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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035315/lymphocytic-esophagitis-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Bilel Jideh, Andrew Keegan, Martin Weltman
Lymphocytic esophagitis (LyE) is a rare condition characterised histologically by high numbers of esophageal intraepithelial lymphocytes without significant granulocytes infiltration, in addition to intercellular edema ("spongiosis"). The clinical significance and natural history of LyE is poorly defined although dysphagia is reportedly the most common symptom. Endoscopic features range from normal appearing esophageal mucosa to features similar to those seen in eosinophilic esophagitis, including esophageal rings, linear furrows, whitish exudates, and esophageal strictures/stenosis...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034501/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-inflammatory-response-biomarkers-in-patients-undergoing-curative-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#2
N Hirahara, T Matsubara, D Kawahara, S Nakada, S Ishibashi, Y Tajima
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have revealed significant relationships between the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and survival in various cancers. The purpose of this study was to confirm whether the LMR, NLR, and PLR have prognostic values, independent of clinicopathological criteria, in patients undergoing curative resection for esophageal cancer. METHODS: The LMR, NLR and PLR were calculated in 147 consecutive patients who underwent curative esophagectomy between January 2006 and December 2014...
December 14, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013013/a-canine-model-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#3
Scott S Graves, Andrew Rezvani, George Sale, Diane Stone, Maura Parker, Steven Rosinski, Michele Spector, Bruce Swearingen, Leslie Kean, Rainer Storb
In long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality and a major determinant of quality of life. Chronic GVHD responds poorly to current immunosuppressive drugs, and while T cell depletion may be preventive, this gain is offset by increased relapse rates. A significant impediment to progress in treating chronic GVHD has been the limitations of existing animal models. The goal of this study was to develop a reproducible comprehensive model of chronic GVHD in the dog...
December 21, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000729/systemic-immune-inflammation-index-predicts-prognosis-of-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#4
Yiting Geng, Yingjie Shao, Danxia Zhu, Xiao Zheng, Qi Zhou, Wenjie Zhou, Xuefeng Ni, Changping Wu, Jingting Jiang
Systemic immune-inflammation index (SII), based on peripheral lymphocyte, neutrophil, and platelet counts, was recently investigated as a prognostic marker in several tumors. However, SII has not been reported in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We evaluated the prognostic value of the SII in 916 patients with ESCC who underwent radical surgery. Univariate and multivariate analyses were calculated by the Cox proportional hazards regression model. The time-dependent receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve was used to compare the discrimination ability for OS...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959959/the-preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-novel-immune-parameter-for-the-prognosis-of-esophageal-basaloid-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Qin Xiao, Baihua Zhang, Xiang Deng, Jie Wu, Hui Wang, Yonggang Wang, Wenxiang Wang
BACKGROUND: The pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an independent predictor of prognosis in various malignancies, but its predictive capacity in basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus (BSCCE) remains unclear. We aim to determine the value of the inflammation-related factors, including the NLR, neutrophil-to-monocyte ratio (NMR), and albumin levels, in predicting BSCCE prognosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the records of 121 patients with pathologically diagnosed BSCCE that underwent a curative esophagectomy from January 2007 to December 2014...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931321/evaluation-of-mice-undergoing-serial-oral-gavage-while-awake-or-anesthetized
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Carissa P Jones, Kelli L Boyd, Jeanne M Wallace
Although oral gavage is the most straightforward approach to achieve precise enteric administration in rodents, it is associated with potential adverse consequences. Here we compare the effects of serial oral gavage in awake compared with anesthetized mice. Female C57BL/6J mice (n = 20 per group) were assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups (control, awake gavage, or anesthetized gavage) and gavaged daily with 0.2 mL of saline (with no manipulation on weekends) for a total of 18 treatment days. Body weight and clinical appearance were monitored throughout the treatment period, after which mice were euthanized and necropsied...
November 2016: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925010/the-effects-of-a-simple-method-for-cryopreservation-and-thawing-procedures-on-cord-blood-derived-dc-based-esophageal-carcinoma-vaccine
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J Yu, L Xie, S Chen, J Zhang, G Guo, B Chen
BACKGROUND: Producing sufficient numbers of DCs at one time point and subsequently cryopreserving the generated DCs in ready-for-use aliquots for clinical application is useful in cancer treatment. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of a simplified cryopreservation method and thawing procedures acting on the biological characteristics and specific cytotoxic activity of cord blood derived DC-based esophageal carcinoma vaccine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells were isolated from cord blood using CD34+ Progenitor Cell Isolation Kit by magnetic cell sorting system (MACS)...
July 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921303/eosinophils-from-eosinophilic-oesophagitis-patients-have-t-cell-suppressive-capacity-and-express-foxp3
#8
C Lingblom, J Wallander, M Ingelsten, H Bergquist, M Bove, R Saalman, A Welin, C Wennerås
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an antigen-driven T cell-mediated chronic inflammatory disease where food and environmental antigens are thought to have a role. Human eosinophils express the immunoregulatory protein galectin-10 and have T cell suppressive capacity similar to regulatory T cells (Tregs ). We hypothesized that one function of eosinophils in EoE might be to regulate the T cell-driven inflammation in the oesophagus. This was tested by evaluating the suppressive capacity of eosinophils isolated from the blood of adult EoE patients in a mixed lymphocyte reaction...
November 5, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919983/prognostic-significance-of-inflammatory-and-nutritional-parameters-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
#9
Tatsuya Miyazaki, Makoto Sakai, Makoto Sohda, Naritaka Tanaka, Takehiko Yokobori, Yoko Motegi, Masanobu Nakajima, Minoru Fukuchi, Hiroyuki Kato, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the following preoperative prognostic factors in patients who underwent esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: C-Reactive protein (CRP), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), serum albumin, prognostic nutritional index (PNI), and body mass index (BMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 173 men and 19 women with a mean age of 65.8 years (range=42-86 years) who were scheduled to undergo esophagectomy for esophageal cancer...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915370/prognostic-significance-of-the-lymphocyte-to-monocyte-ratio-and-the-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-to-tumor-associated-macrophage-ratio-in-patients-with-stage-t3n0m0-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Yingming Zhu, Minghuan Li, Cong Bo, Xuemei Liu, Jianbo Zhang, Zhenxiang Li, Fen Zhao, Li Kong, Jinming Yu
PURPOSE: We assessed the prognostic significance of, and the relationship between, the pretreatment lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) and the TILs/tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) ratio, in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) of pathological stage T3N0M0 (pT3N0M0). METHODS: A total of 220 newly diagnosed ESCC patients of stage pT3N0M0 who had not undergone neoadjuvant therapy were included. Densities of CD8+ TILs, CD4+ TILs, CD45RO+ TILs, and CD68+ TAMs were assessed by immunohistochemical staining of tissue microarray cores from all 220 pT3N0M0 ESCC patients (who underwent radical resection)...
December 3, 2016: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889946/combined-fibrinogen-and-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-advanced-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Takashi Kijima, Takaaki Arigami, Yasuto Uchikado, Yoshikazu Uenosono, Yoshiaki Kita, Tetsuhiro Owaki, Shinichiro Mori, Hiroshi Kurahara, Yuko Kijima, Hiroshi Okumura, Kousei Maemura, Sumiya Ishigami, Shoji Natsugoe
Patients with advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is received chemoradiotherapy or chemotherapy for clinical management. However, it is difficult to predict tumor response and prognosis using blood markers before starting treatments. The purpose of this study was to investigate the pre-treatment plasma fibrinogen and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with advanced ESCC treated with chemoradiotherapy or chemotherapy, and to assess the clinical utility of a combined score using these blood markers, named as the F-NLR (fibrinogen and NLR) score, as a predictor of tumor response and prognosis...
November 27, 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878270/alteration-of-histone-h3-lysine-9-dimethylation-in-peripheral-white-blood-cells-of-septic-patients-with-trauma-and-cancer
#12
Linghui Jiang, Yiqin Wang, Duming Zhu, Zhanggang Xue, Hailei Mao
The present study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of histone methylation in sepsis. A total of 43 blood samples from trauma and esophageal cancer patients with or without sepsis were collected. Immunofluorescence staining of isolated peripheral white blood cells (WBCs) was conducted. Co‑stained 293T cells served as a reference, to allow the levels of histone methylation in different types of WBCs from patients to be determined. Immunostaining analyses revealed different levels of histone 3 lysine 9 dimethylation (H3K9me2) in neutrophils (Neu), lymphocytes (Lym), and monocytes (Mon) from trauma patients...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868286/a-high-number-of-stromal-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-is-a-favorable-independent-prognostic-factor-in-m0-stages-i-iii-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#13
Jing Li, Yang Tang, Liu Huang, Qianqian Yu, Guangyuan Hu, Yanmei Zou, Xianglin Yuan
Esophageal cancer is a highly invasive tumor with a poor prognosis. Lymphocytes play an important role in systemic immune responses, but their role in cancers varies depending on the specific tumor microenvironment. The aim of this study was to provide evidence for tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) as a prognostic biomarker in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. TIL analysis was retrospectively performed on full-face hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections from 127 patients. A majority (92.6%) of tumors had at least 10% stromal TILs (sTILs) (range, 10%-90%), and 84...
November 21, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852044/preoperative-blood-routine-markers-and-prognosis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-the-fujian-prospective-investigation-of-cancer-fiesta-study
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Dan Hu, Xiandong Lin, Yan Chen, Qing Chang, Gang Chen, Chao Li, Hejun Zhang, Zhaolei Cui, Binying Liang, Wenhui Jiang, Kaida Ji, Jun Huang, Feng Peng, Xiongwei Zheng, Wenquan Niu
This prospective study was designed to investigate the prognosis of preoperative blood-routine markers for esophageal cancer mortality by using data from the ongoing Fujian prospective investigation of cancer (FIESTA) study. Patients who received three-field lymphadenectomy for esophageal cancer between 2000 and 2010 were enrolled. Of 2535 patients with complete survival data, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) accounted for 94.5% (n = 2396). Here, only ESCC patients were analyzed, with the median follow-up time of 38...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804027/prognostic-factors-for-locoregional-recurrence-in-patients-with-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-radical-two-field-lymph-node-dissection-results-from-long-term-follow-up
#15
ShiLiang Liu, Simone Anfossi, Bo Qiu, YuZhen Zheng, MuYan Cai, Jia Fu, Hong Yang, Qing Liu, ZhaoLin Chen, JianHua Fu, MengZhong Liu, Jared K Burks, Steven H Lin, James Reuben, Hui Liu
OBJECTIVE: To aim of this study was to determine the clinical and biological prognostic factors for locoregional recurrence (LRR) in patients with thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) undergoing radical two-field lymph node dissection (2FLD). METHODS: A total of 462 patients diagnosed with thoracic ESCC underwent radical esophagectomy between March 2001 and May 2010 at Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center. Clinical characteristics, CD44 expression, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) levels were evaluated in 198 patients who underwent R0 dissection with long-term follow-up...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789959/sensitivity-value-of-hematological-markers-in-patients-receiving-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Shan Zhu, Chuan-Wang Miao, Zhong-Tang Wang, Li Peng, Baosheng Li
BACKGROUND: Hematological markers of the systemic inflammatory response (SIR) including the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and the combination of NLR with PLR (CNP) are associated with prognosis of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, their value in predicting the sensitivity to chemoradiotherapy in patients with ESCC is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether these markers can be used as sensitivity predictors for chemoradiotherapy in patients with ESCC...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747091/the-promise-of-pd-1-inhibitors-in-gastro-esophageal-cancers-microsatellite-instability-vs-pd-l1
#17
REVIEW
Zhaohui Jin, Harry H Yoon
Preliminary clinical studies of anti-programmed cell death-1 (anti-PD-1) therapy in gastro-esophageal cancers have suggested promising single-agent activity. In patients who received prior treatment for advanced disease, pembrolizumab has been associated with a response rate of 20% in programmed cell death-1 ligand 1 (PD-L1)-positive tumors, and nivolumab with a response rate of 12% in unselected tumors. Both agents yielded a median duration of response lasting ~6-7 months. PD-L1 expression and microsatellite instability (MSI) have emerged as potential predictive markers for PD-1/PD-L1 blockade...
October 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741346/candida-esophagitis-associated-with-mycophenolate-mofetil-treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis
#18
Anna Kurayev, Alice B Gottlieb
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case in which a patient developed Candida esophagitis (CE) after treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for 22 months. CASE SUMMARY: A 59-year-old Caucasian female with long-standing history of AD successfully treated with MMF presented to the dermatology clinic for follow-up appointment with 3 months' history of projectile vomiting, choking, and trouble swallowing. Patient underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) that demonstrated whitish plaques in esophagus consistent with CE, which was confirmed by biopsy and cytology...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741060/elevated-serum-tissue-transglutaminase-antibodies-in-children-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#19
Anna K Le Fevre, Marjorie M Walker, Amir Hadjiashrafy, Rani Bhatia, Joerg Mattes, Nicholas J Talley, Scott Nightingale
OBJECTIVES: This study compared the clinical and histopathological characteristics of children with EoE and elevated anti-transglutaminase (TTG Ab) with those with EoE and normal TTG Ab titres. METHODS: Single center chart and blinded histopathological review of patients diagnosed with EoE over a four-year period, who had esophageal and duodenal biopsies taken at time of endoscopy, and TTG Ab measured within 6 months of biopsy. Patients with histology-proven CD were excluded...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703488/personalized-kampo-medicine-facilitated-both-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-response-and-clinical-benefits-induced-by-personalized-peptide-vaccination-for-advanced-esophageal-cancer
#20
Daisuke Muroya, Shigeru Yutani, Shigeki Shichijo, Akira Yamada, Shinjiro Sakamoto, Masayasu Naito, Koji Okuda, Michi Morita, Rin Yamaguchi, Kyogo Itoh
We retrospectively evaluated if personalized Kampo medicine (PKM) could facilitate CTL responses and clinical benefits induced by personalized peptide vaccination (PPV), in which HLA-matched vaccines were selected and administered based on the preexisting host immunity, for advanced esophageal cancer (aEC) patients. Among 34 aEC patients entered in the clinical study, 23 patients received PKM and PPV without (n = 12) or with chemotherapy (n = 11), while the remaining 11 patients did not receive PKM but received PPV without (n = 6) or with chemotherapy (n = 5), respectively...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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