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Obesity diarrhea

Haoran Wang, Chen Zhu, Ying Ying, Lingyu Luo, Deqiang Huang, Zhijun Luo
Metformin has been used as a glucose lowering drug for several centuries and is now a first-line drug for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Since the discovery that it activates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and reduces risk of cancer, metformin has drawn great attentions. Another drug, berberine, extracted from berberis vulgaris L. (root), was an ancient herbal medicine in treating diarrhea. Ongoing experimental and clinical studies have illuminated great potential of berberine in regulation of glucose and lipid homeostasis, cancer growth and inflammation...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Ying Wang, Zhenzhen Liu, Yi Han, Jiping Xu, Wen Huang, Zhaoshen Li
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) is a dietary supplement and usually used along with medications for treating food absorption disorders including diarrhea, steatorrhea and liver disease. It has been shown that MCT plays a role in lowering weight, and decreasing metabolic syndrome, abdominal obesity and inflammation. However, it is still unknown whether MCT enhances exercise endurance. Here, we demonstrated that MCT containing diet improves high temperature induced exercise performance impairment. We found that MCT up-regulates the expression and protein levels of genes involved in mitochondrial biogenesis and metabolism...
2018: PloS One
Bo T Neichoy, Bleu Schniederjan, Daniel R Cottam, Amit K Surve, Hinali M Zaveri, Austin Cottam, Samuel Cottam
Background and Objective: The Roux-en-Y duodenal switch (RYDS) is one of the most efficient forms of bariatric surgery. However, diarrhea, malnutrition, ulcers, and internal hernias have hampered its widespread adoption. The stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing (SIPS) procedure was developed to alleviate these sequelae while retaining the same weight loss as the RYDS. In this study, we report our midterm experience with this novel technique. Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed on data from 225 patients who underwent a primary SIPS procedure by 2 surgeons at a single center from October 2013 through December 2016...
January 2018: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Anne Stine Kvehaugen, Dag Tveiten, Per G Farup
BACKGROUND: Serum IgG and IgA food antibodies have been used for dietary advice to subjects with gastrointestinal symptoms and perceived food intolerance, but the role of these antibodies in mediating intolerance is controversial. The present study investigated associations between perceived gastrointestinal intolerance to milk-or wheat and the corresponding s-IgG and s-IgA food antibodies in subjects with morbid obesity. METHODS: Subjects with morbid obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m 2 or ≥35 kg/m 2 with obesity-related complications) were included...
January 30, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Jennifer Duffen, Melvin Zhang, Katherine Masek-Hammerman, Angela Nunez, Agnes Brennan, Jessica E C Jones, Jeffrey Morin, Karl Nocka, Marion Kasaian
In obesity, IL-13 overcomes insulin resistance by promoting anti-inflammatory macrophage differentiation in adipose tissue. Endogenous IL-13 levels can be modulated by the IL-13 decoy receptor, IL-13Rα2, which inactivates and depletes the cytokine. In this study, we show that IL-13Rα2 is markedly elevated in adipose tissues of obese mice. Mice deficient in IL-13Rα2 had high expression of IL-13 response markers in adipose tissue, consistent with increased IL-13 activity at baseline. Moreover, exposure to the type 2 cytokine-inducing alarmin, IL-33, enhanced serum and tissue IL-13 concentrations and elevated tissue eosinophils, macrophages, and type 2 innate lymphoid cells...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Salman Alsabah, Eliana Al Haddad, Shehab Ekrouf, Ahmad Almulla, Saud Al-Subaie, Mubarak Al Kendari
BACKGROUND: Obesity is on a continuous rise worldwide, and with it, novel bariatric procedures have emerged. The introduction of gastric balloons has opened up a nonsurgical option for patients opting for it. However, they still require some form of sedation and endoscopy for insertion and/or removal. OBJECTIVES: The Elipse balloon is a novel creation that has managed to bypass both these procedures; therefore, the investigation into its effectiveness is of importance...
December 9, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Lee Morris, Ilimbek Beketaev, Roberto Barrios, Patrick Reardon
Jejunoileal bypass (JIB) was developed as a surgical treatment for morbid obesity in the early 1950s. However, this procedure is now known to be associated with multiple metabolic complications and has subsequently been abandoned as a viable bariatric procedure. Some of these known complications include renal stone formation, liver failure, migratory arthritis, fat-soluble deficiencies, blind-loop syndrome and severe diarrhea. Additionally, there have been animal models suggesting colon dysplasia after JIB...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Li-Wei Zou, Qiang Jin, Dan-Dan Wang, Qing-Kai Qian, Da-Cheng Hao, Guang-Bo Ge, Ling Yang
Mammalian carboxylesterases are key serine hydrolases that catalyze the hydrolysis of a wide variety of ester compounds into the corresponding carboxylic acids and alcohols. In human, two major carboxylesterases, CES1 and CES2, have been identified and well-studied over the past decade. CES1 inhibitors have potential applications in the treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia, obesity and type 2 diabetes, owing to that this enzyme plays prominent role in the metabolism of cholesteryl esters. CES2 plays crucial roles in the metabolic activation of many prodrugs including anticancer agents capecitabine and CPT-11...
December 4, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Xiaolong Jiao, Sonia Pulgar, Marley Boyd, Fadi Braiteh, Beloo Mirakhur, Susan Pitman Lowenthal, Patricia Fox, Jennifer Frytak, David Cox, A Scott Paulson
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to understand treatment patterns and clinical outcomes in metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patients treated in a large community oncology network. METHODS: This retrospective study used the McKesson Specialty Health/US Oncology Network iKnowMed electronic health record database with supplemental chart review. Eligibility criteria included a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis between January 1, 2008, and to December 31, 2012; at least 2 US Oncology Network visits; and age at least 18 years...
February 2018: Pancreas
Satoshi Shinozaki, Hiroyuki Osawa, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
The effects of vonoprazan, a new potassium-competitive acid blocker, on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptom are not fully elucidated. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of vonoprazan on GERD and associated gastrointestinal symptoms. We retrospectively reviewed 88 Helicobacter pylori negative patients with GERD treated with vonoprazan 10 mg daily. Symptoms were evaluated using the Izumo scale, which reflects quality of life related to various abdominal symptoms. The rates of improvement and resolution of GERD symptoms were 86% (76/88) and 57% (50/88), respectively...
December 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Sahil Khanna
There has been an increasing interest in the association between human disease and altered gut microbiota, and therapeutics to modulate microbiota to treat disease. Healthy human gastrointestinal microbiota is highly diverse and rich, and harbors between 500 and 2000 species. Diseases associated with dysbiotic microbiota include antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Clostridium difficile infection, multi-drug resistant organisms, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, neuro-psychiatric diseases and systemic autoimmune diseases...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Yixuan Sun, Mingfeng Xia, Hongmei Yan, Yamei Han, Feifei Zhang, Zhimin Hu, Aoyuan Cui, Fengguang Ma, Zhengshuai Liu, Qi Gong, Xuqing Chen, Jing Gao, Hua Bian, Yi Tan, Yu Li, Xin Gao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Berberine, a compound from rhizome coptidis, is traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal infections, such as bacterial diarrhoea. Recently, berberine was shown to have hypoglycaemic and hypolipidaemic effects. We investigated the mechanisms by which berberine regulates hepatic lipid metabolism and energy expenditure in mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Liver-specific SIRT1 knockout mice and their wild-type littermates were fed a high-fat, high-sucrose (HFHS) diet and treated with berberine by i...
January 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
Tamara Cantwell, Andrés Ferre, Nicolette Van Sint Jan, Rodrigo Blamey, Jorge Dreyse, Cristian Baeza, Rodrigo Diaz, Tomás Regueira
A previously healthy, 39-year-old obese farmer, arrived hypotensive and tachycardic, with fever, myalgia, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and progressive dyspnea. Ten days before symptoms onset, he was in direct contact with mice and working in a contaminated drain. Patient laboratory showed acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray exhibited bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates. First-line empirical antibiotics were started and influenza discarded. Patient evolved with severe respiratory failure, associated with hemoptysis, and rapidly severe hemodynamic compromise...
December 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Marcin Mardas, Radosław Madry, Marta Stelmach-Mardas
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate an association between food products consumption, dietary intake and the incidence of selected gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation) in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty six women receiving chemotherapy for ovarian cancer were eligible for the study. Anthropometrical measurements were assessed. The dietary intake was evaluated by 24-hours food records. The association between the consumption of selected food products and gastrointestinal symptoms incidences was assessed by modified semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire including 77-different food items that was developed and applied in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
I Vujic, R Herman, M Sanlorenzo, C Posch, B Monshi, K Rappersberger, L Richter
BACKGROUND: Apremilast is a novel oral phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor approved for psoriasis treatment. Randomized trials have documented its efficacy and safety, but data on real-world patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: We aim to characterize psoriasis patients treated with apremilast in a real-world setting and calculate drug survival as an important measure of efficacy and compliance. METHODS: All patients with psoriasis who received apremilast between 1 April 2015 and 19 January 2017 were evaluated every 4 weeks, and we documented: age, weight, height, smoking status, family history of psoriasis, joint involvement, previous treatments, psoriasis area severity index (PASI) scores, and the onset and duration of adverse events (AE)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Rongli Zhang, Jonathan W Ray, Mukesh K Jain, Shuxin Han
Intestinal resection is a common therapeutic approach for human diseases such as obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, and colon cancer that often results in severe short bowel syndrome-like adverse effects including bile acid diarrhea, dehydration, electrolyte disturbances, and nutrient malabsorption. Here we introduce a murine ileal resection model, termed ileectomy, to evaluate tissue communication and the maintenance of systemic homeostasis. After ileal resection, circulating blood is permanently devoid of the ileum-specific endocrine hormone fibroblast growth factor 15 (FGF15), which releases its endocrinal inhibition of bile acid synthesis in the liver...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Saeed Shoar, Lauren Poliakin, Rebecca Rubenstein, Alan A Saber
BACKGROUND: Owing to the possibility of weight regain after the long-term follow-up of gastric bypass patients and because of the high morbidity of biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal switch (SADIS) has emerged as a rescue procedure in bariatric surgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to summarize the literature data on SADIS. SETTING: University Hospital, NY. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was performed through October 2016 to identify English studies on SADIS performed in human subjects...
January 2018: Obesity Surgery
Ashley Rajappan, Anna Pearce, Hazel M Inskip, Janis Baird, Sarah R Crozier, Cyrus Cooper, Keith M Godfrey, Graham Roberts, Jane S A Lucas, Katharine C Pike
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity is increasingly prevalent in many westernized countries. Many studies report associations between maternal obesity and childhood wheeze or asthma but few have considered maternal obesity in relation to respiratory infections or symptoms other than wheeze during infancy. This study assesses the relationship between maternal BMI and reported wheeze, cough and respiratory infections during the first year of life. METHODS: In 2799 mother-child pairs, we examined the relations between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and pregnancy weight gain and reported offspring wheeze, prolonged cough, lower respiratory tract infection, croup, and ear infection before age 1 year, along with reported diarrhea or vomiting...
October 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Yukiko Shiro, Young-Chang Arai, Tatsunori Ikemoto, Kazuhiro Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Commensal as well as pathogenic bacteria can influence a variety of gut functions, thereby leading to constipation and diarrhea in severe cases. In fact, several researchers have reported evidence supporting the association between stool consistency or constipation and the Gut microbiome (GM) composition and dysbiosis. GM influences the human health and disease via the gut-brain axis. We thus hypothesized that the pathogenic bacteria increases pain perception to some extent, which means that there could be an association between stool consistency or constipation and pain perception of healthy subjects...
2017: PloS One
Yves M Borbély, Alice Osterwalder, Dino Kröll, Philipp C Nett, Roman A Inglin
Diarrhea after bariatric procedures, mainly those with malabsorptive elements including Roux-Y Gastric Bypass and Biliopancreatic Diversion, is common and an essential determinant of quality of life and micro- and macronutrient deficiencies. Bariatric surgery is the only sustainably successful method to address morbid obesity and its comorbidities, particularly gaining more and more importance in the specific treatment of diabetic patients. Approximately half a million procedures are annually performed around the world, with numbers expected to rise drastically in the near future...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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