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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916649/new-horizons-for-cystic-fibrosis-treatment
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REVIEW
Isabelle Fajac, Kris De Boeck
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited multi-system disease associated with chronic lung infection, malabsorption, salt loss syndromes, male infertility and leading to numerous comorbidities. The landscape in cystic fibrosis care has changed markedly with currently more adult patients than children in many countries. Over 2000 different mutations in theCFTRgene have been reported and the majority are extremely rare. Understanding howCFTRmutations translate to disturbed synthesis or function of the CFTR protein has opened the way to 'personalized' treatments to correct the basic defect...
December 1, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916060/-the-453rd-case-diarrhea-weight-loss-and-diabetes-mellitus
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S T Wang, D R Zhong, X H Sun
Chronic diarrhea is a common complaint in gastroentology department, which is classified into a variety of types. While as eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a rare cause. A 50-year-old male patient was admitted with a 2-year history of diarrhea worsened for 10 months. Fasting could alleviate the diarrhea. Laboratory findings demonstrated anemia, low vitamins and minerals, fat malabsorption and abnormal D-xylose absorption test, delayed gastric emptying. According to the endoscopic biopsy of gastrointestinal mucosa, the diagnosis of eosinophilic gastroenteritis was made...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912030/perinatal-outcomes-and-the-influence-of-maternal-characteristics-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Cristiane Chagas, Cláudia Saunders, Silvia Pereira, Jacqueline Silva, Carlos Saboya, Andréa Ramalho
OBJECTIVE: Assess the perinatal outcomes and identify what maternal characteristics can influence them in women who had undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analytical, prospective, and longitudinal study with pregnant adult women. INCLUSION CRITERIA: chronological age >20 years; singleton pregnancy; RYGB surgery before pregnancy. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: prior malabsorptive or restrictive surgeries; malabsorption syndrome...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910801/epidemiologic-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-refractory-coeliac-disease-a-systematic-review
#4
Sara Anna Rowinski, Erik Christensen
INTRODUCTION: Refractory coeliac disease (RCD) is a rare and severe malabsorptive disease. The condition has two subtypes: RCDI and RCDII. Different treatments have been tested: and because RCD has a poor prognosis due to progress to enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma, the aim was to review the epidemiologic aspects and the therapeutic options for RCD. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in 18 databases, and 122 records were identified. Incidence, prevalence, treatment methods and their efficacy were evaluated...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906009/current-trends-and-intricacies-in-the-management-of-hiv-associated-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Narendran Gopalan, Padmapriyadarsini Chandrasekaran, Soumya Swaminathan, Srikanth Tripathy
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has undoubtedly increased the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) globally, posing a formidable global health challenge affecting 1.2 million cases. Pulmonary TB assumes utmost significance in the programmatic perspective as it is readily transmissible as well as easily diagnosable. HIV complicates every aspect of pulmonary tuberculosis from diagnosis to treatment, demanding a different approach to effectively tackle both the diseases. In order to control these converging epidemics, it is important to diagnose early, initiate appropriate therapy for both infections, prevent transmission and administer preventive therapy...
September 26, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905219/early-24-hour-blood-pressure-response-to-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-in-obese-patients
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Julie S Pedersen, Christian Borup, Morten Damgaard, Vindhya D Yatawara, Andrea K Floyd, Niels Gadsbøll, Peter K Bonfils
Recently, it has been proposed, that the blood pressure (BP) lowering effect of gastric bypass surgery not only is explained by the obtained weight loss, but that the anatomical rearrangement of the gut after 'malabsorptive' surgical techniques, such as the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), may affect BP through a change in a putative 'entero-renal' axis. If so one could anticipate a reduction in BP even before a noticeable weight loss was obtained. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the very early BP response to LRYGB surgery...
December 1, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904960/active-and-passive-involvement-of-claudins-in-the-pathophysiology-of-intestinal-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Christian Barmeyer, Michael Fromm, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke
Intestinal inflammatory diseases, four of which are discussed here, are associated with alterations of claudins. In ulcerative colitis, diarrhea and antigen entry into the mucosa occurs. Claudin-2 is upregulated but data on other claudins are still limited or vary (e.g., claudin-1 and -4). Apart from that, tight junction changes contribute to diarrhea via a leak flux mechanism, while protection against antigen entry disappears behind epithelial gross lesions (erosions) and apoptotic foci. Crohn's disease is additionally characterized by a claudin-5 and claudin-8 reduction which plays an active role in antigen uptake already before gross lesions appear...
November 30, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900603/enteropathy-associated-t-cell-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Sarah Ondrejka, Deepa Jagadeesh
Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma is a rare neoplasm with uniformly aggressive features that arises from intestinal T-cells. There is strong evidence supporting its association as a dire complication of celiac disease. The clinical presentation can vary from malabsorption and abdominal pain to an acute abdominal emergency. Originally, it was divided into types I and II in World Health Organization (WHO) classification schemes, reflective of epidemiology and differences in clinicopathologic features. The debate over the degree of separation of the two types is ongoing as new data emerges regarding the pathogenetics...
November 29, 2016: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896648/clinical-and-metabolic-effects-of-biliopancreatic-diversion-persist-after-reduction-of-the-gastric-pouch-and-elongation-of-the-common-alimentary-tract-preliminary-report-in-a-series-of-patients-with-a-10-year-follow-up
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Valerio Ceriani, Francesco Cetta, Tiziana Lodi, Ferdinando Pinna, Antonio E Pontiroli
BACKGROUND: Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is a bariatric technique burdened, in some instances, by clinical evidence of malabsorption and malnutrition, and by intractable diarrhea. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess metabolic and nutritional effects on patients undergoing BPD and BPD plus revisional surgery because of side effects. METHODS: Thirty-five consecutive BPD patients underwent revisional surgery (elongation of the common limb from 50 to 200 cm and reduction of the gastric pouch from 500 to 40 ml) after a median 48-month period [48...
November 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892226/an-overview-of-the-management-of-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Carolyn C Johnstone
Chronic pancreatitis is a complex inflammatory condition characterised by irreversible damage to the pancreas. This article explores the pathophysiology of this condition and its effects on pancreatic function. It outlines the causes and presenting features of chronic pancreatitis, as well as its effect on patients' quality of life and the changes to their lifestyle that are likely to be required. Chronic pancreatitis cannot be cured; therefore, treatment aims to control pain, manage problems associated with malabsorption, and assess and manage long-term complications that may develop, such as insulin dependence...
November 23, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891260/intravenous-vitamin-c-administered-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-recurrent-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Amit Bharara, Catherine Grossman, Daniel Grinnan, Aamer Syed, Bernard Fisher, Christine DeWilde, Ramesh Natarajan, Alpha A Berry Fowler
This case report summarizes the first use of intravenous vitamin C employed as an adjunctive interventional agent in the therapy of recurrent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The two episodes of ARDS occurred in a young female patient with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, a rare, sporadically occurring, noninherited disorder that is characterized by extensive gastrointestinal polyposis and malabsorption. Prior to the episodes of sepsis, the patient was receiving nutrition via chronic hyperalimentation administered through a long-standing central venous catheter...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889344/malabsorption-of-a-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-system-leading-to-very-late-in-scaffold-restenosis-more-than-3-5-years-after-implantation-assessment-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Michael Dommasch, Nikolas Langwieser, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Tareq Ibrahim
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November 17, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875355/novel-mutations-in-epcam-cause-congenital-tufting-enteropathy
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Wenjuan Tang, Taosheng Huang, Zhongyao Xu, Ying Huang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Congenital tufting enteropathy (CTE) is a rare autosomal recessive form of intractable diarrhea of infancy. Patients develop chronic diarrhea within days after birth, leading to severe malabsorption and significant mortality. CTE is characterized by subtotal villous atrophy with crypt hyperplasia. Typical features include abnormal villi in the intestinal epithelium and disorganization of surface enterocytes with focal crowding, resembling tufts. The pathogenesis of CTE remains poorly understood...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872836/urolithiasis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-bariatric-surgery
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Agapios Gkentzis, Michael Kimuli, Jon Cartledge, Olivier Traxer, Chandra Shekhar Biyani
AIM: To analyse current literature focusing on pathogenesis and therapeutic aspects of urolithiasis with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and following bariatric surgery. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, supplemented with additional references. Studies assessing the association of IBD or bariatric surgery with renal stones in both paediatric and adulthood were included. RESULTS: Certain types of stones are seen more frequently with IBD...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872184/functional-variants-in-the-sucrase-isomaltase-gene-associate-with-increased-risk-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Maria Henström, Lena Diekmann, Ferdinando Bonfiglio, Fatemeh Hadizadeh, Eva-Maria Kuech, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, Louise B Thingholm, Tenghao Zheng, Ghazaleh Assadi, Claudia Dierks, Martin Heine, Ute Philipp, Ottmar Distl, Mary E Money, Meriem Belheouane, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Joseph Rafter, Gerardo Nardone, Rosario Cuomo, Paolo Usai-Satta, Francesca Galeazzi, Matteo Neri, Susanna Walter, Magnus Simrén, Pontus Karling, Bodil Ohlsson, Peter T Schmidt, Greger Lindberg, Aldona Dlugosz, Lars Agreus, Anna Andreasson, Emeran Mayer, John F Baines, Lars Engstrand, Piero Portincasa, Massimo Bellini, Vincenzo Stanghellini, Giovanni Barbara, Lin Chang, Michael Camilleri, Andre Franke, Hassan Y Naim, Mauro D'Amato
OBJECTIVE: IBS is a common gut disorder of uncertain pathogenesis. Among other factors, genetics and certain foods are proposed to contribute. Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) is a rare genetic form of disaccharide malabsorption characterised by diarrhoea, abdominal pain and bloating, which are features common to IBS. We tested sucrase-isomaltase (SI) gene variants for their potential relevance in IBS. DESIGN: We sequenced SI exons in seven familial cases, and screened four CSID mutations (p...
November 21, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867868/innovative-solutions-in-bariatric-surgery
#16
REVIEW
Tomasz Kozlowski, Krzysztof Kozakiewicz, Jacek Dadan, Piotr Mysliwiec
Nowadays all over the world the rising plague of obesity can be observed. The obesity was recognized as "an epidemic of XXI century" in 1997 by World Health Organization. The change of eating habits, active lifestyle or pharmacological curation are often insufficient to fight against obesity. Nowadays, there are not any guidelines about gold standard for curing obese patients is bariatric surgery. At the moment, two types of bariatric procedures: laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, are most commonly used...
October 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856362/colonic-transit-and-bile-acid-synthesis-or-excretion-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-diarrhea-without-bile-acid-malabsorption
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Cédric Peleman, Michael Camilleri, Irene Busciglio, Duane Burton, Leslie Donato, Alan R Zinsmeister
: bile acid malabsorption (BAM). BAs are passively absorbed to a different extent along the mammalian colon, so that levels are lower in the feces than in proximal colon. Our aim was to explore associations among total, primary, and secretory BA in stool and colonic transit in patients with irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea (IBS-D) without overt BAM. METHODS: In a cross-sectional observational study of 116 patients with IBS-D recruited from local communities in Minnesota, we measured total and individual main fecal BA excretion, fecal fat and fecal weight over 48 hrs, fasting serum levels of C4 (surrogate for BA synthesis), and overall colonic transit by scintigraphy (geometric center at 24 hrs and 48 hrs)...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854316/causes-consequences-and-public-health-implications-of-low-b-vitamin-status-in-ageing
#18
REVIEW
Kirsty Porter, Leane Hoey, Catherine F Hughes, Mary Ward, Helene McNulty
The potential protective roles of folate and the metabolically related B-vitamins (vitamins B12, B6 and riboflavin) in diseases of ageing are of increasing research interest. The most common cause of folate and riboflavin deficiencies in older people is low dietary intake, whereas low B12 status is primarily associated with food-bound malabsorption, while sub-optimal vitamin B6 status is attributed to increased requirements in ageing. Observational evidence links low status of folate and the related B-vitamins (and/or elevated concentrations of homocysteine) with a higher risk of degenerative diseases including cardiovascular disease (CVD), cognitive dysfunction and osteoporosis...
November 16, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849377/in-patients-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-while-in-therapy-with-tablet-l-t4-the-liquid-l-t4-formulation-is-more-effective-in-restoring-euthyroidism
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Poupak Fallahi, Silvia Martina Ferrari, Alessandro Antonelli
OBJECTIVE: Levothyroxine (L-T4) is the standard therapy of hypothyroidism. Our purpose is to compare the effectiveness of L-T4 liquid formulation, with respect to L-T4 tablet, in hypothyroid patients without malabsorption or drug interference. METHODS: Twentyone subjects with high thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) values under therapy with L-T4 tablets were switched to liquid L-T4 at the same dosage, 30 minutes before breakfast. RESULTS: TSH values significantly declined after 2 months from the switch to liquid L-T4, reaching in most cases the normal range...
November 16, 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849236/treatment-of-short-bowel-syndrome-in-children-value-of-the-intestinal-rehabilitation-program
#20
Uenis Tannuri, Fabio de Barros, Ana Cristina Aoun Tannuri
The main cause of acute intestinal failure is short bowel syndrome, generally as a result of resection of extensive segments of small intestine. As a result, the main symptoms are watery diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, chronic malnutrition, and death, if the patient is not properly treated. If the length of the remaining intestine is greater than 30 cm, complete adaptation is possible and the patient may not require parenteral nutrition. The currently recommended treatment includes the use of prolonged parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition, always aimed at constant weight gain, in conjunction with surgeries aimed at elongating the dilated bowel...
September 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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