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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786596/-coexistence-of-asthma-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-review-of-the-literature
#1
Magdalena Pawelec-Winiarz, Anna Brzecka
Both asthma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome are frequent diseases and their coexistence may implicate important consequences. The incidence of OSA syndrome among the patients with asthma is higher than in the general population, especially in the patients with nocturnal symptoms persisting despite treatment, in patients frequently admitted to hospital because of the exacerbations of asthma, and in obese patients. The causes of frequent coexistence of asthma and OSA syndrome are not fully elucidated...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786579/operative-treatment-of-corrosive-esophageal-strictures
#2
Volodymyr O Shaprynskyi, Yevhen V Shaprynskyi, Yaroslav V Karyi, Serhii A Lysenko, Oleg O Vorovskyi, Andrii I Semenenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Nowadays operative treatment of corrosive esophageal strictures remains one of the difficult and unsolved problems in surgery. The level of postoperative complications such as anastomotic leak (develops in 7-30% of cases), infections, pneumonia, pleural empyema, mediastinitis, peritonitis, postoperative corrosive strictures is still rather high. The aim of our work was to improve the results of surgical treatment of patients with corrosive esophageal strictures by analyzing and refining on conservative therapy options as well as differentiated approach to each operative treatment method...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785718/associations-between-the-smoking-relatedness-of-a-cancer-type-cessation-attitudes-and-beliefs-and-future-abstinence-among-recent-quitters
#3
Úrsula Martínez, Thomas H Brandon, Steven K Sutton, Vani N Simmons
OBJECTIVE: Smoking after a diagnosis of cancer can negatively impact treatment outcomes and quality of life. It is important that patients quit smoking and remain abstinent regardless of cancer type. Some cancer types (e.g., lung) have stronger links to smoking as a cause than do others (e.g., colorectal). The aims of this study were to (1) assess associations between smoking-relatedness of the cancer type with beliefs and attitudes concerning smoking abstinence (e.g., confidence, self-efficacy), and (2) assess these variables as predictors of future abstinence...
May 21, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785680/an-unusual-case-of-heartburn-and-esophageal-stenosis
#4
M J Fernández-Aceñero, J M Riesco, R Campos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 21, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785394/notch-signaling-pathway-is-inhibited-in-the-development-of-barrett-s-esophagus-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
#5
Yun-Cang Wang, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Yong Yuan, Tao Ren, Peng-Zhi Ni, Long-Qi Chen
Objective: To explore the role of Notch signaling in the development of Barrett's esophagus. Methods: Patients with esophagectomy and gastric interposition were recruited as a human model of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The expressions of Notch signaling genes in normal esophagus from surgical specimen and columnar metaplasia in the esophageal remnant after esophagectomy were evaluated by real time quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR) and immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
2018: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785080/prognostic-impact-of-the-red-cell-distribution-width-in-esophageal-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Wei-Yu Xu, Xiao-Bo Yang, Wen-Qin Wang, Yi Bai, Jun-Yu Long, Jian-Zhen Lin, Jian-Ping Xiong, Yong-Chang Zheng, Xiao-Dong He, Hai-Tao Zhao, Xin-Ting Sang
AIM: To clarify the previous discrepant conclusions, we performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the prognostic value of red cell distribution width (RDW) in esophageal cancer (EC). METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library databases to identify clinical studies, followed by using STATA version 12.0 for statistical analysis. Studies that met the following criteria were considered eligible: (1) Studies including EC patients who underwent radical esophagectomy; (2) studies including patients with localized disease without distant metastasis; (3) studies including patients without preoperative neoadjuvant therapy; (4) studies including patients without previous antiinflammatory therapies and with available preoperative laboratory outcomes; (5) studies reporting association between the preoperative RDW and overall survival (OS)/disease-free survival (DFS)/cancer-specific survival (CSS); and (6) studies published in English...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784506/predicting-prognosis-in-resected-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-a-clinical-nomogram-and-recursive-partitioning-analysis
#7
Yuzhen Zheng, Shenshen Fu, Tiancheng He, Qihang Yan, Wenyu Di, Junye Wang
BACKGROUND: Development demand of precise medicine in resectable esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) require to recognize patients at high risk treated by surgery alone. Thus, our aim was to construct a clinical nomogram and recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) to predict long-term survival in ESCC treated by surgery alone. METHODS: Based on the patients with ESCC who treated by three-incisional esophagectomy and two-field lymphadenectomy alone, we identified and integrated significant prognostic factors for survival to build a nomogram...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784063/protein-coding-genes-combined-with-long-noncoding-rna-as-a-novel-transcriptome-molecular-staging-model-to-predict-the-survival-of-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Jin-Cheng Guo, Yang Wu, Yang Chen, Feng Pan, Zhi-Yong Wu, Jia-Sheng Zhang, Jian-Yi Wu, Xiu-E Xu, Jian-Mei Zhao, En-Min Li, Yi Zhao, Li-Yan Xu
BACKGROUND: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the predominant subtype of esophageal carcinoma in China. This study was to develop a staging model to predict outcomes of patients with ESCC. METHODS: Using Cox regression analysis, principal component analysis (PCA), partitioning clustering, Kaplan-Meier analysis, receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis, and classification and regression tree (CART) analysis, we mined the Gene Expression Omnibus database to determine the expression profiles of genes in 179 patients with ESCC from GSE63624 and GSE63622 dataset...
April 9, 2018: Cancer communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783800/-expression-of-brd4-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-effects-on-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-ability
#9
X Z Gao, W C Li, C Y Diao, X H Wang, S L Li
Objective: To investigate the expression of BRD4 in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) tissues and cells, and the effects of its expression on cell proliferation and invasion ability. Methods: Immunohistochemistry was used to detect BRD4 protein expression in SCC tissues and paired normal esophageal squamous epithelial tissues. The expression of BRD4 protein was detected in different SCC cell lines and normal esophageal squamous epithelial cells by Western blot. BRD4 siRNA and control siRNA were used to transfect SCC Eca109 cells, and experiments were divided into three groups: untreated group, control siRNA group and BRD4 siRNA group...
May 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782543/correction-the-relationship-between-drinking-alcohol-and-esophageal-gastric-or-colorectal-cancer-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-of-south-korea
#10
Yoon Jin Choi, Dong Ho Lee, Kyung-Do Han, Hyun Soo Kim, Hyuk Yoon, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185778.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781748/pediatric-sloughing-esophagitis-a-case-report-and-discussion
#11
Lulu Sun, Christina A Hickey, Brendan R Harris, Horacio M Maluf, Mai He
BACKGROUND: Sloughing esophagitis is an uncommon entity with an unclear pathogenesis characterized by desquamating sheets of squamous mucosa. It has been associated with bullous dermatologic disorders, other autoimmune diseases and has been most commonly reported in elderly, debilitated individuals on multiple medications. CASE REPORT: We report sloughing esophagitis in a previously healthy 17 year-old girl. While the initial trigger of her esophagitis is unclear, she improved with proton pump inhibitor therapy and swallowed fluticasone, with complete resolution after 6 months...
May 21, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781584/erythema-ab-igne
#12
Isabelle Marie
A 41 year-old woman was diagnosed as having limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) in March 2012. The cutaneous impairment of SSc was characterized by sclerodactyly associated with pitting scars; systemic manifestations of SSc included esophageal involvement, with both absence of peristalsis in the lower two-thirds of the oesophageal body and low pressure in the lower oesophageal sphincter. In 2017, the patient presented with livedo reticularis lesions of her abdomen (Panel A) evolving for one month. The patient denied pruritus, pain, or exposure of abdomen to irritants prior to lesion onset...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781546/successful-endoscopic-recanalization-by-combined-antegrade-retrograde-dilation-for-acquired-complete-esophageal-obstruction-in-a-child
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Akihiko Kida, Koichiro Matsuda, Akito Sakai
A 29-day-old girl who was born by Cesarean section in Week-27 of pregnancy due to pregnancy-induced-hypertension, with a height and body weight of 30-cm and 556-g was referred to our hospital with frequent vomiting. As esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed upper esophageal stenosis, gastrostomy was performed. Five months after birth, esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed membranous obstruction of upper esophagus (Figure.1A). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 21, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781545/preventive-measures-against-stricture-after-esophageal-esd-halfway-through-the-journey-to-the-best-method
#14
EDITORIAL
Yosuke Tsuji, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Kazuhiko Koike
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for esophageal neoplasms with negligible risk of nodal metastasis has become standard treatment. A large tumor or a lesion with submucosal fibrosis can be resected with ESD in an en block manner. Moreover, ESD allows accurate histopathological diagnosis and reduces the risk of local recurrence. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 21, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781362/the-era-of-the-large-databases-outcomes-after-gastroesophageal-surgery-according-to-nsqip-nis-and-ncdb-databases-systematic-literature-review
#15
Gabriela Batista Rodríguez, Andrea Balla, Sonia Fernández-Ananín, Carmen Balagué, Eduard M Targarona
BACKGROUND: The term big data refers to databases that include large amounts of information used in various areas of knowledge. Currently, there are large databases that allow the evaluation of postoperative evolution, such as the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (NIS), and the National Cancer Database (NCDB). The aim of this review was to evaluate the clinical impact of information obtained from these registries regarding gastroesophageal surgery...
May 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781342/dw-mri-and-dce-mri-are-of-complementary-value-in-predicting-pathologic-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Sophie E Heethuis, Lucas Goense, Peter S N van Rossum, Alicia S Borggreve, Stella Mook, Francine E M Voncken, Annemarieke Bartels-Rutten, Berthe M P Aleman, Richard van Hillegersberg, Jelle P Ruurda, Gert J Meijer, Jan J W Lagendijk, Astrid L H M W van Lier
PURPOSE: To explore the potential benefit and complementary value of a multiparametric approach using diffusion-weighted (DW-) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE-) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) in esophageal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five patients underwent both DW-MRI and DCE-MRI prior to nCRT (pre), during nCRT (week 2-3) (per) and after completion of nCRT, but prior to esophagectomy (post)...
May 21, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781107/pristimerin-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-inhibits-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#17
Yuanqing Tu, Fuxing Tan, Jingfeng Zhou, Jingxuan Pan
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death with poor prognosis in China. Identifying novel targeted therapies in ESCC is urgently needed. The aberrant activation of NF-κB signalling pathway is critical for prognosis and recurrence of ESCC, which make it a potential target in the treatment of ESCC. Here, we found that pristimerin inhibited ESCC cell proliferation, migration, invasion, induced cell apoptosis, and eliminated cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). It also showed a synergistic effect on ESCC when combined with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...
May 20, 2018: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781054/isoalantolactone-inhibits-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-growth-through-downregulation-of-microrna-21-and-derepression-of-pdcd4
#18
Shi-Wang Wen, Yue-Feng Zhang, Yong Li, Yan-Zhao Xu, Zhen-Hua Li, Huilai Lü, Yong-Gang Zhu, Zhen-Xu Liu, Zi-Qiang Tian
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to explore the anticancer potential of isoalantolactone, a sesquiterpene lactone, on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cells and associated molecular mechanisms. METHODS: ESCC cell lines were treated with isoalantolactone or vehicle and tested for viability, proliferation, cell cycle distribution, and apoptosis. Xenograft tumor studies in nude mice were done to examine the in vivo anticancer effect of isoalantolactone...
May 21, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780831/impact-exerted-by-nutritional-risk-screening-on-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
#19
Rui Wang, Hongfei Cai, Yang Li, Caiwen Chen, Youbin Cui
Objective: Preoperative nutritional status of patients is closely associated with their recovery after the surgery. This study aims to ascertain the impact exerted by the nutritional risk screening on clinical outcome of patients with esophageal cancer. Methods: 160 patients with esophageal cancer aged over 60, having got therapy at the First Hospital of Jilin University from Jun 2016 to Feb 2017 were evaluated by adopting the NRS2002. 80 cases of patients got active therapy of nutritional support, and the other patients not supported nutritionally were selected as the control group...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780792/eosinophilic-esophagitis-is-an-underlying-cause-for-gastrointestinal-concerns-in-children
#20
REVIEW
Kunsong Lee, Glenn T Furuta, Nathalie Nguyen
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic immune antigen-mediated disorder characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction in combination with dense esophageal eosinophilia. The clinical presentation of EoE can vary depending on children's age and their ability to report symptoms, therefore a high index of suspicion for EoE is required because children and teenagers may develop coping strategies around eating. The development of symptoms measurement tools in EoE assists in not only assessing symptoms, but also coping strategies children may have developed...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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