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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395277/exploratory-research-on-latent-esophageal-motility-disorders-in-dysphagia-patients
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Shinpei Kawaguchi, Toshihisa Takeuchi, Yousuke Inoue, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Haruhiko Ozaki, Kazuhiro Ota, Satoshi Harada, Shoko Edogawa, Yuichi Kojima, Hiroshi Yamashita, Takumi Fukuchi, Kiyoshi Ashida, Kazuhide Higuchi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: High-resolution manometry (HRM) has been applied to assess esophageal motility disorders. However, the frequency and types of motility disorders in patients with dysphagia, which are frequently seen in clinical practice, are not clear. We evaluated latent esophageal motility disorders associated with dysphagia. METHODS: The study included patients without erosive esophageal mucosal damage and with dysphagia symptoms refractory to at least 8 weeks of standard-dose proton pump inhibitors...
April 11, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384644/current-standard-and-future-perspectives-in-the-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#2
Silke Cameron, Alexander Beham, Hans-Ulrich Schildhaus
The origin of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) from interstitial cells of Cajal or their precursor cells has been understood since the early 1990s. The first mutations within the KIT-gene have been described in the late 1990s. Even though these mutations were the breakthrough of small molecular therapy, we still do not know the factors responsible for their malignant transformation. Until then, we can only speak of recurrence risk. This review gives an introduction on the current understanding of GIST and highlights the remaining questions for diagnosis, tumor progression, and treatment in progressive disease...
April 7, 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
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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/28384630/esophageal-cancer-new-insights-into-a-heterogenous-disease
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Sebastian Krug, Patrick Michl
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer represents a heterogeneous malignancy mostly diagnosed in advanced stages. Worldwide, squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) continue to be the most prevalent subtype; however, in the Western countries, the incidence of adenocarcinomas is increasing and will exceed that of SCC in the near future. During the last decade, several landmark trials contributed to a better understanding of the disease and emphasized the importance of multimodal treatment protocols. SUMMARY: With the introduction of perioperative or neoadjuvant approaches, the survival of both subtypes of esophageal cancer has significantly improved...
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
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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
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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/28343226/the-effect-of-ineffective-esophageal-motility-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#7
Shingo Kasamatsu, Tomoaki Matsumura, Yuki Ohta, Shinsaku Hamanaka, Hideaki Ishigami, Takashi Taida, Kenichiro Okimoto, Keiko Saito, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoo Nakagawa, Tatsuro Katsuno, Mai Fujie, Atsuko Kikuchi, Makoto Arai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is the most common gastrointestinal motility disorder. Studies have reported that IEM is related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the relationship between IEM and GERD remains uncertain. This study aims to clarify this relationship retrospectively. METHODS: We analyzed 195 subjects who underwent high-resolution manometry between January 2011 and September 2016. Of these subjects, 72 had normal esophageal motility (NEM) and 26 had IEM...
March 25, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319947/effects-of-capsaicin-on-older-patients-with-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
#8
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/28315861/the-risk-factors-for-metastasis-in-non-ampullary-duodenal-neuroendocrine-tumors-measuring-20-mm-or-less-in-diameter
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Waku Hatta, Tomoyuki Koike, Katsunori Iijima, Kiyotaka Asanuma, Naoki Asano, Hiroaki Musha, Yoshifumi Inomata, Toshikazu Sano, Hiroyuki Endo, Atsushi Ikehata, Toru Horii, Motoki Ohyauchi, Satoshi Yokosawa, Atsuko Kasajima, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Hironobu Sasano, Naoki Nakaya, Tomohiro Nakamura, Tooru Shimosegawa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The treatment strategy for non-ampullary duodenal neuroendocrine tumors (NAD-NETs) ≤20 mm in diameter has not been established. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the detailed characteristics of NAD-NETs ≤20 mm in diameter to clarify the risk factors of subsequent metastasis. METHODS: The patients with NAD-NETs ≤20 mm in diameter who had been treated at 12 institutions between 1992 and 2013 were enrolled. Clinical records were retrieved, and histopathological findings of all cases were centrally reviewed by 2 pathologists...
March 18, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288474/cholangiocellular-carcinoma
#10
Arndt Vogel, Anna Saborowski
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinomas (CCAs) are aggressive malignancies that display features of biliary differentiation. According to their anatomical location, CCAs are commonly classified as intrahepatic and extrahepatic tumors, the latter entity being further subdivided into perihilar CCAs, also termed as Klatskin tumors, and distal tumors. While a majority of CCAs occur sporadically, established risk factors such as liver fluke infestation or primary sclerosing cholangitis exist. SUMMARY: Due to lack of efficient early screening markers, CCAs are frequently diagnosed at an advanced stage when curative surgical resection is not an option...
March 14, 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
#11
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
#12
Andrew R Reinink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288458/gastric-acid-suppression-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-adverse-outcomes-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#13
Rajesh Shah, Peter Richardson, Hong Yu, Jennifer Kramer, Jason Ken Hou
BACKGROUND: The intestinal microbiota may influence inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) activity. Histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can alter the intestinal microbiota. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between H2RAs, PPIs, and IBD-related outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of IBD patients using the Veterans Health Affairs databases. Cases were defined by their first instance of an IBD-related hospitalization or surgery and the exposure of interest was H2RA or PPI use 30 days prior to the outcome...
March 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226313/risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-autoimmune-pancreatitis-a-single-center-experience-from-germany
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Alexander Schneider, Michael Hirth, Markus Münch, Christel Weiss, J Matthias Löhr, Matthias P Ebert, Roland H Pfützer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) has been associated with an increased risk of malignant diseases. We aimed to describe the incidence of malignant diseases in patients with AIP compared to the general population and to characterize the clinical presentation of these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 28 patients with AIP presenting to the clinic (periods 1998 until 2010, 2012 until September 2015). We retrieved the expected cancer incidence of the general population from the German cancer registry...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214864/a-comparative-study-of-intravenous-injection-form-and-oral-jelly-form-of-alendronate-sodium-hydrate-for-bone-mineral-disorder-after-gastrectomy
#15
Chikara Kunisaki, Yusaku Tanaka, Takashi Kosaka, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Sho Sato, Hideaki Suematsu, Norio Yukawa, Kei Sato, Yusuke Izumisawa, Hirotoshi Akiyama, Masataka Taguri, Takeharu Yamanaka, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteoporosis is found to have high prevalence after gastrectomy and therefore, it is important to prevent this condition by means of effective medication, such as alendronate sodium hydrate. METHODS: A total number of 48 gastric cancer patients diagnosed with osteoporosis after R0 gastrectomy was registered in this study between December 2013 and August 2014. Twenty-three patients received intravenous (i.v.) alendronate sodium hydrate and 25 patients received the drug in an oral jelly form...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190016/efficacy-of-vonoprazan-for-proton-pump-inhibitor-resistant-reflux-esophagitis
#16
Shintaro Hoshino, Noriyuki Kawami, Nana Takenouchi, Mariko Umezawa, Yuriko Hanada, Yoshimasa Hoshikawa, Tetsuro Kawagoe, Hirohito Sano, Yoshio Hoshihara, Tsutomu Nomura, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
BACKGROUND: Vonoprazan (VPZ) is a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker that may be clinically beneficial for proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-resistant reflux esophagitis (RE). The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacies of VPZ therapy at 20 mg for 4 weeks in patients with PPI-resistant RE and VPZ maintenance therapy at 10 mg for 8 weeks in patients who have been successfully treated. METHODS: Subjects comprised 24 patients with PPI-resistant RE (Los Angeles classification grade A/B/C/D: 3/7/11/3)...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166522/outcome-analysis-of-patients-with-gallstone-disease-receiving-cholecystectomy-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Kee-Thai Kiu, Hsiao-Lan Chen, Ming-Te Huang, Chih-Wei Sung, Yung-Po Liaw, Chun-Chao Chang, Yuan-Hung Wang, Hsin-An Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cholecystectomy is generally performed to treat patients with gallstone disease (GSD) in clinical practice. The present study aimed to investigate whether type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may influence the overall survival of GSD patients. METHODS: The National Health Insurance Research Database, a population-based registry data in Taiwan, was used to identify GSD patients from 2001 to 2008. The risk of cancers and effects of T2DM on the overall survival of GSD patients receiving cholecystectomy were estimated by hazards ratios (HRs) and 95% CIs using the Cox proportional hazard model...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161707/pathogenesis-of-double-dose-proton-pump-inhibitor-resistant-non-erosive-reflux-disease-and-mechanism-of-reflux-symptoms-and-gastric-acid-secretion-suppressive-effect-in-the-presence-or-absence-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#18
Noriyuki Kawami, Nana Takenouchi, Mariko Umezawa, Shintaro Hoshino, Yuriko Hanada, Yoshimasa Hoshikawa, Hirohito Sano, Yoshio Hoshihara, Tsutomu Nomura, Eiji Uchida, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
BACKGROUND: Various mechanisms have been suggested to be responsible for contributing to the occurrence of proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-resistant non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). The aims of this study were to clarify the pathogenesis of PPI-resistant NERD. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with NERD, who had persistent reflux symptoms despite taking double-dose PPI, were included in this study. After excluding eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and primary esophageal motility disorder, esophageal impedance-pH monitoring was carried out...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161705/endoscopic-characteristics-risk-grade-and-prognostic-prediction-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-of-the-small-bowel
#19
Arihiro Nakano, Masanao Nakamura, Osamu Watanabe, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Balloon-assisted endoscopy allows us to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) stromal tumors (GISTs) in the small bowel including endoscopic ultrasonography and taking biopsy. The aim of this study was to retrospectively clarify clinical and endoscopic characteristics of small bowel GISTs using double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). METHODS: We reviewed 25 patients who underwent DBE and were diagnosed with GISTs. The risk of GISTs was stratified using the National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus criteria...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161704/serum-derived-hyaluronan-associated-protein-is-a-novel-biomarker-for-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#20
Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, Hisatsugu Noda, Noriko Okaniwa, Kazunori Adachi, Tetsuya Shinmura, Shoko Nakagawa, Masahide Ebi, Naotaka Ogasawara, Yasushi Funaki, Lisheng Zhuo, Koji Kimata, Makoto Sasaki, Kunio Kasugai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We evaluated the role of serum-derived hyaluronan-associated protein (SHAP) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) pathogenesis and its potential as a novel IBD biomarker. METHODS: We studied the SHAP expression in a mouse model of colitis and in human intestinal samples of IBD and compared serum concentrations with normal controls. RESULTS: SHAP was expressed in the connective tissue derived from inflamed regions of the intestine...
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