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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321329/utility-of-the-wireless-motility-capsule-and-lactulose-breath-testing-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-who-present-with-functional-gastrointestinal-symptoms
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Andrew Su, Rita Gandhy, Carrolee Barlow, George Triadafilopoulos
BACKGROUND: The aetiology and origin of gastrointestinal symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) remains poorly understood. Gastroparesis, small bowel transit delay and bacterial overgrowth may, individually or collectively, play a role. AIMS: In patients with PD and functional gastrointestinal symptoms, we aimed to determine the utility of the wireless motility capsule and lactulose breath tests in further defining their symptoms' aetiology. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, consecutive patients with PD and functional gastrointestinal symptoms underwent clinical assessment, as well as wireless motility capsule and lactulose breath testing using standard protocols...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316066/long-term-results-and-tolerability-of-tandem-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-90-y-177-lu-dotatate-in-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-respect-to-the-primary-location-a-10-year-study
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Jolanta Kunikowska, Dariusz Pawlak, Marianna I Bąk, Beata Kos-Kudła, Renata Mikołajczak, Leszek Królicki
INTRODUCTION: The peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with (90)Y and (177)Lu is a form of molecular targeted therapy for inoperable or disseminated neuroendocrine tumors (NET). AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical results and long-term side effects of tandem (90)Y /(177)Lu-DOTATATE therapy in patients with NET. Additionally, we evaluated clinical results with reference to the primary site. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 59 patients with disseminated NET were included in the study prospectively...
March 18, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303507/laparoscopic-conversion-of-one-anastomosis-gastric-bypass-to-a-standard-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Imed Ben Amor, Niccolo Petrucciani, Radwan Kassir, Abdullah Al Munifi, Thierry Piche, Tarek Debs, Jean Gugenheim
INTRODUCTION: One anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) demonstrated results similar to traditional Roux-en-Y procedures [1-3], in terms of weight loss and resolution of obesity-related comorbidities. The main controversy regarding OAGB is the concern for an association between biliary alkaline gastritis and esophageal or gastric cancer raised by some studies [4]. METHODS: We present the case of a 51-year-old woman with a BMI of 41 kg/m2 who underwent a laparoscopic OAGB in 2014...
March 16, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300822/human-%C3%AE-defensin-2-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Cindy Chang, Ana Lleo, Anchasa Kananurak, Fabio Grizzi, Koichi Tsuneyama, Pietro Invernizzi, Charles L Bevins, Christopher L Bowlus
OBJECTIVES: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the bile ducts frequently associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggesting an important role for the gut-liver axis. Defensins are small (3.5-4.5 kDa) anti-microbial peptides that contribute to innate immunity at mucosal surfaces and have been implicated in IBD. The aim of this study was to investigate copy number variation of the gene (DEFB4) encoding human β-defensin 2 (HBD2) and protein expression of HBD2 in PSC...
March 16, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300687/primary-multifocal-small-bowel-follicular-lymphoma-discovered-incidentally-on-diagnostic-endoscopy
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Zachary Junga, Amy Stratton, Jeffrey Laczek
This Image of the Month case is important for your readers and the field because it demonstrates a rare disease process of interest along with developments in the diagnosis and treatment of primary gastrointestinal follicular lymphomas.
March 11, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298964/magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-crohn-s-disease-how-we-do-it-and-common-imaging-findings
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REVIEW
Annalisa Mantarro, Paola Scalise, Elisa Guidi, Emanuele Neri
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, with unpredictable clinical course by phases of relapses alternating with other of quiescence. The etiology is multifactorial and is still not completely known; globally the westernization of lifestyle is causing an increasing incidence of CD, with peak age of 20-30 years. The diagnostic workup begins with the evaluation of the clinical history, physical examination and laboratory tests. However, the clinical assessment is subjected interobserver variability and, occasionally, the symptoms of acute and chronic inflammation may be indistinguishable...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298939/sicus-and-ceus-imaging-in-crohn-s-disease-an-update
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REVIEW
Giammarco Mocci, Vincenzo Migaleddu, Francesco Cabras, Danilo Sirigu, Domenico Scanu, Giuseppe Virgilio, Manuela Marzo
Endoscopy remains the main technique in the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn's disease (CD); nevertheless, the recent development of innovative and non-invasive imaging techniques has led to a new tool in the exploration of small bowel in CD patients. This paper reviews the available data on ultrasound imaging used for the evaluation of CD, highlighting the role of small intestine contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with the use of oral and intravenous contrast agents.
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297436/simultaneously-integrated-boost-sib-spares-oar-and-reduces-treatment-time-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Christine H Feng, Yasmin Hasan, Malgorzata Kopec, Hania A Al-Hallaq
We performed a dosimetric comparison of sequential IMRT (sIMRT) and simultaneously integrated boost (SIB) IMRT to boost PET-avid lymph nodes while concurrently treating pelvic targets to determine the potential of SIB IMRT to reduce overall treatment duration in locally advanced cervical cancer. Ten patients receiving definitive radiation therapy were identified retrospectively. RTOG consensus guidelines were followed to delineate the clinical target volume and organs at risk (OAR), which were then expanded per IMRT consortium guidelines to yield the planning target volume (PTV)...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295177/a-fast-small-sample-kernel-independence-test-for-microbiome-community-level-association-analysis
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Xiang Zhan, Anna Plantinga, Ni Zhao, Michael C Wu
To fully understand the role of microbiome in human health and diseases, researchers are increasingly interested in assessing the relationship between microbiome composition and host genomic data. The dimensionality of the data as well as complex relationships between microbiota and host genomics pose considerable challenges for analysis. In this article, we apply a kernel RV coefficient (KRV) test to evaluate the overall association between host gene expression and microbiome composition. The KRV statistic can capture nonlinear correlations and complex relationships among the individual data types and between gene expression and microbiome composition through measuring general dependency...
March 10, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294972/potential-impact-of-diet-on-treatment-effect-from-anti-tnf-drugs-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Vibeke Andersen, Axel Kornerup Hansen, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann
We wanted to investigate the current knowledge on the impact of diet on anti-TNF response in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), to identify dietary factors that warrant further investigations in relation to anti-TNF treatment response, and, finally, to discuss potential strategies for such investigations. PubMed was searched using specified search terms. One small prospective study on diet and anti-TNF treatment in 56 patients with CD found similar remission rates after 56 weeks among 32 patients with good compliance that received concomitant enteral nutrition and 24 with poor compliance that had no dietary restrictions (78% versus 67%, p = 0...
March 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290145/successful-surgical-intervention-for-rectal-perforation-due-to-polyarteritis-nodosa-report-of-a-case
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Keiji Yoshiya, Yu Imamura, Yu Nakaji, Daisuke Taniguchi, Rinne Takeda, Koji Ando, Yuichiro Nakashima, Motohiro Shimizu, Kippei Ohgaki, Norihiro Furusyo, Takuya Matsumoto, Hiroshi Saeki, Yoshinao Oda, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a primary systemic necrotizing vasculitis with diffuse organ involvements, resulting in a high mortality rate due to multiple organ failure. Although the small bowel is the frequently targeted organ of PAN-associated vasculitis, rectal involvement is very rare, and only one case of rectal bleeding has been previously reported. The mortality rate of PAN with gastrointestinal (GI) perforation is reportedly much higher than that of without severe GI involvement...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287942/fdg-pet-ct-pitfalls-in-gynecologic-and-genitourinary-oncologic-imaging
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Amish Lakhani, Sairah R Khan, Nishat Bharwani, Victoria Stewart, Andrea G Rockall, Sameer Khan, Tara D Barwick
The role of whole-body positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) with fluorodeoxyglucose ( FDG fluorodeoxyglucose ) is now established in the assessment of many gynecologic and genitourinary malignant tumors. FDG fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT has been widely adopted for staging assessments in patients with suspected advanced disease, in cases of suspected disease recurrence, and for determining prognosis in a number of malignancies. A number of pitfalls are commonly encountered when reviewing FDG fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans in gynecologic and genitourinary cases; these pitfalls can be classified into those that yield potential false-positive or false-negative results...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286879/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-enterography-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-crohn-s-disease-an-observational-comparison-study
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Rune Wilkens, David A Peters, Agnete H Nielsen, Valeriya P Hovgaard, Henning Glerup, Klaus Krogh
Purpose e Cross-sectional imaging methods are important for objective evaluationof small intestinal inflammationinCrohn'sdisease(CD).The primary aim was to compare relative parameters of intestinal perfusion between contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance enterography (DCE-MRE) in CD. Furthermore, we aimed at testing the repeatability of regions of interest (ROIs) for CEUS. Methods This prospective study included 25 patients: 12 females (age: 37, range: 19-66) with moderate to severe CD and a bowel wall thickness>3mm evaluated with DCE-MRE and CEUS...
February 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286723/fecal-myeloperoxidase-as-a-biomarker-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
David R Hansberry, Kush Shah, Prateek Agarwal, Nitin Agarwal
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition involving the inflammation of the colon and small intestine. IBD affects as many as 1.4 million people in the U.S. alone and costs the health care industry over $1.7 billion annually. Managing IBD normally requires invasive and often discomforting diagnostic tests. In an effort to alleviate the painful and costly nature of traditional diagnosis, there has been increasing research initiative focused on noninvasive biomarkers. PubMed, provided by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, was utilized with the following search terms: 1) myeloperoxidase (MPO) 2), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and 3) neutrophils...
January 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286191/increased-intestinal-permeability-in-relatives-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-is-not-associated-with-small-bowel-ulcerations
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Christopher W Teshima, Karen J Goodman, Mohamed El-Kalla, Samina Turk, Wael El-Matary, Rosica Valcheva, Ronda Danchak, Marilyn Gordon, Peter Ho, Amanda Mullins, Daniel Wong, Dina Kao, Jonathan Meddings, Hien Huynh, Levinus A Dieleman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many first-degree relatives of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) have increased intestinal permeability. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is the most sensitive imaging test to identify small bowel mucosal lesions that indicate subclinical CD. We aimed to estimate the association of increased intestinal permeability with small bowel ulcerations detectable by VCE in healthy first-degree relatives of patients with CD. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 223 healthy, asymptomatic first-degree relatives of patients with CD (parents, siblings, and children; 9-45 years old) enrolled at the University of Alberta between 2009 and 2012...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283249/sphingosine-1-phosphate-signaling-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Ole Haagen Nielsen, Yuan Li, Bengt Johansson-Lindbom, Mehmet Coskun
An unmet medical need exists for the development of targeted therapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with easily administered and stable oral drugs, particularly as most patients on biologics [i.e., tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and anti-integrins] are either primary non-responders or lose responsiveness during maintenance treatment. A new class of small molecules, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators, has recently shown efficacy in IBD. Here we provide an overview of the mechanism of action of this novel treatment principle in the context of intestinal inflammation...
March 7, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282599/severe-fatal-protein-malnutrition-and-liver-failure-in-a-morbidly-obese-patient-after-mini-gastric-bypass-surgery-case-report
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Mohammad Ali Kalantar Motamedi, Maryam Barzin, Mohammadreza Ebrahimi, Reza Ebrahimi, Alireza Khalaj
INTRODUCTION: Mini-gastric bypass (MGB) is a bariatric surgical technique popular in many centers due to shorter duration, easier technique, and excellent weight loss results. However, it may be associated with postoperative malnutrition. This case describes the clinical course and unfortunate outcome of a morbidly obese patient who underwent MGB and developed malnutrition in the first postoperative year. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 37 year-old female patient with a BMI of 44kg/m(2) successfully underwent MGB surgery in June 2015 and was discharged uneventfully...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282321/intestinal-transplantation-a-review
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Larry Loo, Georgio Vrakas, Srikanth Reddy, Philip Allan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review the existing literature on the current indications, surgical techniques, immunosuppressive therapy and outcomes following intestinal transplantation (ITx). RECENT FINDINGS: Over recent years, ITx has become a more common operation with approximately 2500 procedures carried out worldwide by 2014. It is reserved for patients with intestinal failure and who have developed complications of home parenteral nutrition or who have a high risk of dying from their underlying disease...
March 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282232/an-atypical-case-of-leishmaniasis-associated-with-chronic-duodenitis-in-a-dog
#19
Ignacio Ayala, Luis Jesus Bernal, Juan Diego Garcia-Martinez, Miguel Angel Gomez, Jose Antonio Navarro, Antonio Bernabe
We describe an atypical case of duodenal leishmaniasis in a boxer dog presenting with chronic diarrhea and poor general condition. Antidiarrheic therapy was previously administered without success and inflammatory bowel disease localized to the small intestine was suspected, given the chronic clinical signs and by ruling out other known causes of gastrointestinal inflammation. Endoscopic biopsy of duodenum showed a moderate increase in lamina propria lymphocytes, plasma cells, and macrophages. Basophilic bodies were seen in the cytoplasm of numerous macrophages, suggestive of Leishmania spp, confirmed by immunostaining, and a diagnosis of granulomatous duodenitis associated to Leishmania infection was made...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280702/mycophenolate-mofetil-toxicity-mimicking-acute-cellular-rejection-in-a-small-intestinal-transplant
#20
Ross Apostolov, Khashayar Asadi, Julie Lokan, Ning Kam, Adam Testro
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is an important medication used for maintenance immunosuppression in solid organ transplants. A common gastrointestinal (GI) side effect of MMF is enterocolitis, which has been associated with multiple histological features. There is little data in the literature describing the histological effects of MMF in small intestinal transplant (SIT) recipients. We present a case of MMF toxicity in a SIT recipient, with histological changes in the donor ileum mimicking persistent acute cellular rejection (ACR)...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
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