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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937487/focal-hepatic-glycogenosis-in-a-patient-with-uncontrolled-diabetes-mellitus-type-1
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Tetiana Glushko, Sergiy V Kushchayev, Dmitry Trifanov, Aliaksei Salei, Diego Morales, Gerard Berry, Justin Mackey, Oleg M Teytelboym
Hepatomegaly and elevated liver enzymes in patients with diabetes are commonly associated with fatty liver disease. However, physicians often forget about another intrinsic substance that can cause a similar clinical picture-glycogen. Liver stores approximately one third of the total body glycogen and is responsible for blood glucose homeostasis. Excessive hepatocellular glycogen accumulation occurs not only in congenital glycogen storage diseases, but also in acquired conditions associated with hyperglycemic-hyperinsulinemic states such as uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, high-dose corticosteroid use, and dumping syndrome...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930295/global-burden-of-nafld-and-nash-trends-predictions-risk-factors-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Zobair Younossi, Quentin M Anstee, Milena Marietti, Timothy Hardy, Linda Henry, Mohammed Eslam, Jacob George, Elisabetta Bugianesi
NAFLD is one of the most important causes of liver disease worldwide and will probably emerge as the leading cause of end-stage liver disease in the coming decades, with the disease affecting both adults and children. The epidemiology and demographic characteristics of NAFLD vary worldwide, usually parallel to the prevalence of obesity, but a substantial proportion of patients are lean. The large number of patients with NAFLD with potential for progressive liver disease creates challenges for screening, as the diagnosis of NASH necessitates invasive liver biopsy...
September 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930290/alcohol-adipose-tissue-and-liver-disease-mechanistic-links-and-clinical-considerations
#3
REVIEW
Richard Parker, Seung-Jin Kim, Bin Gao
Adipose tissue represents a large volume of biologically active tissue that exerts substantial systemic effects in health and disease. Alcohol consumption can profoundly disturb the normal functions of adipose tissue by inducing adipocyte death and altering secretion of adipokines, pro-inflammatory mediators and free fatty acids from adipose tissue, which have important direct and indirect effects on the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Cessation of alcohol intake quickly reverses inflammatory changes in adipose tissue, and pharmacological treatment that normalizes adipose tissue function improves experimental ALD...
September 20, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929906/the-important-role-of-primary-care-providers-in-the-detection-of-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
#4
Jorge E Lascano, Michael A Campos
OBJECTIVE: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an underrecognized genetic disorder that can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and liver cirrhosis, two clinical conditions commonly seen by primary care physicians. AATD is estimated to affect 1/4000-1/5000 people in the United States and 1-2% of all COPD cases. METHODS: PubMed was searched for relevant articles using AAT/AATD-related terms. RESULTS: Unfortunately, <10% of symptomatic individuals have been properly diagnosed primarily due to the underdiagnosis of COPD and the lack of awareness of AATD as a possible underlying cause...
September 20, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911662/pharmacokinetic-interactions-of-herbal-medicines-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis
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REVIEW
Tun-Pin Hsueh, Wan-Ling Lin, Tung-Hu Tsai
Chronic liver disease is a serious global health problem, and an increasing number of patients are seeking alternative medicines or complementary treatment. Herbal medicines account for 16.8% of patients with chronic liver disease who use complementary and alternative therapies. A survey of the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan reported that Long-Dan-Xie-Gan-Tang, Jia-Wei-Xia-Yao-San, and Xiao-Chai-Hu-Tang (Sho-saiko-to) were the most frequent formula prescriptions for chronic hepatitis used by traditional Chinese medicine physicians...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867467/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-leflunomide-and-methotrexate-in-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#6
Roberto Alfaro-Lara, Hector Fabricio Espinosa-Ortega, César Alejandro Arce-Salinas
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and side effects of methotrexate and leflunomide in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as the first disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies that included patients who took methotrexate, leflunomide, placebo or another DMARD for RA treatment. A systematic review yielded 1971 articles from databases; once completely reviewed, 73 trials that completed inclusion criteria were selected...
August 31, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861720/accurate-identification-of-fatty-liver-disease-in-data-warehouse-utilizing-natural-language-processing
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Joseph S Redman, Yamini Natarajan, Jason K Hou, Jingqi Wang, Muzammil Hanif, Hua Feng, Jennifer R Kramer, Roxanne Desiderio, Hua Xu, Hashem B El-Serag, Fasiha Kanwal
INTRODUCTION: Natural language processing is a powerful technique of machine learning capable of maximizing data extraction from complex electronic medical records. METHODS: We utilized this technique to develop algorithms capable of "reading" full-text radiology reports to accurately identify the presence of fatty liver disease. Abdominal ultrasound, computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging reports were retrieved from the Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse from a random national sample of 652 patients...
August 31, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855057/cystic-fibrosis
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Susanne Naehrig, Cho-Ming Chao, Lutz Naehrlich
BACKGROUND: Universal screening of newborn babies for cystic fibrosis was launched in Germany on 1 September 2016. Here we present up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of this disease. METHODS: This article is based on relevant publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, along with guidelines from Germany and abroad and systematic reviews. RESULTS: Cystic fibrosis is caused by a gene mutation leading to dysfunction of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein...
August 21, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835934/causes-of-infertility-in-view-of-iranian-traditional-medicine-a-review
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REVIEW
Seyed Kazem Kazemeini, Majid Emtiazy, Fatemeh Owlia, Parisa Khani
Infertility is one of the most important reproductive health concerns in the conventional medicine. Iranian traditional medicine presents different viewpoints in this regard which they could be of benefit and a good guide for the society of medicine. This study sought to provide the comprehensive investigation on the causes of infertility according to Iranian traditional medicine for understanding of old sages' ideas and categorizing of the causes of infertility. In this narrative review, we searched causes of infertility in traditional medicine books and available articles in this field...
April 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833992/successful-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-prolonged-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-following-pediatric-liver-transplantation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hamza Hassan Khan, Laura Schroeder, Megha S Fitzpatrick, Stuart S Kaufman, Nada A Yazigi, Gregory K Yurasek, David M Steinhorn, Thomas M Fishbein, Khalid M Khan
HPS is a major complicating feature of end-stage liver disease. Diagnosis is clinical, and LT is the only definitive treatment. While the general impression is that HPS improves quickly after transplantation, it may not always be the case. We describe the smallest reported child with HPS prior to LT and requiring prolonged venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after LT; especially as it is a rare occurrence, physician managing such cases should be aware of the circumstances under which HPS may require specific treatment...
August 19, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825582/-thyroid-storm-associated-with-multiorganic-dysfunction
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Juan Camilo Baena, Jacobo Padilla, Guillermo Guzmán
Thyroid storm is a rare and potentially fatal condition. Unusual presentations in patients with thyroid storm have been described but multiorganic dysfunction is uncommonly seen. We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman with unknown underlying Graves's disease who developed thyroid storm. The thyroid storm score of Burch and Wartofsky was 50/140. This was complicated by acute liver failure, acute kidney injury, lactic acidosis, heart failure, bi-cytopenia, coagulopathy and rhabdomyolysis. The severe multiorgan dysfunction was reversed by prompt institution of steroids, cyclophosphamide and plasma exchange before thyroidectomy...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810894/chikungunya-an-emerging-viral-infection-with-varied-clinical-presentations-in-bangladesh-reports-of-seven-cases
#12
Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Khwaja Nazim Uddin
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya is an emerging and rapidly spreading viral infection in many parts of the world including Bangladesh. It shares many epidemiological and clinical characteristics with dengue. So, a sound knowledge is required for its detection and differentiation from dengue, specially in endemic regions. CASE PRESENTATION: We present seven confirmed cases of chikungunya having different clinical presentations occurring among middle aged males and females from different socio-economic background in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802775/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-caps-induced-ischemic-pancreatic-ducts-injury-mimicking-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-ipmn
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Léa Savey, Jean-Charles Piette, Jérome Bellanger, Laurent Palazzo, Zahir Amoura, Alain Sauvanet, Jean-François Pouget-Abadie, Philippe Sogni, Joseph Emmerich, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau
OBJECTIVES: Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a life-threatening disease characterized by multiple small-vessel occlusions of rapid onset. Ischemic pancreatic duct lesions secondary to CAPS have never been reported. METHODS: We describe 4 patients who presented lesions suspected to be intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas following a CAPS. RESULTS: All patients had a history of CAPS months or years before the IPMN diagnosis...
July 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797080/physician-perspectives-on-the-management-of-viral-hepatitis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-myanmar
#14
Yoona A Kim, Sam Trinh, Si Thura, Khin Pyone Kyi, Thomas Lee, Stan Sze, Adam Richards, Andrew Aronsohn, Grace L H Wong, Yasuhito Tanaka, Geoffrey Dusheiko, Mindie H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: In Myanmar, over five million people are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis has been a recent focus with the development of a National Strategic Plan on Hepatitis and plans to subsidize HCV treatment. METHODS: During a two-day national liver disease symposium covering HCV, HBV, hepatocellular (HCC), and end-stage liver disease (ESLD), physician surveys were administered using the automated response system (ARS) to assess physician knowledge, perceptions of barriers to screening and treatment, and proposed solutions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790228/association-between-serum-uric-acid-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-meta-analysis
#15
Guntur Darmawan, Laniyati Hamijoyo, Irsan Hasan
BACKGROUND: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is known to be associated with some metabolic disorders. Recent studies suggested the role of uric acid in NAFLD through oxidative stress and inflammatory process. This study is aimed to evaluate the association between serum uric acid and NAFLD. METHODS: a systematic literature review was conducted using Pubmed and Cochrane library. The quality of all studies was assessed using the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE)...
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756294/vitamin-d-cod-liver-oil-sunshine-and-phototherapy-safe-effective-and-forgotten-tools-for-treating-and-curing-tuberculosis-infections-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Patrick J McCullough, Douglas S Lehrer
Tuberculosis remains an epidemic throughout the world, with over 2 billion people, or more than one third of the world's population, infected with TB. In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new cases of tuberculosis, and 1.8 million deaths, making TB one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. Approximately 95% of new TB cases occur in developing countries, where the costs of treatment force many patients and their families into poverty. The United Nations and the World Health Organization are working to end this global epidemic...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752475/use-of-statins-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-and-cirrhosis-current-views-and-prospects
#17
REVIEW
Jose Ignacio Vargas, Marco Arrese, Vijay H Shah, Juan Pablo Arab
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to analyze the current evidence regarding the use of statins in patients with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Chronic liver disease (CLD), cirrhosis, and its complications, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), are significant public health problems. The use of statins in patients with CLD has been a matter of concern, and physicians are often reluctant to its prescription in these patients...
September 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751095/a-comprehensive-review-of-immunization-practices-in-solid-organ-transplant-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#18
REVIEW
Pearlie P Chong, Robin K Avery
BACKGROUND: Vaccine-preventable diseases, especially influenza, varicella, herpes zoster, and invasive pneumococcal infections, continue to lead to significant morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. METHODS: We highlight guideline recommendations for the use of key vaccines in SOT and HSCT recipients and to review the latest evidence and developments in the field. RESULTS: Physicians should vaccinate individuals with end-stage organ disease, as vaccine seroresponse rates are higher pretransplantation...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703300/a-point-based-prediction-model-for-cardiovascular-risk-in-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-the-car-olt-score
#19
Lisa B VanWagner, Hongyan Ning, Maureen Whitsett, Josh Levitsky, Sarah Uttal, John T Wilkins, Michael M Abecassis, Daniela P Ladner, Anton I Skaro, Donald M Lloyd-Jones
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) complications are important causes of morbidity and mortality after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). There is currently no preoperative risk assessment tool that allows physicians to estimate the risk for CVD events following OLT. We sought to develop a point-based prediction model (risk score) for CVD complications after OLT, the CAR-OLT risk score, among a cohort of 1024 consecutive patients aged 18-75 years who underwent first OLT in a tertiary-care teaching hospital (2002-2011)...
July 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693455/fainting-fanconi-syndrome-clarified-by-proxy-a-case-report
#20
Stephen Benedict Walsh, Robert Unwin, Robert Kleta, William Van't Hoff, Paul Bass, Khalid Hussain, Sian Ellard, Detlef Bockenhauer
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases may elude diagnosis due to unfamiliarity of the treating physicians with the specific disorder. Yet, advances in genetics have tremendously enhanced our ability to establish specific and sometimes surprising diagnoses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of renal Fanconi syndrome associated with intermittent hypoglycemic episodes, the specific cause for which remained elusive for over 30 years, despite numerous investigations, including three kidney and one liver biopsy...
July 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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