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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339024/effects-of-berberine-on-a-rat-model-of-chronic-stress-and-depression-via-gastrointestinal-tract-pathology-and-gastrointestinal-flora-profile-assays
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Xiaohui Zhu, Yangdong Sun, Chenggang Zhang, Haifeng Liu
Chronic stress and depression are challenging conditions to treat, owing to their complexity and lack of clinically available and effective therapeutic agents. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism by which berberine acts, by examining alterations to gastrointestinal tract histopathology and flora profile in a rat model, following the induction of stress. Research associating gastrointestinal flora and depression has increased, thus, the present study hypothesized that stress induces depression and changes in the gastrointestinal system...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337876/the-efficacy-of-proanthocyanidins-and-secnidazole-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-periodontitis-after-scaling-and-root-planing-therapy
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M Li, R Li, Q Jin, J Pang, Z Xu
The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and microbiological effect of the systemic antibiotic therapy of proanthocyanidins and secnidazole on periodontitis. Seventy-five subjects with chronic periodontitis were randomly divided into two treatment groups (secnidazole or proanthocyanidins) and one placebo control group (25 cases each). Plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), gingival bleeding index (BI), probing pocket depth (PPD), and clinical attachment level (CAL) were carried out at baseline, post-treatment and 3 months after treatment...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335502/catechins-and-their-therapeutic-benefits-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Fei-Yan Fan, Li-Xuan Sang, Min Jiang
Catechins are natural polyphenolic phytochemicals that exist in food and medicinal plants, such as tea, legume and rubiaceae. An increasing number of studies have associated the intake of catechins-rich foods with the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in humans, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some studies have demonstrated that catechins could significantly inhibit the excessive oxidative stress through direct or indirect antioxidant effects and promote the activation of the antioxidative substances such as glutathione peroxidases (GPO) and glutathione (GSH), reducing the oxidative damages to the colon...
March 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293920/the-intriguing-link-between-the-intestinal-microbiota-and-cardiovascular-disease
#4
Giuseppe Lippi, Elisa Danese, Camilla Mattiuzzi, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Human microbiota is a term conventionally used to define the normal flora of microbes living in all of us, most of which are resident in the gastrointestinal tract. Despite it having been known for some time that the vast majority of intestinal bacteria exert a strong influence on human life, recent technologic breakthroughs have made it possible to more accurately characterize the host microbial communities and explore their relationship with many human diseases. Notably, the evidence accumulated over the past 10 years suggests that a reasonable relationship can now be established between gut microbiota composition and the risk of cardiovascular disease...
March 14, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273703/-the-composition-of-the-gastrointestinal-bacterial-flora-of-mouse-embryos-and-the-placenta-tissue-bacterial-flora
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D Lei, Y Lin, X Jiang, L Lan, W Zhang, B X Wang
Objective: To explore the composition of the gastrointestinal bacterial flora of mouse embryos and the placenta tissue bacterial flora. Method: Twenty-four specimens were collected from pregnant Kunming mouse including 8 mice of early embryonic (12-13 days) gastrointestinal tissues, 8 cases of late embryonic (19-20 days)gastrointestinal tissues, 8 of late pregnancy placental tissues.The 24 samples were extracted by DNeasy Blood & Tissue kit for high-throughput DNA sequencing. Result: The level of Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Actino-bacteria and Firmicutes were predominantin all specimens...
March 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270073/colon-cancer-and-specific-ways-to-deliver-drugs-to-the-large-intestine
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Hossein Derakhshankhah, Zhila Izadi, Alireza Lotfabadi, Loghman Alaei, Ali Akbar Saboury, Rassoul Dinarvand, Adeleh Divsalar, Arefeh Seyedarabi, Ebrahim Barzegari, Mina Evini
BACKGROUND: It has been postulated that colon cancer is the third cause of cancer death worldwide. Recently, colon-targeted drug delivery systems have been developed for improving systemic drug delivery and treatment of local colon associated diseases. Using such drug delivery systems increases the drug's effectiveness and results in reduced systemic side effects. Drug delivery systems formulated for the colon requires that the triggering of drug release mechanism is designed based on the colon's physiological conditions...
February 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267603/prophylactic-antibiotics-and-postoperative-complications-for-radical-cystectomy-a-population-based-analysis-in-the-united-states
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Ross E Krasnow, Matthew Mossanen, Sophia Koo, David W Kubiak, Mark A Preston, Benjamin I Chung, Adam S Kibel, Steven L Chang
PURPOSE: Infectious, wound and soft tissue events contribute to the morbidity of radical cystectomy, but the association between these events and antibiotic prophylaxis is not clear. We sought to describe the contemporary use of antibiotic prophylaxis in radical cystectomy, adherence to published guidelines, and identify regimens with the lowest rates of infectious events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a population-based, retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent radical cystectomy across the United States between 2003 and 2013, we identified the intraoperative antibiotic prophylaxis regimen...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257583/the-oral-cavity-microbiota-between-health-oral-disease-and-cancers-of-the-aerodigestive-tract
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Pierre Le Bars, Sebastien Metamoros, Emmanuel Montassier, Françoise Le Vacon, Gilles Potel, Assem Soueidan, Fabienne Jordana, Marie-France De La Cochétière
Many studies show that the human microbiome plays a critical role in the chronic pathologies of obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, and diabetes. More recently, the interaction between cancer and the microbiome has been highlighted. Most studies have focused on the gut microbiota because it represents the most extensive bacterial community, and the body of evidence correlating it with gut syndromes is increasing. However, in the strict sense, the gastrointestinal (GI) tract begins in the oral cavity, and special attention should be paid to the specific flora of this cavity...
March 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240160/dietary-additive-probiotics-modulation-of-the-intestinal-microbiota
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Shenglan Hu, Li Wang, Zongyong Jiang
The importance of the intestinal microbiota of animals is widely acknowledged because of its vital role in the health of animals. There are complex communities of microbiota, which colonize the gastrointestinal tract. Intestinal microbiota are conductive to animal health and the development of the host immune system. Probiotics are commonly used dietary additives where they provide the host with many beneficial functions, such as modulating intestinal homeostasis and promoting gut health. These beneficial effects of probiotics may accrue from the inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria and promoting the growth of beneficial flora in the gastrointestinal tract...
February 23, 2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230723/bifidobacterium-adolescentis-exerts-strain-specific-effects-on-constipation-induced-by-loperamide-in-balb-c-mice
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Linlin Wang, Lujun Hu, Qi Xu, Boxing Yin, Dongsheng Fang, Gang Wang, Jianxin Zhao, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen
Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints worldwide. This study was performed to determine whether Bifidobacterium adolescentis exerts inter-strain differences in alleviating constipation induced by loperamide in BALB/c mice and to analyze the main reasons for these differences. BALB/c mice underwent gavage with B. adolescentis (CCFM 626, 667, and 669) once per day for 17 days. The primary outcome measures included related constipation indicators, and the secondary outcome measures were the basic biological characteristics of the strains, the concentration changes of short-chain fatty acids in feces, and the changes in the fecal flora...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223908/elevated-urinary-glyphosate-and-clostridia-metabolites-with-altered-dopamine-metabolism-in-triplets-with-autistic-spectrum-disorder-or-suspected-seizure-disorder-a-case-study
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William Shaw
CONTEXT: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder for which a number of genetic, environmental, and nutritional causes have been proposed. Glyphosate is used widely as a crop desiccant and as an herbicide in fields of genetically modified foods that are glyphosate resistant. Several researchers have proposed that it may be a cause of autism, based on epidemiological data that correlates increased usage of glyphosate with an increased autism rate. OBJECTIVE: The current study was intended to determine if excessive glyphosate was present in the triplets and their parents and to evaluate biochemical findings for the family to determine the potential effects of its presence...
February 2017: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188734/mixing-and-pumping-functions-of-the-intestine-of-zebrafish-larvae
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Jinyou Yang, Yuji Shimogonya, Takuji Ishikawa
Due to its transparency, the intestine of zebrafish larvae has been widely used in studies of gastrointestinal diseases and the microbial flora of the gut. However, transport phenomena in the intestine of zebrafish larvae have not been fully clarified. In this study, therefore, transport caused by peristaltic motion in the intestine of zebrafish larvae was investigated by numerical simulation. An anatomically realistic three-dimensional geometric model of the intestine at various times after feeding was constructed based on the experimental data of Field et al...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167596/epidemiology-and-prevalence-of-blastocystis-spp-in-north-cyprus
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Ayse Seyer, Djursun Karasartova, Emrah Ruh, Ayse Semra Güreser, Ebru Turgal, Turgut Imir, Aysegul Taylan Ozkan
This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Blastocystis spp. and its subtypes (STs) in North Cyprus; and to evaluate the presence of this parasite and its STs with respect to demographic, socioeconomic, and epidemiological factors, as well as gastrointestinal symptoms. Stool samples were collected from 230 volunteers. Each participant also filled out a questionnaire. The samples were examined microscopically by native-Lugol and trichrome methods and further tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155242/sensory-neuron-regulation-of-gastrointestinal-inflammation-and-bacterial-host-defence
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N Y Lai, K Mills, I M Chiu
Sensory neurons in the gastrointestinal tract have multifaceted roles in maintaining homeostasis, detecting danger and initiating protective responses. The gastrointestinal tract is innervated by three types of sensory neurons: dorsal root ganglia, nodose/jugular ganglia and intrinsic primary afferent neurons. Here, we examine how these distinct sensory neurons and their signal transducers participate in regulating gastrointestinal inflammation and host defence. Sensory neurons are equipped with molecular sensors that enable neuronal detection of diverse environmental signals including thermal and mechanical stimuli, inflammatory mediators and tissue damage...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149496/pseudomoniasis-phytotherapy-a-review-on-most-important-iranian-medicinal-plants-effective-on-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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REVIEW
Mahmoud Bahmani, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Hassan Hassanzadazar, Morovat Taherikalani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative, aerobic bacterium found in water and soil. It is a normal flora in skin and gastrointestinal tract of human beings. P. aeruginosa as an opportunistic pathogen involved in nosocomial infections having multiple pathogenic factors and shows high rate of resistance to different antibiotics. The aim of this study was to identify the most important native medicinal plants of Iran effective on P. aeruginosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All required information was obtained by searching keywords such as P...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141547/efficacy-of-and-potential-morbidities-associated-with-the-use-of-antacid-medications-in-preterm-neonates
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Uday P Patil, Sean M Bailey, Elena V Wachtel, Evan Orosz, Rebecca Zarchin, Pradeep V Mally
OBJECTIVES: Antacid medications are frequently administered to preterm infants. These medications can change gastric pH levels and can affect regular gastrointestinal function and gut micro-bacterial flora. We hypothesized that preterm infants exposed to antacid medications are at a greater risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and sepsis, and set out to determine any association, as well as to assess the clinical efficacy of these medications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of preterm infants ≤30 weeks' gestational age or birth weight ≤1250 g over a 2-year period at New York University Langone Medical Center...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131326/clostridium-difficile-colitis-a-clinical-review
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Gabie K B Ong, Tobi J Reidy, Matthew D Huk, Frederick R Lane
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile colitis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the surgical patient. In recent years, Clostridium difficile infections have shown marked increases in frequency, severity, and resistance to standard treatment. With urgent operative interventions and novel endoscopic approaches, pseudomembranous colitis is being seen more commonly in surgical practices. DATA SOURCES: In this paper, we will review a number of papers from the literature...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104104/role-of-gastrointestinal-microbiota-on-kidney-injury-and-the-obese-condition
#18
REVIEW
Keerati Wanchai, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn, Anusorn Lungkaphin
Obesity is associated with kidney disease, probably due to obesity-mediated inflammation, podocyte injury and oxidative stress in the kidney It is also linked to other diseases, for example, diabetes and hypertension, which are associated with the development and progression of chronic kidney disease. Interestingly, gastrointestinal dysbiosis has been demonstrated in cases of obesity with the development and progression of kidney disease. Thus, modification of gastrointestinal microbiota using probiotics or prebiotics or both to improve the balance of bacterial flora is a potential approach for the management of obesity-associated kidney disease...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100999/colorectal-cancer-associated-with-streptococcus-anginosus-bacteremia-and-liver-abscesses
#19
Umair Masood, Anuj Sharma, Dhruv Lowe, Rashad Khan, Divey Manocha
Streptococcus anginosus is part of the normal flora of the human gastrointestinal tract. Their ability to cause abscesses is very unique and sets them apart from the rest of the streptococci groups. While an association of group D streptococcus bacteremia and endocarditis with colorectal carcinoma is well established, S. anginosus infections are rarely implicated with colonic malignancy. We present a case of a 62-year-old male who presented to the hospital with fatigue and generalized abdominal pain. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed multiple liver abscesses and rectal thickening...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092098/evaluation-the-ethnopharmacological-studies-in-iran-during-2004-2016-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Zahra Sadeghi, Maryam Akaberi, Seyed Ahmad Emami, Alireza Sobhkhizi, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Although Iran has a deep history in herbal medicine and great heritage of ancient medical scholars, few efforts have been made to evaluate ethnopharmacological aspects of medicinal plants in this country. In the present study, the authors have reviewed all important literature about the ethnopharmacological investigations on medicinal plants used in the last decade in Iran. All provinces of Iran were categorized according to a phytogeographical division. Information was collected through bibliographic investigations from scientific journals and books...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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