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Letter: hepatocellular carcinoma risk in patients with non-selective beta blockers-authors' reply.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Fang Li, Yifang Dang, C Burcin Taner, Liu Yang, Cui Tao,

Aliment Pharmacol Ther (Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics)
[2021, 54(8):1095-1096]

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Editorial: when to start carvedilol in cirrhosis-time to reconsider? Authors' reply.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Fang Li, C Burcin Taner, Liu Yang, Cui Tao,

Aliment Pharmacol Ther (Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics)
[2021, 54(5):728-729]

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COVID-19 and liver injury: a meta-analysis.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Patompong Ungprasert, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Denise M Harnois, Himesh B Zaver, Aijaz Ahmed, Donghee Kim,

<h4>Background/aims</h4>The number of cases with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has exceeded seven million worldwide. However, the data describing the global prevalence of liver injury associated with COVID-19 is lacking secondary to the novelty of this ongoing pandemic. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the association between COVID-19 and liver ... Read more >>

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol (European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology)
[2021, 33(7):990-995]

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Association between Sarcopenic Obesity and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Fibrosis detected by Fibroscan.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Elizabeth S Aby, Aijaz Ahmed, Donghee Kim,

<h4>Background and aims</h4>Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and sarcopenic obesity share several pathophysiologic backgrounds. No prior studies have determined a plausible association between sarcopenic obesity and NAFLD and NAFLD-associated fibrosis. We aim to investigate the association between sarcopenic obesity and NAFLD, and NAFLD-associated fibrosis detected by transient elastography.<h4>Methods</h4>In a cross-sectional ... Read more >>

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis (Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD)
[2021, 30(2):227-232]

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Increased rates of spinal fusion surgery in patients with hereditary hemochromatosis: a five-year propensity matched cohort analysis.

Alex M Kesler, Paul T Kröner, Karn Wijarnpreecha, William C Palmer,

<h4>Object</h4>Spinal arthropathy is associated with hereditary hemochromatosis and has been linked to calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystal deposition (CPPD) which resembles ankylosing spondylitis on radiograph, yet lacks clinical findings of inflammatory spinal arthritis. The aim of our study was to assess the use of spinal surgery and its outcomes in the ... Read more >>

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol (European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology)
[2021, 33(6):899-904]

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Nonselective beta-blockers are associated with a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma among cirrhotic patients in the United States.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Fang Li, Yang Xiang, Xun Xu, Cong Zhu, Vahed Maroufy, Qing Wang, Wei Tao, Yifang Dang, Huy Anh Pham, Yujia Zhou, Jianfu Li, Xinyuan Zhang, Hua Xu, C Burcin Taner, Liu Yang, Cui Tao,

<h4>Background</h4>Previous studies have demonstrated an association between nonselective beta-blockers (NSBBs) and lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis. However, there has been no population-based study investigating the risk of HCC among cirrhotic patients treated using carvedilol.<h4>Aims</h4>To determine the risk of HCC among cirrhotic patients with NSBBs including carvedilol.<h4>Methods</h4>This retrospective ... Read more >>

Aliment Pharmacol Ther (Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics)
[2021, 54(4):481-492]

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The burden of Clostridioides difficile infection in patients with history of liver transplant and during index admission.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Elizabeth S Aby, Donghee Kim, Patompong Ungprasert, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Charat Thongprayoon, Frank J Lukens, Denise M Harnois, Paul T Kröner,

<h4>Background/objectives</h4>Liver transplant recipients have an increased risk of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) which associated with higher morbidity and mortality. CDI in liver transplant has been argued to increase hospital costs, charges, and length of stay (LOS) in small studies. However, no recent nationwide analysis determines these outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>This is a retrospective ... Read more >>

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol (European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology)
[2021, 33(6):894-898]

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Sarcopenia in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the United States.

Donghee Kim, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Keeryth K Sandhu, George Cholankeril, Aijaz Ahmed,

<h4>Background & aims</h4>Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been associated with sarcopenia. However, mortality in the setting of NAFLD-related sarcopenia remains undefined. We aim to determine the all-cause and cause-specific mortality from sarcopenia among adults with NAFLD in the USA.<h4>Methods</h4>11 065 individuals in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey ... Read more >>

Liver Int (Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver)
[2021, 41(8):1832-1840]

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Hepatitis E in solid organ transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Panupong Hansrivijit, Angkawipa Trongtorsak, Max M Puthenpura, Boonphiphop Boonpheng, Charat Thongprayoon, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Avishek Choudhury, Wisit Kaewput, Shennen A Mao, Michael A Mao, Caroline C Jadlowiec, Wisit Cheungpasitporn,

<h4>Background</h4>Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is underdiagnosed due to the use of serological assays with low sensitivity. Although most patients with HEV recover completely, HEV infection among patients with pre-existing chronic liver disease and organ-transplant recipients on immunosuppressive therapy can result in decompensated liver disease and death.<h4>Aim</h4>To demonstrate the prevalence ... Read more >>

World J Gastroenterol (World journal of gastroenterology)
[2021, 27(12):1240-1254]

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Modest alcohol consumption and risk of advanced liver fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Elizabeth S Aby, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Frank J Lukens, Denise M Harnois, Patompong Ungprasert,

<h4>Background</h4>Recent studies have suggested an association between modest alcohol consumption and a decreased risk of advanced liver fibrosis among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) although the results are inconsistent. The current systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to comprehensively investigate this possible association by identifying all the relevant ... Read more >>

Ann Gastroenterol (Annals of gastroenterology)
[2021, 34(4):568-574]

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A 3-Decade Analysis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma After Solid Organ Transplant.

Juan E Corral, Kristopher P Croome, Andrew P Keaveny, Bhaumik Brahmbhatt, Michael J Bartel, Paul T Kröner, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Rohan M Goswami, Massimo Raimondo, Michael B Wallace, Yan Bi, Omar Y Mousa,

<h4>Objective</h4>Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients have moderately increased risk of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC). We evaluated the incidence and survival of PAC in 2 cohorts and aimed to identify potential risk factors.<h4>Methods</h4>This study performed a retrospective cohort analysis. Cohort A was extracted from the United Network of Organ Sharing data set ... Read more >>

Pancreas (Pancreas)
[2021, 50(1):54-63]

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Use and outcomes of kidneys from donors with renal angiomyolipoma: A systematic review.

Desiree Garcia Anton, Karthik Kovvuru, Swetha R Kanduri, Narothama Reddy Aeddula, Tarun Bathini, Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Kaewput, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Kanramon Watthanasuntorn, Sohail Abdul Salim, Praise Matemavi, Pradeep Vaitla, Franco Cabeza Rivera, Wisit Cheungpasitporn,

<h4>Background</h4>Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is the most frequent mesenchymal tumor of the kidney. Although there is a rare possibility of malignant transformation of AML, this risk has not been studied in immunosuppressed patients. The safety of donors with AML and their kidney transplant recipients has not been well established.<h4>Methods</h4>A literature search ... Read more >>

Urol Ann (Urology annals)
[2021, 13(1):67-72]

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Evaluation and management of extrahepatic manifestations of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Elizabeth S Aby, Aijaz Ahmed, Donghee Kim,

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multisystemic disease and a rapidly growing cause of chronic liver disease in children and adults worldwide. Diagnosis and management of extrahepatic manifestations of NAFLD, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, obstructive sleep apnea, polycystic ovarian syndrome, ... Read more >>

Clin Mol Hepatol (Clinical and molecular hepatology)
[2021, 27(2):221-235]

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Hereditary hemochromatosis and risk of joint replacement surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Elizabeth S Aby, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Paul T Kroner, Denise M Harnois, William C Palmer, Patompong Ungprasert,

<h4>Background/objectives</h4>Arthritis is a known manifestation of hereditary hemochromatosis. However, whether patients with hereditary hemochromatosis have an increased risk of having joint replacement surgery compared to the general population is still unknown. This meta-analysis was conducted to better characterize this risk.<h4>Methods</h4>A comprehensive literature review was conducted utilizing the MEDLINE and EMBASE ... Read more >>

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol (European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology)
[2021, 33(1):96-101]

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Inpatient epidemiology and economic burden of granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a 10-year study of the national inpatient sample.

Patompong Ungprasert, Matthew J Koster, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon, Paul T Kroner,

<h4>Objective</h4>To characterize inpatient epidemiology and economic burden of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA).<h4>Methods</h4>Patients with GPA were identified from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), the largest inpatient database in the USA consisting of over 4000 non-federal acute care hospitals, using the ICD-9 CM code. A cohort of comparators without GPA was also ... Read more >>

Rheumatology (Oxford) (Rheumatology (Oxford, England))
[2020, 59(12):3685-3689]

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Statins and Risk of Cholangiocarcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Elizabeth S Aby, Hassan Ghoz, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Frank J Lukens, Denise M Harnois, Patompong Ungprasert,

<h4>Background and aims</h4>The use of statins has been shown to be associated with a decreased risk of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in many studies although the results have been inconsistent. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to further investigate this possible association by identifying all relevant studies and combining their results ... Read more >>

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis (Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases : JGLD)
[2020, 29(4):629-635]

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Outcomes following liver transplantation from HCV-seropositive donors to HCV-seronegative recipients.

Bashar Aqel, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Surakit Pungpapong, C Burcin Taner, Kunam Reddy, Michael Leise, Lanyu Mi, Rolland C Dickson,

<h4>Background & aims</h4>Grafts from HCV-seropositive donors can now be considered for liver transplantation (LT) owing to the advent of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). We report on our multicenter experience of transplanting liver grafts from HCV-seropositive donors into HCV-seronegative recipients.<h4>Methods</h4>This is a prospective multicenter observational study evaluating outcomes in adult HCV-seronegative LT ... Read more >>

J Hepatol (Journal of hepatology)
[2021, 74(4):873-880]

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Direct-acting antiviral agents decrease haemoglobin A1c level in patients with diabetes infected with hepatitis C virus: A systematic review & meta-analysis.

Kamolyut Lapumnuaypol, David Pisarcik, Prapaipan Putthapiban, Weera Sukhumthammarat, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon, Patompong Ungprasert,

<h4>Background & objectives</h4>Several epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is more prevalent in patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the eradication of HCV has been shown to decrease the risk of T2DM. This meta-analysis was undertaken to see if treatment with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) ... Read more >>

Indian J Med Res (The Indian journal of medical research)
[2020, 152(6):562-567]

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Impact of exposure to patients with COVID-19 on residents and fellows: an international survey of 1420 trainees.

Anne L Cravero, Nicole J Kim, Lauren D Feld, Kristin Berry, Atoosa Rabiee, Najdat Bazarbashi, Sandhya Bassin, Tzu-Hao Lee, Andrew M Moon, Xiaolong Qi, Peter S Liang, Elizabeth S Aby, Mohammad Qasim Khan, Kristen J Young, Arpan Patel, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Abdallah Kobeissy, Almoutaz Hashim, Allysia Houser, George N Ioannou,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To determine how self-reported level of exposure to patients with novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) affected the perceived safety, training and well-being of residents and fellows.<h4>Methods</h4>We administered an anonymous, voluntary, web-based survey to a convenience sample of trainees worldwide. The survey was distributed by email and social media posts from April ... Read more >>

Postgrad Med J (Postgraduate medical journal)
[2020, :]

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Association between cardiac conduction defect and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Paul T Kroner, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Patompong Ungprasert,

<h4>Background</h4>Cardiovascular disease is a common comorbidity of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), particularly coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. However, the relation between NAFLD and cardiac conduction defects has not been well studied. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to identify all available studies on this ... Read more >>

Ann Gastroenterol (Annals of gastroenterology)
[2020, 33(6):661-666]

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Incidence and Impacts of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases among Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Meta-Analysis.

Panupong Hansrivijit, Max M Puthenpura, Charat Thongprayoon, Himmat S Brar, Tarun Bathini, Karthik Kovvuru, Swetha R Kanduri, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Wisit Cheungpasitporn,

<h4>Background</h4>The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and its significance in kidney transplant recipients is not well established. We conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the incidence of and complications from IBD in adult kidney transplant recipients.<h4>Methods</h4>Eligible articles were searched through Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library ... Read more >>

Med Sci (Basel) (Medical sciences (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 8(3):]

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Acute Pancreatitis in Celiac Disease: Has the Inpatient Prevalence Changed and Is It Associated With Worse Outcomes?

Osayande Osagiede, Frank J Lukens, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Juan E Corral, Massimo Raimondo, Paul T Kröner,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Studies suggest that adults diagnosed with celiac disease (CD) are at higher risk of developing acute pancreatitis (AP). The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between CD and AP in terms of inpatient prevalence, mortality, morbidity, and resource utilization in the past decade.<h4>Methods</h4>Retrospective cohort study using the ... Read more >>

Pancreas (Pancreas)
[2020, 49(9):1202-1206]

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Statins and risk of peptic ulcer disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Pornchai Leelasinjaroen, Patompong Ungprasert,

<h4>Background/objectives</h4>Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders worldwide. Recent epidemiologic studies have suggested the protective effect of statins against the development of PUD although the results were inconsistent. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted with the aim to summarise all available data.<h4>Methods</h4>A literature review ... Read more >>

Arab J Gastroenterol (Arab journal of gastroenterology : the official publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology)
[2020, 21(3):135-138]

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Simultaneous liver transplant and sleeve gastrectomy not associated with worse index admission outcomes compared to liver transplant alone - a retrospective cohort study.

Karn Wijarnpreecha, Surakit Pungpapong, Elizabeth S Aby, Kristopher P Croome, Cemal Burcin Taner, Christopher C Thompson, Paul T Kröner,

Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) at the time of liver transplant (LT) has been argued to decrease resource utilization. However, larger studies examining outcomes are lacking. We aim to determine the outcomes of simultaneous SG and LT compared to LT alone. This is a retrospective cohort study using the 2011-2017 National Inpatient ... Read more >>

Transpl Int (Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation)
[2020, 33(11):1447-1452]

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Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy and Acute Pancreatitis: Higher Incidence and Worse Clinical Outcomes.

Juan E Corral, Paul T Kröner, Bhavya Yarlagadda, Lalitha P R Vemireddy, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Rohan M Goswami, Massimo Raimondo, Yan Bi,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of the study was to compare incidence and outcomes of acute pancreatitis among advanced heart failure therapies.<h4>Methods</h4>Two retrospective cohorts are as follows: A, patients with heart failure presenting to our hospitals and B, the US National Inpatient Sample. Three groups were compared: left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients, ... Read more >>

Pancreas (Pancreas)
[2020, 49(8):1069-1074]

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