Liver Cirrhosis: Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic: FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to chronic excess ALCOHOL DRINKING.Liver Cirrhosis, Experimental: Experimentally induced chronic injuries to the parenchymal cells in the liver to achieve a model for LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Liver Diseases, Alcoholic: Liver diseases associated with ALCOHOLISM. It usually refers to the coexistence of two or more subentities, i.e., ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER; ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS; and ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS.Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary: FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to obstruction of BILE flow (CHOLESTASIS) in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC; BILE DUCTS, EXTRAHEPATIC). Primary biliary cirrhosis involves the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts and bile secretion. Secondary biliary cirrhosis is produced by prolonged obstruction of large intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts from a variety of causes.Hepatitis, Alcoholic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER due to ALCOHOL ABUSE. It is characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES, infiltration by NEUTROPHILS, and deposit of MALLORY BODIES. Depending on its severity, the inflammatory lesion may be reversible or progress to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Alcoholics: Persons who have a history of physical or psychological dependence on ETHANOL.Liver Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the LIVER.Liver Diseases: Pathological processes of the LIVER.Liver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Pancreatitis, Alcoholic: Acute or chronic INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS due to excessive ALCOHOL DRINKING. Alcoholic pancreatitis usually presents as an acute episode but it is a chronic progressive disease in alcoholics.Liver Transplantation: The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.Fatty Liver, Alcoholic: Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells that is due to ALCOHOL ABUSE. The fatty changes in the alcoholic fatty liver may be reversible, depending on the amounts of TRIGLYCERIDES accumulated.Liver Function Tests: Blood tests that are used to evaluate how well a patient's liver is working and also to help diagnose liver conditions.Carcinoma, Hepatocellular: A primary malignant neoplasm of epithelial liver cells. It ranges from a well-differentiated tumor with EPITHELIAL CELLS indistinguishable from normal HEPATOCYTES to a poorly differentiated neoplasm. The cells may be uniform or markedly pleomorphic, or form GIANT CELLS. Several classification schemes have been suggested.Alcoholism: A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)Alcoholic Beverages: Drinkable liquids containing ETHANOL.Hypertension, Portal: Abnormal increase of resistance to blood flow within the hepatic PORTAL SYSTEM, frequently seen in LIVER CIRRHOSIS and conditions with obstruction of the PORTAL VEIN.Alcoholics Anonymous: An organization of self-proclaimed alcoholics who meet frequently to reinforce their practice of abstinence.Ascites: Accumulation or retention of free fluid within the peritoneal cavity.Hepatic Encephalopathy: A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)Fatty Liver: Lipid infiltration of the hepatic parenchymal cells resulting in a yellow-colored liver. The abnormal lipid accumulation is usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES, either as a single large droplet or multiple small droplets. Fatty liver is caused by an imbalance in the metabolism of FATTY ACIDS.Esophageal and Gastric Varices: Dilated blood vessels in the ESOPHAGUS or GASTRIC FUNDUS that shunt blood from the portal circulation (PORTAL SYSTEM) to the systemic venous circulation. Often they are observed in individuals with portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL).Hepatitis, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER with ongoing hepatocellular injury for 6 months or more, characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES and inflammatory cell (LEUKOCYTES) infiltration. Chronic hepatitis can be caused by viruses, medications, autoimmune diseases, and other unknown factors.Liver Regeneration: Repair or renewal of hepatic tissue.Hepatitis: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER.Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic: Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).Liver Circulation: The circulation of BLOOD through the LIVER.Carbon Tetrachloride: A solvent for oils, fats, lacquers, varnishes, rubber waxes, and resins, and a starting material in the manufacturing of organic compounds. Poisoning by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption is possible and may be fatal. (Merck Index, 11th ed)Ethanol: A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.Thioacetamide: A crystalline compound used as a laboratory reagent in place of HYDROGEN SULFIDE. It is a potent hepatocarcinogen.Microsomes, Liver: Closed vesicles of fragmented endoplasmic reticulum created when liver cells or tissue are disrupted by homogenization. They may be smooth or rough.Portal Vein: A short thick vein formed by union of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein.Temperance: Habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite, especially but not exclusively the consumption of alcohol.Portal System: A system of vessels in which blood, after passing through one capillary bed, is conveyed through a second set of capillaries before it returns to the systemic circulation. It pertains especially to the hepatic portal system.Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.Hepatitis C, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans that is caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS lasting six months or more. Chronic hepatitis C can lead to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.Drug-Induced Liver Injury: A spectrum of clinical liver diseases ranging from mild biochemical abnormalities to ACUTE LIVER FAILURE, caused by drugs, drug metabolites, and chemicals from the environment.Alanine Transaminase: An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 2.6.1.2.Hepatitis, Viral, Human: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).alpha-Fetoproteins: The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during FETAL DEVELOPMENT and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life.Portal Pressure: The venous pressure measured in the PORTAL VEIN.Alcoholic Neuropathy: A condition where damage to the peripheral nervous system (including the peripheral elements of the autonomic nervous system) is associated with chronic ingestion of alcoholic beverages. The disorder may be caused by a direct effect of alcohol, an associated nutritional deficiency, or a combination of factors. Clinical manifestations include variable degrees of weakness; ATROPHY; PARESTHESIAS; pain; loss of reflexes; sensory loss; diaphoresis; and postural hypotension. (From Arch Neurol 1995;52(1):45-51; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1146)Mitochondria, Liver: Mitochondria in hepatocytes. As in all mitochondria, there are an outer membrane and an inner membrane, together creating two separate mitochondrial compartments: the internal matrix space and a much narrower intermembrane space. In the liver mitochondrion, an estimated 67% of the total mitochondrial proteins is located in the matrix. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p343-4)Psychoses, Alcoholic: A group of mental disorders associated with organic brain damage and caused by poisoning from alcohol.Hepatitis B: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.Hepatitis C: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.Alcohol Drinking: Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.Hydrothorax: A collection of watery fluid in the pleural cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)Hepatorenal Syndrome: Functional KIDNEY FAILURE in patients with liver disease, usually LIVER CIRRHOSIS or portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL), and in the absence of intrinsic renal disease or kidney abnormality. It is characterized by intense renal vasculature constriction, reduced renal blood flow, OLIGURIA, and sodium retention.Hepatocytes: The main structural component of the LIVER. They are specialized EPITHELIAL CELLS that are organized into interconnected plates called lobules.Hepatectomy: Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)Hepatitis B, Chronic: INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS B VIRUS lasting six months or more. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.Paracentesis: A procedure in which fluid is withdrawn from a body cavity or organ via a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument.Hepatic Veins: Veins which drain the liver.Bilirubin: A bile pigment that is a degradation product of HEME.Splenic Vein: Vein formed by the union (at the hilus of the spleen) of several small veins from the stomach, pancreas, spleen and mesentery.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.End Stage Liver Disease: Final stage of a liver disease when the liver failure is irreversible and LIVER TRANSPLANTATION is needed.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Liver Failure, Acute: A form of rapid-onset LIVER FAILURE, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of HEPATOCYTES. It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and JAUNDICE. Acute liver failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC COMA depending on the etiology that includes hepatic ISCHEMIA, drug toxicity, malignant infiltration, and viral hepatitis such as post-transfusion HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.Hepacivirus: A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Alcohol Amnestic Disorder: A mental disorder associated with chronic ethanol abuse (ALCOHOLISM) and nutritional deficiencies characterized by short term memory loss, confabulations, and disturbances of attention. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)Liver Neoplasms, Experimental: Experimentally induced tumors of the LIVER.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Liver Abscess: Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.Hepatitis B virus: The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.Liver Failure: Severe inability of the LIVER to perform its normal metabolic functions, as evidenced by severe JAUNDICE and abnormal serum levels of AMMONIA; BILIRUBIN; ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE; ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE; LACTATE DEHYDROGENASES; and albumin/globulin ratio. (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed)Aspartate Aminotransferases: Enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the conversion of L-aspartate and 2-ketoglutarate to oxaloacetate and L-glutamate. EC 2.6.1.1.Hepatitis, Autoimmune: A chronic self-perpetuating hepatocellular INFLAMMATION of unknown cause, usually with HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA and serum AUTOANTIBODIES.Beer: An alcoholic beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (as barley), flavored with hops, and brewed by slow fermentation.Bile Ducts: The channels that collect and transport the bile secretion from the BILE CANALICULI, the smallest branch of the BILIARY TRACT in the LIVER, through the bile ductules, the bile ducts out the liver, and to the GALLBLADDER for storage.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Liver Extracts: Extracts of liver tissue containing uncharacterized specific factors with specific activities; a soluble thermostable fraction of mammalian liver is used in the treatment of pernicious anemia.Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical: Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.Cytochrome P-450 CYP2E1: An ethanol-inducible cytochrome P450 enzyme that metabolizes several precarcinogens, drugs, and solvents to reactive metabolites. Substrates include ETHANOL; INHALATION ANESTHETICS; BENZENE; ACETAMINOPHEN and other low molecular weight compounds. CYP2E1 has been used as an enzyme marker in the study of alcohol abuse.Carbon Tetrachloride PoisoningWernicke Encephalopathy: An acute neurological disorder characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and disturbances of mental activity or consciousness. Eye movement abnormalities include nystagmus, external rectus palsies, and reduced conjugate gaze. THIAMINE DEFICIENCY and chronic ALCOHOLISM are associated conditions. Pathologic features include periventricular petechial hemorrhages and neuropil breakdown in the diencephalon and brainstem. Chronic thiamine deficiency may lead to KORSAKOFF SYNDROME. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1139-42; Davis & Robertson, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, pp452-3)Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic: A type of surgical portasystemic shunt to reduce portal hypertension with associated complications of esophageal varices and ascites. It is performed percutaneously through the jugular vein and involves the creation of an intrahepatic shunt between the hepatic vein and portal vein. The channel is maintained by a metallic stent. The procedure can be performed in patients who have failed sclerotherapy and is an additional option to the surgical techniques of portocaval, mesocaval, and splenorenal shunts. It takes one to three hours to perform. (JAMA 1995;273(23):1824-30)Biopsy: Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.Ursodeoxycholic Acid: An epimer of chenodeoxycholic acid. It is a mammalian bile acid found first in the bear and is apparently either a precursor or a product of chenodeoxycholate. Its administration changes the composition of bile and may dissolve gallstones. It is used as a cholagogue and choleretic.Cholestasis: Impairment of bile flow due to obstruction in small bile ducts (INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS) or obstruction in large bile ducts (EXTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS).Venous Pressure: The blood pressure in the VEINS. It is usually measured to assess the filling PRESSURE to the HEART VENTRICLE.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Platelet Count: The number of PLATELETS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.Fatal Outcome: Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: A syndrome characterized by the clinical triad of advanced chronic liver disease, pulmonary vascular dilatations, and reduced arterial oxygenation (HYPOXEMIA) in the absence of intrinsic cardiopulmonary disease. This syndrome is common in the patients with LIVER CIRRHOSIS or portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL).Elasticity Imaging Techniques: Non-invasive imaging methods based on the mechanical response of an object to a vibrational or impulsive force. It is used for determining the viscoelastic properties of tissue, and thereby differentiating soft from hard inclusions in tissue such as microcalcifications, and some cancer lesions. Most techniques use ultrasound to create the images - eliciting the response with an ultrasonic radiation force and/or recording displacements of the tissue by Doppler ultrasonography.Melena: The black, tarry, foul-smelling FECES that contain degraded blood.Kupffer Cells: Specialized phagocytic cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM found on the luminal surface of the hepatic sinusoids. They filter bacteria and small foreign proteins out of the blood, and dispose of worn out red blood cells.Hepatic Stellate Cells: Perisinusoidal cells of the liver, located in the space of Disse between HEPATOCYTES and sinusoidal endothelial cells.Alcoholic Intoxication: An acute brain syndrome which results from the excessive ingestion of ETHANOL or ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.gamma-Glutamyltransferase: An enzyme, sometimes called GGT, with a key role in the synthesis and degradation of GLUTATHIONE; (GSH, a tripeptide that protects cells from many toxins). It catalyzes the transfer of the gamma-glutamyl moiety to an acceptor amino acid.Wine: Fermented juice of fresh grapes or of other fruit or plant products used as a beverage.Lypressin: The porcine antidiuretic hormone (VASOPRESSINS). It is a cyclic nonapeptide that differs from ARG-VASOPRESSIN by one amino acid, containing a LYSINE at residue 8 instead of an ARGININE. Lys-vasopressin is used to treat DIABETES INSIPIDUS or to improve vasomotor tone and BLOOD PRESSURE.ROC Curve: A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium: An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)Prothrombin Time: Clotting time of PLASMA recalcified in the presence of excess TISSUE THROMBOPLASTIN. Factors measured are FIBRINOGEN; PROTHROMBIN; FACTOR V; FACTOR VII; and FACTOR X. It is used for monitoring anticoagulant therapy with COUMARINS.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Antiviral Agents: Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Cholagogues and Choleretics: Gastrointestinal agents that stimulate the flow of bile into the duodenum (cholagogues) or stimulate the production of bile by the liver (choleretic).Sclerotherapy: Treatment of varicose veins, hemorrhoids, gastric and esophageal varices, and peptic ulcer hemorrhage by injection or infusion of chemical agents which cause localized thrombosis and eventual fibrosis and obliteration of the vessels.Amino Acids, Branched-Chain: Amino acids which have a branched carbon chain.Hepatitis B Surface Antigens: Those hepatitis B antigens found on the surface of the Dane particle and on the 20 nm spherical and tubular particles. Several subspecificities of the surface antigen are known. These were formerly called the Australia antigen.Hepatic Artery: A branch of the celiac artery that distributes to the stomach, pancreas, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, and greater omentum.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Fibrosis: Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.Bacterial Translocation: The passage of viable bacteria from the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT to extra-intestinal sites, such as the mesenteric lymph node complex, liver, spleen, kidney, and blood. Factors that promote bacterial translocation include overgrowth with gram-negative enteric bacilli, impaired host immune defenses, and injury to the INTESTINAL MUCOSA resulting in increased intestinal permeability. Bacterial translocation from the lung to the circulation is also possible and sometimes accompanies MECHANICAL VENTILATION.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)TaiwanTomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Serum Albumin: A major protein in the BLOOD. It is important in maintaining the colloidal osmotic pressure and transporting large organic molecules.Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic: Passages within the liver for the conveyance of bile. Includes right and left hepatic ducts even though these may join outside the liver to form the common hepatic duct.Peritonitis: INFLAMMATION of the PERITONEUM lining the ABDOMINAL CAVITY as the result of infectious, autoimmune, or chemical processes. Primary peritonitis is due to infection of the PERITONEAL CAVITY via hematogenous or lymphatic spread and without intra-abdominal source. Secondary peritonitis arises from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY itself through RUPTURE or ABSCESS of intra-abdominal organs.Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Central Nervous System Depressants: A very loosely defined group of drugs that tend to reduce the activity of the central nervous system. The major groups included here are ethyl alcohol, anesthetics, hypnotics and sedatives, narcotics, and tranquilizing agents (antipsychotics and antianxiety agents).Hemochromatosis: A disorder of iron metabolism characterized by a triad of HEMOSIDEROSIS; LIVER CIRRHOSIS; and DIABETES MELLITUS. It is caused by massive iron deposits in parenchymal cells that may develop after a prolonged increase of iron absorption. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed)Jaundice: A clinical manifestation of HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA, characterized by the yellowish staining of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA. Clinical jaundice usually is a sign of LIVER dysfunction.Hepatomegaly: Enlargement of the liver.Ligation: Application of a ligature to tie a vessel or strangulate a part.Alcohol Abstinence: Non-consumption of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.Splenectomy: Surgical procedure involving either partial or entire removal of the spleen.Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Common Bile Duct: The largest bile duct. It is formed by the junction of the CYSTIC DUCT and the COMMON HEPATIC DUCT.Indocyanine Green: A tricarbocyanine dye that is used diagnostically in liver function tests and to determine blood volume and cardiac output.Reference Values: The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.Cholestasis, Intrahepatic: Impairment of bile flow due to injury to the HEPATOCYTES; BILE CANALICULI; or the intrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC).Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Korea: Former kingdom, located on Korea Peninsula between Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea on east coast of Asia. In 1948, the kingdom ceased and two independent countries were formed, divided by the 38th parallel.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Albumins: Water-soluble proteins found in egg whites, blood, lymph, and other tissues and fluids. They coagulate upon heating.Acetaldehyde: A colorless, flammable liquid used in the manufacture of acetic acid, perfumes, and flavors. It is also an intermediate in the metabolism of alcohol. It has a general narcotic action and also causes irritation of mucous membranes. Large doses may cause death from respiratory paralysis.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Portacaval Shunt, Surgical: Surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.RomaniaAmmonia: A colorless alkaline gas. It is formed in the body during decomposition of organic materials during a large number of metabolically important reactions. Note that the aqueous form of ammonia is referred to as AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE.Egypt: A country in northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula Its capital is Cairo.Liver, Artificial: Devices for simulating the activities of the liver. They often consist of a hybrid between both biological and artificial materials.Liver Glycogen: Glycogen stored in the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)Rhabdomyolysis: Necrosis or disintegration of skeletal muscle often followed by myoglobinuria.HemosiderinLiving Donors: Non-cadaveric providers of organs for transplant to related or non-related recipients.Iron Overload: An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Fasciolidae: A family of flukes of the class Trematoda occurring primarily in the liver of animals and man. There are six genera: Fasciola, Fasciolopsis, Fascioloides, Tenuifasciola, Parafasciolopsis, and Protofasciola. The adult form of Fasciolopsis occurs in the intestines of pigs and man.Hyperammonemia: Elevated level of AMMONIA in the blood. It is a sign of defective CATABOLISM of AMINO ACIDS or ammonia to UREA.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Rats, Inbred Strains: Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. This also includes animals with a long history of closed colony breeding.Survival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Portography: Examination of the portal circulation by the use of X-ray films after injection of radiopaque material.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Organ Size: The measurement of an organ in volume, mass, or heaviness.Malnutrition: An imbalanced nutritional status resulted from insufficient intake of nutrients to meet normal physiological requirement.Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction: A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.Area Under Curve: A statistical means of summarizing information from a series of measurements on one individual. It is frequently used in clinical pharmacology where the AUC from serum levels can be interpreted as the total uptake of whatever has been administered. As a plot of the concentration of a drug against time, after a single dose of medicine, producing a standard shape curve, it is a means of comparing the bioavailability of the same drug made by different companies. (From Winslade, Dictionary of Clinical Research, 1992)Splanchnic Circulation: The circulation of blood through the BLOOD VESSELS supplying the abdominal VISCERA.Hyalin: A clear, homogenous, structureless, eosinophilic substance occurring in pathological degeneration of tissues.Kinetics: The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.Malondialdehyde: The dialdehyde of malonic acid.Hematemesis: Vomiting of blood that is either fresh bright red, or older "coffee-ground" in character. It generally indicates bleeding of the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Cholangiocarcinoma: A malignant tumor arising from the epithelium of the BILE DUCTS.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Cholangitis, Sclerosing: Chronic inflammatory disease of the BILIARY TRACT. It is characterized by fibrosis and hardening of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary ductal systems leading to bile duct strictures, CHOLESTASIS, and eventual BILIARY CIRRHOSIS.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Spleen: An encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Oxidative Stress: A disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the former, leading to potential damage. Indicators of oxidative stress include damaged DNA bases, protein oxidation products, and lipid peroxidation products (Sies, Oxidative Stress, 1991, pxv-xvi).Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay: An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.alpha 1-Antitrypsin: Plasma glycoprotein member of the serpin superfamily which inhibits TRYPSIN; NEUTROPHIL ELASTASE; and other PROTEOLYTIC ENZYMES.Splenomegaly: Enlargement of the spleen.Nutrition Disorders: Disorders caused by nutritional imbalance, either overnutrition or undernutrition.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Bile: An emulsifying agent produced in the LIVER and secreted into the DUODENUM. Its composition includes BILE ACIDS AND SALTS; CHOLESTEROL; and ELECTROLYTES. It aids DIGESTION of fats in the duodenum.Focal Nodular Hyperplasia: Solitary or multiple benign hepatic vascular tumors, usually occurring in women of 20-50 years of age. The nodule, poorly encapsulated, consists of a central stellate fibrous scar and normal liver elements such as HEPATOCYTES, small BILE DUCTS, and KUPFFER CELLS among the intervening fibrous septa. The pale colored central scar represents large blood vessels with hyperplastic fibromuscular layer and narrowing lumen.Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the gastrointestinal tract.Diethylnitrosamine: A nitrosamine derivative with alkylating, carcinogenic, and mutagenic properties.Necrosis: The pathological process occurring in cells that are dying from irreparable injuries. It is caused by the progressive, uncontrolled action of degradative ENZYMES, leading to MITOCHONDRIAL SWELLING, nuclear flocculation, and cell lysis. It is distinct it from APOPTOSIS, which is a normal, regulated cellular process.Ribavirin: A nucleoside antimetabolite antiviral agent that blocks nucleic acid synthesis and is used against both RNA and DNA viruses.Autoantibodies: Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.Splenorenal Shunt, Surgical: Anastomosis of splenic vein to renal vein to relieve portal hypertension.Glossitis: Inflammation of the tongue.Splenic Artery: The largest branch of the celiac trunk with distribution to the spleen, pancreas, stomach and greater omentum.Bile Acids and Salts: Steroid acids and salts. The primary bile acids are derived from cholesterol in the liver and usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. The secondary bile acids are further modified by bacteria in the intestine. They play an important role in the digestion and absorption of fat. They have also been used pharmacologically, especially in the treatment of gallstones.Interferon-alpha: One of the type I interferons produced by peripheral blood leukocytes or lymphoblastoid cells. In addition to antiviral activity, it activates NATURAL KILLER CELLS and B-LYMPHOCYTES, and down-regulates VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR expression through PI-3 KINASE and MAPK KINASES signaling pathways.

Elevated carboxy terminal cross linked telopeptide of type I collagen in alcoholic cirrhosis: relation to liver and kidney function and bone metabolism. (1/523)

BACKGROUND: The carboxy terminal cross linked telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) has been put forward as a marker of bone resorption. Patients with alcoholic liver disease may have osteodystrophy. AIMS: To assess circulating and regional concentrations of ICTP in relation to liver dysfunction, bone metabolism, and fibrosis. METHODS: In 15 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and 20 controls, hepatic venous, renal venous, and femoral arterial concentrations of ICTP, and bone mass and metabolism were measured. RESULTS: Circulating ICTP was higher in patients with cirrhosis than in controls. No overall significant hepatic disposal or production was found in the patient or control groups but slightly increased production was found in a subset of patients with advanced disease. Significant renal extraction was observed in the controls, whereas only a borderline significant extraction was observed in the patients. Measurements of bone mass and metabolism indicated only a mild degree of osteodystrophy in the patients with cirrhosis. ICTP correlated significantly in the cirrhotic patients with hepatic and renal dysfunction and fibrosis, but not with measurements of bone mass or metabolism. CONCLUSIONS: ICTP is highly elevated in patients with cirrhosis, with no detectable hepatic net production or disposal. No relation between ICTP and markers of bone metabolism was identified, but there was a relation to indicators of liver dysfunction and fibrosis. As the cirrhotic patients conceivably only had mild osteopenia, the elevated ICTP in cirrhosis may therefore primarily reflect liver failure and hepatic fibrosis.  (+info)

Cardiac function and haemodynamics in alcoholic cirrhosis and effects of the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt. (2/523)

BACKGROUND: A portosystemic stent shunt may impair cardiac function and haemodynamics. AIMS: To investigate the effects of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) on cardiac function and pulmonary and systemic circulation in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. PATIENTS/METHODS: 17 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and recent variceal bleeding were evaluated by echocardiography and catheterisation of the splanchnic and pulmonary circulation before and after TIPS. The period of catheter measurement was extended to nine hours in nine of the patients. The portal vein was investigated by Doppler ultrasound before and nine hours after TIPS. RESULTS: Baseline echocardiography showed the left atrial diameter to be slightly increased and the left ventricular volume to be in the upper normal range. Nine hours after TIPS, the left atrial diameter and left ventricular end diastolic volume were increased (by 6% (p<0.01) and 7% (p<0.01) respectively); end systolic volume had not changed significantly. Invasive measurements showed a sharp increase in right atrial pressure (by 101%; p<0.01), mean pulmonary artery pressure (by 92%; p<0.01), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (by 111%; p<0.01), and cardiac output (8.1 (1.6) to 11.9 (2.4) l/min; p<0.01). Systemic vascular resistance decreased (824 (242) to 600 (265) dyn.s.cm-5 p<0.01), and total pulmonary resistance increased (140 (58.5) to 188 (69.5) dyn.s.cm-5; p<0.05). Total pulmonary resistance (12%; NS), cardiac output (1.4 l/min; p<0. 05), and portal vein blood flow (1.4 l/min; p<0.05) remained elevated for nine hours after TIPS in the subgroup. Portoatrial pressure gradient (43%; p<0.05), portohepatic vascular resistance (72%; p<0.05), and systemic vascular resistance (27%; p<0.01) were consistently reduced. CONCLUSIONS: The increase in the left atrial diameter, the pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, and total pulmonary resistance observed after the TIPS procedure reflected diastolic dysfunction of the hyperdynamic left ventricle in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. The haemodynamic effects of the portosystemic stent shunt itself on the splanchnic circulation seem to be mainly responsible for the further decrease in systemic vascular resistance. TIPS may unmask a coexisting preclinical cardiomyopathy in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and portal hypertension.  (+info)

Magnetization transfer contrast of various regions of the brain in liver cirrhosis. (3/523)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: T1-weighted MR images show high signal intensity in the pallidum of many patients with liver cirrhosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate quantitative changes in MR signals in patients with liver cirrhosis by using the magnetization transfer technique. METHODS: Magnetization transfer ratios were measured in seven different regions of the brain in 37 patients with liver cirrhosis and in 37 healthy volunteers. RESULTS: The magnetization transfer ratios in patients with liver cirrhosis were significantly lower than those in control subjects in the globus pallidus, putamen, thalamus, corona radiata, and subcortical white matter. CONCLUSION: Abnormal magnetization transfer ratios may be found in otherwise normal-appearing cerebral regions.  (+info)

Alcohol, vitamin A, and beta-carotene: adverse interactions, including hepatotoxicity and carcinogenicity. (4/523)

Isozymes of alcohol and other dehydrogenases convert ethanol and retinol to their corresponding aldehydes in vitro. In addition, new pathways of retinol metabolism have been described in hepatic microsomes that involve, in part, cytochrome P450s, which can also metabolize various drugs. In view of these overlapping metabolic pathways, it is not surprising that multiple interactions between retinol, ethanol, and other drugs occur. Accordingly, prolonged use of alcohol, drugs, or both, results not only in decreased dietary intake of retinoids and carotenoids, but also accelerates the breakdown of retinol through cross-induction of degradative enzymes. There is also competition between ethanol and retinoic acid precursors. Depletion ensues, with associated hepatic and extrahepatic pathology, including carcinogenesis and contribution to fetal defects. Correction of deficiency through vitamin A supplementation has been advocated. It is, however, complicated by the intrinsic hepatotoxicity of retinol, which is potentiated by concomitant alcohol consumption. By contrast, beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, was considered innocuous until recently, when it was found to also interact with ethanol, which interferes with its conversion to retinol. Furthermore, the combination of beta-carotene with ethanol results in hepatotoxicity. Moreover, in smokers who also consume alcohol, beta-carotene supplementation promotes pulmonary cancer and, possibly, cardiovascular complications. Experimentally, beta-carotene toxicity was exacerbated when administered as part of beadlets. Thus ethanol, while promoting a deficiency of vitamin A also enhances its toxicity as well as that of beta-carotene. This narrowing of the therapeutic window for retinol and beta-carotene must be taken into account when formulating treatments aimed at correcting vitamin A deficiency, especially in drinking populations.  (+info)

Serum concentrations and peripheral secretion of the beta chemokines monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 and macrophage inflammatory protein 1alpha in alcoholic liver disease. (5/523)

BACKGROUND: Alcoholic liver disease is associated with increased hepatic expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) and macrophage inflammatory protein 1alpha (MIP-1alpha). AIMS: To determine whether concentrations of chemokines in the peripheral circulation reflect disease activity, and whether chemokine secretion is restricted to the liver or is part of a systemic inflammatory response in alcoholic liver disease. PATIENTS: Fifty one patients with alcoholic liver disease and 12 healthy controls. METHODS: Peripheral vein (and hepatic vein in patients undergoing transjugular liver biopsy) chemokine concentrations were measured by ELISA. Chemokine secretion and transcription in isolated peripheral mononuclear cells were assessed using ELISA and in situ hybridisation in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis. RESULTS: Serum MCP-1 concentrations were higher in alcoholic hepatitis compared with cirrhosis or healthy controls. MIP-1alpha concentrations were below the assay sensitivity in most patients. Serum MCP-1 concentrations correlated significantly with serum aspartate aminotransferase and creatinine. In severe alcoholic hepatitis, MCP-1 concentrations were higher in hepatic compared with peripheral veins; in mild alcoholic hepatitis there was no difference. Mononuclear cell secretion of both MCP-1 and MIP-1alpha was higher in severe alcoholic hepatitis compared with healthy controls, and chemokine mRNA was identified in monocytes. CONCLUSIONS: Serum MCP-1 concentrations are raised in alcoholic liver disease and reflect severity of hepatic inflammation. Monocyte secretion of both MCP-1 and MIP-1alpha is increased in severe alcoholic hepatitis. Both intrahepatic sources and peripheral mononuclear cells contribute to the raised serum MCP-1 concentrations.  (+info)

Alcoholic cirrhosis is a good indication for liver transplantation, even for cases of recidivism. (6/523)

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Alcoholic cirrhosis remains a controversial indication for liver transplantation, mainly because of ethical considerations related to the shortage of donor livers. The aim of this study was to review experience to date, focusing on survival rates and complications, and the effect of alcohol relapse on outcome and alterations in marital and socioprofessional status. METHODS: The results for 53 patients transplanted for alcoholic cirrhosis between 1989 and 1994 were compared with those for 48 patients transplanted for non-alcoholic liver disease. The following variables were analysed: survival, rejection, infection, cancer, retransplantation, employment and marital status, alcoholic recurrence. The same variables were compared between alcohol relapsers and non-relapsers. RESULTS: Recovery of employment was the only significantly different variable between alcoholic (30%) and non-alcoholic patients (60%). Two factors influenced survival in the absence of alcohol recidivism: age and abstinence before transplantation. For all other variables, there were no differences between alcoholic and non-alcoholic patients, and, within the alcoholic group, between relapsers and non-relapsers. The recidivism rate was 32%. CONCLUSION: The data indicate that liver transplantation is justified for alcoholic cirrhosis, even in cases of recidivism, which did no affect survival and compliance with the immunosuppressive regimen. These good results should help in educating the general population about alcoholic disease.  (+info)

Cirrhosis mortality and per capita consumption of distilled spirits, United States, 1949-94: trend analysis. (7/523)

OBJECTIVE: To describe, evaluate, and suggest interpretations for an observed aggregate level relation between trends in mortality from cirrhosis and per capita consumption of distilled spirits in the United States. DESIGN: Trend analysis using data on US cirrhosis mortality and per capita alcohol consumption. RESULTS: There is a consistent long term trend relation between mortality from cirrhosis and per capita consumption of distilled spirits in the United States from 1949 to 1994. Two instances of comparatively sharp drops in the consumption of spirits earlier in the 1940s generated mixed results in predicting changes in cirrhosis mortality. CONCLUSIONS: An aggregate level relation between trends in long term cirrhosis mortality and the consumption of spirits falls considerably short of establishing a direct causal link between the two for individuals. Moreover, two sharp drops in the consumption of spirits generated only mixed results with respect to the short term trend in cirrhosis. Nevertheless, the observed relation between the consumption of spirits and cirrhosis mortality merits further investigation.  (+info)

Up-regulation of nitric oxide production by interferon-gamma in cultured peritoneal macrophages from patients with cirrhosis. (8/523)

We previously described a long-lasting overproduction of nitric oxide (NO) in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of the inducible NO pathway in peritoneal macrophages. Ascitic fluids were collected from 29 patients with cirrhosis, aged between 35 and 82 years. Peritoneal macrophages were isolated and cultured in the presence or absence of 1 microg/ml lipopolysaccharide and/or 500 units/ml interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) for 6 days. NO production was measured as nitrate+nitrite (NO(x)), inducible NO synthase (iNOS) protein expression was analysed by immunocytochemistry and Western blot analysis using a specific anti-(human iNOS) antibody, and the catalytic activity of NOS was revealed by cytochemical staining for NADPH-dependent diaphorase. Cultured macrophages spontaneously released small amounts of NO(x) [median (10-90th percentile) of 18 separate experiments: 3.3 (0-8) micromol/l]. Addition of lipopolysaccharide alone or in combination with IFN-gamma to the culture medium did not change the levels of NO(x), while IFN-gamma alone dramatically increased NO production [13.4 (3.5-28.3) micromol/l; P<0.001]. Macrophages were stimulated by IFN-gamma to a greater extent in patients with recent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (n=13) than in those in a stable clinical condition (n=18) [19.8 (10.5-30.1) and 10.0 (3.2-14.5) micromol/l respectively; P<0.001]. Macrophages freshly isolated or stimulated with IFN-gamma expressed iNOS protein, as shown by Western blot and immunocytochemical analysis, and stained for NADPH diaphorase. Our findings demonstrate the presence of iNOS protein in peritoneal macrophages from cirrhotic patients. The role of IFN-gamma appears to be a determinant for the up-regulation of NO production, particularly under conditions of infection. Therefore peritoneal macrophages producing large amounts of NO at the site of infection may contribute to maintaining splanchnic vasodilation in these patients.  (+info)

*Alcoholic liver disease

... alcoholic hepatitis, and chronic hepatitis with liver fibrosis or cirrhosis. It is the major cause of liver disease in Western ... Alcoholic liver disease is a term that encompasses the liver manifestations of alcohol overconsumption, including fatty liver, ... Among patients with alcoholic hepatitis, progression to liver cirrhosis occurs at 10-20% per year, and 70% will eventually ... cirrhosis will eventually lead to liver failure. Late complications of cirrhosis or liver failure include portal hypertension ( ...

*Chronic liver disease

Toxic and drugs Alcoholic liver disease Rarely drug induced liver disease from methotrexate, amiodarone, nitrofurantoin and ... It consists of a wide range of liver pathologies which include inflammation (chronic hepatitis), liver cirrhosis, and ... Testing for chronic liver disease involves blood tests, imaging including ultrasound and a biopsy of the liver. The liver ... Liver problems Alternative medicine - 27/01/2007/ Gastroenterology Consultants: Liver Disease Good summary of classes of liver ...

*Liver function tests

"The AST/ALT ratio as an indicator of cirrhosis in patients with PBC". Liver Int. 26 (7): 840-845. doi:10.1111/j.1478-3231.2006. ... "High AST/ALT ratio may indicate advanced alcoholic liver disease rather than heavy drinking". Alcohol Alcohol. 39 (4): 336-339 ... Liver Function Tests at Lab Tests Online Overview at Mayo Clinic Abnormal Liver Function Tests Overview of liver enzymes ... are useful biomarkers of liver injury in a patient with some degree of intact liver function. Most liver diseases cause only ...

*Fatty liver

Alcoholic liver disease Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Metabolic syndrome Cirrhosis Focal fatty liver Acute fatty liver of ... American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases American Liver Foundation Fatty Liver Disease, Canadian Liver Foundation ... thus resulting in a fatty liver. It is difficult to distinguish alcoholic FLD, which is part of alcoholic liver disease, from ... This more severe condition may be termed either alcoholic steatohepatitis or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Fatty liver ...

*Liver disease

... alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. In the earlier stages of alcoholic liver disease, fat builds up in ... Alcoholic liver disease is a hepatic manifestation of alcohol overconsumption, including fatty liver disease, alcoholic ... and other forms of liver toxicity. Cirrhosis causes chronic liver failure. Primary liver cancer most commonly manifests as ... Hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, is caused by various viruses (viral hepatitis) also by some liver toxins (e.g. alcoholic ...

*Disease theory of alcoholism

... and diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver. The risk of developing alcoholism depends on many factors, such as environment. ... The craving that an alcoholic feels for alcohol can be as strong as the need for food or water. An alcoholic will continue to ... As part of a harm reduction strategy, provision of small amounts of alcoholic beverages to homeless alcoholics at homeless ... "The shelter that gives wine to alcoholics Giving free booze to homeless alcoholics sounds crazy. But it may be the key to ...

*Mir-652 microRNA precursor family

miR-652 serum levels are significantly altered in alcoholic- or hepatitis-C-induced liver cirrhosis patients. They have been ... 2012). "Micro-RNA profiling in human serum reveals compartment-specific roles of miR-571 and miR-652 in liver cirrhosis". PLoS ... the idea of an miR-652 role in the mediation of fibrogenic and inflammatory processes in the pathogenesis of liver cirrhosis. ... Circulating levels of miR-652 show gradual elevation with progression of liver cancer, as is also the case with miRNAs let-7a, ...

*Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

This provides an explanation for why alcoholics with liver cirrhosis have a higher incidence of both thiamine deficiency and ... In the late 1800s Korsakoff was studying long-term alcoholic patients and began to notice a decline in their memory function. ... Ethanol also disrupts thiamine storage in the liver and the transformation of thiamine into its active form. The role of ... In another study, it was found that rats that were chronically fed alcohol had significantly lower liver thiamine stores than ...

*Long-term effects of alcohol consumption

Chronic alcohol abuse can cause fatty liver, cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis. Treatment options are limited and consist of ... liver, breast and ovaries. Heavy drinking is associated with liver disease, such as cirrhosis. Excessive alcohol consumption ... Alcoholic liver disease is a major public health problem. For example, in the United States up to two million people have ... Recent research cites alcoholic lung disease as comparable to liver disease in alcohol-related mortality.[citation needed] ...

*Alcoholic drink

Excessive consumption of alcohol can cause liver cirrhosis and alcoholism. The American Heart Association "cautions people NOT ... This leads to a chronic inflammation of the liver and eventually alcoholic liver disease. An apéritif is any alcoholic beverage ... An alcoholic drink, or alcoholic beverage, is a drink that contains alcohol (ethanol), a depressant which in low doses causes ... "The Alcoholics of the Animal World". Retrieved 2015-07-29. John C. Super, "Alcoholic Beverages" in Encyclopedia of Latin ...

*List of diseases (A)

... infection Alcohol dependence Alcohol fetopathy Alcohol withdrawal syndrome Alcoholic hepatitis Alcoholic liver cirrhosis ... Angiomyomatous hamartoma Angioneurotic edema hereditary due to C1 esterase deficiency Angiosarcoma Angiosarcoma of the liver ...

*Zieve's syndrome

... a heretofore unrecognized syndrome associated with alcoholic fatty liver and cirrhosis". Annals of Internal Medicine. 48 (3): ... The underlying cause is liver delipidization. This is distinct from alcoholic hepatitis which, however, may present ... Dr Leslie Zieve described patients with a combination of alcoholic liver disease, hemolytic anemia and hypertriglyceridemia. ... Diagnosis of Zieve's syndrome should be considered in alcoholic (especially after an episode of binge drinking) with an ...

*Silibinin

... and there is some clinical evidence for the use of silibinin as a supportive element in alcoholic and child grade 'A' liver ... as adjunctive therapy in chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis. For approved drug preparations and parenteral applications in the ... Saller R, Meier R, Brignoli R (2001). "The use of silymarin in the treatment of liver diseases". Drugs. 61 (14): 2035-63. doi: ... The mixture exhibits a number of pharmacological effects, particularly in the liver, ...

*Liver cancer

Other causes include aflatoxin, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and liver flukes. The most common types are hepatocellular ... fibrosis and eventual cirrhosis occurs within the liver. HCC usually arises after cirrhosis, with an annual incidence of 1.7% ... Liver Cancer at Johns Hopkins University Liver cancer at Mayo Clinic Liver cancer information from Cancer Research UK. ... known as liver metastasis, is more common than that which starts in the liver. Symptoms of liver cancer may include a lump or ...

*Rutland Barrington

Barrington was an alcoholic and died of cirrhosis of the liver in October 1922. Daniels, Vincent. "Rutland Barrington, the last ... He died in 1922 while living at the St. James's Infirmary, Balham, in South London, at the age of 69 and is buried in Lower ... His career ended in 1918, after which he suffered a stroke and lived the last few years of his life in poverty. Barrington was ... In the 1911 census, they are not listed as living together, and there is a notation that the marriage lasted for 36 years. They ...

*Gynecomastia

In individuals with liver failure or cirrhosis, the liver's ability to properly metabolize hormones such as estrogen may be ... Additionally, those with alcoholic liver disease are further put at risk for development of gynecomastia; ethanol may directly ... Individuals who have cirrhosis or chronic liver disease may develop gynecomastia for several reasons. Cirrhotics tend to have ... Drugs and liver disease are the most common cause in adults. Other medications such as methadone, aldosterone antagonists ( ...

*Casualty 1900s

Nobby Clark, leader of the violent Blind Beggar Gang, is hospitalised with alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver, aged just 15. ... The hospital is using a radical new technique, ultra-violet light, to treat skin disease caused by unsanitary living conditions ...

*Hepatitis

... to cirrhosis to liver cancer, similar to the spectrum of alcoholic liver disease. Non-alcoholic liver disease occurs in people ... Over time, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which additionally involves liver ... Unlike steatosis and cirrhosis, no imaging test is able to detect liver inflammation (i.e. hepatitis) or fibrosis. Liver biopsy ... Non-alcoholic hepatitis is within the spectrum of non-alcoholic liver disease (NALD), which ranges in severity and ...

*Alcohol abuse

The skin of a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis can feature cherry angiomas, palmar erythema and - in acute liver failure - ... Prolonged use leads to cirrhosis and liver failure. With cirrhosis, patients develop an inability to process hormones and ... Alcohol's effects on the liver include elevated liver function tests (classically AST is at least twice as high as ALT). ... Abstinence has been regularly achieved by many alcoholics in Alcoholics Anonymous.[medical citation needed] Mindfulness-based ...

*Hepatorenal syndrome

HRS can affect individuals with cirrhosis, severe alcoholic hepatitis, or liver failure, and usually occurs when liver function ... HRS can also occur in individuals without cirrhosis, but with acute onset of liver failure, termed fulminant liver failure. ... While HRS may develop in any type of cirrhosis, it is most common in individuals with alcoholic cirrhosis, particularly if ... Some patients without cirrhosis develop HRS, with an incidence of about 20% seen in one study of ill patients with alcoholic ...

*Alcoholic hepatitis

... can occur in patients with chronic alcoholic liver disease and alcoholic cirrhosis. Alcoholic hepatitis by ... as determined by liver function tests). Alcoholic hepatitis can vary from mild with only liver enzyme elevation to severe liver ... It is usually found in association with fatty liver, an early stage of alcoholic liver disease, and may contribute to the ... If chronic liver disease is also present: Fibrosis Cirrhosis - a progressive and permanent type of fibrotic degeneration of ...

*List of MeSH codes (C06)

... liver cirrhosis, alcoholic MeSH C06.552.630.400 --- liver cirrhosis, biliary MeSH C06.552.630.467 --- liver cirrhosis, ... alcoholic MeSH C06.552.645.490 --- hepatitis, alcoholic MeSH C06.552.645.590 --- liver cirrhosis, alcoholic MeSH C06.552. ... liver cirrhosis, biliary MeSH C06.552.241.390 --- fatty liver, alcoholic MeSH C06.552.241.649 --- reye syndrome MeSH C06.552. ... liver failure, acute MeSH C06.552.308.500.750.500 --- massive hepatic necrosis MeSH C06.552.380.290 --- hepatitis, alcoholic ...

*List of ICD-9 codes 520-579: diseases of the digestive system

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (571.0) Fatty liver, alcoholic (571.2) Cirrhosis, liver, alcoholic (571.4) Hepatitis, ... 571.5) Cirrhosis, NOS (571.6) Primary biliary cirrhosis (571.9) Liver disease, chronic, unspec. (572) Liver abscess and ... sequelae of chronic liver disease (572.2) Coma, hepatic (572.4) Hepatorenal syndrome (573) Other disorders of liver (573.3) ... Acute and subacute necrosis of liver (570.0) Hepatic failure, acute (571) ...

*Type IV collagen

Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis are associated with the deposition of collagen IV in the liver. Serum Collagen IV concentrations ... "Serum Markers for Hepatic Fibrosis in Alcoholic Liver Disease: Which is the Best Marker, Type III Procollagen, Type IV Collagen ... correlate with hepatic tissue levels of collagen IV in subjects with alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis C and fall following ...

*Gut flora

Dysbiosis in the gut flora has been linked with the development of cirrhosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Normally- ... The gut-brain-liver axis and gut microbiota composition can regulate the glucose homeostasis in the liver and provide potential ... As the liver is fed directly by the portal vein, whatever crosses the intestinal epithelium and the intestinal mucosal barrier ... Additionally, the liver plays a dominant role in blood glucose homeostasis by maintaining a balance between the uptake and ...

*List of EastEnders characters (1985)

... during her time in Albert Square and alcoholism finally claims her life in 2002 when she dies of cirrhosis of the liver. Angie ... He perhaps is best remembered for his stormy love-hate relationship with his alcoholic first wife Angie (Anita Dobson). After ... She goes on to say that whoever lives in the pub is "cursed" in her opinion and that they will never be able to live happily ... Roly was made the property of the BBC, given an ID card, and taken to live with Julia Smith at her home in London. Roly and ...

*Mbuya Dyoko

... she turned alcoholic. She was later diagnosed with a liver cirrhosis, and, when treated by American specialists, she suffered ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Platelet serotonin (5-HT) content is decreased in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis, but elevated in Gilberts syndrome [2]. AU - Borcsiczky, D.. AU - Szalay, F.. AU - Tekes, K.. AU - Tarcali, J.. AU - Magyar, K.. AU - De Chatel, R.. PY - 1996. Y1 - 1996. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0029809968&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0029809968&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 8938562. AN - SCOPUS:0029809968. VL - 25. SP - 781. EP - 782. JO - Journal of Hepatology. JF - Journal of Hepatology. SN - 0168-8278. IS - 5. ER - ...
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The liver has a lot of blood vessels where blood from the intestines comes from. From there, the liver processes nutrients to make them usable and detoxifies toxins so the body can safely pass them to the kidneys or the large intestine.. Cirrhosis is basically the liver cells getting injured. Trauma can injure the liver, such as a knife stab or heavy impact, but it can recover relatively easily given the right treatment. Liver cirrhosis happens when the constant influx of toxins in the body injure the liver little by little. In order to keep damage from spreading, the body scars over the damage, just like a wound. If this happens long enough, the entire liver could be scarred to a point where it cant function anymore.. In some cases, liver cirrhosis is preceded by several other liver diseases like fatty liver and alcoholic hepatitis. Though on some individuals, liver cirrhosis happens without any prior diseases. ...
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a progressively aggravated liver disease with a diverse spectrum from steatosis to hepatitis, fibrosis, and cirrhosis. Epidemiological studies reveal that alcohol is one of the major causes of advanced liver disease in Europe, United States, and China. Despite the considerable harm, progression in ALD research is slow and the current therapies for ALD have less efficient. Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used as a flavoring agent and also a folk medicine since ancient time. Along with the prosperity in the use of herbal medicines for the treatment of human diseases in recent decades, a series of studies have focused on the beneficial effects of garlic against ALD ...
INTRODUCTION Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrous scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules (lumps that occur as a result of a process in which damaged tissue is...
As we could not obtain evidence for desensitisation at the level of peripheral blood monocytes, we focused on other effector cells downstream of the inflammatory cascade. Our data indicate that peripheral blood granulocytes are involved in the process of endotoxin hyporesponsiveness in cirrhotic patients. The observed loss of TNF-RI expression is compatible with a state of neutrophil exhaustion as documented in terms of impaired capacity for phagocytosis34 or production of reactive oxygen species.35 Neutrophil exhaustion may follow periods of neutrophil activation that is accompanied by increased plasma levels of neutrophil elastase.20 Furthermore, we also obtained evidence for desensitisation of a non-immune target cell population. From the observations of elevated plasma sE-selectin in systemic inflammatory response states,36 37 indicating an activation marker of endothelial cells, primarily one would not be surprised to find elevated levels in states of endotoxaemia also. In the present ...
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Liver cirrhosis is a major yet largely preventable and underappreciated cause of global health loss. Variations in cirrhosis mortality at the country level reflect differences in prevalence of risk factors such as alcohol use and hepatitis B and C infection. We estimated annual age-specific mortality from liver cirrhosis in 187 countries between 1980 and 2010. We systematically collected vital registration and verbal autopsy data on liver cirrhosis mortality for the period 1980 to 2010. We corrected for misclassification of deaths, which included deaths attributed to improbable or nonfatal causes. We used ensemble models to estimate liver cirrhosis mortality with uncertainty by age, sex, country and year. We used out-of-sample predictive validity to select the optimal model. Global liver cirrhosis deaths increased from around 676,000 (95% uncertainty interval: 452,863 to 1,004,530) in 1980 to over 1 million (1,029,042; 670,216 to 1,554,530) in 2010 (about 2% of the global total). Over the same period,
Alcoholic Cirrhosis. Alcoholic liver cirrhosis generally develops after many years of alcohol abuse, but can appear in moderate drinkers.
The present study analysed differences between the first decompensation in alcoholic vs. non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis, because the clinical management and prognosis of cirrhotic patients may differ according to aetiology and subsequent complications after hepatic decompensation.. Patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis predominated in both investigated cohorts and were significantly younger than cases with non-alcoholic disease. These different baseline characteristics can be explained by several epidemiological and medical observations. Alcohol is the leading aetiology in several studies investigating the course of liver cirrhosis.[18, 19] In Saxony, up to 23% of the general population consume alcohol at a harmful level.[20] In contrast, the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis B and C in Eastern parts of Germany is low, and significant lower than in matched control groups from Western Germany.[21, 22]. Medical reasons for the differences between baseline characteristics are the slow ...
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Purpose: Benzodiazepines (BDZs) are the drugs of choice to prevent the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). Various treatment protocols are published and have been shown to be effective in both office-managed and facility-managed treatment of AWS. The aim of this scientific commentary is to demonstrate the differences in the expected exposure to BDZs during AWS treatment using different treatment regimens available in the literature, in patients with or without alcoholic liver cirrhosis.. Methods: Diazepam and lorazepam AWS protocols were examined and reviewed in the literature, and blood plasma levels were examined and compared, respectively.. Results: Considerable variation in the blood levels with the different dosing schedules was found. Because the drugs are metabolized differently, we have also shown that liver disease affects the blood levels of diazepam, but not of lorazepam.. Conclusions: Differences in treatment regimens, the choice of BDZ, as well as the presence of liver ...
1. Ferenci P, Dragosics B, Dittrich H, et al. Randomized controlled trial of silymarin treatment in patients with cirrhosis of the liver. J Hepatol. 1989;9:105-113. 2. Benda L, Dittrich H, Ferenzi P, et al. The effectiveness of silymarin therapy on the survival rate of patients with liver cirrhosis [translated from German]. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1980;92:678-683. 3. Pares A, Planas R, Torres M, et al. Effects of silymarin in alcoholic patients with cirrhosis of the liver: results of a controlled, double-blind, randomized and multicenter trial. J Hepatol. 1998;28:615-621. 12. Horowitz JH, Rypins EB, Henderson JM, et al. Evidence for impairment of transsulfuration pathway in cirrhosis. Gastroenterology. 1981;81:668-675. 13. Duce AM, Ortiz P, Cabrero C, et al. S-adenosyl-L-methionine synthetase and phospholipid methyltransferase are inhibited in human cirrhosis. Hepatology. 1988;8:65-68. 14. Mato JM, Camara J, Fernandez de Paz J, et al. S-adenosylmethionine in alcoholic liver cirrhosis: a ...
Portal hypertension is a clinical syndrome associated with increased blood pressure in the portal vein. Increased blood pressure may be caused by several entities, which can be divided into three groups depending on which part of the portal system was affected.. The most common cause of portal hypertension in the world is liver cirrhosis - also the most common cause of portal hypertension in the analysed group of patients (98%).. The greatest concern in the clinical course of cirrhotic patients is a bleeding from oesophageal varices. This life-threatening condition often requires immediate surgical treatment including the creation of an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.. Patent paraumbilical vein is a common finding in patients with portal hypertension; it can be found in 6-30% of patients with cirrhosis of the liver [19]. According to Sacerdoti et al. [20] and Chen et al. [21], patent PUV is most often present in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis (alcoholic vs. viral - 56% vs. 29%, p = ...
Chronic excessive intake of alcohol is associated with (1) hepatic steatosis, (2) alcoholic hepatitis and (3) cirrhosis. Whereas the first is completely reversible upon cessation of alcohol intake, alcoholic hepatitis frequently progresses to cirrhosis. In cases of established cirrhosis a marked steatosis is frequently absent. Mallorys hyaline and hydropic swelling of hepatocytes are frequently seen in alcoholic liver cirrhosis. ...
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Case History-A 53 yr old man, known to have alcoholic liver cirrhosis, now presenting with jaundice, ascites and deteriorating renal function. Case History-A 62 yr old man presenting with confusion and ascites.Liver failure occurs when loss of hepatic parenchymal function exceeds the capacity of hepatocytes to regenerate or repair liver injury. Acute liver failure is characterized by jaundice and prolongation of the prothrombin time in the context of recent acute liver injury. Acute liver failure is the syndrome of hepatic encephalopathy occurring within 8 weeks of the first onset of liver disease. Chronic liver failure is characterized by a chronic liver injury with one or more features of liver failure....
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47 year old male with history of alcoholic liver cirrhosis came in with severe bilateral lower extremity pain and new onset acute bilateral limb ischemia. Vitals at admission were stable and physical examination showed clear cut cool bilateral lower extremities below both ankle joints with all the 10 toes being black suggesting gangrene. Bilateral dorsalis pedis and Posterior tibial pulses were not felt and could not be detected with dopplers. A transthoracic Echocardiogram revealed that the patient had an Ejection fraction of 10-15% with diffuse hypokinesis, also were noted multiple biventricular thrombi with the largest in the left ventricle measuring 50x30mm in size extending from anterolateral papillary muscle upto the septal myocardium. Evaluation with a cardiac and aortic catheterization revealed non obstructive coronaries, complete occlusion of the bilateral anterior tibial, posterior tibial and peroneal arteries at the ankle level with zero flow below bilateral ankle joints. No intervention
The aim of the investigators study is to elucidate the relationship between a functional liver test (e.g., ICG) and the PREOPERATIVE value of portal hypertension in the patients with impaired liver function from alcoholic and non-alcoholic aetiologies. Alcoholic and viral cirrhosis present important differences in terms of cellular mechanisms responsible for the disease progression with a distinct and unique gene expression pattern that regulates the type of inflammatory response. These differences probably influence the hepatic functional reserve and the onset of portal hypertension at a comparable clinical and biological level of derangement and the investigators may expect significant differences in the recovery from hepatectomy.. The investigators hypothesis is that at a comparable ICGR-15 rate non-viral cirrhotic liver presents higher portal pressure values and the investigators also argue that alcoholic cirrhotic patients would tolerate a larger hepatic resection than would viral ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Outcome after liver transplantation for cirrhosis due to alcohol and Hepatitis C. T2 - Comparison to alcoholic cirrhosis and Hepatitis C cirrhosis. AU - Singal, Ashwani K.. AU - Hmoud, Bashar S.. AU - Guturu, Praveen. AU - Kuo, Yong Fang. PY - 2013/9. Y1 - 2013/9. N2 - BACKGROUND AND AIM: Data on outcome of patients after liver transplantation (LT) for cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus (HCV+) alcohol are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysis from United Network for Organ sharing data set (1991 to 2010) for cirrhotics with first LT for HCV (group I, N=17,722), alcohol or alcoholic cirrhosis (AC; group II, N=9617), and alcohol+HCV (group III, N=6822). Five-year graft and patient survival for group III were similar to group I (73% vs. 69%; P=0.33 and 76% vs. 76%; P=0.87) and worse than group II (70% vs. 74%; P,0.0001 and 76% vs. 79%; P,0.0001). Cox regression analysis adjusted for recipient and donor characteristics showed (a) graft survival for group III similar to group I ...
GENERAL SURGERY. Early rebleeding and death at 6 weeks in alcoholic cirrhotic patients with acute variceal bleeding treated with emergency endoscopic injection sclerotherapy. J. E. J. KrigeI; U. K. KotzeII; J. M. ShawIII; P. C. BornmanIV. IM.B. CH.B., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S. (ED.), F.C.S. (S.A.), Department of Surgery and MRC Liver Research Centre, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and Surgical Gastroenterology Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town ...
QT interval was more prolonged in patients with a greater Child-Pugh score, corresponding to clinically significant liver disease, in agreement with previous studies [5,7,20]. The majority of patients with a higher Child-Pugh score were affected by alcohol-related cirrhosis and most of them showed a prolongation of the QT interval duration independently of the severity of liver disease. Results on the role of cirrhosis aetiology in the genesis of ventricular repolarization alterations seem controversial. In a study by Bernardi et al. [3] the prevalence of QT interval prolongation did not differ between patients affected by alcohol-related cirrhosis and those with the post-viral disease. However, only 7% of patients were affected by alcoholic cirrhosis and 12% had cirrhosis of mixed aetiology. In a study by Bal and Thuluvath [20], a prolonged QTc was seen more commonly in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis (60%) as compared with non-alcoholic cirrhosis (35%), and alcoholic cirrhosis was one of the ...
Fibrosis and nodular regeneration are the hallmarks of liver cirrhosis. To assess the degree of fibrosis and the severity of the structural changes affecting parenchymal and extraparenchymal components in liver cirrhosis, a computerized morphometric model has been applied to liver specimens from patients undergoing liver transplantation for primary biliary cirrhosis, posthepatitic and alcoholic cirrhosis. Fifty-eight hepatectomy specimens from patients undergoing liver transplantation for cirrhosis were analyzed: 17 alcoholic, 28 posthepatitic (HBV-related and HCV-related cirrhosis), and 13 primary biliary cirrhoses. Liver specimens were fixed in 10% neutral-buffered formalin and embedded in paraffin. Sections were stained with chromotrope-aniline blue method and monoclonal antibodies against cytokeratin 7 and CD31. Volume fractions of parenchymal compartment and fibrosis were stereologically determined on the specimens stained with chromotrope-aniline blue method. Volume fractions of portal ...
In addition, there is a substantial reduction in the risk for decompensation with statins.. "I think clinicians are afraid to use statins in this population because of the potential for infection of the liver," said Ulrich Bang, MD, PhD, from the University Hospital of Hvidovre in Denmark.. But this study should allay those fears. "Statins are mainly prescribed by general practitioners," Dr Bang told Medscape Medical News. These doctors need to be informed that they should not be afraid to use statins in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.. The results of the study were presented here at The Liver Meeting 2016.. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that statins can reduce the risk for death in patients with cirrhosis caused by hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infections, and the drugs have been associated with significant decreases in hepatic venous pressure gradients in randomized studies, Dr Bang reported.. He cited a recent study in which patients with cirrhosis received bleeding ...
Liver cirrhosis is one of the main causes of death in Mediterranean countries. A trend towards a global reduction in the mortality rate has been recently reported. In order to clarify better this trend and in an attempt to hypothesize the future pattern of mortality, we analysed data from 254834 Italian subjects aged 30-79 who died from liver...
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The use of statins has been shown to significantly decrease risk of death among patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of cancer in cohorts of patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, other alcoholic liver diseases, other and unspecified cirrhosis, primary biliary cirrhosis, viral hepatitis, acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis compared with the risk in a control cohort. METHODS: Analysis of statistical database of linked hospital and mortality data in an area in southern England. RESULTS: Compared with the control cohort, rate ratios were elevated for cancer overall and were particularly high for liver cancer in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis (rate ratio for cancer overall 2.4, 95% confidence interval 2.0-3.0 and 27.8, 17.7-41.7 for liver cancer); with other and unspecified cirrhosis (3.1, 2.7-3.6 and 35.1, 25.4-47.6); with other alcoholic liver diseases (2.3, 2.0-2.7 and 17.7, 11.5-26.0); with primary biliary cirrhosis (1.4, 0.9-2.0 and 19.6, 8.4-39.1) and with viral hepatitis (1.5, 1.2-1.9 and 18.6, 9.8-32.2). Pancreatic cancer risk was significantly and substantially elevated in
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over 4 years ago my husband admitted to me his liver hurt when he over drinks. Well he over drinks daily. A few weeks ago the whites of his eyes turned brownish yellow. this convinced him to stop dr...
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Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of alcohol-related cirrhosis -- scarring of the liver from years of heavy drinking ... this according to the bands…
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of alcohol-related cirrhosis -- scarring of the liver from years of heavy drinking ... this according to the bands…
Since Hannemans death, guitarist Kerry King has taken over main songwriting duties in the band. Hanneman died in May 2013 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. Speaking about the new song, King told Metal Hammer that it is a tribute to Hanneman. "I call it the Hannemanthem!" King said. "I wrote that for Jeff. Oh, dude, its fast as fuck. You dont know what the fucks coming!". ...
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Earlier this year Dad was diagnosed with Non Alcoholic Cirrhosis of the Liver. In early June he experienced his first episode of (diagnosed) encephalopathy. That means that toxins (ammonia) were building up in his body because his liver couldnt keep up like a healthy liver. When the ammonia begins to affect the brain, encephalopathy occurs and causes shakiness, weakness, unsteadiness and confusion. Since that episode in June, Dad has not been able to work. He has bad days and a little bit better days. Hes been living at home (Grandpa lives with him), but has only been well enough to drive a handful of times in the last 6 months. Ive been running the errands, doing the shopping and attending doctor appointments. My brothers and I take care of things around the house as needed. Over the last few weeks Dad began to decline in some big ways. Everything culminated last Wednesday (December 10th) when Dad had a big fall and could not get up on his own. He was very weak, shaky and foggy headed. Kyle ...
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Background: Heavy alcohol consumption causes alcoholic liver disease and is a causal factor of many types of liver injuries and concomitant diseases. It is a true systemic disease that may damage the digestive tract, the nervous system, the heart and vascular system, the bone and skeletal muscle system, and the endocrine and immune system, and can lead to cancer. Liver damage in turn, can present as multiple alcoholic liver diseases, including fatty liver, steatohepatitis, fibrosis, alcoholic cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma, with presence or absence of hepatitis B or C virus infection. There are three scarring types (fibrosis) that are most commonly found in alcoholic liver disease: centrilobular scarring, pericellular fibrosis, and periportal fibrosis. When liver fibrosis progresses, alcoholic cirrhosis occurs. Hepatocellular carcinoma occurs in 5% to 15% of people with alcoholic cirrhosis, but people in whom hepatocellular carcinoma has developed are often co-infected with hepatitis B ...
METHODS AND FINDINGS: We collected and harmonized data on mortality from four alcohol-related causes (alcoholic psychosis, dependence, and abuse; alcoholic cardiomyopathy; alcoholic liver cirrhosis; and accidental poisoning by alcohol) by age, sex, education level, and occupational class in 20 European populations from 17 different countries, both for a recent period and for previous points in time, using data from mortality registers. Mortality was age-standardized using the European Standard Population, and measures for both relative and absolute inequality between low and high socioeconomic groups (as measured by educational level and occupational class) were calculated. Rates of alcohol-related mortality are higher in lower educational and occupational groups in all countries. Both relative and absolute inequalities are largest in Eastern Europe, and Finland and Denmark also have very large absolute inequalities in alcohol-related mortality. For example, for educational inequality among ...
By Lise Stevens, Contributing Writer. Health Behavior News Service. Milk thistle, a widely used alternative medicine, is not proven effective in lowering mortality in alcoholic or hepatitis B or C liver disease, according to a systematic review of current evidence.. While some studies found that liver-related mortality may be significantly reduced in patients treated with milk thistle, these findings were not duplicated in the higher quality clinical trials.. However, milk thistle was found safe to use with no serious side effects and with participants perceiving improvement in symptoms - although no more than with placebo.. Dr. Andrea Rambaldi, visiting researcher at the of the Centre for Clinical Intervention Research at Copenhagen University Hospital, led a team that reviewed 13 randomized clinical trials involving 915 patients who were treated with milk thistle or its extracts.. Participants had acute or chronic alcoholic liver cirrhosis, liver fibrosis, hepatitis and/or steatosis, and ...
A 68-year-old Japanese man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis was admitted to our hospital because of fever and haematemesis. On day 3, his blood culture became positive for Gram-negative bacilli and Gram-positive cocci, and contrast-enhanced abdominal CT revealed acute septic thrombophlebitis of the superior mesenteric vein with caecal diverculitis. Antimicrobial therapy with ampicillin-sulbactam and anticoagulant therapy were started and the blood culture grew Bacteroides fragilis and Streptococcus intermedius. On hospital day 7, the patients condition began to improve in response to the therapy, therefore, the ampicillin-sulbactam and anticoagulant therapy was continued for 42 days. The patient was discharged home on hospital day 45. B fragilis bacteraemia of unknown source should caution the physician to search for an intra-abdominal focus, such as thrombosis of the portal vein or mesenteric vein. ...
Hepatocyte Growth Factor Levels in Croatian Healthy and Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis Patients: Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a most potent hepatocyte mitogen,
TY - JOUR. T1 - Autonomic neuropathy and QT interval prolongation in insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and alcohol-related cirrhosis. T2 - Possible predictors of survival?. AU - Komjáti, K.. AU - Tamás, G.. AU - Horváth, Z.. AU - Eva, K.. AU - Tamási, L.. AU - Anna, M.. AU - Kempler, P.. PY - 1998. Y1 - 1998. N2 - Recent data indicate that surival of patients with autonomic neuropathy (AN) is reduced compared to those without AN. Reduced survival in patients with AN is found in both insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and alcoholic liver disease; two very different diseases commonly associated with AN. The reason for an increased death rate in patients with AN is unknown. However, sudden death due to major arrhythmias seems to have an important role. Corrected QT-interval (QT(c)) prolongation is thought to be one of triggers for ventricular arrhythmias. This study evaluated the correlation between the presence of AN and QT(c) interval in 162 patients with IDDM (mean age 33.2 ...
Calciphylaxis is an uncommon disease characterized by calcification of dermal vessels that determines skin necrosis. Calciphylaxis has been almost exclusively reported in association with renal failure and altered phosphor-calcium metabolism. Only a few cases have been described in hyperparathyroidism, malignancies, and, recently, cirrhosis. We report a patient that developed calciphylaxis related to end-stage alcoholic cirrhosis, without any alteration in the phosphocalcic and parathyroid hormone metabolisms. Possible contributing factors were repeated albumin infusions and low levels of protein C and S ...
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Title: Can Progression of Alcoholic Liver Disease be Predicted from Certain Biochemical Indices?. VOLUME: 6 ISSUE: 3. Author(s):Kavita Krishna, Arun B. Pradhan, Mahabaleshwar V. Hegde, Anand A. Zanwar, Sadique I. Pathan, Ashwin Patil and Shahida A. Khan. Affiliation:Department of Medicine, Bharati Medical College and Hospital, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Dhankawadi, Pune- 411 043, India.. Keywords:Alcoholic liver disease, biochemical parameters, liver function tests, oxidative stress, Biochemical Indices, Hematological parameters, aspartate transaminase, alanine amino transferase, alkaline phosphatase, biluribin, hepatitis, fatty liver, Alcohol induced oxidative, liver injury, antioxidant therapy, morbidity, mortality, striking metabolic imbalance, lipids, proteins, inactivating enzymes, cirrhosis, hepatic encephalopathy, Transasia, Fasting venous blood, hepatocytes, ethanol consumption, Anaemia, hypoproteinaemia, non-cirrhotic. Abstract: Background: Fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis and ...
What is alcoholic liver disease? Alcoholic liver disease is long-term damage to the liver from extensive alcohol use, leading to loss of liver function. ...
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ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASE (ALD) Thuy Anh Le MD Mentor: Dr. Mario Chojkier 8/10/2010 EPIDEMIOLOGY • Costs of alcohol abuse are ~$185 billion/year - related to lost productivity and MVA. • Etoh accounts for 40% deaths from cirrhosis and ,30% cases of HCC in US • Accounts for 50,000 deaths annually • ALD develops in female after shorter duration of drinking and lower daily alcohol intake • Risk factors: amount of etoh ingested (not linear relationship with dev of liver dz), drinking beer or spirits more likely associated with liver dz than wine, genetic factors (MZ twins 2x likely to drink as dizygotic twins), polymorphisms of genes involved in etoh metabolism • Table of alcohol content of beverages: Daily intake needed to exceed threshold for ALD * Alcohol intake of 40-80 g/day for men and 20-40 g/day for women for 10 years. SPECTRUM OF DISEASE • Chronic etoh can lead to liver diseases ranging from mild fatty infiltration to cirrhosis and o Fat accumulation in liver cells seen in 90% ...
Alcohol-induced liver damage is a common liver disease that is due in part to dysregulated lipid metabolism and inflammation. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) prog...
What are the most effective ways to help people with alcohol-related liver disease stop drinking? is the top priority question for alcohol-related liver disease research, according to new results from the JLAs Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Priority Setting Partnership (PSP).
120 patients (60 per group) were included. The therapeutic strategy defined by randomization was achieved in 68% of group 1 patients and 75% of group 2 patients (NS). All-causes death and cirrhosis-related death were not different in group 1 and group 2 patients: the five-year survival rate was 58% in group 1 and 69% in group 2 patients (NS). Through multivariate analysis, the independent predictors of long-term survival were absence of ongoing alcohol consumption (p,0.001), recovery from Pugh C (p=0.046), and baseline Pugh score,8 (p=0.029). Liver transplantation was associated with a higher rate of de novo malignancies (30.4% vs. 7.8%, OR=5.1, p=0.001 ...
NaturalPath) Alcohol consumption is the oldest and most common form of liver injury. While the biological mechanisms are known, there is no universally accepted therapy to prevent or treat Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD). According to a 2011 report by the WHO, chronic alcohol consumption accounts for approximately 2.5 million deaths per year, mostly due to ALD. About 90 percent of alcohol intake is metabolized by the liver. Generally, abstinence from alcohol is vital to deal with ALD and becomes increasingly important as the condition worsens. In the long-term, psychological therapy and social support may be necessary to accomplish the goal. Pharmacological options include, Naltrexone and Acamprosate, which have been used to manage alcohol abuse in chronic heavy drinkers. Smoking and obesity are both risk factors.. While there isnt a universally accepted therapy, there are ways to manage it. Here are some natural alternatives that are suggested. They include Silymarin, garlic, ginseng, green tea, ...
Alcoholic Liver Disease Alcohol is a toxic substance to the liver and remains one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease. The spectrum of ALD is
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Liver diseases that occur due to the consumption of alcohols is termed as alcoholic liver diseases. It causes damage to the liver and effects over the liver normal functions.
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After initial reluctance to transplant patients with alcoholic liver disease, it is now clear that transplantation offers an excellent survival advantage in appropriately selected patients, equal to that for other disease indications. The original re
Exciting new data presented today at the International Liver Congress 2014 shows that the gut microbiota has a potential role in the development of alcoholic liver disease (ALD).1 Though an early stage animal model, the French ...
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Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and also in the UK. As its name indicates this disease arises due to consuming excessive amounts of alcohol (80 g/day) over an extended period, normally 10-20 years.
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The number of men and women being treated for alcoholic liver disease caused by heavy drinking in their youth is increasing sharply.
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Sclerotherapy for male alcoholic cirrhotic patients who have bled from esophageal varices: Results of a randomized, multicenter clinical trial. The Veterans Affairs Cooperative Variceal Sclerotherapy Group. Hepatology 20:618-625. ...
Studies have shown that silymarin is effective in improving the survival of patients with severe fatty liver disease and/or liver cirrhosis. One study subjected 170 patients to a thrice a day 140 mg silymarin regimen for 41 months. The study showed that those who received silymarin supplementation had a 58 percent 4-year survival rate while the placebo group only had 39 percent. This improvement in survival rates is even more apparent among those who had alcoholic cirrhosis. Silymarin moreover did not present any form of side effect. This particular study attests to the benefit and safety of the supplement for long-term treatments especially for alcoholic patients ...
The body can often replace the livers functions if the damage is not so great. You then have quite a few and mild symptoms. It is called having a compensated liver cirrhosis. You can have this form of liver cirrhosis for a long time.. You may not need to notice your illness, but may live as you did before being diagnosed. But it is very important that you do not drink alcohol despite it.. You need to have your liver examined periodically if you have compensated liver cirrhosis. This is among other things for detecting liver cancer, since the risk of liver cancer is greater if you have compensated liver cirrhosis. How often you need to have your liver examined depends on how damaged it is.. ...
Liver cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease. Patients with liver cirrhosis need to manage the symptoms of the disease and possible complications. Symptoms due to ascites, encephalopathy, and/ or varices are hard to manage and live with. Self-care is necessary for coping with the symptoms and for improving the patients life situation. The aim of this study was to explore the areas of life situation and self-care among patients suffering from liver cirrhosis with complications. Interviews with patients with liver cirrhosis (n = 13), seven women and six men (46-70 years), were performed. Data were analyzed using inductive content analysis. The experience of the patients life situation was described from two aspects: vulnerability and reflection on life. Vulnerability was expressed as symptom experience, feelings of loneliness, preconceptions, and limits in daily life. In reflection on life, the patients expressed acceptance and sadness. Self-care dealt with (a) being responsible by observing ...
Liver Cirrhosis in simple words is a group of chronic diseases of the liver in which normal liver cells are damaged and replaced by scar tissue, decreasing the amount of normal liver tissue.
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The leading causes of liver disease are Hepatitis C virus infection and chronic alcohol abuse. Alcohol accelerates liver disease in HCV but the mechanisms are poorly understood. The identification of molecular gene expression profiles on human liver tissue was performed using microarrays. Samples were obtained from alcoholic-cirrhotic, HCV-cirrhotic, HCV/alcohol-cirrhotic and control non-cirrhotic liver tissue. Probe set expression summaries were calculated using RMA. Probe set level linear models were fit where probe set expression was modeled by HCV status, alcohol status, and the interaction between HCV and Alcohol. HCV cirrhosis was associated with up-regulation of genes related to viral and immune response, apoptosis and inflammation. There were down-regulation of genes in the ubiquititin-proteasome system in alcoholic cirrhosis. The interaction of HCV and alcohol revealed negative interaction for genes involved in apoptosis and immune response. There was a negative estimate for genes involved in
Objective -- To evaluate the outcome of liver transplantation in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis with respect to selection criteria, survival, and evidence suggesting a return to harmful drinking...Main outcome measures ...
Doctor Elliot Tapper is a liver specialist. He has got used to seeing a rising number of patients presenting with end-stage liver disease.
Cook, P.A. and Morleo, M. and Billington, D. and Sanderson-Shortt, K. and Jones, C. and Gabbay, M. and Sheron, N. and Bellis, M.A. and Phillips-Howard, P.A. and Gilmore, I.T. (2015) Evaluation of work-based screening for early signs of alcohol-related liver disease in hazardous and harmful drinkers: the PrevAIL study. BMC Public Health, 15. p. 532. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1860-9 ...
Drinking coffee may protect the liver especially for people who tend to drink alcohol also. A long-term study of over one-hundred thousand people found coffee drinkers were less likely to be diagnosed with alcoholic cirrhosis, a condition where scar tissue forms on the liver as a result of too much alcohol.. Researchers found the more coffee a person drank the less likely they were to be diagnosed with that scarring. Youll find that study in the archives of Internal Medicine ...
Ascites of the liver. Coloured computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen of a patient with ascites, the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. This is a result of alcoholic cirrhosis. The liver is at left, the stomach is at centre right and the spleen is at bottom right. Treatment is of the underlying condition, but diuretics and draining the fluid can be used to reduce the ascites. - Stock Image C018/7158
Q. Im a social drinker who has several glasses of wine every evening, but Im told I can avoid any liver damage if I drink plenty of coffee. Sounds ridiculous. What do you think?. There was a study of more than 125,000 people who drank coffee. The study showed that one cup of coffee a day cut the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver by 20 percent. Four cups a day reduced the risk by 80 percent. Its not known yet why coffee protected livers in this study.. ...
Large-volume paracentesis-induced intraperitoneal hemorrhage due to pseudoaneurysm formation is rarely reported. Here, we present a 56-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis admitted for massive ascites. Large-volume paracentesis was performed. Three days later, he became pale and complained of dyspnea and abdominal distention with hypotension. Percutaneous iliac angiography revealed contrast media leakage from a branch of the left circumflex iliac artery with pseudoaneurysm. He was successfully treated with microcoil embolization. Several days later, ascitic fluid increased and large-volume paracentesis was performed again. Two days later, his hemoglobin level suddenly decreased. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed new active bleeding at the left lower lateral peritoneal cavity, just anterior to the metalic coils. Percutaneous iliac angiography revealed contrast media extravasation from a branch of the left inferior epigastric artery with formation of collateral vessel. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - An endoplasmic reticulum protein, Nogo-B, facilitates alcoholic liver disease through regulation of kupffer cell polarization. AU - Park, Jin Kyu. AU - Shao, Mingjie. AU - Kim, Moonyoung. AU - Baik, Soonkoo. AU - Cho, Meeyon. AU - Utsumi, Teruo. AU - Satoh, Ayano. AU - Ouyang, Xinsho. AU - Chung, Chuhan. AU - Iwakiri, Yasuko. PY - 2017/5/1. Y1 - 2017/5/1. N2 - Nogo-B (Reticulon 4B) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) resident protein that regulates ER structure and function. Because ER stress is known to induce M2 macrophage polarization, we examined whether Nogo-B regulates M1/M2 polarization of Kupffer cells and alters the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). M1 and M2 phenotypes were assessed in relation to Nogo-B expression and disease severity in liver specimens from ALD patients (NCT01875211). Liver specimens from wild-type (WT) and Nogo-B knockout (KO) mice fed a control or Lieber-DeCarli ethanol liquid diet (5% ethanol) for 6 weeks were analyzed for liver injury ...
The rising prevalence of chronic liver disease is contributing to higher rates of cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. GPs can share the increasing burden with specialist services by recognising chronic liver disease, assessing its severity, managing risk factors and comorbidities and referring appropriately. Two of the four most prevalent chronic liver diseases are discussed in this article, namely nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic liver disease.. ...
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a common and often serious complication of long standing ascites in the presence of advanced liver disease.1 We report a case of a 51- year-old man with alcoholic cirrhosis admitted to our department with ja
In order to determine the specificity of abnormalities of alcohol metabolism in patients with alcoholic liver disease, blood acetaldehyde concentrations after oral ethanol challenge and the activities of alcohol metabolising enzymes in liver biopsy samples have been determined in patients with alcoholic liver disease and a wide variety of non-alcoholic liver disorders. Significant decreases in hepatic cytosolic aldehyde dehydrogenase activity were associated with significant increases in acetaldehyde concentrations after ethanol in both patient groups compared with control subjects. There was a significant correlation between hepatic cytosolic aldehyde dehydrogenase and mean blood acetaldehyde concentration 30-180 min after ethanol ingestion (y = 17.4-0.45x; r = -0.56; p less than 0.01) confirming the importance of this enzyme in controlling blood acetaldehyde concentrations. These findings suggest that disturbances in alcohol metabolism in patients with alcoholic liver disease are the ...
The aim of present study was to evaluate relationships between degree of portal hypertension, severity of the disease, and bleeding status in patients with liver cirrhosis. Patients and methods. All study patients with liver cirrhosis underwent hepatic venous pressure gradient measurements, endoscopy, clinical and biochemical evaluation. Liver function was evaluated according to Child-Turcotte-Pugh (Childs) scoring system. Patients with decompensated cirrhosis (presence of severe ascites, acute variceal bleeding occurring within 14 days, hepatorenal syndrome, cardiopulmonary disorders, transaminase levels >10 times higher the upper normal limit), active alcohol intake, use of antiviral therapy and/or beta-blockers were excluded from the study. Results. One hundred twenty-eight patients with liver cirrhosis (male/female, 67/61; mean age, 53.8±12.7 years) were included into the study. Etiology of cirrhosis was viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, cryptogenic and miscellaneous reasons in 57, 49,
As acute viral hepatitis can be fatal in patients with cirrhosis, vaccination against hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis B (HBV) is recommended for non-immune patients. With increasing affluence the incidence of hepatitis A in childhood has decreased leading to a significant proportion of non-immune adults. As part of their routine investigation, hepatitis A IgG antibodies (anti-HAV IgG), hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and anti-HCV antibodies was checked and immunization status was assessed among consenting newly diagnosed cirrhotic patients presenting to a tertiary referral center. Out of 135 patients, 107 [79.3%; males 91; mean age (SD) at presentation: 55.5 (11.6) years] with complete data were included for analysis. Most patients had either cryptogenic cirrhosis (62.6%) or alcoholic cirrhosis (29.9%); 2 (1.9%) had HBV cirrhosis, none had hepatitis C (HCV) cirrhosis. None of the patients had received vaccination against hepatitis A, while 71 (67.6%) had been vaccinated against HBV. The majority [62
Abstract Introduction The incidence of hernias is increased in patients with alcoholic liver disease with ascites. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an acute rise in intra-abdominal pressure from straining for stool as the cause of a ruptured umbilical hernia. Case presentation An 81-year-old Caucasian man with a history of alcoholic liver disease presented to our emergency department with an erythematous umbilical hernia and clear, yellow discharge from the umbilicus. On straining for stool, after initial clinical assessment, our patient noted a gush of fluid and evisceration of omentum from the umbilical hernia. An urgent laparotomy was performed with excision of the umbilicus and devitalized omentum. Conclusion We report the case of a patient with a history of alcoholic liver disease with ascites. Ascites causes a chronic increase in intra-abdominal pressure. A sudden increase in intra-abdominal pressure, such as coughing, vomiting, gastroscopy or, as in this case, ...

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18 Liver biopsy was performed in 11 cases where the diagnosis of alcoholic cirrhosis or exclusion of alcoholic hepatitis ... The diagnosis of alcoholic liver cirrhosis was made according to the following criteria: all patients had findings on ... Despite elevated plasma levels of endotoxin, many patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis fail to exhibit clinical signs of a ... In summary, in patients with repeated episodes of endotoxaemia, such as those with alcoholic liver cirrhosis, there is evidence ...
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  • The liver biopsy is where they take a sample of the actual tissue of the liver, which is far better than just looking at film (pictures) of it. (yahoo.com)
  • Protein biomarker candidates identified by "-omics" approach based on differential expression between alcoholic liver cirrhotic subjects and healthy subjects may give better insights for diagnosis of ALD. (ccamp.res.in)
  • Although steatosis (fatty liver) will develop in any individual who consumes a large quantity of alcoholic beverages over a long period of time, this process is transient and reversible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fatty change, or steatosis is the accumulation of fatty acids in liver cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • The liver is the only internal organ that can regenerate damaged tissue with healthy tissue. (drugrehab.com)
  • The liver can't replace scar tissue with healthy tissue. (drugrehab.com)
  • Scar tissue blocks blood from flowing through the liver, which disrupts the liver's ability to process nutrients, hormones and other substances. (drugrehab.com)
  • If enough scar tissue is formed on the liver, the organ can fail to perform vital life functions. (drugrehab.com)
  • A liver failure affects every organ and tissue of the body. (planetayurveda.com)
  • However, if it is not, it can lead to where the liver cells die off and form scar tissue. (yahoo.com)
  • This scar tissue cannot be removed from the liver. (yahoo.com)
  • New diagnostic criteria for this patient group, based on liver stiffness measurement and platelet count, and optimized for the specific FibroScan ® probe used, work better than both Baveno VI and expanded Baveno VI criteria. (snfge.org)
  • From there, the liver processes nutrients to make them usable and detoxifies toxins so the body can safely pass them to the kidneys or the large intestine. (sorky-technology.com)
  • Inflammatory cytokines (TNF-alpha, IL6 and IL8) are thought to be essential in the initiation and perpetuation of liver injury by inducing apoptosis and necrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • It might be lessened during the early stages by removing the affected areas, but recovery is slow as the liver attempts to regenerate. (sorky-technology.com)
  • Based on the protein score and clinical significance, among 14 spots, a total of 28 protein biomarker candidates were identified: 13 with increased expression and 15 with decreased expression were categorized in alcoholic liver cirrhosis compared to healthy subjects. (ccamp.res.in)
  • When a person consumes alcohol over long time periods, fat can start to build up inside the liver. (yahoo.com)