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Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332745/5-ht4-receptors-facilitate-cholinergic-neurotransmission-throughout-the-murine-gastrointestinal-tract
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V Pauwelyn, R A Lefebvre
BACKGROUND: In the gastrointestinal tract of several species, facilitating 5-HT4 receptors were proposed on myenteric cholinergic neurons innervating smooth muscle by in vitro study of the effect of the selective 5-HT4 receptor agonist prucalopride on submaximal cholinergic contractions. This was not yet established in the murine gastrointestinal tract. METHODS: In circular smooth muscle strips from murine fundus, jejunum and colon, contractions were induced by electrical field stimulation in the presence of guanethidine, L-NAME and for colon also MRS 2500...
March 23, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317316/severely-impaired-gastric-accommodation-is-a-hallmark-of-post-nissen-functional-dyspepsia-symptoms
#2
A Pauwels, V Boecxstaens, C Broers, J F Tack
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is a commonly performed antireflux surgery, after which reflux symptoms are well controlled, however, complications such as inability to belch or dyspeptic symptoms (mimicking those of functional dyspepsia [FD]) might occur. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate symptom pattern and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms in patients with post-Nissen dyspepsia. METHODS: Twenty-four patients (12 f, mean age 44...
March 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317287/the-bdnf-polymorphism-val66met-may-be-predictive-of-swallowing-improvement-post-pharyngeal-electrical-stimulation-in-dysphagic-stroke-patients
#3
H Essa, D H Vasant, A Raginis-Zborowska, A Payton, E Michou, S Hamdy
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) polymorphism rs6265 (Val66Met) in both "natural" and treatment induced recovery of swallowing after dysphagic stroke. METHODS: Sixteen dysphagic stroke patients that completed a single-blind randomized sham controlled trial of pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) within 6 weeks of their stroke (N=38), were genotyped for the BDNF SNP Val66Met (rs6265) from saliva samples...
March 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317234/esophageal-stasis-in-achalasia-patients-without-symptoms-after-treatment-does-not-predict-symptom-recurrence
#4
F B van Hoeij, A J P M Smout, A J Bredenoord
BACKGROUND: After achalasia treatment, a subset of patients has poor esophageal emptying without having symptoms. There is no consensus on whether to pre-emptively treat these patients. We hypothesized that, if left untreated, these patients will experience earlier symptom recurrence than patients without stasis. METHODS: 99 treated achalasia patients who were in clinical remission (Eckardt ≤3) at 3 months after treatment were divided into two groups, based on presence or absence of esophageal stasis on a timed barium esophagogram performed after 3 months...
March 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317231/prospective-evaluation-of-same-day-versus-next-day-colon-manometry-results-in-children-with-medical-refractory-constipation
#5
R A Arbizu, S Nurko, N Heinz, M Amicangelo, L Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the change in colon manometry (CM) parameters and interpretation comparing results when the study is performed the same day after the motility catheter is placed under anesthesia or the following day. METHODS: CM catheter was placed with colonoscopy under anesthesia and recorded on day 1 and repeated on day 2. Study parameters including motility index during fasting, post-prandial and post-Bisacodyl challenge phase; gastrocolonic response; number, presence and propagation of high amplitude propagating contractions (HAPCs); and, study interpretation were compared between both the days...
March 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303651/what-s-new-in-rome-iv
#6
REVIEW
J Tack, D A Drossman
The functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are the most common disorders seen in Gastroenterology clinical practice. The Rome process has generated consensus definitions of FGIDS, allowing to subdivide patients into diagnostic categories based on the symptom pattern. The Rome IV consensus, presented in 2016, is the most recent update of this diagnostic scheme. This article summarizes the main changes, which include the use of epidemiology-based symptom thresholds to define FGIDs, characterization of FGIDS as disorders of Gut-Brain interaction, and updates of criteria for esophageal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and Biliary and Sphincter of Oddi disorders based on scientific and technical progress made over the last decade...
March 17, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300333/psychological-stress-induced-colonic-barrier-dysfunction-role-of-immune-mediated-mechanisms
#7
P Hattay, D K Prusator, L Tran, B Greenwood-Van Meerveld
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) exhibit increases in gut permeability and alterations in tight junction (TJ) protein expression. Although psychological stress worsens IBS symptoms, the mechanisms by which stress enhances gut permeability and affects TJ protein expression remain to be determined. Here, we test the hypothesis that chronic intermittent psychological stress activates the release of proinflammatory cytokines to alter TJ proteins and promotes increased gut permeability...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300332/computer-vision-based-diameter-maps-to-study-fluoroscopic-recordings-of-small-intestinal-motility-from-conscious-experimental-animals
#8
I Ramírez, J J Pantrigo, A S Montemayor, A E López-Pérez, M I Martín-Fontelles, S J H Brookes, R Abalo
BACKGROUND: When available, fluoroscopic recordings are a relatively cheap, non-invasive and technically straightforward way to study gastrointestinal motility. Spatiotemporal maps have been used to characterize motility of intestinal preparations in vitro, or in anesthetized animals in vivo. Here, a new automated computer-based method was used to construct spatiotemporal motility maps from fluoroscopic recordings obtained in conscious rats. METHODS: Conscious, non-fasted, adult, male Wistar rats (n=8) received intragastric administration of barium contrast, and 1-2 hours later, when several loops of the small intestine were well-defined, a 2 minutes-fluoroscopic recording was obtained...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300325/the-case-of-self-resolving-type-iii-achalasia-after-bilateral-lung-transplant
#9
P Aggarwal, V Bansal, N Aggarwal, Z Arora, S Murthy, S Gabbard
BACKGROUND: Post-surgical achalasia has been previously described in large case series but there are limited data on the natural progression of the disease process. In general, achalasia is considered an "incurable" disease as per published guidelines. We present here, the first report of a patient with post-surgical achalasia which resolved spontaneously. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review. KEY RESULTS: A 60-year-old male presented for dysphagia 3 months status post-bilateral lung transplant and was diagnosed with achalasia following positive manometry...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295896/assessing-the-colonic-microbiome-hydrogenogenic-and-hydrogenotrophic-genes-transit-and-breath-methane-in-constipation
#10
P G Wolf, G Parthasarathy, J Chen, H M O'Connor, N Chia, A E Bharucha, H Rex Gaskins
BACKGROUND: Differences in the gut microbiota and breath methane production have been observed in chronic constipation, but the relationship between colonic microbiota, transit, and breath tests remains unclear. METHODS: In 25 healthy and 25 constipated females we evaluated the sigmoid colonic mucosal and fecal microbiota using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, abundance of hydrogenogenic FeFe (FeFe-hydA) and hydrogenotrophic (methyl coenzyme M reductase A [mrcA] and dissimilatory sulfite reductase A [dsrA]) genes with real-time qPCR assays, breath hydrogen and methane levels after oral lactulose, and colonic transit with scintigraphy...
March 13, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295895/rome-iii-functional-dyspepsia-symptoms-classification-severity-vs-frequency
#11
F Carbone, L Holvoet, T Vanuytsel, J Tack
BACKGROUND: The Rome III criteria subdivide functional dyspepsia (FD) in the epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) and the postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) based on the frequency of the symptoms to optimize the diagnostic and therapeutic approach. However, it is unclear to which extent the frequency of the symptoms is related to their severity. Our aim was to explore the frequency and severity of dyspeptic symptoms and their relationship in FD patients. METHODS: Functional dyspepsia patients fulfilling the Rome III diagnostic completed a questionnaire that evaluated the frequency and severity of FD symptoms...
March 13, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271624/patient-preferences-for-endpoints-in-fecal-incontinence-treatment-studies
#12
S Heymen, O Palsson, M Simren, W E Whitehead
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials of treatments for fecal incontinence (FI) are difficult to compare because case definitions and study endpoints vary. Our aims were to assess patient perspectives on the case definition for FI and how treatment success should be measured. METHODS: In Phase 1, 28 FI patients participated in anonymous on-line focus groups, and in Phase 2, 186 people with FI, stratified by gender, race, and age completed an online survey. KEY RESULTS: Focus group participants described frequency and urgency as the most important characteristics for defining FI...
March 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271623/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-a-probiotic-mixture-on-symptoms-and-inflammatory-markers-in-women-with-diarrhea-predominant-ibs
#13
K Hod, A D Sperber, Y Ron, M Boaz, R Dickman, S Berliner, Z Halpern, N Maharshak, R Dekel
BACKGROUND: Micro-inflammation is considered an element in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). High-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) was previously shown to be higher in IBS compared to healthy controls, albeit within the normal range. Since probiotics may suppress micro-inflammation in the gut, we tested if they reduce symptoms and inflammatory markers (hs-CRP and fecal calprotectin (FC) in diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D). The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and laboratory effects of BIO-25, a multispecies probiotic, in women with IBS-D...
March 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261935/rectal-gas-volume-defining-cut-offs-for-screening-for-evacuation-disorders-in-patients-with-constipation
#14
S-Y Park, D Khemani, A Acosta, D Eckert, M Camilleri
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of rectal evacuation disorders (RED) is currently based on anorectal manometry (ARM) and evacuation tests in specialized laboratories; we recently showed higher rectal gas volume (RGV) and maximum rectal gas transaxial area (MRGTA) measured on abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT) in patients with documented RED.The aim of this study was to obtain cut-off values of RGV, MRGTA, and rectal area on scout film (RASF) to differentiate constipated patients with RED from those without RED, based on ARM, balloon expulsion test (BET), and colon transit test...
March 6, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261911/alterations-in-the-small-intestinal-wall-and-motor-function-after-repeated-cisplatin-in-rat
#15
J A Uranga, J M García-Martínez, C García-Jiménez, G Vera, M I Martín-Fontelles, R Abalo
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal adverse effects occurring during cancer chemotherapy are well known and feared; those persisting once treatment has finished are relatively unknown. We characterized the alterations occurring in the rat small intestine, after repeated treatment with cisplatin. METHODS: Male Wistar rats received saline or cisplatin (2 mg kg(-1)  week(-1) , for 5 weeks, ip). Gastric motor function was studied non-invasively throughout treatment (W1-W5) and 1 week after treatment finalization (W6)...
March 6, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256048/multiple-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-linked-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-somatization-a-population-based-study
#16
R S Choung, G Richard Locke, C D Schleck, A R Zinsmeister, N J Talley
BACKGROUND: It is unknown why functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) overlap and limited information exists on risk factors for those with overlap. Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of combinations of FGIDs including reflux (FGIDs-gastroesophageal reflux [GER]), and evaluate potential risk factors for people with multiple disorders in a representative US community. METHODS: A population-based study was conducted by mailing a valid GI symptom questionnaire to an age- and gender-stratified random sample of residents of Olmsted County, MN...
March 3, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256032/localization-of-the-5-hydroxytryptamine-4-receptor-in-equine-enteric-neurons-and-extrinsic-sensory-fibers
#17
F Giancola, A M Rambaldi, F Bianco, S Iusco, N Romagnoli, C Tagliavia, C Bombardi, P Clavenzani, R De Giorgio, R Chiocchetti
BACKGROUND: Serotonin plays a pivotal role in regulating gut motility, visceral sensitivity, and fluid secretion via specific receptors. Among these receptors, 5-HT4 exerts a prominent control on gut motor function. Although the prokinetic effect exerted by 5-HT4 agonists is well known, the cellular sites of 5-HT4 expression remain poorly understood in large mammals, e.g., horses. In this study, we evaluated the distribution of 5-HT4 in the horse intestine and in foals with enteric aganglionosis, reminiscent of human Hirschsprung's disease...
March 3, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256028/pharyngeal-stimulus-induced-reflexes-are-impaired-in-infants-with-perinatal-asphyxia-does-maturation-modify
#18
P S Jensen, I K Gulati, T R Shubert, S Sitaram, M Sivalingam, K A Hasenstab, M A El-Mahdy, S R Jadcherla
BACKGROUND: Development of pharyngo-esophageal protective reflexes among infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is unclear. Our aim was to distinguish these reflexes from controls and examine the maturational changes in HIE infants. METHODS: We evaluated 14 HIE infants (seven males) at 41.4±0.6 (HIE Time-1) and 46.5±0.6 (HIE Time-2) weeks postmenstrual age (PMA). Seven controls (three males) were evaluated at 43.5±1.3 weeks PMA. Graded pharyngeal stimulation with liquids (0...
March 3, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251760/the-nutrient-sensing-repertoires-of-mouse-enterochromaffin-cells-differ-between-duodenum-and-colon
#19
A M Martin, A L Lumsden, R L Young, C F Jessup, N J Spencer, D J Keating
BACKGROUND: Enterochromaffin (EC) cells within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract provide almost all body serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]). Peripheral 5-HT, released from EC cells lining the gut wall, serves diverse physiological roles. These include modulating GI motility, bone formation, hepatic gluconeogenesis, thermogenesis, insulin resistance, and regulation of fat mass. Enterochromaffin cells are nutrient sensors, but which nutrients they are responsive to and how this changes in different parts of the GI tract are poorly understood...
March 2, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251732/3d-high-definition-anorectal-manometry-values-obtained-in-asymptomatic-volunteers-fecal-incontinence-and-chronic-constipation-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-study-nomad
#20
F Mion, A Garros, C Brochard, V Vitton, A Ropert, M Bouvier, H Damon, L Siproudhis, S Roman
BACKGROUND: 3D-high definition anorectal manometry (3DARM) may aid the diagnosis of functional anorectal disorders, but data comparing asymptomatic and symptomatic subjects are scarce. We aimed to describe 3DARM values in asymptomatic volunteers and those with fecal incontinence (FI) or chronic constipation (CC), and identify which variables differentiate best these groups. METHODS: Asymptomatic subjects were stratified by sex, age, and parity. Those with FI or CC were included according to anorectal symptom questionnaires...
March 2, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
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