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Romano Schneider, Ioannis Lazaridis, Marko Kraljević, Christoph Beglinger, Bettina Wölnerhanssen, Ralph Peterli
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing use of bariatric surgery as the most effective treatment of morbid obesity, there is still no consensus on its preoperative diagnostic workup. The aim of this study was to identify the pathologies of the endoscopic and radiologic investigations before performing bariatric surgery and to evaluate their impact on the patient management. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 1225 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (n = 834) or sleeve gastrectomy (n = 391) at our institution...
January 12, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Laura C Plantinga, Raymond J Lynch, Rachel E Patzer, Stephen O Pastan, C Barrett Bowling
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Serious fall injuries in the setting of ESKD may be associated with poor access to kidney transplant. We explored the burden of serious fall injuries among patients on dialysis and patients on the deceased donor waitlist and the associations of these fall injuries with waitlisting and transplantation. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Our analytic cohorts for the outcomes of ( 1 ) waitlisting and ( 2 ) transplantation included United States adults ages 18-80 years old who ( 1 ) initiated dialysis ( n =183,047) and ( 2 ) were waitlisted for the first time ( n =37,752) in 2010-2013...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Reilly J Clark, Michael P Craig, Sangeeta Agrawal, Madhavi Kadakia
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a highly aggressive malignancy that develops from Barrett's esophagus (BE), an intestinal metaplasia of the distal esophagus. microRNAs (miRNAs), short non-coding regulatory RNAs, are frequently dysregulated in BE and are thought to play key roles in the onset of BE and its progression to EAC. miRNAs thus have potential diagnostic and prognostic value and are increasingly being used as cancer biomarkers. This review summarizes the current literature related to miRNAs that are dysregulated in BE within the context of Hedgehog, Notch, MAPK, NF kappa-B, Wnt and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) signaling which are thought to drive BE onset and progression...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
J Barrett-Lee, J Vatish, M Vazirian-Zadeh, P Waterland
Introduction Studies show that rates of blood transfusion associated with general surgical laparoscopy are low. Currently, there are no national guidelines in the UK regarding blood group and antibody screening (G&S) for patients undergoing emergency laparoscopy. The aim of this study was to assess whether using G&S before emergency laparoscopic general surgery routinely is worthwhile by identifying rates of perioperative transfusion. Methods Data were collected retrospectively on all emergency laparoscopic procedures at a single district general hospital between January 2014 and 31 December 2016...
February 27, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Bujiang Wang, Haojun Song, Haizhong Jiang, Yangbo Fu, Xiaoyun Ding, Chongchang Zhou
Background: The hypermethylation of APC gene is observed in various cancers, including esophageal cancer (EC). However, the association between APC methylation and the initiation and progression of EC is poorly understood. Purpose and methods: The current study systematically reviewed studies on abnormal methylation of APC in EC and quantitatively synthesized 18 studies by meta-analysis involving 1008 ECs, 570 Barrett's esophagus (BE), and 782 controls. Results: Our results showed higher methylation of APC in EC (OR = 23...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
E Upchurch, M Isabelle, Gavin Rhys Lloyd, C Kendall, H Barr
Introduction Cancer is responsible for an extraordinary burden of disease, affecting 90.5 million people worldwide in 2015. Outcomes for these patients are improved when the disease is diagnosed at an early, or even precancerous, stage. Raman spectroscopy is demonstrating results that show its ability to detect the molecular changes that are diagnostic of precancerous and cancerous tissue. This review highlights the new advances occurring in this domain. Areas Covered PubMed searches were undertaken to identify new research in the utilisation of Raman spectroscopy in cancer diagnostics...
February 12, 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Michael F Vaezi, David Katzka, Frank Zerbib
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The purpose of this review is to outline the recent developments in the field of extraesophageal reflux disease and provide clinically relevant recommendations. METHODS: The recommendations outlined in this review are based on expert opinion and on relevant publications from PubMed and EMbase. The Clinical Practice Updates Committee of the American Gastroenterological Association proposes the following recommendations: 1. The role of a gastroenterologist in patients referred for evaluation of suspected extra esophageal symptom is to assess for gastroesophageal etiologies that could contribute to the presenting symptoms...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Bruce M Rothschild
Surface defects have a central position in diagnosis of articular pathology. Recognizing the limitations of standard radiologic techniques and those imposed by positioning and averaging artifacts on CT evaluation, direct visualization of surface defects was pursued to identify disease characteristics that would facilitate interpretation of radiologic findings. Epi-illumination surface microscopy was utilized to examine macroscopically recognized articular surface defects in individuals in the Hamann-Todd, Terry, and Huntington human skeletal collections with previously verified diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, juvenile inflammatory arthritis (JIA), calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD), gout, metastatic cancer, multiple myeloma, septic arthritis, tuberculosis, fungal arthritis, histiocytosis and sickle cell anemia (Rothschild and Rothschild Clin Infect Dis 20(5):1402-1408, 1995; Rothschild et al...
February 4, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Christopher H Blevins, Jason S Egginton, Nilay D Shah, Michele L Johnson, Prasad G Iyer
GOALS: To determine patient preference for the Barrett esophagus (BE) screening techniques. BACKGROUND: Sedated esophagogastroduodenoscopy (sEGD) and unsedated transnasal endoscopy (uTNE) are both potential techniques for BE screening. However, systematic assessment of patient preference for these 2 techniques is lacking. As part of a comparative effectiveness randomized trial of BE screening modalities, we measured short-term patient preferences for the following approaches: in-clinic uTNE (huTNE), mobile-based uTNE (muTNE), and sEGD using a novel assessment instrument...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Pei-Ni Jone, Ruthanne Gould, Cindy Barrett, Adel K Younoszai, Brian Fonseca
Echocardiography is the primary diagnostic modality for congenital heart disease patients. The written report is used to communicate with the care team and organization is often divided into the body with detailed findings and the conclusions with important findings summarized. Strategies to increase workflow efficiency include batch writing of reports after performance of multiple echocardiograms and the use of report templates which may contribute to discrepancies within report leading to potential downstream medical errors...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
C Barrett Bowling, Rasheeda Hall, Anjali Khakharia, Harold A Franch, Laura C Plantinga
Background: Although older adults with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at higher risk for falls, the prognostic significance of a serious fall injury prior to dialysis initiation has not been well described in the end-stage renal disease population. Methods: We examined the association between a serious fall injury in the year prior to starting hemodialysis and adverse health outcomes in the year following dialysis initiation using a retrospective cohort study of U...
January 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
B B Nelson, C E Kawcak, M F Barrett, C W McIlwraith, M W Grinstaff, L R Goodrich
Articular cartilage is a critical joint tissue and its evaluation remains a diagnostic challenge in horses. Coupled with a poor capacity for healing, early degenerative changes in articular cartilage are difficult to characterise using routine diagnostic imaging evaluations. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) both provide volumetric joint assessment and highlight morphologic and quantitative properties of articular cartilage, improving assessment of this essential tissue. While the use of CT and MRI for joint evaluation is not new, there still remains a shortage of literature and scientific studies on the ability of these methods to evaluate articular cartilage in the horse...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
Tatiana Goretsky, Emily M Bradford, Qing Ye, Olivia F Lamping, Tomas Vanagunas, Mary Pat Moyer, Patrick C Keller, Preetika Sinh, Josep M Llovet, Tianyan Gao, Qing-Bai She, Linheng Li, Terrence A Barrett
Nuclear activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is required for cell proliferation in inflammation and cancer. Studies from our group indicate that β-catenin activation in colitis and colorectal cancer (CRC) correlates with increased nuclear levels of β-catenin phosphorylated at serine 552 (pβ-Cat552). Biochemical analysis of nuclear extracts from cancer biopsies revealed the existence of low molecular weight (LMW) pβ-Cat552, increased to the exclusion of full size (FS) forms of β-catenin. LMW β-catenin lacks both termini, leaving residues in the armadillo repeat intact...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
Caroline F Wright, Jeremy F McRae, Stephen Clayton, Giuseppe Gallone, Stuart Aitken, Tomas W FitzGerald, Philip Jones, Elena Prigmore, Diana Rajan, Jenny Lord, Alejandro Sifrim, Rosemary Kelsell, Michael J Parker, Jeffrey C Barrett, Matthew E Hurles, David R FitzPatrick, Helen V Firth
PurposeGiven the rapid pace of discovery in rare disease genomics, it is likely that improvements in diagnostic yield can be made by systematically reanalyzing previously generated genomic sequence data in light of new knowledge.MethodsWe tested this hypothesis in the United Kingdom-wide Deciphering Developmental Disorders study, where in 2014 we reported a diagnostic yield of 27% through whole-exome sequencing of 1,133 children with severe developmental disorders and their parents. We reanalyzed existing data using improved variant calling methodologies, novel variant detection algorithms, updated variant annotation, evidence-based filtering strategies, and newly discovered disease-associated genes...
January 11, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Luca F Valle, Matthew D Greer, Joanna H Shih, Tristan Barrett, Yan Mee Law, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Haytham Shebel, Akhil Muthigi, Daniel Su, Maria J Merino, Bradford J Wood, Peter A Pinto, Andra V Krauze, Aradhana Kaushal, Peter L Choyke, Barış Türkbey, Deborah E Citrin
PURPOSE: Prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) has utility in detecting post-radiotherapy local recurrence. We conducted a multireader study to evaluate the diagnostic performance of mpMRI for local recurrence after low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy. METHODS: A total of 19 patients with biochemical recurrence after LDR brachytherapy underwent 3T endorectal coil mpMRI with T2-weighted imaging, dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging (DCE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with pathologic confirmation...
January 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Katlyn Bostic, Rebecca M Lewis, Brianna Chai, Juliana L Manganella, Devon L Barrett, Kosuke Kawai, Margaret A Kenna, Derek J Stiles, Terrell Clark
OBJECTIVE: To determine if discussing cochlear implantation (CI) with patients with enlarged vestibular aqueducts (EVA) and their families before reaching audiological criteria for CI candidacy effects the length of time between reaching audiological candidacy and CI surgery, and to describe the universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) results and communication modality in this sample. PATIENTS: Forty-two patients (25 females) with confirmed EVA and cochlear implants...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
M J van der Wel, L C Duits, R E Pouw, C A Seldenrijk, G J A Offerhaus, M Visser, F J Ten Kate, K Biermann, L A A Brosens, M Doukas, C Huysentruyt, A Karrenbeld, G Kats-Ugurlu, J S van der Laan, G van Lijnschoten, F C P Moll, A H A G Ooms, H van der Valk, J G Tijssen, J J Bergman, S L Meijer
AIMS: Interobserver agreement for dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus (BO) is low and guidelines advise expert review of dysplastic cases. We assessed the added value of p53 immunohistochemistry (IHC) on the homogeneity within a group of dedicated gastro-intestinal (GI) pathologists. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty single hematoxylin & eosin (HE) slide referral BO cases (20 low-grade dysplasia (LGD); 20 high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and 20 non-dysplastic BO (NDBO) reference cases) were digitalised and independently assessed twice in a random order by 10 dedicated GI pathologists...
January 3, 2018: Histopathology
Yu Sherry Jiang, Timothy E Riedel, Jessica A Popoola, Barrett R Morrow, Sheng Cai, Andrew D Ellington, Sanchita Bhadra
Human fecal contamination of water is a public health risk. However, inadequate testing solutions frustrate timely, actionable monitoring. Bacterial culture-based methods are simple but typically cannot distinguish fecal host source. PCR assays can identify host sources but require expertise and infrastructure. To bridge this gap we have developed a field-ready nucleic acid diagnostic platform and rapid sample preparation methods that enable on-site identification of human fecal contamination within 80 min of sampling...
December 13, 2017: Water Research
Yi-Quan Xiong, Shu-Juan Ma, Hao-Yue Hu, Jing Ge, Li-Zhi Zhou, Shu-Ting Huo, Min Qiu, Qing Chen
AIMS: Barrett's esophagus (BE) predisposes to the development of esophageal neoplasia, including high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were performed to assess the accuracy of within-patient comparisons of narrow band imaging (NBI) and confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) for diagnosis of HGD/EAC in patients with BE. METHODS: The following databases were examined up to April 2016 without language restriction: PubMed, Embase, Medline, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library...
December 22, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Danielle M Greenawalt, Winnie S Liang, Sakina Saif, Justin Johnson, Petar Todorov, Austin Dulak, Daniel Enriquez, Rebecca Halperin, Ambar Ahmed, Vladislav Saveliev, John Carpten, David Craig, J Carl Barrett, Brian Dougherty, Michael Zinda, Stephen Fawell, Jonathan R Dry, Kate Byth
Current understanding of the mutation spectrum of relapsed/refractory (RR) tumors is limited. We performed whole exome sequencing (WES) on 47 diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tumors that persisted after R-CHOP treatment, 8 matched to primary biopsies. We compared genomic alterations from the RR cohort against two treatment-naïve DLBCL cohorts (n=112). While the overall number and types of mutations did not differ significantly, we identified frequency changes in DLBCL driver genes. The overall frequency of MYD88 mutant samples increased (12% to 19%), but we noted a decrease in p...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
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