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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334845/infantile-tremor-syndrome-and-subdural-hemorrhage-in-an-infant-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Anirban Mandal, Mayank Priyadarshi, Kanaram Jat, Sushil Kumar Kabra
Cystic fibrosis (CF), an autosomal recessive disease with multi-system involvement, may present with bleeding in infancy owing to vitamin K malabsorption. Infantile tremor syndrome (ITS) is an obscure condition associated with vitamin B12 and other micronutrient deficiencies, described predominantly in Indian subcontinent. We describe an infant presenting with ITS and chronic subdural hemorrhage. He was subsequently diagnosed to have CF. The ITS and subdural hemorrhage is rarely reported in children with CF...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332731/undiagnosed-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-and-chronic-pancreatitis-in-functional-gi-disorder-patients-with-diarrhea-or-abdominal-pain
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N J Talley, G Holtmann, N Q Nguyen, P R Gibson, P Bampton, M Veysey, J Wong, S Philcox, N Koloski, L Bunby, M Jones
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A previous UK study showed that 6.1% of patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D) had evidence of severe pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), but these findings need replication. We aimed to identify the prevalence of PEl based on faecal elastase stool testing in consecutive outpatients presenting with chronic unexplained abdominal pain and/or diarrhea and/or IBS-D. METHODS: Patients aged over 40 years presenting to hospital outpatient clinics from 6 sites within Australia with unexplained abdominal pain and/or diarrhea for at least 3 months and/or IBS-D were studied...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326597/performing-routine-follow-up-biopsy-1-year-after-diagnosis-does-not-affect-long-term-outcomes-in-coeliac-disease
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H Pekki, K Kurppa, M Mäki, H Huhtala, K Laurila, T Ilus, K Kaukinen
BACKGROUND: A repeat biopsy is recommended, but often omitted in coeliac disease patients on a gluten-free diet. The effect of performing or not performing repeat biopsies is currently unknown. AIM: To identify factors associated with and the significance of lacking biopsy for long-term outcome. Predictors and the importance of incomplete histological recovery after 1 year was investigated in re-biopsied patients. METHODS: A total of 760 patients participated in a nationwide follow-up study...
March 21, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323273/hydrogen-and-methane-based-breath-testing-in-gastrointestinal-disorders-the-north-american-consensus
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Ali Rezaie, Michelle Buresi, Anthony Lembo, Henry Lin, Richard McCallum, Satish Rao, Max Schmulson, Miguel Valdovinos, Salam Zakko, Mark Pimentel
OBJECTIVES: Breath tests (BTs) are important for the diagnosis of carbohydrate maldigestion syndromes and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). However, standardization is lacking regarding indications for testing, test methodology and interpretation of results. A consensus meeting of experts was convened to develop guidelines for clinicians and research. METHODS: Pre-meeting survey questions encompassing five domains; indications, preparation, performance, interpretation of results, and knowledge gaps, were sent to 17 clinician-scientists, and 10 attended a live meeting...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320520/national-survey-for-bariatric-procedures-in-adolescent-long-time-follow-up
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Roberto Luca Castellani, Mauro Toppino, Franco Favretti, Francesco Saverio Camoglio, Nicola Zampieri
INTRODUCTION: The role of bariatric surgery and its role in adolescent is still under discussion worldwide. The aim of this study is to report an Italian survey for bariatric procedures in adolescents and the outcome with a medium and long-term follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed consecutive data added into the Italian register of the society for bariatric surgery(period 2000-2010). We evaluated all patients treated in a 10-year period with a mean follow-up of 3 years...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298900/the-impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-the-management-of-hypoglycemic-events
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Mahmoud Attia Mohamed Kassem, Michael Andrew Durda, Nicoleta Stoicea, Omer Cavus, Levent Sahin, Barbara Rogers
Recent studies discussed the benefit of bariatric surgery on obese patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Several factors play an essential role in predicting the impact of bariatric surgery on T2DM, such as ABCD score (age, BMI, C-peptide, and duration of the disease), HbA1c, and fasting blood glucose, incretins [glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP)]. DiaRem score known to include factors such as age, HbA1c, medication, and insulin usage used to predict the remission of T2DM, but it has some limitations...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292401/what-bariatric-surgery-can%C3%A2-teach-us-about-endoluminal-treatment-of-obesity%C3%A2-and-metabolic-disorders
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Lee M Kaplan
Bariatric surgical procedures, including gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic diversion, are the most effective and durable treatments for obesity. In addition, These operations induce metabolic changes that provide weight-independent improvement in type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic disorders. Initially thought to work by mechanical restriction of food intake or malabsorption of ingested nutrients, these procedures are now known to work through complex changes in neuroendocrine and immune signals emanating from the gut, including peptide hormones, bile acids, vagal nerve activity, and metabolites generated by the gut microbiota, all collaborating to reregulate appetite, food preference, and energy expenditure...
April 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290366/generation-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-strains-with-improved-potential-to-target-gastrointestinal-disorders-related-to-sugar-malabsorption
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Helena Šeme, Bojana Bogovič Matijašić, Karmen Švigelj, Tomaž Langerholc, Štefan Fujs, Jaka Horvat, Emil Zlatić, Krešimir Gjuračić, Hrvoje Petković, Mateja Štempelj, Blaženka Kos, Jagoda Šušković, Gregor Kosec
Malabsorption of dietary sugars is a common cause of gastrointestinal discomfort, affecting up to one in three people with debilitating symptoms, such as abdominal pain, osmotic diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence. Besides dietary interventions, it has been suggested that ingestion of lactobacilli may alleviate these symptoms. The objectives of this study were to generate strains with improved potential to ameliorate sugar malabsorption related gastrointestinal disorders. Initial selection was made from 183 natural isolates of lactic acid bacteria, on the basis of broad sugar fermentation ability, absence of gas production, gastrointestinal survival and susceptibility to important medical antimicrobials...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288854/irinotecan-induced-bile-acid-malabsorption-is-associated-with-down-regulation-of-ileal-asbt-slc10a2-in-mice
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A-Xi Shi, Yan Zhou, Xiao-Yi Zhang, Yan-Shu Zhao, Hong-Yan Qin, Yan-Ping Wang, Xin-An Wu
Irinotecan, (CPT-11), an antitumor agent primarily used for the treatment of solid tumors, has often compromised clinical application due to the inducement of severe delay-onset diarrhea. Bile acid malabsorption (BAM) is widely accepted as the common cause of diarrhea. However, whether CPT-11-induced diarrhea has correlation with BAM is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of CPT-11 on the bile acid homeostasis in mice. The mice were administrated with CPT-11 intravenously for four consecutive days...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286797/malabsorption-secondary-to-gout-induced-amyloidosis
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Ali Azzam, Renuka Balasubramaniam, Shahram Safa, Carolyn McIvor, Peter Mollee
Many chronic inflammatory conditions can lead to systemic amyloidosis. However, secondary amyloidosis has rarely been associated with gout, and the literature reports only a handful of cases, all presenting with renal disease. We report a patient with a history of poorly controlled gout who presented with malabsorption. Endoscopic biopsies confirmed a diagnosis of small intestinal amyloidosis. This was believed to be a consequence of gout. Interestingly, renal involvement was subclinical. Our case raises awareness of this rare association and highlights the importance of considering a diagnosis of amyloidosis in patients who present with the combination of gout and gastrointestinal symptoms...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286070/the-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-associated-with-urolithiasis-and-its-urological-treatments-a-review
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Giovanni Gambaro, Emanuele Croppi, David Bushinsky, Philippe Jaeger, Adamasco Cupisti, Andrea Ticinesi, Sandro Mazzaferro, Alessandro D'Addessi, Pietro Manuel Ferraro
PURPOSE: Urolithiasis can impair kidney function. This literature review focuses on the risk of kidney impairment in stone formers, the specific conditions associated with this risk and the impact of urological surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for publications on urolithiasis, its treatment, and the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and nephrectomy in stone formers. RESULTS: In general, renal stone formers carry twice the risk of CKD or ESRD, and for female and overweight stone formers the risk is even higher...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283348/congenital-glucose-galactose-malabsorption-a-case-report
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Sharon Anderson, Soula Koniaris, Baozhong Xin, Susan Sklower Brooks
Congenital glucose-galactose malabsorption (CGGM) is a rare cause of intractable infantile diarrhea, with only a few hundred cases recognized worldwide. This life-threatening disorder must be considered in the differential diagnosis of an infant who presents with diarrhea and dehydration that fails to respond to standard therapy. The clinical and diagnostic course of an infant with recurrent episodes of watery diarrhea and hypernatremic dehydration found to be homozygous for a rare variant in the SLC5A1 gene, c...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275682/celiac-disease-role-of-the-epithelial-barrier
#13
REVIEW
Michael Schumann, Britta Siegmund, Jörg D Schulzke, Michael Fromm
In celiac disease (CD) a T-cell-mediated response to gluten is mounted in genetically predisposed individuals, resulting in a malabsorptive enteropathy histologically highlighted by villous atrophy and crypt hyperplasia. Recent data point to the epithelial layer as an under-rated hot spot in celiac pathophysiology to date. This overview summarizes current functional and genetic evidence on the role of the epithelial barrier in CD, consisting of the cell membranes and the apical junctional complex comprising sealing as well as ion and water channel-forming tight junction proteins and the adherens junction...
March 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271632/the-role-of-insufficient-copper-in-lipid-synthesis-and-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Austin Morrell, Savannah Tallino, Lei Yu, Jason L Burkhead
The essential transition metal copper is important in lipid metabolism, redox balance, iron mobilization, and many other critical processes in eukaryotic organisms. Genetic diseases where copper homeostasis is disrupted, including Menkes disease and Wilson disease, indicate the importance of copper balance to human health. The severe consequences of insufficient copper supply are illustrated by Menkes disease, caused by mutation in the X-linked ATP7A gene encoding a protein that transports copper from intestinal epithelia into the bloodstream and across the blood-brain barrier...
March 8, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244675/the-clinical-value-of-breath-hydrogen-testing
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REVIEW
Chu K Yao, Caroline J Tuck
Breath hydrogen testing for assessing the presence of carbohydrate malabsorption is frequently applied to refine dietary restrictions on a low fermentable carbohydrate (FODMAP) diet. Its application has also been extended for the detection of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Recently, several caveats of its methodology and interpretation have emerged. A review of the evidence surrounding its application in the management of patients with a functional bowel disorder was performed. Studies were examined to assess limitations of testing methodology, interpretation of results, reproducibility, and how this relates to clinical symptoms...
March 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244672/coeliac-disease-in-the-21st-century-paradigm-shifts-in-the-modern-age
#16
REVIEW
Evan D Newnham
The epidemiology of coeliac disease (CD) is changing. Presentation of CD with malabsorptive symptoms or malnutrition is now the exception rather than the rule and, it now affects those underweight and overweight equally. In concert with these epidemiological shifts, the incidence of CD is increasing. These changing patterns of disease presentation are challenging traditional management paradigms, and clinicians now need to adapt to these changes and respond to the demands of an increasingly well-informed consumer population...
March 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241431/the-role-of-carbohydrate-response-element-binding-protein-in-intestinal-and-hepatic-fructose-metabolism
#17
REVIEW
Katsumi Iizuka
Many articles have discussed the relationship between fructose consumption and the incidence of obesity and related diseases. Fructose is absorbed in the intestine and metabolized in the liver to glucose, lactate, glycogen, and, to a lesser extent, lipids. Unabsorbed fructose causes bacterial fermentation, resulting in irritable bowl syndrome. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms underlying intestinal and hepatic fructose metabolism is important for the treatment of metabolic syndrome and fructose malabsorption...
February 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237320/a-perspective-on-metabolic-surgery-from-a-gastroenterologist
#18
REVIEW
Yu-Fong Syu, Akio Inui, Chih-Yen Chen
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity are important public health problems. The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is 8.8%. Interventional diabetology and obesitology have been recently advocated as treatment options for T2D and obesity. The roles of metabolic surgery such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion are focused. Different types of metabolic surgeries have different glucose-lowering and weight loss effects. Endoscopic treatments include the intra-gastric balloon (to restrict the gastric volume) and duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL, as a malabsorptive procedure)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230293/influence-of-complex-childhood-diseases-on-variation-in-growth-and-skeletal-development
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REVIEW
Babette S Zemel
The study of human growth and skeletal development by human biologists is framed by the larger theoretical concerns regarding the underpinnings of population variation and human evolution. This unique perspective is directly relevant to the assessment of child health and well-being at the individual and group level, as well as the construction of growth charts. Environmental, behavioral (nutrition and physical activity), and disease-related factors can prevent attainment of full genetic potential for growth...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228792/malabsorption-syndrome-as-a-rare-cause-of-nephrocalcinosis
#20
Rui Abreu, Cláudia Bento, Luís Oliveira, Teresa Morgado
Nephrocalcinosis is characterized by calcification of kidney parenchyma and can be caused by an increased amount of calcium, phosphate or oxalate in urinary excretion. We report a 35-year-old female with nephrocalcinosis. She had fitful steatorrhea since last year. Physical examination was normal. Analytic exams found normal renal function and ionogram. Primary hyperparathyroidism, renal tubular acidosis and sarcoidosis were excluded. Urinalysis showed mild hematuria, without proteinuria and 24-hour urine collection exhibited hyperoxaluria...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
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