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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324283/prognostic-value-of-computed-tomography-measured-parameters-of-body-composition-in-primary-operable-gastrointestinal-cancers
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Douglas Black, Craig Mackay, George Ramsay, Zaid Hamoodi, Shayanthan Nanthakumaran, Kenneth G M Park, Malcolm A Loudon, Colin H Richards
BACKGROUND: Previous reports suggest that body composition parameters can be used to predict outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. However, evidence for an association with long-term survival is conflicting, with much of the data derived from patients with advanced disease. This study examined the effect of body composition on survival in primary operable GI cancer. METHODS: Patients with resectable adenocarcinoma of the GI tract (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum) between 2006 and 2014 were identified from a prospective database...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288510/diverse-effects-of-gut-derived-serotonin-in-intestinal-inflammation
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Md Sharif Shajib, Adriana Baranov, Waliul Islam Khan
The gut is the largest producer of serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the human body, and 5-HT has been recognized as an important signaling molecule in the gut for decades. There are two distinct sources of enteric 5-HT. Mucosal 5-HT is predominantly produced by enterochromaffin (EC) cells of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and neuronal 5-HT in the gut is produced by serotonergic neurons of the enteric nervous system (ENS). The quantity of mucosal 5-HT produced vastly eclipses the amount of neuronal 5-HT in the gut...
March 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276272/gut-brain-and-brain-gut-axis-in-parkinson-s-disease-models-effects-of-a-uridine-and-fish-oil-diet
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Paula Perez-Pardo, Hemraj B Dodiya, Laus M Broersen, Hidde Douna, Nick van Wijk, Sofia Lopes da Silva, Johan Garssen, Ali Keshavarzian, Aletta D Kraneveld
Recent investigations have focused on the potential role of gastrointestinal (GI) abnormalities in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The 'dual-hit' hypothesis of PD speculates that a putative pathogen enters the brain via two routes: the olfactory system and the GI system. Here, we investigated (1) whether local exposures of the neurotoxin rotenone in the gut or the brain of mice could induce PD-like neurological and GI phenotypes as well as a characteristic neuropathology in accordance with this 'dual-hit hypothesis' and (2) the effects of a diet containing uridine and fish oil providing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in both models...
March 9, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275793/-periodontal-status-of-labially-inversely-impacted-maxillary-central-incisor-in-mixed-dentition-after-orthodontic-treatment
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Hui-Xi Jiang, Zhen-Sheng Cao, Hao Sun, Han Hu, Yu Fang, Rong-Dang Hu
PURPOSE: To study the periodontal status of labially inversely impacted maxillary central incisor in mixed dentition after orthodontic treatment. METHODS: Sixteen patients with labially inversely impacted maxillary central incisor in mixed dentition and treated by guided rod appliance and conventional fixed appliance were enrolled in this study. Periodontal examinations were performed and cone-beam CT (CBCT) was taken approximately 2 years post treatment. Central incisors were divided into impacted and contralateral incisor groups...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274061/comparative-analysis-of-salivary-alkaline-phosphatase-in-post-menopausal-women-with-and-without-periodontitis
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Khumukcham Sophia, Snophia Suresh, Uma Sudhakar, Parvathee Jayakumar, Danny Mathew
INTRODUCTION: Alkaline phosphatase is an intracellular destruction enzyme in the periodontium, and it takes part in the normal turnover of the periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, and root cementum formation and maintenance. AIM: The aim of this case control study was to evaluate the enzyme Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) level in saliva of post menopausal women with and without chronic periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 40 individuals, satisfying the study inclusion and exclusion criteria, were recruited...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270854/antiemetic-and-myeloprotective-effects-of-rhus-verniciflua-stoke-in-a-cisplatin-induced-rat-model
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Hyo-Seon Kim, Hyeong-Geug Kim, Hwi-Jin Im, Jin-Seok Lee, Sung-Bae Lee, Won-Yong Kim, Hye-Won Lee, Sam-Keun Lee, Chang Kyu Byun, Chang-Gue Son
Rhus verniciflua Stoke has been commonly used in traditional medicine to treat gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction diseases. In order to investigate pharmacological properties of Rhus verniciflua Stoke water extract (RVX) on cisplatin-induced amnesia, RVX (0, 25, 50, or 100 mg/kg) was orally administrated for five consecutive days after a single intraperitoneal injection of cisplatin (6 mg/kg) to SD rat. Cisplatin injection significantly increased the kaolin intake (emesis) but reduced the normal diet intake (anorexia) whereas the RVX treatment significantly improved these abnormal diet behaviors at both the acute and delayed phase...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239924/cannabinoids-as-gastrointestinal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
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REVIEW
A Fabisiak, J Fichna
In this mini-review, we focus on the potential of the endocannabinoid system as a target for novel therapies to treat gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation. We discuss the organization of the endocannabinoid signaling and present possible pharmacological sites in the endocannabinoid system. We also refer to recent clinical findings in the field. Finally, we point at the potential use of cannabinoids at low, non-psychoactive doses to counteract non-inflammatory pathological events in the GI tract, like chemotherapy-induced diarrhea, as evidenced by Abalo et al...
March 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228489/age-dependent-shift-in-macrophage-polarisation-causes-inflammation-mediated-degeneration-of-enteric-nervous-system
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Laren Becker, Linh Nguyen, Jaspreet Gill, Subhash Kulkarni, Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Aida Habtezion
OBJECTIVE: The enteric nervous system (ENS) undergoes neuronal loss and degenerative changes with age. The cause of this neurodegeneration is poorly understood. Muscularis macrophages residing in close proximity to enteric ganglia maintain neuromuscular function via direct crosstalk with enteric neurons and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of GI motility disorders like gastroparesis and postoperative ileus. The aim of this study was to assess whether ageing causes alterations in macrophage phenotype that contributes to age-related degeneration of the ENS...
February 21, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222228/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-a-biomarker-for-predicting-systemic-involvement-in-adult-iga-vasculitis-patients
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Géza Róbert Nagy, Lajos Kemény, Zsuzsanna Bata-Csörgő
BACKGROUND: IgA vasculitis (IgAV) is a small-vessel leucocytoclastic cutaneous vasculitis, often associated with kidney and gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations. Although predictive factors for systemic involvement have been extensively studied in children, there is paucity in the literature regarding adult patients. Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammatory marker, used to assess systemic inflammation in various diseases. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate whether NLR can be used for predicting renal and GI involvement in adult IgA vasculitis patients...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217373/update-on-clinical-and-research-application-of-fecal-biomarkers-for-gastrointestinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Imran Siddiqui, Hafsa Majid, Shahab Abid
Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases comprise a large spectrum of clinical conditions ranging from indigestion to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and carcinomas. Endoscopy is the usual method employed to diagnose these condition. Another noninvasive way to assess and diagnose GI conditions are fecal biomarkers. Fecal biomarkers provide information regarding a specific disease process and are perhaps more acceptable to clinicians and patients alike because of their non-invasivity compared to endoscopy. Aim of this review was to evaluate the current status of the fecal biomarkers in clinical and research for in GI diseases...
February 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197380/the-influence-of-gut-decontamination-prophylactic-antibiotics-on-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-and-survival-following-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Bertrand Routy, Caroline Letendre, David Enot, Maxime Chénard-Poirier, Vikram Mehraj, Noémie Charbonneau Séguin, Khaled Guenda, Kathia Gagnon, Paul-Louis Woerther, David Ghez, Silvy Lachance
The intestinal microbiota plays a key role in the pathogenesis of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD). High-dose conditioning regimens given prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) modulate the composition of gut microbiota and damage the gut epithelial barrier, resulting in increased systemic inflammation. We assessed whether gut decontamination with antibiotics (ATB) prior to aHSCT influenced the frequency of aGVHD and mortality in 500 patients from two Canadian centers between 2005 and 2012...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176664/role-of-lactic-acid-probiotic-bacteria-in-ibd
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Ravichandra Vemuri, Rohit Gundamaraju, Rajaraman Eri
BACKGROUND: IBD is considered as one of the major public health concerns worldwide. The pathophysiology and gut microbial alteration during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are still not completely understood. Gut microbiota is implicated in most of the gastro-intestinal (GI) diseases including IBD. From the time of gut microbiota establishment and through aging, it undergoes a lot of changes in the composition. METHODS: In a healthy state, the composition of beneficial microbes in the gut is comparatively higher and due to factors such as malnutrition, use of antibiotics and any underlying diseases allow the colonization and invasion of pathogens...
February 6, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176047/gastrointestinal-physiology-and-function
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Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, Anthony C Johnson, David Grundy
The gastrointestinal (GI) system is responsible for the digestion and absorption of ingested food and liquids. Due to the complexity of the GI tract and the substantial volume of material that could be covered under the scope of GI physiology, this chapter briefly reviews the overall function of the GI tract, and discusses the major factors affecting GI physiology and function, including the intestinal microbiota, chronic stress, inflammation, and aging with a focus on the neural regulation of the GI tract and an emphasis on basic brain-gut interactions that serve to modulate the GI tract...
February 8, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174414/a-case-of-henoch-schonlein-purpura-associated-with-rotavirus-infection-in-an-elderly-asian-male-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chen Tang, Daphne Scaramangas-Plumley, Cynthia C Nast, Zab Mosenifar, Marc A Edelstein, Michael Weisman
BACKGROUND Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a small vessel vasculitis mediated by deposition of immune-complexes containing IgA in the skin, gut, and glomeruli, often presents with abdominal pain, purpuric rash in the lower extremities and buttocks, joint pain, and hematuria. The disease most commonly targets children but can affect adults who tend to have a worse prognosis. CASE REPORT We discuss a case of HSP in an elderly Chinese male who presented with severe proximal bowel inflammation, vasculitic rash, and proteinuria; he was found to have positive stool rotavirus and giardia...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161834/cannabinoid-receptors-in-regulating-the-gi-tract-experimental-evidence-and-therapeutic-relevance
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Ulrike Taschler, Carina Hasenoehrl, Martin Storr, Rudolf Schicho
Cannabinoid receptors are fundamentally involved in all aspects of intestinal physiology, such as motility, secretion, and epithelial barrier function. They are part of a broader entity, the so-called endocannabinoid system which also includes their endocannabinoid ligands and the ligands' synthesizing/degrading enzymes. The system has a strong impact on the pathophysiology of the gastrointestinal tract and is believed to maintain homeostasis in the gut by controlling hypercontractility and by promoting regeneration after injury...
February 5, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141677/the-unique-inflammatory-bowel-disease-phenotype-of-pediatric-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-a-single-center-study
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Henry Shiau, Faith D Ihekweazu, Mansi Amin, Tatiana Fofanova, Tamir Miloh, Richard Kellermayer
BACKGROUND: In adults, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a cholestatic liver disease characterized by inflammation/fibrosis of intra/extra-hepatic bile ducts, associates with a milder form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly ulcerative colitis (UC). The pediatric PSC-IBD phenotype is less well characterized. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, single-center study examining PSC-IBD patients at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) between 2000-2015...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140462/physiopathology-and-management-of-gluten-induced-celiac-disease
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REVIEW
Jitendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Rajesh Pandey, Nar Singh Chauhan
Proline- and glutamine-rich gluten proteins are one of the major constituents of cereal dietary proteins, which are largely resistant to complete cleavage by the human gastrointestinal (GI) digestive enzymes. Partial digestion of gluten generates approximately 35 amino acids (aa) immunomodulatory peptides which activate T-cell-mediated immune system, followed by immunological inflammation of mucosa leading to the onset of celiac disease (CD). CD is an autoimmune disease associated with HLA-DQ2/DQ8 polymorphism and dysbiosis of gut microbiota...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114909/low-glycemic-index-diet-exercise-and-vitamin-d-to-reduce-breast-cancer-recurrence-dedica-design-of-a-clinical-trial
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Livia S A Augustin, Massimo Libra, Anna Crispo, Maria Grimaldi, Michele De Laurentiis, Massimo Rinaldo, Massimiliano D'Aiuto, Francesca Catalano, Giuseppe Banna, Francesco Ferrau', Rosalba Rossello, Diego Serraino, Ettore Bidoli, Samuele Massarut, Guglielmo Thomas, Davide Gatti, Ernesta Cavalcanti, Monica Pinto, Gabriele Riccardi, Edward Vidgen, Cyril W C Kendall, David J A Jenkins, Gennaro Ciliberto, Maurizio Montella
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms influencing breast cancer (BC) development and recurrence include hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, high insulin-like growth factor-1, high circulating estrogen, inflammation and impaired cellular differentiation/apoptosis. A lifestyle program that targets all the above mechanisms may be warranted. Low glycemic index (GI) foods produce lower post-prandial glucose and insulin responses and have been associated with lower BC risk. Moderate physical activity post-diagnosis reduces BC recurrence and mortality, partly explained by reduced insulin and estrogen levels...
January 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093196/a-prospective-single-centre-pilot-evaluation-of-a-serum-calprotectin-assay-in-unselected-gi-patients
#19
Rebecca K McCann, Karen Smith, Daniel R Gaya
BACKGROUND: Whilst C-reactive protein (CRP) is an established serum marker of inflammation, its use in gastroenterology has been limited by its poor sensitivity and specificity for GI disease. Faecal calprotectin (FC) has been adopted into mainstream GI practice as a sensitive but non-specific marker of intestinal inflammation. However, stool samples collection for FC can be challenging and the possibility of utilising a sensitive and specific serum biomarker of intestinal inflammation in luminal gastroenterology is an attractive prospect...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088460/ultrasound-mediated-delivery-of-rna-to-colonic-mucosa-of-live%C3%A2-mice
#20
Carl M Schoellhammer, Gregory Y Lauwers, Jeremy A Goettel, Matthias A Oberli, Cody Cleveland, June Y Park, Daniel Minahan, Yiyun Chen, Daniel G Anderson, Ana Jaklenec, Scott B Snapper, Robert Langer, Giovanni Traverso
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is a challenge to deliver nucleic acids to gastrointestinal (GI) tissues due to their size and need for intracellular delivery. They are also extremely susceptible to degradation by nucleases, which are ubiquitous in the GI tract. We investigated whether ultrasound, which can permeabilize tissue through a phenomenon known as transient cavitation, can be used to deliver RNA to the colonic mucosa of living mice. METHODS: We investigated delivery of fluorescently labeled permeants to colon tissues of Yorkshire pigs ex vivo and mice in vivo...
January 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
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