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Gastric cancer and endoscopy

Olga Sjomina, Jelizaveta Pavlova, Ilva Daugule, Pavel Janovic, Ilze Kikuste, Aigars Vanags, Ivars Tolmanis, Dace Rudzite, Inese Polaka, Ilona Kojalo, Inta Liepniece-Karele, Sergejs Isajevs, Daiga Santare, Valdis Pirags, Jelena Pahomova, Vilnis Dzerve, Lilian Tzivian, Andrejs Erglis, Marcis Leja
AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the rationale of blood pepsinogen (PG) testing in population based screening settings. METHODS: Participants from a cross-sectional population-based study of cardiovascular risk factors in Latvia were invited to participate in the current study. Pepsinogen I and II were measured in blood samples taken during the initial study and at follow-up; upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed. There were three groups of patients: with moderately decreased (PG I< 70 ng/ml and PG I/PG II ratio < 3), with strongly decreased (PG I< 30 ng/ml and PG I/PG II ratio < 2), and with normal PG level...
March 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Xi Li, Hui Li, Xingzhen He, Tingai Chen, Xianyuan Xia, Chunxia Yang, Wei Zheng
Early identification of premalignant and malignant gastric mucosa is crucial to decrease the incidence and mortality of stomach cancer. Spectrum- and time-resolved multiphoton microscopy are capable of providing not only structural but also biochemical information at the subcellular level. Based on this multidimensional imaging technique, we performed a systematic investigation on fresh human tissue specimens at the typical stages of gastric carcinogenesis, including normal, chronic gastritis with erosion, chronic gastritis with intestinal metaplasia, and intestinal-type adenocarcinoma...
February 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
D Iadicola, P De Marco, S Bonventre, E M Grutta, G Barletta, L Licari, G Gulotta
INTRODUCTION: Bowel wall thickening is not an uncommon finding among patient undergoing abdomen CT scan. It may be caused by neoplastic, inflammatory, infectious or ischaemic conditions but also be a normal variant. Although specific radiologic patterns may direct to a precise diagnosis, occasionally misidentification may occur. Thus, in the absence of guidelines, further and not always needed diagnostic procedures (colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy or capsule endoscopy) are performed...
January 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Cornelia Nitipir, Octav Ginghina, Liliana Popa, Florin Andrei, Nicolaie Tudor, Irina Radu, Cristian Iaciu, Cristina Orlov, Florina Vasilescu, Cristian Balalau, Grigoris Leon, Carolina Negrei, Maria Alexandra Barbu
Although gastric metastases have been estimated to occur in less than 2% of cancer patients, an increased use of upper digestive tract endoscopy allows for a higher detection of secondary gastric tumors. We describe the case of a 66-year-old male patient presenting with mild pain in the sternum and upper abdominal area. Physical examination revealed a right parietal skull tumor, with no other significant clinical changes. Upon exclusion of an acute coronary syndrome, upper digestive tract endoscopy was performed, showing the presence of an ulcerated tumor located in the gastric fundus...
April 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Yusuke Horiuchi, Junko Fujisaki, Noriko Yamamoto, Shoichi Yoshimizu, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Masatsugu Nagahama, Hiroshi Takahashi, Tomohiro Tsuchida
BACKGROUND: It is unknown how the accuracy rate of diagnostic demarcation of undifferentiated-type early gastric cancers (UD-type EGCs) differs between patients uninfected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and patients with and without H. pylori eradication. This study assessed and compared the diagnostic accuracy rate in the H. pylori-uninfected group and the non-H. pylori eradication and H. pylori eradication groups. METHODS: Subjects were 81 patients with 81 lesions who underwent endoscopic submucosal dissection between January 2010 and January 2015...
March 13, 2018: Gastric Cancer
Agne Krilaviciute, Christian Stock, Marcis Leja, Hermann Brenner
Regular screening for gastric cancer (GC) is based on invasive upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and is limited to few high incidence countries. As GC is a major cause of cancer death worldwide, a non-invasive, simple screening test is of value. We assessed the prevalence of preclinical GC and the corresponding numbers needed to screen (NNS) to detect GC cases both without and with preselection using breath tests from the literature in various populations. &#13; Methods: Using age- and sex-specific GC incidence data and transition rates from preclinical to clinical GC, we estimated prevalences of preclinical GC worldwide in the populations aged 50-74 years, and we evaluated the accuracy of breath testing for GC detection based on published studies...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
A Pérez-Mendoza, Á M Zárate-Guzmán, E S Galvis García, S Sobrino Cossío, J Djamus Birch
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Gastric cancer is one of the main causes of cancer worldwide, but there is currently no global screening strategy for the disease. Endoscopy is the screening method of choice in some Asian countries, but no standardized technique has been recognized. Systematic alphanumeric-coded endoscopy can increase gastric lesion detection. The aim of the present article was to compare the usefulness of systematic alphanumeric-coded endoscopy with conventional endoscopy for the detection of premalignant lesions and early gastric cancer in subjects at average risk for gastric cancer...
March 8, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
E Ray-Offor, C C Obiorah
Introduction: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-related atrophic gastritis transits through a sequential pathway of intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia to gastric cancer. Gastroscopy offers early detection, treatment and surveillance of gastric cancer. Aims: This study aims to study the prevalence of H. pylori infection and evaluate precancerous lesions (PCLs) of the stomach. Patients and Methods: This is a case controlled study of patients with dyspepsia undergoing gastroscopy at a referral endoscopy facility in Port Harcourt metropolis of Nigeria...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Romano Schneider, Ioannis Lazaridis, Marko Kraljević, Christoph Beglinger, Bettina Wölnerhanssen, Ralph Peterli
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing use of bariatric surgery as the most effective treatment of morbid obesity, there is still no consensus on its preoperative diagnostic workup. The aim of this study was to identify the pathologies of the endoscopic and radiologic investigations before performing bariatric surgery and to evaluate their impact on the patient management. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 1225 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (n = 834) or sleeve gastrectomy (n = 391) at our institution...
January 12, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Miguel Areia, Manon Cw Spaander, Ernst J Kuipers, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro
Background: Endoscopic screening for gastric cancer is debatable in countries with an intermediate risk. Objective: The objective of this article is to determine the cost-utility of screening strategies for gastric cancer in a European country. Methods: We conducted a cost-utility analysis using a Markov model comparing three screening strategies versus no screening: stand-alone upper endoscopy, endoscopy combined with a colorectal cancer screening colonoscopy after a positive faecal occult blood test or pepsinogens serologic screening...
March 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Dragoş Predescu, Silviu Constantinoiu
Background: A few decades ago, esophageal substitution was mainly dedicated particularly in postcaustic esophageal stenosis; currently, the reconstruction has expanded its palette of indications to other areas of benign esophageal pathology (severe motor disorders, esophageal achalasia with multiple relapses, peptic stenosis, etc.) but has also become a quasi-obligatory final time in the esophagectomy for cancer whenever it is possible. The techniques of esophageal reconstruction using the stomach, regardless of the indication and the chosen technical option, remain a valuable and effective method...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Ryo Ogawa, Jun Nishikawa, Eizaburo Hideura, Atsushi Goto, Yurika Koto, Shunsuke Ito, Madoka Unno, Yuko Yamaoka, Ryo Kawasato, Shinichi Hashimoto, Takeshi Okamoto, Hiroyuki Ogihara, Yoshihiko Hamamoto, Isao Sakaida
PURPOSE: The utility of chromoendoscopy for early gastric cancer (GC) was determined by machine learning using data of color differences. METHODS: Eighteen histopathologically confirmed early GC lesions were examined. We prepared images from white light endoscopy (WL), indigo carmine (Indigo), and acetic acid-indigo carmine chromoendoscopy (AIM). A border between cancerous and non-cancerous areas on endoscopic images was established from post-treatment pathological findings, and 2000 pixels with equivalent luminance values were randomly extracted from each image of cancerous and non-cancerous areas...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Tomoya Iida, Kentaro Yamashita, Sae Ohwada, Yosuke Ohkubo, Takehiro Hirano, Takakazu Miyake, Kei Onodera, Toshiyuki Kubo, Hiroo Yamano, Hiroshi Nakase
AIM: Interval gastric cancers (IGC) are defined as those diagnosed after negative results of endoscopy carried out within the past 10 years. We aimed to investigate the characteristics of IGC and the natural history of gastric cancer (GC) from a retrospective view of endoscopic images of older patients with IGC. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed endoscopic images of 240 patients with GC who were aged >60 years. We compared past endoscopic images with newer ones, in which GC was diagnosed...
March 2, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
M J Bourke, H Neuhaus, J J Bergman
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was developed in Japan, early in this century, to provide a minimally invasive yet curative treatment for the large numbers of patients with early gastric cancer identified by the national screening program. Previously the majority of these patients were treated surgically at substantial cost with the significant risk of short and long-term morbidity. Enbloc excision of these early cancers, most with a limited risk of nodal metastasis, allowed complete staging of the tumor, stratification of the subsequent therapeutic approach and potential cure...
February 24, 2018: Gastroenterology
Daniel Skubleny, Jerry T Dang, Samuel Skulsky, Noah Switzer, Chunhong Tian, Xinzhe Shi, Christopher de Gara, Daniel W Birch, Shahzeer Karmali
BACKGROUND: Sentinel node navigation surgery (SNNS) for gastric cancer using infrared visualization of indocyanine green (ICG) is intriguing because it may limit operative morbidity. We are the first to systematically review and perform meta-analysis on the diagnostic utility of ICG and infrared electronic endoscopy (IREE) or near infrared fluorescent imaging (NIFI) for SNNS exclusively in gastric cancer. METHODS: A search of electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library using search terms "gastric/stomach" AND "tumor/carcinoma/cancer/neoplasm/adenocarcinoma/malignancy" AND "indocyanine green" was completed in May 2017...
February 26, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Takeshi Shimakawa, Shinichi Asaka, Miki Miyazawa, Takebumi Usui, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Minoru Murayama, Hajime Yokomizo, Shunichi Shiozawa, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Takao Katsube, Yoshihiko Naritaka
Necrosis of a reconstructed organ after esophageal cancer surgery is a very serious complication that often occurs soon after the surgery. We report a case of emergency surgery that was performed to treat necrosis of a reconstructed colon 10 years after esophagectomy. A 73-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with complaints of chest pain. His history included a proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. His present illness includes endoscopic mucosal resection for superficial esophageal cancer in 1995. Subtotal esophagectomy and right colon interposition through the retrosternal route were performed due to a recurrence in the same lesion in 2005...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Shigeru Fujisaki, Motoi Takashina, Yukari Woo, Ryouichi Tomita, Kenichi Sakurai, Tadatoshi Takayama
We present here a case of transduodenal ampullectomy for an ampullary neoplasm coexisting with gastric and colon cancer. The patient was a 72-year-old man who was referred to our hospital with a positive fecal blood test. Colonoscopy revealed advanced cancer in the descending colon. As part of the preoperative examination, for the colonic cancer, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed. Endoscopy showed a 2 cm elevated lesion(0'-II a type)with subserosalinfil tration on the small curvature side of the upper part of the stomach, and a 2 cm elevated lesion on the papilla of Vater...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Q B Tran, R Mizumoto, S Ratnayake, B Strekozov
INTRODUCTION: Silent metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma presenting as appendicitis is very rare. Rare pathologies may be encountered during common operations such as appendicectomy and an awareness of possible alternative pathological entities would be helpful in a surgeon's wealth of knowledge. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 63-year-old man presented with a three-day history of acute abdominal pain suggestive of appendicitis. Intra-operatively, a macroscopically inflamed and perforated appendix was found...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hussam Ali, Mussarat Yasmin, Muhammad Sharif, Mubashir Husain Rehmani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The early diagnosis of stomach cancer can be performed by using a proper screening procedure. Chromoendoscopy (CH) is an image-enhanced video endoscopy technique, which is used for inspection of the gastrointestinal-tract by spraying dyes to highlight the gastric mucosal structures. An endoscopy session can end up with generating a large number of video frames. Therefore, inspection of every individual endoscopic-frame is an exhaustive task for the medical experts...
April 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Masafumi Ota, Tomomitsu Tahara, Toshimi Otsuka, Wu Jing, Tomoe Nomura, Ranji Hayashi, Takeo Shimasaki, Masakatsu Nakamura, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tomiyasu Arisawa
The present study aimed to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms in receptor interacting serine/threonine kinase 2 ( RIPK2 ), which encodes a component of the nucleotide binding oligomerization domain containing 2-RIP2 pathway, may compromise the innate immune response to Helicobacter pylori infection, leading to increased susceptibility to gastric cancer in the Japanese population. The present case control study investigated the associations between RIPK2 single nucleotide polymorphisms and gastric mucosal inflammation, atrophy and cancer susceptibility in 528 patients with gastric cancer and 697 patients without gastric malignancies on upper gastro-duodenal endoscopy...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
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