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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992935/initial-experience-in-the-treatment-of-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Juli Busquets, Juan Fabregat, Helena Verdaguer, Berta Laquente, Núria Pelaez, Luis Secanella, David Leiva, Teresa Serrano, María Cambray, Rafael Lopez-Urdiales, Emilio Ramos
INTRODUCTION: A borderline resectable group (APBR) has recently been defined in adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. The objective of the study is to evaluate the results in the surgical treatment after neoadjuvancy of the APBR. METHOD: Between 2010 and 2014, we included patients with APBR in a neoadjuvant and surgery protocol, staged by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). Treatment with chemotherapy was based on gemcitabine and oxaliplatin. Subsequently, MDCT was performed to rule out progression, and 5-FU infusion and concomitant radiotherapy were given...
October 6, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990006/distal-pancreatectomy-for-pancreatic-arteriovenous-malformation-report-of-a-case
#2
Young Il Choi
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the pancreas is an uncommon disease, which can cause an abdominal pain. This disease is characterized by a tangled vascular network, including the whole or part of the pancreas, resulting in portal hypertension by forming a shunt of the pancreas arteries to drain directly into the portal venous system. This study presents a case that was suspected as AVM of the pancreas by preoperative contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan (CT). A 49-year-old male patient had several episodes of abdominal discomfort associated with dyspepsia for 4 days...
August 2017: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964660/prediction-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-by-contrast-enhancement-characteristics
#3
Takuya Mizumoto, Hirochika Toyama, Sachio Terai, Hideyo Mukubou, Hironori Yamashita, Sachiyo Shirakawa, Yoshihide Nanno, Keitaro Sofue, Masahiro Kido, Tetsuo Ajiki, Takumi Fukumoto
BACKGROUND: Iso- or hypo-attenuating areas in the arterial phase on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) have been reported to be negative prognostic features in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs). Given that the optimal indication for lymph node dissection in patients with PNET remains unclear, we sought to utilize enhancement characteristics on CE-CT as a preoperative predictor of regional lymph node metastasis in PNETs. METHODS: The medical records of patients with well-differentiated PNETs who underwent pancreatectomy along with lymphadenectomy were retrospectively analyzed...
August 19, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943589/should-the-selective-arterial-secretagogue-injection-test-for-insulinoma-localization-be-evaluated-at-60-or-120-seconds
#4
Keijiro Ueda, Tetsuhide Ito, Ken Kawabe, Lingaku Lee, Takashi Fujiyama, Yuichi Tachibana, Masami Miki, Kohei Yasunaga, Takehiro Takaoka, Akihiro Nishie, Yoshiki Asayama, Robert T Jensen, Yoshihiro Ogawa
Objective The selective arterial secretagogue injection (SASI) test is considered indispensable for the accurate localization of insulinoma. However, the optimum timing of the post-injection evaluation is controversial, as some studies recommend 60 seconds (SASI [(60 sec]) while others support 120 seconds (SASI [120 sec]). The aim of this study was to determine the optimum timing for the SASI test evaluation for insulinoma localization. Methods Thirteen patients with surgically proven insulinoma were studied retrospectively...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943561/a-case-of-insulinoma-presenting-with-reactive-hypoglycemia-evaluating-the-effect-of-tumor-resection-via-continuous-glucose-monitoring
#5
Tomohiko Kikuchi, Daisuke Chujo, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Yuuki Tanno, Mie Tonoike, Noriko Ihana, Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Akiyo Tanabe, Hiroshi Kajio
A 71-year-old woman previously diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia was transferred to our emergency unit because of loss of consciousness. Her plasma glucose level was 27 mg/dL, and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) revealed postprandial asymptomatic hypoglycemia. A hypervascular tumor was identified via computed tomography in the distal pancreas, and the diagnosis of insulinoma was confirmed using the selective arterial calcium stimulation test. Although no episodes of hypoglycemia were observed during CGM after resection, a pathological examination identified regional lymph node metastasis...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881059/pancreas-preserving-duodenectomy-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-invasive-cytomegalovirus-disease
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Rodrigo Vincenzi, Eduardo A Fonseca, Paulo Chapchap, Marcel C C Machado, Karina M O Roda, Helry L Candido, Marcel R Benavides, Marco A D'Assuncao, Rogerio C Afonso, Plinio Turine, Fernando P Marson, João Seda Neto
CMV infection plays an important role in the postoperative course following solid organ transplantation. We present the case of an 11-year-old male patient who underwent LDLT due to severe hepatopulmonary syndrome and biliary cirrhosis. Four weeks after LDLT, he developed persistent GI bleeding and was subjected to repeated endoscopic treatment and radiological arterial embolization to stop the bleeding from duodenal ulcers. Diagnostic workup was negative for CMV disease. Because the bleeding persisted, surgical treatment was indicated, and a pancreas-preserving duodenectomy was performed...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878525/association-of-three-h-hookworm-hemosuccus-pancreaticus-and-hypertension-portal-in-a-patient-with-melena
#7
Pratibha Kale, Monalisa Sahu, Nishant Verma, Bijay Ranjan Mirdha
Hookworm infestations, endemic in India, are a common cause of iron deficiency anemia. Hemosuccus pancreaticus, a rare clinical condition, is due to passage of blood into the pancreatic duct possibly through a route between an aneurysm of an artery close to the pancreas and/or pancreatic duct, leading to gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Portal hypertensive upper GI bleed is also known since long. We report a case of a 38-year-old male with a history of alcoholism who was being investigated for GI bleeding who had concomitant hookworm infestation, hemosuccus pancreaticus as well as portal hypertension...
July 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876609/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital-a-case-report
#8
M Govender, C Kalenga, O Mongale, T Mosasi
BACKGROUND: The first total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed in 1994 by Gagner and Pomp. Their comments coupled with the inherent technical difficulties stifled development of the technique. In the last decade there has been a renewed interest in the technique with high volume centres publishing large series. We present our experience with the first operation completed at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital. METHOD: Pre-operative CT confirmed a resectable head of pancreas mass...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870051/-choices-of-methods-in-dividing-the-neck-of-pancreas-in-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#9
R G Lin, H G Huang, Y C Chen, F C Lu, X C Lin, Y Y Yang, H Z Fang, C F Wang
Objective: To discuss the methods, skills and experiences of dividing the neck of pancreas in laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy(LPD). Methods: The clinical data of 58 patients with periampullary tumors who received LPD at the Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University from December 2014 to January 2017 were retrospectively analyzed.There were 26 males and 32 females, ranged from 18 to 65 years, with a mean age of (46±12)years. Results: All of the 58 patients underwent operation smoothly.Three cases underwent open anastomosis via an auxiliary incision after the total resection of specimen laparoscopically, due to the early learning curve of LPD...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870031/-the-clinical-characteristics-of-346-patients-with-igg4-related-disease
#10
P P Zhang, J Z Zhao, M Wang, R E Feng, X W Liu, X M Lai, X J Li, J G Zeng, H J Shi, H D Zhu, W Xue, H Zhang, Y Y Chen, L Y Fei, X F Peng, F C Zeng, Y M Zhang, W Zhang
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD)so as to improve the understanding of IgG4-RD in China. Methods: IgG4-RD patients were recruited from Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2011 and January 2016. All patients were followed-up for more than 6 months. The demographic characteristics, symptoms, organ involvements, laboratory examinations and treatment efficacy were evaluated and analyzed. Results: A total of 346 patients were finally enrolled, including 230 males (66...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840553/the-role-of-nitric-oxide-from-neurological-disease-to-cancer
#11
Ahmed Maher, Mohamed F Abdel Rahman, Mohamed Z Gad
Until the beginning of the 1980s, nitric oxide (NO) was just a toxic molecule of a lengthy list of environmental pollutants such as cigarette smoke and smog. In fact, NO had a very bad reputation of being destroyer of ozone, suspected carcinogen and precursor of acid rain. However, by the early 1990s it was well recognized by the medical research community. Over the last two decades, the picture has been totally changed. Diverse lines of evidence have converged to show that this sometime poison is a fundamental player in the everyday business of the human body...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840133/whole-body-distribution-of-donepezil-as-an-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitor-after-oral-administration-in-normal-human-subjects-a-11-c-donepezil-pet-study
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Ikuko Mochida, Eku Shimosegawa, Yasukazu Kanai, Sadahiro Naka, Keiko Matsunaga, Kayako Isohashi, Genki Horitsugi, Tadashi Watabe, Hiroki Kato, Jun Hatazawa
OBJECTIVES: It is difficult to investigate the whole-body distribution of an orally administered drug by means of positron emission tomography (PET), owing to the short physical half-life of radionuclides, especially when (11)C-labeled compounds are tested. Therefore, we aimed to examine the whole-body distribution of donepezil (DNP) as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor by means of (11)C-DNP PET imaging, combined with the oral administration of pharmacological doses of DNP. METHODS: We studied 14 healthy volunteers, divided into group A (n=4) and group B (n=10)...
2017: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836239/-reconsideration-of-hot-topics-on-laparoscopic-radical-gastrectomy
#13
Lu Zang, Junjun Ma, Minhua Zheng
Laparoscopic radical gastrectomy(LRG) has been popularized with the development of laparoscopic surgical techniques. As a result of the requirement of surgical skill of LRG, the evidence is always highly demanded. The surgical safety and radical resection of tumor is one of the most important principles. Based on published studies and authors' own experience, this article discusses the following topics on laparoscopic gastrectomy: (1)Indications of surgery: Laparoscopic gastrectomy for early gastric cancer is accepted all over the world...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832810/spontaneous-rupture-of-right-gastroepiploic-artery-aneurysm-a-rare-cause-of-hemorrhagic-shock-case-report
#14
Talha Sarigoz, Sedat Carkit, Omer Topuz, Tamer Ertan, Ali Koc
CONTEXT: Aneurysms of the gastroepiploic arteries are seen only rarely. They are usually diagnosed during autopsy or laparotomy in patients with hemodynamic instability. Although the operation to treat this condition is relatively easy, delay in making the diagnosis affects the course of the disease. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department with abdominal pain and unconsciousness. A computed tomography scan showed extravasation of contrast agent at the headcorpus junction of the pancreas, and the patient underwent exploratory laparotomy under general anesthesia...
August 21, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801969/anesthetic-management-for-intestinal-transplantation-a-decade-of-experience
#15
Jeron Zerillo, Sang Kim, Bryan Hill, David Shapiro, Hung-Mo Lin, Alyssa Burnham, Jang Moon, Kishore Iyer, Samuel DeMaria
BACKGROUND: Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is the definitive therapy for patients suffering from intestinal failure. Previously published reports suggest that these cases should be managed perioperatively with the same intensive monitors and techniques as in liver transplantation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the anesthetic management of 67 isolated intestinal, intestinal-pancreas, and intestinal-kidney transplants over the previous decade (2005-2015) in our tertiary care institution...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767907/retinal-changes-in-solid-organ-and-bone-marrow-transplantation-patients
#16
Fernando Korn Malerbi, Sergio Henrique Teixeira, Luis Gustavo Gondo Hirai, Nilson Hideo Matsudo, Adriano Biondi Monteiro Carneiro
Objective: To evaluate retinal changes in patients who underwent solid organ or bone marrow transplantation. Methods: A retrospective analysis of medical records of patients evaluated from February 2009 to December 2016. All patients included underwent funduscopy. Clinical and demographic data regarding transplantation and ophthalmological changes were collected. Results: A total of 126 patients were analyzed; of these, 108 underwent transplantation and 18 were in the waiting list...
April 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764144/variant-anatomy-of-the-hepatic-vasculature-importance-in-hepatobiliary-resections
#17
Sarika Rachel Tigga, Sandeep Saluja, Virendra Budhiraja, Rakhi Rastogi
A variant anatomy of the hepatic vasculature has a clinically significant role in hepatobiliary transplantation, resection, tumour embolisation as well as in extrahepatic abdominal surgeries involving the stomach, pancreas or gall bladder. During routine cadaveric dissection, we observed a case of unusually small calibre hepatic artery proper. An accessory hepatic artery was seen emerging from the superior mesenteric artery to the right hepatic lobe along with an accessory hepatic vein from the right hepatic lobe that drained directly into the inferior vena cava...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752340/importance-of-the-moskowitz-artery-in-the-laparoscopic-medial-approach-to-splenic-flexure-mobilization-a-cadaveric-study
#18
A Garcia-Granero, L Sánchez-Guillén, O Carreño, J Sancho Muriel, E Alvarez Sarrado, D Fletcher Sanfeliu, B Flor Lorente, M Frasson, F Martinez Soriano, E Garcia-Granero
BACKGROUND: The medial approach in laparoscopic splenic flexure mobilization is based on the entrance to the lesser sac just above the ventral edge of the pancreas (VEOP). The artery of Moskowitz runs through the base of the mesocolon, just above the VEOP. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of the artery of Moskowitz, its route and its distance from the VEOP. METHODS: We performed a cadaveric study on 27 human cadavers. The vascular arcades of the splenic flexure were dissected, the number of vascular arches, and the origin and localization of its terminal anastomosis were recorded...
July 27, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751962/autologous-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cell-therapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-defining-adequate-administration-methods
#19
Vikas Sood, Anil Bhansali, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Baljinder Singh, Neelam Marwaha, Ashish Jain, Niranjan Khandelwal
AIM: To carry out randomized trial for evaluating effects of autologous bone marrow derived stem cell therapy (ABMSCT) through different routes. METHODS: Bone marrow aspirate was taken from the iliac crest of patients. Bone marrow mononuclear cells were separated and purified using centrifugation. These cells were then infused in a total of 21 patients comprising three groups of 7 patients each. Cells were infused into the superior pancreaticoduodenal artery (Group I), splenic artery (Group II) and through the peripheral intravenous route (Group III)...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751631/medication-as-a-cause-of-acute-pancreatitis
#20
Rupendra Ghatak, Lina Masso, Daniel Kapadia, Zain I Kulairi
BACKGROUND Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas characterized clinically by epigastric abdominal pain and elevated levels of pancreatic enzymes in the blood. Drug-induced pancreatitis has recently gained more attention and as a result, physicians are screening more frequently for medications as a cause of acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 74-year-old man with a significant past medical history for coronary artery disease, sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease who presented with epigastric pain radiating to the back...
July 28, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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