Michael A. Fuchs

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UNLABELLED Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a dysfunctional gut-liver-brain axis in cirrhosis which can negatively impact outcomes. This altered gut-brain relationship has been treated using gut-selective antibiotics such as rifaximin, that improve cognitive function in HE, especially its subclinical form, minimal HE (MHE). However, the precise(More)
In the present investigation, regional ATP, glucose, and lactate contents were examined in the cortical and subcortical structures after cold lesion in rats. Bioluminescence imaging of ATP, glucose, and lactate was performed in serial tissue sections at 4 h (n = 4), 12 h (n = 4) and 24 h (n = 4) after cold injury or sham surgery. Bioluminescence images were(More)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently evolving as the most common liver disease worldwide. It may progress to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer and is poised to represent the most common indication for liver transplantation in the near future. The pathogenesis of NAFLD is multifactorial and not fully understood, but it represents an insulin(More)
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important determinant of prognosis in cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy (HE). However due to inherent cognitive dysfunction, insight into HRQOL severity in patients with liver disease may be impaired. To assess insight into HRQOL using PROMIS tools compared to norms in cirrhotic patients. PROMIS tools are(More)
BACKGROUND In colon cancer patients, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and high dietary glycemic load have been associated with increased risk of cancer recurrence. High sugar-sweetened beverage intake has been associated with obesity, diabetes, and cardio-metabolic diseases, but the influence on colon cancer survival is unknown. METHODS We assessed the(More)
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