A Case of Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) Due to An Uncommon Acute And Chronic Event

We report an adult case of ACLF due acute viral hepatitis related to hepatitis A virus infection superimposed on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis without cirrhosis.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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ConclusionHigh levels of lifestyle-related cancer-risk behaviors were found in most of the Hong Kong construction workers studied. The present study contributes to understanding how cancer-related lifestyle risk behaviors cluster among construction workers and relative impact factors of risk behaviors. It is essential to tailor health behavior interventions focused on multiple risk behaviors among different groups for further enlarging the effects on cancer prevention.
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Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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We report an adult case of ACLF due acute viral hepatitis related to hepatitis A virus infection superimposed on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis without cirrhosis.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Chronic liver diseases (CLDs), due to chronic hepatitis  C; hepatitis B; nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD); and alcoholic liver disease, are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Early identification of patients with cirrhosis at high risk of progression to liver-related complications may facilitate timely care and improve outcome s. With risks and misclassification associated with invasive tests, such as liver biopsy, noninvasive imaging modalities for liver fibrosis assessment have gained popularity.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: AGA Section Source Type: research
Discussion It is estimated that 180 million people worldwide are infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) which includes ~11 million children. In the United States it is estimated that there were 30,500 acute HCV cases in 2014, and 2.7-3.9 million people with chronic HCV. Many infections are not identified. It is estimated that “…only 5-15% of HCV-infected children in the United States are identified.” Problems associated with HCV include acute hepatitis (including fever, malaise, dark-urine, abdominal pain, jaundice, appetite loss, nausea, emesis, clay-colored stools), acute fulminant hepatitis (not common in c...
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Conclusion There is no difference in mortality among hepatic and extrahepatic ACLF groups at 28 and 90 days. iMELD and CLIF-SOFA have highest AUROC to predict 28-day mortality in hepatic and extrahepatic ACLF groups, respectively.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusion LSM could differentiate patients with severe AH and ACLF at admission.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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