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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345206/treatment-with-direct-acting-antiviral-agents-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-injecting-drug-users-a-prospective-study
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Lucio Boglione, Simone Mornese Pinna, Amedeo De Nicolò, Jessica Cusato, Giuseppe Cariti, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
In this prospective study, we evaluated the effectiveness and tolerability of novel therapies against hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a cohort of PWID enrolled at our centre from April 2015 to July 2016. In this analysis, a total of 174 patients were included: 11 (6.3%) were treated with pegylated-interferon (PEG-IFN) and ribavirin (RBV) containing regimens, 163 (93.7%) with IFN-free treatments. RBV has been used in 70 patients (40.2%); 59 (33.9%) patients were in opioid substitution therapy (OST) with methadone or buprenorphine...
March 26, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345155/a-nomogram-for-predicting-prognostic-value-of-inflammatory-response-biomarkers-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients-without-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Y-J Cai, J-J Dong, J-Z Dong, Y Chen, Z Lin, M Song, Y-Q Wang, Y-P Chen, K-Q Shi, M-T Zhou
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a vital role in liver cirrhosis progression and prognosis. AIM: To investigate the prognostic significance of inflammatory response markers in decompensated cirrhotic patients without acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). METHODS: Independent predictors were identified using multivariate Cox model and then assembled into a nomogram to predict survival. Concordance index (C-index) and time-dependent receiver operating characteristics (td-ROC) analysis were adopted to evaluate and compare the performance of nomogram, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores, MELD-Na and Chronic Liver Failure-consortium score for acute decompensated (CLIF-C ADs)...
March 26, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340971/glutathione-species-and-metabolomic-prints-in-subjects-with-liver-disease-as-biological-markers-for-the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Juan R Sanabria, Rajan S Kombu, Guo-Fang Zhang, Yana Sandlers, Jizhou Ai, Rafael A Ibarra, Rime Abbas, Kush Goyal, Henri Brunengraber
BACKGROUND: The incidence of liver disease is increasing in USA. Animal models had shown glutathione species in plasma reflects liver glutathione state and it could be a surrogate for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: The present study aimed to translate methods to the human and to explore the role of glutathione/metabolic prints in the progression of liver dysfunction and in the detection of HCC. Treated plasma from healthy subjects (n = 20), patients with liver disease (ESLD, n = 99) and patients after transplantation (LTx, n = 7) were analyzed by GC- or LC/MS...
December 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334008/low-sphingosine-1-phosphate-plasma-levels-are-predictive-for-increased-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Susen Becker, Benedict Kinny-Köster, Michael Bartels, Markus Scholz, Daniel Seehofer, Thomas Berg, Cornelius Engelmann, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Thorsten Kaiser
BACKGROUND & AIM: The association of circulating sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid involved in various cellular processes, and related metabolites such as sphinganine-1-phosphate (SA1P) and sphingosine (SPH) with mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease is investigated in the presented study. S1P as a bioactive lipid mediator, is involved in several cellular processes, however, in end-stage liver disease its role is not understood. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 95 patients with end-stage liver disease and available information on one-year outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333515/a-philosophy-for-behavioral-health-integration-in-primary-care
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Thomas R Egnew
In response to a call for a philosophy that transcends the professional boundaries that threaten behavioral health integration in primary care, this essay explores the thesis that such a philosophy exists in medicine's core purpose. Drawing on the work of Eric Cassell, a philosophy may be determined that melds the values, themes, and constructs of individual models for behavioral health integration in primary care toward a single, overriding purpose. Effecting such integration challenges current trends in medicine by refocusing medicine on its ethical core...
March 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325677/il-6-tnf-%C3%AE-il-10-and-nutritional-status-in-pediatric-patients-with-biliary-atresia
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Maria Ines de Albuquerque Wilasco, Carolina Uribe-Cruz, Daniele Santetti, Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Cristina Toscani Leal Dornelles, Themis Reverbel da Silveira
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study is to evaluate whether IL-6, TNF-α, IL-10 are associated with nutritional status in patients with cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia and compare to healthy controls. METHODS: The parameters used for nutritional assessment were the standard deviation scores of height-for-age and of triceps skinfold thickness-for-age. The severity of cirrhosis was evaluated using the Child-Pugh score and PELD/MELD. Serum cytokines were measured using Cytometric Bead Array flow cytometry...
March 19, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324141/early-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-after-liver-transplantation-what-is-the-impact-of-the-arterial-reconstruction-type
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Astrid Herrero, Regis Souche, Emmanuel Joly, Gildas Boisset, Hussein Habibeh, Hassan Bouyabrine, Fabrizio Panaro, Jose Ursic-Bedoya, Samir Jaber, Boris Guiu, Georges Philippe Pageaux, Francis Navarro
OBJECTIVE: Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is the most severe vascular complication occurring after liver transplantation, with an incidence ranging from 2 to 9% in adults. Although the ideal arterial reconstruction is often described as a short and non-redundant anastomosis fashioned between the recipient and donor hepatic arteries, there is no strong evidence about this ideal reconstruction in the literature. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the type of arterial reconstruction on early HAT after primary liver transplantation...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323622/a-quality-of-life-assessment-and-the-correlation-between-generic-and-disease-specific-questionnaires-scores-in-outpatients-with-chronic-liver-disease-pilot-study
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Milica Obradovic, Zoran Gluvic, Nina Petrovic, Milan Obradovic, Ratko Tomasevic, Predrag Dugalic, Esma R Isenovic
INTRODUCTION: Chronic liver diseases (CLD) are important cause of morbidity and mortality in general population. The aim of this study was to analyze potential differences between patients with CLD and healthy control group, and to estimate the severity of CLD by using simple questionnaires: general health questionnaire (GHQ-12) and chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ). METHODS: A cross-sectional pilot study was performed in Zemun Clinical Hospital during years 2014 and 2015...
March 20, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321963/outcomes-and-predictors-of-harmful-relapse-following-liver-transplantation-for-alcoholic-liver-disease-in-an-australian-population
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Alan J Wigg, Dileep Mangira, John W Chen, Richard W Woodman
AIMS: Limited studies of patient survival and alcoholic relapse following transplantation for alcoholic liver disease have been described in Australian populations. The aim of this study was therefore to describe these outcomes in an Australian population, to determine the association between harmful alcoholic relapse and patient survival, and to examine pre transplant variables associated with harmful relapse. METHODS: Single center, retrospective review of consecutive patients transplanted at the South Australian Liver Transplant Unit...
March 21, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321803/prognosis-of-cirrhotic-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-a-meta-analysis
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Delphine Weil, Eric Levesque, Marc McPhail, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Eleni Theocharidou, Evangelos Cholongitas, Arnaud Galbois, Heng Chih Pan, Constantine J Karvellas, Bertrand Sauneuf, René Robert, Jérome Fichet, Gaël Piton, Thierry Thevenot, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Di Martino
BACKGROUND: The best predictors of short- and medium-term mortality of cirrhotic patients receiving intensive care support are unknown. METHODS: We conducted meta-analyses from 13 studies (2523 cirrhotics) after selection of original articles and response to a standardized questionnaire by the corresponding authors. End-points were in-ICU, in-hospital, and 6-month mortality in ICU survivors. A total of 301 pooled analyses, including 95 analyses restricted to 6-month mortality among ICU survivors, were conducted considering 249 variables (including reason for admission, organ replacement therapy, and composite prognostic scores)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321275/features-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-hispanics-differ-from-african-americans-and-non-hispanic-whites
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Neeta K Venepalli, Mary V Modayil, Stephanie A Berg, Tad D Nair, Mayur Parepally, Priyanka Rajaram, Ron C Gaba, James T Bui, Yue Huang, Scott J Cotler
AIM: To compare features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Hispanics to those of African Americans and Whites. METHODS: Patients treated for HCC at an urban tertiary medical center from 2005 to 2011 were identified from a tumor registry. Data were collected retrospectively, including demographics, comorbidities, liver disease characteristics, tumor parameters, treatment, and survival (OS) outcomes. OS analyses were performed using Kaplan-Meier method. RESULTS: One hundred and ninety-five patients with HCC were identified: 80...
March 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319564/improvement-in-the-outcomes-of-meld-%C3%A2-40-liver-transplantation-an-analysis-of-207-consecutive-transplants-in-a-highly-competitive-dsa
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Victor Nekrasov, Lea Matsuoka, Navpreet Kaur, Alejandro Pita, Gilbert Whang, Shu Cao, Susan Groshen, Sophoclis Alexopoulos
BACKGROUND: Organ donor shortages continue to persist, especially in regions of the United States where competition is highest and recipients frequently attain a MELD score ≥ 40 prior to transplantation. The benefits of Share 35 in highly competitive regions may be underestimated when examining the collective national experience. The purpose of this study is to examine the outcomes of liver transplantation in recipients with a MELD ≥ 40 after implementation of Share 35 in a single center located in region 5...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319169/high-meld-score-and-extended-operating-time-predict-prolonged-initial-icu-stay-after-liver-transplantation-and-influence-the-outcome
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Panagiota Stratigopoulou, Andreas Paul, Dieter P Hoyer, Stylianos Kykalos, Fuat H Saner, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to determine the incidence of a prolonged (>3 days) initial ICU-stay after liver transplantation (LT) and to identify risk factors for it. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of adult recipients who underwent deceased donor first-LT at the University Hospital Essen between 11/2003 and 07/2012 and showed a primary graft function. RESULTS: Of the 374 recipients, 225 (60.16%) had prolonged ICU-stay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306680/anaesthesia-in-patients-with-liver-disease
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Malgorzata H Starczewska, Wint Mon, Peter Shirley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the most recent up to date research data and recommendations regarding anaesthetic management of patients with liver disease undergoing surgery. The incidence of chronic liver disease (CLD) continues to rise and perioperative mortality and morbidity remains unacceptably high in this group. Meticulous preoperative assessment and carefully planned anaesthetic management are vital in improving outcomes in patients with liver disease undergoing surgery...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303605/performance-of-scoring-systems-to-predict-mortality-of-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi-Xiang Zheng, Xiao Zhong, Ya-Jun Li, Xue-Gong Fan
BACKGROUND: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) has characteristic feature of multisystem organ failure, rapid progression and low early transplant-free survival. AIM: We performed a meta-analysis to determine the accuracy of five scoring systems in predicting mortality of ACLF patients. METHODS: A systematic database search was performed and retrieved articles were graded according to methodological quality. Collated data was meta-analyzed by hierarchical summarized receiver operating characteristic (HSROC) model and bivariate model to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of scoring systems RESULT: Of 4223 studies identified, 26 studies involving 4732 ACLF patients were included...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298943/hepatic-vein-transit-time-of-second-generation-ultrasound-contrast-agent-new-tool-in-the-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
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Siciliani Luisa, Giovanna Vitale, Anna Rita Sorbo, Pompili Maurizio, Rapaccini Gian Lodovico
PURPOSE: It has been demonstrated that Doppler waveform of the hepatic vein (normally triphasic) is transformed into a biphasic or monophasic waveform in cirrhotic patients. The compressive mechanism of liver tissue has been considered up till now the cause of this change. Moreover, cirrhotics show, after USCA injection, a much earlier HVTT due to intrahepatic shunts. Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the correlation between Doppler pattern of hepatic vein and HVTT of a second-generation USCA; we also correlated HVTT with the most common indexes of portal hypertension...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296809/incidence-of-and-risk-assessment-for-adverse-cardiovascular-outcomes-following-liver-transplantation-a-systematic-review
#17
Monica A Konerman, Danielle Fritze, Richard L Weinberg, Christopher J Sonnenday, Pratima Sharma
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular events represent a major source of morbidity and mortality following liver transplantation and will likely increase given the aging population and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease as a leading indication for transplant. The optimal cardiovascular risk stratification approach in this evolving patient population remains unclear. The aims of this systematic review are to: 1) refine the definition 2) characterize the incidence, and 3) identify risk factors for cardiovascular events post liver transplantation...
March 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296656/severity-and-outcome-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-is-dependent-on-the-etiology-of-acute-hepatic-insults-analysis-of-368-patients
#18
Shalimar, Saurabh Kedia, Soumya J Mahapatra, Baibaswata Nayak, Deepak Gunjan, Bhaskar Thakur, Subrat K Acharya
BACKGROUND: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) may be precipitated by various hepatic insults. The present study evaluated the outcomes of ACLF with different acute insults. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 368 ACLF patients were included. Data collected included etiologies of acute hepatic insult and underlying chronic liver disease, and organ failure. Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), chronic liver failure consortium (CLIF)-C ACLF, and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II scores were calculated...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296066/liver-transplantation-with-donation-after-cardiac-death-donors-as-a-strategy-for-recipients-with-meld%C3%A2-%C3%A2-15-has-the-die-been-cast
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Vatche G Agopian
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March 14, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296047/non-selective-beta-blockers-are-not-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-ascites
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Simona Onali, Maria Kalafateli, Avik Majumdar, Rachel Westbrook, James O'Beirne, Gioacchino Leandro, David Patch, Emmanuel A Tsochatzis
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Controversy exists on the impact of non-selective beta-blockers (NSBBs) on survival in patients with ascites. We assessed whether NSBB treatment affects survival in a cohort of 316 consecutive patients with ascites undergoing evaluation for liver transplantation. METHODS: Consecutive patients with cirrhosis and ascites assessed for liver transplantation between 2011-2014 were retrospectively evaluated. Cox regression and competing risk analysis were performed to identify predictors of survival...
March 11, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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