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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413875/neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-advanced-gastric-and-esophago-gastric-cancer-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Federico Coccolini, Matteo Nardi, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Andrea Celotti, Stefano Cascinu, Paola Fugazzola, Matteo Tomasoni, Olivier Glehen, Fausto Catena, Yutaka Yonemura, Luca Ansaloni
INTRODUCTION: Even in after curative surgery and adequate linfoadenectomy the survival of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains poor. At present some data have been published on the effects of NACT and perioperative chemotherapy on AGC and Esophago-gastric cancer (EGC) but not definitive ones. The present meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effects of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) on the AGC and EGC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of NACT + surgery vs...
January 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399174/prognoses-of-advanced-esophago-gastric-junction-cancer-may-be-modified-by-thoracotomy-and-splenectomy
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Kei Hosoda, Keishi Yamashita, Harukazu Tsuruta, Hiromitsu Moriya, Hiroaki Mieno, Akira Ema, Marie Washio, Masahiko Watanabe
Globally, the incidence of esophago-gastric junction (EGJ) cancer is rapidly increasing. However, the proposed strategies for the treatment of these types of cancer are so diverse that there is no established consensus on the optimal treatment. The aim of the present study was to identify independent prognostic factors to delineate the optimal strategies for the treatment of EGJ cancer. The medical records of 150 patients with EGJ cancer who underwent curative surgery at the Kitasato University were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394844/-a-case-of-qol-improvement-after-intestinal-stenosis-due-to-peritoneal-dissemination-of-gastric-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Katsumi Shimomura, Yuki Furuke, Yukie Tanaka, Tatsuya Kumano, Syuhei Komatsu, Kenichiro Imura, Jun Ikeda, Fumihiro Taniguchi, Yasuhiro Shioaki, Yoshikazu Nakatsugawa
Nearly 70% of gastric cancer recurrences occur as peritoneal dissemination. Most of the treatment for recurrence of gastric cancer dissemination is chemotherapy; depending on the symptoms and the site of recurrence, palliative bypass surgery may be performed. Intensive treatment is often difficult for elderly patients over 85-years-old. This case was a 91-year-old female who underwent total gastrectomy for gastric cancer(signet-ring cell carcinoma)7years prior. Two years ago, a stenosis due to recurrence was revealed in the small intestine and bypass surgery was performed...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394740/-a-case-of-esophago-gastric-junctional-carcinoma-with-intramural-invasion-and-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis
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Hidekazu Hiramoto, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Tomohiro Arita, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Ryo Morimura, Yasutoshi Murayama, Yoshiaki Kuriu, Hisashi Ikoma, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Kazuma Okamoto, Eigo Otsuji
The patient was a 66-year-old man who was diagnosed with a type 3 lesion in the esophago-gastric junction and a type 1 lesion in the upper esophagus. Both the lesions were diagnosed as adenocarcinoma. Chest and abdominal computed tomography examinations pointed out No. 106recL lymph node metastasis. He was diagnosed with Stage III esophago-gastric cancer( T2N3M0)and treated by a laparoscopic subtotal esophagectomy with 2-field lymph node dissection. The histological diagnosis was type 3 adenocarcinoma in the esophago-gastric junction with intramural metastasis and massive lymph node metastasis(No...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356303/rapid-drink-challenge-test-during-esophageal-high-resolution-manometry-in-patients-with-esophago-gastric-junction-outflow-obstruction
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D Biasutto, F Mion, A Garros, S Roman
BACKGROUND: Esophago-gastric junction (EGJ) outflow obstruction is of unclear significance. Rapid drink challenge (RDC) test is easy to perform during esophageal high resolution manometry. We aimed to assess the yield of RDC test in patients with EGJ outflow obstruction. METHODS: Manometry studies of patients with EGJ outflow obstruction according to the Chicago Classification v3.0 were retrospectively reviewed. Pan-esophageal pressurization (PEP), esophageal shortening, and pressure gradient across the EGJ were analyzed during RDC test (200-mL free drinking in sitting position) and compared according to the causes of EGJ outflow obstruction determined by charts review...
January 22, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352618/point-shear-wave-elastography-of-the-spleen-its-role-in-patients-with-portal-hypertension
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Natalie Lucchina, Chiara Recaldini, Monica Macchi, Valeria Molinelli, Mario Montanari, Sergio Segato, Raffaele Novario, Carlo Fugazzola
The goals of the study described here were to evaluate the feasibility and reproducibility of measuring spleen stiffness (SS) using point shear wave elastography in a series of cirrhotic patients and to investigate whether SS, liver stiffness (LS) and other non-invasive parameters are correlated with the presence of esophagogastric varices (EVs). Fifty-four cirrhotic patients with low-grade EVs or without EVs at esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy were enrolled. They underwent abdominal ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound of hepatic vessels simultaneously with p-SWE of the liver and spleen...
January 15, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331883/curative-distal-pancreatectomy-in-patients-with-acinar-cell-carcinoma-of-pancreas-diagnosed-by-endoscopic-aspiration-via-esophago-jejunostomy-a-successful-case-report
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Takeomi Hamada, Atsushi Nanashima, Masahide Hiyoshi, Makoto Ikenoue, Naoya Imamura, Koichi Yano, Yoshiro Fujii, Yoshimasa Kubota, Tesshin Ban, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yuichiro Sato
INTRODUCTION: This is a case report on the advances in preoperative endoscopic-guided fine-needle-aspiration (FNA) diagnosis for pancreatic carcinoma to achieve a curative operation even in patients who have a history of total gastrectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old man, who underwent total gastrectomy for gastric cancer 13 years ago, had discomfort in the left lateral abdomen. A 3-cm hypovascular mass accompanying a large distal pseudocyst in the pancreatic tail was observed on computed tomography...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327262/risk-of-neoplastic-progression-among-patients-with-an-irregular-z-line-on-long-term-follow-up
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David Itskoviz, Zohar Levi, Doron Boltin, Alex Vilkin, Yifat Snir, Rachel Gingold-Belfer, Yaron Niv, Iris Dotan, Ram Dickman
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a known complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In a previous study, we described a high prevalence of intestinal metaplasia (IM) in patients with an irregular Z line. However, the clinical importance of this finding is unclear. GOALS: To evaluate the long-term development of BE and relevant complications in patients diagnosed with an irregular Z line, with or without IM, on routine esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD)...
January 11, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321843/esophagocoloplasty-fistula-successfully-treated-with-vacuum-assisted-closure
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Santiago A Endara, Fernando J Terán, Armando J Serrano, Manuela J Castillo, Gabriel A Molina
Esophageal fistulas in the cervical region are usually difficult to manage and carry a high morbidity. We report a case of an esophago-colonic fistula after colonic interposition, successfully managed with vacuum-assisted closure 'V.A.C. system', (Kinetic Concepts Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA). The patient initially presented with purulent fluid from the cervical wound 13 days after surgery. Esophagogram confirmed a leak. Since the patient had a history of anastomotic leaks, a surgical intervention was not the treatment of choice...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282145/parenteral-nutrition-during-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-non-metastatic-gastric-or-esophago-gastric-cancer-to-reduce-postoperative-morbidity-percog-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tara C Mueller, Rebekka Schirren, Victoria Kehl, Helmut Friess, Daniel Reim, Marc E Martignoni
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with gastric or esophago-gastric cancer are at risk for malnutrition. Preoperative malnutrition was shown to increase the incidence of postoperative complications following abdominal surgery. However, it remains unclear if preoperative parenteral nutritional support during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) may be effective to reduce the rate of postoperative complications in these patients. METHODS/DESIGN: The PERCOG trial is a randomized controlled multicenter observer-blinded trial, investigating if the improvement of the general condition of patients with non-metastasized gastric cancer or cancer of the esophago-gastric junction during NACT by supplemental parenteral nutrition can decrease the postoperative Comprehensive Complication Index (CCI)...
December 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280782/management-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-the-pediatric-population-a-clinical-report-from-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-pancreas-committee
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Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Soma Kumar, Jose Antonio Quiros, Keshawadhana Balakrishnan, Bradley Barth, Samuel Bitton, John F Eisses, Elsie Jazmin Foglio, Victor Fox, Denease Francis, Alvin Jay Freeman, Tanja Gonska, Amit S Grover, Sohail Z Husain, Rakesh Kumar, Sameer Lapsia, Tom Lin, Quin Y Liu, Asim Maqbool, Zachary M Sellers, Flora Szabo, Aliye Uc, Steven L Werlin, Veronique D Morinville
BACKGROUND: Although the incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP) in children is increasing, management recommendations rely on adult published guidelines. Pediatric-specific recommendations are needed. METHODS: The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Pancreas committee performed a MEDLINE review using several preselected key terms relating to management considerations in adult and pediatric AP. The literature was summarized, quality of evidence reviewed, and statements of recommendations developed...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260389/potential-curability-and-perception-of-received-information-in-esophageal-cancer-patients
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Eleonora Pinto, Francesco Cavallin, Luca Maria Saadeh, Maria Cristina Bellissimo, Rita Alfieri, Silvia Mantoan, Matteo Cagol, Carlo Castoro, Marco Scarpa
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate patients' perceived receipt of information according to the possibility of cure in esophageal cancer. METHODS: One hundred and twelve consecutive patients presenting at the multidisciplinary visit at the Veneto Institute of Oncology for esophageal cancer between 2014 and 2016 were included in the study. The Italian version of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) quality of life questionnaires C30 (core questionnaire), OG25 (esophago-gastric cancer module), and INFO25 (information module) were used...
December 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239193/-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-tumors
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R Obermannova
Chemotherapy prolongs overall survival (OS) in esophageal (EC) and gastric cancer (GC). Unsatisfactory results of systemic therapy initiated a search for new treatment options. In metastatic disease, a number of targeted drugs were tested; however, several phase III studies assessing receptor tyrosin kinase-related signaling pathways, such as EGFR, MET/HGF or mTOR, failed. Trastuzumab remains the only targeted drug with a known molecular predictor, which extended the OS in metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma and adenocarcinoma of esophago-gastric junction...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228748/the-role-of-anti-egfr-agents-in-the-first-line-treatment-of-advanced-esophago-gastric-adenocarcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Bum Jun Kim, Jung Han Kim, Hyun Joo Jang, Hyeong Su Kim
The role of anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy is controversial in patients with esophago-gastric adenocarcinoma. We performed this meta-analysis to evaluate whether the addition of an anti-EGFR agent to chemotherapy can produce survival benefits in patients with advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma, gastric adenocarcinoma, or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Electronic databases were searched for eligible randomized studies. From six studies, 1,817 patients were included in the meta-analysis of hazard ratios (HRs) for progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208780/does-digestive-symptoms-require-esophago-gastroscopy-prior-to-bariatric-procedure-assessment-of-6-years-experience
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Serdar Yormaz, Huseyin Yilmaz, Husnu Alptekin, Ilhan Ece, Fahrettin Acar, Bayram Colak, Mehmet Ertugrul Kafali, Enes Sahin, Mustafa Sahin
AIM: Performance of routine preoperative esophagogastroduodenal endoscopy (EGE) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery is still a controversial subject. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the benefits of performing preoperative EGE in a cohort of bariatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present retrospective study was performed between March 2010 and June 2016. We divided the study participants into two groups: group A comprised subjects without disturbing upper digestive signs, while group B comprised patients with disturbing upper digestive signs...
November 29, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203735/histomorphologic-changes-of-esophageal-mucosa-in-experimental-third-degree-stricture
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Volodymyr O Shaprynskyi, Yevgeniy V Shaprinskiy, Yaroslav V Karyi, Serhii A Lysenko
INTRODUCTION: Nowadays the level of early and late complications after the operations for esophageal corrosive strictures such as esophago-organ anastomotic leak, development of infections, pneumonia, pleural empyema, mediastinitis, peritonitis, postoperative corrosive stricture development etc. remains rather high. Besides, postoperative mortality rate is high as well - 3.5-30 %. For that reason, an experimental model of esophageal stricture was suggested and ultrastructural mucosal changes in the stricture itself were studied to elaborate the unified pathogenic approach in treatment of esophageal stricture and improvement of its results...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166377/the-effect-of-body-position-on-esophageal-reflexes-in-cats-a-possible-mechanism-of-sids
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Ivan M Lang, Bidyut K Medda, Reza Shaker, Sudarshan Jadcherla
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that life threatening events are caused by supra-esophageal reflux (SER) of gastric contents which activates laryngeal chemoreflex-stimulated apnea. Placing infants supine decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The aim of this study was to determine whether body position affects esophageal reflexes that control SER. METHODS: We instrumented the pharyngeal and esophageal muscles of decerebrate cats (N=14) to record EMG or manometry, and investigated the effects of body position on the esophago-upper esophageal sphincter (UES) contractile reflex (EUCR), esophago-UES relaxation reflex (EURR), esophagus-stimulated pharyngeal swallow response (EPSR), secondary peristalsis (SP), and pharyngeal swallow (PS)...
November 22, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151478/low-incidence-of-esophageal-lesions-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-using-contact-force-sensing-catheter-without-esophageal-temperature-probe
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Christian Blockhaus, Patrick Müller, Stephan Vom Dahl, Silke Leonhardt, Dieter Häussinger, Shqipe Gerguri, Lucas Clasen, Jan Schmidt, Muhammed Kurt, Christoph Brinkmeyer, Malte Kelm, Dong-In Shin, Hisaki Makimoto
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a cornerstone therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF). Although severe complications are rather rare, the development of an atrio-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a fatal complication with a very high mortality even after surgical treatment. The use of esophageal temperature probes (ETP) during PVI may protect the esophagus but it is still under debate since the ETP may also lead to esophageal lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical safety of PVI using contact-force (CF) sensing catheter without esophageal temperature monitoring...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117903/histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-the-use-of-collagen-dressing-as-a-reinforcement-of-esophagic-anastomosis-in-a-rat-experimental-model
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Rocio Garcia-Perez, Vicente Munitiz, Carlos Manuel Martinez-Caceres, David Ruiz de Angulo, Angeles Ortiz, Luisa F Martinez de Haro, Diana Navas, Pascual Parrilla
INTRODUCTION: One of the most severe complications after esophaguectomy is anastomotic dehiscence. The use of collagen sponges could be an effective way to resolve this complication. Our objective was to perform an experimental model of esophageal anastomosis in rats to study these mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 50 Sprague-Dawley rats were used divided into 2 groups, Tachosil(®) group (n=25) and control group (n=25). After the section of the abdominal esophagus a single-layer esophago-gastric anastomosis was performed reinforced with 1cm of Tachosil(®) wrapping the anastomosis in group 1...
November 5, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019578/nutritional-assessment-methods-as-predictors-of-postoperative-mortality-in-gastric-cancer-patients-submitted-to-gastrectomy
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Aline Kirjner Poziomyck, Leandro Totti Cavazzola, Luisa Jussara Coelho, Edson Braga Lameu, Antonio Carlos Weston, Luis Fernando Moreira
OBJECTIVES: to determine the nutritional evaluation method that best predicts mortality in 90 days of patients submitted to gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS: we conducted a prospective study with 44 patients with gastric cancer, stages II to IIIa, of whom nine were submitted to partial gastrectomy, 34 to total gastrectomy, and one to esophago-gastrectomy. All patients were nutritionally evaluated through the same protocol, up to 72h after hospital admission...
September 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
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