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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333075/safety-and-efficacy-of-extending-a-previous-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-for-the-treatment-of-retained-or-recurrent-common-bile-duct-stones
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Antonios Vezakis, Andreas Polydorou, Elissaios Kontis, Eirini Pantiora, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Georgios Fragulidis
Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of extending a previous endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) in patients with retained or recurrent common bile duct (CBD) stones. Methods: Between 2001 and 2013, extension of a previous ES, for known or suspected CBD stones, was performed in 118 patients (m/f, 53/65) with a median age of 74 (range: 31-91) years (group A). During the same period, ES was performed in 1064 patients with suspected or known choledocholithiasis (group B)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333074/laparoendoscopic-rendezvous-may-be-an-effective-alternative-to-a-failed-preoperative-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-patients-with-cholecystocholedocholithiasis
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Fotios Tsiopoulos, Andreas Kapsoritakis, Athanassios Psychos, Anastasios Manolakis, Konstantinos Oikonomou, George Tzovaras, Ioannis Baloyiannis, Alexandra Tsikrika, Spyros Potamianos
Background: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), remains the standard way of management for patients with cholecystocholedocholithiasis. Laparoendoscopic rendezvous (LERV), a combined procedure for removing the gallbladder laparoscopically and clearing the common bile duct (CBD) endoscopically at the same time, could be an attractive alternative. The aim of this study was to compare LERV with classic ERCP in patients with cholecystocholedocholithiasis...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333066/new-insights-into-cholangiocarcinoma-multiple-stems-and-related-cell-lineages-of-origin
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Maria Consiglia Bragazzi, Lorenzo Ridola, Samira Safarikia, Sabina Di Matteo, Daniele Costantini, Lorenzo Nevi, Vincenzo Cardinale
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a heterogeneous group of malignancies that may develop at any level of the biliary tree. CCA is currently classified into intrahepatic (iCCA), perihilar (pCCA) and distal (dCCA) on the basis of its anatomical location. Notably, although these three CCA subtypes have common features, they also have important inter- and intra-tumor differences that can affect their pathogenesis and outcome. A unique feature of CCA is that it manifests in the hepatic parenchyma or large intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts, furnished by two distinct stem cell niches: the canals of Hering and the peribiliary glands, respectively...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331794/melatonin-suppresses-eosinophils-and-th17-cells-in-hamsters-treated-with-a-combination-of-human-liver-fluke-infection-and-a-chemical-carcinogen
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Wachanan Wongsena, Lakhanawan Charoensuk, Rungtiwa Dangtakot, Porntip Pinlaor, Kitti Intuyod, Somchai Pinlaor
BACKGROUND: The combination of Opisthorchis viverrini (OV) infection and chemical carcinogen induces cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in hamsters via inflammation-mediated mechanisms. Thus, suppression of inflammatory cells at the initial stages of CCA development would be of benefit. We aimed to investigate whether IL-17-producing CD4+ T cells (Th17) and CD4+ Foxp3+ T cells (Treg) are involved in the early stages of CCA genesis and can be targeted for suppression by melatonin. METHODS: Inflammation, an initial stage of CCA development, was induced in hamsters by a combination of O...
July 26, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330965/intra-hepatic-bile-duct-primary-cilia-in-biliary-atresia
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Roberta Frassetto, Filippo Parolini, Salvatore Marceddu, Giulia Satta, Valeria Papacciuoli, Maria Antonia Pinna, Alessandra Mela, Giannina Secchi, Grazia Galleri, Roberto Manetti, Luisa Bercich, Vincenzo Villanacci, Antonio Dessanti, Roberto Antonucci, Francesco Tanda, Daniele Alberti, Kathleen B Schwarz, Maria Grazia Clemente
AIM: The etiopathogenesis of non-syndromic biliary atresia (BA) is obscure. The primary aim was to investigate intra-hepatic bile duct cilia (IHBC) in BA at the diagnosis and correlation with clinical outcome. The secondary aim was to analyze IHBC in routine paraffin-embedded liver biopsies using conventional scanning electron microscopy (SEM). METHODS: Surgical liver biopsies taken at the diagnosis from 22 BA infants (age range: 39 - 116 days) and from 8 children with non-BA chronic cholestasis (age range: 162 days -16,8 years) were evaluated for IHBC, both by immunofluorescence (IF) and by SEM...
January 13, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330836/pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-mediated-by-yap
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Ping Chen, Qihui Luo, Chao Huang, Qi Gao, Like Li, Jingfei Chen, Bing Chen, Wentao Liu, Wen Zeng, Zhengli Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of the interaction between Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)/Smad signaling pathways in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: Serum samples of monkeys with biopsy-proven NAFLD and healthy normal monkeys were used to measure fasting plasma glucose (FPG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), triglyceride (TG) and albumin (ALB) with the BECKMAN CX5 PRO...
January 12, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329599/gallbladder-ascariasis-in-kosovo-focus-on-ultrasound-and-conservative-therapy-a-case-series
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Vlora Ismaili-Jaha, Halim Toro, Lidvana Spahiu, Mehmedali Azemi, Teuta Hoxha-Kamberi, Muharrem Avdiu, Shqipe Spahiu-Konjusha, Luan Jaha
BACKGROUND: Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common intestinal infections in developing countries, including Kosovo. In contrast to migration to the bile duct, migration of the worm to the gallbladder, due to the narrow and tortuous nature of the cystic duct, is rare. When it does occur, it incites acalculous cholecystitis. CASE PRESENTATIONS: This case series describes a 16-month-old Albanian girl, a 22-month-old Albanian girl, a 4-year-old Albanian girl, and a 10-year-old Albanian boy...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328070/nerve-growth-factor-upregulates-sirtuin-1-expression-in-cholestasis-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#8
Ming-Shian Tsai, Po-Huang Lee, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Ting-Chia Chiu, Yu-Chun Lin, I-Wei Chang, Po-Han Chen, Ying-Hsien Kao
This study investigated the regulatory role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) expression in cholestatic livers. We evaluated the expression of NGF and its cognate receptors in human livers with hepatolithiasis and the effects of NGF therapy on liver injury and hepatic SIRT1 expression in a bile duct ligation (BDL) mouse model. Histopathological and molecular analyses showed that the hepatocytes of human diseased livers expressed NGF, proNGF (a precursor of NGF), TrkA and p75NTR, whereas only p75NTR was upregulated in hepatolithiasis, compared with non-hepatolithiasis livers...
January 12, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327310/c-reactive-protein-on-postoperative-day-1-is-a-reliable-predictor-of-pancreas-specific-complications-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Théophile Guilbaud, David Jérémie Birnbaum, Coralie Lemoine, Mircea Chirica, Olivier Risse, Stéphane Berdah, Edouard Girard, Vincent Moutardier
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pancreatic fistula and pancreas-specific complications have a significant influence on patient management and outcomes after pancreatoduodenectomy. The aim of the study was to assess the value of serum C-reactive protein on the postoperative day 1 as early predictor of pancreatic fistula and pancreas-specific complications. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2016, 110 patients underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy. Clinical, biological, intraoperative, and pathological characteristics were prospectively recorded...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325272/-advances-in-the-treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#10
Y M Li, Q X Wang, X Ma
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease mainly involving intrahepatic interlobular bile ducts and can progress to liver fibrosis, liver cirrhosis, and even liver failure. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the first-line therapeutic drug for PBC and can delay disease progression, but as high as 40% of patients have suboptimal response to UDCA. Obeticholic acid, a farnesoid X receptor agonist, has been approved by FDA in May 2016 for patients who have no response to UDCA treatment or cannot tolerate such treatment...
November 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325249/-clinicopathologic-features-of-primary-hepatic-marginal-zone-lymphoma-of-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-and-hepatic-pseudolymphoma
#11
C Liu, X Li, H Li, Q X Gong, Y Li, Z Wang, Z H Zhang
Objective: To study the clinicopathological features of primary hepatic extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) and hepatic pseudolymphoma, and to discuss their differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Methods: Three primary hepatic MALT lymphomas and two hepatic pseudolymphomas collected from January 2012 to March 2017 in the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University were evaluated by HE and immunohistochemistry(IHC), in-situ hybridization and immunoglobulin (Ig) gene rearrangement detection, and the relevant literature reviewed...
January 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324798/qualitative-metabolomics-profiling-of-serum-and-bile-from-dogs-with-gallbladder-mucocele-formation
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Jody L Gookin, Kyle G Mathews, John Cullen, Gabriela Seiler
Mucocele formation is characterized by secretion of abnormally thick mucus by the gallbladder epithelium of dogs that may cause obstruction of the bile duct or rupture of the gallbladder. The disease is increasingly recognized and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. The cause of gallbladder mucocele formation in dogs is unknown. There is a strong breed predisposition and affected dogs have a high incidence of concurrent endocrinopathy or hyperlipidemia. These observations suggest a significant influence of both genetic and metabolic factors on disease pathogenesis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322853/laser-ablation-of-the-biliary-tree-in-vivo-proof-of-concept-as-potential-treatment-of-unresectable-cholangiocarcinoma
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Paola Saccomandi, Giuseppe Quero, Riccardo Gassino, Alfonso Lapergola, Ludovica Guerriero, Michele Diana, Alberto Vallan, Guido Perrone, Emiliano Schena, Guido Costamagna, Jaques Marescaux, Francesco M Di Matteo
OBJECTIVES: The palliative treatment of cholangiocarcinoma is based on stent placement with well-known procedure-related complications. Consequently, alternative energy-based techniques were put forward with controversial long-term results. This study aims to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of biliary tree laser ablation (LA) in terms of: i) absence of perforation, ii) temperature increase, iii) induced thermal damage in in vivo models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The common bile duct and cystic ducts of two pigs were ablated with a diode laser (circumferential irradiation pattern) for 6 and 3 minutes at 7 W...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322850/clinical-significance-of-intrapancreatic-choledochal-cyst-excision-in-surgical-management-of-type-i-choledochal-cyst
#14
Fei Fan, Da-Peng Xu, Zheng-Xiang Xiong, Hai-Jia Li, Hai-Bei Xin, Huan Zhao, Jin-Wei Zhang
Objective To investigate the effectiveness of intrapancreatic choledochal cyst excision in treating type I choledochal cyst, and increase understanding of the need for thorough surgical management of the disease. Methods Primary and secondary (including multiple) surgical cases, treated between 2005 and 2015, were retrospectively analysed, and follow-up data of post-treatment effectiveness to date were reviewed. Differences in curative effects were compared between whole and partial excision of the choledochal cyst...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321478/reprogramming-of-pro-inflammatory-human-macrophages-to-an-anti-inflammatory-phenotype-by-bile-acids
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Marianne Wammers, Anna-Kathrin Schupp, Johannes G Bode, Christian Ehlting, Stephanie Wolf, René Deenen, Karl Köhrer, Dieter Häussinger, Dirk Graf
Cholestasis is caused by autoimmune reactions, drug-induced hepatotoxicity, viral infections of the liver and the obstruction of bile ducts by tumours or gallstones. Cholestatic conditions are associated with impaired innate and adaptive immunity, including alterations of the cellular functions of monocytes, macrophages, NK cells and T-cells. Bile acids act as signalling molecules, affecting lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine expression in primary human macrophages. The present manuscript investigates the impact of bile acids, such as taurolithocholic acid (TLC), on the transcriptome of human macrophages in the presence or absence of LPS...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319016/analysis-of-post-operative-complication-in-single-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-retrospective-analysis-in-817-cases-from-a-surgeon
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Yongmin Lee, Younghoon Roh, Minchan Kim, Younghoon Kim, Kwanwoo Kim, Sunghwa Kang, Eunjeong Jang
BACKGROUND: Single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SPLC) is a new advanced technique in laparoscopic surgery which has many benefits according to previous reports. The purpose of this study was to present personal experiences with SPLC in> 800 cases performed by a surgeon to evaluate the safety and feasibility of this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 817 cases of SPLC was conducted. All patients had received elective SPLC by a surgeon in our centre during March 2009-August 2015...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318756/loss-of-skeletal-muscle-during-systemic-chemotherapy-is-prognostic-of-poor-survival-in-patients-with-foregut-cancer
#17
Louise E Daly, Éadaoin B Ní Bhuachalla, Derek G Power, Samantha J Cushen, Karl James, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition, weight loss, and muscle wasting are common in patients with foregut cancers (oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts) and are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the changes in body composition that occur in these patients during chemotherapy and its impacts clinical outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study of adult foregut cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy between 2012 and 2016 was conducted...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313126/an-observational-study-of-the-timing-of-surgery-use-of-laparoscopy-and-outcomes-for-acute-cholecystitis-in-the-usa-and-uk
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A C Murray, S Markar, H Mackenzie, O Baser, T Wiggins, A Askari, G Hanna, O Faiz, E Mayer, C Bicknell, A Darzi, R P Kiran
BACKGROUND: Evidence supports early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Differences in treatment patterns between the USA and UK, associated outcomes and resource utilization are not well understood. METHODS: In this retrospective, observational study using national administrative data, emergency patients admitted with acute cholecystitis were identified in England (Hospital Episode Statistics 1998-2012) and USA (National Inpatient Sample 1998-2011)...
January 8, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312978/the-puzzle-and-challenge-in-the-treatment-of-an-intraoperative-margin-positive-proximal-bile-duct-in-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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EDITORIAL
Fei Liu, Wen-Jie Ma, Hai-Jie Hu, Parbatraj Regmi, Jun-Ke Wang, Fu-Yu Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312539/regulatory-t-cells-with-a-defect-in-inhibition-on-co-stimulation-deteriorated-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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Jianing Chen, Xianliang Hou, Hongyu Jia, Guangying Cui, Zhongwen Wu, Lin Wang, Chong Lu, Wei Wu, Yingfeng Wei, Toshimitsu Uede, Lanjuan Li, Zhexiong Lian, Hongyan Diao
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play an indispensable role in the progression of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Although Tregs could normalize costimulation in in vivo and in vitro models, it is obscure whether and how Tregs mediate these effects in PBC. Herein we focused on the quantitative and functional characteristics of Tregs in PBC. The number and proportion of Tregs, and the production of interleukin (IL)-10 were all significantly less in the PBC patients than in the healthy controls (HCs). In addition, compared to the HCs, the costimulatory CD86 of the circulation and liver were significantly higher in the patients with PBC...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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