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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078124/advanced-biliary-tract-cancer-clinical-outcomes-with-abc-02-regimen-and-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-the-united-states
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Rishi Agarwal, Arun Sendilnathan, Nabeela Iffat Siddiqi, Shuchi Gulati, Abhimanyu Ghose, Changchun Xie, Olugbenga Olanrele Olowokure
BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine plus cisplatin (GC) is currently the standard regimen for advanced biliary tract cancers (BTC) based on the outcomes in ABC-02 trial. Multiple factors can affect outcomes in these patients. This retrospective review evaluates the University of Cincinnati experience with GC in advanced intrahepatic (IHC)/extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (EHC) and gall bladder carcinoma (GBC). METHODS: In this study approved by University of Cincinnati IRB, retrospective analysis of advanced BTC patients seen between 01/2008 and 01/2015 was done...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050471/spectrum-of-mdct-findings-in-bowel-obstruction-in-a-tertiary-care-rural-hospital-in-northern-india
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Ranjana Gupta, Puneet Mittal, Amit Mittal, Sharad Gupta, Kapish Mittal, Arpit Taneja
INTRODUCTION: Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) provides clinically and surgically important information in bowel obstruction. It can depict the severity, level and cause of obstruction. AIM: To depict the spectrum of MDCT findings in cases of small and large bowel obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Contrast enhanced MDCT examination of 50 patients were retrospectively included in the study who had evidence of clinical as well as MDCT evidence of bowel obstruction and in whom surgical/clinical follow-up for final diagnosis was available...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032091/comparative-evaluation-of-different-volumes-of-70-alcohol-in-celiac-plexus-block-for-upper-abdominal-malignsancies
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Archana Dolly, Sarita Singh, Ravi Prakash, Jaishri Bogra, Anita Malik, Vinita Singh
CONTEXT: Celiac plexus block (CPB) (is an effective way to reduce cancer-associated pain in upper abdominal malignancies. AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of different volumes of 70% alcohol in CPB. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients of carcinoma gall bladder were randomly divided into three groups (n = 10) to receive 20, 30, and 40 ml of 70% alcohol in CPB...
October 2016: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027900/amorphous-aggregate-adducts-of-linker-histone-h1-turn-highly-immunologic-in-the-cancers-of-oesophagus-stomach-gall-bladder-and-ovary
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Abdul Rouf Mir, Moinuddin, Safia Habib
Hyperglycaemic influence on carcinogenesis and tumour progression is emerging as a link between diabetes and cancer. This work establishes the disturbed structural integrity of nucleosomal linker histone H1 by methyglyoxal (MG) and then correlates the role of modified H1 in the auto-immunopathogenesis of multiple cancers. MG modification caused a loss of free ε-amino groups in H1 and raised its β-sheet structural component with a consequence of non amyloid aggregation. It changed the folding-unfolding denaturation pattern of H1 and attached itself to the lysine residues of the protein eventually making up N(ε)-(carboxyethyl) lysine...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929699/elucidating-trainee-effect-on-outcomes-for-general-gynecologic-and-urologic-oncology-procedures
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Megan Sippey, Konstantinos Spaniolas, Kevin R Kasten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical complications delay adjuvant therapy in oncology patients. Current literature remains unclear regarding resident effect on postoperative outcomes, with inappropriate coverage possibly endangering patients in spite of attending oversight. We assessed resident postgraduate year (PGY) effect on 30-day overall morbidity in cancer patients undergoing major intra-abdominal and non-abdominal surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing non-emergent major intra- and extra-abdominal operations from 2005-2012 were queried using the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888220/castleman-s-disease-in-carcinoma-gall-bladder
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Vijay Waman Dhakre, Sanjay Nagral, Aditya Jayesh Nanavati
Castleman's disease (CD) also known as angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia represents a group of uncommon non-clonal lymphoproliferation. We herein report a case of CD associated with carcinoma of the gall bladder. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first of its kind and has not been reported in the past. The hypothesis regarding the aetiopathogenesis of CD is that it is associated with interleukin-6 surges. This may be explained by the overproduction of IL-6 by tumour cells or IL-6 production due to a long-standing/smouldering localised inflammatory response...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790451/primary-pure-keratinising-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-rare-malignancy-with-aggressive-behaviour
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Mansi Chandna, Leela Pant, Malini Garg, Garima Singh, Sompal Singh
Primary well differentiated keratinising Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a rare gall bladder malignancy accounting for 3.3% of all gall bladder carcinomas. Here we present a case of a 70-year-old female with complaints of dyspepsia and right upper quadrant pain for 3 months. Ultrasonography showed gall stones along with thickened and irregular gall bladder wall. Grossly an exophytic growth was noted involving large part of the body of gall bladder. Histological features were of well differentiated SCC with extensive keratinisation involving full thickness of the wall...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770143/-1-h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-nmr-based-serum-metabolomics-of-human-gallbladder-inflammation
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Raj Kumar Sharma, Kumudesh Mishra, Alvina Farooqui, Anu Behari, Vinay Kumar Kapoor, Neeraj Sinha
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: We present in this article (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolic approach to screen the serum metabolic alterations in human gallbladder inflammation with chronic cholecystitis (CC). MATERIAL/METHODS: Total of 71 human serum samples was divided into two groups, (n = 41, CC) and (n = 30 control). (1)H NMR metabolic profiling was carried out for investigation of metabolic alterations. Multivariate statistical analysis was applied for pattern recognition and identification of metabolites playing crucial role in gallbladder inflammation...
January 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746621/delayed-severe-hemobilia-due-to-bilio-venous-fistula-after-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-treatment-with-covered-stent-placement
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Kumble S Madhusudhan, Nihar R Dash, Adil Afsan, Shivanand Gamanagatti, Deep N Srivastava, Arun K Gupta
Biliovenous fistula occurs due to development of a communication between hepatic duct and portal vein branches and is a rare complication of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). Most of them are self-limiting and only occasionally they need interventional management. Placement of biliary stent graft is a viable option. We present here a case of a 56-year-old male with carcinoma of gall bladder presenting with hemodynamic shock due to severe hemobilia after PTBD and treated successfully by biliary covered stent placement...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721277/does-hepatocyte-paraffin-1-expression-stand-a-role-in-determining-the-site-origin-of-an-adenocarcinoma-from-unknown-gastrointestinal-primary
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Rajni Yadav, Saurav Chopra, Aayushi Garg, Brijnandan Gupta, Prateek Kinra, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Prasenjit Das
BACKGROUND: Hepatocyte Paraffin 1 (Hep Par 1) was being extensively used to recognize the hepatocellular carcinomas, until recognition of its expression in tumors without hepatocellular differentiation. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze if Hep Par 1 stain can serve as a specific marker of the small intestinal (SI) adenocarcinomas, versus other gastrointestinal tract (GIT) primary tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cross-sectional study, normal GIT mucosa (n - 60), corresponding adenocarcinomas (n - 60) and nodal metastatic foci (n - 60) from the same patients, including 10 cases each from the esophagus, stomach, SI periampullary region, colon, rectum, and gall bladder were included...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599003/new-scoring-system-for-differentiating-xanthogranulomatous-cholecystitis-from-gall-bladder-carcinoma-a-tertiary-care-centre-experience
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Kishore Rajaguru, Siddharth Mehrotra, Shailendra Lalwani, Vivek Mangla, Naimish Mehta, Samiran Nundy
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) is an uncommon variant of chronic cholecystitis, characterized by a focal or diffuse destructive inflammatory process. The importance of XGC is that it mimics gall bladder carcinoma (GBC) both preoperatively and intra-operatively, as it can present with pericholecystic infiltration, hepatic involvement and lymphadenopathy. As a result of a misdiagnosis, which is not infrequent, the patient may undergo an unnecessary radical cholecystectomy rather than only a cholecystectomy, which is associated with a greater morbidity and mortality...
September 6, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529044/an-extremely-rare-case-of-advanced-metastatic-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-sinonasal-tract
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Yu Yu Thar, Poras Patel, Tiangui Huang, Elizabeth Guevara
Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SNEC) is a rare form of malignancy. It mainly presents as bronchogenic neoplasm, and the extrapulmonary form accounts for only 0.1% to 0.4% of all cancers. These extrapulmonary tumors have been described most frequently in the urinary bladder, prostate, esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, gall bladder, head and neck, cervix, and skin. Primary SNEC of the sinonasal tract is extremely rare with only less than 100 cases reported in the literature. Because of extreme rarity and aggressiveness of the tumor, the management for this entity varies considerably mandating multimodality approach...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509990/risk-factors-for-gallbladder-cancer-in-nepal-a-case-control-study
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D Tamrakar, Is Paudel, S Adhikary, B Rauniyar, Pk Pokharel
BACKGROUND: Gall bladder cancer (GBC) is highly fatal disease with poor prognosis, with a 5 year survival rate of <10%. It is relatively rare cancer worldwide; however it is the sixth cancer and second most common gastrointestinal tract cancer in Nepalese women. The study focused on associations of certain demographic, lifestyle, dietary, and reproductive factors with gall bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a hospitalbased matched case control study on newly diagnosed cases of primary GBC at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences and BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490345/liver-resection-for-non-colorectal-non-neuroendocrine-metastases
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Nicholas A R Clarke, Harsh A Kanhere, Markus I Trochsler, Guy J Maddern
OBJECTIVE: Liver resections for non-colorectal non-neuroendocrine liver metastases (NCNELM) are gaining popularity. This study examines the outcomes of liver resections in patients with NCNELM in an Australian hospital. METHOD: A database search identified 21 attempted liver resections on 20 patients (12 men, eight women, mean age: 63.1) from 1998 to 2013. A retrospective analysis considered patient demographics and primary malignancy details. Complication rates were compared to those for colorectal metastases at the same institution...
August 3, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475647/quantification-of-circulating-free-dna-as-a-diagnostic-marker-in-gall-bladder-cancer
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Swati Kumari, Shikha Tewari, Nuzhat Husain, Akash Agarwal, Anshuman Pandey, Ashish Singhal, Mohtashim Lohani
Gall bladder Carcinoma (GBC) is the fifth most common cancer of the digestive tract and frequently diagnosed in late stage of disease. Estimation of circulating free DNA (cfDNA) in serum has been applied as a "liquid biopsy" in several deep seated malignancies. Its value in diagnosis of gall bladder carcinoma has not been studied. The present study was designed to assess the role of cfDNA in the diagnosis of GBC and correlate levels with the TNM stage. Serum was collected from 34 patients with GBC and 39 age and sex matched controls including 22 cholecystitis and 17 healthy individuals...
July 30, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457720/the-combination-effects-of-body-acupuncture-and-auricular-acupressure-compared-to-sham-acupuncture-for-body-weight-control-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Linda L D Zhong, Wai Kun, Tsz Fung Lam, Shi Ping Zhang, Jun Jun Yang, Tat Chi Ziea, Bacon Ng, Zhao Xiang Bian
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition that is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Excess body weight is a risk factor contributing to diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, gall bladder disease, and some types of cancer. Almost all the Western anti-obesity drugs have adverse effects or body weight is regained upon cessation of therapy. Recent studies have found that acupuncture had a similar efficacy as the Western anti-obesity drugs with fewer reported adverse effects...
July 25, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437221/helicobacter-pylori-in-cholecystectomy-specimens-morphological-and-immunohistochemical-assessment
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Rashmi Patnayak, Venkatarami Reddy, Amitabh Jena, Siva Gavini, Asha Thota, Rukamangadha Nandyala, Amit Kumar Chowhan
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) is associated with gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric carcinoma and gastric lymphoma. Current literature describes presence of H.pylori in various extra-gastric locations and its association with many diseases. Apart from the conventional location of gastric and duodenal mucosa, H.pylori have been isolated and cultured from gallbladder. AIM: Analysis of cholecystectomy specimens to detect H.pylori by means of immunohistochemical staining...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381065/carcinoma-of-gall-bladder-with-distant-metastasis-to-breast-parenchyma-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-literature
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Damodara Kumaran, Manikandan Anamalai, Umesh Velu, Aruna Nambirajan, Pramod Kumar Julka
BACKGROUND: Gall bladder carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in India. Gall bladder cancer with metastasis to the breast is very rare. Herein we intend to report a case of carcinoma gall bladder with breast metastasis and a short review of the literature. METHODS: This report describes an interesting and unusual case of gall bladder carcinoma presenting with breast metastasis. CASE REPORT: A 38-year lady presented with complaints of right abdominal pain...
December 2016: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362364/silibinin-a-potential-old-drug-for-cancer-therapy
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Xing-Xing Zhu, Ya-Hui Ding, Yi Wu, Lin-Yan Qian, Hai Zou, Qiang He
INTRODUCTION: Silibinin is mixture of flavonolignans extracted from milk thistle and often has been used in the treatment of acute and chronic liver disorders caused by toxins, drug, alcohol and hepatitis and gall bladder disorders for its antioxidant and hepatoprotective properties. AREAS COVERED: However, increasing evidence suggest that silibinin is not solely limited in the treatment of these diseases. Further research suggests that silymarin may function diversely and may serve as a novel therapy for cancer therapy, such as lung cancer, prostatic cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating cancer cells growth, proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis and many other mechanism...
July 18, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27338241/high-expression-of-karyopherin-%C3%AE-2-and-stathmin-1-is-associated-with-proliferation-potency-and-transformation-in-the-bile-duct-and-gall-bladder-epithelia-in-the-cases-of-pancreaticobiliary-maljunction
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Fumiyoshi Saito, Kenichiro Araki, Takehiko Yokobori, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Akira Watanabe, Norio Kubo, Bolag Altan, Ken Shirabe, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUNDS AND OBJECTIVES: Pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) may be associated with an increased frequency of gall bladder cancer with no bile duct dilation. Karyopherin-α2 (KPNA2) and stathmin 1 (STMN1) were reported to play important roles in carcinogenesis and cancer progression. METHODS: Fifteen patients with PBM who underwent surgical resection between 1999 and 2014 were included in this study. Using immunohistochemistry, we investigated the expression of p53, Ki-67, KPNA2, and STMN1 in normal biliary tract epithelium, hyperplastic epithelium, and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) tissues...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
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