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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729815/symposium-report-an-evidence-based-approach-to-ibs-and-cic-applying-new-advances-to-daily-practice-a-review-of-an-adjunct-clinical-symposium-of-the-american-college-of-gastroenterology-meeting-october-16-2016-%C3%A2-las-vegas-nevada
#1
William D Chey
Many nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies are available to manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) regularly publishes reviews on IBS and CIC therapies. The most recent of these reviews was published by the ACG Task Force on the Management of Functional Bowel Disorders in 2014. The key objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of therapies for IBS or CIC compared with placebo or no treatment in randomized controlled trials...
February 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729180/symptom-and-quality-of-life-improvement-in-lux-lung-8-an-open-label-phase-iii-study-of-second-line-afatinib-versus-erlotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-after-first-line-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Enriqueta Felip, Vera Hirsh, Sanjay Popat, Manuel Cobo, Andrea Fülöp, Charles Dayen, José M Trigo, Richard Gregg, Cornelius F Waller, Jean-Charles Soria, Glenwood D Goss, James Gordon, Bushi Wang, Michael Palmer, Eva Ehrnrooth, Shirish M Gadgeel
INTRODUCTION: In the phase III LUX-Lung 8 trial, afatinib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) versus erlotinib in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung progressing during or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (QoL) in these patients are presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 795) were randomized 1:1 to oral afatinib (40 mg/d) or erlotinib (150 mg/d)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726958/wasabia-japonica-is-a-potential-functional-food-to-prevent-colitis-via-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#3
Ju-Hee Kang, Seungho Choi, Jeong-Eun Jang, Prakash Ramalingam, Young Tag Ko, Sun Yeou Kim, Seung Hyun Oh
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are prevalent and debilitating health problems worldwide. Many types of drugs are used to treat IBDs, but they exhibit adverse effects such as vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc. In order to overcome the limitations of current therapeutic drugs, scientists have searched for functional foods from natural resources. In this study, we investigated the anti-colitic effects of Wasabia japonica extract in a DSS-induced colitis model...
July 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725969/mastocytosis-from-a-molecular-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Todd Rambasek, Stefan Wöhrl
Mast cells (MCs) are physiologically activated by binding of stem cell factor (SCF) to the extracellular domains of the Kit receptor. This binding increases the proliferation and prolongs the survival of normal mature MCs, as well as intensifies the release of mediators. In mastocytosis, somatic mutations of the coding Kit gene cause autocrine dysregulation and lead to constitutive KIT activation even in the absence of its ligand SCF. Clinical symptoms are caused by MC-mediator release and/or infiltration of MCs into tissues...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724787/disrupted-apical-exocytosis-of-cargo-vesicles-causes-enteropathy-in-fhl5-patients-with-munc18-2-mutations
#5
Georg F Vogel, Jorik M van Rijn, Iris M Krainer, Andreas R Janecke, Carsten Posovzsky, Marta Cohen, Claire Searle, Prevost Jantchou, Johanna C Escher, Natalie Patey, Ernest Cutz, Thomas Müller, Sabine Middendorp, Michael W Hess, Lukas A Huber
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis 5 (FHL5) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in STXBP2, coding for Munc18-2, which is required for SNARE-mediated membrane fusion. FHL5 causes hematologic and gastrointestinal symptoms characterized by chronic enteropathy that is reminiscent of microvillus inclusion disease (MVID). However, the molecular pathophysiology of FHL5-associated diarrhea is poorly understood. Five FHL5 patients, including four previously unreported patients, were studied...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
#6
Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719336/infant-nutritional-status-feeding-practices-enteropathogen-exposure-socioeconomic-status-and-illness-are-associated-with-gut-barrier-function-as-assessed-by-the-lactulose-mannitol-test-in-the-mal-ed-birth-cohort
#7
Gwenyth O Lee, Benjamin J J McCormick, Jessica C Seidman, Margaret N Kosek, Rashidul Haque, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Aldo A M Lima, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Gagandeep Kang, Amidou Samie, Caroline Amour, Carl J Mason, Tahmeed Ahmed, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Domingos B Oliveira, Didar Alam, Sudhir Babji, Pascal Bessong, Estomih Mduma, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Ramya Ambikapathi, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Richard L Guerrant, Laura E Caulfield, For The Mal-Ed Network Investigators
The lactulose mannitol (LM) dual sugar permeability test is the most commonly used test of environmental enteropathy in developing countries. However, there is a large but conflicting literature on its association with enteric infection and host nutritional status. We conducted a longitudinal cohort using a single field protocol and comparable laboratory procedures to examine intestinal permeability in multiple, geographically diverse pediatric populations. Using a previously published systematic review to guide the selection of factors potentially associated with LM test results, we examined the relationships between these factors and mucosal breach, represented by percent lactulose excretion; absorptive area, represented by percent mannitol excretion; and gut barrier function, represented by the L/M ratio...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718011/case-series-on-the-association-between-blood-levels-and-side-effects-of-afatinib-maleate
#8
Junya Sato, Naoto Morikawa, Ryosuke Chiba, Satoru Nihei, Satoshi Moriguchi, Heisuke Saito, Kohei Yamauchi, Kenzo Kudo
PURPOSE: Afatinib maleate (AFA) is a second-generation, tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment for specific variants of non-small cell lung cancer exhibiting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. In this study, we measured the blood AFA levels in six patients with lung cancer and investigated the association between blood levels and side effects of this drug. METHODS: The study subjects were patients who were administered AFA for non-small cell lung cancer...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706336/palmoplantar-exfoliation-due-to-chloroquine
#9
Pragya Ashok Nair, Trusha Patel
Chloroquine is the drug very frequently used for the treatment of malaria. It is also used in amebiasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and various dermatological conditions. Chloroquine can cause muscle problems, loss of appetite, and diarrhea as a side effect. Cutaneous toxicity includes pruritus, hair loss, photosensitivity, and color changes. Exfoliation of skin over palms and soles is caused by chemotherapeutic drugs such as axitinib, fluorouracil, idarubicin, doxorubicin, sunitinib, sorafenib, and paclitaxel. Here, a case of a 40-year-old female is presented who developed palmoplantar exfoliation with depigmentation after taking chloroquine...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702956/interventions-for-treating-lymphocytic-colitis
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REVIEW
Nilesh Chande, Noor Al Yatama, Tania Bhanji, Tran M Nguyen, John Wd McDonald, John K MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Lymphocytic colitis is a cause of chronic diarrhea. It is a subtype of microscopic colitis characterized by chronic, watery, non-bloody diarrhea and normal endoscopic and radiologic findings. The etiology of this disorder is unknown.Therapy is based mainly on case series and uncontrolled trials, or by extrapolation of data for treating collagenous colitis, a related disorder. This review is an update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatments for clinically active lymphocytic colitis...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701727/free-immunoglobulin-light-chain-flc-promotes-murine-colitis-and-colitis-associated-colon-carcinogenesis-by-activating-the-inflammasome
#11
Junfan Ma, Dongyang Jiang, Xiaoting Gong, Wenwei Shao, Zhu Zhu, Weiyan Xu, Xiaoyan Qiu
Numerous studies have demonstrated that free Ig light chain (FLC), a novel inflammation mediator, participates in many inflammatory diseases by activating mast cells and extending the survival of neutrophils. However, it remains unclear whether FLC is involved in colitis and colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis (CAC). In this study, we found a significant increase in FLC in murine models of DSS (Dextran Sulfate Sodium Salt)-induced colitis and CAC compared to controls. Peptide F991, a functional blocker of FLC, significantly attenuated colitis progression, which included abrogating the development of diarrhea and tumor burden, elevating survival rate, greatly reducing the infiltration of inflammatory cells (such as ROS(+) active neutrophils), especially reducing tumorigenesis in CAC...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698202/sorafenib-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-of-the-observational-insight-study
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Tom M Ganten, Rudolf E Stauber, Eckardt Schott, Peter Malfertheiner, Robert Buder, Peter R Galle, Thomas Göhler, Matthias Walther, Ronald Koschny, Guido Gerken
Sorafenib is the only currently approved systemic therapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib therapy in patients with HCC under real-life conditions regarding patient, tumor characteristics and any adverse events at study entry and at follow-up visits every 2-4 months. <br /><br />Experimental Design: The present INSIGHT study is a non-interventional, prospective, multicenter, observational study performed in 124 sites across Austria and Germany between 2008 and 2014...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694783/mpa-modulates-tight-junctions-permeability-via-midkine-pi3k-pathway-in-caco-2-cells-a-possible-mechanism-of-leak-flux-diarrhea-in-organ-transplanted-patients
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Niamat Khan, Lutz Binder, D V Krishna Pantakani, Abdul R Asif
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is prescribed to prevent allograft rejection in organ transplanted patients. However, its use is sporadically linked to leak flux diarrhea and other gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances in around 75% of patients through yet unknown mechanisms. Recently, we identified Midkine as a modulator of tight junctions (TJs) permeability in MPA treated Caco-2 monolayer. In the present study, we investigated the possible involvement of Midkine dependent PI3K pathway in alteration of TJs under MPA treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685428/amino-acid-hydration-decreases-radiation-induced-nausea-in-mice-a-pica-model
#14
Liangjie Yin, Lauren Vaught, Paul Okunieff, Katherine Casey-Sawicki, Sadasivan Vidyasagar
Nausea and diarrhea are common yet inconsistent side effects of abdominal and pelvic irradiation. Their frequency, chronicity, and severity vary greatly, and the reasons for inter-subject variability are unknown. We studied the potential for radiation-induced changes in amino acid absorption and mucosal barrier function to lead to gastrointestinal toxicity. We found profound and prolonged changes in the absorption and secretion of several electrolytes and nutrients, caused by changes in transporter function, after radiation doses as low as 1 to 3 Gy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685154/is-mycobacterium-avium-paratuberculosis-the-trigger-in-the-crohn-s-disease-spectrum
#15
Harry A Oken, Paul G Saleeb, Robert R Redfield, Stephen C Schimpff
We present and discuss a 30-month investigation of a patient that presented with abdominal pain, postprandial diarrhea, bloating, and night sweats and was treated for Crohn's disease without significant improvement. The patient underwent an ileocecetomy with removal of an atonic segment with resolution of functional gastrointestinal symptoms, but profound night sweats continued postoperatively. The patient was presumptively treated for a mixed mycobacterial infection, blood cultures later grew Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP), and she improved over time...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684922/emerging-use-of-everolimus-in-the-treatment-of-neuroendocrine-tumors
#16
REVIEW
Pablo Gajate, Olga Martínez-Sáez, Teresa Alonso-Gordoa, Enrique Grande
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) consist of a diverse family of malignancies, which are derived from neuroendocrine cells, most commonly originating from the gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) tract or the bronchopulmonary system. In general, NETs are more indolent than epithelial tumors, with median survival rates of longer than 30 months. The upregulation of mTOR pathway has been shown to play a pivotal role in NET pathogenesis. Inhibition of mTOR protein with everolimus represents a progress in the treatment of advanced NETs...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680716/chronological-changes-in-quality-of-life-after-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#17
Ki Bum Park, Seung Soo Lee, Oh Kyoung Kwon, Ho Young Chung, Wansik Yu
PURPOSE: Patient quality of life (QoL) may be severely disrupted following distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. This issue should be addressed to improve postoperative care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: QoL data from the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, and its gastric cancer-specific module, were administered to 202 patients preoperatively, and 5 years postoperatively. Patients were classified into subgroups based on their answers to each questionnaire item: group I (good), answering "not at all"; group II (fair), answering "a little"; group III (poor), answering "quite a bit" or "very much...
June 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674380/exceptionally-high-creatine-kinase-ck-levels-in-multicausal-and-complicated-rhabdomyolysis-a-case-report
#18
Pavan Luckoor, Mashal Salehi, Afua Kunadu
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by muscle breakdown. It can be caused by traumatic as well as non-traumatic factors such as drugs, toxins, and infections. Although it has been initially associated with only traumatic causes, non-traumatic causes now appear to be at least 5 times more frequent. In rhabdomyolysis, the CK levels can range anywhere from 10 000 to 200 000 or even higher. The higher the CK levels, the greater will be the renal damage and associated complications. We present the case of a patient with exceptionally massive rhabdomyolysis with unusually high CK levels (nearly 1 million) caused by combined etiologic factors and complicated with acute renal failure...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674349/postprandial-symptoms-felt-at-the-lower-part-of-the-epigastrium-and-a-possible-association-of-pancreatic-exocrine-dysfunction-with-the-pathogenesis-of-functional-dyspepsia
#19
Yoshiko Fujikawa, Kazunari Tominaga, Fumio Tanaka, Noriko Kamata, Hirokazu Yamagami, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Toshio Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa
Objective In symptom-dependent diseases such as functional dyspepsia (FD), matching the pattern of epigastric symptoms, including severity, kind, and perception site, between patients and physicians is critical. Additionally, a comprehensive examination of the stomach, duodenum, and pancreas is important for evaluating the origin of such symptoms. Methods FD-specific symptoms (epigastric pain, epigastric burning, early satiety, and postprandial fullness) and other symptoms (regurgitation, nausea, belching, and abdominal bloating) as well as the perception site of the above symptoms were investigated in healthy subjects using a new questionnaire with an illustration of the human body...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674069/cyclic-di-gmp-and-vpsr-induce-the-expression-of-type-ii-secretion-in-vibrio-cholerae
#20
Rudolph E Sloup, Ashley E Konal, Geoffrey B Severin, Michelle L Korir, Mira M Bagdasarian, Michael Bagdasarian, Christopher M Waters
Vibrio cholerae is a human pathogen which alternates between growth in environmental reservoirs and infection of human hosts causing severe diarrhea. The second messenger cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) mediates this transition by controlling a wide range of functions such as biofilms, virulence, and motility. Here we report that c-di-GMP induces expression of the extracellular protein secretion (eps) gene cluster, which encodes the Type II Secretion System (T2SS) in V. cholerae Analysis of the eps genes confirmed the presence of two promoters located upstream of epsC, the first gene in the operon, one of which is induced by c-di-GMP...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
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