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Yunkoo Kang, Sowon Park, Seung Kim, Hong Koh
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become prevalent worldwide in the last decade. However, the recent prevalence of NAFLD in adolescents has not yet been investigated in Korea. METHODS: Data were obtained from 1,416 participants aged 10-18 years from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in 2010 and 2015. Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), height, weight, waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), fasting glucose, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level, waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and pediatric NAFLD fibrosis index (PNFI) were analyzed...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601441/the-membrane-bound-o-acyltransferase7-rs641738-variant-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Anna Di Sessa, Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, Grazia Cirillo, Angela Del Prete, Roberta Iacomino, Pierluigi Marzuillo, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice
BACKGROUND: The rs641738 polymorphism in the membrane-bound O-acyltransferase domain containing protein 7 (MBOAT7) gene has been associated with increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between the MBOAT7 rs641738 polymorphism and both hepatic steatosis and biochemical markers of liver damage and to evaluate the potential additive effect of this variant and the I148M patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 3 (PNPLA3) and the rs58542926 transmembrane 6 superfamily member 2 (TM6SF2) polymorphisms...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596053/the-adipose-tissue-expandability-hypothesis-a-potential-mechanism-for-insulin-resistance-in-obese-youth
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REVIEW
Sonia Caprio, Bridget Pierpont, Romy Kursawe
Obesity has become a major global health challenge of the 21st century, as it is associated with the onset of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular complications, even at a very early age in life. The root causes of pediatric obesity remain incompletely understood. The obesity epidemic together with the relationship of obesity to the growing population burden of chronic disease presents unprecedented research opportunities and challenges. Decades of obesity-related research funded by governments around the world have yielded many important discoveries about both etiological pathways and preventive or therapeutic interventions...
March 29, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547047/pediatric-visceral-adiposity-index-adaptation-correlates-with-homa-ir-matsuda-and-transaminases
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María José Garcés Hernández, Miguel Klünder, Nayely Garibay Nieto, Juan Carlos López Alvarenga, Jenny Vilchis Gil, Samuel Flores Huerta, Rosa Quispe Siccha, Joselin Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: Visceral adiposity index (VAI) is a mathematical model associated with cardiometabolic risk in adults, but studies on children failed to support this association. Our group has proposed a pediatric VAI model using pediatric ranges, but it has not yet been evaluated and needs further adjustments. The objective of this study was to further adjust the proposed pediatric VAI by age, creating a new pediatric metabolic index (PMI), and assess the correlation of the PMI with insulin resistance indexes and hepatic enzymes...
March 2018: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538359/gut-microbiota-in-adolescents-and-the-association-with-fatty-liver-the-epoch-study
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Maggie A Stanislawski, Catherine A Lozupone, Brandie D Wagner, Merete Eggesbø, Marci K Sontag, Nichole Nusbacher, Mercedes Martinez, Dana Dabelea
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence supports that the gut microbiota may be involved in the pathophysiology of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and may also offer avenues for treatment or prevention. METHODS: We investigated the associations among gut microbiota, diet and hepatic fat fraction (HFF) in 107 adolescents. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was used to assess HFF, and 16S rRNA gene sequencing was performed on collected fecal samples. Dietary intake was assessed using Food Frequency Questionnaires...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527255/glycogenic-hepatopathy-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Jagannath M Sherigar, Joline De Castro, Yong Mei Yin, Debra Guss, Smruti R Mohanty
Glycogenic hepatopathy (GH) is a rare complication of the poorly controlled diabetes mellitus characterized by the transient liver dysfunction with elevated liver enzymes and associated hepatomegaly caused by the reversible accumulation of excess glycogen in the hepatocytes. It is predominantly seen in patients with longstanding type 1 diabetes mellitus and rarely reported in association with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Although it was first observed in the pediatric population, since then, it has been reported in adolescents and adults with or without ketoacidosis...
February 27, 2018: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517271/the-search-for-noninvasive-methods-to-identify-liver-fibrosis-in-children-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Chetan Mandelia, Mohammad Nasser Kabbany, Praveen Kumar Conjeevaram Selvakumar, Naim Alkhouri
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the hepatic manifestation of the obesity epidemic. Recent studies have clearly shown that the stage of fibrosis in adults with NAFLD is the most important histological feature in long-term outcomes and the development of liver-related complications. Despite the paucity of data regarding the natural history of pediatric NAFLD, its progression to cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease requiring liver transplantation is well documented. Given the high prevalence of NAFLD in children and adults, there is an urgent need to find safe and cost-effective alternatives to biopsy to determine the stage of liver fibrosis...
March 8, 2018: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472416/biomarkers-of-aki-progression-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Jason H Greenberg, Michael Zappitelli, Yaqi Jia, Heather R Thiessen-Philbrook, Christina A de Fontnouvelle, F Perry Wilson, Steven Coca, Prasad Devarajan, Chirag R Parikh
Background As children progress to higher stages of AKI, the risk for adverse outcomes dramatically increases. No reliable methods exist to predict AKI progression in hospitalized children. To determine if biomarkers of inflammation and kidney injury can predict AKI progression, we conducted a three-center prospective cohort study of children undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Methods On the first day of serum creatinine-defined AKI, we measured urine biomarkers (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin [NGAL], IL-18, kidney injury molecule 1, liver fatty acid binding protein [L-FABP], albumin, and cystatin C) and plasma biomarkers (IFN, IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, TNF- α , NGAL, and cystatin C)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471561/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Jake P Mann, Luca Valenti, Eleonora Scorletti, Christopher D Byrne, Valerio Nobili
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is one of the most common hepatic diseases in children who present with particular risk factors including obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and/or a predisposing genetic background. The worldwide prevalence of NAFLD in children is a worrying phenomenon because this disease is closely associated with the development of both cirrhosis and cardiometabolic syndrome in adulthood. To date, the etiopathogenesis of primary NAFLD in children is unknown...
February 2018: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471012/pediatric-fatty-liver-disease-pefld-all-is-not-nafld-pathophysiological-insights-and-approach-to-management
#10
REVIEW
Robert Hegarty, Maesha Deheragoda, Emer Fitzpatrick, Anil Dhawan
The recognition of a pattern of steatotic liver injury where histology mimicked alcoholic liver disease but alcohol consumption was denied, led to the identification of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has since become the most common chronic liver disease in adults owing to the global epidemic of obesity. However, in pediatrics, the term NAFLD seems incongruous: alcohol consumption is largely not a factor and inherited metabolic disorders (IMD) can mimic or co-exist with a diagnosis of NAFLD...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470938/diagnostic-performance-of-mr-elastography-for-liver-fibrosis-in-children-and-young-adults-with-a-spectrum-of-liver-diseases
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Andrew T Trout, Rachel M Sheridan, Suraj D Serai, Stavra A Xanthakos, Weizhe Su, Bin Zhang, Daniel B Wallihan
Purpose To assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived liver stiffness to detect liver fibrosis in a pediatric and young adult population with a spectrum of liver diseases. Materials and Methods This retrospective study included patients younger than 21 years of age who underwent MR elastography and liver biopsy within 3 months of one another between January 2012 and September 2016 for indications other than liver transplantation or Fontan palliation of congenital heart disease...
February 22, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460503/urinary-l-fabp-level-in-children-with-nephrotic-syndrome-and-tubular-dysfunction
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Masashi Nishida, Hidekazu Kawakatsu, Kenji Hamaoka
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicated the role of urinary liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (uL-FABP) as a biomarker for kidney injury. However, uL-FABP excretion in patients with relapsing nephrotic syndrome and tubular dysfunction in the pediatric population had not been reported previously. METHODS: We examined uL-FABP level in children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS), in those with tubular dysfunction, and in control subjects. RESULTS: uL-FABP was markedly increased in patients with relapsing SSNS (12...
February 20, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452135/evidence-based-exercise-recommendations-to-reduce-hepatic-fat-content-in-youth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
María Medrano, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Jonatan R Ruiz, Francisco B Ortega, Idoia Labayen
The main purposes of this study were to elucidate the effects of supervised-exercise training (ET) interventions on hepatic fat content and on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) prevalence in children and adolescents and to provide information about the optimal ET prescription (type, intensity, volume, and frequency) needed to reduce hepatic fat content in youths. Supervised-ET interventions performed in children and adolescents (6-19 years) that provided results of exercise effects on hepatic fat content or NAFLD prevalence were included...
February 13, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432207/prevalence-of-comorbid-conditions-pre-existing-and-diagnosed-at-a-tertiary-care-pediatric-weight-management-clinic
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Griselle Leon, Elizabeth de Klerk, Josephine Ho, Michelle Jackman, Raylene A Reimer, Kimberly E Connors, Paola Luca
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity places individuals at risk for a multitude of physical and mental health problems. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of obesity related comorbidities diagnosed prior to and after attending a tertiary care pediatric weight management clinic. METHODS: A cross sectional retrospective chart review of patients 2-17 years old seen in the weight management clinic at Alberta Children's Hospital from May 2012 to May 2014. RESULTS: A total of 199 patients were included in the review...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366420/predictors-of-non-alcoholic-liver-disease-in-ethnically-diverse-overweight-children-and-adolescents
#15
Pamela Botero
OBJECTIVES: To study the relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and sleep, physical activity (PA), and screen-time habits/behaviors among a multiethnic sample of overweight children/adolescents. METHODS: A retrospective medical chart review (6/2013-7/2014) identified 209 patients (7-21 years old) who were overweight/obese (BMI > 85th% for age/sex). A follow-up telephone survey was completed among 130 of these patients' parents to obtain information on sleep, screen-time, PA habits, and socio-demographics...
January 23, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356764/pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-current-thinking
#16
Valerio Nobili, Piotr Socha
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an increasingly prevalent paediatric disorder, is diagnosed and managed not only by both pediatric gastroenterologists/hepatologists but also frequently by the general pediatrician. This article updates recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approach, which may be applied to everyday practice. Diagnosis of NAFLD takes into account the risk factor profile and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Techniques such as transient elastography and specific biomarkers aimed at improving diagnosis and monitoring of NAFLD need further validation in the pediatric population...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249967/-psoralea-corylifolia-l-attenuates-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-juvenile-mouse
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Lishan Zhou, Jianqiao Tang, Xiaoli Xiong, Hui Dong, Juan Huang, Shunchang Zhou, Lingling Zhang, Huan Qin, Suqi Yan
Psoralea corylifolia L. (PC) is a traditional Chinese herb used to treat yang deficiency of the spleen and kidney in pediatric disease. Recent studies have shown its liver protection and anti-oxidative effects. The aim of this study was to explore the effect and mechanism of PC on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in juvenile mice. The juvenile mouse model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NAFLD/NASH) was established by being fed a high-fat diet in maternal-offspring manner. PC granules were prepared and the quality was assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232283/levocarnitine-for-the-treatment-of-valproic-acid-induced-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-in-children-the-experience-of-large-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospital-and-a-poison-center
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Miguel Glatstein, Pedro Bonifacio Rino, Silvina de Pinho, Dennis Scolnik, Dikla Pivko-Levi, Christopher Hoyte
BACKGROUND: Although rare, symptomatic hyperammonemia is sometimes associated with valproic acid (VPA), especially in children. L-carnitine (levocarnitine), sometimes classified as an essential amino acid, is vital to mitochondrial utilization of fatty acids and can be helpful in treating this condition. The data supporting this, however, are limited. STUDY QUESTION: The aim of the study was to illustrate the role of L-carnitine in the treatment of patients with VPA-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VPE) at 2 different institutions...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211055/urinary-c-megalin-for-screening-of-renal-scarring-in-children-after-febrile-urinary-tract-infection
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Sohsaku Yamanouchi, Takahisa Kimata, Jiro Kino, Tetsuya Kitao, Chikushi Suruda, Shoji Tsuji, Hiroyuki Kurosawa, Yoshiaki Hirayama, Akihiko Saito, Kazunari Kaneko
BackgroundFebrile urinary tract infection (fUTI) in children may cause renal scarring. This study aimed to investigate the usefulness of urinary biomarkers for diagnosing renal scarring after fUTI.MethodsThirty-seven children (median age: 1.36 years, range: 0.52-12.17 years, 25 boys) with a history of fUTI, who underwent renal scintigraphy for 4 months or longer after the last episode of fUTI, were analyzed. A spot urine sample was obtained on the day of renal scintigraphy to measure levels of total protein, N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), β2 -microglobulin (BMG), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), liver-type fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP), and C-megalin (full-length megalin)...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199148/do-zones-of-hepatic-steatosis-associate-with-subtypes-and-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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EDITORIAL
Veeral Ajmera, Rohit Loomba
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March 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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