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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334123/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-tailored-tumor-microenvironment-of-therapy-resistance-in-gastrointestinal-cancers
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REVIEW
Yeqi Sun, Ruifen Wang, Meng Qiao, Yanchun Xu, Wenbin Guan, Lifeng Wang
Gastrointestinal cancers (GI) are a group of highly aggressive malignancies with heavy cancer-related mortalities. Even if continued development of therapy methods, therapy resistance has been a great obstruction for cancer treatment and thereby inevitably leads to depressed final mortality. Peritumoral cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs), a versatile population assisting cancer cells to build a facilitated tumor microenvironment (TME), has been demonstrated exerting a promotion influence on cancer proliferation, migration, invasion, metastasis and also therapy resistance...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314151/comparison-of-ebv-positive-mucocutaneous-ulcer-ebvmcu-associated-with-treated-lymphoma-or-methotrexate-in-japan
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Teerada Daroontum, Kei Kohno, Ahmed E Eladl, Akira Satou, Ayako Sakakibara, Shoichi Matsukage, Naoki Yakushiji, Charin Ya-In, Shigeo Nakamura, Naoko Asano, Seiichi Kato
AIMS: The present study compared treated lymphoma-associated EBV-positive mucocutaneous ulcer (EBVMCU) and methotrexate (MTX)-associated EBVMCU. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of a series of 15 Japanese patients (11 women, 4 men; median age 74 years, range 35-84 years). 7 received MTX for autoimmune disease and 8 developed EBVMCU after treatment of malignant lymphoma (diffuse large B-cell lymphoma [n=4] without EBV association, adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma [n=2], angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma [n=1], and follicular lymphoma [n=1])...
January 4, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301352/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-in-the-management-of-upper-gi-malignancies
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Leila Tchelebi, Nicholas Zaorsky, Heath Mackley
The role of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in the management of upper gastrointestinal malignancies is constantly evolving. As radiation therapy techniques improve and are able to deliver more ablative doses of radiotherapy while sparing healthy tissue, radiation can be applied to a wider range of clinical scenarios. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) allows a high dose of radiation to be delivered to a highly conformal treatment volume in a short amount of time. Another potential advantage of SBRT is its ability to increase tumor immunogenicity, while also having less of an immunosuppressive effect on the patient, as compared to conventionally fractionated radiation therapy...
January 3, 2018: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243123/response-assessment-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-role-of-imaging
#4
Vinit Baliyan, Hamed Kordbacheh, Anushri Parakh, Avinash Kambadakone
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy with poor 5-year survival rate. Advances in surgical techniques and introduction of novel combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy regimens have necessitated the need for biomarkers for assessment of treatment response. Conventional imaging methods such as RECIST have been used for response evaluation in clinical trials particularly in patients with metastatic PDAC. However, the role of these approaches for assessing response to loco-regional and systemic therapies is limited due to complex morphological and histological nature of PDAC...
December 14, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238914/clinical-and-genetic-implications-of-dna-mismatch-repair-deficiency-in-biliary-tract-cancers-associated-with-lynch-syndrome
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Jordan M Cloyd, Yun Shin Chun, Naruhiko Ikoma, Jean Nicolas Vauthey, Tlhomas A Aloia, Amanda Cuddy, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Y Nancy You
PURPOSE: Patients with Lynch syndrome (LS) have a significantly elevated lifetime risk of developing biliary tract cancers (BTCs) compared to the general population. However, few studies have characterized the clinical characteristics, genetic features, or long-term outcomes of mismatch-repair deficient (dMMR) cholangiocarcinomas associated with LS. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained Familial High-Risk GI Cancer Clinic database identified all patients with BTCs evaluated from 2006 to 2016 who carried germline mutations in MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, or PMS2...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230562/risks-of-bleeding-and-thrombosis-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
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Lene Russell, Lars Broksø Holst, Lars Kjeldsen, Jakob Stensballe, Anders Perner
BACKGROUND: Patients with malignant haematological disease and especially those who require intensive care have an increased risk of bleeding and thrombosis, but none of these data were obtained in ICU patients only. We assessed the incidence of bleeding and thrombotic complications, use of blood products and risk factors for bleeding in an adult population of ICU patients with haematological malignancies. METHODS: We screened all patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome admitted to a university hospital ICU during 2008-2012...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230210/checkpoint-blockade-toxicity-and-immune-homeostasis-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Michael Dougan
Monoclonal antibodies targeting the regulatory immune "checkpoint" receptors CTLA-4, PD-1, and PD-L1 are now standard therapy for diverse malignancies including melanoma, lung cancer, and renal cell carcinoma. Although effective in many patients and able to induce cures in some, targeting these regulatory pathways has led to a new class of immune-related adverse events. In many respects, these immune toxicities resemble idiopathic autoimmune diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and vitiligo...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224657/cta-as-an-adjuvant-tool-for-acute-intra-abdominal-or-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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REVIEW
Mitchell Storace, Jonathan G Martin, Jay Shah, Zachary Bercu
Hematemesis and acute postsurgical upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage are common emergent on-call consultations for the interventional radiologist. Upper GI bleleding (UGIB) is a relatively frequent problem. The incidence and mortality vary among patient populations, but studies have shown an overall incidence ranging from 36-172 cases per 100,000 adults per year, with a mortality rate of 5%-14%. The incidence is significantly higher in men. Peptic ulcer disease is the predominant etiology, responsible for 28%-59% of UGIB...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
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/29190626/sparcl1-a-novel-prognostic-predictive-factor-for-gi-malignancies-a-meta-analysis
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Hanguang Hu, Wen Cai, Shu Zheng, Weiting Ge
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteines-like 1 (SPARCL1) is abnormally expressed in gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. However, the correlation between SPARCL1 expression and the prognosis of patients remains unknown. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the potential value of SPARCL1 as a prognostic predictive marker for GI malignancies. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, EBSCO, CNKI, and Wanfang databases were systematically searched for studies examining SPARCL1 and clinicopathological features, including the prognoses of patients...
December 1, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189258/the-use-of-smoothelin-and-other-antibodies-in-the-diagnosis-of-uterine-and-soft-tissue-smooth-muscle-tumors
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Kim Greg Mayhall, Estelle Oertling, Eleanor Lewin, John Schmieg, Helena LeBeau, Tong Wu, Byron Crawford
Smoothelin is a cytoplasmic protein expressed in differentiated smooth muscle cells. Immunohistochemical evaluation of smoothelin has previously been reported in gastrointestinal (GI) smooth muscle tumors, but has yet to be studied in smooth muscle tumors of uterine and other soft tissue origin. DOG1 expression is reported to be specific for GI stromal tumors; however, variable expression has been reported in leiomyosarcomas (LMS) depending on site of origin. Overexpression of p16 is common in LMS of uterine and other sites of origin, but has not been correlated with tumor grade...
November 20, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166133/dosimetric-impact-of-gastrointestinal-air-column-in-radiation-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Neil C Estabrook, Jonathan B Corn, Marvene E Ewing, Higinia R Cardenes, Indra J Das
OBJECTIVE: Dosimetric evaluation of air column in gastro-intestinal (GI) structures in IMRT of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Nine sequential patients were retrospectively chosen for dosimetric analysis of air column in the GI apparatus in pancreatic cancer using cone beam CT (CBCT). The 4DCT was used for target and organs at risk (OARs) and non-coplanar IMRT was used for treatment. Once/week, these patients underwent CBCT for air filling, isocenter verification and dose calculations retrospectively...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158179/prognostic-factors-affecting-outcomes-in-patients-with-malignant-gi-bleeding-treated-with-a-novel-endoscopically-delivered-hemostatic-powder
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Rapat Pittayanon, Rungsun Rerknimitr, Alan Barkun
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic hemostatic techniques remain poorly effective for GI tumor bleeding. We assessed Tc-325 (Hemospray) for this indication and determined possible predictors of decreased recurrent bleeding and improved 6-month survival in affected patients. METHODS: This retrospective study identified 99 patients with active malignant GI bleeding (primary or metastatic) treated with Tc-325. Eleven patients were excluded because of incomplete data. Data on patient characteristics and possible predictive factors of early (72-hour) and delayed (7, 14 and 30-day) recurrent bleeding, as well as six-month survival, were collected...
November 17, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151240/rare-entities-of-histopathological-findings-in-755-sleeve-gastrectomy-cases-a-synopsis-of-preoperative-endoscopy-findings-and-histological-evaluation-of-the-specimen
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Erkan Yardimci, Suleyman Bozkurt, Lutfullah Baskoy, Huseyin Kazim Bektasoglu, Melin Ozgun Gecer, Samet Yigman, Huseyin Akbulut, Halil Coskun
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is the most preferred technique in morbidly obese patients for weight loss. There is a controversy about the routine preoperative evaluation of the stomach and the routine microscopic examination of all LSG specimens. Our aim is to analyze the results of both preoperative upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic biopsies and also the results of histopathological examination of LSG specimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of patients who underwent LSG from January 2011 to November 2016 were analyzed retrospectively from a prospectively collected database...
November 18, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122501/psychoneuroimmunological-approach-to-gastrointestinal-related-pain
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REVIEW
Karlo Toljan, Bruce Vrooman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE (AIMS): Psychoneuroimmunology is both a theoretical and practical field of medicine in which human biology and psychology are considered an interconnected unity. Through such a framework it is possible to elucidate complex syndromes in gastrointestinal related pain, particularly chronic non-malignant. The aim is to provide insight into pathophysiological mechanisms and suggest treatment modalities according to a comprehensive paradigm. The article also presents novel findings that may guide clinicians to recognize new targets or scientists to find new research topics...
November 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115925/synchronous-occurrence-of-hereditary-gastric-adenocarcinoma-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-and-esophageal-small-cell-and-squamous-carcinoma-in-situ-an-extremely-rare-case-report
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Huijie Fan, Pei Lu, Li Xu, Yanru Qin, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Hereditary diffuse gastric carcinoma (HDGC) accounts for 1-3% of all gastric carcinomas. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract but they comprise fewer than 1% of all GI malignancies. Small-cell carcinoma (SmCC) is a rare histological type of esophageal carcinoma, accounting for 0.4% to 2.8% of all esophageal tumors. Co-occurrence of SmCC with esophageal tumors caused by squamous carcinoma is also very uncommon...
November 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114437/magnetic-resonance-imaging-appearance-of-schwannomas-from-head-to-toe-a-pictorial-review
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Jamie Crist, Jacob R Hodge, Matthew Frick, Fiona P Leung, Eugene Hsu, Ming Tye Gi, Sudhakar K Venkatesh
Schwannomas are benign soft-tissue tumors that arise from peripheral nerve sheaths throughout the body and are commonly encountered in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2. The vast majority of schwannomas are benign, with rare cases of malignant transformation reported. In this pictorial review, we discuss the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of schwannomas by demonstrating a collection of tumors from different parts of the body that exhibit similar MRI characteristics. We review strategies to distinguish schwannomas from malignant soft-tissue tumors while exploring the anatomic and histologic origins of these tumors to discuss how this correlates with their imaging findings...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108278/epstein-barr-virus-brlf1-induces-genomic-instability-and-progressive-malignancy-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#18
Sheng-Yen Huang, Chung-Chun Wu, Yu-Jhen Cheng, Sheng-Ping Chou, Yun-Jin Jiang, Kuo-Chang Chu, Ching-Hwa Tsai, Su-Fang Lin, Jen-Yang Chen
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a serious health problem in China and Southeast Asia. Relapse is the major cause of mortality, but mechanisms of relapse are mysterious. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) reactivation and host genomic instability (GI) have correlated with NPC development. Previously, we reported that lytic early genes DNase and BALF3 induce genetic alterations and progressive malignancy in NPC cells, implying lytic proteins may be required for NPC relapse. In this study, we show that immediate early gene BRLF1 induces chromosome mis-segregation and genomic instability in the NPC cells...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062454/laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-a-giant-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist-with-acute-massive-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-case-report
#19
Mohammad Kermansaravi, Samaneh Rokhgireh, Sattar Darabi, Abdolreza Pazouki
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) include 80% of gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors that originate from interstitial Cajal cells and include 0.1-3% of GI malignancies, and the stomach is the most commonly involved organ. The only potentially curative treatment is surgical resection with clear margins. Although laparoscopic resection of small GISTs is a standard treatment, there is controversy about laparoscopic surgical resection for large and giant GISTs. A 52-year-old woman, a known case of large GIST of the stomach that was under neoadjuvant imatinib therapy, was admitted to the emergency department due to acute massive gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB)...
September 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060098/detection-and-classification-of-the-breast-abnormalities-in-digital-mammograms-via-regional-convolutional-neural-network
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M A Al-Masni, M A Al-Antari, J M Park, G Gi, T Y Kim, P Rivera, E Valarezo, S-M Han, T-S Kim
Automatic detection and classification of the masses in mammograms are still a big challenge and play a crucial role to assist radiologists for accurate diagnosis. In this paper, we propose a novel computer-aided diagnose (CAD) system based on one of the regional deep learning techniques: a ROI-based Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) which is called You Only Look Once (YOLO). Our proposed YOLO-based CAD system contains four main stages: mammograms preprocessing, feature extraction utilizing multi convolutional deep layers, mass detection with confidence model, and finally mass classification using fully connected neural network (FC-NN)...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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