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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632811/management-of-poorly-controlled-indolent-systemic-mastocytosis-using-narrowband-uvb-phototherapy
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Zain Husain, Dylan Waterman, Kathleen Ellison, Jennifer A DeSimone
The mastocytoses comprise a group of proliferative stem cell disorders defined by the abnormal accumulation of mast cells (MCs) in the skin or other body tissues including the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract, and liver. Systemic mastocytosis is defined by the presence of one major and one minor criterion or 3 minor criteria delineated by the World Health Organization (WHO). We present the case of a 57-year-old woman with a 10-year history of red-brown pruritic maculopapular lesions on the upper and lower extremities and trunk who was originally diagnosed with cutaneous mastocytosis...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631887/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-is-expressed-in-human-corneal-stromal-cells-and-secreted-upon-protease-activated-receptor-1-activation
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Hongbo Yin, Yan Tian, Rongying Luo, Yingping Deng
Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is an interleukin-7 (IL-7) like cytokine that triggers inflammatory responses through activating dendritic cell. It is demonstrated to be involved in a number of disorders, including cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and autoimmune diseases. In addition, TSLP is also found to be able to induce itch sensation by directly activating the itch sensory neurons. The expression of human TSLP is detected in various tissues such as heart, liver, testis, and prostate. In this study, we report that TSLP was expressed in the human corneal stromal cells, the highly specialized cells that are critical for the function of the cornea...
June 20, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626742/association-study-of-glutathione-s-transferases-gene-polymorphisms-gstm1-and-gstt1-with-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-in-the-south-of-iran
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Maryam Moini, Mostafa Saadat, Hooshang Saadat, Atefeh Esmailnejad, Alireza Safarpour
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), are chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. A combination of environmental factors and interactions with a genetic predisposition are suggested to play an important role in the etiology and pathogenesis of the IBD. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are multifunctional enzymes involved in the cellular oxidative stress handling. Possible associations between GSTs gene polymorphisms and susceptibility to UC and CD have been reported in different population...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621726/microbiota-and-probiotics-in-health-and-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Chiara D'Angelo, Marcella Reale, Erica Costantini
Microbiota play a key role in various body functions, as well as in physiological, metabolic, and immunological processes, through different mechanisms such as the regulation of the development and/or functions of different types of immune cells in the intestines. Evidence indicates that alteration in the gut microbiota can influence infectious and non-infectious diseases. Bacteria that reside on the mucosal surface or within the mucus layer interact with the host immune system, thus, a healthy gut microbiota is essential for the development of mucosal immunity...
June 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618973/from-clinical-uncertainties-to-precision-medicine-the-emerging-role-of-the-gut-barrier-and-microbiome-in-small-bowel-functional-diseases
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Wojciech Marlicz, Diana Yung, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Igor Loniewski, Saskia van Hemert, Beata Loniewska, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
Over the last decade, remarkable progress has been made in the understanding of disease pathophysiology. Many new theories expound on the importance of emerging factors such as microbiome influences, genomics/omics, stem cells, innate intestinal immunity or mucosal barrier complexities. This has introduced a further dimension of uncertainty into clinical decision-making, but equally, may shed some light on less well-understood and difficult to manage conditions. Areas covered: Comprehensive review of the literature on gut barrier and microbiome relevant to small bowel pathology...
June 16, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611935/gastrointestinal-amyloidosis-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Kyle Rowe, Jon Pankow, Fredy Nehme, William Salyers
Gastrointestinal amyloidosis (GIA), a protein deposition disorder, represents a complex common pathway that encompasses multiple etiologies and presentations. It represents a significant diagnostic and treatment challenge. The disease results from the deposition of insoluble extracellular protein fragments that have been rendered resistant to digestion. GIA can be acquired or genetic, and most commonly results from chronic inflammatory disorders (AA amyloidosis), hematologic malignancy (AL amyloidosis), and end-stage renal disease (Beta-2 amyloidosis)...
May 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610994/manganese-induced-sex-specific-gut-microbiome-perturbations-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Liang Chi, Bei Gao, Xiaoming Bian, Pengcheng Tu, Hongyu Ru, Kun Lu
Overexposure to manganese (Mn) leads to toxic effects, such as promoting the development of Parkinson's-like neurological disorders. The gut microbiome is deeply involved in immune development, host metabolism, and xenobiotics biotransformation, and significantly influences central nervous system (CNS) via the gut-brain axis, i.e. the biochemical signaling between the gastrointestinal tract and the CNS. However, it remains unclear whether Mn can affect the gut microbiome and its metabolic functions, particularly those linked to neurotoxicity...
June 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606051/comparison-of-bone-mineral-density-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-and-x-linked-agammaglobulinaemia-patients
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Ali Mohebbi, Gholamreza Azizi, Naeimeh Tavakolinia, Mehdi Karimipour, Fatemeh Kiaee, Reza Yazdani, Sareh Sadat Ebrahimi, Hosein Rafiemanesh, Vahid Ziaee, Hassan Abolhassani, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Farzaneh Abbasi, Fatemeh Sayarifard, Mehran Ebrahimi, Javad Tafaroji
BACKGROUND: Primary antibody deficiency (PAD) is the most common group of primary immunodeficiency disorders, resulting from different defects in development and function of B cell lineage. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA) are two of the major types of PADs. Optimal growth and subsequently bone health could potentially compromise due to the interference of several factors in PAD with childhood onset. In the present study, our aim was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) of patients with CVID and XLA...
June 11, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600593/-paradoxical-sphincters-and-cardinal-continence-function-of-the-gastric-fundus
#9
F Stelzner, N Friedrichs
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common disorder in humans and has been treated for the last 67 years using fundoplication. However, treatment results have generally not been satisfactory. Physiological and anatomic findings must be taken into account to improve the therapy technique. In this article, these are described using the example of paradoxical sphincters and the effect of NO signal molecules in the gastrointestinal tract.
June 9, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595743/the-role-of-the-complement-system-in-hereditary-angioedema
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Dorottya Csuka, Nóra Veszeli, Lilian Varga, Zoltán Prohászka, Henriette Farkas
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare, but potentially life-threatening disorder, characterized by acute, recurring, and self-limiting edematous episodes of the face, extremities, trunk, genitals, upper airways, or the gastrointestinal tract. HAE may be caused by the deficiency of C1-inhibitor (C1-INH-HAE) but another type of the disease, hereditary angioedema with normal C1-INH function (nC1-INH-HAE) was also described. The patient population is quite heterogeneous as regards the location, frequency, and severity of edematous attacks, presenting large intra- and inter-individual variation...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594620/abdominal-pain-related-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-children
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Jagrati Chopra, Neal Patel, Dharamveer Basude, Elena Gil-Zaragozano, Siba Prosad Paul
Recurrent abdominal pain is a common presentation in children and mostly non-organic in origin. Nearly one-fifth of the childhood population are known to suffer from it worldwide, although only 50% of these may seek consultation with a health professional. Non-organic recurrent abdominal pain encompasses four main conditions broadly labelled as abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). These are diagnosed following exclusion of organic pathologies and by symptom concordance with defined parameters, published as the Rome IV criteria for FGIDs...
June 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592440/rome-foundation-asian-working-team-report-asian-functional-gastrointestinal-disorder-symptom-clusters
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Kewin Tien Ho Siah, Xiaorong Gong, Xi Jessie Yang, William E Whitehead, Minhu Chen, Xiaohua Hou, Nitesh Pratap, Uday C Ghoshal, Ari F Syam, Murdani Abdullah, Myung-Gyu Choi, Young-Tae Bak, Ching-Liang Lu, Sutep Gonlachanvit, Chua Seng Boon, Fan Fang, Pui Kuan Cheong, Justin C Y Wu, Kok-Ann Gwee
OBJECTIVE: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are diagnosed by the presence of a characteristic set of symptoms. However, the current criteria-based diagnostic approach is to some extent subjective and largely derived from observations in English-speaking Western patients. We aimed to identify latent symptom clusters in Asian patients with FGID. DESIGN: 1805 consecutive unselected patients with FGID who presented for primary or secondary care to 11 centres across Asia completed a cultural and linguistic adaptation of the Rome III Diagnostic Questionnaire that was translated to the local languages...
June 7, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591244/influence-of-drinking-a-probiotic-fermented-milk-beverage-containing-bifidobacterium-animalis-on-the-symptoms-of-constipation
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Thaís Rodrigues Moreira, Daiane Leonhardt, Simara Rufatto Conde
BACKGROUND: Constipation is a chronic problem in many patients all over the world. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate the effect of consumption of a probiotic fermented milk beverage containing Bifidobacterium animalis on the symptoms of constipation. METHODS: - This randomized, double-blind controlled trial included 49 female patients aged 20 to 50 years and diagnosed with constipation according to the ROME III criteria (Diagnostic Criteria for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders) and the Bristol Stool Form Scale...
May 25, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589631/systematic-review-exercise-induced-gastrointestinal-syndrome-implications-for-health-and-intestinal-disease
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REVIEW
R J S Costa, R M J Snipe, C M Kitic, P R Gibson
BACKGROUND: "Exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome" refers to disturbances of gastrointestinal integrity and function that are common features of strenuous exercise. AIM: To systematically review the literature to establish the impact of acute exercise on markers of gastrointestinal integrity and function in healthy populations and those with chronic gastrointestinal conditions. METHODS: Search literature using five databases (PubMed, EBSCO, Web of Science, SPORTSdiscus, and Ovid Medline) to review publications that focused on the impact of acute exercise on markers of gastrointestinal injury, permeability, endotoxaemia, motility and malabsorption in healthy populations and populations with gastrointestinal diseases/disorders...
June 7, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588179/childhood-wilson-disease-bangladesh-perspective
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M Rukunuzzaman, A B Karim, M Nurullah, F Sultana, M W Mazumder, M A Rahman, S B Billah, F Begum, M Oliullah
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder affecting copper metabolism causing copper induced damage to various organs. In children liver is commonly involved. Central nervous system, eyes, RBC, kidneys, brain and bones may also be affected. Aim of the study is to evaluate clinical & laboratory profile of Wilson's disease in children. This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted at the department of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh, from January 2011 to December, 2013...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585786/-results-of-the-mesoportal-bypass-rex-shunt-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-extrahepatic-portal-vein-obstruction-in-children
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E Domínguez Amillo, C De la Torre Ramos, A Andrés Moreno, J L Encinas Hernández, F Hernández Oliveros, M López Santamaría
BACKGROUND: Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EPVO) is the principal cause of portal hypertension in children. The objective of this study was to analyze the capacity of the surgical technique that creates a mesoportal shunt to treat changes caused by EPVO. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with idiopathic EPVO who underwent a mesoportal shunt and analysis of the changes in the number of leucocytes, platelets, prothrombin time and spleen size one year after the surgery...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581533/gastrointestinal-complications-and-refeeding-guidelines-in-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa
#17
REVIEW
Żaneta Malczyk, Joanna Małgorzata Oświęcimska
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is the third most common disorder, after obesity and asthma, in the population of adolescents between 13-18 years of age. Food intake reduction is associated with whole body dysfunction, affecting its physical, psychological and social spheres. As a result of starvation, dysfunction develops in virtually all systems and organs. However, most frequently patients with AN complain of digestive symptoms, such as a feeling of fullness after meals, pain in the upper abdomen, dysphagia, nausea, bloating and constipation...
April 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580775/persistent-distention-of-colon-damages-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-through-ca-2-erk-ap-1-mir-34c-scf-deregulation
#18
Shu Yang, Fang Dong, Dandan Li, Haimei Sun, Bo Wu, Tingyi Sun, Yaxi Wang, Ping Shen, Fengqing Ji, Deshan Zhou
Gastrointestinal motility disorders (GMDs) are attributed to loss of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), whose survival and function are deeply dependent on the activation of KIT/SCF signalling. Based on the facts that gastrointestinal distention is common in GMD patients and SCF produced by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is usually decreased before ICC loss, we considered a possible contribution of persistent gastrointestinal distention/stretch to SCF deficiency. In this study, chronic colonic distention mouse model, diabetic gastrointestinal paresis mouse model, cultured mouse colonic SMCs and colon specimens from Hirschsprung's disease patients were used...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579842/short-and-long-term-health-consequences-of-sleep-disruption
#19
REVIEW
Goran Medic, Micheline Wille, Michiel Eh Hemels
Sleep plays a vital role in brain function and systemic physiology across many body systems. Problems with sleep are widely prevalent and include deficits in quantity and quality of sleep; sleep problems that impact the continuity of sleep are collectively referred to as sleep disruptions. Numerous factors contribute to sleep disruption, ranging from lifestyle and environmental factors to sleep disorders and other medical conditions. Sleep disruptions have substantial adverse short- and long-term health consequences...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573818/the-journey-between-brain-and-gut-a-systematic-review-of-psychological-mechanisms-of-treatment-effect-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#20
Sula Windgassen, Rona Moss-Morris, Joseph Chilcot, Alice Sibelli, Kimberley Goldsmith, Trudie Chalder
PURPOSE: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. It is estimated to affect 10-22% of the UK population. The use of psychological interventions in IBS is increasingly empirically supported, but little is known about the mechanism of psychological treatment approaches. The present systematic review aimed to investigate the mechanisms of psychological treatment approaches applied to IBS. METHODS: The systematic review included studies conducting mediation analysis in the context of psychological interventions for IBS, focusing on the outcomes of symptom severity and/or quality of life (QoL)...
June 1, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
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