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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774182/spleen-and-splenic-vascular-involvement-in-acute-pancreatitis-an-mri-study
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Chao-Lian Xie, Mao Zhang, Yong Chen, Ran Hu, Meng-Yue Tang, Tian-Wu Chen, Hua-Dan Xue, Zheng-Yu Jin, Xiao-Ming Zhang
Background: To investigate the spleen and splenic vascular involvement in acute pancreatitis (AP) and their correlations with the severity of AP using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods: MRI of 239 patients with AP was retrospectively reviewed to assess splenic and splenic vascular complications, and the severity of AP. The severity of AP was graded by the MRI severity index (MRSI) and the New Revised Classification of AP 2012. The intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameters (D, D*, and f) of spleen were measured...
April 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723419/vein-resection-during-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-patency-rates-and-outcomes-associated-with-thrombosis
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Rebecca A Snyder, Laura R Prakash, Graciela M Nogueras-Gonzalez, Michael P Kim, Thomas A Aloia, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jeffrey E Lee, Jason B Fleming, Matthew H G Katz, Ching-Wei D Tzeng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Venous patency rates after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with portal vein (PV) resection are not well established, and the oncologic impact of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is unknown. The primary aim of this study was to determine rates and predictors of PVT after PD with PV resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on PDAC patients treated with preoperative therapy and PD with PV resection at a high-volume institution (2008-15)...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720864/role-of-thrombophilia-in-splanchnic-venous-thrombosis-in-acute-pancreatitis
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Sobur Uddin Ahmed, Surinder S Rana, Jasmina Ahluwalia, Neelam Varma, Ravi Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Mandeep Kang
Background: Splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT) is a common vascular complication of acute pancreatitis (AP). We conducted this study to prospectively investigate the frequency, risk factors, and extent of SVT in patients with AP and to evaluate the role of thrombophilia in its causation. Methods: Patients with AP presenting between January 2015 and June 2016 were prospectively evaluated with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) for the presence of SVT. These patients underwent a detailed analysis of coagulation parameters...
May 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709406/massive-organ-embolization-from-primary-aortic-thrombosis
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Catarina Patrício, Mariana Marques Silva, Pedro Eduardo Silva, João Oliveira, Luís Bagulho
A 49-year-old woman was hospitalized for acute left foot arterial ischemia. Arterial Doppler revealed occlusion of the dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial arteries. A computed tomography angiography performed to assess abdominal pain showed hepatic, splenic, renal and pancreatic infarctions. A splenic artery embolism and a small aortic wall thrombus at the celiac trunk were identified. No radiological signs of aortic atherosclerosis were found. No predisposing conditions for secondary aortic thrombosis or intracardiac embolic sources were detected...
April 27, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697677/-endovascular-procedures-in-pancreatic-surgery
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A Sh Revishvili, A G Kriger, D S Gorin, A B Varava, A A Goev, S V Berelavichus, A V Smirnov, E A Akhtanin
AIM: To evaluate an effectiveness of endovascular techniques in pancreatic surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For the period 1995-2017 at Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery endovascular treatment (EVT) was applied in 51 patients with chronic pancreatitis complicated by false aneurysms (FA) and postoperative hemorrhage after pancreatectomy. Various methods of embolization and stenting were used in 24 and 11 cases respectively in order to exclude FA of celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery from blood flow...
2018: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683218/-outcome-of-patients-with-hemodialysis-or-peritoneal-dialysis-undergoing-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation-comparative-study
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Alberto Marcacuzco, Carlos Jiménez-Romero, Alejandro Manrique, Jorge Calvo, Félix Cambra, Óscar Caso, Álvaro García-Sesma, Anisa Nutu, Iago Justo
BACKGROUND: Controversy remains with regard to the higher risk of intraabdominal infections and lower patient and graft survival when peritoneal dialysis (PD) rather than hemodialysis (HD) is used in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT). METHODS: From March 1995 to December 2015 we performed 165 SPKTs. Prior to transplant, patients received hemodialysis (Group HD; n=98) or peritoneal dialysis (Group PD; n=67). A comparison was performed to analyze posttransplant complications and patient, pancreas and kidney graft survivals...
April 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661420/use-of-georges-lopez-institute-preservation-solution-igl-1-in-pancreas-transplantation-a-series-of-47-cases
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M R Igreja, J C Wiederkehr, B A Wiederkehr, A Maykon Massutti, H de Aguiar Wiederkehr
BACKGROUND: Graft preservation continues to be one of the main pillars of pancreas transplantation (PT). Surgical complications, possibly caused or facilitated by organ damage during preservation, continue to occur more frequently after PT than for any other abdominal organ. During the past few years, the Georges Lopez Institute preservation solution IGL-1 has been introduced with satisfactory results for the perfusion and cold storage of abdominal grafts such as kidney and liver. METHODS: Aspects related to 47 PTs with the use of IGL-1 as the only preservation solution performed from January 2012 to September 2017 at Hospital Santa Isabel, Blumenau, Brazil, were retrospectively analyzed...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657730/lemierre-s-syndrome-presented-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Laura Garcia, Kaori Ito
Case: Lemierre's syndrome is a rare clinical condition that is characterized by infected internal jugular vein thrombosis with metastatic septicemia. The most common causative agent is Fusobacterium necrophorum . A previously healthy 37-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. She was admitted to the general practice unit with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis then was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit due to shock. Physical examination revealed tenderness on right side of the neck...
April 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620617/pancreas-transplantation-from-pediatric-donors-a-single-center-experience
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Mario Spaggiari, Caterina Di Bella, Pierpaolo Di Cocco, Maya Campara, Kelly Galen, Federico Gheza, Jose Oberholzer, Enrico Benedetti, Ivo Tzvetanov
BACKGROUND: Pancreas allografts from pediatric donors are considered less suitable due to the increased risk of surgical complications and reduced islet cell mass that may compromise function. METHODS: All pancreatic transplants, procured from donors <18 years old, between January 2007 and March 2017, were included in the analysis. The grafts were subdivided into 3 groups by donor's weight: <30kg, 30-60kg, >60kg. Analysis of patient and graft survival was done between the groups, and subsequently between the pediatric cohort and the adult-donor control group...
April 3, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604531/the-successful-salvage-of-a-thrombosed-pancreatic-graft-at-the-early-postoperative-period-of-a-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation
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Rauf Shahbazov, Feredun Azari, Park Auh Whan, Liu Wei, Avinash Agarwal, Kenneth L Brayman
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant is the preferred treatment option for end-stage renal disease due to type 1 diabetic nephropathy. Vascular complications are detrimental to graft survival and can lead to graft loss in the early postoperative phase of transplantation. Generally, duplex Doppler ultrasound is used for vascular patency monitoring and pancreatectomy followed by re-transplantation is required in the majority of cases. Recently, pancreatic graft salvage with non-operative management, including medical anticoagulation and endovascular thrombectomy, in the early postoperative period has been described with success...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594895/clinical-implications-of-ct-findings-in-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis-at-admission
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S Salim, O Ekberg, J Elf, M Zarrouk, A Gottsäter, S Acosta
PURPOSE: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the association of computed tomography (CT) findings at admission and bowel resection rate in patients with mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT). It was hypothesized that abnormal intestinal findings on CT were associated with a higher bowel resection rate. METHODS: Retrospective study of MVT patients treated between 2004 and 2017. CT images at admission and at follow-up were scrutinized according to a predefined protocol...
March 28, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594198/hepatic-infarction-and-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Archana Kulkarni, Hamza Arif, Manik Veer, Kateyln Ziggas, Amit Kaura, Meera Sareen
Hepatic infarction is rare due to the unique dual hepatic blood supply from the hepatic artery and the portal vein. Herein, we report a case of hepatic infarction that occurred as a complication of acute pancreatitis. The patient was a 58-year-old male with past medical history of chronic alcoholism, who presented with epigastric abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Hepatic infarction was diagnosed with computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast, which revealed suspicion of splenic vein thrombosis and peripancreatic fat stranding along with a wedge-shaped, peripheral hypo density in the right hepatic lobe with typical morphology for hepatic infarction...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579886/pancreas-donor-hypernatremia-is-it-really-a-risk-factor-for-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
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J M Sánchez-Hidalgo, L Rodríguez-Ortiz, A Arjona-Sánchez, J Ruiz-Rabelo, J J Salamanca-Bustos, A Rodríguez-Benot, F J Márquez-López, J Briceño-Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Solid organ donor hypernatremia has been classically reported to be a risk factor for cell lysis and graft damage. National criteria for pancreatic donation consider severe hypernatremia (sodium level more than 160 mEq/L) to be relative exclusion criteria. The aim of our study is to review the postoperative outcomes of our simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) sample in terms of pancreatic fistula, intra-abdominal abscesses, pancreatitis, pancreas graft thrombosis, early pancreatectomy, and reoperation rates regarding different ranges of donor sodium levels...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579885/intraoperative-heparinization-during-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation-is-it-really-necessary
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A Arjona-Sánchez, L Rodríguez-Ortiz, J M Sánchez-Hidalgo, J Ruiz Rabelo, J J Salamanca-Bustos, A Rodríguez-Benot, P Campos-Hernández, J Briceño-Delgado
INTRODUCTION: The use of intraoperative sodium heparin during simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT) remains as a routine practice in some referral centers to minimize pancreatic graft thrombosis rate. One of its disadvantages is the theoretical increased risk of postoperative bleeding. In our center, we have abandoned its use since 2011. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis among 198 SPKTs performed in our center between the years 1989 and 2017...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552341/irreversible-electroporation-of-locally-advanced-solid-pseudopapillary-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-a-case-report
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Luciano Tarantino, Aurelio Nasto, Giuseppina Busto, Vincenzo Iovino, Raffaele Fristachi, Sara Bortone
Introduction: Solid pseudopapillary Carcinoma (SPC) is a rare pancreatic Tumor with variable, usually low, malignancy potential. Howewer, several SPC are associated with aggressive behavior, local vascular infiltration, organ invasion, distant metastasis, and can be unresectable. Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) is an emerging non-thermal ablation technique for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma. We report the results of four year disease-free follow-up in a case of locally advanced unresectable SPC treated with IRE...
April 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544870/anti-inflammatory-therapy-with-canakinumab-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-diabetes
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Brendan M Everett, Marc Y Donath, Aruna D Pradhan, Tom Thuren, Prem Pais, Jose C Nicolau, Robert J Glynn, Peter Libby, Paul M Ridker
BACKGROUND: Subclinical inflammation mediated in part by interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) participates in peripheral insulin resistance and impaired pancreatic insulin secretion. OBJECTIVES: We tested the hypothesis that canakinumab, an IL-1β inhibitor, reduces incident diabetes. METHODS: The Canakinumab Antiinflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes Study (CANTOS) randomized 10,061 patients with prior MI and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) ≥2 mg/L to placebo or canakinumab at doses of 50mg, 150mg, or 300mg subcutaneously once every three months...
March 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501238/development-and-results-of-a-novel-pancreas-transplant-program-in-spain-the-surgeon-s-point-of-view
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Luis Muñoz-Bellvis, María Del Carmen Esteban, Manuel Iglesias, Luis González, Juan Ignacio González-Muñoz, Cristina Muñoz-González, José E Quiñones, Guadalupe Tabernero, Rosa Ana Iglesias, José María Sayagués, Pilar Fraile
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes and end-stage chronic renal disease is widely performed. However, the rate of surgical morbidity from pancreatic complications remains high. The aim of this study was to describe the development and results of a new program, from the point of view of the pancreatic surgeon. METHODS: We analyzed 53 simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantations performed over a period of seven years (2009-2016), with a median follow up of 39 months (range: 1-86 months)...
April 2018: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496357/pancreatic-walled-off-necrosis-eroding-into-the-inferior-vena-cava
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Anupama Ramachandran, Sanchit Sharma, Shalimar, Raju Sharma, Kumble Seetharama Madhusudhan
Walled-off necrosis (WON) is a well-known delayed local complication of acute necrotizing pancreatitis. Occasionally, WON may spontaneously rupture into the gastrointestinal tract or peritoneal cavity. However, erosion of a WON to a systemic vein has not been reported in literature so far. We report an unusual case of a 63-year-old male with acute necrotizing pancreatitis in whom WON was eroding into the inferior vena cava resulting in its thrombosis. Our patient also had a bunch of other well-described complications of pancreatitis including splanchnic venous thrombosis...
February 2, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492602/computed-tomography-findings-after-radiofrequency-ablation-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Steffi J E Rombouts, Tyche C Derksen, Chung Y Nio, Richard van Hillegersberg, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Marieke S Walma, Izaak Q Molenaar, Maarten S van Leeuwen
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to provide a systematic evaluation of the computed tomography(CT) findings after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in locally advanced pancreatic cancer(LAPC). METHODS: Eighteen patients with intra-operative RFA-treated LAPC were included in a prospective case series. All CT-scans performed prior to RFA and 1 week and 3 months of post-RFA, according to standard regimen, were assessed by two radiologists in consensus, using standardized radiological scoring lists...
February 28, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483447/-a-case-of-resection-for-lymph-node-recurrence-around-the-inferior-vena-cava-after-radical-surgery-of-undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-the-pancreatic-head-region
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Masahiko Kubo, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Takehiro Noda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hiroshi Wada, Kouichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
A 60-year-old man underwent palliative surgery with a diagnosis of unresectable cancer, and he visited our hospital for further treatment. Since the cancer was unresectable and multiple hepatic tumors were revealed in CT images that were not metastases, we decided to perform curative surgery for the pancreatic cancer accompanied by partial liver invasion. Pancreaticoduodenectomy plus partial hepatectomy were performed, and 2 tumors were detected in the resected specimen: one in the pancreas-duodenum region and a submucosal tumor in the duodenum bulb...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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