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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/zonality-of-steatosis-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-the-maturation-of-pediatric-nafld-distinct-sub-types-or-both
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EDITORIAL
Veeral Ajmera, Rohit Loomba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191073/using-an-allometric-equation-to-accurately-predict-the-energy-expenditure-of-children-and-adolescents-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Inez Martincevic, Marialena Mouzaki
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) require targeted nutrition therapy that relies on calculating energy needs. Common energy equations are inaccurate in predicting resting energy expenditure (REE), influencing total energy expenditure (TEE) estimates. Equations based on allometric scaling are simple, accurate, void of subjective activity and/or stress factor bias, and they estimate TEE. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the predictive accuracy of an allometric energy equation (AEE) in predicting TEE of children and adolescents with NAFLD...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184820/metabolic-syndrome-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Dania Al-Hamad, Vandana Raman
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents is increasing, in parallel with the increasing trends in obesity rates. Varying definitions of this syndrome have hindered the development of a consensus for the diagnostic criteria in the pediatric population. While pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome is not completely understood, insulin resistance and subsequent inflammation are thought to be among its main mechanistic underpinnings. Overweight and obesity are cardinal features, along with abnormal glucose metabolism, dyslipidemia, and hypertension...
October 2017: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165568/second-harmonic-generation-reveals-subtle-fibrosis-differences-in-adult-and-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Feng Liu, Jing-Min Zhao, Hui-Ying Rao, Wei-Miao Yu, Wei Zhang, Neil D Theise, Aileen Wee, Lai Wei
Objectives: Investigate subtle fibrosis similarities and differences in adult and pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) using second harmonic generation (SHG). Methods: SHG/two-photon excitation fluorescence imaging quantified 100 collagen parameters and determined qFibrosis values by using the nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) Clinical Research Network (CRN) scoring system in 62 adult and 36 pediatric NAFLD liver specimens. Results: Six distinct parameters identified differences among the NASH CRN stages with high accuracy (area under the curve, 0835-0...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130075/association-between-cytokines-and-liver-histology-in-children-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Emily R Perito, Veeral Ajmera, Nathan M Bass, Philip Rosenthal, Joel E Lavine, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Katherine P Yates, Anna Mae Diehl, Jean P Molleston, Karen F Murray, Ann Scheimann, Ryan Gill, David Glidden, Bradley Aouizerat
Background: Reliable non-invasive markers to characterize inflammation, hepatocellular ballooning, and fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are lacking. We investigated the relationship between plasma cytokine levels and features of NAFLD histology to gain insight into cellular pathways driving NASH and to identify potential non-invasive discriminators of NAFLD severity and pattern. Methods: Cytokines were measured from plasma obtained at enrollment in pediatric participants in NASH Clinical Research Network studies with liver biopsy-proven NAFLD...
September 2017: Hepatology communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128061/the-genetics-of-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Nidhi P Goyal, Jeffrey B Schwimmer
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease in children. Severe fibrosis and cirrhosis are potential consequences of pediatric NAFLD and can occur within a few years of diagnosis. Observations suggest that genetics may be a strong modifying factor in the presentation, severity, and natural history of the disease. There is increasing interest in determining at-risk populations based on genetics in the hope of finding genotypes that correlate to NAFLD phenotype. Ultimately, the hope is to be able to tailor therapeutics to genetic predispositions and decrease disease morbidity in children with NAFLD...
February 2018: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122442/serum-fetuin-a-levels-in-obese-children-with-biopsy-proven-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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V Pampanini, E Inzaghi, D Germani, A Alterio, A Puglianiello, A Alisi, V Nobili, S Cianfarani
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Fetuin-A has been proposed as a marker of liver damage in adults with obesity-related NAFLD. The aim of this study was to test serum fetuin-A concentrations in obese children with NAFLD diagnosed either by ultrasonography or by liver biopsy and to determine its applicability as predictive tool in pediatric NAFLD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Metabolic parameters and fetuin-A levels were investigated in 81 obese children with NAFLD diagnosed by biopsy, 79 obese children with NAFLD defined by liver ultrasonography and 23 lean subjects...
October 3, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099463/associations-of-insulin-resistance-and-glycemia-with-liver-enzymes-in-hispanic-latino-youths-results-from-the-hispanic-community-children-s-health-study-study-of-latino-youth-sol-youth
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Christina M Parrinello, Bryan J Rudolph, Mariana Lazo, Linda C Gallo, Bharat Thyagarajan, Scott J Cotler, Qibin Qi, Tossaporn Seeherunvong, Denise C Vidot, Howard D Strickler, Robert C Kaplan, Carmen R Isasi
BACKGROUND: Associations of insulin resistance and hyperglycemia with a panel of liver enzymes have not been well studied in a young, heterogenous Hispanic/Latino population. We aimed to assess the associations of insulin resistance and glycemia with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as measured by liver enzymes and the pediatric NAFLD fibrosis index (PNFI), and whether these associations are modified by body mass index and mediated by inflammation or endothelial dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 1317 boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years from the Hispanic Community Children's Health Study/Study of Latino Youth...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095346/pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-current-thinking
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Valerio Nobili, Piotr Socha
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an increasingly prevalent paediatric disorder is diagnosed and managed by both paediatric gastroenterologists / hepatologists but also frequently by the general paediatrician. This paper 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 paediatric population...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080393/lipid-profile-pattern-in-pediatric-overweight-population-with-or-without-nafld-in-relation-to-idf-criteria-for-metabolic-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Anca Bălănescu, Paul Bălănescu, Valentina Comanici, Iustina Stan, Beata Acs, Laura Prisăcariu, Florin Brezan, Tatiana Ciomârtan, Ioan Gherghina
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess the lipid profile pattern of pediatric overweight and/or obese patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in relation to IDF Consensus Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional preliminary study on 45 consecutive pediatric patients. Overweight or obese children aged from 3 to 18 years were included. Standardized measurement of blood pressure and anthropometric parameters were performed...
October 26, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080241/next-generation-sequencing-in-pediatric-hepatology-and-liver-transplantation
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REVIEW
Emanuele Nicastro, Lorenzo D'Antiga
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized the analysis of human genetic variations, offering a highly cost-effective way to diagnose monogenic diseases (MDs). Since nearly half of children with chronic liver disorders have a genetic cause and approximately 20% of pediatric liver transplants are performed in children with MDs, NGS offers the opportunity to significantly improve the diagnostic yield in this field. Among the NGS strategies, the use of targeted gene panels has proven useful to rapidly and reliably confirm a clinical suspicion, whereas the whole exome sequencing (WES) with variants filtering has been adopted to assist the diagnostic work up in unclear clinical scenarios...
October 28, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064931/transaminases-and-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-diagnosis
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Pietro Vajro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045180/quantitative-liver-mri-biopsy-correlation-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-can-one-be-used-to-predict-the-other
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Jonathan R Dillman, Andrew T Trout, Emma N Costello, Suraj D Serai, Kristin S Bramlage, Rohit Kohli, Stavra A Xanthakos
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between quantitative liver MRI measurements and liver biopsy findings in pediatric and young adult patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from a registry that prospectively enrolls pediatric and young adult patients with biopsy-confirmed NAFLD at our tertiary medical center with parent or guardian and subject informed consent, as appropriate...
October 18, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039050/the-protective-effect-of-fish-oil-lipid-emulsions-on-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-in-a-rat-model-of-short-bowel-syndrome
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Seiro Machigashira, Tatsuru Kaji, Shun Onishi, Waka Yamada, Keisuke Yano, Koji Yamada, Ryuta Masuya, Takafumi Kawano, Kazuhiko Nakame, Motoi Mukai, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: Pediatric patients with intestinal failure need long-term parenteral nutrition (PN), but this nutritional support causes liver dysfunction, such as intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD). Several studies have shown that the lipid emulsion produced by soybean oil (SO) is associated with the occurrence of IFALD. In this study, we evaluated the effect of SO and fish oil (FO) lipid emulsion on hepatic steatosis. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats underwent jugular vein catheterization and were divided into three groups: sham operation with normal chow (Sham group), 80% small bowel resection (80% SBR) + TPN with SO lipid emulsion (SO group), and 80% SBR + TPN with FO lipid emulsion (FO group)...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028128/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-hepatic-proton-density-fat-fraction-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Michael S Middleton, Mark L Van Natta, Elhamy R Heba, Adina Alazraki, Andrew T Trout, Prakash Masand, Elizabeth M Brunt, David E Kleiner, Edward Doo, James Tonascia, Joel E Lavine, Wei Shen, Gavin Hamilton, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Claude B Sirlin
We assessed the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) proton density fat fraction (PDFF) in children to stratify hepatic steatosis grade before and after treatment in the Cysteamine Bitartrate Delayed-Release for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children (CyNCh) trial, using centrally-scored histology as reference. Participants had multi-echo 1.5T or 3T MRI on scanners from three manufacturers. Of 169 enrolled children, 110 (65%) and 83 (49%) had MRI and liver biopsy at baseline and at end-of-treatment (EOT; 52-weeks), respectively...
October 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022907/p38%C3%AE-mapk-antagonizing-jnk-to-control-the-hepatic-fat-accumulation-in-pediatric-patients-onset-intestinal-failure
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Yongtao Xiao, Jun Wang, Weihui Yan, Kejun Zhou, Yi Cao, Wei Cai
The p38α mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) has been related to gluconeogenesis and lipid metabolism. However, the roles and related mechanisms of p38α MAPK in intestinal failure (IF)-associated liver steatosis remained poor understood. Here, our experimental evidence suggested that p38α MAPK significantly suppressed the fat accumulation in livers of IF patients mainly through two mechanisms. On the one hand, p38α MAPK increased hepatic bile acid (BA) synthesis by upregulating the expression of the rate-limiting enzyme cholesterol 7-α-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α), which in turn activated the transcription of the CYP7A1...
October 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022357/challenges-in-screening-for-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#18
Anna E Ferguson, Stavra A Xanthakos, Robert M Siegel
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of elevated liver enzymes in children in the United States. Screening for NAFLD in children with obesity is recommended by several published guidelines, but the application of these recommendations in pediatric weight management programs is uncertain. Our study aimed to describe the screening practices for NAFLD in a large pediatric weight management program. During 2014, 1312 patients were seen, with a liver enzyme panel obtained in 847 (64...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988228/the-relationship-between-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-among-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Oana Belei, Laura Olariu, Andreea Dobrescu, Tamara Marcovici, Otilia Marginean
BACKGROUND: The increasing rate of obesity and overweight among children has highlighted nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as the most common cause of chronic pediatric liver diseases. There are many publications supporting the idea that gut microbiota is altered in NAFLD. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of NAFLD among overweight and obese children with and without small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) compared to a control group and to assess if intestinal dysbiosis represents a risk factor for NAFLD...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986475/pediatric-cytochrome-p450-activity-alterations-in-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Hui Li, Canet J Mark, John D Clarke, Dean Billheimer, Stavra A Xanthakos, Joel E Lavine, Robert P Erickson, Nathan J Cherrington
Variable drug responses(VDRs) are dependent upon individual variation in the activity of drug-metabolizing enzymes including cytochrome P450s(CYPs). As the most common chronic liver disease in children and adults, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis(NASH) has been identified as a source of significant inter-individual variation in hepatic drug metabolism. Compared to adults, children present age-related differences in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of fatty liver disease severity on the activity of a variety of CYPs in children and adolescents...
October 6, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
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