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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545409/genetic-variation-and-expression-levels-of-tight-junction-genes-identifies-association-between-magi3-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486931/accuracy-of-m2bpgi-compared-with-fibro-scan%C3%A2-in-analysis-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c
#7
Hongqin Xu, Wenli Kong, Lei Liu, Xiumei Chi, Xiaomei Wang, Ruihong Wu, Xiuzhu Gao, Huan Wang, Limei Qu, Yue Qi, Yu Pan, Junqi Niu
BACKGROUND: Mac-2 Binding Protein Glycosylation isomer (M2BPGi) is a novel serological glyco-biomarker for staging liver fibrosis. Here, we aimed to evaluate the efficiency of serum M2BPGi in identifying liver fibrosis stages in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. METHODS: Serum M2BPGi levels were evaluated in 680 patients with chronic hepatitis C and 164 healthy controls who underwent the Fibro Scan® test of liver fibrosis. The diagnostic accuracy of serum M2BPGi values was compared to that of other fibrosis markers, including Fibro Scan®, the aspartate transaminase to platelet ratio index (APRI), the fibrosis index based on four factors (FIB4), and the gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase to platelet ratio (GPR)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472948/noninvasive-assessment-of-liver-steatosis-in-children-the-clinical-value-of-controlled-attenuation-parameter
#8
Giovanna Ferraioli, Valeria Calcaterra, Raffaella Lissandrin, Marinella Guazzotti, Laura Maiocchi, Carmine Tinelli, Annalisa De Silvestri, Corrado Regalbuto, Gloria Pelizzo, Daniela Larizza, Carlo Filice
BACKGROUND: To assess the clinical validity of controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) in the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis in a series of overweight or obese children by using the imperfect gold standard methodology. METHODS: Consecutive children referred to our institution for auxological evaluation or obesity or minor elective surgery were prospectively enrolled. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were recorded. Ultrasound (US) assessment of steatosis was carried out using ultrasound systems...
May 4, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464881/fbxw7-expression-is-associated-with-prognosis-and-chemotherapeutic-outcome-in-chinese-patients-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#9
Mao-Ran Li, Chun-Chao Zhu, Tian-Long Ling, Ye-Qian Zhang, Jia Xu, En-Hao Zhao, Gang Zhao
BACKGROUND: FBXW7, a component of the Skp-Cullin1-F-box, mediates target protein recognition. It is a tumor suppressor gene that plays a role in the regulation of cell cycle exit and reentry via c-Myc, c-Jun and Notch degradation. There are few studies, particularly involving a large patient cohort, that have evaluated FBXW7 during gastric cancer progression. METHODS: Our study aimed to evaluate the value of FBXW7 as a clinical marker in gastric adenocarcinoma (GC) patients including a subset treated with postoperative chemotherapy...
May 2, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446147/serum-albumin-a-good-indicator-of-persistent-organ-failure-in-acute-pancreatitis
#10
Shoukang Li, Yushun Zhang, Mengjiao Li, Chao Xie, Heshui Wu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the predictive value of serum albumin (ALB) for persistent organ failure (POF) in acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: We selected 158 patients with AP in this retrospective study from Jan.1st, 2015 to Dec.31st, 2015. Forty-six patients were diagnosed with POF. All the values of laboratory parameters were measured upon admission to hospital. And 48 h after admission, we examined serum albumin of each patient again, called 'ALB2'. Uni-and multi-variate logistic regression were used to evaluate the impact of ALB to predict POF...
April 26, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427351/proteinuria-and-baseline-renal-function-predict-mortality-and-renal-outcomes-after-sirolimus-therapy-in-liver-transplantation-recipients
#11
Lung-Chih Li, Chien-Ning Hsu, Chih-Che Lin, Yu-Fan Cheng, Tsung-Hui Hu, Ding-Wei Chen, Chih-Hsiung Lee, Toshiaki Nakano, Chao-Long Chen
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a significant complication after liver transplantation (LT), but the role of pre-existing renal insufficiency and proteinuria remains unclear among LT recipients receiving sirolimus. METHODS: We assessed the effects of proteinuria and baseline renal function on long-term renal and survival outcomes among 576 LT recipients who received SRL in a medical center between 2005 and 2014. Renal outcomes were the incidences of >50% reduction in their baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate and end stage kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy...
April 20, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427335/cholesterol-esterification-in-plasma-as-a-biomarker-for-liver-function-and-prediction-of-mortality
#12
Thorsten Kaiser, Benedict Kinny-Köster, Michael Bartels, Thomas Berg, Markus Scholz, Cornelius Engelmann, Daniel Seehofer, Susen Becker, Uta Ceglarek, Joachim Thiery
BACKGROUND: Advanced stages of liver cirrhosis lead to a dramatically increased mortality. For valid identification of these patients suitable biomarkers are essential. The most important biomarkers for liver function are bilirubin and prothrombin time expressed as International Normalized Ratio (INR). However, the influence of several anticoagulants on the prothrombin time limits its diagnostic value. Aim of this study was the evaluation of cholesterol esterification (CE) fraction (esterified cholesterol vs...
April 20, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424073/systematic-review-with-network-meta-analysis-dual-therapy-for-high-risk-bleeding-peptic-ulcers
#13
Keda Shi, Zeren Shen, Guiqi Zhu, Fansheng Meng, Mengli Gu, Feng Ji
BACKGROUND: Adding a second endoscopic therapy to epinephrine injection might improve hemostatic efficacy in patients with high-risk bleeding ulcers but the optimum modality remains unknown. We aimed to estimate the comparative efficacy of different dual endoscopic therapies for the management of bleeding peptic ulcers through random-effects Bayesian network meta-analysis. METHODS: Different databases were searched for controlled trials comparing dual therapy versus epinephrine monotherapy or epinephrine combined with another second modality until September, 30 2016...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424049/findings-in-young-adults-at-colonoscopy-from-a-hospital-service-database-audit
#14
Stephanie Wong, Ilmars Lidums, Christophe Rosty, Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Susan Parry, Aung Ko Win, Yoko Tomita, Sina Vatandoust, Amanda Townsend, Dainik Patel, Jennifer E Hardingham, David Roder, Eric Smith, Paul Drew, Julie Marker, Wendy Uylaki, Peter Hewett, Daniel L Worthley, Erin Symonds, Graeme P Young, Timothy J Price, Joanne P Young
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosed at <50 years is predominantly located in the distal colon and rectum. Little is known about which lesion subtypes may serve as CRC precursors in young adults. The aim of this work was to document the prevalence and histological subtype of lesions seen in patients aged <50 years, and any associated clinical features. METHODS: An audit of the colonoscopy database at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia over a 12-month period was undertaken...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415985/vitamin-d-related-gene-polymorphism-predict-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-based-therapy-in-thai-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
#15
Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Wattana Sukeepaisarnjaroen, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Panarat Thaimai, Rujipat Wasitthankasem, Yong Poovorawan, Piyawat Komolmit
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection have high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Genome-wide association study data has showed that several genetic variants within vitamin D cascade affect vitamin D function. This study aimed to determine whether genetic polymorphisms of genes in the vitamin D pathway are associated with treatment responses to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)-based therapy in patients with chronic HCV infection. METHODS: The study included 623 Thai patients from 2 university hospitals diagnosed with chronic HCV infection who were treated with a PEG-IFN and ribavirin...
April 17, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410580/lactobacillus-casei-dg-and-its-postbiotic-reduce-the-inflammatory-mucosal-response-an-ex-vivo-organ-culture-model-of-post-infectious-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#16
Debora Compare, Alba Rocco, Pietro Coccoli, Debora Angrisani, Costantino Sgamato, Barbara Iovine, Umberto Salvatore, Gerardo Nardone
BACKGROUND: The evidence on the role of gut microbiota in post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) is convincing. Lactobacillus spp. positively affect IBS symptoms, although the mechanisms through which probiotics exert their beneficial effects are largely unknown. The aim of the study is to evaluate the role of Lactobacillus casei DG (LC-DG) and its postbiotic (PB) in modulating the inflammatory/immune-response in PI-IBS in an ex-vivo organ culture model. METHODS: Ex vivo cultures of ileal and colonic mucosa from 10 PI-IBS, diarrhea predominant subtype (D) patients, and 10 healthy controls (HC) were treated with LPS, LC-DG and PB...
April 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407755/inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd-pharmacotherapy-and-the-risk-of-serious-infection-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#17
Chelle L Wheat, Cynthia W Ko, Kindra Clark-Snustad, David Grembowski, Timothy A Thornton, Beth Devine
BACKGROUND: The magnitude of risk of serious infections due to available medical therapies of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of the existing IBD literature to estimate the risk of serious infection in adult IBD patients associated with available medical therapies. METHODS: Studies were identified by a literature search of PubMed, Cochrane Library, Medline, Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses...
April 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407735/telbivudine-treatment-started-in-early-and-middle-pregnancy-completely-blocks-hbv-vertical-transmission
#18
Weihui Sun, Shangfei Zhao, Lei Ma, Anhua Hao, Bo Zhao, Lin Zhou, Fengzhu Li, Mingquan Song
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treating HBV-positive mothers with telbivudine in early and middle pregnancy to prevent mother-to-infant HBV transmission. METHODS: The subject population comprised pregnant women with chronic hepatitis B (CHB; n = 188) from January 2013 to June 2015, with HBV DNA ≥1.0 × 10(7)copies/mL and increased alanine aminotransferase levels. Groups A (n = 62) and B (n = 61) were treated with telbivudine starting at 12 weeks or 20-28 weeks after gestation, respectively...
April 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407734/the-inverse-effect-of-meal-intake-on-controlled-attenuation-parameter-and-liver-stiffness-as-assessed-by-transient-elastography
#19
Kanittha Ratchatasettakul, Sasivimol Rattanasiri, Kwannapa Promson, Pranee Sringam, Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk
BACKGROUND: Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) and liver stiffness (LS) measured by transient elastography (TE, Fibroscan®) have been used for steatosis and fibrosis assessment. We evaluated the effect of meal intake on CAP and LS values. METHODS: Forty patients who had had a liver biopsy within the previous month were recruited. The biopsy was graded for fibrosis (F) and steatosis (S) stagings. TE was performed after overnight fasting (baseline values) and 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 min following the intake of a standard commercial formula meal, and every 30 min until LS and CAP values returned to baseline...
April 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399807/the-relationship-of-serum-alanine-aminotransferase-normal-range-levels-to-arterial-stiffness-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-non-drinkers-and-drinkers-a-chinese-community-based-analysis
#20
Shihui Fu, Ying Lin, Leiming Luo, Ping Ye
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the relationship between carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) and serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) normal-range levels across the world. The current analysis was designed to explore the relationship of serum ALT normal-range levels to cfPWV and metabolic syndrome (Mets) in non-drinkers and drinkers in a Chinese community-dwelling population. METHODS: There were 2202 participants with serum ALT levels within normal range enrolled for the current analysis...
April 11, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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