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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943075/a-novel-absorbable-radiopaque-hydrogel-spacer-to-separate-the-head-of-the-pancreas-and-duodenum-in-radiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Avani D Rao, Ziwei Feng, Eun Ji Shin, Jin He, Kevin M Waters, Stephanie Coquia, Robert DeJong, Lauren M Rosati, Lin Su, Dengwang Li, Juan Jackson, Stephen Clark, Jeffrey Schultz, Danielle Hutchings, Seong-Hun Kim, Ralph H Hruban, Theodore L DeWeese, John Wong, Amol Narang, Joseph M Herman, Kai Ding
PURPOSE: We assessed the feasibility and theoretical dosimetric advantages of an injectable hydrogel to increase the space between the head of the pancreas (HOP) and duodenum in a human cadaveric model. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Using 3 human cadaveric specimens, an absorbable radiopaque hydrogel was injected between the HOP and duodenum by way of open laparotomy in 1 case and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance in 2 cases. The cadavers were subsequently imaged using computed tomography and dissected for histologic confirmation of hydrogel placement...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932093/postoperative-inflammation-as-a-possible-cause-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-irreversible-electroporation-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Jun-Jun Su, Ming Su, Kai Xu, Peng-Fei Wang, Li Yan, Shi-Chun Lu, Wan-Qing Gu, Yong-Liang Chen
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but serious postoperative complication associated with irreversible electroporation (IRE). We report a case of postoperative PVT in a 54-year-old woman who underwent IRE for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Drain removal and discharge of the patient from the hospital were scheduled on postoperative day (POD) 7; however, a magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed the presence of PVT. We suspected postoperative inflammation in the pancreas as the main cause of PVT. However, the patient did not undergo any medical treatment because she did not have any clinical symptoms, and she was discharged on POD 8...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928899/hyperpolarized-13-c-diffusion-mrs-of-co-polarized-pyruvate-and-fumarate-to-measure-lactate-export-and-necrosis
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Benedikt Feuerecker, Markus Durst, Michael Michalik, Günter Schneider, Dieter Saur, Marion Menzel, Markus Schwaiger, Franz Schilling
Background: Non-invasive tumor characterization and monitoring are among the key goals of medical imaging. Using hyperpolarized (13)C-labelled metabolic probes fast metabolic pathways can be probed in real-time, providing new opportunities for tumor characterization. In this in vitro study, we investigated whether measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of co-polarized (13)C-labeled pyruvic acid and fumaric acid can non-invasively detect both necrosis and changes in lactate export, which are parameters indicative of tumor aggressiveness...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925490/multi-detector-spiral-ct-diagnosis-of-common-bile-duct-ampullary-carcinoma
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D-Z Zhao, Y Guo, Y-P Sun, H-M Liu, Z Zhang, Q-L Ma, Y-S Wang, C-L Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to study the imaging characteristics of multi-detector CT (MDCT) in different types of malignant tumor in the common bile duct ampulla. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined 30 cases of pancreatic head cancer, 35 of terminal cholangiocarcinoma, 26 of ampullary carcinoma, and 40 of benign lesions, all confirmed by pathology. We used 64-slice spiral CT plain scan and multi-phase enhanced scan with multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) and curved planar reconstruction (CPR) post-processing to obtain three-dimensional images...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921009/radiation-overexposure-from-repeated-ct-scans-in-young-adults-with-acute-abdominal-pain
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Massimo Tonolini, Elena Valconi, Angelo Vanzulli, Roberto Bianco
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the dose of ionizing radiation caused by repeated CT scans performed to investigate non-traumatic acute abdominal conditions in young adults. METHODS: Over 26 months, we collected a cohort of patients aged 18 to 45 years who were subject to at least one urgent contrast-enhanced abdomen/pelvis CT. Patients affected with urolithiasis, HIV infection, tumors, and vascular and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases were excluded...
September 18, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918799/new-imaging-techniques-for-endoscopic-ultrasonography-contrast-enhanced-endoscopic-ultrasonography
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REVIEW
Masayuki Kitano, Yasunobu Yamashita
Conventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) has limitations in the diagnosis of solid masses. Because most are depicted as a hypoechoic mass, without cytology or biopsy, it can be difficult to distinguish inflammatory masses from malignancy. Recently developed, contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CH-EUS) has improved characterization of digestive lesions by depicting microvessels and parenchymal perfusion, particularly for differentiating pancreatic cancer from other pancreatic solid lesions, identifying mural nodules in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, and estimating malignant potential of gastrointestinal stromal tumors...
October 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916726/the-nqo1-bioactivatable-drug-%C3%AE-lapachone-alters-the-redox-state-of-nqo1-pancreatic-cancer-cells-causing-perturbation-in-central-carbon-metabolism
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Molly A Silvers, Stanislaw Deja, Naveen Singh, Robert A Egnatchik, Jessica Sudderth, Xiuquan Luo, Muhammad S Beg, Shawn C Burgess, Ralph J DeBerardinis, David A Boothman, Matthew E Merritt
Many cancer treatments, such as those for managing recalcitrant tumors like pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, cause off-target toxicities in normal, healthy tissue, highlighting the need for more tumor-selective chemotherapies. β-Lapachone is bioactivated by NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1). This enzyme exhibits elevated expression in most solid cancers and therefore is a potential cancer-specific target. β-Lapachone's therapeutic efficacy partially stems from the drug's induction of a futile NQO1-mediated redox cycle that causes high levels of superoxide, then peroxide formation, which damages DNA and causes hyperactivation of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), resulting in extensive NAD+/ATP depletion...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910821/vascular-disrupting-agent-in-pancreatic-and-hepatic-tumour-allografts-observations-of-location-dependent-efficacy-by-mri-microangiography-and-histomorphology
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Ting Yin, Yewei Liu, Ronald Peeters, Yuanbo Feng, Jie Yu, Uwe Himmelreich, Raymond Oyen, Yicheng Ni
BACKGROUND: Tumours growing in organs of different vascular environment could exhibit diverse responses to vascular disrupting agent (VDA). This study was aimed to identify in vivo imaging biomarkers for evaluation of pancreatic and hepatic tumours and comparison of their responses to a VDA Combretastatin A4 Phosphate (CA4P) using multiparametric MRI. METHODS: Male WAG/Rij rats were used for orthotopic pancreatic head tumour and hepatic tumour implantation; tumour growth was monitored by 3D isotropic MRI using a 3...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903340/multi-modality-imaging-monitored-creation-of-rat-orthotopic-pancreatic-head-cancer-with-obstructive-jaundice
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Zhibin Bai, Yaoping Shi, Jianfeng Wang, Longhua Qiu, Gaojun Teng, Feng Zhang, Xiaoming Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using multi-modality imaging to monitor the creation of rat models with orthotopic pancreatic head cancer with obstructive jaundice. RESULTS: 27 of 52 rats (51.92%) developed pancreatic head cancer. The tumor formation rate was significantly higher in the animal group receiving bioluminescent tumor, compared to the group receiving non-bioluminescent donor tumors [78.1% (25/32 rats) vs 10.0% (2/20 rats), P = 0.0001]. Both ultrasound imaging and MRI clearly characterized the orthotopic tumors...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902791/initial-features-of-hepatic-metastases-from-pancreatic-cancer-histological-and-radiolographical-appraisal-of-hepatic-micrometastases-detected-by-real-time-fluorescent-imaging
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Tomohiro Katada, Hideki Hashidate, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Natsuru Sudo, Koko Mitsuma, Tetsuya Otani
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of primary-stage hepatic metastases from gastrointestinal cancers may provide clues to their formation. We investigated initial features of hepatic metastases from pancreatic cancer by examining the histologies of radiographically occult hepatic micrometastases. METHODS: We examined 133 consecutive pancreatic cancer patients with no evident hepatic metastases on preoperative imaging. An indocyanine green near-infrared camera system was used to detect hepatic metastases during surgery; preoperatively acquired images of patients were then retrospectively reviewed...
October 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900703/utility-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-cect-in-conjunction-with-serum-ca-19-9-for-detecting-recurrent-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Sampanna Rayamajhi, Aparna Balachandran, Mathew Katz, Arun Reddy, Eric Rohren, Priya Bhosale
PURPOSE: The roles of different cross-sectional imaging in evaluating the recurrence of pancreatic adenocarcinoma are not well established. We evaluated the utility of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) in the diagnosis of recurrent pancreatic adenocarcinoma in conjunction with the tumor marker CA 19-9. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients who underwent CECT and FDG PET/CT along with serum CA 19-9 measurement as a follow-up or on a clinical suspicion of recurrent disease after initial surgery for pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
September 12, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898198/appropriate-interval-for-imaging-follow-up-of-small-simple-pancreatic-cysts
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Jordan Menda, Maile E Yoon, Hyo-Chun Yoon
CONTEXT: The frequency at which patients should undergo follow-up imaging of small pancreatic cysts is problematic because different medical societies have different follow-up guidelines. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether short-term follow-up of small pancreatic cysts is necessary to detect pancreatic cancer or cystic neoplasia. DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed all abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies obtained in a geographically isolated health maintenance organization between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014, looking for pancreatic cysts...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895032/resection-of-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-without-regression-of-arterial-encasement-after-modern-era-neoadjuvant-therapy
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Michael D Kluger, M Farzan Rashid, Vilma L Rosario, Beth A Schrope, Jonathan A Steinman, Elizabeth M Hecht, John A Chabot
INTRODUCTION: Modern-era systemic therapy for locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma (LAPC) offers improved survival relative to historical regimens but not necessarily improved radiographic downstaging to allow more patients to undergo resection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival, progression, and pathologic outcomes after resection of LAPC that did not regress from > 180 degrees arterial encasement after neoadjuvant therapy. METHODS: Sixty-one LAPC patients were brought to the operating room after neoadjuvant therapy for NCCN-defined unresectable pancreatic cancer between 2012 and 2017...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886329/a-case-of-igg4-related-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-with-multiple-involvement
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Y-K Zheng, N-Y Gu, J Wu, X Fang, C Zhang, Q-Y Li
To increase awareness of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RRPF) and reduce clinical misdiagnosis. We report a 79-year-old man with multiple organs involvement of IgG4-RRPF, who developed right lower extremity edema, hemoptysis and fever. The abdomen computed tomography (CT) scan image showed lymph nodes enlargement. The positron emission tomography/CT scan image showed pancreatic malignancy with multiple nodal lymph node metastasis, lung fibroblast proliferation, and right lung apex bullae. The chest CT scan image showed pulmonary multiple lymph nodes with calcification in the mediastinum...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885766/computer-assisted-cytologic-diagnosis-in-pancreatic-fna-an-application-of-neural-networks-to-image-analysis
#15
Amir Momeni-Boroujeni, Elham Yousefi, Jonathan Somma
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is an accurate method for the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. However, a significant number of cases still pose a diagnostic challenge. The authors have attempted to design a computer model to aid in the diagnosis of these biopsies. METHODS: Images were captured of cell clusters on ThinPrep slides from 75 pancreatic FNA cases (20 malignant, 24 benign, and 31 atypical). A K-means clustering algorithm was used to segment the cell clusters into separable regions of interest before extracting features similar to those used for cytomorphologic assessment...
September 8, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885324/the-application-of-high-field-magnetic-resonance-perfusion-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Shufang Yang, Heping Zhang, Xuequn Ren
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the world. It is a disease of insidious progression and high lethality. The present study was to investigate the diagnostic value of high-filed magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion imaging in pancreatic cancer. Thirty-three patients with suspected pancreatic cancer were recruited in our study and underwent routine MR imaging. When compared with para-tumoral and normal tissue, the pancreatic lesions showed significant lower slope, peak enhancement (PE), and signal enhancement ratio (SER) as well as higher time to peak (TTP)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883041/normoxic-cells-remotely-regulate-the-acid-base-balance-of-cells-at-the-hypoxic-core-of-connexin-coupled-tumor-growths
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Tobias H Dovmark, Alzbeta Hulikova, Steven A Niederer, Richard D Vaughan-Jones, Pawel Swietach
ATP fuels the removal of metabolic end-products, including H(+) ions that profoundly modulate biological activities. Energetic resources in hypoxic tumor regions are constrained by low-yielding glycolysis, and any means of reducing the cost of acid extrusion, without compromising pH homeostasis, would therefore be advantageous for cancer cells. Some cancers express connexin channels that allow solute exchange between cells, and we propose that, via this route, normoxic cells supply hypoxic neighbors with acid-neutralizing HCO3(-) ions...
September 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881676/experimental-study-on-the-therapeutic-effect-and-underlining-mechanisms-of-positron-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#18
Ying Wang, Ming Li, Rao Diao, Brian Tung, Dalong Zhang, Yaming Li
The purpose of this study was to assess the potential therapeutic effect of positrons emitted by (18)F-2-Deoxy-2-Fluoro-D-Glucose ((18)F-FDG) on pancreatic cancer cells and elucidate its underlying mechanisms. Pancreatic cancer cells were incubated with different radioactive concentrations of (18)F-FDG and evaluated for anti-cancer properties and underlining mechanisms. In addition, three groups of tumor-bearing mice were treated with different doses of (18)F-FDG weekly, the tumor growth rate was calculated, and the mice were imaged by positron emission tomography (PET) with (18)F-FDG before and after treatment...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879469/pancreatic-cancer-screening
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REVIEW
Koushik K Das, Dayna Early
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes the rationale for pancreatic cancer screening, outlines groups that are at elevated risk for pancreatic cancer, and summarizes the relative risk in each setting. We also review the methods available for performing pancreatic cancer screening and the recommended screening intervals. RECENT FINDINGS: Several genetic mutations have been identified that increase the risk for pancreatic cancer. Most are rare, however, and at-risk individuals are most often those with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer (with multiple family members affected) but no identifiable genetic mutation...
September 6, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877981/prospective-study-on-the-incidence-prevalence-and-5-year-pancreatic-related-mortality-of-pancreatic-cysts-in-a-population-based-study
#20
Marie-Luise Kromrey, Robin Bülow, Jenny Hübner, Christin Paperlein, Markus M Lerch, Till Ittermann, Henry Völzke, Julia Mayerle, Jens-Peter Kühn
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the prevalence, incidence and clinical relevance of pancreatic cysts detected as incidental finding in a population-based longitudinal study. DESIGN: A total of 1077 participants (521 men, mean age 55.8±12.8 years) of 2333 participants from the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) underwent magnetic resonance cholangiopancreaticography (MRCP) at baseline (2008-2012). MRCP was analysed for pancreatic cysts with a diameter ≥2 mm...
September 6, 2017: Gut
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