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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072768/effect-of-low-dose-aspirin-use-on-survival-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-malignancies-an-observational-study
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M A Frouws, E Bastiaannet, R E Langley, W K Chia, M P P van Herk-Sukel, V E P P Lemmens, H Putter, H H Hartgrink, B A Bonsing, C J H Van de Velde, J E A Portielje, G J Liefers
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested a relationship between aspirin use and mortality reduction. The mechanism for the effect of aspirin on cancer outcomes remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate aspirin use and survival in patients with gastrointestinal tract cancer. METHODS: Patients with gastrointestinal tract cancer diagnosed between 1998 and 2011 were included. The population-based Eindhoven Cancer Registry was linked to drug-dispensing data from the PHARMO Database Network...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070329/mastering-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-requires-a-mentor-experience-of-a-personal-mentorship
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Miguel A Cuesta, Nicole van der Wielen, Jennifer Straatman, Donald L van der Peet
Since the first laparoscopic procedure, there has been an steady increase in advanced minimally invasive surgery. These procedures include oncological colorectal, hepatobiliary and upper gastrointestinal surgery. Implementation of these procedures requires different and new skills for the surgeons who wish to perform these procedures. To accomplish this surgical teaching program, a mentorship seems the most ideal method to teach the apprentice surgeon these specific skills. At the VU medical center a teaching program for a minimally-invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer started in 2009...
January 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039419/cumulative-immunosuppressant-exposure-is-associated-with-diversified-cancer-risk-among-14-832-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-nested-case-control-study
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Chung-Yuan Hsu, Ming-Shyan Lin, Yu-Jih Su, Tien-Tsai Cheng, Yu-Sheng Lin, Ying-Chou Chen, Wen-Chan Chiu, Tien-Hsing Chen
OBJECTIVES: Immunosuppressive therapy is necessary to alter the natural course of SLE. However, immunosuppressant-related cancer risk is a major concern. The aim of this study was to determine whether immunosuppressant use is associated with cancer risk in SLE. METHODS: We designed a retrospective nested case-control study within an SLE population based on the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. We screened 14 842 patients with SLE from 2001 to 2013 and compared patients with SLE complicated by later cancer with patients with SLE but without cancer...
December 30, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036090/antiproliferative-effects-of-cynara-cardunculus-l-var-altilis-dc-lipophilic-extracts
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Patrícia A B Ramos, Ângela R Guerra, Olinda Guerreiro, Sónia A O Santos, Helena Oliveira, Carmen S R Freire, Armando J D Silvestre, Maria F Duarte
Besides being traditionally used to relieve hepatobiliary disorders, Cynara cardunculus L. has evidenced anticancer potential on triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). This study highlights the antiproliferative effects of lipophilic extracts from C. cardunculus L. var. altilis (DC) leaves and florets, and of their major compounds, namely cynaropicrin and taraxasteryl acetate, against MDA-MB-231 cells. Our results demonstrated that MDA-MB-231 cells were much less resistant to leaves extract (IC50 10.39 µg/mL) than to florets extract (IC50 315...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032485/clinical-and-therapeutic-implications-of-aeromonas-bacteremia-14-years-nation-wide-experiences-in-korea
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Ji Young Rhee, Dong Sik Jung, Kyong Ran Peck
BACKGROUND: To elucidate the clinical presentation, antimicrobial susceptibility, and prognostic factors of monomicrobial Aeromonas bacteremia in order to determine the most effective optimal therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of Aeromonas bacteremia patients for the period January 2000 to December 2013 in a retrospective multi-center study. RESULTS: A total of 336 patient records were reviewed, with 242 having community-acquired bacteremia...
December 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030370/the-evolution-of-natural-history-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Will R Takakura, James H Tabibian, Christopher L Bowlus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare, idiopathic biliary disease often with an insidious onset, variable disease course, and premature death related to benign and malignant PSC-related sequelae. This review aims to discuss the epidemiology, clinical variants, and natural history of PSC, incorporating data from recent population-based studies. RECENT FINDINGS: PSC naturally leads to cirrhosis, cholangiocarcinoma, other hepatobiliary malignancies, dominant strictures, hepatic osteodystrophy, and bacterial cholangitis...
December 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029329/tissue-factor-as-a-predictor-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-in-malignancy-biomarker-analyses-of-the-catch-trial
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Alok A Khorana, Pieter W Kamphuisen, Guy Meyer, Rupert Bauersachs, Mette S Janas, Mikala F Jarner, Agnes Y Y Lee
Purpose Circulating tissue factor (TF) has been studied as a biomarker for predicting initial, but not recurrent, venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer, a setting in which predictors are incompletely understood. We evaluated the association of TF, clinical risk factors, and other biomarkers measured at the time of initial VTE with recurrent VTE in a prespecified analysis of the CATCH (Comparison of Acute Treatments in Cancer Hemostasis) trial. Methods CATCH was a randomized, multicenter trial that investigated tinzaparin 175 IU/kg once daily or dose-adjusted warfarin for 6 months in patients with cancer and acute, symptomatic VTE...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024380/redox-activated-light-up-nanomicelle-for-precise-imaging-guided-cancer-therapy-and-real-time-pharmacokinetic-monitoring
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Xingang Liu, Min Wu, Qinglian Hu, Hongzhen Bai, Shuoqing Zhang, Youqing Shen, Guping Tang, Yuan Ping
Simultaneous tumor imaging, therapy, and pharmacokinetic monitoring can offer a safe and effective strategy for cancer therapy. This work describes the design of a fluorescence light-up nanomicelle that can afford precise imaging-guided drug delivery and pharmacokinetic monitoring in a real-time fashion for cancer chemotherapy. The nanomicelle, which contains a boron dipyrromethene based fluorescent probe as the hydrophobic core and a redox-triggered detachable poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) shell, can accumulate at the tumor site via enhanced permeation and retention effect...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008139/identifying-the-clonal-origin-of-synchronous-multifocal-tumors-in-the-hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-system-using-multi-omic-platforms
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Weiqin Jiang, Yongfeng Ding, Yifei Shen, Longjiang Fan, Linfu Zhou, Zhi Li, Yi Zheng, Peng Zhao, Lulu Liu, Zhou Tong, Weijia Fang, Weilin Wang
Synchronous multifocal tumors often pose a diagnostic challenge for oncologists. The purpose of this study was to determine the clonal origin and metastatic relationship of synchronous multifocal tumors in the hepatobiliary and pancreatic system using multi-omic platforms. DNA samples were extracted from three masses harvested from a 50-year-old Han Chinese male patient who suffered from synchronous multifocal tumors in the pancreatic tail, upper biliary duct, and omentum at the time of diagnosis. The clonal origin of these samples was tested using two platforms: next-generation sequencing (NGS) of 390 key genes harboring cancer-relevant actionable mutations and whole-genome copy number variation (CNV) chip analysis...
December 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997974/the-microbiome-and-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Ahmad H Ali, Elizabeth J Carey, Keith D Lindor
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease with detrimental sequela. In many patients, PSC progresses to end-stage liver disease and hepatobiliary cancer. There is no medical therapy that is proven to halt or reverse the progression of PSC. Approximately 70 to 80% of PSC patients have inflammatory bowel disease, usually ulcerative colitis. The etiology of PSC is poorly understood. Several lines of evidence suggest that the intestinal microbiota plays an important role in the etiopathogenesis of PSC...
September 2016: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995090/colorectal-liver-metastases-a-critical-review-of-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Robert P Jones, Norihiro Kokudo, Gunnar Folprecht, Yoshihiro Mise, Michiaki Unno, Hassan Z Malik, Stephen W Fenwick, Graeme J Poston
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of patients with colorectal cancer will develop liver metastases. Only a minority of patients present with technically resectable disease. Around 40% of those undergoing surgical resection are alive five years after their diagnosis compared with less than 1% for those with disseminated disease treated with systemic chemotherapy. Surgical resection remains the only possibility for long-term survival for these patients and great efforts have been made to increase the rates of resection whilst improving long-term outcomes...
November 2016: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993088/interview-with-dr-ghassan-k-abou-alfa
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G K Abou-Alfa
Ghassan K Abou-Alfa joined the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York back in 2001. Dr Abou-Alfa specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr Abou-Alfa received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine. His research is dedicated to finding novel therapies and improving the effectiveness of the current therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer, while continuing to understand the basic mechanisms of the diseases and its therapy...
November 2016: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986172/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-liver-metastasis
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Ali Devrim Karaosmanoglu, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Mustafa Nasuh Ozmen, Deniz Akata, Musturay Karcaaltincaba
Liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is becoming the gold standard in liver metastasis detection and treatment response assessment. The most sensitive magnetic resonance sequences are diffusion-weighted images and hepatobiliary phase images after Gd-EOB-DTPA. Peripheral ring enhancement, diffusion restriction, and hypointensity on hepatobiliary phase images are hallmarks of liver metastases. In patients with normal ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET)-CT findings and high clinical suspicion of metastasis, MRI should be performed for diagnosis of unseen metastasis...
December 2016: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957308/single-incision-laparoscopy-surgery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sasan Saeed Far, Sepide Miraj
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions elsewhere in the body. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review is aimed to overview single-incision laparoscopy surgery. METHODS: This systematic review was carried out by searching studies in PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and IranMedex databases. The initial search strategy identified about 87 references...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938579/-application-of-indocyanine-green-fluorescent-imaging-technique-in-planning-resection-line-and-real-time-surgical-navigation-in-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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C H Fang, H B Liang, C W Chi, H S Tao, C Fang, W Zhu, Z K Mo, J Yang, N Xiang, N Zeng, J Tian
Objective: To explore the value of near-infrared technology guided by indolecyanine green(ICG) in planning resection line and real-time surgical navigation in small liver cancer. Methods: From March to September 2015, 11 patients with hepatic tumors received hepatectomy were treated in First Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University.There were 5 male and 6 female patients with average age of (55±10)years (range 39-70 years). Among whom, there were 9 cases with hepatocellular carcinoma and 2 cases with colorectal cancer...
1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919744/co-infections-with-liver-fluke-and-helicobacter-species-a-paradigm-change-in-pathogenesis-of-opisthorchiasis-and-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Banchob Sripa, Raksawan Deenonpoe, Paul J Brindley
Infection with the fish-borne liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a Group 1 carcinogen: definitely carcinogenic in humans. Cofactors likely contribute to bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) caused by this infection. Here we review recent findings that address the role of liver fluke associated H. pylori in hepatobiliary disease and malignancy. We hypothesize that co-infection by O. viverrini and the bacillus Helicobacter pylori is central of liver fluke infection associated cholangiocarcinoma...
December 3, 2016: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895416/practice-guidelines-for-the-pathological-diagnosis-of-primary-liver-cancer-2015-update
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REVIEW
Wen-Ming Cong, Hong Bu, Jie Chen, Hui Dong, Yu-Yao Zhu, Long-Hai Feng, Jun Chen, Guideline Committee
In 2010, a panel of Chinese pathologists reported the first expert consensus for the pathological diagnosis of primary liver cancers to address the many contradictions and inconsistencies in the pathological characteristics and diagnostic criteria for PLC. Since then considerable clinicopathological studies have been conducted globally, prompting us to update the practice guidelines for the pathological diagnosis of PLC. In April 18, 2014, a Guideline Committee consisting of 40 specialists from seven Chinese Societies (including Chinese Society of Liver Cancer, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Liver Cancer Study Group, Chinese Society of Hepatology, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Digestive Disease Group, Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Surgery, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Pathological Group of Hepatobiliary Tumor and Liver Transplantation, Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Medical Association) was created for the formulation of the first guidelines for the standardization of the pathological diagnosis of PLC, mainly focusing on the following topics: gross specimen sampling, concepts and diagnostic criteria of small hepatocellular carcinoma (SHCC), microvascular invasion (MVI), satellite nodules, and immunohistochemical and molecular diagnosis...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893749/differential-protein-expression-in-the-hemolymph-of-bithynia-siamensis-goniomphalos-infected-with-opisthorchis-viverrini
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Kulwadee Suwannatrai, Apiporn Suwannatrai, Pairat Tabsripair, Jariya Umka Welbat, Sirikachorn Tangkawattana, Cinzia Cantacessi, Jason Mulvenna, Smarn Tesana, Alex Loukas, Javier Sotillo
Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos is a freshwater snail that serves as the first intermediate host of the human liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini. This parasite is a major public health problem in different countries throughout the Greater Mekong sub-region (Thailand, southern Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia). Chronic O. viverrini infection also results in a gradual increase of fibrotic tissues in the biliary tract that are associated with hepatobiliary diseases and contribute to cholangiocarcinoma (a fatal type of bile duct cancer)...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865544/central-liver-toxicity-after-sbrt-an-expanded-analysis-and-predictive-nomogram
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Diego A S Toesca, Evan C Osmundson, Rie von Eyben, Jenny L Shaffer, Peter Lu, Albert C Koong, Daniel T Chang
PURPOSE: To further explore the correlation of central biliary tract (cHBT) radiation doses with hepatobiliary toxicity (HBT) after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in a larger patient dataset. METHODS: We reviewed the treatment and outcomes of all patients who received SBRT for primary liver cancer (PLC) and metastatic liver tumors between July 2004 and November 2015 at our institution. The cHBT was defined as isotropic expansions (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25mm) from the portal vein (PV)...
November 16, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862213/synthesis-and-preliminary-biological-evaluation-of-a-99m-tc-chlorambucil-derivative-as-a-potential-tumor-imaging-agent
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Jianguo Lin, Ling Qiu, Gaochao Lv, Ke Li, Wei Wang, Guiqing Liu, Xueyu Zhao, Shanshan Wang
Technetium-99m-based radiopharmaceuticals have been used widely as diagnostic agents in the nuclear medicine. Chlorambucil (CLB) as one typical alkylating drug exhibits excellent inhibition effects against many human malignancies. To develop and explore a novel potential imaging agent for early diagnosis of tumors, tricarbonyl technetium-99m and rhenium complexes on the basis of the tridentate ligand dipicolylamine (DPA) bound to the chlorambucil pharmacophore were designed and synthesized: (99m) Tc-DPA-CLB (3) and Re-DPA-CLB (4)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
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