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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646261/hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-for-extensive-liver-metastases-of-breast-cancer-efficacy-safety-and-prognostic-parameters
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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
#2
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
#3
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497252/gallbladder-cancer-presenting-with-jaundice-uniformly-fatal-or-still-potentially-curable
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Thuy B Tran, Jeffrey A Norton, Cecilia G Ethun, Timothy M Pawlik, Stefan Buettner, Carl Schmidt, Eliza W Beal, William G Hawkins, Ryan C Fields, Bradley A Krasnick, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, Perry Shen, Harveshp D Mogal, Kamran Idrees, Chelsea A Isom, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, Shishir K Maithel, George A Poultsides
BACKGROUND: Jaundice as a presenting symptom of gallbladder cancer has traditionally been considered to be a sign of advanced disease, inoperability, and poor outcome. However, recent studies have demonstrated that a small subset of these patients can undergo resection with curative intent. METHODS: Patients with gallbladder cancer managed surgically from 2000 to 2014 in 10 US academic institutions were stratified based on the presence of jaundice at presentation (defined as bilirubin ≥4 mg/ml or requiring preoperative biliary drainage)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493831/multi-modality-imaging-monitored-creation-of-rat-orthotopic-pancreatic-head-cancer-with-obstructive-jaundice
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Zhibin Bai, Yaoping Shi, Jianfeng Wang, Longhua Qiu, Gaojun Teng, Feng Zhang, Xiaoming Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using multi-modality imaging to monitor the creation of rat models with orthotopic pancreatic head cancer with obstructive jaundice. RESULTS: 27 of 52 rats (51.92%) developed pancreatic head cancer. The tumor formation rate was significantly higher in the animal group receiving bioluminescent tumor, compared to the group receiving non-bioluminescent donor tumors [78.1% (25/32 rats) vs 10.0% (2/20 rats), P = 0.0001]. Both ultrasound imaging and MRI clearly characterized the orthotopic tumors...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490965/protective-effects-of-fennel-oil-extract-against-sodium-valproate-induced-hepatorenal-damage-in-albino-rats
#13
Wael M Al-Amoudi
Foeniculum vulgare (Apiaceae) is commonly known as fennel. This herb is well-known worldwide and traditionally used as curative herbal therapy for the treatment of epileptic disease, seizurescarminative, digestive, lactogogue, diuretic, treating respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of present study is to investigate the possible effect of fennel oil against the toxicity of Sodium-Valproic (SVP) in albino rats. In order to assess the protection of fennel oil on SVP induced hepato- and nephro-toxicity, male albino rats were treated with 1 ml/kg b...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486436/selective-hemihepatic-vascular-occlusion-versus-pringle-maneuver-in-hepatectomy-for-primary-liver-cancer
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Minghao Li, Tao Zhang, Liyun Wang, Baoding Li, Yang Ding, Chunyan Zhang, Saiwu He, Zhiqi Yang
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to compare the clinical effects of two techniques used for inflow occlusion during hepatectomy (selective hemihepatic vascular occlusion vs. Pringle maneuver) for the treatment of primary liver cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 63 patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma who underwent hepatectomy during June 2006 and June 2011 were included in this retrospective study. A total of 26 patients in group A accepted selective hemihepatic vascular occlusion, and 37 patients in group B underwent the Pringle maneuver during hepatectomy...
May 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480426/in-vitro-chemo-preventative-activity-of-strelitzia-nicolai-aril-extract-containing-bilirubin
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Depika Dwarka, Veneesha Thaver, Mickey Naidu, Neil A Koorbanally, And Himansu Baijnath
BACKGROUND: The discovery of the only animal pigment, bilirubin, in the plant Strelitzia nicolai has triggered a vast number of questions regarding bilirubin's formation and its role in the human body. Recent studies have confirmed that bilirubin at certain levels have many medical benefits. Various case studies have revealed that bilirubin is a potent antioxidant. Cervical cancer is one of South Africa's largest womens' health crises. It is estimated that it affects one out of 41 South African women and kills approximately 8 women in the country every day...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479010/prognostic-value-of-combined-preoperative-prognostic-nutritional-index-and-body-mass-index-in-hcc-after-hepatectomy
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Fei Ji, Yao Liang, Shunjun Fu, Dubo Chen, XiuQin Cai, Shaoqiang Li, Baogang Peng, Lijian Liang, Yunpeng Hua
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition and immunological status are associated with survival in many cancers. Prognostic nutritional index (PNI) and body mass index (BMI) are recognized immune-nutritional indices and associated with postoperative outcome in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. However, this association is still controversial. Our aim was to determine whether the combination of PNI and BMI is better than either alone in HCC patients' prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Preoperative PNI and BMI, patient demographics, clinical and pathological data from 322 HCC patients were collected and analyzed...
May 3, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476041/a-nomogram-based-on-serum-bilirubin-and-albumin-levels-predicts-survival-in-gastric-cancer-patients
#17
Huiling Sun, Bangshun He, Zhenlin Nie, Yuqin Pan, Kang Lin, Hongxin Peng, Tao Xu, Xiaoxiang Chen, Xiuxiu Hu, Zijuan Wu, Di Wu, Shukui Wang
Decreases in serum bilirubin and albumin levels are associated with poorer prognoses in some types of cancer. Here, we examined the predictive value of serum bilirubin and albumin levels in 778 gastric cancer patients from a single hospital in China who were divided among prospective training and retrospective validation cohorts. X-tile software was used to identify optimal cutoff values for separating training cohort patients into higher and lower overall survival (OS) groups, based on total bilirubin (TBIL) and albumin levels...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475803/multicentre-study-of-posaconazole-delayed-release-tablet-serum-level-and-association-with-hepatotoxicity-and-qtc-prolongation
#18
Natasha N Pettit, Marisa H Miceli, Christina G Rivera, Prasanna P Narayanan, Anthony J Perissinotti, Meier Hsu, Jennifer Delacruz, Zivile Gedrimaite, Zhe Han, Jennifer Steinbeck, Jennifer Pisano, Susan K Seo, Alla Paskovaty
Objectives: The association of posaconazole serum concentrations and toxicity is unclear. An assessment of whether levels obtained with the delayed-release tablet (DRT) formulation are correlated with abnormal liver function test (LFT) results and/or QTc prolongation was undertaken. Methods: This was a multicentre, retrospective, observational study of adult patients with cancer between 26 November 2013 and 14 November 2014. Patients were included if they received posaconazole DRT with a posaconazole level obtained between days 5 and 14...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475221/influence-of-cholangitis-after-preoperative-endoscopic-biliary-drainage-on-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-in-patients-with-middle-and-lower-malignant-biliary-strictures
#19
Toru Kaneko, Hiroshi Imaizumi, Mitsuhiro Kida, Eiji Miyata, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Kosuke Okuwaki, Tomohisa Iwai, Wasaburo Koizumi
BACKGROUND: Preoperative cholangitis after preoperative drainage has been reported to increase postoperative complications, particularly pancreatic fistula. We therefore examined the effects of cholangitis after preoperative endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) on postoperative pancreatic fistula in patients with middle and lower malignant biliary strictures. METHODS: The study group comprised 102 patients who underwent EBD among patients who underwent surgery. RESULTS: Of the 102 patients, 33 (32%) had postoperative pancreatic fistulas, and 56 (55%) had preoperative cholangitis after preoperative drainage...
May 5, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465470/subclinical-involvement-of-the-liver-is-associated-with-prognosis-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-cancer-patients
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Noemi Pavo, Markus Raderer, Georg Goliasch, Raphael Wurm, Guido Strunk, Anna Cho, Johannes F Novak, Heinz Gisslinger, Günther G Steger, Michael Hejna, Wolfgang Köstler, Sabine Zöchbauer-Müller, Christine Marosi, Gabriela Kornek, Leo Auerbach, Sven Thorben Schneider, Bernhard Parschalk, Werner Scheithauer, Robert Pirker, Barbara Kiesewetter, Richard Pacher, Christoph Zielinski, Martin Hülsmann
BACKGROUND: Routinely tested liver biomarkers as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), butyryl-cholinesterase (BChE), albumin and bilirubin are altered in distinct malignancies and hepatic metastases. This study aimed to investigate whether all liver parameters have the ability to predict long-term mortality in treatment naïve cancer patients but without a malignant hepatic involvement. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 555 consecutive patients with primary diagnosis of cancer without prior anticancer therapy...
April 16, 2017: Oncotarget
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