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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156853/the-importance-of-routine-bedside-biliary-ultrasonography-in-the-management-of-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-with-isolated-acute-epigastric-pain
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Vermi Değerli, Tanzer Korkmaz, Hülya Mollamehmetoğlu, Cem Ertan
Background/aim: The aim of our study was to emphasize the importance of routine bedside biliary ultrasonography (USG) for the differential diagnosis of biliary tract disorders in patients admitted with acute isolated epigastric pain. Materials and methods: Adult patients who were admitted to the emergency department with acute isolated epigastric pain were included in the study. Emergency residents (ERs) were asked whether they planned to perform biliary USG during the initial evaluation and following diagnosis/treatment (secondary evaluation) of these patients...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156838/associations-between-dietary-folate-intake-and-risks-of-esophageal-gastric-and-pancreatic-cancers-an-overall-and-dose-response-meta-analysis
#2
Wen Liu, Heng Zhou, Yaoqi Zhu, Chaorong Tie
There are still some controversies on the association between dietary folate intake and the risk of upper gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancers. Hence, a comprehensive meta-analysis on all available literatures was performed to clarify the relationship between dietary folate intake and risks of upper gastrointestinal cancers. An electric search was performed up to December 12(th), 2016 within the PubMed, MEDLINE AND EMBASE databases. Ultimately, a total of 46 studies which evaluated the association between folate intake and risks of upper gastrointestinal cancers were included...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156810/psc-derived-galectin-1-inducing-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#3
Dong Tang, Jingqiu Zhang, Zhongxu Yuan, Hongpeng Zhang, Yang Chong, Yuqin Huang, Jie Wang, Qingquan Xiong, Sen Wang, Qi Wu, Ying Tian, Yongdie Lu, Xiao Ge, Wenjing Shen, Daorong Wang
Galectin-1 has previously been shown to be strongly expressed in activated pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) and promote the development and metastasis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, the molecular mechanisms by which Galectin-1 promotes the malignant behavior of pancreatic cancer cells remain unclear. In this study, we examined the effects of Galectin-1 knockdown or overexpression in PSCs co-cultured with pancreatic cancer (PANC-1) cells. Immunohistochemical analysis showed expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers and MMP9 were positively associated with the expression of Galectin-1 in 66 human PDAC tissues...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156783/isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-from-pancreatic-cancer-by-automated-filtration
#4
Nora Brychta, Michael Drosch, Christiane Driemel, Johannes C Fischer, Rui P Neves, Irene Esposito, Wolfram Knoefel, Birte Möhlendick, Claudia Hille, Antje Stresemann, Thomas Krahn, Matthias U Kassack, Nikolas H Stoecklein, Oliver von Ahsen
It is now widely recognized that the isolation of circulating tumor cells based on cell surface markers might be hindered by variability in their protein expression. Especially in pancreatic cancer, isolation based only on EpCAM expression has produced very diverse results. Methods that are independent of surface markers and therefore independent of phenotypical changes in the circulating cells might increase CTC recovery also in pancreatic cancer. We compared an EpCAM-dependent (IsoFlux) and a size-dependent (automated Siemens Healthineers filtration device) isolation method for the enrichment of pancreatic cancer CTCs...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156726/adiponectin-receptor-agonists-inhibit-leptin-induced-pstat3-and-in-vivo-pancreatic-tumor-growth
#5
Fanuel Messaggio, Alisha M Mendonsa, Jason Castellanos, Nagaraj S Nagathihalli, Lee Gorden, Nipun B Merchant, Michael N VanSaun
Obesity is a significant risk factor for pancreatic cancer, harboring a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by dysregulation of the adipokines, leptin and adiponectin, that in turn alter oncogenic signaling pathways. We and others have shown that leptin promotes the proliferation and an invasive potential of pancreatic cancer cells through STAT3 mediated signaling. However, the role of adiponectin on the tumorigenicity of pancreatic cancer has not been elucidated. Adiponectin represents an important negative regulator of cytokines, which acts through two receptors, ADIPOR1 and ADIPOR2, to elicit pro-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-angiogenic responses...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156703/preclinical-efficacy-of-the-novel-competitive-nampt-inhibitor-stf-118804-in-pancreatic-cancer
#6
Jair Machado Espindola-Netto, Claudia C S Chini, Mariana Tarragó, Enfeng Wang, Shamit Dutta, Krishnendu Pal, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Mauro Sola-Penna, Eduardo N Chini
NAD salvage is one of the pathways used to generate NAD in mammals. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting enzyme in this pathway, uses nicotinamide (NAM) to generate nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). NMN is one of the main precursors of NAD synthesis in cells. Our previous study showed the importance of NAMPT in maintaining NAD levels in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells (PDAC), and that the NAMPT inhibitor FK866 decreased pancreatic cancer growth. We now tested the effect of STF-118804, a new highly specific NAMPT inhibitor, in models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156697/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
#7
Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156669/transient-targeting-of-the-pancreatic-cancer-stroma-as-a-fine-tuned-anti-tumor-and-anti-metastatic-therapy
#8
EDITORIAL
Claire Vennin, Thomas R Cox, Marina Pajic, Paul Timpson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156578/pancreatic-cancer-molecular-characterization-clonal-evolution-and-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Elvira Pelosi, Germana Castelli, Ugo Testa
Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death and is the most lethal of common malignancies with a five-year survival rate of <10%. PDAC arises from different types of non-invasive precursor lesions: intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms, mucinous cystic neoplasms and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia. The genetic landscape of PDAC is characterized by the presence of four frequently-mutated genes: KRAS, CDKN2A, TP53 and SMAD4. The development of mouse models of PDAC has greatly contributed to the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms through which driver genes contribute to pancreatic cancer development...
November 18, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156495/multicenter-study-of-endoscopic-preoperative-biliary-drainage-for-malignant-hilar-biliary-obstruction-e-pod-hilar-study
#10
Yousuke Nakai, Ryuichi Yamamoto, Masato Matsuyama, Yuji Sakai, Yukiko Takayama, Jun Ushio, Yukiko Ito, Katsuya Kitamura, Shomei Ryozawa, Tsunao Imamura, Kouhei Tsuchida, Jo Hayama, Takao Itoi, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Yu Yoshida, Kazuya Sugimori, Kenji Shimura, Masafumi Mizuide, Tomohisa Iwai, Ko Nishikawa, Hiroshi Yagioka, Masatsugu Nagahama, Nobuo Toda, Tomotaka Saito, Ichiro Yasuda, Kenji Hirano, Osamu Togawa, Kenji Nakamura, Iruru Maetani, Naoki Sasahira, Hiroyuki Isayama
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) is often recommended in preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) for hilar malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) but endoscopic biliary stent (EBS) is also used in the clinical practice. We conducted this large scale multicenter study to compare ENBD and EBS in this setting. METHODS: A total of 374 cases undergoing PBD including 281 ENBD and 76 EBS for hilar MBO in 29 centers were retrospectively studied. RESULTS: Extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECC) accounted for 69...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155861/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-its-possible-association-with-appetite-loss
#11
Tingting Xia, Xichen Chai, Jiaqing Shen
BACKGROUND: Appetite loss is one complication of chronic heart failure (CHF), and its association with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is not well investigated in CHF. AIM: We attempted to detect the association between PEI and CHF-induced appetite. METHODS: Patients with CHF were enrolled, and body mass index (BMI), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grading, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), serum albumin, pro-albumin and hemoglobin were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155789/efficient-generation-and-editing-of-feeder-free-ipscs-from-human-pancreatic-cells-using-the-crispr-cas9-system
#12
Anjali Nandal, Barbara Mallon, Bhanu P Telugu
Embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells can self-renew and differentiate into multiple cell types of the body. The pluripotent cells are thus coveted for research in regenerative medicine and are currently in clinical trials for eye diseases, diabetes, heart diseases, and other disorders. The potential to differentiate into specialized cell types coupled with the recent advances in genome editing technologies including the CRISPR/Cas system have provided additional opportunities for tailoring the genome of iPSC for varied applications including disease modeling, gene therapy, and biasing pathways of differentiation, to name a few...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155705/identification-and-characterization-of-metastatic-factors-by-gene-transfer-into-the-novel-rip-tag-rip-tva-murine-model
#13
George Zhang, Yudan Chi, Yi-Chieh Nancy Du
Metastatic cancer accounts for 90% of deaths in patients with solid tumors. There is an urgent need to better understand the drivers of cancer metastasis and to identify novel therapeutic targets. To investigate molecular events that drive the progression from primary cancer to metastasis, we have developed a bitransgenic mouse model, RIP-Tag; RIP-tva. In this mouse model, the rat insulin promoter (RIP) drives the expression of the SV40 T antigen (Tag) and the receptor for subgroup A avian leukosis virus (tva) in pancreatic β cells...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155635/case-248-cystic-duodenal-dystrophy-with-groove-pancreatitis
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Aruna R Patil, Shrivalli Nandikoor, Govindarajan Mallarajapatna, Swarna Shivakumar
History A 59-year-old man presented to the gastroenterology outpatient department with acute abdominal pain centered in the epigastrium. He had experienced similar episodes of abdominal pain in the past that had been treated with surgery. He reported multiple failed attempts at upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Laboratory tests were performed at the time of admission and revealed a serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase level of 9 U/L [0.15 μkat/L] (normal range, 5-40 U/L [0.08-0.67 μkat/L]), a serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase level of 34 U/L [0...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155612/health-reform-and-utilization-of-high-volume-hospitals-for-complex-cancer-operations
#15
Andrew P Loehrer, David C Chang, Zirui Song, George J Chang
PURPOSE: Underinsured patients are less likely to receive complex cancer operations at hospitals with high surgical volumes (high-volume hospitals, or HVHs), which contributes to disparities in care. To date, the impact of insurance coverage expansion on site of complex cancer surgery remains unknown. METHODS: Using the 2006 Massachusetts coverage expansion as a natural experiment, we searched the Hospital Cost and Utilization Project state inpatient databases for Massachusetts and control states (New York, New Jersey, and Florida) between 2001 and 2011 to evaluate changes in the utilization of HVHs for resections of bladder, esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, rectal, or lung cancer after the expansion of insurance coverage...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155449/baicalein-inhibits-acinar-to-ductal-metaplasia-of-pancreatic-acinal-cell-ar42j-via-improving-the-inflammatory-microenvironment
#16
Wei-Ling Pu, Ying-Ying Luo, Ru-Yu Bai, Ao-Wei Guo, Kun Zhou, Yun-Sha Zhang, Lin Miao, Curzio Rüegg, Micheal O Hottiger, Xiu-Mei Gao, Li-Kang Sun
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most aggressive cancers. Recent research has demonstrated that chronic pancreatitis (CP) is associated with an increased risk of PDAC, partly due to acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM). Baicalein has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects for CP or PDAC, respectively. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of baicalein, and the putative underlying mechanism, on inflammatory cytokines-induced ADM of rat pancreatic acinar cell line AR42J...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155423/experimental-models-of-pancreatic-cancer-desmoplasia
#17
Sujit Suklabaidya, Pujarini Dash, Biswajit Das, Voddu Suresh, Prakash K Sasmal, Shantibhusan Senapati
Desmoplasia is a fibro-inflammatory process and a well-established feature of pancreatic cancer. A key contributor to pancreatic cancer desmoplasia is the pancreatic stellate cell. Various in vitro and in vivo methods have emerged for the isolation, characterization, and use of pancreatic stellate cells in models of cancer-associated fibrosis. In addition to cell culture models, genetically engineered animal models have been established that spontaneously develop pancreatic cancer with desmoplasia. These animal models are currently being used for the study of pancreatic cancer pathogenesis and for evaluating therapeutics against pancreatic cancer...
November 20, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155349/endogenous-sulfur-dioxide-regulates-hippocampal-neuron-apoptosis-in-developing-epileptic-rats-and-is-associated-with-the-perk-signaling-pathway
#18
Manman Niu, Ying Han, Qinrui Li, Jing Zhang
Epilepsy is among the most common neurological diseases in children. Recurrent seizures can result in hippocampal damage and seriously impair learning and memory functions in children. However, the mechanisms underlying epilepsy-related brain injury are unclear. Neuronal apoptosis is among the most common neuropathological manifestations of brain injury. Endogenous sulfur dioxide (SO2) has been shown to be involved in seizures and related neuron apoptosis. However, the role of endogenous SO2 in epilepsy remains unclear...
November 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155309/prognostic-utility-of-total-68-ga-dotatate-avid-tumor-volume-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors
#19
Amit Tirosh, Georgios Z Papadakis, Corina Millo, Dima Hammoud, Samira M Sadowski, Peter Herscovitch, Karel Pacak, Stephen J Marx, Lily Yang, Pavel Nockel, Jasmine Shell, Patience Green, Xavier M Keutgen, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Electron Kebebew
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Survival times vary among patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)-even among those with the same site, stage, and grade of primary tumor. This makes it difficult to select treatment for patients with unresectable NETs, because some patients can survive decades without treatment. (68)Gallium-DOTATATE positron emission tomography with computed tomography ((68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT) is a sensitive imaging technique for detection of NETs. We investigated the prognostic accuracy of (68)Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT analysis of tumor volume in patients with NETs...
November 16, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155301/matrine-inhibiting-pancreatic-cells-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-invasion-through-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mmps-pathway
#20
Minna Huang, Wen Xin
AIMS: Matrine has demonstrated an exclusive anti-tumor effect, including inhibiting cancer cells proliferation and inducing cancer cells apoptosis and autophagy. Whether it can inhibit cancer cells invasion is remain obscure. MAIN METHODS: The Panc-1 cells were cultured with matrine, NAC and methanol, wound healing assay and transwell invasion assay were applied to detect the migration and invasion ability. The expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 were assessed, as well as the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition marker...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
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