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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743167/preoperative-bevacizumab-and-volumetric-recovery-after-resection-of-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Georgios Antonios Margonis, Stefan Buettner, Nikolaos Andreatos, Kazunari Sasaki, Manijeh Zargham Pour, Ammar Deshwar, Jane Wang, Mounes Aliyari Ghasebeh, Christos Damaskos, Neda Rezaee, Timothy M Pawlik, Christopher L Wolfgang, Ihab R Kamel, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While preoperative treatment is frequently administered to CRLM patients, the impact of chemotherapy, with or without bevacizumab, on liver regeneration remains controversial. METHODS: The early and late regeneration indexes were defined as the relative increase in liver volume (RLV) within 2 and 9 months from surgery. Regeneration rates of the preoperative treatment groups were compared. RESULTS: Preoperative chemotherapy details and volumetric data were available for 185 patients; 78 (42...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741901/trends-in-hcv-treatment-uptake-efficacy-and-impact-on-liver-fibrosis-in-the-swiss-hiv-cohort-study
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Charles Béguelin, Annatina Suter, Enos Bernasconi, Jan Fehr, Helen Kovari, Heiner C Bucher, Marcel Stoeckle, Mathias Cavassini, Mathieu Rougemont, Patrick Schmid, Gilles Wandeler, Andri Rauch
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapies with interferon-free second-generation direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are highly effective and well tolerated. They have the potential to increase treatment eligibility and efficacy in HIV-infected patients. We assessed the impact of DAAs on treatment uptake, efficacy as well as its impact on the burden of liver disease in the Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS). METHODS: We describe clinical and virological characteristics of patients treated with second generation DAAs...
July 25, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741307/modelling-cost-effectiveness-and-health-gains-of-a-universal-vs-prioritized-hcv-treatment-policy-in-a-real-life-cohort
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Loreta A Kondili, Federica Romano, Francesca Romana Rolli, Matteo Ruggeri, Stefano Rosato, Maurizia Rossana Brunetto, Anna Linda Zignego, Alessia Ciancio, Alfredo Di Leo, Giovanni Raimondo, Carlo Ferrari, Gloria Taliani, Guglielmo Borgia, Teresa Antonia Santantonio, Pierluigi Blanc, Giovanni Battista Gaeta, Antonio Gasbarrini, Luchino Chessa, Elke Maria Erne, Erica Villa, Donatella Ieluzzi, Francesco Paolo Russo, Pietro Andreone, Maria Vinci, Carmine Coppola, Liliana Chemello, Salvatore Madonia, Gabriella Verucchi, Marcello Persico, Massimo Zuin, Massimo Puoti, Alfredo Alberti, Gerardo Nardone, Marco Massari, Giuseppe Montalto, Giuseppe Foti, Maria Grazia Rumi, Maria Giovanna Quaranta, Americo Cicchetti, Antonio Craxì, Stefano Vella
We evaluated the cost-effectiveness of two alternative DAA treatment policies in a real-life cohort of HCV-infected patients: Policy 1 - "universal": treat all patients, regardless of the fibrosis stage; Policy 2 - treat only "prioritized" patients, delay treatment of the remaining patients until reaching stage F3. A liver disease progression Markov model, which used a lifetime horizon and healthcare system perspective, was applied to the PITER cohort (representative of Italian HCV-infected patients in care)...
July 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741298/ifnl4-rs368234815-tt-%C3%AE-g-variant-is-associated-with-liver-damage-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Salvatore Petta, Luca Valenti, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Paola Dongiovanni, Rosaria Maria Pipitone, Calogero Cammà, Daniela Cabibi, Vito Di Marco, Anna Ludovica Fracanzani, Sara Badiali, Valerio Nobili, Silvia Fargion, Stefania Grimaudo, Antonio Craxì
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The IFNL3/4 locus influencing innate immunity regulation has been associated with the severity of hepatitis and fibrosis progression during chronic hepatitis C infection, while contrasting results were reported in NAFLD. In this study, we examined whether rs12979860 and the linked causal rs368234815 variant encoding for the alternative IFNL4 protein variant are associated with liver fibrosis and damage in a large multicenter cohort of patients at risk of NASH. To clarify the mechanism, we also evaluated the impact on interferon-stimulated gene (ISG) hepatic expression in a subset of patients...
July 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741270/involvement-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-in-the-progression-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Takashi Nakahara, Hideyuki Hyogo, Atsushi Ono, Yuko Nagaoki, Tomokazu Kawaoka, Daiki Miki, Masataka Tsuge, Nobuhiko Hiraga, Clair Nelson Hayes, Akira Hiramatsu, Michio Imamura, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Hiroshi Aikata, Hidenori Ochi, Hiromi Abe-Chayama, Hisako Furusho, Tomoaki Shintani, Hidemi Kurihara, Mutsumi Miyauchi, Takashi Takata, Koji Arihiro, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The risk factors in the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have not been fully clarified. Porphyromonas gingivalis (P.g) has been considered to be a confounding risk factor for systemic diseases. We aimed to evaluate the effect of P.g infection on risk of progression to NASH. METHODS: (1) Serum IgG antibody titers against P.g fimbriae (fimA) in 200 biopsy-proven NAFLD patients were measured by ELISA and compared with histological findings...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741239/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-simple-glucose-metabolism-parameters-may-reliably-predict-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-features
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Everton Cazzo, Laísa Simakawa Jimenez, Martinho Antonio Gestic, Murillo Pimentel Utrini, Fábio Henrique Mendonça Chaim, Felipe David Mendonça Chaim, José Carlos Pareja, Elinton Adami Chaim
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the correlation between features of NAFLD among individuals with morbid obesity and the surrogate IR markers homeostasis model assessment (HOMA), product of triglycerides and glucose (TyG), and triglyceride-to-high-density-lipoprotein ratio (TG/HDL-c). METHODS: A cross-sectional study, which enrolled 89 individuals who consecutively underwent bariatric surgery from February through December 2015, was conducted. NAFLD was assessed through histological examination of liver biopsies and correlated with the values of HOMA, TyG, and TG/HDL-c and their respective cutoff points for insulin resistance (IR)...
July 24, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741063/effects-of-astragalus-polysaccharide-on-mechanical-characterization-of-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cells-by-atomic-force-microscopy-at-nanoscale
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Wen-Liang Lu, Juan-Mei Li, Jiao Yang, Chen-Guang Xu, Sha-Sha Zhang, Jie Yan, Ting-Ting Zhang, Hui-Hui Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of Astragalus polysaccharide (APS), the primary effective component of the Chinese herb medicine Astragalus membranaceus (frequently used for its anti-hepatic fibrosis effects), on nanoscale mechanical properties of liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (SECs). METHODS: Using endothelial cell medium as the control, 5 experimental groups were established utilizing different concentrations of APS, i.e. 12.5, 25, 50, 100, and 200 μg/mL...
July 25, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740596/improved-hepascore-in-hepatitis-c-predicts-reversal-in-risk-of-adverse-outcome
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Angus W Jeffrey, Yi Huang, W Bastiaan de Boer, Leon A Adams, Gerry MacQuillan, David Speers, John Joseph, Gary P Jeffrey
AIM: To establish if serial Hepascore tests (referred to as delta Hepascore) in those with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) correlate with the increase and/or decrease in risk of liver related complications. METHODS: Three hundred and forty-six CHC patients who had two Hepascore tests performed were studied. During 1944 patient years follow-up 28 (8.1%) reached an endpoint. The Hepascore is a serum test that provides clinically useful data regarding the stage of liver fibrosis and subsequent clinical outcomes in chronic liver disease...
July 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739486/microrna-146a-5p-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-by-suppressing-profibrogenic-effects-of-tgf%C3%AE-1-and-lipopolysaccharide
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Yanting Zou, Yu Cai, Di Lu, Yi Zhou, Qunyan Yao, Shuncai Zhang
Liver fibrosis is characterized by proliferation and activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) is crucial for liver fibrogenesis, and gut-derived endotoxin (LPS) also plays an important role in liver fibrogenesis. In the present study, we found that microRNA-146a-5p (miR-146a-5p) could regulate TGFβ1/Smad and LPS/NF-κB/Bambi pathways to attenuate liver fibrosis. Downregulated miR-146a-5p and upregulated level of LPS were found in liver of CCl4-treated rats. On cellular level, expression of miR-146a-5p is reduced during primary rat HSCs naturally activation and changed in response to TGFβ1 and/or LPS stimulation in primary rat HSCs and human HSC line LX-2...
July 21, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739251/evidence-for-an-important-role-of-host-micrornas-in-regulating-hepatic-fibrosis-in-humans-infected-with-schistosoma-japonicum
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Sandrine Cabantous, Xunya Hou, Laurence Louis, Hongbin He, Odette Mariani, Xavier Sastre, Martine Daujat-Chavanieu, Yuesheng Li, Alain Dessein
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs that repress the translation of target gene transcripts. They have been implicated in various activities such as cell proliferation, survival, differentiation, migration and metabolism. We report here the first known miRNome and transcriptome analysis of human livers displaying advanced fibrosis due to Schistosoma japonicum infection. We present evidence that hsa-miR-150-5p, hsa-miR-10a-5p, hsa-miR-199a-3p, hsa-miR-4521, hsa-miR-222/221, hsa-miR-663b and hsa-miR-143-3p (associated without correction) play an important role in hepatic fibrosis by acting on metabolism, organization of the extracellular matrix proteins, lipid mobilization and limitation of oxidative damage stress...
July 21, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738321/serum-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-with-and-without-liver-cirrhosis
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Sławomira Drzymała-Czyż, Mariusz Szczepanik, Patrycja Krzyżanowska, Monika Duś-Żuchowska, Andrzej Pogorzelski, Ewa Sapiejka, Paweł Juszczak, Aleksandra Lisowska, Berthold Koletzko, Jarosław Walkowiak
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cystic fibrosis (CF) liver disease is the third most frequent cause of death in CF patients. Although it alters fatty acid (FA) metabolism, data concerning the profile of FA in CF patients with liver cirrhosis is lacking. This study aimed to assess the FA composition of serum phospholipids in CF patients with and without liver cirrhosis. METHODS: The study comprised 25 CF patients with liver cirrhosis and 25 without it. We assessed Z-scores for body height and weight, lung function, exocrine pancreatic sufficiency and colonization with Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737764/paired-related-homeobox-protein-1-regulates-pdgf-induced-chemotaxis-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-liver-fibrosis
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Jin Gong, Jian Han, Jiayi He, Jingmei Liu, Ping Han, Yunwu Wang, Mengke Li, Dongxiao Li, Xiangming Ding, Zhipeng Du, Jiazhi Liao, Dean Tian
Activation of the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)/PDGF beta receptor (PDGFβR) axis has a critical role in liver fibrosis. However, the mechanisms that regulate the PDGF signaling are yet to be elucidated. The present study demonstrates that paired related homeobox protein 1 (Prrx1) is involved in PDGF-dependent hepatic stellate cell (HSCs) migration via modulation of the expression of metalloproteinases MMP2 and MMP9. PDGF elevated the level of Prrx1 through the activation of ERK/Sp1 and PI3K/Akt/Ets1 pathways...
July 24, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737569/elevated-hemoglobin-level-is-associated-with-advanced-fibrosis-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Valentina Giorgio, Antonella Mosca, Arianna Alterio, Anna Alisi, Antonio Grieco, Valerio Nobili, Luca Miele
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) have been reported to be a risk marker of metabolic syndrome and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). No study exists on pediatric populations. We aimed to determine the association between hematological parameters, and the severity of disease in children with biopsy-proven NAFLD. METHODS: A total of 117 children (85 boys, mean age 12 years) with ultrasound evidence of NAFLD undergoing liver biopsy for diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), were prospectively enrolled between January 2011 and May 2013 in the setting of a tertiary care center...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737112/preoperative-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-predicts-perioperative-liver-related-complications-following-liver-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-metastases
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S Amptoulach, G Gross, C Sturesson, P Rissler, E Kalaitzakis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are limited data on the potential role of preoperative non-invasive markers, specifically the aspartate-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio and the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index, in predicting perioperative liver-related complications after hepatectomy for colorectal cancer metastases. METHODS: Patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal cancer metastases in a European institution during 2003-2010 were retrospectively enrolled...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736649/neoadjuvant-transarterial-radiation-lobectomy-for-colorectal-hepatic-metastases-a-small-cohort-analysis-on-safety-efficacy-and-radiopathologic-correlation
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Jehan L Shah, Ivan R Zendejas-Ruiz, Linday M Thornton, Brian S Geller, Joseph R Grajo, Amy Collinsworth, Thomas J George, Beau Toskich
Colorectal cancer patients have a high incidence of liver metastasis (ml-CRC). Surgical resection is the gold standard for treatment of hepatic metastasis but only a small percent of patients are traditional candidates based on disease extent and adequate size of the future liver remnant (FLR). Interventions such as portal vein embolization (PVE) and associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) are performed to increase FLR for operative conversion. Limitations to PVE include intrahepatic disease progression, portal vascular invasion, and utilization with concurrent chemotherapy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736303/the-good-and-the-bad-collagens-of-fibrosis-their-role-in-signaling-and-organ-function
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M A Karsdal, S H Nielsen, D J Leeming, L L Langholm, M J Nielsen, T Manon-Jensen, A Siebuhr, N S Gudmann, S Rønnow, J M Sand, S J Daniels, J H Mortensen, D Schuppan
Usually the dense extracellular structure in fibrotic tissues is described as extracellular matrix (ECM) or simply as collagen. However, fibrosis is not just fibrosis, which is already exemplified by the variant morphological characteristics of fibrosis due to viral versus cholestatic, autoimmune or toxic liver injury, with reticular, chicken wire and bridging fibrosis. Importantly, the overall composition of the ECM, especially the relative amounts of the many types of collagens, which represent the most abundant ECM molecules and which centrally modulate cellular functions and physiological processes, changes dramatically during fibrosis progression...
July 20, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736015/fibrosing-cholestatic-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplantation-therapeutic-options-before-and-after-introduction-of-direct-acting-antivirals-our-experience-and-literature-review
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O Tronina, K Ślubowska, N Mikołajczyk-Korniak, E Komuda-Leszek, R Wieczorek-Godlewska, B Łągiewska, M Pacholczyk, W Lisik, M Kosieradzki, M Durlik
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C is the most common indication for liver transplantation. The most aggressive form of hepatitis C virus (HCV) relapse after liver transplantation is fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C, which can be observed in 2% to 15% of recipients. METHODS: Double therapy with peg-interferon and ribavirin was characterized by low antiviral response, rapid fibrosis, and frequent graft failure within 1 year after surgery. RESULTS: Introduction of direct-acting antivirals for HCV treatment allows for more efficient therapy with less adverse reactions, including patients with fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735336/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-and-serological-markers-in-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-and-free-portal-pressure-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b
#18
Jun Li, Jie Yu, Xin-Yu Peng, Ting-Ting Du, Jia-Jia Wang, Jin Tong, Gui-Lin Lu, Xiang-Wei Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography, AST-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and FIB-4 in assessing liver fibrosis and free portal pressure in patients with hepatitis B. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 126 patients with hepatitis B who underwent liver surgery at the General Surgery Department of the First Affiliated Hospital of Shihezi University Medical School from February 2013 to August 2015. Preoperatively, shear wave velocity (SWV) of the liver was measured with the Siemens S2000 ultrasound system to reflect liver stiffness...
July 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734947/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-contributes-to-human-hepatic-stellate-cell-proliferation-and-migration
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Alexander Kikuchi, Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, Sucha Singh, Shanmugam Nagarajan, Nick Loizos, Satdarshan Monga
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα), a tyrosine kinase receptor, is up-regulated in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) during chronic liver injury. HSCs mediate hepatic fibrosis through their activation from a quiescent state partially in response to pro-fibrotic growth factors. HSC activation entails enhanced expression of pro-fibrotic genes, increase in proliferation, and increase in motility, which facilitates migration within the hepatic lobule. We show co-localization of PDGFRα in murine carbon tetrachloride, bile duct ligation (BDL), and 0...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734790/organ-weights-and-histopathology-of-double-crested-cormorants-phalacrocorax-auritus-dosed-orally-or-dermally-with-artificially-weathered-mississippi-canyon-252-crude-oil
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Kendal E Harr, Drury R Reavill, Steven J Bursian, Dave Cacela, Fred L Cunningham, Karen M Dean, Brian S Dorr, Katie C Hanson-Dorr, Kate Healy, Katherine Horak, Jane E Link, Susan Shriner, Robert E Schmidt
A series of toxicity tests were conducted to assess the effects of low to moderate exposure to artificially weathered Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon 252 crude oil on representative avian species as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. The present report summarizes effects of oral exposure (n=26) of double-crested cormorants (DCCO; Phalacrocorax auritus) to 5 or 10ml oil kg(-1) day(-1) for up to 21 days or dermal application (n=25) of 13ml oil to breast and back feathers every three days totaling 6 applications in 21 days on organ weights and histopathology...
July 19, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
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