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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521448/clinical-implications-of-ribonucleotide-reductase-subunit-m1-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-who-undergo-curative-resection-followed-by-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-gemcitabine
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Toru Aoyama, Yohei Miyagi, Masaaki Murakawa, Koichiro Yamaoku, Yosuke Atsumi, Manabu Shiozawa, Makoto Ueno, Manabu Morimoto, Takashi Oshima, Norio Yukawa, Takaki Yoshikawa, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Soichiro Morinaga
To the best of our knowledge, the clinical implications of using ribonucleoside reductase subunit M1 (RRM1) in patients who undergo curative resection and adjuvant chemotherapy have not been established. In the present study, the clinical data from 101 consecutive patients who underwent macroscopically curative resection, and who received adjuvant gemcitabine chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer at the Kanagawa Cancer Centre (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) between April 2005 and December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502446/pancreatic-disorders
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REVIEW
Aliye Uc, Douglas S Fishman
Once considered uncommon, pancreatic diseases are increasingly recognized in the pediatric age group. Acute pancreatitis, acute recurrent pancreatitis, and chronic pancreatitis occur in children with an incidence approaching that of adults. Risk factors are broad, prompting the need for a completely different diagnostic and therapeutic approach in children. Although cystic fibrosis remains the most common cause of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, other causes such as chronic pancreatitis may be as common as Shwachman Diamond syndrome...
June 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502074/causes-and-consequences-of-mesenteric-embolization-after-endovascular-aorto-iliac-intervention-a-nested-case-control-study
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Stefan Acosta, Jussi Kärkkäinen
BACKGROUND: Causes and consequences of mesenteric embolization after endovascular aorto-iliac procedures have not been studied adequately. METHODS: Consecutive patients with mesenteric embolization after endovascular aorto-iliac intervention between 2011 and 2015 (case-group, n = 9) were investigated and compared with age, gender and procedure-matched random controls (n = 36). RESULTS: Compared to the control group, a higher proportion of patients with mesenteric embolization were current smokers (89% vs...
May 14, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501476/endothelial-cells-are-not-required-for-specification-of-respiratory-progenitors
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Jamie A Havrilak, Kristin R Melton, John M Shannon
Crosstalk between mesenchymal and epithelial cells influences organogenesis in multiple tissues, such as lung, pancreas, liver, and the nervous system. Lung mesenchyme comprises multiple cell types, however, and precise identification of the mesenchymal cell type(s) that drives early events in lung development remains unknown. Endothelial cells have been shown to be required for some aspects of lung epithelial patterning, lung stem cell differentiation, and regeneration after injury. Furthermore, endothelial cells are involved in early liver and pancreas development...
May 10, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496202/inhibition-of-jak-stat-signaling-reduces-the-activation-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells-in-vitro-and-limits-caerulein-induced-chronic-pancreatitis-in-vivo
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Hannah M Komar, Gregory Serpa, Claire Kerscher, Erin Schwoegl, Thomas A Mace, Ming Jin, Ming-Chen Yang, Ching-Shih Chen, Mark Bloomston, Michael C Ostrowski, Phil A Hart, Darwin L Conwell, Gregory B Lesinski
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a fibro-inflammatory disease leading to pain, maldigestion, and pancreatic insufficiency. No therapeutic options exist due to a limited understanding of the biology of CP pathology. Recent findings implicate pancreatic stellate cells (PSC) as prominent mediators of inflammatory and fibrotic processes during CP. Here, we utilized primary and immortalized PSC obtained from mice and patients with CP or pancreatic cancer to examine the effect of Jak/STAT and MAPK pathway inhibition in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479381/integrated-clinicopathological-features-and-gene-microarray-analysis-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Huaqiang Zhou, Qinchang Chen, Wulin Tan, Zeting Qiu, Si Li, Yiyan Song, Shaowei Gao
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are relatively rare pancreatic neoplasms over the world. Investigations about molecular biology of PNETs are insufficient for nowadays. We aimed to explore the expression of messenger RNA and regulatory processes underlying pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from different views. The expression profile of GSE73338 were downloaded, including samples with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. First, the Limma package was utilized to distinguish the differentially expressed messenger RNA...
May 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478840/alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-neurodegenerative-diseases-may-be-due-to-nutritional-deficiencies-secondary-to-unrecognized-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency
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Steven R Brenner
Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be related to nutritional deficiencies from exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) with mal-absorption of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. EPI occurs in about twenty percent of the elderly population, sometimes without obvious symptoms, a number similar to the incidence of AD. Other Neurological degenerative diseases with potential nutritional components such as Parkinson's disease, frailty of age and Multiple Sclerosis, a disease with increased activity from vitamin D deficiency, may also be related to untreated exocrine pancreatic insufficiency causing impaired absorption of essential dietary elements...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471312/the-scandinavian-baltic-pancreatic-club-sbpc-database-design-rationale-and-characterisation-of-the-study-cohort
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Søren S Olesen, Jakob L Poulsen, Asbjørn M Drewes, Jens B Frøkjær, Johanna Laukkarinen, Mikael Parhiala, Iben Rix, Srdan Novovic, Björn Lindkvist, Louise Bexander, Georg Dimcevski, Trond Engjom, Friedemann Erchinger, Ingfrid S Haldorsen, Aldis Pukitis, Imanta Ozola-Zālīte, Stephan Haas, Miroslav Vujasinovic, J Matthias Löhr, Antanas Gulbinas, Nanna M Jensen, Maiken T Jørgensen, Camilla Nøjgaard
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a multifaceted disease associated with several risk factors and a complex clinical presentation. We established the Scandinavian Baltic Pancreatic Club (SBPC) Database to characterise and study the natural history of CP in a Northern European cohort. Here, we describe the design of the database and characteristics of the study cohort. METHODS: Nine centres from six different countries in the Scandinavian-Baltic region joined the database...
May 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470489/hypocalcemia-after-bariatric-surgery-prevalence-and-associated-risk-factors
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Meera Shah, Anu Sharma, Robert A Wermers, Kurt A Kennel, Todd A Kellogg, Manpreet S Mundi
BACKGROUND: The reported prevalence of hypocalcemia after bariatric surgery ranges from 1% after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) to 25% after bilio-pancreatic diversion-duodenal switch (BPD-DS). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to define the prevalence of post-operative hypocalcemia and identify clinical predisposing factors. SETTING: The study was conducted in an Academic Medical Center, USA. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing bariatric surgery from May 2008 to December 2014 at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota was performed...
May 3, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469230/improving-outcomes-of-chronic-pancreatitis-is-isolated-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-an-early-marker-to-identify-modifiable-risks
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Andrew D Hopper, Jennifer A Campbell, David S Sanders
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May 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446387/risk-factors-for-persistent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Mark T Jennings, Elliot C Dasenbrook, Noah Lechtzin, Michael P Boyle, Christian A Merlo
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as an important pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF). Over 25% of individuals in the United States with CF are found to have MRSA in respiratory culture specimens, and persistent MRSA infection has been associated with more rapid decline in lung function and increased mortality. The objective of this study was to investigate clinical and demographic characteristics that are associated with the development of persistent MRSA infection in a CF population...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437538/effects-of-diagnosis-by-newborn-screening-for-cystic-fibrosis-on-weight-and-length-in-the-first-year-of-life
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Daniel H Leung, Sonya L Heltshe, Drucy Borowitz, Daniel Gelfond, Margaret Kloster, James E Heubi, Michael Stalvey, Bonnie W Ramsey
Importance: Since the implementation of universal newborn screening (NBS) for cystic fibrosis (CF), the timing and magnitude of growth deficiency or its association with correlates of disease among infants with CF who underwent NBS has not been well described. Objective: To examine incremental weight gain, linear growth, and clinical features in the first year of life among infants with CF who underwent NBS. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Baby Observational and Nutrition Study (BONUS), a multicenter, longitudinal, observational cohort study, was conducted during regular CF clinic visits in the first 12 months of life at 28 US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited Care Centers from January 7, 2012, through May 31, 2015...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436541/pdx1-mody-and-dorsal-pancreatic-agenesis-new-phenotype-of-a-rare-disease
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L A Caetano, L S Santana, A D Costa-Riquetto, A M Lerario, M Nery, G F Nogueira, C D Ortega, M S Rocha, Aal Jorge, M G Teles
Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) type 4 or PDX1-MODY is a rare form of monogenic diabetes caused by heterozygous variants in PDX1. Pancreatic developmental anomalies related to PDX1 are reported only in neonatal diabetes cases. Here, we describe dorsal pancreatic agenesis in two patients with PDX1-MODY. The proband presented with diabetes since 14 years of age and maintained regular glycemic control with low doses of basal insulin and detectable C-peptide levels after 30 years with diabetes. A diagnosis of MODY was suspected...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422118/nutrient-regulation-of-%C3%AE-cell-function-what-do-islet-cell-animal-studies-tell-us
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REVIEW
R Carlessi, K N Keane, C Mamotte, P Newsholme
Diabetes mellitus is widely recognised as one of the most serious metabolic diseases worldwide, and its incidence in Asian countries is growing at an alarming rate. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is closely associated with age, sedentary lifestyle and poor diet. In T2DM, β-cell dysfunction will occur before hyperglycaemia develops. Excessive levels of glucose, lipid and various inflammatory factors interact at the level of the pancreatic islet to promote β-cell dysfunction. Pancreatic β-cell lines have been widely utilised since the early 1980s and have contributed a large volume of important information regarding molecular, metabolic and genetic mechanisms that regulate insulin secretion...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421348/the-basal-nutritional-state-of-pdac-patients-is-the-dominant-factor-for-completing-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hideo Tomihara, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
PURPOSE: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is highly lethal, and several clinical trials have shown that adjuvant chemotherapy after curative resection can improve the prognosis of these patients. However, the adjuvant chemotherapy completion rate is less than satisfactory. If this rate could be increased then the overall prognosis of PDAC might be improved; however, reports addressing this problem are insufficient. To elucidate the factors, we retrospectively investigated PDAC patients...
April 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413626/non-infectious-chemotherapy-associated-acute-toxicities-during-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-therapy
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REVIEW
Kjeld Schmiegelow, Klaus Müller, Signe Sloth Mogensen, Pernille Rudebeck Mogensen, Benjamin Ole Wolthers, Ulrik Kristoffer Stoltze, Ruta Tuckuviene, Thomas Frandsen
During chemotherapy for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, all organs can be affected by severe acute side effects, the most common being opportunistic infections, mucositis, central or peripheral neuropathy (or both), bone toxicities (including osteonecrosis), thromboembolism, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, endocrinopathies (especially steroid-induced adrenal insufficiency and hyperglycemia), high-dose methotrexate-induced nephrotoxicity, asparaginase-associated hypersensitivity, pancreatitis, and hyperlipidemia...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406793/population-level-incidence-and-predictors-of-surgically-induced-diabetes-and-exocrine-insufficiency-after-partial-pancreatic-resection
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Irmina A Elliott, Irene Epelboym, Megan Winner, John D Allendorf, Philip I Haigh
CONTEXT: Endocrine and exocrine insufficiency after partial pancreatectomy affect quality of life, cardiovascular health, and nutritional status. However, their incidence and predictors are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and predictors of new-onset diabetes and exocrine insufficiency after partial pancreatectomy. DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed 1165 cases of partial pancreatectomy, performed from 1998 to 2010, from a large population-based database...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405150/comparing-acid-steatocrit-and-faecal-elastase-estimations-for-use-in-m-annheim-staging-for-pancreatitis
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M Ganesh Kamath, C Ganesh Pai, Asha Kamath, Annamma Kurien
AIM: To compare two tests for exocrine pancreatic function (EPF) for use in M-ANNHEIM staging for pancreatitis. METHODS: One hundred and ninety four consecutive patients with acute pancreatitis (AP; n = 13), recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP; n = 65) and chronic pancreatitis (CP; n = 116) were enrolled. EPF was assessed by faecal elastase-1 (FE-1) estimation and stool fat excretion by the acid steatocrit method. Patients were classified as per M-ANNHEIM stages separately based on the results of the two tests for comparison...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404513/correlation-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-body-weight-of-adults-above-the-age-of-30-years-in-a-medical-facility-in-ghana
#19
Frederick Vuvor, Godfred Egbi
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder characterized by insufficient insulin production or ineffective pancreatic secretions. In Ghana, the prevalence of DM was estimated to be 6.3% amongst men and women older than 30 years living in the Greater Accra region. The disease can be determined by various means including the use of the multistix that assesses the presence of glucose in urine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 100 subjects were sampled made up of 65% males and 35% females whose urine samples were verified using multistix...
April 4, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404017/dna-testing-of-pancreatic-cyst-fluid-is-it-ready-for-prime-time
#20
REVIEW
Aatur D Singhi, Marina N Nikiforova, Kevin McGrath
Pancreatic cysts are a clinical quandary in both diagnosis and management. Although many cysts, such as pseudocysts and serous cystadenomas, are benign and can be monitored clinically, mucinous cysts, such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms and mucinous cystic neoplasms, have the potential to progress to pancreatic cancer. Considering the poor prognosis of pancreatic cancer, the detection of a pancreatic cyst can be a source of anxiety for both the patient and physician. This diagnosis in turn can lead to expensive, invasive, and even harmful surveillance and treatment options...
January 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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