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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311028/duodenal-invasion-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-following-transarterial-chemoembolization
#1
I-Chang Lin, Chi-Ming Tai, Chao-Ming Tseng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311030/endoscopic-resection-of-a-rare-subepithelial-esophageal-hamartoma
#2
Arvind J Trindade, Cathy Fan, Bernard Bienstock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311026/patterns-in-use-and-costs-of-subsidising-5-aminosalicyclic-acid-compounds-and-biologic-agents-in-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-australia
#3
LETTER
Christine E Staatz, Neal S Martin, David P Kong, Samantha A Hollingworth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 24, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326012/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-single-center-experience
#4
Raphaël Jumeau, Guila Delouya, David Roberge, David Donath, Dominic Béliveau-Nadeau, Marie-Pierre Campeau
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in treatment, notably in systemic therapy, the prognosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PADC) remains dismal. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging tool in the complex management of PADC. We review outcomes of SBRT for PADC at our institution. METHODS: We reviewed patients treated with SBRT for either unresectable PADC or locally recurrent PADC after surgery. Treatment was delivered using a robotic radiosurgery system with respiratory tracking...
December 21, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317174/elective-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-bacterial-infection-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#5
Sergio Maimone, Francesca Saffioti, Roberto Filomia, Gaia Caccamo, Carlo Saitta, Socrate Pallio, Pierluigi Consolo, Sara Sabatini, Krizia Sitajolo, Maria Stella Franzè, Irene Cacciola, Giovanni Raimondo, Giovanni Squadrito
BACKGROUND: Patients with cirrhosis are at high risk of bacterial infections. Invasive procedures are generally believed to increase this susceptibility. AIMS: We investigated the incidence of bacterial infections in cirrhotic patients undergoing elective endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). METHODS: We enrolled 60 consecutive cirrhotic patients who underwent a total number of 112 elective EVL procedures. One to seven bands were applied at each session until variceal eradication...
December 20, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311029/recurrent-biliary-acute-pancreatitis-is-frequent-in-a-real-world-setting
#6
Serena Stigliano, Flaminia Belisario, Matteo Piciucchi, Marianna Signoretti, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso
BACKGROUND: Data about recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) are limited. AIMS: To evaluate the rate of RAP and associated factors. METHODS: Single-centre prospective study of consecutive patients at first episode of acute pancreatitis (AP) being followed-up. RESULTS: Of 266 consecutive AP patients, (47% biliary, 15.4% alcoholic, 14.3% idiopathic) 66 (24.8%) had RAP in a mean follow-up of 42 months; 17.9% of recurrences occurred within 30 days from discharge...
December 19, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311027/serum-amyloid-a-level-correlated-with-endoscopic-findings-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-possible-biomarker-for-evaluating-mucosal-healing
#7
Shunji Ishihara, Yasumasa Tada, Kousaku Kawashima, Masatoshi Kataoka, Hiroki Sonoyama, Noritsugu Yamashita, Akihiko Oka, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Nobuhiko Fukuba, Yoshiyuki Mishima, Naoki Oshima, Ichiro Moriyama, Takafumi Yuki, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Mucosal healing (MH) has been proposed as an essential therapeutic goal for treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. The utility of serum amyloid A (SAA) for prediction of MH in CD patients is lacking. AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate the correlation of SAA with CD-related endoscopic disease activity. METHODS: SAA levels in serum samples obtained from CD patients as well as endoscopic findings based on a simple endoscopic score for CD (SES-CD) were assessed in relation to CD activity index (CDAI)...
December 19, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301734/serial-c-reactive-protein-measurements-in-patients-treated-for-suspected-abdominal-tuberculosis
#8
Vishal Sharma, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Sandeep Lamoria, Harjeet Singh, Amit Kumar
BACKGROUND: Response to treatment is often used as a criterion for the diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis. AIM: To determine utility of serum C reactive protein (CRP) in assessment of response to anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) in abdominal tuberculosis (ATB). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the database of patients with suspected ATB (intestinal and/or peritoneal). Response to ATT was assessed using subjective and objective (ulcer healing or ascites resolution) parameters...
December 19, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301733/a-novel-mutation-c-855delg-in-stk11-gene-is-associated-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-in-a-chinese-family
#9
LETTER
Zi-Ye Zhao, Yu-Liang Jiang, Bai-Rong Li, En-Da Yu, Shou-Bin Ning
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295780/macro-aspartate-aminotransferase-an-unusual-etiology-of-liver-enzyme-elevation
#10
LETTER
James F Crismale, Linda Law, Jawad Ahmad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301732/gastrointestinal-lymphomas-french-intergroup-clinical-practice-recommendations-for-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-snfge-ffcd-gercor-unicancer-sfcd-sfed-sfro-sfh
#11
REVIEW
Tamara Matysiak-Budnik, Bettina Fabiani, Christophe Hennequin, Catherine Thieblemont, Georgia Malamut, Guillaume Cadiot, Olivier Bouché, Agnès Ruskoné-Fourmestraux
INTRODUCTION: This document is a summary of the French Intergroup guidelines on the management of gastro-intestinal lymphomas, available on the web-site of the French Society of Gastroenterology, SNFGE (www.tncd.org), updated in September 2017. METHODS: This collaborative work was realised under the auspices of several French medical societies and involved clinicians with specific expertise in the field of gastrointestinal lymphomas, including gastroenterologists, haematologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologist, representing the major French or European clinical trial groups...
December 18, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295781/a-case-of-duodenal-bulb-involvement-of-immunoglobulin-g4-related-disease-complicated-by-ulcerative-colitis
#12
Akira Harada, Takehiro Torisu, Tsutomu Sakuma, Motohiro Esaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290599/hepatic-arterial-infusion-in-the-management-of-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastasis-current-and-future-perspectives
#13
REVIEW
Nicolas Chapelle, Tamara Matysiak-Budnik, Frédéric Douane, Sylvie Metairie, Philippe Rougier, Yann Touchefeu
The technique of hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) for the treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancer has been developed over more than 30 years. Although the indications and protocols for this technique have evolved with time, HAI is not routinely performed in clinical practice. Studies have been heterogeneous, with different regimens of intra-arterial drugs, associated or not with systemic chemotherapy, and with unconvincing outcomes. Technical difficulties for catheter placement have limited the implementation of this method in routine practice...
December 14, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291918/-tulip-bundle-rescue-troubleshooting-over-the-scope-clip-otsc-failure-in-ercp-related-duodenal-perforation-stapfer-i
#14
Vincent Zimmer, Siegfried Exner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277481/risk-of-complications-in-coeliac-patients-depends-on-age-at-diagnosis-and-type-of-clinical-presentation
#15
Federico Biagi, Annalisa Schiepatti, Gregorio Maiorano, Giacomo Fraternale, Simona Agazzi, Fabiana Zingone, Carolina Ciacci, Umberto Volta, Giacomo Caio, Raffaella Tortora, Catherine Klersy, Gino R Corazza
BACKGROUND: Coeliac disease is characterised by an increased mortality mostly due to its complications. AIMS: To study the risk of developing complications according to clinical presentation and age at diagnosis, a combined retrospective-prospective longitudinal study was performed in three Italian centres. METHODS: Incidence of complications and mortality rates were calculated using type and age at diagnosis of coeliac disease, sex, and centre of diagnosis as predictors...
December 8, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258812/evaluating-bevacizumab-in-combination-with-folfiri-after-the-failure-of-platinum-etoposide-regimen-in-patients-with-advanced-poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-the-prodige-41-bevanec-randomized-phase-ii-study
#16
Thomas Walter, David Malka, Olivia Hentic, Catherine Lombard-Bohas, Karine Le Malicot, Denis Smith, Aurélie Ferru, Eric Assenat, Guillaume Cadiot, Astrid Lievre, Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz, Laetitia Dahan, Olivier Dubreuil, Vincent Hautefeuille, Céline Lepere, Alice Gangloff, Farid Elhajbi, Romain Coriat, Guillaume Roquin, Nadia Bouarioua, Victoire Granger, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Côme Lepage
INTRODUCTION: Patients with gastroenteropancreatic (GEP), metastatic or locally advanced, non-resectable, grade 3 poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) are treated with cisplatin (or carboplatin)-etoposide in first-line palliative chemotherapy (CT1). However, nearly all patients will develop resistance and there is no standard second-line treatment. AIM: PRODIGE 41-BEVANEC is an academic randomized, phase II study designed to evaluate the efficacy of bevacizumab in combination with FOLFIRI after failure of CT1 in unknown primary NEC and GEP-NEC...
December 6, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258813/novel-ultrasound-based-methods-to-assess-liver-disease-the-game-has-just-begun
#17
REVIEW
Annalisa Berzigotti, Giovanna Ferraioli, Simona Bota, Odd Helge Gilja, Christoph F Dietrich
In the last 10 years the availability of ultrasound elastography allowed to diagnose and stage liver fibrosis in a non-invasive way and changed the clinical practice of hepatology. Newer ultrasound-based techniques to evaluate properties of the liver tissue other than fibrosis are emerging and will lead to a more complete characterization of the full spectrum of diffuse and focal liver disease. Since these methods are currently undergoing validation and go beyond elastography for liver tissue evaluation, they were not included in the recent guidelines regarding elastography issued by the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology...
December 5, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258815/elevated-serum-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-adults-with-celiac-disease
#18
Outi Laine, Katariina Pitkänen, Katri Lindfors, Heini Huhtala, Onni Niemelä, Pekka Collin, Kalle Kurppa, Katri Kaukinen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: An increased incidence of thrombosis is suggested in celiac disease. We explored serum levels of antiphospholipid antibodies in untreated and treated adult celiac disease patients. METHODS: A cohort of 179 biopsy-proven celiac disease patients (89 untreated, 90 on long-term gluten-free diet) and 91 non-celiac controls underwent clinical examination, assessment of celiac serology and enzyme immunoassay testing for anticardiolipin IgG and IgM, prothrombin IgG, and phosphatidylserine-prothrombin IgG and IgM...
December 2, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233686/exercise-has-the-guts-how-physical-activity-may-positively-modulate-gut-microbiota-in-chronic-and-immune-based-diseases
#19
Roberto Codella, Livio Luzi, Ileana Terruzzi
Limited animal and human research findings suggests that exercise might have a beneficial role for health gut. Cardiorespiratory fitness has been correlates with health-associated gut parameters such as taxonomic diversity and richness. Physical exercise may augment intestinal microbial diversity through several mechanisms INCLUDING PROMOTION OF AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY STATE. Disease-associated microbial functions WERE linked to distinct taxa in previous studies of familial type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). An integrated multi-approach in the study of T1D, including physical exercise, is advocated...
November 28, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274766/infliximab-trough-levels-and-persistent-vs-transient-antibodies-measured-early-after-induction-predict-long-term-clinical-remission-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Giorgia Bodini, Edoardo G Giannini, Vincenzo Savarino, Lorenzo Del Nero, Sara Lo Pumo, Matteo Brunacci, Nicola De Bortoli, Anjali Jain, Salvatore Tolone, Edoardo Savarino
BACKGROUND: The use of therapeutic drug monitoring has been proposed as a useful tool in the management of patients with loss of response to biological therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. AIMS: To evaluate whether early, post-induction anti-tumor necrosis factor trough levels and the presence of different types of anti-drug antibodies may impact long-term clinical remission in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: We prospectively assessed anti-tumor necrosis factor trough levels and both persistent and transient anti-drug antibodies...
November 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
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