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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152256/consumption-of-kiwifruit-capsules-increases-faecalibacterium-prausnitzii-abundance-in-functionally-constipated-individuals-a-randomised-controlled-human-trial
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Paul Blatchford, Halina Stoklosinski, Sarah Eady, Alison Wallace, Christine Butts, Richard Gearry, Glenn Gibson, Juliet Ansell
This study investigated the impact of ACTAZIN™ green (2400 and 600 mg) and Livaux™ (2400 mg) gold kiwifruit supplements on faecal microbial composition and metabolites in healthy and functionally constipated (FC) participants. The participants were recruited into the healthy group (n 20; one of whom did not complete the study) and the FC group (n 9), each of whom consumed all the treatments and a placebo (isomalt) for 4 weeks in a randomised cross-over design interspersed with 2-week washout periods. Modification of faecal microbiota composition and metabolism was determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and GC, and colonic pH was calculated using SmartPill(®) wireless motility capsules...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145211/patient-reported-outcome-results-from-the-open-label-randomized-phase-iii-select-bc-trial-evaluating-first-line-s-1-therapy-for-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Takuya Kawahara, Kojiro Shimozuma, Takeru Shiroiwa, Yasuhiro Hagiwara, Yukari Uemura, Takanori Watanabe, Naruto Taira, Takashi Fukuda, Yasuo Ohashi, Hirofumi Mukai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of S-1, an orally administered 5-FU agent, versus taxane on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in the SELECT BC trial. METHODS: Patients with HER2-negative and endocrine treatment-resistant breast cancer with metastasis or recurrence after surgery were randomly assigned to receive first-line taxane or S-1. PROs (secondary endpoint) were assessed using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) and Patient Neurotoxicity Questionnaire (PNQ) at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months...
November 17, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145012/the-gut-brain-interaction-in-opioid-tolerance
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REVIEW
Hamid I Akbarali, William L Dewey
The prevailing opioid crisis has necessitated the need to understand mechanisms leading to addiction and tolerance, the major contributors to overdose and death and to develop strategies for developing drugs for pain treatment that lack abuse liability and side-effects. Opioids are commonly used for treatment of pain and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. The significant effect of opioids in the gut, both acute and chronic, includes persistent constipation and paradoxically may also worsen pain symptoms...
November 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142460/efficacy-and-safety-of-duloxetine-in-chinese-breast-cancer-patients-with-paclitaxel-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
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Jiani Wang, Qing Li, Binghe Xu, Tongtong Zhang, Shanshan Chen, Yang Luo
Objective: Chemotherapy with paclitaxel is associated with significant neurotoxicity that may offset patients' quality of life and therapeutic benefits. This prospective, non-randomized control study evaluated the efficacy and safety of an antidepressant drug, duloxetine, at 30 or 60 mg/d, in the treatment of paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy (PIPN) in Chinese breast cancer patients. Methods: A total of 102 patients with a median age of 50 (range, 25-60) years, treated in the Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, between November 2014 and January 2017 were finally enrolled...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140491/validation-and-application-of-the-md-anderson-symptom-inventory-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-mdasi-tcm
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Zhandong Li, Qiuling Shi, Meng Liu, Liqun Jia, Bin He, Yufei Yang, Jie Liu, Hongsheng Lin, Huei-Kai Lin, Pingping Li, Xin Shelley Wang
Background: The MD Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI) is a brief, yet thorough, patient-reported outcomes measure for assessing the severity of common cancer-related symptoms and their interference with daily functioning. We report the development of an MDASI version tailored for use with Traditional Chinese Medicine in China (the MDASI-TCM). Methods: Chinese-speaking patients with mixed cancer types (n = 317) participated in the study. The development and validation process included four steps: 1) identify candidate TCM-specific items, with input from patients, oncologists, and TCM specialists; 2) eliminate candidate TCM items lacking relevance, based on patient report; 3) psychometrically examine the MDASI-TCM's validity and reliability in cancer patients receiving TCM-based care; and 4) cognitively debrief patients to assess the MDASI-TCM's relevance, understandability, and acceptability...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139561/the-novel-potent-and-highly-selective-5-ht4-receptor-agonist-yh12852-significantly-improves-both-upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-motility
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Eun Jeong Jeong, Soo Yong Chung, Han Na Hong, Se-Woong Oh, Jae Young Sim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: 5-HT4 receptor agonists have been shown to be effective to treat various gastrointestinal tract disorders. However, a lack of selectivity against off-targets has been a limiting factor. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The binding affinity and selectivity of YH12852 for human 5-HT4(a) receptor in CHO-K1 cells were evaluated using radioligand binding assays, and agonistic activity was assessed using a beta-lactamase reporter system. Contractile activity and propulsive motility were measured in isolated guinea pig distal colon...
November 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131019/utility-of-autonomic-function-tests-to-differentiate-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-and-parkinson-disease-with-dementia-from-alzheimer-disease
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Shuta Toru, Tadashi Kanouchi, Takanori Yokota, Yosuke Yagi, Akira Machida, Takayoshi Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: We studied autonomic disturbance in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson disease with dementia (PDD), Alzheimer disease (AD), to determine whether autonomic function tests can be used to distinguish these disorders. METHODS: Autonomic function was tested in 56 patients with DLB, 37 patients with PDD, and 59 patients with AD by using the sympathetic skin response, coefficient of variation in R-R interval, the head-up tilt test, serum norepinephrine concentration, and 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine cardiac scintigraphy...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130220/-current-research-progress-and-thinking-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-disorders
#8
Ning Li, Hongliang Tian
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), also known as fecal bacteriotherapy or fecal infusion, consists of injection of a liquid filtrate of feces from a healthy donor into the gastrointestinal tract of a recipient individual. FMT has been proposed as a therapeutic approach for functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract by reestablishment of a wide diversity of intestinal flora. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) treatment guideline from American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) recommends that FMT can be used as the treatment protocols of relapse CDI...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129667/prevalence-of-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-in-the-mediterranean-region-of-europe
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Elena Scarpato, Sanja Kolacek, Danijela Jojkic-Pavkov, Vlatka Konjik, Nataša Živković, Enriqueta Roman, Aco Kostovski, Nikolina Zdraveska, Eyad Altamimi, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Thomai Karagiozoglou-Lampoudi, Raanan Shamir, Michal Rozenfeld Bar Lev, Aziz Koleilat, Sirin Mneimneh, Dario Bruzzese, Rosaura Leis, Annamaria Staiano, Panayota Kafritsa, Sandra Brusa, Angelo Campanozzi, Claudio Romano, Silvia Salvatore, Evelina Kotzakioulafi, Josefa Barrio, Maria Luz Cilleruelo, Mercedes Juste, Carolina Gutiérrez-Junquera, Tena Trbojević, Lana Ivković
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children from the Mediterranean area of Europe. We aimed to assess the prevalence of FGIDs in children and adolescents in this region. METHODS: We collected data on 13,750 children (4-18 years old) enrolled in the Mediterranean-European Area Project, a school-based health study performed in Croatia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Serbia, and Spain...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127529/the-impact-of-prostate-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment-decision-making-on-health-related-quality-of-life-before-treatment-onset
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Maarten Cuypers, Romy E D Lamers, Erik B Cornel, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse, Marieke de Vries, Paul J M Kil
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to test if patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) declines after prostate biopsy to detect Pca, and after subsequent treatment decision-making in case Pca is confirmed, and to test whether personality state and traits are associated with these potential changes in HRQoL. METHODS: Patients who were scheduled for prostate biopsy to detect Pca (N = 377) filled out a baseline questionnaire about HRQoL (EORTC QLQ-C30 and PR25), "big five" personality traits (BFI-10), optimism (LOT-r), and self-efficacy (Decision Self-efficacy Scale) (t0)...
November 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125521/variation-in-surgical-management-of-neurogenic-bowel-among-centers-participating-in-national-spina-bifida-patient-registry
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Jonathan C Routh, David B Joseph, Tiebin Liu, Michael S Schechter, Judy K Thibadeau, M Chad Wallis, Elisabeth A Ward, John S Wiener
PURPOSE: Optimal management of neurogenic bowel in patients with spina bifida (SB) remains controversial. Surgical interventions may be utilized to treat constipation and provide fecal continence, but their use may vary among SB treatment centers. METHODS: We queried the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry (NSBPR) to identify patients who underwent surgical interventions for neurogenic bowel. We abstracted demographic characteristics, SB type, functional level, concurrent bladder surgery, mobility, and NSBPR clinics to determine whether any of these factors were associated with interventions for management of neurogenic bowel...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118557/effects-of-probiotic-containing-products-on-stool-frequency-and-intestinal-transit-in-constipated-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Larry E Miller, Arthur C Ouwehand, Alvin Ibarra
Background: Probiotics are commonly recommended for the alleviation of constipation symptoms. The aim of this research was to determine the effects of probiotic-containing products on stool frequency and intestinal transit time (ITT) in constipated adults and to determine the factors that influence the efficacy of these products. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials that measured weekly stool frequency or ITT in constipated adults receiving probiotic-containing supplements...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110829/hirschsprung-disease-bowel-function-beyond-childhood
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Tomas Wester, Anna Löf Granström
Hirschsprung disease is a developmental defect of the enteric nervous system characterized by lack of enteric neurons in the distal hindgut. There are numerous reports on short-term outcomes indicating that impaired bowel function is common. Recently, several controlled studies show that bowel function outcomes are affected beyond childhood, in adolescents and adults, compared with healthy control subjects. Constipation and fecal incontinence are common. The impaired bowel function appears to have a negative impact on quality of life, although, a majority of patients have adapted to their symptoms...
October 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105468/-effect-of-manual-acupuncture-electroacupuncture-and-moxibustion-on-intestinal-motility-and-expression-of-enteric-nervous-activity-related-proteins-in-functional-constipation-rats
#14
Xin Zhang, Xuan-Ping Zhang, Yu-Zhu Du, Hai-Jiao Xing, Rui Jia, Li-Jia Pan, Jing Xu, Chun-Sheng Jia
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of manual acupuncture (MA), electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion interventions on intestinal motility and expression of enteric nervous activity related proteins calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV 1) and proteinase activated receptor-4 (PAR-4) in colon tissue of rats with functional constipation (FC), so as to select a better intervention method for FC. METHODS: Sixty male SD rats were randomly divided into blank control (n=8), model (n=11), medication (n=8), MA (n=11), EA (n=11), and moxibustion (n=11) groups...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099770/adenosine-a2b-receptors-an-optional-target-for-the-management-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea
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REVIEW
Teita Asano, Mitsuko Takenaga
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder, with the characteristic symptoms of chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (diarrhea, constipation, or both). IBS is a highly prevalent condition, which negatively affects quality of life and is a significant burden on global healthcare costs. Although many pharmacological medicines have been proposed to treat IBS, including those targeting receptors, channels, and chemical mediators related to visceral hypersensitivity, successful pharmacotherapy for the disease has not been established...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098567/oxycodone-naloxone-prolonged-release-a-review-in-severe-chronic-pain
#16
Esther S Kim
Oral oxycodone/naloxone prolonged release (PR) [Targin(®), Targinact(®), Targiniq(®)] is a 12-hourly opioid receptor agonist and opioid receptor antagonist fixed-dose combination product that is approved in countries in the EU for the management of severe pain (adequately manageable only with opioid analgesics) in adults. Oral naloxone prevents oxycodone from binding to μ-receptors in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, thereby counteracting opioid-induced constipation (OIC). In short-term (5- to 12-week) clinical trials of adults with moderate to severe, chronic pain and OIC (OXN3001, OXN3006, OXN3506), oxycodone/naloxone PR significantly improved OIC while providing noninferior analgesia relative to oxycodone PR; results were consistent between cancer and non-cancer patients in OXN3506...
December 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096625/frequency-patterns-of-core-constipation-symptoms-among-the-asian-adults-a-systematic-review
#17
Abdul Wahab Patimah, Yeong Yeh Lee, Mohd Yusoff Dariah
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice, assessment of constipation depends on reliability, consistency and frequency of several commonly reported or core symptoms. It is not known if frequency patterns of constipation symptoms in adults are different between the West and the East. This review aimed to describe core constipation symptoms and their frequency patterns among the Asian adults. METHODS: Articles published in PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL and Science Direct from 2005 to 2015 were searched systematically...
November 2, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082242/colonic-transit-time-and-gut-peptides-in-adult-patients-with-slow-and-normal-colonic-transit-constipation
#18
Giuseppe Riezzo, Guglielmina Chimienti, Caterina Clemente, Benedetta D'Attoma, Antonella Orlando, Caterina Mammone Rinaldi, Francesco Russo
PURPOSE: To investigate whether pathophysiological differences exist among healthy controls (HC) and patients with slow and normal transit constipation (STC and NTC), we evaluated (1) gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms using validated questionnaires; (2) circulating concentrations of neurotensin, motilin, corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF), and somatostatin; and (3) possible differences in frequency distribution of the neurotensin rs1800832 A/G and Neurotensin Receptor 1 rs6090453 C/G SNPs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079318/transitions-in-care-from-pediatric-to-adult-general-surgery-evaluating-an-unmet-need-for-patients-with-anorectal-malformation-and-hirschsprung-disease
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Sarah B Cairo, Priscilla P L Chiu, Roshni Dasgupta, Karen A Diefenbach, Allan M Goldstein, Nicholas A Hamilton, Andrea Lo, Michael D Rollins, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: The provision of timely and comprehensive transition of care from pediatric to adult surgical providers for patients who have undergone childhood operations remains a challenge. Understanding the barriers to transition from a patient and family perspective may improve this process. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of patients with a history of anorectal malformation (ARM) or Hirschsprung Disease (HD) and their families. The web-based survey was administered through two support groups dedicated to the needs of individuals born with these congenital abnormalities...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072022/-progress-on-the-relationship-between-the-regulation-of-gastrointestinal-system-function-by-acupuncture-and-central-nuclei
#20
Fan-You Bu, Feng Wei, Xue-Shuang Dai, Qi-Wen Tan, Bin Cheng
Acupuncture has a good curative effect in the treatment of gastrointestinal system diseases, such as functional dyspepsia, ulcerative colitis, and constipation. The central nuclei which are involved in the mechanism of acupuncture in regulating the gastrointestinal system have become a research hotspot in recent years. In the present paper, the authors summarized the effect of acupuncture and the central nervous system on gastrointestinal function regulation. It was found that the regulation of gastrointestinal function by acupuncture involved many brain regions such as the amygdala, paraventricular nucleus, locus coeruleus, raphe nucleus, and dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
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