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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637806/the-pneumococcal-serotype-15c-capsule-is-partially-o-acetylated-and-allows-for-limited-evasion-of-ppv23-elicited-anti-serotype-15b-antibodies
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Brady L Spencer, Anukul T Shenoy, Carlos J Orihuela, Moon H Nahm
As a species, Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) utilizes a diverse array of capsular polysaccharides to evade the host. In contrast to large variations in sugar composition and linkage formation, O-acetylation is a subtle capsular modification that nonetheless has a large impact on capsular shielding and recognition of the capsule by vaccine-elicited antibodies. Serotype 15B, which is included in the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23), encodes the putative O-acetyltransferase gene wciZ...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596986/international-core-curriculum-for-capsule-endoscopy-training-courses
#2
Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Simon Panter, Cristina Carretero, Carolyn Davison, Xavier Dray, Evgeny Fedorov, Richard Makins, Miguel Mascarenhas, Mark McAlindon, Deirdre McNamara, Hansa Palmer, Jean Francoise Rey, Jean Christophe Saurin, Uwe Seitz, Cristiano Spada, Ervin Toth, Felix Wiedbrauck, Martin Keuchel
Capsule endoscopy (CE) has become a first-line noninvasive tool for visualisation of the small bowel (SB) and is being increasingly used for investigation of the colon. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines have specified requirements for the clinical applications of CE. However, there are no standardized recommendations yet for CE training courses in Europe. The following suggestions in this curriculum are based on the experience of European CE training courses directors. It is suggested that 12 hours be dedicated for either a small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) or a colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) course with 4 hours for an introductory CCE course delivered in conjunction with SBCE courses...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593783/colonic-lesions-in-patients-undergoing-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-incidence-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-impact
#3
José Francisco Juanmartiñena Fernández, Iñaki Fernández-Urién Sainz, Beatriz Zabalza Ollo, Ana Borda Martín, Juan José Vila Costas
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, capsule endoscopy is the first-line procedure to assess the small bowel. During small bowel procedures, other segments of the gastrointestinal tract may be visualized. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the incidence of colonic abnormalities in patients undergoing small bowel capsule and its impact on patient management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of data from 526 consecutive capsule endoscopy procedures performed at a single tertiary-care centre between 2008 and 2011...
June 8, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576124/ancylostoma-ailuropodae-n-sp-nematoda-ancylostomatidae-a-new-hookworm-parasite-isolated-from-wild-giant-pandas-in-southwest-china
#4
Yue Xie, Eric P Hoberg, Zijiang Yang, Joseph F Urban, Guangyou Yang
BACKGROUND: Hookworms belonging to the genus Ancylostoma (Dubini, 1843) cause ancylostomiasis, a disease of considerable concern in humans and domestic and wild animals. Molecular and epidemiological data support evidence for the zoonotic potential among species of Ancylostoma where transmission to humans is facilitated by rapid urbanization and increased human-wildlife interactions. It is important to assess and describe these potential zoonotic parasite species in wildlife, especially in hosts that have physiological similarities to humans and share their habitat...
June 2, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571122/detecting-the-non-physiological-surgically-tailored-ileocolic-anastomosis-using-the-wireless-motility-capsule-a-pre-and-post-operative-prospective-within-subject-trial
#5
Yngve Thorsen, Bojan V Stimec, Jens M Nesgaard, Dejan Ignjatovic
Background/Aims: Wireless motility capsule (WMC) detects the ileocolic junction (ICJ) in most non-operated patients. We find no data concerning this examination in patients where the ileocolic valve is replaced by a per definition incompetent, surgically created ICJ. We wanted to see if WMC could detect the ICJ after a right colectomy and assess the competency. Methods: Prospective cohort study using a within-subject design to eliminate subject-subject variability...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567382/where-do-i-see-minimally-invasive-endoscopy-in-2020-clock-is-ticking
#6
REVIEW
Rami Eliakim
Since it was introduced 17 years ago, capsule endoscopy has become an important diagnostic tool for the small bowel. Three generations of the original small bowel capsule have been developed since (PillCam SB3, Medtronic, USA), and four competitors were introduced for the small bowel. A non-video patency capsule (Agile patency capsule, Medtronic, USA) was also developed, in order to confirm patency and thus avoid retention in the GI tract. Moreover, capsules viewing other organs of the body (esophagus, colon) as well as three different magnetic guided capsules that visualize the stomach as good as optical endoscopy (OE) have been developed...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567379/colonic-obstruction-caused-by-video-capsule-entrapment-in-a-metal-stent
#7
Ervin Toth, Lars Marthinsen, Maria Bergström, Per-Ola Park, Peter Månsson, Artur Nemeth, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has become the method of choice for visualizing the small bowel mucosa and is generally considered to be a safe method. Although uncommon, the most feared complication of VCE is capsule retention that can potentially lead to life-threatening bowel obstruction. Herein, we present for the first time a case of capsule retention in a colonic stent. The patient had known Crohn's disease with colonic involvement and underwent an uneventful but incomplete small bowel VCE for assessment of disease activity and extension for optimizing medical treatment...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567375/video-capsule-colonoscopy-in-routine-clinical-practice
#8
Ervin Toth, Diana E Yung, Artur Nemeth, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
BACKGROUND: Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) offers direct mucosal visualisation without sedation or gas insufflation required in conventional colonoscopy (CC). However, evidence for the role of CCE as an adjunct or alternative to CC remains equivocal. In this observational cohort study, we report our experience of using CCE to investigate patients with suspected colon pathology at a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: From 2007-2015, consecutive patients requiring colonoscopy were recruited from a tertiary care centre in Malmo, Sweden...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554656/colon-capsule-to-screen-for-colorectal-neoplasia-in-subjects-with-a-family-history-of-colorectal-cancer
#9
Andrea Parodi, Geoffroy Vanbiervliet, Cesare Hassan, Xavier Hebuterne, Antonella De Ceglie, Rosa Angela Filiberti, Cristano Spada, Massimo Conio
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) has been recognized as an alternative for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in average risk subjects. To prospectively assess the accuracy of CCE as a screening tool in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of subjects with CRC using optical colonoscopy (OC) with segmental unblinding as reference standard. METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted with CRC diagnosis (index case, IC) were prospectively evaluated, and invited to contact their FDRs...
May 26, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554655/hemorrhagic-angiodysplasia-of-the-digestive-tract-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
#10
REVIEW
Aymeric Becq, Gabriel Rahmi, Guillaume Perrod, Christophe Cellier
Gastrointestinal angiodysplasia (GIA) is an acquired vascular superficial lesion, which presents typically as a bright red, irregular, round-shaped, slightly elevated lesion. GIAs are often seen in patients over 60 years of age and are mostly located in the colon (cecum and ascending).The cause and mechanisms of GIA have yet to be completely understood. Small-bowel GIAs are often diagnosed in the setting of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). In some cases, GIAs are associated with aortic stenosis, Von Willebrand's disease, chronic renal disease, and liver disease...
May 26, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536292/capsule-production-and-glucose-metabolism-dictate-fitness-during-serratia-marcescens-bacteremia
#11
Mark T Anderson, Lindsay A Mitchell, Lili Zhao, Harry L T Mobley
Serratia marcescens is an opportunistic pathogen that causes a range of human infections, including bacteremia, keratitis, wound infections, and urinary tract infections. Compared to other members of the Enterobacteriaceae family, the genetic factors that facilitate Serratia proliferation within the mammalian host are less well defined. An in vivo screen of transposon insertion mutants identified 212 S. marcescens fitness genes that contribute to bacterial survival in a murine model of bloodstream infection...
May 23, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524600/validation-of-smartpill-%C3%A2-wireless-motility-capsule-for-gastrointestinal-transit-time-intra-subject-variability-software-accuracy-and-comparison-with-video-capsule-endoscopy
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H O Diaz Tartera, D-L Webb, A Kh Al-Saffar, M A Halim, G Lindberg, P Sangfelt, P M Hellström
BACKGROUND: There is interest in ultimately combining endoscopy and motility assessments. Gastric emptying (GET), small bowel (SBTT), colon (CTT) and whole gut transit (WGTT) times are conveniently obtained by SmartPill(®) wireless motility capsule (WMC) that records luminal pH, temperature and pressure. Reproducibility within same subjects and accuracy of software derived times (MotiliGI(®) ) were investigated for diagnostic application. GET and SBTT were separately measured using video capsule endoscopy (VCE)...
May 19, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489504/validation-of-the-cell-line-ls180-as-a-model-for-study-of-the-gastrointestinal-toxicity-of-mycophenolic-acid
#13
Svenja Heischmann, Uwe Christians
1. Gastrointestinal (GI) intolerability is a concern for drugs such as mycophenolic acid (MPA) and drug metabolism may play a role. Few in vitro models exist that allow for the preclinical evaluation of a potential role of drug metabolism in intestinal drug toxicity. Thus, we sought to develop an in vitro model based on the human colon adenocarcinoma cell line LS180 to investigate MPA's negative effects on intestinal cells. 2. Stability of expression of key enzymes of MPA metabolism (UGT1A7, UGT1A9, UGT1A10, UGT2B7, CYP3A4 and CYP3A5), transporters (OATP1B1, OATP1B3, OATP2B1, MRP1, MRP2 and MDR1) and the nuclear receptor PXR over 12 passages in combination with guanosine supplementation to counter MPA's antiproliferative effects (determined by western blot analysis and proliferation assays, respectively) was established...
May 30, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486225/fatty-acids-induce-stemness-in-the-stromal-cells-of-a-ct26-mouse-tumor-model
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Isao Kawahara, Takuya Mori, Kei Goto, Kiyomu Fujii, Hitoshi Ohmori, Shingo Kishi, Rina Fujiwara-Tani, Hiroki Kuniyasu
The potential effects of 2 types of fatty acids on colorectal cancer (CRC) were assessed using cancer stromal cells. Linoleic acid (LA; C-18, n-6 unsaturated fatty acid) and elaidic acid (EA; C-18, trans acid), both known to affect colon carcinogenesis and cancer progression, were administered by gavage to BALB/c mice, which were inoculated with CT26 syngeneic colon cancer cells in the back. Both EA and LA treatments enhanced tumor growth and metastasis. EA and LA also increased the number of CD133-positive stromal cells in the tumor capsule...
May 10, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469711/capsular-polysaccharide-inhibits-adhesion-of-bifidobacterium-longum-105-a-to-enterocyte-like-caco-2-cells-and-phagocytosis-by-macrophages
#15
Amin Tahoun, Hisayoshi Masutani, Hanem El-Sharkawy, Trudi Gillespie, Ryo P Honda, Kazuo Kuwata, Mizuho Inagaki, Tomio Yabe, Izumi Nomura, Tohru Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Bifidobacterium longum 105-A produces markedly high amounts of capsular polysaccharides (CPS) and exopolysaccharides (EPS) that should play distinct roles in bacterial-host interactions. To identify the biological function of B. longum 105-A CPS/EPS, we carried out an informatics survey of the genome and identified the EPS-encoding genetic locus of B. longum 105-A that is responsible for the production of CPS/EPS. The role of CPS/EPS in the adaptation to gut tract environment and bacteria-gut cell interactions was investigated using the ΔcpsD mutant...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431493/pan-intestinal-capsule-endoscopy-in-patients-with-postoperative-crohn-s-disease-a-pilot-study
#16
Johannes Hausmann, Renate Schmelz, Jens Walldorf, Natalie Filmann, Stefan Zeuzem, Jörg G Albert
BACKGROUND: Patients are at increased risk of disease recurrence after surgical treatment of Crohn's disease. Endoscopic detection of postoperative, ileo-colonic inflammation is well established, but the potential of pan-intestinal endoscopy is yet unknown. METHODS: This prospective multicenter pilot study assessed the value of pan-intestinal capsule endoscopy using a colon capsule endoscope for the detection of inflammatory recurrence of Crohn´s disease. Patients who had been operatively treated for Crohn´s disease were included...
April 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429597/is-capsule-colonoscopy-the-solution-for-incomplete-conventional-colonoscopy
#17
Miguel Mascarenhas-Saraiva
The era of colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) started in 2007. Few years later second-generation CCE (CCE-2) (Medtronic, Minneapolis, USA) was launched, featuring an improved optical system allowing for nearly 360° coverage via two 172° angle cameras, and adaptive frame rate function (ranging from 4 to 35 images per second depending on capsule motion). At present the main clinical indications for CCE are: a) completion of incomplete colonoscopy; b) polyp detection; and c) investigation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
April 21, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408091/accessory-genetic-content-in-campylobacter-jejuni-st21cc-isolates-from-feces-and-blood
#18
C P A Skarp, O Akinrinade, R Kaden, C Johansson, H Rautelin
Campylobacter jejuni is an important foodborne pathogen and the most commonly reported bacterial cause of gastroenteritis. C. jejuni is occasionally found in blood, although mechanisms important for invasiveness have remained unclear. C. jejuni is divided into many different lineages, of which the ST21 clonal complex (CC) is widely distributed. Here, we performed comparative genomic and in vitro analyses on 17C. jejuni ST21CC strains derived from human blood and feces in order to identify features associated with isolation site...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392984/non-native-molluscan-colonizers-on-deliberately-placed-shipwrecks-in-the-florida-keys-with-description-of-a-new-species-of-potentially-invasive-worm-snail-gastropoda-vermetidae
#19
Rüdiger Bieler, Camila Granados-Cifuentes, Timothy A Rawlings, Petra Sierwald, Timothy M Collins
Artificial reefs created by deliberately sinking ships off the coast of the Florida Keys island chain are providing new habitat for marine invertebrates. This newly developing fouling community includes the previously reported invasive orange tube coral Tubastraea coccinea and the non-native giant foam oyster Hyotissa hyotis. New SCUBA-based surveys involving five shipwrecks spanning the upper, middle, and lower Florida Keys, show T. coccinea now also established in the lower Keys and H. hyotis likewise extending to new sites...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389547/engineering-of-bacteriophages-y2-dpol1-c-and-y2-luxab-for-efficient-control-and-rapid-detection-of-the-fire-blight-pathogen-erwinia-amylovora
#20
Yannick Born, Lars Fieseler, Valentin Thöny, Nadja Leimer, Brion Duffy, Martin J Loessner
Erwinia amylovora is the causative agent of fire blight, a devastating plant disease affecting members of the Rosaceae Alternatives to antibiotics for control of fire blight symptoms and outbreaks are highly desirable, due to increasing drug resistance and tight regulatory restrictions. Moreover, the available diagnostic methods either lack sensitivity, lack speed, or are unable to discriminate between live and dead bacteria. Owing to their extreme biological specificity, bacteriophages are promising alternatives for both aims...
June 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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