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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101354/histological-complete-response-in-a-patient-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-treated-by-gemcitabine-cisplatin-s-1-combination-chemotherapy-a-case-report
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Tokuhiro Matsubara, Tsutomu Nishida, Yoshito Tomimaru, Masashi Yamamoto, Shiro Hayashi, Sachiko Nakajima, Koji Fukui, Keizo Dono, Shiro Adachi, Tatsuya Ioka, Masashi Kanai, Masami Inada
A 68-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with increased levels of biliary enzymes. On imaging, the patient was diagnosed with unresectable intrahepatic biliary tract cancer (BTC) with invasion of the portal vein and para-aortic lymph node metastasis (cT3N1M1, cStage IVb) and underwent endoscopic biliary drainage for the biliary stricture prior to therapy. The patient was subsequently enrolled in a phase III randomized trial (UMIN000014371/NCT02182778) and randomly assigned to receive gemcitabine/cisplatin/S-1 (GCS) combination therapy intravenously at doses of 1,000 or 25 mg/m(2) on day 1 and orally twice daily at a dose of 80 mg/m(2) on days 1-7 every 2 weeks...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100416/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-clinical-effects-of-neoadjuvant-combination-therapy-with-full-dose-gemcitabine-and-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-biliary-tract-cancer
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S Kobayashi, A Tomokuni, K Gotoh, H Takahashi, H Akita, S Marubashi, T Yamada, T Teshima, K Fukui, Y Fujiwara, M Sakon
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate survival and the objective response to neoadjuvant combination therapy with gemcitabine and radiation therapy in patients with biliary tract cancer. METHODS: The chemoradiation therapy regimen consisted of 3 cycles of full-dose gemcitabine (1000 mg/m(2) at days 1, 8, and 15, every 4 weeks) with 50-60 Gy radiation. We compared 27 patients who received neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy and 79 patients who were treated without neoadjuvant therapy...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099348/prognostic-value-of-inflammation-based-markers-in-patients-with-recurrent-malignant-obstructive-jaundice-treated-by-reimplantation-of-biliary-metal-stents-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Hao Jin, Qing Pang, Huichun Liu, Zongkuang Li, Yong Wang, Yimin Lu, Lei Zhou, Hongtao Pan, Wei Huang
We aimed to assess the therapeutic effect of reimplantation of biliary metal stents by percutaneous transhepatic cholangial drainage (PTCD) in patients with recurrent malignant obstructive jaundice (MOJ). Furthermore, we explored the prognostic value of inflammation-based markers in these patients.We reviewed 33 cases of recurrent MOJ after implantation of biliary metal stents by PTCD, all of which underwent reimplantation of stents under digital subtraction angiography guidance. Levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and bilirubin were compared between before and after reimplantation (1 week, 1 month, and 3 months postoperatively)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092695/absorption-distribution-and-excretion-of-the-anti-tuberculosis-drug-delamanid-in-rats-extensive-tissue-distribution-suggests-potential-therapeutic-value-for-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis
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Masakazu Shibata, Yoshihiko Shimokawa, Katsunori Sasahara, Noriaki Yoda, Hiroyuki Sasabe, Mitsunari Suzuki, Ken Umehara
Delamanid (OPC-67683, Deltyba(TM) , nitro-dihydro-imidazooxazoles derivative) is approved for the treatment of adult pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The absorption, distribution, and excretion of delamanid-derived radioactivity were investigated after a single oral administration of (14) C-delamanid at 3 mg/kg to rats. In both male and female rats, radioactivity in blood and all tissues reached peak levels by 8 or 24 hours postdose, and thereafter decreased slowly. Radioactivity levels were 3- to 5-fold higher in lung tissue at time to maximum concentration compared with plasma...
January 16, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090475/use-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-to-treat-inspissated-bile-syndrome-a-case-report
#5
Woo Young Jun, Min Jeng Cho, Hye Seung Han, Sun Hwan Bae
Inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) is a rare condition in which thick intraluminal bile, including bile plugs, sludge, or stones, blocks the extrahepatic bile ducts in an infant. A 5-week-old female infant was admitted for evaluation of jaundice and acholic stool. Diagnostic tests, including ultrasound sonography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and a hepatobiliary scan, were not conclusive. Although the diagnosis was unclear, the clinical and laboratory findings improved gradually on administration of urodeoxycholic acid and lipid emulsion containing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for 3 weeks...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087162/mir-24-inhibition-increases-menin-expression-and-decreases-cholangiocarcinoma-proliferation
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Laurent Ehrlich, Chad Hall, Julie Venter, David Dostal, Francesca Bernuzzi, Pietro Invernizzi, Fanyin Meng, Jerome P Trzeciakowski, Tianhao Zhou, Holly Standeford, Gianfranco Alpini, Terry C Lairmore, Shannon Glaser
Menin (MEN1) is a tumor-suppressor protein in neuroendocrine tissue. Because cholangiocytes can take on a neuroendocrine phenotype, we tested the novel hypothesis that menin regulates cholangiocarcinoma proliferation. Menin and miR-24 expression levels were measured in the following intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cell lines, Mz-ChA-1, TFK-1, SG231, CCLP, HuCCT-1, and HuH-28, as well as the nonmalignant human intrahepatic biliary line, H69. miR-24 miRNA and menin protein levels were manipulated in vitro in Mz-ChA-1 cell lines...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081540/efficacy-of-fluoropyrimidine-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-after-failure-of-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-retrospective-analysis-of-321-patients
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Bum Jun Kim, Changhoon Yoo, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Jaewon Hyung, Seong Joon Park, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Heung-Moon Chang
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the efficacy of second-line fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy in patients with advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) after failure of gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GEMCIS). METHODS: We retrospectively examined patients with histologically documented advanced BTC who received first-line GEMCIS between December 2010 and June 2015. Among 748 patients treated with first-line GEMCIS, 321 (43%) subsequently received fluoropyrimidine-based second-line systemic chemotherapy...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074277/patient-reported-outcomes-for-acute-gallstone-pathology
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Ed Parkin, Martyn Stott, Joy Brockbank, Simon Galloway, Ian Welch, Andrew Macdonald
BACKGROUND: A number of prominent surgical trials and clinical guidelines regard length of hospital stay and rates of daycase surgery as being of upmost importance following cholecystectomy. However, it is unclear whether these outcomes also matter to patients. This study aimed to identify the factors patients regard as most important when admitted with acute gallstone pathology. METHODS: A 41-item survey was produced by combining outcomes assessed in recent clinical trials with results from a preliminary patient questionnaire...
January 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070198/clinical-course-and-genetic-susceptibility-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-analysis-of-a-prospective-cohort
#9
Piero Luigi Almasio, Anna Licata, Marcello Maida, Fabio Salvatore Macaluso, Andrea Costantino, Nicola Alessi, Stefania Grimaudo, Giulia Accardi, Calogero Caruso, Antonio Craxi
BACKGROUND: Natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is partially characterized in patients from the Mediterranean area whose genetic background differs from that of Northern Europeans. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe genetic susceptibility and clinical course of PBC in patients from Southern Italy. METHODS: Socio-demographic, clinical, biochemical and histological data at diagnosis as well as disease progression of 81 PBC consecutive patients were collected...
November 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067465/cholestyramine-alters%C3%A2-bile-acid%C3%A2-amounts-and-the-expression-of-cholesterol-related-genes-in-rabbit-intestinal-and-hepatic-tissues
#10
Dong Ni Qiu, Quan Shang, Da Yu Sun, Wei Qun Ding, Zhong Guang Luo, Jian Chen, Wei Ru Jiang, Jian Ping Huang, Xiao Yun Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Cholestyramine, as a bile acid sequestering exchange resin, has been wildly used to treat hypercholesterolemia. The aim of this study was to explore how cholestyramine regulated serum cholesterol amounts and bile acid levels in animal models. METHODS: The New Zealand White rabbits were randomly assigned to the control (given distilled water) and cholestyramine (CHO)-treated (given cholestyramine 1 g/kg/day for 2 weeks) groups. To assess bile acid pool size, bile fistulas were generated in five rabbits in each group...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062491/reverse-cholesterol-transport-is-increased-in-germ-free-mice
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Rima H Mistry, Henkjan J Verkade, Uwe J F Tietge
OBJECTIVE: The intestinal microbiota is emerging as a clinically relevant modulator of atherosclerotic risk. Reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is an atheroprotective metabolic pathway. How the microbiota impacts RCT has not been investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to characterize cholesterol metabolism and RCT in germ-free mice compared with conventional mice. APPROACH AND RESULTS: In chow-fed germ-free mice, plasma cholesterol was unchanged, whereas liver cholesterol content was higher (1...
January 5, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062313/evolution-in-the-utilization-of-biliary-interventions-in-the-united-states-results-of-a-nationwide-longitudinal-study-from-1998-to-2013
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Robert J Huang, Nirav C Thosani, Monique T Barakat, Abhishek Choudhary, Alka Mithal, Gurkirpal Singh, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bile duct surgery (BDS), percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are alternative interventions used to treat biliary disease. We aim to describe trends in ERCP, BDS, and PTC on a nationwide level in the United States. METHODS: We used the National Inpatient Sample to estimate age-standardized utilization trends of inpatient diagnostic ERCP, therapeutic ERCP, BDS, and PTC between 1998 and 2013...
January 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055006/biliary-tract-instillation-of-a-smac-mimetic-induces-trail-dependent-acute-sclerosing-cholangitis-like-injury-in-mice
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Maria Eugenia Guicciardi, Anuradha Krishnan, Steven F Bronk, Petra Hirsova, Thomas S Griffith, Gregory J Gores
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a cholestatic liver disease of unknown etiopathogenesis characterized by fibrous cholangiopathy of large and small bile ducts. Systemic administration of a murine TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) receptor agonist induces a sclerosing cholangitis injury in C57BL/6 mice, suggesting endogenous TRAIL may contribute to sclerosing cholangitis syndromes. Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (cIAP-1 and cIAP-2) are negative regulators of inflammation and TRAIL receptor signaling...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049946/ursodeoxycholic-acid-ameliorates-intrahepatic-cholestasis-independent-of-biliary-bicarbonate-secretion-in-vil2-kd-kd-mice
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Ryo Hatano, Kotoku Kawaguchi, Fumitaka Togashi, Masato Sugata, Shizuka Masuda, Shinji Asano
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is a hydrophilic bile acid that possesses many pharmacological effects, including increasing bile flow, changing the hydrophobicity of the bile acid pool, and modulation of the immune response. UDCA has been approved for treating cholestatic liver disease, such as primary biliary cholangitis. However, several unanticipated severe side effects of UDCA are observed in cholestatic patients, and its pharmacological benefits remain controversial. We reported that ezrin-knockdown (Vil2(kd/kd)) mice exhibited severe hepatic injury because of a functional disorder in bile duct fluidity and alkalinity regulation, resembling human intrahepatic cholestatic disease...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049283/application-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-gastrointestinal-disorders-an-outdated-or-re-emerging-technique
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REVIEW
Han Hee Lee, Myung-Gyu Choi, Tayyaba Hasan
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising therapeutic modality that involves the administration of a photosensitizer followed by local illumination with a specific wavelength of light in the presence of oxygen. PDT is minimally invasive, has high selectivity for cancer, and has good patient compliance due to the simplicity of the procedure; therefore, PDT is widely used as a palliative and salvage treatment in patients with various gastrointestinal malignancies. When used as a salvage treatment for locoregional failures after definitive chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer, favorable results have been reported...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043693/preoperative-biliary-stenting-versus-operation-first-in-jaundiced-patients-due-to-malignant-lesions-in-the-pancreatic-head-a-meta-analysis-of-current-literature
#16
REVIEW
Florian Scheufele, Stephan Schorn, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Mine Sargut, Elke Tieftrunk, Lenika Calavrezos, Carsten Jäger, Helmut Friess, Güralp Onur Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: Obstructive jaundice is a common presenting symptom among patients with pancreatic cancer. While benefits of preoperative biliary drainage have been suggested by previous studies, recent evidence has shown no significant improvements of preoperative biliary drainage on the postoperative outcome but rather an increase of complications. There is no clear consensus on whether to treat malignant obstructive jaundice with preoperative biliary drainage prior to operative intervention or to proceed directly to resection...
December 30, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025230/mechanisms-for-hepatobiliary-toxicity-in-rats-treated-with-an-antagonist-of-melanin-concentrating-hormone-receptor-1-mchr1
#17
Monicah A Otieno, Vasanthi Bhaskaran, Evan Janovitz, Yimer Callejas, William B Foster, William Washburn, John R Megill, Lois Lehman-McKeeman, Brian Gemzik
The objective of this work was to investigate the mechanisms of hepatobiliary toxicity caused by thienopyrimidone MCHR1 antagonists using BMS-773174 as a tool molecule. Co-administration of the pan CYP inhibitor 1-aminobenzotriazole with BMS-773174 prevented hepatobiliary damage, and direct delivery of the diol metabolite BMS-769750 caused hepatobiliary toxicity, identifying the diol and possibly its downstream hydroxyacid (BMS-800754) metabolite as the toxic species. Rat liver gene expression revealed treatment-related changes in hepatic transporters and induction of oval cell-specific genes including deleted malignant tumor 1 (Dmbt1)...
October 20, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024739/pneumococcal-biliary-tract-infections-how-rare-are-they
#18
Hiroshi Morioka, Mitsutaka Iguchi, Mitsuru Oodate, Masaki Yoneda, Futoshi Ushijima, Aki Hirabayashi, Nobuyuki Tetsuka, Yuka Tomita, Daizo Kato, Tetsuya Yagi
Pneumococcal biliary tract infections (PBTIs) were reported as rare due to the bacterium's bile solubility. The purpose of this study was to determine the occurrence and clinical characteristics of PBTIs. A retrospective case series review was conducted from January 2006 to August 2014 at a tertiary referral university hospital in Japan. Patients with a blood or bile culture positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae diagnosed with definite cholangitis or cholecystitis according to Tokyo Guideline 2013 were enrolled in this study...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018098/therapeutic-approaches-for-portal-biliopathy-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Irene Franceschet, Alberto Zanetto, Alberto Ferrarese, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo
Portal biliopathy (PB) is defined as the presence of biliary abnormalities in patients with non-cirrhotic/non-neoplastic extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) and portal cavernoma (PC). The pathogenesis of PB is due to ab extrinseco compression of bile ducts by PC and/or to ischemic damage secondary to an altered biliary vascularization in EHPVO and PC. Although asymptomatic biliary abnormalities can be frequently seen by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in patients with PC (77%-100%), only a part of these (5%-38%) are symptomatic...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017843/mutation-profile-and-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-analyses-increase-detection-of-malignancies-in-biliary-strictures
#20
Tamas A Gonda, Domenico Viterbo, Valerie Gausman, Claudine Kipp, Amrita Sethi, John M Poneros, Frank Gress, Tina Park, Ali Khan, Sara A Jackson, Megan Blauvelt, Nicole Toney, Sydney D Finkelstein
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is a challenge to detect malignancies in biliary strictures. Various sampling methods are available to increase diagnostic yield, but these require additional procedure time and expertise. We evaluated the combined accuracy of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and PCR-based DNA mutation profiling (MP) of specimens collected using standard brush techniques. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 107 consecutive patients treated for biliary strictures by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography from June 2012 through June 2014...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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