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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230607/effects-of-probiotics-on-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Fatemeh Famouri, Zainab Shariat, Mahin Hashemipour, Mojtaba Keikha, Roya Kelishadi
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the effects of some probiotics on sonographic and biochemical nonalcoholic 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; Bifidobacterium bifidum ATCC SD6576, 2 × 10 CFU; Lactobacillus rhamnosus DSMZ 21690, 2 × 10 CFU) or placebo for 12 weeks...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229983/establishment-and-application-of-early-risk-stratification-method-for-acute-abdominal-pain-in-adults
#2
Yu Wang, Hong Zhao, Zhen Zhou, Ci Tian, Hong-Li Xiao, Bao-En Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute abdominal pain is a common symptom of emergency patients. The severity was always evaluated based on physicians' clinical experience. The aim of this study was to establish an early risk stratification method (ERSM) for addressing adults with acute abdominal pain, which would guide physicians to take appropriate and timely measures following the established health-care policies. METHODS: In Cohort 1, the records of 490 patients with acute abdominal pain that developed within the past 72 h were enrolled in this study...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229385/early-pregnancy-biochemical-predictors-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#3
REVIEW
Camille E Powe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Universal oral glucose tolerance-based screening is employed to identify pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), as treatment of this condition decreases the risk of associated complications. A simple and accurate blood test which identifies women at low or high risk for GDM in the first trimester would have the potential to decrease costs and improve outcomes through prevention or treatment. This review summarizes published data on early pregnancy biomarkers which have been tested as predictors of GDM...
February 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228506/low-plasma-zinc-is-associated-with-higher-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-and-faster-liver-fibrosis-development-in-the-miami-adult-studies-in-hiv-cohort
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Sabrina S Martinez, Adriana Campa, Yinghui Li, Christina Fleetwood, Tiffanie Stewart, Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy, Marianna K Baum
Background: Oxidative stress and reduced antioxidants may be a trigger for liver fibrogenesis. Reducing oxidative stress through higher antioxidant concentration may be a potential antifibrotic target.Objective: We aimed to investigate longitudinally whether plasma zinc, an antioxidant, is related to mitochondrial oxidative stress and the progression of liver fibrosis in the Miami Adult Studies in HIV (MASH) cohort.Methods: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted in 487 predominantly African American HIV-monoinfected and HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV)-coinfected adults with a mean ± SD age of 47...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228158/flaxseed-oil-ameliorates-alcoholic-liver-disease-via-anti-inflammation-and-modulating-gut-microbiota-in-mice
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Xiaoxia Zhang, Hao Wang, Peipei Yin, Hang Fan, Liwei Sun, Yujun Liu
BACKGROUND: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) represents a chronic wide-spectrum of liver injury caused by consistently excessive alcohol intake. Few satisfactory advances have been made in management of ALD. Thus, novel and more practical treatment options are urgently needed. Flaxseed oil (FO) is rich in α-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). However, the impact of dietary FO on chronic alcohol consumption remains unknown. METHODS: In this study, we assessed possible effects of dietary FO on attenuation of ALD and associated mechanisms in mice...
February 22, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224975/intraperitoneal-infusion-of-neutral-ph-superoxidized-solution-in-rats-evaluation-of-toxicity-and-complications-on-peritoneal-surface-and-liver
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Abbas Aras, Erbil Karaman, Serkan Yıldırım, Özkan Yılmaz, Remzi Kızıltan, Kamuran Karaman
BACKGROUND Superoxidized water (SOW) is known to be a potent disinfectant. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and complications on the peritoneal surface and liver after infusion of pH-neutral SOW into the peritoneal cavity of rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty Wistar-Albino rats weighing 250-300 g were randomly divided into 3 groups (10 rats/group). Group1 (control group) rats received single dose of 10 mg/kg saline solution intraperitoneally. Group 2 (single-dose group) rats received a single dose of 10 mg/kg pH-neutral SOW intraperitoneally...
February 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224616/critical-cholangiocarcinogenesis-control-by-cryptochrome-clock-genes
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Ali Mteyrek, Elisabeth Filipski, Catherine Guettier, Malgorzata Oklejewicz, Gijsbertus T J van der Horst, Alper Okyar, Francis Lévi
A coordinated network of molecular circadian clocks in individual cells generates 24-hour rhythms in liver metabolism and proliferation. Circadian disruption through chronic jet lag or Per2 clock gene mutation was shown to accelerate hepatocarcinoma development in mice. Since divergent effects were reported for clock genes Per and Cry regarding xenobiotic toxicity, we questioned the role of Cry1 and Cry2 in liver carcinogenesis. Male WT and Cry1(-/-) Cry2(-/-) mice (C57Bl/6 background) were chronically exposed to diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at ZT11...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224470/three-patients-treated-with-sofosbuvir-plus-ledipasvir-for-recurrent-hepatitis-c-after-liver-transplantation
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Tomokazu Kawaoka, Michio Imamura, Kei Morio, Yuki Nakamura, Masataka Tsuge, Clair Nelson Hayes, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Hiroshi Aikata, Hidenori Ochi, Kouhei Ishiyama, Hideki Ohdan, Kazuaki Chayama
We previously reported results of interferon (IFN)-free daclatasvir and asunaprevir for the treatment of recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection after liver transplantation (LT). Here we report three patients who achieved viral response with no effect on the blood concentrations of immunosuppressive agents following sofosbuvir plus ledipasvir treatment. The first patient was a 68-year-old female with HCV-related liver cirrhosis who failed to respond to pegylated-IFN and ribavirin (PEG-IFN/RBV) after living donor LT...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224418/dietary-restriction-reduces-blood-lipids-and-ameliorates-liver-function-of-mice-with-hyperlipidemia
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Hai-Tao Gao, Wen-Zhao Cheng, Qian Xu, Lin-Xiang Shao
Dietary restriction (DR) can delay senescence, prolong lifespan of mammals and improve their learning-memory activity. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of DR on hypolipidemic action and liver function of mice with hyperlipidemia. To investigate these effects, hyperlipidemia mouse models were established with high-fat diet (HFD) (34% of energy), then randomly divided into HFD group, DR30% group and DR50% group. Mice in DR30% and DR50% group were respectively supplied with HFD as much as about 70% and 50% of the consumption of HFD in the mice of HFD group...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223747/the-advantage-of-cyclosporine-a-and-methotrexate-rotational-therapy-in-long-term-systemic-treatment-for-chronic-plaque-psoriasis-in-a-real-world-practice
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Chong Won Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Jungyoon Ohn, Sang Woong Youn
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. In the treatment of psoriasis, cyclosporine is commonly prescribed systemic agents. However, long-term use of cyclosporine is not recommended because of side effects such as nephrotoxicity or hypertension. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the improved safety of rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate, we investigated the frequency of abnormal results in laboratory test after long term rotational therapy using cyclosporine and methotrexate...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223727/remote-ischemic-perconditioning-prevents-liver-transplantation-induced-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-role-of-ros-rns-and-enos
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Ning He, Jun-Jun Jia, Jian-Hui Li, Yan-Fei Zhou, Bing-Yi Lin, Yi-Fan Peng, Jun-Jie Chen, Tian-Chi Chen, Rong-Liang Tong, Li Jiang, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng
AIM: To investigate the underlying mechanisms of the protective role of remote ischemic perconditioning (RIPerC) in rat liver transplantation. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to sham, orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), ischemic postconditioning (IPostC) or RIPerC. After 3 h reperfusion, blood samples were taken for measurement of alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, creatinine (Cr) and creatinine kinase-myocardial band (CK-MB). The liver lobes were harvested for the following measurements: reactive oxygen species (ROS), H2O2, mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) and total nitric oxide (NO)...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222646/effectiveness-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-serum-liver-enzyme-measurement-in-detection-and-classification-of-blunt-liver-trauma
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Da-Wei Zhao, Meng Tian, Le-Tian Zhang, Tao Li, Jie Bi, Jia-Ying He, Ying-Ying Zhang
Objective This study was performed to identify the correlation between contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (CE-MDCT) as well as the correlation between serum liver enzyme concentrations and CE-MDCT in classification of the severity of blunt hepatic trauma using CE-MDCT as a reference standard. Materials and methods A blunt liver trauma model was created using 20 rabbits, and CE-MDCT, CEUS, and serum liver enzyme assays were performed. A radiologist and an ultrasound physician independently evaluated the degree of liver trauma...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222150/polymorphisms-and-features-of-cytomegalovirus-ul144-and-ul146-in-congenitally-infected-neonates-with-hepatic-involvement
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Gangqiang Guo, Liang Zhang, Sisi Ye, Yingying Hu, Baoqing Li, Xiangwei Sun, Chenchen Mao, Jianfeng Xu, Yiping Chen, Lifang Zhang, Xiangyang Xue
Human cytomegalovirus is a significant agent of hepatic involvement in neonates. In this study, we investigated the polymorphisms and features of the viral genes UL144 and UL146 as well as their significance to congenital hepatic involvement. In 79 neonates with congenital cytomegalovirus infection and hepatic involvement, full length UL144 and UL146 were successfully amplified in 73.42% and 60.76% of cases, respectively. Sequencing indicated that both genes were hypervariable. Notably, UL144 genotype B was highly associated with aspartate aminotransferase (P = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219600/tert-butylhydroquinone-protects-liver-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-through-nrf2-activating-anti-oxidative-activity
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X-P Zeng, X-J Li, Q-Y Zhang, Q-W Liu, L Li, Y Xiong, C-X He, Y-F Wang, Q-F Ye
BACKGROUND: Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a serious complication that occurs in surgical operations such as hepatectomy and liver transplantation. NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor that has been proven against inflammatory and oxidative injury. Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), a widely used Nrf2 activator, is a common food preservative. In this study, we attempt to investigate the potential protective role of tBHQ in hepatic I/R injury. METHODS: Twenty adult male rats were randomly divided into four groups: (1) sham+vehicle group; (2) I/R+vehicle group; (3) sham+tBHQ group; and (4) I/R+tBHQ group...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219141/-significance-of-bacteria-detection-with-filter-paper-method-on-diagnosis-of-diabetic-foot-wound-infection
#15
X H Zou, Y P Zhu, G Q Ren, G C Li, J Zhang, L J Zou, Z B Feng, B H Li
Objective: To evaluate the significance of bacteria detection with filter paper method on diagnosis of diabetic foot wound infection. Methods: Eighteen patients with diabetic foot ulcer conforming to the study criteria were hospitalized in Liyuan Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology from July 2014 to July 2015. Diabetic foot ulcer wounds were classified according to the University of Texas diabetic foot classification (hereinafter referred to as Texas grade) system, and general condition of patients with wounds in different Texas grade was compared...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219135/-effects-of-prescription-yiqi-huatan-quyu-on-oxidative-stress-level-and-pathological-changes-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-rat-liver
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X R He, Q C Lin, Q Chen
Objective: To investigate the effects of Yiqi Huatan Quyu prescription on oxidative stress and pathological changes in chronic intermittent hypoxia rats liver. Methods: A total of 24 male SD rats aged eight weeks were randomly divided into 3 groups by the random number table: normal control group (NC), chronic intermittent hypoxia group (CIH) and chronic intermittent hypoxia plus Yiqi Huatan Quyu prescription supplement group (Chinese medicine group, CM)(n=8 each). The CIH group and CIHN group were exposed to intermittent hypoxia every day for 8 consecutive weeks...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217701/gut-microbiota-and-oxalate-homeostasis
#17
Marguerite Hatch
This perspective focuses on how the gut microbiota can impact urinary oxalate excretion in the context of hyperoxaluria, a major risk factor in kidney stone disease. In the genetic disease of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 (PH1), an increased endogenous production of oxalate, due to a deficiency of the liver enzyme alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGT), results in hyperoxaluria and oxalate kidney stones. The constant elevation in urinary oxalate in PH1 patients ultimately leads to tissue deposition of oxalate, renal failure and death and the only known cure for PH1 is a liver or liver-kidney transplant...
January 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217258/antioxidant-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-salep-on-paraquat-induced-rat-liver-injury
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Shekoufeh Atashpour, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Zahra Kargar Jahromi, Sanaz Zarei
AIM: To evaluate the effects of aqueous extract of Salep on Paraquat-mediated liver injury. METHODS: In this experimental study, 56 adult male Wistar rats were divided randomly to 7 groups as control, sham, and 5 experimental groups. In control group, rats did not receive any substance during experiment. In Sham group, rats were given distilled water according to their body weight and in experimental groups, Paraquat alone and with different doses of Salep aqueous extract (40, 80, 160 and 320 mg/kg) was given intraperitoneal daily for 14 d...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216953/therapeutic-potential-of-alpha-ketoglutarate-against-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#19
Lalita Mehra, Yasha Hasija, Gaurav Mittal
OBJECTIVE: Alpha-ketoglutarate (α-KG) is a cellular intermediary metabolite of Krebs cycle, involved in energy metabolism, amino acid synthesis, and nitrogen transport. It is available over-the-counter and marketed as a nutritional supplement. There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that dietary α-KG has the potential to maintain cellular redox status and thus can protect various oxidative stress induced disease states. The aim of the present study was to investigate the hepatoprotective role of α-KG in acetaminophen (APAP) induced toxicity in rats...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216892/antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-potential-of-phenol-rich-fraction-of-juniperus-communis-linn-leaves
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Akash Ved, Amresh Gupta, Ajay Kumar Singh Rawat
BACKGROUND: Juniperus communis Linn. is an important plant in India traditional system of medicine which is widely used by different tribes in many countries. OBJECTIVE: In the present study, the antioxidant, cytotoxic and hepatoprotective activities of Juniperus communis leaves were investigated against various models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ethanolic extract (70% v/v) of J. communis leaves was successively extracted using hexane and ethyl acetate to prepare various fractions...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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