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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235008/oncological-assessment-of-stent-placement-for-obstructive-colorectal-cancer-from-circulating-cell-free-dna-and-circulating-tumor-dna-dynamics
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Goro Takahashi, Takeshi Yamada, Takuma Iwai, Kohki Takeda, Michihiro Koizumi, Seiichi Shinji, Eiji Uchida
BACKGROUND: The self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) provides effective decompression for patients with malignant large bowel obstruction (MLBO); however, mechanical damage to malignant cells from insertion may negatively affect prognosis, similar to surgical manipulation, and its oncological safety is unclear. We examined mechanical damage from SEMS placement using circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). METHODS: Between 1 November 2014 and 30 June 2017, 35 MLBO patients were analyzed, comprising 25 SEMS patients and 10 transanal decompression tube (TDT) patients (control)...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230969/laparoscopic-colectomy-after-self-expanding-metallic-stent-placement-through-the-ileocecal-valve-for-right-sided-malignant-colonic-obstruction-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Takeyama, Katsuki Danno, Yuya Kogita, Takahiko Nishigaki, Masafumi Yamashita, Masami Yamazaki, Tsuyoshi Yamakita, Akihiro Nishihara, Minako Hoshi, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masayo Mizutani, Itsuko Nakamichi, Mamoru Yura, Kimimasa Ikeda, Eiji Kurokawa
A 78-year-old man with a history of open sigmoidectomy for sigmoid cancer presented with abdominal pain and vomiting. Abdominal multi-detector CT revealed an obstructive ileocecal tumor with distended small bowel on the oral side. We performed emergency drainage using a transnasal decompression tube, and 2 days later, we conducted a colonoscopic examination, which lead to a provisional diagnosis of obstruction with a malignant tumor invading the ileocecal valve. We then placed a self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) through the ileocecal valve...
December 12, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225197/percutaneous-transgastrostomic-interventional-radiology-operated-endoscopy-facilitates-foreign-body-removal-using-rigid-endobronchial-forceps
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Mamdouh Khayat, Jawad S Hussain, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Anthony N Hage, Ravi N Srinivasa
Retained foreign bodies within the stomach and proximal small bowel may be problematic in patients with prior cerebrovascular injury or head, neck and esophageal malignancy, given the increased vulnerability of this patient population to complications from aspiration and increased difficulty of esophagogastroduodenoscopy in cases of tumoral obstruction. This article presents an alternative method for foreign body retrieval through an existing gastrostomy tract, which offers the benefits of fast procedure times, reduction in radiation dose and fluoroscopy time, and allows for safer retrieval of foreign bodies by using direct visualization...
December 8, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224457/treatment-of-vincristine-induced-ileus-with-metoclopramide-a-case-report
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Hamidreza T Masoumi, Molouk Hadjibabaie, Morvarid Zarif-Yeganeh, Behrouz Khajeh, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Introduction Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is an invasive malignancy which ought to be treated with several cytotoxic medications. Vincristine-based regimen is among the most commonly used regimens for the treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Peripheral neuropathy caused by vincristine provides a limitation in dose administration and can influence the treatment outcome and patient's quality of life. Case presentation Ileus and constipation occurred as a result of autonomic neuropathy in a 58-year-old man who underwent vincristine-based regimen for acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198676/case-report-primary-de-novo-sarcoma-in-transplant-pancreas-allograft
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S Nagaraju, S J Grethlein, S Vaishnav, A A Sharfuddin, J A Powelson, J A Fridell
BACKGROUND: The majority of malignancies after transplantation appear to be virally mediated and of recipient origin. Donor-derived neoplasms occur early, whereas recipient-origin tumors typically occur many years after transplantation. Sarcomas are a relatively rare form of cancer. The etiology of sarcomas remains largely unknown, although some are linked to viruses, familial cancer syndromes, or therapeutic radiation exposure. Primary sarcomas are extremely rare, accounting for <0...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197851/deadly-combination-clostridium-septicum-and-colorectal-malignancy
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Carolyn Cullinane, Helen Earley, Shona Tormey
Gas gangrene is a life-threatening, necrotising soft tissue infection. Colorectal malignancy-associated Clostridiumsepticum is a rare cause of gas gangrene. This case outlines an initial presentation of colonic malignancy as gas gangrene from C.septicum infection.A 69-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation. Abdominal X-ray revealed dilated small bowel loops. Lactate was elevated. A diagnosis of small bowel obstruction was made. Subsequent CT revealed caecal thickening and subcutaneous emphysema overlying the left flank...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197194/the-role-of-self-expandable-metallic-stents-as-bridge-to-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-acute-malignant-colorectal-obstruction-our-experience
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Gianpasquale Gallo, Giuseppe Sammarco, Alessandro Paolo Chiriatti, Ferdinando Calabria, Rosario Sacco
INTRODUCTION: Despite the widespread use of screening programs, the colorectal cancer occurs in 7-29% of cases with a bowel obstruction, needing an immediate decompression treatment by emergency surgery; unfortunately, the emergency surgery is characterized by high morbidity and mortality rates. The endoscopic placement of self-expandable metallic stents can be a useful alternative, allowing to decompress the acute obstruction in a short time, in order to correct dehydration, electrolytic imbalance and to improve the overall clinical conditions prior to adequately plan the intervention of elective surgery...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176541/diffuse-peritoneal-and-bowel-wall-infiltration-by-light-chain-al-amyloidosis-with-omental-calcification-mimicking-abdominal-carcinomatosis-an-elderly-female-with-incidental-finding-of-light-chain-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-lc-mgus
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Shoaib Junejo, Yasir Ali, Sandeep Singh Lubana, Sandeep S Tuli
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is the extracellular tissue deposition of plasma proteins, which after conformational changes, forms antiparallel beta pleated sheets of fibrils. Amyloid light-chain (AL) is a type of amyloidosis that is due to deposition of proteins derived from immunoglobulin (Ig) light chains. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) involvement most often found in amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis type. There have been no reports of obstructive GIT AL amyloid patients having monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)...
November 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149920/gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-disease-in-the-inflammatory-myopathies
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Chiranjeevi Gadiparthi, Amneet Hans, Kyle Potts, Mohammad K Ismail
Although muscle weakness is the pathognomonic feature of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, systemic organ involvement is not uncommon. The gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations are well known. Oropharyngeal dysphagia is the most common gastrointestinal symptom and can be severe. Gastric and small intestinal motility disorders, including chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease have been described. Comprehensive cancer screening is warranted soon after the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathies due to high risk of occult malignancies...
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142520/predictive-factors-for-malignancy-in-undiagnosed-isolated-small-bowel-strictures
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Ujjwal Sonika, Sujeet Saha, Saurabh Kedia, Nihar Ranjan Dash, Sujoy Pal, Prasenjit Das, Vineet Ahuja, Peush Sahni
Background/Aims: Patients with small bowel strictures have varied etiologies, including malignancy. Little data are available on the demographic profiles and etiologies of small bowel strictures in patients who undergo surgery because of intestinal obstruction but do not have a definitive pre-operative diagnosis. Methods: Retrospective data were analyzed for all patients operated between January 2000 and October 2014 for small bowel strictures without mass lesions and a definite diagnosis after imaging and endoscopic examinations...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138755/paraneoplastic-hepatopathy-associated-with-gastrointestinal-carcinoid
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Dhruv Mehta, Priyanka Chugh, Lavneet Chawla, Daniela Jodorkovsky
Paraneoplastic hepatopathy has been reported with various malignancies, most commonly with renal cell cancer. This non-metastatic hepatic dysfunction in such malignancies is known as Stauffer syndrome. We describe a 61-year-old man who presented with symptoms of bowel obstruction with marked cholestasis and high levels of alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin. Imaging revealed an unremarkable liver and a mass in the ileocecal valve with mesenteric lymphadenopathy. Biopsies were consistent with a carcinoid tumor...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122616/practice-patterns-of-medications-for-patients-with-malignant-bowel-obstruction-using-a-nationwide-claims-database-and-the-association-between-treatment-outcomes-and-concomitant-use-of-h2-blockers-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-corticosteroids-with-octreotide
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Takaaki Minoura, Masato Takeuchi, Tatsuya Morita, Koji Kawakami
CONTEXT: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) impairs the quality of life in patients with advanced cancer. Octreotide, acid-suppressing medications such as H<sub>(2)</sub>-receptor antagonists (H<sub>(2)</sub> blockers) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and corticosteroids are often used in combination for symptom control. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the practice patterns of medications for patients hospitalized with MBO using a large claims database in Japan...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118874/pharmacobezoar-an-unusual-cause-of-large-bowel-obstruction
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Rishitha Yelisetti, Areig Awad, Bushra Ambreen, Ritika Zijoo, Sara Wallach
Large bowel obstruction (LBO) is an abdominal emergency with high morbidity and mortality rates if left untreated. LBO is four to five times less frequent than small bowel obstruction (SBO) and the causes of LBO and SBO differ substantially. Colonic malignancy remains the most common cause of LBO (> 60%). Additional causes of LBO include entities such as diverticulitis, colonic volvulus, and adhesion. Herein we present a case of acute LBO caused by pharmacobezoar.
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111787/performance-status-prognostic-scoring-and-parenteral-nutrition-requirements-predict-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Niamh Keane, Konstantinos C Fragkos, Pinal S Patel, Friderike Bertsch, Shameer J Mehta, Simona Di Caro, Farooq Rahman
We describe a cohort of Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) patients with advanced cancer in order to identify factors affecting prognosis. Demographic, anthropometric, biochemical and medical factors, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS), and PN requirements were recorded. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed including Kaplan-Meier curves, Cox Regression, and correlation analyses. In total, 107 HPN patients (68 women, 39 men, mean age 57 yr) with advanced cancer were identified...
November 7, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091349/randomised-controlled-trial-of-colonic-stent-insertion-in-non-curable-large-bowel-obstruction-a-post-hoc-cost-analysis
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Christopher J Young, Assad Zahid
AIM: With the increasing burden on the health care system, this study aims to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis on the management of incurable large bowel obstruction comparing the cost of a stent versus surgery. METHOD: A prospective randomised controlled trial was conducted at two major teaching hospitals in Australia between September 2006 and November 2011. 56 patients with malignant incurable large bowel obstruction were randomised to stent insertion or surgical decompression, of whom 52 were included in the final analysis...
November 1, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046801/outcome-of-decompression-using-a-transnasal-ileus-tube-in-malignant-adhesive-bowel-obstruction-a-retrospective-study
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Xiang-Jun Han, Fan Zhao, Hong-Ying Su, Ke Xu
Malignant adhesive bowel obstruction caused by peritoneal carcinomatosis is a common complication of advanced abdominal malignancies, and surgical treatment provides little benefit. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the decompression efficacy of a transnasal ileus tube under X-ray guidance, with benign adhesive bowel obstruction patients serving as the control group. A total of 21 patients with malignant adhesive bowel obstruction and 60 patients with benign conditions were enrolled between February 2011 and March 2015...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044598/comparison-of-common-risk-stratification-indices-to-predict-outcomes-among-stage-iv-cancer-patients-with-bowel-obstruction-undergoing-surgery
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Sarah B Bateni, Richard J Bold, Frederick J Meyers, Daniel J Canter, Robert J Canter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Among patients with disseminated malignancy (DMa), bowel obstruction is common with high operative morbidity. Since preoperative risk stratification is critical, we sought to compare three standard risk indices, the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) classification, Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), and modified frailty index (mFI). METHODS: We identified 1928 DMa patients with bowel obstruction who underwent an abdominal operation from 2007 to 2012 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044540/factors-affecting-hospital-length-of-stay-following-pelvic-exenteration-surgery
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Ying Guo, Eugene Chang, Mehtap Bozkurt, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Jack B Fu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Total pelvic exenteration are performed in patients with locally advanced or recurrent pelvic malignances. Many patients have prolong hospital length of stay (LOS), but risk factors are not clearly identified. METHODS: From 2002 through 2012, 100 consecutive patients undergoing pelvic exenteration were retrospectively reviewed. A general linear model was used to examine risk factors for prolonged hospital LOS. RESULTS: Among the 100 patients, 51 had gastrointestinal cancer, 14 had genitourinary cancer, 31 had gynecologic cancer, and 4 had sarcoma...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976806/magnetic-compression-anastomosis-magnamosis-for-functional-undiversion-of-ileostomy-in-pediatric-patients
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Luzia Toselli, Marcelo Martinez-Ferro, Guillermo Cervio, Dillon Kwiat, Jill Imamura-Ching, Claire E Graves, Brandon Gaston, Michael Harrison
INTRODUCTION: Magnamosis forms a compression anastomosis using self-aligning magnetic Harrison rings. The device has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for first-in-human testing and has been applied in adults for intestinal anastomosis during urologic reconstructions. We now report the first cases of magnamosis to functionally undivert the fecal stream from a previously created loop ileostomy in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case 1: A 4-year-old male underwent a diverting loop ileostomy for malignant bowel obstruction...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929778/direct-percutaneous-endoscopic-jejunostomy-should-we-move-on-to-single-and-double-balloon-enteroscopy-techniques
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Klaus Mönkemüller, Carolina Olano, Steffen Rickes
Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) is a useful technique to access the jejunum in order to: a) provide enteral nutrition to individuals when the gastric route is absent or contraindicated; and b) to decompress the jejunum in patients with malignant small bowel obstruction. Traditionally, DPEJ is performed using a colonoscope or enteroscope, which is advanced as deep as possible into the jejunum. The insertion technique of the feeding tube is identical to the one used for a gastrostomy tube (Ponsky-Gauderer method)...
October 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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