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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905939/causes-of-death-in-vanuatu
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Karen Carter, Viran Tovu, Jeffrey Tila Langati, Michael Buttsworth, Lester Dingley, Andy Calo, Griffith Harrison, Chalapati Rao, Alan D Lopez, Richard Taylor
BACKGROUND: The population of the Pacific Melanesian country of Vanuatu was 234,000 at the 2009 census. Apart from subsistence activities, economic activity includes tourism and agriculture. Current completeness of vital registration is considered too low to be usable for national statistics; mortality and life expectancy (LE) are derived from indirect demographic estimates from censuses/surveys. Some cause of death (CoD) data are available to provide information on major causes of premature death...
March 15, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903231/new-analogues-of-mycophenolic-acid
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Agnieszka Głowacka, Michal Prejs, Grzegorz Cholewinski, Krystyna Dzierzbicka
Mycophenolic acid (MPA) possesses antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, immunosuppressive and anticancer properties. It is a non-competitive and reversible inhibitor of dehydrogenase inosine-5'-monophosphate (IMPDH) [1,2]. This compound belongs to the immunosuppressive drugs used for the prevention of both acute and chronic transplant rejection [3]. Until now clinically have been used two derivatives of MPA: mycophenolate mofetil (MMF, CellCept) and mycophenolate sodium (MPS, Myfortic). They cause, similar to MPA, although at lower degree, the side effects such as vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, gastrointestinal, urogenital tract, blood or nervous system disorders...
November 29, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897155/diagnosis-and-management-of-microscopic-colitis
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REVIEW
Darrell S Pardi
Microscopic colitis (MC) is a relatively common cause of chronic watery diarrhea, especially in older persons. Associated symptoms, including abdominal pain and arthralgias, are common. The diagnosis is based upon characteristic histological findings in the presence of diarrhea. The two types of MC, collagenous and lymphocytic colitis, share similar clinical features, with the main difference being the presence or absence of a thickened subepithelial collagen band. There are several treatment options for patients with MC, although only budesonide has been well studied in multiple controlled clinical trials...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896624/autologous-bone-marrow-stem-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis-complicated-with-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
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Hang Xiang, Xiaomei Zhang, Chao Yang, Wenhuan Xu, Xin Ge, Rong Zhang, Ya Qiu, Wanjun Sun, Fan Li, Tianyuan Xiang, Haixu Chen, Zheng Wang, Qiang Zeng
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with continuous or recurrent symptoms. A 42-year-old male patient with intermittent diarrhea accompanied by bloody mucopurulent stools was admitted to our hospital. The diagnosis of UC was confirmed by a combination of laboratory examination, colonoscopy, and histological assay. The patient developed herpes zoster in the hospital, which challenged traditional treatments. Therefore, we performed an autologous bone marrow cells to modulate the immune system with his permission...
November 28, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895950/endobronchial-carcinoid-and-concurrent-carcinoid-syndrome-in-an-adolescent-female
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Jonathan D Cogen, Jonathan Swanson, Thida Ong
Endobronchial carcinoid tumors are the most common intrabronchial tumors in children and adolescents. Common signs and symptoms include persistent cough and wheezing not responsive to bronchodilators, hemoptysis, and recurrent fever. Diagnosis is frequently made by imaging and direct visualization with flexible bronchoscopy; surgery remains the gold standard treatment, and lung-sparing resections should be performed whenever possible. Though carcinoid syndrome-characterized by flushing, palpitations, wheezing, shortness of breath, and diarrhea-has been found in association with adult bronchial carcinoid tumors, to our knowledge only one previous study has reported the presence of carcinoid syndrome in a pediatric patient with an endobronchial carcinoid...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884273/50-years-ago-in-the-journal-of-pediatrics-the-irritable-colon-of-childhood-chronic-nonspecific-diarrhea-syndrome
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Michael K Farrell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883353/-microscopic-colitis-a-frequent-cause-of-chronic-diarrhea
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REVIEW
Maciej Gonciarz, Aldona Mularczyk, Tomasz Kowalik, Marek Kopała
Chronic diarrhea is a very common problem in the general population. It requires a physician to differentiate its causes and depending on its etiology referring the patient to a hospital for diagnosis and subsequent treatment. One of the causes of chronic diarrhea may be microscopic colitis, which is characterized by the presence of clinical symptoms without endoscopic or radiological abnormalities. Diagnosis is based on a histopathological examination of the colon and thus clinical suspicion of the disease is so important for further diagnosis and treatment, which is primarily based on the use of topical steroids such as budesonide...
November 25, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881814/chronic-norovirus-infections-in-cardiac-transplant-patients-considerations-for-evaluation-and-management
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Paul T Jurgens, Larry A Allen, Amrut V Ambardekar, Colleen K McIlvennan
Norovirus is a common self-limiting gastrointestinal infection, but in transplant recipients, symptoms can last for months and result in serious health complications. As there is currently no established treatment for chronic norovirus infection in transplant patients, management has been directed at symptom control, trial of various antivirals, and ultimately reductions in immunosuppression. We present 3 cases of chronic norovirus infection in cardiac transplant patients to illustrate various approaches to diagnosis, the prolonged nature of disease symptoms, and treatment options...
November 23, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878646/using-search-engine-query-data-to-explore-the-epidemiology-of-common-gastrointestinal-symptoms
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Benjamin G Hassid, Lukejohn W Day, Mohannad A Awad, Justin L Sewell, E Charles Osterberg, Benjamin N Breyer
BACKGROUND: Internet searches are an increasingly used tool in medical research. To date, no studies have examined Google search data in relation to common gastrointestinal symptoms. AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare trends in Internet search volume with clinical datasets for common gastrointestinal symptoms. METHODS: Using Google Trends, we recorded relative changes in volume of searches related to dysphagia, vomiting, and diarrhea in the USA between January 2008 and January 2011...
November 23, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876251/-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome-a-case-report-of-diarrhea-with-hypovolemic-shock-and-methemoglobinemia
#10
L Genere, N Pecciarini, N Peretti, F Villard, A Lachaux
We report on the case of a young infant with chronic diarrhea that worsened and turned into hypovolemic shock with methemoglobinemia. We underline and discuss the main features of food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES). FPIES is a non-IgE-mediated food allergy involving tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Many triggering foods exist but cow's milk, as in the case reported herein, is one of the most frequent. It can start early or be delayed and start around the average age of 5 months. Symptoms are nonspecific with diarrhea and vomiting, but in the presence of methemoglobinemia, the diagnosis must be seriously considered...
November 18, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875355/novel-mutations-in-epcam-cause-congenital-tufting-enteropathy
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Wenjuan Tang, Taosheng Huang, Zhongyao Xu, Ying Huang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Congenital tufting enteropathy (CTE) is a rare autosomal recessive form of intractable diarrhea of infancy. Patients develop chronic diarrhea within days after birth, leading to severe malabsorption and significant mortality. CTE is characterized by subtotal villous atrophy with crypt hyperplasia. Typical features include abnormal villi in the intestinal epithelium and disorganization of surface enterocytes with focal crowding, resembling tufts. The pathogenesis of CTE remains poorly understood...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864850/hyperhomocysteinemia-in-greyhounds-and-its-association-with-hypofolatemia-and-other-clinicopathologic-variables
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R M Heilmann, N Grützner, M C Iazbik, R Lopes, C S Bridges, J S Suchodolski, C G Couto, J M Steiner
BACKGROUND: Folate and cobalamin are essential cofactors for homocysteine (HCY) metabolism. Hyperhomocysteinemia, a multifactorial condition, may reflect B vitamin deficiency and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, and neurodegenerative and chronic gastrointestinal diseases in humans. Hyperhomocysteinemia has been reported in Greyhounds with suspected chronic enteropathy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the frequencies of and the association between hypofolatemia and hyperhomocysteinemia in Greyhounds...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862714/de-novo-inflammatory-bowel-disease-after-pediatric-kidney-or-liver-transplant
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Melissa A Fernandes, Hillary J Braun, Kim Evason, Sue Rhee, Emily R Perito
A subset of children who receive a liver and/or kidney transplant develop de novo inflammatory bowel disease-like chronic intestinal inflammation, not explained by infection or medications, following transplant. We have conducted a single-center, retrospective case series describing the unique clinical and histologic features of this IBD-like chronic intestinal inflammation following solid organ transplant. At our center, nine of 327 kidney or liver recipients developed de novo IBD following transplant (six liver, two kidney, one liver-kidney)...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862162/erythema-multiforme-like-cutaneous-lesions-in-monomorphic-epitheliotropic-intestinal-t-cell-lymphoma-a-rare-case-report
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Kumpol Aiempanakit, Chitiarpa Amatawet, Kanokphorn Chiratikarnwong, Sauvarat Auepemkiate, Kanita Kayasut, Supaporn Suwiwat, Benjawan Apinantriyo
Monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma (MEITL), also known as Type II enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL), is an aggressive peripheral T-cell lymphoma. EATL generally presents in adults with gastrointestinal symptoms. Skin involvement is very rare, found only in approximately five percent of patients. The authors report a 67-year-old Asian male who presented with chronic diarrhea and developed erythema multiforme-like cutaneous lesions. A skin biopsy revealed extensive pagetoid spread of atypical lymphocytes in the epidermis...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861547/predictors-of-diarrhea-after-hepatectomy-and-its-impact-on-gastrointestinal-quality-of-life-in-living-donors
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Szu-Han Wang, Ying-Zi Ming, Ping-Yi Lin, Jiun-Yi Wang, Hui-Chuan Lin, Chia-En Hsieh, Ya-Lan Hsu, Yao-Li Chen
BACKGROUND: Donor safety and preservation of donor health after living liver donation are of paramount importance. Diarrhea has a significant influence on gastrointestinal quality of life among donors who have undergone living donor hepatectomy. Thus, we aimed to investigate predictors of diarrhea after hepatectomy and its impact on gastrointestinal quality of life in living donors. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the medical records of 204 living liver donors who underwent hepatectomy during the period January 2010 to June 2013 at a single medical center...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858369/cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis-presenting-with-infantile-spasms-and-intellectual-disability
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Austin Larson, James D Weisfeld-Adams, Tim A Benke, Penelope E Bonnen
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is an inborn error of metabolism leading to progressive multisystem disease. Symptoms often begin in the first decade of life with chronic diarrhea, cataracts, developmental delay, intellectual disability, and cerebellar or pyramidal dysfunction. Later manifestations include tendon xanthomas, polyneuropathy, and abnormal neuroimaging. Pathogenic biallelic variants in CYP27A1 leading to compromised function of sterol 27-hydroxylase result in accumulation of detectable toxic intermediates of bile acid synthesis rendering both genetic and biochemical testing effective diagnostic tools...
November 18, 2016: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857691/chemotherapy-induced-constipation-and-diarrhea-pathophysiology-current-and-emerging-treatments
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REVIEW
Rachel M McQuade, Vanesa Stojanovska, Raquel Abalo, Joel C Bornstein, Kulmira Nurgali
Gastrointestinal (GI) side-effects of chemotherapy are a debilitating and often overlooked clinical hurdle in cancer management. Chemotherapy-induced constipation (CIC) and Diarrhea (CID) present a constant challenge in the efficient and tolerable treatment of cancer and are amongst the primary contributors to dose reductions, delays and cessation of treatment. Although prevalence of CIC is hard to estimate, it is believed to affect approximately 16% of cancer patients, whilst incidence of CID has been estimated to be as high as 80%...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849236/treatment-of-short-bowel-syndrome-in-children-value-of-the-intestinal-rehabilitation-program
#18
Uenis Tannuri, Fabio de Barros, Ana Cristina Aoun Tannuri
The main cause of acute intestinal failure is short bowel syndrome, generally as a result of resection of extensive segments of small intestine. As a result, the main symptoms are watery diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, chronic malnutrition, and death, if the patient is not properly treated. If the length of the remaining intestine is greater than 30 cm, complete adaptation is possible and the patient may not require parenteral nutrition. The currently recommended treatment includes the use of prolonged parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition, always aimed at constant weight gain, in conjunction with surgeries aimed at elongating the dilated bowel...
September 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833911/concurrent-resolution-of-chronic-diarrhea-likely-due-to-crohn-s-disease-and-infection-with-mycobacterium-avium-paratuberculosis
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Shoor V Singh, J Todd Kuenstner, William C Davis, Prabhat Agarwal, Naveen Kumar, Devendra Singh, Saurabh Gupta, Kundan K Chaubey, Ashok Kumar, Jyoti Misri, Sujatha Jayaraman, Jagdip S Sohal, Kuldeep Dhama
Examination of samples of stool from a 61-year-old male patient, presenting with the clinical symptoms of Crohn's disease (CD), revealed massive shedding of acid fast bacilli with the morphology of Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP), the causative agent of Johne's disease in cattle. MAP was cultured from the stool. Biotyping of the bacterium isolated from cultures of stool demonstrated, it was the Indian Bison biotype of MAP, the dominant biotype infecting livestock and humans in India. Based on this finding and because the patient was unresponsive to standard therapy used in India to treat patients with gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders, the patient was placed on a regimen of multi-antibiotic therapy, currently used to treat tuberculosis and CD...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833449/the-relationship-between-the-immune-system-and-oral-manifestations-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Miroslav Vasovic, Nevena Gajovic, Denis Brajkovic, Marina Jovanovic, Natasa Zdravkovaic, Tatjana Kanjevac
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic, relapsing inflammatory diseases characterized by exacerbations and remissions of the gastrointestinal tract, clinically manifested as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The etiology of IBDs is considered to be multi factorial, comprising environmental, immune, microbial and genetic factors. Clinical signs may include abdominal pain, frequent bloody diarrheas, mucorrhea, vomiting, fever, fatigue or weight loss. Changes in the oral cavity often precede intestinal symptoms...
2016: Central-European Journal of Immunology
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