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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089365/gastric-bleeding-risk-following-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy-with-excision-of-the-splenic-vessels-a%C3%A2-long-term-follow-up
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D Louis, A Alassiri, S Kirzin, S Blaye-Felice, M Chalret du Rieu, C H Julio, E Bloom, L Ghouti, B Pradère, G Portier, N Carrère
BACKGROUND: Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with resection of the splenic vessels (VR-SPDP) is an effective procedure. However, hemodynamic changes in splenogastric circulation may lead to the development of gastric varices (GV) with a risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. This retrospective study aimed to assess the long-term postoperative clinical follow-up of patients and review the late postoperative abdominal computed tomography (CT) or endoscopic examination. METHODS: From 1988 to 2015, 48 consecutive VR-SPDP for benign or low-grade malignant disease were included...
January 12, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079827/differentiating-malignant-from-benign-gastric-mucosal-lesions-with-quantitative-analysis-in-dual-energy-spectral-computed-tomography-initial-experience
#2
Xiaoyan Meng, Cheng Ni, Yaqi Shen, Xuemei Hu, Xiao Chen, Zhen Li, Daoyu Hu
To investigate the value of quantitative analysis in dual energy spectral computed tomography (DESCT) for differentiating malignant gastric mucosal lesions from benign gastric mucosal lesions (including gastric inflammation [GI] and normal gastric mucosa [NGM]). This study was approved by the ethics committee, and all patients provided written informed consent. A total of 161 consecutive patients (63 with gastric cancer [GC], 48 with GI, and 50 with NGM) who underwent dual-phase contrast enhanced DESCT scans in the arterial phase (AP) and portal venous phase (PVP) were included in this study...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069156/effectiveness-of-a-relaxation-intervention-progressive-muscle-relaxation-and-guided-imagery-techniques-to-reduce-anxiety-and-improve-mood-of-parents-of-hospitalized-children-with-malignancies-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-republic-of-cyprus-and-greece
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Theologia Tsitsi, Andreas Charalambous, Evridiki Papastavrou, Vasilios Raftopoulos
PURPOSE: To explore the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and Guided Imagery (GI),in reducing anxiety levels among parents of children diagnosed with any type of malignancy receiving active treatment at a Paediatric Oncology Unit in Republic of Cyprus and in Greece. METHOD: A randomized non-blinded control trial was conducted between April 2012 to October 2013, at two public paediatric hospitals. Fifty four eligible parents of children hospitalized with a malignancy were randomly assigned to the intervention (PMR and GI) (n = 29) and a control group (n = 25)...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066995/molecular-galactose-galectin-association-in-neuroblastoma-cells-an-unconventional-tool-for-qualitative-quantitative-screening
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Fabio Pastorino, Mirco Ponzoni, Giuseppina Simone
Galectin decorates the cell membrane and forms an extracellular molecular association with galactoside units. Here, galactoside probes have been used to study galectin expression in neuroblastoma cells. The hypothesis behind this investigation has been that the molecular mechanisms by which glycans modulate neural metastatic cells involve a protein-carbohydrate association, galectin-galactose. Preliminary screening to validate the hypothesis has been performed with galactose moieties anchored to beads. The molecular association has been studied by FACS...
January 9, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062868/temporal-trends-and-regional-variations-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-mortality-in-peru-2005-2014
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Akram Hernández-Vásquez, Guido Bendezú-Quispe, Diego Azañedo, Bertha Huarez, Belén Rodríguez-Lema
OBJECTIVE: To estimate and analyze the evolution of mortality rates of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer in Peru and its regions between 2005-2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a nationwide secondary analysis of Peru's Health Ministry registry of deaths during the period 2005-2014, with a focus on regional differences. Deaths registered with codes C15 to C25 (malignant neoplasms of digestive organs) from the ICD-10 were included. Calculation of age-standarized mortality rates and years of life lost (YLL) due to GI cancer per 100,000 habitants were also performed...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061501/malignant-transformation-of-craniopharyngioma-without-radiation-therapy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tae Seok Jeong, Gi Taek Yee, Na Rae Kim
Craniopharyngiomas exhibiting histologic malignancy are extremely rare. Herein, we report the case of a 26-year-old male patient who underwent suprasellar mass excision via an interhemispheric transcallosal approach. Histopathological examination indicated that the craniopharyngioma was of the adamantinomatous subtype. The patient received postoperative medical treatment for endocrine dysfunction and diabetes mellitus without radiation treatment. Two years after the operation, he presented with progressive visual disturbance and altered mentality...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059052/gastrin-enhances-autophagy-and-promotes-gastric-carcinoma-proliferation-via-inducing-ampk%C3%AE
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Zhuang Kun, Guo Hanqing, Tang Hailing, Yan Yuan, Zhang Jun, Zhang Lingxia, Han Kun, Zhang Xin
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most frequent epithelial malignancies worldwide. The gastrointestinal (GI) peptide gastrin is an important regulator of the secretion and release of gastric acid from stomach parietal cells and it also plays a vital role in the development and progression of gastric cancer. The aim of the current study was to investigate the role and underlying mechanism of gastrin and autophagy in regulating gastric cancer tumorigenesis. Gastrin-17 amide (G-17) was applied in the gastric cancer cell lines SGC7901 and MGC-803...
January 5, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053636/increased-malignant-microcalcifications-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-advanced-breast-cancer
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Gi Won Shin, Young Mi Park, Hye Kyoung Yoon, Soo Jin Jung, Tae Hyun Kim, Anbok Lee, Seok Mo Lee
In patients with advanced breast cancer, most new calcifications detected on a mammogram after neoadjuvant chemotherapy are benign dystrophic calcifications, but this is not always observed. We present a patient with advanced breast cancer who had paradoxically increased malignant microcalcifications concomitant with primary tumor regression after undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. After the neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the follow-up mammogram revealed that local, fine pleomorphic microcalcifications had markedly increased...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042061/distress-based-gastrointestinal-symptom-clusters-and-impact-on-symptom-interference-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-a-hematologic-malignancy-receiving-chemotherapy
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Catherine Cherwin, Yelena Perkhounkova
BACKGROUND/SIGNIFICANCE: People with cancer can experience co-occurring, related symptoms, labeled symptom clusters. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are common side-effects of chemotherapy but little research has investigated GI symptom clusters. A further gap in symptom cluster research is the lack of studies reporting symptom clusters based on symptom distress ratings. PURPOSE: To identify distress-based GI symptom clusters and to investigate their relationship to symptom interference with daily life and quality of life (QoL)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032204/gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-gastrointestinal-tract-malignancy-natural-history-management-and-outcomes
#10
Richard A Schatz, Don C Rockey
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) tumor bleeding can vary from occult bleeding to massive hemorrhage and can be the presenting sign of malignancy. AIMS: Our primary aims were to: (1) characterize the natural history, treatment, and outcomes in patients with GI tumor bleeding and (2) compare and contrast bleeding in upper GI (UGI)/small bowel (SB) and lower GI malignancies. METHODS: Patients with endoscopically confirmed tumor bleeding were identified through search of consecutive electronic medical records: Bleeding was determined by the presence of melena, hematochezia, hematemesis, or fecal occult blood...
December 28, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031549/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-after-liver-resection-and-transplantation
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Dong-Hwan Jung, Shin Hwang, Seung-Mo Hong, Ki-Hun Kim, Young-Joo Lee, Chul-Soo Ahn, Deok-Bog Moon, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Gil-Chun Park, Eunsil Yu, Sung-Gyu Lee
BACKGROUND Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare vascular tumor. We present a single-center study on hepatic EHE cases treated by hepatic resection (HR) or liver transplantation (LT). MATERIAL AND METHODS Six HR patients with hepatic EHE were identified during 5 years from 2010 to 2014; EHE represented 0.13% (6 of 4572) of all primary liver tumors. Two LT recipients were also identified during 12 years from 2003 to 2014, who represented 0.06% (2 of 3576) of all adult LT patients. RESULTS Mean age of the patients was 42...
December 29, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028924/impact-of-genomic-profiling-on-the-treatment-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-advanced-gastrointestinal-malignancies
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Mashaal Dhir, Haroon A Choudry, Matthew P Holtzman, James F Pingpank, Steven A Ahrendt, Amer H Zureikat, Melissa E Hogg, David L Bartlett, Herbert J Zeh, Aatur D Singhi, Nathan Bahary
The impact of genomic profiling on the outcomes of patients with advanced gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies remains unknown. The primary objectives of the study were to investigate the clinical benefit of genomic-guided therapy, defined as complete response (CR), partial response (PR), or stable disease (SD) at 3 months, and its impact on progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with advanced GI malignancies. Clinical and genomic data of all consecutive GI tumor samples from April, 2013 to April, 2016 sequenced by FoundationOne were obtained and analyzed...
December 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024799/assessment-of-older-patients-with-cancer-edmonton-frail-scale-efs-as-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-older-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy
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Lorna G Keenan, Michelle O'Brien, Tim Ryan, Mary Dunne, Orla McArdle
OBJECTIVE: In this study we evaluate the usefulness of the Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) in predicting which older patients are at risk of developing serious toxicities during radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was carried out over an 18month period. Our primary aim was to examine the Edmonton Frail Scale (EFS) as a predictor of toxicity in patients over 70years undergoing radical radiotherapy for any malignant diagnosis. RESULTS: 63 patients were recruited: 29% experienced grade 3 or greater toxicities, with very few having multiple grade 3 or greater toxicities...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018454/idiopathic-midaortic-syndrome-with-malignant-hypertension-in-3-year-old-boy
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Kyung Jin Ahn, Ja Kyoung Yoon, Gi Beom Kim, Bo Sang Kwon, Eun Jung Bae, Chung Il Noh
Midaortic syndrome (MAS) is a rare vascular disease that commonly causes renovascular hypertension. The lumen of the abdominal aorta narrows and the ostia of the branches show stenosis. MAS is associated with diminished pulses in the lower extremities compared with the upper extremities, severe hypertension with higher blood pressure in the upper rather than lower extremities, and an abdominal bruit. The clinical symptoms are variable, and recognition in children with hypertension can aid early diagnosis and optimal treatment...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009984/braf-activated-lncrna-predicts-gastrointestinal-cancer-patient-prognosis-a-meta-analysis
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Yang-Hua Fan, Min-Hua Ye, Lei Wu, Miao-Jing Wu, Shi-Gang Lu, Xin-Gen Zhu
BRAF activated non-coding RNA (BANCR) is often dysregulated in cancer. We performed a meta-analysis to clarify its functions as a prognostic indicator in malignant tumors. We searched the PubMed, Medline, OVID, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases to identify BANCR-related studies. Nine original studies and 898 total patients were included in the meta-analysis. Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were extracted from the included studies to determine the relationship between BANCR expression and patient overall survival (OS)...
December 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999519/esophageal-granular-cell-tumor-a-benign-tumor-or-an-insidious-cause-for-concern
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Kiranya Tipirneni, Ashley Mehl, Blythe Bowman, Virendra Joshi
BACKGROUND: Esophageal granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare, often benign tumors of neurogenic origin. GCTs most frequently occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissues but are found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in 6%-10% of cases, with the distal two-thirds of the esophagus being the most common site. Owing to the insidious nature of GCTs, presentation is typically asymptomatic. In fact, GCTs are often discovered incidentally during investigation of other GI disturbances. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 36-year-old white male who had a 2...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995658/microvascular-proliferation-of-brain-metastases-mimics-glioblastomas-in-squash-cytology
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T Gi, Y Sato, T Tokumitsu, A Yamashita, S Moriguchi-Goto, H Takeshima, S Sato, Y Asada
OBJECTIVE: Although microvascular proliferation is a key feature in the diagnosis of high-grade glioma, the characteristics of metastatic tumour vessels in smear preparations have not been documented. In this study, the vascular changes in metastatic brain tumours, using squash cytology to examine the vascular patterns in brain metastases, were reviewed. METHODS: One hundred and forty-three squash smears of brain tissue, including 25 normal or reactive tissue, 23 malignant lymphomas, 8 grade I glioma (pilocytic astrocytoma), 23 grade II glioma (diffuse astrocytoma and oligodendroglioma), 42 grade IV glioma (glioblastoma), and 22 metastasis, were assessed...
December 19, 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993088/interview-with-dr-ghassan-k-abou-alfa
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G K Abou-Alfa
Ghassan K Abou-Alfa joined the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York back in 2001. Dr Abou-Alfa specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr Abou-Alfa received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and completed his post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine. His research is dedicated to finding novel therapies and improving the effectiveness of the current therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer, while continuing to understand the basic mechanisms of the diseases and its therapy...
November 2016: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984236/duodenal-neoplasms-of-gastric-phenotype-an-immunohistochemical-and-genetic-study-with-a-practical-approach-to-the-classification
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Risa Hida, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Minako Hirahashi, Reiko Kumagai, Kenichi Nishiyama, Toshihiro Gi, Motohiro Esaki, Takanari Kitazono, Yoshinao Oda
Duodenal neoplasm of gastric phenotype (DNGP) is very rare, and details of its histopathologic, genetic, and biological features are still unclear. Frequent gene mutations in GNAS, KRAS, and APC have been reported in pyloric gland adenomas and fundic gland-type neoplasms (initially reported as low-grade adenocarcinomas) of the stomach. Here we retrospectively analyzed 16 cases of extra-ampullary DNGP (benign to malignant), and we examined the mucin immunoprofile and oncogene mutations (GNAS, KRAS, APC, BRAF, and CTNNB1)...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981858/budget-impact-of-everolimus-for-the-treatment-of-progressive-well-differentiated-non-functional-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-gastrointestinal-or-lung-origin-that-are-advanced-or-metastatic
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Darya B Rose, Dave Nellesen, Maureen P Neary, Beilei Cai
BACKGROUND: Advanced neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a rare malignancy with considerable need for effective therapies. Everolimus is a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2016 for treatment of adults with progressive, well-differentiated, non-functional NETs of gastrointestinal (GI) or lung origin that are unresectable, locally advanced, or metastatic. OBJECTIVE: To assess the 3-year budget impact for a typical US health plan following availability of everolimus for treatment of GI and lung NETs...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
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