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Gerdine C I von Meijenfeldt, Tryfon Vainas, George A Mistiotis, Sarah L Gans, Clark J Zeebregts, Maarten J van der Laan
BACKGROUND: Colonic ischaemia (CI) is a devastating complication after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. The aim of this review was to evaluate the diagnostic test accuracy of routine endoscopy in diagnosing CI after treatment for elective and acute AAA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Pubmed and Embase database searches resulted in 1188 articles. Prospective studies describing routine post-operative colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy after elective or emergency AAA repair were included...
March 16, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Shixin Cindy Shen, Aisha Lofters, Jill Tinmouth, Lawrence Paszat, Linda Rabeneck, Richard H Glazier
Though colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates have increased over time in Ontario, Canada, immigrants continue to have lower rates of screening. This study examines the association between non-adherence to CRC screening and immigration, socio-demographic, healthcare utilization, and primary care physician characteristics among immigrants to Ontario. This is a population-based retrospective cross-sectional study that uses healthcare administrative databases housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences...
March 13, 2018: Preventive Medicine
Nadim Mahmud, Kirk J Wangensteen
Prostate cancer is commonly diagnosed by using a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy. Although this procedure is usually well tolerated, rarely it may be complicated by massive rectal bleeding. We report a case of a 77-year-old male who underwent a TRUS biopsy and subsequently developed recurrent episodes of rectal bleeding with syncope and anemia requiring the transfusion of multiple units of blood. A sigmoidoscopy revealed the source of the bleeding: a large hemorrhoid on the anterior wall of the rectum with an overlying ulceration...
February 2018: Annals of Coloproctology
Rajesh Kumar Wadhwa, Aisha Nazeer, Ayesha Aslam Rai, Nasir Hassan Luck
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the incidence of gastrointestinal disorders requiring endoscopic and histopathologic diagnoses in renal transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective analysis, we examined records of patients seen at the Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Transplantation Sciences, Sindh Institute of Urology and Trans?lantation (Karachi, Pakistan) from January 2010 to December 2014. Renal transplant recipients with gastrointestinal disorders who required endoscopy, including proctoscopy and upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy as per indication, were included...
March 9, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Reuban Toby D'cruz, Cheryl Chien-Li Lau, Thomas Paulraj Thamboo
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) typically causes gastrointestinal infections in immunocompetent patients. Colonic perforations secondary to CMV are exceeding rare. We describe a 88-year-old male presenting with a week-long history of intractable abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and diarrhea. Flexible sigmoidoscopy revealed significant ulceration with yellowish slough. Emergency surgery was performed subsequently in view of multiple perforations in the rectosigmoid junction. CMV gastrointestinal infections demonstrated an ischemic process secondary to vasculitis, which accelerated the pathway to colonic perforation...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Virology
Sandeep Singh, Balram Bhargava, Padma Vasantha, Rohit Bhatia, Hanish Sharma, Sujoy Pal, Peush Sahni, Govind K Makharia
PURPOSE: The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a stool management kit (SMK) for containment of fecal incontinence in hospitalized bedridden patients. DESIGN: A single-group quasi-experimental study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Twenty bedridden adults who had at least 1 episode of fecal incontinence in the prior 24 hours participated in the study. The study setting was the neurological unit of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India...
March 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Amit G Singal, Douglas A Corley, Aruna Kamineni, Michael Garcia, Yingye Zheng, Paul V Doria-Rose, Virginia P Quinn, Christopher D Jensen, Jessica Chubak, Jasmin Tiro, Chyke A Doubeni, Nirupa R Ghai, Celette Sugg Skinner, Karen Wernli, Ethan A Halm
OBJECTIVES: Effectiveness of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening depends on annual testing, but little is known about patterns of repeat stool-based screening within different settings. Our study's objective was to characterize screening patterns and identify factors associated with repeat screening among patients who completed an index guaiac FOBT (gFOBT) or fecal immunochemical test (FIT). METHODS: We performed a multi-center retrospective cohort study among people who completed a FOBT between January 2010 and December 2011 to characterize repeat screening patterns over the subsequent 3 years...
February 27, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Caitlin C Murphy, Bianca M Sigel, Edward Yang, Celette Sugg Skinner, Ethan A Halm, Samir Gupta, Joanne M Sanders, Katharine McCallister, Amit G Singal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening can reduce CRC incidence and mortality, but measuring screening adherence over time is challenging. We examined adherence using a novel measure characterizing the proportion of time covered (PTC) by screening tests. METHODS: Eligible patients were age 50 to 60 years and followed at a large, safety-net healthcare system between January 2010 and September 2014. We estimated PTC as the number of days up-to-date with screening divided by number of days from cohort entry until study end, CRC diagnosis, or death...
February 22, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Flavia Merigo, Alessandro Brandolese, Sonia Facchin, Silvia Missaggia, Paolo Bernardi, Federico Boschi, Renata D'Incà, Edoardo Vincenzo Savarino, Andrea Sbarbati, Giacomo Carlo Sturniolo
AIM: To investigate by immunostaining glucose transporter expression in human colorectal mucosa in controls and patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: Colorectal samples were obtained from patients undergoing lower endoscopic colonoscopy or recto-sigmoidoscopy. Patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis ( n = 18) or Crohn's disease ( n = 10) and scheduled for diagnostic colonoscopy were enrolled. Patients who underwent colonoscopy for prevention screening of colorectal cancer or were followed-up after polypectomy or had a history of lower gastrointestinal symptoms were designated as the control group (CTRL, n = 16)...
February 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Man Hon Tang, Jason Lim, Inny Bushmani, Chee Yung Ng
We present an unusual case of advanced ovarian carcinoma with postoperative complications of ischemia and perforation of the rectum as a result of tumor embolism. The interval progression from ischemia to infarction of the rectum was captured in repeated sigmoidoscopies. A brief discussion on tumor embolism and management of this case is also included.
February 22, 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
Stuart A Taylor, Christian von Wagner
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March 2018: Radiology
Jie-Bin Lew, D James, B St John, Finlay A Macrae, Jon D Emery, Hooi C Ee, Mark A Jenkins, Emily He, Paul Grogan, Michael Caruana, Diana Sarfati, Marjolein Je Greuter, Veerle Mh Coupé, Karen Canfell
The Australian National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) will fully roll-out 2-yearly screening using immunochemical Faecal Occult Blood Test (iFOBT) in people aged 50-74 years by 2020. In this study, we aimed to estimate the comparative health benefits, harms, and cost-effectiveness of screening with iFOBT, versus other potential alternative or adjunctive technologies. A comprehensive validated microsimulation model, Policy1-Bowel, was used to simulate a total of 13 screening approaches involving use of iFOBT, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, computed tomographic colonography (CTC), faecal DNA (fDNA) and plasma DNA (pDNA), in people aged 50-74 years...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Ceres Fernandez-Rozadilla, Christiana Kartsonaki, Connor Woolley, Michael McClellan, Deb Whittington, Gareth Horgan, Simon Leedham, Skirmantas Kriaucionis, James East, Ian Tomlinson
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening might be improved by using a measure of prior risk to modulate screening intensity or the faecal immunochemical test threshold. Intermediate molecular biomarkers could aid risk prediction by capturing both known and unknown risk factors. METHODS: We sampled normal bowel mucosa from the proximal colon, distal colon and rectum of 317 individuals undergoing colonoscopy. We defined cases as having a personal history of colorectal polyp(s)/cancer, and controls as having no history of colorectal neoplasia...
February 13, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Héctor E Alcalá, Emma M Mitchell, Jessica Keim-Malpass
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been associated with higher odds of cancer in adulthood. One potential explanation for this association is the impact of ACEs on cancer screening. To address this shortcoming, this study examined how ACEs were associated with current compliance and ever use of prostate, breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening. METHODS: Data from the 2014 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System were used (n = 11,794)...
March 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Roisin Bevan, Matthew D Rutter
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide. It is amenable to screening as it occurs in premalignant, latent, early, and curable stages. PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and national and international CRC screening guidelines were searched for CRC screening methods, populations, and timing. CRC screening can use direct or indirect tests, delivered opportunistically or via organized programs. Most CRCs are diagnosed after 60 years of age; most screening programs apply to individuals 50-75 years of age...
January 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
U Jayarajah, V C de Silva, D N Samarasekera
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December 26, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
Shiran Shapira, Ari Leshno, Daniel Katz, Nitsan Maharshak, Gil Hevroni, Maayan Jean-David, Sarah Kraus, Lior Galazan, Ilan Aroch, Dina Kazanov, Aharon Hallack, Stewart Becker, Mark Umanski, Menachem Moshkowitz, Iris Dotan, Nadir Arber
Background: Curcumin, green tea polyphenols and selenium possess anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Individually they have demonstrated some efficacy in animal models and human subjects with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Coltect [Curcumin (500 mg), green tea (250 mg) and selenium (100 µg)] in vivo and in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods: Each component was compared to placebo in a DSS mice colitis model...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Arjun N Jeganathan, Jeremy W Cannon, Joshua I S Bleier
With increased use of explosive devices in warfare, anal trauma is often seen coupled with more complex pelviperineal injury. While the associated mortality is high, casualties that survive are often left with disabling fecal incontinence from damage to the anosphincteric complex. After resolution of the acute insult, the initial evaluation mandates a thorough physical exam, including endoscopic evaluation with rigid proctoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy, as well as adjunctive testing, specifically anal manometry and endoanal ultrasound...
January 2018: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Florence Bénard, Alan N Barkun, Myriam Martel, Daniel von Renteln
AIM: To summarize and compare worldwide colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations in order to identify similarities and disparities. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CENTRAL and ISI Web of knowledge identifying all average-risk CRC screening guideline publications within the last ten years and/or position statements published in the last 2 years. In addition, a hand-search of the webpages of National Gastroenterology Society websites, the National Guideline Clearinghouse, the BMJ Clinical Evidence website, Google and Google Scholar was performed...
January 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Ariella R Tabaac, Megan E Sutter, Catherine S J Wall, Kellan E Baker
INTRODUCTION: Transgender (trans) and gender-nonconforming adults have reported reduced access to health care because of discrimination and lack of knowledgeable care. This study aimed to contribute to the nascent cancer prevention literature among trans and gender-nonconforming individuals by ascertaining rates of breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal cancer screening behaviors by gender identity. METHODS: Publicly available de-identified data from the 2014-2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys were utilized to evaluate rates of cancer screenings by gender identity, while controlling for healthcare access, sociodemographics, and survey year...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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