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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648577/impact-of-cap-assisted-colonoscopy-on-learning-curve-and-quality-in-colonoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhouwen Tang, Daniel S Zhang, Aaron P Thrift, Kalpesh K Patel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopy competency assessment in trainees have traditionally been informal. Comprehensive metrics such as the Assessment of Competency in Endoscopy (ACE) tool suggest competency thresholds are higher than assumed. cap-assisted colonoscopy (CAC) may improve competency but data in novice trainees are lacking. We compare CAC versus standard colonoscopy (SC) among novice trainees in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: All colonoscopies performed by 3 gastroenterology fellows without prior experience were eligible for enrollment...
June 22, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642452/laparoscopic-treatment-of-colo-colic-intussusception-secondary-to-a-lipomatous-polyp
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Carlo V Feo, Daniele Marcello, Claudio F Feo
INTRODUCTION: Colo-colic intussusception is extremely rare in adults and few cases have been described secondary to a lypomatous polyp. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 50-year old man with chronic abdominal pain who was diagnosed a colo-colic intussusception secondary to a lipoma of the left colon. The patient underwent laparoscopic resection of the splenic flexure without reduction, which occurred spontaneously after induction of the pneumoperitoneum, and final histology confirmed a submucosal lipoma with no evidence of malignancy...
June 12, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640228/development-and-validation-of-a-high-throughput-mass-spectrometry-based-urine-metabolomic-test-for-the-detection-of-colonic-adenomatous-polyps
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Lu Deng, David Chang, Rae R Foshaug, Roman Eisner, Victor K Tso, David S Wishart, Richard N Fedorak
Background: Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide. The detection and removal of the precursors to colorectal cancer, adenomatous polyps, is the key for screening. The aim of this study was to develop a clinically scalable (high throughput, low cost, and high sensitivity) mass spectrometry (MS)-based urine metabolomic test for the detection of adenomatous polyps. Methods: Prospective urine and stool samples were collected from 685 participants enrolled in a colorectal cancer screening program to undergo colonoscopy examination...
June 22, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639142/serrated-polyps-of-colon-and-rectum-a-clinicopathologic-review
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REVIEW
Bita Geramizadeh, Scott Robertson
BACKGROUND: In the past decade, there have been significant changes in the classification and nomenclature of colorectal polyps. Previously, only two groups of lesions were widely recognized, the adenoma and the hyperplastic polyp. Adenomas were considered the only precursor of colorectal cancer, and hyperplastic polyps were considered innocent with no malignant potential. However, recent discoveries about molecular pathways of colorectal cancers have significantly changed our understanding of these neoplasms...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638218/new-endoscopes-and-add-on-devices-to-improve-colonoscopy-performance
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REVIEW
Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Georgios Tziatzios, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer prevention; however, it is still an imperfect modality. Precancerous lesions can be lost during screening examinations, thus increasing the risk of interval cancer. A variety of factors either patient-, or endoscopist dependent or even the procedure itself may contribute to loss of lesions. Sophisticated modalities including advanced technology endoscopes and add-on devices have been developed in an effort to eliminate colonoscopy's drawbacks and maximize its ability to detect potentially culprit polyps...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630589/laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-for-colorectal-polyps-experience-of-ten-years
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Audrius Dulskas, Žygimantas Kuliešius, Narimantas E Samalavičius
Background. Laparoscopy or its combination with endoscopy is the next step for "difficult" polyps. The purpose of the paper was to review the outcomes of the laparoscopic approach to the management of "difficult" colorectal polyps. Materials and methods. From 2006 to 2016, 58 patients who underwent laparoscopic treatment for "difficult" polyps that could not be treated by endoscopy at the National Cancer Institute, Lithuania, were included. The demographic data, the type of surgery, length of post-operative stay, complications, and final pathology were reviewed prospectively...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626382/a-symptomatic-coffee-bean-acute-sigmoid-volvulus
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Michael Scharl, Luc Biedermann
An acute sigmoid volvulus is due to the torsion of the sigmoid colon around its mesenteric axis. It mainly occurs in elderly patients and represents an abdominal emergency requiring urgent treatment. A 53-year-old male patient with severe craniocerebral injury and traumatic subarachnoidal bleeding 3 weeks prior presented on the ward with distended abdomen without abdominal pain, muscular defense, or resistances. He featured large volume diarrhea within the last few hours without signs of bleeding. A plain abdominal X-ray demonstrated a coffee bean sign indicating a sigmoid volvulus...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624559/hereditary-factors-are-unlikely-behind-unusual-pattern-of-early-onset-colorectal-cancer-in-egyptians-a-study-of-family-history-and-pathology-features-in-egyptians-with-large-bowel-cancer-cross-sectional-study
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Ahmed A Abou-Zeid, Wael A Jumuah, Essam F Ebied, Karim Sabry Abd El Samee Atia, Yasser El Ghamrini, Dina A Somaie
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer in Egypt has a higher incidence in young patients compared to western countries, where the disease is more prevalent in the old age group. This difference has been attributed to higher incidence of hereditary cancers in young Egyptian patients. The aim of this study is to compare the family history criteria and pathology features of tumors in young (≤40 years) and old (>40 years) Egyptian patients with adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is the analysis of our prospectively collected data on the pathology features of tumors in 313 consecutive patients (133 young, 180 old) with colorectal cancer presenting to the Department of Surgery within an eight-year period...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621634/the-utility-of-screening-colonoscopy-during-kidney-transplant-evaluation
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Yu Zheng, Kevin V Chaung, Paul J Park, Joshua J Augustine, Nagaraju Sarabu, James A Schulak, Edmund Q Sanchez, Vanessa R Humphreville, John B Ammori, Kenneth J Woodside
OBJECTIVES: Transplant centers often recommend, but not necessarily require, screening colonoscopies for people over 50 years of age in accordance with the US Preventative Services Task Force guidelines for the general population. We sought to identify risk factors affecting colonoscopy results in renal failure patients undergoing kidney transplant evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined patients undergoing kidney transplant evaluation from 2009 to 2012 (n = 469 patients)...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619710/heme-oxygenase-1-production-by-intestinal-cx3cr1-macrophages-helps-to-resolve-inflammation-and-prevents-carcinogenesis
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Giulia Marelli, Marco Erreni, Achille Anselmo, Valentina Taverniti, Simone Guglielmetti, Alberto Mantovani, Paola Allavena
CX3CR1(+) macrophages in the intestinal lamina propria contribute to gut homeostasis through the immunomodulatory interleukin IL-10, but there is little knowledge on how these cells or the CX3CR1 receptor may affect colorectal carcinogenesis. In this study, we show that CX3CR1-deficient mice fail to resolve gut inflammation despite high production of IL-10 and have increased colitis and adenomatous polyps in chemical and genetic models of colon carcinogenesis. Mechanistically, CX3CL1-mediated engagement of the CX3CR1 receptor induced upregulation of hemoxygenase-1 (HMOX-1), an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzyme...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615131/stimulation-of-colorectal-biopsies-from-miniature-dachshunds-with-inflammatory-colorectal-polyps-with-toll-like-receptor-ligands-a-pilot-study
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Nozomu Yokoyama, Hiroshi Ohta, Yumiko Kagawa, Noriyuki Nagata, Khoirun Nisa, Tomoya Morita, Tatsuyuki Osuga, Noboru Sasaki, Keitaro Morishita, Kensuke Nakamura, Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi
Inflammatory colorectal polyps (ICRPs) in miniature dachshunds (MDs) are a possible novel form of breed-specific canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this pilot study, we investigated the effects of different Toll like receptor (TLR2, TLR4, TLR5 and TLR9) ligands on pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α) gene expression in ex vivo-cultured colorectal samples from four MDs with ICRPs and four healthy MDs. At baseline, no significant difference in the mRNA expression levels of TLRs and pro-inflammatory cytokines was observed between cases and control MDs...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614895/endocuff-assisted-vs-standard-colonoscopy-in-the-fecal-occult-blood-test-based-uk-bowel-cancer-screening-programme-e-cap-study-a-randomized-trial
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Rupam Bhattacharyya, Fergus Chedgy, Kesavan Kandiah, Carole Fogg, Bernard Higgins, Ben Haysom-Newport, Lisa Gadeke, Fergus Thursby-Pelham, Richard Ellis, Patrick Goggin, Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Pradeep Bhandari
Background and study aims Up to 25 % colorectal adenomas are missed during colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the endocuff could improve polyp detection in an organized bowel cancer screening program (BCSP). Patients and methods This parallel group, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial included patients with positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) who were attending for BCSP colonoscopy. The primary outcome was the number of polyps per patient. Secondary outcomes included the number of adenomas per patient, adenoma and polyp detection rates, and withdrawal times...
June 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607291/-natural-orifice-transcolostomy-full-thickness-excision-of-colonic-tumour
#13
Victor E Pricolo
This technical note describes a novel technique, not previously found in the surgical or endoscopic literature: A combined endoscopic and surgical approach to perform a full-thickness excision of a colonic tumour. At the time of colonoscopy via stoma, a large sessile polyp in the descending colon was detected but could not be safely resected endoscopically. The lesion was exteriorised by prolapsing the distal colon through the colostomy, then excised surgically with adequate margins in a full-thickness fashion...
July 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600656/specialist-endoscopists-are-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-incomplete-polyp-resection-during-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-in-the-colon
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Anna Tavakkoli, Ryan J Law, Aarti O Bedi, Anoop Prabhu, Tadd Hiatt, Michelle A Anderson, Erik J Wamsteker, B Joseph Elmunzer, Cyrus R Piraka, James M Scheiman, Grace H Elta, Richard S Kwon
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic experience is known to correlate with outcomes of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), particularly complete resection of the polyp tissue. Whether specialist endoscopists can protect against incomplete polypectomy in the setting of known risk factors for incomplete resection (IR) is unknown. AIMS: We aimed to characterize how specialist endoscopists may help to mitigate the risk of IR of large sessile polyps. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent EMR at the University of Michigan from January 1, 2006, to November 15, 2015...
June 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599473/colorectal-cancer-in-cases-of-multiple-primary-cancers-clinical-features-of-59-cases-and-point-mutation-analyses
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Anshan Wu, Siqi He, Jingjing Li, Ling Liu, Chunlan Liu, Qi Wang, Xiaowei Peng, Jianda Zhou, Pei-Guo Cao, Ke Cao
The present study aimed to investigate the occurrence and clinical features of cases of multiple primary cancers including colorectal cancer (MPCC). The medical records of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who underwent surgery at the Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University (Changsha, China) between August 2007 and August 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with MPCCs were identified and mutation analyses were performed on colon specimens. The results revealed that among 1,311 patients with CRC, 59 had MPCC (including 35 cases of ≥1 CRC with ≥1 other cancer type, and 24 cases with multiple CRCs and no other primary cancers)...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596986/international-core-curriculum-for-capsule-endoscopy-training-courses
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Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Simon Panter, Cristina Carretero, Carolyn Davison, Xavier Dray, Evgeny Fedorov, Richard Makins, Miguel Mascarenhas, Mark McAlindon, Deirdre McNamara, Hansa Palmer, Jean Francoise Rey, Jean Christophe Saurin, Uwe Seitz, Cristiano Spada, Ervin Toth, Felix Wiedbrauck, Martin Keuchel
Capsule endoscopy (CE) has become a first-line noninvasive tool for visualisation of the small bowel (SB) and is being increasingly used for investigation of the colon. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines have specified requirements for the clinical applications of CE. However, there are no standardized recommendations yet for CE training courses in Europe. The following suggestions in this curriculum are based on the experience of European CE training courses directors. It is suggested that 12 hours be dedicated for either a small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) or a colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) course with 4 hours for an introductory CCE course delivered in conjunction with SBCE courses...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589184/a-new-approach-in-bowel-preparation-before-colonoscopy-in-patients-with-constipation-a-prospective-randomized-investigator-blinded-trial
#17
Murat Yıldar, İsmail Yaman, Murat Başbuğ, Faruk Çavdar, Hasan Topfedaisi, Hayrullah Derici
OBJECTIVE: Enema administration in the morning of routine colonoscopy is known to be useless. However, the potential bowel cleansing effects of distal colon emptying with enema prior to purgatives are not known. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of enema use before purgatives in preparation for colonoscopy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred twenty-seven patients were randomly assigned into three groups; enema before purgative use, enema after purgative use, and no enema...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588770/radiation-associated-colon-cancer-a-case-report
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Kazuhito Sasaki, Soichiro Ishihara, Keisuke Hata, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Hiroaki Nozawa, Kazushige Kawai, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takeshi Nishikawa, Kensuke Otani, Koji Yasuda, Manabu Kaneko, Koji Murono, Hiroyuki Abe, Teppei Morikawa, Toshiaki Watanabe
Radiation-associated colon cancer is a rare clinical entity. We herein describe the case of a patient with radiation-associated colon cancer who had undergone low anterior resection for rectal cancer following preoperative radiotherapy. Certain characteristics of radiation-associated colon cancer are highlighted. The patient was a 48-year-old man who had undergone low anterior resection for rectal cancer following preoperative radiotherapy at a total dose of 50 Gy, at the age of 29 years. When the patient presented at the University of Tokyo Hospital, 19 years after the surgery, he complained of severe anal pain and frequent defecation...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584401/chemopreventive-effects-of-a-low-side-effect-antibiotic-drug-erythromycin-on-mouse-intestinal-tumors
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Takahiro Hamoya, Shingo Miyamoto, Susumu Tomono, Gen Fujii, Ruri Nakanishi, Masami Komiya, Shuya Tamura, Kyoko Fujimoto, Jiro Toshima, Keiji Wakabayashi, Michihiro Mutoh
It is important to establish effective methods for preventing colorectal cancer because the number of colorectal cancer deaths is increasing. Erythromycin one of the macrolide antibiotics, has been shown to exert pleiotropic effects, such as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, on mammalian cells. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the preventive effects of erythromycin on intestinal carcinogenesis. We first confirmed that erythromycin suppresses the transcriptional activity of nuclear factor-κB and activator protein-1 and the expression of its downstream targets, interleukin-6 and cyclooxygenase-2 in human colon cancer cells...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583826/risk-stratification-for-covert-invasive-cancer-among-patients-referred-for-colonic-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-a-large-multi-center-cohort
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Nicholas G Burgess, Luke F Hourigan, Simon A Zanati, Gregor J Brown, Rajvinder Singh, Stephen J Williams, Spiro C Raftopoulos, Donald Ormonde, Alan Moss, Karen Byth, Hema Mahajan, Duncan McLeod, Michael J Bourke
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Among patients with large colorectal sessile polyps or laterally spreading lesions, it is important to identify those at risk for submucosal invasive cancer (SMIC). Lesions with overt endoscopic evidence of SMIC are referred for surgery, although those without these features might still contain SMIC that is not visible on endoscopic inspection (covert SMIC). Lesions with a high covert SMIC risk might be better suited for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) than for endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)...
June 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
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