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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920643/elevated-lipase-during-initial-presentation-of-ulcerative-colitis-in-a-pediatric-patient-do-we-check-for-it
#1
Piyali Ray, Melissa R Van Arsdall
There are very few reports of elevated lipase in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms of pancreatitis may be masked by abdominal pain in pediatric IBD. During the initial presentation of IBD in our patient, lipase was elevated to more than 3 times the upper limit of normal. Normalization of values coincided with remission of IBD. This may be due to extraintestinal involvement of the pancreas as part of the inflammatory process or due to leakage of pancreatic enzymes from an inflamed gut or mediated by inflammatory cytokines...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919009/successful-percutaneous-ct-guided-microwave-ablation-of-adrenal-gland-for-ectopic-cushing-syndrome
#2
Rebecca Zener, Andrew Zaleski, Stan H Van Uum, Daryl K Gray, Amol Mujoomdar
Adrenocorticotropic hormone production by pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PNET) is rare and results in hyperstimulation of the adrenal gland to produce ectopic Cushing syndrome. Our case showcases the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous CT-guided microwave ablation of the adrenal gland in a 49-year-old female with PNET and hepatic metastases who presented with ectopic Cushing syndrome despite surgical resection of the primary pancreatic tumor and left adrenal gland. Prior to ablation, the right adrenal gland measured 4...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917087/predicting-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-with-eus-elastography
#3
J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914526/jiawei-erzhiwan-improves-menopausal-metabolic-syndrome-by-enhancing-insulin-secretion-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#4
Xiao-Meng Wan, Mu Zhang, Pei Zhang, Zhi-Shen Xie, Feng-Guo Xu, Ping Zhou, Shi-Ping Ma, Xiao-Jun Xu
Menopausal metabolic syndrome (MMS) is a series of syndrome caused by ovarian function decline and hormone insufficiency, and is a high risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Erzhiwan (EZW), composed of Herba Ecliptae and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi, is a traditional Chinese herbal formula that has been used to treat menopausal syndrome for many years. We added Herba Epimedii, Radix Rehmanniae, and Fructus Corni into EZW, to prepare a new formula, termed Jiawei Erzhiwan (JE)...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905373/-enteral-distress-syndrome-in-surgery-definition-pathogenesis-diagnosis
#5
A P Vlasov, V A Trofimov, T I Grigor'eva, V A Shibitov, P A Vlasov
It was performed a comprehensive experimental and clinical study of functional and metabolic status of the intestine in acute peritonitis, pancreatic necrosis, acute intestinal obstruction. We obtained objective data of impaired barrier function based on levels of toxins in arterial and mesenteric venous blood. Association of organ and organismic homeostatic changes was revealed. It was proved an important role of membrane-destabilizing processes in intestinal epithelium as a cause of enteral insufficiency...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905178/follow-up-to-determine-unplanned-hospitalization-and-complications-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
#6
Edwina Chan, Teresa Neeman, Andrew Thomson
BACKGROUND: Studies of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related complications are inconsistent and sometimes have insufficient patient follow-up. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for ERCP-related events, leading to hospitalization in the case of outpatients and prolonged hospital stay in the case of inpatients, using assiduous follow-up and contemporaneous recording of data. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 1000 consecutive ERCP procedures performed by a single endoscopist at a tertiary referral centre in Canberra, Australia, were studied and the complications evaluated...
December 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900370/a-patient-with-multisystem-dysfunction-carries-a-truncation-mutation-in-human-slc12a2-the-gene-encoding-the-na-k-2cl-cotransporter-nkcc1
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Eric Delpire, Lynne Wolfe, Bianca Flores, Rainelli Koumangoye, Cara C Schornak, Salma Omer, Barbara Pusey, Christopher Lau, Thomas Markello, David R Adams
This study describes a 13-yr-old girl with orthostatic intolerance, respiratory weakness, multiple endocrine abnormalities, pancreatic insufficiency, and multiorgan failure involving the gut and bladder. Exome sequencing revealed a de novo, loss-of-function allele in SLC12A2, the gene encoding the Na-K-2Cl cotransporter-1. The 11-bp deletion in exon 22 results in frameshift (p.Val1026Phefs*2) and truncation of the carboxy-terminal tail of the cotransporter. Preliminary studies in heterologous expression systems demonstrate that the mutation leads to a nonfunctional transporter, which is expressed and trafficked to the plasma membrane alongside wild-type NKCC1...
November 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896656/pancreatitis-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-predicts-clinically-relevant-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula
#8
C M Kühlbrey, N Samiei, O Sick, F Makowiec, U T Hopt, U A Wittel
BACKGROUND: Morbidity after pancreas resection is still high with postoperative pancreatic fistulas (POPF) being the most frequent complication. However, exocrine insufficiency seems to protect from POPF. In clinical practice, patients showing increased postoperative systemic amylase concentrations appear to frequently develop POPF. We therefore retrospectively examined the occurrence of systemic amylase increase after pancreas resections and its association with the clinical course. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Perioperative data from 739 consecutive pancreas resections were assessed in a prospectively maintained SPSS database...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888869/latest-advances-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#9
J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz
This article summarizes some of the recent and clinically relevant advances in chronic pancreatitis. These advances mainly concern the definition of the disease, the etiological diagnosis of idiopathic disease, the correlation between fibrosis degree and pancreatic secretion in the early stages of chronic pancreatitis, the treatment of the disease and of pain, the clinical relevance of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, and the diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis. A new mechanistic definition of chronic pancreatitis has been proposed...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878805/pancreatic-enzyme-replacement-therapy-for-people-with-cystic-fibrosis
#10
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Usha Rani Somaraju, Arturo Solis-Moya
BACKGROUND: Most people with cystic fibrosis (80% to 90%) need pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy to prevent malnutrition. Enzyme preparations need to be taken whenever food is taken, and the dose needs to be adjusted according to the food consumed. A systematic review on the efficacy and safety of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy is needed to guide clinical practice, as there is variability between centres with respect to assessment of pancreatic function, time of commencing treatment, dose and choice of supplements...
November 23, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878466/pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-comparing%C3%A2-fecal-elastase-1-with-72-h-stool-for-fecal-fat-estimation
#11
Sudipta Dhar Chowdhury, Reuben Thomas Kurien, Anup Ramachandran, Anjilivelil Joseph Joseph, Ebby George Simon, Amit Kumar Dutta, Deepu David, Bharath Kumar C, Prassana Samuel, K A Balasubramaniam
INTRODUCTION: Identification of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is important in the management of chronic pancreatitis. The 72-h stool for fecal fat estimation (FFE) has long been considered a gold standard indirect test for the diagnosis of PEI. However, the test is cumbersome for both patients and laboratory personnel alike. In this study, we aimed to assess fecal elastase 1 (FE1) as an alternate to FFE for the diagnosis of PEI. METHODS: In all, 87 consecutive patients diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis were included in this study...
November 23, 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875519/expression-of-somatostatin-receptors-2-and-5-in-circulating-tumour-cells-from-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumours
#12
Alexa Childs, Clare Vesely, Leah Ensell, Helen Lowe, Tu Vinh Luong, Martyn E Caplin, Christos Toumpanakis, Christina Thirlwell, John A Hartley, Tim Meyer
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) overexpress somatostatin receptors (SSTR) that can be targeted for therapy. Somatostatin receptor expression is routinely measured by molecular imaging but the resolution is insufficient to define heterogeneity. We hypothesised that SSTR expression could be measured on circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and used to investigate heterogeneity of expression and track changes during therapy. METHODS: MCF-7 cells were transfected with SSTR2 or 5 and spiked into donor blood for analysis by CellSearch...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865602/evolution-and-impact-of-lymph-node-dissection-during-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for%C3%A2-pancreatic-cancer
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Mariam F Eskander, Susanna W L de Geus, Gyulnara G Kasumova, Sing Chau Ng, Waddah Al-Refaie, Gamze Ayata, Jennifer F Tseng
BACKGROUND: Insufficient examination of lymph nodes after pancreaticoduodenectomy can lead some pancreatic cancer patients with N1 disease to be misclassified as N0. We examined trends in lymph node dissection throughout time and investigated how these changes affect lymph node status and its prognostic value. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried for patients with nonmetastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma (2004-2013) who underwent classic pancreaticoduodenectomy with antrectomy...
November 16, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864344/targeting-tumor-associated-fibroblasts-for-therapeutic-delivery-in-desmoplastic-tumors
#14
Lei Miao, Qi Liu, C Michael Lin, Cong Luo, Yuhua Wang, Lina Liu, Weiyan Yin, Shihao Hu, William Y Kim, Leaf Huang
The off-target distribution of anticancer nanoparticles (NP) to fibroblasts creates a barrier to the effective treatment of desmoplastic tumors. However, we hypothesized that this NP detriment might be exploited to target the expression of secreted cytotoxic proteins from cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) as an anticancer strategy. In addressing this hypothesis, plasmids encoding the secretable TNF-related factor sTRAIL were loaded into lipid-coated protamine DNA complexes (LPD) and administered by infusion in a murine xenograft model of human desmoplastic bladder carcinoma...
November 18, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864215/atrophic-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency-associated-with-anti-pd1-therapy
#15
G Long, A Hoadley, N Sandanayake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861351/small-amounts-of-tissue-preserve-pancreatic-function-long-term-follow-up-study-of-middle-segment-preserving-pancreatectomy
#16
Zipeng Lu, Jie Yin, Jishu Wei, Cuncai Dai, Junli Wu, Wentao Gao, Qing Xu, Hao Dai, Qiang Li, Feng Guo, Jianmin Chen, Chunhua Xi, Pengfei Wu, Kai Zhang, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao
Middle-segment preserving pancreatectomy (MPP) is a novel procedure for treating multifocal lesions of the pancreas while preserving pancreatic function. However, long-term pancreatic function after this procedure remains unclear.The aims of this current study are to investigate short- and long-term outcomes, especially long-term pancreatic endocrine function, after MPP.From September 2011 to December 2015, 7 patients underwent MPP in our institution, and 5 cases with long-term outcomes were further analyzed in a retrospective manner...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851333/1698-refeeding-syndrome-in-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-replacement-therapy
#17
Riley Jones, Long Vu, Haroon Ahmed, Edwin Hargitt, Kalpan Desai, Vishal Jivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847836/obstructive-acute-pancreatitis-secondary-to-peg-tube-migration
#18
Douglas F Taylor, Ryan Cho, Allan Cho, Viet Nguyen, Abhijit Sunnapwar, Craig Womeldorph
Percutaneous gastrostomy is a well-established method of providing enteral nutrition to patients incapable of oral intake, or for whom oral intake is insufficient to meet metabolic needs. In comparison to total parenteral nutrition, enteral feeding is advantageous in that it helps maintain gut mucosal integrity, which decreases the risk of bacterial translocation through the gastrointestinal tract. Complications include bleeding, aspiration, internal organ injury, perforation, periostomal leaks, tube dislodgement, and occlusion...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846137/utility-of-direct-pancreatic-function-testing-in-children
#19
Ligia Alfaro Cruz, Andrea Parniczky, Allison Mayhew, Lindsey N Hornung, Tom K Lin, Joseph J Palermo, Kimberly Jackson, Maisam Abu-El-Haija
OBJECTIVES: Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) can have a significant impact on a child's growth and nutrition. Our aim was to evaluate the utility of direct endoscopic pancreatic function testing (ePFT) in pediatrics. METHODS: A single-center retrospective chart review was performed of children who underwent ePFT from December 2007 through February 2015. Endoscopic pancreatic function testings were performed by 1 of 2 methods: (1) intravenous cholecystokinin, followed by the collection of a single duodenal aspirate at 10 minutes, or (2) intravenous cholecystokinin or secretin, followed by the collection of 3 duodenal aspirates at a 5, 10, and 15 minutes...
November 11, 2016: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846134/pancreatic-insufficiency-secondary-to-tobacco-exposure-a-controlled-cross-sectional-evaluation
#20
Kara L Raphael, Saurabh Chawla, Sungjin Kim, Christopher G Keith, David R Propp, Zhengjia N Chen, Kevin E Woods, Steven A Keilin, Qiang Cai, Field F Willingham
OBJECTIVES: Tobacco exposure is an established risk factor for pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis; however, its role in pancreatic insufficiency is not clear. METHODS: This controlled, cross-sectional study examined smokers and nonsmokers with no history of pancreatic disease. Histories and validated inventories of alcohol and tobacco use were obtained, and pancreatic insufficiency was assessed using the fecal elastase-1 assay. RESULTS: Of 7854 patients approached, 226 were interviewed and 200 enrolled...
November 11, 2016: Pancreas
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