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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101305/recurrence-of-choledocholithiasis-following-endoscopic-bile-duct-clearance-long-term-results-and-factors-associated-with-recurrent-bile-duct-stones
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Christos Konstantakis, Christos Triantos, Vasileios Theopistos, Georgios Theocharis, Ioannis Maroulis, Georgia Diamantopoulou, Konstantinos Thomopoulos
AIM: To evaluate the rate of recurrence of symptomatic choledocholithiasis and identify factors associated with the recurrence of bile duct stones in patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for bile duct stone disease. METHODS: All patients who underwent ERCP and EST for bile duct stone disease and had their bile duct cleared from 1/1/2005 until 31/12/2008 was enrolled. All symptomatic recurrences during the study period (until 31/12/2015) were recorded...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093732/long-term-hormone-therapy-for-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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REVIEW
Jane Marjoribanks, Cindy Farquhar, Helen Roberts, Anne Lethaby, Jasmine Lee
BACKGROUND: Hormone therapy (HT) is widely provided for control of menopausal symptoms and has been used for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia in older women. This is an updated version of a Cochrane review first published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of long-term HT (at least 1 year's duration) on mortality, cardiovascular outcomes, cancer, gallbladder disease, fracture and cognition in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women during and after cessation of treatment...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091932/current-concept-of-igg4-related-disease
#3
Kazuichi Okazaki, Hisanori Umehara
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibroinflammatory disease of unknown etiology, which is characterized by a tendency to form tumefactive lesions, increased serum levels of IgG4, and massive infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells with storiform fibrosis and/or obliterative phlebitis. Patients with IgG4-RD have frequently multiorgan involvements such as the pancreas, biliary tree, salivary glands, periorbital tissues, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes, and retroperitoneum. IgG4-RD mainly affects middle-aged to elderly men except for involvement in lachrymal and salivary glands, so-called Mikulicz's disease...
December 28, 2016: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088462/activation-of-the-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-subunit-pathway-in-steatotic-liver-contributes-to-formation-of-cholesterol-gallstones
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Yoichiro Asai, Tetsuya Yamada, Sohei Tsukita, Kei Takahashi, Masamitsu Maekawa, Midori Honma, Masanori Ikeda, Keigo Murakami, Yuichiro Munakata, Yuta Shirai, Shinjiro Kodama, Takashi Sugisawa, Yumiko Chiba, Yasuteru Kondo, Keizo Kaneko, Kenji Uno, Shojiro Sawada, Junta Imai, Yasuhiro Nakamura, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Kozo Tanaka, Hironobu Sasano, Nariyasu Mano, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Tooru Shimosegawa, Hideki Katagiri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha subunit (HIF1A) is a transcription factor that controls the cellular response to hypoxia and is activated in hepatocytes of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD increases risk for cholesterol gallstone disease by unclear mechanisms. We studied the relationship between HIF1A and gallstone formation associated with liver steatosis. METHODS: We performed studies with mice with inducible disruption of Hif1a in hepatocytes, via a Cre adenoviral vector (iH-HIFKO mice), and mice without disruption of Hif1a (control mice)...
January 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071634/place-of-birth-and-risk-of-gallbladder-cancer-in-india
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S S Mhatre, R T Nagrani, A Budukh, S Chiplunkar, R Badwe, P Patil, M Laversanne, P Rajaraman, F Bray, R Dikshit
CONTEXT: Within India, the incidence of gallbladder cancer (GBC) is characterized by marked geographical variation; however, the reasons for these differences are unclear. AIMS: To evaluate the role of place of birth, length of residence, and effect of migration from high- to low-risk region on GBC development. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Population-based cancer registries (PBCRs); case-control study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Data of PBCRs were used to demonstrate geographical variation in GBC incidence rates...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066892/asbestos-fibres-detected-by-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-the-gallbladder-of-patients-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-mpm
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F Grosso, A Croce, N F Trincheri, N Mariani, R Libener, D Degiovanni, C Rinaudo
Gallbladders from patients affected by both malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and important gallbladder disorders were analyzed to verify the presence of asbestos fibres. Histological thin sections were analyzed by optical microscope and variable pressure scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy, allowing morphological and chemical characterization of each inorganic phase observed. Fibres of chrysotile and crocidolite, minerals regulated as asbestos, were identified. By immunohistochemical analysis, connective tissue was recognized as the incorporation site...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064467/clinical-relationship-between-cholestatic-disease-and-pituitary-dependent-hyperadrenocorticism-in-dogs-a-retrospective-case-series
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K-H Kim, S-M Han, K-O Jeon, H-T Kim, Q Li, M-O Ryu, W-J Song, S-C Park, H-Y Youn
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of cholestatic disease, including gallbladder mucocele (GBM), has been reported in dogs with naturally occurring pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH). HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Differences exist in the clinical features of dogs with PDH and concurrent cholestatic disease, and also is the management of these dogs with trilostane. ANIMALS: Sixty-five client-owned dogs with naturally occurring PDH. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063077/automatic-gallbladder-and-gallstone-regions-segmentation-in-ultrasound-image
#8
Jing Lian, Yide Ma, Yurun Ma, Bin Shi, Jizhao Liu, Zhen Yang, Yanan Guo
PURPOSE: As gallbladder diseases including gallstone and cholecystitis are mainly diagnosed by using ultra-sonographic examinations, we propose a novel method to segment the gallbladder and gallstones in ultrasound images. METHODS: The method is divided into five steps. Firstly, a modified Otsu algorithm is combined with the anisotropic diffusion to reduce speckle noise and enhance image contrast. The Otsu algorithm separates distinctly the weak edge regions from the central region of the gallbladder...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062877/-right-hepatectomy-in-block-with-hiliar-extra-hepatic-bile-duct-for-gallbladder-cancer-clinical-case
#9
Claudio Mengoa Quintanilla, Giovanni De la Cruz Robles, Sergio Puma Condori, Carol Durand Mendoza
Gallbladder cancer is the most common malignancy of the biliary tract. Usually seen in advanced stages. There are still many controversies about the type of curative surgical treatment for each stage of the disease. The only chance of long term survival for patients with advanced tumors is aggressive, large surgeries that implies multiorgan resection.We report the case of a patient with gallbladder cancer with jaundice at diagnosis, who underwent extended hepatectomy (segment IV B, segment I and extra hepatic hilar bile duct included)...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062874/-gallbladder-agenesis-case-report-and-a-literature-review
#10
Robert Ordóñez-Samaniego, Miguel Puga-Tejada
Gallbladder agenesis is a rare disease, which its symptomatology emulates biliary pathology. It is presented between 0.007 to 0.027% of those patients in whom a cholecystectomy is performed. After it, its evolution is asymptomatic. We present the case of a 19 years old female patient with clinical presentationof cholelithiasis. Ultrasound reveals scleroatrophic vesicle. Elective cholecystectomy was performed,but the gallbladder was not found. The patient presented an asymptomatic evolution in the postoperative period and in the annual follow-up...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060377/microrna-29c-5p-suppresses-gallbladder-carcinoma-progression-by-directly-targeting-cpeb4-and-inhibiting-the-mapk-pathway
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Yi-Jun Shu, Run-Fa Bao, Lin Jiang, Zheng Wang, Xu-An Wang, Fei Zhang, Han-Bin Liang, Huai-Feng Li, Yuan-Yuan Ye, Shan-Shan Xiang, Hao Weng, Xiang-Song Wu, Mao-Lan Li, Yun-Ping Hu, Wei Lu, Yi-Jian Zhang, Jian Zhu, Ping Dong, Ying-Bin Liu
Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and its prognosis remains poor, with a 5-year survival rate of ~5%. Given the crucial role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in cancer metastasis, we aimed to analyze the expression and function of the metastasis-associated miRNA miR-29c-5p in GBC.We validated that expression of miR-29c-5p was significantly downregulated in GBC and was closely associated with lymph node metastasis, overall survival and disease-free survival in 40 GBC patients who were followed clinically...
January 6, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058596/comparative-analysis-of-mutational-profile-of-sonic-hedgehog-gene-in-gallbladder-cancer
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Ruhi Dixit, Manoj Pandey, Sunil Kumar Tripathi, Amit Nandan Dhar Dwivedi, Vijay Kumar Shukla
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer has high incidence in northeastern India; mortality too is high as the disease is often diagnosed late. Numerous studies have shown the role of sonic hedgehog (shh) in different cancers, an important ligand of the hedgehog signaling pathway. AIM: This study was carried out to evaluate the shh gene mutations in gallbladder cancer patients. METHODS: PCR-SSCP was performed for shh gene in 50 samples each of gallbladder cancer, cholelithiasis, and control...
January 5, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058471/a-comparative-study-of-outcomes-between-single-site-robotic-and-multi-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center
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Banujan Balachandran, Theadore A Hufford, Taha Mustafa, Kunal Kochar, Suela Sulo, Joubin Khorsand
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of single-site robotic cholecystectomy with multi-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy within a high-volume tertiary health care center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained data was conducted on patients undergoing single-site robotic cholecystectomy or multi-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy between October 2011 and July 2014. A single surgeon performed all the surgeries included in the study...
January 5, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057799/prospective-study-of-oral-anticoagulants-and-risk-of-liver-injury-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Alvaro Alonso, Richard F MacLehose, Lin Y Chen, Lindsay Gs Bengtson, Alanna M Chamberlain, Faye L Norby, Pamela L Lutsey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of liver injury hospitalisation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after initiation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or warfarin and to determine predictors of liver injury hospitalisation in this population. METHODS: We studied 113 717 patients (mean age 70, 39% women) with AF included in the MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental databases with a first prescription for oral anticoagulation after 4 November 2011, followed through 31 December 2014...
January 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051219/incidental-gallbladder-cancer-diagnosed-on-cholecystectomy-specimens-a-study-of-30-cases
#15
Sana Ben Slama, Rym Ennaifer, Dhouha Bacha, Rached Bayar, Saadia Bouraoui, Lassaad Gharbi, Ahlem Lahmar
Background - The gallbladder cancer is a rare cancer with poor prognosis. The association with gallstone disease is the main risk factor of this cancer. Aim - Describe the demographics, clinic-pathologic and therapeutic management of incidentally gallbladder cancer diagnosed on cholecystectomy specimens. Methods - retrospective study including 30 cases of gallbladder cancer incidentally detected on cholecystectomy specimens. Results - The incidence of gallbladder cancer incidentally discovered was 0.83%. The sex ratio M/F was 0...
June 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049534/case-report-maternal-mosaicism-resulting-in-inheritance-of-a-novel-gata6-mutation-causing-pancreatic-agenesis-and-neonatal-diabetes-mellitus
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Daphne Yau, Elisa De Franco, Sarah E Flanagan, Sian Ellard, Miriam Blumenkrantz, John J Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Haploinsufficiency of the GATA6 transcription factor gene was recently found to be the most common cause of pancreatic agenesis, a rare cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus. Although most cases are de novo, we describe three siblings with inherited GATA6 haploinsufficiency and the rare finding of parental mosaicism. CASE PRESENTATION: The proband was born at term with severe intrauterine growth restriction, the first child of non-consanguineous parents...
January 3, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032399/increased-leptin-and-leptin-receptor-expression-in-dogs-with-gallbladder-mucocele
#17
S Lee, O-K Kweon, W H Kim
BACKGROUND: Leptin and its receptor play a role in several disease processes such as pancreatitis and heart disease. However, their association with gallbladder mucocele (GBM) in dogs has not been reported. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate differences in the expression of leptin and leptin receptor between dogs with and without GBM. ANIMALS: Twenty-five healthy dogs, including 9 laboratory beagle dogs, and 22 client-owned dogs with GBM. METHODS: Serum leptin concentration was determined in blood samples of all dogs by ELISA...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028930/an-update-on-cancer-risk-and-surveillance-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#18
Jennifer L Horsley-Silva, Eduardo A Rodriguez, Diana L Franco, Keith D Lindor
Malignancy represents substantial morbidity and mortality in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). This subset of patients has been proven to be at increased risk for developing cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder carcinoma, and colorectal cancer in those with overlapping inflammatory bowel disease. Herein we review the prevalence of these malignancies and recommend screening tools and current knowledge to reduce the disease burden in this population. Cholangiocarcinoma is the most dominant malignancy affecting PSC patients, with a lifetime risk ranging from 5-20%...
December 27, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027587/analysis-of-surgical-interruption-of-the-enterohepatic-circulation-as-a-treatment-for-pediatric-cholestasis
#19
Kasper S Wang, Greg Tiao, Lee M Bass, Paula M Hertel, Douglas Mogul, Nanda Kerkar, Matthew Clifton, Colleen Azen, Laura Bull, Philip Rosenthal, Dylan Stewart, Riccardo Superina, Ronen Arnon, Molly Bozic, Mary L Brandt, Patrick A Dillon, Annie Fecteau, Kishore Iyer, Binita Kamath, Saul Karpen, Frederick Karrer, Kathleen M Loomes, Cara Mack, Peter Mattei, Alexander Miethke, Kyle Soltys, Yumirle P Turmelle, Karen West, Jessica Zagory, Cat Goodhue, Benjamin L Shneider
: To evaluate the efficacy of non-transplant surgery for pediatric cholestasis, 58 clinically diagnosed children, including 20 Alagille syndrome (ALGS), 16 Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis-1 (FIC1), 18 Bile Salt Export Pump (BSEP) disease, & 4 others with low γ-glutamyl transpeptidase disease (levels <100 U/L), were identified across 14 Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) centers. Data were collected retrospectively from individuals who collectively had 39 partial external biliary diversions (PEBD), 11 ileal exclusions (IE) and 7 gallbladder-to-colon diversion (GBC)...
December 27, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011514/clinical-performance-of-cea-ca19-9-ca15-3-ca125-and-afp-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-using-loci%C3%A2-based-assays
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Ramona C Dolscheid-Pommerich, Steffen Manekeller, Gisela Walgenbach-Brünagel, Jörg C Kalff, Gunther Hartmann, Birgit Stoffel Wagner, Stefan Holdenrieder
BACKGROUND/AIM: Few data are available regarding the clinical performance of LOCI™-based tumor marker assays. We investigated the diagnostic power of carcinogenic antigen, carbohydrate antigen 19-9, carbohydrate antigen 15-3, carbohydrate antigen 125 and alpha-fetoprotein for detection of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed sera from 204 patients (107 with GI cancer, 73 with benign GI diseases and 24 healthy controls) using the Dimension™ Vista1500 analyzer...
2017: Anticancer Research
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