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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911410/experimental-infection-with-listeria-monocytogenes-as-a-model-for-studying-host-interferon-%C3%AE-responses
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Jeeyoon Jennifer Ahn, Thirumahal Selvanantham, Monan Angela Zhang, Thierry Mallevaey, Shannon E Dunn
L. monocytogenes is a gram-positive bacterium that is a cause of food borne disease in humans. Experimental infection of mice with this pathogen has been highly informative on the role of innate and adaptive immune cells and specific cytokines in host immunity against intracellular pathogens. Production of IFN-γ by innate cells during sublethal infection with L. monocytogenes is important for activating macrophages and early control of the pathogen(1-3). In addition, IFN-γ production by adaptive memory lymphocytes is important for priming the activation of innate cells upon reinfection(4)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896821/clinical-symptom-tool-that-raises-the-index-of-suspicion-for-eosinophilic-oesophagitis-in-adults-and-drives-earlier-biopsy-for-definitive-diagnosis
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U von Arnim, F-W Röhl, S Miehlke, D Jechorek, D Reinhold, T Wex, P Malfertheiner
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) present with overlapping symptomatology and it is challenging to distinguish EoE from GERD clinically before endoscopy. AIM: To investigate the prognostic value of a set of clinical symptoms and laboratory values in patients with EoE and GERD. METHODS: In this prospective, single-centre, observational study, we compared clinical and laboratory data from 202 patients with EoE or GERD (10 relevant characteristics)...
November 29, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885537/safety-analysis-of-bariatric-patients-undergoing-outpatient-upper-endoscopy-with-non-anesthesia-administered-propofol-sedation
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Tyler McVay, John C Fang, Linda Taylor, Alexander Au, Wesley Williams, Angela P Presson, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Eric Volckmann, Anna Ibele
BACKGROUND: Non-anesthesia administered propofol (NAAP) has been shown to be a safe and effective method of sedation for patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy. Bariatric surgery patients are potentially at a higher risk for sedation-related complications due to co-morbidities including obstructive sleep apnea. The outcomes of NAAP in bariatric patients have not been previously reported. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, severely obese patients undergoing pre-surgical outpatient esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) were compared to non-obese control patients (BMI ≤ 25 kg/m(2)) undergoing diagnostic EGD at our institution from March 2011-September 2015 using our endoscopy database...
November 24, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875037/preparation-of-chitosan-amino-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-nanocomposite-beads-for-bilirubin-adsorption-in-hemoperfusion
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Wenhui Zong, Jian Chen, Wenyan Han, Jie Chen, Yue Wang, Weichao Wang, Guanghui Cheng, Lailiang Ou, Yaoting Yu
Chitosan-carbon nanotube composite beads combines the advantages of chitosan in forming a stable biocompatible framework and carbon nanotube that provide nanometer effects (high strength and high specific surface area etc.). In this study, chitosan/amino multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CS/AMWCNT) composite beads was prepared by phase-inversion method, in which CS and AMWCNT was crosslinked by ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EGDE). The CS/AMWCNT nanocomposite beads produced has been characterized by BET, SEM, TGA, and Raman spectroscopy which exhibited enhanced thermal stability due to the incorporation of AMWCNT...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871069/rate-and-predictors-of-interval-esophageal-and-gastric-cancers-after-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-in-the-united-states
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Yize R Wang, Edward V Loftus, Thomas A Judge, Steven R Peikin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In the United States, little is known about the rates of interval upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer (possibly missed out) after an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is performed. Data from non-US studies reported interval cancer rates of 7-26%. We aimed to study the rate and predictors of interval upper GI cancers in the United States. METHODS: Using the random 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked database, we identified patients diagnosed with esophageal or gastric cancer during 2000-2007...
November 22, 2016: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866035/a-unique-presentation-of-ectopic-thyroid-a-case-report
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Erika Allen, Masoud Alzeerah, Stevenson Tsiao, Nail Aydin, Subhasis Misra
INTRODUCTION: This case presents a painful ectopic thyroid, an unusual presentation, in an atypical location. The patient's history of an ingested fish bone, her acute presentation, and inconclusive imaging, made this case a diagnostic dilemma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: 61-year-old female presented with acutely worsening history of left throat pain and dysphagia after swallowing a fish bone. CT scan showed a foreign body in the anterior wall of the cervical esophagus...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859804/gastric-mucosal-cracked-and-cobblestone-like-changes-by-the-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Shuichi Miyamoto, Mototsugu Kato, Momoko Tsuda, Kana Matsuda, Tetsuhito Muranaka, Satoshi Abiko, Masayoshi Ono, Takeshi Mizushima, Saori Omori, Keiko Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Mabe, Shoko Ono, Takahiko Kudo, Yuichi Shimizu, Naoya Sakamoto
OBJECTIVES: Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is histologically associated with oxyntic gland dilatations. Two interesting mucosal changes are often detected endoscopically in patients who use PPIs: gastric cracked mucosa (GCM) and gastric cobblestone-like mucosa (GCSM). The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between PPI use and these mucosal changes. METHODS: This was a single-center observational study. All successive subjects who underwent a routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) between August and November 2014 in Hokkaido University Hospital were enrolled...
November 17, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830096/hemorrhage-from-extra-antral-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-in-a-patient-with-duodenal-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa
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John Gubatan, Nathan Raines, Hasan Khosravi, Tracy L Challies, Tyler M Berzin
Gastric antral vascular ectasias (GAVE) have been increasingly recognized as an uncommon cause of chronic gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia, although their underlying pathogenesis is not completely well understood. Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) has been reported to occur at various sites along the gastrointestinal tract and although relatively common, it is often asymptomatic. We report a case of a 60-year-old woman with a prior history of GAVE who developed melena and symptomatic anemia during her hospitalization following cardiac catheterization...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829600/two-cases-of-aortoenteric-fistula-with-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Yuu Matsubara, Tomoyuki Ohta, Ryoji Tatsumi, Takuma Takasaka, Jun Sakamoto, Ryu Sato, Keisuke Kimura
Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a life-threatening condition that can present with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. AEFs have been classified into primary and secondary types. Primary AEF (PAEF) is a direct communication between the aorta and the GI tract. Secondary AEF (SAEF) is the result of a previous abdominal aortic aneurysm repair involving placement of a synthetic aortic graft. Diagnosis of AEF, especially PAEF, is difficult largely because AEF is so rarely encountered in practice. Computed tomography (CT) and endoscopic gastroduodenoscopy (EGD) are most frequently used to diagnose AEF, with abdominal contrast-enhanced CT being the preferred initial diagnostic test of choice...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811622/therapeutic-endoscopy-for-the-control-of-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-case-series
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Anna M Banc-Husu, Nuzhat A Ahmad, Vinay Chadrasekhara, Gregory G Ginsberg, David L Jaffe, Michael L Kochman, Michael Rajala, Petar Mamula
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most common indications for urgent endoscopy in the pediatric setting. The majority of these procedures are performed for control of variceal bleeding, with very few performed for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal (NVUGI) bleeding. The data on therapeutic endoscopy for NVUGI are very sparse. The aims of our study were to review our experience with NVUGI bleeding, describe technical aspects and outcomes of therapeutic endoscopy, and determine gastroenterology fellows' training opportunities according to the national training guidelines...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803496/left-atrial-to-esophageal-fistula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Muhammad Yasir Khan, Waqas Javed Siddiqui, Praneet S Iyer, Ahmed Dirweesh, Nigahus Karabulut
BACKGROUND Left atrial to esophageal fistula (LAEF) is a rare fatal complication of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for atrial fibrillation and is associated with high mortality. Clinical features can be nonspecific and include fever, dysphagia, upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, sepsis, and embolic stroke a after recent history of RFA for atrial fibrillation. CASE REPORT  A 57-year-old Caucasian male was brought to the emergency department (ED) by his family because of an altered mental status. He had undergone a radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation three weeks earlier...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795854/minibactenecins-chbac7-n%C3%AE-and-chbac7-n%C3%AE-antimicrobial-peptides-from-leukocytes-of-the-goat-capra-hircus
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O V Shamova, D S Orlov, M S Zharkova, S V Balandin, E V Yamschikova, D Knappe, R Hoffmann, V N Kokryakov, T V Ovchinnikova
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) of neutrophils play an important role in the animal and human host defenses. We have isolated two AMPs (average molecular masses of 2895.5 and 2739.3 Da), with potent antimicrobial activity from neutrophils of the domestic goat (Capra hircus). A structural analysis of the obtained peptides revealed that they encompass N-terminal fragments (1-21 and 1-22) of the proline-rich peptide bactenecin 7.5. The primary structure of caprine bactenecin 7.5 had been previously deduced from the nucleotide sequence, but the corresponding protein had not been isolated from leukocytes until now...
July 2016: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785709/alcoholic-liver-disease-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-gastric-cancer
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Tae Hoon Ha, Byeong Gwan Kim, Donghyong Jeong, Sohee Oh, Won Kim, Yong Jin Jung, Dong Won Ahn, Ji Bong Jeong, Ji Won Kim, Kook Lae Lee, Seong-Joon Koh
BACKGROUND: Little information is available regarding the relationship between alcoholic liver diseases (ALD) and the development of gastric neoplasia. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine whether ALD is associated with the increased risk of gastric neoplasia. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records 514 patients diagnosed with ALD at Seoul Metropolitan Government Boramae Hospital between January 2000 and December 2011. Control subjects were selected by using propensity score matching (age, sex, and body mass index) from 8190 members of the general population who underwent EGD for screening for gastric neoplasia at Boramae Health Promotion Center during the study period...
October 26, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785312/nodule-regression-in-adults-with-nodular-gastritis
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Ji Wan Kim, Sun-Young Lee, Jeong Hwan Kim, In-Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Chan-Sup Shim, Hye Seung Han
BACKGROUND: Nodular gastritis (NG) is associated with the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection, but there are controversies on nodule regression in adults. The aim of this study was to analyze the factors that are related to the nodule regression in adults diagnosed as NG. METHODS: Adult population who were diagnosed as NG with H. pylori infection during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) at our center were included. Changes in the size and location of the nodules, status of H...
December 2015: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778205/association-between-body-mass-index-and-clinical-and-endoscopic-features-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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W Asher Wolf, Nicholas A Piazza, Jessica H Gebhart, Spencer Rusin, Shannon Covey, Leana L Higgins, RoseMary Beitia, Olga Speck, Kimberly Woodward, Cary C Cotton, Thomas M Runge, Swathi Eluri, John T Woosley, Nicholas J Shaheen, Evan S Dellon
BACKGROUND: Because eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) causes dysphagia, esophageal narrowing, and strictures, it could result in low body mass index (BMI), but there are few data assessing this. AIM: To determine whether EoE is associated with decreased BMI. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study at the University of North Carolina from 2009 to 2013 enrolling consecutive adults undergoing outpatient EGD. BMI and endoscopic findings were recorded...
October 24, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748321/paired-comparison-of-procedural-sequence-in-same-day-bidirectional-endoscopy-with-moderate-sedation-and-carbon-dioxide-insufflation-a-prospective-observational-study
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Jui-Hsiang Tang, Chi-Liang Cheng, Yen-Lin Kuo, Yi-Ning Tsui
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Same-day bidirectional endoscopy (BDE) is a commonly performed procedure, but the optimal sequence of the procedure with carbon dioxide insufflation is not well established. In this study, we investigated the optimal sequence for same-day BDE without polypectomy under moderate sedation and carbon dioxide insufflation in terms of sedation doses and colonoscopy performance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study of 63 asymptomatic patients who were admitted for physical check-ups...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747283/effectiveness-of-systematic-alphanumeric-coded-endoscopy-for-diagnosis-of-gastric-intraepithelial-neoplasia-in-a-low-socioeconomic-population
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Nancy Roxana Machaca Quea, Fabian Emura, Fernando Barreda Bolaños, Yuliana Salvador Arias, Fernando Antonio Arévalo Suárez, Alejandro Piscoya Rivera
Background and study aims: In the Western world, gastric cancer (GC) usually presents at an advanced stage, carrying a high mortality rate. Studies have reported that 14 % to 26 % of GCs are missed at endoscopy up to 3 years before diagnosis. Systematic Alphanumeric Coded Endoscopy (SACE) has been proposed to improve quality of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) by facilitating a complete examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This prospective cross-sectional study was designed to determine the frequency of gastric intraepithelial neoplasia (GIN) by using the SACE approach in cohort of patients from low socioeconomic level...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747281/first-reports-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-with-white-globe-appearance-in-japanese-and-caucasian-patients
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Yusuke Tonai, Ryu Ishihara, Yasushi Yamasaki, Takashi Kanesaka, Sachiko Yamamoto, Tomofumi Akasaka, Noboru Hanaoka, Yoji Takeuchi, Koji Higashino, Noriya Uedo, Yasuhiko Tomita, Hiroyasu Iishi
Background and study aims: Better endoscopic diagnosis in case of Barrett's esophagus is still needed. White globe appearance (WGA) is a novel endoscopic marker for gastric adenocarcinoma, with high sensitivity for differentiating between gastric cancer/high-grade dysplasia and other lesions. We report 2 cases of esophageal adenocarcinoma with WGA. In Case 1, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) revealed a 10-mm esophageal adenocarcinoma in a 48-year-old Japanese woman with short-segment Barrett's esophagus. A small (< 1 mm) white globular lesion, typical of WGA, was observed under the epithelium by magnifying narrow-band imaging...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742333/intraoperative-portal-flow-of-less-than-1-liter-per-minute-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-is-not-associated-per-se-with-an-increased-rate-of-early-graft-dysfunction
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M Gastaca, M Prieto, A Valdivieso, P Ruiz, A Ventoso, I Palomares, A Matarranz, L Martinez-Indart, J Ortiz de Urbina
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether a portal flow of <1,000 mL/min in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is associated with a higher incidence of early graft dysfunction (EGD) and graft loss. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of 540 OLTs carried out consecutively from December 2004 to December 2013. Patients were divided into 2 groups: group A, portal flow <1,000 mL/min; and group B, portal flow >1,000 mL/min. We studied the incidence of EGD and graft survival...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741346/candida-esophagitis-associated-with-mycophenolate-mofetil-treatment-of-atopic-dermatitis
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Anna Kurayev, Alice B Gottlieb
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case in which a patient developed Candida esophagitis (CE) after treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for 22 months. CASE SUMMARY: A 59-year-old Caucasian female with long-standing history of AD successfully treated with MMF presented to the dermatology clinic for follow-up appointment with 3 months' history of projectile vomiting, choking, and trouble swallowing. Patient underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) that demonstrated whitish plaques in esophagus consistent with CE, which was confirmed by biopsy and cytology...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
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