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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332341/association-of-the-combined-parameters-including-the-frequency-of-primary-cilia-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-pd-1-expression-with-the-outcome-in-intestinal-cancer
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Josef Dvorak, Dimitar Hadzi Nikolov, Ladislav Dusek, Alzbeta Filipova, Igor Richter, David Buka, Ales Ryska, Jaroslav Mokry, Stanislav Filip, Bohuslav Melichar, Tomas Buchler, Jitka Abrahamova
PURPOSE: Primary cilium (PC) is considered to be a functional homologue of the immune synapse. Microtubule structures, PC of cancer associated fibroblasts and immune synapses between cytotoxic CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and cancer cells, are regularly found in varying amounts in the microenvironment of solid tumors. The purpose of this study was to find out the potential association and combined prognostic significance of the frequency of PC, PD-1 and CD8+ TILs in patients with intestinal cancer...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330098/missed-opportunities-in-colorectal-cancer-prevention-in-patients-with-inadequate-bowel-preparations
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Rachel B Issaka, Maneesh H Singh, Carly Rachocki, Lukejohn W Day, Claire Horton, Ma Somsouk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329996/to-prep-or-not-to-prep-that-is-the-question-a-randomized-trial-on-the-use-of-antiflatulent-medication-as-part-of-bowel-preparation-for-patients-having-image-guided-external-beam-radiation-therapy-to-the-prostate
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Merrylee McGuffin, Naila Devji, Lyann Kehoe, Anne Carty, Steve Russell, Lisa Di Prospero, Carlo DeAngelis, Alex Kiss, Danny Vesprini, Andrew Loblaw, Laura D'Alimonte
INTRODUCTION: Radiation therapy is a standard treatment option for prostate cancer. With growing use of escalated doses and tighter margins, procedures to limit rectal size variation are needed to reduce prostate motion, increase treatment accuracy, and minimize rectal toxicity. This prospective study was done to determine whether the introduction of an antiflatulent medication would decrease rectal distention at computed tomography (CT) simulation and throughout a course of radiation therapy...
November 4, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326012/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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Raphaël Jumeau, Guila Delouya, David Roberge, David Donath, Dominic Béliveau-Nadeau, Marie-Pierre Campeau
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in treatment, notably in systemic therapy, the prognosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PADC) remains dismal. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging tool in the complex management of PADC. We review outcomes of SBRT for PADC at our institution. METHODS: We reviewed patients treated with SBRT for either unresectable PADC or locally recurrent PADC after surgery. Treatment was delivered using a robotic radiosurgery system with respiratory tracking...
December 21, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325791/the-therapeutic-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-an-update-from-the-national-academies-of-sciences-engineering-and-medicine-report
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Donald I Abrams
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine conducted a rapid turn-around comprehensive review of recent medical literature on The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. The 16-member committee adopted the key features of a systematic review process, conducting an extensive search of relevant databases and considered 10,000 recent abstracts to determine their relevance. Primacy was given to recently published systematic reviews and primary research that studied one of the committee's 11 prioritized health endpoints- therapeutic effects; cancer incidence; cardiometabolic risk; respiratory disease; immune function; injury and death; prenatal, perinatal and postnatal outcomes; psychosocial outcomes; mental health; problem Cannabis use; and Cannabis use and abuse of other substances...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324431/a-descriptive-qualitative-study-to-assess-patient-experiences-following-stoma-reversal-after-rectal-cancer-surgery
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Maria Reinwalds, Andrea Blixter, Eva Carlsson
Standard surgical treatment for patients operated for rectal cancer is abdominoperineal excision of the tumor result- ing in a permanent colostomy or an anterior resection, often with construction of a temporary loop ileostomy. Both options impact bowel function. Living with a permanent colostomy has been studied in depth, but knowledge is limited about patients' experiences living with a resected rectum after stoma reversal and how it affects daily life. A qualitative study was conducted to describe the rst 4 to 6 weeks after reversal of a temporary loop ileostomy due to rectal cancer...
December 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322404/in-vivo-models-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-colitis-associated-cancer
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Ka Yee Fung, Tracy Putoczki
A single layer of epithelial cells separates luminal antigens from the host immune system throughout the gastrointestinal tract. A breakdown in the integrity of the epithelial barrier can lead to chronic inflammation, which is associated with numerous complications including cancer. Here we describe three experimental protocols to chemically induce acute and chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms and colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. These in vivo mouse models are based on the induction of damage to the colonic epithelium, resulting in an inflammatory and wound healing response...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321669/phenotypic-characteristics-of-colorectal-cancer-in-brca1-2-mutation-carriers
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Albert Grinshpun, Naama Halpern, Roy Zvi Granit, Ayala Hubert, Tamar Hamburger, Yael Laitman, Einat Shacham-Shmueli, Yehudit Peerless, Eitan Friedman, Tamar Peretz
Mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes were recently shown to be associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer. We characterized the largest cohort available of BRCA1/2 mutation carriers with colorectal cancer. We analyzed 32 patients with lower gastrointestinal cancers and germline BRCA1/2 mutations from two large academic hospital registries; 91% of patients were of Ashkenazi ancestry, 78% were women, and 62.5% were carriers of BRCA1 gene mutations. A high percentage of colorectal tumors (34.5%) had a mucinous histology and were located atypically in the left colon...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319900/laypersons-knowledge-and-perceptions-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-as-potential-barriers-to-care
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LeeAnne B Sherwin
AIMS: To describe the layperson's knowledge and perceptions regarding the aetiology, pathogenesis, prevalence, medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. BACKGROUND: Diagnosis acceptance and adherence to treatment is influenced by the views of the patient's social networks. Little is known how these networks influence those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of two-hundred four laypersons, ages 18-80 years without an Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosis...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317945/primary-jejunal-adenocarcinoma-presenting-as-bilateral-ovarian-metastasis
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Emmanuel Ofori, Daryl Ramai, Charilaos Papafragkakis, Kinesh Changela, Mahesh Krishnaiah
Small intestinal tumors are rare with adenocarcinoma of the small intestine accounting for less than 2% of all gastrointestinal cancers. Primary jejunal adenocarcinoma constitutes a minute portion of small intestine adenocarcinomas. Clinically, this cancer presents at latter stages of its progression, mainly due to vague and non-specific symptoms, and the difficulty encountered in accessing the jejunum on upper endoscopy. Diagnosis of jejunal adenocarcinoma is usually inconclusive with the use of computed tomography (CT) scan, small bowel series, or upper endoscopy...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315147/nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-risk-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-undergoing-thiopurine-therapy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Joshua W Hagen, Melissa A Pugliano-Mauro
BACKGROUND: Azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine (thiopurines) are common adjunct treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although thiopurine therapy in organ transplant recipients is known to increase nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs), dermatologic literature yields less data regarding NMSC risk of thiopurine use in IBD. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review current literature on NMSC risk in patients with IBD using thiopurine therapy...
January 8, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314767/laparoscopic-repair-of-bowel-herniation-into-the-space-between-the-obturator-nerve-and-the-umbilical-artery-after-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-for-cervical-cancer
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Hironori Minami, Toshiya Nagasaki, Takashi Akiyoshi, Tsuyoshi Konishi, Yoshiya Fujimoto, Satoshi Nagayama, Yosuke Fukunaga, Hironori Fukuoka, Masashi Ueno
Bowel herniation through the space between the exposed structures after pelvic lymphadenectomy is a very rare cause of postoperative bowel obstruction. Here, a case of laparoscopic release of bowel migration into the space after pelvic lymphadenectomy is described. This is the seventh such reported case in the world. A 38-year-old woman who had a history of undergoing laparoscopic radical hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for cervical cancer was diagnosed with strangulated bowel obstruction...
January 4, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313694/right-colon-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-mimicking-a-hydatid-cyst
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Noelia Ibáñez, Juan Ángel Fernández, Álvaro Jesús Gómez, Pascual Parrilla
Hydatid disease is a fecal-oral transmission zoonosis which is endemically distributed among Mediterranean countries such as Morocco. It usually presents asymptomatically and a diagnosis is made due to cyst complications. It is most frequently located in the liver and lungs and forms large masses. The incidence of colon cancer has increased amongst population under 50 years of age during the last few decades. It has been proposed that young adult cases may have histological characteristics with a more aggressive clinical behavior...
January 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313389/multi-target-stool-dna-test-in-the-surveillance-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Pasquale Klepp, John B Kisiel, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Arne Røseth, Solveig N Andersen, Morten H Vatn, David A Ahlquist, Bjørn A Moum, Stephan Brackmann
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Colonoscopic surveillance is recommended in patients with longstanding inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as they are at increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Non-invasive surveillance may improve compliance and access. Multi-target stool DNA (MT-sDNA) has been validated for screening of sporadic CRC but has not been assessed in IBD. Our aim was to assess the performance of a MT-sDNA test in a real-life surveillance setting of patients with longstanding IBD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 192 IBD patients enrolled from two prospective cohorts submitted an EDTA buffered stool sample and underwent chromo- or white light colonoscopy...
January 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313248/functional-outcomes-with-handsewn-versus-stapled-anastomoses-in-the-treatment-of-ultralow-rectal-cancer
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Lisa Ramage, Paul Mclean, Constantinos Simillis, Shengyang Qiu, Christos Kontovounisios, Emile Tan, Paris Tekkis
Adequate oncological outcomes have been demonstrated with rectal resection and handsewn coloanal anastomosis (CAA) in tumours in close proximity to the internal anal sphincter. Our aim was to assess functional differences between handsewn CAA and ultralow stapled anastomosis. Participants were identified from a single-surgeon series. Included participants underwent anorectal physiology testing of anal sphincter function, in addition to completion of several questionnaires: Wexner Incontinence Score (WIS); Birmingham Bowel, Bladder and Urinary Symptom Questionnaire (BBUSQ); Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) Score; SF36...
January 8, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310978/bowel-and-urinary-quality-of-life-after-whole-pelvic-versus-prostate-only-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer
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Kentaro Ishii, Toshiko Yamanaga, Ryo Ogino, Yukinari Hosokawa, Shun Kishimoto, Ryuta Nakahara, Chiaki Shimada, Ryu Kawamorita, Takuhito Tada, Yoshiki Hayashi, Toshifumi Nakajima
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare bowel and urinary health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between prostate-only (PO) volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) and whole-pelvis (WP) VMAT in patients with localized prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 234 patients treated with definitive VMAT to 78 Gy in 39 fractions were enrolled. Of these, 108 patients received PO-VMAT and 126 patients received initial WP-VMAT to 46.8 Gy in 26 fractions using a simultaneous integrated boost technique...
November 5, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310782/the-biochemistry-and-immunohistochemistry-of-versican
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Stephen P Evanko, Christina K Chan, Pamela Y Johnson, Charles W Frevert, Thomas N Wight
Versican is a chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan found in the extracellular matrix that is important for changes in cell phenotype associated with development and disease. Versican has been shown to be involved in cardiovascular disorders, as well as lung disease and fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and several other diseases that have an inflammatory component. Versican was first identified as a fibroblast proteoglycan and forms large multimolecular complexes with hyaluronan and other components of the provisional matrix during wound healing and inflammation...
2018: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309986/the-ubiquitin-ligase-itch-coordinates-small-intestinal-epithelial-homeostasis-by-modulating-cell-proliferation-differentiation-and-migration
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Heather L Mentrup, Amanda Hartman, Elizabeth L Thames, Wassim A Basheer, Lydia E Matesic
Maintenance of the intestinal mucosa is driven by local signals that coordinate epithelial proliferation, differentiation, and turnover in order to separate antigenic luminal contents from the host's immune system. Breaches in this barrier promote gastrointestinal pathologies ranging from inflammatory bowel disease to cancer. The ubiquitin ligase ITCH is known to regulate immune responses, and loss of function of ITCH has been associated with gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders, particularly in the colon...
December 15, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309103/omt-for-cancer-patients-after-bowel-resection
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Nicole Peña, Helena Prieto, Stacey Pierce-Talsma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308963/pelvic-floor-symptoms-physical-and-psychological-outcomes-of-patients-following-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer
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Kuan-Yin Lin, Linda Denehy, Helena C Frawley, Lisa Wilson, Catherine L Granger
BACKGROUND: Little has been published regarding general and pelvic floor-related health status in patients who have undergone surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC). OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess changes in pelvic floor symptoms, physical activity levels, psychological status, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with CRC from pre- to 6 months postoperatively. METHODS: Pelvic floor symptoms, physical activity levels, anxiety and depression, and HRQoL of 30 participants who were undergoing surgery for stages I-III CRC were evaluated pre- and 6 months postoperatively...
January 8, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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