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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733732/predictive-risk-factors-associated-with-cholangitis-following-ercp
#1
Joshua Tierney, Neal Bhutiani, Bryce Stamp, John S Richey, Michael H Bahr, Gary C Vitale
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stent placement is used for the management of many pancreaticobiliary disorders. It is generally safe with a few short-term complications. The risk factors for the development of post-ERCP cholangitis due to stent occlusion have not been previously described. This study identified such risk factors among patients undergoing ERCP and stent placement for pancreatic or biliary obstruction. METHODS: 3648 ERCPs performed at the University of Louisville from 2008 to 2016 were reviewed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732391/a-new-intraductal-radiofrequency-ablation-device-for-inoperable-biliopancreatic-tumors-complicated-by-obstructive-jaundice-the-ignite-1-study
#2
Wim Laleman, Schalk van der Merwe, Len Verbeke, Dirk Vanbeckevoort, Raymond Aerts, Hans Prenen, Eric Van Cutsem, Chris Verslype
Background and study aims Biliary stenting of unresectable malignant bile duct obstruction is generally accepted as the standard of care but it can be hampered by tumor ingrowth and stent dysfunction. We aimed to test the feasibility, safety, and biliary patency rate of a new endoscopically applied intraductal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) device. Patients and methods Eighteen patients with inoperable malignant biliary obstruction underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-directed RFA and stenting...
July 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718673/ameliorative-effect-of-gallic-acid-in-doxorubicin-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-wistar-rats-through-antioxidant-defense-system
#3
Temidayo Olutayo Omobowale, Ademola Adetokunbo Oyagbemi, Uchechukwu Enwiwe Ajufo, Olumuyima Abiola Adejumobi, Olufunke Eunice Ola-Davies, Adeolu Alex Adedapo, Momoh Audu Yakubu
Hepatotoxicity has been found to be one of the main side effects associated with doxorubicin (Dox) administration in cancer therapy. The aim of the present study was to examine the ameliorative effect of gallic acid (GA) in Dox-induced hepatotoxicity. Sixty male Wistar rats of 10 rats per group were used in this study and were randomly divided into 6 experimental groups (A-F). Rats in Group A served as the control group and received distilled water orally for 7 days; Group B was given Dox at 15 mg/kg body weight intraperitoneally (IP) on Day 8...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708313/human-biliverdin-reductase-regulates-the-molecular-mechanism-underlying-cancer-development
#4
Min Zhang, Wei Xin, Zhi Yi, Yue Li, Ying Liu, Hongyue Zhang, He Chen, Xinxin Chen, Shujie Tan, Daling Zhu
Human biliverdin reductase (hBVR), is an enzyme, that converts biliverdin to bilirubin, and has been implicated in epithelial-mesenchymal transition?EMT? in breast cancer. However, few studies have investigated the role of hBVR in cell apoptosis in other cancers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hBVR in several lines of cancer cells. The results of this study showed that hBVR expression was up-regulated in breast, lung, and liver cancers, but not ovarian cancer. Moreover, hBVR inhibition by small interfering RNA (si-hBVR) attenuated cell survival and increased caspase-3 protein expression, which was mediated by the ERK1/2 signaling pathway in relative cancer cells...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700330/translocation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-contributes-to-imatinib-resistance-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
#5
Bianca Schaefer, Soenke Behrends
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) degrades heme to bilirubin. In addition, it is upregulated in malignant disease and has been described as an important factor for cancer prognosis and therapy. Under physiological conditions HO-1 is anchored to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Under stress conditions HO-1 can be cleaved and subsequently translocates to the cytosol and nucleus.In this study we systematically investigated the influence of HO-1's catabolic activity and subcellular localization on resistance against the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib in leukemia cells by confocal laser scanning microscopy, hemoglobin synthesis experiments and cell viability assays...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695669/risk-estimation-for-biliary-tract-cancer-development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-score
#6
Nora Schweitzer, Mareike Fischer, Martha M Kirstein, Sarah Berhane, Martina Kottas, Marianne Sinn, Maria A Gonzalez-Carmona, Zeynep Balta, Tobias J Weismüller, Christian P Strassburg, Tanja Reineke-Plaaß, Hüseyin Bektas, Michael P Manns, Philip Johnson, Arndt Weinmann, Arndt Vogel
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Biliary tract cancer is a rare tumor entity characterized by a poor prognosis. We aimed to identify prognostic factors and create a prognostic score to estimate survival. METHODS: Clinical data of the training set, consisting of 569 patients treated from 2000 to 2010 at Hannover Medical School, were analyzed. A prognostic model defining 3 prognostic risk groups was derived from Cox regression analyses. The score was applied and validated in an independent cohort of 557 patients from four different German centers...
July 11, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693245/effects-of-remifentanil-on-hemodynamics-liver-function-and-icam-1-expression-in-liver-cancer-patients-undergoing-surgery
#7
Qi Jiang, Xiuling Song, Zheng Chen, Conghui Wang, Huiyu Luo
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of remifentanil on hemodynamics, liver function, and expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in patients with liver cancer undergoing surgery. A total of 60 patients who underwent liver cancer resection in The First People's Hospital of Xiangyang, Hubei University of Medicine from January 2014 to January 2016 were selected, including 33 males and 27 females, with an average age of 54.12±4.77 years. Patients were randomly divided into the control group and experimental group (n=30 each)...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688815/albumin-bilirubin-and-platelet-albumin-bilirubin-grades-accurately-predict-overall-survival-in-high-risk-patients-undergoing-conventional-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Jan Hansmann, Maximilian J Evers, James T Bui, R Peter Lokken, Andrew J Lipnik, Ron C Gaba, Charles E Ray
PURPOSE: To evaluate albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) and platelet-albumin-bilirubin (PALBI) grades in predicting overall survival in high-risk patients undergoing conventional transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included 180 high-risk patients (142 men, 59 y ± 9) between April 2007 and January 2015. Patients were considered high-risk based on laboratory abnormalities before the procedure (bilirubin > 2...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687745/biochemical-and-genetic-predictors-of-overall-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-treated-with-capecitabine-and-nab-paclitaxel
#9
Daniela Bianconi, Gerwin Heller, Daniel Spies, Merima Herac, Andreas Gleiss, Sandra Liebmann-Reindl, Matthias Unseld, Markus Kieler, Werner Scheithauer, Berthold Streubel, Christoph C Zielinski, Gerald W Prager
Pancreatic cancer is a dismal disease with a mortality rate almost similar to its incidence rate. To date, there are neither validated predictive nor prognostic biomarkers for this lethal disease. Thus, the aim of the present study was to retrospectively investigate the capability of biochemical parameters and molecular profiles to predict survival of patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (mPDAC) who participated in a phase II clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of the combination treatment of capecitabine plus nab-paclitaxel...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684265/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-albumin-to-globulin-ratio-in-patients-with-cholangiocarcinoma
#10
Q Lin, Z-H Lin, J Chen, J-X Lin, X Li, J-R Jiang, X-K Ma, D-H Wu, Z-H Chen, M Dong, L Wei, T-T Wang, D-Y Ruan, Z-X Lin, J-Y Wen, X-Y Wu, M-S Huang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of the serum albumin to globulin ratio (AGR) in cholangiocarcinoma patients after surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 123 cholangiocarcinoma patients who underwent surgical treatment between June 2003 and September2014 at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. Univariate and multivariate analyses using the Cox regression model were performed to determine the prognostic value of AGR...
July 3, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646261/hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-for-extensive-liver-metastases-of-breast-cancer-efficacy-safety-and-prognostic-parameters
#11
Mitra Tewes, Michael Wilhelm Peis, Simon Bogner, Jens M Theysohn, Marcus Paul Reinboldt, Martin Schuler, Anja Welt
PURPOSE: Hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) is an option for patients with liver-predominant metastatic breast cancer (LMBC), when no further systemic treatment is available. But systematic reports are limited. Here we conducted a retrospective analysis of LMBC patients treated at an expert center. METHODS: Individual patient data were retrieved from the clinical data base of the West German Cancer Center. Primary endpoints included hepatic response (RECIST), progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and toxicity...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643313/-anastomotic-leakage-after-laparoscopic-assisted-radical-right-hemicolectomy-reason-analysis-and-management
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Xin Wu, Guole Lin, Huizhong Qiu, Yi Xiao, Bin Wu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical features, possible reasons and management of anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic-assisted radical right hemicolectomy. METHODS: Clinical data of 546 patients undergoing laparoscopic-assisted radical right hemicolectomy in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2010 to September 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The occurrence of anastomotic leakage and its countermeasures were evaluated. RESULTS: Among 546 patients, 8(1...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639200/treatment-of-liver-cancer-by-c-ebpa-sarna
#13
Xiaoyang Zhao, Jon Voutila, Stephanos Ghobrial, Nagy A Habib, Vikash Reebye
The prognosis for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains poor and has not improved in over two decades. Most patients with advanced HCC who are not eligible for surgery have limited treatment options due to poor liver function or large, unresectable tumors. Although sorafenib is the standard-of-care treatment for these patients, only a small number respond. For the remaining, the outlook remains bleak. A better approach to target "undruggable" molecular pathways that reverse HCC is therefore urgently needed...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605975/evaluation-of-antiproliferative-and-hepatoprotective-effects-of-wheat-grass-triticum-aestivum
#14
Anand Rajoria, Archana Mehta, Pradeep Mehta, Laxmi Ahirwal, Shruti Shukla, Vivek K Bajpai
This study was aimed to evaluate the pharmacological potential of various extracts (hexane, chloroform, methanol and aqueous) of dried shoots of Triticum aestivum (wheat grass) in terms of antiproliferative and hepatoprotective potential of T. aestivum. The total chlorophyll content in dried shoots of T. aestivum was 0.54 ± 0.016 g/L (chlorophyll-a: 0.288 ± 0.05 g/L; and chlorophyll-b; 0.305 ± 0.05 g/L), while total carotene content was 0.42 ± 0.066 g/L. In addition, the chloroform extract of dried shoots of T...
June 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591006/assessment-of-functional-liver-reserve-old-and-new-in-99mtc-sulfur-colloid-scintigraphy
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Manuela M Matesan, Stephen R Bowen, Tobias R Chapman, Robert S Miyaoka, James W Velez, Michele F Wanner, Matthew J Nyflot, Smith Apisarnthanarax, Hubert J Vesselle
PURPOSE: A semiquantitative assessment of hepatic reticuloendothelial system function using colloidal particles scintigraphy has been proposed previously as a surrogate for liver function evaluation. In this article, we present an updated method for the overall assessment of technetium-99m (Tc)-sulfur colloid (SC) biodistribution that combines information from planar and attenuation-corrected Tc-SC single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images. The imaging protocol described here was developed as an easy-to-implement method to assess overall and regional liver function changes associated with chronic liver disease...
June 6, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588733/differences-in-the-sensitivity-of-ovarian-cancer-to-photodynamic-therapy-and-the-mechanisms-for-those-differences
#16
Yoshihito Yokoyama, Tatsuhiko Shigeto, Rie Miura, Asami Kobayashi, Makito Mizunuma, Aisa Yamauchi, Masayuki Futagami, Hideki Mizunuma
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) levels are crucial to the antitumor action of photodynamic therapy (PDT). In the present study, the underling molecular mechanisms for the variation in PpIX levels in ovarian cancer cells were investigated. Five ovarian cancer cell lines were subcutaneously grafted onto the backs of nude mice. Once tumors had developed, 5-aminolevulinic acid methyl ester hydrochloride (methyl-ALA) was administered intraperitoneally and the tumor was irradiated twice/week. PpIX levels in the tumor were assayed using high-performance liquid chromatography...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578952/chitosan-nanoparticles-from-marine-squid-protect-liver-cells-against-n-diethylnitrosoamine-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Namasivayam Subhapradha, Vairamani Shanmugam, Annaian Shanmugam
Rationale of this study was framed to investigate the protective effect and anti-cancer property of nanoparticles based on chitosan isolated from squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana, on hepatic cells in N-Nitrosodiethylamine-induced hepatocellular carcinoma in rats. The results conferred that the chitosan nanoparticle supplementation had a protective effect on liver cells by reducing the levels of marker enzymes and bilirubin and thus increasing the albumin levels. The level of reduced glutathione, ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol significantly increased in both post- and pre-treatment with chitosan nanoparticles...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547076/purinergic-signaling-during-intestinal-inflammation
#18
REVIEW
Maria Serena Longhi, Alan Moss, Zhenghui Gordon Jiang, Simon C Robson
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a devastating disease that is associated with excessive inflammation in the intestinal tract in genetically susceptible individuals and potentially triggered by microbial dysbiosis. This illness markedly predisposes patients to thrombophilia and chronic debility as well as bowel, lymphatic, and liver cancers. Development of new therapies is needed to re-establish long-term immune tolerance in IBD patients without increasing the risk of opportunistic infections and cancer...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497756/s-1-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-sorafenib-refractory-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-s-cube-a-randomised-double-blind-multicentre-phase-3-trial
#19
Masatoshi Kudo, Michihisa Moriguchi, Kazushi Numata, Hisashi Hidaka, Hironori Tanaka, Masafumi Ikeda, Seiji Kawazoe, Shinichi Ohkawa, Yozo Sato, Shuichi Kaneko, Junji Furuse, Madoka Takeuchi, Xuemin Fang, Yoshito Date, Masahiro Takeuchi, Takuji Okusaka
BACKGROUND: Unresectable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma is a heterogeneous disease, for which sorafenib is the first targeted agent approved for first-line therapy, and treatment options for patients with sorafenib-refractory advanced hepatocellular carcinoma are limited. We assessed the efficacy and safety of S-1, a chemotherapeutic agent based on fluorouracil, in patients with sorafenib-refractory advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 study done at 57 sites in Japan...
June 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497572/relationship-between-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-bilirubin-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#20
T-T Wei, L-L Wang, J-R Yin, Y-T Liu, B-D Qin, J-Y Li, X Yin, L Zhou, R-Q Zhong
INTRODUCTION: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and bilirubin have been proved to be prognostic factors for various types of cancer. However, their prognostic value in patients with gastric cancer (GC) remains largely unknown. METHODS: To verify whether RDW and bilirubin are prognostic factors for patients with GC, we performed a cross-sectional study to analyze the relationship between RDW, bilirubin, and the clinical characteristics of patients with GC. Medical records of all newly diagnosed and pathologically proved patients with GC admitted to Changzheng Hospital between January 2016 and July 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
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