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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130232/-clinical-study-of-preserving-left-colic-artery-during-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-for-the-treatment-of-rectal-cancer
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Xiaolan You, Yuanjie Wang, Zhiyi Chen, Wenqi Li, Ning Xu, Guiyuan Liu, Xiaojun Zhao, Chuanjiang Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, radicality and short-term outcome of preserving left colic artery (LCA) during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) for the treatment of rectal cancer. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2016,136 patients with mid-lower rectal cancer received laparoscopic TME in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department of Taizhou People's Hospital of Jiangsu Province. Patients with rectal tumor within 10 cm to the anal verge were enrolled into the study...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114593/quantitative-fdg-pet-ct-predicts-local-recurrence-and-survival-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-anus
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Michael L Cardenas, Christopher R Spencer, Stephanie Markovina, Todd A DeWees, Thomas R Mazur, Ashley A Weiner, Parag J Parikh, Jeffrey R Olsen
Purpose: (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-(PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging is used for staging and treatment planning of patients with anal cancer. Quantitative pre- and posttreatment metrics that are predictive of recurrence are unknown. We evaluated the association between pre- and posttreatment FDG-PET/CT parameters and outcomes for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA). Methods and materials: The records of 110 patients treated between 2003 and 2013 with definitive radiation therapy for SCCA were reviewed under an institutional review board-approved protocol...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102276/effect-of-cd4-count-on-treatment-toxicity-and-tumor-recurrence-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-patients-with-anal-cancer
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Alex K Bryant, Ross Mudgway, Minh-Phuong Huynh-Le, Daniel R Simpson, Loren K Mell, Samir Gupta, Andrew B Sharabi, James D Murphy
PURPOSE: To study the effects of immunosuppression on treatment toxicity, long-term cancer recurrence risk, and survival among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive anal cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From a nationwide retrospective cohort of veterans with anal cancer we identified 142 HIV-positive patients with stage I-III disease, diagnosed between 2000 and 2015 and treated with definitive-intent chemotherapy and radiation. We used regression models to study the impact of pretreatment CD4 counts and longitudinal posttreatment CD4 counts on outcomes including acute toxicity, long-term ostomy rates, cancer recurrence, cancer-specific survival, and overall survival...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100742/outcome-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-in-mri-staged-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-retrospective-analysis-of-123-chinese-patients
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Shing Fung Lee, Chi Leung Chiang, Francis Ann Shing Lee, Yiu Wah Wong, Chi Ming Poon, Frank Chi Sing Wong, Stewart Yuk Tung
BACKGROUND: For advanced rectal cancer with involved or threatened mesorectal fascia (MRF), current standard is pre-operative long course chemoradiotherapy (PLCRT) with either capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). However, few Chinese data on its clinical outcome are available, especially for those with pelvic MRI staging. METHODS: Between Jan-2009 and Oct-2014, 123 consecutive patients with biopsy proven adenocarcinoma of rectum, all with pelvic MRI staging, selected for PLCRT after multi-disciplinary team discussion were recruited...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094029/novel-anal-sphincter-saving-procedure-with-partial-excision-of-levator-ani-muscle-in-rectal-cancer-invading-ipsilateral-pelvic-floor
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Gyoung Tae Noh, Jeonghee Han, Chinock Cheong, Yoon Dae Han, Nam Kyu Kim
Purpose: Tumors at the level of the anorectal junction had required total levator-ani muscle excision to achieve an adequate resection margin. However, in the cases of tumor invading ipsilateral levator-ani muscle and intact external sphincter, en bloc resection of rectum with levator-ani muscle including tumor would be possible. This hemilevator excision (HLE) technique enables preserving the anal sphincter function while obtaining oncologic clearance and avoiding permanent colostomy in those patients...
October 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068989/outcomes-of-patients-with-abdominoperineal-resection-apr-and-low-anterior-resection-lar-who-had-very-low-rectal-cancer
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Seung-Seop Yeom, In Ja Park, Sung Woo Jung, Se Heon Oh, Jong Lyul Lee, Yong Sik Yoon, Chan Wook Kim, Seok-Byung Lim, Nayoung Kim, Chang Sik Yu, Jin Cheon Kim
We compared the oncological outcomes of sphincter-saving resection (SSR) and abdominoperineal resection (APR) in 409 consecutive patients with very low rectal cancer (i.e., tumors within 3 cm from the anal verge); 335 (81.9%) patients underwent APR and 74 (18.1%) underwent SSR. The APR group comprised higher proportions of men (67.5% vs 55.4%, P = .049) and advanced-stage patients (P < .001). Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) was more frequently administered in the SSR group (83.8% vs 52.8%, P < ...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052070/the-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-rectal-resection-in-patients-undergoing-reoperation-after-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-tem
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M Ortenzi, R Ghiselli, A Paolucci, M Guerrieri
BACKGROUND: The success of transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for early rectal cancer depends on proper indications and strict patient selection. When unfavorable pathologic features are identified after TEM operation, total mesorectal excision is recommended to minimize the risk of recurrence. In this study, data were collected in a retrospective series of patients to determine the results of laparoscopic reoperation after TEM. METHODS: All patients underwent an accurate rectal-digital examination and clinical tumor staging by transanal endosonography, CT, and/or MRI...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982899/transanal-assisted-resection-with-closure-of-anal-canal-for-lower-rectal-diseases
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Hidejiro Kawahara, Tadashi Akiba, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND/AIM: Abdominoperineal resection (APR) has been performed for lower rectal cancer, anal cancer and inflammatory diseases, but is associated with postoperative complications such as inflammation of pelvic dead space or perineal wound infection. We are performing a novel procedure (transanal assisted resection with closure of anal canal, TARC) that resects the intestine by using transanal assist and close the anal canal for patients who do not require resection of the anus and anal canal...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958732/long-term-outcome-after-resection-of-liver-metastases-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Kiyohiko Omichi, Takashi Mizuno, Masayuki Okuno, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Claudius Conrad, Yun Shin Chun, Thomas A Aloia, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
BACKGROUND: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) liver metastases still remains a difficult challenge and the effectiveness of resection for SCC liver metastases is unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze long-term outcomes of surgically treated patients with SCC liver metastases. METHODS: The clinicopathological characteristics, overall survival (OS), and recurrence free survival (RFS) of all patients with SCC liver metastases resected between 1998 and 2015, were analyzed...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943921/safety-and-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-intersphincteric-resection-for-a-lower-rectal-tumor
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Nobuhisa Matsuhashi, Takao Takahashi, Toshiyuki Tanahashi, Satoshi Matsui, Hisashi Imai, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Shinji Osada, Kazuhiro Yoshida
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the short-term surgical outcomes of laparoscopic intersphincteric resection (ISR) for a lower rectal tumor in comparison with a case-control series of patients undergoing open ISR. Quality of life factors and anal function were also evaluated. Between July 2008 and April 2013, 103 patients with lower rectal cancer underwent laparoscopic surgery at the Surgical Oncology Department of Gifu University School of Medicine. A total of 25 patients with lower rectal cancer underwent ISR, and 19/25 patients who underwent laparoscopic ISR were compared with the control group of 6 patients who underwent open ISR...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924962/the-impact-of-tumour-distance-from-the-anal-verge-on-clinical-management-and-outcomes-in-patients-having-a-curative-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Muhammad Amir Saeed Khan, Chin W Ang, Abdul Rahman Hakeem, Nigel Scott, Rick Nigel Saunders, Ian Botterill
AIM: The clinico-oncological significance of the distance of rectal cancer from the anal verge is unclear and not well reported. The aim of this study is to assess the influence of the rectal cancer distance from the anal verge on clinical management and long-term outcomes after curative resection in a specialised colorectal cancer unit. METHODS: Prospectively collected data on patients who underwent primary rectal cancer treatment at our unit between January 2005 and December 2010 were analysed...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900991/-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-treatment-of-rectal-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Qianqian Shao, Guole Lin, Huizhong Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of full-thickness excision using transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) in the treatment of rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NET). METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow-up data of 90 rectal NET patients who underwent TEM between December 2006 and December 2016 at our department were retrospectively analyzed. TEM was performed as primary excision in 66 patients and as the second complete surgery because of suspected positive margin of samples after colonoscopic polypectomy in 24 patients...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891852/condyloma-acuminatum-anal-intraepithelial-neoplasia-and-anal-cancer-in-the-setting-of-hiv-do-we-really-understand-the-risk
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Edward A Fazendin, Alexander J Crean, Jessica M Fazendin, Robert J Kucejko, Harkenwar S Gill, Juan L Poggio, David E Stein
BACKGROUND: The gold standard for surveillance of patients with anal lesions is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to stratify patients for risk of progression of disease and to determine appropriate intervals for surveillance of patients with anal disease. DESIGN: This was a retrospective chart review for patients treated for anal lesions between 2007 and 2014. Only patients with ≥1 year of follow-up from index evaluation, pathology, documented physical examination, and anoscopy findings were included for analysis...
October 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891266/analysis-of-outcomes-achieved-with-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-anus-in-a-single-university-hospital-over-the-last-two-decades-clinical-response-rate-relapse-and-survival-of-190-patients
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Gianpiero Gravante, James Andrew Stephenson, Mohamed Elshaer, Ahmed Osman, Subramaniam Vasanthan, Joseph H Mullineux, Mohamed Akil Dilawar Gani, David Sharpe, Justin Yeung, Michael Norwood, Andrew Miller, Kirsten Boyle, David Hemingway
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We reviewed our series of anal squamous cell carcinomas (ASCC) treated over the last two decades. METHODS: ASCC patients undergoing treatment at the Leicester Royal Infirmary between 1998 and 2016 were selected. Age, gender, pathological tumor characteristics, treatment adopted, the overall survival (OS), cancer-specific survival (CSS), and disease-free survival (DFS) at 5-year follow-up were recorded and calculated. RESULTS: A total of 190 ASCC were reviewed, of these 64...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883706/simple-instruments-facilitating-achievement-of-transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-in-male-patients
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Chang Xu, Hua-Yu Song, Shao-Liang Han, Shi-Chang Ni, Hu-Xiang Zhang, Chun-Gen Xing
AIM: To assess the efficacy of a modified approach with transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) using simple customized instruments in male patients with low rectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 115 male patients with low rectal cancer from December 2006 to August 2015 were retrospectively studied. All patients had a bulky tumor (tumor diameter ≥ 40 mm). Forty-one patients (group A) underwent a classical approach of transabdominal total mesorectal excision (TME) and transanal intersphincteric resection (ISR), and the other 74 patients (group B) underwent a modified approach with transabdominal TME, transanal ISR, and taTME...
August 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877810/the-ferguson-operating-anoscope-for-resection-of-t1-rectal-cancer
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Kristin C Turza, Thomas Brien, Steven Porbunderwala, Christopher M Bell, Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, Richard A Moore, Eric C Nelson, J Daniel Stanley
The Ferguson Operating Anoscope (FOA) is a surgical instrument, which can facilitate transanal excision of appropriate rectal tumors within 15 cm of the anal verge. Previous work showed low recurrence (4.3%) for favorable T1 tumors (no lymphovascular invasion, well/moderate differentiation, negative margins). This follow-up study evaluates outcomes in rectal cancer excised with FOA at a tertiary care center. T1 rectal cancer patients were identified in a prospectively maintained database. Tumor pathology and patient characteristics were reviewed...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857936/brief-report-radiofrequency-ablation-therapy-for-anal-intraepithelial-neoplasia-results-from-a-single-center-prospective-pilot-study-in-hiv-participants
#17
Robert N Goldstone, Shirin R Hasan, Stephen E Goldstone
BACKGROUND: HIV-positive individuals have high incidence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) at the squamocolumnar junction (SCJ), which can progress to cancer. Focal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) treats HSIL, but metachronous recurrence remains high and may be improved with circumferential treatment. SETTING: The study was performed at a single center. METHODS: This was a prospective trial of circumferential anal RFA using Barrx 60 RFA focal catheters in participants with ≥1 anal SCJ HSIL...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841901/outcome-of-colon-cancer-initially-presenting-as-colon-perforation-and-obstruction
#18
Tsung-Ming Chen, Yen-Ta Huang, Guan-Chyuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Emergency complications of colon cancer include perforation and obstruction which were recognized as poor prognostic factors. Few studies have directly compared the outcomes of these two groups. In this study, we evaluated mortality and morbidity in patients with colon cancer initially presenting as perforation and obstruction. METHODS: Newly diagnosed colon cancer cases initially presenting with perforation or obstruction at Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, between 2009 and 2015 were included...
August 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833949/argon-plasma-coagulation-treatment-of-anal-high-grade-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-living-with-hiv-results-of-a-2-year-prospective-pilot-study
#19
A de Pokomandy, D Rouleau, R Lalonde, C Beauvais, C de Castro, F Coutlée
OBJECTIVES: Men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV are at high risk for anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) and cancer. The best management of anal HSIL remains unclear. Our objective was to assess whether argon plasma coagulation (APC) could be safe, well tolerated and efficient to treat anal HSILs in MSM living with HIV. METHODS: A prospective phase II, open-label, pilot study was conducted to evaluate APC to treat anal HSILs in 20 HIV-positive MSM...
August 23, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807605/adjuvant-hpv-vaccination-for-anal-cancer-prevention-in-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-the-time-is-now
#20
Ashish A Deshmukh, Scott B Cantor, Elisabeth Fenwick, Elizabeth Y Chiao, Alan G Nyitray, Elizabeth A Stier, Stephen E Goldstone, Timothy Wilkin, Jagpreet Chhatwal
IMPORTANCE: Outcomes of treating high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL), a precursor to anal cancer, remain uncertain. Emerging evidence shows that post HSIL treatment adjuvant quadrivalent human papillomavirus (qHPV) vaccination improves the effectiveness of treatment. However, no recommendations exist regarding the use of qHPV vaccine as an adjuvant form of therapy. Our objective was to determine whether post-treatment adjuvant vaccination should be adopted in HIV-infected MSM (individuals at highest risk for anal cancer) on the basis of cost-effectiveness determined using existing evidence or whether future research is needed...
September 12, 2017: Vaccine
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