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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333143/molecular-insights-of-gas6-tam-in-cancer-development-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Guiling Wu, Zhiqiang Ma, Wei Hu, Dongjin Wang, Bing Gong, Chongxi Fan, Shuai Jiang, Tian Li, Jianyuan Gao, Yang Yang
Since growth arrest-specific gene 6 (Gas6) was discovered in 1988, numerous studies have highlighted the role of the Gas6 protein and its receptors Tyro3, Axl and Mer (collectively referred to as TAM), in proliferation, apoptosis, efferocytosis, leukocyte migration, sequestration and platelet aggregation. Gas6 has a critical role in the development of multiple types of cancers, including pancreatic, prostate, oral, ovarian and renal cancers. Acute myelocytic leukaemia (AML) is a Gas6-dependent cancer, and Gas6 expression predicts poor prognosis in AML...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303374/potentially-reversible-acute-cerebellar-toxicity-associated-with-minnelide
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Sara Khanipour Roshan, Anthony D Spano, Alexander M McKinney, David R Nascene
PURPOSE: Minnelide is an experimental antineoplastic agent that is currently the subject of a phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of pancreatic and gastrointestinal malignancies. In this study, we documented two cases of reversible acute cerebellar toxicity (REACT) associated with Minnelide and compared its radiological manifestations with other cerebellotoxic agents. METHODS: Both patients had histories of progressive metastatic cancer and participated in a phase 1 clinical trial with Minnelide...
March 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291833/tamoxifen-use-and-acute-pancreatitis-a-population-based-cohort-study
#3
Fan-Gen Hsu, Yow-Wen Hsieh, Ming-Jyh Sheu, Che-Chen Lin, Cheng-Li Lin, Chung Y Hsu, Chang-Yin Lee, Mei-Yin Chang, Kuang-Hsi Chang
BACKGROUND: Several case reports have indicated that tamoxifen induced acute pancreatitis (AP); but no pharmacoepidemiological data support the claim. Therefore, we investigated whether tamoxifen use is correlated with the risk of AP in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: This population-based cohort study used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. A cohort of 22 005 patients aged ≥20 years with breast cancer from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009 was identified and the date of cancer diagnosis was set as the index date...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280633/acute-pancreatitis-as-a-complication-of-trans-arterial-chemoembolization-of-hepatocellular-cancer-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Padmini Krishnamurthy, Mathew Brown, Sangeeta Agrawal, Robert F Short
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a therapeutic procedure often performed for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Local complications, though generally uncommon, can arise from arterial ischemia and local cytotoxicity from the chemotherapeutic delivery. We present a case of acute pancreatitis as a rare complication of the TACE procedure along with a review of literature of this uncommon adverse effect.
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263222/mtor-and-cardiovascular-diseases-diabetes-mellitus
#5
Bruno Vergès
The mammalian targets of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors are potent immunosuppressors used for prevention of acute rejection following transplantation and have been more recently used as anticancer drugs. mTOR inhibitors have a significant impact on glucose metabolism and induce frequently diabetes. mTOR inhibitors, when used as immunosuppressive agents (sirolimus, everolimus), can induce diabetes with an incidence which is low when used without calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) but high when used in combination with CNI (from 11...
March 4, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249585/incretin-based-agents-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-at-cardiovascular-risk-compare-the-effect-of-glp-1-agonists-and-dpp-4-inhibitors-on-cardiovascular-and-pancreatic-outcomes
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Zeqing Zhang, Xi Chen, Puhan Lu, Jianhua Zhang, Yongping Xu, Wentao He, Mengni Li, Shujun Zhang, Jing Jia, Shiying Shao, Junhui Xie, Yan Yang, Xuefeng Yu
BACKGROUND: Incretin-based agents, including dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4Is) and glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists (GLP-1As), work via GLP-1 receptor for hyperglycemic control directly or indirectly, but have different effect on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. The present study is to evaluate and compare effects of incretin-based agents on CV and pancreatic outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and high CV risk. METHODS: Six prospective randomized controlled trials (EXMAINE, SAVOR-TIMI53, TECOS, ELIXA, LEADER and SUSTAIN-6), which included three trials for DPP-4Is and three trials for GLP-1As, with 55,248 participants were selected to assess the effect of different categories of incretin-based agents on death, CV outcomes (CV mortality, major adverse CV events, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, heart failure hospitalization), pancreatic events (acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer) as well as on hypoglycemia...
March 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247043/identifying-ischemic-stroke-associated-with-cancer-a-multiple-model-derived-from-a-case-control-analysis
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Rebecca Kassubek, Lars Bullinger, Jan Kassubek, Jens Dreyhaupt, Albert C Ludolph, Katharina Althaus, Jan Lewerenz
Ischemic stroke in patients with cancer is thought to be associated with a worse prognosis and might be the initial symptom of an unknown malignancy. However, diagnostic algorithms to reliably identify cancer-associated stroke have not been developed. In this retrospective single-centre analysis, 68 patients with ischemic stroke and an active solid malignancy were identified. Neurological assessment and outcome, cardiovascular risk factors, neuroimaging studies as well as laboratory findings were compared to 68 age- and sex-matched control subjects with ischemic stroke without diagnosis of cancer...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240004/gut-microbiota-and-pancreatic-diseases
#8
Marianna Signoretti, Roberta Roggiolani, Caterina Stornello, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso
Changes in diet, lifestyle and exposition to environmental risk factors account for the increased incidence of pancreatic disorders, including acute and chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. The role of the microbiome in the development of pancreatic disorders is increasingly recognized. The translocation of gut bacteria and endotoxins following gut barrier failure is a key event contributing to the severity of acute pancreatitis, while small intestine bacterial overgrowth is common in patients with chronic pancreatitis and further worsens their symptoms and malnutrition...
February 24, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218664/determination-of-vegfr-2-kdr-604a-g-polymorphism-in-pancreatic-disorders
#9
Vlad Pădureanu, Mihail Virgil Boldeanu, Ioana Streaţă, Mihai Gabriel Cucu, Isabela Siloşi, Lidia Boldeanu, Maria Bogdan, Anca Ştefania Enescu, Maria Forţofoiu, Aurelia Enescu, Elena Mădălina Dumitrescu, Dragoş Alexandru, Valeriu Marian Şurlin, Mircea Cătălin Forţofoiu, Ileana Octavia Petrescu, Florin Petrescu, Mihai Ioana, Marius Eugen Ciurea, Adrian Săftoiu
Pancreatic disorders have a high prevalence worldwide. Despite the fact that screening methods became more effective and the knowledge we have nowadays about pancreatic diseases has enhanced, their incidence remains high. Our purpose was to determine whether single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of VEGFR-2/KDR (vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2/kinase insert domain receptor) influences susceptibility to develop pancreatic pathology. Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples collected from patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis (n = 110), chronic pancreatitis (n = 25), pancreatic cancer (n = 82) and healthy controls (n = 232)...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217371/pathogenic-mechanisms-of-pancreatitis
#10
REVIEW
Murli Manohar, Alok Kumar Verma, Sathisha Upparahalli Venkateshaiah, Nathan L Sanders, Anil Mishra
Pancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas and caused by a number of factors including pancreatic duct obstruction, alcoholism, and mutation in the cationic trypsinogen gene. Pancreatitis is represented as acute pancreatitis with acute inflammatory responses and; chronic pancreatitis characterized by marked stroma formation with a high number of infiltrating granulocytes (such as neutrophils, eosinophils), monocytes, macrophages and pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs). These inflammatory cells are known to play a central role in initiating and promoting inflammation including pancreatic fibrosis, i...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192107/gastrointestinal-complications-of-obesity
#11
Michael Camilleri, Harmeet Malhi, Andres Acosta
Obesity is usually associated with morbidity related to diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. However, there are many gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases for which obesity is the direct cause [e.g. non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD)] or is a significant risk factor, such as reflux esophagitis and gallstones. When obesity is a risk factor, it may interact with other mechanisms and result in earlier presentation or complicated diseases. There are increased odds ratios or relative risks of several gastrointestinal complications of obesity: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, erosive gastritis, gastric cancer, diarrhea, colonic diverticular disease, polyps, cancer, liver disease including NAFLD, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, gallstones, acute pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer...
February 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184053/gastrointestinal-diseases-and-their-oro-dental-manifestations-part-4-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
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S E Korsse, M E van Leerdam, E Dekker
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare, autosomal dominant inherited disorder, caused by germline mutations in the LKB1 tumour suppressor gene. It is clinically characterised by distinct perioral mucocutaneous pigmentations, gastrointestinal polyposis and an increased cancer risk in adult life. Hamartomatous polyps can develop already in the first decade of life and may cause various complications, including abdominal pain, bleeding, anaemia, and acute intestinal obstruction. Furthermore, patients have an increased risk for developing cancer, both in the gastrointestinal tract as in other organs...
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164578/serum-carbohydrate-deficient-transferrin-in-pancreatic-diseases-of-different-etiologies
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Bogdan Cylwik, Ewa Gruszewska, Monika Gudowska, Karina Lipartowska-Klimuk, Maciej Szmitkowski, Boguslaw Kedra, Lech Chrostek
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to find out whether pancreatic diseases invalidate the use of CDT for the detection of high alcohol intake and if CDT can distinguish between alcoholic and non-alcoholic pancreatitis. METHODS: The study was carried out on 110 patients with pancreatic diseases. Serum CDT was determined using the N Latex CDT test. RESULTS: The mean relative (%) and absolute (mg/L) CDT levels in acute and chronic pancreatitis were significantly higher than in controls and patients with primary pancreatic cancer...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160038/biliary-and-pancreatic-complications-of-molecular-targeted-therapies-in-cancer-imaging
#14
REVIEW
Francesco Alessandrino, Katherine M Krajewski, Sree Harsha Tirumani, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Jyothi P Jagannathan, Nikhil H Ramaiya, Donald N Di Salvo
The purpose of this review is to familiarize radiologists with the different imaging manifestations of biliary and pancreatic toxicity of molecular targeted therapies. The advent of molecular targeted therapies for cancer treatment has prompted radiologists to be familiar with these new molecules, their patterns of response, and their class-specific toxicities. While liver and bowel toxicities have been extensively reported in literature, less is known about the pathogenesis and imaging of toxicity involving the pancreatobiliary system...
February 3, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151799/survival-healthcare-utilization-and-end-of-life-care-among-older-adults-with-malignancy-associated-bowel-obstruction-comparative-study-of-surgery-venting-gastrostomy-or-medical-management
#15
Elizabeth J Lilley, John W Scott, Joel E Goldberg, Christy E Cauley, Jennifer S Temel, Andrew S Epstein, Stuart R Lipsitz, Brittany L Smalls, Adil H Haider, Angela M Bader, Joel S Weissman, Zara Cooper
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival, readmissions, and end-of-life care after palliative procedures compared with medical management for malignancy-associated bowel obstruction (MBO). BACKGROUND: MBO is a late complication of intra-abdominal malignancy for which surgeons are frequently consulted. Decisions about palliative treatments, which include medical management, surgery, or venting gastrostomy tube (VGT), are hampered by the paucity of outcomes data relevant to patients approaching the end of life...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138949/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-in-recurrent-or-oligometastatic-pancreatic-cancer-a%C3%A2-toxicity-review-of-simultaneous-integrated-protection-sip-versus-conventional-sbrt
#16
E Gkika, S Adebahr, S Kirste, T Schimek-Jasch, R Wiehle, R Claus, U Wittel, U Nestle, D Baltas, A L Grosu, T B Brunner
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in pancreatic cancer can be limited by its proximity to organs at risk (OAR). In this analysis, we evaluated the toxicity and efficacy of two different treatment approaches in patients with locally recurrent or oligometastatic pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: According to the prescription method, patients were divided in two cohorts (C1 and C2). The planning target volume (PTV) was created through a 4 mm expansion of the internal target volume...
January 30, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134673/tolerability-and-long-term-outcomes-of-dose-painted-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-to-regions-of-vessel-involvement-in-borderline-or-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Jennifer Y Wo, Andrzej Niemierko, David P Ryan, Lawrence S Blaszkowsky, Jeffrey W Clark, Eunice L Kwak, Keith D Lillemoe, Lorraine N Drapek, Andrew X Zhu, Jill N Allen, Jason E Faris, Janet E Murphy, Ryan Nipp, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Cristina R Ferrone, Theodore S Hong
PURPOSE: We reviewed our experience involving patients with borderline resectable or locally advanced pancreatic cancer, treated with the dose-painted (DP) boost technique to regions of vessel involvement which preclude upfront surgical resection. We evaluated patient outcomes with respect to tolerability and treatment outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 99 patients with borderline resectable (n=25) or locally advanced pancreatic cancer (n=74) treated with DP-neoadjuvant chemoradiation from 2010 to 2015...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133091/-two-cases-pancreatic-carcinoma-detected-incidentally-during-treatment-of-acute-abdomen-from-other-causes
#18
Shigeru Fujisaki, Motoi Takashina, Ryouichi Tomita, Kenichi Sakurai, Tadatoshi Takayama
We report 2 cases of pancreatic cancer discovered incidentally in the wake of acute abdomen from other causes. Case 1 is a 67-year-old man who was referred to our hospital in October 2010 for the treatment of an incarcerated right inguinal hernia. The hernia was manually reduced, and mesh plug hernioplasty was scheduled for the next day. A 2.9 cm diameter tumor was detected in the tail of the pancreas on plain CT at the first visit and confirmed on enhanced CT soon after the hernia repair. A follow-up abdominal CT scan approximately 1 month later showed modest enlargement of the tumor to 3...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131797/a-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-in-a-man-presenting-with-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-report
#19
Emi Chikuie, Saburo Fukuda, Hirofumi Tazawa, Toshihiro Nishida, Hideto Sakimoto
INTRODUCTION: A solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is rare neoplasm that occurs predominantly in young women. The clinical presentation of SPNs is nonspecific, but acute pancreatitis is rare in the reported literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 36-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of upper abdominal pain and elevation of serum amylase. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed swelling of the pancreas body and a poorly enhanced and indistinct mass in the pancreas body...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131670/clinical-results-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-in-the-treatment-of-isolated-local-recurrence-of-pancreatic-cancer-after-r0-surgery-a-retrospective-study
#20
T Comito, L Cozzi, A Zerbi, C Franzese, E Clerici, A Tozzi, C Iftode, P Navarria, G D'Agostino, A Fogliata, P Mancosu, S Tomatis, C Carnaghi, N Personeni, A Santoro, M Scorsetti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and the feasibility of SBRT for selected patients with isolated local recurrence of pancreatic cancer after radical surgery. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on patients treated with SBRT for isolated local recurrence from resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma, after multidisciplinary board evaluation. Prescription dose was 45 Gy in 6 fractions for all patients. Primary end-point was freedom from local progression (FFLP)...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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