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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437204/drainage-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-malignant-bowel-obstruction-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-prognosis-and-implications-for-timing-of-palliative-intervention
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Kerry-Ann Pinard, Tabitha N Goring, Barbara C Egan, Douglas J Koo
BACKGROUND: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication in patients with advanced solid tumors. Palliative relief may be achieved by the use of a drainage percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (dPEG) tube, although optimal timing of placement remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine median survival after diagnosis of MBO and dPEG placement, factors associated with worse survival in MBO, factors associated with receipt of dPEG, and association of timing of dPEG placement on survival...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436298/adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-occurring-in-a-patient-treated-with-paclitaxel-for-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Constantin A Dasanu, David M Hyams, Frank J Senatore
Paclitaxel has been linked with a number of immunosuppressive effects such as decreased numbers and activity of dendritic cells, NK-cells and monocytes, which may in turn lead to defective T-cell activation. In addition, this agent was shown to cause mitotic arrest resembling high-grade dysplasia throughout the gastrointestinal tract, including the appendix. We have previously documented a series of lung cancer patients who developed pre-malignant colonic polyps and/or colon cancer either during or weeks following chemotherapy with paclitaxel, suggesting a potential role of this agent in their pathogenesis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434400/role-of-modern-immunotherapy-in-gastrointestinal-malignancies-a-review-of-current-clinical-progress
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REVIEW
Zin W Myint, Gaurav Goel
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are a group of highly aggressive malignancies with a huge disease burden worldwide. There is clearly a significant unmet need for new drugs and therapies to further improve the treatment outcomes of GI malignancies. Immunotherapy is a novel treatment strategy that is emerging as an effective and promising treatment option against several types of cancers. CTLA-4 and PD-1 are critical immune checkpoint molecules that negatively regulate T cell activation via distinct mechanisms...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434096/benefits-and-risks-of-a-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-peg-for-decompression-in-patients-with-malignant-gastrointestinal-obstruction
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Anne Dittrich, Barbara Schubert, Michael Kramer, Felicitas Lenz, Karin Kast, Ulrich Schuler, Markus K Schuler
PURPOSE: Gastrointestinal obstruction presents many burdens for patients with end-stage abdominal cancer, such as nausea and vomiting. Few detailed data on the efficacy of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) for decompression exists. This retrospective cohort study investigates the quantity of symptom relief realized with PEG and the corresponding complications. METHODS: Chart reviews of 75 patients with malignant gastrointestinal obstruction, who received a PEG for decompression, were performed...
April 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430920/rates-and-predictors-of-hospital-readmission-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Anna Franzone, Thomas Pilgrim, Nicolas Arnold, Dik Heg, Bettina Langhammer, Raffaele Piccolo, Eva Roost, Fabien Praz, Lorenz Räber, Marco Valgimigli, Peter Wenaweser, Peter Jüni, Thierry Carrel, Stephan Windecker, Stefan Stortecky
Aims: To analyse reasons, timing and predictors of hospital readmissions after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Methods and Results: Patients included in the Bern TAVI Registry between August 2007 and June 2014 were analysed. Fine and Gray competing risk regression was used to identify factors predictive of hospital readmission within 1 year after TAVI with bootstrap analysis for internal validation. Of 868 patients alive at discharge, 221 (25.4%) were readmitted within 1 year...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429164/detection-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens-in-oncology-patients-by-highly-multiplexed-molecular-panels
#6
C C Otto, L H Chen, T He, Y-W Tang, N E Babady
We compared the frequency of gastrointestinal (GI) pathogen detection in an oncology patient population by two multiplexed molecular assays, the Luminex xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP, which identifies 14 GI pathogens) and the BioFire Gastrointestinal Panel (BFGP, which identifies 22 GI pathogens). We additionally reviewed the clinical characteristics of patients tested with both panels. A total of 200 prospectively collected and 81 archived stool samples were tested by both panels. In the prospective cohort, the GPP and BFGP identified a pathogen in 33...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424407/the-expression-of-histone-deacetylase-hdac1-correlates-with-the-progression-and-prognosis-of-gastrointestinal-malignancy
#7
Lin-Lin Cao, Zhihong Yue, Lianhua Liu, Lin Pei, Yue Yin, Li Qin, Jie Zhao, Huixin Liu, Hui Wang, Mei Jia
Gastrointestinal malignancy is a severe public health threat worldwide, and survival for most types of gastrointestinal cancer is very poor. Therefore, finding better cancer biomarkers to diagnose gastrointestinal malignancy and predict patient survival is essential. HDAC1 has been reported to be closely associated with several types of cancer, but the precise role of HDAC1 in gastrointestinal cancer is not clear. Recently, quite a few studies have investigated the correlation between HDAC1 expression and clinical features or prognosis in multiple types of gastrointestinal malignancies, but the results were inconsistent...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422804/a-review-of-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease
#8
Saleha Z Munir, James Aylward
: Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication that occurs following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is a potential curative therapy used in a variety of malignant or benign hematological diseases. Graft-versus-host disease primarily occurs in many organs, but most notably in the skin, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, eyes, mucosa, and musculoskeletal system. Ocular manifestations of GVHD may precede other systemic GVHD findings, and it may be a poor prognosis for mortality...
May 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421161/incidence-of-immune-related-adverse-events-with-program-death-receptor-1-and-program-death-receptor-1-ligand-directed-therapies-in-genitourinary-cancers
#9
REVIEW
Benjamin L Maughan, Erin Bailey, David M Gill, Neeraj Agarwal
Program death receptor-1 (PD-1) and program death receptor-1 ligand (PD-L1) inhibitors are increasingly being used in the clinic to treat a growing number of malignancies, including many genitourinary (GU) malignancies. These immune-based therapies have demonstrated a distinct toxicity profile compared to traditional chemotherapy and the targeted therapies directed at the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway or the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway. Autoimmune toxicity targeting the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or the endocrine organs are some of the more common adverse events (AEs) noted with these therapies...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420629/dexamethasone-versus-standard-treatment-for-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-gastrointestinal-surgery-randomised-controlled-trial-dreams-trial
#10
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Objectives To determine whether preoperative dexamethasone reduces postoperative vomiting in patients undergoing elective bowel surgery and whether it is associated with other measurable benefits during recovery from surgery, including quicker return to oral diet and reduced length of stay.Design Pragmatic two arm parallel group randomised trial with blinded postoperative care and outcome assessment.Setting 45 UK hospitals.Participants 1350 patients aged 18 or over undergoing elective open or laparoscopic bowel surgery for malignant or benign pathology...
April 18, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416775/volatile-organic-compounds-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour-tissue-originating-from-patient-derived-xenografts
#11
Renata Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Woźniak, Yemarshet Gebreyohannes, Bartosz Dykcik, Patrick Schöffski, Michal Markuszewski
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, localized mainly in the stomach or small intestine. The metabolomic signature of GIST signature associated with various mutations in KIT gene remains undiscovered and unexplored. The main aim of this pilot study was to determine and compare metabolomic profiles in GIST xenograft models with different genetic background. Metabolomic profiling using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry followed by both univariate and multivariate statistical analyses was applied to select metabolites which differentiate the GIST models studied...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415678/genetic-progression-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-mechanisms-and-molecular-interventions
#12
REVIEW
Ke Li, Haibo Cheng, Zhang Li, Yuzhi Pang, Xiaona Jia, Feifei Xie, Guohong Hu, Qingping Cai, Yuexiang Wang
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common sarcomas in humans. Constitutively activating mutations in the KIT or PDGFRA receptor tyrosine kinases are the initiating oncogenic events. Most metastatic GISTs respond dramatically to therapies with KIT/PDGFRA inhibitors. Asymptomatic and mitotically-inactive KIT/PDGFRA-mutant "microGISTs" are found in one third of adults, but most of these small tumors never progress to malignancy, underscoring that a progression of oncogenic mutations is required...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415645/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-limits-of-diagnosis-and-the-case-for-liquid-biopsy
#13
REVIEW
James R W McMullen, Matthew Selleck, Nathan R Wall, Maheswari Senthil
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis (PC) is a late stage manifestation of several gastrointestinal malignancies including appendiceal, colorectal, and gastric cancer. In PC, tumors metastasize to and deposit on the peritoneal surface and often leave patients with only palliative treatment options. For colorectal PC, median survival is approximately five months, and palliative systemic therapy is able to extend this to approximately 12 months. However, cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) with a curative intent is possible in some patients with limited tumor burden...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414765/validation-of-full-field-optical-coherence-tomography-in-distinguishing-malignant-and-benign-tissue-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-specimens
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Labrinus van Manen, Paulien L Stegehuis, Arantza Fariña-Sarasqueta, Lorraine M de Haan, Jeroen Eggermont, Bert A Bonsing, Hans Morreau, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Jouke Dijkstra, J Sven D Mieog
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. The minority of patients can undergo curative-intended surgical therapy due to progressive disease stage at time of diagnosis. Nonetheless, tumor involvement of surgical margins is seen in up to 70% of resections, being a strong negative prognostic factor. Real-time intraoperative imaging modalities may aid surgeons to obtain tumor-free resection margins. Full-field optical coherence tomography (FF-OCT) is a promising diagnostic tool using high-resolution white-light interference microscopy without tissue processing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
#15
V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413675/primary-mesenteric-adenocarcinoma-covered-by-abscess-of-the-mesocolon-and-intestinal-obstruction-a-case-report
#16
Yun Luo, Memgchuan Ou, Yushun Zhang, Zhiming Fu, Chongshu Wang
Primary mesenteric adenocarcinoma (PMA) is a rare malignant disease. A case of PMA that was covered by an abscess of the mesocolon and intestinal obstruction is reported in the present study. As the onset site of PMA is often obscured or hidden, there may be no clinical symptoms in the early stage. At the advanced stage, the tumor size is large enough to induce intestinal obstruction, perforation, bleeding, volvulus and other clinical symptoms in the majority of patients. Computed tomography scans, ultrasound and other auxiliary examinations are not sufficiently accurate for diagnosing PMA with non-specific characteristics in the majority of cases, causing certain difficulties in the pre-operative diagnosis of PMA, which easily lead to misdiagnosis...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410601/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-nk-t-cell-lymphomas
#17
REVIEW
Eric Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong
Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is an aggressive malignancy of putative NK-cell origin, with a minority deriving from the T-cell lineage. Pathologically, the malignancy occurs in two forms, extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type; and aggressive NK-cell leukaemia. Lymphoma occur most commonly (80%) in the nose and upper aerodigestive tract, less commonly (20%) in non-nasal areas (skin, gastrointestinal tract, testis, salivary gland), and rarely as disseminated disease with a leukemic phase...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410575/effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-gastrointestinal-malignancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Jing Yu, Lian Liu, Yue Zhang, Jia Wei, Fan Yang
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection remains the primary treatment for gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy including early-stage cancer. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have been reported to have beneficial clinical and immune-modulating effects in the prognosis of GI cancer patients undergoing surgery. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, EBSCO-Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), CNKI and Wanfang to identify primary research reporting the effects of n-3 PUFAs compared with isocaloric nutrition on GI cancer patients who underwent surgery up to the end of June 30, 2016...
April 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409867/amino-acid-derived-naphthalenediimides-as-versatile-g-quadruplex-binders
#19
Dora Maria Răsădean, Bin Sheng, Jyotirmaee Dash, G Dan Pantos
We report herein the design and synthesis of water soluble, amino acid functionalised naphthalenediimides (NDIs) as potential ligands of native G quadruplexes. The NDIs have been tested on a panel of oncogene promoters and also on the human telomeric sequence h-telo and double-strand DNA. Out of the ligands tested, NDI 3 (Nε Boc-L lysine protected NDI) exhibited a highly discriminating nature, stabilising only the oncogene promoter c kit2, which is up-regulated up to 80% in ovarian, gastrointestinal and breast malignancies...
April 13, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405535/signet-cell-in-the-brain-a-case-report-of-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-the-presenting-feature-of-gastric-signet-cell-cancer
#20
Saeed Ali, Muhammad Talha Khan, Evgeny A Idrisov, Aadil Maqsood, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, Khalid Abusaada
Malignant infiltration of pia and arachnoid mater, referred to as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC), is a rare complication of gastric carcinoma. The most common underlying malignancy in patients with LMC are leukemia, breast cancer, lymphoma, and lung cancer. We report a case of gastric adenocarcinoma that presented with LMC in the absence of overt gastrointestinal signs or symptoms. A 56-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the hospital with a three-week history of intermittent headaches and visual blurring...
March 7, 2017: Curēus
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