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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324976/meandered-conformai-antenna-for-ism-band-ingestible-capsule-communication-systems
#1
Md Shamsul Arefin, Jean-Michel Redoute, Mehmet Rasit Yuce
The wireless capsule has been used to measure physiological parameters in the gastrointestinal tract where communication from in-body to external receiver is necessary using a miniaturized antenna with high gain and onmidirectional radiation pattern. This paper presents a meandered conformal antenna with center frequency of 433 MHz for a wireless link between an in-body capsule system and an ex-body receiver system. The antenna is wrapped around the wireless capsule, which provides extra space for other circuits and sensors inside the capsule as well as allows it having larger dimensions compared to inner antennas...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324283/prognostic-value-of-computed-tomography-measured-parameters-of-body-composition-in-primary-operable-gastrointestinal-cancers
#2
Douglas Black, Craig Mackay, George Ramsay, Zaid Hamoodi, Shayanthan Nanthakumaran, Kenneth G M Park, Malcolm A Loudon, Colin H Richards
BACKGROUND: Previous reports suggest that body composition parameters can be used to predict outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. However, evidence for an association with long-term survival is conflicting, with much of the data derived from patients with advanced disease. This study examined the effect of body composition on survival in primary operable GI cancer. METHODS: Patients with resectable adenocarcinoma of the GI tract (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum) between 2006 and 2014 were identified from a prospective database...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324282/recurrent-bowel-blood-translocations-of-escherichia-coli-with-the-unique-virulence-characteristics-over-three-year-period-in-the-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-case-report
#3
Beata Krawczyk, Anna Śledzińska, Agnieszka Piekarska, Andrzej Hellmann, Józef Kur
In patients with haematological malignancies, the bowel remains the main source of Escherichia coli bloodstream infections. We present the clinical example of recurrent bowel-blood translocations of E. coli with the unique virulence characteristics in a 55-year-old male with the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia. The virulent factors profile of examined strains confirmed that the co-existence of genes papC, sfa, usp and cnf1, encoding virulence factors, predisposes E. coli to translocation from the gastrointestinal tract to the vascular bed...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324140/surgical-management-of-iatrogenic-perforation-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-15%C3%A2-years-of-experience-in-a-single-center
#4
Christoph Holmer, Christoph A Mallmann, Marlis A Musch, Martin E Kreis, Jörn Gröne
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) tract perforation during endoscopy is a rare but severe complication. The aim of this study was to determine predictors of morbidity and mortality after iatrogenic endoscopic perforation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All cases with iatrogenic endoscopic perforation receiving surgery at a tertiary referral center in a 15-year period (2000-2015) were retrospectively analyzed. Demographics, type of endoscopy, site of perforation, operative procedure, morbidity and mortality were analyzed...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324028/a-duodenal-sdh-deficient-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-a-patient-with-a-germline-sdhb-mutation
#5
M S Elston, S Sehgal, M Dray, E Phillips, J V Conaglen, R J Clifton-Bligh, A J Gill
Context: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract arising from the interstitial cells of Cajal. Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) deficient GISTs are a unique class of GIST defined by: loss of immunohistochemical expression of SDHB indicating dysfunction of the mitochondrial complex 2, lack of driver mutations in KIT and PDGFRA, and a distinctive morphology and natural history. To date, all reported SDH-deficient GISTs have arisen in the stomach...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323941/the-diverse-metabolic-roles-of-peripheral-serotonin
#6
Alyce M Martin, Richard L Young, Lex Leong, Geraint B Rogers, Nick J Spencer, Claire F Jessup, Damien J Keating
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a multi-functional bioamine with important signaling roles in a range of physiological pathways. Almost all the 5-HT in our body is synthesized in specialized enteroendocrine cells within the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa called enterochromaffin (EC) cells. These cells provide all our circulating 5-HT. While we have long appreciated the important roles of 5-HT within the gut including the modulation of GI motility, there is recently emerging evidence of the physiological and clinical significance of gut-derived 5-HT outside of the gut...
March 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323866/elevated-fecal-peptidase-d-at-onset-of-colitis-in-galphai2-mice-a-mouse-model-of-ibd
#7
Daniel Bergemalm, Robert Kruse, Maria Sapnara, Jonas Halfvarson, Elisabeth Hultgren Hörnquist
BACKGROUND: The identification of novel fecal biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is hampered by the complexity of the human fecal proteome. On the other hand, in experimental mouse models there is probably less variation. We investigated the fecal protein content in mice to identify possible biomarkers and pathogenic mechanisms. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected at onset of inflammation in Galphai2-/- mice, a well-described spontaneous model of chronic colitis, and from healthy littermates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323626/pomegranate-punica-granatum-seed-oil-for-treating-menopausal-symptoms-an-individually-controlled-cohort-study
#8
Roman Huber, Richard Gminski, Tao Tang, Tomas Weinert, Sabine Schulz, Margareta Linke-Cordes, Ines Martin, Heide Fischer
Context • In the folk medicine of Mediterranean countries and in ancient Ayurveda, Punica granatum seeds (ie, pomegranate seeds) have been used for treatment of various disorders, including those that nowadays are classified as menopausal symptoms (MSs). Pomegranate seed oil (PSO) from those seeds mainly contains unsaturated fatty acids such as γ-linoleic acid and linolenic acid, but it also includes phytoestrogens. It is, therefore, regarded as a promising option for treating MSs today. Objectives • The study intended to investigate the safety and effectiveness of PSO as a defined P granatum seed oil for patients with MSs...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319897/dialysis-membrane-enforced-microelectrode-array-measurement-of-diverse-gut-electrical-activity
#9
Naoko Iwata, Takumi Fujimura, Chiho Takai, Kei Odani, Shin Kawano, Shinsuke Nakayama
A variety of electrical activities occur depending on the functional state in each section of the gut, but the application of microelectrode array (MEA) is rather limited. We thus developed a dialysis membranes-enforced technique to investigate diverse and complex spatio-temporal electrical activity in the gut. Muscle sheets isolated from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of mice along with a piece of dialysis membrane were woven over and under the strings to fix them to the anchor rig, and mounted on an 8×8 MEA (inter-electrode distance=150µm)...
March 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318400/new-frontiers-in-fibers-innovative-and-emerging-research-on-the-gut-microbiome-and-bone-health
#10
Taylor C Wallace, Massimo Marzorati, Lisa Spence, Connie M Weaver, Patricia S Williamson
The complex interactions between the diet, gut microbiome, and host characteristics that provide a functional benefit to the host are an area of great interest and current exploration in the nutrition and health science community. New technologies are available to assess mechanisms that may explain these functional benefits to the host. One emerging functional benefit from changes in the gut microbiome is increased calcium absorption, increased calcium retention, and improved indices of bone health. Prebiotic fibers enhance microbial fermentation in the gut, providing an ecological advantage to specific nonpathogenic bacteria that have the ability to modify an individual's metabolic potential...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318296/administration-of-lactobacillus-johnsonii-fi9785-to-chickens-affects-colonisation-by-campylobacter-jejuni-and-the-intestinal-microbiota
#11
R Mañes-Lázaro, P M Van Diemen, C Pin, M J Mayer, M P Stevens, A Narbad
1. Campylobacter jejuni is the most common bacterial cause of human foodborne gastroenteritis in the world largely from contaminated poultry meat. New control measures to reduce or eliminate this pathogen from the animal gastrointestinal tract are urgently required, and the use of probiotics as competitive exclusion agents is a promising biocontrol measure to reduce C. jejuni in the food chain. 2. In this study, we assessed the potential of Lactobacillus johnsonii FI9785, which has shown efficacy against Clostridium perfringens, to combat C...
March 20, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317926/in-vivo-evaluation-of-mg-6zn-and-titanium-alloys-on-collagen-metabolism-in-the-healing-of-intestinal-anastomosis
#12
Xiao-Hu Wang, Jian-Shu Ni, Nai-Long Cao, Song Yu, Yi-Gang Chen, Shao-Xiang Zhang, Bao-Jun Gu, Jun Yan
There is a great clinical need for biodegradable materials, which were used as pins of circular staplers, for gastrointestinal reconstruction in medicine. In this work we compared the effects of the Mg-6Zn and the titanium alloys on collagen metabolism in the healing of the intestinal tract in vivo. The study included Sprague-Dawley rats and their effect was compared on rat's intestinal tract, using serum magnesium, radiology, and immunohistochemistry in vivo. Radiographic and scanning electron microscope evaluation confirmed the degradation by Mg-6Zn alloy during the implantation period...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317737/identification-of-the-key-excreted-molecule-by-lactobacillus-fermentum-related-to-host-iron-absorption
#13
Ana González, Natividad Gálvez, Jesús Martín, Fernando Reyes, Ignacio Pérez-Victoria, Jose M Dominguez-Vera
We have taken a vital step towards understanding why probiotic bacteria increase iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. We show here that Lactobacillus fermentum, one of the main probiotics of the microbiota, exhibits an extraordinary ferric-reducing activity. This activity is predominantly due to an excreted molecule: p-hydroxyphenyllactic acid (HPLA). Reduction of Fe(III) to Fe(II) is essential for iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. By reducing Fe(III), HPLA boosts Fe(II) absorption through the DMT1 channels of enterocytes...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317602/nanotechnology-approaches-for-increasing-nutrient-bioavailability
#14
S M Jafari, D J McClements
Health-promoting ingredients such as phenolic compounds, vitamins, and minerals are being increasingly introduced into foods and beverages to produce "functional foods" specifically designed to improve human health, well-being, and performance. However, it is often challenging to incorporate these nutraceuticals into foods because they have poor solubility characteristics, impart undesirable flavor profiles, are chemically unstable, or have low bioavailability. This problem can often be overcome by encapsulating the bioactive components in nanoparticle-based delivery systems...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316889/functional-and-health-promoting-inherent-attributes-of-enterococcus-hirae-f2-as-a-novel-probiotic-isolated-from-the-digestive-tract-of-the-freshwater-fish-catla-catla
#15
Mohd Adnan, Mitesh Patel, Sibte Hadi
BACKGROUND: Probiotic microorganisms are gaining global importance because of their use in the preparation of a nutraceutical or in the treatment of infections. As per the health industry demand, there is an urgent need for exploring new indigenous probiotic strains with its specific origin due to variation in gut microflora, different food habits and specific host-microbial interactions. The main objective of the present study was to isolate and identify a novel probiotic Enterococcus strain from the gut of Catla catla fish and evaluate its potentiality as a potent probiotic...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316376/the-role-of-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-in-inflammatory-disorders-of-gastrointestinal-tract
#16
REVIEW
Jan Bilski, Agnieszka Mazur-Bialy, Dagmara Wojcik, Janina Zahradnik-Bilska, Bartosz Brzozowski, Marcin Magierowski, Tomasz Mach, Katarzyna Magierowska, Tomasz Brzozowski
Over the past few years, the role of intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) as a crucial mucosal defence factor essential for maintaining gut homeostasis has been established. IAP is an important apical brush border enzyme expressed throughout the gastrointestinal tract and secreted both into the intestinal lumen and into the bloodstream. IAP exerts its effects through dephosphorylation of proinflammatory molecules including lipopolysaccharide (LPS), flagellin, and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) released from cells during stressful events...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316323/a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-chronic-thrombosis-of-the-splenic-artery
#17
Sevtap Arslan, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpınar
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) represents one of the most serious conditions of the gastrointestinal tract with a mortality rate of 10%. The main cause of UGIB is peptic ulcer, accounting for 28%-59% of cases. A rare cause of UGIB is submucosal arterial collaterals, which develop after splenic artery thrombosis. UGIB secondary to gastric submucosal collateral arteries should be considered in patients with endoscopic appearance of varicose veins in the absence of portal hypertension. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the only fast and noninvasive definitive imaging technique for such patients...
March 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316082/dacomitinib-induced-diarrhoea-is-associated-with-altered-gastrointestinal-permeability-and-disruption-in-ileal-histology-in-rats
#18
Ysabella Z A Van Sebille, Rachel J Gibson, Hannah R Wardill, Kate R Secombe, Imogen A Ball, Dorothy M K Keefe, John W Finnie, Joanne M Bowen
Dacomitinib - an irreversible pan-ErbB tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) - causes diarrhoea in 75% of patients. Dacomitinib-induced diarrhoea has not previously been investigated and the mechanisms remain poorly understood. The present study aimed to develop an in-vitro and in-vivo model of dacomitinib-induced diarrhoea to investigate underlying mechanisms. T84 cells were treated with 1-4 μM dacomitinib and resistance and viability were measured using transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and XTT assays...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316052/the-gut-microbiome-energy-homeostasis-and-implications-for-hypertension
#19
REVIEW
Ruth A Riedl, Samantha N Atkinson, Colin M L Burnett, Justin L Grobe, John R Kirby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The influence of gut bacteria upon host physiology is increasingly recognized, but mechanistic links are lacking. Diseases of energetic imbalance such as obesity and diabetes represent major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension. Thus, here, we review current mechanistic contributions of the gut microbiota to host energetics. RECENT FINDINGS: Gut bacteria generate a multitude of small molecules which can signal to host tissues within and beyond the gastrointestinal tract to influence host physiology, and gut bacteria can also influence host digestive efficiency by altering the bioavailability of polysaccharides, yet the quantitative energetic effects of these processes remain unclear...
April 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315974/inherited-dna-repair-gene-mutations-detected-by-tumor-next-generation-sequencing-in-urinary-tract-cancers
#20
Sumati Gupta, Samantha Greenberg, Jade Grimmett, David Gaston, Neeraj Agarwal, William Lowrance, Joshua Schiffman, Wendy Kohlmann
Interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) of tumor tissue in patients with advanced Urinary Tract Cancer (UTC) is performed to guide treatment selection but may reveal pathogenic variants with germline implications. We identified three patients with UTC with unexpected germline DNA repair gene mutations. Specific testing for these was prompted by the detection of these mutations by tumor NGS. All three patients were nonsmokers with a strong family history of cancer. Two patients had upper tract UTC with age at diagnosis in the 40 s...
March 18, 2017: Familial Cancer
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