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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974888/moxibustion-eases-chronic-inflammatory-visceral-pain-through-regulating-mek-erk-and-creb-in-rats
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Zhi-Yuan Li, Yan Huang, Yan-Ting Yang, Dan Zhang, Yan Zhao, Jue Hong, Jie Liu, Li-Jie Wu, Cui-Hong Zhang, Huan-Gan Wu, Ji Zhang, Xiao-Peng Ma
AIM: To investigate the effects of herb-partitioned moxibustion (HPM) on phosphorylation of mitogen-activated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK)1, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 and cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) in spinal cord of rats with chronic inflammatory visceral pain (CIVP), and to explore the central mechanism of HPM in treating CIVP. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into normal, model, HPM, sham-HPM, MEK-inhibitor and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) groups...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958281/an-innovative-way-to-separate-gastrointestinal-and-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-after-complex-abdominal-trauma
#2
David H Livingston, David V Feliciano
Despite advances in trauma care, a subset of patients surviving damage control cannot achieve fascial closure and require split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) of their open abdomen. Controversy exists as to whether reconstruction of the gastrointestine (GI) should be staged or performed at the time of abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). Many surgeons do not believe that operations through the STSG can be completed safely or without loss of graft. This series reviews the outcomes of operations for GI reconstruction performed through the elevated healed STSG...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958271/operative-outcomes-after-open-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-with-retromuscular-mesh-fixation-using-fibrin-glue-versus-transfascial-sutures
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, H Reza Zahiri, Alexa Schoeneborn, Adrian Park, Igor Belyansky
Ideal fixation techniques have not been fully elucidated at the time of complex open abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). We compared operative outcomes and quality of life with retromuscular mesh fixation using fibrin glue (FG) versus transfascial sutures (TS). Retrospective review identified complex hernia patients who underwent open AWR with mesh from November 2012 through April 2016. Multivariate analysis examined postoperative outcomes between groups. Quality of life was assessed using the Carolinas Comfort Scale...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942833/effect-of-retrograde-colonic-electrical-stimulation-on-colonic-transit-and-stress-induced-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-rats-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#4
Xiao-Ri Qin, Yan Tan, Xiao-Ning Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of retrograde colonic electrical stimulation (RCES) with trains of short pulses and RCES with long pulses on colonic transit in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rats and to investigate whether stress-induced visceral hypersensitivity could be alleviated by RCES so as to find a valuable new approach for IBS treatment. METHODS: A total of 48 male rats were randomly divided into model group and control group. Visceral hypersensitivity model was induced by a 6-day HIS protocol composed of two stressors, restraint stress for 40 min and forced swimming stress for 20 min...
August 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930716/antinociceptive-effect-of-ghrelin-in-a-rat-model-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-involves-trpv1-opioid-systems
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Yuqing Mao, Zhengyang Li, Kan Chen, Huafang Yu, Shaoren Zhang, Miao Jiang, Yuanhua Ma, Chunli Liang, Hongyan Liu, Huanqing Li, Qian Hua, Hao Zhou, Yonghong Sun, Xiaoming Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), defined as recurrent abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, seriously affects quality of life and ability to work. Ghrelin is a brain-gut hormone, which has been reported to show antinociceptive effects in peripheral pain. We investigated the effect of ghrelin on visceral hypersensitivity and pain in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: Maternal deprivation (MD) was used to provide a stress-induced model of IBS in Wistar rats...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917019/the-trend-toward-minimally-invasive-complex-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-is-it-worth-it
#6
Igor Belyansky, Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, Justin J Turcotte, Haley Taylor, H Reza Zahiri, T Robert Turner, Adrian Park
BACKGROUND: Open abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) was previously one of the only methods available to treat complex ventral hernias. We set out to identify the impact of laparoscopy and robotics on our AWR program by performing an economic analysis before and after the institution of minimally invasive AWR. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed inpatient hospital costs and economic factors for a consecutive series of 104 AWR cases that utilized separation of components technique (57 open, 38 laparoscopic, 9 robotic)...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855444/a-rat-model-for-studying-electroacupuncture-analgesia-on-acute-visceral-hyperalgesia
#7
De-Bo Qi, Si-Hui Zhang, Yu-Hua Zhang, Shu-Qin Wu, Wei-Min Li
The aim of this study was to establish an appropriate rat model to study the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) analgesia on acute visceral hyperalgesia. Adult rats received colorectal instillation with different concentrations of acetic acid (AA). Treatment with EA was performed for 30 min at bilateral acupoints of ST-36 and ST-37 in the hind limbs. The visceral sensation of all rats was quantified by scores of abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) and discharges of rectus abdominis electromyogram (EMG) in response to colorectal distension (CRD)...
August 30, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820845/concomitant-panniculectomy-affects-wound-morbidity-but-not-hernia-recurrence-rates-in-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Salvatore Giordano, Patrick B Garvey, Donald P Baumann, Jun Liu, Charles E Butler
BACKGROUND: Panniculectomy (PAN) is often performed during abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) to decrease wound healing complications and hernia recurrence rates. However, studies of AWR with concurrent panniculectomy (AWR+PAN) have reported contradictory results. We hypothesized that patients undergoing AWR+PAN experience more wound healing complications but similar rates of hernia recurrence compared to AWR alone. METHODS: In this retrospective study of 548 consecutive patients, 305 (52...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763656/assessing-water-scarcity-in-agricultural-production-system-based-on-the-generalized-water-resources-and-water-footprint-framework
#9
Cao Xinchun, Wu Mengyang, Guo Xiangping, Zheng Yalian, Gong Yan, Wu Nan, Wang Weiguang
An indicator, agricultural water stress index (AWSI), was established based blue-green water resources and water footprint framework for regional water scarcity in agricultural production industry evaluation. AWSI is defined as the ratio of the total agricultural water footprint (AWF) to water resources availability (AWR) in a single year. Then, the temporal and spatial patterns of AWSI in China during 1999-2014 were analyzed based on the provincial AWR and AWF quantification. The results show that the annual AWR in China has been maintained at approximately 2540Gm(3), of which blue water accounted for >70%...
December 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733746/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-outcomes-of-robotic-versus-open-transversus-abdominis-release
#10
Luis A Martin-Del-Campo, Adam S Weltz, Igor Belyansky, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis release (TAR) has evolved as an effective approach to complex abdominal wall reconstructions. Although the role of robotics in hernia surgery is rapidly expanding, the benefits of a robotic approach for abdominal wall reconstruction have not been established well. We aimed to compare the impact of the application of robotics to the TAR procedure on the perioperative outcomes when compared to the open TAR repairs. METHODS: Case-matched comparison of patients undergoing robotic TAR (R-TAR) at two specialized hernia centers to a matched historic cohort of open TAR (O-TAR) patients was performed...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719094/discovery-and-characterization-of-a-novel-tryptophan-hydroxylase-1-inhibitor-as-a-prodrug
#11
Hailong Shi, Yaya Cui, Yifei Qin
Serotonin (5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter and paracrine signaling molecule in the gastrointestinal tract. Two distinct tryptophan hydroxylases (TPH), TPH1 and TPH2 are the rate-limiting enzymes in the 5-HT biosynthesis process. TPH1 expression is mainly limited in the enterochromaffin cells and distributed in peripheries such as the skin and gut, while TPH2 is the predominant isoform in the CNS. In this study, mol002291 was screened as a drug-like compound from the TCM database for the inhibitor of TPH...
July 18, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659591/alpha-lipoic-acid-suppresses-p2x-receptor-activities-and-visceral-hypersensitivity-to-colorectal-distention-in-diabetic-rats
#12
Ji Hu, Xin Qin, Zhen-Yuan Song, Pan-Pan Yang, Yu Feng, Qian Sun, Guang-Yin Xu, Hong-Hong Zhang
The present study was designed to investigate the roles of P2X3 receptors in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons in colonic hypersensitivity and the effects of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) on P2X3 receptor activity and colonic hypersensitivity of diabetic rats. Streptozotocin (STZ) was used to induce diabetic model. Abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) responding to colorectal distention (CRD) was recorded as colonic sensitivity. ATP-induced current density of colon-specific DRG (T13-L2 DRGs) neurons was measured with whole-cell patch clamp...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626025/intranasal-administration-of-mesenchymoangioblast-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-abrogates-airway-fibrosis-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-associated-with-chronic-allergic-airways-disease
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Simon G Royce, Siddharth Rele, Brad R S Broughton, Kilian Kelly, Chrishan S Samuel
Structural changes known as airway remodeling (AWR) characterize chronic/severe asthma and contribute to lung dysfunction. Thus, we assessed the in vivo efficacy of induced pluripotent stem cell and mesenchymoangioblast-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MCA-MSCs) on AWR in a murine model of chronic allergic airways disease (AAD)/asthma. Female Balb/c mice were subjected to a 9-wk model of ovalbumin (Ova)-induced chronic AAD and treated intravenously or intranasally with MCA-MSCs from weeks 9 to 11. Changes in airway inflammation (AI), AWR, and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) were assessed...
September 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610629/the-use-of-imepitoin-pexion%C3%A2-on-fear-and-anxiety-related-problems-in-dogs-a-case-series
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Kevin J McPeake, Daniel S Mills
BACKGROUND: Fear and anxiety based problems are common in dogs. Alongside behaviour modification programmes, a range of psychopharmacological agents may be recommended to treat such problems, but few are licensed for use in dogs and the onset of action of some can be delayed. The low affinity partial benzodiazepine receptor agonist imepitoin (Pexion™, Boehringer Ingelheim) is licensed for treating canine epilepsy, has a fast onset of action in dogs and has demonstrated anxiolytic properties in rodent models...
June 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573746/rifaximin-exerts-beneficial-effects-in-pi-ibs-mouse-model-beyond-gut-microbiota
#15
Yu Jin, Xiaoyang Ren, Gangping Li, Ying Li, Lei Zhang, Huan Wang, Wei Qian, Xiaohua Hou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Rifaximin is a minimally absorbed antibiotic which has shown efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. However, the mechanism how it effects in IBS is still incompletely defined. In this study, we used Trichinella spiralis infected PI-IBS mouse model, to assess the action of rifaximin on visceral hypersensitivity, barrier function, gut inflammation and microbiota. METHODS: PI-IBS model was established by Trichinella spiralis infection in mice...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437458/isomalto-oligosaccharides-ameliorate-visceral-hyperalgesia-with-repair-damage-of-ileal-epithelial-ultrastructure-in-rats
#16
Weida Wang, Haiwei Xin, Xiucai Fang, Hongtao Dou, Fangyi Liu, Dan Huang, Shaomei Han, Guijun Fei, Liming Zhu, Shenghua Zha, Hong Zhang, Meiyun Ke
BACKGROUND: Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with probiotics has achieved effectiveness to a certain extent. Whether prebiotics will work is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of the prebiotic isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMO) on visceral hypersensitivity (VHS) in rats and to explore potential mechanism. METHODS: Water avoidance stress (WAS) was used to induce VHS in rats. The score for the abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) was determined while colorectal distension and compared between VHS group and control group in order to validate VHS preparation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378225/abdominal-wall-reconstruction-awr-the-need-to-identify-the-hospital-units-and-referral-centers-entitled-to-perform-it
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EDITORIAL
Francesco Gossetti, Linda D'Amore, Francesca Ceci, Maria Romana Grimaldi, Paolo Negro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375895/the-relationship-between-subluxation-percentage-of-the-femoroacetabular-joint-and-acetabular-width-in-asian-women-with-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip
#18
Yaichiro Okuzu, Koji Goto, Tomotoshi Kawata, Kazutaka So, Yutaka Kuroda, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Implantation of the acetabular cup insert in the "true" location of the acetabulum is a fundamental principle of total hip arthroplasty for the treatment of secondary osteoarthritis due to developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). As knowledge of the morphology of the acetabulum is required for accurate placement, we investigated the relationship between acetabular width and the Crowe classification of subluxation percentage of the hip. We also analyzed factors associated with the acetabular width ratio (AWR), defined as the acetabular width of the dysplastic hip divided by that of the unaffected, contralateral hip...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331524/the-effect-of-tong-xie-yao-fang-on-intestinal-mucosal-mast-cells-in-postinfectious-irritable-bowel-syndrome-rats
#19
Xiangxue Ma, Xiaoge Wang, Nan Kang, Ting Chen, Haijie Ji, Lin Lv, Xiaolan Yin, Yaxin Tian, Rui Zheng, Yuanzhi Duan, Fengyun Wang, Xudong Tang
Objective. To investigate the effects of Tong-Xie-Yao-Fang (TXYF) on intestinal mucosal mast cells in rats with postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS). Design. PI-IBS rat models were established using a multistimulation paradigm. Then, rats were treated with TXYF intragastrically at doses of 2.5, 5.0, and 10.0 g·kg(-1)·d(-1) for 14 days, respectively. Intestinal sensitivity was assessed based on abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) scores and fecal water content (FWC). Mast cell counts and the immunofluorescence of tryptase and c-Fos in intestinal mucosa were measured; and serum IL-1β, TNF-α, and histamine levels were determined...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282003/complex-ventral-hernia-repair-with-acellular-dermal-matrices-clinical-and-quality-of-life-outcomes
#20
John Scott Roth, Amanda Zachem, Margaret A Plymale, Daniel L Davenport
Acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) are used in conjunction with complex hernia repair, but their efficacy is often debated. This study assesses clinical and quality of life (QOL) outcomes in multiply comorbid patients undergoing complex ventral hernia repair using ADMs. After obtaining institutional review board approval, a prospective study was conducted evaluating patients undergoing complex ventral incisional hernia repair with abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) using either human (Flex HD) or porcine ADM (Strattice)...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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