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2014-08-04 23:05:24

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the U.S. to use a new stent device and procedure that treats cysts formed from injury to the pancreas. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the U.S. to use a new stent device and procedure that treats cysts formed from injury to the pancreas. Ten sites in the U.S. are part of a clinical trial that recently began enrolling patients with pancreatic pseudocysts,...

2013-10-03 15:59:37

A new study published today in British Journal of Pharmacology has identified that a component of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, naringenin, successfully blocks the formation of kidney cysts. Known as polycystic kidney disease, this is an inherited disorder which leads to the loss of kidney function, high blood pressure and the need for dialysis. Few treatment options are currently available. The team of scientists from Royal Holloway University, St George's, University of London...

2011-07-20 17:27:41

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a gene-based test to distinguish harmless from precancerous pancreatic cysts. The test may eventually help some patients avoid needless surgery to remove the harmless variety. A report on the development is published in the July 20 issue of Science Translational Medicine. The investigators estimate that fluid-filled cysts are identified in more than a million patients each year, most of whom have undergone CT or MRI scans to evaluate non-specific...

2011-06-20 12:47:23

A single gene is central in the development of several forms of polycystic kidney and liver disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the June 19 issue of Nature Genetics. The findings suggest manipulating activity of PKD1, the gene causing the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, may prove beneficial in reducing cysts in both liver and kidney. "We found that these conditions are not the result of an all or nothing phenomenon," said Stefan Somlo, the C.N.H. Long...

2011-01-25 12:48:52

Foregut duplication cyst of the stomach is rare. Foregut duplications may or may not communicate with the gastrointestinal tract, and are usually diagnosed at a young age. There have been relatively few case reports describing this entity. Adenocarcinoma has been reported in four cases of gastric duplication cyst, but not in cysts that have a ciliated epithelium. Controversy exists concerning the embryological origin of these anomalies. A research article to be published on January 7, 2011 in...

2010-09-14 00:54:32

Experimental drug decreases size and number of cysts in animal model In work suggesting a new approach to treating polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a leading cause of kidney failure, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston were able to block the formation of fluid-filled cysts, the hallmark of the disease, in a mouse model. Their findings, using a compound that inhibits a receptor known as c-Met, will be published in the September 13th online edition of the Journal of Clinical...

2010-02-24 14:06:56

As a result of improved imaging technology, pancreatic cysts are increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic individuals who undergo scans for other reasons. And while most of these cysts follow a benign course, a small but significant number are either malignant at the time of diagnosis or have the potential to develop into pancreatic cancer during a patient's lifetime. The dilemma for both patient and clinician is determining which cysts to leave alone and which to surgically remove. Existing...

2009-08-14 11:25:00

At least five percent of the population has one or two cysts in the liver. Cysts are fluid-filled cavities. There are also many patients who have numerous cysts, which then is termed a polycystic liver. These cysts cause the liver to grow to four to six times its normal size. Until recently, surgery was the only possible treatment for these patients, but this approach leads to many complications, and the outcome is not always successful. Ultimately, these patients need a liver...

2009-07-24 08:44:19

Current treatment of cystic echinococcosis is surgery or percutaneous aspiration, injection and reaspiration (PAIR) using hypertonic saline or ethanol. It is aimed at causing permanent damage to the endocyst - the thin, delicate, and translucid inner membrane that produces the cystic fluid and generates new larval elements able to expand the infestation. Surgery and PAIR on liver and lung can result in biliary or bronchial fistulae, prompted by endocyst detachment; chemical cholangitis or...

2008-06-25 03:02:18

By Setacci, F Sirignano, P; de Donato, G; Chisci, E; Palasciano, G; Setacci, C Adventitlal cystic disease (ACD) is an uncommon condition with only around 300 cases reported in the literature. ACD consists of a collection of gelatinous material within a cyst, that is adjacent or surrounding a vessel. In the last five years three cases of ACD have been observed: the first case was a 48-year-old man, ex nicotine abuser, with a four-month history of progressive claudication; the second case was...


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