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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777582/comparative-study-of-liraglutide-and-insulin-glargine-on-glycemic-control-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-db-db-mice
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Yanli Li, Jia Zheng, Yunfeng Shen, Wangen Li, Meimei Liu, Jun Wang, Surong Zhu, Meihua Wu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the effects of liraglutide, a long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, and insulin glargine, a long-acting insulin analog, on glycemic control and pancreatic β-cell function in db/db mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eight-week-old male db/db mice (n=40) were divided into five groups: the vehicle-treated group (VG) (n=8); the insulin glargine-treated group (GG) (dose, 450 mg/kg) (n=8), the low-dose liraglutide-treated group (LLG) (dose, 75 μg/kg) (n=8), the mid-dose liraglutide-treated group (MLG) (150 μg/kg) (n=8), and the high-dose liraglutide-treated group (HLG) (300 μg/kg) (n=8), treated with subcutaneous injection once daily, from 8-14 weeks-of-age...
May 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777518/total-pancreatic-necrosis-after-organophosphate-intoxication
#2
Rui Hou, Hongmin Zhang, Huan Chen, Yuankai Zhou, Yun Long, Dawei Liu
Cases of acute pancreatitis induced by organophosphate intoxication are encountered occasionally in clinics, but very few of them develop into severe pancreas necrosis and irreversible pancreatic function impairment. Here, we report a 47-year-old female organophosphate poisoning case after ingestion of massive insecticides; she was considered to have total necrosis and function failure of the pancreas via serum amylase test, glucose level test, and CT imaging. The patient exhibited no relief under the regular medicine treatment, which included sandostatin, antibiotics, intravenous atropine, and pralidoxime methiodide...
May 18, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776756/sex-hormone-binding-globulin-is-a-biomarker-associated-with-nonvertebral-fracture-in-men-on-dialysis-therapy
#3
Jasna Aleksova, Phillip Wong, Robert McLachlan, Kay Weng Choy, Peter R Ebeling, Frances Milat, Grahame J Elder
Gonadal hormones impact bone health and higher values of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) have been independently associated with fracture risk in men without chronic kidney disease. People with chronic kidney disease have a greatly increased fracture risk, and gonadal dysfunction is common in men receiving dialysis treatment. Nevertheless, in these men the effect of gonadal steroids and SHBG on bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk is unknown. Here we investigate relationships between gonadal steroids, SHBG, BMD and fracture in men on long-term dialysis therapy, awaiting kidney or simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation...
May 15, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776636/molecular-diagnostics-in-the-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-liver-gallbladder-and-extrahepatic-biliary-tract-2018-update
#4
REVIEW
Lei Zhang, Martin H Bluth, Amarpreet Bhalla
Pancreatic neoplasms, including ductal adenocarcinoma, solid pseudopapillary neoplasm, pancreatic endocrine neoplasms, acinar cell carcinoma, and pancreatoblastoma, are associated with different genetic abnormalities. Hepatic adenomas with beta-catenin exon 3 mutation are associated with a high risk of malignancy. Hepatic adenoma with arginosuccinate synthetase 1 expression or sonic hedgehog mutations are associated with a risk of bleeding. Hepatocellular carcinoma and choangiocarcinoma display heterogeneity at both morphologic and molecular levels Cholangiocellular carcinoma is most commonly associated with IDH 1/2 mutations...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776456/pancreatitis-and-systemic-coronavirus-infection-in-a-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
#5
Sarah E Wills, Hugues H Beaufrère, Brigitte A Brisson, Russell S Fraser, Dale A Smith
A 1-y-old spayed female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was referred for additional diagnostic evaluation after physicalexamination by the referring veterinarian revealed a cranial abdominal mass. The ferret had a 2-wk history of inappetence,weight loss, and lethargy. On presentation, the ferret was thin, and an approximately 3-cm mass was palpable in the cranialabdomen. No other abnormalities were noted. Abdominal ultrasonography confirmed the presence of a soft-tissue structure, with a moderate blood supply and mesenteric lymphadenopathy...
May 18, 2018: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775900/hordenine-protects-against-hyperglycemia-associated-renal-complications-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
#6
Shuhao Su, Meng Cao, Guangyuan Wu, Zi Long, Xiaodong Cheng, Junshu Fan, Zhongrui Xu, Hongfei Su, Yiming Hao, Ge Li, Jie Peng, Shuang Li, Xin Wang
The worldwide prevalence of diabetes and associated metabolic diseases has dramatically increased. Pharmacological treatment of diabetes is still limited. Hordenine (HOR), a phenethylamine alkaloid, is a natural constituent in many plants. The present study was designed to explore the possible anti-diabetic effect of HOR in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. Combined treatment of HOR and insulin significantly reduced fasting and postprandial blood glucose level in diabetic mice. HOR and insulin did not show evident protective effect against structural and functional injuries of pancreas...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774602/pancreas-transplantation-using-compatible-but-non-identical-abo-blood-group-donors
#7
Santosh Nagaraju, Richard S Mangus, John A Powelson, Jonathan A Fridell
METHODS: A review of all pancreas transplants from a single institution from 01/2003 to 07/2016 (n=606) revealed 41 recipients of a NIC donor pancreas which were matched for age, race, gender, year and type of transplant with 41 ABO identical cases. Groups were compared for allograft survival, incidence of acute cellular rejection (ACR), length of hospital stay, 3-month readmissions and transfusion requirements. Serum haptoglobin and Lactate dehydrogenase were used to identify hemolysis in patients requiring repeated transfusions without overt blood loss...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774224/ectopic-pancreas-in-the-gastric-antrum-wall-complicated-by-ectopic-pancreatitis-and-persistent-gastric-abscess
#8
Yaseen Alastal, Basmah Khalil, Surendra Singh, Sameh B Almadani
Ectopic pancreas is an uncommon finding in the stomach. Complications are rare but can lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. We report a 49-year-old man who presented with upper abdominal pain, vomiting, and weight loss and was found to have a gastric wall abscess that developed a few weeks after endoscopic biopsy of a gastric ulcer. After medical treatment failed to resolve his symptoms, he underwent distal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy. Postoperatively, the gastric wall abscess was determined to have derived from a focus of ectopic pancreatic tissue with evidence of ectopic chronic pancreatitis...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773761/surgical-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Wioletta Masiak-Segit, Karol Rawicz-Pruszyński, Magdalena Skórzewska, Wojciech P Polkowski
The only way to cure the patient with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (RT) is surgical excision of the tumor. The standard surgical treatment of resectable pancreatic carcinoma is considered the classic pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with the Kausch- Whipple procedure, or the pylorus-preserving PD with the Traverso-Longmire method. The most difficult technically and at the same time the most important PD stage from an oncological point of view is the separation of the head of the pancreas from the superior mesenteric artery...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773513/insights-in-the-history-of-pancreas-restoring-the-true-meaning-of-kallikreas
#10
REVIEW
Niki Papavramidou
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This paper investigates the history of pancreas in classical and late antiquity with the intent to correlate it to the modern medical knowledge. Furthermore, an attempt is made to understand the true meaning of the term "kallikreas". METHODS: Only primary textual sources are used in the transcription of ancient references of "pancreas" and/or "kallikreas". All of the references are analyzed and interpreted under a modern prism for better understanding the ancient anatomy proposed...
May 4, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773001/combined-administration-of-monosodium-glutamate-and-high-sucrose-diet-accelerates-the-induction-of-type-2-diabetes-vascular-dysfunction-and-memory-impairment-in-rats
#11
Kaja Saikrishna, Ringu Kumari, Kantamaneni Chaitanya, Subhankar Biswas, Pawan G Nayak, Jayesh Mudgal, Anoop Kishore, Krishnadas Nandakumar
In this study, we aimed to develop an experimental animal model for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using a combination of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and high sucrose diet (HSD). Young male Wistar rats (20-30 g) were injected with MSG (2 or 4 mg/g, i.p. for 4 days). These rats were also fed an HSD, while the control group was fed a starch diet (SFD) for 150 days. Parameters assessed periodically were body weight, feed intake, blood glucose level, and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), lipid profile, liver and kidney function tests, skeletal muscle glucose uptake, cognitive function tests, and microvascular changes using isolated rat aorta...
2018: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772372/palmitate-induces-nitric-oxide-production-and-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-in-zebrafish
#12
Seon-Heui Cha, Yongha Hwang, Kil-Nam Kim, Hee-Sook Jun
Inflammation markers in zebrafish embryos reflect a toxic response that is common to other animal models and humans. Free fatty acids (FFAs) are known to cause damage in various tissues by inducing inflammation. In this study, we investigated whether a FFA (palmitate) induces inflammation in zebrafish embryos. Nitrous oxide (NO) production and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) mRNA expression were increased in palmitate-treated zebrafish embryos in a dose-dependent manner. mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF- α), were also increased...
May 14, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771766/prevalence-of-extrapancreatic-malignancies-among-patients-with-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
#13
Nikola Panic, Federico Macchini, Sonia Solito, Stefania Boccia, Emanuele Leoncini, Alberto Larghi, Debora Berretti, Sara Pevere, Salvatore Vadala, Marco Marino, Maurizio Zilli, Milutin Bulajic
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a study in order to assess the prevalence of extrapancreatic malignancies (EPMs) in a cohort of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) from northeast of Italy. METHODS: A study was conducted in hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy. Hospital records were screened in order to identify newly diagnosed IPMN cases in the period from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2015. We searched for EPMs diagnosed previous to, synchronous to, or after the IPMN...
May 17, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771765/comparison-of-fasting-human-pancreatic-polypeptide-levels-among-patients-with-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-chronic-pancreatitis-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Sajan Jiv Singh Nagpal, William R Bamlet, Yogish C Kudva, Suresh T Chari
OBJECTIVES: Human pancreatic polypeptide (HPP) is a hormone secreted by the ventral pancreas. While postprandial HPP levels have been studied in chronic pancreatitis (CP) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), there are limited data on fasting HPP in these diseases. METHODS: Fasting serum HPP was measured in the following groups of patients: CP with diabetes mellitus (DM) (n = 16), CP without DM (n = 34), PDAC with new-onset DM (n = 50), PDAC without DM (n = 49), new-onset type 2 DM (n = 50), and controls without DM (n = 49)...
May 17, 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771007/dichlorophenylacrylonitriles-as-ahr-ligands-displaying-selective-breast-cancer-cytotoxicity-in-vitro
#15
Jennifer R Baker, Jayne Gilbert, Stefan Paula, Xiao Zhu, Jennette A Sakoff, Adam McCluskey
Knoevenagel condensation of 3,4-dichloro- and 2,6-dichloro- phenylacetonitriles gave a library of dichlorophenylacrylonitriles. Our leads 5 and 6 displayed 0.56±0.03 and 0.127±0.04 μM growth inhibition (GI₅₀) and 260-fold selectivity for the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. A 2,6-dichlorophenyl moiety saw a 10-fold potency loss; additional nitrogen moieties (-NO₂) enhanced activity (26 and 27), with the corresponding -NH₂ analogues (29 and 30) more potent. Despite this, both 29 (2.8±0.03 μM) and 30 (2...
May 17, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770908/level-of-hydrogen-peroxide-affects-expression-and-sub-cellular-localization-of-pax6
#16
Sachin Shukla, Rajnikant Mishra
The Pax6 is a multifunctional pairedbox and homeobox containing transcription factor which is involved in several functions of brain, eyes, and pancreas. It regulates expression of genes involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, inflammation, oxidative stress management, and neuropathy. Dynamic changes in the sub-cellular localization of Pax6 are proposed to regulate its activity, however, the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. The oxidative stress mediated changes were studied in sub-cellular localization of Pax6 in cultured cells derived from the eye (cornea) and pancreas...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770302/percutaneous-microwave-thermosphere-ablation-of-pancreatic-tumours
#17
Anna Maria Ierardi, Pierpaolo Biondetti, Andrea Coppola, Enrico Maria Fumarola, Alberto Magenta Biasina, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Background: In oncologic field, thermo-ablative procedures have spread more and more. Percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) showed same benefits and some advantages over radiofrequency ablation (RFA). To date, a disadvantage of both was the not totally predictable size and shape of ablation volume. The aim of this study was to assess feasibility and safety of MWA in nonresectable pancreatic head cancer using a new technology of MW with high power (100 W) and frequency of 2,450 MH. Methods: Five patients with pancreatic head cancer treated with percutaneous MWA under ultrasound guidance were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769672/pancreas-regeneration
#18
REVIEW
Qiao Zhou, Douglas A Melton
The pancreas is made from two distinct components: the exocrine pancreas, a reservoir of digestive enzymes, and the endocrine islets, the source of the vital metabolic hormone insulin. Human islets possess limited regenerative ability; loss of islet β-cells in diseases such as type 1 diabetes requires therapeutic intervention. The leading strategy for restoration of β-cell mass is through the generation and transplantation of new β-cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells. Other approaches include stimulating endogenous β-cell proliferation, reprogramming non-β-cells to β-like cells, and harvesting islets from genetically engineered animals...
May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769629/risk-of-multiple-pancreatic-cancers-in-cdkn2a-p16-leiden-mutation-carriers
#19
Isaura Ibrahim, Babs G Sibinga Mulder, Bert Bonsing, Hans Morreau, Arantza Farina Sarasqueta, Akin Inderson, Saskia Luelmo, Shirin Feshtali, Thomas P Potjer, Wouter de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, Martin Wasser, Hans F A Vasen
CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers have a substantial risk of developing pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). One of the main clinical features of hereditary cancer is the development of multiple cancers. Since 2000, we have run a surveillance program for CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers. The patients are offered a yearly MRI with optionally endoscopic ultrasound. In patients with a confirmed lesion, usually, a partial resection of the pancreas is recommended. A total of 18 PDAC (8.3%) were detected in 218 mutation carriers...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769220/retinoic-acid-induced-expression-of-hnf1%C3%AE-and-fzd4-is-required-for-pancreas-development-in-xenopus-laevis
#20
Maja B Gere, Claudia Pommerenke, Thomas Lingner, Tomas Pieler
Retinoic acid (RA) is required for pancreas specification in Xenopus and other vertebrates. However, the gene network that is directly induced by RA-signalling in this context remains to be defined. We identified the transcription factor Hnf1β and the Wnt-receptor Fzd4/Fzd4s as direct RA-target genes through RNA-sequencing of in vitro generated pancreatic explants. Functional analyses of Hnf1β and Fzd4/Fzd4s in programmed pancreatic explants and whole embryos revealed their requirement for pancreatic progenitor formation and differentiation...
May 16, 2018: Development
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