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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147766/pictorial-essay-imaging-findings-following-y90-radiation-segmentectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ronald A Mora, Rehan Ali, Ahmed Gabr, Nadine Abouchaleh, Ali Al Asadi, Joseph Ralph Kallini, Frank H Miller, Vahid Yaghmai, Samdeep Mouli, Bartley Thornburg, Kush Desai, Ahsun Riaz, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem
Transarterial radioembolization is a novel therapy that has gained rapid clinical acceptance for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Segmental radioembolization [also termed radiation segmentectomy (RS)] is a technique that can deliver high doses (> 190 Gy) of radiation selectively to the hepatic segment(s) containing the tumor. The aim of this comprehensive review is to provide an illustrative summary of the most relevant imaging findings encountered after radiation segmentectomy. A 62-patient cohort of Child-Pugh A patients with solitary HCC < 5 cm in size was identified...
November 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141455/methionine-adenosyltransferases-in-cancers-mechanisms-of-dysregulation-and-implications-for-therapy
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Lauren Y Maldonado, Diana Arsene, José M Mato, Shelly C Lu
Methionine adenosyltransferase genes encode enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of S-adenosylmethionine, the principal biological methyl donor and precursor of polyamines and glutathione. Mammalian cells express three genes - MAT1A, MAT2A, and MAT2B - with distinct expression and functions. MAT1A is mainly expressed in the liver and maintains the differentiated states of both hepatocytes and bile duct epithelial cells. Conversely, MAT2A and MAT2B are widely distributed in non-parenchymal cells of the liver and extrahepatic tissues...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123005/percutaneous-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-peritoneal-dialysis
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Annabel Boyer, Marc-Antoine Jegonday, Antoine Lanot, Maxence Ficheux, Thierry Lobbedez, Clémence Bechade
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of death by cancer worldwide. Resection and liver transplantation are the gold standards, but only a minority of people are eligible. Percutaneous ablation therapies, such as microwave ablation (MWA), have consequently been developed. There is a lack of guidelines regarding the treatment of HCCs in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Here, we report the case of a 67-year-old patient who was undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) for chronic congestive heart failure and who presented with an HCC while undergoing PD...
November 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116741/high-performance-plga-magnetic-microspheres-prepared-by-rotating-membrane-emulsification-for-transcatheter-arterial-embolization-and-magnetic-ablation-in-vx2-liver-tumors
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Yi-Jun Liang, Hui Yu, Guodong Feng, Linlin Zhuang, Wei Xi, Ming Ma, Jun Chen, Ning Gu, Yu Zhang
Interventional embolization is a popular minimally invasive vascular therapeutic technique and has been widely applied for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) therapy. However, harmful effects caused by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radioembolization, such as the toxicity of chemotherapy or excessive radiation damage, are serious disadvantages and significantly reduce the therapeutic efficacy. Here, a synergistic therapeutic strategy combined transcatheter arterial embolization and magnetic ablation (TAEMA) by using PLGA-magnetic microspheres (MMs) has been successfully applied to orthotopic VX2 liver tumors of rabbits...
November 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110089/impact-of-surgical-treatment-after-sorafenib-therapy-for-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hideaki Takeyama, Toru Beppu, Takaaki Higashi, Takayoshi Kaida, Kota Arima, Katsunobu Taki, Katsunori Imai, Hidetoshi Nitta, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Daisuke Hashimoto, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Motohiko Tanaka, Yutaka Sasaki, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: For advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), surgical treatment after sorafenib induction has rarely been reported. We examined the survival benefit of additional surgical treatment in sorafenib-treated patients. METHODS: Thirty-two advanced HCC patients were given sorafenib from July 2009 to July 2012, and we statistically analyzed the relevant predictive factors of the long-term survival. The institutional review board of Kumamoto University Hospital approved this study (Approval number 1038)...
November 7, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108191/-an-interpretation-of-the-aasld-practice-guideline-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-2017
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Y M Nan, N Fu, W C Li, L L Kong, X W Yuan, S Y Zhang, L D Liu, Y Lu, L Y Cui
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) updated and published the Practice Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in July 2017, which provides recommendations for the accurate diagnosis, treatment, and effective prevention of NAFLD. Related metabolic diseases should be considered during the initial evaluation of patients suspected of NAFLD. Noninvasive diagnostic techniques including transient elastography, magnetic resonance elastography, and serum biochemical models should be used to evaluate the development and progression of liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054441/diagnostic-value-of-alpha-1-fetoprotein-afp-as-a-biomarker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-after-liver-transplantation
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Aventinus Nörthen, Thomas Asendorf, Philip D Walson, Michael Oellerich
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-fetoprotein (AFP) is used to monitor progression, evaluate response to therapy and predict recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in liver transplantation (LTx) patients. To date, the diagnostic value of serum AFP determinations for detecting tumor recurrence in HCC patients after LTx is unclear. OBJECTIVE: A retrospective, single-center, cross-sectional, non-interventional study was performed with the objective of determining post-transplant cut-off AFP values for detecting HCC recurrence post LTx...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037022/radiation-recall-dermatitis-triggered-by-sorafenib-after-radiation-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Gwi Eon Kim, Hee-Sung Song, Ki Jung Ahn, Young Suk Kim
Sorafenib is widely used for unresectable and metastatic hepatocellular carcinomas. Radiation recall dermatitis (RRD) is an acute inflammatory reaction confined to previously irradiated skin that occurs after the administration of certain drugs. RRD after sorafenib treatment is rare; five cases have been reported thus far. We describe a 44-year-old man irradiated for chest wall bone metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma. Eight days after radiotherapy completion, systemic therapy for metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma was initiated with sorafenib treatment...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939487/plasma-heat-shock-protein-90alpha-as-a-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-liver-cancer-an-official-large-scale-and-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Yan Fu, Xiao Xu, Dongsheng Huang, Dawei Cui, Lisheng Liu, Junwei Liu, Zenglei He, Jingjing Liu, Shusen Zheng, Yongzhang Luo
More sensitive biomarker is urgently needed to reduce the mortality caused by the worldwide prevalent liver cancer. This study aims to assess whether quantitative measurement of heat shock protein 90alpha (Hsp90α) in plasma can improve the diagnosis accuracy and monitor treatment response of liver cancer patients. We analyzed the data from an official (registered at ClinicalTrial.gov: NCT02324127), large-scale (1647 enrollments), and multicenter (three independent hospitals) clinical trial, which quantitatively measured plasma Hsp90α by ELISA for patients with liver cancer, patients with at-risk liver diseases (including hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, focal nodular hyperplasia), and healthy individuals...
October 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903446/application-of-embolization-microspheres-in-interventional-therapy-of-malignant-non-hypervascular-tumor-of-liver
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Huanzhang Niu, Tingwei Du, Quanping Xiao, Xin Hu, Dongmin Li, Chao Wang, Wanqin Gao, Taohong Xing, Xiangmei Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of transarterial embolization (TAE) using embolization microspheres in the treatment of non-hypervascular malignant liver tumors. METHODS: Patients with malignant non-hypervascular liver tumors, who were treated with TAE using embolization microspheres, were selected and analyzed retrospectively. The technical success rate, tumor response, and complications were assessed. RESULTS: Six patients were included in the study: 1 patient each with hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, hepatic metastasis after resection of common bile duct carcinoma, liver metastasis from colon cancer, liver metastasis from esophageal cancer, and liver metastasis from pancreatic cancer...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887792/liver-failure-as-the-presentation-of-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency-in-a-13-month-old-female
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Farrah Rajabi, Lance H Rodan, Maureen M Jonas, Janet S Soul, Nicole J Ullrich, Ann Wessel, Susan E Waisbren, Wen-Hann Tan, Gerard T Berry
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is an X-linked urea cycle disorder with variable expressivity in heterozygous females. While liver function testing is often abnormal in patients with OTCD, liver failure is uncommon on presentation. A 13-month-old female with no significant past medical history presented with irritability, right arm weakness, and decreased appetite. Initial workup revealed hepatic dysfunction with an INR of 3.4, ammonia level of 75 μmol/L, and abnormal brain MRI with gyral edema with restricted diffusion, and patchy signal abnormality in basal ganglia...
September 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869604/myc-target-gene-long-intergenic-noncoding-rna-linc00176-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-regulates-cell-cycle-and-cell-survival-by-titrating-tumor-suppressor-micrornas
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D D H Tran, C Kessler, S E Niehus, M Mahnkopf, A Koch, T Tamura
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent form of cancer with a poor prognosis and with limited possibilities for medical intervention. Recent evidence has accumulated that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important regulators of disease processes including cancer. Chromatin remodeling in cancer cells may result in an unusual expression of lncRNAs and indeed it has been shown that more than 7000 unannotated lncRNAs are expressed in HCCs. We identified a novel long intergenic noncoding RNA, Linc00176, that plays a role in proliferation and survival of HCC...
September 4, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867968/advances-and-future-directions-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ashil J Gosalia, Paul Martin, Patricia D Jones
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Liver transplant is considered the gold standard for curative therapy for HCC when patients are not candidates for surgical resection or ablation. Because a subset of patients with HCC have a survival rate with liver transplantation that is comparable to that of cirrhotic patients without tumors, the organ allocation system allows for increased priority for transplant in potential recipients within the Milan criteria...
July 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856003/sorafenib-induced-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-a-patient-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-transarterial-chemoembolization-and-radiofrequency-ablation-a-case-report
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Qing-Liang Wang, Xiao-Jie Li, Zhi-Cheng Yao, Peng Zhang, Shi-Lei Xu, He Huang, Kun-Peng Hu
Comprehensive treatments together with sorafenib provide a survival benefit for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is an increasingly recognized distinct entity; however, only few cases induced by sorafenib have been reported to date. We herein present a rare case of ACLF in a patient under treatment with sorafenib. A 63-year-old woman who suffered from hepatitis B for 10 years was admitted to our hospital. A computed tomography (CT) scan led to a diagnosis of HCC in the V/VIII hepatic segment, with invasion of the middle hepatic and the right portal veins...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834968/microwave-ablation-mwa-basics-technique-and-results-in-primary-and-metastatic-liver-neoplasms-review-article
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REVIEW
Thomas J Vogl, Nour-Eldin A Nour-Eldin, Renate Maria Hammerstingl, Bita Panahi, Nagy N N Naguib
Purpose The locoregional interventional oncological treatment approach is an accepted modality for liver neoplasms, especially for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and oligonodular liver metastases. Materials and Methods The main aim of ablation therapies like microwave ablation (MWA) is to eradicate all malignant cells in a minimally invasive technique under imaging guidance while preserving the healthy tissue with a sufficient safety margin (at least 5 mm) surrounding the ablated lesion. Results Ablation therapy can be performed via a percutaneous, laparoscopic or intraoperative approach under ultrasound, MRI or CT guidance for adequate localization and monitoring of the ablation process...
November 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740346/management-and-outcome-of-hepatocellular-adenoma-with-massive-bleeding-at-presentation
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Anne J Klompenhouwer, Robert A de Man, Maarten Gj Thomeer, Jan Nm Ijzermans
AIM: To evaluate outcome of acute management and risk of rebleeding in patients with massive hemorrhage due to hepatocellular adenoma (HCA). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all consecutive patients who presented to our hospital with massive hemorrhage (grade II or III) due to ruptured HCA and were admitted for observation and/or intervention between 1999-2016. The diagnosis of HCA was based on radiological findings from contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or pathological findings from biopsy or resection of the HCA...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738454/-development-of-markov-models-for-economics-evaluation-of-strategies-on-hepatitis-b-vaccination-and-population-based-antiviral-treatment-in-china
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P C Yang, S X Zhang, P P Sun, Y L Cai, Y Lin, Y H Zou
Objective: To construct the Markov models to reflect the reality of prevention and treatment interventions against hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, simulate the natural history of HBV infection in different age groups and provide evidence for the economics evaluations of hepatitis B vaccination and population-based antiviral treatment in China. Methods: According to the theory and techniques of Markov chain, the Markov models of Chinese HBV epidemic were developed based on the national data and related literature both at home and abroad, including the settings of Markov model states, allowable transitions and initial and transition probabilities...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735109/design-and-rationale-for-a-real-world-observational-cohort-of-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-the-target-nash-study
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A S Barritt, Norman Gitlin, Samuel Klein, Anna S Lok, Rohit Loomba, Laura Malahias, Margaret Powell, Miriam B Vos, L Michael Weiss, Kenneth Cusi, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri, Arun Sanyal
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent and can lead to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and end-stage liver disease. NAFLD comprises the spectrum from simple steatosis (nonalcoholic fatty liver, NAFL), to steatosis with inflammation (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, NASH). Current primary therapy recommended for NAFLD is weight loss induced by lifestyle modification. The difficulty in achieving this has led to robust pharmacological therapy development. While new drugs may show efficacy in selected phase II/III clinical trial populations, their real-world effectiveness is unknown...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717362/treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-failure-of-sorafenib-treatment-subsequent-or-additional-treatment-interventions-contribute-to-prolonged-survival-postprogression
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Masaaki Kondo, Kazushi Numata, Koji Hara, Akito Nozaki, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Makoto Chuma, Shin Maeda, Katsuaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a first-line treatment option for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients; however, survival predictors upon progression have not been well characterized. In the present study, we aimed to show the efficacy of multidisciplinary therapy for patients who had failed to respond to sorafenib treatment. METHODS: Among 146 BCLC stage B or C HCC patients treated with sorafenib monotherapy between July 2009 and August 2014, the first radiological progression according to the modified RECIST was identified in 71 patients; factors predicting overall survival (OS) and survival postprogression (SPP) were analyzed in these patients...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705172/endocannabinoid-receptor-blockade-reduces-alanine-aminotransferase-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-independent-of-weight-loss
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Alison J Dawson, Eric S Kilpatrick, Anne-Marie Coady, Abeer M M Elshewehy, Youssra Dakroury, Lina Ahmed, Stephen L Atkin, Thozhukat Sathyapalan
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that endocannabinoid system activation through the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is associated with enhanced liver injury, and CB1 antagonism may be beneficial. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of rimonabant (CB1 antagonist) on alanine aminotransferase (ALT), a hepatocellular injury marker, and a hepatic inflammatory cytokine profile. METHODS: Post hoc review of 2 studies involving 50 obese women with PCOS and well matched for weight, randomised to weight reducing therapy; rimonabant (20 mg od) or orlistat (120 mg tds), or to insulin sensitising therapy metformin, (500 mg tds), or pioglitazone (45 mg od)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
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