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Sandra Frugis, Nicolau Gregori Czeczko, Osvaldo Malafaia, Artur Adolfo Parada, Paula Bechara Poletti, Thiago Festa Secchi, Matheus Degiovani, Alécio Rampanazzo-Neto, Mariza D D Agostino
Background: Helicobacter pylori has been extensively studied since 1982 it is estimated that 50% of the world population is affected. The literature lacks studies that show the change of its prevalence in the same population over time. Aim: To compare the prevalence of H. pylori in 10 years interval in a population that was submitted to upper endoscopy in the same endoscopy service. Method: Observational, retrospective and cross-sectional study comparing the prevalence of H...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Irma Cláudia Saboya Ribeiro, Luiz Fernandao Kubrusly, Paulo Afonso Nunes Nassif, Patrícia Fernanda Saboya Ribeiro, Rodrigo de Oliveira Veras, Aline Neppel
Background: The influence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) in inflammatory disorders of the digestive mucosa has been the subject of several studies since socioeconomic, personal and environmental factors were implicated in the bacteria transmission. Aim: To correlate the inflammatory endoscopic findings with HP infection and the onset of mucosal diseases mucous of the upper digestive tract. Method: Comparative observational study, in which were collected data from 2247 patients who underwent upper endoscopy and biopsies for HP with urease test...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Patrícia Fernanda Saboya Ribeiro, Luiz Fernandao Kubrusly, Paulo Afonso Nunes Nassif, Irma Cláudia Saboya Ribeiro, Andressa de Souza Bertoldi, Venessa Caroline Batistão
Background: The Helicobacter pylori infection (HP) is related to the development of gastric lesions and lymphoma; however, it is not known if there is a relation with gastroesophageal reflux disease and reflux esophagitis. Aim: To evaluate HP's relationship with esophagitis in patients undergoing upper endoscopy. Methods: Observational, retrospective and cross-sectional study, being evaluated 9576 patients undergoing outpatient endoscopic examination during the period between January and December 2015...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Xu Han, Zhihui Cheng, Huanwen Meng
BACKGROUND: Garlic (Allium sativum L.) stalk is a byproduct of garlic production that is normally thought of as waste but is now considered to be a useful biological resource. It is necessary to utilise this resource efficiently and reasonably to reduce environmental pollution and achieve sustainable agricultural development. RESULTS: The effect of decomposed garlic stalk for different durations was investigated in this study using wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa var...
October 17, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
H J Zhang, L N Liu, C Zhang, Y Y Shi, S G Ding
OBJECTIVE: To establish a Mongolian gerbils model by long-term infection of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) with highly-expressed thioredoxin-1 (Trx1) gene and to investigate the histopathological findings of gastric mucosa in Mongolian gerbils. METHODS: In this study, 75 healthy male Mongolian gerbils were randomly divided into 3 groups: Hp with highly-expressed Trx1 gene group (n=30), Hp with lowly-expressed Trx1 gene group (n=30), and control group (n=15). The animals underwent gastric perfusion of Hp suspension once a week for 5 weeks...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Abhijit Maity, Mithun Pal, Suman Som, Sanchi Maithani, Sujit Chaudhuri, Manik Pradhan
The (13)C-urea breath test ((13)C-UBT), developed a few decades ago, is widely used as a non-invasive diagnostic method to detect only the presence of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori infection; however, the actual disease state, i.e. whether the person harbouring H. pylori has peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or non-ulcerous dyspepsia (NUD), is still poorly understood. Nevertheless, the present (13)C-UBT has numerous limitations, drawbacks and pitfalls owing to the ingestion of (13)C-labelled external urea...
October 17, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
D D Nabinger, L E Mazzoleni, G B Sander, F Mazzoleni, M C Osório, M G Klein, T F Rech, L Basso da Silva, G S de Moraes, R A Cristovam, E F Nardelli, C F M Francesconi, D Simon
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of polymorphisms in the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 gene (CYP2C19) on the Helicobacter pylori eradication rate in Brazilian patients with functional dyspepsia. Adults diagnosed with functional dyspepsia based on the ROME III criteria and infected with H. pylori were recruited to this study. The patients were subjected to gastrointestinal endoscopy and the H. pylori status was defined when both urease test and histopathology results were negative or positive. The patients were treated with proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy (omeprazole, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin)...
September 16, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Magali Dalla Nora, Rosmari Hörner, Diego Michelon De Carli, Marta Pires da Rocha, Amanda Faria de Araujo, Renato Borges Fagundes
Background: The diagnosis of H. pylori infection can be performed by non-invasive and invasive methods.The identification through a fecal antigen test is a non-invasive, simple, and relatively inexpensive test. Objective: To determine the diagnostic performance of fecal antigen test in the identification of H. pylori infection. Methods: H. pylori antigens were identified in the stools of dyspeptic patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy...
October 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Gontar Siregar, Sahat Halim, Ricky Sitepu
AIM: Helicobacter pylori causes gastric mucosal inflammation and immune reaction. However, the increase of IL-10, MMP-7, and MMP-7 levels in the serum is still controversial. The objective of this study was to investigate the serum levels of IL-10, MMP-7 & MMP-9 in gastritis patients with H. pylori infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done on seventy gastritis patients that consecutive admitted to endoscopy units. The diagnosis of gastritis was made based on histopathology and diagnosis of H...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Thomas G Blanchard, Steven J Czinn
Establishment of Helicobacter pylori infection as an etiologic agent of peptic ulcer disease and other gastric pathologies marked a revolution in gastroenterology which spurred an enormous interest in gastric physiology and immunology research. The association was soon also demonstrated in children as well. Application of antimicrobial therapies have proven remarkably efficacious in eradicating H. pylori and curing pediatric patients of duodenal ulcers as well as gastritis, negating a lifetime of ineffective therapy and life-threatening disease...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Research
Saman Alhooei, Hafez Tirgar Fakheri, Vahid Hosseini, Iradj Maleki, Tarang Taghvaei, Seyed Mohammad Valizadeh, Zohreh Bari
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. We designed a study to compare the efficacy of 14-day hybrid regimen with 10-day concomitant therapy for H. pylori eradication in Iran. METHODS 252 patients with naïve H. pylori infection were randomly divided to receive either hybrid regimen (pantoprazole 40 mg, and amoxicillin 1 gr twice daily for 14 days, accompanied by clarithromycin 500 mg, and metronidazole 500 mg, twice daily just during the last 7 days) or concomitant regimen (pantoprazole 40 mg, amoxicillin 1 gr, clarithromycin 500 mg, and metronidazole 500 mg, all twice daily for 10 days)...
July 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
F A Andoulo, M Kowo, G Ngatcha, A N Ndam, B Awouoyiegnigni, M B Sida, C Tzeuton, E C Ndjitoyap Ndam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and of various upper gastrointestinal (GI) lesions in HIV(+) patients with GI symptoms and the relation of H. pylori infection to CD4 cell counts. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In all, 56 HIV(+) patients and 56 age- and sex-matched HIV(-) controls, all with upper GI symptoms, were evaluated by an upper endoscopy examination and gastric biopsy. H. pylori status was assessed with a urease test and histology...
August 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Danlian Huang, Wenjing Xue, Guangming Zeng, Jia Wan, Guomin Chen, Chao Huang, Chen Zhang, Min Cheng, Piao Xu
This paper investigated how sodium alginate (SA)-modified nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI), play a constructive role in the remediation of cadmium (Cd) contaminated river sediments. The changes of the fraction of Cd, enzyme activities (urease, catalase, dehydrogenase) and bacterial community structures with the treatment by SNZVI were observed. The sequential extraction experiments demonstrated that most mobile fractions of Cd were transformed into residues (the maximum residual percentage of Cd increases from 15...
September 28, 2016: Water Research
Kha Tram, Sepehr Manochehry, Qian Feng, Dingran Chang, Bruno J Salena, Yingfu Li
There are increasing demands for simple but still effective methods that can be used to detect specific pathogens for point-of-care or field applications. Such methods need to be user-friendly and produce reliable results that can be easily interpreted by both specialists and non-professionals. The litmus test for pH is simple, quick, and effective as it reports the pH of a test sample via a simple color change. We have developed an approach to take advantage of the litmus test for bacterial detection. The method exploits a bacterium-specific RNA-cleaving DNAzyme to achieve two functions: recognizing a bacterium of interest and providing a mechanism to control the activity of urease...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Hamideh Mesali, Abolghasem Ajami, Hadi Hussein-Nattaj, Alireza Rafiei, Zeinab Rajabian, Hossein Asgarian-Omran, Vahid Hosseini, Tarang Taghvaei, Mohsen Tehrani
BACKGROUND: Regulatory T Cells (Tregs) and Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) are two main regulatory cells modulating the immune responses in inflammation and cancer. OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare Tregs and MDSCs in peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. METHODS: Patients with dyspepsia were selected and divided into three groups of non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD, n=22), peptic ulcer disease (PUD, n=25), and gastric cancer (GC, n=27) according to their endoscopic and histopathological examinations...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
Jie Qin, Shan-Shan Zhao, Ya-Ping Liu, Zhong-Wei Man, Peng Wang, Li-Na Wang, Yu Xu, Hai-Liang Zhu
Three mononuclear Cu(II) complexes Cu(HL(1))Cl2 (1), Cu(HL(2))Cl2 (2), and Cu(L(3))SCN (3) have been synthesized based on chelating hydrazone ligands HL(1), HL(2), and HL(3), respectively. These new compounds gave satisfactory IR-spectroscopic data and were further characterized by elemental and X-ray diffraction analyses. Their urease inhibitory evaluation was tested in vitro against jack bean urease. The results showed that the inhibitory activities of the copper complexes are all superior to the positive reference...
October 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Małgorzata Baćmaga, Jadwiga Wyszkowska, Jan Kucharski
Fungicides are considered to be effective crop protection chemicals in modern agriculture. However, they can also exert toxic effects on non-target organisms, including soil-dwelling microbes. Therefore, the environmental fate of fungicides has to be closely monitored. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the Falcon 460 EC fungicide on microbial diversity, enzyme activity and resistance, and plant growth. Samples of sandy loam with pHKCl 7.0 were collected for laboratory analyses on experimental days 30, 60 and 90...
September 8, 2016: Ecotoxicology
Ha Youn Lee, Ji Won Kim, Jung Kyu Lee, Eun Young Heo, Hee Soon Chung, Deog Keom Kim
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is a major cause of gastric diseases. The clinical implications of H. pylori infection in various diseases outside the gastrointestinal system have also been reported, including in some respiratory disorders. In this study, we investigated the seroprevalence of H. pylori in patients with mild to moderate COPD in an Asian country with a high prevalence of H. pylori infection. Also, we aimed to elucidate the association between the seroprevalence of H...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Ali Akbar Haji Aghamohammadi, Ali Zargar, Sonia Oveisi, Rasoul Samimi, Sedigheh Reisian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of licorice in H. pylori eradication in patients suffering from dyspepsia either with peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) in comparison to the clarithromycin-based standard triple regimen. METHODS: In this randomized controlled clinical trial, 120 patients who had positive rapid urease test were included and assigned to two treatment groups: control group that received a clarithromycin-based triple regimen, and study group that received licorice in addition to the clarithromycin-based regimen for two weeks...
September 7, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Yanmei Zhang, Shiwen Wang, Binjie Hu, Fuju Zhao, Ping Xiang, Danian Ji, Fei Chen, Xiaoli Liu, Feng Yang, Yong Wu, Mimi Kong, Li Nan, Yingxin Miao, Wenrong Jiang, Yi Fang, Jinghao Zhang, Zhijun Bao, Michal A Olszewski, Hu Zhao
AIM: We evaluated the direct high-throughput multiple genetic detection system (dHMGS) for Helicobacter pylori in gastric biopsies. MATERIALS & METHODS: One hundred and thirty-three specimens were concurrently analyzed by dHMGS, rapid urease test, culture and sequencing. RESULTS: dHMGS was highly sensitive and specific for H. pylori identification compared with culture and rapid urease test. The correlation coefficient of the quantitative standard curve was R(2) = 0...
September 6, 2016: Future Microbiology
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