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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283342/acoustic-radiation-force-induced-creep-recovery-arficr-a-noninvasive-method-to-characterize-tissue-viscoelasticity
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Carolina Amador Carrascal, Shigao Chen, Matthew W Urban, James F Greenleaf
Ultrasound shear wave elastography is a promising noninvasive, low cost, and clinically viable tool for liver fibrosis staging. Current shear wave imaging technologies on clinical ultrasound scanners ignore shear wave dispersion and use a single group velocity measured over the shear wave bandwidth to estimate tissue elasticity. The center frequency and bandwidth of shear waves induced by acoustic radiation force depend on the ultrasound push beam (push duration, -number, etc.) and the viscoelasticity of the medium, and therefore are different across scanners from different vendors...
January 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282263/feasibility-of-2-d-ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography-of-fetal-lungs-in-case-of-threatened-preterm-labour-a-study-protocol
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Nicolas Mottet, Sébastien Aubry, Chrystelle Vidal, Guillaume Boiteux, Jean-Patrick Metz, Didier Riethmuller, Lionel Pazart, Rajeev Ramanah
INTRODUCTION: 2-D ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE) could be considered as a new noninvasive tool for monitoring fetal lung development based on evaluation of mechanical properties during pregnancy. Interesting results are available concerning the use of SWE on developing organs, especially on premature infants and animal models. The main objective in this study is to evaluate the feasibility of 2-D SWE in human fetal lungs between 24 and 34 weeks of gestation (WG). The secondary objective is to modellise fetal lung-to-liver elastography ratio (LLE ratio) and to assess variations between normal lung and lung surfactant-enriched after a corticosteroids course indicated for a threatened preterm labour (TPL)...
December 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210096/obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-are-important-risk-factors-underlying-previously-undiagnosed-cirrhosis-in-general-practice-a-cross-sectional-study-using-transient-elastography
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D J Harman, S D Ryder, M W James, E A Wilkes, T R Card, G P Aithal, I N Guha
BACKGROUND: Rising cirrhosis incidence and mortality in the United Kingdom has been attributed predominantly to excess alcohol consumption. However, metabolic risk factors such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity may also be important. AIM: To screen at-risk individuals in general practice for undetected cirrhosis using transient elastography and study the risk factors underlying these cases. METHODS: The study was undertaken in 4 general practices (adult patient population 20 868) between February 2012 and September 2014...
December 6, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194972/a-composite-noninvasive-index-correlates-with-liver-fibrosis-scores-in-post-fontan-patients-preliminary-findings
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William N Evans, Ruben J Acherman, Michael L Ciccolo, Sergio A Carrillo, Alvaro Galindo, Abraham Rothman, Gary A Mayman, Elizabeth A Adams, Leigh C Reardon, Brody J Winn, Noel S Yumiaco, Lesley Shimuizu, Yoko Inanaga, Rowena J Deleon, Humberto Restrepo
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that clinic-based, hepatic-ultrasound, elastography measurements, either alone or in combination with other noninvasive variables, might correlate with liver-biopsy fibrosis scores in patients post-Fontan. METHODS: Between March 2012 and February 2017, we identified patients post-Fontan that underwent elective cardiac catheterization and simultaneous transvenous hepatic biopsy. From this group, we selected patients that met inclusion criteria for liver-ultrasound, shear-wave elastography...
December 1, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096427/accurate-measurements-of-liver-stiffness-using-shear-wave-elastography-in-children-and-young-adults-and-the-role-of-the-stability-index
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Eun Kyoung Hong, Young Hun Choi, Jung-Eun Cheon, Woo Sun Kim, In-One Kim, Sun Young Kang
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the stability index (SI) in liver stiffness measurements using shear wave elastography (SWE) in children. Methods: A total of 29 children and young adults (mean age, 16.1 years; range, 8 to 28 years; 11 boys and 18 girls) who underwent liver stiffness measurements using SWE under free-breathing and breath-holding conditions were included in our study. Ten SWE measurements were acquired in each of four groups: free-breathing and breath-holding, and with and without using the SI...
August 19, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077769/the-relationship-between-visceral-obesity-and-hepatic-steatosis-measured-by-controlled-attenuation-parameter
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Hye Won Lee, Kwang Joon Kim, Kyu Sik Jung, Young Eun Chon, Ji Hye Huh, Kyeong Hye Park, Jae Bock Chung, Chang Oh Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han, Jun Yong Park
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related with obesity. However, obese subjects, generally represented by high BMI, do not always develop NAFLD. A number of possible causes of NAFLD have been studied, but the exact mechanism has not yet been elucidated. METHODS: A total of 304 consecutive subjects who underwent general health examinations including abdominal ultrasonography, transient elastography and abdominal fat computed tomography were prospectively enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018925/the-diagnostic-performance-of-shear-wave-elastography-for-liver-fibrosis-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-and-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Jeong Rye Kim, Chong Hyun Suh, Hee Mang Yoon, Jin Seong Lee, Young Ah Cho, Ah Young Jung
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic performance of shear-wave elastography for determining the severity of liver fibrosis in children and adolescents. METHODS: An electronic literature search of PubMed and EMBASE was conducted. Bivariate modelling and hierarchical summary receiver-operating-characteristic modelling were performed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of shear-wave elastography. Meta-regression and subgroup analyses according to the modality of shear-wave imaging and the degree of liver fibrosis were also performed...
October 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949258/measurements-of-renal-shear-wave-velocities-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Yutaka Sasaki, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hiroki Kawashima, Takuya Ishikawa, Kyosuke Takeshita, Hidemi Goto
Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have advanced glomerulosclerosis and renal interstitial fibrosis. Shear wave elastography (SWE) is useful to diagnose liver fibrosis. However, there are few data available regarding evaluation of kidney function on the use of SWE. Purpose To assess the utility of SWE by evaluating the correlation between renal function and renal elasticity using SWE. Material and Methods A total of 187 participants who had available serum creatinine levels and also underwent SWE of the kidney using a transabdominal ultrasonography were recruited at Nagoya University Hospital...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914407/association-of-fetuin-b-with-markers-of-liver-fibrosis-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Thomas Ebert, Nicolas Linder, Alexander Schaudinn, Harald Busse, Joachim Berger, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Volker Keim, Johannes Wiegand, Thomas Karlas
OBJECTIVE: The liver-derived plasma protein fetuin B is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and impaired glucose homeostasis in mice. However, its association with non-invasive ultrasound- and magnetic resonance (MR)-based markers of liver fibrosis and steatosis, the enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF) score, liver biopsy, as well as rs738409 in PNPLA3, has not been elucidated in NAFLD, so far. DESIGN AND METHODS: The association of circulating fetuin B and transient elastography (TE), controlled attenuation parameter (CAP), (1)H-MR-spectroscopy, the ELF score, liver biopsy, as well as risk alleles in rs738409 in PNPLA3, was studied in 101 NAFLD patients as compared to 15 healthy controls...
November 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853196/a-new-screening-strategy-for-varices-by-liver-and-spleen-stiffness-measurement-lssm-in-cirrhotic-patients-a%C3%A2-randomized-trial
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Grace L H Wong, Raymond Kwok, Aric J Hui, Yee-Kit Tse, Kai-Tin Ho, Angeline O S Lo, Kelvin L Y Lam, Heyson C H Chan, Rashid A Lui, Kenneth H D Au, Henry L Y Chan, Vincent W S Wong
BACKGROUND: Variceal bleeding is a common and life-threatening complication in patients with cirrhosis. Screening with upper endoscopy is recommended but is uncomfortable to patients. Non-invasive assessment with transient elastography for liver/spleen stiffness measurement (LSM and SSM) is accurate in detecting varices. AIMS: To test the hypothesis that a new screening strategy for varices guided by LSM/SSM results (LSSM-guided) is non-inferior to universal endoscopic screening in detecting clinically significant varices in patients with cirrhosis...
August 29, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658094/multimorbidity-and-polypharmacy-in-diabetic-patients-with-nafld-implications-for-disease-severity-and-management
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Preya Janubhai Patel, Kelly Lee Hayward, Rathiga Rudra, Leigh Ula Horsfall, Fabrina Hossain, Suzanne Williams, Tracey Johnson, Nigel Neil Brown, Nivene Saad, Andrew Donald Clouston, Katherine Anne Stuart, Patricia Casarolli Valery, Katharine Margaret Irvine, Anthony William Russell, Elizabeth Ellen Powell
An observational study describing the number and type of chronic conditions and medications taken by diabetic patients with NAFLD and identifying characteristics that may impact liver disease severity or clinical management.Adults with type 2 diabetes have a high prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and increased risk of developing advanced liver disease. Appropriate management should consider the characteristics of the diabetic NAFLD population, as comorbid conditions and medications may increase the complexity of treatment strategies...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634626/hepatic-shear-wave-elastography-in-children-under-free-breathing-and-breath-hold-conditions
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Caroline Jung, Michael Groth, Kay Uwe Petersen, Anna Hammel, Florian Brinkert, Enke Grabhorn, Sören Alexander Weidemann, Jasmin Busch, Gerhard Adam, Jochen Herrmann
OBJECTIVES: To compare hepatic 2D shear wave elastography (2D SWE) in children between free-breathing and breath-hold conditions, in terms of measurement agreement and time expenditure. METHODS: A cohort of 57 children (12.7±4.3 years) who underwent standardized 2D SWE between May and October 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. Liver elastograms were obtained under free-breathing and breath-hold conditions and time expenditure was measured. Median stiffness, interquartile range (IQR), and IQR/median ratio were calculated based on 12, six, and three elastograms...
December 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578837/coffee-and-herbal-tea-consumption-is-associated-with-lower-liver-stiffness-in-the-general-population-the-rotterdam-study
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Louise J M Alferink, Juliana Fittipaldi, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Pavel Taimr, Bettina E Hansen, Herold J Metselaar, Josje D Schoufour, M Arfan Ikram, Harry L A Janssen, Oscar H Franco, Sarwa Darwish Murad
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Coffee and tea have been proposed to limit the progression of liver fibrosis in established liver disease, but it is unknown if this is also true for subclinical fibrosis. We therefore aimed to evaluate whether coffee and tea consumption are associated with liver stiffness in the general population. METHODS: The Rotterdam Study is an ongoing prospective population-based cohort. We included participants who underwent transient elastography, ultrasound and completed a food frequency questionnaire...
August 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561276/intestinal-microbiota-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-and-without-liver-cirrhosis-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Benjamin Heidrich, Marius Vital, Iris Plumeier, Nico Döscher, Silke Kahl, Janina Kirschner, Szilvia Ziegert, Philipp Solbach, Henrike Lenzen, Andrej Potthoff, Michael Peter Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Dietmar Helmut Pieper
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The importance of the intestinal microbiota for the onset and clinical course of many diseases, including liver diseases like non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis, is increasingly recognized. However, the role of intestinal microbiota in chronic HCV infection remains unclear. METHODS: In a cross sectional approach the intestinal microbiota of 95 patients chronically infected with HCV (n=57 without cirrhosis [NO-CIR]; n=38 with cirrhosis [CIR]) and 50 healthy controls (HC) without documented liver diseases was analysed...
May 31, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480218/magnetic-resonance-elastography-shear-wave-velocity-correlates-with-liver-fibrosis-and-hepatic-venous-pressure-gradient-in-adults-with-advanced-liver-disease
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Ahmed M Gharib, Ma Ai Thanda Han, Eric G Meissner, David E Kleiner, Xiongce Zhao, Mary McLaughlin, Lindsay Matthews, Bisharah Rizvi, Khaled Z Abd-Elmoniem, Ralph Sinkus, Elliot Levy, Christopher Koh, Robert P Myers, G Mani Subramanian, Shyam Kottilil, Theo Heller, Joseph A Kovacs, Caryn G Morse
Background. Portal hypertension, an elevation in the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG), can be used to monitor disease progression and response to therapy in cirrhosis. Since obtaining HVPG measurements is invasive, reliable noninvasive methods of assessing portal hypertension are needed. Methods. Noninvasive markers of fibrosis, including magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) shear wave velocity, were correlated with histologic fibrosis and HVPG measurements in hepatitis C (HCV) and/or HIV-infected patients with advanced liver disease enrolled in a clinical trial of treatment with simtuzumab, an anti-LOXL2 antibody...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474275/comparison-of-mono-and-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-in-benign-thyroid-disease
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Yücel Korkusuz, Alexander Mader, Daniel Gröner, Shadi Ahmad, Oscar Maximilian Mader, Frank Grünwald, Christian Happel
PURPOSE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an approved minimal invasive method for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules. Several experimental, mainly ex vivo animal studies have compared the effectiveness of different RFA procedures in liver tissue. The aim of this retrospective clinical study was to evaluate the difference between monopolar and bipolar RFA in thyroid tissue considering thyroid volume reduction, patient discomfort and ultrasound evaluation. METHODS: Eighteen patients with symptomatic complex benign thyroid nodules were treated in a single RFA session...
May 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361299/invasive-and-non-invasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension
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Jonathan Chung-Fai Leung, Thomson Chi-Wang Loong, James Pang, Jeremy Lok Wei, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
Portal hypertension is the central driver of complications in patients with chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis. The diagnosis of portal hypertension has important prognostic and clinical implications. In particular, screening for varices in patients with portal hypertension can effectively reduce the morbidity and mortality of variceal bleeding. In this article, we review the invasive and non-invasive methods to assess portal hypertension. Hepatic venous pressure gradient remains the gold standard to measure portal pressure but is invasive and seldom performed outside expert centers and research settings...
March 30, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359007/physical-comorbidities-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-australian-vietnam-war-veterans
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Sarah C McLeay, Wendy M Harvey, Madeline Nm Romaniuk, Darrell Hg Crawford, David M Colquhoun, Ross McD Young, Miriam Dwyer, John M Gibson, Robyn A O'Sullivan, Graham Cooksley, Christopher R Strakosch, Rachel M Thomson, Joanne Voisey, Bruce R Lawford
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the prevalence of physical comorbidities in Australian Vietnam War veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is higher than in trauma-exposed veterans without PTSD. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional analysis of the health status (based on self-reported and objective clinical assessments) of 298 Australian Vietnam War veterans enrolled by the Gallipoli Medical Research Institute (Brisbane) during February 2014 - July 2015, of whom 108 were confirmed as having had PTSD and 106 served as trauma-exposed control participants...
April 3, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352941/easl-easd-easo-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-management-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-severely-obese-people-do-they-lead-to-over-referral
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Emilie Blond, Emmanuel Disse, Charlotte Cuerq, Jocelyne Drai, Pierre-Jean Valette, Martine Laville, Charles Thivolet, Chantal Simon, Cyrielle Caussy
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We aimed to assess the application of the recent European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)-European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)-European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) clinical practice guidelines for the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in severely obese individuals in routine clinical practice. METHODS: We performed a single-centre retrospective observational study of 385 patients referred for severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) to our Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition department, between 1 November 2014 and 31 December 2015...
July 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295587/validation-of-noninvasive-methods-to-predict-the-presence-of-gastroesophageal-varices-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
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Elba Llop, Marta Lopez, Juan de la Revilla, Natalia Fernandez, Maria Trapero, Marta Hernandez, Carlos Fernández-Carrillo, Fernando Pons, Jose Luis Martinez, Jose Luis Calleja
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim was to validate noninvasive methods to predict the presence of gastroesophageal varices (GEV) in patients with suspected compensated advanced chronic liver disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical and radiological data collected prospectively between September 2013 and September 2015. We reviewed 442 consecutive patients with suspected compensated advanced chronic liver disease measured by transient elastography (TE) and a gastroscopy...
November 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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