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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913855/what-can-the-microstructure-of-stones-tell-us
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REVIEW
James C Williams, Elaine Worcester, James E Lingeman
How stones are retained within the kidney while small in size is still not fully understood. In this paper, we show two examples of how stones are retained during early growth: one is growth on Randall's (interstitial) plaque, and the other is growth on mineral that has formed as a luminal plug in a terminal collecting duct. These two mechanisms of stone retention during early growth have distinctive morphologic features that can be seen by methods that show the microscopic structure of the stones. Stones growing on Randall's plaque display an apatite region that is typically not large in size (<0...
December 2, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909551/post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-severity
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Ayman El Nakeeb, Ehab El Hanafy, Tarek Salah, Ehab Atef, Hosam Hamed, Ahmad M Sultan, Emad Hamdy, Mohamed Said, Ahmed A El Geidie, Tharwat Kandil, Mohamed El Shobari, Gamal El Ebidy
AIM: To detect risk factors for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) and investigate the predictors of its severity. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of all patients who underwent ERCP. Pre-ERCP data, intraoperative data, and post-ERCP data were collected. RESULTS: The study population consisted of 996 patients. Their mean age at presentation was 58.42 (± 14.72) years, and there were 454 male and 442 female patients...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905178/follow-up-to-determine-unplanned-hospitalization-and-complications-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
#3
Edwina Chan, Teresa Neeman, Andrew Thomson
BACKGROUND: Studies of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related complications are inconsistent and sometimes have insufficient patient follow-up. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for ERCP-related events, leading to hospitalization in the case of outpatients and prolonged hospital stay in the case of inpatients, using assiduous follow-up and contemporaneous recording of data. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 1000 consecutive ERCP procedures performed by a single endoscopist at a tertiary referral centre in Canberra, Australia, were studied and the complications evaluated...
December 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903222/sustained-elabela-gene-therapy-in-high-salt-induced-hypertensive-rats
#4
Claire A Schreiber, Sara J Holditch, Alex Generous, Yasuhiro Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Elabela (ELA) is a recently identified apelin receptor agonist essential for cardiac development, but its biology and therapeutic potential are unclear. In humans ELA transcripts are detected in embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, kidney, heart and blood vessels. ELA through the apelin receptor promotes angiogenesis in vitro, relaxes murine aortic blood vessels and attenuates high blood pressure in vivo. The apelin receptor when bound to its original ligand, apelin, exerts peripheral vasodilatory and positive inotropic effects, conferring cardioprotection in vivo...
November 21, 2016: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900811/exuberant-squamous-metaplasia-with-calcification-following-intraoperative-radiotherapy-for-breast-carcinoma-report-of-an-unusual-case-and-retrospective-review-of-cases-from-a-single-institution
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Paula S Ginter, John Ng, Rebecca Zhuo, Alexander J Swistel, Timothy M D'Alfonso
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is a novel and increasingly utilized radiation technique in the treatment of breast carcinoma. There are few reports on the histologic changes seen in breast tissue from patients who have undergone IORT. We sought to evaluate the histologic changes observed in specimens received following IORT, as well as report an unusual case which prompted our study. A retrospective review of patients who received IORT and subsequently had breast tissue histologically evaluated at our institution was performed...
November 30, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899683/validation-of-an-integrative-mathematical-model-of-dehydration-and-rehydration-in-virtual-humans
#6
W Andrew Pruett, John S Clemmer, Robert L Hester
Water homeostasis is one of the body's most critical tasks. Physical challenges to the body, including exercise and surgery, almost always coordinate with some change in water handling reflecting the changing needs of the body. Vasopressin is the most important hormone that contributes to short-term water homeostasis. By manipulating vascular tone and regulating water reabsorption in the collecting duct of the kidneys, vasopressin can mediate the retention or loss of fluids quickly. In this study, we validated HumMod, an integrative mathematical model of human physiology, against six different challenges to water homeostasis with special attention to the secretion of vasopressin and maintenance of electrolyte balance...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899271/the-role-of-transpapillary-drainage-in-management-of-patients-with-pancreatic-fluid-collections-and-pancreatic-duct-disruption-as-a-consequences-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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EDITORIAL
Mateusz Jagielski, Marian Smoczyński, Krystian Adrych
In last thirty years we have been observing significant development of an endoscopic treatment of pancreatic fluid collections, including transmural drainage of walled-off pancreatic necrosis. Simultaneously, the use of endotherapy in treatment of main pancreatic ducts disruptions has increased. Despite many publications available in current literature, concerning the endoscopic treatment of consequences of acute necrotizing pancreatitis, the role of transpapillary drainage in management of patients with pancreatic fluid collections and pancreatic duct disruption as an after-effect of severe acute pancreatitis remains unclear and is still a current problem...
November 18, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895120/ankyrin-g-expression-regulates-apical-delivery-of-the-epithelial-sodium-channel-enac
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Christine A Klemens, Robert S Edinger, Lindsay Kightlinger, Xiaoning Liu, Michael B Butterworth
The epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is the limiting entry point for Na(+) reabsorption in the distal kidney nephron and is regulated by numerous hormones, including the mineralocorticoid hormone aldosterone. Previously we identified ankyrin G (AnkG), a cytoskeletal protein involved in vesicular transport, as a novel aldosterone-induced protein that can alter Na(+) transport in mouse cortical collecting duct (mCCD) cells. However, the mechanisms underlying AnkG's regulation of Na(+) transport were unknown. Here we report that AnkG expression directly regulates Na(+) transport by altering ENaC activity in the apical membrane...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891395/bellini-duct-carcinoma-a-rare-entity
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Amit Kumar Mishra, Ramanitharan Manikandan, Lalgudi Narayan Dorairajan, Jayesh Kumar Mittal, Jinkala Sree Rekha
Bellini duct carcinoma of kidney derives from collecting duct and is associated with an aggressive course and extremely poor prognosis. Here, we report an interesting case of Collecting Duct Carcinoma (CDC) with Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) thrombus and large retroperitoneal lymph nodes and diffuse desmoplastic reaction. The patient underwent left open radical nephrectomy with IVC thrombectomy and regional lymphadenectomy. Based on morphological and immunohistochemical analysis, diagnosis of collecting duct (Bellini duct) carcinoma was made...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890655/silver-nanoparticle-treatment-ameliorates-biliary-atresia-syndrome-in-rhesus-rotavirus-inoculated-mice
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Ruizhong Zhang, Zefeng Lin, Vincent Ch Lui, Kenneth Ky Wong, Paul Kh Tam, Puiyan Lee, Chun Nam Lok, Jonathan R Lamb, Yan Chen, Huimin Xia
Biliary atresia (BA) is a neonatal biliary system disease closely associated with viral infection and bile duct inflammation. Silver nanoparticles (AgNps) have previously revealed antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we have investigated the effects of AgNps in the treatment of the Rhesus rotavirus inoculation induced BA in mice. The morphology, liver histopathology, clinical biochemistry examination, and inflammatory cells were analyzed in BA mice. Results indicated that AgNps could significantly increase the survival rate of BA mice, and reduce jaundice and weight lost and the liver enzymes and bilirubin metabolism clinical parameters were close to the normal levels...
November 25, 2016: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889609/aquaporin-2-ser-261-phosphorylation-is-regulated-in-combination-with-ser-256-and-ser-269-phosphorylation
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Naofumi Yui, Sei Sasaki, Shinichi Uchida
Aquaporin-2 (AQP2) is a water channel in collecting duct principal cells in the kidney. Vasopressin catalyzes AQP2 phosphorylation at several serine sites in its C-terminus: Ser-256, Ser-261, and Ser-269. Upon stimulation by vasopressin, Ser-269 phosphorylation increases and Ser-261 phosphorylation decreases. Ser-256 phosphorylation is relatively constant. However, whether these types of phospho-regulation occur independently in distinct AQP2 populations or sequentially in the same AQP2 population is unclear...
November 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886406/disrupted-pancreatic-duct-treated-with-a-combination-of-endoscopic-cystoduodenostomy-and-pancreatic-duct-fistualization-through-a-pseudocyst-wall-via-lumen-apposing-metal-stent
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Robert M Wilechansky, Ali S Khan, Amrita Sethi
The management of disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome is complex and is increasingly approached using emerging endoscopic techniques. Here, we present a case of recurrent pancreatitis in an elderly woman complicated by pseudocyst formation and complete pancreatic duct disruption. Her condition was treated with a novel combination of transpapillary stenting and cystduodenostomy in which a pancreatic duct stent was placed into an opening in the pseudocyst wall via lumen-apposing metal stent. This allowed for effective drainage into the gastrointestinal tract and resolution of duct disruption...
November 25, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879294/cxcr2-is-involved-in-pulmonary-intravascular-macrophage-accumulation-and-angiogenesis-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome
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Xujiong Li, Yunxia Chen, Yongli Chang, Shufen Li, Zhongfu Zhao, HuiYing Zhang
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a lung complication in various liver diseases, with high incidence, poor prognosis and no effective non-surgical treatments in patients with hepatocirrhosis. Therefore, assessing HPS pathogenesis to explore proper therapy strategies is clinically relevant. In this study, male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent sham operation or common bile duct ligation (CBDL). Two weeks post-surgery, the following groups were setup for 2 weeks of treatment: Sham + normal saline, CBDL + CXCR2 antagonist SB225002, CBDL + TNF-α antagonist PTX, and CBDL + normal saline groups...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877011/analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-of-pancreatic-cystic-tumors
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Lei You, Jianchun Xiao, Zhe Cao, Wanying Zhang, Quan Liao, Menghua Dai, Taiping Zhang, Yupei Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To summarize experience in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cystic neoplasms. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 207 patients who were diagnosed with pancreatic cystic tumors at Peking Union Medical College Hospital between Jan 2009 and Mar 2014. Clinical data, such as clinical manifestations, radiological and pathological images and surgical recordings, were collected. RESULTS: Of the 207 included patients, females accounted for 76...
October 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876981/detection-of-fasciola-hepatica-and-fasciola-gigantica-common-and-uncommon-antigens-using-rabbit-hyper-immune-serum-raised-against-their-excretory-secretory-and-somatic-antigens
#15
S Abdolahi Khabisi, B Sarkari
Fasciolosis is an important neglected helminth disease caused by two liver flukes, Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica. The two species of Fasciola are usually different in their morphological and molecular features. They have also common and uncommon antigens in both their somatic and excretory secretory metabolites. In this study, we compared somatic and excretory-secretory (ES) antigens of F. hepatica and F. gigantica, by using rabbit hyper immune serum raised against these antigens. Adult worms were collected from bile ducts of infected animals and species of the fluke was confirmed by RFLP-PCR...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872855/partial-portal-vein-arterialization-attenuates-acute-bile-duct-injury-induced-by-hepatic-dearterialization-in-a-rat-model
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Jun Jiang, Jishu Wei, Junli Wu, Wentao Gao, Qiang Li, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
Hepatic infarcts or abscesses occur after hepatic artery interruption. We explored the mechanisms of hepatic deprivation-induced acute liver injury and determine whether partial portal vein arterialization attenuated this injury in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent either complete hepatic arterial deprivation or partial portal vein arterialization, or both. Hepatic ischemia was evaluated using biochemical analysis, light microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Hepatic ATP levels, the expression of hypoxia- and inflammation-associated genes and proteins, and the expression of bile transporter genes were assessed...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861942/the-ectopic-accessory-parotid-system-with-congenital-cheek-fistula-an-overview-and-current-update
#17
REVIEW
Mainak Dutta
OBJECTIVE: This review attempts to provide a comprehensive, updated overview of the ectopic accessory parotid system (EAPS) from clinical and developmental perspectives and investigates its eligibility to be included in the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS). REVIEW METHODS: Results of the keyword-based search in the PubMed/MEDLINE, Google Scholar, LILACS, and Cochrane Library were subjected to the given inclusion and exclusion criteria that corroborated with the definition of EAPS...
November 12, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852932/epididymis-like-tubules-in-adult-renal-hypodysplasia-immunohistochemical-features-indicate-a-mesonephric-origin
#18
Madhavi A Naik, Sanjay A Pai
We report the presence of epididymis-like tubules in unilateral renal hypodysplasia in 3 adult men. Microscopy showed dilated tubules lined by ciliated columnar epithelium and smaller basal cells, morphologically resembling epididymal tubules. Small tubules lined by cuboidal epithelium were also present in all cases, with glomeruli in 2 cases. The epididymis-like tubules expressed CD10, CK7, PAX8, and AR in the luminal epithelium, while the basal cells were positive for p63, CK7, and focally for CD10. The smooth muscle bundles around the epididymis-like tubules were focally AR and WT1 (cytoplasmic) positive...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849658/impact-of-disconnected-pancreatic-duct-syndrome-on-the-endoscopic-management-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections
#19
Ji Young Bang, Charles Melbern Wilcox, Udayakumar Navaneethan, Muhammad K Hasan, Shajan Peter, John Christein, Robert Hawes, Shyam Varadarajulu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome (DPDS) on endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs). BACKGROUND: Data on the impact of DPDS in patients undergoing endoscopic treatment of PFCs are limited. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients undergoing endoscopic drainage of PFCs from 2003 to 2015. If treatment response was suboptimal following initial endoscopic or endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural drainage, hybrid interventions (endoscopic ultrasound-guided multigate/dual modality technique, endoscopic/percutaneous sinus tract necrosectomy) were performed...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846140/disturbances-of-the-perioperative-microbiome-across-multiple-body-sites-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#20
Matthew B Rogers, Victoria Aveson, Brian Firek, Andrew Yeh, Brandon Brooks, Rachel Brower-Sinning, Jennifer Steve, Jillian F Banfield, Amer Zureikat, Melissa Hogg, Brian A Boone, Herbert J Zeh, Michael J Morowitz
OBJECTIVE: The goals of this study were to characterize bacterial communities within fecal samples, pancreatic fluid, bile, and jejunal contents from patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and to identify associations between microbiome profiles and clinical variables. METHODS: Fluid was collected from the pancreas, common bile duct, and proximal jejunum from 50 PD patients. Postoperative fecal samples were also collected. The microbial burden within samples was quantified with droplet digital polymerase chain reaction...
November 11, 2016: Pancreas
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