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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717363/development-of-an-autonomous-endoscopically-implantable-submucosal-microdevice-capable-of-neurostimulation-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#1
J Hajer, M Novák
Gastric dysmotility can be a sign of common diseases such as longstanding diabetes mellitus. It is known that the application of high-frequency low-energetic stimulation can help to effectively moderate and alleviate the symptoms of gastric dysmotility. The goal of our research was the development of a miniature, endoscopically implantable device to a submucosal pocket. The implantable device is a fully customized electronics package which was specifically designed for the purpose of experiments in the submucosa...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717362/treatment-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-failure-of-sorafenib-treatment-subsequent-or-additional-treatment-interventions-contribute-to-prolonged-survival-postprogression
#2
Masaaki Kondo, Kazushi Numata, Koji Hara, Akito Nozaki, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Makoto Chuma, Shin Maeda, Katsuaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a first-line treatment option for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients; however, survival predictors upon progression have not been well characterized. In the present study, we aimed to show the efficacy of multidisciplinary therapy for patients who had failed to respond to sorafenib treatment. METHODS: Among 146 BCLC stage B or C HCC patients treated with sorafenib monotherapy between July 2009 and August 2014, the first radiological progression according to the modified RECIST was identified in 71 patients; factors predicting overall survival (OS) and survival postprogression (SPP) were analyzed in these patients...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706536/the-videofluorographic-swallowing-study-in-rheumatologic-diseases-a-comprehensive-review
#3
REVIEW
Ambra Di Piazza, Federica Vernuccio, Massimo Costanzo, Laura Scopelliti, Dario Picone, Federico Midiri, Francesco Salvaggi, Francesco Cupido, Massimo Galia, Sergio Salerno, Antonio Lo Casto, Massimo Midiri, Giuseppe Lo Re, Roberto Lagalla
Autoimmune connective tissue diseases are a heterogeneous group of pathologies that affect about 10% of world population with chronic evolution in 20%-80%. Inflammation in autoimmune diseases may lead to serious damage to other organs including the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal tract involvement in these patients may also due to both a direct action of antibodies against organs and pharmacological therapies. Dysphagia is one of the most important symptom, and it is caused by failure of the swallowing function and may lead to aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, and airway obstruction...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706535/which-factors-are-important-for-successful-sentinel-node-navigation-surgery-in-gastric-cancer-patients-analysis-from-the-senorita-prospective-multicenter-feasibility-quality-control-trial
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Ji Yeong An, Jae Seok Min, Young Joon Lee, Sang Ho Jeong, Hoon Hur, Sang Uk Han, Woo Jin Hyung, Gyu Seok Cho, Gui Ae Jeong, Oh Jeong, Young Kyu Park, Mi Ran Jung, Ji Yeon Park, Young Woo Kim, Hong Man Yoon, Bang Wool Eom, Keun Won Ryu
BACKGROUND: We investigated the results of quality control study prior to phase III trial of sentinel lymph node navigation surgery (SNNS). METHODS: Data were reviewed from 108 patients enrolled in the feasibility study of laparoscopic sentinel basin dissection (SBD) in gastric cancer. Seven steps contain tracer injection at submucosa (step 1) and at four sites (step 2) by intraoperative esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), leakage of tracer (step 3), injection within 3 minutes (step 4), identification of at least one sentinel basin (SB) (step 5), evaluation of sentinel basin nodes (SBNs) by frozen biopsy (step 6), and identification of at least five SBNs at back table and frozen sections (step 7)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690639/laparoscopic-radical-cholecystectomy-for-primary-or-incidental-early-gallbladder-cancer-the-new-rules-governing-the-treatment-of-gallbladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Gaetano Piccolo, Guglielmo Niccolò Piozzi
AIM: To evaluate the technical feasibility and oncologic safety of laparoscopic radical cholecystectomy (LRC) for primary or incidental early gallbladder cancer (GBC) treatment. METHODS: Articles reporting LRC for GBC were reviewed from the first case reported in 2010 to 2015 (129 patients). 116 patients had a preoperative diagnosis of gallbladder cancer (primary GBC). 13 patients were incidental cases (IGBC) discovered during or after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690638/fat-soluble-vitamin-deficiency-in-pediatric-patients-with-biliary-atresia
#6
Rui Dong, Song Sun, Xiao-Zhou Liu, Zhen Shen, Gong Chen, Shan Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the levels of fat-soluble vitamins (FSVs) in pediatric patients with biliary atresia (BA) before and after the Kasai procedure. METHODS: Pediatric patients with obstructive jaundice were enrolled in this study. The FSV levels and liver function before, 2 weeks after, and 1, 3, and 6 months after the Kasai procedure were measured. RESULTS: FSV deficiency was more obvious in patients with BA than in patients with other cholestatic liver diseases, especially vitamin D deficiency...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690637/association-between-gastric-cancer-risk-and-serum-helicobacter-pylori-antibody-titers
#7
Mitsutaka Shuto, Toshio Fujioka, Osamu Matsunari, Kazuhisa Okamoto, Kazuhiro Mizukami, Tadayoshi Okimoto, Masaaki Kodama, Shigeru Takigami, Chuichi Seguchi, Yoshihito Nonaka, Ryugo Sato, Yoshio Yamaoka, Kazunari Murakami
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It is difficult to confirm the accurate cutoff value to diagnose Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection using commercial serology kits. It is reported that there were many cases with present/past infection that even the serum Hp-IgG antibody (HpAb) titers were below the cutoff value (e.g., 10 U/mL for E-Plate®), suggesting that we might overlook many gastric cancer (GC). We investigated an association between gastric cancer risk and serum Helicobacter pylori antibody titers...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680443/video-assisted-anal-fistula-treatment-pros-and-cons-of-this-minimally-invasive-method-for-treatment-of-perianal-fistulas
#8
Michal Romaniszyn, Piotr Walega
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to present results of a single-center, nonrandomized, prospective study of the video-assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT). METHODS: 68 consecutive patients with perianal fistulas were operated on using the VAAFT technique. 30 of the patients had simple fistulas, and 38 had complex fistulas. The mean follow-up time was 31 months. RESULTS: The overall healing rate was 54.41% (37 of the 68 patients healed with no recurrence during the follow-up period)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676822/the-best-anticoagulation-strategy-for-cirrhotic-patients-who-underwent-splenectomy-a-network-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Cheng Gong, Xian Qin, Jian Yang, Tao Guo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the best anticoagulation strategy for the patients who underwent splenectomy with cirrhosis through network meta-analysis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature in PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library database. We extracted data on incidence of Portal vein system thrombosis (PVST) from studies that compared various anticoagulation strategies for use with patients who underwent splenectomy with cirrhosis. Network meta-analysis was conducted in ADDIS by evaluating the different incidence of PVST...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659975/influence-of-dietary-factors-on-helicobacter-pylori-and-caga-seroprevalence-in-bulgaria
#10
Daniel Yordanov, Lyudmila Boyanova, Rumyana Markovska, Juliana Ilieva, Nikolay Andreev, Galina Gergova, Ivan Mitov
The aim of this study was to assess the association between some dietary factors and prevalence of H. pylori infection or strain virulence in 294 adult asymptomatic blood donors. Methods. Seroprevalence was evaluated using ELISA. Logistic regression was used. Results. Anti-H. pylori IgG prevalence was 72.4%, and CagA IgG seroprevalence was 49.3%. In the multivariate analyses, the frequent (>5 days per week) honey consumption was associated with both reduced H. pylori seroprevalence OR, 0.68 with 95% confidence interval (CI), 0...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659974/esophageal-cancer-metastases-to-unexpected-sites-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Osama Shaheen, Abdulaziz Ghibour, Bayan Alsaid
The most common pattern of esophageal cancer metastases (ECM) is to the lymph nodes, lung, liver, bones, adrenal glands, and brain. On the other hand, unexpected metastasis (UM) spread to uncommon sites has increasingly reported and consequently affected the pathway of diagnosis, staging, and management. Using the PubMed database, a systematic search of the following headings "Esophageal" and "Metastasis" or "Metastases" was performed, 10049 articles were identified, and the articles were included if they demonstrated unexpected ECM...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656047/multicenter-phase-2-study-about-the-safety-of-no-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-use-in-low-risk-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-carcinoma-ksweet-01-study
#12
Oh Jeong, Mi Ran Jung, Seong Yeob Ryu, Young-Kyu Park, Min Chan Kim, Ki Han Kim, Seung Wan Ryu, In Gyu Kwon, Young Gil Son
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown a lower risk of surgical site infections (SSI) after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy compared to open surgery. This is a phase 2 study aiming to determine the incidence of SSI after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy without using antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP). METHODS: cT1N0 gastric cancers that were subject to laparoscopic distal gastrectomy were enrolled. Based on the unacceptable SSI incidence of ≥12.5% and the target SSI incidence of ≤5%, 105 patients were enrolled with an α of 0...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656046/association-of-poor-differentiation-or-positive-vertical-margin-with-residual-disease-in-patients-with-subsequent-colectomy-after-complete-macroscopic-endoscopic-resection-of-early-colorectal-cancer
#13
Ki Ju Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Seong Woo Jeon, Sun Jin, Sang Won Lee
In the presence of unfavorable pathologic results after endoscopic resection of colorectal cancer, colectomy is routinely performed. We determined the risk factors for residual diseases in patients with colectomy after complete macroscopic endoscopic resection of early colorectal cancer. We identified consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic resection of early colorectal cancer and subsequently underwent colectomy, from January 2011 to December 2014. Clinicopathologic risk factors related to the residual disease were analyzed...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656045/difficult-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-and-trainees-predictors-and-results-in-an-academic-teaching-hospital
#14
Hussein M Atta, Ashraf A Mohamed, Alaa M Sewefy, Abdel-Fatah S Abdel-Fatah, Mohammed M Mohammed, Ahmed M Atiya
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the first laparoscopic procedures performed by surgical trainees. This study aims to determine preoperative and/or intraoperative predictors of difficult LC and to compare complications of LC performed by trainees with that performed by trained surgeons. A cohort of 180 consecutive patients with cholelithiasis who underwent LC was analyzed. We used univariate and binary logistic regression analyses to predict factors associated with difficult LC. We compared the rate of complications of LCs performed by trainees and that performed by trained surgeons using Pearson's chi-square test...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656044/pictograms-to-provide-a-better-understanding-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-in-chinese-subjects
#15
Wei Zhao, Hong Jin, Lili Zhang, Bin Wang, Fangyuan Sun, Huanli Jiao, Chao Sun, Bangmao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether pictograms could help people understand reflux symptoms. METHODS: Gastroenterologists (n = 28), non-GI physicians (n = 30), healthy people without medical education (n = 34), patients with gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) (n = 45), and general people (n = 100) were included. Pictograms denoting classic reflux symptoms (sour regurgitation, heartburn, retrosternal pain, and regurgitation) were created by the joint efforts of an artist and a gastroenterologist...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642788/comparison-between-intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-and-crohn-s-disease-in-characteristics-of-symptom-endoscopy-and-radiology
#16
Tianyu Zhang, Liwen Hong, Zhengting Wang, Rong Fan, Maochen Zhang, Yun Lin, Mengmeng Cheng, Xiaolin Zhou, Peijun Sun, Xiaoyi Lin, Jie Zhong
AIM: To evaluate different parameters in differentiating intestinal BD from CD. METHODS: The medical records of inpatients with intestinal BD and CD were retrospectively reviewed. The univariate value of different parameters was analyzed, respectively. A differentiation model was established by pooling all valuable parameters together. Diagnostic efficacy was evaluated, and a receiver operating curve (ROC) was plotted. RESULTS: Forty-two BD patients and ninety-seven CD patients were reviewed...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630623/strategies-for-preventing-endoscopic-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease-1-year-after-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Jin-Shan Feng, Jin-Yu Li, Xiu-Yan Chen, Zheng Yang, Shang-Hai Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess the benefits of different treatments that aim to prevent the endoscopic recurrence of Crohn's disease (CD) after ileal resection. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were searched from MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Database. All the included RCTs with an endoscopic recurrence outcome which was defined as Rutgeerts' score ≥ i2 have a duration of more than 1 year. The quality of the included RCTs was assessed by the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630622/bowel-ischemia-in-icu-patients-diagnostic-value-of-i-fabp-depends-on-the-interval-to-the-triggering-event
#18
Stefan Ludewig, Rami Jarbouh, Michael Ardelt, Henning Mothes, Falk Rauchfuß, René Fahrner, Jürgen Zanow, Utz Settmacher
BACKGROUND: Intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) has been shown to be of high diagnostic value in patients with acute mesenteric ischemia. Whether these results can be reproduced in critically ill patients on the ICU was to be investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: I-FABP was measured in serum and urine of 43 critically ill patients in ICU when mesenteric ischemia was suspected. Bowel ischemia was confirmed in 21 patients (group 1). 22 patients who survived at least seven days without confirmation of ischemia were assigned to group 2...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626474/status-and-prospects-of-robotic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-our-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#19
REVIEW
Sejin Lee, Taeil Son, Hyoung-Il Kim, Woo Jin Hyung
Since the first report of robotic gastrectomy, experienced laparoscopic surgeons have used surgical robots to treat gastric cancer and resolve problems associated with laparoscopic gastrectomy. However, compared with laparoscopic gastrectomy, the superiority of robotic procedures has not been clearly proven. There are several advantages to using robotic surgery for gastric cancer, such as reduced estimated blood loss during the operation, a shorter learning curve, and a larger number of examined lymph nodes than conventional laparoscopic gastrectomy...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626473/clinical-applicability-of-whole-exome-sequencing-exemplified-by-a-study-in-young-adults-with-the-advanced-cryptogenic-cholestatic-liver-diseases
#20
Maria Kulecka, Andrzej Habior, Agnieszka Paziewska, Krzysztof Goryca, Michalina Dąbrowska, Filip Ambrozkiewicz, Bożena Walewska-Zielecka, Andrzej Gabriel, Michal Mikula, Jerzy Ostrowski
BACKGROUND: The proper use of new medical tests in clinical practice requires the establishment of their value and range of diagnostic usefulness. While whole-exome sequencing (WES) has already entered the medical practice, recognizing its diagnostic usefulness in multifactorial diseases has not yet been achieved. AIMS: The objective of this study was to establish usability of WES in determining genetic background of chronic cholestatic liver disease (CLD) in young patients...
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