The Combined Use of Drainage Amylase Concentration and Serum C-reactive Protein as Predictors of Pancreas-Related Complications after Elective Gastrectomy.

CONCLUSIONS: Splenectomy correlates with PPRC, which is consistent with results from large clinical trials. A combined use of dAmy3 and sCRP3 can be useful in predicting the risks of PPRC. PMID: 31600759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Reinforcement on duodenal stump using laparoscopic single purse-string suture during laparoscopic radical gastrectomy is simple and effective and could avoid the incidence of duodenal stump leakage to some extent.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The DFT method efficiently and safely facilitated the ESE procedure during the resection of gastric submucosal tumors. This study was registered with Chinese Clinical Trial Registry under Registration number ChiCTR-OOC-15005833). PMID: 31187025 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Authors: Sikiric P, Hahm KB, Blagaic AB, Tvrdeic A, Pavlov KH, Petrovic A, Kokot A, Gojkovic S, Krezic I, Drmic D, Rucman R, Seiwerth S Abstract We reviewed again the significance of the stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 as a likely mediator of Robert's stomach cytoprotection/adaptive cytoprotection and organoprotection and as novel mediator of Selye's stress coping response to reestablish homeostasis. Specific points of BPC 157 therapy and the original concept of Robert's cytoprotection/adaptive cytoprotection/organoprotection are discussed, including the beneficial effects of BPC 157. First, BPC 157 protect...
Source: Gut and Liver - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effect of self-expandable metal stent placement on outcomes of patients with duodenal obstruction secondary to pancreatic carcinoma.MethodsTwenty-nine consecutive inoperable patients with pancreatic cancer and gastric outlet obstruction who received metallic stent placement in our hospital between September 2009 and October 2017 were enrolled for analysis.ResultsFifteen male patients and 14 female patients receiving stent placement with a median age of 68 years (range, 50–85 years) were included. The technical and clinical success rates of the procedure were 100% and 89.7%, respect...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effect of self-expandable metal stent placement on outcomes of patients with duodenal obstruction secondary to pancreatic carcinoma. METHODS: Twenty-nine consecutive inoperable patients with pancreatic cancer and gastric outlet obstruction who received metallic stent placement in our hospital between September 2009 and October 2017 were enrolled for analysis. RESULTS: Fifteen male patients and 14 female patients receiving stent placement with a median age of 68 years (range, 50-85 years) were included. The technical and clinical success rates of the procedure were 100% and 89.7...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
In this study, we reviewed major human studies on the health risks of radiation exposure and showed that sex-related factors may potentially influence the long-term response to radiation exposure. Available data suggest that long-term radiosensitivity in women is higher than that in men who receive a comparable dose of radiation. The report on the biological effects of ionizing radiation (BEIR VII) published in 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences, United States emphasized that women may be at significantly greater risk of suffering and dying from radiation-induced cancer than men exposed to the same dose of radiation....
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of high body mass index (BMI) on surgical outcome of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed using PubMed and Embase databases. The relevant data were extracted, and surgical outcomes and postoperative complications were compared between BMI≥25 kg/m2 and BMI
Source: Asian Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Asian J Surg Source Type: research
This study compares the safety and feasibility of short-term surgical outcomes of RG and LG for patients with GC. This was a single-center retrospective study of 659 consecutive patients with GC who received minimally invasive surgery. LG (nā€Š=ā€Š639) was performed between 2013 and 2017 and RG (nā€Š=ā€Š20) was performed in 2017. Lymphadenectomy without touching the pancreas was basically performed during RG using assisting articulating forceps. Overall incidence of postoperative complications higher than Clavien–Dindo grade 2 was not significantly different (LG group 5.9%, RG group 5.0%). In RG group, POPF, intra-...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
The objective of this study was to determine occurrence of major bleeding as well as recurrent VTE events on treatment with DOACs or LMWHs in a cohort study.Methods: The cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) clinic is a centralized service for care of cancer patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) established at the Tausig Cancer Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. We conducted a prospective cohort study of patients referred to this clinic between 8/2014 through 1/2018. The demographics, cancer types, VTE characteristics, treatment courses, and outcomes (VTE recurrence, major or clin...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 332. Antithrombotic Therapy: Poster I Source Type: research
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