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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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REVIEW
P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932443/pd-l1-blockade-enhances-response-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-to-radiotherapy
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Abul Azad, Su Yin Lim, Zenobia D'Costa, Keaton Jones, Angela Diana, Owen J Sansom, Philipp Kruger, Stanley Liu, W Gillies McKenna, Omer Dushek, Ruth J Muschel, Emmanouil Fokas
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is considered a non-immunogenic tumor, and immune checkpoint inhibitor monotherapy lacks efficacy in this disease. Radiotherapy (RT) can stimulate the immune system. Here, we show that treatment of KPC and Pan02 murine PDAC cells with RT and gemcitabine upregulated PD-L1 expression in a JAK/Stat1-dependent manner. In vitro, PD-L1 inhibition did not alter radio- and chemosensitivity. In vivo, addition of anti-PD-L1 to high (12, 5 × 3, 20 Gy) but not low (6, 5 × 2 Gy) RT doses significantly improved tumor response in KPC and Pan02 allografts...
December 8, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931968/borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-more-than-an-anatomical-concept
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Fausto Petrelli, Alessandro Inno, Sandro Barni, Antonio Ghidini, Roberto Labianca, Massimo Falconi, Michele Reni, Stefano Cascinu
Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (BRPC) accounts for about 10-15% of newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer, and its management requires a skilled multidisciplinary team. The main definition of BRPC refers to resectability, but also a high risk of positive surgical margins and recurrence. This raises questions about the value of surgery and suggests an opportunity to utilize preoperative treatment in this subset of patients. Besides technical borderline resectable disease which is defined on anatomical and radiological criteria, there is also a biological borderline resectable disease which is defined on clinical and biological prognostic factors...
December 5, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931833/hyperglycemia-tumorigenesis-and-chronic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Shu-Chun Chang, Wei-Chung Vivian Yang
Hyperglycemia is the most prominent sign that characterizes diabetes. Hyperglycemia favors malignant cell growth by providing energy to cancer cells. Clinical studies also showed an increased risk of diabetes being associated with different types of cancers. In addition, poorly regulated glucose metabolism in diabetic patients is often found with increased levels of chronic inflammatory markers, e.g., interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and emerging evidence has highlighted activation of the immune response in the progression and development of cancer cells...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928580/pancreatitis-panniculitis-and-polyarthritis-ppp-syndrome-mri-features-of-intraosseous-fat-necrosis-involving-the-feet-and-knees
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Dong Joo Kang, Sun Joo Lee, Hye Jung Choo, Minyoung Her, Hye Kyoung Yoon
Pancreatitis, panniculitis, and polyarthritis (PPP) syndrome is extremely rare and presents as a triad of the three diseases. The patient usually presents with mild or absent abdominal symptoms. Here, we report on a case of a 66-year-old male who presented with pain and swelling in both legs and mild abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis by pancreatic enzyme analysis and abdominal computed tomography (CT) and with skin lesions of panniculitis through a biopsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multifocal intraosseous fat necrosis and arthritis involving both the feet and the knees...
December 7, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928447/mortality-prognostic-factors-in-acute-pancreatitis
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Popa Cc, Badiu Dc, Rusu Oc, Grigorean Vt, Neagu Si, Strugaru Cr
Background: The aim of the study was to present the biological prognostic factors of mortality in patients with acute pancreatitis. Methods: Several usual laboratory values were monitored: glucose, urea, partial pressure of oxygen, WBC count, hemoglobin, total bilirubin, and cholesterol. A statistical analysis was performed by using ROC curves and AUC interpretation. Results: The overall mortality rate was 21.1% and was different depending on the severity of the disease. Only 2.22% of the patients with a mild disease died, as opposed to 45...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928162/role-of-mirnas-in-the-pathogenesis-and-susceptibility-of-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Naoko Hashimoto, Tomoaki Tanaka
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs of ~22 nucleotides that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally by binding to the 3' untranslated region of messenger RNA (mRNAs), resulting in inhibition of translation or mRNA degradation. miRNAs have a key role in fine-tuning cellular functions such as proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, and they are involved in carcinogenesis, glucose homeostasis, inflammation and other biological processes. In this review, we focus on the role of miRNAs in the pathophysiology of the metabolic disease and diabetes mellitus, the hallmark of which is hyperglycemia caused by defective insulin secretion and/or action...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926364/chronic-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Michelle Stram, Shu Liu, Aatur D Singhi
Chronic pancreatitis is a debilitating condition often associated with severe abdominal pain and exocrine and endocrine dysfunction. The underlying cause is multifactorial and involves complex interaction of environmental, genetic, and/or other risk factors. The pathology is dependent on the underlying pathogenesis of the disease. This review describes the clinical, gross, and microscopic findings of the main subtypes of chronic pancreatitis: alcoholic chronic pancreatitis, obstructive chronic pancreatitis, paraduodenal ("groove") pancreatitis, pancreatic divisum, autoimmune pancreatitis, and genetic factors associated with chronic pancreatitis...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926358/recent-advances-in-pancreatic-cancer-surgery-of-relevance-to-the-practicing-pathologist
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REVIEW
Lennart B van Rijssen, Steffi J E Rombouts, Marieke S Walma, Jantien A Vogel, Johanna A Tol, Isaac Q Molenaar, Casper H J van Eijck, Joanne Verheij, Marc J van de Vijver, Olivier R C Busch, Marc G H Besselink
Recent advances in pancreatic surgery have the potential to improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer. We address 3 new, trending topics in pancreatic surgery that are of relevance to the pathologist. First, increasing awareness of the prognostic impact of intraoperatively detected extraregional and regional lymph node metastases and the international consensus definition on lymph node sampling and reporting. Second, neoadjuvant chemotherapy, which is capable of changing 10% to 20% of initially unresectable, to resectable disease...
December 2016: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924459/patient-reported-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-with-sunitinib-versus-placebo-for-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-results-from-an-international-phase-iii-trial
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Aaron Vinik, Andrew Bottomley, Beata Korytowsky, Yung-Jue Bang, Jean-Luc Raoul, Juan W Valle, Peter Metrakos, Dieter Hörsch, Rajiv Mundayat, Arlene Reisman, Zhixiao Wang, Richard C Chao, Eric Raymond
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this analysis was to compare patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a pivotal phase III trial of sunitinib versus placebo in patients with progressive, well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NCT00428597). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients received sunitinib 37.5 mg (n = 86) or placebo (n = 85) on a continuous daily-dosing schedule until disease progression, unacceptable adverse events (AEs), or death...
December 6, 2016: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922545/risk-factors-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-chronic-pancreatitis-a-cohort-of-2011-patients
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Jun Pan, Lei Xin, Dan Wang, Zhuan Liao, Jin-Huan Lin, Bai-Rong Li, Ting-Ting Du, Bo Ye, Wen-Bin Zou, Hui Chen, Jun-Tao Ji, Zhao-Hong Zheng, Liang-Hao Hu, Zhao-Shen Li
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common complication of chronic pancreatitis (CP) and increases the mortality. The identification of risk factors for DM development may contribute to the early detection and potential risk reduction of DM in patients with CP.Patients with CP admitted to Changhai Hospital (Shanghai, China) from January 2000 to December 2013 were enrolled. Cumulative rates of DM after the onset of CP were calculated by Kaplan-Meier method. Risk factors for DM development after the diagnosis of CP were identified by Cox proportional hazards regression model...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922139/are-low-sun-exposure-and-or-vitamin-d-risk-factors-for-type-1-diabetes
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K M Miller, P H Hart, N H de Klerk, E A Davis, R M Lucas
The global variation in type 1 diabetes (T1D) incidence rates is one of the most significant observed for any non-communicable disease. Geographical patterns in incidence suggest that low sun exposure may contribute to the wide disparity, with incidence rates generally increasing with distance from the Equator. T1D development is associated with hyperactivity of the adaptive immune system leading to autoimmune destruction of insulin-secreting pancreatic β cells. Both exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and vitamin D, with their known immunosuppressive effects, have the potential to delay or inhibit the disease...
December 6, 2016: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922049/identification-of-kiaa1199-as-a-biomarker-for-pancreatic-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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Han Na Suh, Sohee Jun, Ah-Young Oh, Mrinal Srivastava, Sunhye Lee, Cullen M Taniguchi, Songlin Zhang, Won Sup Lee, Junjie Chen, Bum-Joon Park, Jae-Il Park
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers and has an extremely poor prognosis. Despite recent progress in both basic and clinical research, most pancreatic cancers are detected at an incurable stage owing to the absence of disease-specific symptoms. Thus, developing novel approaches for detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage is imperative. Our in silico and immunohistochemical analyses showed that KIAA1199 is specifically expressed in human pancreatic cancer cells and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia, the early lesion of pancreatic cancer, in a genetically engineered mouse model and in human patient samples...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921358/low-methoxyl-lemon-pectin-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-improves-intestinal-barrier-integrity-in-caerulein-induced-experimental-acute-pancreatitis
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Yajun Sun, Yue He, Fei Wang, Hao Zhang, Paul de Vos, Jia Sun
SCOPE: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common clinical acute abdominal disease. The intestinal injury associated with AP will aggravate the condition retroactively. This study investigates whether the low-methoxyl pectin (LMP) isolated from lemon could attenuate AP and associated intestinal injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: Experimental AP was induced in BALB/c mice by caerulien (CAE) hyperstimulation. Nutritional prophylactic group was pre-fed with 5% LMP supplemented forage three days before AP induction...
December 6, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921058/celiac-crisis-associated-with-herpes-simplex-virus-esophagitis
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Alan Chen, Christopher M Linz, Julie L Tsay, Ming Jin, Samer S El-Dika
Celiac crisis is a rare presentation of celiac disease that is characterized by life-threatening electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and diarrhea. Triggers for celiac crisis include major surgeries, pancreatitis, and infections of cytomegalovirus, and salmonella. A 24-year-old woman presented with celiac crisis associated with severe herpes simplex virus (HSV) esophagitis. This case demonstrates that nutritional deficiencies seen in celiac disease can result in a relative immunodeficiency, which may lead to other infectious complications...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920700/primary-ewing-sarcoma-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-the-stomach
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Safi Khuri, Hayim Gilshtein, Sa'd Sayidaa, Bishara Bishara, Yoram Kluger
Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (ES/PNET) is a tumor of small round cells arising in skeletal tissues. These tumors rarely arise in the stomach. We present a 31-year-old healthy female patient who was admitted to our surgical ward due to upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Upper endoscopy revealed a large ulcerated bleeding mass originating from the lesser curvature. Biopsy revealed tumor cell immunoreactivity positive for CD99, vimentin, and Ki67 (an index of proliferation). These findings were compatible with gastric ES/PNET...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920694/pancreatic-and-hepatic-metastasis-of-an-undiagnosed-choriocarcinoma-an-exceptional-cause-of-haemoperitoneum-in-young-women-report-of-a-rare-case
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Nishat Fatema, Neeru Vinod Arora, Fatma Majid Al Abri, Yaseer Muhammad Tareq Khan
Haemoperitoneum in women of reproductive age usually suggests either ruptured ectopic pregnancy or ruptured ovarian cysts. Metastatic choriocarcinoma is considered the least common cause of haemoperitoneum in women of childbearing age. We report a rare case of pancreatic and hepatic metastasis of choriocarcinoma in a young, 30-year-old female who had delivered 10 months prior at term gestation with no previous history of gestational trophoblastic disease or molar pregnancy. She had a short history of fever and pain in the right hypochondrium, with findings of hypovolaemic shock due to intraperitoneal haemorrhage...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920649/hepatoid-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-case-report-next-generation-tumor-profiling-and-literature-review
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James M Chang, Nitin N Katariya, Dora M Lam-Himlin, Danielle J Haakinson, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Mitesh J Borad, Rahul Pannala, Douglas Faigel, Adyr A Moss, Amit K Mathur
Fewer than 25 cases of hepatoid carcinoma of the pancreas have been reported in the literature. We present a case in a 61-year-old male with a remote history of Hodgkin's lymphoma and gastric neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia. On surveillance endoscopic ultrasound, an 8 × 5 mm cystic lesion was seen in the tail of the pancreas. MRI showed a focal pancreatic duct cut-off with mild ductal dilation. Fine needle aspiration was performed, which was concerning for acinar cell carcinoma. The patient underwent distal pancreatectomy and recovered uneventfully...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920645/autoimmune-pancreatitis-a-case-of-atypical-radiographic-findings
#19
Shawhin Karimi, Parth Bharill
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare pancreatic disorder that can present as a manifestation of a broader systemic inflammatory disease known as immunoglobulin G4-related systemic disease (IGG4-RSD). AIP is divided into two subtypes based on clinical, radiological, and histological findings. The disease can be mistaken for pancreatic cancer because of overlapping clinical and radiological findings, but early recognition can help avoid unnecessary surgery. We present a case of a 65-year-old female with suspected acute gallstone pancreatitis found to have AIP based on serology, radiological findings, and response to steroids...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920643/elevated-lipase-during-initial-presentation-of-ulcerative-colitis-in-a-pediatric-patient-do-we-check-for-it
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Piyali Ray, Melissa R Van Arsdall
There are very few reports of elevated lipase in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms of pancreatitis may be masked by abdominal pain in pediatric IBD. During the initial presentation of IBD in our patient, lipase was elevated to more than 3 times the upper limit of normal. Normalization of values coincided with remission of IBD. This may be due to extraintestinal involvement of the pancreas as part of the inflammatory process or due to leakage of pancreatic enzymes from an inflamed gut or mediated by inflammatory cytokines...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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