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David F Pinal-García, Carlos M Nuño-Guzmán, Audrey Gómez-Abarca, Jorge L Corona, Ismael Espejo
Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a potentially life-threatening complication. Diagnosis may be difficult, particularly in the absence of known liver cirrhosis or tumor. A 20-year-old male patient presented with progressive abdominal pain and shock. His past medical history was uneventful. Anemia, acute renal failure, and abnormal liver function test were demonstrated. Mild hepatomegaly, perihepatic and flank fluid, and multiple hypodense liver lesions suggestive of intrahepatic metastases or multifocal HCC were revealed by computed tomography...
January 2018: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Yuya Yajima, Chu Ning Lee, Masumi Yamada, Rie Utoh, Minoru Seki
Although the reconstruction of functional 3D liver tissue models in vitro presents numerous challenges, it is in great demand for drug development, regenerative medicine, and physiological studies. Here we propose a new approach to perform perfusion cultivation of liver cells by assembling cell-laden hydrogel microfibers. HepG2 cells were densely packed into the core of sandwich-type anisotropic microfibers, which were produced using microfluidic devices. The obtained microfibers were bundled up and packed into a perfusion chamber, and perfusion cultivation was performed...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
María Fernanda Escobar Vidarte, Daniela Montes, Alejandra Pérez, Sara Loaiza-Osorio, Albaro José Nieto Calvache
BACKGROUND: Hepatic rupture is a complication during pregnancy that, although rare, accounts for high morbidity and mortality rates. It is mainly associated with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Incidence is estimated to be at one per 67 000 births or one per 2000 patients with preeclampsia/eclampsia/HELLP, mainly in multiparous women; women in their 40s; after 32 weeks of gestation; and during the first 15 hours postpartum Cases: This article exposes the institutional experience at Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, Colombia, in managing and treating hepatic rupture associated with severe preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome in three patients in the 30th, 26th and 27th week of gestation, not resulting in maternal death...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Ranit Hizkiyahu, Anat Rabinovich, Jecko Thachil, Eyal Sheiner, Gad Shaked, Gilbert Sebbag, Eli Maymon, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVES: Liver rupture and hematoma are rare life-threatening complications of pregnancy. The aims of the current study are to: (1) characterize in a population-based study all cases of liver hematoma and/or rupture; and (2) validate the utility of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) modified pregnancy specific disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) score in those cases. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study including all patients with liver subcapsular hematoma or rupture between the years 1996 and 2012 was conducted...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Marco A Gianfrancesco, Nicolas Paquot, Jacques Piette, Sylvie Legrand-Poels
The maintenance of the characteristic lipid compositions and physicochemical properties of biological membranes is essential for their proper function. Mechanisms allowing to sense and restore membrane homeostasis have been identified in prokaryotes for a long time and more recently in eukaryotes. A membrane remodeling can result from aberrant metabolism as seen in obesity. In this review, we describe how such lipid bilayer stress can account for the modulation of membrane proteins involved in the pathogenesis of obesity-linked inflammatory and metabolic disorders...
February 17, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
Matthew J Akiyama, Linda Agyemang, Julia H Arnsten, Moonseong Heo, Brianna L Norton, Bruce R Schackman, Benjamin P Linas, Alain H Litwin
BACKGROUND: People who inject drugs (PWID) constitute 60% of the approximately 5 million people in the U.S. infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Treatment of PWID is complex due to addiction, mental illness, poverty, homelessness, lack of positive social support, poor adherence-related skills, low motivation and knowledge, and poor access to and trust in the health care system. New direct-acting antiviral medications are available for HCV with high cure rates and few side effects. The life expectancy and economic benefits of new HCV treatments will not be realized unless we determine optimal models of care for the majority of HCV-infected patients...
February 9, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Sunil Rajan, Soumya Srikumar, Pulak Tosh, Lakshmi Kumar
Background and Aims: Use of lactated intravenous fluids during long surgeries could cause lactate accumulation and lactic acidosis. Acetate-based solutions could be advantageous as they are devoid of lactate. The primary aim of the study was to assess the effect of use of an acetated solution or Ringer's lactate (RL) as intraoperative fluid on lactate levels in patients without hepatic dysfunction undergoing prolonged surgeries. Material and Methods: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial involving sixty patients belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status I to II undergoing major head and neck surgeries with free flap reconstruction...
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Patrick E Aba
Background Diabetes is associated with both biochemical and haematological complications. Combination therapy has been advocated to mitigate some of these complications. Aim This study was designed to investigate the effects of glibenclamide and Gongronema latifolium (GL) on hepatic glycogen content and haemato-biochemical parameters. Methods Thirty male Wistar rats were assigned into five groups of six rats each. Groups 2-5 rats received intraperitoneally, 160 mg/kg of alloxan monohydrate while group 1 rats served as normal control...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
Harshad G Gurnaney, Scott D Cook-Sather, Abraham Shaked, Kim M Olthoff, Elizabeth B Rand, Arul M Lingappan, Mohamed A Rehman
BACKGROUND: Early extubation immediately following liver transplantation is increasingly common in adult practice. Some pediatric institutions have begun to adopt this strategy. Careful patient selection is essential in minimizing risk. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated infants and children who underwent liver transplantation between July 2011 and December 2014. Our primary objective was to determine early extubation rate. Secondary objectives were to identify clinical factors associated with successful early extubation compared with delayed extubation and to examine significant postoperative complications, intensive care unit length of stay, and hospital length of stay...
January 8, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Jason Grebely, Olav Dalgard, Brian Conway, Evan B Cunningham, Philip Bruggmann, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Janaki Amin, Julie Bruneau, Margaret Hellard, Alain H Litwin, Philippa Marks, Sophie Quiene, Sharmila Siriragavan, Tanya L Applegate, Tracy Swan, Jude Byrne, Melanie Lacalamita, Adrian Dunlop, Gail V Matthews, Jeff Powis, David Shaw, Maria Christine Thurnheer, Martin Weltman, Ian Kronborg, Curtis Cooper, Jordan J Feld, Chris Fraser, John F Dillon, Phillip Read, Ed Gane, Gregory J Dore
BACKGROUND: Despite revised guidelines that no longer exclude people who inject drugs (PWID) from treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, many clinicians are reluctant to treat recent PWID. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir therapy in people with chronic HCV infection and recent injection drug use. METHODS: In this open-label, single-arm phase 4 trial (SIMPLIFY), we recruited participants with recent injection drug use (past 6 months) and chronic HCV genotype 1-6 infection from seven countries (19 sites)...
January 5, 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Adel Ehab Ibrahim, Hisham Hashem, Magda Elhenawee, Hanaa Saleh
The performances of core-shell 2.7 μm and fully porous sub-2 μm particles packed in narrow diameter columns were compared under the same chromatographic conditions. The stationary phases were compared for fast separation and determination of five new antiviral drugs; daclatasvir, sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, simeprevir and ledipasvir. The gradient elution was done using ethanol as green organic modifier which is more environmentally friendly. Although both columns provided very good resolution of the five drugs, core-shell particles had proven to be of better efficiency...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
Eun Kyung Choi, Jongyoon Baek, Sangyoung Park, Suk Hwan Baek, Joon-Hyuk Choi, Chae Hoon Lee, Eon-Gi Sung, Daelim Jee
BACKGROUND: Hepatic innate immune cells are considered to play a central role in the early phase of hepatic ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury. Transfusion of old red blood cells (RBCs) is known to prime immune cells, and transfusion before IR may exacerbate liver injury because of the expected hyperresponsiveness of immune cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: sham operation (Sham); hepatic IR only (IR Control); and two transfusion groups, preischemic (Pre-T) and postischemic (Post-T), in which allogeneic RBCs stored for 2 weeks were transfused before hepatic IR or after reperfusion, respectively...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Chamara Dalugama, Indika Bandara Gawarammana
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a common arboviral infection with a clinically diverse spectrum of presentations. Although hepatic dysfunction is commonly identified in patients will dengue illness, acute liver failure is rare. The etiopathogenesis of hepatic dysfunction is multifactorial and related to direct viral invasion of hepatocytes, immunological factors and hypoxia particularly in cases of shock in dengue hemorrhagic fever. Ideal management of dengue-related hepatic dysfunction and acute liver failure is still debated...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Xing Liu, Aileen Baecker, Ming Wu, Jin-Yi Zhou, Jie Yang, Ren-Qiang Han, Pei-Hua Wang, Zi-Yi Jin, Ai-Min Liu, Xiaoping Gu, Xiao-Feng Zhang, Xu-Shan Wang, Ming Su, Xu Hu, Zheng Sun, Gang Li, Lina Mu, Na He, Liming Li, Jin-Kou Zhao, Zuo-Feng Zhang
Although tobacco smoking has been reported as a risk factor for liver cancer, few studies have specifically explored the association among Chinese females and the potential interaction between smoking and other risk factors. A population-based case-control study was conducted and 2,011 liver cancer cases and 7,933 healthy controls were enrolled in Jiangsu, China from 2003 to 2010. Epidemiological data were collected, and serum hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-HCV antibody were measured. Unconditional logistic regression was used to examine association and potential interaction, while semi-Bayes (SB) method was employed to make estimates more conservative...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Sungjin Park, Sanghwa Kim, Minjung Kim, Youngeun Hong, Ah Young Lee, Hyunji Lee, Quangdon Tran, Minhee Kim, Hyeonjeong Cho, Jisoo Park, Kwang Pyo Kim, Jongsun Park, Myung-Haing Cho
Autophagy is a biological recycling process via the self-digestion of organelles, proteins, and lipids for energy-consuming differentiation and homeostasis. The Golgi serves as a donor of the double-membraned phagophore for autophagosome assembly. In addition, recent studies have demonstrated that pulmonary and hepatic fibrosis is accompanied by autophagy. However, the relationships among Golgi function, autophagy, and fibrosis are unclear. Here, we show that the deletion of GOLGA2, encoding a cis-Golgi protein, induces autophagy with Golgi disruption...
November 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Qiang Liu, Ahmed Nassar, Laura Buccini, Giuseppe Iuppa, Basem Soliman, Daniele Pezzati, Ahmed Hassan, Matthew Blum, William Baldwin, Ana Bennett, Kenneth Chavin, Toshihiro Okamoto, Teresa Diago Uso, John Fung, Kareem Abu-Elmagd, Charles Miller, Cristiano Quintini
Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) is an emerging technology to preserve liver allografts more effectively than cold storage (CS). However, little is known about the effect of NMP on steatosis, and the markers indicative of hepatic quality during NMP. To address these points we perfused 10 discarded human livers with oxygenated NMP for 24 hours after 4-6 hours of CS. All livers had variable degree of steatosisat at baseline. The perfusate consisted of packed red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma. Perfusate analysis showed an increase in triglyceride levels from the 1st hour (median 127 mg/dL; interquartile range 95-149) to 24th hour of perfusion (203;171-304) (p=0...
November 10, 2017: Liver Transplantation
Jerzy Białecki, Paweł Bartosz, Wojciech Marczyński, Jan Zając
INTRODUCTION: To date, suction drainage has been routinely used after hip joint replacement. Currently, the validity of this practice is questioned in the literature. Hematoma is a risk factor of periprosthetic infection. Post-operative ultrasonography enables precise assessment of hip joint hematoma. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of hip joint ultrasonography with respect to the validity of using suction drainage after primary hip arthroplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
Linlin Deng, Qianna Zhen, Jieying Gao, Mingchao Jin, Min Ding, Biao Xu
A high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method with fluorescence detection (FD) was established to simultaneously determine plasma indole and skatole. Plasma samples were pretreated by liquid-liquid extraction. Chromatographic separation was accomplished on a Shim-Pack VP-ODS column (150 mm×4. 6 mm, 4.6 μ m) using an isocratic mixture of 15 mmol/L sodium dihydrogen phosphate solution and methanol (40:60, v/v). The fluorescence excitation and emission wavelengths were 274 nm and 340 nm, respectively...
July 8, 2017: Se Pu, Chinese Journal of Chromatography
Sweta Singh, Monalisha Naik, Narbadyswari Deep Bag, Susama Patra
Uterine angioleiomyoma is rare. A 40-year-old nulliparous woman presented with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) for the past 2 years and mass per abdomen with severe dysmenorrhea for three cycles. She had received 8 units of packed cell transfusion outside. Clinical examination revealed a huge 32-week-sized abdominopelvic mass with irregular margins. Ultrasonography (USG) of the abdomen and pelvis showed a large solid cystic mass on the right side of the abdomen with a well-defined hypoechoeic rounded lesion of size 5...
July 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
Suzanne Fraser, Carla Treloar, Sandra Gendera, Jake Rance
BACKGROUND: In the West, hepatitis C is predominantly transmitted via the sharing of contaminated drug-injecting equipment. Although the majority of this sharing occurs between sexual partners, the responsibility for avoiding transmission has long been conceived as an individual responsibility, with prevention measures such as the distribution of sterile injecting equipment such as injecting packs ('fitpacks') aimed at individuals without regard for the social contexts of injecting. In this article we draw on the work of Bruno Latour to reconceptualise the fitpack...
December 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
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