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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223663/patch-esophagoplasty-using-an-in-body-tissue-engineered-collagenous-connective-tissue-membrane
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Hiroomi Okuyama, Satoshi Umeda, Yuichi Takama, Takeshi Terasawa, Yasuhide Nakayama
AIM: Although many approaches to esophageal replacement have been investigated, these efforts have thus far only met limited success. In-body-tissue-engineered connective tissue tubes have been reported to be effective as vascular replacement grafts. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of an In-body-tissue-engineered collagenous connective tissue membrane, "Biosheet", as a novel esophageal scaffold in a beagle model. METHODS: We prepared Biosheets by embedding specially designed molds into subcutaneous pouches in beagles...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223109/genome-wide-analysis-of-barrett-s-adenocarcinoma-a-first-step-towards-identifying-patients-at-risk-and-developing-therapeutic-paths
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Yiyang Dai, Qing Wang, Adrian Gonzalez Lopez, Mario Anders, Peter Malfertheiner, Michael Vieth, Wolfgang Kemmner
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus metaplasia is the key precursor lesion of esophageal adenocarcinoma. The aim of this study was to find a subset of markers that may allow the identification of patients at risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma, and to determine genes differentially expressed in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Laser capture microdissection technique was applied to procure cells from defined regions. Genome-wide RNA profiling was performed on esophageal adenocarcinoma (n = 21), Barrett's esophagus (n = 20), esophageal squamous carcinoma (n = 9) and healthy esophageal biopsies (n = 18) using the Affymetrix Human Genome U133plus 2...
December 6, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222735/delayed-perforation-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-treated-successfully-by-temporary-stent-placement
#3
Masami Omae, Magnus Konradsson, Francisco Baldaque-Silva
A 71-year-old male patient with a long-segment (C10M12) Barrett's esophagus harboring multifocal high-grade dysplasia was referred to our clinic. After a multidisciplinary team conference and the patient's informed consent, an endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was performed with resection of 4/5 of the esophageal circumference along 12 cm, without any complications during or immediately after the procedure. In the day after the ESD, the patient presented suddenly with dyspnea and subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and chest...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219119/density-overwrites-of-internal-tumor-volumes-in-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-plans-for-mobile-lung-tumors
#4
Pablo Botas, Clemens Grassberger, Gregory Sharp, Harald Paganetti
The purpose of this study was to investigate Internal Tumor Volume (ITV) density overwrite strategies to minimize Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) plan degradation of mobile lung tumors. Four planning paradigms were compared for nine lung cancer patients. IGTV and ICTV structures were defined encompassing their respective volumes in every 4DCT phase. The paradigms use different planning CT (pCT) created from the Average Intensity Projection (AIP) of the 4DCT, overwriting the density within the IGTV to account for movement...
December 8, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218658/hypopharyngeal-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-leads-to-the-promising-outcome-of-antireflux-surgery-in-japanese-population-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-symptoms
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Takeshi Suzuki, Yosuke Seki, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Toshitaka Hoppo
BACKGROUND: Clinical characteristics of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in Japanese population remain unclear, and its treatment outcome is suboptimal. The objectives of this study were to evaluate Japanese patients with LPR symptoms using hypopharyngeal multichannel intraluminal impedance (HMII) and to assess the outcome of antireflux surgery (ARS). METHODS: Subjects included patients who had LPR symptoms for > 12 weeks or laryngoscopic findings suggestive of LPR and underwent laryngoscopy and esophageal testing including HMII...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218319/low-yield-for-non-targeted-biopsies-of-the-stomach-and-esophagus-during-elective-esophagogastroduodenoscopy
#6
Michael K Dougherty, Phillip P Santoiemma, Andrew T Weber, David C Metz, Yu-Xiao Yang
Background and study aims:  Biopsies of non-specific mucosal findings are often performed during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). We sought to determine the prevalence and clinical utility of non-targeted biopsies of the stomach and esophagus. Patients and methods:  We conducted a retrospective review of 949 outpatient EGDs performed at a US tertiary referral center. Non-targeted biopsies of the stomach were defined as either "normal" or "mild" to "moderate" "erythema" or "inflammation" without other endoscopic features...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217149/mucous-membrane-pemphigoid-with-ocular-involvement-the-clinical-phenotype-and-its-relationship-to-direct-immunofluorescence-findings
#7
Hon Shing Ong, Jane F Setterfield, Darwin C Minassian, John K Dart
PURPOSE: This study explored the validity of the First International Consensus on Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP) guidance, which recommends that clinically indistinguishable patients, who have direct immunofluorescence (DIF)-negative biopsies, be excluded from a diagnosis of MMP. Misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis, of MMP with ocular involvement leads to the inappropriate use of topical therapy, the standard of care for causes of cicatrising conjunctivitis other than MMP, rather than systemic immunomodulatory therapy, resulting in irreversible clinical deterioration in patients with MMP...
December 4, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216948/-tea-polyphenols-down-regulate-jnk-phosphorylation-to-inhibit-neuron-apoptosis-in-rats-with-cardiac-arrest
#8
Yumei Liu, Thi Phuong Anh Nguyen, Menghua Chen, Lu Xie
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of tea polyphenols (TP) on c-Jun N-terminal kinase 1/2 (JNK1/2) phosphorylation and cell apoptosis in brain tissues in rats with cardiac arrest (CA) following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: Healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into sham group (n = 6), CA group (n = 12), and TP group (n = 12). The rats in CA and TP groups were induced ventricular fibrillation (VF) via esophagus stimulation with alternating current...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216832/a-long-surviving-patient-with-advanced-esophageal-basaloid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treated-only-with-radiotherapy-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Toshiya Maebayashi, Naoya Ishibashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Homma Taku, Moritaka Ohhara, Toshirou Takimoto, Yoshiaki Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Esophageal basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (EBSCC) is a rare malignant disease. Advanced EBSCC (AEBSCC) has a poorer prognosis than the more common esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, but no treatment policy has yet been established. This is the first reported case with AEBSCC treated only with radiotherapy. Thus, our long-surviving patient merits consideration. We therefore reviewed cases with the same stage of AEBSCC for further investigation. CASE PRESENTATION: An 85-year-old man with a chief complaint of difficulty swallowing foods was diagnosed with AEBSCC, cT3N1M0, stage III, by thorough examination...
December 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215765/helicobacter-pylori-induces-cdx2-and-cox2-expression-by-modulating-micrornas-in-esophageal-epithelial-cells
#10
Guigen Teng, Yun Dai, Yunxiang Chu, Jing Li, Hongchen Zhang, Ting Wu, Xiaowei Shuai, Weihong Wang
Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been linked to virulence factors of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). The role of H. pylori in esophageal disease has not been clearly defined. We previously reported that H. pylori-esophageal colonization promotes the incidence of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma in vivo. Here, we studied the direct effects of H. pylori on the transformation of esophageal epithelial cells, with particular focus on whether H. pylori exerts its effects by modulating miRNAs and their downstream target genes...
December 7, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214351/regenerative-medicine-for-the-esophagus
#11
REVIEW
Kengo Kanetaka, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Susumu Eguchi
Advances in tissue engineering techniques have made it possible to use human cells as biological material. This has enabled pharmacological studies to be conducted to investigate drug effects and toxicity, to clarify the mechanisms underlying diseases, and to elucidate how they compensate for impaired organ function. Many researchers have tried to construct artificial organs using these techniques, but none has succeeded in growing a whole organ. Unlike other digestive organs with complicated functions, such as the processing and absorption of nutrients, the esophagus has the relatively simple function of transporting content, which can be replicated easily by a substitute...
December 6, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212330/gastric-mucus-and-mucuslike-hydrogels-thin-film-lubricating-properties-at-soft-interfaces
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Troels Røn, Navin J Patil, Fatemeh Ajalloueian, Sankaranarayanan Rishikesan, Bruno Zappone, Ioannis S Chronakis, Seunghwan Lee
Mucus is a viscous slime that plays a vital role in protecting and lubricating biological tissues, in particular, soft epithelium interfaces such as in the stomach, intestines, and esophagus. Previous attempts to generate mucus models that mimick or simulate its characteristics have been predominantly focused on the rheological properties. This study investigates both rheological and tribological shear properties of thin films of gastric mucus from a porcine source and its mimics at compliant soft interfaces...
December 5, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209115/procedure-related-complications-in-gastric-variceal-obturation-with-tissue-glue
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Yun-Wei Guo, Hui-Biao Miao, Zhuo-Fu Wen, Jie-Ying Xuan, Hao-Xiong Zhou
AIM: To focus on procedure-related complications, evaluate their incidence, analyze the reasons and discuss the solutions. METHODS: Overall, 628 endoscopic gastric variceal obturation (EGVO) procedures (case-times) with NBC were performed in 519 patients in the Department of Endoscopy of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University from January 2011 to December 2016. The clinical data of patients and procedure-related complications of EGVO were retrospectively analyzed...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208856/prevalence-of-gerd-in-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-patients-admitted-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-bangladesh
#14
M A Rouf, M Khan, J U Sharif, M R Karim, M M Rahman, H Ahmed, H Pandit, A U Khan, M A Rahman, R K Talukder, R Parveen, H Akhter
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as symptoms or complications associated with regurgitation from the stomach and/or the duodenum to the esophagus. Patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM) were known to have higher prevalence of GERD in the Western countries, but data on the impact of GERD on DM patients in our country are scarce. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the presence of GERD in type II DM patients admitted at the Department of Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from April 2015 to September 2015...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208671/cxcr4-is-a-potential-target-for-diagnostic-pet-ct-imaging-in-barrett-s-dysplasia-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#15
Hsin-Yu Fang, Natasha Stephens Münch, Margret Schottelius, Jonas Ingermann, Haibo Liu, Michael Schauer, Stefan Stangl, Gabriele Multhoff, Katja Steiger, Carlos Gerngroß, Moritz Jesinghaus, Wilko Weichert, Anja A Kühl, Antonia R Sepulveda, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Timothy C Wang, Michael Quante
INTRODUCTION: Barrett's Esophagus (BE) represents an early stage in carcinogenesis leading to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Considerable evidence supports a major role for chronic inflammation and diverse chemokine pathways in the development of BE and EAC. METHODS: Here we utilized a IL-1b transgenic mouse model of BE and EAC and human patient imaging to analyse the importance of CXCR4 expressing cells during esophageal carcinogenesis. RESULTS: IL-1b overexpression induces chronic esophageal inflammation and recapitulates the progression to BE and EAC...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208549/the-natural-history-of-achalasia-evidence-of-a-continuum-the-evolutive-pattern-theory
#16
Renato Salvador, Guerrino Voltarel, Edoardo Savarino, Giovanni Capovilla, Elisa Pesenti, Anna Perazzolo, Loredana Nicoletti, Andrea Costantini, Stefano Merigliano, Mario Costantini
BACKGROUND: It is currently unclear if the three manometric patterns of esophageal achalasia represent distinct entities or part of a disease continuum. The study's aims were: a) to test the hypothesis that the three patterns represent different stages in the evolution of achalasia; b) to investigate whether manometric patterns change after Laparoscopic-Heller-Dor (LHD). METHODS: We assessed the patients diagnosed with achalasia who underwent LHD as their first treatment from 1992 to 2016...
November 26, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208513/clinical-evaluation-of-atlas-and-deep-learning-based-automatic-contouring-for-lung-cancer
#17
Tim Lustberg, Johan van Soest, Mark Gooding, Devis Peressutti, Paul Aljabar, Judith van der Stoep, Wouter van Elmpt, Andre Dekker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Contouring of organs at risk (OARs) is an important but time consuming part of radiotherapy treatment planning. The aim of this study was to investigate whether using institutional created software-generated contouring will save time if used as a starting point for manual OAR contouring for lung cancer patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty CT scans of stage I-III NSCLC patients were used to compare user adjusted contours after an atlas-based and deep learning contour, against manual delineation...
December 2, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206677/benchmarking-complications-associated-with-esophagectomy
#18
Donald E Low, Madhan Kumar Kuppusamy, Derek Alderson, Ivan Cecconello, Andrew C Chang, Gail Darling, Andrew Davies, Xavier Benoit D'Journo, Suzanne S Gisbertz, S Michael Griffin, Richard Hardwick, Arnulf Hoelscher, Wayne Hofstetter, Blair Jobe, Yuko Kitagawa, Simon Law, Christophe Mariette, Nick Maynard, Christopher R Morse, Philippe Nafteux, Manuel Pera, C S Pramesh, Sonia Puig, John V Reynolds, Wolfgang Schroeder, Mark Smithers, B P L Wijnhoven
OBJECTIVE: Utilizing a standardized dataset with specific definitions to prospectively collect international data to provide a benchmark for complications and outcomes associated with esophagectomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Outcome reporting in oncologic surgery has suffered from the lack of a standardized system for reporting operative results particularly complications. This is particularly the case for esophagectomy affecting the accuracy and relevance of international outcome assessments, clinical trial results, and quality improvement projects...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206231/cancer-type-dependent-expression-of-ck2-transcripts
#19
Melissa M J Chua, Migi Lee, Isabel Dominguez
A multitude of proteins are aberrantly expressed in cancer cells, including the oncogenic serine-threonine kinase CK2. In a previous report, we found increases in CK2 transcript expression that could explain the increased CK2 protein levels found in tumors from lung and bronchus, prostate, breast, colon and rectum, ovarian and pancreatic cancers. We also found that, contrary to the current notions about CK2, some CK2 transcripts were downregulated in several cancers. Here, we investigate all other cancers using Oncomine to determine whether they also display significant CK2 transcript dysregulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204825/stem-cell-microenvironments-and-beyond
#20
Alexander Birbrair
Endogenous stem cells are indispensable to keep tissue homeostasis due to their unique ability to generate more specialized cell types in an organized way depending on the body needs. Precise control over stem cell differentiation is essential for organogenesis and tissue homeostasis. Stem cells reside in specialized microenvironments, also called niches, which maintain them in an undifferentiated and self-renewing state. The cellular and molecular mechanisms of stem cell maintenance are key to the regulation of homeostasis and likely contribute to several disorders when altered during adulthood...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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