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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310347/radical-antegrade-modular-pancreatosplenectomy-for-adenocarcinomaof-the-body-of-the-pancreas-in-a-patient-with-portal-annular-pancreas-aberrant-hepatic-artery-and-absence-of-the-celiac-trunk-a-case-report
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Hao Yuan, Pengfei Wu, Jianmin Chen, Zipeng Lu, Lei Chen, Jishu Wei, Feng Guo, Baobao Cai, Jie Yin, Dong Xu, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
RATIONALE: Portal annular pancreas is a rare anatomic variation, where the uncinated process of the pancreas connects with the dorsal pancreas and the pancreas tissue encases the portal vein (PV), superior mesenteric vein (SMV) or splenic vein (SV). Malignancies are quite uncommon in the patients, who have an annular pancreas especially portal annular pancreas. Ectopic common hepatic artery and absence of the celiac trunk (CT) are the other infrequent abnormalities. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 74-year-old man suffered from upper abdominal and back pain...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284677/munc18c-depletion-attenuates-caerulein-hyperstimulation-induced-pancreatitis
#2
Subhankar Dolai, Tao Liang, Abrahim I Orabi, Li Xie, Douglas Holmyard, Tanveer A Javed, Nestor A Fernandez, Huanli Xie, Mark S Cattral, Debbie C Thurmond, Peter Thorn, Herbert Y Gaisano
Epithelial pancreatic acinar cells perform crucial functions in food digestion, and acinar cell homoeostasis required for secretion of digestive enzymes relies on SNARE-mediated exocytosis. The ubiquitously expressed Sec1/Munc18 protein mammalian uncoordinated-18c (Munc18c) regulates membrane fusion by activating syntaxin-4 (STX-4) to bind cognate SNARE proteins to form a SNARE complex that mediates exocytosis in many cell types. However, in the acinar cell, Munc18c's functions in exocytosis and homeostasis remain inconclusive...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273469/circulating-triacylglycerols-but-not-pancreatic-fat-associate-with-insulin-secretion-in-healthy-humans
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Bettina Nowotny, Sabine Kahl, Birgit Klüppelholz, Barbara Hoffmann, Guido Giani, Roshan Livingstone, Peter J Nowotny, Valerie Stamm, Christian Herder, Andrea Tura, Giovanni Pacini, Jong-Hee Hwang, Michael Roden
BACKGROUND: Loss of adequate insulin secretion for the prevailing insulin resistance is critical for the development of type 2 diabetes and has been suggested to result from circulating lipids (triacylglycerols [TG] or free fatty acids) and/or adipocytokines or from ectopic lipid storage in the pancreas. This study aimed to address whether circulating lipids, adipocytokines or pancreatic fat primarily associate with lower insulin secretion. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Nondiabetic persons (n=73), recruited from the general population, underwent clinical examinations, fasting blood drawing to measure TG and adipocytokines and oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT) to assess basal and dynamic insulin secretion and sensitivity indices...
December 19, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210770/in-vitro-generation-of-glucose-responsive-insulin-secreting-cells-from-pancreatic-and-duodenal-homeobox-1-overexpressing-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-from-diabetic-patient
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Bahareh Rajaei, Mehdi Shamsara, Mohammad Hossein Sanati
Pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1 (PDX1), a member of the homeodomain-containing transcription factor family, is a key transcription factor for pancreas development and mature β-cell function. In this study, induced overexpression of PDX1 resulted in producing susceptible cells for pancreatic differentiation and was well beneficial to enhance β-cell production, maturation, function, and survival. Induced PDX1 overexpression in harmony with a set of signaling molecules involves in guiding the signaling pathways toward pancreas development, leaded to high-efficient in vitro generation of ectopic insulin-producing cells (IPCs) with the effectively reduced number of polyhormonal cells and increased number of INS single-positive cells...
November 27, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167188/severe-panniculitis-and-polyarthritis-caused-by-acinar-cell-carcinoma-arising-from-an-ectopic-pancreas
#5
Marc Plier, Patrick Durez, Mina Komuta, Alexandros Raptis
The pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis (PPP) syndrome is a rare condition caused by pancreatic diseases, such as acute or chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic carcinoma. We report the first case of PPP syndrome caused by metastatic acinar cell carcinoma from an ectopic pancreas. The symptoms were successfully managed by the treatment of the metastatic carcinoma. Pancreatic cytosteatonecrosis should be always considered in a patient who is showing symptoms of panniculitis and polyarthritis.
November 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142011/effect-of-distinct-lifestyle-interventions-on-mobilization-of-fat-storage-pools-the-central-mri-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yftach Gepner, Ilan Shelef, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Hila Zelicha, Lilac Tene, Anat Yaskolka Meir, Gal Tsaban, Noa Cohen, Nitzan Bril, Michal Rein, Dana Serfaty, Shira Kenigsbuch, Oded Komy, Arik Wolak, Yoash Chassidim, Rachel Golan, Hilla Avni-Hassid, Avital Bilitzky, Benjamin Sarusi, Eyal Goshen, Elad Shemesh, Yaakov Henkin, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Joachim Thiery, Uta Ceglarek, Assaf Rudich, Meir J Stampfer, Iris Shai
Background -We aimed to assess whether distinct lifestyle strategies can differentially affect specific body adipose depots. Methods -We performed an eighteen-month randomized controlled trial among 278 sedentary adults with abdominal obesity (75%) or dyslipidemia in an isolated workplace with a monitored provided lunch. Participants were randomized to iso-caloric low-fat (LF) or Mediterranean/low-carbohydrate (MED/LC) diet+28g walnuts/day with/without added moderate physical activity (PA;80% aerobic; supervised/free gym membership)...
November 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117940/etv4-facilitates-cell-cycle-progression-in-pancreatic-cells-through-transcriptional-regulation-of-cyclin-d1
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Nikhil Tyagi, Sachin K Deshmukh, Sanjeev K Srivastava, Shafquat Azim, Aamir Ahmad, Ahmed Al-Ghadhban, Ajay P Singh, James E Carter, Bin Wang, Seema Singh
The ETS family transcription factor ETV4 is aberrantly expressed in a variety of human tumors and plays an important role in carcinogenesis through upregulation of relevant target gene expression. Here, it is demonstrated that ETV4 is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer (PC) tissues as compared to the normal pancreas, and is associated with enhanced growth and rapid cell cycle progression of PC cells. ETV4 expression was silenced through stable expression of a specific short-interfering hairpin RNA (shRNA) in two PC cell lines (ASPC1 and Colo357), while it was ectopically expressed in BXPC3 cells...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104610/functional-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour-causing-cushing-s-syndrome-the-effect-of-chemotherapy-on-clinical-symptoms
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Paulo Henrique do Amor Divino, Katia Regina Marchetti, Madson Q Almeida, Rachel P Riechelmann
Background: Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases that can originate from any part of the gastrointestinal tract, bronchi, thyroid and pancreas. These tumours may be functioning or not depending on their ability to produce active substances, such as adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). ACTH-producing pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours are rare, with limited data about effective antitumor therapies. Case Report: A 58-year-old man with a history of type-2 diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension was diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome (CS) secondary to an ACTH ectopic production from a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas metastatic to the liver...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096722/pdx1-neurogenin-3-and-mafa-critical-transcription-regulators-for-beta-cell-development-and-regeneration
#9
REVIEW
Yaxi Zhu, Qian Liu, Zhiguang Zhou, Yasuhiro Ikeda
Transcription factors regulate gene expression through binding to specific enhancer sequences. Pancreas/duodenum homeobox protein 1 (PDX1), Neurogenin-3 (NEUROG3), and V-maf musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog A (MAFA) are transcription factors critical for beta cell development and maturation. NEUROG3 is expressed in endocrine progenitor cells and controls islet differentiation and regeneration. PDX1 is essential for the development of pancreatic exocrine and endocrine cells including beta cells...
November 2, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063495/calcitonin-producing-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-clinicopathological-study-of-25-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Silvia Uccella, Annika Blank, Roberta Maragliano, Fausto Sessa, Aurel Perren, Stefano La Rosa
Increased levels of circulating calcitonin are a clue in the diagnosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma. However, hypercalcitoninemia can also be related to other pathological conditions, including pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs). Ectopic hormonal production is not unusual in both functioning and non-functioning PanNENs; however, little is known about the frequency of calcitonin expression in these neoplasms. The aims of this study were to assess the frequency of calcitonin immunoreactivity in PanNENs, independently from serum calcitonin levels, and to evaluate the clinicopathological and prognostic features of calcitonin-immunoreactive (Cal-IR) PanNENs, including a comparison with cases already reported in the literature...
December 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984071/type-2-diabetes-does-pancreatic-fat-really-matter
#11
REVIEW
Valeria Guglielmi, Paolo Sbraccia
With the increasing prevalence of obesity, the interest of research in nonalcoholic fatty pancreas disease (NAFPD) has grown. Even though the pancreas appears more susceptible to lipid accumulation compared with the liver, NAFPD has been less investigated due to the limits in detecting techniques. Several definitions and synonyms for NAFPD are used by authors and can be misleading. This, together with differences in methodology and ethnicity, make the integration and comparison of studies on this topic challenging...
October 5, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951741/lone-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-isolated-chest-wall-malignancy
#12
Joseph Allencherril, Sebastian Bruera, Ronan Allencherril, Richard J Hamill
Herein we describe the case of an elderly diabetic gentleman presenting with a two-week history of dyspnea and nonproductive cough, found to have a large left anterolateral chest wall mass. Further characterization through computed tomography (CT) of the chest revealed a soft tissue mass in the left anterior lower hemithorax found to be hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The liver, spleen, and pancreas were unremarkable. Diagnostic labs were unremarkable. The patient had no history of hepatitis, alcohol abuse, or illicit substance use...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949124/diagnosis-and-management-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome-in-2017
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Claudio DE Angelis, Pablo Cortegoso Valdivia, Ludovica Venezia, Mauro Bruno, Rinaldo Pellicano
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES) is a clinical syndrome characterized by gastric acid hypersecretion due to the ectopic secretion of gastrin by a gastrinoma, a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) which mostly develops in the duodenum and in the pancreas. This syndrome was first described by Zollinger and Ellison in 1964; if left untreated, ZES can lead to multiple complications mainly due to gastric hypersecretion and some patients can suffer from the complications of an advanced metastatic disease. Although its clinical features are considered typical, the diagnosis of ZES is often challenging for the clinician...
September 25, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942436/the-color-of-fat-and-its-central-role-in-the-development-and-progression-of-metabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Melania Gaggini, Fabrizia Carli, Amalia Gastaldelli
Excess caloric intake does not always translate to an expansion of the subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and increase in fat mass. It is now recognized that adipocyte type (white, WAT, or brown, BAT), size (large vs. small) and metabolism are important factors for the development of cardiometabolic diseases. When the subcutaneous adipose tissue is not able to expand in response to increased energy intake the excess substrate is stored as visceral adipose tissue or as ectopic fat in tissues as muscle, liver and pancreas...
September 25, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937483/diagnosis-of-mesenteric-ectopic-pancreas-by-secretin-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography
#15
Ana Moreno Pastor, José Ramón Olalla Muñoz, Pilar Esteban Delgado, Victoriano Soria Aledo
Ectopic pancreas (EP) is defined as pancreatic tissue found outside its usual anatomical position, with no ductal or vascular communication with the native pancreas.We report the case of a 59-year-old woman with a mesenteric jejunal EP initially suspected on computed tomography and confirmed by secretin-enhanced magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.Mesenteric EP is a very rare finding with nonspecific clinical presentation, so that, classic radiological findings have not been well described previously...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906401/transabdominal-ultrasonography-of-the-pancreas-is-superior-to-that-of-the-liver-for-detection-of-ectopic-fat-deposits-resulting-from-metabolic-syndrome
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shilin Li, Liyang Su, Guorong Lv, Weihong Zhao, Jianhui Chen
The aim of our study was to investigate the rate of nonalcoholic fatty pancreas disease (NAFPD) in the south China province of Fujian and its relationship to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic parameters.NAFPD is frequently identified on transabdominal ultrasound examination. The incidence of NAFPD varies from 16% to 69.7% depending on the country.A total of 256 subjects were recruited. Each was assessed by abdominal sonography to diagnose NAFLD and NAFPD. The ages, sexes, heights, weights, blood pressure, and detection of peripheral blood biochemical indices (cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL], and glucose) were recorded...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877730/pancreas-herniation-into-the-mediastinum-a-case-report
#17
Muhammad Shafiq, Moaviz B Badshah, Maaz B Badshah, Mashood B Badshah, James Watkins
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic tissue found in the mediastinum (both true ectopic and herniated pancreas) is rare. It becomes even more challenging when there are complications associated with this entity. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an unusual case of pancreatic herniation into the mediastinum in a 90-year-old Caucasian female. This patient initially presented with nausea and vomiting associated with abdominal pain. Serum lipase and amylase both were elevated. Computed tomography scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis revealed a large hiatal hernia with pancreas herniation into the mediastinum, with superimposed acute pancreatitis likely due to gallstone...
September 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858137/ectopic-pancreatic-tissue-in-the-wall-of-the-small-intestine-two-rare-case-reports
#18
Jiannan Li, Haibin Huang, Sibo Huo, Ying Liu, Guangmeng Xu, Hongwen Gao, Kai Zhang, Tongjun Liu
RATIONALE: Ectopic pancreas, which is a kind of rare congenital disease, forms during embryonic development. It can occur throughout the whole gastrointestinal tract, but has a low tendency to develop in the wall of the small intestine. It is easy for patients with ectopic pancreases to be misdiagnosed because the symptoms are untypical and can vary. PATIENT CONCERNS: In the present study, we reported two rare cases of ectopic pancreatic tissue in the wall of the small intestine, which presented with obvious abdominal pain and distention...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836514/ectopic-pancreas-in-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-is-endosonographic-diagnosis-reliable-data-from-the-german-endoscopic-ultrasound-registry-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Uwe Gottschalk, Christoph F Dietrich, Christian Jenssen
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pancreas (EP) belongs to the most frequent subepithelial lesions (SELs) of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In the majority of cases, it is detected incidentally. Differential diagnosis from mesenchymal subepithelial tumors may be difficult. METHODS: Among 24,308 endosonographic examinations and interventions, which were prospectively enrolled in the database of the German Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Registry from January 2009 to August 2013, 575 were performed for suspected SELs of the upper GI tract...
August 24, 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819577/the-role-of-laparoscopy-in-the-management-of-a-diagnostic-dilemma-jejunal-ectopic-pancreas-developing-into-jejunojejunal-intussusception
#20
Alessio Giordano, Giovanni Alemanno, Carlo Bergamini, Paolo Prosperi, Alessandro Bruscino, Andrea Valeri
Ectopic pancreas (EP) is a rare congenital anomaly defined as the presence of pancreatic tissue in topographic anomaly. It is usually silent but it may become clinically evident when complicated by acute conditions. The development of laparoscopic surgery has changed the way to manage such conditions, especially in the setting of emergency surgery, thanks to its diagnostic and therapeutic role with excellent results. We decided to perform an emergency diagnostic exploratory laparoscopy in a 29-year-old man with an acute abdomen and nonspecific radiological images for intestinal occlusion...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
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