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Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 66(6): 823-830, Nov.-Dec. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1403250

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ABSTRACT Objective: Describe the clinical profile of patients with biopsy-proven non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and analyze the risk predictors of hepatic fibrosis in outpatient follow-up at a university hospital. Subjects and methods: Demographic, clinical and laboratory data of a cohort of 143 patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD were retrospectively analysed under univariate analyses. Diagnostic accuracy, determined by AUROC, was evaluated for variables that showed a significant difference in univariate comparison analysis and diagnostic performances were determined by sensitivity and specificity. Results: The mean age of studied patients were 48 years, 66.4% of them were women. Age, presence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, metabolic syndrome and laboratory variables such as AST/ALT ratio, GGT, platelet count and fasting glucose were significantly associated with advanced fibrosis. FIB-4 and NAFLD fibrosis score (AUROC 0.82 and 0.89, respectively) outperformed APRI (AUROC 0.73) for advanced liver fibrosis and cirrhosis (P of 0.04). Conclusion: In our study, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, AST/ALT ratio, GGT, platelet count and fasting glucose were associated with hepatic fibrosis in patients with NAFLD. The non-invasive tests FIB-4 and NAFLD fibrosis score showed the best accuracy to stratify disease severity.

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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992, Impr.) ; 68(10): 1394-1399, Oct. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1406548

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiac abnormalities. METHODS: Patients with Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who attended an outpatient clinic in Southern Brazil were prospectively evaluated. Patients should be older than 18 years and have steatosis. RESULTS: A total of 174 patients were evaluated. The mean age was 63±12 years, 65% were women, 71% white, 82.2% hypertensive, 52.3% diabetic, 56.3% obese, and 30% dyslipidemic. There was no association between Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiac abnormalities, even after adjusting for age, sex, and metabolic syndrome. CONCLUSIONS: The present study did not show a direct correlation between Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiac abnormalities, regardless of metabolic syndrome.

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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992, Impr.) ; 68(10): 1428-1433, Oct. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1406566

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: In the current literature, there are few studies investigating the relationship between premature coronary atherosclerosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and premature coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, female patients aged <55 years and male patients aged <50 years were enrolled. Both male and female patients underwent coronary angiography and abdomen ultrasonography between 2014 and 2019. A stepwise binary logistic regression analysis was carried out to evaluate the independent variables related to premature coronary atherosclerosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. A p-value<0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was present in 44% of patients (n=377). Notably, 62% of the patients were female and the mean age was 44.5 (39-49) years. In a multivariate analysis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease was shown to be an independent risk factor of premature coronary atherosclerosis (OR 1.438; 95%CI, 1.050-1.969; p=0.024). CONCLUSIONS: The presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an important independent risk factor for the development of premature coronary atherosclerosis.

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Arq. gastroenterol ; 59(3): 402-407, July-Sept. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1403501

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ABSTRACT Background Insulin resistance (IR), assessed by different criteria, is an important factor in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). More recently with the characterization of this metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), one of the proposed criteria for this diagnosis has been the determination of the homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of HOMA-IR>2.5 with clinical, metabolic, biochemical and histological data obtained in non-diabetic patients diagnosed with NAFLD by liver biopsy. Methods: Cross-sectional, retrospective study was carried out with data from 174 adult individuals of both genders with non-diabetics NAFLD, without obvious signs of portal hypertension. The body mass index (BMI) was classified according to the World Health Organization (1998), and the metabolic syndrome by the criteria of NCEP-ATP-III. Biochemical tests were evaluated using an automated method and insulinemia through immunofluorometric assay. Histological findings were classified according to Kleiner et al. (2005). Results: The mean age of the studied population was 53.6±11.2 years, with 60.3% being female. The average BMI was 30.3 kg/m2 and 75.9% of the patients had increased waist circumference. Among evaluated metabolic parameters, there was a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in patients with HOMA-IR>2.5, with no statistical difference in relation to BMI between studied groups. Values of liver enzymes and serum ferritin were significantly higher in patients with this marker of IR, who had a higher prevalence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and advanced liver fibrosis. In the multivariate analysis, the clinical diagnosis of MS, hyperferritinemia and the presence of NASH in the liver biopsy were the factors independently associated with the presence of altered HOMA-IR. Conclusion: HOMA-IR values >2.5 identify patients with NAFLD with distinct clinical and metabolic characteristics and with a greater potential for disease progression, which validates this parameter in the identification of patients with MAFLD.


RESUMO Contexto A resistência à insulina (RI), avaliada por diferentes critérios, é um fator importante na patogênese da doença hepática gordurosa não alcoólica (DHGNA). Mas, recentemente, com a caracterização desta disfunção metabólica associada com a doença hepática gordurosa (DGH), um dos critérios propostos para este diagnóstico tem sido a determinação do modelo de avaliação da homeostase-resistência à insulina (HOMA-IR). Objetivo: O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a relação do HOMA-IR> 2,5 com dados clínicos, metabólicos, bioquímicos e histológicos obtidos em pacientes não diabéticos diagnosticados com DHGNA por biópsia hepática. Métodos Estudo transversal, retrospectivo, com dados de 174 indivíduos adultos de ambos os sexos com DHGNA não-diabética, sem sinais evidentes de hipertensão portal. O índice de massa corporal (IMC) foi classificado de acordo com a Organização Mundial da Saúde (1998) e a síndrome metabólica pelos critérios do NCEP-ATP-III. Os exames bioquímicos foram avaliados pelo método automatizado e a insulinemia por imunofluorometria. Os achados histológicos foram classificados de acordo com Kleiner et al. (2005). Resultados: A média de idade da população estudada foi de 53,6±11,2 anos, sendo 60,3% do sexo feminino. O IMC médio foi de 30,3 kg/m2 e 75,9% dos pacientes apresentaram circunferência da cintura aumentada. Entre os parâmetros metabólicos avaliados, houve maior prevalência de síndrome metabólica (SM) em pacientes com HOMA-IR >2,5, sem diferença estatística em relação ao IMC entre os grupos estudados. Os valores das enzimas hepáticas e da ferritina sérica foram significativamente maiores nos pacientes com este marcador de RI, que apresentaram maior prevalência de esteato-hepatite não alcoólica (EHNA) e fibrose hepática avançada. Na análise multivariada, o diagnóstico clínico de SM, hiperferritinemia e a presença de EHNA na biópsia hepática foram os fatores independentemente associados à presença de HOMA-IR alterado. Conclusão: Valores de HOMA-IR >2,5 identificam pacientes com DHGNA com características clínicas e metabólicas distintas e com maior potencial de progressão da doença, o que valida esse parâmetro na identificação de pacientes com DHG.

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Arch. endocrinol. metab. (Online) ; 66(4): 452-458, July-Aug. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1403231

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ABSTRACT Objective: There is controversy about the indication for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) screening in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). The present study aims to contribute to NAFLD surveillance in patients with T2D, assessing the association of clinical and biological variables with hepatic stiffness and steatosis. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional design was used, with data collection from electronic medical records, including adults with T2D who underwent transient elastography (TE) between June 2018 and December 2019. Liver stiffness and steatosis were evaluated using TE and controlled attenuation parameter (CAP), respectively, with cutoff points > 8 kpa for increased stiffness and > 275 dBm for steatosis. The relationship between clinical variables and elastography results were evaluated by bivariate correlation and multivariate analysis, using SPSS 27. Seventy-nine patients (n = 79) met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: Advanced fibrosis and hepatic steatosis were detected in 17,7% and in 21,5% of the patients, respectively. There was a direct and significant correlation between CAP and BMI, waist circumference, HbA1c, triglycerides levels, and insulin doses and an inverse correlation with HDL. The waist circumference, low levels of HDL cholesterol and the insulin dose maintained a significant association with CAP values in multivariate analysis. Elastography values showed an inverse correlation with HDL and a direct correlation with BMI and insulin dose. The association was only maintained for the insulin dose in multivariate analysis. Conclusion: Our results suggest that clinical factors such as insulin dose, waist circumference, and HDL cholesterol levels could identify T2D patients more likely to present NAFLD.

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Rev. colomb. gastroenterol ; 37(2): 136-143, Jan.-June 2022. tab, graf
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1394942

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Abstract Introduction: Cirrhosis of the liver is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Latin America; the increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome in our population could be changing the epidemiological profile of patients with advanced chronic liver disease. Aim: To characterize a group of patients with cirrhosis of the liver at an outpatient hepatology care center in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and determine the contribution of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) as an etiological factor in this population. Materials and methods: Retrospective, cross-sectional, analytical study. All patients who attended the hepatology follow-up with a diagnosis of cirrhosis of the liver were in the six-monthly follow-up protocol that included screening for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and esophageal varices. Results: 346 patients were included, most were women (54.3 %). The first and second causes of cirrhosis were cryptogenic (35 %) and NASH (30.9 %), respectively, followed by viral hepatitis (17 %) and autoimmune diseases (9 %). Of these patients, 87.4 % were within categories A and B of the Child-Turcotte-Pugh score, and only 12.5 % (33 patients) were in stage C. Also, 60 % had at least one clinical decompensation, 38 % a history of variceal hemorrhage, and 4 % a diagnosis of HCC; 80.6 % of patients with NASH cirrhosis had diabetes, and 46.7 % were overweight. Conclusion: NASH cirrhosis is an emerging cause of advanced chronic liver disease in Colombia.


Resumen Introducción: la cirrosis hepática es una importante causa de morbimortalidad en América Latina; el incremento de la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico en nuestra población podría estar cambiando el perfil epidemiológico de los pacientes con enfermedad hepática crónica avanzada. Objetivos: caracterizar un grupo de pacientes con cirrosis hepática y determinar la contribución de la esteatohepatitis no alcohólica (NASH) como factor etiológico de esta población en la ciudad de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, en un centro de atención ambulatoria de hepatología. Métodos: estudio retrospectivo, transversal, analítico. Se incluyeron todos los pacientes que acudieron al seguimiento de hepatología con diagnóstico de cirrosis hepática que se encontraban en el protocolo de seguimiento semestral que incluía el cribado de hepatocarcinoma y várices esofágicas. Resultados: se incluyeron 346 pacientes. La mayoría fueron mujeres (54,3 %). La primera y segunda causa de cirrosis fue la criptogénica (35 %) y la NASH (30,9 %), respectivamente; seguidas de las hepatitis virales (17 %) y enfermedades autoinmunes (9 %). De estos pacientes, el 87,4 % se encontraba dentro de las categorías A y B de la escala pronóstica de Child-Turcotte-Pugh, y solo el 12,5 % (33 pacientes) en estadio C. El 60 % había presentado al menos una descompensación clínica, 38 % tenía antecedentes de hemorragia por várices y 4 %, diagnóstico de hepatocarcinoma. El 80,6 % de los pacientes con cirrosis NASH era diabético y el 46,7 % tenía exceso de peso. Conclusión: La cirrosis NASH es una causa emergente de enfermedad hepática crónica avanzada en Colombia.


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Humans , Male , Female , Metabolic Syndrome , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease , Liver , Liver Cirrhosis , Varicose Veins , Hepatitis , Liver Diseases
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Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1390280

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RESUMEN El hematoma espinal es una entidad clínica poco frecuente. Se necesita de una alta sospecha clínica para su diagnóstico precoz y tratamiento oportuno. Habitualmente se presenta en forma de deterioro neurológico súbito debida a la compresión medular mecánica producida por sangre en el canal medular. Presentamos el caso de un paciente de sexo masculino de 53 años, consumidor de bebidas alcohólicas (ron paraguayo) en forma diaria que presenta un deterioro neurológico brusco comprometiendo miembros superiores e inferiores. Con la resonancia magnética se llega al diagnóstico de hematoma epidural a nivel de C4-C5 y mielopatía compresiva de los segmentos adyacentes.


ABSTRACT The spinal hematoma spinal is a infrequent clinical entity. A high clinical suspicion is needed for early diagnosis and timely treatment. It usually presents as a sudden neurological deterioration due to mechanical spinal cord compression caused by blood in the spinal canal. We present the case of a 53-year-old male patient, a daily consumer of alcoholic beverages (Paraguayan rum) who presented sudden neurological deterioration compromising upper and lower limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging leads to a diagnosis of epidural hematoma at the C4-C5 level and compressive myelopathy of the adjacent segments.

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Medicina UPB ; 41(1): 3-11, mar. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1362378

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Objetivo: este estudio busca describir los individuos evaluados por sobredosis de acetaminofén entre 2019 y 2020 en un centro de referencia de trasplante hepático en Colombia. Metodología: estudio derivado del análisis secundario de historias clínicas entre el 1.º de enero de 2019 y el 31 de diciembre de 2020. Los criterios de inclusión abarcan individuos con ingestión aguda y voluntaria de dosis tóxicas de acetaminofén (>4 g/día). Resultados: sesenta y tres casos, 68% mujeres, 67% menores de 18 años y 54% estudiantes. Reportó historia personal de enfermedad psiquiátrica el 60% y el 35% al menos un intento de suicidio previo. La mediana de dosis de acetaminofén fue 15g, 46% refirieron co-ingesta de otras sustancias y 13% estaba bajo efecto de sustancias psicoactivas. El 57% tenía la intención clara de suicidarse, así como 81% vomitó antes de acudir al servicio de urgencias, 22% recibió medidas de descontaminación y 10% no recibió N - acetilcisteína. Quince individuos desarrollaron lesión hepática aguda, nueve con criterios de severidad. Conclusiones: la población era predominantemente joven, la historia de enfermedad psiquiátrica fue muy prevalente y la mayoría refirieron un evento vital que explicara el comportamiento impulsivo de consumo. Ninguno desarrolló criterios para trasplante hepático, lo cual podría explicarse por la edad de los individuos, los episodios de vómito temprano, y la ausencia de enfermedad hepática crónica o de consumo de sustancias hepatotóxicas.


Objective: this study aims to describe patients with overdose intake of acetaminophen between 2019 and 2020 at a reference center for liver transplantation in Colombia. Methodology: study derived from a secondary analysis of the clinical records between January 1st, 2019, to December 31st, 2020. Inclusion criteria were individuals with voluntary acute ingestion of toxic doses of acetaminophen (>4 g/day). Results: sixty-three cases, 68% women, 67% <18-year-old, and 54% students. 60% had personal history of psychiatric illness and 35% reported at least one previous suicide attempt. The median dose of acetaminophen was 15g, 46% referred to co-ingestion with other substances and 13% were under the effect of any psychoactive substance. 57% had a clear intention of suicide. 81% vomited before the arrival to the emergency room, 22% received decontamination intervention with gastric lavage or activated charcoal, and 10% did not receive any dose of N-Acetylcysteine. Fifteen individuals developed an acute liver injury, nine with severity criteria. Conclusions: the population was predominantly young, the personal history of psychiatric disease was highly prevalent, and most of the cases referred a vital event that explains the impulsive behavior in acetaminophen consumption. None developed criteria for liver transplantation, and this could be explained by the young age of the individuals, the episodes of early vomiting, and the absence of chronic liver disease or hepatotoxic substance consumption.


Objetivo:este estudo busca descrever os indivíduos avaliados por sobredose de acetaminofen entre 2019 e 2020 num centro de referência de transplante hepático na Colômbia. Metodologia: estudo derivado da análise secundário de histórias clínicas entre o dia 1.º de janeiro de 2019 e 31 de dezembro de 2020. Os critérios de inclusão abrangem indivíduos com ingestão aguda e voluntária de dose tóxicas de acetaminofen (>4 g/dia).Resultados:sessenta e três casos, 68% mulheres, 67% menores de 18 anos e 54% estudantes. Reportou história pessoal de doença psiquiátrica, 60% e 35% pelo menos uma tentativa de suicídio prévio. A média de dose de acetaminofen foi de 15g, 46% referiram com ingestão de outras sustâncias e 13% estava sob efeito de sustâncias psicoativas. 57% tinham a intenção clara de suicidar-se, assim como 81% vomitou antes de acudir ao serviço de urgências, 22% receberam medidas de descontaminação e 10% não recebeu N - acetilcisteína. Quinze indivíduos desenvolveram lesão hepática aguda, nove com critérios de severidade. Conclusões: a população era predominantemente jovem, a história de doençapsiquiátrica foi muito prevalente e a maioria referiram um evento vital que explicasse o comportamento impulsivo de consumo. Nenhum desenvolveu critérios para transplantehepático, o qual se poderia explicar pela idade dos indivíduos, os episódios de vómito precoce, e a ausência de doença hepática crónica ou de consumo de sustâncias hepatotóxicas.


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Humans , Acetaminophen , Acetylcysteine , Suicide, Attempted , Vomiting, Anticipatory , Charcoal , Decontamination , Emergency Service, Hospital , Dosage , Gastric Lavage , Liver Diseases , Mental Disorders
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Acta méd. colomb ; 47(1): 22-30, ene.-mar. 2022. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1374099

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Resumen Introducción: el consumo de cocaína se ha incrementado y con ello el número de consultas a urgencias y hospitalizaciones por intoxicación aguda. El objetivo fue describir las características y complicaciones de los pacientes intoxicados por cocaína que acudieron al servicio de urgencias de un hospital de alta complejidad de Colombia. Método: estudio de corte transversal. Se incluyeron pacientes atendidos durante 2016 y 2019 con intoxicación por cocaína, según historia clínica y test de cocaína positivo y sin enfermedad de base que afectara directamente la supervivencia. Se describieron las características sociodemográficas y clínicas y se estimó la mortalidad y prevalencia de complicaciones. Resultados: se incluyeron 159 pacientes, en su mayoría hombres, con bajo nivel educativo y mediana de edad de 31 años. La mortalidad fue 3.8%. La prevalencia de lesión renal aguda (LRA) fue de 29.6% (IC95% 22.6-37.3%), 8.8% (IC95% 4.3-14.3%) para insuficiencia hepática aguda (IHA), 4.4% (IC95% 1.8-8.9%) para infarto agudo de miocardio (IAM) y 4.4% (IC 95% 1.8-8.9%) para ataque cerebrovascular (ACV). Los niveles elevados de fosfocreatinquinasa (CPK) fueron encontrados con valores mayor a mil en 80% de pacientes con LRA, 100% de IHA, y en 50% de ACV. Conclusión: la intoxicación aguda por cocaína produce alteraciones multiorgánicas principalmente renales y hepáticas, que pueden ser por daño directo y también posiblemente por daño muscular reflejado en la elevación de CPK. Esto puede indicar la necesidad de vigilancia estricta de esta enzima y su investigación como variable pronóstica. (Acta Med Colomb 2022; 47. DOI:https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2022.2256).


Abstract Introduction: the use of cocaine has increased, and, with it, the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations due to acute intoxication. The objective was to describe the characteristics and complications of patients with cocaine intoxication who were seen in the emergency room of a tertiary care hospital in Colombia. Materials and methods: a cross-sectional study. Patients seen from 2016 to 2019 with cocaine intoxication, according to the medical chart and a positive cocaine test, and with no underlying diseases which would directly affect survival, were included. The sociodemographic and clinical characteristic were described, and the mortality and prevalence of complications were estimated. Results: a total of 159 patients were included, mostly males, with a low educational level and a median age of 31 years. The mortality was 3.8%. The prevalence of acute kidney injury (AKI) was 29.6% (95%CI 22.6 - 37.3%), 8.8% (95%CI 4.3 - 14.3%) for acute liver failure (ALF), 4.4% (95%CI 1.8 - 8.9%) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and 4.4% (95% CI 1.8-8.9%) for cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels were found to be greater than 1,000 in 80% of patients with AKI, 100% of those with ALF, and 50% of those with CVA. Conclusion: acute cocaine intoxication causes multiple organ dysfunction, mainly of the kidneys and liver, which may be due to direct injury and possibly also due to muscle damage reflected in the elevated CPK. This could indicate the need for strict monitoring of this enzyme and research of its use as a prognostic variable. (Acta Med Colomb 2022; 47. DOI:https://doi.org/10.36104/amc.2022.2256).

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Arq. gastroenterol ; 59(1): 89-96, Jan.-Mar. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1374437

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ABSTRACT Background Variceal hemorrhage (VH) is a medical emergency. Prompt endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is therapeutic. Terlipressin is used in VH and continued for 2—5 days even after EVL. As hemostasis is primarily achieved by EVL, the benefit of continuing trelipressin after EVL is unknown. Objective To evaluate the efficacy of continuing terlipressin after EVL to prevent re-bleed and mortality. Methods In this pilot study, after EVL 74 patients of VH were randomized into two treatment groups TG2 & TG5, received terlipressin (1 mg IV bolus q 4 hourly) for 2 days and 5 days respectively and one control group (TG0), received 0.9% normal saline (10 mL IV bolus q 4 hourly) and followed up for 8 weeks. Results A total of 9 (12.6%) patients had re-bleed with maximum 4 (5.6%) patients in TG5 group followed by 3 (4.2%) in TG2 and 2 (2.8%) in TG0 groups (P=0.670). The overall mortality was 15 (21.1%) patients, 6 (8.5%) patients in TG0 group, followed by 5 (7.0%) in TG5 and 4 (5.6%) in TG2 group (P=0.691). Adverse drug reactions were significantly higher in treatment groups with maximum 18 (24.32%) patients in TG5, followed by 8 (10.8%) in TG2 and 2 (2.7%) in TG0 groups (P=0.00). Duration of hospital stay was also significantly higher in treatment group, 6.63 (±0.65) days in TG5 followed by 3.64 (±0.57) in TG2 and 2.40 (±0.50) days in TG0 groups (P=0.00). Conclusion The rational for continuing terlipressin after EVL is doubtful as it didn't have any benefit for the prevention of re-bleed or mortality; rather it increased the risk of adverse drug reactions and duration of hospital stay. Further randomized clinical trials are encouraged to generate more evidence in support or against continuing terlipressin after EVL.


RESUMO Contexto A hemorragia varicosa (HV) é emergência médica. A ligadura endoscópica imediata das varizes (LEV) é terapêutica. A terlipressina é usada em HV e contínua por 2—5 dias mesmo após a LEV. Como a hemostasia é alcançada principalmente pela LEV, o benefício do uso contínuo da terlipressina após o evento é desconhecido. Objetivo Avaliar a eficácia da terlipressina contínua após a LEV para evitar o ressangramento e a mortalidade. Métodos Neste estudo piloto, após a LEV, 74 pacientes com HV foram randomizados em dois grupos de tratamento TG2 & TG5, que receberam terlipressina (1 mg EV em bolus a cada 4 horas) durante 2—5 dias, respectivamente, e um grupo controle (TG0), que receberam soro fisiológico normal de 0,9% (10 mL EV em bolus a cada 4 horas) e foram seguidos por 8 semanas. Resultados Um total de 9 (12,6%) pacientes tiveram ressangramento, 4 (5,6%) no grupo TG5, seguidos por 3 (4,2%) no TG2 e 2 (2,8%) no grupo TG0 (P=0,670). A mortalidade geral de pacientes foi de 15 (21,1%), 6 (8,5%) no grupo TG0, seguidos por 5 (7,0%) no TG5 e 4 (5,6%) no TG2 (P=0,691). As reações adversas de medicamentos foram significativamente maiores em grupos de tratamento em 18 (24,32%) pacientes no TG5, seguidos por 8 (10,8%) no TG2 e 2 (2,7%) em grupo TG0 (P=0,00). A duração da internação hospitalar também foi significativamente maior no grupo de tratamento, 6,63 (±0,65) dias no TG5, seguido por 3,64 (±0,57) em TG2 e 2,40 (±0,50) dias em grupos TG0 (P=0,00). Conclusão O uso racional para a continuação da terlipressina após a LEV é duvidoso, pois não teve qualquer benefício para a prevenção de ressangramento ou mortalidade; pelo contrário, aumentou o risco de efeitos adversos e duração da internação hospitalar. Outros ensaios clínicos randomizados são necessários para gerar mais evidências em apoio ou contra a terlipressina contínua após a LEV.

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Arq. gastroenterol ; 59(1): 65-70, Jan.-Mar. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1374440

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ABSTRACT Background Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease and is associated with lower mortality when compared to dialysis methods. Brazil is the country with the second largest number of kidney transplants in the world and among these patients it has been observed that liver abnormalities are common. The frequency of liver abnormalities ranges from 20-50% post-transplantation, and have an important impact on the survival and quality of life of these patients. There are scarce data about the frequency, causes and characteristics of these alterations. Objective To determine the prevalence of the different causes of hepatic abnormalities in kidney transplant recipients, to associate the characteristics of these abnormalities with demographic, epidemiological and clinical variables, to compare the characteristics of hepatic alterations between different etiologies, and to evaluate possible changes in diagnosis over two different periods of time. Methods Descriptive, cross-sectional observational, epidemiological study was conducted at the outpatient "Hepato-Rim"clinic of Hospital São Paulo (EPM/UNIFESP), a center providing specialized care for patients with hepatic abnormalities and underlying kidney diseases. Results Five-hundred eighty-one transplant patients were evaluated. The most prevalent etiologies of liver abnormalities were hepatitis C and B, iron overload, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and drug-induced liver injury (DILI). The most common cause — hepatitis C — was analyzed in greater detail. Compared to the other causes, this infection was more frequent in older patients, female patients, and patients with a longer time since transplantation and hemodialysis. Analysis of the two periods showed that patients of period 1 (P1 — 1993 to 2005) were older and were more frequently referred because of positive serology; referral due to aminotransferases abnormalities predominated during period 2 (P2 — 2006 to 2018). The predominant diagnoses were hepatitis C and B during P1 and NAFLD and DILI during P2. Conclusion Assessment of the main hepatic alterations in kidney transplant recipients is important because it permits better management of these patients in terms of diagnostic investigation and treatment and contributes to the prevention of complications in this special population.


RESUMO Contexto O transplante renal é o tratamento de escolha para pacientes com doença renal terminal e está associado a menor mortalidade quando comparado aos métodos dialíticos. O Brasil é o país com o segundo maior número de transplantes renais do mundo e, entre esses pacientes, observa-se que as alterações hepáticas são comuns. A frequência das alterações hepáticas varia de 20 a 50% pós-transplante e tem importante impacto na sobrevida e qualidade de vida desses pacientes. Existem poucos dados sobre a frequência, causas e características dessas alterações. Objetivo Determinar a prevalência das diferentes causas de anormalidades hepáticas em receptores de transplante renal, associar as características dessas anormalidades a variáveis demográficas, epidemiológicas e clínicas, comparar as características das alterações hepáticas entre diferentes etiologias e avaliar possíveis alterações no diagnóstico em dois períodos diferentes de tempo. Métodos Estudo epidemiológico descritivo, transversal, observacional, realizado no ambulatório "Hepato-Rim" do Hospital São Paulo (EPM/UNIFESP), centro de atendimento especializado a pacientes com anormalidades hepáticas e doenças renais de base. Resultados Quinhentos e oitenta e um pacientes transplantados foram avaliados. As etiologias mais prevalentes de anormalidades hepáticas foram hepatite C e B, sobrecarga de ferro, doença hepática gordurosa não alcoólica e lesão hepática induzida por drogas. A causa mais comum — hepatite C — foi analisada em maiores detalhes. Em comparação com as outras causas, essa infecção foi a mais frequente em pacientes mais velhos, pacientes do sexo feminino e pacientes com mais tempo de transplante e hemodiálise. A análise dos dois períodos mostrou que os pacientes do período 1 (P1 — 1993 a 2005) eram mais velhos e encaminhados com maior frequência devido à sorologia positiva; encaminhamento devido a anormalidades de aminotransferases predominou durante o período 2 (P2 — 2006 a 2018). Os diagnósticos predominantes foram hepatite C e B durante P1 e doença hepática gordurosa não alcoólica e lesão hepática induzida por drogas durante P2. Conclusão A avaliação das principais alterações hepáticas em receptores de transplante renal é importante, pois permite melhor manejo desses pacientes na investigação diagnóstica e no tratamento e contribui para a prevenção de complicações nesta população especial.

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Arq. gastroenterol ; 59(1): 123-128, Jan.-Mar. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1374445

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ABSTRACT Background Supplementation with probiotics, prebiotics and symbiotics has shown positive effects on clinical markers and risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Objective To evaluate the effect of supplementation with probiotic, prebiotic or symbiotic on intestinal microbiota in NAFLD patients. Methods Two investigators conducted independently search for articles in the Medline databases, via PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, Lilacs, Central Cochrane Library, Clinical Trials.gov and on the Ovid platform for the gray literature search. Results A total of 3,423 papers were identified by searching the electronic databases; 1,560 of them were duplicate and they were excluded; 1,825 articles were excluded after reading the title and abstract. A total of 39 articles were select to reading, however only four articles met the eligibility criteria to include in this systematic review. Three of the included studies that used prebiotic or symbiotic supplementation showed that after the intervention there were changes in the intestinal microbiota pattern. Only in one study such changes were not observed. A high risk of bias was observed in most assessments. Conclusion Although there is a possible change in the gut microbiota of individuals with NAFLD after supplementation with symbiotics or prebiotics, a clinical indication as part of NAFLD treatment is not yet possible.


RESUMO Contexto A suplementação com probióticos, prebióticos e simbióticos mostrou efeitos positivos sobre marcadores clínicos e fatores de risco para doença hepática gordurosa não alcoólica (DHGNA). Objetivo Avaliar o efeito da suplementação com probióticos, prebióticos ou simbióticos na microbiota intestinal em pacientes com DHGNA. Métodos Dois pesquisadores realizaram buscas independentes de artigos nas bases de dados Medline, via PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, Lilacs, Biblioteca Central Cochrane, Clinical Trials.gov e na plataforma Ovid para busca de literatura cinza. Os títulos e resumos foram lidos para excluir artigos irrelevantes. Em seguida, os artigos selecionados foram lidos na íntegra e avaliados de acordo com os critérios de elegibilidade. O risco de viés foi avaliado de acordo com a Cochrane. Resultados Um total de 3.423 artigos foram identificado por meio de busca nas bases de dados eletrônicas; 1.560 deles eram duplicados e foram excluídos; 1.825 artigos foram excluídos após a leitura do título e do resumo. Um total de 39 artigos foram selecionado para leitura, porém apenas quatro artigos atenderam aos critérios de elegibilidade para inclusão nesta revisão sistemática. Três dos estudos incluídos que utilizaram suplementação de prebióticos ou simbióticos mostraram que após a intervenção ocorreram mudanças no padrão da microbiota intestinal. Apenas em um estudo tais mudanças não foram observadas. Um elevado risco de viés foi observado na maioria das avaliações. Conclusão Embora haja uma possível alteração na microbiota intestinal de indivíduos com DHGNA após a suplementação com simbióticos ou prebióticos, uma indicação clínica como parte do tratamento da DHGNA ainda não é possível.

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Rev. colomb. gastroenterol ; 37(1): 24-32, Jan.-Mar. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1376902

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Abstract Introduction: Cirrhosis is the final stage of chronically progressive liver diseases of various etiologies. It is a common disease, with a variable prevalence in each country. Its peak incidence occurs between 40 and 50 years of age, predominantly in men. Aims: To compare a cohort of patients diagnosed with cirrhosis, evaluate their complications and survival according to etiology, describe clinical and laboratory aspects, and determine the role of a fatty liver. Materials and methods: A retrospective cohort study was carried out with patients who held a specialized hepatology consultation in the center of liver and digestive diseases (CEHYD) in Bogotá, Colombia, between January 2010 and June 2019. Results: We reviewed a total of 1,200 medical records (56.8 % women). There were no statistically significant differences in median survival between groups by etiology, sex, presence or absence of complications, or Child. We noted that the older the age at the diagnosis of cirrhosis, the higher the risk of death; HR 1.04 (95 % CI 1.02-1.075). For each month that follow-up increases, the risk of death decreases by 90 %; HR 0.1 (95 % CI 0.03-0.29). For each month that the follow-up of complications increases, the risk of death is reduced by 2 %; HR 0.98 (95 % CI 0.97-0.99). Conclusions: Survival by etiology was similar in the different groups. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) was the leading cause of cirrhosis in this cohort. Efforts should focus on its diagnosis and management in the early stages.


Resumen Introducción: la cirrosis es el estadio final de enfermedades hepáticas crónicamente progresivas de diferentes etiologías. Es una enfermedad frecuente, con una prevalencia variable en cada país. Su pico de incidencia se presenta entre los 40 y 50 años, predominantemente en hombres. Objetivos: comparar una cohorte de pacientes con diagnóstico de cirrosis, evaluar sus complicaciones y sobrevida de acuerdo con su etiología, describir los aspectos clínicos y de laboratorio, y determinar el papel del hígado graso. Materiales y métodos: se realizó un estudio de cohorte retrospectiva, en donde se incluyeron pacientes que asistieron a consulta especializada de hepatología en el centro de enfermedades hepáticas y digestivas (CEHYD), en la ciudad de Bogotá, durante enero de 2010 y junio de 2019. Resultados: se revisaron un total de 1200 historias clínicas (56,8 % mujeres). No se evidenció diferencias estadísticamente significativas en las medianas de sobrevida entre los grupos por etiologías, sexo, presencia o no de complicaciones, o Child. Se evidenció que entre mayor edad en el diagnóstico de cirrosis, el riesgo de muerte es mayor; HR 1,04 (IC 95 % 1,02-1,075). Por cada mes que aumenta el seguimiento se reduce el riesgo de muerte en 90 %; HR 0,1 (IC 95 % 0,03-0,29). Por cada mes que aumenta el seguimiento de las complicaciones se reduce el riesgo de muerte en 2 %; HR 0,98 (IC 95 % 0,97-0,99). Conclusiones: La sobrevida por etiología fue similar en los diferentes grupos. La esteatohepatitis no alcohólica (NASH) fue la principal causa de cirrosis en esta cohorte. Se deben orientar esfuerzos a su diagnóstico y manejo en fases tempranas.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Survival , Fibrosis , Fatty Liver , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease , Patients , Medical Records , Disease , Incidence , Cohort Studies , Death , Liver Diseases
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Rev. chil. nutr ; 49(1)feb. 2022.
Article in Spanish | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1388590

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RESUMEN Antecedentes: La enfermedad por hígado graso no alcohólico (EHGNA) tiene una elevada prevalencia a nivel mundial, y puede ir desde la esteatosis simple hasta hepatocarcinoma. Su origen es multifactorial, siendo la dieta poco saludable un factor clave en su patogenia y progresión. Los polifenoles son antioxidantes que han mostrado beneficios en el tratamiento de la EHGNA. Una fuente emergente de estos compuestos son los residuos agroindustriales, entre ellos, la cáscara de granada. La cáscara de granada tiene un alto contenido de polifenoles, específicamente de elagitaninos. Su extracto fenólico (extracto de cáscara de granada; ECG) ha mostrado efectos promisorios a nivel metabólico. Sin embargo, su uso presenta algunas limitantes que deben ser consideradas antes de recomendar su ingesta mediante alimentos funcionales o nutracéuticos para prevención o tratamiento de EHGNA. Objetivo: Discutir a partir de datos obtenidos en estudios in vitro y modelos animales, el potencial terapéutico de los polifenoles obtenidos de la cáscara de granada para prevención y tratamiento de la EHGNA. Metodología: Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en bases de datos PubMed y Web of Science (2015 a la fecha) de estudios en modelos de esteatosis hepática in vitro y en animales, además de ensayos clínicos relacionados. Conclusión: Existen datos promisorios sobre el uso del ECG en alteraciones metabólicas propias de la EHGNA y esteatosis hepática, principalmente a nivel de perfil lipídico. Se deben discutir las dosis y formas de administración, con el fin de mejorar su estabilidad y biodisponibilidad. Se requieren ensayos clínicos controlados que confirmen los efectos en humanos.


ABSTRACT Background: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has a high prevalence worldwide and can range from simple steatosis to hepatocarcinoma. Its causes are multifactorial, with an unhealthy diet being a key factor in its pathogenesis and progression. Polyphenols are antioxidants that have shown benefits in treating NAFLD. An emerging source of these compounds is agro-industrial by-products, including pomegranate peels. Pomegranate peels are high in polyphenols, specifically ellagitannins. Its polyphenolic extract (PPE) has shown promising metabolic benefits. However, its use has some limitations that must be considered before recommending its intake through functional foods or nutraceuticals to prevent or treat NAFLD. Objective: This article aims to discuss, using results from in vitro studies and animal models, the therapeutic potential of polyphenols obtained from pomegranate peels to prevent and treat NAFLD. Methods: A bibliographic search was carried out in PubMed and Web of Science databases (2015 to date) of in vitro and animal model studies of hepatic steatosis, in addition to related clinical trials. Conclusion: There are promising data on the use of PPE in metabolic disorders typical of NAFLD and hepatic steatosis, mainly improving lipid profile. Doses and vehicles of administration should be discussed to improve stability and bioavailability. Controlled clinical trials are required to confirm the effects in humans.

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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 120(1): S19-S61, feb 2022. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1353860

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La historia natural de la enfermedad hepática crónica (EHC) se caracteriza por una fase de cirrosis compensada asintomática seguida de una fase descompensada, que se acompaña de signos clínicos evidentes, de los cuales los más frecuentes son la ascitis, las hemorragias, la encefalopatía y la ictericia. Esta guía actualizada sobre el manejo de pacientes con EHC en la edad pediátrica fue confeccionada con el propósito de mejorar la práctica clínica de estos pacientes complejos y darle herramientas al pediatra de cabecera para un seguimiento adecuado. Para ello, un grupo de expertos subrayó la importancia del inicio temprano del tratamiento etiológico en cualquier grado de enfermedad hepática y ampliaron su labor jerarquizando las complicaciones de la cirrosis: ascitis, hemorragia digestiva, infecciones, malnutrición; aspectos endocrinológicos, neurológicos, oftalmológicos y gastrointestinales; y complicaciones vasculares pulmonares y renales. Se incluyeron, además, aspectos psicosociales, así como el cuidado del adolescente en su transición a la vida adulta.


The natural history of chronic liver disease (CLD) is characterized by a phase of asymptomatic compensated cirrhosis followed by a decompensated phase, accompanied by the development of evident clinical signs, the most frequent being ascites, hemorrhages, encephalopathy and jaundice. This updated guideline on the management of pediatric patients with CLD was developed with the purpose of improving the clinical practice of these complex patients and to provide the pediatrician with tools for an adequate follow-up. To this end, a group of experts, after stressing the importance of early initiation of etiologic treatment in any degree of liver disease, expanded their work to include a hierarchy of complications of cirrhosis: ascites, gastrointestinal bleeding, infections, malnutrition, endocrinological, neurological, ophthalmological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary vascular and renal complications. Psychosocial aspects including the care of the adolescent in their transition to adult life were also included.


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Humans , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Ascites/etiology , Jaundice , Follow-Up Studies , Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage/etiology , Liver Cirrhosis/therapy
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Säo Paulo med. j ; 140(2): 199-206, Jan.-Feb. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1366037

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are frequent complaints from individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Dyspepsia is a universal clinical symptom and is among the most common GI complaints observed in the general population, but its prevalence in the population with NAFLD has not been previously investigated. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of functional dyspepsia (FD) between patients with NAFLD and controls without liver disease. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study at the Outpatient Liver Clinic, University Hospital, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. METHODS: We included 96 NAFLD patients and 105 controls without liver disease. All participants were assessed for GI symptoms in accordance with the Rome III criteria. Evaluation methods included a questionnaire for FD (validated in Brazil), laboratory tests and upper GI endoscopy. RESULTS: Mean age and sex were similar between the groups. The NAFLD group presented higher frequency of proton-pump inhibitor usage (31.3% vs 4.8%; P < 0.001) and prevalence of FD (25.0% versus 12.4%; P = 0.021). The symptom frequencies were as follows: postprandial distress, 22.9% versus 11.4% (P = 0.030); postprandial fullness, 18.8% versus 10.5% (P = 0.095); early satiation, 8.3% versus 5.7% (P = 0.466); and epigastric pain or burning, 18.8% versus 5.7% (P = 0.004), in NAFLD patients and controls, respectively. Multivariate analysis demonstrated that female sex (odds ratio, OR 6.97; 95% confidence interval, CI: 1.51-32.12; P = 0.013) and NAFLD diagnosis (OR 2.45; 95% CI: 1.14-5.27; P = 0.021) were independently associated with FD occurrence. CONCLUSION: FD occurs more frequently in individuals with NAFLD than in controls without hepatic disease.


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Humans , Female , Dyspepsia/diagnosis , Dyspepsia/epidemiology , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease/complications , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease/epidemiology , Abdominal Pain , Prevalence , Cross-Sectional Studies
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Rev. Eugenio Espejo ; 16(1): 39-49, 20220111.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1352995

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La hepatopatía crónica más prevalente en el mundo es la esteatosis hepática no alcohólica. Así, se realizó una investigación con el objetivo de determinar los factores asociados a esa patología en pacientes atendidos en el Centro de salud tipo B Chambo, Ecuador, durante 2020. Se realizó un estudio con enfoque cuantitativo, de tipo no experimental, correlacional y retrospectivo. Las historias clínicas seleccionadas aportaron los datos de las variables de interés. La media de la edad de los involucrados fue de 54,43 ± 8,10 años. El 60,38% tenía hipertensión arterial, el 52,83% diabetes mellitus, el 62,26% sobrepeso u obesidad y el 49,06% dislipidemia, determi-nando que estas comorbilidades tuvieron una relación significativa con la enfermedad objeto de estudio, la que resultó más incidente en edades mayores de 50 años. Las personas sedentarias o con bajos niveles de actividad física mostraron de ALT y AST.


The most prevalent chronic liver disease in the world is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Thus, research aimed to determine the factors associated with this pathology in patients treated at the Type B Chambo Health Center, Ecuador, during 2020. A study was carried out with a quantitati-ve, non-experimental, correlational, and retrospective approach. The selected medical records provided the information for the variables of interest. The mean age of the population was 54.43 ± 8.10 years of age. 60.38% had arterial hypertension, 52.83% diabetes mellitus, 62.26% overweight or obesity and 49.06% dyslipidemia. It was determined that these comorbidities had a significant relationship with the disease under study, which was more incident in ages older than 50. Sedentary people or those ones with low levels of physical activity showed ALT and AST.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Comorbidity , Abiotic Factors , Liver Diseases , Exercise , Cholesterol , Overweight
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-936366

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the changes of tetraspanin 8 (TSPAN8) expression levels and its role in lipid metabolism during the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).@*METHODS@#Thirty male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into normal diet group and high-fat diet (HFD) group (n=15), and after feeding for 1, 3, and 6 months, the expression levels of TSPAN8 in the liver tissues of the mice were detected with Western blotting. In a HepG2 cell model of NAFLD induced by free fatty acids (FFA), the effect of TSPAN8 overexpression on lipid accumulation was examined using Oil Red O staining and an automated biochemical analyzer, and the mRNA expressions of the key genes involved in lipid metabolism were detected using qRT-PCR.@*RESULTS@#Western blotting showed that compared with that in mice with normal feeding, the expression of TSPAN8 was significantly decreased in the liver tissues of mice with HFD feeding for 3 and 6 months (P < 0.05). In HepG2 cells, treatment with FFA significantly decreased the expression of TSPAN8 at both the mRNA and protein levels (P < 0.01). TSPAN8 overexpression in FFA-treated cells showed significantly lowered intracellular triglyceride levels (P < 0.001) and obviously reduced mRNA expression of fatty acid transport protein 5 (FATP5) (P < 0.01). The expression of FATP5 was significantly increased in FFA-treated cells as compared with the control cells (P < 0.001).@*CONCLUSION@#TSPAN8 is involved in lipid metabolism in NAFLD, and overexpression of TSPAN8 may inhibit cellular lipid deposition by reducing the expression of FATP5.


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Animals , Diet, High-Fat/adverse effects , Fatty Acids, Nonesterified , Lipid Metabolism , Liver/metabolism , Male , Mice , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease/metabolism , RNA, Messenger/metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-936343

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the mechanism underlying the hepatoprotective effect of dihydromyricetin (DMY) against lipid accumulation in light of the lipophagy pathway and the inhibitory effect of DMY on HepG2 cell proliferation.@*METHODS@#LO2 cells were cultured in the presence of 10% FBS for 24 h and treated with 100 μg/mL DMY, or exposed to 50% FBS for 24 h followed by treatment with 50, 100, or 200 μg/mL DMY; the cells in recovery group were cultured in 50% FBS for 24 h and then in 10% FBS for another 24 h. Oil red O staining was used to observe the accumulation of lipid droplets in the cells, and the levels of TC, TG, and LDL and activities of AST, ALT and LDH were measured. The expression of LC3 protein was detected using Western blotting. AO staining and transmission electron microscopy were used to determine the numbers of autophagolysosomes and autophagosomes, respectively. The formation of autophagosomes was observed with MDC staining, and the mRNA expression levels of LC3, ATG7, AMPK, mTOR, p62 and Beclin1 were determined with q-PCR. Flow cytometry was performed to analyze the effect of 50, 100, and 200 μg/mL DMY on cell cycle and apoptosis of HepG2 cells; DNA integrity in the treated cells was examined with cell DNA fragmentation test.@*RESULTS@#DMY treatment and pretreatment obviously inhibited lipid accumulation and reduced the levels of TC, TG, LDL and enzyme activities of AST, ALT and LDH in LO2 cells (P < 0.05). In routinely cultured LO2 cells, DMY significantly promoted the formation of autophagosomes and autophagolysosomes and upregulated the expression of LC3 protein. DMY obviously attenuated high FBS-induced inhibition of autophagosome formation in LO2 cells, up- regulated the mRNA levels of LC3, ATG7, Beclin1 and AMPK, and downregulated p62 and mTOR mRNA levels (P < 0.05 or 0.01). In HepG2 cells, DMY caused obvious cell cycle arrest, inhibited cell proliferation, and induced late apoptosis and DNA fragmentation.@*CONCLUSION@#DMY reduces lipid accumulation in LO2 cells by regulating the AMPK/ mTOR-mediated lipophagy pathway and inhibits the proliferation of HepG2 by causing cell cycle arrest and promoting apoptosis.


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AMP-Activated Protein Kinases/metabolism , Autophagy , Beclin-1 , Cell Proliferation , Flavonols , Hep G2 Cells , Humans , Lipids , RNA, Messenger , Signal Transduction , TOR Serine-Threonine Kinases/metabolism
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