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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913155/early-molecular-stratification-of-high-risk-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Claire Hardie, Kile Green, Laura Jopson, Ben Millar, Barbara Innes, Sarah Pagan, Dina Tiniakos, Jessica Dyson, Muzlifah Haniffa, Venetia Bigley, David E Jones, John Brain, Lucy J Walker
High-risk primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), defined by inadequate response at one year to Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), is associated with disease progression and liver transplantation. Stratifying high-risk patients early would facilitate improved approaches to care. Using long-term follow-up data to define risk at presentation, 6 high-risk PBC patients and 8 low-risk patients were identified from biopsy, transplant and biochemical archival records. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) liver biopsies taken at presentation were graded (Scheuer and Nakanuma scoring) and gene expression analysed using the NanoString® nCounter PanCancer Immunity 770-gene panel...
November 21, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906879/presence-of-organ%C3%A2-specific-antibodies-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Ewa Wielosz, Maria Majdan, Arkadiusz Koszarny, Magdalena Dryglewska, Jacek Tabarkiewicz
INTRODUCTION According to the literature, organ‑specific antibodies may be present in the course of systemic sclerosis (SSc). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of antithyroid antibodies (antithyroid peroxidase antibodies [anti‑TPO] and antithyroglobulin antibodies) and of antimitochondrial antibodies (AMAs), as well as to evaluate their clinical significance in patients with SSc. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study involved 86 consecutive in‑hospital patients with SSc (32 patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc [dcSSc] and 54 with limited cutaneous SSc [lcSSc])...
October 5, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906472/long-term-clinical-impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-obeticholic-acid-for-the-treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Sumeyye Samur, Matthew Klebanoff, Reiner Banken, Daniel S Pratt, Rick Chapman, Daniel A Ollendorf, Anne M Loos, Kathleen Corey, Chin Hur, Jagpreet Chhatwal
: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic, progressive autoimmune liver disease that mainly affects middle-aged women. Obeticholic acid (OCA), which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for PBC treatment, has demonstrated positive effects on biochemical markers of liver function. Our objective was to evaluate the long-term clinical impact and cost-effectiveness of OCA as a second-line treatment for PBC in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA...
November 7, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893675/a-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tudca-and-udca-in-chinese-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Hong Ma, Minde Zeng, Ying Han, Huiping Yan, Hong Tang, Jifang Sheng, Heping Hu, Liufang Cheng, Qing Xie, Youfu Zhu, Guofeng Chen, Zhiliang Gao, Wen Xie, Jiyao Wang, Shanming Wu, Guiqiang Wang, Xiaohui Miao, Xiaoqing Fu, Liping Duan, Jie Xu, Lai Wei, Guangfeng Shi, Chengwei Chen, Minhu Chen, Qin Ning, Chen Yao, Jidong Jia
AIM: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) is a taurine conjugated form of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) with higher hydrophility. To further evaluate the efficacy and safety of TUDCA for primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), we performed this study on Chinese patients. METHODS: 199 PBC patients were randomly assigned to either 250 mg TUDCA plus UDCA placebo or 250 mg UDCA plus TUDCA placebo, 3 times per day for 24 weeks. The primary endpoint was defined as percentage of patients achieving serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) reduction of more than 25% from baseline...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884040/personality-makes-a-difference-attachment-orientation-moderates-theory-of-planned-behavior-prediction-of-cardiac-medication-adherence
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Shira Peleg, Noa Vilchinsky, William A Fisher, Abed Khaskia, Morris Mosseri
OBJECTIVE: To achieve a comprehensive understanding of patients' adherence to medication following acute coronary syndrome (ACS), we assessed the possible moderating role played by attachment orientation on the effects of attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control (PBC), as derived from the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB; Ajzen, 1991), on intention and reported adherence. METHOD: A prospective longitudinal design was employed. During hospitalization, ACS male patients (N=106) completed a set of self-report questionnaires including socio-demographic variables, attachment orientation, and measures of TPB constructs...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864100/clinical-relevance-of-combined-anti-mitochondrial-m2-detection-assays-for-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
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Eunhee Han, Sung Jin Jo, Hyeyoung Lee, Ae-Ran Choi, Jihyang Lim, Eun-Sun Jung, Eun-Jee Oh
BACKGROUND: Antimitochondrial antibody (AMA) is a specific serologic marker in primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical relevance of combined AMA assays. METHODS: Sera were obtained from 79 patients with PBC and 108 patients with other liver disease. They were tested by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) using rat kidney/stomach tissue and HEp2 cells as substrate, 4 AMA-M2 assays, anti-sp100, and anti-gp210 assays. RESULTS: Using IIF-AMA with cut-off titer of 1:40, the sensitivity and specificity for PBC were 88...
November 15, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860118/association-between-serum-soluble-cd14-and-il-8-levels-and-clinical-outcome-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Takeji Umemura, Tomohiro Sekiguchi, Satoru Joshita, Tomoo Yamazaki, Naoyuki Fujimori, Soichiro Shibata, Yuki Ichikawa, Michiharu Komatsu, Akihiro Matsumoto, Zakera Shums, Gary L Norman, Eiji Tanaka, Masao Ota
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by portal inflammation and immune-mediated destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts that often leads to liver decompensation, and liver failure. Although the biochemical response to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) can predict disease outcome in PBC, few biomarkers have been identified as prognostic tools applicable prior to UDCA treatment. We therefore sought to identify such indicators of long-term outcome in PBC in the Japanese population...
November 17, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855457/-cholestatic-liver-disease
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Christine Pichler, Tobias Boettler, Robert Thimme
Common cholestatic liver diseases are primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Both diseases are considered autoimmune disorders; however, the precise pathogenesis remains elusive. Patients usually show no symptoms or present with pruritus and fatigue. High alkaline phosphatase and the presence of antimitochondrial antibodies are sufficient to diagnose PBC. Ursodeoxycholic acid is approved and recommended for the treatment of PBC. The diagnosis of PSC is established by elevated alkaline phosphatase-levels and typical cholangiographic findings...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848930/systemic-sclerosis-and-organ-specific-antibodies
#9
Ewa Wielosz, Maria Majdan, Arkadiusz Koszarny, Magdalena Dryglewska, Jacek Tabarkiewicz
INTRODUCTION    According to literature, some organ-specific antibodies may be present in systemic sclerosis (SSc).  OBJECTIVES    The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of antithyroid antibodies (aTPO and/or aTG) and antimitochondrial antibodies (AMAs) in SSc patients (pts) moreover, to evaluate their clinical consequences.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    Analysis involved 86 consecutive patients with SSc hospitalized in the Department of Rheumatology; 32 patients had diffuse cutaneous (dcSSc) and 54 had limited cutaneous (lcSSc)...
October 5, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842982/in-vivo-skin-dose-measurement-using-moskin-detectors-in-tangential-breast-radiotherapy
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W L Jong, N M Ung, J H D Wong, K H Ng, W Z Wan Ishak, R Abdul Malik, V C E Phua, D L Cutajar, P E Metcalfe, A B Rosenfeld, G F Ho
The purpose of this study is to measure patient skin dose in tangential breast radiotherapy. Treatment planning dose calculation algorithm such as Pencil Beam Convolution (PBC) and in vivo dosimetry techniques such as radiochromic film can be used to accurately monitor radiation doses at tissue depths, but they are inaccurate for skin dose measurement. A MOSFET-based (MOSkin) detector was used to measure skin dose in this study. Tangential breast radiotherapies ("bolus" and "no bolus") were simulated on an anthropomorphic phantom and the skin doses were measured...
November 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835790/the-p38%C3%AE-rs3804451-variant-predicts-chemotherapy-response-and-survival-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Ming Jia, Yuan Xu, Meiling Zhu, Mengyun Wang, Menghong Sun, Ji Qian, Jianhua Chang, Qingyi Wei
The JNK and P38α pathways play an important role in the sensitivity and outcomes of chemotherapy. We hypothesize that functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes of these pathways modulate outcomes of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with first-line platinum-based chemotherapy (PBC). We selectively genotyped 11 independent, potentially functional SNPs of 9 genes in the JNK and P38α pathways first in a discovery group of 355 patients with advanced NSCLC treated with PBC, and we evaluated their associations with progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) by Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
November 8, 2016: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834858/impact-of-microbes-on-the-pathogenesis-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-pbc-and-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-psc
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REVIEW
Jochen Mattner
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) represent the major clinical entities of chronic cholestatic liver diseases. Both disorders are characterized by portal inflammation and slowly progress to obliterative fibrosis and eventually liver cirrhosis. Although immune-pathogenic mechanisms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of PBC and PSC, neither disorder is considered to be a classical autoimmune disease, as PSC and PBC patients do not respond to immune-suppressants. Furthermore, the decreased bile flow resulting from the immune-mediated tissue assault and the subsequent accumulation of toxic bile products in PBC and PSC not only perpetuates biliary epithelial damage, but also alters the composition of the intestinal and biliary microbiota and its mutual interactions with the host...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832649/bile-acids-and-the-potential-role-in-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
#13
Hang Yang, Zhijun Duan
BACKGROUND: Bile acids (BAs) play a potential role in regulating the whole-body metabolic homeostasis via the interaction with gut microbiome and the signal transduction as messengers, which establish a link between the primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and gut microbiome in many aspects, particularly with regard to the immune system of the body. PBC, as a chronic cholestatic liver disease characterised by the destruction of small intrahepatic bile ducts, causes fibrosis and potential cirrhosis without efficient therapies...
November 11, 2016: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825705/hypoxia-induced-increases-in-serotonin-immunoreactive-nerve-fibers-in-the-medulla-oblongata-of-the-rat
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Ryosuke Morinaga, Nobuaki Nakamuta, Yoshio Yamamoto
Hypoxia induces respiratory responses in mammals and serotonergic neurons in the medulla oblongata participate in respiratory control. However, the morphological changes in serotonergic neurons induced by hypoxia have not yet been examined and respiratory controls of serotonergic neurons have not been clarified. We herein investigated the distribution of immunoreactivity for serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) in the medulla oblongata of control rats and rats exposed to 1-6h of hypoxia (10% O2). We also examined the medulla oblongata by multiple immunofluorescence labeling for 5-HT, neurokinin 1 receptors (NK1R), a marker for some respiratory neurons in the pre-Bötzinger complex (PBC), and dopamine β-hydroxylase (DBH), a marker for catecholaminergic neurons...
November 5, 2016: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806541/applying-the-theory-of-planned-behavior-to-correct-posture-in-operating-room-staffs
#15
Ahmad Fakhri, Isa Mohammadi Zeidi, Hadi Morshedi
OBJECTIVE: Ergonomic risk factors such as prolonged and awkward postures increase the risk of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) in operating room staffs. Understanding the factors influencing the prevalence of the WRMSDs is an essential step in any targeted health promotion interventions. This research aimed to determine the factors associated with correct posture maintenance based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) among the operating room staffs from educational hospital affiliated to Qazvin university medical sciences, in 2013...
August 10, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784538/phenotyping-and-auto-antibody-production-by-liver-infiltrating-b-cells-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#16
Brian K Chung, Bardia T Guevel, Gary M Reynolds, D B R K Gupta Udatha, Eva Kristine Klemsdal Henriksen, Zania Stamataki, Gideon M Hirschfield, Tom Hemming Karlsen, Evaggelia Liaskou
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are immune-mediated biliary diseases that demonstrate prominent and restricted genetic association with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles. In PBC, anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA) are specific and used as diagnostic biomarkers. PSC-relevant auto-antibodies remain controversial despite a distinct HLA association that mirrors archetypical auto-antigen driven disorders. Herein, we compared antibody-secreting B cells (ASCs) in PSC and PBC liver explants to determine if liver-infiltrating ASCs represent an opportune and novel source of disease-relevant auto-antibodies...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784437/-environmental-factors-and-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
#17
L P Chen, H Zhao, B Lyu, J L Cheng
The complex interplay between immune factors and genetic susceptibility plays an essential role in autoimmune diseases. This is especially true for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). PBC is an autoimmune cholestatic liver disease characterized by the destruction of the small intrahepatic bile ducts and the presence of high-titer antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA). Among the currently known risk factors, genetic predisposition remains to be the dominant one. However, it is insufficient to explain the different geographic distributions of PBC and the incomplete concordance in identical twins...
July 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779196/thyroid-dysfunction-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-comparative-study-at-two-european-centers
#18
Annarosa Floreani, Chiara Mangini, Anna Reig, Irene Franceschet, Nora Cazzagon, Lisa Perini, Llorenç Caballería, Silvia Cocchio, Vincenzo Baldo, Albert Parés
OBJECTIVES: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is often associated with other autoimmune diseases, but little is known about the influence of thyroid disease (TD) on the natural history of PBC. Our aim is to analyze the association between PBC and TD, and the latter's impact on the natural history of PBC at two European centers. METHODS: The study involved 921 PBC patients enrolled between 1975 and 2015 in Padova (376 patients) and Barcelona (545 patients), with a mean follow-up of 126...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778443/plasmapheresis-exerts-a-long-lasting-antipruritic-effect-in-severe-cholestatic-itch
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Marcin Krawczyk, Roman Liebe, Michał Wasilewicz, Ewa Wunsch, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Milkiewicz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The amelioration of refractory cholestatic pruritus after plasmapheresis has been reported in single patients. Here we analyse the efficacy of plasmapheresis in a cohort of patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). METHODS: Seventeen consecutive patients with PBC (age range 39-85 years, 16 females, 9 with cirrhosis) with refractory pruritus underwent 129 plasmapheresis procedures during 40 admissions. Pruritus was quantified by the 10 point numeric rating scale (NRS) before and after plasmapheresis, as well as ~30 and ~90 days later...
October 25, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777894/pulmonary-manifestations-among-patients-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis
#20
Deniz Koksal, Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Gurakar
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic progressive cholestatic liver disease caused by diffuse inflammation, destruction and fibrosis of the intrahepatic bile ducts, ultimately leading to cirrhosis, portal hypertension and liver failure. The pathogenesis of PBC is incompletely understood, but current data suggest roles for genetic susceptibility and environmental factors. PBC is often thought of as an organ-specific autoimmune disease, which mainly targets the liver; however, lung tissue is also a site for autoimmune involvement of PBC...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
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