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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548239/impact-of-barium-enema-on-acute-diverticulitis-recurrence-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-349-patients
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Francisco J Medina-Fernández, Lidia Rodríguez-Ortiz, Dimas J Garcilazo-Arismendi, Elena Navarro-Rodríguez, Eva M Torres-Tordera, César A Díaz-López, Javier Briceño
AIM: Acute diverticulitis is becoming a health concern in western countries as its incidence is increasing. Currently, one of the accepted theories on possible causes of diverticular perforation is the impactation of faecal residuals into some diverticula. Our aim was to evaluate whether barium impactation might have a negative effect by promoting diverticular inflammation/rupture and thereby acute diverticulitis recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study (January 2005/December 2015) was conducted at the Reina Sofia University Hospital of Cordoba (Spain)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533911/hepatic-encephalopathy
#2
Peter Ferenci
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a reversible syndrome of impaired brain function occurring in patients with advanced liver diseases. The precise pathophysiology of HE is still under discussion; the leading hypothesis focus on the role of neurotoxins, impaired neurotransmission due to metabolic changes in liver failure, changes in brain energy metabolism, systemic inflammatory response and alterations of the blood brain barrier. HE produces a wide spectrum of nonspecific neurological and psychiatric manifestations...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522790/the-influence-of-rifaximin-on-diverticulitis-rate-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-diverticulosis
#3
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/28520998/medications-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-travellers-diarrhea
#4
David N Taylor, Davidson H Hamer, David R Shlim
Background: . Travellers' diarrhea (TD) remains one of the most common illnesses encountered by travellers to less developed areas of the world. Because bacterial pathogens such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), enteroaggregative E. coli , Campylobacter spp. and Shigella spp. are the most frequent causes, antibiotics have been useful in both prevention and treatment of TD. Methods.: Results of trials that assessed the use of medications for the prevention and treatment of TD were identified through PubMed and MEDLINE searches using search terms 'travellers' diarrhea', 'prevention' and 'treatment'...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518283/branched-chain-amino-acids-for-people-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Lise Lotte Gluud, Gitte Dam, Iñigo Les, Giulio Marchesini, Mette Borre, Niels Kristian Aagaard, Hendrik Vilstrup
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy is a brain dysfunction with neurological and psychiatric changes associated with liver insufficiency or portal-systemic shunting. The severity ranges from minor symptoms to coma. A Cochrane systematic review including 11 randomised clinical trials on branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) versus control interventions has evaluated if BCAA may benefit people with hepatic encephalopathy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of BCAA versus any control intervention for people with hepatic encephalopathy...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501926/an-outbreak-of-clostridium-difficile-pcr-ribotype-027-in-spain-risk-factors-for-recurrence-and-a-novel-treatment-strategy
#6
E Bouza, L Alcalá, M Marín, M Valerio, E Reigadas, P Muñoz, M González-Del Vecchio, V de Egea
An outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) caused by ribotype 027 (B1/NAP1) began in our hospital in November 2014, and produced 141 episodes in the following months. The aim of this study is to describe this outbreak, assess risk factors for recurrence of CDI-027 and to analyze the implementation of a novel treatment strategy. This is a prospective study of all patients with CDI-027, from November 2014 to November 2015. The epidemiological data were collected daily for each patient. We compared clinical characteristics and treatment between patients with and without recurrence of CDI-027...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500320/oral-administration-of-trace-element-magnesium-significantly-improving-the-cognition-and-locomotion-in-hepatic-encephalopathy-rats
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Ying Li, Chang Xue Ji, Li Hong Mei, Jin Wei Qiang, Shuai Ju
The therapeutic effects of iron, zinc and magnesium trace elements, as well as rifaximin were investigated and compared in HE rats. In this study, HE rats were treated with either ferrous sulfate (HE-Fe, 30 mg/kg/day), zinc sulfate (HE-Zn, 30 mg/kg/day), magnesium sulfate (HE-Mg, 50 mg/kg/day) or rifaximin (HE-Rf, 50 mg/kg/day), which was mixed with water and administered orally for 61 days. The Morris water maze (MWM) and open-field tests were used to evaluate cognitive and locomotor function. The blood ammonia levels before and after administration of the glutamine challenge test, manganese concentration and glutamine synthetase (GS) activity were measured...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498921/a-meta-analysis-of-the-use-of-rifaximin-to-prevent-travellers-diarrhoea
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Qin Xiang Ng, Collin Yih Xian Ho, Dongju Shin, Nandini Venkatanarayanan, Hwei Wuen Chan
Background: Travellers' diarrhoea affects tens of millions of people travelling to less developed countries or regions annually. There are positive reports of the use of rifaximin, a non-absorbed, gut-selective antibiotic to prevent travellers' diarrhoea. This study will critically review and analyse clinical trials on the subject. Methods: Using the keywords [diarrhoea OR diarrhoea OR travel*] AND [rifaximin OR xifaxan OR xifaxanta OR normix OR rifagut], a preliminary search on the PubMed and Ovid databases yielded 411 papers published in English between 1 January 1988 and 1 July 2016...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494576/diverticular-disease-an-update-on-pathogenesis-and-management
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REVIEW
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/28494541/-new-therapeutic-paradigm-and-concepts-for-patients-with-cirrhotic-refractory-ascites
#10
S Z Wang, H G Ding
The activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-vasopressin system is a key factor in the formation of ascites due to splanchnic vasodilation in cirrhosis. In theory, aldosterone antagonists, contraction of blood vessels, vasopressin V2 receptor, and angiotensin receptor antagonists are important targets for the prevention and treatment of cirrhotic ascites. The 15%-20% of patients with cirrhotic ascites that show no response to at least one week's treatment with potent diuretics (spironolactone 160 mg/d combined with furosemide 80 mg/d) are considered to have refractory ascites...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491179/transhepatic-embolization-of-a-congenital-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-the-treatment-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-a-noncirrhotic-patient-using-amplatzer-vascular-plug-device
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Rachel Ann Brader, Kyung Rae Kim
A 73-year-old male with no history of liver disease was hospitalized for weakness, confusion, ataxia, and new onset hepatic encephalopathy with hyperammonemia. After management with lactulose and rifaximin, his symptoms persisted, and he underwent transjugular liver biopsy. Biopsy showed normal liver, but a portosystemic shunt was incidentally identified on postbiopsy venogram. The patient underwent occlusion of the shunt with two Amplatzer vascular plugs and four Nester coils. Following embolization, the patient's symptoms resolved completely...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471831/response-to-improvement-of-sleep-architecture-parameters-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-recurrent-hepatic-encephalopathy-with-the-use-of-rifaximin-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-association-with-zolpidem
#12
Ofir N Nevo, Allen D Brinker, Ida-Lina Diak, Cindy M Kortepeter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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/28453588/-diverticular-disease-myths-and-realities
#14
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/28425154/rifaximin-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-an-open-label-pilot-study
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Jeremy F L Cobbold, Stephen Atkinson, Julian R Marchesi, Ann Smith, Sann N Wai, Julie Stove, Fariba Shojaee-Moradie, Nicola Jackson, A Margot Umpleby, Julie Fitzpatrick, E Louise Thomas, Jimmy D Bell, Elaine Holmes, Simon D Taylor-Robinson, Robert D Goldin, Michael S Yee, Quentin M Anstee, Mark R Thursz
AIM: Gut microbial dysbiosis is implicated in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We investigated downstream effects of gut microbiota modulation on markers of hepatic inflammation, steatosis, and hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity in patients with NASH using Rifaximin therapy. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven NASH and elevated aminotransferase values were included in this open-label pilot study, all receiving 6 weeks Rifaximin 400 mg twice daily, followed by a 6 week observation period...
April 20, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392702/hepatic-encephalopathy-what-the-multidisciplinary-team-can-do
#16
REVIEW
Andy Liu, Eric R Yoo, Osama Siddique, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Aijaz Ahmed
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a complex disease requiring a multidisciplinary approach among specialists, primary care team, family, and caregivers. HE is currently a diagnosis of exclusion, requiring an extensive workup to exclude other possible etiologies, including mental status changes, metabolic, infectious, traumatic, and iatrogenic causes. The categorization of HE encompasses a continuum, varying from the clinically silent minimal HE (MHE), which is only detectable using psychometric tests, to overt HE, which is further divided into four grades of severity...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387885/retrospective-comparison-of-long-term-ten-day-month-rifaximin-or-mesalazine-in-prevention-of-relapse-in-acute-diverticulitis
#17
V Festa, S Spila Alegiani, F Chiesara, A Moretti, M Bianchi, A Dezi, G Traversa, M Koch
OBJECTIVE: Diverticular disease (DD) of the colon has an increasing burden on health services. The effectiveness of rifaximin for the treatment of DD, is not yet established. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of long-term treatment with rifaximin or mesalazine in a 10-day schedule for the prevention of recurrent diverticulitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study. We identified all consecutive patients with DD and previous acute diverticulitis (AD) in our outpatients' database; 124 patients, were included...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338174/the-impact-of-rifaximin-in-the-prevention-of-bacterial-infections-in-cirrhosis
#18
M Mariani, V Zuccaro, S F A Patruno, L Scudeller, P Sacchi, A Lombardi, M Vecchia, P Columpsi, P Marone, G Filice, R Bruno
OBJECTIVE: Bacterial infections are a leading factor in the progression from compensated to decompensated cirrhosis, with consequent worsening of the prognosis, and concerted efforts have been made to reduce infections and improve the survival rate of these patients. We retrospectively investigated the rate of infections in hospitalized cirrhotic patients under treatment with rifaximin. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 649 patients whose clinical and personal data, prescribed therapy, microbiological findings and laboratory tests were collected from previous discharge letters and our institution database...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298258/susceptibility-to-rifaximin-and-other-antimicrobials-of-bacteria-isolated-in-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-infections-in-southeast-mexico
#19
O Novoa-Farias, A C Frati-Munari, M A Peredo, S Flores-Juárez, O Novoa-García, J Galicia-Tapia, C E Romero-Carpio
INTRODUCTION: Enteropathogenic bacteria isolated in Mexico City have shown a high rate of resistance to different antibiotics, with the exception of rifaximin (RIF). RIF is a nonabsorbable antibiotic that reaches high fecal concentrations (≈ 8,000μg/g). Susceptibility to antimicrobials can vary in different geographic regions. AIM: To study the susceptibility to rifaximin and other antimicrobials of enteropathogenic bacteria isolated in patients with acute diarrhea in the southeastern region of Mexico...
March 12, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290635/rifaximin-xifaxan-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#20
Sabesan Karuppiah, Katarzyna Pomianowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: American Family Physician
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