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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050073/-clinicopathologic-features-of-three-cases-of-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-with-liver-involvement
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J Shi, X Q Li, Z H Lu
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic features of the erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) with liver involvement. Methods: The clinical findings and hepatic biopsy of 3 cases of EPP diagnosed between July, 2011 to August, 2014 with liver involvement were reviewed, with relevant literature review. Results: All patients presented with persistent and refractory abdominal pain, with obvious jaundice and deranged liver function. Imaging showed homogeneous hepatomegaly in all patients. Histologically, the hepatocytes were edematous, and contained numerous cytoplasmic globular brown pigments and bile pigments, which were also found in Kupffer cells, in the bile canaliculi and in some of dilated sinusoid...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039581/shikonin-induces-apoptosis-and-g0-g1%C3%A2-phase-arrest-of-gallbladder-cancer-cells-via-the-jnk-signaling-pathway
#2
Tianyu Zhai, Zhenyu Hei, Qiang Ma, Haibin Liang, Yi Xu, Yichi Zhang, Longyang Jin, Chao Han, Jiandong Wang
Shikonin, a natural product isolated from the roots of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, is considered to have antitumor effects. Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a prevalent biliary tract malignancy with few curative therapeutic stragegies and poor prognosis. In the present study, we detected the effects of shikonin on GBC cells as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms. The results demonstrated that GBC cell proliferation was inhibited by shikonin as determined by MTT and colony formation assays. Flow cytometry results demonstrated that shikonin treatment enhanced apoptosis and promoted G0/G1 phase arrest in the GBC cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038848/ca19-9-kinetics-during-systemic-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-or-recurrent-biliary-tract-cancer
#3
Naminatsu Takahara, Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Takashi Sasaki, Kei Saito, Kensaku Noguchi, Tatsunori Suzuki, Tomoka Nakamura, Tatsuya Sato, Kazunaga Ishigaki, Ryunosuke Hakuta, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Rie Uchino, Suguru Mizuno, Hirofumi Kogure, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
PURPOSE: The role of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) kinetics in patients with biliary tract cancer (BTC) receiving chemotherapy remains to be elucidated. METHODS: A total of 185 advanced or recurrent BTC patients receiving a first line chemotherapy between January 2006 and March 2016, were retrospectively studied. Serum CA19-9 was measured at baseline and after two cycles of chemotherapy, and patients were categorized based on CA19-9 response: CA19-9 decrease group (≥ 30% decrease), stable group (< 30% decrease and < 20% increase) and increase group (≥ 20% increase)...
October 16, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038677/newly-diagnosed-idiopathic-liver-abscess-colonoscopy-required
#4
Priyanka Makkar, Tagore Sunkara, Manan Jhaveri, Judith Berger, Vinaya Gaduputi, Jay P Babich
Liver abscess is the most common type of visceral abscess reported in the United States. Biliary tract disease is the most common cause of the development of liver abscess. In the last decade, many cases of liver abscesses silently manifesting as colon cancer have been reported in East Asian countries. We herein describe a case of an immunocompetent man who immigrated from East Africa to Unites States and presented with a suspicion of colon mass with metastasis to the liver, and who was later diagnosed to have a colonic malignancy with a concomitant liver abscess...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035250/rare-but-life-threatening-complication-of-hydatid-disease
#5
Fatih Karakaya, Çağdaş Kalkan, Melek Karakaya, Necati Örmeci
Cystic echinococcosis is an infectious disease that is potentially associated with the biliary tract. Of thousand cases of hydatid cysts that were successfully treated by the Örmeci method, only two presented with cholangitis subsequent to the percutaneous treatment. These cases were treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and this study provides details regarding the clear fistulization of hydatid cysts into the biliary tract.
September 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033682/usefulness-of-tc99m-mebrofenin-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-bronchobiliary-fistula
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Rahul Vithalrao Parghane, Rohit Kumar Phulsunga, Rajesh Gupta, Rajender Kumar Basher, Anish Bhattacharya, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF), a rare complication of liver disease, is an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and bronchial tree. BBF may occur as a consequence of local liver infections such as hydatid or amebic disease, pyogenic liver abscess or trauma to the liver, obstruction of biliary tract, and tumor. As such management of liver disease with BBF is very difficult and often associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, timely diagnosis of BBF is imperative. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy along with hybrid single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography using Tc99m-mebrofenin is a very useful noninvasive imaging modality, in the diagnosis of BBF...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033254/nodal-areas-of-potential-geographic-error-in-adjuvant-radiotherapy-for-biliary-tract-cancer
#7
Joanna Socha, Maciej Michalak, Grzegorz Wołąkiewicz, Lucyna Kepka
PURPOSE: To determine the areas of potential geographic error in adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) for biliary-tract cancer (BTC) by comparing pathological-surgical data on the pattern of nodal spread with the extent of elective nodal CTV used in published RT studies in this setting. MATERIAL/METHODS: A literature search was performed to select articles on: 1/adjuvant RT for BTC, that provided information on the lymph node stations (LNS) included in the CTV; 2/the pathological-surgical data on the patterns of nodal involvement/recurrence in BTC...
October 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024931/brain-metastases-from-biliary-tract-cancer-a-monocentric-retrospective-analysis-of-450-patients
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Giorgio Frega, Ingrid Garajová, Andrea Palloni, Maria Aurelia Barbera, Marco Trossello Pastore, Luca Faccioli, Luca Spinardi, Stefania De Lorenzo, Marta Cubelli, Maria Abbondanza Pantaleo, Guido Biasco, Giovanni Brandi
OBJECTIVE: Brain metastases (BMs) from biliary tract cancer (BTC) are extremely rare. The aim of our study was to report the incidence of BMs in patients with BTC. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a series of 450 patients with BTC. Presence of brain lesions was investigated only when symptoms were evident. Cumulative incidence, median overall survival (OS) from detection of BMs, median OS from cancer diagnosis, and median time from cancer diagnosis to detection of BMs were evaluated...
October 13, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024814/anti-tumor-effects-of-nvp-bkm120-alone-or-in-combination-with-mek162-in-biliary-tract-cancer
#9
Ling Jin, Mei-Hua Jin, Ah-Rong Nam, Ji-Eun Park, Ju-Hee Bang, Do-Youn Oh, Yung-Jue Bang
There are currently no clinically validated therapeutic targets for biliary tract cancer (BTC). Despite promising results in other cancers, compounds targeting the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway, alone or in combination with Ras/Raf/MEK pathway inhibitors, have not been evaluated in BTC. Here, we examined the effects of a pan-PI3K inhibitor (BKM120) with or without a MEK inhibitor (MEK162), on eight human BTC cell lines carrying mutations in K-Ras and/or the PI3K catalytic subunit, PI3KCA...
October 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018181/perineural-infiltration-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-surgically-treated-gallbladder-cancer-a-single-center-experience-and-literature-review
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Claudio Francesco Feo, Maria Laura Cossu, Giorgio Carlo Ginesu, Alessandro Fancellu, Antonio Mario Scanu, Nadia Piras, Giuseppe Cherchi, Antonio Cossu, Giovanni Sotgiu, Marco Pazzona, Alberto Porcu
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is the most incident cancer of the biliary tract with only 5-13% of the sufferers surviving for five years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic role of perineural invasion (PNI) and its association with several clinicopathological variables in a cohort of surgically treated patients, and through a comprehensive review of the scientific literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive patients submitted to curative surgery for GBC from 2008 through 2016 were enrolled...
October 4, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018018/acute-pancreatitis-as-an-unusual-presentation-of-primary-splenic-lymphoma
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Elisa Gravito-Soares, Marta Gravito-Soares, José Eduardo Pina-Cabral, Luis Tomé
A 51-year-old man with no relevant medical history presents to the emergency department complaining of a recent worsening of few months upper abdominal pain with back radiation and postprandial fullness, without B symptoms. Laboratory analysis showed hyperamylasaemia, elevated lactate dehydrogenase and inflammatory parameters. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a heterogeneous solid mass in the spleen/splenic hilum with pancreatic parenchyma continuity and no biliary tract dilation or gallstones. A mild acalculous acute pancreatitis diagnosis was made...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017161/prognostic-factors-for-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-treated-with-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-as-first-line-treatment
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Utako Ishimoto, Shunsuke Kondo, Akihiro Ohba, Mitsuhito Sasaki, Yasunari Sakamoto, Chigusa Morizane, Hideki Ueno, Takuji Okusaka
OBJECTIVES: Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare type of liver cancer. No clinically useful prognostic factors have been reported for patients with advanced ICC. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical prognostic factors of patients with advanced ICC receiving gemcitabine plus cisplatin combination therapy (GC) as standard first-line chemotherapy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of the data of patients with ICC treated at our institution from March 2011 to January 2016...
October 11, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988016/characterisation-of-the-immune-related-transcriptome-in-resected-biliary-tract-cancers
#13
Michele Ghidini, Luciano Cascione, Pietro Carotenuto, Andrea Lampis, Francesco Trevisani, Maria Chiara Previdi, Jens C Hahne, Ian Said-Huntingford, Maya Raj, Alessandro Zerbi, Claudia Mescoli, Umberto Cillo, Massimo Rugge, Massimo Roncalli, Guido Torzilli, Lorenza Rimassa, Armando Santoro, Nicola Valeri, Matteo Fassan, Chiara Braconi
Although biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are known to have an inflammatory component, a detailed characterisation of immune-related transcripts has never been performed. In these studies, nCounter PanCancer Immune Profiling Panel was used to assess the expression of 770 immune-related transcripts in the tumour tissues (TTs) and matched adjacent tissues (ATs) of resected BTCs. Cox regression analysis and Kaplan-Meier methods were used to correlate findings with relapse-free survival (RFS). The first analysis in the TT and AT of an exploratory set (n = 22) showed deregulation of 39 transcripts associated with T-cell activation...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987259/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-what-the-gastroenterologist-and-hepatologist-needs-to-know
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REVIEW
Andrea A Gossard, Gregory J Gores
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, idiopathic biliary tract disease characterized by segmental strictures. The disease is progressive with no proven treatments and may eventually lead to cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease. Abrupt changes in liver biochemistries, pain, and/or cholangitis may suggest a dominant stricture amenable to endoscopic therapy or the development of cholangiocarcinoma. Patients with PSC are at increased risk of cholangiocarcinoma. There is a strong association with inflammatory bowel disease, and an associated increased risk of colorectal cancer...
November 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985867/laparoscopic-subtotal-cholecystectomy-compared-to-total-cholecystectomy-a-matched-national-analysis
#15
Young Kim, Koffi Wima, Andrew D Jung, Grace E Martin, Vikrom K Dhar, Shimul A Shah
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy (LSC) is considered a safe alternative to laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) if biliary anatomy is obscured by inflammation. While case series studies have observed low morbidity rates with LSC, the impact of operative conversion on patient outcomes is poorly understood. METHODS: A national analysis of all patients who underwent LC or LSC from 2009 to 2013 was performed using the University HealthSystem Consortium database...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951229/effect-of-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-on-risk-of-intra-hepatic-cholangioarcinoma-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#16
Teng-Yu Lee, Yao-Chun Hsu, Shi-Hang Yu, Jaw-Town Lin, Ming-Shiang Wu, Chun-Ying Wu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) increases risk of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), but it is not clear whether antiviral therapy reduces risk. We investigated the association between nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy and ICC risk. METHODS: We performed a nationwide long-term cohort study using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database to obtain data on 185,843 patients with chronic HBV infection from October 1, 2003 through December 31, 2012...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944047/novel-biomarkers-and-endoscopic-techniques-for-diagnosing-pancreaticobiliary-malignancy
#17
REVIEW
Margaret G Keane, Amar Shah, Stephen P Pereira, Deepak Joshi
The UK incidence of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is 9 per 100,000 population, and biliary tract cancer occurs at a rate of 1-2 per 100,000. The incidence of both cancers is increasing annually and these tumours continue to be diagnosed late and at an advanced stage, limiting options for curative treatment. Population-based screening programmes do not exist for these cancers, and diagnosis currently is dependent on symptom recognition, but often symptoms are not present until the disease is advanced. Recently, a number of promising blood and urine biomarkers have been described for pancreaticobiliary malignancy and are summarised in this review...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940958/a-novel-neurog3-mutation-in-neonatal-diabetes-associated-with-a-neuro-intestinal-syndrome
#18
Suna Hancili, Amélie Bonnefond, Julien Philippe, Emmanuel Vaillant, Franck De Graeve, Olivier Sand, Kanetee Busiah, Jean-Jacques Robert, Michel Polak, Philippe Froguel, Ayla Güven, Martine Vaxillaire
Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a rare form of non-autoimmune diabetes usually diagnosed in the first 6 months of life. Various genetic defects have been shown to cause NDM with diverse clinical presentations and variable severity. Among transcriptional factor genes associated with isolated or syndromic NDM, a few cases of homozygous mutations in the NEUROG3 gene have been reported, all mutated patients presenting with congenital malabsorptive diarrhea with or without diabetes at a variable age of onset from early life to childhood...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939398/the-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of-cholangitis
#19
Rachel Ely, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Cholangitis is a life-threatening infection of the biliary tract. Historically, the mortality secondary to cholangitis approached 100%. However, with early recognition, antibiotics, resuscitation, and surgical or endoscopic intervention, patient outcomes have significantly improved, although there is still progress to be made. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: The objective of this review is to provide an emergency medicine-centered approach to the risk factors, presentations, and various diagnostic and treatment modalities in cholangitis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931801/elizabethkingia-meningoseptica-in-a-case-of-biliary-tract-infection-following-liver-transplantation
#20
Hebah M Musalem, Yazan N Honjol, Lin M Tuleimat, Saleh I Al Abbad, Fahad I Alsohaibani
BACKGROUND Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (E. meningoseptica) is an aerobic Gram-negative bacillus known to thrive in moist environments, and is now recognized as a hospital-acquired infection, being found to contaminate hospital equipment, respiratory apparatus, hospital solutions, water, and drainage systems. Nosocomial infection with E. meningoseptica occurs in immunocompromised patients, requires specialized identification methods, and is resistant to conventional antibiotics. We report a case of E. meningoseptica infection arising from a percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) tube...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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