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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230273/comparison-of-pathogen-eradication-rate-and-safety-of-anti-bacterial-agents-for-bronchitis-a-network-meta-analysis
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Jinghua Wang, Haiyang Xu, Dunwei Wang, Mingxian Li
OBJECTIVE: A large number of population in both developing and developed countries are affected by bronchitis, among all the factors, bacterial infection was considered as a critical cause of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. Although several anti-bacterial agents were proved to have the effect of alleviating bronchitis, their relative efficacies and potential side effects remained not clear. We are keen to compare the pathogen eradication rate and safety of anti-bacterial agents for bronchitis...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220479/a-phase-1-2-trial-of-ublituximab-a-novel-anti-cd20-monoclonal-antibody-in-patients-with-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-or-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-previously-exposed-to-rituximab
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Ahmed Sawas, Charles M Farber, Marshall T Schreeder, Mazen Y Khalil, Daruka Mahadevan, Changchun Deng, Jennifer E Amengual, Petros G Nikolinakos, Jill M Kolesar, John G Kuhn, Peter Sportelli, Hari P Miskin, Owen A O'Connor
This phase 1/2 study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetic behavior and anti-tumour activity of ublituximab, a unique type I, chimeric, glycoengineered anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in rituximab-relapsed or -refractory patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL) or chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Induction therapy (doses of 450-1200 mg) consisted of 4 weekly infusions in cycle 1 for NHL and 3 weekly infusions in cycles 1 and 2 for CLL. Patients received ublituximab maintenance monthly during cycles 3-5, then once every 3 months for up to 2 years...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207747/chronic-pancreatitis-multicentre-prospective-data-collection-and-analysis-by-the-hungarian-pancreatic-study-group
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Ákos Szücs, Tamás Marjai, Andrea Szentesi, Nelli Farkas, Andrea Párniczky, György Nagy, Balázs Kui, Tamás Takács, László Czakó, Zoltán Szepes, Balázs Csaba Németh, Áron Vincze, Gabriella Pár, Imre Szabó, Patrícia Sarlós, Anita Illés, Szilárd Gódi, Ferenc Izbéki, Judit Gervain, Adrienn Halász, Gyula Farkas, László Leindler, Dezső Kelemen, Róbert Papp, Richárd Szmola, Márta Varga, József Hamvas, János Novák, Barnabás Bod, Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Péter Hegyi
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease associated with structural and functional damage to the pancreas, causing pain, maldigestion and weight loss and thus worsening the quality of life. AIMS AND METHODS: Our aim was to find correlations from a multicentre database representing the epidemiological traits, diagnosis and treatment of the disease in Hungary. The Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group collected data prospectively from 2012 to 2014 on patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175996/fractionated-abdominal-irradiation-induces-intestinal-microvascular-changes-in-an-in-vivo-model-of-radiotherapy-induced-gut-toxicity
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Romany L Stansborough, Emma H Bateman, Noor Al-Dasooqi, Joanne M Bowen, Dorothy M K Keefe, Ann S J Yeoh, Richard M Logan, Eric E K Yeoh, Andrea M Stringer, Rachel J Gibson
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy-induced gut toxicity (RIGT) is associated with diarrhoea, pain and rectal bleeding and can occur as an acute or chronic toxicity. The microvasculature has been shown to be altered in the development of RIGT; however, the features are not yet characterized. We hypothesized that apoptosis of microvascular cells would occur early in the gastrointestinal tract following fractionated irradiation, followed by late microvascular changes, including sclerosis and telangiectasis...
February 7, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160309/dietary-management-of-presumptive-protein-losing-enteropathy-in-yorkshire-terriers
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A J Rudinsky, J P Howard, M A Bishop, R G Sherding, V J Parker, C Gilor
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical outcome of dietary management of Yorkshire terriers with protein-losing enteropathy without immunosuppressive/anti-inflammatory medications. METHODS: Records were searched for Yorkshire terriers with hypoalbuminaemia and a clinical diagnosis of protein-losing enteropathy that were managed with diet and without immunosuppressive/anti-inflammatory medications. Serum albumin changes were compared using a one-way repeated measures ANOVA...
February 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137906/idiosyncratic-drug-reactions-and-membranous-glomerulopathy
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Amrit Kirpalani, Michael J Rieder, Kevin C Bax, Guido Filler
An infant boy with steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (idiopathic membranous glomerulonephropathy) achieved remission with ciclosporin but developed eosinophilia and high IgE levels (max 19 000  iU/mL). Conversion to tacrolimus resulted in chronic diarrhoea (eosinophilic gastroenteritis), muscle weakness, polyserositis and failure-to-thrive. In contrast, a trial without tacrolimus resulted in a ciclosporin-responsive relapse, therapy-resistant focal seizures with generalised spikes, worsening muscle weakness and diarrhoea...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135659/new-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Joanna Oświęcimska, Agnieszka Szymlak, Wojciech Roczniak, Katarzyna Girczys-Połedniok, Jarosław Kwiecień
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID), characterized by abdominal pain and a change in stool form that cannot be explained by structural abnormalities. Its prevalence ranges from 9 to 23% of the worldwide population. The pathophysiology of IBS is diverse and not well understood. Biopsychosocial concept assumes that the disease is a product of psychosocial factors and altered at multiple levels of gut physiology interactions. Some aetiological factors have been identified, yet...
January 27, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124511/ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-and-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-and-bleeding-disorders
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C E Walsh, K Workowski, N A Terrault, P E Sax, A Cohen, C L Bowlus, A Y Kim, R H Hyland, B Han, J Wang, L M Stamm, D M Brainard, J G McHutchison, A von Drygalski, F Rhame, M W Fried, P Kouides, G Balba, K R Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is prevalent among patients with inherited bleeding disorders and is a leading cause of mortality in those with haemophilia. AIM: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir and sofosbuvir plus ribavirin in patients with chronic HCV genotype 1-4 infection and an inherited bleeding disorder. METHODS: Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir was administered for 12 weeks to patients with genotype 1 or 4 infection and for 12 or 24 weeks to treatment-experienced cirrhotic patients with genotype 1 infection...
January 25, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104985/high-risk-of-temporomandibular-disorder-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-is-there-a-correlation-with-greater-illness-severity
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Serena Gallotta, Vincenzo Bruno, Santo Catapano, Nicola Mobilio, Carolina Ciacci, Paola Iovino
AIM: To investigate the prevalence and the risk of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (including each subtype: constipation, diarrhoea, and mixed) compared to the general population. METHODS: Between January 2014 and December 2015 we enrolled consecutively adult patients diagnosed with IBS at the outpatient clinic of the University of Salerno and healthy controls (HC) without IBS. At enrollment, we analyzed all patients for the presence of TMDs according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089635/venetoclax-plus-rituximab-in-relapsed-or-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-a-phase-1b-study
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John F Seymour, Shuo Ma, Danielle M Brander, Michael Y Choi, Jacqueline Barrientos, Matthew S Davids, Mary Ann Anderson, Anne W Beaven, Steven T Rosen, Constantine S Tam, Betty Prine, Suresh K Agarwal, Wijith Munasinghe, Ming Zhu, L Leanne Lash, Monali Desai, Elisa Cerri, Maria Verdugo, Su Young Kim, Rod A Humerickhouse, Gary B Gordon, Thomas J Kipps, Andrew W Roberts
BACKGROUND: Selective BCL2 inhibition with venetoclax has substantial activity in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Combination therapy with rituximab enhanced activity in preclinical models. The aim of this study was to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and activity of venetoclax in combination with rituximab. METHODS: Adult patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (according to the 2008 Modified International Workshop on CLL guidelines) or small lymphocytic lymphoma were eligible for this phase 1b, dose-escalation trial...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028304/zollinger-ellison-syndrome-an-unusual-case-of-chronic-diarrhoea-in-a-child
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R Goyal, U Debi, P Dey, K K Prasad, B R Thapa
Most cases of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) are described in adults. It is a rare disorder in childhood. Most cases present with abdominal pain due to peptic ulceration and chronic diarrhoea not responding to general measures. The symptom complex is initially confused with other more common diseases, which lead to a delay in diagnosis. We present a rare case of a-12-year boy who initially presented with abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting and progressive weight loss for over a two-year period before he was finally diagnosed as a case of ZES with the primary tumour in the pancreatic head and with multiple metastasis in both the liver and lymph nodes...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028297/histopathological-features-of-coeliac-disease-in-a-sample-of-sudanese-patients
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M A N Mokhtar, S O Mekki, H M Y Mudawi, S H Sulaiman, M A Tahir, M A Tigani, I A Omer, B M Yousif, I A Fragalla, Z Mohammed, M Dafaalla
INTRODUCTION: Coeliac disease can occur at any age but is more common in children. Its diagnosis requires correlation between clinical presentations, serological results, endoscopic findings and histopathological classification using the modified Marsh grading system. This study of coeliac disease with biopsies received in the department of histopathology at Soba University Hospital, and Fedail Hospital aimed to gain insight into the demographic profile, clinical presentations and histopathological classification of patients with coeliac disease...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997064/nintedanib-in-japanese-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-inpulsis%C3%A2-randomized-trials
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Arata Azuma, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Yoshikazu Inoue, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Takashi Ogura, Sakae Homma, Tsuyoshi Fujimoto, Wataru Sakamoto, Yukihiko Sugiyama, Toshihiro Nukiwa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a specific form of chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia. Nintedanib significantly reduced the annual rate of decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) compared with placebo in patients with IPF in two replicate trials (INPULSIS®). We examined the efficacy and safety of nintedanib in Japanese patients. METHODS: We conducted pre-specified subgroup analyses of the annual rate of decline in FVC, time to first acute exacerbation (AE), change from baseline in St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score and safety using pooled data from the INPULSIS® trials for Japanese patients...
December 20, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968847/bushenjianpi-formula-combined-with-entecavir-for-hbeag-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-a-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yue-Qiu Gao, Xin Zhang, Man Li, Zhen-Hua Zhou, Xue-Hua Sun, Xiao-Jun Zhu, Shu-Gen Jin
BACKGROUND: The treatment combination of traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine results in significant decrease of serum hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA and increase of HBeAg loss in patients with HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) without any serious adverse events. We aimed to assess whether the Bushenjianpi Formula combined with entecavir could increase the HBsAg loss rate in patients with HBeAg-negative CHB. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we recruited patients with HBeAg-negative CHB from ten third-level grade-A hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968758/chronic-diarrhea-in-dogs-what-do-we-actually-know-about-it
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REVIEW
Elias Westermarck
There is a paucity of research based knowledge about chronic diarrhoea in dogs. In the literature no studies can be found that confirms that round worm, whip worm, hook worm or giardia cause chronic diarrhoea in dogs. For this reason, it is questionable to study endoparasites when clarifying the reason for chronic diarrhoea in dogs. No study confirms that clostridium-, campylobacter- or salmonella species cause chronic diarrhoea signs in dogs. There is no research-based information to-date that endoscopy would be helpful in the diagnosis of dogs with chronic diarrhoea or to monitor how the disease progresses...
June 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965284/development-of-a-microscopic-colitis-disease-activity-index-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Thomas G Cotter, Moritz Binder, Edward V Loftus, Rami Abboud, Meredythe A McNally, Thomas C Smyrk, William J Tremaine, William J Sandborn, Darrell S Pardi
OBJECTIVE: Microscopic colitis (MC) is a common cause of chronic diarrhoea, often with additional symptoms. No validated instruments exist to assess disease activity in MC, making it difficult to compare efficacy of treatments between clinical trials. We aimed to identify clinical features that independently predicted disease severity and create a Microscopic Colitis Disease Activity Index (MCDAI). DESIGN: Patients with MC were prospectively administered a survey assessing their GI symptoms and the IBD Questionnaire (IBDQ)...
December 13, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941060/effects-of-a-structured-exercise-programme-in-sedentary-dogs-with-chronic-diarrhoea
#17
H-P Huang, Y-H Lien
The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of a structured exercise programme in sedentary dogs with chronic diarrhoea. Twenty-two dogs were enrolled in the study. All dogs received oral prednisolone (1 mg/kg/day for 14 days, followed by a tapering dosage) for 10 weeks. After four weeks of prednisolone treatment, dogs were assigned to either the exercise or control group (n=11 each). Owners of dogs in the exercise group were instructed to guide their dogs in structured exercise training (low-intensity to moderate-intensity aerobic and resistance exercise three to five days per week)...
December 9, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914657/ulcerative-colitis
#18
REVIEW
Ryan Ungaro, Saurabh Mehandru, Patrick B Allen, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Jean-Frédéric Colombel
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the colon, and its incidence is rising worldwide. The pathogenesis is multifactorial, involving genetic predisposition, epithelial barrier defects, dysregulated immune responses, and environmental factors. Patients with ulcerative colitis have mucosal inflammation starting in the rectum that can extend continuously to proximal segments of the colon. Ulcerative colitis usually presents with bloody diarrhoea and is diagnosed by colonoscopy and histological findings...
November 30, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914655/crohn-s-disease
#19
REVIEW
Joana Torres, Saurabh Mehandru, Jean-Frédéric Colombel, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, with increasing incidence worldwide. Crohn's disease might result from a complex interplay between genetic susceptibility, environmental factors, and altered gut microbiota, leading to dysregulated innate and adaptive immune responses. The typical clinical scenario is a young patient presenting with abdominal pain, chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, and fatigue. Assessment of disease extent and of prognostic factors for complications is paramount to guide therapeutic decisions...
November 30, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853337/complicated-jejunal-diverticulosis-small-bowel-volvulus-with-obstruction
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Rommel Singh Mohi, Ashish Moudgil, Suresh Kumar Bhatia, Kaushal Seth, Tajinder Kaur
The incidence of the diverticulum of the small bowel varies from 0.2-1.3% in autopsy studies to 2.3% when assessed on enteroclysis. It occurs mostly in patients in the 6(th) decade of their life. Of all the small bowel diverticuli, jejunal diverticulum is the most common type. This rare entity is usually asymptomatic. However, they may cause chronic non-specific symptoms for a long period of time like dyspepsia, chronic postprandial pain, nausea, vomiting, borborgymi, alternating diarrhoea and constipation, weight loss, anaemia, steatorrhea or rarely lead to complications like haemorrhage, obstruction, perforation...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
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