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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453860/fungal-infections-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review
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George A Stamatiades, Petros Ioannou, George Petrikkos, Constantinos Tsioutis
BACKGROUND: Despite reports of fungal infections in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), their clinical and microbiological characteristics remain unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review is to examine all available evidence regarding fungal infections in patients with IBD. METHODS: Systematic search of PubMed (through 27 May 2017) for studies providing data on clinical, microbiological, treatment and outcome data of fungal infections in patients with IBD...
February 17, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453416/homozygous-deletion-in-myl9-expands-the-molecular-basis-of-megacystis-microcolon-intestinal-hypoperistalsis-syndrome
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Carolina Araujo Moreno, Nara Sobreira, Elizabeth Pugh, Peng Zhang, Gary Steel, Fábio Rossi Torres, Denise Pontes Cavalcanti
Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a severe disease characterized by functional obstruction in the urinary and gastrointestinal tract. The molecular basis of this condition started to be defined recently, and the genes related to the syndrome (ACTG2-heterozygous variant in sporadic cases; and MYH11 (myosin heavy chain 11), LMOD1 (leiomodin 1) and MYLK (myosin light chain (MLC) kinase)-autosomal recessive inheritance), encode proteins involved in the smooth muscle contraction, supporting a myopathic basis for the disease...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453250/retinal-chitosan-conjugates-effectively-deliver-active-chromophores-to-retinal-photoreceptor-cells-in-blind-mice-and-dogs
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Songqi Gao, Shirin Kahremany, Jianye Zhang, Beata Jastrzebska, Janice Querubin, Simon M Petersen-Jones, Krzysztof Palczewski
The retinoid (visual) cycle consists of a series of biochemical reactions needed to regenerate the visual chromophore, 11-cis-retinal and sustain vision. Genetic or environmental factors affecting chromophore production can lead to blindness. Using animal models that mimic human retinal diseases, we previously demonstrated that mechanism-based pharmacological interventions can maintain vision in otherwise incurable genetic diseases of the retina. Here, we report that after 9-cis-retinal administration to lecithin:retinol acyltransferase-deficient (Lrat-/-) mice, the drug was rapidly absorbed and then cleared within 1-2 h...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452941/surgical-site-infection-after-gastrointestinal-surgery-in-high-income-middle-income-and-low-income-countries-a-prospective-international-multicentre-cohort-study
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BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common infections associated with health care, but its importance as a global health priority is not fully understood. We quantified the burden of SSI after gastrointestinal surgery in countries in all parts of the world. METHODS: This international, prospective, multicentre cohort study included consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency gastrointestinal resection within 2-week time periods at any health-care facility in any country...
February 13, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452605/extraordinary-disease-free-survival-in-a-rare-malignant-extrarenal-rhabdoid-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Francesco D'Amico, Alessandra Bertacco, Maurizio Cesari, Claudia Mescoli, Giorgio Caturegli, Gabriel Gondolesi, Umberto Cillo
BACKGROUND: Malignant extrarenal rhabdoid tumor of the gastrointestinal tract is rarely reported in the literature. It is characterized by poor prognosis and aggressive metastatic features. A literature review evidenced only 19 cases, with poor outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a colonic "pure" malignant extrarenal rhabdoid tumor with metastatic nodes in a 65-year-old Caucasian man. He was treated surgically with no recurrence, no adjuvant chemotherapy, and with 4-year survival without disease at the time of the submission of this article...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452359/convergent-amino-acid-signatures-in-polyphyletic-campylobacter-jejuni-sub-populations-suggest-human-niche-tropism
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Guillaume Méric, Alan McNally, Alberto Pessia, Evangelos Mourkas, Ben Pascoe, Leonardos Mageiros, Minna Vehkala, Jukka Corander, Samuel K Sheppard
Human infection with the gastrointestinal pathogen C. jejuni is dependent upon the opportunity for zoonotic transmission and the ability of strains to colonize the human host. Certain lineages of this diverse organism are more common in human infection but the factors underlying this overrepresentation are not fully understood. We analysed 601 isolate genomes from agricultural animals and human clinical cases, including isolates from the multi-host (ecological generalist) ST-21 and ST-45 clonal complexes (CCs)...
February 14, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451852/delta-opioids-neuroprotective-roles-in-preclinical-studies
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Shahid Husain
Since ancient times, opioids have been used clinically and abused recreationally. In the early stages (about 1,000 AD) of opium history, an Arab physician, Avicenna, administered opioids to control diarrhea and eye diseases. 1 Opioids have very strong pain relieving properties and they also regulate numerous cellular responses. Opioid receptors are expressed throughout the body, including the nervous system, heart, lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and retina. 2-6 Delta opioid receptors (DORs) are a very attractive target from the perspective of both receptor function and their therapeutic potential...
January 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451278/united-european-gastroenterology-week-uegw-2017-25th-annual-conference-october-28-november-1-2017-barcelona-spain
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E Torramadé
The 25th United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW), the largest European conference centered on diseases of the stomach, bowel, esophagus, liver, pancreas and gallbladder, was held in Barcelona, Spain. This 5-day meeting attracted over 13,000 delegates to share recent research in the treatment of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. The conference provided teaching material, workshops and live sessions to all the attendants. The reports will cover the latest research into treatments for these diseases.
November 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450749/an-analysis-of-the-clinical-laboratory-and-histological-features-of-striped-punctate-and-nodular-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia
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Arul Thomas, David Koch, William Marsteller, David Lewin, Adrian Reuben
BACKGROUND: Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) commonly presents as linear striped ("watermelon stomach") or punctate phenotypes, to which a newly discovered nodular form was recently added. AIMS: We performed a retrospective cohort study to detail and compare the clinical and histological characteristics of major GAVE phenotypes. METHODS: In 136 GAVE patients (tertiary care ambulatory and inpatient, median age 61.3 years, 73 men, and 63 women), clinical and laboratory results were recorded, with comorbidities, endoscopy indications, and complications of cirrhosis...
February 15, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450259/hand-assisted-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-for-large-renal-carcinoma-with-succinate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
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Ann Buhl Bersang, Sarah Bube, Mikkel Fode, Nessn H Azawi
Background: Germline mutations in succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) are associated with multifocal cancers: pituitary gland tumors, pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and renal-cell carcinomas (RCCs). SDH-deficient renal-cell carcinoma (SDH-RCC) was first identified in 2004 as an inherited kidney cancer with mutations in the SDH gene. SDH consists of A, B, C, and D units. Mutation in the SDHB gene is the most common mutation in SDH-deficient RCCs. Case Presentation: We report a case of a 51-year-old healthy man diagnosed with SDHB germline mutation and RCCs...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449732/gastric-metastasis-from-cervix-carcer-a-case-report
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L De Cicco, F Crivelli, P Beretta, E Gjoni, A Merlotti, A Starace, G Marzaroli, F Pasta, T Zurleni, A Aguzzi, C Calandra, S Bracelli
Gastric metastasis by solid tumor cancer is a rare event. Concomitant metastases to other organs are frequent, so that this condition is often associated to a poor prognosis. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia are the most common presenting symptoms. We present the case of a 81 years old women previously treated for cervix carcinoma showing later a stomach metastasis. The patient is alive and disease free 39 months after salvage gastrectomy. A radical surgery in selected patients could be useful for symptom palliation and prolonged survival...
December 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449603/cinacalcet-versus-placebo-for-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Guoqi Wang, Hongyan Liu, Chengzhi Wang, Xiaojian Ji, Weijun Gu, Yiming Mu
To assess the efficacy and safety of cinacalcet on secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease, Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched until March 2016. Trial sequential analysis (TSA) was conducted to control the risks of type I and II errors and calculate required information size (RIS). A total of 25 articles with 8481 participants were included. Compared with controls, cinacalcet administration did not reduce all-cause mortality (RR = 0...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449505/detection-of-crohn-disease-in-patients-with-spondyloarthropathy-the-space-capsule-study
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Uri Kopylov, Michael Starr, Craig Watts, Serge Dionne, Marc Girardin, Ernest G Seidman
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is generally reported to be associated with spondylarthropathies (SpA) in 5%-15% of cases. Systematic colonoscopic assessment by protocol demonstrated mucosal inflammation characteristic of Crohn disease (CD) in up to one-third of patients with SpA. Video capsule endoscopy (CE) is a superior diagnostic tool to detect small bowel mucosal disease. Our study compared the accuracy of CE to standard colonoscopy for detection of inflammatory bowel lesions in patients with SpA, and to describe predictors of small bowel inflammation (SBI) in this cohort...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448978/effect-of-gender-on-unplanned-readmissions-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-from-the-nationwide-readmissions-database
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Chun Shing Kwok, Jessica Potts, Martha Gulati, Mirvat Alasnag, Muhammad Rashid, Ahmad Shoaib, Muhammad Ayyaz Ul Haq, Rodrigo Bagur, Mamas Andreas Mamas
Women who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are at higher risk of adverse outcomes compared with men, but it is unknown whether gender affects early unplanned rehospitalization. We analyzed 832,753 patients who underwent PCI from 2013 to 2014 in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. We compared gender differences in incidences, predictors, causes, and cost of unplanned 30-day readmissions and examined the effect of co-morbidity. A total of 832,753 men and women who survived the index PCI and were not admitted for a planned readmission were included in the analysis...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448300/identification-of-preoperative-factors-associated-with-outcomes-following-surgical-management-of-intra-abdominal-recurrent-or-metastatic-gist-following-neoadjuvant-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy
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Christina L Roland, Brian K Bednarski, Kelsey Watson, Keila E Torres, Janice N Cormier, Wei-Lien Wang, Alexander J Lazar, Neeta Somaiah, Kelly K Hunt, Barry W Feig
BACKGROUND: The role of surgical resection in the treatment of patients with metastatic/recurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) is unclear. The aim of this study was to identify preoperative factors associated with oncologic outcomes for recurrent/metastatic GIST after tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy. METHODS: We identified 107 patients with metastatic or recurrent GIST treated with TKIs and surgical resection (2002-2012). Patients that underwent palliative or incomplete resection were excluded...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448222/a-colorimetric-broth-microdilution-method-for-assessment-of-helicobacter-pylori-sensitivity-to-antimicrobial-agents
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Petar Knezevic, Verica Aleksic Sabo, Natasa Simin, Marija Lesjak, Neda Mimica-Dukic
Helicobacter pylori is a major infective etiological agent of the upper gastrointestinal tract diseases. The bacterium exhibits resistance to various conventional antibiotics, being usually challenging for eradication. Since there is an urge to consider alternative therapeutic strategies, the aim of the study was to examine selected essential oils of plants belonging to families Cupressaceae (Juniperus communis) and Lamiaceae (Hyssopus officinalis, Salvia officinalis, Melissa officinalis, Lavandula angustifolia, Ocimum basilicum and Thymus serpyllum) against H...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448103/fgf-21-deficiency-slows-gastric-emptying-and-reduces-initial-blood-alcohol-concentration-in-mice-exposed-to-acute-alcohol-in-fasting-state
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Guicheng Wu, Yanlong Liu, Yunhuan Liu, Lihua Zhang, Haiyang Zhao, Liming Liu, Cuiqing Zhao, Wenke Feng
Excess alcohol consumption can lead to alcoholic liver disease. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is a metabolic regulator with multiple physiologic functions. Previous study demonstrated that FGF21 deficiency exacerbated alcohol-induced liver injury and exogenous FGF21 administration protected liver from chronic alcohol-induced injury. In this study, we aimed to explore the role of FGF21 in alcohol metabolism in mice. FGF21 knockout (KO) mice and the wild time (WT) control mice were divided into two groups and fasted for 24 h followed by a bonus of alcohol treatment at a dose of 5 g/kg body weight via gavage...
February 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447698/genetic-ablation-of-butyrate-utilization-attenuates-gastrointestinal-salmonella-disease
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Denise N Bronner, Franziska Faber, Erin E Olsan, Mariana X Byndloss, Nada A Sayed, Gege Xu, Woongjae Yoo, Dajeong Kim, Sangryeol Ryu, Carlito B Lebrilla, Andreas J Bäumler
Salmonella enterica serovar (S.) Typhi is an extraintestinal pathogen that evolved from Salmonella serovars causing gastrointestinal disease. Compared with non-typhoidal Salmonella serovars, the genomes of typhoidal serovars contain various loss-of-function mutations. However, the contribution of these genetic differences to this shift in pathogen ecology remains unknown. We show that the ydiQRSTD operon, which is deleted in S. Typhi, enables S. Typhimurium to utilize microbiota-derived butyrate during gastrointestinal disease...
February 14, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447645/vulvar-metastatic-crohn-disease-clinical-histopathological-and-ultrasonographic-findings
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María Pousa-Martínez, Fernando Alfageme, María Antonia González de Domingo, Dolores Suárez-Masa, Marta Calvo, Gastón Roustán
Metastatic Crohn disease (MCD) is an unusual type of cutaneous Crohn disease characterized by skin lesions separated from the lesions of the gastrointestinal tract. The diagnosis of MCD is essentially histological,showing noncaseating granulomas in the dermis and subcutaneous fat tissue. We report a case of MCD with vulvar involvement and clinical, histopathological, and ultrasonographic findings of this disease.
November 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447434/alterations-in-melatonin-and-serotonin-signalling-in-the-colonic-mucosa-of-mice-with-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis
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Sarah J MacEachern, Catherine M Keenan, Evangelia Papakonstantinou, Keith A Sharkey, Bhavik Anil Patel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by pain, bleeding, cramping and altered gastrointestinal (GI) function. Changes in mucosal serotonin (5-HT) signalling occur in animal models of colitis and in humans suffering from IBD. Melatonin is co-released with 5-HT from the mucosa and has a wide variety of actions in the GI tract. Here we examined how melatonin signalling is affected by colitis and determined how this relates to 5-HT signalling. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Using electroanalytical approaches, we investigated how 5-HT release, reuptake and availability as well as melatonin availability are altered in dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis in mice...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
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