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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550391/gut-liver-axis-cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension-the-chicken-and-the-egg
#1
Juan P Arab, Rosa M Martin-Mateos, Vijay H Shah
The term gut-liver axis is used to highlight the close anatomical and functional relationship between the intestine and the liver. The intestine has a highly specialized epithelial membrane which regulates transport across the mucosa. Due to dysbiosis, impairment of the intestinal barrier and altered immunity status, bacterial products can reach the liver through the portal vein, where they are recognized by specific receptors, activate the immune system and lead to a proinflammatory response. Gut microbiota and bacterial translocation play an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic liver diseases, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and its complications, such as portal hypertension, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and hepatic encephalopaty...
May 26, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540466/drug-utilization-evaluation-of-albumin-in-a-teaching-hospital-of-mashhad-iran-an-interventional-pre-post-design-study
#2
Farzaneh Zolfagharian, Saba Ghazanfari, Sepideh Elyasi, Paria Iraji, Mohammad Reza Saberi, Nasser Vahdati-Mashhadian, Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour
Background Albumin is a protein colloidal solution with limited availability and high cost. It should be used in such approved indications as paracentesis, extensive burn, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and nephrotic syndrome. Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the appropriateness of albumin usage before and after an evidence-based guideline. Setting Four wards of Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Method An interventional pre-post design study was performed on 2 groups of patients; in gGroup 1 as a preparation phase group in 6 months from February 2015 to July 2015 and Group 2 as an interventional group from September 2015 to February 2016...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536702/in-vitro-evaluations-and-in-vivo-toxicity-and-efficacy-studies-of-mfm501-against-mrsa
#3
Saiful Azmi Johari, Mastura Mohtar, Sharifah Aminah Syed Mohamad, Mohd Fazli Mohammat, Rohana Sahdan, Azman Mohamed, Mohamad Jemain Mohamad Ridhwan
Previously we have discovered a synthetically derived pyrrolidone alkaloid, MFM501, exhibiting good inhibitory activity against 53 MRSA and MSSA isolates with low cytotoxicity against three normal cell-lines with IC50 values at >625 µg/ml. Time-kill assay, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis, in vivo oral acute toxicity test, and mice peritonitis model were carried out in this study. In the time-kill study, MFM501 showed a less than 3 log10 decrease in bacterial colony concentration value (CFU/ml) which represented a bacteriostatic action while displaying a time-dependent inhibitory mechanism...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536687/abdominal-and-pelvic-actinomycosis-due-to-longstanding-intrauterine-device-a-slow-and-devastating-infection
#4
Evelyn Sue Nakahira, Linda Ferreira Maximiano, Fabiana Roberto Lima, Edson Yassushi Ussami
Actinomycosis is a chronic or subacute bacterial infection characterized by large abscess formation, caused mainly by the gram-positive non-acid-fast, anaerobic, or microaerophilic/capnophilic, obligate parasites bacteria from the Actinomyces genus. Although pelvic inflammatory disease is an entity associated with the longstanding use of intrauterine devices (IUDs), actinomycosis is not one of the most frequent infections associated with IUDs. We present the case of a 43-year-old female patient who was referred to the emergency facility because of a 20-day history of abdominal pain with signs of peritoneal irritation...
January 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533908/ascites-refractory-ascites-and-hyponatremia-in-cirrhosis
#5
Brett Fortune, Andres Cardenas
Ascites is the most common complication related to cirrhosis and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Ascites is a consequence of the loss of compensatory mechanisms to maintain the overall effective arterial blood volume due to worsening splanchnic arterial vasodilation as a result of clinically significant portal hypertension. In order to maintain effective arterial blood volume, vasoconstrictor and antinatriuretic pathways are activated, which increase overall sodium and fluid retention...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515178/a-model-specific-role-of-microrna-223-as-a-mediator-of-kidney-injury-during-experimental-sepsis
#6
James F Colbert, Joshay A Ford, Sarah M Haeger, Yimu Yang, Kyrie L Dailey, Kristen C Allison, Viola Neudecker, Christopher M Evans, Vanessa L Richardson, Kelley Brodsky, Sarah Faubel, Holger K Eltzschig, Eric P Schmidt, Adit A Ginde
Sepsis outcomes are heavily dependent on the development of septic organ injury, but no interventions exist to interrupt or reverse this process. MicroRNA-223 (miR-223) is known to be involved in both inflammatory gene regulation and host-pathogen interactions key to the pathogenesis of sepsis. The goal of this study was to determine the role of miR-223 as a mediator of septic kidney injury. Using miR-223 knockout mice and multiple models of experimental sepsis, we found that miR-223 differentially influences acute kidney injury (AKI) based on the model used...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514703/bacterial-infections-and-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-liver-cirrhosis-prophylaxis-and-treatment
#7
REVIEW
Damian Piotrowski, Anna Boroń-Kaczmarska
Infections are common among patients with liver cirrhosis. They occur more often in cirrhotic patient groups than in the general population and result in higher mortality. One reason for this phenomenon is bacterial translocation from the intestinal lumen that occurs as a consequence of intestinal bacterial overgrowth, increased permeability and decreased motility. The most common infections in cirrhotic patients are spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and urinary tract infections, followed by pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections...
May 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511674/predictors-of-fifty-days-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-with-culture-negative-neutrocytic-ascites
#8
Chinmaya Kumar Bal, Vikram Bhatia, Ripu Daman
BACKGROUND: Culture negative neutrocytic ascites is a variant of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. But there are conflicting reports regarding the mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites. Therefore we aim to determine the predictors of mortality associated with culture negativeneutrocytic ascites in a larger sample population. METHODS: We analysed 170 patients consecutively admitted to intensive care unit with diagnosis of culture negative neutrocytic ascites...
May 16, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505004/a-subset-of-malignant-mesotheliomas-in-young-adults-are-associated-with-recurrent-ewsr1-fus-atf1-fusions
#9
Patrice Desmeules, Philippe Joubert, Lei Zhang, Hikmat A Al-Ahmadie, Christopher D Fletcher, Efsevia Vakiani, Deborah F Delair, Natasha Rekhtman, Marc Ladanyi, William D Travis, Cristina R Antonescu
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare, aggressive tumor often associated with asbestos exposure and characterized by complex genetic abnormalities, including deletions of chromosome 22. A gene fusion involving EWSR1 and YY1 gene on 14q32 has been reported in 2 patients over the age of 60 with peritoneal MM. However, the incidence of EWSR1 rearrangements in MM and the spectrum of its fusion partners remain unknown. We recently encountered 2 MM cases with EWSR1-ATF1 fusions and sought to investigate the prevalence and clinicopathologic features associated with this abnormality...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502590/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-due-to-listeria-monocytogenes-always-to-be-remembered
#10
R Gaspar, S Rodrigues, G Macedo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502331/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#11
Wei Yuan, Yu-Yi Zhang, Zheng-Guo Zhang, Ying Zou, Hong-Zhou Lu, Zhi-Ping Qian
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF); however, few studies concerning the risk factors and recovery patterns of renal function have been published. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 150 patients with HBV-ACLF was performed. The occurrence, risk factors and functional recovery of AKI among patients with HBV-ACLF were investigated. RESULTS: A total of 90 patients (60%) with HBV-ACLF developed AKI...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502130/diagnostic-and-prognostic-values-of-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-in-ascitic-fluid-of-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
#12
Naglaa El-Toukhy, Sherin M Emam
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a severe complication in cirrhotics with ascites. Monocyte chemotactic protien-1 (MCP-1) is a chemotactic factor for monocytes/macrophages, and it activates lymphocytes and neutrophils during infection. This study aimed to evaluate the role of MPC-1 in the pathogenesis of SBP and assess its prognostic value and correlation to disease severity. The study included ninety patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. Patients were divided into 2 groups: Group I including 45 ascetic patients with SBP (polymorph nuclear cell count (PMN) >= 250 cell/mm3 in ascitic fluid), and Group II including 45 ascetic patients without SBP...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501971/electrolyte-and-acid-base-disturbances-in-end-stage-liver-disease-a-physiopathological-approach
#13
REVIEW
José Víctor Jiménez, Diego Luis Carrillo-Pérez, Rodrigo Rosado-Canto, Ignacio García-Juárez, Aldo Torre, David Kershenobich, Eduardo Carrillo-Maravilla
Electrolyte and acid-base disturbances are frequent in patients with end-stage liver disease; the underlying physiopathological mechanisms are often complex and represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the physician. Usually, these disorders do not develop in compensated cirrhotic patients, but with the onset of the classic complications of cirrhosis such as ascites, renal failure, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and variceal bleeding, multiple electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances emerge. Hyponatremia parallels ascites formation and is a well-known trigger of hepatic encephalopathy; its management in this particular population poses a risky challenge due to the high susceptibility of cirrhotic patients to osmotic demyelination...
May 13, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498661/mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-encapsulated-agarose-and-heparin-as-anticoagulant-and-resisting-bacterial-adhesion-coating-for-biomedical-silicone
#14
Fan Wu, Tingting Xu, Guangyao Zhao, Shuangshuang Meng, Mimi Wan, Bo Chi, Chun Mao, Jian Shen
Silicone catheter has been widely used in peritoneal dialysis. The research missions of improving blood compatibility and the ability of resisting bacterial adhesion of silicone catheter have been implemented for the biomedical requirements. However, most of modification methods of surface modification were only able to develop the blood-contacting biomaterials with good hemocompatibility. It is difficult for the biomaterials to resist bacterial adhesion. Here, agarose was selected to resist bacterial adhesion, and heparin was chosen to improve hemocompatibility of materials...
May 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495878/local-amplifiers-of-il-4r%C3%AE-mediated-macrophage-activation-promote-repair-in-lung-and-liver
#15
Carlos M Minutti, Lucy H Jackson-Jones, Belén García-Fojeda, Johanna A Knipper, Tara E Sutherland, Nicola Logan, Emma Rinqvist, Raquel Guillamat-Prats, David A Ferenbach, Antonio Artigas, Cordula Stamme, Zissis C Chroneos, Dietmar M Zaiss, Cristina Casals, Judith E Allen
The type 2 immune response controls helminth infection and maintains tissue homeostasis but can lead to allergy and fibrosis if not adequately regulated. We have discovered local tissue-specific amplifiers of type-2 mediated-macrophage activation. In the lung, surfactant protein A (SP-A) enhanced IL-4-dependent macrophage proliferation and activation, accelerating parasite clearance and reducing pulmonary injury following infection with a lung-migrating helminth. In the peritoneal cavity and liver, C1q enhancement of type 2 macrophage activation was required for liver repair following bacterial infection, but resulted in fibrosis following peritoneal dialysis...
May 11, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494340/simple-and-rapid-quantification-of-vancomycin-in-serum-urine-and-peritoneal-pleural-effusion-via-uhplc-ms-ms-applicable-to-personalized-antibiotic-dosing-research
#16
Lenka Javorska, Lenka Kujovska Krcmova, Petr Solich, Milan Kaska
Management of the therapy of life-threatening bacterial infection is extremely based on an optimal antibiotic treatment. Achieving the correct vancomycin dosage in blood and target tissues can be complicated in special situations, e.g., where large fluid sequestration and/or acute renal failure occur. A UHPLC-MS/MS method operating in electrospray (ESI) positive ion mode was applied for the determination of vancomycin in serum, urine and peritoneal/pleural effusion. Sample pretreatment was composed of dilution and simple protein precipitation where only a small volume (50μL) of serum, urine or peritoneal/pleural effusion was required...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492513/an-aaag-rich-oligodeoxynucleotide-rescues-mice-from-bacterial-septic-peritonitis-by-interfering-interferon-regulatory-factor-5
#17
Shuang Gao, Xin Li, Shu Nie, Lei Yang, Liqun Tu, Boqi Dong, Peiyan Zhao, Yangyang Wang, Yongli Yu, Liying Wang, Shucheng Hua
A previous study found that an AAAG-rich Oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN), designated as MS19, could lessen the acute lung inflammatory injury (ALII) in mice infected by influenza viruses. Bioinformatics analysis found that MS19 is consensus with the binding site of interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) in the regulatory elements of pro-inflammatory genes. This study established a septic peritonitis model in Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice infected with Escherichia coli (E. coli), and found that MS19 prolonged the survival of the mice and down-regulated the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α)...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484429/protective-effect-of-carvacrol-against-gut-dysbiosis-and-clostridium-difficile-associated-disease-in-a-mouse-model
#18
Shankumar Mooyottu, Genevieve Flock, Abhinav Upadhyay, Indu Upadhyaya, Kendra Maas, Kumar Venkitanarayanan
This study investigated the effect of carvacrol (CR), a phytophenolic compound on antibiotic-associated gut dysbiosis and C. difficile infection in a mouse model. Five to six-week-old C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into seven treatment groups (challenge and control) of eight mice each. Mice were fed with irradiated feed supplemented with CR (0, 0.05, and 0.1%); the challenge groups were made susceptible to C. difficile by orally administering an antibiotic cocktail in water and an intra-peritoneal injection of clindamycin...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468643/recombinant-salmonella-expressing-ssph2-esci-fusion-protein-limits-its-colonization-in-mice
#19
Maozhi Hu, Weixin Zhao, Wei Gao, Wenhua Li, Chuang Meng, Qiuxiang Yan, Yuyang Wang, Xiaohui Zhou, Shizhong Geng, Zhiming Pan, Guiyou Cui, Xinan Jiao
BACKGROUND: Activation of inflammasome contributes to the clearance of intracellular bacteria. C-terminus of E. coli EscI protein can activate NLRC4 (NLR family, CARD domain containing-4) inflammasome in macrophages. The purpose of this study was to determine if activation of NLRC4 inflammasome by EscI can reduce the colonization of Salmonella in mice. RESULTS: A recombinant S. typhimurium strain expressing fusion protein of the N-terminal SspH2 (a Salmonella type III secretion system 2 effector) and C-terminal EscI was constructed and designated as X4550(pYA3334-SspH2-EscI)...
May 3, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453568/baicalin-inhibits-biofilm-formation-attenuates-the-quorum-sensing-controlled-virulence-and-enhances-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-clearance-in-a-mouse-peritoneal-implant-infection-model
#20
Jing Luo, Biying Dong, Ke Wang, Shuangqi Cai, Tangjuan Liu, Xiaojing Cheng, Danqing Lei, Yanling Chen, Yanan Li, Jinliang Kong, Yiqiang Chen
The quorum sensing (QS) circuit plays a role in the precise regulation of genes controlling virulence factors and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. QS-controlled biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in clinical settings has remained controversial due to emerging drug resistance; therefore, screening diverse compounds for anti-biofilm or anti-QS activities is important. This study demonstrates the ability of sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations (sub-MICs) of baicalin, an active natural compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicinal Scutellaria baicalensis, to inhibit the formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms and enhance the bactericidal effects of various conventional antibiotics in vitro...
2017: PloS One
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