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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762379/demographic-and-clinical-correlates-of-mucosal-disaccharidase-deficiencies-in-children-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Bruno P Chumpitazi, Claudia C Robayo-Torres, Cynthia M Tsai, Antone R Opekun, Susan S Baker, Buford L Nichols, Mark A Gilger
BACKGROUND: A subset of children with functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), which includes functional dyspepsia, may have duodenal disaccharidase deficiencies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency, demographics, and clinical characteristics associated with duodenal disaccharidase deficiencies in children with functional dyspepsia. METHODS: Children ages 4 to 18 years undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) evaluation for dyspepsia were enrolled in either a retrospective (study 1) or prospective (study 2) evaluation...
June 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760761/a-randomized-trial-of-the-effects-of-flaxseed-to-manage-constipation-weight-glycemia-and-lipids-in-constipated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Noureddin Soltanian, Mohsen Janghorbani
Background: To compare the effects of baked flaxseed versus those who received a placebo on constipation symptom scores, weight, glycemic and lipid control in constipated patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Methods: In a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, 53 constipated patients with T2D with body mass index (BMI) 20.5-48.9 kg/m2 received either 10 g of flaxseed pre-mixed in cookies twice per day or placebo cookies for 12 weeks. The constipation symptom scores, BMI, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and lipid profile were determined at the beginning and end of 4, 8, and 12-week period...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755994/therapeutic-effects-of-low-dose-bismuth-subcitrate-on-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adult-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-clinical-trial
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Hamed Daghaghzadeh, Ardalan Memar, Yasaman Mohamadi, Nooshin Rezakhani, Parastoo Safazadeh, Sarina Aghaha, Payman Adibi
Objective: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that causes abdominal pain or discomfort and alters bowel with no organic abnormalities. Treatment options for IBS have increased in number in the past decade, and clinicians should not be limited to use only conventional treatments to cure it. This article is a placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the therapeutic effects of low-dose bismuth subcitrate on symptoms and the health-related quality of life in adult patients with IBS...
January 2018: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753800/effect-of-sexual-intercourse-on-lower-extremity-muscle-force-in-strength-trained-men
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Leah M Valenti, Claudia Suchil, Gabriel Beltran, Roman C Rogers, Emily A Massey, Todd A Astorino
BACKGROUND: Sex has been deemed taboo for athletic performance going back to ancient Rome and Greece, as the act of sex was thought to promote ease and a sense of relaxation. AIM: This study examined the effect of sexual intercourse completed 12 hours before a bout of isokinetic dynamometry on muscle force production in strength-trained men. METHODS: 12 Healthy physically active men (age = 25.6 ± 3.8 years) who were sexually active participated in this study...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749329/is-celiac-disease-misdiagnosed-in-children-with-functional-constipation
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Sezin Akman, Özlem Şahaloğlu, Ceyhun Dalkan, Nerin Nadir Bahçeciler, Çiğdem Arıkan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Functional constipation is one of the common problems in childhood, and it comprises approximately 5% of the pediatric outpatient clinical applications. On the other hand, celiac disease (CD) is an immune enteropathy with the prevalence between 1/150 and 1/200. In addition to the classical symptoms of the disease such as diarrhea and weight loss, the incidence of atypical symptoms is increasing. This study aims to determine the prevalence of CD in patients with chronic constipation...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747935/prevalence-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-comparison-between-rome-iii-and-rome-iv-criteria
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Miguel Saps, Carlos Alberto Velasco-Benitez, Amber Hamid Langshaw, Carmen Rosy Ramírez-Hernández
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children using Rome IV criteria and to compare the prevalence of FGIDs using Rome IV with Rome III criteria. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study using the same methods as our previous study on FGIDs in Colombia. The Questionnaire of Pediatric Gastrointestinal Symptoms Rome IV version was translated into Spanish, followed by reverse translation. Terms were adjusted to children's language by using focus groups of children...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744319/correlation-of-severity-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disease-symptoms-with-that-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-multicenter-study
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Umesh Chandra Ojha, Devesh Pratap Singh, Omkar Kalidasrao Choudhari, Dipti Gothi, Shweta Singh
Introduction: There is a growing clinical awareness about the influence of gut-lung axis on lung injury and coexisting manifestations of disease processes in both the intestine and lungs. Patients of chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma very often present with coexistent gut symptoms. In the present study, we have tried to establish the correlation of severity of pulmonary pathology of COPD and asthma patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms of the patients...
April 2018: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729286/serological-and-molecular-investigation-for-hepatitis-e-virus-hev-in-captive-non-human-primates-italy
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Irene Melegari, Federica Di Profio, Fulvio Marsilio, Vittorio Sarchese, Andrea Palombieri, Klaus Gunther Friedrich, Federico Coccia, Barbara Di Martino
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the leading cause of human enterically-transmitted viral hepatitis occurring around the world both as outbreaks and as sporadic cases. Non-human primates (NHPs) have been experimentally infected with HEV, but few studies have been reported about natural infection in wild-living and zoo monkeys. In order to provide a more complete picture on the epidemiology of HEV in NHPs living in controlled environment, we investigated the presence of HEV by screening serologically and molecularly a historical collection of 86 sera from seven different species of primates housed at the Zoological Garden (Bioparco) of Rome, Italy...
May 2, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727379/severe-liver-failure-rather-than-cirrhosis-is-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Manon Allaire, Jean-François D Cadranel, Christophe Bureau, Salah Zerkly, Thierry Thévenot, Armand Garioud, Patrice Cacoub, Gilles Macaigne, Laurent Alric, Vincent Jouannaud, Hortensia Lison, Carine Chagneau-Derrode, Alexandre Pariente, Agne Combining Grave Accent S Pe Combining Acute Accent Laquier, Marc Bourlie Combining Grave Accent Re, Xavier Causse, Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum, Je Combining Acute Accent Rôme Dumortier, Alexandre Louvet, Isabelle Rosa-He Combining Acute Accent Zode, Nathalie Ganne-Carrie Combining Acute Accent, Ryme Chentouh, Anis Sfaxi, Je Combining Acute Accent Rome Gournay, He Combining Acute Accent le Combining Grave Accent Ne Blasco-Perrin, Teresa Antonini, Laurent Spahr, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki, Christine Silvain, Vincent Di Martino, Jean-Didier Grange, Jacques Denis, Karine Dupont, Pierre Iaria, Isabelle Ollivier-Hourmand, Thong Dao
BACKGROUND: Data on infectious endocarditis (IE) in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) are sparse. We aimed to describe the characteristics and predictors of mortality from IE in patients with LC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 101 patients with LC and 101 controls with IE matched for sex, age, date of IE, and diabetes were retrospectively selected in 23 liver units between 2000 and 2013. RESULTS: Mean age was 60.8±10.5 and 60.6±11.5 years in LC and controls, respectively...
May 3, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723303/factors-associated-with-the-presentation-of-erosive-esophagitis-symptoms-in-health-checkup-subjects-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Naomi Mochizuki, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Masao Kobayashi, Yukinao Yamazaki, Shuichi Terao, Tsuyoshi Sanuki, Akihiko Okada, Masayasu Adachi, Manabu Murakami, Yoshifumi Arisaka, Koji Uno, Atsuhiro Masuda, Masaru Yoshida, Eiji Umegaki, Hiromu Kutsumi, Takeshi Azuma
BACKGROUND: We aimed to clarify the factors associated with the presentation of erosive esophagitis (EE) symptoms in subjects undergoing health checkups. METHODS: We utilized baseline data from 7,552 subjects who underwent upper endoscopy for health screening in a prospective, multicenter cohort study. The subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire detailing their upper abdominal symptoms and lifestyle. Based on the heartburn and/or acid regurgitation frequency, the EE subjects were stratified into the following three groups: (1) at least one day a week (symptomatic EE [sEE]), (2) less than one day a week (mild symptomatic EE [msEE]), and (3) never (asymptomatic EE [aEE])...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720190/factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-functional-dyspepsia
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Ibnu Fajariyadi Hantoro, Ari Fahrial Syam, Endang Mudjaddid, Siti Setiati, Murdani Abdullah
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment is important for patients with functional dyspepsia. However, no studies have assessed factors associated with HRQoL reduction in such patients in an Asian population. This study aimed to determine the contribution of clinical, psychosocial, and demographic factors to HRQoL in affected patients in Indonesia. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we recruited 124 patients in a tertiary hospital with functional dyspepsia according to Rome III criteria...
May 2, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719419/emergency-treatment-of-complicated-colorectal-cancer
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Giovanni Domenico Tebala, Andrea Natili, Antonio Gallucci, Gioia Brachini, Abdul Qayyum Khan, Domenico Tebala, Andrea Mingoli
Aim: To find evidence to suggest the best approach in patients admitted as an emergency for complicated colorectal cancer. Methods: The medical records of 131 patients admitted as an emergency with an obstructing, perforated, or bleeding colorectal cancer to Noble's Hospital, Isle of Man, and the Umberto I University Hospital, Rome, were retrospectively evaluated. Patients were divided in 3 groups on the basis of the emergency treatment they received, namely 1) immediate resection, 2) damage control procedure and elective or semielective resection, and 3) no radical treatment...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717197/effects-of-ngm282-an-fgf19-variant-on-colonic-transit-and-bowel-function-in-functional-constipation-a-randomized-phase-2-trial
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Ibironke Oduyebo, Michael Camilleri, Alfred D Nelson, Disha Khemani, Sara Linker Nord, Irene Busciglio, Duane Burton, Deborah Rhoten, Michael Ryks, Paula Carlson, Leslie Donato, Alan Lueke, Kathline Kim, Stephen J Rossi, Alan R Zinsmeister
OBJECTIVE: NGM282 is an analog of fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19), a potent inhibitor of bile acid (BA) synthesis in animals and humans. In phase 2 trials in type 2 diabetes and primary biliary cholangitis, NGM282 was associated with dose-related abdominal cramping and diarrhea. We aimed to examine effects of NGM282 on colonic transit, stool frequency and consistency, hepatic BA synthesis (fasting serum C4), fecal fat, and BA in functional constipation (FC). METHODS: Two-dose NGM282 (1 and 6 mg, subcutaneously daily), parallel-group, randomized, placebo-controlled, 14-day study in patients with FC (Rome III criteria) and baseline colonic transit 24 h geometric center (GC) <3...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713606/usefulness-of-assessment-of-stool-form-by-the-modified-bristol-stool-form-scale-in-primary-care-pediatrics
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Reema Gulati, Arpitha Komuravelly, Stephen Leb, Maroun J Mhanna, Abdullah Ghori, Janeen Leon, Robert Needlman
Purpose: Rome criteria are considered the gold standard for diagnosing functional constipation. The modified Bristol stool form scale (m-BSFS) was validated to measure stool form in children. However, neither the potential use of the m-BSFS as a tool to facilitate the diagnosis of potential constipation, nor the agreement between m-BSFS and stool consistency by Rome has been studied. Our objective is to determine if m-BSFS is a reliable tool to facilitat detection of constipation; and the agreement between stool form by m-BSFS and hard stool criteria in Rome...
April 2018: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710228/immune-profiling-of-premalignant-lesions-in-patients-with-lynch-syndrome
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Kyle Chang, Melissa W Taggart, Laura Reyes-Uribe, Ester Borras, Erick Riquelme, Reagan M Barnett, Guido Leoni, F Anthony San Lucas, Maria T Catanese, Federica Mori, Maria G Diodoro, Y Nancy You, Ernest T Hawk, Jason Roszik, Paul Scheet, Scott Kopetz, Alfredo Nicosia, Elisa Scarselli, Patrick M Lynch, Florencia McAllister, Eduardo Vilar
Importance: Colorectal carcinomas in patients with Lynch syndrome (LS) arise in a background of mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency, display a unique immune profile with upregulation of immune checkpoints, and response to immunotherapy. However, there is still a gap in understanding the pathogenesis of MMR-deficient colorectal premalignant lesions, which is essential for the development of novel preventive strategies for LS. Objective: To characterize the immune profile of premalignant lesions from a cohort of patients with LS...
April 16, 2018: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705940/subtypes-and-symptoms-of-fecal-incontinence-in-the-dutch-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maxime M van Meegdenburg, Rob J Meinds, Monika Trzpis, Paul M A Broens
PURPOSE: To study the distribution of subtypes and symptoms of fecal incontinence in the general Dutch population. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in a representative sample of the general Dutch population. All respondents (N = 1259) completed the Groningen Defecation and Fecal Continence questionnaire. We assigned the respondents to a so-called healthy subgroup (n = 1008) and a comorbidity subgroup (n = 251). The latter subgroup comprised the respondents who reportedly suffered from chronic diseases and who had undergone surgery known to influence fecal continence...
April 28, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702118/improvement-in-gastrointestinal-symptoms-after-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-refractory-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Jeffrey M Lackner, James Jaccard, Laurie Keefer, Darren Brenner, Rebecca Firth, Gregory D Gudleski, Frank Hamilton, Leonard A Katz, Susan S Krasner, Chang-Xing Ma, Christopher Radziwon, Michael D Sitrin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is an urgent need for safe treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that relieve treatment-refractory symptoms and their societal and economic burden. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment that has not been broadly adopted into routine clinical practice. We performed a randomized controlled trial to assess clinical responses to home-based CBT compared with clinic-based CBT and patient education. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 436 patients with IBS, based on Rome III criteria, at 2 tertiary centers from August 23, 2010 through October 21, 2016...
April 24, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697936/do-uroflowmetry-and-post-void-residual-urine-tests-necessary-in-children-with-primary-nocturnal-enuresis
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Shang-Jen Chang, Stephen Shei-Dei Yang
OBJECTIVES: To examine the benefits of repetitive uroflowmetry and post void residual urine (PVR) tests in children with primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Children aged ≥6 years with PNE who visited our clinics for management of enuresis were included for study. Patients were requested to complete a questionnaire including baseline characteristics and Dysfunctional Voiding Symptom Score (DVSS), 2-day bladder diary, and Rome III criteria for constipation...
March 15, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695183/efficacy-of-bacillus-coagulans-unique-is2-in-treatment-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-children-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-study
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M Ratna Sudha, N Jayanthi, M Aasin, R D Dhanashri, T Anirudh
The efficacy of the probiotic strain, Bacillus coagulans Unique IS2 in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was evaluated in children. A total of 141 children of either sex in the age group 4-12 years, diagnosed with IBS according to the Rome III criteria, participated in the double-blind randomised controlled trial. Children received either B. coagulans Unique IS2 chewable tablets or placebo once daily for eight weeks followed by a two week follow-up period. Reduction in pain intensity as well as other symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome like abdominal discomfort, bloating, distension, sense of incomplete evacuation, straining at stool, urgency of bowel movement, passage of gas and mucus, and bowel habit satisfaction were assessed...
April 26, 2018: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695117/seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-health-care-workers-a-pre-post-intervention-study-in-an-italian-paediatric-hospital
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Francesco Gilardi, Guido Castelli Gattinara, Maria Rosaria Vinci, Marta Ciofi Degli Atti, Veronica Santilli, Rita Brugaletta, Annapaola Santoro, Rosina Montanaro, Luisa Lavorato, Massimiliano Raponi, Salvatore Zaffina
Despite relevant recommendations and evidences on the efficacy of influenza vaccination in health care workers (HCWs), vaccination coverage rates in Europe and Italy currently do not exceed 25%. Aim of the study is to measure the variations in vaccination coverage rates in an Italian pediatric hospital after a promotion campaign performed in the period October⁻December 2017. The design is a pre-post intervention study. The intervention is based on a wide communication campaign and an expanded offer of easy vaccination on site...
April 24, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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