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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944859/protective-and-therapeutic-effects-of-danhong-injection-on-acute-pancreatitis%C3%A2-associated-lung-injury
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Qin Liu, Fuzhou Hua, Changqing Deng, Jing Zhang, Guohai Xu, Yanhui Hu
Lung functional impairment caused by acute pancreatitis (AP) is the primary contributor to AP‑associated mortality. Previous studies have reported that AP‑associated lung injury is associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and oxidative stress. In the present study, the protective effects of Danhong injection (DHI), a widely used Chinese Traditional Medicine preparation, on AP‑associated lung injury in rats was examined. The myeloperoxidase activity, malondiadelhyde level and superoxide dismutase activity determination demonstrated the anti‑inflammatory and anti‑oxidative properties of DHI...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944326/the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-hydrogen-sulphide-on-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-in-rats
#2
Kutay Sağlam, Etem Alhan, Serdar Türkyılmaz, Birgül Kural Vanizor, Cengiz Erçin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effect of the Hydrogen sulfidedonor sodiumhydrosulphide on acute necrotizing pancreatitis in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 42 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups: sham+saline (group 1), sham+NaHS (group 2), acute necrotizing pancreatitis+saline (group 3), and acute necrotizing pancreatitis+NaHS (group 4). Acute pancreatitis was induced in rats in groups 3 and 4 with the infusion of glycodeoxycholic acidinto the biliopancreatic canal and infusion of cerulein parenterally...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943589/should-the-selective-arterial-secretagogue-injection-test-for-insulinoma-localization-be-evaluated-at-60-or-120-seconds
#3
Keijiro Ueda, Tetsuhide Ito, Ken Kawabe, Lingaku Lee, Takashi Fujiyama, Yuichi Tachibana, Masami Miki, Kohei Yasunaga, Takehiro Takaoka, Akihiro Nishie, Yoshiki Asayama, Robert T Jensen, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Objective The selective arterial secretagogue injection (SASI) test is considered indispensable for the accurate localization of insulinoma. However, the optimum timing of the post-injection evaluation is controversial, as some studies recommend 60 seconds (SASI [(60 sec]) while others support 120 seconds (SASI [120 sec]). The aim of this study was to determine the optimum timing for the SASI test evaluation for insulinoma localization. Methods Thirteen patients with surgically proven insulinoma were studied retrospectively...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943562/ceftriaxone-induced-neurotoxicity-in-a-patient-after-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
#4
Hideharu Hagiya, Koji Miyawaki, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hisao Yoshida, Akihiro Kitagawa, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yukihiro Akeda, Kazunori Tomono
Ceftriaxone is a widely used third-generation cephalosporin showing advantageous pharmacokinetic properties and a broad antimicrobial spectrum. We herein report a case of ceftriaxone-induced neurotoxicity in a 56-year-old man on hemodialysis. Seven days after initiating high-dose ceftriaxone, the patient developed impaired consciousness along with facial myoclonus and sporadic phonation. The symptoms clearly disappeared shortly after withdrawal of the drug. Ceftriaxone is considered a safe antibiotic for patients with renal insufficiency, since it is excreted via both haptic and renal pathways...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943561/a-case-of-insulinoma-presenting-with-reactive-hypoglycemia-evaluating-the-effect-of-tumor-resection-via-continuous-glucose-monitoring
#5
Tomohiko Kikuchi, Daisuke Chujo, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Yuuki Tanno, Mie Tonoike, Noriko Ihana, Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Akiyo Tanabe, Hiroshi Kajio
A 71-year-old woman previously diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia was transferred to our emergency unit because of loss of consciousness. Her plasma glucose level was 27 mg/dL, and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) revealed postprandial asymptomatic hypoglycemia. A hypervascular tumor was identified via computed tomography in the distal pancreas, and the diagnosis of insulinoma was confirmed using the selective arterial calcium stimulation test. Although no episodes of hypoglycemia were observed during CGM after resection, a pathological examination identified regional lymph node metastasis...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943513/neonatal-diabetes-two-cases-with-isolated-pancreas-agenensis-due-to-homozygous-ptf1a-enhancer-mutations-and-one-with-dend-syndrome-due-to-kcnj11-mutation
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Olcay Evliyaoğlu, Oya Ercan, Emel Ataloğlu, Ümit Zübarioğlu, Bahar Özcabı, Aydilek Dağdeviren, Hande Erdoğan, Elisa De Franco, Sian Ellard
Neonatal diabetes mellitus is a rare form of monogenic diabetes which is diagnosed in the first 6 months of life. Here we report three patients with neonatal diabetes; two with isolated pancreas agenesis due to mutations in the PTF1A enhancer and one with DEND syndrome (developmental delay, epilepsy, and neonatal diabetes) due to a KCNJ11 mutation. The two cases with mutations in the distal enhacer of PTF1A had a homozygous g.23508363A>G and a homozygous g.23508437A>G mutation respectively. Previous functional analysis showed that these mutations can decrease expression of PTF1A which is involved in pancreas development...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
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
#7
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/28942884/overexpression-of-il-38-protein-in-anticancer-drug-induced-lung-injury-and-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#8
Masaki Tominaga, Masaki Okamoto, Tomotaka Kawayama, Masanobu Matsuoka, Shinjiro Kaieda, Yuki Sakazaki, Takashi Kinoshita, Daisuke Mori, Akira Inoue, Tomoaki Hoshino
BACKGROUND: Interleukin (IL)-38, a member of the IL-1 family, shows high homology to IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) and IL-36 receptor antagonist (IL-36Ra). Its function in interstitial lung disease (ILD) is still unknown. METHODS: To determine the expression pattern of IL-38 mRNA, a panel of cDNAs derived from various tissues was analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR. Immunohistochemical reactivity with anti-human IL-38 monoclonal antibody (clone H127C) was evaluated semi-quantitatively in lung tissue samples from 12 patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/usual interstitial pneumonia (IPF/UIP), 5 with acute exacerbation of IPF, and 10 with anticancer drug-induced ILD (bleomycin in 5 and epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor in 5)...
September 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942594/keeping-up-with-the-diabetes-technology-2016-endocrine-society-guidelines-of-insulin-pump-therapy-and-continuous-glucose-monitor-management-of-diabetes
#9
REVIEW
Alfonso Galderisi, Elise Schlissel, Eda Cengiz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Decades after the invention of insulin pump, diabetes management has encountered a technology revolution with the introduction of continuous glucose monitoring, sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy and closed-loop/artificial pancreas systems. In this review, we discuss the significance of the 2016 Endocrine Society Guidelines for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring and summarize findings from relevant diabetes technology studies that were conducted after the publication of the 2016 Endocrine Society Guidelines...
September 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942436/the-color-of-fat-and-its-central-role-in-the-development-and-progression-of-metabolic-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Melania Gaggini, Fabrizia Carli, Amalia Gastaldelli
Excess caloric intake does not always translate to an expansion of the subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and increase in fat mass. It is now recognized that adipocyte type (white, WAT, or brown, BAT), size (large vs. small) and metabolism are important factors for the development of cardiometabolic diseases. When the subcutaneous adipose tissue is not able to expand in response to increased energy intake the excess substrate is stored as visceral adipose tissue or as ectopic fat in tissues as muscle, liver and pancreas...
September 25, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942303/lymphoma-koala-retrovirus-infection-and-reproductive-chlamydiosis-in-a-koala-phascolarctos-cinereus
#11
J Fabijan, L Woolford, S Lathe, G Simmons, F Hemmatzadeh, D J Trott, N Speight
Koala retrovirus (KoRV) infection, thought to be associated with lymphoid neoplasia, and Chlamydia pecorum-related ocular and urogenital disease are both highly prevalent in eastern Australian koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations. However, in South Australian koalas, little is known about KoRV infection and C. pecorum-associated disease. We report the first South Australian case of lymphoma in a KoRV-A-positive female koala also affected by severe reproductive chlamydiosis. The koala was from the Mount Lofty Ranges population and was presented with hindlimb lameness...
August 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942280/nitrate-induces-a-type-1-diabetic-profile-in-alligator-hatchlings
#12
Thea M Edwards, Heather J Hamlin, Haley Freymiller, Stephen Green, Jenna Thurman, Louis J Guillette
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects 1 in 300 children by age 18. T1D is caused by inflammation-induced loss of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, leading to high blood glucose and a host of downstream complications. Although multiple genes are associated with T1D risk, only 5% of genetically susceptible individuals actually develop clinical disease. Moreover, a growing number of T1D cases occur in geographic clusters and among children with low risk genotypes. These observations suggest that environmental factors contribute to T1D etiology...
September 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942226/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-associated-with-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
#13
M Boge, B Gurses, M Vural, S Yilmaz, S Goksel, O Bilge
INTRODUCTION: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm is an uncommon cystic tumor of pancreas that can be associated with ductal adenocarcinoma. Coexistence of pancreatic IPMN and neuroendocrine tumor is very rare. Here, we report the imaging features of mixed type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia of the pancreas with high grade dysplasia together with neuroendocrine carcinoma and perform review of the literature. PRESENTATION: A 68-year old patient has been evaluated for possible IPMN that was suspected during ultrasound...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941969/case-report-irreversible-electroporation-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#14
Sonia Orcutt, Bela Kis, Mokenge Malafa
INTRODUCTION: For patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma who are not candidates for surgical resection, long-term survival is poor, even with currently available systemic and radiation therapy options. However, for those with locally advanced disease who do not have distant metastasis, locoregional control of the tumor has the potential to improve long-term outcomes. A newly developed technology, irreversible electroporation, has advantages over traditional thermal ablation with unresectable cancers in this location...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941456/pdx1-a-unique-pancreatic-master-regulator-constantly-changes-its-functions-during-embryonic-development-and-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer
#15
REVIEW
T V Vinogradova, E D Sverdlov
Multifunctional activity of the PDX1 gene product is reviewed. The PDX1 protein is unique in that being expressed exclusively in the pancreas it exhibits various functional activities in this organ both during embryonic development and during induction and progression of pancreatic cancer. Hence, PDX1 belongs to the family of master regulators with multiple and often antagonistic functions.
August 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941311/endocrinopathies-with-use-of-cancer-immunotherapies
#16
Natalie M Villa, Abtin Farahmand, Lin Du, Michael W Yeh, Stephanie Smooke-Praw, Antoni Ribas, Bartosz Chmielowski, Grace Cherry, Angela M Leung
BACKGROUND: Immunomodulatory therapies, including CTLA-4 and PD-1 inhibitors, provide a directed attack against cancer cells by preventing T cell deactivation. However, these drugs also prevent the down-regulation of auto-reactive T cells, resulting in immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). Reports show a varied incidence of endocrine IRAEs, ranging from 0-63%. OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and clinical characteristics of endocrine IRAEs in patients taking cancer immunomodulatory therapies...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941156/strong-antitumor-efficacy-of-a-pancreatic-tumor-targeting-oncolytic-adenovirus-for-neuroendocrine-tumors
#17
Yuki Yamamoto, Masaki Nagasato, Yosei Rin, Marina Henmi, Yoshinori Ino, Shinichi Yachida, Rieko Ohki, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Masatoshi Tagawa, Kazunori Aoki
Although oncolytic adenoviruses are promising cancer therapy agents, for effective oncolytic activity, viruses need to specifically infect and effectively replicate in cancer cells but not in normal cells. We have previously identified a pancreatic cancer-targeting ligand, SYENFSA (SYE), by screening an adenovirus library displaying random peptides against human pancreatic cancer cells and reported that a survivin promoter-regulated adenovirus, displaying the SYE ligand (AdSur-SYE), provided effective oncolysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in a preclinical study...
September 21, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940958/a-novel-neurog3-mutation-in-neonatal-diabetes-associated-with-a-neuro-intestinal-syndrome
#18
Suna Hancili, Amélie Bonnefond, Julien Philippe, Emmanuel Vaillant, Franck De Graeve, Olivier Sand, Kanetee Busiah, Jean-Jacques Robert, Michel Polak, Philippe Froguel, Ayla Güven, Martine Vaxillaire
Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) is a rare form of non-autoimmune diabetes usually diagnosed in the first 6 months of life. Various genetic defects have been shown to cause NDM with diverse clinical presentations and variable severity. Among transcriptional factor genes associated with isolated or syndromic NDM, a few cases of homozygous mutations in the NEUROG3 gene have been reported, all mutated patients presenting with congenital malabsorptive diarrhea with or without diabetes at a variable age of onset from early life to childhood...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939115/corrigendum-to-surgical-management-of-main-duct-ipmn-and-mixed-type-ipmn-an-international-survey-and-case-vignette-study-among-experts-pancraetology-volume-17-issue-3-supplement-july-2017-s87
#19
Lianne Scholten, Nadine C van Huijgevoort, Marco Bruno, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Sohei Satoi, Alain Sauvanet, Christopher Wolfgang, Paul Fockens, Suresh T Chari, Marco Del Chiaro, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marc G Besselink
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September 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938594/microrna-expression-levels-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm
#20
Lei Wang, Jianming Zheng, Chang Sun, Li Wang, Gang Jin, Lei Xin, Zhendong Jin, Dong Wang, Zhaoshen Li
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are deadly exocrine mucinous tumors. Currently the molecular features and diagnostic markers of IPMNs are not well understood. In this study, we performed microRNA (miRNA) profiling assays to study the potential roles of miRNAs in IPMNs using 78 cases of IPMN patients and controls. When comparing the miRNA expression between IPMN patient samples and controls, we found that miR-210, miR-223, miR-221, miR-155 and miR-187 were differentially expressed in normal pancreas and IPMNs...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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