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Xue-Fen Wu, Xiao-Li Chen, Xue-Na Zheng, Xin Guo, Zhi-Qiang Xie, Li Liu, Xin-Ran Wei, Zeng-Hui Yue
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of different strength of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation on gastrointestinal motility and Ras homolog gene family member (RhoA)/Rho associated coiled-coil forming protein kinase (ROCK) signaling in diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) rats, so as to reveal the underlying mechanisms of EA for improving DGP. METHODS: Sixty SD rats were randomly and equally divided into blank control, DGP model, weak EA, medium EA, and strong EA groups ( n =12 rats in each)...
March 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Gaëlle Cheisson, Sophie Jacqueminet, Emmanuel Cosson, Carole Ichai, Anne-Marie Leguerrier, Bogdan Nicolescu-Catargi, Alexandre Ouattara, Igor Tauveron, Paul Valensi, Dan Benhamou
In diabetic patients undergoing surgery, we recommend assessing glycaemic control preoperatively by assessing glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels and recent capillary blood sugar (glucose) levels, and to adjust any treatments accordingly before surgery, paying particular attention to specific complications of diabetes. Gastroparesis creates a risk of stasis and aspiration of gastric content at induction of anaesthesia requiring the use of a rapid sequence induction technique. Cardiac involvement can be divided into several types...
March 17, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Ravi N Srinivasa, William M Sherk, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Kyle Cooper, Joseph J Gemmete
Placement of percutaneous jejunostomy tubes using fluoroscopy may be technically challenging because of the peristaltic motion of small bowel loops within the peritoneum. Furthermore, fluoroscopic jejunostomy placement has an inherent risk of complications, including peritonitis and death. A transnasal snare technique to facilitate direct jejunostomy in patients with a surgically altered gastric anatomy has been previously reported. This report describes a patient with gastroparesis and a chronic nasojejunal tube who underwent a percutaneous transgastric snare technique to facilitate the placement of a direct jejunostomy...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Maitham A Moslim, Gavin A Falk, Federico G Seifarth
Background: Temporary or long-term nutritional support through gastrojejunal (GJ) feeding tubes is a safe and common means of enteral feeding in adults and children. It is indicated in patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric outlet obstruction, or severe gastric dysfunction or gastroparesis. Several techniques for GJ feeding tube placement have been reported. The most technically challenging part of GJ tube placement is the advancement and optimal positioning of the jejunal extension into the proximal jejunum...
January 2018: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
H Zatorski, P Mosinska, M Storr, J Fichna
There is an unmet need for effective pharmacological therapies for the treatment of gastroparesis and other upper gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders, which reduce patients' quality of life and are a burden to the healthcare system. Ghrelin is an endogenous growth hormone secretagogue receptor ligand and has been shown to exert prokinetic effects on GI motility. Nevertheless, considering the short half-life of ghrelin its use in clinical practice is limited. Thus, ghrelin receptor agonists with enhanced pharmacokinetics were developed; they accelerate gastric emptying and improve symptoms of gastroparesis in animal models and humans...
December 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Brian E Lacy, Henry P Parkman, Michael Camilleri
Nausea is an uneasy feeling in the stomach while vomiting refers to the forceful expulsion of gastric contents. Chronic nausea and vomiting represent a diverse array of disorders defined by 4 weeks or more of symptoms. Chronic nausea and vomiting result from a variety of pathophysiological processes, involving gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal causes. The prevalence of chronic nausea and vomiting is unclear, although the epidemiology of specific conditions, such as gastroparesis and cyclic vomiting syndrome, is better understood...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Simon S Rabinowitz, Neha Ahuja, Jennifer Gottfried
An 11-year-old Caucasian boy, with a microdeletion in the 1q21.1-q21.2 region, had multiple medical conditions including gastroparesis documented initially at the age of 5. The patient had a history of poor feeding since infancy and had been treated for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), constipation and multiple food allergies. As a consequence of the GERD and his concurrent immunoglobulin (IgG) subclass deficiency, the patient had multiple otolaryngologic (ENT) infections and required two sinus surgeries...
March 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Agnieszka E Zawada, Małgorzata Moszak, Dorota Skrzypczak, Marian Grzymisławski
Diabetes mellitus is a systemic disease which affects patients of various age. Hyperglycemia induces damage of vascular endothelium, development of chronic inflammation, organic and functional lesions in several systems and organs. The principal gastroenterological complaints linked to the manifestation of the disease include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, and vomiting. However, complications in the alimentary system may manifest exclusively by difficulties in reaching normoglycemia and numerous persistent episodes of hypoglycemia...
March 13, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
S Geyl, J Jacques, S Parreau, A Cypierre, T Tabouret, G Gondran, K H Ly, E Liozon, F X Lapébie, H Bezanahary, S Palat, J Monteil, V Loustaud-Ratti, A L Fauchais
INTRODUCTION: Upper digestive symptoms may be present in up to 50% of patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). We report a retrospective cohort of gastroparesis in a population of pSS presenting unexplained dyspepsia. Delayed gastric emptying was defined by a gastric emptying time above 113min or by a retention percentage at 4h more than 10% on scintigraphy. RESULTS: Eleven patients with primary Sjögren syndrome and gastroparesis were included in a retrospective study...
March 8, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Jose-Alberto Palma, Horacio Kaufmann
Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system afflicts most patients with Parkinson disease and other synucleinopathies such as dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy, and pure autonomic failure, reducing quality of life and increasing mortality. For example, gastrointestinal dysfunction can lead to impaired drug pharmacodynamics causing a worsening in motor symptoms, and neurogenic orthostatic hypotension can cause syncope, falls, and fractures. When recognized, autonomic problems can be treated, sometimes successfully...
March 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Gianluca Cipriani, Simon J Gibbons, Katie E Miller, Daniel S Yang, Matthew L Terhaar, Seth T Eisenman, Tamas Ördög, David R Linden, Gabriela B Gajdos, Joseph H Szurszewski, Gianrico Farrugia
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Muscularis propria macrophages lie close to cells that regulate gastrointestinal motor function, including interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and myenteric neurons. In animal models of diabetic gastroparesis, development of delayed gastric emptying has been associated with loss of macrophages that express cytoprotective markers and reduced networks of ICC. Mice with long-term diabetes and normal gastric emptying have macrophages that express anti-inflammatory markers and have normal gastric ICC...
February 28, 2018: Gastroenterology
Elias S Siraj, Carol Homko, Laura A Wilson, Patrick May, Ajay D Rao, Jorge Calles, Gianrico Farrugia, William L Hasler, Kenneth L Koch, Linda Nguyen, William J Snape, Thomas L Abell, Irene Sarosiek, Richard W McCallum, Pankaj J Pasricha, John Clarke, James Tonascia, Frank Hamilton, Henry P Parkman
Introduction: Individuals with diabetes are at increased risk for complications, including gastroparesis. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disorder resulting in decreased beta-cell function. Glutamic acid decarboxylase-65 antibody (GADA) is the most commonly used test to assess autoimmunity while C-peptide level is used to assess beta-cell function. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), who are GADA positive, are labeled latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA)...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Michaela E Johnson, Andrea Stringer, Larisa Bobrovskaya
While people are often aware of the motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD), few know of the many non-motor symptoms, which patients report have a greater impact on their quality of life. Gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction is one of the most common non-motor symptoms, which can occur at any stage of PD, even years prior to diagnosis, and can affect all sections along the GI tract causing a range of symptoms including drooling, gastroparesis and constipation. We have investigated whether a neurotoxin model of PD- rotenone, a mitochondrial complex I inhibitor, is capable of reproducing the GI dysfunction seen clinically...
February 19, 2018: Neurotoxicology
Zubair Malik, Rahul Kataria, Rani Modayil, Adam C Ehrlich, Ron Schey, Henry P Parkman, Stavros N Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND: Gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) of the pylorus is a technique that is recently being used to treat gastroparesis. Our aim was to report our experience in performing G-POEM for refractory gastroparesis of different etiologies and determine symptom improvement. METHODS: Thirteen patients undergoing G-POEM are reported. Pre- and post-procedure gastric emptying study (GES) and PAGI-SYM for symptom severity were obtained. Patients underwent G-POEM by creating a submucosal tunnel starting in the greater curvature of the distal antrum and extending it to the beginning of the duodenal bulb, followed by a full thickness pyloromyotomy...
February 22, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Sally Woodhouse, Geoff Hebbard, Simon R Knowles
AIMS: This study aimed to examine the relationships between gastroparesis symptom severity, illness perceptions, coping styles, quality of life (QoL), and psychological distress in patients with gastroparesis, guided by the common sense model. METHODS: One hundred and seventy-nine adults with gastroparesis (165 females, 14 males; mean age 41.82 years) completed an online questionnaire. The Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index was used to measure gastroparesis symptom severity, QoL was explored using the PAGI-QOL, illness perceptions were measured using the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, the Carver Brief COPE scale assessed coping styles, and psychological distress was investigated using the DASS21...
February 22, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Mouen A Khashab, Petros C Benias, Lee L Swanstrom
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is an advanced endoscopic procedure classically performed for the treatment of achalasia. The procedure is based on principles of submucosal endoscopy and is comprised of a mucosal incision, submucosal tunneling, myotomy and mucosal closure. Multiple published studies that collectively include more than 6000 patients reported clinical success in more than 80-90% of patients. Recent literature also suggested durability of response over a medium-term follow-up. POEM is associated with a low rate of adverse events when performed by experienced operators...
February 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
Abdullah Al Kafee, Aydin Akan
Electrogastrogram is used for the abdominal surface measurement of the gastric electrical activity of the human stomach. The electrogastrogram technique has significant value as a clinical tool because careful electrogastrogram signal recordings and analyses play a major role in determining the propagation and coordination of gastric myoelectric abnormalities. The aim of this article is to evaluate electrogastrogram features calculated by line length features based on the discrete wavelet transform method to differentiate healthy control subjects from patients with functional dyspepsia and diabetic gastroparesis...
February 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Lianyong Li, Robert Spandorfer, Changmin Qu, Yongtao Yang, Shuwen Liang, Huimin Chen, Hanbing Xue, Qiang Cai
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) was introduced four years ago as an investigational procedure for refractory gastroparesis. The safety and efficacy were currently evaluated. With our recent studies on G-POEM, we share our experience and knowledge through the discussion of a detailed description of the procedure and review of the literature. To our knowledge, this is the first systemic review on this new therapeutic endoscopic procedure. METHODS: The indications and contraindications, various aspects of the procedure, and efficacy assessment are discussed based on our experience and current available data...
February 12, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Shaheen Sultana, Sushma Talegaonkar, Bhaskar Ray, Harvinder Singh, F J Ahmad, Gaurav Mittal, Aseem Bhatnagar
INTRODUCTION: In this study, different nifedipine-loaded formulations were prepared to treat pylorospasm, a sphincter muscle disorder characterized by delayed gastric emptying process. The efficacy of formulation was evaluated in patients by subjective assessment, gamma scintigraphic approaches, and confocal microscopy. METHODS: Nifedipine-loaded different formulations such as sucrose bead, pellets, and microparticles (slugging method, ionotropic gelation, and chemical denaturation) were designed...
February 21, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Binata Joddar, Nishat Tasnim, Vikram Thakur, Alok Kumar, Richard W McCallum, Munmun Chattopadhyay
Gastroparesis (GP) is associated with depletion of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and enteric neurons, which leads to pyloric dysfunction followed by severe nausea, vomiting and delayed gastric emptying. Regenerating these fundamental structures with mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy would be helpful to restore gastric function in GP. MSCs have been successfully used in animal models of other gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, including colitis. However, no study has been performed with these cells on GP animals...
February 7, 2018: Bioengineering
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