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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421110/prognostic-evaluation-of-vimentin-expression-in-correlation-with-ki67-and-cd44-in-surgically-resected-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Despoina Myoteri, Dionysios Dellaportas, Panagis M Lykoudis, Alexandros Apostolopoulos, Athanasios Marinis, Adamantia Zizi-Sermpetzoglou
Purpose. Radical surgical resection with adjuvant chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy is the most effective treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, relatively few studies investigate the prognostic significance of biological markers in PDAC. This study aims to look into the expressions of vimentin, Ki67, and CD44 in PDAC surgical specimens and their potential prognostic implications in survival. Method. The study was designed as retrospective, and vimentin, Ki67, and CD44 expressions were evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 53 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cases...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421109/bleeding-meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-the-diagnostic-value-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy
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Lan-Lan Geng, Pei-Yu Chen, Qiang Wu, Hui-Wen Li, Ding-You Li, Min Yang, Si-Tang Gong
Background. Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value and safety of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for bleeding MD in children. Methods. We included consecutive children who were highly suspected of MD between 2012 and 2013. All patients underwent Meckel's scan. DBE was performed for patient with negative Meckel's scan. An exploratory laparoscopy was performed in children with positive Meckel's scan or DBE...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421108/the-effect-of-hepatosteatosis-on-response-to-antiviral-treatment-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yongfen Zhu, Qiao Yang, Fangfang Lv, Yunsong Yu
Background. This study is to systematically analyze the effects of hepatosteatosis on the response to antiviral treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and hepatosteatosis. Methods. Systematic search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Elsevier, and the Chinese BioMedical literature databases for relevant studies published until February 2016. Treatment outcomes were compared between patients with CHB plus concomitant hepatosteatosis and those without hepatosteatosis. Results. A total of 8 prospective cohort studies (399 patients with CHB plus hepatosteatosis and 688 patients with only CHB) were included...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408924/investigation-of-small-bowel-abnormalities-in-hiv-infected-patients-using-capsule-endoscopy
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Eiji Sakai, Takuma Higurashi, Hidenori Ohkubo, Kuhihiro Hosono, Atsuhisa Ueda, Nobuyuki Matsuhashi, Atsushi Nakajima
HIV infection is reportedly associated with an increased permeability of the intestinal epithelium and can cause HIV enteropathy, which occurs independently of opportunistic infections. However, the characteristics of small bowel abnormalities attributable to HIV infection are rarely investigated. In the present study, we assessed the intestinal mucosal changes found in HIV-infected patients and compared them with the mucosa of healthy control subjects using capsule endoscopy (CE). Three of the 27 HIV-infected patients harbored gastrointestinal opportunistic infections and were thus excluded from subsequent analyses...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400820/effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-on-locally-advanced-rectal-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-a-propensity-score-matched-study
#5
Yan-Wu Sun, Pan Chi, Hui-Ming Lin, Xing-Rong Lu, Ying Huang, Zong-Bin Xu, Sheng-Hui Huang, Xiao-Jie Wang
Aims. To compare the surgical and oncological outcomes of rectal mucinous adenocarcinomas treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy versus surgery alone. Methods. A total of 167 locally advanced rectal mucinous adenocarcinoma patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery alone between 2008 and 2014 were matched using propensity score; the surgical and oncological outcomes were compared. Results. Ninety-six patients were matched. Postoperative morbidity was similar between groups. Sphincter preservation rate was higher in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (79...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400819/the-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-gastric-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Schizas, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Athanasios D Sioulas, Demetrios Moris, Eleftherios Spartalis, Ilias Scotiniotis, Ioannis S Papanikolaou
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered a valuable diagnostic tool during the workup of malignant gastric lesions, including primary gastric lymphomas (PGL). Although endoscopy combined with multiple biopsies remains essential in the establishment of PGL diagnosis, EUS utilization in locoregional disease staging has been well documented in the literature. Data also support the possible role of EUS in prediction of response to first-line treatment, that is, Helicobacter pylori eradication. However, its application in the posttreatment setting remains problematic, since concordance rates between endosonography and histology findings during follow-up seem to vary substantially...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386273/acute-colonic-pseudo-obstruction-with-feeding-intolerance-in-critically-ill-patients-a-study-according-to-gut-wall-analysis
#7
Chenyan Zhao, Tingbin Xie, Jun Li, Minhua Cheng, Jialiang Shi, Tao Gao, Fengchan Xi, Juanhong Shen, Chun Cao, Wenkui Yu
Objective. To compare the differences between acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO) with and without acute gut wall thickening. Methods. ACPO patients with feeding tolerance were divided into ACPO with no obvious gut wall thickening (ACPO-NT) group and ACPO with obvious acute gut wall thickening (ACPO-T) group according to computed tomography and abdominal radiographs. Patients' condition, responses to supportive measures, pharmacologic therapy, endoscopic decompression, and surgeries and outcomes were compared...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386272/laparoscopic-hepatectomy-current-state-in-japan-based-on-the-4th-nationwide-questionnaire
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Yutaka Takahashi, Satoshi Katagiri, Shun-Ichi Ariizumi, Yoshihito Kotera, Hiroto Egawa, Go Wakabayashi, Hironori Kaneko, Masakazu Yamamoto
Purpose. Since laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) became covered by national health insurance in April 2010 in Japan, the numbers of applied cases and institutions performing it have increased and the indication has expanded. We surveyed the current state and safety of LH in Japan. Methods. A questionnaire survey was performed in 41 institutions related to the Japanese Endoscopic Liver Surgery Study Group and 747 institutions certified by the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, and responses concerning all 2962 cases of LH performed by August 2011 were obtained...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386271/modulation-of-colorectal-cancer-risk-by-polymorphisms-in-51gln-his-64ile-val-and-148asp-glu-of-apex-gene-23gly-ala-of-xpa-gene-and-689ser-arg-of-ercc4-gene
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L Dziki, A Dziki, M Mik, I Majsterek, J Kabzinski
Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may affect the activity of the BER (base excision repair) and NER (nucleotide excision repair) systems. Using DNA isolated from blood taken from patients (n = 312) and a control group (n = 320) with CRC, we have analyzed the polymorphisms of selected DNA repair genes and we have demonstrated that genotypes 51Gln/His and 148Asp/Glu of APEX gene and 23Gly/Ala of XPA gene may increase the risk of colorectal cancer. At the same time analyzing the gene-gene interactions, we suggest the thesis that the main factor to be considered when analyzing the impact of polymorphisms on the risk of malignant transformation should be intergenic interactions...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356909/treatment-of-prolapsing-hemorrhoids-in-hiv-infected-patients-with-tissue-selecting-technique
#10
Zhe Fan, Yingyi Zhang
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcome of a tissue-selecting therapy stapler (TST) for prolapsing hemorrhoids in HIV-infected patients. Sixty-two patients with stage III-IV hemorrhoidal prolapse were treated with TST by a single surgeon between June and November 2014. The TST group comprised 32 patients (4 females), and the TST + HIV group comprised 30 HIV-infected patients (3 females). Age, gender, and preoperative examination as well as intraoperative and postoperative features were assessed...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348582/genetic-background-and-clinical-characters-of-pediatric-chronic-pancreatitis-data-and-implications-from-the-east
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Muyun Liu, Tian Xia, Di Zhang, Lianghao Hu, Zhuan Liao, Chang Sun, Zhaoshen Li
Background. The clinical pattern and genetic background of juvenile idiopathic chronic pancreatitis (ICP) are yet unclear. Methods. A retrospective study of 73 Chinese juvenile ICP patients was performed, and genetic tests were carried out to detect relevant mutations using direct sequencing technique and high-resolution melting technique. Subjects without pancreatitis served as controls. Results. The SPINK1 c.194+2T>C variant was present in 56.16% and 42.00% of juvenile and adult ICP patients, respectively (p = 0...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348581/tfcp2-genetic-polymorphism-is-associated-with-predisposition-to-and-transplant-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Zhikun Liu, Feng Gao, Zhou Shao, Haiyang Xie, Lin Zhou, Xiao Xu, Shusen Zheng
TFCP2 is an oncogene and plays crucial roles in the incidence and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, no reports are available on the impact of TFCP2 genetic polymorphism on the susceptibility to and the transplant prognosis of HCC. Here, we genotyped 7 SNPs of TFCP2 in a case-control study of 119 patients with HCC and 200 patients with chronic liver disease. Of the 7 SNPs in TFCP2, rs7959378 distributed differentially between patients with versus patients without HCC. The patients with the CA (OR = 0...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348580/outcome-and-genetic-factors-in-igg4-associated-autoimmune-pancreatitis-and-cholangitis-a-single-center-experience
#13
Matthias Buechter, Paul Manka, Falko Markus Heinemann, Monika Lindemann, Benjamin Juntermanns, Ali Canbay, Guido Gerken, Alisan Kahraman
Introduction. Most investigations on autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) were published on Asian cohorts while those on Caucasians are limited. However, there might be differences related to the origin. Patients and Methods. We analyzed 36 patients and compared type 1 (AIP1) with type 2 (AIP2). Results. The majority of patients suffered from AIP1 (55.6%). AIP1 patients were significantly older than AIP2 patients (54.4 versus 40.8 years). Moreover, 85.0% of AIP1 patients had concurrent autoimmune cholangitis (AIC) while 18...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348579/risk-factors-for-an-iatrogenic-mallory-weiss-tear-requiring-bleeding-control-during-a-screening-upper-endoscopy
#14
Shin Na, Ji Yong Ahn, Kee Wook Jung, Jeong Hoon Lee, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Seungbong Han
Background and Aim. In some cases of iatrogenic Mallory-Weiss tears (MWTs), hemostasis is needed due to severe mucosal tearing with bleeding. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the risk factors for severe iatrogenic MWTs and the methods of endoscopic bleeding control. Materials and Methods. Between January 2008 and December 2012, 426,085 cases of screening upper endoscopy were performed at the Asan Medical Center. We retrospectively analyzed the risk factors for severe iatrogenic MWTs requiring an endoscopic procedure and the treatment modalities of bleeding control...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348578/contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-cholangiography-practical-tips-and-clinical-indications-for-biliary-disease-management
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REVIEW
Stefano Palmucci, Federica Roccasalva, Marina Piccoli, Giovanni Fuccio Sanzà, Pietro Valerio Foti, Alfonso Ragozzino, Pietro Milone, Giovanni Carlo Ettorre
Since its introduction, MRCP has been improved over the years due to the introduction of several technical advances and innovations. It consists of a noninvasive method for biliary tree representation, based on heavily T2-weighted images. Conventionally, its protocol includes two-dimensional single-shot fast spin-echo images, acquired with thin sections or with multiple thick slabs. In recent years, three-dimensional T2-weighted fast-recovery fast spin-echo images have been added to the conventional protocol, increasing the possibility of biliary anatomy demonstration and leading to a significant benefit over conventional 2D imaging...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337217/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-helicobacter-pylori-diagnostic-methods-in-patients-with-atrophic-gastritis
#16
Fumio Omata, Takuro Shimbo, Sachiko Ohde, Gautam A Deshpande, Tsuguya Fukui
Background. There are several diagnostic methods for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. A cost-effective analysis is needed to decide on the optimal diagnostic method. The aim of this study was to determine a cost-effective diagnostic method in patients with atrophic gastritis (AG). Methods. A decision-analysis model including seven diagnostic methods was constructed for patients with AG diagnosed by esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Expected values of cost and effectiveness were calculated for each test...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331493/feasibility-and-safety-of-pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy-for-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Martin Hübner, Hugo Teixeira Farinha, Fabian Grass, Anita Wolfer, Patrice Mathevet, Dieter Hahnloser, Nicolas Demartines
Background. Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) has been introduced as a novel repeatable treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis. The available evidence from the pioneer center suggests good tolerance and high response rates, but independent confirmation is needed. A single-center cohort was analyzed one year after implementation for feasibility and safety. Methods. PIPAC was started in January 2015, and every patient was entered into a prospective database. This retrospective analysis included all consecutive patients operated until April 2016 with emphasis on surgical feasibility and early postoperative outcomes...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331492/correlation-of-body-mass-index-and-waist-hip-ratio-with-severity-and-complications-of-hyperlipidemic-acute-pancreatitis-in-chinese-patients
#18
Lixin Yang, Jing Liu, Yun Xing, Lichuan Du, Jing Chen, Xin Liu, Jianyu Hao
Hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis (HLAP) is characterized by critical condition and high recurrence rate compared with non-HLAP. We conducted this study to investigate the value of body mass index and waist-hip ratio in predicting severity and local complications in HLAP. 96 patients with HLAP were categorized by body mass index and waist-hip ratio, respectively. According to the body mass index, they were divided into 3 groups, including normal weight, overweight, and obesity. According to the waist-hip ratio, they were divided into central obesity group and no central obesity group...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331491/tumor-size-is-a-critical-factor-in-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-t3-4an0m0-gastric-cancer-patients-after-d2-gastrectomy
#19
Shi Chen, Li-Ying Ou-Yang, Run-Cong Nie, Yuan-Fang Li, Jun Xiang, Zhi-Wei Zhou, Ying-Bo Chen, Jun-Sheng Peng
Aim. To investigate whether tumor size is a reasonable indication for adjuvant chemotherapy for T3-4aN0M0 gastric cancer patients after D2 gastrectomy. Method. We performed a retrospective study of 269 patients with a histological diagnosis of T3-4aN0M0 stage gastric cancer who underwent D2 radical surgery at the Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center or the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University between January 2006 and December 2010. The follow-up lasted until June of 2015. Chi-square tests and Kaplan-Meier methods were employed to compare the clinicopathological variables and prognoses...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326100/immunohistochemical-markers-as-predictors-of-histopathologic-response-and-prognosis-in-rectal-cancer-treated-with-preoperative-adjuvant-therapy-state-of-the-art
#20
REVIEW
Alessandro Del Gobbo, Stefano Ferrero
We explain the state of the art of the immunohistochemical markers of response in rectal cancers treated with neoadjuvant medical therapies and its implication with prognosis. Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy is widely used to improve the outcome of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, and the evaluation of the effects of medical therapy is to date based on histomorphological examination by applying four grading systems of response to therapy (tumor regression grade (TRG)). The need to identify immunohistochemical markers that could ensure a better assessment of response and possibly provide additional prognostic information has emerged...
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