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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821163/metformin-maintains-mucosal-integrity-in-experimental-model-of-colitis-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-pro-inflammatory-signaling
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Abhimanu Pandey, Sneh Verma, Vijay L Kumar
Metformin, an antidiabetic drug, is well known for its multifarious properties and its ability to modulate inflammatory cascade. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory condition of the colon where drugs exhibiting anti-inflammatory property have been shown to induce and maintain remission. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of metformin against acetic-acid induced colitis in rat. The study included five groups of rats namely normal control, experimental control, drug treated groups (50 and 500mg/kg of metformin, MET50, MET500 and 300mg/kg of mesalazine, MSZ300)...
August 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808397/genistein-attenuated-gastric-injury-on-indomethacin-induced-gastropathy-in-rats
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Sarocha Vivatvakin, Duangporn Werawatganon, Kanjana Somanawat, Naruemon Klaikeaw, Prasong Siriviriyakul
OBJECTIVES: To investigates the mucoprotective effect of genistein on gastric injury in rats with indomethacin (IMN)-induced gastropathy. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups. Group 1 (control; n = 6) was given distilled water (DW). Group 2 (IMN; n = 6) was given indomethacin (IMN) 150 mg/kg dissolved in 5% sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3(-)) 1 mL/rat via intragastric tube at time 0 and 4 h. Group 3 (genistein; n = 6) was given genistein 100 mg/kg dissolved in 0...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807848/hydroalcoholic-extract-from-bark-of-persea-major-meisn-l-e-kopp-lauraceae-exerts-antiulcer-effects-in-rodents-by-the-strengthening-of-the-gastric-protective-factors
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Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Thaise Boeing, Benhur Judah Cury, Viviane Miranda Bispo Steimbach, Rivaldo Niero, Lauro Mera de Souza, Luisa Mota da Silva, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
ETHOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Persea major (Meisn.) L.E. Kopp (Lauraceae) (botanical synonym: Persea pyrifolia (D. Don) Spreng, Persea pyrifolia Nees and Mart., Persea cordata var. major (Meisn.) Mez and Persea willdenovii Kosterm) is a medicinal plant native in the south of Brazil, where is popularly known as Pau de Andrade, Maçaranduba or Abacate-do-Mato. Its barks are commonly used to prepare an infusion which is administered orally or topically to treat ulcers and wounds, respectively...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806973/protective-effects-of-orange-citrus-sinensis-l-peel-aqueous-extract-and-hesperidin-on-oxidative-stress-and-peptic-ulcer-induced-by-alcohol-in-rat
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Slimen Selmi, Kais Rtibi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Massive alcohol drinking can lead to gastric ulcer. In the present study we investigated the gastroprotective effect of Citrus sinensis peel aqueous extract (CSPE) and Hesperidin (H) in ethanol (EtOH) induced oxidative stress and peptic ulcer in rats. METHODS: Seventy adult male Wistar rats were divided into seven groups of 10 each: control, EtOH (4 g/kg b.w.), EtOH + various doses of CSPE (100, 200 and 400 mg/kg, b.w.), EtOH + Hesperidin (50 mg/kg, p...
August 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795878/effects-of-prisma%C3%A2-skin-dermal-regeneration-device-containing-glycosaminoglycans-on-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts
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Raffaella Belvedere, Valentina Bizzarro, Luca Parente, Francesco Petrella, Antonello Petrella
Prisma® Skin is a new pharmaceutical device developed by Mediolanum Farmaceutici S.p.a. It includes alginates, hyaluronic acid and mainly mesoglycan. The latter is a natural glycosaminoglycan preparation containing chondroitin sulfate, dermatan sulfate, heparan sulfate and heparin and it is used in the treatment of vascular disease. Glycosaminoglycans may contribute to the re-epithelialization in the skin wound healing, as components of the extracellular matrix. Here we describe, for the first time, the effects of Prisma® Skin in in vitro cultures of adult epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts...
August 10, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790223/the-effect-of-psychological-stress-on-mucosal-il-6-and-helicobacter-pylori-activity-in-functional-dyspepsia
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Eryati Darwin, Arina Widya Murni, Adnil E Nurdin
BACKGROUND: pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia remains poorly understood. Many factors such as gastric motility disorder, visceral hypersensitivity, Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection, psychological stress and excessive gastric acid secretion play roles in this symptom. Psychological stress may promote peptic ulcer and has an effect on ulcers-associated Hp. This study aimed to determine Helicobacter pylori activity and expression of mucosal IL-6 and their association with psychological stress...
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790093/aggressive-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-sigmoid-colon-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Patrick Stoner, Taban Ghaffaripour, David Cohen
Colonic inflammation seen in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) predisposes to the development of colorectal adenocarcinoma. In contrast, colorectal neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs) have rarely been reported in the setting of IBD, and no definitive relationship between these tumours and IBD has been established. Dysplasia from chronic inflammation leading to neuroendocrine cell differentiation may be responsible for NEC development, though this finding has not been seen consistently. We present a case of large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the sigmoid colon in a 65-year-old woman with long-standing ulcerative colitis...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783067/a-study-of-thermistor-performance-within-a-textile-structure
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Theodore Hughes-Riley, Pasindu Lugoda, Tilak Dias, Christophe L Trabi, Robert H Morris
Textiles provide an ideal structure for embedding sensors for medical devices. Skin temperature measurement is one area in which a sensor textile could be particularly beneficial; pathological skin is normally very sensitive, making the comfort of anything placed on that skin paramount. Skin temperature is an important parameter to measure for a number of medical applications, including for the early detection of diabetic foot ulcer formation. To this end an electronic temperature-sensor yarn was developed by embedding a commercially available thermistor chip into the fibres of a yarn, which can be used to produce a textile or a garment...
August 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768046/carbon-monoxide-released-from-its-pharmacological-donor-tricarbonyldichlororuthenium-ii-dimer-corm-2-accelerates-the-healing-of-pre-existing-gastric-ulcers
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Magierowski Marcin, Magierowska Katarzyna, Hubalewska-Mazgaj Magdalena, Sliwowski Zbigniew, Ginter Grzegorz, Pajdo Robert, Chmura Anna, Kwiecien Slawomir, Brzozowski Tomasz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Carbon monoxide (CO), gaseous mediator produced by heme oxygenases (HO), has been shown to prevent stress-, ethanol-, aspirin- or alendronate-induced gastric damage, however, its role in the gastric ulcer healing has not been fully explained. We investigated whether CO released from tricarbonyldichlororuthenium (II) dimer (CORM-2) can affect gastric ulcer healing and determined mechanisms involved in healing action of this compound. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Gastric ulcers were induced in Wistar rats by serosal application of acetic acid...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762585/therapeutic-effects-of-6-gingerol-8-gingerol-and-10-gingerol-on-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-acute-ulcerative-colitis-in-rats
#10
Feng Zhang, Na Ma, Yong-Feng Gao, Li-Li Sun, Ji-Guo Zhang
Ulcerative colitis is one of the most common types of inflammatory bowel disease and is multifactorial and relapsing. 6-Gingerol, a component of gingerols extracted from ginger (Zingiber officinale), has been reported to improve ulcerative colitis. The present study aims to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of two analogous forms of 6-gingerol, 8-gingerol, and 10-gingerol, on ulcerative colitis. Colitis was induced in rats through consumption of 5% (w/v) dextran sulfate sodium drinking water for 7 consecutive days...
August 1, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759469/what-is-new-in-the-prevention-of-nosocomial-pneumonia-in-the-icu
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Michael Klompas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize and contextualize recent evidence on preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). RECENT FINDINGS: Many centers continue to report dramatic decreases in VAP rates after implementing ventilator bundles. Interpreting these reports is complicated, however, by the subjectivity and lack of specificity of VAP definitions. More objective data suggest VAP rates may not have meaningfully changed over the past decade. If so, this compels us to re-examine and revise the prevention bundles we have been using to prevent VAP...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752210/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-atherosclerosis-is-there-a-causal-relationship
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REVIEW
Z Xu, J Li, H Wang, G Xu
For many years, the coexistence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and atherosclerotic diseases in a disproportional number of patients has inspired the presumption that a causal relationship exists between the conditions. This presumption was evidenced by the simultaneously declining epidemics of duodenal ulcer and coronary artery diseases in the United States in the past 40 years, and was further evidenced by the detection of H. pylori and their DNA in atherosclerotic plaques. Suggested mechanisms underlying this possible causality include intensified inflammatory stress, dyslipidemia, abnormal glucose metabolism, arterial stiffness, increased blood pressure and malnutrition...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751935/chk1-promotes-dna-damage-response-bypass-following-oxidative-stress-in-a-model-of-hydrogen-peroxide-associated-ulcerative-colitis-through-jnk-inactivation-and-chromatin-binding
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Kathrin Reissig, Andrew Silver, Roland Hartig, Antje Schinlauer, Diana Walluscheck, Thomas Guenther, Sandra Siedentopf, Jochen Ross, Diep-Khanh Vo, Albert Roessner, Angela Poehlmann-Nitsche
Dysregulation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation promoted DNA damage response bypass and tumorigenesis in our model of hydrogen peroxide-associated ulcerative colitis (UC) and in patients with quiescent UC (QUC), UC-related dysplasia, and UC-related carcinoma (UC-CRC), thereby adapting to oxidative stress. In the UC model, we have observed features of oncogenic transformation: increased proliferation, undetected DNA damage, and apoptosis resistance. Here, we show that Chk1 was downregulated but activated in the acute and quiescent chronic phases...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750312/synthesis-of-2-imino-and-2-hydrazono-thiazolo-4-5-d-pyrimidines-as-corticotropin-releasing-factor-crf-antagonists
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Mohamed Teleb, Bhimanna Kuppast, Katerina Spyridaki, George Liapakis, Hesham Fahmy
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is an important neuropeptide hormone which controls the body's overall response to stress. It plays a crucial role in regulating the behavioral, cardiovascular, immune and gastrointestinal systems. Over-activation of the CRF system has been implicated in many disorders including anxiety, depression, drug addiction, hypertension, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), peptic ulcers, inflammation and others. Thus, binding of CRF to its receptors is an attractive target to develop new medications which aim at treating ailments associated with chronic stress...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742114/a-unique-polysaccharide-purified-from-hericium-erinaceus-mycelium-prevents-oxidative-stress-induced-by-h2o2-in-human-gastric-mucosa-epithelium-cell
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Mingxing Wang, Nakajima Kanako, Yanqiu Zhang, Xulang Xiao, Qipin Gao, Konishi Tetsuya
Hericium erinaceus (HE) has been used both as a traditional Chinese medicine and home remedy for treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers and gastritis. EP-1, a purified polysaccharide isolated from HE mycelium, has recently been identified as the active component responsible for HE anti-gastritis activity. Because oxidative stress has been implicated as a pathogenic cause of gastritis and gastric ulcers, EP-1 antioxidant properties were systematically examined in vitro using the human gastric mucosal epithelial cell line, GES-1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740353/anti-apoptotic-effect-of-banhasasim-tang-on-chronic-acid-reflux-esophagitis
#16
Mi-Rae Shin, Hyo-Jin An, Bu-Il Seo, Seong-Soo Roh
AIM: To evaluate the anti-apoptotic effect of banhasasim-tang (BHSST) on chronic acid reflux esophagitis (CARE) using a rat model. METHODS: A surgically-induced CARE model was established in Sprague-Dawley rats. The modeled rats were divided into a treatment group or untreated group, and given BHSST (1 g/kg body weight per day) or water, respectively, for 15 consecutive days (n = 7 each group). Changes in expression of proteins related to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase and apoptosis were assessed by western blotting...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719542/cideb-deficiency-aggravates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-ulcerative-colitis-in-mice-by-exacerbating-the-oxidative-burden-in-colonic-mucosa
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Chao Sun, Yuanlin Zhao, Xing Gao, Yuan Yuan, Chao Wang, Yingmei Wang, Lijun Zhang, Yu Gu, Feng Zhang, Peizhen Hu, Zhe Wang, Zhuyi Li, Jiankuan Shi, Sheng Li, Kaiyu Cao, Bingcheng Ren, Ming Yu, Weihua Liang, Zengshan Li, Jing Ye
BACKGROUND: Abnormal lipid metabolism is one of many factors that contribute to the development of ulcerative colitis (UC). As a lipid droplet-associated protein, Cideb facilitated the export of lipids from enterocytes and promoted intestinal lipid absorption. We found that Cideb was upregulated in the colonic mucosa of both UC patients and dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced mouse colitis, but its roles in the pathogenesis of UC are still ill-defined. METHODS: Acute colitis was induced with DSS in Cideb-null and wild-type mice, and the inflammation and oxidative stress were evaluated in the colonic mucosa...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717212/a-clinicopathological-analysis-of-153-acral-melanomas-and-the-relevance-of-mechanical-stress
#18
Yi-Shuan Sheen, Yi-Hua Liao, Ming-Hsien Lin, Jau-Shiuh Chen, Jau-Yu Liau, Yu-Ju Tseng, Chih-Hung Lee, Yih-Leong Chang, Chia-Yu Chu
The pathogenesis of melanomas emerging in plantar surfaces remains unclear; however, mechanical stress has been reported to increase the formation of melanomas. In this study, we conducted a multicenter retrospective analysis of 153 acral melanomas diagnosed between 2000 and 2015 in Taiwan. The male-to-female ratio of the patients in question was 1:1.28, and the mean age at diagnosis was 68 years. We examined whether melanomas which developed in different areas of the patients' soles differed in their associations with various clinicopathological characteristics and survival...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711030/carvedilol-can-attenuate-histamine-induced-paw-edema-and-formaldehyde-induced-arthritis-in-rats-without-risk-of-gastric-irritation
#19
Afaf Sayed Osman, Dina Ahmed Labib, Mahmoud M Kamel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to control joint damage and any associated complications such as cardiovascular disease. Most anti-inflammatory drugs have a high tendency to cause gastro-intestinal irritation. The present study is designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of carvedilol and to study its effect on gastric mucosa. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Lornoxicam (1.3mg/kg) or carvedilol (10mg/kg) was administrated orally 1h before histamine injection into animals of a histamine-induced paw edema model and orally daily for 11days into animals of a formaldehyde-induced arthritis model...
July 12, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699352/redox-signaling-in-diabetic-wound-healing-regulates-extracellular-matrix-deposition
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Britta Kunkemoeller, Themis R Kyriakides
SIGNIFICANCE: Impaired wound healing is a major complication of diabetes, and can lead to development of chronic foot ulcers in a significant number of patients. Despite the danger posed by poor healing, very few specific therapies exist, leaving patients at risk of hospitalization, amputation, and further decline in overall health. Recent Advances: Redox signaling is a key regulator of wound healing, especially through its influence on the extracellular matrix (ECM). Normal redox signaling is disrupted in diabetes leading to several pathological mechanisms that alter the balance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and scavenging...
August 10, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
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