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intestinal malabsorption

Prerna K Chawla, Zarir F Udwadia, Rajeev Soman, Ashok A Mahashur, Rohit A Amale, Alpa J Dherai, Rohan V Lokhande, Prasad R Naik, Tester F Ashavaid
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) is a routinely practised clinical laboratory technique which aids the clinicians with a clear clinical judgement of the drug therapy and optimize the doses if necessary. Rifampicin is the most important and potent component of first line therapy of tuberculosis (TB). Several factors like age, weight, gender, doses and formulations, gastro-intestinal disorders, ethnicity etc alter the absorption and bioavailability of rifampicin thus altering the drug levels. Low plasma levels of rifampicin may play a plausible role in slow response to therapy, treatment failure or relapse or acquired drug resistance...
August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Jeremy Woodward, Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, Dinakantha Kumararatne
Chronic infection with Norovirus is emerging as a significant risk for patients with immunodeficiency - either primary or secondary to therapeutic immunosuppression. Patients with primary immunodeficiency present a range of pathological responses to Norovirus infection. Asymptomatic infections occur and differentiating viral carriage or prolonged viral shedding after self-limiting infection from infection causing protracted diarrhoea can be challenging due to relatively mild pathological changes that may mimic other causes of diarrhoea in such patients (for instance pathogenic bacteria or parasites or graft-versus-host disease)...
October 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
E Fabian, L Kramer, F Siebert, C Högenauer, R B Raggam, H Wenzl, G J Krejs
D-lactic acidosis is a rare complication that occurs mainly in patients with malabsorption due to a surgically altered gastrointestinal tract anatomy, namely in short bowel syndrome or after bariatric surgery. It is characterized by rapid development of neurological symptoms and severe metabolic acidosis, often with a high serum anion gap. Malabsorbed carbohydrates can be fermented by colonic microbiota capable of producing D-lactic acid. Routine clinical assessment of serum lactate covers only L-lactic acid; when clinical suspicion for D-lactic acidosis is high, special assays for D-lactic acid are called for...
October 10, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
E Kamycheva, T Goto, C A Camargo
: We investigated the association between celiac disease (CD) and bone mass density (BMD) and risk of osteoporotic fractures in the general US population. In children and men ≥18 years, CD was associated with reduced BMD, and in men ≥40 years, CD was associated with increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. INTRODUCTION: Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune condition, characterized by inflammation of the small intestine. CD has an increasing prevalence, and if unrecognized or untreated, CD can lead to complications from malabsorption and micronutrient deficiencies...
October 6, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Carlo Castellani, Baroukh M Assael
Cystic fibrosis (CF), a monogenic disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene on chromosome 7, is complex and greatly variable in clinical expression. Airways, pancreas, male genital system, intestine, liver, bone, and kidney are involved. The lack of CFTR or its impaired function causes fat malabsorption and chronic pulmonary infections leading to bronchiectasis and progressive lung damage. Previously considered lethal in infancy and childhood, CF has now attained median survivals of 50 years of age, mainly thanks to the early diagnosis through neonatal screening, recognition of mild forms, and an aggressive therapeutic attitude...
October 5, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Cristina Cruz-Hernandez, Frederic Destaillats, Sagar K Thakkar, Laurence Goulet, Emma Wynn, Dominik Grathwohl, Claudia Roessle, Sara de Giorgi, Luc Tappy, Francesca Giuffrida, Vittorio Giusti
It was hypothesized that under induced lipid malabsorption/mal-digestion conditions, an enriched sn-1(3)-monoacylglycerol oil (MAG) may be a better carrier for n-3 LC-PUFA compared to triacylglycerol (TAG) from fish oil (FO). This monocentric, double blinded clinical trial examined the accretion of EPA (500 mg/d) and DHA (300 mg/d) when consumed as TAG or MAG, into the erythrocytes, plasma and chylomicrons of 45 obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2) and 40 kg/m(2)) volunteers who were and were not administered Orlistat, an inhibitor of pancreatic lipases...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
I Marie, A-M Leroi, G Gourcerol, H Levesque, J-F Menard, P Ducrotte
BACKGROUND: There are no studies on systemic sclerosis (SSc) assessing the relationship between food intake, especially lactose, and gastrointestinal dysfunction. AIM: To determine the prevalence of lactose malabsorption, using lactose breath test, in patients with SSc. To evaluate the correlation between lactose malabsorption and gastrointestinal involvement. To predict which SSc patients exhibit lactose malabsorption. METHODS: Seventy-seven consecutive Caucasian patients with SSc and 20 control subjects underwent lactose breath test...
November 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Rongbao Zhao, Srinivas Aluri, I David Goldman
The proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT-SLC46A1) is the mechanism by which folates are absorbed across the brush-border membrane of the small intestine. The transporter is also expressed in the choroid plexus and is required for transport of folates into the cerebrospinal fluid. Loss of PCFT function, as occurs in the autosomal recessive disorder "hereditary folate malabsorption" (HFM), results in a syndrome characterized by severe systemic and cerebral folate deficiency. Folate-receptor alpha (FRα) is expressed in the choroid plexus, and loss of function of this protein, as also occurs in an autosomal recessive disorder, results solely in "cerebral folate deficiency" (CFD), the designation for this disorder...
September 21, 2016: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
A I Parfenov, L M Krums
The paper presents a variety of clinical manifestations of malabsorption syndrome (MAS) in celiac disease, collagenous sprue, Whipple's disease, Crohn's disease, intestinal lymphangiectasia, amyloidosis, common variable immune deficiency, and treatment of short bowel syndrome. It shows the specific features of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of MAS in small bowel diseases.
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Serhat Uysal, Varol Tunalı, Eylem Akdur Öztürk, Ömür Ardeniz, Meltem Işıkgöz Taşbakan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Seray Özensoy Töz, Nevin Turgay, Bilgin Arda
OBJECTIVE: Parasites might cause atypical and severe infections in immunocompromised hosts. The prevalence of diarrhea among common variable immune deficiency (CVID) syndrome patients varies between 20% and 94%, which indicates that diarrhea and gastrointestinal system (GIS) complaints could be the second leading cause of morbidity in CVID patients after respiratory tract infections. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites in CVID patients with GIS complaints and diarrhea...
June 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Martine Paquette, Robert Dufour, Robert A Hegele, Alexis Baass
Abetalipoproteinemia (ABL) is a rare recessive genetic disease caused by mutations of the MTTP gene. This disease is characterised by a defect in the lipidation of APO B and the absence of VLDL and chylomicron production. Patients affected by ABL present neurological, hemalogical and gastro-intestinal symptoms due to deficiency in lipophilic vitamins and fat malabsorption. We herein report the case of two cousins, one presenting classical symptoms of abetalipoproteinemia and one presenting a much attenuated phenotype...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Lyle L Pritchard
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease that occurs in approximately 1 in 2,500 white live births. It is less common in nonwhite individuals. A dysfunctional epithelial chloride channel leads to excessively thick mucus affecting multiple organ systems. Common issues include mucous plugging of the airway, lung inflammation, chronic pulmonary infections, intestinal malabsorption, and malnutrition. Universal screening of newborns for CF is recommended in many countries. CF can be diagnosed based on clinical evidence of disease along with genetic testing or other laboratory evidence of chloride channel dysfunction...
September 2016: FP Essentials
Imran Siddiqui, Sibtain Ahmed, Shahab Abid
In the field of gastroenterology, breath tests (BTs) are used intermittently as diagnostic tools that allow indirect, non-invasive and relatively less cumbersome evaluation of several disorders by simply quantifying the appearance in exhaled breath of a metabolite of a specific substrate administered. The aim of this review is to have an insight into the principles, methods of analysis and performance parameters of various hydrogen, methane and carbon BTs which are available for diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders such as Helicobacter pylori infection, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and carbohydrate malabsorption...
August 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
Austin Cottam, Daniel Cottam, Dana Portenier, Hinali Zaveri, Amit Surve, Samuel Cottam, Legrand Belnap, Walter Medlin, Christina Richards
BACKGROUND: In bariatric surgery, the procedure with the highest average weight loss is the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPDDS). A new simplified duodenal switch called the stomach intestinal pylorus sparing (SIPS) surgery with less malabsorption and one fewer anastomosis claims to have similar outcomes when compared to the BPDDS. METHODS: A retrospective matched cohort analysis of SIPS versus BPDDS patients in a single private practice was obtained by matching every BPDDS to a SIPS patient of the same gender and BMI...
August 28, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Virginia Marugan-Hernandez, Charlotte Cockle, Sarah Macdonald, Elaine Pegg, Colin Crouch, Damer P Blake, Fiona M Tomley
BACKGROUND: Eimeria species are parasitic protozoa that cause coccidiosis, an intestinal disease commonly characterised by malabsorption, diarrhoea and haemorrhage that is particularly important in chickens. Vaccination against chicken coccidiosis is effective using wild-type or attenuated live parasite lines. The development of protocols to express foreign proteins in Eimeria species has opened up the possibility of using Eimeria live vaccines to deliver heterologous antigens and function as multivalent vaccine vectors that could protect chickens against a range of pathogens...
2016: Parasites & Vectors
Alessandra Teixeira Pessoa Ramos, Manuella Machado Figueirêdo, Ana Paula de B Aguiar, Carolina de Godoy Almeida, Patrícia S A Mendes, Edna Lucia Souza
Cystic fibrosis and celiac disease were considered a single clinical entity for many years. Differentiation between the diseases occurred some time in the 1930s of the 20th Century. Both diseases may present the intestinal malabsorption syndrome and similar clinical manifestations that contribute to difficulties with clinical distinction. We describe a report of two patients with initial diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, who were subsequently diagnosed with celiac disease. These case reports emphasize the possibility of false positivity being shown in the sweat test in CD, which may result in delayed diagnosis and inadequate management of this disease...
April 2016: Folia Medica
Sze May Ng, Helen S Moore
BACKGROUND: Malabsorption of fat and protein contributes to poor nutritional status in people with cystic fibrosis. Impaired pancreatic function may also result in increased gastric acidity, leading in turn to heartburn, peptic ulcers and the impairment of oral pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy. The administration of gastric acid-reducing agents has been used as an adjunct to pancreatic enzyme therapy to improve absorption of fat and gastro-intestinal symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jessica M Izzi, Sarah E Beck, Robert J Adams, Kelly A Metcalf Pate, Eric K Hutchinson
Chronic diarrhea poses a significant threat to the health of NHP research colonies, and its primary etiology remains unclear. In macaques, the clinical presentation of intractable diarrhea and weight loss that are accompanied by inflammatory infiltrates within the gastrointestinal tract closely resembles inflammatory bowel disease of humans, dogs, and cats, in which low serum and tissue cobalamin (vitamin B12) levels are due to intestinal malabsorption. We therefore hypothesized that macaques with chronic idiopathic diarrhea (CID) have lower serum cobalamin concentrations than do healthy macaques...
2016: Comparative Medicine
Sawinee Aupanun, Saranya Poapolathep, Mario Giorgi, Kanjana Imsilp, Amnart Poapolathep
Fusarenon-X (FX) is a type B trichothecene mycotoxin that is frequently observed along with deoxynivalenol (DON) and nivalenol (NIV) in agricultural commodities. This review aims to give an overview of the literature concerning the toxicology and toxicokinetics of FX. FX is primarily found in cereals grown in temperate regions, but it can also be found worldwide because of the global transport of products. The major toxicity of FX occurs through inhibition of protein synthesis, followed by the disruption of DNA synthesis...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Thomas Bächler, Carel W le Roux, Marco Bueter
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective option for the treatment of morbid obesity and its associated comorbidities. Recent clinical and experimental findings have challenged the role of mechanical restriction and caloric malabsorption as the main mechanisms for weight loss and health benefits. Instead, other mechanisms including increased levels of satiety gut hormones, altered gut microbiota, changes in bile acid metabolism, and/or energy expenditure have been proposed as explanations for benefits of bariatric surgery...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
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