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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929178/erratum-to-proton-pump-inhibitors-as-risk-factor-for-metabolic-syndrome-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-coeliac-disease-patients-on-gluten-free-diet
#1
Nicola Imperatore, Raffaella Tortora, Anna Testa, Nicolò Gerbino, Nicola Caporaso, Antonio Rispo
Erratum to: J Gastroenterol DOI 10.1007/s00535-017-1381-7.
September 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921377/basophils-activated-via-tlr-signaling-may-contribute-to-pathophysiology-of-type-1-autoimmune-pancreatitis
#2
Masato Yanagawa, Kazushige Uchida, Yugo Ando, Takashi Tomiyama, Takashi Yamaguchi, Tsukasa Ikeura, Toshiro Fukui, Akiyoshi Nishio, Yoshiko Uemura, Takayuki Miyara, Hiroyuki Okamoto, Souhei Satoi, Kazuichi Okazaki
BACKGROUND: Pathophysiology of type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is still unclear. We previously reported that M2 macrophages might play an important role in type 1 AIP. Recently, it has been reported that basophils regulate differentiation to M2 macrophages. In this study, we investigated basophils from the pancreatic tissue and peripheral blood of individuals with type 1 AIP. METHODS: By using immunohistochemistry, we investigated basophils in pancreatic tissue from 13 patients with type 1 AIP and examined expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) by these cells...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884228/expression-of-atf6-as-a-marker-of-pre-cancerous-atypical-change-in-ulcerative-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer-a-potential-role-in-the-management-of-dysplasia
#3
Marie Hanaoka, Toshiaki Ishikawa, Megumi Ishiguro, Michiyo Tokura, Shinichi Yamauchi, Akifumi Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Uetake, Masamichi Yasuno, Tatsuyuki Kawano
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia (LGD) is important in the management of ulcerative colitis (UC), but it is often difficult to distinguish LGD from inflammatory regenerative epithelium. The unfolded protein response (UPR) is activated in inflammatory bowel disease and malignancies. We aimed to identify a UPR-related gene that is involved in the development of non-UC and UC-associated colorectal cancer (CRC), and to investigate whether the target gene is useful for the diagnosis of LGD...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884201/pouch-functional-outcomes-after-restorative-proctocolectomy-with-ileal-pouch-reconstruction-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-japanese-multi-center-nationwide-cohort-study
#4
Motoi Uchino, Hiroki Ikeuchi, Akira Sugita, Kitaro Futami, Toshiaki Watanabe, Kouhei Fukushima, Kenji Tatsumi, Kazutaka Koganei, Hideaki Kimura, Keisuke Hata, Kenichi Takahashi, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Yuji Funayama, Daijiro Higashi, Toshimitsu Araki, Masato Kusunoki, Takeshi Ueda, Fumikazu Koyama, Michio Itabashi, Riichiro Nezu, Yasuo Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Although several complications capable of causing pouch failure may develop after restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) for ulcerative colitis (UC), the incidences and causes are conflicting and vary according to country, race and institution. To avoid pouch failure, this study aimed to evaluate the rate of pouch failure and its risk factors in UC patients over the past decade via a nationwide cohort study. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational, multicenter study that included 13 institutions in Japan...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861620/nationwide-survey-of-hereditary-pancreatitis-in-japan
#5
Atsushi Masamune, Kazuhiro Kikuta, Shin Hamada, Eriko Nakano, Kiyoshi Kume, Ayano Inui, Toshiaki Shimizu, Yoshifumi Takeyama, Masaki Nio, Tooru Shimosegawa
BACKGROUND: Hereditary pancreatitis (HP) is a rare cause of chronic pancreatitis. We here report a nationwide survey to clarify the epidemiological, genetic, and clinical features of HP in Japan. METHODS: Target subjects were patients with HP and their family members who had visited selected hospitals between 2005 and 2014. This study consisted of two-stage surveys; patients with HP were identified by the first questionnaire and their clinical features were assessed by the second questionnaire...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856444/mechanisms-of-curcumin-induced-gastroprotection-against-ethanol-induced-gastric-mucosal-lesions
#6
Renata Czekaj, Jolanta Majka, Katarzyna Magierowska, Zbigniew Sliwowski, Marcin Magierowski, Robert Pajdo, Agata Ptak-Belowska, Marcin Surmiak, Slawomir Kwiecien, Tomasz Brzozowski
BACKGROUND: Curcumin, a pleiotropic substance used for centuries in traditional medicine, exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative efficacy against various tumours, but the role of curcumin in gastroprotection is little studied. We determined the effect of curcumin against gastric haemorrhagic lesions induced by 75% ethanol and alterations in gastric blood flow (GBF) in rats with cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 activity inhibited by indomethacin, SC-560 or rofecoxib, inhibited NO-synthase activity, capsaicin denervation and blockade of TRPV1 receptors by capsazepine...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852861/analysis-of-endoscopic-brush-samples-identified-mucosa-associated-dysbiosis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#7
Kyohei Nishino, Atsushi Nishida, Ryo Inoue, Yuki Kawada, Masashi Ohno, Shigeki Sakai, Osamu Inatomi, Shigeki Bamba, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Masahiro Kawahara, Yuji Naito, Akira Andoh
BACKGROUND: The mucosa-associated gut microbiota directly modulates epithelial and mucosal function. In this study, we investigated the mucosa-associated microbial community in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), using endoscopic brush samples. METHODS: A total of 174 mucus samples from 43 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), 26 with Crohn's disease (CD) and 14 non-IBD controls were obtained by gentle brushing of mucosal surfaces using endoscopic cytology brushes...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849280/serum-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-predicts-hepatocellular-carcinoma-incidence-and-recurrence-in-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
#8
Kazunori Kawaguchi, Masao Honda, Hajime Ohta, Takeshi Terashima, Tetsuro Shimakami, Kuniaki Arai, Taro Yamashita, Yoshio Sakai, Tatsuya Yamashita, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Takuya Komura, Masashi Unoura, Shuichi Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurs in chronic hepatitis B (CH-B) patients even after treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) by a mechanism involving an association between the oncogenic factors of integrated HBV and liver fibrosis. An association has been demonstrated between advanced chronic liver disease and elevated levels of Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2 binding protein (WFA(+)-M2BP), a recently discovered serum liver fibrosis marker. Moreover, hepatitis B core-related antigen (HBcrAg) reflects intracellular HBV protein production and its relationship with liver carcinogenesis has been reported...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840422/determining-an-optimal-clinical-dose-of-elobixibat-a-novel-inhibitor-of-the-ileal-bile-acid-transporter-in-japanese-patients-with-chronic-constipation-a-phase-ii-multicenter-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
#9
Atsushi Nakajima, Mitsunori Seki, Shinya Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: Elobixibat is an oral treatment candidate for chronic constipation with a novel mechanism of action via inhibition of the ileal bile acid transporter. We performed this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-finding phase IIb study in Japanese patients with chronic constipation to determine the optimal clinical dose of elobixibat. METHODS: Japanese patients with chronic constipation were randomized to receive elobixibat (5, 10, or 15 mg) or placebo once daily for 2 weeks...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823057/fusobacterium-nucleatum-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-colorectal-cancer-in-a-japanese-population
#10
Yuko Yamaoka, Yutaka Suehiro, Shinichi Hashimoto, Tomomi Hoshida, Michiyo Fujimoto, Michiya Watanabe, Daiki Imanaga, Kouhei Sakai, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Mitsuaki Nishioka, Taro Takami, Nobuaki Suzuki, Shoichi Hazama, Hiroaki Nagano, Isao Sakaida, Takahiro Yamasaki
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence shows an overabundance of Fusobacterium nucleatum in colorectal tumor tissues. However, the correlation between the absolute copy number of F. nucleatum in colorectal cancer tissues and colorectal cancer progression is unclear from previous reports. Therefore, we performed a study to compare the abundance of F. nucleatum in colorectal tissues with clinicopathologic and molecular features of colorectal cancer. METHODS: We collected 100 colorectal cancer tissues and 72 matched normal-appearing mucosal tissues...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823009/proton-pump-inhibitors-as-risk-factor-for-metabolic-syndrome-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-coeliac-disease-patients-on-gluten-free-diet
#11
Nicola Imperatore, Raffaella Tortora, Testa Anna, Nicolò Gerbino, Nicola Caporaso, Antonio Rispo
BACKGROUND: Recent research has shown that patients with coeliac disease (CD) are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MS) and hepatic steatosis (HS) after commencing a gluten-free diet (GFD). This study aimed to evaluate the predictive factors for MS and HS in CD after 1 year of GFD. METHODS: All consecutive newly diagnosed CD patients were enrolled. We prospectively collected data about BMI; waist circumference; blood pressure; cholesterol; triglycerides, glucose and insulin blood levels; insulin resistance (through the homeostatic model assessment HOMA-IR) and treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPI)...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821981/modifiable-factors-and-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-published-meta-analyses
#12
REVIEW
Clara Castro, Bárbara Peleteiro, Nuno Lunet
There are marked differences in the etiology of the major histological types of esophageal cancer (EC)-squamous cell carcinomas (ESCC) and adenocarcinomas (EAC). This study aimed to summarize the current scientific knowledge on modifiable risk factors for EC, by histological type, through a systematic review of meta-analyses referenced in PubMed and ISI Web of Knowledge. We identified 100 meta-analyses on risk factors for ESCC (n = 54), EAC (n = 43), or EC (n = 51). ESCC risk significantly increased with alcohol and maté drinking, smoking, red and processed meat consumption and human papillomavirus infection, while it was negatively associated with body mass index and consumption of fruit, vegetables, white meat, folate, and some carotenoids...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821966/application-of-transcutaneous-ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-muscle-mass-loss-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#13
Kazufumi Kobayashi, Hitoshi Maruyama, Soichiro Kiyono, Sadahisa Ogasawara, Eiichiro Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ooka, Tetsuhiro Chiba, Naoya Kato, Tadashi Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: To propose an ultrasound-based parameter for the diagnosis of muscle mass loss (MML) in cirrhosis. METHODS: This is an IRB-approved cross-sectional study (October 2013 to January 2017) with written informed consent including 357 subjects-234 cirrhosis and 123 controls. MML was diagnosed using the skeletal muscle index at the L3 level (L3-SMI) on computed tomography (CT). Transcutaneous ultrasound was used to demonstrate a cross section of the right iliopsoas muscle, and the iliopsoas muscle index (IP index) was defined by the iliopsoas muscle area/height(2) (mm(2)/m(2))...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815347/the-tumor-stromal-ratio-as-a-strong-prognosticator-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-patients-proposal-of-a-new-tsnm-staging-system
#14
Chunwei Peng, Jiuyang Liu, Guifang Yang, Yan Li
BACKGROUND: Insufficient attention is paid to the underlying tumor microenvironment (TME) evolution, that resulting in tumor heterogeneity and driving differences in cancer aggressiveness and treatment outcomes. The morphological evaluation of the proportion of the stroma at the most invasive part of primary tumor (tumor-stromal ratio, TSR) in cancer is gaining momentum as evidence strengthens for the clinical relevance. METHODS: Tissue samples from the most invasive part of the primary gastric cancer (GC) of 494 patients were analyzed for their TSR, and a new TSNM (tumor-stromal node metastasis) staging system based on patho-biological behaviors was established and assessed...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815329/efficacy-and-safety-of-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-with-ribavirin-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-who-failed-daclatasvir-asunaprevir-therapy-pilot-study
#15
Yoshiiku Kawakami, Hidenori Ochi, Clair Nelson Hayes, Michio Imamura, Masataka Tsuge, Takashi Nakahara, Yoshio Katamura, Hiroshi Kohno, Hirotaka Kohno, Keiji Tsuji, Shintaro Takaki, Nami Mori, Yohji Honda, Keiko Arataki, Shoichi Takahashi, Shinsuke Kira, Toru Tamura, Kazunari Masuda, Toshio Nakamura, Masaya Kikkawa, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND: In Japan, daclatasvir (DCV) and asunaprevir (ASV) therapy was the first IFN-free treatment to be approved, and thousands of patients have since been successfully treated, with an SVR rate of around 90%. The converse, however, is that around 10% of patients fail to achieve viral eradication and must be retreated using a different approach. This study is to evaluate treatment efficacy of ledipasvir/sofosbuvir and ribavirin in patients who failed to respond to DCV and ASV therapy...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791501/skeletal-muscle-mass-to-visceral-fat-area-ratio-is-an-important-determinant-affecting-hepatic-conditions-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#16
Takashi Shida, Kentaro Akiyama, Sechang Oh, Akemi Sawai, Tomonori Isobe, Yoshikazu Okamoto, Kazunori Ishige, Yuji Mizokami, Kenji Yamagata, Kojiro Onizawa, Hironori Tanaka, Hiroko Iijima, Junichi Shoda
BACKGROUND: Not only obesity but also sarcopenia is associated with NAFLD. The influence of altered body composition on the pathophysiology of NAFLD has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study is to determine whether skeletal muscle mass to visceral fat area ratio (SV ratio) affects NAFLD pathophysiology. METHODS: A total of 472 subjects were enrolled. The association between SV ratio and NAFLD pathophysiological factors was assessed in a cross-sectional nature by stratification analysis...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779419/complete-mucosal-healing-of-distal-lesions-induced-by-twice-daily-budesonide-2-mg-foam-promoted-clinical-remission-of-mild-to-moderate-ulcerative-colitis-with-distal-active-inflammation-double-blind-randomized-study
#17
Makoto Naganuma, Nobuo Aoyama, Tomohiro Tada, Kiyonori Kobayashi, Fumihito Hirai, Kenji Watanabe, Mamoru Watanabe, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: Budesonide foam is used for the topical treatment of distal ulcerative colitis. This phase III study was performed to confirm mucosal healing and other therapeutic effects of twice-daily budesonide 2-mg foam in patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis including left-sided colitis and pancolitis. METHODS: This was a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. A total of 126 patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis with active inflammation in the distal colon were randomized to two groups receiving twice-daily budesonide 2 mg/25 ml foam or placebo foam...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770351/meta-analysis-proton-pump-inhibitors-moderately-increase-the-risk-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
#18
REVIEW
Tingting Su, Sanchuan Lai, Allen Lee, Xingkang He, Shujie Chen
The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may potentially predispose to the development of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), but this association is controversial due to conflicting results from studies conducted to date. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the association between the use of PPIs and the risk of SIBO. We systematically searched the online PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases and Web of Science for relevant articles published up to November 2016. Two researchers identified and extracted data independent of each other...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766016/transarterial-chemoembolization-with-miriplatin-vs-epirubicin-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-phase-iii-randomized-trial
#19
Masafumi Ikeda, Masatoshi Kudo, Hiroshi Aikata, Hiroaki Nagamatsu, Hiroshi Ishii, Osamu Yokosuka, Takuji Torimura, Manabu Morimoto, Kenji Ikeda, Hiromitsu Kumada, Tosiya Sato, Ikuko Kawai, Toru Yamashita, Hiroshi Horio, Takuji Okusaka
BACKGROUND: This prospective study investigated the superiority of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) with miriplatin over TACE with epirubicin regarding overall survival (OS) in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Patients with unresectable HCC were randomized 1:1 to receive TACE with miriplatin or epirubicin in lipiodol. The primary endpoint was OS; secondary endpoints were percentages of patients who achieved treatment effect (TE) 4 (100% necrotizing effect or tumor reduction), duration of time to TACE failure, and adverse events (AEs)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744824/erratum-to-virological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-hepatitis-b-virus-genotype-a
#20
Kiyoaki Ito, Masashi Yoneda, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Masashi Mizokami
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July 25, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
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