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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440988/-how-safe-is-the-recombinant-human-growth-hormone
#1
Raúl Calzada-León
In this paper, several aspects related to the safety of the use of biosynthetic human growth hormone are reviewed. For example, its classification as a biosynthetic drug, the phases that need to be performed in Mexico to verify its safety (obtaining, purification, preclinical studies, clinical trials, and finally observational clinical studies), as well as the evidence that exists in relation to the association of intracranial hypertension, muscular events, scoliosis, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, obstructive sleep apnea, pancreatitis, alterations in cortisol, thyroid hormones alterations, cardiovascular disease, metabolic risk, mortality and cancer, adverse events not related to its use, and finally dosing and safety...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436602/accuracy-of-circulating-histones-in-predicting-persistent-organ-failure-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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T Liu, W Huang, P Szatmary, S T Abrams, Y Alhamdi, Z Lin, W Greenhalf, G Wang, R Sutton, C H Toh
BACKGROUND: Early prediction of acute pancreatitis severity remains a challenge. Circulating levels of histones are raised early in mouse models and correlate with disease severity. It was hypothesized that circulating histones predict persistent organ failure in patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with acute pancreatitis fulfilling inclusion criteria admitted to Royal Liverpool University Hospital were enrolled prospectively between June 2010 and March 2014...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434059/early-warning-score-independently-predicts-adverse-outcome-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
#3
Michael J Jones, Christopher P Neal, Wee Sing Ngu, Ashley R Dennison, Giuseppe Garcea
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of established scoring systems with early warning scores in a large cohort of patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS: In patients presenting with acute pancreatitis, age, sex, American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) grade, Modified Glasgow Score, Ranson criteria, APACHE II scores and early warning score (EWS) were recorded for the first 72 h following admission. These variables were compared between survivors and non-survivors, between patients with mild/moderate and severe pancreatitis (based on the 2012 Atlanta Classification) and between patients with a favourable or adverse outcome...
April 22, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425682/mild-acute-biliary-pancreatitis-the-timing-of-cholecystectomy-should-not-exceed-index-admission
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Luca Degrate, Davide P Bernasconi, Paola Meroni, Mattia Garancini, Daniele Macchini, Fabrizio Romano, Fabio Uggeri, Luca Gianotti
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) to treat mild biliary acute pancreatitis (MBAP) during index admission is recommended. However, the optimal surgical timing is controversial, considering that patients are actually often discharged from hospital and readmitted for elective cholecystectomy. Moreover, previous studies showed an uneven patients' stratification for pancreatitis severity. The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of patients homogenously categorised for MBAP according to the newest pancreatitis classifications, undergoing cholecystectomy with different timing...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421667/serum-levels-of-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-reflect-the-severity-of-chronic-pancreatitis
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Takashi Fujiyama, Tetsuhide Ito, Keijiro Ueda, Yuichi Tachibana, Kohei Yasunaga, Masami Miki, Takehiro Takaoka, Lingaku Lee, Ken Kawabe, Yoshihiro Ogawa
AIM: To evaluate the utility of serum Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2 binding protein (WFA(+) -M2BP) level as a marker for chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS: We measured serum WFA(+) -M2BP level of 74 patients with CP who had undergone endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and 30 normal controls (NC) using the glycan sugar chain-based immunoassay and examined the relationship between serum WFA(+) -M2BP level and Cambridge classification...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419583/a-comparison-of-multi-factor-scoring-systems-and-single-serum-markers-for-the-early-prediction-of-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
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Wen-Hua He, Yin Zhu, Yong Zhu, Qi Jin, Hong-Rong Xu, Zhi-Juan Xion, Min Yu, Liang Xia, Pi Liu, Nong-Hua Lu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to clarify whether the current scoring systems and single serum markers used in pancreatitis remain applicable for the early prediction of infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN), the severity and mortality of acute pancreatitis (AP) in accordance with the revised Atlanta and determinant-based classifications. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data from 708 consecutive patients with AP were prospectively collected between January 2011 and December 2012...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412403/a-further-development-of-the-qnar-model-to-predict-the-cellular-uptake-of-nanoparticles-by-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Feng Luan, Lili Tang, Lihong Zhang, Shuang Zhang, Maykel Cruz Monteagudo, M Natália D S Cordeiro
Nanotechnology has led to the development of new nanomaterials with unique properties and a wide variety of applications. In the present study, we focused on the cellular uptake of a group of nanoparticles with a single metal core by pancreatic cancer cells, which has been studied by Yap et al. (Rsc Advances, 2012, 2 (2):8489-8496) using classification models. In this work, the development of a further Quantitative Nanostructure-Activity Relationship (QNAR) model was performed by linear multiple linear regression (MLR) and nonlinear artificial neural network (ANN) techniques to accurately predict the cellular uptake values of these compounds by dividing them into three groups...
April 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409377/laparoscopic-radical-antegrade-modular-pancreatosplenectomy-for-left-sided-pancreatic-cancer-using-the-ligament-of-treitz-approach
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Yusuke Ome, Kazuki Hashida, Mitsuru Yokota, Yoshio Nagahisa, Okabe Michio, Kazuyuki Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (Lap-DP) for benign lesions or those with low malignant potential has been proven safe and effective, and its performance is now widespread [1-3]. Lap-DP for left-sided pancreatic cancer (PC) is also being increasingly performed. According to some reports, Lap-DP has superior short-term outcomes (blood loss, postoperative hospital stay) and comparable oncological outcomes and overall survival with those of open distal pancreatectomy (Op-DP) [4-6]...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407088/borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-conceptual-evolution-and-current-approach-to-image-based-classification
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J W Gilbert, B Wolpin, T Clancy, J Wang, H Mamon, A B Shinagare, J Jagannathan, M Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic imaging plays a critical role in the initial diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Over the past decade, the concept of "borderline resectable" pancreatic cancer has emerged to describe a distinct subset of patients existing along the spectrum from resectable to locally advanced disease for whom a microscopically margin-positive (R1) resection is considered relatively more likely, primarily due to the relationship of the primary tumor with surrounding vasculature...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405150/comparing-acid-steatocrit-and-faecal-elastase-estimations-for-use-in-m-annheim-staging-for-pancreatitis
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M Ganesh Kamath, C Ganesh Pai, Asha Kamath, Annamma Kurien
AIM: To compare two tests for exocrine pancreatic function (EPF) for use in M-ANNHEIM staging for pancreatitis. METHODS: One hundred and ninety four consecutive patients with acute pancreatitis (AP; n = 13), recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP; n = 65) and chronic pancreatitis (CP; n = 116) were enrolled. EPF was assessed by faecal elastase-1 (FE-1) estimation and stool fat excretion by the acid steatocrit method. Patients were classified as per M-ANNHEIM stages separately based on the results of the two tests for comparison...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403081/evaluation-of-extrapancreatic-inflammation-on-abdominal-computed-tomography-as-an-early-predictor-of-organ-failure-in-acute-pancreatitis-as-defined-by-the-revised-atlanta-classification
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Chenyang Chen, Zixing Huang, Hang Li, Bin Song, Fang Yuan
The aim of the study was to determine whether extrapancreatic inflammation on computed tomography (EPIC) is helpful in predicting organ failure in the early phase of acute pancreatitis (AP) as defined by the 2012 revised Atlanta classification.Patients (n = 208) who underwent abdominal computed tomography (CT) within 24 hours after AP onset and admission were retrospectively identified. Each patient's EPIC score, Balthazar score, bedside index of severity in acute pancreatitis (BISAP), and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) score were obtained...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400627/molecular-subtypes-in-cancers-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Maarten F Bijlsma, Anguraj Sadanandam, Patrick Tan, Louis Vermeulen
Malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract are among the most common human cancers. The distinct tissues of origin give rise to a diverse set of diseases, such as colorectal cancer, pancreatic carcinoma and gastric cancers, with each associating with specific clinical features. Genomic and transcriptomic analyses have further defined the heterogeneity that occurs within these cancers by identifying so-called molecular subtypes. These subtypes are characterized by specific genetic aberrations and expression signatures that suggest important biological differences...
April 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396721/resection-of-complex-pancreatic-injuries-benchmarking-postoperative-complications-using-the-accordion-classification
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Jake E Krige, Eduard Jonas, Sandie R Thomson, Urda K Kotze, Mashiko Setshedi, Pradeep H Navsaria, Andrew J Nicol
AIM: To benchmark severity of complications using the Accordion Severity Grading System (ASGS) in patients undergoing operation for severe pancreatic injuries. METHODS: A prospective institutional database of 461 patients with pancreatic injuries treated from 1990 to 2015 was reviewed. One hundred and thirty patients with AAST grade 3, 4 or 5 pancreatic injuries underwent resection (pancreatoduodenectomy, n = 20, distal pancreatectomy, n = 110), including 30 who had an initial damage control laparotomy (DCL) and later definitive surgery...
March 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381378/severe-acute-pancreatitis-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-surgical-management
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Mark Portelli, Christopher David Jones
BACKGROUND: Severe acute pancreatitis is a subtype of acute pancreatitis, associated with multiple organ failure and systemic inflammatory response syndrome. In this qualitative review we looked at the principles of pathogenesis, classification and surgical management of severe acute pancreatitis. We also looked at the current shift in paradigm in the management of severe acute pancreatitis since the guideline developed by the British Society of Gastroenterology. DATA SOURCES: Studies published between 1st January 1991 and 31st December 2015 were identified with PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and Google Scholar online search engines using the following Medical Subject Headings: "acute pancreatitis, necrosis, mortality, pathogenesis, incidence" and the terms "open necrosectomy and minimally invasive necrosectomy"...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376184/a-plasma-biomarker-panel-to-identify-surgically-resectable-early-stage-pancreatic-cancer
#15
Seetharaman Balasenthil, Ying Huang, Suyu Liu, Tracey Marsh, Jinyun Chen, Sanford A Stass, Debra KuKuruga, Randall Brand, Nanyue Chen, Marsha L Frazier, J Jack Lee, Sudhir Srivastava, Subrata Sen, Ann McNeill Killary
Background: Blood-based biomarkers for early detection of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are urgently needed. Current biomarkers lack high sensitivity and specificity for population screening. The gold-standard biomarker, CA 19-9, also fails to demonstrate the predictive value necessary for early detection. Methods: To validate a functional genomics-based plasma migration signature biomarker panel, plasma tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), tenascin C (TNC-FN III-C), and CA 19-9 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in three early-stage PDAC plasma cohorts, including two independent blinded validation cohorts containing a total of 43 stage I, 163 stage II, 86 chronic pancreatitis, 31 acute biliary obstruction, and 108 controls...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375947/chronic-pancreatitis-like-change-in-brca2-mutation-carriers
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Meir Mizrahi, Jennifer F Tseng, Daniel Wong, Nadine Tung, Mariam F Eskander, Tyler M Berzin, Douglas K Pleskow, Mandeep S Sawhney
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia lesions can appear as chronic pancreatitis-like changes on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The aim of our study was to determine if BRCA2 mutation carriers were more likely than noncarriers to demonstrate chronic pancreatitis-like changes on EUS. METHODS: Patients with BRCA2 mutations referred for EUS were identified (cases) from an endoscopy database. Controls were matched with cases in a 2:1 ratio for sex, date EUS was performed, endoscopist, and echoendoscope...
May 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369809/prospective-trial-to-evaluate-the-prognostic-value-of-different-nutritional-assessment-scores-in-pancreatic-surgery-nurimas-pancreas
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P Probst, S Haller, T Bruckner, A Ulrich, O Strobel, T Hackert, M K Diener, M W Büchler, P Knebel
BACKGROUND: Preoperative nutritional status has an impact on patients' clinical outcome. For pancreatic surgery, however, it is unclear which nutritional assessment scores adequately assess malnutrition associated with postoperative outcome. METHODS: Patients scheduled for elective pancreatic surgery at the University of Heidelberg were screened for eligibility. Twelve nutritional assessment scores were calculated before operation, and patients were categorized as either at risk or not at risk for malnutrition by each score...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367231/molecular-subtyping-of-pancreatic-cancer-translating-genomics-and-transcriptomics-into-the-clinic
#18
REVIEW
Yongxing Du, Bangbo Zhao, Ziwen Liu, Xiaoxia Ren, Wenjing Zhao, Zongze Li, Lei You, Yupei Zhao
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most lethal malignancies, and insights into both personalized diagnosis and intervention of this disease are urgently needed. The rapid development of sequencing technologies has enabled the successive completion of a series of genetic and epigenetic sequencing studies of pancreatic cancer. The mutational landscape of pancreatic cancer is generally portrayed in terms of somatic mutations, structural variations, epigenetic alterations and the core signaling pathways. In recent years, four significant molecular subtype classifications of pancreatic cancer have been proposed based on the expression of transcription factors and downstream targets or the distribution of structural rearrangements...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365128/diagnosing-autoimmune-pancreatitis-with-the-unifying-autoimmune-pancreatitis-criteria
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Alexander Schneider, Henrik Michaely, Felix Rückert, Christel Weiss, Philipp Ströbel, Sebastian Belle, Michael Hirth, Torsten J Wilhelm, Stephan L Haas, Ralf Jesenofsky, Stefan Schönberg, Alexander Marx, Manfred V Singer, Matthias P Ebert, Roland H Pfützer, J Matthias Löhr
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We had developed the Unifying-Autoimmune-Pancreatitis-Criteria (U-AIP) to diagnose autoimmune pancreatitis (AiP) within the M-ANNHEIM classification of chronic pancreatitis. In 2011, International-Consensus-Diagnostic-Criteria (ICDC) to diagnose AiP have been published. We had applied the U-AIP long before the ICDC were available. The aims of the study were, first, to describe patients with AiP diagnosed by the U-AIP; second, to compare diagnostic accuracies of the U-AIP and other diagnostic systems; third, to evaluate the clinical applicability of the U-AIP...
March 18, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364277/pediatric-choledochal-cysts-diagnosis-and-current-management
#20
REVIEW
Kevin C Soares, Seth D Goldstein, Mounes A Ghaseb, Ihab Kamel, David J Hackam, Timothy M Pawlik
Choledochal cysts are rare congenital disorders first described by Vater and Ezler in 1723. Their exact etiology remains incompletely understood; however, an anomalous pancreaticobiliary union (APBDU) and subsequent reflux of biliary contents into the biliary tree are thought to play a role. Accordingly, APBDU-associated choledochal cyst patients are significantly more likely to have evidence of hepatitis, cholangitis or pancreatitis and pathologically confirmed inflammation. In 1977, Todani and colleagues modified the original Alonso-Lej classification to include five types of CC...
March 31, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
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