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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315818/sclerosing-encapsulated-peritonitis-a-devastating-and-infrequent-disease-complicating-kidney-transplantation-case-report-and-literature-review
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Liliana Caicedo, Alejandro Delgado, Luis A Caicedo, Juan Carlos Bravo, Laura S Thomas, Martin Rengifo, Jorge I Villegas, Oscar Serrano, Gabriel J Echeverri
INTRODUCTION: Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis (SEP) is a rare condition with an incidence of up to 3% and a mortality of up to 51% among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients (Brown et al., Korte et al. and Kawanishi et al.). In the last ten years, the incidence of SEP in kidney transplant recipients has increased (Nakamoto, de Sousa et al. and Korte et al.). PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 31-year old male with a 15 years history of PD and later kidney retransplantation was admitted to the emergency service after experiencing several weeks of diffuse abdominal pain which had escalated to include vomiting and diarrhea during the 24h previous to admission...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315028/potential-for-screening-for-pancreatic-exocrine-insufficiency-using-the-fecal-elastase-1-test
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J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz, Philip D Hardt, Markus M Lerch, Matthias J Löhr
The early diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is hindered because many of the functional diagnostic techniques used are expensive and require specialized facilities, which prevent their widespread availability. We have reviewed current evidence in order to compare the utility of these functional diagnostic techniques with the fecal elastase-1 (FE-1) test in the following three scenarios: screening for PEI in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of pancreatic disease, such as abdominal pain or diarrhea; determining the presence of PEI in patients with an established diagnosis of pancreatic disease, such as chronic pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis; determining exocrine status in disorders not commonly tested for PEI, but which have a known association with this disorder...
March 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303771/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-children-a-single-center-study
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Werner Keenswijk, Jill Vanmassenhove, Ann Raes, Evelyn Dhont, Johan VandeWalle
BACKGROUND: Information on the epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in children is scarce. We performed a single center retrospective cohort study to analyze the incidence of AKI, the male/female ratio, the underlying etiology, and age at presentation. We also aimed to assess outcome measured by mortality, duration of PICU stay, and development of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). METHODS: Records were searched for children presenting with or developing AKI between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2015...
March 17, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291561/olmesartan-associated-sprue-like-enteropathy-an-emerging-cause-of-drug-induced-chronic-diarrhea
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G Solano-Iturri, N García-Jiménez, J D Solano-Iturri, S Blanco-Sampascual
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282232/an-atypical-case-of-leishmaniasis-associated-with-chronic-duodenitis-in-a-dog
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Ignacio Ayala, Luis Jesus Bernal, Juan Diego Garcia-Martinez, Miguel Angel Gomez, Jose Antonio Navarro, Antonio Bernabe
We describe an atypical case of duodenal leishmaniasis in a boxer dog presenting with chronic diarrhea and poor general condition. Antidiarrheic therapy was previously administered without success and inflammatory bowel disease localized to the small intestine was suspected, given the chronic clinical signs and by ruling out other known causes of gastrointestinal inflammation. Endoscopic biopsy of duodenum showed a moderate increase in lamina propria lymphocytes, plasma cells, and macrophages. Basophilic bodies were seen in the cytoplasm of numerous macrophages, suggestive of Leishmania spp, confirmed by immunostaining, and a diagnosis of granulomatous duodenitis associated to Leishmania infection was made...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279859/factors-associated-with-clostridium-difficile-infection-a-nested-case-control-study-in-a-three-year-prospective-cohort
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Nagham Khanafer, Philippe Vanhems, Frédéric Barbut, Christine Luxemburger
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a serious medical condition that is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Identification of risk factors associated with CDI and prompt recognition of patients at risk is key to successfully preventing CDI. METHODS: A 3-year prospective, observational, cohort study was conducted in a French university hospital and a nested case-control study was performed to identify risk factors for CDI. Inpatients aged 18 years or older, suffering from diarrhea suspected to be related to CDI, were asked to participate...
March 6, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279489/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-critically-ill-patients-in-spain-the-procrid-study
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Antonio Gutiérrez-Pizarraya, Luis Martín-Villén, Luis Alcalá-Hernández, Mercedes Marín Arriaza, Bárbara Balandín-Moreno, César Aragón-González, José Ferreres-Franco, Miguel Ángel Chiveli Monleón, Paloma Anguita-Alonso, Emilio Bouza-Santiago, José Garnacho-Montero
INTRODUCTION: Our objectives were to describe the incidence, clinical characteristics, and risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in critically ill patients and to determine C. difficile PCR-ribotypes. METHODS: Prospective, observational study in 26 Spanish ICUs. Patients with diarrhea meeting ESCMID criteria for CDI were included. Molecular characterization of isolates was performed using PCR ribotyping. RESULTS: Of 4258 patients admitted to the ICUs, 190 (4...
March 6, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277856/electrical-therapies-for-gastrointestinal-motility-disorders
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Jiande D Z Chen, Jieyun Yin, Wei Wei
Gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders are common in clinical settings, including esophageal motility disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, post-operative ileus, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and constipation. While a number of drugs have been developed for treating GI motility disorders, few are currently available. Emerging electrical stimulation methods may provide new treatment options for these GI motility disorders...
March 6, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275298/jianpi-qingchang-decoction-alleviates-ulcerative-colitis-by-inhibiting-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Lie Zheng, Ya-Li Zhang, Yan-Cheng Dai, Xuan Chen, De-Liang Chen, Yue-Ting Dai, Zhi-Peng Tang
AIM: To investigate the therapeutic effect of Jianpi Qingchang decoction (JPQCD) on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis (UC) in mice. METHODS: C57BL/c mice were injected intragastrically with 5% DSS instead of drinking water for 7 d, and their body weight, diarrhea severity and fecal bleeding were monitored, while the mice in the control group were treated with standard drinking water, without DSS. After 7 d, the DSS drinking water was changed to normal water and the DSS group continued with DSS water...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273275/assessing-the-sleep-quality-and-depression-anxiety-stress-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients
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Nadieh Baniasadi, Mohammad Moein Dehesh, Elham Mohebbi, Mahdy Hayatbakhsh Abbasi, Zohreh Oghabian
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders with chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habit without any organic reason. Sleep disorders may be associated to IBS. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess sleep disturbances and depression-anxiety-stress in IBS patients. METHODS: In this analytical cross sectional study from November 2013 to May 2014, A total of 123 IBS patients were recruited by simple random sampling...
February 23, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272692/gelatin-tannate-and-tyndallized-probiotics-a-novel-approach-for-treatment-of-diarrhea
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L Lopetuso, C Graziani, A Guarino, A Lamborghini, S Masi, V Stanghellini
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal permeability impairment is implicated in many gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Chronic diarrhea, defined as the presence of diarrhea for more than 3 weeks in adults and 2 weeks in children, requires a different diagnostic and therapeutic work-up than acute diarrhea. Gelatin tannate, by reducing the clinical activity of acute colitis and the proinflammatory effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), is emerging as a mucosal barrier protector. MATERIALS AND METHODS: New therapeutic strategies focusing on the physiological function of the intestinal barrier, may offer an innovative approach for the clinical improvement of highly debilitating chronic GI diseases...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267828/satoyoshi-syndrome-with-progressive-orofacial-manifestations-a-case-history-report
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Jian Li, Dong Peng, Ting Jiang, Limor Avivi-Arber
A young female patient suffering from Satoyoshi syndrome had the first characteristic signs and symptoms of hair loss and progressive spontaneous intermittent painful spasms of limb muscles at age 6.5 years. Thereafter, she developed chronic diarrhea, amenorrhea, and skeletal deformities. In the orofacial region, she suffered from painful spasms of the masseter (jaw closing) muscles, progressive tooth loss, and degeneration of the mandibular condyles. Treatment with steroids and provision of complete dentures improved the signs and symptoms...
March 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266921/clinical-laboratory-and-molecular-findings-of-63-patients-with-severe-combined-immunodeficiency-a-decade%C3%A2-s-experience
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M R Fazlollahi, Z Pourpak, A A Hamidieh, M Movahedi, M Houshmand, M Badalzadeh, M Nourizadeh, M Mahloujirad, S Arshi, A M Nabavi, M Gharagozlou, A Khayatzadeh, A Dabbaghzade, L Atarod, F Zandieh, M Sadeghi Shabestary, M Mesdaghi, I Mohammadzadeh, S A Mahdaviani, M H Eslamian, F Pesaran, E Bahraminia, F Abolnezhadian, Z Arij, M Moin
BACKGROUND: Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is known as a pediatric emergency disease with life threatening conditions. This is an exclusive report of clinical evaluation, immunological assessment, molecular analysis and outcomes of SCID patients in a tertiary referral center in Iran. METHODS: During January 2006 and December 2015, in a prospective cohort study, initial screening and advanced immunological tests were carried out on patients suspected of having SCID...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265892/current-approach-to-the-evaluation-and-management-of-microscopic-colitis
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REVIEW
Thomas G Cotter, Darrell S Pardi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Microscopic colitis is a common cause of chronic watery diarrhea, particularly in the elderly. The accompanying symptoms, which include abdominal pain and fatigue, can markedly impair patients' quality of life. Diagnosis is based upon characteristic histologic findings of the colonic mucosa. This review focuses on the current approach to evaluation and management of patients with microscopic colitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Although the incidence of microscopic colitis has been increasing over time, recent epidemiological studies show stabilization at 21...
February 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260462/dicrocoelium-dentriticum-in-explanted-liver-report-of-an-unusual-finding
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Farid Azmoudeh-Ardalan, Vahid Soleimani, Behnaz Jahanbin
Dicrocoelium dentriticum, a member of trematode type helminths, is a liver parasite of ruminants. Humans are infected accidentally by ingestion of intermediate host, through infected ants via eating of raw vegetables or drinking of contaminated water. Infection is often asymptomatic or results in subtle symptoms; therefore, infections are usually unrecognized. However, it can produce chronic cholangitis and swelling or adenomatous proliferation in the bile ducts and lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, jaundice, and other symptoms...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259364/chronic-diarrhea-the-first-symptom-of-a-metastatic-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Ander Ernaga Lorea, Iranzu Migueliz Bermejo, Nerea Eguílaz Esparza, María Cecilia Hernández Morhain, Javier Pineda Arribas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256075/the-use-of-darbepoetin-to-stimulate-erythropoiesis-in-the-treatment-of-anemia-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-dogs
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E H Fiocchi, L D Cowgill, D C Brown, J E Markovich, S Tucker, M A Labato, M B Callan
BACKGROUND: Darbepoetin alfa (darbepoetin) is an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent used for the treatment of anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in dogs, but reports describing response are lacking. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of darbepoetin in dogs with anemia secondary to CKD, dosing protocols, and adverse events. ANIMALS: Thirty-three client-owned dogs with naturally occurring CKD, including 26 with comorbidities...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254483/acute-and-sub-chronic-toxicity-study-of-aqueous-extract-from-the-leaves-and-branches-of-campomanesia-velutina-cambess-o-berg
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Marcela Carolina de Paula Michel Araújo, Neila Márcia Silva Barcellos, Paula Melo de Abreu Vieira, Thiago Magalhães Gouveia, Martha Oliveira Guerra, Vera Maria Peters, Dênia Antunes Saúde-Guimarães
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Campomanesia velutina leaves and branches infusions are used in Brazilian folk medicine to treat diarrhea and to ameliorate intestinal cramps, respectively. AIM OF THE STUDY: Carry out the acute and sub chronic pre-clinical evaluation and thus assess the safety and toxicological potential of the specie. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vivo toxicity was evaluated by acute and sub chronic toxicity assays conducted according to the guidelines of the Brazilian Agency of National Health Surveillance (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária - ANVISA)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245739/the-conundrum-of-feline-trichomonosis
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Jody L Gookin, Katherine Hanrahan, Michael G Levy
Practical relevance: Trichomonosis of the large intestine of the cat was described as a cause of chronic diarrhea over 20 years ago. The trichomonad was identified as Tritrichomonas foetus, with a genotype that is distinct from venereal T foetus of cattle. Clinical challenges: Despite multiple means for diagnosis of the infection, including light microscopy, protozoal culture and PCR amplification using species-specific primers, tests with even greater sensitivity are needed. Feline trichomonosis is resistant to all commonly used antiprotozoal drugs...
March 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229610/coping-with-celiac-disease-how-heavy-is-the-burden-for-caregivers
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Francesca Ferretti, Federica Branchi, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Dario Conte, Luca Elli
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) is the most common chronic enteropathy demanding a lifelong gluten-free diet. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to identify and estimate the subjective burden of caregivers of celiac patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted during the regional meeting of the Italian Society for the Celiac Disease in April 2014. A written self-administered anonymous questionnaire enquired into caregivers' demographic profile, natural history of patients' disease and caregivers' self-reported degree of burden at the onset of symptoms (T0), at CD diagnosis (T1) and during follow-up (T2)...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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