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cystic fibrosis liver disease

Yoshifumi Noda, Satoshi Goshima, Kimihiro Kajita, Hiroshi Kawada, Nobuyuki Kawai, Hiromi Koyasu, Masayuki Matsuo, Kyongtae T Bae
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between gadoxetic-acid-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging measurements and laboratory and clinical biomarkers of liver function and fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty nine consecutive patients with suspected liver disease or liver tumor underwent gadoxetic-acid-enhanced MR imaging. MR imaging measurements during the hepatobiliary phase included biliary tract structure-to-muscle signal intensity ratio (SIR)...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Carlo Castellani, Baroukh M Assael
Cystic fibrosis (CF), a monogenic disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene on chromosome 7, is complex and greatly variable in clinical expression. Airways, pancreas, male genital system, intestine, liver, bone, and kidney are involved. The lack of CFTR or its impaired function causes fat malabsorption and chronic pulmonary infections leading to bronchiectasis and progressive lung damage. Previously considered lethal in infancy and childhood, CF has now attained median survivals of 50 years of age, mainly thanks to the early diagnosis through neonatal screening, recognition of mild forms, and an aggressive therapeutic attitude...
October 5, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Donatello Salvatore, Roberto Buzzetti, Gianni Mastella
Patient registries provide useful information to afford more knowledge on rare diseases like Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Twenty-two studies originating from national CF registries, focusing on demographics, survival, genetics, nutritional status, and non-pulmonary complications, were published between December 2011 and March 2015. The purpose of this review article is to examine these reports, aiming attention to the clinical characteristics of CF patients included in the registries, current, and estimated future epidemiological data, the role of gender gap, the increasing survival in different countries...
September 29, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
So far, a fatty pancreas has been related to obesity and the ageing processes in the body. The current list of pathogenetic factors of the condition is clearly extended with genetically conditioned diseases (cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and Johanson-Blizzard syndrome), pancreatitis, especially hereditary and obstructive, metabolic and hormonal disorders (hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia and hypercortisolemia), alcohol overuse, taking some medicines (especially adrenal cortex hormones), disease of the liver and visceral adiposis...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
Jean-Michel Correas, Dany Anglicheau, Dominique Joly, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter, Olivier Hélénon
In recent years, several novel ultrasound (US)-based techniques have emerged for kidney diagnostic imaging, including tissue stiffness assessment with elastography, Ultrasensitive Doppler techniques, and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography to assess renal microvascularization. Renal elastography has become available with the development of noninvasive quantitative techniques, following the rapidly growing field of liver fibrosis diagnosis. With the increased incidence of chronic kidney disease, noninvasive diagnosis of renal fibrosis can be of critical value...
September 21, 2016: Kidney International
Francisco Funes Díaz, Verónica Gaete Pinto
UNLABELLED: Adolescents with complex diseases may have a higher frequency of risk behaviors than their healthy peers. AIM: To characterize risk behaviors in adolescents with complex chronic diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Risk behaviors were assessed by means of a self-administered questionnaire designed for this purpose, in adolescents aged 10 to 19 years, who attended a pediatrics specialties clinic due to cystic fibrosis, congenital craniofacial anomalies, liver transplantation, kidney transplantation and spinal dysraphism...
June 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
Samantha A Woodruff, Marci K Sontag, Frank J Accurso, Ronald J Sokol, Michael R Narkewicz
BACKGROUND: Prevalence and risks for elevated liver enzymes have not been studied systematically in children with CF identified by newborn screen. METHODS: 298 CF children identified by newborn screen since 1982. AST, ALT and GGT tested at annual visits. Percent of children with 1 or ≥2 values of elevated AST, ALT and GGT determined. Relationship of liver enzymes to clinical factors or subsequent liver disease was analyzed RESULTS: At least one abnormal value for AST (63%), ALT (93%) and ALT ≥1...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Stephen T Ballard, Jessica W Evans, Holly S Drag, Michele Schuler
This study evaluated the pulmonary pathophysiology of the transgenic CFTR "gut-corrected" cystic fibrosis (CF) pigs. Four sows produced 18 piglets of which 11 were stillborn with only 2 animals surviving beyond 2 weeks. Failure to survive beyond the neonatal period by 5 piglets was judged to result from metabolic dysfunction related to genetic manipulation for CFTR gut expression or due to cloning artifact. Plasma analysis showed very low plasma proteins, highly elevated liver enzymes, and severe acidosis. All surviving offspring received furosemide for systemic edema...
August 19, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
K P Srikanth, Inusha Panigrahi, Babu Ram Thapa, Kim Vaiphei
We present a rare presentation of cystic fibrosis with neonatal cholestasis. Histological features of mucoviscidosis were present in liver involving the biliary tract, intestinal mucosa, pancreas, and lung. Besides, there was a rare association with autosomal dominant type of polycystic renal disease.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Albert Faro, Alexander Weymann
Despite improvement in median life expectancy and overall health, some children with cystic fibrosis (CF) progress to end-stage lung or liver disease and become candidates for transplant. Transplants for children with CF hold the promise to extend and improve the quality of life, but barriers to successful long-term outcomes include shortage of suitable donor organs; potential complications from the surgical procedure and immunosuppressants; risk of rejection and infection; and the need for lifelong, strict adherence to a complex medical regimen...
August 2016: Pediatric Clinics of North America
C Lemaitre, S Dominique, E Billoud, M Eliezer, H Montialoux, M Quillard, G Riachi, E Koning, H Morisse-Pradier, G Savoye, C Savoye-Collet, O Goria
Background. Cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease (CFLD) is a major cause of death. The objective of our retrospective study was to describe the relevance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) for CFLD evaluation. Methods. All cystic fibrosis adult patients evaluated by MRI and LSM were included. MR signs of portal hypertension (PHT), dysmorphia, or cholangitis were collected and LSM expressed in kPa and Metavir. Results. Of 25 patients, 52% had abnormal MRI. Median LSM was 5...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Michael R Narkewicz
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October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
S Sivam, Y Al-Hindawi, J Di Michiel, C Moriarty, P Spratt, P Jansz, M Malouf, M Plit, H Pleass, A Havryk, D Bowen, P Haber, A R Glanville, P T P Bye
Liver disease develops in one-third of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). It is rare for liver disease to have its onset after 20 years of age. Lung disease, however, is usually more severe in adulthood. A retrospective analysis was performed on nine patients. Three patients required lung transplantation approximately a decade after liver transplant, and another underwent combined liver and lung transplants. Four additional patients with liver transplants are awaiting assessment for lung transplants. One patient is awaiting combined liver and lung transplants...
July 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
Andrea Schnúr, Péter Hegyi, Simon Rousseau, Gergely L Lukacs, Guido Veit
The pivotal role of epithelial cells is to secrete and absorb ions and water in order to allow the formation of a luminal fluid compartment that is fundamental for the epithelial function as a barrier against environmental factors. Importantly, epithelial cells also take part in the innate immune system. As a first line of defense they detect pathogens and react by secreting and responding to chemokines and cytokines, thus aggravating immune responses or resolving inflammatory states. Loss of epithelial anion transport is well documented in a variety of diseases including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pancreatitis, and cholestatic liver disease...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Sophy Korula, Penny Owens, Amanda Charlton, Kaustuv Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: We present a 6 year old boy with type I Gaucher treated from 16 months with ERT, developing focal Gaucheroma in the liver at 3.5 years. CASE: The subject presented at 13 months of age with anaemia, thrombocytopenia and hepatosplenomegaly. Gaucher disease was confirmed by leucocyte enzyme assay. A homozygous change: c.1193G>A (p.Arg398Gln) in the GBA gene was identified. He had normal neurology with normal saccades. Imiglucerase was administered at 60 IU/kg/fortnight from 15 months as per Australian regulations with good clinical response...
June 23, 2016: JIMD Reports
Vincent A van der Mark, Hugo R de Jonge, Jung-Chin Chang, Kam S Ho-Mok, Suzanne Duijst, Dragana Vidović, Marianne S Carlon, Ronald P J Oude Elferink, Coen C Paulusma
Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis type 1 (PFIC1) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the phospholipid flippase ATP8B1. Apart from severe cholestatic liver disease, many PFIC1 patients develop extrahepatic symptoms characteristic of cystic fibrosis (CF), such as pulmonary infection, sweat gland dysfunction and failure to thrive. CF is caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), a chloride channel essential for epithelial fluid transport. Previously it was shown that CFTR transcript levels were strongly reduced in livers of PFIC1 patients...
September 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Carla Colombo, Andrea Crosignani, Gianfranco Alicandro, Wujuan Zhang, Arianna Biffi, Valentina Motta, Fabiola Corti, Kenneth D R Setchell
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the fasting and postprandial serum bile acid composition in patients with cystic fibrosis-associated liver disease (CFLD) after chronic administration of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) (20 mg/kg/day). The aim was to specifically focus on the extent of biotransformation of UDCA to its hepatotoxic metabolite, lithocholic acid, because of recent concerns regarding the safety of long-term, high-dose UDCA treatment for CFLD. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty patients with CFLD (median age 16 years, range: 2...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
A Filipovic-Pierucci, A Rigault, A Fagot-Campagna, P Tuppin
BACKGROUND: This study uses healthcare consumption to compare the health status of beneficiaries of the French national health insurance general scheme between individuals living in French overseas territories (FOT) and those living in metropolitan France. METHODS: Data were extracted from the French national health insurance database (Sniiram) for 2012, using algorithms, 56 groups of diseases and 27 groups of hospital activity were isolated. Standardized morbidity ratio for age and sex (SMR) were used to compare FOT to mainland France...
June 2016: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
Chuanshan Zhang, Limin Wang, Tuergan Ali, Liang Li, Xiaojuan Bi, Junhua Wang, Guodong Lü, Yingmei Shao, Dominique A Vuitton, Hao Wen, Renyong Lin
BACKGROUND: Echinococcus granulosus infection causes cystic echinococcosis (CE); the generation of liver fibrosis around the parasitic larval cyst (metacestode) may play a major role in the spontaneous limitation of the parasitic growth; however, fibrogenesis has received little attention in CE. It has been reported that miR-19b plays a role in various diseases, including infectious diseases, by regulating fibrogenesis. However, its function in the development of liver fibrosis in E. granulosus infection is unknown...
2016: Parasites & Vectors
Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Tuong Thi Van Thuy, Yoshinari Matsumoto, Hoang Hai, Yoshihiro Ikura, Katsutoshi Yoshizato, Norifumi Kawada
Cytoglobin (Cygb) was identified in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and pericytes of all organs; however, the effects of Cygb on cellular functions remain unclear. Here, we report spontaneous and age-dependent malformations in multiple organs of Cygb(-/-) mice. Twenty-six percent of young Cygb(-/-) mice (<1 year old) showed heart hypertrophy, cystic disease in the kidney or ovary, loss of balance, liver fibrosis and lymphoma. Furthermore, 71.3% (82/115) of aged Cygb(-/-) mice (1-2 years old) exhibited abnormalities, such as heart hypertrophy and cancer development in multiple organs; by contrast, 5...
2016: Scientific Reports
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