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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138961/blastocystis-subtypes-isolated-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-and-co-infection-with-helicobacter-pylori
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Ayman A El-Badry, Wegdan M Abd El Wahab, Doaa A Hamdy, Alaa Aboud
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disease presenting clinically by abdominal pain with alteration of bowel habits. Although IBS has uncertain etiology, chronic gut inflammation due to persistent exposure to an infectious agent including Blastocystis sp. was proposed. The aim of this study was to detect the prevalence of Blastocystis sp. subtype (ST) isolated from stool of IBS patients and to assess Blastocystis sp. and H. pylori co-infection in IBS patients from Beni-Suef Governorate, Egypt...
November 14, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116394/a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study-evaluating-an-eras-protocol-versus-a-standard-protocol-for-patients-treated-with-radical-cystectomy-and-urinary-diversion-for-bladder-cancer
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Sebastian Karl Frees, Jonathan Aning, Peter Black, Werner Struss, Robert Bell, Claudia Chavez-Munoz, Martin Gleave, Alan I So
PURPOSE: There is a lack of evidence demonstrating the benefits of using enhanced recovery after surgery protocols (ERAS). Here, we propose to use a randomized clinical pilot study to demonstrate the benefits and feasibility of implementing ERAS versus standard protocols (SP) in patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversion. METHODS: 27 consecutive patients undergoing RC were included in the study. 12 patients were prospectively randomized to follow an ERAS protocol and 15 patients followed an SP...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101597/randomized-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-prevention-of-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-musculoskeletal-pain
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Maryam B Lustberg, Tonya S Orchard, Raquel Reinbolt, Rebecca Andridge, Xueliang Pan, Martha Belury, Rachel Cole, Amanda Logan, Rachel Layman, Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, Robert Wesolowski, Michael Berger, Elaine Patterson, Charles Loprinzi, Charles L Shapiro, Lisa Yee
PURPOSE: Aromatase inhibitor (AI)-induced joint symptoms negatively impact drug adherence and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Mechanisms underlying symptoms may include inflammation. It is hypothesized that n - 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce symptoms. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study comparing 4.3 g/day n - 3 PUFA supplements vs placebo for 24 weeks in postmenopausal breast cancer patients starting adjuvant AIs...
November 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070042/effects-of-cow-s-milk-beta-casein-variants-on-symptoms-of-milk-intolerance-in-chinese-adults-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-study
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Mei He, Jianqin Sun, Zhuo Qin Jiang, Yue Xin Yang
BACKGROUND: A major protein component of cow's milk is β-casein. The most frequent variants in dairy herds are A1 and A2. Recent studies showed that milk containing A1 β-casein promoted intestinal inflammation and exacerbated gastrointestinal symptoms. However, the acute gastrointestinal effects of A1 β-casein have not been investigated. This study compared the gastrointestinal effects of milk containing A1 and A2 β-casein versus A2 β-casein alone in Chinese adults with self-reported lactose intolerance...
October 25, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059642/diagnostic-algorithm-and-peculiarities-of-monitoring-for-infants-with-disorders-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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Tetyana O Kryuchko, Inna M Nesina, Olha Ya Tkachenko
INTRODUCTION: The most common medical conditions in infants, which belong to pediatric and gastroenterological disease areas, are functional gastrointestinal disorders, food hypersensitivity and food allergy. First of all, these symptoms can disguise lactase deficiency, cow's milk protein allergy, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, allergic proctocolitis, gastrointestinal manifestations of atopic dermatitis, functional disorders of gastrointestinal and biliary tract, etc. The aim of our study was to develop an algorithm of monitoring for infants with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and to study the efficacy of probiotic and enzyme replacement therapy...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037690/multi-response-modeling-of-reaction-diffusion-to-explain-alpha-galactoside-behavior-during-the-soaking-cooking-process-in-cowpea
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Fanny Coffigniez, Aurélien Briffaz, Christian Mestres, Pascaline Alter, Noel Durand, Philippe Bohuon
A modelling approach was developed to better understand the behavior of the flatulence-causing oligosaccharides in cowpea seeds during isothermal water soaking-cooking process. Concentrations of verbascose, stachyose and raffinose were measured both in the seed and in the soaking water during the process (T=30, 60 and 95°C). A reaction-diffusion model was built for the three considered alpha-galactosides both in the seed and in the soaking water, together with a model of water transport in the seed. The model reproduced coupled reaction-diffusion of alpha-galactosides during the soaking-cooking process with a good fit...
March 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034180/significance-of-fermentation-process-on-biochemical-properties-of-phaseolus-vulgaris-red-beans
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Anteneh Worku, Omprakash Sahu
Phaseolus vulgaris L. beans have been characterized as a nearly perfect food in all around the world. It is consider functional in terms of providing nutrients and energy to sustain daily life. Red bean contain high protein, mineral, fibres and chemically diverse micronutrient composition, which can be affected by processing. The main aim of this work is to investigate the effect of open and controlled fermentation on the proximate composition, mineral elements, antinutritional factors and flatulence- causing oligosaccharides of a domesticated bean (Anger, conscope and Loko)...
December 2017: Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023061/protective-role-of-achillea-biebersteinii-pretreatment-on-dimethoate-induced-oxidative-stress-in-guinea-pigs-liver
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Yahya Saleh Al-Awthan, Mohamed Ali Al-Duais, Amany Abdulfatah Hazeb, Waleed Ahmed Alril
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the influence of Achillea biebersteinii (Ab), a medicinal herb used widely in Yemeni's folk medicine as analgesic, antipyretic, against diarrhea and flatulence and for liver diseases, on the liver antioxidant potential of guinea pigs acutely intoxicated with dimethoate pesticide (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were administered with Ab aqueous extract (50 and 100 mg kg-1 b.wt., orally) or silymarin (100 mg kg-1 b.wt...
2017: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences: PJBS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974589/the-efficacy-of-a-low-fat-diet-to-manage-the-symptoms-of-bile-acid-malabsorption-outcomes-in-patients-previously-treated-for-cancer
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Amy Jackson, Amyn Lalji, Mohammed Kabir, Ann Muls, Caroline Gee, Susan Vyoral, Clare Shaw, H Jervoise N Andreyev
Dietary fat ingestion triggers bile secretion into the gastrointestinal tract. Bile acid malabsorption affects >1% of the population, causing loose stool and other gastrointestinal symptoms. The diagnosis is frequently missed. Treatments are often considered ineffective. We evaluated low-fat diets for managing gastrointestinal symptoms in these patients. All patients reporting type 6 or 7 stool were offered a selenium-75 homocholic acid taurine (SeHCAT) scan. Prospective data in patients with 7-day scan retention <20% were analysed...
October 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970147/fructans-exacerbate-symptoms-in-a-subset-of-children-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Bruno Pedro Chumpitazi, A R McMeans, A Vaughan, A Ali, S Orlando, A Elsaadi, R J Shulman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dietary fructans exacerbate symptoms in some, but not all, adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We sought to determine whether fructans worsen symptoms in children with IBS and whether clinical and psychosocial factors, and/or gas production, can identify those who are fructan sensitive. METHODS: We performed a double-blind placebo-controlled (maltodextrin) cross-over trial of 23 children with IBS, based on pediatric Rome III criteria, from September 2014 through December 2016...
September 29, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969118/spectrum-of-parasitic-infections-in-patients-with-diarrhoea-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-western-rajasthan-india
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Kumar Saurabh, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Saroj Dash, Anand Kumar Maurya, Vivek Hada, Richa Agrawal, Himanshu Narula, Anuradha Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Owing to the poor socioeconomic conditions and lack of sanitary hygiene, a large number of population in developing countries remain under constant threat of different parasitic infections causing severe morbidity and mortality. Enough measures to prevent and reduce the disease burden are still to be undertaken. AIM: Aim of the study was to determine the spectrum of parasitic infections in patients with complaints of diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal symptoms attending a tertiary care hospital in Western Rajasthan, India...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956139/the-effects-of-activating-almonds-on-consumer-acceptance-and-gastrointestinal-tolerance
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Heidi Taylor, Kirsten Webster, Andrew R Gray, Siew Ling Tey, Alex Chisholm, Karl Bailey, Shivani Kumari, Rachel C Brown
PURPOSE: Recommendations to soak nuts prior to consumption to reduce phytate concentrations and improve gastrointestinal tolerance have received much attention in the popular press. This is despite no supporting scientific evidence for the practice. There is also a lack of information about how soaking nuts might affect consumer acceptability. This study primarily assessed the effects of soaking almonds on consumer acceptance and secondly assessed effects on gastrointestinal tolerance...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954842/whole-grain-rye-and-wheat-affect-some-markers-of-gut-health-without-altering-the-fecal-microbiota-in-healthy-overweight-adults-a-6-week-randomized-trial
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Stine Vuholm, Dennis S Nielsen, Kia Nøhr Iversen, Julie Suhr, Peter Westermann, Lukasz Krych, Jens Rikardt Andersen, Mette Kristensen
Background: Whole grains have shown potential for improving gut health, but evidence comparing different whole-grain types is lacking.Objective: We investigated whether whole-grain wheat (WGW) and whole-grain rye (WGR) improve gut health in different ways compared to refined wheat (RW), with the primary outcomes of microbiota composition and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.Methods: In a randomized parallel trial, 70 healthy adults (in means ± SDs; aged 51.0 ± 9.4 y, body mass index [BMI (in kg/m(2))] 27.8 ± 1...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937980/methanobrevibacter-attenuation-via-probiotic-intervention-reduces-flatulence-in-adult-human-a-non-randomised-paired-design-clinical-trial-of-efficacy
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Minseok Seo, Jaeyoung Heo, Joon Yoon, Se-Young Kim, Yoon-Mo Kang, Jihyun Yu, Seoae Cho, Heebal Kim
TRIAL DESIGN: The aim of this study was to investigate which of the gut microbes respond to probiotic intervention, as well as study whether they are associated with gastrointestinal symptoms in a healthy adult human. For the experimental purpose, twenty-one healthy adults were recruited and received probiotic mixture, which is composed of five Lactobacilli strains and two Bifidobacteria strains, once a day for 60 days. Defecation survey and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis were conducted pre- and post-administration to measure phenotypic differences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894218/lactate-utilizing-community-is-associated-with-gut-microbiota-dysbiosis-in-colicky-infants
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Van T Pham, Christophe Lacroix, Christian P Braegger, Christophe Chassard
The aetiology of colic, a functional gastrointestinal disorder in infants, is not yet resolved. Different mechanisms have been suggested involving the gut microbiota and intermediate metabolites such as lactate. Lactate can be metabolized by lactate-utilizing bacteria (LUB) to form different end-products. Using a functional approach, we hypothesized that H2 production and accumulation by LUB is associated with the development of colic. The LUB communities in the feces of forty infants, including eight colicky infants, were characterized using a combination of culture- and molecular-based methods, and metabolite concentrations were measured by HPLC...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891824/low-fodmap-a-preliminary-strategy-to-reduce-gastrointestinal-distress-in-athletes
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Dana M Lis, Trent Stellingwerff, Cecilia M Kitic, James W Fell, Kiran D K Ahuja
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal (GI) distress in endurance athletes is prevalent and detrimental to performance. Adverse GI symptomatology can be analogous with irritable bowel syndrome, where fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyols (FODMAP) reduction has demonstrated efficacy. This study investigated the effects of low FODMAP (LFOD) diet on GI distress parameters in runners with a history of non-clinical exercise-associated GI symptoms. METHODS: Eleven recreationally competitive runners (5 males, 6 females; 5km personal best 23:00±4:02 min:sec) participated in the study...
September 7, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856907/to-add-or-not-to-add-probiotics-to-infant-formulae-an-updated-systematic-review
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A Skórka, M Pieścik-Lech, M Kołodziej, H Szajewska
We updated evidence on the effects of the administration of probiotic-supplemented infant formulae (IF) compared with unsupplemented IF. Five databases were searched up to September 2016 for randomised controlled trials. Twenty publications were identified, including five new RCTs. Supplementation of IF with Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12, either alone or with Streptococcus thermophilus, had no effect on growth, respiratory illness, antibiotic use, stool frequency or consistency. However, there was a significant reduction in the number of episodes of gastrointestinal infections (Bb12) and a lower frequency of colic or irritability (when both strains were used)...
August 31, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840395/clopidogrel-ibs-patients-have-higher-incidence-of-gastrointestinal-symptoms-influenced-by-age-and-gender
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Suren Soghomonyan, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Alix Zuleta-Alarcon, Iveta Grants, Victor Davila, Jeffrey Yu, Cheng Zhang, Emmett E Whitaker, Sergio D Bergese, Nicoleta Stoicea, Razvan Arsenescu, Fievos L Christofi
BACKGROUND: Clopidogrel is an irreversible antagonist of P2Y12 receptors (P2Y12Rs) used as an antiplatelet drug to reduce risk of thrombosis. P2Y12Rs are expressed in gastrointestinal (GI) tract where they might regulate GI function. AIM: To evaluate if blockade of P2Y12Rs by clopidogrel is associated with higher incidence of GI symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our institutional database was conducted for a 13-year period...
October 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839435/influence-of-dietary-isoflavone-intake-on-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-ulcerative-colitis-individuals-in-remission
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Dominika Głąbska, Dominika Guzek, Dominika Grudzińska, Gustaw Lech
AIM: To analyse the association between isoflavone intake and ulcerative colitis motility symptoms in individuals in remission. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted in a group of ulcerative colitis remission individuals, in sub-groups characterised by various intestinal motility and functioning characteristics (abdominal pain, flatulence, constipations, tenesmus). Total of 56 individuals with ulcerative colitis in remission (19 males and 37 females) were recruited for the study...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826304/moderate-dose-escalation-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-improves-outcome-in-rectal-cancer
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Cedric Stuyck, Marilyn Wegge, Philippe Bulens, Ines Joye, Karin Haustermans
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced rectal cancer is frequently treated with a long course of preoperative chemoradiotherapy. We investigated the effect of moderate dose escalation with volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) up to 50 Gy in 25 fractions compared to 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) to 45 Gy in 25 fractions in rectal cancer patients. Dose-volume parameters, acute toxicity, and complete response rates were compared. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For both groups, 65 patients were selected from our database through availability...
November 2017: Acta Oncologica
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