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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784598/a-novel-digital-method-to-assess-air-space-loss-associated-with-acute-lung-injury-in-experimental-acute-pancreatitis
#1
R Mukherjee, L Wen, X Zhang, P Bhattacharya, W Huang, R Sutton
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Respiratory dysfunction and/or failure from acute lung injury (ALI) are common in acute pancreatitis (AP), but assessment of ALI in experimental AP has lacked standardisation. METHODS: A range of experimental AP models induced in C57BL/6 mice with corresponding controls (n = 6/group). Full double lung or right lung specimens were taken for histopathological assessment and slides analysed by a pre-set pipeline using Aperio Scanner (Leica), ImageJ software and CellProfiler software...
May 4, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784597/the-association-between-portal-system-vein-diameters-and-outcomes-in-acute-pancreatitis
#2
X J N M Smeets, G Litjens, D W da Costa, W Kievit, H C van Santvoort, M G H Besselink, P Fockens, M J Bruno, J J Kolkman, J P H Drenth, T L Bollen, E J M van Geenen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Acute pancreatitis (AP) progresses to necrotizing pancreatitis in 15% of cases. An important pathophysiological mechanism in AP is third spacing of fluids, which leads to intravascular volume depletion. This results in a reduced splanchnic circulation and reduced venous return. Non-visualisation of the portal and splenic vein on early computed tomography (CT) scan, which might be the result of smaller vein diameter due to decreased venous flow, is associated with infected necrosis and mortality in AP...
May 15, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782661/comparable-outcomes-in-intestinal-retransplantation-single-center-cohort-study
#3
Burcin Ekser, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Jonathan A Fridell, Richard S Mangus
BACKGROUND: Graft loss in intestinal transplantation (ITx) is close to 25% in the first year and 50% at 5-year post-transplantation. Although technically and immunologically challenging, intestinal retransplantation is now the 4th most common indication for ITx. METHODS: The aim of this study is to review and compare the outcomes of intestinal retransplantation with primary ITx, which included isolated ITx, modified multivisceral transplantation (mMVTx), and full MVTx, between 2003-2014 at Indiana University...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781033/microarray-analysis-of-circular-rna-expression-profiles-associated-with-gemcitabine-resistance-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#4
Chao Xu, Yue Yu, Fei Ding
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the most malignant tumors of the digestive system due to its rapid progression, metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy. Gemcitabine (GEM) chemotherapy is the first‑choice treatment for advanced PC. However, the effect of GEM‑based chemotherapy on PC is limited due to the development of chemoresistance, and the molecular mechanisms underlying this resistance have yet to be investigated. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), which can function as microRNA sponges, have been found to be involved in the development of several types of cancer...
May 17, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780601/a-comparison-of-apache-ii-bisap-ranson-s-score-and-modified-ctsi-in-predicting-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-based-on-the-2012-revised-atlanta-classification
#5
Anubhav Harshit Kumar, Mahavir Singh Griwan
Objective: Our aim was to prospectively compare the Accuracy of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, Bedside Index of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP), Ranson's score and modified Computed Tomography Severity Index (CTSI) in predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis based on Atlanta 2012 definitions in a tertiary care hospital in northern India. Methods: Fifty patients with acute pancreatitis admitted to our hospital during the period of March 2015 to September 2016 were included in the study...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780561/triple-action-pt-iv-derivatives-of-cisplatin-a-new-class-of-potent-anticancer-agents-that-overcome-resistance
#6
Emanuele Petruzzella, Roman Sirota, Irene Solazzo, Valentina Gandin, Dan Gibson
A series of triple action Pt(iv) prodrugs was designed to test the hypothesis that multi-action compounds, where each bioactive moiety intervenes in several cellular processes, might be more effective than a single agent at killing cancer cells. In particular, "triple action" Pt(iv) derivatives of cisplatin, where the axial ligands are inhibitors of cyclooxygenase (COXi), histone deacetylase (HDACi) or pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDKi) were developed. All compounds, ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (COXi)(PDKi)Cl2 ], ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (COXi)(HDACi)Cl2 ] and ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (HDACi)(PDKi)Cl2 ], where COXi = aspirin or ibuprofen, PDKi = dichloroacetate and HDACi = valproate or phenylbutyrate, were significantly more cytotoxic than cisplatin against all cell lines of an in-house panel of human cancer cells...
May 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780554/mechanistic-perspective-and-functional-activity-of-insulin-in-amylin-aggregation
#7
Michal Baram, Sharon Gilead, Ehud Gazit, Yifat Miller
Insulin is a key regulatory polypeptide that is secreted from pancreatic β-cells and has several important effects on the synthesis of lipids, regulation of enzymatic activities, blood glucose levels and the prevention of hyperglycemia. Insulin was demonstrated to self-assemble into ordered amyloid fibrils upon repeated injections, although the possible biological significance of the supramolecular structures is enigmatic. Amylin is also an amyloidogenic polypeptide that is secreted from pancreatic β-cells and plays an important role in glycemic regulation preventing post-prandial spikes in blood glucose levels...
May 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779831/interleukin-6-significantly-improves-predictive-value-of-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-for-predicting-severe-acute-pancreatitis
#8
Saransh Jain, Shallu Midha, Soumya Jagannath Mahapatra, Swatantra Gupta, Manish Kumar Sharma, Baibaswata Nayak, Tony George Jacob, Shalimar, Pramod Kumar Garg
BACKGROUND: Predicting severe acute pancreatitis (AP) is important for triage, prognosis, and designing therapeutic trials. Persistent systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) predicts severe AP but its diagnostic accuracy is suboptimal. Our objective was to study if cytokine levels could improve the predictive value of clinical variables for the development of severe AP. METHODS: Consecutive patients with AP were included in a prospective cohort study at a tertiary care center...
May 14, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779043/glis1-3-transcription-factors-critical-roles-in-the-regulation-of-multiple-physiological-processes-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Anton M Jetten
Krüppel-like zinc finger proteins form one of the largest families of transcription factors. They function as key regulators of embryonic development and a wide range of other physiological processes, and are implicated in a variety of pathologies. GLI-similar 1-3 (GLIS1-3) constitute a subfamily of Krüppel-like zinc finger proteins that act either as activators or repressors of gene transcription. GLIS3 plays a critical role in the regulation of multiple biological processes and is a key regulator of pancreatic β cell generation and maturation, insulin gene expression, thyroid hormone biosynthesis, spermatogenesis, and the maintenance of normal kidney functions...
May 19, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777841/acute-ischemic-pancreatitis-secondary-to-aortic-dissection
#10
Rong Wang, Jun-Ming Zhu, Rui-Dong Qi, Yong-Min Liu, Jun Zheng, Nan Zhang, Li-Zhong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Acute ischemic pancreatitis secondary to aortic dissection is very rare with an unclarified mechanism. We retrospectively reviewed six such cases in our center and present their outcomes herein. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between February 2009 and April 2017, six patients (male=2, female=4; mean age, 58 ± 8, range 47-70) years) with acute aortic dissection associated with pancreatitis were admitted to our center. There were three type A and three type B dissections...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777519/combination-glucose-lowering-therapy-plans-in-t2dm-case-based-considerations
#11
REVIEW
Lawrence Blonde, Susana Dipp, Daniel Cadena
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex disease, and while lifestyle interventions remain the cornerstone of therapy, most patients will also require pharmacotherapy. Current diabetes treatment guidelines and algorithms recommend an individualized approach to setting glycemic goals and selecting treatment. Although a single antihyperglycemic agent may be appropriate as the initial T2DM pharmacotherapy, the progressive nature of the disease due to declining pancreatic β-cell function will result in the vast majority of T2DM patients eventually requiring two or more antihyperglycemic agents...
May 18, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777518/total-pancreatic-necrosis-after-organophosphate-intoxication
#12
Rui Hou, Hongmin Zhang, Huan Chen, Yuankai Zhou, Yun Long, Dawei Liu
Cases of acute pancreatitis induced by organophosphate intoxication are encountered occasionally in clinics, but very few of them develop into severe pancreas necrosis and irreversible pancreatic function impairment. Here, we report a 47-year-old female organophosphate poisoning case after ingestion of massive insecticides; she was considered to have total necrosis and function failure of the pancreas via serum amylase test, glucose level test, and CT imaging. The patient exhibited no relief under the regular medicine treatment, which included sandostatin, antibiotics, intravenous atropine, and pralidoxime methiodide...
May 18, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777378/characterization-of-low-active-ghrelin-ratio-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Tomofumi Miura, Shuichi Mitsunaga, Masafumi Ikeda, Izumi Ohno, Hideaki Takahashi, Hidetaka Suzuki, Ai Irisawa, Takeshi Kuwata, Atsushi Ochiai
PURPOSE: Acyl ghrelin is an orexigenic peptide. Active ghrelin ratio, the ratio of acyl ghrelin to total ghrelin, has an important role in physiological functions and gastrointestinal symptoms. However, low active ghrelin ratio-related characteristics, gastrointestinal symptoms, and chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal toxicity in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer have not been previously evaluated. The goal of this study was to identify low active ghrelin ratio-related factors in treatment-naïve advanced pancreatic cancer patients...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776725/collaterals-management-during-pancreatoduodenectomy-in-patients-with-celiac-axis-stenosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#14
REVIEW
Francesco Giovanardi, Quirino Lai, Manuela Garofalo, Gabriela A Arroyo Murillo, Eleonore Choppin de Janvry, Redan Hassan, Zoe Larghi Laureiro, Adriano Consolo, Fabio Melandro, Pasquale B Berloco
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Celiac axis stenosis (CAS) represents an uncommon and typically innocuous condition. However, when a pancreatic resection is required, a high risk for upper abdominal organs ischemia is observed. In presence of collaterals, such a risk is minimized if their preservation is realized. The aim of the present study is to systematically review the literature with the intent to address the routine management of collateral arteries in the case of CAS patients requiring pancreatoduodenectomy...
May 15, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774578/the-immunobiology-of-rankl-and-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-activation-in-igg4-related-sclerosing-cholangitis
#15
Min Lian, Qixia Wang, Xiang Jiang, Jun Zhang, Yiran Wei, Yanmei Li, Bo Li, Weihua Chen, Haiyan Zhang, Qi Miao, Yanshen Peng, Xiao Xiao, Li Sheng, Weici Zhang, Jingyuan Fang, Ruqi Tang, M Eric Gershwin, Xiong Ma
The primary function of myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) is reflected in their immune modulatory role in several immune-mediated diseases. In IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), it has been hypothesized that there are selective regulatory defects that lead to a Th2 bias immune response. Herein we have taken advantage of a large cohort of patients with IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC), the most common extra-pancreatic involvement of IgG4-RD, as well as controls consisting of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and healthy volunteers, to study MDSC...
May 18, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774182/spleen-and-splenic-vascular-involvement-in-acute-pancreatitis-an-mri-study
#16
Chao-Lian Xie, Mao Zhang, Yong Chen, Ran Hu, Meng-Yue Tang, Tian-Wu Chen, Hua-Dan Xue, Zheng-Yu Jin, Xiao-Ming Zhang
Background: To investigate the spleen and splenic vascular involvement in acute pancreatitis (AP) and their correlations with the severity of AP using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods: MRI of 239 patients with AP was retrospectively reviewed to assess splenic and splenic vascular complications, and the severity of AP. The severity of AP was graded by the MRI severity index (MRSI) and the New Revised Classification of AP 2012. The intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameters (D, D*, and f) of spleen were measured...
April 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773762/endoscopic-treatment-of-extensive-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis-with-the-use-of-single-transluminal-gateway-transcystic-multiple-drainage-sgtmd
#17
Mateusz Jagielski, Marian Smoczyński, Krystian Adrych
The paper presents a description of the course of severe acute necrotizing pancreatitis as well as endoscopic treatment of an extensive infected walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN), being the consequence of acute pancreatitis. The basic strategy of interventional treatment was to extend access to necrotic areas with use of single transluminal gateway transcystic multiple drainage (SGTMD). Endoscopic transmural access (transgastric) was applied. Endoscopic necrosectomy under fluoroscopic guidance was repeated nine times during active transluminal drainage...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773761/surgical-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Wioletta Masiak-Segit, Karol Rawicz-Pruszyński, Magdalena Skórzewska, Wojciech P Polkowski
The only way to cure the patient with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (RT) is surgical excision of the tumor. The standard surgical treatment of resectable pancreatic carcinoma is considered the classic pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with the Kausch- Whipple procedure, or the pylorus-preserving PD with the Traverso-Longmire method. The most difficult technically and at the same time the most important PD stage from an oncological point of view is the separation of the head of the pancreas from the superior mesenteric artery...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773760/a-review-of-methods-for-preventing-pancreatic-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy
#19
Katarzyna Mech, Łukasz Wysocki, Tomasz Guzel, Marcin Makiewicz, Paweł Nyckowski, Maciej Słodkowski
Pancreatic fistula is one of the most severe complications after pancreatic surgeries. The risk of pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy is up to 60%. Effective methods to prevent pancreatic fistula are still sought. A unified definition of pancreatic fistula, which was introduced in 2005 by the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS), has allowed for an easier diagnosis and determination of fistula severity, as well as for a reliable inter-center comparison of data. Furthermore, a number of publications point out the risk factors of pancreatic fistula, which may be classified into patient-related risk factors, such as MBI, gender, smoking tobacco or pancreatic structure; and surgery-related risk factors, such as blood loss, prolonged surgery and non-underpinning of the major pancreatic duct...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773689/risk-factors-for-lung-disease-progression-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
#20
Marieke van Horck, Kim van de Kant, Bjorn Winkens, Geertjan Wesseling, Vincent Gulmans, Han Hendriks, Chris van der Grinten, Quirijn Jӧbsis, Edward Dompeling
To identify potential risk factors for lung disease progression in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), we studied the longitudinal data of all children with CF (aged ≥5 years) registered in the Dutch CF Registry (2009-2014). Lung disease progression was expressed as a decline in lung function (FEV1 %pred) and the pulmonary exacerbation rate (PEx). Potential risk factors at baseline included: sex, age, best FEV1%pred, best forced vital capacity (FVC)%pred, genotype, BMI z-score, pancreatic insufficiency, medication use (proton pump inhibitors [PPI], prophylactic antibiotics, and inhaled corticosteroids), CF-related diabetes, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and colonisation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa The data of 545 children were analysed...
May 17, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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