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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906803/naspghan-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Miriam B Vos, Stephanie H Abrams, Sarah E Barlow, Sonia Caprio, Stephen R Daniels, Rohit Kohli, Marialena Mouzaki, Pushpa Sathya, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Shikha S Sundaram, Stavra A Xanthakos
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a highly prevalent chronic liver disease that occurs in the setting of insulin resistance and increased adiposity. It has rapidly evolved into the most common liver disease seen in the pediatric population and is a management challenge for general pediatric practitioners, subspecialists and for health systems. In this guideline, the expert committee on NAFLD (ECON) reviewed and summarized the available literature, formulating recommendations to guide screening and clinical care of children with NAFLD...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822768/pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-the-rise-of-a-lethal-disease-among-mexican-american-hispanic-children
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REVIEW
Monica M Betancourt-Garcia, Armando Arguelles, Jorge Montes, Ambrosio Hernandez, Manish Singh, R Armour Forse
Hispanic children of Mexican origin have a high incidence of NAFLD. Susceptibility has been linked to a combination of factors including an increasing epidemic of obesity in children and adolescents, an allele substitution in the PNPLA3 gene that reduces hepatic lipid catabolism, and an altered microbiome that may increase hepatic endotoxins. The combination of NAFLD and portal vein toxins secondary to an indigenous gut microbiome appear to lead to the early occurrence of NASH, which progresses to cirrhosis and early hepatocellular carcinoma...
November 7, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762491/resolution-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-after-growth-hormone-replacement-in-a-pediatric-liver-transplant-patient-with-panhypopituitarism
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Thomas Gilliland, Sylvie Dufour, Gerald I Shulman, Kitt Falk Petersen, Sukru H Emre
NAFLD is a common condition linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Simple hepatic steatosis is a risk factor for inflammatory reactions in the liver (NASH), which may lead to cirrhosis. While the mechanism is unclear, NAFLD and NASH are associated with panhypopituitarism, which in the pediatric population often results from craniopharyngioma or pituitary adenoma and the sequelae of treatment, causing hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, and GH deficiency...
December 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753706/effects-of-probiotics-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-obese-children-and-adolescents-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fatemeh Famouri, Zainab Shariat, Mahin Hashemipour, Mojtaba Keikha, Roya Kelishadi
OBJECTIVES: This trial aims to evaluate the effects of some probiotics on sonographic and biochemical non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: This randomized triple-blind trial was conducted among 64 obese children with sonographic NAFLD. They were randomly allocated to receive probiotic capsule (containing Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC B3208, 3 × 10 colony forming units, CFU; Bifidobacterium lactis DSMZ 32269, 6 × 10 CFU; B bifidum ATCC SD6576, 2 × 10 CFU; L rhamnosus DSMZ 21690, 2 × 10 CFU) or placebo for 12 weeks...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740518/%C3%A2-most-overweight-and-obese-indian-children-have-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Sunil V Pawar, Vinay G Zanwar, Ajay S Choksey, Ashok R Mohite, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Qais Q Contractor, Pravin M Rathi, Ravi U Verma, Premlata K Varthakavi
:  Background and rationale. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of pediatric liver disease in western countries. Its prevalence in Indian subcontinent is not well studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a school based cross sectional study we have screened overweight and obese children in the age group of 11 to 15 years for NAFLD. Ultrasonography, elevated serum transaminases, fibroscan were used for defining NAFLD. Dietary habits, blood pressure, serum lipid profile, blood counts and insulin resistance were recorded...
November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738602/associations-among-the-degree-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-metabolic-syndrome-degree-of-obesity-in-children-and-parental-obesity
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Min-Su Oh, Sorina Kim, Joon-Hyuck Jang, Jong Yoon Park, Hyun-Sik Kang, Mu Sook Lee, Ki Soo Kang
PURPOSE: To analyze the associations among the degrees of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by ultrasonography and metabolic syndrome, degrees of obesity in children, and degrees of parental obesity. METHODS: A total of 198 children with obesity who visited a pediatric obesity clinic were prospectively enrolled in this study. The severity of NAFLD based on ultrasonography was classified into no, mild, moderate, or severe NAFLD group. The degree of obesity based on the percentage over standard weight for height per sex was classified into mild, moderate, or severe...
September 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688650/pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-recent-solutions-unresolved-issues-and-future-research-directions
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REVIEW
Maria Grazia Clemente, Claudia Mandato, Marco Poeta, Pietro Vajro
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children is becoming a major health concern. A "multiple-hit" pathogenetic model has been suggested to explain the progressive liver damage that occurs among children with NAFLD. In addition to the accumulation of fat in the liver, insulin resistance (IR) and oxidative stress due to genetic/epigenetic background, unfavorable lifestyles, gut microbiota and gut-liver axis dysfunction, and perturbations of trace element homeostasis have been shown to be critical for disease progression and the development of more severe inflammatory and fibrotic stages [non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)]...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571466/-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld
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Elisabetta Bugianesi, Milena Marietti
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in adults and in the pediatric population of the western world; in a substantial proportion of subjects it takes on the characteristics of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The clinical significance of NAFLD is motivated by epidemiological data and its impact on liver-related morbidity and mortality on one hand and on the cardiovascular one on the other. The presence and extent of fibrosis on liver biopsy is the most relevant feature in predicting liver mortality, but the concept that the "simple steatosis" is benign has been recently questioned, especially in the presence of type 2 diabetes...
July 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547235/assessment-of-vitamin-d-status-in-a-group-of-egyptian-children-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-multicenter-study
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Amal Mohamed Ahmed, Maha Abdel Ghany, Gehan Lotfy Abdel Hakeem, Aya Kamal, Rania Khattab, Asmaa Abdalla, Laila El Morsi Abou El Fotoh, Abdel Azeem El Mazary, Madiha Abdalla Sayed, Ashraf Mohamed Abdel Fadil
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the health problems with great burden on the liver that may end with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this work was to assess serum vitamin D level in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease children. METHODS: This cross sectional case control study involved 47 patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease selected while recruiting the pediatric hepatology clinics. Their ages ranged from 5-15 years and were compared with 23 healthy age and sex matched children...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541280/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-is-not-associated-with-the-relationship-between-insulin-secretion-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-children-matched-case-control-study
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Giorgio Bedogni, Andrea Mari, Alessandra De Col, Nicoletta Marazzi, Claudio Tiribelli, Melania Manco, Alessandro Sartorio
BACKGROUND: No study so far has evaluated the relationship between insulin secretion (ISEC) and insulin sensitivity (ISEN) in pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We evaluated the relationship between ISEC and ISEN in young obese patients with and without NAFLD. METHODS: We matched 401 NAFLD(+) and 595 NAFLD(-) children by sex (same), age (≤1 year), pubertal status (same), and body mass index (BMI; ≤0.05 standard deviation scores) using coarsened exact matching...
August 19, 2016: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501738/nocturnal-hypoxia-induced-oxidative-stress-promotes-progression-of-pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Shikha S Sundaram, Ann Halbower, Zhaoxing Pan, Kristen Robbins, Kelley E Capocelli, Jelena Klawitter, Colin T Shearn, Ronald J Sokol
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Oxidative stress is proposed as a central mediator in NAFLD pathogenesis, but the specific trigger for reactive oxygen species generation has not been clearly delineated. In addition, emerging evidence shows that obesity related obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and nocturnal hypoxia are associated with NAFLD progression in adults. The aim of this study was to determine if OSA/nocturnal hypoxia-induced oxidative stress promotes the progression of pediatric NAFLD. METHODS: Subjects with biopsy proven NAFLD and lean controls were studied...
September 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501737/nocturnal-hypoxia-in-obese-related-obstructive-sleep-apnea-as-a-putative-trigger-of-oxidative-stress-in-pediatric-nafld-progression
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EDITORIAL
Maurizio Parola, Pietro Vajro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478956/prevalence-of-prediabetes-and-type-2-diabetes-in-children-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Kimberly P Newton, Jiayi Hou, Nancy A Crimmins, Joel E Lavine, Sarah E Barlow, Stavra A Xanthakos, Jonathan Africa, Cynthia Behling, Michele Donithan, Jeanne M Clark, Jeffrey B Schwimmer
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major chronic liver disease in children in the United States and is associated with insulin resistance. In adults, NAFLD is also associated with type 2 diabetes. To our knowledge, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children with NAFLD is unknown. Objective: To determine the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in children with NAFLD and assess type 2 diabetes and prediabetes as risk factors for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
October 3, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462583/ultrasound-measurement-of-pediatric-visceral-fat-thickness-correlations-with-metabolic-and-liver-profiles
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Jae Hwa Jung, Mo Kyung Jung, Ki Eun Kim, Ah Reum Kwon, Hyun Wook Chae, Choon Sik Yoon, Ho Seong Kim, Duk-Hee Kim
PURPOSE: Abdominal obesity is a fundamental factor underlying the development of metabolic syndrome. Because of radiation exposure and cost, computed tomography or dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry to evaluate abdominal adiposity are not appropriate in children. Authors evaluated whether ultrasound results could be an indicator of insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: We enrolled 73 subjects (aged 6-16 years) who were evaluated abdominal adiposity by ultrasound...
June 2016: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406940/resting-energy-expenditure-of-children-and-adolescents-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Inez Martincevic, Marialena Mouzaki
BACKGROUND: The mainstay of treatment for pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is lifestyle modification, which includes dietary changes that lead to slow but sustained weight loss or weight stabilization in growing children. Accurate estimation of energy requirements is necessary to achieve this goal. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of the most commonly used equations in predicting the resting energy expenditure (REE) of children with NAFLD. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in a single institution...
July 12, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391242/an-animal-model-for-the-juvenile-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Veronica Marin, Natalia Rosso, Matteo Dal Ben, Alan Raseni, Manuela Boschelle, Cristina Degrassi, Ivana Nemeckova, Petr Nachtigal, Claudio Avellini, Claudio Tiribelli, Silvia Gazzin
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) are the hepatic manifestations of the metabolic syndrome; worrisome is the booming increase in pediatric age. To recreate the full spectrum of juvenile liver pathology and investigate the gender impact, male and female C57Bl/6 mice were fed with high fat diet plus fructose in the drinking water (HFHC) immediately after weaning (equal to 3-years old human), and disease progression followed for 16 weeks, until adults (equal to 30-years old human)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380600/pediatric-nafld-the-future-role-of-patient-tailored-probiotics-therapy
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Lorenza Putignani, Anna Alisi, Valerio Nobili
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Clinical evidence of the use of probiotics in pediatric NAFLD, framed within gut microbiota response, is herein discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: The assistance of a new microbiological approach in probiotics' design is playing a central role in NAFLD clinical management. Experimental studies demonstrated the effect of gut microbiota manipulation in NAFLD and recent clinical evidence reported their beneficial effect in pediatric patients. SUMMARY: Epidemiology suggests that NAFLD is the most frequent pediatric chronic liver disease evolving from simple steatosis to a more severe form that may progress toward fibrosis...
July 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27310371/macrophage-activation-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-correlates-with-hepatic-progenitor-cell-response-via-wnt3a-pathway
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Guido Carpino, Valerio Nobili, Anastasia Renzi, Cristiano De Stefanis, Laura Stronati, Antonio Franchitto, Anna Alisi, Paolo Onori, Rita De Vito, Gianfranco Alpini, Eugenio Gaudio
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most important causes of liver-related morbidity in children. In non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the activation of liver resident macrophage pool is a central event in the progression of liver injury. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the polarization of liver macrophages and the possible role of Wnt3a production by macrophages in hepatic progenitor cell response in the progression of pediatric non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 32 children with biopsy-proven non-alcoholic fatty liver disease were included...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27198736/reduced-lysosomal-acid-lipase-activity-a-potential-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-pediatric-patients
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Praveen Kumar Conjeevaram Selvakumar, Mohammad Nasser Kabbany, Rocio Lopez, Giulia Tozzi, Anna Alisi, Naim Alkhouri, Valerio Nobili
BACKGROUND: Within the spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), recent evidence suggests that adult patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) have significantly lower blood lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) activity than those with steatosis. This has not been studied in pediatric patients with NAFLD. AIM: Investigate blood LAL activity in pediatric patients with NAFLD and assess its correlation with histological severity. METHODS: We collected data on consecutive children with biopsy-proven NAFLD including demographics, anthropometrics, and routine laboratory tests...
August 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27086005/pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#20
REVIEW
Vikas Uppal, Sana Mansoor, Katryn N Furuya
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and by 2012, more than one third of American children were overweight or obese. As a result, increasingly, children are developing complications of obesity including liver disease. In fact, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common form of chronic liver disease seen in children today. Recently, there has been a burgeoning literature examining the pathogenesis, genetic markers, and role of the microbiome in this disease. On the clinical front, new modalities of diagnosing hepatic steatosis and hepatic fibrosis are being developed to provide non-invasive methods of surveillance in children...
May 2016: Current Gastroenterology Reports
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