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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220780/bacterial-infections-change-natural-history-of-cirrhosis-irrespective-of-liver-disease-severity
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Elena Dionigi, Matteo Garcovich, Mauro Borzio, Gioacchino Leandro, Avik Majumdar, Aikaterini Tsami, Vasiliki Arvaniti, Davide Roccarina, Massimo Pinzani, Andrew K Burroughs, James O'Beirne, Emmanuel A Tsochatzis
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prognostic significance of infections in relation to current prognostic scores and explored if infection could be considered per se a distinct clinical stage in the natural history of cirrhosis. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with cirrhosis admitted to a tertiary referral liver unit for at least 48 h over a 2-year period. Diagnosis of infection was based on positive cultures or strict established criteria. We used competing risk analysis and propensity score matching for data analysis...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219365/exploration-of-anti-cancer-effects-and-mechanisms-of-zuo-jin-wan-and-its-alkaloid-components-in-vitro-and-in-orthotopic-hepg2-xenograft-immunocompetent-mice
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Shun-Ting Chou, Chien-Yun Hsiang, Hsin-Yi Lo, Hui-Fen Huang, Ming-Tsung Lai, Ching-Liang Hsieh, Su-Yin Chiang, Tin-Yun Ho
BACKGROUND: Zuo-Jin-Wan (ZJW), a two-herb formula consisting of Coptis chinensis (CC) and Evodia rutaecarpa (ER), is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of cancers. However, the efficacies and mechanisms of ZJW and its alkaloid components on cancers are still unclear. METHODS: Here we investigated the anti-cancer effects and mechanisms of ZJW, CC, ER, berberine, and evodiamine in cells and in intrahepatic xenograft mice. RESULTS: Treatment of HepG2 cells with ZJW, CC, ER, berberine, and evodiamine significantly displayed cytotoxic effects in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
February 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218205/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-of-peritoneal-deposits-in-patients-with-ascites-of-unknown-cause-with-videos
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Piyush Somani, Malay Sharma, Amol Patil, Charu Shastri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215643/malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-clear-cell-variant-in-a-female-and-its-differentiation-from-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Hiroko Hayashi, Takuya Kawata, Isao Shimokawa
Epithelial type malignant mesothelioma with a clear cell morphology is rare, and no case arising in the peritoneum of a female patient has been reported. Here we report a case of clear cell mesothelioma that developed in the peritoneum of a 61-year-old female. The patient died from massive ascites and respiratory failure 11days after her hospital admission. The autopsy demonstrated marked thickening of the omentum and a yellowish-whitish tumor diffusely covering the abdominal organs. The predominantly solid tumor was characterized microscopically by the growth of atypical cells with an abundant clear cytoplasm...
January 3, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215472/a-giant-mesenteric-cyst-mimicking-untreatable-ascites
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M Vallejo-Soto, S Orozco-Simental
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214851/lysophosphatidic-acid-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-repressing-sirt1
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Upasana Ray, Sib Sankar Roy, Shreya Roy Chowdhury
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an essential role in the transition from early to invasive phenotype, however the underlying mechanisms still remain elusive. Herein, we propose a mechanism through which the class-III deacetylase SIRT1 regulates EMT in ovarian cancer (OC) cells. METHODS: Expression analysis was performed using Q-PCR, western blot, immunofluorescence and fluorescence-IHC study. Matrigel invasion assay was used for the invasion study...
February 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213164/carvedilol-use-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-and-ascites
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Rohit Sinha, Khalida A Lockman, Nethmee Mallawaarachchi, Marcus Robertson, John N Plevris, Peter C Hayes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carvedilol, a non-selective beta-blocker (NSBB) with additional anti-alpha 1 receptor activity, is a potent portal hypotensive agent. It has been used as prophylaxis against variceal bleed. However, its safety in decompensated liver cirrhosis with ascites is still disputed. In this study, we examined whether long-term use of carvedilol in the presence of ascites is a risk factor for mortality. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective analysis of 325 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites presenting to our Liver Unit between 1(st) of January 2009 to 31(st) August 2012...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209916/diabetic-concentrations-of-metformin-inhibit-platelet-mediated-ovarian-cancer-cell-progression
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Rafaela Erices, Sofía Cubillos, Raúl Aravena, Felice Santoro, Monica Marquez, Renan Orellana, Carolina Ramírez, Pamela González, Patricia Fuenzalida, María Loreto Bravo, Bárbara Oliva, Sumie Kato, Carolina Ibañez, Jorge Brañes, Erasmo Bravo, Catalina Alonso, Karen García, Clemente Arab, Vicente A Torres, Alejandro S Godoy, Jaime Pereira, Galdo Bustos, Julio Cesar Cardenas, Mauricio A Cuello, Gareth I Owen
Clinical studies have suggested a survival benefit in ovarian cancer patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus taking metformin, however the mechanism by which diabetic concentrations of metformin could deliver this effect is still poorly understood. Platelets not only represent an important reservoir of growth factors and angiogenic regulators, they are also known to participate in the tumor microenvironment implicated in tumor growth and dissemination. Herein, we investigated if diabetic concentrations of metformin could impinge upon the previously reported observation that platelet induces an increase in the tube forming capacity of endothelial cells (angiogenesis) and upon ovarian cancer cell aggressiveness...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209497/a-multicenter-assessment-of-the-ability-of-preoperative-computed-tomography-scan-and-ca-125-to-predict-gross-residual-disease-at-primary-debulking-for-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Rudy S Suidan, Pedro T Ramirez, Debra M Sarasohn, Jerrold B Teitcher, Revathy B Iyer, Qin Zhou, Alexia Iasonos, John Denesopolis, Oliver Zivanovic, Kara C Long Roche, Yukio Sonoda, Robert L Coleman, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Hedvig Hricak, Dennis S Chi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of preoperative computed tomography scan and CA-125 to predict gross residual disease (RD) at primary cytoreduction in advanced ovarian cancer. METHODS: A prospective, non-randomized, multicenter trial of patients who underwent primary debulking for stage III-IV epithelial ovarian cancer previously identified 9 criteria associated with suboptimal (>1cm residual) cytoreduction. This is a secondary post-hoc analysis looking at the ability to predict any RD...
February 13, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207849/inhibition-of-peritoneal-dissemination-of-colon-cancer-by-hyperthermic-co2-insufflation-a-novel-approach-to-prevent-intraperitoneal-tumor-spread
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Yuanfei Peng, Hua Yang, Qing Ye, Houming Zhou, Minhua Zheng, Yinghong Shi
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of laparoscopic surgery for advanced gastrointestinal cancer raises concerns about intra-peritoneal tumor spread. Prevention of peritoneal dissemination is extremely important but a preventive modality is lacking. The aim of this study was to examine a novel approach (hyperthermic CO2 insufflation, HT-CO2) for preventing peritoneal dissemination during laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: A peritoneal dissemination model was established in Balb/c nu/nu mice by intraperitoneal injection of human colon cancer cells (SW1116, 1×106)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207504/unusual-presentation-of-direct-intraperitoneal-metastases-complicated-with-massive-ascites-from-plasmacytoid-variant-of-bladder-cancer-and-adenocarcinoma-of-colon-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yu-Hua Shao, Chien-Chang Kao, Shou-Hung Tang, Tai-Lung Cha, Chih-Wei Tsao, En Meng, Dah-Shyong Yu, Guang-Huan Sun, Sheng-Tang Wu
BACKGROUND: Plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma (PUC) is a distinct variant of urinary bladder cancer, with a high propensity for invasion and poor prognosis. These tumors occur most commonly in male patients with the age of reported cases ranging from 46 to 87 years. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 74-year-old male patient having massive ascites and bilateral lower leg edema. Colonoscopy showed a 3-cm lesion in the sigmoid colon and an edematous nonpapillary tumor was found by cystoscopy in the bladder...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205111/risk-factors-for-bile-duct-injury-after-percutaneous-thermal-ablation-of-malignant-liver-tumors-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Man-Xia Lin, Jie-Yi Ye, Wen-Shuo Tian, Ming Xu, Bo-Wen Zhuang, Ming-De Lu, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ming Kuang
BACKGROUND: Bile duct injury after ablation of malignant liver tumors (MLTs) was not unusual and should be avoided. However, few studies have focused on evaluating the risk factors for intrahepatic bile duct injury. AIM: To evaluate the risk factors for intrahepatic bile duct injury after ablation of MLTs and to evaluate the minimum safe distance for ablating tumors abutting bile ducts. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with intrahepatic bile duct injury after ablation of MLTs, and 65 controls were recruited...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203285/automated-low-flow-ascites-pump-for-the-treatment-of-cirrhotic-patients-with-refractory-ascites
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REVIEW
Guido Stirnimann, Vanessa Banz, Federico Storni, Andrea De Gottardi
Cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites (RA) can be treated with repeated large volume paracentesis (LVP), with the insertion of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or with liver transplantation. However, side effects and complications of these therapeutic options, as well as organ shortage, warrant the development of novel treatments. The automated low-flow ascites pump (alfapump(®)) is a subcutaneously-implanted novel battery-driven device that pumps ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity into the urinary bladder...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199067/human-epididymis-protein-4-immunostaining-of-malignant-ascites-differentiates-cancer-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-origin-from-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Anna Stiekema, Koen K Van de Vijver, Henk Boot, Annegien Broeks, Catharina M Korse, Willemien J van Driel, Gemma G Kenter, Christianne A R Lok
BACKGROUND: An accurate diagnosis of cancer of Müllerian origin is required before the initiation of treatment. An overlap in clinical presentation and cytological, histological, or imaging studies with other nongynecological tumors does occur. Therefore, immunocytochemistry markers are used to determine tumor origin. Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) is overexpressed in tissue of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). It has shown to be a sensitive and specific serum marker for EOC and to be of value for the differentiation between EOC and ovarian metastases of gastrointestinal origin...
February 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198820/predicting-short-term-survival-after-liver-transplantation-on-eight-score-systems-a-national-report-from-china-liver-transplant-registry
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Qi Ling, Haojiang Dai, Runzhou Zhuang, Tian Shen, Weilin Wang, Xiao Xu, Shusen Zheng
To compare the performance of eight score systems (MELD, uMELD, MELD-Na. iMELD, UKELD, MELD-AS, CTP, and mCTP) in predicting the post-transplant mortality, we analyzed the data of 6,014 adult cirrhotic patients who underwent liver transplantation between January 2003 and December 2010 from the China Liver Transplant Registry database. In hepatitis B virus (HBV) group, MELD, uMELD and MELD-AS showed good predictive accuracies at 3-month mortality after liver transplantation; by comparison with other five models, MELD presented the best ability in predicting 3-month, 6-month and 1-year mortality, showing a significantly better predictive ability than UKELD and iMELD...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197682/intraperitoneal-metastases-after-transarterial-embolization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-observational-study
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Jeffrey M Meier, Spencer C Behr, Eric Jordan, K Pallav Kolli, Benjamin M Yeh
PURPOSE: Transarterial embolization is frequently used to treat local hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). While various complications are known to occur following transarterial embolization, only one prior case of peritoneal spread of HCC occurring shortly after transarterial chemoembolization has been reported. We present five cases of peritoneal spread of HCC following transarterial embolization (including bland embolization, conventional transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), and doxorubicin-eluting beads TACE) and identify features common among those cases...
February 14, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197204/effects-of-combined-simultaneous-and-sequential-endostar-and-cisplatin-treatment-in-a-mice-model-of-gastric-cancer-peritoneal-metastases
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Lin Jia, Shuguang Ren, Tao Li, Jianing Wu, Xinliang Zhou, Yan Zhang, Jianhua Wu, Wei Liu
Objective. Aimed to study the effects of endostar and cisplatin using an in vivo imaging system (IVIS) in a model of peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer. Methods. NUGC-4 gastric cancer cells transfected with luciferase gene (NUGC-4-Luc) were injected i.p. into nude mice. One week later, mice were randomly injected i.p.: group 1, cisplatin (d1-3) + endostar (d4-7); group 2, endostar (d1-4) + cisplatin (d5-7); group 3, endostar + cisplatin d1, 4, and 7; group 4, saline for two weeks. One week after the final administration, mice were sacrificed...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195549/dendrobium-chrysanthum-ethanolic-extract-induces-apoptosis-via-p53-up-regulation-in-hela-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-progression-in-mice
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Ritika Prasad, Nishant Kumar Rana, Biplob Koch
Background Dendrobium is one of the diverse genus of orchid plants. It possesses a number of pharmacological activities and has long been used in traditional system of medicine. The goal of this study was to investigate the apoptosis inducing property of the ethanolic extract from the leaves of Dendrobium chrysanthum, a species of Dendrobium whose anticancer role has not been ascertained yet. Methods To evaluate the anticancer activity of the ethanolic extract of D. chrysanthum in vitro in HeLa (human cervical cancer) cells, cytotoxic activity, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), induction of apoptosis and effect on cell cycle were determined...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195341/left-ventricular-systolic-function-is-associated-to-sympathetic-nervous-activity-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-cirrhosis
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Raquel Yotti, Cristina Ripoll, Yolanda Benito, Maria Vega Catalina, Jaime Elízaga, Diego Rincón, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Javier Bermejo, Rafael Bañares
: An accurate evaluation of cardiac function in patients with cirrhosis remains a challenge. We used robust echocardiographic indices to characterize LV systolic function and its relationship to activation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and inflammation in 59 patients cirrhosis and 59 age-matched controls. Aditionally, in eleven patients we withdrew betablockers and diuretics and used phenylephrine and albumin infusion to evaluate the response to acute afterload and preload changes (interventional substudy)...
February 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191357/metastatic-invasive-lobular-breast-cancer-presenting-clinically-with-esophageal-dysphagia
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Lilit Karapetyan, Heather Laird-Fick, Reuben Cuison
Background. Intra-abdominal metastases of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC) may be insidious. We report a case of metastatic ILBC that presented with dysphagia within weeks of a negative mammogram and before the development of intra-abdominal symptoms. Case. A 70-year-old female developed esophageal dysphagia. She underwent EGD which showed a short segment of stricture of the distal esophagus without significant mucosal changes. Biopsy was unremarkable and patient underwent lower esophageal sphincter (LES) dilation...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
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