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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925906/buxus-sempervirens-l-improves-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-mellitus-in-rats
#1
Mohamed Eddouks, Mohammed Ajebli
BACKGROUND: Buxus sempervirens L. (Boxwood) is a medicinal plant used in Moroccan traditional medicine for diabetes treatment in Morocco. However; there is no experimental support of this ethnopharmacological use. METHODS: The present investigation aimed to study the antidiabetic and the preliminary phytochemical of the aqueous extract of the leaves of Buxus sempervirens (AELBS). AELBS (5 mg/kg) was administered by gavage to normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and blood glucose levels were measured for 6 hours (acute study) and 15 days (chronic study)...
September 18, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923641/simultaneous-kidney-pancreas-transplantation-with-an-original-transverse-pancreas-technique-initial-9-years-experience-with-56-cases
#2
J Paulino, A Martins, E Vigia, P Marcelino, A M Nobre, L Bicho, E Filipe, E Barroso
An innovative technique for pancreas transplantation is described. The main aspect consists of the horizontal positioning of the pancreas, which allows a better venous outflow, thus preventing thrombosis and graft loss. The program of pancreas transplantation in this national reference center for pancreatic and liver surgery was started in 2007; the initial results were considered poor, resulting in the loss of half of the grafts due to venous thrombosis. After analyzing the possible causes, this technique was proposed and successfully implemented, reducing the postoperative complications, particularly the problem of venous thrombosis...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922713/peppermint-essential-oil-alleviates-hyperglycemia-caused-by-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-type-2-diabetes-in-rats
#3
Suhair A Abdellatief, Rasha R Beheiry, Shefaa A M El-Mandrawy
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is steadily growing throughout the world. Traditional medicine has an excellent potential in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential antidiabetic effect of peppermint essential oil (PEO) on streptozotocin (STZ) and nicotinamide induced diabetic rats. Diabetes was induced in rats fasting overnight by the intraperitoneal administration of nicotinamide followed by a single dose of STZ. After 72h, two groups of diabetic rats were treated with different doses of PEO (40 and 80mg/kg BW) respectively and one group was treated with the standard hypoglycemic agent glibenclamide...
September 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920509/diagnosis-of-hyponatremia-and-increased-risk-of-a-subsequent-cancer-diagnosis-results-from-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#4
Louise Holland-Bill, Christian Fynbo Christiansen, Dóra Körmendiné Farkas, Frede Donskov, Jens Otto L Jørgensen, Henrik Toft Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia has recently been associated with subsequent cancer risk. This population-based nationwide study assessed whether the diagnosis of hyponatremia can predict a cancer diagnosis within most common cancers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using Danish medical registries, we identified 16,220 patients with a first-time diagnosis of hyponatremia, without a cancer diagnosis, from January 2006 through November 2013. We quantified the relative risk of a subsequent cancer diagnosis by standardized incidence ratios (SIRs), comparing observed cancer incidence among patients diagnosed with hyponatremia to that expected, based on national cancer incidence during that period...
September 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918072/development-of-a-duplex-semi-nested-pcr-assay-for-detection-of-classical-goose-parvovirus-and-novel-goose-parvovirus-related-virus-in-sick-or-dead-ducks-with-short-beak-and-dwarfism-syndrome
#5
Pengfei Li, Ruihua Zhang, Junhao Chen, Dapeng Sun, Jingjing Lan, Shaoli Lin, Shasha Song, Zhijing Xie, Shijin Jiang
Duck short beak and dwarfism syndrome (SBDS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by a novel goose parvovirus-related virus (NGPV) in China. Until now, it remains uncertain whether the Cherry Valley ducks and mule ducks with SBDS are co-infected with classical goose parvovirus (GPV) and NGPV. In this study, a duplex semi-nested PCR assay with high specificity and sensitivity was developed for detection of the two viruses. Using the duplex PCR assay, NGPV was tested positive in all the 15 duck flocks with SBDS, whereas classical GPV was not detected in all the 133 sick and dead ducks collected from East China...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917253/re-irradiation-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt
#6
Morten Høyer
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a potential treatment option for patients who develop a relapse within or marginal to a previously irradiated volume, but it seems underused because of sparse knowledge on the efficacy and morbidity related to the treatment. Normal tissues often recover some of the damage caused by the primary radiotherapy with time, but the kinetics of recovery is not clearly described in the literature. There is a growing number of publications on SBRT reirradiation, but the literature consists mainly of retrospective cohort studies...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915537/mta1-expression-in-human-cancers-clinical-and-pharmacological-significance
#7
REVIEW
Vijaya Lakshmi Malisetty, Vasudevarao Penugurti, Prashanth Panta, Suresh Kumar Chitta, Bramanandam Manavathi
Remarkably, majority of the cancer deaths are due to metastasis, not because of primary tumors. Metastasis is one of the important hallmarks of cancer. During metastasis invasion of primary tumor cells from the site of origin to a new organ occurs. Metastasis associated proteins (MTAs) are a small family of transcriptional coregulators that are closely associated with tumor metastasis. These proteins are integral components of nuclear remodeling and deacetylation complex (NuRD). By virtue of being integral components of NuRD, these proteins regulate the gene expression by altering the epigenetic changes such as acetylation and methylation on the target gene chromatin...
September 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910276/igf2-stimulates-fetal-growth-in-a-sex-and-organ-dependent-manner
#8
Veronica White, Alicia Jawerbaum, Maria Belen Mazzucco, Martin Gauster, Gernot Desoye, Ursula Hiden
BACKGROUND: IGF2 is a key determinant of fetal growth, and altered expression of IGF2 is implicated in fetal growth disorders and maternal metabolic derangements including gestational diabetes. Here we studied how increased levels of IGF2 in late pregnancy affect fetal growth. METHODS: We employed a rat model of repeated intra-fetal IGF2 administration in late pregnancy, i.e. during GD19-GD21, and measured the consequences on fetal organ weight and expression of insulin/IGF-axis components...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906401/transabdominal-ultrasonography-of-the-pancreas-is-superior-to-that-of-the-liver-for-detection-of-ectopic-fat-deposits-resulting-from-metabolic-syndrome
#9
Shilin Li, Liyang Su, Guorong Lv, Weihong Zhao, Jianhui Chen
The aim of our study was to investigate the rate of nonalcoholic fatty pancreas disease (NAFPD) in the south China province of Fujian and its relationship to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic parameters.NAFPD is frequently identified on transabdominal ultrasound examination. The incidence of NAFPD varies from 16% to 69.7% depending on the country.A total of 256 subjects were recruited. Each was assessed by abdominal sonography to diagnose NAFLD and NAFPD. The ages, sexes, heights, weights, blood pressure, and detection of peripheral blood biochemical indices (cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL], and glucose) were recorded...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902784/pancreatic-stellate-cells-have-distinct-characteristics-from-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-are-not-the-unique-origin-of-collagen-producing-cells-in-the-pancreas
#10
Gen Yamamoto, Kojiro Taura, Keiko Iwaisako, Masataka Asagiri, Shinji Ito, Yukinori Koyama, Kazutaka Tanabe, Kohta Iguchi, Motohiko Satoh, Takahiro Nishio, Yukihiro Okuda, Yoshinobu Ikeno, Kenji Yoshino, Satoru Seo, Etsuro Hatano, Shinji Uemoto
OBJECTIVES: The origin of collagen-producing myofibroblasts in pancreatic fibrosis is still controversial. Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which have been recognized as the pancreatic counterparts of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), are thought to play an important role in the development of pancreatic fibrosis. However, sources of myofibroblasts other than PSCs may exist because extensive studies of liver fibrosis have uncovered myofibroblasts that did not originate from HSCs. This study aimed to characterize myofibroblasts in an experimental pancreatic fibrosis model in mice...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902450/current-status-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-japan-results-of-a-questionnaire-survey-by-the-japan-society-for-portal-hypertension
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Seiichiro Kojima, Norihito Watanabe, Jun Koizumi, Shigehiro Kokubu, Naoya Murashima, Shoichi Matsutani, Katsutoshi Obara
AIM: To investigate the current status of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in Japan, the Clinical Research Committee of the Japan Society of Portal Hypertension conducted a questionnaire survey. METHODS: A questionnaire survey of 539 cases of PVT over the previous 10 years was conducted at institutions affiliated with the Board of Trustees of the Japan Society of Portal Hypertension. RESULTS: The most frequent underlying etiology of PVT was liver cirrhosis (LC) in 75...
September 13, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894253/atm-deficiency-increases-genomic-instability-and-metastatic-potential-in-a-mouse-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Yiannis Drosos, David Escobar, Ming-Yi Chiang, Kathryn Roys, Virginia Valentine, Marc B Valentine, Jerold E Rehg, Vaibhav Sahai, Lesa A Begley, Jianming Ye, Leena Paul, Peter J McKinnon, Beatriz Sosa-Pineda
Germline mutations in ATM (encoding the DNA-damage signaling kinase, ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated) increase Familial Pancreatic Cancer (FPC) susceptibility, and ATM somatic mutations have been identified in resected human pancreatic tumors. Here we investigated how Atm contributes to pancreatic cancer by deleting this gene in a murine model of the disease expressing oncogenic Kras (Kras(G12D)). We show that partial or total ATM deficiency cooperates with Kras(G12D) to promote highly metastatic pancreatic cancer...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892425/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-tumor-in-a-dog
#13
Janet Kovak Mcclaran, Philippa Pavia, Anthony J Fischetti, Taryn A Donovan
Laparoscopic partial pancreatectomy has been performed in experimental canine studies and has been evaluated in human medicine but has not been reported in a clinical veterinary case. The authors present a 9 yr old field spaniel with weakness and hypoglycemia with insulin levels and Amended Insulin: Glucose Ratio results equivocal for a pancreatic insulinoma. Multiple abdominal ultrasounds did not detect the tumor, yet dual-phase computed tomographic angiography revealed the presence of a focal hypoattenuating nodule in the left lobe of the pancreas...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888214/catching-new-targets-in-metabolic-disease-with-a-zebrafish
#14
REVIEW
Margrit Kamel, Nikolay Ninov
Traditionally, the development of novel therapeutics for metabolic diseases has relied mainly on high-throughput screening using biochemical or cell-based assays. While this approach represents a driving force in drug discovery, there is also a need to perform large-scale screens without disrupting inter-organ communication and tissue architecture, essential components for understanding the complexity of metabolic regulation and the identification of small molecules with appropriate biological activities in vivo...
September 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887612/effect-of-acute-exposure-to-pfoa-on-mouse-liver-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#15
Xinmou Wu, Minqing Liang, Zhao Yang, Min Su, Bin Yang
Increasingly, epidemiological evidences indicate chemosynthetic perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), an environmental pollutant, induces potential adverse effect on human health after long-term exposure. However, less study has been performed for assessment of acute effect of PFOA exposure on metabolic homeostasis. In experimental designs, PFOA-exposed liver cells in vivo and in vitro were used to discuss underlying mechanism related to PFOA-induced metabolic dysfunction. In serological tests, PFOA-exposed mice showed increased treads of liver functional enzymes in alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), and total bilirubin (T-BIL), trypsinase, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), and insulin, while blood glucose, high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), and glucagon levels were reduced...
September 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887067/rush-to-the-fire-fgf21-extinguishes-metabolic-stress-metaflammation-and-tissue-damage
#16
REVIEW
Yongde Luo, Sheng Ye, Xiong Chen, Fanghua Gong, Weiqin Lu, Xiaokun Li
FGF21 is a master regulator of homeostasis of local and systemic lipid, glucose and energy metabolism. Since its discovery a decade ago, significant progress has been made in understanding the basic molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms underlying its metabolic roles, and characterizing its beneficial pharmacological activities and possible pathological roles in obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, fatty liver disease and their collateral complications and tissue damage. Under basal or normal conditions, FGF21 appears to play a dispensable role in metabolism...
August 26, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886115/androgen-receptor-mediated-downregulation-of-microrna-221-and-222-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#17
Bin Gui, Chen-Lin Hsieh, Philip W Kantoff, Adam S Kibel, Li Jia
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in cancer formation and progression by suppressing the production of key functional proteins at the post-transcriptional level in a sequence-specific manner. While differential expression of miRNAs is widely observed in cancers including prostate cancer (PCa), how these miRNAs are transcriptionally regulated is largely unknown. MiRNA-221 and miRNA-222 (miR-221/-222) are well-established oncogenes and overexpressed in breast, liver, pancreas, and lung cancer, but their expression and biological functions in PCa remain controversial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883631/antihyperglycaemic-and-organic-protective-effects-on-pancreas-liver-and-kidney-by-polysaccharides-from-hericium-erinaceus-sg-02-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
#18
Chen Zhang, Juan Li, Chunlong Hu, Jing Wang, Jianjun Zhang, Zhenzhen Ren, Xinling Song, Le Jia
The present work was designed to investigate the antihyperglycaemic and protective effects of two Hericium erinaceus intracellular polysaccharide (HIPS) purified fractions (HIPS1 and HIPS2) from mycelia of H. erinaceus SG-02 on pancreas, liver and kidney in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. The supplementation of HIPS1 and HIPS2 significantly decreased the blood glucose (GLU) levels; suppressed the abnormal elevations of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine (CRE) levels in serum; improved the antioxidant enzymatic (superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and catalase (CAT)) activities; and attenuated the pathological damage to these organs...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881379/trends-in-major-upper-abdominal-surgery-for-cancer-in-octogenarians-has-there-been-a-change-in-patient-selection
#19
Madalyn G Neuwirth, Christine Bierema, Andrew J Sinnamon, Douglas L Fraker, Rachel R Kelz, Robert E Roses, Giorgos C Karakousis
BACKGROUND: Although there is a general perception that, as the older population grows in number, more are undergoing surgery, there are few data on trends in major resections for cancer and short-term outcomes in this group. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was (NIS) used to estimate the national trends of major upper abdominal resections (esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas) for cancer in octogenarians (aged ≥80 years) from 2001 to 2011. Resection rates performed per year were incidence-adjusted within this age group for each cancer type as determined by the NIS database...
September 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881059/pancreas-preserving-duodenectomy-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-invasive-cytomegalovirus-disease
#20
Rodrigo Vincenzi, Eduardo A Fonseca, Paulo Chapchap, Marcel C C Machado, Karina M O Roda, Helry L Candido, Marcel R Benavides, Marco A D'Assuncao, Rogerio C Afonso, Plinio Turine, Fernando P Marson, João Seda Neto
CMV infection plays an important role in the postoperative course following solid organ transplantation. We present the case of an 11-year-old male patient who underwent LDLT due to severe hepatopulmonary syndrome and biliary cirrhosis. Four weeks after LDLT, he developed persistent GI bleeding and was subjected to repeated endoscopic treatment and radiological arterial embolization to stop the bleeding from duodenal ulcers. Diagnostic workup was negative for CMV disease. Because the bleeding persisted, surgical treatment was indicated, and a pancreas-preserving duodenectomy was performed...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
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