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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796048/clinicopathologic-study-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-deficient-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-single-institutional-experience-in-china
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Weizhen Liu, Xiangyu Zeng, Xiuli Wu, Jun He, Jinbo Gao, Xiaoming Shuai, Guobin Wang, Peng Zhang, Kaixiong Tao
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) that are not driven by kinase mutations, as are most GISTs, often show loss of function of the succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) complex and are considered SDH-deficient GISTs. SDH-deficient GISTs share many distinct characteristics compared with conventional GISTs. However, data regarding these characteristics, particularly among Asian people, are relatively limited. The objective of this study was to characterize the clinicopathologic characteristics, treatment, and prognosis of these uncommon GISTs...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782661/clinical-impact-of-small-advanced-gastric-cancer-%C3%A2-40%C3%A2-mm-in-elderly-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yoshitake Ueda, Hajime Fujishima, Teijiro Hirashita, Hidefumi Shiroshita, Tsuyoshi Etoh, Masafumi Inomata, Norio Shiraishi
OBJECTIVES: Recently, the incidence of small advanced gastric cancer has been increasing in elderly patients. To clarify the clinical impact of small advanced gastric cancer (≤40 mm) in elderly patients, short- and long-term outcomes after gastrectomy for this disease were examined and compared with those for large gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Forty-seven patients aged 80 years or older with advanced gastric cancer (deeper than pT2) who underwent curative gastrectomy from 1998 to 2015 were enrolled in this study...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738364/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Jordi Almirall, Mateu Serra-Prat, Ignasi Bolíbar, Valentina Balasso
We performed a systematic review of the literature to establish conclusive evidence of risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies) the primary outcome of which was to assess risk factors for CAP in both hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were selected. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale specific for cohort and case-control designs was used for quality assessment. Twenty-nine studies (20 case-control, 8 cohort, and 1 cross-sectional) were selected, with 44...
July 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706179/nilotinib-induced-recurrent-gastric-polyps-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Nancy Kassem, Omar M Ismail, Halima Elomri, Mohamad A Yassin
BACKGROUND Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are currently an important targeted drug class in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Imatinib was the first approved TKI for CML in 2001. Nilotinib is a second-generation TKI, approved in 2007; it inhibits BCR-ABL, PDGFR, and c-KIT, and is 30 times more potent than imatinib. Tyrosine kinase enzymes are expressed in multiple tissues and are involved in several signaling pathways; they have been shown to have several off-target side effects. CASE REPORT We report a case of an elderly male with CML and no history of gastrointestinal diseases, treated with nilotinib, and developed recurrent gastric polyps after three years of treatment...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666508/disseminated-kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-an-immunosuppressed-patient-after-long-term-inhaled-and-systemic-steroid-therapy
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Shiyam Kumar, Ikram A Burney, P A M Saparamadu, Chandu de Silva
Kaposi's sarcoma is associated with immunosuppressant treatment administered to patients with organ transplant and other immune related disorders. Several case reports have reported association of Kaposi's sarcoma and steroids. Almost all patients in those case reports had localised disease to skin and they responded to tapering doses or discontinuation of steroids. Here we present a case of an elderly asthmatic man who was using self-medication with systemic and inhaled steroids for about two decades. He presented with widespread skin lesions and anemia...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656076/effects-of-age-on-survival-and-morbidity-in-gastric-cancer-patients-undergoing-gastrectomy
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Yoshinori Fujiwara, Shuichi Fukuda, Masanori Tsujie, Hajime Ishikawa, Kotaro Kitani, Keisuke Inoue, Masao Yukawa, Masatoshi Inoue
AIM: To evaluate clinicopathological features and surgical outcomes of gastric cancer in elderly and non-elderly patients after inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) method using propensity score. METHODS: We enrolled a total of 448 patients with histologically confirmed primary gastric carcinoma who received gastrectomies. Of these, 115 patients were aged > 80 years old (Group A), and 333 patients were aged < 79 years old (Group B). We compared the surgical outcomes and survival of the two groups after IPTW...
June 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626102/-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-perioperative-cardiac-adverse-events-in-elderly-patients-with-%C3%A2-coronary-heart-disease
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Junmei Shen, Yanjiang Sun, Ding Han, Kangsheng Zhu, Wei Zhao
To investigate the effects of dexmedetomidine on perioperative cardiac adverse events in elderly patients with coronary heart disease.
 Methods: Sixty elderly patients, who were diagnosed as coronary heart disease and underwent gastric cancer operation, were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=30): the dexmedetomidine group (Dex group) and the control group. In the Dex group, dexmedetomidine was administered intravenously at 0.5 μg/(kg·h) after a bolus infusion at 0.5 μg/kg for 10 min before anesthesia induction...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514400/-comparative-characteristics-of-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-the-age-aspect
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O A Denisova, M A Livzan, A P Denisov
AIM: To compare the characteristics of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by age groups, a wide range of clinical signs, including life-of-quality (QOL) indicators, and instrumental findings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 110 patients aged 18 to 86 years with GERD were examined in accordance with the standard protocol. Two groups with equal numbers of patents were formed. A study group included elderly and senile patients and a control group consisted of young and adult ones...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507294/laparoscopic-versus-opengastric-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-pathological-t1n0m0-gastric-cancer-in-elderly-patients-a-matched-study
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Haiyan Pan, Tao Li, Zhigang Huang, Haibing Yu, Danli Kong, Yuanlin Ding, Congcong Pan, Yugang Jiang
The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LAP) and open gastric surgery (OP) in early gastric cancer patients aged ≥70 years.We conducted a retrospectively analysis among patientswith pathological T1N0M0 gastric cancer,who underwent LAP or OP between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2008. We identified a well-balanced cohort of 2,360 patients (1180 patients in each group). LAP has been shown to offer a superior perioperative results to OP, including lower blood loss, shorter time to oral intake, walk and bowel function recovery, shorter time of hospital stay, and less blood transfusion required...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477106/sarcopenia-in-gastric-cancer-when-the-loss-costs-too-much
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REVIEW
Elena Ongaro, Vanessa Buoro, Marika Cinausero, Riccardo Caccialanza, Annalisa Turri, Valentina Fanotto, Debora Basile, Maria Grazia Vitale, Paola Ermacora, Giovanni Gerardo Cardellino, Laura Nicoletti, Lorenzo Fornaro, Andrea Casadei-Gardini, Giuseppe Aprile
Sarcopenia is a complex syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Malignancy is a major determinant of sarcopenia, and gastric cancer (GC) is among the most common causes of this phenomenon. As sarcopenia is a well-recognized poor prognostic feature in GC and has been associated with worse tolerance of surgical and medical treatments, members of the multidisciplinary team should be aware of the clinical relevance, pathogenic mechanisms, and potential treatments for this syndrome...
July 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440977/low-re-infection-rate-of-helicobacter-pylori-after-successful-eradication-in-thailand-a-2-years-study
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Ratha Korn Vilaichone, Arti Wongcha Um, Peranart Chotivitayatarakorn
Background: H. pylori is an important cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers and gastric cancer. Re-infection rates after successful eradication vary in different regions of the world but only limited studies have been performed in ASEAN Countries to clarify this important issue. The present study was designed to evaluate the H. pylori re-infection rate and predictors of re-infection in Thailand. Methods: We recruited patients with chronic gastritis after 1 and 2 years successful H. pylori eradication from Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani (Central urban area) and Maesod district, Tak (Northern rural area), Thailand...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
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V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402960/feasibility-of-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-elderly-gastric-cancer-patients-meta-analysis-of-non-randomized-controlled-studies
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REVIEW
Liang Zong, Aiwen Wu, Wenyue Wang, Jingyu Deng, Susumu Aikou, Hiroharu Yamashita, Masahiro Maeda, Masanobu Abe, Duonan Yu, Zhiwei Jiang, Yasuyuki Seto, Jiafu Ji
The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the feasibility of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) for elderly gastric cancer patients by comparing laparoscopic and conventional open gastrectomies (OG). Comprehensive search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases revealed nine non-randomized controlled studies that compared LG and OG in elderly gastric cancer patients We then analyzed dichotomous or continuous parameters using odds ratios (ORs) or weighted mean differences (WMDs). Overall survival was estimated using hazard ratios (HRs) with a fixed effects or random effects model...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378081/laparoscopy-assisted-distal-gastrectomy-is-feasible-also-for-elderly-patients-aged-80-years-and-over-effectiveness-and-long-term-prognosis
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Motohira Yoshida, Shigehiro Koga, Kei Ishimaru, Yuji Yamamoto, Yusuke Matsuno, Satoshi Akita, Jun Kuwabara, Kazufumi Tanigawa, Yuji Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients usually have concurrent ailments, and the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for these patients have been controversial. This study aimed to evaluate whether laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy is safe and effective for elderly patients aged 80 years and over, as well as to clarify their long-term prognosis. METHODS: A total of 31 patients aged 80 years and over who underwent LADG in our hospital were retrospectively reviewed...
April 4, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361440/acid-suppressive-therapy-and-risk-of-infections-pros-and-cons
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REVIEW
Leon Fisher, Alexander Fisher
This narrative review summarises the benefits, risks and appropriate use of acid-suppressing drugs (ASDs), proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists, advocating a rationale balanced and individualised approach aimed to minimise any serious adverse consequences. It focuses on current controversies on the potential of ASDs to contribute to infections-bacterial, parasitic, fungal, protozoan and viral, particularly in the elderly, comprehensively and critically discusses the growing body of observational literature linking ASD use to a variety of enteric, respiratory, skin and systemic infectious diseases and complications (Clostridium difficile diarrhoea, pneumonia, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, septicaemia and other)...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360040/vitamin-b12-deficiency-from-the-perspective-of-a-practicing-hematologist
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REVIEW
Ralph Green
B12 deficiency is the leading cause of megaloblastic anemia, and although more common in the elderly, can occur at any age. Clinical disease caused by B12 deficiency usually connotes severe deficiency, resulting from a failure of the gastric or ileal phase of physiological B12 absorption, best exemplified by the autoimmune disease pernicious anemia. There are many other causes of B12 deficiency, which range from severe to mild. Mild deficiency usually results from failure to render food B12 bioavailable or from dietary inadequacy...
May 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353006/efficacy-and-cost-effectiveness-of-second-line-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
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K Zhou, F Wen, P Zhang, J Zhou, H Chen, H Zheng, Y Yang, Q Li
PURPOSE: Second-line chemotherapy has been shown to benefit patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC), extending the overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). This study aimed to assess the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of second-line treatment for elderly patients with AGC. METHODS: Medical records and follow-up information of elderly patients (≥70 years) with AGC who received second-line chemotherapy were collected. A Markov model comprising three health states PFS, progressive disease and death was developed to simulate the process of AGC...
September 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325163/proton-pump-inhibitors-as-a-risk-factor-for-norovirus-infection
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C Prag, M Prag, H Fredlund
Norovirus causes viral gastroenteritis, which is a major problem in health care. The disease causes death in elderly and seriously ill patients, and results in significant health costs each year. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce gastric acidity, which is an important protection against microorganisms. We hypothesised that treatment with PPIs increases the risk of contracting norovirus infection. This has not previously been studied. The study was a retrospective case-control study, in which 192 hospitalised patients positive for norovirus in Örebro County, Sweden, were identified as cases...
June 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284210/prognostic-factors-for-gastrectomy-in-elderly-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Daisuke Ueno, Hideo Matsumoto, Hisako Kubota, Masaharu Higashida, Takashi Akiyama, Akiko Shiotani, Toshihiro Hirai
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the age-specific prognostic factors in patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS: The medical records of 366 patients with gastric cancer who underwent surgical resection at our hospital between January 2007 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Of the 366 patients, 117 were aged 75 years or older and 249 were aged 74 years or younger. All factors that were identified as significant using univariate analysis were included in the multivariate analysis...
March 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275301/surgery-for-gastric-cancer-patients-of-age-85-and-older-multicenter-survey
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Hirotaka Konishi, Daisuke Ichikawa, Hiroshi Itoh, Kenichiro Fukuda, Naoki Kakihara, Manabu Takemura, Kaori Okugawa, Kiyoshi Uchiyama, Masashi Nakata, Hiroshi Nishi, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Shuhei Komatsu, Kazuma Okamoto, Eigo Otsuji
AIM: To investigate the surgical therapies for gastric cancer (GC) patients of age 85 or older in a multicenter survey. METHODS: Therapeutic opportunities for elderly GC patients have expanded in conjunction with extended life expectancy. However, the number of cases encountered in a single institution is usually very small and surgical therapies for elderly GC patients have not yet been standardized completely. In the present study, a total of 134 GC patients of age 85 or older who underwent surgery in 9 related facilities were retrospectively investigated...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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