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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140849/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-superficial-proximal-esophageal-neoplasia-is-highly-successful
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Yi-Qun Zhang, Tao Chen, Chen Zhang, Quan-Lin Li, Wei-Feng Chen, Li-Qing Yao, Ping-Hong Zhou, Mei-Dong Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for superficial proximal esophageal neoplasia. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The surgery for a tumor located in proximal esophagus is relatively difficult and leads to a high morbidity and mortality. ESD is a minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of superficial neoplasia of the gastrointestinal tract allowing en block resection with low recurrence rates; however, ESD for superficial proximal esophageal neoplasia is little known...
December 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132880/rivaroxaban-with-or-without-aspirin-in-patients-with-stable-peripheral-or-carotid-artery-disease-an-international-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Sonia S Anand, Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Rafael Diaz, Peter Widimsky, Victor Aboyans, Marco Alings, Ajay K Kakkar, Katalin Keltai, Aldo P Maggioni, Basil S Lewis, Stefan Störk, Jun Zhu, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Patrick J Commerford, Dragos Vinereanu, Nana Pogosova, Lars Ryden, Keith A A Fox, Deepak L Bhatt, Frank Misselwitz, John D Varigos, Thomas Vanassche, Alvaro A Avezum, Edmond Chen, Kelley Branch, Darryl P Leong, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Robert G Hart, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral artery disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Antiplatelet agents are widely used to reduce these complications. METHODS: This was a multicentre, double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled trial for which patients were recruited at 602 hospitals, clinics, or community practices from 33 countries across six continents. Eligible patients had a history of peripheral artery disease of the lower extremities (previous peripheral bypass surgery or angioplasty, limb or foot amputation, intermittent claudication with objective evidence of peripheral artery disease), of the carotid arteries (previous carotid artery revascularisation or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis of at least 50%), or coronary artery disease with an ankle-brachial index of less than 0·90...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130232/-clinical-study-of-preserving-left-colic-artery-during-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision-for-the-treatment-of-rectal-cancer
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Xiaolan You, Yuanjie Wang, Zhiyi Chen, Wenqi Li, Ning Xu, Guiyuan Liu, Xiaojun Zhao, Chuanjiang Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, radicality and short-term outcome of preserving left colic artery (LCA) during laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) for the treatment of rectal cancer. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2016,136 patients with mid-lower rectal cancer received laparoscopic TME in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department of Taizhou People's Hospital of Jiangsu Province. Patients with rectal tumor within 10 cm to the anal verge were enrolled into the study...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118689/postpolypectomy-intramural-colonic-hematoma-the-conservative-management-of-a-potentially-fatal-complication
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Ravinder Mankoo, Vanessa Kuwajima
Most medical professionals consider colonoscopy to be a safe procedure with a low rate of severe complications such as bowel perforation, gastrointestinal tract bleeding, or mortality. Bowel wall hematoma is a rare complication associated with colonoscopy that can result in significant morbidity and even mortality. We present a case of postpolypectomy hematoma diagnosed with CT imaging and successfully managed in a conservative fashion.
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114609/dose-escalation-with-an-imrt-technique-in-15-to-28-fractions-is-better-tolerated-than-standard-doses-of-3dcrt-for-lapc
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Lauren E Colbert, Shalini Moningi, Awalpreet Chadha, Ahmed Amer, Yeonju Lee, Robert A Wolff, Gauri Varadhachary, Jason Fleming, Matthew Katz, Prajnan Das, Sunil Krishnan, Eugene J Koay, Peter Park, Christopher H Crane, Cullen M Taniguchi
Purpose: To review acute and late toxicities after chemoradiation for locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in patients who were treated with escalated dose radiation (EDR). Methods and materials: Maximum Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events Version 4.0 acute toxicities (AT) during radiation and within 60 days after radiation were recorded for both acute gastrointestinal toxicity and overall toxicity (OT). Late toxicities were also recorded...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112549/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-patients-with-preexisting-coagulation-disorders-and-after-severe-perioperative-bleeding
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Aamer Ahmed, Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker, François Mullier, Sue Pavord, Cedric Hermans
: In patients with inherited bleeding disorders undergoing surgery, we recommend assessment of individual risk for venous thromboembolism, taking into account the nature of the surgery and anaesthetic, type and severity of bleeding disorder, age, BMI, history of thrombosis, the presence of malignancy and other high-risk comorbidities. Venous thromboembolism risk should be balanced against the increased bleeding risk associated with anticoagulant use in patients with known bleeding disorders (Grade 1C). In these patients undergoing major surgery, we recommend against routine postoperative use of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, especially for patients with haemophilia A and B (Grade 1B)...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094033/inferior-mesenteric-arteriovenous-fistula
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Seunghun Lee, Jooweon Chung, Byungkwon Ahn, Seunghyun Lee, Sunguhn Baek
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) involving the inferior mesenteric artery and vein is very rare with only 33 cases described in the literature and may be of congenital or acquired (iatrogenic or traumatic) or idiopathic etiology. The pathophysiology of AVF that acts as a left-to-right shunt has accounted for clinical signs and symptoms associated with ischemic colitis, portal hypertension, and heart failure. A low incidence and nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms such as abdominal pain, thrill and mass, lower and upper gastrointestinal bleeding make it difficult to establish a diagnosis of inferior mesenteric AVF...
October 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082854/acute-myocardial-infarction-associated-with-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-a-hump-nosed-viper-bite-a-case-report
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Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Lalindra Gooneratne, Eranga Wijewickrama
BACKGROUND: Hump-nosed viper bite is the commonest cause of venomous snakebite in Sri Lanka. Despite initially being considered a moderately venomous snake more recent reports have revealed that it could cause significant systemic envenoming leading to coagulopathy and acute kidney injury. However, myocardial infarction was not reported except for a single case, which occurred immediately after the snakebite. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old previously healthy Sri Lankan woman had a hump-nosed viper bite with no evidence of systemic envenoming during initial hospital stay...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068481/hypophosphatemia-severe-bone-pain-gait-disturbance-and-fatigue-fractures-after-iron-substitution-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-case-report
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J Bartko, P Roschger, S Zandieh, A Brehm, J Zwerina, K Klaushofer
Intravenous infusions of different iron formulations are recognized as a cause of hypophosphatemia. Chronic hypophosphatemia can alter bone metabolism and bone material structure. As a consequence, osteomalacia may develop and lead to bone fragility. Herein, we report a patient with Crohn's disease presenting with persistent hypophosphatemia and insufficiency fractures while receiving regular iron infusions due to chronic gastrointestinal bleeding. Previously, the patient received regularly vitamin D and also zoledronic acid...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063585/early-8-days-systemic-postnatal-corticosteroids-for-prevention-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Cheong, Richard A Ehrenkranz, Henry L Halliday
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia remains a major problem in neonatal intensive care units. Persistent inflammation in the lungs is the most likely underlying pathogenesis. Corticosteroids have been used to prevent or treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia because of their potent anti-inflammatory effects. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relative benefits and adverse effects of systemic postnatal corticosteroids commenced within the first seven days of life for preterm infants at risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
October 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060286/exploring-transfer-learning-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-detection-on-small-size-imbalanced-endoscopy-images
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Xiuli Li, Hao Zhang, Xiaolu Zhang, Hao Liu, Guotong Xie
The success of Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) is attributed to their ability to learn rich midlevel image representations as opposed to hand-crafted low-level features used in many natural image classification methods. Learning CNN, however, amounts to estimating millions of parameters and requires a very large number of annotated image samples. In this paper, we explored transfer learning for gastrointestinal bleeding detection on small-size imbalanced endoscopy images, and showed how image representations learned with CNN on large-scale annotated datasets can be efficiently transferred to other tasks with limited amount of training data...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055500/long-term-systemic-corticosteroid-exposure-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
J Bradford Rice, Alan G White, Lauren M Scarpati, George Wan, Winnie W Nelson
PURPOSE: While corticosteroids are relatively inexpensive and commonly used as treatment for a variety of conditions, long-term use is known to be associated with certain toxicities. Prior systematic reviews have revealed an increased risk for costly adverse events (AEs), including bone fracture, infection, and gastrointestinal bleeding. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic literature review of recent publications on the burden of long-term corticosteroid exposure, specifically, to summarize the AEs and economic impact of long-term corticosteroid use and to reveal data gaps for additional research...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046790/intraluminal-rectal-cancer-metastasis-to-the-small-bowel-an-extremely-rare-case-report
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Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Stylianos Kykalos, Afrodite Nonni, Gregory Kouraklis, Georgios C Sotiropoulos
Prolonged survival in patients suffering from colorectal cancer (CRC) may lead to the emergence of rare metastatic sites that are not well-documented in the literature. We herein describe a very rare case of an intraluminal small intestinal metastasis in a patient with previously resected CRC. A 71-year-old Caucasian male patient with a history of rectosigmoid junction cancer was initially treated with anterior resection. The tumor was classified as pT3pN0 (0/26) M0, stage II. Eighteen months after the primary surgery, local recurrence was detected in the presacral region, and the patient received combined image-guided radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035425/inhaled-versus-systemic-corticosteroids-for-the-treatment-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-ventilated-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Sachin S Shah, Arne Ohlsson, Henry L Halliday, Vibhuti S Shah
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a review published in 2012. A related review "Inhaled versus systemic corticosteroids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in ventilated very low birth weight preterm neonates" has been updated as well. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a serious and common problem among very low birth weight infants, despite the use of antenatal steroids and postnatal surfactant therapy to decrease the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, corticosteroids have been widely used to treat or prevent BPD...
October 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031502/low-rates-of-gastrointestinal-and-non-gastrointestinal-complications-for-screening-or-surveillance-colonoscopies-in-a-population-based-study
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Wang Louise, Mannalithara Ajitha, Singh Gurkirpal, Ladabaum Uri
BACKGROUND: The full spectrum of serious non-gastrointestinal (non-GI) post-colonoscopy complications has not been well characterized. We analyzed rates of and factors associated with adverse post-colonoscopy GI and non-GI events (cardiovascular, pulmonary, or infectious) attributable to screening or surveillance colonoscopy (S-colo) and non-screening or non-surveillance colonoscopy (NS-colo). METHODS: We performed a population-based study of colonoscopy complications using databases from California hospital-owned and nonhospital-owned ambulatory facilities, emergency departments, and hospitals from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2011...
October 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992050/clinical-outcomes-of-125i-brachytherapy-with-and-without-external-beam-radiation-therapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer-results-from-300-patients-at-a-single-institution-in-japan
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Sayo Maki, Yoshiyuki Itoh, Seiji Kubota, Tohru Okada, Rie Nakahara, Junji Ito, Mariko Kawamura, Shinji Naganawa, Yasushi Yoshino, Takashi Fujita, Masashi Kato, Momokazu Gotoh, Mitsuru Ikeda
The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes and adverse events for 300 men with prostate cancer treated with 125iodine (125I) brachytherapy with and without external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) at a single institution in Japan. Between February 2005 and November 2011, 300 consecutive patients with clinically localized prostate cancer were treated with 125I brachytherapy at the Nagoya University Hospital. A total of 271 men were treated with implants with doses of 145 Gy, and 29 men were treated with implants with doses of 110 Gy combined with EBRT (40-50 Gy/20-25 fractions)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989913/efficacy-comparison-of-divided-and-infusion-intravenous-pantoprazole-methods-after-endoscopic-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#17
Amin Motiei, Vahid Sebghatolahi
BACKGROUND: Intravenous pantoprazole administration in patients with severe bleeding under urgent endoscopic therapy is effective. Furthermore, its infusion dose is useful to control bleeding; however, it is not economical. In this study, clinical outcomes and intravenous infusion of pantoprazole after endoscopic therapy plus efficacy of infusion dosage and divided doses are compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, comparative study conducted on 18 adult (>18 years) patients referred to Al Zahra Hospital for hematemesis and melena bleeding who underwent endoscopic treatment with pantoprazole which divided into two groups of forty patients...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987279/long-term-evaluation-of-the-ross-procedure-in-acute-infective-endocarditis
#18
Thomas Ratschiller, Sames-Dolzer Eva, Patrick Paulus, Wolfgang Schimetta, Hannes Müller, Andreas F Zierer, Rudolf Mair
OBJECTIVE: Optimal valve substitute for young patients with aortic valve endocarditis remains controversial. Given its better resistance to infection, the Ross procedure is an attractive alternative to prosthetic valve replacement or homograft implantation. The objective of this study was to assess long-term outcomes of the Ross procedure in this indication. METHODS: From 01/1991 to 04/2017, 190 patients underwent a Ross procedure at our institution. Acute endocarditis was the indication for operation in 19 patients, including 6 patients with a bicuspid aortic valve...
October 5, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983850/topical-administration-of-ibuprofen-for-injured-athletes-considerations-formulations-and-comparison-to-oral-delivery
#19
REVIEW
Martin Anthony Christopher Manoukian, Christopher William Migdal, Amode Ravindra Tembhekar, Jerad Alexander Harris, Charles DeMesa
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drugs commonly used to treat both the acute and chronic injuries sustained by athletes during training and competition. In many parts of the world, NSAIDs can be purchased over-the-counter and used without any physician oversight. However, the chronic nature of overuse injuries requires NSAIDs to be taken orally for an extended period of time. As a result, they can have significant adverse effects on athletes, namely gastrointestinal (GI), renal, and cardiovascular damage...
October 5, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979713/efficacy-and-safety-of-liquid-nitrogen-cryotherapy-for-treatment-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#20
Kristen Suchniak-Mussari, Charles E Dye, Matthew T Moyer, Abraham Mathew, Thomas J McGarrity, Eileen M Gagliardi, Jennifer L Maranki, John M Levenick
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of liquid nitrogen cryotherapy as a primary or rescue treatment for BE, with and without dysplasia, or intramucosal adenocarcinoma (IMC). METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study carried out in a tertiary care center including 45 patients with BE who was treatment-naïve or who had persistent intestinal metaplasia (IM), dysplasia, or IMC despite prior therapy. Barrett's mucosa was resected via EMR when clinically appropriate, then patients underwent cryotherapy until eradication or until deemed to have failed treatment...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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