Call for Applications: Research Seed Money for Two Grants for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)

Call for Applications: Research Seed Money for Two Grants for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), with the PMP Research Foundation, Announces Research Seed Money for Two Grants (up to 50,000/grant) for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) Abstract Submission Deadline: July 10, 2014 NORD, with funding by the PMP Research Foundation, is accepting applications for two, 2-year grants, $50,000 per grant, for scientific research studies and/or clinical research studies related to pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare disorder characterized by the progressive accumulation of mucus-secreting (mucinous) tumor cells within the abdomen and pelvis. Pseudomyxoma peritonei develops, in most cases, from a small perforation in the appendix that is caused by the penetration of a small growth (polyp) located within the appendix. Tumors arising in the ovary have also been implicated. The tumor cells spread (migrate) within the abdominal and pelvic cavity to characteristic locations.  Once they reach these locations, tumor cells continue to grow and spread throughout the peritoneum.  Characteristic locations for tumor cell growth are within the fatty membrane in front of the intestines (greater omentum), beneath the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen (diaphragm), and within the pelvis.  In females, there may be excessive growth on both ovaries.  The abdominal area becomes swollen, with digestive fu...
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Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
The newly published guideline of Japanese Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (2017 appendix) suggests to undergo endoscopic resection of colorectal polyps under anticoagulant therapy without stopping warfarin if PT-INR is under its therapeutic range, and in case of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), with stopping the drug only on the day of the treatment. However, the recommendation is not based on the established evidence. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the rate of bleeding and clarify its risk factors after endoscopic resection of colonic polyps performed according to the guideline in patients under anticoagulant therapy.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Monday abstract Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients aged 55  years or over who have undergone appendicectomy should be offered colonoscopy to exclude coexistent caecal pathology.
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite the advancement in visualization of anatomy with CT scan and laparoscopic appendicectomy there is still a role for screening colonoscopy in patients greater than 50 years of age with appendicitis particularly if they have associated bowel symptoms or risk factors for CRC.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion This small exploratory study suggests that eFTR of appendiceal polyps is feasible and can offer a minimally invasive approach for radical resection of these lesions. However, more safety and long-term follow-up data are needed to evaluate this evolving technique. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
gün AS, Erdoğan N Abstract Appendiceal mucinous neoplasms constitute a diagnostic spectrum ranging from adenoma to mucinous adenocarcinoma. To date, many classification systems have been proposed to reflect the histomorphological diversity of neoplasms in this range and their clinical correspondence, and also to form a common terminology between the pathologist and clinicians. The aim of this review is to provide an updated perspective on the pathological features of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms. Using the 2016 Modified Delphi Consensus Protocol (Delphi) and the Eighth Edition of the American Joint Committ...
Source: The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Turk J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Cases Tropical Medicine amoebic dysentery bacillary dysentery e.histolytica entamoeba histolytica shigellosis Source Type: blogs
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Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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