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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427440/hypoglycemia-identified-by-a-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system-in-a-second-trimester-pregnant-woman-with-insulinoma-a-case-report
#1
Marjeta Tomazic, Andrej Janez, Maja Ravnik Oblak
BACKGROUND: Insulinoma associated with pregnancy is a very rare condition and can be difficult to diagnose. Here, we present an interesting case of insulinoma occurring during pregnancy with special attention paid to the use of a continuous glucose monitoring system to detect hypoglycemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old white woman in the second trimester of pregnancy presented with recurrent episodes of hypoglycemia associated with neuroglycopenic symptoms. The use of a continuous glucose monitoring system confirmed hypoglycemia...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421350/preoperative-imaging-evaluation-of-pancreatic-pathologies-for-the-objective-prediction-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#2
REVIEW
Yoshitsugu Tajima, Yasunari Kawabata, Noriyuki Hirahara
In performing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) or when conducting clinical trials involving PD procedure, a universal platform for predicting the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is indispensable. In this article, the most significant imaging studies that focused on the objective preoperative assessment of pancreatic pathologies in association with the occurrence of POPF after PD were reviewed. Several recently developed imaging modalities can objectively predict the occurrence of POPF after PD by assessing the elasticity, fibrosis, and fatty infiltration of the pancreas...
April 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421243/assessment-of-70-kev-virtual-monoenergetic-spectral-images-in-abdominal-ct-imaging-a-comparison-study-to-conventional-polychromatic-120-kvp-images
#3
Negin Rassouli, Hamid Chalian, Prabhakar Rajiah, Amar Dhanantwari, Luis Landeras
PURPOSE: To evaluate the image quality of 70-keV virtual monoenergetic (monoE) abdominal CT images compared to 120-kVp polychromatic images generated from a spectral detector CT (SDCT) scanner. METHODS: This prospective study included generation of a 120-kVp polychromatic dataset and a 70-keV virtual monoE dataset after a single contrast-enhanced CT acquisition on a SDCT scanner (Philips Healthcare) during portal venous phase. The attenuation values (HU), noise, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were measured in the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney, aorta, portal vein, and muscle...
April 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418366/-the-role-of-3d-ct-in-surgery-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-post-processing-and-tissue-volume-calculation
#4
Ya I Nerestyuk, G G Karmazanovsky, V A Kubyshkin, A G Krieger, A V Khairieva
AIM: To define the indications for pancreatoduodenectomy using 3D CT-imaging, to calculate the volume of damaged and intact tissues and to determine type of surgery depending on severity of disease in case of ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of CT-scans of 30 patients with ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma was performed. In groups 1 and 2 by 15 patients total pancreatectomy and pancreatoduodenectomy were made respectively...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416122/patients-with-a-resected-pancreatic-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-have-a-better-prognosis-than-patients-with-an-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-a-large-single-institution-series
#5
James F Griffin, Andrew J Page, Georges J Samaha, Adrienne Christopher, Feriyl Bhaijee, Maryam K Pezhouh, Niek A Peters, Ralph H Hruban, Jin He, Martin A Makary, Anne Marie Lennon, John L Cameron, Christopher L Wolfgang, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) are rare pancreas tumors distinguished from intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) by the presence of ovarian-type stroma. Historical outcomes for MCNs vary due to previously ambiguous diagnostic criteria resulting in confusion with IPMNs. This study seeks to characterize and clarify the clinical features and long-term outcomes of MCNs versus IPMNs in the largest single-institution series of pathology-confirmed MCNs to date...
April 11, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414996/a-case-of-multiple-synchronous-quadruple-cancers-of-the-stomach-sigmoid-colon-rectum-and-pancreas
#6
Atsushi Nanashima, Tetsuro Tominaga, Takashi Nonaka, Kouki Wakata, Masaki Kunizaki, Shuichi Tobinaga, Yorihisa Sumida, Shigekazu Hidaka, Naoe Kinoshita, Terumitsu Sawai, Takeshi Nagayasu
INTRODUCTION: Multiple primary neoplasms are relatively rare, but their incidence has increased because of aging and improvements in diagnostic imaging. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old man presented with epigastric pain. On upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, an ulcer was seen at the gastric angle, and biopsy showed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (AC). Colonoscopy demonstrated a 15-mm lesion in the sigmoid colon and a submucosal lesion in the lower rectum...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410505/multi-atlas-pancreas-segmentation-atlas-selection-based-on-vessel-structure
#7
Ken'ichi Karasawa, Masahiro Oda, Takayuki Kitasaka, Kazunari Misawa, Michitaka Fujiwara, Chengwen Chu, Guoyan Zheng, Daniel Rueckert, Kensaku Mori
Automated organ segmentation from medical images is an indispensable component for clinical applications such as computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) and computer-assisted surgery (CAS). We utilize a multi-atlas segmentation scheme, which has recently been used in different approaches in the literature to achieve more accurate and robust segmentation of anatomical structures in computed tomography (CT) volume data. Among abdominal organs, the pancreas has large inter-patient variability in its position, size and shape...
March 31, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407704/delayed-epidural-mucin-collection-after-surgery-for-spinal-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#8
Dong Ha Kim, Dong Hwan Kim, Hwan Soo Kim, Kyoung Hyup Nam, Byung Kwan Choi, In Ho Han
A rare case of delayed large epidural mucin collection causing neurologic deficit after surgery for metastatic pancreatic cancer is reported. A 65-year-old man presented with intractable upper-thoracic back pain radiating to the chest and gait disturbance. He had a history of subtotal pancreatectomy due to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas and concurrent chemotherapy. Eight months after pancreatectomy, multiple thoracic spinal metastasis was diagnosed with routine up positron emission tomography-computed tomography...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404017/dna-testing-of-pancreatic-cyst-fluid-is-it-ready-for-prime-time
#9
REVIEW
Aatur D Singhi, Marina N Nikiforova, Kevin McGrath
Pancreatic cysts are a clinical quandary in both diagnosis and management. Although many cysts, such as pseudocysts and serous cystadenomas, are benign and can be monitored clinically, mucinous cysts, such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms and mucinous cystic neoplasms, have the potential to progress to pancreatic cancer. Considering the poor prognosis of pancreatic cancer, the detection of a pancreatic cyst can be a source of anxiety for both the patient and physician. This diagnosis in turn can lead to expensive, invasive, and even harmful surveillance and treatment options...
January 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392706/pancreatic-solitary-fibrous-tumor-in-a-toddler-managed-by-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Qingfeng Sheng, Weijue Xu, Jiangbin Liu, Baiyong Shen, Xiaxing Deng, Yibo Wu, Wei Wu, Shenghua Yu, Xueli Wang, Zhibao Lv
Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of the pancreas is rare, with 15 adult cases reported in the English literature. We described a 14-month-old boy who presented with obstructive jaundice. Dominantly elevated serum CA19-9 was detected. Imaging studies revealed a well-circumscribed, solid mass in the pancreatic head. A pancreaticoduodenectomy (child procedure) was performed using Shen's anastomosis technique. After resection of the tumor, liver function and serum tumor markers normalized and clinical signs receded...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385584/a-study-of-the-clinical-utility-of-a-20-minute-secretin-stimulated-endoscopic-pancreas-function-test-and-performance-according-to-clinical-variables
#11
Luis F Lara, Morihito Takita, James S Burdick, Daniel C DeMarco, Ronnie R Pimentel, Tolga Erim, Marlon F Levy
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Direct pancreas juice testing of bicarbonate, lipase, or trypsin after stimulation by secretin or cholecystokinin (CCK) is used to determine exocrine function, a surrogate for diagnosing chronic pancreatitis (CP). Endoscopic pancreas function tests (ePFT) where a peak bicarbonate concentration (PBC) ≥80 mEq/L in pancreas juice is considered normal are now used more frequently. In this ePFT aspirates start 35 minutes after secretin administration because pancreas output peaks 30 minutes after secretagogue administration...
April 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381785/resection-of-carcinoma-in-situ-and-minimally-invasive-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-in-a-patient-presenting-with-stenosis-and-post-stenotic-dilatation-of-the-main-pancreatic-duct-on-endoscopic-ultrasonography-and-positive-serial-pancreatic-juice-aspiration-cytology
#12
Koushiro Ohtsubo, Hisatsugu Mouri, Kaname Yamashita, Isamu Makino, Hidehiro Tajima, Tetsuo Ohta, Dai Inoue, Toshifumi Gabata, Hiroko Ikeda, Yoh Zen, Hiroyuki Watanabe
We report a rare case of a 67-year-old man who underwent resection of carcinoma in situ and minimally invasive carcinoma of the pancreas. The patient presented with upper abdominal and back pain. No definite pancreatic mass was detected on abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). However, EUS and MRI demonstrated stenosis of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) in the body and post-stenotic dilatation, resulting in mild dilatation of MPD in the tail...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381144/varicella-zoster-virus-gastritis
#13
Erik W Nohr, Doha M Itani, Christopher N Andrews, Margaret M Kelly
We report varicella-zoster virus (VZV) gastritis in a 70-year-old woman postchemotherapy for lymphoma, presenting with abdominal pain, vomiting, and delirium without rash. A gastric biopsy demonstrated viral inclusions but posed a diagnostic challenge as immunohistochemistry for cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus were negative, and VZV immunohistochemistry was not available. The patient developed a vesicular rash 7 days after her symptoms began. Molecular testing of the gastric biopsy and a skin swab both confirmed VZV infection...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380420/imaging-and-targeted-therapy-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-using-the-theranostic-sodium-iodide-symporter-nis-gene
#14
Kathrin A Schmohl, Aayush Gupta, Geoffrey K Grünwald, Marija Trajkovic-Arsic, Kathrin Klutz, Rickmer Braren, Markus Schwaiger, Peter J Nelson, Manfred Ogris, Ernst Wagner, Jens T Siveke, Christine Spitzweg
The theranostic sodium iodide symporter (NIS) gene allows detailed molecular imaging of transgene expression and application of therapeutic radionuclides. As a crucial step towards clinical application, we investigated tumor specificity and transfection efficiency of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted polyplexes as systemic NIS gene delivery vehicles in an advanced genetically engineered mouse model of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) that closely reflects human disease. PDAC was induced in mice by pancreas-specific activation of constitutively active KrasG12D and deletion of Trp53...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378237/successful-ablation-of-lymph-nodes-using-irreversible-electroporation-ire-in-a-porcine-survival-model
#15
Stefan Fritz, Christof M Sommer, Thomas Longerich, Clemens Kuhn-Neureuther, Boris Radeleff, Jens Werner, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE), a nonthermal injury ablation technique, has been shown to be effective and safe in various organs, such as in the kidney, liver, prostate, or in pancreas. In contrast to radiofrequency or microwave ablation, IRE is also effective in the neighborhood of major vessels. Many human cancers reveal lymphatic spread. The present study aimed to evaluate technical feasibility and safety of IRE in lymphatic tissue. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing successful IRE of lymph nodes in a standardized porcine survival model...
April 4, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375947/chronic-pancreatitis-like-change-in-brca2-mutation-carriers
#16
Meir Mizrahi, Jennifer F Tseng, Daniel Wong, Nadine Tung, Mariam F Eskander, Tyler M Berzin, Douglas K Pleskow, Mandeep S Sawhney
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia lesions can appear as chronic pancreatitis-like changes on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The aim of our study was to determine if BRCA2 mutation carriers were more likely than noncarriers to demonstrate chronic pancreatitis-like changes on EUS. METHODS: Patients with BRCA2 mutations referred for EUS were identified (cases) from an endoscopy database. Controls were matched with cases in a 2:1 ratio for sex, date EUS was performed, endoscopist, and echoendoscope...
May 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374818/autoimmune-pancreatitis-in-children-characteristic-features-diagnosis-and-management
#17
Isabelle Scheers, Joseph J Palermo, Steven Freedman, Michael Wilschanski, Uzma Shah, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Bradley Barth, Douglas S Fishman, Cheryl Gariepy, Matthew J Giefer, Melvin B Heyman, Ryan W Himes, Sohail Z Husain, Tom K Lin, Quin Liu, Mark Lowe, Maria Mascarenhas, Veronique Morinville, Chee Y Ooi, Emily R Perito, David A Piccoli, John F Pohl, Sarah J Schwarzenberg, David Troendle, Steven Werlin, Bridget Zimmerman, Aliye Uc, Tanja Gonska
OBJECTIVES: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is an increasingly recognized disease entity, but data in children are limited. AIP presentation and outcome in children might differ from the adult experience. We aim to determine the characteristic features of AIP in children. METHODS: Data about clinical symptoms, imaging, histology, and treatment were collected using two sources: (i) a systematic literature search and (ii) the INSPPIRE database, the largest international multicenter study of pancreatitis in children and the Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc (CUSL) registry...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374260/is-there-a-role-for-near-infrared-technology-in-laparoscopic-resection-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-results-of-the-colpan-colour-and-resect-the-pancreas-study
#18
Salvatore Paiella, Matteo De Pastena, Luca Landoni, Alessandro Esposito, Luca Casetti, Marco Miotto, Marco Ramera, Roberto Salvia, Erica Secchettin, Deborah Bonamini, Gessica Manzini, Mirko D'Onofrio, Giovanni Marchegiani, Claudio Bassi
BACKGROUND: The intraoperative identification of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) is of utmost importance to drive their laparoscopic resection. Near-infrared (NIR) surgery has emerged as a new technique for localizing tumors or neoplastic tissue. This study aimed to explore the results of the application of NIR in the laparoscopic resection of PanNETs. METHODS: Per protocol we enrolled ten subjects undergoing laparoscopic pancreatic surgery for PanNET from March 2016 to October 2016...
April 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373771/pancreatic-hardness-correlation-of-surgeon-s-palpation-durometer-measurement-and-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features
#19
Tae Ho Hong, Joon-Il Choi, Michael Yong Park, Sung Eun Rha, Young Joon Lee, Young Kyoung You, Moon Hyung Choi
AIM: To evaluate the correlation between subjective assessments of pancreatic hardness based on the palpation, objective measurements using a durometer, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings for assessing pancreatic hardness. METHODS: Eighty-three patients undergoing pancreatectomies were enrolled. An experienced surgeon subjectively evaluated the pancreatic hardness in the surgical field by palpation. The pancreatic hardness was also objectively evaluated using a durometer...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369092/quantification-of-intrapancreatic-fat-in-type-2-diabetes-by-mri
#20
Ahmad Al-Mrabeh, Kieren G Hollingsworth, Sarah Steven, Dina Tiniakos, Roy Taylor
OBJECTIVES: Accumulation of intrapancreatic fat may be important in type 2 diabetes, but widely varying data have been reported. The standard quantification by MRI in vivo is time consuming and dependent upon a high level of experience. We aimed to develop a new method which would minimise inter-observer variation and to compare this against previously published datasets. METHODS: A technique of 'biopsying' the image to minimise inclusion of non-parenchymal tissues was developed...
2017: PloS One
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