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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680009/contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-gallbladder-cancer-and-pancreatic-cancer
#1
Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Yuki Sato, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) plays a major role in diagnosing gallbladder (GB) cancer and pancreatic cancer (PC). In cases of GB cancer, EUS allows for precise observations of morphology and wall layers. However, proficiency is required for the morphologic diagnosis of GB tumors. Therefore, contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CH-EUS) began to be performed to diagnose GB lesions. CH-EUS enables real-time observation of the hemodynamics of GB tumors. The enhanced patterns generated by CH-EUS improve precision in the diagnosis of such tumors...
July 5, 2017: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590306/pancreatic-stellate-cells-what-s-new
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Tony C Y Pang, Jeremy S Wilson, Minoti V Apte
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play an integral role in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. With the developing knowledge of this important cell type, we are at the cusp of developing effective therapies for the above diseases based upon targeting the PSC and modulating its function. RECENT FINDINGS: The major themes of the recent PSC literature include: PSC interactions with the extracellular matrix and other stromal components; intracellular calcium physiology as drivers of mechanical interactions and necrosis; the relationship between proinflammatory, protumoural, angiogenic, and metabolic pathways in pancreatic necrosis, fibrosis, and carcinogenesis; and targeting of the stroma for antitumoural and antifibrotic effects...
June 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567071/associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-a-surgical-technique-for-liver-resections
#3
Behnam Sanei, Saba Sheikhbahaei, Mohammad Hossein Sanei, Amin Bahreini, Hamid Reza Jafari
BACKGROUND: Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) is a novel surgical technique liver resection in traditionally nonresectable primary intrahepatic tumors or colorectal liver metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to March 2014, patients with primary tumor of liver or colorectal tumors with liver metastasis were selected to evaluate whether they met the initial criteria for ALPPS procedure. RESULTS: Nine patients enrolled in the study with primary diagnoses of colon and rectosigmoid cancer, carcinoid tumor, gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small intestine, hepatocellular carcinoma, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET)...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538690/dysregulation-of-mirna-expression-in-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-cafs-and-its-consequences-on-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Maren Schoepp, Anda Jana Ströse, Jörg Haier
The tumor microenvironment, including cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), has developed as an important target for understanding tumor progression, clinical prognosis and treatment responses of cancer. Cancer cells appear to transform normal fibroblasts (NF) into CAFs involving direct cell-cell communication and epigenetic regulations. This review summarizes the current understanding on miR involvement in cancer cell-tumor environment/stroma communication, transformation of NFs into CAFs, their involved targets and signaling pathways in these interactions; and clinical relevance of CAF-related miR expression profiles...
May 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514653/the-presence-of-interleukin-13-at-pancreatic-adm-panin-lesions-alters-macrophage-populations-and-mediates-pancreatic-tumorigenesis
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Geou-Yarh Liou, Ligia Bastea, Alicia Fleming, Heike Döppler, Brandy H Edenfield, David W Dawson, Lizhi Zhang, Nabeel Bardeesy, Peter Storz
The contributions of the innate immune system to the development of pancreatic cancer are still ill defined. Inflammatory macrophages can initiate metaplasia of pancreatic acinar cells to a duct-like phenotype (acinar-to-ductal metaplasia [ADM]), which then gives rise to pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) when oncogenic KRas is present. However, it remains unclear when and how this inflammatory macrophage population is replaced by tumor-promoting macrophages. Here, we demonstrate the presence of interleukin-13 (IL-13), which can convert inflammatory into Ym1+ alternatively activated macrophages, at ADM/PanIN lesions...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502446/pancreatic-disorders
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REVIEW
Aliye Uc, Douglas S Fishman
Once considered uncommon, pancreatic diseases are increasingly recognized in the pediatric age group. Acute pancreatitis, acute recurrent pancreatitis, and chronic pancreatitis occur in children with an incidence approaching that of adults. Risk factors are broad, prompting the need for a completely different diagnostic and therapeutic approach in children. Although cystic fibrosis remains the most common cause of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, other causes such as chronic pancreatitis may be as common as Shwachman Diamond syndrome...
June 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496202/inhibition-of-jak-stat-signaling-reduces-the-activation-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells-in-vitro-and-limits-caerulein-induced-chronic-pancreatitis-in-vivo
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Hannah M Komar, Gregory Serpa, Claire Kerscher, Erin Schwoegl, Thomas A Mace, Ming Jin, Ming-Chen Yang, Ching-Shih Chen, Mark Bloomston, Michael C Ostrowski, Phil A Hart, Darwin L Conwell, Gregory B Lesinski
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a fibro-inflammatory disease leading to pain, maldigestion, and pancreatic insufficiency. No therapeutic options exist due to a limited understanding of the biology of CP pathology. Recent findings implicate pancreatic stellate cells (PSC) as prominent mediators of inflammatory and fibrotic processes during CP. Here, we utilized primary and immortalized PSC obtained from mice and patients with CP or pancreatic cancer to examine the effect of Jak/STAT and MAPK pathway inhibition in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470823/modifications-of-pancreatic-diffusion-mri-by-tissue-characteristics-what-are-we-weighting-for
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REVIEW
Noam Nissan
Diffusion-weighted imaging holds the potential to improve the diagnosis and biological characterization of pancreatic disease, and in particular pancreatic cancer, which exhibits decreased values of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). Yet, variable and overlapping ADC values have been reported for the healthy and the pathological pancreas, including for cancer and other benign conditions. This controversy reflects the complexity of probing the water-diffusion process in the pancreas, which is dependent upon multiple biological factors within this organ's unique physiological environment...
August 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464583/-advances-in-immunotherapy-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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J Q Yang, T Wei, Y W Chen, X L Bai, T B Liang
The morbidity of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has been increasing over years, while the treatment efficacy and prognosis of PDAC remain far from satisfying. The newly-ermerged tumor immunotherapy has not only made lots of breakthroughs in various malignancies, but also brought an opportunity to the treatment of pancreatic cancer.PDAC immunotherapies, mainly including vaccine therapy, adoptive T cell thanfer therapy, checkpoint blockade therapy, have achieved a certain effect, however, the clinical outcomes have not been satisfactory...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414765/validation-of-full-field-optical-coherence-tomography-in-distinguishing-malignant-and-benign-tissue-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-specimens
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Labrinus van Manen, Paulien L Stegehuis, Arantza Fariña-Sarasqueta, Lorraine M de Haan, Jeroen Eggermont, Bert A Bonsing, Hans Morreau, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Jouke Dijkstra, J Sven D Mieog
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. The minority of patients can undergo curative-intended surgical therapy due to progressive disease stage at time of diagnosis. Nonetheless, tumor involvement of surgical margins is seen in up to 70% of resections, being a strong negative prognostic factor. Real-time intraoperative imaging modalities may aid surgeons to obtain tumor-free resection margins. Full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is a promising diagnostic tool using high-resolution white-light interference microscopy without tissue processing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407685/extra-pancreatic-invasion-induces-lipolytic-and-fibrotic-changes-in-the-adipose-microenvironment-with-released-fatty-acids-enhancing-the-invasiveness-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Takashi Okumura, Kenoki Ohuchida, Masafumi Sada, Toshiya Abe, Sho Endo, Kazuhiro Koikawa, Chika Iwamoto, Daisuke Miura, Yusuke Mizuuchi, Taiki Moriyama, Kohei Nakata, Yoshihiro Miyasaka, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Eishi Nagai, Kazuhiro Mizumoto, Yoshinao Oda, Makoto Hashizume, Masafumi Nakamura
Pancreatic cancer progression involves components of the tumor microenvironment, including stellate cells, immune cells, endothelial cells, and the extracellular matrix. Although peripancreatic fat is the main stromal component involved in extra-pancreatic invasion, its roles in local invasion and metastasis of pancreatic cancer remain unclear. This study investigated the role of adipose tissue in pancreatic cancer progression using genetically engineered mice (Pdx1-Cre; LSL-KrasG12D; Trp53R172H/+) and an in vitro model of organotypic fat invasion...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404095/type-3c-pancreatogenic-diabetes-mellitus-secondary-to-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Phil A Hart, Melena D Bellin, Dana K Andersen, David Bradley, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Christopher E Forsmark, Mark O Goodarzi, Aida Habtezion, Murray Korc, Yogish C Kudva, Stephen J Pandol, Dhiraj Yadav, Suresh T Chari
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases defined by persistent hyperglycaemia. Type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent form, is characterised initially by impaired insulin sensitivity and subsequently by an inadequate compensatory insulin response. Diabetes can also develop as a direct consequence of other diseases, including diseases of the exocrine pancreas. Historically, diabetes due to diseases of the exocrine pancreas was described as pancreatogenic or pancreatogenous diabetes mellitus, but recent literature refers to it as type 3c diabetes...
November 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390098/noninvasive-characterization-of-pancreatic-tumor-mouse-models-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Navid Farr, Yak-Nam Wang, Samantha D'Andrea, Kayla M Gravelle, Joo Ha Hwang, Donghoon Lee
The preclinical models of pancreatic adenocarcinoma provide an alternative means for determining the mechanisms of malignancy and possibilities for treatments, thus representing a resource of immense potential for cancer treatment in medicine. To evaluate different tumor models, quantifiable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques can play a significant role in identifying valuable in vivo biomarkers of tumor characteristics. We characterized three models of pancreatic cancer with multiparametric MRI techniques...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365915/autoimmune-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Shounak Majumder, Naoki Takahashi, Suresh T Chari
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a chronic fibroinflammatory disease of the pancreas that belongs to the spectrum of immunoglobulin G-subclass4-related diseases (IgG4-RD) and typically presents with obstructive jaundice. Idiopathic duct-centric pancreatitis (IDCP) is a closely related but distinct disease that mimics AIP radiologically but manifests clinically most commonly as recurrent acute pancreatitis in young individuals with concurrent inflammatory bowel disease. IgG4 levels are often elevated in AIP and normal in IDCP...
July 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337946/up-regulation-of-cxcr4-expression-contributes-to-persistent-abdominal-pain-in-rats-with-chronic-pancreatitis
#15
Hong-Yan Zhu, Xuelian Liu, Xiuhua Miao, Di Li, Shusheng Wang, Guang-Yin Xu
Background Pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis is critical hallmark that accompanied inflammation, fibrosis, and destruction of glandular pancreas. Many researchers have demonstrated that stromal cell-derived factor 1 (also named as CXCL12) and its cognate receptor C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) involved in mediating neuropathic and bone cancer pain. However, their roles in chronic pancreatic pain remain largely unclear. Methods Chronic pancreatitis was induced by intraductal injection of trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid to the pancreas...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286044/preoperative-fecal-elastase-1-is-a-useful-prognostic-marker-following-curative-resection-of-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Jin Hong Lim, Joon Seong Park, Dong Sup Yoon
BACKGROUND: The clinical relevance of fibrosis with regard to tumor progression is supported by the correlation between fibrosis and poor outcomes. Fecal elastase-1 (FE-1) level has been used to assess exocrine dysfunction of the pancreas and to predict pancreas fibrosis. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of FE-1 on the survival of pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS: Between January 2006 and December 2014, 136 patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma underwent R0 resection at Gangnam Severance Hospital, Korea...
March 9, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281184/tgf-%C3%AE-1-mir-200a-pten-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-fibrosis-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells
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Min Xu, Guoying Wang, Hailang Zhou, Jing Cai, Ping Li, Meng Zhou, Ying Lu, Xiaomeng Jiang, Hongmei Huang, Youli Zhang, Aihua Gong
Although the function of miR-200a has been discussed in many cancers and fibrotic diseases, its role in pancreatic fibrosis is still poorly understood. In this study, we for the first time confirm that miR-200a attenuates TGF-β1-induced pancreatic stellate cells activation and extracellular matrix formation. First, we find that TGF-β1 induces activation and extracellular matrix (ECM) formation in PSCs, and the effects are blocked by the inhibitor of PI3K (LY294002). Furthermore, we identify that miR-200a is down-regulated in TGF-β1-activated PSCs, and up-regulation of miR-200a inhibits PSCs activation induced by TGF-β1...
March 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281169/complications-of-chronic-pancreatitis
#18
REVIEW
Mitchell L Ramsey, Darwin L Conwell, Phil A Hart
Chronic pancreatitis is a disease that leads to irreversible changes in the pancreatic morphology and function. The loss of function can lead to diabetes mellitus and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. The inflammation and fibrosis can also lead to other complications including a chronic abdominal pain syndrome, metabolic bone disease, and pancretic cancer. This article reviews our current understanding of the mechanisms and management of these complications of chronic pancreatitis.
July 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278438/diagnosis-of-autoimmune-pancreatitis-with-cholesterol-granuloma-mimicking-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-carcinoma-a-case-report
#19
Yusuke Takahashi, Naoyuki Yokoyama, Daisuke Sato, Tetsuya Otani, Koko Mitsuma, Hideki Hashidate
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic cysts are often observed incidentally on abdominal computed tomography (CT). For cysts involving intracystic nodules, malignant neoplasms such as intraductal papillary-mucinous carcinoma (IPMC) should be suspected. In contrast, cholesterol granuloma (CG) rarely occurs in the pancreas, and CG-associated autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has not yet been reported. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of AIP with CG mimicking IPMC. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 56-year-old woman underwent abdominal CT for preoperative breast cancer screening...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217371/pathogenic-mechanisms-of-pancreatitis
#20
REVIEW
Murli Manohar, Alok Kumar Verma, Sathisha Upparahalli Venkateshaiah, Nathan L Sanders, Anil Mishra
Pancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas and caused by a number of factors including pancreatic duct obstruction, alcoholism, and mutation in the cationic trypsinogen gene. Pancreatitis is represented as acute pancreatitis with acute inflammatory responses and; chronic pancreatitis characterized by marked stroma formation with a high number of infiltrating granulocytes (such as neutrophils, eosinophils), monocytes, macrophages and pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs). These inflammatory cells are known to play a central role in initiating and promoting inflammation including pancreatic fibrosis, i...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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