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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198008/vulvar-infections-beyond-sexually-transmitted-infections
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REVIEW
Rachel M Cymerman, Rachel Kaplan Hoffmann, Panta Rouhani Schaffer, Miriam Keltz Pomeranz
The vulva is an under-studied area of the female genitourinary tract which is prone to maceration, overgrowth of organisms, and atypical presentations of common dermatologic conditions. In current practice, dermatologists must recognize and manage vulvar infections and infestations beyond the more commonly recognized sexually transmitted infections. Herein, this article reviews the literature on a selection of under-recognized viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic vulvar infections and infestations.
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191721/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-and-celiac-disease-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-with-pooled-data-analysis
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G Losurdo, A Marra, E Shahini, B Girardi, F Giorgio, A Amoruso, A Pisani, D Piscitelli, M Barone, M Principi, A Di Leo, E Ierardi
BACKGROUND: A link between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and celiac disease (CD) has been hypothesized. METHODS: Literature search was performed in main medical databases. Methods of analysis/inclusion criteria were based on Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses recommendations. The end-point was to estimate, by a pooled-data analysis, SIBO prevalence in CD. Proportions/percentages and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated by inverse variance method, whereas odd ratios (OR) and their 95% CI were estimated, where available, based on the Mantel-Haenszel method...
February 12, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170403/longitudinal-assessment-of-sputum-microbiome-by-sequencing-of-the-16s-rrna-gene-in-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-patients
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Michael J Cox, Elena M Turek, Catherine Hennessy, Ghazala K Mirza, Phillip L James, Meg Coleman, Andrew Jones, Robert Wilson, Diana Bilton, William O C Cookson, Miriam F Moffatt, Michael R Loebinger
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is accompanied by chronic bronchial infection that may drive disease progression. However, the evidence base for antibiotic therapy is limited. DNA based methods offer better identification and quantification of microbial constituents of sputum than standard clinical culture and may help inform patient management strategies. Our study objective was to determine the longitudinal variability of the non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis microbiome in sputum with respect to clinical variables...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167127/-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-the-role-of-microbiota-in-thyroid-hormone-metabolism-and-enterohepatic-recycling
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Camilla Virili, Marco Centanni
The gut microbiota is composed of over 1200 species of anaerobes and aerobes bacteria along with bacteriophages, viruses and fungal species. Increasing evidence indicates that the intestinal microbiota, beside digestive equilibrium, is also crucial for immunologic, hormonal and metabolic homeostasis. The intestinal microbiota interacts with distant organs by signals which may be part of the bacteria themselves or their metabolites. Dysbiosis has been observed in inflammatory or autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis or type 1 diabetes as well as in obesity and type 2 diabetes...
February 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164845/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-and-other-intestinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Uday C Ghoshal, Ujjala Ghoshal
Gut microbiota is the largest organ of the human body. Although growth of bacteria more than 10(5) colony forming unit (CFU) per milliliter in culture of upper gut aspirate is used to diagnosis small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), 10(3) CFU or more is being considered to suggest the diagnosis, particularly if colonic type bacteria are present in the upper gut. Although neither very sensitive nor specific, hydrogen breath tests are widely used to diagnose SIBO. Rifaximin is the best treatment for SIBO due to its broad spectrum, lack of systemic absorption, and safety profile...
March 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149017/malabsorption-orocecal-transit-time-and-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-connection
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S V Rana, Aastha Malik, Sanjay K Bhadada, Naresh Sachdeva, Rajesh Kumar Morya, Gaurav Sharma
Type 2 diabetes mellitus consists of dysfunctions characterized by hyperglycemia and resulting from combination of resistance to insulin action and inadequate insulin secretion. Most of diabetic patients report significant gastrointestinal symptoms. Entire GI tract can be affected by diabetes from oral cavity to large bowel and anorectal region. Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and most fluids are absorbed in small intestine. Malabsorption may occurs when proper absorption of nutrients does not take place due to bacterial overgrowth or altered gut motility...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134688/progress-with-treating-the-microbial-dysbiosis-associated-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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James S Pearson, Peter J Whorwell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Microbial dysbiosis is receiving increasing attention as possibly being important in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome. This review will summarize the most recent literature addressing attempts to explore and target the microbiome in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: Manipulation of the intestinal microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome is receiving increasing attention. Traditionally, dietary manipulation has been utilized...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134633/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-is-associated-with-concurrent-intestinal-inflammation-but-not-with-systemic-inflammation-in-crohn-s-disease-patients
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José E R Ricci, Liliana A Chebli, Tarsila C D R Ribeiro, Antonio C S Castro, Pedro D Gaburri, Fabio H D L Pace, Kátia V B D Barbosa, Lincoln E V V D C Ferreira, Maria D C F Passos, Carla Malaguti, Álvaro H D A Delgado, Jacqueline D Campos, André R Coelho, Julio M F Chebli
GOALS: We studied the prevalence and predictors of small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in Crohn's disease (CD) outpatients and the relationship between SIBO and intestinal and/or systemic inflammation. BACKGROUND: The relationship of SIBO with systemic and intestinal inflammation in CD patients is unclear. STUDY: In this cross-sectional study, conducted between June, 2013 and January, 2015, 92 CD patients and 97 controls with nonchronic gastrointestinal complaints were assessed for the presence of SIBO using the H2/CH4 glucose breath test...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130375/selection-of-a-cut-off-for-high-and-low-methane-producers-using-a-spot-methane-breath-test-results-from-a-large-north-american-dataset-of-hydrogen-methane-and-carbon-dioxide-measurements-in-breath
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Klaus Gottlieb, Chenxiong Le, Vince Wacher, Joe Sliman, Christine Cruz, Tyler Porter, Stephen Carter
BACKGROUND: Levels of breath methane, together with breath hydrogen, are determined by means of repeated collections of both, following ingestion of a carbohydrate substrate, at 15-20 minutes intervals, until 10 samples have been obtained. The frequent sampling is required to capture a rise of hydrogen emissions, which typically occur later in the test: in contrast, methane levels are typically elevated at baseline. If methane emissions represent the principal objective of the test, a spot methane test (i...
January 27, 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099388/valproic-acid-mitigates-the-inflammatory-response-and-prevents-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-murine-model-of-escherichia-coli-pneumonia-at-the-expense-of-bacterial-clearance
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George Kasotakis, Manuel Galvan, Elizabeth King, Beda Sarkar, Arthur Stucchi, Joseph P Mizgerd, Peter A Burke, Daniel Remick
BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACI) are members of a family of epigenetic modifying agents with broad anti-inflammatory properties. These anti-inflammatory properties may have important therapeutic implications in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). However, administration of HDACI may create an immunosuppressive environment conducive to bacterial growth. Accordingly, the aim of the current study is to investigate the effect of HDACI Valproic Acid (VPA) on host inflammatory response and bacterial burden in a murine model of E...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078798/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-rifaximin-is-effective-and-safe-for-the-treatment-of-small-intestine-bacterial-overgrowth
#11
REVIEW
L Gatta, C Scarpignato
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a heterogeneous syndrome, characterised by an increased number and/or abnormal type of bacteria in the small bowel. Over the past decades, rifaximin has gained popularity for this indication despite its use is not evidence based. AIM: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarise evidence about the efficacy and safety of rifaximin to eradicate SIBO in adult patients. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CCRCT, Scopus and Web of Science were searched from inception to March 16, 2015 for RCTs and observational studies...
January 12, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062871/-chronic-diarrhea-in-the-diabetic-a-review-of-the-literature
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Juan Sebastián Frías Ordoñez, William Otero Regino
The association of diarrhea with diabetes mellitus has been known for more than 70 years. In diabetic patients its prevalence is around 20%.Its clinical manifestations are diverse, and represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.There are certain diagnoses of higher prevalence in diabetic patients than in the general population.The different related etiologies can be adequately diagnosed through the clinical history and complementary diagnostic tests.The medications used by the diabetic patient to manage their disease often cause chronic diarrhea, so the pharmacological background should be studied at the time of the study of diarrhea...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044237/relationship-between-plasma-levels-of-zonulin-bacterial-lipopolysaccharides-d-lactate-and-markers-of-inflammation-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Joanna Ficek, Katarzyna Wyskida, Rafał Ficek, Jarosław Wajda, Dariusz Klein, Joanna Witkowicz, Sylwia Rotkegel, Urszula Spiechowicz-Zatoń, Joanna Kocemba-Dyczek, Jarosław Ciepał, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
BACKGROUND: Increased permeability of the intestinal wall and intestinal dysbiosis may contribute to chronic systemic inflammation, one of the causes of accelerated atherosclerosis and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality burden in patients with chronic kidney disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between markers of intestinal permeability and inflammation in haemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: Plasma concentration of zonulin, haptoglobin, TNFα, IL6, D-lactates and bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) was assessed in blood samples obtained after overnight fast before midweek morning HD session in 150 stable, prevalent HD patients...
January 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040175/impact-of-nacl-reduction-on-lactic-acid-bacteria-during-fermentation-of-nocellara-del-belice-table-olives
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Paola Zinno, Barbara Guantario, Giuditta Perozzi, Gianni Pastore, Chiara Devirgiliis
Table olives are widely consumed worldwide but, due to the presence of NaCl in fermenting brines, they contain high levels of sodium. A promising strategy to lower sodium content is the reduction or substitution of NaCl in brines with other chlorides. However, these procedures may impact safety, spoilage, as well as quality and technological properties, including the evolution and final composition of the fermenting microbiota. In the present work the effects of partially replacing NaCl with KCl in fermenting brines on the microbiological quality of Nocellara del Belice olives produced by Spanish style (Sivigliano) or Castelvetrano methods have been analyzed...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030512/risk-of-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-with-chronic-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-children
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Kristen Cares, Namir Al-Ansari, Suhasini Macha, Najeeb Zoubi, Hazim Zaghloul, Ron Thomas, Patricia Lalinsky, Mohammad El-Baba
BACKGROUND: Some theorize that prolonged use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Chronic acid suppression and resultant hypochlorhydria may lead to an altered intraluminal environment, which, in turn, may promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine. A handful of studies measured the risk of SIBO in adults taking PPIs and obtained mixed results; however, this risk has not been exclusively measured in children...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013205/clinical-correlates-of-faecal-incontinence-in-systemic-sclerosis-identifying-therapeutic-avenues
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Nicolas Richard, Marie Hudson, Geneviève Gyger, Murray Baron, Evelyn Sutton, Nader Khalidi, Janet E Pope, Nathalie Carrier, Maggie Larché, Alexandra Albert, Paul R Fortin, Carter Thorne, Ariel Masetto
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to establish the prevalence and severity of faecal incontinence (FI) in SSc, its association with other intestinal manifestations and potential predictors of FI, and its impact on quality of life. METHODS: A multicentre, cross-sectional study of 298 SSc subjects followed in the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group cohort was performed using validated questionnaires: Jorge-Wexner score (an FI severity scale), Bristol stool scale (a visual scale of stool consistency) and FI Quality-of-Life scale...
December 24, 2016: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976432/trichobacteriosis-axillaris-caused-by-dermabacter-hominis
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Jorge Larrondo, Lorena Porte, Marianne Gosch, Raúl Cabrera, Thomas Weitzel
Trichobacteriosis is a frequent superficial bacterial infection of the hair, mainly affecting sweat gland bearing areas such as axillae and genital region, and also rarely the scalp.(1-3) The disease is characterized by bacterial overgrowth forming nodular concretions, usually of yellow color (infrequently black or reddish), which are firmly attached to the hair shaft.(1,4) Clinical hallmarks are rancid, acidic odor, unpleasant "dirty" sensation, and staining of clothes. Although most cases have been associated to different species of corynebacteria, the full etiologic spectrum of this infection is uncertain ...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973989/prospective-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-effects-of-saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-and-amoxicillin-clavulanate-or-the-combination-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-healthy-volunteers
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Toufic A Kabbani, Kumar Pallav, Scot E Dowd, Javier Villafuerte-Galvez, Rohini R Vanga, Natalia E Castillo, Joshua Hansen, Melinda Dennis, Daniel A Leffler, Ciarán P Kelly
Probiotics are believed to be beneficial in maintaining a healthy gut microbiota whereas antibiotics are known to induce dysbiosis. This study aimed to examine the effects of the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 (SB), the antibiotic Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (AC) and the combination on the microbiota and symptoms of healthy humans. Healthy subjects were randomized to one of 4 study groups: SB for 14 days, AC for 7 days, SB plus AC, Control (no treatment). Participants gave stool samples and completed gastro-intestinal symptom questionnaires...
December 14, 2016: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966036/the-underlying-ecological-processes-of-gut-microbiota-among-cohabitating-retarded-overgrown-and-normal-shrimps
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Jinbo Xiong, Wenfang Dai, Jinyong Zhu, Keshao Liu, Chunming Dong, Qiongfen Qiu
Increasing evidence of tight links among the gut microbiota, obesity, and host health has emerged, but knowledge of the ecological processes that shape the variation in microbial assemblages across growth rates remains elusive. Moreover, inadequately control for differences in factors that profoundly affect the gut microbial community, hampers evaluation of the gut microbiota roles in regulating growth rates. To address this gap, we evaluated the composition and ecological processes of the gut bacterial community in cohabitating retarded, overgrown, and normal shrimps from identically managed ponds...
December 13, 2016: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965643/the-minor-flagellin-of-campylobacter-jejuni-flab-confers-defensive-properties-against-bacteriophage-infection
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Lukas Lis, Ian F Connerton
A screen of bacteriophages infecting a panel of Campylobacter jejuni PT14 gene knock-out mutants identified a role for the minor flagellin encoded by the flaB gene, in the defense of the host against CP8unalikevirus bacteriophage CP_F1 infection. Inactivation of the flaB gene resulted in an increase in the susceptibility of PT14 cultures to infection by CP_F1 and an increase in bacteriophage yields. Infection of wild type PT14 with CP_F1 produces turbid plaques in bacterial lawns, from which 78% of the resistant isolates recovered exhibit either attenuation or complete loss of motility...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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