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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894275/perceived-stress-as-a-risk-factor-for-peptic-ulcers-a-register-based-cohort-study
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Ulrik Deding, Linda Ejlskov, Mads Phillip Kofoed Grabas, Berit Jamie Nielsen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild
BACKGROUND: The association between stress and peptic ulcers has been questioned since the discovery of helicobacter pylori. This study examined whether high perceived everyday life stress was associated with an increased risk of either receiving a triple treatment or being diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. METHODS: Cohen's perceived stress scale measured the level of stress in a general health survey in 2010 of 17,525 residents of northern Jutland, Denmark, and was linked with National Danish registers on prescription drugs and hospital diagnoses...
November 28, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881072/patients-with-longstanding-ulcerative-colitis-in-remission-do-not-have-more-irritable-bowel-syndrome-like-symptoms-than-controls
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D Lundgren, J Rutegård, V Eklöf, R Palmqvist, P Karling
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is more common in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) than expected. The prevalence of IBS in patients with UC with longstanding disease is not known. We investigated the prevalence of IBS-like symptoms in patients with UC in remission and longstanding disease in comparison to control subjects. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with UC and 33 patients with hereditary familiar colon cancer and who underwent colonoscopy surveillance were included...
November 24, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863462/liver-abscess-and-bacteremia-caused-by-lactobacillus-role-of-probiotics-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Muhammed Sherid, Salih Samo, Samian Sulaiman, Husein Husein, Humberto Sifuentes, Subbaramiah Sridhar
BACKGROUND: Lactobacilli are non-spore forming, lactic acid producing, gram-positive rods. They are a part of the normal gastrointestinal and genitourinary microbiota and have rarely been reported to be the cause of infections. Lactobacilli species are considered non-pathogenic organisms and have been used as probiotics to prevent antibiotic associated diarrhea. There are sporadic reported cases of infections related to lactobacilli containing probiotics. CASE PRESENTATION: In this paper we discuss a case of an 82 year old female with liver abscess and bacteremia from lactobacillus after using probiotics containing lactobacilli in the course of her treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis...
November 18, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846801/long-term-outcomes-of-liver-transplantation-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-infection-are-not-affected-by-hcv-positivity-of-a-donor
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Maria Stepanova, Mehmet Sayiner, Leyla de Avila, Zahra Younoszai, Andrei Racila, Zobair M Younossi
BACKGROUND: The use of HCV-positive livers for HCV-positive recipients is becoming more common. Our aim is to evaluate long-term outcomes in liver transplant recipients transplanted with HCV antibody-positive organs. METHODS: From the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (1995-2013), we selected all adult liver transplant recipients with HCV, and cross-sectionally compared long-term graft loss and mortality rates between those who were transplanted from HCV antibody-positive (HCV+) vs...
November 15, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809801/increased-mortality-among-men-aged-50%C3%A2-years-old-or-above-with-elevated-iga-anti-transglutaminase-antibodies-nhanes-iii
#5
Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Rok Seon Choung, Tricia L Brantner, S Vincent Rajkumar, Ola Landgren, Joseph A Murray
BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies to tissue transglutaminase (tTG) are the serologic test of choice for diagnosing celiac disease (CD). Our aim was to determine if elevated IgA anti-tTG were associated with increased mortality risk. METHODS: Stored serum samples of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III (1988-1992) were available for 6032 individuals aged 50 years old or above, which were screened for IgA anti-tTG, and if positive, for IgA endomysial antibodies...
November 3, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793116/the-incidence-presentation-outcomes-risk-of-mortality-and-economic-data-of-drug-induced-liver-injury-from-a-national-database-in-thailand-a-population-base-study
#6
Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, Kittiyod Poovorawan, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Wirichada Pan-Ngum, Kamthorn Phaosawasdi
BACKGROUND: Toxic liver diseases are mainly caused by drug-induced liver injury (DILI). We assessed incidences and outcomes of DILI including associated factors for mortality. METHODS: We performed a population-based study of hospitalized patients with DILI. Information was retrieved from the Nationwide Hospital Admission Data using ICD-10 code of toxic liver diseases (K71) and additional codes (T36-T65). The associated factors were analyzed with log-rank test, univariate and multiple cox regression analysis...
October 28, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776486/bleeding-downhill-esophageal-varices-associated-with-benign-superior-vena-cava-obstruction-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Michael Loudin, Sharon Anderson, Barry Schlansky
BACKGROUND: Proximal or 'downhill' esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Unlike the much more common distal esophageal varices, which are most commonly a result of portal hypertension, downhill esophageal varices result from vascular obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). While SVC obstruction is most commonly secondary to malignant causes, our review of the literature suggests that benign causes of SVC obstruction are the most common cause actual bleeding from downhill varices...
October 24, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737636/addition-of-lubiprostone-to-polyethylene-glycol-peg-enhances-the-quality-efficacy-of-colonoscopy-preparation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#8
Rupa Banerjee, Hrushikesh Chaudhari, Nirish Shah, Arjunan Saravanan, Manu Tandan, D Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND: Adequate bowel preparation is an essential prerequisite for complete mucosal visualization during colonoscopy. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) solutions are commonly used. However the large volume of the solution is often poorly tolerated. Addition of Lubiprostone (LB) could improve the adequacy of standard PEG preparation & reduce requirement. The aims to assess adequacy of PEG preparation with addition of single dose LB (24mcg) vs placebo and efficacy of reduced dose PEG + LB compared with full dose PEG + LB...
October 13, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733127/usefulness-of-ascitic-fluid-lactoferrin-levels-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#9
Sang Soo Lee, Hyun Ju Min, Ja Yun Choi, Hyun Chin Cho, Jin Joo Kim, Jae Min Lee, Hong Jun Kim, Chang Yoon Ha, Hyun Jin Kim, Tae Hyo Kim, Jin Hyun Kim, Ok-Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Although elevated levels of lactoferrin provide a biomarker for inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, the clinical significance of these elevated levels in ascitic fluid of patients with ascites caused by liver cirrhosis is limited. The aims of our study were to investigate the usefulness of ascitic fluid lactoferrin levels for the diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in patients with cirrhosis and to evaluate the association between lactoferrin levels and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
October 13, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733117/quality-of-life-of-early-stage-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-morocco
#10
Hind Mrabti, Mounia Amziren, Ibrahim ElGhissassi, Youssef Bensouda, Narjiss Berrada, Halima Abahssain, Saber Boutayeb, Samira El Fakir, Chakib Nejjari, Abdellatif Benider, Nawfel Mellas, Omar El Mesbahi, Maria Bennani, Rachid Bekkali, Ahmed Zidouh, Hassan Errihani
BACKGROUND: A multicentre cohort study was held in Morocco, designed to evaluate the quality of life of cancer patients. The aim of this paper is to report the assessment of the quality of life of early colorectal cancer patients, before and after cancer treatment, to identify other factors which are related to this quality of life. METHODS: We used the third version of the QLQ-C30 questionnaire of the European organization for Research and treatment of Cancer (EORTC) after a transcultural validation...
October 12, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729029/malignant-transformation-of-a-gastric-hyperplastic-polyp-in-a-context-of-helicobacter-pylori-negative-autoimmune-gastritis-a-case-report
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Kenichi Yamanaka, Hiroyuki Miyatani, Yukio Yoshida, Takehiro Ishii, Shinichi Asabe, Osamu Takada, Mitsuhiro Nokubi, Hirosato Mashima
BACKGROUND: Gastric foveolar hyperplastic polyps (GFHPs) are common findings in clinical practice. GFHPs commonly arise in a background of chronic atrophic gastritis, including autoimmune gastritis (type A gastritis), and have a potential risk of malignant transformation. CASE PRESENTATION: In 2005, a 55-year-old Japanese woman underwent upper endoscopy at another hospital and was found to have a pedunculated polyp (10 mm in diameter) on the greater curvature of the lower gastric body...
October 12, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724882/the-impact-of-race-and-ethnicity-on-mortality-and-healthcare-utilization-in-alcoholic-hepatitis-a-cross-sectional-study
#12
Folasade P May, Vineet S Rolston, Elliot B Tapper, Ashwini Lakshmanan, Sammy Saab, Vinay Sundaram
BACKGROUND: Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH) is major source of alcohol-related mortality and health care expenditures in the United States. There is insufficient information regarding the role of race and ethnicity on healthcare utilization and outcomes for patients with AH. We aimed to determine whether there are racial/ethnic differences in resource utilization and inpatient mortality in patients hospitalized with AH. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), years 2008-2011...
October 10, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27724868/the-dual-role-of-escherichia-coli-in-the-course-of-ulcerative-colitis
#13
Magdalena Pilarczyk-Zurek, Magdalena Strus, Pawel Adamski, Piotr B Heczko
BACKGROUND: This study examines the dual role of Escherichia coli in the course of ulcerative colitis (UC). The intestinal microbiota is considered to play an important role in UC pathogenesis, but how E. coli contributes to inflammation in UC is still unknown. On the one hand, we demonstrated that there was a significant increase in the number of E. coli at the sites of inflammation in patients with UC, which can lead to immune system activation, whilst, on the other hand, E. coli may contribute to the resolution of inflammatory reactions since E...
October 10, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717330/role-of-vitamin-d3-combined-to-alginates-in-preventing-acid-and-oxidative-injury-in-cultured-gastric-epithelial-cells
#14
Francesca Uberti, Claudio Bardelli, Vera Morsanuto, Sabrina Ghirlanda, Claudio Molinari
BACKGROUND: Gastric diseases are a worldwide problem in modern society, as reported in the USA, in the range of 0.5-2 episodes/year/person and an incidence of 5-100 episodes/1000/week according to seasons and age. There is convincing evidence that oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis of acute gastric injury. Acid secreted from gastric parietal cells determines mucosal injuries which in turn cause inflammation and oxidative stress. Consequent inflammation produces free radicals by mitochondria thus causing lipid peroxidation, oxidative and acidic stress, which can lead to cell apoptosis...
October 7, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717310/faecal-calprotectin-factors-affecting-levels-and-its-potential-role-as-a-surrogate-marker-for-risk-of-development-of-crohn-s-disease
#15
Michael A Mendall, Derek Chan, Roshani Patel, Devinder Kumar
BACKGROUND: Faecal calprotectin (FC) is one of the most widely used non-invasive tests for the diagnosis and assessment of Crohn's disease (CD) activity. Despite this, factors other than disease activity which affect levels have not been extensively reviewed. This is of importance when using FC in the diagnostic setting but also may be of utility in studying the aetiology of disease. OBJECTIVES: Our review outlines environmental risk factors that affect FC levels influencing diagnostic accuracy and how these may be associated with risk of developing CD...
October 7, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716085/clinical-significance-of-incidental-18%C3%A2-f-fdg-uptake-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-on-pet-ct-imaging-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Eugenia Shmidt, Vandana Nehra, Val Lowe, Amy S Oxentenko
BACKGROUND: The frequency and clinically important characteristics of incidental (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18 F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) uptake in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) on PET/CT imaging in adults remain elusive. METHODS: All PET/CT reports from 1/1/2000 to 12/31/2009 at a single tertiary referral center were reviewed; clinical information was obtained from cases with incidental (18)F-FDG uptake in the GIT, with follow-up through October, 2012...
October 6, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716080/collagenous-colitis-presenting-as-spontaneous-perforation-in-an-80%C3%A2-year-old-woman-report-of-a-case
#17
Andrew Mitchell, Alexandre Dugas
BACKGROUND: Perforation of the colon occurring during or shortly following colonoscopy or barium enema is a rare complication of collagenous colitis (CC). "Spontaneous" perforation in CC, in which no instigating factor is identified, is even less common, with only five cases reported to date. We report herein an additional case of spontaneous perforation in previously undiagnosed CC and review the clinical and pathological features of previously reported cases. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80 year old woman presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain preceded by approximately one month of frequent non-bloody diarrhea...
October 6, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716071/effectiveness-of-cyclosporine-as-a-treatment-for-steroid-resistant-cronkhite-canada-syndrome-two-case-reports
#18
Kohei Yamakawa, Takuya Yoshino, Kotaro Watanabe, Koichiro Kawano, Akira Kurita, Naomi Matsuzaki, Yoshiaki Yuba, Shujiro Yazumi
BACKGROUND: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare non-inherited disorder, characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis and ectodermal changes. The pathophysiology remains unclear. Treatment with corticosteroids is considered the mainstay treatment because of its high efficacy. However, some patients have steroid-resistant CCS. The therapeutic strategy for steroid-resistant CCS is not yet established. We report two cases with steroid-resistant CCS that were effectively treated with cyclosporine (CyA)...
October 6, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716120/erratum-to-pre-endoscopy-point-of-care-test-simtomax-iga-igg-deamidated-gliadin-peptide-for-coeliac-disease-in-iron-deficiency-anaemia-diagnostic-accuracy-and-a-cost-saving-economic-model
#19
Michelle Shui Yee Lau, Peter D Mooney, William L White, Victoria Appleby, Sulleman Moreea, Ismail Haythem, Joshua E Elias, Kiran Bundhoo, Gareth D Corbett, Liam Wong, Her Hsin Tsai, Simon S Cross, John M Hebden, Sami Hoque, David S Sanders
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October 5, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716148/cirrhosis-related-functionality-characteristic-of-the-fecal-microbiota-as-revealed-by-a-metaproteomic-approach
#20
Xiao Wei, Shan Jiang, Yuye Chen, Xiangna Zhao, Huan Li, Weishi Lin, Boxing Li, Xuesong Wang, Jing Yuan, Yansong Sun
BACKGROUND: Intestinal microbiota operated as a whole and was closely related with human health. Previous studies had suggested close relationship between liver cirrhosis (LC) and gut microbiota. METHODS: To determine the functional characteristic of the intestinal microbiota specific for liver cirrhosis, the fecal metaproteome of three LC patients with Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score of A, B, and C, and their spouse were first compared using high-throughput approach based on denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in our study...
October 4, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
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