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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911391/a-murine-model-of-group-b-streptococcus-vaginal-colonization
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Kathryn A Patras, Kelly S Doran
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus, GBS), is a Gram-positive, asymptomatic colonizer of the human gastrointestinal tract and vaginal tract of 10 - 30% of adults. In immune-compromised individuals, including neonates, pregnant women, and the elderly, GBS may switch to an invasive pathogen causing sepsis, arthritis, pneumonia, and meningitis. Because GBS is a leading bacterial pathogen of neonates, current prophylaxis is comprised of late gestation screening for GBS vaginal colonization and subsequent peripartum antibiotic treatment of GBS-positive mothers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911235/robustness-of-the-neurological-prognostic-score-in-brain-metastasis-patients-treated-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Toru Serizawa, Yoshinori Higuchi, Osamu Nagano, Shinji Matsuda, Kyoko Aoyagi, Junichi Ono, Naokatsu Saeki, Yasuo Iwadate, Tatsuo Hirai, Shinya Takemoto, Yuta Shibamoto
OBJECTIVE The neurological prognostic score (NPS) was recently proposed as a means for predicting neurological outcomes, such as the preservation of neurological function and the prevention of neurological death, in brain metastasis patients treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS). NPS consists of 2 groups: Group A patients were expected to have better neurological outcomes, and Group B patients were expected to have poorer outcomes. NPS robustness was tested in various situations. METHODS In total, 3040 patients with brain metastases that were treated with GKRS were analyzed...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910069/lkb1-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-uterine-cancer-mouse-models-and-translational-studies
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Christopher G Peña, Diego H Castrillón
The LKB1 tumor suppressor was identified in 1998 as the gene mutated in the Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS), a hereditary cancer predisposition characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis and a high incidence of cancers, particularly carcinomas, at a variety of anatomic sites including the gastrointestinal tract, lung, and female reproductive tract. Women with PJS have a high incidence of carcinomas of the uterine corpus (endometrium) and cervix. The LKB1 gene is also somatically mutated in human cancers arising at these sites...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909943/simulating-different-dosing-scenarios-for-a-child-appropriate-valproate-er-formulation-in-a-new-pediatric-two-stage-dissolution-model
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Frank Karkossa, Antonia Krueger, Jana Urbaniak, Sandra Klein
Predictive in vitro test methods addressing the parameters relevant to drug release in the pediatric gastrointestinal tract could be an appropriate means for reducing the number of in vivo studies in children. However, dissolution models addressing the particular features of pediatric gastrointestinal physiology and typical pediatric dosing scenarios have not yet been described. The objective of the present study was to combine the knowledge on common vehicle types and properties and current information on pediatric gastrointestinal physiology to design a dissolution model that enables a biorelevant simulation of the gastrointestinal conditions in young children...
December 1, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909682/case-report-of-invasive-disseminated-candidiasis-with-peripheral-nodular-cavitary-lesions-in-the-lung
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Hafiza Arshad, Silvia Garcia, Misbahuddin Khaja
We report a case of invasive candidiasis presenting as multiple lung nodules and cavitary lesions with minimal pleural effusion. Candida infections of the lung are rare but can occur after hematologic dissemination of the yeast from other body sites, such as the skin and the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Here, we describe the case of a 56-year-old female with a history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who presented with fever, productive cough, and pulmonary nodules and cavitary lesions seen on a chest computed tomography (CT)...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909623/distribution-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-in-the-bladders-of-fetal-rats-with-retinoic-acid-induced-myelomeningocele
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Ali Tekin, Osman Zeki Karakuş, Gülce Hakgüder, Oğuz Ateş, Erdener Özer, Mustafa Olguner, Feza Miraç Akgür
OBJECTIVE: Myelomeningocele (MMC) is one of the most common reason of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in children. Although neurogenic bladder dysfunction occurrence is related with bladder innervation, also there are some changes seen in the smooth muscle and neural cells of the bladder. Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) are the pacemaker cells found in organs with peristaltic activity. Although it has been shown that ICC are diminished in the rat urinary bladder with traumatic spinal cord injury, there is no data about ICC in fetal rat bladders with MMC...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909547/gastrointestinal-tract-access-for-urological-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery
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Olga Miakicheva, Zachary Hamilton, Alp T Beksac, Sean W Berquist, Abd-Elrahman Hassan, Marc Holden, Ithaar H Derweesh
We conducted a literature review of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES), focusing on urologic procedures with gastrointestinal tract access, to update on the development of this novel surgical approach. As part of the methods, a comprehensive electronic literature search for NOTES was conducted using PubMed and Cochrane Library from March 2002 to February 2016 for papers reporting urologic procedures performed utilizing gastrointestinal tract access. A total of 11 peer-reviewed studies examining utility of gastrointestinal access for NOTES urologic procedures were noted, with the first report in 2007...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908629/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxicity-genotoxicity-and-mucus-permeation-capacity-of-several-surface-modified-poly-anhydride-nanoparticles-designed-for-oral-drug-delivery
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T Iglesias, A López de Cerain, Juan Manuel Irache, N Martín-Arbella, M Wilcox, J Pearson, A Azqueta
The main concerns with drugs designed for oral administration are their inactivation or degradation in the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, their poor solubility through the gastrointestinal mucus gel layer, the poor intestinal epithelium permeability that limits their absorption, and their toxicity. In this context, poly(anhydride) nanoparticles are capable of protecting the drug from the harsh environment, reduce the drug's toxicity and, by virtue of surface modification, to enhance or reduce their mucus permeability and the bioadhesion to specific target cells...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908518/gastrointestinal-angiodysplasia-diagnosis-and-management
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Christian S Jackson, Richard Strong
Gastrointestinal angiodysplasia (GIAD) are red flat arborized lesions that are found throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract. GIAD can vary in size and have a range of presentation from occult to life-threatening bleeding. The typical presentation is intermittent bleeding in the setting of iron deficiency anemia. Endoscopy is the primary means of diagnosis and endoscopic therapy is noted to be initially effective. However, rebleeding can be as high as 40% to 50% in patients with small bowel GIAD. This review describes the pathophysiology for the development of GIAD and the current roles of endoscopic, medical, and surgical therapy in its treatment...
January 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908514/video-capsule-endoscopy-technology-reading-and-troubleshooting
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REVIEW
Jodie A Barkin, Jamie S Barkin
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has completed the endoscopic visualization of the entire luminal gastrointestinal tract. VCE can be performed in inpatients and outpatients, requires appropriate bowel preparation before the study, and can be administered via oral swallowing or endoscopic device placement into the small bowel based on outlined patient-dependent factors. Current commercially available VCE systems were reviewed and compared for individual features and attributes. This article focuses on preparation for VCE, currently available VCE technology, how to read a VCE study, and risks and contraindications to VCE...
January 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906466/duodenitis-proximal-jejunitis-in-horses-after-experimental-administration-of-clostridium-difficile-toxins
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L G Arroyo, M C Costa, B B Guest, B L Plattner, B N Lillie, J S Weese
BACKGROUND: Duodenitis-proximal jejunitis (DPJ) is an acute sporadic gastrointestinal disorder of horses of unknown cause. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that Clostridium difficile toxins are involved in the pathogenesis of DPJ in horses. The objective of this study was to determine whether experimentally delivered C. difficile toxins cause clinical signs and histologic lesions similar to those of naturally occurring DPJ. ANIMALS: Six healthy mature mixed breed horses...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906116/embracing-change-striated-for-smooth-muscle-replacement-in-esophagus-development
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REVIEW
Robert S Krauss, Daisuke Chihara, Anthony I Romer
The esophagus functions to transport food from the oropharyngeal region to the stomach via waves of peristalsis and transient relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. The gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, is ensheathed by the muscularis externa (ME). However, while the ME of the gastrointestinal tract distal to the esophagus is exclusively smooth muscle, the esophageal ME of many vertebrate species comprises a variable amount of striated muscle. The esophageal ME is initially composed only of smooth muscle, but its developmental maturation involves proximal-to-distal replacement of smooth muscle with striated muscle...
August 8, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906101/characterization-of-a-dmd-egfp-reporter-mouse-as-a-tool-to-investigate-dystrophin-expression
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Mina V Petkova, Susanne Morales-Gonzales, Karima Relizani, Esther Gill, Franziska Seifert, Josefine Radke, Werner Stenzel, Luis Garcia, Helge Amthor, Markus Schuelke
BACKGROUND: Dystrophin is a rod-shaped cytoplasmic protein that provides sarcolemmal stability as a structural link between the cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix via the dystrophin-associated protein complex (DAPC). Mutations in the dystrophin-encoding DMD gene cause X-linked dystrophinopathies with variable phenotypes, the most severe being Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) characterized by progressive muscle wasting and fibrosis. However, dystrophin deficiency does not only impair the function of skeletal and heart muscle but may also affect other organ systems such as the brain, eye, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 5, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905655/-gastrointestinal-bezoars
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Ricardo Espinoza González
Gastrointestinal bezoars are a concretion of indigested material that can be found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and some animals. This material forms an intraluminal mass, more commonly located in the stomach. During a large period of history animal bezoars were considered antidotes to poisons and diseases. We report a historical overview since bezoars stones were thought to have medicinal properties. This magic conception was introduced in South America by Spanish conquerors. In Chile, bezoars are commonly found in a camelid named guanaco (Lama guanicoe)...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904074/prophylactic-effect-of-lactobacillus-pentosus-strain-s-pt84-on-candida-infection-and-gastric-inflammation-in-a-murine-gastrointestinal-candidiasis-model-errata
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Toshihiro Maekawa, A Sanae Ishijima, Masayuki Ida, Takayuki Izumo, Yoshiko Ono, Hiroshi Shibata, Shigeru Abe
We previously showed a prophylactic effect of Lactobacillus pentosus strain S-PT84 against oral candidiasis in mice. In the present study, we evaluated the protective effect of S-PT84 against Candida infection of the gastrointestinal tract. As the first step, we used an in vitro assay to compare the inhibitory effects of several lactobacilli (S-PT84 and Lactobacillus pentosus type strain JCM1558(T), Lactobacillus gasseri type strain JCM1131(T) and Lactobacillus casei type strain JCM1134(T)) on mycelial growth of Candida albicans...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904056/prophylactic-effect-of-lactobacillus-pentosus-strain-s-pt84-on-candida-infection-and-gastric-inflammation-in-a-murine-gastrointestinal-candidiasis-model
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Toshihiro Maekawa, A Sanae Ishijima, Masayuki Ida, Takayuki Izumo, Yoshiko Ono, Hiroshi Shibata, Shigeru Abe
We previously showed a prophylactic effect of Lactobacillus pentosus strain S-PT84 against oral candidiasis in mice. In the present study, we evaluated the protective effect of S-PT84 against Candida infection of the gastrointestinal tract. As the first step, we used an in vitro assay to compare the inhibitory effects of several lactobacilli (S-PT84 and Lactobacillus pentosus type strain JCM1558(T), Lactobacillus gasseri type strain JCM1131(T) and Lactobacillus casei type strain JCM1134(T)) on mycelial growth of Candida albicans...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903455/complexation-hydrogels-as-potential-carriers-in-oral-vaccine-delivery-systems
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Mia Yoshida, Noriyasu Kamei, Keiya Muto, Jun Kunisawa, Kozo Takayama, Nicholas A Peppas, Mariko Takeda-Morishita
Most current vaccine preparations are in injectable forms, which are inconvenient to patients and ineffective in mucosal immunization. Therefore, most research in this field has been directed at developing ideal oral vaccines enabling the induction of both systemic and mucosal immune responses. In the present study, we examined the utility of a pH-responsive polymeric carrier, poly (methacrylic acid-g-ethylene glycol) [P (MAA-g-EG)] hydrogel, as a potential oral vaccine carrier that can protect cargo proteins in the gastrointestinal tract...
November 26, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903310/the-determinants-of-food-choice
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Gareth Leng, Roger A H Adan, Michele Belot, Jeffrey M Brunstrom, Kees de Graaf, Suzanne L Dickson, Todd Hare, Silvia Maier, John Menzies, Hubert Preissl, Lucia A Reisch, Peter J Rogers, Paul A M Smeets
Health nudge interventions to steer people into healthier lifestyles are increasingly applied by governments worldwide, and it is natural to look to such approaches to improve health by altering what people choose to eat. However, to produce policy recommendations that are likely to be effective, we need to be able to make valid predictions about the consequences of proposed interventions, and for this, we need a better understanding of the determinants of food choice. These determinants include dietary components (e...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903231/new-analogues-of-mycophenolic-acid
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Agnieszka Głowacka, Michal Prejs, Grzegorz Cholewinski, Krystyna Dzierzbicka
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) possesses antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, immunosuppressive and anticancer properties. It is a non-competitive and reversible inhibitor of dehydrogenase inosine-5'-monophosphate (IMPDH) [1,2]. This compound belongs to the immunosuppressive drugs used for the prevention of both acute and chronic transplant rejection [3]. Until now clinically have been used two derivatives of MPA: mycophenolate mofetil (MMF, CellCept) and mycophenolate sodium (MPS, Myfortic). They cause, similar to MPA, although at lower degree, the side effects such as vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, gastrointestinal, urogenital tract, blood or nervous system disorders...
November 29, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903091/quantification-of-fitc-labelled-probiotic-lactobacillus-salivarius-dspv-001p-during-gastrointestinal-transit-in-broilers
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J E Blajman, D M Astesana, J A Zimmermann, E Rossler, A Romero Scharpen, A P Berisvil, M V Zbrun, L P Soto, M R Rosmini, L S Frizzo
The knowledge related to the fate of probiotics in the complex environment of the intestinal microbiota in broilers is just beginning to be elucidated; however, it is not yet well understood. A good method to investigate the mechanisms by which probiotics mediate their effects is to mark probiotic bacteria and trace them. The aim of this research was to develop a new method to estimate in vivo fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labelled Lactobacillus salivarius DSPV 001P counts during passage through the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of broilers...
December 1, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
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