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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632958/decreased-portal-vein-velocity-is-predictive-of-the-development-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-a-matched-case-control-study
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Jonathan G Stine, Jennifer Wang, Puja M Shah, Curtis K Argo, Nicolas Intagliata, Andre Uflacker, Stephen H Caldwell, Patrick G Northup
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in cirrhosis may lead to hepatic decompensation and increased mortality. We aimed to investigate if decreased portal vein (PV) velocity is associated with future PVT. METHODS: Data on adult patients with cirrhosis and PVT between January 1, 2005 and July 30, 2015 were obtained. Cases with PVT were matched by age, gender and Model for End stage Liver Disease (MELD) score to corresponding controls without PVT. Cox proportional hazards models, receiver operator curves and Kaplan Meier curves were constructed...
June 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631134/budd-chiari-syndrome-outcomes-of-endovascular-intervention-a-single-center-experience
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Nitin Jagtap, Mithun Sharma, Jagdeesh Singh, Manu Tandan, P N Rao, Rajesh Gupta, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Mohan Ramchandani, Harshal Shah, T Mahesh Kumar, Santosh Darishetty, G V Rao, D N Reddy
AIM: Outcomes of endovascular intervention in Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) have been reported with varied results. Clinical outcomes of endovascular interventions in BCS and role of various prognostic scores were critically evaluated in this study. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed consecutive patients of BCS who underwent endovascular intervention between January 2007 and May 2016 at our center. Technical, clinical successes and complications were documented...
June 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626734/beneficial-effect-of-maintaining-hepatic-reserve-during-chemotherapy-on-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Takeshi Terashima, Tatsuya Yamashita, Kuniaki Arai, Kazunori Kawaguchi, Kazuya Kitamura, Taro Yamashita, Yoshio Sakai, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually develops in chronically damaged liver. We investigated hepatic reserves during chemotherapy of patients with advanced HCC and compensated liver function to evaluate the effect on patients' outcomes of maintaining hepatic reserve after chemotherapy. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 190 patients with Child-Pugh A with advanced HCC who were treated with sorafenib or hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC). We investigated the Child-Pugh score and albumin-bilirubin grade for hepatic reserve, and evaluated the effect of the change in Child-Pugh scores on patients' outcomes...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626732/albumin-bilirubin-albi-grade-as-part-of-the-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline-for-hcc-of-the-japan-society-of-hepatology-a-comparison-with-the-liver-damage-and-child-pugh-classifications
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Atsushi Hiraoka, Takashi Kumada, Masatoshi Kudo, Masashi Hirooka, Kunihiko Tsuji, Ei Itobayashi, Kazuya Kariyama, Toru Ishikawa, Kazuto Tajiri, Hironori Ochi, Toshifumi Tada, Hidenori Toyoda, Kazuhiro Nouso, Kouji Joko, Hideki Kawasaki, Yoichi Hiasa, Kojiro Michitaka
AIM/BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of 3 classifications for assessing liver function, the liver damage and Child-Pugh classifications and the newly proposed albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, in order to examine the feasibility of evaluating hepatic function using ALBI grade with the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment algorithm used in Japan. METHODS: We analyzed the medical records of 3,495 Japanese HCC patients admitted from 2000 to 2015, which were comprised of 1,580 patients hospitalized in the Ehime Prefecture area and used as a training cohort (Ehime group), and 1,915 others who were used for validation (validation group)...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622247/effects-of-portal-hypertension-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications
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Ulrika Asenbaum, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Mattias Mandorfer, Richard Nolz, Julia Furtner, Thomas Reiberger, Arnulf Ferlitsch, Klaus Kaczirek, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Andreas G Wibmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of portal hypertension (PH) on gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and assess diagnostic and prognostic implications in comparison to established imaging features of PH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board-approved retrospective study of 178 patients (142 men; median age, 59.4 years) with chronic liver disease undergoing MRI and hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement between January 2008 and April 2015...
June 16, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617890/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-the-treatment-of-achalasia-in-a-patient-with-esophageal-varices-a-case-report
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Naning Shen, Xin Wang, Xiaoyin Zhang, Liping Yao, Huahong Xie, Hongbo Zhang
Achalasia is very uncommon, and rarely does achalasia co-exist with esophageal varices. We present a 62-year-old woman who was diagnosed with both achalasia and esophageal varices in December 2014 and had a past history of hematemesis. The patient's achalasia symptoms' Eckardt score was 9, and her hepatic function was Child-Pugh grade A6. After comprehensive assessment of the patient's health and discussion of the pros and cons of various therapies for achalasia, the patient underwent a peroral endoscopic myotomy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616745/bacterial-meningitis-complicating-the-course-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Pasquale Pagliano, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro, Silvano Esposito
Meningitis is rarely reported in studies investigating bacterial infections in patients affected by liver cirrhosis. We investigated the findings of bacterial meningitis in patients affected by liver cirrhosis referred to our department in a 16-year period. MATERIALS: Patients with cirrhosis and bacterial meningitis were enrolled. Cirrhosis was defined by liver histology or clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic and endoscopic findings. Bacterial meningitis was defined by cerebro-spinal fluid pleocytosis (>10/mcl) and characteristic clinical presentation...
June 14, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614777/increased-circulating-endocan-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-relation-to-bacterial-infection-and-severity-of-disease
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J Zuwala-Jagiello, K Simon, M Kukla, E Murawska-Cialowicz, J Gorka-Dynysiewicz, E Grzebyk, M Pazgan-Simon
Life expectancy of patients with liver cirrhosis is closely linked to the degree of liver dysfunction and the occurrence of bacterial infection. An early diagnosis of infection helps to initiate adequate and timely measures and improves outcome of cirrhotic patients. Endocan is a newly recognized biomarker of sepsis. However, there have been no studies of the trends in endocan levels in cirrhotic patients with bacterial infection and their associations with markers of infection and inflammation. This study sought to assess the diagnostic value of serum levels of endocan, procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in 126 patients with cirrhosis: 51 with decompensated infected cirrhosis, 56 with decompensated uninfected and 19 with compensated uninfected cirrhosis at inclusion...
April 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614241/albumin-bilirubin-albi-score-at-admission-predicts-possible-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#9
Bo Chen, Sha Lin
The albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) score is a new model for assessing the severity of liver dysfunction. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the prognostic value of the ALBI score in predicting the 3-month outcome of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (AoCLF).This study included 84 patients with HBV-AoCLF, 56 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, and 48 healthy controls (HCs). The virological parameters and biochemical examination of blood were obtained after 12 hours of fasting...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614215/effects-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-bcaas-on-the-progression-of-advanced-liver-disease-a-korean-nationwide-multicenter-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
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Jung Gil Park, Won Young Tak, Soo Young Park, Young Oh Kweon, Se Young Jang, Yu Rim Lee, Si Hyun Bae, Jae Young Jang, Do Young Kim, June Sung Lee, Ki Tae Suk, In Hee Kim, Heon Ju Lee, Woo Jin Chung, Byoung Kuk Jang, Jeong Ill Suh, Jeong Heo, Won Kee Lee
Evidence of the potential benefits of long-term oral branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation in reducing the severity of liver disease is limited.Patients who were diagnosed with liver cirrhosis with a Child-Pugh (CP) score of 8-10 were included. The BCAA group consumed BCAAs daily for at least 6 months, and the control group consumed a diet without BCAA. We analyzed the improvements based on the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score, CP score, incidence of cirrhosis-related complications, and event-free survival over 2 years...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614081/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-a-rare-but-severe-complication-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Sandra Lopes, Graça Ribeiro, Pedro Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is the most common infectious complication in cirrhosis. Spontaneous fungal peritonitis is rare and remains unknown. In this work, spontaneous fungal peritonitis as well as risk factors and prognosis are characterized. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of 253 consecutive admissions by peritonitis in cirrhotic patients was carried out between 2006 and 2015. Comparison of patients with spontaneous fungal peritonitis (cases) and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis with positive microbiologic ascitic fluid culture (controls) was performed...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612951/temporal-improvement-in-survival-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-hepatitis-b-virus-endemic-population
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Bo Hyun Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Eun-Yang Kim, Hyun-Joo Kong, Young-Joo Won, Seungbong Han, Sohee Park, Jae Seok Hwang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Over the past decade, the management of HCC and viral hepatitis has been improved. We explored survival trends and factors affecting survival of HCC in a hepatitis B virus (HBV)-endemic population. METHODS: From 31521 and 38167 HCC registrants to the population-based national cancer registry in Korea, a hepatitis B virus (HBV)-endemic country, in the period of 2003-2005 and 2008-2010, we randomly sampled cohorts of 4515 and 4582 patients, respectively, for the investigation of clinical characteristics and survival...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611264/symptoms-of-daytime-sleepiness-and-sleep-apnea-in-liver-cirrhosis-patients
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Abdullah Enezi, Fares Al-Jahdali, Anwar Ahmed, Nahid Shirbini, Abdullah Harbi, Baharoon Salim, Yosra Ali, Aljumah Abdulrahman, Mohd Khan, Abdullah Khaleid, Al-Jahdali Hamdan
Background/propose. Sleep disturbance and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) have been reported in patients with hepatic cirrhosis with no hepatic encephalopathy (HE). The objective of this study was to evaluate daytime sleepiness and risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among liver cirrhosis patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC)-Riyadh over a period of six months, using a structured questionnaire that investigated: 1) Sleep patterns and daytime sleepiness using the Epworth Sleeping Scale (ESS), and 2) The risk for sleep apnea using the Berlin Questionnaire (BQ)...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604642/comparison-of-prognostic-impact-between-the-child-pugh-score-and-skeletal-muscle-mass-for-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Akio Ishii, Yoshinori Iwata, Yuho Miyamoto, Noriko Ishii, Yukihisa Yuri, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Takashi Nishimura, Kazunori Yoh, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Ryo Takata, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
AIMS: To investigate the influence of skeletal muscle mass index (SMI) as determined by bioimpedance analysis (BIA) (appendicular skeletal muscle mass/(height)²) on survival by comparing the Child-Pugh score in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC, n = 383, average age = 65.2 years). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In terms of comparison of the effects of SMI and other markers on survival, we used time-dependent receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis. RESULTS: The average SMI for male was 7...
June 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591307/schistosomiasis-and-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-the-role-of-concomitant-liver-cirrhosis
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Liana Gonçalves-Macedo, Edmundo Pessoa Lopes, Ana Lucia Coutinho Domingues, Brivaldo Markman, Vitor Gomes Mota, Carlos Feitosa Luna
BACKGROUND: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is defined as an oxygenation defect induced by intrapulmonary vasodilation in patients with liver disease or portal hypertension. It is investigated in patients with liver cirrhosis and less frequently in those with portal hypertension without liver cirrhosis, as may occur in hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of HPS in patients with HSS, and to determine whether the occurrence of HPS is influenced by concomitant cirrhosis...
July 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591243/platelet-count-squared-spleen-diameter-aspartate-aminotransferase-ratio-non-invasive-method-to-predict-esophageal-varices
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Ângelo Zambam de Mattos, Larissa Faraco Daros, Angelo Alves de Mattos
BACKGROUND: - Variceal bleeding has a high mortality among cirrhotics, and screening with endoscopy is indicated at the diagnosis of cirrhosis. Screening with endoscopy implies discomfort, risks and considerable costs. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate platelet count squared/spleen diameter-aspartate aminotransferase ratio (PS/SA), as a non-invasive predictor of esophageal varices in cirrhotics. METHODS: - This cross-sectional study evaluated cirrhotics for PS/SA and presence of esophageal varices...
May 25, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591054/thromboelastometry-relation-to-the-severity-of-liver-cirrhosis-in-patients-considered-for-liver-transplantation
#17
Gabriel Dumitrescu, Anna Januszkiewicz, Anna Ågren, Maria Magnusson, Staffan Wahlin, Jan Wernerman
The severity of liver disease is assessed by scoring systems, which include the conventional coagulation test prothrombin time-the international normalized ratio (PT-INR). However, PT-INR is not predictive of bleeding in liver disease and thromboelastometry (ROTEM) has been suggested to give a better overview of the coagulation system in these patients. It has now been suggested that coagulation as reflected by tromboelastomety may also be used for prognostic purposes. The objective of our study was to investigate whether thrombelastometry may discriminate the degree of liver insufficiency according to the scoring systems Child Pugh and Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591006/assessment-of-functional-liver-reserve-old-and-new-in-99mtc-sulfur-colloid-scintigraphy
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Manuela M Matesan, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Robert S Miyaoka, James W Velez, Michele F Wanner, Matthew J Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Hubert J Vesselle
PURPOSE: A semiquantitative assessment of hepatic reticuloendothelial system function using colloidal particles scintigraphy has been proposed previously as a surrogate for liver function evaluation. In this article, we present an updated method for the overall assessment of technetium-99m (Tc)-sulfur colloid (SC) biodistribution that combines information from planar and attenuation-corrected Tc-SC single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The imaging protocol described here was developed as an easy-to-implement method to assess overall and regional liver function changes associated with chronic liver disease...
June 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581406/long-term-survival-analysis-of-stereotactic-ablative-radiotherapy-versus-liver-resection-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ting-Shi Su, Ping Liang, Jian Liang, Huan-Zhen Lu, Hua-Yan Jiang, Tao Cheng, Yong Huang, Yang Tang, Xin Deng
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) versus liver resection for small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ≤5 cm with Child-Pugh A cirrhosis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This retrospective study included 117 patients with small HCCs with 1 or 2 nodules. Eighty-two patients received SABR (SABR group), and 35 patients underwent liver resection (resection group). Overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) were analyzed...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574019/k-time-maximum-amplitude-of-thromboelastogram-predict-post-central-venous-cannulation-bleeding-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-pilot-study
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Chandra K Pandey, Vandana Saluja, Kumar Gaurav, Manish Tandon, Vijay K Pandey, Ajeet S Bhadoria
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Coagulation and haemostasis are dynamic processes. The haemostatic changes in liver disease affect all aspects of coagulation. The prothrombin time (PT)/ international normalized ratio (INR) was developed to monitor oral anticoagulant therapy and the activated partial thromboplastin time to investigate inheritable single factor deficiencies. Viscoelastic tests such as thromboelastogram (TEG) give information about dynamics of clot formation (coagulation factor and anticoagulant activity), clot strength (platelets and fibrinogen) and clot stability (finbrinolysis and factor XIII)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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