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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329591/an-erythematous-papular-eruption-in-a-woman-with-crohn-disease-treated-with-infliximab
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Hannah E Howard, Jeffrey P Zwerner, Jeffrey Byers, Eric Tkaczyk
We report the case of a 44-year-old woman with a history of Crohn disease treated with infliximab who presented with erythematous papules and plaques on the upper extremities accompanied by fevers. She was subsequently diagnosed with palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis (PNGD). Whereas immune-complex mediated diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are most commonly associated, inflammatory bowel disease deserves increased consideration as one of the systemic diseases that can present with PNGD...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329508/tumor-necrosis-factor-antagonist-induced-psoriasis-in-a-3-year-old-boy-with-kawasaki-disease
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Lauren Geller, Roselyn Kellen
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists have beenknown to trigger new-onset psoriasis in adult andpediatric patients. Here we report a case of TNFantagonist-induced psoriasis in a 3-year-old boytreated with infliximab for Kawasaki disease. Ourpatient is a 3-year-old boy with Kawasaki diseaseunresponsive to intravenous immunoglobulinwho was then treated with one dose of infliximab.A few days later he developed psoriatic plaqueson the face and extremities. The psoriatic plaqueswere treated with topical calcineurin inhibitors andtopical corticosteroids, with marked improvement...
February 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328760/current-practice-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-biopharmaceuticals-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#3
Iris Detrez, Thomas Van Stappen, María Dolores Martín Arranz, Kostas Papamichael, Ann Gils
Since the late nineties, biopharmaceuticals targeting tumor necrosis factor α have revolutionized the treatment of moderately to severely active inflammatory bowel disease. The robust efficacy witnessed in many patients stands in stark contrast with the observation of a proportion of patients who fail to respond or who lose response over time. Therapeutic drug monitoring has been proposed as a means to understand and respond to the variability in clinical response and remission. Various treatment algorithms have been proposed, but optimal use of these measurements in daily practice awaits additional prospective validation trials...
March 22, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325537/midline-extraperitoneal-approach-to-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-in-testicular-cancer-minimizing-surgical-morbidity
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Sumeet Syan-Bhanvadia, Soroush T Bazargani, Thomas G Clifford, Jie Cai, Gus Miranda, Siamak Daneshmand
BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) is an important component of the management of testicular germ cell tumor (GCT) but carries significant surgical morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with a midline extraperitoneal (EP) approach to RPLND for seminomatous and nonseminomatous GCT. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: From 2010 to 2015, 122 consecutive patients underwent RPLND from a prospective database. Patients requiring aortic resection or retrocrural dissection or with intraperitoneal disease were excluded...
March 18, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316066/long-term-results-and-tolerability-of-tandem-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-90-y-177-lu-dotatate-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-respect-to-the-primary-location-a-10-year-study
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Jolanta Kunikowska, Dariusz Pawlak, Marianna I Bąk, Beata Kos-Kudła, Renata Mikołajczak, Leszek Królicki
INTRODUCTION: The peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with (90)Y and (177)Lu is a form of molecular targeted therapy for inoperable or disseminated neuroendocrine tumors (NET). AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical results and long-term side effects of tandem (90)Y /(177)Lu-DOTATATE therapy in patients with NET. Additionally, we evaluated clinical results with reference to the primary site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 59 patients with disseminated NET were included in the study prospectively...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315061/external-validation-of-the-simplified-preoperative-assessment-for-low-grade-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix
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Vladimir Milovanov, Armando Sardi, Nail Aydin, Carol Nieroda, Michelle Sittig, Vadim Gushchin
BACKGROUND: MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a computed tomography (CT)-based preoperative assessment tool simplified preoperative assessment for appendix tumor (SPAAT) for predicting incomplete cytoreduction (IC) in low-grade mucinous adenocarcinoma (LGMA) of the appendix, based on preoperative CT scans. This study independently evaluates the tool's performance. METHODS: Seventy-six preoperative CT scans of LGMA patients were evaluated by two surgeons unfamiliar with the patients' medical history...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303455/duodenal-cancer-in-a-young-patient-with-peuts-jeghers-syndrome-harboring-an-entire-deletion-of-the-stk11-gene
#7
Satoshi Teramae, Koichi Okamoto, Kumiko Tanaka, Reika Matsumoto, Shinji Kitamura, Tetsuo Kimura, Masahiro Sogabe, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Naoki Muguruma, Yoshimi Bando, Mitsuo Shimada, Tetsuji Takayama
A 21-year-old woman with Peuts-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) was referred to our hospital for gastrointestinal surveillance. She had been diagnosed as having PJS from a young age based on her family history and the presence of mucocutaneous pigmentation on her lips and oral mucosa. Her mother and brother had PJS harboring an entire deletion of the STK11 gene. She had tetralogy of Fallot, atrial tachycardia, sick sinus syndrome, and mental retardation in her past history. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy identified a protruded lesion with a depressed area that occupied the lumen half-circumferentially in the duodenal second portion and also showed a 10-mm protruded lesion on the anterior wall of the lower gastric body...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303430/management-of-neuroendocrine-tumor-liver-metastases-long-term-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-from-a-large-prospective-database
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Mark Fairweather, Richard Swanson, Jiping Wang, Lauren K Brais, Trevor Dutton, Matthew H Kulke, Thomas E Clancy
BACKGROUND: Liver-directed therapies have been used to treat neuroendocrine liver metastases (NELM) for both symptomatic improvement and tumor growth control. We reviewed our experience with NELM to investigate the outcomes of available treatment modalities and to identify prognostic factors for survival. METHODS: We identified all patients with NELM, who were managed at our institution, from a prospectively collected institutional database. Overall survival (OS) was determined for each treatment modality...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301579/a-novel-model-of-colitis-associated-cancer-in-samp1-yitfc-mice-with-crohn-s-disease-like-ileitis
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Paola Menghini, Luca Di Martino, Loris R Lopetuso, Daniele Corridoni, Joshua C Webster, Wei Xin, Kristen O Arseneau, Minh Lam, Theresa T Pizarro, Fabio Cominelli
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for developing colorectal cancer. Evidence suggests that colonic dysplasia and colitis-associated cancer (CAC) are often linked to repeated cycles of epithelial cell injury and repair in the context of chronic production of inflammatory cytokines. Several mouse models of CAC have been proposed, including chemical induction through exposure to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) with the genotoxic agents azoxymethane (AOM), 1,2-dymethylhydrazine (DHM) or targeted genetic mutations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300658/effect-of-particle-size-on-the-biodistribution-toxicity-and-efficacy-of-drug-loaded-polymeric-nanoparticles-in-chemoradiotherapy
#10
Joseph M Caster, Stephanie K Yu, Artish N Patel, Nicole J Newman, Zachary J Lee, Samuel B Warner, Kyle T Wagner, Kyle C Roche, Xi Tian, Yuanzeng Min, Andrew Z Wang
Nanoparticle (NP) therapeutics can improve the therapeutic index of chemoradiotherapy (CRT). However, the effect of NP physical properties, such particle size, on CRT is unknown. To address this, we examined the effects of NP size on biodistribution, efficacy and toxicity in CRT. PEG-PLGA NPs (50, 100, 150nm mean diameters) encapsulating wotrmannin (wtmn) or KU50019 were formulated. These NP formulations were potent radiosensitizers in vitro in HT29, SW480, and lovo rectal cancer lines. In vivo, the smallest particles avoided hepatic and splenic accumulation while more homogeneously penetrating tumor xenografts than larger particles...
March 11, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300333/psychological-stress-induced-colonic-barrier-dysfunction-role-of-immune-mediated-mechanisms
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P Hattay, D K Prusator, L Tran, B Greenwood-Van Meerveld
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) exhibit increases in gut permeability and alterations in tight junction (TJ) protein expression. Although psychological stress worsens IBS symptoms, the mechanisms by which stress enhances gut permeability and affects TJ protein expression remain to be determined. Here, we test the hypothesis that chronic intermittent psychological stress activates the release of proinflammatory cytokines to alter TJ proteins and promotes increased gut permeability...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295275/pannexin-hemichannels-a-novel-promising-therapy-target-for-oxidative-stress-related-diseases
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REVIEW
Jin Xu, Linxi Chen, Lanfang Li
Pannexins, which contain three subtypes: pannexin-1, pannexin-2 and pannexin-3, are vertebrate glycoproteins that form non-junctional plasma membrane intracellular hemichannels via oligomerization. Oxidative stress refers to an imbalance of the generation and elimination of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Studies have shown that elevated ROS levels are pivotal in the development of a variety of diseases. Recent studies indicate that the occurrence of these oxidative stress related diseases is associated with pannexin hemichannels...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289512/giant-abdominal-osteosarcoma-causing-intestinal-obstruction-treated-with-resection-and-adjuvant-chemotherapy
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Alexandros Diamantis, Grigorios Christodoulidis, Dionysia Vasdeki, Foteini Karasavvidou, Evangelos Margonis, Konstantinos Tepetes
Extraskeletal osteosarcoma (ESOS) is an uncommon tumor that accounts for 1% of all soft tissue sarcomas and 4% of all osteosarcomas. Its presentation may be atypical, while pain has been described as the most common symptom. Radiological findings include a large mass in the soft-tissues with massive calcifications, but no attachment to the adjacent bone or periosteum. We present the case of a 73-year-old gentle man who presented with a palpable, tender abdominal mass and symptoms of bowel obstruction. Computer tomography images revealed a large space-occupying heterogeneous, hyper dense soft tissue mass involving the small intestine...
February 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288320/therapeutic-potentials-of-baicalin-and-its-aglycone-baicalein-against-inflammatory-disorders
#14
REVIEW
Biswanath Dinda, Subhajit Dinda, Saikat DasSharma, Rajarshi Banik, Ankita Chakraborty, Manikarna Dinda
The flavonoids, baicalin (5,6-dihydroxy-2-phenyl-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one-7-O-d-β-glucuronic acid) 1 and its aglycone, baicalein 2 are found in edible medicinal plants, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi and Oroxylum indicum (L.) Kurz in abundant quantities. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of these flavonoids have been demonstrated in various disease models, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, gout and rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, neurodegenerative-, liver- and kidney diseases, encephalomyelitis, and carcinogenesis...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287942/fdg-pet-ct-pitfalls-in-gynecologic-and-genitourinary-oncologic-imaging
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Amish Lakhani, Sairah R Khan, Nishat Bharwani, Victoria Stewart, Andrea G Rockall, Sameer Khan, Tara D Barwick
The role of whole-body positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) with fluorodeoxyglucose ( FDG fluorodeoxyglucose ) is now established in the assessment of many gynecologic and genitourinary malignant tumors. FDG fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT has been widely adopted for staging assessments in patients with suspected advanced disease, in cases of suspected disease recurrence, and for determining prognosis in a number of malignancies. A number of pitfalls are commonly encountered when reviewing FDG fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans in gynecologic and genitourinary cases; these pitfalls can be classified into those that yield potential false-positive or false-negative results...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283249/sphingosine-1-phosphate-signaling-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Ole Haagen Nielsen, Yuan Li, Bengt Johansson-Lindbom, Mehmet Coskun
An unmet medical need exists for the development of targeted therapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with easily administered and stable oral drugs, particularly as most patients on biologics [i.e., tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and anti-integrins] are either primary non-responders or lose responsiveness during maintenance treatment. A new class of small molecules, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators, has recently shown efficacy in IBD. Here we provide an overview of the mechanism of action of this novel treatment principle in the context of intestinal inflammation...
March 7, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282604/the-fecal-occult-blood-test-as-a-tool-for-improved-outpatient-qualification-for-colonoscopy-a-single-center-experience-and-10-year-follow-up-survey
#17
Zbigniew Banaszkiewicz, Jacek Budzyński, Krzysztof Tojek, Paweł Jarmocik, Jacek Frasz, Marcin Mrozowski, Maciej Świtoński, Arkadiusz Jawień
PURPOSE: Colonoscopy is not widely and easily available in all countries, even for symptomatic patients. This is one of the causes of tumors not being diagnosed until an advanced stage. The aim of this study was to estimate the efficacy of the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in the diagnostic work-up of outpatients referred to a colorectal unit due to indistinct abdominal symptoms. PATIENTS/METHODS: Among 10418 consecutive symptomatic individuals referred to the outpatient clinic, an immunochemical FOBT (Hem-Check 1(®)) was recommended for 9432 patients with indistinct symptoms as a tool for qualifying them for colonoscopy...
March 7, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279838/modulation-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
REVIEW
Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Ronald Christopher, Dominic Behan, Cheryl Lassen
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, involve an inappropriate immune reaction in the digestive tract, causing a variety of disabling symptoms. The advent of monoclonal antibodies (anti-tumor necrosis factor, anti-integrin, anti-interleukin -23) has revolutionized IBD management. Nevertheless, these agents, with potential for immunogenicity, are associated with high rates of response loss and disease relapse over time. They are also associated with high production costs...
March 6, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275959/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-analysis-of-primary-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-10-year-retrospective-study
#19
Zhijie Yin, Jinbo Gao, Weizhen Liu, Cheng Huang, Xiaoming Shuai, Guobin Wang, Kaixiong Tao, Peng Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this paper were to investigate the clinicopathological characteristics and prognostic factors of GI-bleeding GIST patients and explore whether GI bleeding is a risk factor for GIST relapse. METHODS: Primary GIST patients with initial symptoms of GI bleeding or no GI bleeding were retrospectively studied. RESULTS: Up to 178 GI-bleeding GIST patients including 108 (60.7%) males and 70 (39.3%) females were evaluated for the clinicopathological characteristics...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267005/mri-for-local-staging-of-colon-cancer-can-mri-become-the-optimal-staging-modality-for-patients-with-colon-cancer
#20
Elias Nerad, Doenja M J Lambregts, Erik L J Kersten, Monique Maas, Frans C H Bakers, Harrie C M van den Bosch, Heike I Grabsch, Regina G H Beets-Tan, Max J Lahaye
BACKGROUND: Colon cancer is currently staged with CT. However, MRI is superior in the detection of colorectal liver metastasis, and MRI is standard in local staging of rectal cancer. Optimal (local) staging of colon cancer could become crucial in selecting patients for neoadjuvant treatment in the near future (Fluoropyrimidine Oxaliplatin and Targeted Receptor Preoperative Therapy trial). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of MRI for local staging of colon cancer...
April 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
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