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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792278/a-novel-endoscopic-grading-system-for-prediction-of-disease-related-outcomes-in-patients-with-diverticulosis
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Meara Dean, Joseph Valentino, Kaitlin Ritter, James Church
BACKGROUND: We describe a simple endoscopic grading system of diverticular disease for the assessment of disease severity and prediction of outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively maintained colonoscopy database was conducted. A single endoscopist prospectively graded disease severity according to the number and size of diverticula, the degree of muscular hypertrophy and rigidity of the sigmoid colon. RESULTS: 762 patients were included in the analysis...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765549/deregulation-of-methylation-of-transcribed-ultra-conserved-regions-in-colorectal-cancer-and-their-value-for-detection-of-adenomas-and-adenocarcinomas
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Anastasia E Kottorou, Anna G Antonacopoulou, Foteinos-Ioannis D Dimitrakopoulos, Georgia Diamantopoulou, Chaido Sirinian, Melpomeni Kalofonou, Theodoros Theodorakopoulos, Chrysa Oikonomou, Evangelos C Katsakoulis, Angelos Koutras, Thomas Makatsoris, Nikos Demopoulos, Georgia Stephanou, Michalis Stavropoulos, Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, Haralabos P Kalofonos
Expression of Transcribed Ultraconserved Regions (T-UCRs) is often deregulated in cancer. The present study assesses the expression and methylation of three T-UCRs (Uc160, Uc283 and Uc346) in colorectal cancer (CRC) and explores the potential of T-UCR methylation in circulating DNA for the detection of adenomas and adenocarcinomas. Expression levels of Uc160, Uc283 and Uc346 were lower in neoplastic tissues from 64 CRC patients (statistically significant for Uc160, p <0.001), compared to non-malignant tissues, while methylation levels displayed the inverse pattern ( p <0...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730668/increasing-diverticulosis-in-an-aging-population-a-colonoscopy-based-study-of-5-year-trends-in-26-463-patients-in-northern-china
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Fang Yang, Lin Lin, Xihui Jiang, Houning Lv, Chao Sun
BACKGROUND Because such data are scarce in northern China, the purpose of this study was to determine trends in diverticulosis over the past 5 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 26 463 patients (27 558 examinations, including 1095 repeated colonoscopies) performed between January 2011 and December 2015 were reviewed respectively. The distributions of diverticulosis were recorded, which were classified as right-sided, left-sided, and bilateral type. The trends in diverticulosis were analyzed in terms of aging and yearly increase...
May 6, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725538/appendiceal-carcinoma-associated-with-microsatellite-instability
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Angélica Morales-Miranda, Ismael Domínguez Rosado, Carlos Chan Núñez, Fredy Chable Montero
Approximately 15% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases exhibit microsatellite instability (MSI), which appears to be associated with unique biological behavior. The present study presents a case of appendiceal carcinoma associated with MSI that responded well to adjuvant chemotherapy. Clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical (IHC) characteristics have been described. The 60-year-old male patient had suffered from recurrent lower abdominal pain associated with abdominal distention for 6 months; then, following an acute attack, he was subjected to laparoscopic appendectomy...
May 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682371/colonic-mucosal-ulceration-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding-associated-with-sevelamer-crystal-deposition-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Sudheer Nambiar, Unnikrishnan Kunjan Pillai, Joe Devasahayam, Tony Oliver, Asha Karippot
End stage renal disease (ESRD) population account for 1.9 per patient year of hospital admissions annually. ESRD population are at increased risk of bleeding secondary to use of anticoagulation during hemodialysis and uremia induced platelet dysfunction. Gastrointestinal bleeding accounts for 3-7% of all deaths in ESRD population. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding refers to blood loss from a site in the gastrointestinal tract distal to the ligament of Treitz. It is usually suspected when a patient complains of hematochezia...
2018: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680278/colonic-diverticulosis-in-an-infant-a-clue-to-total-colonic-hirschsprung-disease
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Scott S Short, Liese C C Pruitt, Michael D Rollins
Total colonic aganglionosis is a rare phenotype of Hirschsprung disease (HD). While the diagnosis is generally established within the neonatal period there are reports of delayed presentation. In this case, we describe a 9-month old girl with no previous medical or surgical history who presented with a small bowel obstruction. A contrast enema performed as part of the work up demonstrated right sided colonic diverticula with no other anatomical abnormalities. Surgical intervention was required to manage the obstruction and colonic biopsies were consistent with HD...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679297/animal-models-of-diverticulosis-review-and-recommendations
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REVIEW
Bhavesh Patel, Xiaomei Guo, Jillian Noblet, Sean Chambers, Ghassan S Kassab
Diverticulosis is a structural alteration of the colon tissue characterized by the development of pouch-like structures called diverticula. It afflicts a significant portion of the population in Western countries, with a higher prevalence among the elderly. Diverticulosis is believed to be the result of a synergetic interaction between inherent tissue weakness, diet, colonic microstructure, motility, and genetic factors. A validated etiology has, however, not yet been established. Non-surgical treatment is currently lacking due to this poor understanding, and surgical colon resection is the only long-term solution following recurrent complications...
April 20, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623099/treatment-of-diverticular-disease-an-update-on-latest-evidence-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Marilia Carabotti, Bruno Annibale
Background: Diverticular disease (DD) is a common condition, especially in Western countries. In about 80% of patients, colonic diverticula remain asymptomatic (diverticulosis), while approximately 20% of patients may develop abdominal symptoms (symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease, SUDD) and, eventually complications as acute diverticulitis (AD). The management of this condition has been improved, and in the last five years European countries and the USA have published guidelines and recommendations...
2018: Drugs in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596124/diverticular-disease-traditional-and-evolving-paradigms
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Lenore Lamanna, Patricia E Moran
Diverticular disease includes diverticulosis, which are sac protrusions of the intestinal mucosa, and diverticulitis, inflammation of the diverticula. Diverticular disease is listed as one of the top 10 leading physician diagnoses for gastrointestinal disorders in outpatient clinic visits in the United States. There are several classifications of diverticular disease ranging from asymptomatic diverticulosis to diverticulitis with complications. Several theories are linked to the development of diverticula which includes the physiology of the colon itself, collagen cross-linking, and recently challenged, low-fiber intake...
March 2018: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563543/an-aberrant-microbiota-is-not-strongly-associated-with-incidental-colonic-diverticulosis
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Roshonda B Jones, Anthony A Fodor, Anne F Peery, Matthew C B Tsilimigras, Kathryn Winglee, Amber McCoy, Michael Sioda, Robert S Sandler, Temitope O Keku
Colonic diverticula are protrusions of the mucosa through weak areas of the colonic musculature. The etiology of diverticulosis is poorly understood, but could be related to gut bacteria. Using mucosal biopsies from the sigmoid colon of 226 subjects with and 309 subjects without diverticula during first-time screening colonoscopy, we assessed whether individuals with incidental colonic diverticulosis have alternations in the adherent bacterial communities in the sigmoid colon. We found little evidence of substantial associations between the microbial community and diverticulosis among cases and controls...
March 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559789/colonic-diverticulosis-is-not-a-risk-factor-for-colonic-adenoma
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Wandong Hong, Lemei Dong, Maddalena Zippi, Simon Stock, Wujun Geng, Chunfang Xu, Mengtao Zhou
Background and aims: Colonic diverticulosis may represent a risk factor for colonic adenomas by virtue of the fact that evolving data suggest that these 2 conditions may share common risk factors such as Western dietary pattern and physical inactivity. This study aims to investigate the association between colonic diverticulosis and colonic adenomas in mainland China. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on patients who underwent colonoscopic examination between October 2013 and December 2014 in a university hospital in mainland China...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533249/a-variant-of-col3a1-rs3134646-is-associated-with-risk-of-developing-diverticulosis-in-white-men
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Matthias Christian Reichert, Juozas Kupcinskas, Marcin Krawczyk, Christoph Jüngst, Markus Casper, Frank Grünhage, Beate Appenrodt, Vincent Zimmer, Susanne Nicole Weber, Algimantas Tamelis, Jaune Ieva Lukosiene, Neringa Pauziene, Gediminas Kiudelis, Laimas Jonaitis, Christoph Schramm, Tobias Goeser, Antje Schulz, Maciej Malinowski, Matthias Glanemann, Limas Kupcinskas, Frank Lammert
BACKGROUND: Colonic diverticulosis is one of the most common gastroenterological disorders. Although diverticulosis is typically benign, many individuals develop diverticulitis or other aspects of diverticular disease. Diverticulosis is thought to stem from a complex interaction of environmental, dietary, and genetic factors; however, the contributing genetic factors remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our present study was to determine the role of genetic variants within genes encoding for collagens of the connective tissue in diverticulosis...
May 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521829/obesity-and-the-risk-of-colonic-diverticulosis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Karn Wijarnpreecha, Wasin Ahuja, Supavit Chesdachai, Charat Thongprayoon, Veeravich Jaruvongvanich, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND: The possible relationship between obesity and the risk of colonic diverticulosis has been suggested by recent epidemiologic studies, although the results were inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to summarize all of the available data. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases through January 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Studies that compared the risk of colonic diverticulosis among subjects with obesity versus those without obesity were included...
April 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511540/a-systematic-review-of-gallstone-sigmoid-ileus-management
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REVIEW
Nicholas Farkas, Vasha Kaur, Arun Shanmuganandan, John Black, Chantal Redon, Adam E Frampton, Nicholas West
Introduction: Gallstone sigmoid ileus is a rare although serious complication of cholelithiasis resulting in large bowel obstruction. The condition accounts for 4% of all gallstone ileus patients. There are no recognized management guidelines currently. Management strategies range from minimally invasive endoscopy and lithotripsy to substantial surgery. We aim to identify trends when managing patients with gallstone sigmoid ileus to help improve outcomes. Methods: Literature searches of EMBASE, Medline and by hand were conducted...
March 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432700/relationship-between-diverticulosis-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-elderly-patients
#15
Abdurrahman Sahin, Nurettin Tunc, Ulvi Demirel, Orhan Kursat Poyrazoglu, Mehmet Yalniz, Ibrahim Halil Bahcecioglu
Objective To compare clinical and laboratory features of elderly patients with and without diverticulosis and assess factors related to hepatosteatosis. Method This retrospective case-control study analysed the clinical and laboratory data, colonoscopy and abdominal ultrasonography records of patients >65 years who underwent colonoscopies. Subjects were categorized according to the presence and absence of colonic diverticulosis. Univariate/multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to evaluate the independent predictive factors of hepatosteatosis...
April 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372651/gamma-glutamyltransferase-possible-novel-biomarker-in-colon-diverticulosis-a-case-control-study
#16
Constantin Bălăeţ, Bogdan Ioan Coculescu, Gheorghe Manole, Maria Bălăeţ, Gabi Valeriu Dincă
The gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is recognized in medical practice as a useful indicator for the detection of liver lesions, especially those induced by the excessive consumption of alcoholic or cholesterol-associated drinks. The present study, although it includes a very small number of cases diagnosed with colon diverticulosis-diverticulitis associated with polyposis at the same intestinal level, identifies the presence of increased circulating concentrations of this enzyme in the serum. Its serum levels are tracked "dynamically" throughout a year after the diagnosis and start of the therapy...
December 2018: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334144/acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding-from-appendiceal-diverticulitis-diagnosed-preoperatively-by-combined-short-interval-computed-tomography-and-colonoscopy-a-case-report
#17
Yutaro Ogawa, Naoki Asayama, Shinji Nagata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317721/sex-differences-in-risk-factors-of-uncomplicated-colonic-diverticulosis-in-a-metropolitan-area-from-northern-china
#18
Fang Yang, Yanmin Zheng, Xihui Jiang, Zhengyan Su, Ya Wang, Lin Lin, Houning Lv, Jie Zhang, Jingwen Zhao, Bangmao Wang, Kui Jiang, Chao Sun
As the world's most populated and rapidly aging country, there is limited information on sex-related differences in factors regarding uncomplicated colonic diverticulosis in China. We aimed to investigate sex differences in individual risk factor in a northern metropolis. Patients with colonic diverticulosis who underwent indicated colonoscopy were queried with respect to medical history and demographic features. Demographic information, life style factors and co-morbidities were retrieved from a prospective dataset...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297793/colonic-diverticulosis-and-diverticular-hemorrhage-in-a-geriatric-female-orangutan-pongo-abelii
#19
Simone Vitali, Paul Eden, Karen Payne, Geoffrey Forbes
A 57-yr-old female Sumatran orangutan ( Pongo abelii) presented with signs of intermittent lethargy and inappetence, then subsequently developed profuse hemorrhagic diarrhea. Colonoscopy under anesthesia revealed diverticulosis of the descending colon, with multiple large diverticula containing fecoliths. There was no evidence of diverticulitis, but a regenerative anemia had developed following an acute diverticular bleed. The orangutan recovered with conservative therapy. Colonic diverticulosis has been reported in nonhuman primates and appears to have a similar clinical presentation to the condition as it occurs in humans...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283964/the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-uniform-grading-of-hemorrhagic-emergency-general-surgery-diseases
#20
Gail T Tominaga, Carlos V R Brown, John T Schulz, Ronald R Barbosa, Suresh Agarwal, Nathaniel McQuay, Garth Utter, Marie Crandall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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