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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913498/long-term-risk-of-second-malignancy-and-cardiovascular-disease-after-hodgkin-lymphoma-treatment
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Flora E van Leeuwen, Andrea K Ng
Long-term survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) experience several late adverse effects of treatment, with second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) being the leading causes of death in these patients. Other late effects have also been identified, such as pulmonary dysfunction, endocrinopathies (thyroid dysfunction, infertility), neck muscle atrophy, and persistent fatigue. HL survivors have two- to fourfold increased risks to develop SMNs and CVD compared with the general population...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904860/interventional-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Jianwei Zhu, Zhendong Jin
BACKGROUND: Palliative therapy and primarily chemoradiotherapy are the mainstream treatments in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer (PC). Conventional endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided interventional therapy has emerged as an important procedure for PC management. In this review, the progress in conventional endoscopy and EUS for PC management is discussed. SUMMARY: For local palliative therapy against PC, EUS-guided fine needle injection (FNI) could deliver different kinds of agents, such as radioactive seeds and fiducials...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902422/microbiota-dysbiosis-a-new-piece-in-the-understanding-of-carcinogenesis-puzzle
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Valeria García-Castillo, Enrique Sanhueza, Eileen McNerney, Sergio A Onate, Apolinaria García
Cancer is defined as an uncontrolled proliferation of malignant cells in a host and it is one of the main causes of death worldwide. Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in its development and the involvement of microbial communities has also recently been recognized. The close relationship that characterizes the colonization of human commensal communities involves health risks particularly when the homeostasis is disturbed. It has been hypothesized that this process may lead to cancer by modulating the inflammatory response of the host, by the production of carcinogenic metabolic products or by the production of toxins which disrupt the cell cycle...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898350/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-complicated-by-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report
#4
Neha L Nemade, Urvi B Shukla, Gajanan D Wagholikar
INTRODUCTION: Cronkhite Canada Syndrome (CCS) is a rare syndrome, described in 1955 by Americans, Leonard Wolsey Cronkhite and Wilma Jeanne Canada in the New England Journal of Medicine [1]. About 450 cases have been reported. Complications, like malignant transformation, unprovoked thromboembolism is known. Since there is wide variability in medical presentation, no definitive diagnostic and treatment protocol s have been set. The mortality remains at 55%. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 50 year old male patient presenting with diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, ectodermal features...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895815/molecular-predictive-markers-in-tumors-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Eirini Papadopoulou, Vasiliki Metaxa-Mariatou, Georgios Tsaousis, Nikolaos Tsoulos, Angeliki Tsirigoti, Chrisoula Efstathiadou, Angela Apessos, Konstantinos Agiannitopoulos, Georgia Pepe, Eugenia Bourkoula, George Nasioulas
Gastrointestinal malignancies are among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Like all human malignancies they are characterized by accumulation of mutations which lead to inactivation of tumor suppressor genes or activation of oncogenes. Advances in Molecular Biology techniques have allowed for more accurate analysis of tumors' genetic profiling using new breakthrough technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS), leading to the development of targeted therapeutical approaches based upon biomarker-selection...
November 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891750/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-with-and-without-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-an-australian-cohort
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Ken Liu, Ruoxi Wang, Viraj Kariyawasam, Mark Wells, Simone I Strasser, Geoff McCaughan, Crispin Corte, Rupert W Leong
BACKGROUND&AIMS: Epidemiological data on primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) outside the Northern hemisphere is limited. Similarly, the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on PSC outcomes remains unclear. We aimed to study the epidemiology and outcomes of PSC patients with and without IBD in an Australian cohort. METHODS: We retrospectively studied PSC patients attending two tertiary referral hospitals over 20years. Diagnosis of PSC was made according to international guidelines by positive cholangiography and/or liver biopsy (for small duct PSC) with supporting clinical and laboratory evidence RESULTS: 208 PSC patients (61% male) were studied (2,271patient-years follow-up)...
November 28, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890494/neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-lung-current-challenges-and-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-well-differentiated-disease
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REVIEW
Andrew E Hendifar, Alberto M Marchevsky, Richard Tuli
Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) comprise a heterogeneous group of malignancies that arise from neuroendocrine cells throughout the body, most commonly originating from the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Lung NET can be classified as well-differentiated (low-grade typical carcinoids [TC] and intermediate-grade atypical carcinoids [AC]) and poorly differentiated (high-grade large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma or small cell lung carcinoma). The incidence of these tumors is increasing, but disease awareness remains low among thoracic specialists who are often involved in the diagnosis and early treatment for these patients...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889195/metastasectomy-in-cutaneous-melanoma
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REVIEW
K Lasithiotakis, O Zoras
Metastectomy remains the only treatment in malignant melanoma to offer complete pathologic response within a few days of in-hospital stay. It has been historically associated with the highest survival rates in the literature reported for patients of this stage. However, only a minority of patients are amenable to curative resection of distant metastatic disease. This patient group exhibit slow growing oligometastases as indicated by: a. Long disease free interval after treatment of their primary tumours and b...
November 13, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885876/predictors-and-survival-for-pathologic-tumor-response-grade-in-borderline-resectable-and-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-treated-with-induction-chemotherapy-and-neoadjuvant-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Eric A Mellon, William H Jin, Jessica M Frakes, Barbara A Centeno, Tobin J Strom, Gregory M Springett, Mokenge P Malafa, Ravi Shridhar, Pamela J Hodul, Sarah E Hoffe
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant therapy response correlates with survival in multiple gastrointestinal malignancies. To potentially augment neoadjuvant response for pancreas adenocarcinoma, we intensified treatment with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) following multi-agent chemotherapy. Using this regimen, we analyzed whether the College of American Pathology (CAP) tumor regression grade (TRG) at pancreatectomy correlated with established response biomarkers and survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified borderline resectable (BRPC) and locally advanced (LAPC) pancreatic cancer patients treated according to our institutional clinical pathway who underwent surgical resection with reported TRG (n = 81, median follow-up after surgery 24...
November 25, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884585/the-successful-treatment-of-5-fluorouracil-5-fu-overdose-in-a-patient-with-malignancy-and-hiv-aids-with-uridine-triacetate
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Cynthia Santos, Brent W Morgan, Robert J Geller
According to the NIH, about 275000 patients receive treatment with 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and more than 1300 die from 5-FU toxicity every year from life-threatening myelosuppression, gastrointestinal complications, and neurotoxicity. Immunocompromised persons are at higher risk of developing toxicity. Recently uridine triacetate (Vistagard®) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the only specific antidote available for 5-FU poisoning. In a clinical trial (n=135), 96% of patients with 5-FU toxicity recovered after treatment, where as in a historical control group only 10% survived...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882097/effect-of-a-paclitaxel-eluting-metallic-stent-on-rabbit-esophagus
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Yin Zhang, Ying Gao, Jianping Chen, Limei Ma, Li Liu, Xiang Wang, Zhining Fan
The use of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) is the current treatment of choice for malignant gastrointestinal obstructions. A paclitaxel-eluting metallic SEMS (PEMS) may have an antitumor effect on esophageal tissue. PEMS with 10% paclitaxel or conventional SEMS were inserted into the lower esophagus of rabbits. Following the insertion of the stents for 1, 2, 4 and 6 weeks, the rabbits were sacrificed and the status of the stent insertion was examined, as well as any macroscopic or microscopic mucosal changes in the esophageal tissue...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881097/ischaemic-stroke-and-clostridium-septicum-sepsis-and-meningitis-in-a-patient-with-occult-colon-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kosmas Macha, Antje Giede-Jeppe, Hannes Lücking, Roland Coras, Hagen B Huttner, Jürgen Held
BACKGROUND: Clostridium septicum is a rare cause of meningitis and brain abscess in children and adults. Gas production by the pathogen can lead to pneumocephalus and the overall mortality rate of Clostridium septicum CNS infection is as high as 74%. The most common entry site of the pathogen is the gastrointestinal tract. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 74-year-old man who presented with a left-sided cerebral infarction in the middle cerebral artery territory...
November 24, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879545/epstein-barr-virus-associated-mucocutaneous-ulcer-in-a-patient-with-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-importance-of-accurate-diagnosis-and-conservative-management
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Anant Vatsayan, Ashish Gupta, Sanjay Ahuja, Rachel Egler, Rose C Beck, Yousif Matloub
Epstein-Barr virus-associated mucocutaneous ulcer (EBV-MCU) is a recently characterized entity that falls under the spectrum of EBV-lymphoproliferative disorders. First described in 2010 by Dojcinov et al, it is an EBV-driven localized proliferation of B cells, occurring in mucocutaneous tissues including the skin, the oropharynx, and the gastrointestinal tract of immunosuppressed patients in the absence of an intact T-cell repertoire. Typically, it has been described in elderly patients with age-related immunosenescence and patients who are on immunosuppressive therapy...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878636/imaging-of-secretory-tumors-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Yehia M ElGuindy, Sanaz Javadi, Christine O Menias, Corey T Jensen, Haitham Elsamaloty, Khaled M Elsayes
Gastrointestinal secretory tumors, or gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, encompass a wide array of endocrine cell tumors. The significance of these tumors lies in their ability to alter physiology through hormone production as we well as in their malignant potential. Functioning tumors may present earlier due to symptomatology; conversely, non-functioning tumors are often diagnosed late as they reach large sizes, causing symptoms secondary to local mass effect. Imaging aids in the diagnosis, staging, and prognosis and provides key information for presurgical planning...
November 23, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878061/oral-apremilast-for-the-treatment-of-plaque-psoriasis
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REVIEW
James Q Del Rosso, Leon Kircik
This article provides an update on the use of oral apremilast, a phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitor, for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Emphasis is placed on safety evaluations, although efficacy considerations are also addressed. Both two-year and three -year data analyses support the favorable safety profile reported in pivotal trials with this agent. Although effective in many study subjects despite baseline characteristics, higher response rates were noted in those with a baseline psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) score <20 and in subjects not previously treated with systemic therapy for psoriasis...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876012/phase-i-study-of-low-dose-metronomic-temozolomide-for-recurrent-malignant-gliomas
#16
Eric T Wong, Joshua Timmons, Amy Callahan, Lauren O'Loughlin, Bridget Giarusso, David C Alsop
BACKGROUND: The treatment goal for recurrent malignant gliomas centers on disease stabilization while minimizing therapy-related side effects. Metronomic dosing of cytotoxic chemotherapy has emerged as a promising option to achieve this objective. METHODS: This phase I study was performed using metronomic temozolomide (mTMZ) at 25 or 50 mg/m(2)/day continuously in 42-day cycles. Correlative studies were incorporated using arterial spin labeling MRI to assess tumor blood flow, analysis of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9 activities in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) as surrogates for tumor angiogenesis and invasion, as well as determination of CSF soluble interleukin-2 receptor alpha (sIL-2Rα) levels as a marker of immune modulation...
November 22, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875530/validity-of-a-minimally-invasive-autopsy-for-cause-of-death-determination-in-adults-in-mozambique-an-observational-study
#17
Paola Castillo, Miguel J Martínez, Esperança Ussene, Dercio Jordao, Lucilia Lovane, Mamudo R Ismail, Carla Carrilho, Cesaltina Lorenzoni, Fabiola Fernandes, Rosa Bene, Antonio Palhares, Luiz Ferreira, Marcus Lacerda, Inacio Mandomando, Jordi Vila, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Khátia Munguambe, Maria Maixenchs, Ariadna Sanz, Llorenç Quintó, Eusebio Macete, Pedro Alonso, Quique Bassat, Clara Menéndez, Jaume Ordi
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need to identify tools able to provide reliable information on the cause of death in low-income regions, since current methods (verbal autopsy, clinical records, and complete autopsies) are either inaccurate, not feasible, or poorly accepted. We aimed to compare the performance of a standardized minimally invasive autopsy (MIA) approach with that of the gold standard, the complete diagnostic autopsy (CDA), in a series of adults who died at Maputo Central Hospital in Mozambique...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874944/rupture-of-liver-abscess-following-hepatogastric-fistula-caused-by-perforation-of-remnant-gastric-carcinoma-a-case-report
#18
L-M Qian, J-G Ge, J-M Huang
OBJECTIVE: We report the case of a 73-year-old man, with a history of proximal subtotal gastrectomy, who suffered acute abdominal symptoms and signs. Laparotomy showed rupture of liver abscess and hepatogastric fistula formation caused by perforation of remnant stomach. CASE REPORT: Residual stomach resection, incision and drainage of liver abscess were performed, and the patient was smoothly discharged from hospital nineteen days after the emergency operation. RESULTS: The final pathology confirmed the remnant gastric adenocarcinoma...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872531/positive-peritoneal-lavage-cytology-implications-for-staging-and-management-of-gastric-cancer
#19
Suman B Koganti, Satish Boddepalli, Muralidhar Nambada, Venu Madhav Thumma, Bheerappa Nagari, R A Sastry
The survival rates of gastric cancer patients with cytology-positive peritoneal lavage fluid without macroscopic dissemination (CY+/P-) is the same as that of patients with overt peritoneal metastasis.The 5-year survival rate of such patients is only 2%. The current study aims to highlight its significance in the staging of gastrointestinal malignancies and its implications for patient care. Prospective nonrandom analysis of peritoneal wash cytology in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies was conducted in the department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad from January 2012 to June 2013...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869179/interleukins-17-and-23-in-patients-with-gastric-neoplasms
#20
Wojciech Błogowski, Anna Madej-Michniewicz, Natalia Marczuk, Barbara Dołęgowska, Teresa Starzyńska
Recently there has been heightened interest in the potential significance of interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-23 in the development/progression of human malignancies. Here, we analyzed the systemic levels of these cytokines in 75 patients with different types of gastric neoplasms (carcinoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, neuroendocrine neoplasms, and lymphomas) and 42 healthy volunteers. We found that patients with all types of gastric neoplasms have significantly lower IL-23 levels. However, in comparison to the levels in healthy individuals, IL-17 concentrations were lower only in patients with types of gastric neoplasms other than carcinoma...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
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