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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636782/changing-trends-in-complications-of-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Mei Lu, Jia Li, Loralee B Rupp, Yueren Zhou, Scott D Holmberg, Anne C Moorman, Philip R Spradling, Eyasu H Teshale, Joseph A Boscarino, Yihe G Daida, Mark A Schmidt, Sheri Trudeau, Stuart C Gordon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related complications have increased over the past decade. METHODS: We used join-point regression modeling to investigate trends in these complications from 2006-2015, and the impact of demographics on these trends. Using data from the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study (CHeCS), we identified points at which the trend significantly changed, and estimated the annual percent change (APC) in rates of cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis, and all-cause mortality, adjusted by race, sex, and age...
June 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634841/patient-related-risk-factors-for-postoperative-infection-after-cholecystectomy
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Gona Jaafar, Folke Hammarqvist, Lars Enochsson, Gabriel Sandblom
BACKGROUND: The impact of patient-related risk factors on the incidence of postoperative infection after cholecystectomy is relatively unknown. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore potential patient-related risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) and septicaemia following cholecystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All cholecystectomies registered in the Swedish national population-based register for Gallstone Surgery and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (GallRiks) 2006-2014 were identified...
June 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634518/role-of-albumin-in-cirrhosis-from-a-hospitalist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Saqib Walayat, Daniel Martin, Jaymon Patel, Umair Ahmed, Muhammad N Asghar, Aparna U Pai, Sonu Dhillon
Albumin, a negatively charged globular protein encoded on chromosome 4, is one of the most abundant proteins in the plasma and accounts for approximately 75% of plasma oncotic pressure. The role of albumin in the management of various disease states has shown to be beneficial historically. Low serum albumin is a predictor of mortality and poor outcomes. In cirrhotics undergoing paracentesis, albumin infusion prevents rapid re-accumulation of ascitic fluid while simultaneously decreasing the risk of post-paracentesis related circulatory dysfunction...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634515/transarterial-chemoembolization-using-40-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-drug-eluting-beads-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Giorgio Greco, Tommaso Cascella, Antonio Facciorusso, Roberto Nani, Rodolfo Lanocita, Carlo Morosi, Marta Vaiani, Giuseppina Calareso, Francesca G Greco, Antonio Ragnanese, Marco A Bongini, Alfonso V Marchianò, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Carlo Spreafico
AIM: To assess the safety and efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using a new generation of 40 μm drug eluting beads in patients not eligible for curative treatment. METHODS: Drug eluting bead TACE (DEB-TACE) using a new generation of microspheres (embozene tandem, 40 μm) preloaded with 100 mg of doxorubicin was performed on 48 early or intermediate HCC patients with compensated cirrhosis. Response to therapy was assessed with Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) and modified RECIST (mRECIST) guidelines applied to computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634402/enhanced-antiviral-and-antifibrotic-effects-of-short-hairpin-rnas-targeting-hbv-and-tgf-%C3%AE-in-hbv-persistent-mice
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Lei Ye, Fangming Kan, Tao Yan, Jiaqi Cao, Leiliang Zhang, Zhijian Wu, Wuping Li
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes acute and chronic liver infection, which may lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Current treatments including interferons and nucleotide analogs, have limited therapeutic effects, underscoring the need to identify effective therapeutic options to inhibit HBV replication and prevent complications. Previous animal models mimicking chronic HBV infection do not faithfully reflect disease progression in humans. Here, we used our established HBV-persistent mouse line with liver fibrosis to evaluate the efficacy of novel therapies...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633871/high-fat-diet-induced-plasma-protein-and-liver-changes-in-obese-rats-can-be-attenuated-by-melatonin-supplementation
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Prapimpun Wongchitrat, Paul Klosen, Supitcha Pannengpetch, Kuntida Kitidee, Piyarat Govitrapong, Chartchalerm Isarankura-Na-Ayudhya
Obesity triggers changes in protein expression in various organs that might participate in the pathogenesis of obesity. Melatonin has been reported to prevent or attenuate such pathological protein changes in several chronic diseases. However, such melatonin effects on plasma proteins have not yet been studied in an obesity model. Using a proteomic approach, we investigated the effect of melatonin on plasma protein profiles after rats were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) to induce obesity. We hypothesized that melatonin would attenuate abnormal protein expression in obese rats...
June 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633199/diffuse-type-caroli-disease-with-characteristic-central-dot-sign-complicated-by-multiple-intrahepatic-and-common-bile-duct-stones
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Moon Joo Hwang, Tae Nyeun Kim
Caroli disease (CD) is a rare congenital malformation of the liver characterized by non-obstructive, segmental, cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (IHDs). The clinical course is usually asymptomatic for the first 5-20 years, and symptoms may seldom occur throughout the patient's life. Bile stagnation leads to recurrent episodes of cholangitis, stone formation, or liver abscesses, and biliary cirrhosis usually occurs years later. Here we report on a 42-year-old man diagnosed with diffuse-type CD with a characteristic central dot sign, who had multiple intrahepatic and common bile duct (CBD) stones...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631698/-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-a-20-year-experience-with-treatment
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T M Ignatova, L V Kozlovskaya, N B Gordovskaya, O A Chernova, S Yu Milovanova, P I Novikov, T P Nekrasova, T V Beketova, N A Mukhin
AIM: To summarize the experience of a multidisciplinary therapy hospital in treating patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients (mean age, 49.4±10.3 years) with HCV-associated CV were examined and followed up for an average period of 2.8±3.6 years. The efficiency of traditional (corticosteroids ± cyclophosphamide) and selective (rituximab) immunosuppressive therapy (IST) was estimated in 31 and 15 observations, respectively, and that of antiviral therapy (AVT) in 25...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624924/evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-a-review-from-the-society-of-abdominal-radiology-disease-focus-panel
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REVIEW
Jeanne M Horowitz, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman, Kartik Jhaveri, Patrick Kamath, Michael A Ohliger, Anthony E Samir, Alvin C Silva, Bachir Taouli, Michael S Torbenson, Michael L Wells, Benjamin Yeh, Frank H Miller
Hepatic fibrosis is potentially reversible; however early diagnosis is necessary for treatment in order to halt progression to cirrhosis and development of complications including portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. Morphologic signs of cirrhosis on ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) alone are unreliable and are seen with more advanced disease. Newer imaging techniques to diagnose liver fibrosis are reliable and accurate, and include magnetic resonance elastography and US elastography (one-dimensional transient elastography and point shear wave elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse imaging)...
June 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624106/alcohol-use-and-smoking-after-liver-transplantation-complications-and-prevention
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REVIEW
José Ursic-Bedoya, Hélène Donnadieu-Rigole, Stéphanie Faure, Georges-Philippe Pageaux
The last thirty years have been very prosperous in the field of liver transplantation (LT), with great advances in organ conservation, surgical techniques, peri-operative management and long-term immunosuppression, resulting in improved patient and graft survival rates as well as quality of life. However, substance addiction after LT, namely alcohol and tobacco, results in short term morbidity together with medium and long-term mortality. The main consequences can be vascular (increased risk of hepatic artery thrombosis in smokers), hepatic (recurrent alcoholic cirrhosis in alcohol relapsers) and oncological (increased risk of malignancy in patients consuming tobacco and/or alcohol after LT)...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618039/serum-galectin-9-levels-are-correlated-to-liver-fibrosis-regardless-of-chronic-inflammation-or-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complications
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Koji Fujita, Toshiro Niki, Takako Nomura, Kyoko Oura, Tomoko Tadokoro, Teppei Sakamoto, Joji Tani, Hirohito Yoneyama, Asahiro Morishita, Noriyuki Kuroda, Takeshi Arai, Naoki Nishimoto, Takashi Himoto, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Chronic liver diseases (CLDs) progress from chronic inflammation to fibrosis to tumorigenesis. Galectin-9, a β-galactoside-specific animal lectin, is indicated to contribute to all three steps of progression. The aim of this study was to determine which of the three steps was most dominant in elevating the serum galectin-9 concentration and to test the possibility of galectin-9 as a serum biomarker. METHODS: Japanese patients with chronic hepatitis (CH), liver cirrhosis (LC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or alcoholic liver disease who provided informed consent were enrolled in this study...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616745/bacterial-meningitis-complicating-the-course-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Pasquale Pagliano, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro, Silvano Esposito
Meningitis is rarely reported in studies investigating bacterial infections in patients affected by liver cirrhosis. We investigated the findings of bacterial meningitis in patients affected by liver cirrhosis referred to our department in a 16-year period. MATERIALS: Patients with cirrhosis and bacterial meningitis were enrolled. Cirrhosis was defined by liver histology or clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic and endoscopic findings. Bacterial meningitis was defined by cerebro-spinal fluid pleocytosis (>10/mcl) and characteristic clinical presentation...
June 14, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614231/incidence-prevalence-and-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-the-united-kingdom
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Huifang Liang, Sudhakar Manne, Jesse Shick, Trevor Lissoos, Paul Dolin
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare obliterative fibrotic condition of the bile ducts. We assessed PSC epidemiology and natural history within the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).Incidence and natural history of PSC were evaluated in a retrospective cohort study using linkage of CPRD, Hospital Episode Statistics, and Office for National Statistics data. Data from age, sex, and general practice-matched population controls provided a context for the incident PSC patients. Liver disease other than PSC was defined as autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis, hepatomegaly, liver failure, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, cholangiocarcinoma, or hepatobiliary cancer...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614215/effects-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-bcaas-on-the-progression-of-advanced-liver-disease-a-korean-nationwide-multicenter-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
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Jung Gil Park, Won Young Tak, Soo Young Park, Young Oh Kweon, Se Young Jang, Yu Rim Lee, Si Hyun Bae, Jae Young Jang, Do Young Kim, June Sung Lee, Ki Tae Suk, In Hee Kim, Heon Ju Lee, Woo Jin Chung, Byoung Kuk Jang, Jeong Ill Suh, Jeong Heo, Won Kee Lee
Evidence of the potential benefits of long-term oral branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation in reducing the severity of liver disease is limited.Patients who were diagnosed with liver cirrhosis with a Child-Pugh (CP) score of 8-10 were included. The BCAA group consumed BCAAs daily for at least 6 months, and the control group consumed a diet without BCAA. We analyzed the improvements based on the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, CP score, incidence of cirrhosis-related complications, and event-free survival over 2 years...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614081/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-a-rare-but-severe-complication-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Sandra Lopes, Graça Ribeiro, Pedro Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is the most common infectious complication in cirrhosis. Spontaneous fungal peritonitis is rare and remains unknown. In this work, spontaneous fungal peritonitis as well as risk factors and prognosis are characterized. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of 253 consecutive admissions by peritonitis in cirrhotic patients was carried out between 2006 and 2015. Comparison of patients with spontaneous fungal peritonitis (cases) and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis with positive microbiologic ascitic fluid culture (controls) was performed...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611262/relative-adrenal-insufficiency-is-associated-with-the-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-stable-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Evangelos Cholongitas, Ioannis Goulis, Eirini Pagkalidou, Anna Haidich, Apostolos Karagiannis, Theodora Nakouti, Chrysoula Pipili, Theodora Oikonomou, Spyros Gerou, Evangelos Akriviadis
BACKGROUND: The clinical impact of relative adrenal insufficiency (AI) on patients with stable decompensated cirrhosis (DeCi) has not been yet elucidated. AIM: Explore the association between AI and outcome [death or liver transplantation (LT)] in patients with DeCi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with DeCi presenting no active complication have been included. Clinical and laboratory data, including serum levels of corticosteroid-binding globulin (CBG), interleukin (IL)-1b, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNFα) were recorded in each participant...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611261/non-neoplastic-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-hcv-cirrhosis-patients-is-it-an-immuno-inflammatory-disorder
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Mona Abu El-Makarem, Atef El-Akad, Moustafa Elian, Tahra Sherif, Ragaa El-Shaheed, Aliaa Abd El Fatah, Douaa Sayed, Rania Bakry, Aisha Mahmoud
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a critical complication in cirrhotic patients. We explored the role of the activated factor VII-antithrombin (FVIIa-AT) complex and enhanced monocytic tissue factor (TF) expression in the development and prediction of non-neoplastic PVT in cirrhotic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 30 HCV-cirrhosis patients were included in our study. They were compared to 35 cirrhotic patients without PVT, 15 non-cirrhotic patients with PVT, and 15 healthy controls...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610476/budd-chiari-syndrome-with-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-characteristic-and-long-term-outcomes-of-endovascular-treatment
#18
Peng-Li Zhou, Gang Wu, Xin-Wei Han, Lei Yan, Wen-Guang Zhang
Purpose To identify the characteristics and evaluate the long-term outcomes of endovascular treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Methods Forty-seven consecutive Budd-Chiari syndrome patients with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage were referred for the treatment with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty, and subsequently underwent follow-up. Data were retrospectively collected and follow-up observations were performed at 1, 2, 2-5, and 5-8 years postoperatively. Results Cirrhosis was presented in 16 patients, and splenoportography reviewed obvious varices in 18 patients...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604464/liver-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rachel C Steckelberg, Zarah D Antongiorgi, Randolph H Steadman
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an acquired thrombophilic disorder characterized by autoantibodies to cell membrane phospholipids. While altered coagulation can complicate end-stage liver disease, there are few reports describing the perioperative management for liver transplantation in recipients with a preexisting hypercoagulable disorder, such as APS. We present a patient with a history of APS, Budd-Chiari syndrome with cirrhosis, hepatopulmonary syndrome, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia who underwent liver transplantation complicated by hepatic artery thrombosis...
June 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604246/is-portomesenteric-vein-thrombosis-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-related-to-short-course-prophylaxis-of-thromboembolism-a-monocentric-retrospective-analysis-about-an-infrequent-but-not-rare-complication-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Francesco Caruso, Giovanni Cesana, Laura Lomaglio, Stefano Cioffi, Francesca Ciccarese, Matteo Uccelli, Stefano Olmi
BACKGROUND: Portomesenteric vein thrombosis (PMVT) is considered a rare and potentially fatal complication of bariatric surgery. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most performed bariatric procedures in the world. PMVT in LSG was first reported in 2009 by Berthet et al. in a thrombophilic patient. No data exist regarding the real prevalence of this complication specifically after LSG. METHODS: We examined retrospectively all the clinical records of patients who underwent LSG for morbid obesity from January 2011 to December 2016...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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