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Konstantinos H Katsanos, Konstantinos Papamichael, Joseph D Feuerstein, Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Adam S Cheifetz
The pharmacological management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) over the last two decades has transitioned from reliance on aminosalycilates, corticosteroids and immunomodulators to earlier treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy. Nevertheless, 20-30% of patients discontinue anti-TNF therapy for primary non-response and another 30-40% for losing response within one year of treatment. These undesirable therapeutic outcomes can be attributed to pharmacokinetic (anti-drug antibodies and/or low drug concentrations) or pharmacodynamic issues characterized by a non-TNF driven inflammation...
March 12, 2018: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Sajid Ur Rahman, Yu Li, Yingying Huang, Lei Zhu, Shibin Feng, Jinjie Wu, Xichun Wang
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collection of inflammatory conditions of colon and small intestine which affect millions of individuals worldwide and the prevalence amount is on the rise. The organ failure as well as loss of tissue function is because of the inflammatory reaction which is the major contributor of tissue healing leading to lifelong debilitation. To stop the tough consequences of inflammation every patient pursues alternative therapy to relieve symptoms. Green tea polyphenols (GTPs) play significant roles in down regulating signaling pathways because GTPs exert effective antioxidant properties and regulate Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) expression via certain receptor, inhibited endotoxin-mediated tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) production by blocking transcription nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) activation and upstream of mediated I kappa B kinase complex pathway activities, as well as intrusion with the flow of cytokines and synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
March 12, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Veronica L Cox, Anas A Saeed Bamashmos, Wai Chin Foo, Shiva Gupta, Sireesha Yedururi, Naveen Garg, Hyunseon Christine Kang
Lynch syndrome is the most common hereditary cancer syndrome, the most common cause of heritable colorectal cancer, and the only known heritable cause of endometrial cancer. Other cancers associated with Lynch syndrome include cancers of the ovary, stomach, urothelial tract, and small bowel, and less frequently, cancers of the brain, biliary tract, pancreas, and prostate. The oncogenic tendency of Lynch syndrome stems from a set of genomic alterations of mismatch repair proteins. Defunct mismatch repair proteins cause unusually high instability of regions of the genome called microsatellites...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Anilawan Smitthimedhin, Angela Suarez, Ryan L Webb, Hansel J Otero
Intestinal malrotation is a continuum of congenital anomalies due to lack of rotation or incomplete rotation of the fetal intestine around the superior mesenteric artery axis. The abnormal bowel fixation (by mesenteric bands) or absence of fixation of portions of the bowel increases the risk of bowel obstruction, acute or chronic volvulus, and bowel necrosis. The clinical presentation of patients with malrotation without, with intermittent, or with chronic volvulus can be problematic, with an important minority presenting late or having atypical or chronic symptoms, such as intermittent vomiting, abdominal pain, duodenal obstruction, or failure to thrive...
March 3, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Andre Arantes Pereira Azevedo, Antonio Rahal, Priscila Mina Falsarella, Gustavo Caserta Lemos, Oliver Rojas Claros, Arie Carneiro, Marcos Roberto Gomes de Queiroz, Rodrigo Gobbo Garcia
OBJECTIVES: To describe the experience of our institution in image-guided renal nodules percutaneous cryoablation, evaluating demographic and technical aspects as well as efficacy, safety and follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study approved by our institutional review board. Seventy-one renal tumors evaluated in 60 patients treated with image guided percutaneous renal cryoablation from January 2009 to December 2015. No patient was excluded from study, even those who were lost on follow up...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Michela Libertini, Khin Thway, Jonathan Noujaim, Florian Puls, Christina Messiou, Cyril Fisher, Robin L Jones
BACKGROUND/AIM: Clear cell sarcoma-like tumor of the gastrointestinal tract (CCSLTGT) is a very rare and relatively recently characterized mesenchymal neoplasm arising within the wall of the small bowel, stomach, or large bowel, predominantly in adolescents and young adults. Only few anecdotal reports or small series have been published and a consensus on treatment has not been formulated. Complete resection remains the only curative option for localized disease, but despite optimal surgery, CCSLTGT typically shows highly aggressive behavior with a high rate of local recurrence, metastases, and death from disease...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Clarice Sprinz, Stephan Altmayer, Matheus Zanon, Guilherme Watte, Klaus Irion, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review of the effect of blood glucose levels on 2-Deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) uptake in normal organs. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases through 22 April 2017 to identify all relevant studies using the keywords "PET/CT" (positron emission tomography/computed tomography), "standardized uptake value" (SUV), "glycemia," and "normal." Analysis followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses recommendations...
2018: PloS One
Libin Huang, Zhiyin Huang, Yang Tai, Pu Wang, Bing Hu, Chengwei Tang
Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) remains a particular challenge because of its complicated causes, especially when the disorders involve the small bowel, where it is quite difficult to intubate the flexible endoscopes. This study was to investigate the small bowel diseases detected by capsule endoscopy (CE) in CAP patients to evaluate the role of CE on CAP, and analyzed the relationship among the clinical characteristics of CAP patients and the positive rates of CE findings to search for the indications of CE for CAP patients...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yi-An Tu, Yu-Li Chen, Ming-Chieh Lin, Chi-An Chen, Wen-Fang Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To report a case and review published cases of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the endometrium. CASE REPORT: A 51-year-old female presented with postmenopausal bleeding and a palpable pelvic mass. An endometrial biopsy showed a malignant mixed Mullerian tumor (MMMT). Suboptimal debulking surgery was performed. The final pathology revealed stage IVB endometrial LCNEC. Post-operative adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide was administered...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Marjolijn Duijvestein, Robert Battat, Niels Vande Casteele, Geert R D'Haens, William J Sandborn, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath, Brian G Feagan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews current treatment options and strategies and provides an update on the status of drug development programs of new therapeutic agents for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). RECENT FINDINGS: In the past two decades, tumor necrosis factor antagonist therapy has given clinicians better treatment options. However, not all patients respond to induction therapy with these agents, and of those initially responding, up to 40% ultimately lose response due to suboptimal drug exposure (e...
February 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
Norikazu Yogi, Takashi Kaiho, Shinji Yanagisawa, Masaaki Kataoka, Masaki Nishimura, Soichi Kobayashi, Akira Okaniwa, Ryuichiro Suda, Takuya Yoichi, Nobumitsu Shiina, Mitsuhiko Yoshida, Naoko Mise, Shunichi Tsuchiya
Were port a caseof an 82-year-old man who presented with vomiting. Computed tomography(CT)revealed a jejunum tumor and small bowel obstruction. Enteroscopy revealed a protruded lesion and biopsy indicated adenocarcinoma. PET-CT revealed nothing without jejunal tumor. Therefore, with a preoperative diagnosis of primary small bowel cancer, we performed operation. Surgery indicated peritoneal disseminations and a jejunal tumor 40 cm distal from the ligament of Treitz, and we performed small bowel partial resection...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Nicholas Manguso, Jeffrey Johnson, Attiya Harit, Nicholas Nissen, James Mirocha, Andrew Hendifar, Farin Amersi
Small bowel neuroendocrine tumors (SBNET) account for most gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. Patients often present with late-stage disease; however, there is little information regarding factors that contribute to recurrence. Database review identified 301 patients diagnosed with SBNET between 1990 and 2013. Univariate analysis included patients who underwent complete resection. Survival was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method. A total of 147 patients met study criteria. Average age was 60 years (range 21-91); 49 per cent were male...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Emmanuel Ofori, Daryl Ramai, Sofia Nigar, Philip Xiao, Gullamulah Shahzad, Madhavi Reddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Naoyuki Nishimura, Motowo Mizuno, Yuichi Shimodate, Akira Doi, Hirokazu Mouri, Kazuhiro Matsueda, Hiroshi Yamamoto
Objective The aim of the present study is to investigate the role of double-balloon enteroscopy in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of metastatic small bowel tumors. Patients We retrospectively reviewed the records of 13 patients with metastatic small bowel tumors among 376 patients who underwent double-balloon enteroscopy from June 2005 to March 2017 in our hospital. Results The primary lesion sites were the lung (n=9), kidney (n=2), stomach (n=1) and duodenum (n=1). The clinical presentations were anemia requiring blood transfusion (n=10), obstructive symptoms (n=2), and no symptoms (n=1)...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
Xiaolong Jiao, Sonia Pulgar, Marley Boyd, Fadi Braiteh, Beloo Mirakhur, Susan Pitman Lowenthal, Patricia Fox, Jennifer Frytak, David Cox, A Scott Paulson
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to understand treatment patterns and clinical outcomes in metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patients treated in a large community oncology network. METHODS: This retrospective study used the McKesson Specialty Health/US Oncology Network iKnowMed electronic health record database with supplemental chart review. Eligibility criteria included a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis between January 1, 2008, and to December 31, 2012; at least 2 US Oncology Network visits; and age at least 18 years...
February 2018: Pancreas
Habib Bellamlih, Lamiae Bouimetarhan, Touriya Amil, Hassan En-Nouali, Naoufal Chouaib, Said Jidane, Mostafa Rafai, Ahmed Belkouch, Lahcen Belyamani
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are a rare group of mesenchymal tumors mainly occurring in the gastrointestinal tract. Previously, GISTs were classified as smooth muscle tumors also known as leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas or leiomyoblastomas. However, since the advent of immunohistochemistry, GISTs have been diagnosed on the basis of the identification of c-kit-positive cells. We here report a case of stromal tumor of the small intestine in order to analyze it in the light of literature data and imaging results, which may suggest prebiopsy diagnosis as well as its therapeutic and prognostic peculiarities...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Jessica L Mueller, Richard A Guyer, Joel T Adler, John T Mullen
Approximately 25-30% of patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis, where the most common sites of metastasis are the lung (50-60% of patients with metastatic disease), bones (30-40%), liver (30-40%), and brain (5%). Although RCC metastasis to the small intestine is thought to be exceedingly rare, with predominantly isolated case reports and a few case series in the literature, we present below three additional cases at our institution of metastatic RCC to the small bowel presenting as GI bleeding...
November 28, 2017: CEN Case Reports
Annika L Windon, Stuti G Shroff
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a vascular tumor arising in association with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) infection, and different variants show different clinical presentations. Isolated intestinal KS in the background of Crohn's disease (CD) is exceedingly rare with only 3 cases reported in the English literature (from 1966 to 2016). CASE PRESENTATION: Herein, we report a case of intestinal KS in a 21-year-old HIV-negative Ethiopian male with a long-standing history of steroid therapy for his underlying IgA nephropathy...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Jennie Granger, Roy Mahapatra, Bushra Hamid, Katherine Gillespie, Matthew Fok, Dale Vimalachandran
Mesenteric paragangliomas are a rare entity; consequently, only 12 cases have been reported to date. Although considered benign and often found incidentally, they have the potential to metastasize and are an important diagnosis to consider for patients with a mesenteric tumor. We report the case of a 71-year-old woman who was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have an incidental, large, complex, intra-abdominal mass that had initially been misdiagnosed as ovarian in origin. She underwent an open resection of the tumor and adjacent small bowel with no perioperative complications; histology confirmed the mass to be a mesenteric paraganglioma...
October 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
Jillian R Gunther, Awalpreet S Chadha, Ui Sup Shin, In Ja Park, Kiran V Kattepogu, Jonathan D Grant, David C Weksberg, Cathy Eng, Scott E Kopetz, Prajnan Das, Marc E Delclos, Harmeet Kaur, Dipen M Maru, John M Skibber, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Y Nancy You, Sunil Krishnan, George J Chang
Purpose: Pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) is associated with improved outcomes for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Increased response rates have been reported with higher radiation doses, but these studies often lack long-term outcome and/or toxicity data. We conducted a case-control analysis of patients with LARC who underwent definitive CRT to determine the efficacy and safety of intensified treatment with a concomitant boost (CB) approach...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
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