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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636998/physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-for-predicting-irinotecan-exposure-in-human-body
#1
Yingfang Fan, Najia Mansoor, Tasneem Ahmad, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Martin Czejka, Syed Sharib, Dong-Hua Yang, Mansoor Ahmed
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Treatment of colorectal cancer remains a challenge to clinicians as well as drug developers. Irinotecan, a Camptothecin derivative, is successfully used for the treatment of this rapidly progressing malignancy and finds its place in the first line of therapeutic agents. Irinotecan is also effective in treating SCLC, malignant glioma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. However, its adverse effects limit its clinical application...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636091/biodegradable-stents-in-the-treatment-of-benign-biliary-strictures-does-one-size-fit-all
#2
Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Tarik Eminler, Erkan Parlak
We read the article entitled 'Endoscopic biodegradable biliary stents in the treatment of benign biliary strictures: First report on clinical use in patients' by Siiki et al with great interest (1). The authors successfully treated two patients with benign biliary strictures, possibly due to choledocholithiasis, with endoscopic insertion of polydioxanone biodegradable biliary stents. They reported that the treatment was uneventful and the stents were completely dissolved between 3 and 6 months without leaving a sequela in the bile ducts...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635176/genetic-loss-of-the-muscarinic-m3-receptor-m3-r-markedly-alters-bile-formation-and-cholestatic-liver-injury-in-mice
#3
Franziska Durchschein, Elisabeth Krones, Marion J Pollheimer, Gernot Zollner, Martin Wagner, Jean-Pierre Raufman, Peter Fickert
Hepatic innervation represents a potentially underestimated regulator of liver function and regeneration. The muscarinic 3 receptor (M3 -R) is the primary cholangiocyte receptor for the afferent parasympathetic innervation of bile ducts. We aimed to determine the specific role of the M3 -R in bile formation and models for cholestatic liver disease in mice. We compared bile flow and composition in M3 -R knock-out mice (M3 -R(-/-) ) and wild type littermates (WT). M3 -R(-/-) mice showed significantly reduced bile flow compared to WT mice, most likely due to decreased biliary HCO3(-) secretion...
June 21, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634212/prolonged-darkness-reduces-liver-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-by-mir-200b-down-regulation
#4
Nan Wu, Fanyin Meng, Tianhao Zhou, Yuyan Han, Lindsey Kennedy, Julie Venter, Heather Francis, Sharon DeMorrow, Paolo Onori, Pietro Invernizzi, Francesca Bernuzzi, Romina Mancinelli, Eugenio Gaudio, Antonio Franchitto, Shannon Glaser, Gianfranco Alpini
Melatonin therapy or prolonged exposure to complete darkness reduces biliary hyperplasia and liver fibrosis in bile-duct-ligated (BDL) rats; however, no information exists in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Thus, we aimed to determine the therapeutic effects of prolonged dark therapy or melatonin administration on hepatic fibrosis in the Mdr2(-/-) mouse model of PSC. Melatonin levels, biliary mass, liver fibrosis, angiogenesis and miR-200b expression were evaluated in wild-type and Mdr2(-/-) mice exposed to darkness or melatonin treatment or in male PSC patient samples and healthy controls...
June 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633199/diffuse-type-caroli-disease-with-characteristic-central-dot-sign-complicated-by-multiple-intrahepatic-and-common-bile-duct-stones
#5
Moon Joo Hwang, Tae Nyeun Kim
Caroli disease (CD) is a rare congenital malformation of the liver characterized by non-obstructive, segmental, cystic dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts (IHDs). The clinical course is usually asymptomatic for the first 5-20 years, and symptoms may seldom occur throughout the patient's life. Bile stagnation leads to recurrent episodes of cholangitis, stone formation, or liver abscesses, and biliary cirrhosis usually occurs years later. Here we report on a 42-year-old man diagnosed with diffuse-type CD with a characteristic central dot sign, who had multiple intrahepatic and common bile duct (CBD) stones...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632515/p4-stump-approach-for-intraoperative-portal-vein-stenting-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation-an-innovative-technique-for-a-challenging-problem
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Chao-Long Chen, Yu-Fan Cheng, Viola Huang, Ting-Lung Lin, Yi-Chia Chan, Hsin-You Ou, Chee-Chien Yong, Shih-Ho Wang, Chih-Che Lin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of the P4 stump stenting approach for treating portal vein (PV) complications in pediatric living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). BACKGROUND: PV complications cause significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric LDLT. Biliary atresia in the backdrop of pathological PV hypoplasia and sclerosis heightens the complexity of PV reconstruction. The authors developed a novel approach for intraoperative PV stenting via the graft segment 4 PV stump (P4 stump) to address this challenge...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628842/matching-genomic-molecular-aberrations-with-molecular-targeted-agents-are-biliary-tract-cancers-an-ideal-playground
#7
REVIEW
Loic Verlingue, Antoine Hollebecque, Valérie Boige, Michel Ducreux, David Malka, Charles Ferté
Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are a heterogeneous group of tumours with geographical discrepancies in terms of incidence and risk factors. However, a convergent genomic and epigenetic mutational landscape emerges from the genome-wide screens of BTCs in South East Asia, Latin America and in the Western World. Specificities are observed for some alterations and anatomical subtypes: frequent fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) alterations are specific to intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ICCs), whereas frequent ERBB2 oncogene alterations are specific to extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ECCs) and gallbladder carcinomas (GBCs)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626977/magnetic-compression-anastomosis-for-postoperative-biliary-atresia
#8
Rei Matsuura, Takehisa Ueno, Yuko Tazuke, Natsumi Tanaka, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Yuichi Takama, Kengo Nakahata, Taku Yamamichi, Noboru Maeda, Keigo Osuga, Eigoro Yamanouchi, Hiroomi Okuyama
We report a case of successful magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) for obstructed cyst-jejunostomy in a young woman who had undergone surgery for type 1 biliary atresia (BA) on day 78 of life. A 16-year-old girl was admitted with obstructive jaundice. Jaundice resolved with percutaneous trans-hepatic cholangiodrainage (PTCD) but contrast medium injected from the PTCD tube did not flow through the anastomosis. Magnets were placed on each side of the anastomosis, in the cyst and the jejunum, to compress the partition...
June 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626371/carcinoma-of-the-papilla-of-vater-after-diversion-operation-for-pancreaticobiliary-maljunction
#9
Takahiro Yamanaka, Kenichiro Araki, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Ken Shirabe
Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is a congenital malformation that is associated with biliary cancer development. When patients are diagnosed with PBM, a diversion operation is recommended. Although a risk remains for developing residual bile duct carcinoma following diversion, the development of a carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater after a diversion operation for PBM is rare. We present a treated case of carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater after a diversion operation for PBM. A 65-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621295/efficacy-and-safety-in-case-of-technical-success-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-transhepatic-antegrade-biliary-drainage-a-report-of-a-monocentric-study
#10
Sébastien Godat, Erwan Bories, Fabrice Caillol, Christian Pesenti, Jean Philippe Ratone, Chiara de Cassan, Marc Giovannini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biliary drainage techniques are alternative procedures in cases of obstructive jaundice with altered anatomy or failed ERCP. Complications related to EUS-guided antegrade drainage (EUS-AD) are still present in up to 10% of cases, and combination of procedures is sometimes suggested to avoid adverse events. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of EUS-AD with transhepatic access in case of technical success...
May 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617032/intraductal-papillary-neoplasia-of-the-bile-duct-with-malignancy-a-differentiated-entity-of-cholangiocarcinoma-with-a-better-prognosis-a-review-of-three-new-cases
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Baltasar Pérez Saborido, Martín Bailón Cuadrado, Mario Rodríguez López, Enrique Asensio Díaz, Beatriz Madrigal Rubiales, Asterio Barrera Rebollo
INTRODUCTION: Intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct have been recognized as a differentiated entity to other biliary tumors since 2001. They are characterized by intraductal growth, with or without mucus production, and have malignant potential, although they have a better prognosis than other types of cholangiocarcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2010 to August 2015, we included three patients with a confirmed diagnosis of bile duct intraductal papillary neoplasia with malignancy that were treated at our center...
June 15, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611971/diagnosis-and-management-of-hepatobiliary-complications-in-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Andrew Wehrman, Alyssa Kriegermeier, Jessica Wen
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) is a congenital hepatorenal fibrocystic disease. The hepatic manifestations of ARPKD can range from asymptomatic to portal hypertension and massively dilated biliary system that results in liver transplantation. Hepatic complications of ARPKD typically present with signs of portal hypertension (splenomegaly and thrombocytopenia) or cholangitis. Liver disease in ARPKD does not always correlate with severity of renal disease. Management of ARPKD-related liver disease is largely treating specific symptoms, such as antibiotics for cholangitis or endoscopic treatment for variceal bleeding...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602220/inhibition-of-microrna-24-increases-liver-fibrosis-by-enhanced-menin-expression-in-mdr2-mice
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Chad Hall, Laurent Ehrlich, Fanyin Meng, Pietro Invernizzi, Francesca Bernuzzi, Terry C Lairmore, Gianfranco Alpini, Shannon Glaser
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation remains the primary treatment for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Mdr2(-/-) mice provide a reliable in vivo model of PSC and develop characteristic biliary inflammation and fibrosis. We tested the hypothesis that the tumor suppressor protein menin is implicated in the progression of liver fibrosis and that menin expression can be regulated in the liver via microRNA-24 (miR-24). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Menin expression was measured in human PSC and Mdr2(-/-) mice...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599581/changing-management-of-gallstone-related-disease-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Jonas Hedström, Johan Nilsson, Roland Andersson, Bodil Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Gallstone-related disease is the second most common non-obstetric cause, following appendicitis, for acute abdomen in pregnancy. This study aimed to investigate treatment strategies, changes over time and outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients with symptomatic gallstone-related disease during pregnancy admitted to Skane University hospital in Lund and Malmö 2001-2015 were analysed retrospectively. Information regarding the patient, pregnancy and fetus/child was recorded...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597198/long-term-treatment-of-cushing-s-disease-with-pasireotide-5-year-results-from-an-open-label-extension-study-of-a-phase-iii-trial
#15
S Petersenn, L R Salgado, J Schopohl, L Portocarrero-Ortiz, G Arnaldi, A Lacroix, C Scaroni, S Ravichandran, A Kandra, B M K Biller
BACKGROUND: Treating hypercortisolism in patients with Cushing's disease after failed surgery often requires chronic medication, underlining the need for therapies with favourable long-term efficacy and safety profiles. METHODS: In a randomised, double-blind study, 162 adult patients with persistent/recurrent or de novo Cushing's disease received pasireotide. Patients with mean urinary free cortisol at/below the upper limit of normal or clinical benefit at month 12 could continue receiving pasireotide during an open-ended, open-label phase, the outcomes of which are described herein...
June 9, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597043/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-treated-with-first-line-gemcitabine-plus-cisplatin-retrospective-analysis-of-740-patients
#16
Bum Jun Kim, Jaewon Hyung, Changhoon Yoo, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Seong-Joon Park, Sang Soo Lee, Do Hyun Park, Tae Jun Song, Dong Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Jin-Hong Park, Hyungwoo Cho, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Heung-Moon Chang
PURPOSE: Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is a heterogeneous group of diseases comprising intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer. Although gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GEMCIS) was established as the standard first-line chemotherapy based on the ABC-02 trial, more data are needed to define the clinical course of BTC and its prognostic factors with the standard GEMCIS treatment. METHODS: Between April 2010 and June 2016, 740 patients with histologically documented cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer were treated with first-line GEMCIS in Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596200/a-case-of-a-chronic-salmonella-infection-following-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-treated-successfully-by-a-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#17
Zohaib Siddiqui, Zain Ahmed Siddiqui, Fahd Husain, Midhat Siddiqui
We report a case of chronic infection caused by Salmonella and cured by a laparoscopic cholecystectomy after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery for obesity. This patient presented with a 2-year history of chronic abdominal pain, loose stools and excessive weight loss. Her stool and urine cultures were positive for Salmonella Despite multiple courses of antibiotics, she remained positive.After undergoing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the patient became asymptomatic and stools remained negative. In chronic carriers for Salmonella, the gall bladder is the common reservoir for the bacteria and removing it is usually curative...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593017/the-rendezvous-technique-involving-insertion-of-a-guidewire-in-a-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-tube-for-biliary-access-in-a-case-of-difficult-biliary-cannulation
#18
Fumiko Sunada, Naoki Morimoto, Mamiko Tsukui, Hidekazu Kurata
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a diagnostic method and treatment approach for biliary diseases. However, biliary cannulation can be difficult in some cases. We performed ERCP in a 97-year-old woman with abdominal pain resulting from acute cholangitis caused by choledocholithiasis and observed difficult biliary cannulation. Eventually, the patient was successfully treated with the rendezvous technique. We could not cannulate the biliary duct during ERCP twice. Therefore, we placed a percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) tube without intrahepatic dilation...
May 2017: Journal of Rural Medicine: JRM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572460/capecitabine-extends-survival-for-biliary-tract-cancer
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Based on results of the phase III BILCAP study, adjuvant capecitabine should become standard treatment for patients with biliary tract cancer. Among 430 patients who were treated according to the study protocol, capecitabine was associated with a 25% lower risk of death than observation.
June 1, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567456/surgery-for-intractable-pain-in-a-patient-with-chronic-pancreatitis-complicated-with-biliary-obstruction-portal-vein-stenosis-and-mesenteric-venous-collaterals
#20
Cuneyt Kayaalp, Murat Sait Dogan, Veysel Ersan
Pancreatic head resection for chronic pancreatitis is a challenging procedure, in the presence of venous collaterals, cavernous transformation, extensive fibrosis or porto-mesenteric stenosis or thrombosis. We present a surgically treated patient for the intractable pain of chronic pancreatitis. Complications with biliary obstruction and portal vein stenosis/thrombosis resulted in cavernous transformation. A pancreaticoduodenectomy combined with portal vein resection was intended in a 51 year-old male, but the procedure was terminated due to the high risk associated with intraoperative bleeding...
May 2017: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
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