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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911861/pyruvate-kinase-m2-pkm2-expression-correlates-with-prognosis-in-solid-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Haiyan Zhu, Hui Luo, Xuejie Zhu, Xiaoli Hu, Lihong Zheng, Xueqiong Zhu
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) is the key enzyme in the Warburg effect and plays a central role in cancer cell metabolic reprogramming. Recently, quite a few studies have investigated the correlation between PKM2 expression and prognosis in multiple cancer patients, but results were inconsistent. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to explore the prognostic value of PKM2 expression in patients with solid cancer. Here twenty-seven individual studies from 25 publications with a total of 4796 cases were included to explore the association between PKM2 and overall survival (OS) or disease-free survival (DFS)/ progression-free survival (PFS)/ recurrent-free survival (RFS) in subjects with solid cancer...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909899/obesity-and-risk-of-cancer-an-introductory-overview
#2
Tobias Pischon, Katharina Nimptsch
The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially in the past in almost all countries of the world, and a further increase is expected for the future. Besides the well-established effects on type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, there is convincing evidence today that obesity also increases the risk of several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer, postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, renal cell carcinoma, esophageal adenocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, and liver cancer. Obesity probably also increases the risk of ovarian cancer, advanced prostate cancer, gallbladder cancer, and gastric cardia cancer...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908924/excess-weight-as-a-risk-factor-common-to-many-cancer-sites-words-of-caution-when-interpreting-meta-analytic-evidence
#3
Melina Arnold, Andrew G Renehan, Graham A Colditz
For over a decade, excess body weight, commonly categorized as overweight (body mass index, BMI: 25.0 to 29.9 kg/m2) and obesity (BMI: ≥ 30 kg/m2) has been an established incidence risk factor for several adult cancers (1). For 2012, the burden of disease attributed to elevated BMI was estimated as nearly half-million new cancers worldwide, making this the third highest ranked cancer risk factor globally after smoking and infections (ranked second in most western populations) and an important public health problem (2, 3)...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904310/laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-patients-with-history-of-gastrectomy
#4
Ming-Jie Zhang, Qiang Yan, Guo-Lei Zhang, Si-Yu Zhou, Wen-Bin Yuan, Hua-Ping Shen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with previous gastrectomy have an increased incidence of gallstones and gallbladder morbidity requiring surgery. We investigated the possible risk factors that contribute to severe gallbladder disease in patients with previous gastrectomy and the role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in the treatment of these patients. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed a database of patients who underwent LC in our hospital during the period January 1, 2010, through May 1, 2015...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898351/a-case-report-of-small-bowel-obstruction-secondary-to-congenital-peritoneal-band-in-adult
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Yahmadi Abdelwahed, Rebii Saber, Ben Ismail Imen, Zenaidi Hakim, Zoghlami Ayoub
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is common in adult surgical procedures, mainly due to postoperative adhesions. Acute SBO in adults without history of abdominal surgery, trauma or clinical hernia is less common and has various etiologies. Congenital band is an extremely rare cause. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. He had no history of abdominal surgery or any other medical problems...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864927/indications-for-major-hepatectomy-and-combined-procedures-for-advanced-gallbladder-cancer
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Y Yamamoto, T Sugiura, R Ashida, Y Okamura, T Ito, K Uesaka
BACKGROUND: The clinical impact of major hepatectomy for advanced gallbladder cancer is currently unclear. METHODS: Patients who underwent resection for stage II, III or IV gallbladder cancer were enrolled. The surgical outcomes of patients who underwent major hepatectomy were compared with those of patients treated with minor hepatectomy and those with unresectable gallbladder cancer. The clinical impact of major hepatectomy and combined advanced procedures such as portal vein resection or pancreatoduodenectomy for advanced gallbladder cancer were evaluated...
November 16, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864724/cosmesis-patient-satisfaction-and-quality-of-life-after-da-vinci-single-site-cholecystectomy-and-multiport-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-short-term-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Omar Yusef Kudsi, Andres Castellanos, Srinivas Kaza, Justin McCarty, Eugene Dickens, David Martin, Frederick M Tiesenga, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, Petros Hirides, Shilpa Mehendale, Anthony Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy evolved from the traditional multiport laparoscopic technique. Prior trials have demonstrated improved cosmesis with the single-incision technique. Robotic single-site surgery minimizes the technical difficulties associated with laparoscopic single-incision approach. This is the first prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing robotic single-site cholecystectomy (RSSC) and multiport laparoscopic cholecystectomy (MPLC) in terms of cosmesis and patient satisfaction...
November 18, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861766/role-of-staging-laparoscopy-in-the-stratification-of-patients-with-perihilar-cholangiocarcinoma
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N Bird, M Elmasry, R Jones, M Elniel, M Kelly, D Palmer, S Fenwick, G Poston, H Malik
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare cancer with a poor prognosis. Radical surgical resection is the only option for curative treatment. Optimal determination of resectability is required so that patients can be stratified into operative or chemotherapeutic treatment cohorts in an accurate and time-efficient manner. Staging laparoscopy is utilized to determine the presence of radiologically occult disease that would preclude further surgical treatment. The aim of this study was to analyse the utility of staging laparoscopy in a contemporary cohort of patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma...
November 8, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860142/single-incision-robotic-cholecystectomy-a-special-emphasis-on-utilization-of-transparent-glove-ports-to-overcome-limitations-of-single-site-port
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Hongeun Lee, Doo-Ho Lee, Hongbeom Kim, Youngmin Han, Sun-Whe Kim, Jin-Young Jang
BACKGROUND: The current robotic platform overcomes some limitations of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC), however, whether robotic surgery is a safe and feasible approach must be investigated. METHODS: Patients referred for elective surgery willing to undergo single-incision robotic cholecystectomy (SIRC) by consent were enrolled. All procedures were performed by the same team using the same surgical equipment. RESULTS: Thirty patients underwent SIRC...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859423/from-obesity-to-cancer-a-review-on-proposed-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Zoya Tahergorabi, Majid Khazaei, Mitra Moodi, Elham Chamani
Nowadays, obesity is considered as a serious and growing global health problem. It is documented that the overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a series of noncommunicable diseases, and in recent years, the obesity-cancer link has received much attention. Numerous epidemiological studies have shown that obesity is associated with increased risk of several cancer types, including colon, breast, endometrium, liver, kidney, esophagus, gastric, pancreatic, gallbladder, and leukemia, and can also lead to poorer treatment...
November 9, 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858902/accessory-gallbladder-in-an-intrahepatic-location-mimicking-a-cystic-tumor-of-the-liver-a-case-report
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Ji-Hye Won, Seo-Youn Choi, Hae Kyung Lee, Boem Ha Yi, Min Hee Lee, Min Jung Jung
BACKGROUND: Double gallbladder (GB) is a rare congenital anomaly of the biliary system characterized by the presence of an accessory GB. CLINICAL FINDINGS: A 38-year-old female presented with a history of right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain. Computed tomography (CT) showed a lobulated cystic mass involving the center portion of liver. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) additionally revealed a tubular structure of T2 bright signal intensity (SI), which connected the cystic lesion of the liver to the bile duct...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855456/-gallstones-causes-and-consequences
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Katharina C Grotemeyer, Frank Lammert
Gallstones and their complications are one of most frequent gastroenterological diseases leading to hospital admission in Europe. Cholesterol stones are the most common; except of few patients there is a direct link to lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes and insufficient physical activity represent the major risk factors. Abdominal ultrasound is the gold standard for detection of gallstones. ERCP is indicated only in the therapeutic setting. In case of symptomatic gallbladder stones as well as bile duct stones, cholecystectomy is necessary...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849649/a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-gemcitabine-capecitabine-and-bevacizumab-for-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-biliary-tract-cancer
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Renuka V Iyer, Venkata K Pokuri, Adrienne Groman, Wen W Ma, Usha Malhotra, Dan M Iancu, Catherine Grande, Tanios B Saab
OBJECTIVES: Vascular endothelial growth factor overexpression, seen in 42% to 76% of biliary tract cancers (BTCs), correlates with poor survival. We explored the safety/efficacy and potential biomarkers for bevacizumab in combination with gemcitabine-capecitabine in advanced BTCs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Inoperable stage III/IV BTC patients in our prospective study were given 1000 mg/m of gemcitabine (on days 1, 8), 650 mg/m of capecitabine (on days 1 to 14), and 15 mg/kg of bevacizumab (on day 1) in 21-day cycles...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847795/single-center-experiences-of-needle-scopic-grasper-assisted-single-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-gallbladder-benign-disease-comparison-with-conventional-3-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Tae-Seok Kim, Kee-Hwan Kim, Chang-Hyeok An, Jeong-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: Single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) has some technical problems. Our group has performed needlescopic grasper assisted SILC (nSILC) to overcome these problems. In this study, we introduce our technique and evaluate the safety and feasibility of this technique compared with the conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC). METHODS: The medical records of 485 patients who received nSILC and CLC were reviewed retrospectively. Surgical outcomes including operative time, hospital stay, postoperative pain and perioperative complication were compared between the 2 techniques...
November 2016: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843969/gemcitabine-and-cisplatin-induced-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Rohit Santosh Kabre, Krishna Marotirao Kamble
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a recently described, scarcely documented clinical entity. PRES is caused by various factors, the most common being hypertension, followed by nonhypertensive causes such as renal diseases and immunosuppressive therapy. Recently, some cases have been reported about the association of increased use of cytotoxic and immunosuppressive agents in cancer patients, and relevant reports have increased with advances in radiological examinations. Here, we report a case of gallbladder cancer with liver metastasis undergoing gemcitabine- and cisplatin-based chemotherapy who presented with complaints of seizures, headache, and bilateral lower limb weakness...
October 2016: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832205/gallstones-a-worldwide-multifaceted-disease-and-its-correlations-with-gallbladder-carcinoma
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Raj Kumar Sharma, Kanchan Sonkar, Neeraj Sinha, Pradeep Rebala, Ahmad Ebrah Albani, Anu Behari, Duvvuri Nageshwar Reddy, Alvina Farooqui, Vinay Kumar Kapoor
BACKGROUND: Gallstones (GS) associated diseases are among the most recurrent and frequent diseases delineated in India and United Arab Emirates. Several reports suggest that the association of GS with gallbladder cancer (GBC) is very high in Northern part of India; however, its occurrence in UAE and Southern part of India is notably low. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to perform compositional analysis of GS in three different geographical areas by Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Fourier Transformed Infrared spectroscopy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830040/incidental-non-benign-gallbladder-histopathology-after-cholecystectomy-in-an-united-kingdom-population-need-for-routine-histological-analysis
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Krashna Patel, Khaled Dajani, Satheesh Iype, Nikolaos A Chatzizacharias, Saranya Vickramarajah, Prateush Singh, Susan Davies, Rebecca Brais, Siong S Liau, Simon Harper, Asif Jah, Raaj K Praseedom, Emmanuel L Huguet
AIM: To analyse the range of histopathology detected in the largest published United Kingdom series of cholecystectomy specimens and to evaluate the rational for selective histopathological analysis. METHODS: Incidental gallbladder malignancy is rare in the United Kingdom with recent literature supporting selective histological assessment of gallbladders after routine cholecystectomy. All cholecystectomy gallbladder specimens examined by the histopathology department at our hospital during a five year period between March 2008 and March 2013 were retrospectively analysed...
October 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829280/gallbladder-cancer-south-american-experience
#18
Gerardo F Arroyo, Alberto Gentile, Luis A Parada
Large differences in terms of incidence and mortality due to gallbladder cancer (GBC) have been reported worldwide. Moreover, it seems that GBC has unique characteristics in South America. We surveyed the literature looking for information about the epidemiology, basic and translational research, and clinical trials performed in South America in order to critically analyze the magnitude of this health problem in the region. Compared to other geographic areas, age-standardized mortality rates (ASMR) for GBC in women are very high, particularly in many western areas of South America...
October 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829277/surgical-management-of-biliary-tract-cancers
#19
Mark Fairweather, Vinod P Balachandran, Michael I D'Angelica
Biliary tract cancers (BTC) are aggressive gastrointestinal malignancies that are associated with a poor prognosis. This rare group of tumors includes cancers of the gallbladder, intrahepatic, and extrahepatic biliary tree. Chronic inflammatory processes such as cholelithiasis and chronic bacterial infection of the biliary system remain the most common underlying risk factor although most cases occur sporadically. The majority of patients present with advanced disease accompanied by nonspecific symptoms, making BTCs a therapeutic challenge for clinicians...
October 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823638/molecular-characteristics-of-biliary-tract-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Davendra P S Sohal, Shiva Shrotriya, Mohamed Abazeed, Michael Cruise, Alok Khorana
Biliary tract cancers (intrahepatic, perihilar and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and gallbladder and cystic duct cancers) are uncommon but highly lethal malignancies. Clinical presentation is often late, precluding curative surgical resection in most cases. For advanced disease, therapeutic options are limited to systemic chemotherapy, with suboptimal outcomes. An understanding of the molecular characteristics of biliary tract cancers may allow the clinical development of therapies targeting actionable alterations with the ultimate goal of improving clinical outcomes...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
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