PATIENTS: We report four cases with large soft-tissue sarcomas with complex anatomical relationships: two tumors of the thigh surrounding the femoral neurovascular structures and two tumors of the abdomen with infiltration of the thorax and the abdomen. All cases received multimodal interdisciplinary treatment...
January 16, 2018: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340545/effects-of-cold-ischemia-time-on-hepatic-allograft-function
#5
Alexandre Coutinho Teixeira de Freitas, Desirée de Marillac Nascimento de Matos, Jorge Amilton Tosato Milsted, Julio Cezar Uili Coelho
BACKGROUND: Cold ischemia time is related to success of liver transplantation. AIM: To compare the impact of cold ischemia time on allografts locally collected to those collected distantly. METHODS: Were evaluated 83 transplantations. The patients were divided in two groups: those who received liver grafts collected from cities out of Curitiba (n=42) and locally (n=41). From the donors were compared: cause of death, days at ICU, cardiac arrest, vasoactive drugs, lab exams, gender, age, and BMI...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340280/serum-vitamin-d-levels-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Ebada Said, Waleed El Agawy, Rehab Ahmed, Mohamed Hassany, Amal Ahmed, Hanan Fouad, Hosam Baiumy
Background and Objectives: According to the demographic health survey conducted in 2015, Egypt had 10% documented prevalence of anti-HBc positive patients aged 1-59 and 1% viremic patients amongst the population in the same age group, with a domination of genotype D. Several studies claimed the possible role of vitamin D deficiency in hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication and disease progression. Patients and Methods: Serum vitamin D levels [25(OH D3] were assessed in 96 HBeAg negative non-cirrhotic chronic HBV patients and 25 healthy subjects classified as following: Group I: 48 chronic HBV patients with persistently normal ALT levels and HBV DNA level < 2000 IU/mL for ≥ 6 months; Group II: 48 chronic HBV patients with CHB with persistently elevated ALT and HBV DNA level ≥ 2000 IU/mL for ≥ 6 months; and Group III: 25 apparently healthy subjects with normal liver enzymes and negative hepatitis viral markers were taken as the control group...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338176/polystyrene-block-poly-ionic-liquid-copolymers-as-work-function-modifiers-in-inverted-organic-photovoltaic-cells
#7
Jong Baek Park, Mehmet Isik, Hea Jung Park, In Hwan Jung, David Mecerreyes, Do-Hoon Hwang
Interfacial layers play a critical role in building up the ohmic contact between the electrodes and functional layers in organic photovoltaic solar cells. These layers are based on either inorganic oxides (ZnO, TiO2) or water-soluble organic polymers such as poly[(9,9-dioctyl-2,7-fluorene)-alt-(9,9-bis(3'-(N,N-dimethylamino)propyl)-2,7-fluorene)] (PFN) and polyethylenimine ethoxylated (PEIE). In this work, we have developed a series of novel poly(ionic liquid) non-conjugated block copolymers for improving the performance of inverted organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs) by acting as work function modifiers of indium tin oxide (ITO) cathode...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338174/solution-processable-zno-carbon-quantum-dots-electron-extraction-layer-for-highly-efficient-polymer-solar-cells
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Ruqin Zhang, Min Zhao, Zhongqiang Wang, Zongtao Wang, Bo Zhao, Yanqin Miao, Yingjuan Zhou, Hua Wang, Yuying Hao, Guo Chen, Furong Zhu
In this work, we report the effort to develop high efficiency inverted polymer solar cells (PSCs) by applying a solution processable bilayer ZnO/carbon quantum dots (C-QDs) electron extraction layer (EEL). It is shownthat the use of the bilayerEEL helps to suppress the exciton quenching by passivating the ZnO surface defects in the EEL, leading to an enhanced exciton dissociation, reduced charge recombinationand more efficient charge extraction probability, and thereby achieving high power conversion efficiency (PCE)...
January 17, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337369/hepatoprotective-effects-of-the-honey-of-apis-cerana-fabricius-on-bromobenzene-induced-liver-damage-in-mice
#9
Haoan Zhao, Ni Cheng, Liangliang He, Guoxia Peng, Qingqing Liu, Tianchen Ma, Wei Cao
Apis cerana honey (honey of Apis cerana Fabricius), widely distributed in the mountain areas of East Asia, has not been studied fully. The hepatoprotective activity of A. cerana honey was evaluated against bromobenzene-induced liver damage in mice. In high dose, A. cerana honey can significantly alleviate liver injury, as is indicated by the depressed levels of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (59.13%) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (79.71%), the inhibited malondialdehyde (MDA) content (63.30%), the elevated activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) (73...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337229/protective-effect-of-flavonoids-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-leaves-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#10
Jianhua Xie, Wenjie Wang, Caijun Dong, Lixin Huang, Hui Wang, Chang Li, Shaoping Nie, Mingyong Xie
Cyclocarya paliurus (Batal.) Iljinskaja (C. paliurus), known locally as 'sweet tea tree', is commonly cultivated in China. Flavonoids from Cyclocarya paliurus (Batal.) Iljinskaja (FC) is reported to exhibit multiple biological effects, including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-diabetic activities. However, their influence on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver injury remains unclear. This study was designed to investigate the hepatoprotective effect of total flavonoids from C. paliurus leaves...
January 11, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336974/commentary-on-superior-reproducibility-of-the-leading-to-leading-edge-and-inner-to-inner-edge-methods-in-the-ultrasound-assessment-of-maximum-abdominal-aortic-diameter
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Pere Altes, Secundino Llagostera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336665/pesticide-exposure-and-health-conditions-among-orange-growers-in-southern-brazil
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Joice Lermen, Tanandra Bernieri, Isabel S Rodrigues, Edna S Suyenaga, PatrÍcia G Ardenghi
This study aimed to evaluate the exposure to pesticides through the biomarkers analysis, as well as life habits and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a group of farmers who grow citrus in the Vale do Caí region, in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. The study population consisted of 73 volunteer farmers, 45 males and 28 females, aged between 13 and 69 years old. The control group consisted of 30 individuals who were not exposed to pesticides. Measures of urea, creatinine, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), plasma cholinesterase (BChE) activity, and hematological parameters were analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335916/association-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shanshan Jin, Suwen Jiang, Airong Hu
The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been an issue of great concern. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the influence of OSA on the levels of liver enzymes including alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST). The secondary purpose was to estimate the effect of OSA on the histological lesions of NAFLD, such as steatosis, lobular inflammation, ballooning degeneration, fibrosis, as well as NAFLD activity score (NAS)...
January 15, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334960/arsenic-exposure-and-risk-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-among-u-s-adolescents-and-adults-an-association-modified-by-race-ethnicity-nhanes-2005-2014
#14
Jennifer K Frediani, Eric A Naioti, Miriam B Vos, Janet Figueroa, Carmen J Marsit, Jean A Welsh
BACKGROUND: While associated with obesity, the cause of the rapid rise in prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children, which is highest among Hispanics, is not well understood. Animal experiments have demonstrated that arsenic exposure contributes to liver injury. Our objective was to examine the association between arsenic exposure and NAFLD in humans and to determine if race/ethnicity modifies the association. METHODS: Urinary inorganic arsenic concentrations among those ≥12 years in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2014 were used to assess the cross-sectional association with serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, a marker of liver dysfunction...
January 15, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334530/antegrade-arterial-and-portal-flushing-versus-portal-flushing-only-for-right-lobe-live-donor-liver-transplantation-a-randomized-control-trial
#15
Viniyendra Pamecha, Rommel Sandhyav, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Shridhar Sasturkar
INTRODUCTION: In live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) portal flush only of the graft is done on the bench. There is no data on antegrade arterial flush along with portal flush of the graft. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective right lobe LDLT were block-randomized to receive either portal flush only or both portal and antegrade arterial flush. The primary objectives were safety, rate of early allograft dysfunction (EAD), and impact on vascular and biliary complications RESULTS: After randomization there were 40 patients in each group...
January 12, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333665/clinical-and-metabolic-effects-associated-with-weight-changes-and-obeticholic-acid-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
#16
B Hameed, N A Terrault, R M Gill, R Loomba, N Chalasani, J H Hoofnagle, M L Van Natta
BACKGROUND: In a 72-week, randomised controlled trial of obeticholic acid (OCA) in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), OCA was superior to placebo in improving serum ALT levels and liver histology. OCA therapy also reduced weight. AIMS: Because weight loss by itself can improve histology, to perform a post hoc analysis of the effects of weight loss and OCA treatment in improving clinical and metabolic features of NASH. METHODS: The analysis was limited to the 200 patients with baseline and end-of-treatment liver biopsies...
January 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333103/interleukin-35-level-is-elevated-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
#17
Sheng-Tao Cheng, Ding Yuan, Yi Liu, Ying Huang, Xiang Chen, Hai-Bo Yu, Lin He, Hui Jiang, Ji-Hua Ren, Juan Chen
Backgrounds: As one of the major public health problems, the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection would activate the immune system. The outcome of HBV infection was affect significantly by the interactions between HBV and host immune response. Interleukins play important role in anti-viral immunity. Here we investigated the role of interleukin-35 (IL-35) in chronic HBV infection patients. Methods/Results: Serum IL-35 in 72 chronic hepatitis B virus infection patients and 41 healthy control subjects were analyzed by ELISA assay...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333048/astaxanthin-ameliorates-hepatic-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-carbon-tetrachloride-administered-rats
#18
Md Ariful Islam, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Md Faruk, Md Tauhid Ul Islam, Md Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Nazmul Alam, A F M Towheedur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam
Background: Astaxanthin is of carotenoids group which possess strong antioxidant properties. The present study was conducted to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of astaxanthin in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated rats. Materials and Methods: Female Long-Evans rats were administered with CCl4 orally (1 ml/kg) twice a week for 2 weeks and were treated with astaxanthin (10 mg/kg) every day for 2 weeks. Blood plasma samples were isolated from each group and were analyzed for alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alkaline phosphatase activities...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333040/pharmacological-screening-of-trachyspermum-ammi-for-antihyperlipidemic-activity-in-triton-x-100-induced-hyperlipidemia-rat-model
#19
Uzma Saleem, Saba Riaz, Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem
Background: Mortality rate is increasing due to cardiovascular problems throughout the world. These cardiac problems are directly associated with dyslipidemia. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antihyperlipidemic effect of aqueous extract and methanol extract of Trachyspermum ammi at 1 g/kg, 3 g/kg, and 5 g/kg dose levels in rats. Materials and Methods: For this purpose, 45 male albino rats were used and randomly divided into nine equal groups (n = 5)...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331651/activation-of-p62-keap1-nrf2-antioxidant-pathway-in-the-early-stage-of-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#20
Zhenyu Shen, Yu Wang, Zhenhui Su, Ruirui Kou, Keqin Xie, Fuyong Song
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose can cause severe liver failure even death. Nearly half of drug-induced liver injury is attributed to APAP in the US and many European countries. Oxidative stress has been validated as a critical event involved in APAP-induced liver failure. p62/SQSTM1, a selective autophagy adaptor protein, is reported to regulate Nrf2-ARE antioxidant pathway in response to oxidative stress. However, the exact role of p62-keap1-Nrf2 antioxidant pathway in APAP-induced hepatotoxicity remains unknown...
January 10, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
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