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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
#1
Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130230/-protective-measures-in-laparoscopic-resection-for-upper-or-mid-rectal-cancer-and-sigmoid-colon-cancer-with-transrectal-specimen-extraction-surgery
#2
Chuangang Fu, Zhuqing Zhou, Junyi Han, Bin Lu, Wei Gao, Zhe Zhu, Qixin Jiang, Fang Ji, Tao Du
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the use of a self-made specimen protective sleeve in laparoscopic resection for upper or mid rectal cancer and sigmoid colon cancer with transrectal specimen extraction surgery and the improvement of implantation method, so as to avoid and reduce bacterial contamination and tumor cell dissemination in abdominal cavity. METHODS: During June 2015 and May 2017, 48 cases of high located rectal or sigmoid colon cancer were operated laparoscopically with natural orifices specimen extraction surgery (NOSES) using a self-made specimen protecting sleeve...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114386/suppression-of-inflammation-and-tissue-damage-by-a-hookworm-recombinant-protein-in-experimental-colitis
#3
Ivana B Ferreira, Darren A Pickering, Sally Troy, John Croese, Alex Loukas, Severine Navarro
Gastrointestinal parasites, hookworms in particular, have evolved to cause minimal harm to their hosts when present in small numbers, allowing them to establish chronic infections for decades. They do so by creating an immunoregulatory environment that promotes their own survival, but paradoxically also benefits the host by protecting against the onset of many inflammatory diseases. To harness the therapeutic value of hookworms without using live parasites, we have examined the protective properties of the recombinant protein anti-inflammatory protein (AIP)-1, secreted in abundance by hookworms within the intestinal mucosa, in experimental colitis...
October 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091079/nox1-loss-of-function-genetic-variants-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#4
T Schwerd, R V Bryant, S Pandey, M Capitani, L Meran, J-B Cazier, J Jung, K Mondal, M Parkes, C G Mathew, K Fiedler, D J McCarthy, P B Sullivan, A Rodrigues, S P L Travis, C Moore, J Sambrook, W H Ouwehand, D J Roberts, J Danesh, R K Russell, D C Wilson, J R Kelsen, R Cornall, L A Denson, S Kugathasan, U G Knaus, E G Serra, C A Anderson, R H Duerr, D Pb McGovern, J Cho, F Powrie, V Sw Li, A M Muise, H H Uhlig
Genetic defects that affect intestinal epithelial barrier function can present with very early-onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEOIBD). Using whole-genome sequencing, a novel hemizygous defect in NOX1 encoding NAPDH oxidase 1 was identified in a patient with ulcerative colitis-like VEOIBD. Exome screening of 1,878 pediatric patients identified further seven male inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with rare NOX1 mutations. Loss-of-function was validated in p.N122H and p.T497A, and to a lesser degree in p...
November 1, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084077/accumulation-of-hla-dr4-in-colonic-epithelial-cells-causes-severe-colitis-in-homozygous-hla-dr4-transgenic-mice
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Atsushi Irie, Takahisa Imamura, Yayoi Michibata, Ttatsuko Kubo, Naoki Takeda, Isao Shibuya, Shinji Sogo, Kimi Araki, Yasuharu Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Homozygous HLA-DR4/I-E transgenic mice (tgm) spontaneously developed colitis similar to human ulcerative colitis. We explored whether endoplasmic reticulum stress in colonic epithelial cells due to overexpression of HLA-DR4/I-E was involved in the pathogenesis of colitis. METHODS: Major histocompatibility complex class II transactivator-knockout (CIITAKO) background tgm were established to test the involvement of HLA-DR4/I-E expression in the pathogenesis of colitis...
December 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081776/innate-lymphoid-cells-in-intestinal-inflammation
#6
REVIEW
Alessandra Geremia, Carolina V Arancibia-Cárcamo
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that encompasses Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis. The cause of IBD is unknown, but the evidence suggests that an aberrant immune response toward the commensal bacterial flora is responsible for disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Results from animal models of colitis and human studies indicate a role for innate lymphoid cells (ILC) in the pathogenesis of chronic intestinal inflammation in IBD. ILC are a population of lymphocytes that are enriched at mucosal sites, where they play a protective role against pathogens including extracellular bacteria, helminthes, and viruses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079223/increasing-prescription-of-opiates-and-mortality-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-england
#7
Nicholas E Burr, Chris Smith, Robert West, Mark A Hull, Venkataraman Subramanian
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The prescription of opiate medications is increasing. Individuals with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) can develop serious complications from opiate use, but few data are available on the prescription of these drugs to patients with IBD. We examined trends in prescriptions of opiates and their association with all-cause mortality in individuals with IBD. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 3517 individuals with Crohn's disease (CD) and 5349 with ulcerative colitis (UC) using the primary care database ResearchOne, which holds de-identified clinical and administrative information from the health records of approximately 6 million persons in England...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062612/lncrna-h19-is-involved-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-bovine-epithelial-cells-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#8
Wei Yang, Xuezhong Li, Shaopei Qi, Xueru Li, Kun Zhou, Suzhu Qing, Yong Zhang, Ming-Qing Gao
Increased levels of long noncoding RNA H19 (H19) have been observed in many inflammatory and organ fibrosis diseases including ulcerative colitis, osteoarthritis, liver fibrosis, renal fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis. However, the role of H19 in bovine mastitis and mastitis-caused fibrosis is still unclear. In our study, H19 was characterized as a novel regulator of EMT induced by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in bovine mammary alveolar cell-T (MAC-T) cell line. We found that H19 was highly expressed in bovine mastitis tissues and inflammatory MAC-T cells induced by virulence factors of pathogens...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037938/non-clostridium-difficile-bacterial-infections-are-rare-in-patients-with-flares-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#9
Yuri Hanada, Sahil Khanna, Edward V Loftus, Laura E Raffals, Darrell S Pardi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) causes flares in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We investigated the frequency and outcomes of non-CDI bacterial enteric infections in symptomatic patients with IBD. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD) from whom stool samples were collected and analyzed by PCR or culture for bacterial pathogens (Campylobacter jejuni or C coli, Salmonella species, Shigella species, entero-invasive Escherichia coli, shiga toxin-producing E coli, or Yersinia species) from November 19, 2011, through June 30, 2014...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036010/the-reasoning-beyond-the-potential-use-of-exclusive-enteral-nutrition-and-other-specified-diets-in-children-with-ulcerative-colitis
#10
Ron Shaoul, Stephanie Brown, Andrew S Day
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is steadily on the rise in Western as well as in developing countries paralleling the increase of westernized diets, characterized by high protein and fat as well as excessive sugar intake, with less vegetables and fiber. Furthermore, nutrition is involved in several aspects of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ranging from disease etiology to induction and maintenance of remission of disease. Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) has been shown to induce remission, including in patients with isolated colonic disease, and leads to mucosal healing in Crohn disease (CD)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032748/mechanistic-understanding-of-herbal-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#11
Luqing Zhao, Shengsheng Zhang, Peijian He
The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which comprise ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, are increasing dramatically worldwide. Immunomodulators and biological agents can help but cause severe side effects in long-term use. As such, complementary and alternative medicine, in particular herbal remedy, is becoming more and more popular in the treatment of IBD patients. Many natural compounds have been used in clinical trials and some have been proven promising in IBD treatment...
October 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026602/re-phrasing-the-question-a-simple-tool-for-evaluation-of-adherence-to-therapy-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#12
T Engel, B Ungar, G Ben-Haim, N Levhar, R Eliakim, S Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to medication in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a challenging problem which is often overlooked or under-estimated by the physician or denied by the patient. We aimed to examine if re-phrasing the wording of the question used by the physician could help in revealing more patients who are non-adherent, and for whom appropriate counseling may be instituted. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of IBD patients treated in a tertiary center was conducted...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993978/anemia-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-in-remission-a-study-from-western-india
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Alisha Chaubal, Vikas Pandey, Dhaval Choksi, Prateik Poddar, Meghraj Ingle, Aniruddha Phadke, Prabha Sawant
BACKGROUND: Anemia is common in patients with active ulcerative colitis. We aimed to study the anemia profile in patients with ulcerative colitis in clinical remission. METHODS: Sixty-four patients with ulcerative colitis and with a clinical Mayo score less than 3 for at least 3 months were evaluated for anemia. Initial screening was done by hemogram and only patients with anemia were evaluated further for the cause of anemia. We also screened a control population for anemia...
October 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991483/vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-nanomedicine-for-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#14
Dulari Jayawardena, Arivarasu N Anbazhagan, Grace Guzman, Pradeep K Dudeja, Hayat Onyuksel
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing disorder of the intestine, with increasing incidence worldwide. At present, the management of IBD is an unmet medical need due to the ineffectiveness of currently available drugs in treating all patients, and there is strong demand for novel therapeutics. In this regard, vasoactive intestinal peptide, a potent anti-inflammatory endogenous hormone, has shown promise in managing multiple immune disorders in animal models. However, when administered in the free form, VIP undergoes rapid degradation in vivo, and with continuous infusion, it causes severe dose limiting side effects...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983688/inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-patients-with-hirschsprung-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
H Nakamura, T Lim, P Puri
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC) continues to be an important cause of morbidity in patients with Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR). HAEC can occur at any time during the course of the disease. The reported incidence of HAEC before surgery ranges from 6 to 50%, and after surgery, it ranges from 2 to 35%. HAEC and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have similar clinical presentation including diarrhea, hematochezia, and abdominal pain. In recent years, isolated cases of IBD have been reported in patients who had surgical treatment for HSCR...
October 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981846/effect-of-adalimumab-on-clinical-outcomes-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-in-a-clinical-practice-setting-results-from-inspirada
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Simon Travis, Brian G Feagan, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Remo Panaccione, Silvio Danese, Andreas Lazar, Anne M Robinson, Joel Petersson, Brandee L Pappalardo, Mareike Bereswill, Naijun Chen, Song Wang, Martha Skup, Roopal B Thakkar, Jingdong Chao
Background and Aims: Randomised trials have described the benefits of adalimumab [ADA] for ulcerative colitis [UC]; however, few data are available on health-related quality of life [HRQL] and health care costs in clinical practice. Methods: InspirADA, a multicentre, prospective study, evaluated the effect of ADA in patients with moderate to severe UC treated according to usual clinical practice. Outcomes assessed were: Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index [SCCAI] response/remission rates; changes in HRQL; all-cause direct costs; and UC-related direct and indirect costs from baseline to Week 26...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977113/primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-children-and-adolescents
#17
Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Caroline Caldeira Hosken, Thaís Costa Nascentes Queiroz
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a rare disease, but its prevalence has been underestimated in children and adolescents due to broad variation in clinical presentation as well as diagnostic challenges in this life period. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate children and adolescents with primary sclerosing cholangitis and to describe their clinical, laboratorial, histopathological, and cholangiography conditions. METHODS: This is an observational descriptive research that took place from 2005 to 2016 and included all the patients seen in the Outpatient Unit for Pediatric Hepatology of Hospital das Clinicas of UFMG who had been diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis before the age of 18...
October 2, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971282/investigating-the-candidacy-of-the-serotype-specific-rhamnan-polysaccharide-based-glycoconjugates-to-prevent-disease-caused-by-the-dental-pathogen-streptococcus-mutans
#18
Frank St Michael, Qingling Yang, Chantelle Cairns, Evgeny Vinogradov, Perry Fleming, Alexander C Hayes, Annie Aubry, Andrew D Cox
Dental caries remains a major health issue and the Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus mutans is considered as the major pathogen causing caries. More recently, S. mutans has been recognised as a cause of endocarditis, ulcerative colitis and fatty acid liver disease along with the likelihood of increased cerebral hemorrhage following a stroke if S. mutans is present systemically. We initiated this study to examine the vaccine candidacy of the serotype specific polysaccharides elaborated by S. mutans. We have confirmed the carbohydrate structures for the serotype specific rhamnan containing polysaccharides from serotypes c, f and k...
October 2, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958891/new-mesalamine-polymeric-conjugate-for-controlled-release-preparation-characterization-and-biodistribution-study
#19
Aina L A Cesar, Fernanda A Abrantes, Luana Farah, Rachel O Castilho, Valbert Cardoso, Simone O Fernandes, Ivana D Araújo, André A G Faraco
Mesalamine (5-ASA) consists of the first-line therapy for the treatment of ulcerative colitis; however, it has low bioavailability, can cause several systemic adverse events, and has low treatment adherence due to the inconvenient dosing scheme. In this work, a new drug delivery system consisting of chondroitin sulfate linked to 5-ASA was synthesized using a carbodiimide as conjugating agent. The system was characterized by spectroscopic techniques (UV, ATR-FTIR, XRD, and NMR (1)H) and thermal analysis (TG/DTG and DSC), suggesting the conjugation between the drug and the polymer...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953529/anti-tnf%C3%AE-treatment-in-children-and-adolescents-with-combined-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-autoimmune-liver-disease
#20
Natalia Nedelkopoulou, Babu Vadamalayan, Diego Vergani, Giorgina Mieli-Vergani
OBJECTIVES: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and autoimmune liver disease (AILD) are closely associated, the former often dictating progression of the latter. Antibodies to tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti- TNFα) are effective in the management of IBD, but may cause liver injury. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of patients with juvenile AILD who received anti-TNFα for IBD to evaluate the safety and efficacy of anti-TNFα. RESULTS: Eleven patients (6 males), aged 9-15y (median 13y) were identified...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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