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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724276/fatal-small-intestinal-ischemia-due-to-methamphetamine-intoxication-report-of-a-case-with-autopsy-results
#1
Hamid Attaran
Methamphetamine is one of the most common abused drugs, so its various effects on different body organs should be familiar to all physicians. Regarding its gastrointestinal sequels, there are few reports of ischemic colitis induced by its vasoconstrictive effects. This is the first report of isolated small intestinal infarction resulting in death following methamphetamine toxicity. A 40-year-old woman with a past history of medical treatment for obesity referred to hospital with severe chest and back pain, perspiration, nausea, agitation, high blood pressure, bradycardia and subsequent lethargy and vasomotor instability...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724171/beta-glucan-inositol-and-digestive-enzymes-improve-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#2
R Spagnuolo, C Cosco, R M Mancina, G Ruggiero, P Garieri, V Cosco, P Doldo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the IBD Unit of the University of Catanzaro. Forty-three IBD patients with IBS symptoms were included in the study. IBD diagnosis was performed by clinical, endoscopic, histological and radiological criteria...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724168/efficacy-and-safety-of-glp-1-receptor-agonists-across-the-spectrum-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Lawrence A Leiter, Michael A Nauck
For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) generally exert robust glucose-lowering effects that are at least as effective as insulin. As monotherapies, changes from baseline in HbA1c with GLP-1RAs ranged from -1.9 to -0.7% in phase 3 trials. In addition, GLP-1RAs confer a low risk of hypoglycaemia and have a body-weight advantage (changes from baseline ranging from -4.0 to -0.4 kg). There is also evidence of significant reductions in risk for cardiovascular events with some of these agents, with a number of other trials underway...
July 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724166/iron-pharmacokinetics-in-women-with-iron-deficiency-anaemia-following-a-single-oral-dose-of-a-novel-formulation-of-tardyferon-prolonged-release-ferrous-sulphate
#4
Andrew Leary, Laurence Barthe, Thierry Clavel, Claudie Sanchez, Zahida Issiakhem, Bruno Paillard, Jean-Marc Edmond
Numerous iron-containing preparations are available on the market; these vary in dosage, salt, chemical state of iron (ferric or ferrous) and in the iron delivery process (immediate or prolonged-release). Tardyferon® is a prolonged-release tablet containing 80 mg ferrous sulphate. The formulation has recently been modified; changes to the excipients which constitute the inert formulation matrix have allowed a decrease in tablet size for easier swallowing. The aim of this multicenter open-label study was to characterize the serum pharmacokinetics of iron in non-pregnant women aged 23-45 years with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) following single oral administration of 160 mg Tardyferon® under fasting conditions...
July 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724047/correlation-between-virulence-markers-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-oral-cavity-and-gastric-biopsies
#5
Myriam Lucrecia Medina, Marcelo Gabriel Medina, Luis Antonio Merino
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcome of Helicobacter pylori infection has been associated with virulence factors. The presence of these factors is useful as molecular markers in the identification of the high risk for developing severe gastric pathologies. OBJECTIVE: To correlate the presence of virulence markers cagA and bab2A of H. pylori in oral and gastric biopsy samples. METHODS: An observational, prospective, descriptive, and cross-sectional study was carried out between September 2011 and September 2012...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723982/assessment-of-nutritional-status-of-children-and-adolescents-with-spastic-quadriplegic-cerebral-palsy
#6
Thaisa Barboza Caselli, Elizete Aparecida Lomazi, Maria Augusta Santos Montenegro, Maria Angela Bellomo-Brandão
BACKGROUND: Due to several factors, such as gastrointestinal's diseases and difficulty in feeding, children with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy tend to present nutritional deficits. OBJECTIVE: To assess the nutritional status of pediatric patients with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy according to reference curves for this population and with the measures of folds and circumferences, obtained by the upper arm circumference and triceps skin fold. METHODS: The data were obtained from: knee-height, estimated height, weight, upper arm circumference, and triceps skin fold...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723981/intestinal-microbiota-in-digestive-diseases
#7
Maria do Carmo Friche Passos, Joaquim Prado Moraes-Filho
BACKGROUND: In recent years, especially after the development of sophisticated metagenomic studies, research on the intestinal microbiota has increased, radically transforming our knowledge about the microbiome and its association with health maintenance and disease development in humans. Increasing evidence has shown that a permanent alteration in microbiota composition or function (dysbiosis) can alter immune responses, metabolism, intestinal permeability, and digestive motility, thereby promoting a proinflammatory state...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723867/prediction-of-severe-toxicity-in-adult-patients-under-treatment-with-5-fluorouracil-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Carolina Vázquez, María Orlova, Federico Angriman, José N Minatta, Paula Scibona, María A Verzura, Esteban G Jáuregui, Heidy Díaz de Arce, María G Pallotta, Waldo H Belloso
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has long been used for the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors harboring interindividual variability in both the pharmacokinetic and the pharmacogenetic profiles, which in turn may lead to life-threatening toxicities. We carried out a prospective cohort study of adult patients initiating treatment with 5-FU between 2013 and 2015. Primary exposures of interest were the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase single nucleotide polymorphism in exons 4 and 7 and 5'-untranslated region-thymidylate synthase VNTR genotypes, in addition to baseline clinical and demographic variables...
July 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723863/factors-associated-with-classification-of-hyperplastic-polyps-as-sessile-serrated-adenomas-polyps-on-morphologic-review
#9
Joseph C Anderson, Mikhail Lisovsky, Mary A Greene, Catherine Hagen, Amitabh Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing sessile serrated adenomas/polyp (SSA/P), a subset of serrated polyps, from hyperplastic polyps (HPs) remains a challenge and has surveillance implications. Our goal was to identify clinical and pathologic factors associated with serrated polyps originally read as HPs being reassessed as SSA/Ps versus confirmed as HPs. METHODS: Data were collected from consecutive patients with a right-sided HP and a corresponding comparison group with conventional adenomas between 1993 and 2003...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723770/initial-application-of-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-high-risk-lower-rectal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-after-imatinib-mesylate-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#10
Qiaofei Liu, Guangxi Zhong, Weixun Zhou, Guole Lin
RATIONALE: The lower rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare entity and warrants special attentions because of the considerations of preserving of anal and urinal functions. Neoadjuvant therapy with imatinib mesylate (IM) has achieved great success in GIST, which potentially extends the applications of function-preserving minimally invasive surgical procedures. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is a well-developed minimally invasive technique for benign tumors in lower rectum...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723665/pkc%C3%AE-utility-in-diagnosing-c-kit-dog-1-double-negative-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#11
Attila Kövecsi, Ioan Jung, Zoltan Szentirmay, Tivadar Bara, Tivadar Bara, Daniel Popa, Simona Gurzu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnosis value of an immunohistochemical (IHC) panel of three antibodies for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 80 consecutive GISTs without lymph node metastases, the IHC examinations were performed using the antibodies CD117 (c-KIT), DOG-1 and c-theta (PKCθ) protein. The diagnostic value of PKCθ in c-KIT/DOG-1 negative GISTs has been explored in fewer than 10 Medline-indexed papers...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723615/nanoformulations-of-curcumin-an-emerging-paradigm-for-improved-remedial-application
#12
REVIEW
Meeta Gera, Neelesh Sharma, Mrinmoy Ghosh, Do Luong Huynh, Sung Jin Lee, Taesun Min, Taeho Kwon, Dong Kee Jeong
Curcumin is a natural polyphenol and essential curcuminoid derived from the rhizome of the medicinal plant Curcuma longa (L.) is universally acknowledged as "Wonder drug of life". It is a vital consumable and restorative herb, commonly keened for several ailments such as cancer, arthritis, pain, bruises, gastrointestinal quandaries, swelling and much more. Despite its enormous curative potential, the poor aqueous solubility and consequently, minimal systemic bioavailability with rapid degradation are some of the major factors which restrict the utilization of curcumin at medical perspective...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723416/unravelling-the-pharmacologic-opportunities-and-future-directions-for-targeted-therapies-in-gastro-intestinal-cancers-part-2-neuroendocrine-tumours-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-gastro-intestinal-stromal-tumours
#13
REVIEW
Cindy Neuzillet, Louis de Mestier, Benoît Rousseau, Olivier Mir, Mohamed Hebbar, Hemant M Kocher, Philippe Ruszniewski, Christophe Tournigand
Until the 1990s, cytotoxic chemotherapy has been the cornerstone of medical therapy for gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Better understanding of the cancer cell molecular biology has led to the therapeutic revolution of targeted therapies, i.e. monoclonal antibodies or small molecule inhibitors directed against proteins that are specifically overexpressed or mutated in cancer cells. These agents, being more specific to cancer cells, were expected to be less toxic than conventional cytotoxic agents. However, their effects have sometimes been disappointing, due to intrinsic or acquired resistance mechanisms, or to an activity restricted to some tumour settings, illustrating the importance of patient selection and early identification of predictive biomarkers of response to these therapies...
July 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723307/nationwide-comprehensive-gastro-intestinal-cancer-cohorts-the-3p-initiative
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R R J Coebergh van den Braak, L B van Rijssen, J J van Kleef, G R Vink, M Berbee, M I van Berge Henegouwen, H J Bloemendal, M J Bruno, M C Burgmans, O R C Busch, P P L O Coene, V M H Coupé, J W T Dekker, C H J van Eijck, M A G Elferink, F L G Erdkamp, W M U van Grevenstein, J W B de Groot, N C T van Grieken, I H J T de Hingh, M C C M Hulshof, J N M Ijzermans, L Kwakkenbos, V E P P Lemmens, M Los, G A Meijer, I Q Molenaar, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, M E de Noo, L V van de Poll-Franse, C J A Punt, R C Rietbroek, W W H Roeloffzen, T Rozema, J P Ruurda, J W van Sandick, A H W Schiphorst, H Schipper, P D Siersema, M Slingerland, D W Sommeijer, M C W Spaander, M A G Sprangers, H B A C Stockmann, M Strijker, G van Tienhoven, L M Timmermans, M L R Tjin-A-Ton, A M T van der Velden, M J Verhaar, H M Verkooijen, W J Vles, J M P G M de Vos-Geelen, J W Wilmink, D D E Zimmerman, M G H van Oijen, M Koopman, M G H Besselink, H W M van Laarhoven
BACKGROUND: The increasing sub-classification of cancer patients due to more detailed molecular classification of tumors, and limitations of current trial designs, require innovative research designs. We present the design, governance and current standing of three comprehensive nationwide cohorts including pancreatic, esophageal/gastric, and colorectal cancer patients (NCT02070146). Multidisciplinary collection of clinical data, tumor tissue, blood samples, and patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures with a nationwide coverage, provides the infrastructure for future and novel trial designs and facilitates research to improve outcomes of gastrointestinal cancer patients...
July 19, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
#15
Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723186/ingestible-sensors
#16
Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Nam Ha, Jian Zhen Ou, Kyle J Berean
Ingestible sensing capsules are fast emerging as a critical technology that has the ability to greatly impact health, nutrition, and clinical areas. These ingestible devices are noninvasive and hence are very attractive for customers. With widespread access to smart phones connected to the Internet, the data produced by this technology can be readily seen and reviewed online, and accessed by both users and physicians. The outputs provide invaluable information to reveal the state of gut health and disorders as well as the impact of food, medical supplements, and environmental changes on the gastrointestinal tract...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722671/can-polysaccharide-k-improve-therapeutic-efficacy-and-safety-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#17
Yan Ma, Xiaofen Wu, Jingwen Yu, Jinyan Zhu, Xia Pen, Xianjun Meng
OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative efficacy and safety of polysaccharide K (PSK), with or without chemotherapy, for patients with gastrointestinal cancer (GIC) through a systematic review and network meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a network meta-analysis to identify evidence from randomized controlled trials. We searched PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library for publications up to May 2017. The prespecified primary efficacy outcomes were 1-7 year overall survival (OS), while the secondary efficacy outcomes were 1-7 year disease-free survival (DFS); we performed subgroup analyses and meta-regressions according to the cancer type (colorectal, esophagus and gastric cancer) and treatment arms (with or without chemotherapy)...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722609/differences-in-mortality-and-clinical-manifestations-of-dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-in-taiwan-in-different-years-a-comparison-for-cases-in-2014-and-2015-epidemics
#18
Ko Chang, Chung-Hao Huang, Ing-Kit Lee, Po-Liang Lu, Chun-Yu Lin, Tun-Chieh Chen, Ping-Chang Lai, Hsiao-Cheng Hsieh, Hsin-Liang Yu, Chih-Hsing Hung, Meng-Chieh Wu, Yi-Ying Chin, Chun-Chi Huang, Deng-Chyang Wu, Yen-Hsu Chen
People in southern Taiwan experienced two major dengue outbreaks in 2014 and 2015. The mortality and clinical features were very different between these 2 years. Dengue virus serotype 1 (DENV-1) caused epidemic outbreak in 2014 and DENV-2 was predominant in 2015. The characteristics of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases in the 2 years was analyzed. We conducted a retrospective chart review to analyze the clinical and laboratory features of 206 adult patients with DHF in southern Taiwan in 2014 and 2015. The mortality rate of DHF cases in 2015 was higher than that of cases in 2014 (38...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722594/fatal-leptospira-spp-zika-virus-coinfection-puerto-rico-2016
#19
Paige Neaterour, Aidsa Rivera, Renee L Galloway, Myriam Garcia Negrón, Brenda Rivera-Garcia, Tyler M Sharp
Coinfection with pathogens that cause acute febrile illness (AFI) can complicate patient diagnosis and management. This report describes a fatal case of Leptospira spp./Zika virus (ZIKV) coinfection in Puerto Rico. The patient presented with a 5-day history of AFI; reported behavioral risk factors for leptospirosis; was diagnosed with possible leptospirosis, dengue, chikungunya, or ZIKV disease; and received appropriate treatment of leptospirosis and dengue. Following a 3-day hospitalization, the patient died due to acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and kidney and liver failure...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722259/l-ornithine-and-l-lysine-stimulate-gastrointestinal-motility-via-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1
#20
Junya Nakato, Yee Yin Ho, Ryo Omae, Takafumi Mizushige, Kunitoshi Uchida, Makoto Tominaga, Minji Kim, Tsuyoshi Goto, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Teruo Kawada, Saori Akiduki, Ryuhei Kanamoto, Kousaku Ohinata
SCOPE: The gastrointestinal (GI) tract senses and responds to intraluminal nutrients and these interactions often affect GI functions. We found that, among basic amino acids, L-ornithine (Orn) and L-lysine (Lys) stimulated but L-arginine (Arg) suppressed GI motility after oral administration (24 mmol/kg) in mice (Orn and Lys, 14.3 and 26.4% promotion; Arg, 7.7% suppression). We investigated the mechanism of the action of Orn and Lys on GI motility. METHODS AND RESULTS: Orn-induced promotion of small intestinal transit was significantly inhibited (P<0...
July 18, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
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