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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926891/-advances-in-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-gastrointestinal-cancer
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X R Zhu, L Z Zheng
Currently, immunotherapy is considered as the fourth major modality of cancer treatment except surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The new therapeutic approach based on immune checkpoint inhibitors is a landmark innovation. Strategies considering checkpoint inhibitors have shown good anti-tumor effect by targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) or programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1). Moreover, DNA mismatch repair-deficient tumors appear to be potential candidates for these therapies...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919884/secretome-of-intestinal-bacilli-a-natural-guard-against-pathologies
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REVIEW
Olga N Ilinskaya, Vera V Ulyanova, Dina R Yarullina, Ilgiz G Gataullin
Current studies of human gut microbiome usually do not consider the special functional role of transient microbiota, although some of its members remain in the host for a long time and produce broad spectrum of biologically active substances. Getting into the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) with food, water and probiotic preparations, two representatives of Bacilli class, genera Bacillus and Lactobacillus, colonize epithelium blurring the boundaries between resident and transient microbiota. Despite their minor proportion in the microbiome composition, these bacteria can significantly affect both the intestinal microbiota and the entire body thanks to a wide range of secreted compounds...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917228/parenteral-nutrition-combined-with-enteral-feeding-improves-the-outcome-of-cancer-patients
#3
Pei-Chun Chao, Cheau-Feng Lin, Hui-Ju Chuang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether total parenteral nutrition combined with enteral nutrition is associated with improved biochemical and clinical outcomes in cancer patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: From January to December 2014, the clinical data of 68 patients in a cancer ward were retrospectively collected, and these patients were classified into two groups according to nutrition delivery, through parenteral nutrition, combined with enteral nutrition more (group A) or less (group B) than 250 kcal/day...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916847/endoscopic-resection-of-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-originating-from-the-muscularis-propria-layer-in-north-america-methods-and-feasibility-data
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Iman Andalib, Daniel Yeoun, Ramesh Reddy, Steve Xie, Shahzad Iqbal
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. In recent years, endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic enucleation (EN) and endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) have been used to resect GISTs. This study aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of endoscopic resection of GISTs in a North American population. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with gastric submucosal lesions (SML) underwent endoscopic resection from December 2014 to April 2016...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915812/the-economic-burden-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-in-taiwan
#5
Jihyung Hong, Yiling Tsai, Diego Novick, Frank Chi-Huang Hsiao, Rebecca Cheng, Jen-Shi Chen
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in both sexes worldwide, especially in Eastern Asia. This study aimed to estimate the economic burden of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) in Taiwan. METHODS: The costs of AGC in 2013 were estimated using resource use data from a chart review study (n = 122 with AGC) and national statistics. Annual per-patient costs, where patients' follow-up periods were adjusted for, were estimated with 82 patients who had complete resource use data...
September 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913495/improvement-of-recovery-parameters-using-patient-controlled-epidural-analgesia-after-oncological-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-single-center-study
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Armeana Olimpia Zgâia, Cosmin Ioan Lisencu, Alexandru Rogobete, Cătălin Vlad, Patriciu Achimaş-Cadariu, Gabriel Lazăr, Maximilian Muntean, Florin Ignat, Vlad Ormindean, Alexandru Irimie
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) versus conventional opioid intravenous (IV) infusion after gastrointestinal cancer surgery regarding several post-surgery parameters of recovery. METHODS: One hundred and one patients were prospectively randomized to receive either thoracic/lumbar PCEA (PCEA group) or the standard analgesia technique used in our hospital, conventional IV infusion of morphine (IVMO group) after gastrointestinal cancer surgery...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904693/-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gist-status-and-news-through-our-experience-on-54-cases-and-review-of-literature
#7
Nezha Taoufiq, Asmaa Naim, Zineb Bouchbika, Nadia Benchekroune, Hassan Jouhadi, Souha Sahraoui, Abdelatif Benider
Tumors Gastrointestinal Stromal "GIST" are a very rare form of digestive tract cancers belonging to the family of sarcomas. The aim of this study is to establish the epidemiological profile, the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties of this malignancy supported in a developing country. A retrospective study spread over 8 years from January 2002 to March 2010, was conducted at the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology of Casablanca (Morocco) have collated 54 cases of Gastrointestinal Stromal tumors. The average age of our patients was 55 years...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900987/-consensus-and-controversy-of-endoscopic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#8
Huishan Chen, Ye Chen
Neuroendocrine neoplasms(NENs) are relatively rare tumors originating from the diffuse neuroendocrine system, and gastrointestinal tract is one of the most common location of the tumors. Currently, the European Neuroendocrine Neoplasm Society (ENETS) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) have released the international guidelines for NENs management. And also, experts from Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) have proposed "The Consensus on Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasm in China" in 2016, which is also one of the most important reference standard for the diagnosis and treatment of gastroenteropancreatic(GEP) NENs in China...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894017/effects-of-early-integrated-palliative-care-on-caregivers-of-patients-with-lung-and-gastrointestinal-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Areej El-Jawahri, Joseph A Greer, William F Pirl, Elyse R Park, Vicki A Jackson, Anthony L Back, Mihir Kamdar, Juliet Jacobsen, Eva H Chittenden, Simone P Rinaldi, Emily R Gallagher, Justin R Eusebio, Sarah Fishman, Harry VanDusen, Zhigang Li, Alona Muzikansky, Jennifer S Temel
BACKGROUND: The family and friends (caregivers) of patients with advanced cancer often experience tremendous distress. Although early integrated palliative care (PC) has been shown to improve patient-reported quality of life (QOL) and mood, its effects on caregivers' outcomes is currently unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial of early PC integrated with oncology care versus oncology care alone for patients who were newly diagnosed with incurable lung and noncolorectal gastrointestinal cancers and their caregivers...
September 11, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874893/systemic-therapy-in-incurable-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-a-clinical-practice-guideline
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S Singh, D Sivajohanathan, T Asmis, C Cho, N Hammad, C Law, R Wong, K Zbuk
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present review was to determine which antineoplastic systemic therapy is most effective in improving clinical outcomes for patients with incurable gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (nets). METHODS: A systematic search (2008-2016) of the literature in the medline and embase databases and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews was conducted; abstracts from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, the European Society for Medical Oncology, the European Cancer Congress, the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society, and the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society were reviewed...
August 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870525/rectal-balloon-use-limits-vaginal-displacement-rectal-dose-and-rectal-toxicity-in-patients-receiving-imrt-for-postoperative-gynecological-malignancies
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Cheng-Chia Wu, Yen-Ruh Wuu, Theodore Yanagihara, Ashish Jani, Eric P Xanthopoulos, Akhil Tiwari, Jason D Wright, William M Burke, June Y Hou, Ana I Tergas, Israel Deutsch
Pelvic radiotherapy for gynecologic malignancies traditionally used a 4-field box technique. Later trials have shown the feasibility of using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) instead. But vaginal movement between fractions is concerning when using IMRT due to greater conformality of the isodose curves to the target and the resulting possibility of missing the target while the vagina is displaced. In this study, we showed that the use of a rectal balloon during treatment can decrease vaginal displacement, limit rectal dose, and limit acute and late toxicities...
September 1, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869143/a-novel-urethral-sparing-technique-for-high-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy-after-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
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Hiroaki Kunogi, Jason Adam M Cunha, Albert J Chang, Adam J Gadzinski, Katsuto Shinohara, I-Chow Hsu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess retrospectively the variability of the urethral dose optimized using a Foley catheter versus urethral contrast injected using a new modified triple-lumen catheter, in CT-based high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy of posttransurethral resection of prostate (TURP) patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: At our institution, there were six post-TURP patients with prostate carcinoma between July 2014 and April 2016 who underwent transperineal interstitial HDR brachytherapy (16 needles)...
August 28, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859255/a-review-of-the-literature-on-symptom-clusters-in-studies-that-included-oncology-patients-receiving-primary-or-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Carmen Ward Sullivan, Heather Leutwyler, Laura B Dunn, Christine Miaskowski
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this literature review was to summarize the current state of knowledge of symptom clusters research from studies that included, as part of their sample, patients who were receiving primary or adjuvant chemotherapy. BACKGROUND: Since the concept of a symptom cluster was first introduced into the oncology literature in 2001, only four comprehensive reviews of symptom clusters research in oncology patients were identified that provide insights into this important concept in symptom management research...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841916/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-versus-surgery-first-for-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-norwegian-pancreatic-cancer-trial-1-norpact-1-study-protocol-for-a-national-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Knut Jørgen Labori, Kristoffer Lassen, Dag Hoem, Jon Erik Grønbech, Jon Arne Søreide, Kim Mortensen, Rune Smaaland, Halfdan Sorbye, Caroline Verbeke, Svein Dueland
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death. While surgical resection remains the foundation for potentially curative treatment, survival benefit is achieved with adjuvant oncological treatment. Thus, completion of multimodality treatment (surgical resection and (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy) to all patients and early treatment of micrometastatic disease is the ideal goal. NorPACT-1 aims to test the hypothesis that overall mortality at one year after allocation of treatment can be reduced with neoadjuvant chemotherapy in surgically treated patients with resectable pancreatic cancer...
August 25, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836252/-comparison-of-oncology-outcomes-and-anal-function-among-laparoscopic-partial-subtotal-and-total-intersphincteric-resection-for-low-rectal-cancers
#15
Bin Zhang, Quanlong Liu, Yujuan Zhao, Guangzuan Zhuo, Shuhui Yin, Jun Zhu, Ke Zhao, Jianhua Ding
OBJECTIVE: To compare the oncology outcomes and anal function among laparoscopic partial, subtotal and total intersphincteric resection(ISR) for low rectal cancers. METHODS: From June 2011 to February 2016, a total of 79 consecutive patients with low rectal cancers underwent laparoscopic ISR with hand-sewn coloanal anastomosis at our department. According to the distal tumor margin, partial ISR (internal sphincter resection at the dentate line) was used to treat tumors with distance <1 cm from the anal sphincter (n=28), subtotal ISR was adopted for the tumors locating between the dentate line and intersphincteric groove (n=34), and total ISR (resection at the dentate line) was applied in the treatment of intra-anal tumors (n=17)...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832171/-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-the-diagnostics-of-malignancy-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
#16
P Moravčík, J Hlavsa, L Kunovsky, Z Kala, I Penka, M Dastych
In confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE), a type of optical microscope that uses a laser beam as its light source and processes the acquired image by processor unit is used. Although the principle behind the device has been known since 1957, its use in clinical practice has only recently been enabled by technical developments, and it is therefore a relatively new modality in differential diagnosis. CLE enables real-time microscopic imaging of the tissue under investigation and in fact non-invasive in vivo biopsy...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828339/the-immune-response-of-vaccination-against-hepatitis-b-virus-in-iranian-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy
#17
Mohsen Meidani, Farzin Khorvash, Simin Hemati, Farzaneh Ashrafi, Behrouz Ataei, Dana Daneshmand
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its complications are major public health problems. As it is hard to treat and control the chronic state, control of disease depends on the prevention especially by vaccination. There is an impaired immune response to vaccinations including HBV in patients with some malignancies. The aim of this study is to assess the response rate of patients undergoing chemotherapy to HBV vaccination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients from two hematology/oncology clinics in Isfahan, Iran with the history of at least 1 month chemotherapy who had the inclusion criteria were enrolled in a case control study...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825869/cancer-cachexia-cause-diagnosis-and-treatment
#18
Todd W Mattox
Patients with cancer frequently experience unintended weight loss due to gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction caused by the malignancy or treatment of the malignancy. However, others may present with weight loss related to other symptoms not clearly associated with identifiable GI dysfunction such as anorexia and early satiety. Cancer cachexia (CC) is a multifactorial syndrome that is generally characterized by ongoing loss of skeletal muscle mass with or without fat loss, often accompanied by anorexia, weakness, and fatigue...
August 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825569/-laparoscopic-atypical-gastrectomy-in-the-treatment-of-gastric-gist-short-term-and-medium-term-outcomes
#19
Santiago Reimondez, Federico Moser, Pablo S Maldonado, Álvaro Alcaraz, Alejandro M Rossini, Lucio R Obeide
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, many studies have addressed the laparoscopic management of these tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic atypical gastrectomy in the resolution of these neoplasms. In the period between January 2009 and December 2015, 24 patients with suspected gastric GIST less than 5 cm in size underwent surgery under this approach. Abscense of peritoneal and liver metastases and immunohistochemistry expression of CD117 antigen were considered as inclusion criteria...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820967/identifying-predictors-for-bleeding-in-hospitalized-cancer-patients-a-cohort-study
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Rushad Patell, Alejandra Gutierrez, Lisa Rybicki, Alok A Khorana
BACKGROUND: Bleeding and thrombosis are both major complications of hospitalization in cancer patients. Concern regarding bleeding risk may reduce compliance with thromboprophylaxis. We assessed incidence of major and clinically relevant non-major bleeding (MCRNMB) and identified risk factors associated with in-hospital bleeding risk in hospitalized cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive adults admitted to general oncology floor at Cleveland Clinic from 11/2012-12/2014 (n=3525)...
August 12, 2017: Thrombosis Research
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