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Toby N Weingarten, Tasha L Welch, Tamara L Moore, Gulshat F Walters, Joni L Whipple, Alexandre Cavalcante, Irina Bancos, William F Young, Lucinda M Gruber, Muhammad Z Shah, Travis J McKenzie, Darrell R Schroeder, Juraj Sprung
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether, despite pharmacologic adrenergic receptor blockade, higher preoperative levels of catecholamines and metanephrines (adrenergic activity) are associated with increased intraoperative complications. METHODS: Records of patients undergoing paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma (PGL-PCC) resection from January 1, 2000, through June 31, 2015, were reviewed for preoperative levels of adrenergic activity, intraoperative variability in blood pressure and heart rate (range), and postoperative outcomes (hypotension requiring treatment)...
October 18, 2016: Urology
Chin Jian Yang, Lisa E Kursel, Anthony J Studer, Madelaine E Bartlett, Clinton J Whipple, John F Doebley
The effects of an allelic substitution at a gene often depend critically on genetic background, the genotype at other genes in the genome. During the domestication of maize from its wild ancestor (teosinte), an allelic substitution at teosinte branched (tb1) caused changes in both plant and ear architecture. The effects of tb1 on phenotype were shown to depend on multiple background loci including one called enhancer of tb1.2 (etb1.2) We mapped etb1.2 to a YABBY class transcription factor (ZmYAB2.1) and showed that the maize alleles of ZmYAB2...
October 11, 2016: Genetics
Javier A Cienfuegos, Fernando Rotellar, Joseba Salguero, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Jorge M Núñez Córdoba, Iosu Sola, Alberto Benito, Gabriel Zozaya, F Pardo, José Luis Hernández Lizoáin
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) comprise a heterogeneous group of tumors with a varied biological behavior. In the present study, we analyzed the experience of 79 pNETs resected between 1999 and 2014. The pathologic prognostic factors (European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, ENETS; and AJCC) classification, vascular invasion (VI), proliferation index (ki-67) and the presence of necrosis were retrospectively reviewed. METHODS: The clinical data of 79 patients with pNETs who underwent surgery were retrospectively analyzed...
October 5, 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
G C Ginesu, M Barmina, P Paliogiannis, M Trombetta, M L Cossu, C F Feo, F Addis, A Porcu
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms that originate from the neural crest. They are malignant in approximately 10% of cases, with a 50% survival rate at 5 years from diagnosis. In most cases, manifestations of malignancy (such as metastasis) are lacking, and paragangliomas are considered benign lesions. Pancreatic paragangliomas are extremely rare, with only 31 cases described in the scientific literature to date. CASE SUMMARY: Here we describe a case of a 55-year-old Caucasian male patient referred to our institution in September 2013 for lumbar pain lasting five months...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Trevor Wood, Allison J Pang, Julie Hallet, Paul Greig
SGLT2 inhibitors are a new class of oral antihyperglycaemic agents that have garnered much attention for their attractive efficacy profile in glycaemic control along with the added benefit of weight loss. There has been increasing concern for the risk of euglycaemic (serum glucose 4-8 mmol/L) ketoacidosis with these agents. In the setting of a postoperative patient, the use of these drugs may exacerbate the normal physiological stresses of the body and increase the risk of developing euglycaemic ketoacidosis (euKDA)...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Mingjun Wang, He Cai, Lingwei Meng, Yunqiang Cai, Xin Wang, Yongbin Li, Bing Peng
BACKGROUND: While an increasing number of open procedures are now routinely performed laparoscopically or robotically, minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (MIPD) remains one of the most challenging operations in abdomen. The aim of this study is to evaluate the current status and development of MIPD. METHODS: Embase, Medline, and PubMed databases were searched to identify studies up to and including Feb 2016 using the keywords "laparoscopic", or "laparoscopy", or "hand-assisted", or "minimally invasive", or "robotic", or "da vinci" combined with "pancreaticoduodenectomy", or "duodenopancreatectomy", "Whipple", or "pancreatic resection"...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Graham M Strub, Andrew L Kirsh, Mark E Whipple, Winston P Kuo, Rachel B Keller, Raj P Kapur, Mark W Majesky, Jonathan A Perkins
Infantile hemangioma (IH) is the most common vascular tumor of infancy, and it uniquely regresses in response to oral propranolol. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as key regulators of vascular development and are dysregulated in many disease processes, but the role of miRNAs in IH growth has not been investigated. We report expression of C19MC, a primate-specific megacluster of miRNAs expressed in placenta with rare expression in postnatal tissues, in glucose transporter 1-expressing (GLUT-1-expressing) IH endothelial cells and in the plasma of children with IH...
2016: JCI Insight
Qing Lin, Langping Tan, Yu Zhou, Quanbo Zhou, Rufu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical value of the radical nerve dissection (RND) for the carcinoma of head of pancreas (CHP). METHODS: The clinical and pathological data of 30 CHP patients who underwent RND in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed, with an attempt to explore the safety and short-term efficacy of this procedure. RESULTS: Among these 30 patients, the operative time was (351±61) min, the intra-operative blood loss was 350 (range, 300-600) mL, and the grades B and C pancreatic fistula was 23...
August 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
Kelley A Tompkins, Joshua K Swift, Tony G Rousmaniere, Jason L Whipple
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between clients' etiological beliefs for depression and treatment preferences, credibility beliefs, and outcome expectations for five different depression treatments-behavioral activation, cognitive therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Adult psychotherapy clients (N = 98) were asked to complete an online survey that included the Reasons for Depression Questionnaire, a brief description of each of the five treatment options, and credibility, expectancy, and preference questions for each option...
September 19, 2016: Psychotherapy
A I Parfenov, L M Krums
The paper presents a variety of clinical manifestations of malabsorption syndrome (MAS) in celiac disease, collagenous sprue, Whipple's disease, Crohn's disease, intestinal lymphangiectasia, amyloidosis, common variable immune deficiency, and treatment of short bowel syndrome. It shows the specific features of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of MAS in small bowel diseases.
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Simon B Goldberg, Robbie Babins-Wagner, Tony Rousmaniere, Sandy Berzins, William T Hoyt, Jason L Whipple, Scott D Miller, Bruce E Wampold
Recent evidence suggests that psychotherapists may not increase in effectiveness over accrued experience in naturalistic settings, even settings that provide access to patients' outcomes. The current study examined changes in psychotherapists' effectiveness within an agency making a concerted effort to improve outcomes through the use of routine outcome monitoring coupled with ongoing consultation and the planful application of feedback including the use of deliberate practice. Data were available for 7 years of implementation from 5,128 patients seen by 153 psychotherapists...
September 2016: Psychotherapy
Jong Oh Lee, Dong Won Kim, Mi Ae Jeong, Hee Jong Lee, Kyu Nam Kim, Dongho Choi
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Although perioperative therapies have improved greatly, pancreatectomies still often need blood transfusions. However, the morbidity from blood transfusions, the poor prognosis of blood transfused patients, high cost, and decreasing supply of blood products is accelerating transfusion-free (TF) surgery in the patients who have pacreatectomies. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of TF pancreatectomies for patients who are Jehovah's Witness. METHODS: We investigated the possibility of TF pancreatectomies for the Jehovah's Witness patients undergoing pancreatectomies between January 2007 and Februay 2014...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery
Adam Hart, Edward J Harvey, Reza Rabiei, Francois Barthelat, Paul A Martineau
To promote a quicker return to function, an increasing number of patients are treated with headless screws for acute displaced and even non-displaced scaphoid fractures. Therefore, it is imperative to understand and optimize the biomechanical characteristics of different implants to support the demands of early mobilization. The objective of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical fixation strength of 4 headless compression screws under distracting and bending forces. The Acutrak Standard, Acutrak Mini, Synthes 3...
October 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
Mohamed Kilani, Leila Njim, Atef Ben Nsir, Mohamed Nejib Hattab
Although neurological features are commonly encountered in Whipple's disease (WD), presentation with purely neurologic patterns is uncommon. Exclusive confinement to the central nervous system (CNS) is extremely rare. In these cases, the development of isolated cerebral mass is exceptional. In the present paper, the authors describe a case of a 68-year-old man who presented with partial seizures. The neurological examination was normal. The imaging showed a cystic lesion. This tumor-like lesion was removed by performing frontal craniotomy...
May 5, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
Lise Solberg Nes, Shawna L Ehlers, Mary O Whipple, Ann Vincent
OBJECTIVE: Patients with chronic multisymptom illnesses such as fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are experiencing a multitude of physical and mental challenges. Facing such challenges may drain capacity to self-regulate, and research suggests patients with these illnesses may experience self-regulatory fatigue (SRF). This study sought to examine whether SRF can be associated with quality of life (QoL) in patients with FMS. METHODS: Patients (N = 258) diagnosed with FMS completed self-report measures related to demographics, SRF (Self-Regulatory Fatigue 18 [SRF-18]), anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder questionnaire [GAD-7]), depression (Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-9]), physical fatigue (Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory [MFI]), symptoms related to FMS (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire [FIQ]), and QoL (36-Item Short-Form Health Survey [SF-36])...
September 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Azfar Niazi, Muhammad W Saif
Cholangiocarcinoma (bile ducts cancer) is a rare and aggressive form of cancer. It metastasizes frequently to liver, peritoneum, and lungs. Colon metastasis is extremely uncommon. We report here a 70-year-old male who was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma for which he underwent a Whipple procedure. Fifteen months later, a CT scan revealed mural thickening in the colon; this was supplemented with a PET scan, which confirmed this mass. Histological diagnosis of metastatic cholangiocarcinoma to the colon was made and the patient was treated with chemotherapy...
2016: Curēus
Jalal Vahedian Ardakani, Ali Zare Mehrjardi, Massoud Baghai Wadji, Amir Saraee
Desmoid tumors are locally aggressive and non-metastatic neoplasms with a high rate of recurrence. Desmoid tumors of the pancreas are, however, very rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. This paper reports an anecdotal case of a diffuse pancreatic desmoid tumor with the involvement of the pancreatic head, body, and-partially-tail. The patient underwent the Whipple procedure and subtotal pancreatectomy. Histopathological assessment showed that the tissues were partly positive for smooth muscle actin, but not for S100 or PanCK...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
Aude Merdrignac, Damien Bergeat, Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Marina Agus, Karim Boudjema, Laurent Sulpice, Bernard Meunier
Post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH) is a major complication occurring in 6-8% of patients after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Arterial bleeding is the most frequent cause. Mortality rate could reach 30% after grade C PPH according to ISGPS classification. Complete interruption of hepatic arterial flow has to be a salvage procedure because of the high risk of intrahepatic abscess following the procedure. We report a technique to perform an artery reinforcement after PPH caused by pancreatitis. A PD according to Whipple's procedure with child's reconstruction was performed in a 68-year-old man...
August 2016: Gland Surgery
Elizabeth M Gleeson, Mohammad F Shaikh, Patricia A Shewokis, John R Clarke, William C Meyers, Henry A Pitt, Wilbur B Bowne
BACKGROUND: Pancreaticoduodenectomy needs simple, validated risk models to better identify 30-day mortality. The goal of this study is to develop a simple risk score to predict 30-day mortality after pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS: We reviewed cases of pancreaticoduodenectomy from 2005-2012 in the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program databases. Logistic regression was used to identify preoperative risk factors for morbidity and mortality from a development cohort...
August 17, 2016: Surgery
Jishu Wei, Xinchun Liu, Junli Wu, Wenbin Xu, Wentao Gao, Kuirong Jiang, Zhihong Zhang, Yi Miao
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnosis and surgical management of insulinomas in a single-center setting. METHODS: Demographic details, clinical presentation, preoperative diagnosis, surgical strategy, and outcomes of 33 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for insulinoma were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The median time from the first onset of symptoms to diagnosis was 24 months (range 3 days to 50 years)...
August 19, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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