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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348397/placement-of-an-aortohepatic-conduit-as-an-alternative-to-standard-arterial-anastomosis-in-liver-transplantation
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Dong-Hwan Jung, Cheon-Soo Park, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Gil-Chun Park, Yong-Pil Cho, Sung-Gyu Lee
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the impact of placement of an aortohepatic conduit on graft and patient survival after liver transplantation (LT) in selected patients with an inadequate recipient hepatic artery (HA) for a standard arterial anastomosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Of 331 patients who underwent deceased donor LT, 25 (7.6%) who received placement of an aortohepatic conduit at the time of transplantation were included. Clinical characteristics and outcomes, including postoperative complications, conduit patency, and graft and patient survival rates, were analyzed...
January 19, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345029/high-prevalence-and-functional-effects-of-serum-antineuronal-antibodies-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-disorders
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A Lütt, K Michel, D Krüger, M S Volz, M Nassir, E Schulz, L Poralla, P Tangermann, C Bojarski, M Höltje, B Teegen, W Stöcker, M Schemann, B Siegmund, H Prüss
BACKGROUND: Antineuronal antibodies can be associated with both gastrointestinal (GI) and brain disorders. For example, antibodies against the potassium channel subunit dipeptidyl-peptidase-like protein-6 (DPPX) bind to neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) and myenteric plexus and cause encephalitis, commonly preceded by severe unspecific GI symptoms. We therefore investigated the prevalence of antineuronal antibodies indicative of treatable autoimmune CNS etiologies in GI patients...
January 18, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343478/treatment-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-with-idarucizumab-in-a-patient-receiving-dabigatran
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Jennifer Mourafetis, Norman Doctor, Simon Leung
PURPOSE: A case report describing use of idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal without the use of hemostatic agents in a patient who developed acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding while receiving triple antithrombotic therapy is presented. SUMMARY: A 77-year-old man with a complex cardiac history presented to the emergency room with chief complaints of black tarry stools and low blood pressures for 4 days. His past medical history included recent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and drug-eluting stent (DES) placement, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, stage 3 chronic kidney disease, and cholecystectomy...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341898/induction-of-alpha-synuclein-pathology-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-rat-and-non-human-primate-results-in-gastrointestinal-dysmotility-and-transient-cns-pathology
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Fredric P Manfredsson, Kelvin C Luk, Matthew J Benskey, Aysegul Guezer, Joanna Garcia, Nathan C Kuhn, Ivette M Sandoval, Joseph R Patterson, Alana O'Mara, Reid Yonkers, Jeffrey H Kordower
Alpha-Synuclein (α-syn) is by far the most highly vetted pathogenic and therapeutic target in Parkinson's disease. Aggregated α-syn is present in sporadic Parkinson's disease, both in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The enteric division of the PNS is of particular interest because 1) gastric dysfunction is a key clinical manifestation of Parkinson's disease, and 2) Lewy pathology in myenteric and submucosal neurons of the enteric nervous system (ENS) has been referred to as stage zero in the Braak pathological staging of Parkinson's disease...
January 13, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340759/cecum-ulcer-is-a-reliable-endoscopic-finding-in-cytomegalovirus-colitis-concomitant-with-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Kana Matsuda, Shoko Ono, Marin Ishikawa, Shuichi Miyamoto, Satoshi Abiko, Momoko Tsuda, Keiko Yamamoto, Takahiko Kudo, Yuichi Shimizu, Eiko Hayase, Daigo Hashimoto, Takanori Teshima, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Naoya Sakamoto
Although graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation also occurs in patients after allo-HSCT and these conditions often clinically overlap. The aim of this study was to determine reliable endoscopic findings of CMV colitis in patients with gastrointestinal graft-versus-host-disease (GI-GVHD). Patients after allo-HSCT who were histologically confirmed to have GI-GVHD with or without CMV colitis and patients with an immunosuppressive condition were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339095/patterning-the-gastrointestinal-epithelium-to-confer-regional-specific-functions
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Cayla A Thompson, Ann DeLaForest, Michele A Battle
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract, in simplest terms, can be described as an epithelial-lined muscular tube extending along the cephalocaudal axis from the oral cavity to the anus. Although the general architecture of the GI tract organs is conserved from end to end, the presence of different epithelial tissue structures and unique epithelial cell types within each organ enables each to perform the distinct digestive functions required for efficient nutrient assimilation. Spatiotemporal regulation of signaling pathways and downstream transcription factors controls GI epithelial morphogenesis during development to confer essential regional-specific epithelial structures and functions...
January 12, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337040/colonic-perforation-due-to-gi-histoplasmosis-in-an-immunocompetent-host-mimicking-crohn-s-disease
#7
Pir Saad, Hani Zamil, Marc F Catalano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336835/standard-whole-prostate-gland-radiotherapy-with-and-without-lesion-boost-in-prostate-cancer-toxicity-in-the-flame-randomized-controlled-trial
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Evelyn M Monninkhof, Juliette W L van Loon, Marco van Vulpen, Linda G W Kerkmeijer, Floris J Pos, Karin Haustermans, Laura van den Bergh, Sofie Isebaert, Gill M McColl, Robert Jan Smeenk, Juus Noteboom, Iris Walraven, Petra H M Peeters, Uulke A van der Heide
PURPOSE: To compare toxicity rates in patients with localized prostate cancer treated with standard fractionated external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) with or without an additional integrated boost to the macroscopically visible tumour. MATERIAL AND METHODS: FLAME is a phase 3 multicentre RCT (NCT01168479) of patients with pathologically confirmed localized intermediate or high-risk prostate cancer. The standard treatment arm (n = 287) received a dose to the entire prostate of 77 Gy in 35 fractions...
January 11, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335360/activity-in-the-ventral-medial-prefrontal-cortex-is-necessary-for-the-therapeutic-effects-of-extinction-in-rats
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Elizabeth A Fucich, Denisse Paredes, Madeleine O Saunders, David A Morilak
Poor response and high relapse rates remain problematic in the treatment of stress-related psychiatric disorders like depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While mechanisms of pharmacotherapies are intensely studied, little is known about mechanisms of behavioral therapy that could inform improved treatments. We have previously demonstrated the therapeutic effects of extinction learning as a behavioral intervention modeling exposure therapy in rats. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that activity in the ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) during extinction is necessary for its therapeutic effects...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334681/is-there-any-common-pathophysiology-between-central-nervous-system-lupus-and-parkinson-s-disease
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Oh-Dae Kwon, Seong-Kyu Kim, Gi-Young Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327820/gastroenterology-today-between-certainties-and-news-a-meeting-held-in-turin-on-may-27-2017
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Rinaldo Pellicano, Davide G Ribaldone, Marco Astegiano, Luca Dughera, Edda Battaglia, Anna Morgando, Arrigo Arrigoni, Mauro Spandre, Mario Grassini, Giorgio M Saracco, Francis Mégraud
This special article reports on two crucial issues discussed during a meeting. The first was the updated management of Helicobacter pylori infection. This was approached taking into account the recent European Guidelines, with a focus on novelties in treatment. In particular, considering the increasing H. pylori antibiotic resistance to clarithromycin, in countries with a high clarithromycin resistance rate the bismuth-containing quadruple therapies should be preferred. The new formulation, with bismuth, metronidazole, and tetracycline contained in a single capsule (three-in-one), has shown exciting results both in naive and in non-responder patients...
January 10, 2018: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327534/gastric-angioinvasive-mucormycosis-in-immunocompetent-adult-a-rare-occurrence
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Mukesh Nasa, Zubin Sharma, Lipika Lipi, Randhir Sud
Mucormycosis is a rare, opportunistic fungal infection that occurs almost exclusively in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with diabetes mellitus, leukemia, lymphoma, renal disease, septicemia, burns, malnutrition, and following long-term treatment with steroids and antibiotics. Based on the clinical presentation and involvement, mucormycosis is classified as six major forms, namely, rhinocerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous, gastrointestinal (GI), disseminated and miscellaneous, with rhinocerebral and pulmonary being the common forms...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327520/risk-factors-of-clinical-and-immunological-failure-in-south-indian-cohort-on-generic-antiretroviral-therapy
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Mucheli Shravan Sadashiv, Priscilla Rupali, Abi Manesh, Rajesh Kannangai, Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham, Susanne A Pulimood, Rajiv Karthik, S Rajkumar, Kurien Thomas
Background: Since the time of NACO Antiretroviral (ART) roll-out, generic ART has been the mainstay of therapy. There are many studies documenting the efficacy of generic ART but with the passage of time, failure of therapy is on the rise. As institution of second line ART has significant financial implications both for a program and for an individual it is imperative that we determine factors which contribute towards treatment failure in a cohort of patients on generic antiretroviral therapy...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325450/symptom-science-omics-supports-common-biological-underpinnings-across-symptoms
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Maura K McCall, Ansley Grimes Stanfill, Elizabeth Skrovanek, Jessica Renee Pforr, Susan W Wesmiller, Yvette P Conley
For precision health care to be successful, an in-depth understanding of the biological mechanisms for symptom development and severity is essential. Omics-based research approaches facilitate identification of the biological underpinnings of symptoms. We reviewed literature for omics-based approaches and exemplar symptoms (sleep disruption, cognitive impairment, fatigue, gastrointestinal [GI] distress, and pain) to identify genes associated with the symptom or symptoms across disease processes. The review yielded 27 genes associated with more than one symptom...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322604/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-in-dogs-with-small-cell-t-cell-intestinal-lymphoma
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K M Couto, P F Moore, A L Zwingenberger, J L Willcox, K A Skorupski
Small cell intestinal lymphoma has not been well characterized in dogs. The objective of this study was to describe clinical characteristics and outcome in dogs with small cell intestinal lymphoma. We hypothesized that affected dogs would have prolonged survival compared with high-grade gastrointestinal (GI) lymphoma. Pathology records were searched for dogs with histologically confirmed small cell GI lymphoma. Seventeen dogs with confirmed small cell intestinal lymphoma were identified, and clinical and outcome data were retrospectively collected...
January 11, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318905/multiparametric-mri-for-early-detection-of-diffuse-liver-disease-an-interview-with-david-breen
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David J Breen
David J Breen is Associate Professor of Radiology and previous Clinical Director of Radiology at University Hospital Southampton. His interests are in abdominal imaging and intervention, particularly of hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB)and renal disease. He has a major interest in image-guided tumor ablation and improving outcomes from these procedures. He has previously served as Vice Chair of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group in Interventional Radiology and for the NIHR/NCRN Upper GI Clinical Studies Group...
January 10, 2018: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314744/clinical-and-economic-implications-of-upper-gastrointestinal-adverse-events-in-asian-rheumatological-patients-on-long-term-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
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Lydia Say Lee Pok, Fatiha Hana Shabaruddin, Maznah Dahlui, Sargunan Sockalingam, Mohd Shahrir Mohamed Said, Azmillah Rosman, Ing Soo Lau, Liza Mohd Isa, Heselynn Hussein, Chin Teck Ng, Sanjiv Mahadeva
AIM: To determine the incidence and direct costs of NSAID-induced upper GI adverse events in Malaysian rheumatology patients. METHODS: A retrospective, multi-centre, cohort study of rheumatology patients on long-term NSAIDs was conducted. Clinical data of patients treated between 2010 and 2013 were collected for a 24-month follow-up period. The costs of managing upper GI adverse events were based on patient level resource use data. RESULTS: Six hundred and thirty-four patients met the inclusion criteria: mean age 53...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314151/comparison-of-ebv-positive-mucocutaneous-ulcer-ebvmcu-associated-with-treated-lymphoma-or-methotrexate-in-japan
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Teerada Daroontum, Kei Kohno, Ahmed E Eladl, Akira Satou, Ayako Sakakibara, Shoichi Matsukage, Naoki Yakushiji, Charin Ya-In, Shigeo Nakamura, Naoko Asano, Seiichi Kato
AIMS: The present study compared treated lymphoma-associated EBV-positive mucocutaneous ulcer (EBVMCU) and methotrexate (MTX)-associated EBVMCU. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of a series of 15 Japanese patients (11 women, 4 men; median age 74 years, range 35-84 years). 7 received MTX for autoimmune disease and 8 developed EBVMCU after treatment of malignant lymphoma (diffuse large B-cell lymphoma [n=4] without EBV association, adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma [n=2], angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma [n=1], and follicular lymphoma [n=1])...
January 4, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311761/plasma-vascular-non-inflammatory-molecule-3-is-associated-with-gastrointestinal-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-in-mice
#19
Na Wang, Xiaoyi Qin, Yigeng Cao, Bin Liang, Kang Yu, Haige Ye
Background: Gastrointestinal acute graft-versus-host disease (GI aGVHD) is a lethal complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, it is still very difficult to make a diagnosis of GI aGVHD in practice. To date, no consensus plasma biomarker of GI aGVHD can be used to help make a diagnosis. Here, we attempted to identify GI aGVHD associated plasma proteins in murine model, which can help make a diagnosis of GI aGVHD. Methods: We used 8-plex isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (8-plex iTRAQ) to screen out proteins in plasma samples taken from murine models before and after allogeneic HSCT...
2018: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308742/autoantibodies-and-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-colombian-children-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#20
Tatiana Gonzalez, Clara Malagon, Pilar Guarnizo, Angela Catalina Mosquera, Lorena Chila-Moreno, Consuelo Romero-Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common inflammatory joint disease in children. JIA and autoimmune inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa share common etiologic mechanisms, including genetic predisposition and environmental influences. OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence of autoantibodies associated with inflammatory diseases of the GI mucosa in patients with JIA and its relationship to GI symptoms. METHODOLOGY: In a cross-sectional study of patients with JIA, GI symptoms and autoantibody expression were evaluated with respect to their association with JIA disease activity indices...
January 7, 2018: Current Rheumatology Reviews
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