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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448580/sildenafil-normalizes-bowel-transit-in-preclinical-models-of-constipation
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Sarah K Sharman, Bianca N Islam, Yali Hou, Margaux Usry, Allison Bridges, Nagendra Singh, Subbaramiah Sridhar, Satish Rao, Darren D Browning
Guanylyl cyclase-C (GC-C) agonists increase cGMP levels in the intestinal epithelium to promote secretion. This process underlies the utility of exogenous GC-C agonists such as linaclotide for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Because GC-C agonists have limited use in pediatric patients, there is a need for alternative cGMP-elevating agents that are effective in the intestine. The present study aimed to determine whether the PDE-5 inhibitor sildenafil has similar effects as linaclotide on preclinical models of constipation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446425/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-functional-constipation-in-adolescent-nigerians
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Ekong Emmanuel Udoh, Shaman Rajindrajith, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Marc A Benninga
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and risk factors for functional constipation (FC) in adolescent Nigerians. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in rural and urban areas of two states in the southern part of Nigeria. Adolescents aged 10-18 years were recruited from 11 secondary schools, using a stratified random sampling technique. A validated self-administered questionnaire on Rome III criteria for diagnosing FC and its predisposing factors was filled by each participant in a classroom setting...
April 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434632/obesity-and-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-in-children-and-adolescents-further-research-into-new-relationships
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L G A Fraga, A Sampaio, N Boa-Sorte, M L Veiga, A A Nascimento Martinelli Braga, U Barroso
INTRODUCTION: Lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) involves faults in the filling and emptying phases of bladder function in toilet-trained children with no previous infection or any other obvious pathology. Lower urinary tract dysfunction is associated with conditions such as vesicoureteral reflux, recurrent urinary infection, behavioral alterations and decreased quality of life. The literature suggests an association between LUTD and obesity; however, the association between each individual symptom and obesity has yet to be evaluated...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431454/da-9701-improves-colonic-transit-time-and-symptoms-in-patients-with-functional-constipation-a-prospective-study
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Su Young Kim, Hyun Sun Woo, Sung Han Choi, Dong Kyun Park, Kwang An Kwon, Jun-Won Chung, Yoon Jae Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Su Ji Kim, Kyoung Oh Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIM: DA-9701, a newly developed prokinetic agent formulated with Pharbitis Semen and Corydalis Tuber, has been shown to effectively treat functional dyspepsia. Recently, it has also been suspected to improve gastrointestinal motor function. The aims of this study were to assess the effect of DA-9701 on colonic transit time (CTT) and symptoms of functional constipation. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 33 patients with functional constipation based on the Rome III criteria...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429913/effect-of-glucomannan-on-functional-constipation-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Yong Han, Lei Zhang, Xiang-Qun Liu, Zhi-Jun Zhao, Lu-Xian Lv
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Constipation, a common complaint in children, considerably affects the quality of life. This systematic review assessed the treatment effects of glucomannan on children with constipation by summarising evidence from previous randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A comprehensive electronic literature search was conducted for identifying eligible RCTs that evaluated the effectiveness of glucomannan. The results were reported as mean differences (MDs), standardised mean differences (SMDs), and risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429333/effect-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-on-methane-production-in-patients-affected-by-functional-constipation-a-retrospective-study
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V Ojetti, C Petruzziello, A Migneco, M Gnarra, A Gasbarrini, F Franceschi
OBJECTIVE: Constipation is a common symptom affecting up to 30% of the Western population and is strongly associated with the presence of intestinal methanogens, which may directly inhibit motor activity. Two recent studies performed on adult and children affected by chronic constipation showed that the supplementation with L. reuteri significantly improved bowel movements. Whether its action is related to a decreasing of methane (CH4) production has never been tested. We have therefore designed a study aimed at testing this hypothesis...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424095/safety-and-effectiveness-of-oral-propranolol-for-infantile-hemangiomas-started-before-5%C3%A2-weeks-and-after-5%C3%A2-months-of-age-an-italian-multicenter-experience
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Maya El Hachem, Francesco Gesualdo, Andrea Diociaiuti, Irene Berti, Nadia Vercellino, Valeria Boccaletti, Iria Neri, Giulio Porcedda, Antonella Greco, Claudia Carnevale, Teresa Oranges, Mario Cutrone, Pietro Dalmonte
BACKGROUND: Despite not being licensed for the treatment of infantile hemangiomas (IH) in infants younger than 5 weeks or older than 5 months, propranolol is often used in these age groups to prevent or to treat potentially severe complications. The objective of the present study was to review the experience of 8 Italian pediatric and dermatologic centers regarding propranolol treatment for IH started before 5 weeks or after 5 months of age. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients followed up for IH, on propranolol treatment started before 5 weeks or after 5 months of age, and collected information on sociodemographic data, treatment indications, IH involution, IH relapse, and treatment side effects...
April 19, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422059/mismatch-between-probiotic-benefits-in-trials-versus-food-products
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Mary J Scourboutakos, Beatriz Franco-Arellano, Sarah A Murphy, Sheida Norsen, Elena M Comelli, Mary R L'Abbé
Probiotic food products contain a variety of different bacterial strains and may offer different health effects. The objective was to document the prevalence and dosage of probiotic strains in the Canadian food supply and to review the literature investigating these strains in order to understand what health benefits these products may offer. The Food Label Information Program was used to identify probiotic-containing products in the food supply. PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase were searched for randomized controlled trials that tested the health effects of these strains in humans...
April 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419020/education-in-the-waiting-room-description-of-a-pediatric-emergency-department-educational-initiative
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Sarah Reid, Gina Neto, Sandy Tse, Ken J Farion, Ariyan Marvizi, Lauren Smith, Chantalle Clarkin, Kristina Rohde, Katherine Moreau
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand parents' awareness of and reactions to a slide presentation based waiting-room educational initiative. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study at a Canadian tertiary-care pediatric emergency department (ED) with an annual census of 68,000 visits. An anonymous parental survey was developed de novo, and parents were asked to complete the survey during their low-acuity ED visit over a 2-week study period...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417537/the-effects-and-mechanism-of-action-of-methane-on-ileal-motor-function
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Y M Park, Y J Lee, Z Hussain, Y H Lee, H Park
BACKGROUND: Methane has been associated with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, slowing intestinal transit time by augmenting contractile activity. However, the precise mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the mechanisms underlying the effect of methane on contractile activity, and whether such effects are mediated by nerve impulses or muscular contraction. METHODS: We connected guinea pig ileal muscle strips to a force/tension transducer and measured amplitudes of contraction in response to electrical field stimulation (EFS; 1, 2, 8, 16 Hz) following methane infusion in the presence of tetradotoxin (TTX), atropine, guanethidine, or GR 113808...
April 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416501/protocol-for-a-placebo-controlled-within-participants-crossover-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-intranasal-oxytocin-to-improve-pain-and-function-among-women-with-chronic-pelvic-musculoskeletal-pain
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Joshua A Rash, Kirsti Toivonen, Magali Robert, Maryam Nasr-Esfahani, John F Jarrell, Tavis S Campbell
INTRODUCTION: This protocol presents the rationale and design for a trial evaluating the efficacy of intranasal oxytocin in improving pain and function among women with chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain. Oxytocin is a neuropeptide traditionally recognised for involvement in labour, delivery and lactation. Novel evidence suggests that oxytocin decreases pain sensitivity in humans. While oxytocin administration has been reported to lower pain sensitivity among patients experiencing chronic back pain, headache, constipation and colon pain, no research has evaluated the association between intranasal oxytocin and chronic pelvic musculoskeletal pain...
April 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410751/mizagliflozin-a-novel-selective-sglt1-inhibitor-exhibits-potential-in-the-amelioration-of-chronic-constipation
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Toshihiro Inoue, Masaaki Takemura, Nobuhiko Fushimi, Yoshikazu Fujimori, Tomoya Onozato, Takao Kurooka, Tetsuya Asari, Hiroo Takeda, Mamoru Kobayashi, Hironori Nishibe, Masayuki Isaji
Chronic constipation is a highly common functional gastrointestinal disorder that adversely affects patient quality of life. At present, limited therapeutic options are available for the treatment of chronic constipation, which indicates the need for new therapeutic agents. Herein, we report the potential of mizagliflozin, a novel selective sodium glucose co-transporter 1 (SGLT1) inhibitor, for the amelioration of chronic constipation. Mizagliflozin's inhibitory activity against SGLTs was evaluated by an in vitro assay of cells transiently expressing SGLTs...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410406/lubiprostone-improves-intestinal-permeability-in-humans-a-novel-therapy-for-the-leaky-gut-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Takayuki Kato, Yasushi Honda, Yusuke Kurita, Akito Iwasaki, Takamitsu Sato, Takaomi Kessoku, Shiori Uchiyama, Yuji Ogawa, Hidenori Ohkubo, Takuma Higurashi, Takeharu Yamanaka, Haruki Usuda, Koichiro Wada, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The barrier function of the small intestinal mucosa prevents the introduction of undesired pathogens into the body. Breakdown of this barrier function increases intestinal permeability. This has been proposed to induce not only gastrointestinal diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, but also various other diseases, including allergies, diabetes mellitus, liver diseases, and collagen diseases, which are associated with this so called "leaky gut syndrome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409269/short-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-ventral-rectopexy-for-obstructed-defecation-in-patients-with-overt-pelvic-structural-abnormalities-a-chinese-pilot-study
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G Y Ye, Z Wang, K E Matzel, Z Cui
AIM: As laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR) gained increasing popularity in the past decade, studies from non-western area remain rare. The aim of this pilot study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of LVR for obstructed defecation (OD) in Chinese patients with overt pelvic structural abnormalities. METHODS: A series of 19 consecutive patients is presented undergoing LVR for OD. All patients showed various forms of pelvic structural abnormalities which were verified by dynamic defecography exam...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405717/-differential-indications-for-ileoanal-pouch-anastomosis-ulcerative-colitis-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-synchronous-colorectal-cancer-crohn-s-disease-constipation
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A Fürst
Ileoanal pouch anastomosis is the procedure of choice for patients with drug refractory ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). In selected patient groups this procedure is a treatment option for patients with Crohn's disease, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), synchronous colorectal cancer and for severe colorectal constipation refractory to conservative drug treatment. The pouch procedure provides the opportunity to avoid a permanent ileostomy. The majority of surgeons prefer the ileal J‑pouch as the construction is the easiest to perform and complications and dysfunction rates are low...
April 12, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404199/bowel-function-after-laparoscopic-posterior-sutured-rectopexy-versus-ventral-mesh-rectopexy-for-rectal-prolapse-a-double-blind-randomised-single-centre-study
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Lilli Lundby, Lene H Iversen, Steen Buntzen, Pål Wara, Katrine Høyer, Søren Laurberg
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for rectal prolapse has been widely used over the past decade to reduce postoperative functional bowel disorders. We aimed to compare changes in functional outcome 12 months after laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy versus laparoscopic posterior sutured rectopexy in patients with rectal prolapse. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomised trial, consecutive patients aged 18 years or older at a single centre in Denmark with full-thickness rectal prolapse were randomly assigned (1:1) to either laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy or laparoscopic posterior sutured rectopexy by drawing numbers from opaque envelopes, in blocks of four for patients with or without preoperative constipation...
December 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404070/pathophysiology-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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REVIEW
Gerald J Holtmann, Alexander C Ford, Nicholas J Talley
Traditionally, irritable bowel syndrome has been considered to be a disorder with no known underlying structural or biochemical explanation, but this concept is likely to be outdated. In this Review we challenge the widely accepted view that irritable bowel syndrome is an unexplained brain-gut disorder. There is epidemiological evidence that, in a major subset of patients, gastrointestinal symptoms arise first and only later do incident mood disorders occur. Additionally, possible mechanisms for gut-brain dysfunction have been identified, suggesting primary gut disturbances might be the underlying cause in a subgroup...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404068/association-between-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-and-migraine-in-children-and-adolescents-a-case-control-study
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Julie Le Gal, Jean-Francois Michel, Victoria Elisa Rinaldi, Daniele Spiri, Raffaella Moretti, Donatella Bettati, Silvia Romanello, Paola Berlese, Rosa Lualdi, Priscilla Boizeau, Jerome Viala, Marc Bellaiche, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Giovanni Crichiutti, Corinne Alberti, Luigi Titomanlio
BACKGROUND: Functional gastrointestinal disorders and migraine are both common causes of medical attention. We have previously shown an association between migraine and infant colic. In this case-control study, we aimed to establish whether there is an association between migraine and other functional gastrointestinal disorders in children and adolescents. METHODS: We included children and adolescents aged 6-17 years presenting to the emergency department of four tertiary hospitals in France and Italy...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403981/management-of-the-multiple-symptoms-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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REVIEW
Magnus Simrén, Hans Törnblom, Olafur S Palsson, William E Whitehead
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders. A stepwise management approach is advocated for patients with IBS. For a substantial proportion of patients with mild symptoms, general management principles, including making a confident diagnosis and offering explanation, reassurance, and dietary and lifestyle advice, are sufficient. However, many patients continue to have moderate-to-severe symptoms and are not satisfied solely with this approach. In these patients, use of pharmacotherapy on the basis of the predominant symptom (constipation, diarrhoea, pain, or bloating) or combination of symptoms is the next step...
February 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401774/effect-of-descurainia-sophia-l-webb-ex-prantl-on-adult-functional-constipation-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Rasool Choopani, Anahita Ghourchian, Homa Hajimehdipoor, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Fatemeh Ghourchian
Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder that effects an estimated 12% to 30% of general population worldwide. Descurainia sophia L. known commonly as flixweed acts as first-line medical treatment for constipation in Iranian traditional medicine. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of this remedy for treating functional constipation by standard assessments. The Rome III criteria for functional constipation were the basis for diagnosis. All participants underwent a 4-week treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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