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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145003/the-importance-of-saprinus-semistriatus-coleoptera-histeridae-for-estimating-the-minimum-post-mortem-interval
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I Szelecz, N Feddern, C V W Seppey, J Amendt, E A D Mitchell
In forensic science, the use of entomological evidence to estimate the minimum post-mortem interval can be crucial. However, not all cadaver-visiting insects are equally useful. Our focus is on the histerid beetle Saprinus semistriatus (Scriba 1790) (Histeridae; Coleoptera). Histeridae are common predators that feed mainly on dipteran larvae on carrion and dung. We review 23 publications mentioning this species and provide new experimental data on its temporal pattern beneath and on hanging pig cadavers. In a field experiment near Neuchâtel, Switzerland, we recorded the abundance of S...
November 10, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127609/gender-based-differences-in-a-population-based-cohort-with-celiac-disease-more-alike-than-unalike
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Claire L Jansson-Knodell, Katherine S King, Joseph J Larson, Carol T Van Dyke, Joseph A Murray, Alberto Rubio-Tapia
BACKGROUND: There is a gap in research focused on gender-based differences in non-referral populations with celiac disease. AIMS: The aim of this study was to estimate those differences in a unique population-based cohort of patients with celiac disease with respect to (1) presenting symptoms, (2) associated autoimmune disorders, and (3) survival. METHODS: Clinical data were systematically abstracted from the electronic medical record of a population-based incident cohort of patients with celiac disease...
November 10, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125622/fermentation-cover-brine-reformulation-for-cucumber-processing-with-low-salt-to-reduce-bloater-defect
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Y Zhai, I M Pérez-Díaz
Reformulation of calcium chloride (CaCl2 ) cover brine for cucumber fermentation was explored as a mean to minimize the incidence of bloater defect. This study particularly focused on cover brine supplementation with calcium hydroxide (Ca[OH]2 ), sodium chloride (NaCl), and acids to enhance buffer capacity, inhibit the indigenous carbon dioxide (CO2 )- producing microbiota, and decrease the solubility of the gas. The influence of the cover brine formulations tested, on the cucumber fermentation microbiota, biochemistry, CO2 production, and bloating defect was studied using metagenetics, HPLC analysis, a portable gas analyzer and bloater index, respectively...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125576/application-of-the-taguchi-method-for-optimizing-the-process-parameters-of-producing-lightweight-aggregates-by-incorporating-tile-grinding-sludge-with-reservoir-sediments
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How-Ji Chen, Sheng-Nan Chang, Chao-Wei Tang
This study aimed to apply the Taguchi optimization technique to determine the process conditions for producing synthetic lightweight aggregate (LWA) by incorporating tile grinding sludge powder with reservoir sediments. An orthogonal array L16(4⁵) was adopted, which consisted of five controllable four-level factors (i.e., sludge content, preheat temperature, preheat time, sintering temperature, and sintering time). Moreover, the analysis of variance method was used to explore the effects of the experimental factors on the particle density, water absorption, bloating ratio, and loss on ignition of the produced LWA...
November 10, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123168/clinical-parameters-and-gut-microbiome-changes-before-and-after-surgery-in-thoracic-aortic-dissection-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-complications
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Shuai Zheng, Shulin Shao, Zhiyu Qiao, Xue Chen, Chunmei Piao, Ying Yu, Feng Gao, Jie Zhang, Jie Du
Thoracic aortic dissection (TAAD) is one of the most common types of aortic diseases. Although surgery remains the main method of treatment, the high rate of postoperative gastrointestinal complications significantly influences the effects of surgery and the recovery process. Moreover, the mechanisms underlying this disease remain unclear. To address these problems, we examined changes in the gut microbiota in 40 thoracic aortic dissection patients with abdominal complications after surgery. Levels of white blood cells (WBC), neutrophile granulocytes (NE), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were higher in all patients after surgery...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118931/outcome-of-breath-tests-in-adult-patients-with-suspected-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
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Johanna Mattsson, Maria Teresa Minaya, Milka Monegro, Benjamin Lebwohl, Suzanne K Lewis, Peter Hr Green, Reidun Stenberg
Aim: The aim was to investigate breath test outcomes in patients with suspected SIBO and indicative symptoms of SIBO, diagnosed by breath testing. Background: Breath testing is used to detect small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) by measuring hydrogen and methane produced by intestinal bacteria. Methods: This retrospective cross sectional study included 311 patients with gastrointestinal symptoms who underwent the breath test for evaluation of SIBO at Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, New York, in 2014-2015...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102613/fructan-rather-than-gluten-induces-symptoms-in-patients-with-self-reported-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity
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Gry I Skodje, Vikas K Sarna, Ingunn H Minelle, Kjersti L Rolfsen, Jane G Muir, Peter R Gibson, Marit B Veierød, Christine Henriksen, Knut E A Lundin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is characterized by symptom improvement after gluten withdrawal in absence of celiac disease. The mechanisms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity are unclear, and there are no biomarkers for this disorder. Foods with gluten often contain fructans, a type of fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols. We aimed to investigate the effect of gluten and fructans separately in individuals with self-reported gluten sensitivity. METHODS: We performed a double-blind crossover challenge of 59 individuals on a self-instituted gluten-free diet, for whom celiac disease had been excluded...
November 1, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101772/liver-disease-symptoms-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
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Rahmatollah Rafiei, Mahboobeh Bemanian, Fereshteh Rafiei, Mahmood Bahrami, Lotfollah Fooladi, Giti Ebrahimi, Ahmadreza Hemmat, Zahra Torabi
INTRODUCTION: It seems that there is a relationship between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of SIBO among NAFLD patients. METHODS: In this descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study, 98 eligible NAFLD patients were evaluated for SIBO using hydrogen breath test (HBT). They were divided into SIBO-positive and SIBO-negative groups. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were obtained...
October 26, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100842/faecal-microbiota-transplantation-versus-placebo-for-moderate-to-severe-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-single-centre-trial
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Peter Holger Johnsen, Frank Hilpüsch, Jorunn Pauline Cavanagh, Ingrid Sande Leikanger, Caroline Kolstad, Per Christian Valle, Rasmus Goll
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition characterised by abdominal pain, bloating, and poor quality of life. IBS might be caused by a gut dysbiosis. We aimed to compare faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) with placebo in patients with IBS. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, single-centre study, we enrolled patients with IBS with diarrhoea or with diarrhoea and constipation (excluding dominating constipation) defined by the ROME III criteria, scored as moderate to severe according to the IBS severity scoring system (IBS-SSS; a score of ≥175)...
October 31, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099093/functional-dyspepsia
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Paul Enck, Fernando Azpiroz, Guy Boeckxstaens, Sigrid Elsenbruch, Christine Feinle-Bisset, Gerald Holtmann, Jeffrey M Lackner, Jukka Ronkainen, Michael Schemann, Andreas Stengel, Jan Tack, Stephan Zipfel, Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia is one of the most prevalent functional gastrointestinal disorders. Functional dyspepsia comprises three subtypes with presumed different pathophysiology and aetiology: postprandial distress syndrome (PDS), epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) and a subtype with overlapping PDS and EPS features. Functional dyspepsia symptoms can be caused by disturbed gastric motility (for example, inadequate fundic accommodation or delayed gastric emptying), gastric sensation (for example, sensations associated with hypersensitivity to gas and bloating) or gastric and duodenal inflammation...
November 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091336/evaluation-of-the-use-of-malic-acid-decarboxylase-deficient-starter-culture-in-nacl-free-cucumber-fermentations-to-reduce-bloating-incidence
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Y Zhai, I M Pérez-Díaz, J T Diaz, R L Lombardi, L Connelly
AIMS: Accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) in cucumber fermentations is known to cause hollow cavities inside whole fruits or bloaters, conducive to economic losses for the pickling industry. This study focused on evaluating the use of a malic acid decarboxylase (MDC) deficient starter culture to minimize CO2 production and the resulting bloater index in NaCl free cucumber fermentations brined with CaCl2 . METHODS AND RESULTS: Attempts to isolate autochthonous MDC deficient starter cultures from commercial fermentations, using the MD medium for screening, were unsuccessful...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091082/low-dose-linaclotide-72%C3%A2-%C3%AE-g-for-chronic-idiopathic-constipation-a-12-week-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Philip Schoenfeld, Brian E Lacy, William D Chey, Anthony J Lembo, Caroline B Kurtz, David S Reasner, Wieslaw Bochenek, Kenneth Tripp, Mark G Currie, Susan M Fox, Rick E Blakesley, Christopher R O'Dea, Nicholas D Omniewski, Michael L Hall
OBJECTIVES: Linaclotide is a guanylate cyclase-C agonist approved in the United States, Canada, and Mexico at a once-daily 145-μg dose for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC); a once-daily 72-μg dose for CIC recently received FDA approval. The trial objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a 72-μg linaclotide dose in CIC patients. METHODS: This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial randomized patients with CIC (Rome III criteria) to once-daily linaclotide 72 μg or 145 μg, or placebo for 12 weeks...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084074/clinical-and-symptom-scores-are-significantly-correlated-with-fecal-microbiota-features-in-patients-with-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease-a-pilot-study
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Charlotte L Kvasnovsky, Lex E X Leong, Jocelyn M Choo, Guy C J Abell, Savvas Papagrigoriadis, Kenneth D Bruce, Geraint B Rogers
BACKGROUND: There is growing consensus that symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, and that alterations in the fecal microbiota may contribute to its pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to relate the fecal microbiota composition in symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease to measures of inflammation, symptoms, and history of previous acute diverticulitis. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Fecal microbiota composition in 28 individuals with symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease was characterized by 16S RNA gene amplicon sequencing...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079987/exploring-the-diabetic-gastroparesis-patient-experience-patient-exit-interviews
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Claire M Ervin, David S Reasner, Jennifer T Hanlon, Sheri E Fehnel
INTRODUCTION: To improve understanding of the diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) patient experience and inform the patient-reported outcome measurement strategy for future trials in DGP, qualitative interviews were conducted with participants in a phase 2 clinical trial of a novel DGP treatment. METHODS: Trial participants were invited to participate in interviews at both the pretreatment visit (PTV) and the end-of-treatment visit (EOTV). The interviews were conducted by experienced qualitative researchers and followed a semistructured interview guide...
October 27, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078881/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-program-in-patients-from-tibet-plateau-undergoing-surgeries-for-hepatic-alveolar-echinococcosis
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Mengchang Yang, Wenjie Su, Xiaofan Deng, Jia Deng, Peng Li, Xiangkui Li
BACKGROUND: Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) is a severe and common parasitic disease in Tibetan Plateau of China. The infected patients have to move to plain areas to receive treatments due to the poor medical conditions in plateau areas. Our aim was to investigate the application of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) program in perioperative management for HAE patients from Tibet Plateau and the notes for patients with landform changes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 89 HAE patients from Tibet Plateau (altitude: average of 4500 m) prior received adaptive treatments at the cooperative hospital (altitude: 1500-2000 m) and accepted surgery at plain regions (altitude: 200-400 m)...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071541/nutrient-drink-test-normative-values-in-indian-children
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Upender Shava, Anshu Srivastava, Amrita Mathias, Surender Kumar Yachha, Ujjal Poddar
BACKGROUND: Nutrient drink test (NDT) is a simple, non-invasive method to assess gastric function including accommodation. However, data on normal satiety drink volume (SDV) in children is scanty with no information about postprandial symptoms (PPS). Our aims were to establish normal values of NDT in healthy children and evaluate its correlation with age, gender, and anthropometry. METHODS: Six- to 18-year-old healthy children underwent the NDT. The nutrient drink (0...
October 25, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070042/effects-of-cow-s-milk-beta-casein-variants-on-symptoms-of-milk-intolerance-in-chinese-adults-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-study
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Mei He, Jianqin Sun, Zhuo Qin Jiang, Yue Xin Yang
BACKGROUND: A major protein component of cow's milk is β-casein. The most frequent variants in dairy herds are A1 and A2. Recent studies showed that milk containing A1 β-casein promoted intestinal inflammation and exacerbated gastrointestinal symptoms. However, the acute gastrointestinal effects of A1 β-casein have not been investigated. This study compared the gastrointestinal effects of milk containing A1 and A2 β-casein versus A2 β-casein alone in Chinese adults with self-reported lactose intolerance...
October 25, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067158/proof-of-concept-short-term-non-invasive-cervical-vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-patients-with-drug-refractory-gastroparesis
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Emma Paulon, Despoina Nastou, Francesca Jaboli, Juana Marin, Eric Liebler, Owen Epstein
BACKGROUND: Gastric electric stimulation (GES) is a treatment approach to refractory gastroparesis, possibly acting centrally via afferent vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). Non-invasive VNS (nVNS) is a potential alternative to GES that could eliminate the safety risks of or identify likely responders to implantable neurostimulators. OBJECTIVE: This open-label proof-of-concept study assessed the effects of nVNS in patients with severe drug-refractory gastroparesis. METHODS: Patients used the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) to grade symptoms in diaries daily for 2 weeks before treatment (baseline) and during ≥3 weeks of nVNS therapy...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063998/diabetes-mellitus-and-the-colon
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REVIEW
Marc S Piper, Richard J Saad
Diabetes mellitus (DM) can affect the structure and function of the colon promoting commonly encountered lower gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal distention, bloating, and abdominal pain. Specific colonic disorders for which adults with DM are at greater risk include chronic constipation, enteropathic diarrhea, colorectal cancer (CRC), inflammatory bowel disease, microscopic colitis, and Clostridium difficile colitis. Smooth muscle structure and function, density of the interstitial cells of Cajal, and the health and function of the autonomic and enteric nerves of the colon are all potential affected by DM...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031308/quality-of-life-among-korean-gastrointestinal-cancer-survivors
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Soojung Ahn, Hyejeong Jung, Sanghee Kim, Sang Joon Shin, Chang Gi Park, Sang Hui Chu
PURPOSE: The number of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer survivors has been steadily increasing owing to early diagnosis and improved cancer treatment outcomes. The quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors can provide distinct prognostic information and represent their functioning. This study aimed to investigate the levels of symptoms, psychological distress, and QoL of GI cancer survivors, and identify factors associated with QoL. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 145 survivors of gastric or colorectal cancer in a university-affiliated hospital, Seoul, South Korea...
October 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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