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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225907/changes-in-the-gut-microbiota-composition-and-the-plasma-ghrelin-level-in-patients-with-helicobacter-pylori-infected-patients-with-eradication-therapy
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Hidetaka Yanagi, Ayumi Tsuda, Masashi Matsushima, Shunsuke Takahashi, Genki Ozawa, Yasuhiro Koga, Atsushi Takagi
Objective: To investigate the influence of antimicrobials on both the gut microbiota structure and the plasma ghrelin level using Helicobacter pylori-infected patients who underwent eradication therapy. Design: Twenty H. pylori-infected patients (mean age 68.3 years old) who underwent eradication therapy participated in the study. For the therapy, patients had 1 week of triple therapy consisting of amoxicillin, clarithromycin and proton-pump inhibitors. Stool and blood samples were obtained before (S1), immediately after (S2) and/or 3 months after (S3) the therapies...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177066/non-acid-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-is-associated-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oesophagus
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Mpho Kgomo, Taole R Mokoena, James A Ker
Introduction: Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is a common cancer among South Africans. Due to the absence of effective screening and surveillance programme for early detection and late presentation, squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage or when metastasis has already occurred. The 5-year survival is often quoted at 5%-10%, which is poor. Objectives: To determine the association between oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and non-acid gastro-oesophageal reflux disease...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177065/patients-with-symptoms-of-delayed-gastric-emptying-have-a-high-prevalence-of-oesophageal-dysmotility-irrespective-of-scintigraphic-evidence-of-gastroparesis
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George Triadafilopoulos, Linda Nguyen, John O Clarke
Background: Patients with symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis exhibit several symptoms, such as epigastric pain, postprandial fullness, bloating and regurgitation. It is uncertain if such symptoms reflect underlying oesophageal motor disorder. Aims: To examine whether patients with epigastric pain and postprandial distress syndrome suggestive of functional dyspepsia and/or gastroparesis also have concomitant oesophageal motility abnormalities and, if so, whether there are any associations between these disturbances...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177064/efficacy-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-for-the-diagnosis-of-upper-gastrointestinal-lesions-and-small-bowel-abnormalities-a-study-protocol-for-prospective-interventional-study
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Yoshinori Iwata, Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Kazunori Yoh, Akio Ishii, Yukihisa Yuri, Noriko Ishii, Yuho Miyamoto, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Ryo Takata, Takashi Nishimura, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
Introduction and aims: The role of capsule endoscopy (CE) in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) has yet to be established; however, it is likely that it will remain a valuable diagnostic modality in several groups of patients with LC. The primary aims of the current prospective interventional study are to examine the prevalence for small bowel lesions and transit time of CE in the gastrointestinal tract in patients with LC with oesophageal varices (EVs) requiring endoscopic therapies...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177063/circulating-micrornas-as-potential-biomarkers-to-detect-transformation-of-barrett-s-oesophagus-to-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Juntaro Matsuzaki, Hidekazu Suzuki
Objective: Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are promising biomarkers for the early detection of cancers. This study aimed to address potential circulating miRNAs to monitor the progression from Barrett's oesophagus (BO) to oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). Design: We comprehensively analysed tissue and serum miRNA expression profiles of BO mice model (L2-interleukin-1β (IL-1β) mice) using microarray analysis. To validate the data from mice, a published dataset of human plasma miRNAs, consisting of eight patients with OAC, eight with BO and six healthy controls, was used (GSE51410)...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177062/validity-of-studies-suggesting-postsurgical-chemotherapy-for-resectable-gastric-cancer-critical-appraisal-of-randomised-trials
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Giulia Manzini, Doris Henne-Bruns, Michael Kremer
Background and aim: In 2013, Diaz-Nieto et al published a Cochrane review to summarise the impact of postsurgical chemotherapy versus surgery alone on survival for resectable gastric cancer. The authors concluded that postsurgical chemotherapy showed an improvement in overall survival. The aim of this article was to assess the validity of four studies included in the Cochrane review and to investigate the impact of an exclusion of these four studies on the result of the meta-analysis...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119003/novel-associations-of-bile-acid-diarrhoea-with-fatty-liver-disease-and-gallstones-a-cohort-retrospective-analysis
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Richard N Appleby, Jonathan D Nolan, Ian M Johnston, Sanjeev S Pattni, Jessica Fox, Julian Rf Walters
Background: Bile acid diarrhoea (BAD) is a common cause of chronic diarrhoea with a population prevalence of primary BAD around 1%. Previous studies have identified associations with low levels of the ileal hormone fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19), obesity and hypertriglyceridaemia. The aim of this study was to identify further associations of BAD. Methods: A cohort of patients with chronic diarrhoea who underwent (75)selenohomocholic acid taurate (SeHCAT) testing for BAD was further analysed retrospectively...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119002/mechanisms-of-liver-disease-in-patients-infected-with-hiv
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Matthew B Kaspar, Richard K Sterling
Objective: To describe the various mechanisms of liver disease in patients with HIV infection, and to link these mechanisms to disease states which may utilise them. Background: Non-AIDS causes of morbidity and mortality are becoming increasingly common in patients chronically infected with HIV. In particular, liver-related diseases have risen to become one of the leading causes of non-AIDS-related death. A thorough understanding of the mechanisms driving the development of liver disease in these patients is essential when evaluating and caring for these patients...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119001/a-swedish-national-adoption-study-of-risk-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs
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Rasmus Waehrens, Bengt Zöller, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist, MirNabi Pirouzifard
Objectives: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) clusters in families, but the familial risk of IBS has not been determined in adoptees. Studying adoptees and their biological and adoptive parents is a strong study design for separating genetic from environmental causes of familial clustering. This nationwide study aimed to separate the biological (genetic) and familial environmental contribution to the familial transmission of IBS. Methods: We performed a family study for Swedish-born adoptees born from 1951 until 1995, and their biological and adoptive parents...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104757/effect-of-nalfurafine-hydrochloride-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-with-refractory-pruritus-on-sleep-disorders-a-study-protocol-for-single-arm-prospective-interventional-study
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Kazunori Yoh, Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Yoshinori Iwata, Akio Ishii, Yukihisa Yuri, Noriko Ishii, Yuho Miyamoto, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Ryo Takata, Takashi Nishimura, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
Introduction: Chronic liver disease (CLD)-related pruritus manifests as cholestasis symptoms, which can cause severe itches in the whole body and significantly decrease quality of daily activities and sleep. The actigram, which documents movement by means of an accelerometer, has been demonstrated to be useful for assessing sleep quality. Nalfurafine hydrochloride, which is a selective κ-opioid receptor agonist, exerts its antipruritic efficacies through a novel mechanism. We aimed to prospectively examine the effect of nalfurafine hydrochloride on sleep quality for patients with CLD with pruritus utilising actigram...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018541/results-from-a-retrospective-analysis-of-colonoscopies-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-colorectal-cancer-in-a-lebanese-tertiary-care-centre
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Toufic Saber, Khalil Bedran, Fatima Ghandour, Mansour El Khoury, Roula Bou Khalil, Said Farhat
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and colorectal cancer have an increased impact on the Lebanese population's morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the situation of IBD and colorectal cancer at a tertiary hospital centre in Lebanon. METHODS: 1007 patients underwent colonoscopy over a period of 12 months by qualified physicians. 91 patients were excluded from the study. Biopsy results were divided into normal versus abnormal colonic tissue...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018540/efficacy-of-individualised-diets-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ather Ali, Theresa R Weiss, Douglas McKee, Alisa Scherban, Sumiya Khan, Maxine R Fields, Damian Apollo, Wajahat Z Mehal
BACKGROUND: Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often placed on diets guided by food intolerance assays, although these have not been validated. We assessed the effects of individualised diets in patients with IBS guided by a leucocyte activation test. METHODS: This is a parallel-group, double-blind, randomised controlled trial of 58 adults with IBS seen at an academic health centre in Northeast USA. Peripheral venous blood was analysed using a leucocyte activation test; individual foods were reported to produce positive or negative results...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018539/clinical-characteristics-of-antimitochondrial-antibody-positive-patients-at-a-safety-net-health-care-system-in-arizona
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Susanna Tan, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, Bikash Bhattarai, Zohreh Movahedi, Lakshmi Jayaram, Robert Gish, Abdul Nadir
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess whether aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (AP) levels can predict the diagnosis of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) or any other diagnoses and whether PBC occurs either simultaneously or independently of other liver diseases among antimitochondrial antibody (AMA)-positive patients. METHODS: Demographic and clinical variables were assessed in 90 AMA-positive patients with and without liver biopsies...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018538/replacement-of-warfarin-with-a-novel-oral-anticoagulant-in-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Takuya Yamada, Akiko Kada, Toshio Uraoka, Toshio Kuwai, Noriko Watanabe, Yoshihiro Sasaki, Katsuhiro Mabe, Yasuo Takahashi, Takashi Kagaya, Toshihisa Kimura, Hiroshige Hamada, Akiko M Saito, Naohiko Harada
INTRODUCTION: This randomised controlled trial aims to compare the efficacy of warfarin replacement with apixaban without postoperative resumption of heparin with that of conventional heparin bridging in patients taking warfarin and scheduled to undergo endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR): specifically, by checking for reduction in proportion of postoperative bleeding following EMR. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The multicentre, open-label randomised parallel-group, controlled intervention study regards patients taking warfarin who are scheduled to undergo colon EMR...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944074/an-educational-tool-for-the-prophylaxis-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Maria Garrido, Matteo Turco, Chiara Formentin, Michela Corrias, Michele De Rui, Sara Montagnese, Piero Amodio
BACKGROUND: Providing structured information for the understanding of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) might be relevant to the prevention and management of the syndrome. The aim of our study was to design a brief, structured educational intervention and evaluate its usefulness in preventing HE-related hospitalisation over time. METHODS: Thirty-nine cirrhotic outpatients with a history of HE were enrolled and randomly assigned to an intervention (group A; n=20) or control group (group B; n=19)...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944073/clinical-and-genetic-profile-of-patients-with-seronegative-coeliac-disease-the-natural-history-and-response-to-gluten-free-diet
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Maria Pina Dore, Giovanni Mario Pes, Ivana Dettori, Vincenzo Villanacci, Alessandra Manca, Giuseppe Realdi
OBJECTIVES: Patients with clinical, genetic and histological features of coeliac disease (CD), but negative for serological markers, pose a significant clinical problem. The aim of this study was to outline a specific profile, and to evaluate the natural history and response to gluten-free diet (GFD) of patients with seronegative CD. METHODS: patients with duodenal mucosa damage Marsh I, II and III stages, HLA DQ2/DQ8 haplotype and clinical features suggestive of CD, but negative for CD serology, were defined as seronegative CD patients...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944072/close-observation-versus-upfront-treatment-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-are-the-exception-points-worth-the-risk
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Danielle M Tholey, Ben Hornung, Charles K Enestvedt, Yiyi Chen, Willscott S Naugler, Khashayar Farsad, Nima Nabavizadeh, Barry Schlansky, Joseph Ahn, Janice H Jou
INTRODUCTION: To assess the outcomes of immediate LDT versus observation strategies for T1 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with respect to progression beyond Milan and survival. METHOD: T1 HCCs were retrospectively reviewed from a multidisciplinary tumour board database between September 2007 and May 2015. In the observation group, T1 lesions were observed until the tumour grew to meet T2 criteria (=2 cm). The treatment group consisted of T1 lesions treated at diagnosis with liver directed therapy (LDT)...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944071/prevalence-and-screening-for-anaemia-in-mild-to-moderate-crohn-s-disease-and-ulcerative-colitis-in-the-united-states-2010-2014
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Eboselume Akhuemonkhan, Alyssa Parian, Kay Miller, Stephen Hanauer, Susan Hutfless
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Anaemia affects up to 74% patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and is correlated with decreased quality of life. The European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) recommends at least annual screening for iron-deficiency anaemia. We aimed to determine the prevalence of anaemia, frequency of anaemia screening and factors associated with anaemia in a retrospective study of mild to moderate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the USA. METHODS: Adults with at least two outpatient encounters for IBD between 2010 through 2014 who contributed laboratory information were identified from MarketScan, a US commercial claims database...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944070/rifaximin-versus-norfloxacin-for-prevention-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-a-systematic-review
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Gurpartap S Sidhu, Andrew Go, Bashar M Attar, Hemant R Mutneja, Shilpa Arora, Sanjay A Patel
AIM: The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rifaximin in the prophylaxis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) as compared with norfloxacin. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, Google Scholar and Cochrane databases from inception to January 2017. Reference lists of articles as well as conference proceedings were manually screened. We included studies that recruited patients with cirrhosis and ascites who met the criteria for primary or secondary SBP prophylaxis as defined by the European Association for the Study of the Liver and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944069/weight-regain-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-has-a-large-negative-impact-on-the-bariatric-quality-of-life-index
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Pichamol Jirapinyo, Barham K Abu Dayyeh, Christopher C Thompson
BACKGROUND: Despite initial successful weight loss, some patients may experience weight regain following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of weight regain on bariatric patients' quality of life (QoL). METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study. Fifty-six consecutive RYGB patients were recruited and divided into weight-regain and weight-stable cohorts. QoL was assessed using the Bariatric Quality of Life (BQL) questionnaire...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
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