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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629605/ct-findings-in-11-patients-with-tafro-syndrome-a-variant-of-multicentric-castleman-s-disease
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T Kiguchi, C Sato, K Takai, Y Nakai, Y Kaneko, M Matsuki
AIM: To assess detailed computed tomography (CT) findings in patients with the recently described thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis, and organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome, in order to contribute to imaging interpretation in the challenging diagnosis of this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the need for informed consent. Eleven patients (six men, five women; mean age, 52.5 years) with confirmed TAFRO syndrome were included in this study...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627055/cholelithiasis-in-adult-bearded-dragons-retrospective-study-of-nine-adult-bearded-dragons-pogona-vitticeps-with-cholelithiasis-between-2013-and-2015-in-southern-germany
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A Gimmel, H Kempf, S Öfner, D Müller, A Liesegang
With an increased number of pet reptiles, many diseases occur due to nutritional disorders. Between 2013 and 2015, irregular gallbladder contents (sludge/choleliths) in adult bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) were recorded in many of the routinely conducted necropsies at the reptile rescue station in Munich (Auffangstation für Reptilien, München e.V., Munich, Germany). Nine animals, six from the rescue station and three from an associated veterinary practice (Tierärztliche Praxis für Exoten, Augsburg, Germany), were studied...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625150/update-on-the-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-the-effect-of-cholecystokinin-and-cholecystokinin-1-receptor-on-the-formation-of-cholesterol-gallstones
#3
Helen H Wang, Piero Portincasa, David Q-H Wang
Cholecystokinin (CCK) is an important neuro-intestinal peptide hormone produced by the enteroendocrine I-cells in the upper part of small intestine. Protein- and fat-enriched food plays an important role in triggering CCK secretion from the intestine. Carbohydrates stimulate only small amounts of CCK release. The CCK-1 receptor (CCK-1R) is largely localized in the gallbladder, sphincter of Oddi, pancreas, small intestine, gastric mucosa, and pyloric sphincter, where it is responsible for CCK to regulate multiple digestive processes including gallbladder contraction, pancreatic secretion, small intestinal transit, and gastric emptying...
June 19, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616794/long-term-survival-after-multidisciplinary-therapy-for-residual-gallbladder-cancer-with-peritoneal-dissemination-a-case-report
#4
Daisuke Kuga, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Mizuno, Junpei Yamaguchi, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: Although surgical resection is the only curative treatment for gallbladder cancer (GBC), concomitant peritoneal dissemination is considered far beyond the scope of resection. We report a long-term survivor with a residual GBC with multiple peritoneal disseminations who underwent an extended resection after effective chemotherapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old male underwent an open cholecystectomy for Mirizzi syndrome at a local hospital. Because of severe inflammation, the gallbladder was perforated during surgery, ending in a piecemeal resection...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603584/acute-calculous-cholecystitis-review-of-current-best-practices
#5
REVIEW
Carlos Augusto Gomes, Cleber Soares Junior, Salomone Di Saveiro, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Denis Kelly, Camila Couto Gomes, Felipe Couto Gomes, Lívia Dornellas Corrêa, Camila Brandão Alves, Samuel de Fádel Guimarães
Acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) is the most frequent complication of cholelithiasis and represents one-third of all surgical emergency hospital admissions, many aspects of the disease are still a matter of debate. Knowledge of the current evidence may allow the surgical team to develop practical bedside decision-making strategies, aiming at a less demanding procedure and lower frequency of complications. In this regard, recommendations on the diagnosis supported by specific criteria and severity scores are being implemented, to prioritize patients eligible for urgency surgery...
May 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597198/long-term-treatment-of-cushing-s-disease-with-pasireotide-5-year-results-from-an-open-label-extension-study-of-a-phase-iii-trial
#6
S Petersenn, L R Salgado, J Schopohl, L Portocarrero-Ortiz, G Arnaldi, A Lacroix, C Scaroni, S Ravichandran, A Kandra, B M K Biller
BACKGROUND: Treating hypercortisolism in patients with Cushing's disease after failed surgery often requires chronic medication, underlining the need for therapies with favourable long-term efficacy and safety profiles. METHODS: In a randomised, double-blind study, 162 adult patients with persistent/recurrent or de novo Cushing's disease received pasireotide. Patients with mean urinary free cortisol at/below the upper limit of normal or clinical benefit at month 12 could continue receiving pasireotide during an open-ended, open-label phase, the outcomes of which are described herein...
June 9, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597043/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-treated-with-first-line-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-retrospective-analysis-of-740-patients
#7
Bum Jun Kim, Jaewon Hyung, Changhoon Yoo, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Seong-Joon Park, Sang Soo Lee, Do Hyun Park, Tae Jun Song, Dong Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Jin-Hong Park, Hyungwoo Cho, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Heung-Moon Chang
PURPOSE: Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is a heterogeneous group of diseases comprising intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer. Although gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GEMCIS) was established as the standard first-line chemotherapy based on the ABC-02 trial, more data are needed to define the clinical course of BTC and its prognostic factors with the standard GEMCIS treatment. METHODS: Between April 2010 and June 2016, 740 patients with histologically documented cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer were treated with first-line GEMCIS in Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593414/safety-and-effectiveness-of-day-surgery-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-is-still-uncertain-meta-analysis-of-eight-randomized-controlled-trials-based-on-grade-approach
#8
Xiang-Yong Hao, Yan-Fei Shen, Yong-Gang Wei, Fei Liu, Hong-Yu Li, Bo Li
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no consensus on whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) performed as day-surgery is safe and effective and can be considered as the standard for the management of symptomatic gallbladder disease. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this intervention based on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of several databases from their inception to November 10, 2016 for entries on the mortality, morbidity after discharge, readmission, postoperative morbidity, and patient satisfaction at 1 week of day-surgery LC...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593410/xanthogranulomatous-cholecystitis-is-an-initial-laparoscopic-approach-feasible
#9
Jae Woo Park, Kee-Hwan Kim, Say-June Kim, Sang Kuon Lee
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis is an inflammatory disease with pathologically distinct characteristics such as accumulation of lipid-laden macrophages, fibrous tissue, and acute and chronic inflammatory cells. It often involves adjacent organs and mimics gallbladder cancer. The purpose of this study was to review the clinical findings of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis and to determine the appropriate treatment plan. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed clinical demographics, operation records, and postoperative results of 31 patients with a pathological diagnosis of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis who underwent surgery between January 2010 and 2015 at two university hospitals...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593017/the-rendezvous-technique-involving-insertion-of-a-guidewire-in-a-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-tube-for-biliary-access-in-a-case-of-difficult-biliary-cannulation
#10
Fumiko Sunada, Naoki Morimoto, Mamiko Tsukui, Hidekazu Kurata
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a diagnostic method and treatment approach for biliary diseases. However, biliary cannulation can be difficult in some cases. We performed ERCP in a 97-year-old woman with abdominal pain resulting from acute cholangitis caused by choledocholithiasis and observed difficult biliary cannulation. Eventually, the patient was successfully treated with the rendezvous technique. We could not cannulate the biliary duct during ERCP twice. Therefore, we placed a percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) tube without intrahepatic dilation...
May 2017: Journal of Rural Medicine: JRM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580281/glucagon-like-peptide-2-promotes-gallbladder-refilling-via-a-tgr5-independent-glp-2r-dependent-pathway
#11
Bernardo Yusta, Dianne Matthews, Grace B Flock, John R Ussher, Brigitte Lavoie, Gary M Mawe, Daniel J Drucker
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptides (GLPs) are secreted from enteroendocrine cells in response to nutrients and bile acids and control metabolism via actions on structurally-related yet distinct G protein coupled receptors. GLP-1 regulates gut motility, appetite, islet function, and glucose homeostasis, whereas GLP-2 enhances intestinal nutrient absorption. GLP-1R agonists are used to treat diabetes and obesity, and a GLP-2R agonist is approved to treat short bowel syndrome. Unexpectedly, reports of gallbladder disease have been associated with the use of both GLP-1R and GLP-2R agonists and after bariatric surgery, although the mechanisms remain unknown...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580054/percutaneous-cholecystostomy-and-hydrodissection-in-radiofrequency-ablation-of-liver-subcapsular-leiomyosarcoma-metastasis-adjacent-to-the-gallbladder-protective-effect
#12
André Azevedo, Priscila Falsarella, Rafael Rocha, Antônio Rahal, Rodrigo Garcia
Uterine leiomyosarcoma is an uncommon pathology, predominantly found in aged population. Patients with metastatic disease have poor survival and therapy mainly consists of palliative systemic chemotherapy. However, more aggressive strategies such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) may benefit patients with limited secondary disease. RFA is considered a simple and safe modality for treatment of hepatic lesions. The benefits related to RFA include low morbidity, short hospital stay and the possibility to repeat the procedure when necessary due to recurrences...
October 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569406/meta-analysis-of-single-port-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-comparing-body-image-and-cosmesis
#13
REVIEW
R Haueter, T Schütz, D A Raptis, P-A Clavien, M Zuber
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate improvements in cosmetic results and postoperative morbidity for single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) in comparison with multiport laparoscopic cholecystectomy (MLC). METHODS: A literature search was undertaken for RCTs comparing SILC with MLC in adult patients with benign gallbladder disease. Primary outcomes were body image and cosmesis scores at different time points. Secondary outcomes included intraoperative and postoperative complications, postoperative pain and frequency of port-site hernia...
June 1, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567120/the-potential-role-of-comprehensive-genomic-profiling-to-guide-targeted-therapy-for-patients-with-biliary-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Hwajeong Lee, Jeffrey S Ross
Remarkable advancements in techniques of genomic profiling and bioinformatics have led to the accumulation of vast amounts of knowledge on the genomic profiles of biliary tract cancer (BTC). Recent largescale molecular profiling studies have not only highlighted genomic differences characterizing tumors of the intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts and gallbladder, but have also revealed differences in genomic profiles pertaining to associated risk factors. Novel genomic alterations such as FGFR2 fusions and IDH1/2 mutations in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and ERBB2 alterations in gallbladder cancer (GBCA) are emerging as targeted therapy options capable of advancing precision medicine for the care of these patients...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553687/malignant-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-detected-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-and-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-patients-with-resectable-pancreaticobiliary-cancer
#15
Praveer Rai, Vinod Kumar, Ram Naval Rao
BACKGROUND: Resection surgery for pancreaticobiliary malignancies carries significant morbidity and mortality. Hence, preoperative assessment to exclude unresectable disease is mandatory. CT abdomen is the primary modality for staging of pancreaticobiliary cancers. However, some patients have malignant mediastinal lymphadenopathy (MML), which may be detected on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) but not on CT scan. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 75 consecutive patients (median age 54 years: 44 men) with a diagnosis of resectable pancreaticobiliary cancer (carcinoma gallbladder, carcinoma pancreas, cholangiocarcinoma, or periampullary carcinoma) for the presence of MML using EUS by an experienced endosonographer...
May 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542165/subtypes-of-native-american-ancestry-and-leading-causes-of-death-mapuche-ancestry-specific-associations-with-gallbladder-cancer-risk-in-chile
#16
Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Felix Boekstegers, Rosa González Silos, Katherine Marcelain, Pablo Baez Benavides, Carol Barahona Ponce, Bettina Müller, Catterina Ferreccio, Jill Koshiol, Christine Fischer, Barbara Peil, Janet Sinsheimer, Macarena Fuentes Guajardo, Olga Barajas, Rolando Gonzalez-Jose, Gabriel Bedoya, Maria Cátira Bortolini, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, Carla Gallo, Andres Ruiz Linares, Francisco Rothhammer
Latin Americans are highly heterogeneous regarding the type of Native American ancestry. Consideration of specific associations with common diseases may lead to substantial advances in unraveling of disease etiology and disease prevention. Here we investigate possible associations between the type of Native American ancestry and leading causes of death. After an aggregate-data study based on genome-wide genotype data from 1805 admixed Chileans and 639,789 deaths, we validate an identified association with gallbladder cancer relying on individual data from 64 gallbladder cancer patients, with and without a family history, and 170 healthy controls...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540098/combined-treatment-of-a-gallbladder-volvulus-with-a-common-bile-duct-obstruction
#17
M Laydi, K Charpentier, B Paquette, B Heyd
Gallbladder volvulus is a rare disease and can lead to an acute cholecystitis. We report the case of an elderly woman with a gallbladder volvulus, diagnosed at CT scan and treated by surgery and endoscopic sphincterotomy.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536803/prospective-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-in-patients-with-unresectable-gallbladder-cancer
#18
Yoshiki Hirooka, Takuya Ishikawa, Hiroki Kawashima, Eizaburo Ohno, Koji Nonogaki, Akira Kanamori, Takanori Hirai, Hiroki Uchida, Osamu Shirai, Hideki Ishikawa, Hidemi Goto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine plus cisplatin in Japanese patients with unresectable gallbladder cancer (GBC). METHODS: Chemo-naïve patients with histologically proven unresectable GBC were enrolled in this study. The patients received gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2)) and cisplatin (25 mg/m(2)) on days 1 and 8, every 21 days. A response assessment was done by CT scan every 4 weeks. The primary end points were to determine the response rates [RR; complete response (CR) + partial response (PR)] and the disease control rate [DCR; CR + PR + stable disease (SD)]...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535640/-study-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-combination-with-conventional-mri-signs-for-inflammation-activity-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
#19
H W Ren, H Y Ye, W M An, J H Dong, Y Liu
Objective: To study the correlation between ADC values of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and the pathological grading in inflammation activity of chronic hepatitis B, and combined with conventional MRI features to predict the diagnosis effectiveness. Methods: A total of 142 cases of patients with chronic hepatitis B were selected as inflammatory group in 302 Hospital of PLA from January 2014 to December 2015, while 20 cases of healthy subjects without history of liver disease were chosen as control group...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531808/prenatal-diagnosis-of-biliary-atresia-a-case-series
#20
O Shen, H Y Sela, H Nagar, R Rabinowitz, E Jacobovich, D Chen, E Granot
BACKGROUND: Biliary atresia is a progressive disease presenting with jaundice, and is the most common indication for liver transplantation in the pediatric population. Prenatal series have yielded conflicting results concerning a possible association between BA and prenatal nonvisualization of the gallbladder. AIMS: This retrospective case series was performed to assess the association between biliary atresia, prenatal nonvisualization of the gallbladder and other sonographic signs...
May 19, 2017: Early Human Development
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