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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435684/comparison-of-the-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-primary-versus-secondary-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
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Dong Zhang, Rao Fu, Yanhua Li, Hongyan Li, Yuting Li, Hongxiang Li
BACKGROUND: This prospective study compared clinical characteristics and prognosis between primary (P) and secondary (S) acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) (P-AGI)/(S-AGI) in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center observational study. Patients were included if they had been hospitalized for at least 72 h before the AGI diagnosis. Patients were classified according to severity of gastrointestinal dysfunction, while P-AGI or S-AGI were defined according to whether the gastrointestinal system was directly or indirectly involved...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433048/-wilkies-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-duodenal-obstruction-in-an-adult-female-patient
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L Ciesar
Wilkies syndrome or superior mesenteric artery syndrome is a rare cause of obstruction of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract caused by compression of the third part of the duodenum between the abdominal aorta and the superior mesenteric artery at its origin. Partial or complete compression of the duodenum is caused by a decreased aortomesenteric angle. In this paper, the authors present the case report of a patient with chronic upper abdominal ileus. The clinical course of the illness, symptoms and surgical treatment of the patient are presented...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428924/a-case-report-of-salmonella-muenchen-enteritis-causing-rhabdomyolysis-and-myocarditis-in-a-previously-healthy-26-year-old-man
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Will Chapple, Jon Martell, Joy S Wilson, Don T Matsuura
This case report examines an unusual presentation of a non-typhoidal Salmonella serovar with limited prevalence in the literature. This is the first case report to associate specifically the Salmonella muenchen serovar with rhabdomyolysis and myocarditis. This case report reviews the diagnostic criteria for myocarditis and explores the diagnostic dilemma of troponin elevation in the setting of rhabdomyolysis. It demonstrates that Salmonella muenchen has the ability to present in a broad range of individuals with complications extending beyond classical gastrointestinal symptoms...
April 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425935/water-access-sanitation-and-hygiene-conditions-and-health-outcomes-among-two-settlement-types-in-rural-far-north-cameroon
#4
Tyler J Gorham, Joshua Yoo, Rebecca Garabed, Arabi Mouhaman, Jiyoung Lee
The Far North region in Cameroon has been more heavily impacted by cholera than any other region over the past decade, but very little has been done to study the drivers of waterborne diseases in the region. We investigated the relationship between water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) parameters, microbial and antibiotic resistance (AR) contamination levels in drinking water, and health outcomes using health survey and molecular analysis during June and July of 2014 in two settlement types (agro-pastoralist villages and transhumant pastoralist camps)...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414046/caffeoyl-and-coumaroyl-derivatives-from-acacia-cochliacantha-exhibit-ovicidal-activity-against-haemonchus-contortus
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G F Castillo-Mitre, A Olmedo-Juárez, R Rojo-Rubio, M Cortázar-González, P Mendoza-de Gives, E E Hernández-Beteta, D E Reyes-Guerrero, M E López-Arellano, J F Vázquez-Armijo, G Ramírez-Vargas, A Zamilpa
Ethnopharmacology relevance: Acacia cochliacantha is a small tree whose foliage is traditionally used in Mexico for treatment of kidney pain, gastrointestinal illnesses and to kill intestinal parasites. In recent decades, the study of vegetal extracts has offered other possible alternatives for the control of Haemonchus contortus. Considering that this nematode affects dramatically the health and productivity of small ruminants, the aim of this study was to identify the anthelmintic compounds from A. cochliacantha hydro-alcoholic extract (HA-E) through an ovicidal test...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413436/predominance-and-association-risk-of-blastocystis-hominis-subtype-i-in-colorectal-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Amr Mohamed Mohamed, Mona Abdelfattah Ahmed, Sabah Abdelghany Ahmed, Sherif Ahmed Al-Semany, Saad Saed Alghamdi, Dina Abdulla Zaglool
BACKGROUND: Blastocystis, a genetically diverse intestinal parasite with controversial pathogenic potential, has increasingly been incriminated for diarrheal illness in immunocompromised individuals including colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The aim of the current study was to assess the possible association between Blastocystis infection and CRC condition in Makkah, Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS: Stool samples were collected from 80 non-cancer (NC) and 138 cancer subjects including 74 CRC patients and 64 patients with other cancers outside gastrointestinal tract (COGT)...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412690/epidemiological-characteristics-and-clinical-features-of-sporadic-viral-hepatitis-e-hev
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Rongrong Liu, Min Liu, Chengrui Geng, Yunmei Zou, Tong Jiao, Lijuan Li Lijuan Li
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to analyze the epidemiological characteristics and clinical features of sporadic viral hepatitis E. METHODS: The 1,000 cases of sporadic viral hepatitis E patients treated in 20 hospitals from May 2013 to May 2016 were selected as research subjects, with their clinical data retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: (1) Epidemiological characteristics: Seen from the disease time, the 1,000 patients have morbidity throughout the year, but morbidity in hot and rainy summer is significantly higher than other seasons, there exists statistically difference in comparison between the groups (P<0...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402185/giardiasis-outbreak-associated-with-asymptomatic-food-handlers-in-new-york-state-2015
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Mary Figgatt, Kimberly Mergen, Deborah Kimelstein, Danielle M Mahoney, Alexandra Newman, David Nicholas, Kristen Ricupero, Theresa Cafiero, Daniel Corry, Julius Ade, Philip Kurpiel, Susan Madison-Antenucci, Madhu Anand
Giardia duodenalis is a protozoan that causes a gastrointestinal illness called giardiasis. Giardiasis outbreaks in the United States are most commonly associated with waterborne transmission and are less commonly associated with food, person-to-person, and zoonotic transmission. During June to September 2015, an outbreak of 20 giardiasis cases occurred and were epidemiologically linked to a local grocery store chain on Long Island, New York. Further investigation revealed three asymptomatic food handlers were infected with G...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396658/characterisation-of-aerotolerant-forms-of-a-robust-chicken-colonizing-campylobacter-coli
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Peter M O'Kane, Ian F Connerton
Campylobacter contaminated poultry meat is a major source of human foodborne illness. Campylobacter coli strain OR12 is a robust colonizer of chickens that was previously shown to outcompete and displace other Campylobacter strains from the chicken's gastrointestinal tract. This strain is capable of aerobic growth on blood agar. Serial aerobic passage increased this aerotolerance as assessed by quantitative assays for growth and survival on solid media. Aerotolerance was also associated with increased peroxide stress resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395094/mountain-medical-kits-epidemiology-based-recommendations-and-analysis-of-medical-supplies-carried-by-mountain-climbers-in-colorado
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William E Brandenburg, Brian W Locke
Objective: : To provide medical kit recommendations for short mountain wilderness recreation trips (hiking, trekking, backpacking, mountaineering etc.) based on the epidemiology of injury and illness sustained and best treatment guidelines. Additionally, to compare these recommendations to the medical kit contents of mountain climbers in Colorado. Methods: : A primary literature review concerning the epidemiology of injury and illness in mountain wilderness settings was performed...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394065/patients-of-doctors-further-from-medical-school-graduation-have-poorer-outcomes
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John J Norcini, John R Boulet, Amy Opalek, W Dale Dauphinee
CONTEXT: There is an apparent contradiction between the findings of studies indicating that patient outcomes are better when physicians have a greater volume of practice and those that find outcomes to be worse with increased time since training, which implies greater volume. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to estimate the adjusted relationships between physicians' characteristics, including recent practice volume and time since medical school graduation, and patient outcomes...
May 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392893/traditional-persian-topical-medications-for-gastrointestinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Laleh Dehghani Tafti, Seyyed Mahyar Shariatpanahi, Mahmoud Mahdavi Damghani, Behjat Javadi
Drug delivery across the skin is used for several millennia to ease gastrointestinal (GI) ailments in Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM). TPM topical remedies are generally being applied on the stomach, lower abdomen, lower back and liver to alleviate GI illnesses such as dyspepsia, gastritis, GI ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal worms and infections. The aim of the present study is to survey the topical GI remedies and plant species used as ingredients for these remedies in TPM. In addition, pharmacological activities of the mentioned plants have been discussed...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388380/acquired-amino-acid-deficiencies-a-focus-on-arginine-and-glutamine
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Claudia R Morris, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Robert G Martindale, Menaka Sarav, Juan B Ochoa Gautier
Nonessential amino acids are synthesized de novo and therefore not diet dependent. In contrast, essential amino acids must be obtained through nutrition since they cannot be synthesized internally. Several nonessential amino acids may become essential under conditions of stress and catabolic states when the capacity of endogenous amino acid synthesis is exceeded. Arginine and glutamine are 2 such conditionally essential amino acids and are the focus of this review. Low arginine bioavailability plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of a growing number of varied diseases, including sickle cell disease, thalassemia, malaria, acute asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and trauma, among others...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387311/pathogenic-traits-of-salmonella-montevideo-in-experimental-infections-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#14
Jonathan Lalsiamthara, John Hwa Lee
Salmonella serovar Montevideo (SM) is frequently associated with human Salmonella infections and causes gastrointestinal disease, cases are common particularly among individuals who come in close contact with live poultry or poultry meat products. To characterize SM disease in chickens, the pathogenic traits and tissue predilections of the disease were investigated. Dissemination of fluorescent-tagged SM (JOL1575GFP) was monitored after oral and intramuscular mock infections of specific-pathogen-free chickens...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374667/effect-of-antibiotic-administration-during-infancy-on-growth-curves-through-young-adulthood-in-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
#15
Heather M Sidener, Byung Park, Lina Gao
Recent human studies indicate a possible correlation between the administration of antibiotics during early life and the risk oflater obesity, potentially due to antibiotic-induced alteration of the gastrointestinal microbiome. In humans, the risk of obesity increases with multiple courses of antibiotics and when fetuses or infants are treated with broad-spectrum and macrolide antibiotics.In addition, the obesity risk in humans seems higher for males than females. We used a retrospective, case-control, matched-pair study design to evaluate health records for 99 control-matched pairs of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) from an outdoor breeding colony...
April 3, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364397/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-after-lung-transplantation-a-rare-early-gastrointestinal-complication-of-lung-transplantation
#16
Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Akihiro Aoyama, Jitian Zhang, Hiroshi Date
Gastrointestinal complications sometimes occur after lung transplantation and remain a cause of postoperative morbidity. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is caused by the compression of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery, but few reports have described superior mesenteric artery syndrome after lung transplantation. We herein report two cases of superior mesenteric artery syndrome as an early complication after lung transplantation. Both patients were emaciated and had lost weight before transplantation...
March 31, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363097/gastrointestinal-emergencies-in-critically-ill-cancer-patients
#17
Delphine Lebon, Lucie Biard, Sophie Buyse, David Schnell, Etienne Lengliné, Camille Roussel, Jean-Marc Gornet, Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand, Laurent Quéro, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Elie Azoulay, Emmanuel Canet
PURPOSE: To describe gastrointestinal emergencies in cancer patients. METHODS: All cancer patients admitted to the medical ICU of Saint-Louis Hospital for an acute abdominal syndrome during the study period (1997-2011) were included. RESULTS: A total of 164 patients were included. The most common diagnoses were: neutropenic enterocolitis (NE) (n=54, 33%), infectious colitis and peritonitis (n=51, 31%), bowel infiltration by malignancy (n=14, 9%), and mucosal toxicity of chemotherapy (n=12, 7%)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361480/human-intestinal-enteroids-new-models-to-study-gastrointestinal-virus-infections
#18
Winnie Y Zou, Sarah E Blutt, Sue E Crawford, Khalil Ettayebi, Xi-Lei Zeng, Kapil Saxena, Sasirekha Ramani, Umesh C Karandikar, Nicholas C Zachos, Mary K Estes
Human rotavirus (HRV) and human norovirus (HuNoV) infections are recognized as the most common causes of epidemic and sporadic cases of gastroenteritis worldwide. The study of these two human gastrointestinal viruses is important for understanding basic virus-host interactions and mechanisms of pathogenesis and to establish models to evaluate vaccines and treatments. Despite the introduction of live-attenuated vaccines to prevent life-threatening HRV-induced disease, the burden of HRV illness remains significant in low-income and less-industrialized countries, and small animal models or ex vivo models to study HRV infections efficiently are lacking...
March 31, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360379/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-gastrointestinal-infections-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-diagnosed-with-rectal-chlamydia-infection-in-the-uk-an-unlinked-anonymous-cross-sectional-study
#19
Gwenda Hughes, Panida Silalang, John Were, Hemanti Patel, Tristan Childs, Sarah Alexander, Stephen Duffell, Cara Saxon, Cathy Ison, Holly Mitchell, Nigel Field, Claire Jenkins
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal infections (GII) can cause serious ill health and morbidity. Although primarily transmitted through faecal contamination of food or water, transmission through sexual activity is well described, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: We investigated the prevalence of GIIs among a convenience sample of MSM who were consecutively diagnosed with rectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) at 12 UK genitourinary medicine clinics during 10 weeks in 2012...
March 30, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356059/association-between-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-and-biomarkers-of-intestinal-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-patients
#20
Hongxiang Li, Ying Chen, Feifei Huo, Yushan Wang, Dong Zhang
BACKGROUND: To assess the associations of biomarkers of intestinal barrier function and other clinical variables with acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grade, and of these clinical variables with mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a single-center, observational, prospective study. Patients were included if they were diagnosed with AGI and underwent tests for the measurement of plasma levels of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (i-FABP), D-lactate (D-la), and lipopolysaccharide...
March 29, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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