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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813112/what-do-cochrane-systematic-reviews-say-about-the-clinical-effectiveness-of-screening-and-diagnostic-tests-for-cancer
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André Tito Pereira Bueno, Vladimir Lisboa Capelasso, Rafael Leite Pacheco, Carolina de Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Daniela Vianna Pachito, Rachel Riera
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The purpose of screening tests for cancer is to detect it at an early stage in order to increase the chances of treatment. However, their unrestrained use may lead to unnecessary examinations, overdiagnosis and higher costs. It is thus necessary to evaluate their clinical effects in terms of benefits and harm. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of Cochrane systematic reviews, carried out in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
July 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812459/alox15-immunohistochemistry-aids-in-the-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-on-pauci-eosinophilic-biopsies-in-children
#2
Yiang Hui, Sonja Chen, Kara A Lombardo, Murray B Resnick, Shamlal Mangray, Andres Matoso
Histologically, esophageal biopsies should have ≥15 intraepithelial eosinophils (IEEs) per high power field (HPF) to support a clinicopathologic diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Children with clinically apparent EoE may show pauci-eosinophilic biopsies due to patchy involvement. Immunostaining (Immunohistochemistry) for arachidonate-15 lipooxygenase (ALOX15) has been demonstrated to be a sensitive marker for EoE. We retrospectively assessed the expression of ALOX15 in 48 biopsies from 21 patients with established diagnosis of EoE and with tissue fragments below the threshold of 15 IEEs/HPF...
September 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811720/endoscopic-occlusion-with-silicone-spigots-for-the-closure-of-refractory-esophago-bronchiole-fistula-after-esophagectomy
#3
Masaya Uesato, Tsuguaki Kono, Yasunori Akutsu, Kentarou Murakami, Akiko Kagaya, Yorihiko Muto, Akira Nakano, Mizuho Aikawa, Tomohide Tamachi, Hiroyuki Amagai, Takahiro Arasawa, Yasuhide Muto, Hisahiro Matsubara
A 65-year-old man with cT1bN0M0 stage I middle thoracic esophageal cancer underwent subtotal esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction through the posterior mediastinal route after preoperative carbon-ion radiotherapy and chemotherapy in a clinical trial. Anastomotic leakage occurred, but it spontaneously improved. At six months after the operation, he was rehospitalized with a cough and dysphagia. An esophago-bronchiole fistula and stenosis of the gastric tube were observed. He first underwent stent placement in the gastric tube...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811223/influence-and-mechanism-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-photodynamic-therapy-on-the-metastasis-of-esophageal-carcinoma
#4
Xiaona Zhang, Longmei Cai, Jingcai He, Xiaoyan Li, Libo Li, Xiaohua Chen, Ping Lan
BACKGROUD: 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA) mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of esophageal cancer was more and more popularly used since it was approved for the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer in 1996. It has been reported to influence the tumor growth and metastasis via a variety of signaling pathways, but its mechanism remains to be further studied. This research studied the effects of ALA-PDT on esophageal carcinoma in vitro and in vivo, discovering its molecular regulating mechanism and the way to enhence the PDT effect...
August 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811175/clinical-tolerance-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#5
Melanie A Ruffner, Terri F Brown-Whitehorn, Ritu Verma, Antonella Cianferoni, Laura Gober, Michele Shuker, Amanda B Muir, Chris A Liacouras, Jonathan M Spergel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 12, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810885/intensity-modulated-versus-3-dimensional-conformal-radiotherapy-in-the-definitive-treatment-of-esophageal-cancer-comparison-of-outcomes-and-acute-toxicity
#6
Matthias Felix Haefner, Kristin Lang, Vivek Verma, Stefan Alexander Koerber, Lorenz Uhlmann, Juergen Debus, Florian Sterzing
BACKGROUND: Though the vast majority of seminal trials for locally advanced esophageal cancer (EC) utilized three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), the advanced and highly conformal technology known as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) can decrease doses to critical cardiopulmonary organs. To date, there have been no studies comparing both modalities as part of definitive chemoradiation (dCRT) for EC. Herein, we investigated local control and survival and evaluated clinical factors associated with these endpoints between cohorts...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810541/microrna-130a-is-highly-expressed-in-the-esophageal-mucosa-of-achalasia-patients
#7
Hiroyuki Shoji, Hajime Isomoto, Akira Yoshida, Haruo Ikeda, Hitomi Minami, Tsutomu Kanda, Shigetoshi Urabe, Kayoko Matsushima, Fuminao Takeshima, Kazuhiko Nakao, Haruhiro Inoue
Esophageal achalasia is considered as a risk factor of esophageal cancer. The etiologies of esophageal achalasia remain unknown. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has recently been established as a minimally invasive method with high curability. The aims of the present study were to identify the microRNAs (miRs) specific to esophageal achalasia, to determine their potential target genes and to assess their alteration following POEM. RNA was extracted from biopsy samples from middle esophageal mucosa and analyzed using a microarray...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809608/treatment-of-patients-with-metastatic-cancer-using-a-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-ii-restricted-t-cell-receptor-targeting-the-cancer-germline-antigen-mage-a3
#8
Yong-Chen Lu, Linda L Parker, Tangying Lu, Zhili Zheng, Mary Ann Toomey, Donald E White, Xin Yao, Yong F Li, Paul F Robbins, Steven A Feldman, Pierre van der Bruggen, Christopher A Klebanoff, Stephanie L Goff, Richard M Sherry, Udai S Kammula, James C Yang, Steven A Rosenberg
Purpose Adoptive transfer of genetically modified T cells is being explored as a treatment for patients with metastatic cancer. Most current strategies use genes that encode major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I-restricted T-cell receptors (TCRs) or chimeric antigen receptors to genetically modify CD8(+) T cells or bulk T cells for treatment. Here, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of an adoptive CD4(+) T-cell therapy using an MHC class II-restricted, HLA-DPB1*0401-restricted TCR that recognized the cancer germline antigen, MAGE-A3 (melanoma-associated antigen-A3)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809387/accuracy-and-safety-of-the-cytosponge-for-assessing-histologic-activity-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-two-center-study
#9
David A Katzka, Thomas C Smyrk, Jeffrey A Alexander, Debra M Geno, RoseMary A Beitia, Audrey O Chang, Nicholas J Shaheen, Rebecca C Fitzgerald, Evan S Dellon
OBJECTIVES: Management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) requires repeated endoscopic mucosal sampling to assess disease activity. A less invasive and expensive means of monitoring of EoE is required. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy, safety, and tolerability of the cytosponge compared to endoscopy and biopsy for histologic assessment of EoE. METHODS: In this prospective two-center cross-sectional study, patients with known EoE underwent cytosponge sampling followed by endoscopy and biopsy...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808763/characteristics-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-pediatric-patients-with-neurological-impairment
#10
Hisayoshi Kawahara, Yuko Tazuke, Hideki Soh, Noriaki Usui, Hiroomi Okuyama
PURPOSE: To clarify the characteristics of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in pediatric patients with neurological impairment (NI). METHODS: Twenty-six patients with NI, 1-17-year-old, fed via a nasogastric tube were categorized based on the absence (group I) or presence (group II) of abnormal GER, defined with multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring as %time with an esophageal pH <4.0 being ≥5.0% or number of liquid/mixed bolus reflux events(RE) >70 in 24 h...
August 14, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808755/the-impact-of-the-location-of-esophagogastrostomy-on-acid-and-duodenogastroesophageal-reflux-after-transthoracic-esophagectomy-with-gastric-tube-reconstruction-and-intrathoracic-esophagogastrostomy
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Hiroaki Usui, Masahide Fukaya, Keita Itatsu, Kazushi Miyata, Ryoji Miyahara, Kohei Funasaka, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the location of esophagogastrostomy on acid and duodenogastroesophageal reflux (DGER) in patients undergoing gastric tube reconstruction and intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy. METHODS: Thirty patients receiving transthoracic esophagectomy without cervical lymph node dissection and gastric tube reconstruction by intrathoracic anastomosis were enrolled. All patients underwent 24-h pH and bilirubin monitoring and gastrointestinal endoscopy one year after surgery...
August 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808368/uncommon-presentation-of-an-unusual-foreign-body
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Jayalaxmi S Aihole, Pragalath Kumar
Esophageal foreign bodies (FBs) are common and can be the serious cause of morbidity and mortality in children. One-third of FBs, retained in the gastrointestinal tract, are found in the esophagus. Their management depends on the anatomical location, shape, size, and the duration of impaction. In children, unwitnessed esophageal FBs can present with respiratory symptoms such as stridor. Therefore, a high index of suspicion is generally required to avoid significant morbidity and mortality. We are reporting an unusual FB with unusual symptoms in a 2-year-old female child...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808190/cholesterol-crystal-embolization-following-plaque-rupture-a-systemic-disease-with-unusual-features
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Firas Ghanem, Deepthi Vodnala, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Sridevi Durga, Noah Thormeier, Prem Subramaniyam, Scott Abela, George S Abela
Cholesterol crystal embolic (CCE) syndrome is often a clinically challenging condition that has a poor prognostic implication. It is a result of plaque rupture with release of cholesterol crystals into the circulation that embolize into various tissue organs. Plaque rupture seems to be triggered by an expanding necrotic core during cholesterol crystallization forming sharp tipped crystals that perforate and tear the fibrous cap. Embolizing cholesterol crystals then initiate both local and systemic inflammation that eventually lead to vascular fibrosis and obstruction causing symptoms that can mimic other vasculitic conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807841/racial-disparity-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-risk
#14
REVIEW
Hassan Ashktorab, Sonia S Kupfer, Hassan Brim, John M Carethers
Cancer from the gastrointestinal tract and its associated excretory organs will occur in over 300,000 Americans in 2017, with colorectal cancer responsible for over forty percent of that burden; there will be over 150,000 deaths from this group of cancers in the same time period. Disparities among subgroups related to these cancers' incidence and mortality exist. The epidemiology and risk factors associated with each cancer bear out differences for racial groups in the United States. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is more frequent in Non-Hispanic Whites, whereas esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with risk factors of tobacco and alcohol is more frequent among Blacks...
August 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807249/current-trends-in-multimodality-treatment-of-esophageal-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancer-review-article
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REVIEW
Fredrik Klevebro, Simon Ekman, Magnus Nilsson
PURPOSE: Multimodality treatment has now been widely introduced in the curatively intended treatment of esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancer. We aim to give an overview of the scientific evidence for the available treatment strategies and to describe which trends that are currently developing. METHODS: We conducted a review of the scientific evidence for the different curatively intended treatment strategies that are available today. Relevant articles of randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, and meta analyses were included...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807215/long-term-survival-based-on-pathologic-response-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-esophageal-cancer
#16
Gregory Tiesi, Wungki Park, Meredith Gunder, Gustavo Rubio, Michael Berger, Bach Ardalan, Alan Livingstone, Dido Franceschi
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant treatment is standard for locally advanced esophageal cancer. However, whether the addition of radiation to neoadjuvant regimen improves survival remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare survival in locally advanced esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy versus chemoradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of esophagectomies (1999-2012) was analyzed. We identified 297 patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that underwent either neoadjuvant chemotherapy (n = 231) or chemoradiation (n = 66) followed by esophagectomy...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807203/utilizing-stricture-indices-to-predict-dilation-of-strictures-after-esophageal-atresia-repair
#17
Rachel M Landisch, Sheila Foster, David Gregg, Thomas Chelius, Laura D Cassidy, Diana Lerner, Dave R Lal
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic stricture is the most common postoperative complication in infants undergoing repair of esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). Stricture indices (SIs) are used to predict infants at risk for stricture requiring dilation. We sought to determine the most accurate SI and optimal timing for predicting anastomotic dilation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of infants undergoing repair of EA/TEF between 2008 and 2013 was performed...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806990/dvh-and-ntcp-based-dosimetric-comparison-of-different-longitudinal-margins-for-vmat-imrt-of-esophageal-cancer
#18
S Münch, M Oechsner, S E Combs, D Habermehl
PURPOSE: To cover the microscopic tumor spread in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (SCC), longitudinal margins of 3-4 cm are used for radiotherapy (RT) protocols. However, smaller margins of 2-3 cm might be reasonable when advanced diagnostic imaging is integrated into target volume delineation. Purpose of this study was to compare the dose distribution and deposition to the organs at risk (OAR) for different longitudinal margins using a DVH- and NTCP-based approach. METHODS: Ten patients with SCC of the middle or lower third were retrospectively selected...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806937/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-serum-alanine-aminotransferase-aspartate-aminotransferase-alt-ast-ratio-and-gamma-glutamyltransferase-ggt-in-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Hao Huang, Xue-Ping Wang, Xiao-Hui Li, Hao Chen, Xin Zheng, Jian-Hua Lin, Ting Kang, Lin Zhang, Pei-Song Chen
BACKGROUND: The levels of liver function tests (LFTs) are often used to assess liver injury and non-liver disease-related mortality. In our study, the relationship between pretreatment serum LFTs and overall survival (OS) was evaluated in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients. METHODS: Our purpose was to investigate the prognostic value of the preoperative alanine aminotransferase/aspartate aminotransferase (ALT/AST) ratio and gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT) in ESCC patients...
August 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806299/the-dynamic-and-transient-immune-microenvironment-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-post-chemoradiation
#20
Ronan J Kelly, Ali H Zaidi, Matthew A Smith, Ashten N Omstead, Juliann E Kosovec, Daisuke Matsui, Samantha A Martin, Christina DiCarlo, E Day Werts, Jan F Silverman, David H Wang, Blair A Jobe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of chemoradiation on the immune microenvironment to influence and optimally design future neoadjuvant clinical trials. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have demonstrated response rates of approximately 25% in programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1+) tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not respond. Therefore, a rationale strategy of combining immunotherapeutic agents with chemoradiation in earlier stage esophageal cancer may prevent metastatic disease in patients...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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