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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804513/noncirrhotic-hepatocellular-carcinoma-etiology-and-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-a-hepatitis-b-virus-endemic-area
#1
Chang Woo Shim, Joong-Won Park, So Hee Kim, Jin Sook Kim, Bo Hyun Kim, Sung Hoon Kim, Eun Kyung Hong
BACKGROUND: Although hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually develops in cirrhotic livers, a minority of cases occur in noncirrhotic livers (NCLs). We investigated etiology, clinicopathological features, and occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (OBI) in patients with NCL HCC in an HBV-endemic area. METHODS: A total of 710 patients who underwent resection or transplantation for HCC at the National Cancer Center (NCC), Korea, were enrolled. HCC and fibrosis stage were diagnosed pathologically...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803953/fibrosis-stage-but-not-nash-predicts-mortality-and-time-to-development-of-severe-liver-disease-in-biopsy-proven-nafld
#2
Hannes Hagström, Patrik Nasr, Mattias Ekstedt, Ulf Hammar, Per Stål, Rolf Hultcrantz, Stergios Kechagias
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly common in the general population, but identifying patients with increased risk for mortality and liver-specific morbidity remains a challenge. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is thought to enhance this risk; therefore, resolution of NASH is a major endpoint in current pharmacologic studies. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 646 biopsy-proven NAFLD patients. Each case was matched for age, sex and municipality to ten controls...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800087/imaging-features-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children-and-adolescents
#3
REVIEW
Michele Di Martino, Kameliya Koryukova, Mario Bezzi, Carlo Catalano
Non-invasive diagnosis and quantification of liver steatosis is important to overcome limits of liver biopsy, in order to follow up patients during their therapy and to establish a reference standard that can be used in clinical trials and longitudinal studies. Imaging offers several methods in this setting: ultrasound, which is the cheapest technique and easy to perform; magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), which reflects the real content of triglycerides in a specific volume; and proton density fat fraction (PDFF) magnetic resonance, which is a simple method that reflects the distribution of the fat in the whole liver...
August 11, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797326/severe-liver-disease-related-to-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-treatment-naive-patients-epidemiological-characteristics-and-associated-factors-at-first-expert-centre-visit-france-2000-to-2007-and-2010-to-2014
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Alice Sanna, Yann Le Strat, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Sylvie Deuffic Burban, Patrizia Carrieri, Elisabeth Delarocque-Astagneau, Christine Larsen
Given recent profound improvements in the effectiveness of antiviral treatment for chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, we aimed to describe the characteristics of patients referred to hepatology expert centres in France from 2000 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2014, and to identify factors associated with severe liver disease at their first visit for evaluation. We analysed data from two sources covering all of France: the former hepatitis C surveillance network, which included patients between 2000 and 2007, and the ANRS CO22 HEPATHER multi-centre cohort, which included patients between 2012 and 2014...
July 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792999/clinical-features-of-refractory-ascites-in-outpatients
#5
Wanda Regina Caly, Rodrigo Martins Abreu, Bernardo Bitelman, Flair José Carrilho, Suzane Kioko Ono
OBJECTIVES: To present the clinical features and outcomes of outpatients who suffer from refractory ascites. METHODS: This prospective observational study consecutively enrolled patients with cirrhotic ascites who submitted to a clinical evaluation, a sodium restriction diet, biochemical blood tests, 24 hour urine tests and an ascitic fluid analysis. All patients received a multidisciplinary evaluation and diuretic treatment. Patients who did not respond to the diuretic treatment were controlled by therapeutic serial paracentesis, and a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt was indicated for patients who required therapeutic serial paracentesis up to twice a month...
July 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792616/proteomic-profiling-of-liver-and-plasma-in-chronic-ethanol-feeding-model-of-hepatic-alcohol-dehydrogenase-deficient-deer-mice
#6
Kamlesh K Bhopale, Samir M Amer, Lata Kaphalia, Kizhake V Soman, John E Wiktorowicz, G A Shakeel Ansari, Bhupendra S Kaphalia
BACKGROUND: Chronic alcohol abuse, a major risk factor for such diseases as hepatitis and cirrhosis, impairs hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH, key ethanol metabolizing enzyme). Therefore, differentially altered hepatic and plasma proteomes were identified in chronic ethanol feeding model of hepatic ADH-deficient (ADH(-) ) deer mice to understand the metabolic basis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). METHODS: ADH(-) deer mice were fed 3.5g% ethanol via Lieber-DeCarli liquid diet daily for three months, and histology of the liver assessed...
August 9, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777879/sarcopenia-in-hiding-the-risk-and-consequence-of-underestimating-muscle-dysfunction-in-nash
#7
Rahima A Bhanji, Praveena Narayanan, Alina M Allen, Harmeet Malhi, Kymberly D Watt
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Up to one third of individuals with NAFLD will develop non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is associated with progression to cirrhosis and is rapidly becoming the leading indication for liver transplantation. Sarcopenia is defined as a progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and function. It is seen in up to 60% of patients with end-stage liver disease and portends a poor prognosis...
August 4, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776448/an-exploratory-genome-wide-analysis-of-genetic-risk-for-alcoholic-hepatitis
#8
James J Beaudoin, Nanye Long, Suthat Liangpunsakul, Puneet Puri, Patrick S Kamath, Vijay Shah, Arun J Sanyal, David W Crabb, Naga P Chalasani, Thomas J Urban
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the genetic variability between heavy drinkers with and without alcoholic hepatitis (AH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An exploratory genome-wide association study (GWAS; NCT02172898) was conducted comparing 90 AH cases with 93 heavy drinking matched controls without liver disease in order to identify variants or genes associated with risk for AH. Individuals were genotyped using the multi-ethnic genotyping array, after which the data underwent conventional quality control...
August 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775179/health-and-economic-benefits-of-reducing-sugar-intake-in-the-usa-including-effects-via-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-microsimulation-model
#9
Rick A Vreman, Alex J Goodell, Luis A Rodriguez, Travis C Porco, Robert H Lustig, James G Kahn
OBJECTIVES: Excessive consumption of added sugars in the human diet has been associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), coronary heart disease (CHD) and other elements of the metabolic syndrome. Recent studies have shown that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a critical pathway to metabolic syndrome. This model assesses the health and economic benefits of interventions aimed at reducing intake of added sugars. METHODS: Using data from US National Health Surveys and current literature, we simulated an open cohort, for the period 2015-2035...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770701/cell-death-and-prognosis-of-mortality-in-alcoholic-hepatitis-patients-using-plasma-keratin-18
#10
Benjamin Woolbright, Brian Bridges, Winston Dunn, Jody Olson, Steven Weinman, Hartmut Jaeschke
Alcoholic liver disease encompasses the progressive stages of liver dysfunction that culminates in alcoholic cirrhosis(AC) and in severe cases alcoholic hepatitis (AH). Currently, prognostic scores have limited specificity and sensitivity. Plasma keratin-18 (K18) levels are elevated during liver disease and may be biomarkers of outcome. The objective of this study was to determine if total K18 (M65) or caspase-cleaved K18 (M30) levels were different between AC and AH patients. M65 and M30 levels were measured in plasma of consented healthy controls, and patients with AC and AH...
August 3, 2017: Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766361/annals-express-diagnostic-specificity-and-sensitivity-of-pivkaii-gp3-cstb-scca1-and-hgf-for-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-cirrhosis
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Adriana Unic, Lovorka Derek, Marko Duvnjak, Leonardo Patrlj, Mislav Rakic, Milan Kujundzic, Vesna Renjic, Nikola Stokovic, Petra Dinjar, Anita Jukic, Ivica Grgurevic
INTRODUCTION: Despite of some new treatment possibilities the improvement in survival rate for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is still poor due to late diagnosis. The aim of this study was to investigate diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of Protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKAII), Glypican-3 (GP3), Cystatin B (CSTB), Squamous cell carcinoma antigen 1 (SCCA1) and Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) as potential tumour markers for HCC in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis (ALC) using imaging techniques (MSCT and MRI) as reference standards...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763870/-effect-of-liraglutide-in-treatment-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-mechanism-of-action-and-research-advances
#12
Y Liu, P P Feng, W Zhu, J P Gong
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a common chronic liver disease closely associated with obesity, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. It can gradually progress to liver cirrhosis or even hepatocellular carcinoma; however, there are still no specific therapeutic agents for this disease. Liraglutide is a human glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue and has a marked effect in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. At present, many studies indicate that liraglutide also has a certain therapeutic effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease during the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but its mechanism of action remains unknown...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763852/-research-advances-in-risk-factors-for-alcoholic-liver-disease
#13
B B Xu, Y L Li, B Y Wang
Only a small number of people may develop severe alcoholic liver disease after continuous or excessive drinking, which is different from the harm caused by smoking, and some people may even develop alcoholic liver disease associated with inflammation, liver cirrhosis, or primary liver cancer. There are complex risk factors for liver injury in these people; besides ethnic and genetic factors, drinking volume, and drinking duration, more important factors are involved in the pathophysiological changes of the liver, such as the type and quality of alcohol, drinking pattern, socioeconomic status, and government public policy, which may be the determining factors for the development of alcoholic liver disease...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761769/tacrolimus-induced-type-iv-renal-tubular-acidosis-following-liver-transplantation
#14
Christopher Schmoyer, Suraj Mishra, Frank Fulco
Calcineurin inhibitors remain an integral component of immunosuppressive therapy regimens following solid organ transplantation. Although nephrotoxicity associated with these agents is well documented, type IV renal tubular acidosis is a rare and potentially underreported complication following liver transplantation. Hepatologists must be able to recognize this adverse effect as it can lead to fatal hyperkalemia. We describe a case of tacrolimus-induced hyperkalemic type IV renal tubular acidosis in a patient following an orthotopic liver transplant for alcoholic cirrhosis...
2017: Case Reports in Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758097/prognostic-value-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Hemant Goyal, Zhi-De Hu
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a simple, inexpensive, routinely measured and automatically reported blood test parameter, which reflects the degree of anisocytosis of red blood cells in peripheral blood. RDW was found to be associated with and retain clinical significance for assessing disease severity and outcomes in a number of hematological and solid malignancies. Motley of interacting clinical and biochemical factors have an impact on the red cell population biology. Malignancies per se can act as a causative factor, or anisocytosis may develop as a result of chronic inflammation...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754450/pathogenesis-of-biliary-fibrosis
#16
REVIEW
Massimo Pinzani, Tu Vinh Luong
Chronic cholestatic liver diseases such as primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are associated with active hepatic fibrogenesis, and, ultimately, to the development of cirrhosis. However, the precise relationship between cholestasis, in its broad meaning, and liver tissue fibrosis is still poorly defined. Fibrogenesis is currently viewed as a dynamic process that appears strictly related to the extent and duration of parenchymal injury. This relationship is clearly evident in the presence of reiterative hepatocellular necrosis due to viral infection or alcohol abuse...
July 25, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751080/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-poorly-known-pandemic
#17
REVIEW
Salvador Augustin, Isabel Graupera, Juan Caballeria
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) consists of an excessive depositing of fat in the liver, which can end up by causing inflammation, fibrosis and also cirrhosis with the corresponding complications including liver cancer. NAFLD has become the most common liver disease worldwide. The incidence has increased in parallel with the obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome epidemic, thus resulting in becoming one of the main indications for liver transplant. The diagnosis has principally been through histology but with the development of non-invasive methods, these have helped in simplifying the management of these patients in clinical practice...
July 24, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745372/systems-level-organization-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-progression-network
#18
K Shubham, L Vinay, P K Vinod
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a complex spectrum of diseases ranging from simple steatosis to Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) with fibrosis, which can progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is complex, involving crosstalk between multiple organs, cell-types, and environmental and genetic factors. Dysfunction of the adipose tissue plays a central role in NAFLD progression. Here, we analysed transcriptomics data obtained from the Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) of NAFLD patients to understand how the VAT metabolism is altered at the genome scale and co-regulated with other cellular processes during the progression from obesity to NASH with fibrosis...
July 26, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742983/should-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-be-vaccinated-against-hepatitis-b-virus-a-systematic-review-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-the-progression-of-hepatitis-b-disease
#19
Zobair Younossi, Katrin Kochems, Marc de Ridder, Desmond Curran, Eveline M Bunge, Laurence de Moerlooze
Despite the burden of diabetes mellitus (DM), little is known about the role of this and other metabolic syndromes on the severity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronicity and liver disease progression. The value of hepatitis B vaccination and its impact on liver diseases and HCC has been largely demonstrated (ref), adult vaccination coverage is however suboptimal and DM diagnosis represents an opportunity for the HCP to discuss hepatitis B and other adult vaccinations. We performed a systematic literature search to identify studies (2000 to January 2017) describing liver disease progression among patients with HBV by DM status...
July 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742130/association-between-complicated-liver-cirrhosis-and-the-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-taiwan
#20
Tsung-Hsing Hung, Chih-Ming Liang, Chien-Ning Hsu, Wei-Chen Tai, Kai-Lung Tsai, Ming-Kun Ku, Jiunn-Wei Wang, Kuo-Lun Tseng, Lan-Ting Yuan, Seng-Howe Nguang, Shih-Cheng Yang, Cheng-Kun Wu, Pin-I Hsu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Seng-Kee Chuah
Hepatic encephalopathy, ascites, and variceal bleeding are the three major complications of cirrhosis. It is well known that cirrhosis is the most important risk factor of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, little is known about whether the severity of liver cirrhosis has an effect on the incidence of HCC. This population-based cohort study aimed to explore the association between complicated cirrhosis and HCC, and identify the risk factors of HCC in patients with complicated cirrhosis. Data of the years 1997-2011 were extracted from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
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