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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412381/optimal-efficacy-of-interferon-free-hcv-retreatment-after-protease-inhibitors-failure-in-real-life
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Valeria Cento, Silvia Barbaliscia, Ilaria Lenci, Tina Ruggiero, Carlo Federico Magni, Stefania Paolucci, Sergio Babudieri, Massimo Siciliano, Caterina Pasquazzi, Alessia Ciancio, Carlo Federico Perno, Francesca Ceccherini-Silberstein
OBJECTIVES: First-generation protease-inhibitors (PIs) had suboptimal efficacy in GT-1 patients with advanced liver disease, and those who failed may need urgent retreatment. Our objective was to analyze the real-life efficacy of interferon (IFN)-free retreatment after PI-failure, and the role of genotypic-resistance-testing (GRT) in guiding retreatment choice. METHODS: In this multi-center observational study, patients retreated with IFN-free regimens after first-generation PI-failure (telaprevir-boceprevir-simeprevir) were included...
April 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405349/is-there-a-standard-for-surgical-therapy-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-healthy-and-cirrhotic-liver-a-comparison-of-eight-guidelines
#2
Giulia Manzini, Doris Henne-Bruns, Franz Porzsolt, Michael Kremer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Liver resection (LR) and transplantation are the most reliable treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Aim was to compare different guidelines regarding indication for resection and transplantation because of HCC with and without underlying cirrhosis. METHODS: We compared the following guidelines published after 1 January 2010: American (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)), Spanish (Sociedad Espanola de Oncologia Medica (SEOM)), European (European Association for the study of liver-European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EASL-EORTC) and European Society for Medical Oncology-European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESMO-ESDO)), Asian (Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver (APASL)), Japanese (Japan Society of Hepatology (JSH)), Italian (Associazione Italiana Oncologia Medica (AIOM)) and German (S3) guidelines...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346737/easl-and-aasld-recommendations-for-the-diagnosis-of-hcc-to-the-test-of-daily-practice
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Christophe Aubé, Frederic Oberti, Julie Lonjon, Georges Pageaux, Olivier Seror, Giséle N'Kontchou, Agnes Rode, Sylvie Radenne, Christophe Cassinotto, Julien Vergniol, Ivan Bricault, Vincent Leroy, Maxime Ronot, Laurent Castera, Sophie Michalak, Maxime Esvan, Valérie Vilgrain
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of CT, MRI, and CEUS alone and in combination, for the diagnosis of HCC between 10 and 30 mm, in a large population of cirrhotic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a multicentre prospective trial, 442 patients have been enrolled. Within a month CEUS, CT and MRI were performed for all patients. A composite algorithm was defined to obtain the more accurate gold standard. RESULTS: 544 nodules in 381 patients have been retained for the performance analysis...
March 27, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261822/systematic-review-interferon-free-regimens-for-patients-with-hcv-related-child-c-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
M Guarino, F Morisco, M R Valvano, A M Ippolito, M Librandi, N Andriulli, M Greco, A Amoruso, A Iacobellis, G Niro, N Caporaso, A Andriulli
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the efficacy and long-term outcome of treating patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive cirrhosis with the new protease inhibitors will extend to those with Child C cirrhosis. AIM: To assess the effectiveness of the interferon-free regimens in Child C cirrhotic patients with HCV infection. METHODS: A systematic Medline search was conducted to retrieve studies describing the treatment of Child C patients with direct-acting agents...
May 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236520/frequency-and-prognosis-of-acute-pancreatitis-associated-with-fulminant-or-non-fulminant-acute-hepatitis-a-a-systematic-review
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Samir Haffar, Fateh Bazerbachi, Larry Prokop, Kymberly D Watt, M Hassan Murad, Suresh T Chari
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients with fulminant viral hepatitis is well recognized and its mortality depends on the severity of hepatitis rather than pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis associated with non-fulminant acute hepatitis A (AHA) has been rarely described, and is considered to have a benign course with good response to conservative management. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the frequency and prognosis of AP associated with fulminant or non-fulminant AHA...
February 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130846/aasld-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Julie Heimbach, Laura M Kulik, Richard Finn, Claude B Sirlin, Michael Abecassis, Lewis R Roberts, Andrew Zhu, M Hassan Murad, Jorge Marrero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 28, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109004/introducing-the-aasld-president-anna-s-f-lok
#7
Grace L Su, Robert J Fontana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070174/the-hcv-treatment-revolution-continues-resistance-considerations-pangenotypic-efficacy-and-advances-in-challenging-populations
#8
Ira M Jacobson
The US Food and Drug Administration has now approved 10 direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for the management of hepatitis C virus (HCV). These therapies are combined into 6 regimens that are given for varying durations, with or without ribavirin, depending on the viral genotype, the presence or absence of baseline resistance-associated variants (RAVs), and the patient type. RAVs may be present before exposure to a drug or may become detectable de novo during exposure to a drug. Emerging resistant strains are the most common cause of failure of HCV DAA regimens...
October 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061014/a-new-definition-of-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-liver-transplantation
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Nicolas Golse, Petru Octav Bucur, Oriana Ciacio, Gabriella Pittau, Antonio Sa Cunha, René Adam, Denis Castaing, Teresa Antonini, Audrey Coilly, Didier Samuel, Daniel Cherqui, Eric Vibert
Although sarcopenia is a common complication of cirrhosis, its diagnosis remains nonconsensual: computed tomography (CT) scan determinations vary and no cutoff values have been established in cirrhotic populations undergoing liver transplantation (LT). Our aim was to compare the accuracy of the most widely used measurement techniques and to establish useful cutoffs in the setting of LT. From the 440 patients transplanted between January 2008 and May 2011 in our tertiary center, we selected 256 patients with cirrhosis for whom a recent CT scan was available during the 4 months prior to LT...
February 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875032/management-of-renal-failure-in-end-stage-liver-disease-a-critical-appraisal
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REVIEW
Xingxing S Cheng, Jane C Tan, W Ray Kim
Renal failure is a late consequence of end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Even with liver transplantation, pretransplant renal impairment remains a strong predictor of posttransplant mortality. This review seeks to summarize and critically appraise common therapies used in this setting, including pharmacologic agents, procedures (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, renal replacement therapy), and simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation. More experimental extracorporal modalities, eg, albumin dialysis or bioartificial livers, will not be discussed...
December 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829060/comprehensive-comparison-of-multiple-detector-computed-tomography-and-dynamic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-varying-degrees-of-fibrosis
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Ming-Tsung Lin, Chih-Chi Wang, Yu-Fan Cheng, Hock-Liew Eng, Yi-Hao Yen, Ming-Chao Tsai, Po-Lin Tseng, Kuo-Chin Chang, Cheng-Kun Wu, Tsung-Hui Hu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Liver computed tomography and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging play an important role in the early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) recommend the use of applied imaging studies for HCC diagnosis only in cirrhotic patients. This study aimed to comprehensively compare liver CT and dynamic MRI for HCC diagnosis before surgical resection over years in clinical practice, and also to compare the diagnostic differences between liver CT and dynamic MRI in HCCs with varying degrees of fibrosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806815/new-direct-acting-antiviral-agents-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-2016-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Muhammad Umar, Tayyab Saeed Akhter
Hepatitis C is one of the commonest public health problems with 130 million people infected worldwide and the burden is increasing. Previously, Interferon along with Ribavirin was the mainstay of treatment but it was associated with toxic side effects. An all-oral regimen with higher rates of sustained viral response (SVR), minimal side effects and no restriction for liver fibrosis staging, was long awaited. Several all-oral interferon-free direct acting antiviral agents (DAAs) have now been approved by FDAfor different genotypes of HCV...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688661/development-of-a-prognostic-scoring-system-for-resectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Carlo Sposito, Stefano Di Sandro, Federica Brunero, Vincenzo Buscemi, Carlo Battiston, Andrea Lauterio, Marco Bongini, Luciano De Carlis, Vincenzo Mazzaferro
AIM: To develop a prognostic scoring system for overall survival (OS) of patients undergoing liver resection (LR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent curative LR for HCC between 2000 and 2013 were identified. The series was randomly divided into a training and a validation set. A multivariable Cox model for OS was fitted to the training set. The beta coefficients derived from the Cox model were used to define a prognostic scoring system for OS...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684824/diagnostic-performance-of-gadoxetic-acid-primovist-enhanced-mr-imaging-versus-ct-during-hepatic-arteriography-and-portography-for-small-hypervascular-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sun Young Yim, Beom Jin Park, Soon Ho Um, Na Yeon Han, Deuk Jae Sung, Sung Bum Cho, Seung Hwa Lee, Min Ju Kim, Jin Yong Jung, Jin Dong Kim, Yeon Seok Seo, Dong Sik Kim, Hyonggin An, Yun Hwan Kim
To compare the diagnostic performance of gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with that of computed tomography (CT) during hepatic arteriography and arterial portography (CT HA/AP) for detecting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from small hypervascular nodules.This retrospective study included 38 patients with 131 hypervascular nodules (≤2 cm) who had underwent MRI and CT HA/AP within a 2-week interval. Two observers analyzed MRI while other 2 observers analyzed CT HA/AP. Thereafter, MRI observers reviewed the CT HA/AP and magnetic resonance (MR) images again using both modalities...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622200/treatment-response-after-radioembolisation-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-evaluation-with-dual-energy-computed-tomography
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Jens Altenbernd, Axel Wetter, Michael Forsting, Lale Umutlu
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to examine the diagnostic value of dual-energy CT (DECT) in the assessment of response of HCC after radioembolisation (RE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 40 HCC patients with 82 measurable target lesions were included in this study. At baseline and follow-up examination target lesions were evaluated with (IU), AASLD and Choi measurement criteria. Disease control was defined as the sum of complete response (CR), partial response (PR), progression disease (PD) and stable disease (SD)...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566593/hvpg-signature-a-prognostic-and-predictive-tool-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Xiaolong Qi, Xin Zhang, Zhijia Li, Jialiang Hui, Yi Xiang, Jinjun Chen, Jianbo Zhao, Jing Li, Fu-Zhen Qi, Yong Xu
Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement provides independent prognostic value in patients with cirrhosis, and the prognostic and predictive role of HVPG in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) also has been explored. The management of HCC is limited to the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) guidelines that consider that HVPG≥10 mmHg to be a contraindication for hepatic resection (HR), otherwise other treatment modalities are recommended...
September 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27340355/genomic-change-in-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-with-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Danbi Lee, Heather Lyu, Young-Hwa Chung, Jeong A Kim, Priya Mathews, Elizabeth Jaffee, Lei Zheng, Eunsil Yu, Young Joo Lee, Soo Hyung Ryu
AIM: To determine the genomic changes in hepatitis B virus (HBV) and evaluate their role in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients chronically infected with genotype C HBV. METHODS: Two hundred and forty chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients were subjected and followed for a median of 105 mo. HCC was diagnosed in accordance with AASLD guidelines. The whole X, S, basal core promoter (BCP), and precore regions of HBV were sequenced using the direct sequencing method...
June 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27197711/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-screening-by-combinations-of-ultrasound-and-alpha-fetoprotein-among-alaska-native-people-1983-2012
#18
Prabhu P Gounder, Lisa R Bulkow, Martin I Meltzer, Michael G Bruce, Thomas W Hennessy, Mary Snowball, Philip R Spradling, Bishwa B Adhikari, Brian J McMahon
BACKGROUND: The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) recommends semi-annual hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening using ultrasound (US) in persons with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) virus infection at high risk for HCC such as Asian males aged ≥40 years and Asian females aged ≥50 years. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the cost-effectiveness of 2 HCC screening methods in the Alaska Native (AN) health system: US-alone, or screening by alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) initially and switching to US for subsequent screenings if AFP >10 ng/mL (AFP→US)...
2016: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27087015/systematic-review-current-concepts-and-challenges-for-the-direct-acting-antiviral-era-in-hepatitis-c-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
A Majumdar, M T Kitson, S K Roberts
BACKGROUND: The burden of HCV cirrhosis is high and projected to increase significantly over the next decade. While interferon therapy is problematic in HCV cirrhosis, the era of direct-acting anti-viral (DAA) therapy provides effective treatment for patients with cirrhosis. AIM: To systematically review the results of DAA therapy to date in patients with HCV cirrhosis, and highlight the ongoing challenges for DAA therapy in this population. METHODS: A structured Medline search was conducted to obtain phase II and III HCV trials in patients with cirrhosis...
June 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27070325/child-pugh-meld-and-albi-scores-for-predicting-the-in-hospital-mortality-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ying Peng, Xingshun Qi, Shanhong Tang, Han Deng, Jing Li, Zheng Ning, Junna Dai, Feifei Hou, Jiancheng Zhao, Ran Wang, Xiaozhong Guo
OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to evaluate the discriminative abilities of Child-Pugh, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), and albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) scores in predicting the in-hospital mortality in cirrhotic patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). METHODS: Cirrhotic patients with ACLF admitted between 2010 January and 2014 June were retrospectively reviewed. Areas under the receiver operating characteristic curves (AUROCs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated...
August 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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