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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811674/regenerative-medicine-and-cell-based-approaches-to-restore-pancreatic-function
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REVIEW
Cara Ellis, Adam Ramzy, Timothy J Kieffer
The pancreas is a complex organ with exocrine and endocrine components. Many pathologies impair exocrine function, including chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Conversely, when the endocrine pancreas fails to secrete sufficient insulin, patients develop diabetes mellitus. Pathology in either the endocrine or exocrine pancreas results in devastating economic and personal consequences. The current standard therapy for treating patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus is daily exogenous insulin injections, but cell sources of insulin provide superior glycaemic regulation and research is now focused on the goal of regenerating or replacing β cells...
August 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808857/the-surgeon-s-role-in-treating-chronic-pancreatitis-and-incidentally-discovered-pancreatic-lesions
#2
Vikrom K Dhar, Brent T Xia, Syed A Ahmad
Chronic pancreatitis and incidentally discovered pancreatic lesions present significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for surgeons. While both decompressive and resection procedures have been described for treatment of chronic pancreatitis, optimal management must be tailored to each patient's individual disease characteristics, parenchymal morphology, and ductal anatomy. Surgeons should strive to achieve long-lasting pain relief while preserving native pancreatic function. For patients with incidentally discovered pancreatic lesions, differentiating benign, pre-malignant, and malignant lesions is critical as earlier treatment is thought to result in improved survival...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797989/giant-pancreatic-solid-cystic-desmoid-tumor-with-two-ectopic-adrenal-tissues
#3
Neşe Ekinci, Fikret Dirilenoğlu, Arzu Avcı, Oğuzhan Özsay
A 19-year-old woman presented with painless swelling of the abdomen. During surgery, a giant mass measuring 37 cm×26 cm×12 cm within the distal pancreas invading the spleen was noted. The clinical diagnosis of a solid cystic pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas was suspected. Distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, and debulking surgery were performed. Histological examination showed that the tumor infiltrated the spleen and pancreatic parenchyma, and sections of the solid areas revealed a proliferation of spindle-shaped or stellate cells growing in fascicular and storiform patterns within a myxoid intercellular matrix...
August 9, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776935/shorter-telomere-length-increases-age-related-tumor-risks-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease-patients
#4
Jiang-Yi Wang, Shuang-He Peng, Xiang-Hui Ning, Teng Li, Sheng-Jie Liu, Jia-Yuan Liu, Bao-An Hong, Nie-Nie Qi, Xiang Peng, Bo-Wen Zhou, Jiu-Feng Zhang, Lin Cai, Kan Gong
Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant cancer syndrome caused by alterations of VHL gene. Patients are predisposed to develop pheochromocytomas and solid or cystic tumors of the central nervous system, kidney, pancreas, and retina. Remarkable phenotypic heterogeneity exits in organ involvement and tumor onset age between and within VHL families. However, no reliable markers have been found to predict the age-related tumor risks in VHL patients. A large Chinese cohort composed of 300 VHL patients and 92 healthy family controls was enrolled in our study...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765979/utility-of-transabdominal-ultrasound-for-surveillance-of-known-pancreatic-cystic-lesions-prospective-evaluation-with-mri-as-reference-standard
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Maryellen R M Sun, Corinne D Strickland, Bahar Tamjeedi, Alexander Brook, Koenraad J Mortele, Olga R Brook, Robert A Kane, Bettina Siewert
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess the utility of transabdominal ultrasound in surveillance of known pancreatic cystic lesions (PCL) using same day MRI as reference standard. METHODS: In an IRB-approved study with written informed consent, patients with known PCL underwent pancreas US on same day as surveillance MRI. US was performed blinded to same date MRI results. Transverse (TR), antero-posterior (AP), cranio-caudal (CC), and longest any plane diameter, were measured for each PCL at US and MRI...
August 1, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737285/role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-lymphoma-of-the-pancreas-a-clinicopathological-study-of-nine-cases
#6
S Sadaf, A Loya, N Akhtar, M A Yusuf
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided-fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is an established first-line procedure in the management of solid and cystic pancreatic masses. Lymphoma is an uncommon diagnosis in EUS-FNA of the pancreas, and it is more common for such a diagnosis to be because of secondary involvement of the pancreas by a lymphoproliferative disorder than for this to represent isolated primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL). We present the clinical, EUS and cytological features of these lesions...
July 24, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732801/bicarbonate-in-cystic-fibrosis
#7
REVIEW
Karl Kunzelmann, Rainer Schreiber, Hans Beat Hadorn
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF, mucoviscidosis) is caused by mutations in the gene encoding CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), which is a chloride and bicarbonate channel necessary for fluid secretion and extracellular alkalization. For a long time, research concentrated on abnormal Cl(-) and Na(+) transport, but neglected bicarbonate as a crucial factor in CF. METHODS: The present short review reports early findings as well as recent insights into the role of CFTR for bicarbonate transport and its defects in CF...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728311/clinical-approach-to-incidental-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasm-in-outpatient-clinics
#8
REVIEW
Young Sik Woo, Kyu Taek Lee
Cystic lesions of the pancreas are increasingly observed due to increased use of abdominal images. The malignant rate of pancreas cystic lesion varies widely between various types. Identification of malignant or high-risk lesions is important when determining the appropriate course of management. Using these image findings, including cyst size, presence of solid components, and pancreatic duct involvement, the 2012 International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) and the 2015 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guidelines provide a rationale in identifying higher risk patients requiring further workups using an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)...
July 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697136/circulating-epithelial-cells-in-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-and-cystic-pancreatic-lesions
#9
Katherine E Poruk, Vicente Valero, Jin He, Nita Ahuja, John L Cameron, Matthew J Weiss, Anne Marie Lennon, Michael Goggins, Laura D Wood, Christopher L Wolfgang
OBJECTIVES: Circulating epithelial cells (CECs) are identified in the blood of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) despite the absence of malignancy. We assessed the blood of patients undergoing resection for IPMN or other benign pancreatic lesions for CECs. METHODS: Peripheral blood was collected from 26 patients prior to pancreatic resection and filtered by the ISET (Isolation by Size of Epithelial Tumor Cells) method. Circulating epithelial cells were identified with antibodies to cytokeratin and Pdx1 (pancreas and duodenal homeobox protein 1), a pancreas marker...
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693619/successful-pregnancy-after-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-with-invasive-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-in-a-patient-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-case-report
#10
Conisha Holloman, S J Carlan, Lohini Sundharkrishnan, Angela Guzman, Mario Madruga
BACKGROUND: The incidence of invasive cancer within a mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas varies between 6 and 36%. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a disorder characterized by hyperandrogenism and anovulatory infertility. One surgical treatment that can restore endocrine balance and ovulation in polycystic ovarian syndrome is partial ovarian destruction. Successful pregnancies following preconception pancreaticoduodenectomies (Whipple procedures) and chemoradiation to treat pancreatic neoplasms have been reported rarely but none were diagnosed with pre-cancer polycystic ovarian syndrome-associated infertility...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693147/pancreatic-intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-with-associated-invasive-cancer-successfully-treated-by-total-pancreatectomy-a-case-report
#11
Yuji Fujimoto, Yoshito Tomimaru, Hiromi Tamura, Kozo Noguchi, Hirotsugu Nagase, Atsushi Hamabe, Masashi Hirota, Kazuteru Oshima, Tsukasa Tanida, Tomono Kawase, Shunji Morita, Hiroshi Imamura, Takashi Iwazawa, Kenzo Akagi, Masashi Yamamoto, Tsutomu Nishida, Shiro Adachi, Keizo Dono
A 74-year-old male was admitted to Departments of Surgery, Toyonaka Municipal Hospital (Osaka, Japan) for treatment of a pancreatic tumor. Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed a mass with small cystic lesions in the pancreatic head and body. Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/CT revealed an abnormal uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose, corresponding to the mass lesions. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed rough mucosa near the opening of the accessory pancreatic duct, and the mucosa biopsy exhibited adenocarcinoma with no mucin observed...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682431/uptodate-in-the-assessment-and-management-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas
#12
D Pagliari, A Saviano, M L Serricchio, A A Dal Lago, M G Brizi, F Lanza, R Manfredi, A Gasbarrini, F Attili
Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms (IPMNs) are the most common cystic tumors of the pancreas and are considered premalignant lesions. IPMNs are characterized by the papillary growth of the ductal epithelium with rich mucin production, which is responsible for cystic segmental or diffuse dilatation of the main pancreatic duct (MPD) and/or its branches. According to the different involvement of pancreatic duct system, IPMNs are divided into main duct type (MD-IPMN), branch duct type (BD-IPMN), and mixed type (MT-IPMN)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673644/a-rectal-metastases-from-malignant-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-mimicking-a-rectal-carcinoma
#13
Silvia Carrara, Milena Di Leo, Paola Spaggiari, Pietro Francesco Bagnoli, Alessandro Repici
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660333/paraduodenal-pancreatitis-benign-and-malignant-mimics-at-mri
#14
Pardeep K Mittal, Peter Harri, Sadhna Nandwana, Courtney C Moreno, Takashi Muraki, Volkan Adsay, Kelly Cox, Burcin Pehlivanoglu, Lauren F Alexander, Argha Chatterjee, Frank H Miller
Paraduodenal pancreatitis, also known as groove pancreatitis, is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis that masquerades as pancreatic adenocarcinoma affecting the pancreaticoduodenal groove, a potential space between the head of the pancreas, duodenum, and common bile duct. Two forms of groove pancreatitis have been described. The segmental form involves the pancreatic head with development of scar tissue within the groove, whereas the pure form affects the groove only, sparing the pancreatic head. Imaging findings of groove pancreatitis often overlap with primary duodenal, ampullary, or pancreatic neoplasms, which often results in a diagnostic challenge...
June 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658792/serous-microcystic-adenoma-of-pancreas-a-case-series-from-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-southern-india
#15
K Rajasree Varma, Saji Francis, P P Sathi, C Saikiran Reddy
Serous microcystic adenoma is a rare exocrine tumour of the cystic neoplasm of pancreas seen predominantly in the elderly population. The first patient was a 56-year-old diabetic woman with abdominal pain, constipation and loss of weight since two months. The second patient was a 73-year-old female with complaints of abdominal pain and back pain since one year. The third patient was a 72-year-old diabetic man with complaints of burning sensation in the right lumbar region since two months. Clinical and laboratory examinations were normal...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657939/should-patients-with-cystic-lesions-of-the-pancreas-undergo-long-term-radiographic-surveillance-results-of-3024-patients-evaluated-at-a-single-institution
#16
Sharon A Lawrence, Marc A Attiyeh, Kenneth Seier, Mithat Gönen, Mark Schattner, Dana L Haviland, Vinod P Balachandran, T Peter Kingham, Michael I D'Angelica, Ronald P DeMatteo, Murray F Brennan, William R Jarnagin, Peter J Allen
OBJECTIVE: In 2015, the American Gastroenterological Association recommended the discontinuation of radiographic surveillance after 5 years for patients with stable pancreatic cysts. The current study evaluated the yield of continued surveillance of pancreatic cysts up to and after 5 years of follow up. METHODS: A prospectively maintained registry of patients evaluated for pancreatic cysts was queried (1995-2016). Patients who initially underwent radiographic surveillance were divided into those with <5 years and ≥5 years of follow up...
June 27, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650600/clear-cell-neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-pancreas-in-von-hippel-lindau-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
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Clear cell neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the pancreas is found in von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN I), and sporadic form. Clear cell NETs are often misdiagnosed as metastatic renal cell carcinoma. A 47-year-old woman with VHL was found to have a mass in the pancreatic tail and two masses in the right kidney with two cysts. A distal pancreatectomy and right radical nephrectomy were performed. The pancreatic lesion was a well-circumscribed, golden-yellow solid mass, which was lobulated by septal fibrosis...
May 26, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640808/transmembrane-helical-interactions-in-the-cftr-channel-pore
#18
Jhuma Das, Andrei A Aleksandrov, Liying Cui, Lihua He, John R Riordan, Nikolay V Dokholyan
Mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene affect CFTR protein biogenesis or its function as a chloride channel, resulting in dysregulation of epithelial fluid transport in the lung, pancreas and other organs in cystic fibrosis (CF). Development of pharmaceutical strategies to treat CF requires understanding of the mechanisms underlying channel function. However, incomplete 3D structural information on the unique ABC ion channel, CFTR, hinders elucidation of its functional mechanism and correction of cystic fibrosis causing mutants...
June 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631390/metastatic-tonsillar-squamous-cell-carcinoma-masquerading-as-a-pancreatic-cystic-tumor-and-diagnosed-by-eus-guided-fna
#19
Ryan Glass, Sherif A Andrawes, Diane Hamele-Bena, Guo-Xia Tong
Metastatic carcinoma to the pancreas is uncommon and head and neck squamous carcinoma metastatic to the pancreas is extremely rare. Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma to the pancreas presents a unique diagnostic challenge: in addition to mimicking the rare primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas based on cytologic, histologic, and immunohistochemical features, it may be mistaken for a cystic neoplasm of the pancreas because of its high predilection for cystic degeneration in metastatic sites. Herein, we report a case of tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma with a cystic pancreatic metastasis diagnosed by ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS-FNA)...
June 19, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627654/bioinformatics-analysis-of-transcription-profiling-of-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
#20
Yongping Zhang, Xu Han, Hao Wu, Yifeng Zhou
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a low-grade malignant neoplasm that accounts for ~5% of cystic pancreatic tumors and ~0.9‑2.7% of exocrine pancreatic tumors. The transcription profiling data (GSE43795) of 14 SPN and 6 control samples were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. Using the Limma package, Student's t‑tests were performed to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between SPN and control samples [with the following criterion: False discovery rate (FDR)<0...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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