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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427298/recent-advances-in-pediatric-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-an-overview
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Salvatore Oliva, Salvatore Cucchiara, Stanley Allen Cohen
Pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy has become a fundamental component of health care for infants and children. New imaging technologies and creative extraluminal applications have brought exciting and clinically important benefits to pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy. Areas covered: The impact of different new technologies in pediatric endoscopy and focused on improvements in mucosa visualization and the application of new noninvasive tools and procedures to avoid biopsies or surgery are reviewed. Expert commentary: Enhancement in mucosal visualization and reduction of anesthesia and biopsies are the main goals that guide the endoscopy development in pediatrics...
April 20, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425658/endoscopic-management-of-acute-cholangitis-as-a-result-of-common-bile-duct-stones
#2
Mohan Ramchandani, Partha Pal, D Nageshwar Reddy
Acute cholangitis is infectious disease of the biliary system and potentially can cause significant morbidity and mortality. With advances in intensive care, antibiotic therapy advances and endoscopic and other modalities of biliary drainage, mortality rates have significantly come down of late. Although most cases respond to antibiotics alone, definitive therapy is required later in most of the patients. Increased biliary pressure leads to biliovenous reflux of bacteria and purulent bile into the circulation leading to systemic inflammation and sepsis with subsequent organ dysfunction...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423367/imatinib-dose-escalation-versus-sunitinib-as-a-second-line-treatment-against-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Jun-Te Hsu, Puo-Hsien Le, Chang-Fu Kuo, Meng-Jiun Chiou, Chia-Jung Kuo, Tsung-Hsing Chen, Chun-Jung Lin, Jen-Shi Chen, Huang-Pin Yu, Chun-Nan Yeh, Yi-Yin Jan, Ta-Sen Yeh
BACKGROUND: Although treatment with imatinib in advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients has led to significant clinical benefits, the disease will eventually progress due to imatinib resistance. Treatment options after failure of first-line imatinib include imatinib dose escalation or shifting to sunitinib. However, there is no large-scale study to compare the efficacy difference between these two treatment strategies or the role of surgery. RESULTS: This study recruited 521 advanced GIST patients including 246, 125, and 150 placed in groups 1, 2, and 3, respectively...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401874/-gallbladder-carcinoma-in-iceland-2004-2013
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Bryndis Baldvinsdottir, Haraldur Hauksson, Kristin Huld Haraldsdóttir
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder carcinoma is about 0.5% of all cancer. The outcome of patients with gallbladder carcinoma is overall bad and the only potentially curative treatment is surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the disease's prevalence in Iceland and outcome of the patients diagnosed in the study period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all diagnosed patients with gallbladder carcinoma during the years 2004-2013. A list of patients was obtained from the Icelandic Cancer Registry...
April 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391412/role-of-mirnas-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Bo Cao, Xin Zhou, Jiaojiao Ma, Wei Zhou, Wanli Yang, Daiming Fan, Liu Hong
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), mainly including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Despite improvements in detection, drug treatment and surgery, the pathogenesis of IBD has not been clarified. A number of miRNAs have been found to be involved in the initiation, development and progression of IBD, and they may have the potential to be used as biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Here, we have summarized the recent advances about the roles of miRNAs in IBD and analyzed the contribution of miRNAs to general diagnosis, differential diagnosis and activity judgment of IBD...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385100/predictive-factors-for-the-migration-of-endoscopic-self-expanding-metal-stents-placed-in-the-foregut
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Jordan L Singer, Amir H Aryaie, Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Jon Lash, Jeffrey M Marks
BACKGROUND: With recent advancements in endoscopy, self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) have been used to treat gastrointestinal leaks, perforations, and strictures. Stent migration frequently complicates management and often requires additional treatments to reach resolution. Our study aimed to determine predictive factors for stent migration. METHODS: Consecutive procedures involving SEMS placed with and without fixation after upper gastrointestinal surgery between 2009 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384791/association-of-surgical-treatment-systemic-therapy-and-survival-in-patients-with-abdominal-visceral-melanoma-metastases-1965-2014-relevance-of-surgical-cure-in-the-era-of-modern-systemic-therapy
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Gary B Deutsch, Devin C Flaherty, Daniel D Kirchoff, Mariel Bailey, Sarah Vitug, Leland J Foshag, Mark B Faries, Anton J Bilchik
Importance: Systemic therapy for metastatic melanoma has evolved rapidly during the last decade, and patient treatment has become more complex. Objective: To evaluate the survival benefit achieved through surgical resection of melanoma metastatic to the abdominal viscera in patients treated in the modern treatment environment. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective review of the institutional melanoma database from the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence St Johns Health Center, a tertiary-level melanoma referral center, included 1623 patients with melanoma diagnosed as having potentially resectable abdominal metastases before (1969-2003) and after (2004-2014) advances in systemic therapy...
April 5, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360973/endoluminal-solutions-to-bariatric-surgery-complications-a-review-with-a-focus-on-technical-aspects-and-results
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REVIEW
Raquel Souto-Rodríguez, María-Victoria Alvarez-Sánchez
Obesity is a growing problem in developed countries, and surgery is the most effective treatment in terms of weight loss and improving medical comorbidity in a high proportion of obese patients. Despite the advances in surgical techniques, some patients still develop acute and late postoperative complications, and an endoscopic evaluation is often required for diagnosis. Moreover, the high morbidity related to surgical reintervention, the important enhancement of endoscopic procedures and technological innovations introduced in endoscopic equipment have made the endoscopic approach a minimally-invasive alternative to surgery, and, in many cases, a suitable first-line treatment of bariatric surgery complications...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334729/slug-transcription-factor-a-pro-survival-and-prognostic-factor-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Olli-Pekka Pulkka, Bengt Nilsson, Maarit Sarlomo-Rikala, Peter Reichardt, Mikael Eriksson, Kirsten Sundby Hall, Eva Wardelmann, Aki Vehtari, Heikki Joensuu, Harri Sihto
BACKGROUND: The SLUG transcription factor has been linked with the KIT signalling pathway that is important for gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) tumourigenesis. Its clinical significance in GIST is unknown. METHODS: Influence of SLUG expression on cell proliferation and viability were investigated in GIST48 and GIST882 cell lines. The association between tumour SLUG expression in immunohistochemistry and recurrence-free survival (RFS) was studied in two clinical GIST series, one with 187 patients treated with surgery alone, and another one with 313 patients treated with surgery and adjuvant imatinib...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333021/a-phase-1-2-trial-of-a-combination-of-paclitaxel-and-trastuzumab-with-daily-irradiation-or-paclitaxel-alone-with-daily-irradiation-after-transurethral-surgery-for-noncystectomy-candidates-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-trial-nrg-oncology-rtog-0524
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M Dror Michaelson, Chen Hu, Huong T Pham, Douglas M Dahl, Chin Lee-Wu, Gregory P Swanson, Jacqueline Vuky, R Jeffrey Lee, Luis Souhami, Brian Chang, Asha George, Howard Sandler, William Shipley
PURPOSE: Bladder preservation therapy is an effective treatment for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma (UC). In this study we treated noncystectomy candidates with daily radiation and weekly paclitaxel for 7 weeks. Patients whose tumors showed her2/neu overexpression were additionally treated with weekly trastuzumab. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixty-eight evaluable patients were treated with radiation therapy and either paclitaxel + trastuzumab (group 1) or paclitaxel alone (group 2)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331424/gastric-schwannoma-with-enlargement-of-the-regional-lymph-nodes-resected-using-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-report-of-a-patient
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Shota Shimizu, Hiroaki Saito, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
Preoperative differential diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumors has generally been difficult because they are covered with normal mucosa. However, recent advances in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling of submucosal gastrointestinal lesions have made it possible to achieve preoperative differential diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumors. A 76-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a gastric submucosal tumor. The tumor was observed in the antrum of the stomach. It was preoperatively diagnosed as a schwannoma after immunohistochemical evaluation of a biopsy specimen, obtained using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330549/-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-at-the-primary-gastrointestinal-cancer-operation
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Thea Helene Degett, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Ismail Gögenur
Up to 20% of the patients who undergo radical surgery for colorectal cancer experience recurrence. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and cytoreductive surgery have shown to be effective treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis. HIPEC administered at the primary operation in high-risk patients may also be effective in preventing peritoneal carcinomatosis and improve survival in patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer.
March 20, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327275/a-population-based-study-of-outcomes-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-tumours
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Todd McMullen, Akram Al-Jahdali, Christopher de Gara, Sunita Ghosh, Alexander McEwan, Daniel Schiller
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are heterogeneous, with varying presentations and treatment options. To our knowledge, there are no randomized and few long-term studies of patient outcomes. The role of surgical and medical therapy for local, regional and metastatic disease continues to be evaluated in the literature. METHODS: We conducted a population-based search of the provincial cancer registry to identify patients with gastrointestinal NETs from the stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum diagnosed between 1990 and 2005 and assessed their outcomes...
April 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325196/management-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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REVIEW
Emily Z Keung, Chandrajit P Raut
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. The stomach is the most common site of origin. Management of GISTs changed after the introduction of molecularly targeted therapies. Although the only potentially curative treatment of resectable primary GISTs is surgery, recurrence is common. Patients with primary GISTs at intermediate or high risk of recurrence should receive imatinib postoperatively. Imatinib is also first-line therapy for advanced disease...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280629/is-surgery-mandatory-in-locally-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-after-imatinib-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Sabrina Rossi, Teresa Congedo, Riccardo Ricci, Maurizio Martini, Vincenzo Di Noia, Carmela Di Dio, Michela Quirino, Carlo Barone, Alessandra Cassano
Oesophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare neoplasms (about 2% of all GISTs); radical surgery is the standard treatment of all GISTs but in case of locally advanced and unresectable disease no clear treatment guide lines are available. Studies including neoadjuvant imatinib mesylate (IM) are relatively recent, includes small sample size of heterogeneous patients and do not report a standardized duration of neoadjuvant treatment. The main question still remains whether surgery after neoadjuvant IM gives a survival benefit in locally advanced disease...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244496/a-comparison-of-the-rate-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-or-warfarin
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David J Cangemi, Timothy Krill, Rick Weideman, Daisha J Cipher, Stuart J Spechler, Linda A Feagins
OBJECTIVES: Early reports suggested that the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) was higher for patients on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) than for those on warfarin. We compared the incidence of GIB in our patients on NOACs with those on warfarin. METHODS: We used our VA pharmacy database to identify patients taking NOACs (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) or warfarin between January 2011 and June 2015, and used the VistA system to identify those who were hospitalized for GIB...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240523/prognostic-factors-and-survival-of-patients-with-carcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#17
Sunhawit Junrungsee, Ekkapope Kittivarakul, Wasana Ko-iam, Worakitti Lapisatepun, Trichak Sandhu, Anon Chotirosniramit
Background: Although carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater (CAV) is a rare tumor, accounting for just 0.2% of gastrointestinal cancers, the survival of CAV patients is unfavorable. The five-year rates have ranged from 36.8-75.2% in previous reports but there is a lack of data relating to Thai people. Also prognostic factors are controversial. Objectives: This study aimed to determine survival outcomes and to identify prognostic factors for a positive outcome for CAV patients after surgery. Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, data were collected from CAV patients who underwent surgery in Chiang Mai University Hospital from 2005 to 2012 for time to event analysis, the log rank test and univariate and multivariate Cox’s regression analysis...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228619/a-case-of-anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-antibody-positive-paraneoplastic-necrotizing-myopathy-associated-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-that-responded-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy
#18
Tomohisa Yamaguchi, Akiko Matsunaga, Masamichi Ikawa, Norimichi Shirafuji, Ichizo Nishino, Tadanori Hamano
A 49-year-old woman presented with progressive muscle weakness of the limbs and dysphagia. Her past and family medical history were unremarkable and she did not take statins or any other medications. Laboratory tests showed that serum levels of creatine kinase were elevated (13,565 IU/l) and anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) antibodies were detected in the serum. Other autoantibodies to the nuclear (ANA), RNP, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (ARS), and signal recognition particle (SRP) were negative...
March 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226347/-prevention-and-treatment-for-complications-in-the-application-of-new-technology-for-stomach-cancers
#19
Xiangqian Su, Chuanyong Zhou, Hong Yang
With the rapid advancement of minimally invasive new technology, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery are now regarded as the main direction in surgical treatment for stomach cancers. Recent evidence has confirmed the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic surgery for early gastric cancer and advanced gastric cancer. However, gastrointestinal surgeons should pay more attention to complications after laparoscopic gastrectomy because of rich blood supply, complex tissue layers and lymph node metastasis. Common complications related to laparoscopic surgery are associated with laparoscopic instruments and operating, intra-abdominal bleeding, anastomotic leakage, anastomotic bleeding, pancreatic leakage, duodenal stump leakage, lymphatic leakage and so on...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207849/inhibition-of-peritoneal-dissemination-of-colon-cancer-by-hyperthermic-co2-insufflation-a-novel-approach-to-prevent-intraperitoneal-tumor-spread
#20
Yuanfei Peng, Hua Yang, Qing Ye, Houming Zhou, Minhua Zheng, Yinghong Shi
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of laparoscopic surgery for advanced gastrointestinal cancer raises concerns about intra-peritoneal tumor spread. Prevention of peritoneal dissemination is extremely important but a preventive modality is lacking. The aim of this study was to examine a novel approach (hyperthermic CO2 insufflation, HT-CO2) for preventing peritoneal dissemination during laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: A peritoneal dissemination model was established in Balb/c nu/nu mice by intraperitoneal injection of human colon cancer cells (SW1116, 1×106)...
2017: PloS One
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