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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034439/low-grade-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-is-common-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-on-quantitative-jejunal-aspirate-culture
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Uday C Ghoshal, Chalamalasetty Sreenivasa Baba, Ujjala Ghoshal, George Alexander, Asha Misra, Vivek A Saraswat, Gourdas Choudhuri
BACKGROUND: Though pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is unclear, association with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth [SIBO] and fecal dysbiosis is suggested. We evaluated SIBO in NASH using quantitative jejunal aspirate culture (conventional criteria: ≥ 10(5) colony forming unit (CFU)/mL and newer cutoff ≥ 10(3) CFU/mL) and glucose hydrogen breath test. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with NASH (age 37.5 years, range 20-54, 9, 24% female), diagnosed by ultrasonography, alanine aminotransferase >1...
October 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032350/identifying-characteristics-of-the-most-severely-impaired-chronic-pain-patients-treated-at-a-specialized-inpatient-pain-clinic
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Eva-Britt Hysing, Lena Smith, Mans Thulin, Rolf Karlsten, Stephen Butler, Torsten Gordh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients suffering from chronic nonmalignant pain constitute a heterogeneous population in terms of clinical presentation and treatment results. Few data are available about what distinguishes different groups in this huge population of patients with chronic persistent pain (CPP). A subgroup that is poorly studied, consists of the most severely impaired chronic pain patients. At the Uppsala University Hospital Pain Clinic, there is a specialized department accepting the most complex patients for rehabilitation...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031678/ileum-endometriosis-a-cause-of-bowel-obstruction
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Rodrigo Nobrega Barbosa, Marina Paula Andres, Rosanne Marie Kho, Mauricio Simões Abrão
Bowel endometriosis can affect the ileum in 2-16% of women with endometriosis. Here we report a 37-year-old women with complaints of metrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, noncyclic pelvic pain, and cyclic constipation for 10 years. Transvaginal ultrasound showed an ileum nodule compromising the muscular layer suggestive of endometriosis. At laparoscopy, it was observed two small lesions in ileum causing a severe horseshoe retraction of the small bowel submitted to surgery. Patient was submitted to enterectomy with complete resolution of symptoms...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027719/glioplasticity-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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N L Lilli, L Quénéhervé, S Haddara, C Brochard, P Aubert, M Rolli-Derkinderen, T Durand, P Naveilhan, J-B Hardouin, R De Giorgio, G Barbara, S Bruley des Varannes, E Coron, M Neunlist
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates a wide array of cellular remodeling in the mucosal microenvironment during irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which possibly contributes to pathophysiology and symptom generation. Here, we investigated whether enteric glial cells (EGC) may be altered, and which factors/mechanisms lead to these changes. METHODS: Colonic mucosal biopsies of IBS patients (13 IBS-Constipation [IBS-C]; 10 IBS-Diarrhea [IBS-D]; 11 IBS-Mixed [IBS-M]) and 24 healthy controls (HC) were analyzed...
October 13, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026733/safety-of-a-new-synbiotic-starter-formula
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Yvan Vandenplas, Antonis Analitis, Chara Tziouvara, Athina Kountzoglou, Anastasia Drakou, Manos Tsouvalas, Antigoni Mavroudi, Ioannis Xinias
PURPOSE: Breastfeeding is the best way to feed all infants, but not all infants can be (exclusively) breastfed. Cow's milk based infant formula is the second choice infant feeding. METHODS: The safety of a new synbiotic infant formula, supplemented with Bifidobacterium lactis and fructo-oligosaccharides, with lactose and a whey/casein 60/40 protein ratio was tested in 280 infants during 3 months. RESULTS: The median age of the infants at inclusion was 0...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025743/acute-constipation-and-vomiting-with-the-coffee-bean-sign
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Salomone Di Saverio, Alice Piccinini, Arianna Birindelli, Carlo Fabbri, Stefano Pretolani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025285/safety-and-efficacy-of-canagliflozin-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-1-year-post-marketing-surveillance-in-japan
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Maki Goda, Tomoko Yamakura, Kazuyo Sasaki, Takumi Tajima, Makoto Ueno
Objective To evaluate the safety and efficacy of canagliflozin in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in clinical settings. Methods We conducted a 1-year post-marketing surveillance (PMS) of canagliflozin in almost all the elderly patients (≥65 years old) with T2DM who began taking canagliflozin during the first 3 months after its launch in Japan. The main outcomes included the incidences of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), serious ADRs and the changes of laboratory tests as well as efficacy variables...
October 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024708/nationwide-quality-of-hospice-care-findings-from-the-centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-cms-hospice-quality-reporting-program-hqrp
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Nan Tracy Zheng, Qinghua Li, Laura C Hanson, Kathryn L Wessell, Natalie Chong, Noha Sherif, Ila H Broyles, Jennifer Frank, M Alexis Kirk, Carol R Schwartz, Alan F Levitt, Franziska Rokoske
BACKGROUND: With increasing use of the Medicare hospice benefit, policymakers recognize the need for quality measurement to assure that terminally ill patients receive high quality care and have the information they need when selecting a hospice. Towards these goals, CMS has been collecting standardized patient-level quality data via the Hospice Item Set (HIS) since July 1, 2014. OBJECTIVES: This article presents a first look at the national hospice HIS quality data...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022390/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-on-lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-improvement-in-symptoms-and-bowel-habit-in-functional-constipation
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G Riezzo, A Orlando, B D'Attoma, M Linsalata, M Martulli, F Russo
Dysbiosis may contribute to constipation and its symptoms, therefore probiotic administration could improve significantly gut health and functions. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of a long-lasting administration of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 (LR DSM 17938) on symptoms and quality of life (QoL) score in patients with functional constipation (FC). 56 FC patients with normal colonic transit time and without anorectal disorders and pelvic floor dysfunctions completed the study. LR DSM 17938 was administered for 105 days in a randomised double-blind clinical trial (28 patients per arm)...
October 12, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022143/comorbidity-of-gastrointestinal-disorders-migraine-and-tension-type-headache-a-cross-sectional-study-in-iran
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Fahimeh Martami, Zeinab Ghorbani, Maryam Abolhasani, Mansoureh Togha, Alipasha Meysamie, Alireza Sharifi, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi
Migraine can be accompanied by some gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) and different lower and upper GI disorders as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) and cholelithiasis. This cross-sectional study included 1574 overweight and obese participants who were referred to the Obesity Research Center of Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran. The diagnosis of migraine and TTH was made by an expert neurologist based on the international classification of headache disorders-III β (ICHD III β)...
October 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017162/patiromer-lowers-serum-potassium-when-taken-without-food-comparison-to-dosing-with-food-from-an-open-label-randomized-parallel-group-hyperkalemia-study
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Pablo E Pergola, David M Spiegel, Suzette Warren, Jinwei Yuan, Matthew R Weir
BACKGROUND: Patiromer is a sodium-free, nonabsorbed, potassium binder approved for treatment of hyperkalemia. This open-label study compares the efficacy and safety of patiromer administered without food versus with food. METHODS: Adults with hyperkalemia (potassium ≥5.0 mEq/L) were randomized (1:1) to receive patiromer once daily without food or with food for 4 weeks. The dosage was adjusted (maximum: 25.2 g/day) using a prespecified titration schedule to achieve and maintain potassium within a target range (3...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016868/efficacy-and-safety-of-lubiprostone-in-patients-with-opioid-induced-constipation-phase-3-study-results-and-pooled-analysis-of-the-effect-of-concomitant-methadone-use-on-clinical-outcomes
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Egilius L H Spierings, Douglas A Drossman, Byron Cryer, M Mazen Jamal, Taryn Losch-Beridon, Shadreck M Mareya, Martin Wang
Objective: The efficacy and safety of oral lubiprostone for relieving symptoms of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with chronic noncancer pain were evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. These data were also pooled with those from two similar phase 3 studies to explore the effects of methadone on treatment response. Methods: In the primary study, adults with OIC (fewer than three spontaneous bowel movements [SBMs] per week) were randomized to receive lubiprostone 24 mcg or placebo twice daily for 12 weeks...
July 17, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016607/incidence-and-severity-of-self-reported-chemotherapy-side-effects-in-routine-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Alison Pearce, Marion Haas, Rosalie Viney, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Philip Haywood, Chris Brown, Robyn Ward
AIM: Chemotherapy side effects are often reported in clinical trials; however, there is little evidence about their incidence in routine clinical care. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency and severity of patient-reported chemotherapy side effects in routine care across treatment centres in Australia. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of individuals with breast, lung or colorectal cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Side effects were identified by patient self-report...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016552/the-efficacy-of-peripheral-opioid-antagonists-in-opioid-induced-constipation-and-postoperative-ileus-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Eric S Schwenk, Alexander E Grant, Marc C Torjman, Stephen E McNulty, Jaime L Baratta, Eugene R Viscusi
Opioid-induced constipation has a negative impact on quality of life for patients with chronic pain and can affect more than a third of patients. A related but separate entity is postoperative ileus, which is an abnormal pattern of gastrointestinal motility after surgery. Nonselective μ-opioid receptor antagonists reverse constipation and opioid-induced ileus but cross the blood-brain barrier and may reverse analgesia. Peripherally acting μ-opioid receptor antagonists target the μ-opioid receptor without reversing analgesia...
October 6, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994162/effect-of-probiotics-on-perinatal-outcome-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth
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Nami Kirihara, Masato Kamitomo, Tatsunori Tabira, Takashi Hashimoto, Hiroko Taniguchi, Takatsugu Maeda
AIM: Recent reports have shown lower levels of Clostridium and higher levels of Lactobacillales in the intestinal microbiota in preterm birth patients compared to term birth patients. However, the influence of probiotics on perinatal status has not been elucidated. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of probiotics on perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the effects of oral probiotics on perinatal outcome in patients at high risk of preterm birth...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992677/nationwide-multicenter-study-for-overlaps-of-common-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-korean-patients-with-constipation
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Kyung Sik Park, Sam Ryong Jee, Bong Eun Lee, Kyoung Sup Hong, Jeong Eun Shin, Soo-Young Na, Joong Goo Kwon, Suck Chei Choi, Yong Sung Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Tae Hee Lee, Kyeong Ok Kim, Jongkyoung Choi, Hee Seok Moon, Yeon Soo Kim, Moo In Park, Soo Jung Park, Seon-Young Park, Sung Noh Hong
Background/Aims: In spite of increased concerns about the overlaps among the various functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), studies for the overlap between constipation and other common FGIDs are rare. Therefore, we investigated the patterns of overlaps between constipation and other common FGIDs. Methods: This study was designed as a prospective nationwide multi-center questionnaire study using Rome III questionnaires for functional dyspepsia (FD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and functional constipation (FC), as well as various questionnaires about patients' information, degree of symptoms, and quality of life...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992672/the-clinical-implications-of-overlap-between-constipation-and-common-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders
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EDITORIAL
Kang Nyeong Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991118/truncated-%C3%AE-opioid-receptors-with-6-transmembrane-domains-are-essential-for-opioid-analgesia
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Zhigang Lu, Jin Xu, Mingming Xu, Grace C Rossi, Susruta Majumdar, Gavril W Pasternak, Ying-Xian Pan
BACKGROUND: Most clinical opioids act through μ-opioid receptors. They effectively relieve pain but are limited by side effects, such as constipation, respiratory depression, dependence, and addiction. Many efforts have been made toward developing potent analgesics that lack side effects. Three-iodobenzoyl-6β-naltrexamide (IBNtxA) is a novel class of opioid active against thermal, inflammatory, and neuropathic pain, without respiratory depression, physical dependence, and reward behavior...
October 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991086/bowel-dysfunction-related-to-spina-bifida-keep-it-simple
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Charlène Brochard, Benoît Peyronnet, Anne Dariel, Hélène Ménard, Andréa Manunta, Alain Ropert, Michel Neunlist, Guillaume Bouguen, Laurent Siproudhis
BACKGROUND: Although care of urological disorders in spina bifida is well established, there is yet no agreement on a standardized approach to bowel dysfunction in this population. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess bowel dysfunction using validated instruments and the risk factors in adults with spina bifida. DESIGN: A multidisciplinary team prospectively collected patient data, focusing on anorectal and urological symptoms...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989282/spotlight-on-eluxadoline-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea
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Konstantinos C Fragkos
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) has limited options for treatment currently, including mainly anti-motility medications, antispasmodics, and antidepressants. This review discusses the properties of a new drug, eluxadoline, a gut-targeting mu- and kappa-opioid receptor agonist and a delta-opioid receptor antagonist, and its efficacy and safety in patients with IBS-D. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was undertaken to identify studies that had investigated eluxadoline as a treatment in IBS-D...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
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