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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153075/is-whole-colon-investigation-by-colonoscopy-computerised-tomography-colonography-or-barium-enema-necessary-for-all-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-symptoms-and-for-which-patients-would-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-suffice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wendy Atkin, Kate Wooldrage, Urvi Shah, Kate Skinner, Jeremy P Brown, Willie Hamilton, Ines Kralj-Hans, Michael R Thompson, Karen G Flashman, Steve Halligan, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Margaret Vance, Amanda J Cross
BACKGROUND: For patients referred to hospital with suspected colorectal cancer (CRC), it is current standard clinical practice to conduct an examination of the whole colon and rectum. However, studies have shown that an examination of the distal colorectum using flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) can be a safe and clinically effective investigation for some patients. These findings require validation in a multicentre study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the links between patient symptoms at presentation and CRC risk by subsite, and to provide evidence of whether or not FS is an effective alternative to whole-colon investigation (WCI) in patients whose symptoms do not suggest proximal or obstructive disease...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142518/local-recurrence-and-subsequent-endoscopic-treatment-after-endoscopic-piecemeal-mucosal-resection-with-or-without-precutting-in-the-colorectum
#2
Myeongsook Seo, Eun Mi Song, Gwang Un Kim, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Byong Duk Ye, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Jeong-Sik Byeon
Background/Aims: Precutting before endoscopic piecemeal mucosal resection (EPMR) may increase colorectal polyp resection effectiveness. We aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence after conventional EPMR (CEPMR) and precut EPMR (PEPMR) and investigated endoscopic treatment outcomes for recurrent cases. Methods: The medical records of patients with colorectal polyps treated by EPMR were analyzed. Patients without follow-up surveillance colonoscopies were excluded...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142293/neural-pathways-for-colorectal-control-relevance-to-spinal-cord-injury-and-treatment-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Brid Callaghan, John B Furness, Ruslan V Pustovit
STUDY DESIGN: Narrative review. OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to review the organisation of the nerve pathways that control defecation and to relate this knowledge to the deficits in colorectal function after SCI. METHODS: A literature review was conducted to identify salient features of defecation control pathways and the functional consequences of damage to these pathways in SCI. RESULTS: The control pathways for defecation have separate pontine centres under cortical control that influence defecation...
November 16, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108324/age-adjusted-charlson-comorbidity-index-score-as-predictor-of-survival-of-patients-with-digestive-system-cancer-who-have-undergone-surgical-resection
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Yaohua Tian, Zhong Jian, Beibei Xu, Hui Liu
Comorbidities have considerable effects on survival outcomes. The primary objective of this retrospective study was to examine the association between age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (ACCI) score and postoperative in-hospital mortality in patients with digestive system cancer who have undergone surgical resection of their cancers. Using electronic hospitalization summary reports, we identified 315,464 patients who had undergone surgery for digestive system cancer in top-rank (Grade 3A) hospitals in China between 2013 and 2015...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103541/problematic-colorectal-polyps-is-it-cancer-and-what-do-i-need-to-do-about-it
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REVIEW
Maurice B Loughrey, Neil A Shepherd
Two issues commonly arise for pathologists reporting adenomatous polyps of the colorectum. Particularly problematic within large sigmoid colonic adenomas is the distinction between benign misplacement of epithelium into the submucosa and invasive malignancy. This distinction requires careful morphologic evaluation of key discriminatory features, assisted only rarely by the application of selected adjunctive immunohistochemistry. Following a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma within a polypectomy or other local excision specimen, systematic assessment is required of features that may indicate the risk of residual local and/or nodal neoplastic disease and inform management decision-making regarding the need for further endoscopic or surgical intervention...
December 2017: Surgical Pathology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037958/expression-of-pd-1-and-pd-l1-in-poorly-differentiated-neuroendocrine-carcinomas-of-the-digestive-system-a-potential-target-for-anti-pd-1-pd-l1-therapy
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Jordan A Roberts, Raul S Gonzalez, Satya Das, Jordan Berlin, Chanjuan Shi
Poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the digestive system has a dismal prognosis with limited treatment options. This study aimed to investigate expression of the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway in these tumors. Thirty-seven patients with a poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the digestive system were identified. Their electronic medical records, pathology reports and pathology slides were reviewed for demographics, clinical history and pathologic features. Tumor sections were immunohistochemically labeled for PD-1 and PD-L1 and expression of PD-1 and PD-L1 on tumor and tumor-associated immune cells was analyzed and compared between small cell and large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas...
October 13, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994815/in-vitro-characterization-of-the-electrophysiological-properties-of-colonic-afferent-fibers-in-rats
#7
Youqiang Meng, Li Dong, Biying Sun, Ping Luo, Guohua Zhang, Weifang Rong
Dysfunction of the colonic sensory nerves has been implicated in the pathophysiology of several common conditions, including functional and inflammatory bowel diseases and diabetes. Here, we describe a protocol for the in vitro characterization of the electrophysiological properties of colonic afferents in rats. The colorectum, with the intact pelvic ganglion (PG) attached, is removed from the rat; superfused with carbogenated Krebs solution in the recording chamber; and cannulated at the oral and anal ends to allow for distension...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993799/genetic-characterization-of-brain-metastases-in-the-era-of-targeted-therapy
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REVIEW
Catherine H Han, Priscilla K Brastianos
In the current era of molecularly targeted therapies and precision medicine, choice of cancer treatment has been increasingly tailored according to the molecular or genomic characterization of the cancer the individual has. Previously, the clinical observation of inadequate control of brain metastases was widely attributed to a lack of central nervous system (CNS) penetration of the anticancer drugs. However, more recent data have suggested that there are genetic explanations for such observations. Genomic analyses of brain metastases and matching primary tumor and other extracranial metastases have revealed that brain metastases can harbor potentially actionable driver mutations that are unique to them...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983918/how-many-cancer-cases-and-deaths-are-potentially-preventable-estimates-for-australia-in-2013
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Louise F Wilson, Annika Antonsson, Adele C Green, Susan J Jordan, Bradley J Kendall, Christina M Nagle, Rachel E Neale, Catherine M Olsen, Penelope M Webb, David C Whiteman
Cancer is a leading cause of disease burden in Australia, particularly fatal burden, accounting for an estimated thirty percent of deaths. Many cancers develop because of exposure to lifestyle and environmental factors that are potentially modifiable. We aimed to quantify the proportions and numbers of cancer deaths and cases in Australia in 2013 attributable to 20 modifiable factors in eight broad groupings that are established causes of cancer, namely: tobacco smoke (smoking and second-hand), dietary factors (low intake of fruit, non-starchy vegetables and dietary fibre; and high intake of red and processed meat), overweight/obesity, alcohol, physical inactivity, solar ultraviolet radiation, infections (seven agents), and reproductive factors (lack of breastfeeding, menopausal hormone therapy use, combined oral contraceptive use)...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977411/alcohol-consumption-and-risk-of-common-cancers-evidence-from-a-cohort-of-adults-from-the-uk
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Georgina Betts, Elena Ratschen, Magdalena Opazo Breton, Matthew J Grainge
Background: Recent guidelines from the UK recommend that men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol per week. This recommendation takes into account the link between alcohol and several cancers; however, there is a dearth of high quality evidence from the UK to support this. Methods: Alcohol consumption using a detailed diary was obtained from 8670 adults representative of the UK population in 1984/5, with follow-up data from cancer registries until 2009...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974898/detection-of-metastatic-cancer-cells-in-mesentery-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Xue-Lai Luo, Da-Xing Xie, Jian-Xin Wu, An-Ding Wu, Zong-Qing Ge, Hai-Jie Li, Jun-Bo Hu, Zhi-Xin Cao, Jian-Ping Gong
AIM: To detect the existence of isolated cancer cells in the mesentery of colorectum (named as Metastasis V), and investigate its clinical significance in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. METHODS: Sixty-three CRC patients who received radical excision between January 2012 and September 2015 were included. All the patients underwent laparoscopy-assisted radical colorectomy or proctectomy [with complete mesocolic excision (CME) or total mesorectal excision (TME)] with R0 dissections at the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954695/using-prenatal-mri-to-define-features-of-meconium-peritonitis-an-overall-outcome
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F He, Y Yin, L Huang, H Li, Y Cao
AIM: To use prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to define features of meconium peritonitis (MP) and analyse the relationship between prenatal MRI findings and postnatal outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight cases were enrolled who had been diagnosed with MP through prenatal MRI; the diagnoses were confirmed at surgery and pathology or follow-up. MP was diagnosed by the findings of meconium ascites, meconium pseudocyst, or dilated bowel loops. Prenatal follow-up after diagnosis by MRI was performed by ultrasound...
September 24, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930846/cancer-risk-in-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-hong-kong
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Chi Yuen Cheung, Maggie Kam Man Ma, Wai Leung Chak, Sydney Chi Wai Tang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a leading cause of end-stage kidney disease nowadays. Certain cancers are more common in patients with diabetes mellitus. However, there are no data concerning the cancer pattern in patients with DN. The aim of this study is to investigate the site-specific cancer risk and mortality in these patients.A retrospective cohort study of 5643 DN patients between 2000 and 2015 was conducted in 2 large hospitals in Hong Kong. Incidence and mortality of various cancers were compared with those of general population using standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) and standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) respectively...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927131/protein-expression-of-fragile-histidine-triad-and-cyclooxgenase-2-in-serrated-neoplasia-of-the-colorectum
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Akihiro Tamoto, Kazuo Yashima, Kohei Hosoda, Sohei Yamamoto, Soichiro Kawata, Yuichiro Ikebuchi, Kazuya Matsumoto, Koichiro Kawaguchi, Kenichi Harada, Yoshikazu Murawaki, Hajime Isomoto
The adenoma-carcinoma sequence (ACS) and the serrated pathway are two distinct developmental routes leading to the formation of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). However, the mechanism triggered by the serrated pathway remains unclear. Therefore, to clarify the molecular and clinicopathological characteristics of the serrated tumorigenic pathway, immunohistochemistry was used to examine the expression of Fragile Histidine Triad (FHIT), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), MutL homolog 1 (MLH1), MutS protein homolog 2 (MSH2) and P53 in endoscopically resected samples of 62 serrated polyps...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914716/diagnostic-utility-of-satb2-in-metastatic-krukenberg-tumors-of-the-ovary-an-immunohistochemical-study-of-70-cases-with-comparison-to-cdx2-ck7-ck20-chromogranin-and-synaptophysin
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Chen Yang, Li Sun, Lingxin Zhang, Lixin Zhou, Ming Zhao, Yan Peng, Dongfeng Niu, Zhongwu Li, Xiaozheng Huang, Qiang Kang, Lin Jia, Jinping Lai, Dengfeng Cao
SATB2 is a sensitive marker for colorectal adenocarcinomas. No study has investigated its diagnostic utility in metastatic Krukenberg tumors (MKTs) of the ovary. Here we performed immunohistochemical staining SATB2 in 70 MKTs of various origins (stomach 27, colorectum 13, appendix 20 including 19 metastatic adenocarcinomas ex goblet cell carcinoids [AdexGCC] and 1 conventional poorly differentiated carcinoma with signet ring cells, breast 5, bladder 3, lung 2) to assess its diagnostic utility. We also compared SATB2 with CDX2, CK7, CK20, chromogranin, and synaptophysin in MKTs of gastric origin (MKTs-stomach), those of colorectal origin (MKTs-colorectum) and those due to appendiceal AdexGCCs (MKT-AdexGCCs) for their sensitivity and specificity to distinguish these tumors...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842052/polyp-detection-at-colonoscopy-endoscopist-and-technical-factors
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REVIEW
Douglas K Rex
The adenoma detection rate (ADR) has emerged as the most important quality measure in colonoscopy, as it predicts the risk of interval cancer after colonoscopy. Measuring and improving ADR is the central focus of the current quality movement in colonoscopy. High ADRs can be achieved by a colonoscopist with a thorough understanding of the wide range of endoscopic appearances of precancerous lesions in the colorectum, effective bowel preparation, and meticulous technique using high definition colonoscopes. The knowledgeable and effective examiner needs no adjunctive devices or techniques to achieve master level ADRs...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838412/intestinal-and-nonintestinal-cancer-risks-for-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Sushil K Garg, Fernando S Velayos, John B Kisiel
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease that confers a higher risk of cancer than in the general population. New, large, population-based studies in the past decade show that patients with CD are at higher risk of colorectal, small bowel, melanoma, and cervical cancer. Patients who use thiopurines are at additional risk of development of lymphoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Preventive surveillance for cancers of the colorectum, skin, and uterine cervix is advised.
September 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818111/estimates-of-cancer-incidence-and-mortality-in-china-2013
#18
Rongshou Zheng, Hongmei Zeng, Siwei Zhang, Wanqing Chen
INTRODUCTION: Population-based cancer registration data are collected by the National Central Cancer Registry in China every year. Cancer incident cases and cancer deaths in 2013 were analyzed. METHODS: Through the procedure of quality control, reported data from 255 registries were accepted to establish the national database for cancer estimates. Incidences and mortalities were calculated with stratification by area (urban/rural), sex (male/female), age group (0, 1-4, 5-9, 10-14 … 80-84, and 85-year-old and above), and cancer site...
August 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807841/racial-disparity-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-risk
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REVIEW
Hassan Ashktorab, Sonia S Kupfer, Hassan Brim, John M Carethers
Cancer from the gastrointestinal tract and its associated excretory organs will occur in more than 300,000 Americans in 2017, with colorectal cancer responsible for >40% of that burden; there will be more than 150,000 deaths from this group of cancers in the same time period. Disparities among subgroups related to the incidence and mortality of these cancers 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...
October 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801179/family-history-of-gastric-cancer-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-colorectal-neoplasia-in-korean-population
#20
Yoon Suk Jung, Nam Hee Kim, Hyo-Joon Yang, Soo-Kyung Park, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn
BACKGROUND: Family history of cancers at different sites except for colorectum has not been evaluated as a risk factor for colorectal neoplasia (CRN). AIMS: To investigate CRN risk according to family history of cancers at 12 different sites, including stomach and colorectum. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on 139,497 asymptomatic Koreans who underwent colonoscopy as part of a health check-up. RESULTS: The mean age of the study population was 41...
July 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
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