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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897391/a-systematic-review-on-the-role-of-vitamins-minerals-proteins-and-other-supplements-for-the-treatment-of-cachexia-in-cancer-a-european-palliative-care-research-centre-cachexia-project
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REVIEW
Mochamat, Henning Cuhls, Milka Marinova, Stein Kaasa, Christiane Stieber, Rupert Conrad, Lukas Radbruch, Martin Mücke
We provide a systematic review to support the European Palliative Care Research Collaboration development of clinical guidelines for cancer patients suffering from cachexia. CENTRAL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, ClinicalTrials.gov, and a selection of cancer journals have been searched up until 15 April 2016. The systematic literature research yielded 4214 publications with 21 of these included in the final evaluation. Regarding minerals, our search identified only one study examining the use of magnesium with no effect on weight loss...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896637/seom-clinical-guideline-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer-2016
#2
R Vera, E Dotor, J Feliu, E González, B Laquente, T Macarulla, E Martínez, J Maurel, M Salgado, J L Manzano
Pancreatic cancer remains an aggressive disease with a 5 year survival rate of 5%. Only 15% of patients with pancreatic cancer are eligible for radical surgery. Evidence suggests a benefit on survival with adjuvant chemotherapy (gemcitabine o fluourouracil) after R1/R0 resection. Adjuvant chemoradiotherapy is also a valid option in patients with positive margins. Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer is defined as the involvement of the mesenteric vasculature with a limited extension. These tumors are technically resectable, but with a high risk of positive margins...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888870/latest-advances-in-pancreatic-tumours
#3
José Lariño Noia
Pancreatic cancer continues to have a bleak prognosis. Hardly any therapeutic advances have been made in the last few years and consequently most efforts have focused on preventing its development and on diagnosing precursor lesions. In this regard, the use of statins as a preventive factor and the implementation of screening programmes in high-risk patients are gaining ground. In the field of treatment, there is greater focus on the role of neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer and on a multimodal approach to the disease, with few advances in effective novel therapies...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878593/re-evaluation-of-liver-transaminase-cutoff-for-ct-after-pediatric-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Jessica A Zagory, Avafia Dossa, Jamie Golden, Aaron R Jensen, Catherine J Goodhue, Jeffrey S Upperman, Christopher P Gayer
PURPOSE: Current guidelines for computed tomography (CT) after blunt trauma were developed to capture all intra-abdominal injuries (IAI). We hypothesize that current AST/ALT guidelines are too low leading to unnecessary CT scans for children after blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). METHODS: Patients who received CT of the abdomen after blunt trauma at our Level I Pediatric Trauma Center were stratified into a high risk (HR) (liver/spleen/kidney grade ≥III, hollow viscous, or pancreatic injuries) and low risk (LR) (liver/kidney/spleen injuries grade ≤II, or no IAI) groups...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865286/intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
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REVIEW
Zhi Ven Fong, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo
The incidence of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas has been rising in the past 2 decades, driven mainly by the widespread use of cross-sectional imaging. IPMNs are intraductal mucin-producing neoplasms that involve the main pancreatic duct or its side branches and lack the ovarian stroma typically seen in mucinous cystic neoplasms. The International Association of Pancreatology released consensus guidelines in 2006 and 2012 providing clinical algorithms based on IPMN features and risk of malignancy...
December 2016: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832819/negative-pressure-irrigation-and-endoscopic-necrosectomy-through-man-made-sinus-tract-in-infected-necrotizing-pancreatitis-a-technical-report
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Zhihui Tong, Lu Ke, Baiqiang Li, Gang Li, Jing Zhou, Xiao Shen, Weiqin Li, Ning Li, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a step-up approach based on minimally invasive techniques was recommended by latest guidelines as initial invasive treatment for infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN). In this study, we aimed to describe a novel step-up approach for treating IPN consisting of four steps including negative pressure irrigation (NPI) and endoscopic necrosectomy (ED) as a bridge between percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) and open necrosectomy METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected internal database of patients with a diagnosis of IPN between Jan, 2012 to Dec, 2012 at a single institution was performed...
November 10, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832445/pancreatic-cancer-and-liver-metastases-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Eugen Bellon, Florian Gebauer, Michael Tachezy, Jakob R Izbicki, Maximilian Bockhorn
Pancreatic cancer is still one of the most aggressive oncological diseases with a 5-year mortality rate below 10%. Surgery remains the only curative treatment; however, most patients present with late-stage disease deemed unresectable, either due to extensive local vascular involvement or the presence of distant metastasis. In the detection of hepatic metastases, the current standard is palliative chemotherapy with fluorouracil, leucovorin, irinotecan, and oxaliplatin (FOLFIRINOX) or nab-paclitaxel with gemcitabine...
September 2016: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829085/assessment-of-a-revised-management-strategy-for-patients-with-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-involving-the-main-pancreatic-duct
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Motokazu Sugimoto, Irmina A Elliott, Andrew H Nguyen, Stephen Kim, V Raman Muthusamy, Rabindra Watson, O Joe Hines, David W Dawson, Howard A Reber, Timothy R Donahue
Importance: According to the 2012 International Consensus Guidelines, the diagnostic criterion of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) involving the main duct (MD IPMNs) or the main and branch ducts (mixed IPMNs) of the pancreatic system is a main pancreatic duct (MPD) diameter of 5.0 mm or greater on computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, surgical resection is recommended for patients with an MPD diameter of 10.0 mm or greater, which is characterized as a high-risk stigma...
November 9, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825371/effective-and-safe-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy-in-acid-related-diseases-a-position-paper-addressing-benefits-and-potential-harms-of-acid-suppression
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EDITORIAL
Carmelo Scarpignato, Luigi Gatta, Angelo Zullo, Corrado Blandizzi
BACKGROUND: The introduction of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) into clinical practice has revolutionized the management of acid-related diseases. Studies in primary care and emergency settings suggest that PPIs are frequently prescribed for inappropriate indications or for indications where their use offers little benefit. Inappropriate PPI use is a matter of great concern, especially in the elderly, who are often affected by multiple comorbidities and are taking multiple medications, and are thus at an increased risk of long-term PPI-related adverse outcomes as well as drug-to-drug interactions...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822633/survival-analysis-and-risk-for-progression-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasia-of-the-pancreas-ipmn-under-surveillance-a-single-institution-experience
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Marco Del Chiaro, Zeeshan Ateeb, Marcus Reuterwall Hansson, Elena Rangelova, Ralf Segersvärd, Nikolaos Kartalis, Christoph Ansorge, Matthias J Löhr, Urban Arnelo, Caroline Verbeke
PURPOSE: While surveillance of the majority of patients with IPMN is considered best practice, consensus regarding the duration of follow-up is lacking. This study assessed the survival rate and risk for progression of IPMN under surveillance. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with and surveyed for IPMN between January 2008 and December 2013 were identified and assigned to two groups: patients without indication for surgery (Group 1), and patients whose IPMN required surgery but were inoperable for general reasons (Group 2)...
November 7, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821081/management-of-controversial-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour-clinical-situations-with-somatostatin-analogues-results-of-a-delphi-questionnaire-panel-from-the-netpraxis-program
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Isabel Sevilla, Ángel Segura, Jaume Capdevila, Carlos López, Rocío García-Carbonero, Enrique Grande
BACKGROUND: There are clinical situations (CS) in which the use of somatostatin analogs (SSAs) in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET) is controversial due to lack of evidence. A Delphi study was conducted to develop common treatment guidelines for these CS, based on clinical practice and expert opinion of Spanish oncologists. METHODS: A scientific committee identified 5 CS with a common core (c-c) [non-functioning NET, not susceptible of surgery/locoregional therapy, Ki67 < 10 % (except for CS5: >10 %), ECOG ≤ 2], and controversy regarding use of SSAs, and prepared a Delphi questionnaire of 48 treatment statements...
November 7, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817136/management-of-destructive-candida-albicans-spondylodiscitis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-systematic-analysis-of-literature-illustrated-by-an-unusual-case
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REVIEW
Josef Stolberg-Stolberg, Dagmar Horn, Steffen Roßlenbroich, Oliver Riesenbeck, Stefanie Kampmeier, Michael Mohr, Michael J Raschke, René Hartensuer
PURPOSE: Candida induced spondylodiscitis of the cervical spine in immunocompetent patients is an extremely rare infectious complication. Since clinical symptoms might be nonspecific, therapeutic latency can lead to permanent spinal cord damage, sepsis and fatal complications. Surgical debridement is strongly recommended but there is no standard antimycotic regime for postsurgical treatment. This paper summarizes available data and demonstrates another successfully treated case. METHODS: The systematic analysis was performed according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
November 5, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816903/molecular-and-antifungal-susceptibility-study-on-trichosporonemia-and-emergence-of-trichosporon-mycotoxinivorans-as-a-bloodstream-pathogen
#13
Yubhisha Dabas, Immaculata Xess, Pratibha Kale
A total of 21 Trichosporon spp. isolates from blood over a period of 5 years (January 2009 to December 2013) were included in the study. The most common underlying diseases found were pancreatitis (33.3%) and cancer (33.3%). Trichosporon asahii (80.9%) was the commonest species followed by Trichosporon mycotoxinivorans (14.2%) and Trichosporon faecale (4.7%). On IGS1 region sequencing the most predominant T. asahii type in our region was genotype 1 (16/17 isolates; 94.1%) and one isolate belonged to genotype 4...
November 5, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798670/prospective-multicentre-nationwide-clinical-data-from-600-cases-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Andrea Párniczky, Balázs Kui, Andrea Szentesi, Anita Balázs, Ákos Szűcs, Dóra Mosztbacher, József Czimmer, Patrícia Sarlós, Judit Bajor, Szilárd Gódi, Áron Vincze, Anita Illés, Imre Szabó, Gabriella Pár, Tamás Takács, László Czakó, Zoltán Szepes, Zoltán Rakonczay, Ferenc Izbéki, Judit Gervain, Adrienn Halász, János Novák, Stefan Crai, István Hritz, Csaba Góg, János Sümegi, Petra Golovics, Márta Varga, Barnabás Bod, József Hamvas, Mónika Varga-Müller, Zsuzsanna Papp, Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Péter Hegyi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical characteristics of acute pancreatitis (AP) in a prospectively collected, large, multicentre cohort and to validate the major recommendations in the IAP/APA evidence-based guidelines for the management of AP. DESIGN: Eighty-six different clinical parameters were collected using an electronic clinical research form designed by the Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group. PATIENTS: 600 adult patients diagnosed with AP were prospectively enrolled from 17 Hungarian centres over a two-year period from 1 January 2013...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798447/prediction-of-vascular-invasion-using-a-3-point-scale-computed-tomography-grading-system-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-correlation-with-surgery
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Lei Zhang, Zhui-Yang Zhang, Jian-Ming Ni, Bin Li, Fang-Ming Chen, Chun-Juan Jiang, Chun-Hong Hu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between a 3-point scale multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) grading system and surgical exploration in predicting vascular invasion and resectability in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with surgical and pathologic confirmation of PDA were retrospectively analyzed by 3 radiologists independently. All patients had MDCT examination with multiplanar reformatted images, computed tomography (CT) angiography, and negative-contrast CT cholangiopancreatography (nCTCP)...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794194/risk-factors-for-latent-distant-organ-metastasis-detected-by-staging-laparoscopy-in-patients-with-radiologically-defined-locally-advanced-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Ilhan Karabicak, Sohei Satoi, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Satoshi Hirooka, So Yamaki, Hisashi Kosaka, Kentaro Inoue, Yoichi Matsui, Masanori Kon
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify risk factors for latent distant organ metastasis in patients with radiographically defined locally advanced (RDLA) pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: RDLA disease was defined as unresectable disease without distant organ metastasis based on resectability status by NCCN guidelines. Between January 2005 and November 2015, 110 consecutive patients underwent staging laparoscopy to rule out latent distant metastasis. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify risk factors for latent distant organ metastasis or peritoneal metastasis (PM), defined as peritoneal dissemination and/or positive peritoneal lavage cytology (PPC)...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793575/unrecognized-necrosis-at-same-admission-cholecystectomy-for-pancreatitis-increases-organ-failure-and-infected-necrosis
#17
Wilson Tak-Yu Kwong, Santhi Swaroop Vege
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Guidelines recommend same admission cholecystectomy (SAC) in the management of mild acute gallstone pancreatitis (AGP) with a recent randomized trial supporting this recommendation. However, the push for early cholecystectomy will lead a subset of patients with evolving, unrecognized necrotizing pancreatitis (NP) to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) with unknown consequences. With concerns about potentially serious outcomes, we studied the outcomes in patients with unrecognized NP who underwent SAC and identified predictors of unrecognized NP at the time of SAC...
October 21, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787438/management-of-adult-pancreatic-injuries-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
#18
Vanessa P Ho, Nimitt J Patel, Faran Bokhari, Firas G Madbak, Jana E Hambley, James R Yon, Bryce R H Robinson, Kimberly Nagy, Scott B Armen, Samuel Kingsley, Sameer Gupta, Frederic L Starr, Henry R Moore, Uretz J Oliphant, Elliott R Haut, John J Como
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury to the pancreas is rare but is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, including fistula, sepsis, and death. There are currently no practice management guidelines for the medical and surgical management of traumatic pancreatic injuries. The overall objective of this article is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the physician who is presented with traumatic injury to the pancreas. METHODS: The MEDLINE database using PubMed was searched to identify English language articles published from January 1965 to December 2014 regarding adult patients with pancreatic injuries...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783206/procalcitonin-is-a-useful-biomarker-to-predict-severe-acute-cholangitis-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Gyotane Umefune, Hirofumi Kogure, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Hiroyuki Isayama, Kazunaga Ishigaki, Kaoru Takagi, Dai Akiyama, Takeo Watanabe, Naminatsu Takahara, Suguru Mizuno, Saburo Matsubara, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Yousuke Nakai, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin is being increasingly used to diagnose and grade acute systemic bacterial infection at an early stage of disease onset. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the usefulness of procalcitonin for severity grading of acute cholangitis on patient admission. METHODS: Patients with acute cholangitis were prospectively enrolled. The severity of acute cholangitis was graded on the basis of the 2013 Tokyo guidelines (Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, 2013)...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775609/meta-analysis-of-early-nutrition-the-benefits-of-enteral-feeding-compared-to-a-nil-per-os-diet-not-only-in-severe-but-also-in-mild-and-moderate-acute-pancreatitis
#20
Katalin Márta, Nelli Farkas, Imre Szabó, Anita Illés, Áron Vincze, Gabriella Pár, Patrícia Sarlós, Judit Bajor, Ákos Szűcs, József Czimmer, Dóra Mosztbacher, Andrea Párniczky, Kata Szemes, Dániel Pécsi, Péter Hegyi
The recently published guidelines for acute pancreatitis (AP) suggest that enteral nutrition (EN) should be the primary therapy in patients suffering from severe acute pancreatitis (SAP); however, none of the guidelines have recommendations on mild and moderate AP (MAP). A meta-analysis was performed using the preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P). The following PICO (problem, intervention, comparison, outcome) was applied: P: nutrition in AP; I: enteral nutrition (EN); C: nil per os diet (NPO); and O: outcome...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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