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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760785/monitoring-crohn-s-disease-activity-endoscopy-fecal-markers-and-computed-tomography-enterography
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Susana Lopes, Patrícia Andrade, Joana Afonso, Rui Cunha, Eduardo Rodrigues Pinto, Isabel Ramos, Guilherme Macedo, Fernando Magro
Background: The treatment goal of Crohn's disease (CD) has moved towards achieving mucosal healing, resolution of transmural inflammation, and normalization of biomarkers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how well computed tomography enterography (CTE) and fecal calprotectin (FC) correlated with endoscopic activity in newly diagnosed patients with CD and after 1 year of therapy. Methods: Consecutive patients with newly diagnosed CD were evaluated by endoscopy, CTE, and FC at diagnosis and 12 months after beginning immunosuppression...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716845/push-versus-pull-gastrostomy-in-cancer-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-complications-and-technical-success-rates
#2
B M Currie, G I Getrajdman, A M Covey, W Alago, J P Erinjeri, M Maybody, F E Boas
PURPOSE: To compare the technical success and complication rates of push versus pull gastrostomy tubes in cancer patients, and to examine their dependence on operator experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 304 cancer patients (170 men, 134 women; mean age 60.3±12.6 [SD], range: 19-102 years) referred for primary gastrostomy tube placement, 88 (29%) of whom had a previously unsuccessful attempt at percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement...
April 28, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694309/malakoplakia-of-the-large-intestine-an-incidental-extremely-rare-finding
#3
C Koutserimpas, A Ioannidis, M Demonakou, P Siaperas, A Skarpas, G Velimezis, I Karanikas
Malakoplakia is a rare inflammatory disease, most commonly found in the urinary tract. It appears be related to a functional deficiency of macrophages, resulting in an inability to destroy digested bacteria and it is associated with various conditions that cause immunodeficiency. A rare case of malakoplakia of the colon in a healthy 68-year old male is presented. The patient underwent emergency surgery with colon resection and an end stoma with closure of the distal bowel (Hartmann's procedure), due to incarcerated ventral hernia and sigmoid-colon rupture...
March 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536561/impact-of-primary-antibiotic-resistance-on-the-effectiveness-of-sequential-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-lessons-from-a-5-year-study-on-a-large-number-of-strains
#4
L Gatta, C Scarpignato, G Fiorini, J Belsey, I M Saracino, C Ricci, D Vaira
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of strains resistant to antimicrobial agents is a critical issue in the management of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. AIMS: (1) To evaluate the prevalence of primary resistance to clarithromycin, metronidazole and levofloxacin (2) to assess the effectiveness of sequential therapy on resistant strains (3) to identify the minimum number of subjects to enrol for evaluating the effectiveness of an eradication regimen in patients harbouring resistant strains...
May 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532207/recurrence-rate-of-lateral-margin-positive-cases-after-en-bloc-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-colorectal-neoplasia
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Seohyun Lee, Jihun Kim, Jae Seung Soh, Jungho Bae, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Byong Duk Ye, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Dong-Hoon Yang
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the recurrence rate of colorectal neoplasia showing histologic lateral margin involvement after en bloc endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS: We reviewed 527 colorectal lesions that were removed by en bloc ESD from 2005 to 2013 and followed by endoscopy. Based on the postprocedural pathologic reports, the lesions were categorized as follows: lesions with clear deep and positive lateral margins (n = 63) and lesions with R0 resection (n = 299)...
June 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528378/association-of-sporadic-and-familial-barrett-s-esophagus-with-breast-cancer
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M Q Chan, A E Blum, A K Chandar, A M L Kieber Emmons, Y Shindo, W Brock, G W Falk, M I Canto, J S Wang, P G Iyer, N J Shaheen, W M Grady, J A Abrams, P N Thota, K K Guda, A Chak
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is the only known precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Based on striking aggregation of breast cancer and BE/EAC within families as well as shared risk factors and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, we hypothesized that BE may be associated with breast cancer. Pedigree analysis of families identified prospectively at multiple academic centers as part of the Familial Barrett's Esophagus Consortium (FBEC) was reviewed and families with aggregation of BE/EAC and breast cancer are reported...
March 7, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491050/update-on-surgical-management-of-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Demetrios Moris, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Stylianos Vagios, Andreas Karamitros, Georgios Karaolanis, John Griniatsos, Alexandros Papalampros, Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Georgios K Glantzounis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Dan G Blazer, Evangelos Felekouras
The widespread use of endoscopy and imaging in combination with the continuous update of the staging systems for neuroendocrine tumors has led to an increase in the incidence of small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (si-NENs) globally. Despite high survival rates, severe complications may occur even in early stages due to the anatomic location of the primary site and the desmoplastic reaction. Surgery plays a central role in the management of patients with si-NENs. Excision of locoregional disease along with extensive lymph node dissection should be performed in fit patients, even in the presence of metastases...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483740/-endoscopy-assisted-sialodochoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-severe-sialoduct-stenosis
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Y Q Zhang, X Ye, D G Liu, Y N Zhao, X Y Xie, G Y Yu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of endoscopy-assisted sialodochoplasty for the treatment of severe sialoduct stenosis with concurrent megaducts. METHODS: From Jul.2010 to Dec. 2016, 8 patients presenting with severe parotid duct stenosis and 3 patients with occlusion of the Wharton's duct underwent endoscopy-assisted sialodochoplasty.All these patients had concurrent severe ductal ectasiaand manifested a painful swelling of the involved salivary glands.The diameter of ectasia and length of stenosis of the sialoducts were measured preoperatively by sialography, computed tomography, or ultrasonography...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468374/fecal-calprotectin-in-assessing-endoscopic-and-histological-remission-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Wing Yan Mak, Anthony Buisson, Michael J Andersen, Donald Lei, Joel Pekow, Russell D Cohen, Stacy A Kahn, Bruno Pereira, David T Rubin
BACKGROUND: Persistent active endoscopic and histological inflammation is associated with poorer outcomes in ulcerative colitis (UC). Fecal calprotectin is a surrogate marker of endoscopic and histological remission. AIMS: To confirm the correlation between fecal calprotectin and endoscopic or histological disease activity and to define the optimal cutoff value to detect endoscopic and histological remission. METHODS: From a prospectively maintained database, we analyzed 61 UC patients who had fecal calprotectin measurement and endoscopy performed within 1 month...
May 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458155/determining-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-and-starting-age-of-screening-based-on-lifestyle-environmental-and-genetic-factors
#10
Jihyoun Jeon, Mengmeng Du, Robert E Schoen, Michael Hoffmeister, Polly A Newcomb, Sonja I Berndt, Bette Caan, Peter T Campbell, Andrew T Chan, Jenny Chang-Claude, Graham G Giles, Jian Gong, Tabitha A Harrison, Jeroen R Huyghe, Eric J Jacobs, Li Li, Yi Lin, Loïc Le Marchand, John D Potter, Flora Qu, Stephanie A Bien, Niha Zubair, Robert J Macinnis, Daniel D Buchanan, John L Hopper, Yin Cao, Reiko Nishihara, Gad Rennert, Martha L Slattery, Duncan C Thomas, Michael O Woods, Ross L Prentice, Stephen B Gruber, Yingye Zheng, Hermann Brenner, Richard B Hayes, Emily White, Ulrike Peters, Li Hsu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Guidelines for initiating colorectal cancer (CRC) screening are based on family history but do not consider lifestyle, environmental, or genetic risk factors. We developed models to determine risk of CRC, based on lifestyle and environmental factors and genetic variants, and to identify an optimal age to begin screening. METHODS: We collected data from 9748 CRC cases and 10,590 controls in the Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium and the Colorectal Transdisciplinary study, from 1992 through 2005...
February 17, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455627/gastrointestinal-spindle-cell-tumor-of-the-rumen-with-metastasis-to-the-liver-in-a-goat
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Michael E Pesato, Ashley G Boyle, Marie-Eve Fecteau, Alexander Hamberg, Billy I Smith
Many neoplasms have been reported in goats; however, neoplasia of the rumen is rarely reported. A 9-y-old castrated male pygmy goat was presented with a history of respiratory stertor, fever, and anorexia. A respiratory diagnostic work-up including skull and thorax radiographs and endoscopy revealed minor enlargement of the arytenoids but no other abnormal findings. After a month of little improvement on symptomatic treatment and worsening general health, the goat was euthanized. On autopsy, the forestomachs, liver, spleen, diaphragm, and the ventral and lateral aspects of the cranial third of the walls of the peritoneal cavity were adhered to one another by fibrinous and fibrous adhesions...
May 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446067/headache-linked-to-intracranial-hypertension-and-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-as-the-initial-and-dominant-presentation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-recent-literature
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Marianthi A Arnaoutoglou, Chrysostomos G Xerras, Ioannis K Kalevrosoglou, Vasileios D Rafailidis, Konstantinos P Notas, Thomas I Tegos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to report a rare case of headache as the initial symptom of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and to review the recent literature. BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare, systemic, autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. GPA has a wide spectrum of clinical symptomatology, including involvement of the nervous system, even as the initial manifestation. Symptoms of the peripheral nervous system used to dominate the clinical symptomatology...
April 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343623/identifying-dna-methylation-biomarkers-for-non-endoscopic-detection-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Helen R Moinova, Thomas LaFramboise, James D Lutterbaugh, Apoorva Krishna Chandar, John Dumot, Ashley Faulx, Wendy Brock, Omar De la Cruz Cabrera, Kishore Guda, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Prasad G Iyer, Marcia I Canto, Jean S Wang, Nicholas J Shaheen, Prashanti N Thota, Joseph E Willis, Amitabh Chak, Sanford D Markowitz
We report a biomarker-based non-endoscopic method for detecting Barrett's esophagus (BE) based on detecting methylated DNAs retrieved via a swallowable balloon-based esophageal sampling device. BE is the precursor of, and a major recognized risk factor for, developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. Endoscopy, the current standard for BE detection, is not cost-effective for population screening. We performed genome-wide screening to ascertain regions targeted for recurrent aberrant cytosine methylation in BE, identifying high-frequency methylation within the CCNA1 locus...
January 17, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313515/pathological-overview-of-chronic-gastritis-in-senegal-results-of-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-endoscopies
#14
K Doh, I Thiam, A Halim, R C A Takin, G Woto-Gaye
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of gastritis in upper endoscopies performed for clinical signs suggestive of gastritis among 100 patients in a tropical country. Chronic gastritis (CG) was present among 81%, including CG due to Helicobacter pylori (n = 61, 75.3%), reactive CG (n = 14), and autoimmune CG (n = 6). The gastritis was located in the stomach antrum (55.7%, n = 40), fundus (3.3%, n = 2), or both (41% n = 25). Median age at diagnosis was 35 years (14/80). This CG was associated with signs of stomach activity (27...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290424/changes-in-gene-expression-in-the-rumen-and-colon-epithelia-during-the-dry-period-through-lactation-of-dairy-cows-and-effects-of-live-yeast-supplementation
#15
A Bach, I Guasch, G Elcoso, F Chaucheyras-Durand, M Castex, F Fàbregas, E Garcia-Fruitos, A Aris
The objectives of this study were (1) to use endoscopy to collect biopsies from the rumen and colon epithelia to describe changes in gene expression in these 2 tissues as cows move from a dry to a lactation ration and (2) to evaluate the potential influence that supplementation of live yeast could exert on these 2 epithelia. Twenty-one Holstein cows were split into 2 treatments and received either 300 g/d of corn containing 1 × 1010 cfu/d of live yeast (LY; n = 10) or 300 g/d of corn with no supplementation (control; n = 11) starting 21 ± 2...
March 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280701/laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding-migration-an-early-approach-for-a-late-complication
#16
G Martines, A Picciariello, I Ugenti, E Lagovardou, R Digennaro, P Capuano
AIM: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) migration is an uncommon late complication after bariatric surgery. It usually presents with an unexplained weight increase or without any symptom. Current guidelines do not establish the timing of a clear endoscopic follow-up to prevent and/or to treat this kind of complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Long-term follow-up was performed in 217 patients with LAGB (37 underwent surgery in other bariatric centers). At the endoscopic check, 3 patients presented banding erosion respectively 7, 9 and 11 years after surgery...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151692/fecal-calprotectin-measurement-is-a-marker-of-short-term-clinical-outcome-and-presence-of-mucosal-healing-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
Athanasios Kostas, Spyros I Siakavellas, Charalambos Kosmidis, Anna Takou, Joanna Nikou, Georgios Maropoulos, John Vlachogiannakos, George V Papatheodoridis, Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Giorgos Bamias
AIM: To evaluate the utility of fecal calprotectin (FC) in predicting relapse and endoscopic activity during follow-up in an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cohort. METHODS: All FC measurements that were obtained during a 3-year period from patients with inflammatory bowel disease in clinical remission were identified. Data regarding the short-term (6 mo) course of the disease were extracted from the medical files. Exclusion criteria were defined as: (1) An established flare of the disease at the time of FC measurement, (2) Loss to follow up within 6 mo from baseline FC measurement, and, (3) Insufficient data on file...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094889/chronic-rhinosinusitis
#18
REVIEW
Ahmad R Sedaghat
Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory disease of the paranasal sinuses that occurs in 1% to 5% of the U.S. POPULATION: It may significantly decrease quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis is defined by the presence of at least two out of four cardinal symptoms (i.e., facial pain/pressure, hyposmia/anosmia, nasal drainage, and nasal obstruction) for at least 12 consecutive weeks, in addition to objective evidence. Objective evidence of chronic rhinosinusitis may be obtained on physical examination (anterior rhinoscopy, endoscopy) or radiography, preferably from sinus computed tomography...
October 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072668/-polypous-pansinusitis-with-the-deformation-of-the-external-nose-in-a-8-year-old-child-presenting-with-the-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-syndrome
#19
A I Asmanov, N V Zlobina, E Yu Radtsig, G A Polev, E V Sorokina
This article reports a rare observation of the development of chronic polypous pansinusitis with deformation of the external nose in a 8 year-old child presenting with primary ciliary dyskinesia syndrome. The patient underwent multiple surgical interventions in the preceding period. The key argument in favour of the definitive diagnosis was the results of investigation of ciliated epithelium biopsy taken from the nasal cavity and bronchi in combination with the data obtained by diagnostic endoscopy of the nasal cavity and nasopharynx supplemented by computed tomography...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061033/characteristics-of-helicobacter-pylori-seropositive-subjects-according-to-the-stool-antigen-test-findings-a-prospective-study
#20
Hee-Won Moon, Sun-Young Lee, Mina Hur, Yeo-Min Yun
Background/Aims: In countries with a higher risk of gastric atrophic gastritis, noninvasive tests are helpful for a more reliable diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of seropositive subjects according to their stool H. pylori antigen test, serum pepsinogen (PG) assay, and endoscopic findings. Methods: Consecutive subjects who visited Konkuk University Medical Center for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for a regular check-up were included in a prospective setting if the serum anti-H...
October 24, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
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