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BACKGROUND/AIMS Pancreatic carcinoma belongs to the area of conditions with late diagnosis and there is no effective screening method. One possible approach to diagnosing so called early adenocarcinoma, therefore, lies in the identification and systematic examination of individuals in risk for this condition. METHODOLOGY Between 1992 and 2005 we(More)
OBJECTIVES Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and tumor suppressor p53 are molecules that are linked to the oncogenesis of pancreatic cancer. COX-2 represents a key modulatory molecule in inflammation and carcinogenesis, and is known to be implicated in the positive regulation of growth and tumorigenesis. Abnormal expression of p53 is common in many human neoplasms(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study addresses the possibility of very difficult differential diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis, especially in cases where pancreatic cancer appears in the course of chronic pancreatitis. A combination of graphical methods and pancreatic biopsy targeted with endosonography seems to be the most precise diagnostic(More)
Pancreatic carcinoma is a condition with late diagnosis and one for which there is no effective screening method. One possible diagnostic approach of so-called early adenocarcinoma is the identification and systematic examination of individuals at risk for this condition. Between 1992 and 2005 we systematically observed 223 individuals diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND In a population-based study, we examined recurrence rates of acute pancreatitis (AP) after cholecystectomy performed to prevent recurrences of AP. METHODS We abstracted data from medical records of all Olmsted county residents who underwent cholecystectomy at Mayo Clinic for the management of presumed gallstone or idiopathic AP between 1990 and(More)
AIMS The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in pancreatic cancer patients and control subjects was compared. METHODS Retrospective evaluation of 182 pancreatic cancer patients and 135 controls. The presence of diabetes was evaluated and the time period between the diagnosis of diabetes and pancreatic cancer was assessed. A subanalysis based on patient sex(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a form of chronic pancreatitis of presumed autoimmune aetiology. The disease is characterised with clinical, serological, histomorphological and imaging features. Autoimmune pancreatitis is recognised as a T-cell-mediated specific disease with lymphoplasmatic infiltration of pancreatic tissue and pancreatic parenchyma fibrosis.(More)
BACKGROUNDS Familial polypous syndromes include, in particular, familial adenomatous polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and familial juvenile polyposis. The cumulative risk of developing cancer of the small intestine is higher and ranges between 5 to 13%. Close follow-up is therefore very important in the prevention of both malignant and benign complications(More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a heterogeneous disease defined as chronic inflammatory changes of the pancreatic tissue caused by variety of aetiologies. Oxidative stress accompanying the inflammatory processes has been suggested as an important factor contributing to CP development. The aim of this study was to determine levels of lipid(More)
IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis as part of IgG4 systemic-related diseases is commonly associated with autoimmune pancreatitis. Major clinical manifestations of IgG4-related sclerosing diseases are apparent in the organs in which tissue fibrosis with obstructive phlebitis is pathologically induced. IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis is included within(More)