Learn More
BACKGROUND AND AIM Macrophage inflammatory protein 3alpha (MIP-3alpha) is a recently described lymphocyte directed C-C chemokine expressed predominately at extralymphoid sites, including the intestine. The aim of this study was to determine whether colonic epithelial cells produce MIP-3alpha and whether its expression is upregulated in inflammatory bowel(More)
CONTEXT Malnutrition in cirrhotic patients with end-stage disease is common, and the degree of nutritional debilitation can play an important role in the pathogenesis of complications and cause a negative impact on prognosis. However, it involves difficulties and controversies regarding the identification of the best nutritional assessment method. (More)
Lidocaine and related local anaesthetics have been shown to be effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). However, the mechanisms underlying their therapeutic effect are poorly defined. Intestinal epithelial cells play an important role in the mucosal inflammatory response that leads to tissue damage in UC via the secretion of pro-inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND Carriers of hepatitis C virus have lower levels of total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein-cholesterol, low density lipoprotein- cholesterol and triglycerides compared to uninfected patients. With the progression of liver disease, the values ​​for cholesterol and its fractions reduce linearly, with reduction ratio of lipid profile and markers(More)
BACKGROUND In cirrhosis the production of cholesterol and lipoproteins is altered. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the lipid profile by measuring total cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein and triglyceride levels in patients with cirrhosis caused by alcoholism and/or hepatitis C virus infection and determine its(More)
Background Patients with liver disease often present protein-energy malnutrition. The assessment of food intake is very important in the investigation regarding the "health-disease" process. Objective To assess dietary intake of cirrhotic patients through food record during 3 days, correlating it with the nutritional status of the patient and the stage of(More)
  • 1