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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352420/diagnosis-and-management-of-hepatitis-c-infection-in-primary-care-settings
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Debra Guss, Jagannath Sherigar, Paul Rosen, Smruti R Mohanty
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a significant health problem worldwide, and is the leading cause of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation in the United States. The management of HCV has changed significantly over the last 5 years, as treatments have become simpler and more efficacious. Medication efficacy is now greater than 90%, with a high barrier to resistance and few side effects. This review is a collaboration between primary care and hepatology providers to explore all aspects of HCV management: acute versus chronic HCV infection, transmission and testing, and diagnosis and treatment...
January 19, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352387/current-perspectives-on-erythema-multiforme
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Marianne Lerch, Carlo Mainetti, Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-Piccoli, Thomas Harr
Recognition and timely adequate treatment of erythema multiforme remain a major challenge. In this review, current diagnostic guidelines, potential pitfalls, and modern/novel treatment options are summarized with the aim to help clinicians with diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making. The diagnosis of erythema multiforme, that has an acute, self-limiting course, is based on its typical clinical picture of targetoid erythematous lesions with predominant acral localization as well as histological findings...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352230/histology-immunohistochemistry-and-in-situ-hybridization-reveal-overlooked-ebola-virus-target-tissues-in-the-ebola-virus-disease-guinea-pig-model
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Timothy K Cooper, Louis Huzella, Joshua C Johnson, Oscar Rojas, Sri Yellayi, Mei G Sun, Sina Bavari, Amanda Bonilla, Randy Hart, Peter B Jahrling, Jens H Kuhn, Xiankun Zeng
Survivors of Ebola virus infection may become subclinically infected, but whether animal models recapitulate this complication is unclear. Using histology in combination with immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization in a retrospective review of a guinea pig confirmation-of-virulence study, we demonstrate for the first time Ebola virus infection in hepatic oval cells, the endocardium and stroma of the atrioventricular valves and chordae tendinae, satellite cells of peripheral ganglia, neurofibroblasts and Schwann cells of peripheral nerves and ganglia, smooth muscle cells of the uterine myometrium and vaginal wall, acini of the parotid salivary glands, thyroid follicular cells, adrenal medullary cells, pancreatic islet cells, endometrial glandular and surface epithelium, and the epithelium of the vagina, penis and, prepuce...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352067/sandwich-cultured-hepatocytes-for-mechanistic-understanding-of-hepatic-disposition-of-parent-drugs-and-metabolites-by-transporter-enzyme-interplay
#4
Norikazu Matsunaga, Yukina Fukuchi, Haruo Imawaka, Ikumi Tamai
Functional interplay between transporters and drug-metabolizing enzymes is currently one of the hottest topics in the field of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. Uptake transporter-enzyme interplay is important to determine intrinsic hepatic clearance based on the extended clearance concept. Enzyme-efflux transporter interplay, which includes both sinusoidal (basolateral) and canalicular efflux transporters, determines the fate of metabolites formed in the liver. As sandwich-cultured hepatocytes (SCHs) maintain metabolic activities and form a canalicular network, the whole interplay between uptake/efflux transporters and drug-metabolizing enzymes can be investigated simultaneously...
January 19, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351151/hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment-potential-benefits-of-universal-screening-and-antepartum-therapy
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Helene B Bernstein, Jeffrey C Dunkelberg, Kimberly K Leslie
Hepatitis C in pregnancy is on the rise, and new direct-acting antiviral agents are available that cure the disease. Published recommendations need to be reviewed and clinically evaluated for the care of pregnant women who are at risk for or have chronic hepatitis C. Available evidence and some of the medical and ethical reasons to consider universal screening and antepartum therapy for hepatitis C during pregnancy are presented. Universal screening and proactive treatment during pregnancy is on the horizon, and these measures should be quickly evaluated for safety and implemented if appropriate...
March 2018: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350698/identification-and-management-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-veno-occlusive-disease-eelated-to-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation%C3%A2
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Mairéad Ní Chonghaile, Karen Wolownik
BACKGROUND: Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), also called hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD), is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) that affects about 1 in 7 patients undergoing this procedure. SOS/VOD is caused by the conditioning regimens administered prior to HSCT; in some cases, SOS/VOD results from chemotherapy alone. SOS/VOD usually develops within three weeks following HSCT; however, it can have later onset. 
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February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349377/emergency-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-celiac-artery-coverage-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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Yuji Kawano, Yuji Kanaoka, Nobuhiko Hiraiwa, Daisuke Nakatsuka, Minoru Tabata
Celiac artery (CA) coverage during thoracic endovascular aortic repair has been demonstrated to be a feasible and effective strategy for selected cases. However, there is a potential risk of ischemic complications due to CA coverage in patients with certain types of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Herein, we report a case of thoracoabdominal aortic rupture in a patient with HHT that was successfully treated with emergency thoracic endovascular aortic repair covering the CA preceded by hepatic artery bypass...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348389/efficacy-of-curcumin-as-adjuvant-therapy-to-induce-or-maintain-remission-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-an-evidence-based-clinical-review
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Marcellus Simadibrata, Christopher Christian Halimkesuma, Benedicta Mutiara Suwita
BACKGROUND: treatment guidelines for ulcerative colitis (UC) not yet established. Currently, mesalazine, corticosteroids, and immunomodulators are treatment options for UC. However, they are known to have unpleaseant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, hepatitis, and male infertility. Curcumin is found in Turmeric plants (Curcuma longa L.), which possesses both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This study aimed to determine whether curcumin as adjuvant therapy can induce or maintain remission in UC patients...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348256/flavonoids-dairy-foods-and-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-a-review-of-emerging-biologic-pathways
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REVIEW
Dariush Mozaffarian, Jason H Y Wu
A growing body of nutritional science highlights the complex mechanisms and pleiotropic pathways of cardiometabolic effects of different foods. Among these, some of the most exciting advances are occurring in the area of flavonoids, bioactive phytochemicals found in plant foods; and in the area of dairy, including milk, yogurt, and cheese. Many of the relevant ingredients and mechanistic pathways are now being clarified, shedding new light on both the ingredients and the pathways for how diet influences health and well-being...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348111/leveraging-social-networking-sites-for-an-autoimmune-hepatitis-genetic-repository-pilot-study-to-evaluate-feasibility
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Megan Comerford, Rachel Fogel, James Robert Bailey, Prianka Chilukuri, Naga Chalasani, Craig Steven Lammert
BACKGROUND: Conventional approaches to participant recruitment are often inadequate in rare disease investigation. Social networking sites such as Facebook may provide a vehicle to circumvent common research limitations and pitfalls. We report our preliminary experience with Facebook-based methodology for participant recruitment and participation into an ongoing study of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). OBJECTIVE: The goal of our research was to conduct a pilot study to assess whether a Facebook-based methodology is capable of recruiting geographically widespread participants into AIH patient-oriented research and obtaining quality phenotypic data...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346790/multivisceral-resection-for-locally-invasive-colorectal-liver-metastases-outcomes-of-a-matched-cohort-analysis
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Fiona Hand, Rebeca Sanabria Mateos, Michael Durand, David Fennelly, Ray McDermott, Donal Maguire, Justin Geoghegan, Des Winter, Emir Hoti
Local invasion of adjacent viscera by colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is no longer considered an absolute contraindication to curative hepatic resection. A growing number of observational analyses have illustrated the feasibility of such resections; however, the evidence base is at best heterogeneous with a lack of evidence comparing similar patient groups. We aimed to evaluate the outcomes of hepatectomy for CRLM when combined with other viscera and compare to a matched cohort of isolated hepatic resections...
January 18, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346275/a-review-on-recent-advances-in-stabilizing-peptides-proteins-upon-fabrication-in-hydrogels-from-biodegradable-polymers
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REVIEW
Faisal Raza, Hajra Zafar, Ying Zhu, Yuan Ren, Aftab -Ullah, Asif Ullah Khan, Xinyi He, Han Han, Md Aquib, Kofi Oti Boakye-Yiadom, Liang Ge
Hydrogels evolved as an outstanding carrier material for local and controlled drug delivery that tend to overcome the shortcomings of old conventional dosage forms for small drugs (NSAIDS) and large peptides and proteins. The aqueous swellable and crosslinked polymeric network structure of hydrogels is composed of various natural, synthetic and semisynthetic biodegradable polymers. Hydrogels have remarkable properties of functionality, reversibility, sterilizability, and biocompatibility. All these dynamic properties of hydrogels have increased the interest in their use as a carrier for peptides and proteins to be released slowly in a sustained manner...
January 18, 2018: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345844/assessing-hepatitis-c-spontaneous-clearance-and-understanding-associated-factors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dewi Nur Aisyah, Laura Shallcross, Alice Jane Hully, Alastair O'Brien, Andrew Hayward
New advances in the treatment of hepatitis C provide high levels of sustained viral response but their expense limits availability in publicly funded health systems. The aim of this review is to estimate the proportion of patients who will spontaneously clear HCV and to identify factors that are associated with clearance, to support better targeting of directly acting antivirals. We searched Ovid Embase, Ovid Medline and Pubmed from 1st January 1994 to 30th June 2015 for studies reporting hepatitis C spontaneous clearance and/or demographic, clinical, and behavioural factors associated with clearance...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344515/portal-vein-embolization-state-of-the-art-technique-and-options-to-improve-liver-hypertrophy
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Steven Y Huang, Thomas A Aloia
Portal vein embolization (PVE) is associated with a high technical and clinical success rate for induction of future liver remnant hypertrophy prior to surgical resection. The degree of hypertrophy is variable and depends on multiple factors, including technical aspects of the procedure and underlying chronic liver disease. For patients with insufficient liver volume following PVE, adjunctive techniques, such as intra-portal administration of stem cells, dietary supplementation, transarterial embolization, and hepatic vein embolization, are available...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342898/associations-between-zinc-deficiency-and-metabolic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Takashi Himoto, Tsutomu Masaki
Zinc (Zn) is an essential trace element which has favorable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and apoptotic effects. The liver mainly plays a crucial role in maintaining systemic Zn homeostasis. Therefore, the occurrence of chronic liver diseases, such as chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, or fatty liver, results in the impairment of Zn metabolism, and subsequently Zn deficiency. Zn deficiency causes plenty of metabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, hepatic steatosis and hepatic encephalopathy...
January 14, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342498/patient-reminder-and-recall-interventions-to-improve-immunization-rates
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REVIEW
Julie C Jacobson Vann, Robert M Jacobson, Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Josephine K Asafu-Adjei, Peter G Szilagyi
BACKGROUND: Immunization rates for children and adults are rising, but coverage levels have not reached optimal goals. As a result, vaccine-preventable diseases still occur. In an era of increasing complexity of immunization schedules, rising expectations about the performance of primary care, and large demands on primary care providers, it is important to understand and promote interventions that work in primary care settings to increase immunization coverage. One common theme across immunization programs in many nations involves the challenge of implementing a population-based approach and identifying all eligible recipients, for example the children who should receive the measles vaccine...
January 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341528/-n-acetylcysteine%C3%A2-effective-treatment-in-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis%C3%A2
#17
Isaline Verdon, Laurent Spahr, Jacques Serratrice
The use of N-acetylcysteine is of unknown significance when it comes to acute liver failure of other origin but for paracetamol overdose. Current data state its beneficial use when added to standard treatment for acute alcoholic hepatitis, whereas this attitude is less clear for hepatitis of variable other origin. This review of literature attends to evaluate and reveal the possible interest of adding N-acetylcysteine to standard care of acute liver failure due to alcoholism or other non-paracetamol linked causes...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341040/risk-factors-for-allograft-failure-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#18
Anna Huesing-Kabar, Christina Zu Dohna, Hauke Heinzow, Vito Rosario Cicinnati, Susanne Beckebaum, Martina Schmidt, Hans Ulrich Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Christian Wilms, Daniel Palmes, Hartmut Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Iyad Kabar
BACKGROUND:  With regard to quality of life and organ shortage, follow-up after liver transplantation (LT) should consider risk factors for allograft failure in order to avoid the need for re-LT and to improve the long-term outcome of recipients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore potential risk factors for allograft failure after LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS:  A total of 489 consecutive LT recipients who received follow-up care at the University Hospital of Muenster were included in this study...
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340553/hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis-and-operative-management
#19
Marcio F Chedid, Cleber R P Kruel, Marcelo A Pinto, Tomaz J M Grezzana-Filho, Ian Leipnitz, Cleber D P Kruel, Leandro A Scaffaro, Aljamir D Chedid
INTRODUCTION: Hepatocellular carcinoma is an aggressive malignant tumor with high lethality. AIM: To review diagnosis and management of hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: Literature review using web databases Medline/PubMed. RESULTS: Hepatocellular carcinoma is a common complication of hepatic cirrhosis. Chronic viral hepatitis B and C also constitute as risk factors for its development. In patients with cirrhosis, hepatocelular carcinoma usually rises upon malignant transformation of a dysplastic regenerative nodule...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340451/is-waste-collection-associated-with-hepatitis-b-infection-a-meta-analysis
#20
Marcos Paulo Gomes Mol, Sandy Cairncross, Dirceu Bartolomeu Greco, Leo Heller
This meta-analysis, which is based on a previously published systematic review, aims to contribute to the scientific discussion on hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in workers who are exposed to domestic and healthcare wastes. Publications were sought which had been made available on the data used by December 2013 and updated to December 2016. The quality of the included studies was assessed according to the guidelines of Loney et al. for the critical appraisal of studies on the prevalence or incidence of a health problem...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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