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Self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) are used to relieve malignant biliary obstruction. We aimed to compare stent patency, adverse events rate and overall survival of covered (Niti-S Biliary ComVi) versus uncovered (Niti-s D type) self-conformable metal stents in patients with primary malignant extrahepatic biliary stricture, not eligible for surgery.
Uncovered self-expandable metallic stents (USEMS) are superior to plastic stents in patients with unresectable malignant perihilar biliary obstruction (UMHBO). The causes of SEMS occlusion include: tumor ingrowth/mucosal hyperplasia, tumor overgrowth, sludge with/without stone, hemobilia, food impaction, bile duct kinking, ulceration, perforation, and fibrin clots. We present a rare case of ultra-early occlusion of the normal bile duct after USEMS placement for UMHBO. This article is protected by copyright....
We aim to examine the effect of genetic syndromes and extracardiac anomalies (GS/EC) on single ventricle (SV) palliation with focus on hospital death, interstage mortality, and progression towards subsequent palliation stages.
Some shifts in the gut microbiota composition and its metabolic fingerprints have been associated to Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB). So far, plasma bile acids have been associated with post-operative glucose improvement and weight loss, but nothing is known about their metabolism in the gut lumen. As bile acids are physiologically transformed by the microbiota into various species, the aim of this work was to study how SG and RYGB-associated dysbiosis impact the bioconversion of...
This study investigated the feasibility of side-by-side (SBS) partially covered self-expandable metal stent (PCSEMS) placement for unresectable malignant hilar biliary obstruction (MHBO).
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with highly vascularised tumours. It has poor prognosis and few treatment options after failure of first-line chemotherapy. NGR-hTNF is a vascular-targeting drug that increases penetration of intratumoral chemotherapy and T-cell infiltration by modifying the tumour microenvironment. In this trial, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of NGR-hTNF in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who had progressed during or after a first-line tr...
Bile duct injury (BDI) is a well-recognised complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Following a BDI, bile usually leaks into the peritoneal space and causes biliary peritonitis. This manifests as non-specific abdominal pain and fever occurring several days after the surgery. It can be managed by laparoscopic washout with or without bile duct repair. We present a rare case of retroperitoneal bile leak post-LC. The mechanism of injury here was likely partial avulsion from excessive traction of the ...
This study aimed to analyze the bile acid patterns in commercially available oxgall powders used for evaluation of the bile tolerance ability of probiotic bacteria. Qxgall powders purchased from Sigma-Aldrich, Oxoid and BD Difco were dissolved in distilled water, and analyzed. Conjugated bile acids were profiled by ion-pair high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), free bile acids were detected as their p-bromophenacyl ester derivatives using reversed-phase HPLC after extraction with acetic ether, and ...
There is a growing awareness that individual bile acid species exert different physiological functions, beyond their classical roles in bile formation and fat absorption, due to differential stimulatory effects on the bile-acid-activated receptors farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and takeda G receptor 5 (TGR5). This review integrates recent findings on the role of individual bile acids and their receptors in metabolic control, with special emphasis on cholesterol homeostasis.
Systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) is a collective term to describe the growing number of differing therapies used in malignancy to achieve palliation. Improving symptoms, quality of life (QOL) and where possible quantity of life are the goals of these treatments.
To compare oral voriconazole versus placebo in addition to topical antifungals in the treatment of filamentous fungal keratitis.
The gut microbiota has been considered a cornerstone of maintaining the health status of its human host because it not only facilitates harvesting of nutrients and energy from ingested food, but also produces numerous metabolites that can regulate host metabolism. One such class of metabolites, the bile acids, are synthesized from cholesterol in the liver and further metabolized by the gut microbiota into secondary bile acids. These bioconversions modulate the signaling properties of bile acids through the ...
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that serum soluble B7-H4 (sB7-H4) is a useful tumour marker for cancer diagnosis and prognosis evaluation. Whether sB7-H4 is expressed in the bile of cholangiocarcinoma (CC) and is related to the progression of CC need to be explored. Bile sB7-H4 was obtained through endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) from 213 patients with biliary strictures and detected was detected by a B7-H4 ELISA kit. Diagnostic value was compared among bile sB7-H4, CA19-9, CA12-5...
Metastases to the bone are common in cancer patients, and it has been estimated that up to 50% of patients with pelvic bone metastases will not achieve adequate pain control with medications alone. This has led to a paradigm shift over recent years towards the use and development of minimally invasive image-guided treatment options for palliation of bony metastases. Despite these developments, large metastatic lesions are still often considered to be "hopeless cases" that would garner little to no benefit f...
The objective was to better understand Doppler hemodynamics and exercise capacity in patients with Fontan palliation by delineating the hemodynamic mechanism for temporal changes in their peak oxygen consumption (V̇o2).
Bile acids act as activating signals of endogenous renal receptors: the nuclear receptor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and the membrane-bound G protein-coupled bile acid receptor 1 (GPBAR1, also known as TGR5). In recent years, bile acids have emerged as important for renal pathophysiology by activating FXR and TGR5 and transcription factors relevant for lipid, cholesterol and carbohydrate metabolism, as well as genes involved in inflammation and renal fibrosis.
The development of highly funtional and orally available nanoparticles is the ultimate goal in nanoparticle delivery. Various functional nanoparticles have been studied to that end but there has yet to be an oral nanoparticle that can be successfully applied. Here, we describe for the first time a novel bile acid conjugated nanoparticle that can be selectively absorbed by bile acid transporters in the small intestine. The bile acid conjugate nanoparticles that were first treated with enterocytes were succes...
A new in vitro method was developed to determine the bile tolerance of potentially probiotic lactobacilli. The overnight culture of various lactobacilli strains was inoculated into sterile, half-strength MRS broth supplemented with and without 0.3% (wt/vol) oxgall, buffered with 0.1 M sodium phosphate buffer at a final pH of 7.3, and incubated at 37 °C for 12 h under anaerobic conditions. The bile tolerance ability of the lactobacilli strains was expressed as the percentage of the propagation generation...
Bile acids are central signals in enterohepatic communication and also integrate microbiota-derived signals into this signaling axis. Discovery of the tissue distribution and signaling pathways activated by the natural receptors for bile acids, farnesoid X receptor and G protein-coupled bile acid receptor 1 (GPBAR1) also known as TGR5, and bile acid transporters has led to the development of therapeutic agents that target these molecules. Obeticholic acid, a selective FXR agonist, and NGM282, a non-mitogeni...
The MF07-01 trial is a multicenter, phase III, randomized, controlled study comparing locoregional treatment (LRT) followed by systemic therapy (ST) with ST alone for treatment-naïve stage IV breast cancer (BC) patients.
This article reviews our experience using hybrid stage I palliation in the neonatal period and subsequently with comprehensive stage II palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Between June 1998 and April 2017, 154 patients with the diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants underwent a hybrid stage I palliation (bilateral pulmonary artery banding and ductal stenting). One hundred thirty-nine patients could be further univentricularly palliated. One hundred twenty-one patients underwen...