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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218810/phytosterols-improve-immunity-and-exert-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-weaned-piglets
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Qiaoling Hu, Zhuo Zhao, Shenglin Fang, Yiwei Zhang, Jie Feng
BACKGROUND: Phytosterols (PS), plant-derived natural steroid compounds, are novel feed additives to regulate immune function and promote pig growth. This study was conducted to determine the effects of PS on the immune response of weaned piglets. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty crossbred (Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire) piglets with an average initial weight of 9.58 ± 0.26 kg were randomly allotted to three treatments. Treatments consisted of a control, PS (0...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214690/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-polyherbal-formulation-for-the-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-of-type-2-diabetes
#2
Mahdi Zarvandi, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Mohammad Abazari, Reza Shafiee-Nick, Ahmad Ghorbani
The present clinical trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a polyherbal formulation (PHF) consisted of Allium sativum, Aloe vera, Nigella sativa, Plantago psyllium, Silybum marianum and Trigonella foenum-graecum for controlling dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia in patients with advanced-stage of type-2 diabetes. An open-label phase I trial was carried out on 30 patients who had hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia before the beginning of the trial in spite of receiving statins and oral hypoglycemic drugs...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209599/role-of-shp2-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-in-sert-inhibition-by-enteropathogenic-e-coli-epec
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Megha Singhal, Christopher Manzella, Vinay Soni, Waddah A Alrefai, Seema Saksena, Gail A Hecht, Pradeep K Dudeja, Ravinder K Gill
Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), one of the diarrheagenic E. coli pathotypes, is among the most important food-borne pathogens infecting children worldwide. Inhibition of serotonin transporter (SERT), that regulates extracellular availability of serotonin (5-HT), has been previously implicated in EPEC-associated diarrhea. EPEC was shown to inhibit SERT via activation of protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPase), albeit the specific PTPase involved is not known. Current studies aimed to identify EPEC activated PTPase and its role in SERT inhibition...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207828/the-wide-spectrum-high-biocidal-potency-of-bioxy-formulation-when-dissolved-in-water-at-different-concentrations
#4
Dori Dagher, Ken Ungar, Richard Robison, Fadi Dagher
Traditional surface disinfectants that have long been applied in medicine, animal husbandry, manufacturing and institutions are inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst. Moreover, some of these substances have adverse environmental impacts: for example, quaternary ammonium compounds ("quats") are reproductive toxicants in both fish and mammals. Halogens are corrosive both to metals and living tissues, are highly reactive, can be readily neutralized by metals, and react with organic matter to form toxic, persistent by-products such as dioxins and furans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204981/phase-1b-trial-of-proteasome-inhibitor-carfilzomib-with-irinotecan-in-lung-cancer-and-other-irinotecan-sensitive-malignancies-that-have-progressed-on-prior-therapy-onyx-ist-reference-number-car-ist-553
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Susanne M Arnold, Kari Chansky, Markos Leggas, Michael A Thompson, John L Villano, John Hamm, Rachel E Sanborn, Glen J Weiss, Gurkamal Chatta, Maria Q Baggstrom
Introduction Proteasome inhibition is an established therapy for many malignancies. Carfilzomib, a novel proteasome inhibitor, was combined with irinotecan to provide a synergistic approach in relapsed, irinotecan-sensitive cancers. Materials and Methods Patients with relapsed irinotecan-sensitive cancers received carfilzomib (Day 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16) at three dose levels (20/27 mg/m2, 20/36 mg/m2 and 20/45 mg/m2/day) in combination with irinotecan (Days 1, 8 and 15) at 125 mg/m2/day. Key eligibility criteria included measurable disease, a Zubrod PS of 0 or 1, and acceptable organ function...
February 16, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203283/current-and-emergent-pharmacologic-treatments-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea-evidence-based-treatment-in-practice
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REVIEW
Susan Lucak, Lin Chang, Albena Halpert, Lucinda A Harris
Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) is a common, chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms that can be distressing for patients and often result in substantially impaired quality of life. This review focuses on providing clinicians with information on practical, evidence-based treatment for IBS-D. Current therapies commonly used for the treatment of IBS-D, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions, are briefly reviewed, followed by discussion of the emergent pharmacologic treatments (rifaximin and eluxadoline) and medical foods (IBgard(®) and EnteraGam(®))...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201975/selective-inhibition-of-phosphodiesterases-4a-b-c-and-d-isoforms-in-chronic-respiratory-diseases-current-and-future-evidences
#7
Sonia Contreras, Javier Milara, Esteban Morcillo, Julio Cortijo
Chronic respiratory diseases affect millions of people every day. According to World Health Organization estimates, ~235 million people suffer from asthma, ~64 million suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and millions more suffer from allergic rhinitis around the world. In recent last years, the first phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, roflumilast, was approved as a treatment to reduce the risk of exacerbations in stable and severe COPD associated with chronic bronchitis and a history of exacerbations...
February 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197897/middle-segment-preserving-pancreatectomy-for-metachronous-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-case-report
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Mihoko Yamada, Teiichi Sugiura, Yukiyasu Okamura, Takaaki Ito, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryo Ashida, Katsuhiko Uesaka
Total pancreatectomy has occasionally been performed to treat patients with multiple lesions (such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)) or patients who have undergone repeated pancreatic resection. However, deficiencies of the exocrine and endocrine functions worsen patients' quality of life. Recently, there have been several case reports citing middle segment-preserving pancreatectomy (MSPP) as a safe procedure and beneficial with respect to preservation of the exocrine and endocrine functions...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192648/mapping-of-brain-activations-to-rectal-balloon-distension-stimuli-in-male-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-using-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Anupam Guleria, Arun Karyampudi, Rajan Singh, Chunni L Khetrapal, Abhai Verma, Uday C Ghoshal, Dinesh Kumar
Background/Aims: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with exaggerated cerebral response including emotional processing following visceral stimulation; though data on this issue is available in female IBS patients, it is scanty among male. Hence, we aimed to study brain response of male IBS patients following rectal balloon distension as compared to healthy controls using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Data between diarrhea and constipation predominant IBS (IBS-D and IBS-C) were also compared...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192114/sirolimus-and-autophagy-inhibition-in-lam-results-of-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
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Souheil El-Chemaly, Angelo Taveira-Dasilva, Hilary J Goldberg, Elizabeth Peters, Mary Haughey, Don Bienfang, Amanda M Jones, Patricia Julien-Williams, Ye Cui, Julian A Villalba, Shefali Bagwe, Rie Maurer, Ivan O Rosas, Joel Moss, Elizabeth P Henske
BACKGROUND: Animal and cellular studies support the importance of autophagy inhibition in lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). In a cohort of subjects with LAM, we tested the hypothesis that treatment with sirolimus and hydroxycholoroquine (an autophagy inhibitor) at 2 different dose levels is safe and well tolerated. Secondary endpoints included changes in lung function. METHODS: This 48-week, two-center Phase I trial evaluated the safety of escalating oral hydroxychloroquine doses (100-200 mg) given twice a day in combination with sirolimus to eligible patients ≥18 years old with LAM...
February 10, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191706/g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-and-estrogen-receptor-ligands-regulate-colonic-motility-and-visceral-pain
#11
M Zielińska, J Fichna, M Bashashati, S Habibi, A Sibaev, J-P Timmermans, M Storr
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, which occurs more frequently in women than men. The aim of our study was to determine the role of activation of classical estrogen receptors (ER) and novel membrane receptor, G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) in human and mouse tissue and to assess the possible cross talk between these receptors in the GI tract. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the expression of GPER in human and mouse intestines...
February 12, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187396/methyl-orvinol-dual-activity-opioid-receptor-ligand-inhibits-gastrointestinal-transit-and-alleviates-abdominal-pain-in-the-mouse-models-mimicking-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Marta Zielińska, Agata Jarmuż, Andrzej Wasilewski, Gerta Cami-Kobeci, Stephen Husbands, Jakub Fichna
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The major IBS-D symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain and discomfort. High density of opioid receptors (ORs) in the GI tract and their participation in the maintenance of GI homeostasis make ORs ligands an attractive option for developing new anti-IBS-D treatments. The aim of this study was to characterize the effect of methyl-orvinol on the GI motility and secretion and in mouse models mimicking symptoms of IBS-D...
December 5, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185296/a-report-of-cerebral-malaria-treated-with-automated-red-blood-cell-exchange
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Waseem Q Anani, Gerald P Smith, Mehraboon Irani, Kathleen E Puca
BACKGROUND: Adjunctive automated whole blood or red blood cell exchange (RBCEx) can rapidly decrease malarial hyperparasitemia. Several case reports and series suggest improvement in clinical symptomatology; however, recent Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations concluded that RBCEx has no efficacy as an adjunctive therapy. We present a case of mental status changes secondary to cerebral malaria treated with automated RBCEx resulting in rapid and dramatic neurologic improvement...
February 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183278/a-rare-case-of-renal-thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-castleman-s-disease
#14
Anubha Mutneja, L Nicholas Cossey, Helen Liapis, Ying Maggie Chen
BACKGROUND: Castleman's disease (CD) is an uncommon, heterogeneous lympho-proliferative disorder leading to high circulating levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Renal involvement has been only described in a limited number of small studies. Herein, we report a rare case of renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) associated with CD and investigate the podocyte expression of VEGF in the renal biopsy prior to initiation of treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old male presented with fever, diarrhea, diffuse lymphadenopathy, ascites and acute kidney injury...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179030/survival-in-infants-treated-with-sebelipase-alfa-for-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-an-open-label-multicenter-dose-escalation-study
#15
Simon A Jones, Sandra Rojas-Caro, Anthony G Quinn, Mark Friedman, Sachin Marulkar, Fatih Ezgu, Osama Zaki, J Jay Gargus, Joanne Hughes, Dominique Plantaz, Roshni Vara, Stephen Eckert, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux, Anais Brassier, Kim-Hanh Le Quan Sang, Vassili Valayannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Infants presenting with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency have marked failure to thrive, diarrhea, massive hepatosplenomegaly, anemia, rapidly progressive liver disease, and death typically in the first 6 months of life; the only available potential treatment has been hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is associated with high morbidity and mortality in this population. The study objective was to evaluate safety and efficacy (including survival) of enzyme replacement with sebelipase alfa in infants with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency...
February 8, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176790/architectural-and-functional-alterations-of-the-small-intestinal-mucosa-in-classical-whipple-s-disease
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H-J Epple, J Friebel, V Moos, H Troeger, S M Krug, K Allers, K Schinnerling, A Fromm, B Siegmund, M Fromm, J D Schulzke, T Schneider
Classical Whipple's disease (CWD) affects the gastrointestinal tract and rather elicits regulatory than inflammatory immune reactions. Mechanisms of malabsorption, diarrhea, and systemic immune activation are unknown. We here analyzed mucosal architecture, barrier function, and immune activation as potential diarrheal trigger in specimens from 52 CWD patients. Our data demonstrate villus atrophy and crypt hyperplasia associated with epithelial apoptosis and reduced alkaline phosphatase expression in the duodenum of CWD patients...
February 8, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176047/gastrointestinal-physiology-and-function
#17
Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Anthony C Johnson, David Grundy
The gastrointestinal (GI) system is responsible for the digestion and absorption of ingested food and liquids. Due to the complexity of the GI tract and the substantial volume of material that could be covered under the scope of GI physiology, this chapter briefly reviews the overall function of the GI tract, and discusses the major factors affecting GI physiology and function, including the intestinal microbiota, chronic stress, inflammation, and aging with a focus on the neural regulation of the GI tract and an emphasis on basic brain-gut interactions that serve to modulate the GI tract...
February 8, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175941/-health-related-quality-of-life-after-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#18
D Schädler, L Kaiser, B Malchow, T Becher, G Elke, I Frerichs, T Küchler, N Weiler
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether health related quality of life measured in German patients one year after mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit is impaired or not. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess health related quality of life one year after inclusion into a randomized controlled trial for weaning from mechanical ventilation with the help of a questionnaire that has never been used in critically ill patients and to investigate whether health related quality of life scores differ between the study population and a general German population...
February 7, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169840/bile-acid-disease-the-emerging-epidemic
#19
Ibironke Oduyebo, Michael Camilleri
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our objective was to review advances in bile acids in health and disease published in the last 2 years. Bile acid diarrhea (BAD) is recognized as a common cause of chronic diarrhea, and its recognition has been facilitated by development of new screening tests. RECENT FINDINGS: Primary BAD can account for 30% of cases of chronic diarrhea. The mechanisms leading to BAD include inadequate feedback regulation by fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF-19) from ileal enterocytes, abnormalities in synthesis or degradation of proteins involved in FGF-19 regulation in hepatocytes and variations as a function of the bile acid receptor, TGR5 (GPBAR1)...
February 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164853/impact-of-antibiotics-on-necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-antibiotic-associated-diarrhea
#20
REVIEW
Michael A Silverman, Liza Konnikova, Jeffrey S Gerber
Antibiotic treatment alters the composition and metabolic function of the intestinal microbiota. These alterations may contribute to the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Recent studies are beginning to unravel the contribution of specific groups of microbes and their metabolic pathways to these diseases. Probiotics or other microbiota-targeted therapies may provide effect strategies to prevent and treat NEC and AAD.
March 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
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