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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341151/gut-microbiome-influences-on-anastomotic-leak-and-recurrence-rates-following-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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REVIEW
S Gaines, C Shao, N Hyman, J C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of colorectal cancer recurrence after a curative resection remains poorly understood. A yet-to-be accounted for variable is the composition and function of the microbiome adjacent to the tumour and its influence on the margins of resection following surgery. METHODS: PubMed was searched for historical as well as current manuscripts dated between 1970 and 2017 using the following keywords: 'colorectal cancer recurrence', 'microbiome', 'anastomotic leak', 'anastomotic failure' and 'mechanical bowel preparation'...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340819/laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-colorectal-liver-metastasis-patients-allows-patients-to-start-adjuvant-chemotherapy-without-delay-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Takayuki Kawai, Claire Goumard, Florence Jeune, Eric Savier, Jean-Christophe Vaillant, Olivier Scatton
BACKGROUND: Although adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) is widely used after liver resection (LR) for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM), surgical invasiveness may lead to delay in starting AC, which is preferably started within 8 weeks postoperative. We investigated whether laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) for CRLM facilitates AC start without delay. METHODS: Between November 2014 and December 2016, 117 consecutive CRLM patients underwent LR followed by AC. LLR and OLR were performed in 30 and 87 patients, respectively...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337775/comparisons-of-rigid-proctoscopy-flexible-colonoscopy-and-digital-rectal-examination-for-determining-the-localization-of-rectal-cancers
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Akira Tanaka, Sotaro Sadahiro, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Kazutake Okada, Gota Saito
BACKGROUND: Rigid proctoscopy is considered essential for rectal tumor localization, although the current gold standard for detection of colorectal cancers is colonoscopy. The European Society for Medical Oncology Guidelines indicate that rigid and flexible endoscopies afford essentially identical results, although little evidence is yet available to support this. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of colonoscopy in identifying the location of rectal cancer and to compare the results with those of rigid proctoscopy and digital rectal examination...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335393/peritoneal-metastases-of-colorectal-origin-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-the-financial-aspect
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Tomasz Jastrzębski, Marek Bębenek
The incidence of peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal cancer amounts to 5%-15% for synchronous metastases and as much as 40% in cases of local recurrence. Best results are obtained for cytoreductive surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This treatment offers much better outcomes, leading to 5-year survival rates of as much as 30%-50%. The procedures require significant experience in abdominal surgery, are time-consuming (mean duration of the procedure ranging from 6 to 8 hours) and are burdened by complications that are due not only to the procedure itself but also to the intraperitoneal administration of the cytostatic drug at elevated temperature (41...
December 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333791/the-impact-of-surgeons-pathologists-dialog-on-lymph-node-evaluation-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Rana Afifi, Benjamin Person, Riad Haddad
BACKGROUND: Lymph node (LN) retrieval and assessment is essential for accurate staging and treatment planning in colorectal cancer (CRC). According to U.S. National Cancer Institute recommendations, the minimal number of LNs needed for accurately staging of node-negative CRC is 12. Awareness and implementation of the guidelines has been shown to improve after assigning an opinion leader who has a special interest in CRC. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of dialogue between surgeons and pathologists in LN evaluation...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323617/differential-effects-of-early-palliative-care-based-on-the-age-and-sex-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryan D Nipp, Areej El-Jawahri, Lara Traeger, Jamie M Jacobs, Emily R Gallagher, Elyse R Park, Vicki A Jackson, William F Pirl, Jennifer S Temel, Joseph A Greer
BACKGROUND: Early palliative care interventions enhance patient outcomes, including quality of life, mood, and coping, but it remains unclear whether certain subgroups of patients are more likely to benefit from early palliative care. We explored whether age and sex moderate the improved outcomes seen with early palliative care. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial of 350 patients with advanced lung and non-colorectal gastrointestinal cancer...
January 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320814/genotypic-identification-of-cystoisospora-in-immunocompromised-patients-using-tm-variation-analysis
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Maha M A Basyoni, Hany Ahmed Fouad Elghobary
Cystoisospora is responsible for morbidity in immunocompromised patients. PCR is sensitive for diagnosing Cystoisospora; however, it needs reevaluation for differential molecular diagnosis of cystoisosporiasis. We aimed at evaluating melting curve analysis (MCA) after real-time PCR (qPCR) in diagnosis and genotyping of Cystoisospora as an alternative to conventional PCR. We included 293 diarrheic stool samples of patients attending the Department of Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine of Cairo University Hospitals, Egypt...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318366/-surgical-innovations-in-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-complexity-of-metastatic-surgery-as-example-for-personalized-medicine
#8
REVIEW
C Hackl, S M Brunner, K M Schmidt, H J Schlitt
BACKGROUND: Extensive, bilobular and multifocal colorectal liver metastases (CLM) or metastases that are critically situated require an experienced surgeon and advanced surgical techniques to enable curative resection. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the toolbox of hepato-oncologic surgery including functional augmentation of liver segments by portal vein embolization/ligation, combinations of ablation and resection, two-stage resections and in situ split liver resection, also known as associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS)...
January 9, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316888/the-preventive-effect-of-sensorimotor-and-vibration-exercises-on-the-onset-of-oxaliplatin-or-vinca-alkaloid-induced-peripheral-neuropathies-stop
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Fiona Streckmann, Maryam Balke, Helmar C Lehmann, Vanessa Rustler, Christina Koliamitra, Thomas Elter, Michael Hallek, Michael Leitzmann, Tilman Steinmetz, Petra Heinen, Freerk T Baumann, Wilhelm Bloch
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and clinically relevant side effect of chemotherapy. Approximately 50% of all leukemia, lymphoma, colorectal- and breast cancer patients are affected. CIPN is induced by neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents and can manifest with sensory and/or motor deficits. It is associated with significant disability and poor recovery. Common symptoms include pain, altered sensation, reduced or absent reflexes, muscle weakness, reduced balance control and insecure gait...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306325/incidence-of-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-solid-tumors-analysis-of-oncology-electronic-medical-records-in-the-united-states
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Rohini K Hernandez, Sally W Wade, Adam Reich, Melissa Pirolli, Alexander Liede, Gary H Lyman
BACKGROUND: Bone metastases commonly occur in conjunction with solid tumors, and are associated with serious bone complications. Population-based estimates of bone metastasis incidence are limited, often based on autopsy data, and may not reflect current treatment patterns. METHODS: Electronic medical records (OSCER, Oncology Services Comprehensive Electronic Records, 569,000 patients, 52 US cancer centers) were used to identify patients ≥18 years with a solid tumor diagnosis recorded between 1/1/2004 and 12/31/2013, excluding patients with hematologic tumors or multiple primaries...
January 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299827/apical-lymph-nodes-in-the-distant-metastases-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-stage-iii-colorectal-cancer-with-adequate-lymph-node-retrieval-following-folfox-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Hsiang-Lin Tsai, Yi-Ting Chen, Yung-Sung Yeh, Ching-Wen Huang, Cheng-Jen Ma, Jaw-Yuan Wang
The aim of the study was to assess apical lymph nodes (APNs) for predicting distant metastases in patients with stage III colorectal cancer (CRC) curatively treated with FOLFOX adjuvant chemotherapy and adequate lymph node retrieval. We investigated the correlation between APN metastasis and clinical outcomes. This retrospective study examined 97 patients. All patients were followed until death, loss to follow-up, or May 2017. Clinicopathological variables, including the APN status, were assessed. Multivariate logistic regression model was used to identify the independent risk factors for APN and distant metastases, and Cox proportional regression model was used to evaluate the association between APN metastasis and oncologic outcomes...
January 3, 2018: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299784/religiosity-and-telomere-length-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-saudi-arabia
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Mahmoud Shaheen Al Ahwal, Faten Al Zaben, Mohammad Gamal Sehlo, Doaa Ahmed Khalifa, Harold G Koenig
Numerous studies have reported a significant relationship between psychological stress, depression, and telomere length (TL), an indicator of cellular lifespan. Religious involvement, which is associated with lower levels of stress and depression, has also recently been related to TL. To our knowledge, this relationship has not yet been examined in Muslims, colorectal cancer patients, cancer patients more generally, or any population outside the USA. A convenience sample of 50 colorectal patients was recruited from hospital-based oncology clinics in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288615/synchronous-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-clinical-complete-remission-and-important-downstaging-after-neoadjuvant-radiochemotherapy-personalised-therapeutic-approach
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Dragoş Eugen Georgescu, Mihai Teodor Georgescu, Florin Teodor Bobircă, Teodor Florin Georgescu, Horia Doran, Traian Pătraşcu
Introduction: The current practice for patients with good response, important downstaging or complete remission after preoperative chemoradiation, is to perform surgery on the basis of initial pretherapeutical staging. In literature, varying approaches, like transanal endoscopic microsurgery and even "wait and see", are described for patients with good response after chemoradiation. However, considering the present level of available evidence, the wide-spread adoption of a "watch and wait" policy in those achieving a complete clinical remission cannot be justified...
November 2017: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285642/association-of-delivery-system-integration-and-outcomes-for-major-cancer-surgery
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Jonathan Li, Zaojun Ye, James M Dupree, Brent K Hollenbeck, Hye Sung Min, Deborah Kaye, Lindsey A Herrel, David C Miller, Chad Ellimoottil
BACKGROUND: Integrated delivery systems (IDSs) are postulated to reduce spending and improve outcomes through successful coordination of care across multiple providers. Nonetheless, the actual impact of IDSs on outcomes for complex multidisciplinary care such as major cancer surgery is largely unknown. METHODS: Using 2011-2013 Medicare data, this study identified patients who underwent surgical resection for prostate, bladder, esophageal, pancreatic, lung, liver, kidney, colorectal, or ovarian cancer...
December 29, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279709/long-term-survival-with-regorafenib-in-kras-mutated-metastatic-rectal-cancer
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Marie-Laure Amram, Xavier Montet, Arnaud D Roth
Regorafenib, an oral multikinase inhibitor, was approved in September 2012 by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer progressing on standard therapies. Here, we describe the clinical history of a 63-year-old male patient who was treated with regorafenib in the pivotal CORRECT trial. The patient was initially diagnosed in November 2008 with nonmetastatic KRAS-mutated (exon 2, codon 12) rectal cancer. He underwent successful surgery and was treated with 5 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277820/the-severity-of-anastomotic-leakage-may-negatively-impact-the-long-term-prognosis-of-colorectal-cancer
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Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Chu Matsuda, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a major critical complication in colorectal resection. Although its relevance to oncological outcome has been widely investigated, the correlation between the severity of anastomotic leakage and oncological outcome is not well understood. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The clinical characteristics of 615 patients who underwent curative resection of colorectal cancer with anastomosis and normal healing were compared with 44 similar patients who experienced anastomotic leakage...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273176/local-recurrence-after-microwave-thermosphere-ablation-of-malignant-liver-tumors-results-of-a-surgical-series
#17
Hideo Takahashi, Bora Kahramangil, Eren Berber
BACKGROUND: Microwave thermosphere ablation is a new treatment modality that creates spherical ablation zones using a single antenna. This study aims to analyze local recurrence associated with this new treatment modality in patients with malignant liver tumors. METHODS: This is a prospective clinical study of patients who underwent microwave thermosphere ablation of malignant liver tumors between September 2014 and March 2017. Clinical, operative, and oncologic parameters were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier survival and Cox proportional hazards model...
December 19, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261351/clinical-value-of-ct-colonography-versus-preoperative-colonoscopy-in-the-surgical-management-of-occlusive-colorectal-cancer
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Natally Horvat, Aradhna Raj, John M Ward, J Joshua Smith, Arnold J Markowitz, Marc J Gollub
OBJECTIVE: CT colonography (CTC) has been recognized as a complementary approach to evaluating the entire colon after incomplete colonoscopy (IC) in patients with occlusive colorectal cancer (CRC). The objective of this study is to evaluate changes in preoperative surgical planning after CTC is performed for patients with occlusive CRC and IC in an oncologic hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 65 consecutive patients with occlusive CRC who underwent CTC after IC at our institution from February 2000 to April 2016...
December 20, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259073/phase-ii-study-of-panitumumab-in-ras-wild-type-metastatic-adenocarcinoma-of-small-bowel-or-ampulla-of-vater
#19
Pat Gulhati, Kanwal Raghav, Rachna Shroff, Gauri Varadhachary, Milind Javle, Wei Qiao, Huamin Wang, Jeffrey Morris, Robert Wolff, Michael J Overman
LESSONS LEARNED: Panitumumab has no clinical activity in metastatic RAS wild-type small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) and ampullary adenocarcinoma (AAC), possibly due to the foregut and midgut derivation of small bowel and ampulla.These results, along with findings from genomic characterization of SBA, suggest that SBA represents a unique intestinal malignancy and treatments should not be habitually extrapolated from colorectal cancer.Further studies evaluating the benefit of targeted therapies exclusively in SBA and AAC are warranted...
December 19, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248129/the-distribution-of-cancer-cases-in-somalia
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Yılmaz Baş, Hussein Abshir Hassan, Cevdet Adıgüzel, Oktay Bulur, İkram Abdikarim Ibrahim, Seçil Soydan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and distribution of cancer cases in a defined time period in Somalia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 403 cancer cases were diagnosed between January 01, 2016 and March 01, 2017 in the Department of Pathology at the Somalia Mogadishu-Turkey Education and Research Hospital or the Department of Oncology at Uniso Hospital, Somalia University. Data on cancer type, patient age, and gender were obtained from pathology reports and hospital records...
June 2017: Seminars in Oncology
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