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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441549/plain-radiography-may-underestimate-the-burden-of-body-packer-ingestion-a-case-report
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Yonah B Esterson, Vihas Patel, Jeffrey Nicastro, Barak Friedman
Body packing refers to the intracorporeal concealment of illicit drugs. Here we report the case of a 55-year-old body packer who presented with palpitations, visual hallucinations, and a sense of impending death. Abdominal radiography demonstrated five ovoid foreign bodies overlying the rectum. At subsequent gastrotomy and cecotomy, thirty-eight cocaine-containing packets were retrieved from the stomach and ascending colon as well as from the rectum. As the contraband market evolves new techniques to evade detection, evaluation of the burden of body packer ingestion has become increasingly challenging...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439153/supraclavicular-metastases-from-distant-primary-solid-tumours-a-retrospective-study-of-41%C3%A2-years
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Keyvan Sagheb, Asina Manz, Stefan B Albrich, Katherine J Taylor, Georg Hess, Christian Walter
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 1 % of all malignant solid tumours of the head and neck area are metastases from primary tumours beneath the clavicles. The aim of this study was to analyse the distribution of primary tumours since meta-analyses might have been biased due to the usually extraordinary character of case reports. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patient files from 1970 to 2012 from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at a University Hospital were analysed regarding the existence of metastases to the head and neck area from distant primaries...
June 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438617/tumor-budding-as-a-risk-factor-for-nodal-metastasis-in-pt1-colorectal-cancers-a-meta-analysis
#3
Rocco Cappellesso, Claudio Luchini, Nicola Veronese, Marcello Lo Mele, Erik Rosa-Rizzotto, Ennio Guido, Franca De Lazzari, Pierluigi Pilati, Fabio Farinati, Stefano Realdon, Marco Solmi, Matteo Fassan, Massimo Rugge
Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs have significantly increased the detection of sub-mucosal (pT1) adenocarcinoma. Completion surgery may be indicated after endoscopic excision of these potentially metastasizing early cancers. However, the post-surgical prevalence of nodal implants does not exceed 15%, leading to questions concerning the clinical appropriateness of any post-endoscopy surgery. Eastern scientific societies (Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon-Rectum, in particular) include tumor budding (TB), defined as the presence of isolated single cancer cells or clusters of fewer than five cancer cells at the tumor invasive front, among the variables that must be included in histological reports...
April 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437293/increased-cancer-incidence-in-the-local-population-around-metal-contaminated-glassworks-sites
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Fredrik Nyqvist, Ingela Helmfrid, Anna Augustsson, Gun Wingren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine mortality causes and cancer incidence in a population cohort that have resided in close proximity to highly metal-contaminated sources, characterized by contamination of, in particular, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb). METHODS: Data from Swedish registers were used to calculate standardized mortality and cancer incidence ratios. An attempt to relate cancer incidence to metal contamination levels was made...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433982/acute-on-chronic-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-unique-clinical-entity
#5
Don C Rockey, Adam C Hafemeister, Joan S Reisch
Gastrointestinal bleeding is defined in temporal-spatial terms-as acute or chronic, and/or by its location in the gastrointestinal tract. Here, we define a distinct type of bleeding, which we have coined 'acute on chronic' gastrointestinal bleeding. We prospectively identified all patients who underwent endoscopic evaluation for any form of gastrointestinal bleeding at a University Hospital. Acute on chronic bleeding was defined as the presence of new symptoms or signs of acute bleeding in the setting of chronic bleeding, documented as iron deficiency anemia...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433249/multicenter-analysis-of-impact-of-anastomotic-leakage-on-long-term-oncologic-outcomes-after-curative-resection-of-colon-cancer
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Saori Goto, Suguru Hasegawa, Koya Hida, Ryuji Uozumi, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Toshiaki Watanabe, Kenichi Sugihara, Yoshiharu Sakai
BACKGROUND: In rectal cancer, anastomotic leakage was reported to have a negative impact on both short- and long-term outcomes. However, there is limited data on the impact of anastomotic leakage on oncologic outcomes in patients with colon cancer. We aimed to evaluate the impact of anastomotic leakage on disease recurrence and long-term survival after curative resection of colon cancer. METHODS: This multicenter, retrospective cohort study of 4,919 consecutive patients utilized data from the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum...
April 19, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428143/high-quality-diets-associate-with-reduced-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-analyses-of-diet-quality-indexes-in-the-multiethnic-cohort
#7
Song-Yi Park, Carol J Boushey, Lynne R Wilkens, Christopher A Haiman, Loïc Le Marchand
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Healthy eating patterns assessed by diet quality indexes (DQIs) have been related to lower risk of colorectal cancer-mostly among whites. We investigated the associations between 4 DQI scores (the Healthy Eating Index 2010 [HEI-2010], the Alternative Healthy Eating Index 2010 [AHEI-2010], the alternate Mediterranean diet score [aMED], and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension score) and colorectal cancer risk in the Multiethnic Cohort. METHODS: We analyzed data from 190,949 African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, Latinos and whites, 45-75 years old, who entered the Multiethnic Cohort study from 1993 through 1996...
April 17, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427420/comparative-study-of-single-center-patients-with-thyroid-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-and-previously-reported-cases-in-the-literature
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Adili Keranmu, Hongtu Zheng, Yuchen Wu, Jiang Zhao, Xiaolin Xu, Fangqi Liu, Sanjun Cai, Yu Wang, Ye Xu
BACKGROUND: Thyroid metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) are rare, both in clinical practice and in the literature; hence, their diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and prognostic factors require further investigations. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for four cases of thyroid metastases from CRC, treated in our center between January 2005 and December 2015, and the relevant literature was searched using PubMed, resulting in the identification of 17 patients with detailed information available...
April 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425825/reviewing-treatments-and-outcomes-in-the-evolving-landscape-of-ulcerative-colitis
#9
Marla C Dubinsky
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease extending proximally from the rectum to varying lengths of the colon that is characterized by alternating cycles of relapse and remission. Therapeutic goals for patients with active UC include induction and maintenance of remission and improvement in quality of life, as well as mucosal healing, a clinical outcome recently recognized in treatment guidance as being equally important. Mucosal healing is associated with favorable long-term patient outcomes related to remission, surgery, hospitalization, and quality of life...
April 20, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424049/findings-in-young-adults-at-colonoscopy-from-a-hospital-service-database-audit
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Stephanie Wong, Ilmars Lidums, Christophe Rosty, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Susan Parry, Aung Ko Win, Yoko Tomita, Sina Vatandoust, Amanda Townsend, Dainik Patel, Jennifer E Hardingham, David Roder, Eric Smith, Paul Drew, Julie Marker, Wendy Uylaki, Peter Hewett, Daniel L Worthley, Erin Symonds, Graeme P Young, Timothy J Price, Joanne P Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosed at <50 years is predominantly located in the distal colon and rectum. Little is known about which lesion subtypes may serve as CRC precursors in young adults. The aim of this work was to document the prevalence and histological subtype of lesions seen in patients aged <50 years, and any associated clinical features. METHODS: An audit of the colonoscopy database at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia over a 12-month period was undertaken...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420554/the-incidence-and-clinical-associated-factors-of-interval-colorectal-cancers-in-southern-taiwan
#11
Cheng-En Tsai, Keng-Liang Wu, Yi-Chun Chiu, Seng-Kee Chuah, Wei-Chen Tai, Ming-Luen Hu, Chih-Ming Liang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Interval colorectal cancer (CRC) is an emerging issue in CRC screening and surveillance. The frequency of interval CRC and its associated factors have not been well studied in Eastern Asia. We aim to clarify the factors associated with interval CRC. METHODS: CRC patients who had negative colonoscopy results 6-36 months prior to cancer diagnosis were defined as cases of interval CRC. Patient characteristics, past history, colon preparation, colonoscopy findings, and pathology were retrospectively evaluated...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414996/a-case-of-multiple-synchronous-quadruple-cancers-of-the-stomach-sigmoid-colon-rectum-and-pancreas
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Atsushi Nanashima, Tetsuro Tominaga, Takashi Nonaka, Kouki Wakata, Masaki Kunizaki, Shuichi Tobinaga, Yorihisa Sumida, Shigekazu Hidaka, Naoe Kinoshita, Terumitsu Sawai, Takeshi Nagayasu
INTRODUCTION: Multiple primary neoplasms are relatively rare, but their incidence has increased because of aging and improvements in diagnostic imaging. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old man presented with epigastric pain. On upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, an ulcer was seen at the gastric angle, and biopsy showed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma (AC). Colonoscopy demonstrated a 15-mm lesion in the sigmoid colon and a submucosal lesion in the lower rectum...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413860/distribution-and-characterisation-of-cck-containing-enteroendocrine-cells-of-the-mouse-small-and-large-intestine
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Josiane Fakhry, Joyce Wang, Patricia Martins, Linda J Fothergill, Billie Hunne, Pierre Prieur, Arthur Shulkes, Jens F Rehfeld, Brid Callaghan, John B Furness
There is general consensus that enteroendocrine cells, EEC, containing the enteric hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) are confined to the small intestine and predominate in the duodenum and jejunum. Contrary to this, EEC that express the gene for CCK have been isolated from the large intestine of the mouse and there is evidence for EEC that contain CCK-like immunoreactivity in the mouse colon. However, the human and rat colons do not contain CCK cells. In the current study, we use immunohistochemistry to investigate CCK peptide presence in endocrine cells, PCR to identify cck transcripts and chromatography to identify CCK peptide forms in the mouse small and large intestine...
April 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413499/identification-a-nonsense-mutation-of-apc-gene-in-chinese-patients-with-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
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Haishan Li, Lingling Zhang, Quan Jiang, Zhenwang Shi, Hanxing Tong
Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP; Mendelian of Inherintance in Man ID, 175100) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the development of numerous adenomatous polyps throughout the colon and rectum associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. FAP is at time accompanied with certain extraintestinal manifestations such as congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium, dental disorders and desmoid tumors. It is caused by mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408995/multiple-zonal-and-multi-zone-adenoma-detection-rates-according-to-quality-of-cleansing-during-colonoscopy
#15
Stefano Pontone, Cesare Hassan, Roberta Maselli, Paolo Pontone, Rita Angelini, Manuela Brighi, Gregorio Patrizi, Daniele Pironi, Fabio Massimo Magliocca, Angelo Filippini
BACKGROUND: The safety and diagnostic accuracy of colonoscopy depend on the quality of colon cleansing. The adenoma detection rate is usually used as a quality measurement score. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to introduce and evaluate three new parameters to determine polyps and adenomas segmental localization and their distribution in association with different bowel preparation levels during colonoscopy. We introduce the multiple adenoma detection rate (the percentage of patients with >2 adenomas diagnosed during colonoscopy), the zonal adenoma detection rate (the percentage of patients with >2 adenomas diagnosed during colonoscopy in different colon areas (rectum, sigmoid, descending, transverse, ascending and cecum colon)), and multi-zone adenoma detection rate (the percentage of patients with >2 adenomas diagnosed during colonoscopy in different colon areas with at least a segment between them with or without lesions (i...
December 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408327/morbidity-and-mortality-after-surgery-for-nonmalignant-colorectal-polyps
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Anne F Peery, Nicholas J Shaheen, Katherine S Cools, Todd H Baron, Mark Koruda, Joseph A Galanko, Ian S Grimm
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Despite evidence that most non-malignant colorectal polyps can be managed endoscopically, a substantial proportion of patients with a non-malignant colorectal polyp are still sent to surgery. Risks associated with this surgery are not well characterized. We aimed to describe 30-day post-operative morbidity and mortality and to explore risk factors for adverse events in patients undergoing surgical resection for non-malignant colorectal polyps. METHODS: We analyzed data collected prospectively as part of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program...
April 10, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406887/hospitalizations-for-crohn-s-disease-united-states-2003-2013
#17
Christopher A Malarcher, Anne G Wheaton, Yong Liu, Sujay F Greenlund, Suraj J Greenlund, Hua Lu, Janet B Croft
In 2009, an estimated 565,000 Americans had Crohn's disease (1), an inflammatory bowel disorder that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include persistent diarrhea, abdominal cramps and pain, constipation leading to bowel obstruction, and rectal bleeding.* Symptoms sometimes intensify in severity and require hospitalization and surgeries of the small intestine, colon, or rectum (2). Hospital discharge data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) were used to estimate U...
April 14, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403973/a-national-snapshot-of-the-surgical-management-of-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-of-the-rectum-and-colon-in-france-in-2015-a-multicenter-series-of-1135-cases
#18
H Roman
OBJECTIVE: To perform a survey on the characteristics of the surgical management of patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis of the rectum and the sigmoid colon (DIERS) in France in 2015. METHOD: Case-series study enrolling patients with DIERS involving muscularis, submucosa or mucosa, operated on from January 1st to December 31st 2015, in 56 healthcare facilities in France. Surgeons filled in questionnaires concerning the number of patients, deep endometriosis localizations, surgical route and techniques used on digestive tract, associated surgical procedures and major complications...
February 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403349/analysis-of-gene-expression-egfr-and-kras-microrna-21-and-microrna-203-in-patients-with-colon-and-rectal-cancer-and-correlation-with-clinical-outcome-and-prognostic-factors
#19
Thais Inácio de Carvalho, Paulo Cezar Novais, Fermino Sanches Lizarte, Renata Danielle Sicchieri, Marcella Suelma Torrecillas Rosa, Camila Albuquerque Mello de Carvalho, Daniela Pretti da Cunha Tirapelli, Fernanda Maris Peria, José Joaquim Ribeiro da Rocha, Omar Féres
Purpose: To evaluate the expression of EGFR, KRAS genes, microRNAs-21 and 203 in colon and rectal cancer samples, correlated with their age at diagnosis, histological subtype, value of pretreatment CEA, TNM staging and clinical outcome. Methods: Expression of genes and microRNAs by real time PCR in tumor and non-tumor samples obtained from surgical treatment of 50 patients. Results: An increased expression of microRNAs-21 and 203 in tumor samples in relation to non-tumor samples was found...
March 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398870/interleukin-35-rescues-regulatory-b-cell-function-but-the-effect-is-dysregulated-in-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Shaoxuan Wang, Chengyong Qin
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a long-time inflammatory condition arising from aberrant immune activation in the colon and the rectum. Interleukin (IL)-35 plays critical roles in autoimmune disorders. In this study, we explored the pathways of IL-35 in affecting UC. First, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from UC patients were obtained. Pretreating PBMCs with IL-35 resulted in significantly elevated IL-10 production from whole PBMCs as well as B cells, whereas pretreating PBMCs with IL-12 or IL-27 did not demonstrate a similar effect...
February 16, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
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