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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822392/optimal-modified-frailty-index-cutoff-in-older-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients
#1
Mary Garland, Fang-Chi Hsu, Perry Shen, Clancy J Clark
The newly characterized modified frailty index (mFI) is a robust predictor of postoperative outcomes for surgical patients. The present study investigates the optimal cutoff for mFI specifically in older gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients undergoing surgery. All patients more than 60 years old who underwent surgery for a GI malignancy (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, and bile duct) were identified in the 2005 to 2012 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Participant Use Data File (NSQIP PUF)...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822310/gastroblastoma-a-biphasic-neoplasm-of-stomach-a-case-report
#2
Omar Toumi, Houssem Ammar, Ibtissem Korbi, Mariem Ayed, Rahul Gupta, Mohamed Nasr, Randa Salem, Rim Hadhri, Sonia Zayed, Faouzi Noomen, Abdelfatteh Zakhama, Khadija Zouari
INTRODUCTION: Gastroblastoma is a rare gastric biphasic tumor with both epithelial and mesenchymal components. To the best of our knowledge only eight cases have been reported in the English literature till date. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 29-year-old female, hospitalized for epigastric pain with poor general condition. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a polypoid mass in the stomach near the gastric cardia suspicious of gastrointestinal stromal tumor...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821198/cd200-expression-in-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
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Jason E Love, Kimberly Thompson, Mark R Kilgore, Maria Westerhoff, Claire E Murphy, Antonios Papanicolau-Sengos, Kinsey A McCormick, Veena Shankaran, Natalie Vandeven, Faith Miller, Astrid Blom, Paul T Nghiem, Steven J Kussick
Objectives: CD200 expression has been well studied in hematopoietic malignancies; however, CD200 expression has not been well-characterized in neuroendocrine neoplasms. We examined CD200 expression in 391 neuroendocrine neoplasms from various anatomic sites. Methods: Tissue blocks containing pulmonary small cell carcinoma, pulmonary carcinoid, large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, gastrointestinal carcinoid, and Merkel cell carcinoma were evaluated for CD200 expression by immunohistochemistry...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820967/identifying-predictors-for-bleeding-in-hospitalized-cancer-patients-a-cohort-study
#4
Rushad Patell, Alejandra Gutierrez, Lisa Rybicki, Alok A Khorana
BACKGROUND: Bleeding and thrombosis are both major complications of hospitalization in cancer patients. Concern regarding bleeding risk may reduce compliance with thromboprophylaxis. We assessed incidence of major and clinically relevant non-major bleeding (MCRNMB) and identified risk factors associated with in-hospital bleeding risk in hospitalized cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive adults admitted to general oncology floor at Cleveland Clinic from 11/2012-12/2014 (n=3525)...
August 12, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820525/the-content-validity-of-a-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-patient-reported-outcome-measure
#5
Ellen M Lavoie Smith, Rylie Haupt, James P Kelly, Deborah Lee, Grace Kanzawa-Lee, Robert Knoerl, Celia Bridges, Paola Alberti, Nusara Prasertsri, Clare Donohoe
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To test the content validity of a 16-item version of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire-Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (QLQ-CIPN20). 
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Cross-sectional, prospective, qualitative design. 
. SETTING: Six outpatient oncology clinics within the University of Michigan Health System's comprehensive cancer center in Ann Arbor. 
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September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819709/use-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-on-immunomodulatory-agents
#6
L Man, A Morris, J Brown, S Palkimas, K Davidson
Immunomodulatory agents (IMiDs) are used to treat multiple hematologic malignancies. Their use is also associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been increasingly utilized but due to their relative novelty, their role in malignancy has only been recently investigated. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of DOACs in patients receiving IMiDs. This was a retrospective study of patients at our institution treated with an IMiD and concomitant warfarin or DOAC between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819564/a-review-of-the-impact-of-obesity-on-common-gastrointestinal-malignancies
#7
Somashekar G Krishna, Hisham Hussan, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Lanla F Conteh, Khalid Mumtaz, Darwin L Conwell
Obesity is a global pandemic and is a well-recognized risk factor for various gastrointestinal diseases. The prevalence of obesity is increasing across all age groups. There is an emergent need for focused guidelines aimed at reducing the incidence, prevalence, and associated risks of obesity. The impact of obesity on gastrointestinal cancers being multifactorial adversely influences the associated risk, disease course, prognosis, and overall survival. We have summarized the current literature highlighting the association between obesity and common gastrointestinal cancers, with specific focus on esophageal adenocarcinoma, colon cancer, hepatocellular cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, and pancreatic malignancies...
2017: Integrative Cancer Science and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816939/correlations-of-icam-1-gene-polymorphisms-with-susceptibility-and-multidrug-resistance-in-colorectal-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
#8
Lu-Bing Liu, Tong Liu, Fu-Ze Xin
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a malignant gastrointestinal tumor with a high mortality rate, including both colon and rectal cancer. In order to provide clinical guidance for the treatment of CRC, this study is conducted to investigate the correlations of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) gene polymorphisms with susceptibility and multidrug resistance (MDR) of colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: A total of 195 patients with CRC were selected as the observation group and 188 healthy people enrolled as the control group...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814219/coeliac-disease-review-of-diagnosis-and-management
#9
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Marjorie M Walker, Jonas F Ludvigsson, David S Sanders
Coeliac disease is an immune-mediated systemic disease triggered by exposure to gluten, and manifested by small intestinal enteropathy and gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms. Recent guidelines recommend a concerted use of clear definitions of the disease. In Australia, the most recent estimated prevalence is 1.2% in adult men (1:86) and 1.9% in adult women (1:52). Active case finding is appropriate to diagnose coeliac disease in high risk groups. Diagnosis of coeliac disease is important to prevent nutritional deficiency and long term risk of gastrointestinal malignancy...
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810100/ascending-colon-schwannoma-an-unusual-cause-of-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#10
Hassan Turaihi, Jed H Assam, Matthew Sorrell
This is a case report of a 61-year-old female who presented with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding resulting from a schwannoma involving the ascending colon. The patient was successfully treated with laparoscopic hemicolectomy. Schwannoma involving the large bowel is a rare entity; only around 90 cases of colonic schwannomas are reported in world literature. Although the vast majority of these tumors demonstrate a slow growing and benign profile, recurrence and malignant transformation can occur. Given the exceptional rarity of this pathological process, much of what is currently understood about this disease comes from case studies...
January 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808875/ssat-state-of-the-art-conference-current-surgical-management-of-gastric-tumors
#11
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/28803550/palliative-end-ileostomy-and-gastrojejunostomy-for-a-metastatic-distal-transverse-colonic-malignancy-complicated-by-a-proximal-duodenocolic-fistula-a-case-report
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Gnanaselvam Pamathy, Umesh Jayarajah, Yapa Hamillage Hemantha Gunathilaka, Sivasuriya Sivaganesh
BACKGROUND: Fistulae between the colon and upper gastrointestinal tract are distressing and uncommon complications of malignancies involving this region. We report a case of a middle-aged man with a locally advanced and metastatic distal transverse colon malignancy who presented with a duodenocolic fistula proximal to the primary tumor and underwent palliative surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Sri Lankan man presented to our hospital with a history of feculent vomiting of 1 week's duration preceded by worsening constipation and abdominal fullness of 2 months' duration...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799187/safety-evaluation-of-combination-carboplatin-and-toceranib-phosphate-palladia-in-tumour-bearing-dogs-a-phase-i-dose-finding-study
#13
R M Wouda, S E Hocker, M L Higginbotham
Combining conventional cytotoxic maximum tolerated dose (MTD) chemotherapy with low-dose metronomic and/or anti-angiogenic agents is a exciting area of oncologic research. The objective of this study was to establish the MTD, safety and adverse event (AE) profile of 1 such drug combination. This prospective phase I dose-finding clinical trial assumed an open-label 3 + 3 cohort design. Client-owned dogs with 1 or more cytologically and/or histologically confirmed and macroscopically measurable, naive or recurrent, malignant tumours, were enrolled...
August 10, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799152/-gastric-schwannoma-rare-differenzial-diagnosis-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-gi-bleeding
#14
Orestis Lyros, Stephan Schickel, Katrin Schierle, Albrecht Hoffmeister, Ines Gockel
Schwannomas are benign tumors derived from Schwann cells and their typical site of origin is the subcutaneous tissue of the extremities. Gastrointestinal localization of Schwannomas is extremely rare and the stomach is the prevalent site. Gastric schwannomas primarily occur in the gastric submucosa and are usually asymptomatic.We present a rare case of a solitary gastric schwannoma in a 51-year old male, which initially manifested with hematemesis by acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The upper GI-Endoscopy revealed a gastric submucosal tumor, 7 cm in size, located in the proximal corpus and fundus...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798290/bradycardia-and-hypothermia-complicating-azithromycin-treatment
#15
Kerri Benn, Sam Salman, Madhu Page-Sharp, Timothy M E Davis, Jim P Buttery
BACKGROUND Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic widely used to treat respiratory, urogenital, and other infections. Gastrointestinal upset, headache, and dizziness are common adverse effects, and prolongation of the rate-corrected electrocardiographic QT interval and malignant arrhythmias have been reported. There are rare reports of bradycardia and hypothermia but not in the same patient. CASE REPORT A 4-year-old boy given intravenous azithromycin as part of treatment for febrile neutropenia complicating leukemia chemotherapy developed hypothermia (rectal temperature 35...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798285/is-the-aims-65-score-useful-in-prepdicting-clinical-outcomes-in-korean-patients-with-variceal-and-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#16
Jung Wan Choe, Seung Young Kim, Jong Jin Hyun, Sung Woo Jung, Young Kul Jung, Ja Seol Koo, Hyung Joon Yim, Sang Woo Lee
Background/Aims: Various clinical scoring systems, including the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), Rockall risk score (RS), and AIMS65 score (AIMS65), have been validated to predict the clinical outcomes in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We compared the performance of these three scoring systems in predicting clinical outcomes in patients with UGIB in Korea. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 286 patients with UGIB who visited emergency department...
August 14, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795041/extra-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-an-anterior-chest-wall-mass
#17
Junghyeon Lim, Sung Woo Cho, Hee Sung Lee, Hyoung Soo Kim, Yong Han Kim, Bong Suk Park
A 71-year-old man was referred for an anterior chest wall mass. Chest computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography-CT suggested a malignant tumor. Surgical biopsy through a vertical subxiphoid incision revealed an extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST). En bloc resection of the tumor, including partial resection of the sternum, costal cartilage, pericardium, diaphragm, and peritoneum, was performed. Pathologic evaluation revealed a negative resection margin and confirmed the tumor as an EGIST...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791325/survey-study-on-the-practice-patterns-in-the-endoscopic-management-of-malignant-distal-biliary-obstruction
#18
Dennis Yang, Yaseen B Perbtani, Qi An, Mitali Agarwal, Michael Riverso, Joydeep Chakraborty, Tony S Brar, Donevan Westerveld, Han Zhang, Shailendra S Chauhan, Christopher E Forsmark, Peter V Draganov
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM:  Endoscopic biliary drainage for malignant distal biliary obstruction (MDBO) is a common practice. Controversy persists with regard to its role in resectable MDBO, the optimal technical method and type of stent. The aim of this study was to evaluate practice patterns in the treatment of MDBO among endoscopists with varying levels of experience and practice backgrounds. METHODS:  Electronic survey distributed to members of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790839/isolated-thoracic-perfusion-with-chemofiltration-for-progressive-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#19
Karl Reinhard Aigner, Emir Selak, Sabine Gailhofer
INTRODUCTION: Therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma and especially the adequate role of surgery in this context remain the subject of controversial discussions. Radical surgery in particular, which is associated with substantial morbidity, failed to translate into a definite survival advantage. We report on interim results of an ongoing Phase II study of regional chemotherapy in terms of isolated thoracic perfusion with chemofiltration (ITP-F). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (25 male, 3 female, mean age 63...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783738/improvement-to-ultrasonographical-differential-diagnosis-of-gastric-lesions-the-value-of-contrast-enhanced-sonography-with-gastric-distention
#20
Tingting Li, Man Lu, Jun Song, Ping Wu, Xueqing Cheng, Zhenqi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of contrast enhanced sonography plus gastric distention sonography, the Double Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (DCUS) in gastric lesions. METHODS: 107 cases with pathology confirmed gastric lesions were retrospectively reviewed, DCUS and oral contrast agent ultrasound (US) were performed in all cases prior to operation. Perfusion parameters including arrival time (AT), peak intensity (PI), time to peak (TTP), and area under the curve (AUC) of the lesion and surrounding normal tissue were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
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