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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723951/cd8-t-cells-provide-immune-protection-against-murine-disseminated-endotheliotropic-orientia-tsutsugamushi-infection
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Guang Xu, Nicole L Mendell, Yuejin Liang, Thomas R Shelite, Yenny Goez-Rivillas, Lynn Soong, Donald H Bouyer, David H Walker
Scrub typhus, caused by a Gram-negative obligately intracellular coccobacillus, Orientia tsutsugamushi, is a long neglected but important tropical disease. Orientia tsutsugamushi causes illness in one million people each year, and 1 billion people are at risk. Without appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the disease can cause severe multiorgan failure with a case fatality rate of 7-15%. The current gaps in knowledge of immunity include the unknown mechanisms of host immunity to O. tsutsugamushi. Using an intravenous (i...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722594/fatal-leptospira-spp-zika-virus-coinfection-puerto-rico-2016
#2
Paige Neaterour, Aidsa Rivera, Renee L Galloway, Myriam Garcia Negrón, Brenda Rivera-Garcia, Tyler M Sharp
Coinfection with pathogens that cause acute febrile illness (AFI) can complicate patient diagnosis and management. This report describes a fatal case of Leptospira spp./Zika virus (ZIKV) coinfection in Puerto Rico. The patient presented with a 5-day history of AFI; reported behavioral risk factors for leptospirosis; was diagnosed with possible leptospirosis, dengue, chikungunya, or ZIKV disease; and received appropriate treatment of leptospirosis and dengue. Following a 3-day hospitalization, the patient died due to acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and kidney and liver failure...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721532/-chronic-cholestatic-liver-diseases-differential-diagnosis-pathogenesis-and-current-treatment-in-adults
#3
S Hohenester, U Beuers
In the long-term course chronic cholestasis regularly leads to fibrotic restructuring and ultimately to functional failure of the liver, independent of the cause. Cholestatic diseases are often clinically asymptomatic. In order to avoid progression, early diagnosis of the underlying disease and a targeted therapy are therefore decisive. The differential diagnoses of chronic cholestasis are broad; therefore, algorithms are of assistance in the diagnostic work-up. A better understanding of the pathogenesis is now leading to the development of new therapeutic agents in addition to ursodeoxycholic acid, which has long been known for its anticholestatic effects...
July 18, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720429/stable-isotope-based-flux-studies-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#4
REVIEW
Arthur McCullough, Stephen Previs, Takhar Kasumov
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease and is associated with the worldwide epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. NAFLD ranges from benign fat accumulation in the liver (steatosis) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and cirrhosis which can progress to hepatocellular carcinoma and liver failure. Mass spectrometry and magnetic resonance spectroscopy-coupled stable isotope-based flux studies provide new insights into the understanding of NAFLD pathogenesis and the disease progression...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719906/a-common-ancestral-asn242ser-mutation-in-tmem67-identified-in-multiple-iranian-families-with-joubert-syndrome
#5
MohammadReza Dehghani, Majid Mojarad, Ehsan Ghayoor Karimiani, Mohammad Yahya Vahidi Mehrjardi, Afsaneh Sahebalzamani, Farah Ashrafzadeh, Mehran Beiraghi Toosi, Atiyeh Eslahi, Najmeh Ahangari, Seyed Mojtaba Yassini, Afsaneh Hassanbeigi, Azam Rasti, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Reza Maroofian
BACKGROUND: Joubert syndrome (JS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by peculiar midbrain-hindbrain malformation, known as the "molar tooth" sign. JS can manifest a broad range of signs and symptoms. The most common features of JS are hypotonia, ataxia, developmental delay/intellectual disability, abnormal eye movements, and neonatal breathing abnormalities. To date, 29 genes have been shown to cause JS. METHODS: We employed whole-genome single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping in a group of Iranian families with JS and Sanger sequencing of a known mutation associated with JS located in a single homozygous regions shared by affected members of the families...
July 19, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719764/surgical-anatomy-does-not-affect-the-progression-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-in-neonatal-piglets
#6
Celeste M Lavallee, Pamela R Wizzard, Marihan Lansing, Donna F Vine, Patrick N Nation, Jason Y Yap, Benjamin P Willing, Paul W Wales, Justine M Turner
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD) causes significant morbidity in neonates with short bowel syndrome (SBS) dependent on parenteral nutrition (PN). Resected ileum, with loss of the ileocecal valve (ICV), is the most common anatomy in SBS, yet its impact on IFALD has not been adequately studied. METHODS: Neonatal piglets were randomized to 75% intestinal resection with jejunocolic anastomosis (JC, n = 12), 75% resection with jejunoileal anastomosis and intact ICV (JI, n = 13), PN-fed sham (sham, n = 14), or sow-fed control (SF, n = 8)...
July 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719075/fibrosis-in-small-syngeneic-rat-liver-grafts-due-to-damaged-bone-marrow-stem-cells-from-chronic-alcohol-consumption
#7
Masayuki Hisada, Xiuying Zhang, Yoshihiro Ota, Andrew M Cameron, James Burdick, Bin Gao, George Melville Williams, Zhaoli Sun
A patient with liver failure due to chronic and acute alcohol abuse under consideration for an urgent liver transplant shortly after stopping alcohol may have residual abnormalities that threaten transplant success, particularly for a small graft. To address this, we studied a model in which reduced size (50%) Lewis rat livers are transplanted into green fluorescence protein (GFP) transgenic Lewis recipients after they are fed alcohol or a control diet for 5 weeks. Here we show that normal small Lewis grafts transplanted to alcohol fed Lewis hosts developed fibrosis whereas no fibrosis was observed in control fed recipients...
July 18, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717906/undiagnosed-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatoduodenectomy-for-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#8
Andrew Gdowski, Houssam Osman, Umar Butt, Steve Foster, Dhiresh Rohan Jeyarajah
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstruction of the biliary system may cause hepatic fibrosis and liver failure. The purpose of this study was to define the incidence of unrecognized liver fibrosis in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: Retrospective data were collected on patients undergoing PD during a 21-month period. Each patient had a core needle biopsy at the time of surgery by a hepatobiliary surgeon. RESULTS: This study identified 36 consecutive patients who were referred to a tertiary center and underwent pancreatoduodenectomy during a period of 21 months...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717870/laparoscopic-liver-resections-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-can-we-extend-the-surgical-indication-in-cirrhotic-patients
#9
Federica Cipriani, Corrado Fantini, Francesca Ratti, Roberto Lauro, Hadrien Tranchart, Mark Halls, Vincenzo Scuderi, Leonid Barkhatov, Bjorn Edwin, Roberto I Troisi, Ibrahim Dagher, Paolo Reggiani, Giulio Belli, Luca Aldrighetti, Mohammad Abu Hilal
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the value of laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and severe cirrhosis is still lacking. The aim of this study is to assess surgical and oncological outcomes of LLR in cirrhotic HCC patients. METHODS: The analysis included 403 LLR for HCC from seven European centres. 333 cirrhotic and 70 non-cirrhotic patients were compared. A matched comparison was performed between 100 Child-Pugh A and 25 Child-Pugh B patients...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717830/a-review-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-databases
#10
REVIEW
Guangwen Luo, Yiting Shen, Lizhu Yang, Aiping Lu, Zheng Xiang
Drug-induced liver injuries have been a major focus of current research in drug development, and are also one of the major reasons for the failure and withdrawal of drugs in development. Drug-induced liver injuries have been systematically recorded in many public databases, which have become valuable resources in this field. In this study, we provide an overview of these databases, including the liver injury-specific databases LiverTox, LTKB, Open TG-GATEs, LTMap and Hepatox, and the general databases, T3DB, DrugBank, DITOP, DART, CTD and HSDB...
July 17, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717104/dexamethasone-induced-hepatomegaly-and-steatosis-in-larval-zebrafish
#11
Guojun Yin, Liping Cao, Jinliang Du, Rui Jia, Takio Kitazawa, Akira Kubota, Hiroki Teraoka
Fish hepatobiliary syndrome, characterized by hepatomegaly and fatty liver, has been frequently reported in many cultured fish species and has caused a dramatic economic loss in China. Glucocorticoids are thought to be important non-nutritional factors for hepatomegaly and fatty liver development. In the present study, a dexamethasone-induced zebrafish model of fatty liver and hepatomegaly was established, and the role of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in the development of hepatomegaly and fatty liver was investigated using developing zebrafish...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717089/an-autopsy-case-of-fulminant-hepatitis-in-a-patient-with-multiple-sclerosis-treated-by-interferon-beta-1a
#12
Yuichi Yamazaki, Aya Suzuki, Kimitoshi Hirayanagi, Yusuke Tsukagoshi, Ryota Uehara, Kazuhiko Horiguchi, Tatsuya Ohyama, Takuya Tomaru, Norio Horiguchi, Sumihito Nobusawa, Hayato Ikota, Ken Sato, Satoru Kakizaki, Motoyasu Kusano, Yoshio Ikeda, Hideaki Yokoo, Masanobu Yamada
A 44-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis (MS) receiving interferon (IFN)-beta-1a treatment was admitted to a local hospital for severe icterus and liver injury. She was transferred to our university hospital because fulminant hepatitis (FH) was suspected. She was diagnosed with acute-type FH based on hepatic coma, severe liver injury and liver failure, and she received plasma exchange and continuous hemodiafiltration therapy. On hospital day 6, she died from liver failure despite intensive care. An autopsy revealed histological findings consistent with FH...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716367/redefining-essential-fatty-acids-in-the-era-of-novel-intravenous-lipid-emulsions
#13
REVIEW
Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Gillian L Fell, Meredith A Baker, Kathleen M Gura, Bruce R Bistrian, Mark Puder
The essentiality of fatty acids was determined by the Burrs in the 1920s. It is commonly accepted that provision of linoleic (LA) and alpha-linolenic acids (ALA) prevents and reverses essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD). Development of alternative injectable lipid emulsions (ILE) low in LA and ALA has raised concern about their ability to prevent EFAD. This review provides biochemical evidence coupled with observations from animal and human studies that aim to characterize which fatty acids are truly essential to prevent EFAD...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715895/chronic-diarrhea-weight-loss-and-heart-failure-features-of-the-same-disease
#14
María Megía Sánchez, Carmen Poves Francés, Enrique Rey Díaz-Rubio
Carcinoid tumors are neoplasm that release hormone-like substances. They can produce liver metastasis and present with symptoms of the carcinoid syndrome. A 78 year old man presented with a history of chronic diarrhea, weight loss and shortness of breath.
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715719/isolated-caudate-lobectomy-left-sided-approach-case-reports
#15
Orlando Jorge M Torres, Rodrigo Rodrigues Vasques, Ozimo Pereira Gama-Filho, Miguel Eugenio L Castelo-Branco, Camila Cristina S Torres
INTRODUCTION: The caudate lobe is a distinct liver lobe and surgical resection requires expertise and precise anatomic knowledge. Left-sided approach was described for resection of small tumors originated in the Spiegel lobe but now the procedure has been performed even for tumors more than five centimeters. The aim of this study is to present three cases of tumor of caudate lobe underwent isolated lobectomy by left-sided approach. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Three patients with metastasis of colorectal cancer, carcinoma hepatocellular and metastasis of neuroendocrine tumor underwent resection...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715649/excellent-response-to-anti-pd-1-therapy-in-a-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Hirva Mamdani, Howard Wu, Bert H O'Neil, Amikar Sehdev
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive cancer associated with high mortality worldwide. HCC develops in the setting of underlying cirrhosis due to chronic liver disease. Surgery is usually considered the treatment of choice for early disease; however, most patients have locally advanced or metastatic HCC at diagnosis in which case treatments are limited. Immune checkpoint blockade of programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) pathway offers a potential treatment strategy based on the encouraging results of the phase I/II trial of nivolumab (Checkmate 040 trial)...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714083/acute-liver-failure-with-amiodarone-infusion-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
#17
P Jaiswal, B M Attar, J E Yap, K Devani, R Jaiswal, Y Wang, R Szynkarek, D Patel, M Demetria
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Amiodarone, a commonly used class III antiarrhythmic agent notable for a relatively long half-life of up to 6 months and its pronounced adverse effect profile, is used for both acute and chronic management of cardiac arrhythmias. Chronic use of amiodarone has been associated with asymptomatic hepatotoxicity; however, acute toxicity is thought to be uncommon. There are only six reported cases of acute liver failure (ALF) secondary to amiodarone. In all these cases the outcome of death during the same hospitalization resulted...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714072/survival-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-acute-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-compared-with-variceal-bleeding-using-current-first-line-therapies
#18
Alba Ardevol, Gemma Ibañez-Sanz, Joaquim Profitos, Carles Aracil, Josep M Castellvi, Edilmar Alvarado, Alba Cachero, Diana Horta, Josep Miñana, Bárbara Gomez-Pastrana, Oana Pavel, Eva Dueñas, Meritxell Casas, Montserrat Planella, Jose Castellote J, Candid Villanueva
The presence of cirrhosis increases the mortality of patients with peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB). Both acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and PUB are associated with substantial mortality in cirrhosis. This multicenter cohort study was performed to assess whether the mortality of cirrhotic patients with PUB is different from that of those with AVB. Patients with cirrhosis and acute gastrointestinal bleeding were consecutively included and treated with somatostatin and PPI infusion from admission and with antibiotic prophylaxis...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711678/linezolid-in-liver-failure-exploring-the-value-of-the-maximal-liver-function-capacity-limax-test-in-a-pharmacokinetic-pilot-study
#19
Sebastian G Wicha, Otto R Frey, Anka C Roehr, Johann Pratschke, Martin Stockmann, Rawan Alraish, Tilo Wuensch, Magnus Kaffarnik
BACKGROUND: Patients in the intensive care unit frequently require antibiotic treatment. Liver impairment possesses substantial challenges for dose selection in these patients. The aim of the present pilot study was to assess the novel maximal liver function capacity (LiMAx test) in comparison to conventional liver function markers as covariates of drug clearance in liver failure using linezolid as model drug. METHODS: 28 patients with different degrees of liver failure were recruited and LiMAx test, plasma, dialysis and urine sampling was performed under linezolid steady-state therapy (600 mg BID)...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710606/sbrt-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-8-year-experience-from-a-regional-transplant-center
#20
Haoming Qiu, Michael J Moravan, Michael T Milano, Kenneth Y Usuki, Alan W Katz
PURPOSE: The study aimed to evaluate stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients not eligible for liver transplant (LT). METHODS: We retrospectively identified transplant-ineligible HCC patients treated with SBRT to the liver between 2004 and 2013. Our primary endpoint was overall survival (OS). We also report treatment toxicities using CTCAE 3.0, radiographic response, and patterns of failure. RESULTS: We identified 93 patients with median age at SBRT of 65...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
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