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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742808/self-help-guidebook-improved-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#1
Antonius Schneider, Stefanie Rosenberger, Johanna Bobardt, Jessica Bungartz-Catak, Oxana Atmann, Bernhard Haller, Anne Kennedy, Paul Enck
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of a comprehensive self-help guidebook on the disease related quality of life for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The secondary aim was to evaluate whether the guidebook is less effective in IBS patients with depression, somatization disorder or panic disorder as a psychiatric comorbidity. METHODS: Prospective observational study. At baseline (t1), patients filled in the ´Functional Digestive Disorders Quality of Life´ (FDDQL) questionnaire and received the IBS guidebook together with an explanation of its content and use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742542/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-cryosurgery-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-consensus-statement-from-the-china-cooperative-group-of-cryosurgery-on-pancreatic-cancer-international-society-of-cryosurgery-and-asian-society-of-cryosurgery
#2
Lihua He, Lizhi Niu, Nikolai N Korpan, Sajio Sumida, Yueyong Xiao, Jiaping Li, Barlian Sutedja, Youyong Lu, Jiansheng Zuo, Jianguo Liu, Kecheng Xu
Pancreatic cancer (PC), one of the most lethal malignancies, accounts for 8% to 10% of digestive system cancers, and the incidence is increasing. Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have been the main treatment methods but are not very effective. Cryosurgery was first used in 1984 for treatment of locally advanced PC and has since become a considerable treatment for most cases of unresectable PC. During the past decade, cryosurgery has been applied in some hospitals in China, and the newly developed technique of computed tomography- and/or ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryosurgery has shown better results than chemotherapy in cases of unresectable locally advanced PC, with the 1-year survival rate reported to be more than 50%...
July 24, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742444/queering-biology-gutting-feminism-a-review-essay-of-gut-feminism-by-elizabeth-a-wilson-durham-nc-duke-university-press-2015
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David A Rubin
The author reviews Elizabeth A. Wilson's Gut Feminism (2015), arguing that Wilson's book productively challenges some of feminist theory's most entrenched presuppositions: that social, cultural, and discursive frameworks are opposed and superior to biological ones; that biological matter is flat, sovereign, monolithic, and determining; that depression is more a cultural, historical, and psychological phenomenon than a biochemical and pharmaceutical one (and that these nominative distinctions are stable and natural); and finally, that the belly's ruminations (hunger, ingestion, digestion, peristalsis, diarrhea, constipation, and excretion) give no clue as to the complexities of entanglements between gut, psyche, subjectivity, sociality, and hostility...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742332/modulation-of-lipid-digestion-profiles-using-filled-egg-white-protein-microgels
#4
Luping Gu, Yujie Su, Zipei Zhang, Bingjing Zheng, Ruojie Zhang, David J McClements, Yan-Jun Yang
Colloidal delivery systems are required to encapsulate, protect, and release active food ingredients, such as vitamins, nutraceuticals, and minerals. In this study, lipid droplets were encapsulated within biopolymer microgels fabricated from egg white proteins an injection-gelation process. Confocal fluorescence microscopy indicated that lipid droplets were dispersed within a network of crosslinked proteins within the microgels. The properties of the lipid-loaded microgels were compared to those of simple oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by egg white protein...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742308/nonaccidental-injury-in-pediatric-patients-detection-evaluation-and-treatment-digest
#5
Gunjan Tiyyagura, Meghan Beucher, Kirsten Bechtel, Kathryn H Pade
Emergency clinicians are likely to encounter physical abuse in children, and they must be prepared to recognize its many manifestations and take swift action. Pediatric nonaccidental injury causes considerable morbidity and mortality that can often be prevented by early recognition. Nonaccidental injuries present with a wide array of symptoms that may appear to be medically inconsequential (such as bruising in a premobile infant), but are actually sentinel injuries indicative of child abuse. This issue provides guidance regarding factors that contribute to abuse in children, key findings on history and physical examination that should trigger an evaluation for physical abuse, and laboratory and radiologic tests to perform when child abuse is suspected...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742306/identifying-emergency-department-patients-with-chest-pain-who-are-at-low-risk-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-digest
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David Markel, Jeremy Kim
Though a minority of patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain have acute coronary syndromes,identifying the patients who may be safely discharged and determining whether further testing is needed remains challenging. From the prehospital care setting to disposition and follow-up, this systematic review addresses the fundamentals of the emergency department evaluation of patients determined to be at low risk for acute coronary syndromes or adverse outcomes. Clinical risk scores are discussed, as well as the evidence and indications for confirmatory testing...
July 21, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741730/fermentation-quality-and-nutritive-value-of-total-mixed-ration-silages-based-on-desert-wormwood-artemisia-desertorum-spreng-combining-with-early-stage-corn
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Guomei Yin, Chunsheng Bai, Juanjuan Sun, Lin Sun, Yanlin Xue, Yuanyuan Zhang, Heping Zhao, Zhu Yu, Sibo Liu, Kewei Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the fermentation quality and nutritive value of total mixed ration (TMR) silages based on desert wormwood (DW) combined with early stage corn (ESC) as forage and determine an optimum formula. Desert wormwood and ESC were harvested, chopped, and mixed with other ingredients according to a formula, packed into laboratory silos at densities of 500-550 g/L, and stored in the dark for 60 days. The DW proportions in the forage of TMR were 1, 0.75, 0.50, 0.25 and 0, based on fresh weight...
July 25, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741666/assessment-of-the-potential-of-the-multi-enzyme-producer-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-us573-as-alternative-feed-additive
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Ameny Farhat-Khemakhem, Monia Blibech, Ines Boukhris, Mohamed Makni, Hichem Chouayekh
BACKGROUND: Recently, probiotics have increasingly been used as feed additives in poultry diets as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters fostering resistance development. RESULTS: This study was aimed at assessing the potential of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens US573 as a direct-fed microbial. The US573 strain was found to be free of harmful enzymatic activities and sensitive to antibiotics. In addition, it showed a good acid and bovine bile tolerance, high adhesion efficacy to chicken enterocytes, and an ability to form biofilms, which may favor its survival and persistence in the animal gastrointestinal tract...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741364/propofol-sedation-implementation-utility-of-the-failure-mode-and-effect-analysis-patient-focused-quality-and-safety
#9
Adrián Huergo Fernández, Pedro Amor Martín, Fernando Fernández Cadenas
Sedation is a key component of digestive endoscopy. While ensuring procedural safety and quality represents a primary goal, a detailed assessment of patient-focused risks and improvements is lacking on most occasions. Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) is a useful tool in this context as a means of raising barriers and defense mechanisms to prevent adverse events from developing.
July 25, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741358/combining-de-novo-peptide-sequencing-algorithms-a-synergistic-approach-to-boost-both-identifications-and-confidence-in-bottom-up-proteomics
#10
Bernhard Blank-Landeshammer, Laxmikanth Kollipara, Karsten Biß, Markus Pfenninger, Sebastian Malchow, Konstantin Shuvaev, René P Zahedi, Albert Sickmann
Complex mass spectrometry based proteomics datasets are mostly analyzed by protein database-searches. While this approach performs considerably well for sequenced organisms, direct inference of peptide sequences from tandem mass spectra, i.e. de novo peptide sequencing, oftentimes is the only way to obtain information when protein databases are absent. However, available algorithms suffer from drawbacks such as lack of validation and often high rates of false positive hits (FP). Here we present a simple method of combining results from commonly available de novo peptide sequencing algorithms, which in conjunction with minor tweaks in data acquisition ensues lower empirical FDR compared to the analysis using single algorithms...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740840/bicytopenia-and-leukoerythroblastosis-a-rare-initial-presentation-of-signet-ring-cell-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Vilma Takayasu, Edna Harumi Goto, Mayra Zanon Casagrande, Paulo Guilherme de Arruda Miranda, Gabriela Bezerra de Freitas Diniz, Micaela Frasson Monteiro, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
Gastric adenocarcinoma is a common neoplasia and is responsible for up to 30% of the overall deaths due to cancer. Advanced disease is mostly characterized by peritoneum, liver, and lung involvement. The spread of the disease to the bone is rare, and bone marrow dissemination is even rarer. In this setting, leukoerythroblastosis may be the initial manifestation of the disease. The authors report the case of a 64-year-old Caucasian man who sought medical care complaining of back pain, weakness, and weight loss...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740836/mycotic-aneurysm-with-aortoduodenal-fistula
#12
REVIEW
Bruno Kusznir Vitturi, Amanda Frias, Raphael Sementilli, Marcelo de Castro Jorge Racy, Roberto Augusto Caffaro, Geanete Pozzan
Firstly described in the 19th century by Sir William Osler, the mycotic aneurysm (MA) is a rare entity characterized by an abnormal arterial dilation, which is potentially fatal, and is associated with the infection of the vascular wall. Elderly patients are mostly involved, especially when risk factors like chronic diseases, immunosuppression, neoplasia, and arterial manipulation are associated. The authors report the case of a young male patient diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm of infectious origin in the presence of repeated negative blood cultures...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740638/nutritional-physiology-and-ecology-of-wildlife-in-a-changing-world
#13
Kim Birnie-Gauvin, Kathryn S Peiman, David Raubenheimer, Steven J Cooke
Over the last century, humans have modified landscapes, generated pollution and provided opportunities for exotic species to invade areas where they did not evolve. In addition, humans now interact with animals in a growing number of ways (e.g. ecotourism). As a result, the quality (i.e. nutrient composition) and quantity (i.e. food abundance) of dietary items consumed by wildlife have, in many cases, changed. We present representative examples of the extent to which vertebrate foraging behaviour, food availability (quantity and quality) and digestive physiology have been modified due to human-induced environmental changes and human activities...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740461/down-for-the-count-cryptosporidium-infection-depletes-the-gut-microbiome-in-coquerel-s-sifakas
#14
Erin A McKenney, Lydia K Greene, Christine M Drea, Anne D Yoder
Background: The gut microbiome (GMB) is the first line of defense against enteric pathogens, which are a leading cause of disease and mortality worldwide. One such pathogen, the protozoan Cryptosporidium, causes a variety of digestive disorders that can be devastating and even lethal. The Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) - an endangered, folivorous primate endemic to Madagascar - is precariously susceptible to cryptosporidiosis under captive conditions. If left untreated, infection can rapidly advance to morbidity and death...
2017: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739411/impact-of-heat-moisture-and-annealing-treatments-on-physicochemical-properties-and-digestibility-of-starches-from-different-colored-sweet-potato-varieties
#15
Phan Thanh Bao Trung, Luu Bui Bao Ngoc, Phan Ngoc Hoa, Nguyen Ngoc Thanh Tien, Pham Van Hung
The objective of this study is to investigate the change in physicochemical properties and digestibility of starches isolated from colored sweet potato varieties under heat-moisture treatment (HMT) or annealing treatment (ANN). The results showed that morphology and X-ray diffraction patterns of the sweet potato starches remained unchanged after the HMT or ANN. The HMT significantly reduced peak viscosity, breakdown and setback and significantly increased pasting temperature, trough and final viscosities of the sweet potato starches...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739210/bile-salt-stimulated-lipase-inhibition-by-phospholipids-and-relief-by-phospholipase-a2
#16
Elena Venuti, Dmitry Shishmarev, Philip W Kuchel, Shoma Dutt, Caron S Blumenthal, Kevin J Gaskin
INTRODUCTION: Bile salt stimulated lipase (BSSL; Enzyme Commission (EC) number 3.1.1.13) has been a candidate triglyceridase for improving enzyme therapy for pancreatic insufficiency; however, its efficacy is near absent. We hypothesise that similarly to pancreatic lipase, BSSL is inhibited by phospholipids and this inhibition is relieved by Phospholipase A2 (PLA2; EC 3.1.1.4), and the present study was undertaken to explore this possibility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Synthetic emulsions of triglyceride and phosphatidylcholine (PC) or lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC)/bile salt mixed micelles were used as a model of intestinal digestion-media...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739024/the-toxicity-effects-of-ammonia-on-anaerobic-digestion-of-organic-fraction-of-municipal-solid-waste
#17
Akinwumi A Akindele, Majid Sartaj
In this research the inhibitory effects of ammonia on the AD of synthetic OFMSW were examined under different total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) concentrations of 2,500, 5,000, 7,500, and 10,000mg/L and at pH levels of 7.5, 8.0 and 8.5 using a factorial experimental design and statistical analysis. Reduction in Cumulative Biogas Production (CBP) at a TAN concentration of 2,500mg/L was close to 10% for all 3 pH levels. For a TAN concentration of 10,000mg/L the percent reduction in CBP was over 80% for all 3 pH levels showing significant inhibition due to ammonia with neglible influence due to change in pH...
July 21, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738849/immune-suppression-of-igg-response-against-dairy-proteins-in-major-depression
#18
Leszek Rudzki, Dariusz Pawlak, Krystyna Pawlak, Napoleon Waszkiewicz, Aleksandra Małus, Beata Konarzewska, Mirosława Gałęcka, Anna Bartnicka, Lucyna Ostrowska, Agata Szulc
BACKGROUND: Interactions between the digestive system, brain functions and immunoglobulin G (IgG) mediated immunity against food antigens became recently a topic of growing interest in psychiatry research. Psychological stress can activate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) with subsequent hypercortisolemia. It can also influence intestinal permeability and dynamics of IgG response. Major depression can by accompanied either by activation of inflammatory response or by immune suppression (e...
July 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738800/benchmarked-performance-charts-using-principal-components-analysis-to-improve-the-effectiveness-of-feedback-for-audit-data-in-hiv-care
#19
Skevi Michael, Mark Gompels, Caroline Sabin, Hilary Curtis, Margaret T May
BACKGROUND: Feedback tools for clinical audit data that compare site-specific results to average performance over all sites can be useful for quality improvement. Proposed tools should be simple and clearly benchmark the site's performance, so that a relevant action plan can be directly implemented to improve patient care services. We aimed to develop such a tool in order to feedback data to UK HIV clinics participating in the 2015 British HIV Association (BHIVA) audit assessing compliance with the 2011 guidelines for routine investigation and monitoring of adult HIV-1- infected individuals...
July 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738677/quantitation-of-87-proteins-by-nlc-mrm-ms-in-human-plasma-workflow-for-large-scale-analysis-of-biobank-samples
#20
Melinda Rezeli, Karin Sjödin, Henrik Lindberg, Olof Gidlöf, Bertil Lindahl, Tomas Jernberg, Jonas Spaak, David Erlinge, György Marko-Varga
A multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) assay was developed for precise quantitation of 87 plasma proteins including the three isoforms of apolipoprotein E (APOE) associated with cardiovascular diseases using nanoscale liquid chromatography separation and stable isotope dilution strategy. The analytical performance of the assay was evaluated and we found an average technical variation of 4.7 % in 4 - 5 orders of magnitude dynamic range (≈ 0.2 mg/L to 4.5 g/L) from whole plasma digest. Here, we report a complete workflow, including sample processing adapted to 96-well plate format and normalization strategy for large-scale studies...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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