Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

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ISSN / EISSN : 22250719 / 23108819
Current Publisher: Xia & He Publishing Inc. (10.14218)
Total articles ≅ 338
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Caiyun Nie, Lei Zhang, Xiaobing Chen, Ying Li, Fushuang Ha, Hua Liu, Tao Han
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 1-6; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00045

Tomislav Kizivat, Ivana Maric, Dunja Mudri, Ines Bilic Curcic, Dragan Primorac, Martina Smolic
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 1-7; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00027

Hong-Lian Gui, Chang-Qing Zhao, Yan Wang, Hong-Tu Gu, Wei-Jing Wang, Wei Cai, Qing Guo, Shi-San Bao, Lie-Ming Xu, Qing Xie
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 1-8; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00004

Christopher Cao, Dina Halegoua-DeMarzio, Shady Guirguis, Crystal Chen, Jonathan M. Fenkel, Steven Herrine
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 1-5; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00010

Background and Aims: This study serves to revisit the effects of liver transplantation (LT) on employment in an era of improving survival outcomes post-transplant, and to identify areas of improvement in the transplant process to better optimize post-LT employment and patient satisfaction.
Amelia Fierro-Fine, Leana Guerin, Hasan Hicsasmaz, Kyle E. Brown
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 1-9; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00022

Background and Aims: Hepatocellular iron accumulation in patients with chronic liver disease has been linked to adverse outcomes. The objective of this study was to identify clinical factors associated with hemosiderosis.
Marion Duriez, Agnes Jacquet, Lucile Hoet, Sandrine Roche, Marie-Dominique Bock, Corinne Rocher, Gilles Haussy, Xavier Vigé, Zsolt Bocskei, Tamara Slavnic, et al.
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 1-12; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00015

Background and Aims: To better understand nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) disease progression and to evaluate drug targets and compound activity, we undertook the development of an in vitro 3D model to mimic liver architecture and the NASH environment.
Myra Nasir, George Y. Wu
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 1-9; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00030

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a global health problem, affecting about 20 million people worldwide. There is significant overlap of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HEV endemicity in many Asian countries where dual infections with HEV and HBV can occur. Though the clinical course of HEV is largely self-limited, HEV superinfection in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) can result in acute exacerbation of underlying CHB. HEV superinfection in patients with CHB-related cirrhosis has been identified as a risk factor for decompensated cirrhosis and an independent predictor of mortality. Whereas acute HEV infection in pregnancy can cause fulminant liver failure, the few studies on pregnant patients with dual HBV and HEV infection have shown a subclinical course. Immunosuppression is a risk factor for the development of chronic HEV infection, which can be managed by decreasing the dose of immune-suppressants and administering ribavirin. Vaccination for HEV has been developed and is in use in China but its efficacy in patients with CHB has yet to be established in the USA. In this review, we appraise studies on dual infection with HEV and HBV, including the effect of HEV superinfection and coinfection in CHB, management strategies used and the role of active vaccination in the prevention of HEV.
Yue Chang, Hai Li
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 222-229; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00026

The incidence rate and mortality of liver fibrosis caused by various etiologies are high throughout the world. Liver fibrosis, the subsequent cirrhosis and other serious related complications threaten the health of patients and represent a serious medical burden; yet, there is still a lack of approved methods to prevent or reverse liver fibrosis. Therefore, effective hepatic antifibrotic drugs are urgently needed. The activation and proliferation of hepatic stellate cells are still the mechanisms of fibrosis that remain the focus of therapeutic research. In recent years, significant progress has been made in the development and applicability of antifibrosis drugs. In this review, we summarize the effectiveness and safety of available antifibrosis drugs utilizing different targets. In addition, some characteristics of antifibrosis drugs in phase II and III trials are introduced in detail.
Shima Ghavimi, Tehila Apfel, Hamed Azimi, Alana Persaud, Nikolaos T. Pyrsopoulos
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 168-176; doi:10.14218/jcth.2020.00001

With mortality rates of liver cancer doubling in the last 20 years, this disease is on the rise and has become the fifth most common cancer in men and the seventh most common cancer in women. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents approximately 90% of all primary liver cancers and is a major global health concern. Patients with HCC can be managed curatively with surgical resection or with liver transplantation, if they are diagnosed at an early stage. Unfortunately, most patients with HCC present with advanced stages of the disease and have underlying liver dysfunction, which allows only 15% of patients to be eligible for curative treatment. Several different treatment modalities are available, including locoregional therapy radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, percutaneous ethanol injection, trans-arterial chemoembolization, transarterial radio-embolization, cryoablation, radiation therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, systemic chemotherapy, molecularly targeted therapies, and immunotherapy. Immunotherapy has recently become a promising method for inhibiting HCC tumor progression, recurrence, and metastasis. The term “Immunotherapy” is a catch-all, encompassing a wide range of applications and targets, including HCC vaccines, adoptive cell therapy, immune checkpoint inhibitors, and use of oncolytic viruses to treat HCC. Immunotherapy in HCC is a relatively safe option for treating patients with advanced disease in the USA who are either unable to receive or failed sorafenib/lenvatinib therapy and thus may offer an additional survival benefit for these patients. The purpose of this review is to elaborate on some of the most recent advancements in immunotherapy.
Li Yang, Kyle Lewis
Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, Volume 8, pp 177-183; doi:10.14218/jcth.2019.00031

The lineage of the erythroid cell has been revisited in recent years. Instead of being classified as simply inert oxygen carriers, emerging evidence has shown that they are a tightly regulated in immune potent population with potential developmental plasticity for lineage crossing. Erythroid cells have been reported to exert immune regulatory function through secreted cytokines, or cell-cell contact, depending on the conditions of the microenvironment and disease models. In this review, we explain the natural history of erythroid cells in the liver through a developmental lens, as it offers perspectives into newly recognized roles of this lineage in liver biology. Here, we review the known immune roles of erythroid cells and discuss the mechanisms in the context of disease models and stages. Then, we explore the capability of erythroid lineage as a cell source for regenerative medicine. We propose that the versatile lineage of erythroid cells provides an underappreciated and potentially promising area for basic and translational research in the field of liver disease.
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