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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/29156934/-short-chain-fatty-acids-butyric-acid-and-intestinal-diseases
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David Manrique Vergara, María Eugenia González Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: Short chain fatty acids contain up to 6 carbon atoms. Among them, butyric acid stands out for its key role in pathologies with intestinal affectation. Butyric acid is the main energetic substrate of the colonocyte, it stimulates the absorption of sodium and water in the colon, and presents trophic action on the intestinal cells. OBJECTIVES: To review the clinical use of formulations for the oral use of butyric acid. METHODS: Review of published articles on oral supplementation with butyric acid in intestinal pathologies...
October 15, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151649/role-of-the-toxr-gene-from-fish-pathogen-vibiro-alginolyticus-in-the-physiology-and-virulence
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Shuanghu Cai, Haiyan Cheng, Huanying Pang, Yishan Lu, Jichan Jian
A mutant strain of Vibiro alginolyticus with an in-frame deletion of the toxR gene was constructed to reveal the role of ToxR in the physiology and virulence of V. alginolyticus. The statistical analysis showed no significant difference in the growth ability, swarming motility, activity of extracellular protease and the virulence by injection (the value of LD50) between the wild-type and the toxR mutant. However, the deletion of toxR could decrease the level of biofilm formation. The comparative proteomic analysis demonstrated the deletion mutation of toxR could up-regulate the expression of glutamine synthetase and levansucrase, and down-regulate the expression of 10 proteins such as OmpU, DnaK, etc...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151499/effects-of-rhubarb-on-intestinal-dysmotility-in-critically-ill-patients
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Kentaro Shimizu, Mitsuru Kageyama, Hiroshi Ogura, Tomoki Yamada, Takeshi Shimazu
Intestinal dysmotility is a major problem in critically ill patients. This report describes the successful treatment of intestinal dysmotility with rhubarb as a laxative in six critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation.. Bowel movement and defecation occurred in all patients an average of 1.8 days after the administration of powdered rhubarb. In 4 patients who also had gastric reflux, the reflux volume via nasal tube was decreased an average of 3.5 days after the initiation of rhubarb treatment, and enteral nutrition was able to be started...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149920/gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-disease-in-the-inflammatory-myopathies
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REVIEW
Chiranjeevi Gadiparthi, Amneet Hans, Kyle Potts, Mohammad K Ismail
Although muscle weakness is the pathognomonic feature of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, systemic organ involvement is not uncommon. The gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations are well known. Oropharyngeal dysphagia is the most common gastrointestinal symptom and can be severe. Gastric and small intestinal motility disorders, including chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease have been described. Comprehensive cancer screening is warranted soon after the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathies due to high risk of occult malignancies...
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138116/in-silico-identification-of-genes-involved-in-chronic-metabolic-acidosis
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Ishfaq A Sheikh, Adeel Malik, Sameera F M AlBasri, Mohd A Beg
AIMS: Chronic metabolic acidosis (CMA) refers to increased plasma acidity due to disturbed acid-base equilibrium in human body. CMA leads to many dysfunctions including disorders of intestinal metabolism and barrier functions. The human body responds to these intestinal dysfunctions by creating a compensatory mechanism at genomic level in intestinal epithelial cells. This study was to identify the molecular pathways involved in metabolic dysfunction and compensatory adaptations in intestinal epithelium during CMA...
November 11, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134144/composition-diversity-and-function-of-intestinal-microbiota-in-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-at-different-culture-stages
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Shenzheng Zeng, Zhijian Huang, Dongwei Hou, Jian Liu, Shaoping Weng, Jianguo He
Intestinal microbiota is an integral component of the host and plays important roles in host health. The pacific white shrimp is one of the most profitable aquaculture species commercialized in the world market with the largest production in shrimp consumption. Many studies revealed that the intestinal microbiota shifted significantly during host development in other aquaculture animals. In the present study, 22 shrimp samples were collected every 15 days from larval stage (15 day post-hatching, dph) to adult stage (75 dph) to investigate the intestinal microbiota at different culture stages by targeting the V4 region of 16S rRNA gene, and the microbial function prediction was conducted by PICRUSt...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132520/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Rick Kellerman, Thomas Kintanar
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that results from the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus or oral cavity resulting in symptoms or complications. The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx. GERD affects quality of life and may cause erosive esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD is a clinical diagnosis and is most effectively treated with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132517/surgical-critical-care-gastrointestinal-complications
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Rowan Sheldon, Matthew Eckert
Critical illness and injury affect the gastrointestinal tract almost uniformly. Complications include the sequelae of direct intestinal injury and repair, impaired motility, intra-abdominal hypertension, and ulceration, among others. Contemporary clinical practice has incorporated many advances in the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal complications during critical illness. This article discusses the epidemiology, risk factors, means of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of some of these compilations...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129242/intestinal-failure-as-a-significant-risk-factor-for-renal-impairment-in-children
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Elisa Ylinen, Laura Merras-Salmio, Riikka Gunnar, Timo Jahnukainen, Mikko P Pakarinen
OBJECTIVE: Although impaired renal function has been a frequent finding among adults with intestinal failure (IF), the data on children is scarce. The aim of this study was to assess renal function in pediatric-onset IF. METHODS: Medical records of 70 patients (38 boys) with pediatric-onset IF due to either short bowel syndrome (n = 59) or primary motility disorder (n = 11) and a history of parenteral nutrition (PN) dependency for ≥1 mo were evaluated. Renal function at the most recent follow-up was studied using plasma creatinine, cystatin C, and urea concentrations and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116460/potential-usefulness-of-methyl-gallate-in-the-treatment-of-experimental-colitis
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María Laura Anzoise, Angeles Rodríguez Basso, Julieta Sofía Del Mauro, Andrea Carranza, Graciela López Ordieres, Susana Gorzalczany
Methyl gallate is a gallotannin widely distributed in nature. Previous studies have demonstrated its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-tumor activities. In the present study, the activity of methyl gallate on experimental models of inflammatory bowel disease has been investigated. Experimental colitis was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats through the intracolonic instillation of an acetic acid solution (2 mL, 4% v/v). Methyl gallate (100 and 300 mg/kg, p.o.) and the reference drug mesalazine (100 mg/kg, p...
November 7, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114393/vibrio-furnissii-an-emerging-pathogen-causing-acute-gastroenteritis-a-case-report
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Mamatha Ballal, Vignesh Shetty, Sohan Rodney Bangera, Mukhyaprana Prabhu, Shashikiran Umakanth
Introduction.Vibrio furnissii is a motile, Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, halophilic bacteria first defined in 1977. It is ubiquitously present in marine environments and is one of the 11 non-cholera Vibrio species pathogenic in humans, which can lead to human gastroenteritis and extra-intestinal manifestations. Case presentation. A 73-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis after consumption of seafood, which later by microbiological investigations was confirmed as Vibrio furnissii, a member of the family Vibrionaceae...
September 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112750/high-stocking-density-alters-bone-related-calcium-and-phosphorus-metabolism-by-changing-intestinal-absorption-in-broiler-chickens
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Z W Sun, Q H Fan, X X Wang, Y M Guo, H J Wang, X Dong
Live performance, bone health and metabolic responses to the interaction among stocking density and dietary concentrations of total calcium (TCa) and non-phytate phosphorus (NPP) were determined on 2,232 Ross 308 female broilers over a 3-wk experimental period. From 22 d of age, birds were randomly divided into 48 groups and provided with different corn-soybean meal-based diets varying in TCa (0.70% or 0.90%) and NPP (0.28% or 0.36%) content at 1 of 2 stocking densities [28.6 (LSD, 13 broilers/m2) and 39.6 (HSD, 18 broilers/m2) kg of predicted final BW/m2 floor space], according to a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial design with 6 replications in each treatment...
November 3, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109849/current-concepts-and-future-strategies-in-the-antimicrobial-therapy-of-emerging-gram-positive-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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REVIEW
Marco Fiore, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Ivan Gentile, Guglielmo Borgia, Sebastiano Leone, Pasquale Sansone, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Caterina Aurilio, Maria Caterina Pace
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the most common infection in end-stage liver disease patients. SBP is defined as an ascitic fluid infection with a polymorphonuclear leucocyte count ≥ 250/mm(3) without an evident intra-abdominal surgically treatable source. Several mechanisms contribute to SBP occurrence, including translocation of gut bacteria and their products, reduced intestinal motility provoking bacterial overgrowth, alteration of the gut's barrier function and local immune responses. Historically, Gram-negative enteric bacteria have been the main causative agents of SBP, thereby guiding the empirical therapeutic choice...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108655/proteinase-activated-receptor-2-distribution-and-expression-in-equine-small-intestine-tracts-following-herniation-through-the-epiploic-foramen
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Noemi Romagnoli, Augusta Zannoni, Chiara Bernardini, Thomas Gobbetti, Cristiano Bombardi, Anna Maria Rambaldi, Maria Morini, Francesco Dondi, Riccardo Rinnovati, Carlotta Lambertini, Alessandro Spadari
Proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) is a G-protein-coupled receptor for trypsin and mast cell tryptase; it is highly expressed at the intestinal level with multiple functions, such as epithelial permeability and intestinal motility. The aim of the study was to evaluate the distribution and expression of proteinase-activated receptor 2 in the small intestine during herniation through epiploic foramen. In this prospective clinical study, eight horses admitted for colic and which underwent exploratory laparotomy were considered...
October 31, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105468/-effect-of-manual-acupuncture-electroacupuncture-and-moxibustion-on-intestinal-motility-and-expression-of-enteric-nervous-activity-related-proteins-in-functional-constipation-rats
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Xin Zhang, Xuan-Ping Zhang, Yu-Zhu Du, Hai-Jiao Xing, Rui Jia, Li-Jia Pan, Jing Xu, Chun-Sheng Jia
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of manual acupuncture (MA), electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion interventions on intestinal motility and expression of enteric nervous activity related proteins calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV 1) and proteinase activated receptor-4 (PAR-4) in colon tissue of rats with functional constipation (FC), so as to select a better intervention method for FC. METHODS: Sixty male SD rats were randomly divided into blank control (n=8), model (n=11), medication (n=8), MA (n=11), EA (n=11), and moxibustion (n=11) groups...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105467/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-at-zusanli-st-36-on-vimentin-a-kind-of-cytoskeleton-protein-related-to-smooth-muscle-contraction-in-rats-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Da-Ye Yang, Hua Wang, Jia Li, Song Wu, Jian-Min Liu, Dan Wang, Li-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at "Zusanli" (ST 36) on cytoskeleton protein-Vimentin (related to smooth muscle contraction) in rats with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). METHODS: Sixty female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into normal, model, EA and pinaverium bromide (PB) groups (n=15/group). The IBS-D model was established by the method of high lactose feeding and chronic unpredictable mild stress...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104530/antibiotic-driven-changes-in-gut-motility-suggest-direct-modulation-of-enteric-nervous-system
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Thilini Delungahawatta, Jessica Y Amin, Andrew M Stanisz, John Bienenstock, Paul Forsythe, Wolfgang A Kunze
Antibiotic-mediated changes to the intestinal microbiome have largely been assumed to be the basis of antibiotic-induced neurophysiological and behavioral changes. However, relatively little research has addressed whether antibiotics act directly on the host nervous system to produce these changes. We aimed to identify whether acute exposure of the gastrointestinal tract to antibiotics directly modulates neuronally dependent motility reflexes, ex vivo. Motility of colon and jejunum segments in a perfusion organ bath was recorded by video and alterations to neuronally dependent propagating contractile clusters (PCC), measured using spatiotemporal maps of diameter changes...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098187/review-the-role-of-cannabinoids-on-esophageal-function-what-we-know-thus-far
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REVIEW
Jonathan Gotfried, Rahul Kataria, Ron Schey
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) primarily consists of cannabinoid receptors (CBRs), endogenous ligands, and enzymes for endocannabinoid biosynthesis and inactivation. Although the presence of CBRs, both CB1 and CB2, as well as a third receptor (G-protein receptor 55 [GPR55]), has been established in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, few studies have focused on the role of cannabinoids on esophageal function. To date, studies have shown their effect on GI motility, inflammation and immunity, intestinal and gastric acid secretion, nociception and emesis pathways, and appetite control...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097866/how-to-perform-gastrointestinal-ultrasound-anatomy-and-normal-findings
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REVIEW
Nathan S S Atkinson, Robert V Bryant, Yi Dong, Christian Maaser, Torsten Kucharzik, Giovanni Maconi, Anil K Asthana, Michael Blaivas, Adrian Goudie, Odd Helge Gilja, Dieter Nuernberg, Dagmar Schreiber-Dietrich, Christoph F Dietrich
Gastrointestinal ultrasound is a practical, safe, cheap and reproducible diagnostic tool in inflammatory bowel disease gaining global prominence amongst clinicians. Understanding the embryological processes of the intestinal tract assists in the interpretation of abnormal sonographic findings. In general terms, the examination principally comprises interrogation of the colon, mesentery and small intestine using both low-frequency and high-frequency probes. Interpretation of findings on GIUS includes assessment of bowel wall thickness, symmetry of this thickness, evidence of transmural changes, assessment of vascularity using Doppler imaging and assessment of other specific features including lymph nodes, mesentery and luminal motility...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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