Mohamed I F Shariff

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Improvements in imaging technology allow exploitation of the dual blood supply of the liver to aid in the identification and characterisation of both malignant and benign liver lesions. Imaging techniques available include contrast enhanced ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This review discusses the application of several(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the commonest primary hepatic malignancy worldwide. Current serum diagnostic biomarkers, such as alpha-fetoprotein, are expensive and insensitive in early tumor diagnosis. Urinary biomarkers differentiating HCC from chronic liver disease would be practical and widely applicable. Using an 11.7T nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignancy and now the second commonest global cause of cancer death. HCC tumorigenesis is relatively silent and patients experience late symptomatic presentation. As the option for curative treatments is limited to early stage cancers, diagnosis in non-symptomatic individuals is crucial. International guidelines(More)
The advent of metabonomics has seen a proliferation of biofluid profiling studies of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The majority of these studies have been conducted in single indigenous populations making the widespread applicability of candidate metabolite biomarkers difficult. Presented here is a urinary proton nuclear magnetic resonance(More)
Metabolic profiling or 'metabonomics' is an investigatory method that allows metabolic changes associated with the presence of an underlying pathological process to be investigated. Various biofluids can be utilized in the process but urine, serum and fecal extract are most pertinent to the investigation of gastrointestinal and hepatological disease.(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Cholangiocarcinoma is the second most common primary liver tumour, worldwide. Its incidence and mortality are rising, the cause of which is unclear. Cholangiocarcinoma usually presents late, with obstructive jaundice, malaise, weight loss and discomfort. For most patients, complete surgical resection, the only potential cure, is not(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the commonest primary hepatic malignancy and the third most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Incidence remains highest in the developing world and is steadily increasing across the developed world. The majority of HCC occurs on a background of cirrhosis, principally caused by two major risk factors, chronic(More)
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides a non-invasive 'window' on biochemical processes within the body. Its use is no longer restricted to the field of research, with applications in clinical practice increasingly common. MRS can be conducted at high magnetic field strengths (typically 11-14 T) on body fluids, cell extracts and tissue samples, with(More)
BACKGROUND Discriminatory metabolic profiles have been described in urinary 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy studies of African patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to assess similarities in a UK cohort, where there is a greater etiological diversity. METHODS Urine from cirrhosis and HCC patients was analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Previous studies have observed disturbances in the 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) blood spectral profiles in malignancy. No study has metabotyped serum or plasma of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients from two diverse populations. We aimed to delineate the HCC patient metabotype from Nigeria (mostly hepatitis B virus infected) and(More)