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Hyerim Ha, Ah-Rong Nam, Ju-Hee Bang, Ji-Eun Park, Tae-Yong Kim, Kyung-Hun Lee, Sae-Won Han, Seock-Ah Im, Tae-You Kim, Yung-Jue Bang, Do-Youn Oh
Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in tumor tissue is under investigation as a candidate biomarker in immuno-oncology dug development. The soluble form of PD-L1 (sPDL1) is suggested to have immunosuppressive activity. In this study, we measured the serum level of sPDL1 and evaluated its prognostic implication in biliary tract cancer (BTC). Blood was collected from 158 advanced BTC patients (68 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, 56 gallbladder cancer, 22 extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and 12 ampulla of vater cancer) before initiation of palliative chemotherapy...
October 21, 2016: Oncotarget
R Coppola, M Cartillone, D Borzomati, G Nappo, S Valeri, T Petitti, G Perrone
Microscopic residual tumor (R1) affects prognosis of resected pancreatic head cancer patients. Surgeon's ability, caseload and accuracy of pathological staging affect the rate of R1 resections. The goal of this study was to verify if a standardized histopathological workup of the specimen affects the rate of microscopic residual tumor after PD for cancer. Two groups of specimens were managed with (Group 1, Standardized Group, SG) or without (Group 2, Non Standardized Group, NSG) a standardized histopathological workup reported by the Royal College of Pathologists...
October 25, 2016: Updates in Surgery
Sandeep Sen, Kadukothanahally Nagaraju Shivaprakash, Neelavara A Aravind, Gudasalamani Ravikanth, Selvadurai Dayanandan
Conservation managers and policy makers are often confronted with a challenging dilemma of devising suitable strategies to maintain agricultural productivity while conserving endemic species that at the early stages of becoming pests of agricultural crops. Identification of environmental factors conducive to species range expansion for forecasting species distribution patterns will play a central role in devising management strategies to minimize the conflict between the agricultural productivity and biodiversity conservation...
September 2016: Ecology and Evolution
Masaya Takumida, Hiroshi Takumida, Matti Anniko
CONCLUSION: Gastric type H(+),K(+)-ATPase in the vestibular end organs may be of importance for K(+) circulation and may also be related to pH regulation in vestibular end organs and endolymphatic sac. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the expression of gastric-type H(+),K(+)-ATPase in normal mouse vestibular end organs. METHODS: 8 weeks old CBA/J mice were used in this study. The presence of gastric-type H(+),K(+)-ATPase α and β in the vestibular end organs, viz...
October 21, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Frank G J Kallenberg, Barbara A J Bastiaansen, Evelien Dekker
Background and study aims: Guidelines recommend surveillance endoscopy with both forward- and side-viewing endoscopes to identify duodenal and ampullary adenomas in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). We hypothesized that both the duodenum and the ampulla of Vater can be completely visualized during cap-assisted forward-viewing endoscopy. Patients and methods: A total of 40 patients with FAP underwent forward-viewing endoscopy with a short cap attached to the tip of the gastroscope, with the aim of visualizing both the duodenum and the ampulla of Vater...
October 19, 2016: Endoscopy
Wataru Fujii, Ken Hayashi, Shigetoshi Yamada, Hiroshi Kusanagi
INTRODUCTION: For carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater, lymph node metastasis around the abdominal aorta is an inoperable factor equivalent to distant metastasis, such as hepatic metastasis or peritoneal carcinomatosis, making the cancer unresectable. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 53-year-old man was referred to our hospital and was diagnosed as having carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater with lymph node metastases around the abdominal aorta. Although only chemotherapy was initially scheduled, the chemotherapy was effective, and the metastases were dramatically reduced after 4 cycles of chemotherapy...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
C E Fedorka, K E Scoggin, E L Squires, B A Ball, M H T Troedsson
The seminal plasma protein, cysteine-rich secretory protein-3 (CRISP-3), has been correlated with increased fertility and first-cycle conception rates, and has been suggested to be involved in the modulation of polymorphonuclear neutrophil and phagocytosis of spermatozoa during the inflammatory response to breeding in the horse. Previous research demonstrated that equine CRISP-3 is located in both the ampulla of the vas deferens and the seminal vesicles. However, this was done with nonquantitative laboratory techniques...
September 21, 2016: Theriogenology
E Dietzel, J Floehr, E Van de Leur, R Weiskirchen, W Jahnen-Dechent
STUDY QUESTION: Does fetuin-B inhibit premature zona pellucida (ZP) hardening in mouse oocytes in vitro and thus increase IVF rate? SUMMARY ANSWER: Supplementation of oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM) media with recombinant mouse fetuin-B (rmFetuB) increased fertilization rate without affecting mouse embryo development into blastocysts. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mice deficient in fetuin-B are infertile owing to premature ZP hardening. Premature ZP hardening also occurs during oocyte IVM leading to decreased fertilization rate...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
Jennifer L Williams, Carmen K Chan, Paul A Toste, Irmina A Elliott, Charles R Vasquez, Dharma B Sunjaya, Eric A Swanson, Jamie Koo, O Joe Hines, Howard A Reber, David W Dawson, Timothy R Donahue
Importance: Patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas have widely variable survival. These cancers are traditionally categorized by their anatomic location of origin, namely, the duodenum, ampulla, distal common bile duct (CBD), or head of the pancreas. However, they can be alternatively subdivided histopathologically into intestinal or pancreaticobiliary (PB) types, which may more accurately estimate prognosis. Objectives: To identify factors associated with survival in patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas and to compare survival between those having intestinal-type or PB-type cancers originating from the duodenum, ampulla, or distal CBD with those having pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)...
October 12, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Quraish Ghadiali, Anna Tan, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: We describe a patient with an unusually posterior varix of a vortex vein ampulla. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An unusually posterior varix of a vortex vein ampulla mimicking a choroidal neoplasm was identified. The diagnosis was obscured by the presence of overlying drusen. Through a combination of indocyanine green angiography and enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, the varix was identified as an engorged vascular process correlating to ophthalmoscopic and tomographic examination...
August 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Le Li, Guang-Quan Zhang, Hua Chen, Zhong-Jie Zhao, Hong-Ze Chen, Huan Liu, Gang Wang, Yue-Hui Jia, Shang-Ha Pan, Rui Kong, Yong-Wei Wang, Bei Sun
Long intergenic non-protein coding RNA, p53 induced transcript (Linc-pint) is a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) that regulates tumor cell viability and proliferation. We used qRT-PCR and RNA FISH analysis to evaluate Linc-pint levels in the plasma and tumor tissues of pancreatic cancer (PCa) patients. Our data demonstrate that Linc-pint expression is lower in plasma samples from PCa patients than from healthy individuals, and indicate that plasma Linc-pint levels are more sensitive than CA19-9 for detecting PCa...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
Athanasios Petrou, Zahir Soonawalla, Michael-Antony Silva, Antonio Manzelli, Demetrios Moris, Patric-Paul Tabet, Peter Friend
PURPOSE: Survival after curative resection of pancreatic, ampullary and lower common bile duct cancer remains very poor. The aim of this study was to assess important prognostic factors in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS: From 2006 to 2010, 156 patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for malignancies of pancreatic, ampullary or lower common bile duct in our institution. Based on the inclusion criteria 101 patients were selected in our retrospective statistical analysis...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Kosuke Minaga, Masayuki Kitano, Chimyon Gon, Kentaro Yamao, Hajime Imai, Takeshi Miyata, Ken Kamata, Shunsuke Omoto, Mamoru Takenaka, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CDS) is increasingly utilized in the treatment of malignant distal biliary obstruction. Standardized use of this technique requires improvements in instruments, including more convenient and safer devices. This study was designed to evaluate the resistance force to migration (RFM) of a newly designed laser-cut metal stent and the feasibility of EUS-CDS using this stent. METHODS: This experimental study utilized a porcine model of biliary dilatation involving five male pigs...
September 28, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Hideki Izumi, Naoki Yazawa, Daisuke Furukawa, Yoshihito Masuoka, Misuzu Yamada, Taro Mashiko, Yohei Kawashima, Masami Ogawa, Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Tetsuya Mine, Kenichi Hirabayashi, Toshio Nakagohri
BACKGROUND: Carcinosarcoma of the ampulla of Vater is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the third reported study. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 73-year-old man, who presented with a chief complaint of dark urine. After a work-up, we suspected duodenal papillary cancer and performed a subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy with lymph node dissection. Immunohistochemically, the sarcomatous atypical cells were diffusely positive for cytokeratin AE1&3 and vimentin and focally positive for α-smooth muscle actin; these cells were also negative for desmin, CD34, DOG1, c-kit, and S100...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
E Ray-Offor, S N Elenwo, P O Igwe, C Ngeribara
BACKGROUND: The cystic dilatation of the biliary tract is an uncommon anomaly. Choledochocele, a cystic dilatation of the distal common bile duct, rarely presents clinically as massive gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM: This is to report a very rare disease condition and highlight minimal access options in surgical care. CASE SUMMARY: A 13 year-old boy was referred with a day history of sudden onset of passage of bright red blood per rectum with a fainting episode...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Emanuele Ranieri, Sara Ruschioni, Paola Riolo, Nunzio Isidoro, Roberto Romani
The meadow spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Aphrophoridae), is a polyphagous species that transmits Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium associated with "Olive Quick Decline Syndrome" in Southern Italy. In this study, the morphology and the ultrastructure of the antennal sensilla of P. spumarius were investigated. The antennae consist of three segments: a basal scape, a pedicel and a flagellum composed of a basal enlargement (ampulla) and a long segment (filament). The pedicel bears a single campaniform sensillum while the ampulla houses twelve coeloconic sensilla and three large basiconic sensilla...
October 3, 2016: Arthropod Structure & Development
Domenico Tamburrino, Deniece Riviere, Mohammad Yaghoobi, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Periampullary cancer includes cancer of the head and neck of the pancreas, cancer of the distal end of the bile duct, cancer of the ampulla of Vater, and cancer of the second part of the duodenum. Surgical resection is the only established potentially curative treatment for pancreatic and periampullary cancer. A considerable proportion of patients undergo unnecessary laparotomy because of underestimation of the extent of the cancer on computed tomography (CT) scanning. Other imaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), PET-CT, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) have been used to detect local invasion or distant metastases not visualised on CT scanning which could prevent unnecessary laparotomy...
September 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Ser Yee Lee, Brian K P Goh, Eran Sadot, Rahul Rajeev, Vinod P Balachandran, Mithat Gönen, T Peter Kingham, Peter J Allen, Michael I D'Angelica, William R Jarnagin, Daniel Coit, Wai Keong Wong, Hock Soo Ong, Alexander Y F Chung, Ronald P DeMatteo
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (DGIST) is poorly characterized. Limited resection may be technically feasible and oncologically safe, but anatomic considerations may compromise the resection margins due to the proximity of critical structures, thereby necessitating more extensive resections such as pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS: Patients undergoing surgery for DGIST at two institutions from 1994 to 2014 were identified...
September 13, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Andrea Mafficini, Eliana Amato, Ivana Cataldo, Borislav C Rusev, Luca Bertoncello, Vincenzo Corbo, Michele Simbolo, Claudio Luchini, Matteo Fassan, Cinzia Cantù, Roberto Salvia, Giovanni Marchegiani, Giampaolo Tortora, Rita T Lawlor, Claudio Bassi, Aldo Scarpa
OBJECTIVE: To identify molecular prognostic factors and potentially actionable mutations in ampulla of Vater cancer (AVC). BACKGROUND: The largely variable outcomes of AVCs make clinical decisions difficult regarding the need of postsurgical therapy, which is based on morphological and immunohistochemical classification that do not adequately consider the varying degrees of heterogeneity present in many AVCs. No approved targeted therapies for AVC exist, but some show promising results requiring better molecular characterization to identify potential responders...
September 8, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Florencia Ardon, Ross D Markello, Lian Hu, Zarah I Deutsch, Chih-Kuan Tung, Mingming Wu, Susan S Suarez
In mammals, many sperm that reach the oviduct are held in a reservoir by binding to epithelium. To leave the reservoir, sperm detach from the epithelium; however, they may bind and detach again as they ascend into the ampulla toward oocytes. In order to elucidate the nature of binding interactions along the oviduct, we compared the effects of bursts of strong fluid flow (as would be caused by oviductal contractions), heparin, and hyperactivation on detachment of bovine sperm bound in vitro to epithelium on intact folds of isthmic and ampullar mucosa...
September 7, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
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