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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223728/levothyroxine-therapy-and-impaired-clearance-are-the-strongest-contributors-to-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Thorsten Brechmann, Andre Sperlbaum, Wolff Schmiegel
AIM: To identify a set of contributors, and weight and rank them on a pathophysiological basis. METHODS: Patients who have undergone a lactulose or glucose hydrogen breath test to rule out small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) for various clinical symptoms, including diarrhoea, weight loss, abdominal pain, cramping or bloating, were seen as eligible for inclusion in a retrospective single-centre study. Clinical data such as co-morbidities, medication, laboratory parameters and other possible risk factors have been identified from the electronic data system...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216508/-idiopathic-mesenteric-phlebosclerosis-one-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Yonghong Jiang, Shan Huang, Kequan Chen, Xueqing Chen
Idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis (IMP) is a rare disease and it is easy to be misdiagnosed, which is characterized by intestinal obstruction symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating and vomiting. In this study, a case of IMP was observed and the literatures were reviewed. Computed tomography shows funicular high-density shadow and vascular calcification shadow along the vessels around the bowels. Narrow band imaging (M-NBI) endoscopy revealed the disappeared honeycomb capillary, the disordered microvascular structure and the increased density of blood vessels...
January 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215390/osteopathic-management-of-chronic-constipation-in-women-patients-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Aurélie Belvaux, Michel Bouchoucha, Robert Benamouzig
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Constipation is a common problem in western countries. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for the treatment of constipated women with functional constipation (FC) or defeation disorders (DD). METHODS: Twenty-one constipated females referred to a tertiary center were recruited. A course of OMT, weekly for four weeks, was given. Clinical questionnaire, Bristol stool form scale and patients' subjective perception of constipation, bloating and abdominal pain, were recorded...
February 15, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192847/-gastroparesis-in-noonan-syndrome
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Konstantin G Heimrich, Falk Gühne, Solveig Schulz, Stephanie Mutschke, Andreas Stallmach, Jessica Rüddel
We present a case of a 26-year-old female patient with bloating, postprandial nausea and recurrent vomiting after solid food intake. A gastric emptying scintigraphy showed a delayed gastric emptying, defining gastroparesis. Because of her past medical history of short stature and pulmonary stenosis, we initiated genetic counseling where the diagnosis of Noonan syndrome was made. Dietary therapy and medication with domperidone quickly led to relief of the discomfort due to gastroparesis. However, prokinetics are not indicated for long-term therapy, as cardiac arrhythmia may occur...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185025/constipation-pathophysiology-and-current-therapeutic-approaches
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Amol Sharma, Satish Rao
Chronic constipation is a common, persistent condition affecting many patients worldwide, presenting significant economic burden and resulting in substantial healthcare utilization. In addition to infrequent bowel movements, the definition of constipation includes excessive straining, a sense of incomplete evacuation, failed or lengthy attempts to defecate, use of digital manoeuvres for evacuation of stool, abdominal bloating, and hard consistency of stools. After excluding secondary causes of constipation, chronic idiopathic or primary constipation can be classified as functional defecation disorder, slow-transit constipation (STC), and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C)...
February 10, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177965/gastrointestinal-symptom-distress-is-associated-with-worse-mental-and-physical-health-related-quality-of-life
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Tyler J O'neill, Janet M Raboud, Jill Tinmouth, Sean B Rourke, Sergio Rueda, Trevor A Hart, Curtis Cooper, Anita Rachlis, Ann N Burchell
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of self-reported GI symptoms and distress is high, but few studies have quantified their impact on HRQOL. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of HIV patients in care in Ontario, Canada (2007-2014). General linear mixed models were used to assess the impact of GI symptoms (diarrhea/soft stool, nausea/vomiting, bloating/painful abdomen, loss of appetite, weight loss/wasting) and distress (range: 0 to 4) on physical and mental HRQOL summary scores (range: 0 to 100) measured by the Medical Outcomes Survey SF-36...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177963/cytology-preparations-of-formalin-fixative-aid-detection-of-giardia-in-duodenal-biopsy-samples
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Nicole C Panarelli, Nariman Gobara, Rana S Hoda, Michael Chaump, Jose Jessurun, Rhonda K Yantiss
Giardiasis is the most common intestinal parasitic infection in the United States. The organism elicits no, or minimal, inflammatory changes in duodenal biopsy samples, so it can be easily overlooked. We performed this study to determine whether Giardia could be isolated from the formalin fixative of biopsy samples, and to evaluate the value of fluid analysis in the assessment for potential infection. We prospectively evaluated duodenal biopsy samples from 92 patients with a clinical suspicion of giardiasis or symptoms compatible with that diagnosis (ie, diarrhea, bloating, or abdominal pain) Biopsy samples were routinely processed and stained with hematoxylin and eosin...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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/28173813/can-we-halt-health-workforce-deterioration-in-failed-states-insights-from-guinea-bissau-on-the-nature-persistence-and-evolution-of-its-hrh-crisis
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Giuliano Russo, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro, Clotilde Neves
BACKGROUND: Guinea-Bissau is one of the world's poorest and least developed countries. Amid poverty, political turmoil and state withdrawal, its health workforce (HW) has been swamped for the last four decades in a deepening crisis of under-resourcing, poor performance and laissez-faire. METHODS: The present study aimed at analysing the human resources for health (HRH) situation in Guinea-Bissau in light of the recent literature on distressed health systems, with the objective of contributing to understanding the ways health workers react to protracted turmoil, the resulting distortions and the counter-measures that might be considered...
February 7, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166427/efficacy-of-bifidobacterium-infantis-35624-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Fuqiang Yuan, Huijuan Ni, Carl V Asche, Minchul Kim, Saqib Walayat, Jinma Ren
BACKGROUND: The treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a challenge because its cause remains unknown. Previous clinical trials to examine the efficacy of probiotic Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 (B. infantis) in patients with IBS showed inconsistent findings. This study aimed to assess the combined effect of B. infantis on reducing symptom severity of IBS based on the published data. METHODS: A meta-analysis was conducted using fixed-effect models to estimate the combined effect of B...
February 6, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160607/overlap-between-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-functional-dyspepsia-including-subtype-analyses
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Yoon Jin Choi, Nayoung Kim, Hyuk Yoon, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Jin-Wook Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Dong Ho Lee, Hyun Chae Jung
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Coexistent gastrointestinal symptom profiles and prevalence or associated factors for the overlap between each functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) group remain unclear. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinicodemographic features of FD, IBS, and IBS-FD overlap and assess the risk factors thereof, including subtype and genetic polymorphisms for IBS-FD. METHODS: Consecutive patients were enrolled from the outpatient Gastroenterology clinics of Bundang Seoul National University Hospitals in Korea...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156641/in-search-of-the-optimal-outcome-measure-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-and-gastrointestinal-obstruction-a-qualitative-research-study
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Loretta A Williams, Eduardo Bruera
: 100 Background: Gastrointestinal obstruction (GIO) is the most common indication for palliative surgical consultation in patients with advanced cancer. The purpose of this study was to delineate the symptom burden and experience of patients with GIO. METHODS: Twenty patients with advanced cancer and GIO described symptoms at the time of surgical consultation. We used content analysis of interview transcripts and symptoms were ranked by frequency and compared to a general symptom assessment survey (MD Anderson Symptom Inventory)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156639/determining-priority-symptoms-of-women-with-recurrent-ovarian-cancers-a-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Lari B Wenzel, Sandra Ward, Susan M Sereika, Robert P Edwards, Michael Spring, Catherine M Bender, Richard T Penson, Teresa Hagan
: 101 Background: The purpose of this study is to recommend a core set of priority symptoms to be assessed in research and clinical settings for women with recurrent ovarian cancers. METHODS: We used baseline data of 497 women with recurrent ovarian, fallopian, or primary peritoneal cancer participating in a symptom management randomized clinical trial (GOG-0259) to identify a core index of patient-reported priority symptoms. We used the Symptom Representation Questionnaire to assess priority rankings of 28 symptoms based on four criteria: (1) symptom prevalence, (2) patient-reported symptom severity, (3) percentage of women identifying each symptom as one of top three symptoms "I would like to get better control over", and (4) the association between symptom severity and functional wellbeing as measured by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Ovarian...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146083/the-use-of-gene-modification-and-advanced-molecular-structure-analyses-towards-improving-alfalfa-forage
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Yaogeng Lei, Abdelali Hannoufa, Peiqiang Yu
Alfalfa is one of the most important legume forage crops in the world. In spite of its agronomic and nutritive advantages, alfalfa has some limitations in the usage of pasture forage and hay supplement. High rapid degradation of protein in alfalfa poses a risk of rumen bloat to ruminants which could cause huge economic losses for farmers. Coupled with the relatively high lignin content, which impedes the degradation of carbohydrate in rumen, alfalfa has unbalanced and asynchronous degradation ratio of nitrogen to carbohydrate (N/CHO) in rumen...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145965/laparoscopic-anterior-partial-fundoplication-is-comparable-with-nissen-fundoplication-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Pawanindra Lal, Swati H Shah, Nitin Leekha, Amarender Singh Puri
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has been the gold standard for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but the side effects of dysphagia and bloating have lead to interest in partial fundoplication as an alternative. AIM: To compare the symptomatic and objective parameters after LNF and laparoscopic anterior partial fundoplication (LAPF) in patients with GERD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in the Division of Minimal Access Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College from June 2008 to October 2016...
February 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134619/functional-bowel-disorders-and-associated-risk-factors-in-hemodialysis-patients-in-turkey
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Edip Gökalp Gök, Ayça İnci, Melahat Çoban, Dilek Aslan Kutsal, Seyhun Kürşat
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Functional bowel disorders (FBDs) impair the quality of life in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of the subtypes of FBDs in hemodialysis (HD) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional study included 80 patients who received HD for more than 3 months (patient group) and 80 healthy controls (control group). FBDs were diagnosed according to the Rome II diagnostic criteria by excluding organic pathologies...
January 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128051/functional-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-diabetic-gastroparesis
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Prasanna Santhanam, Wael Marashdeh, Lilja B Solnes
Introduction Gastroparesis (a complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus) is delayed gastric emptying in the absence of a mechanical obstruction. Overall prevalence of Gastroparesis is close to 5 % in type 1 diabetes and 1 % in type 2 diabetes. It is unclear if good glycemic control leads to delay of development and progression of gastroparesis. Methods Gastric enteric neurons as well as interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) are depleted, truncated and are surrounded by immune infiltrates composed of macrophages...
January 26, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127997/investigational-drug-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-gastroparesis
#18
Gareth J Sanger, Pankaj Jay Pasricha
Gastroparesis is defined by nausea, vomiting, pain, early satiety and bloating, and characterized by delayed gastric emptying without obvious structural abnormalities. Metoclopramide is widely used, increasing gastric emptying and inhibiting nausea and vomiting. Other drugs are available in certain countries and some are used 'off-label' because they increase gastric emptying or inhibit emesis. However, correlation between gastroparesis symptoms and rates of gastric emptying is poor. For anti-emetic drugs, dose-ranging and Phase III trials in gastroparesis are lacking...
January 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127207/saccharomyces-cerevisiae-cncm-i-3856-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-an-individual-subject-meta-analysis
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Amélie Cayzeele-Decherf, Fanny Pélerin, Sébastien Leuillet, Benoit Douillard, Béatrice Housez, Murielle Cazaubiel, Gunnard K Jacobson, Peter Jüsten, Pierre Desreumaux
AIM: To confirm previous conclusions on Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) CNCM I-3856 for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) management. METHODS: An individual patient data meta-analysis was performed on two randomized clinical trials studying the effect of S. cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 supplementation on gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in IBS subjects. A total of 579 IBS subjects were included. Outcomes were the daily Likert scale scores of abdominal pain/discomfort and bloating [area under the curve (AUC) and weekly means], responder status, and bowel movements (stool frequency and consistency)...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115930/transanal-irrigation-for-refractory-chronic-idiopathic-constipation-patients-perceive-a-safe-and-effective-therapy
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Kevin J Etherson, Ian Minty, Iain M Bain, Jeremy Cundall, Yan Yiannakou
Background. Transanal irrigation (TAI) can successfully treat neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD), but patient perception of its use in chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) is unknown. Objective. To evaluate patient perceptions of the efficacy and safety of TAI for CIC and whether there are predictive factors of perceived treatment response. Methods. Prospective data collection of baseline physiology and symptom severity; retrospective evaluation of efficacy and safety perceptions using a snapshot survey. All patients fulfilling the Rome III criteria for functional constipation with chronic idiopathic aetiology were included...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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