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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608655/endoscopic-evaluation-of-iron-deficiency-without-anemia-does-it-have-the-same-benefit-as-in-patients-with-anemia
#1
Ana García García de Paredes, Carlos Teruel Sánchez-Vegazo, Nerea Hernanz Ruiz, Carlos Ferre Aracil, Enrique Rodríguez de Santiago, Lara Aguilera Castro, María Sierra Morales, Agustín Albillos
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The need for endoscopic investigation in patients with iron deficiency without anemia (ID) is not established. METHODS: Data from patients with ID (serum ferritin ≤20 ng/mL, normal hemoglobin) studied with upper and lower endoscopy were retrospectively analyzed. Patients evaluated for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) served as controls, matched by sex and age in a proportion 2:1. Presence, type, location and age distribution of endoscopic findings were compared...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608600/the-hypoxia-il1a-axis-promotes-gastric-cancer-progression-and-drug-resistance
#2
Yi Xuan, Yanong Wang
AIM: Tumor microenvironment constitutes a unique niche that promotes cancer metastasis and resistance. Two remarkable characteristics of this microenvironment are hypoxia and inflammation. Interleukin-1 alpha (IL1A), an important inflammatory factor, is frequently upregulated in a variety of cancers. Herein, we set force to characterize IL1A expression in gastric cancer and explore the relationship between IL1A and hypoxia. METHODS: Reverse-transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) was performed to characterize IL1A expression in different gastric cancer cell lines under normonia or hypoxia...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608576/evaluation-of-three-techniques-for-detection-of-il28b-snp-a-prognostic-tool-for-hcv-treatment-outcome
#3
Bushra Khubaib, Muhammad Idrees, Zareen Fatima, Madiha Akram, Samia Afzal, Iram Amin, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Wasim
OBJECTIVE: The study was accompanied to evaluate the specificity, cost and turn-around time of three different types of techniques that can be used for analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism of rs129796860. METHODS: One hundred and one samples of patients infected with chronic Hepatitis C were genotyped with the three types of genotyping methods: direct sequencing, SNaPshot PCR and PCR-Restriction fragment Length polymorphism. RESULTS: Three distinct profiles for IL28B rs12979860 alleles (CC, CT and TT) were obtained with direct sequencing; SNaPshot PCR and PCR-RFLP and the results were consistent among the three methods...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585279/serum-bile-acid-level-and-fatty-acid-composition-in-chinese-children-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#4
Li Ping Lu, Yan Ping Wan, Peng Cheng Xun, Ke Jun Zhou, Cheng Chen, Si Yang Cheng, Min Zhong Zhang, Chun Hua Wu, Wei Wei Lin, Ying Jiang, Hai Xia Feng, Jia Lu Wang, Ka He, Wei Cai
OBJECTIVE: To determine serum bile acid (BA) and fatty acid (FA) profiles in Chinese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) METHODS: Seventy-six children aged 4-17 years were categorized into three groups: none NAFLD (control), mild, and moderate/severe NAFLD groups respectively based on liver ultrasonography. Serum BAs and FAs were quantified by mass spectrometry and gas chromatography separately. General linear models were performed to assess the differences across groups...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556580/a-family-history-questionnaire-sent-to-patients-prior-to-colonoscopy-enhances-genetic-counseling-for-hereditary-colorectal-cancer
#5
Koen Kessels, Joey D Eisinger, Tom G Letteboer, G Johan A Offerhaus, Peter D Siersema, Leon M G Moons
AIM: We investigated whether sending a family history questionnaire (FHQ) to patients prior to undergoing colonoscopy results in an increase of an available family history and genetic counseling. METHODS: A FHQ was sent by mail to patients before undergoing outpatient colonoscopy at a university hospital in 2013. Additional characteristics and referral for genetic evaluation of patients undergoing colonoscopy in 2013 were retrieved from the electronic medical record (EMR)...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548292/hypertriglyceridemic-acute-pancreatitis-in-an-emergency-department-the-typical-clinical-features-and-genetic-variants
#6
Wan Jun Chen, Xiao Fan Sun, Rui Xue Zhang, Min Jie Xu, Tong Hai Dou, Xiao Bin Zhang, Min Zhong, Wei Qiang Yang, Li Liu, Xiao Ye Lu, Chang Qing Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics of hypertriglyceridemic acute pancreatitis (HTGAP), and the molecular foundation contributing to the hypertriglyceridemia in this group of patients. METHODS: Clinical data from 329 patients with AP were collected and analyzed. All the patients were divided into 1) HTGAP group (n = 40), with fasting serum triglyceride ≥ 500 mg/dL; and 2) NHTGAP group (n = 289). Next, the targeted next-generation sequencing was applied in 11 HTGAP patients to detect the genetic mutation associated with hypertriglyceridemia that included apolipoprotein A-5 (APOA5), apolipoprotein C-3 (APOC3), apolipoprotein E (APOE), BLK proto-oncogene, lipoprotein lipase (LPL), apolipoprotein C-2 (APOC2), glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchored high density lipoprotein binding protein-1(GPIHBP1), and lipase maturation factor-1(LMF1)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548239/impact-of-barium-enema-on-acute-diverticulitis-recurrence-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-349-patients
#7
Francisco J Medina-Fernández, Lidia Rodríguez-Ortiz, Dimas J Garcilazo-Arismendi, Elena Navarro-Rodríguez, Eva M Torres-Tordera, César A Díaz-López, Javier Briceño
AIM: Acute diverticulitis is becoming a health concern in western countries as its incidence is increasing. Currently, one of the accepted theories on possible causes of diverticular perforation is the impactation of faecal residuals into some diverticula. Our aim was to evaluate whether barium impactation might have a negative effect by promoting diverticular inflammation/rupture and thereby acute diverticulitis recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study (January 2005/December 2015) was conducted at the Reina Sofia University Hospital of Cordoba (Spain)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547873/can-clinical-factors-predict-the-need-for-intervention-after-positive-intraoperative-cholangiogram
#8
Mohammed Kaif, Deepak Agrawal, Jayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC) is commonly used to detect retained bile duct stones. This often leads to another invasive procedure such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). However, due to the variation in methods and results of IOC, it is unclear if clinical factors will aid in identifying true choledocholithiasis. METHODS: All cholecystectomies in a 3 year period were examined retrospectively for positive IOC. Sonographic bile duct dilation and transaminase levels at admission including trends during the course of hospitalization and prior to ERCP were evaluated...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547807/tnfsf9-exerts-an-inhibitory-effect-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Yuling Shen, Yu Gan, Haifeng Gao, Yingchao Fan, Qing Wang, Hui Yuan, Yanfang Song, Jiadong Wang, Hong Tu
AIM: Tumor necrosis factor superfamily member 9 (TNFSF9), also known as 4-1BBL and CD137L, has been implicated in cancer immunotherapy due to its function as a T cell costimulator. However, little is known about its direct impact on cancer development, particularly for solid tumors. METHODS: The TNFSF9 expression was examined by immunohistochemistry in 106 pairs of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the adjacent non-HCC tissues, and by quantitative PCR and Western blot in HCC cell lines...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544403/serine-protease-inhibitor-kazal-type-1-spink1-downregulates-e-cadherin-and-induces-emt-of-hepatoma-cells-to-promote-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-via-the-mek-erk-signaling-pathway
#10
Ying Hai-Yan, Gong Chao-Jie, Feng Yi, Jing Da-Dao, Lun-Gen Lu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 1(SPINK1) expression and its influence on the prognosis of human hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms involved. METHODS: Eighty patients with HCC who underwent curative resection were followed-up with a median observation time of 58.6 months.SPINK1expression was detected in the primary HCC samples by immunohistochemistry . Its role in tumor invasion and metastasis was evaluated in vitro by gene silence using siRNA-mediated approach, rSPINK1 and U0126(an inhibitor of MEK/ERK)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509372/differential-expression-of-micrornas-related-to-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-a-rabbit-model
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Qinqin Yang, Xiaoping Xu, Hongshu Zhao, Yueqin Cai, Yongming Pan, Jianqin Xu, Quanxin Ma, Minli Chen
AIM: In the study we evaluated differential expression of miRNAs in the white hair and black eyes(WHBE) rabbit model of irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). METHODS: WHBE IBS rabbits were exposed to moist heat, stress, and stimulation with a low-dose laxative. Intestional propulsion rate(IPR) was measured. Blood samples were taken to detect changes in serum 5-hydroxytryptamine(5-HT) and dopamine(DA) levels, and colon tissues were to detect c-fos by immunohistochemistry...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509354/a-single-disease-entity-for-both-chromosomal-instable-subtype-gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#12
REVIEW
Qin Huang
According to the 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) statistic data,(1) gastric carcinoma affects the Chinese population more than any other populations and over 42.5% (405 000/952 000) of gastric cancer (GC) patients published in that year were Chinese.
May 16, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485544/tc-325-versus-the-combined-conventional-technique-for-endoscopic-treatment-of-peptic-ulcers-with-high-risk-bleeding-stigmata-a-pilot-randomised-study
#13
Boon Eu Andrew Kwek, Tiing Leong Ang, Peng Lan Jeannie Ong, Yi Lyn Jessica Tan, Shih Wen Daphne Ang, Ngai Moh Law, Prem Harichander Thurairajah, Kwong Ming Fock
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies on a new topical hemostatic agent TC-325 show its safety and effectiveness in the treatment of active upper GI bleeding. However, to date, there are no randomized trials comparing Hemospray with the combined conventional technique (CCT). Our pilot study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of Hemospray with that of the CCT in treating peptic ulcers with active bleeding or high-risk stigmata. METHOD: This was a randomized comparative study of patients with upper GI bleeding symptoms and had Forrest class I, IIA or IIB ulcers...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485081/risk-of-different-precipitating-events-for-progressing-to-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-hbv-related-cirrhotic-patients
#14
Shan Yin, Shi Jin Wang, Wen Yi Gu, Yan Zhang, Liu Ying Chen, Hai Li
OBJECTIVE: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a distinct syndrome that develops in cirrhotic patients with acute decompensation (AD). This study focused on the precipitating events (PEs) of HBV related cirrhotic ACLF diagnosed by CLIF-OF score. METHODS: 890 hospitalized HBV related cirrhotic patients with AD were retrospectively included from Renji hospital, Shanghai, China. Precipitating events, CLIF-OF score, and short term prognosis were evaluated. RESULTS: For enrolled 890 patients, there were 300 (33...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449401/chinese-consensus-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-2015-chinese-society-of-hepatology-chinese-society-of-gastroenterology-chinese-society-of-infectious-diseases
#15
Xiong Ma, De Kai Qiu
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is the inflammation of liver parenchyma mediated by the autoimmune response targeting hepatocytes, and is characterized by positive serum autoantibodies, high levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) and/or hypergammaglobulinemia, and interface hepatitis in liver histology.
April 27, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421712/gastric-cancer-with-pituitary-metastasis-presenting-as-symptomatic-secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-case-report
#16
Xue Lin Dou, Na Zhou, Yu Lin Mai, Mei Guan, Zhao Sun, Xin Gao, Chun Mei Bai
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and Eastern Asia has the highest incidence.(1,2) The overall prognosis remains poor for advanced GC.(3).
April 19, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421699/hepatic-infarction-from-portal-vein-thrombosis-a-fatal-consequence-of-acute-pancreatitis
#17
Somak Das, Sudeepta Kumar Swain, Anand Ramamurthy
Acute pancreatitis is potentially fatal and in its severe form is often associated with pancreatic necrosis and higher mortality. The inflammatory response causes peripancreatic and pancreatic necrosis, and in severe cases results in multiple organ damage through vascular insult either in form of arterial spasm, arterial thrombosis or splanchnic thrombosis [1].
April 19, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421667/serum-levels-of-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-positive-mac-2-binding-protein-reflect-the-severity-of-chronic-pancreatitis
#18
Takashi Fujiyama, Tetsuhide Ito, Keijiro Ueda, Yuichi Tachibana, Kohei Yasunaga, Masami Miki, Takehiro Takaoka, Lingaku Lee, Ken Kawabe, Yoshihiro Ogawa
AIM: To evaluate the utility of serum Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2 binding protein (WFA(+) -M2BP) level as a marker for chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS: We measured serum WFA(+) -M2BP level of 74 patients with CP who had undergone endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and 30 normal controls (NC) using the glycan sugar chain-based immunoassay and examined the relationship between serum WFA(+) -M2BP level and Cambridge classification...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374443/the-applications-of-poem-for-special-patient-cohorts-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Dan Mu, Yue Yue Li, Ming Ming Zhang, Yan Zhang, Zhen Li, Yan Qing Li
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a relatively mini-invasive technique which can perform endoscopic myotomy by establishing a submucosal tunnel, and it has been firstly applied in animals since 2007.(1).
April 4, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371414/use-of-neurotransmitter-regulators-in-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-based-on-symptom-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Qing Qing Luo, Sheng Liang Chen
It has been a great challenge for gastroenterologists to cope with functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in clinical practice due to the contemporary increase in stressful events. A growing body of evidence has shown that neuroregulators such as anti-anxiety agents and antidepressants function well on FGIDs, particularly in cases that are refractory to classical gastrointestinal (GI) medications. Among these central-acting agents, small individualized doses of tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are usually recommended as a complement to routine GI management...
April 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
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