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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919394/concomitant-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-with-sbrt-boost-for-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-phase-i-study
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Kristin A Higgins, Rathi N Pillai, Zhengjia Chen, Sibo Tian, Chao Zhang, Pretesh Patel, Suchita Pakkala, Jay Shelton, Seth D Force, Felix G Fernandez, Conor E Steuer, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Suresh S Ramalingam, Jeffrey D Bradley, Walter J Curran
PURPOSE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is now the standard of care in medically inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer, yielding high rates of local control. It is unknown if SBRT can be safely utilized in the locally advanced NSCLC setting. This multi-institution phase I study evaluated the safety of 44 Gy conventionally fractionated thoracic radiation with concurrent chemotherapy plus a dose escalated SBRT boost to both the primary tumor and involved mediastinal lymph nodes...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913777/diabetes-and-the-small-intestine
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REVIEW
Jonathan Gotfried, Stephen Priest, Ron Schey
Diabetes mellitus (DM) and its associated complications are becoming increasingly prevalent. Gastrointestinal symptoms associated with diabetes is known as diabetic enteropathy (DE) and may manifest as either diarrhea, fecal incontinence, constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, and vomiting or a combination of symptoms. The long-held belief that vagal autonomic neuropathy is the primary cause of DE has recently been challenged by newer theories of disease development. Specifically, hyperglycemia and the resulting oxidative stress on neural networks, including the nitrergic neurons and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), are now believed to play a central role in the development of DE...
September 15, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881849/advances-in-single-cell-rna-sequencing-and-its-applications-in-cancer-research
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REVIEW
Sibo Zhu, Tao Qing, Yuanting Zheng, Li Jin, Leming Shi
Unlike population-level approaches, single-cell RNA sequencing enables transcriptomic analysis of an individual cell. Through the combination of high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatic tools, single-cell RNA-seq can detect more than 10,000 transcripts in one cell to distinguish cell subsets and dynamic cellular changes. After several years' development, single-cell RNA-seq can now achieve massively parallel, full-length mRNA sequencing as well as in situ sequencing and even has potential for multi-omic detection...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871499/a-prospective-evaluation-of-ileocecal-valve-dysfunction-and-intestinal-motility-derangements-in-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
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Bani Chander Roland, Gerard E Mullin, Monica Passi, Xi Zheng, Ahmed Salem, Robert Yolken, Pankaj Jay Pasricha
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an increasingly recognized clinical syndrome; however, its etiophathogenesis is poorly understood. We hypothesized that loss of gastric acid, a delayed intestinal transit, and ileocecal valve dysfunction may contribute to the genesis of this syndrome. AIMS: Our primary aim was to assess these parameters using wireless motility capsule (WMC) testing and to correlate them with the presence or absence of SIBO...
September 4, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858137/ectopic-pancreatic-tissue-in-the-wall-of-the-small-intestine-two-rare-case-reports
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Jiannan Li, Haibin Huang, Sibo Huo, Ying Liu, Guangmeng Xu, Hongwen Gao, Kai Zhang, Tongjun Liu
RATIONALE: Ectopic pancreas, which is a kind of rare congenital disease, forms during embryonic development. It can occur throughout the whole gastrointestinal tract, but has a low tendency to develop in the wall of the small intestine. It is easy for patients with ectopic pancreases to be misdiagnosed because the symptoms are untypical and can vary. PATIENT CONCERNS: In the present study, we reported two rare cases of ectopic pancreatic tissue in the wall of the small intestine, which presented with obvious abdominal pain and distention...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828984/the-efficacy-and-potential-mechanisms-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Zijuan Bi, Yu Zheng, Jianye Yuan, Zhaoxiang Bian
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional bowel disorders (FBD), which is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain, abdominal bloating/distention associated with defecation or changed bowel habits. Currently, there is no evidence of obvious anatomic or physiologic abnormalities on the routine diagnostic examinations. There are multiple pathological factors involved in IBS responsible for its heterogeneous nature, although the exact etiology and pathology of IBS are not well known and it is disappointed to develop biomarkers for this disorder...
August 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801371/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-may-increase-the-likelihood-of-lactose-and-sorbitol-but-not-fructose-intolerance-false-positive-diagnosis
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Tsachi Tsadok Perets, Dalal Hamouda, Olga Layfer, Olga Ashorov, Doron Boltin, Sigal Levy, Yaron Niv, Ram Dickman
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is defined as a bacterial count of more than 10(5) colony-forming units per milliliter in duodenal aspirate. It shares many symptoms with carbohydrate intolerance, which makes the clinical distinction of the disorders difficult. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between a positive carbohydrate breath test and the presence of SIBO suggested by a positive lactulose hydrogen breath test. METHODS: The electronic database of the gastroenterology laboratory of a tertiary medical center was searched for all patients clinically tested for SIBO in 2012-2013 for whom previous results for lactose, fructose, and/or sorbitol breath test were available...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799094/hydrogen-breath-test-to-detect-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-a-prevalence-case-control-study-in-autism
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Li Wang, Yu-Mei Yu, You-Qi Zhang, Jie Zhang, Na Lu, Na Liu
The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) by hydrogen breath test in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with respect to a consistent control group. From 2011 to 2013, 310 children with ASD and 1240 sex- and age-matched typical children were enrolled in this study to undergo glucose breath test. The study participants were considered to exhibit SIBO when an increase in H2 of ≥20 ppm or CH4 of ≥10 ppm with respect to the fasting value was observed up to 60 min after the ingestion of glucose...
August 10, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770351/meta-analysis-proton-pump-inhibitors-moderately-increase-the-risk-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
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REVIEW
Tingting Su, Sanchuan Lai, Allen Lee, Xingkang He, Shujie Chen
The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may potentially predispose to the development of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), but this association is controversial due to conflicting results from studies conducted to date. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the association between the use of PPIs and the risk of SIBO. We systematically searched the online PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases and Web of Science for relevant articles published up to November 2016. Two researchers identified and extracted data independent of each other...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763464/efficacy-of-antibiotherapy-for-treating-flatus-incontinence-associated-with-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Chloé Melchior, Guillaume Gourcerol, Valérie Bridoux, Philippe Ducrotté, Jean-François Quinton, Anne-Marie Leroi
AIM: An increase in intestinal gas production due to small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO) is a contributing factor for flatus incontinence. The aims of our study were to assess the efficacy of metronidazole in a select population of patients with flatus incontinence associated with SIBO and to compare its efficacy with that of a combination of simethicone and activated charcoal (SC; Carbosylane) in randomized experimental arms. METHODS: Adult patients suffering from flatus incontinence associated with SIBO diagnosed by a glucose breath test were enrolled in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756502/aciduric-strains-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-and-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-isolated-from-human-feces-have-strong-adhesion-and-aggregation-properties
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Kyle B Klopper, Shelly M Deane, Leon M T Dicks
Human feces were streaked onto MRS Agar adjusted to pH 2.5, 3.0, and 6.4, respectively, and medium supplemented with 1.0% (w/v) bile salts. Two aciduric strains, identified as Lactobacillus reuteri HFI-LD5 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus HFI-K2 (based on 16S rDNA and recA sequences), were non-hemolytic and did not hydrolyze mucin. The surface of Lactobacillus reuteri HFI-LD5 cells has a weak negative charge, whereas Lactobacillus rhamnosus HFI-K2 has acidic and basic properties, and produces exopolysaccharides (EPS)...
July 29, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741730/fermentation-quality-and-nutritive-value-of-total-mixed-ration-silages-based-on-desert-wormwood-artemisia-desertorum-spreng-combining-with-early-stage-corn
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Guomei Yin, Chunsheng Bai, Juanjuan Sun, Lin Sun, Yanlin Xue, Yuanyuan Zhang, Heping Zhao, Zhu Yu, Sibo Liu, Kewei Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the fermentation quality and nutritive value of total mixed ration (TMR) silages based on desert wormwood (DW) combined with early stage corn (ESC) as forage and determine an optimum formula. Desert wormwood and ESC were harvested, chopped, and mixed with other ingredients according to a formula, packed into laboratory silos at densities of 500-550 g/L, and stored in the dark for 60 days. The DW proportions in the forage of TMR were 1, 0.75, 0.50, 0.25 and 0, based on fresh weight...
July 25, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714098/rational-design-of-three-layered-tio2-carbon-mos2-hierarchical-nanotubes-for-enhanced-lithium-storage
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Sibo Wang, Bu Yuan Guan, Le Yu, Xiong Wen David Lou
Here we demonstrate the rational design and synthesis of three-layered TiO2 @carbon@MoS2 hierarchical nanotubes for anode applications in lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). Through an efficient step-by-step strategy, ultrathin MoS2 nanosheets are grown on nitrogen-doped carbon (NC) coated TiO2 nanotubes to achieve the TiO2 @NC@MoS2 tubular nanostructures. This smart design can effectively shorten the diffusion length of Li(+) ions, increase electric conductivity of the electrode, relax volume variation of electrode materials upon cycling, and provide more active sites for electrochemical reactions...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702130/new-insights-in-ibs-like-disorders-pandora-s-box-has-been-opened-a-review
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REVIEW
Raffaele Borghini, Giuseppe Donato, Domenico Alvaro, Antonio Picarelli
The most complained gastrointestinal symptoms are chronic diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain. Once malignancies and inflammatory bowel diseases are excluded, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the so called "IBS-like disorders" should be taken into account. The relationship between IBS as defined by Rome IV criteria and these clinical conditions is sometimes obscure, since many IBS patients identify food as a possible trigger for their symptoms. Here, we discuss IBS and the most common IBS-like disorders (celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs), lactose intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), α-amylase/trypsin inhibitor (ATIs), nickel allergic contact mucositis), focusing on epidemiologic, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694483/somatic-mutations-in-zfhx4-gene-are-associated-with-poor-overall-survival-of-chinese-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Tao Qing, Sibo Zhu, Chen Suo, Lei Zhang, Yuanting Zheng, Leming Shi
Recent genome-sequencing studies have revealed dozens of genes frequently mutated in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, but few genes are associated with patients' clinical outcomes. Novel prognostic biomarkers are urgently needed in the clinic. We collected both somatic mutations and clinical information of 442 Chinese esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients from four published studies. Survival analysis was performed to reveal the clinical significance of the mutated genes. Dysregulation of the mutated genes was observed from public gene-expression data sets and its effects on cell migration and invasion were investigated with siRNA-mediated silencing...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679338/reduced-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-increased-intraepithelial-lymphocytes-are-associated-with-development-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-in-post-infectious-ibs-mouse-model
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Binrui Chen, Shuwen Zhu, Lijun Du, Huiqin He, John J Kim, Ning Dai
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal dysmotility and immune activation are likely involved in the pathogenesis of small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We aimed at investigating the role of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and intestinal inflammation in the development of SIBO using a post-infectious IBS (PI-IBS) mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: NIH mice were randomly infected with Trichinella spiralis. Visceral sensitivity and stool pattern were assessed at 8-weeks post-infection (PI)...
July 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678727/global-low-rank-image-restoration-with-gaussian-mixture-model
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Sibo Zhang, Licheng Jiao, Fang Liu, Shuang Wang
Low-rank restoration has recently attracted a lot of attention in the research of computer vision. Empirical studies show that exploring the low-rank property of the patch groups can lead to superior restoration performance, however, there is limited achievement on the global low-rank restoration because the rank minimization at image level is too strong for the natural images which seldom match the low-rank condition. In this paper, we describe a flexible global low-rank restoration model which introduces the local statistical properties into the rank minimization...
June 27, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666309/rediscover-the-clinical-value-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-in-patients-with-intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Jung Hyun Jo, Soo Jung Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim
Background/Aims Many patients with intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) still suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms despite the disease being in endoscopic or radiological remission. Previous studies report that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) can be associated with inflammatory bowel disease. However, there have been no reports about SIBO in patients with intestinal BD. We sought to identify the frequency of SIBO in patients with inactive intestinal BD by HBT and to investigate the efficacy of rifaximin as a treatment for SIBO...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646815/integrative-treatment-of-chronic-abdominal-bloating-and-pain-associated-with-overgrowth-of-small-intestinal-bacteria-a-case-report
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Laura Kwiatkowski, Elizabeth Rice, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is commonly defined as an increased number of bacteria and/or an abnormal type of bacteria in the small intestine. Conventional treatment for SIBO is typically focused on antibiotics to eradicate the bacterial overgrowth. Numerous studies have demonstrated the antimicrobial activity of herbs, and a diet low in fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) has been shown to enhance antibiotic therapy. Objective • The current case study intended to evaluate the benefits of an alternative, multifaceted approach-including botanical and homeopathic therapies in conjunction with a low-FODMAP diet-in the treatment of SIBO and its associated symptoms...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589304/prevalence-of-abnormal-lactose-breath-hydrogen-tests-in-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain
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Neha Garg, Srikanta Basu, Preeti Singh, Ruchika Kumar, Lokesh Sharma, Praveen Kumar
OBJECTIVES: The study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of abnormal lactose breath hydrogen test in children with non-organic chronic abdominal pain. METHODS: Children with chronic abdominal pain were examined and investigated for organic causes. All children without a known organic cause underwent lactose and glucose breath hydrogen test. After a standard dose of 2 g/kg of lactose to a maximum of 50 g, hydrogen in breath was measured at 15 min intervals for 3 h...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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