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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318702/antibiotic-associated-diarrhea-clinical-characteristics-and-the-presence-of-clostridium-difficile
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A Rodríguez-Varón, O M Muñoz, J Pulido-Arenas, S B Amado, M Tobón-Trujillo
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Evidence in Colombia and Latin America has been insufficient for establishing the clinical characteristics of patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). The present study attempts to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with AAD and to determine the presence of Clostridium difficile, utilizing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with AAD, managed at the Hospital Universitario San Ignacio in Bogota, Colombia, were evaluated...
March 15, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318414/the-prevalence-of-self-reported-premenstrual-symptoms-and-evaluation-of-regular-exercise-with-premenstrual-symptoms-among-female-employees-in-taiwan
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Su-Ying Tsai, Fu-Chen Kuo, Hsin-Chih Kuo, Li-Ling Liao
Few studies have focused on premenstrual symptoms in employees. This study explored the prevalence of premenstrual symptoms in 7,193 female employees aged 18-55 years in a large electronics manufacturer in Taiwan from August 2014 to December 2014 and examined whether regular exercise was associated with premenstrual symptoms. Information was collected on demographics, lifestyle, menstrual history, menstrual pain, and premenstrual symptoms. Half of the participants reported irregular menstruation; 79.4% reported a moderate menstruation amount, and half reported little impact of menstrual pain at work...
March 20, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317316/severely-impaired-gastric-accommodation-is-a-hallmark-of-post-nissen-functional-dyspepsia-symptoms
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A Pauwels, V Boecxstaens, C Broers, J F Tack
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is a commonly performed antireflux surgery, after which reflux symptoms are well controlled, however, complications such as inability to belch or dyspeptic symptoms (mimicking those of functional dyspepsia [FD]) might occur. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate symptom pattern and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms in patients with post-Nissen dyspepsia. METHODS: Twenty-four patients (12 f, mean age 44...
March 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315875/systematic-review-of-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency-after-gastrectomy-for-cancer
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Jennifer Straatman, Jim Wiegel, Nicole van der Wielen, E P Jansma, Miguel A Cuesta, Donald L van der Peet
BACKGROUND: Survival rates after a total gastrectomy with adequate lymphadenectomy are improving, leading to a shift in outcomes of interest from survival to postoperative outcomes and symptoms. In this systematic review, we investigate gastrointestinal symptoms that occur after a gastrectomy in relation to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and the effect of pancreatic exocrine enzyme supplementation on these symptoms. METHODS: Online databases PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were systematically searched in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
March 18, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315177/physical-symptoms-screening-for-cardiopulmonary-complications-of-obesity-using-audio-computer-assisted-self-interviews
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Jorge L Morales-Estrella, Farah D Ciftci, William E Trick, Keiki Hinami
PURPOSE: The main study objective was to assess the predictive value of selected physical symptoms for screening obstructive sleep apnea and major cardiac conditions in adults with obesity, thus providing the evidence for routine symptom screening of obesity complications endorsed by obesity management clinical practice guidelines. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using patient-reported outcomes data including the physical symptoms severity component of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale administered through Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviews combined with data from the electronic medical records of an urban safety-net primary care clinic...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306531/managing-irritable-bowel-syndrome-the-impact-of-micro-physiotherapy
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Daniel Grosjean, Patrice Benini, Pierre Carayon
Background Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has a complex pathology, high prevalence and large impact on patients' quality of life. As conventional therapy may yield unsatisfactory results, a more holistic approach may be desirable. The current study assessed the effect of micro-physiotherapy on the severity of IBS symptoms. Methods In a double-blind study, 61 recurrent IBS patients were randomised to two sessions of micro-physiotherapy or sham micro-physiotherapy. Inclusion criteria were the presence of ≥1 IBS symptom from abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea or bloating...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300773/the-low-fodmap-diet-many-question-marks-for-a-catchy-acronym
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REVIEW
Giulia Catassi, Elena Lionetti, Simona Gatti, Carlo Catassi
FODMAP, "Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides And Polyols", is a heterogeneous group of highly fermentable but poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates and polyols. Dietary FODMAPs might exacerbate intestinal symptoms by increasing small intestinal water volume, colonic gas production, and intestinal motility. In recent years the low-FODMAP diet for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has gained increasing popularity. In the present review we aim to summarize the physiological, clinical, and nutritional issues, suggesting caution in the prolonged use of this dietary treatment on the basis of the existing literature...
March 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296471/the-safety-of-multiple-flexible-sigmoidoscopies-with-mucosal-biopsies-in-healthy-clinical-trial-participants
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Wai Kan Chiu, Rhonda M Brand, Danielle Camp, Stacey Edick, Carol Mitchell, Sherri Karas, Amanda Zehmisch, Ken Ho, Randall E Brand, Janet Harrison, Steven Abo, Ross D Cranston, Ian McGowan
During Phase 1 pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics studies, participants may undergo multiple sigmoidoscopies, with a collection of 10-20 biopsies during each procedure. This article characterizes the safety of flexible sigmoidoscopies in clinical trial participants. We determined the number of flexible sigmoidoscopies and rectal biopsies that participants underwent and analyzed the frequency, duration, and severity of flexible sigmoidoscopy-related adverse events (AEs). During the study period, 278 participants underwent 1,004 flexible sigmoidoscopies with the collection of 15,930 rectal biopsies...
March 15, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294953/risk-factors-of-bloating-and-its-association-with-common-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-a-sample-of-iranian-adults
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Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Parnaz Daneshpajouhnejad, Peyman Adibi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bloating is an unpleasant but common gastrointestinal symptom that is experienced by many people at some stage in their lives. The current survey was conducted to investigate the epidemiology and risk factors of bloating and functional bloating (FB). In addition, we aimed to assess the association between bloating and functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the self-administered modified Rome III questionnaire was used to assess gastrointestinal symptoms and FGIDs...
March 15, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290366/generation-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-strains-with-improved-potential-to-target-gastrointestinal-disorders-related-to-sugar-malabsorption
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Helena Šeme, Bojana Bogovič Matijašić, Karmen Švigelj, Tomaž Langerholc, Štefan Fujs, Jaka Horvat, Emil Zlatić, Krešimir Gjuračić, Hrvoje Petković, Mateja Štempelj, Blaženka Kos, Jagoda Šušković, Gregor Kosec
Malabsorption of dietary sugars is a common cause of gastrointestinal discomfort, affecting up to one in three people with debilitating symptoms, such as abdominal pain, osmotic diarrhoea, bloating and flatulence. Besides dietary interventions, it has been suggested that ingestion of lactobacilli may alleviate these symptoms. The objectives of this study were to generate strains with improved potential to ameliorate sugar malabsorption related gastrointestinal disorders. Initial selection was made from 183 natural isolates of lactic acid bacteria, on the basis of broad sugar fermentation ability, absence of gas production, gastrointestinal survival and susceptibility to important medical antimicrobials...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289663/high-grade-mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinoma-in-the-cecum-a-case-report
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Sang Ho Shin, Sae Hee Kim, Sung Hee Jung, Ji Woong Jang, Min Seok Kang, Sang Il Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Jun Ho Lee
Gastrointestinal neoplasms with an exocrine and a neuroendocrine component are rare. Such neoplasms are called "mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas" (MANECs) according to the most recent World Health Organization classification of gastrointestinal tract neoplasms. MANECs have no specific findings that distinguish them from pure adenocarcinomas. In addition, the optimal management strategy of MANECs is largely unknown. We describe the case of a 32-year-old man with dizziness and abdominal bloating. A cecal mass was suspected based on an image study done at a local clinic...
February 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284436/the-environmental-variables-that-impact-human-decomposition-in-terrestrially-exposed-contexts-within-canada
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Diane Lyn Cockle, Lynne S Bell
Little is known about the nature and trajectory of human decomposition in Canada. This study involved the examination of 96 retrospective police death investigation cases selected using the Canadian ViCLAS (Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System) and sudden death police databases. A classification system was designed and applied based on the latest visible stages of autolysis (stages 1-2), putrefaction (3-5) and skeletonisation (6-8) observed. The analysis of the progression of decomposition using time (Post Mortem Interval (PMI) in days) and temperature accumulated-degree-days (ADD) score found considerable variability during the putrefaction and skeletonisation phases, with poor predictability noted after stage 5 (post bloat)...
March 2017: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281510/-the-prevalence-of-bacterial-overgrowth-syndrome-and-its-associated-factors-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-according-to-the-data-of-the-novosibirsk-registry
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Yu A Kulygina, M F Osipenko, M I Skalinskaya, K D Pal'chunova
AIM: To assess the prevalence of bacterial overgrowth syndrome (BOS) and its risk factors in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The patients from the Novosibirsk IBD registry, who had undergone a hydrogen breath test (HBT) using a Gastro+ device, were examined. RESULTS: In 93 IBD patients who had undergone a HBD, the prevalence of BOS was 48% (46.2% for ulcerative colitis and 51.2% for Crohn's disease). There was a strong correlation between abdominal bloating, abdominal rumbling, and positive HBT results in both patient groups...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274108/small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-bridge-between-functional-organic-dichotomy
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REVIEW
Uday C Ghoshal, Ratnakar Shukla, Ujjala Ghoshal
The pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), once thought to be largely psychogenic in origin, is now understood to be multifactorial. One of the reasons for this paradigm shift is the realization that gut dysbiosis, including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), causes IBS symptoms. Between 4% and 78% of patients with IBS and 1% and 40% of controls have SIBO; such wide variations in prevalence might result from population differences, IBS diagnostic criteria, and, most importantly, methods to diagnose SIBO...
March 15, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267211/retrospective-review-of-serotonergic-medication-tolerability-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-with-biochemically-proven-carcinoid-syndrome
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Diana D Shi, David P Yuppa, Trevor Dutton, Lauren K Brais, Sarah L Minden, Ilana M Braun, Matthew H Kulke, Jennifer A Chan, Fremonta L Meyer
BACKGROUND: Patients with carcinoid tumors frequently could benefit from the pharmacologic treatment of depression and anxiety. However, many prescribers avoid serotonergic medications due to the theoretical risk of exacerbating carcinoid syndrome. METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with carcinoid tumors and elevated serotonin levels (as measured by 24-hour urine 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid [5-HIAA]) at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center who initiated treatment with serotonergic antidepressants after a carcinoid diagnosis from 2003 to 2016...
March 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267123/conservative-measures-for-managing-constipation-in-patients-living-with-a-colostomy
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Barbara Kuczynska, Adam Bobkiewicz, Adam Studniarek, Krzsztof Szmyt, Łukasz Krokowicz, Konrad Matysiak, Jacek Szmeja, Jarosław Walkowiak, Michał Drews, Tomasz Banasiewicz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a conservative regimen for the treatment of constipation in persons living with a colostomy. DESIGN: Prospective, noncontrolled, single-center study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The study sample comprised 35 patients with a colostomy who were diagnosed with constipation. Subjects with morphologic changes causing constipation such as stomal stenosis and neoplastic and inflammatory changes were excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262216/effects-of-prebiotics-and-synbiotics-on-functional-constipation
#17
REVIEW
Ting Yu, Yong-Ping Zheng, Jia-Cheng Tan, Wen-Jie Xiong, Yun Wang, Lin Lin
The objective was to determine the effects of prebiotics and synbiotics on adults with functional constipation (FC). Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched for literature published up to February 2015. We selected randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that reported administration of prebiotics or synbiotics to adults with FC. The end points included stool frequency, stool consistency and other symptoms related to constipation. Mean differences (MD) or standard mean differences (SMD) were used for continuous outcomes and risk ratios for discontinuous outcomes using a random-effects model...
March 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257559/non-contraceptive-oestrogen-containing-preparations-for-controlling-symptoms-of-premenstrual-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Bushra Naheed, Jan Herman Kuiper, Olalekan A Uthman, Fidelma O'Mahony, Patrick Michael Shaughn O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a psychological and somatic disorder of unknown aetiology, with symptoms typically including irritability, depression, mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness and sleep disturbances. About 3% to 10% of women who experience these symptoms may also meet criteria for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMS symptoms recur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and reduce by the end of menstruation. PMS results from ovulation and may be due to ovarian steroid interactions relating to neurotransmitter dysfunction...
March 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253721/enterohormonal-disturbances-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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A L Zygulska, A Furgala, K Krzemieniecki, J Kaszuba-ZwoiNska, P Thor
Gastrointestinal (GI) hormonal peptides play a role in the development of gastrointestinal malignancies, and their abnormal levels may contribute to dysmotility. The aim of this study was to analyze plasma concentrations of enterohormones (motilin, ghrelin, gastrin and pancreatic polypeptide) and to verify if their abnormal levels may contribute to the severity of dyspeptic symptoms in colorectal cancer patients. The study included 60 patients with colorectal malignancies (22 men and 38 women), among them 30 individuals with colon cancers (group A) and 30 subjects with rectal tumors (group B)...
March 3, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251500/responsiveness-to-change-and-minimally-important-differences-of-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-gastrointestinal-symptoms-scales
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Dinesh Khanna, Ron D Hays, Andrew B Shreiner, Gil Y Melmed, Lin Chang, Puja P Khanna, Roger Bolus, Cynthia Whitman, Sylvia H Paz, Tonya Hays, Steven P Reise, Brennan Spiegel
BACKGROUND: The NIH-sponsored Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Gastrointestinal (GI) Symptoms scales were developed to assess patients' GI symptoms in clinical settings. AIMS: To assess responsiveness to change and provide minimally important difference (MID) estimates for the PROMIS GI Symptoms scales. METHODS: A sample of 256 GI outpatients self-administered the eight PROMIS GI Symptoms scales (gastroesophageal reflux, disrupted swallowing, diarrhea, bowel incontinence/soilage, nausea and vomiting, constipation, belly pain, and gas/bloating/flatulence) at two visits...
March 1, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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