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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641289/impact-of-comorbid-irritable-bowel-syndrome-on-treatment-outcome-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease-on-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-in-japan
#1
Yasushi Funaki, Hiroshi Kaneko, Yurika Kawamura, Takashi Yoshimine, Yasuhiro Tamura, Shinya Izawa, Masahide Ebi, Naotaka Ogasawara, Makoto Sasaki, Kunio Kasugai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) frequently coexists with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). Efficacy of long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment on NERD with or without IBS is controversial. The impact of comorbid IBS in NERD on quality of life (QOL) remains uncertain. We verified the hypothesis that NERD patients with IBS symptoms demonstrated poor responses to long-term PPI treatments, deteriorated QOL, and high frequency of psychological deviations in Japan. METHODS: In all, 141 NERD patients who had been taking PPIs for more than 6 months were enrolled and analyzed...
June 23, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637030/patency-capsule-tolerability-in-school-aged-children
#2
Daisuke Tokuhara, Kenji Watanabe, Yuki Cho, Haruo Shintaku
BACKGROUND: A patency capsule (PC) can help predict capsule endoscope (CE) retention; however, PC tolerability is unknown in children. We retrospectively evaluated PC tolerability in school-aged children. METHODS: Sixty-one patients (median age, 12.9 years; range 7.4-17.3 years) who underwent PC examination were analyzed for occurrence and determinants of ingestion difficulty and relationships between ingestion of the 2 capsules. We defined ingestion difficulty as taking 30 min or more, or failure, to ingest the PC...
June 22, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628918/bifidobacterium-rich-fecal-donor-may-be-a-positive-predictor-for-successful-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#3
Shinta Mizuno, Tatsuhiro Masaoka, Makoto Naganuma, Taishiro Kishimoto, Momoko Kitazawa, Shunya Kurokawa, Moeko Nakashima, Kozue Takeshita, Wataru Suda, Masaru Mimura, Masahira Hattori, Takanori Kanai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dysbiosis is associated with various systemic disorders including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) might restore intestinal microbial balance. The study aimed to determine the safety and efficacy of FMT in IBS patients, as well as also positive predictors for FMT. METHODS: This was a single-arm, open-label study. Eligible patients were diagnosed based on Rome III Diagnostic Criteria. Fecal materials were administered to the patient via colonoscopy...
June 21, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609775/vancomycin-in-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-dysbiosis-fight-fire-with-fire
#4
Luc Biedermann
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June 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609771/effect-of-antithrombotic-therapy-and-long-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-procedure-time-on-early-and-delayed-postoperative-bleeding
#5
Nobue Ueki, Seiji Futagami, Teppei Akimoto, Yuta Maruki, Hiroshi Yamawaki, Yasuhiro Kodaka, Hiroyuki Nagoya, Tomotaka Shindo, Masafumi Kusunoki, Tetsuro Kawagoe, Katya Gudis, Kazumasa Miyake, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
BACKGROUND: Recent updated guidelines of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology recommend the use of a single dose of antiplatelet agents in patients undergoing endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). However, the postoperative bleeding risk after gastric ESD associated with the continuation or interruption of antithrombotic therapy remains controversial. We aimed to evaluate whether certain factors including interrupted antithrombotic therapy could affect early and delayed post-ESD bleeding risk...
June 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609761/clinical-usefulness-of-somatostatin-receptor-scintigraphy-in-japanese-patients-with-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#6
Sho Hasegawa, Noritoshi Kobayashi, Motohiko Tokuhisa, Ayumu Goto, Shoko Takano, Yuuki Takada, Tomohiro Kaneta, Ryutaro Mori, Ryusei Matsuyama, Itaru Endo, Shoji Yamanaka, Atsushi Nakajima, Tomio Inoue, Yasushi Ichikawa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Somatostatin receptor (SSTR) scintigraphy (SRS) is the standard imaging modality for evaluation of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (GEP-NET) in Western countries. However, this modality was not approved in Japan until recently. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of SRS for detecting GEP-NET in Japanese patients. METHODS: Japanese patients with advanced GEP-NET were enrolled and evaluated by the SRS and CT...
June 14, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605745/current-standard-and-future-perspectives-in-non-surgical-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Tobias Eggert, Tim F Greten
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive liver tumor with a poor 5-year survival rate. Many HCCs are not amenable to surgical resection, because of tumor size, location, or because of the patient's poor liver function, a common obstacle to HCC therapy, because HCCs almost always develop in chronically inflamed livers. SUMMARY: In recent years, many efforts have been made to improve patient survival by conducting clinical trials investigating local and systemic treatment options for patients with unresectable tumors...
June 13, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605740/a-randomized-double-blind-pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-famotidine-on-acotiamide-treatment-for-functional-dyspepsia
#8
Mariko Hojo, Akihito Nagahara, Daisuke Asaoka, Tsutomu Takeda, Kentaro Izumi, Kohei Matsumoto, Hiroya Ueyama, Yuji Shimada, Kenshi Matsumoto, Shuko Nojiri, Sumio Watanabe
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acotiamide, a prokinetic drug, is used to treat functional dyspepsia (FD), especially postprandial distress syndrome (PDS). However, a treatment for FD patients with PDS and/or epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) has not been established. We investigated the efficacy of famotidine in combination with acotiamide for FD. METHODS: Fifty blindly randomized FD patients received placebo with acotiamide, or famotidine with acotiamide, for 4 weeks. Treatment efficacy was assessed by overall treatment effects (OTE), total, PDS and EPS symptom scores, and impairment of quality of life (QOL)...
June 13, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571035/serological-evaluation-of-gastric-cancer-risk-based-on-pepsinogen-and-helicobacter-pylori-antibody-relationship-to-endoscopic-findings
#9
Takahiro Kotachi, Masanori Ito, Masaharu Yoshihara, Tomoyuki Boda, Mariko Kiso, Kazuhiko Masuda, Taiji Matsuo, Shinji Tanaka, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: The serological risk-prediction system combined the pepsinogen (PG) test, and anti-Helicobacter pylori antibody is available for evaluation of gastric cancer risk. In this system, chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) or H. pylori infection is diagnosed. Subjects with H. pylori negative and PG test negative (group A) are supposed to be those who have never been infected with H. pylori and are at extremely low risk for gastric cancer. However, a certain proportion of patients with CAG has been identified as the extremely low-risk group (group A)...
June 2, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564649/oral-vancomycin-and-gentamicin-for-treatment-of-very-early-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#10
Raffi Lev-Tzion, Oren Ledder, Eyal Shteyer, Michelle Li Nien Tan, Holm H Uhlig, Dan Turner
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is complex and involves the contribution of genetic and environmental factors. Many patients with very early onset IBD are difficult to treat. The current antibiotic medication that targets gram-negative and anaerobic bacteria provides only moderate efficacy in subsets of patients with IBD. METHODS: We report a case series of 5 children with a mean age of 1.6 years (range 6 months to 2.7 years) during IBD onset, who were previously refractory to standard treatments and who received oral vancomycin with or without gentamicin...
June 1, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564642/effectiveness-of-endoscopic-hemostasis-with-soft-coagulation-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-over-a-12-year-period
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Daisuke Yamaguchi, Yasuhisa Sakata, Hisako Yoshida, Naoko E Furukawa, Nanae Tsuruoka, Toru Higuchi, Akira Watanabe, Ryo Shimoda, Seiji Tsunada, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In this study, investigations were carried out to ascertain whether soft coagulation hemostasis for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) has ever been performed in a time-dependent manner. METHODS: Medical records of 502 patients who had undergone emergency endoscopic hemostasis for non-variceal UGIB from 2003 to 2014 were checked and the modalities were used to achieve hemostasis compared between the first period from 2003 to 2008 (197 patients) and the second period from 2009 to 2014 (305 patients)...
June 1, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521319/natural-course-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-japanese-hemodialysis-patients
#12
Mitsushige Sugimoto, Shu Sahara, Hitomi Ichikawa, Yukitoshi Sakao, Naro Ohashi, Ken Sugimoto, Hideo Yasuda, Takahisa Furuta, Akira Andoh
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is one of the major risk factors for gastrointestinal morbidity in hemodialysis patients. Primary end point is to investigate H. pylori infection rate in hemodialysis patients. As secondary end point, we clarified whether pepsinogen (PG) level was related with H. pylori infection status in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: Serum levels of PG I, II, and anti-H. pylori IgG antibody were assessed in 500 Japanese hemodialysis patients...
May 19, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511188/calprotectin-in-daily-practice-where-do-we-stand-in-2017
#13
Fabrizia D'Angelo, Christian Felley, Jean Louis Frossard
BACKGROUND: To make a distinction between organic and functional disease is essential for gastroenterologists in their daily practice, but it may be challenging, given the variety and aspecificity of gastrointestinal symptoms among the general population. The clinician aim is to avoid diagnostic delay and to restrict unnecessary invasive and expensive exams. SUMMARY: Faecal markers, in particular faecal calprotectin (FC), have given proof of being reliable markers of intestinal inflammation with good clinical sensitivity...
May 17, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511171/clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-raised-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-with-normal-villous-architecture-on-duodenal-biopsy
#14
Vikrant Parihar, Roisin Stack, Alaa Alakkari, Nial Breslin, B M Ryan, Stephen Crowther, Deidre McNamara
INTRODUCTION: The finding of a raised intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) count with normal villous architecture is of sufficient clinical importance to be reported in routine duodenal biopsies. AIM: To study the clinical and demographic data of patients with isolated increased IELs on duodenal biopsy. METHODS: A single-tertiary-centre retrospective study was carried out with a review of medical records of patients with increased IELs. Patients from 2012 to 2014, >18 years with at least one biopsy from the second part of the duodenum with increased IELs; defined as >25 IELs/100 enterocytes, with preserved villous architecture were identified from our histopathology database with exclusion of patients with coeliac disease (CD)...
May 17, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501868/factors-associated-with-potassium-competitive-acid-blocker-non-response-in-patients-with-proton-pump-inhibitor-refractory-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#15
Masatsugu Okuyama, Kenichi Nakahara, Narika Iwakura, Tomoki Hasegawa, Maizumi Oyama, Ayumi Inoue, Hirotaka Ishizu, Hiroshi Satoh, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Approximately 20-40% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are refractory to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment. The acid-inhibitory effect of vonoprazan, a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB), is significantly greater when compared to the effect of PPIs. We investigated the efficacy of vonoprazan treatment for PPI-refractory GERD and factors associated with P-CAB non-response. METHODS: We enrolled 277 GERD patients receiving continuous PPI therapy...
May 13, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494451/anthocyanins-prevent-colorectal-cancer-development-in-a-mouse-model
#16
Elisabeth Lippert, Petra Ruemmele, Florian Obermeier, Stefan Goelder, Claudia Kunst, Gerhard Rogler, Nadja Dunger, Helmut Messmann, Arndt Hartmann, Esther Endlicher
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the main leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Present data suggest that plant-derived anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive properties. This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of an anthocyanin-rich extract from bilberries on colorectal tumour development and growth in the administration of azoxymethan (AOM)/dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) mouse model. METHODS: Colonic carcinogenesis was induced by AOM and DSS 3 or 5%, respectively, in 50 female Balb/c mice...
May 12, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395277/exploratory-research-on-latent-esophageal-motility-disorders-in-dysphagia-patients
#17
Shinpei Kawaguchi, Toshihisa Takeuchi, Yousuke Inoue, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Haruhiko Ozaki, Kazuhiro Ota, Satoshi Harada, Shoko Edogawa, Yuichi Kojima, Hiroshi Yamashita, Takumi Fukuchi, Kiyoshi Ashida, Kazuhide Higuchi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: High-resolution manometry (HRM) has been applied to assess esophageal motility disorders. However, the frequency and types of motility disorders in patients with dysphagia, which are frequently seen in clinical practice, are not clear. We evaluated latent esophageal motility disorders associated with dysphagia. METHODS: The study included patients without erosive esophageal mucosal damage and with dysphagia symptoms refractory to at least 8 weeks of standard-dose proton pump inhibitors...
April 11, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384644/current-standard-and-future-perspectives-in-the-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#18
Silke Cameron, Alexander Beham, Hans-Ulrich Schildhaus
The origin of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) from interstitial cells of Cajal or their precursor cells has been understood since the early 1990s. The first mutations within the KIT-gene have been described in the late 1990s. Even though these mutations were the breakthrough of small molecular therapy, we still do not know the factors responsible for their malignant transformation. Until then, we can only speak of recurrence risk. This review gives an introduction on the current understanding of GIST and highlights the remaining questions for diagnosis, tumor progression, and treatment in progressive disease...
April 7, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384634/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-1-promotes-prothrombin-gene-transcription-and-produces-des-gamma-carboxy-prothrombin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Tatsuya Taniguchi, Kazuhiro Kishi, Tadahiko Nakagawa, Hironori Tanaka, Takahiro Tanaka, Tetsu Tomonari, Koichi Okamoto, Masahiro Sogabe, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Toshiya Okahisa, Naoki Muguruma, Mayumi Kajimoto, Ikuko Sagawa, Tetsuji Takayama
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Although des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) is a well-known tumor marker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the mechanism of DCP production is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism how DCP is produced in HCC cells. METHODS: Levels of mRNA and DCP were analyzed by real-time polymerase chain reaction and electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay respectively. Secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) expression vectors including deletion mutants of the prothrombin gene promoter were constructed for reporter gene assay...
April 7, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384630/esophageal-cancer-new-insights-into-a-heterogenous-disease
#20
Sebastian Krug, Patrick Michl
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer represents a heterogeneous malignancy mostly diagnosed in advanced stages. Worldwide, squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) continue to be the most prevalent subtype; however, in the Western countries, the incidence of adenocarcinomas is increasing and will exceed that of SCC in the near future. During the last decade, several landmark trials contributed to a better understanding of the disease and emphasized the importance of multimodal treatment protocols. SUMMARY: With the introduction of perioperative or neoadjuvant approaches, the survival of both subtypes of esophageal cancer has significantly improved...
April 7, 2017: Digestion
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