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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166338/use-of-organs-from-hepatitis-c-virus-positive-donors-for-uninfected-recipients-a-potential-cost-effective-approach-to-save-lives
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Patrick B Trotter, Dominic M Summers, Ines Ushiro-Lumb, Matthew Robb, J Andrew Bradley, James Powell, Christopher J E Watson, James Neuberger
BACKGROUND: Organs from hepatitis C virus (HCV) seropositive (HCVpos) individuals are seldom used for transplantation because of the risk of disease transmission. Because transmitted HCV is now amenable to effective treatment we estimated the potential impact of using HCVpos deceased donor organs for transplantation. METHODS: The Potential Donor Audit (PDA) of patients (<80years) dying in UK critical care units and the UK Transplant Registry (UKTR) was searched to identify HCVpos potential and proceeding deceased donors...
November 22, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166257/raoultella-planticola-a-rare-cause-of-wound-infection
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Shana S Kalaria, Kristina Elliott, Neal Combs, Linda G Phillips
Raoultella planticola is a gram-negative, aerobic, rod bacterium commonly found in the environment, particularly in water, soil, and fish. This organism has been found to cause a variety of infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis, cystitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, hepatic disease, and soft tissue infections. The authors report the case of a 73-year-old-woman who presented with a R planticola wound infection of her left lower extremity after a dog scratch. She was treated successfully with local wound care using dehydrated human amnion/chorion and oral levofloxacin...
November 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166253/hepatitis-c-virus-patients-risk-factors-and-knowledge-in-an-urban-clinic-providing-wound-care
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Barbara Pieper, Katharine Sickon
INTRODUCTION: Affecting about 3.2 million people in the United States, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the primary cause of chronic liver disease and a global health challenge. Hepatitis C virus can affect the functioning of the liver, the health of the person, and thus wound healing. OBJECTIVE: This quality project explores risk factors of HCV; self-reported screening, occurrence, and treatment; and knowledge of HCV in patients seeking wound care in an urban clinic...
November 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166134/injection-partners-hcv-and-hiv-status-among-rural-persons-who-inject-drugs-in-puerto-rico
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Patrick Habecker, Roberto Abadie, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Juan Carlos Reyes, Bilal Khan, Kirk Dombrowski
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV among persons who inject drugs (PWID) and the ability of these diseases to spread through injection networks are well documented in urban areas. However, less is known about injection behaviors in rural areas. OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on the association between the number of self-reported injection partners with the PWID's self-reported HCV and HIV status. Injection networks provide paths for infection and information to flow, and are important to consider when developing prevention and intervention strategies...
November 22, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165816/prospective-phase-ii-trial-of-combination-hepatic-artery-infusion-and-systemic-chemotherapy-for-unresectable-colorectal-liver-metastases-long-term-results-and-curative-potential
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Linda M Pak, Nancy E Kemeny, Marinela Capanu, Joanne F Chou, Taryn Boucher, Andrea Cercek, Vinod P Balachandran, T Peter Kingham, Peter J Allen, Ronald P DeMatteo, William R Jarnagin, Michael I D'Angelica
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Combination hepatic artery infusion (HAI) and systemic (SYS) chemotherapy for unresectable CRLM results in high tumor-response rates. This study represents an update of long-term survival and conversion to resectability in patients with unresectable CRLM treated with HAI and SYS chemotherapy in a phase II study. METHOD: The primary endpoint was complete resection. Multivariate and landmark analysis assessed the effect of complete resection on progression-free (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165515/-statement-of-the-advisory-committee-on-immunizations-of-sociedad-chilena-de-infectolog%C3%A3-a-about-outbreaks-of-hepatitis-a-in-chile
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Rodolfo Villena, Jan Wilhelm, Ximena Calvo, Jaime Cerda, Carola Escobar, Gabriela Moreno, Liliana Veliz, Marcela Potin
This document represents the position of the Chilean Infectious Diseases Society Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding hepatitis A epidemiological situation in Chile. The recommendations are based on local epidemiological data, the hepatitis A virus infection characteristics and the global experience with the available vaccines. In relation to hepatitis A, Chile is no longer a highly endemic area but actually an intermediate one, currently concentrating cases in individuals over 15 years of age, with frequent outbreaks...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165366/nitroxides-as-antioxidants-and-anticancer-drugs
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REVIEW
Marcin Lewandowski, Krzysztof Gwozdzinski
Nitroxides are stable free radicals that contain a nitroxyl group with an unpaired electron. In this paper, we present the properties and application of nitroxides as antioxidants and anticancer drugs. The mostly used nitroxides in biology and medicine are a group of heterocyclic nitroxide derivatives of piperidine, pyrroline and pyrrolidine. The antioxidant action of nitroxides is associated with their redox cycle. Nitroxides, unlike other antioxidants, are characterized by a catalytic mechanism of action associated with a single electron oxidation and reduction reaction...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165223/health-status-of-asylum-seekers-spain
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Núria Serre-Delcor, Carlos Ascaso, Antoni Soriano-Arandes, Francisco Collazos Sanchez, Begoña Treviño Maruri, Elena Sulleiro, Diana Pou Ciruelo, Cristina Bocanegra Garcia, Israel Molina Romero
The rising rate of conflicts and the unsafe situation caused by reasons of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political opinion, or nationality entail an increase in the number of migratory movements. The goal of this article is to describe the health status of asylum seekers visited in an international health center. We conducted a retrospective study of the asylum seekers visited between July 2013 and June 2016. A total of 303 cases were included. The median age was 28.0 years (interquartile range [IQR]: 21-35), and 203 (67...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165013/efficacy-and-safety-of-native-versus-pegylated-escherichia-coli-asparaginase-for-treatment-of-adults-with-high-risk-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Josep-Maria Ribera, Mireia Morgades, Pau Montesinos, Rodrigo Martino, Pere Barba, Beatriz Soria, Arancha Bermúdez, María-José Moreno, José González-Campos, Susana Vives, Cristina Gil, Eugenia Abella, Ramon Guàrdia, Daniel Martínez-Carballeira, Pilar Martínez-Sánchez, María-Luz Amigo, Santiago Mercadal, Alfons Serrano, Aurelio López-Martínez, Ferran Vall-Llovera, María-José Sánchez-Sánchez, María-Jesús Peñarrubia, María Calbacho, Jose-Angel Méndez, Juan Bergua, Antonia Cladera, Mar Tormo, Daniel García-Belmonte, Evarist Feliu, Juana Ciudad, Alberto Orfao
Native or pegylated (PEG) asparaginase (ASP) are commonly used in treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but have been scarcely compared in the same trial in adult patients. Native vs. PEG-ASP administered according to availability in each center were prospectively evaluated in adults with high-risk ALL. Ninety-one patients received native ASP and 35 PEG-ASP in induction. No significant differences were observed in complete remission, minimal residual disease levels after induction and after consolidation, disease-free survival, and overall survival...
November 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164820/dual-ppar%C3%AE-%C3%AE-agonist-saroglitazar-improves-liver-histopathology-and-biochemistry-in-experimental-nash-models
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Mukul R Jain, Suresh R Giri, Bibhuti Bhoi, Chitrang Trivedi, Akshyaya Rath, Rohan Rathod, Ramchandra Ranvir, Shekhar Kadam, Hiren Patel, Prabodha Swain, Sib Sankar Roy, Nabanita Das, Eshani Karmakar, Walter Wahli, Pankaj R Patel
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are common clinico-pathological conditions that affect millions of patients worldwide. In this study, the efficacy of saroglitazar, a novel PPARα/γ agonist, was assessed in models of NAFLD/NASH. METHODS & RESULTS: HepG2 cells treated with palmitic acid (PA;0.75 mM) showed decreased expression of various antioxidant biomarkers (SOD1, SOD2, glutathione peroxidase and catalase) and increased expression of inflammatory markers (TNFα,IL1β and IL6)...
November 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164643/interaction-between-alcohol-consumption-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-predicting-severe-liver-disease-in-the-general-population
#11
Fredrik Åberg, Jaana Helenius-Hietala, Pauli Puukka, Martti Färkkilä, Antti Jula
The metabolic syndrome and alcohol risk use are both associated with high prevalence of hepatic steatosis, but only a minority develop liver failure or liver cancer. Few general population studies have analyzed metabolic predictors of such severe liver complications. We studied which metabolic factors best predict severe liver complications, stratified by alcohol consumption. 6732 individuals without baseline liver disease who participated in the Finnish population-based Health 2000 Study (2000-2001), a nationally representative cohort...
November 22, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164410/increased-batf-expression-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-liver-damage-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Li-Yuan Wang, Yu-Chen Fan, Jing Zhao, Xiang-Fen Ji, Kai Wang
T helper (Th) 17 cells have a critical role in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and basic leucine zipper transcription factor, ATF-like (BATF) is a newly identified transcriptional factor regulating the differentiation of Th17 cells. However, its precise role in patients with chronic hepatitis B remains unclear. Sixty chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, twenty-two acute-on-chronic hepatitis B liver failure (ACHBLF) patients and seventeen healthy controls were included in our study...
November 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164400/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-illicit-drug-users-in-an-archipelago-of-the-amazon
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Fabricio Q Silva, Francisco J A Santos, Andreia P Andrade, Suzy D B Pacheco, Benedikt Fischer, João Renato R Pinho, José Alexandre R Lemos, Aldemir B Oliveira-Filho
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes acute and chronic liver disease and may lead to cirrhosis, liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma. The behavior of illicit drug users (DUs) typically exposes them to risks of viral infection. In the Brazilian Amazon region, a number of studies have identified high rates of drug use among adolescents, and a high prevalence of HBV infection in DUs, disseminated by sexual and parenteral activities. However, the epidemiological scenario of HCV infection in the region is still poorly understood...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164382/ct-texture-features-of-liver-parenchyma-for-predicting-development-of-metastatic-disease-and-overall-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Scott J Lee, Ryan Zea, David H Kim, Meghan G Lubner, Dustin A Deming, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVES: To determine if identifiable hepatic textural features are present at abdominal CT in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) prior to the development of CT-detectable hepatic metastases. METHODS: Four filtration-histogram texture features (standard deviation, skewness, entropy and kurtosis) were extracted from the liver parenchyma on portal venous phase CT images at staging and post-treatment surveillance. Surveillance scans corresponded to the last scan prior to the development of CT-detectable CRC liver metastases in 29 patients (median time interval, 6 months), and these were compared with interval-matched surveillance scans in 60 CRC patients who did not develop liver metastases...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164002/biological-therapy-in-arthritis-patients-with-hepatitis-b-or-c-infection-a-multicenter-retrospective-case-series
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Sultana Abdulaziz, Hussein Halabi, Mohammed A Omair, Suzan Attar, Abdullah Alghamdi, Mohammed Shabrawishi, Abdulwahab Neyazi, Haneen Alnazzawi, Nuha Meraiani, Hani Almoallim
Objective: Reactivation of viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) has been reported in various case reports of patients with arthritis on biological therapy. The objective of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of arthritis patients with HBV or HCV treated with biological therapy. Material and Methods: This is a retrospective case series including all patients above 13 years of age with arthritis patients from four centers in Saudi Arabia with concurrent chronic viral hepatitis infection (HBV or HCV) who received biological agents in the rheumatology clinics during their course of their disease from duration of the disease onset until last outpatient visit up to November 2015...
September 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163992/cd56-negative-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia-relapsing-as-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-case-report-and-literature-review
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M Guerreiro, F Príncipe, M J Teles, S Fonseca, A H Santos, E Fonseca, P Gomes, C Marques, M Lima
Background: Aggressive natural killer cell leukemia (ANKL) is extremely rare and habitually manifests as a systemic disease with multiorgan failure that rapidly evolves to death. The neoplastic natural killer (NK) cells usually harbor the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with a latent viral infection pattern type II; they often have a cytoplasmic CD3ε(+) and surface CD3(-), CD2(+), and CD56(+) immunophenotype, and they show complex genetic abnormalities affecting multiple tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163785/tm5441-a-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-inhibitor-protects-against-high-fat-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#17
Seon Myeong Lee, Debra Dorotea, Inji Jung, Tetsuo Nakabayashi, Toshio Miyata, Hunjoo Ha
Recent evidences showed that elevation of plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) was responsible in mediating obesity-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic disorders. Here, we investigated the effect of TM5441, an oral PAI-1 inhibitor that lacks of bleeding risk, on high-fat diet (HFD)-induced NAFLD. HFD-fed C57BL/6J mice was daily treated with 20 mg/kg TM5441. To examine the preventive effect, 10-week-treatment was started along with initiation of HFD; alternatively, 4-week-treatment was started in mice with glucose intolerance in the interventional strategy...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163657/a-sonographic-doppler-study-of-the-hepatic-vein-portal-vein-and-hepatic-artery-in-liver-cirrhosis-correlation-of-hepatic-hemodynamics-with-clinical-child-pugh-score-in-singapore
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Azizah M Afif, Jason Pik-Eu Chang, Yan Y Wang, Simin D Lau, Fuzhen Deng, Shy Y Goh, Mar K Pwint, Chin C Ooi, Nanda Venkatanarasimha, Richard Hg Lo
Objective: Liver cirrhosis has been a rising complication of chronic liver disease in Singapore. Ultrasound has been widely accepted as a non-invasive imaging modality for the evaluation of hepatic haemodynamics. This study aims to correlate the Doppler ultrasound values with the progression of liver cirrhosis to allow further understanding and possible prediction of clinical events for timely intervention. Methods: Study sample of 56 eligible patients with liver cirrhosis was divided according to their Child-Pugh clinical score into Child's A (n = 29 patients), B (n = 19 patients) and C (n = 8 patients)...
November 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163538/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-multistrain-probiotic-formulation-depends-from-manufacturing
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Vito Trinchieri, Luca Laghi, Beatrice Vitali, Carola Parolin, Ilaria Giusti, Daniela Capobianco, Paola Mastromarino, Claudio De Simone
Background: Variability in probiotics manufacturing may affect their properties, with potential implications for their efficacy and safety. This is of particular concern with probiotic products destined for use in patients with serious medical conditions, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The purpose of the study was to carry out a series of experiments comparing the properties of the US-made probiotic formulation originally commercialized under the brand name VSL#3(®), with those of the Italian-made formulation now commercialized under the same name...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163528/the-role-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-in-the-progression-of-hiv-aids-and-development-of-non-aids-defining-fibrotic-disorders
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REVIEW
Annette J Theron, Ronald Anderson, Theresa M Rossouw, Helen C Steel
Even after attainment of sustained viral suppression following implementation of highly active antiretroviral therapy, HIV-infected persons continue to experience persistent, low-grade, systemic inflammation. Among other mechanisms, this appears to result from ongoing microbial translocation from a damaged gastrointestinal tract. This HIV-related chronic inflammatory response is paralleled by counteracting, but only partially effective, biological anti-inflammatory processes. Paradoxically, however, this anti-inflammatory response not only exacerbates immunosuppression but also predisposes for development of non-AIDS-related, non-communicable disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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