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Ursodeoxycholic acid

Xiang Kong, Yan Kong, Fangyuan Zhang, Tingting Wang, Jin Yan
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a specific pregnancy-related disorder without standard medical therapies. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the most used medicine, but the efficacy and safety of UDCA remain uncertain. Several meta-analyses had been made to assess the effects of UDCA in ICP. However, the samples were not large enough to convince obstetricians to use UDCA. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the effects and safety of UDCA in patients with ICP, which included only randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Shinji Susa, Fumiko Sato-Monma, Kouta Ishii, Yurika Hada, Kaoru Takase, Kyoko Tada, Kiriko Wada, Wataru Kameda, Kentaro Watanabe, Toshihide Oizumi, Tamio Suzuki, Makoto Daimon, Takeo Kato
Variegate porphyria (VP) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations of the protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPOX) gene. This porphyria has unique characteristics which can induce acute neurovisceral attacks and cutaneous lesions that may occur separately or together. We herin report a 58-years-old VP patient complicated with cholelithiasis. A sequencing analysis indicated a novel c.40G>C mutation (p.G14R) in the PPOX gene. His cutaneous photosensitivity had been worsening for 3 years before the emergence of cholecystitis and it then gradually improved after cholecystectomy and ursodeoxycholic acid treatment with a slight decline in the porphyrin levels in his blood, urine and stool...
2016: Internal Medicine
Xiaojiaoyang Li, Zihang Yuan, Runping Liu, Hozeifa M Hassan, Hang Yang, Rong Sun, Luyong Zhang, Zhenzhou Jiang
Estrogen-induced cholestasis, known as intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), is an estrogen-related liver disease that is widely recognized as female or pregnancy-specific. Our previous findings showed that the synthetic estrogen, 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE), induced cholestatic injury through ERK1/2-LKB1-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway and its mediated suppression of farnesoid X receptor (FXR). To investigate the role played by bile acids in EE-induced cholestasis, we evaluated the effects of chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and deoxycholic acid (DCA) on sandwich cultured rat primary hepatocytes (SCRHs) and an in vivo rat model...
October 12, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Romana Furrer, Katharina Winter, Leonhard Schäffer, Roland Zimmermann, Tilo Burkhardt, Christian Haslinger
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate postpartum blood loss in women with treated intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. METHODS: In a retrospective case-control study, 15,083 deliveries including 348 women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (2.3%) were analyzed from 2004 to 2014. To adjust for differences in baseline characteristics, a propensity analysis was performed and women in the control group were matched to the women in the intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy group in a 5:1 ratio...
October 6, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Frank Lammert, Nahum Méndez-Sánchez
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November 2016: Annals of Hepatology
Wei Hui, Linlin Wei, Zhuo Li, Xinhui Guo
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections are the most common cause of acute hepatitis, but they can also take a chronic course. There is no specific therapy for acute hepatitis, and current treatment is supportive. Choosing ribavirin as the first-line therapy for chronic HEV is advisable, especially in solid organ transplant patients. Pegylated interferon-α has been used successfully for treatment of hepatitis E but is associated with major side effects. Cholestasis is one of the most common, but devastating, manifestations in hepatitis E...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Nicholas L Webb, Ashish Jiwane, Chee Y Ooi, Scott Nightinghale, Susan E Adams, Usha Krishnan
AIM: Biliary atresia (BA) literature has focussed on the relationship between age at Kasai procedure (KP) and post-KP outcomes. This study primarily examines post-KP outcomes including, 6-month normalisation of bilirubin, 5-year native liver survival (NLS), development of portal hypertension (PHT) and incidence of ascending cholangitis at a single tertiary paediatric centre in Australia. The study also evaluated prognostic factors which may influence these aforementioned outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of all BA cases between 1999 and 2014...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Ahmet Basturk, Reha Artan, Aygen Yılmaz, Mustafa T Gelen, Ozgur Duman
We present a case report of a 7-year-old patient who developed toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and vanishing bile duct syndrome (VBDS) after oral ibuprofen intake. Acute VBDS is a rare disease with unknown aetiology, often presenting with progressive loss of the intrahepatic biliary tract. TEN is an immune complex-mediated hypersensitivity reaction involving the skin and mucosa, which is induced by drugs or infectious diseases, sometimes leading to systemic symptoms. The patient in this case report was treated with supportive care, a steroid and ursodeoxycholic acid, with complete recovery observed by the end of the 8th month...
September 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Atsushi Tanaka, Xiong Ma, Osamu Yokosuka, Martin Weltman, Hong You, Deepak N Amarapurkar, Yoon Jun Kim, Zaigham Abbas, Diana A Payawal, Ming-Ling Chang, Cumali Efe, Ersan Ozaslan, Masanori Abe, Robert Mitchell-Thain, Mikio Zeniya, Kwang Hyub Han, John M Vierling, Hajime Takikawa
During the 25th annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL 2016) in Tokyo, we organized and moderated an inaugural satellite symposium on the autoimmune liver diseases, autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Following the keynote lecture by John M. Vierling (USA), speakers from the Asia-Pacific region provided an up-to-date perspective on the epidemiology, clinical practice and research in AIH and PBC in the Asia-Pacific region. Although epidemiology and clinical features of AIH seem to be similar in East Asia compared to those in western countries, the majority of patients with AIH are detected at an advanced stage and have higher mortality rates in South Asia, indicating an unmet need for earlier diagnosis and the initiation of appropriate immunosuppressive treatment...
September 20, 2016: Hepatology International
J K Dyson, N Wilkinson, L Jopson, G Mells, A Bathgate, M A Heneghan, J Neuberger, G M Hirschfield, S J Ducker, R Sandford, G Alexander, D Stocken, D E J Jones
BACKGROUND: Age at presentation with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is associated with differential response to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) therapy. Younger-presenting patients are less likely to respond to treatment and more likely to need transplant or die from the disease. PBC has a complex impact on quality of life (QoL), with systemic symptoms often having significant impact. AIM: To explain the impact of age at presentation on perceived QoL and the inter-related symptoms which impact upon it...
November 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Shogo Takahashi, Tatsuki Fukami, Yusuke Masuo, Chad N Brocker, Cen Xie, Kristopher W Krausz, C Roland Wolf, Colin J Henderson, Frank J Gonzalez
Bile acids are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver and subjected to multiple metabolic biotransformations in hepatocytes, including oxidation by cytochromes P450 (CYP)s and conjugation with taurine, glycine, glucuronic acid, and sulfate. Mice and rats can hydroxylate chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) at the 6-position to form α-muricholic acid (α-MCA), and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) to form β-muricholic acid (-MCA). However, MCA is not formed in humans to any appreciable degree and the mechanism for this species difference is not known...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
Purnima Gunness, Joris Michiels, Lynn Vanhaecke, Stefaan De Smet, Olena Kravchuk, Allison Van de Meene, Michael J Gidley
Although oat (1,3:1,4)-β-glucan (BG) has been shown to decrease blood cholesterol in intervention trials, the detailed mechanism is not yet defined, but restricted reabsorption of bile acids (BAs) has been hypothesized. Using pigs as a model for humans we demonstrated that, compared to the control, BG added to the diet for 26 d caused decreases of 24% in blood total BAs (TBAs), 34% in total cholesterol (TC), and 57% in LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) (P < 0.01); decreases of 20% TBA in the midjejunum and terminal ileum (P < 0...
September 14, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Christopher L Bowlus
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), previously known as primary biliary "cirrhosis", is a rare autoimmune liver disease characterized by the hallmark autoantibodies to mitochondrial antigens and immune-mediated destruction of small bile duct epithelial cells leading to cholestasis and cirrhosis. Surprisingly, while immune modulators have not been effective in the treatment of PBC, supplementation with the hydrophilic bile acid (BA) ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been demonstrated to slow the disease progression...
2016: Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research
C Guth, U Beuers, K Beckh
Intermittent cholestatic liver disease may indicate an inherited deficiency of bile salt transport proteins. Episodes of cholestasis may start during pregnancy or during use of oral contraceptives or other medication. We describe the case of a 22-year-old mother with increasing jaundice and severe pruritus two weeks after starting hormonal contraception. A few months before she was suffering from intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). Liver biopsy showed bland cholestasis with canalicular bile plugs...
September 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Yike Xie, Zhongjian Chen, Rui Su, Ye Li, Jianping Qi, Wei Wu, Yi Lu
The objective of this study was to increase the dissolution of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) by amorphous nanosuspensions. The nanosuspensions were directly prepared by nanoprecipitation based on acid-base neutralization with central composite design to optimize the formula. The resultant UDCA nanosuspensions showed mean particle size around 380 nm with polydispersion index (PDI) value about 0.25. SEM observed high coverage of HPMC-E50 onto the surface of the nanosuspensions. Differential scanning calorimetry and powder X-ray diffractometry revealed amorphous structure of the UDCA nanosuspensions...
September 2, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
David E J Jones
INTRODUCTION: There is significant unmet need in Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) in patients under-responsive to the only approved therapy Ursodeoxycholic Acid (UDCA) who are at increased risk of progressing to end-stage liver disease. Obeticholic Acid (OCA) is a farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist which has been evaluated as a second line therapy in PBC and has recently been licenced by the FDA. AREAS COVERED: The pharmacology and biology of OCA as an FXR agonist and its clinical benefits...
September 2, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Asit Mittal
Cholestatic itch is a feature of numerous hepatobiliary disorders such as primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, the inherited form of cholestasis, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. Although undervalued by physicians, cholestatic itch can be a source of great discomfort to the patient and significantly affects quality of life. Many pruritogens such as bile salts, opioids, serotonin, and histamine have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cholestatic itch, but no causative link has ever been established...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
W J Lammers, M Leeman, C I J Ponsioen, K Boonstra, K J van Erpecum, F H J Wolfhagen, J Ph Kuyvenhoven, J M Vrolijk, J P H Drenth, E M Witteman, C M J van Nieuwkerk, B W van der Spek, B J M Witteman, G W Erkelens, M A M T Verhagen, S A C van Tuyl, A C Poen, J T Brouwer, F Ter Borg, G H Koek, T J M van Ditzhuijsen, B E Hansen
BACKGROUND: Criteria assessing biochemical response to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) are established risk stratification tools in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). We aimed to evaluate to what extent liver tests influenced patient management during a three decade period, and whether this changed over time. METHODS: 851 Dutch PBC patients diagnosed between 1988 and 2012 were reviewed to assess patient management in relation to liver test results during UDCA treatment...
July 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
M A Motaleb, M Abo-Kul, Samy M Ibrahim, Shokry M Saad, Muhammad Arafat
The preparation of (125) I-lamivudine ((125) I-3TC) and (125) I-lamivudine-ursodeoxycholic acid codrug ((125) I-3TC-UDCA), suitable for comparative biodistribution studies, is described. The synthesis of the unlabeled precursor 3TC-UDCA proceeds in an 11.6% yield, and the radiolabelling yields for (125) I-3TC and (125) I-3TC-UDCA were 89 and 92%, respectively. The final products are radiochemically pure (greater than 98%).
September 2016: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
Alice Thébaut, Dalila Habes, Frédéric Gottrand, Christine Rivet, Joseph Cohen, Dominique Debray, Emmanuel Jacquemin, Emmanuel Gonzales
BACKGROUNDS/AIM: Pruritus is a severe symptom accompanying chronic cholestasis. It can be debilitating and difficult to control. In children, first-line treatments are ursodeoxycholic acid and rifampicin. Refractory pruritus may require invasive therapies including liver transplantation. Clinical trials based on small samples of adult patients suggest that serotonin reuptake inhibitors can improve pruritus in cholestatic or uremic disease. We performed a prospective, multicenter study to assess efficiency and safety of the serotonin reuptake inhibitor sertraline in treating children with refractory cholestatic pruritus...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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