Plasma Cathepsin D Levels: A Novel Tool to Predict Pediatric Hepatic Inflammation.
Maastricht, Netherlands. In Am J Gastroenterol, 03 Apr 2015
At the time of liver biopsy, blood was taken and levels of CatD, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and cytokeratin-18 (CK-18) were measured in plasma.RESULTS:Plasma CatD levels were significantly lower in subjects with liver inflammation compared with steatotic subjects.
Factors associated with the platelet count in patients with chronic hepatitis C.
Bethesda, United States. In Thromb Res, 19 Mar 2015
RESULTS: On univariate analysis, the following variables were significantly associated with the platelet count: age, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), direct bilirubin, total bilirubin, IPF, international normalized ratio (INR), spleen size, vWF, glycocalicin, fibrosis stage on liver biopsy, and TE (P-values all <0.05).
Long-term safety and efficacy of factor IX gene therapy in hemophilia B.
Aş Şanamayn, Syria. In N Engl J Med, Dec 2014
A transient increase in the mean alanine aminotransferase level to 86 IU per liter (range, 36 to 202) occurred between week 7 and week 10 in 4 of the 6 patients in the high-dose group but resolved over a median of 5 days (range, 2 to 35) after prednisolone treatment.
Safety and efficacy of idalopirdine, a 5-HT6 receptor antagonist, in patients with moderate Alzheimer's disease (LADDER): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial.
Southampton, United Kingdom. In Lancet Neurol, Nov 2014
The most common adverse events (occurring in >3% of patients) were increased γ-glutamyltransferase (14 [10%] patients in the idalopirdine group vs two [2%] in the placebo group), diarrhoea (six [4%] vs nine [7%]), urinary tract infection (three [2%] vs nine [7%]), fall (three [2%] vs eight [6%]), increased alanine aminotransferase (nine [6%] vs none), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (two [5%] vs none).
An approach to acanthosis nigricans.
Mumbai, India. In Indian Dermatol Online J, Jul 2014
Other investigations needed are fasting lipoprotein profile, fasting glucose, fasting insulin, hemoglobin and alanine aminotransferase for obesity associated AN and radiological investigations (plain radiography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging/computerized tomography) for malignancy associated AN.
Androgens for the anaemia of chronic kidney disease in adults.
Seoul, South Korea. In Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2013
The small number of included studies, and low participant numbers adversely influenced evidence quality overall.We found limited evidence (1 study, 24 participants) to indicate that oxymetholone can increase haemoglobin (Hb) (MD 1.90 g/dL, 95% CI 1.66 to 2.14), haematocrit (HCT) (MD 27.10%, 95% CI 26.49 to 27.71), change in albumin (MD 4.91 g/L, 95% CI 3.69 to 6.13), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (MD 54.50 U/L, 95% CI 43.94 to 65.06), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (MD 47.33 U/L, 95% CI 37.69 to 56.97); and decrease high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (MD -15.66 mg/dL, 95% CI -24.84 to -6.48).