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Xin Yang, Xiang-Chen Dai, Jie-Chang Zhu, Yu-Dong Luo, Hai-Lun Fan, Zhou Feng, Yi-Wei Zhang, Fan-Guo Hu
Despite being widely used for several years, the endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of a thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAAA) remains challenging, particularly the revascularization of the abdominal aortic visceral branches. A 66-year-old male was admitted to hospital with abdominal bloating and pain. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) confirmed a Crawford type III TAAA from the distal descending aorta to the suprarenal abdominal aorta that involved the celiac axis, accompanied with an occlusion of the left subclavian artery...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
M Bedolla-Barajas, T R Bedolla-Pulido, M V Flores-Merino, A Jiménez-Rosales, M V Domínguez-García
Background. Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is the most common food allergy manifestation amongst adults. However, population studies aimed at estimating its prevalence and associated factors are scarce in Mexi-co. Objectives. To establish the prevalence of OAS in a sample of university students and to describe their clinical characteristics and its associated factors. Methods. From a sample group made up of 25,269 univer-sity students, the data corresponding to 1,200 students aged 18 to 25 was analyzed with a cross-sectional approach...
February 28, 2018: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Reuban Toby D'cruz, Cheryl Chien-Li Lau, Thomas Paulraj Thamboo
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) typically causes gastrointestinal infections in immunocompetent patients. Colonic perforations secondary to CMV are exceeding rare. We describe a 88-year-old male presenting with a week-long history of intractable abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and diarrhea. Flexible sigmoidoscopy revealed significant ulceration with yellowish slough. Emergency surgery was performed subsequently in view of multiple perforations in the rectosigmoid junction. CMV gastrointestinal infections demonstrated an ischemic process secondary to vasculitis, which accelerated the pathway to colonic perforation...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Virology
Leonard Nainggolan, Saptawati Bardosono, Ermita I Ibrahim Ilyas
Background: Plasma leakage plays an important role in dengue infection, and this condition can lead to hemoconcentration, hypovolemia, and shock. Fluid replacement is the main treatment for dengue. There is a lack of evidence to support certain oral fluid therapy as a treatment for dengue patients. Objectives: The objective of this study is to evaluate tolerability and efficacy of oral isotonic solution (OIS) compared to plain water as a fluid replacement in dengue patients...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
Luca Elli, Francesca Ferretti, Federica Branchi, Carolina Tomba, Vincenza Lombardo, Alice Scricciolo, Luisa Doneda, Leda Roncoroni
Patients with celiac disease (CD) frequently suffer from iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and may benefit from iron supplementation. However, intolerance to iron sulfate and duodenal atrophy could reduce the efficacy of this supplementation. This study evaluated the efficacy of a new sucrosomial iron formulation in patients with CD. Consecutive patients with CD and IDA were divided into two groups: patients with a known intolerance to iron sulfate were treated with sucrosomial iron (30 mg of iron/day), while those receiving iron supplementation for the first time were assigned to iron sulfate (105 mg of iron/day)...
March 9, 2018: Nutrients
Saeed Ali, Neelam Khetpal, Muhammad Talha Khan, Mamoon Rasheed, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, Karen Echeverria-Beltran
Dientamoeba fragilis (D. fragilis) is an anaerobic intestinal protozoan parasite that has been associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms. We report a case of post-infectious IBS caused by D. fragilis treated successfully with metronidazole. A 33-year-old African American male with an unremarkable past medical history was seen in the office with a three-month history of intermittent, generalized, crampy abdominal pain with bloating and flatulence without associated weight loss. He visited Mexico for his honeymoon four months ago...
December 27, 2017: Curēus
Maria Cristina Angelici, Chiara Nardis, Riccardo Scarpelli, Paola Ade
In the reported case, a 41-year-old Italian man came to the clinician's observation reporting cramps, bloating and watery diarrhoea a few days after drinking water indicated as unpotable from a fountain in a farm area. The medical suspicion was directed at both gluten intolerance and enteric infection, eventually of waterborne origin. Gluten intolerance was investigated by intestinal biopsy and excluded, while stool analyses ruled out infective bacteriological or viral agents and parasites. Subsequently, a persistent eosinophilia was revealed and a parasitological analysis was again suggested, planning for a more sensitive molecular method...
March 2, 2018: New Microbiologica
K Tominaga, Y Sakata, H Kusunoki, T Odaka, K Sakurai, O Kawamura, A Nagahara, T Takeuchi, Y Fujikawa, T Oshima, M Kato, T Furuta, K Murakami, T Chiba, H Miwa, Y Kinoshita, K Higuchi, M Kusano, R Iwakiri, K Fujimoto, J F Tack, T Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD), a heterogeneous disorder, involves multiple pathogenetic mechanisms. Developing treatments for FD has been challenging. We performed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial to determine the efficacy of rikkunshito, a Japanese herbal medicine, in FD patients. METHODS: FD patients (n = 192) who met the Rome III criteria without Helicobacter pylori infection, predominant heartburn, and depression were enrolled at 56 hospitals in Japan...
March 2, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Michel Bouchoucha, Ghislain Devroede, Florence Mary, Cyriaque Bon, Bakhtiar Bejou, Robert Benamouzig
PURPOSE: Abdominal pain is not used to characterize constipated patients. This study aimed to compare clinical, psychological, and physiological features in patients with IBS-constipation (IBS-C) with those in patients with functional constipation (FC) according to the intensity of abdominal pain. METHODS: All patients filled a standard Rome III questionnaire. In addition, they indicated the intensity of constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain on a 10-point Likert scale, and their stool form with the Bristol Stool Form Scale...
February 28, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Dennis Raahave
The objective of this review is to examine whether a redundant colon gives rise to symptoms like constipation and volvulus. In 1820, Monterossi made drawings of colons with displacements and elongation of the colon found during autopsy. In 1912, Kienböeck first visualized a redundant colon using bismuth, and Lardennois and Auborg named the anatomic variant dolichocolon in 1914. The criteria were later: A sigmoid loop rising over the line between the iliac crests, a transverse colon below the same line and extra loops at the flexures...
February 27, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Barbara Polese, Emanuele Nicolai, Daniela Genovese, Viviana Verlezza, Carmine N La Sala, Marco Aiello, Marianna Inglese, Mariarosaria Incoronato, Giovanni Sarnelli, Tiziana De Rosa, Alfio Schiatti, Francesco Mondelli, Danilo Ercolini, Rosario Cuomo
Background: Europeans consume large quantities of bakery products, although these are known as one of the food categories that potentially leads to postprandial symptoms (such as fullness and bloating). Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of sourdough baked goods on gastric emptying and gastrointestinal fermentation and symptoms in healthy people. Methods: In a double-blind, randomized crossover study, 2 sourdough croissants (SCs) or 2 brewer's yeast croissants (BCs) were served as single meals to 17 healthy adults [9 women; age range: 18-40 y; body mass index range (in kg/m2): 18-24]...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
R A Ajadi, O A Sobanke, A A Adeniyi, A A Adeusi, A Adebiyi, A K Akinloye
The influence of tramadol on the anaesthetic indices and physiological parameters of epidural injection of lignocaine was evaluated in West African Dwarf (WAD) sheep undergoing laparo-ovariectomy. Ten female sheep weighing (16.2 ± 1.3 kg) were randomly allocated into anaesthesia with epidural injection of lignocaine (4mg/kg) (LIG), or lignocaine (2mg/kg) and tramadol (2mg/kg) (LIG-TRA). Following anaesthesia, they were aseptically prepared and subjected to laparo-ovariectomy. Behavioural changes were noted as they occur, and onset of drug action (OAN) (time between epidural injection and loss of pedal reflex), duration of analgesia (DAN) (time between disappearance and reappearance of pedal reflex) were determined...
December 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
Alberto Aiolfi, Emanuele Asti, Daniele Bernardi, Gianluca Bonitta, Emanuele Rausa, Stefano Siboni, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen and Toupet fundoplication (LF) are currently considered gold-standard surgical treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation (MSA) is an innovative surgical procedure that has been showed to be effective to control GERD symptoms and to reduce esophageal acid exposure. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare early outcomes of LF and MSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases were consulted matching the terms "Gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn", "LINX or magnetic sphincter augmentation" and "fundoplication"...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
A P S Hungin, C R Mitchell, P Whorwell, C Mulligan, O Cole, L Agréus, P Fracasso, C Lionis, J Mendive, J-M Philippart de Foy, B Seifert, K-A Wensaas, C Winchester, N de Wit
BACKGROUND: In 2013, a systematic review and Delphi consensus reported that specific probiotics can benefit adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gastrointestinal (GI) problems. AIM: To update the consensus with new evidence. METHODS: A systematic review identified randomised, placebo-controlled trials published between January 2012 and June 2017. Evidence was graded, previously developed statements were reassessed by an 8-expert panel, and agreement was reached via Delphi consensus...
February 20, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Tuğba Uzunçakmak, Sultan Ayaz Alkaya
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a health problem which begins approximately one week before menstruation in women occurs as a set of physical and psychological symptoms. This study aimed to determine the effect of aromatherapy on coping with premenstrual syndrome in university students. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial design was used. This study included 40 students in the intervention and 37 students in the control groups. Data was collected by questionnaire form and PMS scale...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Hai-Xiang Yu, Chun-Shan Han, Jin-Ru Xue, Zhi-Feng Han, Hua Xin
Esophageal hiatal hernia involves abnormal abdominal entry into thoracic cavity. It is classified based on orientation between esophageal junction and diaphragm. Sliding hiatal hernia (Type-I) comprises the most frequent category, emanating from right crus of diaphragm. Type-II esophageal hernia engages both left and right muscular crura. Type-III and IV additionally include the left crus. Age and increased body mass index are key risk factors, and congenital skeletal aberrations trigger pathogenesis through intestinal malrotations...
April 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Yukari Uemura, Takanori Kanai, Reiko Kunisaki, Yasuo Suzuki, Kaoru Yokoyama, Naoki Yoshimura, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: Fermented milk products containing Bifidobacterium breve strain Yakult (BFM) may improve clinical status in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. AIMS: To assess efficacy of BFM in maintaining remission in Japanese patients with quiescent UC. METHODS: This double-blind study (B-FLORA) enrolled 195 patients with quiescent UC, randomized to receive one pack of BFM fermented milk per day [Bifidobacterium breve strain Yakult (10 billion bacteria) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (1 billion bacteria)] (n = 98) or matching placebo (n = 97) for 48 weeks...
February 15, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Lucinda J Graven, Melinda K Higgins, Carolyn M Reilly, Sandra B Dunbar
Heart failure (HF) symptoms are known to influence depressive symptoms, yet a symptom profile has not been identified. HF symptoms relative to symptom experience (frequency, severity, interference with physical activity and enjoyment of life) associated with depressive symptoms were examined. Data from three HF studies ( N = 308) which used the Heart Failure Symptom Survey were included in this cross-sectional secondary analysis. Supervised classification for and identification of symptoms most associated with depressive symptoms were accomplished using random forest algorithms via conditional inference trees...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Nursing Research
Miguel Carnero-Gregorio, Alberto Molares-Vila, Alberte Corbalán-Rivas, Carlos Villaverde-Taboada, Carmen Rodríguez-Cerdeira
Gut Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic gastrointestinal disorders characterised by relapsing and remitting inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The two most common types of IBDs are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Patients with glycogen storage disease (GSD) type Ia present with gastrointestinal symptoms such as recurrent abdominal pain, bloating and changes in stool form or frequency, which is clinically difficult to distinguish from IBD. We report the case of a 36-year-old man with GSD type Ia and IBD-like disease...
February 13, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
Victoria Jacobs, Heidi T May, Brian G Crandall, Becca Ballantyne, Ben Chisum, Dave Johnson, Kevin G Graves, Michael Cutler, John D Day, Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S Osborn, J Peter Weiss, Thomas Jared Bunch
BACKGROUND: Vagus nerve injury during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) can significantly impact quality of life and result in lingering gastrointestinal symptoms. This study was designed to define risk factors of vagal nerve injury, symptom prevalence and temporal resolution. METHODS: A total of 100 patients undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) were enrolled and consented to participate in the study. Patients completed a 22 item questionnaire that included questions specific to vagus nerve injury symptomatology during their baseline visit and at 1 and 3 months post-RFCA...
February 13, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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