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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
#2
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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054895/lemierre-s-syndrome-variant-of-the-gut
#7
Thomas E Mellor, Natalie Mitchell, Jessica Logan
Infectious suppurative thrombophlebitis of the portal venous system, referred to as pylephlebitis, is a rare complication of intra-abdominal inflammatory processes. Advances in diagnostics and antibiotics have improved survival, but mortality remains remarkably high even in the most recent literature. The majority of patients have concomitant bacteraemia on presentation most commonly with typical gastrointestinal (GI) organisms. On rare occasion, patients have culture positive Fusobacterium, which has recently been associated with occult GI and genitourinary malignancies...
October 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034256/integration-of-geriatric-assessment-in-the-care-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-malignancies
#8
REVIEW
Siri Rostoft
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies are older. Recently, it has become evident that elements from a geriatric assessment (GA) are powerful predictors of outcomes such as postoperative morbidity and mortality, length of stay, type of treatment received, and survival across several GI tumor types in older adults. A GA is a systematic evaluation of functional status, comorbidities, polypharmacy, cognition, nutritional status, emotional status, and social support...
August 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031177/giant-gastric-lipoma-presenting-as-gi-bleed-enucleation-or-resection
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Salah Termos, Ossama Reslan, Omar Alqabandi, Abdullah AlDuwaisan, Saud Al-Subaie, Khalifa Alyatama, Mohammad Alali, Ahmad AlSaleh
INTRODUCTION: Gastric lipomas are unusual benign lesions and account for less than 1% of all tumours of the stomach and 5% of all gastrointestinal lipomas (Thompson et al.2003; Fernandez et al. 1983 [1,2]). Although predominantly asymptomatic and indolent; they may present with gastric outlet obstruction and upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding owing to size and ulceration. Only a few cases have been reported, presenting large in size with massive GI bleeding (Alcalde Escribano et al...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991077/surveillance-of-duodenal-polyposis-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-should-the-spigelman-score-be-modified
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EDITORIAL
Isabelle Sourrouille, Jérémie H Lefèvre, Conor Shields, Chrystelle Colas, Jerôme Bellanger, Benoît Desaint, Francois Paye, Emmanuel Tiret, Yann Parc
BACKGROUND: Duodenal polyposis is a manifestation of adenomatous polyposis that predisposes to duodenal or ampullary adenocarcinoma. Duodenal polyposis is monitored by upper GI endoscopies and may require iterative resections and prophylactic radical surgical treatment when malignancy is threatening. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate severity scoring for surveillance and treatment in a large series of duodenal polyposis. DESIGN: From 1982 to 2014, every patient surveyed by upper GI endoscopies for duodenal polyposis was included...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990793/leiomyosarcoma-of-the-infratemporal-fossa-with-perineurial-spread-along-the-right-mandibular-nerve-a-case-report
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Frank J Barbiero, Anita J Huttner, Benjamin L Judson, Joachim M Baehring
Leiomyosarcomas are malignant tumors displaying strong smooth muscle differentiation [ 1 ]. They can often develop within the GI tract and myometrium, but are particularly rare in the head and neck [ 2 , 3 ]. Perineurial spread of head and neck cancer is observed in patients with neoplasms of the skin (squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma) or skin appendages (adenoid cystic carcinoma) [ 4-6 ]. We report the case of a woman who presented with diplopia and headaches. MRI showed an infratemporal mass lesion and faint enhancement tracking along the mandibular nerve into the wall of the right cavernous sinus...
October 9, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959428/coincidence-or-not-a-rare-case-of-rectal-leiomyosarcoma-amidst-incidental-findings-of-anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-case-presentation-and-literature-review
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Gosta Iwasiuk, Jason Nealy
Leiomyosarcoma accounts for only a small percentage of colorectal malignancies and remains a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Here, we describe a case of leiomyosarcoma in a middle-age female first identified on colonoscopy. The cancer had invaded the posterior vaginal wall necessitating an abdominoperineal resection with partial vaginectomy and pelvic floor reconstruction with neovagina creation. Final pathologic analysis revealed invasion into the posterior vaginal wall without direct involvement of the vaginal squamous mucosa...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931467/clinical-features-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-pathotypes-identified-by-fecal-gastrointestinal-multiplex-nucleic-acid-amplification-in-patients-with-cancer-and-diarrhea
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Andrew W Chao, Micah Bhatti, Herbert L DuPont, James P Nataro, Lily G Carlin, Pablo C Okhuysen
Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) pathotypes with differing epidemiology and clinical features, are known causes of disease with worldwide occurrence. At a major cancer center in the U.S., we studied patients with cancer and diarrhea for whom a GI Biofire FilmArray multiplex GI panel (BFM) was performed. An enteropathogen was identified in 382 of 2017 (19%) samples distributed across 311 patients. Of these, 60/311(19%) were positive for DEC. Patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) 29/60 (48%) or with a hematologic malignancy 17/60 (28%) accounted for the majority of DEC cases...
August 12, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930817/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-associated-with-colon-cancer-metastatic-to-liver-a-case-report
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Jing Wang, Lei Zhao, Nina Ma, Juanjuan Che, Huihui Li, Bangwei Cao
RATIONALE: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (CCS) is an idiopathic, nonhereditary syndrome haracterized by gastrointestinal (GI) polyposis and ectodermal changes including alopecia, onychatrophia, and pigmentation. CCS colon polyps were previously considered to be benign neoplasms. However, serrated adenoma was reported to be associated with malignant neoplasms in some cases of gastric and colorectal carcinomas, and esophageal cancers. Although malignant colon and gastric cancer have been reported in CCS, reports of distant metastasis have been rare in CCS...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919620/role-of-serum-pepsinogen-i-and-ii-ratio-in-screening-of-gastric-carcinoma
#15
A Begum, M A Baten, Z Begum, M M Ahsan, S F Rahman, F Chowdhury, A H Khan
In spite of the global decline in its incidence and mortality, gastric carcinoma still remains a major cause of death due to cancer. Early detection of gastric carcinoma is expected to reduce mortality rates. The applications of measuring of pepsinogen I and pepsinogen II are useful in screening of gastric carcinoma. This cross sectional comparative study was done to find out the correlation of histopathological pattern of gastric carcinoma with serum pepsinogen I & II ratio in the Department of Pathology, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh from January 2010 to December 2010...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900989/-clinicopathological-classification-and-prognostic-factors-of-gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms-an-analysis-of-119-cases
#16
Xinli Ma, Wenyi Zhao, Chun Zhuang, Xiaosong Wang, Lin Tu, Ming Wang, Yongwei Sun, Hui Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics, pathological classification and prognostic factors of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine neoplasms (GI-NENs). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 119 GI-NENs patients at Shanghai Renji Hospital from November 2007 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. According to the classification and grading criteria of the WHO Neuroendocrine Tumor 2010 edition, patients were classified pathologically to realize the malignant degree of tumors...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900478/esophageal-cancer-in-israel-has-unique-clinico-pathological-features-a-retrospective-study
#17
Michal Sarfaty, Esty Lankry, Assaf Moore, Noga Kurman, Ofer Purim, Yulia Kundel, Irit Ben-Aharon, Gali Perl, Olga Ulitsky, Noa Gordon, Aaron Sulkes, Nikolai Menasherov, Hanoch Kashtan, Baruch Brenner
Introduction: Data regarding esophageal cancer (EC) in Israel are limited. The aim of this study was hence to characterize this entity in the Israeli population and to compare it to the literature. Patients/Methods: This is a retrospective study of all consecutive EC patients treated at our institution between 1997-2013. Data were retrieved from patients' medical files. Results: Two hundred patients were included. The median age at diagnosis was 70.5 years; 63.5% were males; 63% were Ashkenazi Jews, 29% were Sephardic Jews, and 0...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885903/a-minimally-invasive-treatment-for-early-gi-cancers
#18
REVIEW
Lady Katherine Mejía-Pérez, Seiichiro Abe, Tyler Stevens, Mansour A Parsi, Sunguk N Jang, Ichiro Oda, John J Vargo, Yutaka Saito, Amit Bhatt
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) allows curative resection of early malignant gastrointestinal (GI) lesions, potentially avoiding open surgery. Unfortunately, awareness of this technique is low, and many patients undergo surgery without consideration of ESD. This article reviews the indications for ESD and its advantages and limitations, and guides internists in their approach to patients with early GI cancer.
September 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879803/practice-patterns-of-retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-and-predictors-of-filter-retrieval-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism
#19
Jieun Kang, Heung-Kyu Ko, Ji Hoon Shin, Gi-Young Ko, Kyung-Wook Jo, Jin Won Huh, Yeon-Mok Oh, Sang-Do Lee, Jae Seung Lee
Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are increasingly used in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) who have contraindications to anticoagulant therapy. However, previous studies have shown that many retrievable filters are left permanently in patients. This study aimed to identify the common indications for IVC filter insertion, the filter retrieval rate, and the predictive factors for filter retrieval attempts. To this end, a retrospective cohort study was performed at a tertiary care center in South Korea between January 2010 and May 2016...
September 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879211/common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-several-gastrointestinal-manifestations
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Catarina Atalaia-Martins, Sandra Barbeiro, Pedro Marcos, Isabel Cotrim, Helena Vasconcelos
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is an immunodeficiency disorder with a high incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations and an increased risk of gastric malignancy. We report a case of a CVID with mild anemia presenting with multiple GI manifestations: gastric low-grade dysplasia (LGD), enteropathy with villous atrophy, refractory Giardia infection, nodular lymphoid hyperplasia, and inflammatory bowel-like disease. The differential diagnosis with celiac sprue could be challenging because of CVID enteropathy with villous flattening...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
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