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Rong-Xing Zhou, Hai-Jie Hu, Wen-Jie Ma, Yong Jiang, Fu-Yu Li
RATIONALE: Pancreatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is an exceptionally rare disease; no more than 10 cases have been published to date. It is characterized as extensive local tissue infringement and destruction; thus, extended surgical resection, such as duodenopancreatectomy, is often needed to obtain a negative resection margin so as to improve the long-term outcome and prognosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: A middle-aged Tibetan man was admitted due to a 16-year history of recurrent pain in the right upper abdomen...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Consolacion Garcia-Contreras, Marta Vazquez-Gomez, Laura Torres-Rovira, Jorge Gonzalez, Esteban Porrini, Magali Gonzalez-Colaço, Beatriz Isabel, Susana Astiz, Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes
Sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity are currently considered major global threats for health and well-being. However, there is a lack of adequate preclinical models for their study. The present trial evaluated the suitability of aged swine by determining changes in adiposity, fatty acids composition, antioxidant status and lipid peroxidation, development of metabolic disturbances and structural changes in tissues and organs. Iberian sows with clinical evidence of aging-related sarcopenia were fed a standard diet fulfilling their maintenance requirements or an obesogenic diet for 100 days...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Y R Chai, J J Xing, J B Gao, P J Lü, P Hou, J Liu
Objective: To analyze the effect of preset adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction-V (ASIR-V) on image quality and radiation dose in dual-enhanced abdominal CT and to investigate the optimal ASIR-V in clinic use. Methods: From February 13 to April 30 in 2017, one hundred and eighty patients who received up abdominal CT scan in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were collected prospectively. All patients underwent arterial phase (AP) and portal venous phase (PVP) enhanced abdominal CT(120 kVp, noise index 10) and were randomly divided into 6 groups according to random number table (A-F, 30 cases in each group)...
March 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Xingkang He, Wenrui Wu, Yu'e Ding, Yue Li, Jianmin Si, Leimin Sun
With an increasing trend of patients with young-onset colorectal cancer (CRC), risks of second primary cancers (SPCs) among them become a concerning issue. We aimed to define the detailed risk and site-distributed patterns of SPCs in young CRC individuals (age ≤50). A population-based cohort were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database between 1973 and 2013. Standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) and absolute excess risk (AER) were calculated to assess the risk for SPCs compared with the general population...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Taro Funakoshi, Takahiro Horimatsu, Michio Nakamura, Koichi Shiroshita, Koichi Suyama, Masashi Mukoyama, Takuro Mizukami, Tsutomu Sakurada, Eishi Baba, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Akira Nozaki, Kensei Yahata, Yukinori Ozaki, Yoshifumi Ubara, Hisateru Yasui, Akihiro Yoshimoto, Shingo Fukuma, Naoya Kondo, Takeshi Matsubara, Kazuo Matsubara, Shunichi Fukuhara, Motoko Yanagita, Manabu Muto
Background: Cancer is a major cause of death in patients undergoing haemodialysis. However, information about the actual clinical practice of chemotherapy for patients with cancer undergoing haemodialysis is lacking. We conducted a nationwide survey using questionnaires on the clinical practice of chemotherapy for such patients. Patients and methods: The nationwide survey included patients undergoing haemodialysis who were subsequently diagnosed with cancer in 20 hospitals in Japan from January 2010 to December 2012...
2018: ESMO Open
Francis D Gratte, Sara Pasic, John K Olynyk, George C T Yeoh, David Tosh, Deirdre R Coombe, Janina E E Tirnitz-Parker
The rising prevalence of chronic liver disease, coupled with a permanent shortage of organs for liver transplantation, has sparked enormous interest in alternative treatment strategies. Previous protocols to generate hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) via pancreas-to-liver transdifferentiation have utilised fetal bovine serum, introducing unknown variables and severely limiting study reproducibility. Therefore, the main goal of this study was to develop a protocol for transdifferentiation of pancreatic progenitor cells to HLCs in a chemically defined, serum-free culture medium...
March 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jennifer Rieusset
The contact sites that the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) forms with mitochondria, called mitochondria-associated membranes (MAMs), are a hot topic in biological research, and both their molecular determinants and their numerous roles in several signaling pathways are is continuously evolving. MAMs allow the exchange between both organelles of lipids, calcium (Ca2+ ), and likely reactive oxygen species, allowing adaptations of both cellular bioenergetics and cell fate depending of cellular needs or stresses. Therefore, it is not surprising that MAMs affect cellular metabolism...
March 9, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Yohichi Yasunami, Yuki Nakafusa, Naoyoshi Nitta, Masafumi Nakamura, Masafumi Goto, Junko Ono, Masaru Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: Islet transplantation is an attractive treatment for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and currently the liver is the favored transplantation site. However, an alternative site is desirable because of the low efficiency of hepatic transplantation, requiring 2-3 donors for a single recipient, and because the transplanted islets cannot be accessed or retrieved. METHODS: We developed a novel procedure of islet transplantation to the inguinal subcutaneous white adipose tissue (ISWAT) of mice and described functional and morphological characteristics of transplanted syngeneic islets...
March 8, 2018: Transplantation
Sapan Kumar Behera, Saibal Das, Alphienes Stanley Xavier, Sandhiya Selvarajan
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a serious and potentially fatal adverse effect to therapeutic medications. The incidence of this condition varies among different ethnicities because of the difference in the genetic makeup. Though fever, rash and eosinophilia are essential features for the diagnosis of this syndrome, these vary from patient to patient along with the involvement of various organs such as liver, kidney, lungs, pancreas, etc. Some of the atypical features are dysphagia, agranulocytosis, and chylous ascites...
March 8, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
Juri Ikemoto, Keiji Hanada, Tomoyuki Minami, Akihito Okazaki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara
OBJECTIVES: Most patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) demonstrate recurrences in the form of metastatic disease. We prospectively evaluated recurrence in PC cases diagnosed at an early stage. METHODS: Thirty cases of PC stage 0 or IA were prospectively followed for at least 1 year after initial surgery. We performed blood tests and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) every 3 to 6 months. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) was performed if CT revealed abnormal findings in the remnant pancreas (RP)...
April 2018: Pancreas
Go Noguchi, Noboru Nakaigawa, Masataka Taguri, Sohgo Tsutsumi, Yoko Saito, Sachi Fukui, Masato Yasui, Takashi Tokita, Taku Mitome, Tomoyuki Tatenuma, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Koichi Abe, Daiki Ueno, Kazuhiro Namura, Susumu Umemoto, Akitoshi Takizawa, Junichi Ohta, Teiichiro Ueki, Takeshi Watanabe, Kazuki Kobayashi, Keiichi Kondo, Takeshi Kishida, Hitomi Kanno, Kazuo Kitami, Takeharu Yamanaka, Masahiro Yao
We investigated time-dependent changes in the relapse features of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after curative surgery. Between 1985 and 2015, 1398 patients with RCC (1226 clear cell RCC, 89 papillary RCC, and 53 chromophobe RCC) underwent curative surgery at Yokohama City University Hospital and its affiliated hospitals. We retrospectively reviewed the clinicopathologic factors of patients with relapse after surgery. Median follow-up was 56.3 months. Recurrence occurred in 245 patients (217 clear cell RCC, 12 papillary RCC, and 3 chromophobe RCC)...
March 7, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
Venugopala Rao Konda, Madhavi Eerike, R Prasanth Chary, Ruckmani Arunachalam, Venkata Ramana Yeddula, Vinayak Meti, T Sobita Devi
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study were to assess evaluate the effects of aluminum chloride (AlCl3 ) on blood glucose and lipid levels in normal, diabetic, and glibenclamide-treated diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups of six each. Group I was normal control, Groups II and III were given AlCl3 50 and 100 mg/kg, and Group IV to VII were administered with streptozotocin (STZ) (60 mg/kg) intraperitoneally...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Chika Ifeanyi Chukwuma, Shahidul Islam
The present study investigated the anti-oxidative effects of xylitol both in vitro and in vivo in normal and type 2 diabetes (T2D) rat model. Free radical scavenging and ferric reducing potentials of different concentrations of xylitol were investigated in vitro. For in vivo study, six weeks old male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups, namely: Normal Control (NC), Diabetic Control (DBC), Normal Xylitol (NXYL) and Diabetic Xylitol (DXYL). T2D was induced in the DBC and DXYL groups. After the confirmation of diabetes, a 10% xylitol solution was supplied instead of drinking water to NXYL and DXYL, while normal drinking water was supplied to NC and DBC ad libitum...
May 2017: Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica
Long-Fei Pan, Lei Yu, Li-Ming Wang, Jun-Tao He, Jiang-Li Sun, Xiao-Bo Wang, Hai Wang, Zheng-Hai Bai, Hui Feng, Hong-Hong Pei
This research aimed to explore the effect of augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR) in acute pancreatitis (AP) of mice and the underlying mechanism. Caerulein were given to mice to get AP models. AP mice were given saline, ALR plasmids or negative control plasmids. Then, pancreas tissues were fixed and stained for histological examination. The levels of serum amylase, serum lipase, MPO, HMGB1, TNF-α, IL-1β as well as MCP-1 were detected by ELISA assay. The mRNA levels of TLR4, p65, IκBα, iNOS, COX-2 and GAPDH were examined by RT-qPCR...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Frank T Spradley, Jillian A Smith, Barbara T Alexander, Christopher D Anderson
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is linked to increased risk for chronic disease. Placental ischemia and insufficiency in the mother are implicated in predisposing IUGR offspring to metabolic dysfunction, including hypertension, insulin resistance, abnormalities in glucose homeostasis, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Whether these metabolic disturbances contribute to the developmental origins of exaggerated cardiovascular-renal disease (CVRD) risk accompanying IUGR is unclear. IUGR impacts the pancreas, adipose tissue, and liver, which are hypothesized to program for hepatic insulin resistance and subsequent NAFLD...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Thomas J Hoffmann, Elizabeth Theusch, Tanushree Haldar, Dilrini K Ranatunga, Eric Jorgenson, Marisa W Medina, Mark N Kvale, Pui-Yan Kwok, Catherine Schaefer, Ronald M Krauss, Carlos Iribarren, Neil Risch
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of 94,674 ancestrally diverse Kaiser Permanente members using 478,866 longitudinal electronic health record (EHR)-derived measurements for untreated serum lipid levels empowered multiple new findings: 121 new SNP associations (46 primary, 15 conditional, and 60 in meta-analysis with Global Lipids Genetic Consortium data); an increase of 33-42% in variance explained with multiple measurements; sex differences in genetic impact (greater impact in females for LDL, HDL, and total cholesterol and the opposite for triglycerides); differences in variance explained among non-Hispanic whites, Latinos, African Americans, and East Asians; genetic dominance and epistatic interaction, with strong evidence for both at the ABO and FUT2 genes for LDL; and tissue-specific enrichment of GWAS-associated SNPs among liver, adipose, and pancreas eQTLs...
March 5, 2018: Nature Genetics
Santosh Tummidi, Kanchan Kothari, Pragati Sathe, Mona Agnihotri, Gwendolyn Fernandes, Leena Naik, Aleena Jain, Rachana Chaturvedi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has become increasingly popular for the diagnosis and staging of gastrointestinal diseases and peri-gastrointestinal lesions. The application of FNA/Brush has dramatically expanded the clinical utility of EUS. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy, study the spectrum of lesions encountered in EUS-FNAC/brush cytology of gastrointestinal and peri-gastrointestinal lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total of 124 patients during the period from August 2015 to November 2016 was included in the study...
March 5, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Bo Zhou, Canyang Zhan, Yuan Ding, Sheng Yan, Shusen Zheng
Background: Treatment for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) in patients with unresectable metastatic liver disease has long been a controversial issue. This systematic review aims to summarize the existing evidence concerning the value of primary tumor resection in this group of patients. Methods: A systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis were performed. The PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched to identify articles that compared palliative primary tumor resection and nonsurgical regimens in patients with PNETs and unresectable liver metastases...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Senthil K Muthuswamy
Organoids have tremendous promise for modeling human cancers and revealing new biological insights. Sachs et al. (2018), Seino et al. (2018) (in this issue of Cell Stem Cell), and Broutier et al. (2017) derive cancer organoids from breast, pancreas, and liver, respectively, not only reporting new methodologies but also showing their utility for translational and clinical cancer research.
March 1, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
Bethsebie Lalduhsaki Sailo, Kishore Banik, Ganesan Padmavathi, Monisha Javadi, Devivasha Bordoloi, Ajaikumar B Kunnumakkara
Despite the significant advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, it still remains one of the most fatal diseases in the world due to the lack of sensitive diagnosis methods and effective drugs. Therefore, discovering novel therapies that are safe, efficacious and affordable are required for the better management of this disease. Tocotrienols, analogues of Vitamin E have gained increased attention due to their safety and efficacy. Extensive research over the past several years has strongly indicated that tocotrienols can efficiently prevent/inhibit the growth of different cancers such as cancers of blood, brain, breast, cervical, colon, liver, lung, pancreas, prostate, skin, stomach etc...
February 26, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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