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#1
Isabelle Marie
A 41 year-old woman was diagnosed as having limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) in March 2012. The cutaneous impairment of SSc was characterized by sclerodactyly associated with pitting scars; systemic manifestations of SSc included esophageal involvement, with both absence of peristalsis in the lower two-thirds of the oesophageal body and low pressure in the lower oesophageal sphincter. In 2017, the patient presented with livedo reticularis lesions of her abdomen (Panel A) evolving for one month. The patient denied pruritus, pain, or exposure of abdomen to irritants prior to lesion onset...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780162/dietary-antioxidant-intake-and-the-risk-of-developing-barrett-s-oesophagus-and-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma
#2
James H-E Kang, Robert Luben, Leo Alexandre, Andrew R Hart
BACKGROUND: We investigated in a cohort study, for the first time using 7-day food diaries (7-DFDs), for age-dependent inverse associations with antioxidants, which have anti-carcinogenic properties, and development of Barrett's oesophagus (BO) and oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). METHODS: A total of 24,068 well individuals completed 7-DFDs and donated blood. Vitamins C and E, carotenes, zinc and selenium intakes, and plasma vitamin C were measured. Participants were monitored for 15 years for BO and OAC...
May 21, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776942/postpartum-pneumomediastinum-and-subcutaneous-emphysema
#3
Diaeddin Sagar, Trevor K Rogers, Aldrin Adeni
We present the case of a 22-year-old primigravida with symptoms of neck swelling and difficulty breathing 3 hours after uneventful vaginal delivery. On examination, there was surgical emphysema. A CT scan confirmed air in the subcutaneous tissues and also revealed pneumomediastinum. There was no evidence of pneumothorax and gastro-oesophageal endoscopy showed no signs of oesophageal rupture. The patient remained clinically stable throughout her admission and was discharged home after 48 hours of observation...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774515/eating-disorder-or-oesophageal-achalasia-during-adolescence-diagnostic-difficulties
#4
REVIEW
Aurélie Letranchant, Bénédicte Pigneur, Martine Flament, Nathalie Godart
Marine was a fourteen and a half-year-old adolescent female hospitalized for an eating disorder (ED) of the anorexic type with purging behaviors. She has had a complicated life course, made up of disruptions and discontinuities, both family and school. Since the age of five, Marine had been intermittently treated in psychiatry for a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. The current illness started with spontaneous and induced vomiting associated with major weight loss (body mass index, 15.27 kg m-2 )...
May 17, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774147/social-group-disparities-in-the-incidence-and-prognosis-of-oesophageal-cancer
#5
REVIEW
Shao-Hua Xie, Jesper Lagergren
There are substantial disparities in the incidence and prognosis of oesophageal cancer across social population groups, including sex, race/ethnicity, geographical location and socio-economic status. Both squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus are more common in men than in women, but the male predominance in adenocarcinoma is stronger and less well understood. The varying incidence and prognosis of oesophageal cancer across racial/ethnic groups show distinct patterns by histological type...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770227/severe-oesophageal-constriction-due-to-an-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-with-kommerell-s-diverticulum-in-a-cat
#6
Ryohei Suzuki, Yohei Mochizuki, Hiroki Yoshimatsu, Ayaka Niina, Takahiro Teshima, Hirotaka Matsumoto, Hidekazu Koyama
Case summary: A 6-month-old female cat with a history of chronic regurgitation presented with weight loss. CT angiography (CTA) showed severe constriction of the oesophagus due to an aberrant right subclavian artery and Kommerell's diverticulum. The cat was surgically treated and remained clinically normal. More than 1 year after surgery, the general condition of the cat was stable and body weight had increased. Relevance and novel information: This case report describes the clinical findings and surgical management of a cat diagnosed with severe oesophageal constriction caused by an aberrant right subclavian artery with Kommerell's diverticulum (markedly dilated origin of the aberrant right subclavian artery), which are rare vascular anomalies in veterinary medicine and specifically in cats...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769103/the-alfa-and-beta-of-tumours-a-review-of-parameters-of-the-linear-quadratic-model-derived-from-clinical-radiotherapy-studies
#7
REVIEW
C M van Leeuwen, A L Oei, J Crezee, A Bel, N A P Franken, L J A Stalpers, H P Kok
BACKGROUND: Prediction of radiobiological response is a major challenge in radiotherapy. Of several radiobiological models, the linear-quadratic (LQ) model has been best validated by experimental and clinical data. Clinically, the LQ model is mainly used to estimate equivalent radiotherapy schedules (e.g. calculate the equivalent dose in 2 Gy fractions, EQD2 ), but increasingly also to predict tumour control probability (TCP) and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) using logistic models...
May 16, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766294/influence-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-on-local-sweating-and-cutaneous-vascular-responses-during-exercise-in-a-hot-environment
#8
Tatsuro Amano, Dai Okushima, Brynmor C Breese, Stephen J Bailey, Shunsaku Koga, Narihiko Kondo
PURPOSE: We investigated the influence of inorganic nitrate ([Formula: see text]) supplementation on local sweating and cutaneous vascular responses during exercise in hot conditions. METHOD: Eight healthy, young subjects were assigned in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design to receive [Formula: see text]-rich beetroot (BR) juice (140 mL/day, containing ~ 8 mmol of [Formula: see text]) and [Formula: see text]-depleted placebo (PL) juice (140 mL/day, containing ~ 0...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765562/a-myriad-of-roles-of-mir-25-in-health-and-disease
#9
REVIEW
Márta Sárközy, Zsuzsanna Kahán, Tamás Csont
Small non-coding RNAs including microRNAs (miRNAs) have been recently recognized as important regulators of gene expression. MicroRNAs play myriads of roles in physiological processes as well as in the pathogenesis of a number of diseases by translational repression or mRNA destabilization of numerous target genes. The miR-106b-25 cluster is highly conserved in vertebrates and consists of three members including miR-106b, miR-93 and miR-25. MiR-106b and miR-93 share the same seed sequences; however, miR-25 has only a similar seed sequence resulting in different predicted target mRNAs...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765149/masan-a-novel-staging-system-for-prognosis-of-patients-with-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Wei Liu, Jian-Zhong He, Shao-Hong Wang, De-Kai Liu, Xue-Feng Bai, Xiu-E Xu, Jian-Yi Wu, Yong Jiang, Chun-Quan Li, Long-Qi Chen, En-Min Li, Li-Yan Xu
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most malignant cancers worldwide. Treatment of ESCC is in progress through accurate staging and risk assessment of patients. The emergence of potential molecular markers inspired us to construct novel staging systems with better accuracy by incorporating molecular markers. METHODS: We measured H scores of 23 protein markers and analysed eight clinical factors of 77 ESCC patients in a training set, from which we identified an optimal MASAN (MYC, ANO1, SLC52A3, Age and N-stage) signature...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761518/the-value-of-inflammation-based-prognostic-scores-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-resection-for-oesophageal-and-gastric-carcinoma
#11
Jiaxin Wen, Matthew Bedford, Ruksana Begum, Harriet Mitchell, James Hodson, John Whiting, Ewen Griffiths
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Surgical interventions for oesophagogastric cancer carry a significant burden of morbidity and mortality. A range of inflammation based prognostic scores have been proposed in an attempt to predict outcome. This study evaluated five such prognostic scores in oesophageal and gastric carcinoma patients. METHODS: The modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS), Neutrophil Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR), Platelet Lymphocyte Ratio (PLR), Prognostic Index (PI), and Prognostic Nutrition Index (PNI) were calculated for 723 consecutive patients undergoing oesophagectomy or gastrectomy at a single center...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761360/tumour-volume-of-resectable-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-measured-with-mri-correlates-well-with-t-category-and-lymphatic-metastasis
#12
Lan Wu, Jing Ou, Tian-Wu Chen, Rui Li, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Yan-Li Chen, Yu Jiang, Jian-Qiong Yang, Jin-Ming Cao
OBJECTIVES: To determine association of gross tumour volume (GTV) of resectable oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) measured on T2 -weighted imaging (T2 WI), contrast-enhanced T1 -weighted imaging (CE-T1 WI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with T category and lymphatic metastasis (LM). METHODS: Sixty oesophageal SCC patients underwent fat-suppressed T2 WI, CE-T1 WI and DWI with b values of 0, 500 and 800 s/mm2 . GTV was measured on three sequences. Statistical analyses were performed to determine association of GTV with T category and LM...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761251/correlation-of-99mtc-sucralfate-scan-and-endoscopic-grading-in-caustic-oesophageal-injury
#13
Babalwa B Nondela, Sharon G Cox, Anita Brink, Alastair J W Millar, Alp Numanoglu
PURPOSE: To determine a correlation between the 99mTc sucralfate scan and the endoscopy findings in children with caustic oesophageal injury. METHODS: This is an observational analytic study of children who had both 99mTc sucralfate scan and endoscopy after caustic substance ingestion at our institution in a period between January 2009 and September 2016. The oesophageal injury was classified into low grade and high grade according to the degree of adhesion on 99mTc sucralfate scan and modification of Zargar endoscopic grading...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760376/the-novel-19q13-krab-zinc-finger-tumour-suppressor-znf382-is-frequently-methylated-in-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-antagonises-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling
#14
Chong Zhang, Tingxiu Xiang, Shuman Li, Lin Ye, Yixiao Feng, Lijiao Pei, Lili Li, Xiangyu Wang, Ran Sun, Qian Tao, Guosheng Ren
Zinc finger proteins (ZFPs) are the largest transcription factor family in mammals. About one-third of ZFPs are Krüppel-associated box domain (KRAB)-ZFPs and involved in the regulation of cell differentiation/proliferation/apoptosis and neoplastic transformation. We recently identified ZNF382 as a novel KRAB-ZFP epigenetically inactivated in multiple cancers due to frequent promoter CpG methylation. However, its epigenetic alterations, biological functions/mechanism and clinical significance in oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) are still unknown...
May 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754396/the-upper-pouch-in-oesophageal-atresia-shows-proportional-growth-during-late-fetal-life
#15
R B Tröbs, M Nissen, J Wald
Oesophageal atresia with trachea-oesophageal fistula is a rare foregut malformation that requires surgery soon after birth. Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis is based on the presence of polyhydramnios, a small or non-visible fetal stomach and the blind ending oesophagus, called the upper pouch (1). Neonates present with salivation, coughing, choking and attacks of cyanosis. A diagnosis of oesophageal atresia is confirmed by inserting a nasogastric tube and a thoraco-abdominal X-ray. This article is protected by copyright...
May 12, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750962/long-noncoding-rna-cytor-in-cancer-a-tcga-data-review
#16
REVIEW
Jiayu Liang, Xin Wei, Zhihong Liu, Dehong Cao, Yongquan Tang, Zijun Zou, Chuan Zhou, Yiping Lu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increasing evidence has shown the critical role of long non-coding RNA cytoskeleton regulator (CYTOR) in cancers. The expression of CYTOR is reported to be up-regulated in many kinds of cancers, such as gastric cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, colon cancer, lung adenocarcinoma, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma and renal cell carcinoma. Here, we summarized related studies and performed a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic value of CYTOR in multiple cancers...
May 8, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748887/the-impact-of-pathological-tumor-regression-and-nodal-status-on-survival-and-systemic-disease-in-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Hiroshi Miyata, Koji Tanaka, Tomoki Makino, Makoto Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Eiichi Morii, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
BACKGROUND: Although tumor regression and nodal status are reported to be useful prognostic factors for patients with oesophageal cancer who are treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, the clinical effects of those factors remain to be explained fully in neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Additionally, factor predictive of systemic disease after neoadjuvant therapy remain unexplored. METHODS: The impact of pathological tumor regression and the number of involved lymph nodes on survival and the occurrence of systemic disease were examined in 405 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, RESULTS: Among the 405 patients studied, 96 (23...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748563/assessing-the-feasibility-of-targeted-screening-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-based-on-individual-risk-assessment-in-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-norway-the-hunt-study
#18
Shao-Hua Xie, Eivind Ness-Jensen, Nils Medefelt, Jesper Lagergren
OBJECTIVES: Unselected screening for oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) is not justified due to the low absolute risk in the general population. This study aimed to evaluate a risk prediction model in identifying high-risk individuals who might be considered for targeted screening. METHODS: A population-based cohort of 62,576 participants was recruited in 1995-1997 in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway (HUNT) and followed up until 31 December 2015. A model for predicting individuals' absolute risk of OAC was developed using competing-risk regression...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748347/prognosis-of-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-following-surgery-and-no-surgery-in-a-nationwide-swedish-cohort-study
#19
Joonas H Kauppila, Fredrik Mattsson, Nele Brusselaers, Jesper Lagergren
OBJECTIVES: To assess the recent prognostic trends in oesophageal adenocarcinoma and oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma undergoing resectional surgery and no such surgery. Additionally, risk factors for death were assessed in each of these patient groups. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: A population-based, nationwide study in Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: All patients diagnosed with oesophageal adenocarcinoma and oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Sweden from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 2013, with follow-up until 14 May 2017...
May 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745630/evaluation-of-multifunctional-imaging-parameters-in-gastro-oesophageal-cancer-using-f-18-fdg-pet-ct-with-integrated-perfusion-ct
#20
Bert-Ram Sah, Christian A Leissing, Gaspar Delso, Edwin E Ter Voert, Stefan Krieg, Sebastian Leibl, Paul M Schneider, Cäcilia S Reiner, Martin W Hüllner, Patrick Veit-Haibach
BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography (PET) / computed tomography (CT) is among the most frequently used imaging modalities for initial staging of gastro-oesophageal (GE) cancer, whereas CT-perfusion (CTP) provides different multiparametric information. This proof of concept study compares CTP- and PET-parameters in patients with GE cancer to evaluate correlations and a possible prognostic value of a combined PET/CTP imaging procedure. METHODS: A total of 31 patients with F-18-FDG-PET/CT and CTP studies were prospectively analysed...
May 10, 2018: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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