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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811674/regenerative-medicine-and-cell-based-approaches-to-restore-pancreatic-function
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REVIEW
Cara Ellis, Adam Ramzy, Timothy J Kieffer
The pancreas is a complex organ with exocrine and endocrine components. Many pathologies impair exocrine function, including chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Conversely, when the endocrine pancreas fails to secrete sufficient insulin, patients develop diabetes mellitus. Pathology in either the endocrine or exocrine pancreas results in devastating economic and personal consequences. The current standard therapy for treating patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus is daily exogenous insulin injections, but cell sources of insulin provide superior glycaemic regulation and research is now focused on the goal of regenerating or replacing β cells...
August 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808857/the-surgeon-s-role-in-treating-chronic-pancreatitis-and-incidentally-discovered-pancreatic-lesions
#2
Vikrom K Dhar, Brent T Xia, Syed A Ahmad
Chronic pancreatitis and incidentally discovered pancreatic lesions present significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for surgeons. While both decompressive and resection procedures have been described for treatment of chronic pancreatitis, optimal management must be tailored to each patient's individual disease characteristics, parenchymal morphology, and ductal anatomy. Surgeons should strive to achieve long-lasting pain relief while preserving native pancreatic function. For patients with incidentally discovered pancreatic lesions, differentiating benign, pre-malignant, and malignant lesions is critical as earlier treatment is thought to result in improved survival...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800122/increased-expression-of-plasma-induced-abcc1-mrna-in-cystic-fibrosis
#3
Justin E Ideozu, Xi Zhang, Amy Pan, Zainub Ashrafi, Katherine J Woods, Martin J Hessner, Pippa Simpson, Hara Levy
The ABCC1 gene is structurally and functionally related to the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR). Upregulation of ABCC1 is thought to improve lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF); the mechanism underlying this effect is unknown. We analyzed the ABCC1 promoter single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP rs504348), plasma-induced ABCC1 mRNA expression levels, and ABCC1 methylation status and their correlation with clinical variables among CF subjects with differing CFTR mutations...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797989/giant-pancreatic-solid-cystic-desmoid-tumor-with-two-ectopic-adrenal-tissues
#4
Neşe Ekinci, Fikret Dirilenoğlu, Arzu Avcı, Oğuzhan Özsay
A 19-year-old woman presented with painless swelling of the abdomen. During surgery, a giant mass measuring 37 cm×26 cm×12 cm within the distal pancreas invading the spleen was noted. The clinical diagnosis of a solid cystic pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas was suspected. Distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, and debulking surgery were performed. Histological examination showed that the tumor infiltrated the spleen and pancreatic parenchyma, and sections of the solid areas revealed a proliferation of spindle-shaped or stellate cells growing in fascicular and storiform patterns within a myxoid intercellular matrix...
August 9, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796008/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cystic-fibrosis-how-should-it-be-managed
#5
Marianne S Muhlebach
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains prevalent in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). As chronic infection with worse pulmonary outcomes develops frequently, the organism is concerning to CF providers and patients. This review describes current epidemiology, our understanding of risk factors for MRSA infection, and relevant aspects of treatment with review of new and ongoing trials. RECENT FINDINGS: Prevalence ranges from a low of 3 to 4% in some European countries to a high of approximately 26% in the United States...
August 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790184/adiponectin-protects-against-development-of-metabolic-disturbances-in-a-pcos-mouse-model
#6
Anna Benrick, Belén Chanclón, Peter Micallef, Yanling Wu, Laila Hadi, John M Shelton, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm
Adiponectin, together with adipocyte size, is the strongest factor associated with insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study investigates the causal relationship between adiponectin levels and metabolic and reproductive functions in PCOS. Prepubertal mice overexpressing adiponectin from adipose tissue (APNtg), adiponectin knockouts (APNko), and their wild-type (WT) littermate mice were continuously exposed to placebo or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to induce PCOS-like traits...
August 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780053/association-between-f508-deletion-in-cftr-and-chronic-pancreatitis-risk
#7
REVIEW
Dong Zhao, Yanzhen Xu, Jiatong Li, Shien Fu, Feifan Xiao, Xiaowei Song, Zhibin Xie, Min Jiang, Yan He, Chengwu Liu, Qiongxian Wen, Xiaoli Yang
BACKGROUND: The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) has been reported to influence individual susceptibility to chronic pancreatitis (CP), but the results of previous studies are controversial. AIMS: We performed a study to demonstrate the relationship between CFTR and CP. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus, and Embase for studies of patients with CP. Seven studies from 1995 to 2016 were identified, and included 64,832 patients...
July 1, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776935/shorter-telomere-length-increases-age-related-tumor-risks-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease-patients
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Jiang-Yi Wang, Shuang-He Peng, Xiang-Hui Ning, Teng Li, Sheng-Jie Liu, Jia-Yuan Liu, Bao-An Hong, Nie-Nie Qi, Xiang Peng, Bo-Wen Zhou, Jiu-Feng Zhang, Lin Cai, Kan Gong
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant cancer syndrome caused by alterations of VHL gene. Patients are predisposed to develop pheochromocytomas and solid or cystic tumors of the central nervous system, kidney, pancreas, and retina. Remarkable phenotypic heterogeneity exits in organ involvement and tumor onset age between and within VHL families. However, no reliable markers have been found to predict the age-related tumor risks in VHL patients. A large Chinese cohort composed of 300 VHL patients and 92 healthy family controls was enrolled in our study...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769592/drug-induced-dyspnea-versus-cystic-fibrosis-exacerbation-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Saqib Walayat, Nooreen Hussain, Jaymon Patel, Faiz Hussain, Preeti Patel, Sonu Dhillon, Bhagat Aulakh, Subramanyam Chittivelu
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein in the epithelial membrane, and affects at least 30,000 people in the USA. There are between 900 and 1000 new cases diagnosed every year. Traditionally, CF has been treated symptomatically with pancreatic enzymes, bronchodilators, hypertonic saline, and pulmozyme. In July 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), a combination drug that works on reversing the effects of the defective cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767774/factors-associated-with-malnutrition-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#10
Gabriela Cristofoli Barni, Gabriele Carra Forte, Luis Felipe Forgiarini, Claudine Lacerda de Oliveira Abrahão, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
Objective: To determine the prevalence of malnutrition in patients attending an adult cystic fibrosis (CF) program and to investigate the associations of malnutrition with the clinical characteristics of those patients. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving patients with clinically stable CF patients (16 years of age or older). The patients underwent clinical assessment, nutritional assessments, pulmonary function tests, and pancreatic function assessment...
July 31, 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765979/utility-of-transabdominal-ultrasound-for-surveillance-of-known-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-prospective-evaluation-with-mri-as-reference-standard
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Maryellen R M Sun, Corinne D Strickland, Bahar Tamjeedi, Alexander Brook, Koenraad J Mortele, Olga R Brook, Robert A Kane, Bettina Siewert
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess the utility of transabdominal ultrasound in surveillance of known pancreatic cystic lesions (PCL) using same day MRI as reference standard. METHODS: In an IRB-approved study with written informed consent, patients with known PCL underwent pancreas US on same day as surveillance MRI. US was performed blinded to same date MRI results. Transverse (TR), antero-posterior (AP), cranio-caudal (CC), and longest any plane diameter, were measured for each PCL at US and MRI...
August 1, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749170/multidetector-computedtomography-in-detection-of-troublesome-posterior-sectoral-hepatic-duct-communicating-with-cystic-duct
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Tatsuaki Sumiyoshi, Yasuo Shima, Takehiro Okabayashi, Yasuhiro Hata, Yoshihiro Noda, Michihiko Kouno, Kenta Sui, Yuji Negoro, Taijiro Sueda
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) could detect troublesome aberrant posterior sectoral hepatic duct (PHD) communicating with cystic duct (CD). METHODS: The most troublesome bile duct anomaly during cholecystectomy is an aberrant PHD communicating with CD. It has been suggested that an unenhanced small duct between Rouviere's sulcus and CD on MDCT could be coincident to an aberrant PHD communicating with CD. A total of 224 patients who underwent laparotomy with complete lymph node dissection in the hepatoduodenal ligament for hepatobiliary or pancreatic tumor were enrolled...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747058/pancreatic-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-cystic-fibrosis-dose-variability-and-coefficient-of-fat-absorption
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Joaquim Calvo-Lerma, Sandra Martínez-Barona, Etna Masip, Victoria Fornés, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) remains a backbone in the nutritional treatment of cystic fibrosis. Currently, there is a lack of an evidence-based tool that allows dose adjustment. To date, no studies have found an association between PERT dose and fat absorption. Therefore, the aim of the study was to assess the influence of both the PERT dose and the variability in this dose on the coefficient of fat absorption (CFA). METHODS: This is a retrospective longitudinal study of 16 pediatric patients (192 food records) with three consecutive visits to the hospital over a twelve-month period...
July 27, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738321/serum-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-with-and-without-liver-cirrhosis
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Sławomira Drzymała-Czyż, Mariusz Szczepanik, Patrycja Krzyżanowska, Monika Duś-Żuchowska, Andrzej Pogorzelski, Ewa Sapiejka, Paweł Juszczak, Aleksandra Lisowska, Berthold Koletzko, Jarosław Walkowiak
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cystic fibrosis (CF) liver disease is the third most frequent cause of death in CF patients. Although it alters fatty acid (FA) metabolism, data concerning the profile of FA in CF patients with liver cirrhosis is lacking. This study aimed to assess the FA composition of serum phospholipids in CF patients with and without liver cirrhosis. METHODS: The study comprised 25 CF patients with liver cirrhosis and 25 without it. We assessed Z-scores for body height and weight, lung function, exocrine pancreatic sufficiency and colonization with Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737285/role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-lymphoma-of-the-pancreas-a-clinicopathological-study-of-nine-cases
#15
S Sadaf, A Loya, N Akhtar, M A Yusuf
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is an established first-line procedure in the management of solid and cystic pancreatic masses. Lymphoma is an uncommon diagnosis in EUS-FNA of the pancreas, and it is more common for such a diagnosis to be because of secondary involvement of the pancreas by a lymphoproliferative disorder than for this to represent isolated primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL). We present the clinical, EUS and cytological features of these lesions...
July 24, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734747/retroperitoneal-fibrosis-associated-with-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-in-the-differential-diagnosis-in-retroperitoneal-tumors-case-report
#16
Gabriela Ruiz Mar, Óscar E Cárdenas Serrano, Jorge Roldan García, A Cañavera-Constantino, Víctor M Menéndez Trejo, Óscar Chapa Azuela
The patient was a 55-year-old woman with a 4-month history of pain in left flank that irradiated to the lumbar region. Computed tomography revealed a cystic tumor in the retroperitoneal region that compresses the ureter and left renal pelvis in contact with pancreatic body and tail. Surgery was performed and the definitive pathological report diagnosed nodular retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with IgG4; Ki67-positive in germinal centers (5%) and IgG4-positive (40 plasma cells in 3 fields of 40x) by immunohistochemistry...
July 19, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733741/tips-and-tricks-of-splenic-vessel-preservation-during-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
#17
Claire Goumard, Satoshi Ogiso, Masayuki Okuno, Jason B Fleming, Michael Kim, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jeffrey E Lee, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: While a laparoscopic approach can minimize postoperative morbidity in splenic vessel preserving (SVP) distal pancreatectomy (DP), this procedure can be technically challenging. A systematic approach to SVP minimizes the chances of vascular injury and maximizes the chances of successful splenic preservation. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic DP with SVP, highlighting technical tips and tricks that optimize the chances for SVP. PATIENT: The patient is a 14-year-old male with an incidentally discovered pancreatic tail mass...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728311/clinical-approach-to-incidental-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasm-in-outpatient-clinics
#18
REVIEW
Young Sik Woo, Kyu Taek Lee
Cystic lesions of the pancreas are increasingly observed due to increased use of abdominal images. The malignant rate of pancreas cystic lesion varies widely between various types. Identification of malignant or high-risk lesions is important when determining the appropriate course of management. Using these image findings, including cyst size, presence of solid components, and pancreatic duct involvement, the 2012 International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) and the 2015 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guidelines provide a rationale in identifying higher risk patients requiring further workups using an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)...
July 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727474/a-primer-on-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency-fat-malabsorption-and-fatty-acid-abnormalities
#19
Samer Alkaade, Ashley A Vareedayah
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is characterized by a deficiency of exocrine pancreatic enzymes, resulting in deficits in digestion of all macronutrients, with deficiencies in digestion of fats being the most clinically relevant. The leading cause of EPI is chronic pancreatitis. However, many other causes and conditions may be implicated, including cystic fibrosis, pancreatic duct obstruction, gastric and pancreatic surgery, diabetes mellitus and other conditions. Physical and biochemical causes of EPI include decreased production and secretion of lipase, increased lipase destruction, pancreatic duct obstruction, decreased lipase stimulation and degradation, as well as gastrointestinal motility disorders...
July 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712756/an-unusual-cause-of-a-solid-cystic-pancreatic-lesion
#20
Brian K P Goh, Andrew B E Kwek, Wei Keat Wan
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July 13, 2017: Gastroenterology
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