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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730678/prognosis-following-cancer-surgery-during-holiday-periods
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Jesper Lagergren, Fredrik Mattsson, Pernilla Lagergren
Surgery is the mainstay curative treatment in most cancer. We aimed to test the new hypothesis that cancer surgery performed during holiday periods is associated with worse long-term prognosis than for non-holiday periods. This nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study included 228,927 patients during 1997-2014 who underwent elective resectional surgery for a cancer where the annual number of resections was over 100. The 16 eligible cancer sites were grouped into 10 cancer groups. The exposure, holiday periods, was classified as wide (14-weeks) or narrow (7-weeks)...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730221/usefulness-of-ultrastructure-studies-for-the-estimation-of-the-postmortem-interval-a-systematic-review
#2
Sorin Hostiuc, Mugurel Constantin Rusu, Vasile Sorin Mănoiu, Alexandra Diana Vrapciu, IonuŢ Negoi, Maria Viorela Popescu
Establishing the postmortem interval (PMI) is vital in legal medicine as it allows to retrospectively estimate the hour of death, which is essential for the police as a starting point for their inquiries (especially in violent deaths). Ultrastructure studies aimed specifically to detect autolytic changes are scarcely identified in the scientific literature. Moreover, they are performed in a variety of conditions (different temperatures, species, in vitro ÷ in situ, and so on), making the results difficult to interpret for legal medicine purposes...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727106/increasing-dietary-inclusions-of-camelina-cake-fed-to-pigs-from-weaning-to-slaughter-safety-growth-performance-carcass-traits-and-n-3-enrichment-of-pork
#3
M N Smit, E Beltranena
Feeding cake with remaining oil content not only provides additional dietary energy but may also enrich pork with -3 fatty acids. Limited information is available on feeding camelina cake to pigs relating to feeding safety (toxicity), growth performance, and efficacy of -3 enrichment of pork. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of feeding increasing camelina cake (12.2% crude fat) inclusions in diets for nursery and grower-finisher pigs. In total, 128 pigs (9.2 kg BW) were randomly allocated by sex to 32 nursery pens for 4 wk and were then moved and combined into 16 mixed-sex grower-finisher pens...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727072/the-equine-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-receptor-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-insulin-dysregulation
#4
M H Kheder, M N Sillence, L M Bryant, M A de Laat
Metabolic disease is a significant problem that causes a range of species-specific comorbidities. Recently, a better understanding of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) biology has led to the suggestion that inhibiting its action may attenuate obesity in several species. In horses, antagonism of GIP may also reduce hyperinsulinemia, which leads to insulin-associated laminitis, a painful comorbidity unique to this species. However, little is known about GIP in horses. The aims of this study were to examine the tissue distribution of equine GIP receptors (eGIPR), to determine whether eGIPR can be blocked using a GIP antagonist not tested previously in horses, and to establish whether there is any association between GIP concentrations and body mass in this species...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726321/the-prevalence-of-transpancreatic-common-hepatic-artery-and-coexisting-variant-anatomy
#5
Kousei Ishigami, Akihiro Nishie, Yoshiki Asayama, Yasuhiro Ushijima, Yukihisa Takayama, Daisuke Okamoto, Nobuhiro Fujita, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Norifumi Harimoto, Takao Ohtsuka, Kohei Nakata, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: We studied the prevalence of the transpancreatic common hepatic artery (tp-CHA) and coexisting variant anatomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 788 consecutive liver transplant donor candidates who had undergone thin-section multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) studies to investigate vascular anatomy. Multiplanar reformatted (MPR) images obtained from the arterial phase were retrospectively reviewed to assess the presence/absence of the tp-CHA...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721827/melatonin-as-pleiotropic-molecule-with-therapeutic-potential-for-type-2-diabetes-and-cancer
#6
Marzena Wojcik, Michal Krawczyk, Pawel Wojcik, Katarzyna Cypryk, Lucyna Alicja Wozniak
The incidence both of diabetes, particularly type 2 (T2DM), and cancer is increasing worldwide, making these diseases growing global health problem along with increasing healthcare expenditures. The current therapeutic approach for the treatment of these multifactorial diseases is far from satisfactory. Therefore, there is still considerable interest in searching new therapeutic strategies with the use of both natural and synthetic compounds exhibiting higher efficiency and lower toxicity compared to medicines used currently in clinical practice...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714549/increased-level-of-dna-damage-in-some-organs-of-obese-zucker-rats-by-%C3%AE-h2ax-analysis
#7
Alessia Azzarà, Anna Chiaramonte, Erika Filomeni, Barbara Pinto, Stefano Mazzoni, Simona Piaggi, Maria Angela Guzzardi, Fabrizio Bruschi, Patricia Iozzo, Roberto Scarpato
In a recent study, we showed that lymphocytes of obese Italian children/adolescents displayed levels of double strand breaks (DSB), assayed as serine 139-phosphorylated histone H2AX (γ-H2AX), about eightfold higher than normal weight controls, and that 30% of this damage-generated micronuclei. These findings suggested that obese children could be at increased risk of obesity-mediated cancer later in life. We therefore aimed to assess the level of γ-H2AX in a genetic animal model of obesity (Zucker rat) to identify a genotoxic/carcinogenic risk in some organs...
July 17, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712376/grape-pomace-improves-performance-antioxidant-status-fecal-microbiota-and-meat-quality-of-piglets
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I Kafantaris, D Stagos, B Kotsampasi, A Hatzis, A Kypriotakis, K Gerasopoulos, S Makri, N Goutzourelas, C Mitsagga, I Giavasis, K Petrotos, S Kokkas, P Goulas, V Christodoulou, D Kouretas
In the present study, grape pomace (GP) was used as feed additive in the diet of weaned piglets in order to develop innovative feedstuffs and to investigate their potential beneficial effects on welfare, productivity and meat quality. For examining the antioxidant capacity of the experimental feeds, 24 piglets of 20 days old were assigned to two experimental groups receiving standard or experimental diet for 30 days. Blood and tissues collections were performed at four different time-points, 2, 20, 35 and 50 days post birth...
July 17, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708597/mri-based-evaluation-of-multiorgan-iron-overload-is-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natalia Maximova, Massimo Gregori, Giulia Boz, Roberto Simeone, Davide Zanon, Giulia Schillani, Floriana Zennaro
The medical records of 44 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure iron concentrations in the liver, spleen, pancreas and bone. These patients were divided into two groups, 18 with non-elevated (< 100 μmol/g; Group 1) liver iron concentration before transplantation and 26 with elevated (> 100 μmol/g; Group 2) concentration . We compared transplant-related outcomes in the two groups. Iron overload was a negative prognostic risk factor for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (OR = 17), osteoporosis (OR = 6...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707223/inhibition-of-exendin-4-induced-steatosis-by-protein-kinase-a-in-cultured-hepg2-human-hepatoma-cells
#10
Alice Y Chen-Liaw, Gabrielle Hammel, George Gomez
Nonalcoholic fatty liver is characterized by the abnormal accumulation of triglycerides within hepatocytes, resulting in a steatotic liver. Glucagon-like peptide 1 and its analog exendin-4 can ameliorate certain aspects of this syndrome by inducing weight loss and reducing hepatic triglyceride accumulation, but it is unclear whether these effects result from the effects of glucagon-like peptide 1 on the pancreas, or from direct action on the liver. This study investigated the direct action and putative cellular mechanism of exendin-4 on steatotic hepatocytes in culture...
July 13, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706746/acute-pancreatitis-and-rhabdomyolysis-with-acute-kidney-injury-following-multiple-wasp-stings
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Seo Hee Yang, Yeon Han Song, Tae Hoon Kim, Su Bin Kim, Sang Youb Han, Han-Seong Kim, Se Won Oh
Multiple wasp stings can induce multiple organ dysfunction by toxic reactions. However, acute pancreatitis is a rare manifestation in wasp sting injury. A 74-year-old woman visited the emergency department by anaphylactic shock because of multiple wasp stings. Acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis, hepatotoxicity, and coagulopathy were developed next day. Serum amylase and lipase were elevated and an abdominal computed tomography revealed an acute pancreatitis. Urine output was recovered after 16 days of oliguria (below 500 ml/day)...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706137/assessment-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-cytologic-genotype-diversity-to-guide-personalized-medicine-using-a-custom-gastroenteropancreatic-next-generation-sequencing-panel
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Ferga C Gleeson, Jesse S Voss, Benjamin R Kipp, Sarah E Kerr, John S Van Arnam, John R Mills, Cherisse A Marcou, Amber R Schneider, Zheng Jin Tu, Michael R Henry, Michael J Levy
BACKGROUND: Recent genetic studies have highlighted that alterations in MEN1, chromatin remodeling genes, and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway genes are the most frequent molecular events identified in pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs). The prognostic or predictive impact of these biomarkers and other less frequently observed aberrations, i.e. PTEN, TSC2 and PIK3CA are relatively unknown. The aims of this targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) study were to assess tumor cytology genotype diversity, to survey for potential adverse prognostic biomarkers and the prevalence of mTOR pathway variants...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704682/mutagenic-potential-of-hypoxanthine-in-live-human-cells
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Stephen DeVito, Jordan Woodrick, Linze Song, Rabindra Roy
Hypoxanthine (Hx) is a major DNA lesion generated by deamination of adenine during chronic inflammatory conditions, which is an underlying cause of various diseases including cancer of colon, liver, pancreas, bladder and stomach. There is evidence that deamination of DNA bases induces mutations, but no study has directly linked Hx accumulation to mutagenesis and strand-specific mutations yet in human cells. Using a site-specific mutagenesis approach, we report the first direct evidence of mutation potential and pattern of Hx in live human cells...
June 28, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
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Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701054/diagnostic-and-treatment-workup-for-igg4-related-disease
#15
Mary Abraham, Arezou Khosroshahi
IgG4-Related Disease is a newly recognized condition which is increasingly diagnosed by practitioners due to improvement in clinical awareness. Men and women have been found to be affected by this disease in various organs, more commonly with involvement of the salivary and lacrimal glands as well as pancreas and liver. Areas Covered: The diagnosis and management of this condition remain challenging as biomarkers and therapies are being investigated. Hallmark features on histology are still the gold standard for confirmation of diagnosis, whereas serum IgG4 level has been shown to be neither necessary nor sufficient for the diagnosis...
July 12, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697184/insulin-action-and-resistance-in-obesity-and-type-2-diabetes
#16
Michael P Czech
Nutritional excess is a major forerunner of type 2 diabetes. It enhances the secretion of insulin, but attenuates insulin's metabolic actions in the liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. However, conflicting evidence indicates a lack of knowledge of the timing of these events during the development of obesity and diabetes, pointing to a key gap in our understanding of metabolic disease. This Perspective reviews alternate viewpoints and recent results on the temporal and mechanistic connections between hyperinsulinemia, obesity and insulin resistance...
July 11, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693261/leiomyosarcoma-of-the-splenic-vein-a-case-report
#17
Wenfang Wu, Xinxiang Zhao, Yan Wang, Cong Di, Renhui Cai, Yingxue Zhang, Siying Chen, Wei Zhang, Xin Yue
Leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) originating from the wall of blood vessels are aggressive and rare neoplasms. The current study describes a case of a 52-year-old man who presented with intermittent abdominal pain without weight loss or diarrhea. Computed tomography of the abdomen identified a 4-cm, solid, heterogeneous tumor in the tail of the pancreas, while a hypodense lesion was also noted in the right hepatic lobe. The patient subsequently underwent splenic pedicle tumor resection, splenectomy and liver tumor resection...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693204/treatment-of-a-mixed-acinar-endocrine-carcinoma-with-uptake-on-68-gallium-dotatoc-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-a-case-report
#18
Anneleen De Both, Marc De Man, Roberto Troisi, Hans Van Vlierberghe, Anne Hoorens, Karen Geboes
The case of a 35-year old female patient with a diagnosis of metastatic mixed acinar-endocrine carcinoma (MAEC) is investigated in the present study. The patient was believed to have a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with a high Ki-67 index and uptake on (68)Gallium-DOTATOC positron emission tomography-computed tomography for 9 years, and was treated accordingly. The patient had long lasting disease control by treatment with sunitinib, and a response was observed in numerous lesions with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT)...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692137/portable-perfusion-phantom-for-quantitative-dce-mri-of-the-abdomen
#19
Harrison Kim, Mina Mousa, Patrick Schexnailder, Robert Hergenrother, Mark Bolding, Bernard Ntsikoussalabongui, Vinoy Thomas, Desiree E Morgan
PURPOSE: To develop a portable perfusion phantom and validate its utility in quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen. METHODS: A portable perfusion phantom yielding a reproducible contrast enhancement curve (CEC) was developed. A phantom package including perfusion and static phantoms were imaged simultaneously with each of three healthy human volunteers in two different 3T MR scanners. Look-up tables correlating reference (known) contrast concentrations with measured ones were created using either the static or perfusion phantom...
July 10, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690207/hypophosphatemia-after-hepatectomy-or-pancreatectomy-role-of-the-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase
#20
Jian Zheng, Ilya G Glezerman, Eran Sadot, Anjuli McNeil, Cristina Zarama, Mithat Gönen, John Creasy, Linda M Pak, Vinod P Balachandran, Michael I D'Angelica, Peter J Allen, Ronald P DeMatteo, T Peter Kingham, William R Jarnagin, Edgar A Jaimes
BACKGROUND: Postoperative hypophosphatemia is common and is associated with a lower risk of liver failure after hepatectomy but higher morbidity after pancreatectomy. Whether different physiologic mechanisms underlie the hypophosphatemia associated with these very different clinical outcomes is unclear. This study aims to evaluate the underlying mechanism in postoperative hypophosphatemia. STUDY DESIGNS: We prospectively enrolled 120 patients who underwent major hepatectomy (n=30), minor hepatectomy (n=30), pancreatectomy (n=30), and laparotomy without resection (control group, n=30)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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