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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096866/disseminated-strongyloidiasis-in-an-iranian-immunocompromised-patient-a-case-report
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Narges Najafi, Eissa Soleymani, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Amirkeivan Marofi, Anahita Nosrati, Alireza Davoodi
Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth (STH) widespread in various part of the world. A 78-yr-old peasant diabetic female from Mazandaran Province northern Iran, was admitted to Infection Department of the Razi Hospital in city of Qaemshahr, north of Iran complaining about abdominal skin rash, pruritus, itching, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, dysuria and cough. This patient had cutaneous migration effects of S. stercoralis larvae in her abdominal skin (larva currents and urticaria). Lung CT without contrast demonstrate s bilateral diffuse ground glass opacity draws attention...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091435/influence-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-on-the-prevalence-and-patterns-of-upper-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-nigerians-with-diabetes-mellitus
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A Oluyemi, E Anomneze, S Smith, O Fasanmade
BACKGROUND: Infection with Helicobacter pylori infection is widespread in our environment. However, whether this fact has any bearing on the prevalence and pattern of symptoms referable to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) system in our population of diabetes mellitus (DM) patients has not been much studied. AIM: We embarked on this study to evaluate if H. pylori infection played any significant role in the prevalence and patterns of upper GI symptoms in type 2 DM patients in Lagos, Nigeria...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079238/human-leukocyte-antigen-hladrb1-determinants-susceptibility-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Batool Mutar Mahdi, Riyadh Mohamad Hasan, Wafaa Hazim Salih
BACKGROUND: - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is characterized by diverse symptoms. There is an evidence for a genetic component to GERD as supported by familial aggregation of this disease. OBJECTIVE: - To investigate whether certain human leucocyte antigen genes HLA-DRB1 are associated with GERD. METHODS: - Patients and controls were prospectively recruited from GIT center at Al-Kindy Teaching Hospital (Baghdad-Iraq) between January 2014 and July 2016...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075092/diabetes-mellitus-management-of-gastrointestinal-complications
#4
Beth Careyva, Brian Stello
Gastrointestinal disorders are common complications of diabetes mellitus and include gastroparesis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and chronic diarrhea. Symptoms of gastroparesis include early satiety, postprandial fullness, nausea, vomiting of undigested food, bloating, and abdominal pain. Gastroparesis is diagnosed based on clinical symptoms and a delay in gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Gastric emptying scintigraphy is the preferred diagnostic test...
December 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052291/yogurt-containing-lactobacillus-gasseri-mitigates-aspirin-induced-small-bowel-injuries-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Takayoshi Suzuki, Aya Masui, Jun Nakamura, Hirokazu Shiozawa, Jun Aoki, Hirohiko Nakae, Shingo Tsuda, Jin Imai, Ozawa Hideki, Masashi Matsushima, Tetsuya Mine, Akira Tamura, Toshihiro Ohtsu, Yukio Asami, Atsushi Takagi
BACKGROUND: Although there is evidence about the beneficial effects of probiotics, their effects on aspirin-induced small bowel injuries have not been well examined. We evaluated the effects of the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri OLL2716 (LG) on aspirin-induced small intestinal lesions, such as ulcers, erosions, reddened lesions, and bleeding. SUMMARY: This study enrolled 64 patients who received aspirin for more than 1 month and provided written informed consent to be part of the study...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050913/technological-review-on-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-available-equipment-recent-developments-and-emerging-techniques
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Georgios Mavrogenis, Juergen Hochberger, Pierre Deprez, Morteza Shafazand, Dimitri Coumaros, Katsumi Yamamoto
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely practiced in Japan and the Eastern World and is rapidly expanding in western countries for the management of early malignancies of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tube. In addition, novel therapeutic applications deriving from ESD have emerged including the treatment of achalasia, of submucosal tumors, of diverticula, of strictures and of reflux disease. An ESD procedure necessitates not only skills and specific training, but also familiarization with a vast spectrum of devices (endoscopes, high-frequency generators and their settings, endoknives, hoods, irrigation devices) and techniques (such as countertraction, artificial ulcer closure), that render the procedure faster, more efficient and safer...
January 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049863/the-effect-of-acute-stress-on-esophageal-motility-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-healthy-humans
#7
Hong Sub Lee, Chung Kyun Noh, Kwang Jae Lee
Background/Aims: Little research has been done to evaluate the effect of stress in exacerbating the symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux (GER). We aimed to investigate the effect of acute stress on esophageal motility and GER parameters in healthy volunteers. Methods: A total of 10 (M:F = 8:2, median age 34 years-old) healthy volunteers without any recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms participated in this study. They underwent esophageal high-resolution manometry with 10 wet swallows (Experiment I) and esophageal impedance-pH monitoring (Experiment II) in the basal period and in the stress period...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028499/barrett-s-mucosa-segmentation-in-endoscopic-images-using-a-hybrid-method-spatial-fuzzy-c-mean-and-level-set
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Hossein Yousefi-Banaem, Hossein Rabbani, Peyman Adibi
Barrett's mucosa is one of the most important diseases in upper gastrointestinal system that caused by gastro-esophagus reflux. If left untreated, the disease will cause distal esophagus and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma. The malignancy risk is very high in short segment Barrett's mucosa. Therefore, lesion area segmentation can improve specialist decision for treatment. In this paper, we proposed a combined fuzzy method with active models for Barrett's mucosa segmentation. In this study, we applied three methods for special area segmentation and determination...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025072/enhancing-biopharmaceutical-attributes-of-phospholipid-complex-loaded-nanostructured-lipidic-carriers-of-mangiferin-systematic-development-characterization-and-evaluation
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Rajneet Kaur Khurana, Arvind K Bansal, Sarwar Beg, Andrea Julie Burrow, O P Katare, Kamalinder K Singh, Bhupinder Singh
Mangiferin (Mgf), largely expressed out from the leaves and stem bark of Mango, is a potent antioxidant. However, its in vivo activity gets tremendously reduced owing to poor aqueous solubility and inconsistent gastrointestinal absorption, high hepatic first-pass metabolism and high P-gp efflux. The current research work, therefore, was undertaken to overcome the biopharmaceutical hiccups by developing the Mgf-phospholipid complex (PLCs) loaded in nanostructured lipidic carriers (NLCs). The PLCs and NLCs were prepared using refluxing, solvent evaporation and hot emulsification technique, respectively with three molar ratios of Mgf and Phospholipon 90G, i...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024166/an-east-asian-perspective-on-the-interaction-between-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-clopidogrel
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Duowu Zou, Khean-Lee Goh
Both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and clopidogrel are widely prescribed in the Asia-Pacific population. PPIs are the mainstay therapeutic agents for prophylaxis against aspirin gastropathy and for ARDs (Acid Related Disorders) including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). They are also co-prescribed with oral anticoagulant agents (OAAs)and with dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Clopidogrel belongs to the drug class of thienopyridines, and is currently the most widely prescribed OAA either alone or in combination with aspirin...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017488/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-the-school-age-child-with-autism
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Debdeep Nath
This case study examines some common complementary and alternative treatments used in the management of behavioral and gastrointestinal symptoms associated with autism including food selectivity, abdominal pain, nausea, gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, and diarrhea. The current literature on the safety and efficacy of these treatments for pediatric patients is reviewed. This study examines therapies including gluten-free and casein-free diet, probiotics, vitamin B12, omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, chelation therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic manipulations used in treating these core symptoms of autism...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996295/medicinal-plants-for-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-review-of-animal-and-human-studies
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Mehdi Salehi, Hossein Karegar-Borzi, Mehrdad Karimi, Roja Rahimi
OBJECTIVES: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a prevalent gastrointestinal disease that causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. The major therapeutic strategy for GERD focuses mainly on symptom alleviation using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which does not produce a perfect response in all patients. An approach with new therapeutic agents for GERD seems to be essential. The aim of this study was to review animal and human studies investigating the effect of medicinal plants in GERD as well as mechanisms underlying their therapeutic effects...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995468/alpha-fetoprotein-producing-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-mimicker-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jeremy Wang, Wendy Liu, Keyur Parikh, Anthony Benjamin Post
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a rare occurrence. Elevation of serum AFP is commonly associated with hepatocellular carcinoma and yolk sac tumors, but rarely with esophageal carcinoma. Here, we report a rare case of AFP-producing EAC. A 51-year-old man presented with two weeks of acid reflux and a 35-lb weight loss. Laboratory data were notable for transaminitis and AFP was 2524 ng/mL. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed abnormal thickening of the esophagus and multiple metastatic masses throughout the liver...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993699/gastroesophageal-mucosal-injury-after-cholecystectomy-an-indication-for-surveillance
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Syeda Nadia Shah Gilani, Gary Alan Bass, Natallia Kharytaniuk, Michelle R Downes, Emer Frances Caffrey, Iqbal Tobbia, Thomas Noel Walsh
BACKGROUND: Cholecystectomy alters bile release dynamics from pulsatile meal-stimulated to continuous, and results in retrograde duodeno-gastric bile reflux(DGR). Bile is implicated in mucosal injury following gastric surgery, but whether cholecystectomy causes esophago-gastric mucosal inflammation, thus increasing the risk of metaplasia, is unclear. STUDY DESIGN: This study examined whether cholecystectomy-induced DGR promotes chronic inflammatory mucosal changes of the stomach and/or at the esophago-gastric junction(EGJ)...
December 16, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989522/a-randomized-trial-comparing-reflux-symptoms-in-sleeve-gastrectomy-patients-with-or-without-hiatal-hernia-repair
#15
Brad Snyder, Erik Wilson, Todd Wilson, Sheilendra Mehta, Kulvinder Bajwa, Conniw Klein
BACKGROUND: The effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) on reflux symptoms is unclear. Many surgeons offer SG only to patients with minor or no reflux symptoms, fearing that patients with severe reflux symptoms will experience worsening of their condition after SG. Many also advocate crural repair at the time of SG to prevent de novo or worsening reflux symptoms. These decisions are made without suitable data to form such conclusions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of SG with or without hiatal hernia repair on reflux symptoms...
November 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981684/gastrointestinal-symptom-severity-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-the-general-population
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A D Lee, B M Spiegel, R D Hays, G Y Melmed, R Bolus, D Khanna, P P Khanna, L Chang
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients report similar gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, yet comparisons of symptom severity between groups and with the general population (GP) are lacking. METHODS: We compared Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS(®) ) GI symptom scales measuring gastro-esophageal reflux (GER), disrupted swallowing, diarrhea, bowel incontinence, nausea/vomiting, constipation, belly pain, and gas/bloating in: (i) USA GP sample, (ii) IBS patients, and (iii) IBD patients from tertiary care and community populations...
December 16, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980496/reversal-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-sleep-disturbance-and-fatigue-with-an-elimination-diet-lifestyle-modification-and-dietary-supplements-a-case-report
#17
Stephanie Davis
BACKGROUND: A 53-y-old Caucasian patient presented in August 2015 with chief complaints of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; gas/bloating, gastroesophageal reflux), fatigue, and sleep disturbances. He also noted a history of chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, and right knee pain (3 surgeries). His primary care physician, in 2014, diagnosed prediabetes based on an elevated hemoglobin A1c and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, which was treated with diet and lifestyle modification...
October 2016: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979389/eosinophilic-esophagitis-update-in-diagnosis-and-management-position-paper-by-the-italian-society-of-gastroenterology-and-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-sige
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REVIEW
Nicola de Bortoli, Roberto Penagini, Edoardo Savarino, Santino Marchi
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic immune-mediated disease of the esophagus characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction, as well as significant esophageal eosinophilia. The entity exists worldwide but has been most extensively studied in Western countries. However, a wide range of symptoms has been noticed such as chest pain or gastro-esophageal reflux disease-like symptoms. Upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy and esophageal biopsies are crucial for the diagnosis. Endoscopy might be normal or reveal typical patterns such as rings, furrows, exudates, edema, and stricture...
December 2, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973922/minimal-differences-in-prevalence-and-spectrum-of-organic-disease-at-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-between-selected-secondary-care-patients-with-symptoms-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-or-dyspepsia
#19
Andrew J Irvine, Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, Premysl Bercik, Paul Moayyedi, Alexander C Ford
OBJECTIVES: Gastro-oesophageal reflux and dyspepsia are felt to be separate upper gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. We aimed to measure the degree of overlap between them, and assess whether endoscopic findings differed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Demographic, symptom, upper GI endoscopy and histology data were collected from consecutive adults in secondary care. Patients were categorised according to whether they reported gastro-oesophageal reflux alone, dyspepsia alone or both, and patient demographics and endoscopic findings were compared...
December 15, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965506/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-oral-changes-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gastritis-and-ulcerative-colitis
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E Vinesh, Kmk Masthan, M Sathish Kumar, S Marytresa Jeyapriya, Aravindha Babu, Meera Thinakaran
OBJECTIVES: The aim and objectives of this study are to identify oral changes in certain gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, namely gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcerative colitis, gastritis, and to evaluate these oral symptoms as indicators for assessing GI disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, the oral manifestations of various GI disorders were assessed in a varying age group of 250 patients in Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
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