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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912977/functional-outcomes-in-hirschsprung-disease-a-single-institution-s-12-year-experience
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Hemanshoo S Thakkar, Christopher Bassett, Andy Hsu, Riccardo Manuele, Dorothy Kufeji, Catherine A Richards, Meena Agrawal, Alireza S Keshtgar
AIMS: Hirschsprung disease (HD) is a chronic condition associated with long-term morbidity. We assessed the short and long-term functional outcomes of operated patients in a single institution over a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all children operated for HD between 2002 and 2014. Postoperative functional outcomes were assessed using the Rintala Bowel Function Score (BFS, 0-20, 20=best score). We assessed hospital admissions, complications including Hirschsprung associated enterocolitis (HAEC) and the need for further surgical procedures...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909222/associations-between-environmental-factors-and-hospital-admissions-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Frédéric B Piel, Sanjay Tewari, Valentine Brousse, Antonis Analitis, Anna Font, Stephan Menzel, Subarna Chakravorty, Swee Lay Thein, Baba Inusa, Paul Telfer, Marianne de Montalembert, Gary W Fuller, Klea Katsouyanni, David C Rees
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an increasing global health burden. This inherited disease is characterised by a remarkable phenotypic heterogeneity, which can only partly be explained by genetic factors. Environmental factors are likely to play an important role but studies of their impact on disease severity are limited and their results are often inconsistent. This study investigated associations between a range of environmental factors and hospital admissions of young patients with SCD in London and in Paris between 2008 and 2012...
December 1, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902759/seroprevalence-and-associated-factors-of-9-valent-human-papillomavirus-hpv-types-among-men-in-the-multinational-him-study
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Shams Rahman, Christine M Pierce Campbell, Dana E Rollison, Wei Wang, Tim Waterboer, Angelika Michel, Michael Pawlita, Luisa L Villa, Eduardo Lazcano Ponce, Amy R Borenstein, Anna R Giuliano
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Recently a 9-valent HPV (9vHPV) prophylactic vaccine was licensed. Seroprevalence prior to vaccine dissemination is needed for monitoring vaccine effectiveness over time. Few studies have assessed the seroprevalence of 9vHPV types in men. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the seroprevalence of 9vHPV vaccine types and associated risk factors among men residing in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902515/comparison-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-disability-in-ulcerative-colitis-patients-following-restorative-proctocolectomy-with-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-versus-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy
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Sara van Gennep, Saloomeh Sahami, Christianne J Buskens, Gijs R van den Brink, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, André D'Hoore, Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, Gert van Assche, Marc Ferrante, Séverine Vermeire, Willem A Bemelman, Geert R A M D'Haens, Mark Löwenberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) and disability were compared in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy versus patients who received treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: UC patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy or started anti-TNF treatment between January 2010 and January 2015 were included at two tertiary referral centers. A matched cohort was created using propensity score matching for the covariates disease duration, Montreal classification, age, and sex...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900998/novel-mutations-in-psenen-gene-in-two-chinese-acne-inversa-families-manifested-as-familial-multiple-comedones-and-dowling-degos-disease
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Cheng Zhou, Guang-Dong Wen, Lwin Myint Soe, Hong-Jun Xu, Juan Du, Jian-Zhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Acne inversa (AI), also called hidradenitis suppurativa, is a chronic, inflammatory, recurrent skin disease of the hair follicle. Familial AI shows autosomal-dominant inheritance caused by mutations in the γ-secretase genes. This study was aimed to identify the specific mutations in the γ-secretase genes in two Chinese families with AI. METHODS: In this study, two Chinese families with AI were investigated. All the affected individuals in the two families mainly manifested with multiple comedones, pitted scars, and a few inflammatory nodules on their face, neck, trunk, axilla, buttocks, upper arms, and thighs...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897023/-current-knowledge-about-hpv-infection
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A Mladěnka, A Kubečková, J Sláma
OBJECTIVE: Overview of current data on HPV infection. DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital in Ostrava, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital in Hradec Králové, Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics, General University Hospital in Prague. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted pathogen that causes anogenital disorders...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889040/evolution-and-management-of-treatment-related-toxicity-in-anal-cancer
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Ethan B Ludmir, Lisa A Kachnic, Brian G Czito
Over the past several decades, clinical trials have demonstrated improved disease-related outcomes in the definitive treatment of anal cancer. Although treatment with radiation and concurrent chemotherapy results in high rates of cure, significant acute and late toxicities are seen. This review focuses on the evolution of treatment-related toxicity for anal cancer. Management of these adverse effects is reviewed, as are future directions in anal cancer treatment and their impact on toxicity.
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889039/epidemiology-of-anal-canal-cancer
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Valerie M Nelson, Al B Benson
Anal cancer is a rare malignancy, although its incidence has been increasingly in recent decades. This article discusses risk factors for anal cancer and how these risk factors affect the changing demographics of this disease.
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889037/pathology-of-anal-cancer
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Paulo M Hoff, Renata Coudry, Camila Motta Venchiarutti Moniz
Anal canal cancer is rather an uncommon disease but its incidence is increasing. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most frequent primary anal neoplasm and can encompass a variety of morphologies. HPV infection has a key role in precancerous lesions and cancer development by the production of E6 and E7 oncoproteins. Anal squamous precancerous lesions are now classified according to the same criteria and terminology as their cervical counterparts. The p16 expression by immunohistochemistry is a surrogate marker for human papilloma virus (HPV)...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889036/diagnosis-and-diagnostic-imaging-of-anal-canal-cancer
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Kristen K Ciombor, Randy D Ernst, Gina Brown
Anal canal cancer is an uncommon malignancy but one that is often curable with optimal therapy. Owing to its unique location, histology, risk factors, and usual presentation, a careful diagnostic approach is warranted. This approach includes an excellent history and physical examination, including digital rectal examination, laboratory data, and comprehensive imaging. Anal cancer staging and formulation of a treatment plan depends on accurate imaging data. Modern radiographic techniques have improved staging quality and accuracy, and a thorough knowledge of anal anatomy is paramount to the optimal multidisciplinary treatment of this disease...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889033/uncommon-anal-neoplasms
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Amitesh C Roy, David Wattchow, David Astill, Simron Singh, Susan Pendlebury, Kirsten Gormly, Eva Segelov
Uncommon neoplasms of the anal canal are associated with significant diagnostic dilemma in clinical practice and a high index of suspicion and pathologic expertise is needed. The incidence is likely to increase, particularly of small, incidental lesions found because of use of more frequent colonoscopy and high-definition MRI. Generally treatment follows that of the same histologic subtype in other anatomic location. Surgical intervention is the cornerstone for cure in early/localized disease; however, removal of the anal canal is associated with significant morbidities and quality of life issues...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889032/metastatic-anal-cancer-and-novel-agents
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REVIEW
Van Morris, Cathy Eng
Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal (SCCA) represents an orphan disease. Although prior infection with human papilloma virus is associated with the development of SCCA, knowledge of this relationship has proven ineffective in identifying therapeutic agents that have activity in the management of metastatic SCCA. Combination chemotherapy with traditional cytotoxic agents has demonstrated efficacy in multiple small series. However, immune checkpoint blockade agents have demonstrated efficacy for patients with refractory metastatic SCCA; these agents hold promise in the horizon for patients with metastatic SCCA...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889031/surveillance-of-anal-canal-cancers
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REVIEW
Richard Adams
Anal squamous cell cancer is most frequently a locoregional disease that is amenable to curative therapy in a majority of fit patients. Complete response rates after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) are good, with up to 75% of patients with no evidence of relapse on surveillance. Relapse is most frequently locoregional and is often amendable to salvage surgery with curative intent. Effective surveillance attempts to improve outcomes by identifying recurrent or persistent disease early, managing both acute and late toxicities, and offering reassurance to patients...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889030/locally-recurrent-disease-related-to-anal-canal-cancers
#14
REVIEW
Tarik Sammour, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, John M Skibber
Surgery for anal cancer is usually reserved for patients with persistent disease or local recurrence after definitive chemoradiation therapy. Patients with local recurrence should be re-evaluated for evidence of metastatic disease using positron emission tomography-computed tomography, and the local anatomy should be delineated with MRI. Eligible patients should undergo tailored surgery with the aim of achieving an R0 resection. Management is best undertaken within a specialized multidisciplinary setting. Careful patient selection and shared decision making are paramount for achieving acceptable patient-centered outcomes...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889029/patient-perspective-and-personal-journey-of-treating-a-rare-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Michele Longabaugh
I was diagnosed with rare anal cancer. As overwhelming as the diagnosis was, it was complicated by limited treatment infrastructure and clinical research, side-effect management, and lack of awareness and support organizations. Anal cancer encompasses so much more than receiving prescribed treatment and focusing on recovery. It requires patients to become experts on their disease, its treatment, and side effects. Even more challenging is finding support and advocacy. My experience has been difficult, complex, and arduous...
January 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885870/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-for-restorative-coloproctectomy-in-an-obese-high-risk-patient-with-colitis-associated-carcinoma
#16
Laura Isabel Hanke, Fabian Bartsch, Sebastian Försch, Florian Heid, Hauke Lang, Werner Kneist
Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) offers great potential for the treatment of malign and benign diseases. However, laparoscopic-assisted TaTME in ulcerative colitis has not been described in more than a handful of patients. We present a 47-year-old highly comorbid female patient with an ulcerative colitis-associated carcinoma of the ascending colon and steroid-refractory pancolitis. A two-stage restorative coloproctectomy including right-sided complete mesocolic excision was conducted. The second step consisted of a successful nerve-sparing TaTME and a handsewn ileal pouch-anal anastomosis...
November 25, 2016: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885800/sacral-neuromodulation-for-the-treatment-of-faecal-incontinence-following-proctectomy
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Ido Mizrahi, Sami A Chadi, Nadav Haim, Dana R Sands, Brooke Gurland, Massarat Zutshi, Steven D Wexner, Giovanna da Silva
AIM: This study assessed the effectiveness of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) for faecal incontinence (FI) following proctectomy with colorectal or coloanal anastomosis. METHODS: An IRB-approved database identified patients treated for FI following proctectomy (SNM-P) for benign or malignant disease, who were matched 1:1 by pre-operative Cleveland Clinic Florida Faecal Incontinence Scores (CCF-FIS) with patients without proctectomy (SNM-NP). Primary outcome was change in CCF-FIS...
November 25, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885480/a-single-institution-s-long-term-follow-up-of-patients-with-pathological-complete-response-in-locally-advanced-rectal-adenocarcinoma-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
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Franscois Runau, Anna Collins, Glenn Ace Fenech, Eleanor Ford, Nikoletta Dimitriou, Sanjay Chaudhri, Justin M C Yeung
PURPOSE: This paper aimed to study the long term follow-up of patients with primary rectal adenocarcinoma receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy who obtained a pathological complete response (pCR) and identify factors predicting complete response. METHODS: Retrospective review of notes, histology, pre-operative full blood count and imaging of patients with primary rectal adenocarcinoma diagnosed in our institute from 2000 to 2012 from a prospectively maintained database were used...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885389/mri-features-of-perianal-fistulas-is-there-a-difference-between-crohn-s-and-non-crohn-s-patients
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Irai S Oliveira, Aoife Kilcoyne, Melissa C Price, Mukesh Harisinghani
PURPOSE: Though perianal fistulas are commonly seen in patients with Crohn's disease, they can also be seen in patients without inflammatory bowel disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate MR imaging differences of perianal fistulas in patients with and without Crohn's disease. METHODS: Our retrospective search from January 2012 to December 2015 of the Radiology database for perianal fistula yielded 207 patients. Only patients with dedicated MR fistula protocol studies were included, whereas patients with previous anal surgery or anastomosis, anorectal tumors, and equivocal findings that could not be definitely assessed as a fistula were excluded...
November 24, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884946/analysis-of-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-innate-immune-response-to-coxiella-burnetii
#20
James M Battisti, Lance A Watson, Myo T Naung, Adam M Drobish, Ekaterina Voronina, Michael F Minnick
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is well established as a system for characterization and discovery of molecular mechanisms mediating microbe-specific inducible innate immune responses to human pathogens. Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular bacterium that causes a flu-like syndrome in humans (Q fever), as well as abortions in domesticated livestock, worldwide. Initially, when wild type C. elegans (N2 strain) was exposed to mCherry-expressing C. burnetii (CCB) a number of overt pathological manifestations resulted, including intestinal distension, deformed anal region and a decreased lifespan...
November 24, 2016: Innate Immunity
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