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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151698/circulating-mirnas-as-biomarkers-for-severe-acute-pancreatitis-associated-with-acute-lung-injury
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Xiao-Guang Lu, Xin Kang, Li-Bin Zhan, Li-Min Kang, Zhi-Wei Fan, Li-Zhi Bai
AIM: To identify circulating micro (mi)RNAs as biological markers for prediction of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) with acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: Twenty-four serum samples were respectively collected and classified as SAP associated with ALI and SAP without ALI, and the miRNA expression profiles were determined by microarray analysis. These miRNAs were validated by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, and their putative targets were predicted by the online software TargetScan, miRanda and PicTar database...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147647/serum-albumin-is-independently-associated-with-persistent-organ-failure-in-acute-pancreatitis
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Wandong Hong, Suhan Lin, Maddalena Zippi, Wujun Geng, Simon Stock, Zarrin Basharat, Bicheng Cheng, Jingye Pan, Mengtao Zhou
Background and Aims: To investigate the association between serum albumin levels within 24 hrs of patient admission and the development of persistent organ failure in acute pancreatitis. Methods: A total of 700 patients with acute pancreatitis were enrolled. Multivariate logistic regression and subgroup analysis determined whether decreased albumin was independently associated with persistent organ failure and mortality. The diagnostic performance of serum albumin was evaluated by the area under Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147113/clinical-presentation-management-and-outcomes-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-during-pregnancy
#3
Ya Hu, Ming Cui, Zhengyi Sun, Zhe Su, Xiang Gao, Quan Liao, Yupei Zhao
Background: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) in pregnancy is a rare event, but it poses a significant risk to mothers and fetuses. The optimal treatment strategy remains controversial. Methods: We present a consecutive series of twelve pregnant women with pHPT. Results: Twelve women were diagnosed with pHPT during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. Four of them presented no symptoms or mild symptoms. Four patients experienced serious complications, including hypercalcaemic crisis, acute pancreatitis, and eclampsia...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145864/intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-itpn-of-the-pancreas-associated-with-an-invasive-component-a-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
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Stefanie Kuscher, Hartmut Steinle, Afschin Soleiman, Dietmar Öfner, Stefan Schneeberger, Georg Oberhuber
BACKGROUND: Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) depicts a distinct entity in the subgroup of premalignant epithelial tumors of the pancreas. Although the histomorphological and immunophenotypical characterization of ITPN has been described by several authors in terms of report of case series in the past, the rarity of that tumor subtype and similarity to other entities still makes identification of ITPN a challenge for radiologists and pathologists. To date, little is known about tubulopapillary carcinoma that can evolve from ITPN...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137035/enteral-nutrition-tube-placement-assisted-by-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-a-novel-method-for-quality-improvement
#5
Gang Li, Yiyuan Pan, Jing Zhou, Zhihui Tong, Lu Ke, Weiqin Li
To evaluate the effect of a novel procedure using real-time ultrasonography to assist nasojejunal tube placement at bedside in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP).Single center, prospective descriptive study in a 15-bed surgery intensive care unit of a university hospital. Thirty SAP patients were enrolled. The whole procedure of placing nasojejunal tube was performed by a single physician, who places nasojejunal tube at the bedside and performs ultrasonography to guide the tube positioning. The final nasojejunal tube position was confirmed by abdominal radiograph...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117667/association-of-a-genetic-polymorphism-of-il1rn-with-risk-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-korean-ethnic-group
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Jin Woo Park, Ja Sung Choi, Ki Joon Han, Sang Heun Lee, Eui Joo Kim, Jae Hee Cho
Background/Aims: Several epidemiological studies have validated the association of interleukin gene polymorphisms with acute pancreatitis (AP) in different populations. However, there have been few studies in Asian ethnic groups. We aimed to investigate the relationships between inflammatory cytokine polymorphisms and AP as pilot research in a Korean ethnic group. Methods: Patients who had been diagnosed with AP were prospectively enrolled. DNA was extracted from whole blood, and DNA sequencing was subsequently performed...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117461/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-reduces-inflammation-and-enhances-apoptosis-in-rat-acute-pancreatitis
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Ana Clara Najenson, Ana Paula Courreges, Juan Carlos Perazzo, María Fernanda Rubio, Marcelo S Vatta, Liliana G Bianciotti
AIM: We previously reported that atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) reduces serum amylase and intrapancreatic trypsinogen activation in the onset of acute pancreatitis whereas secretin increases them. In the present work, we sought to establish the effect of ANP and secretin on the inflammatory response and cell death in experimental acute pancreatitis. METHODS: The expression and activity of key inflammatory mediators and apoptosis were evaluated in the presence or absence of the atrial peptide, secretin or both in cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in rats...
November 8, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115648/correlation-between-ischemia-modified-albumin-and-ranson-score-in-acute-pancreatitis
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Cem Emir Güldoğan, Murat Özgür Kılıç, İlhan Balamir, Mesut Tez, Turan Turhan
BACKGROUND: Although Ranson score is the most commonly used prognostic model in the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP), ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) has been reported as a novel biomarker of various ischemia-based diseases in recent years. The aim of the present study is to investigate the correlation between Ranson score and IMA in patients with AP. METHODS: Forty-three patients with AP were included in the study. All patients were classified as mild and severe AP...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109350/-spontaneous-regression-of-pancreatic-arteriovenous-malformation-under-the-influence-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-report
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Maho Nagasawa, Kazuhito Kawata, Satoru Yamazaki, Takeshi Chida, Hidenao Noritake, Yoshifumi Morita, Takanori Sakaguchi, Shuhei Yamashita, Mika Kamiya, Yoshimasa Kobayashi
A 49-year-old man was diagnosed with severe acute pancreatitis because of pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The pancreatic AVM spontaneously regressed during conservative treatment for severe acute pancreatitis. Transarterial embolization of an aneurysm in an artery branch flowing into the pancreatic AVM was performed using metallic coils, following amelioration of severe acute pancreatitis. The complete elimination of the pancreatic AVM was confirmed 1 year after embolization, and the patient has had no recurrence of pancreatic AVM and pancreatitis for over 6 years...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108980/radiofrequency-ablation-combined-with-biliary-stent-placement-versus-stent-placement-alone-for-malignant-biliary-strictures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Aijaz Ahmed Sofi, Muhammad Ali Khan, Ananya Das, Mankanwal Sachdev, Sadik Khuder, Ali Nawras, Wade Lee
Unresectable malignant biliary strictures are generally managed by palliative stent placement for drainage of biliary tree. Recently, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used to improve the patency of biliary stents in these patients. Several studies have evaluated the effectiveness of biliary stent placement with RFA on stent patency and patient survival with variable results. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of biliary stent placement with RFA compared with stent placement alone in patients with malignant biliary strictures...
November 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104587/notch-and-its-oncogenic-activity-in-human-malignancies
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Marlena Brzozowa-Zasada, Adam Piecuch, Marek Michalski, Oliwia Segiet, Józef Kurek, Marzena Harabin-Słowińska, Romuald Wojnicz
Background: Increasing evidence has demonstrated that Notch signaling is deregulated in human hematological malignancies and solid tumors. This signaling has a protumorigenic effect but may also act as a tumor suppressor. How induction of a single pathway gives rise to the opposite effects in different cell types is still unknown. Methods: This review article includes available data from peer-reviewed publications associated with the role of Notch signaling during cancer pathogenesis...
2017: European Surgery: ACA: Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103188/management-of-inflammatory-fluid-collections-and-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis
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REVIEW
Apeksha Shah, Richard Denicola, Cynthia Edirisuriya, Ali A Siddiqui
Pancreatic fluid collections are a frequent complication of acute pancreatitis. The revised Atlanta criterion classifies chronic fluid collections into pseudocysts and walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WON). Symptomatic PFCs require drainage options that include surgical, percutaneous, or endoscopic approaches. With the advent of newer and more advanced endoscopic tools and expertise, minimally invasive endoscopic drainage has now become the preferred approach. An endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided approach for pancreatic fluid collection drainage is now the preferred endoscopic approach...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101470/pancreatic-fracture-a-rare-complication-following-scoliosis-surgery
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Mélodie Juricic, Kalitha Pinnagoda, Walid Lakhal, Jérome Sales De Gauzy, Olivier Abbo
STUDY DESIGN: Grand Round case report. OBJECTIVE: We report a pancreatic fracture associated with Wirsung duct disruption, following a scoliosis surgery in a cerebral palsy adolescent. Spinal fusion surgery is the standard treatment for severe neuromuscular scoliosis. Many complications such as digestive ones account for its complexity. Postoperative acute pancreatitis is well described, although its pathophysiology remains unclear. To our knowledge, pancreatic fracture following scoliosis correction has never been described to date...
November 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100225/acute-pancreatitis-etiology-pathology-diagnosis-and-treatment
#14
Shirin Majidi, Adam Golembioski, Stephen L Wilson, Errington C Thompson
Acute pancreatitis is a fascinating disease. In the United States, the two most common etiologies of acute pancreatitis are gallstones and excessive alcohol consumption. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is made with a combination of history, physical examination, computed tomography scan, and laboratory evaluation. Differentiating patients who will have a benign course of their pancreatitis from patients who will have severe pancreatitis is challenging to the clinician. C-reactive protein, pro-calcitonin, and the Bedside Index for Severity of Acute Pancreatitis appeared to be the best tools for the early and accurate diagnosis of severe pancreatitis...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099617/minimally-invasive-pancreatic-necrosectomy-a-technical-pictorial-review
#15
Gregory C Makris, Teikchoon See, Andrew Winterbottom, Asif Jah, Nadeem Shaida
Necrotizing pancreatitis is the most severe form of acute pancreatitis, which is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Open necrosectomy has been one of the treatment modalities, however, several studies have shown high mortality rates to those undergoing early surgery. In this pictorial review we are presenting a minimally invasive procedure for the debridement of the necrotic pancreatic tissue. We will discuss the current evidence around the use of this procedure and we will describe the technique of minimally invasive pancreatic necrosectomy...
November 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095425/are-triglycerides-the-cause-or-simply-the-effect-of-worsening-acute-pancreatitis-severity
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October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095424/preventing-hospitalization-in-mild-acute-pancreatitis-using-a-clinical-pathway-in-the-emergency-department
#17
Darshan Kothari, Matthew Babineau, Matthew Hall, Steven D Freedman, Nathan I Shapiro, Sunil G Sheth
GOALS: We created an observation pathway with close outpatient follow-up for patients with mild acute pancreatitis (AP) to determine its effect on admission rates, length of stay (LOS), and costs. BACKGROUND: AP is a common reason for hospitalization costing $2.6 billion annually. Majority have mild disease and improve quickly but have unnecessarily long hospital stays. STUDY: We performed a pilot prospective cohort study in patients with AP at a tertiary-care center...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095423/association-of-statins-with-decreased-acute-pancreatitis-severity-a-propensity-score-analysis
#18
Peter J Lee, Kunjam Modha, Tiffany Chua, Amitabh Chak, Daniel Jang, Rocio Lopez, Amir Gougol, Georgios I Papachristou, Tyler Stevens
BACKGROUND: Statins possess anti-inflammatory properties and have a protective effect in certain inflammatory conditions; however, their effect on the natural history of pancreatitis is unknown. AIM: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of statin exposure on the severity of pancreatitis and incidence of organ failure using a propensity-matched approach. METHODS: A historical cohort study was conducted of adult patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) admitted in the Cleveland Clinic Health System between 2007 and 2014...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095277/acute-pancreatitis-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-parathyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Yuan Gao, Cheng Yu, Feixiang Xiang, Mingxing Xie, Lingyun Fang
RATIONALE: Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare endocrine malignancy. Acute pancreatitis as an initial manifestation of parathyroid carcinoma has been rarely reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old woman was admitted to emergency room with a sudden attack of severe epigastric pain. DIAGNOSES: Acute pancreatitis was diagnosed as elevated levels of serum amylase. During the work-up for acute pancreatitis, patient's abnormally increased serum calcium and bones destruction revealed by abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan raised the suspicion of hyperparathyroidism or malignancy...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091592/procalcitonin-and-pancreatic-stone-protein-function-as-biomarkers-in-early-diagnosis-of-pediatric-acute-osteomyelitis
#20
Chunmiao Cui, Muyong Fu, Boqian Gao
BACKGROUND High plasma levels of procalcitonin (PCT) are typically seen in children with severe bacterial infection, particularly in cases of septic shock or bacteremia. Similarly, pancreatic stone protein (PSP) is associated with inflammation, infection, and other disease-related stimuli. However, the prognostic value of PSP in critically ill pediatric patients is unknown. This study investigated the early diagnostic value of PCT and PSP in pediatric acute osteomyelitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 187 patients with suspected acute osteomyelitis and 80 healthy control children were enrolled...
November 1, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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