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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092098/evaluation-the-ethnopharmacological-studies-in-iran-during-2004-2016-a-systematic-review
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Zahra Sadeghi, Maryam Akaberi, Seyed Ahmad Emami, Alireza Sobhkhizi, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Although Iran has a deep history in herbal medicine and great heritage of ancient medical scholars, few efforts have been made to evaluate ethnopharmacological aspects of medicinal plants in this country. In the present study, the authors have reviewed all important literature about the ethnopharmacological investigations on medicinal plants used in the last decade in Iran. All provinces of Iran were categorized according to a phytogeographical division. Information was collected through bibliographic investigations from scientific journals and books...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091770/relevance-of-surgery-in-patients-with-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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S Dango, T Beißbarth, E Weiss, A Seif Amir Hosseini, D Raddatz, V Ellenrieder, J Lotz, B M Ghadimi, A Beham
INTRODUCTION: Upper GI bleeding remains one of the most common emergencies with a substantial overall mortality rate of up to 30%. In severe ill patients, death does not occur due to failure of hemostasis, either medical or surgical, but mainly from comorbidities, treatment complications, and decreased tolerated blood loss. Management strategies have changed dramatically over the last two decades and include primarily endoscopic intervention in combination with acid-suppressive therapy and decrease in surgical intervention...
January 14, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078087/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-cystic-fibrosis-an-uncommon-but-life-threatening-complication
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Francesco Piccolo, Anna Sze Tai, Hooi Ee, Siobhain Mulrennan, Scott Bell, Gerard Ryan
Adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) have significant rates of asymptomatic Clostridium difficile carriage and are frequently exposed to risk factors for C. difficile infection (CDI). Despite this, the rate of reported CDI in CF is low. We describe three cases of near fatal CDI in adults with CF and review the literature regarding presentation, management, and recurrence prevention. Early recognition is important as the clinical presentation may be atypical and the illness can be severe and even life-threatening...
January 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077899/a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-the-effect-of-neostigmine-and-metoclopramide-on-gastric-residual-volume-of-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
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Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Abbas Alipour, Abolfazl Firouzian, Laleh Moarab, Amir Emami Zeydi
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, enteral feeding through the nasogastric tube is the method of choice for nutritional support. Gastrointestinal feeding intolerance and disturbed gastric emptying are common challenges in these patients. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of Neostigmine and Metoclopramide on gastric residual volume (GRV) in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. METHODS: In a double blind, randomized clinical trial, a total of 60 mechanically ventilated ICU patients with GRV >120 mL (3 hours after the last gavage), were randomly assigned into two groups A and B...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069752/microbiome-modulated-metabolites-at-the-interface-of-host-immunity
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Eran Blacher, Maayan Levy, Evgeny Tatirovsky, Eran Elinav
The mammalian gastrointestinal tract and associated mucosal immune system harbor a large repertoire of metabolites of prokaryotic and eukaryotic origin that play important roles in eukaryotic development and physiology. These often bioactive small molecules originate from nutrition- and environmental-related sources, or are endogenously produced and modulated by the host and its microbiota. A complex network of interactions exists between the intestinal mucosal immune system and the microbiota. This intimate cross-talk may be driven by metabolite secretion and signaling, and features profound influences on host immunity and physiology, including the endocrine, metabolic, and nervous system function in health and disease...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064049/anti-diarrhoeal-therapeutic-potential-and-safety-assessment-of-sulphated-polysaccharide-fraction-from-gracilaria-intermedia-seaweed-in-mice
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Ana Carolina M Leódido, Luis E C Costa, Thiago S L Araújo, Douglas S Costa, Nayara A Sousa, Luan K M Souza, Francisca B M Sousa, Manoel D S Filho, Daniel F P Vasconcelos, Felipe R P Silva, Kerolayne M Nogueira, Alyne R Araújo, Francisco Clark N Barros, Ana Lúcia P Freitas, Jand Venes R Medeiros
Sulphated polysaccharides extracted from algae have been extensively studied for their diverse biological activities. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the chemical composition, the anti-diarrhoeal effect and acute toxicity of a sulphated polysaccharide fraction obtained from Gracilaria intermedia (SP-Gi). Initially, the FT-IR of SP-Gi revealed to be an agaran with sulphation at C-6 of the l-galactosyl residues. The anti-diarrhoeal activity of SP-Gi was evaluated in a castor oil-induced diarrhoea model...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056838/first-case-report-of-myopericarditis-linked-to-campylobacter-coli-enterocolitis
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Cameron R M Moffatt, Soniah B Moloi, Karina J Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter spp. are a common cause of mostly self-limiting enterocolitis. Although rare, pericarditis and myopericarditis have been increasingly documented as complications following campylobacteriosis. Such cases have occurred predominantly in younger males, and involved a single causative species, namely Campylobacter jejuni. We report the first case of myopericarditis following Campylobacter coli enterocolitis, with illness occurring in an immunocompetent middle-aged female...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049258/the-impact-of-implementation-of-an-enteral-feeding-protocol-on-the-improvement-of-enteral-nutrition-in-critically-ill-adults
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Seoung-Hyun Kim, Chi-Min Park, Jeong-Meen Seo, Mingew Choi, Dae-Sang Lee, Dong Kyung Chang, Miyong Rha, Soyoung Yu, Seonhye Lee, Eunmee Kim, Young Yun Cho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal delivery of enteral nutrition (EN) may improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients; thus, optimal EN protocols should be developed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of implementing an EN protocol on the improvement of EN practices and on the clinical outcomes of critically ill patients. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study with prospectively collected data. Multidisciplinary working group developed an evidence-based EN protocol based on an extensive review of literature and existing guidelines...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049256/initial-energy-supplementation-in-critically-ill-patients-receiving-enteral-nutrition-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Feng Tian, Xuejin Gao, Chao Wu, Li Zhang, Xianfeng Xia, Xinying Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Here we systematically reviewed and quantitatively analyzed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare the important initial outcomes of critically ill adults receiving low- and highenergy enteral nutrition. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: RCTs comparing low- and high-energy supplementation in critically ill adults receiving enteral nutrition admitted to the intensive care unit for an expected stay of >48 h were included. Abstracts submitted to major scientific meetings were included and the primary endpoint was mortality...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045686/vibrio-mimicus-as-the-rare-cause-of-acute-diarrheal-illness
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Samuel Muller, Heather Chau, Kristi Boudreaux
Vibrio mimicus, although named for having many of the same virulent factors as Vibrio cholera, is a rare cause of significant gastrointestinal illness. Like many of the Vibrio species, the strongest risk factor for V. mimicus infection is seafood consumption. After consuming crabs, a 64-year-old male presented with a three day history of voluminous, non-bloody, water diarrhea. The severity of the diarrhea caused the patient to have orthostatic hypotension and acute kidney injury, which improved with fluid resuscitation...
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043220/epidemiology-of-bacterial-toxin-mediated-foodborne-gastroenteritis-outbreaks-in-australia-2001-to-2013
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Fiona J May, Benjamin G Polkinghorne, Emily J Fearnley
Bacterial toxin-mediated foodborne outbreaks, such as those caused by Clostridium perfringens, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus cereus, are an important and preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Due to the short incubation period and duration of illness, these outbreaks are often under-reported. This is the first study to describe the epidemiology of bacterial toxin-mediated outbreaks in Australia. Using data collected between 2001 and 2013, we identify high risk groups and risk factors to inform prevention measures...
December 24, 2016: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040178/blueberry-proanthocyanidins-against-human-norovirus-surrogates-in-model-foods-and-under-simulated-gastric-conditions
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Snehal Joshi, Amy B Howell, Doris H D'Souza
Blueberry proanthocyanidins (B-PAC) are known to decrease titers of human norovirus surrogates in vitro. The application of B-PAC as therapeutic or preventive options against foodborne viral illness needs to be determined using model foods and simulated gastric conditions in vitro. The objective of this study was to evaluate the antiviral effect of B-PAC in model foods (apple juice (AJ) and 2% reduced fat milk) and simulated gastrointestinal fluids against cultivable human norovirus surrogates (feline calicivirus; FCV-F9 and murine norovirus; MNV-1) over 24 h at 37 °C...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035535/the-role-of-the-gastrointestinal-microbiota-in-visceral-pain
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Kieran Rea, Siobhain M O'Mahony, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan
A growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence supports a relationship between the complexity and diversity of the microorganisms that inhabit our gut (human gastrointestinal microbiota) and health status. Under normal homeostatic conditions this microbial population helps maintain intestinal peristalsis, mucosal integrity, pH balance, immune priming and protection against invading pathogens. Furthermore, these microbes can influence centrally regulated emotional behaviour through mechanisms including microbially derived bioactive molecules (amino acid metabolites, short-chain fatty acids, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters), mucosal immune and enteroendocrine cell activation, as well as vagal nerve stimulation...
December 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034659/toxins-and-pharmacologically-active-compounds-from-species-of-the-family-bufonidae-amphibia-anura
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REVIEW
Candelario Rodríguez, Louise Rollins-Smith, Roberto Ibáñez, Armando A Durant-Archibold, Marcelino Gutiérrez
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Among amphibians, 15 of the 47 species reported to be used in traditional medicines belong to the family Bufonidae, which demonstrates their potential in pharmacological and natural products research. For example, Asian and American tribes use the skin and the parotoid gland secretions of some common toads in the treatment of hemorrhages, bites and stings from venomous animals, skin and stomach disorders, as well as several types of cancers. OVERARCHING OBJECTIVE: In addition to reviewing the occurrence of chemical constituents present in the family Bufonidae, the cytotoxic and biomedical potential of the active compounds produced by different taxa are presented...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025556/detection-of-campylobacter-jejuni-in-lizard-faeces-from-central-australia-using-quantitative-pcr
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Harriet Whiley, Ryan McLean, Kirstin Ross
Worldwide, Campylobacter is a significant cause of gastrointestinal illness. It is predominately considered a foodborne pathogen, with human exposure via non-food transmission routes generally overlooked. Current literature has been exploring environmental reservoirs of campylobacteriosis including potential wildlife reservoirs. Given the close proximity between lizards and human habitats in Central Australia, this study examined the presence of Campylobacter jejuni from lizard faeces collected from this region...
December 23, 2016: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018313/outer-membrane-vesicles-and-soluble-factors-released-by-probiotic-escherichia-coli-nissle-1917-and-commensal-ecor63-enhance-barrier-function-by-regulating-expression-of-tight-junction-proteins-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Carina-Shianya Alvarez, Josefa Badia, Manel Bosch, Rosa Giménez, Laura Baldomà
The gastrointestinal epithelial layer forms a physical and biochemical barrier that maintains the segregation between host and intestinal microbiota. The integrity of this barrier is critical in maintaining homeostasis in the body and its dysfunction is linked to a variety of illnesses, especially inflammatory bowel disease. Gut microbes, and particularly probiotic bacteria, modulate the barrier integrity by reducing gut permeability and reinforcing tight junctions. Probiotic Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (EcN) is a good colonizer of the human gut with proven therapeutic efficacy in the remission of ulcerative colitis in humans...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013169/clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-avoidant-restrictive-food-intake-disorder-in-a-japanese-sample
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Yoshikatsu Nakai, Kazuko Nin, Shun'ichi Noma, Seiji Hamagaki, Ryuro Takagi, Satoshi Teramukai, Stephen A Wonderlich
We conducted a study of the clinical presentation and outcome in patients with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), aged 15-40years, and compared this group to an anorexia nervosa (AN) group in a Japanese sample. A retrospective chart review was completed on 245 patients with feeding and eating disorders (FEDs), analyzing prevalence, clinical presentation, psychopathological properties, and outcomes. Using the DSM-5 criteria, 27 (11.0%) out of the 245 patients with a FED met the criteria for ARFID at entry...
December 21, 2016: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012859/endogenous-opiates-and-behavior-2015
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REVIEW
Richard J Bodnar
This paper is the thirty-eighth consecutive installment of the annual review of research concerning the endogenous opioid system. It summarizes papers published during 2015 that studied the behavioral effects of molecular, pharmacological and genetic manipulation of opioid peptides, opioid receptors, opioid agonists and opioid antagonists. The particular topics that continue to be covered include the molecular-biochemical effects and neurochemical localization studies of endogenous opioids and their receptors related to behavior, and the roles of these opioid peptides and receptors in pain and analgesia, stress and social status, tolerance and dependence, learning and memory, eating and drinking, drug abuse and alcohol, sexual activity and hormones, pregnancy, development and endocrinology, mental illness and mood, seizures and neurologic disorders, electrical-related activity and neurophysiology, general activity and locomotion, gastrointestinal, renal and hepatic functions, cardiovascular responses, respiration and thermoregulation, and immunological responses...
December 22, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011279/association-of-prophylactic-endotracheal-intubation-in-critically-ill-patients-with-upper-gi-bleeding-and-cardiopulmonary-unplanned-events
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Umar Hayat, Peter J Lee, Hamid Ullah, Shashank Sarvepalli, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic endotracheal intubation (PEI) is often advocated to mitigate the risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events in patients presenting with brisk upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). However, the benefit of such a measure remains controversial. Our study aimed to compare the incidence of cardiopulmonary unplanned events (CUE) between patients who underwent endotracheal intubation versus those who didn't, in critically ill patients with brisk UGIB. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older who had presented at Cleveland Clinic between 2011 and 2014 with hematemesis and/or patients with melena with consequential hypovolemic shock were included...
December 20, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001466/the-intensive-palliative-care-unit-changing-outcomes-for-hospitalized-cancer-patients-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Haipeng Zhang, Constance Barysauskas, Elizabeth Rickerson, Paul Catalano, Joseph Jacobson, Carol Dalby, Charlotta Lindvall, Kathy Selvaggi
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancer often require complex symptom management. At Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, the intensive palliative care unit (IPCU) admits symptomatic oncology patients with uncontrolled symptoms throughout the trajectory of illness. Patients are uniquely managed by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who focus on symptom management and advance care planning. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our analysis was to investigate goals-of-care outcomes and healthcare utilization after admission to the IPCU...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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