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Helen L MacLaughlin, Iain C Macdougall, Wendy L Hall, Tracy Dew, Konstantinos Mantzoukis, Jude A Oben
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of intragastric balloon (IGB) placement to achieve weight loss in obese patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been reported to date. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of the IGB as a weight-loss treatment among this patient population. METHODS: A prospective, single-arm, 'first in CKD' interventional study was conducted in patients with a body mass index >35 kg/m2 and CKD stages 3-4, referred for weight loss...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
Philip W Chiu, Anthony Y Teoh, Vivien W Wong, Hon Chi Yip, Shannon M Chan, Simon K Wong, Enders K Ng
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is technically challenging. Da Vinci Robotic system could improve surgical dissection with additional degree of freedom from robotic arms. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of performing MIE using Da Vinci Robotic system among patients with esophageal cancers. From 2009 to 2013, consecutive patients with esophageal cancers who received robotic-assisted MIE were recruited. We excluded tumors with suspected invasion to adjacent organs. Preoperative staging included EUS, CT thorax and abdomen and bronchoscopy...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Hiroki Osumi, Junko Fujisaki, Masami Omae, Tomoki Shimizu, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawachi, Noriko Yamamoto, Masahiro Igarashi
OBJECTIVES: Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma encompasses both gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and Barrett's esophageal adenocarcinoma (BEA) due to short-segment Barrett's esophagus. We compared these two types of Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma in terms of background factors and clinical outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS: We enrolled 139 patients (142 lesions) who underwent ESD from 2006 to 2014 at our institution...
October 25, 2016: Gastric Cancer
Christina Schröder, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic, Hilke Vorwerk, Michael Schmidt, Winfried Huhnt, Eyck Blank, Dietrich Sidow, André Buchali
PURPOSE: Using prospectively collected patient-related, dose-related, and pulmonary function test (PFT) data before radiotherapy (RT) and at several follow-up visits after RT, the time course of PFT changes after high-dose radio(chemo)therapy and influencing factors were analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From April 2012 to October 2015, 81 patients with non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), or esophageal carcinoma where treated with high-dose radio(chemo)therapy...
October 25, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
Fang-Ping Xu, Yan-Hui Liu, Xin-Lan Luo, Fen Zhang, Hai-Yu Zhou, Yan Ge, Chao Liu, Jie Chen, Dong-Lan Luo, Li-Xu Yan, Ping Mei, Jie Xu, Heng-Guo Zhuang
Steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3), a transcriptional coactivator for nuclear receptors and other transcription factors, plays an important role in the genesis and progression of several cancers. However, studies investigated the role of SRC-3 in esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) are limited, and the role of SRC-3 in tumor progression remains unclear. We examined the expression of SRC-3 in 8 ESCC cell lines and 302 human ESCC tissues by qPCR, Western blot, and immunohistochemistry. In addition, ESCC cell lines were subjected to proliferation and invasion assays, tumorigenicity assay, flow cytometry assay, qPCR, Western blot, and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation assay to investigate the role of SRC-3 in cancer progression...
October 26, 2016: Cancer Medicine
Dong Ho Jo, Hyung Ku Chon, Sun Ho Woo, Tae Hyeon Kim
Most esophageal lipomas are discovered incidentally and are small and asymptomatic. However, large (>4 cm) lipomas may cause various symptoms, including dysphagia, regurgitation, or epigastric discomfort. We present a 45-year-old woman with intermittent sudden choking and globus pharyngeus. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound revealed an approximately 10.0×1.5 cm pedunculated subepithelial tumor in the upper esophagus, identified as the cause of her symptoms. A thoracic computed tomography scan revealed a fat attenuated longitudinal mass along the upper esophagus, suggestive of a lipoma...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Nae Yun Heo, Young Mi Hong, Tae Oh Kim, Young Soo Moon, Sung Yeun Yang, Seung Ha Park, Jongha Park, Joon Hyuk Choi, Sung Min Kim, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Minkyung Oh
Background/Aims: Several studies suggest that pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is associated with colon neoplasm. A colonoscopic exam for cryptogenic PLA might detect a hidden colon neoplasm, through which intestinal flora can be transmitted into the liver. However, there are no prospectively enrolled cross-sectional data for colonic neoplasm in cryptogenic PLA. Methods: Patients with PLA were prospectively enrolled from two university hospitals. Among them, all the patients with cryptogenic PLA were recommended for colonoscopic exam to check for colonic neoplasm...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Lori R Hill, Steven Y Huang, Mihai Gagea
A 5.5-mo-old castrated, male Red Duroc pig presented acutely with depression and abdominal pain 9 d after an altercation with another pig. A CT examination indicated right pneumothorax and herniation of the stomach into the thoracic cavity. Due to a poor prognosis, the pig was euthanized. A necropsy and gross examination revealed a tear of the diaphragmatic muscle in the region of the esophageal hiatus through which the stomach was displaced into the right side of the thoracic cavity. In addition, the herniated stomach had a rupture of the stomach wall through which the gastric mucosa was everted and exposed into the right thoracic cavity...
2016: Comparative Medicine
Yusaku Osako, Naohiko Seki, Yoshiaki Kita, Keiichi Yonemori, Keiichi Koshizuka, Akira Kurozumi, Itaru Omoto, Ken Sasaki, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Kurahara, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most aggressive malignancies. Recently developed molecular targeted therapies are not available for patients with ESCC. After curative surgical resection, patients frequently suffer distant metastasis and recurrence. Exploration of novel ESCC metastatic pathways may lead to the development of new treatment protocols for this disease. Accordingly, we have sequentially identified microRNA (miRNA)-mediated metastatic pathways in several cancers. Our past studies of miRNA expression signatures have shown that microRNA-375 (miR-375) is frequently reduced in several types of cancers, including ESCC...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
K Ravi, D M Geno, M F Vela, M D Crowell, D A Katzka
BACKGROUND: Baseline impedance measured with ambulatory impedance pH monitoring (MII-pH) and a mucosal impedance catheter detects gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, these tools are limited by cost or patient tolerance. We investigated whether baseline impedance measured during high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) distinguishes GERD patients from controls. METHODS: Consecutive patients with clinical HRIM and MII-pH testing were identified. Gastroesophageal reflux disease was defined by esophageal pH <4 for ≥5% of both the supine and total study time, whereas controls had an esophageal pH <4 for ≤3% of the study performed off PPI...
October 24, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Eleonora Farinella, Adonis Safar, Haydar A Nasser, Fikri Bouazza, Gabriele Liberale, Marianne Paesmans, Raphael Marechal, Jean-Luc Van Laethem, Alain Hendlisz, Paul VanHoutte, Issam El Nakadi
BACKGROUND: Definitive radiochemotherapy (dRCT) in locally advanced esophageal cancer is associated with a high rate of loco-regional recurrence. In this condition, salvage esophagectomy may be considered as a therapeutic option. The aim of this analysis is to evaluate the feasibility and the morbi-mortality of this strategy. METHODS: Between January 2006 and April 2014, 208 patients underwent esophagectomy for esophageal cancer at ULB-Erasme-Bordet. Thirty-two patients received a preoperative radiochemotherapy (pRCT) followed by planned esophagectomy (Group 1) for locally advanced disease...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Xingdong Chen, Ziyu Yuan, Ming Lu, Yuechan Zhang, Li Jin, Weimin Ye
To further examine the association between oral hygiene and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) risk and the effect modification of other exposures, we conducted a population-based case-control study between 2010 and 2012 in Taixing, China, a high-risk area for ESCC. Cases were primarily recruited from endoscopy units at local hospitals, supplemented by linkage to the local Cancer Registry. Control subjects were frequency matched to cases by sex and age (5-year groups) and were randomly selected from the Taixing Population Registry...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Shao-Hua Xie, Jesper Lagergren
The Chinese famine in 1958-1962 was one of the worst in human history, but its potential influence on cancer risks is uncertain. Using cancer incidence data in Shanghai, China, during 1983-2007, we calculated age-specific incidence rates of gastrointestinal cancers in birth cohorts exposed to the Chinese famine in different periods of life and a non-exposed reference cohort. Age-period-cohort regressions estimated the overall relative risks of gastrointestinal cancers in each birth cohort. A total of 212,098 new cases of gastrointestinal cancer were identified during the study period (129,233 males and 82,865 females), among whom 18,146 had esophageal cancer, 71,011 gastric cancer, 55,864 colorectal cancer, 42,751 liver cancer, 9,382 gallbladder cancer, and 14,944 had pancreatic cancer...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
W Asher Wolf, Nicholas A Piazza, Jessica H Gebhart, Spencer Rusin, Shannon Covey, Leana L Higgins, RoseMary Beitia, Olga Speck, Kimberly Woodward, Cary C Cotton, Thomas M Runge, Swathi Eluri, John T Woosley, Nicholas J Shaheen, Evan S Dellon
BACKGROUND: Because eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) causes dysphagia, esophageal narrowing, and strictures, it could result in low body mass index (BMI), but there are few data assessing this. AIM: To determine whether EoE is associated with decreased BMI. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study at the University of North Carolina from 2009 to 2013 enrolling consecutive adults undergoing outpatient EGD. BMI and endoscopic findings were recorded...
October 24, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Motoo Nomura, Satoru Iwasa, Takahiro Tsushima, Ken Kato, Hirofumi Yasui, Narikazu Boku, Manabu Muto, Kei Muro
PURPOSE: The survival benefit of chemotherapy (CTx) compared with best supportive care (BSC) is unclear in patients with recurrent or metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (R/M-ESCC) previously treated with fluorouracil (FU), platinum (PT), and taxane (TAX). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The data of 283 consecutive patients with R/M-ESCC, who could not tolerate or whose tumor was refractory to all three agents (FU, PT, and TAX) between March 2003 and November 2014, were retrospectively reviewed...
October 24, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Yuji Nadatani, Xiaofang Huo, Xi Zhang, Chunhua Yu, Edaire Cheng, Qiuyang Zhang, Kerry B Dunbar, Arianne Theiss, Thai H Pham, David H Wang, Toshio Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa, Stuart J Spechler, Rhonda F Souza
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Microbial molecular products incite intestinal inflammation by activating Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and inflammasomes of the innate immune system. This system's contribution to esophageal inflammation is not known. Gram-negative bacteria, which dominate the esophageal microbiome in reflux esophagitis, produce lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a TLR4 ligand. TLR4 signaling produces pro-interleukin (IL)1β, pro-IL18, and NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3), which prime the NLRP3 inflammasome...
July 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Chia-Ying Li, Pei-Ming Huang, Pei-Yi Chu, Po-Ming Chen, Mong-Wei Lin, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Jang-Ming Lee
Tumor recurrence is an important problem threatening esophageal cancer patients after surgery, even when they achieve a pathologic major response (pMR) after neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT). The predictors related to overall survival and disease progression for these patients remain elusive. We aimed to identify factors that predict disease progression and overall survival in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) patients who achieve a pMR after neoadjuvant CCRT followed by surgery. We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the factors influencing survival and disease progression after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer patients who had a major response to CCRT, which is defined by complete pathological response or microscopic residual disease without lymph node metastasis...
2016: BioMed Research International
Lauren Van Der Kraak, Gaurav Goel, Krishnaveni Ramanan, Christof Kaltenmeier, Lin Zhang, Daniel P Normolle, Gordon J Freeman, Daolin Tang, Katie S Nason, Jon M Davison, James D Luketich, Rajeev Dhupar, Michael T Lotze
BACKGROUND: Resistance to chemotherapy is a major obstacle in the effective treatment of cancer patients. B7-homolog 1, also known as programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), is an immunoregulatory protein that is overexpressed in several human cancers. Interaction of B7-H1 with programmed death 1 (PD-1) prevents T-cell activation and proliferation, sequestering the T-cell receptor from the cell membrane, inducing T-cell apoptosis, thereby leading to cancer immunoresistance. B7-H1 upregulation contributes to chemoresistance in several types of cancer, but little is known with respect to changes associated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or gastrointestinal cancers...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
Arunabha Chakravarti, Sunil Garg, Rahul Bhargava
A case of multiple esophageal foreign bodies, which were retrieved successfully by rigid esophagoscopy in a 1-year old child is being reported. There are few cases of multiple esophageal foreign bodies in children reported in the literature; this case was unique in presentation as there was no history of foreign body ingestion. This case also highlights the serious neglect present in our society towards children of lower socio-economic strata despite this child being the 1st child in the family.
August 8, 2016: Clinics and Practice
Michael Loudin, Sharon Anderson, Barry Schlansky
BACKGROUND: Proximal or 'downhill' esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Unlike the much more common distal esophageal varices, which are most commonly a result of portal hypertension, downhill esophageal varices result from vascular obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). While SVC obstruction is most commonly secondary to malignant causes, our review of the literature suggests that benign causes of SVC obstruction are the most common cause actual bleeding from downhill varices...
October 24, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
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