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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333014/is-colorectal-cancer-in-young-40-years-different-from-those-in-the-elderly-40-years-experience-from-a-regional-care-center
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Rudresha A Haleshappa, Suparna Ajit Rao, Sunny Garg, C Lakshmaiah Kuntegowdanahalli, Govinda Babu Kanakasetty, Lokanatha Dasappa
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is considered a disease of elderly. There has been a steady decrease in the incidence in those aged >50 years, with an alarming increase noted in adults aged <50 years. Subjects and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 89 patients diagnosed with CRC aged <40 years between the years 2010 and 2014. Their clinical profile, treatment, and outcomes were studied. Results: The median age was 33 years with a male preponderance (56...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326012/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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Raphaël Jumeau, Guila Delouya, David Roberge, David Donath, Dominic Béliveau-Nadeau, Marie-Pierre Campeau
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in treatment, notably in systemic therapy, the prognosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PADC) remains dismal. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an emerging tool in the complex management of PADC. We review outcomes of SBRT for PADC at our institution. METHODS: We reviewed patients treated with SBRT for either unresectable PADC or locally recurrent PADC after surgery. Treatment was delivered using a robotic radiosurgery system with respiratory tracking...
December 21, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280707/successful-conservative-treatment-of-enterocutaneous-fistula-with-cyanoacrylate-surgical-sealant-case-report
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N Musa, F Aquilino, P Panzera, G Martines
AIM: Enterocutaneous (EC) fistula is an abnormal communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the skin. The majority of EC fistulas result from surgery. Only 15-25% of EC fistulas are spontaneous and they often result from underlying diseases such as Crohn's disease, radiation and chemotherapy. CASE REPORT: A 62-year old woman who, in 2012, underwent Pylorus-preserving cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD sec. Traverso-Longmire), due to an advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (pT3N1M1)...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279793/first-cephalosomatic-anastomosis-in-a-human-model
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Xiaoping Ren, Ming Li, Xin Zhao, Zehan Liu, Shuai Ren, Yafang Zhang, Shide Zhang, Sergio Canavero
Background: Cephalosomatic anastomosis (CSA) has never been attempted before in man as the transected spinal cords of the body donor and body recipient could not be "fused" back together. Recent advances made this possible. Here, we report on the surgical steps necessary to reconnect a head to a body at the cervical level. Methods: Full rehearsal of a CSA on two recently deceased human cadavers was performed at Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China. Results: The surgery took 18 hours to complete within the time frame planned for this surgery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260338/a-case-of-ramucirumab-related-gastrointestinal-perforation-in-gastric-cancer-with-small-bowel-metastasis
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Shinya Urakawa, Daisuke Sakai, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Toshihiro Kudo, Aya Katou, Chiaki Inagaki, Koji Tanaka, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Makoto Yamasaki, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Taroh Satoh, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
BACKGROUND: Ramucirumab is a monoclonal antibody targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2). Ramucirumab either alone or in combination with paclitaxel (PTX) has been found to be safe and effective for patients with previously treated advanced gastric cancer. One of the serious adverse events associated with ramucirumab is gastrointestinal (GI) perforation. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 67-year-old man who developed a ramucirumab-related GI perforation while undergoing treatment for gastric cancer with small bowel metastasis...
December 19, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260133/clinicopathological-features-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-retrospective-evaluation-of-42-cases
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Kenan Büyükaşık, Aziz Arı, Cihad Tatar, Bülent Akçe, Mert Mahsuni Sevinç, Serkan Sarı, Esra Paşaoğlu, Hasan Bektaş
Objective: Neuroendocrine tumors arise from neuroendocrine cells in any part of the body; approximately two thirds of these tumors are located in the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. Although gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are known as rare neoplasms, their prevalence has recently increased due to advanced diagnostic methods and increased awareness of the disorder. In the present study, we aimed to review patients who were treated and followed up for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors at our clinic in terms of clinical picture, pathological findings, and prognosis...
2017: Turkish journal of surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234924/a-new-direction-in-anastomotic-research-should-we-redesign-the-angle-of-sorrow
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Omar E Aly
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in oncological outcomes in colo-rectal surgery, rates of anastomotic leak have not improved. The precise mechanisms of anastomotic leak remain poorly understood. Current research has focused on anastomotic reinforcement to tackle anastomotic leak with little success. The 'Angle of Sorrow', the corner of the anastomosis is prone to anastomotic leak, but remains a persistent feature in the gastrointestinal anastomosis. The tendency for stress forces to concentrate in the vulnerable 'Angle of Sorrow' prompts the need for anastomotic design research...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234525/invasive-candida-infection-after-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-surgery-for-gastric-cancer
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Evgeni Brotfain, Gilbert Sebbag, Michael Friger, Boris Kirshtein, Abraham Borer, Leonid Koyfman, Dmitry Frank, Yoav Bichovsky, Jochanan G Peiser, Moti Klein
Upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) surgical procedures are more likely to cause nosocomial Candida peritonitis than lower GIT procedures and they thus constitute an independent risk factor for mortality. Because of the severity of postsurgical fungal infections complications, intensivists and surgeons need to be extremely aware of their clinical importance in critically ill postsurgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We analyzed the clinical and microbiological data of 149 oncologic patients who were hospitalized in the ICU at Soroka Medical Center between January 2010 and January 2015 after undergoing upper GIT surgery for gastric cancer...
2017: International Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228523/advanced-therapeutic-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-in-children-today-and-tomorrow
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Zaheer Nabi, Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy plays an indispensable role in the diagnosis and management of various pediatric GI disorders. While the pace of development of pediatric GI endoscopy has increased over the years, it remains sluggish compared to the advancements in GI endoscopic interventions available in adults. The predominant reasons that explain this observation include lack of formal training courses in advanced pediatric GI interventions, economic constraints in establishing a pediatric endoscopy unit, and unavailability of pediatric-specific devices and accessories...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220298/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Margaret von Mehren, Heikki Joensuu
GI stromal tumors (GISTs) are neoplasms with a varying malignancy potential ranging from virtually indolent tumors to rapidly progressing cancers. GISTs occur throughout the intestinal tract, and most harbor an activating mutation in either KIT or platelet-derived growth factor A ( PDGFRA). Diagnosis is made using immunohistochemistry, but molecular testing with mutation analysis is paramount for selection of appropriate therapy. Most small GISTs are cured with surgery. Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy has led to substantial improvements in survival, both for patients with localized GIST and those with advanced disease...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213282/determination-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-hyperactivation-as-prognostic-factor-in-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors
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G Lamberti, C Ceccarelli, N Brighi, I Maggio, D Santini, C Mosconi, C Ricci, G Biasco, D Campana
Purpose: To evaluate the role of the activation of mTOR (phosphorylated mTOR, p-mTOR) and the expression SSTR2A and IGF-1R as prognostic factor in well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on data from patients with diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumor originated from pancreas (pNET) or gastrointestinal tract (stomach, appendix, and ileus; GI-NET) made between January 2003 and December 2004 and followed up at our institution...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203991/postoperative-delirium-in-indian-patients-following-major-abdominal-surgery-for-cancer-risk-factors-and-associations
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Vibhawari Dhakharia, Subir Sinha, Jaydip Bhaumik
Postoperative delirium (POD) is not uncommon following major abdominal surgery with its incidence ranging between five and 51%. As cancer affects disproportionately, the population older than 65 years and as delirium is more common in the elderly, surgical oncology patients are at a higher risk of developing POD. The present study was undertaken to explore the impact and associations of POD in Indian patients undergoing oncological major abdominal surgery. A retrospective review of the electronic medical records in a tertiary cancer care institution of all postoperative patients who had undergone major gastrointestinal gynaecological and urological abdominal surgery for cancer and required psycho-oncology referral was performed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198548/embolization-of-arterial-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-with-fuaile-medical%C3%A2-adhesive
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Min Xu, Xiaoli Zhu, Yizhi Liu, Zhi Li, Tianzhi An, Tianpeng Jiang, Jie Song, Lizhou Wang, Shi Zhou, Caifang Ni
BACKGROUND: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of Fuaile medical adhesive (FAL) with superselective catheterization in endovascular embolotherapy for the treatment of gastrointestinal hemorrhage (GIH) that was unresponsive to internal medicine treatment and gastroscopy management. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with GIH, confirmed using angiography but with failed results after internal medicine treatment or gastroscopy were retrospectively analyzed. A mixture of lipiodol and FAL (1:1) was used to embolize the bleeding vessels...
November 30, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184692/advanced-duodenal-neoplasia-and-carcinoma-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-outcomes-of-surgical-management
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Fábio Guilherme Campos, Carlos Augusto Real Martinez, Leonardo Alfonso Bustamante Lopez, Danilo Toshio Kanno, Sérgio Carlos Nahas, Ivan Cecconello
Background: In addition to the presence of neoplasia in the colon and rectum, patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) may develop numerous polyps and carcinoma within the upper gastrointestinal tract. Methods: The aim of the present paper was to review the incidence advanced duodenal polyposis or cancer and their surgical outcomes. A retrospective review of patients' records from our department was performed. Information was retrieved from a prospective collected data, including clinical (gender, age, family history), endoscopic [association with colorectal cancer (CRC), polyposis severity, age at diagnosis] and surgical management (age, time from the index surgery, type of procedure, morbidity)...
October 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184684/impact-of-sarcopenia-on-outcomes-of-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer-patients-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-followed-by-surgery
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Gilbert Z Murimwa, Puja S Venkat, William Jin, Susan Leuthold, Kujtim Latifi, Khaldoun Almhanna, Jose M Pimiento, Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, Sarah E Hoffe, Jessica M Frakes
Background: Sarcopenia is an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in multiple gastrointestinal cancers. Total psoas area (TPA), as measured on a single cross-sectional CT image at the L4 vertebral body level, has been correlated with sarcopenia. We sought to evaluate whether TPA was predictive of acute grade ≥3 toxicity, pathologic response, and overall survival in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer receiving tri-modality therapy. Methods: An institutional database of esophageal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by surgery was queried...
October 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183424/surgery-for-portal-hypertension-in-children-a-12-year-review
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N Patel, A Grieve, J Hiddema, J Botha, J Loveland
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension is a common and potentially devastating condition in children. Notwithstanding advances in the nonsurgical management of portal hypertension, surgery remains an important treatment modality in select patients. We report here on our experience in the past 12 years. OBJECTIVES: To describe the profile of, indication for, and complications of shunt surgery in children with portal hypertension. METHODS: Twelve children underwent shunt surgery between 2005 and 2017...
November 6, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178101/-clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-prognosis-analysis-of-90-young-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Rongjian Zhou, Junjie Zhao, Ping Shu, Hongshan Wang, Jing Qin, Yihong Sun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the features of clinicopathology and prognosis in young gastric cancer patients. METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 90 young gastric cancer patients (≤40 years old) who received radical gastrectomy in the Department of General Surgery of Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University from January 2013 to December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. Survival data were obtained by follow-up and the last follow-up time was October 2016. Log-rank test and Cox regression model were used to analyze the risk factors of prognosis and these factors included gender, age, tumor size, degree of differentiation, histological type, Lauren pattern, T stage, N stage, vessel carcinoma embolus, clinical symptom, anemic condition, CA19-9 level, et al...
November 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178090/-treatment-of-primary-gastric-lymphoma
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Yi Xia, Zhiwei Zhou
Stomach is the most common location of lymphoma in digestive tract, accounting for 50%-60% of gastrointestinal lymphomas. The most common histological types are low malignant mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma from non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and diffuse large B-cell and marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) from NHL. Chronic gastritis secondary to Helicobacter pylori(HP) infection has been considered a major predisposing factor for MALT lymphoma. At present, the most widely accepted initial therapy for localized disease is aimed at the eradication of HP using regimens combining antibiotics and proton-pump inhibitors...
November 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178088/-education-and-training-for-laparoscopic-gastrointestinal-surgery-our-10-years-experience-in-nanfang-hospital
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Guoxin Li, Jiang Yu, Yanfeng Hu, Hao Liu, Xinhua Chen
The laparoscopic surgery for gastrointestinal cancer developed slowly and was at a crossroad of choice at the beginning of the 21st century. However, the team of laparoscopic surgery in Nanfang Hospital was keenly conscious that minimally invasive surgery (MIS) would bring new era to the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. Therefore, our team went into the exploration of laparoscopic surgery for gastrointestinal cancer: (1) researching a series of anatomical theories for MIS; (2) lucubrating the applicable pattern of fascia and mesentery under laparoscopic view; (3) finding out the precise anatomical landmarks and surgical layers; (4) optimizing the operative strategy...
November 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143892/update-in-the-therapy-of-advanced-neuroendocrine-tumors
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REVIEW
Inbal Uri, Shani Avniel-Polak, David J Gross, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms, with an estimated annual incidence of ~ 6.9/100,000. NETs arise throughout the body from cells of the diffuse endocrine system. More than half originate from endocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreas, thus being referred to as gastroenteropancreatic NETs (GEP-NETs). The only treatment that offers a cure is surgery; however, most patients are diagnosed with metastatic disease, and curative surgery is usually not an option. These patients can be offered long-term systemic treatment, for both symptomatic relief and tumor growth suppression...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
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