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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142479/medication-beliefs-predict-medication-adherence-in-ambulatory-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Kelly L Hayward, Patricia C Valery, Jennifer H Martin, Antara Karmakar, Preya J Patel, Leigh U Horsfall, Caroline J Tallis, Katherine A Stuart, Penny L Wright, David D Smith, Katharine M Irvine, Elizabeth E Powell, W Neil Cottrell
AIM: To investigate the impact of medication beliefs, illness perceptions and quality of life on medication adherence in people with decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: One hundred adults with decompensated cirrhosis completed a structured questionnaire when they attended for routine outpatient hepatology review. Measures of self-reported medication adherence (Morisky Medication Adherence Scale), beliefs surrounding medications (Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire), perceptions of illness and medicines (Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire), and quality of life (Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire) were examined...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108189/-guidelines-on-the-management-of-ascites-and-complications-in-cirrhosis
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September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083080/underappreciation-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-primary-care-clinicians-limited-awareness-of-surrogate-markers-of-fibrosis
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Preya J Patel, Xuan Banh, Leigh U Horsfall, Kelly L Hayward, Fabrina Hossain, Tracey Johnson, Katherine A Stuart, Nigel N Brown, Nivene Saad, Andrew Clouston, Katharine M Irvine, Anthony W Russell, Patricia C Valery, Suzanne Williams, Elizabeth E Powell
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common cause of incidental liver test abnormalities. General practitioners have a key role in identifying people with NAFLD at risk of significant liver disease. Recent specialist guidelines emphasize the use of fibrosis algorithms or serum biomarkers rather than routine liver tests, to assess advanced fibrosis. This study evaluated primary care clinicians' current approach to diagnosis, management and referral of NAFLD. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of primary care clinicians was undertaken through a structured questionnaire about NAFLD...
October 30, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069254/accuracy-of-transient-elastography-fibroscan%C3%A2-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-imaging-the-enhanced-liver-fibrosis-elf-test-apri-and-the-fib-4-index-compared-with-liver-biopsy-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Taisa Grotta Ragazzo, Denise Paranagua-Vezozzo, Fabiana Roberto Lima, Daniel Ferraz de Campos Mazo, Mário Guimarães Pessoa, Claudia Pinto Oliveira, Venancio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Flair José Carrilho
OBJECTIVES: Although liver biopsy is the gold standard for determining the degree of liver fibrosis, issues regarding its invasiveness and the small amount of liver tissue evaluated can limit its applicability and interpretation in clinical practice. Non-invasive evaluation methods for liver fibrosis can address some of these limitations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of transient elastography-FibroScan®, acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI), enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF), the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and the FIB-4 index compared with liver biopsy in hepatitis C...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055934/cryptogenic-cirrhosis-and-sitosterolemia-a-treatable-disease-if-identified-but-fatal-if-missed
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Fateh Bazerbachi, Erin E Conboy, Taofic Mounajjed, Kymberly D Watt, Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, Shailendra B Patel, Patrick S Kamath
Sitosterolemia is an autosomal recessive metabolic disease caused by mutations in ABCG5 or ABCG8 genes which encode for the (ATP)-binding cassette (ABC) transporters that are responsible for the trafficking of xenosterols. Liver involvement is not a recognized manifestation of this disease, and cirrhosis has been reported only once in the medical literature. We describe a fatal case of a 21-year old South Asian male who presented with decompensated cirrhosis, and biochemical abnormalities consistent with sitosterolemia...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977116/variceal-bleeding-update-of-recommendations-from-the-brazilian-association-of-hepatology
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Paulo Lisboa Bittencourt, Edna Strauss, Alberto Queiroz Farias, Angelo Alves de Mattos, Edmundo Pessoa Lopes
Since the publication of the Brazilian Association of Hepatology recommendations for the prevention and treatment of variceal bleeding in 2010, new evidence-based data were reported in the literature. This has changed our current management for portal hypertension. This review updates the previous recommendations. It takes the new prognostic staging of cirrhosis into account allowing tailored treatment for advanced fibrosis, compensated or decompensated cirrhosis. An organizing panel of five experts reviewed all recommendations according to available data, which were subsequently scrutinized by all members of the Brazilian Association of Hepatology using a web-based approach...
October 2, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977113/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-children-and-adolescents
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Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Caroline Caldeira Hosken, Thaís Costa Nascentes Queiroz
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a rare disease, but its prevalence has been underestimated in children and adolescents due to broad variation in clinical presentation as well as diagnostic challenges in this life period. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate children and adolescents with primary sclerosing cholangitis and to describe their clinical, laboratorial, histopathological, and cholangiography conditions. METHODS: This is an observational descriptive research that took place from 2005 to 2016 and included all the patients seen in the Outpatient Unit for Pediatric Hepatology of Hospital das Clinicas of UFMG who had been diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis before the age of 18...
October 2, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870446/hepacontrol-a-program-that-reduces-early-readmissions-mortality-at-60-days-and-healthcare-costs-in-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Betty P Morales, Ramon Planas, Ramon Bartoli, Rosa M Morillas, Margarita Sala, Irma Casas, Carolina Armengol, Helena Masnou
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Decompensated cirrhosis patients have an elevated incidence of early readmission, mortality and economic burden. The aims of HEPACONTROL were to reduce early readmission and to evaluate its impact on mortality and emergency department visits. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Quasi-experimental study with control group which compared two cohorts of patients discharged after being admitted for cirrhosis-related complications. A prospective cohort (n=80), who followed the HEPACONTROL program, which began with a follow-up examination seven days after discharge at the Hepatology Unit Day Hospital and a retrospective cohort of patients (n=112), who had been given a standard follow-up...
August 13, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857900/regression-of-liver-fibrosis-over-a-24-week-period-after-completing-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-receiving-care-within-the-national-hepatitis-c-elimination-program-in-georgia-results-of-hepatology-clinic-hepa-experience
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Ekaterine Dolmazashvili, Akaki Abutidze, Nikoloz Chkhartishvili, Marine Karchava, Lali Sharvadze, Tengiz Tsertsvadze
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the impact of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy on liver fibrosis regression measured by transient elastography (TE) in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was carried out in HCV monoinfected patients with advanced liver fibrosis or cirrhosis receiving interferon (IFN)-containing or IFN-free DAA therapy. Liver stiffness (LS) score more than 14.5 kPa indicated LS-defined cirrhosis...
November 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837442/diagnosis-follow-up-and-treatment-of-cystic-fibrosis-related-liver-disease
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Ivo P van de Peppel, Anna Bertolini, Johan W Jonker, Frank A J A Bodewes, Henkjan J Verkade
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an insight and overview of the challenges in the diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of cystic fibrosis-related liver disease (CFLD). RECENT FINDINGS: The variable pathophysiology of CFLD complicates its diagnosis and treatment. A 'gold standard' for CFLD diagnosis is lacking. Over the past years, new techniques to diagnose features of CFLD, such as transient elastography, have been investigated. Although most of these tests confirm cystic fibrosis-related liver involvement (CFLI), they are, however, not suitable to distinguish various phenotypical presentations or predict progression to clinically relevant cirrhosis or portal hypertension...
August 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809742/treatment-of-chronic-hcv-infection-with-the-new-direct-acting-antivirals-daa-first-report-of-a-real-world-experience-in-southern-brazil
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Hugo Cheinquer, Hoel Sette-Jr, Fernando H Wolff, Alexandre de Araujo, Silvia Coelho-Borges, Silvia R P Soares, Mauricio F A Barros
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: There is almost no data regarding the efficacy of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) therapy in Brazil. The aim of this historical cohort study is to describe the sustained virologic response (SVR) rate among real-world compensated chronic hepatitis C patients in three hepatology centers from Southern Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were included if they had at least 12 weeks follow-up after the end of therapy. Patients that were lost to follow-up or had treatment prematurely interrupted for any reason were considered treatment failure in this intention to treat analysis...
September 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797326/severe-liver-disease-related-to-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-treatment-naive-patients-epidemiological-characteristics-and-associated-factors-at-first-expert-centre-visit-france-2000-to-2007-and-2010-to-2014
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Alice Sanna, Yann Le Strat, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Sylvie Deuffic Burban, Patrizia Carrieri, Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau, Christine Larsen
Given recent profound improvements in the effectiveness of antiviral treatment for chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, we aimed to describe the characteristics of patients referred to hepatology expert centres in France from 2000 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2014, and to identify factors associated with severe liver disease at their first visit for evaluation. We analysed data from two sources covering all of France: the former hepatitis C surveillance network, which included patients between 2000 and 2007, and the ANRS CO22 HEPATHER multi-centre cohort, which included patients between 2012 and 2014...
July 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752601/progression-of-hepatitis-c-in-the-haemophiliac-population-in-ireland-after-30-years-of-infection-in-the-pre-daa-treatment-era
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N Murphy, B O'Mahony, P Flanagan, D Noone, B White, C Bergin, S Norris, L Thornton
INTRODUCTION: Prior to the introduction of viral inactivation of factor concentrates and screening of blood, 225 people with haemophilia became infected with hepatitis C (HCV) in Ireland. AIM: Our aim was to assess liver disease progression and mortality in this population after 30 years of infection. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data were collected from medical records in five hepatology units and one infectious disease unit retrospectively in 2005, and on four subsequent occasions...
September 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752441/pathophysiology-of-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-liver-disease
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Jeffrey H Teckman, Keith S Blomenkamp
Classical alpha-1 antitrypsin (a1AT) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disease associated with an increased risk of liver disease in adults and children, and with lung disease in adults (Teckman and Jain, Curr Gastroenterol Rep 16(1):367, 2014). The vast majority of the liver disease is associated with homozygosity for the Z mutant allele, the so-called PIZZ. These homozygous individuals synthesize large quantities of a1AT mutant Z protein in the liver, but the mutant protein folds improperly during biogenesis and approximately 85% of the molecules are retained within the hepatocytes rather than appropriately secreted...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746314/outcome-of-endoscopic-variceal-band-ligation
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B Shrestha, S Kc, S Chaudhary, B K Basnet, A K Mandal, N S Poudyal
INTRODUCTION: Bleeding from esophageal varices in cirrhosis is an emergent condition with high mortality. One of the preferred modality of treating esophageal varices is EVL. We aimed to find out the outcome of EVL in controlling acute esophageal variceal bleeding, prophylactic banding to prevent future bleeding and the number of sessions required for complete eradication of varices. METHODS: This descriptive observational study was carried out in Gastroenterology and Hepatology unit of Bir Hospital, NAMS from June 2016 to May 2017...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728560/patient-oriented-education-and-medication-management-intervention-for-people-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kelly L Hayward, Jennifer H Martin, W Neil Cottrell, Antara Karmakar, Leigh U Horsfall, Preya J Patel, David D Smith, Katharine M Irvine, Elizabeth E Powell, Patricia C Valery
BACKGROUND: People with decompensated cirrhosis require complex medical care and are often prescribed an intricate and frequently changing medication and lifestyle regimen. However, many patients mismanage their medications or have poor comprehension of their disease and self-management tasks. This can lead to harm, hospitalization, and death. METHODS/DESIGN: A patient-oriented education and medication management intervention has been developed for implementation at a tertiary hospital hepatology outpatient center in Queensland, Australia...
July 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706622/patient-understanding-of-liver-cirrhosis-and-improvement-using-multimedia-education
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Matthew A Goldsworthy, Waleed Fateen, Helene Thygesen, Mark A Aldersley, Ian A Rowe, Rebecca L Jones
OBJECTIVE: For patients to engage with the long-term management of liver cirrhosis, sufficient understanding of their condition is essential. The aim of this study was to assess baseline patient knowledge and to test whether a condition-specific multimedia screencast could improve this. DESIGN: Service quality improvement study. SETTING: A UK tertiary liver centre. Patients were recruited during 12 general hepatology outpatient clinics. PATIENTS: Fifty-two patients with liver cirrhosis were included...
July 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611264/symptoms-of-daytime-sleepiness-and-sleep-apnea-in-liver-cirrhosis-patients
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Abdullah Enezi, Fares Al-Jahdali, Anwar Ahmed, Nahid Shirbini, Abdullah Harbi, Baharoon Salim, Yosra Ali, Aljumah Abdulrahman, Mohd Khan, Abdullah Khaleid, Al-Jahdali Hamdan
Background/propose. Sleep disturbance and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) have been reported in patients with hepatic cirrhosis with no hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The objective of this study was to evaluate daytime sleepiness and risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among liver cirrhosis patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC)-Riyadh over a period of six months, using a structured questionnaire that investigated: 1) Sleep patterns and daytime sleepiness using the Epworth Sleeping Scale (ESS), and 2) The risk for sleep apnea using the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ)...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586584/hypothyroidism-in-hepatitis-c-patients-on-pegylated-interferon-therapy
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Muhammad Asim Hameed, Asif Mehmood, Muhammad Ahsan Farooq, Ghias Un Nabi Tayyab, Israr Ul Haq Toor
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis has become a major health problem all over the world especially in the third world countries. The most common cause of chronic hepatitis in Pakistan is hepatitis C which can lead Toliver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In Pakistan Pegylated Interferon Alpha is still corner stone of therapy for chronic hepatitis C. One of the major side effects of this therapy is the development of thyroid dysfunction, i.e., hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. This study was done to assess the frequency of hypothyroidism in hepatitis C patients after three months of pegylated interferon therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497759/long-term-challenges-and-perspectives-of-pre-adolescent-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Nedim Hadžić, Ulrich Baumann, Pat McKiernan, Valerie McLin, Valerio Nobili
Chronic liver disease is a growing problem that has substantial effects on public health. Many paediatric liver conditions are precursors of adult chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Clinical management of Wilson's disease, autoimmune liver disease, and chronic biliary disorders, such as biliary atresia, which remains the most common paediatric chronic liver disease and indication for liver transplantation, is similar in children and adults. In the past 10 or so years, paediatric hepatology has expanded into neighbouring clinical areas, such as metabolic liver diseases and systemic conditions with liver involvement...
June 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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