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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932721/clinical-significance-of-preoperative-virtual-colonoscopy-for-evaluation-of-the-proximal-colon-in-patient-with-obstructive-colorectal-cancer
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Jae-Hyuk Heo, Chun-Geun Ryu, Eun-Joo Jung, Jin-Hee Paik, Dae-Yong Hwang
PURPOSE: Virtual colonoscopy is the most recently developed tool for detecting colorectal cancers and polyps, but its effectiveness is limited. In our study, we compared the result of preoperative virtual colonoscopy to result of preoperative and postoperative colonoscopy. We evaluated also the accuracy of preoperative virtual colonoscopy in patients who had obstructive colorectal cancer that did not allow passage of a colonoscope. METHODS: A total of 164 patients who had undergone preoperative virtual colonoscopy and curative surgery after the diagnosis of a colorectal adenocarcinoma between November 2008 and August 2013 were pooled...
August 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931879/longitudinal-analysis-of-colon-crypt-stem-cell-dynamics-in-sulindac-treated-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-patients
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Huiying Ma, Lodewijk A A Brosens, Sjoerd G Elias, Folkert H M Morsink, Isaac J Nijman, Linda M Hylind, Elizabeth A Montgomery, G Johan A Offerhaus, Francis M Giardiello, Wendy W J de Leng
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sulindac decreases size and number of adenomas after 4-6 months of treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients. However, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. As stem cells are thought to be the tumor precursor cells, visualizing their behavior is crucial for monitoring tumor progression. Increased tag diversity in inactive genes is indicative of a protracted clonal evolution and consequently, increased risk for tumor formation. Therefore, the effect of sulindac on stem cell dynamics was studied...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930817/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-associated-with-colon-cancer-metastatic-to-liver-a-case-report
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Jing Wang, Lei Zhao, Nina Ma, Juanjuan Che, Huihui Li, Bangwei Cao
RATIONALE: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS) is an idiopathic, nonhereditary syndrome haracterized by gastrointestinal (GI) polyposis and ectodermal changes including alopecia, onychatrophia, and pigmentation. CCS colon polyps were previously considered to be benign neoplasms. However, serrated adenoma was reported to be associated with malignant neoplasms in some cases of gastric and colorectal carcinomas, and esophageal cancers. Although malignant colon and gastric cancer have been reported in CCS, reports of distant metastasis have been rare in CCS...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928929/giant-inflammatory-polyposis-a-phenomenon-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-presenting-as-acute-large-bowel-obstruction-mimicking-colonic-neoplasm
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Christina Romero, Sandeep Sirsi, Armand Asarian, Jun Levine, Philip Xiao
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains a topic of ongoing research given its prevalence, yet the pathogenesis and all clinical manifestations of the disease remain poorly understood. Giant inflammatory polyposis is one of the clinical manifestations of IBD that has rarely been described to the best of our knowledge. This is a recognized clinical entity, however, only a limited number of IBD associated cases have been described in literature to date. This phenomenon consists of numerous benign, inflammatory polyps that clump together giving the appearance of a larger mass, which may cause clinical colonic obstruction and radiographic findings mimicking colonic neoplasm...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928815/the-concept-of-semi-clean-colon-using-the-pit-pattern-classification-system-has-the-potential-to-be-acceptable-in-combination-with-a-3-year-surveillance-colonoscopy
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Yasuharu Maeda, Shin-Ei Kudo, Kunihiko Wakamura, Hideyuki Miyachi, Masashi Misawa, Yuichi Mori, Noriyuki Ogata, Toyoki Kudo, Kenta Kodama, Tomokazu Hisayuki, Takemasa Hayashi, Atsushi Katagiri, Fumio Ishida
Histological features of colorectal lesions are currently evaluated via a magnifying chromoendoscopy [pit pattern (PIT) classification]. Advanced histological features are rarely observed in diminutive (≤5 mm) adenomatous polyps (DAPs). The Japanese guidelines indicate that diminutive neoplastic lesions without carcinomatous findings may be left untreated and followed up. At the present institution, DAPs with type IIIL PIT are left untreated in various cases, whereas lesions with type III, IV or V PIT are typically resected via routine colonoscopy...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926134/early-genetic-aberrations-in-patients-with-sporadic-colorectal-cancer
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Brooke R Druliner, Xiaoyang Ruan, Hugues Sicotte, Daniel O'Brien, Hongfang Liu, Jean-Pierre A Kocher, Lisa Boardman
Chromosome instability (CIN) is widely observed in both sporadic and hereditary colorectal cancer (CRC). Defects in APC and WNT signaling are primarily associated with CIN in hereditary CRC, but the genetic causes for CIN in sporadic CRC remain elusive. Using high-density SNP array and exome data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, we characterized loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and copy number variation (CNV) in the peripheral blood, normal colon and corresponding tumor tissue in 15 CRC patients with proficient mismatch repair (MMR) and 24 CRC patients with deficient MMR...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924601/incidental-colorectal-focal-18-f-fdg-uptake-a-novel-indication-for-colonoscopy
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Eugénie Rigault, Laurence Lenoir, Guillaume Bouguen, Mael Pagenault, Astrid Lièvre, Etienne Garin, Laurent Siproudhis, Jean-François Bretagne
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  The relevance of incidental colorectal focal (18) F-FDG PET/CT uptake is debatable. All patients who were referred for colonoscopy because of incidental colonic focal FDG uptake were included in this retrospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  PET/CT imaging characteristics were reviewed by a nuclear physician who was blinded to endoscopic and histopathological findings to determine the location of FDG uptake sites and to measure the maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) and metabolic volume (MV)...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924598/carbon-dioxide-insufflation-is-associated-with-increased-serrated-polyp-detection-rate-when-compared-to-room-air-insufflation-during-screening-colonoscopy
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Michael Riverso, Yaseen B Perbtani, Jonathan J D Shuster, Joydeep Chakraborty, Tony S Brar, Mitali Agarwal, Han Zhang, Anand Gupte, Shailendra S Chauhan, Christopher E Forsmark, Peter V Draganov, Dennis Yang
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Sessile serrated adenomas (SSA) and traditional serrated adenomas (TSA) have been increasingly recognized as precursors of colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of carbon dioxide insufflation (CO 2 I) vs. room air insufflation (AI) on serrated polyp detection rate (SPDR) and to identify factors associated with SPDR. PATIENTS AND METHODS : Single-center retrospective cohort study of 2083 screening colonoscopies performed with AI (November 2011 through January 2013) or CO 2 I (February 2013 to June 2015)...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924587/colorectal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-predictors-and-neoplasm-related-gradients-of-difficulty
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Federico Iacopini, Yutaka Saito, Antonino Bella, Takuji Gotoda, Patrizia Rigato, Walter Elisei, Fabrizio Montagnese, Giampaolo Iacopini, Guido Costamagna
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM:  The role of colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is standardized in Japan and East Asia, but technical difficulties hinder its diffusion. The aim was to identify predictors of difficulty for each neoplasm type. METHODS:  A competent operator performed all procedures. ESD difficulty was defined as: en bloc with a slow speed (< 0.07 cm (2) /min; 30 × 30 mm neoplasm in > 90 min), conversion to endoscopic mucosal resection, or resection abandonment...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923859/upregulation-of-cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-in-colonic-epithelia-reprograms-metabolism-and-promotes-carcinogenesis
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Ches'Nique M Phillips, John Zatarain, Michael E Nicholls, Craig Porter, Steve G Widen, Ketan Thanki, Paul Johnson, Muhammad U Jawad, Mary Pat Moyer, James W Randall, Judith L Hellmich, Manjit Maskey, Suimin Qiu, Thomas Wood, Nadiya Druzhyna, Bartosz Szczesny, Katalin Modis, Csaba Szabo, Celia Chao, Mark R Hellmich
The transsulfuration enzyme cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) and its product hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are aberrantly upregulated in colorectal cancers, where they contribute to tumor growth and progression by both autocrine and paracrine mechanisms. However, it is unknown whether the CBS/H2S axis plays a role in colorectal carcinogenesis. Here, we report upregulation of CBS in human biopsies of precancerous adenomatous polyps and show that forced upregulation of CBS in an adenoma-like colonic epithelial cell line is sufficient to induce metabolic and gene expression profiles characteristic of colorectal cancer cells...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923497/cholera-vaccine-use-is-associated-with-a-reduced-risk-of-death-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Jianguang Ji, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cholera toxin can act as a modulator of the immune response with anti-inflammatory effects; it reduces development of colon polyps in mouse models of colorectal cancer (CRC). We performed a population-based study to determine whether, in patients with a diagnosis of CRC, subsequent administration of the cholera vaccine (killed Vibrio cholerae O1 whole cells and recombinant cholera toxin B subunit) affects mortality. METHODS: We identified patients from the Swedish Cancer Register who were diagnosed with CRC from July 2005 through December 2012...
September 15, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910195/elevated-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-metabolic-syndrome-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma
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Jae Hyun Kim, Kyoung Im Cho, Young A Kim, Seun Ja Park
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an important cardiovascular risk factor for insulin resistance and has been linked to colorectal adenoma via inflammation. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been suggested as an important inflammatory marker. We initiated this investigation to determine the relationship between colorectal adenoma and NLR in patients with MetS. METHODS: We examined participants who visited the Health Promotion Center at Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea...
September 14, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904415/targeted-metagenome-based-analyses-show-gut-microbial-diversity-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
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Zhibing Qiu, Haijing Yang, Lan Rong, Weiqun Ding, Jiazhen Chen, Liang Zhong
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a multifactorial disease including both genetic and environmental factors. We compared the diversity of intestinal microbesamong a cohort of IBD patients to study the microbial ecological effects on IBD. Fecal samples from patients were sequenced with next generation sequence technology at 16S rDNA region. With statistical tools, microbial community was investigated at different level. The gut microbial diversity of Crohn's disease (CD) patients and colonic polyp (CP) patients significantly different from each other...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901964/the-role-of-the-surgical-pathologist-in-the-diagnosis-of-gastrointestinal-polyposis-syndromes
#14
Christophe Rosty
Polyps of the gastrointestinal tract are very common lesions and most frequently sporadic in nature. Some polyp subtypes are associated with rare hereditary polyposis syndromes, including juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and Cowden syndrome. However, many sporadic benign lesions of the gastrointestinal tract can mimic some of these syndromic hamartomatous polyps. The role of the surgical pathologist is to raise the possibility of a hereditary condition in case of suggestive polyp histology and to look for clinical information to support the suspected diagnosis...
September 8, 2017: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894521/a-large-intracolonic-mass-in-a-patient-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
#15
Ran Wang, Xingshun Qi, Xiaodong Shao, Xiaozhong Guo
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is characterized by scattered black pigmentations on fingers and lips and multiple polyps in the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with PJS often have severe complications secondary to multiple large polyps. Herein, we present a young woman complicated with a large polyp in her colon without any clinical symptoms. We also emphasized the necessity of early diagnosis and treatment of multiple polyps in such patients.
July 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885303/validation-of-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-pcle-criteria-for-diagnosing-colon-polyp-histology
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Sreekar Vennelaganti, Prashanth Vennalaganti, Sharad Mathur, Satish Singh, Mazen Jamal, Vijay Kanakadandi, Tarun Rai, Matthew Hall, Neil Gupta, Venkat Nutalapati, Benjamin Alsop, Benjamin Hornung, Prateek Sharma
BACKGROUND: Validated probe-based confocal endomicroscopy (pCLE) criteria for distinguishing hyperplastic polyps (HPs) and tubular adenomas (TA) have not yet been developed. AIM: To develop pCLE criteria for distinguishing HP from TA and evaluate its performance characteristics among experts. METHODS: pCLE criteria for colon polyp histology were developed and tested in 2 phases prospectively. Phase I: 8 preliminary criteria were developed and tested internally...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884385/low-frequency-of-polyps-in-colonic-regions-with-diverticulosis
#17
Irving Levine, Amol S Rangnekar, Aaron Z Tokayer
PURPOSE: Conflicting evidence exists regarding any association between diverticulosis and adenomatous polyps. We evaluated the prevalence of polyps and cancer in colonic regions containing diverticula. METHODS: Six hundred consecutive colonoscopy reports from a single endoscopist were reviewed to determine prevalence and location of diverticulosis and polyps. Additionally, pathology reports of 88 colon cancer resection specimens were reviewed for the presence of diverticulosis, and compared with expected prevalence of diverticulosis in that colonic region based on the collected colonoscopy data...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882577/assessing-colon-polypectomy-competency-and-its-association-with-established-quality-metrics
#18
Anna M Duloy, Tonya R Kaltenbach, Rajesh N Keswani
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inadequate polypectomy leads to incomplete resection, interval colorectal cancer, and adverse events. However, polypectomy competency is rarely reported and quality metrics are lacking. The primary aims of this study were to (1) assess polypectomy competency among a cohort of gastroenterologists, and (2) measure the correlation between polypectomy competency and established colonoscopy quality metrics (adenoma detection rate [ADR] and withdrawal time [WT]). METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study to assess polypectomy competency amongst 13 high-volume screening colonoscopists at an academic medical center...
September 4, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876560/what-is-the-diagnostic-yield-of-colonoscopy-in-patients-with-a-referral-diagnosis-of-constipation-in-south-africa
#19
M Mjoli, V Govindasamy, T E Madiba
BACKGROUND: Constipation is a common problem for referral to surgical and colorectal units. Its association with colorectal cancer is controversial. Some authors have found an increased incidence while others have not. The aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) and other significant colonoscopic pathologies in patients undergoing colonoscopy for constipation. METHOD: All colonoscopy reports for constipation were retrieved from our database from January 2011 to 30 June 2014...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872700/optimal-procedural-sequence-for-same-day-bidirectional-endoscopy-with-moderate-sedation-a-prospective-randomized-study
#20
Shuo-Wei Chen, Chi-Liang Cheng, Nai-Jen Liu, Jui-Hsiang Tang, Yen-Lin Kuo, Cheng-Hui Lin, Yi-Ning Tsui, Bai-Ping Lee, Hsiang-Ling Hung
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Same-day bidirectional endoscopy (BDE) is a commonly performed procedure, but the optimal sequence for the procedure with moderate conscious sedation is not well-established. We investigated the optimal sequence for same-day BDE under moderate conscious sedation and carbon dioxide insufflation in terms of sedation doses, patient discomfort, and colonoscopy performance. METHODS: We performed a prospective randomized controlled study of 120 patients who were scheduled for BDE examination...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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