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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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...
August 24, 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
#5
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...
August 22, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762592/effect-of-intragastric-fodmap-infusion-on-upper-gastrointestinal-motility-gastrointestinal-and-psychological-symptoms-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-vs-healthy-controls
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I Masuy, L Van Oudenhove, J Tack, J R Biesiekierski
BACKGROUND: The low fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyol (FODMAP) diet is a treatment strategy to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Acute effects of FODMAPs on upper gastrointestinal motility are incompletely understood. Our objectives were to assess the acute effects of intragastric FODMAP infusions on upper gastrointestinal motility and gastrointestinal and psychological symptoms in healthy controls (HC) and IBS patients. METHODS: A high-resolution solid-state manometry probe and an infusion tube were positioned into the stomach...
August 1, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744920/anti-myocardial-ischemia-effect-and-components-of-litchi-pericarp-extracts
#8
Yanfen Chen, Huanqing Li, Shu Zhang, Chaoyan Yang, Ziying Mai, Xueyan Hu, Zhenhu Gao, Hong Deng
Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) is a famous fruit in south China, and it is also effective for chest tightness or chest pain, irritability, flatulence, epigastric pain and neuralgic pain, hernia pain and testicular swelling, cough, etc. It is valued because a great amount of polyphenol was found in litchi pericarp. In this paper, we got litchi pericarp pure extract by a simple purification method, then evaluated its activity to clear oxygen free radicals in vitro, and evaluated its myocardial protection effect in vivo through acute myocardial ischemia rat model...
July 26, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731144/dietary-fiber-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-review
#9
Magdy El-Salhy, Synne Otterasen Ystad, Tarek Mazzawi, Doris Gundersen
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder. It is widely believed that IBS is caused by a deficient intake of dietary fiber, and most physicians recommend that patients with IBS increase their intake of dietary fiber in order to relieve their symptoms. However, different types of dietary fiber exhibit marked differences in physical and chemical properties, and the associated health benefits are specific for each fiber type. Short-chain soluble and highly fermentable dietary fiber, such as oligosaccharides results in rapid gas production that can cause abdominal pain/discomfort, abdominal bloating/distension and flatulence in patients with IBS...
September 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724171/beta-glucan-inositol-and-digestive-enzymes-improve-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#10
R Spagnuolo, C Cosco, R M Mancina, G Ruggiero, P Garieri, V Cosco, P Doldo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the IBD Unit of the University of Catanzaro. Forty-three IBD patients with IBS symptoms were included in the study. IBD diagnosis was performed by clinical, endoscopic, histological and radiological criteria...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718236/dose-comparison-and-side-effect-profile-of-metformin-extended-release-versus-metformin-immediate-release
#11
Maliha Hameed, Khurshid Khan, Sadia Salman, Nasir Mehmood
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus type 2 is very common worldwide, with majority of cases in Asia Pacific region. Metformin is the first line therapy, along with lifestyle modification for all type 2 diabetics as recommended by ADA. Metformin is available as conventional Metformin Immediate Release (MIR) and Metformin Extended Release (MXR). Metformin XR has better gastrointestinal tolerability and fewer side effects as compared to Metformin IR, with similar efficacy regarding anti-hyperglycaemic effects...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710145/a-systematic-review-of-the-effects-of-polyols-on-gastrointestinal-health-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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REVIEW
Adrienne Lenhart, William D Chey
Polyols are sugar alcohols found in certain fruits, vegetables, and sugar-free sweeteners. They make up a component of the diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols, which is gaining popularity in the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the effects of polyols on the gastrointestinal tract in healthy men and women and in patients with IBS. Utilizing PubMed, Ovid, and Embase databases, we conducted a search on individual polyols and each of these terms: fermentation, absorption, motility, permeability, and gastrointestinal symptoms...
July 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703111/clinical-and-microbiological-aspects-of-the-use-of-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-pl1-strains-in-proctological-patients-with-symptoms-of-chronic-proctitis
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K Borycka-Kiciak, M Strus, P Pietrzak, K Wawiernia, D Mikołajczyk, M Gałęcka, P Heczko, W Tarnowski
Recurrent proctitis and the symptoms associated therewith pose significant clinical problem in proctological patients. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus PL1 strain on the clinical presentation and composition of intestinal microbiota in patients with symptoms of proctitis in the course of hemorrhoidal disease and diverticulosis. Material consisted of 24 patients in whom no complete clinical improvement could be obtained after the treatment of the underlying disease...
June 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702138/prevalence-and-clinical-features-of-cryptosporidium-infection-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Mohammad Ali Mohaghegh, Seyed Hossein Hejazi, Mohsen Ghomashlooyan, Hamed Kalani, Farzaneh Mirzaei, Mehdi Azami
AIM: This cross-sectional study aims to assess the prevalence of Cryptosporidium in hemodialysis patients compared with healthy individuals in central Iran from August 2014 to January 2015. BACKGROUND: Cryptosporidiosis is a major cause of acute and persistent diarrhea with significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients such as those undergoing renal dialysis. METHODS: Three stool samples were collected from 330 hemodialysis patients and 150 healthy individuals on 3 consecutive days...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652163/health-related-quality-of-life-after-radical-cystectomy-a-cross-sectional-study-with-matched-pair-analysis-on-ileal-conduit-versus-ileal-orthotopic-neobladder-diversion
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Maria Angela Cerruto, Carolina D'Elia, Salvatore Siracusano, Omar Saleh, Mauro Gacci, Giovanni Cacciamani, Vincenzo De Marco, Antonio Benito Porcaro, Matteo Balzarro, Mauro Niero, Cristina Lonardi, Massimo Iafrate, Pierfrancesco Bassi, Ciro Imbimbo, Marco Racioppi, Renato Talamini, Stefano Ciciliato, Sergio Serni, Marco Carini, Paolo Verze, Walter Artibani
OBJECTIVE: To examine the different and Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QoL) outcomes between ileal conduit (IC) vs. ileal-orthotopic-neobladder (IONB) in patients who underwent RC for primary BC, by using validated self-reported cancer-specific instruments. METHODS: This retrospective, cross sectional, multicentre cohort study included 148 and 171 patients who underwent RC with either IC or IONB with curative intent. HR-QoL was evaluated with QLQ.C-30 and BLM-30 EORTC questionnaires...
June 23, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592442/the-low-fodmap-diet-recent-advances-in-understanding-its-mechanisms-and-efficacy-in-ibs
#16
REVIEW
Heidi M Staudacher, Kevin Whelan
There is an intensifying interest in the interaction between diet and the functional GI symptoms experienced in IBS. Recent studies have used MRI to demonstrate that short-chain fermentable carbohydrates increase small intestinal water volume and colonic gas production that, in those with visceral hypersensitivity, induces functional GI symptoms. Dietary restriction of short-chain fermentable carbohydrates (the low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol (FODMAP) diet) is now increasingly used in the clinical setting...
August 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592440/rome-foundation-asian-working-team-report-asian-functional-gastrointestinal-disorder-symptom-clusters
#17
Kewin Tien Ho Siah, Xiaorong Gong, Xi Jessie Yang, William E Whitehead, Minhu Chen, Xiaohua Hou, Nitesh Pratap, Uday C Ghoshal, Ari F Syam, Murdani Abdullah, Myung-Gyu Choi, Young-Tae Bak, Ching-Liang Lu, Sutep Gonlachanvit, Chua Seng Boon, Fan Fang, Pui Kuan Cheong, Justin C Y Wu, Kok-Ann Gwee
OBJECTIVE: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are diagnosed by the presence of a characteristic set of symptoms. However, the current criteria-based diagnostic approach is to some extent subjective and largely derived from observations in English-speaking Western patients. We aimed to identify latent symptom clusters in Asian patients with FGID. DESIGN: 1805 consecutive unselected patients with FGID who presented for primary or secondary care to 11 centres across Asia completed a cultural and linguistic adaptation of the Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaire that was translated to the local languages...
June 7, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558864/a-randomized-crossover-trial-comparing-autotitrating-and-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-subjects-with-symptoms-of-aerophagia-effects-on-compliance-and-subjective-symptoms
#18
Teresa Shirlaw, Kevin Hanssen, Brett Duce, Craig Hukins
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefit and tolerance of autotitrating positive airway pressure (APAP) versus continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in subjects who experience aerophagia. METHODS: This is the report of a prospective, two-week, double-blinded, randomized crossover trial set in an Australian clinical sleep laboratory in a tertiary hospital. Fifty-six subjects who reported symptoms of aerophagia that they attributed to CPAP were recruited. Full face masks were used by 39 of the 56 subjects recruited...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558732/safety-and-tolerability-of-bifidobacterium-longum-subspecies-infantis-evc001-supplementation-in-healthy-term-breastfed-infants-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
#19
Jennifer T Smilowitz, Jackelyn Moya, Melissa A Breck, Chelsea Cook, Annette Fineberg, Kathleen Angkustsiri, Mark A Underwood
BACKGROUND: Historically, bifidobacteria were the dominant intestinal bacteria in breastfed infants. Still abundant in infants in developing nations, levels of intestinal bifidobacteria are low among infants in developed nations. Recent studies have described an intimate relationship between human milk and a specific subspecies of Bifidobacterium, B. longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis), yet supplementation of breastfed, healthy, term infants with this organism, has not been reported...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537136/feasibility-and-tolerability-of-daily-pulse-consumption-in-individuals-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#20
Alanna Baldwin, Peter Zahradka, Wendy Weighell, Randolph P Guzman, Carla G Taylor
The present study investigated the feasibility, tolerability, and adherence of daily consumption of whole pulses (dried beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas) by individuals with peripheral artery disease participating in an 8-week study. Study questionnaires and semi-structured interviews for 26 participants were used to determine prestudy pulse consumption and participants' experiences with respect to adherence, positive and negative effects, bowel routine, satiety, and enjoyment of the foods. Although the majority of participants rarely consumed pulses prior to the study, there was a high rate of adherence to daily consumption of the study foods for 8 weeks despite comments regarding study fatigue during the latter part of the study...
May 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
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