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Margrit Hollenz, Jochen Labenz, Ahmed Madisch
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: The treatment of patients with functional dyspepsia (irritable stomache syndrome) was recorded in a nationwide survey among family doctors. On a questionnaire, the physicians should provide information on the use of a combination preparation of gastric enzyme (pepsin) and amino acids, duration of use, therapy success and patients' contentment. RESULTS: A total of 874 family doctors were contacted, 201 questionnaires were completed and evaluated...
October 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Qusay Abdoh, Lubna Kharraz, Khubaib Ayoub, Jana Khraim, Wafaa Awad, Aysha Sbeah, Safaa Turman
BACKGROUND: Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is considered the most important determinant of treatment failure. Monitoring the evolution of antimicrobial resistance to common antibiotics is therefore of special importance for clinicians. The frequency of resistance to antibiotics in Helicobacter pylori isolates is increasing. The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of H pylori antibiotic resistance at the An-Najah National University Hospital. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we recruited patients older than 18 year who were admitted to the An-Najah National University Hospital...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
Ron Basuroy, Cathy Bouvier, John Ramage, Maia Sissons, Alexandra Kent, Raj Srirajaskanthan
<br>Introduction The gastrointestinal tract and pancreas are common primary sites for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). Patients often report long duration of non-specific symptoms in the year prior to diagnosis. The aims of this study were to establish pre-diagnosis patterns of symptoms. Secondly, to determine the time from onset of symptoms to NET diagnosis and understand the interaction with primary and secondary healthcare providers. Method A survey was designed on a web-based survey platform with the focus on patient symptoms prior to diagnosis and a screen for functional diarrhoea (Rome III criteria (C4))...
March 18, 2018: Neuroendocrinology
H Zatorski, P Mosinska, M Storr, J Fichna
There is an unmet need for effective pharmacological therapies for the treatment of gastroparesis and other upper gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders, which reduce patients' quality of life and are a burden to the healthcare system. Ghrelin is an endogenous growth hormone secretagogue receptor ligand and has been shown to exert prokinetic effects on GI motility. Nevertheless, considering the short half-life of ghrelin its use in clinical practice is limited. Thus, ghrelin receptor agonists with enhanced pharmacokinetics were developed; they accelerate gastric emptying and improve symptoms of gastroparesis in animal models and humans...
December 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Trent Edwards, Craig Friesen, Jennifer V Schurman
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this study was to compare Rome III and IV evaluation criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia (FD), and an overlap syndrome consisting of both IBS and FD by assessing the frequency of each diagnosis in a population of children with chronic abdominal pain. Frequencies of Rome IV FD subtypes of postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) and epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) were determined and FD/IBS overlap symptom associations were also assessed...
March 17, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Sabrina Rampado, Edoardo Savarino, Angelica Ganss, Giulia Pozza, Romeo Bardini
PURPOSE: The failure rate of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is approximately 10-20%. The aim of our prospective study was to investigate whether a modified Nissen fundoplication (MNF) can improve reflux symptoms and prevent surgical treatment failure in the midterm. METHODS: The MNF consisted of (1) suturing the esophagus to the diaphragmatic crura on each side using four non-absorbable stitches, (2) reinforcing clearly weak crura with a tailored Ultrapro mesh, and (3) fixing the upper stitch of the valve to the diaphragm...
March 17, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Lawrence Mj Best, Yemisi Takwoingi, Sulman Siddique, Abiram Selladurai, Akash Gandhi, Benjamin Low, Mohammad Yaghoobi, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection has been implicated in a number of malignancies and non-malignant conditions including peptic ulcers, non-ulcer dyspepsia, recurrent peptic ulcer bleeding, unexplained iron deficiency anaemia, idiopathic thrombocytopaenia purpura, and colorectal adenomas. The confirmatory diagnosis of H pylori is by endoscopic biopsy, followed by histopathological examination using haemotoxylin and eosin (H & E) stain or special stains such as Giemsa stain and Warthin-Starry stain...
March 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
B Serrano Falcón, M Megía Sánchez, A Ruiz de León, E Rey
BACKGROUND: Beer has been related to gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and dyspepsia, based on its alcohol and gas content. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between moderate consumption of traditional and alcohol-free beer and upper digestive symptoms, gastric accommodation and GER. METHODS: Healthy adults without frequent gastrointestinal symptoms and GER disease were included. The intervention involved administration of traditional beer to 10 subjects (substudy 1) and alcohol-free beer to 20 (substudy 2); control intervention entailed administration of water...
March 15, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Johann Hammer
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of functional dyspepsia (FD) is challenging due to the lack of reliable biological markers to support the diagnosis. We assessed the relevance of a previously validated simple test for chemical hypersensitivity in the setting of a gastrointestinal outpatient department. METHODS: A total of 224 outpatients who were referred for evaluation of gastrointestinal symptoms in the absence of alarm symptoms swallowed a capsule containing 0.75 mg capsaicin...
March 13, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Marjorie M Walker, Michael Potter, Nicholas J Talley
Under normal physiological conditions, eosinophils are present throughout the gastrointestinal tract distal to the squamous oesophagus. Increases in their numbers signify primary and secondary eosinophilic conditions. The rare primary eosinophilic diseases eosinophilic gastroenteritis and eosinophilic colitis affect fewer than ten in 100 000 people, and are characterised by numerous mucosal eosinophils, distributed in sheets and sometimes extending from the mucosa into the submucosa. Pathogenesis of these diseases is poorly understood, but food allergies and intestinal dysbiosis have been implicated...
April 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Michael Malone, Abdul Waheed, Samiullah Samiullah
Functional upper gastrointestinal disorders are common and cause significant patient distress and health care cost. These disorders typically are classified as either esophageal or gastroduodenal. Functional esophageal disorders include functional heartburn, reflux hypersensitivity, and functional dysphagia. Functional gastroduodenal disorders include functional dyspepsia and cyclic vomiting syndrome. Cyclic vomiting syndrome should be suspected in any patient with multiple episodes of vomiting with no apparent cause that completely resolve between episodes...
March 2018: FP Essentials
S Geyl, J Jacques, S Parreau, A Cypierre, T Tabouret, G Gondran, K H Ly, E Liozon, F X Lapébie, H Bezanahary, S Palat, J Monteil, V Loustaud-Ratti, A L Fauchais
INTRODUCTION: Upper digestive symptoms may be present in up to 50% of patients with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). We report a retrospective cohort of gastroparesis in a population of pSS presenting unexplained dyspepsia. Delayed gastric emptying was defined by a gastric emptying time above 113min or by a retention percentage at 4h more than 10% on scintigraphy. RESULTS: Eleven patients with primary Sjögren syndrome and gastroparesis were included in a retrospective study...
March 8, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Christopher Dainton, Charlene H Chu
Background: Gastrointestinal disorders are among the most common conditions encountered on short-term, primary care medical service trips (MSTs) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), but their optimal management remains unclear. There have been no previous attempts to describe the protocols that Western volunteer clinicians use in managing these patients. Methods: A systematic web search was used to identify organizations operating MSTs in LAC. Clinical protocols were downloaded from organizational websites, and organizations were contacted online to obtain those that were not publicly available...
March 7, 2018: International Health
F G M Smeets, A A M Masclee, J M Conchillo, D Keszthelyi
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder with incompletely understood pathophysiology and heterogeneous symptom presentation. Assessment of treatment efficacy in FD is a methodological challenge as response to treatment must be assessed primarily by measuring subjective symptoms. Therefore, the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) is recommended by regulatory authorities to assess gastrointestinal symptoms in clinical trials for FD...
March 9, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
E Ray-Offor, C C Obiorah
Introduction: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-related atrophic gastritis transits through a sequential pathway of intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia to gastric cancer. Gastroscopy offers early detection, treatment and surveillance of gastric cancer. Aims: This study aims to study the prevalence of H. pylori infection and evaluate precancerous lesions (PCLs) of the stomach. Patients and Methods: This is a case controlled study of patients with dyspepsia undergoing gastroscopy at a referral endoscopy facility in Port Harcourt metropolis of Nigeria...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Magali Evangelina Velázquez-Dohorn, Carlos Fernando López-Durand, Armando Gamboa-Domínguez
Background: The prevalence of gastric polyps varies around the world reflecting regional associations. We describe demographic features of patients with gastric polyp diagnosis treated between 1980 and 2016 at a referral center in Mexico City and analyzed trends of polyp subtype. Materials and Methods: We conducted a blind review of archival slides of gastric biopsies with polyp diagnosis from the years 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2016. Initial diagnosis; patient's gender, age and symptoms; and number and location of lesions were recorded...
2018: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
Daryl Ramai, Andrew Ofosu, Madhavi Reddy
Gastric diverticula represent the rarest of gastrointestinal diverticula. While similar to duodenal, jejunal and colonic diverticula, gastric diverticula are found incidentally upon upper endoscopy and are mostly asymptomatic. However, larger diverticula can lead to symptoms such as upper abdominal pain, nausea, emesis, and dyspepsia. Some patients may present with dramatic presentations including ulceration, hemorrhage, or perforation. Clinicians should be aware that diagnostic imaging may not always detect the presence of gastric diverticula...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Xiong Zhang, Ying Wang, Junlin Cheng, Yunfang Hu, Jianghui Liu, Jing Chen, Xingye Yang, Hongwei Fan
1. Cinitapride (CIN) is a drug for functional dyspepsia. The purpose of the study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics and tolerability of CIN in healthy Chinese volunteers. 2. A randomized, open-label, single- and multiple-dose study was conducted in twelve healthy volunteers. Three different doses of CIN (1, 2, 4 tablets) were given to six groups in the single-dose study, and one tablet (1 mg) of CIN was administered three times a day in the multiple-dose study. Blood samples were collected at predetermined time intervals after CIN dosing and analyzed by LC-MS/MS...
March 5, 2018: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
Halide E Sahan, Ejder A Yildirim, Aliye Soylu, Abdulkadir S Tabakci, Serdal Cakmak, Sahap N Erkoc
AIM: Functional dyspepsia, originates from gastroduodenal region, is described as resistant and recurring dyspeptic symptoms with unknown etiology. Although there is some evidence in support of a relationship between functional dyspepsia and psychopathology, attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients have not been studied yet. In our study, we aimed to compare attachment patterns of functional dyspepsia patients with organic dyspepsia patients and healthy volunteers. METHOD: 43 patients diagnosed with functional dyspepsia, 38 patients with organic dyspepsia and 42 healthy volunteers matched in terms of age, sex and education were included in the study...
February 15, 2018: Comprehensive Psychiatry
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
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