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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531216/impact-of-mutations-in-toll-like-receptor-pathway-genes-on-esophageal-carcinogenesis
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Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliott, Juliane Perner, Xiaodun Li, Martyn F Symmons, Brett Verstak, Matthew Eldridge, Lawrence Bower, Maria O'Donovan, Nick J Gay, Rebecca C Fitzgerald
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) develops in an inflammatory microenvironment with reduced microbial diversity, but mechanisms for these influences remain poorly characterized. We hypothesized that mutations targeting the Toll-like receptor (TLR) pathway could disrupt innate immune signaling and promote a microenvironment that favors tumorigenesis. Through interrogating whole genome sequencing data from 171 EAC patients, we showed that non-synonymous mutations collectively affect the TLR pathway in 25/171 (14...
May 22, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530769/beneficial-effects-of-garlic-allium-sativum-oil-in-experimental-corrosive-esophageal-burns-effects-of-garlic-oil-in-esophageal-burns
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Ceren Şen Tanrıkulu, Yusuf Tanrikulu, Fahriye Kılınç, Burak Bahadır, Murat Can, Füruzan Köktürk
BACKGROUND: Corrosive esophageal burns, particularly common in developing countries, lead to different problems in different age groups. The ingestion of corrosive substances can cause such problems as stricture of the esophagus, to acute perforation, and even death. Because stricture formation is related to the severity of the initial injury, the prevention of stricture constitutes a main goal of treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective and anti-inflammatory effects of garlic (Allium sativum) oil in corrosive esophageal burn...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529620/the-relation-of-hpv-infection-and-expression-of-p53-and-p16-proteins-in-esophageal-squamous-cells-carcinoma
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Paula Roberta Aguiar Pastrez, Vânia Sammartino Mariano, Allini Mafra da Costa, Estela Maria Silva, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Denise Peixoto Guimarães, Gilberto Fava, Said Abdala Zemi Neto, Emily Montosa Nunes, Laura Sichero, Luisa Lina Villa, Kari Juhani Syrjanen, Adhemar Longatto-Filho
GOAL: To investigate the HPV prevalence and characterize the expression of potential molecular surrogate markers of HPV infection in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The prevalence of HPV in individuals with and without esophageal cancer (EC) was determined by using multiplex PCR; p16 and p53 protein levels were assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC). RESULTS: High-risk HPV (hr-HPV) was found in the same frequency (13.8%) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and in healthy individuals...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529168/opioids-in-gastroenterology-treating-adverse-effects-and-creating-therapeutic-benefits
#4
Michael Camilleri, Anthony Lembo, David A Katzka
The use of opioid medications on both an acute and chronic basis is ubiquitous in the U.S. As opioid receptors densely populate the gastrointestinal tract, symptoms and side effects can be expected in these patients. In the esophagus, dysmotility may result manifesting with dysphagia and a syndrome indistinguishable from primary achalasia. In the stomach, a marked delay in gastric emptying may ensue with postprandial nausea and early satiety. Postoperatively, particularly with abdominal surgery, opioid induced ileus may ensue...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528706/long-noncoding-rnas-in-the-pathogenesis-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-carcinoma
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REVIEW
John M Abraham, Stephen J Meltzer
For many years, only a small fraction of the human genome was believed to regulate cell function and development. This protein-coding portion composed only 1% to 2% of 3 billion human DNA base pairs-the remaining sequence was classified as junk DNA. Subsequent research has revealed that most of the genome is transcribed into a broad array of noncoding RNAs, ranging in size from microRNA (20-23 nucleotides) to long noncoding RNA (lncRNA, more than 200 nucleotides). These noncoding RNA classes have been shown to use diverse molecular mechanisms to control gene expression and organ system development...
May 18, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528063/an-involuntary-and-unexpected-treatment-of-nutcracker-esophagus
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Diane Mege, Alban Benezech, Henri de Lesquen, Véronique Vitton, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas
A 76-year-old woman complained of painful dysphagia and loss of weight. Esophagoscopy results were negative, whereas computed tomography (CT) disclosed a 25-mm mediastinal tumor without a connection to the esophagus. A diagnosis of nutcracker esophagus was made on high-resolution esophageal manometry. Peroral endoscopic esophageal myotomy failed to improve the symptoms. Right video thoracoscopy allowed resection of the tumor, which looked like a neurogenic tumor of the posterior mediastinum that developed from the right vagus nerve...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523071/forsaken-foregut-case-report-of-simultaneous-black-esophagus-and-ischemic-cholangiopathy
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Paul A Cameron, Franzjosef Schweiger
Black esophagus or acute esophageal necrosis rarely occurs after severe hemodynamic compromise or low-flow states. Other contributing factors may include corrosive injury from gastric contents and diminished mucosal repair mechanisms. Ischemic cholangitis, another rare clinical entity, is also usually the result of a significant vascular and/or hypotensive insult to the biliary tree. We describe the first case of combined acute esophageal necrosis and ischemic cholangiopathy in a 62-year-old male who completely recovered from the esophageal injury but developed progressive liver failure from ischemic cholangiopathy...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512391/a-foreign-body-toothbrush-in-the-esophagus-of-a-patient-with-hiatal-hernia
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Marisa Klancnik, Maja Grgec, Nikola Perković, Petar Ivanišević, Nikola Kolja Poljak
Toothbrush ingestion is rare and most commonly seen in patients with psychiatric comorbidities and in young women with a medical history of eating disorders who try to induce emesis. Long ingested objects, such as a toothbrush, cannot pass the gastrointestinal tract spontaneously and require endoscopic removal or even a surgical approach in cases of unsuccessful endoscopic removal or complication development. We present a case of a 71-year-old male with hiatal hernia without psychiatric or neurological comorbidity who accidentally ingested a toothbrush during oral hygiene routine...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508868/influence-of-age-and-eosinophilic-esophagitis-on-esophageal-distensibility-in-a-pediatric-cohort
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Calies Menard-Katcher, Alain J Benitez, Zhaoxing Pan, Faria N Ahmed, Benjamin J Wilkins, Kelley E Capocelli, Chris A Liacouras, Ritu Verma, Jonathan M Spergel, Glenn T Furuta, Amanda B Muir
OBJECTIVES: Sequelae of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) include food impaction and esophageal stricture. Duration of inflammation is a predicted risk factor; however, complications remain unpredictable. Studies using the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) have demonstrated decreased distensibility of the esophagus in adult patients with EoE. As the impact of inflammation on the developing esophagus is unknown, we investigated esophageal distensibility in a pediatric cohort to determine the effect of age, ongoing inflammation, and fibrotic features on distensibility...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506047/first-report-of-clavinema-mariae-nematoda-philometridae-in-cultured-rockfish-sebastes-schlegeli-in-cheonsuman-bay-the-republic-of-korea
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Hyun-Ja Han, Jung Soo Seo, Jeong Su Park, Haeng Lim Lee, Han Gill Seo, Sung Hee Jung, Se Ryun Kwon
In July 2012, philometrid nematodes were discovered in cultured rockfish (Sebastes schlegeli) in Cheonsuman (Bay), the Republic of Korea. The nematodes were detected in the epithelial tissues of the rockfish and were identified as Clavinema mariae based on morphological studies using light and scanning electron microscopy. They revealed the characteristics same as previously identified C. mariae, notably having a long body with narrow posterior half, no caudal projection, a cylindrical-shaped esophagus, a well-developed anterior bulbous part of the esophagus, cephalic papillae, and a dorsal esophageal gland...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503544/update-on-foregut-molecular-embryology-and-role-of-regenerative-medicine-therapies
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REVIEW
Silvia Perin, Conor J McCann, Osvaldo Borrelli, Paolo De Coppi, Nikhil Thapar
Esophageal atresia (OA) represents one of the commonest and most severe developmental disorders of the foregut, the most proximal segment of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (esophagus and stomach) in embryological terms. Of intrigue is the common origin from this foregut of two very diverse functional entities, the digestive and respiratory systems. OA appears to result from incomplete separation of the ventral and dorsal parts of the foregut during development, resulting in disruption of esophageal anatomy and frequent association with tracheo-oesophageal fistula...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502210/-esophageal-complications-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-consequences-or-defensive-reactions
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Örs Péter Horváth, Laura Bognár, András Papp, András Vereczkei
Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects more than 10% of the adult population. Most patients can be effectively treated with lifestyle changes and adequate acid-reducing therapy. However, about 10% of the patients remain symptomatic despite treatment and severe complications may develop. Interestingly, some of these complications seem to be a sort of defensive mechanism that may either alleviate the patient's symptoms or prevent developing further complications. In Barrett's esophagus, which can be unambigously considered as a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease, reflux symptoms ruining the quality of life may significantly improve, since the metaplastic Barrett epithelium is much more resistent to gastric acid, than the normal epithelial lining of the esophagus...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501919/automated-cytological-detection-of-barrett-s-neoplasia-with-infrared-spectroscopy
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Oliver Old, Gavin Lloyd, Martin Isabelle, L Max Almond, Catherine Kendall, Karol Baxter, Neil Shepherd, Angela Shore, Nick Stone, Hugh Barr
BACKGROUND: Development of a nonendoscopic test for Barrett's esophagus would revolutionize population screening and surveillance for patients with Barrett's esophagus. Swallowed cell collection devices have recently been developed to obtain cytology brushings from the esophagus: automated detection of neoplasia in such samples would enable large-scale screening and surveillance. METHODS: Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was used to develop an automated tool for detection of Barrett's esophagus and Barrett's neoplasia in esophageal cell samples...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501533/promising-modalities-to-identify-and-monitor-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#14
Girish Hiremath, Sandeep K Gupta
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergen-mediated condition characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and histological evidence of intense eosinophilic inflammation involving the esophagus in absence of overlapping conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Since the initial description as a distinct entity about two decades ago, there has been a remarkable rise in the recognition of this clinico-pathologic entity. Current approach to diagnose and monitor EoE requires repeated esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs), with associated sedation/anesthesia, to visualize mucosal abnormalities, and to obtain multiple biopsies for histologic assessment and to evaluate treatment response...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501084/barrett-esophagus-and-intramucosal-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#15
REVIEW
Shanmugarajah Rajendra, Prateek Sharma
Barrett esophagus (BE) is a precursor lesion for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Developments in imaging and molecular markers, and endoscopic eradication therapy, are available to curb the increase of EAC. Endoscopic surveillance is recommended, despite lack of data. The cancer risk gets progressively downgraded, raising questions about the understanding of risk factors and molecular biology involved. Recent data point to at least 2 carcinogenic pathways operating in EAC. The use of p53 overexpression and high-risk human papillomavirus may represent the best chance to detect progressors...
June 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500192/deprescribing-proton-pump-inhibitors-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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Barbara Farrell, Kevin Pottie, Wade Thompson, Taline Boghossian, Lisa Pizzola, Farah Joy Rashid, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Kate Walsh, Vivian Welch, Paul Moayyedi
OBJECTIVE: To develop an evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper or stop proton pump inhibitors (PPIs); to focus on the highest level of evidence available and seek input from primary care professionals in the guideline development, review, and endorsement processes. METHODS: Five health professionals (1 family physician, 3 pharmacists, and 1 gastroenterologist) and 5 nonvoting members comprised the overall team; members disclosed conflicts of interest...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493609/second-cancer-risk-assessments-after-involved-site-radiotherapy-for-mediastinal-hodgkin-lymphoma
#17
Michalis Mazonakis, Efrossyni Lyraraki, John Damilakis
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to provide second cancer risk assessments attributable to involved-site radiotherapy (ISRT) of mediastinal Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and to compare these risks with those from the conventional involved-field radiation therapy (IFRT). METHODS: Both ISRT and IFRT plans were made for 11 patients (6 females, 5 males) with HL in the region of mediastinum. All three-dimensional plans involved 6 MV photon beams and delivered 30 Gy to the target site...
May 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484658/thermal-esophageal-injury-following-ingestion-of-boiling-mushroom-water
#18
Allison Prevost, Adam Talley, Emily Klepper, Elizabeth McDonough
Thermal esophageal and gastric damage from ingestion of hot liquids is poorly studied in pediatrics. Limited case reports exist in the literature. Many cases presented with chest pain, dysphagia, and odynophagia. Variable histologic findings were reported. No definitive management guidelines exist for such injuries. We provide a report of the acute assessment and management of an obvious thermal esophageal injury and contribute to what is known about this presentation. A 16-year-old male presented with odynophagia, dysphagia, and hematemesis following ingestion of "nearly boiling" mushroom water...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475729/ceacam-6-a-novel-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#19
N Sharma, S Srivastava, F Kern, W Xian, K G Yeoh, T Ming, F McKeon, K Y Ho
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition associated with the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Despite the low risk of progression to EAC, evidence highlights the notably poor survival rates of this malignancy. The mainstay form of diagnosis of BE is endoscopy and biopsy sampling. However, research emphasizes limitations with regards to the histological detection of BE and associated dysplasia. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical significance of CEACAM6 as a potential biomarker for the diagnosis of BE and beyond...
July 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474659/an-unusual-case-of-spontaneous-esophagopleural-fistula
#20
Manoranjan Dash, Thitta Mohanty, Jyoti Patnaik, Narayan Mishra, Saswat Subhankar, Priyadarsini Parida
Esophago-pleural fistula (EPF) is an uncommon condition, despite of an anatomical proximity of these structures. Causes of EPF include pneumonectomy for suppurative or tubercular disease of lung and carcinoma lung, malignancy of esophagus. Benign EPF is rare and may be due to trauma or infection. The most common infectious cause is tuberculosis. Spontaneous development of fistula between esophagus and pleura is rarely described in literature. We, hereby present a spontaneous case of such a rare entity in a middle-aged male...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
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