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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912271/randomized-phase-3-and-extension-studies-efficacy-and-impacts-on-quality-of-life-of-naldemedine-in-subjects-with-opioid-induced-constipation-and-cancer
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N Katakami, T Harada, T Murata, K Shinozaki, M Tsutsumi, T Yokota, M Arai, Y Tada, M Narabayashi, N Boku
Background: The efficacy and safety of naldemedine (a peripherally-acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist) for opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in subjects with cancer was demonstrated in the primary report of a phase 3, double-blind study (COMPOSE-4) and its open-label extension (COMPOSE-5). The primary endpoint, the proportion of spontaneous bowel movement (SBM) responders, was met. Here, we report results from secondary endpoints including quality of life (QOL) assessments from these studies...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904158/association-between-ultra-processed-food-consumption-and-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-results-from-the-french-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
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Laure Schnabel, Camille Buscail, Jean-Marc Sabate, Michel Bouchoucha, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Benjamin Allès, Mathilde Touvier, Carlos A Monteiro, Serge Hercberg, Robert Benamouzig, Chantal Julia
OBJECTIVES: Ultra-processed foods (UPF) consumption has increased over the last decades and is raising concerns about potential adverse health effects. Our objective was to assess the association between UPF consumption and four functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs): irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation (FC), functional diarrhea (FDh), and functional dyspepsia (FDy), in a large sample of French adults. METHODS: We analyzed dietary data of 33,343 participants from the web-based NutriNet-Santé cohort, who completed at least three 24 h food records, prior to a Rome III self-administered questionnaire...
June 15, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886024/ivacaftor-treatment-of-cystic-fibrosis-in-children-aged-12-to-24-months-and-with-a-cftr-gating-mutation-arrival-a-phase-3-single-arm-study
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Margaret Rosenfeld, Claire E Wainwright, Mark Higgins, Linda T Wang, Charlotte McKee, Daniel Campbell, Simon Tian, Jennifer Schneider, Steve Cunningham, Jane C Davies
BACKGROUND: Ivacaftor is generally safe and effective in patients aged 2 years and older who have cystic fibrosis and specific CFTR mutations. We assessed its use in children aged 12 to <24 months. METHODS: The ARRIVAL study is a phase 3, single-arm, two-part, multicentre study. Eligible children were aged 12 to <24 months at enrolment and had a confirmed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and a CFTR gating mutation on at least one allele and could participate in one or both parts of the study...
June 6, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29797376/linaclotide-inhibits-colonic-and-urinary-bladder-hypersensitivity-in-adult-female-rats-following-unpredictable-neonatal-stress
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C Ligon, E Mohammadi, P Ge, G Hannig, C Higgins, B Greenwood-Van Meerveld
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and bladder pain syndrome (BPS) are female-predominant, chronic functional pain disorders that are associated with early life stress (ELS) and therapeutic options for such patients remain limited. Linaclotide, a guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) agonist, relieves abdominal pain and bowel symptoms in adult patients suffering from IBS with constipation. Here, we test the hypothesis that linaclotide will reverse colon and bladder hyperalgesia in a female-specific rodent model of adverse early life experience...
May 24, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794314/-a-case-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-dysfunction-in-an-adult-secondary-to-constipation
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Lisa Nakamura, Ryuta Saito, Masayuki Kanamori, Takahiro Morita, Ryosuke Tashiro, Teiji Tominaga
INTRODUCTION: Ventriculoperitoneal(VP)shunts function because of the pressure differential between the intracranial space and the peritoneal cavity. Although chronic constipation is often a cause of VP shunt dysfunction in children, it is not well recognized in adults. We present a case of shunt dysfunction that not only resolved after resolution of constipation but also resulted in overdrainage. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman who had a VP shunt placed 11 years prior for hydrocephalus was referred to our department because of an enlarged ventricle diagnosed with computed tomography(CT)...
May 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779417/constipation-in-the-elderly-from-northern-sardinia-is-positively-associated-with-depression-malnutrition-and-female-gender
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Maria Pina Dore, Giovanni Mario Pes, Stefano Bibbò, Patrizia Tedde, Gabrio Bassotti
OBJECTIVES: Constipation is a common complaint in older adults. The rise in life expectancy may amplify the problem and increase social expenditure. We investigated the major risk factors associated with constipation in a large sample of elderly. METHODS: Outpatients from Northern Sardinia attending a Geriatric Unit between 2001 and 2014 were enrolled. Demographic and anthropometric data, income, education and self-reported bowel function were collected. The presence of constipation was adjusted for cognitive status, assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) test; single and cumulative illness rating scale (CIRS); current or past symptomatic depression and anxiety measured by the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS); nutritional status, evaluated using the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA); type and number of different medications used...
May 20, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755994/therapeutic-effects-of-low-dose-bismuth-subcitrate-on-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adult-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-clinical-trial
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Hamed Daghaghzadeh, Ardalan Memar, Yasaman Mohamadi, Nooshin Rezakhani, Parastoo Safazadeh, Sarina Aghaha, Payman Adibi
Objective: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that causes abdominal pain or discomfort and alters bowel with no organic abnormalities. Treatment options for IBS have increased in number in the past decade, and clinicians should not be limited to use only conventional treatments to cure it. This article is a placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the therapeutic effects of low-dose bismuth subcitrate on symptoms and the health-related quality of life in adult patients with IBS...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736120/symptoms-in-bangladeshi-patients-with-incurable-cancers-implications-for-interventions
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Richard R Love, G M Tanimul Ahsan, Tahmina Ferdousy, Shamsun Nahar, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
Aims: The poor state of palliative care in low- and middle-income countries has been termed a global crisis by the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care. The investigators previously reported on a cross-sectional study of symptoms in 640 Bangladeshi adults with incurable cancers. Usual levels of pain were high. The not-reported details of pain and other symptoms offered an opportunity to consider explanations and implications for interventions to lessen these symptoms. Methods: At one visit, 640 Bangladeshi patients completed a symptom questionnaire...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703235/the-effects-of-bifidobacterium-animalis-ssp-lactis-b94-on-gastrointestinal-wellness-in-adults-with-prader-willi-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zainab Alyousif, Jennifer L Miller, Mariana Y Sandoval, Chad W MacPherson, Varuni Nagulesapillai, Wendy J Dahl
BACKGROUND: Constipation is a frequent problem in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. Certain probiotics have been shown to improve transit and gastrointestinal symptoms of adults with functional constipation. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of daily consumption of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis B94 (B. lactis B94) on stool frequency, stool form, and gastrointestinal symptoms in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome. METHODS: Adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (18-75 years old, n = 36) will be recruited and enrolled in a 20-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study...
April 27, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703095/reproducibility-feasibility-and-validity-of-the-groningen-defecation-and-fecal-continence-questionnaires
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Rob J Meinds, Marjolijn E W Timmerman, Maxime M van Meegdenburg, Monika Trzpis, Paul M A Broens
OBJECTIVES: Current questionnaires on defecation disorders are often brief and fail to include questions considering causative factors. Furthermore, adult and pediatric questionnaires differ, which makes it impossible to monitor defecation disorders during the transition from childhood to adulthood. With these points in mind, we developed the Groningen Defecation and Fecal Continence (DeFeC) questionnaire and its pediatric equivalent, the P-DeFeC. The aim of this paper is to introduce the questionnaires and to assess their feasibility, reproducibility and validity...
April 27, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696750/angelman-syndrome-in-adolescence-and-adulthood-a-retrospective-chart-review-of-53-cases
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Ankita Prasad, Olivia Grocott, Kimberly Parkin, Anna Larson, Ronald L Thibert
Angelman syndrome is a neurogenetic disorder with varying clinical presentations and symptoms as the individual ages. The goal of this study was to characterize changes over time in the natural history of this syndrome in a large population. We reviewed the medical records of the 53 patients who were born prior to 2000 and seen at the Angelman Syndrome Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital to assess neurological, sleep, behavioral, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, and ophthalmologic functioning. The average age of this cohort was 24 years...
June 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661209/gastrointestinal-and-urinary-complaints-in-adults-with-hereditary-spastic-paraparesis
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Øivind J Kanavin, Krister W Fjermestad
BACKGROUND: Hereditary spastic paraparesis (HSP) is a group of rare genetic disorders affecting the central nervous system. Pure HSP is limited to lower limb spasticity and urinary voiding dysfunction. Complex HSP involves additional neurological features. Beyond the described core symptoms, knowledge about the burden of disease for adults with HSP is limited, particularly regarding gastrointestinal functions, fecal incontinence, and urinary symptoms. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional self-report survey with 108 adult HSP patients (Mage  = 57...
April 16, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627620/efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-lubiprostone-for-the-treatment-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-adult-patients-with-constipation-the-lubiprone-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-study-design
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Takaomi Kessoku, Kento Imajo, Takashi Kobayashi, Yasushi Honda, Takayuki Kato, Yuji Ogawa, Wataru Tomeno, Shingo Kato, Takuma Higurashi, Masato Yoneda, Hiroyuki Kirikoshi, Kazumi Kubota, Masataka Taguri, Takeharu Yamanaka, Haruki Usuda, Koichiro Wada, Satoru Saito, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: This paper reports the protocol of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to test the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of lubiprostone (LUB) vs. placebo on suppressing gut permeability in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients with constipation. NAFLD, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is a common chronic liver disorder. Progression is associated with increased gut permeability and gut-derived endotoxins. Most NAFLD/NASH clinical trial drugs aim to improve liver function or systemic metabolism...
June 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589457/-hirschsprungs-disease-in-adults-two-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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R Škába, J Hoch, Z Jech, M Kynčl, V Campr
Hirschsprungs disease (HD) in adults is extremely rare, only three publications in Czech and Czechoslovak journals making reference to the condition after childhood. We present two cases of adult patients with HD. The first case is a 46-year-old male patient suffering from chronic constipation since childhood and diagnosed with megacolon at the age of 16; however, no further detailed diagnosis was done. At the age of 41, he developed a sigmoid perforation due to fecaloma and underwent urgent rectosigmoid resection and colostomy...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557078/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-ii-study-to-determine-the-efficacy-safety-tolerability-and-pharmacokinetics-of-a-controlled-release-cr-formulation-of-mazindol-in-adults-with-dsm-5-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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Tim L Wigal, Jeffrey H Newcorn, Nelson Handal, Sharon B Wigal, Ioulietta Mulligan, Virginia Schmith, Eric Konofal
BACKGROUND: Mazindol is under investigation for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of its alertness-enhancing properties. A novel controlled-release (CR) formulation of mazindol was developed to allow once-daily dosing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of mazindol CR in adults with ADHD. DESIGN: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 6-week trial. METHODS: Subjects diagnosed with ADHD using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Structured Interview (MINI) and with an ADHD Rating Scale, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (ADHD-RS-DSM5) score ≥ 28 were randomized to receive placebo or 1-3 mg/day of mazindol for 6 weeks...
March 2018: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552087/herbal-formula-modified-buzhong-yiqi-tang-for-functional-constipation-in-adults-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Hanlin Gong, Feng Qin, Hongbo He
Background: Herbal formula Modified Buzhong-Yiqi-Tang (MBYT) has been widely used for the treatment of functional constipation in East Asia, but its efficacy and safety are unclear. Methods: The study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MBYT for adult patients with functional constipation. Randomized clinical trials were selected according to predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: In total, twenty-five randomized controlled clinical trials were included with 2089 patients...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549607/elevated-serum-neopterin-levels-in-children-with-functional-constipation-association-with-systemic-proinflammatory-cytokines
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Ceren Cıralı, Emel Ulusoy, Tuncay Kume, Nur Arslan
BACKGROUND: Functional constipation is a clinical problem with an incompletely understood etiology. Functional bowel diseases have been shown to be related to inflammation in many studies in adults. In this study, we aimed to evaluate leukocytes, C-reactive protein, proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and neopterin levels in children with functional constipation. METHODS: Seventy-six children with constipation and 71 healthy controls (mean age 7.12 ± 3...
March 16, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528206/functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-functional-lower-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-adults
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Michael Malone, Abdul Waheed, Samiullah Samiullah
Functional lower gastrointestinal disorders include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, functional fecal incontinence, and functional anorectal pain. These disorders are common and have significant medical and social effects. They also can be challenging to manage. Patients with mild symptoms may benefit from lifestyle modification. IBS is classified into two subtypes: diarrhea-predominant and constipation-predominant. Depending on the IBS subtype and its likely etiology, patients may benefit from treatment with antispasmodics, antidepressants, guanylate cyclase-C agonists, chloride channel activators, antidiarrheal agents, probiotics, and/or antibiotics...
March 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495340/dietary-approach-to-recurrent-or-chronic-hyperkalaemia-in-patients-with-decreased-kidney-function
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Adamasco Cupisti, Csaba P Kovesdy, Claudia D'Alessandro, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
Whereas the adequate intake of potassium is relatively high in healthy adults, i.e., 4.7 g per day, a dietary potassium restriction of usually less than 3 g per day is recommended in the management of patients with reduced kidney function, especially those who tend to develop hyperkalaemia including patients who are treated with angiotensin pathway modulators. Most potassium-rich foods are considered heart-healthy nutrients with high fibre, high anti-oxidant vitamins and high alkali content such as fresh fruits and vegetables; hence, the main challenge of dietary potassium management is to maintain high fibre intake and a low net fixed-acid load, because constipation and metabolic acidosis are per se major risk factors for hyperkalaemia...
February 25, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420795/the-burden-of-opioid-induced-constipation-in-younger-patients-with-chronic-noncancer-pain
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Anita Gupta, Karin S Coyne, Catherine Datto, Christine Venuti
Objective: The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the experience of opioid-induced constipation in younger patients and identify differences in the experience of opioid-induced constipation and its symptoms between younger patients (<50 years) and older patients (50-64 years). Design: Post hoc analysis of data from a 24-week prospective, multinational, longitudinal observational cohort study (NCT01928953). Setting: Outpatient clinics in the United States, Canada, Germany, and United Kingdom...
February 6, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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