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Necrotizing pancreatitis

Rui Zhang, Li Wen, Yan Shen, Na Shi, Zhihua Xing, Qing Xia, Hai Niu, Wen Huang
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a painful inflammatory disorder of the exocrine pancreas, ranking as the most common gastrointestinal reasons for hospitalization with no specific therapy currently. Diosgenyl saponins extracted from natural products and diosgenin or its derivatives have been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects in various diseases. However, the therapeutic effects of diosgenyl saponins from Dioscorea zingiberensis C. H. Wright in AP have not yet been determined. Five compounds were extracted and screened for taurocholate-induced necrosis in mouse pancreatic acinar cells...
October 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
Rostyslav Bilyy, Volodymyr Fedorov, Volodymyr Vovk, Moritz Leppkes, Tetiana Dumych, Valentyna Chopyak, Georg Schett, Martin Herrmann
Neutrophils form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) of decondensed DNA and histones that trap and immobilize particulate matter and microbial pathogens like bacteria. NET aggregates reportedly surround and isolate large objects like monosodium urate crystals, which cannot be sufficiently cleared from tissues. In the setting of acute necrotizing pancreatitis, massive tissue necrosis occurs, which is organized as pancreatic pseudocysts (1). In contrast to regular cysts, these pseudocysts are not surrounded by epithelial layers...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Maxim Avanesov, Julius M Weinrich, Thomas Kraus, Thorsten Derlin, Gerhard Adam, Jin Yamamura, Murat Karul
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the retrospective study was to evaluate the additional value of dual-phase multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) protocols over a single-phase protocol on initial MDCT in patients with acute pancreatitis using three CT-based pancreatitis severity scores with regard to radiation dose. METHODS: In this retrospective, IRB approved study MDCT was performed in 102 consecutive patients (73 males; 55years, IQR48-64) with acute pancreatitis...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Gleim Dias de Souza, Luciana Rodrigues Queiroz Souza, Ronaldo Máfia Cuenca, Bárbara Stephane de Medeiros Jerônimo, Guilherme Medeiros de Souza, Vinícius Martins Vilela
Introduction: Contrast computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are widely used due to its image quality and ability to study pancreatic and peripancreatic morphology. The understanding of the various subtypes of the disease and identification of possible complications requires a familiarity with the terminology, which allows effective communication between the different members of the multidisciplinary team. Aim: Demonstrate the terminology and parameters to identify the different classifications and findings of the disease based on the international consensus for acute pancreatitis ( Atlanta Classification 2012)...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Byung Kwon Chong, Jae Kwang Yun, Joon Bum Kim, Do Hyun Park
The formation of aortic thrombi is an extremely rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Here we report a case of acute pancreatitis complicated by a paraesophageal pseudocyst, necrotizing mediastinitis, and the formation of multiple thrombi in the ascending aorta. The patient was successfully treated by surgical therapy, which included extensive debridement of the mediastinum and removal of the aortic thrombi under cardiopulmonary bypass. Although esophageal resection was not carried out concomitantly, the lesions were resolved and the patient remained free of complications over 2 years of follow-up care...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Robert A Moran, Niloofar Y Jalaly, Ayesha Kamal, Sandesh Rao, Robert Klapheke, Theodore W James, Swetha Kambhampati, Martin A Makary, Kenzo Hirose, Vivek Kumbhari, Ellen M Stein, Mouen A Khashab, Anne Marie Lennon, Anthony N Kalloo, Atif Zaheer, Ruben Hernaez, Vikesh K Singh
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Gut barrier dysfunction has been shown to increase the risk of bacterial translocation from the gut into the pancreatic bed. The primary aim of the study is to evaluate if ileus, a clinical marker of gut barrier dysfunction, can predict the development of IPN. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis (NP) was conducted from 2000 to 2014...
October 3, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Jing Zhou, Lu Ke, Dongliang Yang, Yizhe Chen, Gang Li, Zhihui Tong, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT) is a relatively rare but important complication of necrotizing acute pancreatitis (NAP). Clinical manifestations and severity of this complication in different patients vary greatly, ranging from mild abdominal discomfort even asymptomatic to lethal gastrorrhagia or hepatic failure. The aim of the present study was to develop a model to predict the clinical manifestations of SVT in NAP patients. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of Jinling Hospital...
October 3, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Ji Woong Jang, Myung-Hwan Kim, Dongwook Oh, Dong Hui Cho, Tae Jun Song, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Dong-Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Sung-Hoon Moon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) can affect main pancreatic duct (MPD) as well as parenchyma. However, the incidence and outcomes of MPD disruption has not been well studied in the setting of ANP. METHODS: This retrospective study investigated 84 of 465 patients with ANP who underwent magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and/or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The MPD disruption group was subclassified into complete and partial disruption...
September 20, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Dr Mélanie Fromentin, Remy Gauzit, Benoit Gille, Charles Marc Samama
Genital herpes is increasingly caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but recurrences are less frequent than with HSV-2. Distinguishing between primary genital infection and reactivation can be difficult, but HSV-1 more often causes severe primary infections and fewer recurrences. However, as virus reactivation is common during septic shock, a severe form of HSV-1 reactivation can occur in locations other than the lungs, which remain the most common site. The case of a 79-year-old Caucasian man who presented with HSV-1 epididymo-orchitis after three episodes of severe sepsis or septic shock in the context of acute biliary necrotizing pancreatitis is described...
2016: IDCases
Ying-Chun Ren, Su-Min Chen, Xiao-Bo Cai, Bai-Wen Li, Xin-Jian Wan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided drainage has been established as a good treatment modality in the management of walled-off pancreatic necrosis, but the unmanageable infection of postoperation is still a thorny problem due to the poor drainage ability for solid necrotic debris only through transmural stent and nasocystic catheter. AIMS: Introduce a novel therapeutic method, namely endoscopic ultrasonography-guided drainage combined with cyclic irrigation technique in managing patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis...
September 1, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Qingbing Wang, Xiaolin Wang, Rongfang Guo, Guoping Li
Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor that is difficult to diagnose preoperatively. The aim of this study was to evaluate and describe the computed tomography (CT) features of ACC and compare the results with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (DAC) for improving preoperative diagnosis. The control group consisted of 34 patients with DAC collected from the pathology electronic database. The CT imaging from nine patients with pathologically confirmed ACC was retrospectively reviewed. Two radiologists independently assessed the tumor location, size, texture, and enhancement patterns...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Avik Sarkar, Ragui Sadek, Matthew Lissauer, Swati Pawa
BACKGROUND: After an acute attack of pancreatitis, walled-off pancreatic fluid collections (PFC) occur in approximately 10 % of cases. Drainage of the cavity is recommended when specific indications are met. Endoscopic drainage has been adopted as the main intervention for symptomatic walled-off PFC. Altered gastric anatomy in these patients poses an interesting challenge. We present the first case of a patient with sleeve gastrectomy who underwent successful endoscopic transduodenal necrosectomy (TDN)...
2016: BMC Obesity
Amit Velagapudi, Matthew McKay, Tasmin Barry, Simon Bann, Susrutha K Wickremesekera
BACKGROUND: Infected pancreatic necrosis develops in approximately one third of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality rates. Historically, open necrosectomy has been the mainstay of management for these patients but is in itself a morbid procedure. In recent times, minimally invasive techniques have evolved to allow a less invasive approach to these patients. Percutaneous catheter drainage of infected pancreatic necrosis is a technique that has been demonstrated to be potentially useful in the treatment of this group of patients...
September 19, 2016: Surgical Infections
Chandraprakash Umapathy, Amit Raina, Shreyas Saligram, Gong Tang, Georgios I Papachristou, Mordechai Rabinovitz, Jennifer Chennat, Herbert Zeh, Amer H Zureikat, Melissa E Hogg, Kenneth K Lee, Melissa I Saul, David C Whitcomb, Adam Slivka, Dhiraj Yadav
BACKGROUND: Most studies of acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) focus on short-term outcomes. We evaluated long-term survival and outcomes following ANP. METHODS: Patients treated for ANP at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 2001 to 2008 were studied. Data on presentation and course during initial hospitalization and follow-up (median 34 months) was extracted. RESULTS: Mean age of patients (n = 167) was 53 ± 16 years; 70 % were male, 94 % white, 71 % transfers, 52 % biliary etiology, and 78 % had first-attack of acute pancreatitis...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Pyo June Pak, Beob Hwa Kang, Sung Hyo Park, Ji Hyun Sung, Yong Hoon Joo, Seung Hyun Jung, Namhyun Chung
A recent study showned that complementary medicine is gradually gaining wide acceptance. In the present study, the herbal mixture extract (H3) composed of 3 oriental herbal plants was investigated for anticancer activity in vitro and in vivo. H3 inhibited PANC1 cell growth by promoting G0/G1 arrest (11% increase) and apoptotic cell death (9% increase). H3 also suppressed stem cell-like side population cells (4% decrease) and migration activity (24% decrease). In contrast, gemcitabine decreased side population cells and migration activity by 3 and 11%, respectively...
September 5, 2016: Oncology Reports
Suman B Koganti, Ravikanth Kongara, Sateesh Boddepalli, Naushad Shaik Mohammad, Venumadhav Thumma, Bheerappa Nagari, R A Sastry
INTRODUCTION: Although surgery is the preferred treatment for grade III&IV pancreatic trauma, there is a growing movement for non-operative management. in blunt pancreatic trauma. Very few studies compare operative versus non-operative management in adult patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database was performed from 2004 to 2013 in the department of gastrointestinal surgery, NIMS, Hyderabad. Comparative analysis was performed between patients who failed versus those who were successfully managed with non-operative management...
September 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hironari Kato, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Soichiro Fushimi, Masaya Iwamuro, Shinsuke Oda, Sho Mizukawa, Yutaka Akimoto, Daisuke Uchida, Takeshi Tomoda, Naoki Yamamoto, Shigeru Horiguchi, Hiroyuki Okada
BACKGROUND: Ethanol, a commonly available agent, has been used to successfully ablate cystic and solid lesions in the pancreas. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of an ethanol injection into the porcine pancreas and observe the time-dependent image changes in the pancreatic parenchyma. METHODS: Pure ethanol was injected into the pancreatic tail using a 25-gauge EUS needle with direct ultrasound guidance under celiotomy: 1 mL and 2 mL were injected, respectively...
2016: Ecancermedicalscience
Sunil Shenvi, Rajesh Gupta, Mandeep Kang, Madhu Khullar, Surinder Singh Rana, Rajinder Singh, Deepak Kumar Bhasin
BACKGROUND: The timing of surgery in patients not responding to percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) in infected pancreatic necrosis remains challenging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was designed to establish the optimal timings of surgery following PCD in patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN). Patients who did not improve by day 10 after PCD insertion were included in the present study and were randomized to group A (step-up approach as a bridge to surgery) or group B (step-up approach with intention to avoid surgery)...
September 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Hanna Sternby, Robert C Verdonk, Guadalupe Aguilar, Alexandra Dimova, Povilas Ignatavicius, Lucas Ilzarbe, Peeter Koiva, Eila Lantto, Tonis Loigom, Anne Penttilä, Sara Regnér, Jonas Rosendahl, Vanya Strahinova, Sophia Zackrisson, Kristina Zviniene, Thomas L Bollen
BACKGROUND: For consistent reporting and better comparison of data in research the revised Atlanta classification (RAC) proposes new computed tomography (CT) criteria to describe the morphology of acute pancreatitis (AP). The aim of this study was to analyse the interobserver agreement among radiologists in evaluating CT morphology by using the new RAC criteria in patients with AP. METHODS: Patients with a first episode of AP who obtained a CT were identified and consecutively enrolled at six European centres backwards from January 2013 to January 2012...
September 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Zhenhua Ren, Xin Wang, Mei Xu, Fanmuyi Yang, Jacqueline A Frank, Zun-Ji Ke, Jia Luo
Alcohol abuse is associated with both acute and chronic pancreatitis. Repeated episodes of acute pancreatitis or pancreatic injury may result in chronic pancreatitis. We investigated ethanol-induced pancreatic injury using a mouse model of binge ethanol exposure. Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to ethanol intragastrically (5 g/kg, 25% ethanol w/v) daily for 10 days. Binge ethanol exposure caused pathological changes in pancreas demonstrated by tissue edema, acinar atrophy and moderate fibrosis. Ethanol caused both apoptotic and necrotic cell death which was demonstrated by the increase in active caspase-3, caspase-8, cleaved PARP, cleaved CK-18 and the secretion of high mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1)...
August 5, 2016: Oncotarget
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