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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783199/inhalational-exposure-to-particulate-matter-air-pollution-alters-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiome
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Ece A Mutlu, Işın Y Comba, Takugo Cho, Phillip A Engen, Cemal Yazıcı, Saul Soberanes, Robert B Hamanaka, Recep Niğdelioğlu, Angelo Y Meliton, Andrew J Ghio, G R Scott Budinger, Gökhan M Mutlu
Recent studies suggest an association between particulate matter (PM) air pollution and gastrointestinal (GI) disease. In addition to direct deposition, PM can be indirectly deposited in oropharynx via mucociliary clearance and upon swallowing of saliva and mucus. Within the GI tract, PM may alter the GI epithelium and gut microbiome. Our goal was to determine the effect of PM on gut microbiota in a murine model of PM exposure via inhalation. C57BL/6 mice were exposed via inhalation to either concentrated ambient particles or filtered air for 8-h per day, 5-days a week, for a total of 3-weeks...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779483/a-review-on-pharmacological-and-clinical-aspects-of-linum-usitatissimum-l
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Ramin Ansari, Mohammad Mehdi Zarshenas, Amir Hossein Dadbakhsh
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Linum usitatissimum L., known as common Flax or linseed, from the family Linnaceae, has long been cultivated in different nations due to its applications in medicine and industry. The present study aims to collect nearly all available information about chemical constituents of Flax, as well as pharmacological properties and confirmed clinical usages of it. METHODS: We searched through databases such as Scopus and PubMed for relevant literatures using the keywords: (Linum usitatissimum), (pharmacology) and (phytochemical) from the beginning to 13 Aug 2017...
May 20, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779083/identifying-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-advanced-fibrosis-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Yuval A Patel, Elizabeth J Gifford, Lisa M Glass, Marsha J Turner, Byungjoo Han, Cynthia A Moylan, Steve Choi, Ayako Suzuki, Dawn Provenzale, Christine M Hunt
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Severe NAFLD with advanced fibrosis results in substantial morbidity and mortality. Associated with metabolic syndrome, NAFLD is often initially clinically silent, yet intensive lifestyle intervention with 7% or greater weight loss can improve or resolve NAFLD. Using a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) liver biopsy cohort, we evaluated simple noninvasive fibrosis scoring systems to identify NAFLD with advanced fibrosis (or severe disease) to assist providers...
May 19, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778715/photopheresis-of-a-less-than-10-kg-child-with-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-accompanied-with-hyperbilirubinemia-a-case-report
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Ashraf Malek Mohammadi, Amir Hossein Norooznezhad, Jerard Seghatchian, Mohsen Nikbakht, Farhad Heshmati, Saeed Mohammadi, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a curative treatment for many hematologic malignancies with its most important side effect being graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Herein, we present a 3.5 year-old male with weight of 9.8 kg with acute GVHD (grade IV gastrointestinal and cutaneous) who did not respond to the first line therapies (corticosteroids). Thus, the patient was a candidate for extracorporeal photochemotherapy (ECP). Due to the hyperbilirubinemia, two sessions of ECP every week as well as one session of plasmapheresis 24 h before each ECP session were performed (Spectra™ Optia® apheresis system)...
May 9, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778545/a-descriptive-model-for-a-multidisciplinary-unit-for-colorectal-and-pelvic-malformations
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Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Devin R Halleran, Carlos A Reck-Burneo, Alessandra C Gasior, Laura Weaver, Meghan Fisher, Andrea Wagner, Onnalisa Nash, Kristina Booth, Kaleigh Peters, Charae Williams, Sarah Mayer Brown, Peter Lu, Molly Fuchs, Karen Diefenbach, Jeffrey R Leonard, Geri Hewitt, Kate McCracken, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Richard J Wood, Marc A Levitt
INTRODUCTION: Patients with anorectal malformations (ARM), Hirschsprung disease (HD), and colonic motility disorders often require care from specialists across a variety of fields, including colorectal surgery, urology, gynecology, and GI motility. We sought to describe the process of creating a collaborative process for the care of these complex patients. METHODS: We developed a model of a devoted center for these conditions that includes physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and advanced practice nurses...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778210/rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-cross-protection-and-comparative-pathogenicity-of-gi-2-rhdv2-b-and-gi-1b-rhdv-lagoviruses-in-a-challenge-trial
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Carlos Calvete, Manuel Mendoza, Ana Alcaraz, María P Sarto, María P Jiménez-de-Bagüéss, Antonio J Calvo, Fernando Monroy, Jorge H Calvo
European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are severely affected by rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Caused by a lagovirus, the disease leads to losses in the rabbit industry and has implications for wildlife conservation. Past RHD outbreaks have been caused by GI.1/RHDV genotype viruses. A new virus belonging to the GI.2/RHDV2/b genotype emerged in 2010, quickly spreading and replacing the former in several countries; however, limited data are available on its pathogenicity and epidemiological factors. The present work extends these issues and evaluates cross-protection between both genotypes...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777855/polymer-lipid-hybrid-nanoparticles-as-enhanced-indomethacin-delivery-systems
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Annalisa Dalmoro, Sabrina Bochicchio, Shamil F Nasibullin, Paolo Bertoncin, Gaetano Lamberti, Anna Angela Barba, Rouslan I Moustafine
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), i.e. indomethacin used for rheumatoid arthritis and non-rheumatoid inflammatory diseases, are known for their injurious actions on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Mucosal damage can be avoided by using nanoscale systems composed by a combination of liposomes and biodegradable natural polymer, i.e. chitosan, for enhancing drug activity. Aim of this study was to prepare chitosan-lipid hybrid delivery systems for indomethacin dosage through a novel continuous method based on microfluidic principles...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775230/alcohol-enhances-symptoms-and-propensity-for-infection-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-and-a-murine-model-of-dss-induced-colitis
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Abigail R Cannon, Paulius V Kuprys, Adrienne N Cobb, Xianzhong Ding, Anai N Kothari, Paul C Kuo, Joshua M Eberhardt, Adam M Hammer, Niya L Morris, Xiaoling Li, Mashkoor A Choudhry
Over 1.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and ulcerative colitis (UC) makes up approximately half of those diagnoses. As a disease, UC cycles between periods of remission and flare, which is characterized by intense abdominal pain, increased weight loss, intestinal inflammation, rectal bleeding, and dehydration. Interestingly, a widespread recommendation to IBD patients for avoidance of a flare period is "Don't Drink Alcohol" as recent work correlated alcohol consumption with increased GI symptoms in patients with IBD...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774299/spatial-distribution-and-cluster-analysis-of-dengue-using-self-organizing-maps-in-andhra-pradesh-india-2011-2013
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Srinivasa Rao Mutheneni, Rajasekhar Mopuri, Suchithra Naish, Deepak Gunti, Suryanarayana Murty Upadhyayula
Background and objectives: Dengue is an emerging and re-emerging infectious disease, transmitted by mosquitoes. It is mostly prevalent in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, particularly, in Asia-Pacific region. To understand the epidemiology and spatial distribution of dengue, a retrospective surveillance study was conducted in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India during 2011-2013. Material and methods: District-wise disease endemicity levels were mapped through geographical information system (GIS) tools...
February 2018: Parasite Epidemiology and Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772235/autophagy-mediates-enhancement-of-proangiogenic-activity-by-hypoxia-in-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells
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Seul-Gi Lee, Young Ae Joe
Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have been promising source for regenerative cell therapy in ischemic diseases. To improve efficacy of MSC therapy, various priming methods have been developed, and hypoxic priming has been reported to enhance therapeutic efficacy of MSCs by increasing secretion level of growth factors and cytokines. Recently, it has been reported that bone marrow MSCs primed with hypoxic condition show an increase of autophagy. Here, we addressed whether proangiogenic activity increased by hypoxic condition is associated with autophagy...
May 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767701/microbiome-mediated-effects-of-the-mediterranean-diet-on-inflammation
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Melisa A Bailey, Hannah D Holscher
The Mediterranean diet pattern is increasingly associated with improved metabolic health. Two mechanisms by which consuming a Mediterranean diet pattern may contribute to improved metabolic health are modulation of the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota and reduction of metabolic endotoxemia. Metabolic endotoxemia, defined as a 2- to 3-fold increase in circulating levels of bacterial endotoxin, has been proposed as a cause of inflammation during metabolic dysfunction. As the largest source of endotoxins in the human body, the GI microbiota represents a crucial area for research on strategies for reducing endotoxemia...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767141/weaning-stress-and-gastrointestinal-barrier-development-implications-for-lifelong-gut-health-in-pigs
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REVIEW
Adam J Moeser, Calvin S Pohl, Mrigendra Rajput
The gastrointestinal (GI) barrier serves a critical role in survival and overall health of animals and humans. Several layers of barrier defense mechanisms are provided by the epithelial, immune and enteric nervous systems. Together they act in concert to control normal gut functions (e.g., digestion, absorption, secretion, immunity, etc.) whereas at the same time provide a barrier from the hostile conditions in the luminal environment. Breakdown of these critical GI functions is a central pathophysiological mechanism in the most serious GI disorders in pigs...
December 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766505/esophageal-multimodal-stimulation-and-sensation
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Dag Arne Lihaug Hoff, Barry McMahon, Hans Gregersen
Esophageal mechanosensation describes the relationship between a mechanical stimulation of the esophageal wall, such as bag distension, and the reaction to the stimulation perceived or unperceived. When studying mechanosensation in esophageal disease, it is important to recognize that symptoms might be due to alterations at different levels of the neuromuscular system, such as alterations at the mechanoreceptor level or in the afferent mechanosensory pathways, or irregularities in the homeostatic state. One might ask if it is possible to provoke, record, and describe the multidimensional responses behind a mechanosensory experience? It is a complex system and, at a minimum, a multidisciplinary approach is needed to avoid erroneous conclusions...
May 16, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766501/impact-of-gastrointestinal-disease-states-on-oral-drug-absorption-implications-for-formulation-design-a-pearrl-review
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Angela Effinger, Caitriona M O'Driscoll, Mark McAllister, Nikoletta Fotaki
OBJECTIVES: Drug product performance in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) diseases can be altered compared to healthy subjects due to pathophysiological changes. In this review, relevant differences in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and short bowel syndrome are discussed and possible in vitro and in silico tools to predict drug product performance in this patient population are assessed. KEY FINDINGS: Drug product performance was altered in patients with GI diseases compared to healthy subjects, as assessed in a limited number of studies for some drugs...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765887/validation-of-korean-version-of-the-london-chest-activity-of-daily-living-scale-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Jun Tak Choi, Jeong-Hwan Seo, Myoung-Hwan Ko, Sung-Hee Park, Gi-Wook Kim, Yu Hui Won
Objective: To translate the English version of the London Chest Activity of Daily Living scale (LCADL) into a Korean version and to determine the reliability and validity of the Korean version in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: The English version of LCADL was translated into Korean and back-translated into English. Subsequently, the back-translated version was reviewed and compared with the original, and thus the final K-LCADL was obtained...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765436/anti-thyroid-antibodies-parietal-cell-antibodies-and-tissue-transglutaminase-antibodies-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-disease
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Orit Twito, Yonatan Shapiro, Aviva Golan-Cohen, Yoav Dickstein, Rosane Ness-Abramof, Menachem Shapiro
Introduction: The co-existence of tissue-specific autoantibodies in autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) is well established. The published prevalence of anti-parietal cell antibodies (PC-Ab) is 20-25%, and that of celiac antibodies is 2-5%. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of PC-Ab and anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG-Ab) in patients with ATD and to evaluate the correlation between anti-thyroid antibodies and the other antibodies. Material and methods: The files of 120 Israeli Jews and Arabs with ATD were evaluated for anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (Tg-Ab), anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO-Ab), PC-Ab and tTG-Ab...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763867/shiga-toxigenic-escherichia-coli-incidence-is-related-to-small-area-variation-in-cattle-density-in-a-region-in-ireland
#17
C Brehony, J Cullinan, M Cormican, D Morris
Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) are pathogenic E. coli that cause infectious diarrhoea. In some cases infection may be complicated by renal failure and death. The incidence of human infection with STEC in Ireland is the highest in Europe. The objective of the study was to examine the spatial incidence of human STEC infection in a region of Ireland with significantly higher rates of STEC incidence than the national average and to identify possible risk factors of STEC incidence at area level. Anonymised laboratory records (n = 379) from 2009 to 2015 were obtained from laboratories serving three counties in the West of Ireland...
May 12, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761911/the-evaluation-of-salivary-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever-and-chronic-periodontitis
#18
Gözde Dinç, Özlem Fentoğlu, Atalay Doğru, İlter İlhan, F Yeşim Kırzıoğlu, Hikmet Orhan
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an inherent autoinflammatory disease and have a high prevalence in Mediterranean countries. The aim of this study was to evaluate salivary levels of oxidative stress parameters in patients with FMF and chronic periodontitis. METHODS: The study population consists of 81 patients with FMF and 85 systemically healthy controls. The test and control groups were classified as chronic periodontitis and periodontally healthy [FMF-periodontitis (n = 37); FMF-periodontally healthy (n = 44); systemically healthy-periodontitis (n = 37); systemically and periodontally healthy (n = 48]...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760697/hookworm-secreted-extracellular-vesicles-interact-with-host-cells-and-prevent-inducible-colitis-in-mice
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Ramon M Eichenberger, Stephanie Ryan, Linda Jones, Geraldine Buitrago, Ramona Polster, Marcela Montes de Oca, Jennifer Zuvelek, Paul R Giacomin, Lindsay A Dent, Christian R Engwerda, Matthew A Field, Javier Sotillo, Alex Loukas
Gastrointestinal (GI) parasites, hookworms in particular, have evolved to cause minimal harm to their hosts, allowing them to establish chronic infections. This is mediated by creating an immunoregulatory environment. Indeed, hookworms are such potent suppressors of inflammation that they have been used in clinical trials to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and celiac disease. Since the recent description of helminths (worms) secreting extracellular vesicles (EVs), exosome-like EVs from different helminths have been characterized and their salient roles in parasite-host interactions have been highlighted...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758192/gastric-mucosal-metastasis-of-prostate-cancer
#20
Hayretdin Koklu, Gokhan Gedikoglu, Taylan Kav
A 65-year-old male patient who had been hospitalized in the ıntensive care unit for pneumonia presented with hematemesis and melena. He was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of prostate (multiple bone and lung metastases), which was accompanied by diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. The hemoglobin levels decreased from 11.4 g/dL to 7.3 g/dL during follow-up. Upper endoscopy revealed widespread distribution of numerous umbilicated nodules with varying sizes (from 0.5 to 2 cm) on gastric mucosa (A, B, C)...
May 11, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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