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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785528/a-rare-case-of-ascending-colon-adenocarcinoma-incarcerated-in-an-inguinoscrotal-hernia-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
Tien Yew Chern, Yeng Kwang Tay, Dayashan Shevantha Perera
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernias and colorectal cancers are common conditions, but the presentation of a loop of bowel containing cancer within a hernia is rare. Principles of surgery include oncological resection of the involved colonic segment as well as lymphatic drainage. Based on case reports of the last several decades, there have been no reports of a case where the reduction of an inguinoscrotal hernia and oncological colectomy were performed completely laparoscopically. We present the first instance of a completely laparoscopically assisted resection and hernia repair on a patient with T4 ascending colon cancer...
May 21, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785336/targeting-the-microbiota-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-to-mood-disorders-focus-on-probiotics-and-prebiotics
#2
M M Pusceddu, K Murray, M G Gareau
Purpose of review: The crosstalk between the gut and the brain has revealed a complex communication system responsible for maintaining a proper gastrointestinal homeostasis as well as affect emotional mood and cognitive functions. Recent research has revealed that beneficial manipulation of the microbiota by probiotics and prebiotics represent an emerging and novel strategy for the treatment of a large spectrum of diseases ranging from visceral pain to mood disorders. The review critically evaluates current knowledge of the effects exerted by both probiotics and prebiotics in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression...
March 2018: Current Pathobiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783922/lethal-phlegmonous-colitis
#3
John D Gilbert, Roger W Byard
A 52-year-old man died soon after admission to hospital with a severe metabolic acidosis and likely sepsis. He had a past history of alcohol abuse with withdrawal seizures. An abdominal computed tomography scan showed thickened bowel loops but no obvious ischaemic changes, and a blood culture yielded a pure growth of Escherichia coli. At autopsy, the liver showed well-established micro-nodular cirrhosis with steatosis. The peritoneal cavity contained 200 mL of turbid yellow-brown fluid, and the caecum and ascending colon were unusually thickened...
January 1, 2018: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780063/the-effect-of-ozone-on-colonic-epithelial-cells
#4
Hidetomo Himuro
Due to its strong oxidation activity, ozone has been well known to kill bacteria and exert toxic effects on human tissues. At the same time, ozone is being used for the treatment of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease in some European countries. However, the use of ozone for therapeutic purposes, despite its strong toxic effects, remains largely unexplored. Interestingly, we found that intrarectal administration of ozone gas induced transient colonic epithelial cell damage characterized by the impairment of cell survival pathways involved in DNA replication, cell cycle, and mismatch repair...
May 21, 2018: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779417/constipation-in-the-elderly-from-northern-sardinia-is-positively-associated-with-depression-malnutrition-and-female-gender
#5
Maria Pina Dore, Giovanni Mario Pes, Stefano Bibbò, Patrizia Tedde, Gabrio Bassotti
OBJECTIVES: Constipation is a common complaint in older adults. The rise in life expectancy may amplify the problem and increase social expenditure. We investigated the major risk factors associated with constipation in a large sample of elderly. METHODS: Outpatients from Northern Sardinia attending a Geriatric Unit between 2001 and 2014 were enrolled. Demographic and anthropometric data, income, education and self-reported bowel function were collected. The presence of constipation was adjusted for cognitive status, assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) test; single and cumulative illness rating scale (CIRS); current or past symptomatic depression and anxiety measured by the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS); nutritional status, evaluated using the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA); type and number of different medications used...
May 20, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778465/roles-for-selenium-and-selenoprotein-p-in-the-development-progression-and-prevention-of-intestinal-disease
#6
REVIEW
Sarah P Short, Jennifer M Pilat, Christopher S Williams
Selenium (Se) is a micronutrient essential to human health, the function of which is mediated in part by incorporation into a class of proteins known as selenoproteins (SePs). As many SePs serve antioxidant functions, Se has long been postulated to protect against inflammation and cancer development in the gut by attenuating oxidative stress. Indeed, numerous studies over the years have correlated Se levels with incidence and severity of intestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC)...
May 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777136/functional-proteomic-profiling-of-secreted-serine-proteases-in-health-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#7
Alexandre Denadai-Souza, Chrystelle Bonnart, Núria Solà Tapias, Marlène Marcellin, Brendan Gilmore, Laurent Alric, Delphine Bonnet, Odile Burlet-Schiltz, Morley D Hollenberg, Nathalie Vergnolle, Céline Deraison
While proteases are essential in gastrointestinal physiology, accumulating evidence indicates that dysregulated proteolysis plays a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Nonetheless, the identity of overactive proteases released by human colonic mucosa remains largely unknown. Studies of protease abundance have primarily investigated expression profiles, not taking into account their enzymatic activity. Herein we have used serine protease-targeted activity-based probes (ABPs) coupled with mass spectral analysis to identify active forms of proteases secreted by the colonic mucosa of healthy controls and IBD patients...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775230/alcohol-enhances-symptoms-and-propensity-for-infection-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-and-a-murine-model-of-dss-induced-colitis
#8
Abigail R Cannon, Paulius V Kuprys, Adrienne N Cobb, Xianzhong Ding, Anai N Kothari, Paul C Kuo, Joshua M Eberhardt, Adam M Hammer, Niya L Morris, Xiaoling Li, Mashkoor A Choudhry
Over 1.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and ulcerative colitis (UC) makes up approximately half of those diagnoses. As a disease, UC cycles between periods of remission and flare, which is characterized by intense abdominal pain, increased weight loss, intestinal inflammation, rectal bleeding, and dehydration. Interestingly, a widespread recommendation to IBD patients for avoidance of a flare period is "Don't Drink Alcohol" as recent work correlated alcohol consumption with increased GI symptoms in patients with IBD...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774223/endoscopic-electrohydraulic-lithotripsy-for-large-bowel-obstruction-secondary-to-colonic-gallstone-impaction
#9
Daniel Hughes, James Kynaston, David Messenger, Efstratios Alexandridis, Andrew Strickland, A J Portal
Large bowel obstruction secondary to colonic gallstone impaction is rare. We report an elderly patient who presented with colonic obstruction secondary to impaction of a gallstone in a diverticular segment of his sigmoid colon. He had severe comorbidities that precluded surgery, and it was not possible to remove the gallstone using standard endoscopic techniques. Endoscopic electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) was performed to fracture the gallstone, and fragments were successfully removed. For comorbid patients who are not fit for general anesthesia, endoscopic stone retrieval should be considered...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774162/a-large-proportion-of-fecal-immunochemical-test-positive-participants-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-is-symptomatic
#10
Clasine M de Klerk, Manon van der Vlugt, Patrick M Bossuyt, Evelien Dekker
Background: Symptomatic invitees are advised not to participate in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening but to directly consult their general practitioner (GP), because fecal immunochemical test (FIT) sensitivity for cancer is not optimal. This recommendation may not always be followed in daily practice. We evaluated how many FIT-positive participants had CRC-related symptoms and whether the presence of symptoms was associated with the presence and location of CRC/advanced neoplasia. Methods: We prospectively collected data on CRC-related symptoms in all FIT-positive participants in the Dutch CRC screening program, referred to our endoscopy centers between 2014 and 2016, and evaluated whether symptoms were associated with detected CRC/advanced neoplasia at colonoscopy...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774052/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-vedolizumab-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-current-data-and-future-directions
#11
REVIEW
Mark G Ward, Miles P Sparrow, Xavier Roblin
The introduction of vedolizumab, a lymphocyte adhesion inhibitor, has expanded the relatively limited therapeutic armamentarium available for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Despite its effectiveness, both primary nonresponse and secondary loss of response to vedolizumab do occur, as is observed with the use of anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy. Further, in a proportion, onset of efficacy may be relatively slow. A large body of data support an exposure-response relationship with anti-TNF drug levels, which has led to therapeutic drug monitoring becoming incorporated into everyday clinical management...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774025/co-stimulation-impaired-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-prevent-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice
#12
Carl Engman, Yesica Garciafigueroa, Brett Eugene Phillips, Massimo Trucco, Nick Giannoukakis
Dendritic cells (DC) are important in the onset and severity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Tolerogenic DC induce T-cells to become therapeutic Foxp3+ regulatory T-cells (Tregs). We therefore asked if experimental IBD could be prevented by administration of bone marrow-derived DC generated under conventional GM-CSF/IL-4 conditions but in the presence of a mixture of antisense DNA oligonucleotides targeting the primary transcripts of CD40, CD80, and CD86. These cell products (which we call AS-ODN BM-DC) have demonstrated tolerogenic activity in preventing type 1 diabetes and preserving beta cell mass in new-onset type 1 diabetes in the NOD mouse strain, in earlier studies...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774017/identifying-group-specific-sequences-for-microbial-communities-using-long-k-mer-sequence-signatures
#13
Ying Wang, Lei Fu, Jie Ren, Zhaoxia Yu, Ting Chen, Fengzhu Sun
Comparing metagenomic samples is crucial for understanding microbial communities. For different groups of microbial communities, such as human gut metagenomic samples from patients with a certain disease and healthy controls, identifying group-specific sequences offers essential information for potential biomarker discovery. A sequence that is present, or rich, in one group, but absent, or scarce, in another group is considered " group-specific " in our study. Our main purpose is to discover group-specific sequence regions between control and case groups as disease-associated markers...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773794/calreticulin-and-integrin-alpha-dissociation-induces-anti-inflammatory-programming-in-animal-models-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#14
Masayoshi Ohkuro, Jun-Dal Kim, Yoshikazu Kuboi, Yuki Hayashi, Hayase Mizukami, Hiroko Kobayashi-Kuramochi, Kenzo Muramoto, Manabu Shirato, Fumiko Michikawa-Tanaka, Jun Moriya, Teruya Kozaki, Kazuma Takase, Kenichi Chiba, Kishan Lal Agarwala, Takayuki Kimura, Makoto Kotake, Tetsuya Kawahara, Naoki Yoneda, Shinsuke Hirota, Hiroshi Azuma, Nobuko Ozasa-Komura, Yoshiaki Ohashi, Masafumi Muratani, Keiji Kimura, Ieharu Hishinuma, Akiyoshi Fukamizu
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is a chronic intestinal inflammatory condition initiated by integrins-mediated leukocyte adhesion to the activated colonic microvascular endothelium. Calreticulin (CRT), a calcium-binding chaperone, is known as a partner in the activation of integrin α subunits (ITGAs). The relationship between their interaction and the pathogenesis of IBD is largely unknown. Here we show that a small molecule, orally active ER-464195-01, inhibits the CRT binding to ITGAs, which suppresses the adhesiveness of both T cells and neutrophils...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768359/case-report-of-gastric-distension-due-to-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-mimicking-hollow-viscus-perforation-considerations-in-critical-care-ultrasound
#15
Yan-Mei Feng, Dong Wan, Rui Guo
RATIONALE: Critical care ultrasound identifies the signs of free intraperitoneal air and echogenic free fluid always indicates hollow viscus perforation (HVP) and needs immediate surgical interventions. However, in rare cases, these classic signs may also mislead proper clinical decisions. We report perforated viscus associated large peritoneal effusion with initial critical care ultrasound findings, whereas computed tomography (CT) examination confirmed a giant stomach due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768245/exploring-the-potential-of-mucin-13-muc13-as-a-biomarker-for-carcinomas-and-other-diseases
#16
Panagiota S Filippou, Annie H Ren, Dimitrios Korbakis, Lampros Dimitrakopoulos, Antoninus Soosaipillai, Vivian Barak, Shahar Frenkel, Jacob Pe'er, Michal Lotem, Sharon Merims, Rafael Molina, Ivan Blasutig, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Eleftherios P Diamandis
BACKGROUND: Mucin 13 (MUC13) is a cell surface glycoprotein aberrantly expressed in a variety of epithelial carcinomas. Thus far, the role of MUC13 in various diseases remains elusive. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the potential of MUC13 as a serum biomarker in a variety of carcinomas and other conditions. METHODS: We developed a recombinant MUC13 protein, mouse monoclonal antibodies and enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) for MUC13. We used this assay to measure MUC13 levels in the supernatants of cancer cell lines and a large cohort of serum samples from healthy and diseased individuals...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764847/a-mysterious-postoperative-rash
#17
Maria Chicco, George Filobbos, Nicholas Francis, Paul Ziprin
This case report describes the development of a rash in a patient admitted with large bowel obstruction secondary to carcinoma of the sigmoid colon. The patient underwent a Hartmann's procedure and right hemicolectomy for a metastatic deposit at the terminal ileum. On postoperative day 3, the patient developed a bullous haemorrhagic rash on the thighs, flanks and abdomen, associated with a sharp drop in platelet count. Suspicion of heparin-induced skin necrosis was raised, and prophylactic enoxaparin was switched to fondaparinux...
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764832/large-bowel-obstruction-in-a-27-year-old-woman-caused-by-a-sigmoid-faecal-bolus
#18
Radford Arran James Smith, Muhammad Abdalkoddus, Robert Bethune
A 27-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 24-hour history of severe left iliac fossa pain associated with vomiting. She reported a history of ovarian cysts and was provisionally diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst and admitted under the obstetrics and gynaecology team for further investigation. 24 hours later, she became haemodynamically unstable with increasing abdominal distention and developed a metabolic acidosis. A CT scan revealed large bowel obstruction (LBO) secondary to a faecal bolus in the sigmoid colon with appearances suggestive of adult-onset Hirschsprung's disease...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764448/small-bowel-lymphoma-presenting-as-inguinal-hernia-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Michele Teodoro, Maurizio Mannino, Marco Vitale, Edoardo Mattone, Valentina Palumbo, Filippo Fraggetta, Adriana Toro, Isidoro Di Carlo
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernia is one of the most common benign pathologies that primarily affects men. Primary gastrointestinal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PGI NHL) is the most common type of extranodal lymphoma. This study reports a rare case in which these two conditions co-exist. CASE PRESENTATION: An 85-year-old male complained of bowel movement pattern change, abdominal distension and loss of weight, without vomiting but with nausea. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen showed a small bowel obstruction caused by a migration of a small bowel loop in the right inguinal canal, with a clinically non-reducible inguinal hernia...
May 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757363/targeting-endothelial-ligands-icam-1-alicaforsen-madcam-1
#20
Walter Reinisch, Kenneth Hung, Mina Hassan-Zahraee, Fabio Cataldi
The specific blockade of the endothelial ligands intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule (MAdCAM) involved in leukocyte recruitment to the site of inflammation as therapeutic targets in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been recognized from their overexpression in the inflamed mucosa and their successful intervention in preclinical animal models. Interventions to target ICAM-1 in human IBD are confined to the ICAM-1 anti-sense oligonucleotide alicaforsen. Whereas results with parenteral formulations of alicaforsen in Crohn's disease were largely negative, efficacy signals derived from studies with an enema formulation in ulcerative and pouchitis are promising and having lead to a FDA Fast-Track designation for the latter...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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