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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099337/phototoxic-maculopathy-induced-by-quartz-infrared-heat-lamp-a-clinical-case-report
#1
Xinhua Zheng, Ping Xie, Zizhong Hu, Weiwei Zhang, Kang Liang, Xiuying Wang, Qinghuai Liu
RATIONALE: A large proportion of the output of quartz infrared heat lamps is emitted as infrared radiation (IR). Retinal damage induced by IR-A and visible light on arc welders has been reported. However, case reports of retinal damage caused by quartz infrared heat lamps are rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of phototoxic maculopathy induced by quartz infrared heat lamps. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a female with a 1-month history of progressive blurred vision and dysmorphopsia in her right eye after improper staring at the tubes of a quartz infrared heater...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099252/the-role-of-pancreatic-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
#2
Tomotaka Saito, Kenji Hirano, Hiroyuki Isayama, Yousuke Nakai, Kei Saito, Gyotane Umefune, Dai Akiyama, Takeo Watanabe, Kaoru Takagi, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Naminatsu Takahara, Rie Uchino, Suguru Mizuno, Hirofumi Kogure, Saburo Matsubara, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
OBJECTIVES: Although patients with pancreatic cancer (PC) are prone to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, there are few evidences about pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) in patients with PC, especially those receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: This is a prospective consecutive observational study of PERT in patients with unresectable PC. We prospectively enrolled patients receiving chemotherapy for unresectable PC from April 2012 to February 2014 and prescribed oral pancrelipase of 48,000 lipase units per meal (pancrelipase group)...
January 18, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099095/when-imaging-becomes-clinically-relevant-multikinase-inhibitor-related-pancreatic-insufficiency-and-pancreatic-atrophy
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Lambros Tselikas, Arnaud Bayle, David Malka, Antoine Hollebecque, Axel Le Cesne, Romain Coriat, Olivier Mir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097850/-a-regenerative-anemia-in-infants-2-cases-of-pearson%C3%A2-s-syndrome
#4
José M Martínez de Zabarte Fernández, Carmen Rodríguez-Vigil Iturrate, Cristina Martínez Faci, Inmaculada García Jiménez, Laura Murillo Sanjuan, Ascensión Muñoz Mellado
Anemia is very common in infants. Although its causes are usually not severe and treatable, proper etiologic diagnosis should be established. When anemia is non-regenerative, it can be caused by aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, bone marrow infiltration or hematopoietic factors deficiencies. Another possible cause is Pearson's syndrome, a rare mitochondrial disease that causes non-regenerative anemia associated with other cytopenias, pancreatic insufficiency, lactic acidosis and great variability in clinical presentation conditioned by heteroplasmy...
1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094661/diagnosis-of-pancreatic-disease-in-feline-platynosomosis
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Liza S Köster, Linda Shell, Jennifer Ketzis, Sreekumari Rajeev, Oscar Illanes
Objectives Platynosomum species are cat-specific parasitic trematodes that parasitize the biliary ducts and gall bladder. Due to the common connection to the major duodenal papilla of the pancreas and common bile ducts in addition to the periductal proximity of the pancreas, it is possible that platynosomosis could cause pancreatitis. The objective of this study was to determine whether platynosomosis, a commonly diagnosed parasitic disease in cats on St Kitts, has any association with pancreatic disease. Methods To investigate this possibility, the pancreas of free-roaming cats with naturally acquired platynosomosis were evaluated via ultrasound, serum concentrations of feline pancreatic lipase (fPL), cobalamin, folate and feline trypsin-like immunoreactivity (fTLI) and histopathology...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089214/prevalence-of-chronic-pancreatitis-results-of-a-primary-care-physician-based-population-study
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Gabriele Capurso, Livia Archibugi, Piera Pasquali, Alessandro Aceti, Paolo Balducci, Patrizia Bianchi, Francesco Buono, Stefano Camerucci, Rosanna Cantarini, Sergio Centofanti, Patrizia Colantonio, Riccarda Cremaschi, Sergio Crescenzi, Caterina Di Mauro, Davide Di Renzi, Andrea Filabozzi, Alfonso Fiorillo, Giuseppe Giancaspro, Paola Giovannetti, Giuseppe Lanna, Claudio Medori, Emilio Merletti, Enzo Nunnari, Francesca Paris, Marco Pavone, Angela Piacenti, Almerindo Rossi, Maria Cristina Scamuffa, Giovanni Spinelli, Marco Taborchi, Biagio Valente, Antonella Villanova, Alberto Chiriatti, Gianfranco Delle Fave
BACKGROUND: Data on chronic pancreatitis prevalence are scanty and usually limited to hospital-based studies. AIM: Investigating chronic pancreatitis prevalence in primary care. METHODS: Participating primary care physicians reported the prevalence of chronic pancreatitis among their registered patients, environmental factors and disease characteristics. The data were centrally reviewed and chronic pancreatitis cases defined according to M-ANNHEIM criteria for diagnosis and severity and TIGAR-O classification for etiology...
December 27, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077753/prevalence-location-and-concurrent-diseases-of-ultrasonographic-cyst-like-lesions-of-abdominal-lymph-nodes-in-dogs
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A Liotta, F Billen, M Heimann, A Hamaide, M Rizza, A L Etienne, G Bolen
Lymph nodal cyst-like lesions are occasionally identified during abdominal ultrasound in dogs. However, a study evaluating their prevalence and clinical significance is lacking. The aim of this observational cross-sectional study was to evaluate prevalence, most common location and concurrent diseases of cyst-like lymph nodes detected during abdominal ultrasound. Affected lymph nodes, patient signalment and concurrent diseases of dogs with cyst-like lymph nodal lesions having undergone abdominal ultrasound over a one-year period were recorded...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062871/-chronic-diarrhea-in-the-diabetic-a-review-of-the-literature
#8
Juan Sebastián Frías Ordoñez, William Otero Regino
The association of diarrhea with diabetes mellitus has been known for more than 70 years. In diabetic patients its prevalence is around 20%.Its clinical manifestations are diverse, and represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.There are certain diagnoses of higher prevalence in diabetic patients than in the general population.The different related etiologies can be adequately diagnosed through the clinical history and complementary diagnostic tests.The medications used by the diabetic patient to manage their disease often cause chronic diarrhea, so the pharmacological background should be studied at the time of the study of diarrhea...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060186/acupuncture-for-pain-in-chronic-pancreatitis-a-single-blinded-randomized-crossover-trial
#9
Jacob Juel, Stefano Liguori, Aldo Liguori, Jakob L Poulsen, Massimiliano Valeriani, Carina Graversen, Søren S Olesen, Asbjørn M Drewes
OBJECTIVES: Many patients with painful chronic pancreatitis (CP) have insufficient effect of treatment, and the prevalence of adverse effects is high. Consequently, alternatives to conventional management are needed. We aimed to study the effect of acupuncture in painful CP. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-blinded, randomized crossover trial. Fifteen patients with CP were assigned to a session of acupuncture followed by sham stimulation or vice versa. Patients rated clinical pain scores daily on a 0 to 10 visual analogue scale (VAS) and completed the Patient Global Impression of Change...
February 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056084/sbds-deficient-cells-have-an-altered-homeostatic-equilibrium-due-to-translational-inefficiency-which-explains-their-reduced-fitness-and-provides-a-logical-framework-for-intervention
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Piera Calamita, Annarita Miluzio, Arianna Russo, Elisa Pesce, Sara Ricciardi, Farhat Khanim, Cristina Cheroni, Roberta Alfieri, Marilena Mancino, Chiara Gorrini, Grazisa Rossetti, Ivana Peluso, Massimiliano Pagani, Diego L Medina, Johanna Rommens, Stefano Biffo
Ribosomopathies are a family of inherited disorders caused by mutations in genes necessary for ribosomal function. Shwachman-Diamond Bodian Syndrome (SDS) is an autosomal recessive disease caused, in most patients, by mutations of the SBDS gene. SBDS is a protein required for the maturation of 60S ribosomes. SDS patients present exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, neutropenia, chronic infections, and skeletal abnormalities. Later in life, patients are prone to myelodisplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054107/-evidence-based-supportive-measures-to-secure-pancreatic-anastomoses
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O Belyaev, W Uhl
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic anastomosis is the Achilles heel of pancreatic surgery. Despite substantial progress in surgical techniques the rate of postoperative pancreatic fistulas remains very high. For this reason various supportive measures to secure pancreatic anastomoses are of continuing interest. OBJECTIVE: This review presents the newest evidence-based data on supportive measures designed to secure a pancreatic anastomosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The most recent meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials and the largest retrospective studies on the role of pancreatic duct stenting, double loop reconstruction, autologous patches and drainage in pancreaticoduodenectomy were taken into account...
January 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050116/lipomatous-pseudohypertrophy-of-pancreas-with-coexisting-chronic-calcific-pancreatitis-leading-to-malabsorption-due-to-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency
#12
Devendra Nema, Sumeet Arora, Ashutosh Mishra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049534/case-report-maternal-mosaicism-resulting-in-inheritance-of-a-novel-gata6-mutation-causing-pancreatic-agenesis-and-neonatal-diabetes-mellitus
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Daphne Yau, Elisa De Franco, Sarah E Flanagan, Sian Ellard, Miriam Blumenkrantz, John J Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Haploinsufficiency of the GATA6 transcription factor gene was recently found to be the most common cause of pancreatic agenesis, a rare cause of neonatal diabetes mellitus. Although most cases are de novo, we describe three siblings with inherited GATA6 haploinsufficiency and the rare finding of parental mosaicism. CASE PRESENTATION: The proband was born at term with severe intrauterine growth restriction, the first child of non-consanguineous parents...
January 3, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047814/th-cd-207a-09-stay-on-target-dynamic-patient-specific-templates-of-fiducial-marker-clusters-for-igrt
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W Campbell, M Miften, B Jones
PURPOSE: Pancreatic SBRT relies on extremely accurate delivery of ablative radiation doses to the target, and intra-fractional tracking of fiducial markers can facilitate improvements in dose delivery. However, this requires algorithms that are able to find fiducial markers with high speed and accuracy. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel marker tracking algorithm that is robust against many of the common errors seen with traditional template matching techniques. METHODS: Using CBCT projection images, a method was developed to create detailed template images of fiducial marker clusters without prior knowledge of the number of markers, their positions, or their orientations...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027633/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-in-malnourished-children-and-those-with-persistent-diarrhoeae
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Ariani Dewi Widodo, Ina S Timan, Saptawati Bardosono, Widdy Winarta, Dwi Prasetyo, Agus Firmansyah
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Persistent diarrhoea, a serious health problem, is closely related to malnutrition. Children with severe malnutrition have a 9-fold risk of death, and children with severe stunting have a 4-fold risk of death. Prolonged mucosal injury from diarrhoea causes reduced secretin and cholecystokinin secretion, which decreases stimulation to the pancreas, and is indicated by faecal elastase-1 levels. This further aggravates persistent diarrhoea and malnutrition because of the low levels of digestive enzyme production...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025771/early-experience-with-laparoscopic-frey-procedure-for-chronic-pancreatitis-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#16
Daniel J Kilburn, Adrian K H Chiow, Universe Leung, Mehan Siriwardhane, David J Cavallucci, Richard Bryant, Nicholas A O'Rourke
The Frey procedure has been demonstrated to be an effective surgical technique to treat patients with painful large duct chronic pancreatitis. More commonly reported as an open procedure, we report our experience with a minimally invasive approach to the Frey procedure. Four consecutive patients underwent a laparoscopic Frey procedure at our institution from January 2012 to July 2015. We herein report our technique and describe short- and medium-term outcomes. The median age was 40 years old. The median duration of pancreatic pain prior to surgery was 12 years...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012584/severe-disease-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-fecal-calprotectin-levels
#17
Giuseppe Fabio Parisi, Maria Papale, Novella Rotolo, Donatella Aloisio, Lucia Tardino, Maria Grazia Scuderi, Vincenzo Di Benedetto, Raffaella Nenna, Fabio Midulla, Salvatore Leonardi
Fecal calprotectin (FC) is used to asses the presence of intestinal inflammation also in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and recent studies showed a correlation between bowel and lung disease in these patients. The aim of this study was to analyze the levels of FC in CF and correlate them with different phenotypes of disease. We enrolled a cohort of 54 CF patients and 50 healthy controls. In these patients, calprotectin has been assayed on a stools sample using an ELISA kit. In all patients we analyzed, FC levels were elevated above the cut-off value and significantly higher than in healthy controls...
November 13, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009030/long-term-outcome-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients-with-multisystem-evaluation
#18
Maryam Hassanzad, Mohammad Reza Boloursaz, Sepideh Darougar, Sabereh Tashayoie Nejad, Seyed Amir Mohajerani, Nooshin Baghaie, Seyed Karen Hashemitari, Ali Akbar Velayati
INTRODUCTION: Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disease with multiple organ involvement and chiefly results in chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic insufficiency and associated complications. The age at diagnosis, clinical presentation, rate of disease progression and prognosis is variable among patients. This study is designed to evaluate the behavior of disease to provide epidemiologic data for early recognition and proper management. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was designed as an active surveillance of 192 patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in a tertiary lung disease centre between 2008 and 2015...
2016: Adv Respir Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007080/preoperative-embolization-of-the-celiac-axis-or-common-hepatic-artery-before-distal-pancreatectomy-with-resection-of-the-celiac-axis
#19
Markus Zimmermann, Martin Liebl, Maximilian Schulze-Hagen, Federico Pedersoli, Jochen Pfeffer, Maximilian Schmeding, Peter Isfort, Christiane K Kuhl, Philipp Bruners
Patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer who undergo distal pancreatectomy with resection of the celiac axis (CA) are at risk for postoperative hepatic or gastric ischemia if collateral blood flow from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) via the gastroduodenal artery is insufficient. This study presents a technique for preoperative angiographic evaluation of these collateral vessels by using an AMPLATZER Vascular Plug to temporarily occlude the CA or common hepatic artery while simultaneously performing digital subtraction angiography of the SMA...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004474/gastrointestinal-dysmotility-and-pancreatic-insufficiency-in-2-siblings-with-donohue-syndrome
#20
Eirini Kostopoulou, Pratik Shah, Noman Ahmad, Robert Semple, Khalid Hussain
Donohue syndrome is a rare congenital syndrome of insulin-resistance and abnormal glucose homeostasis, caused by mutations in the insulin receptor (INSR) gene. It is characterized by specific phenotypic and clinical features and the diagnosis is based on clinical, biochemical and genetic criteria. We report 2 siblings with Donohue syndrome (cases 1, 2) with multiple clinical and biochemical characteristics. Both patients shared the same mutation and presented with intra-uterine growth restriction, failure to thrive, fasting hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia and episodic post-prandial hyperglycaemia...
December 22, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
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