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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523588/advances-in-the-development-of-janus-kinase-inhibitors-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-future-prospects
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Mathurin Flamant, Josselin Rigaill, Stephane Paul, Xavier Roblin
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is caused by a dysregulation of the immune system, inducing the production of proinflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecules. A better understanding of the mucosal immune response in IBD has led to the development of new drugs directed at inflammatory cytokines and leukocyte-trafficking molecules. Beyond tumor necrosis factor antagonists and anti-integrin molecules, which act by blocking the interaction between gut-specific lymphocytes and their receptor on vascular endothelium, the Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling pathway represents a new target in IBD...
May 18, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522902/non-invasive-evaluation-of-intestinal-disorders-the-role-of-elastographic-techniques
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REVIEW
Federica Branchi, Flavio Caprioli, Stefania Orlando, Dario Conte, Mirella Fraquelli
Over the recent years the non-invasive techniques for the evaluation of the small bowel have been playing a major role in the management of chronic intestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The diagnostic performances of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and ultrasound in the field of small bowel disorders, have been assessed and established for more than two decades. Newer sonographic techniques, such as strain elastography and shear wave elastography, have been put forward for the assessment of disease activity and characterization of IBD-related damage in the setting of Crohn's disease and other gastrointestinal disorders...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483604/selective-approach-for-patients-with-advanced-malignancy-and-gastrointestinal-obstruction
#3
Deep Pujara, Yi-Ju Chiang, Janice N Cormier, Eduardo Bruera, Brian Badgwell
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of tumor-related gastrointestinal obstruction and identify variables associated with functional outcome and survival in patients with advanced malignancy and gastrointestinal obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed the medical records of 490 patients with advanced cancer who underwent surgical consultation for gastrointestinal obstruction between January 2000 and May 2014. We used chi-square and logistic regression analyses to identify variables associated with survival and eating at discharge...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472972/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-the-ileum-case-report-of-a-16-year-old-chinese-female-and-literature-review
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Teng Li, Fang Zhang, Yarui Cao, Shoubin Ning, Yongmin Bi, Weicheng Xue, Li Ren
BACKGROUND: Ewing's sarcoma (ES) and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are closely related tumors. Although soft tissue ES/PNET are common in clinical practice, they are rare in the small intestine. Because of the absence of characteristic clinical symptoms, they are easily misdiagnosed as other benign or malignant diseases. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present the case of a 16-year-old female who complained of anemia and interval hematochezia. Her serum test results showed only a slight elevation of CA-125 and a low level of hemoglobin...
May 4, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463160/predictors-of-radiation-therapy-related-gastrointestinal-toxicity-from-anal-cancer-dose-painted-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-secondary-analysis-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-0529
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Jeffrey R Olsen, Jennifer Moughan, Robert Myerson, Andre Abitbol, Desiree E Doncals, Douglas Johnson, Tracey E Schefter, Yuhchyau Chen, Barbara Fisher, Jeff Michalski, Samir Narayan, Albert Chang, Christopher H Crane, Lisa Kachnic
PURPOSE: NRG Oncology RTOG 0529 assessed the feasibility of dose-painted intensity modulated radiation therapy (DP-IMRT) to reduce the acute morbidity of chemoradiation with 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and mitomycin-C (MMC) for T2-4N0-3M0 anal cancer. This secondary analysis was performed to identify patient and treatment factors associated with acute and late gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events (AEs). METHODS AND MATERIALS: NRG Oncology RTOG 0529 treatment plans were reviewed to extract dose-volume data for tightly contoured small bowel, loosely contoured anterior pelvic contents (APC), and uninvolved colon outside the target volume (UC)...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458844/long-tract-ileocolic-intussusception-due-to-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-ileocecal-valve-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
E H Gruenberger, M Hassan, I Kratzke
Intussusception in adults lacks specific symptoms and is often diagnosed emergently when they present with obstruction. Though intussusception certainly varies in size and location, the increased likelihood of ischemia or obstruction make large intussusceptions very rare in the literature. A patient admitted to our facility for small bowel obstruction was found to have extensive intussusception from the right lower quadrant to the splenic flexure, where a lead point was identified. Histopathology revealed multiple satellite lesions surrounding the lead point tumor, which was found to be invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of the ileocecal valve...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437000/magnetically-guided-capsule-endoscopy
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REVIEW
Naveen Shamsudhin, Vladimir I Zverev, Henrik Keller, Salvador Pane, Peter W Egolf, Bradley J Nelson, Alexander M Tishin
Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is a powerful tool for medical screening and diagnosis, where a small capsule is swallowed and moved by means of natural peristalsis and gravity through the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The camera-integrated capsule allows for visualization of the small intestine, a region which was previously inaccessible to classical flexible endoscopy. As a diagnostic tool, it allows to localize the sources of bleedings in the middle-part of the gastrointestinal tract and to identify diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease), Polyposis-Syndrome and tumors...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426721/diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-small-bowel-volvulus-in-adults-a-monocentric-summary-of-a-rare-small-intestinal-obstruction
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Xiaohang Li, Jialin Zhang, Baifeng Li, Dehui Yi, Chengshuo Zhang, Ning Sun, Wu Lv, Ao Jiao
OBJECTIVES: Small bowel volvulus is a rare disease, which is also challenging to diagnose. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical and radiological features associated with small bowel volvulus and treatment and to identify risk factors for associated small bowel necrosis. METHODS: Patients with small bowel volvulus who underwent operations from January 2001 to December 2015 at the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University (Shenyang, China) were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405316/endoscopic-techniques-to-detect-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Roberta Elisa Rossi, Dario Conte, Luca Elli, Federica Branchi, Sara Massironi
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of small-bowel neuroendocrine tumors (SbNETs) has improved with the advent of video capsule endoscopy (CE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). The data describing the efficacy of CE/DBE in the detection of SbNETs are scanty. AIM: The aim of this article is to review the current evidence on the role of DBE and CE in the diagnosis of SbNETs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A bibliographical search was performed in PubMed using the following keywords: "neuroendocrine tumors and enteroscopy/and capsule endoscopy" and "small bowel neuroendocrine tumors...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393434/multivisceral-transplantation-for-abdominal-tumors-in-children-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Eliza Lee, Nicole Hodgkinson, Rima Fawaz, Khashayar Vakili, Heung Bae Kim
Standard management of intra-abdominal pediatric solid tumors requires complete resection. However, tumors with multiple organ and vascular involvement present a unique surgical challenge. We conducted a retrospective chart review of four patients, aged 2-14 years, undergoing MVT for intra-abdominal tumors with significant involvement of the visceral arteries and/or portomesenteric venous system at our institution. Indications for MVT included hepatocellular carcinoma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, and two cases of hepatoblastoma...
April 9, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303430/management-of-neuroendocrine-tumor-liver-metastases-long-term-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-from-a-large-prospective-database
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Mark Fairweather, Richard Swanson, Jiping Wang, Lauren K Brais, Trevor Dutton, Matthew H Kulke, Thomas E Clancy
BACKGROUND: Liver-directed therapies have been used to treat neuroendocrine liver metastases (NELM) for both symptomatic improvement and tumor growth control. We reviewed our experience with NELM to investigate the outcomes of available treatment modalities and to identify prognostic factors for survival. METHODS: We identified all patients with NELM, who were managed at our institution, from a prospectively collected institutional database. Overall survival (OS) was determined for each treatment modality...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287942/fdg-pet-ct-pitfalls-in-gynecologic-and-genitourinary-oncologic-imaging
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Amish Lakhani, Sairah R Khan, Nishat Bharwani, Victoria Stewart, Andrea G Rockall, Sameer Khan, Tara D Barwick
The role of whole-body positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) with fluorodeoxyglucose ( FDG fluorodeoxyglucose ) is now established in the assessment of many gynecologic and genitourinary malignant tumors. FDG fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT has been widely adopted for staging assessments in patients with suspected advanced disease, in cases of suspected disease recurrence, and for determining prognosis in a number of malignancies. A number of pitfalls are commonly encountered when reviewing FDG fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans in gynecologic and genitourinary cases; these pitfalls can be classified into those that yield potential false-positive or false-negative results...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246620/inferior-vena-cava-repair-using-serosal-patch-of-small-bowel-an-experimental-study
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Hossein Hodjati, Ahmad Hoseinzadeh, Seyed Masoud Mousavi, Seifollah Dehghani Nazhavi, Viginda Kumar, Maryam Sehhatpour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and results of using serosal patch of small bowel for repair and replacement of inferior vena cava (IVC) after resection of a part of infra-renal IVC in an animal model, as it may be encountered in extensive tumors of retroperitoneal and trauma patients. METHODS: Five healthy sheep of both sexes were prepared. After general anesthesia and laparotomy, a defect with 1 cm width and 4cm length was made on anterior aspect of infra-renal IVC, and then an adjacent loop of small bowel was brought and sutured continuously to cover the defect of IVC as a patch graft...
January 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203131/brunner-s-gland-adenoma-a-rare-cause-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-case-report-and-systematic-review
#14
Michele Sorleto, Annette Timmer-Stranghöner, Helge Wuttig, Oliver Engelhard, Carsten Gartung
Brunner's gland adenoma is an extremely rare benign small bowel neoplasm, often discovered incidentally during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy or radiological diagnostics. In few cases, it tends to cause gastrointestinal hemorrhage or intestinal obstruction. We report here our experience with a 47-year-old woman with a Brunner's gland adenoma of more than 6 cm in size, located in the first part of the duodenum and causing gastrointestinal bleeding. Initially, we performed a partial endoscopic resection using endoloop and snare alternatively to prevent severe bleeding...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161705/endoscopic-characteristics-risk-grade-and-prognostic-prediction-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-of-the-small-bowel
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Arihiro Nakano, Masanao Nakamura, Osamu Watanabe, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Hidemi Goto, Yoshiki Hirooka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Balloon-assisted endoscopy allows us to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) stromal tumors (GISTs) in the small bowel including endoscopic ultrasonography and taking biopsy. The aim of this study was to retrospectively clarify clinical and endoscopic characteristics of small bowel GISTs using double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). METHODS: We reviewed 25 patients who underwent DBE and were diagnosed with GISTs. The risk of GISTs was stratified using the National Institute of Health (NIH) consensus criteria...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105627/-progression-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-primary-malignant-small-bowel-tumor
#16
Zhixun Zhao, Xu Guan, Yinggang Chen, Xishan Wang
Primary malignant small bowel tumor as a rare kind of intestinal tumor is associated with a poor prognosis. The pathological types were various and complicated, such as adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumor, malignant lymphoma, and malignant stromal tumor. The atypical early stage symptom resulted in difficult diagnosis at early stage, high misdiagnosis rate and lack of standard therapy schemes and means. In the past, X-ray, CT, MRI, and PET-CT were the main examination methods for primary small bowel tumor...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105182/long-lasting-stable-disease-with-mtor-inhibitor-treatment-in-a-patient-with-a-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Ezequiel Flechter, Yaniv Zohar, Ludmila Guralnik, Maria Passhak, Gil Bar Sela
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) of the small intestine is extremely rare, and there is no established treatment at the present time. In 10% of patients with PEComas, genetic alterations of tuberous sclerosis complex have been reported. These genetic alterations activate mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) in AMP-activated protein kinase and Ras/mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways, resulting in high mTOR activity. Since 2007, several cases of treatment with mTOR inhibitors in advanced PEComa have been reported...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105159/small-bowel-metastasis-from-pancreatic-cancer-in-a-long-term-survival-patient-with-synchronous-advanced-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Morena Fasano, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Giovanni Vicidomini, Valerio Scotti, Pier Francesco Rambaldi, Alfonso Fiorelli, Marina Accardo, Ferdinando De Vita, Mario Santini, Fortunato Ciardiello, Floriana Morgillo
Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that originates from the surface of the pleura. Approximately 70% of cases are associated with chronic asbestos exposure. MPM is regarded as an incurable disease, with a median survival of ~2 years following intensive multimodality treatment. Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy also associated with a poor prognosis, with only 2% of patients surviving for 5 years. The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with an advanced stage of disease and experience a poor response to therapy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104820/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-malignancies-with-mismatch-repair-deficiency-a-review-of-the-state-of-the-current-knowledge
#19
Ali Naboush, Christopher A J Roman, Iuliana Shapira
The use of immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat malignant tumors with microsatellite instability is an emerging new modality. This is based on the observations that these tumors may have a high mutation rate-thus a potential source of tumor-specific neoantigens-and harbor infiltrating cytotoxic T cells in response, suggesting that they may be particularly susceptible to immune checkpoint therapy. PUBMED and ASCO library were systematically reviewed to identify all relevant data that involved the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of cancers with microsatellite instability...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088602/aggressive-surgical-approach-to-the-management-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-report-of-1-000-surgical-cytoreductions-by%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-single%C3%A2-institution
#20
Eugene A Woltering, Brianne A Voros, David T Beyer, Yi-Zarn Wang, Ramcharan Thiagarajan, Pamela Ryan, Anne Wright, Robert A Ramirez, M Jennifer Ricks, J Philip Boudreaux
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms. Our group has treated more than 2,000 NET patients and has performed more than 1,000 surgical cytoreductive procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Records of 834 NET patients who underwent surgical cytoreduction at our institution were reviewed. Demographic information, intraoperative findings, extent of disease, complications, and survival rates were calculated. RESULTS: Eight hundred patients underwent 1,001 cytoreductive operations...
April 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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