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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223986/kras-testing-tumor-location-and-survival-in-patients-with-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-seer-2010-2013
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Mary E Charlton, Amanda R Kahl, Alissa A Greenbaum, Jordan J Karlitz, Chi Lin, Charles F Lynch, Vivien W Chen
Purpose:KRAS mutations and tumor location have been associated with response to targeted therapy among patients with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) in various trials. This study performed the first population-based examination of associations between KRAS mutations, tumor location, and survival, and assessed factors associated with documented KRAS testing. Methods: Patients with stage IV adenocarcinoma of the colon/rectum diagnosed from 2010 to 2013 were extracted from SEER data. Analyses of patient characteristics, KRAS testing, and tumor location were conducted using logistic regression...
December 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219924/combined-laparoscopic-and-perineal-approach-to-omental-interposition-repair-of-complex-rectovaginal-fistula
#2
Hester de Bruijn, Yasuko Maeda, Jamie Murphy, Janindra Warusavitarne, Carolynne J Vaizey
INTRODUCTION: Surgical repair of rectovaginal fistula remains a challenge. Complex and recurrent rectovaginal fistula repairs often fail because of scarring and devascularization of the surrounding tissue. Omental interposition may promote healing by introducing bulky vascularized tissue into the rectovaginal septum. TECHNIQUE: With the patient in the lithotomy position, the rectovaginal septum was dissected transperineally up to the fistula tract and the openings on both vaginal and rectal sides were closed using interrupted, absorbable sutures...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218384/is-it-possible-to-give-a-single-definition-of-the-rectosigmoid-junction
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Damien Massalou, David Moszkowicz, Daniela Mariage, Patrick Baqué, Olivier Camuzard, Nicolas Bronsard
AIM: The rectosigmoid junction is the limit separating the sigmoid colon and rectum. This transition zone has different definitions. We want to highlight different landmarks of the rectosigmoid junction (RSJ), to help the clinicians to adopt a consensual definition. METHOD: We reviewed anatomical, endoscopic, physiological and surgical points of view concerning the rectosigmoid junction (RSJ). RESULTS: The rectosigmoid junction has a different definition depending on who is studying it...
December 7, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217892/bowel-migration-of-dormant-chronic-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-a-vexed-problem-not-avoided-by-flushing
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P Vincent, J Gopinathan, R Narayanan
Delayed bowel erosion by peritoneal dialysis catheter is rare with fewer than thirty cases having been reported in the literature. This complication is usually encountered when the catheter is kept dormant. Two cases have also been reported with catheters in active use. The risk factors for bowel erosion include immunosuppression, diverticulosis, and amyloidosis. An 80-year-old male with chronic kidney disease Stage 5 due to hypertensive nephrosclerosis underwent chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216565/incidence-prevalence-mortality-disability-adjusted-life-years-and-risk-factors-of-cancer-in-australia-and-comparison-with-oecd-countries-1990-2015-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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Yohannes Adama Melaku, Sarah L Appleton, Tiffany K Gill, Felix A Ogbo, Elizabeth Buckley, Zumin Shi, Tim Driscoll, Robert Adams, Benjamin C Cowie, Christina Fitzmaurice
BACKGROUND: Comparative evidence on the burden, trend, and risk factors of cancer is limited. Using data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, we aimed to assess cancer burden - incidence, prevalence, mortality, disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) - and attributable risk factors for Australia between 1990 and 2015, and to compare them with those of 34 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). METHODS: The general GBD cancer estimation methods were used with data input from vital registration systems and cancer registries...
December 4, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215955/results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-iii-trial-of-trifluridine-tipiracil-tas-102-monotherapy-in-asian-patients-with-previously-treated-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-the-terra-study
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Jianming Xu, Tae Won Kim, Lin Shen, Virote Sriuranpong, Hongming Pan, Ruihua Xu, Weijian Guo, Sae-Won Han, Tianshu Liu, Young Suk Park, Chunmei Shi, Yuxian Bai, Feng Bi, Joong Bae Ahn, Shukui Qin, Qi Li, Changping Wu, Dong Ma, Donghu Lin, Jin Li
Purpose Trifluridine/tipiracil (TAS-102) was effective in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in a phase II Japanese trial. This regional trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of trifluridine/tipiracil in Asian patients with mCRC with or without exposure to biologic therapy. Patients and Methods This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III trial was conducted at 30 sites in China, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand. Patients ≥ 18 years old with histologically or cytologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum and known KRAS status who were refractory or intolerant to two or more prior chemotherapy regimens were enrolled...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215476/clinical-outcomes-of-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-malignant-rectal-obstruction
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Hyun Jung Lee, Sung Pil Hong, Jae Hee Cheon, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim, Soo Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metal stents are widely used to treat malignant colorectal obstruction. However, data on clinical outcomes of stent placement for rectal obstruction specifically are lacking. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes of self-expandable metal stents in malignant rectal obstruction in comparison with those in left colonic obstruction and to identify factors associated with clinical failure and complication. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212105/-german-society-of-gastroenterology-digestive-and-metabolic-diseases-dgvs-position-statement-on-endoscopic-decompression-in-acute-ileus
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Martin Götz, Georg Braun, Ralf Jakobs, Helmut Messmann, Eduard F Stange, Markus M Lerch
In patients with ileus with dilated intestine in imaging studies, endoscopic decompression appears a feasible option. However, its use is often uncritical and without scientific evidence. Before considering endoscopic intervention, CT-imaging should differentiate between mechanical obstruction and paralytic ileus/intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Tumor diagnosis and localisation are essential because the latter determines the choice of the decompression procedure. Coecal dilatation of more than 12 cm indicates an increased risk of perforation...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210899/distinct-microbial-populations-exist-in-the-mucosa-associated-microbiota-of-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-ulcerative-colitis
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Wenting Zhong, Xiaolan Lu, Haitao Shi, Gang Zhao, Yahua Song, Yonghua Wang, Jing Zhang, Yaofeng Jin, Shenhao Wang
GOALS: The goal of this study was to observe the bacterial colonization in the intestinal mucosa in the patients with diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) and ulcerative colitis (UC), and compare the mucosa-associated microbiota among the IBS-D patients, UC patients and the healthy control, and explore the correlation of the mucosa-associated microbiota with clinical manifestations. STUDY: A total of 20 IBS-D patients, 28 patients with UC (16 active, 12 inactive) and 16 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209981/the-effect-of-frailty-index-on-early-outcomes-after-combined-colorectal-and-liver-resections
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Sophia Y Chen, Miloslawa Stem, Marcelo Cerullo, Susan L Gearhart, Bashar Safar, Sandy H Fang, Matthew J Weiss, Jin He, Jonathan E Efron
BACKGROUND: Although previous studies have examined frailty as a potential predictor of adverse surgical outcomes, little is reported on its application. We sought to assess the impact of the 5-item modified frailty index (mFI) on morbidity in patients undergoing combined colorectal and liver resections. METHODS: Adult patients who underwent combined colorectal and liver resections were identified using the ACS-NSQIP database (2005-2015). The 5-item mFI consists of history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, and partial/total dependence...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209524/heterogeneity-of-colon-cancer-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Marco C Merlano, Cristina Granetto, Elena Fea, Vincenzo Ricci, Ornella Garrone
The large bowel shows biomolecular, anatomical and bacterial changes that proceed from the proximal to the distal tract. These changes account for the different behaviour of colon cancers arising from the diverse sides of the colon-rectum as well as for the sensitivity to the therapy, including immunotherapy. The gut microbiota plays an important role in the modulation of the immune response and differs between the right colon cancer and the left colorectal cancer. The qualitative and quantitative difference of the commensal bacteria between the right side and the left side induces epigenetic changes in the intestinal epithelial cells as well as in the resident immune population...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208881/clinicopathological-assessment-of-colorectal-carcinoma-in-mymensingh-medical-college-hospital-bangladesh
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M M Mahamud, F Wahed, J Ferdous, M K Khan
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. It is mainly a disease of the developed countries with a western culture, yet the disease is not uncommon in developing countries. There is substantial geographical variation in the incidence and demographic characteristics of the disease. Variations are also observed in the risk factors, mode of presentation, sub site distribution and stage of the disease at presentation...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206231/cancer-type-dependent-expression-of-ck2-transcripts
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Melissa M J Chua, Migi Lee, Isabel Dominguez
A multitude of proteins are aberrantly expressed in cancer cells, including the oncogenic serine-threonine kinase CK2. In a previous report, we found increases in CK2 transcript expression that could explain the increased CK2 protein levels found in tumors from lung and bronchus, prostate, breast, colon and rectum, ovarian and pancreatic cancers. We also found that, contrary to the current notions about CK2, some CK2 transcripts were downregulated in several cancers. Here, we investigate all other cancers using Oncomine to determine whether they also display significant CK2 transcript dysregulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204164/comparison-of-dose-volume-parameters-evaluated-using-three-forward-planning-optimization-techniques-in-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-involving-two-applicators
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Bikramjit Chakrabarti, Somapriya Basu-Roy, Sanjay Kumar Kar, Sounik Das, Annesha Lahiri
Purpose: This study is intended to compare dose-volume parameters evaluated using different forward planning- optimization techniques, involving two applicator systems in intracavitary brachytherapy for cervical cancer. It looks for the best applicator-optimization combination to fulfill recommended dose-volume objectives in different high-dose-rate (HDR) fractionation schedules. Material and methods: We used tandem-ring and Fletcher-style tandem-ovoid applicator in same patients in two fractions of brachytherapy...
October 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194775/involvement-of-shared-mucosal-associated-microbiota-in-the-duodenum-and-rectum-in-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Gangping Li, Min Yang, Yu Jin, Ying Li, Wei Qian, Hanhua Xiong, Jun Song, Xiaohua Hou
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Most studies of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) focused on microbiota dysbiosis in a single segment of the intestine such as the colon. However, the intestine as a whole is involved in IBS-D and knowledge about the role of microbiota shared by the duodenum and rectum in IBS-D is limited. Here we investigated the characteristics of mucosal microbiota shared by the duodenum and rectum in IBS-D patients. METHODS: We collected duodenal and rectal mucosal samples from 33 adult IBS-D patients and 15 healthy subjects (HC)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190931/cancer-mortality-trends-in-an-industrial-district-of-shanghai-china-from-1974-to-2014-and-projections-to-2029
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Mi Li, Shuo Wang, Xue Han, Wenbin Liu, Jiahui Song, Hongwei Zhang, Jia Zhao, Fan Yang, Xiaojie Tan, Xi Chen, Yan Liu, Hui Li, Yibo Ding, Xiaoyu Du, Jianhua Yin, Rong Zhang, Guangwen Cao
We aimed to characterize the trends and projections of cancer mortalities in Yangpu, an industry restructuring district of Shanghai, China. With high-quality data from the death registration system, the authors analyzed the trends in cancer mortalities during 1974-2014 and their relationship with pollution control and socioeconomic improvements. Cancer burden was projected into 2029. During 1974-2014, cancer death accounted for 28.80% of all-cause death. The 5 leading causes of cancer death were cancers of the lung & bronchus, stomach, liver, colon & rectum, and esophagus...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190639/induction-of-colon-and-cervical-cancer-cell-death-by-cinnamic-acid-derivatives-is-mediated-through-the-inhibition-of-histone-deacetylases-hdac
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Preethi G Anantharaju, Deepa B Reddy, Mahesh A Padukudru, Ch M Kumari Chitturi, Manjunath G Vimalambike, SubbaRao V Madhunapantula
Recent studies from our group and many others have shown the ability of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors for retarding the growth of carcinomas of cervix, colon and rectum in vitro. A search for naturally occurring HDAC inhibitors continues due to the adverse effects associated with known HDAC inhibitors like SAHA and TSA. Therefore in the current study, naturally occurring cinnamic acids derivatives were screened for HDAC inhibitory effect using in silico docking method which identified cinnamic acids as potential candidates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189259/histologic-features-do-not-reliably-predict-mismatch-repair-protein-deficiency-in-colorectal-carcinoma-the-results-of-a-5-year-prospective-evaluation
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Dane C Olevian, Reetesh K Pai
Most major professional medical organizations advocate universal screening for Lynch syndrome in colorectal carcinoma; however, some allow for a selective screening approach based on clinicopathologic factors including assessment of histologic features of mismatch repair protein deficiency (MMRD). We performed a prospective evaluation for histopathologic features of MMRD in colorectal carcinomas that underwent universal screening for Lynch syndrome to evaluate the ability of histology to predict MMRD. In total, 947 resected colorectal carcinomas over a 5-year period were prospectively analyzed for histologic features of MMRD and for DNA mismatch repair protein abnormalities...
November 20, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187397/the-spirochete-brachyspira-pilosicoli-enteric-pathogen-of-animals-and-humans
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REVIEW
David J Hampson
Brachyspira pilosicoli is a slow-growing anaerobic spirochete that colonizes the large intestine. Colonization occurs commonly in pigs and adult chickens, causing colitis/typhlitis, diarrhea, poor growth rates, and reduced production. Colonization of humans also is common in some populations (individuals living in village and peri-urban settings in developing countries, recent immigrants from developing countries, homosexual males, and HIV-positive patients), but the spirochete rarely is investigated as a potential human enteric pathogen...
January 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
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