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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783241/-assessment-of-the-life-quality-for-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
#1
Viktor A Ohniev, Pavlo O Trehub
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The relevance of study, assessment and prediction of the life quality of patients with chronic pancreatitis to improve the provision of medical care and rehabilitation is high, since it allows to solve a number of important medical, social and economic problems of society. The aim: The aim: To study, evaluate and develop a model for the quality of life assessment in patients with chronic pancreatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: The primary material was the results of a sociological study of patients with chronic pancreatitis conducted by the authors - 300 questionnaires...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783189/sall2-knockdown-exacerbates-palmitic-acid-induced-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-of-pancreatic-nit-1-beta-cells
#2
Ye Wang, Jie Liu, Zheng Liu, Jing Chen, Xuemei Hu, Yimeng Hu, Yin Yuan, Guijun Wu, Zhe Dai, Yancheng Xu
Spalt-like (Sall) proteins are a class of transcription factors. The role of Sall2 in beta cells remain poorly understood. Here, we aimed to explore whether Sall2 involved in lipotoxicity-mediated dysfunction and apoptosis in pancreatic NIT-1 beta cells. Our results showed that high concentrations of palmitic acid (PA) led to impaired cell viability and decreased Sall2 expression in NIT-1 cells. Knocking down of Sall2 in NIT-1 cells resulted in increased sensitivity to lipotoxicity and caused higher rates of cell apoptosis following PA treatment...
May 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782949/early-detection-of-pancreatic-cancers-in-liquid-biopsies-by-ultrasensitive-fluorescence-nanobiosensors
#3
Madumali Kalubowilage, Obdulia Covarrubias-Zambrano, Aruni P Malalasekera, Sebastian O Wendel, Hongwang Wang, Asanka S Yapa, Lauren Chlebanowski, Yubisela Toledo, Raquel Ortega, Katharine E Janik, Tej B Shrestha, Christopher T Culbertson, Anup Kasi, Stephen Williamson, Deryl L Troyer, Stefan H Bossmann
Numerous proteases, such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMP's), cathepsins (CTS), and urokinase plasminogen activator (UpA), are dysfunctional (that is, over- or under-expressed) in solid tumors, when compared to healthy human subjects. This offers the opportunity to detect early tumors by liquid biopsies. This approach is of particular advantage for the early detection of pancreatic cancer, which is a "silent killer". We have developed fluorescence nanobiosensors for ultrasensitive (sub-femtomolar) arginase and protease detection, consisting of water-dispersible Fe/Fe3 O4 core/shell nanoparticles and two tethered fluorescent dyes: TCPP (Tetrakis(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin) and cyanine 5...
May 18, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782661/comparable-outcomes-in-intestinal-retransplantation-single-center-cohort-study
#4
Burcin Ekser, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Jonathan A Fridell, Richard S Mangus
BACKGROUND: Graft loss in intestinal transplantation (ITx) is close to 25% in the first year and 50% at 5-year post-transplantation. Although technically and immunologically challenging, intestinal retransplantation is now the 4th most common indication for ITx. METHODS: The aim of this study is to review and compare the outcomes of intestinal retransplantation with primary ITx, which included isolated ITx, modified multivisceral transplantation (mMVTx), and full MVTx, between 2003-2014 at Indiana University...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782393/clinical-and-prognostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-restaging-of-pancreatic-cancer
#5
Domenico Albano, Demetrio Familiari, Roberta Gentile, Salvatore Scalisi, Federico Midiri, Marco Messina, Massimiliano Spada, Maria C Fornito, Massimo Galia, Massimo Midiri, Pierpaolo Alongi
AIM: The aim of this retrospective multicentre study was to evaluate the clinical and prognostic effect of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG)-PET/computed tomography (CT) in the restaging process of pancreatic cancer (PC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from patients treated for primary PC, who underwent F-FDG-PET/CT for suspicious of disease progression, were collected. Accuracy was assessed employing conventional diagnostic procedures, multidisciplinary team case notes, further F-FDG-PET/CT scans and/or follow-up...
May 18, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782352/an-update-on-the-management-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#6
Limin Gao, Nikola S Natov, Kevin P Daly, Faisal Masud, Sadia Chaudhry, Mark J Sterling, Muhammad W Saif
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a rare and heterogeneous group of neoplasia and differ in their clinical presentation, behavior, and prognosis based on both histological features and cancer stage at the time of diagnosis. Although small-sized tumors can be surgically resected, locally advanced and metastatic tumors confer a poor prognosis. In addition, only limited treatment options are available to the latter group of patients with PNETs, such as hormonal analogs, cytotoxic agents, and targeted therapy...
May 8, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782195/acute-pancreatitis-secondary-to-oral-contraceptive-induced-hypertriglyceridemia-a-case-report
#7
Matheo Augusto Morandi Stumpf, Ana Claudia Garabeli Cavalli Kluthcovsky, Jefferson Matsuiti Okamoto, Gianna Carla Alberti Schrut, Patricia de Oliveira Cajoeiro, Ana Paula Marte Chacra, Ricardo Bizeli
Hypertriglyceridemia is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis. Among the causes that lead to secondary hypertriglyceridemia, the use of contraceptive agents is the main reason to be assessed in young women. We report a case of a 31-year-old woman who had suffered two acute pancreatitis episodes secondary to hypertriglyceridemia. In the investigation, the previous medical team indicated a genetic screening before ruling out all secondary causes. LPL, apo CII and apo AV genes were negative for mutations...
May 21, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782008/de-novo-generation-of-somatic-stem-cells-by-yap-taz
#8
Tito Panciera, Luca Azzolin, Daniele Di Biagio, Antonio Totaro, Michelangelo Cordenonsi, Stefano Piccolo
Here we present protocols to isolate primary differentiated cells and turn them into stem/progenitor cells (SCs) of the same lineage by transient expression of the transcription factor YAP. With this method, luminal differentiated (LD) cells of the mouse mammary gland are converted into cells that exhibit molecular and functional properties of mammary SCs. YAP also turns fully differentiated pancreatic exocrine cells into pancreatic duct-like progenitors. Similarly, to endogenous, natural SCs, YAP-induced stem-like cells ("ySCs") can be eventually expanded as organoid cultures long term in vitro, without further need of ectopic YAP/TAZ, as ySCs are endowed with a heritable self-renewing SC-like state...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782007/intraportal-transplantation-of-pancreatic-islets-in-mouse-model
#9
Rahul Khatri, Birte Hussmann, Divya Rawat, Ali Osman Gürol, Thomas Linn
Pancreatic islet transplantation to reduce hyperglycemia is highly successful in rodents with chemically-induced diabetes. The most common transplantation site in experimental islet transplantation is the kidney capsule. However, as less is known about the interaction of pancreatic islets with blood constituents, it also makes sense to utilize the portal vein approach in experimental islet transplantation. This protocol demonstrates an intraportal islet transplantation technique in NMRI nude mice. Streptozotocin (180 mg/kg) is injected intraperitoneally to induce hyperglycemia in recipient mice...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781752/streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-effects-of-white-butterfly-clerodendrum-volubile-leaves-on-blood-glucose-levels-lipid-profile-and-antioxidant-status
#10
Olorunfemi R Molehin, Omotade I Oloyede, Stephen A Adefegha
White Butterfly (Clerodendrum volubile) leaf is commonly used in traditional medicine for the management of various diseases including diabetes without the full understanding of the scientific basis for its use. This study sought to evaluate the antihyperglycemic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant effect of Clerodendrum volubile leaves in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Aqueous extract of C. volubile was prepared and its effect assessed on relevant enzymes associated with diabetes. Fifty Male Wistar rats were randomly separated into ten groups each containing five rats...
May 21, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781720/supplementation-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-using-over-the-counter-vitamin-d3-preparations
#11
Helen L Robbins, Megan Symington, Barbara Mosterman, Josie Goodby, Louise Davies, Georgios K Dimitriadis, Gregory Kaltsas, Harpal S Randeva, Martin O Weickert
Vitamin D (vit-D) deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NET) and has been linked to reduced overall survival. We here assessed the vit-D status in 183 patients with GEP-NET at the time of their first presentation in the ARDEN NET Centre. We further examined the effect of simple advice to increase vit-D intake using over-the-counter vit-D preparations [colecalciferol (Vit-D3), 1,000-2,000 units/day], over a prospective observation period of 24 mo...
May 21, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781033/microarray-analysis-of-circular-rna-expression-profiles-associated-with-gemcitabine-resistance-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#12
Chao Xu, Yue Yu, Fei Ding
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is one of the most malignant tumors of the digestive system due to its rapid progression, metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy. Gemcitabine (GEM) chemotherapy is the first‑choice treatment for advanced PC. However, the effect of GEM‑based chemotherapy on PC is limited due to the development of chemoresistance, and the molecular mechanisms underlying this resistance have yet to be investigated. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), which can function as microRNA sponges, have been found to be involved in the development of several types of cancer...
May 17, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780718/robotic-pancreas-drainage-procedure-for-chronic-pancreatitis-robotic-lateral-pancreaticojejunostomy-puestow-procedure
#13
Adeel S Khan, Imran Siddiqui, Dionisios Vrochides, John B Martinie
Lateral pancreaticojejunostomy (LPJ), also known as the Puestow procedure, is a complex surgical procedure reserved for patients with refractory chronic pancreatitis (CP) and a dilated pancreatic duct. Traditionally, this operation is performed through an open incision, however, recent advancements in minimally invasive techniques have made it possible to perform the surgery using laparoscopic and robotic techniques with comparable safety. Though we do not have enough data yet to prove superiority of one over the other, the robotic approach appears to have an advantage over the laparoscopic technique in better visualization through 3-dimensional (3D) imaging and availability of wristed instruments for more precise actions, which may translate into superior outcomes...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780601/a-comparison-of-apache-ii-bisap-ranson-s-score-and-modified-ctsi-in-predicting-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-based-on-the-2012-revised-atlanta-classification
#14
Anubhav Harshit Kumar, Mahavir Singh Griwan
Objective: Our aim was to prospectively compare the Accuracy of Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, Bedside Index of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP), Ranson's score and modified Computed Tomography Severity Index (CTSI) in predicting the severity of acute pancreatitis based on Atlanta 2012 definitions in a tertiary care hospital in northern India. Methods: Fifty patients with acute pancreatitis admitted to our hospital during the period of March 2015 to September 2016 were included in the study...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780561/triple-action-pt-iv-derivatives-of-cisplatin-a-new-class-of-potent-anticancer-agents-that-overcome-resistance
#15
Emanuele Petruzzella, Roman Sirota, Irene Solazzo, Valentina Gandin, Dan Gibson
A series of triple action Pt(iv) prodrugs was designed to test the hypothesis that multi-action compounds, where each bioactive moiety intervenes in several cellular processes, might be more effective than a single agent at killing cancer cells. In particular, "triple action" Pt(iv) derivatives of cisplatin, where the axial ligands are inhibitors of cyclooxygenase (COXi), histone deacetylase (HDACi) or pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase (PDKi) were developed. All compounds, ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (COXi)(PDKi)Cl2 ], ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (COXi)(HDACi)Cl2 ] and ctc-[Pt(NH3 )2 (HDACi)(PDKi)Cl2 ], where COXi = aspirin or ibuprofen, PDKi = dichloroacetate and HDACi = valproate or phenylbutyrate, were significantly more cytotoxic than cisplatin against all cell lines of an in-house panel of human cancer cells...
May 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780554/mechanistic-perspective-and-functional-activity-of-insulin-in-amylin-aggregation
#16
Michal Baram, Sharon Gilead, Ehud Gazit, Yifat Miller
Insulin is a key regulatory polypeptide that is secreted from pancreatic β-cells and has several important effects on the synthesis of lipids, regulation of enzymatic activities, blood glucose levels and the prevention of hyperglycemia. Insulin was demonstrated to self-assemble into ordered amyloid fibrils upon repeated injections, although the possible biological significance of the supramolecular structures is enigmatic. Amylin is also an amyloidogenic polypeptide that is secreted from pancreatic β-cells and plays an important role in glycemic regulation preventing post-prandial spikes in blood glucose levels...
May 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780260/efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-once-weekly-dulaglutide-in-type-2-diabetes-a-report-on-the-emerging-new-data
#17
REVIEW
Anne J Kugler, Michael L Thiman
Dulaglutide is a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, which has been on the market in the USA since 2014. Dulaglutide has performed well in head-to-head studies against metformin, glargine, and sitagliptin, where its A1c lowering ranged from -0.78% to -1.64% over 52-104 weeks, and it consistently outperformed each of these agents. As an add-on therapy, dulaglutide provided additional A1c lowering of -1.4% to -1.44% over monotherapy with glimepiride or glargine at 24 and 28 weeks, respectively...
2018: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780137/contrast-enhanced-harmonic-eus-imaging-of-pancreatic-mucinous-cystadenocarcinoma
#18
Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken Kamata, Mamoru Takenaka, Masatoshi Kudo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780116/a-novel-method-of-diagnosing-aberrant-pancreas-needle-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy
#19
Muneji Yasuda, Kazuo Hara, Yusuke Kurita, Hiroki Tanaka, Masahiro Obata, Naosuke Kuraoka, Shimpei Matsumoto, Ayako Ito, Hiromichi Iwaya, Kazuhiro Toriyama, Nozomi Okuno, Takamichi Kuwahara, Susumu Hijioka, Nobumasa Mizuno, Sachiyo Onishi, Yutaka Hirayama, Makoto Ishihara, Tsutomu Tanaka, Masahiro Tajika, Yasumasa Niwa
Aberrant pancreas is defined as pancreatic tissue present outside of the pancreas and is often found incidentally during esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Obtaining sufficient tissue to differentiate aberrant pancreas from other subepithelial lesions is sometimes difficult. Due to the lack of a definitive diagnosis, patients often undergo unnecessary surgery. We herein report the first case of aberrant pancreas in which the concomitant use of needle-based probe confocal laser endomicroscopy and fine-needle aspiration supported the final diagnosis...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779868/new-onset-diabetes-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Lianne Scholten, Timothy H Mungroop, Simone A L Haijtink, Yama Issa, L Bengt van Rijssen, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Casper H van Eijck, Olivier R Busch, J Hans DeVries, Marc G Besselink
BACKGROUND: Pancreatoduodenectomy may lead to new-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 3c diabetes, but the exact risk of this complication is unknown. The aim of this review was to assess the risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus after pancreatoduodenectomy. METHODS: A literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase (Ovid), and the Cochrane Library for English articles published from March 1993 until March 2017 (PROSPERO registry number: CRD42016039784)...
May 17, 2018: Surgery
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