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Zubair Malik, Rahul Kataria, Rani Modayil, Adam C Ehrlich, Ron Schey, Henry P Parkman, Stavros N Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND: Gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) of the pylorus is a technique that is recently being used to treat gastroparesis. Our aim was to report our experience in performing G-POEM for refractory gastroparesis of different etiologies and determine symptom improvement. METHODS: Thirteen patients undergoing G-POEM are reported. Pre- and post-procedure gastric emptying study (GES) and PAGI-SYM for symptom severity were obtained. Patients underwent G-POEM by creating a submucosal tunnel starting in the greater curvature of the distal antrum and extending it to the beginning of the duodenal bulb, followed by a full thickness pyloromyotomy...
February 22, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Reiko Kuriki, Tsuyoshi Hata, Kinuyo Nakayama, Yuichi Ito, Kazunari Misawa, Seiji Ito, Michiko Tatematsu, Norio Kaneda
Background: Most eye disorders are not fatal but may deteriorate the quality of life of a patient. The eye disorder that is most frequently reported in the cancer chemotherapy is associated with the combination of tegafur/gimeracil/potassium oxonate (S-1). However, preventive methods or treatment methods for the eye disorder have not yet been established. This study aimed to determine changes in tear volume and subjective ocular symptoms during the treatment period in patients receiving S-1 monotherapy for early detection of adverse effects in the eye and establishment of its treatment methods...
2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
Katsunobu Oyama, Sachio Fushida, Jun Kinoshita, Shinichi Nakanuma, Koichi Okamoto, Seisho Sakai, Isamu Makino, Keishi Nakamura, Hironori Hayashi, Masafumi Inokuchi, Tomoharu Miyashita, Hidehiro Tajima, Hiroyuki Takamura, Itasu Ninomiya, Tetsuo Ohta
The effectiveness of multi-modal therapy for advanced gastric cancer were reported recently.These therapies are highly invasive, therefore the peri-operative management for regulation of general condition is important.We introduced early enteral nutrition for these cases aiming for improvement of post-operative course.We examined 18 cases with early enteral nutrition in 76 gastrectomised patient after pre-operative chemotherapy.In 15 of 18 patients, maximum dose of enteral nutrition was 960 kcal/day or more...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Rong Niu, Jian-Feng Wang, Da-Chuan Zhang, Xiao-Liang Shao, Chun Qiu, Yue-Tao Wang
RATIONALE: Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma (LGMS) is a rare mesenchyme-derived tumor, which usually occurs in head, neck (especially tongue and mouth), and limbs. In this report, we described a case of gastric LGMS by F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), which has not been reported previously. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 51-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital with upper abdominal discomfort for 1 year and gradually increased eating difficulties over the last 3 months...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
H Y Li, C Q Lan, H Weng, S X Chen, Q H Lin, J B Huang
Objective: To describe the characteristics of the nodular type of pulmonary cryptococcosis (PC) with coexisting lung cancer. Methods: A total of 9 cases of PC with coexisting lung cancer, admitted to Fuzhou Pulmonary Hospital of Fujian from 1st January 2009 to 31th December 2016, and confirmed by pathological examinations, were studied and the related literature were reviewed. Results: The patients consisted of 1 male and 8 females, with a mean age of (53±10) years (range, 38 to 68 years). Four patients (44...
November 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Lavinia Olar, Paul MitruŢ, Charoula Florou, Gheorghe Dan Mălăescu, Octavian Ion Predescu, Liliana Marcela Rogozea, LaurenŢiu Mogoantă, Nina Ionovici, Ionica Pirici
Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection is one of the most frequent bacterial infections in humans. The studies performed in the last 30 years showed that this bacterium is the main cause of chronic gastritis and the main etiological agent of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. We investigated the prevalence of HP infection in a group of 1525 patients who addressed a gastroenterology medical center between 2010-2014, in Craiova, Romania, for dyspeptic symptoms. The patients underwent a clinical, endoscopic and serologic investigation for highlighting a possible HP infection...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Hongshuang Tong, Yue Wang, Yue Li, Shujuan Liu, Chunjie Chi, Desheng Liu, Lei Guo, Enyou Li, Changsong Wang
Background: Gastric cancer ranks 4th among the most common cancers worldwide, and the mortality caused by gastric cancer is 2nd only to lung cancer. Gastric cancer shows a lack of specific symptoms in its early stages. In addition, its clinical symptoms often do not match the corresponding stage. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of gastric cancer because of its high accuracy. However, this operation is invasive, patient compliance is poor, and high demands for medical staff and equipment are typical of this procedure...
2017: Cancer Cell International
Yukinori Yamagata, Kazuyuki Saito, Kosuke Hirano, Yawara Kubota, Ryuji Yoshioka, Takashi Okuyama, Emiko Takeshita, Nobumi Tagaya, Shinichi Sameshima, Tamaki Noie, Masatoshi Oya
BACKGROUND: Duodenal obstruction occurs mainly due to physical lesions such as duodenal ulcers or tumors. Obstruction due to bezoars is rare. We describe an extremely rare case of obstruction in the third portion of the duodenum caused by a diospyrobezoar 15 months after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man who underwent laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer 15 months before admission experienced abdominal distension and occasional vomiting...
November 29, 2017: BMC Surgery
Ricardo G Pastorello, Mariana Petaccia de Macedo, Wilson Luiz da Costa Junior, Maria Dirlei F S Begnami
The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is one of the most common procedures currently performed for surgical treatment of patients with severe obesity. Gastric cancer after bariatric surgery is not common, with most of them arising in the excluded stomach. Gastric mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas are a rare type of stomach malignancy, composed of both adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumor-cell components, with the latter comprising at least 30% of the whole neoplasm. In this article, we report a unique case of a mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma with a mixed adenocarcinoma (tubular and poorly cohesive) component arising in the gastric pouch of a patient who underwent previous Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for glycemic control...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Floor W T Vergouwe, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Katharina Biermann, Nicole S Erler, René M H Wijnen, Marco J Bruno, Manon C W Spaander
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Esophageal atresia is rare, but improved surgical and intensive care techniques have increased rates of survival in children, so there are now many adults with this disorder. Many patients with esophageal atresia develop gastroesophageal reflux (GER), raising concerns about increased risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE; prevalence of 1.3%-1.6% in general population) and esophageal carcinoma. We assessed the prevalence of BE and esophageal carcinoma in this population. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 289 patients with esophageal atresia at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands, from May 2012 through March 2017...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dana A Pérez Camargo, Silvia R Allende Pérez, Emma Verastegui Avilés, Mónica M Rivera Franco, Abelardo Meneses García, Ángel Herrera Gómez, Víctor I Urbalejo Ceniceros
Sarcopenia has been evaluated as a separate condition in cancer patients and as an important indicator of adverse outcomes. Muscle mass and phase angle are usually quantified by bioelectrical impedance analysis, due to its lower cost, and availability. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of sarcopenia, phase angle, and other characteristics on overall survival (OS) in palliative cancer patients at the National Cancer Institute of Mexico. We enrolled 628 patients (female, 59%). The most frequent disease was gastric cancer (39...
November 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
Shuo Zhou, Zheng Lu, Hua Wu, Cong-You Gu, Deng-Yong Zhang, Wan-Liang Sun, Xiang Ma, Hui-Chun Liu
Multiple primary malignancies (MPM) are rare. In particular, synchronous gallbladder and gastric malignancies are extremely rare, are associated with a concealed onset and atypical symptoms, and are highly likely to be overlooked or misdiagnosed. The clinical data of two patients with synchronous gallbladder and gastric malignancies are herein reported and integrated with the relevant literature to retrospectively analyze and summarize the pathogenesis and clinical characteristics of MPM. Case 1 was a male 46-year-old patient who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and succumbed to extensive tumor metastasis 2 months after the operation...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Yukio Maezawa, Haruhiko Cho, Kazuki Kano, Tetsushi Nakajima, Kousuke Ikeda, Takanobu Yamada, Tsutomu Sato, Takashi Ohshima, Yasushi Rino, Munetaka Masuda, Takashi Ogata, Takaki Yoshikawa
A 72-year-old woman had undergone laparoscope-assisted distal gastrectomy with D1 plus lymph node dissection and antecolic Roux-en-Y reconstruction for early gastric cancer. She visited our department outpatient clinic with left upper abdominal pain 1 year and 9 months after the surgery. CT revealed a spiral sign of the superior mesenteric arteriovenous branch. An internal hernia was suspected on hospitalization. Although abdominal symptoms were relieved by conservative treatment, the hernia persisted. Laparoscopic surgery was performed and revealed that almost entire small intestine had been affected due to Petersen's defect...
October 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yuki Ushimaru, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Yuji Shishido, Yoshitomo Yanagimoto, Jeong-Ho Moon, Keijiro Sugimura, Takeshi Omori, Hiroshi Miyata, Masahiko Yano
BACKGROUND: Total gastrectomy (TG) and proximal gastrectomy (PG) are used to treat upper-third early gastric cancer. To date, no consensus has been reached regarding which procedure should be selected. The aim of this study was to validate the usefulness of preserving the stomach in early upper-third gastric cancer. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 201 patients underwent PG or TG at our institution for treatment of upper-third early gastric cancer. According to the defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, 192 cases were enrolled in this study...
October 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
Soojung Ahn, Hyejeong Jung, Sanghee Kim, Sang Joon Shin, Chang Gi Park, Sang Hui Chu
PURPOSE: The number of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer survivors has been steadily increasing owing to early diagnosis and improved cancer treatment outcomes. The quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors can provide distinct prognostic information and represent their functioning. This study aimed to investigate the levels of symptoms, psychological distress, and QoL of GI cancer survivors, and identify factors associated with QoL. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 145 survivors of gastric or colorectal cancer in a university-affiliated hospital, Seoul, South Korea...
October 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
Najibeh Shekari, Behzad Baradaran, Dariush Shanehbandi, Tohid Kazemi
Gastric cancer (GC) as a global health problem is one of the deadliest cancer all over the world. Poor clinical symptoms, unfavorable prognosis and absence of proper diagnostic techniques for early detection cause GC as the third lethal cancer in the world. Presence of sensitive and specific biomarkers for early detection and monitoring the progression of GC could lead to the reduction of mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are gene regulator RNAs play important roles in tumorgenesis. In addition to intracellular miRNAs, circulating miRNAs faithfully reflect the state of cancer progression and provide a promising perspective on early diagnosis of GC...
October 3, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Jing Wang, Lei Zhao, Nina Ma, Juanjuan Che, Huihui Li, Bangwei Cao
RATIONALE: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS) is an idiopathic, nonhereditary syndrome haracterized by gastrointestinal (GI) polyposis and ectodermal changes including alopecia, onychatrophia, and pigmentation. CCS colon polyps were previously considered to be benign neoplasms. However, serrated adenoma was reported to be associated with malignant neoplasms in some cases of gastric and colorectal carcinomas, and esophageal cancers. Although malignant colon and gastric cancer have been reported in CCS, reports of distant metastasis have been rare in CCS...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mohammed Ibrahim, Kissan Gilbert
Adenocarcinoma stands the most common malignancies in the gastric carcinomas and holds a significant mortality and morbidity rates annually, due to the early vague symptoms among the population and hence the delayed presentation at advanced stages of cancer. In India the screening programs for gastric cancer has been a setback due to various logistics reasons and the data available from reporting is also not content. Our study is a review article featuring the management of gastric cancer in the Indian population...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Karen Robinson, Kazuyo Kaneko, Leif Percival Andersen
Helicobacter pylori is usually acquired in early childhood and the infection persists lifelong without causing symptoms. In a small of cases, the infection leads to gastric or duodenal ulcer disease, or gastric cancer. Why disease occurs in these individuals remains unclear, however the host response is known to play a very important part. Understanding the mechanisms involved in maintaining control over the immune and inflammatory response is therefore extremely important. Vaccines against H. pylori have remained elusive but are desperately needed for the prevention of gastric carcinogenesis...
September 2017: Helicobacter
T Irino, A Tsekrekos, A Coppola, C M Scandavini, A Shetye, L Lundell, I Rouvelas
It is generally recognized that in patients with an intact stomach diagnosed with esophageal cancer, gastric tubulization and pull-up shall always be the preferred technique for reconstruction after an esophageal resection. However, in cases with extensive gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer with aboral spread and after previous gastric surgery, alternative methods for reconstruction have to be pursued. Moreover, in benign cases as well as in those with early neoplastic lesions of the esophagus and the GEJ that are associated with long survival, it is basically unclear which conduit should be recommended...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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