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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034741/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-methanolic-extract-of-gmelina-arborea-bark-and-its-fractions-against-carrageenan-induced-paw-oedema-in-rats
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Sarabjit Kaur, Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, Navreet Kaur
Gmelina arborea has been traditionally used for treatment of abdominal pain, burning sensation and as stomachic. The anti-inflammatory effect of aqueous and methanol extract of this plant has been studied but detailed investigations on anti-inflammatory activity of G. arborea stem bark are still not available. Therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity of methanol extract and its fractions using carrageenan induced paw oedema model. Methanol extract at the dose of 500 mg/kg and its ethyl acetate fraction at 50 mg/kg showed significant reduction in paw oedema in comparison with standard drug...
October 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034186/medicinal-biological-and-phytochemical-properties-of-gentiana-species
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Fatemeh Mirzaee, Amirsaeed Hosseini, Hossein Bakhshi Jouybari, Ali Davoodi, Mohammad Azadbakht
Gentiana, a cosmopolitan and important genus of the Gentianaceae family, comprises 400 species distributed among the world. Based on the studies of Iranian traditional medicine texts, there are some promising bioactivities for this genus that is unknown in modern medicine and some of them are still the basis of new remedies. In traditional medicine texts, Gentiana's different exclusive forms of preparations are effective for treatment of some disorders such as menstrual over-bleeding, conjunctivitis, vitiligo, animals venom poisoning, injuries, infected wounds, pain and swelling of liver, spleen, stomach and sprains of muscles...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033771/malignant-gastric-outlet-obstruction-from-pancreatic-cancer
#3
Clare McGrath, Adrian Tsang, Harrish Nithianandan, Eric Nguyen, Patrick Bauer, Kristopher Dennis
Patients with advanced-stage pancreatic cancer are typically burdened by many symptoms that impair functioning and worsen quality of life. We report an exceptional case of a 73-year-old woman with T4N1M0 adenocarcinoma of the uncinate process of the pancreas who developed significant gastric outlet obstruction - an uncommon yet potentially life-threatening complication of disease progression. She developed progressive abdominal pain and emesis, and profound dilatation of her stomach was detected on a radiation therapy simulation CT scan that required urgent decompression...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033770/acinar-cell-cystadenocarcinoma-of-the-pancreas
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Keita Aoto, Tatsuo Shimura, Yasuhide Kofunato, Ryo Okada, Rei Yashima, Yuichiro Kiko, Seiichi Takenoshita
Acinar cell cystadenocarcinoma is a rare malignant epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas with a diffusely cystic, gross architecture in which the cysts are lined with neoplastic epithelial cells that demonstrate evidence of pancreatic exocrine enzyme production. This is the 10th case that has been reported in the literature. A 77-year-old male complaining of left hypochondrial pain was referred to our hospital for treatment of a pancreatic tumor. A huge, honeycomb-structured tumor was detected in the pancreatic tail...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031196/anti-edematogenic-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-the-essential-oil-from-croton-rhamnifolioides-leaves-and-its-major-constituent-1-8-cineole-eucalyptol
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Anita Oliveira Brito Pereira Bezerra Martins, Lindaiane Bezerra Rodrigues, Francisco Rafael Alves Santana Cesário, Maria Rayane Correia de Oliveira, Cicera Datiane Morais Tintino, Fyama Ferreira E Castro, Isabel Sousa Alcântara, Maria Neyze Martins Fernandes, Thaís Rodrigues de Albuquerque, Maria Sanadia Alexandre da Silva, Adriano Antunes de Sousa Araújo, Lucindo José Quintans Júniur, José Galberto Martins da Costa, Irwin Rose Alencar de Menezes, Almir Gonçalves Wanderley
The species Croton rhamnifolioides, belonging to the Croton genus, is known in ethnomedicine as "quebra faca" and is used in the treatment of stomach pain, vomiting and fever. This study aims to evaluate the anti-edematogenic and anti-inflammatory effect of Croton rhamnifolioides leaf essential oil (OEFC) and its major constituent: 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol). The essential oil was extracted from fresh leaves through a hydrodistillation system. The chemical analysis was determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024324/clinical-implications-of-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-systemic-amyloidosis
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T Yen, F W Chen, R M Witteles, M Liedtke, L A Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in systemic amyloidosis patients are poorly characterized. This purpose of this study is to define the epidemiology and clinical implications of such symptoms. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 583 amyloid patients seen at a tertiary referral center. Of 96 symptomatic patients, 82 received endoscopic biopsies, subsequently grouped into those with histologic evidence of GI amyloid (biopsy proven) vs without (biopsy absent)...
October 10, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017601/mass-like-dieulafoy-s-lesion-associated-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-at-the-antrum-of-stomach-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hsi-Lan Huang, Chi Yan Leung, Chien-Jui Cheng
BACKGROUND: Dieulafoy's lesion, also known as a caliber-persistent artery, is a shallow, small, and rare lesion that occurs along the lesser curvature of proximal stomach. It is rare for a Dieulafoy's lesion to present as a mass-like lesion that coexists with gastric cancer. To our best knowledge, we report the first case and histopathological pictures of a mass-like Dieulafoy's lesion coexisting with advanced gastric cancer in the antrum of the stomach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old female presented with a 6-month history of intermittent epigastric dull pain and dyspepsia...
October 10, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989013/development-of-a-modified-release-formulation-of-lovastatin-targeted-to-intestinal-methanogens-implicated-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-constipation
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Steven Hubert, Alan Chadwick, Vince Wacher, Olivia Coughlin, John Kokai-Kun, Andrew Bristol
There is growing evidence that methane production, predominantly by Methanobrevibacter smithii (M. smithii), in the intestines is a cause of constipation, pain and bloating in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). M. smithii resides primarily in the large intestine but can also colonize the small intestine. In-vitro studies found that the prodrug lactone form of lovastatin, found in cholesterol lowering drugs, inhibited methane production in stool samples from patients with IBS-C. However, the cholesterol-lowering lovastatin β-hydroxyacid (HA) was ineffective at inhibiting methane production in this system...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988251/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-generic-rosuvastatin-in-a-real-world-setting-prospective-observational-clinical-study-in-lebanese-patients
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Mohamad Betto, Jocelyne Fares, Nada Saliba, Hajar Ballout
BACKGROUND: No published studies have assessed the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin generics. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective to assess the safety and efficacy of a generic rosuvastatin in reducing plasma low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in Lebanese dyslipidemic patients. Changes in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides and adverse effects were secondary objectives. DESIGN: Prospective, observational, non-comparative...
September 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983751/surgical-management-of-gastrogastric-fistula-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-10-year-experience
#10
Elias Chahine, Radwan Kassir, Mazen Dirani, Saadeddine Joumaa, Tarek Debs, Elie Chouillard
BACKGROUND: Gastrogastric fistula (GGF) occurs in 1-6% of patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for morbid obesity. The pathophysiology may be related to gastric ischemia, fistula, or ulcer. OBJECTIVES: The purposes of the study are to describe the principles of management and to review the literature of this uncommon complication. SETTING: The setting of this study is University Hospital, France. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients' records with a diagnosis of GGF after RYGB between January 2004 and November 2014...
October 5, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976119/krukenberg-carcinoma-metastasized-from-stomach-resembling-mucinous-cystadenocarcinoma-of-the-ovary
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Melike Doğanay, Hasan Onur Topçu, Mahmut Kuntay Kokanalı, Ali I Rfan Güzel, Aslı Oskovi, Serap Akbay, Sabri Cavkaytar
The ovaries are common site of metastasis in a variety of primary neoplasms. Multiple tumors such as breast, lung, and pancreas have been reported to metastasize to the ovary, however; the colon and stomach are the most common primary cancer sites that of ovarian metastasis. An ovarian mass mostly originates from its self-tissue, but sometimes it can be a metastasis of a gastrointestinal system tumor. Such cases are often misdiagnosed as primary ovarian cancers. A 42-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with pelvic pain...
September 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954749/gastric-necrosis-and-perforation-in-a-patient-with-asperger-s-syndrome
#12
Georgina Hicks, Nigel D'Souza, Rhys Thomas, Ranjeet Brar
Acute gastric necrosis is a very rare but potentially fatal condition which has been reported in patients with abnormal eating behaviours.We describe the case of a 24-year-old female with a background of Asperger's syndrome, who presented with abdominal pain and gross distension. She underwent an emergency exploratory laparotomy and was found to have a massively distended, necrotic stomach. A total gastrectomy was performed with interval reconstruction planned. This case reports the surgical management of a rarely seen condition and highlights the importance of recognising gastric necrosis and its causes, which include patients with abnormal eating behaviours, the majority of whom are young females...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945047/-analysis-of-chinese-patent-medicine-prescriptions-for-qi-stagnation-and-blood-stasis-syndrome
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Jia-Liang Gao, Guang Chen, Qing-Yong He, Jun Li, Jie Wang
To analyze the medication characteristics and compatibility rules in treatment of Qi stagnation and blood stasis syndrome. Chinese patent medicine prescriptions for Qi stagnation and blood stasis were collected from the 2015 edition of Pharmacopoeia of the people's Republic of China(herein after referred to as Chinese Pharmacopoeia) and Drug Standards of the People's Republic of China Ministry of Public Health-Chinese Patent Drug(herein after referred to as Chinese Patent Drug). Traditional Chinese medicine inheritance support system(TCMISS V2...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943914/metastatic-gastric-cancer-from-breast-carcinoma-a-report-of-78-cases
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Liang Xu, Shujing Liang, Ningning Yan, Le Zhang, Hailiang Gu, Xiaochun Fei, Yingchun Xu, Fengchun Zhang
The metastatic spread of breast carcinoma to the stomach is rare. There are a small number of previous studies that report metastases from the breast to the stomach and these provide limited information regarding this infrequent event. Consequently, the clinicopathological features, clinical outcomes and the optimal treatment for these patients remain to be elucidated. In the present study, 78 cases of gastric metastases from breast cancer, including the current case, were identified from previous studies between 1960 and 2015...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943529/quisqualis-indica-improves-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-by-regulating-prostate-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
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Charith Ub Wijerathne, Hee-Seon Park, Hye-Yun Jeong, Ji-Won Song, Og-Sung Moon, Young-Won Seo, Young-Suk Won, Hwa-Young Son, Jong-Hwan Lim, Sung-Hum Yeon, Hyo-Jung Kwun
Quisqualis indica (QI) has been used for treating disorders such as stomach pain, constipation, and digestion problem. This study was aimed to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of QI extract on treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in LNCaP human prostate cancer cell line and a testosterone-induced BPH rat model. LNCaP cells were treated with QI plus testosterone propionate (TP), and androgen receptor (AR) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) expression levels were assessed by Western blotting. To induce BPH, the rats were subjected to a daily subcutaneous injection of TP (3 mg/kg) for 4 wk...
September 22, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932269/evaluation-and-performance-of-a-newly-developed-patient-reported-outcome-instrument-for-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-a-clinical-study-population
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Leticia Delgado-Herrera, Kathryn Lasch, Bernhardt Zeiher, Anthony J Lembo, Douglas A Drossman, Benjamin Banderas, Kathleen Rosa, Christopher Lademacher, Rob Arbuckle
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the newly developed seven-item Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diarrhea predominant (IBS-D) Daily Symptom Diary and four-item Event Log using phase II clinical trial safety and efficacy data in patients with IBS-D. This instrument measures diarrhea (stool frequency and stool consistency), abdominal pain related to IBS-D (stomach pain, abdominal pain, abdominal cramps), immediate need to have a bowel movement (immediate need and accident occurrence), bloating, pressure, gas, and incomplete evacuation...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923678/a-case-report-on-gastric-volvulus-of-a-17-years-old-boy-from-bangladesh
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M Tasdik Hasan, S M Tajdit Rahman, Hasan M Shihab, Hassan Rushekh Mahmood, Tanni Chowdhury, Quamrul Akhtar Sanju
INTRODUCTION: Gastric volvulus is a rare and true surgical emergency which is life threatening if not recognized and treated quickly. There have been approximately 300 reported cases globally till now. This condition most often occurs during 5th decade of life but there are over 100 reported pediatric cases also. This following rare incidence was such a case of a young patient in Bangladesh. It was the first case of gastric volvulus managed by the surgery department of the concerned hospital...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918265/amorphous-liquid-metal-electrodes-enabled-conformable-electrochemical-therapy-of-tumors
#18
Xuyang Sun, Bo Yuan, Wei Rao, Jing Liu
Electrochemical treatment of tumors (EChT) has recently been identified as a very effective way for local tumor therapy. However, hindered by the limited effective area of a single rigid electrode, multiple electrodes are often recruited when tackling large tumors, where too many electrodes not only complicate the clinical procedures but also aggravate patients' pain. Here we present a new conceptual electric stimulation tumor therapy through introducing the injectable liquid metal electrodes, which can adapt to complex tumor shapes so as to achieve desired therapeutic performance...
November 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912412/-a-case-of-advanced-neuroendocrine-cell-carcinoma-of-the-stomach-treated-with-s-1-and-cisplatin-chemotherapy
#19
Mikiko Sakuraya, Yoshimasa Shimizu, Nobuo Tachikawa, Hitoshi Hara, Masaki Ohashi, Tomoo Shatari, Masao Hori
A 69-year-old man presented to our hospital because of epigastric pain. A type 2 lesion was seen in the lesser curvature of the antrum of the stomach. A moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma(human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative) was diagnosed by biopsy. Abdominal computed tomography showed a mass shadow 52mm in diameter in the pyloric region invading the surrounding organs, but no evidence of distant metastasis. Chemotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin(SP therapy)was initiated because of a diagnosis of locally advanced gastric cancer...
September 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899964/the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-coast-guard-cohort-study
#20
Jennifer Rusiecki, Melannie Alexander, Erica G Schwartz, Li Wang, Laura Weems, John Barrett, Kate Christenbury, David Johndrow, Renée H Funk, Lawrence S Engel
OBJECTIVES: Long-term studies of oil spill responders are urgently needed as oil spills continue to occur. To this end, we established the prospective Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill Coast Guard Cohort study. METHODS: DWH oil spill responders (n=8696) and non-responders (n=44 823) who were members of the US Coast Guard (20 April-17 December 2010) were included. This cohort uses both prospective, objective health data from military medical encounters and cross-sectional survey data...
September 12, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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