Cell Discovery May Bring Science Closer to Diabetes Cure
... to become part of the pancreas or part of the biliary
system, and researchers say this finding could ... Sox17 goes one way, the cell becomes part of the biliary
system," Wells explained. "If it goes the other ... used to direct an embryonic stem cell to become a biliary
cell instead of a pancreatic cell," said Wells, ...
Genetic Links to Rare Liver Disease Found
... Understanding primary biliary
cirrhosis may lead to new treatments, researchers ... appear to increase the risk of developing primary biliary
cirrhosis, a baffling disease that can destroy the liver.
cirrhosis is an autoimmune disorder that blocks ...
Lumenis(R) Presents the SlimLine(TM) GI Laser Fiber: The Latest Advancement in Laser Lithotripsy for Gastroenterology
... Laser Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Difficult biliary
Stones Utilizing Peroral Single Operator ... procedure to diagnose and treat conditions of the biliary
system including management of stones, ERCP ... Laser Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Difficult biliary
Stones Utilizing Peroral Single Operator ...
Mayo researchers help discover genetic cause for primary biliary cirrhosis
... path that predisposes patients to develop primary biliary
cirrhosis, a disease that mainly affects women and slowly destroys their livers. Primary biliary
cirrhosis has no known cause.
The finding, ... better understand the molecular basis of primary biliary
cirrhosis, we can look for ways to specifically ...
Thus the bile does not overflow
... Research (HZI) in Braunschweig have analyzed biliary
stents from patients being treated at the medical ... "Microbial Pathogenesis" used material from biliary
stents of patients where old catheters had been ... the most specialized and experienced clinic for biliary
stent replacement in the region, where each week ...
Targeted agent shows promise in biliary cancer study
... shown promising results in people with advanced biliary
cancer, according to a multi-institutional ...
About 100,000 patients are diagnosed with biliary
cancer worldwide every year, representing 15-20 ... that we can establish a new standard of care for biliary
cancers in the near future."
Bekaii-Saab noted ...
Penn researchers find a new role for a 'Foxy Old Gene'
... The researchers found that in both children with biliary
atresia and adults with PSC, syndromes of ... risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. biliary
atresia is a birth defect in which the bile ducts ... liver biopsies from patients with PSC and biliary
atresia, had no detectable levels of FOXA2. These ...
Digestive Disease Week study examined ACR's guidelines for CT colonography interpretation
... peroral cholangioscopy used for the management of biliary
stones that cannot be removed by conventional ... for the management of difficult to remove biliary
stones. Researchers examined the SpyGlass Direct ... of the SGDVS for treatment of difficult to remove biliary
stones and assess the utility of the device for ...
How to use endoscopic stent for biliary stricture trauma?
stricture after blunt abdominal trauma is an ... condition. There is no definitive treatment for a biliary
stricture caused by blunt abdominal trauma. ... crash, can be a rare cause of extrahepatic biliary
stricture. Our case was ...
Cause of effectiveness discovered for a cirrhosis treatment useful in 40 percent of patients
... of an existing treatment for primary biliary
cirrhosis, which combines two substances in order ... of Clinical Investigation.
The origin of primary biliary
cirrhosis (PBC)-which mostly affects middle-aged ... with autoimmune phenomena, damage to the biliary
vessels of the liver, and a reduction in the ...
Study looks at off-label use of biliary stents
... who have developed bile-duct obstructions, biliary
stents are sometimes used off-label for the ... of Therapeutics finds that off-label use of biliary
stents is increasing, and that the majority of ... found that more than 1 million patients received biliary
stents for off-label treatments between 2003 and ...
Children's Hospital physicians publish review of transplant issues in patients with biliary atresia
... worldwide for pediatric transplantation, biliary
atresia is also the most common cause of chronic ... completed a review of issues that children with biliary
atresia face that lead to the need for ... their first liver transplant are diagnosed with biliary
atresia. Through the review, which is published ...
iNOS expression may links chronic biliary inflammation to malignant transformation
... It is well known that chronic biliary
inflammation is a risk factor for biliary
carcinogenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms of biliary
carcinogenesis as a consequence of ...
Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
... patients seeking medical care for primary biliary
cirrhosis have more severe liver disease compared ... ).
cirrhosis is an uncommon liver disease that ...
They studied 535 individuals with primary biliary
cirrhosis who were screened for possible ...
Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?
... expand the infestation. Surgery and PAIR on liver and lung can result in biliary
or bronchial fistulae, prompted by endocyst detachment; chemical cholangitis or pneumonia, due to passing of hypertonic saline or ethanol into the biliary
or bronchial tree; and infection or abscess on the residual cyst cavity. ...
Video: FDA approves Exforge HCT(R) - the Only High Blood Pressure Treatment to Combine Three Medications in a Single Pill
... patients with mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment, including patients with biliary
obstructive disorders, because of lower valsartan clearance.
Avoid ... patients with mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment, including patients with biliary
obstructive disorders, monitor for worsening of hepatic or renal function, ...
Cellvizio(R) Confocal Microscopy Improves ERCP Bile Duct Cancer Detection, According to New Study Presented at DDW
... Technology's Cellvizio(R) confocal microscopy system to detect
cancer in biliary
tract tissue by examining tissue at the cellular level
during Endoscopic ... approach for the
detection of cancer even in small ducts such as the biliary
Meining said. "This new tool could be of utmost importance ...
Removal of superficial tumors in esophagus by endoscopy can avoid extirpation of this part
... and clips, coagulation of bleedings, extraction of stones from the biliary
or pancreatic zone and the draining of abscesses may be undertaken. There ... application presented at the course involves therapeutic endoscopy in the biliary
and pancreatic ducts. Despite the small diameter of these ducts, a new ...
How to effectively avoid many common complications and liver damage in bile duct exploration?
... drainage also markedly reduces post-operative complications such as biliary
fistula, cholangitic stenosis, biliary
tract bleeding, electrolytical or digestive unbalance and local ....
Combined stenting and photodynamic therapy improves survival in late stage liver cancer patients
... photodynamic therapy (PDT) and stents, while 29 patients were treated with biliary
stents alone. In the group receiving combined therapy, the photodynamic ... therapy was defined by relief of cholangitis (infection caused by biliary
blockage), jaundice and pruritis (itching) with a decrease of bilirubin to ...
Smoking increases potential for metastatic pancreatic cancer
... M.D. Ph.D., an associate professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and a member of the Jefferson Pancreatic, biliary
& Related Cancers Center.
Nicotine promotes the expression osteopontin, and high levels of osteopontin have been reported in pancreatic ductal ...
New strategy in tumor treatment
... discovered that a specific enzyme known as methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP) is missing in 35 to 70 percent of lung, pancreatic and biliary
tract cancer, melanoma, glioblastoma, osteosarcoma, soft-tissue sarcoma, mesothelioma, and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although information ...
NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain
... other drugs with mu-opioid agonist activity, NUCYNTA(TM) may cause spasm of the sphincter of Oddi and should be used with caution in patients with biliary
tract disease, including acute pancreatitis.
The most common adverse events are nausea, dizziness, vomiting, somnolence and headache.
Screening Programs to Drive European GI Videoscope Market Despite Economic Downturn, According to Millennium Research Group
... Italy, the UK, and Spain. For the first time, this report includes a market analysis of enteral feeding giving sets, GI cytology brushes, and biliary
cytology brushes. Additionally, the 2009 report includes analysis of all segments of the Spanish GI endoscopy device market.
About Millennium ...
Improved DNA stool test could detect digestive cancers in multiple organs
... that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon -- including pancreas, stomach, biliary
and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago, May 30 June 4. ...
Mayo Clinic finds new pathology tests double sensitivity to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers
... are diagnosed at later stages. Current treatments include surgery, liver transplantation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, photodynamic therapy and biliary
drainage with plastic or metal stents. If the cancer cannot be completely removed by surgery but has not spread outside the liver, chemotherapy and ...
GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus
... JN., Steffen R. J Travel Med (2000): 7; 170-174
10. Ryder SD, Beckingham IJ ABC of diseases of liver, pancreas and biliary
system: acute hepatitis 2001a BMJ; 322 (7280): 219-221
11. Lin KW, Kircher JT. Hepatitis B. Am Fam Physician 2004; 69 (1): 75-82 ...
Type of connection procedure after pancreatic surgery influenced rate of pancreatic fistula
... of the pancreas into the small intestine resulted in a lower rate of pancreatic fistula, according to researchers at the Jefferson Pancreas, biliary
and Related Cancer Center. The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons . It was performed as a randomized trial ...
NIH releases the first research plan to reduce the burden of digestive diseases
... biologic and genetic triggers for acute and chronic pancreatitis
Testing new approaches to detect, prevent and treat diseases of the liver and biliary
system (organs and ducts that produce and move bile to help digestion)
Using bioengineering, biotechnology, and imaging to improve patient ...
Fox Chase performs the worlds first successful ViKY robot-assisted surgery for pancreatic tumors
... with both benign and cancerous conditions."
Fox Chase surgeon Andrew A. Gumbs, M.D., who specializes in minimally invasive hepato-pancreatic and biliary
(HPB) surgery, explains, "This system is so versatile that surgeons like me are able to use it for many different laparoscopic procedures, including ...
New data on cancer survival in Europe show more patients are cured
... cancers of the head and neck, bone, thyroid and stomach, and for melanoma of the skin. Women had significantly lower survival only for cancers of the biliary
tract, bladder and larynx. For all cancers combined, and after adjustment for age and for the different patterns of cancer in each sex, women had a ...
Society of Interventional Radiology honors Dotter lecturer, announces gold medalists
... special interests include interventional oncology, uterine artery embolization, the management of vascular malformations, angioplasty and stenting, biliary
drainage procedures, embolization and stent grafts. He also supervises the resident rotation in vascular/interventional radiology; his involvement ...
IDO2 an active enzyme to target in pancreatic cancer
... of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and co-director of the Jefferson Center for Pancreas, biliary
and Related Cancers. The center is led by Charles J. Yeo, M.D., Samuel D. Gross Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery, who was also ...
Mayo Clinic's new imaging technology accurately identifies a broad spectrum of liver disease
... a wide variety of liver diseases, including nonalcoholic and alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, hepatitis B, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary
cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. Patients ranged in age from 19 to 78, and their body weight ranged from normal to severely obese.
An analysis of the surgical and perioperative complications in right hepatectomies
... of seventy five patients. In heir series, 30.6% of living donors developed a complication in the perioperative period. Complications related to biliary
tree reconstruction (9.33%) were the most common, although no patients had to undergo repeated open surgery. None of the 75 live donors in the ...
Whole Milk Cheaper, Effective Contrast Agent for GI Scans
... and 0.1 percent barium suspension helps diagnose small bowel disorders, such as ischemia, neoplasm and Crohn's disease, and evaluate pancreatic and biliary
abnormalities, Koo said.
The study was published in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology .
The U.S. ...
Researchers determine risk factors for infection after liver transplantation
... order to decrease surgical site infections. The agent or agents should provide therapeutic concentration not only in the wound, but also within the biliary
tract where anastomosis is created. Randomized trials are needed to determine the optimal antibiotic therapy to prevent surgical site infections ...
Whole milk is effective and cost-effective as oral contrast agent
... diagnosis of small bowel disorders, such as ischemia, neoplasm and Crohns disease, said Dr. Koo. They are also useful in evaluating pancreatic and biliary
Combining liver cancer treatments doubles survival rates, UVA researchers find
... and Hepatology, 48 patients were treated with advanced cholangiocarcinoma over a five year period. Twenty-nine patients were treated with biliary
stents, with the remaining 19 being treated with the stents and photodynamic therapy (PDT). The stents decompress the bile ducts, maintaining liver ...
A strange case of upper obstructive syndrome
... an aortic-bi-femoral bypass five years ago, was admitted to the Emergency Room after five days of persistent occlusive syndrome with dyspepsia and biliary
vomiting. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed in the third duodenal segment the presence of an area with the characteristics of inflammatory tissue, ...