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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. Primary biliary 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?

... biliary 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 ... ). Primary biliary 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 system," Dr. 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. To ...

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 world’s 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 . More information 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 abnormalities. ...

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, ...
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