Using Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS) for Complications of Cirrhosis

A look at new information in the November issue of CGH concerning Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS) for complications of cirrhosis. Dr. Kuemmerle speaks to Dr. Arun Sanyal of Virginia Commonwealth University
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Publication date: Available online 8 July 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Chih-Lin Lin, Kuo-Chih Tseng, Kuan-Yang Chen, Li-Ying Liao, Jia-Horng Kao
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Konturek PC, Harsch IA, Neurath MF, Zopf Y Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) outbreak is the most dramatic event since World War II. Originating as a cluster of unexplained cases of pneumonia, it turned out that this viral disease termed COVID-19 is not only a respiratory infection, but a systemic disease associated with a number of extrapulmonary complications. One of the medical disciplines that is strongly affected by this viral infection is gastroenterology. COVID-19 causes in some patients typical symptoms of enteritis such as diarrhea or abdominal pain. There is als...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
AbstractLiver fibrosis is associated with lifestyle-related diseases, including diabetes. The identification of diabetic patients with severe liver fibrosis is important, but a simple and reliable diagnostic procedure remains to be determined. We conducted an observational study to evaluate the performance of a FIB-4 index-based screening strategy for the diagnosis of advanced liver fibrosis in patients with diabetes or prediabetes. Two hundred and forty-two patients underwent abdominal imaging in our Study. According to the abdominal imaging findings, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma were defined...
Source: Diabetology International - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies have been proposed as a measure of the size of the HIV reservoir. The aim of our study is to quantify the anti-HIV antibodies level in a cohort of people living with HIV (PLWH), stratified based on the presence of continuous undetectable HIV viral load and the co-existence of hepatitis C virus infection. A sample of 229 HIV-monoinfected (n = 114) or HIV/HCV-coinfected [either with resolved HCV infection (n = 75) or active HCV coinfection (n = 40)] patients, followed up a median of 34 (IQR 20–44) months, was studied. Anti-H...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study concluded that terlipressin and albumin combination was safe and effective in successfully stabilising cirrhosis patients with Hepatorenal Syndrome and bridging eligible patients to liver transplantation by restoring the liver and renal function with minimal adverse effects. PMID: 32634332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Abstract Viral hepatitis B is a global public health problem affecting nearly two billion subjects; 3.3% of whom are from the WHO (World Health Organization) Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO). It induces both acute and chronic hepatic disorders with subsequent liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a considerable percentage of patients based on the age of exposure. In this review, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HCC prevalence, distribution and prevalence of different genotypes, and male/female infection frequencies in relation to the vaccination status in the Mediterranean countries were reported. St...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Primary biliary cholangitis-autoimmune hepatitis overlap syndrome (PBC-AIH OS), which exhibits features between autoimmune hepatitis and cholestasis, is a common condition and usually shows a progressive course toward cirrhosis and liver failure without adequate treatment. Synthesis of bile acids (BAs) plays an important role in liver injury in cholestasis, and the process is regulated by fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19). The overall role of circulating FGF19 in BA synthesis and PBC-AIH OS requires further investigation. Methods: We analyzed BA synthesis and correlated clinical paramet...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Source: Cancer Management and Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Management and Research Source Type: research
We have read with interest the recent publication by Verna et  al. describing a real-word experience of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy and long-term hepatic function in patients with decompensated cirrhosis.1
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Condition:   Cirrhosis, Liver Interventions:   Procedure: Rotational Thromboelastometry to guide blood product transfusion pre invasive procedure;   Procedure: Conventional transfusion methods to guide blood product transfusion pre invasive procedure Sponsor:   Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, India Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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