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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531167/a-role-for-the-host-dna-damage-response-in-hepatitis-b-virus-cccdna-formation-and-beyond
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Sabrina Schreiner, Michael Nassal
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection puts more than 250 million people at a greatly increased risk to develop end-stage liver disease. Like all hepadnaviruses, HBV replicates via protein-primed reverse transcription of a pregenomic (pg) RNA, yielding an unusually structured, viral polymerase-linked relaxed-circular (RC) DNA as genome in infectious particles. Upon infection, RC-DNA is converted into nuclear covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA. Associating with cellular proteins into an episomal minichromosome, cccDNA acts as template for new viral RNAs, ensuring formation of progeny virions...
May 22, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517242/race-ethnicity-is-associated-with-abo-non-identical-liver-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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Jin Ge, John P Roberts, Jennifer C Lai
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policies allows for ABO non-identical liver transplantation (LT) in candidates with Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores greater than 30. Previous studies showed ABO non-identical LT resulted in an 18% and 55% net gain in livers for B and AB candidates. These results suggested that the current liver ABO allocation policies may need refinement. There are, however, strong associations between ABO blood groups and race/ethnicity. We hypothesized that race/ethnicity is associated with ABO non-identical LT and that this is primarily influenced by recipient ABO status...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515853/qt-prolongation-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-end-stage-liver-disease
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Sun Moon Kim, Bennet George, Diego Alcivar-Franco, Charles L Campbell, Richard Charnigo, Brian Delisle, Jonathan Hundley, Yousef Darrat, Gustavo Morales, Samy-Claude Elayi, Alison L Bailey
AIM: To determine the prevalence of QT prolongation in a large series of end stage liver disease (ESLD) patients and its association to clinical variables and mortality. METHODS: The QT interval was measured and corrected for heart rate for each patient, with a prolonged QT cutoff defined as QT > 450 ms for males and QT > 470 ms for females. Multiple clinical variables were evaluated including sex, age, serum sodium, international normalized ratio, creatinine, total bilirubin, beta-blocker use, Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD), MELD-Na, and etiology of liver disease...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515846/passive-expansion-of-sub-maximally-dilated-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-and-assessment-of-clinical-outcomes
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Michael C Hsu, Charles N Weber, S William Stavropoulos, Timothy W Clark, Scott O Trerotola, Richard D Shlansky-Goldberg, Michael C Soulen, Gregory J Nadolski
AIM: To assess for passive expansion of sub-maximally dilated transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) and compare outcomes with maximally dilated TIPS. METHODS: Polytetrafluoroethylene covered TIPS (Viatorr) from July 2002 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed at two hospitals in a single institution. Two hundred and thirty patients had TIPS maximally dilated to 10 mm (mTIPS), while 43 patients who were at increased risk for hepatic encephalopathy (HE), based on clinical evaluation or low pre-TIPS portosystemic gradient (PSG), had 10 mm TIPS sub-maximally dilated to 8 mm (smTIPS)...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512687/added-value-of-covered-stents-in-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-a-large-single-center-experience
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Amar C Gupta, Weiping Wang, Chintan Shah, Mark J Sands, Jennifer Bullen, Erick M Remer, Pilar M Bayona, William Carey, Baljendra Kapoor
PURPOSE: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) were historically placed using uncovered bare-metal stents. Current practice has now shifted toward the use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stents, given the improved primary patency seen with these stents. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is any added value, such as overall survival or stent patency, when using covered stents versus uncovered stents in TIPS placement in a large cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 1995 to June 2012, a total of 744 consecutive adult patients underwent de novo TIPS placement (378 receiving uncovered stents, 366 receiving covered stents)...
May 16, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511674/predictors-of-fifty-days-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-culture-negative-neutrocytic-ascites
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Chinmaya Kumar Bal, Vikram Bhatia, Ripu Daman
BACKGROUND: Culture negative neutrocytic ascites is a variant of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. But there are conflicting reports regarding the mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites. Therefore we aim to determine the predictors of mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites in a larger sample population. METHODS: We analysed 170 patients consecutively admitted to intensive care unit with diagnosis of culture negative neutrocytic ascites...
May 16, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510807/incidence-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-according-to-its-severity-and-temporal-grading-classification
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Paolo Fonio, Andrea Discalzi, Marco Calandri, Andrea Doriguzzi Breatta, Laura Bergamasco, Silvia Martini, Antonio Ottobrelli, Dorico Righi, Giovanni Gandini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate hepatic encephalopathy (HE) incidence after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and classify by gravity and frequency. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 75 patients with no previous episodes of HE who underwent TIPS between 2008 and 2014 with clinical follow-up after 6 and 12 months. Patient risk factors evaluated include age, INR (international normalized ratio), creatinine, bilirubin, and MELD score (Model for End-of-stage Liver Disease)...
May 16, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507926/decrease-of-alpha-fetoprotein-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-treated-with-direct-acting-antivirals
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Kelvin Nguyen, Melissa Jimenez, Nima Moghadam, Crystal Wu, Alex Farid, Jonathan Grotts, David Elashoff, Gina Choi, Francisco A Durazo, Mohamed M El-Kabany, Steven-Huy B Han, Sammy Saab
Background and Aims: The lack of specificity has limited the role of serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening among patients with cirrhosis related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We sought to examine whether AFP may decrease after achieving a sustained virological response (SVR) in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of patients with HCV-related cirrhosis who were cured with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy at the University of California, Los Angeles...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506447/effects-of-continuous-use-of-probiotics-before-liver-transplantation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Michał Grąt, Karolina M Wronka, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Karolina Grąt, Maciej Krasnodębski, Jan Stypułkowski, Wacław Hołówko, Łukasz Masior, Irena Kosińska, Michał Wasilewicz, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Sławomir Rejowski, Emil Bik, Waldemar Patkowski, Marek Krawczyk
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Although there is increasing evidence for the benefits of probiotics in patients with liver diseases, data on the benefits of pre-LT administration of probiotics are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of continuous administration of probiotics before liver transplantation (LT) on pre- and post-transplant patient outcomes. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial adult cirrhotic patients listed for LT received a 4-strain probiotic preparation or placebo daily from enrollment until LT...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504984/melding-a-high-risk-patient-for-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-into-a-low-risk-patient
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Javier Amione-Guerra, Ana S Cruz-Solbes, Hilda Gonzalez Bonilla, Jerry D Estep, Ashrith Guha, Arvind Bhimaraj, Erik E Suarez, Brian A Bruckner, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Myung H Park, Barry H Trachtenberg
The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) has been used as a predictor of mortality after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. However, improvement or worsening of MELD and how those changes affect outcomes is unknown. We performed a retrospective analysis of 244 patients implanted with a continuous flow (CF) LVAD. Patients were dichotomized at admission into low- or high-risk categories using a cutoff of MELD ≥ 19, and they were reclassified at day of implant forming four groups: Group LL (remained low risk), LH (worsened to high risk), HH (remained high risk), and HL (improved to low risk)...
May 10, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502331/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Wei Yuan, Yu-Yi Zhang, Zheng-Guo Zhang, Ying Zou, Hong-Zhou Lu, Zhi-Ping Qian
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF); however, few studies concerning the risk factors and recovery patterns of renal function have been published. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 150 patients with HBV-ACLF was performed. The occurrence, risk factors and functional recovery of AKI among patients with HBV-ACLF were investigated. RESULTS: A total of 90 patients (60%) with HBV-ACLF developed AKI...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502130/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-in-ascitic-fluid-of-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Naglaa El-Toukhy, Sherin M Emam
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a severe complication in cirrhotics with ascites. Monocyte chemotactic protien-1 (MCP-1) is a chemotactic factor for monocytes/macrophages, and it activates lymphocytes and neutrophils during infection. This study aimed to evaluate the role of MPC-1 in the pathogenesis of SBP and assess its prognostic value and correlation to disease severity. The study included ninety patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group I including 45 ascetic patients with SBP (polymorph nuclear cell count (PMN) >= 250 cell/mm3 in ascitic fluid), and Group II including 45 ascetic patients without SBP...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501671/multifunctional-liposomes-delay-phenotype-progression-and-prevent-memory-impairment-in-a-presymptomatic-stage-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease
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Simona Mancini, Claudia Balducci, Edoardo Micotti, Daniele Tolomeo, Gianluigi Forloni, Massimo Masserini, Francesca Re
The failure of clinical trials largely focused on mild to moderate stages of Alzheimer disease has suggested to the scientific community that the effectiveness of Amyloid-β (Aβ)-centered treatments should be evaluated starting as early as possible, well before irreversible brain damage has occurred. Accordingly, also the preclinical development of new therapies should be carried out taking into account this suggestion. In the present investigation we evaluated the efficacy of a treatment with liposomes multifunctionalized for crossing the blood-brain barrier and targeting Aβ, carried out on young APP/PS1 Tg mice, taken as a model of pre-symptomatic disease stage...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501536/multicenter-external-validation-of-risk-stratification-criteria-for-patients-with-variceal-bleeding
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Irene Conejo, Maria Anna Guardascione, Puneeta Tandon, Alba Cachero, Josep Castellote, Juan G Abraldes, Lucio Amitrano, Joan Genescà, Salvador Augustin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Early placement of a transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunts (TIPS) is considered the treatment of choice for patients with acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and cirrhosis who have a high risk of death (Child-Pugh class B with active bleeding at endoscopy or Child-Pugh class C). It has been proposed that patients of Child-Pugh class B, even with active bleeding, should not be considered high risk. Alternative criteria have been proposed for identification of high-risk patients, such as Child-Pugh class C with plasma level of creatinine of 1 mg/dl or more (ChildC-C1) and a model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score of 19 or more...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496531/differential-simultaneous-liver-and-kidney-transplant-benefit-based-on-severity-of-liver-damage-at-the-time-of-transplantation
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Shahid Habib, Khalid Khan, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Edward Meister, Abbas Rana, Thomas Boyer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the concept of whether liver failure patients with a superimposed kidney injury receiving a simultaneous liver and kidney transplant (SLKT) have similar outcomes compared to patients with liver failure without a kidney injury receiving a liver transplantation (LT) alone. METHODS: Using data from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) database, patients were divided into five groups based on pre-transplant model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores and categorized as not having (serum creatinine (sCr) ≤ 1...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493164/the-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-predicts%C3%A2-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-cholecystectomy
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Scott C Dolejs, Joal D Beane, Joshua K Kays, Eugene P Ceppa, Ben L Zarzaur
BACKGROUND: The magnitude of risk for patients undergoing cholecystectomy with high model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores is poorly understood. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2005 to 2013 was used to study patients undergoing cholecystectomy. Patients were excluded if they had choledocholithiasis or preoperative dialysis. Bivariate data analysis was performed and logistic regression modeling was conducted to calculate risk-adjusted 30-day outcomes...
May 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489785/effect-of-psoas-muscle-mass-after-endoscopic-therapy-for-patients-with-esophageal-varices
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Hiroki Nishikawa, Yukihisa Yuri, Hirayuki Enomoto, Akio Ishii, Yoshinori Iwata, Yuho Miyamoto, Noriko Ishii, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Takashi Nishimura, Kazunori Yoh, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Ryo Takata, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
We aimed to investigate the impact of decrease of muscle mass on survival after eradication of esophageal varices (EVs) treated by endoscopic therapies as a primary prophylaxis in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). In all, 177 LC individuals with EVs undergoing endoscopic therapies were analyzed. We retrospectively examined the impact of muscle mass decrease as determined by psoas muscle mass (PMM) at the third lumber on computed tomography (depletion of PMM [DPMM]) on survival as compared with serum sodium combined Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD-Na)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489174/the-impact-of-the-meld-score-on-liver-transplant-allocation-and-results-an-integrative-review
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Ana Claudia Oliveira de Moraes, Priscilla Caroliny de Oliveira, Olival Cirilo Lucena da Fonseca-Neto
Introduction: Liver transplantation is intended to increase the survival of patients with chronic liver disease in terminal phase, as well as improved quality of life. Since the first transplant until today many changes have occurred in the organ allocation system. Objective: To review the literature on the Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) and analyze its correlation with survival after liver transplantation. Method: An integrative literature review in Lilacs, SciELO, and Pubmed in October 2015, was realized...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488376/a-predictive-formula-of-coma-onset-and-prothrombin-time-to-distinguish-patients-who-recover-from-acute-liver-injury
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Keisuke Kakisaka, Yuji Suzuki, Kojiro Kataoka, Yohei Okada, Yasuhiro Miyamoto, Hidekatsu Kuroda, Yasuhiro Takikawa
BACKGROUND & AIM: Acute liver failure (ALF) is defined as acute liver injury (ALI) associated with coagulopathy. A follow-up strategy for ALI and characterization of ALI patients with a risk of progressing to ALF have never been established. To establish predictive markers for progression from ALI to ALF, we compared the clinical characteristics and laboratory data on the day of registration to data from a regional referral system of patients with ALI. METHODS: This prospective, observational study enrolled 365 consecutive patients with ALI/ALF between 2007 and 2016...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488104/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-initial-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Jan B Hinrichs, Davut B Hasdemir, Maximilian Nordlohne, Nora Schweitzer, Frank Wacker, Arndt Vogel, Martha M Kirstein, Steffen Marquardt, Thomas Rodt
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of the first transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and identify predictors for low HRQoL following TACE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HRQoL was prospectively evaluated in 79 patients with standardized questionnaires (QlQ-C30 and HCC18) pre- and 2 weeks post-TACE. Treatment response was evaluated using common tumour response criteria. Clinical parameters [e...
May 9, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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