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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650098/disparities-in-eurotransplant-liver-transplantation-waitlist-outcome-between-patients-with-and-without-exceptional-meld
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Andreas Umgelter, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Wouter Kopp, Marieke van Rosmalen, Xavier Rogiers, Markus Guba
BACKGROUND: The sickest-first principle in donor-liver allocation can be implemented by allocating organs to cirrhotic patients with the highest Model of End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores. For patients with other risk factors, standard (SE) and non-standard exceptions (NSE) have been developed. We investigated whether this system of matched MELD scores achieves similar outcome on the liver transplant waiting-list for various diagnostic groups in Eurotransplant (ET) countries with MELD-based individual allocation (Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany)...
June 26, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611259/prevalence-risk-factors-and-survival-of-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
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Paulina Chinchilla-López, Nancy Aguilar-Olivos, Jaime García-Gómez, Karen Hernández-Alejandro, Fredy Chablé-Montero, Daniel Motola-Kuba, Tushar Patel, Nahum Mendez-Sánchez
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence, related risk factors, and survival of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in a Mexican population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at Medica Sur Hospital in Mexico City with approval of the local research ethics committee. We found cases by reviewing all clinical records of in-patients between October 2005 and January 2016 who had been diagnosed with malignant liver tumors. Clinical characteristics and comorbidities were obtained to evaluate the probable risk factors and the Charlson index...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610559/sclerosing-mesenteritis-and-mesenteric-panniculitis-clinical-experience-and-radiological-features
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Lisa Nyberg, Jan Björk, Peter Björkdahl, Olle Ekberg, Klas Sjöberg, Lina Vigren
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is sometimes used as an umbrella-term for idiopathic inflammatory conditions in the mesentery. Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a radiological finding and its relation to clinical SM is not fully understood. The aims of this study were to determine whether any correlation could be found between the radiological findings and the clinical disease course. METHODS: Patients observed due to idiopathic inflammation of the mesentery were identified...
June 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556416/new-developments-in-chyluria-after-global-programs-to-eliminate-lymphatic-filariasis
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REVIEW
Anuruddha M Abeygunasekera, Kugadas Sutharshan, Balasingam Balagobi
Chyluria, commonly seen in south Asian countries, is mainly a manifestation of lymphatic filariasis as a result of infestation with Wuchereria bancrofti, although many other causes can contribute. Many patients can be effectively treated with dietary modifications and drug therapy. The most widely used drug is diethyl carbamazine. The recurrences are common after such treatment. Such patients would benefit from sclerotherapy to obliterate the lympatico-renal fistulae located mainly in the renal pelvicalyceal system...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515556/subacute-noninfective-inflammatory-encephalopathy-our-experience-and-diagnostic-problems
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Lakshminarayanapuram Gopal Viswanathan, Dodmalur Malikarjuna Sindhu, Anupama Ramakanth Pai
INTRODUCTION: Immune dysregulation associated encephalopathies present with significant psychiatric manifestations and only a few soft neurological and general systemic features. They are generally resistant to treatment with psychiatric medications. Generalized orthostatic myoclonus and faciobrachial dystonic seizures are mistaken as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients seen during 2010-2015 and diagnosed as noninfective encephalopathy were analyzed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514371/-igg4-related-sclerosing-disease-of-the-larynx
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D M Mustafaev
IgG4-related sclerosing disease of the larynx (IgG4-SD) is a recently described immunodependent systemic pathology characterized by diffusive or focal inflammatory infiltration of the affected organs and tissues by plasma cells expressing IgG4; it is accompanied by the subsequent development of obliterative phlebitis and fibrosclerosis associated with the increase of the serum IgG4 level. According to the recently published materials, the disease can also develop in the respiratory system. The present article describes the first documented case of IgG4-related sclerosing disease with the isolated lesion of the larynx...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496240/beyond-onj-a-review-of-the-potential-uses-of-bisphosphonates-in-dentistry
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N P Shah, S Nayee, M Pazianas, C Sproat
There is evidence, although limited, for beneficial effects of bisphophonates (BPs) across multiple dental specialties. Within implant dentistry BP coatings have been shown to significantly increase pull out forces and bone density in animal models, and significantly increase implant stability whilst reducing marginal bone loss in humans. Adjunctive topical and systemic application of BPs during conventional periodontal treatment have shown significant improvements in probing depth and clinical attachment level in various forms of periodontal disease...
May 12, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479483/coffee-and-autoimmunity-more-than-a-mere-hot-beverage
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REVIEW
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Coffee is one of the world's most consumed beverage. In the last decades, coffee consumption has attracted a huge body of research due to its impact on health. Recent scientific evidences showed that coffee intake could be associated with decreased mortality from cardiovascular and neurological diseases, diabetes type II, as well as from endometrial and liver cancer, among others. In this review, on the basis of available data in the literature, we aimed to investigate the association between coffee intake and its influence on the immune system and the insurgence of the most relevant autoimmune diseases...
May 4, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468018/the-gut-microbiota-and-the-hepatologist-will-our-bugs-prove-to-be-the-missing-link
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Mark J Pallen, Mohammed N Quraishi
The advent of next-generation sequencing has enabled in-depth analysis to study the composition and function of the gut microbiota in a culture-independent manner. Consequently, this has led to rapid interest in understanding the pathogenesis and progression of chronic liver disease in relation to perturbations of the gut microbiota. Animal models and human studies have demonstrated its crucial role in contributing to disease mechanisms in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease and more recently in primary sclerosing cholangitis...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427764/role-of-endoscopy-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-easl-clinical-guideline
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This guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) on the role of endoscopy in primary sclerosing cholangitis. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. Main recommendations.
June 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410939/acute-hand-ischemia-following-elective-venous-sclerotherapy-for-dorsal-hand-varicose-veins
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Steven M Andelman, Amanda L Walsh, Todd A Rubin, Michael R Hausman
Venous sclerotherapy is an emerging cosmetic treatment option for dorsal hand varicose veins. Although venous sclerotherapy is considered a safe and effective procedure for treatment of venous malformations and varicosities in both the upper and lower extremities, inadvertent injection of the sclerosing agent into the arterial system has led to reported instances of acute ischemic events and distal limb necrosis. This is a rare but well-documented complication of lower-extremity venous sclerotherapy. Only 2 cases have been reported in upper-extremity venous sclerotherapy, both of which occurred during treatment of complex vascular malformations...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403110/a-feasibility-study-of-digital-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedure-with-videos
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Miyuki Imanishi, Takeshi Ogura, Yoshitaka Kurisu, Saori Onda, Wataru Takagi, Atsushi Okuda, Akira Miyano, Mio Amano, Nobu Nishioka, Daisuke Masuda, Kazuhide Higuchi
Recently, the novel SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization system (SPY DS) has become available. This system offers several advantages over the conventional SPYGlass system. This study evaluated the clinical feasibility and efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for biliary disorder using SPY DS.In this retrospective study, consecutive patients who had biliary disorder were enrolled between November 2015 and February 2016. All patients could not be diagnosed or treated by standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in our hospital or at another hospital...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383652/th1-and-innate-lymphoid-cells-accumulate-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-associated-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Agnes Gwela, Priya Siddhanathi, Roger W Chapman, Simon Travis, Fiona Powrie, Carolina V Arancibia-Cárcamo, Alessandra Geremia
Background and Aims: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an idiopathic chronic disorder of the hepatobiliary system associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mainly ulcerative colitis (UC). Colitis in patients with PSC and UC (PSC-UC) exhibits characteristic features and is linked to increased colon cancer risk. Genetic studies have identified immune-related susceptibility genes that only partially overlap with those involved in IBD. These observations suggest that PSC-UC may represent a distinct form of IBD...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358710/sclerotherapy-for-orbital-lymphangioma-case-series-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Karnesh Chandrakant Patel, George Kalantzis, Nabil El-Hindy, Bernard Y Chang
Orbital lymphangioma is a lymphatic system lesion that commonly presents in childhood. Management of these lesions is complex. Sclerotherapy is a therapy used to treat and shrink lesions prior to or as an alternative to surgery. We present three cases of orbital lymphangioma that were treated with sclerotherapy. Case 1: A 6-month-old boy was presented in 2010 with right ptosis and proptosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) identified a lesion involving the right orbit and face. Case 2: A 3-year-old girl was presented in 2011 with intermittent right periorbital swelling and medial canthal bleeding...
March 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357084/sclerosing-adenosis-ultrasonographic-and-mammographic-findings-and-correlation-with-histopathology
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Ya-Ling Chen, Jia-Jian Chen, Cai Chang, Yi Gao, Jiong Wu, Wen-Tao Yang, Ya-Jia Gu
The present study was conducted to evaluate the radiological findings, particularly the ultrasonographic (US) characteristics of sclerosing adenosis (SA), and their correlation with histopathological results. A retrospective review identified 191 patients with a total of 200 lesions histopathologically confirmed as SA following breast surgery between July 2009 and December 2012. Of the 191 patients, 145 (151 lesions) with SA as the major component were included for US and mammographic (MG) analysis. All 145 patients analyzed were female, with a mean age ± standard deviation of 46...
February 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337739/intraductal-neoplasms-of-the-bile-duct-a-new-challenge-to-biliary-tract-tumor-pathology
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REVIEW
Yasuni Nakanuma, Katsuhiko Uesaka, Shiro Miyayama, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Masayuki Ohtsuka
Invasive biliary tract carcinomas are usually tubular adenocaricnomas with abundant desmoplastic reactions and frequent ductal and periductal invasion at the time of the diagnosis. Recently, several intraductal neoplasms of the bile duct, particularly at a pre-invasive stage, have been recognized. They include intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB), biliary intraepithelial neoplasm (BilIN), and others, such as intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) of the bile duct. IPNBs are grossly visible predominantly intraductal-growing papillary neoplasms covered by well-differentiated neoplastic epithelium with fine fibrovascular cores in the dilated bile ducts...
March 24, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288474/cholangiocellular-carcinoma
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Arndt Vogel, Anna Saborowski
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinomas (CCAs) are aggressive malignancies that display features of biliary differentiation. According to their anatomical location, CCAs are commonly classified as intrahepatic and extrahepatic tumors, the latter entity being further subdivided into perihilar CCAs, also termed as Klatskin tumors, and distal tumors. While a majority of CCAs occur sporadically, established risk factors such as liver fluke infestation or primary sclerosing cholangitis exist. SUMMARY: Due to lack of efficient early screening markers, CCAs are frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage when curative surgical resection is not an option...
March 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281846/autoimmune-liver-diseases-and-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-children-current-issues-and-future-perspectives
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Sabrina Cardile, Tommaso Alterio, Manila Candusso, Andrea Pietrobattista, Daniela Liccardo, Maria Sole Basso, Bronislava Papadatou, Fiammetta Bracci, Daniela Knafelz, Giuliano Torre
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) represent a group of intestinal disorders with a chronic and relapsing inflammation of the gut, and with a potential risk of systemic involvement of other organs and systems. Over the pediatric age, an incidence higher than 20% of developing extraintestinal manifestation during follow-up has been reported. The liver and the biliary system are frequently involved, and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is the most predominant entity with an incidence rate of 6.4-7.8% in children...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250296/two-cases-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-overlapping-with-autoimmune-hepatitis-in-adults
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Go Igarashi, Tetsu Endo, Kenichiro Mikami, Naoya Sawada, Ryu Satake, Rie Ohta, Juichi Sakamoto, Tetsuro Yoshimura, Akira Kurose, Hiroshi Kijima, Shinsaku Fukuda
Overlap syndrome between primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is extremely rare in Japan. We herein report two adult patients with PSC-AIH overlap syndrome. They were diagnosed with PSC-AIH overlap syndrome based on the findings of endoscopic retrograde cholangiography and liver biopsy, and using the International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group scoring system. In both cases, PSC preceded AIH, and combination therapy with steroid and ursodeoxycholic acid was effective. Because there are few reported cases in Japan, it is important to study more cases to shed light on the clinical and pathological features of PSC-AIH overlap syndrome...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223722/to-screen-or-not-to-screen-celiac-antibodies-in-liver-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Janaína Luz Narciso-Schiavon, Leonardo Lucca Schiavon
Celiac disease (CD) is a systemic immune-mediated disorder triggered by dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. The typical symptoms are anemia, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and abdominal pain. CD has been reported in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, aminotransferase elevations, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis. We evaluate recommendations for active screening for CD in patients with liver diseases, and the effect of a gluten-free diet in these different settings...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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