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Annelisa Silva E Alves de Carvalho Santos, Erika Aparecida Silveira, Marianne de Oliveira Falco
This study aimed to estimate the incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms (GIS) and associated factors in an outpatient cohort of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) followed between October 2009 and July 2011. We evaluated nausea and/or vomiting, dyspepsia, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, and flatulence. The outcome variable was the presence of three or more GIS. Sociodemographic (sex, skin color, age, income, years of schooling), lifestyle (smoking status, alcohol consumption, physical activity level), clinical (antiretroviral therapy, time of HIV infection, CD4 lymphocyte count, viral load), and anthropometric (nutritional status and waist circumference) variables were investigated...
2016: PloS One
Yujing Hu, Guoting Tian, Liyan Zhao, Hexiang Wang, Tzi Bun Ng
An acidic α-galactosidase designated as PDGI (Pleurotus djamor α-galactosidase) was purified to homogeneity with 290-fold purification and a specific activity of 52.18 units/mg by means of ion exchange chromatography and gel filtration chromatography. PDGI is a monomeric protein exhibiting a molecular mass of 60kDa in SDS-PAGE and gel filtration. The optimum pH and temperature of the enzyme with pNPGal as substrate were 5.0 and 53.5°C, respectively. It displayed great pH stability within the pH range 3.0-10...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
María Teresa Sánchez-Ávila, Karla Lorena Chávez Caraza, Adrián Marcelo González Gil, Jaime Javier Cantú Pompa, Edgar Moreno Medrano, Luis Alonso Morales-Garza
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen breath tests (HBT) are used to confirm the diagnosis of carbohydrate intolerance or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). OBJECTIVE: Determine the existence of a correlation between the presence and intensity of symptoms experimented by the patient after the ingestion of a carbohydrate load and the test result. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational, retrospective and analytic study, in which all patients' files from year 2008 to 2014 containing a report of a HBT performed at Hospital San José TEC de Monterrey were revised...
July 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Afshin Shafaghi, Aydin Pourkazemi, Mohsen Khosravani, Saba Fakhrie Asl, Alireza Amir Maafi, Zahra Atrkar Roshan, Jafar Abaspour Rahimabad
BACKGROUND Standard anti-Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) treatment fails in the eradication of the organism in almost 10-35% of the patients and has different side effects. Recent studies have proposed that probiotic supplementations with or without prebiotic may improve the eradication rate and diminish the side effects, although it is still a controversial issue. We aimed to investigate the effect of probiotic with prebiotic supplementation on the eradication rate and side effects of anti H. pylori quadruple therapy...
July 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
Shelby R Hayes, Ashley J Vargas
: Goldenberg JZ, Lytvyn L, Steurich J, Parkin P, Mahant S, Johnston BC. Probiotics for the prevention of pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea.Cochrane Database Syst Rev2015, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004827. BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are frequently prescribed in children. They alter the microbial balance within the gastrointestinal tract, commonly resulting in antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Probiotics may prevent AAD via restoration of the gut microflora...
August 26, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Aziz Ari, Cihad Tatar, Kenan Buyukasik, Ozgur Segmen, Coskun Cakir, Soykan Arikan
INTRODUCTION: Cancer developing from more than one origin is called multiple primary cancer (MPC) and is a rare situation. In this article, we report a case presenting to the Emergency Clinic with symptoms of ileus who was diagnosed with synchronous colon and breast cancer. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 57year old male patient presented to the Emergency Clinic with abdominal pain, vomiting, constipation and lack of flatulence. The patient was taken to the operating room for emergency surgery with the diagnosis of intestinal obstruction...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
SatyaVati Rana, Rajesh Kumar Morya, Aastha Malik, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Naresh Sachdeva, Gaurav Sharma
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is chronic metabolic disorder. Common gastrointestinal symptoms in type 2 diabetic patients are flatulence, constipation and/or diarrhea. Reason for these may be lactose intolerance leading to change in vitamin D, Calcium and parathyroid hormone which further regulate bone mineralization. AIM: To measure lactose intolerance, vitamin D, calcium and parathyroid hormone in type 2 diabetic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 150 type 2 diabetic patients attending Endocrinology Clinic in PGI, Chandigarh and 150 age and sex matched healthy controls were enrolled...
November 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
V V Tsukanov, O S Rzhavicheva, A V Vasyutin, O V Dunaevskaya, Yu L Tonkikh, E P Bronnikova
AIM: to determine the efficacy and safety of Kolofort in the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 52 patients (16 men and 36 women) aged 26 to 59 years were examined over 4 months to rule out organic disease. The diagnosis of IBS was established on the basis of the Rome III diagnostic criteria (2006). Seven patients were diagnosed as having IBS with a preponderance of constipation; 3 had IBS with a preponderance of diarrhea, and 42 had mixed IBS...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Miguel Glatstein, Shimon Reif, Dennis Scolnik, Liat Rom, Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Margalit Dali-Levy, Shlomi Cohen
BACKGROUND: Lactose malabsorption affects 70% of the world population. The hydrogen breath test (HBT) is used clinically to test for this condition. The aim of our study was to describe the relationship between symptoms experienced before and during the HBT and test results. METHODS: We included children who underwent the HBT in the pediatric gastroenterology unit at Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital during a 6-month period. Previous symptoms and those experienced before and after the HBT were assessed using a questionnaire and a validated pain scale...
August 17, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
Morris Gordon, John K MacDonald, Claire E Parker, Anthony K Akobeng, Adrian G Thomas
BACKGROUND: Constipation within childhood is an extremely common problem. Despite the widespread use of osmotic and stimulant laxatives by health professionals to manage constipation in children, there has been a long standing paucity of high quality evidence to support this practice. OBJECTIVES: We set out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of osmotic and stimulant laxatives used to treat functional childhood constipation. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane IBD Group Specialized Trials Register from inception to 10 March 2016...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Irene Sonu, George Triadafilopoulos, Jerry D Gardner
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials of several new treatments for opioid-induced constipation (OIC), chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) have focused on differences between subjects relieved of constipation with placebo and active treatment. Patients and clinicians however, are more interested in the probability these treatments provide actual relief of constipation and its associated symptoms. METHODS: We searched the medical literature using MEDLINE and Cochrane central register of controlled trials...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
Alastair J Hutchison, Rosamund J Wilson, Svetlana Garafola, JBrian Copley
Despite 10 years of postmarketing safety monitoring of the phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate, concerns about aluminium-like accumulation and toxicity persist. Here we present a concise overview of the safety profile of lanthanum carbonate and interim results from a 5-year observational database study (SPD405-404; identifier: NCT00567723). The pharmacokinetic paradigms of lanthanum and aluminium are different in that lanthanum is minimally absorbed and eliminated via the hepatobiliary pathway, whereas aluminium shows appreciable absorption and is eliminated by the kidneys...
August 1, 2016: Nephrology
Alan A Saber, Saeed Shoar, Mahmoud W Almadani, Natan Zundel, Mohammed J Alkuwari, Moataz M Bashah, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: The intragastric balloon (IGB) is an adjunctive treatment for obesity. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of IGB treatment by reviewing randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A total of 20 RCTs involving 1195 patients were identified. Weight loss results before and after 3 months were analyzed separately. The weight loss results of patients with and without IGB treatment were compared. RESULTS: Our meta-analysis calculated the following significant effect sizes: 1...
July 27, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Mousa A M Ismail, Dina M H El-Akkad, Enas M A Rizk, Hala M El-Askary, Ayman A El-Badry
Giardia lamblia (G. lamblia) is the most worldwide prevailing intestinal parasite, notorious for its broad range of seasonal and age-related prevalence. The potentially lethal nature of giardiasis makes it essential that the seasonality, the groups at risk, and other potential risk factors are identified. The present molecular epidemiological study was designed to determine the genetic diversity of G. lamblia infection, taking into account seasonal peaks, age distribution, and associated symptoms in a cohort of Egyptian diarrheic patients...
November 2016: Parasitology Research
Korosh Shahbazi, Kamal Solati, Ali Hasanpour-Dehkordi
INTRODUCTION: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most prevalent gastroenterological disorders. IBS is characterized by abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and flatulence. Complementary therapy is a group of diverse therapeutic and health care systems products that are used in treatment of IBS. Hypnotherapy helps to alleviate the symptoms of a broad range of diseases and conditions. It can be used independently or along with other treatments. AIM: This study was conducted to compare therapeutic effect of hypnotherapy plus standard medical treatment and standard medical treatment alone on quality of life in patients with IBS...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
R Laatikainen, J Koskenpato, S-M Hongisto, J Loponen, T Poussa, M Hillilä, R Korpela
BACKGROUND: Grains are high in FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides And Polyols) and often considered as triggers of IBS symptoms. AIM: To evaluate if rye bread low in FODMAPs would be better tolerated than regular rye bread in subjects with IBS. METHODS: The study was conducted as a randomised double blind controlled cross-over study (n = 87). Participants were supplied with both regular rye bread and low-FODMAP rye bread for 4 weeks...
September 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Octavian Alexea, Vlad Bacarea, Núria Piqué
BACKGROUND: A medical device containing the film-forming agent reticulated protein and a prebiotic mixture of vegetable oligo- and polysaccharides has been developed, recently receiving European approval as MED class III for the treatment of chronic/functional or recidivant diarrhoea due to different causes including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In the present paper, we evaluate a protein preparation containing these components in comparison with placebo in adult patients with diarrhoea-predominant IBS...
June 2016: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Annelisa Silva E Alves de Carvalho Santos, Erika Aparecida da Silveira, Marianne Oliveira Falco, Max Weyler Nery, Marilia Dalva Turchi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Gastrointestinal symptoms are among the most frequent reported complaints by people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). Treatments that aim to attenuate these symptoms are important to avoid low adherence to antiretroviral therapy and to improve the quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of nutritional treatment and synbiotic use in PLWHA on reducing gastrointestinal symptoms. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial nested to an outpatient cohort was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of two treatments for gastrointestinal symptoms reduction in adult patients with antiretroviral therapy presenting at least one gastrointestinal symptom: 1) nutritional treatment + placebo (6 g maltodextrin) and 2) nutritional treatment + synbiotic (Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains + 6 g fructooligosaccharides)...
June 23, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Wathsala S Nanayakkara, Paula Ml Skidmore, Leigh O'Brien, Tim J Wilkinson, Richard B Gearry
This review summarizes the published clinical studies concerning the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) using restriction of Fermentable Oligosaccharide, Disaccharide, Monosaccharide, and Polyols in the diet (low FODMAP diet). In recent years, the data supporting low FODMAP diet for the management of IBS symptoms have emerged, including several randomized controlled trials, case-control studies, and other observational studies. Unlike most dietary manipulations tried in the past to alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms of IBS, all studies on low FODMAP diet have consistently shown symptomatic benefits in the majority of patients with IBS...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Z W Hu, J M Wu, Z G Wang, F Wang, M P Chen, Y Y Dong, X L Zhan, Y Zhang, S S Ma, C Zhang, C Yan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic reoperation for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) recurred form previous anti-reflux surgery. METHODS: Totally 19 patients received laparoscopic reoperation for symptomatic and anatomic recurred GERD in Department of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Rocket Force General Hospital from January 2008 to September 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 12 male and 7 female patients...
July 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
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