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Microbial Intervention as a Novel Target in Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Progression.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 Dec 6;51(5):2123-2135. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Gastroenterology, Guangzhou Digestive Disease Center, Guangzhou First People's Hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital of South China University of Technology, Guangzhou,

Background/aims: Emerging evidence suggests a close link between gut microbiota and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this study, we aimed to investigate the association between gut microbiota and the DNA methylation of adiponectin (an adipocyte-specific adipocytokine) in rats, following diet-induced NAFLD.

Methods: 50 male SD rats were randomly divided into five groups with or without a high fat diet (HFD), antibiotics, and probiotics, in order to establish an imbalanced gut microbiota and probiotic treatment model in NAFLD rats. Read More

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December 2018
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Sestrin 2 Attenuates Rat Hepatic Stellate Cell (HSC) Activation and Liver Fibrosis via an mTOR/AMPK-Dependent Mechanism.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 Dec 6;51(5):2111-2122. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Infectious Diseases, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Rui'an,

Background/aims: Sestrin 2 is associated with the pathophysiology of several diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects and potential mechanisms of Sestrin 2 in rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) during liver fibrogenesis.

Methods: In this study, Sestrin 2 protein expression was detected in rat HSC-T6 cells challenged with transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and in mice treated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), a well-known model of hepatic fibrosis. Read More

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December 2018
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Efficacy of Clutch Cutter for Standardizing Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Early Gastric Cancer: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.

Digestion 2018 Dec 6:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Background/aims: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using the Clutch Cutter (CC), a scissor-type knife, compared with those of procedures using conventional devices.

Methods: This single-center retrospective study evaluated 237 patients with early gastric cancer: 83 who underwent ESD using the CC group and 154 who underwent ESD using the insulated-tip knife 2 (IT2 group). Clinicopathological features and technical outcomes were compared between the 2 groups using a propensity score-matched analysis. Read More

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December 2018
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Direct Effect of Septic Plasma in Human Cell Lines Viability.

Blood Purif 2018 Dec 6:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant, San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.

Background: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition often associated with a high incidence of multiple organs injury. Several papers suggested the immune response by itself, with the production of humoral inflammatory mediators, is crucial in determining organ injury. However, little is known of how sepsis directly induces organ injury at the cellular levels. Read More

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December 2018
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Optimal Risk Prediction in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding - A Quest for the Holy Grail.

Authors:
Neil Sengupta

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC 4076 Chicago, IL 60637. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Racial Disparities in Incidence of Young-onset Colorectal Cancer and Patient Survival.

Gastroenterology 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Epidemiology and Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

Background & Aims: Increasing rates of young-onset colorectal cancer (CRC) have attracted substantial research and media attention, but we know little about racial disparities among younger adults with CRC. We examined racial disparities in young-onset CRC by comparing CRC incidence and relative survival among younger (age <50 years) adults, in 2 time periods.

Methods: Using data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program of cancer registries, we estimated CRC incidence rates (per 100,000 persons ages 20 - 54 years) from 1992 through 2014, for different time periods (1992-1996 vs 2010-2014) and races (white vs black). Read More

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December 2018
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Small Heterodimer Partner and Fibroblast Growth Factor 19 Inhibit Expression of NPC1L1 in Mouse Intestine and Cholesterol Absorption.

Gastroenterology 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801. Electronic address:

Background & Aims: The nuclear receptor subfamily 0 group B member 2 (NR0B2, also called SHP) is expressed at high levels in liver and intestine. Postprandial fibroblast growth factor 19 (human FGF19, mouse FGF15) signaling increases the transcriptional activity of SHP. We studied the functions of SHP and FGF19 in intestines of mice, including their regulation of expression of the cholesterol transporter NPC1-like intracellular cholesterol transporter 1 (NPC1L1) and cholesterol absorption. Read More

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December 2018
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Peri-Procedural Antithrombotic Management from a Patient Perspective: A Qualitative Analysis.

Am J Med 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Center for Bioethics and Social Science in Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Frankel Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Electronic address:

Background: Peri-procedural antithrombotic medication management is a complex, often confusing process for patients and their providers. Communication difficulties often lead to suboptimal medication management resulting in delayed or cancelled procedures.

Methods: We conducted telephone surveys with patients taking chronic antithrombotic medications who had recently undergone an endoscopy procedure. Read More

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December 2018
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A risk-scoring model for the prediction of delayed bleeding after colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection.

Gastrointest Endosc 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Delayed bleeding is an important adverse event after colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors of delayed bleeding after colorectal ESD, and to develop a risk scoring model for predicting delayed bleeding.

Methods: This retrospective multicenter study was performed at 5 centers. Read More

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December 2018
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Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect of melatonin on recovery from muscular trauma induced in rats.

Exp Mol Pathol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Universidade Luterana do Brasil - ULBRA - Graduate Program in Genetics and Applied Toxicology, Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Universidade Luterana do Brasil - ULBRA - Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology Applied to Health, Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS - Graduate Program in Medicine: Medical Sciences, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Universidade Luterana do Brasil - Laboratory of Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants, Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre - HCPA - Laboratory of Experimental Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Electronic address:

In recent decades, the number of people who practice sports has grown exponentially, increasing the number of muscular injuries. Trauma injury occurs when the muscle is exposed to a sudden compression force. Melatonin (MLT) has often been cited in the literature as a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Read More

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December 2018
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Microbiota control acute arterial inflammation and neointimal hyperplasia development after arterial injury.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208426. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Division of Vascular Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States of America.

Background: The microbiome has a functional role in a number of inflammatory processes and disease states. While neointimal hyperplasia development has been linked to inflammation, a direct role of the microbiota in neointimal hyperplasia has not yet been established. Germ-free (GF) mice are an invaluable model for studying causative links between commensal organisms and the host. Read More

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December 2018
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Doping in sport - attitude and professional experience among physicians in Poland.

Folia Med Cracov 2018 ;58(3):35-47

Department of Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków; Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Kraków, Poland.

Introduction: The history of using performance-enhancing substances (PES) is long and it goes back to ancient times. At present, PES are employed at all levels of sport competition, starting from Olympic level contestants to individuals recreationally involved in various sports disciplines.

Purpose: e objective of the study was examining the views on doping in sports in a group of physicians, together with evaluating the frequency of their contacts with this phenomenon, in their professional activities. Read More

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January 2018
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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and gastroesophageal reflux.

Rom J Intern Med 2018 Dec;56(4):227-232

"Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

The prevalence of obesity is rising, becoming a medical problem worldwide. Also GERD incidence is higher in obese patients compared with normal weight, with an increased risk of 2.5 of developing symptoms and erosive esophagitis. Read More

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December 2018

LncRNA TINCR / microRNA-107 / CD36 regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis in colorectal cancer via PPAR signaling pathway based on bioinformatics analysis.

Biol Chem 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou Henan, 450052,China.

Present study aims to determine the potential biomarkers and uncover the regulatory mechanisms of lncRNA TINCR / miR-107 / CD36 axis in CRC. Aberrantly expressed lncRNAs and differential-expressed genes were identified by analyzing the dataset GSE40967. Gene set enrichment analysis were employed, and Cytoscape software helps establishing the co-expression network between lncRNAs and genes. Read More

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December 2018

The need for complete population-based studies on the etiology of liver disease.

Authors:
Paulo S Pinheiro

Hepatology 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

University of Miami School of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, 1120 14th NW St., Don Soffer Clinical Research Building, Miami, Florida, United States.

I read Kim et al.'s "Changing Trends in Etiology- and Ethnicity-Based Annual Mortality Rates of Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the US" with great interest. Patterns for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are complex, with disparities likely rooted in etiological differences. Read More

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December 2018
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Orchestration of Tryptophan-Kynurenine pathway, acute decompensation and acute-on-chronic liver failure in cirrhosis.

Hepatology 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

EF Clif, EASL-CLIF Consortium and Grifols Chair, Barcelona, Spain.

Systemic inflammation (SI) is involved in the pathogenesis of acute decompensation (AD) and acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in cirrhosis. In other diseases, SI activates tryptophan (Trp) degradation via the kynurenine pathway (KP), giving rise to metabolites that contribute to multiorgan/system damage and immunosuppression. In the current study, we aimed to characterize the KP in patients with cirrhosis, in whom this pathway is poorly known. Read More

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December 2018
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Mediation of Associations Between Adiposity and Colorectal Cancer Risk by Inflammatory and Metabolic Biomarkers.

Int J Cancer 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Inflammation and hyperinsulinemia may drive associations between adiposity and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk, but few studies have examined this hypothesis using mediation analysis. We used inverse odds ratio weighting and logistic regression to calculate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for estimated total effects (OR ) of body mass index, waist circumference, and adult weight gain on CRC risk, and estimated effects operating through seven inflammatory and metabolic biomarkers (natural indirect effect; OR ) or through paths independent of these biomarkers (natural direct effect; OR ) among 209 CRC cases and 382 matched controls nested within the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, a prospective cohort of male health professionals. A one-interquartile range (IQR) increase in body mass index (3. Read More

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December 2018
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Differences in peripheral and tissue immune cell populations following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Crohn's disease patients.

J Crohns Colitis 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Gastroenterology, IDIBAPS, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain.

Background And Aims: Recent studies show the efficacy of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in severely refractory Crohn's disease (CD) patients. HSCT is thought to eliminate auto-reactive cells; however, no specific studies of immune reconstitution in CD patients are available.

Methods: We followed a group of CD patients (n=18) receiving autologous HSCT, with 50% of them achieving endoscopic drug-free remission. Read More

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December 2018
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Role of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in inflammatory bowel disease.

J Crohns Colitis 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

IBD Center, Department of Gastroenterology, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy.

Intestinal fibrosis is an inevitable complication in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), occurring in its two major clinical manifestations: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Fibrosis represents the final outcome of the host reaction to persistent inflammation which triggers a prolonged wound healing response resulting in the excessive deposition of extracellular matrix, eventually leading to intestinal dysfunction. The process of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) represents an embryonic program relaunched during wound healing, fibrosis and cancer. Read More

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December 2018
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Fluoroscopy Dose and Time Characteristics During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Divisions of Gastroenterology.

Radiation exposure during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is known, however, data in relation to radiation usage is unclear. We evaluate radiation exposure using fluoroscopy dose (FD) and time (FT). A prospective analysis of 197 patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography was completed. Read More

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December 2018

Comparative effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation via buccal spray versus oral supplements on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in humans: a systematic review protocol.

JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

The Institute of Health and Community, University of Plymouth and The University of Plymouth Centre for Innovations in Health and Social Care.

REVIEW QUESTION:: the questions of this review are. Read More

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December 2018

Reasons why the diagnosis of serrated polyposis syndrome is missed.

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Pathology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen.

Objectives: Serrated polyposis syndrome (SPS) is a relatively new and under-recognized colorectal cancer (CRC) predisposition syndrome. Previous studies have reported miss-rates of SPS diagnosis varying from 40 to 82%. As SPS patients and their first-degree relatives have an increased risk of CRC, early recognition is important. Read More

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December 2018

Pegbelfermin (BMS-986036), PEGylated FGF21, in Patients with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Results from a Randomized Phase 2 Study.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Objective: Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. This study assessed pegbelfermin (BMS-986036), recombinant PEGylated human fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), in patients with obesity and T2DM predisposed to fatty liver.

Methods: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, patients with T2DM and BMI of 30 to 50 kg/m received subcutaneous pegbelfermin (1, 5, or 20 mg daily or 20 mg weekly; n = 96) or placebo (n = 24) for 12 weeks. Read More

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December 2018
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Ezetimibe suppresses development of liver tumors by inhibiting angiogenesis in mice fed a high-fat diet.

Cancer Sci 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, 3311-1 Yakushiji, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan, 329-0498.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, effective therapeutic strategies for preventing and treating NASH-mediated liver cirrhosis and HCC are lacking. Cholesterol is closely associated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a key factor that promotes HCC. Read More

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December 2018

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cancer Risk: A Nested Case-Control Study.

J Trauma Stress 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Data regarding cancer risk for individuals who were exposed to traumatic and stressful life events are conflicting. We sought to evaluate the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the risk of the four most common solid tumors: lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. We conducted four nested case-control studies using a large UK population-based database. Read More

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December 2018
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Proteomic Landscape of Cholangiocarcinomas Reveals 3 Different Subgroups According to their Localization and the Aspect of Non-Tumor Liver.

Proteomics Clin Appl 2018 Dec 6:e1800128. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

UMR 1149 INSERM - Paris Diderot University, Inflammation Research Center, Paris, France.

Purpose: Cholangiocarcinomas (CC), tumors derived from epithelial biliary cells, define a heterogeneous entity based upon their anatomic localization (intra- versus extrahepatic) and, for those developing in the liver, depending on the aspect of non-tumor liver (normal versus cirrhosis). The aim of the study was to characterize the molecular heterogeneity of the different types of CC by a global proteomic approach.

Experimental Design: Thirty-three tumor samples from 17 intrahepatic CC (iCC) including 9 and 8 developed on normal (iCC ) and cirrhotic liver (iCC ), respectively; 5 hilar CC (CC ), 5 CC developed in the pancreatic portion of the bile duct (CC ) and 6 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), were submitted to label-free quantitative proteomic analysis. Read More

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December 2018

Positive endoscopic and ultrasonographic findings in symptom-diagnosed functional gastrointestinal disorder patients: Data from a Chinese cross-sectional study.

J Dig Dis 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Objective: Few studies have systematically assessed symptom-based diagnosis of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in China. This study aimed to evaluate the positive endoscopic and ultrasonographic findings in symptom-based FGID patients.

Methods: Adult patients with gastrointestinal symptoms but not red flag symptoms who were empirically diagnosed with FGIDs underwent upper and/or lower gastrointestinal endoscopy based on their symptoms. Read More

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December 2018
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alpha1A-adrenoceptor is involved in norepinephrine-induced proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells via CaMKII signaling.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Physiology, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Harbin Medical University-Daqing, Daqing, China.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease of the pulmonary vasculature characterized by excessive proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Some studies have demonstrated the sympathetic nervous system is activated in PAH and norepinephrine (NE) released is closely linked with its activation. However, the subtypes of adrenoreceptor (AR) and the downstream molecular cascades which are involved in the proliferation of PASMCs are still unclear. Read More

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December 2018
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Endothelial cell autophagy in chronic intermittent hypoxia is impaired by miRNA-30a-mediated translational control of Beclin-1.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Respiratory Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China.

Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in obstructive sleep apnea causes damage of aortic endothelial cells, which predisposes the development of many cardiovascular diseases. Recently, both altered expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) and impaired autophagy were found to be associated with endothelial cell dysfunction in CIH. However, the exact molecular regulatory pathway has not been determined. Read More

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December 2018
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ID3 Promotes Stem Cell Features and Predicts Chemotherapeutic Response of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.

Hepatology 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Liver Surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are well contributing to high rate of recurrence and chemotherapeutic resistance in many types of cancer including intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Inhibitor of differentiation 3 (ID3) has been reported to promote cancer stem cells, but its role in ICC is obscure. In this study, we identified that ID3 is highly expressed in human ICC tissues compared with matched normal tissues and correlates with poor prognosis. Read More

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December 2018

Hepatic Resection Compared to Chemoembolization in Intermediate to Advanced-Stage HCC: a comment for moving forward.

Hepatology 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Hepatobiliary Surgery Department, Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China.

Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) depends on disease staging, which is usually performed according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) system. Although the BCLC system is recommended in the guidelines from the European Association for the Study of the Liver, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the European Society for Medical Oncology , its treatment recommendations for intermediate and advanced HCC are inconsistent with the literature. This article is protected by copyright. Read More

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December 2018
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LncRNA SNHG20 contributes to cell proliferation and invasion by upregulating ZFX expression sponging miR-495-3p in gastric cancer.

J Cell Biochem 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Infectious Disease, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) exert key regulators in cancer development and progression. The functional significance of lncRNA small nucleolar RNA host gene 20 (SNHG20) was reported in gastric cancer (GC); however, the underlying molecular mechanism in GC development is largely unknown. Here, our results showed that the lncRNA SNHG20 expression was significantly higher in GC tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis. Read More

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December 2018

Stereotactic radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma - A histopathological study in explanted livers.

Hepatology 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

INNPATH, Institute of Pathology, Tirol Kliniken Innsbruck, Anichstr. 35, 6020, Innsbruck, Austria.

Background And Rationale For The Study: This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of 3D-navigated multi-probe radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with intraprocedural image fusion for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by histopathologic examination.

Main Results: From 2009 to 2018, 97 patients (84 men, 13 women; median age 60 years, range 1 -71) were transplanted after bridging therapy of 195 HCCs by stereotactic RFA (SRFA). The median interval between the first SRFA and transplantation was 6. Read More

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December 2018

Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4 alpha (HNF4α) Activation is Essential for Termination of Liver Regeneration.

Hepatology 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics.

Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4 alpha (HNF4α) is critical for hepatic differentiation. Recent studies have highlighted its role in inhibition of hepatocyte proliferation and tumor suppression. However, the role of HNF4α in liver regeneration is not known. Read More

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December 2018
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The Interplay Between Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Atherosclerotic Heart Disease.

Hepatology 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common form of chronic liver disease, exists in two predominant histological subtypes: nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH is the clinically aggressive variant with higher risk of fibrosis progression and mortality. The leading cause of mortality in patients with NAFLD is cardiovascular disease (CVD), and is linked to diagnosis of NASH and severity of hepatic fibrosis. Read More

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December 2018
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Hepatic Autophagy Deficiency Compromises FXR Functionality and Causes Cholestatic Injury.

Hepatology 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Autophagy is important for hepatic homeostasis, nutrient regeneration and organelle quality control. We investigated the mechanisms by which liver injury occurred in the absence of autophagy function. We found that mice deficient in autophagy due to the lack of Atg7 or Atg5, key autophagy-related genes, manifested intracellular cholestasis with increased levels of serum bile acids, a higher ratio of TMCA/TCA in the bile, increased hepatic bile acid load, abnormal bile canaliculi and altered expression of hepatic transporters. Read More

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December 2018
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Growth of children with biliary atresia living with native livers: impact of corticoid therapy after portoenterostomy.

Eur J Pediatr 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Pediatric Liver and Gut Research Group, Children's Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

We addressed growth of biliary atresia (BA) patients living with native livers between ages 0-6 and effects of post-surgical corticosteroid treatment on growth. Growth charts of 28 BA patients born in Finland between 1987 and 2017 were retrospectively evaluated. Dosage and length of corticosteroid treatment and hydrocortisone substitution were reviewed. Read More

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December 2018

Suboptimal performance of APRI and FIB-4 in ruling out significant fibrosis and confirming cirrhosis in HIV/HCV co-infected and HCV mono-infected patients.

Infection 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Sciences for Health Promotion "G. D'Alessandro", University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Purpose: We aimed to assess the diagnostic reliability of two indirect biomarkers, APRI and FIB-4, for the staging of liver fibrosis using transient elastography (TE) as reference standard, among HIV/HCV co-infected and HCV mono-infected patients.

Methods: This is an observational, retrospective study on subjects who had access to the RESIST HCV from October 2013 to December 2016, a regional network encompassing 22 hospitals and academic centers throughout Sicily. Sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy of indirect biomarkers for liver stiffness measurement (LSM) < 9. Read More

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December 2018

Endoscopy Is Relatively Safe in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke and Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Gastroenterology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, 10595, USA.

Background: Gastrointestinal hemorrhage (GIH) is reported to occur in 1-8% of patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). AIS is considered to be a relative contraindication to GIE.

Aims: Evaluate the outcomes of gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) in patients hospitalized with AIS and GIH. Read More

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December 2018
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Prevalence of Small Intestine Carcinoid Tumors: A US Population-Based Study 2012-2017.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 244, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA.

Background And Aims: Most carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are located in the small bowel (SB). Epidemiological studies of these tumors have been limited by small sample sizes. Our aim was to evaluate the epidemiology of SB carcinoids (SBCs) using a large database. Read More

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December 2018

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Capsules with Targeted Colonic Versus Gastric Delivery in Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Comparative Cohort Analysis of High and Lose Dose.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Finch Therapeutics, Somerville, MA, USA.

Background: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an effective therapy for recurrent Clostridium. difficile infection (rCDI). FMT capsules have emerged, and it is unknown if delivery location and dose impact efficacy. Read More

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December 2018
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Current status of esophageal endoscopy including the evaluation of smoking and alcohol consumption in Japan: an analysis based on the Japan endoscopy database.

Esophagus 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

JED (Japan Endoscopy Database) Project Committee, Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: The aim was to investigate the current status of esophageal endoscopy, including the evaluation of smoking and alcohol consumption, in Japan.

Methods: A total of 47,441 patients who underwent 69,748 sessions of esophageal endoscopy were registered in the Japan Endoscopy Database between January 2015 and March 2017. The study variables were as follows: (1) methods for monitoring the esophagus and the time required for monitoring and (2) the status of smoking and alcohol consumption in patients with esophageal cancer and head and neck cancer. Read More

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December 2018
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Neuroprotective Autophagic Flux Induced by Hyperbaric Oxygen Preconditioning is Mediated by Cystatin C.

Neurosci Bull 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, 710032, China.

We have previously reported that Cystatin C (CysC) is a pivotal mediator in the neuroprotection induced by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) preconditioning; however, the underlying mechanism and how CysC changes after stroke are not clear. In the present study, we demonstrated that CysC expression was elevated as early as 3 h after reperfusion, and this was further enhanced by HBO preconditioning. Concurrently, LC3-II and Beclin-1, two positive-markers for autophagy induction, exhibited increases similar to CysC, while knockdown of CysC blocked these elevations. Read More

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December 2018
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Gut microbiota dysbiosis worsens the severity of acute pancreatitis in patients and mice.

J Gastroenterol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, 17 Yong Waizheng Street, Donghu District, Nanchang, 330006, Jiangxi, China.

Background: The gut is implicated in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis (AP) and the infectious complications of AP are commonly associated with enteric bacteria, yet whether gut microbiota dysbiosis participants in AP severity remains largely unknown.

Methods: We collected clinical information and fecal samples from 165 adult participants, including 41 with mild AP (MAP), 59 with moderately severe AP (MSAP), 30 with severe AP (SAP) and 35 healthy controls (HC). The serum inflammatory cytokines and gut barrier indexes were detected. Read More

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December 2018

Usefulness of transabdominal ultrasonography for assessing ulcerative colitis: a prospective, multicenter study.

J Gastroenterol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Kita-15, Nishi-7 Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.

Background: Transabdominal ultrasonography (US) has been reported to be a useful tool for evaluating ulcerative colitis (UC) although with less well-established data than for Crohn's disease. This prospective multicenter study aimed to establish the usefulness of US compared with colonoscopy (CS) for assessing disease extent and activity of UC.

Methods: Altogether, 173 patients with UC were prospectively enrolled, among whom 156 were eligible for this study. Read More

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December 2018

Corrigendum to "Effective Treatment of Chronic Proliferative Cholangitis by Local Gentamicin Infusion in Rabbits".

Biomed Res Int 2018 4;2018:8305927. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC-University Medical Center and Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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November 2018
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Derivation and Validation of the Potential Core Genes in Pancreatic Cancer for Tumor-Stroma Crosstalk.

Biomed Res Int 2018 5;2018:4283673. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Gastroenterology, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100020, China.

Background: Pancreatic cancer is a fatal malignancy with a poor prognosis. The interactions between tumor cells and stromal cells contribute to cancer progression. Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play a key role in tumor-stroma crosstalk of pancreatic cancer. Read More

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November 2018
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Celiac Disease: A Review of Current Concepts in Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Novel Therapies.

Front Pediatr 2018 21;6:350. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

The Diabetes and Celiac Disease Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.

Our understanding of celiac disease and how it develops has evolved significantly over the last half century. Although traditionally viewed as a pediatric illness characterized by malabsorption, it is now better seen as an immune illness with systemic manifestations affecting all ages. Population studies reveal this global disease is common and, in many countries, increasing in prevalence. Read More

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November 2018
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Chronic Viral Hepatitis and Metabolic Syndrome/Cardiovascular Risk.

Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 4;2018:7369314. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

Halberg Hospital and Research Institute, Moradabad, India.

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November 2018

Portal Hypertension.

Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 4;2018:1289156. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

Medicina Interna 1, ARNAS-Civico, Di Cristina-Benfratelli, Palermo, Italy.

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November 2018