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#1
Mari L Shinohara
My father was diagnosed with stomach cancer recently. Luckily, it was still at an early stage, and endoscopic surgery successfully took care of it. My father was fortunate; since people with stomach cancer do not show clear symptoms in the early stages, the disease is often not diagnosed until it becomes advanced. In his case, the diagnosis started from a suggestion by his doctor to check whether he had a gastric infection with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial species found in the digestive tract. In Japan, where he lives, a majority of gastric cancer patients (more than 99%) have been infected with H...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795293/endoscopic-palliation-of-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Vishal B Gohil, Jason B Klapman
Pancreas cancer is a fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the USA and its incidence is rising as the population is aging. The majority of patients present at an advanced stage due to the silent nature of the disease and treatment have focused more on palliation than curative intent. Gastroenterologists have become integral in the multidisciplinary care of these patients with a focus on providing endoscopic palliation of pancreas cancer. The three most common areas that gastroenterologists palliate endoscopically are biliary obstruction, cancer-related pain, and gastric outlet obstruction...
August 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781796/gastric-adenocarcinoma-at-the-anastomotic-site-50-years-after-gastrojejunostomy-a-case-report
#3
Tsutomu Namikawa, Yasuhiro Kawanishi, Kazune Fujisawa, Eri Munekage, Masaya Munekage, Hiromichi Maeda, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
We herein report a rare case of superficially spreading early gastric cancer occurring 50 years after gastrojejunostomy. An 83-year-old woman was diagnosed with gastric cancer after complaining of epigastric discomfort. The patient had undergone gastrojejunostomy with Braun jejunojejunostomy for benign chronic peptic ulcer 50 years prior. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed an irregular nodular lesion on the gastric side of the anastomosis of the gastrojejunostomy. No abnormal lesions were identified by abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767501/endoscopic-gastroenterostomy-techniques-and-review
#4
Shayan Irani, Todd H Baron, Takao Itoi, Mouen A Khashab
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) can result from benign and malignant causes. Until recently, surgical gastrojejunostomy was the treatment of choice for patient with benign and malignant GOO with a good functional status. Endoscopic placement of luminal self-expandable metal stents is currently widely accepted as the first line of treatment for malignant GOO because of its effectiveness and minimally invasive nature. The main shortcoming of luminal stents is the high incidence of recurrent GOO most commonly because of tumor ingrowth/overgrowth...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763913/-analysis-of-psychological-status-and-relevant-factors-of-patients-with-esophageal-and-gastric-cardia-precancerous-lesions-in-linzhou-of-henan
#5
S R Ma, Q Ma, C Q Hao, C T Guan, B Y Li, J W Wang, X Q Li, Z K Liu, W W Wei
Objective: To explore the psychological status and related factors in patients with precancerous of esophageal and gastric cardia in Linzhou of Henan. Methods: Clinical psycho-rating scale of Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS), Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS, score ≥50 points with symptoms of anxiety) and Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS, score ≥53 points with the symptoms of depression) were applied to survey life events and psychological status of subjects who aged 40-69 years old and participated in"The Early diagnosis and Early Treatment"program in Linzhou cancer hospital from July 2015 to Jan 2016...
August 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672431/the-application-of-the-rome-iv-criteria-to-functional-esophagogastroduodenal-disorders-in-asia
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REVIEW
Hidekazu Suzuki
The Rome criteria were amended as Rome IV. For functional esophageal disorders, the exclusion criteria have been more specifically revised based on further understanding of other esophageal disorders, including eosinophilic esophagitis and spastic and hypercontractile motor disorders. Another revised point is the more restrictive definition of gastroesophageal reflux disease, indicating that sensitivity to a physiological reflux burden may be placed more firmly within the functional group. For functional dyspepsia (FD), only minor changes were introduced, mainly to improve specificity...
July 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647380/-lymphedema-of-the-lower-limbs-initial-manifestation-of-gastric-linitis-plastica
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S Nguyen, D Ouvrier, D Massalou, P Viau, A Chevallier, S Patouraux, T Passeron, J-P Lacour, H Montaudié
BACKGROUND: Primary lymphedemas are constitutional abnormalities of the lymphatic system. Secondary lymphedemas occur after damage to the lymphatic system, mainly after cancer treatments or tumour mass compression. There are many other causes, including filariasis, which is nonetheless very rare in France. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old man presented with a two-month history of increased size of the left leg. He was asymptomatic and in good general condition...
June 21, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619681/gastric-carcinoma-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-obesity
#8
Miljana Vladimirov, Uwe Hesse, Hubert J Stein
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cancer development in the upper gastrointestinal tract. We present the case of a female patient with gastric carcinoma after sleeve gastrectomy. Before bariatric surgery, one rationale for performing routine endoscopy is to detect clinically relevant conditions with the potential to change the surgical procedure. After bariatric surgery in symptomatic patients and in patients with unspecific symptoms, early upper endoscopy should be performed to detect potential carcinomas of the upper gastrointestinal tract...
April 25, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616610/current-approaches-to-gastric-cancer-in-peru-and-mexico
#9
REVIEW
Erlan Santos
In Peru, the incidence of gastric cancer is reported to be around 15.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and it is the second most common oncological disease in men and the third one in women. Additionally, a high mortality index was reported, especially among poor people. To address this issue, in 2008, Peru initiated several insurance treatment plans of oncological diseases with promising results. In Mexico, there is a high predominance of gastric cancer in male gender compared to female gender, even reaching a 2/1 ratio, and the detection rate of early gastric cancer is low (10% to 20%) which results in a mainly palliative treatment with an overall survival rate in 5 years about 10% to 15% only...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571477/cardiotoxicity-of-erbb2-targeted-therapies-and-its-impact-on-drug-development-a-spotlight-on-trastuzumab
#10
REVIEW
Milos Dokmanovic, Kathryn E King, Nishant Mohan, Yukinori Endo, Wen Jin Wu
Trastuzumab, a therapeutic monoclonal antibody directed against ErbB2, is often noted as a successful example of targeted therapy. Trastuzumab improved outcomes for many patients with ErbB2-positive breast and gastric cancers, however, cardiac side effects [e.g., left ventricular dysfunction and congestive heart failure (CHF)] were reported in the early phase clinical studies. This finding, subsequently corroborated by multiple clinical studies, raised concerns that the observed cardiotoxicity induced by trastuzumab might adversely impact the clinical development of other therapeutics targeting ErbB family members...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571154/fraternal-twin-tumours-of-the-oesophagus-and-stomach-presenting-in-the-advanced-stage-a-rare-case-with-a-fatal-end
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Saraswathy Sreeram, Chaithra Gowthuvalli Venkataramana, Jyoti Ramanath Kini, Ranjitha Rao, Nirupama Murali
Synchronous primary tumours of the aerodigestive tract presenting with different histologies is a very rare event. A case with such an association is presented here. A 50-year-old lady presented with symptoms of abdominal obstruction like abdominal pain, distention and vomiting since one month. Her radiological imaging and biopsies revealed a primary oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and primary gastric adenocarcinoma. Western medical literature has shown the occurrence of multiple synchronous cancers; however, cases from India have seldom been reported...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534324/-strategies-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-peritoneal-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer
#12
Pin Liang, Xiang Hu
Peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer is the main cause of death in gastric cancer patients. Peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer is difficult to diagnose in its early stage due to lack of obvious clinical signs and symptoms, and poor treatment outcomes and prognosis are often associated with late stage peritoneal metastasis. Therefore, it is crucial to utilize effective early diagnostic tools and to improve the long-term outcomes and the prognosis of patients with advanced gastric cancer. Recently, systemic chemotherapy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy are the first line therapy, and cytoreductive operation plus abdominal cavity thermochemotherapy may be the best method in the treatment of peritoneal metastasis...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496533/the-diagnostic-value-of-alarm-features-for-identifying-types-and-stages-of-upper-gastrointestinal-malignancies
#13
Shou-Wu Lee, Chi-Sen Chang, Hong-Jeh Yeh, Han-Chung Lien, Teng-Yu Lee, Yen-Chun Peng
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies are an uncommon cause of dyspepsia but of great concern. The aim of this study was to determine the association between alarm features and each type and stage of upper GI malignancies. METHODS: Patients who underwent endoscopy for symptoms of dyspepsia between January 2008 and December 2009 were retrospectively collected. Alarm features studied in this study were dysplasia, body weight loss and GI bleeding. Patients were classified according to the findings of endoscopy and histological reports...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445591/screening-endoscopy-finds-high-prevalence-of-helicobacter-pylori-and-intestinal-metaplasia-in-korean-american-with-limited-access-to-health-care
#14
Yanghee Woo, Carolyn E Behrendt, Garrick Trapp, Jae Geun Hyun, Tamas Gonda, Yuman Fong, Timothy Wang
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is the leading cause of cancer death among Korean Americans. Prevention and early detection is improved by screening. METHODS: Between September 2013 and March 2015, ethnic Koreans age 40 or older without history or symptoms of GC and without upper endoscopy (UE) during previous 3 years were enrolled. Participants were offered screening with GC risk assessment followed by UE with biopsies. RESULTS: Risk assessment was provided to 146 participants (age 55...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381238/homozygous-germ-line-mutation-of-the-pms2-mismatch-repair-gene-a-unique-case-report-of-constitutional-mismatch-repair-deficiency-cmmrd
#15
N C Ramchander, N A J Ryan, E J Crosbie, D G Evans
BACKGROUND: Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome results from bi-allelic inheritance of mutations affecting the key DNA mismatch repair genes: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2. Individuals with bi-allelic mutations have a dysfunctional mismatch repair system from birth; as a result, constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome is characterised by early onset malignancies. Fewer than 150 cases have been reported in the literature over the past 20 years. This is the first report of the founder PMS2 mutation - NM_000535...
April 5, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371166/rapid-urine-antibody-test-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-adolescents
#16
Masumi Okuda, Katsuhiro Mabe, Yingsong Lin, Wang Chaochen, Yohei Taniguchi, Mototsugu Kato, Shogo Kikuchi
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with gastric cancer; thus, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial. Since H. pylori infection in adolescents or young adults shows few symptoms, screening tests are necessary for this population. In this study, the accuracy of the rapid urine-H. pylori antibody (u-HpAb) test was evaluated and compared to that of urine and serum H. pylori enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (u-HpELISA and s-HpELISA, respectively) in junior high school students...
March 29, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342130/laparoscopic-proximal-gastrectomy-with-double-tract-reconstruction-is-superior-to-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-proximal-early-gastric-cancer
#17
Do Hyun Jung, Yoontaek Lee, Dong Wook Kim, Young Suk Park, Sang-Hoon Ahn, Do Joong Park, Hyung-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy (LPG) with double tract reconstruction (DTR) is known to reduce reflux symptoms, which is a major concern after proximal gastrectomy. The aim of this study is to compare retrospectively the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing LPG with DTR with those treated by laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG). METHODS: Ninety-two and 156 patients undergoing LPG with DTR and LTG for proximal stage I gastric cancer were retrospectively analyzed for short- and long-term clinical outcomes...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325187/postgastrectomy-syndromes-and-nutritional-considerations-following-gastric-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Jeremy L Davis, R Taylor Ripley
Postgastrectomy syndromes result from altered form and function of the stomach. Gastrectomy disrupts reservoir capacity, mechanical digestion and gastric emptying. Early recognition of symptoms with prompt evaluation and treatment is essential. Many syndromes resolve with minimal intervention or dietary modifications. Re-operation is not common but often warranted for afferent and efferent loop syndromes and bile reflux gastritis. Preoperative nutritional assessment and treatment of common vitamin and mineral deficiencies after gastrectomy can reduce the incidence of chronic complications...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321154/host-pathogen-interactions-in-helicobacter-pylori-related-gastric-cancer
#19
EDITORIAL
Magdalena Chmiela, Zuzanna Karwowska, Weronika Gonciarz, Bujana Allushi, Paweł Stączek
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), discovered in 1982, is a microaerophilic, spiral-shaped gram-negative bacterium that is able to colonize the human stomach. Nearly half of the world's population is infected by this pathogen. Its ability to induce gastritis, peptic ulcers, gastric cancer and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma has been confirmed. The susceptibility of an individual to these clinical outcomes is multifactorial and depends on H. pylori virulence, environmental factors, the genetic susceptibility of the host and the reactivity of the host immune system...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226358/-laparoscopic-segmental-gastrectomy-for-early-gastric-cancer
#20
Lai Xu, Beizhan Niu, Xiyu Sun, Menghua Dai, Yi Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of segmental pylorus-reservation gastrectomy in patients with early gastric cancer. METHOD: A retrospective cohort study on clinical data of 6 patients strictly met the criteria of early gastric cancer locating in the middle of the stomach undergoing laparoscopic segmental gastrectomy from January 2014 to April 2016 at Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital was carried out. Preoperative clinical staging revealed T1N0M0 for all the cases...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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