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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319300/children-s-mouthing-of-soil-contaminated-objects-is-associated-with-environmental-enteropathy
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Tomohiko Morita, Jamie Perin, Lauren Oldja, Shwapon Biswas, R Bradley Sack, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Rashidul Haque, Nurul Amin Bhuiyan, Tahmina Parvin, Sazzadul Islam Bhuyian, Mahmuda Akter, Kaisar A Talukder, Shahnaij Mohammad, Abu G Faruque, Christine Marie George
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between children's mouthing behaviors, diarrhea, and environmental enteropathy. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of 216 children ≤ 30 months of age in rural Bangladesh. Mouthing contacts with soil and food and objects with visible soil was measured by five-hour structured observation. Stool was analyzed for four fecal markers of intestinal inflammation: alpha-1-antitrypsin, myeloperoxidase, neopterin, and calprotectin...
March 20, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301987/properties-of-epithelial-cells-and-vaginal-secretions-in-pregnant-women-when-lactobacillus-crispatus-or-lactobacillus-iners-dominate-the-vaginal-microbiome
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Julie Leizer, Dimitrios Nasioudis, Larry J Forney, G Maria Schneider, Karol Gliniewicz, Allison Boester, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine differences in properties of vaginal epithelial cells and the composition of vaginal secretions when Lactobacillus crispatus or Lactobacillus iners are numerically dominant in the vaginal microenvironment of pregnant women. METHODS: The vaginal microbiomes of 157 first-trimester pregnant women were identified by classifying partial 16S gene sequences amplified from the V1 to V3 region of bacterial ribosomal 16S RNA genes...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293938/effectiveness-and-safety-of-infliximab-biosimilar-ct-p13-in-treating-ulcerative-colitis-a-real-life-experience-in-ibd-primary-centers
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Antonio Tursi, Leonardo Allegretta, Stefania Chiri, Nicola Della Valle, Walter Elisei, Giacomo Forti, Roberto Lorenzetti, Giammarco Mocci, Antonio Penna, Giuseppe Pranzo, Cristina Ricciardelli, Marcello Picchio
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy and safety of biosimilar infliximab (IFX) IFX CT-P13 in inducing and maintain remission in Ulcerative Colitis (UC) outpatients in Italian primary gastroenterology centers. METHODS: Patients were prospectively assessed at entry, after 8, 12, 24, 36, and therefore 52 weeks. Clinical activity was scored according to the Mayo score. The primary endpoint was reaching of clinical remission (Mayo score ≤2). Several secondary endpoints were clinical response to treatment, reaching of mucosal healing (MH), safety of the drug...
March 14, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293713/fecal-but-not-serum-calprotectin-is-a-potential-marker-of-gvhd-after-stem-cell-transplantation
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Elisabetta Metafuni, Sabrina Giammarco, Daniela Giovanna De Ritis, Monica Rossi, Teresa De Michele, Cecilia Zuppi, Andrea P Bacigalupo, Simona Sica, Patrizia Chiusolo
Gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) represents a life-threatening complication after stem cell transplantation. Differential diagnosis between gut GvHD and other causes of diarrhea after HSCT is still subjected to endoscopy and histological findings. The research for a reliable biomarker for gut GvHD might allow an early diagnosis of this condition and a consequent prompt treatment that could reduce unfavorable outcomes. Recently, fecal calprotectin was reported as reliable marker of gut involvement...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276729/elevated-calprotectin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-with-and-without-heart-failure
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Lærke V Bruhn, Kasper G Lauridsen, Anders S Schmidt, Hans Rickers, Leif F Bach, Bo Løfgren, Nete Hornung
Calprotectin is an inflammatory marker, which has been found elevated in patients suffering from cardiac conditions, e.g. myocardial infarction, unstable angina and chronic heart failure. Inflammation has further been linked to atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the association between calprotectin and AF is unknown. We aimed to compare calprotectin levels in patients suffering from AF with healthy adults. In addition, AF patients with and without heart failure were compared. Calprotectin was measured in patients undergoing elective direct current cardioversion for AF...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271623/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-to-assess-the-effect-of-a-probiotic-mixture-on-symptoms-and-inflammatory-markers-in-women-with-diarrhea-predominant-ibs
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K Hod, A D Sperber, Y Ron, M Boaz, R Dickman, S Berliner, Z Halpern, N Maharshak, R Dekel
BACKGROUND: Micro-inflammation is considered an element in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). High-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) was previously shown to be higher in IBS compared to healthy controls, albeit within the normal range. Since probiotics may suppress micro-inflammation in the gut, we tested if they reduce symptoms and inflammatory markers (hs-CRP and fecal calprotectin (FC) in diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D). The aim of this study was to assess the clinical and laboratory effects of BIO-25, a multispecies probiotic, in women with IBS-D...
March 8, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251322/circulating-calprotectin-as-a-biomarker-of-laryngeal-carcinoma
#7
Muhammet Fatih Topuz, Adem Binnetoglu, Ali Cemal Yumusakhuylu, Murat Sarı, Tekin Baglam, Fetullah Gerin
Calprotectin is an S100 protein and marker of inflammation found in neutrophils and monocytes; S100 proteins are a family of calcium-modulated proteins. The aim of this study was to determine if the serum concentration of calprotectin is higher in patients with laryngeal carcinoma than in patients with benign laryngeal pathologies and controls. The study included 107 participants. The serum calprotectin concentration was analyzed using the calprotectin ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) kit (Calpo AS, Norway)...
March 1, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248735/self-managed-ehealth-disease-monitoring-in-children-and-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katrine Carlsen, Christian Jakobsen, Gunnar Houen, Thomas Kallemose, Anders Paerregaard, Lene B Riis, Pia Munkholm, Vibeke Wewer
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the impact of eHealth on disease activity, the need for hospital contacts, and medical adherence in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Furthermore, to assess eHealth's influence on school attendance and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Patients with IBD, 10 to 17 years attending a public university hospital, were prospectively randomized to a 2-year open label case-controlled eHealth intervention. The eHealth-group used the web-application young...
February 13, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244677/using-ehealth-strategies-in-delivering-dietary-and-other-therapies-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Dorit Vedel Ankersen, Katrine Carlsen, Dorte Marker, Pia Munkholm, Johan Burisch
Health-care systems around the world are facing increasing costs. Non-adherent, chronically ill patients are one such expense incurred by health-care providers. Web-based home-monitoring of patients-or eHealth-has been shown to increase adherence to medical therapy, facilitate contact between patients and health-care professionals, and reduce time to remission for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Web-based treatment is a supportive tool for the health-care provider in an out-patient clinic. eHealth web-programs, such as the Constant Care application, visualize disease activity in a traffic light system and empower patients to screen for disease activity, enabling them to respond appropriately to their symptoms...
March 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244124/visceral-adiposity-predicts-post-operative-crohn-s-disease-recurrence
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D Q Holt, G T Moore, B J G Strauss, A L Hamilton, P De Cruz, M A Kamm
BACKGROUND: Excessive visceral adipose tissue has been associated with poorer outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. AIM: To determine whether body composition is associated with outcome in a prospective study of post-operative Crohn's disease patients. METHODS: The POCER study evaluated management strategies for prevention of post-operative Crohn's disease recurrence; subjects were enrolled after resection of all macroscopic Crohn's disease and were randomised to early endoscopy and possible treatment escalation, or standard care...
February 28, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239876/the-potential-of-volatile-organic-compounds-for-the-detection-of-active-disease-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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A Smolinska, A G L Bodelier, J W Dallinga, A A M Masclee, D M Jonkers, F-J van Schooten, M J Pierik
BACKGROUND: To optimise treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC), patients need repeated assessment of mucosal inflammation. Current non-invasive biomarkers and clinical activity indices do not accurately reflect disease activity in all patients and cannot discriminate UC from non-UC colitis. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled air could be predictive of active disease or remission in Crohn's disease. AIM: To investigate whether VOCs are able to differentiate between active UC, UC in remission and non-UC colitis...
February 26, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239869/intra-patient-variability-in-adalimumab-drug-levels-within-and-between-cycles-in-crohn-s-disease
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M G Ward, P A Thwaites, L Beswick, J Hogg, G Rosella, D Van Langenberg, J Reynolds, P R Gibson, M P Sparrow
BACKGROUND: Whether therapeutic drug monitoring for adalimumab needs to be performed at the trough concentration has not been defined. AIM: To determine intra-patient adalimumab drug-level variation and to identify modulating patient and disease factors. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, adult patients with Crohn's disease established on maintenance adalimumab had drug levels measured repeatedly according to pre-defined schedules (visit 1: day 4-6, visit 2: day 7-9, trough: day 13-14) across two consecutive fortnightly cycles...
February 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230705/determinant-variables-enteric-pathogen-burden-gut-function-and-immune-related-inflammatory-biomarkers-associated-with-childhood-malnutrition-a-prospective-case-control-study-in-northeastern-brazil
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Aldo Am Lima, Álvaro M Leite, Alessandra Di Moura, Noélia L Lima, Alberto M Soares, Cláudia B Abreu, José Quirino Filho, Rosa Ms Mota, Ila Fn Lima, Alexandre Havt, Pedro Hqs Medeiros, Mara Mg Prata, Marjorie M Guedes, Paloma A Cavalcante, Herlice N Veras, Ana Ks Santos, Sean R Moore, Relana C Pinkerton, Eric R Houpt, Richard L Guerrant
Malnutrition results in serious consequences for growth and cognitive development in children. We studied select child and maternal biological factors, socio-economic factors, enteric pathogenic burden, and gut function biomarkers in 402 children 6-24 months of age in North-eastern Brazil. In this prospective case-control study, not being fed colostrum (odds ratio [OR] = 3.29, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.73-6.26), maternal age ≥18 years (OR = 1.88, 95% CI 1.10-3.22), and no electrical fan (OR = 2.46, 95% CI 1...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230559/anti-tnf%C3%AE-treatment-after-surgical-resection-for-crohn-s-disease-is-effective-despite-previous-pharmacodynamic-failure
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Amit Assa, Jiri Bronsky, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Kristyna Zarubova, Tim de Meij, Oren Ledder, Margaret Sladek, Stephanie van Biervliet, Caterina Strisciuglio, Raanan Shamir
BACKGROUND: The outcome of patients with Crohn's disease who failed anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNFα) therapy despite adequate serum drug levels (pharmacodynamic failure) is unclear. We aimed to assess such pediatric patients who underwent intestinal resection and were re-treated with the same anti-TNFα agent postoperatively. METHODS: Pediatric patients with Crohn's disease who underwent intestinal resection and were treated with anti-TNFα agents postoperatively were assessed retrospectively...
February 22, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222018/analytical-performance-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-six-different-faecal-calprotectin-assays-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Matthijs Oyaert, An Boel, Julie Jacobs, Stefanie Van den Bremt, Maxime De Sloovere, Hilde Vanpoucke, Lieve Van Hoovels
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the analytical performance of six different faecal calprotectin immunoassays together with their diagnostic accuracy in the discrimination between functional and organic bowel disorders. METHODS: The faecal samples were obtained from inflammatory bowel disease patients (n=27) at the time of diagnosis [Crohn's disease (n=15), colitis ulcerosa (n=12)], gastroenterologic disease control patients (n=52) and rheumatologic disease control patients (n=26)...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221251/evidence-of-bidirectional-associations-between-perceived-stress-and-symptom-activity-a-prospective-longitudinal-investigation-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Kathryn A Sexton, John R Walker, Lesley A Graff, Matthew T Bernstein, Brooke Beatie, Norine Miller, Michael Sargent, Laura E Targownik
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to explore the relationships among perceived stress, intestinal inflammation, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms over time. METHODS: Participants were recruited from a population-based registry of persons with IBD and assessed at months 0, 3, and 6. Key dependent measures were the Manitoba IBD Index (symptom activity), Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale, and fecal calprotectin in stool (intestinal inflammation). RESULTS: Complete data were available for 417 participants at months 0; 369 provided follow-up data...
March 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221247/self-managed-ehealth-disease-monitoring-in-children-and-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Katrine Carlsen, Christian Jakobsen, Gunnar Houen, Thomas Kallemose, Anders Paerregaard, Lene B Riis, Pia Munkholm, Vibeke Wewer
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the impact of eHealth on disease activity, the need for hospital contacts, and medical adherence in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Furthermore, to assess eHealth's influence on school attendance and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Patients with IBD, 10 to 17 years attending a public university hospital, were prospectively randomized to a 2-year open label case-controlled eHealth intervention. The eHealth-group used the web-application young...
March 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217373/update-on-clinical-and-research-application-of-fecal-biomarkers-for-gastrointestinal-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Imran Siddiqui, Hafsa Majid, Shahab Abid
Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases comprise a large spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from indigestion to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and carcinomas. Endoscopy is the usual method employed to diagnose these condition. Another noninvasive way to assess and diagnose GI conditions are fecal biomarkers. Fecal biomarkers provide information regarding a specific disease process and are perhaps more acceptable to clinicians and patients alike because of their non-invasivity compared to endoscopy. Aim of this review was to evaluate the current status of the fecal biomarkers in clinical and research for in GI diseases...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215711/biomarkers-for-cystic-fibrosis-drug-development
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REVIEW
Marianne S Muhlebach, J P Clancy, Sonya L Heltshe, Assem Ziady, Tom Kelley, Frank Accurso, Joseph Pilewski, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett, Elizabeth Joseloff, Scott D Sagel
PURPOSE: To provide a review of the status of biomarkers in cystic fibrosis drug development, including regulatory definitions and considerations, a summary of biomarkers in current use with supportive data, current gaps, and future needs. METHODS: Biomarkers are considered across several areas of CF drug development, including cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulation, infection, and inflammation. RESULTS: Sweat chloride, nasal potential difference, and intestinal current measurements have been standardized and examined in the context of multicenter trials to quantify CFTR function...
November 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207476/faecal-calprotectin-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-it-s-relation-to-disease-parameters-a-longitudinal-analysis-over-12-years
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Helmut Ellemunter, Alexander Engelhardt, Katharina Schüller, Gratiana Steinkamp
OBJECTIVES: Faecal calprotectin (FC) is a marker of inflammation in the intestinal tract. We assessed FC levels longitudinally in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and evaluated the relation between FC results and relevant markers of disease. METHODS: Calprotectin was measured in faecal samples starting in 2003 and values were stored in the centre's patient database. In this retrospective analysis we searched for associations of FC concentrations with disease severity and progression...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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