True Chromogranin a concentrations in plasma from patients with small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours.
Conclusion: Available commercial immunoassays measure CgA in plasma with gross variability. Three commercial CgA immunoassays discriminate so poorly between health and disease that they should not be used. The highest diagnostic accuracy was obtained with processing-independent measurement of total CgA concentrations in plasma. PMID: 32352887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The causes of NVGIB are complex and the onset, location, risk, and clinical presentations are variable. NVGIB can be generally divided into three types: vascular abnormality, neoplastic disease, and iatrogenic condition. TAE is a safe, effective, and fast procedure in the management of gastrointestinal bleeding. PMID: 32650690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that LPAC should be systematically suspected and investigated in patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis before age of thirty, but genetic testing should only be attempted in patients complying with the more stringent LPAC criteria. PMID: 32650689 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The strategy of preemptive ESD and surgery for synchronous colorectal neoplasms is minimally invasive and has a favorable prognosis. PMID: 32650680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Niriella MA, De Silva AP, Liyanage KI, Sarin SK, de Silva HJ Abstract While the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we are beginning to understand the role the gastrointestinal tract plays in the disease and the impact of the infection on the care of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases. We review the data and understanding around the virus related to the digestive tract, impact of the pandemic on delivery of GI services and daily gastroenterology clinical practice, and the effects on patients with pre-existing GI diseases. PMID: 32650675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Among our HD patients, OCI is considered a comorbid finding associated with mild liver morbidity that warrants strict infection control and periodic testing for blood borne infections. PMID: 32649843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Aleknonytė-Resch M, Freitag-Wolf S, International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium, Schreiber S, Krawczak M, Dempfle A Abstract BACKGROUND: Gene-gene interactions (G × G) potentially play a role in the etiology of complex human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and may partially explain their 'missing heritability'. METHODS: Using the largest genotype dataset available for IBD (16,636 Crohn's disease (CD) and 12,888 ulcerative colitis (UC) cases) we analyzed G × G with the powerful case-only (CO) design. We studied 169 single nu...
Authors: Yang B, Sun K, Hui Y, Zhu L, Wang S, Ma S, Yu Z, Zhao J, Liu Q, Zhao J, Chen X Abstract AIM: To investigate whether endoscopic treatment is applicable to American patients and explores the predictors of lymph node metastasis (LNM) in early gastric cancer (EGC). METHODS: Patients with EGC confined to either mucosa (T1a, n = 1799) and submucosa (T1b, n = 1689) were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result database. Multivariate logistic regression, Kaplan-Meier method, and univariate/multivariate Cox regression were used to assess the correlation between ...
Conclusion.: Preoperative imaging modalities is very important in parathyroidectomy surgery. Routine use of preoperative imaging modalities reduced the risk of complications in our clinic. PMID: 32646207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Our initial results of active scanning PT for primary liver cancer demonstrated the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of this advanced technique in this setting. The potential of the combination of PT with other locoregional therapies is under evaluation. PMID: 32648818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]