Cholesterolosis as a cause of acute pancreatitis.
Cholesterolosis as a cause of acute pancreatitis. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 Jul;31(3):324-325 Authors: De Armas RE, Rosenberg JM, Fenves AZ Abstract Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas manifesting with abdominal pain and elevated serum levels of pancreatic enzymes. Gallstones and chronic alcohol use are the most commonly described causes. A less studied cause is cholesterolosis, gallbladder polyps that cause mechanical obstruction of the sphincter of Oddi. Here, we present the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with acute pancreatitis and was found to have cholesterol polyps in her gallbladder with no evidence of gallstones. The patient underwent cholecystectomy with complete resolution of her symptoms. PMID: 29904299 [PubMed]
This article provides the general thoracic surgeon a detailed description on how to manage pleural effusions using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in a nonintubated patient. Surgical techniques and pearls are also presented.
Conclusion: Findings suggest that mothers and fathers may differentially perceive and respond to their adolescents' pain and that CAP parent-training intervention may help align their thinking. The results further demonstrate that both parents make adaptive changes after intervention, reinforcing the value of including both parents in pediatric treatment for chronic pain.
Authors: Yang F, Jia X, Lei P, He Y, Xiang Y, Jiao J, Zhou S, Qian W, Duan Q Abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop and test a novel method for automatic quantification of hepatic steatosis in histologic images based on the deep learning scheme designed to predict the fat ratio directly, which aims to improve accuracy in diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with objective assessment of the severity of hepatic steatosis instead of subjective visual estimation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six 8-week old New Zealand white rabbits of both sexes were fed with high-cholesterol, high-fat diet and sacrifice...
CONCLUSIONS: Older adults with persistent POM likely need multidisciplinary care for their significant physical and mental health and substance use conditions. Given the elevated psychopathology in those with persistent POM, psychiatrists are well placed to identify those with long-term POM. PMID: 31747489 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, lncRNA MALAT1 promotes the progression of neuropathic pain in rats by reducing miR‑154‑5p and increasing AQP9. The MALAT1/miR‑154‑5p/AQP9 axis can be used as a new therapeutic target for neuropathic pain. PMID: 31746418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Hydroxypropyl‑β‑cyclodextrin attenuates the epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition via endoplasmic reticulum stress in MDA‑MB‑231 breast cancer cells. Mol Med Rep. 2019 Nov 06;: Authors: Wu Y, Zhao Y, He X, He Z, Wang T, Wan L, Chen L, Yan N Abstract The epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been reported to serve vital roles in regulating the progress of cancer metastasis. In addition, lipid rafts enriched in sphingolipids and cholesterol serve important roles in physiological and biochemical processes as a signaling platform. The present study explored the effects of hydro...
(Oxford University Press USA) Opioids play an important role in how cancer patients manage pain, but the ongoing opioid epidemic has raised concerns about their potential for abuse. A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals that several factors are associated with a risk for persistent opioid use, including younger age, white race, unemployment at the time of cancer diagnosis, lower median income, and current or prior tobacco use.