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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436959/peptide-mhc-based-nanomedicines-for-autoimmunity-function-as-t-cell-receptor-microclustering-devices
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Santiswarup Singha, Kun Shao, Yang Yang, Xavier Clemente-Casares, Patricia Solé, Antonio Clemente, Jesús Blanco, Qin Dai, Fayi Song, Shang Wan Liu, Jun Yamanouchi, Channakeshava Sokke Umeshappa, Roopa Hebbandi Nanjundappa, Pascal Detampel, Matthias Amrein, César Fandos, Robert Tanguay, Susan Newbigging, Pau Serra, Anmar Khadra, Warren C W Chan, Pere Santamaria
We have shown that nanoparticles (NPs) can be used as ligand-multimerization platforms to activate specific cellular receptors in vivo. Nanoparticles coated with autoimmune disease-relevant peptide-major histocompatibility complexes (pMHC) blunted autoimmune responses by triggering the differentiation and expansion of antigen-specific regulatory T cells in vivo. Here, we define the engineering principles impacting biological activity, detail a synthesis process yielding safe and stable compounds, and visualize how these nanomedicines interact with cognate T cells...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428344/vascular-adhesion-protein-1-is-elevated-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-is-predictive-of-clinical-outcome-and-facilitates-recruitment-of-gut-tropic-lymphocytes-to-liver-in-a-substrate-dependent-manner
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Palak J Trivedi, Joseph Tickle, Mette Nåmdal Vesterhus, Peter J Eddowes, Tony Bruns, Jani Vainio, Richard Parker, David Smith, Evaggelia Liaskou, Liv Wenche Thorbjørnsen, Gideon M Hirschfield, Kaisa Auvinen, Stefan G Hubscher, Marko Salmi, David H Adams, Chris J Weston
OBJECTIVE: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is the classical hepatobiliary manifestation of IBD. This clinical association is linked pathologically to the recruitment of mucosal T cells to the liver, via vascular adhesion protein (VAP)-1-dependent enzyme activity. Our aim was to examine the expression, function and enzymatic activation of the ectoenzyme VAP-1 in patients with PSC. DESIGN: We examined VAP-1 expression in patients with PSC, correlated levels with clinical characteristics and determined the functional consequences of enzyme activation by specific enzyme substrates on hepatic endothelium...
April 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420145/evaluation-of-polyphenolic-content-antioxidant-and-diuretic-activities-of-six-fumaria-species
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Ramona Păltinean, Andrei Mocan, Laurian Vlase, Ana-Maria Gheldiu, Gianina Crișan, Irina Ielciu, Oliviu Voștinaru, Ovidiu Crișan
Romanian traditional medicine describes the use of aerial parts of Fumaria species to treat hepatobiliary diseases as well as diuretic agents. The present study aims to investigate the chemical composition, antioxidant properties, and diuretic effects of several Fumaria species. LC/MS analysis revealed that Fumaria species contain phenolic acids and high amounts of flavonoids with rutin and isoquercitrin as main compounds. Concerning antioxidant capacity, the most significant results were obtained for F. capreolata and F...
April 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417463/pharmacological-interventions-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesca Saffioti, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Neil Hawkins, Clare D Toon, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Brian R Davidson, Douglas Thorburn
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic cholestatic liver disease that is associated with both hepatobiliary and colorectal malignancies, which can result in liver cirrhosis and its complications. The optimal pharmacological treatment for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in people with primary sclerosing cholangitis by performing a network meta-analysis, and to generate rankings of available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414601/agreement-between-microscopic-examination-and-bacterial-culture-of-bile-samples-for-detection-of-bactibilia-in-dogs-and-cats-with-hepatobiliary-disease
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Medora B Pashmakova, Julie Piccione, Micah A Bishop, Whitney R Nelson, Sara D Lawhon
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the agreement between results of microscopic examination and bacterial culture of bile samples from dogs and cats with hepatobiliary disease for detection of bactibilia. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS 31 dogs and 21 cats with hepatobiliary disease for which subsequent microscopic examination and bacterial culture of bile samples was performed from 2004 through 2014. PROCEDURES Electronic medical records of included dogs and cats were reviewed to extract data regarding diagnosis, antimicrobials administered, and results of microscopic examination and bacterial culture of bile samples...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406294/non-invasive-respiratory-metabolite-analysis-associated-with-clinical-disease-in-cetaceans-a-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-study
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Alberto Pasamontes, Alexander A Aksenov, Michael Schivo, Teri Rowles, Cynthia R Smith, Lori H Schwacke, Randall S Wells, Laura Yeates, Stephanie Venn-Watson, Cristina E Davis
Health assessments of wild cetaceans can be challenging due to the difficulty of gaining access to conventional diagnostic matrices of blood, serum and others. While the non-invasive detection of metabolites in exhaled breath could potentially help to address this problem, there exists a knowledge gap regarding associations between known disease states and breath metabolite profiles in cetaceans. This technology was applied to the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history (The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico)...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404115/advances-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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REVIEW
Jennifer L Horsley-Silva, Elizabeth J Carey, Keith D Lindor
Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic, progressive cholangiopathy that frequently affects men and is associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Although the cause of the disease is still debated, a genetic association and link to immune-mediated disease triggered by environmental factors are thought to contribute. The disease can present as isolated imaging abnormalities, biochemical changes, cholangiocarcinoma, or end-stage complications such as cirrhosis. Symptoms of primary sclerosing cholangitis include fatigue, jaundice, pruritus, or steatorrhoea...
September 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395382/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-creation-of-a-transgastric-fistula-for-the-management-of-hepatobiliary-disease-in-patients-with-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Jose Nieto, Rastislav Kunda, Vivek Kumbhari, Yen-I Chen, Majidah Bukhari, Mohamad Hassan El Zein, Renata P Bueno, Gulara Hajiyeva, Amr Ismail, Yamile Haito Chavez, Mouen A Khashab
Background and aims Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is technically challenging. We describe our multicenter experience using lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMSs) to create an endoscopic ultrasound-guided transgastric fistula (EUS-TG) to facilitate peroral ERCP in these patients. Patients and methods Thirteen patients with RYGB who underwent EUS-TG at three tertiary centers were included. EUS was used to guide puncture of the excluded stomach from the gastric pouch or jejunum; a LAMS was placed across the transgastric fistula...
April 10, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391896/lipoprotein-x-disease-in-the-setting-of-severe-cholestatic-hepatobiliary-autoimmune-disease
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Robert E Heinl, Heather M Tennant, John C Ricketts, Claire R Rice, Cordelia B Robinson, Pratik B Sandesara, Patrick M Moriarty, Laurence Sperling
Severe cholestatic disease and hyperlipidemia are both commonly encountered by medical professionals. This article reviews the current pathophysiological model of lipoprotein-X syndrome related to 3 cases from 2 academic medical centers in the United States.
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383652/th1-and-innate-lymphoid-cells-accumulate-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-associated-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Agnes Gwela, Priya Siddhanathi, Roger W Chapman, Simon Travis, Fiona Powrie, Carolina V Arancibia-Cárcamo, Alessandra Geremia
Background and Aims: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an idiopathic chronic disorder of the hepatobiliary system associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), mainly ulcerative colitis (UC). Colitis in patients with PSC and UC (PSC-UC) exhibits characteristic features and is linked to increased colon cancer risk. Genetic studies have identified immune-related susceptibility genes that only partially overlap with those involved in IBD. These observations suggest that PSC-UC may represent a distinct form of IBD...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366422/efficacy-and-safety-of-postoperative-anticoagulation-prophylaxis-with-enoxaparin-in-patients-undergoing-pancreatic-surgery-a-prospective-trial-and-literature-review
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Daisuke Hashimoto, Shigeki Nakagawa, Naoki Umezaki, Takanobu Yamao, Yuki Kitano, Kensuke Yamamura, Takayoshi Kaida, Kota Arima, Katsunori Imai, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: /Objectives: Enoxaparin is low-molecular-weight heparin that is used for postoperative thromboprophylaxis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of enoxaparin after pancreatic resection. We additionally carried out a literature review regarding venous thromboembolism (VTE) and postoperative bleeding mainly after hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-arm study. Patients aged 20-79 years who planned to undergo pancreatic resection followed by postoperative anticoagulation therapy with enoxaparin were enrolled from 2013 to 2016...
March 29, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360525/the-importance-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Osama Siddique, Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, Brandon J Perumpail, Andy Liu, George Cholankeril, Aijaz Ahmed
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The rising incidence, genetic heterogeneity, multiple etiologies, and concurrent chronic liver diseases make diagnosis, staging, and selection of treatment options challenging in patients with HCC. The best approach to optimize the management of HCC is one that utilizes a core multidisciplinary liver tumor board, consisting of hepatologists, pathologists, interventional radiologists, oncologists, hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons, nurses, and general practitioners...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359239/oncolytic-virotherapy-and-gene-therapy-strategies-for-hepatobiliary-cancers
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Takeshi Yamada, Yukako Hamano, Naoyuki Hasegawa, Kazunari K Yokoyama, Ichinosuke Hyodo, Masato Abei
Advanced liver cancers and biliary cancers represent diseases with dismal prognosis because of frequent local invasion and metastasis. Effective therapeutic agents for these cancers have not been established. Oncolytic viruses (OVs) constitute a novel class of promising, selective anticancer agents and recent studies have elucidated their unique features. Moreover, clinical trials are demonstrating promising results. Numerous OVs are being tested in preclinical models of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The lead agent Pexa-Vec (pexastimogene devacirepvec, JX-594) , a recombinant Wyeth strain vaccinia virus, has demonstrated preliminary evidence of safety and efficacy for HCC in clinical trials...
March 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348578/contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-cholangiography-practical-tips-and-clinical-indications-for-biliary-disease-management
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REVIEW
Stefano Palmucci, Federica Roccasalva, Marina Piccoli, Giovanni Fuccio Sanzà, Pietro Valerio Foti, Alfonso Ragozzino, Pietro Milone, Giovanni Carlo Ettorre
Since its introduction, MRCP has been improved over the years due to the introduction of several technical advances and innovations. It consists of a noninvasive method for biliary tree representation, based on heavily T2-weighted images. Conventionally, its protocol includes two-dimensional single-shot fast spin-echo images, acquired with thin sections or with multiple thick slabs. In recent years, three-dimensional T2-weighted fast-recovery fast spin-echo images have been added to the conventional protocol, increasing the possibility of biliary anatomy demonstration and leading to a significant benefit over conventional 2D imaging...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343696/hypothermic-perfusion-with-retrograde-outflow-during-right-hepatectomy-is-safe-and-feasible
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Megan J Reiniers, Pim B Olthof, Rowan F van Golen, Michal Heger, Adriaan A van Beek, Ben Meijer, René Leen, André B P van Kuilenburg, Banafsche Mearadji, Roelof J Bennink, Joanne Verheij, Thomas M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: In situ hypothermic perfusion during liver resection performed under vascular inflow occlusion decreases hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury, but technical limitations have restricted its widespread use. In situ hypothermic perfusion with retrograde outflow circumvents these impediments and thus could extend the applicability of in situ hypothermic perfusion. The safety and feasibility of in situ hypothermic perfusion with retrograde outflow were analyzed in selected patients undergoing right (extended) hepatectomy and compared to intermittent vascular inflow occlusion, the gold standard method, in this randomized pilot study...
March 23, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342263/surgical-pitfalls-of-jejunal-vein-anatomy-in-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Yoshiya Ishikawa, Daisuke Ban, Satoshi Matsumura, Yusuke Mitsunori, Takanori Ochiai, Atsushi Kudo, Shinji Tanaka, Minoru Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is the standard surgical procedure for treating pancreatic head cancers. Considerable knowledge of proximal jejunal and pancreatic vein anatomy is a prerequisite for performing PD surgery safely, yet there appear to be no detailed descriptions of first and second jejunal vein (J1V, J2V) anatomy available in the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Adults with hepatobiliary-pancreatic disease underwent multidetector-row computed tomography with intravenous contrast (n=155), and SYNAPSE 3D(®) (Fujifilm Medical, Tokyo, Japan) was used to generate 3D-CT images...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335859/making-it-new-again-insight-into-liver-development-regeneration-and-disease-from-zebrafish-research
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Shuang Wang, Sophie R Miller, Elke A Ober, Kirsten C Sadler
The adult liver of most vertebrates is predominantly comprised of hepatocytes. However, these cells must work in concert with biliary, stellate, vascular, and immune cells to accomplish the vast array of hepatic functions required for physiological homeostasis. Our understanding of liver development was accelerated as zebrafish emerged as an ideal vertebrate system to study embryogenesis. Through work in zebrafish and other models, it is now clear that the cells in the liver develop in a coordinated fashion during embryogenesis through a complex yet incompletely understood set of molecular guidelines...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328253/a-comprehensive-index-for-predicting-risk-of-anemia-from-patients-diagnoses
#18
Matthew G Tuck, Farrokh Alemi, John F Shortle, Sanj Avramovic, Charles Hesdorffer
This article demonstrates how time-dependent, interacting, and repeating risk factors can be used to create more accurate predictive medicine. In particular, we show how emergence of anemia can be predicted from medical history within electronic health records. We used the Veterans Affairs Informatics and Computing Infrastructure database to examine a retrospective cohort of 9,738,838 veterans over an 11-year period. Using International Clinical Diagnoses Version 9 codes organized into 25 major diagnostic categories, we measured progression of disease by examining changes in risk over time, interactions in risk of combination of diseases, and elevated risk associated with repeated hospitalization for the same diagnostic category...
March 2017: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320558/can-intra-operative-fluorescence-play-a-significant-role-in-hepatobiliary-surgery
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REVIEW
A D Jones, J C Wilton
Liver resection remains the cornerstone of curative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer liver metastases. Its success is dependent upon the extent of resection achieved. To this end, intra-operative imaging techniques have been experimented with to aid the surgeon. Fluorescence guided surgery (FGS) utilises the properties of near infrared light emitting molecules to identify malignant tissue, enabling the surgeon to maximise resection of diseased tissue and minimise collateral damage...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314197/use-of-hepatobiliary-phase-images-in-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-of-breast-cancer-hepatic-metastasis-to-predict-response-to-chemotherapy
#20
Hyun Ji Lee, Chang Hee Lee, Jeong Woo Kim, Yang Shin Park, Jongmee Lee, Kyeong Ah Kim
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prognostic value of Gd-EOB-DTPA MRI findings of liver metastasis from breast cancer. METHODS: 29 metastatic lesions from 12 breast cancer patients who received chemotherapy were retrospectively reviewed. We evaluated hepatobiliary phase of the lesions and classified them as a "target" or "non-target" appearance. The relationship of appearance or SI ratio with tumor response was analyzed. RESULTS: A non-target appearance was more frequent in disease control group than in non-control group [14/18 (77...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Imaging
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