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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815078/surgical-anatomy-of-the-omental-bursa-and-the-stomach-based-on-a-minimally-invasive-approach-different-approaches-and-technical-steps-to-resection-and-lymphadenectomy
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Hylke J F Brenkman, Nicole I van der Wielen, Jelle P Ruurda, Maarten S van Leeuwen, Joris J G Scheepers, Donald L van der Peet, Richard van Hillegersberg, Ronald L A W Bleys, Miguel A Cuesta
BACKGROUND: It is imperative for surgeons to have a proper knowledge of the omental bursa in order to perform an adequate dissection during minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This study aimed to describe (1) the various approaches which can be used to enter the bursa and to perform a complete lymphadenectomy, (2) the boundaries and anatomical landmarks of the omental bursa as seen during MIS, and (3) whether a bursectomy should be performed for oncological reasons in upper GI cancer...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810606/aspergillus-niger-bloodstream-infection-in-gastric-cancer-after-common-hepatic-artery-embolization-a-case-report
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Li Lin, Chuan-Hua Zhao, Xiu-Yun Yin, Yu-Ling Chen, Hong-Yan Zhai, Chun-Wei Xu, Yan Wang, Fei-Jiao Ge, Jian-Ming Xu
The present case study reported on a 62-year-old male patient with gastric cancer-associated Aspergillus (A.) niger bloodstream infection. The patient presented with massive hemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract 3 months after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Conservative treatment consisting of blood transfusion to supplement blood volume loss was ineffective. Digital subtraction angiography indicated gastroduodenal artery bleeding. The first attempt of performing arterial embolization using gelatin sponges failed, while the second attempt of performing common hepatic artery embolization using gelatin sponges and micro-coil springs stopped the bleeding...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809030/the-feather-model-for-chemo-and-radiation-therapy-induced-tissue-damage
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Zhicao Yue, Benhua Xu
Chemo- and radiation therapy are the main modalities for cancer treatment. A major limiting factor is their toxicity to normal tissue, thus reducing the dose and duration of the therapy. The hair follicle, gastrointestinal tract, and hematopoietic system are among the target organs that often show side effects in cancer therapy . Although these organs are highly mitotic in common, the molecular mechanism of the damage remains unclear. The feather follicle is a fast-growing mini-organ, which allows observation and manipulation on each follicle individually...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808875/ssat-state-of-the-art-conference-current-surgical-management-of-gastric-tumors
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Jeffrey A Norton, Teresa Kim, Joseph Kim, Martin D McCarter, Kaitlyn J Kelly, Joyce Wong, Jason K Sicklick
INTRODUCTION: The current era of gastric surgery is marked by low morbidity and mortality rates, innovative strategies to approach resections with a minimally invasive fashion or hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), as well as improved understanding of the biology of sporadic and hereditary stromal, neuroendocrine, and epithelial malignancies. METHODS: In 2017, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract convened a State-of-the-Art Conference on Current Surgical Management of Gastric Tumors with both international experts and emerging leaders in the field of gastric surgery...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807841/racial-disparity-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-risk
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Hassan Ashktorab, Sonia S Kupfer, Hassan Brim, John M Carethers
Cancer from the gastrointestinal tract and its associated excretory organs will occur in over 300,000 Americans in 2017, with colorectal cancer responsible for over forty percent of that burden; there will be over 150,000 deaths from this group of cancers in the same time period. Disparities among subgroups related to these cancers' incidence and mortality exist. The epidemiology and risk factors associated with each cancer bear out differences for racial groups in the United States. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is more frequent in Non-Hispanic Whites, whereas esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with risk factors of tobacco and alcohol is more frequent among Blacks...
August 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803866/pericarditis-caused-by-campylobacter-fetus-subspecies-fetus-associated-with-ingestion-of-raw-beef-liver
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Yoshihiko Kiyasu, Daiki Akiyama, Yoko Kurihara, Hiroshi Koganemaru, Shigemi Hitomi
Campylobacter fetus is an organism residing primarily in the gastrointestinal tracts of cattle and sheep and transmitting to humans through ingestion of contaminated food products or surface water. The organism has caused various extraintestinal infections but, to date, purulent pericarditis due to the organism has rarely been described. We report a case of purulent pericarditis due to C. fetus subsp. fetus, occurring in a patient having several predisposing conditions, including receiving hemodialysis therapy, recent surgery for cecal cancer, and administration of esomeprazole...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797248/the-role-of-bariatric-surgery-to-treat-diabetes-current-challenges-and-perspectives
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Chrysi Koliaki, Stavros Liatis, Carel W le Roux, Alexander Kokkinos
Bariatric surgery is emerging as a powerful weapon against severe obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Given its role in metabolic regulation, the gastrointestinal tract constitutes a meaningful target to treat T2DM, especially in light of accumulating evidence that surgery with gastrointestinal manipulations may result in T2DM remission (metabolic surgery). The major mechanisms mediating the weight loss-independent effects of bariatric surgery comprise effects on tissue-specific insulin sensitivity, β-cell function and incretin responses, changes in bile acid composition and flow, modifications of gut microbiota, intestinal glucose metabolism and increased brown adipose tissue metabolic activity...
August 10, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795875/animal-models-for-studying-epithelial-barriers-in-neonatal-necrotizing-enterocolitis-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-colorectal-cancer
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Tiaosi Xing, Rolando Camacho Salazar, Yan-Hua Chen
The intestinal epithelial cells line the luminal surface of the entire gastrointestinal tract which is crucial for the absorption of nutrients and prevention of pathogens entering from the external environment. The epithelial barrier plays an important role in organ development, disease pathogenesis, and aging. The major component of an epithelial barrier is the single columnar epithelium and tight junctions. Tight junctions are located at the most apical region of the junctional complex and contain many integral membrane proteins, such as occludin, the claudin family, and junctional adhesion molecules (JAMs)...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Barriers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791999/-clinical-and-morphological-characteristics-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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D D Khalikov, F Sh Akhmetzyanov, S V Petrov
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Despite this, GISTS comprise about 2% in the structure of digestive tract cancers. They are usually localized in the stomach; however, they can be found in the small intestine and more rarely in the colon and esophagus. Although approximately 70% of the GISTs consist predominantly of spindle cells; the epithelioid cell tumors represent 20% of cases; there are also mixed variants. This variability in the morphological structure of GISTs complicates their diagnosis...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791287/bidirectional-mast-cell-eosinophil-interactions-in-inflammatory-disorders-and-cancer
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Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Gilda Varricchi, Mansour Seaf, Giancarlo Marone, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Gianni Marone
Human mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils were first described and named by Paul Ehrlich. These cells have distinct myeloid progenitors and differ morphologically, ultrastructurally, immunologically, biochemically, and pharmacologically. However, MCs and eosinophils play a pivotal role in several allergic disorders. In addition, these cells are involved in autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. MCs are distributed throughout all normal human tissues, whereas eosinophils are present only in gastrointestinal tract, secondary lymphoid tissues, and adipose tissue, thymus, mammary gland, and uterus...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790294/-nutrient-assessment-and-perioperative-management-in-esophageal-cancer-patients-undergoing-esophagectomy
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Makoto Sohda, Hiroyuki Kuwano
Esophagectomy is a most invasive operation, as compared with other operations of the gastrointestinal tract. Obstructions of the food passageway and the overgrowth of tissue postoperatively may lead to malnutrition. Therefore, significant assessment and management of nutrients is very important for esophageal cancer patients. The body mass index, albumin, the prognostic nutritional index, controlling nutritional status, and the Glasgow Prognostic Score are reported as useful assessment tools for esophageal cancer...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776612/overcoming-t-gondii-infection-and-intracellular-protein-nanocapsules-as-biomaterials-for-ultrasonically-controlled-drug-release
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M S Aw, L Paniwnyk
One of the pivotal matters of concern in intracellular drug delivery is the preparation of biomaterials containing drugs that are compatible with the host target. Nanocapsules for oral delivery are found to be suitable candidates for targeting Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), a maneuvering and smart protozoic parasite found across Europe and America that causes a subtle but deadly infection. To overcome this disease, there is much potential of integrating protein-based cells into bioinspired nanocompartments such as via biodegradable cross-linked disulfide polyelectrolyte nanoparticles...
August 4, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776444/curcumin-as-a-clinically-promising-anti-cancer-agent-pharmacokinetics-and-drug-interactions
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Jeffry Adiwidjaja, Andrew J McLachlan, Alan V Boddy
Curcumin has been extensively studied for its anti-cancer properties. While a diverse array of in vitro and preclinical research support the prospect of curcumin use as an anti-cancer therapeutic, most human studies have failed to meet the intended clinical expectation. Poor systemic availability of orally-administered curcumin may account for this disparity. Areas covered: This descriptive review aims to concisely summarise available clinical studies investigating curcumin pharmacokinetics when administered in different formulations...
August 10, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775079/invasive-lobular-breast-carcinoma-metastasising-to-the-rectum
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Nishant Cherian, Nafees Ahmad Qureshi, Callum Cairncross, Mamoon Solkar
Gastrointestinal (GI) metastasis from a primary breast carcinoma is uncommon, with the rectum being one of the least reported sites in the literature. We report a case of a 79-year-old woman who underwent treatment for an infiltrative lobular carcinoma of the right breast with nodal involvement, and 10 years later developed recurrence in the form of rectal metastasis. Spread to the GI tract is most commonly seen with lobular breast carcinomas. Any patient with a history of breast cancer presenting typically or atypically with abdominal symptoms or altered bowel habit should raise a high index of suspicion for recurrent or metastatic disease...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774868/role-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-microrna-interactions-in-gastrointestinal-pathophysiology
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Ivy Ka Man Law, David Miguel Padua, Dimitrios Ilopoulos, Charalabos Pothoulakis
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) make up the largest transmembrane receptor superfamily in the human genome and are expressed in nearly all gastrointestinal (GI) cell types. Coupling of GPCRs and their respective ligands activates various phosphotransferase in the cytoplasm, and thus, activation of GPCR signaling in intestine regulates many cellular and physiological processes. Studies in microRNAs (miRNAs) demonstrate that they represent critical epigenetic regulators of different pathophysiologic responses in different organs and cell types in humans and animals...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772225/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-quantitation-of-chemopreventive-sphingadienes-in-food-products-and-biological-samples
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J H Suh, A M Makarova, J M Gomez, L A Paul, J D Saba
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer mortality. Diet has a significant influence on colon cancer risk. Identifying chemopreventive agents, dietary constituents, practices and/or diet supplements that promote gut health and reduce the incidence of intestinal neoplasias and CRC could significantly impact public health. Sphingadienes (SDs) are dietary sphingolipids found in plant-based food products. SDs are cytotoxic to colon cancer cells and exhibit chemopreventive properties. The aim of the present study was to develop a sensitive and robust ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for quantifying SDs in food products and biological samples...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769555/naloxegol-in-opioid-induced-constipation-a-new-paradigm-in-the-treatment-of-a-common-problem
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REVIEW
Stephanie C Yoon, Heather C Bruner
Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) imposes a significant burden for patients taking pain medications, often resulting in decreased quality of life. Treatment of OIC with traditional medications for functional constipation can be incompletely effective, leading to nonadherence with opioid treatment and undertreated pain. An emerging class of medications that counteract the adverse effects of opioids in the gastrointestinal tract while preserving central nervous system-based pain relief may represent a paradigm shift in the prevention and treatment of OIC...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761868/standardizing-the-protocols-for-enhanced-recovery-from-colorectal-cancer-surgery-are-we-a-step-closer-to-ideal-recovery
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Mosab Shetiwy, Tamer Fady, Fayez Shahatto, Ahmed Setit
PURPOSE: Enhanced recovery protocols are being implemented into the standard of care in surgical practice. This study aimed to insert a steadfast set of elements into the perioperative care pathway to establish an improved recovery program for colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: Seventy patients planned for elective laparoscopic colorectal resection were randomized into 2 groups: conventional recovery group (n = 35) and enhanced recovery group (n = 35). The primary outcome was the length of hospital stay...
June 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757653/distinct-pattern-of-metastases-in-patients-with-invasive-lobular-carcinoma-of-the-breast
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Aju Mathew, Padma S Rajagopal, Vipin Villgran, Gurprataap S Sandhu, Rachel C Jankowitz, Mini Jacob, Margaret Rosenzweig, Steffi Oesterreich, Adam Brufsky
BACKGROUND: Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) comprises around 10 - 15% of invasive breast cancers. Few prior studies have demonstrated a unique pattern of metastases between ILC and the more common invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). To our knowledge, such data is limited to first sites of distant recurrence. We aimed to perform a comparison of the metastatic pattern of ILC and IDC at first distant recurrence as well as over the entire course of metastatic disease. METHODS: We used a prospectively collated database of patients with metastatic breast cancer...
June 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756216/current-controversies-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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Sergio Hoyos, Maria-Cristina Navas, Juan-Carlos Restrepo, Rafael Claudino Botero
Cholangiocarcinoma represents 10% of primary liver malignancies and accounts for less than 3% of all gastrointestinal malignant tumors, with an enormous geographical variation. This neoplasia can arise from the biliary tract epithelium or hepatic progenitor cells. Depending on the anatomic localization, it is classified into three subtypes: intrahepatic, perihilar and distal. This fact is one of the main difficulties, because there are many studies that indistinctly include the results in the management of these different types of cholangiocarcinoma, without differentiating its location and even including gallbladder cancer...
July 26, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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