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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527249/-sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-infected-with-leptospira-spp-treated-at-four-hospitals-in-medell%C3%A3-n-colombia-2008-2013
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Lina María Echeverri-Toro, Sara Penagos, Laura Castañeda, Pablo Villa, Santiago Atehortúa, Faiver Ramírez, Carlos Restrepo, Sigifredo Ospina, Yuli Agudelo, Alicia Hidrón, Paola Agudelo, Eliana Valderrama, Carlos Andrés Agudelo
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis remains a significant health problem in tropical regions including Latin America, where its presentation is 100 times higher than that observed in other regions of the world. Mortality reaches 10% in severe cases. Its diagnosis is challenging because clinical manifestations during the initial phase are non-specific and because of limited availability of diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and the outcomes in hospitalized patients with leptospirosis...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526907/a-prospective-study-of-xeliri-plus-bevacizumab-as-a-first-line-therapy-in-japanese-patients-with-unresectable-or-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-kscc1101
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Koji Ando, Yasunori Emi, Toyokuni Suenaga, Masahiro Hamanoue, Soichiro Maekawa, Yasuo Sakamoto, Seiichiro Kai, Hironaga Satake, Takayuki Shimose, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Kenji Sakai, Yoshito Akagi, Hideo Baba, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of XELIRI plus bevacizumab for the treatment of Japanese patients with unresectable or recurrent colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: This was a multicenter, single-arm, open-label prospective study. The major inclusion criteria were previously untreated unresectable or recurrent CRC, presence of measurable lesions, ≥20 years of age, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 or 1, and adequate organ function...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523163/a-single-center-experience-rituximab-plus-cladribine-is-an-effective-and-safe-first-line-therapy-for-unresectable-bronchial-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma
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Zheng Wei, Jing Li, Zhixiang Cheng, Ling Yuan, Peng Liu
BACKGROUND: Bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) lymphoma is a relatively rare form of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL). To date, the standard systemic treatment for this disease is still under debate, and few data are accessible for newly diagnosed unresectable BALT lymphoma presented with advanced disease. The combination of rituximab (R) and cladribine (2-CdA) has shown some activity in indolent B-NHL, but its usage has not been tested in disseminated BALT lymphoma so far...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523042/effect-of-conjugated-linoleic-acid-supplementation-on-quality-of-life-in-rectal-cancer-patients-undergoing-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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Elnaz Faramarzi, Reza Mahdavi, Mohammad Mohammad-Zadeh, Behnam Nasirimotlagh, Sarvin Sanaie
OBJECTIVES: This study set out with the aim of evaluating the effect of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation on quality of life in rectal cancer patients undergoing to preoperative chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: In this study, 33 volunteer patients with rectal cancer treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy were allocated in the CLA (n=16) and the placebo groups (n=17). The CLA group and placebo groups received 3 gr CLA/d and 4 placebo capsules for 6 weeks respectively...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514399/-disaccharidase-deficiency-and-functional-bowel-diseases
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A I Parfenov, O V Akhmadullina, E A Sabelnikova, N I Belostotsky, M V Kirova, S G Khomeriki, S V Bykova
AIM: To elucidate the role of intestinal carbohydrases (glucoamylase, maltase, sucrose, and lactase) in the etiology and pathogenesis of functional bowel diseases (FBD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 74 patients (36 men and 38 women) aged 18 to 50 years with FBD were examined. According to Rome IV criteria (2016), there was diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in 21 patients, functional diarrhea (FD) in 33, constipation-predominant IBS in 6, functional constipation (FC) in 4, and mixed IBS in 10...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512094/intrinsic-toxin-derived-peptides-destabilize-and-inactivate-clostridium-difficile-tcdb
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Jason L Larabee, Sarah J Bland, Jonathan J Hunt, Jimmy D Ballard
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a major cause of hospital-associated, antibiotic-induced diarrhea, which is largely mediated by the production of two large multidomain clostridial toxins, TcdA and TcdB. Both toxins coordinate the action of specific domains to bind receptors, enter cells, and deliver a catalytic fragment into the cytosol. This results in GTPase inactivation, actin disassembly, and cytotoxicity. TcdB in particular has been shown to encode a region covering amino acids 1753 to 1851 that affects epitope exposure and cytotoxicity...
May 16, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509142/erosion-of-a-tenckhoff-catheter-to-the-sigmoid-colon-an-uncommon-delayed-complication
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Jorge Quinto Ruiz, Carlos Eduardo Durón Gutiérrez, Antonio Hiram Romero Moreno, Stephanie González Rosas, Alfonsina Daniela Castañeda Gutiérrez
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is one of the most commonly used therapies for patients with impaired renal function. Most frequent complications directly related to the catheter usually present within the first weeks, and range from catheter dysfunction to dialysis-associated peritonitis; bowel perforation while placing the catheter is uncommon, and it is usually assessed in the same surgical event. There are, however, delayed complications, and one of the least frequently described is erosion of the catheter into the bowel...
April 26, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506058/differential-protein-analysis-of-ipec-j2-cells-infected-with-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-pandemic-and-classical-strains-elucidates-the-pathogenesis-of-infection
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Huixing Lin, Bin Li, Lei Chen, Zhe Ma, Kongwang He, Hongjie Fan
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) re-emerged in China in late 2010 and has now become widespread. Accumulated evidence indicates that this large-scale outbreak of diarrhea was caused by variants of the highly virulent porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). A pandemic PEDV YC2014 strain (YC2014) was isolated from clinical samples. An iTRAQ-based comparative quantitative proteomic study of IPEC-J2 cells infected with YC2014 and a classical CV777 strain (CV777) was performed to determine the differences between pandemic and classical PEDV strain infection...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494341/dyospiros-kaki-phenolics-inhibit-colitis-and-colon-cancer-cell-proliferation-but-not-gelatinase-activities
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Rosa Direito, Ana Lima, João Rocha, Ricardo Boavida Ferreira, Joana Mota, Patrícia Rebelo, Adelaide Fernandes, Rui Pinto, Paula Alves, Rosário Bronze, Bruno Sepodes, Maria-Eduardo Figueira
Polyphenols from persimmon (Diospyros kaki) have demonstrated radical-scavenging and antiinflammatory activities; however, little is known about the effects of persimmon phenolics on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Therefore, we aimed in this work to characterize the antiinflammatory and antiproliferative effects of a persimmon phenolic extract (80% acetone in water), using an in vivo model of experimental colitis and a model of cancer cell invasion. Our results show, for the first time, a beneficial effect of a persimmon phenolic extract in the attenuation of experimental colitis and a potential antiproliferative effect on cultured colon cancer cells...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490584/a-naturally-occurring-recombinant-enterovirus-expresses-a-torovirus-deubiquitinase
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Pengcheng Shang, Saurav Misra, Ben Hause, Ying Fang
Enteroviruses are implicated in a wide range of diseases in human and animals. In this study, a novel enterovirus (species G; EVG 08/NC_USA/2015) was isolated from a diagnostic sample of neonatal pig diarrhea case and identified using metagenomics and complete genome sequencing. The viral genome shares 75.4% nucleotide identity with a prototypic EVG strain (PEV9 UKG/410/73). Remarkably, a 582 nucleotide insertion, flanked by 3C(pro) cleavage sites at 5' - and 3' - ends, was found in the 2C/3A junction region of the viral genome...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484432/rice-bran-and-probiotics-alter-the-porcine-large-intestine-and-serum-metabolomes-for-protection-against-human-rotavirus-diarrhea
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Nora Jean Nealon, Lijuan Yuan, Xingdong Yang, Elizabeth P Ryan
Human rotavirus (HRV) is a leading cause of severe childhood diarrhea, and there is limited vaccine efficacy in the developing world. Neonatal gnotobiotic pigs consuming a prophylactic synbiotic combination of probiotics and rice bran (Pro+RB) did not exhibit HRV diarrhea after challenge. Multiple immune, gut barrier protective, and anti-diarrheal mechanisms contributed to the prophylactic efficacy of Pro+RB when compared to probiotics (Pro) alone. In order to understand the molecular signature associated with diarrheal protection by Pro+RB, a global non-targeted metabolomics approach was applied to investigate the large intestinal contents and serum of neonatal gnotobiotic pigs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483790/effect-of-hormone-secretory-syndromes-on-neuroendocrine-tumor-prognosis
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Wouter T Zandee, Kimberly Kamp, R C S van Adrichem, R A Feelders, Wouter W de Herder
The treatment of hormone hypersecretory syndromes caused by neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can be a major challenge. NETs originating from the small intestine often secrete serotonin causing flushing, diarrhea and valve fibrosis, leading to dehydration or heart failure in severe cases. NETs from the pancreas can secrete a wider variety of hormones, like insulin, glucagon and gastrin leading to distinct clinical syndromes. Historically mortality in patients with functioning NETs was high due to the complications caused by the hypersecretion of hormones...
May 8, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483500/probiotic-bifidobacterium-longum-ncc3001-reduces-depression-scores-and-alters-brain-activity-a-pilot-study-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, Geoffrey B Hall, Kathy Ghajar, Andrea Nardelli, Carolina Bolino, Jennifer T Lau, Francois-Pierre Martin, Ornella Cominetti, Christopher Welsh, Amber Rieder, Jenna Traynor, Caitlin Gregory, Giada De Palma, Marc Pigrau, Alexander C Ford, Joseph Macri, Bernard Berner, Gabriela Bergonzelli, Michael G Surette, Stephen M Collins, Paul Moayyedi, Premysl Bercik
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Probiotics can reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but little is known about their effects on psychiatric comorbidities. We performed a prospective study to evaluate the effects of Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 (BL) on anxiety and depression in patients with IBS. METHODS: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 44 adults with IBS and diarrhea or a mixed-stool pattern (based on Rome III criteria) and mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression (based on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale) at McMaster University in Canada, from March 2011 to May 2014...
May 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476170/provision-versus-promotion-to-develop-a-handwashing-station-the-effect-on-desired-handwashing-behavior
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Debashish Biswas, Fosiul Alam Nizame, Tina Sanghvi, Sumitro Roy, Stephen P Luby, Leanne E Unicomb
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea prevalence increases from around the time that complementary foods are introduced. Improving caregiver's hand hygiene during food preparation could reduce complementary food contamination and enteric pathogen transmission. Washing hands with soap is more common when water and soap are together at a convenient location. We conducted a three-month pilot intervention to evaluate two options for setting up handwashing stations: i) provide a handwashing station, or ii) help the family to make their own from available materials...
May 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473308/sa%C3%A3%C2%BAde-na-copa-the-world-s-first-application-of-participatory-surveillance-for-a-mass-gathering-at-fifa-world-cup-2014-brazil
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Onicio Leal Neto, George Santiago Dimech, Marlo Libel, Wayner Vieira de Souza, Eduarda Cesse, Mark Smolinski, Wanderson Oliveira, Jones Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: The 2005 International Health Regulations (IHRs) established parameters for event assessments and notifications that may constitute public health emergencies of international concern. These requirements and parameters opened up space for the use of nonofficial mechanisms (such as websites, blogs, and social networks) and technological improvements of communication that can streamline the detection, monitoring, and response to health problems, and thus reduce damage caused by these problems...
May 4, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471910/age-and-sex-normalization-of-intestinal-permeability-measures-for-the-improved-assessment-of-enteropathy-in-infancy-and-early-childhood-results-from-the-mal-ed-study
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Margaret N Kosek, Gwenyth O Lee, Richard L Guerrant, Rashidul Haque, Gagandeep Kang, Tahmeed Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Asad Ali, Estomih Mduma, Pablo Peñataro Yori, William A Faubion, Aldo A M Lima, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Carl Mason, Sudhir Babji, Ravinder Singh, Shahida Qureshi, Peter S Kosek, Amidou Samie, John Pascal, Sanjaya Shrestha, Benjamin J J McCormick, Jessica C Seidman, Dennis R Lang, Anita Zaidi, Laura E Caulfield, Michael Gottlieb
OBJECTIVES: To describe changes in intestinal permeability in early childhood in diverse epidemiologic settings. METHODS: In a birth cohort study the lactulose:mannitol (LM) test was administered to 1,980 children at four time points in the first 24 months of life in eight countries. Data from the Brazil site with an incidence of diarrhea similar to that seen in the U.S. and no growth faltering was used as an internal study reference to derive age- and sex-specific Z-scores for mannitol and lactulose recoveries and the lactulose mannitol ratio...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469331/differential-toxicities-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-the-management-of-metastatic-lung-cancer
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Karthik S Udupa, Rejiv Rajendranath, Tenali Sagar, Joseph Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Erlotinib and gefitinib are the most commonly used epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in the treatment of EGFR mutant nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Both erlotinib and gefitinib have shown equal efficacy in terms of response rates and overall survival. Hence, their toxicity profile becomes the most important determining factor in choosing these agents when treating EGFR mutant NSCLC. In this study, we compared the toxicity profile of erlotinib and gefitinib among an Indian subset of lung cancer patients...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466091/yeast-surface-display-of-escherichia-coli-enterotoxin-and-its-effects-of-intestinal-microflora-and-mucosal-immunity
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ShiYu Li, Zhou Sha, Xiaoxu Wang, Zhaoyang Bu, Li Wang, Xiaohui Guan, Xulong Lang, Xinglong Wang
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a significant cause of infectious diarrhea in animals. In this study, yeast surface display technology was employed to investigate the effects of ETEC enterotoxin fusion protein on the intestinal flora and mucosal immunity of rats. ETEC estA, estB, and eltAB (heat-labile and heat-stable toxins) were expressed on the surface of yeast. Rats were divided into normal saline, yeast and display yeast groups. Fecal and jejunal content samples were collected on the 7th, 14th, and 21st days...
May 2, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465562/activation-of-the-ileal-neuroendocrine-tumor-cell-line-p-sts-by-acetylcholine-is-amplified-by-histamine-role-of-h3r-and-h4r
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Beatrix Pfanzagl, Diana Mechtcheriakova, Anastasia Meshcheryakova, Stephan W Aberle, Roswitha Pfragner, Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Neuroendocrine tumors may present with pseudoallergic reactions like diarrhea and idiopathic anaphylaxis. Here we present the P-STS human ileal neuroendocrine cell line as a model cell line for these tumors. Neuroendocrine markers and changes in cytoplasmic calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) in response to several possible activators of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) release were analyzed. P-STS cells still expressed chromogranin A and synaptophysin after 2 years of culture. Tryptophan hydroxylase 1 mRNA and a low amount of 5-HT were also detected...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462509/influence-of-salmonella-status-on-the-long-term-outcome-of-horses-after-colic-surgery
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Louise L Southwood, Susan Lindborg, Marc Myers, Helen W Aceto
OBJECTIVE: To compare long-term outcome of Salmonella-positive versus Salmonella-negative horses discharged from hospital after colic surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control. ANIMALS: Horses discharged from the hospital after colic surgery. For each horse with positive culture for Salmonella enterica (SAL-POS, n = 59), at least 2 horses testing negative for S. enterica (SAL-NEG, n = 119) were enrolled. METHODS: Owners were interviewed via phone at least 12 months after surgery regarding: (1) complications after discharge from the hospital; (2) duration of survival; and (3) return to prior or intended use...
April 29, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
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