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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227695/implantable-gastric-electric-stimulator-with-automatic-daily-activity-compliance-reporting
#1
Eri Takami, Javier J Sanchez, Rose Province, Antonio J Torres, Eri Takami, Javier J Sanchez, Rose Province, Antonio J Torres, Eri Takami, Javier J Sanchez, Antonio J Torres, Rose Province
In order for any obesity therapy to be successful real behavior change by the individual is required. We present an implantable obesity therapy that combines gastric electrical stimulation for satiety with onboard sensors that provide self-monitoring for the patient and compliance reporting to the clinician. An algorithm for processing data from the onboard three axis accelerometer for use in physical activity monitoring was developed and validated. Four obese patients participated in a study where self-reported sleep and exercise was compared with the events detected by the implanted system, and two commercially available, wearable activity monitors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224027/helicobacter-pylori-caga-induced-interleukin-8-secretion-in-gastric-epithelial-cells
#2
Zeinab Fazeli, Masoud Alebouyeh, Mostafa Rezaei Tavirani, Masoumeh Azimirad, Abbas Yadegar
AIM: Since, contradictory data have been reported about the effect of diverse variants of H. pylori virulence factors on IL-8 induction, we aimed to analyze the effect of this diversity on levels of IL-8 secretion in AGS cell line. BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori colonizes the human stomach and induces the activation of inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin (IL)-8, in the gastric mucosa. This induction promotes neutrophil and monocyte recruitment that causes gastric tissue damage...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222218/reduced-inflammatory-responses-of-follicular-helper-t-cell-promote-the-development-of-regulatory-b-cells-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#3
Junfang Zhan, Liyu Huang, Haiyong Ma, Huan Chen, Yuan Yang, Sheng Tan, Wendy Song, Weiguo Zhao, Xiaojiang Dai
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective strategy in treating severe obesity and its comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the mechanism through which bariatric surgery mediates its benefits is not completely understood. Since obesity and T2D represent yet another inflammatory disease, and follicular helper T (Tfh) cells play important roles in inflammatory disorders, we investigated whether the Tfh activity was altered after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), one of the most common bariatric surgery procedures...
February 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213202/determinants-of-cough-effectiveness-in-patients-with-respiratory-muscle-weakness
#4
Franco Laghi, Veeranna Maddipati, Timothy Schnell, W Edwin Langbein, Martin J Tobin
Experiments were undertaken to mechanistically define expiratory-muscle contribution to effectiveness of cough while controlling glottic movement. We hypothesized that electrical abdominal-muscle stimulation in patients with respiratory-muscle weakness produces effective coughs only when glottic closure accompanies coughs. In ten spinal-cord-injury patients, esophago-gastric pressure and airflow were recorded during solicited-coughs, coughs augmented by abdominal-muscle stimulation, and passive open-glottis exhalations...
February 14, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202805/chenodeoxycholic-acid-stimulates-glucagon-like-peptide-1-secretion-in-patients-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#5
Signe Nielsen, Maria S Svane, Rune E Kuhre, Trine R Clausen, Viggo B Kristiansen, Jens F Rehfeld, Jens J Holst, Sten Madsbad, Kirstine N Bojsen-Moller
Postprandial secretion of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is enhanced after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), but the precise molecular mechanisms explaining this remain poorly understood. Plasma concentrations of bile acids (BAs) increase after RYGB, and BAs may act as molecular enhancers of GLP-1 secretion through activation of TGR5-receptors. We aimed to evaluate GLP-1 secretion after oral administration of the primary bile acid chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) and the secondary bile acid ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) (which are available for oral use) in RYGB-operated participants...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198428/acyl-ghrelin-induces-insulin-resistance-independently-of-gh-cortisol-and-free-fatty-acids
#6
Esben T Vestergaard, Niels Jessen, Niels Møller, Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen
Ghrelin produced in the gut stimulates GH and ACTH secretion from the pituitary and also stimulates appetite and gastric emptying. We have shown that ghrelin also induces insulin resistance via GH-independent mechanisms, but it is unknown if this effect depends on ambient fatty acid (FFA) levels. We investigated the impact of ghrelin and pharmacological antilipolysis (acipimox) on insulin sensitivity and substrate metabolism in 8 adult hypopituitary patients on stable replacement with GH and hydrocortisone using a 2 × 2 factorial design: Ghrelin infusion, saline infusion, ghrelin plus short-term acipimox, and acipimox alone...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190472/gastroprotective-and-anti-secretory-mechanisms-of-2-phenylquinoline-an-alkaloid-isolated-from-galipea-longiflora
#7
Eduardo Breviglieri, Luisa Mota da Silva, Thaise Boeing, Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Benhur Judah Cury, Alberto Gimenez, Valdir Cechinel Filho, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
BACKGROUND: We previously described the gastroprotective effect of 2-phenylquinoline (2-PQ), the main alkaloid isolated from the bark of Galipea longiflora (Rutaceae). However, despite the significant and promising results, the pharmacological mechanisms of the gastroprotection induced by 2-PQ have not been investigated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the mechanisms underlying the gastroprotective effects of 2-PQ. STUDY DESIGN: We used an in vivo mouse ulcer model and in vitro methodologies involving H⁺/K⁺-ATPase and L929 murine fibroblasts...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181428/new-potential-targets-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-and-hepatocytes
#8
Won Young Lee
It is well known that both insulin resistance and decreased insulin secretory capacity are important factors in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In addition to genetic factors, obesity and lipotoxicity can increase the risk of T2DM. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are novel antidiabetic drugs with multiple effects. They can stimulate glucose-dependent insulin secretion, inhibit postprandial glucagon release, delay gastric emptying, and induce pancreatic β-cell proliferation...
February 8, 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178559/bariatric-surgery-restores-gut-brain-signaling-to-reduce-fat-intake
#9
Stephanie Caligiuri, Paul J Kenny
Hankir and colleagues (2017) show that gastric bypass surgery in rats enhances the sensitivity of cells in the gut to dietary lipids. In turn, these cells signal to stimulate dopamine neurotransmission in the striatum to inhibit fat consumption. The findings have important implications for the development of non-invasive therapeutics for obesity.
February 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176788/decreased-expression-of-sting-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#10
Shushu Song, Peike Peng, Zhaoqing Tang, Junjie Zhao, Weicheng Wu, Haojie Li, Miaomiao Shao, Lili Li, Caiting Yang, Fangfang Duan, Mingming Zhang, Jie Zhang, Hao Wu, Can Li, Xuefei Wang, Hongshan Wang, Yuanyuan Ruan, Jianxin Gu
STING (stimulator of interferon genes) has recently been found to play an important role in host defenses against virus and intracellular bacteria via the regulation of type-I IFN signaling and innate immunity. Chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori is identified as the strongest risk factor for gastric cancer. Thus, we aim to explore the function of STING signaling in the development of gastric cancer. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect STING expression in 217 gastric cancer patients who underwent surgical resection...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168011/semipurified-ethyl-acetate-partition-of-methanolic-extract-of-melastoma-malabathricum-leaves-exerts-gastroprotective-activity-partly-via-its-antioxidant-antisecretory-anti-inflammatory-action-and-synergistic-action-of-several-flavonoid-based-compounds
#11
Noor Wahida Ismail Suhaimy, Ahmad Khusairi Noor Azmi, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Siti Farah Md Tohid, Manraj Singh Cheema, Lay Kek Teh, Mohd Zaki Salleh, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria
Recent study has demonstrated the gastroprotective activity of crude methanolic extract of M. malabathricum leaves. The present study evaluated the gastroprotective potential of semipurified extracts (partitions): petroleum ether, ethyl acetate (EAMM), and aqueous obtained from the methanolic extract followed by the elucidation of the gastroprotective mechanisms of the most effective partition. Using the ethanol-induced gastric ulcer assay, all partitions exerted significant gastroprotection, with EAMM being the most effective partition...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166771/glycemic-insulinemic-and-incretin-responses-after-oral-trehalose-ingestion-in-healthy-subjects
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Chiyo Yoshizane, Akiko Mizote, Mika Yamada, Norie Arai, Shigeyuki Arai, Kazuhiko Maruta, Hitoshi Mitsuzumi, Toshio Ariyasu, Shimpei Ushio, Shigeharu Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Trehalose is hydrolyzed by a specific intestinal brush-border disaccharidase (trehalase) into two glucose molecules. In animal studies, trehalose has been shown to prevent adipocyte hypertrophy and mitigate insulin resistance in mice fed a high-fat diet. Recently, we found that trehalose improved glucose tolerance in human subjects. However, the underlying metabolic responses after trehalose ingestion in humans are not well understood. Therefore, we examined the glycemic, insulinemic and incretin responses after trehalose ingestion in healthy Japanese volunteers...
February 6, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164463/impact-of-the-feedback-provided-by-a-gastric-electrical-stimulation-system-on-eating-behavior-and-physical-activity-levels
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Luca Busetto, Antonio J Torres, Salvador Morales-Conde, Isaias Alarcón Del Agua, Carlo Moretto, Paola Fierabracci, Giuseppe Rovera, Gianni Segato, Miguel A Rubio, Franco Favretti
OBJECTIVE: The closed-loop gastric electrical stimulation (CLGES) abiliti(®) system provides tailored gastric electrical stimulation activated by food entry into the stomach and sensor-based data to medical professionals. The aim of this study was to analyze behavior changes using sensor-based food intake and activity data in participants treated with the CLGES system. METHODS: Food intake and activity data (3D accelerometer) were downloaded at baseline and monthly/bimonthly for 12 months in a subset of patients with obesity (N = 45) participating in a multicenter trial with CLGES...
February 6, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163260/central-and-peripheral-effects-of-transcutaneous-acupuncture-treatment-for-nausea-in-patients-with-diabetic-gastroparesis
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Irene Sarosiek, Gengqing Song, Yan Sun, Hugo Sandoval, Stephen Sands, Jiande Chen, Richard W McCallum
Background/Aims: Nausea, an unpleasant symptom of diabetic gastroparesis (DMGP), has been reported to be alleviated by needleless transcutaneous electrical acupuncture (TEA). Our study was designed to utilize electroencephalography (EEG) and electrogastrography (EGG) recordings to investigate the central and peripheral responses of TEA in the treatment of nausea in DMGP patients. Methods: Eleven DMGP subjects underwent simultaneous EEG and EGG testing while grading the severity of nausea following 30-minute intervals of: (1) baseline, (2) visual stimulation (VS) to provoke more nausea, (3) active VS together with TEA, and (4) TEA alone, and a final 15-minute recording without any intervention...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148734/cutting-edge-helicobacter-pylori-induces-nuclear-hypersegmentation-and-subtype-differentiation-of-human-neutrophils-in-vitro
#15
Laura C Whitmore, Megan N Weems, Lee-Ann H Allen
Helicobacter pylori infects the human stomach and causes a spectrum of disease that includes gastritis, peptic ulcers, and gastric adenocarcinoma. A chronic, neutrophil-rich inflammatory response characterizes this infection. It is established that H. pylori stimulates neutrophil chemotaxis and a robust respiratory burst, but other aspects of this interaction are incompletely defined. We demonstrate here that H. pylori induces N1-like subtype differentiation of human neutrophils as indicated by profound nuclear hypersegmentation, a CD62L(dim), CD16(bright), CD11b(bright), CD66b(bright), CD63(bright) surface phenotype, proinflammatory cytokine secretion, and cytotoxicity...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147471/recent-trends-in-endoscopic-bariatric-therapies
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REVIEW
Hyuk Soon Choi, Hoon Jai Chun
Obesity and its associated metabolic diseases including diabetes mellitus are severe medical problems that are increasing in prevalence worldwide and result in significant healthcare expenses. While behavioral and pharmacological treatment approaches are partly effective in the short term, their effects are not long-lasting. Although previous studies have described bariatric surgery as the most effective treatment for obesity, it is associated with morbidity, mortality, and economic burden. Endoluminal interventions performed entirely using gastrointestinal flexible endoscopy offer alternative approaches to the treatment of obesity that are safer and more cost-effective than current surgical approaches...
January 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139747/roxatidine-attenuates-mast-cell-mediated-allergic-inflammation-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-p38-mapk-activation
#17
Minho Lee, Na Young Lee, Kyung-Sook Chung, Se-Yun Cheon, Kyung-Tae Lee, Hyo-Jin An
Roxatidine is an active metabolite of roxatidine acetate hydrochloride which is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. In this study, we investigated the anti-allergic inflammatory effects and the underlying molecular mechanism of roxatidine in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore (PMACI)-stimulated human mast cells-1 (HMC-1), compound 48/80-induced anaphylactic animal model and chemical allergen-induced contact hypersensitivity (CHS) models. Roxatidine suppressed the mRNA and protein expression of inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-1β in PMACI-stimulated HMC-1 and compound 48/80-induced anaphylactic mice...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137422/the-lncrna-uca1-interacts-with-mir-182-to-modulate-glioma-proliferation-and-migration-by-targeting-iaspp
#18
Zongze He, Yujue Wang, Guangfu Huang, Qi Wang, Dongdong Zhao, Longyi Chen
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) urothelial carcinoma associated 1 (UCA1) has been reported to be involved in the development and progression of many types of tumors including breast cancer, gastric cancer, and bladder cancer. However, the exact effects and molecular mechanisms of UCA1 in glioma progression remain unclear up to now. In this study, we firstly found that UCA1 was upregulated in glioma tumor samples and negatively correlated with survival time. Then, we investigated the role of UCA1 in human glioma cell lines...
January 27, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133289/-radical-operation-performed-on-a-gastric-cancer-patient-with-cold-agglutinin-disease-a-case-report
#19
Yusuke Wakasa, Naoki Wajima, Harue Akasaka, Takahiro Muroya, Kensuke Okano, Eri Yoshida, Kenichi Hakamada
A 56-year-old man with no abnormalmedicalhistory was admitted to our hospitalfor gastric cancer surgery. The preoperative laboratory tests indicated anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, hemagglutinin reaction, and a markedly high cold agglutinin titer; thus, we diagnosed the patient with cold agglutinin disease(CAD). Although perioperative complications caused by cold stimulation were suspected, we decided that it was possible to perform the operation under robust intraoperative conditions avoiding exposure to cold temperatures, and thus performed the radical operation...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128735/expression-analysis-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-13-in-human-gastric-cancer-in-the-presence-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#20
Shoaleh Sheibani, Reihaneh Alsadat Mahmoudian, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Jamshidkhan Chamani, Bahram Memar, Mehran Gholamin
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) can degrade essentially the extracellular matrix (ECM) components. MMPs are important regulators of tumor growth; hence the enzymes are considered as important targets for cancer therapy. MMP-13 is specially activated in gastric cancer and promotes the invasiveness of the primary tumors. Helicobacter Pylori (H.pylori) interacts with gastric epithelial cells and stimulates it to produce MMP-13in vitro. OBJECTIVE: The relation between MMP-13 gene expression and clinicopathological characteristics of gastric cancer in the presence of H...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
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