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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925783/laparoscopic-assisted-resection-for-advanced-colorectal-cancer-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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Ze-Nan Xia, Rui Hou, Wei Zhu, Ru Yao, Zhao Lu, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Guo-Le Lin
AIM: To evaluate the feasibility, short- and long-term outcomes, and safety of laparoscopic resection for advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) in solid organ transplant recipients. METHODS: Between September 2001 and April 2016, five patients who underwent laparoscopic-assisted resection for CRC after solid organ transplantation were included in this study. Their clinical data were retrospectively analyzed with regard to patient demographics, immunosuppressive therapy, tumor characteristics, surgical outcomes, and follow-up data...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923225/randomized-clinical-trials-in-colon-and-rectal-cancer
#2
REVIEW
Atif Iqbal, Thomas J George
Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for colon and rectal cancers. Colon cancer outcomes have improved with laparoscopic techniques, enhanced recovery pathways, and adjuvant chemotherapy. Adjuvant 5-fluorouracil with or without oxaliplatin in stage III and possibly high-risk stage II colon cancer is associated with improved survival. Multimodality management of rectal cancer continues to evolve; total mesorectal excision is the cornerstone. Oncologic results do not support the use of laparoscopic resection in rectal cancer...
October 2017: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919097/j-pouch-vs-side-to-end-anastomosis-after-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer-a-prospective-randomized-trial-on-short-and-long-term-outcomes-including-life-quality-and-functional-results
#3
Nuri Okkabaz, Mustafa Haksal, Ali Emre Atici, Yunus Emre Altuntas, Ersin Gundogan, Fazli Cem Gezen, Mustafa Oncel
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcomes of j-pouch and side-to-end anastomosis in rectal cancer patients treated with laparoscopic hand-assisted low anterior resection. METHODS: Prospective trial on cases randomized to have a colonic j-pouch or a side-to-end anastomosis after low anterior resection. Demographics, characteristics of disease and treatment, perioperative results, and functional outcomes and life quality were compared between the groups. RESULTS: Seventy four patients were randomized...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916971/emergency-room-visits-and-readmissions-following-implementation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-ieras-program
#4
Trevor Wood, Mary-Anne Aarts, Allan Okrainec, Emily Pearsall, J Charles Victor, Marg McKenzie, Ori Rotstein, Robin S McLeod
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines have been widely promoted and supported largely due to several studies showing decreased post-operative complications and length of stay. The objective of this study was to review the emergency room (ER) visits and readmission rates and reasons for both in patients who were part of the Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (iERAS) program for colorectal surgery. METHODS: All patients having elective colorectal surgery at 15 academic hospitals were enrolled in the iERAS program...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915899/association-between-polymorphisms-of-tas2r16-and-susceptibility-to-colorectal-cancer
#5
Jonathan Barontini, Marco Antinucci, Sergio Tofanelli, Maurizio Cammalleri, Massimo Dal Monte, Federica Gemignani, Pavel Vodicka, Roberto Marangoni, Ludmila Vodickova, Juozas Kupcinskas, Veronika Vymetalkova, Asta Forsti, Federico Canzian, Angelika Stein, Victor Moreno, Nicola Mastrodonato, Francesca Tavano, Anna Panza, Roberto Barale, Stefano Landi, Daniele Campa
BACKGROUND: Genetics plays an important role in the susceptibility to sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC). In the last 10 years genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified over 40 independent low penetrance polymorphic variants. However, these loci only explain around 1‑4% of CRC heritability, highlighting the dire need of identifying novel risk loci. In this study, we focused our attention on the genetic variability of the TAS2R16 gene, encoding for one of the bitter taste receptors that selectively binds to salicin, a natural antipyretic that resembles aspirin...
September 15, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912926/a-rare-case-of-atrial-metastasis-from-a-rectal-adenocarcinoma
#6
Srinivas S Ayyala, Dawnette M Urcuyo, Paul T Kannarkatt, James E Kovacs, Nicole J Terrigno
Colorectal cancers typically metastasize to the lymph nodes, liver or lungs. Metastasis to the heart is rare and although a few cases of cardiac metastases from colon cancer are described in the literature, cases of metastatic rectal cancer to the heart are far fewer. A 69-year-old woman with a history of rectal adenocarcinoma treated with neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation, followed by resection and adjuvant chemotherapy, presented with increasing dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema 5 years after oncology follow-up...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892777/adherence-to-the-world-cancer-research-fund-american-institute-for-cancer-research-recommendations-and-colorectal-cancer-risk
#7
Federica Turati, Francesca Bravi, Matteo Di Maso, Cristina Bosetti, Jerry Polesel, Diego Serraino, Michela Dalmartello, Attilio Giacosa, Maurizio Montella, Alessandra Tavani, Eva Negri, Carlo La Vecchia
BACKGROUND: The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) released in 2007 eight recommendations for cancer prevention on body fatness, diet and physical activity. Our aim is to evaluate the relation between adherence to these recommendations and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. METHODS: We pooled data from two Italian case-control studies including overall 2419 patients with CRC and 4723 controls. Adherence to the WCRF/AICR guidelines was summarised through a score incorporating seven of the WCRF/AICR recommendations, with higher scores indicating higher adherence to the guidelines...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891842/the-american-society-of-colon-and-rectal-surgeons-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-colon-cancer
#8
Jon D Vogel, Cagla Eskicioglu, Martin R Weiser, Daniel L Feingold, Scott R Steele
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is dedicated to ensuring high-quality patient care by advancing the science, prevention, and management of disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee is composed of society members who are chosen because they have demonstrated expertise in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. This committee was created to lead international efforts in defining quality care for conditions related to the colon, rectum, and anus...
October 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881688/the-clinical-utility-and-outcomes-of-microwave-ablation-for-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases
#9
Pengyuan Song, Lijun Sheng, Yahong Sun, Yuji An, Ya Guo, Yafei Zhang
In recent years, the microwave ablation (MWA) has been reported to play an important role in the treatment of patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). In this work, 62 cases of patients who received MWA for liver metastases from colon or rectal cancer between Jan 2012 and Jan 2014 were enrolled in this trial. 28 underwent MWA, and 34 were treated with liver resection as control. Perioperative and 60 months of follow-up data were collected to analyze potential adverse effects, concurrent conditions and survival status...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881503/identification-of-cea-interacting-proteins-in-colon-cancer-cells-and-their-changes-in-expression-after-irradiation
#10
Byong Chul Yoo, Seung-Gu Yeo
Purpose: The serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level has been recognized as a prognostic factor in colorectal cancer, and associated with response of rectal cancer to radiotherapy. This study aimed to identify CEA-interacting proteins in colon cancer cells and observe post-irradiation changes in their expression. Materials and Methods: CEA expression in colon cancer cells was examined by Western blot analysis. Using an anti-CEA antibody or IgG as a negative control, immunoprecipitation was performed in colon cancer cell lysates...
September 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876657/colorectal-cancer-in-a-south-africa-urban-setting-a-preliminary-analysis
#11
L M Prodehl, B Bebington, J Fabian, E Singh, P Ruff
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer in the world, with an estimated incidence in South Africa of 4-5% of all cancers . Studies show that whites account for the majority of South African patients but blacks for the majority of patients under the age of 50. METHOD: This was a preliminary analysis of the first 113 patients enrolled in a prospective longitudinal study. All CRC patients presenting to the teaching hospitals of the Department of Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand were eligible for inclusion...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876656/colorectal-cancer-is-there-an-association-between-hiv-infection-and-the-clinicopathological-picture
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S K Pillay, Z Moolla, B Sartorius, T E Madiba
BACKGROUND: The link between colorectal cancer (CRC) and HIV has not been extensively studied. METHOD: Study setting: Colorectal unit at a tertiary institution. Study population: HIV negative and positive patients with colorectal cancer over 12 years (2005-2016). Study design: This is an analysis of prospectively collected data from a colorectal cancer database archived in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Demographic details, HIV status, anatomical site, stage, treatment and follow-up were documented...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876581/an-international-collaborative-research-network-to-describe-variation-in-global-cancer-burden
#13
GlobalSurg Collaborative
BACKGROUND: Efforts to collect data on cancer in low and middle income countries (LMICs) to date have been registry based and not detailed enough to allow risk-adjustment for outcome. This study aimed to describe a novel platform's ability to address knowledge gap in surgical care of cancer in LMICs. METHOD: This study is a cancer-specific analysis of the GlobalSurg-2 study, which aimed to map international variation in operated cancer burden using a protocol-driven, collaborative methodology...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872742/association-between-social-support-functional-status-and-change-in-health-related-quality-of-life-and-changes-in-anxiety-and-depression-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
M Gonzalez-Saenz de Tejada, A Bilbao, M Baré, E Briones, C Sarasqueta, J M Quintana, A Escobar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the association between baseline social support, functional status, and change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in colorectal cancer patients and change in anxiety and depression measured by Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) at 1 year after surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients who were due to undergo therapeutic surgery for the first time for colon or rectal cancer in 9 hospitals in Spain were eligible for the study...
September 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865736/association-between-inflammatory-diet-pattern-and-risk-of-colorectal-carcinoma-subtypes-classified-by-immune-responses-to-tumor
#15
Li Liu, Reiko Nishihara, Zhi Rong Qian, Fred K Tabung, Daniel Nevo, Xuehong Zhang, Mingyang Song, Yin Cao, Kosuke Mima, Yohei Masugi, Yan Shi, Annacarolina da Silva, Tyler Twombly, Mancang Gu, Wanwan Li, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Keisuke Kosumi, Kentaro Inamura, Jonathan A Nowak, David A Drew, Paul Lochhead, Katsuhiko Nosho, Kana Wu, Molin Wang, Wendy S Garrett, Andrew T Chan, Charles S Fuchs, Edward L Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dietary patterns affect systemic and local intestinal inflammation, which have been linked to colorectal carcinogenesis. Chronic inflammation can interfere with the adaptive immune response. We investigated whether the association of a diet that promotes intestinal inflammation with risk of colorectal carcinoma was stronger for tumors with lower lymphocytic reactions than tumors with higher lymphocytic reactions. METHODS: We collected data from the molecular pathological epidemiology databases of 2 prospective cohort studies: the Nurses' Health Study (since 1976) and the Health Professional Follow-up Study (since 1986)...
August 30, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863773/down-regulation-of-mirna-148a-and-mirna-625-3p-in-colorectal-cancer-is-associated-with-tumor-budding
#16
Edita Baltruskeviciene, Diana Schveigert, Vaidotas Stankevicius, Ugnius Mickys, Tadas Zvirblis, Jaroslav Bublevic, Kestutis Suziedelis, Eduardas Aleknavicius
BACKGROUND: MiRNAs are often deregulated in colorectal cancer and might function as tumor suppressors or as oncogenes. They participate in controlling key signaling pathways involved in proliferation, invasion and apoptosis and may serve as prognostic and predictive markers. In this study we aimed to evaluate the role of miRNA-148a and miRNA-625-3p in metastatic colorectal cancer. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with a first-time diagnosed CRC receiving FOLFOX ± Bevacizumab were involved in the study...
September 1, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851931/dietary-glycemic-index-glycemic-load-and-cancer-risk-results-from-the-epic-italy-study
#17
S Sieri, C Agnoli, V Pala, S Grioni, F Brighenti, N Pellegrini, G Masala, D Palli, A Mattiello, S Panico, F Ricceri, F Fasanelli, G Frasca, R Tumino, V Krogh
Factors linked to glucose metabolism are involved in the etiology of several cancers. High glycemic index (GI) or high glycemic load (GL) diets, which chronically raise postprandial blood glucose, may increase cancer risk by affecting insulin-like growth factor. We prospectively investigated cancer risk and dietary GI/GL in the EPIC-Italy cohort. After a median 14.9 years, 5112 incident cancers and 2460 deaths were identified among 45,148 recruited adults. High GI was associated with increased risk of colon and bladder cancer...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841901/outcome-of-colon-cancer-initially-presenting-as-colon-perforation-and-obstruction
#18
Tsung-Ming Chen, Yen-Ta Huang, Guan-Chyuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Emergency complications of colon cancer include perforation and obstruction which were recognized as poor prognostic factors. Few studies have directly compared the outcomes of these two groups. In this study, we evaluated mortality and morbidity in patients with colon cancer initially presenting as perforation and obstruction. METHODS: Newly diagnosed colon cancer cases initially presenting with perforation or obstruction at Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, between 2009 and 2015 were included...
August 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840372/persistent-perineal-sinus-after-abdominoperineal-resection
#19
Amélie Chau, Mathieu Prodeau, Hélène Sarter, Corinne Gower, Moshe Rogosnitzky, Yves Panis, Philippe Zerbib
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Persistent perineal sinus (PPS) defined as a perineal wound remaining unhealed more than 6 months after abdominoperineal resection (APR) is a well-known complication. The aim of our study was (1) to evaluate the incidence of PPS after APR for Crohn's disease (CD) in the era of biotherapy, (2) to determine long-term outcome of PPS, (3) to study risk factors associated with delayed perineal healing, and (4) to compare the results in this CD patient group with patients without CD...
August 25, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832603/social-media-and-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-available-resources
#20
Gianluca Pellino, Constantinos Simillis, Shengyang Qiu, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Sarah Mills, Oliver Warren, Christos Kontovounisios, Paris P Tekkis
AIM: Social media (SM) can provide information and medical knowledge to patients. Our aim was to review the literature and web-based content on SM that is used by Colorectal Cancer (CRC) patients, as well as surgeons' interaction with SM. METHOD: Studies published between 2006 and 2016 were assessed. We also assessed the impact of several hashtags on Twitter with a freeware (Symplur). RESULTS: Nine studies were included assessing Twitter (78%), Forums/Cancer-survivor networks (33%), and Facebook (22%)...
2017: PloS One
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