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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352004/therapeutic-application-of-an-extract-of-helicobacter-pylori-ameliorates-the-development-of-allergic-airway-disease
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Yolanda van Wijck, Stan de Kleijn, Gerrit John-Schuster, Tinne C J Mertens, Pieter S Hiemstra, Anne Müller, Hermelijn H Smits, Christian Taube
Epidemiological and experimental studies have shown that exposure to the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori, especially in early life, prevents the development of asthma. Recent mouse studies have shown that this protective effect does not require live bacteria and that treatment with an extract of H. pylori in neonates prevents the development of airway inflammation and goblet cell metaplasia. In the current study, the effect of administration of an extract of H. pylori was assessed in a therapeutic study design with application of the extract just prior to allergen challenge...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350665/laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-with-remnant-gastrectomy-in-a-super-super-obese-patient-with-gastric-metaplasia-a-surgical-hazard
#2
Francesco Tartamella, Gabriele Petracca, Andrea Romboli, Federico Marchesi
The endoscopic inaccessibility of the gastric remnant after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) for morbid obesity represents an important issue for patients with familiar history of gastric cancer (GC) or affected by premalignant lesions, such as intestinal metaplasia. If a different bariatric procedure is contraindicated, RYGBP with remnant gastrectomy represents a reasonable alternative, significantly reducing the risk of GC but potentially increasing postoperative morbidity. For this reason, only few cases have been reported in the recent Literature and none regarding a super-super obese patient...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348564/inhibition-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-under-serum-starvation-and-hypoxia-induces-adipocytic-transdifferentiation-in-human-leiomyoma-cells
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Hiroshi Harada, Yojiro Tsuda, Kei Yabuki, Eisuke Shiba, Kazuyoshi Uchihashi, Atsuji Matsuyama, Yoshihisa Fujino, Toru Hachisuga, Masanori Hisaoka
Fatty metamorphosis is an uncommon alteration in uterine leiomyoma (i.e., lipoleiomyoma), and the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain poorly understood. Because a conditional deletion of β-catenin, a major transducer of the canonical Wingless/integrated (WNT) pathway, in the developing mouse uterus can induce adipogenesis in the myometrium, it is hypothesized that inhibition of the WNT/β-catenin signaling may be also involved in the development of fat cells within uterine leiomyoma. In the current study, which was performed to address this point, intracytoplasmic lipid droplets were detectable in cultured human leiomyoma cells by treatment with a potent tankyrase inhibitor, XAV939, which antagonizes β-catenin, in a serum-starved culture medium without additional adipogenesis-inducing agents or supplements, and showed increasing accumulation in a time-dependent manner...
January 18, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346051/diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome-of-and-risk-factors-for-ophthalmic-disease-in-leopard-geckos-eublepharis-macularius-at-a-veterinary-teaching-hospital-52-cases-1985-2013
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K Tomo Wiggans, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, Christopher M Reilly, Claire Vergneau-Grosset, Philip H Kass, Steven R Hollingsworth
OBJECTIVE To describe diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of and risk factors for ophthalmic disease in leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) evaluated at a veterinary teaching hospital. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 112 of 144 (78%) leopard geckos that were evaluated at a veterinary teaching hospital in January 1985 through October 2013 and for which sufficient medical record information was available. PROCEDURES Information from medical records was used to identify leopard geckos with ophthalmic disease, characterize cases, and determine risk factors for the presence of ophthalmic disease...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345968/mature-gastric-chief-cells-are-not-required-for-the-development-of-metaplasia
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Hiroto Kinoshita, Yoku Hayakawa, Zhengchuan Niu, Mitsuru Konishi, Masahiro Hata, Mayo Tsuboi, Yuki Hayata, Yohko Hikiba, Sozaburo Ihara, Hayato Nakagawa, Yoshihiro Hirata, Timothy C Wang, K Koike
During human gastric carcinogenesis, intestinal metaplasia (IM) is frequently seen in the atrophic stomach. In mice, a distinct type of metaplasia known as spasmolytic polypeptide-expressing metaplasia (SPEM) is found in several inflammatory and genetically engineered models. Given the diversity of long- and short-term models of mouse SPEM, it remains unclear whether all models have a shared or distinct molecular mechanism. The origin of SPEM in mice is currently under debate. It is postulated that stem or progenitor cells acquire genetic alterations that then supply metaplastic cell clones, while the possibility of transdifferentiation or dedifferentiation from mature gastric chief cells has also been suggested...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343623/identifying-dna-methylation-biomarkers-for-non-endoscopic-detection-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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Helen R Moinova, Thomas LaFramboise, James D Lutterbaugh, Apoorva Krishna Chandar, John Dumot, Ashley Faulx, Wendy Brock, Omar De la Cruz Cabrera, Kishore Guda, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Prasad G Iyer, Marcia I Canto, Jean S Wang, Nicholas J Shaheen, Prashanti N Thota, Joseph E Willis, Amitabh Chak, Sanford D Markowitz
We report a biomarker-based non-endoscopic method for detecting Barrett's esophagus (BE) based on detecting methylated DNAs retrieved via a swallowable balloon-based esophageal sampling device. BE is the precursor of, and a major recognized risk factor for, developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. Endoscopy, the current standard for BE detection, is not cost-effective for population screening. We performed genome-wide screening to ascertain regions targeted for recurrent aberrant cytosine methylation in BE, identifying high-frequency methylation within the CCNA1 locus...
January 17, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342458/glucocorticoids-modulate-th1-and-th2-responses-in-asthmatic-mouse-models-by-inhibition-of-notch1-signaling
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Chengping Hu, Zhifang Li, Juntao Feng, Yongjun Tang, Ling Qin, Xinyue Hu, Yan Zhang, Ruoxi He
BACKGROUND: Notch1 has been linked to the pathogenesis of asthma due to its contribution on Th1/Th2 imbalance. γ-Secretase inhibitor (GSI) acts as an effective blocker of Notch1 signaling. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the most effective anti-inflammatory drugs for asthma. The present study investigated the involvement of the Notch1 pathway in the anti-inflammatory effect of GCs and its association with Th1/Th2 balance. METHODS: The asthma model was established in BALB/c mice by sensitization with ovalbumin (OVA)...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342404/association-between-severity-of-liver-disease-frequency-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-degree-of-gastric-lesion-in-egyptian-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Amal A Mohamed, Amal A Elshimy, Abir O El Sadik, Elham Ezzat, Mona Nasar, Shereen S M Elshaer, Moataz M Sayed
The relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, severity of liver disease, frequency of Helicobacter pylori infection, and degree of gastric lesions was not yet fully investigated in Egyptian patients. The present work was performed on 100 Egyptian patients with HBV from the National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Institute and 70 healthy volunteers as control group. The participants were subjected to full medical history taking, clinical examination, and laboratory investigations. All patients were positive for HBV surface antigen (HBV sAg), HBV DNA, and negative for hepatitis C virus antibodies...
January 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341228/bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-neutrophilia-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-pulmonary-lesions-during-equine-asthma-exacerbations
#9
M Bullone, P Joubert, A Gagné, J-Pierre Lavoie, P Hélie
BACKGROUND: The severe form of equine asthma is associated with pathological changes of the peripheral airways and pulmonary parenchyma that are only partly described. Also, the relationship between these structural alterations and the percentage of neutrophils found within the airway lumen, assessed by bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) cytology, remains ill-defined. OBJECTIVE: To examine the histological lesions associated with equine asthma during disease exacerbation and remission, and their relationship with lung function and BALF neutrophilia...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334683/epigenetic-silencing-of-the-mlh1-promoter-in-relation-to-the-development-of-gastric-cancer-and-its-use-as-a-biomarker-for-patients-with-microsatellite-instability-a-systematic-analysis
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Guimei Hu, Lijun Qin, Xinjun Zhang, Guoliang Ye, Tao Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Human mutL homolog 1 (MLH1) promoter methylation was reported in gastric cancer (GC). This study determined the clinicopathological, prognostic, and diagnostic effects of MLH1 promoter methylation in GC. METHODS: The combined odds ratio (OR) or hazard ratio (HR) and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve (AUC) were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 4654 GC patients and 3669 non-malignant controls were identified in this systematic analysis...
January 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327262/risk-of-neoplastic-progression-among-patients-with-an-irregular-z-line-on-long-term-follow-up
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David Itskoviz, Zohar Levi, Doron Boltin, Alex Vilkin, Yifat Snir, Rachel Gingold-Belfer, Yaron Niv, Iris Dotan, Ram Dickman
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a known complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In a previous study, we described a high prevalence of intestinal metaplasia (IM) in patients with an irregular Z line. However, the clinical importance of this finding is unclear. GOALS: To evaluate the long-term development of BE and relevant complications in patients diagnosed with an irregular Z line, with or without IM, on routine esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD)...
January 11, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323077/epidermoid-cyst-of-the-renal-pelvis-masquerading-as-malignancy
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Dinesh Pradhan, Gabriela Quiroga-Garza, Ronald Hrebinko, Rajiv Dhir, Anil V Parwani
Epidermoid cyst of the renal pelvis is exceptionally rare. The histogenetic mechanism has not been well characterized. Herein, we report a case of intrarenal epidermoid cyst in a 62-year-old woman who had undergone left nephrolithotomy for a staghorn calculus. She was being followed up for bilateral renal cysts when a complex mass was noted arising from the lower pole of the left kidney. Renal ultrasound showed a small left kidney with a solid vascular echogenic mass. A laparoscopic radical nephrectomy was performed...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322252/-cystic-lesions-of-the-jaws
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D Baumhoer, S Höller
Cystic lesions of the jaws comprise a spectrum of inflammatory, developmental and neoplastic changes that can clinically appear strikingly similar. Squamous cell metaplasia due to superinfection can further blur the histologic hallmarks of the individual lesions. In this article an overview of the most important differential diagnoses and the novelties of the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) classification on head and neck tumours released in early 2017 is provided. In contrast to the previous edition, odontogenic cysts have been re-introduced and several changes in terminology and taxonomy have been complemented...
January 10, 2018: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317709/increased-abundance-of-clostridium-and-fusobacterium-in-gastric-microbiota-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer-in-taiwan
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Yung-Yu Hsieh, Shui-Yi Tung, Hung-Yu Pan, Chih-Wei Yen, Huang-Wei Xu, Ying-Jhen Lin, Yi-Fang Deng, Wan-Ting Hsu, Cheng-Shyong Wu, Chin Li
Helicobacter pylori is recognised as a main risk factor for gastric cancer. However, approximately half of the patients with gastritis are negative for H. pylori infection, and the abundance of H. pylori decreases in patients with cancer. In the current study, we profiled gastric epithelium-associated bacterial species in patients with gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, and gastric cancer to identify additional potential pathogenic bacteria. The overall composition of the microbiota was similar between the patients with gastritis and those with intestinal metaplasia...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316435/molecular-predictors-of-gastric-neoplastic-progression
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Paul Lochhead, Emad M El-Omar
In this issue of Cancer Cell, Huang et al. describe comprehensive genetic and epigenetic profiling of gastric intestinal metaplasia lesions from a longitudinal cohort in which outcome data allowed for identification of potential markers of gastric neoplastic progression.
January 8, 2018: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315971/levels-of-malondialdehyde-in-the-gastric-juice-its-association-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-stomach-diseases
#16
Yao-Kuang Wang, Wei-Chih Chiang, Fu-Chen Kuo, Meng-Chieh Wu, Hsiang-Yao Shih, Sophie S W Wang, Chung-Jung Liu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu, Wei-Wen Su, Yeou-Lih Huang
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection causes elevation of lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde (MDA) and this association may be due to the bacterium causing reactive oxygen species-mediated damage to DNA in the gastric epithelium. The aim of this study was to investigate the gastric juice MDA levels in relation to H. pylori infection and associated gastric diseases. METHODS: Gastric juice samples were obtained from 117 patients undergoing endoscopy, and gastric juice MDA levels were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system...
January 5, 2018: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313515/pathological-overview-of-chronic-gastritis-in-senegal-results-of-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-endoscopies
#17
K Doh, I Thiam, A Halim, R C A Takin, G Woto-Gaye
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of gastritis in upper endoscopies performed for clinical signs suggestive of gastritis among 100 patients in a tropical country. Chronic gastritis (CG) was present among 81%, including CG due to Helicobacter pylori (n = 61, 75.3%), reactive CG (n = 14), and autoimmune CG (n = 6). The gastritis was located in the stomach antrum (55.7%, n = 40), fundus (3.3%, n = 2), or both (41% n = 25). Median age at diagnosis was 35 years (14/80). This CG was associated with signs of stomach activity (27...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312838/pyloric-gland-metaplasia-of-the-ileocecal-valve-clinicopathologic-correlates-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
Daryl Ramai, Kinesh Changela, Madhavi Reddy
Pyloric gland metaplasia of the ileocecal valve, in the setting of Crohn's disease, is an unusual clinical entity. Though its etiology and pathogenesis remains unclear, metaplastic changes have been associated with chronic inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease. Herein, we report a case of a 23-year-old male who presented for surveillance colonoscopy after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease four years ago. Diagnostic colonoscopy revealed stenosis of the ileocecal valve as well as a 5 mm polypoid circumferential non-obstructing lesion...
November 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312733/longitudinal-study-of-esophageal-mucosal-damage-after-esophagectomy-and-gastric-interposition-relationship-between-reflux-related-mucosal-injury-and-notch-signaling
#19
Yong Yuan, Tie-Jun Tong, Xiao-Xi Zeng, Yu-Shang Yang, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Yun-Cang Wang, Jun-He Gou, Long-Qi Chen
Background: Esophagectomy with gastric interposition could serve as a good human reflux model to study the molecular pathogenesis of esophageal mucosal damage induced by gastroesophageal reflux. This study was to investigate the role of Notch signaling in reflux injury of esophageal mucosa. Methods: Patients undergoing Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy for early stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma were included. Follow-ups were scheduled at 6, 18, 36 and 48 months postoperatively, including reflux symptom assessment, endoscopic and histological evaluation of esophageal mucosal damage...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305814/histopathology-findings-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
#20
Ammiel Martínez Canil, Angelo Iossa, Pietro Termine, Daniela Caporilli, Vincenzo Petrozza, Gianfranco Silecchia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has gained popularity in the last 10 years for its good results in weight loss and comorbidity control. However, guidelines on the pathological examination of the specimen are lacking. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the usefulness of the routine specimen examination when presurgery endoscopy (upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, UGIE) and multiple gastric biopsies are part of the preoperative work-up. METHODS: A retrospective review of records of the patients submitted to LSG between January 2012 and August 2017 was carried out...
January 5, 2018: Obesity Surgery
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