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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241120/a-study-on-the-association-of-mood-disorders-and-gluten-related-diseases
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Brunetta Porcelli, Valeria Verdino, Fabio Ferretti, Nicola Bizzaro, Lucia Terzuoli, Francesca Cinci, Letizia Bossini, Andrea Fagiolini
Our study aimed to evaluate the presence of antibodies related to gluten intolerance in patients with mood disorders. A total of 60 patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or depressive disorder were recruited. Fourty-eight subjects randomly selected among unrelated family members were included as controls. Celiac disease-associated antibodies were assayed both in the patients and controls. Mean values of IgA/IgG anti-gliadin antibodies, IgA/IgG anti-deamidated gliadin peptide antibodies and IgA anti-transglutaminase (tTG) antibodies were not different between patients and controls...
December 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240009/gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Cecilie Ejerskov, Klaus Krogh, John R Ostergaard, Iben Joensson, Annette Haagerup
OBJECTIVES: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a complex genetic disorder characterized by symptoms of the skin and nervous system. A previous study indicated that constipation is common in children with NF1. The aim of the present study was to investigate the phenotype and prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in a population of 4-17-year-olds with NF1 compared to their unaffected siblings. METHODS: Gastrointestinal symptoms were assessed with a web-based, parent or self-administered, validated, Rome® III diagnostic questionnaire...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238902/dietary-therapy-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-elimination-and-reintroduction
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REVIEW
Kara L Kliewer, Alison M Cassin, Carina Venter
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a food antigen-mediated disorder of the esophagus characterized by eosinophil predominant inflammation and symptoms of esophageal dysfunction. Dietary antigen elimination induces clinical and histological remission in patients with EoE. The most restrictive of elimination diets (the elemental diet) removes all possible food antigens while empiric elimination diets remove all (or a subset) of food antigens most commonly reported to cause esophageal eosinophilia and food allergies (milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, or legumes)...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238211/interdependency-between-mechanical-parameters-and-afferent-nerve-discharge-in-remodeled-diabetic-goto-kakizaki-rat-intestine
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Jingbo Zhao, Jian Yang, Donghua Liao, Hans Gregersen
Background: Gastrointestinal disorders are very common in diabetic patients, but the pathogenesis is still not well understood. Peripheral afferent nerves may be involved due to the complex regulation of gastrointestinal function by the enteric nervous system. Objective: We aimed to characterize the stimulus-response function of afferent fibers innervating the jejunum in the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rat model. A key question is whether changes in afferent firing arise from remodeled tissue or from adaptive afferent processes...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237657/rare-side-effect-of-adjuvant-ipilimumab-after-surgical-resection-of-melanoma-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Rohini J Patel, Michael A Liu, Akshay Amaraneni, Simran K Sindhu
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a life-threatening neurological disorder that presents with rapid ascending paralysis and areflexia. Guillain-Barré syndrome is traditionally associated with infections from a gastrointestinal or respiratory tract source. We report the case of a 71-year-old man with melanoma who was treated with ipilimumab as adjuvant immunotherapy and subsequently developed Guillain-Barré syndrome. The diagnosis was made clinically through physical exam findings. He was successfully treated with a combination of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and corticosteroids...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236231/dimethyl-fumarate-a-review-in-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis
#6
Hannah A Blair
Fumaric acid esters (FAEs) have been used in the treatment of psoriasis in some European countries for over 20 years, and are recommended in the European guidelines for the management of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Dimethyl fumarate (Skilarence®; hereafter referred to as DMF) is an orally administered FAE indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults in need of systemic medicinal therapy; unlike other available FAEs, it is not formulated in combination with monoethyl fumarate salts...
December 13, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236209/adverse-events-under-tacrolimus-and-cyclosporine-in-the-first-3-years-post-renal-transplantation-in-children
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Pauline Lancia, Beate Aurich, Phuong Ha, Anne Maisin, Véronique Baudouin, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
BACKGROUND: Progress in immunosuppression has reduced acute rejection, graft loss and mortality after renal transplantation. Adverse drug reactions are well described in adults but few data are available in children. Our objectives were to analyse the adverse events reported in the first 3 years post-transplantation in children receiving tacrolimus or cyclosporine-based immunosuppression and compare them with the information of the Summary of Product Characteristics. METHODS: This retrospective study included all children who underwent a renal transplant at Hospital Robert Debré between 2002 and 2015...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234895/intestinal-stem-cells-to-advance-drug-development-precision-and-regenerative-medicine-a-paradigm-shift-in-translational-research
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Jonathan P Mochel, Albert E Jergens, Dawn Kingsbury, Hyun Jung Kim, Martín G Martín, Karin Allenspach
Recent advances in our understanding of the intestinal stem cell niche and the role of key signaling pathways on cell growth and maintenance have allowed the development of fully differentiated epithelial cells in 3D organoids. Stem cell-derived organoids carry significant levels of proteins that are natively expressed in the gut and have important roles in drug transport and metabolism. They are, therefore, particularly relevant to study the gastrointestinal (GI) absorption of oral medications. In addition, organoids have the potential to serve as a robust preclinical model for demonstrating the effectiveness of new drugs more rapidly, with more certainty, and at lower costs compared with live animal studies...
December 12, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234365/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-properties-of-croton-macrostachyus-hochst-ex-delile-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Alfred Maroyi
Croton macrostachyus is widely used as herbal medicine by the indigenous people of tropical Africa. The potential of C. macrostachyus as herbal medicine, the phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties of its parts used as herbal medicines are reviewed. The extensive literature survey revealed that C. macrostachyus is traditionally used to treat or manage at least 81 human and animal diseases and ailments. The species is used as herbal medicine for diseases and ailments such as abdominal pains, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, malaria, pneumonia, sexually transmitted infections, skin infections, typhoid, and wounds and as ethnoveterinary medicine...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232851/a-novel-prebiotic-blend-product-prevents-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-mice-by-improving-gut-microbiota-and-modulating-immune-response
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Qian Chen, Yiping Ren, Jihong Lu, Mark Bartlett, Lei Chen, Yan Zhang, Xiaokui Guo, Chang Liu
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder yet it still lacks effective prevention therapies. The aim of this study is to determine whether a novel prebiotic blend (PB) composed of fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), galactooligosaccharide (GOS), inulin and anthocyanins could be effective in preventing the development of IBS. We explored the possible mechanisms both in animal and in cells. Post-infectious IBS models in C57BL/6 mice were established and were pretreated with the PB, PB and probiotic strains 8 weeks in advance of infection...
December 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232003/molecular-dynamics-insights-into-the-structure-function-and-substrate-binding-mechanism-of-mucin-desulfating-sulfatase-of-gut-microbe-bacteroides-fragilis
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Ardhendu Bhusan Praharaj, Budheswar Dehury, Namita Mahapatra, Shantanu Kumar Kar, Santosh Kumar Behera
The complex and dynamic consortia of microbiota that harbors the human gastrointestinal tract contributes ominously to the maintenance of health, the onset and progression of diverse spectrum of disorders. The capability of these enteric microbes to bloom within the gut mucosal milieu is often associated to the glycan metabolism of mucin-degrading bacteria. Accruing evidences suggests that the desulfation of mucin is a rate-limiting step in mucin degradation mechanism by colonic bacterial mucin-desulfating sulfatase enzymes (MDS) enzymes...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230173/blueberry-phenolics-reduce-gastrointestinal-infection-of-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-by-improving-depressant-induced-autoimmune-disorder-via-mir-155-mediated-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Ning Xu, Hao Meng, Tianyi Liu, Yingli Feng, Yuan Qi, Donghuan Zhang, Honglei Wang
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) often causes human depression, whereas depression-induced low immunity makes the patients susceptible to gastrointestinal infection. Blueberry possesses antidepressant properties which may improve autoimmunity and reduce gastrointestinal infection. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) performs antidepressant function and can be regulated by miR-155, which may be affected by blueberry. To explore the possible molecular mechanism, blueberry compounds were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230136/managing-the-adult-patient-with-short-bowel-syndrome
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Carol Rees Parrish, John K DiBaise
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a malabsorptive disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality, reduced quality of life, and high health care costs. Managing the patient with SBS requires an understanding of gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; a dedicated multidisciplinary team; and the coordination of dietary, fluid, pharmacologic, and comorbid disease management. This article provides an overview of the current state of management of SBS, including a practical approach to optimizing the care and quality of life of the adult patient with SBS...
October 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229467/renal-involvement-in-pmm2-cdg-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Ruqaiah Altassan, Peter Witters, Zubaida Saifudeen, Dulce Quelhas, Jaak Jaeken, Elena Levtchenko, David Cassiman, Eva Morava
Phosphomannomutase 2 deficiency (PMM2-CDG) is the most common N-linked glycosylation disorder. The majority of patients present with a multisystem phenotype, including central nervous system involvement, hepatopathy, gastrointestinal and cardiac symptoms, endocrine dysfunction and abnormal coagulation. Renal abnormalities including congenital malformations and altered renal function are part of the multisystem manifestations of congenital disorders of glycosylation. We reviewed the literature on 933 patients with molecularly and/or enzymatically confirmed PMM2 deficiency to evaluate the incidence of renal involvement in PMM2-CDG...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229450/gastric-emptying-time-esophageal-ph-impedance-parameters-quality-of-life-and-gastrointestinal-comorbidity-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Paolo Quitadamo, Letizia Zenzeri, Enza Mozzillo, Irene Cuccurullo, Alba Rocco, Adriana Franzese, Gerardo Nardone, Annamaria Staiano
OBJECTIVES: To provide further evidence regarding the relationship between obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children, through the use of 13C-octanoic acid breath test for gastric emptying time (GET) assessment and esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance pH-testing (MII-pH). STUDY DESIGN: Obese children aged 4-17 years completed a questionnaire investigating reflux symptoms, the presence of functional gastrointestinal disorders, and quality of life...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228523/advanced-therapeutic-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-in-children-today-and-tomorrow
#16
Zaheer Nabi, Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy plays an indispensable role in the diagnosis and management of various pediatric GI disorders. While the pace of development of pediatric GI endoscopy has increased over the years, it remains sluggish compared to the advancements in GI endoscopic interventions available in adults. The predominant reasons that explain this observation include lack of formal training courses in advanced pediatric GI interventions, economic constraints in establishing a pediatric endoscopy unit, and unavailability of pediatric-specific devices and accessories...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224799/editorial-overview-gastrointestinal-new-frontiers-in-therapeutics-for-gi-diseases-and-disorders-from-micrornas-to-novel-pharmaceutics-to-low-fodmap-diets-and-microbiome
#17
EDITORIAL
Fievos L Christofi, Adil E Bharucha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224457/treatment-of-vincristine-induced-ileus-with-metoclopramide-a-case-report
#18
Hamidreza T Masoumi, Molouk Hadjibabaie, Morvarid Zarif-Yeganeh, Behrouz Khajeh, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Introduction Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is an invasive malignancy which ought to be treated with several cytotoxic medications. Vincristine-based regimen is among the most commonly used regimens for the treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Peripheral neuropathy caused by vincristine provides a limitation in dose administration and can influence the treatment outcome and patient's quality of life. Case presentation Ileus and constipation occurred as a result of autonomic neuropathy in a 58-year-old man who underwent vincristine-based regimen for acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222399/pediatric-disorders-of-orthostatic-intolerance
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REVIEW
Julian M Stewart, Jeffrey R Boris, Gisela Chelimsky, Phillip R Fischer, John E Fortunato, Blair P Grubb, Geoffrey L Heyer, Imad T Jarjour, Marvin S Medow, Mohammed T Numan, Paolo T Pianosi, Wolfgang Singer, Sally Tarbell, Thomas C Chelimsky
Orthostatic intolerance (OI), having difficulty tolerating an upright posture because of symptoms or signs that abate when returned to supine, is common in pediatrics. For example, ∼40% of people faint during their lives, half of whom faint during adolescence, and the peak age for first faint is 15 years. Because of this, we describe the most common forms of OI in pediatrics and distinguish between chronic and acute OI. These common forms of OI include initial orthostatic hypotension (which is a frequently seen benign condition in youngsters), true orthostatic hypotension (both neurogenic and nonneurogenic), vasovagal syncope, and postural tachycardia syndrome...
December 8, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220864/the-nature-of-catecholamine-containing-neurons-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-in-relationship-with-organogenesis-normal-human-anatomy-and-neurodegeneration
#20
G Natale, L Ryskalin, C L Busceti, F Biagioni, F Fornai
The gastrointestinal tract is provided with extrinsic and intrinsic innervation. The extrinsic innervation includes the classic vagal parasympathetic and sympathetic components, with afferent sensitive and efferent secretomotor fibers. The intrinsic innervations is represented by the enteric nervous system (ENS), which is recognized as a complex neural network controlling a variety of cell populations, including smooth muscle cells, mucosal secretory cells, endocrine cells, microvasculature, immune and inflammatory cells...
September 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
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