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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432477/usefulness-of-non-magnifying-narrow-band-imaging-in-evis-exera-iii-video-systems-and-high-definition-endoscopes-to-diagnose-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-using-the-barrett-international-nbi-group-bing-classification
#1
Oscar Nogales, Arancha Caballero-Marcos, Ana Clemente-Sánchez, Javier García-Lledó, Leticia Pérez-Carazo, Beatriz Merino, Carlos Carbonell, María López-Ibáñez, Cecilia González-Asanza
BACKGROUND: Narrow band imaging (NBI) allows identification of abnormal areas of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and could facilitate targeted biopsies. AIMS: We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy for dysplasia prediction using non-magnifying NBI in Evis Exera III processors and high-definition endoscopes using the Barrett International NBI Group (BING) classification, as well as inter/intraobserver agreement for dysplasia prediction and mucosal/vascular patterns. METHODS: Eight observers (4 staff endoscopists and 4 trainee endoscopists) evaluated 100 images selected from an anonymized bank of 470 photographs using the BING classification...
April 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425656/considering-the-esophagogastric-junction-as-a-zone
#2
Shin Ichihara, Noriya Uedo, Takuji Gotoda
Siewert's classification of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) classifies tumors anatomically for determining the appropriate surgical technique. According to this classification, a type II tumor, true carcinoma of the cardia, is defined as a cancer within 1 cm proximal to 2 cm distal of the EGJ. Histological analysis indicates that the cardiac gland is present with a high degree of frequency between 1-2 cm to the gastric side and 1-2 cm to the esophageal side of the EGJ, which means that this zone can be considered as neither the stomach nor the esophagus but rather as a third zone known as the 'EGJ zone'...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425653/endoscopic-gastric-mucosal-atrophy-distinguishes-the-characteristics-of-superficial-esophagogastric-junction-adenocarcinoma
#3
Noriya Uedo, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Shigetaka Yoshinaga, Manabu Takeuchi, Waku Hatta, Tomonori Yano, Tokuma Tanuma, Osamu Goto, Akiko Takahashi, Daniel Tong, Yeong Yeh Lee, Yoshiko Nakayama, Shin Ichihara, Takuji Gotoda
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Western studies have suggested two distinct etiologies of esophagogastric junction (EGJ) cancer: Helicobacter pylori-associated atrophic gastritis and non-atrophic gastric mucosa resembling esophageal adenocarcinoma. The present study investigated whether endoscopic gastric mucosal atrophy can distinguish between these two types of EGJ adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Data were collected from patients with Siewert type II, T1 EGJ adenocarcinoma who underwent endoscopic or surgical resection at eight Japanese institutions in 2010-2015...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425652/endoscopic-findings-of-esophagogastric-junction-in-children
#4
Yoshiko Nakayama, Shinobu Ida
Esophagogastric landmarks are recognizable in the same way both in children and in adults, and palisade-shaped vessels can be observed at the distal position of esophageal mucosa, even in infants. Few studies have been done in respect to Barrett's esophagus (BE) in children. Incidence of endoscopically suspected BE among all children undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is approximately 0.25-1.4%, but can be up to 9.7% in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some data suggest that BE is an acquired disorder and point to the possibility of a congenital component in combination with severe mucosal injury...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424985/postoperative-complications-and-functional-outcome-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-results-from-longitudinal-single-center-follow-up
#5
Florian Friedmacher, Birgit Kroneis, Andrea Huber-Zeyringer, Peter Schober, Holger Till, Hugo Sauer, Michael E Höllwarth
BACKGROUND: Esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) represent major therapeutic challenges, frequently associated with serious morbidities following surgical repair. The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess temporal changes in morbidity and mortality of patients with EA/TEF treated in a tertiary-level center, focusing on postoperative complications and their impact on long-term gastroesophageal function. METHODS: One hundred nine consecutive patients with EA/TEF born between 1975 and 2011 were followed for a median of 9...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422774/squamous-cellular-carcinoma-antigen-serum-determination-as-a-biomarker-of-barrett-esophagus-and-esophageal-cancer-a-phase-iii-study
#6
Gemma Maddalo, Matteo Fassan, Romilda Cardin, Marika Piciocchi, Filippo Marafatto, Massimo Rugge, Giovanni Zaninotto, Caterina Pozzan, Carlo Castoro, Alberto Ruol, Alessandra Biasiolo, Fabio Farinati
GOAL: To evaluate the potential role of the determination of the immunocomplexed form of squamous cell carcinoma antigen [SCCA-immunoglobulin (Ig)M] for the screening of Barrett esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). BACKGROUND: The cost-effectiveness of surveillance in BE is still debated and the use of biomarkers in screening and surveillance still not recommended. No information is available regarding SCCA-IgM determination in BE. STUDY: SCCA-IgM levels were determined (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) in 231 patients prospectively recruited, 71 with BE, 53 with EAC, and 107 controls, including 42 blood donors and 65 patients with gastroesophageal reflux...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421454/quality-indicators-in-endoscopic-ablation-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#7
REVIEW
Samuel Han, Sachin Wani
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a well-established premalignant condition for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC); a cancer that is associated with a poor 5-year survival rate. Several strategies have been explored in the context of reducing the burden of EAC. Endoscopic eradication therapy (EET) is considered the standard of care for the management of patients with BE with dysplasia and early neoplasia; a practice that has been endorsed by all gastroenterology societal guidelines. The effectiveness of EET has been demonstrated in multiple studies and contemporary management includes a combination of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of all visible lesions followed by eradication of the remaining BE using ablative techniques of which radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has the best evidence supporting effectiveness and safety...
April 18, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405317/changes-in-gene-expression-of-neo-squamous-mucosa-after-endoscopic-treatment-for-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus-and-intramucosal-adenocarcinoma
#8
Angelique Levert-Mignon, Michael J Bourke, Sarah J Lord, Andrew C Taylor, Antony R Wettstein, Melanie Edwards, Natalia K Botelho, Rebecca Sonson, Chatura Jayasekera, Oliver M Fisher, Melissa L Thomas, Finlay Macrae, Damian J Hussey, David I Watson, Reginald V Lord
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic therapy, including by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), is first line treatment for Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or intramucosal cancer (IMC) and may be appropriate for some patients with low-grade dysplasia (LGD). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the molecular effects of endotherapy. METHODS: mRNA expression of 16 genes significantly associated with different BE stages was measured in paired pre-treatment BE tissues and post-treatment neo-squamous biopsies from 36 patients treated by RFA (19 patients, 3 IMC, 4 HGD, 12 LGD) or EMR (17 patients, 4 IMC, 13 HGD)...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404924/antitumor-effects-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-9-inhibition-in-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#9
Zhimin Tong, Devkumar Chatterjee, Defeng Deng, Omkara Veeranki, Alicia Mejia, Jaffer A Ajani, Wayne Hofstetter, Steven Lin, Sushovan Guha, Scott Kopetz, Sunil Krishnan, Dipen Maru
Role of cyclin dependent kinase 9(CDK9) as a potential target in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is unknown. We investigated CDK9 protein expression in EAC and Barrett's esophagus and role of CDK9 in oncogenic processes of EAC in vitro and in murine xenografts. The CDK9 expression was significantly higher in EAC as compared to Barrett's esophagus in patient samples. Stable shCDK9 in SKGT4 reduced proliferation by 37% at day 4, increased apoptosis at 48 hours and induced G1 cell cycle arrest at 48 hours (58...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402993/volumetric-laser-endomicroscopy-in-the-management-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#10
Arvind J Trindade, Cadman L Leggett, Kenneth J Chang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma is on the rise despite widespread appreciation that the precursor lesion is Barrett's esophagus. Studies have shown that some patients known to have Barrett's esophagus develop cancer despite their enrollment in conventional endoscopic surveillance programs. This highlights the need for advanced endoscopic imaging to help identify early neoplasia and prevent its progression to esophageal cancer. Recently, a wide-field, second-generation optical coherence tomography endoscopic platform called volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and made commercially available for advanced imaging in Barrett's esophagus...
April 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402280/clinical-significance-of-the-correlation-between-plce-1-and-prkca-in-esophageal-inflammation-and-esophageal-carcinoma
#11
Yongchen Guo, Yonghua Bao, Ming Ma, Shanshan Zhang, Yongmeng Zhang, Ming Yuan, Bing Liu, Yiqiong Yang, Wen Cui, Emmanuel Ansong, Huali Dong, Virgilia Macias, Wancai Yang
Esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus are linked to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, respectively. However, the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. This study analyzed the expression levels of and correlation between PLCE1 and PRKCA in human esophagitis, carcinogen NMBA-induced rat esophagus, PLCE1 genetic deficient mouse esophageal epithelial tissues and human esophageal cancer cell line, integrated with Online oncology data sets. We found that the expression levels of both PLCE1 and PRKCA were significantly elevated in human esophagitis, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma and in NMBA-treated rat esophageal epithelia...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399610/dedicated-barrett-s-surveillance-sessions-managed-by-trained-endoscopists-improve-dysplasia-detection-rate
#12
Joanne Ooi, Patrick Wilson, Giles Walker, Paul Blaker, Sabina DeMartino, John O'Donohue, David Reffitt, Effie Lansepre, Fuju Chang, John Meenan, Jason M Dunn
Background and study aim Barrett's esophagus (BE)-associated dysplasia is an important marker for risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and an indication for endoscopic therapy. However, BE surveillance technique is variable. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of dedicated BE surveillance lists on dysplasia detection rate (DDR). Patients and methods This was a prospective study of patients undergoing BE surveillance at two hospitals - community (UHL) and upper gastrointestinal center (GSTT)...
April 11, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397447/campylobacter-concisus-as-the-etiologic-agent-of-gastrointestinal-diseases
#13
REVIEW
Katarzyna Akutko, Krzysztof Matusiewicz
A number of reports on the pathogenic influence of Campylobacter concisus on the human body and its role in many diseases of the gastrointestinal system, including gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus and inflammatory bowel disease, have appeared lately. Campylobacter concisus is a Gram negative bacteria which requires an anaerobic environment or microaerophilic environment with hydrogen for growth and is therefore difficult to culture. Due to this difficulty, the rate of infections in epidemiological data are underestimated...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395057/early-mir-223-upregulation-in-gastroesophageal-carcinogenesis
#14
Matteo Fassan, Deborah Saraggi, Laura Balsamo, Stefano Realdon, Marco Scarpa, Carlo Castoro, Irene Coati, Roberta Salmaso, Fabio Farinati, Vincenza Guzzardo, Diletta Arcidiacono, Giada Munari, Pierluigi Gasparini, Nicola Veronese, Claudio Luchini, Nicola Valeri, Massimo Rugge
Objectives: To test miR-223 upregulation during gastric (intestinal-type) and Barrett esophageal carcinogenesis. Methods: miR-223 expression was assessed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in a series of 280 gastroesophageal biopsy samples representative of the whole spectrum of phenotypic changes involved in both carcinogenetic cascades. The results were further validated by in situ hybridization on multiple tissue specimens obtained from six surgically treated gastroesophageal adenocarcinomas...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384446/chemoprevention-of-barrett-s-esophagus-with-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#15
Chetan Mittal, Samuel Han, Sachin Wani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376920/molecular-clonality-analysis-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-by-multiregion-sequencing-of-tumor-samples
#16
Anna M J van Nistelrooij, Ronald van Marion, Linetta B Koppert, Katharina Biermann, Manon C W Spaander, Hugo W Tilanus, J Jan B van Lanschot, Bas P L Wijnhoven, Winand N M Dinjens
BACKGROUND: Intratumor heterogeneity has been demonstrated in several cancer types, following a model of branched evolution. It is unknown to which extent intratumor heterogeneity is applicable to esophageal adenocarcinoma. Therefore the aim of this study was to characterise intratumor heterogeneity in esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: Multiregional targeted sequencing of four commonly altered genes was performed on 19 tumor regions collected from five esophageal adenocarcinomas...
April 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374819/disease-progression-in-barrett-s-low-grade-dysplasia-with-radiofrequency-ablation-compared-with-surveillance-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Bashar J Qumseya, Sachin Wani, Sherif Gendy, Ben Harnke, Jacques J Bergman, Herbert Wolfsen
OBJECTIVES: Barrett's esophagus (BE) is the only identifiable premalignant condition for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Management of BE with low-grade dysplasia continues to be controversial. We aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the risk of progression to high-grade dysplasia or EAC among patients with BE with low-grade dysplasia treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) compared with surveillance endoscopy. METHODS: Our search included Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central, was limited to English language articles, and was last searched on 31 December 2015...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374815/the-impact-of-a-prior-diagnosis-of-barrett-s-esophagus-on-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-survival
#18
Angela C Tramontano, Deirdre F Sheehan, Jennifer M Yeh, Chung Yin Kong, Emily C Dowling, Joel H Rubenstein, Julian A Abrams, John M Inadomi, Deborah Schrag, Chin Hur
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic surveillance of patients with Barrett's Esophagus (BE) is recommended to detect esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and its dysplasia precursors, but survival benefits are unclear. Using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) and linked Medicare data, we sought to determine the impact of a prior BE diagnosis on survival in patients with EAC. METHODS: Our analysis focused on patients over age 65 with primary EAC diagnosed in a SEER region from 2000-2011 and enrolled in Medicare...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374813/predictors-of-progression-in-barrett-s-esophagus-with-low-grade-dysplasia-results-from-a-multicenter-prospective-be-registry
#19
Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, Jason T Lewis, Murli Krishna, Nicholas J Crews, Michele L Johnson, Ross A Dierkhising, Brenda F Ginos, Kenneth K Wang, Herbert C Wolfsen, David E Fleischer, Francisco C Ramirez, Navtej S Buttar, David A Katzka, Prasad G Iyer
OBJECTIVES: Low-grade dysplasia (LGD) is a risk factor for progression in Barrett's esophagus (BE). Progression estimates however vary and predictors of progression are not well established. We aimed to assess predictors of progression in a multicenter BE-LGD cohort. METHODS: All subjects with LGD (diagnosed by a GI pathologist) in a prospective BE registry were identified. Progression was defined development of HGD/EAC more than 12 months after index date of LGD diagnosis...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373404/precancer-atlas-to-drive-precision-prevention-trials
#20
Avrum Spira, Matthew B Yurgelun, Ludmil Alexandrov, Anjana Rao, Rafael Bejar, Kornelia Polyak, Marios Giannakis, Ali Shilatifard, Olivera J Finn, Madhav Dhodapkar, Neil E Kay, Esteban Braggio, Eduardo Vilar, Sarah A Mazzilli, Timothy R Rebbeck, Judy E Garber, Victor E Velculescu, Mary L Disis, Douglas C Wallace, Scott M Lippman
Cancer development is a complex process driven by inherited and acquired molecular and cellular alterations. Prevention is the holy grail of cancer elimination, but making this a reality will take a fundamental rethinking and deep understanding of premalignant biology. In this Perspective, we propose a national concerted effort to create a Precancer Atlas (PCA), integrating multi-omics and immunity - basic tenets of the neoplastic process. The biology of neoplasia caused by germline mutations has led to paradigm-changing precision prevention efforts, including: tumor testing for mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency in Lynch syndrome establishing a new paradigm, combinatorial chemoprevention efficacy in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), signal of benefit from imaging-based early detection research in high-germline risk for pancreatic neoplasia, elucidating early ontogeny in BRCA1-mutation carriers leading to an international breast cancer prevention trial, and insights into the intricate germline-somatic-immunity interaction landscape...
April 1, 2017: Cancer Research
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