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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633646/role-of-serotonin-on-the-intestinal-mucosal-immune-response-to-stress-induced-diarrhea-in-weaning-mice
#1
Yulan Dong, Yanan Han, Zixu Wang, Zhuoming Qin, Chenyu Yang, Jing Cao, Yaoxing Chen
BACKGROUND: During weaning, babies and young animal often experience diarrhea from food intolerance and/or decreasing levels of maternal antibodies, and diarrhea tends to be particularly severe during the early-weaned period, which often exhibits an underdeveloped immune system, a disturbed gut environment and results in nutrient malabsorption and dehydration. It was deduced that neuroendocrine might have close relation with diarrhea, especially 5-HT. METHODS: To explore the role of serotonin (5-HT) in weaning mice subjected to stress-induced diarrhea, 21-day-old weaned mice were divided into the following groups: control group, stress-induced diarrhea group (restrained by binding the hind limbs and intragastric administration of folium sennae with 0...
June 21, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637446/mir-363-5p-as-potential-prognostic-marker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-indicated-by-weighted-co-expression-network-analysis-of-mirnas-and-mrna
#2
Jun Zhang, Jia Fan, Chongming Zhou, Yanyu Qi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate potential miRNAs and genes associated with the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Weighted co-expression network analysis was utilized to analyze the mRNA and miRNA sequencing data of HCC from TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) database. Significant network modules were identified, and then functions of genes in the gene network modules and target genes of miRNAs in the miRNA network modules were explored...
June 20, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629379/laparoscopic-gastrectomy-in-obese-gastric-cancer-patients-a-comparative-study-with-non-obese-patients-and-evaluation-of-difference-in-laparoscopic-methods
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Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Shu-Ting Zhai, Jia-Qin Cai, Qi-Long Chen, Ding-Wei Chen, Yi-Ping Zhu, Yu Zhang, Ya-Ping Zhang, Hendi Maher, Xian-Fa Wang
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a growing epidemic around the world, and obese patients are generally regarded as high risk for surgery compared with normal weight patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of obesity on the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) for gastric cancer. METHODS: We reviewed data for all patients undergoing LG for gastric cancer at our institute between October 2004 and December 2016. Patients were divided into non-obese and obese groups and the perioperative outcomes were compared...
June 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629372/novel-nbas-mutations-and-fever-related-recurrent-acute-liver-failure-in-chinese-children-a-retrospective-study
#4
Jia-Qi Li, Yi-Ling Qiu, Jing-Yu Gong, Li-Min Dou, Yi Lu, A S Knisely, Mei-Hong Zhang, Wei-Sha Luan, Jian-She Wang
BACKGROUND: Underlying causes in Chinese children with recurrent acute liver failure (RALF), including liver crises less than full acute liver failure, are incompletely understood. We sought to address this by searching for genes mutated in such children. METHODS: Five unrelated Chinese boys presenting between 2012 and 2015 with RALF of unexplained etiology were studied. Results of whole exome sequencing were screened for mutations in candidate genes. Mutations were verified in patients and their family members by Sanger sequencing...
June 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629323/fetal-death-in-utero-and-miscarriage-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-under-therapy-with-ustekinumab-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
C Venturin, S Nancey, P Danion, M Uzzan, M Chauvenet, C Bergoin, X Roblin, B Flourié, G Boschetti
BACKGROUND: Ustekinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody against the p40 subunit of interleukin (IL) 12 and 23 which is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases. Ustekinumab is approved for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis treatment and has been successfully evaluated in phase II and III trials for patients with Crohn's disease (CD). CASE PRESENTATION: We report here the case of a patient who became pregnant during treatment with ustekinumab for a refractory CD and which ended in miscarriage...
June 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629319/polymorphism-in-asparagine-synthetase-is-associated-with-overall-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#6
Wei Li, Chengwei Dong
BACKGROUND: Recently, it is reported that asparagine synthetase (ASNS) is an independent predictor of surgical survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. It is also reported that activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6) expression is decreased in HCC patients. So in the present study, we explored the relationship between ASNS and ATF6, and whether ASNS expression was associated with HCC. METHODS: ATF6 was over expressed in 3 HCC cell lines (HepG2, HepG2...
June 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615071/survivin-expression-pattern-in-the-intestine-of-normoxic-and-ischemic-rats
#7
Alexandra Scheer, Shirley K Knauer, Rabea Verhaegh
BACKGROUND: Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, regulates mitosis and chromosome segregation. The expression of survivin proceeds during embryonic development and in addition has already been demonstrated in cancer cells. However, there is also evidence of survivin expression in differentiated tissues, including the gastro-intestinal tract of adult rats. A study with human colon specimens exhibited survivin in most basal crypt epithelial cells of normal mucosa...
June 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610559/sclerosing-mesenteritis-and-mesenteric-panniculitis-clinical-experience-and-radiological-features
#8
Lisa Nyberg, Jan Björk, Peter Björkdahl, Olle Ekberg, Klas Sjöberg, Lina Vigren
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is sometimes used as an umbrella-term for idiopathic inflammatory conditions in the mesentery. Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a radiological finding and its relation to clinical SM is not fully understood. The aims of this study were to determine whether any correlation could be found between the radiological findings and the clinical disease course. METHODS: Patients observed due to idiopathic inflammation of the mesentery were identified...
June 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599622/alteration-of-gut-microbiota-in-association-with-cholesterol-gallstone-formation-in-mice
#9
Qihan Wang, Long Jiao, Chuanqi He, Haidong Sun, Qu Cai, Tianquan Han, Hai Hu
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiome exerts extensive roles in metabolism of nutrients, pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals. Little has been known for the role of gut microbiota in regulating cholesterol and bile acids in association with gallstone formation. This study investigated the changes in the composition of gut microbiota in mice fed with lithogenic diet (LD). METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6 J mice were fed with either lithogenic diet (1.25% cholesterol and 0.5% cholic acid) or chow diet as control for 56 days...
June 9, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592228/anti-fibrogenic-effect-of-ppar-%C3%AE-agonists-in-human-intestinal-myofibroblasts
#10
Jun Bon Koo, Myeong-Ok Nam, Younshin Jung, Jongman Yoo, Duk Hwan Kim, Gwangil Kim, Sung Jae Shin, Kee Myung Lee, Ki Baik Hahm, Jong Woo Kim, Sung Pyo Hong, Kwang Jae Lee, Jun Hwan Yoo
BACKGROUND: Intestinal fibrosis is a serious complication of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There is no specific treatment for intestinal fibrosis. Studies have indicated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- γ (PPAR-γ) agonists have anti-fibrogenic properties in organs besides the gut; however, their effects on human intestinal fibrosis are poorly understood. This study investigated the anti-fibrogenic properties and mechanisms of PPAR-γ agonists on human primary intestinal myofibroblasts (HIFs)...
June 7, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583087/incomplete-ileus-and-hemafecia-as-the-presenting-features-of-multi-organ-involved-primary-systemic-al-amyloidosis-a-rare-case-report
#11
Li Tian, Anliu Tang, Xian Zhang, Zhen Mei, Fen Liu, Jingbo Li, Xiayu Li, Feiyan Ai, Xiaoyan Wang, Shourong Shen
BACKGROUND: AL Amyloidosis is known to be a systemic disease affecting multiple organs and tissue while it's rare that patients present with gastrointestinal symptoms at first and later develop multiple-organ dysfuction. Clinical signs are not specific and the diagnosis is rarely given before performing immunofixation and endoscopy with multiple biopsies. We would like to emphasize the value of precise diagnostic process of AL amyloidosis. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case report, we describe a 56-year-old man who presented with recurrent periumbilical pain for 4 months and gradually worsened over a month...
June 5, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569146/clinicopathological-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-ampulla-of-vater
#12
Kwangho Yang, Sung Pil Yun, Suk Kim, Nari Shin, Do Youn Park, Hyung Il Seo
BACKGROUND: The study aims to investigate the clinicopathological features and surgical outcomes of neuroendocrine tumors of ampulla of Vater (NETAoVs) patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS: From January 2007 to December 2014, 45 patients underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy for malignant disease of the ampulla of Vater in our institution. Of those, 5 patients were diagnosed as neuroendocrine tumors. The data included age, sex, presenting symptoms, preoperative imaging, preoperative type of biopsy results, type of operation, pathologic findings and survival status...
May 31, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569137/optimal-timing-of-cholecystectomy-after-percutaneous-gallbladder-drainage-for-severe-cholecystitis
#13
Koetsu Inoue, Tatsuya Ueno, Orie Nishina, Daisuke Douchi, Kentaro Shima, Shinji Goto, Michinaga Takahashi, Chikashi Shibata, Hiroo Naito
BACKGROUND: The Tokyo guideline for acute cholecystitis recommended percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage followed by cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis, but the optimal timing for the subsequent cholecystectomy remains controversial. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients who underwent either laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy after percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage for severe acute cholecystitis were enrolled and divided into difficult cholecystectomy (group A) and non-difficult cholecystectomy (group B)...
May 31, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558658/therapeutic-outcomes-of-endoscopic-papillectomy-for-ampullary-neoplasms-retrospective-analysis-of-a-multicenter-study
#14
Sung Hoon Kang, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Min Kyu Jung, Chang Min Cho, Kwang Bum Cho, Ji Min Han, Ho Gak Kim, Hyun Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic papillectomy (EP) is reported to be a relatively safe and reliable procedure for complete resection of ampullary neoplasms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic outcomes and complications of EP for ampullary neoplasms. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter study was conducted with 5 participating centers from January 2007 to July 2014. A total of 104 patients who underwent EP for ampullary neoplasms were reviewed retrospectively...
May 30, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545409/genetic-variation-and-expression-levels-of-tight-junction-genes-identifies-association-between-magi3-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#15
Elisabeth Norén, Sven Almer, Jan Söderman
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with increased intestinal permeability, which involves paracellular passage regulated through tight junctions (TJ). The aim of the study was to investigate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) located in genes encoding interacting TJ proteins and corresponding expressions, in relation to IBD. METHODS: Allelic associations between TJ-related genes (F11R, MAGI1, MAGI2, MAGI3, PARD3, PTEN, and TJP1) and IBD, Crohn's disease (CD), or ulcerative colitis (UC) were investigated...
May 25, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535800/comparison-of-oesophageal-function-tests-between-chinese-non-erosive-reflux-disease-and-reflux-hypersensitivity-patients
#16
Feng Gao, Yan Gao, Xue Chen, Jie Qian, Jie Zhang
BACKGROUND: By means of 24 h multi-channel intraluminal impedance and pH recording (MII/pH), patients with heartburn and normal upper gastrointestinal endoscopy findings can be classified into those with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and those with reflux hypersensitivity (RH). Therefore, in this study, we investigated the difference in oesophageal function tests in Chinese patients with NERD and RH. METHODS: NERD patients were selected from the digestive department, Beijing Anzhen Hospital and Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, after upper gastrointestinal endoscope, high-resolution manometry and impedance (HRiM), and MII/pH examinations between 2014 and 2016...
May 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532457/efficacy-of-chemotherapy-in-elderly-patients-with-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer-a-multicenter-review-of-895-patients
#17
Taira Kuroda, Teru Kumagi, Tomoyuki Yokota, Nobuaki Azemoto, Aki Hasebe, Hirotaka Seike, Mari Nishiyama, Nobu Inada, Naozumi Shibata, Hideki Miyata, Tomoe Kawamura, Yusuke Imai, Akiko Ueno-Toshimori, Yoshinori Tanaka, Takashi Terao, Yoshiki Imamura, Mitsuhito Koizumi, Hirofumi Yamanishi, Yoshinori Ohno, Yoichi Hiasa
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of chemotherapy for unresectable pancreatic cancer has improved. However, it is occasionally difficult to make treatment decisions for elderly patients. We reviewed the outcomes of elderly patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer by using a large cohort and evaluated whether they had received chemotherapy and the reason why. METHODS: Data for 895 pancreatic cancer patients who were treated using chemotherapy or best supportive care were analyzed considering demographics, clinical stage, treatment, and outcome...
May 22, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521729/self-rated-health-and-functional-capacity-in-individuals-reporting-overlapping-symptoms-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-functional-dyspepsia-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-population-based-study
#18
Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Sanne Rasmussen, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, Sandra Elnegaard, Peter Fentz Haastrup
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common functional gastrointestinal conditions with a significant impact on daily life. The objectives were to analyse general self-rated health and self-reported functional capacity in adults meeting the criteria for GERD, FD and IBS, respectively, and in individuals who meet the criteria for more than one of the conditions. METHODS: A nationwide study of 100,000 individuals aged 20 years and above, randomly selected in the general Danish population...
May 18, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511674/predictors-of-fifty-days-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-culture-negative-neutrocytic-ascites
#19
Chinmaya Kumar Bal, Vikram Bhatia, Ripu Daman
BACKGROUND: Culture negative neutrocytic ascites is a variant of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. But there are conflicting reports regarding the mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites. Therefore we aim to determine the predictors of mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites in a larger sample population. METHODS: We analysed 170 patients consecutively admitted to intensive care unit with diagnosis of culture negative neutrocytic ascites...
May 16, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494754/circulating-cathelicidin-levels-correlate-with-mucosal-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis-risk-of-intestinal-stricture-in-crohn-s-disease-and-clinical-prognosis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Diana Hoang-Ngoc Tran, Jiani Wang, Christina Ha, Wendy Ho, S Anjani Mattai, Angelos Oikonomopoulos, Guy Weiss, Precious Lacey, Michelle Cheng, Christine Shieh, Caroline C Mussatto, Samantha Ho, Daniel Hommes, Hon Wai Koon
BACKGROUND: Cathelicidin (LL-37) is an antimicrobial peptide known to be associated with various autoimmune diseases. We attempt to determine if cathelicidin can accurately reflect IBD disease activity. We hypothesize that serum cathelicidin correlates with mucosal disease activity, stricture, and clinical prognosis of IBD patients. METHODS: Serum samples were collected from two separate cohorts of patients at the University of California, Los Angeles. Cohort 1 consisted of 50 control, 23 UC, and 28 CD patients...
May 12, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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