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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728148/the-role-of-cytotoxic-chemotherapy-in-advanced-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#1
Sebastian Krug, Thomas M Gress, Patrick Michl, Anja Rinke
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are rare neoplasms accounting for less than 5% of all pancreatic malignancies. These tumors are characterized by clinical and prognostical heterogeneity and are predominantly diagnosed in a metastatic stage. Cytotoxic chemotherapy, along with alkylating agents and antimetabolites as well as molecular targeted agents (everolimus, sunitinib), is used in the treatment of advanced PNETs. After the approval of lanreotide for unresectable PNETs, an additional therapeutic option has become available; however, the best sequence of therapies and patient stratification to different treatments remains challenging...
July 21, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723691/high-cost-of-hospitalization-for-colonic-diverticular-bleeding-depended-on-repeated-bleeding-and-blood-transfusion-analysis-with-diagnosis-procedure-combination-data-in-japan
#2
Yoichiro Ito, Yasuhisa Sakata, Hisako Yoshida, Sayuri Nonaka, Susumu Fujii, Yuichiro Tanaka, Shimpei Shirai, Eri Takeshita, Takashi Akutagawa, Hiroharu Kawakubo, Koji Yamamoto, Nanae Tsuruoka, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from a colonic diverticulum is serious in aged patients. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for high-cost hospitalization of colonic diverticular bleeding using the diagnosis procedure combination (DPC) data. METHODS: From January 2009 to December 2015, 78 patients with colonic diverticular bleeding were identified by DPC data in Saga Medical School Hospital. All patients underwent colonic endoscopy within 3 days. The patients were divided into 2 groups: the low-cost group (DPC cost of <500,000 yen) and the high-cost group (DPC cost of >500,000 yen)...
July 20, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715802/nerve-glial-antigen-2-a-novel-target-for-anti-tumor-therapy-in-colorectal-cancer
#3
Cem Cengiz, Safak Bulut, A Sedat Boyacioglu, M Ayhan Kuzu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To identify cell surface markers selectively expressed by tumor cells and tumor vasculature is the current goal for tumor therapy. One such marker is nerve/glial antigen 2 (NG2), which is a transmembrane glycoprotein. We aimed to investigate the expression of NG2 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and its association with clinicopathological parameters. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining of NG2, vascular endothelial growth factor, and CD34 in 65 patients diagnosed with CRC over a 5-year period was performed...
July 18, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662503/the-effects-of-switching-to-vonoprazan-a-novel-potassium-competitive-acid-blocker-on-gastric-acidity-and-reflux-patterns-in-patients-with-erosive-esophagitis-refractory-to-proton-pump-inhibitors
#4
Hiroshi Yamashita, Atsushi Kanamori, Chise Kano, Hiroki Hashimura, Kei Matsumoto, Masahiro Tsujimae, Tetsuya Yoshizaki, Kenji Momose, Daisuke Obata, Takaaki Eguchi, Mikio Fujita, Akihiko Okada
BACKGROUND/AIM: The effects of vonoprazan and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in patients with reflux esophagitis (RE) have not yet been compared using multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH). METHODS: A total of 8 patients with persistent gastric mucosal injury, despite completing an 8-week standard PPI therapy, were enrolled in the study. While they were on standard PPI therapy, the baseline values of reflux parameters, holding time ratio (HTR) of gastric pH >4, and esophageal pH <4 were obtained by using 24 h MII-pH monitoring...
June 30, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641289/impact-of-comorbid-irritable-bowel-syndrome-on-treatment-outcome-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease-on-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-in-japan
#5
Yasushi Funaki, Hiroshi Kaneko, Yurika Kawamura, Takashi Yoshimine, Yasuhiro Tamura, Shinya Izawa, Masahide Ebi, Naotaka Ogasawara, Makoto Sasaki, Kunio Kasugai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) frequently coexists with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). Efficacy of long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment on NERD with or without IBS is controversial. The impact of comorbid IBS in NERD on quality of life (QOL) remains uncertain. We verified the hypothesis that NERD patients with IBS symptoms demonstrated poor responses to long-term PPI treatments, deteriorated QOL, and high frequency of psychological deviations in Japan. METHODS: In all, 141 NERD patients who had been taking PPIs for more than 6 months were enrolled and analyzed...
June 23, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637030/patency-capsule-tolerability-in-school-aged-children
#6
Daisuke Tokuhara, Kenji Watanabe, Yuki Cho, Haruo Shintaku
BACKGROUND: A patency capsule (PC) can help predict capsule endoscope (CE) retention; however, PC tolerability is unknown in children. We retrospectively evaluated PC tolerability in school-aged children. METHODS: Sixty-one patients (median age, 12.9 years; range 7.4-17.3 years) who underwent PC examination were analyzed for occurrence and determinants of ingestion difficulty and relationships between ingestion of the 2 capsules. We defined ingestion difficulty as taking 30 min or more, or failure, to ingest the PC...
June 22, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628918/bifidobacterium-rich-fecal-donor-may-be-a-positive-predictor-for-successful-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#7
Shinta Mizuno, Tatsuhiro Masaoka, Makoto Naganuma, Taishiro Kishimoto, Momoko Kitazawa, Shunya Kurokawa, Moeko Nakashima, Kozue Takeshita, Wataru Suda, Masaru Mimura, Masahira Hattori, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dysbiosis is associated with various systemic disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) might restore intestinal microbial balance. The study aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of FMT in IBS patients, as well as also positive predictors for FMT. METHODS: This was a single-arm, open-label study. Eligible patients were diagnosed based on Rome III Diagnostic Criteria. Fecal materials were administered to the patient via colonoscopy...
June 21, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609771/effect-of-antithrombotic-therapy-and-long-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-procedure-time-on-early-and-delayed-postoperative-bleeding
#8
Nobue Ueki, Seiji Futagami, Teppei Akimoto, Yuta Maruki, Hiroshi Yamawaki, Yasuhiro Kodaka, Hiroyuki Nagoya, Tomotaka Shindo, Masafumi Kusunoki, Tetsuro Kawagoe, Katya Gudis, Kazumasa Miyake, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
BACKGROUND: Recent updated guidelines of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology recommend the use of a single dose of antiplatelet agents in patients undergoing endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). However, the postoperative bleeding risk after gastric ESD associated with the continuation or interruption of antithrombotic therapy remains controversial. We aimed to evaluate whether certain factors including interrupted antithrombotic therapy could affect early and delayed post-ESD bleeding risk...
June 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609761/clinical-usefulness-of-somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy-in-japanese-patients-with-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#9
Sho Hasegawa, Noritoshi Kobayashi, Motohiko Tokuhisa, Ayumu Goto, Shoko Takano, Yuuki Takada, Tomohiro Kaneta, Ryutaro Mori, Ryusei Matsuyama, Itaru Endo, Shoji Yamanaka, Atsushi Nakajima, Tomio Inoue, Yasushi Ichikawa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Somatostatin receptor (SSTR) scintigraphy (SRS) is the standard imaging modality for evaluation of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (GEP-NET) in Western countries. However, this modality was not approved in Japan until recently. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of SRS for detecting GEP-NET in Japanese patients. METHODS: Japanese patients with advanced GEP-NET were enrolled and evaluated by the SRS and CT...
June 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605745/current-standard-and-future-perspectives-in-non-surgical-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Tobias Eggert, Tim F Greten
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive liver tumor with a poor 5-year survival rate. Many HCCs are not amenable to surgical resection, because of tumor size, location, or because of the patient's poor liver function, a common obstacle to HCC therapy, because HCCs almost always develop in chronically inflamed livers. SUMMARY: In recent years, many efforts have been made to improve patient survival by conducting clinical trials investigating local and systemic treatment options for patients with unresectable tumors...
June 13, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605740/a-randomized-double-blind-pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-famotidine-on-acotiamide-treatment-for-functional-dyspepsia
#11
Mariko Hojo, Akihito Nagahara, Daisuke Asaoka, Tsutomu Takeda, Kentaro Izumi, Kohei Matsumoto, Hiroya Ueyama, Yuji Shimada, Kenshi Matsumoto, Shuko Nojiri, Sumio Watanabe
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acotiamide, a prokinetic drug, is used to treat functional dyspepsia (FD), especially postprandial distress syndrome (PDS). However, a treatment for FD patients with PDS and/or epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) has not been established. We investigated the efficacy of famotidine in combination with acotiamide for FD. METHODS: Fifty blindly randomized FD patients received placebo with acotiamide, or famotidine with acotiamide, for 4 weeks. Treatment efficacy was assessed by overall treatment effects (OTE), total, PDS and EPS symptom scores, and impairment of quality of life (QOL)...
June 13, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384634/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-1-promotes-prothrombin-gene-transcription-and-produces-des-gamma-carboxy-prothrombin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Tatsuya Taniguchi, Kazuhiro Kishi, Tadahiko Nakagawa, Hironori Tanaka, Takahiro Tanaka, Tetsu Tomonari, Koichi Okamoto, Masahiro Sogabe, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Toshiya Okahisa, Naoki Muguruma, Mayumi Kajimoto, Ikuko Sagawa, Tetsuji Takayama
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Although des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) is a well-known tumor marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the mechanism of DCP production is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism how DCP is produced in HCC cells. METHODS: Levels of mRNA and DCP were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction and electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay respectively. Secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) expression vectors including deletion mutants of the prothrombin gene promoter were constructed for reporter gene assay...
April 7, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365684/feasibility-study-of-the-three-dimensional-flexible-endoscope-in-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-an-ex-vivo-animal-study
#13
Daisuke Kikuchi, Mitsuru Kaise, Kosuke Nomura, Takahito Toba, Yasutaka Kuribayashi, Masami Tanaka, Satoshi Yamashita, Tsukasa Furuhata, Akira Matsui, Toshifumi Mitani, Shu Hoteya, Toshiro Iizuka
BACKGROUND/AIM: Clinical application of 3-dimensional (3D) technology for flexible endoscopes has not been reported. We developed a 3D flexible endoscope and conducted a feasibility study of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in porcine stomach. METHODS: Four endoscopists used a 3D flexible endoscope to perform a total of 8 ESD procedures on resected porcine stomachs. We assessed the en bloc resection rate, perforation rate, and mechanical issues that arise during ESD...
April 1, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355604/cutoff-pepsinogen-level-for-predicting-unintendedly-eradicated-cases-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-subjects-with-seemingly-normal-pepsinogen-levels
#14
Hiroshi Kishikawa, Kayoko Kimura, Asako Ito, Kyoko Arahata, Sakiko Takarabe, Shogo Kaida, Jun Miyauchi, Soichiro Miura, Takanori Kanai, Jiro Nishida
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: In the ABC method, which is a method for risk stratification of gastric cancer using serum anti-Helicobacter pylori antibody and pepsinogen (PG) test, subjects with normal PG and seronegative for H. pylori are named as "Group A" and are regarded as having a low risk of gastric cancer. These "Group A" subjects include unintentionally eradicated cases at relatively high risk, and this study aimed to identify these subjects. METHODS: Of the 109 subjects, 76 were classified as uninfected Group A subjects with negative histologic H...
March 30, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319947/effects-of-capsaicin-on-older-patients-with-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
#15
Rui Nakato, Noriaki Manabe, Sayako Shimizu, Kozo Hanayama, Akiko Shiotani, Jiro Hata, Ken Haruma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The standard of care for older patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is poor. Stimulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 might become a pharmacological strategy for these patients. This study aimed to compare the therapeutic effect of film food containing 0.75 µg of capsaicin in these patients. METHODS: In a crossover, randomized trial, 49 patients with OD were provided capsaicin or identical placebo at least 7 days apart. Patients' reported symptoms during repeated swallowing, the volume, pH and substance P (SP) concentrations in saliva, and cervical esophageal wall motion evaluated by ultrasonographic tissue Doppler imaging were obtained before and after capsaicin or placebo administration...
March 21, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288471/early-stage-gastric-cancer-can-be-found-in-improved-atrophic-mucosa-over-time-from-successful-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
#16
Atsushi Majima, Osamu Handa, Yuji Naito, Osamu Dohi, Tetsuya Okayama, Naohisa Yoshida, Kazuhiro Kamada, Kazuhiro Katada, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Takeshi Ishikawa, Tomohisa Takagi, Hideyuki Konishi, Nobuaki Yagi, Yoshito Itoh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Early-stage gastric cancer (EGC) is detected even after successful Helicobacter pylori eradication. This study is aimed at clarifying the clinicopathological characteristics of EGC detected after successful H. pylori eradication. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 57 cases of EGC detected after successful H. pylori eradication and resected endoscopically at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, between January 2009 and June 2014. Clinicopathological findings of 57 cases (H...
March 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288464/do-acid-suppressing-medications-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-increase-risk-for-flare
#17
Andrew R Reinink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609775/vancomycin-in-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-dysbiosis-fight-fire-with-fire
#18
Luc Biedermann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571035/serological-evaluation-of-gastric-cancer-risk-based-on-pepsinogen-and-helicobacter-pylori-antibody-relationship-to-endoscopic-findings
#19
Takahiro Kotachi, Masanori Ito, Masaharu Yoshihara, Tomoyuki Boda, Mariko Kiso, Kazuhiko Masuda, Taiji Matsuo, Shinji Tanaka, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: The serological risk-prediction system combined the pepsinogen (PG) test, and anti-Helicobacter pylori antibody is available for evaluation of gastric cancer risk. In this system, chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) or H. pylori infection is diagnosed. Subjects with H. pylori negative and PG test negative (group A) are supposed to be those who have never been infected with H. pylori and are at extremely low risk for gastric cancer. However, a certain proportion of patients with CAG has been identified as the extremely low-risk group (group A)...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564649/oral-vancomycin-and-gentamicin-for-treatment-of-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Raffi Lev-Tzion, Oren Ledder, Eyal Shteyer, Michelle Li Nien Tan, Holm H Uhlig, Dan Turner
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is complex and involves the contribution of genetic and environmental factors. Many patients with very early onset IBD are difficult to treat. The current antibiotic medication that targets gram-negative and anaerobic bacteria provides only moderate efficacy in subsets of patients with IBD. METHODS: We report a case series of 5 children with a mean age of 1.6 years (range 6 months to 2.7 years) during IBD onset, who were previously refractory to standard treatments and who received oral vancomycin with or without gentamicin...
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