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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331334/safety-efficacy-and-clinical-utility-of-asparaginase-in-the-treatment-of-adult-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Jamie Koprivnikar, James McCloskey, Stefan Faderl
Adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are known to have inferior outcomes compared to the pediatric population. Although the reasons for this are likely manyfold, the agents utilized and the increased intensity of pediatric treatments compared to adult treatments are likely significant contributing factors. Asparaginase, an enzyme that converts asparagine to aspartic acid, forms the backbone of almost all pediatric regimens and works by depleting extracellular asparagine, which ALL cells are unable to synthesize...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331263/clinical-profile-of-surgical-diseases-with-emergence-of-new-problems-in-hiv-individuals
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Tejaswini Vallabha, Mandar Dhamangaonkar, Vikram Sindgikar, Ravindra Nidoni, Harshavardhan Biradar, Aniketan Kv, Ramakant Baloorkar
North Karnataka is one of the regions with the high prevalence of HIV+ individuals. Bijapur is a district in North Karnataka with high prevalence as per fact sheets of NACO of March 2012. Better awareness, access to health care, and antiretroviral therapy have improved survival and increase in number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). Improved survival has increased their attendance to hospitals with variety of surgical problems, some known and some less known. The percentage of HIV+ individuals was 1.64 % among all admissions...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285286/necrotizing-polyarteritis-nodosa-like-vasculitis-in-a-child-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#3
Ritambhra Nada, Joseph L Matthews, Sagar Bhattad, Anju Gupta, Surjit Singh
A 10-year-old child presented with prolonged fever, lymphadenopathy, weight loss, oral ulcers, alopecia and parotitis. She later developed arterial thrombosis, poly-serositis, nephritis, myocarditis, sacro-ilitis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia and refractory thrombocytopenia. Though anti-dsDNA was negative, she was diagnosed to have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Terminally, she had pulmonary symptoms and succumbed to her illness. The autopsy showed lupus nephritis-Class II, polyserositis, myocarditis, inflammatory myositis, immune mediated vasculitis involving renal, coronary, pancreatic, adrenal, dermal and intramuscular arteries, and pulmonary hemorrhages and edema...
February 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254727/predicting-the-incidence-of-portosplenomesenteric-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis-using-classification-and-regression-tree-algorithm
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Yang Fei, Kun Gao, Jian Hu, Jianfeng Tu, Wei-Qin Li, Wei Wang, Guang-Quan Zong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The accurate prediction of portosplenomesenteric vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients with acute pancreatitis(AP) is very important but may also be difficult because of our insufficient understanding of the characteristics of AP-induced PVT. The purpose of this study is to design a decision tree model that provides critical factors associated with PVT using an approach that makes use of classification and regression tree (CART) algorithm. METHODS: The analysis included 353 patients with AP who were admitted between January 2011 and December 2015...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246056/predicting-risk-for-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-acute-pancreatitis-patients-a-comparison-of-radical-basis-function-artificial-neural-network-and-logistic-regression-models
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Yang Fei, Jian Hu, Kun Gao, Jianfeng Tu, Wei-Qin Li, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To construct a radical basis function (RBF) artificial neural networks (ANNs) model to predict the incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP)-induced portal vein thrombosis. METHODS: The analysis included 353 patients with AP who had admitted between January 2011 and December 2015. RBF ANNs model and logistic regression model were constructed based on eleven factors relevant to AP respectively. Statistical indexes were used to evaluate the value of the prediction in two models...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245569/pancreatic-cancer-induced-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-a-potential-contributor-to-cancer-associated-thrombosis
#6
Norbaini Abdol Razak, Omar Elaskalani, Pat Metharom
Pancreatic cancer (PaCa) is a highly metastatic cancer, and patients are at high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been associated with cancer metastasis and cancer-associated thrombosis, but the ability of cancer to stimulate NET release is not known. The release of NETs has been shown to be a slow process and requires reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Studies suggest that activated platelets are important mediators in the release. Here, we show that PaCa cells can stimulate the rapid release of NETs, independently of ROS production...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225638/laparoscopic-resection-of-pancreatic-tumors-in-children-results-of-a-multicentric-survey
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Ciro Esposito, Pascal De Lagausie, Maria Escolino, Amulya Saxena, George W Holcomb, Alessandro Settimi, Francois Becmeur, David van der Zee
AIM: This study aimed to report the results of a multicentric survey about laparoscopic treatment of pancreatic tumors in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of patients operated using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for a pancreatic tumor in 5 International centers of Pediatric Surgery in the last 5 years were retrospectively reviewed. We recorded data relating to the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, surgical technique, and outcome. RESULTS: Fifteen patients (average age 2...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223737/pancreaticoduodenectomy-secondary-stenting-of-the-celiac-trunk-after-inefficient-median-arcuate-ligament-release-and-reoperation-as-an-alternative-to-simultaneous-hepatic-artery-reconstruction
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Théophile Guilbaud, Jacques Ewald, Olivier Turrini, Jean Robert Delpero
In patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), unrecognized hemodynamically significant celiac axis (CA) stenosis impairs hepatic arterial flow by suppressing the collateral pathways supplying arterial flow from the superior mesenteric artery and leads to serious hepatobiliary complications due to liver and biliary ischemia, with a high rate of mortality. CA stenosis is usually due to an extrinsic compression by a previously asymptomatic median arcuate ligament (MAL). MAL is diagnosed by computerized tomography in about 10% of the candidates for PD, but only half are found to be hemodynamically significant during the gastroduodenal artery clamping test with Doppler assessment, which is mandatory before any resection...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218693/propylene%C3%A2-glycol%C3%A2-alginate%C3%A2-sodium%C3%A2-sulfate%C3%A2-alleviates%C3%A2-cerulein-induced%C3%A2-acute%C3%A2-pancreatitis%C3%A2-by%C3%A2-modulating%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-mek-erk%C3%A2-pathway%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-mice
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Hui Zhang, Yueyue Li, Linqiang Li, Hua Liu, Liangkai Hu, Ying Dai, Jianqing Chen, Shuqi Xu, Weimin Chen, Xiaorong Xu, Xuanfu Xu
Previous studies have focused on the effects of propylene glycol alginate sodium sulfate  (PSS)  against  thrombosis,  but  the  anti-inflammatory  potential  is  unknown.  Therefore,  we  specifically focused on the protective effects of PSS on cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis (AP)  using a mouse model, and investigated the mechanism of PSS on autophagy and apoptosis via the  Mitogen-activated  protein  kinase  (MEK)/extracellular  signal-regulated  kinase  (ERK)  pathway...
February 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181963/venous-airway-fistula-with-aspergilloma-a-case-of-a-portacath-gone-bad
#10
Maryam Nilforoshan, Ismael Matus
The portacath is commonly used in the treatment of oncology patients. Although common long-term complications of these devices, such as infection and thrombosis, have been widely reported, venous-airway fistula due to port placement is an extremely rare and poorly understood complication. We report a case of a 56-year-old female with pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose portacath was complicated by the development of an azygo-bronchial fistula with a concomitant aspergilloma. Herein is the first reported case of successful venous-airway fistula closure obtained through silicone stenting...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143477/portal-vein-stent-placement-for-the-treatment-of-postoperative-portal-vein-stenosis-long-term-success-and-factor-associated-with-stent-failure
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Atsushi Kato, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Masaru Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Portal vein stenosis develops due to different causes including postoperative inflammation and oncological processes. However, limited effective therapy is available for portal vein stenosis. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of a portal vein stent for portal vein stenosis after hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery and to determine the factors associated with stent patency. METHODS: From December 2003 to December 2015, portal vein stents were implanted in 29 patients who had portal vein stenosis after hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery...
February 1, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133818/distal-pancreatectomy-for-benign-and-low-grade-malignant-tumors-short-term-postoperative-outcomes-of-spleen-preservation-a-systematic-review-and-update-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fiorella Pendola, Rahul Gadde, Caroline Ripat, Rishika Sharma, Omar Picado, Laila Lobo, Danny Sleeman, Alan S Livingstone, Nipun Merchant, Danny Yakoub
BACKGROUND: The value of spleen preservation with distal pancreatectomy (DP) for benign and low grade malignant tumors remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term postoperative clinical outcomes in patients undergoing DP with splenectomy (DPS) or spleen preservation (SPDP). METHODS: Online database search was performed (2000 to present); key bibliographies were reviewed. Studies comparing patients undergoing DP with either DPS or SPDP, and assessing postoperative complications were included...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133043/-safety-and-feasibility-of-pancreatic-surgery-for-pancreatic-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Toru Aoyama, Masaaki Murakawa, Keisuke Kazama, Amane Kanazawa, Tetsuta Satoyoshi, Yosuke Atsumi, Yusuke Katayama, Koichiro Yamaoku, Satoshi Kobayashi, Makoto Ueno, Manabu Morimoto, Akio Higuchi, Manabu Shiozawa, Naoto Yamamoto, Takashi Oshima, Norio Yukawa, Takaki Yoshikawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Soichiro Morinaga
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of pancreatic surgery for pancreatic cancer in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 9 patients underwent pancreatic surgery for pancreatic cancer between April 2005 and March 2014. The surgical complications were evaluated by Clavien-Dindo classification. RESULTS: The median operating time was 420(range: 354-503)min and the median blood loss was 640(range: 350-1,170)mL...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100901/pancreas-transplant-with-duodeno-duodenostomy-and-caval-drainage-using-a-diamond-patch-graft-a-single-center-experience
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Je Ho Ryu, Tae Beom Lee, Young Mok Park, Kwang Ho Yang, Chong Woo Chu, Jung Hee Lee, Taeun Kim, Byung Hyun Choi
BACKGROUND The surgical technique used in pancreas transplant is essential for patient safety and graft survival, and problems exist with conventional strategies. When enteric exocrine drainage is performed, there is no method of immunologic monitoring other than direct graft pancreas biopsy. The most common cause of early graft failure is graft thrombosis, and adequate preventive and treatment strategies are unclear. To overcome these disadvantages, we suggest a modified surgical technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eleven patients underwent pancreas transplant with our modified technique...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076318/beta-cell-function-and-clinical-course-in-three-siblings-with-thiamine-responsive-megaloblastic-anemia-trma-treated-with-thiamine-supplementation
#15
Kathryn Potter, John Wu, Julie Lauzon, Josephine Ho
Three siblings with thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia (TRMA) with a homozygous c.454delGGCATinsAT mutation in SLC19A2 are described. The index case presented at 14 months' old with severe non-ketotic hyperglycemia, dehydration, seizures and sinovenous thrombosis. She was started on insulin and developed sensorineural hearing loss around 2 years old. Two siblings were found to have the same mutation and were started on thiamine. One sibling developed transient hyperglycemia after several years of thiamine supplementation of 12 mg/kg that resolved with an increased thiamine dose (23 mg/kg)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059968/multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-intravenous-and-intraperitoneal-paclitaxel-with-s-1-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-peritoneal-metastasis
#16
Sohei Satoi, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Masanao Kurata, Naminatsu Takahara, Suguru Yamada, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Masamichi Mizuma, Goro Honda, Hiroyuki Isayama, Michiaki Unno, Yasuhiro Kodera, Hironori Ishigami, Masanori Kon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and tolerability of intravenous (i.v.) and intraperitoneal (i.p.) paclitaxel combined with S-1, "an oral fluoropyrimidine derivative containing tegafur, gimestat, and otastat potassium" in chemotherapy-naive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients with peritoneal metastasis. BACKGROUND: PDAC patients with peritoneal metastasis (peritoneal deposits and/or positive peritoneal cytology) have an extremely poor prognosis...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029328/when-what-and-why-of-perioperative-treatment-of-potentially-curable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#17
Kimberly Perez, Thomas E Clancy, Joseph D Mancias, Michael H Rosenthal, Brian M Wolpin
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008405/renal-vein-and-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis-a-rare-extrasplanchnic-complication-of-acute-pancreatitis
#18
Ruchir Patel, Dhaval Choksi, Alisha Chaubal, Nirav Pipaliya, Meghraj Ingle, Prabha Sawant
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder often associated with various complications. Approximately one fourth of patients with acute pancreatitis develop vascular complications, of which venous thrombosis forms a major group. Extrasplanchnic venous thrombosis is less common, and simultaneous renal vein and inferior vena cava thrombosis is reported only twice. We report a case of alcohol-related acute pancreatitis complicated by simultaneous renal vein and inferior vena cava thrombosis.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960048/artificial-neural-networks-predict-the-incidence-of-portosplenomesenteric-venous-thrombosis-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
#19
Y Fei, J Hu, W-Q Li, W Wang, G-Q Zong
Essentials Predicting the occurrence of portosplenomesenteric vein thrombosis (PSMVT) is difficult. We studied 72 patients with acute pancreatitis. Artificial neural networks modeling was more accurate than logistic regression in predicting PSMVT. Additional predictive factors may be incorporated into artificial neural networks. SUMMARY: Objective To construct and validate artificial neural networks (ANNs) for predicting the occurrence of portosplenomesenteric venous thrombosis (PSMVT) and compare the predictive ability of the ANNs with that of logistic regression...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958223/a-single-institution-experience-with-open-irreversible-electroporation-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-carcinoma
#20
Li Yan, Yong-Liang Chen, Ming Su, Tian Liu, Kai Xu, Feng Liang, Wan-Qing Gu, Shi-Chun Lu
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced pancreatic carcinoma (LAPC) is characterized by poor prognosis despite recommended concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) has emerged as a potential option for the management of unresectable pancreatic cancer. This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and short-term efficacy of open IRE for the treatment of LAPC. METHODS: Retrospective data of 25 consecutive patients receiving IRE for T3 lesions from July 2015 to June 2016 at a single center were analyzed...
December 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
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