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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166673/factors-related-to-acupuncture-response-in-patients-with-chronic-severe-functional-constipation-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xingyue Yang, Yan Liu, Bing Liu, Liyun He, Zhishun Liu, Yanshi Yan, Jia Liu, Baoyan Liu
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been demonstrated to be effective and safe for chronic severe functional constipation (CSFC). However, which patients with CSFC will have a better response to acupuncture remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To explore factors related to acupuncture response in patients with CSFC. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a previous multicenter randomized controlled trial consisting of a 2-week run-in period, 8-week treatment, and 12-week follow-up without treatment in which patients with CSFC were randomly allocated to an electroacupuncture group or a sham electroacupuncture group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166362/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-the-severity-of-incarcerated-groin-hernia
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Xingming Xie, Shu Feng, Zhongling Tang, Longyu Chen, Yongsheng Huang, Xianzhi Yang
BACKGROUND The incarceration of a segment of bowel within a groin hernia can result in intestinal strangulation if hernia treatment is delayed. Once intestinal strangulation occurs, a bowel resection may be required, and there is an overall increased risk for postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to identify biomarkers to predict the severity of an incarcerated groin hernia. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated the records of 95 patients with incarcerated groin hernias who underwent emergency surgical correction of the hernias...
November 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166133/dosimetric-impact-of-gastrointestinal-air-column-in-radiation-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Neil C Estabrook, Jonathan B Corn, Marvene E Ewing, Higinia R Cardenes, Indra J Das
OBJECTIVE: Dosimetric evaluation of air column in gastro-intestinal (GI) structures in IMRT of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Nine sequential patients were retrospectively chosen for dosimetric analysis of air column in the GI apparatus in pancreatic cancer using cone beam CT (CBCT). The 4DCT was used for target and organs at risk (OARs) and non-coplanar IMRT was used for treatment. Once/week, these patients underwent CBCT for air filling, isocenter verification and dose calculations retrospectively...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165814/reverse-effect-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-l-juice-and-seeds-aqueous-extract-on-gastric-emptying-and-small-bowel-motility-in-rat
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Kaïs Rtibi, Slimen Selmi, Khouloud Saidani, Dhekra Grami, Mohamed Amri, Hichem Sebai, Lamjed Marzouki
This study was conducted to compare the effects of juice and seeds on gastric emptying, small-bowel motility and intestinal ion transport. Separate groups of rats were randomized to receive NaCl, increasing doses of juice (5, 10, and 20 mL/kg, b.w.) or seeds aqueous extract (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg, b.w.). Simultaneously, two other groups were received, the reference drugs; clonidine (1 mg/kg) and yohimbine (2 mg/kg). The charcoal meal was used as a suspension for gastrointestinal motility test. The purgative action of juice was confirmed using the loperamide (5 mg/kg, p...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164818/home-based-transabdominal-interferential-electrical-stimulation-for-six-months-improves-paediatric-slow-transit-constipation-stc
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Yee Ian Yik, John Hutson, Bridget Southwell
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) for one to two months has produced some improvement in treatment-resistant slow-transit constipation (STC) in children. Optimal parameters for treatment are not known. It is possible that more improvement would occur with stimulation for longer. This study examined the effectiveness of stimulation for six months. METHODS: Children with STC confirmed by nuclear transit study (NTS) were enrolled prospectively...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164650/market-share-and-costs-of-biologic-therapies-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-the-usa
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H Yu, D MacIsaac, J J Wong, Z M Sellers, A A Wren, R Bensen, C Kin, K T Park
BACKGROUND: Real-world data quantifying the costs of increasing use of biologics in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are unknown. AIM: To determine the outpatient IBD drug utilization trends, relative market share, and costs in the USA during a 9-year period. METHODS: The Truven MarketScan(®) Database was analysed for patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) during 2007-2015. National drug codes were used to identify prescription drugs; Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System J-codes were used to capture biologic out-patient infusions...
November 22, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164318/clinical-pathological-conference-series-from-the-medical-university-of-graz-case-no-153-a%C3%A2-55-year-old-woman-with-atypical-multiple-sclerosis-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Elisabeth Fabian, Dietmar Schiller, Hermann Toplak, Michaela Brunner-Krainz, Franz Fazekas, Rainer Schoefl, Guenter J Krejs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164270/long-term-outcomes-in-patients-younger-than-60%C3%A2-years-of-age-treated-with-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Pedro J Prada, Juan Cardenal, Ana García Blanco, Javier Anchuelo, María Ferri, Ivan Diaz de Cerio, Andrés Vázquez, Maite Pacheco, Samuel Ruiz Arrebola
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to report the outcomes and late toxicities in patients younger than 60 years of age with long-term follow-up treated with low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2009, 270 consecutive patients were treated with favourable localized prostate cancer; the median follow-up was 111 months (range 21-206). All patients received one implant of LDR brachytherapy. Toxicity was reported according to the Common Toxicity Criteria for Adverse Events, Version 4...
November 21, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164078/internal-hernia-masquerading-as-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Ranjit I Kylat
In extremely preterm infants, acute abdominal emergencies are fortunately less common with improving care. Spontaneous intestinal perforation and necrotizing enterocolitis are conditions where emergency surgery is most often needed. Conservative medical management and placement of temporary drain are often used in the initial management. Internal hernia (IH) is an uncommon cause of bowel obstruction in neonates, is difficult to diagnose and unfortunately are found only at autopsy. The presentation in preterm infants, distinction between these conditions, and the need for early diagnosis of IH are discussed...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163963/capsule-endoscopy-in-young-patients-with-iron-deficiency-anaemia-and-negative-bidirectional-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
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Diana E Yung, Emanuele Rondonotti, Andry Giannakou, Tomer Avni, Bruno Rosa, Ervin Toth, Alfredo J Lucendo, Reena Sidhu, Hanneke Beaumont, Pierre Ellul, Lucian Negreanu, Victoria Alejandra Jiménez-Garcia, Deidre McNamara, Uri Kopylov, Luca Elli, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Fahmi Shibli, Maria Elena Riccioni, Mauro Bruno, Xavier Dray, John N Plevris, A Koulaouzidis, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Aymeric Becq, Federica Branchi, María Ángeles Tejero-Bustos, Jose Cotter, Rami Eliakim, Francesca Ferretti, Ian M Gralnek, Juan Manuel Herrerias-Gutierrez, Mary Hussey, Maarten Jacobs, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Mark McAlindon, Sara Montiero, Artur Nemeth, Marco Pennazio, Deepa Rattehalli, Ana Stemate, Annalisa Tortora, Georgios Tziatzios
Background: Recent data imply young patients (age ≤50 years) undergoing small-bowel (SB) capsule endoscopy (CE) for iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) show higher diagnostic yield (DY) for sinister pathology. We aimed to investigate DY of CE in a large cohort of young IDA patients, and evaluate factors predicting significant SB pathology. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective, multicentre study (2010-2015) in consecutive, young patients (≤50 years) from 18 centres/12 countries, with negative bidirectional gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy undergoing SBCE for IDA...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163958/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-sodium-picosulphate-with-magnesium-citrate-as-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
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REVIEW
Ilvy van Lieshout, Isabelle D Munsterman, Anne M Eskes, Jolanda M Maaskant, René van der Hulst
Background: An effective and tolerable bowel preparation is important to secure quality of colonoscopies. It remains unclear if sodium picosulphate with magnesium citrate (SPMC), which is considered a tolerable bowel preparation agent, is also an effective alternative for polyethylene glycol (PEG) and sodium phosphate (NaP). Aim: The aim of this article is to compare effectiveness of SPMC to PEG and NaP through assessment of quality of bowel cleansing measured by validated tools...
November 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163538/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-multistrain-probiotic-formulation-depends-from-manufacturing
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Vito Trinchieri, Luca Laghi, Beatrice Vitali, Carola Parolin, Ilaria Giusti, Daniela Capobianco, Paola Mastromarino, Claudio De Simone
Background: Variability in probiotics manufacturing may affect their properties, with potential implications for their efficacy and safety. This is of particular concern with probiotic products destined for use in patients with serious medical conditions, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The purpose of the study was to carry out a series of experiments comparing the properties of the US-made probiotic formulation originally commercialized under the brand name VSL#3(®), with those of the Italian-made formulation now commercialized under the same name...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163522/the-vagus-nerve-in-the-neuro-immune-axis-implications-in-the-pathology-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Bruno Bonaz, Valérie Sinniger, Sonia Pellissier
The vagus nerve (VN) is the longest nerve of the organism and a major component of the parasympathetic nervous system which constitutes the autonomic nervous system (ANS), with the sympathetic nervous system. There is classically an equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems which is responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis. An imbalance of the ANS is observed in various pathologic conditions. The VN, a mixed nerve with 4/5 afferent and 1/5 efferent fibers, is a key component of the neuro-immune and brain-gut axes through a bidirectional communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163443/parasite-derived-proteins-for-the-treatment-of-allergies-and-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Zhenyu Wu, Lifu Wang, Yanlai Tang, Xi Sun
The morbidity associated with atopic diseases and immune dysregulation disorders such as asthma, food allergies, multiple sclerosis, atopic dermatitis, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and inflammatory bowel disease has been increasing all around the world over the past few decades. Although the roles of non-biological environmental factors and genetic factors in the etiopathology have been particularly emphasized, they do not fully explain the increase; for example, genetic factors in a population change very gradually...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162986/hyperoside-attenuates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-in-mice-possibly-via-activation-of-the-nrf2-signalling-pathway
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Lei Yang, Lei Shen, Yue Li, Yanxia Li, Shijie Yu, Shanshan Wang
Background: Hyperoside (Hyp) is a flavonoid glycoside compound that has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and antioxidant effects. However, the impact of Hyp on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has not been previously explored. Thus, we evaluated the role of Hyp in dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced acute colitis in mice. Methods: We established a mouse model of experimental acute colitis by treating mice with drinking water supplemented with 3...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162787/the-economics-of-biological-therapy-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-the-case-for-equality
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Christian Selinger, Barry Hall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 31, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162749/role-of-synaptophysin-in-the-intraoperative-assessment-of-quadrantic-innervation-of-the-proximal-doughnut-in-hirschsprung-disease
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Lokendra Yadav, M K Babu, Kanishka Das, Suravi Mohanty, P Divya, Gowri Shankar, Usha Kini
BACKGROUND: Symptoms may persist in a retained aganglionic segment of the colon after corrective (pull-through) surgery in Hirschsprung disease (HD). Thus, it is important to assess the proximal doughnut for innervation abnormalities intraoperatively by frozen sections stained with conventional haematoxylin and eosin stain and supported by rapid acetylcholinesterase (AChE) histochemistry. When the doughnut is proximal to the sigmoid colon, AChE is not useful and requires ratification by yet another rapid technique and hence this study...
July 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162434/oxytocin-inhibited-stress-induced-visceral-hypersensitivity-enteric-glial-cells-activation-and-release-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-maternal-separated-rats
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Shaoxian Xu, Bin Qin, Ameng Shi, Jing Zhao, Xiaoyan Guo, Lei Dong
Visceral hypersensitivity (VH) is a significant contributor to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Oxytocin (OT) possesses analgesic effects on the central nervous system (CNS) and attenuates microglial activation, however, little is known about its peripheral effects and involvement in VH of IBS. Reactive enteric glial cells (EGCs) contributes to abnormal motility in gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the peripheral use of OT to maintain VH and activation of EGCs through involvement of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4/MyD88/NF-κB signaling...
November 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162405/identification-of-target-risk-groups-for-population-based-clostridium-difficile-infection-prevention-strategies-using-a-population-attributable-risk-approach
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Sung-Hee Oh, Hye-Young Kang
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine risk factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and assess the contributions of these factors on CDI burden. METHODS: We conducted a 1:4 matched case-control study using a national claims dataset. Cases were incident CDI without a history of CDI in the previous 84 days, and were age- and sex-matched with control patients. We ascertained exposure, defined as a history of morbidities and drug use within 90 days...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161796/-small-bowel-perforation-caused-by-press-through-package
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Jung Seok Kim, Jae Myung Cha, Min Seob Kwak, Jin Young Yoon, Jung Won Jeon, Hyun Phil Shin, Kwang Ro Joo, Joung Il Lee, Hye Young Kim
With an increased use of the press-through package (PTP) tablet, there has also been an increase in mis-swallowing cases, especially in elderly patients. We report a rare case of PTP-induced small bowel perforation and fistula formation with adjacent small bowel in a healthy elderly patient, who experienced persistent abdominal pain of unknown cause. A 62-year-old healthy man was admitted to our hospital with left abdominal pain that started one month ago. Neither abdominal tenderness nor rebound tenderness was present on physical examination...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
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