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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236317/association-of-rno-mir-183-96-182-cluster-with-diethylnitrosamine-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-wistar-rats
#1
Rajeev Chandel, Roli Saxena, Ashim Das, Jyotdeep Kaur
Chronic liver injury due to various etiological factors including environmental carcinogens results in development of liver fibrosis. Numerous studies showed role of miRNAs in liver fibrosis. In the present study, we determined the rno-miR-183-96-182 cluster expression during hepatic fibrosis induced by diethylnitrosamine (DEN) treated Wistar rats and its association with plasma levels of circulating rno-miR-96, rno-miR-182, rno-miR-183, liver function test and lipid profile, aiming to identify their potential for histological stratification and early diagnosis of liver fibrosis...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235488/nomogram-for-cirrhosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-simple-self-assessed-scale-for-individual-risk-of-cirrhosis
#2
Zhiqiao Zhang, Jing Li, Peng Wang, Tingshan He, Yanling Ouyang, Yiyan Huang
The aim of this retrospective study was to establish a simple self-assessed scale for individual risk of cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B. A total of 1808 consecutive patients were enrolled and analyzed. According to the results of multivariate logistic regression analysis, a simple nomogram was calculated for cirrhosis. The area under receiver operating characteristic curves (AUROCs) were calculated to compare the diagnostic accuracy of nomogram with aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI), fibrosis index based on the four factors (FIB-4), and S index...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235266/host-genetic-variations-associated-with-disease-progression-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#3
REVIEW
Kentaro Matsuura, Yasuhito Tanaka
Treatment with recently-developed interferon-free oral regimens combining direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) results in the elimination of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in almost all chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. In the era of DAAs, surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after eradication of HCV by anti-HCV therapy is particularly important. As is well known, an advanced state of hepatic fibrosis is the major risk factor for developing HCC. Therefore, an increased understanding of various factors associated with disease progression and development of HCC in CHC patients is essential for implementing personalized treatment and surveillance of disease progression and HCC...
December 13, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235231/influencing-factors-in-quantitative-measurement-using-activated-platelet-levels-and-platelet-activating-capacity-for-the-assessment-of-thrombosis-in-pre-metabolic-syndrome-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#4
Kozue Okano, Kazuki Shitamoto, Minako Araki, Chie Kawamoto, Reo Kawano, Hiroshi Nogaki
Activated platelet levels and platelet-activating capacity are well recognized as useful index parameters for the physiological and pharmacological prediction of thrombotic events. Recently, quantitative measurements for platelet functions using a flow cytometer have been increasing gradually. However, the relation of physiological factors, such as sex, aging, and laboratory tests, to platelet functions has not been well documented. We conducted a blood analysis of people with normal/pre-metabolic syndrome and patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to clarify the pathological factors...
December 12, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235127/joint-modeling-of-multiple-ordinal-adherence-outcomes-via-generalized-estimating-equations-with-flexible-correlation-structure
#5
Zhen Jiang, Yimeng Liu, Abdus S Wahed, Geert Molenberghs
Adherence to medication is critical in achieving effectiveness of many treatments. Factors that influence adherence behavior have been the subject of many clinical studies. Analyzing adherence is complicated because it is often measured on multiple drugs over a period, resulting in a multivariate longitudinal outcome. This paper is motivated by the Viral Resistance to Antiviral Therapy of Chronic Hepatitis C study, where adherence is measured on two drugs as a bivariate ordinal longitudinal outcome. To analyze such outcome, we propose a joint model assuming the multivariate ordinal outcome arose from a partitioned latent multivariate normal process...
December 13, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234634/association-of-serum-ferritin-with-diabetes-and-alcohol-in-patients-with-non-viral-liver-disease-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Rohan C Siriwardana, Madunil A Niriella, Anuradha Dassanayake, Dileepa Ediriweera, Bhagya Gunetilleke, Thenuka Sivasundaram, Janaka de Silva
INTRODUCTION: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a leading cause for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Sri Lanka. Diabetes mellitus, alcohol abuse, and liver inflammation are known to increase the risk of HCC. The present study evaluates serum ferritin levels in a cohort of patients with non-viral HCC (nvHCC). METHODOLOGY: Consecutive patients with nvHCC presenting to the Colombo North Liver transplant Service, Ragama, from January 2012 to July 2013 were investigated...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234632/an-ecological-study-of-the-association-between-air-pollution-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-incidence-in-texas
#7
Luca Cicalese, Loren Raun, Ali Shirafkan, Laura Campos, Daria Zorzi, Mauro Montalbano, Colin Rhoads, Valia Gazis, Katherine Ensor, Cristiana Rastellini
Introduction: Primary liver cancer is a significant cause of cancer-related death in both the United States and the world at large. Hepatocellular carcinoma comprises 90% of these primary liver cancers and has numerous known etiologies. Evaluation of these identified etiologies and other traditional risk factors cannot explain the high incidence rates of hepatocellular carcinoma in Texas. Texas is home to the second largest petrochemical industry and agricultural industry in the nation; industrial activity and exposure to pathogenic chemicals have never been assessed as potential links to the state's increased incidence rate of hepatocellular carcinoma...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234589/retrospective-study-of-predictors-of-bone-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
#8
Zhenghong, Zihua Zhu, Guoweijian, Zhangning, Caiyunyun, Yingjiangshan, Xiaomi
Background: We explored risk factors for bone metastasis (BMs) in colorectal cancer (CRC) to improve in early diagnosis and follow-up and to reduce bone metastasis. Methods: With a retrospective analysis of 2066 patients with CRC treated in our institution from January 2006 to January 2015, we assessed high-risk variables associated with bone metastasis using univariate and multivariate analyses. Results: Of those subjects studied, 102 patients developed BMs, including 62 of 1014 the rectal cancer patients and 40 of the 1052 colon cancer patients...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234200/nutrition-and-muscle-in-cirrhosis
#9
REVIEW
Anil C Anand
As the cirrhosis progresses, development of complication like ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, kidney dysfunction, and hepatocellular carcinoma signify increasing risk of short term mortality. Malnutrition and muscle wasting (sarcopenia) is yet other complications that negatively impact survival, quality of life, and response to stressors, such as infection and surgery in patients with cirrhosis. Conventionally, these are not routinely looked for, because nutritional assessment can be a difficult especially if there is associated fluid retention and/or obesity...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234196/glycochenodeoxycholic-acid-does-not-increase-transforming-growth-factor-beta-expression-in-bile-duct-epithelial-cells-or-collagen-synthesis-in-myofibroblasts
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Anna Wang, Dorothy Yu, Yuewen Gong, Jessie Garber, Gerald Y Minuk
Background/Aims: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, progressive hepatobiliary disorder characterized by extensive fibrosis and stricturing of the intra- and/or extra-hepatic bile ducts: Previous studies have documented low phosphatylcholine (PC) concentrations in PSC bile. The aim of this study was to determine whether low PC levels in bile facilitate toxic bile acid induced injury of biliary tract epithelial cells resulting in enhanced transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) expression and increased collagen synthesis by myofibroblasts...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233142/role-of-disturbed-fatty-acids-metabolism-in-the-pathophysiology-of-diabetic-erectile-dysfunction
#11
Mohamed Raâfet Ben Khedher, Houda Bouhajja, Samia Haj Ahmed, Mohamed Abid, Kamel Jamoussi, Mohamed Hammami
BACKGROUND: Vasculogenic erectile dysfunction (VED) is considered as a common complication among people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). We tested whether changes in fatty acid (FAs) classes measured in erythrocytes are associated with increased risk of diabetic VED along with related risk factors. METHODS: We assessed erythrocyte FAs composition, lipid peroxidation parameters and inflammatory cytokines among 72 T2D men with VED, 78 T2D men without VED and 88 healthy volunteers with similar age...
December 12, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233029/molecular-hepatoprotective-effects-of-lipoic-acid-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-hepatoprotection-at-molecular-level
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K M Sadek, E A Saleh, S M Nasr
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is a noteworthy well-being issue that can prompt the progression of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Prominently, many antioxidants have been shown to have defensive impacts against liver fibrosis. AIM: Subsequently, in the present study, the viability of alpha-lipoic acid (α-LA) in ensuring against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-actuated liver fibrosis and the mechanism(s) involved in this defensive impact were considered in rats...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232254/orthotropic-live-transplantation-for-cirrhosis-from-hepatitis-c-virus-leads-to-correction-of-factor-ix-deficiency-allowing-for-ankle-arthroplasty-without-factor-replacement-in-a-patient-with-moderate-haemophilia-b
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Kumiko Ono, Jun Hirose, Song H Chang, Minoru Kubota, Junya Kinkawa, Megumi Noguchi, Hideyuki Takedani
: Liver transplantation is one of the treatments for haemophilic patients having severe liver cirrhosis who are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Patients with haemophilia can develop arthroplasty requiring surgical intervention, and the surgical outcomes of patients undergoing such procedures after liver transplant has not been reported. Treatment for arthropathy is important for improving the quality of life for patients who survive after liver transplantation. We report the first case of ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis in a patient with haemophilia B after undergoing living donor liver transplantation...
December 11, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232004/three-types-of-pres1-start-codon-deletion-variants-in-the-natural-course-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
#14
Won Hyeok Choe, Hong Kim, So-Young Lee, Yu-Min Choi, So Young Kwon, Hee Won Moon, Mina Hur, Bum-Joon Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Naturally occurring hepatitis B virus variants carrying a deletion in the preS1 start codon region may evolve during long-lasting virus-host interactions in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The aim of this study was to determine the immune phase-specific prevalent patterns of preS1 start codon deletion variants and related factors during the natural course of CHB. METHODS: A total of 399 CHB patients were enrolled. Genotypic analysis of three different preS1 start codon deletion variants (classified by deletion size: 15-bp, 18-bp, and 21-bp deletion variants) was performed...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231188/major-hepatic-complications-in-ursodeoxycholic-acid-treated-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-risk-factors-and-time-trends-in-incidence-and-outcome
#15
Maren H Harms, Willem J Lammers, Douglas Thorburn, Christophe Corpechot, Pietro Invernizzi, Harry L A Janssen, Pier M Battezzati, Frederik Nevens, Keith D Lindor, Annarosa Floreani, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Marlyn J Mayo, George N Dalekos, Tony Bruns, Albert Parés, Andrew L Mason, Xavier Verhelst, Kris V Kowdley, Jorn C Goet, Gideon M Hirschfield, Bettina E Hansen, Henk R van Buuren
OBJECTIVES: In this era of near universal ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), progression to cirrhosis still occurs in an important proportion of patients. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of cirrhosis-associated complications in patients with PBC and assess risk factors and impact on survival. METHODS: Cohorts of UDCA-treated patients from 16 European and North-American liver centers were included. We used Cox proportional hazards assumptions and Kaplan-Meier estimates...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230907/comparative-evaluation-of-gpr-versus-apri-and-fib-4-in-predicting-different-levels-of-liver-fibrosis-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#16
Dan-Ping Liu, Wei Lu, Zhan-Qing Zhang, Yan-Bing Wang, Rong-Rong Ding, Xin-Lan Zhou, Dan Huang, Xiu-Fen Li
It is of great significance to develop and evaluate noninvasive indexes predicting the level of liver fibrosis. The aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase-to-platelet ratio (GPR) versus aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis index based on 4 factors (FIB-4) in predicting different levels of liver fibrosis of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) within the framework of HBeAg-positive and HBeAg-negative patients. 1157 HBeAg-positive and 859 HBeAg-negative CHB patients were enrolled, among whom the pathological stage ≥S2, ≥S3, ≥ S4 were defined as significant fibrosis, extensive fibrosis and cirrhosis, respectively...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230145/practical-issues-in-the-management-of-overt-hepatic-encephalopathy
#17
Ganesh Pantham, Kevin D Mullen
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a condition that encompasses a range of neuropsychiatric abnormalities in patients with significant liver disease. Overt HE occurs in approximately 30% to 45% of patients with cirrhosis. This article discusses practical issues in the management of patients with overt HE and cirrhosis, including a recently developed 4-pronged approach that consists of identifying and correcting precipitating factors, recognizing and treating concomitant medical conditions, commencing empiric treatment, and caring for the unconscious patient...
November 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229400/tumor-necrosis-factor-producing-t-regulatory-cells-are-associated-with-severe-liver-injury-in-patients-with-acute-hepatitis-a
#18
Yoon Seok Choi, Min Kyung Jung, Jeewon Lee, Seong Jin Choi, Sung Hoon Choi, Hyun Woong Lee, Jong-Joo Lee, Hyung Joon Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Dong Hyeon Lee, Won Kim, Su-Hyung Park, Jun R Huh, Hyoung-Pyo Kim, Jun Yong Park, Eui-Cheol Shin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells control immune responses and maintain immune homeostasis. However, under inflammatory conditions, Treg cells produce cytokines that promote inflammation. We investigated production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) by Treg cells in patients with acute hepatitis A (AHA), and examined the characteristics of these cells and association with clinical factors. METHODS: We analyzed blood samples collected from 63 patients with AHA at the time of hospitalization (and some at later time points) and 19 healthy donors in South Korea...
December 8, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229311/an-extra-priming-dose-of-hepatitis-a-vaccine-to-adult-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-drug-induced-immunosuppression-a-prospective-open-label-multi-center-study
#19
Anja Rosdahl, Christian Herzog, Gert Frösner, Torbjörn Norén, Lars Rombo, Helena H Askling
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have indicated that a pre-travel single dose of hepatitis A vaccine is not sufficient as protection against hepatitis A in immunocompromised travelers. We evaluated if an extra dose of hepatitis A vaccine given shortly prior to traveling ensures seroconversion. METHOD: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 69, median age = 55 years) treated with Tumor Necrosis Factor inhibitor(TNFi) and/or Methotrexate (MTX) were immunized with two doses of hepatitis A vaccine, either as double dose or four weeks apart, followed by a booster dose at six months...
December 8, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229136/the-gut-liver-axis-impact-of-a-mouse-model-of-small-bowel-bacterial-overgrowth
#20
Qingqing Wang, Bin Wang, Vijay Saxena, Lili Miles, Josh Tiao, Joel E Mortensen, Jaimie D Nathan
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms by which intestinal bacteria impact liver diseases remain poorly understood. The aim of this study was to develop a mouse model of small-bowel bacterial overgrowth and to determine its impact on hepatobiliary injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A jejunal self-filling blind loop (SFBL) was created in C57BL/6 mice. Three weeks after surgery, the mice were euthanized, and bacterial cultures of luminal content of the loop and extraintestinal tissues were performed...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
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