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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791425/-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-a-transpyloric-early-gastric-c%C3%A3-ncer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Juan Antonio Chirinos Vega, César García Delgado, Alfonso Delgado Vergara
The endoscopic sumucosal disection (ESD) is an advanced endoscopic technique that achieves the curative resection of superficial neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, getting block exeresis with margins free of neoplasia avoiding surgery. However, tumors located in the esophagogastric junction, or pylorus, are technically more complex to resect by ESD. When a neoplasm settles in the pylorus, the anatomical characteristics of this region can affect the adequate assessment of the margins and the performance of the procedure...
January 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790143/-managing-the-adverse-effects-related-to-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
#2
Hsiao-Hsuan Kuo, Wei-Wu Chen
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have become the new posterchild of cancer treatment in recent years largely due to their impressive clinical efficacy. Drugs targeting cytotoxic T- lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) antibodies, e.g., ipilimumab (Yervoy®), pembrolizumab (Keytruda®), and nivolumab (Opdivo®), reinvigorate cytotoxic T cells to kill cancer cells in patients. Despite the impressive clinical benefits, ICIs may induce immune-related adverse events (irAE) of the skin, gastrointestinal tract, liver, endocrine, and lung with a wide spectrum of severity...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788877/contribution-of-nrf2-in-gastrointestinal-protection-from-oxidative-injury
#3
Akinori Yanaka
The human gastrointestinal tract is exposed to a variety of toxic agents, such as Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), gastric acid, enteric pathogenic bacteria, excessive auto immune reactions, and chronic mental stresses. These stressors generate free radicals within the gastrointestinal tissues, causing chronic inflammatory diseases, ulcers, cancers, and functional disturbances. Recent studies have demonstrated that some natural food compounds upregulate the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2-mediated antioxidant system, ameliorating or preventing these disorders...
May 21, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788876/exploiting-significance-of-physical-exercise-in-prevention-of-gastrointestinal-disorders
#4
Jan Bilski, Agnieszka Mazur-Bialy, Marcin Magierowski, Slawomir Kwiecien, Dagmara Wojcik, Agata Ptak-Belowska, Marcin Surmiak, Aneta Targosz, Katarzyna Magierowska, Tomasz Brzozowski
BACKGROUND: Physical activity can be involved in the prevention of gastrointestinal (GI)-tract diseases, however, the results regarding the volume and the intensity of exercise considered as beneficial for protection of gastrointestinal organs are conflicting. AIMS AND METHODS: The main objective of this review is to provide a comprehensive and updated overview on the beneficial and harmful effects of physical activity on the gastrointestinal tract. We attempted to discuss recent evidence regarding the association between different modes and intensity levels of exercise and physiological functions of the gut and gut pathology...
May 21, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788737/diagnosis-for-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-site-with-the-aid-of-simple-pcr-tests-a-single-center-experience
#5
E Suspitsin, G Yanus, E Imyanitov
This study was aimed to incorporate PCR testing in the determination of organ/tissue origin for cancers of unknown primary site (CUP). We developed a PCR panel consisting of 7 expression markers (CDX2, CDH17, SPB, UGRP, MAM, LPB, TG) and 2 genes frequently mutated in cancer (KRAS and BRAF). The expression tests were intentionally interpreted in a non-quantitative way, i.e. classified tumors either as positive or negative expressors. While applying these tests to 135 cancers belonging to 8 common types of adenocarcinomas (AdCa), we observed that this panel was capable to clearly discriminate between gastrointestinal vs...
March 14, 2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774390/-oligometastases-in-gastric-and-esophageal-cancer-current-clinical-trials-and-surgical-concepts
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REVIEW
S Beckert, A Königsrainer
There is an increasing role of surgery even in metastatic tumor stages. In colorectal cancer patients with limited metastases, complete cytoreduction is able to offer long-term survival in synchronic as well as metachronic situations. In tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract (UGIT), however, the impact of surgery in metastatic disease remains to be clarified. Even though several retrospective studies suggest prolonged survival, surgery is not recommended by the current German S3 guidelines for tumors of the UGIT...
May 17, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769669/diverse-mechanisms-for-endogenous-regeneration-and-repair-in-mammalian-organs
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REVIEW
James M Wells, Fiona M Watt
Mammalian organs comprise an extraordinary diversity of cell and tissue types. Regenerative organs, such as the skin and gastrointestinal tract, use resident stem cells to maintain tissue function. Organs with a lower cellular turnover, such as the liver and lungs, mostly rely on proliferation of committed progenitor cells. In many organs, injury reveals the plasticity of both resident stem cells and differentiated cells. The ability of resident cells to maintain and repair organs diminishes with age, whereas, paradoxically, the risk of cancer increases...
May 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769085/contemporary-enteral-and-parenteral-nutrition-before-surgery-for-gastrointestinal-cancers-a-literature-review
#8
REVIEW
Michal Jankowski, Manuela Las-Jankowska, Massaoud Sousak, Wojciech Zegarski
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal cancers are among the most recognised oncological diseases in well-developed countries. Tumours located in the digestive tract may cause the fast occurrence of malnutrition. MAIN TEXT: The perioperative period is a special time for systemic metabolism. Thanks to published guidelines, early universal control nutritional status before treatment, patients may have a chance to get suitable nutritional intervention. Although the first line of the intervention-nutritional consultation as well as the fortification of a diet and oral nutritional support (ONS)-is not debatable, in a case of inability of undergoing an oral feeding, the choice of the way of administration in patients before a surgery may represent a serious clinical obstacle...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761324/temporary-self-expandable-metallic-stent-placement-in-post-gastrectomy-complications
#9
Hyun Jin Oh, Chul-Hyun Lim, Seung Bae Yoon, Han Hee Lee, Jin Su Kim, Yu Kyung Cho, Jae Myung Park, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metallic stents in the upper gastrointestinal tract are used for treating malignant esophageal or gastroduodenal outlet obstructions and fistulas. Recently, self-expandable metallic stent use has been expanded to benign esophageal or gastroduodenal strictures and post-operative complications. However, there is scarce data available regarding efficacy, long-term complications, and outcomes with the use of self-expandable metallic stent in benign disease, especially post-gastrectomy complications...
May 14, 2018: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748836/simulation-study-of-dosimetric-effect-in-proton-beam-therapy-using-concomitant-boost-technique-for-unresectable-pancreatic-cancers
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Nobuyoshi Fukumitsu, Toshiyuki Okumura, Yuichi Hiroshima, Toshiki Ishida, Haruko Numajiri, Keiko Nemoto Murofushi, Kayoko Ohnishi, Teruhito Aihara, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Koji Tsuboi, Hideyuki Sakurai
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the dose distribution of proton beam therapy (PBT) using a concomitant boost technique for unresectable pancreatic cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This simulation study involved 36 patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer. The irradiation dose was set as 67.5 gray equivalent (GyE) with 25 fractions using concomitant boost technique. The irradiation dose was set as 50 GyE to cover the whole target and another posterior beam of 17...
May 10, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745332/interactions-of-dietary-fiber-with-nutritional-components-on-gut-microbial-composition-function-and-health-in-monogastrics
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A Seidu, Che Dongsheng, Qin Guixin, Jiang Hailong, Rui Han, Cornelius Tlotliso Sello
The relation between dietary fiber and wellbeing of human and other monogastrics has recently became a hot topic as showed in an increasing number of publication of the related research. The aim of this review is to describe through a logical approach the scientific suggestion linking possible benefits of dietary fiber on nutritional components and their effect on the gastrointestinal composition in relation to disease conditions in humans or animals. Dietary fiber plays a key role in influencing blood glucose or insulin concentrations, stool bulkiness, reduce the pH within the digestive tract, synthesize volatile fatty acids (VFA), reduce intestinal transit time, stimulate growth of intestinal microbes, and constructively enhance various blood parameters...
May 7, 2018: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742689/total-robotic-surgery-for-pancreaticoduodenectomy-combined-with-rectal-cancer-anterior-resection-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
QunGuang Jiang, TaiYuan Li, DongNing Liu, Cheng Tang
RATIONALE: Synchronous double malignancies, including carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater and rectal carcinoma, are generally uncommon occurrences in the gastrointestinal tract. PATIENT CONCERNS: The present study report a case of a 37-year-old man who was incidentally found to suffer from carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater and rectal carcinoma. DIAGNOSES: The duodenoscopy was performed and revealed an ulcerated and bulky ampulla of Vater, the biopsy from which revealed a moderate-differentiated adenocarcinoma, A local hospital colonoscopy confirmed a tumor located in rectal 7 cm from the anal margin and biopsy-confirmed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730811/phlegmonous-gastritis-associated-with-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Takeshi Matsutani, Hiroki Umezawa, Munenaga Nakamizo, Kazuhiko Yokoshima, Eriko Shinozuka, Tsutomu Nomura, Eiji Uchida
Phlegmonous gastritis is a rapidly progressive bacterial infection of the stomach wall. It has a high mortality rate and aggressive treatment, either with antibiotics or surgical resection, is required. Here, we report an extremely rare case of phlegmonous gastritis associated with advanced esophageal cancer. A 65-year-old Japanese man was urgently admitted to the hospital due to pyrexia and gastrointestinal symptoms. Abdominal computed tomography revealed widespread diffuse thickening of the gastric wall. On endoscopic examination, an ulcerative mass was detected at the lower thoracic esophagus, and a markedly elevated submucosal lesion was present in the middle of the stomach body...
May 5, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725401/rapid-progression-of-a-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-producing-liver-tumor-metastasized-from-esophagogastric-junction-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Sojun Hoshimoto, Nobuo Hoshi, Iwao Ozawa, Moriaki Tomikawa, Hirofumi Shirakawa, Takeshi Fujita, Saho Wakamatsu, Sayuri Hoshi, Kaoru Hirabayashi, Shoichi Hishinuma, Yoshiro Ogata
The current study presents the case of a 72-year-old woman with a rapidly enlarged liver metastasis from esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancer, accompanied by progressive leukocytosis (47,680/µl) and elevated serum granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF; 779 pg/ml). The patient underwent right hemihepatectomy 26 months after a total gastrectomy. On the seventh post-operative day the patient's leukocyte count and serum G-CSF level decreased to 4,280/µl and ≤19.5 pg/ml, respectively. Histologically, the lesion was a well to moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma similar to the primary lesion...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724301/-clinical-value-of-multi-slice-spiral-enhanced-ct-in-diagnosing-mild-digestive-tract-hemorrhage
#15
Xiao Ling Wen, Li Wang, Xiao Qin Song, Zhi Zhang, Xiao Fang Zhu, Shao Ping Wu
Objective To investigate the clinical value of multi-slice spiral CT(MSCT) in the diagnosis of mild digestive tract hemorrhage. Methods Thirty-five patients with mild gastrointestinal hemorrhage were examined by enhanced MSCT.CT signs were observed and compared with pathologic examination findings.Results Diseases in these 35 patients included gastric and duodenal ulcer and inflammation(n=4,11.4%),esophagogastric variceal rupture(n=7,20.0%),gastric carcinoma(n=3,8.6%),gastric stromal tumor(n=3,8.6%),gastric polyp(n=1,2...
April 28, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720120/telomere-length-differences-between-colorectal-polyp-subtypes-a-colonoscopy-based-case-control-study
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Sheetal Hardikar, Andrea N Burnett-Hartman, Amanda I Phipps, Melissa P Upton, Lee-Ching Zhu, Polly A Newcomb
BACKGROUND: Short telomeres have been associated with increased risk of many cancers, particularly cancers of the gastrointestinal tract including esophagus and stomach. However, the association between telomere length (TL) and colorectal cancer and its precursors, colorectal polyps, is not clear. METHODS: We investigated the relationship between TL and risk of colorectal polyp subtypes in a colonoscopy-based study in western Washington. Participants were 35-79 year-old enrollees at an integrated health care system, who underwent a colonoscopy between 1998 and 2007 (n = 190), completed a self-administered questionnaire, provided blood samples, and were distinguished as having adenomas, serrated polyps, or as polyp-free controls through a standardized pathology review...
May 2, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720026/association-between-interleukin-10-592-a-c-polymorphism-and-gastrointestinal-tract-cancer-risk-a-meta-analysis
#17
Mohammad Hossein Sahami-Fard
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that -592 A/C polymorphism in the interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene may influence risk of gastrointestinal tract cancer; however, individual studies have provided conflicting and inconclusive results. Therefore, this meta-analysis was conducted to assess the association between IL-10 -592 A/C polymorphism and gastrointestinal tract cancer susceptibility. METHODS: EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were searched for case-control studies published before 1 May 2017...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716579/laterally-spreading-tumour-of-the-distal-stomach-a-case-report
#18
Samiullah Khan, Lan-Ping Zhu, Yujie Zhang, Xin Chen, Bang-Mao Wang
BACKGROUND: Laterally spreading tumours (LSTs) are superficial neoplasms that usually extend laterally along the intra-luminal wall of the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, the incidence of LSTs in the colorectal mucosa has greatly increased. However, LSTs in the stomach are exceedingly rare and have never been previously reported. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report a 69-year-old male with epigastric pain and a gastric LST 6 cm in diameter located in the distal stomach and grossly extended into the duodenal bulb...
May 2, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714749/multimodality-endoscopic-optical-coherence-tomography-and-fluorescence-imaging-technology-for-visualization-of-layered-architecture-and-subsurface-microvasculature
#19
Yan Li, Joseph Jing, Junxiao Yu, Buyun Zhang, Tiancheng Huo, Qiang Yang, Zhongping Chen
Endoscopic imaging technologies, such as endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared fluorescence, have been used to investigate vascular and morphological changes as hallmarks of early cancer in the gastrointestinal tract. Here we developed a high-speed multimodality endoscopic OCT and fluorescence imaging system. Using this system, the architectural morphology and vasculature of the rectum wall were obtained simultaneously from a Sprague Dawley rat in vivo. This multimodality imaging strategy in a single imaging system permits the use of a single imaging probe, thereby improving prognosis by early detection and reducing costs...
May 1, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713678/step-up-training-for-colorectal-and-gastric-esd-and-the-challenge-of-esd-training-in-the-proximal-colon-results-from-a-german-center
#20
Alanna Ebigbo, Andreas Probst, Christoph Römmele, Helmut Messmann
Background and study aims: The endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of cancerous and precancerous lesions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an effective but difficult-to-learn procedure, especially for Western endoscopists. We developed a step-up training protocol and evaluated its outcome on a single endoscopist using specific performance measures. Patients and methods: The training protocol included a 12-month period of 50 observational and supervised ESD cases as well as 24 animal procedures...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
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