Primary biliary cirrhosis

Common Name(s)

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic disease that affects the bile ducts within the liver. The bile ducts become inflamed and damaged, which causes bile to build up in the liver. This abnormal buildup destroys liver tissue and results in cirrhosis. Primary biliary cirrhosis usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 60 and affects women more often than men. The cause of this condition is unknown, but research suggests that it is an autoimmune disease. Ursodiol is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Primary biliary cirrhosis" returned 744 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Quantitative fibrosis parameters highly predict esophageal-gastro varices in primary biliary cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Q-M Wu, X-Y Zhao, H You

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016 ;20(6):1037-43.

 

Esophageal-gastro Varices (EGV) may develop in any histological stages of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). We aim to establish and validate quantitative fibrosis (qFibrosis) parameters in portal, septal and fibrillar areas as ideal predictors of EGV in PBC patients.

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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Primary rectal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma in a patient with previously identified primary biliary cirrhosis and secondary Sjögren's syndrome.
 

Author(s): Kazumasa Kawashima, Kyoko Katakura, Yuta Takahashi, Hiroyuki Asama, Tatsuo Fujiwara, Hiromi Kumakawa, Hiromasa Ohira

Journal: Clin J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jun;9(3):124-8.

 

An 83-year-old female began treatment with prednisolone and ursodeoxycholic acid at 62 years of age, following a diagnosis of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and secondary Sjögren's syndrome (SjS). With persisting bloody stools, the patient underwent colonoscopy at 83 years of ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2016

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Red Blood Cell Distribution Width to Platelet Ratio is Related to Histologic Severity of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Huan Wang, Hongqin Xu, Xiaomei Wang, Ruihong Wu, Xiuzhu Gao, Qinglong Jin, Junqi Niu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(11):e3114.

 

We aimed to investigate whether red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and RDW to platelet ratio (RPR) were related to the histologic severity of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Seventy-three treatment-naïve PBC patients who had undergone a liver biopsy between January 2010 and ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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The terms "Primary biliary cirrhosis" returned 113 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Combination antiretroviral studies for patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Ellina Lytvyak, Aldo J Montano-Loza, Andrew L Mason

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2016 Jan;22(1):349-60.

 

Following the characterization of a human betaretrovirus in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), pilot studies using antiretroviral therapy have been conducted as proof of principal to establish a link of virus with disease and with the eventual aim to find better adjunct ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2016

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Genome-Wide Association Studies in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Aliya F Gulamhusein, Brian D Juran, Konstantinos N Lazaridis

Journal: Semin. Liver Dis.. 2015 Nov;35(4):392-401.

 

Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have been a significant technological advance in our ability to evaluate the genetic architecture of complex diseases such as primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). To date, six large-scale studies have been performed that have identified 27 risk ...

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2015

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Systematic review and meta-analysis: bezafibrate in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Qin Yin, Jingjing Li, Yujing Xia, Rong Zhang, Jianrong Wang, Wenxia Lu, Yuqing Zhou, Yuanyuan Zheng, Huerxidan Abudumijiti, Rongxia Chen, Kan Chen, Sainan Li, Tong Liu, Fan Wang, Jie Lu, Yingqun Zhou, Chuanyong Guo

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Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the standard treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), but not all cases respond well. Evidence has shown that combination therapy of UDCA with bezafibrate significantly improved liver function. A meta-analysis was performed to assess the efficacy ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015

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Genetic Epidemiology of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

 

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016

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The Health Burden of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) in Switzerland
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2016

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