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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908292/conservatively-treated-congenital-hyperinsulinism-chi-due-to-k-atp-channel-gene-mutations-reducing-severity-over-time
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Maria Salomon-Estebanez, Sarah E Flanagan, Sian Ellard, Lindsey Rigby, Louise Bowden, Zainab Mohamed, Jacqueline Nicholson, Mars Skae, Caroline Hall, Ross Craigie, Raja Padidela, Nuala Murphy, Tabitha Randell, Karen E Cosgrove, Mark J Dunne, Indraneel Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Patients with Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI) due to mutations in K-ATP channel genes (K-ATP CHI) are increasingly treated by conservative medical therapy without pancreatic surgery. However, the natural history of medically treated K-ATP CHI has not been described; it is unclear if the severity of recessively and dominantly inherited K-ATP CHI reduces over time. We aimed to review variation in severity and outcomes in patients with K-ATP CHI treated by medical therapy. METHODS: Twenty-one consecutively presenting patients with K-ATP CHI with dominantly and recessively inherited mutations in ABCC8/KCNJ11 were selected in a specialised CHI treatment centre to review treatment outcomes...
December 1, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908159/a-preclinical-microbeam-facility-with-a-conventional-x-ray-tube
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Stefan Bartzsch, Craig Cummings, Stephan Eismann, Uwe Oelfke
PURPOSE: Microbeam radiation therapy is an innovative treatment approach in radiation therapy that uses arrays of a few tens of micrometer wide and a few hundreds of micrometer spaced planar x-ray beams as treatment fields. In preclinical studies these fields efficiently eradicated tumors while normal tissue could effectively be spared. However, development and clinical application of microbeam radiation therapy is impeded by a lack of suitable small scale sources. Until now, only large synchrotrons provide appropriate beam properties for the production of microbeams...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861198/digital-subtraction-of-magnetic-resonance-images-improves-detection-and-characterization-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Riccardo De Robertis, Paolo Tinazzi Martini, Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Giovanni Butturini, Paolo Regi, Luca Landoni, Giampaolo Tortora, Paolo Pederzoli, Mirko D'Onofrio
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of digital image subtraction of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) images for detection and characterization of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (PanNENs). METHODS: Magnetic resonance examinations of 50 histologically verified PanNENs were retrospectively evaluated by 2 radiologists; 50 ductal adenocarcinomas were included as a control group. Late arterial phase images and correspondent subtracted images were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859270/impact-of-pancreatectomy-on-long-term-patient-reported-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-recurrence-free-survivors-of-pancreatic-and-periampullary-neoplasms
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Jordan M Cloyd, Hop S Tran Cao, Maria Q B Petzel, Jason W Denbo, Nathan H Parker, Graciela M Nogueras-González, Joseph S Liles, Michael P Kim, Jeffrey E Lee, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Thomas A Aloia, Jason B Fleming, Matthew H G Katz
BACKGROUND: Long term patient-reported symptoms and quality of life (QOL) are important outcome metrics following cancer operations, but have been poorly described in patients who have previously undergone pancreatectomy. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of recurrence-free survivors of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, periampullary carcinomas, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors who had undergone prior pancreatectomy. QOL and symptom burden were measured using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Hepatobiliary Questionnaire, and psychosocial distress was measured using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832379/immunogenetics-of-igg4-related-aip
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Masao Ota, Takeji Umemura, Shigeyuki Kawa
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a unique form of chronic pancreatitis characterized by high serum IgG4 concentration and a variety of complicating extra-pancreatic lesions. AIP has the features of a complex disease that is caused by multifactorial genes. However, the genetic factors underlying AIP have not been elucidated conclusively. Association studies by the candidate-gene approach and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed several susceptibility genes for AIP, including HLA DRB1*04:05-DQB1*04:01, FCRL3, CTLA4, and KCNA3, albeit in small-scale analyses...
November 11, 2016: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831568/arqiv-hts-a-versatile-whole-organism-screening-platform-enabling-in-vivo-drug-discovery-at-high-throughput-rates
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David T White, Arife Unal Eroglu, Guohua Wang, Liyun Zhang, Sumitra Sengupta, Ding Ding, Surendra K Rajpurohit, Steven L Walker, Hongkai Ji, Jiang Qian, Jeff S Mumm
The zebrafish has emerged as an important model for whole-organism small-molecule screening. However, most zebrafish-based chemical screens have achieved only mid-throughput rates. Here we describe a versatile whole-organism drug discovery platform that can achieve true high-throughput screening (HTS) capacities. This system combines our automated reporter quantification in vivo (ARQiv) system with customized robotics, and is termed 'ARQiv-HTS'. We detail the process of establishing and implementing ARQiv-HTS: (i) assay design and optimization, (ii) calculation of sample size and hit criteria, (iii) large-scale egg production, (iv) automated compound titration, (v) dispensing of embryos into microtiter plates, and (vi) reporter quantification...
December 2016: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830034/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-mechanism-for-pancreatic-cancer-chemoresistance-in-a-three-dimensional-cancer-microenvironment
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Qiang Zhang, Xing-Kai Meng, Wan-Xiang Wang, Rui-Ming Zhang, Tong Zhang, Jian-Jun Ren
β-catenin is a key protein that is encoded by the CTNNB1 gene in the Wnt signaling pathway. This study investigated the associations between β-catenin expression and implications for the efficacy of gemcitabine on pancreatic cancer cells in a three-dimensional (3-D) cancer microenvironment. For low β-catenin expression pancreatic carcinoma cells, the inhibition rates (IRs) for low, middle, and high doses of gemcitabine were 0.615 ± 0.079, 0.691 ± 0.093, and 0.765 ± 0.061, respectively. For the high β-catenin expression pancreatic carcinoma cells, the IRs for the same doses were 0...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821081/management-of-controversial-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumour-clinical-situations-with-somatostatin-analogues-results-of-a-delphi-questionnaire-panel-from-the-netpraxis-program
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Isabel Sevilla, Ángel Segura, Jaume Capdevila, Carlos López, Rocío García-Carbonero, Enrique Grande
BACKGROUND: There are clinical situations (CS) in which the use of somatostatin analogs (SSAs) in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET) is controversial due to lack of evidence. A Delphi study was conducted to develop common treatment guidelines for these CS, based on clinical practice and expert opinion of Spanish oncologists. METHODS: A scientific committee identified 5 CS with a common core (c-c) [non-functioning NET, not susceptible of surgery/locoregional therapy, Ki67 < 10 % (except for CS5: >10 %), ECOG ≤ 2], and controversy regarding use of SSAs, and prepared a Delphi questionnaire of 48 treatment statements...
November 7, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809562/pancreaticobiliary-juice-reflux-in-patients-with-a-morphologically-normal-ductal-system-assessment-using-unenhanced-mri-with-spin-labeling
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Reiji Sugita, Akemi Furuta, Tetsuro Yamazaki, Kei Ito, Yutaka Noda
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to evaluate pancreaticobiliary reflux and to assess its correlation with clinical findings in patients without morphologic pancreaticobiliary maljunction by using a new MRI technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 320 consecutive patients with suspected pancreaticobiliary diseases underwent MRCP and flow analysis by MRI. MRI flow analysis, clinical, and laboratory findings of each patient were retrospectively reviewed...
November 3, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798447/prediction-of-vascular-invasion-using-a-3-point-scale-computed-tomography-grading-system-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-correlation-with-surgery
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Lei Zhang, Zhui-Yang Zhang, Jian-Ming Ni, Bin Li, Fang-Ming Chen, Chun-Juan Jiang, Chun-Hong Hu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between a 3-point scale multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) grading system and surgical exploration in predicting vascular invasion and resectability in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with surgical and pathologic confirmation of PDA were retrospectively analyzed by 3 radiologists independently. All patients had MDCT examination with multiplanar reformatted images, computed tomography (CT) angiography, and negative-contrast CT cholangiopancreatography (nCTCP)...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792332/hierarchical-time-lagged-independent-component-analysis-computing-slow-modes-and-reaction-coordinates-for-large-molecular-systems
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Guillermo Pérez-Hérnandez, Frank Noé
Analysis of molecular dynamics, for example using Markov models, often require the identification of order parameters that are good indicators of the rare events, i.e. good reaction coordinates. Recently, it has been shown that the time-lagged independent component analysis (TICA) finds the linear combinations of input coordinates that optimally represent the slow kinetic modes and may serve in order to define reaction coordinates between the metastable states of the molecular system. A limitation of the method is that both computing time and memory requirements scale with the square of the number of input features...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788482/reg-proteins-promote-acinar-to-ductal-metaplasia-and-act-as-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-markers-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Qing Li, Hao Wang, George Zogopoulos, Qin Shao, Kun Dong, Fudong Lv, Karam Nwilati, Xian-Yong Gui, Adeline Cuggia, Jun-Li Liu, Zu-Hua Gao
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly aggressive malignant tumor. Acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM) and pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PanIN) are both precursor lesions that lead to the development of PDAC. Reg family proteins (Reg1A, 1B, 3A/G, 4) are a group of calcium-dependent lectins that promote islet growth in response to inflammation and/or injuries. The aim of this study was to establish a role for Reg proteins in the development of PDAC and their clinical value as biomarkers. We found that Reg1A and Reg3A/G were highly expressed in the ADM tissues by immunohistochemistry...
October 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776665/image-quality-of-mean-temporal-arterial-and-mean-temporal-portal-venous-phase-images-calculated-from-low-dose-dynamic-volume-perfusion-ct-datasets-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-pancreatic-cancer
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X Wang, T Henzler, J Gawlitza, S Diehl, T Wilhelm, S O Schoenberg, Z Y Jin, H D Xue, A Smakic
PURPOSE: Dynamic volume perfusion CT (dVPCT) provides valuable information on tissue perfusion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and pancreatic cancer. However, currently dVPCT is often performed in addition to conventional CT acquisitions due to the limited morphologic image quality of dose optimized dVPCT protocols. The aim of this study was to prospectively compare objective and subjective image quality, lesion detectability and radiation dose between mean temporal arterial (mTA) and mean temporal portal venous (mTPV) images calculated from low dose dynamic volume perfusion CT (dVPCT) datasets with linearly blended 120-kVp arterial and portal venous datasets in patients with HCC and pancreatic cancer...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776171/analysis-of-research-activity-in-gastroenterology-pancreatitis-is-in-real-danger
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Andrea Szentesi, Emese Tóth, Emese Bálint, Júlia Fanczal, Tamara Madácsy, Dorottya Laczkó, Imre Ignáth, Anita Balázs, Petra Pallagi, József Maléth, Zoltán Rakonczay, Balázs Kui, Dóra Illés, Katalin Márta, Ágnes Blaskó, Alexandra Demcsák, Andrea Párniczky, Gabriella Pár, Szilárd Gódi, Dóra Mosztbacher, Ákos Szücs, Adrienn Halász, Ferenc Izbéki, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi
OBJECTIVE: Biomedical investment trends in 2015 show a huge decrease of investment in gastroenterology. Since academic research usually provides the basis for industrial research and development (R&D), our aim was to understand research trends in the field of gastroenterology over the last 50 years and identify the most endangered areas. METHODS: We searched for PubMed hits for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases for the 1965-2015 period. Overall, 1,554,325 articles were analyzed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775943/physiological-uptake-in-the-pancreatic-head-on-somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy-using-111in-dtpa-octreotide-incidence-and-mechanism
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Tessa Brabander, Jaap Teunissen, Dik Kwekkeboom
PURPOSE: Physiological uptake in the uncinate process or pancreatic head has been described with Ga-labeled PET tracers for somatostatin receptor imaging. In-DTPA-octreotide is the only registered radiopharmaceutical for the imaging of neuroendocrine tumors. We studied the uptake in this region of the pancreatic head on somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) using In-DTPA-octreotide in a large group of patients. Furthermore, known physiological and clinical characteristics are discussed in an attempt to elucidate this phenomenon...
October 21, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761545/stiffness-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-is-associated-with-increased-invasive-potential
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Angelyn V Nguyen, Kendra D Nyberg, Michael B Scott, Alia M Welsh, Andrew H Nguyen, Nanping Wu, Sophia V Hohlbauch, Nicholas A Geisse, Ewan A Gibb, A Gordon Robertson, Timothy R Donahue, Amy C Rowat
Metastasis is a fundamentally physical process in which cells are required to deform through narrow gaps as they invade surrounding tissues and transit to distant sites. In many cancers, more invasive cells are more deformable than less invasive cells, but the extent to which mechanical phenotype, or mechanotype, can predict disease aggressiveness in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains unclear. Here we investigate the invasive potential and mechanical properties of immortalized PDAC cell lines derived from primary tumors and a secondary metastatic site, as well as noncancerous pancreatic ductal cells...
October 20, 2016: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760836/preclinical-efficacy-of-an-antibody-drug-conjugate-targeting-mesothelin-correlates-with-quantitative-89zr-immunopet
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Anton G T Terwisscha van Scheltinga, Annie Ogasawara, Glenn Pacheco, Alexander Vanderbilt, Jeff Tinianow, Nidhi Gupta, Dongwei Li, Ron Firestein, Jan Marik, Suzie J Scales, Simon-Peter Williams
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) use monoclonal antibodies (mAb) as vehicles to deliver potent cytotoxic drugs selectively to tumor cells expressing the target. Molecular imaging with zirconium-89 (89Zr) labeled mAbs recapitulates similar targeting biology and might help predict the efficacy of these ADCs. An anti-mesothelin antibody (AMA, MMOT0530A) was used to make comparisons between its efficacy as an ADC and its tumor uptake as measured by 89Zr immunoPET imaging. Mesothelin-targeted tumor growth inhibition by monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE), ADC AMA-MMAE (DMOT4039A), was measured in mice bearing xenografts of ovarian cancer OVCAR-3 X2...
October 19, 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748339/continuous-low-dose-rate-irradiation-of-iodine-125-seeds-inhibiting-perineural-invasion-in-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Zheng Lu, Teng-Hui Dong, Pei-Ren Si, Wei Shen, Yi-Liang Bi, Min Min, Xin Chen, Yan Liu
BACKGROUND: Perineural invasion (PNI) is a histopathological characteristic of pancreatic cancer (PanCa). The aim of this study was to observe the treatment effect of continuous low-dose-rate (CLDR) irradiation to PNI and assess the PNI-related pain relief caused by iodine-125 ( 125 I) seed implantation. METHODS: The in vitro PNI model established by co-culture with dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and cancer cells was interfered under 2 and 4 Gy of 125 I seeds CLDR irradiation...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742650/do-contemporary-randomized-controlled-trials-meet-esmo-thresholds-for-meaningful-clinical-benefit
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J C Del Paggio, B Azariah, R Sullivan, W M Hopman, F V James, S Roshni, I F Tannock, C M Booth
BACKGROUND: The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) recently released a magnitude of clinical benefit scale (ESMO-MCBS) for systemic therapies for solid cancers. Here, we evaluate contemporary randomized controlled trials (RCTs) against the proposed ESMO thresholds for meaningful clinical benefit. METHODS: RCTs evaluating systemic therapy for breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), colorectal cancer (CRC), and pancreatic cancer published 2011-2015 were reviewed...
October 13, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723761/integrated-multi-omics-of-the-human-gut-microbiome-in-a-case-study-of-familial-type-1-diabetes
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Anna Heintz-Buschart, Patrick May, Cédric C Laczny, Laura A Lebrun, Camille Bellora, Abhimanyu Krishna, Linda Wampach, Jochen G Schneider, Angela Hogan, Carine de Beaufort, Paul Wilmes
The gastrointestinal microbiome is a complex ecosystem with functions that shape human health. Studying the relationship between taxonomic alterations and functional repercussions linked to disease remains challenging. Here, we present an integrative approach to resolve the taxonomic and functional attributes of gastrointestinal microbiota at the metagenomic, metatranscriptomic and metaproteomic levels. We apply our methods to samples from four families with multiple cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)...
October 10, 2016: Nature Microbiology
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