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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434074/adipose-derived-stem-cells-ameliorate-experimental-murine-colitis-via-tsp-1-dependent-activation-of-latent-tgf-%C3%AE
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Hiroshi Takeyama, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Mamoru Uemura, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Taishi Hata, Chu Matsuda, Ichiro Takemasa, Masakazu Ikenaga, Kohei Murata, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) have been investigated as therapeutic tools for a variety of autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying the immunomodulatory properties of ASCs are not well understood. Here, we investigated the mechanism of regulatory T cell (Treg) induction in ASC therapy in a murine model of inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: Acute colitis was induced in mice using dextran sulfate sodium and ASCs administered intraperitoneally...
April 22, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434073/direct-downregulation-of-b-cell-translocation-gene-3-by-microrna-93-is-required-for-desensitizing-esophageal-cancer-to-radiotherapy
#2
Hujun Cui, Shengqiang Zhang, Hongbo Zhou, Ling Guo
BACKGROUND: Esophageal squamous carcinoma (ESC) is one of the most fatal malignancies worldwide with increasing occurrences yet poor outcome. MicroRNAs were reported to play roles in ESC. AIMS: We aimed to understand how miRNAs affect the radiotherapy resistance of ESC. METHODS: MicroRNA assays, real-time PCR, and Western blot were performed for expression analysis of miR-93 and BTG3. Luciferase activity assay was conducted with mutated B-cell translocation gene 3 (BTG3) 3'-UTR sequence in the 3' end of luciferase sequence with miR-93 inhibitor...
April 22, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432477/usefulness-of-non-magnifying-narrow-band-imaging-in-evis-exera-iii-video-systems-and-high-definition-endoscopes-to-diagnose-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-using-the-barrett-international-nbi-group-bing-classification
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Oscar Nogales, Arancha Caballero-Marcos, Ana Clemente-Sánchez, Javier García-Lledó, Leticia Pérez-Carazo, Beatriz Merino, Carlos Carbonell, María López-Ibáñez, Cecilia González-Asanza
BACKGROUND: Narrow band imaging (NBI) allows identification of abnormal areas of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and could facilitate targeted biopsies. AIMS: We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy for dysplasia prediction using non-magnifying NBI in Evis Exera III processors and high-definition endoscopes using the Barrett International NBI Group (BING) classification, as well as inter/intraobserver agreement for dysplasia prediction and mucosal/vascular patterns. METHODS: Eight observers (4 staff endoscopists and 4 trainee endoscopists) evaluated 100 images selected from an anonymized bank of 470 photographs using the BING classification...
April 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432476/immunological-mechanisms-of-adsorptive-cytapheresis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#4
REVIEW
Esteban Sáez-González, Inés Moret, Diego Alvarez-Sotomayor, Francia Carolina Díaz-Jaime, Elena Cerrillo, Marisa Iborra, Pilar Nos, Belén Beltrán
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study of immunological pathways involved in the onset of IBD is of fundamental importance to identify potential biological markers of disease activity and specific targets for therapy. Removing excess and activated circulating leukocytes with adsorptive cytapheresis has been shown to be a potentially effective treatment for patients with an inflamed bowel. Adsorptive cytapheresis is a non-pharmacological approach for active IBD, in which known sources of inflammatory cytokines such as activated myeloid lineage leucocytes are selectively depleted from the circulatory system...
April 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424943/intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-attenuates-alcohol-induced-hepatosteatosis-in-mice
#5
Sulaiman R Hamarneh, Byeong-Moo Kim, Kanakaraju Kaliannan, Sara A Morrison, Tyler J Tantillo, Qingsong Tao, Mussa M Rafat Mohamed, Juan M Ramirez, Aaron Karas, Wei Liu, Dong Hu, Abeba Teshager, Sarah Shireen Gul, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Atul K Bhan, Madhu S Malo, Michael Y Choi, Richard A Hodin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bacterially derived factors from the gut play a major role in the activation of inflammatory pathways in the liver and in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. The intestinal brush-border enzyme intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) detoxifies a variety of bacterial pro-inflammatory factors and also functions to preserve gut barrier function. The aim of this study was to investigate whether oral IAP supplementation could protect against alcohol-induced liver disease...
April 19, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421458/surgical-management-of-pancreatic-cysts-a-shifting-paradigm-toward-selective-resection
#6
REVIEW
Jon M Gerry, George A Poultsides
Due to the widespread use of high-quality cross-sectional imaging, pancreatic cystic neoplasms are being diagnosed with increasing frequency. Clinicians are therefore asked to counsel a growing number of patients with pancreatic cysts diagnosed incidentally at an early, asymptomatic stage. Over the last two decades, accumulating knowledge on the biologic behavior of these neoplasms along with improved diagnostics through imaging and endoscopic cyst fluid analysis have allowed for a selective therapeutic approach toward these neoplasms...
April 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421457/klf15-inhibits-cell-proliferation-in-gastric-cancer-cells-via-up-regulating-cdkn1a-p21-and-cdkn1c-p57-expression
#7
Chongqi Sun, Pei Ma, Yanfen Wang, Weitao Liu, Qinnan Chen, Yutian Pan, Chenhui Zhao, Yingchen Qian, Jie Liu, Wei Li, Yongqian Shu
BACKGROUND: Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) have been identified in multi-cancers and act as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. The function of KLF15, one member of KLFs, has not been well elucidated, especially in gastric cancer (GC). AIMS: This study was designed to investigate the prognostic value and biological functions of KLF15 in GC. METHODS: KLF15 protein expression in GC patients was evaluated by immunohistochemistry assays in 50 paired GC tissues and adjacent normal tissues, and correlations between KLF15 expression and clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis were analyzed...
April 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421456/filling-the-void-a-review-of-intragastric-balloons-for-obesity
#8
REVIEW
Patrick Laing, Tuan Pham, Linda Jo Taylor, John Fang
Endoscopic bariatric therapies are predicted to become much more widely used in North America for obese patients who are not candidates for bariatric surgery. Of all the endoscopic bariatric therapies, intragastric balloons (IGBs) have the greatest amount of clinical experience and published data supporting their use. Three IGBs are FDA approved and are now commercially available in the USA (Orbera, ReShape Duo, and Obalon) with others likely soon to follow. They are generally indicated for patients whose BMI ranges from 30 to 40 mg/kg(2) and who have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise...
April 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417241/use-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-with-concurrent-heart-failure
#9
Yan Jiang, Oliver Lin, Sidhartha R Sinha
BACKGROUND: Prescribing information for tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) inhibitors, a mainstay of treatment for moderate to severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), instructs cautious use in those with heart failure (HF). However, the limited data behind these warnings are inconclusive and should be weighed against mounting evidence demonstrating worse cardiac outcomes in active IBD. AIMS: To assess whether TNFα inhibitor use is reduced in patients with IBD and HF by analyzing physician practice and prescription patterns...
April 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405857/choosing-a-career-in-advanced-endoscopy-or-general-gastroenterology
#10
EDITORIAL
Patrick Koo, Victoria Yung, Anand Dutta, Souvik Sarkar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401425/medical-therapies-for-stricturing-crohn-s-disease-efficacy-and-cross-sectional-imaging-predictors-of-therapeutic-failure
#11
Cécile Campos, Antoine Perrey, Céline Lambert, Bruno Pereira, Marion Goutte, Anne Dubois, Felix Goutorbe, Michel Dapoigny, Gilles Bommelaer, Constance Hordonneau, Anthony Buisson
BACKGROUND: Medical therapy efficacy remains controversial in stricturing Crohn's disease. Cross-sectional imaging, especially magnetic resonance imaging, has been suggested as very helpful to guide therapeutic decision making. AIM: To assess efficacy and predictors of therapeutic failure in patients receiving medical treatments for stricturing Crohn's disease. METHODS: In this retrospective study, therapeutic failure was defined as symptomatic stricture leading to surgical or endoscopic therapeutics, hospitalization, treatment discontinuation or additional therapy and short-term clinical response as clinical improvement assessed by two physicians...
April 11, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401424/hospital-acquired-conditions-are-associated-with-worse-outcomes-in-crohn-s-disease-related-hospitalizations
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Kenneth Obi, Alice Hinton, Lindsay Sobotka, Edward Levine, Darwin Conwell, Cheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronically relapsing condition that frequently requires hospitalization. In 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services selected ten conditions that were deemed healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs). Costs related to HACs are not reimbursed as they are considered to be preventable. AIM: To determine the prevalence and impact of HACs on hospital outcomes of hospitalized CD patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between 2007 and 2011 with an extended time frame between 2002 and 2013 to specifically evaluate the prevalence of HACs...
April 11, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401423/in-favor-of-disease-containment-rather-than-grand-repair
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LETTER
Amnon Sonnenberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391419/do-consultants-follow-up-on-tests-they-recommend-insights-from-an-academic-inpatient-gastrointestinal-consult-service
#14
Benjamin E Cassell, Ted Walker, Saad Alghamdi, Jason Bill, Pierre Blais, Harold Boutté, Jeffrey W Brown, Gregory S Sayuk, C Prakash Gyawali
BACKGROUND: Inpatient care is a fundamental part of gastroenterology training and involves the recommendation, performance, and interpretation of diagnostic tests. However, test results are not always communicated to patients or treating providers. We determined the process of communication of test results and recommendations in our inpatient gastroenterology (GI) consult service. METHODS: Test recommendations on 304 consecutive new GI consults (age 60.2 ± 1...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391418/randomized-clinical-trial-esomeprazole-bismuth-levofloxacin-and-amoxicillin-or-cefuroxime-as-first-line-eradication-regimens-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#15
Wei Fu, Zhiqiang Song, Liya Zhou, Yan Xue, Yu Ding, Baojun Suo, Xueli Tian, Li Wang
BACKGROUND: The eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection remains a challenge, especially in the patients unsuitable to take penicillin. Cephalosporin has the potential to replace amoxicillin for H. pylori eradication. AIMS: To compare the effectiveness, safety, and compliance of amoxicillin- and cefuroxime-containing quadruple regimens in treatment-naïve patients. METHODS: In this open-label randomized control study, 400 patients with H...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391417/differences-in-phenotypes-and-liver-transplantation-outcomes-by-age-group-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#16
Jacqueline B Henson, Yuval A Patel, Julius M Wilder, Jiayin Zheng, Shein-Chung Chow, Lindsay Y King, Andrew J Muir
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence for a heterogeneity of phenotypes in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), but differences across the age spectrum in adults with PSC have not been well characterized. AIMS: To characterize phenotypic variations and liver transplantation outcomes by age group in adults with PSC. METHODS: The United Network for Organ Sharing database was used to identify waitlist registrations for primary liver transplantation in adults with PSC...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391416/serum-cyclophilin-a-correlates-with-increased-tissue-mmp-9-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-but-not-with-crohn-s-disease
#17
Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Marcin Włodarczyk, Aleksandra Sobolewska-Włodarczyk, Mateusz Jonakowski, Andrzej Pilarczyk, Krystyna Stec-Michalska, Maria Wiśniewska-Jarosińska, Jakub Fichna
BACKGROUND: Cyclophilin A (CyPA) is an immunomodulatory protein, high expression of which correlates with poor outcome of patients with inflammatory diseases. However, its role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has not been studied. AIM: This study analyzes the correlation between cyclophilin A, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, and tissue inhibitor of MMP (TIMP)/MMP-9 complexes in the inflamed and non-inflamed colon mucosa of UC and CD patients. METHODS: Serum and biopsy specimens from inflamed and non-inflamed colonic mucosa of 38 patients with IBD (19 with UC and 19 with CD) and 16 controls were included in our study...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391415/body-mass-index-and-clinical-outcomes-from-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-gastric-neoplasia
#18
Donghoon Kang, Sung Eun Ha, Jae Myung Park, Seung Bae Yoon, Han Hee Lee, Chul-Hyun Lim, Jin Su Kim, Yu Kyung Cho, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Association between obesity and endoscopic resection outcomes has not been investigated. We sought to determine the clinical impact of obesity in patients who underwent endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for gastric neoplasia. METHODS: A total of 1571 consecutive patients with gastric neoplasia who underwent ESD between December 2010 and March 2016 were enrolled in this study. We retrospectively analyzed 1181 cases that were divided into three groups based upon body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) according to the criteria for Asia-Pacific populations: normal (<23, n = 411), overweight (≥23 and <25, n = 312), and obese (≥25, n = 458)...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391413/self-expanding-metal-stents-improve-swallowing-and-maintain-nutrition-during-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-esophageal-cancer
#19
Zachary L Smith, Jason E Gonzaga, George B Haasler, Elizabeth M Gore, Kulwinder S Dua
BACKGROUND: Patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer can have significant dysphagia. Nutritional support during neoadjuvant therapy is often delivered via nasoenteric or percutaneous feeding tubes. These approaches do not allow for per-oral feeding. AIMS: Evaluate the safety and efficacy of fully covered self-expanding metal esophageal stents for nutritional support during neoadjuvant therapy. METHODS: This was a pilot, prospective study at a single tertiary center...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391412/role-of-mirnas-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
REVIEW
Bo Cao, Xin Zhou, Jiaojiao Ma, Wei Zhou, Wanli Yang, Daiming Fan, Liu Hong
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), mainly including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Despite improvements in detection, drug treatment and surgery, the pathogenesis of IBD has not been clarified. A number of miRNAs have been found to be involved in the initiation, development and progression of IBD, and they may have the potential to be used as biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Here, we have summarized the recent advances about the roles of miRNAs in IBD and analyzed the contribution of miRNAs to general diagnosis, differential diagnosis and activity judgment of IBD...
April 8, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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