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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353017/ph-triggered-surface-charge-reversal-nanoparticles-alleviate-experimental-murine-colitis-via-selective-accumulation-in-inflamed-colon-regions
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Muhammad Naeem, Murtada A Oshi, Jihyun Kim, Juho Lee, Jiafu Cao, Hasan Nurhasni, Eunok Im, Yunjin Jung, Jin-Wook Yoo
In this study, we developed pH-triggered surface charge-reversal lipid nanoparticles (LNPs), loaded with budesonide, which could precisely deliver the drug to inflamed colon segments for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Polyethyleneimine (PEI) was used to render LNPs cationic (PEI-LNPs), and Eudragit® S100 (ES) was coated on PEI-LNPs to obtain pH-triggered charge-reversal LNPs (ES-PEI-LNPs). ES coating avoided a burst drug release under acidic conditions mimicking the stomach and early small intestine environments and showed a sustained release in the colon...
January 15, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352971/magnetic-anchor-guided-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-gastric-lesions-with-video
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Ippei Matsuzaki, Masashi Hattori, Ken Hirose, Masaya Esaki, Masakatsu Yoshikawa, Takio Yokoi, Makoto Kobayashi, Ryoji Miyahara, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hidemi Goto
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The feasibility of magnetic anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection (MAG-ESD) using a neodymium magnet for gastric lesions has not been clarified. The aim of study was to evaluate the feasibility of MAG-ESD using neodymium magnets while treating gastric lesions. METHODS: This prospective trial was conducted at the Yamashita Hospital. The MAG-ESD was performed for 50 gastric lesions using an insulated-tip knife. The magnetic anchor consisted of an internal neodymium magnet attached to a hemoclip with 3-0 silk...
January 15, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352757/refractory-heartburn-a-challenging-problem-in-clinical-practice
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Gerson Domingues, Joaquim Prado P Moraes-Filho, Ronnie Fass
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition which develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. Heartburn and regurgitation are the typical symptoms of GERD. The treatment of GERD encompasses lifestyle modifications, pharmacological, endoscopic, and surgical therapy. The majority of the patients respond to 4-8 weeks of proton-pump inhibitors therapy, but 20-42% will demonstrate partial or complete lack of response to treatment. While these patients have been considered as having refractory heartburn, a subset of them does not have GERD or have not been adequately treated...
January 20, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352439/single-incision-laparoscopic-transgastric-underrunning-and-closure-of-cameron-ulcers-in-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Chun Han Nigel Tan, Guowei Kim, Jimmy So, Asim Shabbir
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic therapy remains the cornerstone of hemostasis for gastrointestinal bleeding. In situations where hemostasis cannot be achieved via endoscopic or radiological methods, surgery is necessary. Traditional open surgery for bleeding gastric ulcers can be very morbid and unsuitable especially in hemodynamically unstable patients in extremis. We describe a minimally invasive, transgastric approach for underrunning and closure of Cameron ulcers. METHODS: Our patient is a 75-year-old Chinese lady, who presented to the emergency department with fresh melena...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351303/automated-inverse-optimization-facilitates-lower-doses-to-normal-tissue-in-pancreatic-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Ivaylo B Mihaylov, Eric A Mellon, Raphael Yechieli, Lorraine Portelance
PURPOSE: Inverse planning is trial-and-error iterative process. This work introduces a fully automated inverse optimization approach, where the treatment plan is closely tailored to the unique patient anatomy. The auto-optimization is applied to pancreatic stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The automation is based on stepwise reduction of dose-volume histograms (DVHs). Five uniformly spaced points, from 1% to 70% of the organ at risk (OAR) volumes, are used...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350926/concentrations-and-migratabilities-of-hazardous-elements-in-second-hand-children-s-plastic-toys
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Andrew Turner
About 200 second-hand plastic toys sourced in the UK have been analysed by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry for hazardous elements (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb, Sb, Se) and Br as a proxy for brominated flame retardants. Each element was detected in > 20 toys or components thereof with the exception of As, Hg and Se, with the frequent occurrence of Br, Cd and Pb and at maximum concentrations of about 16,000, 20,000 and 5000 μg g-1, respectively, of greatest concern from a potential exposure perspective. Migration was evaluated on components of 26 toys under simulated stomach conditions (0...
January 19, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349265/children-s-migration-and-chronic-illness-among-older-parents-left-behind-in-china
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Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Min Qin, Athina Vlachantoni
The relationship between adult children's migration and the health of their older parents 'left behind' is an emerging research area and existing studies reflect mixed findings. This study aims to investigate the association between having migrant (adult) children and older parents' chronic illness in China, using chronic stomach or other digestive diseases as a proxy. Secondary analysis of the national baseline survey of the 2011 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) was conducted. Analyses were conducted in a total of sample of 6495 individuals aged 60 years and above from 28 out of 31 provinces in China, who had at least one child at the baseline survey...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348365/detection-and-localization-of-surgically-resectable-cancers-with-a-multi-analyte-blood-test
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Joshua D Cohen, Lu Li, Yuxuan Wang, Christopher Thoburn, Bahman Afsari, Ludmila Danilova, Christopher Douville, Ammar A Javed, Fay Wong, Austin Mattox, Ralph H Hruban, Christopher L Wolfgang, Michael G Goggins, Marco Dal Molin, Tian-Li Wang, Richard Roden, Alison P Klein, Janine Ptak, Lisa Dobbyn, Joy Schaefer, Natalie Silliman, Maria Popoli, Joshua T Vogelstein, James D Browne, Robert E Schoen, Randall E Brand, Jeanne Tie, Peter Gibbs, Hui-Li Wong, Aaron S Mansfield, Jin Jen, Samir M Hanash, Massimo Falconi, Peter J Allen, Shibin Zhou, Chetan Bettegowda, Luis Diaz, Cristian Tomasetti, Kenneth W Kinzler, Bert Vogelstein, Anne Marie Lennon, Nickolas Papadopoulos
Earlier detection is key to reducing cancer deaths. Here we describe a blood test that can detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. We applied this test, called CancerSEEK, to 1,005 patients with non-metastatic, clinically detected cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast. CancerSEEK tests were positive in a median of 70% of the eight cancer types. The sensitivities ranged from 69% to 98% for the detection of five cancer types (ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, and esophagus) for which there are no screening tests available for average-risk individuals...
January 18, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348104/disposition-kinetics-of-omeprazole-in-healthy-female-volunteers-in-faisalabad
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Sadia Ashraf, Tanweer Khaliq, Ijaz Javed, Bilal Aslam, Nazia Qadir, Nadia Noor
Omeprazole (OMP) a proton pump inhibitor is widely used to suppress gastric acid secretions of parietal cells of stomach and metabolized predominantly by CYP2C19. The objective of the present study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics and dosage regimen of OMP, after its single oral administration in eight healthy adult female subjects. Blood samples were collected at different time intervals after oral administration and their pH was measured. Plasma concentration of OMP was determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system equipped with UV-visible Detector...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348096/antiulcer-activity-of-methanol-chloroform-extract-of-channa-striatus-fillet
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Ahmad Khusairi Azemi, Mohd Hafiz Abd Rahim, Siti Syariah Mamat, Abdul Manan Mat Jais, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria
Channa striatus (Haruan) is Malaysian freshwater fish that is traditionally used to treat ailments related to wound and also ulcers. The aimed of the present study was to determine the mechanisms of anti-ulcer activity of chloroform: methanol extract of C. striatus fillet (CMCS) in rats. The antiulcer profile of CMCS, given orally in the doses of 50, 250 and 500mg/kg, was assessed using the ethanol- and indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer models. The mechanisms of antiulcer of CMCS were determined as follows; i) the antisecretory activity of CMCS was measured using the pyloric ligation rat model, and; ii) the role of nitric oxide (NO) and sulfhydryl compounds in the modulation of CMCS antiulcer activity were determined by pre-treating the rats with L-NAME or NEM, respectively, followed by the pre-treatment of rats with CMCS before subjecting the animals to the ethanol-induced gastric ulcer model...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346827/efficacy-and-complications-of-submucosal-tunneling-endoscopic-resection-for-upper-gastrointestinal-submucosal-tumors-and-exploration-for-influencing-factors
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Shunzhe Song, Xu Wang, Shen Zhang, Yanxia Li, Xiaonan Zhang, Xufang Chu
BACKGROUND:  Submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) has emerged as a feasible technique for resecting upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract submucosal tumors (SMTs) through natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. STER reduces the risk of postoperative perforation and abdominal infections and promotes rapid wound healing. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of STER for small (≤ 3.5 cm) upper GI SMTs and explore the potential factors influencing STER's efficacy and complication rate...
January 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346048/risk-factors-and-prognostic-indicators-for-surgical-outcome-of-dogs-with-esophageal-foreign-body-obstructions
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Brigitte A Brisson, Shannon H Wainberg, Sarah Malek, Stephanie Reabel, Alice Defarges, William C Sears
OBJECTIVE To determine risk factors for surgical intervention, complications, and outcome in dogs with an esophageal foreign body (EFB). DESIGN Retrospective observational study. ANIMALS 224 incidents of EFB in 223 dogs evaluated at a veterinary teaching hospital from 1995 through 2014. PROCEDURES Hospital records were reviewed to collect data regarding signalment, history, clinical signs, EFB type and location, procedures, complications, and outcomes. Breed distributions were compared between dogs with EFB and the entire canine patient population during the study period...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345968/mature-gastric-chief-cells-are-not-required-for-the-development-of-metaplasia
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Hiroto Kinoshita, Yoku Hayakawa, Zhengchuan Niu, Mitsuru Konishi, Masahiro Hata, Mayo Tsuboi, Yuki Hayata, Yohko Hikiba, Sozaburo Ihara, Hayato Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Hirata, Timothy C Wang, K Koike
During human gastric carcinogenesis, intestinal metaplasia (IM) is frequently seen in the atrophic stomach. In mice, a distinct type of metaplasia known as spasmolytic polypeptide-expressing metaplasia (SPEM) is found in several inflammatory and genetically engineered models. Given the diversity of long- and short-term models of mouse SPEM, it remains unclear whether all models have a shared or distinct molecular mechanism. The origin of SPEM in mice is currently under debate. It is postulated that stem or progenitor cells acquire genetic alterations that then supply metaplastic cell clones, while the possibility of transdifferentiation or dedifferentiation from mature gastric chief cells has also been suggested...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345251/cancer-associated-cachexia
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Vickie E Baracos, Lisa Martin, Murray Korc, Denis C Guttridge, Kenneth C H Fearon
Cancer-associated cachexia is a disorder characterized by loss of body weight with specific losses of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. Cachexia is driven by a variable combination of reduced food intake and metabolic changes, including elevated energy expenditure, excess catabolism and inflammation. Cachexia is highly associated with cancers of the pancreas, oesophagus, stomach, lung, liver and bowel; this group of malignancies is responsible for half of all cancer deaths worldwide. Cachexia involves diverse mediators derived from the cancer cells and cells within the tumour microenvironment, including inflammatory and immune cells...
January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344419/dendrobium-sources-of-active-ingredients-to-treat-age-related-pathologies
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REVIEW
Veronika Cakova, Frederic Bonte, Annelise Lobstein
Dendrobium represents one of the most important orchid genera, ornamentally and medicinally. Dendrobiums are sympodial epiphytic plants, which is a name they are worthy of, the name coming from Greek origin: "dendros", tree, and "bios", life. Dendrobium species have been used for a thousand years as first-rate herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). They are source of tonic, astringent, analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory substances, and have been traditionally used as medicinal herbs in the treatment of a variety of disorders, such as, nourishing the stomach, enhancing production of body fluids or nourishing Yin...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344122/inhibition-of-breast-cancer-cell-growth-by-the-pteris-semipinnata-extract-ent-11%C3%AE-hydroxy-15-oxo-kaur-16-en-19-oic-acid
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Juekun Wu, Lili Meng, Meijun Long, Ying Ruan, Xi Li, Yong Huang, Wanshou Qiu
Previous studies have demonstrated strong anti-tumor effects of ent-11α-hydroxy-15-oxo-kaur-16-en-19-oic-acid (5F), an extract from Pteris semipinnata, in liver, lung, stomach and anaplastic thyroid cancer cells. However, whether 5F inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells remains unclear. The present study assessed the effect of 5F on breast cancer cells. The breast cancer cell lines MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 and SK-BR-3 were each treated with 0, 5, 10, 20 and 40 µg/ml 5F. Morphological changes in the breast cancer cells were assessed using fluorescence microscopy...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343878/cxcl14-like-immunoreactivity-exists-in-somatostatin-containing-endocrine-cells-and-in-the-lamina-propria-and-submucosal-somatostatinergic-nervous-system-of-mouse-alimentary-tract
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Hirohumi Suzuki, Kentaro Yamada, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Minoru Onozuka, Toshiharu Yamamoto
In the present study, we investigated the distribution of CXCL14 immunoreactive endocrine cells and neurons in mouse alimentary tract by immunohistochemistry. CXCL14 immunoreactive endocrine cells were found as closed-type cells in the stomach and open-type cells in the small intestine. The immunostaining of these endocrine cells corresponded with that of the somatostatin-containing endocrine cells. Only a few CXCL14 immunoreactive endocrine cells were seen in the large intestine. CXCL14 immunoreactive fibers were observed in the muscular layer from the stomach to the rectum with most abundance in the rectum...
December 26, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343242/stage-of-cancer-diagnoses-among-migrants-from-the-former-soviet-union-in-comparison-to-the-german-population-are-diagnoses-among-migrants-delayed
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An Bin Cho, Philipp Jaehn, Bernd Holleczek, Heiko Becher, Volker Winkler
BACKGROUND: In this study, we compared stage at diagnosis, standardized incidence ratio (SIR) and standardized mortality ratio (SMR) of most frequent cancer diagnoses between re-settlers (Aussiedler) from the former Soviet Union and the general population in the Saarland in Germany to assess possible delays in diagnosis of cancer among this migrant group. METHODS: Lung cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, malignant melanoma of the skin and stomach cancer diagnoses among a cohort of 18,619 re-settlers living in the Saarland between 1990 and 2009 were identified by the federal state's cancer registry...
January 17, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341929/the-infection-of-red-seabream-iridovirus-in-mandarin-fish-siniperca-chuatsi-and-the-host-immune-related-gene-expression-profiles
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Xiaodan Liu, Nan Chen, Xiaojian Gao, Yingying Zhang, Xixi Li, Yue Zhang, Xuwen Bing, Hezhong Huang, Xiaojun Zhang
Red Sea bream iridovirus (RSIV) was initially isolated from marine fish, which belongs to Megalocytivirus, Iridoviridae. It can cause great economic losses in fish culture with high morbidity and mortality. In the present study, the pathogenicity and immune response associated with a RSIV genotype megalocytivirus infection were determined in mandarin fish (Siniperca chuatsi). Fish challenged showed typical clinical signs of iridovirus infection, including acute haemorrhages and enlarged visceral organs. Histopathological analysis revealed that extensive necrosis, vacuolization and inflammation were presented in the stomach, spleen, kidney and liver of the diseased fish...
January 13, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341375/transparency-enhancing-technology-allows-three-dimensional-assessment-of-gastrointestinal-mucosa-a-porcine-model
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Hiroya Mizutani, Satoshi Ono, Tetsuo Ushiku, Yotaro Kudo, Masako Ikemura, Natsuko Kageyama, Nobutake Yamamichi, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Takao Someya, Masashi Fukayama, Kazuhiko Koike, Hiroshi Onodera
Although high-resolution three-dimensional imaging of endoscopically resected gastrointestinal specimens can help elucidating morphological features of gastrointestinal mucosa or tumor, there are no established methods to achieve this without breaking specimens apart. We evaluated the utility of transparency-enhancing technology for three-dimensional assessment of gastrointestinal mucosa in porcine models. Esophagus, stomach, and colon mucosa samples obtained from a sacrificed swine were formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded, and subsequently deparaffinized for analysis...
January 17, 2018: Pathology International
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