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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318782/role-of-the-microbiome-in-swine-respiratory-disease
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REVIEW
Megan C Niederwerder
Microbiome is a term used to describe the community of microorganisms that live on the skin and mucosal surfaces of animals. The gastrointestinal microbiome is essential for proper nutrition and immunity. How the gastrointestinal microbiome impacts primary respiratory or systemic infections is an emerging area of study. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is caused by a systemic virus infection with primary lung pathology and continues to be the most costly disease of swine worldwide. Recent studies have demonstrated that improved outcome after experimental infection with PRRS virus and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is associated with increased fecal microbiome diversity and the presence of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli...
March 2, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318045/diagnosis-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-is-enhanced-by-adding-oesophageal-histology-and-excluding-epigastric-pain
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N Vakil, M Vieth, B Wernersson, J Wissmar, J Dent
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in clinical practice is limited by the sensitivity and specificity of symptoms and diagnostic testing. AIM: To determine if adding histology as a criterion and excluding patients with epigastric pain enhances the diagnosis for GERD. METHODS: Patients with frequent upper gastrointestinal symptoms who had not taken a proton pump inhibitor in the previous 2 months and who had evaluable distal oesophageal biopsies were included (Diamond study: NCT00291746)...
March 20, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316225/-the-clinical-impact-of-artery-first-approach-combined-with-vascular-resection-and-reconstruction-in-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-head-carcinoma
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J L Huang, W G Li, F Z Chen, Z J Su, F M Li, B Liu
Objective: To evaluate the application of artery first, combined vascular resection and reconstruction in the treatment of pancreatic head carcinoma. Methods: The clinical data of 13 patients with pancreatic head cancer were retrospectively analyzed from February 2014 to March 2016 in the Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University. Preoperative computed tomography of high resolution layer or magnetic resonance imaging examination demonstrated pancreatic head carcinoma, as well as close adhesion, stenosis, compression or displacement of superior mesenteric vein or portal vein wall...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316152/-long-term-follow-up-to-identify-the-rectal-potentially-malignant-nodules-in-female-by-digital-rectal-examination
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S S Wang, J Y Zhou, Z J Wang, S R Su, J Sun, R G W Sharen
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of the rectal potentially malignant nodules in female by digital rectal examination (DRE). Methods: Retrospectively, we collected the medical information and follow-up of rectal nodules cases diagnosed as benign by DRE during the health check-up in our hospital from Jan 2002 to Dec 2015. All nodules were recorded position, size, shape, hardness and mobility. Statistical analysis was performed to select the potentially malignant cases of postoperative pathological diagnosis and disappeared nodules followed up by DRE...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315906/nineteen-cases-with-synchronous-multiple-primary-cancers-studied-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Lifang Pang, Guobing Liu, Hongcheng Shi, Pengcheng Hu, Beilei Li, Dengfeng Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of fluorine -18-fuoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) in evaluating synchronous multiple primary cancers (SMPC). METHODS: Nineteen patients with pathologically-confirmed SMPC were collected. Clinical and (18)F-FDG PET/CT characteristics of these patients were reviewed and analyzed. Maximum standardized uptake value, (SUVmax) of all lesions was measured and difference (Δ)SUVmax between the SUV of two primary tumors in each patient was calculated as: [(the larger SUVmax - the smaller SUVmax)/ the larger SUVmax]×100%...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302598/helminths-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-as-modulators-of-immunity-and-pathology
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Fumi Varyani, John O Fleming, Rick M Maizels
Helminth parasites are highly prevalent in many low- and middle-income countries, in which inflammatory bowel disease and other immunopathologies are less frequent than in the developed world. Many of the most common helminths establish in the gastrointestinal tract, and can exert counter-inflammatory influences on the host immune system. For these reasons, interest has arisen in how parasites may ameliorate intestinal inflammation and whether these organisms, or products they release, could offer future therapies for immune disorders...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296821/protease-activated-receptor-1-plays-a-proinflammatory-role-in-colitis-by-promoting-th17-related-immunity
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Muhammad A Saeed, Garrett Z Ng, Jan Däbritz, Josef Wagner, Louise Judd, Jia-Xi Han, Poshmaal Dhar, Carl D Kirkwood, Philip Sutton
BACKGROUND: Proteolytic cleavage of protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1) can result in potent downstream regulatory effects on inflammation. Although PAR1 is expressed throughout the gastrointestinal tract and activating proteases are increased in inflammatory bowel disease, the effect of PAR1 activation on colitis remains poorly understood, and has not previously been studied in pediatric disease. METHODS: Expression of PAR1 and inflammatory cytokines in colonic biopsies from pediatric patients with Crohn's disease exhibiting active moderate to severe colitis was measured by quantitative PCR...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296749/gastrointestinal-involvement-by-mantle-cell-lymphoma-observed-by-endoscopy-a-case-report
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De-Ming Li, Yue-Ping Jiang
INTRODUCTION: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a subtype of non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma, accounting for 6% of all non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The typical appearance of intestinal MCL is multiple lymphomatous polyposis, whereas presentation as protruding lesions is uncommon. We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male patient who was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pains. On endoscopy, submucosal neoplasma were identified in the gastric antrum, the duodenal bulb, and the rectum. On endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) (OLYMPUS EUS EU-ME2, Miniprobe sonography), the lesions were homogeneously hypoechoic and originated from the submucous layer or muscularis mucosa...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295494/seeds-in-the-appendix-a-fruitful-exploration
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Michela Campora, Chiara Trambaiolo Antonelli, Federica Grillo, Alberto Bragoni, Laura Cornara, Paola Migliora, Simona Pigozzi, Luca Mastracci
Our contribution aims at clarifying and underlining a possible finding which can pose an interesting twist in routine appendix diagnostics: seeds in the appendiceal lumen, their histological aspects and their differential diagnosis with parasites. We work in a training centre with a large referral practice for gastrointestinal pathology and often the most banal cases are those which pose problems to junior or non-expert pathologists. This short study aims at providing simple iconographic tables, which are not at the moment available either in publications or on the web, with the most frequent seeds encountered in our routine practice or sent for second opinion...
March 10, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295238/il-17-and-il-22-in-immunity-driving-protection-and-pathology
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REVIEW
Eyerich Kilian, Dimartino Valentina, Cavani Andrea
IL-17 and IL-22 are tissue-signaling cytokines that favor protection and regeneration of barrier organs such as the skin, lung, and gastrointestinal system. Both cytokines share cellular sources, signaling pathways, and functional aspects; however, taking a closer look they differ, e.g. in their pro-inflammatory or regenerative potential. A dysbalance of the carefully orchestrated tissue-signaling system might result in autoimmune diseases, promote cancer growth, or predispose to infectious diseases. This review highlights recent understandings in cellular sources, signaling mechanisms, physiologic as well as pathogenic role of the double-faceted cytokines IL-17 and IL-22...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294378/cutaneous-crohn-disease-with-superimposed-psoriasis-a-unique-case-with-overlapping-histology
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Ben J Friedman, Bahar Dasgeb, Jason B Lee
Crohn disease is an idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. We recently encountered a unique case in which a patient with longstanding Crohn disease presented with skin lesions with histopathologic features of both psoriasis and granulomatous inflammation suggestive of cutaneous Crohn disease. To our knowledge, this has not been described concomitantly in the same patient, in the same lesions. Review of the literature suggests that the intersection of these two histopathological reaction patterns may not be pure coincidence...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293681/community-level-differences-in-the-microbiome-of-healthy-wild-mallards-and-those-infected-by-influenza-a-viruses
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Holly H Ganz, Ladan Doroud, Alana J Firl, Sarah M Hird, Jonathan A Eisen, Walter M Boyce
Waterfowl, especially ducks and geese, are primary reservoirs for influenza A viruses (IAVs) that evolve and emerge as important pathogens in domestic animals and humans. In contrast to humans, where IAVs infect the respiratory tract and cause significant morbidity and mortality, IAVs infect the gastrointestinal tract of waterfowl and cause little or no pathology and are spread by fecal-oral transmission. For this reason, we examined whether IAV infection is associated with differences in the cloacal microbiome of mallards (Anas platyrhyncos), an important host of IAVs in North America and Eurasia...
January 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293241/a-potential-role-of-salmonella-infection-in-the-onset-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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REVIEW
Bárbara M Schultz, Carolina A Paduro, Geraldyne A Salazar, Francisco J Salazar-Echegarai, Valentina P Sebastián, Claudia A Riedel, Alexis M Kalergis, Manuel Alvarez-Lobos, Susan M Bueno
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes a set of pathologies that result from a deregulated immune response that may affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The most prevalent and defined forms of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Although the etiology of IBD is not well defined, it has been suggested that environmental and genetic factors contribute to disease development and that the interaction between these two factors can trigger the pathology. Diet, medication use, vitamin D status, smoking, and bacterial infections have been proposed to influence or contribute to the onset or development of the disease in susceptible individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292662/cytomegalovirus-duodenitis-associated-with-life-threatening-duodenal-hemorrhage-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-a-case-report
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Lucy Shen, David Youssef, Suzan Abu-Abed, Sangita K Malhotra, Kenneth Atkinson, Elena Vikis, George Melich, Shawn MacKenzie
INTRODUCTION: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is known to be opportunistic in immunocompromised patients. However, there have been emerging cases of severe CMV infections found in immunocompetent patients. Gastrointestinal (GI) CMV disease is the most common manifestation affecting immunocompetent patients, with duodenal involvement being exceedingly rare. Presented is a case of an immunocompetent patient with life-threatening bleeding caused by CMV duodenitis, requiring surgical intervention. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 60-year-old male with history of disseminated Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia and aortic valve infective endocarditis, presented with life-threatening upper GI hemorrhage...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289390/hexane-extracts-of-calophyllum-brasiliense-inhibit-the-development-of-gastric-preneoplasia-in-helicobacter-felis-infected-ins-gas-mice
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Larissa M S Lemos, Fabio Miyajima, Geovane R C Castilho, Domingos Tabajara O Martins, D Mark Pritchard, Michael D Burkitt
Objectives: Indigenous Latin American populations have used extracts from Calophyllum brasiliense, a native hardwood, to treat gastrointestinal symptoms for generations. The hexane extract of Calophyllum brasiliense stem bark (HECb) protects against ethanol-mediated gastric ulceration in Swiss-Webster mice. We investigated whether HECb inhibits the development of gastric epithelial pathology following Helicobacter felis infection of INS-Gas mice. Materials and Methods: Groups of five male, 6-week-old INS-Gas mice were colonized with H...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288567/determining-clostridium-difficile-intra-taxa-diversity-by-mining-multilocus-sequence-typing-databases
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Marina Muñoz, Dora Inés Ríos-Chaparro, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo, Juan David Ramírez
BACKGROUND: Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is a highly discriminatory typing strategy; it is reproducible and scalable. There is a MLST scheme for Clostridium difficile (CD), a gram positive bacillus causing different pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract. This work was aimed at describing the frequency of sequence types (STs) and Clades (C) reported and evalute the intra-taxa diversity in the CD MLST database (CD-MLST-db) using an MLSA approach. RESULTS: Analysis of 1778 available isolates showed that clade 1 (C1) was the most frequent worldwide (57...
March 14, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287938/soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-abdomen-and-pelvis-radiologic-pathologic-features-part-1-common-sarcomas-from-the-radiologic-pathology-archives
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Angela D Levy, Maria A Manning, Waddah B Al-Refaie, Markku M Miettinen
Soft-tissue sarcomas are a diverse group of rare mesenchymal malignancies that can arise at any location in the body and affect all age groups. These sarcomas are most common in the extremities, trunk wall, retroperitoneum, and head and neck. In the adult population, soft-tissue sarcomas arising in the abdomen and pelvis are often large masses at the time of diagnosis because they are usually clinically silent or cause vague or mild symptoms until they invade or compress vital organs. In contrast, soft-tissue sarcomas arising from the abdominal wall come to clinical attention earlier in the course of disease because they cause a palpable mass, abdominal wall deformity, or pain that is more clinically apparent...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287937/multimodality-imaging-findings-in-carcinoid-tumors-a-head-to-toe-spectrum
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Ameya Jagdish Baxi, Kedar Chintapalli, Amol Katkar, Carlos S Restrepo, Sonia L Betancourt, Abhijit Sunnapwar
Carcinoid tumors are a rare biologically heterogeneous group of neuroendocrine tumors with a spectrum ranging from benign indolent to aggressive metastatic tumors. They belong to the category of amine precursor uptake and decarboxylase tumors, or apudomas. The most common sites for primary locations are the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts; however, any organ can be involved. The clinical presentation depends on location, aggressiveness, production of biologically active amines and peptides, paraneoplastic syndromes, and tendency for metastasis...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286921/treatment-strategies-for-metastatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Mauro Cives, Jonathan Strosberg
The therapeutic landscape of gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) has evolved significantly in recent years. Current and emerging treatment options include somatostatin analogs, radiolabeled somatostatin analogs, the mTOR inhibitor everolimus, and the tyrosine kinase inhibitor sunitinib. Although high-quality data from phase III trials are lacking, cytotoxic agents are commonly used for the treatment of poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas and well-differentiated NETs originating in the pancreas...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286161/the-intestinal-microenvironment-in-sepsis
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Katherine T Fay, Mandy L Ford, Craig M Coopersmith
The gastrointestinal tract has long been hypothesized to function as "the motor" of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. The gastrointestinal microenvironment is comprised of a single cell layer epithelia, a local immune system, and the microbiome. These three components of the intestine together play a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis during times of health. However, the gastrointestinal microenvironment is perturbed during sepsis, resulting in pathologic changes that drive both local and distant injury...
March 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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