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tropical pancreatitis

Sisandra Sousa, Maria J Rocha, Eduardo Rocha
The guppy is a tropical fish that has been used as an experimental model organism in science. It is a species well adapted to the natural environment and that can support adverse environmental conditions, and so, at occasions, its presence can be indicative of environmental disturbances. Moreover, as the liver is very important when studying fish diseases, the knowledge of normal microanatomy is essential to assess histological changes, e.g., related to environmental change or toxic pollutants. The target organ of this histological study is the liver...
February 2018: Tissue & Cell
Kvs Hari Kumar, A K Sood, M Manrai
BACKGROUND: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) leads to malabsorption and metabolic bone disease (MBD). Alcoholic CP (ACP) and tropical CP (TCP) are the two common types of CP. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the presence of occult MBD in patients with CP and compared the same between ACP and TCP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional, observational study, we included serial patients of CP in different stages and are grouped as ACP (Group 1; n = 67) and TCP (Group 2; n = 35)...
September 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Christopher R Vakoc, David A Tuveson
<b/> Pathways that stimulate metastasis of pancreatic cancer cells are critical for understanding tumor evolution and can serve as potential therapeutic targets. The microenvironment produces a host of metabolic perturbations and tropic factors that may play a formative role in this process. Cancer Discov; 7(10); 1067-8. ©2017 AACR. See related article by Chiou et al., p. 1184 .
October 2017: Cancer Discovery
K V S Hari Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Manish Manrai, A K Sood
INTRODUCTION: Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is a risk factor for diabetes and we investigated the amount of VAT in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS: Serial patients with CP seen between January 2015 and June 2016 were included in this cross-sectional, observational study. The study population was divided into alcoholic CP (group 1; N = 67) and tropical CP (group 2; N = 35). VAT was estimated using bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) methods...
October 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
Santosh Singh Bhadoriya, Aditya Ganeshpurkar, Ravi Pratap Singh Bhadoriya, Sanjeev Kumar Sahu, Jay Ram Patel
BACKGROUND: Tamarindus is a monotypic genus and belongs to the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the family Leguminosae (Fabaceae), Tamarindus indica L., commonly known as Tamarind tree is one of the most important multipurpose tropical fruit tree species in the India, Sudan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and entire subcontinent. METHODS: Hydroethanolic seed coat extract of Tamarindus indica (HETI) was assessed for presence of phytoconstituents and selection of optimum dose through acute and sub acute toxicity study...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Rayinda Rahmadhani, Nur Lisa Zaharan, Zahurin Mohamed, Foong Ming Moy, Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin
BACKGROUND: The vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene is expressed abundantly in different tissues; including adipocytes and pancreatic beta cells. The rs1544410 or BsmI single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the intronic region of the VDR gene has been previously associated with vitamin D levels, obesity and insulin resistance. AIMS: This study was aimed to examine the association between BsmI polymorphism and risk of vitamin D deficiency, obesity and insulin resistance in adolescents living in a tropical country...
2017: PloS One
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June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H M M T B Herath, Thenuka Sivasundaram, R Constantine, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Run Rat® is a rodenticide widely used against small mammals. It comprises of a minimum of 32% zinc phosphide which is highly toxic in acute exposures to humans. It may be consumed accidentally or intentionally. It enters the body via skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. Zinc phosphide is hydrolyzed by the gastric acid and is transformed into phosphine gas. Phosphine is a respiratory toxin that inhibits cytochrome C oxidase system resulting in renal failure and liver failure...
May 25, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
K V S Hari Kumar, Manish Manrai, A K Sood, Rahul Sharma
OBJECTIVE: Insulin resistance (IR) and beta cell dysfunction are the pathophysiological determinants of the diabetes mellitus (DM). We investigated the presence of IR in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and compared the same with the underlying etiology. METHODS: In this cross-sectional, observational study, we included serial patients of CP presented to our hospital. The study population is in different stages of CP and are grouped as alcoholic CP (Group 1; N=67) and tropical CP (Group 2; N=35)...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Ashish Kumar Jha, Mahesh Kumar Goenka, Usha Goenka
There is a wide variation in the clinical presentation of chronic pancreatitis (CP) in the different parts of India. Data regarding the clinical profile of CP from eastern India are scarce. We describe the clinical and demographic profiles of patients with CP in eastern India. Consecutive patients were evaluated for the clinical presentation, etiology and complication of CP. One hundred and thirty-nine patients with CP (mean age 39.57±14.88 years; M/F 3.48:1) were included. Idiopathic CP (50.35%) was the most common etiology followed by alcohol (33...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Luis Sarmiento, Gun Frisk, Mahesh Anagandula, Monika Hodik, Ilaria Barchetta, Eitan Netanyah, Eduardo Cabrera-Rode, Corrado M Cilio
Human enteroviruses (HEV), especially coxsackievirus serotype B (CVB) and echovirus (E), have been associated with diseases of both the exocrine and endocrine pancreas, but so far evidence on HEV infection in human pancreas has been reported only in islets and ductal cells. This study aimed to investigate the capability of echovirus strains to infect human exocrine and endocrine pancreatic cells. Infection of explanted human islets and exocrine cells with seven field strains of E6 caused cytopathic effect, virus titer increase and production of HEV protein VP1 in both cell types...
January 30, 2017: Viruses
Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Mona Sepehrar, Shiva Kumar Bangalore Raja, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju, Mounica Kumbhat, Deepak Sathyanarayana, Siddharth Gummadi, Hemanth Kumar Burra
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne arthropod-borne viral (arboviral) tropical disease in humans affecting 50-528 million people worldwide. The acute abdominal complications of dengue fever are acute appendicitis, acute pancreatitis, acute acalculous cholecystitis and non-specific peritonitis. Acute pancreatitis with new onset diabetes in dengue shock syndrome (DSS) is very rarely reported. We describe a case of 30-year-old man admitted in intensive care unit and was diagnosed with DSS with RT-PCR, NS1 antigen and dengue IgM antibody being positive...
November 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Aaron Kangas-Dick, Umair Khan, Oluwafunbi Awoniyi, Shanza Waqar, Nu Nwe Tun, Karthikeyan Viswanathan, Cynthia Wong
Tropical Calcific Pancreatitis (TCP) is a type of chronic calcific nonalcoholic pancreatitis. Similar to nonalcoholic chronic pancreatitis, it presents in the second and third decades of life; however this type is reported mostly in the developing tropical and subtropical countries. It is associated with the formation of pancreatic calculi and a high probability of developing insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Epidemiologic studies have shown that these patients have an increased risk of developing pancreatic carcinoma...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Maria S V Santos, Cláudio G L Silva, Basílio Silva Neto, Cícero R P Grangeiro Júnior, Victor H G Lopes, Antônio G Teixeira Júnior, Deryk A Bezerra, João V C P Luna, Josué B Cordeiro, Jucier Gonçalves Júnior, Marcos A P Lima
OBJECTIVE: Scorpion stings are registered worldwide, but the incidence and the features of the envenomations vary depending on the region. The aim of this review was to summarize the epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic data worldwide regarding humans stung by scorpions. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted through the online databases of the Virtual Health Library (VHL), which hosts Medline and the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Informational (LILACS) database...
December 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
M Ganesh Kamath, C Ganesh Pai, Asha Kamath
BACKGROUND: Little data exist on the progression of recurrent acute (RAP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) from regions from where the entity of tropical chronic pancreatitis was originally described. The study aimed to follow up patients with RAP and CP seen at a southern Indian centre for progression of disease over time. METHODS: Prospectively enrolled patients with RAP and CP were followed up, and the alcoholic and idiopathic subgroups were assessed for progression of structural and functional changes in the organ...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Sung S Choi, Kichul Yoon, Seon-A Choi, Seung-Bin Yoon, Seung U Kim, Hong J Lee
Advanced pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignant human diseases lacking effective treatment. Its extremely low survival rate necessitates development of novel therapeutic approach. Human neural stem cells (NSCs) are known to have tumor-tropic effect. We genetically engineered them to express rabbit carboxyl esterase (F3.CE), which activates prodrug CPT-11(irinotecan) into potent metabolite SN-38. We found significant inhibition of the growth of BxPC3 human pancreatic cancer cell line in vitro by F3...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
Rakesh Bhadade, Rosemarie de'Souza, Minal Harde, Dileep Asgaonkar, Nilesh Tuplondhe
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a clinical syndrome of severe dyspnoea of rapid onset, hypoxemia, and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates leading to respiratory failure in the absence of cardiac failure. We did the study to asses various aetiologies of ARDS, to determine the correlation between the diagnostic criteria, mortality predictors, need of mechanical ventilation and the outcome of patients. This was an observational, prospective study in medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a tertiary care hospital, over a period of 15 months...
November 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Niteen D Karnik, Anish V Gupta
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a fulminant clinical disorder of varied etiology, characterized by diffuse lung injury and severe hypoxemia. It is a leading cause of ICU admission and the associated high mortality has sparked a lot of research on etiology, outcome, scoring systems, mortality predictors, biomarkers including inflammatory cytokines and even genomics in ARDS. The previously used AECC (American European Consensus Conference) definition (1994) of ARDS was replaced by the recent Berlin definition (2012) so as to improve its validity and reliability...
November 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Zhihai Chen, Lin Liu, Yanning Lv, Wei Zhang, Jiandong Li, Yi Zhang, Tian Di, Shuo Zhang, Jingyuan Liu, Jie Li, Jing Qu, Wenhao Hua, Chuan Li, Peng Wang, Quanfu Zhang, Yanli Xu, Rongmeng Jiang, Qin Wang, Lijuan Chen, Shiwen Wang, Xinghuo Pang, Mifang Liang, Xuejun Ma, Xingwang Li, Quanyi Wang, Fujie Zhang, Dexin Li
Yellow fever (YF) is a viral disease endemic to the tropical regions of Africa and South America. An outbreak of YF has been occurring in Angola, since the beginning of 2016. In March 2016, a 32-year-old Chinese man who returned from Angola was hospitalized and diagnosed with the first case of imported YF in China. Clinical observations, blood viral RNA detection, serological testing and treatments for the patient were performed daily. The virus was isolated in Vero cells, and the complete viral genome was sequenced and analyzed using the next-generation genomic sequencing platform...
July 13, 2016: Emerging Microbes & Infections
Amit Chaturvedi, Monica Gupta, Shweta Bhardwaj, Dipti Handa
The clinical spectrum of scrub typhus ranges from mild to fatal depending on the virulence of bacterial strain, susceptibility of the host and promptness with which treatment is started. We report a case of a 14-year-old child with scrub typhus who developed acute pancreatitis. On serological confirmation, doxycycline therapy was started. The patient responded well and had no complications on follow-up. This case report highlights the importance of recognising an uncommon presentation of this common tropical disease, and its prompt diagnosis and early treatment for prevention of serious complications of the condition...
May 9, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
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