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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811038/fast-and-robust-online-adaptive-planning-in-stereotactic-mr-guided-adaptive-radiation-therapy-smart-for-pancreatic-cancer
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O Bohoudi, A M E Bruynzeel, S Senan, J P Cuijpers, B J Slotman, F J Lagerwaard, M A Palacios
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To implement a robust and fast stereotactic MR-guided adaptive radiation therapy (SMART) online strategy in locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: SMART strategy for plan adaptation was implemented with the MRIdian system (ViewRay Inc.). At each fraction, OAR (re-)contouring is done within a distance of 3cm from the PTV surface. Online plan re-optimization is based on robust prediction of OAR dose and optimization objectives, obtained by building an artificial neural network (ANN)...
August 12, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798875/pancreatogastrostomy-versus-pancreatojejunostomy-an-up-to-date-meta-analysis-of-rcts
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Eleni Sioka, Athina Tatsioni, Ioannis Stefanidis, Elias Zintzaras, Dimitrios Zacharoulis
BACKGROUND: A meta-analysis was conducted in order to provide an up-to-date comparison of pancreatogastrostomy (PG) and pancreatojejunostomy (PJ), after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), in terms of clinically significant postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) and other postoperative complications. METHODS: This meta-analysis was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines and the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. A systematic literature search in MEDLINE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials was performed...
2017: International Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761758/the-european-society-for-medical-oncology-magnitude-of-clinical-benefit-scale-field-tested-in-infrequent-tumour-entities-an-extended-analysis-of-its-feasibility-at-the-medical-university-of-vienna
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Barbara Kiesewetter, Markus Raderer, Gerald W Prager, Thorsten Fuereder, Christine Marosi, Matthias Preusser, Michael Krainer, Gottfried J Locker, Thomas Brodowicz, Christoph C Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The European Society for Medical Oncology Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) is a new tool to quantify the clinical benefit that may be anticipated from a novel anticancer treatment. We present here an analysis on the feasibility of the ESMO-MCBS in less frequent tumour entities. METHODS: This study evaluates the practicability of the ESMO-MCBS for metastatic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), soft tissue sarcomas, glioblastoma, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, head/neck cancer, urothelial cancer and ovarian cancer at the Medical University Vienna...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759994/trimodal-mixed-mode-chromatography-enables-efficient-offline-2d-peptide-fractionation-for-proteome-analysis
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Peng Yu, Svenja Petzoldt, Mathias Wilhelm, Daniel Zolg, Runsheng Zheng, Xuefei Sun, Xiaodong Liu, Günter Schneider, Andreas F Huhmer, Bernhard Kuster
Offline two-dimensional chromatography is a common means to achieve deep proteome coverage. To reduce sample complexity and dynamic range and to utilize mass spectrometer (MS) time efficiently, high chromatographic resolution of and good orthogonality between the two dimensions is needed. Ion exchange and high pH reversed phase chromatography are often used for this purpose. However, the former requires desalting to be MS-compatible and the latter requires fraction pooling to create orthogonality. Here, we report an alternative first-dimension separation technique using a commercial trimodal phase incorporating polar embedded reversed phase, weak anion exchange and strong cation exchange material...
August 1, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726377/targeted-mass-spectrometry-approach-enabled-discovery-of-o-glycosylated-insulin-and-related-signaling-peptides-in-mouse-and-human-pancreatic-islets
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Qing Yu, Alejandra Canales, Matthew S Glover, Rahul Das, Xudong Shi, Yang Liu, Mark P Keller, Alan D Attie, Lingjun Li
O-Linked glycosylation often involves the covalent attachment of sugar moieties to the hydroxyl group of serine or threonine on proteins/peptides. Despite growing interest in glycoproteins, little attention has been directed to glycosylated signaling peptides, largely due to lack of enabling analytical tools. Here we explore the occurrence of naturally O-linked glycosylation on the signaling peptides extracted from mouse and human pancreatic islets using mass spectrometry (MS). A novel targeted MS-based method is developed to increase the likelihood of capturing these modified signaling peptides and to provide improved sequence coverage and accurate glycosite localization, enabling the first large-scale discovery of O-glycosylation on signaling peptides...
August 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720759/depleted-tumor-suppressor-mir-107-in-plasma-relates-to-tumor-progression-and-is-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Taisuke Imamura, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Mahito Miyamae, Wataru Okajima, Takuma Ohashi, Jun Kiuchi, Keiji Nishibeppu, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Ryo Morimura, Hisashi Ikoma, Toshiya Ochiai, Kazuma Okamoto, Hiroki Taniguchi, Eigo Otsuji
This study explored decreased tumor suppressor microRNA (miRNA) plasma levels in pancreatic cancer (PCa) patients to clarify their potential as novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets. We used the microRNA array-based approach to select candidates by comparing plasma levels between PCa patients and healthy volunteers. Six down-regulated miRNAs (miR-107, miR-126, miR-451, miR-145, miR-491-5p, and miR-146b-5p) were selected. Small- and large-scale analyses using samples from 100 PCa patients and 80 healthy volunteers revealed that miR-107 was the most down-regulated miRNA in PCa patients compared with healthy volunteers (P < 0...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702885/use-of-a-super-hydrophobic-microbioreactor-to-generate-and-boost-pancreatic-mini-organoids
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Tiziana A L Brevini, Elena F M Manzoni, Sergio Ledda, Fulvio Gandolfi
Cell remarkable ability to self-organize and rearrange in functional organoids has been greatly boosted by the recent advances in 3-D culture technologies and materials. This approach can be presently applied to model human organ development and function "in a dish" and to predict drug response in a patient specific fashion.Here we describe a protocol that allows for the derivation of functional pancreatic mini-organoids from skin biopsies. Cells are suspended in a drop of medium and encapsulated with hydrophobic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) powder particles, to form microbioreactors defined as "Liquid Marbles," that stimulate cell coalescence and 3-D aggregation...
July 13, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702321/a-high-content-small-molecule-screen-identifies-novel-inducers-of-definitive-endoderm
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Alexander Korostylev, Pallavi U Mahaddalkar, Oliver Keminer, Kamyar Hadian, Kenji Schorpp, Philip Gribbon, Heiko Lickert
OBJECTIVES: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can generate any given cell type in the human body. One challenge for cell-replacement therapy is the efficient differentiation and expansion of large quantities of progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells produced under good manufacturing practice (GMP). FOXA2 and SOX17 double positive definitive endoderm (DE) progenitor cells can give rise to all endoderm-derived cell types in the thymus, thyroid, lung, pancreas, liver, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697133/pancreatic-duct-in-autoimmune-pancreatitis-intraindividual-comparison-of-magnetic-resonance-pancreatography-at-1-5-t-and-3-0-t
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Jin Hee Kim, Jae Ho Byun, Myung-Hwan Kim, Sung Koo Lee, Song Cheol Kim, Hyoung Jung Kim, Seung Soo Lee, So Yeon Kim, Moon-Gyu Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to intraindividually compare magnetic resonance pancreatography (MRP) image quality at 1.5 T and 3.0 T when demonstrating main pancreatic duct (MPD) abnormalities in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). METHODS: Thirty prospectively enrolled patients with AIP underwent MRP at both 1.5 T and 3.0 T followed by endoscopic retrograde pancreatography before treatment. Two readers independently analyzed the MRP images and graded the visualization of MPD strictures and full-length MPD, using endoscopic retrograde pancreatography as the reference standard, as well as overall image artifacts on a 4-point scale...
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681404/integration-of-deployable-fluid-lenses-and-reflectors-with-endoluminal-therapeutic-ultrasound-applicators-preliminary-investigations-of-enhanced-penetration-depth-and-focal-gain
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Matthew S Adams, Vasant A Salgaonkar, Serena Scott, Graham Sommer, Chris J Diederich
PURPOSE: Catheter-based ultrasound applicators can generate thermal ablation of tissues adjacent to body lumens, but have limited focusing and penetration capabilities due to the small profile of integrated transducers required for the applicator to traverse anatomical passages. This study investigates a design for an endoluminal or laparoscopic ultrasound applicator with deployable acoustic reflector and fluid lens components, which can be expanded after device delivery to increase the effective acoustic aperture and allow for deeper and dynamically adjustable target depths...
July 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680477/human-pluripotent-stem-cell-differentiation-to-functional-pancreatic-cells-for-diabetes-therapies-innovations-challenges-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Elena F Jacobson, Emmanuel S Tzanakakis
Recent advances in the expansion and directed pancreatogenic differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have intensified efforts to generate functional pancreatic islet cells, especially insulin-secreting β-cells, for cell therapies against diabetes. However, the consistent generation of glucose-responsive insulin-releasing cells remains challenging. In this article, we first present basic concepts of pancreatic organogenesis, which frequently serves as a basis for engineering differentiation regimens...
2017: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658650/the-role-of-fibroblasts-in-pancreatic-cancer-extracellular-matrix-versus-paracrine-factors
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Louisa Bolm, Simon Cigolla, Uwe A Wittel, Ulrich T Hopt, Tobias Keck, Dirk Rades, Peter Bronsert, Ulrich Friedrich Wellner
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Desmoplasia is a characteristic feature and a suspected mechanism of tumor progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Main constituents of the stroma involve cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and extracellular matrix (ECM). The aim of this study was to dissect the interaction of CAFs, ECM, and PDAC cells in both an in vitro setting and a large-scale clinical cohort study. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Patients operated for PDAC were identified from our prospectively maintained clinical database...
August 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656339/short-term-outcomes-after-laparoscopic-versus-open-transhiatal-resection-of-siewert-type-ii-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction
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Shizuki Sugita, Takahiro Kinoshita, Akio Kaito, Masahiro Watanabe, Hideki Sunagawa
BACKGROUND: The potential advantages of laparoscopic surgery (LS) compared with open surgery (OS) for Siewert type II adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) have not been fully clarified. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of the laparoscopic transhiatal approach for Siewert type II AEG, and compare the short-term outcomes of LS versus OS for Siewert type II AEG. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 87 consecutive patients with Siewert type II AEG who underwent curative surgery from January 2008 to November 2016...
June 27, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651471/grading-and-prognostication-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-pancreas-a-comparison-study-of-ki67-and-phh3
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jessica Tracht, Kui Zhang, Deniz Peker
Grading of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) is currently based on mitotic rate and Ki67 proliferation index. Phosphohistone-H3 (PHH3) is an effective marker for mitosis that has been proposed to use in grading various NETs. It remains unclear which method more accurately predicts grade and clinical outcome. Cases of pNET were evaluated using immunohistochemical stains for Ki67 and PHH3. In addition, each case was evaluated for necrosis, lymphovascular invasion, and perineural invasion and compared with stage...
July 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636047/decoding-the-regulatory-mechanism-of-glucose-and-insulin-induced-phosphatidylinositol-3-4-5-trisphosphate-dynamics-in-%C3%AE-cells
#15
Tagari Samanta, Peeyush Sharma, Dwijendra Kukri, Sandip Kar
In MIN6 pancreatic β-cells, glucose and insulin act in a synergistic manner to regulate the dynamics of Phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate (PIP3). However, the precise regulatory mechanism behind such an experimentally observed synergy is poorly understood. In this article, we propose a phenomenological mathematical model for studying the glucose and insulin driven PIP3 activation dynamics under various stimulatory conditions to unfold the mechanism responsible for the observed synergy. The modeling study reveals that the experimentally observed oscillation in PIP3 dynamics with disparate time scales for different external glucose doses is mainly orchestrated by the complex dynamic regulation of cytosolic Ca(2+) in β-cells...
July 25, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635615/topography-on-a-subcellular-scale-modulates-cellular-adhesions-and-actin-stress-fiber-dynamics-in-tumor-associated-fibroblasts
#16
Mikheil Azatov, Xiaoyu Sun, Alexandra Suberi, John T Fourkas, Arpita Upadhyaya
Cells can sense and adapt to mechanical properties of their environment. The local geometry of the extracellular matrix, such as its topography, has been shown to modulate cell morphology, migration, and proliferation. Here we investigate the effect of micro/nanotopography on the morphology and cytoskeletal dynamics of human pancreatic tumor-associated fibroblast cells (TAFs). We use arrays of parallel nanoridges with variable spacings on a subcellular scale to investigate the response of TAFs to the topography of their environment...
June 21, 2017: Physical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631495/serum-endocannabinoids-in-assessing-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis-and-in-those-with-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#17
Raffaele Pezzilli, Pierangela Ciuffreda, Roberta Ottria, Alessandro Ravelli, Gianvico Melzi d'Eril, Alessandra Barassi
BACKGROUND: The endocannabinoid system plays a substantial role in analgesia. AIM: To analyze N-arachidonoylethanolamine (AEA), N-oleoylethanolamine (OEA), linoleoyl ethanolamide (LEA), α-linoleoyl ethanolamine (α-LNEA), N-palmitoylethanolamine (PEA) and N-stearoyl ethanolamine (SEA) in two groups of patients having chronic pancreatic diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients with chronic pancreatitis, 26 patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and 36 healthy subjects were studied...
June 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628722/microscopic-lymphovascular-invasion-is-an-independent-predictor-of-survival-in-resected-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#18
Jeffrey D Epstein, Geoffrey Kozak, Zhi Ven Fong, Jin He, Ammar A Javed, Upasana Joneja, Wei Jiang, Cristina R Ferrone, Keith D Lillemoe, John L Cameron, Matthew J Weiss, Harish Lavu, Charles J Yeo, Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo, Christopher L Wolfgang, Jordan M Winter
Background and Objectives Despite routine inclusion of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) status in pathologic reports of resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDA), the clinical implications of LVI have not been well characterized. Methods This study is a retrospective review of 2640 patients who underwent a pancreatectomy for PDA at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, or Johns Hopkins Hospital (2003-2014). Clinical and pathologic records were extracted from institutional databases...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627758/spectral-library-based-glycopeptide-analysis-detection-of-circulating-galectin-3-binding-protein-in-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Eslam N Nigjeh, Ru Chen, Yasuko Allen-Tamura, Randall E Brand, Teresa A Brentnall, Sheng Pan
PURPOSE: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal disease characterized by its late diagnosis, poor prognosis and rapid development of drug resistance. Using the data-independent acquisition (DIA) technique, the authors applied a spectral library-based proteomic approach to analyze N-glycosylated peptides in human plasma, in the context of pancreatic cancer study. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The authors extended the application of DIA to the quantification of N-glycosylated peptides enriched from plasma specimens from a clinically well-defined cohort that consists of patients with early stage PDAC, chronic pancreatitis and healthy subjects...
June 19, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625958/pain-management-of-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy
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Yulan Shi, Xiao Ying, Xiaoye Hu, Hong Shen
This study was performed to evaluate cancer pain control of high-Intensity focused ultrasound ablation (HIFU) and to manage the HIFU treatment pain in advanced pancreatic cancer patients with analgesics. We collected 71 locally advanced pancreatic cancer patients treated with HIFU from 2013 March to 2014 January in our hospital. The cancer pain (pre-HIFU and two weeks after HIFU) and HIFU treatment pain were evaluated respectively. The numeric rating scale (NRS) was used as the tool of pain evaluation. The related factors with pains were analyzed...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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