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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213967/extracellular-vesicles-from-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improve-survival-from-lethal-hepatic-failure-in-mice
#1
Hiroaki Haga, Irene K Yan, Kenji Takahashi, Akiko Matsuda, Tushar Patel
Stem cell-based therapies have potential for treatment of liver injury by contributing to regenerative responses, through functional tissue replacement or paracrine effects. The release of extracellular vesicles (EV) from cells has been implicated in intercellular communication, and may contribute to beneficial paracrine effects of stem cell-based therapies. Therapeutic effects of bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and vesicles released by these cells were examined in a lethal murine model of hepatic failure induced by d-galactosamine/tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
February 18, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211805/diagnostic-accuracy-and-interobserver-variability-of-dynamic-vascular-pattern-dvp-in-primary-liver-malignancies-a-simple-semiquantitative-tool-for-the-analysis-of-contrast-enhancement-patterns
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B Schellhaas, M J Waldner, R S GÖrtz, F Vitali, Ch Kielisch, L Pfeifer, D Strobel, R Janka, M F Neurath, D Wildner
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a valuable tool in the diagnostic approach of focal liver lesions, but occasionally subjective and observer-dependent. Semiquantitative evaluation of dynamic CEUS (DCEUS) with standardised software programmes such as Dynamic Vascular Pattern (DVP) could help to improve diagnostic accuracy and objectivity in liver tumour assessment. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of DVP in a clinical setting...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211257/renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-liver-cirrhotic-patients-outcome-and-clinical-implications
#3
Katharina Staufer, Kevin Roedl, Danijel Kivaranovic, Andreas Drolz, Thomas Horvatits, Susanne Rasoul-Rockenschaub, Christian Zauner, Michael Trauner, Valentin Fuhrmann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Current guidelines discourage renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill cirrhotics in the lack of liver transplant (LT) options. This study aimed to identify patients who benefit from RRT in the short and long-term. METHODS: Critically ill cirrhotics were included over a time period of 6 years (y) and followed for at least 1y. CLIF-C ACLF, CLIF-SOFA, SOFA and MELD scores on admission, 24h prior to RRT, 24h and 48h after start of RRT were analyzed for their predictive value of ICU-mortality...
February 16, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208936/supra-hepatic-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis-surgical-challenges
#4
Senthil Muthuraman, Anand Ramamurthy, Mahesh Gopashetty, Cuddalore Sadasivam Vijayshankar, Anand Khakhar
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a chronic affliction characterized by numerous liver and kidney cysts. There is a gradual but progressive renal and liver impairment which may require combined liver-kidney transplantation. Compression of the retrohepatic Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) by an enlarged polycystic liver may impede clear visualization on pre-operative imaging and miss an underlying thrombosis or obliteration. This may result in an intra-operative surprise. Management can be challenging requiring modification of conventional surgical approach...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208022/protein-requirements-for-critically-ill-patients-with-renal-and-liver-failure
#5
Jayshil J Patel, Craig J McClain, Menaka Sarav, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Ryan T Hurt
Diseases leading to critical illness induce proteolysis resulting in muscle wasting and negative nitrogen balance. Muscle wasting has been associated with poor intensive care unit (ICU)-related outcomes, including an increased risk for mortality. Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a common organ dysfunction associated with ICU-related disorders, such as sepsis, trauma, and respiratory failure. AKI and renal replacement therapy lead to amino acid loss. Decompensated liver cirrhosis (DLC) and acute liver failure (ALF) represent more severe forms of liver dysfunction leading to ICU admission...
February 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202722/systemic-delivery-of-factor-ix-messenger-rna-for-protein-replacement-therapy
#6
Suvasini Ramaswamy, Nina Tonnu, Kiyoshi Tachikawa, Pattraranee Limphong, Jerel B Vega, Priya P Karmali, Pad Chivukula, Inder M Verma
Safe and efficient delivery of messenger RNAs for protein replacement therapies offers great promise but remains challenging. In this report, we demonstrate systemic, in vivo, nonviral mRNA delivery through lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) to treat a Factor IX (FIX)-deficient mouse model of hemophilia B. Delivery of human FIX (hFIX) mRNA encapsulated in our LUNAR LNPs results in a rapid pulse of FIX protein (within 4-6 h) that remains stable for up to 4-6 d and is therapeutically effective, like the recombinant human factor IX protein (rhFIX) that is the current standard of care...
February 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197978/managing-cardiovascular-risk-in-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency
#7
REVIEW
James J Maciejko
Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) is a rare, life-threatening, autosomal recessive, lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in the LIPA gene, which encodes for lysosomal acid lipase (LAL). This enzyme is necessary for the hydrolysis of cholesteryl ester and triglyceride in lysosomes. Deficient LAL activity causes accumulation of these lipids in lysosomes and a marked decrease in the cytoplasmic free cholesterol concentration, leading to dysfunctional cholesterol homeostasis. The accumulation of neutral lipid occurs predominantly in liver, spleen, and macrophages throughout the body, and the aberrant cholesterol homeostasis causes a marked dyslipidemia...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192881/stem-cell-biomaterials-and-growth-factors-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
REVIEW
Soleiman Jaferian, Maryam Soleymaninejad, Babak Negahdari, Ali Eatemadi
Hepatocellular carcinoma is an antecedent of liver illnesses, including viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse, or metabolic disease. Transforming growth factor-Beta (TGF-b) plays an important role in creating a favorable microenvironment for tumor cell growth via two major mechanisms: an intrinsic activity as an autocrine growth factor and an extrinsic activity by inducing microenvironment changes. Recently stem cell therapy as also been a promising and potential treatment for liver cancer and in addition signaling pathways like GF/GFR systems, SDF-1α/CXC4 ligand receptor interaction and PI3K/Akt signaling, and cytokines has been identified to regulate cell fate decisions, and can be utilized to positively influence cell therapy outcomes...
February 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188788/angiopoietin-like-peptide-4-regulates-insulin-secretion-and-islet-morphology
#9
Hyun-Kyong Kim, Obin Kwon, Kyeong-Han Park, Kyung Jin Lee, Byung-Soo Youn, Seung-Whan Kim, Min-Seon Kim
Insulin secretion from pancreatic islet β-cells is primarily regulated by the blood glucose level, and also modulated by a number of biological factors produced inside the islets or released from remote organs. Previous studies have shown that angiopoietin-like protein 4 (Angptl4) controls glucose and lipid metabolism through its actions in the liver, adipose tissue, and skeletal muscles. In this present study, we investigated the possible role of Angptl4 in the regulation of insulin secretion from pancreatic islets...
February 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179724/combination-of-a-flipped-classroom-format-and-a-virtual-patient-case-to-enhance-active-learning-in-a-required-therapeutics-course
#10
Alicia Beth Lichvar, Ashley Hedges, Neal J Benedict, Amy C Donihi
Objective. To design and evaluate the integration of a virtual patient activity in a required therapeutics course already using a flipped-classroom teaching format. Design. A narrative-branched, dynamic virtual-patient case was designed to replace the static written cases that students worked through during the class, which was dedicated to teaching the complications of liver disease. Students completed pre- and posttests before and after completing the virtual patient case. Examination scores were compared to those in the previous year...
December 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179030/survival-in-infants-treated-with-sebelipase-alfa-for-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-an-open-label-multicenter-dose-escalation-study
#11
Simon A Jones, Sandra Rojas-Caro, Anthony G Quinn, Mark Friedman, Sachin Marulkar, Fatih Ezgu, Osama Zaki, J Jay Gargus, Joanne Hughes, Dominique Plantaz, Roshni Vara, Stephen Eckert, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux, Anais Brassier, Kim-Hanh Le Quan Sang, Vassili Valayannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Infants presenting with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency have marked failure to thrive, diarrhea, massive hepatosplenomegaly, anemia, rapidly progressive liver disease, and death typically in the first 6 months of life; the only available potential treatment has been hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is associated with high morbidity and mortality in this population. The study objective was to evaluate safety and efficacy (including survival) of enzyme replacement with sebelipase alfa in infants with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency...
February 8, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177392/effect-of-replacing-conventional-soybean-meal-with-low-oligosaccharide-soybean-meal-fed-to-weanling-piglets
#12
D Pangeni, J A Jendza, D R Menon, L Anil, X Yang, S K Baidoo
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of replacing conventional soybean meal (CSBM) with low-oligosaccharide soybean meal (LOSBM) on growth performance, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), intestinal morphology, viscosity of the intestinal contents, and visceral organ weight of weanling pigs. Thirty-two 19-d old individually housed pigs (6.2 ± 0.4 kg BW) were blocked by BW, and randomly assigned from within blocks to 1 of 4 dietary treatments: (1) CSBM with inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (CSBM+), (2) CSBM without inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (CSBM-), (3) LOSBM with inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (LOSBM+), and (4) LOSBM without inclusion of fish meal and spray dried plasma protein (LOSBM-) according to a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176619/inferior-vena-cava-replacement-in-living-donor-liver-transplant-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-first-case-report-in-saudi-arabia
#13
Firas Zahr Eldeen, Mohammed Rabie Abdulfatah, Dieter Broering
Living-donor liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma located on hepatocaval confluence or in contact with the inferior vena cava is technically challenging, and candidates for this kind of procedure should be carefully selected. It is difficult to rule out major vascular invasion except after hepatectomy and histologic examination; in addition, the possible dissemination of cancer cells during recipient hepatectomy is a considerable risk. Herein, we report the first case in Saudi Arabia of right lobe living-donor liver transplant combined with inferior vena cava reconstruction using cryopreserved iliac vein graft after en bloc resection of the liver with part of the diaphragm, anterior wall of retrohepatic inferior vena cava, and a 5-cm hepatocellular carcinoma in segment 7...
February 7, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176238/vitamin-d-status-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-of-the-liver-and-their-relatives-a-case-control-study-from-north-india
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Ravikant Kumar, Pavan Kumar, Kandarp Nath Saxena, Manjul Mishra, Vivek Kumar Mishra, Anju Kumari, Manisha Dwivedi, Sri Prakash Misra
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Liver diseases interfere with the production of the metabolites of vitamin D required for activation, thus resulting in abnormal calcium and bone metabolism. Previous studies show inconsistent results of vitamin D level in non-cholestatic liver diseases. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in cirrhosis as compared to apparently normal relatives and its relationship with etiology and severity. METHODS: One hundred and sixty cirrhotic patients attending the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, M L N Medical College, Allahabad, were enrolled, and 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] and calcium levels assessed...
February 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173756/a-clinical-score-to-predict-mortality-in-septic-acute-kidney-injury-patients-requiring-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-the-helenicc-score
#15
Rogério da Hora Passos, João Gabriel Rosa Ramos, Evandro Jose Bulhoes Mendonça, Eva Alves Miranda, Fábio Ricardo Dantas Dutra, Maria Fernanda R Coelho, Andrea C Pedroza, Luis Claudio L Correia, Paulo Benigno Pena Batista, Etienne Macedo, Margarida M D Dutra
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify predictors of early (7-day) mortality in patients with septic acute kidney injury (AKI) who required continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS: Prospective cohort of 186 septic AKI patients undergoing CRRT at a tertiary hospital, from October 2005 to November 2010. RESULTS: After multivariate adjustment, five variables were associated to early mortality: norepinephrine utilization, liver failure, medical condition, lactate level, and pre-dialysis creatinine level...
February 7, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170183/functional-human-and-murine-tissue-engineered-liver-is-generated-from-adult-stem-progenitor-cells
#16
Nirmala Mavila, Andrew Trecartin, Ryan Spurrier, Yi Xiao, Xiaogang Hou, David James, Xiaowei Fu, Brian Truong, Clara Wang, Gerald S Lipshutz, Kasper S Wang, Tracy C Grikscheit
Liver disease affects large numbers of patients, yet there are limited treatments available to replace absent or ineffective cellular function of this crucial organ. Donor scarcity and the necessity for immunosuppression limit one effective therapy, orthotopic liver transplantation. But in some conditions such as inborn errors of metabolism or transient states of liver insufficiency, patients may be salvaged by providing partial quantities of functional liver tissue. After transplanting multicellular liver organoid units composed of a heterogeneous cellular population that includes adult stem and progenitor cells, both mouse and human tissue-engineered liver (TELi) form in vivo...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168078/a-rare-case-of-diffuse-hemangiomatosis-of-the-spleen-with-splenic-rupture-following-aortic-valve-replacement
#17
F Capilli, M Weinbeck, M Czerny, M Siepe, T Krauss
In this paper we present a rare case of splenic rupture that occurred after an open aortic valve replacement in a male patient with hemangiomatosis of the spleen and the liver. The patient was treated with an emergency splenectomy. He showed no other sings of associated systemic disorder, such as Klippel-trénaunay syndrome or Proteus syndrome.
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164201/combining-imaging-and-anticancer-properties-with-new-heterobimetallic-pt-ii-m-i-m-re-99m-tc-complexes
#18
Letícia Quental, Paula Raposinho, Filipa Mendes, Isabel Santos, Carmen Navarro-Ranninger, Amparo Alvarez-Valdes, Huaiyi Huang, Hui Chao, Riccardo Rubbiani, Gilles Gasser, Adoración G Quiroga, António Paulo
In this article, we report on the development of new metal-based anticancer agents with imaging, chemotherapeutic and photosensitizing properties. Hence, a new heterobimetallic complex (Pt-LQ-Re) was prepared by connecting a non-conventional trans-chlorido Pt(ii) complex to a photoactive Re tricarbonyl unit (LQ-Re), which can be replaced by (99m)Tc to allow for in vivo imaging. We describe the photophysical and biological properties of the new complexes, in the dark and upon light irradiation (DNA interaction, cellular localization and uptake, and cytotoxicity)...
February 6, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161170/maternal-supplementation-with-rumen-protected-methionine-increases-prepartal-plasma-methionine-concentration-and-alters-hepatic-mrna-abundance-of-1-carbon-methionine-and-transsulfuration-pathways-in-neonatal-holstein-calves
#19
C B Jacometo, Z Zhou, D Luchini, M N Corrêa, J J Loor
An important mechanism of nutritional "programming" induced by supplementation with methyl donors during pregnancy is the alteration of mRNA abundance in the offspring. We investigated the effects of rumen-protected Met (RPM) on abundance of 17 genes in the 1-carbon, Met, and transsulfuration pathways in calf liver from cows fed the same basal diet without (control, CON) or with RPM at 0.08% of diet dry matter/d (MET) from -21 through +30 d around calving. Biopsies (n = 8 calves per diet) were harvested on d 4, 14, 28, and 50 of age...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157625/iminodiacetic-acid-as-bifunctional-linker-for-dimerization-of-cyclic-rgd-peptides
#20
Dong Xu, Zuo-Quan Zhao, Shu-Ting Chen, Yong Yang, Wei Fang, Shuang Liu
INTRODUCTION: In this study, I2P-RGD2 was used as the example to illustrate a novel approach for dimerization of cyclic RGD peptides. The main objective of this study was to explore the impact of bifunctional linkers (glutamic acid vs. iminodiacetic acid) on tumor-targeting capability and excretion kinetics of the (99m)Tc-labeled dimeric cyclic RGD peptides. METHODS: HYNIC-I2P-RGD2 was prepared by reacting I2P-RGD2 with HYNIC-OSu in the presence of diisopropylethylamine, and was evaluated for its αvβ3 binding affinity against (125)I-echistatin bound to U87MG glioma cells...
January 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
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