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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098110/hepatitis-c-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-center-egypt
#1
Doaa Mohammed Youssef, Hanaa Abdo, Ahmed Alakhras, Tamer Adham, Abdelnasser Hussien Mohamoud
Prevalence of hepatitis C varies largely according to geographical distribution, and Egypt so far has the highest prevalence worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate hepatitis C infection in chronic kidney disease (CKD) children in our center with regard to its incidence and other morbidities. This is a cross-sectional study involving 50 children with CKD, not on dialysis. All patients underwent a thorough history taking including disease duration and mean duration of admission, clinical examination including blood pressure measurements, and routine laboratory examination such as hemoglobin level, serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), urea, and creatinine...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097602/dietary-supplementation-of-chromium-can-alleviate-negative-impacts-of-heat-stress-on-performance-carcass-yield-and-some-blood-hematology-and-chemistry-indices-of-growing-japanese-quail
#2
Mohamed Soliman El-Kholy, Mohamed Mohamed El-Hindawy, Mahmoud Alagawany, Mohamed Ezzat Abd El-Hack, Sabry Abd El-Gawad Abd El-Halim El-Sayed
The main objective of this work was to investigate the impact of dietary chromium supplementation on growth indices, carcass yield, and some hematological and biochemical blood parameters of growing Japanese quails subjected to heat stress. A total of 360 unsexed 2-week-old Japanese quail chicks were used in a 2 × 3 factorial arrangement that had two ambient temperatures (23 ± 2 and 33 ± 2 °C) and three dietary chromium (0.00, 500, and 1000 μg Cr/kg diet as chromium picolinate). For induction of heat stress, the room temperature was set at 33 ± 2 °C from 2 to 6 weeks of age...
January 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095977/multidisciplinary-alternatives-to-cpap-program-for-cpap-intolerant-patients
#3
Anita Valanju Shelgikar, Sharon Aronovich, Jeffrey J Stanley
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) intolerance remains a persistent problem for many obstructive sleep apnea patients. Clinicians and researchers continue to search for other effective treatment modalities given the well-documented sequelae associated with untreated obstructive sleep apnea. A multidisciplinary "Alternatives to CPAP program" (ALT) can facilitate systematic evaluation of non-CPAP therapies appropriate for an individual patient. We review successful strategies and barriers encountered during implementation of an ALT at our institution...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095910/profile-of-bioactive-compounds-in-nymphaea-alba-l-leaves-growing-in-egypt-hepatoprotective-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
#4
Riham Omar Bakr, Mona Mohamed El-Naa, Soumaya Saad Zaghloul, Mahmoud Mohamed Omar
BACKGROUND: Nymphaea alba L. represents an interesting field of study. Flowers have antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects, rhizomes constituents showed cytotoxic activity against liver cell carcinoma, while several Nymphaea species have been reported for their hepatoprotective effects. Leaves of N. alba have not been studied before. Therefore, in this study, in-depth characterization of the leaf phytoconstituents as well as its antioxidant and hepatoprotective activities have been performed where N...
January 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095353/liver-alpha-amylase-gene-expression-as-an-early-obesity-biomarker
#5
Marzieh Mojbafan, Zohreh Afsartala, Mahsa M Amoli, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Parichehreh Yaghmaei, Bagher Larijani, Azadeh Ebrahim-Habibi
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major health problem worldwide, for which preventive and therapeutic means are still needed. Alpha-amylase is a digestive enzyme whose inhibition has been targeted as a potential anti-obesity strategy. However, alpha-amylase gene expression has not been particularly attended to, and in contrast with pancreatic and salivary amylases, fewer studies have focused on liver alpha-amylase. The present study aimed at investigating the expression of alpha-amylase gene in obese and normal mice at RNA and protein level as well as acarbose effect on this gene expression in hepatocyte cell culture...
November 5, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093695/serum-zinc-deficiency-and-its-relation-to-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hcv-a-real-life-egyptian-study
#6
Dalia A Omran, Samar Kamal Darweesh, Hanan Fouad, Mohamed Mahmoud, Sameh Saif, Azza Fared, Mohamed Hassany, Lamiaa Mobarak, Mahmoud A El-Tahawy, Ayman Yosry
Zinc is essential for the activation of approximately 300 metallo-enzymes. Serum and hepatic zinc is decreased in chronic liver disease patients, and zinc depletion has been suggested to accelerate liver fibrosis. The study was designed to assess Zinc status in chronic HCV Egyptian patients and its relationship to fibrosis stage diagnosed by FibroScan. This was a cross-sectional study on 297 Egyptian patients with naïve chronic HCV. All patients underwent laboratory tests (including assessment of serum Zinc) and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by Transient Elastography (FibroScan(®))...
January 16, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093632/ureterocystoneostomy-in-complex-oncological-cases-with-an-uebelhoer-modified-boari-bladder-flap
#7
Jan P Radtke, Nina Korzeniewski, Johannes Huber, Celine D Alt, Sascha Pahernik, Boris A Hadaschik, Markus Hohenfellner, Dogu Teber
PURPOSE: The study aims to describe the technique and analyze the outcome of an arcuated bladder incision with building of a triangular flap, first described by Uebelhoer (UBBF), as a modification of the classical rectangular Boari bladder flap (BBF), that is often viable, but can present difficulties, such as reduced flap vascularization and mobility in pretreated patients. METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients with distal or mid ureteral leakage or stenosis, that underwent UBBF, were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093223/cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-induced-by-mixed-mycotoxins-t-2-and-ht-2-toxin-on-primary-hepatocytes-of-broilers-in-vitro
#8
Lingchen Yang, Di Tu, Zhiyong Zhao, Jun Cui
T-2 and HT-2 (T-2/HT-2) induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in hepatocytes from broilers. In this study, hepatocytes treated with T-2/HT-2 were analyzed for cytotoxic effects and apoptosis and for the associated mechanisms. To assay cytotoxicity, we used the 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) viability assay, hematoxylin-eosin staining and aspartase transaminase and alanine transaminase (ALT/AST) activities. We evaluated apoptosis by fluorescence microscopy using the Terminal transferase nick-end labeling (TUNEL) assay...
January 13, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093198/mild-hypothermia-pretreatment-protects-hepatocytes-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-down-regulating-mir-122-and-igf-1r-akt-pathway
#9
Qi Xiao, Qi-Fa Ye, Wei Wang, Bi-Qi Fu, Zhi-Ping Xia, Zhong-Zhong Liu, Xing-Jian Zhang, Yan-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Mild hypothermia has been well known as an effective way to reduce ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI), while the mechanisms are still unclear. More and more evidences have indicated that miRNAs should been involved in the regulation of IRI and expecially some miRNAs have shown temp-responsiveness for temperature variation. Therefore, the role of miR-122 in mild hypothermia pretreatment after IRI was investigated. METHODS: We established a LO2 cell anoxia-reoxygenation injury model to simulate liver IRI...
January 13, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092827/conjugated-polymer-with-carboxylate-groups-hg-2-system-as-a-turn-on-fluorescence-probe-for-label-free-detection-of-cysteine-containing-compounds
#10
Hongyu Mi, Mingming Guan, Jilin Liu, Hongyan Shan, Qiang Fei, Yanfu Huan, Guodong Feng
In this work, a turn on fluorescent sensor, based on Hg(2+) coordination conjugated polymer, was developed to detect cysteine-containing compounds. The fluorescence of conjugated polymer (poly(2,5-bis (sodium 4-oxybutyrate) -1,4 - phenylethynylene-alt-1,4-phenyleneethynylene; PPE-OBS) would be quenched by Hg(2+) because of the coordination-induced aggregation and electron transfers of PPE-OBS toward Hg(2+). When there were some cysteine-containing compounds in PPE-OBS-Hg(2+) system, the fluorescence of PPE-OBS would be recovered...
January 13, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092402/%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-are-indispensable-for-il-23-mediated-protection-against-cona-induced-hepatitis-in-hepatitis-b-virus-transgenic-mice
#11
Ziyu Meng, Jingya Wang, Yifang Yuan, Guangchao Cao, Shuobing Fan, Chao Gao, Li Wang, Zheng Li, Xiaoli Wu, Zhenzhou Wu, Liqing Zhao, Zhinan Yin
Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers are highly susceptible to liver injury triggered by environmental biochemical stimulation. Previously, we have reported an inverse correlation between γδT cells and liver damage in patients with HBV. However, whether γδT cells play a role in regulating the hypersensitivity of HBsAg carriers to biochemical stimulation-induced hepatitis is unknown. In this study, using hepatitis B virus transgenic (HBs-Tg) and HBs-Tg-TCRδ(-/-) mice, we found that mice genetically deficient in γδT cells exhibited more severe liver damage upon ConcanavalinA (ConA) treatment, as indicated by substantially higher serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, further elevated IFN-γ levels and more extensive necrosis...
January 16, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090653/genome-wide-study-links-pnpla3-variant-with-elevated-hepatic-transaminase-after-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-therapy
#12
Yiwei Liu, Christian A Fernandez, Colton Smith, Wenjian Yang, Cheng Cheng, John C Panetta, Nancy Kornegay, Chengcheng Liu, Laura B Ramsey, Seth E Karol, Laura J Janke, Eric C Larsen, Naomi Winick, William L Carroll, Mignon L Loh, Elizabeth A Raetz, Stephen P Hunger, Meenakshi Devidas, Jun J Yang, Charles G Mullighan, Jinghui Zhang, William E Evans, Sima Jeha, Ching-Hon Pui, Mary V Relling
Remission induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) includes medications that may cause hepatotoxicity, including asparaginase. We used a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify loci associated with elevated alanine transaminase (ALT) levels after induction therapy in children with ALL enrolled on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH) protocols. Germline DNA was genotyped using arrays and exome sequencing. Adjusting for age, body mass index, ancestry, asparaginase preparation and dosage, the PNPLA3 rs738409 (C>G) I148M variant, previously associated with fatty liver disease risk, had the strongest genetic association with ALT (P = 2...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090469/the-relationships-between-respiratory-virus-infection-and-aminotransferase-in-children
#13
Jun Suk Oh, Jun Sik Choi, Young Hyuk Lee, Kyung Og Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jung Cheon, Gyung Min Lee, Jung Min Yoon
PURPOSE: We sought to examine the relationship between the clinical manifestations of nonspecific reactive hepatitis and respiratory virus infection in pediatric patients. METHODS: Patients admitted to the pediatric unit of Konyang University Hospital for lower respiratory tract disease between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 and who underwent reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction tests were examined. The patients were divided into those with increased levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and those with normal ALT or AST levels...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089433/derivation-and-validation-of-a-scoring-system-for-predicting-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-taiwanese-patients-with-severe-obesity
#14
Chi-Ming Tai, Ming-Lung Yu, Hung-Pin Tu, Chih-Kun Huang, Jau-Chung Hwang, Wan-Long Chuang
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is common in severely obese Asians and may progress to advanced liver disease. Although invasive, liver biopsy is the gold standard for NASH diagnosis. Scoring systems for predicting NASH in obese Asians are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate a scoring system to predict NASH in Taiwanese patients with severe obesity. SETTING: University hospital, Taiwan. METHODS: Preoperative clinical and laboratory data were obtained from 180 severely obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery...
December 7, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089048/identification-of-a-arborescens-a-grandis-and-a-protenta-as-new-members-of-the-european-alternaria-population-on-potato
#15
Sofie Landschoot, Michiel Vandecasteele, Bernard De Baets, Monica Höfte, Kris Audenaert, Geert Haesaert
Alternaria species, primarily the small-spored Alternaria alternata and the large-spored Alternaria solani, are considered a serious threat to potato cultivation. To develop control strategies, it is important to gain insight into the Alternaria population. Based on the sequence analyses of the internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) and the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene, the small-spored and large-spored Alternaria isolates could be separated from each other. Sequence analyses of the calmodulin gene and the RNA polymerase second largest subunit showed that besides A...
February 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088378/antimicrobial-coated-implants-in-trauma-and-orthopaedics-a-clinical-review-and-risk-benefit-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Volker Alt
Implant-associated infections remain a major issue in orthopaedics and antimicrobial functionalization of the implant surface by antibiotics or other anti-infective agents have gained interest. The goal of this article is to identify antimicrobial coatings, for which clinical data are available and to review their clinical need, safety profile, and their efficacy to reduce infection rates. PubMed database of the National Library of Medicine was searched for clinical studies on antimicrobial coated implants for internal fracture fixation devices and endoprostheses for bone surgery, for which study design, level of evidence, biocompatibility, development of resistance, and effectiveness to reduce infection rates were analyzed...
December 21, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088251/lucerastat-an-iminosugar-with-potential-as-substrate-reduction-therapy-for-glycolipid-storage-disorders-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-in-healthy-subjects
#17
N Guérard, O Morand, J Dingemanse
BACKGROUND: Lucerastat, an inhibitor of glucosylceramide synthase, has the potential to restore the balance between synthesis and degradation of glycosphingolipids in glycolipid storage disorders such as Gaucher disease and Fabry disease. The safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of oral lucerastat were evaluated in two separate randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single- and multiple-ascending dose studies (SAD and MAD, respectively) in healthy male subjects. METHODS: In the SAD study, 31 subjects received placebo or a single oral dose of 100, 300, 500, or 1000 mg lucerastat...
January 14, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088113/modulatory-effect-of-vanillic-acid-on-antioxidant-status-in-high-fat-diet-induced-changes-in-diabetic-hypertensive-rats
#18
Kolanji Vinothiya, Natarajan Ashokkumar
The worldwide incidence of diabetes has increased dramatically along with widespread lifestyle and dietary changes. Diets high in fat are strongly associated with the development of obesity and can induce insulin resistance in humans and animals. It is clear that obesity constitutes a risk factor for contributing to the development of type 2 diabetes. In the present study, we investigated the therapeutic potential action of vanillic acid on diabetes associated complications using a rat model. Rats were made diabetic hypertensive by high fat diet (HFD) for 20 weeks and were treated with vanillic acid (50mg/kg bw) for last 8 weeks...
January 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087365/parasite-induced-increases-in-the-energy-costs-of-movement-of-host-freshwater-fish
#19
Ondřej Slavík, Pavel Horký, Karel Douda, Josef Velíšek, Jitka Kolářová, Pavel Lepič
Parasitization by the larvae (glochidia) of freshwater mussels can cause harm to a fish's gills, resulting in less effective respiration and/or reduced activity by the host fish. The impact of glochidia infections on the host's physiology remains poorly understood, and no information is available concerning energy consumption in parasitized fish. Hence, we obtained glochidia of the invasive unionid mussel Sinanodonta (Anodonta) woodiana and experimentally infected common carp, Cyprinus carpio, tagged with physiological sensors to measure energy consumption...
January 10, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086854/in-vitro-assessment-of-hepatoprotective-agents-against-damage-induced-by-acetaminophen-and-ccl4
#20
Liliana Torres González, Noemí Waksman Minsky, Linda Elsa Muñoz Espinosa, Ricardo Salazar Aranda, Jonathan Pérez Meseguer, Paula Cordero Pérez
BACKGROUND: In vitro bioassays are important in the evaluation of plants with possible hepatoprotective effects. The aims of this study were to evaluate the pretreatment of HepG2 cells with hepatoprotective agents against the damage induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and paracetamol (APAP). METHODS: Antioxidative activity was measured using an assay to measure 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging. The in vitro hepatotoxicity of CCl4 and APAP, and the cytotoxic and hepatoprotective properties of silymarin (SLM), silybinin (SLB), and silyphos (SLP) were evaluated by measuring cell viability; activities of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); total antioxidant capacity (TAOxC); and reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde (MDA) levels)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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