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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623877/5-aminosalicylic-acid-agents-for-prevention-of-recurrent-diverticulitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Seigo Urushidani, Akira Kuriyama, Masami Matsumura
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Prevalence of colonic diverticulosis is increasing worldwide with age, and up to 25% of patients who have colonic diverticulosis might experience diverticulitis. However, a definitive approach of preventing recurrent diverticulitis remains unknown. 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) agents are anti-inflammatory agents and have been used to prevent recurrent diverticulitis, and there have been some randomized, clinical trials (RCTs). However, the efficacy results for secondary prevention in uncomplicated diverticulitis differed across studies...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619727/rna-seq-implicates-deregulation-of-the-immune-system-in-the-pathogenesis-of-diverticulitis
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Kathleen M Schieffer, Christine S Choi, Scott Emrich, Leonard Harris, Sue Deiling, Dipti M Karamchandani, Anna Salzberg, Yuka I Kawasawa, Gregory S Yochum, Walter A Koltun
Individuals with diverticula or outpouchings of the colonic mucosa and submucosa through the colonic wall have diverticulosis, which is usually asymptomatic. In 10-25% of individuals, the diverticula become inflamed, resulting in diverticulitis. Very little is known about the pathophysiology or gene regulatory pathways involved in the development of diverticulitis. To identify these pathways, we deep sequenced RNAs isolated from full-thickness sections of sigmoid colon from diverticulitis patients and control individuals...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603053/colonic-diverticula-are-not-associated-with-mucosal-inflammation-or-chronic-gastrointestinal-symptoms
#3
Anne F Peery, Temitope O Keku, Cassandra Addamo, Amber N McCoy, Christopher F Martin, Joseph A Galanko, Robert S Sandler
BACKGROUND & AIM: Colonic diverticulosis has been reported to be associated with low-grade mucosal inflammation possibly leading to chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. However, there is poor evidence for this association. We aimed to determine whether colonic diverticula are associated with mucosal inflammation and whether diverticula are associated with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. We explored whether inflammation was present among symptomatic participants with and without diverticula...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597674/diverticulitis-of-the-cecal-appendix-a-case-report
#4
Marta Alberich, Carla Bettonica, Mario Huete, Juan Azcarate
Appendicular diverticulosis is a rare condition. It is important to know its insidious form of presentation for its early diagnosis and treatment, thus diminishing morbimortality. In case of incidental findings, an appendicectomy will be performed to prevent complications and the development of malignancy.
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583217/denis-burkitt-and-the-origins-of-the-dietary-fibre-hypothesis
#5
John H Cummings, Amanda Engineer
For more than 200 years the fibre in plant foods has been known by animal nutritionists to have significant effects on digestion. Its role in human nutrition began to be investigated towards the end of the 19th century. However, between 1966 and 1972, Denis Burkitt, a surgeon who had recently returned from Africa, brought together ideas from a range of disciplines together with observations from his own experience to propose a radical view of the role of fibre in human health. Burkitt came late to the fibre story but built on the work of three physicians (Peter Cleave, G...
June 6, 2017: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556447/tobacco-smoking-and-the-risk-of-diverticular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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REVIEW
D Aune, A Sen, M F Leitzmann, S Tonstad, T Norat, L J Vatten
AIM: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to clarify whether tobacco smoking is associated with an increased risk of diverticular disease. METHODS: PubMed and Embase databases were searched for studies of smoking and diverticular disease up to February 19, 2016. Prospective studies that reported adjusted relative risk (RR) estimates and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of diverticular disease associated with current, r or previous smoking were included. Summary RRs were estimated using a random effects model...
May 26, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523327/complicated-diverticulitis-in-a-de-novo-kidney-transplanted-patient
#7
Liliana Ana TuŢă, Mădălina Boşoteanu, Eugen Dumitru, Mariana Deacu
Diverticular disease is frequent amongst the elderly and immunosuppressed patients. It mainly presents as sigmoid diverticulitis, but severe complications, like bleedings, infections and colon perforation may occur, frequently due to immunosuppressive therapy. Moreover, antibiotherapy and hemostatics may not efficiently control evolution in such cases. Early diagnose and adequate treatment of colonic diverticulosis complicated with lower gastrointestinal bleeding and diverticulitis in immunocompromised patients...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522790/the-influence-of-rifaximin-on-diverticulitis-rate-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-diverticulosis
#8
Tomasz Banasiewicz, Wojciech Francuzik, Adam Bobkiewicz, Łukasz Krokowicz, Maciej Borejsza-Wysocki, Jacek Paszkowski, Adam Studniarek, Piotr Krokowicz, Marcin Grochowalski, Marek Szczepkowski, Zbigniew Lorenc
Diverticulosis, its associated symptoms and complications are one of the most common pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract in more economically developed countries. Presence of diverticuli and their clinical consequences can be divided into four categories: 1) diverticulosis, i.e. an asymptomatic presence of diverticuli that are usually found by accident 2) symptomatic uncomplicated diverticulosis 3) diverticulitis (acute uncomplicated diverticulitis) 4) complications of diverticulitis (conditions requiring hospital stay)...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503973/metformin-use-in-diabetics-with-diverticular-disease-is-associated-with-reduced-incidence-of-diverticulitis
#9
Julia Freckelton, Jacqueline Amanda Evans, Daniel Croagh, Gregory Thomas Moore
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is no current, evidence-based therapy to prevent acute diverticulitis in patients with diverticular disease. Metformin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in a number of disease states, in both animal models and in human observational studies. The potential therapeutic efficacy of metformin in diverticular disease has not been investigated. This study aims to describe the relationship between metformin use and diverticular disease in patients with diabetes mellitus...
May 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494576/diverticular-disease-an-update-on-pathogenesis-and-management
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Mona Rezapour, Saima Ali, Neil Stollman
Diverticular disease is one of the most common conditions in the Western world and one of the most common findings identified at colonoscopy. Recently, there has been a significant paradigm shift in our understanding of diverticular disease and its management. The pathogenesis of diverticular disease is thought to be multifactorial and include both environmental and genetic factors in addition to the historically accepted etiology of dietary fiber deficiency. Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) is currently considered a type of chronic diverticulosis that is perhaps akin to irritable bowel syndrome...
May 12, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491166/toothpick-meningitis
#11
Qiao Zhou, Neera Singh, Bradley Monteforte
A 66-year-old male with a history of hypertension, back pain, diverticulosis and anal fistula presents with acute onset syncopal episodes, worsening back pain, and altered mental status. The patient exhibited considerable leukocytosis but was hemodynamically stable. CT imaging of the head revealed a gas pattern in the posterior fossa and velum interpositum. CT imaging of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a needle-like foreign body traversing the left sacrum to the sigmoid colon. A lumbar puncture revealed meningitis...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469355/segmental-colitis-associated-with-diverticulosis-is-it-the-coexistence-of-colonic-diverticulosis-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#12
REVIEW
John Schembri, John Bonello, Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Pierre Ellul
Segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis (SCAD) is an inflammatory process that affects colonic luminal mucosa in segments that are also affected by diverticulosis. Its prevalence varies between 1.15% and 11.4% amongst those suffering from diverticular disease (DD). Being closely associated with DD, it is slightly commoner in males and usually presents in the sixth decade of life. Although the exact pathogenesis of SCAD is unknown, it is probably heterogeneous and includes mechanisms that also play a part in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467330/diagnosis-of-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease-and-the-role-of-rifaximin-in-management
#13
Giovanni Maconi
 Patients with diverticulosis who develop persistent abdominal pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits not associated with overt inflammation may have symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD). The severity and frequency of SUDD symptoms may have an impact on daily activities and severely affect quality of life. Effective management of SUDD should follow a three part strategy: divert, tackle and maintain. Divert to make the correct diagnosis: several symptoms of SUDD are common to other conditions that require different therapeutic approaches...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466633/the-current-management-of-diverticulosis
#14
Walter Elisei, Giovanni Brandimarte, Antonio Tursi
The incidence of diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon, including acute diverticulitis, is increasing worldwide, and becoming a significant burden on national health systems in terms of direct and indirect costs. Thus, significant efforts are now being focused to identify the correct therapeutic approach to treat symptomatic patients and to prevent diverticulitis. Fibre, non- absorbable antibiotics, 5-aminosalicylic acid and probioticsare currently being investigated in this way. Unfortunately, current evidences on the effectiveness of some medical treatment in preventing acute diverticulitis recurrence are still lacking...
May 2, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453588/-diverticular-disease-myths-and-realities
#15
Daniela Fluxá, Rodrigo Quera
Diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon are common conditions in Western countries. The incidence and prevalence of these diseases are increasing and becoming significant for health systems. A growing body of knowledge is shifting the paradigm of the pathogenesis and treatment of diverticular disease. Low-grade inflammation, altered intestinal microbiota, visceral hypersensitivity, and abnormal colonic motility have been identified as factors leading to diverticular disease. The risk of developing diverticulitis among individuals with diverticulosis is lower than 10 to 25%...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443953/flexible-bronchoscopy-and-mechanical-ventilation-in-managing-mounier-kuhn-syndrome-a-case-report
#16
Aslihan Gürün Kaya, Aydin Çiledağ, Çetin Atasoy, Demet Karnak
CONTEXT: Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is a rare congenital condition with distinct dilatation and diverticulation of the tracheal wall. The symptoms may vary and the treatment usually consists of support. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 60-year-old male with recurrent hospital admission. He was admitted in this case due to dyspnea, cough and sputum production. An arterial blood sample revealed decompensated respiratory acidosis with moderate hypoxemia. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed dilatation of the trachea and bronchi, tracheal diverticula and bronchiectasis...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438753/complicated-small-bowel-diverticular-disease-a-case-series
#17
Linden Karas, Mohammed Asif, Victor Chun, Farrukh A Khan
Small bowel diverticulosis of the jejunum and ileum is an uncommon finding with a prevalence rate of 0.2% to 1.3% at autopsy and 0.3% to 1.9% on small bowel studies. Diagnosis can be difficult because there are no pathognomonic features or clinical symptoms that are specific for small bowel diverticulosis. Though rare, it is critical to keep the possibility of small bowel diverticulosis in mind when evaluating cases of malabsorption, chronic abdominal pain, haemorrhage, perforation and intestinal obstruction, especially in patients with connective tissue disorders, a family history of diverticula and a personal history of colonic diverticulosis...
April 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436177/limited-evidence-of-abnormal-intra-colonic-pressure-profiles-in-diverticular-disease-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
R Jaung, J Robertson, G O'Grady, T Milne, D Rowbotham, I P Bissett
AIM: Abnormal colonic pressure profiles and high intraluminal pressures are postulated to contribute to the formation of sigmoid colon diverticulosis and the pathophysiology of diverticular disease (DD). This study aimed to review evidence for abnormal colonic pressure profiles in diverticulosis. METHOD: All published studies investigating colonic pressure in patients with diverticulosis were searched in three databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS). No language restrictions were applied...
April 24, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428714/predictors-for-difficult-cecal-insertion-in-colonoscopy-the-impact-of-obesity-indices
#19
Soo Yun Moon, Byung Chang Kim, Dae Kyung Sohn, Kyung Su Han, Bun Kim, Chang Won Hong, Bum Joon Park, Kum Hei Ryu, Ji Hyung Nam
AIM: To identify the factors influencing cecal insertion time (CIT) and to evaluate the effect of obesity indices on CIT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data for participants who received both colonoscopy and abdominal computed tomography (CT) from February 2008 to May 2008 as part of a comprehensive health screening program. Age, gender, obesity indices [body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR), waist circumference (WC), visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) volume on abdominal CT], history of prior abdominal surgery, constipation, experience of the colonoscopist, quality of bowel preparation, diverticulosis and time required to reach the cecum were analyzed...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412271/impact-of-a-new-distal-attachment-on-colonoscopy-performance-in-an-academic-screening-center
#20
Zacharias P Tsiamoulos, Ravi Misra, Rajaratanam Rameshshanker, Timothy R Elliott, Iosif Beintaris, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Adam Haycock, Noriko Suzuki, Colin Rees, Brian P Saunders
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Distal attachments placed on the colonoscope tip may positively affect performance by assisting insertion and polyp detection. The Endocuff-original appears to improve adenoma detection rate, but there are no data assessing the performance of the second generation Endocuff-vision. METHODS: A pilot service evaluation study (April-2013/September-2014) was conducted on patients with positive faecal occult blood tests within the National Bowel Cancer Programme during 3 consecutive periods: pre-cuff/no device used, during-cuff/device used and post-cuff/no device used...
April 12, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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