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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526690/emerging-concepts-in-biliary-repair-and-fibrosis
#1
Luca Fabris, Carlo Spirli, Massimiliano Cadamuro, Romina Fiorotto, Mario Strazzabosco
Chronic diseases of the biliary tree (cholangiopathies) represent one of the major unmet needs in clinical hepatology and a significant knowledge gap in liver pathophysiology. The common theme in cholangiopathies is that the target of the disease is the biliary tree. After damage to the biliary epithelium, inflammatory changes stimulate a reparative response with proliferation of cholangiocytes and restoration of the biliary architecture, owing to the re-activation of a variety of morphogenetic signals. Chronic damage and inflammation, will ultimately result in pathologic repair, with generation of biliary fibrosis and clinical progression of the disease...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512196/the-developmental-biology-of-genetic-notch-disorders
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REVIEW
Jan Mašek, Emma R Andersson
Notch signaling regulates a vast array of crucial developmental processes. It is therefore not surprising that mutations in genes encoding Notch receptors or ligands lead to a variety of congenital disorders in humans. For example, loss of function of Notch results in Adams-Oliver syndrome, Alagille syndrome, spondylocostal dysostosis and congenital heart disorders, while Notch gain of function results in Hajdu-Cheney syndrome, serpentine fibula polycystic kidney syndrome, infantile myofibromatosis and lateral meningocele syndrome...
May 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504186/alagille-s-syndrome-hypoplasia-of-posterior-semicircular-canals
#3
Alexandre Perez-Girbes, Miguel Mazón, Elena Pont
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492167/management-of-cholestatic-pruritus-in-children-with-alagille-syndrome-case-report-and-literature-review
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S Ben Ameur, I Chabchoub, J Telmoudi, Y Belfitouri, O Rebah, F Lacaille, H Aloulou, A Mehrzi, M Hachicha
Alagille syndrome causes intractable pruritus and disfiguring xanthomas because of retained bile acids and cholesterol. Drug therapy in addition to surgical intervention may be effective in many patients in reducing serum bile acids, cholesterol levels, pruritus, and skin xanthomas. In this report, we describe a child with Alagille syndrome who presented with severe pruritus and xanthomas as a consequence of severe hypercholesterolemia and discuss the treatment modalities.
December 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465853/novel-heterozygous-mutations-in-jag1-and-notch2-genes-in-a-neonatal-patient-with-alagille-syndrome
#5
Alisa Brennan, Anil Kesavan
Alagille Syndrome (ALGS) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder that affects multiple organ systems. Cholestasis as a result of a paucity of intrahepatic bile ducts and congenital heart defects are the two most common features of ALGS. We describe a case of ALGS with novel mutations of JAG1 and NOTCH2 genes in a newborn girl with complex congenital heart disease, bilateral dysplastic kidneys, and malrotation with volvulus.
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450276/pregnancy-and-bile-acid-disorders
#6
Vanessa Pataia, Peter H Dixon, Catherine Williamson
During pregnancy, extensive adaptations in maternal metabolic and immunological physiology occur. Consequently, pre-existing disease may be exacerbated or attenuated and new disease susceptibility may be unmasked. Cholestatic diseases, characterized by a supraphysiological raise in bile acid levels, require careful monitoring during pregnancy. This review describes the latest advances in the knowledge of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), the commonest bile acid disorder specific to pregnancy, with a focus on the disease etiology and potential mechanisms of ICP-associated adverse pregnancy outcomes, including fetal demise...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356265/programmatic-approach-to-management-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-major-aortopulmonary-collateral-arteries-a-15-year-experience-with-458-patients
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Holly Bauser-Heaton, Alejandro Borquez, Brian Han, Michael Ladd, Ritu Asija, Laura Downey, Andrew Koth, Claudia A Algaze, Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Stanton B Perry, Andrew Shin, Lynn F Peng, Frank L Hanley, Doff B McElhinney
BACKGROUND: Tetralogy of Fallot with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries is a complex and heterogeneous condition. Our institutional approach to this lesion emphasizes early complete repair with the incorporation of all lung segments and extensive lobar and segmental pulmonary artery reconstruction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed all patients who underwent surgical intervention for tetralogy of Fallot and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (LPCHS) since November 2001...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260452/unusual-indications-for-a-liver-transplant-a-single-center-experience
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Aydincan Akdur, Mahir Kirnap, Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Figen Ozcay, Gokhan Moray, Gulnaz Arslan, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of liver transplant for unusual liver diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The results of 476 patients who underwent liver transplant from 1988 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Two hundred forty-five of them were adult patients and 231 of them were pediatric. Thirty-one patients had unusual liver disease. RESULTS: Of the 31 patients with unusual liver disease, 9 (29%) were adult and 22 (71%) were pediatric patients...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231074/on-the-pathogenesis-of-central-liver-nodules-in-alagille-syndrome
#9
Louis Libbrecht, David Cassiman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230293/influence-of-complex-childhood-diseases-on-variation-in-growth-and-skeletal-development
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REVIEW
Babette S Zemel
The study of human growth and skeletal development by human biologists is framed by the larger theoretical concerns regarding the underpinnings of population variation and human evolution. This unique perspective is directly relevant to the assessment of child health and well-being at the individual and group level, as well as the construction of growth charts. Environmental, behavioral (nutrition and physical activity), and disease-related factors can prevent attainment of full genetic potential for growth...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141679/abdominal-arterial-anomalies-in-children-with-alagille-syndrome-surgical-aspects-and-outcomes-of-liver-transplantation
#11
Jules Kohaut, Romain Pommier, Florent Guerin, Danièle Pariente, Emmanuel Jacquemin, Hélène Martelli, Sophie Branchereau
OBJECTIVES: Angiogenic defects secondary to gene mutations of JAG1 and NOTCH2, causing arterial anomalies in Alagille syndrome (AGS), are well described in the literature. The study analyzes the frequency of abdominal arterial anomalies in children with AGS with an emphasis on outcomes following liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: Between 1988 and 2013, 242 children with AGS were treated at our institution. We performed a retrospective analysis of 55 who underwent LT during the study period...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090565/thbs2-is-a-candidate-modifier-of-liver-disease-severity-in-alagille-syndrome
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Ellen A Tsai, Melissa A Gilbert, Christopher M Grochowski, Lara A Underkoffler, He Meng, Xiaojie Zhang, Michael M Wang, Hailu Shitaye, Kurt D Hankenson, David Piccoli, Henry Lin, Binita M Kamath, Marcella Devoto, Nancy B Spinner, Kathleen M Loomes
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Alagille syndrome is an autosomal-dominant, multisystem disorder caused primarily by mutations in JAG1, resulting in bile duct paucity, cholestasis, cardiac disease, and other features. Liver disease severity in Alagille syndrome is highly variable, however, factors influencing the hepatic phenotype are unknown. We hypothesized that genetic modifiers may contribute to the variable expressivity of this disorder. METHODS: We performed a genome-wide association study in a cohort of Caucasian subjects with known pathogenic JAG1 mutations, comparing patients with mild vs severe liver disease, followed by functional characterization of a candidate locus...
September 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043454/surgical-techniques-for-repair-of-peripheral-pulmonary-artery-stenosis
#13
Richard D Mainwaring, Frank L Hanley
Peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis (PPAS) is a rare form of congenital heart disease that is most frequently associated with Williams and Alagille syndromes. These patients typically have systemic level right ventricular pressures secondary to obstruction at the lobar, segmental, and subsegmental branches. The current management of patients with PPAS remains somewhat controversial. We have pioneered an entirely surgical approach for the reconstruction of PPAS. This approach initially entailed a surgical patch augmentation of all major lobar branches and effectively reduced the right ventricular pressures by more than half...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027587/analysis-of-surgical-interruption-of-the-enterohepatic-circulation-as-a-treatment-for-pediatric-cholestasis
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Kasper S Wang, Greg Tiao, Lee M Bass, Paula M Hertel, Douglas Mogul, Nanda Kerkar, Matthew Clifton, Colleen Azen, Laura Bull, Philip Rosenthal, Dylan Stewart, Riccardo Superina, Ronen Arnon, Molly Bozic, Mary L Brandt, Patrick A Dillon, Annie Fecteau, Kishore Iyer, Binita Kamath, Saul Karpen, Frederick Karrer, Kathleen M Loomes, Cara Mack, Peter Mattei, Alexander Miethke, Kyle Soltys, Yumirle P Turmelle, Karen West, Jessica Zagory, Cat Goodhue, Benjamin L Shneider
To evaluate the efficacy of nontransplant surgery for pediatric cholestasis, 58 clinically diagnosed children, including 20 with Alagille syndrome (ALGS), 16 with familial intrahepatic cholestasis-1 (FIC1), 18 with bile salt export pump (BSEP) disease, and 4 others with low γ-glutamyl transpeptidase disease (levels <100 U/L), were identified across 14 Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) centers. Data were collected retrospectively from individuals who collectively had 39 partial external biliary diversions (PEBDs), 11 ileal exclusions (IEs), and seven gallbladder-to-colon (GBC) diversions...
May 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018696/alagille-syndrome-a-case-report-highlighting-dysmorphic-facies-chronic-illness-and-depression
#15
James J Bresnahan, Zachary A Winthrop, Rabia Salman, Salman Majeed
Alagille syndrome is a rare multisystem disorder affecting the liver, heart, vertebrae, eyes, and face. Alagille syndrome shares multiple phenotypic variants of other congenital or chronic childhood illnesses such as DiGeorge syndrome, Down syndrome, spina bifida, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and cystic fibrosis. All of these chronic illnesses have well-established links to psychiatric conditions. There are few community resources for Alagille patients, as it is an extremely rare condition. Despite the overlap with other chronic childhood illnesses, the psychiatric manifestations of Alagille syndrome have not been previously discussed in literature...
2016: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967296/new-jag1-mutation-causing-alagille-syndrome-presenting-with-severe-hypercholesterolemia-case-report-with-emphasis-on-genetics-and-lipid-abnormalities
#16
Zeina C Hannoush, Herminia Puerta, Mislen S Bauer, Ronald B Goldberg
Context: Alagille syndrome is a rare autosomal-dominant genetic disorder caused by defects in the Notch signaling pathway, which involves multiple organ systems. Bile duct paucity is the main characteristic feature of the disease, which often leads to cholestatic hypercholesterolemia. Case Description: We report the case of a male infant who had developed failure to thrive, jaundice, intermittent pruritus, and multiple diffuse symmetrical skin xanthomas at 1 year of age...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960019/-glomerular-lipidosis
#17
Sandro Feriozzi
Lipidoses occur for an abnormal storage parenchymal deposition of lipids and products of their metabolism in large amounts or sometimes, involving only some particular tissue structures. The lipid storage is usually due to an inborn error causing an enzyme absence /deficiency in the primary lipidoses and to a complex metabolism alterations in the secondary forms. However, histologically all lipid depositions look very similar, and immunohistochemical investigation, clinical pictures knowledge and genetic tests need to make a correct diagnosis...
2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914924/the-management-of-childhood-liver-diseases-in-adulthood
#18
REVIEW
Deepak Joshi, Nitika Gupta, Marianne Samyn, Maesha Deheragoda, Fabienne Dobbels, Michael A Heneghan
An increasing number of patients with childhood liver disease survive into adulthood. These young adults are now entering adult services and require ongoing management. Aetiologies can be divided into liver diseases that develop in young adults which present to adult hepatologists i.e., biliary atresia and Alagille syndrome or liver diseases that occur in children/adolescents and adults i.e., autoimmune hepatitis or Wilson's disease. To successfully manage these young adults, a dynamic and responsive transition service is essential...
March 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908967/kinetic-modeling-of-the-tau-pet-tracer-18f-av-1451-in-human-healthy-volunteers-and-alzheimer-s-disease-subjects
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Olivier Barret, David Alagille, Sandra Sanabria, Robert A Comley, Robby M Weimer, Edilio Borroni, Mark Mintun, Nicholas Seneca, Caroline Papin, Thomas Morley, Ken Marek, John P Seibyl, Gilles D Tamagnan, Danna Jennings
(18)F-AV-1451 is currently the most widely used of several experimental tau PET tracers. The objective of this study was to evaluate (18)F-AV-1451 binding with full kinetic analysis using a metabolite corrected arterial input function, and to compare parameters derived from kinetic analysis with standardized uptake value ratio (SUVR) calculated over different imaging time intervals. METHODS: (18)F-AV-1451 PET brain imaging was completed in 16 subjects: 4 young healthy volunteers (YHV), 4 aged healthy volunteers (AHV) and 8 Alzheimer's disease subjects (AD)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906097/a-10-year-old-child-presenting-with-syndromic-paucity-of-bile-ducts-alagille-syndrome-a-case-report
#20
Girish Kumar Pati, Ayaskanta Singh, Preetam Nath, Jimmy Narayan, Pradeep Kumar Padhi, Prasanta Kumar Parida, Kaumudee Pattnaik, Chittaranjan Panda, Shivaram Prasad Singh
BACKGROUND: Alagille syndrome, a rare genetic disorder with autosomal dominant transmission, manifests with five major features: paucity of interlobular bile ducts, characteristic facies, posterior embryotoxon, vertebral defects, and peripheral pulmonary stenosis. Globally, only 500 cases have so far been reported, with only five cases reported in the Indian subcontinent. Rarely, Alagille syndrome also presents with skin manifestations and early-onset chronic liver disease, which was found in our case...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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