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Liver and sepsis

Benjamin Saul Raywood Allin, Nigel J Hall, Andrew R Ross, Sean S Marven, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Marian Knight
OBJECTIVE: Outcome reporting heterogeneity impedes identification of gold standard treatments for children born with gastroschisis. Use of core outcome sets (COSs) in research reduces outcome reporting heterogeneity and ensures that studies are relevant to patients. The aim of this study was to develop a gastroschisis COS. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic reviews and stakeholder nomination were used to identify candidate outcomes that were subsequently prioritised by key stakeholders in a three-phase online Delphi process and face-to-face consensus meeting using a 9-point Likert scale...
March 14, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Sammy M Tabbah, Catalin S Buhimschi, Katherine Rodewald-Millen, Christopher R Pierson, Vineet Bhandari, Philip Samuels, Irina A Buhimschi
OBJECTIVE:  Hepcidin, a mediator of innate immunity, binds the iron exporter ferroportin, leading to functional hypoferremia through intracellular iron sequestration. We explored hepcidin-ferroportin interactions in neonates clinically diagnosed with early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS). STUDY DESIGN:  Hepcidin and interleukin (IL)-6 were quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 92 paired cord blood-maternal blood samples in the following groups: "Yes" EONS ( n  = 41, gestational age [GA] 29 ± 1 weeks) and "No" EONS ( n  = 51, GA 26 ± 1 weeks)...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
Nating Zhang, Chen Cheng, Olajide E Olaleye, Yan Sun, Li Li, Yuhong Huang, Feifei Du, Junling Yang, Fengqing Wang, Yanhong Shi, Fang Xu, Yanfen Li, Qi Wen, Naixia Zhang, Chuan Li
XueBiJing, an injectable five-herb preparation, has been incorporated into routine sepsis care in China. Phthalides, originating from XueBiJing's component herbs Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizomes and Angelica sinensis roots, are believed to contribute to its therapeutic effects due to their presence in the preparation and antisepsis-related properties. This study aimed to identify potential therapeutic phthalides that are bioavailable to act on XueBiJing's therapeutic targets and that could serve as pharmacokinetic markers to supplement classical biomarkers for sepsis care...
March 9, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Michitaka Funayama, Taketo Takata, Akihiro Koreki, Satoyuki Ogino, Masaru Mimura
OBJECTIVE: Although catatonia can occur secondary to a general medical condition, catatonia itself has been known to lead to various medical compolications. Although case reports on the association of catatonia with subsequent medical complications have been documented, no comprehensive large-scale study has been performed. To investigate specific medical complications following catatonia, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of specific medical complications of schizophrenia patients with catatonia...
March 8, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
I M Markusse, S P van Mens, P J de Vries
A 40-year-old woman with a history of liver cirrhosis presented with septic shock caused by an Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens bacteraemia after a cat bite. A. succiniciproducens sepsis can develop after a cat or dog bite, especially in immunocompromised hosts, or might occur after translocation from the gut flora. It is a potentially lethal infection.
March 2018: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Tolunay B Aydemir, Robert J Cousins
The SLC39A family of metal transporters was identified through homologies with the Zrt- and Irt-like (ZIP) proteins from yeast and plants. Of all the ZIP transporters, ZIP14 is arguably the most robustly characterized in terms of function at the integrative level. Mice with a global knockout of Zip14 are viable, thus providing the opportunity to conduct physiologic experiments. In mice, Zip14 expression is highly tissue specific, with the greatest abundance in the jejunum > liver > heart > kidney > white adipose tissue > skeletal muscle > spleen > pancreas...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Glauber Cruz Lima, Yuri de Abreu Gomes Vasconcelos, Marilia Trindade de Santana Souza, Alan Santos Oliveira, Rangel Rodrigues Bomfim, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Júnior, Enilton Aparecido Camargo, Viviane Gomes Portella, Andrelina Noronha Coelho-de-Souza, Lúcio Ricardo Leite Diniz
No specific therapeutics are available for the treatment of sepsis-induced liver dysfunction, a clinical complication strongly associated with the high mortality rate of septic patients. This study investigated the effect of the essential oil of Hyptis crenata (EOHc), a lamiaceae plant used to treat liver disturbances in Brazilian folk medicine, on liver function during early sepsis. Sepsis was induced by the cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model. Rats were divided into four groups: Sham, Sham+EOHc, CLP, and CLP+EOHc...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
Kareem Osman, Sanket Srinivasa, Jonathan Koea
AIM: Historically, liver abscesses (LA) affected elderly, immunocompromised patients and were characterised by high morbidity and mortality, however there are no data pertaining to a New Zealand population with little information surrounding recent management trends. METHODS: A retrospective review of demographic characteristics, clinical management and microbiological data on patients presenting with liver abscess between 2005-2014 was conducted. RESULTS: Fifty-seven patients [37 males, median age 64 (range 15-87)] presented with LA and most patients were not comorbid...
February 23, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
Roberta Angelico, Undine A Gerlach, Bridget K Gunson, Desley Neil, Hynek Mergental, John Isaac, Paolo Muiesan, Darius Mirza, M Thamara Pr Perera
BACKGROUND: Causes of severe cholestasis following liver transplantation(LT) are multi-factorial; whilst the aetiology is predictable in some, others culminate in graft/patient loss without a definitive cause identified. Severe cholestasis is usually associated with overlapped histological findings of rejection and biliary features, and diagnostic interpretation may pose a challenge. METHODS: This is 10-year retrospective analysis of patients with unexplained severe cholestasis resulting in death/graft loss within 90-days of LT...
February 20, 2018: Transplantation
Laura Martí Gelonch, Raul Jiménez Agüero, Nerea Rodríguez Canas, Jose Maria Enríquez Navascués
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February 15, 2018: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
Siddharth Mehrotra, Naimish Mehta, Prashantha S Rao, Shailendra Lalwani, Vivek Mangla, Samiran Nundy
INTRODUCTION: Acute liver failure (ALF) is an indication for emergency liver transplantation (LT). Although centers performing only deceased donor liver transplants (DDLT) have shown improved outcomes in this situation, they still have relatively long waiting lists. An alternative would be living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), which has shown equivalent outcomes in the elective situation but there is limited evidence of its results in ALF. AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes in patients with ALF undergoing emergency LDLT in our center in Delhi, India...
February 17, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Visagh Puthumana Udayakumar, Sudhindran Surendran, Uma Devi Padma
BACKGROUND: Utilization of liver grafts from hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) positive donors carries the risk of reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in recipients because of post-transplant immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients who had received liver grafts from anti-HBc positive live donors between 2006 and 2016 at our institute. RESULTS: Out of 22 recipients [all males, mean age 45.4 years (range 18-64 years)], four patients were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive preoperatively and received entecavir post-transplantation...
February 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Nalin Choudhary, Kenneth Tan, Atul Malhotra
Neonatal units have started to switch from using conventional soy-based to alternate lipid emulsions, like SMOFlipid. SMOFlipid has been associated with an improvement in biochemical parameters and delays progression of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD). This retrospective epoch study aimed to compare clinically relevant neonatal outcomes in preterm infants (< 32 weeks), receiving SMOFlipid versus Intralipid. We compared clinical outcomes in two epochs-epoch 1 (Intralipid, October 2013-June 2015) versus epoch 2 (SMOFlipid, July 2015-March 2017)...
February 14, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Sang A Park, Young Ho Choe, Sung Hwan Lee, Young-Min Hyun
Sepsis is a type of severe infection that can cause organ failure and tissue damage. Although the mortality and morbidity rates associated with sepsis are extremely high, no direct treatment or organ-related mechanism has been examined in detail in real time. The liver is the key organ that manages toxins and infections in the human body. Herein, we aimed to perform intravital imaging of mouse liver after induction of endotoxemia in order to track the motility of immune cells, such as neutrophils and liver capsular macrophages (LCMs)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Hanh D Vo, Diana F Florescu, Cindy R Brown, Heather E Chambers, David F Mercer, Luciano M Vargas, Wendy J Grant, Alan N Langnas, Ruben E Quiros-Tejeira
Children undergoing LSBPTx are at increased risk of IPI due to splenectomy. We aimed to describe the clinical features and outcomes of IPI in pediatric LSBPTx recipients. Between 2008 and 2016, 122 LSBPTx children at our center were retrospectively reviewed. Nine patients had 12 episodes of IPI; the median age at first infection was 3.5 years (range: 1.5-7.1 years). The median time from transplant to first infection was 3 years (range: 0.8-5.8 years). Clinical presentation included as follows: pneumonia (n = 1), bacteremia/sepsis (n = 7), pneumonia with sepsis (n = 1), meningitis with sepsis (n = 2), pneumonia and meningitis with sepsis (n = 1)...
February 13, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
Alejandro Schuler, David A Wulf, Yun Lu, Theodore J Iwashyna, Gabriel J Escobar, Nigam H Shah, Vincent X Liu
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the impact of each of six types of acute organ dysfunction (hepatic, renal, coagulation, neurologic, cardiac, and respiratory) on long-term mortality after surviving sepsis hospitalization. DESIGN: Multicenter, retrospective study. SETTINGS: Twenty-one hospitals within an integrated healthcare delivery system in Northern California. PATIENTS: Thirty thousand one hundred sixty-three sepsis patients admitted through the emergency department between 2010 and 2013, with mortality follow-up through April 2015...
February 9, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
X Yang, S Y Qian, Y M Zhu, X Xu, C F Liu, F Xu, X X Ren, Y Wang, Y C Zhang, G P Lu
Objective: To investigate the current application status of continuous blood purification (CBP) technology and equipment in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in China. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to understand the current popularization of CBP technology and equipment, the management of CBP equipment and consumables, and the application of CBP in different diseases. A questionnaire named Application Status of Continuous Blood Purification Technology was applied. Children's hospitals and polyclinic hospitals with the pediatric qualification (pediatric emergency or critical care unit members of Chinese Medical Association and Chinese Medical Doctor Association) were selected...
February 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Tinneke Delvaeye, Leonie Wyffels, Steven Deleye, Kelly Lemeire, Amanda Gonçalves, Elke Decrock, Steven Staelens, Luc Leybaert, Peter Vandenabeele, Dmitri Krysko
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is an inflammatory state affecting the whole body. It is associated with the presence of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in serum, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF). TNF has multiple effects and leads to cytokine production, leukocyte infiltration, blood pressure reduction and coagulation, thereby contributing to tissue damage and organ failure. A sterile mouse model of sepsis, TNF-induced SIRS, was used to visualize the temporal and spatial distribution of damage in susceptible tissues during SIRS...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Qiang Lu, Jian-Wen Lu, Zheng Wu, Xue-Min Liu, Jian-Hui Li, Jian Dong, Guo-Zhi Yin, Yi Lv, Xu-Feng Zhang
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the safety of elderly cancer patients (≥70 years) undergoing hepatic resection (HR) or pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in comparison with younger adults (<70 years). Methods: A total of 1,012 consecutive patients undergoing HR or PD were included. The incidence and severity of morbidity were documented within 30 days postoperatively and compared between elderly and younger groups. Risk factors associated with postoperative morbidity were investigated by multivariate logistic regression analysis...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Rojin Zeyaei Naghshbandi, Setareh Haghighat, Mehdi Mahdavi
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a representative pathogen that is responsible for a nosocomial infection and considerable yearly mortality rate. Antibiotic resistance provides a great reason for immunotherapy as an alternative strategy to prevent and/or treat the infection. Herein, following the preparation of recombinant penicillin binding protein 2a (r-PBP2a), rabbit polyclonal IgG was purified. Specificity of IgG to r-PBP2a was evaluated by ELISA and western blotting. IgG fraction was prepared by sulfate ammonium precipitation...
January 29, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
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