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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300824/association-between-the-telomerase-rs2736098_tt-genotype-and-a-lower-risk-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-cirrhosis-in-chinese-males
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Guanghui Cheng, Xiaotian Yuan, Fang Wang, Qing Sun, Qian Xin, Kailin Li, Chao Sun, Zhaomin Lin, Yun Luan, Yiteng Xu, Ping Li, Feng Kong, Dawei Xu
OBJECTIVES: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is caused by infection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and liver cirrhosis (LC) is its most common complication. The accumulated evidence indicates a genetic context of HBV infection phenotypes. Here we determine a potential association of CHB/LC with the genetic variant of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), a key player in aging including immune-senescence. METHODS: The study included 227 Chinese CHB patients and 315 sex/age-matched healthy controls...
March 16, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300823/stem-cell-therapy-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#2
Amy L Lightner
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March 16, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300822/human-%C3%AE-defensin-2-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#3
Cindy Chang, Ana Lleo, Anchasa Kananurak, Fabio Grizzi, Koichi Tsuneyama, Pietro Invernizzi, Charles L Bevins, Christopher L Bowlus
OBJECTIVES: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the bile ducts frequently associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggesting an important role for the gut-liver axis. Defensins are small (3.5-4.5 kDa) anti-microbial peptides that contribute to innate immunity at mucosal surfaces and have been implicated in IBD. The aim of this study was to investigate copy number variation of the gene (DEFB4) encoding human β-defensin 2 (HBD2) and protein expression of HBD2 in PSC...
March 16, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300821/impact-of-cftr-modulation-on-intestinal-ph-motility-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-the-g551d-mutation
#4
Daniel Gelfond, Sonya Heltshe, Changxing Ma, Steven M Rowe, Carla Frederick, Ahmet Uluer, Leonard Sicilian, Michael Konstan, Elizabeth Tullis, R N Christine Roach, Katherine Griffin, Elizabeth Joseloff, Drucy Borowitz
OBJECTIVES: A defect in bicarbonate secretion contributes to the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal complications in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). We measured gastrointestinal pH, clinical outcomes, and intestinal transit profiles in patients with the G551D mutation before and after treatment with ivacaftor, a CF transmembrane regulator channel (CFTR) potentiator. METHODS: Observational studies of ivacaftor effectiveness were conducted in the United States and Canada...
March 16, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277492/polyp-resection-controversial-practices-and-unanswered-questions
#5
Daniel von Renteln, Heiko Pohl
Detection and complete removal of precancerous neoplastic polyps are central to effective colorectal cancer screening. The prevalence of neoplastic polyps in the screening population in the United States is likely >50%. However, most persons with neoplastic polyps are never destined to develop cancer, and do not benefit for finding and removing polyps, and may only be harmed by the procedure. Further 70-80% of polyps are diminutive (≤5 mm) and such polyps almost never contain cancer. Given the questionable benefit, the high-cost and the potential risk changing our approach to the management of diminutive polyps is currently debated...
March 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277491/manometric-subtypes-of-ineffective-esophageal-motility
#6
Mirjam Hiestand, Ala' Abdel Jalil, Donald O Castell
OBJECTIVES: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is characterized by well-defined manometric criteria. However, much variation exists within the diagnosis: Some patients exhibit exactly the required five weak swallows to make the diagnosis. Others show consistently ineffective swallows with total absence of any normal swallow. "We hypothesize" there are two different manometric subtypes of IEM; IEM Alternans (IEM-A) and IEM Persistens (IEM-P). METHODS: A total of 231 IEM patients were identified by high-resolution manometry (HRM)...
March 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230852/single-locoregional-triamcinolone-injection-immediately-after-esophageal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-prevents-stricture-formation
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Yasuaki Nagami, Masatsugu Shiba, Masaki Ominami, Taishi Sakai, Hiroaki Minamino, Shusei Fukunaga, Satoshi Sugimori, Fumio Tanaka, Noriko Kamata, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Hirokazu Yamagami, Toshio Watanabe, Kazunari Tominaga, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa
OBJECTIVES: Although endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an efficient treatment for superficial esophageal cancer, it is associated with stricture formation after wide-circumference resection that leads to a low quality of life. Although locoregional steroid injections prevent stricture formation, a randomized comparative study did not report any advantages associated with steroid injection. We evaluated the prophylactic efficacy of a single locoregional triamcinolone injection for stricture formation after esophageal ESD...
February 23, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181994/a-gene-expression-panel-is-accurate-for-diagnosis-and-monitoring-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-adults
#8
Evan S Dellon, Ranjitha Veerappan, Sara R Selitsky, Joel S Parker, Leana L Higgins, RoseMary Beitia, Robert M Genta, Richard H Lash
OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) can be difficult to diagnose. We aimed to evaluate whether a gene expression score could differentiate adult EoE cases from non-EoE controls and to determine whether scores normalized after treatment for EoE. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected esophageal biopsies from EoE patients (diagnosed as per consensus guidelines and after a proton pump inhibitor trial) and non-EoE controls. Gene expression for a previously constructed 94 gene panel was quantified for a single RNA-later preserved biopsy...
February 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181993/bariatric-surgery-prior-to-index-screening-colonoscopy-is-associated-with-a-decreased-rate-of-colorectal-adenomas-in-obese-individuals
#9
Dmitriy Kedrin, Shaan-Chirag Chandrahas Gandhi, Molly Wolf, Jatin Roper, Omer Yilmaz, Kathleen Corey, Hamed Khalili, Fatima Cody Stanford, Manish Gala
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is an important risk factor for the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). Although the impact of bariatric surgery on CRC is conflicting, its impact on precursor lesions is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine whether bariatric surgery before index screening colonoscopy is associated with decreased development of colorectal adenomas. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of bariatric surgery patients who had undergone index, screening colonoscopy at an academic center from 2001 to 2014...
February 9, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125074/outcome-of-referrals-for-non-responsive-celiac-disease-in-a-tertiary-center-low-incidence-of-refractory-celiac-disease-in-the-netherlands
#10
R L J van Wanrooij, G Bouma, H J Bontkes, A Neefjes-Borst, N C van Grieken, B M E von Blomberg, C J J Mulder
OBJECTIVES: Refractory celiac disease (RCD) is a severe cause of non-responsive celiac disease (CD) due to its association with the enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL). Conflicting data exist on the prevalence and the clinical manifestations of RCD type I (RCD I) and type II (RCD II). The aim of the current study was to provide insight in the incidence of RCD and in the distinction with other causes of non-responsive CD. METHODS: A total of 106 CD patients were referred to our tertiary referral center between January 2006 and December 2011 for evaluation of non-responsive CD...
January 26, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125073/the-association-between-igf-1-levels-and-the-histologic-severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#11
Laura E Dichtel, Kathleen E Corey, Joseph Misdraji, Miriam A Bredella, Melanie Schorr, Stephanie A Osganian, Brian J Young, Joshua C Sung, Karen K Miller
OBJECTIVES: The mechanisms responsible for the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and progression to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are incompletely understood. Growing evidence suggests that growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) may have roles in the development and progression of NAFLD. We hypothesized that lower serum IGF-1 levels would be associated with increased liver fat accumulation, inflammation, and fibrosis in a group of meticulously phenotyped obese subjects with liver biopsies...
January 26, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102860/psychological-interventions-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#12
Sarah Ballou, Laurie Keefer
Psychological interventions have been designed and implemented effectively in a wide range of medical conditions, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). The psychological treatments for IBS and IBD with the strongest evidence base include: cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, and mindfulness-based therapies. The evidence for each of these therapies is reviewed here for both IBS and IBD. In general, there is a stronger and larger evidence base to support the use of psychological interventions in IBS compared with IBD...
January 19, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102859/diagnostic-accuracy-of-methylated-sept9-for-blood-based-colorectal-cancer-detection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Jiayun Nian, Xu Sun, SuYang Ming, Chen Yan, Yunfei Ma, Ying Feng, Lin Yang, Mingwei Yu, Ganlin Zhang, Xiaomin Wang
OBJECTIVES: More convenient and effective blood-based methods are believed to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) detection adoption. The effectiveness of methylated SPET9 for CRC detection has been reviewed in the newly published recommendation statement by US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), while detailed instructions were not provided, which may be a result of insufficient evidence. Therefore, more evidence is needed to assist practitioners to thoroughly understand the utilization of this special maker...
January 19, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102858/luminescent-immunoprecipitation-system-lips-for-detection-of-autoantibodies-against-atp4a-and-atp4b-subunits-of-gastric-proton-pump-h-k-atpase-in-atrophic-body-gastritis-patients
#14
Edith Lahner, Cristina Brigatti, Ilaria Marzinotto, Marilia Carabotti, Giulia Scalese, Howard W Davidson, Janet M Wenzlau, Emanuele Bosi, Lorenzo Piemonti, Bruno Annibale, Vito Lampasona
OBJECTIVES: Circulating autoantibodies targeting the H+/K+-ATPase proton pump of gastric parietal cells are considered markers of autoimmune gastritis, whose diagnostic accuracy in atrophic body gastritis, the pathological lesion of autoimmune gastritis, remains unknown. This study aimed to assess autoantibodies against ATP4A and ATP4B subunits of parietal cells H+, K+-ATPase in atrophic body gastritis patients and controls. METHODS: One-hundred and four cases with atrophic body gastritis and 205 controls were assessed for serological autoantibodies specific for ATP4A or ATP4B subunits using luminescent immunoprecipitation system (LIPS)...
January 19, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079861/endoscopic-vs-surgical-interventions-for-painful-chronic-pancreatitis-what-is-needed-for-future-clinical-trials
#15
REVIEW
John A Windsor, Nageshwar D Reddy
The treatment of painful chronic pancreatitis remains controversial. The available evidence from two randomized controlled trials favor surgical intervention, whereas an endotherapy-first approach is widely practiced. Chronic pancreatitis is complex disease with different genetic and environmental factors, different pain mechanisms and different treatment modalities including medical, endoscopic, and surgical. The widely practiced step-up approach remains unproven. In designing future clinical trials there are some important pre-requisites including a more comprehensive pain assessment tool, the optimization of conservative medical treatment and interventional techniques...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055031/a-customized-mobile-application-in-colonoscopy-preparation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Ala I Sharara, Jean M Chalhoub, Maya Beydoun, Rani H Shayto, Hamed Chehab, Ali H Harb, Fadi H Mourad, Fayez S Sarkis
OBJECTIVES: Adherence with diet and prescribed purgative is essential for proper cleansing with low-volume bowel preparations. The aim of this work was to assess the effect of a customized mobile application (App) on adherence and quality of bowel preparation. METHODS: One hundred and sixty (160) eligible patients scheduled for elective colonoscopy were randomly assigned to paper (control) or App-based instructions. The preparation consisted of low-fiber diet for 2 days, clear fluids for one day and split-dose sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate (SPS)...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055030/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-plasma-levels-of-ghrelin-in-gastric-cancer-3-year-survival-study
#17
Saeed Soleyman-Jahi, Afshin Abdirad, Amir Afraz Fallah, Sevil Ghasemi, Fatemeh Sadeghi, Reza Heidari, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Kazem Zendehdel
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate prognostic effects of plasma levels of ghrelin before and after gastrectomy in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: We followed 81 GC patients up to 3 years in this study. They were candidates for curative gastrectomy with or without neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Plasma levels of total and active ghrelins before and after the operation were assessed. Association of plasma levels of ghrelin with survival were assessed and adjusted for other potential prognostic factors using Cox regression analyses...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055029/gastrointestinal-transcriptomic-response-of-metabolic-vitamin-b12-pathways-in-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#18
Priscila Sala, Giliane Belarmino, Raquel S Torrinhas, Natasha M Machado, Danielle C Fonseca, Graziela R Ravacci, Robson K Ishida, Ismael F M S Guarda, Eduardo G de Moura, Paulo Sakai, Marco A Santo, Ismael D C G da Silva, Claudia C A Pereira, Angela F Logullo, Steven Heymsfield, Daniel Giannella-Neto, Dan L Waitzberg
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin B12 (B12) deficiency after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is highly prevalent and may contribute to postoperative complications. Decreased production of intrinsic factor owing to gastric fundus removal is thought to have a major role, but other components of B12 metabolism may also be affected. We evaluated changes in the expression levels of multiple B12 pathway-encoding genes in gastrointestinal (GI) tissues to evaluate the potential roles in contributing to post-RYGB B12 deficiency...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055028/the-role-of-gut-brain-axis-in-regulating-glucose-metabolism-after-acute-pancreatitis
#19
Sayali A Pendharkar, Varsha M Asrani, Rinki Murphy, Richard Cutfield, John A Windsor, Maxim S Petrov
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes has become an epidemic in developed and developing countries alike, with an increased demand for new efficacious treatments. A large body of pre-clinical evidence suggests that the gut-brain axis may be exploited as a potential therapeutic target for defective glucose homeostasis. This clinical study aimed to investigate a comprehensive panel of glucoregulatory peptides, released by both the gut and brain, in individuals after acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Fasting levels of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), glicentin, oxyntomodulin, peptide YY, ghrelin, cholecystokinin, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), and secretin were studied...
January 5, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977020/dna-methylation-identifies-loci-distinguishing-hereditary-nonpolyposis-colorectal-cancer-without-germ-line-mlh1-msh2-mutation-from-sporadic-colorectal-cancer
#20
Chung-Hsing Chen, Shih Sheng Jiang, Ling-Ling Hsieh, Reiping Tang, Chao A Hsiung, Hui-Ju Tsai, I-Shou Chang
OBJECTIVES: Roughly half of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) cases are Lynch syndrome and exhibit germ-line mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes; the other half are familial colorectal cancer (CRC) type X (FCCTX) and are MMR proficient. About 70% of Lynch syndrome tumors have germ-line MLH1 or MSH2 mutations. The clinical presentation, histopathological features, and carcinogenesis of FCCTX resemble those of sporadic MMR-proficient colorectal tumors. It is of interest to obtain biomarkers that distinguish FCCTX from sporadic microsatellite stable (MSS) CRC, to develop preventive strategies...
December 15, 2016: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
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