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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333040/pharmacological-screening-of-trachyspermum-ammi-for-antihyperlipidemic-activity-in-triton-x-100-induced-hyperlipidemia-rat-model
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Uzma Saleem, Saba Riaz, Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem
Background: Mortality rate is increasing due to cardiovascular problems throughout the world. These cardiac problems are directly associated with dyslipidemia. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antihyperlipidemic effect of aqueous extract and methanol extract of Trachyspermum ammi at 1 g/kg, 3 g/kg, and 5 g/kg dose levels in rats. Materials and Methods: For this purpose, 45 male albino rats were used and randomly divided into nine equal groups (n = 5)...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332607/the-role-of-t2-weighted-gradient-echo-in-the-diagnosis-of-tumefactive-intrahepatic-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-diffuse-hepatic-iron-overload-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abel A Belay, Andrew M Bellizzi, Alan H Stolpen
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary hematopoiesis is the proliferation of hematopoietic cells outside bone marrow secondary to marrow hematopoiesis failure. Extramedullary hematopoiesis rarely presents as a mass-forming hepatic lesion; in this case, imaging-based differentiation from primary and metastatic hepatic neoplasms is difficult, often leading to biopsy for definitive diagnosis. We report a case of tumefactive hepatic extramedullary hematopoiesis in the setting of myelodysplastic syndrome with concurrent hepatic iron overload, and the role of T2*-weighted gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging in differentiating extramedullary hematopoiesis from primary and metastatic hepatic lesions...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329519/eikenella-corrodens-endocarditis-and-liver-abscess-in-a-previously-healthy-male-a-case-report
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Anne Christine Nordholm, Ruth Ottilia Birgitta Vøgg, Henrik Permin, Terese Katzenstein
BACKGROUND: Eikenella corrodens is one of the HACEK bacteria constituting part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, however, still an uncommon pathogen. We report a case of a large Eikenella corrodens liver abscess with simultaneously endocarditis in a previously healthy male. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old Danish man was admitted because of one-month malaise, fever, cough and unintentional weight loss. On admission there was elevated white blood cell count and C-reactive protein, as well as affected liver function tests...
January 12, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329425/comparison-of-hepatic-2d-sandwich-cultures-and-3d-spheroids-for-long-term-toxicity-applications-a-multi-center-study
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Catherine C Bell, Anita C A Dankers, Volker M Lauschke, Rowena Sison-Young, Roz Jenkins, Cliff Rowe, Chris Goldring, Kevin Park, Sophie Regan, Tracy Walker, Chris Schofield, Audrey Baze, Alison J Foster, Dominic Williams, Amy W M van de Ven, Frank Jacobs, Jos van Houdt, Tuula Lähteenmäki, Jan Snoeys, Satu Juhila, Lysiane Richert, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg
Primary human hepatocytes (PHH) are commonly used for in vitro studies of drug-induced liver injury. However, when cultured as 2D monolayers, PHH lose crucial hepatic functions within hours. This dedifferentiation can be ameliorated when PHH are cultured in sandwich configuration (2Dsw), particularly when cultures are regularly re-overlaid with extracellular matrix, or as 3D spheroids. In this study, the six participating laboratories evaluated the robustness of these two model systems made from cryopreserved PHH from the same donors considering both inter-donor and inter-lab variability and compared their suitability for use in repeated-dose toxicity studies using 5 different hepatotoxins with different toxicity mechanisms...
January 10, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329305/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-switching-from-lamivudine-plus-adefovir-to-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-monotherapy-in-lamivudine-resistant-stable-hepatitis-b-patients
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Heon Ju Lee, Sang Jin Kim, Young Oh Kweon, Soo Young Park, Jeong Heo, Hyun Young Woo, Jae Seok Hwang, Woo Jin Chung, Chang Hyeong Lee, Byung Seok Kim, Jeong Ill Suh, Won Young Tak, Byoung Kuk Jang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of switching to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) monotherapy from lamivudine (LAM) plus adefovir dipivoxil (ADV) combination therapy (stable switching) in patients with LAM-resistant chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and undetectable hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA is not clear. METHODS: In this non-inferiority trial, patients with LAM-resistant CHB and undetectable serum HBV DNA (<20 IU/mL) for >6 months after initiating LAM+ADV combination therapy were randomized (1:2) either to continue the combination therapy (LAM+ADV group, n = 58) or switched to TDF monotherapy (TDF group, n = 111)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326876/mildly-elevated-succinylacetone-and-normal-liver-function-in-compound-heterozygotes-with-pathogenic-and-pseudodeficient-fah-alleles
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Hao Yang, Francis Rossignol, Denis Cyr, Rachel Laframboise, Shu Pei Wang, Jean-François Soucy, Marie-Thérèse Berthier, Yves Giguère, Paula J Waters, Grant A Mitchell
Background: A high level of succinylacetone (SA) in blood is a sensitive, specific marker for the screening and diagnosis of hepatorenal tyrosinemia (HT1, MIM 276700). HT1 is caused by mutations in the FAH gene, resulting in deficiency of fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase. HT1 newborns are usually clinically asymptomatic, but have coagulation abnormalities revealing liver dysfunction. Treatment with nitisinone (NTBC) plus dietary restriction of tyrosine and phenylalanine prevents the complications of HT1...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326811/impact-of-liver-volume-and-liver-function-on-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-after-portal-vein-embolization-a-multivariable-cohort-analysis
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Patrick H Alizai, Annabel Haelsig, Philipp Bruners, Florian Ulmer, Christian D Klink, Cornelis H C Dejong, Ulf P Neumann, Maximilian Schmeding
Background: Liver failure remains a life-threatening complication after liver resection, and is difficult to predict preoperatively. This retrospective cohort study evaluated different preoperative factors in regard to their impact on posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) after extended liver resection and previous portal vein embolization (PVE). Methods: Patient characteristics, liver function and liver volumes of patients undergoing PVE and subsequent liver resection were analyzed...
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325749/sustained-improvement-of-psoriasis-associated-with-hcv-after-virologic-response-to-sofosbuvir-ribavirin
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Asem Ahmed Elfert
An 18 year old boy attended a dermatology clinic outside our hospital and diagnosed with psoriasis. His skin lesions over both ankles (Fig. 1) did not improve at all with potent local steroids twice for 3 months, then 3 times daily for another 3 months. His dermatologist talked to him about using methotrexate and asked for liver function tests before starting the systemic therapy. His ALT and AST were doubled. The patient came to our Hepatology clinic worried about his elevated liver enzymes. We asked for viral markers...
January 8, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325287/-the-diagnostic-value-and-limits-of-diagnostic-parameters-for-wilson-s-disease
#9
X Yang
Wilson disease (WD) is a rare and treatable genetic disorder. This paper describes the new advances and author's long-term experiences in the diagnosis of WD. The characteristics in clinical and routine tests are: the age of presentation can be quite broad, the WD could not be excluded based on age only; the patients usually have mild digestive symptoms but obvious chronic liver disease signs; liver function tests may reveal normal or a mild elevation in bilirubin, ALT and AST, but quite abnormal in serum albumin and prothrombin time in most patients; Coombs-negative hemolytic anemia, normal or markedly subnormal serum alkaline phosphatase (typically < 40 IU/L) are useful for the diagnosis of fulminant WD...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323769/systolic-heart-failure-after-liver-transplantation-incidence-predictors-and-outcome
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Abraham Sonny, Srinivasa R Govindarajan, Wael A Jaber, Jacek B Cywinski
Though most patients presenting for liver transplantation have normal left ventricular function, some develop left ventricular failure after transplantation. The primary objective of our study was to determine the predictors of systolic heart failure occurring immediately after liver transplantation. Its etiology, prospects of recovery and factors associated with non-recovery were also studied. Liver transplantations performed at our institution from 01/2006 to 02/2015 were evaluated using prospectively collected institutional registries...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316640/sub-chronic-toxicity-of-the-hydroethanolic-leaf-extract-of-telfairia-occidentalis-hook-f-cucurbitaceae-in-male-rats
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Abidemi J Akindele, Joy A Oladimeji-Salami, Ramon A Oyetola, Daniel D Osiagwu
Background: Due to its nutritional and medicinal values, the leaf of Telfairia occidentalis Hook f. (Cucurbitaceae) is consumed in different parts of Nigeria. Acute and sub-chronic toxicity of the hydroethanolic leaf extract of Telfairiaoccidentalis were investigated in this study. Methods: Sixty-four male rats were randomized into four different groups of 16 animals each and were separately administered 80, 400 and 2000 mg/kg T. occidentalis orally (p.o.) for 60 days. Animals were sacrificed and blood samples were collected for hematological and biochemical analyses...
January 6, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316587/-evaluation-of-abnormal-liver-chemistries-in-general-practitioner-care-the-reality-of-primary-care-in-germany
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Michael Jansky, Christina Mattlinger, Marc Nguyen-Tat, Peter R Galle, Frank Lammert, Johannes Jäger, Julian Wangler
BACKGROUND:  In general practitioner care, abnormal liver chemistries are often being diagnosed unintentionally. So far, there is no evidence-based, structured diagnostic pathway for classifying and evaluating elevated liver enzymes, especially with regard to the early detection of patients at increased risk for liver fibrosis or liver cirrhosis. Accordingly, dealing with elevated liver values which are noticed in the course of a general blood examination is a diagnostic challenge that strongly depends on the doctor's approach...
January 9, 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315654/prognostic-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-associated-with-prognosis-in-hbv-infected-patients
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Jiao Gong, Yan-Lan Liang, Wenying Zhou, Yusheng Jie, Cuicui Xiao, Yutian Chong, Bo Hu
Chronic severe hepatitis B (CSHB) is a critical clinical syndrome with a high mortality rate in China. The prognostic value of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) which is simple, low-cost, and useful inflammatory marker for hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients is largely overlooked and without further exploration. This study assesses the association of NLR with prognosis of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and CSHB patients. Two hundred and eighty subjects, including 79 with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and 67 with chronic severe hepatitis B (CSHB), and 134 healthy individuals were retrospectively recruited into this study...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315641/novel-scores-combining-afp-with-non-invasive-markers-for-prediction-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Mohamed Gamil, Mohamed Alboraie, Mohammad El-Sayed, Aisha Elsharkawy, Noha Asem, Tamer Elbaz, Mohammad Mohey, Bahaa Abbas, Mai Mehrez, Gamal Esmat
BACKGROUND: Serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) were reported to increase in patients with significant or advanced hepatic fibrosis. Combination of non-invasive tests decreases the use of liver biopsy in large proportion of chronic HCV patients. AIM: To compare and combine AFP with commonly used non-invasive fibrosis tests in novel scores for prediction of different stages of hepatic fibrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six hundred and fifty two treatment naïve chronic hepatitis C patients were enrolled...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314293/the-impact-of-donor-liver-allograft-fibrosis-on-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation
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Vikram Wadhera, Norifumi Harimoto, Nir Lubezky, Ilias Gomatos, Matias Facciuto, David Gonzalez, Ashley Stueck, M Isabel Fiel, Thomas Schiano, Marcelo Facciuto
BACKGROUND: The utilization of extended criteria liver allografts (ECD) shortens time to transplantation. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the effect of liver allograft fibrosis on graft and patient survival after LT, with particular attention to fibrosis progression. METHODS: Retrospective database search of donor and recipient liver allograft histology of liver transplants performed between 2007 and 2011. Donor and patient characteristics were analyzed...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312973/critical-appraisal-of-chinese-2017-guideline-on-the-management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Di-Yang Xie, Zheng-Gang Ren, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Qiang Gao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fourth most common and the third most lethal cancer in China. An updated version of consensus-based recommendations on the management of HCC has been recently published by a multidisciplinary group of Chinese experts including liver surgeons, hepatic oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. Major changes have been made to the diagnostic criteria. In addition to dynamic multi-detector computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) are added to the diagnostic imaging tests...
December 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312561/therapeutic-effects-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-brain-death-induced-remote-organ-damage-and-post-heart-transplant-acute-rejection
#17
Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Kuan-Hung Chen, Han-Tan Chai, Pei-Hsun Sung, Kun-Chen Lin, Sheung-Fat Ko, Chun-Man Yuen, Chu-Feng Liu, Pei-Lin Shao, Fan-Yen Lee
We tested the hypothesis that allogenic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) alleviated brain death (BD)-induced remote organ damage and events of post heart-transplant acute rejection. To determine the impact of BD on remote organ damage, adult-male F344 rats (n=24) were categorized sham-control (SC), BD and BDMSC (allogenic ADMSC/1.2 × 106 cells/derived from F344 by intravenous transfusion 3 h after BD procedure). To determine the protective effect of allogenic ADMSCs, animals (n=8/each group in F344/Lewis) were categorized into groups BD-T(F344 heart transplanted into Lewis by 6h after BD), BD-TMSC(D1/3) (BD induction for 6h then heart transplantation, and allogenic ADMSCs transfusion at days 1 and 5 after heart transplantation), BD-TMSC(3h) (BD + ADMSC/1...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311394/exercise-capacity-and-respiratory-profile-in-patients-after-orthopedic-liver-transplantation-a-follow-up-study
#18
Clarissa B A Magalhães, José Huygens P Garcia, Cyntia F G Viana, Maria José N Flor, Pedro Felipe C de Bruin, Eanes D B Pereira
INTRODUCTION: We sought to describe: 1) The influence of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) on exercise capacity, pulmonary function and respiratory muscle strength after surgery, 2) The relationship between exercise capacity and symptoms of anxiety and depression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective follow up study conducted with patients submitted to OLT. All patients were assessed before and 1 month after surgery through measurements: six minute walk test (6MWT), 6 min step test (6MST) and HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale)...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311392/association-of-adolescent-obesity-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-related-risk-factors-in-xi-an-china
#19
Yan Rong, Niu Chun-Yan, Zhao Hong-Xin, Yu Lu, Wang Wen, Tian Yu
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To investigate the association of adolescent obesity with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and related risk factors in Xi 'an, China. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 4141 adolescents (2,061 girls and 2,080 boys, mean age: 18.62 ± 0.66 years, age range 15-22 years) were enrolled in this investigation. Anthropometric index was measured, and liver ultrasonography and liver function biochemical test were performed in all the subjects...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306370/weight-adapted-iodinated-contrast-media-administration-in-abdomino-pelvic-ct-can-image-quality-be-maintained
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E Perrin, M Jackson, R Grant, C Lloyd, F Chinaka, V Goh
INTRODUCTION: In many centres, a fixed method of contrast-media administration is used for CT regardless of patient body habitus. The aim of this trial was to assess contrast enhancement of the aorta, portal vein, liver and spleen during abdomino-pelvic CT imaging using a weight-adapted contrast media protocol compared to the current fixed dose method. METHODS: Thirty-nine oncology patients, who had previously undergone CT abdomino-pelvic imaging at the institution using a fixed contrast media dose, were prospectively imaged using a weight-adapted contrast media dose (1...
February 2018: Radiography
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