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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232630/opioid-drugs-and-stercoral-perforation-of-the-colon-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Renée Poitras, Daun'Lee Warren, Sylvanus Oyogoa
INTRODUCTION: Stercoral perforation of the colon is a rare pathology, which is believed to be caused by an increased intraluminal pressure created by a fecaloma. Opioid induced constipation is a rare and often unsuspected cause of colonic perforation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 58-year-old woman, who presented to the emergency department (ED) with severe hypotension, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding. She was found to have a diffusely tender and distended abdomen...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227175/effects-of-28-day-bifidobacterium-animalis-subsp-lactis-hn019-supplementation-on-colonic-transit-time-and-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-adults-with-functional-constipation-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-and-dose-ranging-trial
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Alvin Ibarra, Mathilde Latreille-Barbier, Yves Donazzolo, Xavier Pelletier, Arthur C Ouwehand
Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019 (HN019) ameliorates chronic idiopathic constipation. Our aim was to determine the efficacy and safety of 28-day supplementation with 1 × 109 or 1 × 1010 CFU of HN019/day for constipation. A total of 228 adults who were diagnosed with functional constipation according to the Rome III criteria were randomized in a double-blind and placebo-controlled trial. Colonic transit time (CTT), the primary outcome, and secondary outcomes that were measured using inventories-patient assessment of constipation symptoms (PAC-SYM) and quality of life (PAC-QoL), bowel function index (BFI), bowel movement frequency (BMF), stool consistency, degree of straining, bowel emptying, bloating, and pain severity-were assessed...
December 11, 2017: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225684/colon-cancer-presenting-as-pseudo-obstruction-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Reeva Makhijani, Vicky H Bhagat, Mariam Fayek
The incidence of colorectal cancer in pregnancy is between 0.002 and 0.008%. Diagnosis is often delayed as symptoms of colorectal cancer can mimic as common complaints of pregnancy. We present the case of a 29-year-old with a history of chronic constipation who presented in the second trimester with abdominal pain, inability to tolerate anything orally and no bowel movement in more than three weeks. Non-contrast MRI at presentation failed to show an obstructing mass. Patient was treated conservatively for presumed pseudo-obstruction secondary to worsening constipation from chronic ondansetron use and pregnancy...
December 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207909/the-evolving-role-of-long-term-pharmacotherapy-for-opioid-induced-constipation-in-patients-being-treated-for-noncancer-pain
#4
Brandi L Bowers, Andrew J Crannage
Nationally, the prescription of opioids for acute and chronic pain is increasing. As opioid use continues to expand and become of increased concern for health-care practitioners, so do the adverse effects and long-term management of those effects. Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) presents a unique challenge because tolerance does not develop to this particular adverse effect, making chronic pain management a delicate balance between relieving pain and preventing long-term adverse effects such as constipation and dependence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198092/-the-israeli-neurogastroenterology-association-recommendations-for-the-evaluation-and-treatment-of-chronic-constipation
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Dan Carter, Yishai Ron, Ram Dickman
This article summarizes the recommendations of the Israeli Neurogastroenterology and Motility Branch of the Israeli Gastroenterology Association for diagnosis and treatment of chronic constipation. It encompasses an overview of the definitions, the diagnostic approach and the possible treatment options in chronic constipation. This document is suitable for primary care physicians who are interested in understanding the major physiologic mechanisms for chronic constipation and the possible treatment options, as well as for the gastroenterology consultant who faces patients with tenacious chronic constipation...
November 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194677/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-and-malignancy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Yusuf A Rajabally, Shahram Attarian
A systematic review of the literature was performed on the association of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) with malignancy. Hematologic disorders are the most common association, particulalry non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. CIDP frequently precedes the malignancy diagnosis, and there is a favorable CIDP response to treatment more than 70% of the time. Melanoma is the second most common association, and may be accompanied by antiganglioside antibodies; the CIDP shows a good response to immunotherapy...
December 1, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190183/a-long-term-follow-up-of-a-new-surgery-method-laparoscope-assisted-heart-shaped-anastomosis-for-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Chunlei Jiao, Donghai Yu, Dandan Li, Guo Wang, Jiexiong Feng
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery is widely used in the treatment of Hirschsprung's disease (HD). However, constipation and soiling are still the main long-term complications. A new type of anastomosis, which is characterized by a heart-shaped colorectal anastomosis after splitting the posterior rectum wall to 0.5 cm above the dentate line, has been improved by our medical center. The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term effects of laparoscope-assisted heart-shaped anastomosis (LHSA) and to compare it with a more generally applied approach, the laparoscope-assisted Soave procedure (LSP)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187328/survey-of-the-prescription-of-step-2-analgesics-in-persons-aged-75-years-and-older-in-general-practitioners
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Adrien Brocard, Sofia Da Silva, Maurice Giroud, Alain Putot, Patrick Manckoundia
Although step-2 analgesics (S2A) are recommended when step-1 analgesics (S1A) are ineffective or in cases of moderate to severe pain, their efficacy varies. This study evaluated the place attributed by general practitioners (GPs) to S2A in the treatment of nociceptive pain in elderly persons (EP). Descriptive, transversal and declarative study conducted among GPs in Burgundy. In total, 115 GPs took part in the survey. Among these, 60.8% had at least one consultation/day for pain. After paracetamol, which was systematically preferred, 56...
December 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186198/safety-and-efficacy-of-ferric-citrate-in-patients-with-nondialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease
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Glenn M Chertow, Geoffrey A Block, John F Neylan, Pablo E Pergola, Katrin Uhlig, Steven Fishbane
Two randomized, placebo-controlled trials conducted in patients with nondialysis-dependent (NDD) chronic kidney disease (CKD), iron deficiency anemia, and normal or elevated serum phosphorus demonstrated that ferric citrate (FC) significantly increased hemoglobin and decreased serum phosphate concentrations. Pooling these trial results could provide a more robust evaluation of the safety and efficacy of FC in this population. We pooled results of a phase 2 (n = 149) and 3 trial (n = 233) of patients randomized and treated for up to 12 and 16 weeks, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186093/-rehbein-procedure-for-secondary-megacolon-in-children
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R Sh Polukhov
AIM: To evaluate the results of Rehbein procedure with extraperitoneal colorectal anastomosis combined with complex conservative treatment in children with secondary megacolon due to chronic constipation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We carried out surgical interventions in 78 children aged 7-12 years with chronic colostasis resistant to conservative treatment. All patients underwent clinical, laboratory and instrumental examination. All patients were divided into 3 groups depending on type of surgery: group I - colon resection followed by intraperitoneal colorectal anastomosis (28 patients), group II - open Rehbein procedure (29 patients), group III - laparoscopic Rehbein procedure (21 patients)...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184871/peptide-yy-producing-strumal-carcinoid-tumor-of-the-ovary-in-a-postmenopausal-woman-a-rare-cause-of-chronic-constipation
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Hye Kyung Noh, Byung Su Kwon, Yoon Hwa Kim, Nam Kyung Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Dong Soo Suh, Dong Hyung Lee, Ki Hyung Kim
Strumal carcinoid tumor of the ovary is a rare subtype of ovarian carcinoid tumors; it is characterized by an intimate mixture of thyroid and carcinoid tissues. We present a case of a 64-year-old woman who presented with the chief complaint of persistent, severe constipation for over 5 years; she was later found to have an ovarian strumal carcinoid tumor. Computed tomography showed a well-defined solid mass measuring 6.4 cm at the right adnexa. The patient underwent right salpingo-oophorectomy and was histopathologically diagnosed as having a strumal carcinoid tumor...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184612/efficacy-of-prucalopride-in-bowel-cleansing-before-colonoscopy-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Vito Domenico Corleto, Giulio Antonelli, Chiara Coluccio, Lucia D'Alba, Emilio di Giulio
Colonoscopy is a crucial diagnostic instrument for colorectal cancer screening and an adequate bowel preparation is definitely decisive for the success of the procedure. Especially in elderly patients, bowel cleansing is considered a big issue, because it is often poorly tolerated for many reasons (like inability to swallow large volume of liquids or unlikable taste); this can cause a suboptimal preparation that may lead to miss a neoplastic lesion. There is relatively little data about how to improve preparation tolerability...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180358/nonclinical-cardiovascular-studies-of-prucalopride-a-highly-selective-5-hydroxytryptamine-4-receptor-agonist
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Kelly Conlon, Joris H De Maeyer, Chris Bruce, Jan A J Schuurkes, Lee Christie, James McRedmond, Katayoun Derakhchan, Paul R Wade
Patients with chronic constipation benefit from treatment with 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 (5-HT4) receptor agonists. However, the first-generation 5-HT4 receptor agonists cisapride and tegaserod were withdrawn from the market owing to rare cardiovascular adverse events, which were not 5-HT4-receptor-related, but due to the lack of selectivity of these drugs. Here we report the nonclinical cardiovascular profile of the selective 5-HT4 receptor agonist prucalopride. To assess its non-5-HT4 receptor-mediated effects on cardiovascular electrophysiological parameters, in vitro studies were performed in human ether-a-go-go-related gene-transfected cells, guinea pig ventricular myocytes and papillary muscle preparations, rabbit and dog Purkinje fibers, and the Langendorff rabbit heart...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180023/effect-of-patiromer-on-hyperkalemia-recurrence-in-older-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-on-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-inhibitors
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Matthew R Weir, David A Bushinsky, Wade W Benton, Steven D Woods, Martha R Mayo, Susan P Arthur, Bertram Pitt, George L Bakris
BACKGROUND: Older people are predisposed to hyperkalemia because of impaired renal function, comorbid conditions, and polypharmacy. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi), guideline-recommended for the treatment of chronic kidney disease and heart failure, further augment the risk. Patiromer, a nonabsorbed potassium binder, was shown in a phase 3 study (OPAL-HK) to decrease serum potassium in patients with chronic kidney disease on RAASi. We studied the efficacy and safety of patiromer in a prespecified subgroup of patients aged ≥65 years from OPAL-HK...
November 24, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179680/stercoral-colitis-complicated-with-ischemic-colitis-a-double-edge-sword
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Maliha Naseer, Jenil Gandhi, Noor Chams, Zain Kulairi
BACKGROUND: Stercoral colitis is a rare inflammatory process involving the colonic wall secondary to fecal impaction with high morbidity and mortality; especially if complicated with ischemic colitis, stercoral ulcer formation and subsequent perforation. There are several case reports published on abdominal perforation resulting from stercoral colitis. However, stercoral colitis complicated by ischemic colitis is rare. The purpose of this case report is to describe the potential challenges in the diagnosis and management of stercoral colitis with ischemic colitis...
November 28, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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
#16
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/29165416/-a-case-of-progressive-glaucoma-against-the-background-of-chronic-constipation
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A E Vasil'eva, N V Makashova, I A Ronzina, O Yu Kolosova, K V Goncharenko
The authors describe a case of severe glaucoma in the only seeing eye of a patient with venous circulation disturbance resulting from a chronic anal fissure complicated with progressive anal stenosis, severe sphincter spasm, and pain syndrome. The article presents the results of multiple clinical ophthalmological tests and instrumental examinations performed before and after surgical intervention that evidence the importance of venous circulation disturbances for glaucoma development.
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164818/home-based-transabdominal-interferential-electrical-stimulation-for-six-months-improves-paediatric-slow-transit-constipation-stc
#18
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/29164561/study-of-prevalence-and-influencing-factors-of-depression-in-tumor-patients-and-the-therapeutic-effects-of-fluoxetine
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J Dai, N Liao, J Shi, J-Q Tao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the depression in patients with malignant tumor and influencing factors of the disease, as well as to investigate the effects of fluoxetine on depressive symptoms in cancer patients and the immune function. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 262 patients with malignant tumors, confirmed by pathological and radiological diagnosis as malignant tumor were randomly divided into 2 groups: the control group with chemotherapy; the treatment group with chemotherapy and 20 mg/d fluoxetine for six weeks...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149731/purinergic-drug-targets-for-gastrointestinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock, Kenneth A Jacobson, Fievos L Christofi
Purinergic receptors are implicated in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal disorders and are being explored as potential therapeutic targets. Gut inflammation releases ATP that acts on neuronal, glial, epithelial and immune cells. Purinergic signalling in glia and neurons is implicated in enteric neuropathies. Inflammation activates glia to increase ATP release and alter purinergic signalling. ATP release causes neuron death and gut motor dysfunction in colitis via a P2X7-dependent neural-glial pathway and a glial purinergic-connexin-43 pathway...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
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