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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433752/serotonergic-transmission-and-gap-junctional-coupling-in-proventricular-muscle-cells-in-the-american-cockroach-periplaneta-americana
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Ryoichi Yoshimura, Taeko Suetsugu, Yasuhisa Endo
The visceral muscle tissues of insects consist of striated muscle cells. The mechanisms responsible for delivering signals to the contractile muscles in the insect digestive tract remain unclear. We found that serotonergic nerves innervate the hemocoel surfaces of foregut and midgut muscles in the American cockroach. Electron microscopy of the neuromuscular junctions in the proventriculus (gizzard) revealed typical synaptic structures, the accumulation of large core/cored vesicles (neuropeptides) and small clear vesicle (neurotransmitter) at presynapses, and synaptic clefts...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419329/effects-of-the-inclusion-of-a-bacillus-direct-fed-microbial-on-performance-parameters-bone-quality-recovered-gut-microflora-and-intestinal-morphology-in-broilers-consuming-a-grower-diet-containing-corn-distillers-dried-grains-with-solubles
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J D Latorre, X Hernandez-Velasco, J L Vicente, R Wolfenden, B M Hargis, G Tellez
Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have increasingly been used in poultry diets as a consequence of rising grain costs. Some, but not all, sources of DDGS have a variable compositional value, and a high inclusion of this by-product could be considered a risk factor for presentation of enteric diseases. Presently, 2 experiments were conducted using a starter corn-soybean diet (zero to 7 d) and a corn-DDGS-soybean grower diet (8 to 28 d) with or without inclusion of a Bacillus-direct-fed microbial (DFM)...
April 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411345/an-appraisal-of-the-learning-curve-in-robotic-general-surgery
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Luise I M Pernar, Faith C Robertson, Ali Tavakkoli, Eric G Sheu, David C Brooks, Douglas S Smink
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted surgery is used with increasing frequency in general surgery for a variety of applications. In spite of this increase in usage, the learning curve is not yet defined. This study reviews the literature on the learning curve in robotic general surgery to inform adopters of the technology. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE searches yielded 3690 abstracts published between July 1986 and March 2016. The abstracts were evaluated based on the following inclusion criteria: written in English, reporting original work, focus on general surgery operations, and with explicit statistical methods...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396324/giardia-alters-commensal-microbial-diversity-throughout-the-murine-gut
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N R Barash, J G Maloney, S M Singer, S C Dawson
Giardia lamblia is the most frequently identified protozoan cause of intestinal infection. Over one billion people are estimated to have acute or chronic giardiasis, with infection rates approaching 90% in endemic areas. Despite its significance in global health, the mechanisms of pathogenesis associated with giardiasis remain unclear as the parasite neither produces a known toxin nor induces a robust inflammatory response. Giardia colonization and proliferation in the small intestine of the host may, however, disrupt the ecological homeostasis of gastrointestinal commensal microbes and contribute to diarrheal disease associated with giardiasis...
April 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385100/predictive-factors-for-the-migration-of-endoscopic-self-expanding-metal-stents-placed-in-the-foregut
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Jordan L Singer, Amir H Aryaie, Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Jon Lash, Jeffrey M Marks
BACKGROUND: With recent advancements in endoscopy, self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) have been used to treat gastrointestinal leaks, perforations, and strictures. Stent migration frequently complicates management and often requires additional treatments to reach resolution. Our study aimed to determine predictive factors for stent migration. METHODS: Consecutive procedures involving SEMS placed with and without fixation after upper gastrointestinal surgery between 2009 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384427/primate-resting-postures-constraints-by-foregut-fermentation
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Ikki Matsuda, Colin A Chapman, Chua Ying Shi Physilia, John Chih Mun Sha, Marcus Clauss
Although resting is one of the dominant behaviors of foregut-fermenting primates (i.e., colobines), their resting posture has rarely received attention. We hypothesize that colobines are more constrained in their resting position than hindgut-fermenting primates and that colobines assume a sitting resting position for specific reasons. To test this hypothesis, we followed two approaches. First, we observed resting positions in two captive individuals each of eight species and tested whether colobines rested in a sitting position more than other primates...
May 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362406/efficient-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-nkx6-1-pancreatic-progenitors
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Emily C McGaugh, M Cristina Nostro
Pluripotent stem cells have the ability to self renew and differentiate to multiple lineages, making them an attractive source for the generation of pancreatic progenitor cells that can be used for the study of and future treatment of diabetes. This article outlines a four-stage differentiation protocol designed to generate pancreatic progenitor cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). This protocol can be applied to a number of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) lines. The approach taken to generate pancreatic progenitor cells is to differentiate hESCs to accurately model key stages of pancreatic development...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361317/generation-of-gastrointestinal-organoids-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jorge O Múnera, James M Wells
Over the past several decades, developmental biologists have discovered fundamental mechanisms by which organs form in developing embryos. With this information it is now possible to generate human "organoids" by the stepwise differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells using a process that recapitulates organ development. For the gastrointestinal tract, one of the first key steps is the formation of definitive endoderm and mesoderm, a process that relies on the TGFb molecule Nodal. Endoderm is then patterned along the anterior-posterior axis, with anterior endoderm forming the foregut and posterior endoderm forming the mid and hindgut...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358885/exogenous-lactobacilli-mitigate-microbial-changes-associated-with-grain-fermentation-corn-oats-and-wheat-by-equine-fecal-microflora-ex-vivo
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Brittany E Harlow, Laurie M Lawrence, Patricia A Harris, Glen E Aiken, Michael D Flythe
Cereal grains are often included in equine diets. When starch intake exceeds foregut digestion starch will reach the hindgut, impacting microbial ecology. Probiotics (e.g., lactobacilli) are reported to mitigate GI dysbioses in other species. This study was conducted to determine the effect of exogenous lactobacilli on pH and the growth of amylolytic and lactate-utilizing bacteria. Feces were collected from 3 mature geldings fed grass hay with access to pasture. Fecal microbes were harvested by differential centrifugation, washed, and re-suspended in anaerobic media containing ground corn, wheat, or oats at 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348861/first-insight-into-the-faecal-microbiota-of-the-high-arctic-muskoxen-ovibos-moschatus
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Alejandro Salgado-Flores, Mathias Bockwoldt, Live H Hagen, Phillip B Pope, Monica A Sundset
The faecal microbiota of muskoxen (n=3) pasturing on Ryøya (69° 33' N 18° 43' E), Norway, in late September was characterized using high-throughput sequencing of partial 16S rRNA gene regions. A total of 16 209 high-quality sequence reads from bacterial domains and 19 462 from archaea were generated. Preliminary taxonomic classifications of 806 bacterial operational taxonomic units (OTUs) resulted in 53.7-59.3 % of the total sequences being without designations beyond the family level. Firmicutes (70.7-81...
July 2016: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344664/current-understanding-and-approach-to-well-differentiated-lung-neuroendocrine-tumors-an-update-on-classification-and-management
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REVIEW
Talal Hilal
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare neoplasms that can arise from any tissue. They are classified based on embryonic gut derivative (i.e. foregut, midgut and hindgut) with midgut tumors being the most common (e.g. gastrointestinal NET). The second most common category of NETs is that which arises from the lung. In fact, 25% of primary lung cancers are NETs, including small cell lung cancer (SCLC), which comprises 20% of all lung cancers. The remaining 5% are large cell neuroendocrine cancer (LCNEC, 3%), typical carcinoids (TCs, 1...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343665/defining-the-association-between-operative-time-and-outcomes-in-children-s-surgery
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Heather L Short, Helene B Fevrier, Jonathan A Meisel, Matthew T Santore, Kurt F Heiss, Mark L Wulkan, Mehul V Raval
INTRODUCTION: Prolonged operative time (OT) is considered a reflection of procedural complexity and may be associated with poor outcomes. Our purpose was to explore the association between prolonged OT and complications in children's surgery. METHODS: 182,857 cases from the 2012-2014 NSQIP-Pediatric were organized into 33 groups. OT for each group was analyzed by quartile, and regression models were used to determine the relationship between prolonged OT and complications...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333915/directed-differentiation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-functional-cholangiocyte-like-cells
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Fotios Sampaziotis, Miguel Cardoso de Brito, Imbisaat Geti, Alessandro Bertero, Nicholas Rf Hannan, Ludovic Vallier
The difficulty in isolating and propagating functional primary cholangiocytes is a major limitation in the study of biliary disorders and the testing of novel therapeutic agents. To overcome this problem, we have developed a platform for the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into functional cholangiocyte-like cells (CLCs). We have previously reported that our 26-d protocol closely recapitulates key stages of biliary development, starting with the differentiation of hPSCs into endoderm and subsequently into foregut progenitor (FP) cells, followed by the generation of hepatoblasts (HBs), cholangiocyte progenitors (CPs) expressing early biliary markers and mature CLCs displaying cholangiocyte functionality...
April 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332075/roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-following-nissen-fundoplication-higher-risk-same-reward
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Michael D Watson, J Hunter Mehaffey, Bruce D Schirmer, Peter T Hallowell
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) effectively treats obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As more surgeons recommend RYGB to treat GERD in patients with obesity, there are concerns about this approach in patients with previous non-bariatric foregut surgery. This study aims to evaluate the effect of previous non-bariatric foregut surgery on subsequent RYGB. METHODS: Retrospective review of 2089 patients undergoing RYGB between January 1985 and June 2015 was conducted to identify all patients with previous non-bariatric foregut surgery...
March 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325198/the-evaluation-and-management-of-suspicious-gastric-lesions-following-bariatric-surgery
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REVIEW
Guillermo Gomez
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and is associated with a higher mortality from several diseases, including adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and of the gastric cardia. Increased body mass index is associated with an increased incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett metaplasia, and adenocarcinoma of the cardia. Bariatric surgery remains the most effective therapy for morbid obesity and has the potential to improve weight-related GERD. A high index of suspicion is paramount for early detection of foregut neoplasia after bariatric surgery...
April 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321127/ancient-evolutionary-origin-of-vertebrate-enteric-neurons-from-trunk-derived-neural-crest
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Stephen A Green, Benjamin R Uy, Marianne E Bronner
The enteric nervous system of jawed vertebrates arises primarily from vagal neural crest cells that migrate to the foregut and subsequently colonize and innervate the entire gastrointestinal tract. Here we examine development of the enteric nervous system in the basal jawless vertebrate the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) to gain insight into its evolutionary origin. Surprisingly, we find no evidence for the existence of a vagally derived enteric neural crest population in the lamprey. Rather, labelling with the lipophilic dye DiI shows that late-migrating cells, originating from the trunk neural tube and associated with nerve fibres, differentiate into neurons within the gut wall and typhlosole...
April 6, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296740/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-communicating-bronchopulmonary-foregut-malformation-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hongxia Ren, Liqiong Duan, Baohong Zhao, Xiaoxia Wu, Hongyi Zhang, Caixia Liu
RATIONALE: Communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation (CBPFM) is a rare congenital malformation involving both the digestive and respiratory systems. To our best knowledge, most cases of CBPFM reported in the literature were in infancy or adulthood and CBPFM in infantile is even rarer with a high case-fatality rate partly due to misdiagnosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented 2 cases of neonatal CBPFM. A 11-hour male newborn was admitted because of moaning for 7 hours, and a 1-day male newborn was referred to us with profuse foams, choking on breast-milk feeding and facial cyanosis...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295511/gross-measurements-of-the-digestive-tract-and-visceral-organs-of-addax-antelope-addax-nasomaculatus-following-a-concentrate-or-forage-feeding-regime
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S A Tahas, O Martin Jurado, S Hammer, A Arif, S Reese, J-M Hatt, M Clauss
Differences in macroscopic measurements of the gastrointestinal tract have been hypothesized to correlate with the browser-grazer continuum in the natural diet of ruminants. However, to what extent these characteristics represent species-specific traits, or respond to the actually ingested diet, remains to be investigated. Twelve surplus addax antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) were divided into two groups and fed, for 3 months, either their usual diet, consisting of a concentrate feed with a limited amount of hay, or a diet of unlimited hay only...
March 12, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285353/morphophysiological-study-of-digestive-system-litter-feeding-termite-cornitermes-cumulans-kollar-1832
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Géssica de Sousa, Vânia Cristina Dos Santos, Nelder de Figueiredo Gontijo, Reginaldo Constantino, Gabriela de Oliveira Paiva E Silva, Ana Cristina Bahia, Fabio Mendonça Gomes, Ednildo de Alcantara Machado
Termites are the major decomposers of lignocellulosic biomass on Earth and are commonly considered as biological reactor models for lignocellulose degradation. Despite their biotechnological potential, few studies have focused on the morphophysiological aspects of the termite digestive system. We therefore analyze the morphology, ultrastructure and gut luminal pH of the digestive system in workers of the litter-feeding termite Cornitermes cumulans (Blattodea: Termitidae). Their digestive system is composed of salivary glands and an alimentary canal with a pH ranging from neutral to alkaline...
March 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277591/the-role-of-fluorescent-angiography-in-anastomotic-leaks
#20
Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar, Mehraneh D Jafari, Michael J Stamos
Anastomotic leaks following colorectal anastomosis has substantial implications including increased morbidity, longer hospitalization, and reduced overall survival. The etiology of leaks includes patient factors, technical factors, and anastomotic perfusion. An intact anastomotic blood supply is especially crucial in the physiology of anastomotic healing. To date, no established intraoperative methods have been developed that reliably and reproducibly identify and prevent leak occurrence. Recently, fluorescent angiography (FA) with indocyanine green (ICG) has emerged as an innovative modality for intraoperative perfusion assessment...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
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