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Toshiyuki Takahashi, Yasuyuki Sato, Takeshi Yamazaki, Asako Hayashi, Takayuki Okamoto
BACKGROUND: Most patients with congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) exhibit a failure to thrive. A previous study reported that five of 41 (12 %) infants with CNS had hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) requiring surgery. The reason for this is undetermined, and there are few reports regarding the relationship between these conditions or their clinical course. CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We present the case of a 4-month-old girl with CNS. She did not show typical manifestations of HPS, but thickened mucosal and submucosal layers and hypertrophy of the pyloric muscle were detected by repeated ultrasound examinations prior to the diagnosis of HPS...
October 18, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Timothy O'Leary, Eve Marder
Many species of cold-blooded animals experience substantial and rapid fluctuations in body temperature. Because biological processes are differentially temperature dependent, it is difficult to understand how physiological processes in such animals can be temperature robust [1-8]. Experiments have shown that core neural circuits, such as the pyloric circuit of the crab stomatogastric ganglion (STG), exhibit robust neural activity in spite of large (20°C) temperature fluctuations [3, 5, 7, 8]. This robustness is surprising because (1) each neuron has many different kinds of ion channels with different temperature dependencies (Q10s) that interact in a highly nonlinear way to produce firing patterns and (2) across animals there is substantial variability in conductance densities that nonetheless produce almost identical firing properties...
October 1, 2016: Current Biology: CB
Y Kaneko, N Onda, Y Watanabe, M Shibutani
5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) produced by enterochromaffin (EC) cells is an important enteric mucosal signaling ligand and has been implicated in several gastrointestinal diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease and functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. The present study reports a new, simple and rapid visualization method of 5-HT-producing EC cells utilizing detection of autofluorescence in paraffin-embedded tissue sections after formalin fixation. In human samples, there was a high incidence of autofluorescence+ cells in the 5-HT+ cells in the pyloric, small intestinal and colonic glands, while co-localization was lacking between autofluorescence+ and gastrin+ cells in the pyloric and small intestinal glands...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
Xian Yang, Xue Zhang, Shui-Ping Yang, Tao Le, Bin Chen
Aucklandialappa Decne (ALD) is one of the traditional herbs to treat various kinds of disorders including asthma, cough, vomit, diarrhea, hepatitis and cholecystitis. However, its effects on indigestion and particularly antiulcer activity of ethanol extract have not been studied. In the study, the Aucklandia lappa Decne extract (ALDE) was investigated to see if it againstgastric injury effects through traditional pathways. Ethyl alcohol and epinephrine hydrochloride were used to induce acute gastric mucous membrane damage in adult SD rats and Kunming mice, respectively...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Shinjiro Kobayashi, Horoyuki Hoshino, Kouhei Segami, Satoshi Koizumi, Nobuyuki Ooike, Takehito Otsubo
The patient was a 56-year-old woman who had experienced epigastralgia and dorsal pain several times over the last 20 years. She was admitted for a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis, and severe intra- and extrahepatic bile duct dilatation with inner air density was noted. No papilla of Vater was present in the descending duodenum, and 2 small holes were present in the pyloric ring. Bile excretion from one of the small holes was observed under forward-viewing endoscope. It was considered that the pancreatic and bile ducts separately opened into the pyloric ring...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Ze-Hao Zhuang, Jing-Jing Xie, Jing-Jing Wei, Du-Peng Tang, Li-Yong Yang
BACKGROUND: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) play various roles in inflammation. However, the effect of PUFAs in the development of reflux esophagitis (RE) is unclear. This study is to investigate the potential effect of n-3/n-6 PUFAs on acute RE in rats along with the underlying protective mechanisms. METHODS: Forty Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 10 in each group). RE model was established by pyloric clip and section ligation...
October 4, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Hidayatullah Hamidi, Marzia Muhammadi, Bismillah Saberi, Mohammad Arif Sarwari
INTRODUCTION: Trichobezoar is a rare clinical entity in which a ball of hair amasses within the alimentary tract. It can either be found as isolated mass in the stomach or may extend into the intestine. Trichobezoars mostly occur in young females with psychiatric disorders such as trichophagia and trichotillomania. CASE REPORT: Authors present a giant trichobezoar in an 18year old female presented with complaints of upper abdominal mass, epigastric area pain, anorexia and weight loss...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hiroaki Kaneko, Akio Miyake, Yasuaki Ishii, Soichiro Sue, Haruo Miwa, Tomohiko Sasaki, Toshihide Tamura, Masaaki Kondo, Shin Maeda
The present report describes a rare case of a tumor composed of early gastric cancer and a duodenal neuroendocrine tumor (NET). A 78-year-old woman underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy at a local institution for screening of the upper gastrointestinal tract which revealed a protruded tumor through the pyloric ring from the pyloric antrum. The tumor was too large to treat at the facility; consequently, she was referred to our hospital for further management. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with tumor biopsy of the lesion revealed the diagnosis of early gastric cancer...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Junichi Matsuo, Shunichi Kimura, Akihiro Yamamura, Cai Ping Koh, Md Zakir Hossain, Dede Liana Heng, Kazuyoshi Kohu, Dominic Chih-Cheng Voon, Hiroshi Hiai, Michiaki Unno, Jimmy Bok Yan So, Feng Zhu, Supriya Srivastava, Teh Meng, Khay Guan Yeoh, Motomi Osato, Yoshiaki Ito
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about mechanisms of gastric carcinogenesis, partly because it has been a challenge to identify characterize gastric stem cells. Runx genes regulate development and their products are transcription factors associated with cancer development. A Runx1 enhancer element, eR1 is a marker of hematopoietic stem cells. We studied expression from eR1 in stomach and the roles of gastric stem cells in gastric carcinogenesis in transgenic mice. METHODS: We used in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence analyses to study expression of Runx1 in gastric tissues from C57BL/6 (control) mice...
September 23, 2016: Gastroenterology
Alexander C Ednie, Ofer Amram, Jenna Colleen Creaser, Nadine Schuurman, Suzanne Leclerc, Natalie Yanchar
BACKGROUND: Changing patterns of referral and management of pediatric surgical conditions, including hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS), have recently been described and often relate to comfort with early nonoperative management, anesthesia and corrective surgery. Travelling distance required for treatment at pediatric centres can also be burdensome for families. We assessed referral patterns for HPS in the maritime provinces of Canada over 10 years to quantify the burden on families travelling for surgical care...
October 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Abigail Wheal, Robert Jenkins, Yoshiki Mikami, Nagindra Das, Lynn Hirschowitz
Primary mucinous carcinoma of the fallopian tube is extremely rare. We report the detailed characterization of a mucinous carcinoma arising in the fimbrial end of the fallopian tube in a 74-yr-old woman. The patient presented with recurrent urinary tract infection and urinary tract obstruction secondary to a large right ovarian mass. She had an appendicectomy as an 11 yr old. Serum CA-125 was raised at 239 U/mL. Computed tomographic scans showed bilateral, cystic ovarian tumors but no other intra-abdominal abnormality...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Rachel Berry, Taimei Miyagawa, Niranchan Paskaranandavadivel, Peng Du, Timothy Robert Angeli, Mark L Trew, John Albert Windsor, Yohsuke Imai, Gregory O'Grady, Leo K Cheng
High-resolution (HR) mapping has been used to study gastric slow-wave activation, however the specific characteristics of antral electrophysiology remain poorly defined. This study applied HR mapping and computational modeling to define functional human antral physiology. HR mapping was performed in ten subjects using flexible electrode arrays (128-192 electrodes; 16-24 cm(2)) arranged from the pylorus to mid corpus. Anatomical registration was by photographs and anatomical landmarks. Slow wave parameters were computed and resultant data incorporated into a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of gastric flow to calculate impact on gastric mixing...
September 22, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Yoshiya Kobayashi, Yoshinori Komazawa, Makoto Nagaoka, Yoshiko Takahashi, Mika Yuki, Toshihiro Shizuki, Toru Nabika
A 49-year-old woman underwent an esophagogastroduodenoscopy as part of a health check at our hospital. Endoscopic observation revealed a flat elevated lesion 6 mm in diameter in the gastric antrum (Paris Classification type IIa). Magnifying endoscopy using narrow-band imaging showed a slightly irregular micro-surface pattern with round and oval pits, as well as a regular micro-vascular pattern without a demarcation line. Atrophy and intestinal metaplasia were not recognized in the background gastric mucosa...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Tinuade Adetutu Ogunlesi, Opeyemi Temitola Kuponiyi, Collins Chigbundu Nwokoro, Ibukunolu Olufemi Ogundele, Gbenga Fakunle Abe, Olusoga Babatunde Ogunfowora
A 24-day old female Nigerian neonate presented with protracted vomiting, fever and dehydration but without palpable abdominal tumour or visible gastric peristalsis. There was no derangement of serum electrolytes. The initial working diagnosis was Late-Onset Sepsis but abdominal ultrasonography showed features consistent with the diagnosis of IHPS. This case report highlights the atypical presentation of this surgical condition and the need to investigate cases of protracted vomiting in the newborn with at least, ultrasonography to minimize complications and reduce the risk of mortality in a resource-poor setting...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Kathiresan Purushothaman, Doreen Lau, Jolly M Saju, Syed Musthaq Sk, Declan Patrick Lunny, Shubha Vij, László Orbán
Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) is a food fish of increasing aquaculture importance. In order to improve our understanding on the digestive system and feeding of this species, morphological and histological features of the gut were studied. Morphologically, the Asian seabass gut is defined by a short and muscular esophagus, well-developed stomach and comparatively short intestine. Mucous secreting goblet cells reactive to PAS (Periodic Acid Schiff) and AB (Alcian Blue) stain were present throughout the esophagus...
2016: PeerJ
Lara Alex Shaylor, Sung Jin Hwang, Kenton M Sanders, Sean M Ward
Inhibitory motor neurons regulate several gastric motility patterns including receptive relaxation, gastric peristaltic motor patterns and pyloric sphincter opening. Nitric oxide (NO) and purines have been identified as likely candidates that mediate inhibitory neural responses. However, the contribution from each neurotransmitter has received little attention in the distal stomach. The aims of this study were to identify the roles played by NO and purines in inhibitory motor responses in the antrums of mice and monkeys...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Shayan Irani, Sujai Jalaj, Andrew Ross, Michael Larsen, Ian S Grimm, Todd H Baron
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Benign gastrointestinal strictures occur typically in the esophagus and pyloric channel, but can occur anywhere in the GI tract and at anastomotic sites. Such strictures can be treated with dilation, incisional therapy, steroid injection and stents. Our aim was to describe the use of a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) to treat short, benign gastrointestinal strictures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent LAMS placement for various benign strictures at 2 tertiary care centers from August 2014 to November 2015...
September 12, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gudrun Schober, Kylie Lange, Robert E Steinert, Amy T Hutchison, Natalie D Luscombe-Marsh, Maria F Landrock, Michael Horowitz, Radhika V Seimon, Christine Feinle-Bisset
We have previously identified pyloric pressures and plasma cholecystokinin (CCK) concentrations as independent determinants of energy intake following administration of intraduodenal lipid and intravenous CCK. We evaluated in healthy men whether these parameters also determine energy intake in response to intraduodenal protein, and whether, across the nutrients, any predominant gastrointestinal (GI) factors exist, or many factors make small contributions. Data from nine published studies, in which antropyloroduodenal pressures, GI hormones, and GI /appetite perceptions were measured during intraduodenal lipid or protein infusions, were pooled...
September 2016: Physiological Reports
Takuji Masunaga, Junki Ogawa, Masashi Akiyama, Takeji Nishikawa, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Ishiko
Junctional epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric atresia (PA-JEB) is a rare congenital bullous disease with gastrointestinal disturbance that has been associated with mutations in ITGA6 or ITGB4 encoding the α6 or β4 subunit of integrin, respectively. Only six ITGA6 mutations in PA-JEB have been reported while many ITGB4 mutations have been identified, and all the ITGA6 mutations were homozygous. Here, we report a case of lethal type PA-JEB, in which immunofluorescence showed the lack of both α6 and β4 integrins resulting from compound heterozygous splice site mutation in ITGA6, c...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Justin Holder, Daniel Zinn, Amiram Samin
Adult-onset hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is a rare anomaly that can be idiopathic or related to underlying gastric pathology. We describe a case of a 25-year-old man with history of human immunodeficiency virus and osteoglophonic dysplasia who presented with pain and swelling at a gastrostomy site. Computed tomography and upper gastrointestinal barium swallow demonstrated gastric distention and stricture at the distal portion of the gastric antrum. An ultrasound detected HPS. The patient eventually required pyloromyotomy for treatment...
September 2, 2016: Ultrasound Quarterly
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