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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905623/-mortality-analysis-of-enterococcus-faecium-bloodstream-infection-in-central-taiwan
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Chen Chang-Hua, Lin Li-Chen, Chang Yu-Jun, Chang Chih-Yen
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) due to Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium), particularly those due to vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), are still a therapeutic challenge. AIM: To evaluate mortality from BSI due to E. faecium and VRE in central Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed cases of significant E. faecium BSI in the Changhua Christian Hospital System between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013. RESULTS: Of the 76 cases, 28 patients (36...
August 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905307/oriental-cholangiohepatitis-recurrent-pyogenic-cholangitis-a-case-series-from-the-netherlands-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
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K E Verweij, H van Buuren
Oriental cholangiohepatitis is a condition occurring in the Asian population, characterised by recurrent bacterial cholangitis and presence of calculi within the intrahepatic bile ducts, biliary strictures and an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma. It is an uncommon disease in the West that may not always be considered. The therapeutic approach is multidisciplinary and highly individual, and includes antibiotic therapy, endoscopic and percutaneous biliary drainage with stone removal and dilation of strictures, and in selected cases surgical resection of affected liver segments...
November 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905290/postoperative-wound-myiasis-caused-by-sarcophaga-carnaria
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Sefa Ergün, Ozan Akıncı, Serhat Sirekbasan, Ahmet Kocael
Myiasis is a parasitic infection caused by dipteran larvae settling in living tissue and organs. Infestation is generally found in tropical and rural areas, where interaction with animals is common. It is diagnosed based on the evidence of the existence of dipteran larvae in tissues and organs. When planning the treatment, identifying the type of larvae is as important as identifying the infected organ or system. In this case report, we present the case of a female who had a biliary tract injury caused by laparoscopic cholecystectomy and who developed a postoperative enterocutaneous fistula and myiasis caused by third-stage Sarcophaga sp...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904763/microrna-133a-3p-exerts-inhibitory-effects-on-gallbladder-carcinoma-via-targeting-rbpj
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Yuan Huang, Yaoshi Wu, Jiahong Dong, Dongdong Han, Shiwei Yang, Lin Jiang
Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is the most common biliary tract malignancy with high mortality. The median survival time is 6 months, and the 5-year survival rate less than 5% for GBC patients. Thus, it is imperative to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of GBC. miR-133a may exert anti-tumor effects on a variety of cancers. However, the role of miR-133a in the pathogenesis of GBC remains unclear. In this study, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) showed the miR-133a-3p expression markedly decreased in GBC as compared to adjacent normal tissues...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904308/laparoscopic-transcystic-treatment-biliary-calculi-by-laser-lithotripsy
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Jun Liu, Lan Jin, Zhongtao Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE) is a complex procedure requiring expertise in laparoscopic and choledochoscopic skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and feasibility of treating biliary calculi through laparoscopic transcystic exploration of the CBD via an ultrathin choledochoscope combined with dual-frequency laser lithotripsy. METHODS: From August 2011 through September 2014, 89 patients at our hospital were treated for cholecystolithiasis with biliary calculi...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904246/noninvasive-imaging-of-the-biliary-system-relevant-to-percutaneous-interventions
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REVIEW
Stephen Thomas, Kayleen Jahangir
Clinical data such as history, physical examination, and laboratory tests are useful in identifying patients with biliary obstruction and biliary sources of infection. However, if intervention is planned, noninvasive imaging is needed to confirm the presence, location, and extent of the disease process. Currently, the most commonly available and used noninvasive modalities are ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), and nuclear medicine hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HIDA). US is quick, portable, readily available, and is commonly the first imaging modality used when biliary pathology is suspected...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902614/associating-pancreaticostomy-and-biliary-irrigation-for-staged-pancreaticoduodenectomy-approach-to-pancreatic-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-with-recurrent-cholangitis-and-severe-jaundice-a-case-report
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Chao Dai, Siyuan Lou, Fan Zhou
PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old man was hospitalized with history of abdominal pain since more than 1 year, and that of fever with chills since 2 weeks. DIAGNOSES: Based on the laboratory investigations and radiologic findings, a preliminary diagnosis of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) with recurrent cholangitis and severe jaundice was made. INTERVENTIONS: An initial attempt at endoscopic and image-guided drainage proved unsuccessful...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902465/gene-and-microrna-modulation-upon-trabectedin-treatment-in-a-human-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-paired-patient-derived-xenograft-and-cell-line
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Caterina Peraldo Neia, Giuliana Cavalloni, Giovanna Chiorino, Paola Ostano, Massimo Aglietta, Francesco Leone
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is an aggressive and lethal malignancy with limited therapeutic options. Trabectedin has a high antitumor activity in preclinical models of biliary tract carcinoma (BTC), being a promising alternative treatment. Here, we studied the effect of trabectedin at transcriptomic level on an ICC patient derived xenograft (PDX) and on the derived cell line, MT-CHC01. Further, putative targets of trabectedin were explored in the in vitro model. In vitro, trabectedin inhibited genes involved in protein modification, neurogenesis, migration, and motility; it induced the expression of genes involved in keratinization, tissues development, and apoptotic processes...
November 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895774/a-case-of-distal-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-with-two-positive-resection-margins
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Wayne A Warner, Wesley Ramcharan, Dave Harnanan, Srikanth Umakanthan, Ravi Maharaj
Cholangiocarcinoma is an uncommon primary malignancy of the biliary tract that is challenging to diagnose and treat effectively due to its relatively silent and late clinical presentation. The present study reports a case of a 60-year-old male with distal extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with a 3-week history of painless obstructive jaundice symptoms and subjective weight loss. Imaging revealed an obstructing lesion in the common bile duct, just distal to the entrance of the cystic duct. Pathology revealed moderately differentiated cholangiocarcinoma with two positive proximal resection margins...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895426/influence-of-night-duty-on-endoscopic-therapy-for-bile-duct-stones
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Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
AIM: To examine the influence of night duty (ND) on endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 133 patients who received initial endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones performed by eight endoscopists after they had been on (ND group, n = 34 patients) or not [day duty (DD) group, n = 99 patients]. Patient characteristics (age, gender, history of abdominal surgery, transverse diameter of the largest stone, number of stones), years of experience of the endoscopists, endoscopic procedures [sphincterotomy, papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD)], and outcomes of initial endoscopy (procedure time; rate of stone removal by the first endoscopist; procedure success rate by the first endoscopist: removal of stones or endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage; rate of final stone removal; final procedure success rate; complications; hospitalization after the procedure) were compared retrospectively between the two groups...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894946/the-emerging-role-of-long-non-coding-rna-in-gallbladder-cancer-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Akanksha Khandelwal, Akshay Malhotra, Manju Jain, Karen M Vasquez, Aklank Jain
Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is the most common and aggressive form of biliary tract carcinoma with an alarmingly low 5-year survival rate. Despite its high mortality rate, the underlying mechanisms of GBC pathogenesis are not completely understood. Recently, from a growing volume of literature, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as key regulators of gene expression and appear to play vital roles in many human cancers. To date, a number of lncRNAs have been implicated in GBC, but their potential roles in GBC have not been systematically examined...
November 25, 2016: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893749/differential-protein-expression-in-the-hemolymph-of-bithynia-siamensis-goniomphalos-infected-with-opisthorchis-viverrini
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Kulwadee Suwannatrai, Apiporn Suwannatrai, Pairat Tabsripair, Jariya Umka Welbat, Sirikachorn Tangkawattana, Cinzia Cantacessi, Jason Mulvenna, Smarn Tesana, Alex Loukas, Javier Sotillo
Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos is a freshwater snail that serves as the first intermediate host of the human liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini. This parasite is a major public health problem in different countries throughout the Greater Mekong sub-region (Thailand, southern Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia). Chronic O. viverrini infection also results in a gradual increase of fibrotic tissues in the biliary tract that are associated with hepatobiliary diseases and contribute to cholangiocarcinoma (a fatal type of bile duct cancer)...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892720/association-between-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pyogenic-liver-abscess-a-nationwide-population-study
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Chih-Wei Tseng, Yu-Tso Chen, Cheng-Li Lin, Ji-An Liang
BACKGROUND: The relationship between chronic pancreatitis (CP) and subsequent pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is not well understood. METHODS: We investigated the risk of PLA in patients with CP using inpatient claims data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program for the period 2000-2010, we identified 17,810 patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP group) and 71,240 patients without CP (non-CP group). Both cohorts were followed until a diagnosis of PLA, until they were censored from the study because of loss to follow-up, death, or termination of insurance, or until the study cut-off date of December 31, 2011...
November 28, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891822/does-radiotherapy-still-have-a-role-in-unresected-biliary-tract-cancer
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Erqi L Pollom, Muthuraman Alagappan, Lesley S Park, Alice S Whittemore, Albert C Koong, Daniel T Chang
The benefits of radiotherapy for inoperable biliary tract cancer remain unclear due to the lack of randomized data. We evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on survival in elderly patients using the SEER-Medicare database. Patients in the SEER-Medicare database with inoperable biliary tract tumors diagnosed between 1998 and 2011 were included. We used multivariate logistic regression to evaluate factors associated with treatment selection, and multivariate Cox regression and propensity score matching to evaluate treatment selection in relation to subsequent survival...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891389/a-comparative-study-of-single-incision-versus-conventional-four-ports-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#15
Ranendra Hajong, Debobratta Hajong, Tanie Natung, Madhur Anand, Girish Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Cholelithiasis is one of the most common disorders of the digestive tract encountered by general surgeons worldwide. Conventional or open cholecystectomy was the mainstay of treatment for a long time for this disease. In the 1980s laparoscopic surgery revolutionized the management of biliary tract diseases. It brought about a revolutionary change in the basic concepts of surgical principles and minimal access surgery gradually started to be acknowledged as a safe means of carrying out surgeries...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887938/molecular-profiles-in-foregut-oncology
#16
REVIEW
Prashant Sukharamwala, Daniel Hennessey, Thomas Wood, Shelly Singh, Carrie Ryan, Alexander Rosemurgy
Oncology is and will continue to evolve resulting from a better understanding of the biology and intrinsic genetic profile of each cancer. Tumor biomarkers and targeted therapies are the new face of precision medicine, so it is essential for all physicians caring for cancer patients to understand and assist patients in understanding the role and importance of such markers and strategies to target them. This review was initiated in an attempt to identify, characterize, and discuss literature supporting clinically relevant molecular markers and interventions...
October 29, 2016: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885893/tumor-vessel-relationships-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-at-multidetector-ct-different-classification-systems-and-their-influence-on-treatment-planning
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Ahmed M Zaky, Christopher L Wolfgang, Matthew J Weiss, Ammar A Javed, Elliot K Fishman, Atif Zaheer
Treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a challenge, given its propensity for early systemic spread and growth into the adjacent vital vascular structures. With the advent of newer surgical techniques and chemoradiation therapies, multidetector computed tomography (CT) plays a crucial role in the identification of patients with borderline resectable disease who may benefit from such treatments. Stage III PDAC is divided into two categories-locally advanced, defined by arterial encasement or nonreconstructible portovenous axis involvement; and borderline resectable, defined by limited arterial involvement and/or reconstructible portovenous involvement...
November 25, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881023/impaired-gallbladder-function-in-patients-after-total-gastrectomy
#18
Tuula Tyrväinen, Isto Nordback, Jyri Toikka, Anneli Piiroinen, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Kari Mäkelä, Juhani Sand
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The incidence of gallstones and gallbladder sludge is higher in patients after total gastrectomy than in general population. Formation of gallstones after gastrectomy is multifactorial. Here, we investigate the changes in gallbladder and biliary tract functions by cholescintygraphy and monitored changes in cholecystokinin (CCK) release in long-term survivors after total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients had undergone total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma at least five years ago...
November 24, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880979/low-dose-lipopolysaccharide-causes-biliary-injury-by-blood-biliary-barrier-impairment-in-a-rat-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-model
#19
J Reiling, K R Bridle, M Gijbels, F G Schaap, L Jaskowski, N Santrampurwala, L J Britton, C M Campbell, S W M Olde Damink, D H G Crawford, C H C Dejong, J Fawcett
INTRODUCTION: This study explored whether bacterial endotoxins, in the form of lipopolysaccharides (LPS), could have an injurious effect on the biliary tract in conjunction with ischemia. METHOD: Sixty-four rats were randomly assigned to four groups: sham operation (sham), 1mg/kg LPS i.p. (LPS), hepatic ischemia reperfusion (IR), and IR combined with LPS (IR+LPS). Following 1 or 6 hours of reperfusion, serum liver tests, bile duct histology, immunofluorescence microscopy (zonula occludens-1), bile composition (bile salts, phospholipids, lactate dehydrogenase), hepatic gene expression (bile salt transporters and inflammatory mediators) as well as serum and biliary cytokine concentrations were quantified and compared between the study groups...
November 23, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876769/gastrointestinal-aspects-of-vasculitides
#20
REVIEW
Medha Soowamber, Adam V Weizman, Christian Pagnoux
Systemic vasculitides are caused by inflammation of blood vessels and can affect any organ and any part of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatic and biliary system, as well as the pancreas. These disorders can cause a wide array of gastrointestinal manifestations, from asymptomatic elevated transaminase levels and mild abdominal pain to potentially life-threatening bowel perforations and peritonitis. A diagnosis based solely on gastrointestinal symptoms is challenging as these manifestations are not specific...
November 23, 2016: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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