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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915811/strategies-for-the-quality-assessment-of-the-health-care-service-providers-in-the-treatment-of-gastric-cancer-in-colombia
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María Del Pilar Villamil, David Barrera, Nubia Velasco, Oscar Bernal, Esteban Fajardo, Carlos Urango, Sebastian Buitrago
BACKGROUND: While, at its inception in 1993, the health care system in Colombia was publicized as a paradigm to be copied across the developing world, numerous problems in its implementation have led to, what is now, an inefficient and crisis-ridden health system. Furthermore, as a result of inappropriate tools to measure the quality of the health service providers, several corruption scandals have arisen in the country. This study attempts to tackle this situation by proposing a strategy for the quality assessment of the health service providers (Entidades Promotoras de Salud, EPS) in the Colombian health system...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914998/clinicopathological-characteristics-of-distant-metastases-of-adenocarcinoma-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-urothelial-carcinoma-an-autopsy-study-of-older-japanese-patients
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Yoko Matsuda, Atsuko Seki, Keisuke Nonaka, Mototsune Kakizaki, Tan Wang, Junko Aida, Naoshi Ishikawa, Yuta Nakano, Daita Kaneda, Tadayuki Takata, Junko Takahashi-Fujigasaki, Shigeo Murayama, Kaiyo Takubo, Toshiyuki Ishiwata, Motoji Sawabe, Tomio Arai
AIM: We aimed to clarify the characteristics of malignancies in older adults focusing on distant metastasis in the whole body. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 7710 cases of autopsies (4011 men, 3699 women, median age of 80 years), and analyzed the characteristics of metastasis of adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma in each organ. RESULTS: The total number of cases with adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or urothelial carcinoma was 2856, and most of them were adenocarcinomas...
September 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913158/dosimetry-and-first-human-experience-with-89-zr-panitumumab
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Liza Lindenberg, Stephen Adler, Ismail B Turkbey, Francesca Mertan, Anita Ton, Khanh Do, Shivaani Kummar, Esther Mena Gonzalez, Sibaprasad Bhattacharyya, Paula M Jacobs, Peter Choyke
(89)Zr-panitumumab is a novel immuno-PET radiotracer. A fully humanized IgG2 antibody, panitumumab binds with high affinity to the extracellular ligand binding domain of EGFR. Immuno-PET with radiolabeled panitumumab is a non-invasive method that could characterize EGFR expression in tumors and metastatic lesions. It might also assist in selecting patients likely to benefit from targeted therapy as well as monitor response and drug biodistribution for dosing guidance. Our objective was to calculate the maximum dosing for effective imaging with minimal radiation exposure in a small subset...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912897/genomic-analysis-of-tumor-microenvironment-immune-types-across-14-solid-cancer-types-immunotherapeutic-implications
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Yu-Pei Chen, Yu Zhang, Jia-Wei Lv, Ying-Qin Li, Ya-Qin Wang, Qing-Mei He, Xiao-Jing Yang, Ying Sun, Yan-Ping Mao, Jing-Ping Yun, Na Liu, Jun Ma
We performed a comprehensive immuno-genomic analysis of tumor microenvironment immune types (TMITs), which is classified into four groups based on PD-L1+CD8A or PD-L1+cytolytic activity (CYT) expression, across a broad spectrum of solid tumors in order to help identify patients who will benefit from anti- PD-1/PD-L1 therapy. The mRNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) of 14 solid cancer types representing 6,685 tumor samples was analyzed. TMIT was classified only for those tumor types that both PD-L1 and CD8A/CYT could prefict mutation and/or neoantigen number...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912586/three-dimensional-combined-biomarkers-assay-could-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-for-gastric-cancer
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Liping Sun, Huakang Tu, Tiejun Chen, Quan Yuan, Jingwei Liu, Nannan Dong, Yuan Yuan
So far, stomach-specific biomarkers, gastric cancer(GC)-related environmental factors, and cancer-associated biomarkers are three major classes of serological biomarkers with GC warning potential, joint detection of which is expected to increase the diagnosis efficiency. We investigated whether the combination of serum pepsinogens(PGs), IgG anti-Helicobacter pylori (HpAb), and osteopontin (OPN) can be used as a panel for GC diagnose. Serum was collected from 365 GC patients and 729 healthy individuals,furtherly 332 cases and 332 age- and sex-matched controls were selected for the matched analysis...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912412/-a-case-of-advanced-neuroendocrine-cell-carcinoma-of-the-stomach-treated-with-s-1-and-cisplatin-chemotherapy
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Mikiko Sakuraya, Yoshimasa Shimizu, Nobuo Tachikawa, Hitoshi Hara, Masaki Ohashi, Tomoo Shatari, Masao Hori
A 69-year-old man presented to our hospital because of epigastric pain. A type 2 lesion was seen in the lesser curvature of the antrum of the stomach. A moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma(human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative) was diagnosed by biopsy. Abdominal computed tomography showed a mass shadow 52mm in diameter in the pyloric region invading the surrounding organs, but no evidence of distant metastasis. Chemotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin(SP therapy)was initiated because of a diagnosis of locally advanced gastric cancer...
September 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912017/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-increased-in-human-gastric-pre-neoplasia-promotes-inflammation-and-metaplasia-in-mice-and-is-associated-with-type-ii-hypersensitivity-autoimmunity
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Mohamad El-Zaatari, Adam J Bass, Reanne Bowlby, Min Zhang, Li-Jyun Syu, Yitian Yang, Helmut Grasberger, Andrew Shreiner, Bei Tan, Shrinivas Bishu, Wai K Leung, Andrea Todisco, Nobuhiko Kamada, Marilia Cascalho, Andrzej A Dlugosz, John Y Kao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic gastrointestinal inflammation increases the risk of cancer by mechanisms that are not well understood. Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) is a heme-binding enzyme that regulates the immune response via catabolization and regulation of tryptophan availability for immune cell uptake. IDO1 expression is increased during the transition from chronic inflammation to gastric metaplasia. We investigated whether IDO1 contributes to the inflammatory response that mediates loss of parietal cells leading to metaplasia...
September 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911091/a-phase-iii-trial-comparing-oral-s-1-cisplatin-and-intravenous-5-fluorouracil-cisplatin-in-patients-with-untreated-diffuse-gastric-cancer
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J A Ajani, M Abramov, I Bondarenko, Y Shparyk, V Gorbunova, A Hontsa, N Otchenash, M Alsina, S Lazarev, J Feliu, A Elme, V Esko, K Abdalla, U Verma, F Benedetti, T Aoyama, H Mizuguchi, L Makris, G Rosati
Background: The effect of histology-based treatment regimen on diffuse gastric adenocarcinoma has not been evaluated in clinical trials. This international phase III trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of S-1 (a contemporary oral fluoropyrimidine)/cisplatin versus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin in chemotherapy-naïve patients with diffuse-type adenocarcinoma involving the gastroesophageal junction or stomach. Patients and methods: Eligibility criteria included untreated, measurable, advanced diffuse adenocarcinoma confirmed by central pathology and performance status of 0-1...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911064/cancer-mortality-predictions-for-2017-in-latin-america
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G Carioli, C La Vecchia, P Bertuccio, T Rodriguez, F Levi, P Boffetta, E Negri, M Malvezzi
Background: From most recent available data, we predicted cancer mortality statistics in selected Latin American countries for the year 2017, with focus on lung cancer. Materials and methods: We obtained death certification data from the World Health Organization and population data from the Pan American Health Organization database for all neoplasms and selected cancer sites. We derived figures for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910706/pharmacokinetics-and-tissue-distribution-of-five-major-triterpenoids-after-oral-administration-of-rhizoma-alismatis-extract-to-rats-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Wen Xu, Xiaoyan Li, Na Lin, Xue Zhang, Xiaoqiang Huang, Tingting Wu, Yanni Tai, Shuyun Chen, Chieh-Hsi Wu, Mingqing Huang, Shuisheng Wu
Rhizoma Alismatis (RA) was wildly used for treatment of dysuria, pyelonephritis, hyperlipidemia, enteritis diarrhea, diabetes, inflammation, and cancer. Triterpenoids are the major active components of RA, and its extract is mainly composed of alisol A (ALA), alisol B (ALB), alisol C 23-acetate (ALC-23A), alisol A 24-acetate (ALA-24A), and alisol B 23-acetate (ALB-23A). In this study, a simple, reliable, and sensitive ultra high-performance liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was created and validated for the quantification of the five major triterpenoids in rat plasma and various tissues biosamples (including intestine, stomach, liver, kidney, fat, muscle, brain, heart, lung, spleen, and testes)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902909/the-cytoprotective-protein-clusterin-is-overexpressed-in-hypergastrinemic-rodent-models-of-oxyntic-preneoplasia-and-promotes-gastric-cancer-cell-survival
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Pål Vange, Torunn Bruland, Berit Doseth, Reidar Fossmark, Mirta M L Sousa, Vidar Beisvag, Øystein Sørdal, Gunnar Qvigstad, Helge L Waldum, Arne K Sandvik, Ingunn Bakke
The cytoprotective protein clusterin is often dysregulated during tumorigenesis, and in the stomach, upregulation of clusterin marks emergence of the oxyntic atrophy (loss of acid-producing parietal cells)-associated spasmolytic polypeptide-expressing metaplasia (SPEM). The hormone gastrin is important for normal function and maturation of the gastric oxyntic mucosa and hypergastrinemia might be involved in gastric carcinogenesis. Gastrin induces expression of clusterin in adenocarcinoma cells. In the present study, we examined the expression patterns and gastrin-mediated regulation of clusterin in gastric tissue from: humans; rats treated with proton pump (H+/K+-ATPase) inhibitors and/or a gastrin receptor (CCK2R) antagonist; H+/K+-ATPase β-subunit knockout (H/K-β KO) mice; and Mongolian gerbils infected with Helicobacter pylori and given a CCK2R antagonist...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900995/-association-between-genetic-polymorphisms-and-variation-of-imatinib-pharmacokinetics-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Haibo Qiu, Wei Zhuang, Xueding Wang, Min Huang, Zhiwei Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of metabolic enzymes polymorphisms on variations of imatinib (IM) pharmacokinetics in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) patients. METHODS: Clinical data of 118 Chinese GIST patients receiving 400 mg/d IM at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center between 2014 and 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. The plasma concentration of imatinib mesylate(IM) and its main metabolic N-demethyl imatinib (NDI) were determined by LC-MS/MS...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900993/-comparison-of-modified-nih-and-afip-risk-stratification-criteria-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Tao Chen, Haibo Qiou, Xingyu Feng, Peng Zhang, Liangying Ye, Yanfeng Hu, Hao Liu, Jiang Yu, Kaixiong Tao, Yong Li, Zhiwei Zhou, Guoxin Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the value of Modified NIH criteria and AFIP criteria for the risk classification of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of 539 patients diagnosed as primary GIST with or without irregular tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the Nanfang Hospital(n=143), Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (n=138), Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital (n=102) and Wuhan Union Hospital (n=156) from January 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899423/comparative-study-on-alkaloids-and-their-anti-proliferative-activities-from-three-zanthoxylum-species
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Yongqiang Tian, Chunyun Zhang, Mingquan Guo
BACKGROUND: Alkaloids have been considered as the most promising bioactive ingredients in plant species from the genus Zanthoxylum. This study reports on the compositions and contents of the Zanthoxylum alkaloids (ZAs) from three Zanthoxylum species, and their potential anti-proliferation activities. METHODS: An HPLC-UV/ESI-MS/MS method was established and employed to analyze the alkaloids in different Zanthoxylum extracts. The common and unique peaks and their relative contents were summarized and compared to evaluate the similarity and dissimilarity of the three Zanthoxylum species...
September 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898233/estimating-the-impact-of-a-cancer-diagnosis-on-life-expectancy-by-socio-economic-group-for-a-range-of-cancer-types-in-england
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Elisavet Syriopoulou, Hannah Bower, Therese M-L Andersson, Paul C Lambert, Mark J Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Differences in cancer survival exist across socio-economic groups for many cancer types. Standard metrics fail to show the overall impact for patients and the population. METHODS: The available data consist of a population of ∼2.5 million patients and include all patients recorded as being diagnosed with melanoma, prostate, bladder, breast, colon, rectum, lung, ovarian and stomach cancers in England between 1998 and 2013. We estimated the average loss in expectation of life per patient in years and the proportion of life lost for a range of cancer types, separately by deprivation group...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890816/epidemiological-profile-of-gastric-cancer-in-the-northwestern-region-of-algeria-about-116-cases
#16
Safia Fehim, Racheda Bouhaous, Mustapha Diaf, Amine Mokhtar Drici, Meghit Boumediene Khaled
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) remains a public health issue despite the global incidence decrease over the last decades. GC is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and stills of poor prognosis due to its late detection. The overall objective of our study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical, and histopathological aspects of stomach cancer. However, the specific purpose was to determine the gastric precancerous lesions among patients with histologically confirmed GC admitted at the gastroenterology department of the University Hospital of Sidi-Bel-Abbes city, Algeria...
August 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886325/nullification-of-aspirin-induced-gastrotoxicity-and-hepatotoxicity-by-prior-administration-of-wheat-germ-oil-in-mus-musculus-histopathological-ultrastructural-and-molecular-studies
#17
H R H Mohamed, S R Hamad
Aspirin (salicylic acetyl acid) is used worldwide to treat various inflammatory conditions and prevent cardiovascular disease, along with reducing the risk of cancer. However, administration of aspirin causes toxic effects, especially in the stomach and liver. Thus, our study examined the protective effect of wheat germ oil on aspirin-induced toxicity in the stomach and liver tissues of albino white mice. Administration of wheat germ oil before aspirin has restored normal hepatic and gastric tissue architecture and DNA integrity has become better than that of a negative health control group compared with the aspirin only treated group...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885329/simultaneous-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-multiple-early-gastric-cancers-in-a-low-volume-center
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Zhao-Sheng Chen, Xi-Feng Jin, Hong-Lei Wu, Jian-Qiang Guo
The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of simultaneous endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for multiple early gastric cancers.A total of 70 solitary early gastric cancers from 70 patients and 20 multiple early gastric cancers from 10 patients were included in this retrospective study. The curative resection rate, en bloc resection rate, procedure-related complications, and local recurrence were compared between the 2 groups.There was no statistical difference in the rate of complete resection, en bloc resection, and curative resection between the 2 groups (P > ...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883281/novel-mechanism-of-immune-evasion-in-cancer-via-structural-variations-of-the-pd-l1-gene
#19
Seishi Ogawa
Cancer cells are thought to circumvent immune surveillance through PD-1/PD-L1 signaling. However, the genetic basis for PD-L1-PD-L1-mediated immune escape has not been completely understood, with the exception of elevated PD-L1 expression by gene amplification and the utilization of an ectopic promoter by translocation. Recently, we demonstrated a unique genetic mechanism of immune escape caused by structural variations (SVs) commonly disrupting the 3' part of the PD-L1 gene. These SVs invariably cause a marked elevation of aberrant PD-L1 transcripts that are stabilized by truncation of the 3'-untranslated region (UTR), and thereby widely affect multiple common cancer types, including adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (27%), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (8%), and adenocarcinoma of the stomach (2%)...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881892/influence-of-esophagectomy-on-the-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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D Kim, Y W Min, J G Park, H Lee, B-H Min, J H Lee, P-L Rhee, J J Kim, J I Zo
This study aims to assess the influence of esophagectomy with gastric transposition on the gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastric acidity in patients with esophageal cancer. Data on 53 esophageal cancer patients who underwent 24-hour impedance-pH monitoring after esophagectomy were retrospectively analyzed. We used a solid-state esophageal pH probe in which the esophageal pH sensor is placed 1.5 cm distal to the upper esophageal sphincter and the gastric pH sensor is located 15 cm distal to the esophageal pH channel...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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