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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592421/clustering-of-ca-2-transients-in-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-defines-slow-wave-duration
#1
Bernard T Drumm, Grant W Hennig, Matthew J Battersby, Erin K Cunningham, Tae Sik Sung, Sean M Ward, Kenton M Sanders, Salah A Baker
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the myenteric plexus region (ICC-MY) of the small intestine are pacemakers that generate rhythmic depolarizations known as slow waves. Slow waves depend on activation of Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) channels (ANO1) in ICC, propagate actively within networks of ICC-MY, and conduct to smooth muscle cells where they generate action potentials and phasic contractions. Thus, mechanisms of Ca(2+) regulation in ICC are fundamental to the motor patterns of the bowel. Here, we characterize the nature of Ca(2+) transients in ICC-MY within intact muscles, using mice expressing a genetically encoded Ca(2+) sensor, GCaMP3, in ICC...
June 7, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558856/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-community-and-hospital-acquisition-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-tel-aviv-sourasky-medical-center
#2
Wasef Na'amnih, Amos Adler, Tamar Miller-Roll, Dani Cohen, Yehuda Carmeli
OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence and identified risk factors for community-acquired (CA) and hospital-acquired (HA) Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) METHODS We conducted 2 parallel case-control studies at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2014. We identified persons with CDI, determined whether infection was community or hospital acquired, and calculated incidence rates from 2007 to 2014. We collected demographic, clinical, and epidemiological information for CDI cases and hospitalized control cases and estimated the odds ratio with 95% confidence interval using conditional logistic regression...
May 31, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552770/synbiotic-loaded-chitosan-ca-alginate-microparticles-reduces-inflammation-in-the-tnbs-model-of-rat-colitis
#3
Tanja Petreska Ivanovska, Kristina Mladenovska, Zoran Zhivikj, Maja Jurhar Pavlova, Ivica Gjurovski, Trpe Ristoski, Lidija Petrushevska-Tozi
New therapeutic strategies against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) consider the usage of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics as beneficial for the intestinal microbial balance. Limitations of such an approach are addressed into difference in survival, persistence, colonization and variable effects among different probiotic strains, lack in understanding of probiotic mechanisms of action, as well the complex etiology of IBD. The anti-inflammatory activity of Lactobacillus casei 01 (L. casei 01) was assessed in trinitrobenzenesulphonic (TNBS) acid model of rat colitis when the probiotic was used alone and/or in combination with oligofructose-enriched inulin (Synergy 1), and as synbiotic (L...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536898/impact-of-tissue-adhesives-on-the-prevention-of-anastomotic-leakage-of-colonic-anastomoses-an-in-vivo-study
#4
Konstantinos A Vakalopoulos, Joanna W A M Bosmans, Kevin W Y van Barneveld, Ruben R M Vogels, Geesien S A Boersema, Zhouqiao Wu, Marion J J Gijbels, Johannes Jeekel, Gert-Jan Kleinrensink, Nicole D Bouvy, Johan F Lange
BACKGROUND: Tissue adhesives (TA) may be useful to strengthen colorectal anastomoses, thereby preventing anastomotic leakage (AL). Previous studies have identified cyanoacrylate (CA) TAs as the most promising colonic anastomotic sealants. This study investigates the protective effects of sealing colonic anastomoses with various CAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five Wistar rats underwent laparotomy and transection of the proximal colon. An anastomosis was created with 4 interrupted sutures followed by either application of Histoacryl Flexible, Omnex, Glubran 2, or no TA seal...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525497/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-suspected-ovarian-malignancy-a-survey-of-perioperative-practice-among-gynecologic-oncologists-in-australia-and-new-zealand-to-inform-a-clinical-trial
#5
Kristina Lindemann, Peey-Sei Kok, Martin Stockler, Peter Sykes, Alison Brand
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this survey was to review the current standard of perioperative care of patients with suspected advanced ovarian cancer in Australia and New Zealand in order to determine the level of equipoise for specific interventions. METHODS: In May 2016, a web-based questionnaire (SurveyMonkey Inc, Palo Alto, CA) was sent to all gynecologic oncologists in Australia and New Zealand (n = 56). Descriptive statistics were used. RESULTS: Response rate was 75%...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478810/atractylenolide-i-stimulates-intestinal-epithelial-repair-through-polyamine-mediated-ca-2-signaling-pathway
#6
Hou-Pan Song, Xue-Qin Hou, Ru-Yi Li, Rong Yu, Xin Li, Sai-Nan Zhou, Hui-Yong Huang, Xiong Cai, Chi Zhou
BACKGROUND: An impairment of the integrity of the mucosal epithelial barrier can be observed in the course of various gastrointestinal diseases. The migration and proliferation of the intestinal epithelial (IEC-6) cells are essential repair modalities to the healing of mucosal ulcers and wounds. Atractylenolide I (AT-I), one of the major bioactive components in the rhizome of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz. (AMR), possesses multiple pharmacological activities. This study was designed to investigate the therapeutic effects and the underlying molecular mechanisms of AT-I on gastrointestinal mucosal injury...
May 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472972/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-the-ileum-case-report-of-a-16-year-old-chinese-female-and-literature-review
#7
Teng Li, Fang Zhang, Yarui Cao, Shoubin Ning, Yongmin Bi, Weicheng Xue, Li Ren
BACKGROUND: Ewing's sarcoma (ES) and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) are closely related tumors. Although soft tissue ES/PNET are common in clinical practice, they are rare in the small intestine. Because of the absence of characteristic clinical symptoms, they are easily misdiagnosed as other benign or malignant diseases. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we present the case of a 16-year-old female who complained of anemia and interval hematochezia. Her serum test results showed only a slight elevation of CA-125 and a low level of hemoglobin...
May 4, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437888/protective-effects-of-tranilast-on-experimental-colitis-in-rats
#8
Yoshiki Seto, Kouki Kato, Ryota Tsukada, Hiroki Suzuki, Yuuki Kaneko, Yoshiki Kojo, Hideyuki Sato, Satomi Onoue
The present study aimed to verify the efficacy of tranilast (TL) for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with the use of an experimental colitis model. The experimental colitis model was prepared by intrarectal instillation of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS; 40mg/kg) dissolved in water containing 25% ethanol. The pharmacological effects of TL after repeated oral administration were evaluated by biomarker and histological analyses, and the pharmacokinetic behavior of TL was also examined after single oral administration...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412413/activation-of-muscarinic-receptors-prevents-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-disruption-through-p38-mapk
#9
Junsuke Uwada, Takashi Yazawa, Md Tariqul Islam, Md Rafiqul Islam Khan, Susanne M Krug, Michael Fromm, Shin-Ichiro Karaki, Yuichi Suzuki, Atsukazu Kuwahara, Hatsumi Yoshiki, Kiyonao Sada, Ikunobu Muramatsu, Takanobu Taniguchi
Intestinal epithelial cells form a tight barrier to act as selective physical barriers, repelling hostile substances. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is a well characterized pro-inflammatory cytokine which can compromise intestinal barrier function and the suppression of TNF-α function is important for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, we investigated the contribution of G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-induced signalling pathways to the maintenance of epithelial barrier function...
April 12, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374503/tryptase-potentiates-enteric-nerve-activation-by-histamine-and-serotonin-relevance-for-the-effects-of-mucosal-biopsy-supernatants-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients
#10
D Ostertag, A Annahazi, D Krueger, K Michel, I E Demir, G O Ceyhan, F Zeller, M Schemann
BACKGROUND: We previously showed that mucosal biopsy supernatants from irritable bowel syndrome patients activated neurons despite low concentrations of tryptase, histamine, and serotonin which individually would not cause spike discharge. We studied the potentiating responses between these mediators on excitability of enteric neurons. METHODS: Calcium-imaging was performed using the calcium-sensitive dye Fluo-4 AM in human submucous plexus preparations from 45 individuals...
April 4, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324642/cinnamon-reduces-inflammatory-response-in-intestinal-fibroblasts-in-vitro-and-in-colitis-in-vivo-leading-to-decreased-fibrosis
#11
Yvonne Hagenlocher, Sabrina Satzinger, Mehtap Civelek, Katharina Feilhauer, Jörg Köninger, Stephan C Bischoff, Axel Lorentz
Intestinal fibrosis, a complication of inflammatory bowel disease, is currently being addressed by surgery alone, with no adequate alternative therapy available for patients. We propose that anti-inflammatory plant substances like cinnamon extract (CE) or its main compound cinnamaldeyde (CA) could aid in therapy. We recently found CE reducing inflammation in murine colitis. Here, we analysed effects of CE on fibrosis in IL-10(-/-) colitis METHODS AND RESULTS: IL-10(-/-) and wild type (wt) mice were orally treated with/without vehicle or CE...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252278/bifunctional-succinylated-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polylysine-coated-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-ph-responsive-and-intracellular-drug-delivery-targeting-the-colon
#12
Chau T H Nguyen, Richard I Webb, Lynette K Lambert, Ekaterina Strounina, Edward C Lee, Marie-Odile Parat, Michael A McGuckin, Amirali Popat, Peter J Cabot, Benjamin P Ross
Conventional oral drug formulations for colonic diseases require the administration of high doses of drug to achieve effective drug concentrations at the target site. However, this exposes patients to serious systemic toxicity in order to achieve efficacy. To overcome this problem, an oral drug delivery system was developed by loading a large amount (ca. 34% w/w) of prednisolone into 3-aminopropyl-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MCM-NH2) and targeting prednisolone release to the colon by coating the nanoparticle with succinylated ε-polylysine (SPL)...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209497/a-multicenter-assessment-of-the-ability-of-preoperative-computed-tomography-scan-and-ca-125-to-predict-gross-residual-disease-at-primary-debulking-for-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#13
MULTICENTER STUDY
Rudy S Suidan, Pedro T Ramirez, Debra M Sarasohn, Jerrold B Teitcher, Revathy B Iyer, Qin Zhou, Alexia Iasonos, John Denesopolis, Oliver Zivanovic, Kara C Long Roche, Yukio Sonoda, Robert L Coleman, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Hedvig Hricak, Dennis S Chi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of preoperative computed tomography scan and CA-125 to predict gross residual disease (RD) at primary cytoreduction in advanced ovarian cancer. METHODS: A prospective, non-randomized, multicenter trial of patients who underwent primary debulking for stage III-IV epithelial ovarian cancer previously identified 9 criteria associated with suboptimal (>1cm residual) cytoreduction. This is a secondary post-hoc analysis looking at the ability to predict any RD...
April 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207290/fatty-acid-and-mineral-receptors-as-drug-targets-for-gastrointestinal-disorders
#14
REVIEW
Pawin Pongkorpsakol, Aekkacha Moonwiriyakit, Chatchai Muanprasat
Nutrient-sensing receptors, including fatty acid receptors (FFA1-FFA4), Ca(2+)-sensing receptors and Zn(2+)-sensing receptors, are involved in several biological processes. These receptors are abundantly expressed in the GI tract, where they have been shown to play crucial roles in regulating GI function. This review provides an overview of the GI functions of fatty acid and mineral receptors, including the regulation of gastric and enteroendocrine functions, GI motility, ion transport and cell growth. Recently, several lines of evidence have implicated these receptors as promising therapeutic targets for the treatment of GI disorders, for example, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, metabolic syndrome and diarrheal diseases...
March 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204957/insights-into-the-role-of-opioid-receptors-in-the-gi-tract-experimental-evidence-and-therapeutic-relevance
#15
James J Galligan, Catia Sternini
Opioid drugs are prescribed extensively for pain treatment but when used chronically they induce constipation that can progress to opioid-induced bowel dysfunction. Opioid drugs interact with three classes of opioid receptors: mu opioid receptors (MORs), delta opioid receptors (DOR), and kappa opioid receptors (KORs), but opioid drugs mostly target the MORs. Upon stimulation, opioid receptors couple to inhibitory Gi/Go proteins that activate or inhibit downstream effector proteins. MOR and DOR couple to inhibition of adenylate cyclase and voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels and to activation of K(+) channels resulting in reduced neuronal activity and neurotransmitter release...
2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122463/inflammatory-bowel-disease
#16
Grigorios Tsigkas, Periklis Davlouros, Stefanos Despotopoulos, Stelios Assimakopoulos, Georgios Theocharis, George Hahalis
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with the general population. Left main coronary artery (LMCA) thrombosis constitutes a very rare but catastrophic manifestation of acute coronary syndrome. Case reports describing young patients with IBD and LMCA thrombosis are scarce. Most importantly, patients with a positive family history of thrombotic events and those with significant genetic or acquired risk factors such as the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, advanced age, immobilization, pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, obesity, diabetes, and cigarette smoking may have a higher risk of thrombosis among those with active IBD...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096305/epithelial-expression-and-function-of-trypsin-3-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#17
Claire Rolland-Fourcade, Alexandre Denadai-Souza, Carla Cirillo, Cintya Lopez, Josue Obed Jaramillo, Cleo Desormeaux, Nicolas Cenac, Jean-Paul Motta, Muriel Larauche, Yvette Taché, Pieter Vanden Berghe, Michel Neunlist, Emmanuel Coron, Sylvain Kirzin, Guillaume Portier, Delphine Bonnet, Laurent Alric, Stephen Vanner, Celine Deraison, Nathalie Vergnolle
OBJECTIVES: Proteases are key mediators of pain and altered enteric neuronal signalling, although the types and sources of these important intestinal mediators are unknown. We hypothesised that intestinal epithelium is a major source of trypsin-like activity in patients with IBS and this activity signals to primary afferent and enteric nerves and induces visceral hypersensitivity. DESIGN: Trypsin-like activity was determined in tissues from patients with IBS and in supernatants of Caco-2 cells stimulated or not...
January 17, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087670/plant-lectins-activate-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-to-promote-inflammatory-disorders
#18
Tao Gong, Xiaqiong Wang, Yanqing Yang, Yiqing Yan, Chenggong Yu, Rongbin Zhou, Wei Jiang
Plant-derived dietary lectins have been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease, but little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying lectin-induced inflammation. In this study, we showed that plant lectins can induce caspase-1 activation and IL-1β secretion via the NLRP3 inflammasome. Lectins were internalized and subsequently escaped from the lysosome and then translocated to the endoplasmic reticulum...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047756/we-ab-207b-09-margin-reduction-for-planning-target-volume-ptv-in-patients-with-localized-prostate-cancer-impact-on-delivered-dose-and-quality-of-life
#19
A Kumarasiri, C Liu, S Brown, C Glide-Hurst, M Elshaikh, I Chetty, B Movsas
PURPOSE: To estimate the delivered (cumulative) dose to targets and organs at risk for localized prostate cancer patients treated with reduced PTV margins and to evaluate preliminary patient reported quality-of-life (QOL). METHODS: Under an IRB-approved protocol, 20 prostate cancer patients (including 11 control patients) were treated with reduced planning margins (5 mm uniform with 4 mm at prostate/rectum interface). Control patients had standard margin (10/6 mm)-based treatments...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046466/su-f-t-395-evaluation-of-best-dosimetry-achievable-with-vmat-and-imrt-treatment-techniques-targeting-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
#20
K Harpool, E Schnell, T Herman, S Ahmad, T De La Fuente Herman
PURPOSE: To determine from retrospective study the most appropriate technique for targeting small borderline operable pancreatic cancer surrounding blood vessels by evaluating the dosimetry and normal tissue sparing achievable using Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT). METHODS: Treatment plans from ten patients who have undergone treatment with a prescribed dose of 4950 cGy, at 275 cGy per fraction, were analyzed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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