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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640662/using-probiotics-in-clinical-practice-where-are-we-now-a-review-of-existing-meta-analyses
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Mariangela Rondanelli, Milena Anna Faliva, Simone Perna, Attilio Giacosa, Gabriella Peroni, Anna Maria Castellazzi
The scientific literature has demonstrated that probiotics have a broad spectrum of activity, although often the results are contradictory. This study provides a critical overview of the current meta-analyses that have evaluated the efficacy of probiotics in physiological and pathological conditions, such as metabolic disease, antibiotic-associated and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, IBS, constipation, IBD, chemotherapy-associated diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, NAFLD, liver encephalopathy, periodontitis, depression, vaginosis, urinary tract infections, pancreatitis, incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, hospital infection and stay in ICU, mortality of post-trauma patients, necrotising enterocolitis in premature infants...
June 22, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634524/a-rare-case-of-pylephlebitis-after-colonic-polypectomy
#2
Salik Nazir, Asad Jehangir, Anam Siddiqui, Niranjan Tachamo, Saroj Lohani, Eugene York
Pylephlebitis or infective suppurative thrombosis of the portal mesenteric venous system is an uncommon condition that can potentially be deadly if not recognized and treated early. Although most commonly associated with pancreatitis and diverticulitis, any intra-abdominal or pelvic infection occurring in the region drained by the portal venous system can cause this rare entity. We report a case of a 75-year-old woman who developed post polypectomy pylephlebitis following colonoscopy, a condition rarely reported in the literature...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631216/safety-and-tolerability-of-empagliflozin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-pooled-analysis-of-phase-i-iii-clinical-trials
#3
Sven Kohler, Cordula Zeller, Hristo Iliev, Stefan Kaspers
INTRODUCTION: We characterized the safety and tolerability of empagliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) randomized 1:1:1 to placebo, empagliflozin 10 mg, or empagliflozin 25 mg in clinical trials. METHODS: Pooled data were analyzed from patients with T2DM treated with placebo (N = 4203), empagliflozin 10 mg (N = 4221), or empagliflozin 25 mg (N = 4196) in 15 randomized phase I-III trials plus four extension studies. Adverse events (AEs) were assessed descriptively in participants who took at least one dose of study drug...
June 19, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625235/-pharmacokinetics-of-vancomycin-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-and-its-influencing-factors-analysis-of-7-years-data
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Juan He, Enqiang Mao, Feng Jing, Huiting Jiang, Wanhua Yang, Erzhen Chen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the change of the serum trough concentration and its pharmacokinetics of vancomycin in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), and to analyze the factors influencing vancomycin concentration. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. Steady-state trough concentrations of vancomycin from patients (18-80 years old) with SAP concomitantly with G(+) infection admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine from January 2010 to December 2016 were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614007/ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome-a-ten-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
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Samantha Sathyakumar, Thomas Vizhalil Paul, Hesargatta Shyamsunder Asha, Birla Roy Gnanamuthu, M J Paul, Deepak Thomas Abraham, Simon Rajaratnam, Nihal Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic ACTH secretion is a less common cause of Cushing's syndrome, and is seen in 5 to 10% of cases with endogenous hypercortisolemia. We hereby describe our experience of patients with ectopic ACTH syndrome, who have been managed over the past 10 years at a tertiary care centre in Southern India. METHODS: The inpatient and outpatient records of patients from 2006 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical features, clinical history, biochemical values, imaging features which included radiological findings and PET scans, management, details of follow-up and outcomes were documented...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612706/autophagy-and-its-link-to-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus
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Jai-Sing Yang, Chi-Cheng Lu, Sheng-Chu Kuo, Yuan-Man Hsu, Shih-Chang Tsai, Shih-Yin Chen, Yng-Tay Chen, Ying-Ju Lin, Yu-Chuen Huang, Chao-Jung Chen, Wei-De Lin, Wen-Lin Liao, Wei-Yong Lin, Yu-Huei Liu, Jinn-Chyuan Sheu, Fuu-Jen Tsai
Autophagy, a double-edged sword for cell survival, is the research object on 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Autophagy is a molecular mechanism for maintaining cellular physiology and promoting survival. Defects in autophagy lead to the etiology of many diseases, including diabetes mellitus (DM), cancer, neurodegeneration, infection disease and aging. DM is a metabolic and chronic disorder and has a higher prevalence in the world as well as in Taiwan. The character of diabetes mellitus is hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both...
June 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607950/chemovirotherapy-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-by-combining-oncolytic-vaccinia-virus-glv-1h68-with-nab-paclitaxel-plus-gemcitabine
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Eike Binz, Susanne Berchtold, Julia Beil, Martina Schell, Christine Geisler, Irina Smirnow, Ulrich M Lauer
Oncolytic viruses have proven their therapeutic potential against a variety of different tumor entities both in vitro and in vivo. Their ability to selectively infect and lyse tumor cells, while sparing healthy tissues, makes them favorable agents for tumor-specific treatment approaches. Particularly, the addition of virotherapeutics to already established chemotherapy protocols (so-called chemovirotherapy) is of major interest. Here we investigated the in vitro cytotoxic effect of the oncolytic vaccinia virus GLV-1h68 combined with dual chemotherapy with nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine in four human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines (AsPc-1, BxPc-3, MIA-PaCa-2, and Panc-1)...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603100/total-closure-of-pancreatic-section-for-end-to-side-pancreaticojejunostomy-decreases-incidence-of-pancreatic-fistula-in-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Yu-Ling Sun, Ya-Lei Zhao, Wen-Qi Li, Rong-Tao Zhu, Wei-Jie Wang, Jian Li, Shuai Huang, Xiu-Xian Ma
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a serious complication and results in prolonged hospitalization and high mortality. The present study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of total closure of pancreatic section for end-to-side pancreaticojejunostomy in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: This was a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing the outcomes of PD between patients who underwent total closure of pancreatic section for end-to-side pancreaticojejunostomy (Group A) vs those who underwent conventional pancreaticojejunostomy (Group B)...
June 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601984/persistent-coxsackievirus-b4-infection-induces-microrna-dysregulation-in-human-pancreatic-cells
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Ilka Engelmann, Enagnon K Alidjinou, Antoine Bertin, Johann Bossu, Céline Villenet, Martin Figeac, Famara Sane, Didier Hober
Enterovirus infections are implicated in the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D). MicroRNAs as regulators of gene expression are involved in many physiological and pathological processes. Given that viral infections dysregulate cellular microRNAs, we investigated the impact of persistent coxsackievirus B4 infection on microRNA expression of human pancreatic cells. Next-generation sequencing was used to determine microRNA expression in PANC-1 cells persistently infected (for several weeks) with coxsackievirus B4 and uninfected control cells...
June 10, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597040/phase-ii-study-of-induction-gemcitabine-and-s-1-followed-by-chemoradiotherapy-and-systemic-chemotherapy-using-s-1-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Kentaro Sudo, Ryusuke Hara, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Emiri Kita, Akiko Tsujimoto, Taketo Yamaguchi
PURPOSE: S-1 has systemic activity for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). Here, the efficacy and safety of induction gemcitabine (GEM) and S-1 (GS) followed by chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and systemic chemotherapy using S-1 for LAPC were assessed. METHODS: The treatment consisted of four cycles of induction GS (S-1 60, 80, or 100 mg/day based on body surface area for 14 days every 3 weeks plus GEM 1000 mg/m(2) on days 8 and 15), followed by S-1 (80, 100, or 120 mg/day based on body surface area on days 1-14 and 22-35) and concurrent radiotherapy (50...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596575/infectious-pancreatic-necrosis-virus-enters-chse-214-cells-via-macropinocytosis
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Jorge Levican, Camila Miranda-Cárdenas, Ricardo Soto-Rifo, Francisco Aguayo, Aldo Gaggero, Oscar León
Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) is a non-enveloped virus belonging to the Birnaviridae family. IPNV produces an acute disease in salmon fingerlings, with high mortality rates and persistent infection in survivors. Although there are reports of IPNV binding to various cells, the viral receptor and entry pathways remain unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the endocytic pathway that allows for IPNV entry. We observed that IPNV stimulated fluid uptake and virus particles co-localysed with the uptake marker dextran in intracellular compartments, suggesting a role for macropinocytosis in viral entry...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595819/risk-factors-and-prediction-model-for-inpatient-surgical-site-infection-after-major-abdominal-surgery
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Aslam Ejaz, Carl Schmidt, Fabian M Johnston, Steve M Frank, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a common source of postoperative morbidity and a marker of surgical quality. The ability to predict the incidence of SSIs is limited and most models have poor predictive value. We sought to identify risk factors associated with SSIs and develop a prediction model for SSIs after major abdominal surgery. METHODS: A total of 1744 patients undergoing pancreatic, hepatobiliary, and colorectal resections between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2013 at Johns Hopkins Hospital were identified...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590324/is-there-a-relationship-between-treatment-with-direct-antiviral-agents-for-hcv-infection-and-the-development-of-malignancies
#13
Tarek Saadi, Johad Khoury
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Direct antiviral agents (DAAs) have become the treatment of choice for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. As these drugs are new, it is important to learn the adverse events of these drugs in the short and long terms. We report on 7 patients who developed malignancies during treatment with DAAs or a short time after finishing treatment. METHODS: We treated 133 patients with DAAs in our unit between January 2015 and June 2016, 100 (75%) of whom were treated with the combination of paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir with/without dasabuvir (PrOD)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589449/surprising-twist-in-the-plot-sister-mary-joseph-s-nodule-of-pancreatic-cancer-mimicking-wound-infection-after-umbilical-hernia-repair
#14
Andreas M Luu, K Meurer, T Herzog, J Munding, W Uhl, C Braumann
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June 6, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588736/treatment-outcomes-of-concurrent-hyperthermia-and-chemoradiotherapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-insights-into-the-significance-of-hyperthermia-treatment
#15
Toshiya Maebayashi, Naoya Ishibashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Tsutomu Sato, Jiro Kawamori, Yoshiaki Tanaka
Patients with locally advanced unresectable pancreatic cancer (LAUPC) have a poor prognosis. In addition their quality of life impaired by cancer pain and biliary tract infections. Therefore, multimodality therapy and selection of optimal treatment methods are essential for achieving prolonged survival. The present study investigated the significance of using hyperthermia concurrently with multimodality therapy to improve treatment outcomes in patients with LAUPC. In total, 13 patients receiving concurrent hyperthermia and chemoradiotherapy (HCR) or chemoradiotherapy (CR) alone for LAUPC between 2002 and 2013 were analyzed retrospectively...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580284/nnt-reverse-mode-of-operation-mediates-glucose-control-of-mitochondrial-nadph-and-glutathione-redox-state-in-mouse-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Laila R B Santos, Carole Muller, Arnaldo H de Souza, Hilton K Takahashi, Peter Spégel, Ian R Sweet, Heeyoung Chae, Hindrik Mulder, Jean-Christophe Jonas
OBJECTIVE: The glucose stimulation of insulin secretion (GSIS) by pancreatic β-cells critically depends on increased production of metabolic coupling factors, including NADPH. Nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (NNT) typically produces NADPH at the expense of NADH and ΔpH in energized mitochondria. Its spontaneous inactivation in C57BL/6J mice was previously shown to alter ATP production, Ca(2+) influx, and GSIS, thereby leading to glucose intolerance. Here, we tested the role of NNT in the glucose regulation of mitochondrial NADPH and glutathione redox state and reinvestigated its role in GSIS coupling events in mouse pancreatic islets...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580220/pancreatic-lipomatosis-in-cystic-fibrosis-rare-manifestation-of-an-uncommon-disease
#17
Harshal S Mandavdhare, Amit Kumar, Vishal Sharma, Surinder S Rana
Cystic fibrosis is deemed to be uncommon in India. The presentation is usually in the childhood although more cases are now being recognized in adolescence and adulthood. We report a case of an adolescent male who had been treated for recurrent pulmonary infections and received anti-tubercular therapy for a possible diagnosis of sputum negative pulmonary tuberculosis and was evaluated for steatorrhea. The presence of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency along with pancreatic lipomatosis suggested the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis...
May 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576740/draft-genome-sequence-of-a-kluyvera-intermedia-isolate-from-a-patient-with-a-pancreatic-abscess
#18
Roland Thele, Heidi Gumpert, Louise B Christensen, Peder Worning, Kristian Schønning, Henrik Westh, Thomas A Hansen
The genus Kluyvera comprises potential pathogens that can cause many infections. This study reports a Kluyvera intermedia strain (FOSA7093) from a pancreatic cyst specimen from a long-term hospitalised patient. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of the K. intermedia isolate was performed and the strain was reported as sensitive to Danish-registered antibiotics although it had a fosA-like gene in the genome. There were nine contigs that aligned to a plasmid, and these contigs contained several heavy metal resistance gene homologues...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570251/comparative-clinical-study-of-the-wound-healing-effects-of-a-novel-micropore-particle-technology-effects-on-wounds-venous-leg-ulcers-and-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#19
Olga O Bilyayeva, Viacheslav V Neshta, Alexander A Golub, Frank Sams-Dood
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the wound healing effects of Acapsil, a white, odorless powder based on micropore particle technology (MPPT) (Willingsford Ltd, Southampton, UK) by comparing it to Gentaxane (Gentaksan, Borshchagovsky CCP, Kyiv, Ukraine) (polydimethylsiloxane powder with gentamicin antibiotic) and Ioddicerin (Farmak, Kyiv, Ukraine) (iodine with dimethyl sulfoxide [DMSO]). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 266 patients with primarily trophic ulcers caused by pancreatic diabetes and venous insufficiency of the lower extremities, carbuncles, phlegmons, infected third- or fourth-degree heat burns, and infiltrations of postoperative wounds...
May 25, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566376/ruxolitinib-and-polycation-combination-treatment-overcomes-multiple-mechanisms-of-resistance-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-to-oncolytic-vesicular-stomatitis-virus
#20
Sébastien A Felt, Gaith N Droby, Valery Z Grdzelishvili
Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is a promising oncolytic virus (OV). Although VSV is effective against a majority of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cell lines, some PDAC cell lines are highly resistant to VSV, and the mechanisms of the resistance are still unclear. JAK 1/2 inhibitors (such as ruxolitinib and JAK Inhibitor 1) strongly stimulate VSV replication and oncolysis in all resistant cell lines, but only partially improve susceptibility of resistant PDACs to VSV. VSV tumor tropism is generally dependent on the permissiveness of malignant cells to viral replication, rather than on receptor specificity, with several ubiquitously expressed cell-surface molecules to play a role in VSV attachment to host cells...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Virology
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