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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539037/small-bowel-obstruction-caused-by-aloe-vera-bezoars-a-case-report
#1
In Taik Hong, Jae Myung Cha, Hye Jin Ki, Min Seob Kwak, Jin Young Yoon, Hyun Phil Shin, Jung Won Jeoun, Sung Il Choi
Small bowel obstruction is a clinical condition commonly caused by postoperative adhesion, volvulus, intussusceptions, and hernia. Small bowel obstruction due to bezoars is clinically uncommon, accounting for approximately 2-4% of all obstructions. Computed tomography (CT) is a useful method in diagnosing the cause of small bowel obstruction. However, small bowel obstruction caused by bezoars may not be detected by an abdominal CT examination. Herein, we report a rare case of small bowel obstruction by Aloe vera bezoars, which were undetected by an abdominal CT...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528363/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-is-protective-in-experimental-ulcerative-colitis-via-reduction-in-levels-of-pro-inflammatory-mediators-and-enhancement-of-epithelial-barrier-function
#2
Mohammed N Khan, Majella E Lane, Paul A McCarron, Murtaza M Tambuwala
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of the nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-κβ) pathway has been proposed as a therapeutic target due to its key role in the expression of pro-inflammatory genes, including pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, and adhesion molecules. Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agent, found in propolis, and has been reported as a specific inhibitor of NF-κβ. However, the impact of CAPE on levels of myeloperoxidases (MPO) and pro-inflammatory cytokines during inflammation is not clear...
May 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523588/advances-in-the-development-of-janus-kinase-inhibitors-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-future-prospects
#3
Mathurin Flamant, Josselin Rigaill, Stephane Paul, Xavier Roblin
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is caused by a dysregulation of the immune system, inducing the production of proinflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecules. A better understanding of the mucosal immune response in IBD has led to the development of new drugs directed at inflammatory cytokines and leukocyte-trafficking molecules. Beyond tumor necrosis factor antagonists and anti-integrin molecules, which act by blocking the interaction between gut-specific lymphocytes and their receptor on vascular endothelium, the Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling pathway represents a new target in IBD...
May 18, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522908/detection-and-characterization-of-murine-colitis-and-carcinogenesis-by-molecularly-targeted-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#4
Markus Brückner, Jan Heidemann, Tobias M Nowacki, Friederike Cordes, Jörg Stypmann, Philipp Lenz, Faekah Gohar, Andreas Lügering, Dominik Bettenworth
AIM: To study mucosal addressin cellular adhesion molecule-1 (MAdCAM-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the assessment of murine colitis and carcinogenesis. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were challenged with 3% dextran sodium-sulfate (DSS) for three, six or nine days to study the development of acute colitis. Ultrasound was performed with and without the addition of unspecific contrast agents. MAdCAM-1-targeted contrast agent was used to detect and quantify MAdCAM-1 expression...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509142/erosion-of-a-tenckhoff-catheter-to-the-sigmoid-colon-an-uncommon-delayed-complication
#5
Jorge Quinto Ruiz, Carlos Eduardo Durón Gutiérrez, Antonio Hiram Romero Moreno, Stephanie González Rosas, Alfonsina Daniela Castañeda Gutiérrez
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is one of the most commonly used therapies for patients with impaired renal function. Most frequent complications directly related to the catheter usually present within the first weeks, and range from catheter dysfunction to dialysis-associated peritonitis; bowel perforation while placing the catheter is uncommon, and it is usually assessed in the same surgical event. There are, however, delayed complications, and one of the least frequently described is erosion of the catheter into the bowel...
April 26, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486793/inflammatory-bowel-disease-updates-on-molecular-targets-for-biologics
#6
REVIEW
Konstantinos H Katsanos, Konstantinos A Papadakis
Therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has changed, with several new agents being evaluated. The era of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) antibody therapy saw remarkable progress in IBD therapy. Some patients, however, do not respond to anti-TNF treatment, or their response decreases over time. This phenomenon highlights the need to identify new molecular targets for therapy in IBD. The targets of new therapeutic molecules in IBD must aim to restore immune dysregulation by the inhibition of proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, interleukin [IL]-6, IL-13, IL-17, IL-18, and IL-21) and augmentation of the effect of anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-10, IL-11, and transforming growth factor β) and to pursue new anti-inflammatory targets, such as regulatory T-cell therapy, Smad7 antisense, Janus-activated kinase inhibition, Toll-like receptor stimulation, leukocyte adhesion, and blockade of T-cell homing via integrins and mucosal addressin cellular adhesion molecule-1...
May 11, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483604/selective-approach-for-patients-with-advanced-malignancy-and-gastrointestinal-obstruction
#7
Deep Pujara, Yi-Ju Chiang, Janice N Cormier, Eduardo Bruera, Brian Badgwell
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of tumor-related gastrointestinal obstruction and identify variables associated with functional outcome and survival in patients with advanced malignancy and gastrointestinal obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed the medical records of 490 patients with advanced cancer who underwent surgical consultation for gastrointestinal obstruction between January 2000 and May 2014. We used chi-square and logistic regression analyses to identify variables associated with survival and eating at discharge...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481231/zeolite-containing-mixture-supplementation-ameliorated-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice-by-suppressing-the-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pathway-and-improving-apoptosis-in-colon-mucosa
#8
Weida Lyu, Huijuan Jia, Chuanzong Deng, Kenji Saito, Seigo Yamada, Hisanori Kato
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is induced by multiple environmental factors, and there is still no known treatment capable of curing the disease completely. We propose a zeolite-containing mixture (Hydryeast(®), HY)-a multi-component nutraceutical of which the main ingredients are Azumaceramics (mixture of zeolite and oyster shell burned under high temperature), citric acid, red rice yeast (monascus) and calcium stearate-as a nutraceutical intervention in IBD to ameliorate dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis...
May 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472817/fistula-isolation-and-the-use-of-negative-pressure-to-promote-wound-healing-a-case-study
#9
Kersten E Reider
BACKGROUND: A 54-year-old morbidly obese woman with a small bowel obstruction and large ventral hernia was admitted to hospital. She underwent an exploratory laparotomy, lysis of adhesions, and ventral hernia repair with mesh placement. She subsequently developed an enteroatmospheric fistula; several months of hospital care was required to effectively manage the wound and contain effluent from the fistula. METHODS: Several approaches were used to manage output from the fistula during her hospital course...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467734/structural-heteropolysaccharide-adhesion-to-the-glycocalyx-of-visceral-mesothelium
#10
Andrew Servais, Arne Kienzle, Cristian D Valenzuela, Alexandra B Ysasi, Willi L Wagner, Akira Tsuda, Maximilian Ackermann, Steven J Mentzer
Bioadhesives are biopolymers with potential applications in wound healing, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Pectin, a plant-based heteropolysaccharide, has recently demonstrated potential as a mucoadhesive in the gut. Since mucoadhesion is a process likely involving the interpenetration of the pectin polymer with mucin chains, we hypothesized that pectin may also be effective at targeting the glycocalyx of visceral mesothelium. To explore the potential role of pectin as a mesothelial bioadhesive, we studied the interaction of various pectin formulations with the mesothelium of the lung, liver, bowel and heart...
May 3, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465632/potential-role-of-nutraceutical-compounds-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#11
REVIEW
Tiziana Larussa, Maria Imeneo, Francesco Luzza
Conventional therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) involve combinations of pharmacologic agents such as aminosalicylates, azathioprine, and corticosteroids. Recently, the therapeutic scenario has been heavily increased by the introduction of agents including monoclonal antibodies targeted to specific proinflammatory cytokines, to adhesion molecules, and the induction of anti-inflammatory cytokines and T-cell activation. However, the use of these drugs is accompanied by a certain number of side effects, with some of them being quite severe, rising concerns about the safety profile...
April 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458829/distant-melanoma-causing-small-bowel-obstruction
#12
Justin M Hintze, Donal B O'Connor, Peter Molony, Paul C Neary
Small bowel obstructions (SBOs) are common. Adhesions make up the majority of cases at 84.9%, followed by abdominal herniae and malignancies. A 71-year-old female presented with total constipation, abdominal distension, on a background of resected cutaneous melanoma nine years prior. A CT-scan showed small bowel intussusception and disseminated mucosal-enhancing lesions consistent with metastases. She was brought to the operating theatre where six areas of intussusception were identified and manually reduced...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451475/an-unusual-cause-of-small-bowel-obstruction-a-case-report
#13
Sundaramurthi Sudharsanan, T P Elamurugan, Chellappa Vijayakumar, Kumar Rajnish, Sadasivan Jagdish
Small bowel obstruction is a common surgical emergency. The common causes are adhesions, malignancies, and hernias. We present a rare case of small intestinal obstruction caused by an enterolith in the distal ileum in a patient with an apparently normal gut.  A 59-year-old male who underwent gastrojejunostomy 15 years back presented with features of intestinal obstruction of five days' duration. After initial conservative management, the patient was taken up for laparotomy. An enterolith causing obstruction was found in the distal ileum, and it was crushed and milked into the colon...
March 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439845/a-systematic-review-of-the-clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-small-bowel-obstruction
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REVIEW
Srinivas R Rami Reddy, Mitchell S Cappell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aimed to systematically review small bowel obstruction (SBO), focusing on recent changes in diagnosis/therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: SBO incidence is about 350,000/annum in the USA. Etiologies include adhesions (65%), hernias (10%), neoplasms (5%), Crohn's disease (5%), and other (15%). Bowel dilatation occurs proximal to obstruction primarily from swallowed air and secondarily from intraluminal fluid accumulation. Dilatation increases mural tension, decreases mucosal perfusion, causes bacterial proliferation, and decreases mural tensile strength that increases bowel perforation risks...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439632/a-rat-hysteropexy-model-for-evaluating-adhesion-formation-and-comparison-of-two-different-structured-meshes
#15
Ayse Filiz Gokmen-Karasu, Serdar Aydin, Fatma Cavide Sonmez, Ilknur Adanir, Gulsah Ilhan, Seda Ates
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Peritonization of mesh during sacrohysteropexy is generally advocated to prevent adhesions to the viscera; however, randomized clinical trials are lacking, and peritonization may not be completely possible in a laparoscopic hysteropexy procedure. Our main objective was to describe a basic experimental rat sacrohysteropexy model. We hypothesized that even when peritoneal closure was omitted, using composite mesh would result in less adhesions to the viscera...
April 24, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437003/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-the-treatment-of-adenomyosis-selection-criteria-efficacy-safety-and-fertility
#16
Lian Zhang, Fangwen Rao, Raymond Setzen
Adenomyosis is a disorder of uterus in which endometrial glands and stroma are present within the uterine musculature. The main clinical manifestations are dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia. Adenomyosis has a great impact on both the quality of life and fertility of women. The treatment of adenomyosis remains an immense challenge MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant articles were searched through MEDLINE, Pubmed between 2000 and March 2017. The search terms of adenomyosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of adenomyosis, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), Ultrasound-guided HIFU and MRgFUS were used...
April 24, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432022/a-crosstalk-between-muscarinic-and-crf2-receptors-regulates-cellular-adhesion-properties-of-human-colon-cancer-cells
#17
M Pelissier-Rota, N T Chartier, B Bonaz, M R Jacquier-Sarlin
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease often suffer from chronic and relapsing intestinal inflammation that favor the development of colitis associated cancer. An alteration of the epithelial intestinal barrier function observed in IBD is supposed to be a consequence of stress. It has been proposed that corticotrophin-releasing factor receptor (CRF2), one of the two receptors of CRF, the principal neuromediator of stress, acts on cholinergic nerves to induce stress-mediated epithelial barrier dysfunction...
April 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426721/diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-small-bowel-volvulus-in-adults-a-monocentric-summary-of-a-rare-small-intestinal-obstruction
#18
Xiaohang Li, Jialin Zhang, Baifeng Li, Dehui Yi, Chengshuo Zhang, Ning Sun, Wu Lv, Ao Jiao
OBJECTIVES: Small bowel volvulus is a rare disease, which is also challenging to diagnose. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical and radiological features associated with small bowel volvulus and treatment and to identify risk factors for associated small bowel necrosis. METHODS: Patients with small bowel volvulus who underwent operations from January 2001 to December 2015 at the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University (Shenyang, China) were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426477/incidence-of-adhesive-bowel-obstruction-after-colon-cancer-surgery-and-its-risk-factors-a-nationwide-claim-study
#19
Gi Hyeon Seo, Eun Kyung Choe, Kyu Joo Park, Young Jun Chai
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the incidence of adhesive postoperative bowel obstruction (PBO) after colon cancer surgery and its risk factors using nationwide claim data. BACKGROUND: PBO has a significant impact on quality of life and medical costs after colectomy, though most of the literature consists of single-institution analyses. METHODS: Data from 24,645 patients who underwent regional colectomy for colon cancer from 2010 to 2012 and had at least 3 years of follow up were obtained from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service database...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422909/multi-institutional-prospective-observational-study-comparing-the-gastrografin-challenge-versus-standard-treatment-in-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
#20
Martin D Zielinski, Nadeem N Haddad, Asad J Choudhry, Daniel C Cullinane, Kenji Inaba, Agustin Escalante, D Dante Yeh, Salina Wydo, David Turay, Andrea Pakula, Therese M Duane, Jill Watras, Kenneth A Widom, John Cull, Carlos J Rodriguez, Eric A Toschlog, Valerie G Sams, Joshua P Hazelton, John Christopher Graybill
INTRODUCTION: Existing trials studying the use of Gastrografin for management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) are limited by methodological flaws and small sample sizes. We compared institutional protocols with and without Gastrografin (GG), hypothesizing that a SBO management protocol utilizing GG is associated with lesser rates of exploration, shorter length of stay, and fewer complications. METHODS: A multi-institutional, prospective, observational study was performed on patients appropriate for GG with adhesive SBO...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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