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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625834/association-between-natural-killer-cell-activity-and-colorectal-cancer-in-high-risk-subjects-undergoing-colonoscopy
#1
G Jobin, R Rodriguez-Suarez, K Betito
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Low activity of natural killer (NK) cells has been associated with increased risk of cancer and has been reported in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Activity of NK cells can be measured in a small volume of whole blood by a commercially available test. We investigated whether this test could be used to identify patients with CRC, using findings from colonoscopy as a reference standard. METHODS: We performed an open-label, prospective, cross-sectional study of 872 high-risk subjects (more than 40 years old) screened for CRC by colonoscopy at a university hospital in Montreal, Canada from October 2014 through January 2016...
June 15, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621643/the-clinical-effectiveness-of-different-surveillance-strategies-to-prevent-colorectal-cancer-in-people-with-intermediate-grade-colorectal-adenomas-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-and-psychological-and-economic-evaluations
#2
Wendy Atkin, Amy Brenner, Jessica Martin, Katherine Wooldrage, Urvi Shah, Fiona Lucas, Paul Greliak, Kevin Pack, Ines Kralj-Hans, Ann Thomson, Sajith Perera, Jill Wood, Anne Miles, Jane Wardle, Benjamin Kearns, Paul Tappenden, Jonathan Myles, Andrew Veitch, Stephen W Duffy
BACKGROUND: The UK guideline recommends 3-yearly surveillance for patients with intermediate-risk (IR) adenomas. No study has examined whether or not this group has heterogeneity in surveillance needs. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of surveillance on colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence; assess heterogeneity in risk; and identify the optimum frequency of surveillance, the psychological impact of surveillance, and the cost-effectiveness of alternative follow-up strategies...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615131/stimulation-of-colorectal-biopsies-from-miniature-dachshunds-with-inflammatory-colorectal-polyps-with-toll-like-receptor-ligands-a-pilot-study
#3
Nozomu Yokoyama, Hiroshi Ohta, Yumiko Kagawa, Noriyuki Nagata, Khoirun Nisa, Tomoya Morita, Tatsuyuki Osuga, Noboru Sasaki, Keitaro Morishita, Kensuke Nakamura, Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi
Inflammatory colorectal polyps (ICRPs) in miniature dachshunds (MDs) are a possible novel form of breed-specific canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this pilot study, we investigated the effects of different Toll like receptor (TLR2, TLR4, TLR5 and TLR9) ligands on pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α) gene expression in ex vivo-cultured colorectal samples from four MDs with ICRPs and four healthy MDs. At baseline, no significant difference in the mRNA expression levels of TLRs and pro-inflammatory cytokines was observed between cases and control MDs...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596986/international-core-curriculum-for-capsule-endoscopy-training-courses
#4
Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Simon Panter, Cristina Carretero, Carolyn Davison, Xavier Dray, Evgeny Fedorov, Richard Makins, Miguel Mascarenhas, Mark McAlindon, Deirdre McNamara, Hansa Palmer, Jean Francoise Rey, Jean Christophe Saurin, Uwe Seitz, Cristiano Spada, Ervin Toth, Felix Wiedbrauck, Martin Keuchel
Capsule endoscopy (CE) has become a first-line noninvasive tool for visualisation of the small bowel (SB) and is being increasingly used for investigation of the colon. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines have specified requirements for the clinical applications of CE. However, there are no standardized recommendations yet for CE training courses in Europe. The following suggestions in this curriculum are based on the experience of European CE training courses directors. It is suggested that 12 hours be dedicated for either a small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) or a colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) course with 4 hours for an introductory CCE course delivered in conjunction with SBCE courses...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584905/clinical-characteristics-of-intussusception-secondary-to-pathologic-lead-points-in-children-a-single-center-experience-with-65-cases
#5
Xiao-Kun Lin, Qiong-Zhang Xia, Xiao-Zhong Huang, Yi-Jiang Han, Guo-Rong He, Na Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Intussusception secondary to pathologic lead points (PLPs) is a challenging condition for pediatric surgeons, and few studies have been published on this subject. The aim of this study was to review and analyze clinical data on the diagnosis and management of intussusception secondary to PLPs in children. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2016, a total of 65 pediatric patients with a diagnosis of intussusception secondary to PLPs were retrospectively reviewed...
June 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571155/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-causing-small-intestinal-polyps-with-intussusception-a-report-of-two-cases
#6
M Vani, Ajit Nambiar, K Geetha, Byju Kundil
Renal cell carcinomas have diverse clinical presentations. Patients may present with metastatic symptoms at the time of diagnosis or years after resection of primary tumour. Small intestine is a rare site for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Presentation as polypoid metastasis with intussusception is extremely rare. Here, we report two cases with this rare presentation. Case 1 was a 65-year-old male with multiple polypoid metastasis causing intussusception while on palliative chemotherapy for renal cell carcinoma...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567375/video-capsule-colonoscopy-in-routine-clinical-practice
#7
Ervin Toth, Diana E Yung, Artur Nemeth, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
BACKGROUND: Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) offers direct mucosal visualisation without sedation or gas insufflation required in conventional colonoscopy (CC). However, evidence for the role of CCE as an adjunct or alternative to CC remains equivocal. In this observational cohort study, we report our experience of using CCE to investigate patients with suspected colon pathology at a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: From 2007-2015, consecutive patients requiring colonoscopy were recruited from a tertiary care centre in Malmo, Sweden...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567116/efficacy-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy-for-small-bowel-polypectomy-clinical-and-economic-evaluation
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Gabriel Rahmi, Marie-Amélie Vinet, Guillaume Perrod, Jean-Christophe Saurin, Elia Samaha, Thierry Ponchon, Jean-Marc Canard, Joël Edery, Hassani Maoulida, Gilles Chatellier, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Christophe Cellier
BACKGROUND: We evaluated first the feasibility of endoscopic small-bowel polypectomy and second, the economic aspects, by comparing the cost of endoscopic and surgical polyp resection. METHODS: A prospective, observational, multicenter study included 494 patients with positive capsule endoscopy (CE) before double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). We selected only CE with at least one polyp. The retrospective economic evaluation compared patients treated by DBE or surgery for small-bowel polypectomy...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550623/malignant-tumors-associated-with-juvenile-polyposis-syndrome-in-japan
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REVIEW
Hideyuki Ishida, Keiichiro Ishibashi, Takeo Iwama
PURPOSE: The risk of malignant tumors developing in association with juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) was evaluated to explore the optimal treatment for this rare disease. METHODS: We reviewed the data on JPS cases reported in Japan between January, 1971 and March, 2016. RESULTS: A total of 171 cases were evaluable. Of these 171 patients, 83 (48.5%) were female and the median age at diagnosis was 28 years (range 1-80 years). The polyps were located in the stomach alone (n = 62; 36...
May 26, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533869/-rare-etiology-of-subocclusive-syndrome-inflammatory-fibroid-polyp-of-the-ileum-about-a-clinical-case
#10
Redouane Ahtil, Mustapha Bensghir, Mohammed Meziane, Abdelhafid Houba, Abelhamid Jaafari, Salim Jaafar Lalaoui, Charki Haimeur
Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is a rare benign lesion, originating from the submucosa in the gastrointestinal tract. It generally appears as an isolated benign lesion, rarely located at the level of the ileum. Its origin is controversial. Clinical presentation varies depending on its location; invagination and obstruction are the most common indicative symptoms when the polyp is located at the level of the small intestine. We report the case of a 22-year old patient with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and a personal history of intermittent constipation and a weight loss during the previous year...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513544/morphogenetically-active-barrier-membrane-for-guided-bone-regeneration-based-on-amorphous-polyphosphate
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Xiaohong Wang, Maximilian Ackermann, Meik Neufurth, Shunfeng Wang, Heinz C Schröder, Werner E G Müller
We describe a novel regeneratively-active barrier membrane which consists of a durable electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) net covered with a morphogenetically-active biohybrid material composed of collagen and inorganic polyphosphate (polyP). The patch-like fibrous collagen structures are decorated with small amorphous polyP nanoparticles (50 nm) formed by precipitation of this energy-rich and enzyme-degradable (alkaline phosphatase) polymer in the presence of calcium ions. The fabricated PCL-polyP/collagen hybrid mats are characterized by advantageous biomechanical properties, such as enhanced flexibility and stretchability with almost unaltered tensile strength of the PCL net...
May 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510601/reproductive-biology-of-the-deep-brooding-coral-seriatopora-hystrix-implications-for-shallow-reef-recovery
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Rian Prasetia, Frederic Sinniger, Kaito Hashizume, Saki Harii
Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs, between 30 and 150 m depth) are hypothesized to contribute to the recovery of degraded shallow reefs through sexually produced larvae (referred to as Deep Reef Refuge Hypothesis). In Okinawa, Japan, the brooder coral Seriatopora hystrix was reported to be locally extinct in a shallow reef while it was found abundant at a MCE nearby. In this context, S. hystrix represents a key model to test the Deep Reef Refuge Hypothesis and to understand the potential contribution of mesophotic corals to shallow coral reef recovery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505114/osteopontin-deficiency-suppresses-intestinal-tumor-development-in-apc-deficient-min-mice
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Rikako Ishigamori, Masami Komiya, Shinji Takasu, Michihiro Mutoh, Toshio Imai, Mami Takahashi
Osteopontin (OPN) is a secreted phosphoglycoprotein, and is a transcriptional target of aberrant Wnt signaling. OPN is upregulated in human colon cancers, and is suggested to enhance cancer progression. In this study, the effect of deficiency of OPN on intestinal tumor development in Apc-deficient Min mice was investigated. At 16 weeks of age, the number of small intestinal polyps in Min/OPN(+/-) and Min/OPN(-/-) mice was lower than that of Min/OPN(+/+) mice. Colorectal tumor incidences and multiplicities in Min/OPN(+/-) and Min/OPN(-/-) mice were significantly lower than those in Min/OPN(+/+) mice, being 48% and 0...
May 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503955/new-insights-into-the-earliest-stages-of-colorectal-tumorigenesis
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Chelsie K Sievers, William M Grady, Richard B Halberg, Perry J Pickhardt
Tumors in the large intestine have been postulated to arise via a stepwise accumulation of mutations, a process that takes up to 20 years. Recent advances in lineage tracing and DNA sequencing, however, are revealing new evolutionary models that better explain the vast amount of heterogeneity observed within and across colorectal tumors. Areas covered: A review of the literature supporting a novel model of colorectal tumor evolution was conducted. The following commentary examines the basic science and clinical evidence supporting a modified view of tumor initiation and progression in the colon...
May 26, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493238/cold-polypectomy-for-duodenal-adenomas-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoaki Matsumura, Shingo Kasamatsu, Hideaki Ishigami, Takashi Taida, Kenichiro Okimoto, Tomoo Nakagawa, Tatsuro Katsuno, Makoto Arai
Background and study aims Endoscopic resection is effective in treating nonampullary duodenal adenomas but has a high incidence of complications. Cold polypectomy, including cold forceps polypectomy (CFP) and cold snare polypectomy (CSP), is safe and effective in treating colorectal polyps. However, its utility in sporadic nonampullary duodenal adenomas has not been investigated. The purpose of this prospective study was to examine the safety and efficacy of cold polypectomy for sporadic nonampullary duodenal adenomas...
May 10, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483662/the-management-of-polyps-in-female-reproductive-organs
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REVIEW
Vasilios Tanos, Kelsey Elizabeth Berry, Jaana Seikkula, Elissa Abi Raad, Andreas Stavroulis, Zaki Sleiman, Rudi Campo, Stephan Gordts
Polyps of the lower reproductive tract are found in 7.8-50% of women. It has been hypothesized that cytogenetic modifications on chromosomes 6, 7 and 12 as well as epigenetic factors involving enzyme and metabolic activities may cause polyps to develop. Cervical polyps found in 2-5% of cases are of low clinical significance and can cause, although rarely, post coital bleedings. Cervical polyps grow during pregnancy and mucorrhoea. Trans vaginal ultrasound (TVU) provides an excellent diagnostic technique to diagnose the size and the anatomic location of endometrial polyps (EPs)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445255/peutz-jeghers-syndrome-with-intermittent-upper-intestinal-obstruction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
Shou-Xing Duan, Guang-Huan Wang, Jun Zhong, Wen-Hui Ou, Ma-Xian Fu, Fu-Sheng Wang, Shu-Hua Ma, Jian-Hong Li
RATIONALE: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant genetic syndrome characterized by a unique type of gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyp associated with oral and anal mucocutaneous pigmentations. Peutz-Jeghers polyps occur most numerously in the small intestine but frequently in the colon and stomach, only a few cases have been reported in the duodenum. PATIENT CONCERN: A further family history survey discovered 10 out of 14 members of the family (in 4 generations) had mucocutaneous pigmentations, but many of them were living in rural areas where they had no access to specialized medical services, so none were checked with endoscopy for polyps of hamartoma...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427752/spontaneously-arising-tumours-and-tumour-like-lesions-of-the-cervix-and-uterus-in-83-pet-guinea-pigs-cavia-porcellus
#18
C Laik-Schandelmaier, R Klopfleisch, S Schöniger, G Weiffenbach, M Staudacher, H Aupperle
Tumours and tumour-like lesions are rare findings in the genital system of guinea pigs. The aim of the present study was to characterize nodular lesions in the cervix and uterus of guinea pigs submitted for histopathological diagnosis. Samples from 83 pet animals were investigated. Cases included 64 surgically excised masses including complete uteri (n = 37), parts from uteri containing masses (n = 8), complete masses (n = 12) or samples from masses (n = 7) and 19 complete necropsy examinations. In 55 of the cases, only solitary changes were observed; in 28 cases two or more lesions were diagnosed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414304/transforming-activity-and-therapeutic-targeting-of-c-terminal-binding-protein-2-in-apc-mutated-neoplasia
#19
E T Sumner, A T Chawla, A D Cororaton, J E Koblinski, R C Kovi, I M Love, B B Szomju, S Korwar, K C Ellis, S R Grossman
Overexpression of the transcriptional coregulators C-terminal binding proteins 1 and 2 (CtBP1 and 2) occurs in many human solid tumors and is associated with poor prognosis. CtBP modulates oncogenic gene expression programs and is an emerging drug target, but its oncogenic role is unclear. Consistent with this oncogenic potential, exogenous CtBP2 transformed primary mouse and human cells to anchorage independence similarly to mutant H-Ras. To investigate CtBP's contribution to in vivo tumorigenesis, Apc(min/+) mice, which succumb to massive intestinal polyposis, were bred to Ctbp2(+/-) mice...
April 17, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406434/preventive-effects-of-heat-killed-enterococcus-faecalis-strain-ec-12-on-mouse-intestinal-tumor-development
#20
Shingo Miyamoto, Masami Komiya, Gen Fujii, Takahiro Hamoya, Ruri Nakanishi, Kyoko Fujimoto, Shuya Tamura, Yurie Kurokawa, Maiko Takahashi, Tetsuo Ijichi, Michihiro Mutoh
Establishing effective methods for preventing colorectal cancer by so-called "functional foods" is important because the global burden of colorectal cancer is increasing. Enterococcus faecalis strain EC-12 (EC-12), which belongs to the family of lactic acid bacteria, has been shown to exert pleiotropic effects, such as anti-allergy and anti-infectious effects, on mammalian cells. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the preventive effects of heat-killed EC-12 on intestinal carcinogenesis. We fed 5-week-old male and female Apc mutant Min mice diets containing 50 or 100 ppm heat-killed EC-12 for 8 weeks...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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