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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645180/alcohol-metabolism-and-oesophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
#1
Marco Matejcic, M J Gunter, Pietro Ferrari
Alcohol is a major risk factor for oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), the most prevalent histological subtype of oesophageal cancer (OC) worldwide. The metabolism of alcohol is regulated by specific enzymes whose activity and expression is influenced by genetic polymorphisms. We conducted a systematic review of current epidemiological evidence of the relationship between alcohol intake and OC risk, including the role of tobacco smoking and functional polymorphisms of dehydrogenases (ADHs) and aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs)...
June 22, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645140/ruptured-oesophageal-haematoma-caused-by-transoesophageal-echocardiography
#2
Ewa Pedzich-Placha, Adam Rdzanek, Janusz Kochman, Zenon Huczek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642331/diagnosis-and-risk-stratification-of-barrett-s-dysplasia-by-flow-cytometric-dna-analysis-of-paraffin-embedded-tissue
#3
Won-Tak Choi, Jia-Huei Tsai, Peter S Rabinovitch, Thomas Small, Danning Huang, Aras N Mattis, Sanjay Kakar
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus (BO) can be challenging, and reliable ancillary techniques are not available. This study examines if DNA content abnormality detected by flow cytometry can serve as a diagnostic marker of dysplasia and facilitate risk stratification of low-grade dysplasia (LGD) and indefinite for dysplasia (IND) patients using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) BO samples with varying degrees of dysplasia. DESIGN: DNA flow cytometry was performed on 80 FFPE BO samples with high-grade dysplasia (HGD), 38 LGD, 21 IND and 14 negative for dysplasia (ND)...
June 22, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642008/concurrent-once-daily-versus-twice-daily-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-convert-an-open-label-phase-3-randomised-superiority-trial
#4
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Michael Snee, Linda Ashcroft, Wiebke Appel, Fabrice Barlesi, Adityanarayan Bhatnagar, Andrea Bezjak, Felipe Cardenal, Pierre Fournel, Susan Harden, Cecile Le Pechoux, Rhona McMenemin, Nazia Mohammed, Mary O'Brien, Jason Pantarotto, Veerle Surmont, Jan P Van Meerbeeck, Penella J Woll, Paul Lorigan, Fiona Blackhall
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy is the standard of care in limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, but the optimal radiotherapy schedule and dose remains controversial. The aim of this study was to establish a standard chemoradiotherapy treatment regimen in limited-stage small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: The CONVERT trial was an open-label, phase 3, randomised superiority trial. We enrolled adult patients (aged ≥18 years) who had cytologically or histologically confirmed limited-stage small-cell lung cancer, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-2, and adequate pulmonary function...
June 19, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639700/systematic-review-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adults-with-eosinophilic-oesophagitis-instruments-for-measurement-and-determinant-factors
#5
REVIEW
A J Lucendo, L Arias-González, J Molina-Infante, Á Arias
BACKGROUND: Several measures have been used to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE). AIMS: To systematically review these HRQoL measures, to appraise measurement properties of specific instruments and to evaluate determinant factors influencing HRQoL in paediatric and adult EoE patients. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science (WOS) and PsycINFO databases for documents providing original information on the development of measurement tools and/or evaluation of HRQoL outcomes in EoE patients of all ages...
June 22, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637650/achalasia-leading-to-diagnosis-of-adenocarcinoma-of-the-oesophagus
#6
Jonathan Segal, Ayodele Lagundoye, Martyn Carter
A 50-year-old male with a 7 month history of progressive dysphagia to solids then subsequently to liquids. He underwent a diagnostic gastroscopy which was normal. A further barium swallow suggested achalasia. He was referred to a tertiary centre, where he underwent pH and manometry studies which confirmed a diagnosis of achalasia. He was referred for a laparoscopic cardiomyotomy, and at surgery there was a suspected tumour at the gastro-oesophageal junction. A follow-up endoscopy with biopsies was normal...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632926/meta-analysis-of-health-related-quality-of-life-after-minimally-invasive-versus-open-oesophagectomy-for-oesophageal-cancer
#7
REVIEW
J H Kauppila, S Xie, A Johar, S R Markar, P Lagergren
BACKGROUND: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes between minimally invasive and open oesophagectomy for cancer at different postoperative time points. METHODS: A search of PubMed (MEDLINE), Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library was performed for studies that compared open with minimally invasive oesophagectomy. A random-effects meta-analysis was conducted for studies that measured HRQoL scores using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 and QLQ-OES18 questionnaires...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628545/salbutamol-therapy-for-food-impaction-in-eosinophilic-oesophagitis
#8
Jorge Amil Dias, Sofia Fernandes, Susana Corujeira, Eunice Trindade, Marta Tavares, Simon Murch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627154/-mortality-study-in-a-cohort-of-workers-employed-in-the-hot-working-processing-of-plastics-and-rubber
#9
Alberto Gerosa, Corrado Scarnato, Bruno Marchesini, Evi Ietri, Venere Leda Mara Pavone
OBJECTIVES: to study mortality rates among workers in companies manufacturing thermoplastic and rubber articles (excluding tyres). DESIGN: cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the cohort includes 4,543 workers employed up to 2000 in 131 companies in the Province of Bologna (Emilia-Romagna Region, Northern Italy) exposed to emissions from hot processing of plastics (3,937) and rubber (606). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: general- and cause-specific Standardized Mortality Rates (SMR), with 95% confidence intervals; entire reference population resides in the Emilia-Romagna Region...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623324/rapid-discrimination-of-human-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-mass-spectrometry-based-on-differences-in-amino-acid-metabolism
#10
Zhang Jianyong, Xu Jianjun, Ouyang Yongzhong, Liu Junwen, Lu Haiyan, Yu Dongliang, Peng Jinhua, Xiong Junwen, Chen Huanwen, Wei Yiping
Oesophageal cancer (OC) is associated with high morbidity and mortality, and surgery is the most effective approach to treat it. In order to reduce surgical risks and duration of surgery, we explored a new strategy to determine tumour margins in surgery. In this study, we included 128 cancerous and 128 noncancerous database entries obtained from 32 human patients. Using internal extractive electrospray ionization-MS, in positive ion detection mode, the relative abundances of m/z 104.13, m/z 116.10, m/z 132...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620912/oesophageal-epidermal-naevi-as-a-feature-of-systematised-epidermal-naevus-syndrome
#11
Tola Oyesanya, Emily Boozalis, Shawn G Kwatra, Bernard A Cohen
Systematised epidermal naevi are hamartomas developing from neural ectoderm that can be quite extensive, typically with involvement of the face, neck, scalp, arms, legs and trunk. Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is rare. We report on a 38-year-old Caucasian woman with systematised epidermal naevus syndrome who presented with previously undescribed involvement of the oesophagus, as well as the right side of her scalp, forehead, cheeks, chin, oral mucosa, neck, arms and trunk.
June 16, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620499/intrauterine-death-following-intraamniotic-triiodothyronine-and-thyroxine-therapy-for-fetal-goitrous-hypothyroidism-associated-with-polyhydramnios-and-caused-by-a-thyroglobulin-mutation
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Pradeep Vasudevan, Corrina Powell, Adeline K Nicholas, Ian Scudamore, James Greening, Soo-Mi Park, Nadia Schoenmakers
In the absence of maternal thyroid disease or iodine deficiency, fetal goitre is rare and usually attributable to dyshormonogenesis, for which genetic ascertainment is not always undertaken in the UK. Mechanical complications include tracheal and oesophageal compression with resultant polyhydramnios, malpresentation at delivery and neonatal respiratory distress. We report an Indian kindred in which the proband (first-born son) had congenital hypothyroidism (CH) without obvious neonatal goitre. His mother's second pregnancy was complicated by fetal hypothyroid goitre and polyhydramnios, prompting amniotic fluid drainage and intraamniotic therapy (with liothyronine, T3 and levothyroxine, T4)...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619737/acute-massive-gastric-dilatation-causing-ischaemic-necrosis-and-perforation-of-the-stomach
#13
Maitham A Moslim, Jay Mittal, Gavin A Falk, Jeffrey S Ustin, Gareth Morris-Stiff
Acute massive gastric dilatation (AMGD) is a rare distinctive condition but associates with high morbidity and mortality. Though usually seen in patients with eating disorders, many aetiologies of AMGD have been described. The distension has been reported to cause gastric necrosis with or without perforation, usually within 1-2 days of an inciting event of AMGD.We report the case of a 58-year-old male who presented with gastric perforation associated with AMGD 11 days after surgical relief of a proximal small bowel obstruction...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616602/histopathological-regression-after-taxane-based-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-resectable-gastric-or-gastro-oesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma
#14
EDITORIAL
Abhishek Mitra, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Bhawna Sirohi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615887/an-unusual-cause-of-chest-discomfort-case-report-of-oesophageal-hirudiniasis
#15
Cristóvão Figueiredo, Joana Alves, Cláudia Carvalho, António Sarmento
Hirudiniasis is caused by sanguivorous leeches feeding on mucous membranes with possible severe obstructive or haemorrhagic manifestations. Few cases have been reported in humans, and most occur in tropical countries. A seventy-year-old female patient presented to our Emergency Department (ED) with retrosternal discomfort. She was taking warfarin for a mechanical prosthetic heart valve. While in the ED, a leech was spontaneously extruded from her mouth, with symptomatic resolution. Endoscopy revealed an area of previous leech attachment in the distal oesophageal, without severe bleeding...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615833/prevalence-and-organwise-distribution-of-sarcocystiosis-in-buffaloes-of-mohali-punjab
#16
Khadim Hussain Dar, Mohd Mansoor Bhat, Majid Shafi
The study was carried at Mirha Exports private limited at Mohali, Punjab, from December 2012 to May 2013 during which 1000 buffaloes of 2-3 years of age slaughtered for meat purposes were screened for the Sarcocystis species. Most of the animals examined at anti-mortem appeared normal and clinically healthy. However, at slaughtering, the gross and microscopic examination of representative samples of striated muscles collected from slaughtered buffaloes revealed 95.50 % prevalence of Sarcocystis species. Out of 1000 samples examined, 955 samples (95...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615054/end-stage-kidney-disease-in-patient-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-what-are-the-treatment-options-case-report
#17
Michał Małecki, Maciej Domański, Kazimierz Ciechanowski
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of diseases caused by mutations in genes for proteins responsible for cells' anchorage at the dermo-epidermal junction. Their common feature are dysfunctional or even absent connections between cells. The typical clinical sign is the formation of blisters, with possible excessive scarring, in response to minimal skin irritation. End stage renal disease may be one of the comorbidities in patients with epidermolysis bullosa. The implementation of renal replacement therapy may be very difficult in this population...
June 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614019/eosinophilic-oesophagitis-an-otolaryngologist-s-perspective
#18
T Gnanasekaran, S Gnanasekaran, J M Wood, P Friedland
Eosinophilic oesophagitis is a diagnosis that is being made more frequently in the assessment of dysphagia in both adults and children. It is unclear whether this is a result of increased prevalence or improved diagnostic methods. Children present commonly to paediatric institutions with foreign body impaction. Research indicates that food impaction may predispose to eosinophilic oesophagitis. This article presents eosinophilic oesophagitis from an otolaryngologist's point of view. It details the clinical features present in the disease as well as how it is diagnosed and managed...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611465/fibroblasts-derived-from-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma-differ-in-dna-methylation-profile-from-normal-oesophageal-fibroblasts
#19
Eric Smith, Helen M Palethorpe, Annette L Hayden, Joanne P Young, Timothy J Underwood, Paul A Drew
Oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) is increasing in incidence and has a poor prognosis. Tumour derived fibroblasts (TDFs) differ functionally from normal fibroblasts (NDFs), and play a pivotal role in cancer. Many of the differences persist through subculture. We measured the DNA methylation profiles of 10 TDFs from OAC with 12 NDF from normal oesophageal mucosa using Infinium HumanMethylation450 Beadchips and found they differed in multidimensional scaling analysis. We identified 4,856 differentially methylated CpGs (DMCs, adjusted p < 0...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611061/clinical-events-and-echocardiographic-lesion-progression-rate-in-subjects-with-mild-or-moderate-aortic-regurgitation
#20
Sveeta Badiani, Jet van Zalen, Saad Saheecha, Lesley Hart, Ann Topham, Nikhil Patel, Lydia Sturridge, Andrew Marshall, Neil Sulke, Stephen Furniss, Guy Lloyd
A 69 year old male, an ex-smoker, was admitted with ongoing chest pain of 11 hours duration. Past medical history included treated hypertension and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He delayed seeking medical attention as he assumed the pain to be due to indigestion and kept taking antacids without much symptomatic relief. Clinical examination on arrival was unremarkable. Admission 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was diagnostic of a recent anterolateral myocardial infarction (MI) (Figure 1a). Bedside trans-thoracic echocardiogram (TTE) confirmed an established anterolateral MI (Video 1, Figure 1b)...
June 13, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
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