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  1. [Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the large bowel].

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    Hofman, Véronique; Hourseau, Muriel; Musso, Sandra; Martin, Antoine; Hofman, Paul

    2002-12-01

    Gastrointestinal tract involvement in Langerhans'cell histiocytosis (LCH) is unusual. It is most often observed in children, is usually asymptomatic, diagnosed at post mortem examination and associated with a disseminated disease. We report 2 cases of LCH large bowel involvement occuring in a 50-year- old man and in a 71-year-old woman, who presented with digestive symptoms. Histiocytic proliferation with reniform nuclei was demonstrated in colonic biopsies it was located in the lamina propria, and dissociating the mucosa glands. Immunohistochemical study revealed a strong positivity of these cells with anti-CD1a and anti-PS100 antibodies. Ultrastructural study performed in one case showed large cells with reniform and indented nuclei, numerous tubuloreticular structures and Birbeck granules. Digestive localization of LCH is exceptional in adult, and may be underestimated. PMID:12594388

  2. The permeability of normal, adenomatous, ulcerative colitic and malignant large bowel epithelial cell membranes to inulin.

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    Chambers, T J; E.P. Serafini

    1985-01-01

    We measured the permeability of normal, adenomatous, colitic and malignant large bowel epithelial cells by immersing fragments of large bowel mucosa in radiolabelled inulin and comparing autoradiograph grain density inside and outside cells after incubation. All the carcinomas studied showed extensive uptake of inulin within 5 min, while normal, adenomatous and colitic epithelial cells completely excluded inulin for 30 min. We found no difference in the proportion of epithelial cells incorpor...

  3. Steroid receptors in Brazilian patients with large bowel cancer.

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    Brentani, M M; Liberato, M H; Macedo, T M; Habr-Gama, A; Laudanna, A A

    1993-03-01

    1. Twenty-two colorectal carcinomas were examined for the presence of estrogen (ER), progesterone (PR), androgen (AR) and glucocorticoid receptors (GR) by a charcoal dextran assay. 2. ER was detected in 4/13 (31%) and 5/9 (56%) of the rectum and colon carcinomas analyzed, and density values ranged from 10 to 14 and from 10 to 27 fm/mg protein, respectively. Normal distal or adjacent mucosa presented similar incidence and ER density values within the tumor ranges. 3. The incidence of PR-positive samples was also higher in colon than in rectal carcinomas (44% vs 23%). Normal mucosa displayed significantly higher PR titers than the corresponding tumor tissue. It seems reasonable to assume that normal colorectal mucosa may be one of the target tissues of progesterone activity. Most tumor biopsies and normal mucosa were completely AR negative, whilst GR was present in a larger fraction (63%) of tumoral specimens, occurring more commonly in colon than in rectum carcinomas. GR incidence tended to be higher in neoplasms than in normal mucosa (54% vs 38% in rectum and 78% vs 56% in colon), suggesting that glucocorticoids may be involved in the control of tumor-cell proliferation. 4. Our findings which indicate low densities of ER, PR, and absence of AR in some large bowel cancers, suggest sex hormone and endocrine independence for those cancers. The role of glucocorticoid receptors in those forms of cancer remains to be elucidated. PMID:8257928

  4. Misoprostol in the intestinal lumen protects against radiation injury of the mucosa of the small bowel

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    Delaney, J.P.; Bonsack, M.E.; Felemovicius, I. (Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN (United States))

    1994-03-01

    Systemically administered misoprostol, a PGE analog, has been shown to be an intestinal radioprotector. The purpose of this study was to determine if administration of misoprostol into the intestinal lumen can also reduce the severity of acute radiation enteritis. The rat small bowel was operatively exteriorized and segmented by means of suture ties. The remainder of the intestine and the rat were shielded in a lead box. Misoprostol was introduced into the lumen in various doses. After 30 min exposure to misoprostol, the isolated, exteriorized, segmented bowel was subjected to 11 Gy X irradiation. Five days later the animals were sacrificed and the intestines harvested for evaluation. Surviving crypt numbers per circumference and mucosal height were the criteria used for quantification of damage. Mucosa exposed to misoprostol at the time of radiation delivery showed significantly increased crypt numbers and mucosal height compared to adjacent saline-filled intestine. 24 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Misoprostol in the intestinal lumen protects against radiation injury of the mucosa of the small bowel

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    Systemically administered misoprostol, a PGE analog, has been shown to be an intestinal radioprotector. The purpose of this study was to determine if administration of misoprostol into the intestinal lumen can also reduce the severity of acute radiation enteritis. The rat small bowel was operatively exteriorized and segmented by means of suture ties. The remainder of the intestine and the rat were shielded in a lead box. Misoprostol was introduced into the lumen in various doses. After 30 min exposure to misoprostol, the isolated, exteriorized, segmented bowel was subjected to 11 Gy X irradiation. Five days later the animals were sacrificed and the intestines harvested for evaluation. Surviving crypt numbers per circumference and mucosal height were the criteria used for quantification of damage. Mucosa exposed to misoprostol at the time of radiation delivery showed significantly increased crypt numbers and mucosal height compared to adjacent saline-filled intestine. 24 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs

  6. Vasoactive intestinal peptide and somatostatin in the plasma and sigmoid mucosa in irritable bowel syndrome

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    To investigate the possible role and clinical significance of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and somatostatin(SS) in the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the VIP and SS in the plasma and sigmoid mucosa were measured by radioimmunoassay in the control group and the IBS group. The VIP concentration in the plasma and sigmoid mucosa of the IBS patients with constipation was significantly higher than that of the control group (P<0.01), while that of the IBS patients with diarrhea was significantly lower than that of the control group (P<0.05). The SS concentration in two sites was significantly elevated in IBS patients of both types and was significantly higher in IBS with constipation than in IBS with diarrhea (P<0.05). Conclusion: The VIP and SS in IBS are abnormal, which might play a role in the pathogenesis of IBS. The plasma and mucosa concenration of VIP and SS in two kinds of IBS patients are significantly different, which indicates that there might be different pathophysiological basis involved in the pathogenesis of the two kinds of IBS patients. (authors)

  7. Isolated bladder metastasis causing large bowel obstruction: a case report of an atypical presentation of intussusception.

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    Blasberg, Justin D; Schwartz, Gary; Mull, Jason A; Moore, Eric

    2009-01-01

    Intussusception of the large bowel is a rare clinical entity. In adults, this pathology is usually associated with a malignant lead point and often requires operative management. Reported is the case of an 83-year-old female who was recently diagnosed with superficial bladder cancer (T1) treated by partial cystectomy. She presented 3 months post-operatively with an isolated mucosal metastasis of the transverse colon causing intussusception and large bowel obstruction. The patient was successfully treated by colonic resection with primary anastomosis. Histology was significant for a pedunculated sarcomatoid bladder carcinoma originating from the colonic mucosa with incomplete invasion of the bowel wall. An isolated mucosal metastasis of this variety has not been reported in the literature to date. PMID:19829915

  8. ORAL MUCOSA LESIONS AND ORAL SYMPTOMS IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE PATIENTS / Lesões das mucosas orais e sintomatologia oral em doentes com Doença Inflamatória Intestinal

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    Nuno, LARANJEIRA; Jorge, FONSECA; Tânia, MEIRA; João, FREITAS; Sara, VALIDO; Jorge, LEITÃO.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Contexto A doença inflamatória intestinal é conhecida por suas manifestações extraintestinais, a cavidade oral não é exceção. Objetivos O objetivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar a associação da doença inflamatória intestinal com lesões da mucosa oral e sintomatologia oral, e complementarmente, avali [...] ar a sua possível relação com a higiene oral, tabagismo, terapêutica farmacológica, duração e atividade da doença. Métodos Os pacientes foram selecionados no serviço de Gastroenterologia de um hospital de referência terciária Português (Hospital Garcia de Horta). Esta amostra foi composta por 113 pacientes previamente diagnosticados com colite ulcerosa ou doença de Crohn, juntamente com um grupo controle de 58 indivíduos saudáveis que acompanhavam os pacientes do grupo nas suas consultas de controle. Entrevistas clínicas e exames clínicos foram realizados para a coleta de dados. Resultados Os pacientes do grupo de estudo foram mais afetados por sintomas orais (P=0,011), e houve também uma tendência para uma maior incidência de lesões da mucosa oral, embora a significância estatística não tenha sido alcançada (8,8% versus 3,4% no grupo de controle; P=0,159). Pacientes em fase ativa foram os mais afetados. Não foram detetadas diferenças entre a doença de Crohn e a colite ulcerosa, ou relativas a hábitos tabágicos. O tratamento com corticosteroides e imunossupressores pareceu aumentar a incidência de sintomas orais (P=0,052). Os dados são ainda compatíveis com aumento das lesões da mucosa oral e diminuição dos sintomas ao longo do curso da doença, no entanto, sem significância estatística. Conclusão As lesões de mucosa oral e sintomas orais foram associados positivamente com a doença inflamatória intestinal, principalmente durante os períodos de atividade da doença e possivelmente, associado a terapêutica com corticosteroides e imunossupressores. Abstract in english Background Inflammatory Bowel Disease is known for its extra intestinal manifestations, the oral cavity is no exception. Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and oral mucosa lesions and symptoms, and complementary to evaluate their poss [...] ible relation with oral hygiene, smoking habits, drug therapy, duration and activity of the disease. Methods Patients were selected from the Gastroenterology Clinic of a Portuguese tertiary referral hospital. This sample consisted of 113 patients previously diagnosed with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease along with a control group of 58 healthy individuals that were accompanying the study group patients to their appointments. Clinical interviews and clinical examinations were performed for data collection. Results The patients in the study group were more affected by oral symptoms (P=0.011), and showed a trend towards a higher incidence of oral mucosal lesions, even though statistical significance was not reached (8.8% versus 3.4% in the control group; P=0.159). Patients in active phase were the most affected. No differences were detected between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, or concerning smoking habits. The corticosteroid and immunosuppressant therapy seemed to increase the incidence of oral symptoms (P=0.052). The oral mucosa lesions increased and the oral symptoms decreased over the course of the disease, however without statistical significance. Conclusion Oral mucosa’s lesions and oral symptoms were positively associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, mainly during disease activity periods and conceivably, associated with corticosteroid and immunosuppressant therapy.

  9. Diverticulitis of the right large bowel

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    Perforation in the course of diverticulitis of the right side of the large bowel is a rare disease, which is mostly misinterpreted as appendicitis and generally disregarded in the differentialdiagnosis of pathological processes of the lower right abdomen. The results of radiological investigations (plane film, barium enema, CT) are demonstrated in two cases and diagnostic findings are discussed. Plane film of the abdomen allows only unspecific diagnosis of an inflammatory process in the rigth lower quadrant, barium enema reveales changes in the wall of the colon due to abscess formation. CT is also suitable to show those peridiverticular inflammatory changes, which lead to the right diagnosis. (orig.)

  10. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Metastatic to Small Bowel Mucosa Causing Polyposis and Intussuseption

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    Brian Mcgrath; Brooks, John J.; Kraybill, William B.; Allan Litwin; Gibbs, John F.; Sabel, Michael S.

    2001-01-01

    A report of alveolar soft part sarcoma metastatic to the small bowel is presented. Hematogenous metastases to the small bowel from primary tumors outside the abdominal cavity are uncommon, and most remain asymptomatic and are not discovered until autopsy. However, small bowel metastases can lead to intestinal obstruction, intussuseption or even perforation. While metastases to the small bowel have been described for other tumor types, including melanoma and lung cancer, this is ex...

  11. Reduced expression of aquaporins in human intestinal mucosa in early stage inflammatory bowel disease

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    Ricanek P

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Petr Ricanek,1,2 Lisa K Lunde,3 Stephan A Frye,1 Mari Støen,1 Ståle Nygård,4 Jens P Morth,5,6 Andreas Rydning,2 Morten H Vatn,7,8 Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam,3 Tone Tønjum,1,9 1Department of Microbiology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, 2Department of Gastroenterology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog and Campus Ahus, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Lørenskog, 3Department of Anatomy, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, 4Bioinformatics Core Facility, Institute for Medical Informatics, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, 5Centre for Molecular Medicine, Nordic EMBL Partnership, University of Oslo, 6Institute for Experimental Research, Oslo University Hospital (Ullevaal, Oslo, 7EpiGen Institute, Campus Ahus, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Lørenskog, 8Section of Gastroenterology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, 9Department of Microbiology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between aquaporin (AQP water channel expression and the pathological features of early untreated inflammatory bowel disease (IBD in humans. Methods: Patients suspected to have IBD on the basis of predefined symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or blood in stool for more than 10 days, were examined at the local hospital. Colonoscopy with biopsies was performed and blood samples were taken. Patients who did not meet the diagnostic criteria for IBD and who displayed no evidence of infection or other pathology in the gut were included as symptomatic non-IBD controls. AQP1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 messenger RNA (mRNA levels were quantified in biopsies from the distal ileum and colon by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Protein expression of selected AQPs was assessed by confocal microscopy. Through multiple alignments of the deduced amino acid sequences, the putative three-dimensional structures of AQP1, 3, 7, and 8 were modeled. Results: AQP1, 3, 7, and 8 mRNAs were detected in all parts of the intestinal mucosa. Notably, AQP1 and AQP3 mRNA levels were reduced in the ileum of patients with Crohn's disease, and AQP7 and AQP8 mRNA levels were reduced in the ileum and the colon of patients with ulcerative colitis. Immunofluorescence confocal microscopy showed localization of AQP3, 7, and 8 at the mucosal epithelium, whereas the expression of AQP1 was mainly confined to the endothelial cells and erythrocytes. The reduction in the level of AQP3, 7, and 8 mRNA was confirmed by immunofluorescence, which also indicated a reduction of apical immunolabeling for AQP8 in the colonic surface epithelium and crypts of the IBD samples. This could indicate loss of epithelial polarity in IBD, leading to disrupted barrier function. Conclusion: AQPs 1 and 8 and the aquaglyceroporins AQPs 3 and 7 are the AQPs predominantly expressed in the lower intestinal tract of humans. Their expression is significantly reduced in patients with IBD, and they are differentially expressed in specific bowel segments in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The data present a link between gut inflammation and water/solute homeostasis, suggesting that AQPs may play a significant role in IBD pathophysiology. Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, aquaporins, aquaglyceroporins

  12. Mejoría mucosa endoscópica en pacientes con enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal / Endoscopic mucosal improvememt in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Guillermo, Veitia; Beatriz, Pernalete; María Alejandra, La Cruz; María Josefina, Rodríguez; Lisbeth, Cachima; José, Soto; Ivanova, Esquerre; Juan, Manuitt; Guillermo, Pérez.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La curación mucosa endoscópica en enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal se asocia con remisión clínica sostenida, reducción de hospitalizaciones y cirugía, pero lograrlo es difícil, según la literatura. Por ello evaluamos la mejoría mucosa endoscópica en nuestros pacientes. Objetivo: Evaluar la mejoría [...] mucosa endoscópica en pacientes con enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal. Métodos: estudio multicéntrico, descriptivo, transversal. Incluyó 24 pacientes entre 17 y 73 años. Para evaluar respuesta a tratamiento se realizó colonoscopia, utilizando clasificaciones endoscópicas de Mayo para colitis ulcerosa, Score simplificado para enfermedad de Crohn y Rutgeerts para recurrencia post operatoria, considerando curación endoscópica grado 0 en todas las escalas y mejoría cuando disminuyó un grado en relación al estudio previo. Resultados: colitis ulcerosa: 12 pacientes, 10 recibían aminosalicilatos y 2 terapia biológica. De ellos, 3 tuvieron curación endoscópica y 8 mejoría. De estos, 6 recibían aminosalicilatos y 2 Infliximab. Hubo 1 paciente con aminosalicilatos sin mejoría. Enfermedad de Crohn: 12 pacientes, 7 con aminosalicilatos, 2 con biológicos, 2 con biológicos e inmunomoduladores y 1 con biológicos y aminosalicilatos. De ellos, 4 tuvieron mejoría, 6 mantuvieron igual afectación y 2 curación con aminosalicilatos. Conclusiones: Se observó un alto porcentaje (70,8%) de curación y mejoría endoscópica, asociado a adherencia y optimización del tratamiento. Abstract in english Introduction: endoscopic mucosal healing in inflammatory bowel disease has been associated with sustained clinical remission and hospitalizations and surgery reduction, but it has been difficult to achieve, according to the literature. So, we decided to assess improvement in endoscopic mucosal in ou [...] r inflammatory bowel disease patients. Purpose: endoscopic mucosal assess improvement in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Methods: multicenter, descriptive and transversal. We included 24 patients with IBD between 17-73 years. Control colonoscopy was performed to evaluate the response to treatment using endoscopic Mayo Score for ulcerative colitis, Simplified Score for Crohn’s disease and postoperative recurrence was evaluated with Rutgeerts Index endoscopic healing was considered when the patient had grade 0 at all scales and improvement when they had one point less in the endoscopy scale in decreased relation to the previous study. Results: ulcerative colitis: 12 patients, 10 received aminosalicylates and 2 biological therapy. The group receiving aminosalicylates, 3 had endoscopic healing, there was endoscopic improvement in 8 of which 6 are aminosalicylates and 2 Infliximab. There was one patient with no improvement aminosalicylates. Crohn’s Disease: 12 patients, 7 with aminosalicylates, 2 biological therapy alone, 2 with biological and immunomodulatory and 1 with biological and aminosalicylates. Of which 4 had endoscopic improvement, 12 stayed the same degree of involvement and 2 with aminosalicylates was endoscopic healing. Conclusions: There was a high percentage (70.8%) of healing and endoscopic improvement associated with adherence and treatment optimization.

  13. Large bowel leiomyosarcoma - a case report

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    The authors report a case of a 49-year-old male patient with leiomyosarcoma of the ascending colon. The patient presented with anemia and an abdominal mass, and the symptoms progressed until a final diagnosis was made nine months later. A plain abdominal x-ray showed the presence of gas outside the bowel, in the right hypochondrium. The double contrast barium enema showed a sublevel displacement of the hepatic flexure and diverticula. An abdominal ultrasound revealed a heterogeneous expansive lesion below the liver containing gas, and a computed tomography of the abdomen revealed an excavated mass below the liver containing liquid, that was not filled by contrast medium. The patient was submitted to a right hemicolectomy with ileocoloanastomosis and the histopathological analysis of the excised material revealed a leiomyosarcoma of the ascending colon. (author)

  14. The Bowel Microbiota and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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    Gerald W. Tannock

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The human bowel contains a large and biodiverse bacterial community known as the microbiota or microbiome. It seems likely that the microbiota, fractions of the microbiota, or specific species comprising the microbiota provide the antigenic fuel that drives the chronic immune inflammation of the bowel mucosa that is characteristic of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. At least twenty years of microbiological research have been expended on analysis of the composition of the bowel microbiota of inflammatory bowel disease patients in comparison to that of control subjects. Despite extensive speculations about the aetiological role of dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel diseases, knowledge that can be easily translated into effective remedies for patients has not eventuated. The causes of this failure may be due to poorly defined and executed bacteriological studies, as well as the overwhelming complexity of a biome that contains hundreds of bacterial species and trillions of bacterial cells.

  15. Cytokine changes in colonic mucosa associated with Blastocystis spp. subtypes 1 and 3 in diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Yakoob, Javed; Abbas, Zaigham; Usman, Muhammad Waqas; Sultana, Aisha; Islam, Muhammad; Awan, Safia; Ahmad, Zubair; Hamid, Saeed; Jafri, Wasim

    2014-06-01

    We determined cytokines (e.g. interleukin-8, 10, 12 and TNF-?) expression by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in rectal mucosa in diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS) with Blastocystis spp. Eighty patients with D-IBS and Blastocystis spp. infection were classified as 'cases' and 80 with D-IBS without Blastocystis spp. infection were classified as 'control'. Cases were subdivided into D-IBS and Blastocystis sp. defined type 1 (subtype-specific primer SB83) and type 3 (SB227). Stool microscopy and culture were performed. Rectal biopsies were obtained for histology and cytokines by real-time PCR for mRNA expression of cytokines. PBMCs IL-8 was similar in different groups but in type 1, IL-8mRNA was increased compared with type 3 (P = 0·001) and control (P = 0·001). In type 1, IL-10 by PBMCs had a low mean value (14·5±1·6) compared with (16·7±1·5) type 3 and (16±2·3) in controls (PBlastocystis sp. type 1, low IL-10 was associated with lymphocyte and plasma cell infiltration (P = 0·015 and P = 0·002, respectively). In Blastocystis sp. type 1 and type 3, IL-12 was associated with goblet cell depletion 23 (85%) (PBlastocystis sp. type 1, low IL-10 was associated with a proinflammatory response characterized by IL-8. PMID:24598032

  16. Dyspnea and large bowel obstruction: a misleading Chilaiditi syndrome.

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    Antonacci, Nicola; Di Saverio, Salomone; Biscardi, Andrea; Giorgini, Eleonora; Villani, Silvia; Tugnoli, Gregorio

    2011-11-01

    Chilaiditi sign is named after the Greek radiologist Demetrius Chilaiditi who first described it when he was working in Vienna In (1910), and it is an incidental radiographic finding. This sign can be more frequently mistaken for pneumoperitoneum which is usually an indication of bowel perforation and can lead to needless surgical intervention. There are several case report reported in literature that describe the association between colonic volvulus and Chilaiditi syndrome that underline the frequent association between these anatomical condition instead no previous report described the association between Chilaiditi syndrome and large bowel obstruction secondary to a malignant sigmoid stenosis in a man presenting with symptoms and signs of upper respiratory distress combined with subacute bowel obstruction. PMID:21861981

  17. Sarcomatous malignant peritoneal mesothelioma with large bowel involvement

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    Hironori Kaneko; Kazutoshi Shibuya; Yoichiro Okubo; Hiroshi Matsumoto; Tomoaki Kaneko; Kimihiko Funahashi

    2010-01-01

    Sarcomatous malignant peritoneal mesothelioma developing in the abdominal cavity is very rare, and little is known about its behavior. A 72-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with anemia and weight loss. Tumor marker levels were within normal limits. Abdominal computed tomography showed an 11¥7 cm tumor in the pelvis, with possible invasion of the large bowel. Colonoscopy revealed a tumor protruding into the cecal lumen with an ulceration of the cecal wall. Although malignancy was su...

  18. Sarcomatous malignant peritoneal mesothelioma with large bowel involvement

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    Hironori Kaneko

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Sarcomatous malignant peritoneal mesothelioma developing in the abdominal cavity is very rare, and little is known about its behavior. A 72-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with anemia and weight loss. Tumor marker levels were within normal limits. Abdominal computed tomography showed an 11¥7 cm tumor in the pelvis, with possible invasion of the large bowel. Colonoscopy revealed a tumor protruding into the cecal lumen with an ulceration of the cecal wall. Although malignancy was suspected, the histological type was not identified in the biopsy specimens. Right hemicolectomy and ileocolic anastomosis were performed as a treatment. A postoperative histopathological examination confirmed the initial diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. Finally, immunohistochemical examination revealed a localized sarcomatous malignant peritoneal mesothelioma with regional lymph node metastases. The patient was followed up postoperatively as an outpatient, and local recurrence was detected in the abdominal cavity 11 months after surgery. In conclusion, localized malignant peritoneal mesothelioma, especially the sarcomatous type, with large bowel involvement is very rare. We should carefully consider the diagnosis and select adequate therapy, because little is known about the behavior of this disease.

  19. Large Intraluminal Ileal Hematoma Presenting as Small Bowel Obstruction in a Child

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    Lim, Yun Jung; Nam, So Hyun; Kim, Seon Jeong

    2015-01-01

    Intraluminal small bowel hematoma has been rarely reported in children, as a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. We present a case of an intraluminal ileal hematoma presenting as small bowel obstruction in a child. Computed Tomography (CT) indicated a large intraluminal hyperdense lesion in the distal ileum as the cause of small bowel obstruction. Abdominal ultrasonography (US) showed an echogenic mass-like lesion with multiple septa in the distal ileum. Small bowel obstruction due to a complicated cystic mass was provisionally diagnosed. Histopathologic examination of the resected mass suggested a submucosal ileal hematoma. Although intraluminal small bowel hematoma is rare in children, it can present as an intraluminal cystic mass and should be considered as a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. The US and CT findings of submucosal ileal hematoma could be useful for the diagnosis of such cases in the future. PMID:25901264

  20. Small bowel adenocarcinoma mimicking a large adrenal tumor

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    Ivovi? Miomira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Adenocarcinoma of the small bowel is a rare gastrointestinal neoplasm usually affecting the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum. Because of their rarity and poorly defined abdominal symptoms, a correct diagnosis is often delayed. Case Outline. We present a 43-year-old woman admitted at the Clinic for Endocrinology due to a large tumor (over 7 cm of the left adrenal gland. The tumor was detected by ultrasound and confirmed by CT scan. The patient complained of abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant, fatigue and septic fever. Normal urinary catecholamines excluded pheochromocytoma. The endocrine evaluations revealed laboratory signs of subclinical hypercorticism: midnight cortisol 235 nmol/L, post 1 mg - overnight Dexamethasone suppression test for cortisol 95.5 nmol/L and basal ACTH 4.2 pg/mL. Plasma rennin activity and aldosterone were within the normal range. Surgery was performed. Intraoperative findings showed signs of acute peritonitis and a small ulceration of the jejunum below at 70 cm on the anal side from the Treitz’s ligament. Adrenal glands were not enlarged. Patohistology and immunochemistry identified adenocarcinoma of the jejunum without infiltration of the lymphatic nodules. The extensive jejunal resection and lavage of the peritoneum were performed. Due to complications of massive peritonitis, the patient died seven days after surgery. Conclusion. Poorly defined symptoms and a low incidence make the diagnosis of small bowel carcinoma, particularly of the jejunal region, very difficult in spite of the new endoscopic techniques.

  1. Sigmoid colon endometriotic mass. A rare cause of complete large bowel obstruction.

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    Al-Qahtani, Hamad H; Alfalah, Haitham; Al-Salamah, Reem A; Elshair, Adel A

    2015-05-01

    Large bowel obstruction is a rare complication of gastrointestinal endometriosis. A 32-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department with complaints of diffuse abdominal pain and constipation for 10 days with progressive abdominal distention and vomiting. Plain abdominal x-ray showed grossly dilated large bowel up to the sigmoid colon with no gas in the rectum. Abdominal computed tomography revealed hugely dilated large bowel up to the sigmoid colon, with sigmoid soft tissue mass. Flexible sigmoidoscopy showed a non-ulcerating sigmoid mass, with complete obstruction of the sigmoid colon, which impeded the further advancement of the scope. She underwent exploratory laparotomy with provisional diagnosis of complete large bowel obstruction due to sigmoid tumor. Sigmiodectomy with end colostomy was performed. Histopathology revealed endometrial glands with stroma in muscularis properia of the sigmoid colon mass. Endometriosis should be considered in women of reproductive age presenting with symptoms of large bowel obstruction. PMID:25935187

  2. Evaluation of large intestinal mucosa regeneration in ulcerative colitis using linear measurements

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    ?olai Matilda

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by three phases: active, regression and remission phase. The active phase is followed by atrophy of the large intestinal mucosa. Although its evaluation is sometimes difficult, quantification of ceratin mucosal parameters can be used as an accessory method. The aim of the study was to determine the parameters of linear micrometry in order to estimate the regeneration of the large intestinal mucosa in ulcerative colitis, and to evaluate the efficiency of this method in everyday work. The measurements were performed on routine bioptic samples after qualitative histologic analysis and determination of the type and stage of the disease. The measurements were carried out to determine: the number of crypts per unit length, the height of crypt epithelium, diameter of crypts, their lumen and interstices; also, the quotient between the diameters of crypts and interstices was calculated. The analysis of the measured parameters points to presence and degree of regeneration and/or atrophy of mucosa, particularly by following the parameters of crypt epithelium. Linear measurements can be used in estimation of regeneration and atrophy of large intestinal mucosa. .

  3. Large bowel obstruction due to sesame seed bezoar: a case report

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    Shaw Aidan G

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We report a case of a 79 year old man with a known benign anastomotic stricture presenting with large bowel obstruction. At laparotomy the obstruction was found to be caused by a large sesame seed bezoar. Seed bezoars are well known to cause impaction in the rectum but have never been previously reported to cause large bowel obstruction. We recommend that patients with known large bowel strictures should be advised not to eat seeds as this could ultimately lead to obstruction, ischaemia or perforation.

  4. [A Case of Small Bowel Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Mimicking Crohn's Disease].

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    Koo, Tae Hyoung; Choi, Won Jong; Han, Seung Hee; Kim, Su Young; Lee, Jong Hun

    2015-04-25

    A 66-year-old male with dyspepsia and weight loss was referred to our hospital for evaluation. On laboratory examination, anti-saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA)-IgA was positive and iron deficiency anemia was present. PET/CT and abdominal CT scan images showed multiple small bowel segmental wall thickening and inflammation. Capsule endoscopy images showed multiple small bowel ulcerative lesions with exudates. Based on laboratory test results and imaging studies, the patient was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and treated with prednisolone and 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA). However, the patient underwent second operation due to small bowel perforation within 2 month after initiation of treatment. Pathology report of the resected specimen was compatible to primary small bowel diffuse large B cell lymphoma and pertinent treatment was given to the patient after recovery. Herein, we describe a case of primary small bowel diffuse large B cell lymphoma that was mistaken for Crohn's disease. PMID:25896159

  5. Pattern and presentation of large bowel neoplasms in Nigerians.

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    Akinola, D O; Arigbabu, A O

    1994-04-01

    It is generally believed that colonic neoplasms are uncommon amongst Blacks. One hundred and twenty seven cases of large bowel neoplasms were treated at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife between 1981 and 1990. There were 84 males and 43 females. The mean age was 53 years. Duration of illness prior to presentation at the hospital varied between two weeks to three years with a mean time lag of 15 months. Intestinal obstruction was found in 83 patients and these also presented with anaemia. However massive rectal bleeding was noticed only in 38 cases. Most of the lesions were rectosigmoid. Some of these patients accounting for 87 cases (69 pc) refused permanent colostomy due to social embarrassment. Histopathologic appearance of the tumours were mostly adenocarcinoma in 97 cases. Thirty five patients died within the first year of their presentation and management. Twenty eight patients are still being followed up while other patients have been lost to follow up. This study shows that a sizeable number of patients suffer from colonic neoplasm in our community. PMID:7954718

  6. Gallstone Ileus of the Sigmoid Colon: An Unusual Cause of Large-Bowel Obstruction

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    Andrzej Goscimski

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Gallstone ileus of the colon is an exceedingly rare cause of large-bowel obstruction. It is usually the result of fistula formation between the gallbladder and large bowel facilitating entry of the stone into gastrointestinal tract. Contrast enhanced abdominal computed tomography is an important diagnostic aid. Surgical management is the treatment of choice to prevent the disastrous complications of large-bowel obstruction. We describe the case of a 92-year-old man who presented with symptoms and signs of large-bowel obstruction. Radiological investigation showed a large gallstone impacted in the sigmoid colon. Open enterolithotomy was undertaken relieving the obstruction and the patient made a full recovery.

  7. Isolated bladder metastasis causing large bowel obstruction: a case report of an atypical presentation of intussusception

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    Blasberg, Justin D.; Schwartz, Gary; Mull, Jason A.; Moore, Eric

    2009-01-01

    Intussusception of the large bowel is a rare clinical entity. In adults, this pathology is usually associated with a malignant lead point and often requires operative management. Reported is the case of an 83-year-old female who was recently diagnosed with superficial bladder cancer (T1) treated by partial cystectomy. She presented 3 months post-operatively with an isolated mucosal metastasis of the transverse colon causing intussusception and large bowel obstruction. The patient was successf...

  8. Single-layer anastomosis in the large bowel: ten years' experience.

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    Matheson, N. A.; Valerio, D.; Farquharson, A.; Thomson, H.

    1981-01-01

    Satisfactory experience with single-layer colorectal anastomosis during 1969-74 led to an analysis of the results of single-layer large bowel anastomosis during the subsequent years 1975-79. This technique has continued to be associated with a low incidence of anastomotic failure, but anastomotic integrity also depends on rigorous attitudes to bowel preparation, to bacterial contamination and to the avoidance of anastomosis when the risk of anastomotic failure is high.

  9. Ischemic colitis and large bowel infarction: a case report.

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    Georgescu, Eugen Florin; Carstea, Doina; Dumitrescu, Daniela; Teodorescu, Ramona; Carstea, Andrei

    2012-10-21

    Ischemic bowel disease results from an acute or chronic drop in the blood supply to the bowel and may have various clinical presentations, such as intestinal angina, ischemic colitis or intestinal infarction. Elderly patients with systemic atherosclerosis who are symptomatic for the disease in two or more vascular beds have multiple comorbidities and are particularly at risk. The clinical evolution and outcome of this disease are difficult to predict because of its pleomorphic aspects and the general lack of statistical data. In this paper, we present the case of a patient who was monitored in our unit for six years. For this patient, we encountered iterative changes in the clinical pattern, beginning with chronic "intestinal angina" and finishing with signs of acute mesenteric ischemia after an episode of ischemic colitis. This evolution is particularly rare in clinical practice, and the case is instructive because it raises discussions about the natural history of the condition and the therapeutic decisions that should be made at every stage of the disease. An important lesson is that ischemic bowel disease should always be considered in patients who have multiple risk factors for atherosclerosis and have experienced recurrent "indistinct" abdominal symptoms. In these cases, aggressive investigation and therapeutic decisions must be taken whenever possible. Despite an absence of standardized protocols, angiographic evaluation and revascularization procedures have beneficial outcomes. Current advances in endovascular therapy, such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting, should be increasingly used in patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia. Such therapy can avoid the risks that are associated with open repair. However, technical difficulties, especially in severe stenotic lesions, frequently occur. PMID:23112560

  10. FOLLOW UP IN LARGE BOWEL RESECTIONS: WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF’S SYNDROME

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The main complication of large bowel resection is the malabsorption syndrome, a rare form of which is the syndrome of Wernicke-Korsakoff. Patients and Methods. B.E. following gastro-entero anastomosis develops Syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff characterized by progressive state of disorientation, fixity of gaze, dysphoria. Results. Syndrome Wernicke-Korsacoff is linked to a deficiency of thiamin (also known as vitamin B1. Conclusions. In the follow up of patients who underwent a large bowel resection will be important to carry out systematic blood tests that can detect any frameworks-megaloblastic anemia macrocytosis deficiency vit. B12, iron deficiency, hypomagnesaemia, hypocalcemia, ipodisprotidemy. In the follow up of patients who underwent a large bowel resection will be important to carry out systematic blood tests that can detect any frameworks-megaloblastic anemia macrocytosis deficiency vit. B12, iron deficiency, hypomagnesaemia, hypocalcemia,ipodisprotidemy.

  11. Intramural and subserosal echogenic foci on US in large-bowel intussusceptions: prognostic indicator for reducibility?

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    In large-bowel intussusceptions, several US signs are known to indicate a lower likelihood of reducibility by enema. US can demonstrate echogenic dots or lines (foci) in the bowel wall, which might indicate an ischemic bowel. To determine the presence of echogenic intramural and subserosal foci in large-bowel intussusceptions and to evaluate the degree of correlation with reducibility. Between 2001 and 2008, 74 consecutive US examinations were retrospectively evaluated by two pediatric radiologists for intramural and subserosal echogenic foci, or trapped gas, in the intussusception. The degree of correlation between the sonographic findings and reducibility was evaluated. Of 73 intussusceptions examined by US, 56 (76%) were reducible and 17 (23%) were not reducible. Out of 10 intussusceptions with intramural gas, 11 with subserosal gas, and 14 with intramural and subserosal gas, 8 (80%), 6 (56%), 9 (64%), respectively, were not reducible. The presence of intramural gas or subserosal gas or both predicted a lower chance of reduction, but with regard to the effect of these findings together, intramural gas was the only significant predictor. Having intramural gas in large-bowel intussusception significantly decreases the chance of reduction. (orig.)

  12. Biology of large bowel cancer. Present status and research frontiers.

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    Lipkin, M

    1975-12-01

    Man and laboratory rodents exposed to chemical carcinogens both show changes in growth characteristics of colonic epithelial cells during neoplastic transformation. Progressive phases of abnormal cell development appear in colonic epithelial cells which gain an increased ability to proliferate and accumulate in the mucosa. These phases in the expression of neoplastic transformation of colonic cells are best defined in the dominant inherited disease of man as adenomatosis of the colon and rectum. Individuals with inherited adenomatosis and those in lesser risk categories can be classified by cell phenotype based on changes in the proliferation and maturation of colonic and other cells. These classifications are leading to new predictive indices which identify heightened degrees of susceptibility of individuals who are at increased risk for colon cancer, and the stage of development of their disease. The indices also are being used to study the contribution of specific elements in the enviroment that modify or accelerate the progression of disease. PMID:2379

  13. Small and large bowel volvulus: Clues to early recognition and complications

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    Small and large bowel volvulus are uncommon causes of bowel obstruction with nonspecific clinical manifestations which may delay the diagnosis and increase morbidity. Therefore, radiologists play an important role in promptly establishing the diagnosis, recognizing underlying congenital or acquired risk factors and detecting potentially life-threatening complications. Multidetector CT performed with intravenous contrast is currently the preferred modality for the evaluation of volvulus, which is best appreciated when imaging is perpendicular to the axis of bowel rotation, hence the benefit of multiplanar reformations. In this pictorial essay we review the pathophysiology of the different types of intestinal volvulus, discuss diagnostic criteria for prompt diagnosis of volvulus and emphasize early recognition of the complications.

  14. FOLLOW UP IN LARGE BOWEL RESECTIONS: WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF’S SYNDROME

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    Marzocca, G; G. Tamo Tamo; F. Varrone; Y. Macchitella; C. Staffieri; M. Lo Gatto

    2009-01-01

    Introduction. The main complication of large bowel resection is the malabsorption syndrome, a rare form of which is the syndrome of Wernicke-Korsakoff. Patients and Methods. B.E. following gastro-entero anastomosis develops Syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff characterized by progressive state of disorientation, fixity of gaze, dysphoria. Results. Syndrome Wernicke-Korsacoff is linked to a deficiency of thiamin (also known as vitamin B1). Conclusions. In the follow up of patients who underwent a larg...

  15. The physical nature of a large bowel perforation predicts severity of the subsequent inflammatory response.

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    Lundblad, R; Sandven, P; Giercksky, K E

    1995-06-01

    The aim of the study was to determine how the physical nature of a large bowel perforation influences the host inflammatory response. Two rat models were used: a 4 mm cecal perforation (CP) and a cecal ligation with 23 gauge needle puncture (CLP). CP gave a more fulminant course and this was reflected in higher levels of bacteria, endotoxin, tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-1 (IL-1), and IL-6, which were all strongly compartmentalized in the peritoneal cavity. Despite a sustained enhancement of cytokines in peritoneal fluid, only a temporary burst of tumor necrosis factor, and no release of IL-1, were seen in serum, whereas IL-6 was continuously released. Depletion of leukocytes was more pronounced in CP than CLP. In summary, a large bowel perforation like CP triggers an overwhelming host reaction with leukocytopenia, cytokine release, dehydration, hypoperfusion, and death. The smaller fecal inoculum in CLP gives a more subacute inflammatory response. PMID:7656071

  16. [Approaches for formation of the large bowel anastomoses for prophylaxis of their sutures insufficiency].

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    Militsa, N N; Postolenko, N D; Militsa, K N; Angelovski?, I N; Soldusova, V V; Kazakov, V S

    2014-11-01

    The results of surgical treatment of 424 patients, in whom the postponed and elective surgery was done for the large bowel malignancies, were analyzed. Advantages of a one-layer suture while formation of a large-bowel anastomoses in comparison with a two-layer suture were noted: minimal rate of the sutures insufficiency--(4.9 +/- 0.8)%, and (7.9 +/- 1.7)%, accordingly (p<0.001). Mostly often insufficience of the colorectal anastomosis sutures was observed after anterior rectal resection--in (9.7 +/- 1.9)% and (7.2 +/- 1.5)% patients. Postoperative lethality was 2.6%, for majority of the patients the reasons of the death were pulmonary thromboembolism and an acute cardio-vascu- lar insufficiency. PMID:25675738

  17. Management of acute large bowel obstruction due to colorectal cancer: Diversion colostomy versus stent placement

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    Fotiadis, C.; A. Givry; Baque, P.; JL Bernard; A. Rahili; C. Pilichos; Benchimol, D.; Bourgeon, A

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    Background and Aim: Colonic stenting is a novel and privileged therapeutic option for malignant obstructions of the large bowel, especially as a bridging procedure to elective surgery. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the efficacy of the traditional surgical approach with stent placement in the management of obstructing colorectal tumours. Patients and Methods: Thirty-three patients with malignant colonic obstruction were retrospectively studied. Of them, 17 underwent a dive...

  18. A comparison of two methods of palliation of large bowel obstruction due to irremovable colon cancer.

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    Johnson, Richard; Marsh, Ralph; Corson, John; Seymour, Keith

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    INTRODUCTION: Untreated malignant large bowel obstruction is rapidly fatal. Short-term palliation of symptoms can be achieved by formation of a stoma in those patients for whom resection surgery is inappropriate. In the final months of life, a stoma represents a significant burden for both patients and carers. Palliative endoluminal stenting may therefore be an attractive alternative option for this poor prognostic group. PATIENTS: Thirty-six patients were studied of whom 18 had obstructing l...

  19. Total colectomy with „J”-reservoir for synchronous neoplasia of the large bowel and rectum

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    Daciana N. Chiril?

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: we want to present two cases of multiple synchronous neoplasias of the colon and upper rectum admitted in our department,for which a limited excision was not enough. Case presentation: there were two cases for which we performed a total colectomy withileo-rectostomy with „J”-reservoir, avoiding a straight ileo-rectoanastomosis. Results: the patients recovered without complications, with fewbowel emissions per day. Post-surgery recovery was uneventful in both patients. One year after the surgery, the patients experienced two andthree normal bowel motions daily and no episodes of incontinence. Conclusion: the method is good for patients with multiple primary neoplasiasof large bowel and upper rectum and offers a good condition of life.

  20. Expression of toll-like receptors 2 and 4 and CD14 in human intestina mucosa from patiens with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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    Vienna : Basic Science in Allergology, 2006, s. 253-253. [Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology /25./. Vienna (AT), 10.06.2006-14.06.2006] R&D Projects: GA ?R GD310/03/H147 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50200510 Keywords : Toll -like receptors * intestinal mucosa * cd14 Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  1. The bacterial colonization of the large bowel of pre-term low birth weight neonates.

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    Stark, P L; Lee, A.(Physics Department, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 43210, USA)

    1982-01-01

    The bacterial colonization of the large bowel of 11 pre-term, low birth weight neonates who were nourished by expressed breast milk was examined by culturing serial faecal samples and compared to that observed in eight breast-fed and seven formula-fed full-term neonates. Pre-term neonates were colonized by high counts of facultatively anaerobic bacteria from the first days of life while bifidobacteria colonized only six babies during the first week and appeared in only one baby before day 5. ...

  2. Excision of a large abdominal wall lipoma improved bowel passage in a Proteus syndrome patient

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    Yoshifumi Nakayama, Shinichi Kusuda, Naoki Nagata, Koji Yamaguchi

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Proteus syndrome is an extremely rare congenital disorder that produces multifocal overgrowth of tissue. This report presents a surgical case of a large lipoma in the abdominal wall of a patient with Proteus syndrome. She was diagnosed with Proteus syndrome based on certain diagnostic criteria. The neoplasm increased in size gradually, producing hemihypertrophy of her left lower extremity and trunk, and spread to her retroperitoneum and her left abdominal wall. She experienced gradually progressive constipation, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT of the abdomen demonstrated a large mass in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the left lower abdominal wall which measured 12 cm × 8 cm x 6 cm in diameter and encased the left colon. This mass in the abdominal wall was excised. The weight of the excised mass was 1550 g. The histopathological diagnosis of this mass was lipoma. After surgery, the encasement of the left colon was improved, and the patient was able to move her bowels twice per day. The excision of the large lipoma in the abdominal wall contributed to the improved bowel passage in this patient with Proteus syndrome.

  3. Influence of green and gold kiwifruit on indices of large bowel function in healthy rats.

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    Paturi, Gunaranjan; Butts, Christine A; Bentley-Hewitt, Kerry L; Ansell, Juliet

    2014-08-01

    The effects of kiwifruit on large bowel health were investigated in healthy rats. Four-week old Sprague-Dawley rats were given diets containing 10% homogenized green kiwifruit, gold kiwifruit or 10% glucose solution (control) over 4 or 6 wk. Green kiwifruit increased the fecal output compared to control. Growth of certain bacterial species in cecum was influenced by both green and gold kiwifruit. A significant increase in cecal Lachnospiraceae in rats fed the green kiwifruit diet was observed at week 4. At week 6, green and gold kiwifruit diets assisted in improving colonic barrier function by upregulating the expression of mucin (MUC)-2, MUC3, Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 or trefoil factor-3 genes. Gold kiwifruit consumption increased the colonic goblet cells per crypt at week 6. Significant negative correlations between E. coli and ?-defensin 1 and TLR4 expression were observed. Consuming green and gold kiwifruit for 6 wk significantly altered the biomarkers of large bowel health; indicating that regularly consuming kiwifruit helps attain optimal digestive health. PMID:25048562

  4. Imaging findings of midgut volvuIus associated with a large small-bowel diverticulum in an aduIt patient: case report

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    Although most patients with jejunoileal diverticulum are asymptomatic, a large, small-bowel diverticulum can be associated with midgut volvulus in an adult. We present a rare case of midgut volvulus that was associated with a large, small-bowel diverticulum in a 77-year-old woman presenting with chronic recurrent abdominal pain. The CT showed the characteristic whirl sign of twisted mesentery, the small bowel loops along the superior mesenteric artery and a large sac-like small-bowel diverticulum. A small bowel series also demonstrated a corkscrew appearance of proximal jejunum, a finding suggestive of midgut volvulus, and a large jejunal diverticulum. During the laparotomy, the small bowel was seen twisted counterclockwise 270 .deg.. The mesenteric root was very shortened. A 4 cm sized diverticulum was seen on the mesenteric border of jejunum, on the portion about 40 cm distal from the Treitz ligament

  5. Cirugía de colon abierta con "Fast Track" o recuperación acelerada / "Fast Track" large bowel surgery

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    LEONARDO, ESPÍNDOLA S.

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La Cirugía resectiva de colon se asocia a una hospitalización de 6 a 10 días. En el último tiempo se ha desarrollado el concepto de rehabilitación multimodal o "Fast track" que involucra una combinación de técnicas que llevan a reducir la respuesta al stress quirúrgico, optimizar la re [...] cuperación y reducir los días de hospitalización. Objetivo: Evaluar el postoperatorio de pacientes sometidos a cirugía electiva de colon y recto superior utilizando un protocolo de "Fast track". Material y Método: Ingresaron a un protocolo prospectivo de recuperación acelerada, todos los enfermos sometidos a cirugía electiva de colon y recto superior en el Hospital Militar de Santiago en el período comprendido entre Agosto 2004 a Noviembre 2005. Se evalúa íleo postoperatorio, días de hospitalización, complicaciones postoperatorias y satisfacción de pacientes. Resultados: Ingresaron 40 pacientes consecutivos, 19 hombres (48%) y 21 mujeres (52%). La edad promedio fue 66 años (39-87), 24 pacientes (60%) eran ASA II y 38% ASA I. El 97,5% expulsó gases en las primeras 48 h. La primera defecación ocurrió dentro de las primeras 48 h en el 47,5% de los pacientes y en el 37,5% a las 72 h. El 78% de los paciente fueron dados de alta al 4° día. La escala visual análoga (EVA) para dolor a las 24 h era Abstract in english Introduction: Large Bowel resective surgery requires 6 to 10 days in-hospital stay. Recently the multimodality rehabilitation concept or "fast track" surgery, a combination of different techniques in order to reduce surgical stress, increase recuperation and decrease in-hospital stay, has become an [...] option. Objective: Evaluate postoperative evolution of patients submitted for elective large bowel and rectum resection using "Fast Track" protocol. Material and Method: Prospective Fast track protocol includes all patients submitted for elective large bowel and rectum resection in Military Hospital of Santiago during August 2004 to November 2005. Outcomes concerning postoperative ileus, in-hospital stay, complications and patient satisfaction were recorded. Results: 40 patients, 19 male (48%) and 21 female (52%) consecutive patients were included. Average age 66 years (39-87), 24 patients (60%) were classified ASA II and 38% ASA I. During the first 48 hrs 97.5% had anal flatulence. First defecation occurred before 48 hrs in 47.5% and in 37.5% at 72 hrs. Hospital discharge at 4*11 day was possible in 78%. Pain visual analogical scale at 24 hrs was less than 2 in 95%. Satisfaction rate was very good in 70%. Morbidity was 18% without mortality. Anastomotic dehiscence was 2.5%. Conclusions: Fast Track protocol reduces in- hospital stay, pain and postoperative ileus.

  6. Cirugía de colon abierta con "Fast Track" o recuperación acelerada "Fast Track" large bowel surgery

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La Cirugía resectiva de colon se asocia a una hospitalización de 6 a 10 días. En el último tiempo se ha desarrollado el concepto de rehabilitación multimodal o "Fast track" que involucra una combinación de técnicas que llevan a reducir la respuesta al stress quirúrgico, optimizar la recuperación y reducir los días de hospitalización. Objetivo: Evaluar el postoperatorio de pacientes sometidos a cirugía electiva de colon y recto superior utilizando un protocolo de "Fast track". Material y Método: Ingresaron a un protocolo prospectivo de recuperación acelerada, todos los enfermos sometidos a cirugía electiva de colon y recto superior en el Hospital Militar de Santiago en el período comprendido entre Agosto 2004 a Noviembre 2005. Se evalúa íleo postoperatorio, días de hospitalización, complicaciones postoperatorias y satisfacción de pacientes. Resultados: Ingresaron 40 pacientes consecutivos, 19 hombres (48% y 21 mujeres (52%. La edad promedio fue 66 años (39-87, 24 pacientes (60% eran ASA II y 38% ASA I. El 97,5% expulsó gases en las primeras 48 h. La primera defecación ocurrió dentro de las primeras 48 h en el 47,5% de los pacientes y en el 37,5% a las 72 h. El 78% de los paciente fueron dados de alta al 4° día. La escala visual análoga (EVA para dolor a las 24 h era Introduction: Large Bowel resective surgery requires 6 to 10 days in-hospital stay. Recently the multimodality rehabilitation concept or "fast track" surgery, a combination of different techniques in order to reduce surgical stress, increase recuperation and decrease in-hospital stay, has become an option. Objective: Evaluate postoperative evolution of patients submitted for elective large bowel and rectum resection using "Fast Track" protocol. Material and Method: Prospective Fast track protocol includes all patients submitted for elective large bowel and rectum resection in Military Hospital of Santiago during August 2004 to November 2005. Outcomes concerning postoperative ileus, in-hospital stay, complications and patient satisfaction were recorded. Results: 40 patients, 19 male (48% and 21 female (52% consecutive patients were included. Average age 66 years (39-87, 24 patients (60% were classified ASA II and 38% ASA I. During the first 48 hrs 97.5% had anal flatulence. First defecation occurred before 48 hrs in 47.5% and in 37.5% at 72 hrs. Hospital discharge at 4*11 day was possible in 78%. Pain visual analogical scale at 24 hrs was less than 2 in 95%. Satisfaction rate was very good in 70%. Morbidity was 18% without mortality. Anastomotic dehiscence was 2.5%. Conclusions: Fast Track protocol reduces in- hospital stay, pain and postoperative ileus.

  7. Carcinoma of the large bowel after a single massive dose of radiation in healthy teenagers

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    Rotmensch, S.; Avigad, I.; Soffer, E.E.; Horowitz, A.; Bar-Meir, S.; Confino, R.; Czerniak, A.; Wolfstein, I.

    1986-02-15

    Three healthy teenagers were exposed to a single pelvic x-ray irradiation as part of sterilization experiments performed in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943. Single and multiple carcinomas of the colon and rectum developed 40 years later in the radiation field. Histologic examination of surgical specimens revealed severe radiation-induced changes in all layers of tumor-adjacent areas. In contrast to previous reports of radiation-induced large bowel cancers, these women had not undergone repeated courses of radiation, had no known co-existing disease that might raise the risk for colonic and rectal malignancies, and had an extremely long and remarkably similar latency period. These cases emphasize the need for long-term surveillance in previously radiated patients. Since thousands of teenagers were subjected to similar sterilization experiments, awareness of this association might help in the early diagnosis of additional cases.

  8. Carcinoma of the large bowel after a single massive dose of radiation in healthy teenagers

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    Three healthy teenagers were exposed to a single pelvic x-ray irradiation as part of sterilization experiments performed in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943. Single and multiple carcinomas of the colon and rectum developed 40 years later in the radiation field. Histologic examination of surgical specimens revealed severe radiation-induced changes in all layers of tumor-adjacent areas. In contrast to previous reports of radiation-induced large bowel cancers, these women had not undergone repeated courses of radiation, had no known co-existing disease that might raise the risk for colonic and rectal malignancies, and had an extremely long and remarkably similar latency period. These cases emphasize the need for long-term surveillance in previously radiated patients. Since thousands of teenagers were subjected to similar sterilization experiments, awareness of this association might help in the early diagnosis of additional cases

  9. Management of acute large bowel obstruction due to colorectal cancer: Diversion colostomy versus stent placement

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Colonic stenting is a novel and privileged therapeutic option for malignant obstructions of the large bowel, especially as a bridging procedure to elective surgery. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the efficacy of the traditional surgical approach with stent placement in the management of obstructing colorectal tumours. Patients and Methods: Thirty-three patients with malignant colonic obstruction were retrospectively studied. Of them, 17 underwent a diversion colostomy (group I, while 16 were treated with SEMS (group II. Early outcome, late outcome and duration of hospitalisation were evaluated. For statistical analysis chi-square and Student.s t-test were used (statistical significance level P<0.05. Results: One death in each group occurred within the first 3 days following colonic decompression. One case of pulmonary embolism (group I and one case of asymptomatic colonic perforation (group II were the only early morbid situations complicating decompressing interventions. Elective surgery was finally performed on 10 patients in group I and in 9 patients in group II. One case of early local recurrence after tumor resection was observed in the stenting group. The cumulated mortality rate was estimated at 6.9% and 9.1 % and cumulated morbidity rate at 20.7% and 9.1% for the two groups respectively. The mean time of hospitalization was significantly longer in the colostomy group. Conclusions: SEMS are effective for the temporary treatment of malignant occlusions of the large bowel and particularly advantageous not only because of their technical simplicity but also good tolerance and quality of life which they offer epecially in cases of locally or distally extended disease.

  10. Intestinal perfusion of dietary levels of aluminium: association with the mucosa.

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    Powell, J J; Ainley, C C; Evans, R.; Thompson, R P

    1994-01-01

    An aluminium (93 microM) sulphate solution freshly adjusted to pH 7.0 was perfused through the rat small bowel to mimic the reported physiological conditions that follow dietary aluminium ingestion. One third of this aluminium was taken up from the perfusate, but > 90% of this was then recovered from the intestinal mucus/mucosa and most (> 70%) from the distal third of the small bowel. The fresh perfusate was shown by ultrafiltration to contain largely particulate/colloidal aluminium-hydroxid...

  11. Effect of small bowel preparation with simethicone on capsule endoscopy*

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    Fang, You-hong; Chen, Chun-Xiao; Zhang, Bing-ling

    2009-01-01

    Background: Capsule endoscopy is a novel non-invasive method for visualization of the entire small bowel. The diagnostic yield of capsule endoscopy depends on the quality of visualization of the small bowel mucosa and its complete passage through the small bowel. To date, there is no standardized protocol for bowel preparation before capsule endoscopy. The addition of simethicone in the bowel preparation for the purpose of reducing air bubbles in the intestinal lumen had only been studied by ...

  12. Cistadenoma mucinoso del apéndice cecal como causa de gangrena intestinal / Appendiceal mucocele causing large bowel gangrene

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    Humberto, Osnaya M; Tahitiana Abelina, Zaragoza S; Marco Antonio, Mondragón C.

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los tumores del Apéndice Cecal corresponden al 0,5% de las neoplasias gastrointestinales y se encuentran entre el 0,8% y el 1% de las apendicectomías. El término Mucocele Apendicular (AM), se refiere a un grupo de lesiones localizados a nivel del ciego cuyo rango de incidencia está ent [...] re el 0,2% y el 0,3% de todas las apendicectomías, y entre el 8-10% de todos los tumores apendiculares. Las presentaciones clínicas más frecuentes son: cuadro clínico de apendicitis aguda, como hallazgo incidental como en el caso de esta paciente, o como masa abdominal en fosa ilíaca derecha. Caso clínico: Se presenta un caso de Cistade-noma Mucinoso Apendicular (CAM) encontrado como hallazgo incidental en un abdomen agudo quirúrgico con la particularidad de presentarse con una necrosis intestinal. Abstract in english Introduction: Appendiceal mucocele are lesions located in the cecum, which are found in 0.2 to 0.3% of appendectomies and correspond to 8-10% of all appendiceal tumors. Clinical case: We report a 83 years old female consulting for abdominal pain lasting 24 hours. On physical examination, signs of pe [...] ritoneal irritation were found. The patient was operated, finding an appendiceal tumor that was coiled up in the mesentery with large bowel gangrene. An intestinal resection, terminal ileostomy, appendectomy and surgical lavage were performed. The pathological study of the surgical piece reported a mucinous cystadenoma.

  13. Cigarette smoking in relation to risk of large bowel cancer in women.

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    Newcomb, P A; Storer, B E; Marcus, P M

    1995-11-01

    Smoking habits were ascertained by interview from Wisconsin women aged 30-74 years with newly reported diagnoses of colon (n = 536) and rectal (n = 243) cancer and 2315 randomly selected population controls. After controlling for age, body mass index, alcohol consumption, family history of large bowel cancer, and history of screening sigmoidoscopy, significantly elevated risks were observed for women who had ever smoked, in both the colon (odds ratio, 1.28; 95% confidence interval, 1.03-1.58) and rectum (odds ratio, 1.44; 95% confidence interval, 1.08-1.92). Risk significantly increased with greater number of cigarettes smoked per day, longer duration of smoking, and earlier age at initiation for both the colon and the rectum; however, only duration of smoking was not independently associated with risk. Among former smokers, risk for both colon and rectal cancer remained elevated. These data suggest that women who smoke are at elevated risk of both colon and rectal cancer and that increased risk persists even among former smokers. PMID:7585528

  14. Management of Recurrent Large Bowel Obstruction Due to Stent Occlusion by ‘Stent-Over-Stent’: A Case Report and Literature Review

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    D. Yi-Po Tsang; Hester Yui-Shan Cheung; Cliff Chi-Chiu Chung; Michael Ka-Wah Li

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    Endoscopic stenting for malignant large bowel obstruction is common nowadays. However, recurrent obstruction secondary to stent occlusion due to tumour ingrowth or overgrowth might occur. We reported a case of a 70-year-old man with large bowel obstruction initially treated with colonic stenting. It was complicated with recurrent intestinal obstruction, with colonoscopy showing stent blockage by tumour ingrowth over distal part of the stent. Successful endoscopic implantation of additional co...

  15. Adenocarcinoma with adenoma in the jejunum suggesting an adenoma-carcinoma sequence in the small bowel: A case report.

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    Nakano, Yorika; Adachi, Yasushi; Okamoto, Hideki; Kiyama, Yoshiaki; Koyama, Takashi; Nakamura, Shin-Ichi; Li, Qing; Sakaida, Noriko; Uemura, Yoshiko; Ikehara, Susumu

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    Other than that in the duodenum, adenocarcinoma in the small bowel is rare. The present study describes a case of adenocarcinoma with adenoma in the jejunum. A 70-year-old male was admitted to hospital due to dehydration induced by abdominal discomfort and difficulty with oral intake. Computed tomography revealed a tumor in the upper side of the jejunum, which was subsequently resected. The tumor contained adenocarcinoma and adenoma. The protein expression of p53 and Ki-67 was analyzed in the normal mucosa, adenoma and adenocarcinoma. The number of epithelial cells expressing p53 and Ki-67 was found to increase in the adenoma tissue compared with that in the normal mucosa. In the adenocarcinoma tissue, the number of cells expressing p53 and Ki-67 further increased, suggesting that an adenoma-adenocarcinoma sequence may occur in the small bowel, similar to that observed in the large bowel. PMID:25009647

  16. What to do with a non-rolling stone? Surgical on-table dilemma in large bowel obstruction due to an impacted gallstone

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    Das, Niloy; Plummer, Nicholas R.; Raja, Hassan; Vashist, Ashok

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    We present a rare case of large bowel obstruction secondary to colonic gallstones in a frail nonagenarian. Uniquely, the stone was impacted in the descending colon-sigmoid junction, in the absence of underlying bowel pathology distal to the stone. In light of worsening pain and distension after failed endoscopic treatment, the patient was treated with an emergency laparotomy. After an on-table dilemma, a proximal defunctioning loop colostomy was fashioned and the stone left in situ, with the ...

  17. Primary Breast Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT Lymphoma Transformation to Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma: A Case Report

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    ?erife Hülya Arslan

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL of the breast constitutes 0.04%-0.53% of all malignancies and 2.2% of extra nodal lymphomas. In total, 7%-8% of all B-cell lymphomas are the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT type, of which up to 50% of primary gastric MALT lymphoma. Herein we present a patient with breast MALT lymphoma that transformed to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL. A 69-year-old female presented with a mass on her left breast. Physical examination showed a 3 × 3-cm mass located 1 cm from the areola on the upper lateral quadrant of the breast at the 1 o’clock position, which was fixed and firm. Excisional biopsy was performed and pathologic examination of the specimen showed MALT lymphoma transformation to DLBCL. The patient was staged as II-EA. The rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisolone (R-CHOP protocol was scheduled as treatment. Following 6 courses of R-CHOP, 2 additional courses of rituximab were administered. Positron emission tomography (PET-CT was done at the end of the treatment. PET showed that the patient was in complete remission. At the time this report was written, the patient was being followed-up at the outpatient clinic on a regular basis. Lymphoma of the breast is a rarity among malignant tumors of the breast. The most common type of lymphoma is DLBCL. Breast MALT lymphoma is extremely rare. Primary MALT lymphoma of the breast can transform from low grade to high grade and recurrence is possible; therefore, such patients should be monitored carefully for transformation.

  18. Accidental Bowel Leakage

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    ... to control body functions, such as heartbeat or blood pressure. Bowels: The small and large intestines. Colon: The large intestine. Colostomy: An opening that connects the colon to a bag on the surface of the abdomen, which provides ...

  19. Breath methane and large bowel cancer risk in contrasting African populations.

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    Segal, I.; Walker, A. R.; Lord, S.; Cummings, J. H.

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    Breath methane has been measured in 1016 people from four populations resident in Southern Africa which experience widely different risks of bowel cancer and other colonic diseases. Highly significant differences in the proportion of subjects with detectable methane in breath were found; % producers--rural black 84, urban black 72, white 52, Indian 41 (chi 2 121 p less than 0.001 3 df). There was a slight preponderance of female producers over male (female producers 63%, males 57%) and an age...

  20. Large bowel leiomyosarcoma - a case report; Leiomiosarcoma do intestino grosso - relato de um caso

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    Lopes, Simone Goncalves; Marchiori, Edson; Brick, Julieta Figueiredo; Curty Neto, Eduardo; Scherman, Alexandre; Silva, Ana Carina Gamboa da; Machado, Bruno Beber [Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Radiologia]. E-mail: edmarchiori@zipmail.com.br

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    The authors report a case of a 49-year-old male patient with leiomyosarcoma of the ascending colon. The patient presented with anemia and an abdominal mass, and the symptoms progressed until a final diagnosis was made nine months later. A plain abdominal x-ray showed the presence of gas outside the bowel, in the right hypochondrium. The double contrast barium enema showed a sublevel displacement of the hepatic flexure and diverticula. An abdominal ultrasound revealed a heterogeneous expansive lesion below the liver containing gas, and a computed tomography of the abdomen revealed an excavated mass below the liver containing liquid, that was not filled by contrast medium. The patient was submitted to a right hemicolectomy with ileocoloanastomosis and the histopathological analysis of the excised material revealed a leiomyosarcoma of the ascending colon. (author)

  1. The pathogenesis of the chronic radiation ulcer of the large bowel in rats

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    The authors have examined the influence of secondary infection, inflammation and the consistency and amount of faeces on the development of chronic radiation ulcers in rats. It is concluded that chronic ulceration is not always fatal but may be repaired if the faeces are soft and their volume reduced. However, this repair is not complete but leads to cystic colitis and repeated and progressive signs of transient rectal obstruction until fatal ileus occurs. From these and other experiments the authors conclude that the development of chronic radiation ulcer and of cystic radiation colitis in rats and in patients is the result of secondary mechanical damage to a susceptible atrophic mucosa and not the direct consequence of radiation damage to a specific target cell population. (UK)

  2. Role of wireless capsule endoscopy in the follow-up of inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Mitselos, Ioannis V; Christodoulou, Dimitrios K; Katsanos, Konstantinos H; Tsianos, Epameinondas V

    2015-06-10

    The introduction of wireless capsule endoscopy in 2000 has revolutionized our ability to visualize parts of the small bowel mucosa classically unreached by the conventional endoscope, and since the recent introduction of colon capsule endoscopy, a promising alternative method has been available for the evaluation of large bowel mucosa. The advantages of wireless capsule endoscopy include its non-invasive character and its ability to visualize proximal and distal parts of the intestine, while important disadvantages include the procedure's inability of tissue sampling and significant incompletion rate. Its greatest limitation is the prohibited use in cases of known or suspected stenosis of the intestinal lumen due to high risk of retention. Wireless capsule endoscopy plays an important role in the early recognition of recurrence, on Crohn's disease patients who have undergone ileocolonic resection for the treatment of Crohn's disease complications, and in patients' management and therapeutic strategy planning, before obvious clinical and laboratory relapse. Although capsule endoscopy cannot replace traditional endoscopy, it offers valuable information on the evaluation of intestinal disease and has a significant impact on disease reclassification of patients with a previous diagnosis of ulcerative colitis or inflammatory bowel disease unclassified/indeterminate colitis. Moreover, it may serve as an effective alternative where colonoscopy is contraindicated and in cases with incomplete colonoscopy studies. The use of patency capsule maximizes safety and is advocated in cases of suspected small or large bowel stenosis. PMID:26078832

  3. Acute on Chronic Pancreatitis Causing a Highway to the Colon with Subsequent Road Closure: Pancreatic Colonic Fistula Presenting as a Large Bowel Obstruction Treated with Pancreatic Duct Stenting

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    Cochrane, Justin; Schlepp, Greg

    2015-01-01

    Context. Colonic complications associated with acute pancreatitis have a low incidence but carry an increased risk of mortality with delayed diagnosis and treatment. Pancreatic colonic fistula is most commonly associated with walled off pancreatic necrosis or abscess formation and rarely forms spontaneously. Classic clinical manifestations for pancreatic colonic fistula include diarrhea, hematochezia, and fever. Uncommonly pancreatic colonic fistula presents as large bowel obstruction. Case. We report a case of a woman with a history of recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis who presented with large bowel obstruction secondary to pancreatic colonic fistula. Resolution of large bowel obstruction and pancreatic colonic fistula was achieved with pancreatic duct stenting. Conclusion. Pancreatic colonic fistula can present as large bowel obstruction. Patients with resolved acute pancreatitis who have radiographic evidence of splenic flexure obstruction, but without evidence of mechanical obstruction on colonoscopy, should be considered for ERCP to evaluate for PCF. PCF not associated with walled off pancreatic necrosis or peritoneal abscess can be treated conservatively with pancreatic duct stenting. PMID:25893120

  4. Leiomiossarcoma do intestino grosso: relato de um caso Large bowel leiomyosarcoma: a case report

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    Simone Gonçalves Lopes

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam um caso de leiomiossarcoma de cólon ascendente acometendo um paciente do sexo masculino, de 49 anos de idade. O paciente iniciou o quadro com anemia e massa abdominal, e a evolução dos sintomas até o diagnóstico final foi de nove meses. Na radiografia simples do abdome havia presença de coleção aérea localizada no hipocôndrio direito, fora da topografia de alças; no clister opaco com duplo contraste foi demonstrado deslocamento inferior da flexura hepática e divertículos. A ultra-sonografia abdominal mostrou lesão expansiva heterogênea, com gás no seu interior, de localização sub-hepática. A tomografia computadorizada do abdome revelou massa escavada com nível líquido, sub-hepática, que não se impregnou pelo meio de contraste. Foi realizada hemicolectomia direita com ileocoloanastomose, e o diagnóstico histopatológico foi de leiomiossarcoma de cólon ascendente.The authors report a case of a 49-year-old male patient with leiomyosarcoma of the ascending colon. The patient presented with anemia and an abdominal mass, and the symptoms progressed until a final diagnosis was made nine months later. A plain abdominal x-ray showed the presence of gas outside the bowel, in the right hypochondrium. The double contrast barium enema showed a sublevel displacement of the hepatic flexure and diverticula. An abdominal ultrasound revealed a heterogeneous expansive lesion below the liver containing gas, and a computed tomography of the abdomen revealed an excavated mass below the liver containing liquid, that was not filled in by contrast medium. The patient was submitted to a right hemicolectomy with ileocoloanastomosis and the histopathological analysis of the excised material revealed a leiomyosarcoma of the ascending colon.

  5. Epigenetic maturation in colonic mucosa continues beyond infancy in mice.

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    Monozygotic twin and other epidemiologic studies indicate that epigenetic processes may play an important role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases that commonly affect the colonic mucosa. The peak onset of these disorders in young adulthood, suggests that epigenetic changes normally o...

  6. Excision of a large abdominal wall lipoma improved bowel passage in a Proteus syndrome patient

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    Yoshifumi Nakayama, Shinichi Kusuda, Naoki Nagata, Koji Yamaguchi

    2009-01-01

    Proteus syndrome is an extremely rare congenital disorder that produces multifocal overgrowth of tissue. This report presents a surgical case of a large lipoma in the abdominal wall of a patient with Proteus syndrome. She was diagnosed with Proteus syndrome based on certain diagnostic criteria. The neoplasm increased in size gradually, producing hemihypertrophy of her left lower extremity and trunk, and spread to her retroperitoneum and her left abdominal wall. She experienced gradually progr...

  7. Dosimetry Model for Radioactivity Localized to Intestinal Mucosa

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    This paper provides a new model for calculating radiation absorbed dose to the full thickness of the small and large intestinal walls, and to the mucosal layers. The model was used to estimate the intestinal radiation doses from yttrium-90-labeled-DOTA-biotin binding to NR-LU-10-streptavidin in patients. We selected model parameters from published data and observations and used the model to calculate energy absorbed fractions using the EGS4 radiation transport code. We determined the cumulated 90Y activity in the small and large intestines of patients from gamma camera images and calculated absorbed doses to the mucosal layer and to the whole intestinal wall. The mean absorbed dose to the wall of the small intestine was 16.2 mGy/MBq (60 cGy/mCi) administered from 90Y localized in the mucosa and 70 mGy/MBq (260 cGy/mCi) to the mucosal layer within the wall. Doses to the large intestinal wall and to the mucosa of the large intestine were lower than those for small intestine by a factor of about 2.5. These doses are greater by factors of about 5 to 6 than those that would have been calculated using the standard MIRD models that assume the intestinal activity is in the bowel contents. The specific uptake of radiopharmaceuticals in mucosal tissues may lead to dose-related intestinal toxicities. Tissue dosimetry at the sub-organ level is useful for better understanding intestinal tract radiotoxicity and associated dose-response relationshipstionships

  8. Large-Scale Electron Microscopy Maps of Patient Skin and Mucosa Provide Insight into Pathogenesis of Blistering Diseases.

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    Sokol, Ena; Kramer, Duco; Diercks, Gilles F H; Kuipers, Jeroen; Jonkman, Marcel F; Pas, Hendri H; Giepmans, Ben N G

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    Large-scale electron microscopy ("nanotomy") allows straight forward ultrastructural examination of tissue, cells, organelles, and macromolecules in a single data set. Such data set equals thousands of conventional electron microscopy images and is freely accessible (www.nanotomy.org). The software allows zooming in and out of the image from total overview to nanometer scale resolution in a 'Google Earth' approach. We studied the life-threatening human autoimmune blistering disease pemphigus, using nanotomy. The pathomechanism of cell-cell separation (acantholysis) that underlies the blistering is poorly understood. Ultrastructural examination of pemphigus tissue revealed previously unreported findings: (i) the presence of double-membrane structures between cells in all pemphigus types; (ii) the absence of desmosomes around spontaneous blisters in pemphigus foliaceus (PF); (iii) lower level blistering in PF when force induced; and (iv) intercellular widening at non-acantholytic cell layers. Thus, nanotomy delivers open-source electron microscopic maps of patient tissue, which can be analyzed for additional anomalies from any computer by experts from different fields. PMID:25789704

  9. Colonic stent placement as a bridge to surgery in patients with left-sided malignant large bowel obstruction. An observational study.

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    Occhionorelli, S; Tartarini, D; Cappellari, L; Stano, R; Vasquez, G

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    Background. Acute left-sided malignant colonic obstruction is common in elderly patients, in which emergency surgery is related with high morbidity and mortality rates, and often necessitates a two-step resection. Although the use of self-expanding metallic stents (SEMS) in elderly patients has not been adequately described yet, there are almost two international important trials which are still in progress, the stenting technique is established to be, by the international literature, an useful treatment with low morbidity and mortality. It's also a bridge to surgery, since the insertion of a SEMS can decompress the obstruction, making bowel and patient preparation possible and facilitating singlestage surgical resection. Palliative stenting can improve quality of life when compared to surgery in patients with metastasis or high co-morbidity. The aim of this study is to analyze mortality, avoidance of stoma, short- and long-term survival in patient with malignant left-sided large bowel obstruction who underwent to stent placement in our Emergency Surgery Unit, which is operative since November 2010 in our city Hospital in Ferrara. Patients and methods. Between November 2010 and December 2012 a total of 15 patients with acute left-sided malignant large bowel obstruction suitable for colonic stent application were admitted to Emergency Surgery Unit. Among these patients, 9 underwent to self-expanding metallic stent placement (group A), the other (group B) 6 patient underwent to emergency surgery. In this observational not-randomized study we analyzed the efficacy and safety of SEMS placement for patients either as a bridge to surgery or as a palliation, beside the short term and long term outcomes, versus those patients operated straight. Results. Self-expanding metallic stents were successfully implanted in 9 of the 15 patients with acute left-sided malignant large bowel obstruction. No acute procedure-related complication was observed. All the patients in group A kept the stent in place for an average of 7,7 days, then everyone underwent to surgery. A large bowel resection with one-time recanalization was performed in 8 of the 9 patients. None Hartmann resection was necessary. Only one underwent again to surgery because of a dehiscence, a stoma was necessary. Between the other 6 patients in group B who underwent directly to surgery, In one case was necessary an Hartmann resection, another one incurred in dehiscence of the anastomosis that required reoperation with stoma creation. Conclusions. Placement of SEMS seems to be an useful alternative to emergent surgery in the management of acute left-sided bowel obstruction, both as a bridge to surgery and as a palliative procedure. SEMS can provide an effective and safe therapeutic option compared to emergency surgery, most of all in elderly patients, with a lower mortality rate, a significantly higher rate of primary anastomosis and the avoidance of stoma. However, to fully determine their role for these indications, more data and more high level evidence is required. PMID:25644730

  10. Hemorragia maciça do intestino grosso: o que está ao nosso alcance? Massive large bowel bleeding: what is within our reach?

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    Júlio César M Santos Jr.

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    Full Text Available A forma de avaliar e lidar com a hemorragia aguda digestiva baixa tem sido modificado com os recentes desenvolvimentos de novas técnicas e aparelhos. O nosso objetivo, por esse manuscrito, é demonstrar com simplicidade uma forma de condução dos pacientes com hemorragia digestiva baixa aguda, sobretudo para os sangramentos que parecem mais graves, principalmente quando nos faltam os recursos das avançadas tecnologias atuais. Doenças localizadas no intestino grosso respondem por ¼ dos casos de hemorragias digestivas que são motivos para admissão hospitalar e têm como principais agentes etiológicos os divertículos, na moléstia diverticular, e as alterações vasculares, nas angiodisplasias. Na grande maioria das vezes o sangramento que pode parecer abundante cessa espontaneamente. Os distúrbios circulatórios graves não são comuns e os sinais mais frequentes são a queda do valor da hemoglobina observada na metade dos pacientes, e algumas alterações hemodinâmicas como a variação pressórica postural que pode ser vista em até 30% dos casos; a síncope em 10% e alguma forma de colapso circulatório, em 9%. Contudo, a faixa etária em que ocorre, as condições da senilidade, as doenças eventualmente associadas e a falta de recursos materiais e humanos para lidar com esse tipo de problema são os motivos que mais causam preocupação. A abordagem clínica simples com uma história bem elaborada; o exame físico com atenção e objetividade, a inclusão do exame proctológico, a obrigatória disponibilidade de aparelho para a coloscopia e os conhecimentos básicos sobre o evento formam o conjunto necessário e, na maioria das vezes, suficiente para o correto desempenho profissional na elaboração dos cuidados que devem ser dados a esses pacientes.The evaluation and management of the acute lower digestive hemorrhage has been modified with the recent development of new techniques and devices. The aim of this manuscript was to demonstrate with simplicity how to treat the patients with acute lower intestinal hemorrhage. Diseases of the large bowel account for the ¼ of the cases of digestive hemorrhages on the hospital admission and have as main etiological agents the diverticula, in the diverticular disease, and small vascular malformation, in the angiodysplasias. Sometime, it can be seen as a life-threatening condition, however, most of the times, the hemorrhage stops spontaneously. The serious circulatory disturbances are not common; the most frequent signs are the decrease in hemoglobin occurring on about one half of patients and some form of circulatory disturbance as orthostatic changes in 30%; as syncope in 10% and as cardiovascular collapse in 9%. However, the age group, the conditions of the senility, the eventually associated diseases and the lack of material and human resources to handle with that kind of problem are the reasons for concern. The simple clinical approach with a well elaborated history; the physical examination released with attention and objectivity, the inclusion of the proctologic exam, the obligatory readiness for an endoscope for colonoscopy, the basic knowledge on the event are necessary and, in most of the times, enough for the good professional acting in the elaboration of the cares that it should be given to those patient ones.

  11. Relato de caso: metástase de carcinoma de mama para o intestino grosso / Case report: metastasis from breast cancer to the large bowel

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    Lúcio Sarubbi, Fillmann; Cláudia Müller, Pinho; Henrique Sarubbi, Fillmann; Érico Ernesto Pretzel, Fillmann.

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    Full Text Available O envolvimento metastático do trato gastrointestinal é relativamente infreqüente. Tumores malignos de mama, entretanto, podem muito raramente produzir metástases para o intestino. Relatamos aqui o caso de uma paciente com quadro clínico compatível com o de um abdômen agudo obstrutivo submetida a lap [...] arotomia exploradora com colectomia. O exame anátomo-patológico da peça cirúrgica revelou tratar-se de um carcinoma metastático, sendo que a história clínica da paciente indicava o tratamento cirúrgico prévio de um carcinoma lobular de mama. Nossa revisão da literatura demonstrou que o carcinoma lobular, dentre as neoplasias malignas da mama, é o que mais freqüentemente leva ao comprometimento metastático do intestino, sendo o estômago o local mais afetado. Como a disseminação sistêmica é comum nestes casos, o tratamento conservador, quando possível, é o mais indicado, sendo a cirurgia reservada para as complicações. Abstract in english Gastrointestinal manifestations of breast cancer are not commom. We report a case of a female patient who was submitted to a laparotomy with clinical and radiological signs of large bowell obstruction. Her clinical hitory showed that she was treated for breast cancer several years before. Pathology [...] indicated that a metastatic carcinoma within the bowell wall was the cause of the obstruction. Previous reports described the lobular carcinoma of the breast as the most commom type of breast cancer to produce bowell metastases. The stomach is described as the most frequent site of this metastatic dissemination. Since sistemic disease is common within these patients, surgical ressection is indicated only in the presence of complications like obstruction or bleeding.

  12. Is irritable bowel syndrome an organic disorder?

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    El-salhy, Magdy; Gundersen, Doris; Gilja, Odd Helge; Hatlebakk, Jan Gunnar; Hausken, Trygve

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is generally considered to be functional because there appears to be no associated anatomical defect. Stress and psychological factors are thought to play an important role in IBS. The gut neuroendocrine system (NES), which regulates all functions of the gastrointestinal tract, consists of endocrine cells that are scattered among the epithelial cells of the mucosa, and the enteric nervous system. Although it is capable ...

  13. RNA–Stable-Isotope Probing Shows Utilization of Carbon from Inulin by Specific Bacterial Populations in the Rat Large Bowel

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    Gerald W. Tannock; Lawley, Blair; Munro, Karen; Sims, Ian M.; Lee, Julian; Butts, Christine A.; Roy, Nicole

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    Knowledge of the trophisms that underpin bowel microbiota composition is required in order to understand its complex phylogeny and function. Stable-isotope (13C)-labeled inulin was added to the diet of rats on a single occasion in order to detect utilization of inulin-derived substrates by particular members of the cecal microbiota. Cecal digesta from Fibruline-inulin-fed rats was collected prior to (0 h) and at 6, 12, 18 and 24 h following provision of the [13C]inulin diet. RNA was extracted...

  14. Eating and Bowel Control

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  15. Complementary and alternative medicine use and cost in functional bowel disorders: A six month prospective study in a large HMO

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    Drossman Douglas A

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Functional Bowel Disorders (FBD are chronic disorders that are difficult to treat and manage. Many patients and doctors are dissatisfied with the level of improvement in symptoms that can be achieved with standard medical care which may lead them to seek alternatives for care. There are currently no data on the types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM used for FBDs other than Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS, or on the economic costs of CAM treatments. The aim of this study is to determine prevalence, types and costs of CAM in IBS, functional diarrhea, functional constipation, and functional abdominal pain. Methods 1012 Patients with FBD were recruited through a health care maintenance organization and followed for 6 months. Questionnaires were used to ascertain: Utilization and expenditures on CAM, symptom severity (IBS-SS, quality of life (IBS-QoL, psychological distress (BSI and perceived treatment effectiveness. Costs for conventional medical care were extracted from administrative claims. Results CAM was used by 35% of patients, at a median yearly cost of $200. The most common CAM types were ginger, massage therapy and yoga. CAM use was associated with female gender, higher education, and anxiety. Satisfaction with physician care and perceived effectiveness of prescription medication were not associated with CAM use. Physician referral to a CAM provider was uncommon but the majority of patients receiving this recommendation followed their physician's advice. Conclusion CAM is used by one-third of FBD patients. CAM use does not seem to be driven by dissatisfaction with conventional care. Physicians should discuss CAM use and effectiveness with their patients and refer patients if appropriate.

  16. Cardiovascular complications in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Schicho, Rudolf; Marsche, Gunther; Storr, Martin

    2015-01-01

    Over the past years, a growing number of studies have indicated that patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Both are chronic inflammatory diseases and share certain pathophysiological mechanisms that may influence each other. High levels of cytokines, C-reactive protein (CRP), and homocysteine in IBD patients may lead to endothelial dysfunction, an early sign of atherosclerosis. IBD patients, in general, do not show the typical risk factors for cardiovascular disease but changes in lipid profiles similar to the ones seen in cardiovascular events have been reported recently. Higher levels of coagulation factors frequently occur in IBD which may predispose to arterial thromboembolic events. Finally, the gut itself may have an impact on atherogenesis during IBD through its microbiota. Microbial products are released from the inflamed mucosa into the circulation through a leaky barrier. The induced rise in proinflammatory cytokines could contribute to endothelial damage, artherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Although large retrospective studies favor a link between IBD and cardiovascular diseases, the mechanisms behind still remain to be determined. PMID:25642719

  17. Review article: the potential role of nitric oxide in chronic inflammatory bowel disorders.

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    Perner, A; Rask-Madsen, J

    1999-01-01

    The aetiology of the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases-ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease-as well as 'microscopic colitis'-both collagenous (COC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)-remains unknown. Autoimmune mechanisms, cytokine polymorphism, commensal bacteria, infectious agents and vascular impairment have all been proposed as playing important roles in the pathogenesis of this spectrum of diseases. A variety of proinflammatory mediators, including tumour necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1beta, interferon gamma, leukotriene B4 and platelet activating factor, promote the adherence of phagocytes to the venular endothelium and extravasation of these cells into the colonic mucosa. In addition to large amounts of nitric oxide (NO), injurious peroxynitrite may be formed in the epithelium by the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), which is considered to elicit cytotoxicity by the generation of superoxide with reduced L-arginine availability. In active ulcerative colitis, and to a lesser extent in Crohn's disease, a greatly increased production of NO has been demonstrated by indirect and direct measurements. Surprisingly, even higher rates of production have been observed in COC-a condition which is never associated with injurious inflammation. The latter observation favours the notion that NO promotes mucosal integrity. Further evidence for a protective role of NO in chronic inflammatory bowel disorders is provided by the observation of increased susceptibility to the induction of experi mental colitis in 'knock-out' mice deficient in iNOS. Selective inhibitors of iNOS activity, as well as topical L-arginine, may therefore prove beneficial in inflammatory bowel disease by reducing the production of superoxide by iNOS, while only the former option may be expected to reduce diarrhoea in chronic inflammatory bowel disorders. Clearly, further experimental work needs to be done before testing topical L-arginine in human inflammatory bowel disease.

  18. Review article : the potential role of nitric oxide in chronic inflammatory bowel disorders

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    Perner, A; Rask-Madsen, J

    1999-01-01

    The aetiology of the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases-ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease-as well as 'microscopic colitis'-both collagenous (COC) and lymphocytic colitis (LC)-remains unknown. Autoimmune mechanisms, cytokine polymorphism, commensal bacteria, infectious agents and vascular impairment have all been proposed as playing important roles in the pathogenesis of this spectrum of diseases. A variety of proinflammatory mediators, including tumour necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1beta, interferon gamma, leukotriene B4 and platelet activating factor, promote the adherence of phagocytes to the venular endothelium and extravasation of these cells into the colonic mucosa. In addition to large amounts of nitric oxide (NO), injurious peroxynitrite may be formed in the epithelium by the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), which is considered to elicit cytotoxicity by the generation of superoxide with reduced L-arginine availability. In active ulcerative colitis, and to a lesser extent in Crohn's disease, a greatly increased production of NO has been demonstrated by indirect and direct measurements. Surprisingly, even higher rates of production have been observed in COC-a condition which is never associated with injurious inflammation. The latter observation favours the notion that NO promotes mucosal integrity. Further evidence for a protective role of NO in chronic inflammatory bowel disorders is provided by the observation of increased susceptibility to the induction of experi mental colitis in 'knock-out' mice deficient in iNOS. Selective inhibitors of iNOS activity, as well as topical L-arginine, may therefore prove beneficial in inflammatory bowel disease by reducing the production of superoxide by iNOS, while only the former option may be expected to reduce diarrhoea in chronic inflammatory bowel disorders. Clearly, further experimental work needs to be done before testing topical L-arginine in human inflammatory bowel disease.

  19. Irritable bowel syndrome - aftercare

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be a lifelong condition. You may be suffering from cramping and loose stools, diarrhea, ... Irritable bowel syndrome . NIH Publication No. 12-693. July 2012. ... Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). Talley NJ. ...

  20. Comparison of two cathartic preparations, peg-electrolytes solution and sodium phosphate salts, as means for large bowel preparation for colonoscopy

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    N. Antonakopoulos, I. Kyrlagkitsis, V. Xourgias, D.G. Karamanolis

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    Full Text Available SUMMARY The ideal bowel preparation for colonoscopy must combine the characteristics of effectiveness with the least side effects. We compared the relatively novel cathartic preparation of sodium phosphate salts (Fleet Phospho-sodaR with the widely used PEG-electrolytes solution (Klean-prepR. Fiftytwo consecutive patients referred for colonoscopy were randomised to receive either sodium phospate salts or PEG electrolytes. The evaluation of the two preparations was based on two separate questionnaires, one completed by the endoscopist who ignored the kind of bowel preparation used and the other by the patient. Bowel preparation with sodium phospate salts was more effective in bowel cleansing and better tolerated than PEG-electrolytes solution in terms of difficulty in intake and swallowing, fatigue, the presence of colicky abdominal pain, flatulence, vomiting and perianal irritation (p<0,05. Key words: cathartic preparation, PEG-electrolytes, sodium phosphate salts

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    ... dramatic increase in bowel contractions in response to stress or eating. 4 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hypersensitivity People with IBS have a lower pain threshold for bowel stretching caused by gas or stool compared ... depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder are common in people with IBS. The ...

  2. Heat Shock Proteins in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    C. Barbatis

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Stress or heatshock proteins (HSPs belong to five families of highly conserved intracellular proteins functioning as constitutive chaperones maintaining protein trafficking, structural integrity and repair. Their synthesis is induced by numerous stimuli ranging from environmental stress to inflammation regardless of etiology or malignancy. In normal mucosa HSP27 and HSP70 an normally expressed in the surface epithelium of the colon, an area continually subjected to inducible signals from the enteric flora and short chain fatty acids, rendering the epithelium resistant to bacterial toxins and inflammation associated stress. In inflammatory bowel disease (IBD the heatshock proteins may play in important role as there is accumulating evidence that they suppress proinflammatory genes relevant to its pathogenesis. The mechanisms of suppression or induction of HSPS in inflamed gut mucosa need further research with the ultimate purpose that these molecules could be a target for therapeutic interventions.

  3. Cancer of the large bowel in women in relation to alcohol consumption: a case-control study in Wisconsin (United States).

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    Newcomb, P A; Storer, B E; Marcus, P M

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    Age-specific consumption of beer, wine, and liquor was ascertained by telephone interview from 779 women in Wisconsin (United States) with newly reported diagnosis of carcinoma of the colon and rectum. Population controls (n = 2,315) interviewed for this case-control study were randomly selected from Wisconsin driver's license files and Health Care Financing Administration files. Overall, there was a modest indication that high levels of alcohol consumption (11 or more drinks per week) were associated with increased risk of large bowel cancer (adjusted odds ratio [OR] = 1.47, 95 percent confidence interval [CI] = 1.0-2.22). In site-specific analyses, only rectal cancer demonstrated a significant linear trend (P = 0.01) with increasing consumption. Significant beverage-specific effects were observed for liquor and colon cancer: the adjusted ORs for 1-2, 3-5, and 6+ drinks per week were 1.12, 1.68, 1.51, respectively (P trend = 0.01). Beer was associated significantly with rectal cancer: the adjusted ORs for 1-2, 3-5, 6-10, and 11+ drinks per week were 1.25, 1.25, 1.58, 2.42, respectively (P trend = 0.02). Wine consumption was associated inversely with these cancers. These relationships appeared to be consistent for recent, past, and total lifetime consumption, and were not attributable to differences in dietary habits. PMID:8218871

  4. Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma presenting within a solitary anti-mesenteric dilated segment of ileum: a case report

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    Storey Rowland

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma is the third most common non-Hodgkin's lymphoma subtype. Clinical presentation is often insidious as a low-grade lesion and disease tends to remain localised for a long period of time. Ileal involvement is rare and presentation within an area of focal anti-mesenteric ileal wall dilation simulating a large diverticulum has not been reported. Case presentation A 59-year-old man of Caucasian origin presented to a general surgical outpatients clinic with an 18-month history of intermittent upper abdominal pain following meals. Following normal gastroscopy and abdominal ultrasound, a focally dilated segment of ileum was seen on computed tomography and further clarified by barium investigation. Histology of this segment demonstrated MALT lymphoma of the small bowel. Conclusion A solitary focally dilated segment of ileal wall may be neoplastic in nature and surgical resection needs to be considered.

  5. Detection of a fluorescent-labeled avidin-nucleic acid nanoassembly by confocal laser endomicroscopy in the microvasculature of chronically inflamed intestinal mucosa

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    Full Text Available Andrea Buda,1,* Sonia Facchin,1,* Elisa Dassie,2 Elisabetta Casarin,3 Mark A Jepson,4 Helmut Neumann,5 Giorgia Hatem,1 Stefano Realdon,6 Renata D’Incà,1 Giacomo Carlo Sturniolo,1 Margherita Morpurgo3 1Department of Surgical, Oncological, and Gastroenterological Sciences, University of Padova, 2Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 3Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy; 4School of Biochemistry and Wolfson Bioimaging Facility, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; 5Ludwig Demlig Endoscopic Center of Excellence, ESGE Endoscopy Training Center, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany; 6Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV-IRCCS, Padova, Italy *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic gastrointestinal pathologies causing great discomfort in both children and adults. The pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases is not yet fully understood and their diagnosis and treatment are often challenging. Nanoparticle-based strategies have been tested in local drug delivery to the inflamed colon. Here, we have investigated the use of the novel avidin-nucleic acid nanoassembly (ANANAS platform as a potential diagnostic carrier in an experimental model of inflammatory bowel diseases. Fluorescent-labeled ANANAS nanoparticles were administered to mice with chemically induced chronic inflammation of the large intestine. Localization of mucosal nanoparticles was assessed in vivo by dual-band confocal laser endomicroscopy. This technique enables characterization of the mucosal microvasculature and crypt architecture at subcellular resolution. Intravascular nanoparticle distribution was observed in the inflamed mucosa but not in healthy controls, demonstrating the utility of the combination of ANANAS and confocal laser endomicroscopy for highlighting intestinal inflammatory conditions. The specific localization of ANANAS in inflamed tissues supports the potential of this platform as a targeted carrier for bioactive moieties in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Keywords: confocal laser endomicroscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, diagnostics, dextran sodium sulfate, avidin-nucleic acid nanoassembly, fluorescent nanoparticles, ulcerative colitis

  6. Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy: A continual search for excellence

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    Bechtold, Matthew L.; Abhishek Choudhary

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    Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy is essential to maximize the benefits of colonoscopy. Numerous bowel preparations have been studied, ranging from 4 L polyethylene glycol (PEG) to split-dose regimens to 2 L PEG with an adjunct laxative (senna, bisacodyl, ascorbic acid). Due to the large volume of PEG required for adequate bowel preparation, many studies have focused on reducing this large volume to only 2 L PEG with the addition of an adjunct. Recently, a randomized controlled trial by ...

  7. Radiation injury of colorectal mucosa

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    Rectal mucosa samples were obtained from patients treated with external irradiation of 30 Gy for rectal cancer and treated with intracavitary irradiation of 10 - 30 Gy for cervical cancer to histologically examine acute and chronic radiation-induced changes in rectal mucosa. Immediately after irradiation, crypt had remarkably degenerated with marked infiltration of eosinocytes. Regenerated ducts occurred within one week, and mucosa structure returned to normal within 3 weeks. Chronic changes observed 6 months or later after irradiation were characterized by thinned mucosa, and dilated crypt and capillary vessels. According to the staining method of Culling et al, the normal colorectal mucosa could be divided into red and blue types. The ratio of red to blue types was 4:1 in both normal rectal mucosa and radiation proctitis. Blue crypt index occurring per cm of red type rectal mucosa was 0.1 for chronic radiation proctitis, being significantly higher than for normal mucosa. It increased at the time of recovery of acute radiation proctitis. (Namekawa, K.)

  8. Acute small bowel obstruction: a rare initial presentation for the metastasis of the large-cell carcinoma of the lung

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    Full Text Available Abstract We present one case with symptom of paroxysmal abdominal pain for over 20 days. Abdominal computerized tomography (CT scan revealed intestinal obstruction and a mass of 6.0 cm × 6.0 cm in size located at the left adrenal. Chest CT scan showed a lobulated mass of 2.7 cm × 2.7 cm in size at the upper left lung. Core needle biopsy of the lung mass confirmed the diagnosis of large cell carcinoma. The patient underwent an emergency abdominal laparotomy and received a chemotherapy regimen that consisted of pemetrexed and cisplatin postoperatively. In addition, we made a review of the literature of the occurrence, diagnosis and outcome of this manifestation.

  9. Why is damage limited to the mucosa in ulcerative colitis but transmural in Crohn’s disease?

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    Full Text Available It has been a big puzzle as why the inflammation of ulcerative colitis (UC is limited to the mucosa, while in Crohn’s disease (CD the inflammation is transmural and can be seen in all layers of the gut. Here, I give a tentative explanation extended from the unified hypothesis I proposed on the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease. This hypothesis suggested that both UC and CD are caused by weakening of the gut barrier due to damage of the protective mucus layer and the underlying tissue by the poorly inactivated digestive proteases resulting from a reduction of gut bacteria by dietary chemicals like saccharin and sucralose. However, the large amounts of bacteria in the colon make the recruitment of neutrophils and formation of crypt abscess the main manifestation of UC, while the infiltration of antigens and dietary particles in the small and large intestine mainly cause the recruitment of macrophages and formation of granulomas as the main manifestations in CD. The fast reacting and short life span of neutrophils make the fight and damage limited to the surface of the mucosa. In contrast, the long life span and constant movement of macrophages may bring the harmful agents deep into the tissue. Therefore, the pathogenesis of UC may be more like bacterial pneumonia, while CD may be more like pneumoconiosis or tuberculosis of the lung.

  10. Why is damage limited to the mucosa in ulcerative colitis but transmural in Crohn’s disease?

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    Qin, Xiaofa

    2013-01-01

    It has been a big puzzle as why the inflammation of ulcerative colitis (UC) is limited to the mucosa, while in Crohn’s disease (CD) the inflammation is transmural and can be seen in all layers of the gut. Here, I give a tentative explanation extended from the unified hypothesis I proposed on the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease. This hypothesis suggested that both UC and CD are caused by weakening of the gut barrier due to damage of the protective mucus layer and the underlying tissue by the poorly inactivated digestive proteases resulting from a reduction of gut bacteria by dietary chemicals like saccharin and sucralose. However, the large amounts of bacteria in the colon make the recruitment of neutrophils and formation of crypt abscess the main manifestation of UC, while the infiltration of antigens and dietary particles in the small and large intestine mainly cause the recruitment of macrophages and formation of granulomas as the main manifestations in CD. The fast reacting and short life span of neutrophils make the fight and damage limited to the surface of the mucosa. In contrast, the long life span and constant movement of macrophages may bring the harmful agents deep into the tissue. Therefore, the pathogenesis of UC may be more like bacterial pneumonia, while CD may be more like pneumoconiosis or tuberculosis of the lung. PMID:23946890

  11. Regulatory T cells in inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer

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    Györgyi M?zes; Béla Molnár; Ferenc Sipos

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    Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are key elements in immunological self-tolerance. The number of Tregs may alter in both peripheral blood and in colonic mucosa during pathological circumstances. The local cellular, microbiological and cytokine milieu affect immunophenotype and function of Tregs. Forkhead box P3+ Tregs function shows altered properties in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). This alteration of Tregs function can furthermore be observed between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative co...

  12. The role of latanoprost in an inflammatory bowel disease flare

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    Paul, Sonali; Wand, Martin; Emerick, Geoffrey T.; Richter, James M.

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    Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease (CD) are characterized by inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea. Many studies have shown an association between elevated levels of prostaglandins and mucosal damage in inflammatory bowel disease. We report a 50-year-old woman with a history of CD and open-angle glaucoma. Her glaucoma was treated with latanoprost, a prostaglandin analog, which was associated with an exacerbation of her CD. On discontinuation o...

  13. Short bowel syndrome

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    This thesis describes some aspects of short bowel syndrome. When approximately 1 m or less small bowel is retained after extensive resection, a condition called short bowel syndrome is present. Since the advent of parenteral nutrition, the prognosis of patients with a very short bowel has dramatically improved. Patients with 40 to 100 cm remaining jejunum and/or ileum can generally be maintained with oral nutrition due to increased absorption of the small bowel remnant as result of intestinal adaptation. This study reports clinical, biochemical and nutritional aspects of short bowel patients on oral or parenteral nutrition, emphasizing data on absorption of various nutrients and on bone metabolism. Furthermore, some technical apsects concerning long-term parenteral nutrition are discussed. (Auth.)

  14. Avaliação e seguimento de pacientes adultos com síndrome do intestino curto pelo exame contrastado de trânsito intestinal / Barium follow through in the assessment and follow-up of adult patients with short bowel syndrome

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    Francisco Abaeté das, Chagas Neto; André Rodrigues Façanha, Barreto; Valdair Francisco, Muglia; Jorge, Elias Junior; Ângela Delete, Bellucci; Júlio Sérgio, Marchini; Selma Freire de Carvalho da, Cunha.

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    Full Text Available A síndrome do intestino curto é definida pela incapacidade da superfície do intestino delgado em manter as condições adequadas de absorção de nutrientes, ocasionando deficiências nutricionais. Em adultos, as principais causas de síndrome do intestino curto são as ressecções cirúrgicas amplas ou múlt [...] iplas, secundárias a infarto mesentérico, doença de Crohn e enterite actínica. Além de avaliar o tempo de trânsito até o intestino grosso, o exame contrastado de trânsito intestinal pode ser utilizado na medição da extensão do intestino remanescente e no acompanhamento dos fenômenos de adaptação estrutural das alças delgadas e colônicas. Em pacientes com síndrome do intestino curto, a adaptação estrutural do intestino delgado consiste na hiperplasia das vilosidades e das pregas mucosas, que se tornam mais numerosas, profundas e de maior diâmetro, assim como a dilatação do segmento remanescente. Esses achados morfológicos são mais pronunciados e bem estabelecidos nas alças ileais, evidenciando sua maior capacidade adaptativa. O conhecimento dos achados por imagem das características morfológicas e adaptativas do intestino delgado é de grande importância na abordagem multidisciplinar da síndrome do intestino curto. Abstract in english Short bowel syndrome is defined as the small bowel functional absorptive surface inability to provide adequate nutrition, leading to intestinal failure and chronic malnutrition. In adult individuals the main etiologies for short bowel syndrome are related to extensive or multiple surgical bowel rese [...] ctions secondary to mesenteric ischemia, Crohn's disease and actinic enteritis. Besides evaluating the transit time through the large bowel, barium follow through may be utilized in the measurement of bowel remnants length as well as in the follow-up of structural adaptation phenomena of small bowel and colonic loops. In patients with short bowel syndrome, structural small bowel adaptation consists in hyperplasia of villi and mucosal folds, which become more numerous, deeper and larger in diameter, as well as remnant segment dilation. Such morphological findings are more prominent and best established in the ileal loops, whose remarkable adaptive capacity has been well documented. Therefore, the knowledge of imaging findings regarding morphological and adaptive characteristics of the small bowel is extremely relevant in the multidisciplinary approach to short bowel syndrome.

  15. No difference in small bowel microbiota between patients with irritable bowel syndrome and healthy controls

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    Dlugosz, Aldona; Winckler, Björn; Lundin, Elin; Zakikhany, Katherina; Sandström, Gunnar; Ye, Weimin; Engstrand, Lars; Lindberg, Greger

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    Several studies have indicated that colonic microbiota may exhibit important differences between patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and healthy controls. Less is known about the microbiota of the small bowel. We used massive parallel sequencing to explore the composition of small bowel mucosa-associated microbiota in patients with IBS and healthy controls. We analysed capsule biopsies from the jejunum of 35 patients (26 females) with IBS aged 18-(36)-57 years and 16 healthy volunteers (11 females) aged 20-(32)-48 years. Sequences were analysed based on taxonomic classification. The phyla with the highest total abundance across all samples were: Firmicutes (43%), Proteobacteria (23%), Bacteroidetes (15%), Actinobacteria (9.3%) and Fusobacteria (7.0%). The most abundant genera were: Streptococcus (19%), Veillonella (13%), Prevotella (12%), Rothia (6.4%), Haemophilus (5.7%), Actinobacillus (5.5%), Escherichia (4.6%) and Fusobacterium (4.3%). We found no difference among major phyla or genera between patients with IBS and controls. We identified a cluster of samples in the small bowel microbiota dominated by Prevotella, which may represent a common enterotype of the upper small intestine. The remaining samples formed a gradient, dominated by Streptococcus at one end and Escherichia at the other. PMID:25687743

  16. Oral manifestations of patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Flora Zervou

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    Full Text Available Background: Crohn?s disease (CD is considered to be a disease involving the whole gastrointestinal tract, while ulcerative colitis (UC is a disease exclusively located in the large bowel. The aim of this study was to examine whether patients with either CD or UC are at increased risk for developing oral manifestations. Patients-Methods: A wide spectrum of oral lesions was carefully sought by the same oral dentist in a consecutive series of 30 patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD (15 with CD and 15 with UC. Forty-seven healthy individuals (matched for age and sex, attendants of our dental clinic served as controls. Results: 93% of UC and 87% of the CD group had at least one lesion compared to 55% of the control group (P<0.005. Significantly more patients with CD had mandibula lymphadenopathy (P<0.0001, ulcers (P=0.011, angular cheilitis (P<0.0001, hair tongue (P=0.011, periodontitis (P=0.011, gingival bleeding (P<0.0001, gingivitis (P=0.002, cobblestone appearance of the mucosa (P=0.002, polypoid tags (P=0.002, buccal trauma (P<0.0001 and lip swelling (P=0.002 as compared to healthy controls. Ulcerative colitis patients had in a significantly higher proportion of involvement of salivary glands (P<0.0001, as well as lymphadenopathy (P=0.002, buccal trauma (P<0.0001 and angular cheilitis (P<0.0001, compared to healthy controls. Significantly more patients with CD or UC had concurrently 3 or more oral manifestations as compared to normal controls (P<0.0001. On multivariate analysis, age and IBD were the only factors significantly related to the existence of oral lesions (OR 1.07, 95% CI: 1.02 ? 1.13, P=0.009. No correlation between activity and duration of disease, sex and smoking habit, with the presence of oral manifestations, was noticed. No significant differences between patients and controls in the incidence of other lesions, including leukoplakia, and aphthouslike ulcers were found. No cases of pyostomatitis vegetans in either patients with IBD or controls were found. Conclusion: Although the number of patients included in the study is small we can conclude that oral manifestations in patients with IBD (especially in those with CD, is a frequent and underestimated event that needs further clinical validation. Key words: Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Oral manifestations

  17. Novel approach to treatment of rectal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma

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    Chahil, Neetu; Bloom, Peter; Tyson, Jeremiah; Jazwari, Saad; Robilotti, James; Gaultieri, Nicholas

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    A 78-year-old Hispanic woman with a medical history of osteoporosis, hyperlipidaemia and dyspepsia presented to a gastrointestinal clinic complaining of a small amount of rectal bleeding following bowel movements for 6 months. Colonoscopy demonstrated a 3×3 cm submucosal rectal mass. Pathological analysis revealed ulcerated colonic mucosa with diffuse proliferation suggestive of a lymphoproliferative process. Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry of the specimen supported a diagnosis of mu...

  18. Ectopic gastric mucosa presenting as a polypoid mass within a Meckel's diverticulum.

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    Dewandel, P; Janssen, L; Vanbeckevoort, D; Dedeurwaerdere, S; Miserez, M; Ponette, E

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    A 32-year-old man presented with severe abdominal pain located in the mesogastrium and right hemi-abdomen. A barium transit study showed a tubular structure of 6 cm arising from a bowel loop in the distal ileum, with an intraluminal polypoid mass near the bottom. Diagnosis of a benign lesion within a Meckel's diverticulum was made. Anatomopathology confirmed a Meckel's diverticulum and demonstrated that the polypoid mass was caused by an unusual great ectopic island of gastric mucosa. PMID:11354751

  19. Ectopic gastric mucosa presenting as a polypoid mass within a Meckel's diverticulum

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    A 32-year-old man presented with severe abdominal pain located in the mesogastrium and right hemi-abdomen. A barium transit study showed a tubular structure of 6 cm arising from a bowel loop in the distal ileum, with an intraluminal polypoid mass near the bottom. Diagnosis of a benign lesion within a Meckel's diverticulum was made. Anatomopathology confirmed a Meckel's diverticulum and demonstrated that the polypoid mass was caused by an unusual great ectopic island of gastric mucosa. (orig.)

  20. Detection of ectopic gastric mucosa using 99mTc pertechnetate. Review of the literature

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    Technetium-99m (99mTc) pertechnetate scintigraphy in a child with acute gastrointestinal bleeding of unknown origin suggests ectopic gastric mucosa caused by Meckel's diverticulum or gastrointestinal duplication cysts. Our objective was to define the patterns of scintigraphic findings likely to be encountered in patients with ectopic gastric mucosa with illustrative cases and to review the literature. Fifty children (age 1 year to 14 years) were evaluated for ectopic gastric mucosa using 99mTc pertechnetate scintigraphy. Functioning ectopic gastric mucosa was detected in eight patients with Meckel's diverticula and three patients with bowel duplication. Three patients showed atypical findings on scintigraphy which were perforated appendix, calyceal stasis, and regional enteritis. Ectopic functioning gastric mucosa in Meckel's diverticulum is visualized simultaneously with the stomach, whereas in intestinal duplications tracer activity can be visualized in the dynamic sequence or before gastric tracer visualization in an irregular pattern. A variety of scintigraphic patterns can be found in patients with ectopic gastric mucosa undergoing 99mTc pertechnetate scintigraphy depending on the location and size of the ectopic tissue. Also, acquisition of delayed images is useful when the initial images are equivocal in children. (author)

  1. Gastrointestinal hormones in short bowel syndrome. Peptide YY may be the 'colonic brake' to gastric emptying.

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    Nightingale, J M; Kamm, M A; van der Sijp, J R; Ghatei, M.A.; Bloom, S. R.; Lennard-jones, J E

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    BACKGROUND: Short bowel patients with a jejunostomy have large volume stomal outputs, which may in part be due to rapid gastric emptying of liquid. Short bowel patients with a preserved colon do not have such a high stool output and gastric emptying of liquid is normal. AIMS: To determine if differences in the gastric emptying rate between short bowel patients with and without a colon can be related to gastrointestinal hormone changes after a meal. SUBJECTS: Seven short bowel patients with no...

  2. Intraluminal injection of short chain fatty acids diminishes intestinal mucosa injury in experimental ischemia-reperfusion

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Investigated the effect of intraluminal short-chain fatty acids (SCFA on the intestinal mucosa in the presence of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI. METHODS: Six blind sacs of the small bowel (3at the jejunum and 3 at the ileum were created in ten Wistar rats. The lateral sacs of both bowel regions were subjected to IRI (15/15 minutes while the medial sacs were let free to receive blood supply. In the lateral sacs, it was injected either a solution containing SCFA (butyrate, propionate and acetate or pure saline at the bowel lumen. No fluid was injected in the medial sacs. RESULTS: Both at the jejunum and at the ileum the score of the mucosal injury was higher in saline than in control sacs. SCFA treated sacs showed lesser score at the ileum (p=0.03 but were not significantly different at the jejunum (p=0.83 when compared with saline sacs. It was found a significant greater number of neutrophils (p < 0.01 in the sacs treated with saline than in the other two sacs in both regions. CONCLUSION: SCFA protect the distal small bowel mucosa and diminishes infiltration of neutrophils to the gut lamina propria in IRI.

  3. Buccal mucosa urethroplasty in a reoperative and reconstructive challenge hypospadias: A case report

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    Full Text Available Buccal mucosa graft is usually used in a second operation. A buccal mucosa graft from the lower lip was used for large fistula reconstruction in one patients. The patient previously had been operated on several times at another center. The use of the buccal mucosa graft for urethral reconstruction in complex urethroplasties is a successful method with a low incidence of complications.

  4. Molecular evidence that the hepatitis C virus replicates in the oral mucosa.

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    GANDOLFO, Sergio; Pentenero, Monica

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    BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) often have extrahepatic manifestations, which significantly contribute to HCV-related morbidity, but whose pathogenesis is largely unknown. Our aim was to evaluate the HCV replication in oral mucosa of chronic hepatitis C patients. METHODS: We collected oral mucosa specimens from 17 anti-HCV-positive and four anti-HCV-negative patients. Fifteen had oral lichen (12 anti-HCV-positive). Total mucosa RNA was extracted and analyze...

  5. Understanding Bowel Preparation

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    ... the colonoscopy. F.Y.I. Bowel Prep Medications Polyethylene glycol; Electrolytes oral solution (PEG-based products) may ... In rare cases, sodium phosphate can cause kidney failure. Doctors consider this when deciding if sodium phosphate ...

  6. Prevalence of Bowel Incontinence

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    ... We Are Contact Us Donate Prevalence of Bowel Incontinence What is Incontinence? “Incontinence” is the word used to describe loss ... to treat and manage the condition Prevelance of Incontinence Unless asked specifically about it, individuals often are ...

  7. Bowel vaginoplasty in children

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    Sarin Yogesh

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To describe our experience with bowel vaginoplasty done in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of eight children aged 10 months to 8 years, who underwent bowel vaginoplasty over a period of 5 years (2000-2005. The indications of bowel vaginoplasty included anorectovestibular fistula (ARVF associated with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH syndrome (n=6 and cloaca (n=2. The bowel segment used for vaginoplasty included colon (n=3, ileum (n=2 and duplicated rectum (n=1. In two patients of ARVF associated with uterovaginal agenesis, the distal- most part of ARVF was transected at the level of peritoneal reflection and left as neovagina, whereas the proximal bowel was pulled through at the proposed neo-anal site. All the patients were advised daily home dilatation of the neo vaginal orifice with Hegar?s dilators, for a period of six weeks. RESULTS: Bowel vaginoplasty was done in eight patients. None had any significant per-operative complication. Two patients had abdominal wound dehiscence, requiring secondary suturing. Two patients had mucosal prolapse of the neovagina, which required trimming. One patient died two months after discharge, because of meningitis. Out of the eight patients, seven are in regular follow-up. Six patients have neovagina, cosmetically acceptable to the parents; all have been radiologically proven to have adequate length. One patient had unacceptable perineal appearance with nipple-like vaginal orifice and scarred perineal wound, that merits a revision. None of the patients had vaginal stenosis and excessive mucus discharge, during follow-up visits. Although post surgical results are acceptable to the parents cosmetically, the sexual and psychological outcome is yet to be assessed. Conclusions: Bowel vaginoplasty is a safe and acceptable procedure to treat the pediatric patients of uterovaginal agenesis and cloaca.

  8. Abnormalities of mucosal folds of the small intestine: a guide in interpretation of small bowel series

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    Normal small intestinal folds are less than 2mm in thickness and criss-cross in appearance. Many diseases of the small intestine produce an abnormality in mucosal folds, namely thickening and parallel (perpendicular to the bowel lumen) arrangement of folds, nodularity, destruction, and ulcer. Diseases causing submucosal edema produce regular smooth thickening whereas diseases producing submucosal hemorrhage produce regular spiky thickening. Inflammatory bowel diseases and lymphoma produce irregular (in width, or distorted or bent at peculiar angles to the bowel lumen) thickening nodularity of the mucosa. Severe inflammatory processes as well as malignant tumors produce mucosal destruction and ulcer. Proposed here is an approach to narrow the category of disease processes based on mucosal fold abnormality. This approach with sufficient clinical history is invaluable in the interpretation of small bowel series

  9. Living with Bowel Control Problems

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    ... Campaigns Let's Talk about Bowel Control Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign Bladder Control for Women We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition Home : Living with Bowel Control Problems Living with ...

  10. Ostomy Surgery of the Bowel

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    ... a blockage in the bowel that prevents the flow of fluids or solids diverticulitis––a condition that occurs when ... a blockage in the bowel that prevents the flow of fluids or solids diverticulitis––a condition that occurs when ...

  11. Pregnancy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    ... Who We Are Contact Us Donate Pregnancy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Jump to Topic Living with IBS Relationships and ... age represent a significant portion of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). There is evidence that the menstrual cycle ...

  12. The role of latanoprost in an inflammatory bowel disease flare.

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    Paul, Sonali; Wand, Martin; Emerick, Geoffrey T; Richter, James M

    2014-08-01

    Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (CD) are characterized by inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea. Many studies have shown an association between elevated levels of prostaglandins and mucosal damage in inflammatory bowel disease. We report a 50-year-old woman with a history of CD and open-angle glaucoma. Her glaucoma was treated with latanoprost, a prostaglandin analog, which was associated with an exacerbation of her CD. On discontinuation of latanoprost, her CD symptoms disappeared completely. This case suggests that in a patient with CD, topical administration of latanoprost may result in sufficient systemic absorption and circulation to promote a relapse of CD. This finding has important implications, not only for patients with inflammatory bowel disease and glaucoma, but also for both ophthalmologists and gastroenterologists. PMID:25064174

  13. Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy: a continual search for excellence.

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    Bechtold, Matthew L; Choudhary, Abhishek

    2013-01-14

    Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy is essential to maximize the benefits of colonoscopy. Numerous bowel preparations have been studied, ranging from 4 L polyethylene glycol (PEG) to split-dose regimens to 2 L PEG with an adjunct laxative (senna, bisacodyl, ascorbic acid). Due to the large volume of PEG required for adequate bowel preparation, many studies have focused on reducing this large volume to only 2 L PEG with the addition of an adjunct. Recently, a randomized controlled trial by Tajika et al showed that the addition of mosapride to only 1.5 L PEG was non-inferior to mosapride and 2 L PEG for bowel cleansing but did provide improvements in patient tolerance. This study offers yet another potential bowel preparation for patients undergoing colonoscopy and may trigger further studies with 1.5 L PEG with an adjunct. In this letter, we discuss the current state of bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy and offer information to guide clinicians on choosing the appropriate bowel preparation for their patients. PMID:23345936

  14. Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy: A continual search for excellence

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    Matthew L Bechtold

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy is essential to maximize the benefits of colonoscopy. Numerous bowel preparations have been studied, ranging from 4 L polyethylene glycol (PEG to split-dose regimens to 2 L PEG with an adjunct laxative (senna, bisacodyl, ascorbic acid. Due to the large volume of PEG required for adequate bowel preparation, many studies have focused on reducing this large volume to only 2 L PEG with the addition of an adjunct. Recently, a randomized controlled trial by Tajika et al showed that the addition of mosapride to only 1.5 L PEG was non-inferior to mosapride and 2 L PEG for bowel cleansing but did provide improvements in patient tolerance. This study offers yet another potential bowel preparation for patients undergoing colonoscopy and may trigger further studies with 1.5 L PEG with an adjunct. In this letter, we discuss the current state of bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy and offer information to guide clinicians on choosing the appropriate bowel preparation for their patients.

  15. Semitransparent peroral small bowel imaging

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    171 follow-through examinations of the small bowel performed in children and adolescents with a large contrast medium meal and the high voltage-low density barium technique (10 to 25 g BaSO4/100 ml, depending on age), are described. A ready made suspension, diluted with water, proved unsatisfactory. Coating properties and stability of the diluted, weak suspension were then greatly improved by hydroxyethylcellulose as a thickening agent and in addition by premedication of the patient with cimetidine. Pure cellulose solution instead of the last portion of barium prevented thickening in the ileum. The procedure has the well known advantages of a large contrast medium meal without the problem of overly dense superpositions. (orig.)

  16. Inflammatory pathways of importance for management of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Pedersen, Jannie; Coskun, Mehmet

    2014-01-01

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract comprising Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Their etiologies are unknown, but they are characterised by an imbalanced production of pro-inflammatory mediators, e.g., tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-?, as well as increased recruitment of leukocytes to the site of inflammation. Advantages in understanding the role of the inflammatory pathways in IBD and an inadequate response to conventional therapy in a large portion of patients, has over the last two decades lead to new therapies which includes the TNF inhibitors (TNFi), designed to target and neutralise the effect of TNF-?. TNFi have shown to be efficient in treating moderate to severe CD and UC. However, convenient alternative therapeutics targeting other immune pathways are needed for patients with IBD refractory to conventional therapy including TNFi. Indeed, several therapeutics are currently under development, and have shown success in clinical trials. These include antibodies targeting and neutralising interleukin-12/23, small pharmacologic Janus kinase inhibitors designed to block intracellular signaling of several pro-inflammatory cytokines, antibodies targeting integrins, and small anti-adhesion molecules that block adhesion between leukocytes and the intestinal vascular endothelium, reducing their infiltration into the inflamed mucosa. In this review we have elucidated the major signaling pathways of clinical importance for IBD therapy and highlighted the new promising therapies available. As stated in this paper several new treatment options are under development for the treatment of CD and UC, however, no drug fits all patients. Hence, optimisations of treatment regimens are warranted for the benefit of the patients either through biomarker establishment or other rationales to maximise the effect of the broad range of mode-of-actions of the present and future drugs in IBD.

  17. Use of biosimilars in inflammatory bowel disease: Statements of the Italian Group for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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    Annese, Vito; Vecchi, Maurizio

    2014-11-01

    The introduction of biological therapies, particularly anti-TNF? agents, has revolutionized the management of inflammatory bowel disease in those cases which are refractory to conventional treatment; however these drugs are not risk-free and their use has substantially increased the cost of treatment. As marketing protection expires for original, first-generation biopharmaceuticals, lower-cost "copies" of these drugs produced by competitor companies-referred to as biosimilars-are already entering the market. In September 2013, the European Medicines Agency approved two infliximab biosimilars for treatment of adult and paediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients, a decision based largely on efficacy and safety data generated in studies of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. For many clinicians, extrapolation practices and the general question of interchangeability between biosimilars and reference biologics are cause for concern. In the present paper, the Italian Group for inflammatory bowel disease presents its statements on these issues, with emphasis on the peculiar clinical characteristics of inflammatory bowel disease and the importance of providing physicians and patients with adequate information and guarantees on the safety and efficacy of these new drugs in the specific setting of inflammatory bowel disease. PMID:25139379

  18. Colonoscopia como método diagnóstico e terapêutico das moléstias do instestino grosso: análise de 2.567 exames / Colonoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic method of the large bowel diseases: analysis of 2,567 exams

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    Sergio Carlos, Nahas; Carlos Frederico Sparapan, Marques; Sérgio Alonso, Araújo; Adilson Akihide, Aisaka; Caio Sérgio Rizkallah, Nahas; Rodrigo Ambar, Pinto; Desidério Roberto, Kiss.

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    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Com o surgimento das fibras ópticas na área médica, houve grande avanço tecnológico na observação do aparelho digestivo, com a introdução dos endoscópios flexíveis, usados anteriormente para o trato digestivo superior. OBJETIVO: Rever os resultados da aplicação da colonoscopia diagnóstica [...] e terapêutica na Disciplina de Coloproctologia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, respeitando as características de instituição de ensino e aprimoramento médico. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Análise retrospectiva dos dados referentes a 2.567 exames de fibrocolonoscopia realizados entre os anos de 1984 e 2002, seja em regime de internação hospitalar ou ambulatorial. As principais indicações de exame nesta casuística foram o sangramento retal/anemia em 571 (22,24%) doentes, alteração do hábito intestinal em 379 (14,76%), moléstia inflamatória em 222 (8,65%) e pós-operatório de neoplasia em 186 (7,25%). O preparo intestinal com manitol foi realizado na maioria dos doentes. A sedação, quando não contra-indicada, foi feita com meperidina e benzodiazepínico. Todos exames foram feitos com monitorização com oxímetro de pulso. RESULTADOS: O resultado do exame foi normal em 1.089 (42,42%) casos. Pólipos foram diagnosticados em 397 (15,47%) casos, doença diverticular em 330 (12,86%), doença inflamatória em 305 (11,88%) e câncer colorretal em 262 (10,21%). Foram realizadas 819 polipectomias em 397 doentes, gerando a média de 2,21 polipectomias por doente com pólipo. A colonoscopia foi considerada incompleta (quando não atingiu o ceco) em 181 (7,05%) casos. Houve um caso de perfuração por fratura de tumor subestenosante de retossigmóide. Complicações relacionadas à sedação levaram à interrupção do exame em 0,42% das vezes, sem maiores prejuízos aos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: A colonoscopia foi método eficaz no diagnóstico e tratamento de afecções colorretais, sendo seguro e com baixo índice de morbidade em ambiente universitário. Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Since the sixties, when the optic fibers were reported, colonoscopy had emerged as the first line imaging investigation of the colon. AIM: To review the results of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy at the Discipline of Coloproctology of the University of São Paulo Medical School, Sã [...] o Paulo, SP, Brazil, respecting the characteristics of an institution of medical eduction. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of basis related to 2,567 fibro colonoscopies between 1984 and 2002. The procedure was performed in hospitalized and in outpatients. The most common indications for colonoscopy were investigation of rectal bleeding and anemia (22.4%), change of bowel habit (14.76%), inflammatory bowel disease (8.65%) and carcinoma (7.25%). Bowel preparation with manitol was used by most of the patients. Sedation, when not contra-indicated, was administered. The most common combination was meperidine and benzodiazepine. All the exams were monitored with pulse oximeter. A normal colonoscopy to the point of maximum insertion was reported in 42.42% of procedures. The most common diagnosis was polyps (15.47%), followed by diverticular disease (12.86%). Inflammatory disease was recorded in 11.88% and carcinoma in 10.21%. Polypectomy was undertaken in 397 patients (2.21 polypectomy per patient with polyps). Colonoscopy was considered incomplete (when the colonoscope did not pass to the cecum or terminal ileum) in 181 (7.05%) cases. Perforation was reported in one patient who had a subestenosing retossigmoid tumor. In 0.42%, reasons for failing to complete the procedure included complication related to sedation, with no further prejudice for the patients. CONCLUSIONS: Colonoscopic examination of the entire colon remains the standard for visualization, biopsy and treatment of colonic affections. The incidence of complication of endoscopy of the large bowel is quite low, even in a school hospital.

  19. Colonoscopia como método diagnóstico e terapêutico das moléstias do instestino grosso: análise de 2.567 exames Colonoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic method of the large bowel diseases: analysis of 2,567 exams

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    Sergio Carlos Nahas

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: Com o surgimento das fibras ópticas na área médica, houve grande avanço tecnológico na observação do aparelho digestivo, com a introdução dos endoscópios flexíveis, usados anteriormente para o trato digestivo superior. OBJETIVO: Rever os resultados da aplicação da colonoscopia diagnóstica e terapêutica na Disciplina de Coloproctologia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, respeitando as características de instituição de ensino e aprimoramento médico. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Análise retrospectiva dos dados referentes a 2.567 exames de fibrocolonoscopia realizados entre os anos de 1984 e 2002, seja em regime de internação hospitalar ou ambulatorial. As principais indicações de exame nesta casuística foram o sangramento retal/anemia em 571 (22,24% doentes, alteração do hábito intestinal em 379 (14,76%, moléstia inflamatória em 222 (8,65% e pós-operatório de neoplasia em 186 (7,25%. O preparo intestinal com manitol foi realizado na maioria dos doentes. A sedação, quando não contra-indicada, foi feita com meperidina e benzodiazepínico. Todos exames foram feitos com monitorização com oxímetro de pulso. RESULTADOS: O resultado do exame foi normal em 1.089 (42,42% casos. Pólipos foram diagnosticados em 397 (15,47% casos, doença diverticular em 330 (12,86%, doença inflamatória em 305 (11,88% e câncer colorretal em 262 (10,21%. Foram realizadas 819 polipectomias em 397 doentes, gerando a média de 2,21 polipectomias por doente com pólipo. A colonoscopia foi considerada incompleta (quando não atingiu o ceco em 181 (7,05% casos. Houve um caso de perfuração por fratura de tumor subestenosante de retossigmóide. Complicações relacionadas à sedação levaram à interrupção do exame em 0,42% das vezes, sem maiores prejuízos aos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: A colonoscopia foi método eficaz no diagnóstico e tratamento de afecções colorretais, sendo seguro e com baixo índice de morbidade em ambiente universitário.BACKGROUND: Since the sixties, when the optic fibers were reported, colonoscopy had emerged as the first line imaging investigation of the colon. AIM: To review the results of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy at the Discipline of Coloproctology of the University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, respecting the characteristics of an institution of medical eduction. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of basis related to 2,567 fibro colonoscopies between 1984 and 2002. The procedure was performed in hospitalized and in outpatients. The most common indications for colonoscopy were investigation of rectal bleeding and anemia (22.4%, change of bowel habit (14.76%, inflammatory bowel disease (8.65% and carcinoma (7.25%. Bowel preparation with manitol was used by most of the patients. Sedation, when not contra-indicated, was administered. The most common combination was meperidine and benzodiazepine. All the exams were monitored with pulse oximeter. A normal colonoscopy to the point of maximum insertion was reported in 42.42% of procedures. The most common diagnosis was polyps (15.47%, followed by diverticular disease (12.86%. Inflammatory disease was recorded in 11.88% and carcinoma in 10.21%. Polypectomy was undertaken in 397 patients (2.21 polypectomy per patient with polyps. Colonoscopy was considered incomplete (when the colonoscope did not pass to the cecum or terminal ileum in 181 (7.05% cases. Perforation was reported in one patient who had a subestenosing retossigmoid tumor. In 0.42%, reasons for failing to complete the procedure included complication related to sedation, with no further prejudice for the patients. CONCLUSIONS: Colonoscopic examination of the entire colon remains the standard for visualization, biopsy and treatment of colonic affections. The incidence of complication of endoscopy of the large bowel is quite low, even in a school hospital.

  20. Pigmented Lesion of Buccal Mucosa

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    Bajpai, Manas; Kumar, Malay; Kumar, Manish; Agarwal, Deshant

    2014-01-01

    Pigmented lesions are commonly found in the mouth. Such lesions represent a variety of clinical entities, ranging from physiologic changes to manifestation of systemic illness and malignant neoplasm. Diagnosis of such lesions requires a proper case history, extraoral and intraoral examination, and, in some cases, biopsy, aspiration cytology, and laboratory investigations. Here we present a case of purple lesion on the buccal mucosa of a 34-year-old male patient which was provisionally diagnosed as mucocele but on the basis of histopathological picture it was finally diagnosed as angiofibroma, and we also discuss the clinical and histopathological differential diagnosis. PMID:25161669

  1. Decrease in two intestinal copper/zinc containing proteins with antioxidant function in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Mulder, T P; Verspaget, H W; Janssens, A R; de Bruin, P. A.; Peña, A S; Lamers, C. B.

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    Oxygen derived radicals contribute to tissue injury in inflammatory bowel disease. We measured the content of superoxide dismutase and metallothionein (two endogenous copper and zinc containing proteins involved in radical scavenging) in intestinal resection specimens from 29 patients with Crohn's disease and 12 patients with ulcerative colitis and compared the concentrations with those obtained in the normal mucosa of a control group of 18 patients with colorectal cancer. The superoxide dism...

  2. Bowel Preparation: Current Status

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    Duncan, James E.; Quietmeyer, Christie M.

    2009-01-01

    Despite emerging evidence from randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses questioning its use, mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) continues to hold an accepted place among surgeons. MBP has been administered to patients for over a century, and though the methods and agents used for intestinal cleansing have evolved over time, many surgeons still embrace MBP as a necessary, essential regimen. The accepted rationale for MBP includes evacuation of stool to allow visualization of the luminal ...

  3. Short bowel syndrome.

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    Donohoe, Claire L

    2012-02-01

    The short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a state of malabsorption following intestinal resection where there is less than 200 cm of intestinal length. The management of short bowel syndrome can be challenging and is best managed by a specialised multidisciplinary team. A good understanding of the pathophysiological consequences of resection of different portions of the small intestine is necessary to anticipate and prevent, where possible, consequences of SBS. Nutrient absorption and fluid and electrolyte management in the initial stages are critical to stabilisation of the patient and to facilitate the process of adaptation. Pharmacological adjuncts to promote adaptation are in the early stages of development. Primary restoration of bowel continuity, if possible, is the principle mode of surgical treatment. Surgical procedures to increase the surface area of the small intestine or improve its function may be of benefit in experienced hands, particularly in the paediatric population. Intestinal transplant is indicated at present for patients who have failed to tolerate long-term parenteral nutrition but with increasing experience, there may be a potentially expanded role for its use in the future.

  4. Ectopic gastric mucosa presenting as a polypoid mass within a Meckel's diverticulum

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    Dewandel, P.; Janssen, L.; Vanbeckevoort, D.; Ponette, E. [University Hospital, Leuven (Belgium). Dept. of Radiology; Dedeurwaerdere, S. [Dept. of Anatomopathology, University Hospitals, Leuven (Belgium); Miserez, M. [Dept. of Surgery, University Hospitals, Leuven (Belgium)

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    A 32-year-old man presented with severe abdominal pain located in the mesogastrium and right hemi-abdomen. A barium transit study showed a tubular structure of 6 cm arising from a bowel loop in the distal ileum, with an intraluminal polypoid mass near the bottom. Diagnosis of a benign lesion within a Meckel's diverticulum was made. Anatomopathology confirmed a Meckel's diverticulum and demonstrated that the polypoid mass was caused by an unusual great ectopic island of gastric mucosa. (orig.)

  5. Breastfeeding and genetic factors in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease in children

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    Theresa A Mikhailov, Sylvia E Furner

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic, debilitating disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The etiology of inflammatory bowel disease has not been elucidated, but is thought to be multifactorial with both environ-mental and genetic influences. A large body of research has been conducted to elucidate the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease. This article reviews this literature, emphasizing the studies of breastfeeding and the studies of genetic factors, particularly NOD2 polymorphisms.

  6. Oral purgative and simethicone before small bowel capsule endoscopy

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    Bruno Joel Ferreira Rosa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate small bowel cleansing quality, diagnostic yield and transit time, comparing three cleansing protocols prior to capsule endoscopy. METHODS: Sixty patients were prospectively enrolled and randomized to one of the following cleansing protocols: patients in Group A underwent a 24 h liquid diet and overnight fasting; patients in Group B followed protocol A and subsequently were administered 2 L of polyethylene glycol (PEG the evening before the procedure; patients in Group C followed protocol B and were additionally administered 100 mg of simethicone 30 min prior to capsule ingestion. Small bowel cleansing was independently assessed by two experienced endoscopists and classified as poor, fair, good or excellent according to the proportion of small bowel mucosa under perfect conditions for visualization. When there was no agreement between the two endoscopists, the images were reviewed and discussed until a consensus was reached. The preparation was considered acceptable if > 50% or adequate if > 75% of the mucosa was in perfect cleansing condition. The amount of bubbles was assessed independently and it was considered significant if it prevented a correct interpretation of the images. Positive endoscopic findings, gastric emptying time (GET and small bowel transit time (SBTT were recorded for each examination. RESULTS: There was a trend favoring Group B in achieving an acceptable (including fair, good or excellent level of cleansing (Group A: 65%; Group B: 83.3%; Group C: 68.4% [P = not significant (NS] and favoring Group C in attaining an excellent level of cleansing (Group A: 10%; Group B: 16.7%; Group C: 21.1% (P = NS. The number of patients with an adequate cleansing of the small bowel, corresponding to an excellent or good classification, was 5 (25% in Group A, 5 (27.8% in Group B and 4 (21.1% in Group C (P = 0.892. Conversely, 7 patients (35% in Group A, 3 patients (16.7% in Group B and 6 patients (31.6% in Group C were considered to have poor small bowel cleansing (P = 0.417, with significant fluid or debris such that the examination was unreliable. The proportion of patients with a significant amount of bubbles was 50% in Group A, 27.8% in Group B and 15.8% in Group C (P = 0.065. This was significantly lower in Group C when compared to Group A (P = 0.026. The mean GET was 27.8 min for Group A, 27.2 min for Group B and 40.7 min for Group C (P = 0.381. The mean SBTT was 256.4 min for Group A, 256.1 min for Group B and 258.1 min for Group C (P = 0.998. Regarding to the rate of complete examinations, the capsule reached the cecum in 20 patients (100% in Group A, 16 patients (88.9% in Group B and 17 patients (89.5% in Group C (P = 0.312. A definite diagnosis based on relevant small bowel endoscopic lesions was established in 60% of the patients in Group A (12 patients, 44.4% in Group B (8 patients and 57.8% in Group C (11 patients (P = 0.587. CONCLUSION: Preparation with 2 L of PEG before small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE may improve small bowel cleansing and the quality of visualization. Simethicone may further reduce intraluminal bubbles. No significant differences were found regarding GET, SBTT and the proportion of complete exploration or diagnostic yield among the three different cleansing protocols.

  7. Diet in irritable bowel syndrome.

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    El-Salhy, Magdy; Gundersen, Doris

    2015-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by intermittent abdominal pain/discomfort, altered bowel habits and abdominal bloating/distension. This review aimed at presenting the recent developments concerning the role of diet in the pathophysiology and management of IBS. There is no convincing evidence that IBS patients suffer from food allergy/intolerance, and there is no evidence that gluten causes the debated new diagnosis of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). The component in wheat that triggers symptoms in NCGS appears to be the carbohydrates. Patients with NCGS appear to be IBS patients who are self-diagnosed and self-treated with a gluten-free diet. IBS symptoms are triggered by the consumption of the poorly absorbed fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) and insoluble fibre. On reaching the distal small intestine and colon, FODMAPS and insoluble fibre increase the osmotic pressure in the large-intestine lumen and provide a substrate for bacterial fermentation, with consequent gas production, abdominal distension and abdominal pain or discomfort. Poor FODMAPS and insoluble fibres diet reduces the symptom and improve the quality of life in IBS patients. Moreover, it changes favourably the intestinal microbiota and restores the abnormalities in the gastrointestinal endocrine cells. Five gastrointestinal endocrine cell types that produce hormones regulating appetite and food intake are abnormal in IBS patients. Based on these hormonal abnormalities, one would expect that IBS patients to have increased food intake and body weight gain. However, the link between obesity and IBS is not fully studied. Individual dietary guidance for intake of poor FODMAPs and insoluble fibres diet in combination with probiotics intake and regular exercise is to be recommended for IBS patients. PMID:25880820

  8. Physiologic effects of bowel preparation

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    Holte, Kathrine; Nielsen, Kristine Grubbe

    2004-01-01

    PURPOSE: Despite the universal use of bowel preparation before colonoscopy and colorectal surgery, the physiologic effects have not been described in a standardized setting. This study was designed to investigate the physiologic effects of bowel preparation. METHODS: In a prospective study, 12 healthy volunteers (median age, 63 years) underwent bowel preparation with bisacodyl and sodium phosphate. Fluid and food intake were standardized according to weight, providing adequate calorie and oral fluid intake. Before and after bowel preparation, weight, exercise capacity, orthostatic tolerance, plasma and extracellular volume, balance function, and biochemical parameters were measured. RESULTS: Bowel preparation led to a significant decrease in exercise capacity (median, 9 percent) and weight (median, 1.2 kg). Plasma osmolality was significantly increased from 287 to 290 mmol kg(-1), as well as increased phosphate and urea concentrations, whereas calcium and potassium concentrations decreased significantly afterbowel preparation. No differences in plasma or extracellular volumes were seen. Orthostatic tolerance and balance function did not change after bowel preparation. CONCLUSIONS: Bowel preparation has significant adverse physiologic effects, which may be attributed to dehydration. The majority of these findings is small and may not be of clinical relevance in otherwise healthy patients undergoing bowel preparation and following recommendations for oral fluid intake.

  9. Chlamydia trachomatis antigens in enteroendocrine cells and macrophages of the small bowel in patients with severe irritable bowel syndrome

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Inflammation and immune activation have repeatedly been suggested as pathogentic factors in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS. The driving force for immune activation in IBS remains unknown. The aim of our study was to find out if the obligate intracellular pathogen Chlamydia could be involved in the pathogenesis of IBS. Methods We studied 65 patients (61 females with IBS and 42 (29 females healthy controls in which IBS had been excluded. Full thickness biopsies from the jejunum and mucosa biopsies from the duodenum and the jejunum were stained with a monoclonal antibody to Chlamydia lipopolysaccharide (LPS and species-specific monoclonal antibodies to C. trachomatis and C. pneumoniae. We used polyclonal antibodies to chromogranin A, CD68, CD11c, and CD117 to identify enteroendocrine cells, macrophages, dendritic, and mast cells, respectively. Results Chlamydia LPS was present in 89% of patients with IBS, but in only 14% of healthy controls (p C. trachomatis major outer membrane protein (MOMP. Staining for C. pneumoniae was negative in both patients and controls. Chlamydia LPS was detected in enteroendocrine cells of the mucosa in 90% of positive biopsies and in subepithelial macrophages in 69% of biopsies. Biopsies taken at different time points in 19 patients revealed persistence of Chlamydia LPS up to 11 years. The odds ratio for the association of Chlamydia LPS with presence of IBS (43.1; 95% CI: 13.2-140.7 is much higher than any previously described pathogenetic marker in IBS. Conclusions We found C. trachomatis antigens in enteroendocrine cells and macrophages in the small bowel mucosa of patients with IBS. Further studies are required to clarify if the presence of such antigens has a role in the pathogenesis of IBS.

  10. Common polymorphisms in the microsomal epoxide hydrolase and N-acetyltransferase 2 genes in association with inflammatory bowel disease in the Danish population

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    Ernst, Anja; Andersen, Vibeke

    2011-01-01

    Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by recurrent inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. Reactive molecules play a central role in altering the intestinal permeability, which may induce or sustain an immune response. Changes in detoxification of substances that causes epithelial damage may confer susceptibility to IBD. Hence, polymorphic enzymes involved in the detoxification processes may be risk factors of IBD.

  11. Altered gastric emptying in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

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    Irritable bowel syndrome is the most frequent functional disorder of the digestive system. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome have motor disorders not only in the colon, but also in other parts of the digestive tract such as the oesophagus and small intestine; however, it is not known whether the stomach is also involved. We used a radiolabelled mixed solid-liquid meal (technetium-99m for the solid component, indium-111 for the liquid component) to study gastric emptying of solids (GES), liquids (GEL) and indigestible solids (GER) in 50 patients diagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome (30 with predominant constipation and 20 with predominant diarrhoea). GER was measured by counting the number of indigestible solids remaining in the stomach 4 h after they were swallowed. In patients with irritable bowel syndrome, GES and GEL were slower than in control subjects (P<0.05). GER was normal in all patients except for two women. Thirty-two patients (64%) showed delayed GES, 29 (58%) delayed GEL, and 2 (4%) delayed GER. Among patients with irritable bowel syndrome, GES was slower in those with predominant constipation than in those with predominant diarrhoea (P<0.05); GEL and GER were similar in both groups. Gastroparesis was found in a large proportion of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, suggesting the presence of a more generalised motor disorder of the gut. (orig.)

  12. Altered gastric emptying in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

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    Caballero-Plasencia, A.M.; Valenzuela-Barranco, M. [Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Granada (Spain); Herrerias-Gutierrez, J.M. [Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital ``Virgen de la Macarena``, Sevilla (Spain); Esteban-Carretero, J.M. [Central Service of Investigation in Health Sciences, University of Cadiz, Cadiz (Spain)

    1999-04-29

    Irritable bowel syndrome is the most frequent functional disorder of the digestive system. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome have motor disorders not only in the colon, but also in other parts of the digestive tract such as the oesophagus and small intestine; however, it is not known whether the stomach is also involved. We used a radiolabelled mixed solid-liquid meal (technetium-99m for the solid component, indium-111 for the liquid component) to study gastric emptying of solids (GES), liquids (GEL) and indigestible solids (GER) in 50 patients diagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome (30 with predominant constipation and 20 with predominant diarrhoea). GER was measured by counting the number of indigestible solids remaining in the stomach 4 h after they were swallowed. In patients with irritable bowel syndrome, GES and GEL were slower than in control subjects (P<0.05). GER was normal in all patients except for two women. Thirty-two patients (64%) showed delayed GES, 29 (58%) delayed GEL, and 2 (4%) delayed GER. Among patients with irritable bowel syndrome, GES was slower in those with predominant constipation than in those with predominant diarrhoea (P<0.05); GEL and GER were similar in both groups. Gastroparesis was found in a large proportion of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, suggesting the presence of a more generalised motor disorder of the gut. (orig.) With 1 fig., 3 tabs., 48 refs.

  13. Up-regulation and Pre-activation of TRAF3 and TRAF5 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    Jun Shen, Yu-qi Qiao, Zhi-hua Ran, Tian-rong Wang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: TRAF3 and TRAF5 share a common ancestral gene, and interact as essential components of signaling pathways in immunity. TRAF3 and TRAF5 are overexpressed in the colon of rat/mouse models with colitis. However, the expressions of TRAF3 and TRAF5 in patients with inflammatory bowel disease have not been elucidated. The aim of the present study is to explore the potential roles of TRAF3 and TRAF5 in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.Methods: Plasma levels of TRAF3 and TRAF5 proteins were detected by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA. Colonic expression of TRAF3 and TRAF5 proteins was detected by western blot analysis. Quantitative Real-time PCR (qRT-PCR was applied for gene expression. Inflamed intestinal mucosa and non-inflamed intestinal mucosa in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and normal mucosa was analyzed from healthy controls.Results: The plasma levels of TRAF3 and TRAF5 were significantly higher both in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis than in healthy controls. Only soluble TRAF5 showed a weak correlation with endoscopic disease activity index (Baron score in patients with ulcerative colitis (spearman's r=0.358, P=0.022. Gene expressions of TRAF3 and TRAF5 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were significantly higher both in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis than in healthy controls (all P<0.0001. Gene and protein expressions of TRAF3 and TRAF5 were significantly higher in inflamed colonic mucosa of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis than in non-inflamed colonic mucosa and normal mucosa of healthy controls (all P<0.0001. Furthermore, gene and protein expressions of TRAF3 and TRAF5 were also significantly higher in non-inflamed colonic mucosa of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis than in normal mucosa of healthy controls.Conclusions: TRAF3 and TRAF5 are overexpressed in inflammatory bowel disease. Although the endoscopic appearance can be normal, TRAF3 and TRAF5 pre-activation can be detected in non-inflamed colonic segments.

  14. Clinical, endoscopical and morphological efficacy of mesalazine in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

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    Dorofeyev AE

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Andrey E Dorofeyev1, Elena A Kiriyan2, Inna V Vasilenko1, Olga A Rassokhina1, Andrey F Elin11National Medical University, Donetsk, Ukraine; 2Gastroenterological Center of Poltava Hospital Clinic, Poltava, UkraineObjectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical efficacy and cytomorphologic changes of colon mucosa following the treatment of patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS with mesalazine (5-aminosalicylic acid [5-ASA].Methods: In this controlled, randomized, blind clinical trial, a total of 360 patients with varying subtypes of IBS were randomly treated with 500 mg of mesalazine qid or by standard therapy without mesalazine for a period of 28 days. Pre- and post-treatment pain intensity, pain duration, meteorism, stool abnormalities and endoscopic parameters were monitored, and biopsies or brush biopsies were examined histologically.Results: Treatment of IBS patients with mesalazine significantly reduced intensity and duration of pain in all subtypes of IBS, except for duration of pain in the subtype “undifferentiated”, where the difference was not significant. In addition, in patients with diarrhea type and undifferentiated type of IBS, mesalazine also significantly reduced the abnormal stool pattern. In comparison to the control group, administration of mesalazine reduced the incidence of endoscopic and cytomorphologic changes of the bowel mucosa, including changes in colon mucus, mucus production, cytologic or histologic parameters, epithelial cell degeneration, appearance of leukocytes and macrophages and cell infiltrations.Conclusion: Mesalazine was effective in reducing several symptoms characteristic of IBS. It significantly reduced pain intensity and duration and improved cytohistologic parameters of the bowel mucosa.Keywords: 5-amino salicylic acid, 5-ASA, abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, IBS, meteorism, stool abnormalities

  15. CT assessment of anastomotic bowel leak

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    Power, N. [Department of Radiology, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada); Atri, M. [Department of Radiology, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada)]. E-mail: mostafa.atri@sw.ca; Ryan, S. [Department of Radiology, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada); Haddad, R. [Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada); Smith, A. [Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 (Canada)

    2007-01-15

    Aim: To evaluate the predictors of clinically important gastrointestinal anastomotic leaks using multidetector computed tomography (CT). Subjects and methods: Ninety-nine patients, 73 with clinical suspicion of anastomotic bowel leak and 26 non-bowel surgery controls underwent CT to investigate postoperative sepsis. Fifty patients had undergone large bowel and 23 small bowel anastomoses. The time interval from surgery was 3-30 days (mean 10 {+-} 5.9 SD) for the anastomotic group and 3-40 days (mean 14 {+-} 11 SD) for the control group (p = 0.3). Two radiologists blinded to the final results reviewed the CT examinations in consensus and recorded the presence of peri-anastomotic air, fluid or combination of the two; distant loculated fluid or combination of fluid and air; free air or fluid; and intestinal contrast leak. Final diagnosis of clinically important anastomotic leak (CIAL) was confirmed at surgery or by chart review of predetermined clinical and laboratory criteria. Results: The prevalence of CIAL in the group undergoing CT was 31.5% (23/73). The CT examinations with documented leak were performed 5-28 (mean; 11.4 {+-} 6 SD) days after surgery. Nine patients required repeat operation, 10 percutaneous abscess drainage, two percutaneous drainage followed by surgery, and two prolonged antibiotic treatment and total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Of the CT features examined, only peri-anastomotic loculated fluid containing air was more frequently seen in the CIAL group as opposed to the no leak group (p = 0.04). There was no intestinal contrast leakage in this cohort. Free air was present up to 9 days and loculated air up to 26 days without CIAL. Conclusion: Most postoperative CT features overlap between patients with and without CIAL. The only feature seen statistically more frequently with CIAL is peri-anastomotic loculated fluid containing air.

  16. [Virus diseases of the mouth mucosa].

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    Nasemann, T

    1976-01-01

    In accordance with the system of viral species, viral disorders of the oral mucosa may be classified with regard to their intensity of affection. There are but few viral infections exclusively affecting the oral mucosa like e.g. 1. Glossitis papulosa of Michelson, representing a special form of vaccinia inoculata, 2. Gingivo-stomatitis herpetica and 3. warts of the mucosa or condyloma-like papillomas of the oral mucosa including oral papillomatosis, that, itself shows morphological and clinical similarities to laryngeal papilloma. A second group of disorders mainly affecting the oral mucosa includes the "Aphthoid of Pospischill and Feyrter", Zahorsky's herpangina and other viral infections by the Coxsackie group, like vesicular stomatitis. The 3rd group represents viral infections of other organs in which affection of the oral mucosa is a prerogative, e.g. smallpox, varicella, foot-and-mouth disease and pharyngo-conjunctival fever. A 4th group includes those viral infections of the organs in which co-affection of oral mucosa occurs frequently or once in a while (at occasions). Here, we find eczema vaccinatum, herpes zoster, herpes simplex of the oral mucosa mostly on the hard palate, eczema herpeticatum, post-herpetic Erythema exsudativum multiforme, Mononucleosis infectiosa Pfeiffer, viral flu, German measles, parotitis epidemica, rubeola and ECHO-exanthema. A 5th and last group is made up by viral infections of other organs, in which affection of the oral mucosa hardly occurs at all. This group contains paravaccinal Ecthyma contagiosum, poliomyelitis, viral infection of the city of Marburg and some Arbovirus infections. Relatively few viral disorders never co-exist with lesions on the oral mucosa like e.g. Virus-hepatitis or some viral encephalitides. Groups 1 and 2, most important of all, are presented in detail regarding clinics, diagnostics, differential-diagnosis and therapy. The disorders within the other 3 groups are discussed only regarding their importance in the field of ENT-related symptoms of the oral mucosa. A number of pictures and tables completes important clinical details and give further hints to their differential-diagnosis. PMID:830106

  17. Omega-3 fatty acids induce biochemical changes in the small bowel of rats before and after resection Efeito do ácido graxo ômega-3 no intestino delgado de ratos antes e após ressecção

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    João Carlos Nunes de Oliveira; Clarice Izumi; Sergio Zucoloto; Arony Aparecido Lopes; Camila Alves Areda; Osvaldo de Freitas

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    In the present study, the effect of dietary fish oil, a highly unsaturated fat source, on the intestinal mucosa before and after proximal small bowel resection in rats was studied. Forty Wistar rats were fed defined diets containing fish oil (experimental group) or corn oil (control group). After 2 weeks, animals underwent a 50% proximal small bowel resection. Mucosal disaccharidases, alkaline phosphatase, aminopeptidase, protein, DNA, and TBARs levels were assessed in samples immediately bef...

  18. [Urethral reconstruction using buccal mucosa transplants].

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    Engel, O; Ahyai, S; Rink, M; Eichelberg, C; Dahlem, R; Fisch, M

    2013-05-01

    Buccal mucosa is the ideal material for urethral reconstruction because it is easy to harvest, is accustomed to permanent moisture and can be used at any location in the urethra. Stricture length and local conditions of the urethra have to be considered to decide which technique is required to reconstruct the urethra. Open urethroplasty with buccal mucosa has a success rate over 85% and should be used after unsuccessful internal urethrotomy and primarily in longer strictures. PMID:23589043

  19. Preparing the bowel for colonoscopy.

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    Abubakar, K; Goggin, N; Gormally, S; Durnin, M; Drumm, B

    1995-01-01

    Bowel preparation methods for total colonoscopy in children generally involve whole gut irrigation with electrolyte lavage solutions, which in most children will require hospitalisation for nasogastric tube administration. The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of oral bisacodyl combined with a single phosphate enema as a bowel preparation regimen in children. In an open prospective trial, 30 children (aged 18 months-15 years) were given oral bisacodyl on each morning of the two d...

  20. Does stress induce bowel dysfunction?

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    Chang, Yu-Ming; El-Zaatari, Mohamad; John Y. Kao

    2014-01-01

    Psychological stress is known to induce somatic symptoms. Classically, many gut physiological responses to stress are mediated by the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. There is, however, a growing body of evidence of stress-induced corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) release causing bowel dysfunction through multiple pathways, either through the HPA axis, the autonomic nervous systems, or directly on the bowel itself. In addition, recent findings of CRF influencing the composition of gut...

  1. Cancer in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Jianlin Xie, Steven H Itzkowitz

    2008-01-01

    Patients with long-standing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Many of the molecular alterations responsible for sporadic colorectal cancer, namely chromosomal instability, microsatellite instability, and hypermethylation, also play a role in colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis. Colon cancer risk in inflammatory bowel disease increases with longer duration of colitis, greater anatomic extent of colitis, the presence of primary sc...

  2. Imaging of the Small Bowel

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    Wiarda, B.M.

    2012-01-01

    Visualization of the small bowel is a clinical challenge due to its length, motility, shape, and central location distal to the stomach and proximal to the coecum. During the last decade, several new techniques have been introduced for visualizing the small bowel. Radiologists and clinicians are now faced with a dilemma in deciding which technique to use in two common groups of adult patients: those with known or suspected Crohn’s disease, and those with obscure gastrointesti...

  3. Úlcera eosinófila de la mucosa oral Eosinophilic ulcer of oral mucosa

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    A.C. Bencini

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available La Úlcera Eosinófila de la Mucosa Oral, es una entidad poco frecuente, pobremente descrita en la literatura mundial. Se define como una lesión benigna autolimitada que si bien puede presentarse en distintas áreas de la cavidad bucal, presenta una marcada predilección por la mucosa ventral de la lengua. Clínicamente, se presenta como una lesión ulcerada de bordes indurados y sobreelevados. Los hallazgos histopatológicos son característicos y consisten en un infiltrado mixto rico en eosinófilos, acompañado de una población de grandes células mononucleadas. Recientes artículos basados en estudios inmunohistoquimicos, permiten afirmar la presencia de grandes linfocitos atípicos CD30+ y por lo tanto, incluir esta lesión en el espectro de las entidades simuladoras de desordenes linfoproliferativos. A pesar de esto, el mecanismo etiopatogenico permanece oscuro y el trauma local juega un rol todavía no dilucidado; aunque se halla presente en la mayoría de las publicaciones, explicando el fenómeno como un mecanismo reactivo. La importancia de esta lesión, radica en su diagnostico diferencial por su semejanza clínica al carcinoma espinocelular, histoplasmosis, chancro sifilítico, Úlcera tuberculosa, carcinoma epidermoide y otras. En nuestro trabajo se revisa la literatura y se discuten la características clínicas, histopatológicas y alternativas terapéuticas, a partir del artículo de un caso clínico en una paciente joven, que luego de la biopsia escisión como método para el diagnostico de certeza, se produce una recidiva de la lesión; lo que orientó el tratamiento hacia la cirugía combinada con corticoterapia local intralesional, logrando su remisión.Eosinophilic Ulcer of the Oral Mucosa, an entity, poorly deciphers in world-wide literature. It is defined as a self-limited, benign injury that although it can appear in different areas of the buccal cavity it presents a noticeable predilection via the ventral mucosa of the tongue. Clinically, one looks like an ulcer with hard and risen edges. The histo-pathological findings are typical and consist of a rich infiltrated mix of eosinophils, as well as a population of large mononuclear cells. Recent reports based on immunohistochemical studies allow us to confirm the presence of large atypical lymphocytes CD30+ and therefore include this lesion injury in the spectrum of lympho proliferative disorder simulators. Despite this the etiopathogenic mechanism remains unknown and local trauma still plays an unexplained roll; although the majority of publications have explained the phenomena as a reactive mechanism. The importance of this injury is established by its differential diagnostic because of its clinical similarity to Spinocellular Carcinoma, Histoplasmosis, syphilitic chancre, Ulcer Tuberculosis, Epidermoid Carcinoma and others. In our work the literature is reviewed and clinical characteristics, histo-pathologies and alternative therapies are discussed. We use the case of a young patient who has a biopsy in an effort to diagnose with certainty has a relapse of the lesion which directs the treatment towards combined surgery and local intra lesion cortico therapy which led to successful remission.

  4. Úlcera eosinófila de la mucosa oral / Eosinophilic ulcer of oral mucosa

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    A.C., Bencini; C.A., Bencini; V., Strada; M., Florencia Soldavini; G.M., Bruno; M.F., Cordeu; M.A., Cotignola.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available La Úlcera Eosinófila de la Mucosa Oral, es una entidad poco frecuente, pobremente descrita en la literatura mundial. Se define como una lesión benigna autolimitada que si bien puede presentarse en distintas áreas de la cavidad bucal, presenta una marcada predilección por la mucosa ventral de la leng [...] ua. Clínicamente, se presenta como una lesión ulcerada de bordes indurados y sobreelevados. Los hallazgos histopatológicos son característicos y consisten en un infiltrado mixto rico en eosinófilos, acompañado de una población de grandes células mononucleadas. Recientes artículos basados en estudios inmunohistoquimicos, permiten afirmar la presencia de grandes linfocitos atípicos CD30+ y por lo tanto, incluir esta lesión en el espectro de las entidades simuladoras de desordenes linfoproliferativos. A pesar de esto, el mecanismo etiopatogenico permanece oscuro y el trauma local juega un rol todavía no dilucidado; aunque se halla presente en la mayoría de las publicaciones, explicando el fenómeno como un mecanismo reactivo. La importancia de esta lesión, radica en su diagnostico diferencial por su semejanza clínica al carcinoma espinocelular, histoplasmosis, chancro sifilítico, Úlcera tuberculosa, carcinoma epidermoide y otras. En nuestro trabajo se revisa la literatura y se discuten la características clínicas, histopatológicas y alternativas terapéuticas, a partir del artículo de un caso clínico en una paciente joven, que luego de la biopsia escisión como método para el diagnostico de certeza, se produce una recidiva de la lesión; lo que orientó el tratamiento hacia la cirugía combinada con corticoterapia local intralesional, logrando su remisión. Abstract in english Eosinophilic Ulcer of the Oral Mucosa, an entity, poorly deciphers in world-wide literature. It is defined as a self-limited, benign injury that although it can appear in different areas of the buccal cavity it presents a noticeable predilection via the ventral mucosa of the tongue. Clinically, one [...] looks like an ulcer with hard and risen edges. The histo-pathological findings are typical and consist of a rich infiltrated mix of eosinophils, as well as a population of large mononuclear cells. Recent reports based on immunohistochemical studies allow us to confirm the presence of large atypical lymphocytes CD30+ and therefore include this lesion injury in the spectrum of lympho proliferative disorder simulators. Despite this the etiopathogenic mechanism remains unknown and local trauma still plays an unexplained roll; although the majority of publications have explained the phenomena as a reactive mechanism. The importance of this injury is established by its differential diagnostic because of its clinical similarity to Spinocellular Carcinoma, Histoplasmosis, syphilitic chancre, Ulcer Tuberculosis, Epidermoid Carcinoma and others. In our work the literature is reviewed and clinical characteristics, histo-pathologies and alternative therapies are discussed. We use the case of a young patient who has a biopsy in an effort to diagnose with certainty has a relapse of the lesion which directs the treatment towards combined surgery and local intra lesion cortico therapy which led to successful remission.

  5. Changes in human mucosal gamma delta T cell repertoire and function associated with the disease process in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Mcvay, L. D.; Li, B.; Biancaniello, R.; Creighton, M. A.; Bachwich, D.; Lichtenstein, G.; Rombeau, J. L.; Carding, S. R.

    1997-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Although gamma delta T cells are a major component of the human intestinal mucosa, it is not clear what role they play in mucosal immunity or if they are involved in the disease process of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Flow cytometry and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays were used to identify quantitative and qualitative changes in the repertoire of gamma delta T cells present in surgical and/or biopsy samples or normal and ...

  6. Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Associated Conditions

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    David R. Mack

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available A complex set of interactions between the human genes encoding innate protective functions and immune defenses and the environment of the intestinal mucosa with its microbiota is currently considered key to the pathogenesis of the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD. Probiotics offer a method to potentially alter the intestinal microbiome exogenously or may provide an option to deliver microbial metabolic products to alter the chronicity of intestinal mucosal inflammation characterizing IBD. At present, there is little evidence for the benefit of currently used probiotic microbes in Crohn’s disease or associated conditions affecting extra-intestinal organs. However, clinical practice guidelines are now including a probiotic as an option for recurrent and relapsing antibiotic sensitive pouchitis and the use of probiotics in mild ulcerative colitis is provocative and suggests potential for benefit in select patients but concerns remain about proof from trials.

  7. Role of Antimicrobial Peptides in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    Stefan Vordenbäumen

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD are characterized by a chronic relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa. The etiology and pathogenesis of these disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are incompletely understood. Recently, antimicrobial peptides, which are expressed by leukocytes and epithelia, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of IBD. Antimicrobial peptides are pivotal for intestinal defense, shaping the composition of the luminal flora and contributing thereby to the maintenance of intestinal homeostasis. Apart from their antimicrobial activity affecting commensal bacteria, immunomodulatory properties of antimicrobial peptides have been identified, which link innate and adaptive immune response. There is increasing evidence that alterations in mucosal levels of these peptides contribute to IBD pathogenensis.

  8. Small bowel tumors

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    Xynopoulos D.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY Small intestinal neoplasms are uncommonly encountered in clinical practice. Small intestinal neoplasms may occur sporadically, or in association with genetic diseases such as familial adenomatous polyposis coli or Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, or in association with chronic intestinal inflammatory disorders such as Crohn?s disease or celiac sprue. Benign small intestinal tumors such as leiomyoma, lipoma, hamartoma or desmoid tumor, are usually asymptomatic but may present with intussception. Primary malignancies of the small intestine, including adenocarcinoma, leiomyosarcoma, carcinoid, and lymphoma, may present with intestinal obstruction, jaundice, bleeding, or pain. Extraintestinal neoplasms may involve the intestine via contiguous spread or peritoneal metastasis. Hematogenous metastases to the intestine from an extraintestinal primary are unusual and are most typical of melanoma. Because the small intestine is relatively inaccessible to routine endoscopy, diagnosis of small intestinal neoplasms is often delayed for months after onset of symptoms. When the diagnosis is suspected, enteroclysis is the most useful imaging study. Small bowel endoscopy (enteroscopy is increasingly widely available and may permit earlier, non-operative diagnosis.

  9. Inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Vatn, Morten H; Sandvik, Arne K

    2015-06-01

    Scandinavian researchers have contributed to the present understanding of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Important epidemiological data and family risk factors have been reported from all the Nordic countries, original twin studies mainly from Denmark and Sweden, and relationships to cancer and surgery mostly from Sweden. In collaboration with the industry, development of medical compounds was for a long time in the front line of international research, and the Scandinavian countries participated in the clinical breakthrough of biologic treatment. At present, many Nordic centers are working in the forefront of IBD research. An increasing number of young investigators have entered the scene along with the extended distribution of University clinics and research laboratories in these countries. This presentation of IBD gives a brief overview in the fields of clinical epidemiology and molecular biology. Many areas are covered by International collaborations with partners from Nordic centers. IBD was a topic focused by the founders of Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. After 50 years one may state that the journal's history reflects important pieces of scientific knowledge within these diseases. The early scope of Johannes Myren for IBD was shown through his work in the original World Association of Gastroenterology (OMG), and after 50 years we can clearly support the view that global perspectives in IBD are increasingly important. PMID:25855003

  10. Left over bowels: an unique complication in a surviving twin.

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    George, A T; Varkey, S; Kalam, A; Surendran, N

    2004-12-01

    Conjoint twins have always been a surgical challenge. The authors report an unusual finding in a surviving epigastric heteropagus twin. A 17 year old boy who underwent laparotomy for acute intestinal obstruction revealed a blind ending but complete duplication of the large bowel and an accessory liver in the falciform ligament, along with a separate gall bladder but with fused bile ducts. The findings suggest that the duplicated bowel loop and the accessory liver were remnants of the incomplete parasite twin, assimilated into the body of the autosite, which remained asymptomatic for 17 years. This case is being reported because of the uniqueness of the finding. PMID:15579618

  11. Left over bowels: an unique complication in a surviving twin

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    George, A.; Varkey, S.; Kalam, A.; Surendran, N.

    2004-01-01

    Conjoint twins have always been a surgical challenge. The authors report an unusual finding in a surviving epigastric heteropagus twin. A 17 year old boy who underwent laparotomy for acute intestinal obstruction revealed a blind ending but complete duplication of the large bowel and an accessory liver in the falciform ligament, along with a separate gall bladder but with fused bile ducts.

  12. Why is damage limited to the mucosa in ulcerative colitis but transmural in Crohn’s disease?

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    Qin, Xiaofa

    2013-01-01

    It has been a big puzzle as why the inflammation of ulcerative colitis (UC) is limited to the mucosa, while in Crohn’s disease (CD) the inflammation is transmural and can be seen in all layers of the gut. Here, I give a tentative explanation extended from the unified hypothesis I proposed on the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease. This hypothesis suggested that both UC and CD are caused by weakening of the gut barrier due to damage of the protective mucus layer and the underlying tissue...

  13. Why is damage limited to the mucosa in ulcerative colitis but transmural in Crohn’s disease?

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    Xiaofa Qin

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    It has been a big puzzle as why the inflammation of ulcerative colitis (UC) is limited to the mucosa, while in Crohn’s disease (CD) the inflammation is transmural and can be seen in all layers of the gut. Here, I give a tentative explanation extended from the unified hypothesis I proposed on the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease. This hypothesis suggested that both UC and CD are caused by weakening of the gut barrier due to damage of the protective mucus layer and the underlying t...

  14. Biologic targeting in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases

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    Matteo Bosani

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Matteo Bosani, Sandro Ardizzone, Gabriele Bianchi PorroChair of Gastroenterology, “L. Sacco” University Hospital, Milan, ItalyAbstract: The etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD has not yet been clarified and immunosuppressive agents which nonspecifically reduce inflammation and immunity have been used in the conventional therapies for IBD. Evidence indicates that a dysregulation of mucosal immunity in the gut of IBD causes an overproduction of inflammatory cytokines and trafficking of effector leukocytes into the bowel, thus leading to an uncontrolled intestinal inflammation. Under normal situations, the intestinal mucosa is in a state of “controlled” inflammation regulated by a delicate balance of proinflammatory (tumor necrosis factor [TNF-?], interferon-gamma [IFN-?], interleukin-1 [IL-1], IL-6, IL-12 and anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-4, IL-10, IL-11. The mucosal immune system is the central effector of intestinal inflammation and injury, with cytokines playing a central role in modulating inflammation. Cytokines may therefore be a logical target for inflammatory bowel disease therapy using specific cytokine inhibitors. Biotechnology agents targeted against TNF, leukocyte adhesion, Th1 polarization, T cell activation, nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B, and other miscellaneous therapies are being evaluated as potential therapies for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. In this context, infliximab and adalimumab are currently the only biologic agents approved in Europe for the treatment of inflammatory Crohn’s disease. Other anti-TNF biologic agents have emerged, including CDP571, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, onercept. However, ongoing research continues to generate new biologic agents targeted at specific pathogenic mechanism involved in the inflammatory process. Lymphocyte-endothelial interactions mediated by adhesion molecules are important in leukocyte migration and recruitment to sites of inflammation, and selective blockade of these adhesion molecules is a novel and promising strategy to treat Crohn’s disease. Therapeutics agents to inhibit leukocyte trafficking include natalizumab (approved for use in Crohn’s disease in USA, MLN-02, and ISIS 2302. Other agents being investigated for the treatment of Crohn’s disease include inhibitors of T cell activation, proinflammatory cytokine receptors, Th1 polarization, growth hormone, and growth factors. Agents being investigated for treatment of ulcerative colitis include many of those mentioned above. Controlled clinical trials are currently being conducted, exploring the safety and efficacy of old and new biologic agents, and the search certainly will open new and exciting perspective on the development of therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. A review is made of the main areas of research exploring the mechanisms associated with the pathogenesis of IBD, providing advances in the agents currently in use, and identifying a host of new therapeutic biologic targets.Keywords: Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, biological therapy

  15. A retrospective study of 5-year outcomes of radiotherapy for gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma refractory to Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy

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    The favorable response rate of radiotherapy for localized gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma refractory to Helicobacter pylori eradication has been demonstrated. However, there are limited data available on the long-term outcomes. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of radiotherapy for localized gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma refractory to Helicobacter pylori eradication. Thirty-four consecutive patients with localized gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma that were refractory to eradication were treated with radiotherapy (a total dose of 30 Gy). The response and adverse events of radiotherapy were retrospectively analyzed as short-term outcomes, and recurrence-free, overall and disease-specific survival rates were calculated as long-term outcomes. Thirty-three (97.1%) patients achieved complete remission and radiotherapy was well tolerated. One patient underwent emergency gastrectomy due to severe hematemesis. Of the 34 patients during the median follow-up period of 7.5 (1.2-13.0) years, one patient had local recurrence after 8.8 years, one patient underwent surgery for bowel obstruction secondary to small bowel metastasis after 5.1 years and one patient had pulmonary metastasis after 10.9 years. Pathologically, all three recurrences revealed mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma without any transformation to high-grade lymphoma. None died of gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. The 5-year recurrence-free survival rate was 97.0%. The 5-year overall survival rates and disease-specific survival rates were 97.0 and 100%, respectively. Radiotherapy in patients with localized gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma refractory to Helicobacter pylori eradication can achieve excellent overall survival. However, long-term surveillance is necessary to identify late recurrences. (author)

  16. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... problems with bowel control is to do with muscle weakness. It’s about “why can’t the patient ... the bowel should be emptied by nerves and muscles. And those nerves and muscles function in a ...

  17. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... that doctors give to patients who have problems controlling the bowel, and typically controlling gas is less of a problem than controlling the stool or the bowel movement. This is ...

  18. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... course the first thing that we tend to think of when patients have problems with bowel control ... as well as they should, and one could think of the bowel a little bit like a ...

  19. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... as Insulin Lispro If I Had - Bowel Control Issues - Dr. Niall Galloway, MD, FRCS Back to Home Page If I Had - Bowel Control Issues - Dr. Niall Galloway, MD, FRCS (March 27, 2008 - ...

  20. Intestinal anisakiasis as a rare cause of small bowel obstruction.

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    Kojima, Gotaro; Usuki, Shinichiro; Mizokami, Ken; Tanabe, Marianne; Machi, Junji

    2013-09-01

    Anisakiasis, a parasitic infection by larvae of the nematode Anisakis found in raw or undercooked saltwater fish, mostly involves stomach but rarely small intestine. We report a rare case of a 61-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain and developed small bowel obstruction caused by intestinal anisakiasis. Abdominal computed tomography revealed segmental edema of the intestinal wall with proximal dilatation. The patient underwent urgent laparotomy because strangulated small bowel obstruction was suspected. A localized portion of the intestine around jejunoileal junction was found to be erythematous, edematous, and hardened, which was resected. The resected specimen showed a linear whitish worm, Anisakis simplex, penetrating into the intestinal mucosa. It is often clinically challenging to consider intestinal anisakiasis in the differential diagnosis because of its nonspecific abdominal symptoms and findings. Although gastrointestinal anisakiasis is still rare in the United States, the incidence is expected to rise given the growing popularity of Japanese cuisine such as sushi or sashimi. Anisakiasis should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses in patients with nonspecific abdominal symptoms after consumption of raw or undercooked fish. PMID:23786678

  1. Differential patterns of histone acetylation in inflammatory bowel diseases

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Post-translational modifications of histones, particularly acetylation, are associated with the regulation of inflammatory gene expression. We used two animal models of inflammation of the bowel and biopsy samples from patients with Crohn's disease (CD to study the expression of acetylated histones (H 3 and 4 in inflamed mucosa. Acetylation of histone H4 was significantly elevated in the inflamed mucosa in the trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid model of colitis particularly on lysine residues (K 8 and 12 in contrast to non-inflamed tissue. In addition, acetylated H4 was localised to inflamed tissue and to Peyer's patches (PP in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS-treated rat models. Within the PP, H3 acetylation was detected in the mantle zone whereas H4 acetylation was seen in both the periphery and the germinal centre. Finally, acetylation of H4 was significantly upregulated in inflamed biopsies and PP from patients with CD. Enhanced acetylation of H4K5 and K16 was seen in the PP. These results demonstrate that histone acetylation is associated with inflammation and may provide a novel therapeutic target for mucosal inflammation.

  2. Detoxification of hydrogen sulfide and methanethiol in the cecal mucosa

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    Colonic bacteria liberate large quantities of the highly toxic gases hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and methanethiol (CH3SH). The colonic mucosa presumably has an efficient means of detoxifying these compounds, which is thought to occur through methylation of H2S to CH3SH and CH3SH to dimethylsulfide (CH3SCH3). We investigated this detoxification pathway by incubating rat cecal mucosal homogenates with gas containing H2S, CH3SH, or CH3SCH3. Neither CH3SH nor CH3SCH3 was produced during H2S catabolism...

  3. Scintigraphic diagnosis of inflammatory small bowel stenoses in Crohn's disease using 111In-labelled leucocytes

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    17 patients with known small bowel involvement in Crohn's disease (clinically active, n=14; clinically inactive, n=3) were examined within 8 days via barium enemas of the small bowel (Pansdorf's method or enteroclysma) and by 111In-oxin labelled leucocytes. From 19 radiologically diagnosed small bowel stenoses 14 were classified as inflammatory and 5 as non-inflammatory. The leucocyte scan also showed 14 inflammatory stenoses. The not inflamed stenoses could not be diagnosed scintigraphically. The barium enemas of the small bowel and the leukocyte scans both correctly diagnosed the acute inflamed segments. The inability to show non-inflamed segments (n=5) and to localise small bowel stenoses exactly is disadvantageous in the scan. The advantage of the leucocyte scan is a non invasive examination without specific bowel preparation and the possibility to diagnose additionally inflamed large bowel segments (n=4), fistulas and abscesses (n=2). The leucocyte scan offers a useful expansion of the diagnostic tools in small bowel diseases, especially in radiological problems in patients with Crohn's disease. (orig.)

  4. Epithelial restitution and wound healing in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Andreas Sturm, Axel U Dignass

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by a chronic inflammation of the intestinal mucosa. The mucosal epithelium of the alimentary tract constitutes a key element of the mucosal barrier to a broad spectrum of deleterious substances present within the intestinal lumen including bacterial microorganisms, various dietary factors, gastrointestinal secretory products and drugs. In addition, this mucosal barrier can be disturbed in the course of various intestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel diseases. Fortunately, the integrity of the gastrointestinal surface epithelium is rapidly reestablished even after extensive destruction. Rapid resealing of the epithelial barrier following injuries is accomplished by a process termed epithelial restitution, followed by more delayed mechanisms of epithelial wound healing including increased epithelial cell proliferation and epithelial cell differentiation. Restitution of the intestinal surface epithelium is modulated by a range of highly divergent factors among them a broad spectrum of structurally distinct regulatory peptides, variously described as growth factors or cytokines. Several regulatory peptide factors act from the basolateral site of the epithelial surface and enhance epithelial cell restitution through TGF-?-dependent pathways. In contrast, members of the trefoil factor family (TFF peptides appear to stimulate epithelial restitution in conjunction with mucin glycoproteins through a TGF-?-independent mechanism from the apical site of the intestinal epithelium. In addition, a number of other peptide molecules like extracellular matrix factors and blood clotting factors and also non-peptide molecules including phospholipids, short-chain fatty acids (SCFA, adenine nucleotides, trace elements and pharmacological agents modulate intestinal epithelial repair mechanisms. Repeated damage and injury of the intestinal surface are key features of various intestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel diseases and require constant repair of the epithelium. Enhancement of intestinal repair mechanisms by regulatory peptides or other modulatory factors may provide future approaches for the treatment of diseases that are characterized by injuries of the epithelial surface.

  5. Dysplasia in inflammatory bowel diseases.

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    Mescoli, Claudia; Albertoni, Laura; D'incá, Renata; Rugge, Massimo

    2013-03-01

    In both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the secondary prevention of colorectal cancer basically relies on the histological detection of dysplasia. In inflammatory bowel diseases, dysplasia identifies the subgroup of patients eligible for stricter surveillance (or prophylactic colectomy). In clinical practice, a number of issues may influence the benefits of clinico-pathological surveillance for inflammatory bowel disease patients with dysplasia, including: sampling errors, inconsistent biopsy assessments, patients' compliance with follow-up requirements, and how heath care is organized. Even in such a multifaceted context, it has been demonstrated that dysplasia surveillance is effective in reducing colorectal cancer-related mortality and morbidity. This paper focuses on current issues concerning the histological assessment of inflammatory bowel disease-associated dysplastic lesions. PMID:22974564

  6. Gastrointestinal symptoms in the irritable bowel compared with peptic ulcer and inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Symptoms of 50 patients with the irritable bowel syndrome were compared with those of 49 with endoscopically proven peptic ulcer disease and 49 with radiologically or endoscopically proven inflammatory bowel disease using a questionnaire which was administered after the diagnosis was made. Symptoms of bowel dysfunction including pain related to bowel movements were more likely to occur in the irritable bowel syndrome than peptic ulcer disease. Only abdominal distension, straining at stool and...

  7. Caracterização anatômica e citométrica em biribazeiro (Rollinia mucosa [Jacq.]) / Anatomical and cytometric characterization in biribazeiro (Rollinia mucosa [Jacq.])

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    Joyce Dória Rodrigues, Soares; Gabrielen de Maria Gomes, Dias; Filipe Almendagna, Rodrigues; Moacir, Pasqual; Edvan Alves, Chagas.

    Full Text Available O biribazeiro (Rollinia mucosa [Jacq.]) é uma frutífera nativa da América Central e América do Sul que se destaca das demais espécies do gênero por apresentar frutos grandes e comestíveis. Tendo em vista que pouco se conhece a respeito da anatomia da planta, tipo de reserva da semente, como também s [...] obre o conteúdo de DNA de espécies da família anonáceas, este trabalho teve por objetivos caracterizar histoquimicamente as sementes e anatomicamente as plântulas, e determinar o conteúdo de DNA de biribazeiro. As plântulas foram obtidas de sementes coletadas na região Amazônica pela Embrapa Roraima e enviadas à Universidade Federal de Lavras. Os frutos foram despolpados, e suas sementes foram previamente lavadas e semeadas em bandejas de 48 células, contendo como substrato pó de serragem, permanecendo em câmara de germinação a 30ºC por 90 dias. Nas plantas obtidas, procedeu-se à análise histoquímica, à caracterização anatômica e à determinação do conteúdo de DNA. As principais conclusões deste trabalho foram que: (1) as sementes da Rollinia mucosa apresentam reserva principal lipídica; (2) as secções transversais da lâmina foliar indicam organização dorsiventral, do tipo hipoestomática com estômatos paracíticos e tricomas em ambas as faces da folha; (3) as folhas de biribazeiro apresentam, em média, 4,77 pg de DNA. Abstract in english The biribazeiro (Rollinia mucosa [Jacq.]) is a native fruit of Central America and South America that stands out from the other species of the genus because it has large and edible fruits. Considering that little is known about the anatomy of the plant, the type of reserve of the seed, as well as li [...] ttle is known about the DNA content of species of Annonaceae family, this study aimed to characterize seeds histochemically and seedlings anatomically, and determine DNA content of biribazeiro (Rollinia mucosa [Jacq.]). The seedlings were obtained from seeds collected in the Amazon region by Embrapa Roraima and then, sent to UFLA, Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais State. The pulp of the fruits were extracted and the seeds were previously washed and sown in trays of 48 cells containing sawdust as substrate, remaining in a germination chamber at 30ºC for 90 days. A histochemical analysis, anatomical characterization and determination of DNA content of the plants obtained were made. The main conclusions of this research were: (1) the seeds of Biribazeiro (Rollinia mucosa) present mainly lipid reserve, (2) The cross-sections of the leaf blade indicate dorsiventral organization, hypostomatic with paracitic stomata and trichomes on both sides of the sheet (3) the leaves of biribazeiro have on average 4.77 pg of DNA.

  8. CT enteroclysis in small bowel Crohn's disease

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    The diagnostic evaluation of small bowel Crohn's disease has changed dramatically over the last decade. The introduction of wireless capsule endoscopy, double balloon endoscopy and the introduction of newer therapeutic agents have changed the role of imaging in the small bowel. Additionally, advances in multidetector CT technology have further changed how radiologic investigations are utilized in the diagnosis and management of small bowel Crohn's disease. This article describes how we perform CT enteroclysis in the investigation of small bowel Crohn's disease and discusses the role of CT enteroclysis in the current management of small bowel Crohn's disease.

  9. Weight loss and morphometric study of intestinal mucosa in rats after massive intestinal resection: influence of a glutamine-enriched diet Perda de peso e estudo morfométrico da mucosa intestinal de ratos submetidos à ressecção subtotal de intestino delgado: influência do uso de dieta com glutamina

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    Full Text Available Short-bowel syndrome is responsible for significant metabolic alterations that compromise nutritional status. Glutamine is considered an essential nutrient for enterocytes, so beneficial effects from supplementation of the diet with glutamine are hypothesized. PURPOSE: In this study, the effect of a diet enriched with glutamine was evaluated in rats undergoing extensive small bowel resection, with analysis of postoperative weight loss and intestinal morphometrics of villi height, crypt depth, and thickness of the duodenal and remnant jejunal mucosa. METHODS: Three groups of male Wistar rats were established receiving the following diets: with glutamine, without glutamine, and the standard diet of laboratory ration. All animals underwent an extensive small bowel resection, including the ileocecal valve, leaving a remnant jejunum of only 25 cm from the pylorus that was anastomosed lateral-laterally to the ascendant colon. The animals were weighed at the beginning and end of the experiment (20th postoperative day. Then they were killed and the remnant intestine was removed. Fragments of duodenal and jejunal mucosa were collected from the remnant intestine and submitted to histopathologic exam. The morphometric study of the intestinal mucosa was accomplished using a digital system (KS 300 connected to an optic microscope. Morphometrics included villi height, crypt depth, and the total thickness of intestinal mucosa. RESULTS: The weight loss comparison among the 3 groups showed no significant loss difference. The morphometric studies showed significantly taller duodenal villi in the glutamine group in comparison to the without glutamine group, but not different from the standard diet group. The measurements obtained comparing the 3 groups for villi height, crypt depth, and thickness of the remnant jejunum mucosa were greater in the glutamine-enriched diet group than for the without-glutamine diet group, though not significantly different from with standard-diet group. CONCLUSIONS: In rats with experimentally produced short-bowel syndrome, glutamine-enrichment of an isonitrogenous test diet was associated with an improved adaptation response by the intestinal mucosa but not reduced weight loss. However, the adaptation response in the group receiving the glutamine-enriched diet was not improved over that for the group fed regular chow.A síndrome do intestino curto é responsável por alterações metabólicas que comprometem o estado nutricional do paciente. A glutamina é nutriente essencial para os enterócitos. OBJETIVOS: Estudou-se o efeito da administração de dieta com glutamina, em ratos submetidos à ressecção subtotal do intestino delgado, avaliando a perda de peso pós-operatória e a morfometria da mucosa intestinal. MÉTODOS: Foram constituídos três grupos de ratos Wistar machos recebendo as seguintes dietas: com glutamina (grupo EG, sem glutamina (grupo EsG, e a dieta padrão do laboratório (grupo ER. A ressecção intestinal foi realizada em todos os animais incluindo-se a válvula íleo-cecal, com remanescente jejunal de apenas 25cm a partir do piloro, anastomosado látero-lateralmente ao cólon ascendente. A diferença entre o peso inicial real e ao final do experimento no 20º dia pós-operatório foi registrada antes do sacrifício. Fragmentos de mucosa do duodeno e jejuno foram colhidos e corados com hematoxilina-eosina. Realizou-se o estudo morfométrico da mucosa intestinal, por meio de sistema digital associado ao microscópio ótico. Mediu-se a altura das vilosidades, a profundidade das criptas e a extensão total da mucosa intestinal. RESULTADOS: A perda de peso entre os três grupos não diferiu estatisticamente. A análise da morfometria da mucosa intestinal mostrou diferença significativa: 1 animais do grupo Enterectomia com Glutamina (EG apresentaram vilosidade duodenal significativamente maior que o grupo EsG (p< 0,05, mas não diferiram do grupo que recebeu dieta padrão do laboratório (ER; 2 nas medidas da vilosidade jejunal, cripta jejunal e mucosa jejunal, o grup

  10. Investigation of bowels adjacent to the uterus using MRI. For relief of bowel complications following intracavitary brachytherapy for cervical cancer

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    Intracavitary brachytherapy occasionally causes bowel injuries other than rectum. To relieve these adverse events, we investigated the relationships between uterine bodies and surrounding bowels using MRI. A hundred and ten of serial 252 pelvic MRI of women, excluding the following, were reviewed. The excluded items were large intrapelvic extrauterine masses over 3.5 cm in greater diameter, large uterine corpus masses over 2 cm, three or more uterine corpus masses, past history of hysterectomy or rectocolonic resection, and massive ascites. We investigated the fundus-bowel distance (FBD), site of the nearest bowel to the uterine body, flexion type and deviation of uterus, uterine wall thickness, subcutaneous fat thickness and age. FBD ranged from 8 to 42 mm (20.2±8.2 mm). In 66 cases (60%), FBD was 20 mm or less. The sites of the nearest bowel were 67 sigmoid colons, 27 rectums, 8 small intestines, and 7 descending colons. Eighty-three uteri (75.5%) were anteflexion and 27 uteri (24.5%) were retroflexion. Of the anteflexion group, 78.3% were adjacent to the sigmoid colon, and 92.6% of the retroflexion group were adjacent to rectum. Right-deviation uteri represented 33 cases (30%); mid-position 33, (30%); and left-deviation uteri, 44 (40%). Uterine wall thickness was 5 to 33 mm (17.8±5.2). Subcutaneous fat thickness was 10 to 47 mm (20.2±9.3). The age of patients ranged from 21 to 83 years (39.9±14.4). FBD showed statistical good correlation to uterine wall thickneod correlation to uterine wall thickness and subcutaneous fat thickness. In anteflexion group, correlation of uterine wall thickness with FBD was significant. In retroflexion group, however, it was not significant. The site of bowels, flexion type, and deviation type did not correlate with FBD. FBD, uterine wall thickness and subcutaneous fat thickness showed regression of quadric curves with age; these peaked at ages 50.4, 46.0 and 46.2, respectively. It is presumed that predictive factors of bowel complication are thin uterine wall, young and aged, thin patients and retroflexion uterus. Uterine deviation does not shorten FBD. To relieve a radiation injury to bowels adjacent to the uterine fundus, the isodose curve must be decrease the irradiation dose of the tandem tip. At this time we conformed so as to recommend refering to MRI, CT and ultrasonography to detect the uterine wall thickness and the involved area of primary carcinoma. Retroflexion uterus as should be reformed to anteflexion by hard tandem applicator. Laterally-deviated uteruses should be adjusted such that they lie within the central shielding zone of the external beam. (author)

  11. Optical reconstruction of murine colorectal mucosa at cellular resolution.

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    Liu, Cambrian Y; Dubé, Philip E; Girish, Nandini; Reddy, Ajay T; Polk, D Brent

    2015-05-01

    The mucosal layer of the colon is a unique and dynamic site where host cells interface with one another and the microbiome, with major implications for physiology and disease. However, the cellular mechanisms mediating colonic regeneration, inflammation, dysplasia, and dysbiosis remain undercharacterized, partly because the use of thin tissue sections in many studies removes important volumetric context. To address these challenges in visualization, we have developed the deep mucosal imaging (DMI) method to reconstruct continuous extended volumes of mouse colorectal mucosa at cellular resolution. Use of ScaleA2 and SeeDB clearing agents enabled full visualization of the colonic crypt, the fundamental unit of adult colon. Confocal imaging of large colorectal expanses revealed epithelial structures involved in repair, inflammation, tumorigenesis, and stem cell function, in fluorescent protein-labeled, immunostained, paraffin-embedded, or human biopsy samples. We provide freely available software to reconstruct and explore on computers with standard memory allocations the large DMI datasets containing in toto representations of distal colonic mucosal volume. Extended-volume imaging of colonic mucosa through the novel, extensible, and readily adopted DMI approach will expedite mechanistic investigations of intestinal physiology and pathophysiology at intracrypt to multicrypt length scales. PMID:25721303

  12. The wealth of Tajikistan bowels

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    There are more than 350 deposits discover and explore now on the territory of Tajikistan, about 100 from which develop by industry. There are 36 kinds of minerals are mining. The Tajikistan bowels have lead, zinc, copper, antimony, mercury, gold, silver, tungsten, molybdenum, bismuth, iron

  13. Bowel loops and eyelid droops

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    Spiegelman, Jamie; Cescon, David W.; Friedman, Yael; Mazza, Brie V.; Austin, John W.; Rachlis, Anita; Murray, Brian J.

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    Abstract: A patient presented with a small-bowel obstruction associated with signs and symptoms of botulism. Fecal cultures were positive for viable Clostridium botulinum. This case emphasizes the importance of a broad differential diagnosis and doing a complete examination to account for all signs and symptoms.

  14. Bacteria, genetics and irritable bowel syndrome.

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    2010-06-01

    EVALUATION OF: Villani AC, Lemire M, Thabane M et al. Genetic risk factors for post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome following a waterborne outbreak of gastroenteritis. Gastroenterology 138, 1502-1513 (2010). While the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) remains to be fully defined, two clinical observations - the occurrence, de novo, of IBS following bacterial gastroenteritis and the history, commonly obtained from IBS patients, of other instances of the syndrome within their families - have instigated investigations, in IBS, of the potential roles, on the one hand, of the gut microbiota and the host response and, on the other hand, of genetic factors. The study reviewed here relates to both of these factors by studying genetic predisposition to postinfective IBS in a large population of individuals who were exposed to a multimicrobial enteric infection, which resulted in a severe outbreak of gastroenteritis and was followed by the development of IBS in over a third. In this detailed study, the investigators identified a number of genes that were linked significantly to the development of postinfectious-IBS in the Toll-like receptor 9, IL-6 and cadherin 1 regions. These genes play important roles in bacterial recognition, the inflammatory response and epithelial integrity, respectively, and provide considerable support for the hypothesis that links IBS onset to disturbances in the microbiota and the host response.

  15. Small bowel intubation using guide wire: use in decompression of small bowel obstruction

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    Small bowel intubation is a useful method in the non-operative decompression of small bowel obstruction and enteral hyperalimentation in malnourished patients. We have tried small bowel intubation with Ventrol tube guided by small bowel enteroclysis guide wire (Bilbao-Dotter wire) in 12 patients. Ten cases were successfully intubated. In 11 cases of bowel obstruction, 9 cases were intubated and 8 cases were effectively drained. One malnourished patient was improved in nutritional state after enteral hyperalimentation through the intubated tube. We believe this method is an easy and time-saving method in the small bowel decompression

  16. Oral Mucocele of Unusual Size on the Buccal Mucosa: Clinical Presentation and Surgical Approach

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    Seo, Juliana; Bruno, Ingrid; Artico, Gabriela; Vechio, Aluana Dal; Migliari, Dante A.

    2012-01-01

    Oral mucoceles are small-size, benign minor salivary gland pathologies. The most frequent localizations of these lesions are the lower lip mucosa. However, in some cases, they grow to an unusual size and hinder the preliminary diagnosis of mucocele. The purpose of this article is to report a case of a large oral mucocele with a diameter of 3.5 cm on the buccal mucosa of a 43-years-old male patient. The surgical procedure was carried out for a complete removal of the lesion.

  17. ESTUDO DA MUCOSA ENTERAL DE RESERVATÓRIOS EM "J" EM CÃES

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    SANDRA PEDROSO DE MORAES

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    Full Text Available A proctocolectomia total com reservatório enteral é a principal técnica utilizada para o tratamento operatório de algumas doenças do intestino grosso. Com o objetivo de estudar as características da mucosa enteral de reservatórios em J, foram operados 36 cães. Após a ressecção de 5 cm do jejunum caudalis, para estudo-controle, os cães foram separados em dois grupos (GI e GII. No GI, foi realizada anastomose êntero-enteral término-terminal; no GII, foi feito um reservatório na forma de "J" no segmento cranialis, que foi anastomosado ao segmento caudalis da mesma forma que no GI. Aos 21, 42 e 63 dias de pós-operatório, foi realizada eutanásia de 6 cães de cada grupo para estudos macroscópico e microscópico, incluindo-se contagens celulares e medidas da lâmina própria da mucosa enteral. Os resultados revelaram, aos 21 dias, edema e enantema, à macroscopia, e necrose à microscopia, em freqüências semelhantes nos dois grupos. Aos 42 e 63 dias, essas alterações diminuiram ou desapareceram no GI e persistiram no GII. Somente neste último foram observadas úlceras à macroscopia aos 21 dias (2 cães e 42 dias (1 cão. Não houve diferença significante à presença de abscesso, à microscopia, nos dois grupos. Na contagem celular, já aos 21 dias houve aumento da densidade volumétrica de neutrófilos, macrófagos, eosinófilos, plasmócitos e linfócitos nos dois grupos. Todas as células, exceto eosinófilos, apresentavam-se com densidade volumétrica significantemente maior no GII, aos 63 dias. O diâmetro transversal da lâmina própria, excluindo a altura dos vilos, apresentou-se significantemente maior no GII aos 63 dias de pós-operatório. Concluiu-se que a mucosa enteral de reservatórios em J, em cães, apresenta modificações do padrão de normalidade macroscópica e microscópica, entre as quais o aumento da densidade volumétrica de células inflamatórias.Total proctocolectomy with enteral reservoir is, at present, the best technique used for the surgical treatment of some large intestine diseases involving the whole colon. In order to study the characteristics of the "J" reservoir enteral mucosa, thirty-six dogs underwent surgery. After resection of 5cm of the jejunum caudalis the animals were divided into two equal groups (GI and GII for study-control. In GI, an entero-enteral end-to-end anastomosis was performed; in GII, a "J" reservoir was performed in the cranialis segment of the jejunum and this pouch was anastomosed end-to-end to the jejunun caudalis (similar to GI. On the 21st, 42nd and 63rd postoperative days, six animals of each group were sacrificed for macro and microscopic studies, including cellular counting and the measuring of the enteral mucosa lamina propria. On the 21st day, both groups showed oedema and erythema on macroscopic examination, and necrosis under microscopy in similar numbers. On the 42nd and 63rd days, these alterations decreased or disappeared in GI and persisted in GII. Only in the latter group, on macroscopy, ulcers were observed on the 21st day (2 dogs and on the 42nd day (1 dog. In both groups there was no significant difference as to the incidence of abscess under microscopy. On the 21st day there was an increase of the volumetric density of neutrophils polymorph, macrophages, eosinophils, plasma cells and lymphocites in both groups. All the cells, except the eosinophils, showed a significant enlargement of the volumetric density in GII on the 63rd day. The transversal diameter of lamina propria, except for the villi height, was significantly larger in GII on the 63rd postoperative day. It was concluded that the enteral mucosa of the "J" reservoir in dogs shows alterations of the normal pattern of macroscopy and microscopy, including the volumetric density enlargement of the inflammatory cells.

  18. Influência da glutamina na mucosa do instestino de ratos submetidos à enterectomia extensa Influence of glutamine on intestinal mucosa of rats after extensive enterectomy

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    José de Souza Neves

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a influência de uma dieta suplementada com glutamina sobre as alterações adaptativas no intestino delgado de ratos com enterectomia extensa. MÉTODO: Vinte ratos Wistar, divididos aleatoriamente em dois grupos de dez animais, foram enterectomizados e alimentados com dois tipos diferentes de dieta nos 14 dias de pós-operatório: grupo controle (GC-dieta padrão; grupo glutamina (GG-dietapadrão acrescida de 3,05% de glutamina. Avaliou-se evolução ponderal, peso da mucosa intestinal (PM, profundidade das criptas (PC, altura das vilosidades (AV, espessura da parede (EP e o conteúdo de ácido desoxirribonucléico (DNA na mucosa intestinal, no início e no final do experimento. RESULTADOS: Com exceção da PC ileal do Grupo GG, todas as variáveis estudadas tiveram um aumento significativo em seus valores finais tanto no jejuno quanto no íleo (p0,05. No jejuno inicial, a PC no grupo GC foi maior (p=0,005. A EP do jejuno e íleo final foi maior no grupo GC. CONCLUSÃO: A suplementação dietética com a glutamina não melhorou as alterações adaptativas que ocorrem no remanescente intestinal.BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of glutamine supplementation in the adaptive response of the intestinal mucosa in rats submitted to extensive resection of the small bowel. METHODS: Twenty Wistar rats were randomized to two groups of ten animals which received different nutrition regimens after operation: control group (GC n=10-standard rat chow; glutamine group (GG n=10-standart rat chow supplemented with 3.05% glutamine. The weight evolution, mucosa weight (PM, crypts depth (PC, vilus height (AV, thickness wall (EP and the mucosal content of DNA were evaluated at the beginning and at the end of the experiment both at the jejunum and ileum. RESULTS: In both groups all parameters showed significant increase in final values both at the jejunum and ileum (p<0,05, except for ileal PC of GG group (p=0,06. Among groups, the PC in the GC group was higher than GG at the initial jejunum (p=0.005 and the EP, both at the final jejunum and ileum was higher in GC group..There was no significant difference in the others comparations. CONCLUSION: there was no increase in the adaptative response using glutamine supplementation.

  19. Weight loss and morphometric study of intestinal mucosa in rats after massive intestinal resection: influence of a glutamine-enriched diet / Perda de peso e estudo morfométrico da mucosa intestinal de ratos submetidos à ressecção subtotal de intestino delgado: influência do uso de dieta com glutamina

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    Sidney Resende, Ribeiro; Paulo Engler, Pinto Júnior; Ariney Costa de, Miranda; Sansom Henrique, Bromberg; Fábio Pinatel, Lopasso; Kiyoshi, Irya.

    Full Text Available A síndrome do intestino curto é responsável por alterações metabólicas que comprometem o estado nutricional do paciente. A glutamina é nutriente essencial para os enterócitos. OBJETIVOS: Estudou-se o efeito da administração de dieta com glutamina, em ratos submetidos à ressecção subtotal do intestin [...] o delgado, avaliando a perda de peso pós-operatória e a morfometria da mucosa intestinal. MÉTODOS: Foram constituídos três grupos de ratos Wistar machos recebendo as seguintes dietas: com glutamina (grupo EG), sem glutamina (grupo EsG), e a dieta padrão do laboratório (grupo ER). A ressecção intestinal foi realizada em todos os animais incluindo-se a válvula íleo-cecal, com remanescente jejunal de apenas 25cm a partir do piloro, anastomosado látero-lateralmente ao cólon ascendente. A diferença entre o peso inicial real e ao final do experimento no 20º dia pós-operatório foi registrada antes do sacrifício. Fragmentos de mucosa do duodeno e jejuno foram colhidos e corados com hematoxilina-eosina. Realizou-se o estudo morfométrico da mucosa intestinal, por meio de sistema digital associado ao microscópio ótico. Mediu-se a altura das vilosidades, a profundidade das criptas e a extensão total da mucosa intestinal. RESULTADOS: A perda de peso entre os três grupos não diferiu estatisticamente. A análise da morfometria da mucosa intestinal mostrou diferença significativa: 1) animais do grupo Enterectomia com Glutamina (EG) apresentaram vilosidade duodenal significativamente maior que o grupo EsG (p Abstract in english Short-bowel syndrome is responsible for significant metabolic alterations that compromise nutritional status. Glutamine is considered an essential nutrient for enterocytes, so beneficial effects from supplementation of the diet with glutamine are hypothesized. PURPOSE: In this study, the effect of a [...] diet enriched with glutamine was evaluated in rats undergoing extensive small bowel resection, with analysis of postoperative weight loss and intestinal morphometrics of villi height, crypt depth, and thickness of the duodenal and remnant jejunal mucosa. METHODS: Three groups of male Wistar rats were established receiving the following diets: with glutamine, without glutamine, and the standard diet of laboratory ration. All animals underwent an extensive small bowel resection, including the ileocecal valve, leaving a remnant jejunum of only 25 cm from the pylorus that was anastomosed lateral-laterally to the ascendant colon. The animals were weighed at the beginning and end of the experiment (20th postoperative day). Then they were killed and the remnant intestine was removed. Fragments of duodenal and jejunal mucosa were collected from the remnant intestine and submitted to histopathologic exam. The morphometric study of the intestinal mucosa was accomplished using a digital system (KS 300) connected to an optic microscope. Morphometrics included villi height, crypt depth, and the total thickness of intestinal mucosa. RESULTS: The weight loss comparison among the 3 groups showed no significant loss difference. The morphometric studies showed significantly taller duodenal villi in the glutamine group in comparison to the without glutamine group, but not different from the standard diet group. The measurements obtained comparing the 3 groups for villi height, crypt depth, and thickness of the remnant jejunum mucosa were greater in the glutamine-enriched diet group than for the without-glutamine diet group, though not significantly different from with standard-diet group. CONCLUSIONS: In rats with experimentally produced short-bowel syndrome, glutamine-enrichment of an isonitrogenous test diet was associated with an improved adaptation response by the intestinal mucosa but not reduced weight loss. However, the adaptation response in the group receiving the glutamine-enriched diet was not improved over that for the group fed regular chow.

  20. Haemophilus parainfluenzae infection of respiratory mucosa.

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    Middleton, A M; Dowling, R B; Mitchell, J L; Watanabe, S; Rutman, A; Pritchard, K; Tillotson, G; Hill, S L; Wilson, R

    2003-04-01

    The pathogenicity of Haemophilus parainfluenzae (Hpi) in the respiratory tract is unclear, in contrast to the accepted pathogenicity of its close relative non-typable H. influenzae. We have investigated the interaction of two Hpi isolates with the mucosa of adenoid and bronchial tissue organ cultures. The adherence of bacteria to the mucosa of organ cultures, the effect of broth culture filtrates on human nasal epithelium, and interleukin (IL)-8 production by A549 cell cultures was investigated. Hpi 4846 adhered infrequently in clusters of pleomorphic cocco-bacilli to areas of epithelial damage, mucus and unciliated cells in adenoid organ culture experiments at 24 h, but not bronchial mucosa. Hpi 3698 was seen in only one adenoid and no bronchial organ cultures at 24 h. In separate experiments, Hpi 3698 was cleared more rapidly from the centre of the adenoid organ culture and was not cultured at 24 h. Although not adhering to the mucosa at 24 h, Hpi 3698, but not Hpi 4846, caused an increase in the amount of epithelial damage in both types of organ culture. Broth culture filtrates of both strains caused immediate slowing of ciliary beat frequency that progressed, and disrupted epithelial integrity. Dialysed culture filtrates of both strains stimulated IL-8 production by A549 cells, with the culture filtrate of Hpi 3698 being most potent. We conclude that two strains of Hpi varied in their adherence to adenoid tissue, and neither adhered to bronchial tissue. These results lead us to speculate that Hpi is only likely to be a pathogen in the lower respiratory tract when impaired airway defences delay bacterial clearance. PMID:12693797

  1. Benign Papules and Nodules of Oral Mucosa

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    Mehmet Salih Gürel

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article reviews some of the more common benign oral papules and nodules of oral mucosa with emphasis on their etiology, epidemiology, clinical presentation, histopathology, and treatment. These lesions include mucocele, traumatic fibroma, epulis, pyogenic granuloma, oral papilloma, oral warts, lymphangioma, hemangioma, lipoma, oral nevi and some soft tissue benign tumors. These benign lesions must be separated clinically and histologically from precancerous and malign neoplastic lesions. Accurate clinico-pathological diagnosis is mandatory to insure appropriate therapy.

  2. Pleiotropic effects of bombesin and neurotensin on intestinal mucosa: Not just trefoil peptides

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    Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Chrisoula D Scopa, Vassiliki N Nikolopoulou, Constantine E Vagianos

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Bombesin and neurotensin are neuropeptides which exert a wide spectrum of biological actions on gastrointestinal tissues influencing intestinal growth and adaptation, intestinal motility, blood flow, secretion, nutrient absorption and immune response. Based mainly on their well-established potent enterotrophic effect, numerous experimental studies investigated their potential positive effect on the atrophic or injured intestinal mucosa. These peptides proved to be effective mucosa-healing factors, but the potential molecular and cellular mechanisms for this action remained unresolved. In a recently published study (World J Gastroenterol 2008; 14(8: 1222-1230, it was shown that their protective effect on the intestine in experimentally induced inflammatory bowel disease was related to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiapoptotic actions. These results are in close agreement with our previous studies on jaundiced and hepatectomized rats that showed a regulatory effect of bombesin and neurotensin on critical cellular processes such as enterocyte’ proliferation and death, oxidative stress and redox equilibrium, tight junctions’ formation and function, and inflammatory response. The pleiotropic effects of bombesin and neurotensin on diverse types of intestinal injury may justify their consideration for clinical trials.

  3. Dopamine receptors in human gastrointestinal mucosa

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    Dopamine is a putative enteric neurotransmitter that has been implicated in exocrine secretory and motility functions of the gastrointestinal tract of several mammalian species including man. This study was designed to determine the presence of dopamine binding sites in human gastric and duodenal mucosa and to describe certain biochemical characteristics of these enteric receptor sites. The binding assay was performed in triplicate with tissue homogenates obtained from healthy volunteers of both sexes using 3H-dopamine as a ligand. The extent of nonspecific binding was determined in the presence of a 100-fold excess of unlabeled dopamine. Scatchard analysis performed with increasing concentrations of 3H-dopamine (20-500 nM) revealed a single class of saturable dopamine binding sites in gastric and duodenal mucosa. The results of this report demonstrate the presence of specific dopamine receptors in human gastric and duodenal mucosa. These biochemical data suggest that molecular abnormalities of these receptor sites may be operative in the pathogenesis of important gastrointestinal disorders. 33 references, 2 figures

  4. Candidiasis de la mucosa bucal: Revisión bibliográfica

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    Judy Rodríguez Ortega

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión de la literatura actualizada de una de las enfermedades más frecuentes de la mucosa bucal y la afección micótica más común en esta localización: la candidiasis de la mucosa bucal. Se detallan los factores predisponentes generales y locales que favorecen la aparición de esta alteración patológica como son los tratamientos prolongados con antibióticos, la diabetes, la anemia, la radioterapia y quimioterapia antineoplásicas, las drogas inmunosupresoras y el SIDA, entre otros. Se exponen las diferentes clasificaciones clínicas, según el criterio de distintos autores y el cuadro clínico de la enfermedad. Finalmente se presentan alternativas terapéuticas tanto en el campo de la medicina convencional como en el de la medicina tradicional y natural.This paper presents an updated literature review of one of the most frequent diseases in the oral mucosa and the most common mycotic affection in this site, i.e, oral mucosal candidiasis. The general and local predisposing factors that favor the occurrence of this pathological disorder such as extended antibiotic treatments, diabetes, anemia, anti-neoplastic radiotherapy and chemotherapy, immunosuppresive drugs, AIDS, among others. Different clinical classifications, according to several authors´ criteria and the clinical picture of the disease, are stated. Finally, therapeutical options in the fields of conventional medicine and traditional and natural medicine are presented.

  5. Candidiasis de la mucosa bucal: Revisión bibliográfica

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    Judy, Rodríguez Ortega; Josefa, Miranda Tarragó; Haydée, Morejón Lugones; Julio C, Santana Garay.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una revisión de la literatura actualizada de una de las enfermedades más frecuentes de la mucosa bucal y la afección micótica más común en esta localización: la candidiasis de la mucosa bucal. Se detallan los factores predisponentes generales y locales que favorecen la aparición de esta [...] alteración patológica como son los tratamientos prolongados con antibióticos, la diabetes, la anemia, la radioterapia y quimioterapia antineoplásicas, las drogas inmunosupresoras y el SIDA, entre otros. Se exponen las diferentes clasificaciones clínicas, según el criterio de distintos autores y el cuadro clínico de la enfermedad. Finalmente se presentan alternativas terapéuticas tanto en el campo de la medicina convencional como en el de la medicina tradicional y natural. Abstract in english This paper presents an updated literature review of one of the most frequent diseases in the oral mucosa and the most common mycotic affection in this site, i.e, oral mucosal candidiasis. The general and local predisposing factors that favor the occurrence of this pathological disorder such as exten [...] ded antibiotic treatments, diabetes, anemia, anti-neoplastic radiotherapy and chemotherapy, immunosuppresive drugs, AIDS, among others. Different clinical classifications, according to several authors´ criteria and the clinical picture of the disease, are stated. Finally, therapeutical options in the fields of conventional medicine and traditional and natural medicine are presented.

  6. Roentgenographic findings of experimental bowel ischaemia in dogs following occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery

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    The results after ligation of the superior mesenteric artery in 17 dogs demonstrate that a gasless abdomen and small bowel pseudoobstruction are unspecific early roentgenographic findings and bowel-wall thickening with narrowed lumen and increased distance to neighbouring loops are a specific early roentgenographic plain-film finding of acute bowel ischemia following mesenteric vascular occlusion. Approximately 10 hours after ligation a combined distension of small and large bowel with dilatation and air-fluid levels is demonstrable as a sign of paralytic ileus with diffuse peritonitis without possibility of differentiation from other causes of this entity. Gas in the bowel wall, in the superior mesenteric vein and in the portal venous system is a late specific plain-film finding resulting from the invasion of gas-forming bacteria into the devitalized bowel wall with advanced gangrene and a sign of infaust prognosis. The results of the plain-film examinations are correlated to angiographic, clinical and laboratory findings, as well as to histology and bacteriology of the ischemic bowel segments. (orig.)

  7. An unusual white blood cell scan in a child with inflammatory bowel disease: a case report.

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    Porn, U; Howman-Giles, R; O'Loughlin, E; Uren, R; Chaitow, J

    2000-10-01

    Technetium-99m-labeled leukocyte (WBC) imaging is a valuable screening method for inflammatory bowel disease, especially in children, because of its high rate of sensitivity, low cost, and ease of preparation. A 14-year-old girl is described who had juvenile arthritis and iritis complicated by inflammatory bowel disease. She was examined for recurrent abdominal pain. A Tc-99m stannous colloid WBC scan was performed, and tracer accumulation was seen in the small bowel in the region of the distal ileum on the initial 1-hour image. Delayed imaging at 3 hours also revealed tracer accumulation in the cecum and ascending colon, which was not seen on the early image. A biopsy of the colon during endoscopy showed no evidence of active inflammation in the colon. The small bowel was not seen. Computed tomography revealed changes suggestive of inflammatory bowel disease in the distal ileum. The appearance on the WBC study was most likely a result of inflammatory bowel disease involving the distal ileum, with transit of luminal activity into the large bowel. PMID:11043720

  8. Alvimopan (Entereg) for the Management Of Postoperative Ileus in Patients Undergoing Bowel Resection

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    Kraft, Michael; Maclaren, Robert; Du, Wei; Owens, Gay

    2010-01-01

    Postoperative ileus (POI) after open abdominal surgery and bowel resection can lead to significant patient discomfort, morbidity, and prolonged length of stay in the hospital. Several factors have been implicated in the pathophysiology of POI, including surgical manipulation of the bowel, inflammation, inhibitory neural reflexes, and endogenous and exogenous opioids. Alvimopan (Entereg), approved by the FDA to accelerate upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) recovery following partial large-b...

  9. Effect of paclitaxel (TAXOL) alone and in combination with radiation on the gastrointestinal mucosa

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    Paclitaxel is a potentially useful drug for augmenting the cytotoxic action of radiotherapy because it has independent cytotoxic activity against certain cancers and blocks cells in the radiosensitive mitotic phase of the cell cycle. However, all rapidly proliferating tissues, both normal and neoplastic, may be affected by this therapeutic strategy. The aim of this study was to define the in vivo response of rapidly dividing cells of the small bowel mucosa in mice to paclitaxel given alone and in combination with radiation. Paclitaxel blocked jejunal crypt cells in mitosis and induced apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. Fractionating the paclitaxel dose over 1-4 days did not result in any greater accumulation of mitotically blocked cells than did a single dose. Mitosis peaked 2-4 h after paclitaxel and returned to near normal by 24 h. Apoptosis lagged several hours behind mitosis and peaked about 6 h later than mitosis. Despite these kinetic perturbations, there was little or no enhancement of radiation effect when single doses were delivered 2-4 h after paclitaxel administration. The maximum sensitizer enhancement ratio of 1.07 observed after a single paclitaxel dose of 40 mg/kg is consistent with independent crypt cell killing. Conversely, when radiation was given 24 h after paclitaxel, a significant protective effect of the drug (SER 0.89-0.92), most probably due to a regenerative overshoot induced by paclitaxel, was observed. Stem cells of the jejunal mucosa detrved. Stem cells of the jejunal mucosa determining radiation response were not radiosensitized by paclitaxel with the drug concentrations and dose deliver schedules used, although additive cytotoxicity was observed with the highest drug dose. A radioprotective effect was observed when radiation was given 24 h after paclitaxel administration. 33 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs

  10. Irritable bowel syndrome in Nigerians.

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    Atoba, M A

    1988-04-01

    Twenty-six Nigerians with irritable bowel syndrome are reported. Twenty-three patients (88.46%) belong either to the middle or upper socioeconomic class; 16 patients (61.5%) had predominantly constipation. Six of the patients (23.1%) had their first symptoms before the age of 15 years. No sex preference is shown by this study. The most common symptoms are flatulence and abdominal pain, which is relieved by bowel motion, belching, and/or passage of flatus. Cow's milk, stress, and a local diet of beans are the most common aggravating factors, while another local high-fiber diet of cassava was found helpful in reducing the intensity and frequency of symptoms in some patients. PMID:3349888

  11. Nutritive support in short Bowel syndrome (sbs

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    Simi? Dušica

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Short bowel syndrome most commonly result after bowel resection for necrosis of the bowel. It may be caused by arterial or venous thrombosis, volvolus and in children, necrotizing enterocolitis. The other causes are Crohn,s disease intestinal atresia. The factors influencing the risk on short bowel syndrome are the remaining length of the small bowel, the age of onset, the length of the colon, the presence or absence of the ileo-coecal valve and the time after resection. Besides nutritional deficiencies there some other consequences of extensive resections of the small intestine (gastric acid hypersecretion, d-lactic acidosis, nephrolithiasis, cholelithiasis, which must be diagnosed, treated, and if possible, prevented. With current therapy most patients with short bowel have normal body mass index and good quality of life.

  12. Pneumomediastinum in inflammatory bowel disease

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    A 28-year-old man with a history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) developed sudden-onset chest pain and dyspnea 9 days after esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy. A chest radiograph demonstrated pneumomediastinum tracking along the left heart border. The spontaneous pneumomediastinum was presumed to be a complication of his severe colitis. The severity of our patient's symptoms ultimately necessitated a subtotal colectomy, a decision unrelated to the pneumomediastinum. IBD-associated...

  13. Mucosal bacterial microflora and mucus layer thickness in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Krzysztof Fyderek, Magdalena Strus, Kinga Kowalska-Duplaga, Tomasz Gosiewski, Andrzej W?drychowicz, Urszula Jedynak-W?sowicz, Ma?gorzata S?adek, Stanis?aw Pieczarkowski, Pawe? Adamski, Piotr Kochan, Piotr B Heczko

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    Full Text Available AIM: To assess the mucosa-associated bacterial microflora and mucus layer in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD.METHODS: Sixty-one adolescents (mean age 15 years, SD ± 4.13 were included in the study. Intestinal biopsies from inflamed and non-inflamed mucosa of IBD patients and from controls with functional abdominal pain were cultured under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The number of microbes belonging to the same group was calculated per weight of collected tissue. The mucus thickness in frozen samples was measured under a fluorescent microscope.RESULTS: The ratios of different bacterial groups in inflamed and non-inflamed mucosa of IBD patients and controls were specific for particular diseases. Streptococcus spp. were predominant in the inflamed mucosa of Crohn’s disease (CD patients (80% of all bacteria, and Lactobacillus spp. were predominant in ulcerative colitis patients (90%. The differences were statistically significant (P = 0.01-0.001. Lower number of bifidobacteria was observed in the whole IBD group. A relation was also found between clinical and endoscopic severity and decreased numbers of Lactobacillus and, to a lesser extent, of Streptococcus in biopsies from CD patients. The mucus layer in the inflamed sites was significantly thinner as compared to controls (P = 0.0033 and to non-inflamed areas in IBD patients (P = 0.031.CONCLUSION: The significantly thinner mucosa of IBD patients showed a predominance of some aerobes specific for particular diseases, their numbers decreased in relation to higher clinical and endoscopic activity of the disease.

  14. Neurostimulation for neurogenic bowel dysfunction

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    WorsØe, J; Rasmussen, Mikkel Mylius

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    Background. Loss of normal bowel function caused by nerve injury, neurological disease or congenital defects of the nervous system is termed neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD). It usually includes combinations of fecal incontinence, constipation, abdominal pain and bloating. When standard treatment of NBD fails surgical procedures are often needed. Neurostimulation has also been investigated, but no consensus exists about efficacy or clinical use. Methods. A systematic literature search of NBD treated by sacral anterior root stimulation (SARS), sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), peripheral nerve stimulation, magnetic stimulation, and nerve re-routing was made in Pubmed, Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library. Results. SARS improves bowel function in some patients with complete spinal cord injury (SCI). Nerve re-routing is claimed to facilitate defecation through mechanical stimulation of dermatomes in patients with complete or incomplete SCI or myelomeningocele. SNS can reduce NBD in selected patients with a variety of incomplete neurological lesions. Peripheral stimulation using electrical stimulation or magnetic stimulation may represent non-invasive alternatives. Conclusion. Numerous methods of neurostimulation to treat NBD have been investigated in pilot studies or retrospective studies. Therefore, larger controlled trials with well-defined inclusion criteria and endpoints are recommended before widespread clinical use of neurostimulation against NBD.

  15. Anorexia nervosa complicating inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Two cases of inflammatory bowel disease, occurring in adolescence and complicated by anorexia nervosa, are presented. The management of the bowel disease with corticosteroids appeared to precipitate the eating disorder in one case whereas covert withdrawal of steroid treatment led to life threatening complications of inflammatory bowel disease in the other. The difficulties of managing two serious conditions, each ideally treated in a specialist centre, are discussed and the dangers of treati...

  16. Diet and risk of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Andersen, Vibeke; Olsen, Anja; Carbonnel, Franck; Tjønneland, Anne; Vogel, Ulla Birgitte

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    Background: A better understanding of the environmental factors leading to inflammatory bowel disease should help to prevent occurrence of the disease and its relapses. Aim: To review current knowledge on dietary risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease. Methods: The PubMed, Medline and Cochrane Library were searched for studies on diet and risk of inflammatory bowel disease. Results: Established non-diet risk factors include family predisposition, smoking, appendectomy, and...

  17. Irritable bowel syndrome--a safe diagnosis?

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    1982-01-01

    Seventy-seven of 84 surviving patients in whom the irritable bowel syndrome had been diagnosed at least six years previously were reviewed. A different diagnosis was made in only four cases. Forty-four patients remained symptomatic and 29 patients had no further bowel problems. The irritable bowel syndrome is often a chronic, relapsing disorder, and further investigations are not necessary unless symptoms change considerably.

  18. Treatment of postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome and noninfective irritable bowel syndrome with mesalazine / Tratamento da síndrome do intestino irritável pós-infecciosa e da síndrome do intestino irritável não-infecciosa com mesalazina

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    Mauro, Bafutto; José Roberto de, Almeida; Nayle Vilela, Leite; Enio Chaves, Oliveira; Salustiano, Gabriel-Neto; Joffre, Rezende-Filho.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Estudos recentes sustentam a hipótese que a síndrome do intestino irritável pós-infecciosa e alguns pacientes com síndrome do intestino irritável mostram sinais menores de inflamação persistente da mucosa. A mesalazina tem propriedades anti-inflamatórias intestinais, incluindo a inibição d [...] a ciclooxigenase e das prostaglandinas. Os efeitos da mesalazina na síndrome do intestino irritável pós-infecciosa e em pacientes com síndrome do intestino irritável não-infecciosa ainda são desconhecidos. OBJETIVO- Observar os efeitos da mesalazina em pacientes com síndrome do intestino irritável pós-infecciosa e síndrome do intestino irritável com diarréia não-infecciosa. MÉTODOS: Com base nos critérios de Roma III, 61 pacientes síndrome do intestino irritável acompanhado de diarréia (18 anos ou mais de idade) foram incluídos na avaliação. Os pacientes foram divididos em dois grupos: grupo síndrome do intestino irritável pós-infecciosa, com 18 pacientes medicados com mesalazina 800 mg 3 vezes ao dia por 30 dias; grupo síndrome do intestino irritável não-infecciosa, com 43 pacientes medicados com mesalazina 800 mg 3 vezes ao dia por 30 dias. Avaliações dos sintomas no início e após o tratamento foram realizadas por meio de uma escala Likert de 4 pontos, incluindo a frequência das evacuações, forma e consistência das fezes (Bristol Stool Scale), dor e distensão abdominal (pontuação máxima: 16; pontuação mínima: 4). RESULTADOS: O grupo síndrome do intestino irritável pós-infecciosa apresentou redução estatisticamente significante do escore total de sintomas (P Abstract in english CONTEXT: Recent studies support the hypothesis that postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome and some irritable bowel syndrome patients display persistent signs of minor mucosal inflammation. Mesalazine has intestinal anti-inflammatory properties including cyclooxygenase and prostaglandin inhibition. [...] The effects of mesalazine on postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome and noninfective irritable bowel syndrome patients are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of mesalazine on postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome and noninfective irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea patients. METHODS: Based on Rome III criteria, 61 irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea patients (18 years old or more) were included in the evaluation. Patients were divided into two groups: postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome group, with 18 patients medicated with mesalazine 800 mg 3 times a day for 30 days; noninfective irritable bowel syndrome group, with 43 patients medicated with mesalazine 800 mg 3 times a day for 30 days. Symptom evaluations at baseline and after treatment were performed by means of a four-point Likert scale including stool frequency, stool form and consistency (Bristol Stool Scale), abdominal pain and distension (maximum score: 16; minimum score: 4). RESULTS: Postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome group presented a statistically significant reduction of the total symptom score (P

  19. Inactivation of corticosteroids in intestinal mucosa by 11 beta-hydroxysteroid: NADP oxidoreductase (EC 1. 1. 1. 146)

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    Burton, A.F.; Anderson, F.H.

    1983-10-01

    Activity of the enzyme 11 beta-hydroxysteroid:NADP oxidoreductase (EC 1.1.1.146) in human intestinal mucosa was determined by incubating scraped mucosa with /sup 3/H-cortisone and /sup 14/C-cortisol; these steroids were then extracted, separated chromatographically, and the radioactivity assayed to determine simultaneously both reductase and dehydrogenase activities. This was the only significant metabolic alteration which the substrate underwent. Only two cases had slight (5 and 13%) reductase activity. In 35 patients, 16 male and 19 female, including seven cases of Crohn's disease, three ulcerative colitis, five diverticulitis, two undergoing surgery for repair of injuries and 18 for carcinoma of colon or rectum, cortisol was converted to cortisone in 15 min with a wide range of values distributed uniformly up to 85% dehydrogenation, with a mean of 42%. When tissue homogenates were fortified with coenzymes, excess NADPH lowered dehydrogenase activity 81%; excess NADP increased dehydrogenase activity 2-fold in three cases. It is possible that a value is characteristic of an individual but perhaps more likely enzyme activity varies with metabolic events involving changes in the coenzyme levels in mucosa, and a random sampling might be expected to yield such a distribution of values. In any event, where activity is high most of the cortisol is inactivated within minutes. It is suggested that synthetic corticoids which escape such metabolic alteration might, except during pregnancy, prove superior in the treatment of conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease.

  20. CT findings in acute small bowel diverticulitis

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    Small bowel diverticulitis is a rare cause of an acute abdomen. Originating from acquired diverticula of the jejunum, less often of the ileum, or Meckel diverticulum, the symptoms are non-specific, simulating other acute inflammatory disorders, such as appendicitis, cholecystitis or colonic diverticulitis. The diagnosis of small bowel diverticulitis is solely based on radiologic findings, with computed tomography (CT) regarded as the method of choice. In recent years, a number of case reports have described the spectrum of the CT features in acute small bowel diverticulitis and its dependence on the severity of the inflammatory process. Typical findings are an inflamed diverticulum, inflammatory mesenteric infiltration, extraluminal gas collection and mural edema of adjacent small bowel loops with resultant separation of bowel loops. An enterolith is rarely found in an inflamed diverticulum. Complications include abscesses, fistulae, small bowel obstruction and free perforation with peritonitis. Small bowel diverticulitis can be a diagnostic problem if it involves the terminal ileum or Meckel's diverticulum. For preoperative confirmation of the presumed diagnosis of small bowel diverticulitis on CT, an enteroclysis for acquired diverticula or a technetium scan for Meckel's diverticulum should be performed. We present the CT findings in three patients of acute small bowel diverticulitis, two affecting the jejunum and one a Meckel's diverticulum. (orig.)el's diverticulum. (orig.)

  1. Elderly diabetic patient with surgical site mucormycosis extending to bowel

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Mucormycosis is rare in clinical practice. Most infections are acquired by inhalation; other portals of entry are traumatic implantation and ingestion in immunocompromised host. Mucormycosis is life threatening infection in immunocompromised host with variable moratlity ranging from 15 -81% depending upon site of infection. General treatment principles include early diagnosis, correction of underlying immunosuppression and metabolic disturbances, adequate surgical debridement along with amphotericin therapy. We describe surgical site mucormycosis extended to involve large bowel in elderly diabetic patient.

  2. Screening for asymptomatic bowel cancer in general practice.

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    Lallemand, R. C.; Vakil, P A; Pearson, P.; Box, V

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    General practitioners screened 4284 asymptomatic people aged over 40 to compare the incidence of large bowel cancer and polyps with a control general practice (4288 patients). Compliance was best in young women (60%), and overall it was 42%. Twenty six patients who had a positive Haemoccult test result (1.5% of those screened) were examined by colonoscopy and 10 had polyps. The incidence of cancers in the two groups was similar but in the control (unscreened patients) practice no polyps were ...

  3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Expanding Global Health Problem

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    M’koma, Amosy E.

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    This review provides a summary of the global epidemiology of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). It is now clear that IBD is increasing worldwide and has become a global emergence disease. IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), has been considered a problem in industrial-urbanized societies and attributed largely to a Westernized lifestyle and other associated environmental factors. Its incidence and prevalence in developing countries is steadily rising and has...

  4. Gender bias in lupus: does immune response initiated in the gut mucosa have a role?

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    Gaudreau, M-C; Johnson, B M; Gudi, R; Al-Gadban, M M; Vasu, C

    2015-06-01

    The risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is approximately nine times higher among women compared to men. However, very little is understood concerning the underlying mechanisms that contribute to this gender bias. Further, whether there is a link between immune response initiated in the gut mucosa, the progression of SLE and the associated gender bias has never been investigated. In this report, we show a potential link between the immune response of the gut mucosa and SLE and the gender bias of lupus for the first time, to our knowledge. Both plasma cell- and gut-imprinted- ?4?7 T cell frequencies were significantly higher in the spleen and gut mucosa of female (SWR × NZB)F1 (SNF1 ) mice compared to that of their male counterparts. Importantly, female SNF1 mice not only showed profoundly higher CD45(+) immune cell densities, but also carried large numbers of interleukin (IL)-17-, IL-22- and IL-9-producing cells in the lamina propria (LP) compared to their male counterparts. Intestinal mucosa of female SNF1 mice expressed higher levels of a large array of proinflammatory molecules, including type 1 interferons and Toll-like receptors 7 and 8 (TLR-7 and TLR-8), even before puberty. Our work, therefore, indicates that the gut immune system may play a role in the initiation and progression of disease in SLE and the associated gender bias. PMID:25603723

  5. [Changing paradigm in the management of inflammatory bowel disease].

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    Jang, Byung Ik

    2015-05-25

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic progressive idiopathic inflammatory disorder that involves the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Over the past decades, many therapeutic strategies have been developed to manage IBD, but therapeutic strategies based only on relief of clinical symptoms have not changed the natural history of this disease entity. This underlines the importance of understanding the natural history of IBD itself. When we look at the natural history of Crohn's disease (CD), it first begins with inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and this inflammatory reaction proceeds to stenosing or penetrating reaction if not adequately controlled. However, it takes a considerable amount of time before mucosal inflammation proceeds to stenosis of the intestinal lumen or penetration into the adjacent bowel. Therefore, it can be expected that if proper care is given during that period, progression of CD to such a complicated disease could be prevented. Even though the concept of mucosal healing was introduced in the early 1990s, no correlation could be observed between healing of mucosal lesions and relief of clinical symptoms. However, the introduction of biologic agents targeting tumor necrosis factor has changed the way to treat IBD that is refractory to standard medications and has allowed us to aim for a new therapeutic goal, 'deep remission'. Further advances in biologic agents have provided highly effective treatments for IBD, making deep remission a realistic goal. Whether IBD patients may benefit by experiencing a 'deep' remission beyond the control of clinical symptoms need to be evaluated in further investigation. Nevertheless, it can be anticipated that attaining deep remission might ultimately have an impact on important outcomes such as the need for surgery and the quality of life. PMID:25998972

  6. CYTOKINE REGULATION OF ULCEROGENESIS IN GASTRODUODENAL MUCOSA

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    L. V. Matveeva

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Ulcerogenesis in gastroduodenal mucosa area is a complex multistep process. Its, phases arecontrolled by interaction and activation of pro­ and antiinflammatory cytokine cascade. Present review article summarizes scientific data on impact of cytokines upon ulcerative and reparatory processes, a variety of their diagnostic and therapeutic options is defined. Evaluation of cytokine status, or, in some cases, cytokine genotyping in patients with stomach and duodenal ulcers, may predict clinical course of the disease, as well as efficiency of basic and eradication therapy, correction of the treatment.

  7. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of buccal mucosa.

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    Kumar, Anoop N; Harish, M; Alavi, Yasin A; Mallikarjuna, Rachappa

    2013-01-01

    Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a malignant neoplasm most commonly originating in the salivary glands of head and neck region. The clinical and pathological findings typical of this tumour include slow growth, perineural invasion and potential local recurrence. Up to 50% of these tumours occur in the intraoral minor salivary glands usually in the hard palate. We present a case report of a 26-year-old woman who was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the right buccal mucosa. The peculiarity of the lesion and the approach we made is the key factor in the presentation. PMID:23761566

  8. Small bowel motility in functional chronic constipation.

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    Seidl, H; Gundling, F; Pehl, C; Pfeiffer, A; Schepp, W; Schmidt, T

    2009-12-01

    In functional constipation, three pathophysiological subgroups have been identified: slow-transit constipation (STC); normal-transit constipation (NTC) and outlet delay (OD). Extracolonic manifestations, especially disturbed small bowel motility, are well known to occur in STC, but have rarely been studied in NTC and OD. To perform 24-h-ambulatory jejunal manometry in a large prospective series of clinical patients with chronic constipation of all subtypes. A total of 61 consecutive patients, referred to our tertiary gastroenterologic centre for chronic constipation (48 female, 13 male; mean age 57 (range 20-87) years), underwent jejunal 24-h-ambulatory manometry (standardized meal) after a transit-time study (radio-opaque markers), anorectal manometry, defecography and colonoscopy. Computerized and visual analysis by two independent observers was compared with the normal range of manometric variables, defined by data previously obtained in 50 healthy subjects (Gut 1996;38:859). Five patients were excluded from the study because of coexistence of OD and STC. No patient with OD (n = 8), but all patients with STC (n = 32) and 94% of patients with NTC (n = 16) showed small bowel motor abnormalities; both in postprandial response and fasting motility. The abnormal findings ranged from severe disturbances with complete loss of MMC to subtle changes of contraction parameters that could only be assessed by computerized analysis. No significant differences between STC- and NTC-patients were found. Most findings pointed to an underlying enteric neuropathy. Intestinal prolonged-ambulatory manometry adds valuable information to the pathophysiologic understanding of functional chronic constipation of STC- and NTC-type, however there are no distinct manometric features to differentiate between both. PMID:19614887

  9. Computed tomography of the whole bowel in patients suspected of Crohn's disease. Preliminary report - assessment of examination technique and image quality

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    Evaluation of the usefulness of new technique - computed tomography (CT) of the whole bowel in patients with Crohn's disease and correlation of obtained images with other modalities (MR of the bowel, enteroclysis, barium enema, colonoscopy) and operation results. CT examination was performed in 20 patients suspected of having Crohn's disease, which was confirmed in 16 cases. CT was performed after filling small bowel with fluid administered by catheter placed in duodenum (in 10 patients) or orally (in 10 patients), distension of large bowel with air and intravenous injection of contrast material. Distension of small bowel was assessed in both groups by two radiologists. In 7 patients immediately after CT examination MR of the bowel was performed with contrast enhanced T1-weighted images. Distension of small bowel was better in patients examined after administration of fluid directly to duodenum, although the difference was not statistically significant. In 16 CT studies performed in patients with confirmed Crohn's disease all narrowed bowel segments (n = 25) were diagnosed and extraintestinal abnormalities were visualized (thickening of the mesenteries, enlarged lymph nodes, perirectal changes, abscess, fistula). In 7 patients examined by MR 2 of 10 narrowing (20%) were not diagnosed. CT of the whole bowel is promising method in diagnosis of patients with Crohn's disease. The best views of the small bowel were obtained with the use of CT enteroclysis. (author)e use of CT enteroclysis. (author)

  10. Radiopathological review of small bowel carcinoid tumours

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    Full text: Small bowel carcinoid tumours are endocrine tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. This pictorial essay will review the pathology, clinical features, treatment and prognosis and illustrate the radiographic, computed tomographic, sonographic, magnetic resonance and nuclear medicine appearances of small bowel carcinoid tumours.

  11. [Irritable bowel syndrome--irritable bowel or irritable mind?].

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    Marlicz, Wojciech; Zawada, Iwona; Starzy?ska, Teresa

    2012-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders of gastrointestinal tract, affecting significant number of western population. The characteristic features are chronic and(or) recurrent abdominal pain and discomfort associated with changes in the bowel habit with or without bloating. According to Rome Criteria III there is an improved focus on the intestinal transit time which allows for better diagnosis and characterization of patients either with diarrhea, constipation predominant or mixed type IBS. Patients with IBS also frequently manifest various symptoms related to central nervous system (CNS) as depression or personality disorders. In this review we present current knowledge concerning etiopathogenesis of IBS with emphasis on the role of microbiota and describe promissing profilatic and treatment modalities with anti-biotics and probiotics capable to modulate microbiota and gut-brain axis. Most recent studies concerning clinical efficacy of antibiotic rifaximin and probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum 299v in symptom prevention (reduction) of this common gastrointestinal disorder are briefly described. PMID:22400184

  12. Honey and Apoptosis in Human Gastric Mucosa

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    Alireza Ostadrahimi

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Gastric cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in the world. Honey is acomplex mixture of special biological active constituents. Honey possesses antioxidant and antitumorproperties. Nutritional studies have indicated that consumption of honey modulates therisk of developing gastric cancer. On the other hand, apoptosis has been reported to play a decisiverole in precancerous changes. Our chief study was conducted to assess the relationship betweenconsumption of honey and apoptosis in human gastric mucosa.Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 98 subjects over 18 years old, referred totwo hospitals in Tabriz, Iran. Subjects were undergone an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, 62subjects were finally enrolled. Honey consumption was assessed by a Food Frequency Questionnaire(FFQ and apoptosis was detected by TUNEL technique. We tested polynomial curve tofind the best fit between honey consumption and apoptosis.Results: A positive relation between honey consumption and apoptosis was found (P=0.024.Our results indicated that the final and the best fit curve was: apoptosis = 1.714+1.648(honeyamount - 0.533(honey amount2 +1.833×10-5(honey amount7.Conclusion: Honey consumption had positive effects on gastric cancer by inducing apoptosis ingastric mucosa.

  13. Cholesterol esterase activity of human intestinal mucosa

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    It has been suggested that cholesterol absorption in humans is dependent on bile acid pool composition and that expansion of the cholic acid pool size is followed by an increase of the absorption values. Similar observations were reported in rats. In the present study, therefore, the authors investigated some general properties of human intestinal cholesterol esterase, with particular emphasis on the effect of bile acids on this enzymatic activity. Twenty-nine segments of small intestine were taken during operations; the enzymatic activity was studied by using mucosal homogenate as a source of enzyme and oleic acid, cholesterol, and 14C-labeled cholesterol as substrates. The time-activity relationship was linear within the first two hours; optimal pH for esterification ranged between 5 and 6.2. There was little difference between the esterifying activity of the jejunal and ileal mucosa. Esterification of cholesterol was observed with all the investigated fatty acids but was maximal with oleic acid. Bile acids did not affect cholesterol esterase activity when present in the incubation mixture at 0.1 and 1.0 mM; the enzymatic activity, however, was significantly inhibited when bile acids were added at 20 mM. In conclusion, this study has shown that the human intestinal mucosa possesses a cholesterol esterase activity; at variance with the rat, however, the human enzyme does not seem to be stimulated by trihydroxy bile acids acids

  14. Adhesive bowel obstruction? Not always

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A 58-year-old man presented acutely with features of post-surgical adhesive small bowel obstruction. Following an unsuccessful trial of conservative management, computed tomography (CT of the abdomen was performed. This revealed a mass in the ileocaecal region, for which he underwent a subsequent right hemicolectomy. Histology revealed diffuse B-cell Non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma of the terminal ileum. Confounding obstructive lesion of the intestine in patients with a history of previous laparotomy is extremely uncommon. Early high resolution imaging may predict diagnosis and consolidate clinical management plans.

  15. Epidemiology and inflammatory bowel diseases

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    Ahmed Mahmoud El-Tawil

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The role of alcohol in causing or aggravating the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease is unclear. For finding a conclusive answer for this valuable question we conducted this review. Only two studies were identified that successfully fulfilled our inclusive criteria. Usual consumption of alcohol reduced the risk compared with less frequent use (odds ratio = 0.57, 95%CI: 0.37-0.86. Light alcoholic drinking has protective effects against development of ulcerative colitis. But this inverse association disappeared when smoking was included.

  16. Diclofenac sodium and Imipenem action on rat intestinal mucosa: a biomechanical and histological study / Ação do Diclofenaco de sódio e Imipenem na mucosa intestinal do rato: estudo biomecânico e histológico

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    Irio, Gonçalves Junior; Luiz Eduardo, Naresse; Maria Aparecida Marchesan, Rodrigues; Shoiti, Kobayasi.

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as alterações histológicas e biomecânicas do diclofenaco de sódio na mucosa intestinal do rato e a associação com o uso de Imipenem. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 240 ratos Wistar distribuídos aleatoriamente em quatro grupos experimentais: GI: 60 ratos tratados com injeção IM de soro fi [...] siológico 0,9%; GII: 60 ratos tratados com injeção IM de diclofenaco de sódio na dose de 6mg/kg de peso por 4 dias; GIII: 60 ratos tratados com injeção IM de Imipenem na dose de 30 mg/kg de peso por 4 dias; GIV: 60 ratos tratados com injeção IM de soro fisiológico e diclofenaco de sódio nas doses acima. Em cada grupo os animais foram posteriormente divididos em 4 momentos de 15 animais em cada um para sacrifício, respectivamente, no 4º, 7º, 14º e 21º dias após o início do tratamento. As alterações da cavidade abdominal, assim como as características histológicas e de força de ruptura do intestino delgado foram analisadas em cada momento, em cada grupo. RESULTADOS: Não foram encontradas alterações histológicas e biomecânicas nos animais do Grupo I nesse estudo. Lesões ulceradas na mucosa do intestino delgado foram observadas nos animais tratados com diclofenaco de sódio, assim como diminuição da força de ruptura. As lesões ulceradas encontradas foram prevenidas pelo uso de Imipenem. CONCLUSÃO: O diclofenaco de sódio induz lesões ulceradas na mucosa intestinal do rato que podem ser prevenidas pelo uso de Imipenem. Abstract in english PURPOSE: To study diclofenac sodium induced histological and mechanical alterations and their prevention with Imipenem in rat intestine. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (n=240) were randomly assigned to four experimental groups: GI: n=60 treated with 0.9% saline IM; GII: n=60 treated with 6mg/kg body weig [...] ht diclofenac sodium IM for four days; GIII: n=60 treated with 30mg/kg body weight Imipenem IM for four days, and GIV n=60 treated with diclofenac sodium plus Imipenem at the above doses IM for 4 days. Each group was further divided into 4 subgroups of 15 rats each and sacrificed at 4, 7, 14, and 21 days of follow-up, respectively. Abdominal cavity macroscopy and histology, and small bowel breaking strength were analyzed at each sacrifice moment. RESULTS: There were no histological or mechanical alterations in normal control rats throughout the study. Ulcerated lesions in intestinal mucosa were observed and breaking strength decreased in all diclofenac sodium treated rats. Ulcerated lesions in intestinal mucosa were prevented by Imipenem in all rats. CONCLUSION: Diclofenac sodium induced ulcerated lesions in rat intestinal mucosa can be prevented by Imipenem treatment.

  17. Blood-group-related carbohydrates are expressed in organotypic cultures of human skin and oral mucosa

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    GrØn, B; Andersson, A

    1999-01-01

    Cellular maturation and migration are usually associated with changes in cell-surface carbohydrates, but the relationship between these changes and cell behaviour is at present largely unknown. To investigate whether an organotypic culture system can be used as an in vitro model to study the function of cell-surface carbohydrates, we established organotypic cultures of skin and buccal mucosa. In these cultures, keratinocytes are grown at the air-liquid interface on a supporting matrix consisting of homologous fibroblasts embedded in a collagen type I gel. We examined the expression of blood-group-related carbohydrate structures, including Lewis x, sialylated Lewis x, Lewis y, Lewis a, and Lewis b, on the surface of epithelial cells in the cultures. We compared the results with the expression of more well-established markers, including cytokeratins, integrins, bullous pemphigoid antigen and laminin, in the same cultures. The organotypic skin and oral mucosa cultures showed a histological differentiation pattern analogous to that of normal skin and buccal mucosa, and a tissue-specific expression of carbohydrate structures and cytokeratins. However, both types of organotypic cultures also expressed markers which are normally seen during wound healing, including Lewis y, cytokeratin 16, and cytokeratin 19. We conclude that the organotypic cultures of oral mucosa and skin are suitable models for future studies of the function of cell-surface carbohydrates, although the expression of wound healing markers has to be taken into consideration.

  18. Interactions between ingested kaolinite and the intestinal mucosa in rat: proteomic and cellular evidences.

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    Reichardt, François; Habold, Caroline; Chaumande, Bertrand; Ackermann, Alain; Ehret-Sabatier, Laurence; Le Maho, Yvon; Angel, Fabielle; Liewig, Nicole; Lignot, Jean-Hervé

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    Although some of the effects of clay ingestion by humans and animals, such as gastrointestinal wellness and the increase in food efficiency are well known, the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Therefore, the interactions between the intestinal mucosa and kaolinite particles and their effects on mucosal morphology were observed using light microscopy (LM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), conventional (CSEM) and environmental (ESEM) scanning electron microscopy combined with an EDX micro-analysis system. Kaolinite consumption, given with free access to rats, varied considerably from one animal to the other but was regular through time for each individual. Some kaolinite particles appeared chemically dissociated in the lumen and within the mucus barrier. Aluminium (Al) originating from ingested clay and present in the mucus layer could directly cross the intestinal mucosa. A significant increase in the thickness of the villi with large vacuoles at the base of the mucosal cells and a decrease in the length of enterocyte microvilli characterized complemented animals. The proteomic analyses of the intestinal mucosa of complemented rats also revealed several modifications in the expression level of cytoskeleton proteins. In summary, kaolinite particles ingested as food complement interact with the intestinal mucosa and modify nutrient absorption. However, these data, together with the potential neurotoxicity of Al, need further investigation. PMID:19267772

  19. Microbial Induction of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Associated Gene TL1A (TNFSF15) in Antigen Presenting Cells

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    David Q Shih; Lola Y Kwan; Chavez, Valerie; Cohavy, Offer; Gonsky, Rivkah; Chang, Elmer Y.; Chang, Christopher; Elson, Charles O.; Targan, Stephan R.

    2009-01-01

    TL1A is a member of the TNF superfamily and its expression is increased in the mucosa of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Neutralizing anti-mouse TL1A Ab attenuates chronic colitis in two T cell driven murine models, suggesting that TL1A is a central modulator of gut mucosal inflammation in IBD. We showed previously that TL1A is induced by immune complexes (IC) via the Fc?R signaling pathway. In this study, we report that multiple bacteria, including gram negative organisms (E. col...

  20. Association of Levels of Antibodies from Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Extracellular Proteins of Food and Probiotic Bacteria

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    Arancha Hevia; Xf Pez, Patricia L.; Ana Suárez; Claudine Jacquot; Urdaci, Mar Xed A. C.; Abelardo Margolles; Xe Nchez, Borja S.

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    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an autoimmune disease characterized by a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract mucosa and is related to an abnormal immune response to commensal bacteria. Our aim of the present work has been to explore the levels of antibodies (IgG and IgA) raised against extracellular proteins produced by LAB and its association with IBD. We analyzed, by Western-blot and ELISA, the presence of serum antibodies (IgA and IgG) developed against extracellular pro...

  1. Quantitative analysis of bowel gas by plain abdominal radiograph combined with computer image processing

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    Objective: To establish a method for quantitative analysis of bowel gas by plain abdominal radiograph and computer graphics. Methods: Plain abdominal radiographs in supine position from 25 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and 20 health controls were studied. A gastroenterologist and a radiologist independently conducted the following procedure on each radiograph. After the outline of bowel gas was traced by axe pen, the radiograph was digitized by a digital camera and transmitted to the computer with Histogram software. The total gas area was determined as the pixel value on images. The ratio of the bowel gas quantity to the pixel value in the region surrounded by a horizontal line tangential to the superior pubic symphysis margin, a horizontal line tangential to the tenth dorsal vertebra inferior margin, and the lateral line tangential to the right and left anteriosuperior iliac crest, was defined as the gas volume score (GVS). To examine the sequential reproducibility, a second plain abdominal radiograph was performed in 5 normal controls 1 week later, and the GVS were compared. Results: Bowel gas was easily identified on the plain abdominal radiograph. Both large and small intestine located in the selected region. Both observers could finish one radiographic measurement in less than 10 mins. The correlation coefficient between the two observers was 0.986. There was no statistical difference on GVS between the two sequential radiographs in 5 health contro sequential radiographs in 5 health controls. Conclusion: Quantification of bowel gas based on plain abdominal radiograph and computer is simple, rapid, and reliable

  2. Probiotics and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Riitta Korpela

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS is a major cause of abdominal discomfort and gut dysfunction worldwide. It is a poorly understood functional gastrointestinal disorder for which no effective medication is available. It is a benign condition, but its social and economic burden is significant. The symptoms consist of abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, and irregular bowel movements. Alterations in the intestinal microbiota and mucosal inflammation may contribute to the development of IBS and probiotics could thus relieve the symptoms. This review gives an overview on the existing data on the effects of probiotics on the gastrointestinal symptoms of IBS. Methods: A PUBMED search was made to review the relevant literature, and additional studies were obtained from the references of the selected articles. Results: Clinical trials suggest that certain probiotics or combinations of bacteria have beneficial effects on the IBS symptoms. However the heterogeneity of studies, e.g. suboptimal study design, inadequate number of subjects, different doses and vehicles, inadequate length, make it difficult to compare the differences between probiotics and the effect may be strain-specific. Conclusions: Though evidence is very promising, no general recommendations on the use of probiotics in IBS can be given yet. Further clinical trials and data on the mechanisms of action are needed. Probiotics are considered safe and if future scientific data is able to substantiate their efficacy in IBS, they certainly could be a treatment option in relieving the symptoms in IBS.

  3. Minimization of small bowel volume within treatment fields using customized small bowel displacement system (SBDS)

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    Authors designed a customized Small Bowel Displacement System(SBDS) to displace the small bowel from the pelvic radiation fields and minimize treatment-related bowel morbidities. From August 1995 to May 1996, 55 consecutive patients who received pelvic radiation therapy with the SBDS were included in this study. The SBDS consists of a customized styrofoam compression device which can displace the small bowel from the radiation fields and an individualized immobilization abdominal board for easy daily setup in prone position. After opacifying the small bowel with Barium, the patients were laid prone and posterior-anterior (PA) and lateral (LAT) simulation films were taken with and without the SBDS. The areas of the small bowel included in the radiation fields with and without the SBDS were compared. Using the SBDS, the mean small bowel area was reduced by 59% on PA and 51% on LAT films (P=0.0001). In six patients (6/55, 11%), it was possible that no small bowel was included within the treatment fields. The mean upward displacement of the most caudal small bowel was 4.8 cm using the SBDS. Only 15% (8/55) of patients treated with the SBDS manifested diarrhea requiring medication. The SBDS is a novel method that can be used to displace the small bowel away from the treatment portal effectively and reduce the radiation therapy morbidities. Compliance with setup is excellent when the SBDS is used. (author)

  4. Physiological basis for novel drug therapies used to treat the inflammatory bowel diseases I. Pathophysiological basis and prospects for probiotic therapy in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Shanahan, Fergus

    2012-02-03

    Mechanisms underlying the conditioning influence of the intestinal flora on mucosal homeostasis, including development and function of immune responses, are attracting increasing scientific scrutiny. The intestinal flora is a positive asset to host defense, but some of its components may, in genetically susceptible hosts, become a risk factor for development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It follows that strategies to enhance assets or offset microbial liabilities represent a therapeutic option; therein lies the rationale for manipulation of the flora in IBD. In addition, the diversity of regulatory signalling among the flora and host epithelum, lymphoid tissue, and neuromuscular apparatus is an untapped reservoir from which novel therapeutics may be mined. Moreover, the capacity to engineer food-grade or commensal bacteria to deliver therapeutic molecules to the intestinal mucosa promises to extend the scope of microbial manipulation for the benefit of mankind.

  5. The value of MR enteroclysis with air infusion in the diagnosis of small bowel disease

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    Objective: To investigate the value of MR enteroclysis with air infusion in the diagnosis of small bowel disease. Methods: Sixteen patients with suspected small bowel disease, but without acute inflammatory disease or bowel obstruction, received MR enteroclysis with air infusion. There were 12 males and 4 females, and their age ranged from 17 to 75 years. 10 patients had abdominal pain, 4 with melena or blood stool, and 2 with diarrhea. The longest course was 7 years, and the shortest 1 week. Before MR imaging, a nasoenteric catheter was inserted into the distal part of duodenum, and about 1000 ml of air was infused through the tube to distend the small bowel. 20 mg of IV anisodamine was given to reduce small-bowel peristalsis. All patients were imaged with fat-saturated Gd-DTPA enhanced coronal and axial T1-weighted spin-echo (SE) sequence and fast spoiled gradient echo (FSPGR) sequence. Comparison between the diagnosis of MRI and the results of surgery, pathology or clinic was performed to assess the sensitivity and specificity of MRI. Results: 5 cases were normal, 6 with Crohn disease, 2 with gastric intestinal stromal tumor (GIST), and 1 each of lymphoma, tuberculosis and irritable bowel syndrome. The lumen of normal small bowel in MR enteroclysis was no signal, the wall was outlined as middle signal by intraluminal air and surrounding air-distended bowel and was between 1-3 mm thick, and the diameter of the lumen was between 17-28 mm. Crohn disease shoen was between 17-28 mm. Crohn disease showed segmental mural thickening, increased enhancement, luminal stricture, and even extraluminal inflammatory mass or fistula. Intestinal tuberculosis invaded the distal section of ileum, cecum, and the proximal ascending colon, the wall thickened and enhanced apparently, and cecum and proximal ascending colon shortened. GIST showed a mass that was iso-signal on T1WI, high signal on T2WI, and enhanced significantly after IV Gd-DTPA. 1 recurrent lymphoma of ileum showed mural thickening and increased enhancement but no stenosis. 1 irritable bowel syndrome is disfunction, so its shape and signal is normal. Except 1 Crohn disease, which showed a large mass, was misdiagnosed as lymphoma and no abnormality was found in 1 irritable bowel syndrome, the other diagnosis of MRI was correct. The sensitivity in diagnosing small intestinal disease was 100%, and the specificity was 83%. Conclusion: MR enteroclysis with air infusion is a sensitive method in diagnosing the small bowel disease, especially in Crohn disease and tumor. It can clearly display the mural thickening and the extraluminal inflammatory mass

  6. Regulatory T cells in inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer

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    Györgyi M?zes

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Regulatory T cells (Tregs are key elements in immunological self-tolerance. The number of Tregs may alter in both peripheral blood and in colonic mucosa during pathological circumstances. The local cellular, microbiological and cytokine milieu affect immunophenotype and function of Tregs. Forkhead box P3+ Tregs function shows altered properties in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs. This alteration of Tregs function can furthermore be observed between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which may have both clinical and therapeutical consequences. Chronic mucosal inflammation may also influence Tregs function, which together with the intestinal bacterial flora seem to have a supporting role in colitis-associated colorectal carcinogenesis. Tregs have a crucial role in the immunoevasion of cancer cells in sporadic colorectal cancer. Furthermore, their number and phenotype correlate closely with the clinical outcome of the disease, even if their contribution to carcinogenesis has previously been controversial. Despite knowledge of the clinical relationship between IBD and colitis-associated colon cancer, and the growing number of immunological aspects encompassing sporadic colorectal carcinogenesis, the molecular and cellular links amongst Tregs, regulation of the inflammation, and cancer development are still not well understood. In this paper, we aimed to review the current data surrounding the role of Tregs in the pathogenesis of IBD, colitis-associated colon cancer and sporadic colorectal cancer.

  7. Clostridium difficile Carriage Rate in Outpatients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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    Mohammad Hosain Salari

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background and objective: Closteridium difficile is a gram positive, anaerobic and spore-forming bacillus. Inflammatory bowel disease or IBD includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Inflammation of the intestinal mucosa in these patients can be as a risk factor for colonization of Clostridium difficile. The purpose of this study was to analysis of Clostridium difficile carriage in the IBD outpatients. Materials and methods: Stool specimens were obtained from 50 outpatients with IBD. Stools were cultured on selective media under anaerobic conditions. Filtered extract of bacteria was exposed to HeLa cell culture for analysis of toxin production after identification of Clostridium difficile isolates. Results: The results showed that 3 IBD patients (6% had stool cultures positive for Clostridium difficile. Stool cultures were negative in all patients with Crohn's disease. All 3 patients had ulcerative colitis. Only one isolate was positive for toxin production. Conclusion: The ulcerated colitis than Crohn's patients had higher carriage. In general IBD outpatients carriage rates for Clostridium difficile was low.

  8. New strategies for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Nielsen, Ole Haagen

    2014-01-01

    The etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), of which ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are the two most prevailing entities, is unknown. However, IBD is characterized by an imbalanced synthesis of pro-inflammatory mediators of the inflamed intestine, and for more than a decade tumor necrosis factor-(TNF) ? has been a major target for monoclonal antibody therapy. However, TNF inhibitors are not useful for one third of all patients (i.e. "primary failures"), and further one third lose effect over time ("secondary failures"). Therefore, other strategies have in later years been developed including monoclonal antibodies targeting the interleukin (IL)-6 family of receptors (the p40 subunit of IL-12/IL-23) as well as monoclonal antibodies inhibiting adhesion molecules (the ?4?7 heterodimers), which direct leukocytes to the intestinal mucosa. Recently, small molecules, which are inhibitors of Janus kinases (JAKs), hold promise with a tolerable safety profile and efficacy in UC, and the field of nanomedicine is emerging with siRNAs loaded into polyactide nanoparticles that may silence gene transcripts at sites of intestinal inflammation. Thus, drug development for IBD holds great promise, and patients as well as their treating physicians can be hopeful for the future.

  9. Micronucleus level in exfoliated buccal mucosa cells of cancer patients

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    Nersesyan Armen K.; Vardazaryan Nina S.; Gevorgyan Ani L.; Arutyunyan Rouben M.

    2002-01-01

    Micronucleus levels in exfoliated buccal mucosa cells of patients with primary breast, lung, cervix uteri cancer, and patients with Hodgkin's disease were studied (n=59). Significantly increased number of micronuclei in cells of cancer patients was observed compared with healthy persons (n=45). The evaluation of micronuclei number in buccal mucosa cells shows genomic instability in somatic cells of humans.

  10. The role of nuclear medicine in inflammatory bowel disease. A review with experiences of aspecific bowel activity using immunoscintigraphy with 99mTc anti-granulocyte antibodies

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    The diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) needs a complex diagnostic work-up. Beside verifying the disease itself, it is fundamental to assess disease extent and activity and to detect associated complications, to find the most effective treatment and for follow up. Scintigraphy with radiolabelled leukocytes is able to provide a complete survey of the whole intestinal tract, both the small and large bowel, and detects septic complications successfully with negligible risk. Radionuclide procedures are useful in establishing or ruling out IBD in patients with intestinal complaints, in assessing disease severity, and in the evaluation of extraintestinal septic complications. Widely available radionuclide procedures are discussed, i.e. scintigraphy by 111Indium oxime or 99mTechnetium HMPAO labelled white blood cells and immunoscintigraphy with 99mTc anti-granulocyte antibodies. Advantages and disadvantages of all three methods are stressed out. Patients and methods: The immunoscintigraphies with 99mTc anti-granulocyte antibodies (ANTI-GRANULOCYTE[reg] BW 250/183) of 27 patients with suspicion of IBD were retrospectively analysed. Planar anterior and posterior images were obtained 4 and 24 h postinjection, respectively. The bowel was divided into six segments and the activity was visually graded with reference to bone marrow in each segments. The scans were compared with the results of radiological and endoscopical investts of radiological and endoscopical investigations. The diagnosis of IBD was proved or ruled out by means of enteroclysis, large bowel enema or endoscopy. Results: In the 27 patients, 74 bowel segments with increased activity were detected. In the case of 30 segments in 16 patients, bowel inflammation was revealed by the other methods (true positives). In the case of 44 bowel segments, no underlying bowel inflammation could be verified, and these activities were regarded as aspecific activity. We could not differentiate between true positive and aspecific activity based on scan pattern or intensity. Discussion: These findings of aspecific bowel activity using imuunoscintigraphy are in contrast with the results of former studies, while the existence of non-specific activity decreases the reliability of the method. Based on the literature and our experiences, we conclude that 99mTc HMPAO labelling should be the method of choice for the investigation of IBD patients

  11. Does MRI with oral contrast medium allow single-study depiction of inflammatory bowel disease enteritis and colitis?

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    To assess the feasibility and utility of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the bowel in concurrent small- and large-bowel evaluation for the presence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Over a 5-year period, 62 MR examinations performed on 53 patients demonstrated evidence of IBD. Sixteen of these 53 (30.1%) patients had imaging findings of colonic disease and underwent 19 formal MR small bowel examinations. These were further evaluated for bowel distention and image quality. The sensitivity and specificity of the technique compared with colonoscopy as the 'gold standard' was evaluated. Simultaneous imaging of the colon is feasible at MR small bowel follow-through with moderate-to-excellent colonic visibility and colon distention obtained when the contrast medium is present in the colon at the time of image acquisition. MR imaging had a sensitivity of 80% (0.56-0.93), specificity of 100% (0.77-1.00), positive predictive value (PPV) of 1 and a negative predictive value (NPV) of 0.8 for the identification of colitis (based on available concurrent correlation of 38/62 examinations with colonoscopy). Small and large bowel MR imaging with orally consumed contrast medium represents a promising, feasible, non-invasive, non-radiating single mode of assessment of the entire gastrointestinal tract, performed at a single sitting. (orig.)

  12. The treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Thompson, W G

    2002-08-01

    The efforts of clinical researchers, lay organizations and pharmaceutical companies have increased the public profile of irritable bowel syndrome and made it a respectable diagnosis. Diagnostic symptom criteria encourage a firm clinical diagnosis, which is the foundation of a logical management strategy. This begins with education. Reassurance that no structural disease threatens should be tempered with the reality that symptoms are likely to recur over many years. Patients expect diet and lifestyle advice, even if this is not specific to irritable bowel syndrome. Only a few of those with irritable bowel syndrome see doctors, and even fewer see specialists. Therefore, the treating physician should ascertain the reason for the visit, the patient's fears and the presence of any comorbid illness, such as depression, that might require treatment in its own right. No drug treatment is useful for all of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and many patients require no drug at all. If used, drugs should target the predominant symptom. Alosetron, a 5-HT3 antagonist, is effective in treating women with irritable bowel syndrome who also have diarrhoea. Tegaserod, a 5-HT4 agonist, is useful for women with irritable bowel syndrome who are constipated. Most patients with irritable bowel syndrome need psychological support. Reassurance, discussion and relaxation techniques can be provided by the family doctor. Difficult psychopathology may require referral to a mental health professional, and the gastroenterologist can settle diagnostic uncertainties. In all cases, successful treatment depends on a confident diagnosis and the strength of the doctor-patient relationship. PMID:12182740

  13. Intestino Corto / Short bowel syndrome

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    María Matilde, Socarrás Suárez; Miriam, Bolet Astoviza; Martha, Larrea Fabra.

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El intestino corto está asociado a pérdida o disfunción del intestino delgado por resección del mismo, que causa diarreas, tránsito intestinal acelerado, malabsorción intestinal, y eventualmente la pérdida de peso y el desgaste muscular. El objetivo de este trabajo fue actualizar el conocimiento ace [...] rca de este síndrome. Se realiza una revisión del tema de intestino corto donde se refiere a su definición, causas fundamentales frecuentes e infrecuentes en el niño y en el adulto, cómo se adapta el intestino a la resección de diferentes extensiones, las funciones del íleon terminal. Se hacen una valoración clínica inicial, con el interrogatorio médico, revisión minuciosa de la historia clínica para cuantificar la capacidad de absorción. Se habla de los síntomas y signos de deficiencia nutricional. Se explican las estrategias del tratamiento, que tienen 3 etapas de evolución clínica. Se concluye que se indica la dietoterapia adecuada según el estado nutricional del paciente y la resección intestinal realizada, evitando las complicaciones para lograr una calidad máxima de vida Abstract in english Short bowel is associated with loss or dysfunction of the small bowel due to its resection, which causes diarrheas, accelerated intestinal transit, intestinal malabsorption and, eventually, weight loss ansd muscular waste. The objective of this paper was to update knowledge about this syndrome. A re [...] view of the short intestine topic is made, making reference to its definition, common and uncommon main cuases in the child and adult, how the bowel adapts itslef to resection of different extensions, and the functions of the terminal ileum. An initial clinical assessment is made with the medical questionnaire and a detailed review of the medical history to quantify the absorption capacity. The symptoms and signs of nutritional deficiency are dealt with. The strategies of the treatment consisting of 3 stages of clinical evolution are explained. It is concluded that the adequate diet therapy is indicated according to the nutritional state of the patient and the performed intestinal resections, preventing complications to achieve a maximum quality of life

  14. Inmunología de la mucosa oral: Revisión / Immunology of oral mucosa: A review

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    Zulema J., Casariego.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Durante los últimos 50 años numerosas publicaciones han tratado de explicar los cambios inmunológicos en relación con exclusivas o determinadas enfermedades. El objetivo de esta presentación es realizar una revisión sobre lo publicado hasta el momento sobre la respuesta del sistema inmune innato y a [...] daptativo en relación con la mucosa oral, un panorama sobre el rol o roles de las células inmunes, citoquinas, receptores, factores de crecimiento y otros productos secretorios y el los distintos elementos inmunológicos que actúan sobre la mucosa oral asociados con los estados de salud, inflamación, stress crónico, desregulación inmune, longevidad tolerancia inmune e inmunosenescencia. Abstract in english During the last 50 years several papers have been put forward to explain induce immunological changes in relationship with exclusive or determinated oral diseases. The objective of this presentation is to make a rewie about what is published at the moment about of innated and adaptative immune respo [...] nse, in relationship with oral mucosa, and an overwie of the role (s) of immune cells, cytoquines, receptors, grow factors, and other secretory products associated with health, inflammation, chronic stress, Immune dysregulation aging, inmuno tolerance and inmunosenescence.

  15. Bowel injuries secondary to induced abortion: a dilemma

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    To study the pattern of bowel injuries incurred by induced abortion, and the morbidity and mortality associated with them. All patients with bowel injuries due to induced abortion. Detailed data of all the patients was collected and analyzed. A total of 22 patients, mostly young with an average age of 26.86 years, presented with bowel injuries following induced abortion. Severe hemorrhage occurred in 8(36.4%) patients while 11(50%) had ileal perforation; 9(40.9%) underwent primary repair and 2(9.1%) ileostomy formation. Two (9.1%) patients with jejunal perforation had primary repair, whereas two with both jejunal and ileal perforations underwent resections with anastomosis in one and ileostomy in another. Seven (31.8%) with large gut involvement had colostomy formation. Septicemia and wound infection occurred in 7(31.8%) patients each, faecal fistula and abdominal wound dehiscence in 3(13.6%), and pelvic abscess in 1(4.6%) patient. The total mortality in this series was 6(27.3%) patients. Iatrogenic injuries during induced abortion, most commonly caused by quacks, can be minimized substantially if the procedure is performed by qualified medical personnel in proper health care facilities. There is a need for radical overhauling of the mind set in our society together with legislation. (author)

  16. Occult small bowel perforation in a patient with Ehlers Danlos syndrome: a case report and review of the literature

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    Patients who present with a co-existing connective tissue disorder add a degree of complexity to operative intervention. We present an unusual case of a 53-year-old Caucasian female patient with Ehlers Danlos syndrome who presented with an occult perforation of the distal ileum. The patient had known small bowel diverticulae yet the perforation occurred within the normal bowel wall. The pre-operative CT only showed malrotation of the large bowel and did not correlate with the intra-operative ...

  17. Butyrate oxidation is impaired in the colonic mucosa of sufferers of quiescent ulcerative colitis.

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    Chapman, M A; Grahn, M F; Boyle, M A; Hutton, M.; Rogers, J.; Williams, N. S.

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    The short chain fatty acids, acetate, propionate, and butyrate are produced by colonic bacterial fermentation of non-starch polysaccharides. Butyrate is the major fuel source for the colonic epithelium and there is evidence to suggest that its oxidation is impaired in ulcerative colitis. Triplicate biopsy specimens were taken at colonoscopy from five regions of the large bowel in 15 sufferers of ulcerative colitis. These patients all had mild or quiescent colitis as assessed by clinical condi...

  18. A mucosa oral na hanseníase: um estudo clínico e histopatológico / The oral mucosa in leprosy: a clinical and histopathological study

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    Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado de, Abreu; Nilceo Schwery, Michalany; Luc Louis Maurice, Weckx; Dalva Regina, Neto Pimentel; Cleonice Hitomi Watashi, Hirata; Maurício Mota de Avelar, Alchorne.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: a anseníase multibacilar pode causar comprometimento da mucosa oral, com ou sem lesões aparentes. Há poucos estudos que tratam deste assunto na era da multidrogaterapia. OBJETIVO: Verificar a freqüência do comprometimento da mucosa oral em pacientes de hanseníase multibacilar. CASUÍSTICA [...] E MÉTODOS: Foi realizado um estudo transversal em vinte pacientes de hanseníase multibacilar, não-tratados, atendidos consecutivamente em Dracena, São Paulo, entre o período de 2000 e 2002. Foi realizado exame clínico completo da mucosa oral. Os pacientes foram submetidos a biópsias na mucosa jugal, na língua e no palato mole, em alteração ou em pontos pré-estabelecidos. Os cortes foram corados pelas técnicas da hematoxilina-eosina e Ziehl-Neelsen. O encontro de granuloma e bacilos álcool-ácido-resistentes ao exame histopatológico determinou o comprometimento específico. RESULTADOS: O estudo envolveu 19 pacientes multibacilares com tempo médio de evolução de 2,5 anos. Ocorreu comprometimento histopatológico específico em apenas um paciente virchowiano, com mucosa oral clinicamente normal, na língua e no palato mole. CONCLUSÕES: 1. Alteração clínica na mucosa oral não implica em comprometimento pela doença, é necessário confirmação histopatológica. 2. Alterações clínicas específicas aparentes são raras. 3. A mucosa oral clinicamente normal pode exibir comprometimento histopatológico específico. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Multibacillary leprosy may involve the oral mucosa, with or without apparent lesions. There are few studies that deal with this issue in the era of multidrug therapy. AIM: To assess the frequence of oral mucosa involvement in multibacillary leprosy patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A tra [...] nsversal study with twenty non-treated multibacillary leprosy patients. The patients were treated in Dracena, São Paulo, between 2000 and 2002. Clinical examination of the oral mucosa was carried out. All patients were submitted to jugal mucosa, soft palate and tongue biopsies, in altered or in pre-established sites. The cross-sections were stained by techniques of hematoxilin-eosin and Ziehl-Neelsen. Granuloma and alcohol-acid-resistant bacilli findings determined the specific histopathological involvement. RESULTS: The study involved 19 patients with an average of 2.5 years of disease progression. Specific histopathological involvement occurred in the tongue and soft palate of one lepromatous patient with an apparently normal oral mucosa. CONCLUSIONS: (1) Clinical alterations in the oral mucosa does not imply disease involvement, it is necessary to have histopathological confirmation. (2) Apparent specific clinical alterations are rare. (3) The clinically normal oral mucosa can show specific histopathological involvement.

  19. Disturbances in small bowel motility.

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    Quigley, E M

    2012-02-03

    Recently, the small intestine has become the focus of investigation as a potential site of dysmotility in the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A number of motor abnormalities have been defined in some studies, and include \\'clustered\\' contractions, exaggerated post-prandial motor response and disturbances in intestinal transit. The significance of these findings remains unclear. The interpretation of available studies is complicated by differences in subject selection, the direct influence of certain symptoms, such as diarrhoea and constipation, and the interference of compounding factors, such as stress and psychopathology. Dysmotility could also reflect autonomic dysfunction, disturbed CNS control and the response to heightened visceral sensation or central perception. While motor abnormalities may not explain all symptoms in IBS, sensorimotor interactions may be important in symptom pathogenesis and deserve further study.

  20. Viscoelasticity of human oral mucosa: implications for masticatory biomechanics.

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    Sawada, A; Wakabayashi, N; Ona, M; Suzuki, T

    2011-05-01

    The dynamic behavior of oral soft tissues supporting removable prostheses is not well understood. We hypothesized that the stress and strain of the mucosa exhibited time-dependent behavior under masticatory loadings. Displacement of the mucosa on the maxillary residual ridge was measured in vivo by means of a magnetic actuator/sensor under vertical loading in partially edentulous individuals. Subject-specific finite element models of homogeneous bone and mucosa were constructed based on computed tomography images. A mean initial elastic modulus of 8.0 × 10(-5) GPa and relaxation time of 494 sec were obtained from the curve adaptation of the finite element output to the in vivo time-displacement relationship. Delayed increase of the maximum compressive strain on the surface of the mucosa was observed under sustained load, while the maximum strain inside the mucosa was relatively low and uninfluenced by the duration of the load. The compressive stress showed a slight decrease with sustained load, due to stress relaxation of the mucosa. On simulation of cyclic load, the increment of the maximum strain and the evidence of residual strain were revealed after each loading. The results support our hypothesis, and suggest that sustained and repetitive loads accumulate as surface strain on the mucosa. PMID:21321067

  1. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... incontinence is the name that doctors give to patients who have problems controlling the bowel, and typically ... common problem, and more than 10% of the patients that we see who come to a bladder ...

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    Full Text Available ... cause damage to the pelvic floor or the anal sphincter. Some patients are left after childbirth with an opening, called a fistula, between the bowel and the vagina, which means ...

  3. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... wrong way to go. How should my doctor approach this issue? Dr. Galloway: I think the first ... to stimulate the bowel to empty. And these approaches, typically, can be used very safely on a ...

  4. Diverticulosis of the small bowel with Diverticulitis

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    Case report of diverticulosis of the small bowel complicated by diverticulitis. Radiography is the method of choice to demonstrate this finding preoperatively. This entity should be included in the differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant abdominal pecin. (orig.)

  5. Microvascular studies in human radiation bowel disease

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    The microvasculature was investigated in the normal bowel (n=43 patients) and in radiation bowel disease (n=18 patients). Tissue samples obtained from postoperative colectomy specimens in which the intramural vessels had been perfused with barium sulphate suspension were examined. Microradiography was used to study vascular pattern which was abnormal in radiation bowel disease. A recently described radiography fluorescence system was used to estimate barium concentration, and hence microvascular volume. The radiation group showed a highly significant reduction in barium concentration (p<0.001), when compared with the normal group. This reduction was diffuse in samples from 15 patients who had received combined intracavity and external radiotherapy, but localised in two patients who had received intracavity treatment only. It is concluded that microvascular compromise is an important factor in the natural history of radiation bowel disease. (author)

  6. Irritable bowel syndrome: new and emerging treatments.

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    Halland, Magnus; Saito, Yuri A

    2015-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in developed nations. It is characterized by abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, and bloating. Several non-pharmacological and pharmacological agents, which target the peripheral gastrointestinal system and central nervous system, are used to treat the syndrome. The individual and societal impact of investigating and managing the syndrome is substantial, and despite newer treatments, many patients have unmet needs. Intense research at many international sites has improved the understanding of pathophysiology of the syndrome, but developing treatments that are effective, safe, and that have tolerable side effects remains a challenge. This review briefly summarizes the currently available treatments for irritable bowel syndrome then focuses on newer non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies and recent evidence for older treatments. Recent guidelines on the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome are also discussed. PMID:26088265

  7. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... with bowel control issues. Dr. Galloway: Well, fecal incontinence is the name that doctors give to patients ... first thing is we should recognize that fecal incontinence is truly just a symptom, and that symptom ...

  8. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

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    Rajagopalan, Mani; Kurian, George; John, Jacob K.

    1996-01-01

    Psychological aspects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome have been well investigated in Western countries, but there is a paucity of Indian studies focusing on this area. A series of fifty patients with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome were studied with respect to their depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms and their personality traits. Patients had a mean score of 14.68 on Hamilton's depression rating scale and 11.22 on Hamilton's anxiety rating scale, and were more introverted and more neurotic than t...

  9. Mechanical bowel preparation for elective colorectal surgery

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    Güenaga, Katia F; Matos, Delcio

    2011-01-01

    The presence of bowel contents during colorectal surgery has been related to anastomotic leakage, but the belief that mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) is an efficient agent against leakage and infectious complications is based on observational data and expert opinions only.An enema before the rectal surgery to clean the rectum and facilitate the manipulation for the mechanical anastomosis is used for many surgeons. This is analysed separately

  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

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    Lee, Beom Jae; Bak, Young-Tae

    2011-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex disorder characterized by abdominal symptoms including chronic abdominal pain or discomfort and altered bowel habits. The etiology of IBS is multifactorial, as abnormal gut motility, visceral hypersensitivity, disturbed neural function of the brain-gut axis and an abnormal autonomic nervous system are all implicated in disease progression. Based on recent experimental and clinical studies, it has been suggested that additional etiological factors in...

  11. Trichobezoar: A rare cause of bowel obstruction

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    Xe Bastien Gaujoux, S.; Gaëlle Bach; Joyce Au; Gaëlle Godiris-Petit; Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand; Pierre Cattan; Emile Sarfati

    2011-01-01

    A bezoar is an intraluminal mass formed by the accumulation of undigested material in the gastrointestinal tract. A trichobezoar is a bezoar made up of hair and is a rare cause of bowel obstruction of the proximal gastrointestinal tract. They are seen mostly in young women with trichotillomania and trichotillophagia and symptoms include epigastric pain, nausea, loss of appetite and bowel or gastric outlet obstruction. We herein describe a case of a trichobezoar that presented as a gastric out...

  12. Cutaneous manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Full Text Available Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD has many extraintestinal manifestations, and skin lesions are one of the most frequently described extraintestinal findings. Reports indicate an incidence of cutaneous manifestations ranging from 2 to 34%, Cutaneous manifestations are usually related to the activity of the bowel disease but may have an independent course. In this review we aim to address the various cutaneous manifestations associated with IBD, their impact on the disease course, and the treatment options available.

  13. Rheumatic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Tatiana Sofía Rodríguez-Reyna, Cynthia Martínez-Reyes, Jesús Kazúo Yamamoto-Furusho

    2009-01-01

    This article reviews the literature concerning rheumatic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including common immune-mediated pathways, frequency, clinical course and therapy. Musculoskeletal complications are frequent and well-recognized manifestations in IBD, and affect up to 33% of patients with IBD. The strong link between the bowel and the osteo-articular system is suggested by many clinical and experimental observations, notably in HLA-B27 transgenic rats. The autoimmune...

  14. Delayed bowel perforation following suprapubic catheter insertion

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    Mehta Ajay; Ahmed Shwan J; Rimington Peter

    2004-01-01

    Abstract Background Complications of suprapubic catheter insertion are rare but can be significant. We describe an unusual complication of a delayed bowel perforation following suprapubic catheter insertion. Case presentation A gentleman presented with features of peritonitis and feculent discharge along a suprapubic catheter two months after insertion of the catheter. Conclusion Bowel perforation is the most feared complication of suprapubic catheter insertion especially in patients with low...

  15. Rifaximin Therapy of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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    Koo, Hoonmo L; Saman Sabounchi; Huang, David B.; Dupont, Herbert L.

    2012-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of specific organic pathology. Although the underlying pathogenesis of IBS is not well-understood, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or other abnormalities in the gut flora is believed to contribute to the development of a subset of IBS cases. Rifaximin is a poorly absorbed antimicrobial with activity against enteric pathogens. A number of stu...

  16. Duodenal mucosa synthesis of prostaglandins in duodenal ulcer disease.

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    Hillier, K.; Smith, C. L.; Jewell, R.; Arthur, M. J.; Ross, G.

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    Synthesis of prostaglandins (PGE2, PGI2 and PGF2 alpha) and thromboxane A2 was investigated in short term incubates of duodenal mucosa biopsies. Mucosa close to the ulcer site synthesised significantly less PGF2 alpha (p less than 0.001) and PGI2 (p less than 0.002) measured as its stable metabolite 6-oxo-PGF1 alpha than healthy mucosa from non-ulcer patients. In paired biopsies taken from the ulcer site and opposite the ulcer in the same patient PGF2 alpha and PGI2 syntheses were both signif...

  17. Topographical binding to mucosa-exposed cancer cells: pollen-mimetic porous microspheres with tunable pore sizes.

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    Feng, Jiantao; Lin, Ling; Chen, Peipei; Hua, Wenda; Sun, Quanmei; Ao, Zhuo; Liu, Dongsheng; Jiang, Lei; Wang, Shutao; Han, Dong

    2015-05-01

    Mucoadhesives have been perceived as an effective approach for targeting the mucosa-associated diseases, which relied on the adhesive molecules to enhance the specificity. Here, topographical binding is proposed based on the fabrication of surface pore size tunable pollen-mimetic microspheres with phase separation and electrospray technology. We proved that microspheres with large-pores (pore size of 1005 ± 448 nm) were the excellent potential candidate for the mucoadhesives, as they not only possessed better adhesion ability, but also could topographically bind cervical cancer cells. Our methods of topographical binding offered a new way of designing the mucoadhesives for treating the mucosa-associated diseases. PMID:24820065

  18. Rifaximin Resistance in Escherichia coli Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Correlates with Prior Rifaximin Use, Mutations in rpoB, and Activity of Phe-Arg-?-Naphthylamide-Inhibitable Efflux Pumps

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    Kothary, Vishesh; Scherl, Ellen J.; Bosworth, Brian; Jiang, Zhi-Dong; Dupont, Herbert L.; Harel, Josee; Simpson, Kenneth W; Dogan, Belgin

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    Escherichia coli is implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Rifaximin, a nonabsorbable derivative of rifampin effective against E. coli, improves symptoms in mild-to-moderate IBD. However, rifaximin resistance can develop in a single step in vitro. We examined the prevalence and mechanisms of rifaximin resistance in 62 strains of E. coli isolated from the ileal mucosa of 50 patients (19 with ileal Crohn's disease [L1+L3], 6 with colonic Crohn's disease [L2], 13 wit...

  19. Capsule endoscopy for the small bowel in juvenile polyposis syndrome: a case series.

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    Postgate, A J; Will, O C; Fraser, C H; Fitzpatrick, A; Phillips, R K S; Clark, S K

    2009-11-01

    Juvenile polyposis syndrome is one of the hamartomatous polyposis syndromes and demonstrates phenotypic heterogeneity. All patients with juvenile polyposis develop colorectal polyps and are at risk of colorectal cancer. Small-bowel involvement is variably described. Small-intestinal cancer is reported but is rare and there is no evidence-based protocol for small-intestinal surveillance. This case series reports the small-bowel capsule endoscopy findings and genetic mutational analyses of ten adults (7-male; median age 39.2 years, interquartile range 37.4 - 42.0 years) with documented juvenile polyposis syndrome. Two patients had small-bowel polyps beyond the range of standard gastroscopy identified at capsule endoscopy: a 6-mm ileal polyp in one, and 10-mm and 6-mm ileal polyps in the second (histology unknown). Duodenal polyps were detected in a third patient at capsule endoscopy. Three further patients had previously documented duodenal polyps at surveillance gastroscopy. A SMAD4 mutation was identified in seven patients but there was no obvious association with gastric/small-bowel polyp burden. In conclusion, capsule endoscopy provided information additional to conventional endoscopy in patients with juvenile polyposis syndrome and was well tolerated. However, no lesions requiring clinical intervention were identified and polyp numbers were small. Capsule endoscopy may appropriately be used as a baseline investigation for the identification of patients with large or dense small-bowel polyps for whom ongoing small-bowel investigation would be recommended. Patients in whom polyps are confined to the colon are unlikely to require ongoing small-bowel review. PMID:19816839

  20. Acute small bowel obstruction caused by endometriosis: A case report and review of the literature

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    Antonella De Ceglie, Claudio Bilardi, Sabrina Blanchi, Massimo Picasso, Marcello Di Muzio, Alberto Trimarchi, Massimo Conio

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Gastrointestinal involvement of endometriosis has been found in 3%-37% of menstruating women and exclusive localization on the ileum is very rare (1%-7%. Endometriosis of the distal ileum is an infrequent cause of intestinal obstruction, ranging from 7% to 23% of all cases with intestinal involvement. We report a case in which endometrial infiltration of the small bowel caused acute obstruction requiring emergency surgery, in a woman whose symptoms were not related to menses. Histology of the resected specimen showed that endometriosis was mainly prevalent in the muscularis propria and submucosa and that the mucosa was not ulcerated but had inflammation and glandular alteration. Endometrial lymph node involvement, with a cystic glandular pattern was also detected.

  1. Intraluminal injection of short chain fatty acids diminishes intestinal mucosa injury in experimental ischemia-reperfusion / A injeção intraluminal de ácidos graxos de cadeia curta diminui a lesão da mucosa intestinal produzida por isquemia e reperfusão experimental

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    José Eduardo de, Aguilar-Nascimento; Alberto Bicudo, Salomão; Rubens Jardim, Nochi Jr.; Mariana, Nascimento; José de Souza, Neves.

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigou-se o efeito de ácidos graxos de cadeia curta (SCFA) na mucosa intestinal na presença de lesão por isquemia e reperfusão (IRI). MÉTODOS: Foram criados seis sacos fechados no intestino delgado (três no jejuno e três no íleo) em 10 ratos Wistar. Ao sacos laterais de ambas as regiõe [...] s intestinais foram submetidos a IRI (15/15 minutos) enquanto que o saco medial não sofreu interrupção do suprimento sanguíneo. Nos sacos laterais ambas as regiões injetou-se SCFA ou solução fisiológica na luz intestinal. Nos sacos mediais não se injetou nenhuma solução. RESULTADOS: Tanto no jejuno quanto no íleo o escore de injuria da mucosa intestinal foi mais alto nos sacos tratados com solução salina do que nos controles. Os sacos que receberam SCFA apresentaram menor escore inflamatório no íleo (p=0.03) porém sem diferença no jejuno (p=0.083) quando comparados com os sacos injetados com solução salina. Observou-se um significante maior acumulo de neutrófilos nos sacos tratados com solução salina (p Abstract in english PURPOSE: Investigated the effect of intraluminal short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) on the intestinal mucosa in the presence of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). METHODS: Six blind sacs of the small bowel (3at the jejunum and 3 at the ileum) were created in ten Wistar rats. The lateral sacs of both bow [...] el regions were subjected to IRI (15/15 minutes) while the medial sacs were let free to receive blood supply. In the lateral sacs, it was injected either a solution containing SCFA (butyrate, propionate and acetate) or pure saline at the bowel lumen. No fluid was injected in the medial sacs. RESULTS: Both at the jejunum and at the ileum the score of the mucosal injury was higher in saline than in control sacs. SCFA treated sacs showed lesser score at the ileum (p=0.03) but were not significantly different at the jejunum (p=0.83) when compared with saline sacs. It was found a significant greater number of neutrophils (p

  2. Heterotaxy syndromes and abnormal bowel rotation

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    Newman, Beverley [Stanford University, Lucile Packard Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Stanford, CA (United States); Koppolu, Raji; Sylvester, Karl [Lucile Packard Children' s Hospital at Stanford, Department of Surgery, Stanford, CA (United States); Murphy, Daniel [Lucile Packard Children' s Hospital at Stanford, Department of Cardiology, Stanford, CA (United States)

    2014-05-15

    Bowel rotation abnormalities in heterotaxy are common. As more children survive cardiac surgery, the management of gastrointestinal abnormalities has become controversial. To evaluate imaging of malrotation in heterotaxy with surgical correlation and provide an algorithm for management. Imaging reports of heterotaxic children with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) and/or small bowel follow-through (SBFT) were reviewed. Subsequently, fluoroscopic images were re-reviewed in conjunction with CT/MR studies. The original reports and re-reviewed images were compared and correlated with surgical findings. Nineteen of 34 children with heterotaxy underwent UGI, 13/19 also had SBFT. In 15/19 reports, bowel rotation was called abnormal: 11 malrotation, 4 non-rotation, no cases of volvulus. Re-review, including CT (10/19) and MR (2/19), designated 17/19 (90%) as abnormal, 10 malrotation (abnormal bowel arrangement, narrow or uncertain length of mesentery) and 7 non-rotation (small bowel and colon on opposite sides plus low cecum with probable broad mesentery). The most useful CT/MR findings were absence of retroperitoneal duodenum in most abnormal cases and location of bowel, especially cecum. Abnormal orientation of mesenteric vessels suggested malrotation but was not universal. Nine children had elective bowel surgery; non-rotation was found in 4/9 and malrotation was found in 5/9, with discrepancies (non-rotation at surgery, malrotation on imaging) with 4 original interpretations and 1 re-review. We recommend routine, early UGI and SBFT studies once other, urgent clinical concerns have been stabilized, with elective laparoscopic surgery in abnormal or equivocal cases. Cross-sectional imaging, usually obtained for other reasons, can contribute diagnostically. Attempting to assess mesenteric width is important in differentiating non-rotation from malrotation and more accurately identifies appropriate surgical candidates. (orig.)

  3. Heterotaxy syndromes and abnormal bowel rotation

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    Bowel rotation abnormalities in heterotaxy are common. As more children survive cardiac surgery, the management of gastrointestinal abnormalities has become controversial. To evaluate imaging of malrotation in heterotaxy with surgical correlation and provide an algorithm for management. Imaging reports of heterotaxic children with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) and/or small bowel follow-through (SBFT) were reviewed. Subsequently, fluoroscopic images were re-reviewed in conjunction with CT/MR studies. The original reports and re-reviewed images were compared and correlated with surgical findings. Nineteen of 34 children with heterotaxy underwent UGI, 13/19 also had SBFT. In 15/19 reports, bowel rotation was called abnormal: 11 malrotation, 4 non-rotation, no cases of volvulus. Re-review, including CT (10/19) and MR (2/19), designated 17/19 (90%) as abnormal, 10 malrotation (abnormal bowel arrangement, narrow or uncertain length of mesentery) and 7 non-rotation (small bowel and colon on opposite sides plus low cecum with probable broad mesentery). The most useful CT/MR findings were absence of retroperitoneal duodenum in most abnormal cases and location of bowel, especially cecum. Abnormal orientation of mesenteric vessels suggested malrotation but was not universal. Nine children had elective bowel surgery; non-rotation was found in 4/9 and malrotation was found in 5/9, with discrepancies (non-rotation at surgery, malrotation on imaging) with 4 original interpretations and 1 re-review. We recommend routine, early UGI and SBFT studies once other, urgent clinical concerns have been stabilized, with elective laparoscopic surgery in abnormal or equivocal cases. Cross-sectional imaging, usually obtained for other reasons, can contribute diagnostically. Attempting to assess mesenteric width is important in differentiating non-rotation from malrotation and more accurately identifies appropriate surgical candidates. (orig.)

  4. Oral lining mucosa development depends on mesenchymal microRNAs.

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    Otsuka-Tanaka, Y; Oommen, S; Kawasaki, M; Kawasaki, K; Imam, N; Jalani-Ghazani, F; Hindges, R; Sharpe, P T; Ohazama, A

    2013-03-01

    The oral mucosa plays critical roles in protection, sensation, and secretion and can be classified into masticatory, lining, and specialized mucosa that are known to be functionally, histologically, and clinically distinct. Each type of oral mucosa is believed to develop through discrete molecular mechanisms, which remain unclear. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 19 to 25nt non-coding small single-stranded RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression by binding target mRNAs. miRNAs are crucial for fine-tuning of molecular mechanisms. To investigate the role of miRNAs in oral mucosa development, we examined mice with mesenchymal (Wnt1Cre;Dicer(fl/fl)) conditional deletion of Dicer. Wnt1Cre;Dicer(fl/fl) mice showed trans-differentiation of lining mucosa into an epithelium with masticatory mucosa/ skin-specific characteristics. Up-regulation of Fgf signaling was found in mutant lining mucosal epithelium that was accompanied by an increase in Fgf7 expression in mutant mesenchyme. Mesenchyme miRNAs thus have an indirect effect on lining mucosal epithelial cell growth/differentiation. PMID:23242232

  5. Effects of radiation on nasal mucosa of guinea pig

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    Objective: To study histopathological changes in nasal mucosa of guinea pigs following a series of irradiation. Methods: A total of 60 healthy guinea pigs were divided into two groups randomly: the irradiation group (n=30) and the control group (n=30). The animals of the irradiation group were exposed nasally to linear accelerator X-rays at 5.0 Gy once a week for three weeks. At 1 d, 1 w, 2 w, 4 w, 10 w and half year after X-irradiation five animals per one group were sacrificed randomly, at each time point. Their middle nasal turbinate mucosa was observed under optical microscope and electron microscope, and were analysed by image analysis for histopathological transformation. Results: In the irradiation group, the early histopathological transformation was acute inflammatory reaction, at the fourth week the mucosa began to repair, which ended at the sixth month. But after repaired, some parts of the repaired mucosa were lined with squamous epithelium instead of the normal nasal mucosa. The rate of the cilia-covered area was only 52.9% at the sixth month. Conclusion: The nasal mucosa injury and the squamous metaplasia could form a pathological basis of dysfunction after irradiation

  6. Inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy

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    Dawn B Beaulieu

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect women in their child-bearing years. Family planning has come to be a common discussion between the gastroenterologist and the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD patient. Disease control prior to desired conception and throughout pregnancy is the most important thing to keep in mind when caring for the IBD patient. Continued medical management during pregnancy is crucial in optimizing outcomes. Studies indicate that quiescent disease prior to conception infer the best pregnancy outcomes, similar to those in the general population. Active disease prior to and during pregnancy, can lead to complications such as pre-term labor, low birth weight, and small for gestational age infants. Although there are no definitive long term effects of pregnancy on IBD, there are some limited studies that suggest that it may alter the disease course. Understanding the literature and its limitations is important in the modern era of IBD care. Educating the patient and taking a team approach with the obstetrician will help achieve successful outcomes for mother and baby.

  7. The Involvement of Immune Semaphorins in the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs)

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    Nakhleh, Afif; Haj, Tharwat; Bejar, Jacob; Halasz, Katty; Toubi, Elias

    2015-01-01

    Background and Aims Immune semaphorins are a large family of proteins involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases through the regulation of immune homeostasis and tissue inflammation. We aim to assess the possible involvement of semaphorin3A (sema3A) and 4A (sema4A) in peripheral immune responses and bowel tissue inflammation of patients suffering from Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Patients and Methods Twenty-seven CD patients and 10 UC patients were studied and compared to 10 patients followed for acute diverticulitis (disease control) and 12 healthy individuals. All were evaluated for sema3A expression on T regulatory cells (Tregs), serum levels of sema3A and sema4A, and tissue expression of sema3A and sema4A in bowel biopsies. Results The percentage (%) of T regulatory cells (Tregs) expressing sema3A in patients with active CD (64.5% ±14.49%) and active UC (49.8% ±16.45%) was significantly lower when compared to that of healthy controls (88.7% ±3.6%, pdiverticulitis or in normal individuals. Conclusions Altered % of Tregs expressing sema3A in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is partially responsible for their failure in preventing CD4+ effector T cell induced inflammation in IBD in peripheral blood. The increased expression of sema4A in bowel biopsies from CD and UC patients is suggestive of its central role in regulating local tissue inflammation in the bowel. PMID:25978359

  8. Treatment of melanoma in head and neck mucosa

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    Oral cavity and mucosa melanomas are extremely rare and appearing in the palate and gums. Their prognostic is bad due to its aggressiveness and the absence of standardized treatment protocols. The most accepted treatment is surgical resection with wide margins, although in few cases it is able to control the disease, it is suitable cervical nodal dissection based on protocols that are standardizing with WHO. Adjuvant interferon therapy is not established; and chemotherapy is in study phase. Immuno chemotherapy has very poor results, and it is very controversial. Now there are vaccines that are being used like adjuvant, they are given by studies of phase III. We present the case of a male, 50 years old, smoker, that presents a purple lesion (3 cm), in the palate, 6 months of evolution with progressive growth, and by incisional biopsy determined malignant melanoma. The treatment was surgical, with placement of prosthesis in the superior maxillar in the same surgical time. The second case is a male, 55 years old with a large dark tumor to 5x3 cm in diameter hanging from a palpebral conjunctiva with a 2 cm base covering the ocular globe and another tumor 1 cm which depends from the inner palpebral conjunctiva. Local control is performed by means of orbital exenteration. (The author)

  9. Lymphoepithelial Cyst in Jugal Mucosa / Quiste Linfoepitelial en la Mucosa Yugal

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    Marceli Moço, Silva; Alvimar Lima de, Castro; Ana Maria Pires, Soubhia; Marcelo Macedo, Crivelini.

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Un quiste linfoepitelial bucal es raro, con pocos casos reportados en la literatura. El objetivo de este artículo es describir un caso clínico, centrándose en los aspectos clínicos y diagnósticos, tratamiento y pronóstico. La lesión tuvo un año de evolución, y se había desarrollado como un nódulo fi [...] broso en la mucosa yugal de un paciente de 71 años de edad con leucoderma. Teniendo en cuenta la hiperplasia fibrosa inflamatoria, fibroma y mucocele como diagnósticos diferenciales, se llevó a cabo una biopsia por escisión. Una cavidad quística limitada por epitelio pseudoestratificado sin proyecciones en el tejido conjuntivo, con tejido linfoide en el interior fue identificado microscópicamente. No se observaron eventos adversos postoperatorios, y el seguimiento clínico al año confirmó el pronóstico favorable de este tipo de lesión. Abstract in english Mouth lymphoepithelial cyst is rare, with few cases reported in literature. The aim of this article is to describe a clinical case, focusing on clinical and diagnostic aspects, treatment and prognosis. The lesion was one year old and had developed as a fibrous nodule in the jugal mucosa of a 71-year [...] -old leucoderma patient. Considering focal inflammatory fibrous hyperplasia, fibroma and mucocele as differential diagnosis, excisional biopsy was carried out. A cystic cavity limited by pseudostratified epithelium without projections into the conjunctive tissue, with lymphoid tissue within, was microscopically identified. Without postoperative adverse events, the one-year clinical followup confirmed the favorable prognosis of this kind of lesion.

  10. Uretroplastia con mucosa oral en estenosis de uretra anterior / Buccal mucosa urethroplasty in anterior urethral structures

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    A., Roca Edreira; C., Aguilera Tubet; B.M., García-Montesinos Perea; M., García Montesinos; R., Hernández Rodríguez.

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Los injertos de mucosa oral pueden ser utilizados para la reparación satisfactoria de estenosis de uretra péndula y bulbar. Material y métodos: Presentamos nuestra experiencia con injertos de mucosa oral en 8 pacientes. La longitud del injerto fue entre 4 y 16 cm. Se han realizado tres uretroplastia [...] s en uretra péndula, dos en uretra bulbar y tres panuretrales. El seguimiento ha sido entre 36 y 60 meses. Resultados: No se han observado recurrencias. Un paciente refirió parestesias en el labio inferior durante seis meses. Abstract in english Buccal mucosal graft can be used for succesfull repair in both pendulous and bulbar strictures. Material and methods: We present our experience with buccal mucosal graft repair in 8 patients with onlay patch that varies from 4 to 16 cm. in length. Three pendulous, two bulbar and three panurethral st [...] rictures were repaired. These patients were observed for 36 to 60 months. Results: No stricture recurrences were observed. Only one patient had lower lip paresthesia for six months.

  11. MOLECULAR MARKERS OF MUCOSA HARBORING GASTRIC ADENOMAS

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    Adriana Vaz, SAFATLE-RIBEIRO; Kátia Adriana Tessima, FRANCO; Carlos Eduardo Pereira, CORBETT; Kiyoshi, IRIYA; Bruno, ZILBERSTEIN; Ulysses, RIBEIRO Jr..

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    Full Text Available Contexto Adenoma gástrico é uma lesão precursora do adenocarcinoma. Objetivo Melhor caracterizar os adenomas de acordo com a imunoexpressão de mucinas e avaliar a imunoexpressão de p53, p16ink4a, BCL-2, cyclin D, Ki-67, nos adenomas e na mucosa gástrica adjacente. Métodos Quarenta espécimes gás [...] tricos provenientes de 20 pacientes portadores de adenomas foram classificados como do tipo intestinal (MUC2 – mucina presente nas células caliciformes) ou gástrico (MUC5AC – mucinas de padrão foveolar). Realizou-se imunoistoquímica para p53, p16ink4a, BCL-2, cyclin D e Ki-67 pelo método do complexo da estreptavidina-biotina. Resultados Doze (60%) pacientes eram homens e a média de idade foi de 67,9 ± 12,9 anos. Os adenomas foram classificados como do tipo intestinal em 13 (65%) pacientes e do tipo gástrico em 7 (35%). Displasia (neoplasia intraepitelial) de baixo grau estava presente em 13 (65%), displasia de alto grau em 3 (15%), e adenocarcinoma no pólipo adenomatoso em 4 (20%) pacientes. Observou-se immunoexpressão do p53 em 6/20 (30%) adenomas, e em 2/6 (33,3%) dos tumores sincrônicos. Houve associação entre imunoexpressão do p53 e adenoma/tumor tipo intestinal, P = 0.04. Não houve associação entre imunoexpressão do p16ink4a, Bcl-2, ciclina D e Ki-67 e as características clinicopatológicas dos adenomas. Conclusão Imunoistoquímica pode ser utilizada para caracterizar os subtipos de adenoma e talvez indicar o caminho de carcinogênese. Abstract in english Context Gastric adenoma is a precursor lesion of the adenocarcinoma. Objective To characterize gastric adenomas according to the mucin immunoexpression and to evaluate the immunoexpression of p53, p16ink4a, BCL-2, cyclin D, Ki-67, in the adenoma and in the gastric mucosa harboring adenoma. Meth [...] ods Forty gastric specimens from 20 patients were classified as intestinal (MUC2 - goblet cell mucin) or foveolar (MUC5AC - gastric-foveolar mucin) adenomas. Immunohistochemistry was performed using streptavidin-biotin-complex method. Results Twelve (60%) patients were men. The mean age was 67.9 ± 12.9 years-old. Intestinal adenomas were detected in 13 (65%) patients and gastric type in 7 (35%). Low-grade dysplasia was present in 13 (65%) of the adenomas, high-grade in 3 (15%), and adenocarcinoma within the polyp in 4 (20%). Six (30%) patients had synchronous adenocarcinoma. p53 immunoexpression was observed in 6/20 (30%) of adenomas, and in 2/6 (33.3%) of synchronous tumors. There was an association between p53 immunoexpression and intestinal type of adenoma/tumor, P = 0.04. There was no association between p16ink4a, Bcl-2, cyclin D and Ki-67 and adenoma clinicopathological characteristics. Conclusion Immunohistochemistry may be useful to classify the adenomas subtypes and may define the pathway of adenoma to carcinoma sequence.

  12. Reação liquenoide à carbamazepina em mucosa bucal: relato de caso / Lichenoid reaction to carbamazepine in the oral mucosa: case report

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    Gabriela, Artico; Ingrid S, Bruno; Juliana, Seo; Silvio K, Hirota; Renata, Acay; Dante A, Migliari.

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    Full Text Available As reações liquenoides por drogas são mais comuns na pele, mas também podem ocorrer na mucosa bucal. Estas lesões são de difícil diagnóstico por causa de sua semelhança clínica com às do líquen plano oral idiopático. O presente artigo relata um caso de reação liquenoide em mucosa bucal, associado ao [...] uso de carbamazepina, no qual o processo de diagnóstico é enfatizado Abstract in english Lichenoid drug reactions are more commom in skin, but they may also occur in the oral mucosa. It is difficult to diagnose these lesions due to their clinical similarity to the idiopathic oral lichen planus lesions. The present article reports a case of lichenoid reaction in oral mucosa associated to [...] the use of carbamazepine, emphasizing the diagnostic process

  13. Small bowel obstruction secondary to migration of a fragment of lithobezoar: a case report.

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    Medani, Mekki

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction is a common world-wide condition that has a range of etiological factors. The management is largely dependent on the cause of the obstruction. Small bowel obstruction caused by foreign body ingestion is rare; many items have been reported as responsible, but there are no reports implicating polyurethane foam. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 44-year-old Irish male who presented following ingestion of polyurethane foam. He was asymptomatic on presentation but developed a small bowel obstruction shortly thereafter. CONCLUSION: Patients presenting following ingestion of polyurethane foam should be scheduled for elective laparotomy, gastrotomy, and retrieval of the cast on the next available theatre list - given that they are suitable for surgery.

  14. Diet and risk of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Andersen, Vibeke; Olsen, Anja

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the environmental factors leading to inflammatory bowel disease should help to prevent occurrence of the disease and its relapses. AIM: To review current knowledge on dietary risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: The PubMed, Medline and Cochrane Library were searched for studies on diet and risk of inflammatory bowel disease. RESULTS: Established non-diet risk factors include family predisposition, smoking, appendectomy, and antibiotics. Retrospective case-control studies are encumbered with methodological problems. Prospective studies on European cohorts, mainly including middle-aged adults, suggest that a diet high in protein from meat and fish is associated with a higher risk of inflammatory bowel disease. Intake of the n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid may confer risk of ulcerative colitis, whereas n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may be protective. No effect was found of intake of dietary fibres, sugar, macronutrients, total energy, vitamin C, D, E, Carotene, or Retinol (vitamin A) on risk of ulcerative colitis. No prospective data was found on risk related to intake of fruits, vegetables or food microparticles (titanium dioxide and aluminium silicate). CONCLUSIONS: A diet high in protein, particular animal protein, may be associated with increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease and relapses. N-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids may predispose to ulcerative colitis whilst n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid may protect. These results should be confirmed in other countries and in younger subjects before dietary counselling is recommended in high risk subjects.

  15. Clinical imaging with indium-111 leukocytes: uptake in bowel infarction

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    Leukocytes labeled with indium-111 accumulated in an area of small-bowel infarction, mimicking a paracolic abscess. Evidence of subacute bowel obstruction should alert the nuclear medicine physician to the former possibility

  16. How do SSRIs help patients with irritable bowel syndrome?

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    Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants seem to promote global well being in some patients with irritable bowel syndrome and, possibly, some improvement in abdominal pain and bowel symptoms, but this effect appears to be independent of improved depression

  17. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Heartburn, Dyspepsia: What's the Difference?

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    ... Buy IFFGD Merchandise Take Action Contact Us Donate Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Heartburn, Dyspepsia: What’s the Difference? The anatomical ... esophagitis have functional counterparts with some similar symptoms; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dyspepsia, and functional heartburn, but these cannot ...

  18. Effects of Formaldehyde on Respiratory Mucosa in Rats / Efectos del Formaldehído sobre la Mucosa Respiratoria en Ratas

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    E, Yorgancilar; E, Deveci; S, Deveci.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Es conocido que la inhalación de formaldehído tiene caraterísticas irritantes para la mucosa nasal. En este estudio se examinaron los efectos histopatológicos de la inhalación de formaldehído en ratas mediante microscopía de luz. Se utilizaron en este estudio 16 ratas Wistar albinas adultas, ocho ra [...] tas como grupo control y ocho como grupo experimental. El grupo experimental fue expuesto a 10 ppm formaldehído 8 horas/día, 5 días/semana por 8 semanas. La mucosa nasal fue retirada y colocada en formalina al 10%. Las secciones obtenidas fueron teñidas con Hematoxilina-Eosina y observadas al microscopio óptico. El epitelio de revestimiento de la mucosa respiratoria mostró una pérdida de células ciliadas con metaplasia de las células caliciformes e hiperplasia de células escamosas. Abstract in english Formaldehyde inhalation, are known to be nasal mucosa irritating feature. This study we are examined the effects histopathologic of formaldehyde inhalation on rats by using light microscopy. 16 adult wistar albino rats were used in this study. 8 rats were in control group and 8 rats were in experime [...] nt group. Experiment group was exposed to 10 ppm formaldhyde 8hours/day,5days/week for 8 week. Nasal mucosa was removed and placed in 10% formaline. Sections were stained with Hematoxylene-Eosine and observed under light microscopy. The lining epithelium of respiratory mucosa showed a loss of ciliated cells with metaplasia of goblet cells and hyperplasia of squamous cells.

  19. Effects of Formaldehyde on Respiratory Mucosa in Rats Efectos del Formaldehído sobre la Mucosa Respiratoria en Ratas

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    E Yorgancilar

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Formaldehyde inhalation, are known to be nasal mucosa irritating feature. This study we are examined the effects histopathologic of formaldehyde inhalation on rats by using light microscopy. 16 adult wistar albino rats were used in this study. 8 rats were in control group and 8 rats were in experiment group. Experiment group was exposed to 10 ppm formaldhyde 8hours/day,5days/week for 8 week. Nasal mucosa was removed and placed in 10% formaline. Sections were stained with Hematoxylene-Eosine and observed under light microscopy. The lining epithelium of respiratory mucosa showed a loss of ciliated cells with metaplasia of goblet cells and hyperplasia of squamous cells.Es conocido que la inhalación de formaldehído tiene caraterísticas irritantes para la mucosa nasal. En este estudio se examinaron los efectos histopatológicos de la inhalación de formaldehído en ratas mediante microscopía de luz. Se utilizaron en este estudio 16 ratas Wistar albinas adultas, ocho ratas como grupo control y ocho como grupo experimental. El grupo experimental fue expuesto a 10 ppm formaldehído 8 horas/día, 5 días/semana por 8 semanas. La mucosa nasal fue retirada y colocada en formalina al 10%. Las secciones obtenidas fueron teñidas con Hematoxilina-Eosina y observadas al microscopio óptico. El epitelio de revestimiento de la mucosa respiratoria mostró una pérdida de células ciliadas con metaplasia de las células caliciformes e hiperplasia de células escamosas.

  20. Microbial Sensing by the Intestinal Epithelium in the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    Gerhard Rogler

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent years have raised evidence that the intestinal microbiota plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory bowels diseases. This evidence comes from several observations. First, animals raised under germ-free conditions do not develop intestinal inflammation in several different model systems. Second, antibiotics are able to modulate the course of experimental colitis. Third, genetic polymorphisms in a variety of genes of the innate immune system have been associated with chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases. Dysfunction of these molecules results in an inappropriate response to bacterial and antigenic stimulation of the innate immune system in the gastrointestinal tract. Variants of pattern recognition receptors such as NOD2 or TLRs by which commensal and pathogenic bacteria can be detected have been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of IBD. But not only pathways of microbial detection but also intracellular ways of bacterial processing such as autophagosome function are associated with the risk to develop Crohn's disease. Thus, the “environment concept” and the “genetic concept” of inflammatory bowel disease pathophysiology are converging via the intestinal microbiota and the recognition mechanisms for an invasion of members of the microbiota into the mucosa.

  1. A case of Polyarteritis Nodosa Mimicking Pyelonephritis and was Misdiagnosed as Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    Ebubekir ?ENATE?

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN is characterized by necrotizing inflammation of small- or medium-sized muscular arteries. Atypic clinical presentation leads to delay in diagnosis. For this reason, it can cause severe morbidity and mortality. Here, we described a case which presented first with fever and left costovertebral angle tenderness, and was misdiagnosed as pyelonephritis. The patient did not benefit from intravenous antibiotherapy that was prescribed in the outpatient clinic and then hospitalized for left lower abdominal pain. No source of fever was found despite detailed physical examination and laboratory investigation. An abdominal ultrasonography showed hyperechogenity of the left kidney. An abdominal computed tomography was performed for left lower abdominal pain suggesting inflammatory bowel disease findings. Colonoscopy showed an ulcero-vegetating and nodular mass surrounding the whole sigmoid colon mucosa and suggesting a malignant tumour. A conventional angiography of the mesenteric artery showed total occlusion of the inferior mesenteric artery. He developed acute abdominal pain and, left hemicolectomy was performed for colonic perforation. Histopathological findings consistent with PAN were detected in the pathological examination of the resected bowel, and the patient was diagnosed with PAN. After initiation of corticosteroid and cyclophosphamide therapy, the clinical status of the patient was improved dramatically with disappearence of fever and relief of abdominal pain. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2013;59:79-82.

  2. Clinical significance of cytomegalovirus infection in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Elena Garrido

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Cytomegalovirus (CMV infection is common in humans. The virus then enters a “latency phase” and can reactivate to different stimuli such as immunosuppression. The clinical significance of CMV infection in inflammatory bowel disease is different in Crohn’s disease (CD and ulcerative colitis (UC. CMV does not interfere in the clinical course of CD. However, CMV reactivation is frequent in severe or steroid-resistant UC. It is not known whether the virus exacerbates the disease or simply appears as a bystander of a severe disease. Different methods are used to diagnose CMV colitis. Diagnosis is classically based on histopathological identification of viral-infected cells or CMV antigens in biopsied tissues using haematoxylin-eosin or immunohistochemistry, other tests on blood or tissue samples are currently being investigated. Polymerase chain reaction performed in colonic mucosa has a high sensitivity and a positive result could be associated with a worse prognosis disease; further studies are needed to determine the most appropriate strategy with positive CMV-DNA in colonic mucosa. Specific endoscopic features have not been described in active UC and CMV infection. CMV colitis is usually treated with ganciclovir for several weeks, there are different opinions about whether or not to stop immunosuppressive therapy. Other antiviral drugs may be used. Multicenter controlled studies would needed to determine which subgroup of UC patients would benefit from early antiviral treatment.

  3. Manifestaciones reumatológicas de la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal Rheumatologic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Octavio Germán Muñoz Maya

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal (EII se caracteriza por la activación inapropiada del sistema inmune de la mucosa intestinal y sus dos formas de presentación son: la colitis ulcerativa y la enfermedad de Crohn. Las manifestaciones extraintestinales se presentan hasta en el 36% de los pacientes y pueden comprometer cualquier órgano o sistema. La disfunción inmune se caracteriza por el desequilibrio entre los mediadores proinflamatorios y los antinflamatorios y se expresa como una enfermedad sistémica. Las manifestaciones reumatológicas asociadas a la EII son de tres tipos: la artritis periférica, la espondiloartropatía y una tercera categoría que incluye lesiones dérmicas, oftálmicas y del metabolismo óseo, entre otras. El manejo de estas manifestaciones se basa en la terapia sistémica para el control de la actividad inflamatoria local utilizando esteroides, derivados de la 5-ASA, inmunomoduladores y, en los últimos años, terapia anti-TNF. The main feature of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD is the continuous activation of the mucosa-associated immune system; the disease has two major forms of presentation: ulcerative colitis and Crohn´s disease. The extraintestinal manifestations are present in 36% of patients, and any organ can be affected. There is an imbalance between proinflammatory and antinflammatory cytokines leading to a systemic disease. The rheumatologic manifestations of the IBD are: Peripheral arthritis, spondyloarthropathy and a third category that includes dermic and ocular lesions as well as metabolic bone disease. Control of the extraintestinal manifestations is based on systemic therapy with steroids, 5-ASA derivatives and biological anti-TNF therapy.

  4. Colonoscopy surveillance for dysplasia and colorectal cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Aalykke, Claus; Jensen, Michael Dam

    2015-01-01

    The risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) and dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been highly debated as risk estimates from different studies vary greatly. The present national Danish guideline on colonoscopy surveillance for dysplasia and colorectal cancer in patients with IBD is based on a thorough review of existing literature with particular focus on recent studies from Denmark revealing a lower risk of CRC than previously assumed. The overall risk of CRC in the Danish IBD population does not appear to be different from that of the background population; however, in some subgroups of patients the risk is increased. These subgroups of patients, who should be offered colonoscopy surveillance, include patients with ulcerative colitis having extensive disease and a long disease duration (10-13 years); early age at onset (less than 19 years of age) of ulcerative colitis; and patients with ulcerative colitis as well as Crohn´s disease with a concomitant diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis. A colonoscopy surveillance program is recommended in these subgroups with intervals ranging from every 3-6 months to every 5 years, using chromoendoscopy with targeted biopsies of the lesion and adjacent mucosa, instead of conventional colonoscopy with random biopsies. Preferably, the colonoscopy should be performed during clinical remission. If a lesion is detected the endoscopical resectability together with the pathology of the lesion and the adjacent mucosa determine how the lesion should be treated.

  5. Cell therapy in experimental model of inflammatory bowel disease / Terapia celular em modelo experimental de doença inflamatória intestinal

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    Mônica Yonashiro, Marcelino; Natália Langenfeld, Fuoco; Ana Elise Valencise, Quaglio; Renata Aparecida de Camargo, Bittencourt; Bruna Cambraia, Garms; Thaís Helena da Motta, Conceição; Luiz Claudio Di, Stasi; João Tadeu, Ribeiro-Paes.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A Doença Inflamatória Intestinal (DII), consistindo principalmente da doença de Crohn e retocolite ulcerativa, é uma condição inflamatória da mucosa que pode acometer qualquer segmento do trato gastrointestinal. Apesar das terapias existentes resultarem na melhora dos sintomas e da qualidade de vida [...] dos pacientes, não há nenhum tratamento curativo. O tratamento cirúrgico envolve procedimentos complexos associados a altas taxas de morbimortalidade. Neste contexto, a terapia celular com células-tronco desponta como opção de tratamento potencialmente promissora. Em função destes aspectos, pretendeu-se, no presente estudo, verificar a eficácia do transplante de células-tronco derivadas do tecido adiposo (ASC) em ratos com inflamação intestinal induzida por ácido trinitrobenzenosulfonico (TNBS). As ASCs foram obtidas por dissociação mecânica do tecido adiposo da região inguinal de ratos e processadas para cultivo. Os animais foram avaliados, considerando-se os aspectos clínicos e bioquímicos, além de análises macroscópica, microscópica e histológica. No modelo de inflamação intestinal induzida por TNBS, a infusão de ASCs reduziu significativamente a presença de aderências entre o cólon e órgãos adjacentes, bem como diminuiu a atividade da mieloperoxidase (MPO), um marcador da infiltração de neutrófilos na mucosa lesada. Os resultados obtidos permitem concluir que a terapia celular com ASCs pode promover e/ou acelerar o processo de regeneração da mucosa intestinal inflamada. Abstract in english Inflammatory bowel disease, which mainly involves Crohn's disease and ulcerative rectocolitis, is an inflammatory condition of the mucosa that can afflict any segment of the gastrointestinal tract. Despite the fact that the existing therapies result in improvement in patient's symptomatology and qua [...] lity of life, there is no curative treatment. Surgical treatment involves complex procedures associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. In this context, cell therapy with stem cells has emerged as a treatment with broad potential applicability. In this study, we intended to verify the efficacy of transplantation of adipose tissue-derived stem cells in rats with intestinal inflammation induced by trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid. The cell population was isolated from the adipose tissue of inguinal region of rats and processed for culture by mechanical dissociation. The animals were evaluated with respect to clinical and biochemical aspects, as well as by macroscopic, microscopic and histological analyses. In the experimental model of bowel inflammation by 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid, the infusion of adipose tissue significantly reduced the presence of adhesions in the colon and adjacent organs and decreased the activity of myeloperoxidase, a marker of neutrophil infiltration in the injured mucosa. The results suggest that cell therapy with adipose tissue can promote and/or accelerate the regeneration of damaged intestinal mucosa. It is concluded that the presence of adhesions and the determination of myeloperoxidase activity provide indications that adipose tissue can promote and/or accelerate the regeneration of inflammatory bowel mucosa.

  6. Relationship of small bowel motility to ileoanal reservoir function.

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    Groom, J. S.; Kamm, M. A.; Nicholls, R. J.

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    Some patients with an ileoanal reservoir have a high defecation frequency, despite a good anatomical result and the absence of pouchitis. This study aimed to determine whether variation in function is related to a difference in small bowel motility proximal to the reservoir and if small bowel motility is propagated into the reservoir. Ambulatory small bowel and reservoir motility was studied for 24 hours in five patients with good function (median bowel frequency 4 per day, range 3-6) and sev...

  7. Gynaecological consultation in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Prior, A; P. J. Whorwell

    1989-01-01

    A 12 month follow up study to assess the impact of symptoms suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome in women presenting to gynaecology clinics with pelvic pain is reported. Of 71 women 37 (52%) had symptoms suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome at presentation. A firm gynaecological diagnosis was reached in only three (8%) women positive for irritable bowel syndrome compared with 15 (44%) without (p = 0.002). After 12 months 24 (65%) women with irritable bowel syndrome were still symptomatic ...

  8. A prospective study of differences in duodenum compared to remaining small bowel motion between radiation treatments: Implications for radiation dose escalation in carcinoma of the pancreas

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    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Purpose As a foundation for a dose escalation trial, we sought to characterize duodenal and non-duodenal small bowel organ motion between fractions of pancreatic radiation therapy. Patients and methods Nine patients (4 women, 5 men undergoing radiation therapy were enrolled in this prospective study. The patients had up to four weekly CT scans performed during their course of radiation therapy. Pancreas, duodenum and non-duodenal small bowel were then contoured for each CT scan. On the initial scan, a four-field plan was generated to fully cover the pancreas. This plan was registered to each subsequent CT scan. Dose-volume histogram (DVH analyses were performed for the duodenum, non-duodenal small bowel, large bowel, and pancreas. Results With significant individual variation, the volume of duodenum receiving at least 80% of the prescribed dose was consistently greater than the remaining small bowel. In the patient with the largest inter-fraction variation, the fractional volume of non-duodenal small bowel irradiated to at least the 80% isodose line ranged from 1% to 20%. In the patient with the largest inter-fraction variation, the fractional volume of duodenum irradiated to at least the 80% isodose line ranged from 30% to 100%. Conclusion The volume of small bowel irradiated during four-field pancreatic radiation therapy changes substantially between fractions. This suggests dose escalation may be possible. However, dose limits to the duodenum should be stricter than for other segments of small bowel.

  9. Studies of the small bowel surface by scanning electron microscopy in infants with persistent diarrhea

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    U. Fagundes-Neto

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available We describe the ultrastructural abnormalities of the small bowel surface in 16 infants with persistent diarrhea. The age range of the patients was 2 to 10 months, mean 4.8 months. All patients had diarrhea lasting 14 or more days. Bacterial overgrowth of the colonic microflora in the jejunal secretion, at concentrations above 10(4 colonies/ml, was present in 11 (68.7% patients. The stool culture was positive for an enteropathogenic agent in 8 (50.0% patients: for EPEC O111 in 2, EPEC O119 in 1, EAEC in 1, and Shigella flexneri in 1; mixed infections due to EPEC O111 and EAEC in 1 patient, EPEC O119 and EAEC in 1 and EPEC O55, EPEC O111, EAEC and Shigella sonnei in 1. Morphological abnormalities in the small bowel mucosa were observed in all 16 patients, varying in intensity from moderate 9 (56.3% to severe 7 (43.7%. The scanning electron microscopic study of small bowel biopsies from these subjects showed several surface abnormalities. At low magnification (100X most of the villi showed mild to moderate stunting, but on several occasions there was subtotal villus atrophy. At higher magnification (7,500X photomicrographs showed derangement of the enterocytes; on several occasions the cell borders were not clearly defined and very often microvilli were decreased in number and height; in some areas there was a total disappearance of the microvilli. In half of the patients a mucus-fibrinoid pseudomembrane was seen partially coating the enterocytes, a finding that provides additional information on the pathophysiology of persistent diarrhea.

  10. Multidetector CT findings of bowel Transection in blunt abdominal trauma

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    Though a number of CT findings of bowel and mesenteric injuries in blunt abdominal trauma are described in literature, no studies on the specific CT signs of a transected bowel have been published. In the present study we describe the incidence and new CT signs of bowel transection in blunt abdominal trauma. We investigated the incidence of bowel transection in 513 patients admitted for blunt abdominal trauma who underwent multidetector CT (MDCT). The MDCT findings of 8 patients with a surgically proven complete bowel transection were assessed retrospectively. We report novel CT signs that are unique for transection, such as complete cutoff sign (transection of bowel loop), Janus sign (abnormal dual bowel wall enhancement, both increased and decreased), and fecal spillage. The incidence of bowel transection in blunt abdominal trauma was 1.56%. In eight cases of bowel transection, percentage of CT signs unique for bowel transection were as follows: complete cutoff in 8 (100%), Janus sign in 6 (100%, excluding duodenal injury), and fecal spillage in 2 (25%). The combination of complete cutoff and Janus sign were highly specific findings in patients with bowel transection. Complete cut off and Janus sign are the unique CT findings to help detect bowel transection in blunt abdominal trauma and recognition of these findings enables an accurate and prompt diagnosis for emergency laparotomy leading to reduced mortality and morbidity.

  11. Early Gallium-67 abdominal imaging: pitfalls due to bowel activity

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    In gallium scanning for abdominal inflammatory disease, early imaging has been advocated so physiological activity within the bowel will not be confused with pathologic uptake. The normal physiologic pattern of bowel uptake is not desribed in the literature. Our study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency and patterns of gallium-67 bowel activity which may occur when early imaging is performed

  12. Multidetector CT findings of bowel Transection in blunt abdominal trauma

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    Cho, Hyun Suk; Woo, Ji Young; Hong, Hye Suk; Park, Mee Hyun; Yang, Ik; Lee, Yul; Jung, Ah Young; Hwang, Ji Young [Dept. of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Ha, Hong Il [Dept. of Radiology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-08-15

    Though a number of CT findings of bowel and mesenteric injuries in blunt abdominal trauma are described in literature, no studies on the specific CT signs of a transected bowel have been published. In the present study we describe the incidence and new CT signs of bowel transection in blunt abdominal trauma. We investigated the incidence of bowel transection in 513 patients admitted for blunt abdominal trauma who underwent multidetector CT (MDCT). The MDCT findings of 8 patients with a surgically proven complete bowel transection were assessed retrospectively. We report novel CT signs that are unique for transection, such as complete cutoff sign (transection of bowel loop), Janus sign (abnormal dual bowel wall enhancement, both increased and decreased), and fecal spillage. The incidence of bowel transection in blunt abdominal trauma was 1.56%. In eight cases of bowel transection, percentage of CT signs unique for bowel transection were as follows: complete cutoff in 8 (100%), Janus sign in 6 (100%, excluding duodenal injury), and fecal spillage in 2 (25%). The combination of complete cutoff and Janus sign were highly specific findings in patients with bowel transection. Complete cut off and Janus sign are the unique CT findings to help detect bowel transection in blunt abdominal trauma and recognition of these findings enables an accurate and prompt diagnosis for emergency laparotomy leading to reduced mortality and morbidity.

  13. Aumento de gengiva queratinizada em mucosa peri-implantar / Increased keratinized gigiva in peri-implant mucosa

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    Juliano Milanezi de, Almeida; Vivian Noronha, Novaes; Paula Lazilha, Faleiros; Valmir Campos, Macarimi; Álvaro Francisco, Bosco; Letícia Helena, Theodoro; Valdir Gouveia, Garcia.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Estudos recentes são direcionados a explorar a relação da faixa da mucosa queratinizada com a saúde dos tecidos peri-implantares. Quando esta faixa não é suficiente, uma cirurgia para o aumento de mucosa queratinizada pode ser indicada, pois tem sido relatado que a presença ou a reconstr [...] ução de tecido queratinizado ao redor de implantes pode facilitar os procedimentos restauradores, promover a estética e ainda permitir a manutenção de uma higienização oral rotineira sem irritação ou desconforto ao paciente. Dentre os procedimentos cirúrgicos disponíveis, a técnica do enxerto gengival livre é consagrada na literatura periodontal para aumento da faixa de mucosa queratinizada. OBJETIVO: Este estudo relata um caso clínico em que foi realizada cirurgia de enxerto gengival livre com objetivo de aumentar a faixa da mucosa queratinizada na região de implantes previamente instalados na maxila, para suporte de prótese tipo protocolo. RELATO DO CASO: Foi realizada a cirurgia de enxerto gengival livre na região anterior da maxila, obtido do palato, na qual haviam sido instalados implantes osseointegrados para suporte de prótese tipo protocolo e a mucosa peri-implantar apresentava-se sem tecido queratinizado e inflamada. Após dois meses de reparação da cirurgia mucogengival, foi possível observar que o enxerto gengival livre favoreceu a saúde peri-implantar e os procedimentos protéticos de moldagem. CONCLUSÃO: Diante dos resultados clínicos, pode-se concluir que o enxerto gengival livre é uma técnica previsível e de fácil realização para aumento da faixa de mucosa queratinizada em mucosa peri-implantar de prótese protocolo. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have evaluated the relationship between the width of keratinized mucosa and peri-implant tissue health. Insufficiently wide keratinized tissue can be increased surgically, for example by free gingival grafting. The presence or reconstruction of keratinized tissue around [...] the implant can facilitate restorative procedures, promote aesthetics and allow the maintenance of an oral hygiene routine without irritation or discomfort to the patient. OBJECTIVE: To describe a patient who underwent free gingival graft surgery to increase the width of keratinized tissue in the region of previously implants to support a type of prosthetic protocol. CASE REPORT: A patient who had received dental implants to support a type of prosthetic protocol presented with inflamed peri?implant mucosa, but with no keratinized tissue. Free gingival tissue was obtained from the palate and grafted into the anterior maxilla. Sixty days after muco-gingival surgery, we observed that the free gingival graft favored peri-implant health and prosthetic casting. CONCLUSION: The free gingival graft technique is both easy to perform and effective in increasing the width of keratinized mucosa following implantation.

  14. Broad MICA/B Expression in the Small Bowel Mucosa: A Link between Cellular Stress and Celiac Disease

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    Allegretti, Yessica L.; Bondar, Constanza; Guzman, Luciana; Cueto Rua, Eduardo; Chopita, Nestor; Fuertes, Mercedes; Zwirner, Norberto W.; Chirdo, Fernando G.

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    The MICA/B genes (MHC class I chain related genes A and B) encode for non conventional class I HLA molecules which have no role in antigen presentation. MICA/B are up-regulated by different stress conditions such as heat-shock, oxidative stress, neoplasic transformation and viral infection. Particularly, MICA/B are expressed in enterocytes where they can mediate enterocyte apoptosis when recognised by the activating NKG2D receptor present on intraepithelial lymphocytes. This mechanism was sug...

  15. Toll-like receptors -2, -4 and CD14 in human intestinal mucosa from patients with inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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    Prague : Verlag, 2006, s. 80-80. [Meeting of the European Mucosal Immunology Group /5./. Prague (CZ), 05.10.2006-07.10.2006] R&D Projects: GA ?R GD310/03/H147 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50200510 Keywords : crohns disease * ulcerative colitis * toll -like receptors Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  16. Trichobezoar: A rare cause of bowel obstruction

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    Full Text Available A bezoar is an intraluminal mass formed by the accumulation of undigested material in the gastrointestinal tract. A trichobezoar is a bezoar made up of hair and is a rare cause of bowel obstruction of the proximal gastrointestinal tract. They are seen mostly in young women with trichotillomania and trichotillophagia and symptoms include epigastric pain, nausea, loss of appetite and bowel or gastric outlet obstruction. We herein describe a case of a trichobezoar that presented as a gastric outlet obstruction and was subsequently successfully removed via a laparotomy.

  17. Computed tomography features of small bowel volvulus

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    Small bowel volvulus is a cause of acute abdomen and commonly occurs in neonates and young infants. Although it is rare in adults in the Western world,' it is a relatively common surgical emergency in the Middle East, India and Central Africa. It is associated with a mortality rate of 10-67% and, hence, it is important to make an early diagnosis to expedite surgical intervention. Computed tomography has become an important imaging modality in diagnosis and a number of signs have been recognized in a handful of documented case reports. We describe a case of small bowel volvulus that illustrates these important CT signs. Copyright (1999) Blackwell Science Pty Ltd

  18. Oral mucosa and therapy of recurrent aphthous stomatitis.

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    Landová, Hana; Dan?k, Zden?k; Gajdziok, Jan; Vetchý, David; Stembírek, Jan

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    Oral mucosa is one of the specific surfaces of the human body, which is permanently exposed to external factors related with food intake, breathing and speaking processes, which can lead to the onset of some problems. Disorders of the oral mucosa are a group of diseases, affecting, in the course of life, the majority of the population. Many of the oral mucosa ailments are manifested by lesions. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is the most common of these diseases. Despite much clinical and research attention, its causes remain poorly understood and treatment is only symptomatic. RAS is reported to affect up to 25% of the population worldwide. Topical or systemic therapy (corticosteroids, antiseptics, anti-inflamatory drugs, immunomodulating agents, etc.) can be used for treatment of RAS-associated symptoms. In general, topical therapy should be preferred due to the smaller drug load of the organism. In both cases, the active substance has to be in suitable dosage form. Recently, besides the conventional ways of application (rinses), the main disadvantage of which is the short time of resistance in the oral cavity, mucoadhesive dosage forms are used. The aim of this article is to give a theoretical overview of the oral mucosa topic and its most frequent disease - recurrent aphthous stomatitis in terms of various types of the disease classification, diagnosis and therapy, and in terms of the usage of various types of active substances and medical forms.Keywords: oral mucosa recurrent aphthous stomatitis therapy mucoadhesive dosage forms. PMID:23578262

  19. Venous Small Bowel Infarction: Intraoperative Laser Doppler Flowmetry Discriminates Critical Blood Supply and Spares Bowel Length

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    S. A. Käser; Glauser, P. M.; Maurer, C. A.

    2012-01-01

    Introduction. In mesenteric infarction due to arterial occlusion, laser Doppler flowmetry and spectrometry are known reliable noninvasive methods for measuring microvascular blood flow and oxygen utilisation. Case Presentation. As an innovation we used these methods in a patient with acute extensive mesenteric infarction due to venous occlusion, occurring after radical right hemicolectomy. Aiming to avoid short bowel syndrome, we spared additional 110?cm of small bowel, instead of leaving onl...

  20. Blastocystis subtypes in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease in Ankara, Turkey

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    Funda Dogruman-Al; Semra Kustimur; Hisao Yoshikawa; Candan Tuncer; Zahide Simsek; Mehmet Tanyuksel; Engin Araz; Kenneth Boorom

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    Blastocystis infection has been reported to be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic diarrhoea. The availability of data on the subtypes of Blastocystis found in these patient groups would be of interest in understanding the significance of Blastocystis infection in chronic illness. In this study, we identify Blastocystis subtypes found in patients presenting with IBS, IBD, chronic diarrhoea and asymptomatic patients in Ankara, Turkey. Bl...

  1. Cyclic nucleotide concentrations of rectal mucosa in ulcerative colitis.

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    Zlatkina, A R; Belousova, E A; Vinitsky, L I; Avtandilov, G G; Chervonnaya, L V

    1990-04-01

    The concentrations of cyclic nucleotides (CN) were examined in rectal mucosal biopsy specimens from 52 patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC) and 10 healthy controls. The three degrees of inflammation, evaluated macroscopically by endoscopy and by morphometry in the specimens by estimating the cellular infiltration of the lamina propria, corresponded nicely with each other. The proliferative-regenerative morphologic changes in the rectal mucosa were graded qualitatively and quantitatively in three groups in accordance with defined criteria. A significant difference in cAMP concentration was only found between the most severe degree of inflammation (infiltration, 44.6%) in UC and healthy controls. cAMP concentration in rectal mucosal specimens was lower at the highest degree of regeneration than in specimens with lower degrees. Thus cAMP may play a role in the epithelial regeneration of rectal mucosa. The values of CN concentration did not correlate with the degree of inflammation in rectal mucosa from patients with UC. PMID:2159653

  2. Oral contrast agents for small bowel MRI: comparison of different additives to optimize bowel distension

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    Ajaj, Waleed; Goehde, Susanne C.; Ruehm, Stefan G.; Debatin, Joerg F.; Lauenstein, Thomas C. [Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122, Essen (Germany); Schneemann, Hubert [Institute of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Hospital Essen, Essen (Germany)

    2004-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare two osmotic carbohydrate sugar alcohols (mannitol 2.5% and sorbitol 2.5%, 2.0%, and 1.5% watery solutions) in combination with 0.2% locust bean gum (LBG) for small bowel distension for MR imaging. Small bowel distension was quantified on coronal 2D TrueFISP images by measuring the diameters of 16 small bowel loops in each of 12 healthy subjects (age range 31-55 years). Additionally, the grade of small bowel distension was rated qualitatively. Patient acceptance concerning nausea, vomiting, flatulence, and diarrhea was noted for each solution, and all results were compared by a Wilcoxon test or t test, respectively. The ingestion of water combined with LBG and either 2.5% mannitol or 2.0% sorbitol showed the best distension of the small bowel. The lowest side effect rate was observed following ingestion of sorbitol in a concentration of 2.0 and 1.5%. Based on these data, we recommend a combination of LBG and 2% sorbitol use for optimal bowel distension and minimal side effects resulting in enhanced patient acceptance. (orig.)

  3. Inflammatory bowel disease raises risk of melanoma

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    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at higher risk of melanoma, a form of skin cancer, report researchers at Mayo Clinic. Researchers found that IBD is associated with a 37 percent greater risk for the disease. The findings were presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2013 conference in Orlando, Fla.

  4. The kidneys in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Katsanos K.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Extraintestinal manifestations and complications are common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD and may involve almost any organ or system. Renal or urinary complications occur in 4-23% of patients often in those with severe long-standing disease. The most common manifestations are kidney stones, enterovesical fistulas and ureteral obstruction. Genital involvement is uncommon in IBD. Patients with IBD have a risk of nephrolithiasis 10-100 times greater than that for the general hospital population. Glomerulonephritis (GN in IBD has been reported in at least 27 patients; of these 7 had CD, 17 had UC and 3 were indeterminate.Histology changes range from minimal change nephropathy to rapidly progressive crescentic GN which may be accompanied by active tubulointerstitial nephritis. Tubulointerstitial abnormalities are not uncommon in autopsy studies of IBD patients. Granulomatous interstitial nephritis, interstitial nephritis with hyperoxalouria and renal tubular acidosis have also been reported. Inflammatory bowel disease is an uncommon cause of secondary amyloidosis. Complications from medical therapy are relatively rare in the majority of drugs used to treat IBD. There is little or no nephrotoxicity with many drugs used including corticosteroids, azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine, metronidazole and low dose methotrexate. The drugs with significant potential renal toxicity are the aminosalicylates (sulfasalazine, mesalamine, 5-ASA, olsalazine and cyclosporine. Surgical complications following bowel surgery include ureteral injury, urinary vetention and sexual dysfunction. Key words: renal, urinary, genital, drugs, therapy, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn?s, ulcerative colitis, glomerular, tubular, interstitial, kidneys.

  5. If I Had - Bowel Control Issues

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    Full Text Available ... Emory University. As Director of the Emory Continence Center, Dr. Galloway's clinical research covers a broad range of continence issues. We asked Dr. Galloway what he would do if he had a family member with bowel control issues. Dr. Galloway: Well, fecal incontinence is the ...

  6. Unusual causes of mechanical small bowel obstruction

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    We herein report our experience regarding unusual causes of bowel obstruction to increase the awareness of surgeons regarding this disease. From 1991 to 2003, we had experience at the University affiliated hospitals, northern Jordan with 24 patients with small bowel obstruction resulting from unusual causes. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of these patients with regards to the mode of presentation, cause of obstruction, radiological and operative findings, management and outcome. We recorded 15 patients who underwent previous abdominal surgery. Preoperative diagnosis was correct in only one patient with an internal hernia, but the abdominal CT scan suggested the diagnosis in 5 of the 9 patients who had the scan. The final diagnosis was internal hernias in 11 patients, foreign bodies in 5, ischemic strictures in 3, carcinoid tumors in 2, endometriosis in 2, and metastatic deposit from interstitial bladder carcinoma in one patient. Nine of the 12 patients with recurrent obstruction had either short course or recurrence obstruction during the same hospital admission. W carried out bowel resections in 15 patients (5 resections were due to bowel strangulation). Post operative death occurred in 4 patients. Awareness of these rare causes of intestinal obstruction even in patients with previous abdominal operation might improve the outcome. The tentative diagnosis of adhesion obstruction in patients with unusual obstructive etiology might lead to a higher ratective etiology might lead to a higher rate of gangrenous complications. Rigorous preoperative evaluation including careful history and early abdominal CT may show the obstructive cause. (author)

  7. Larva migrans in the oral mucosa: report of two cases

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    José Humberto, Damante; Luiz Eduardo Montenegro, Chinellato; Fernando Toledo de, Oliveira; Cleverson Teixeira, Soares; Raul Negrão, Fleury.

    Full Text Available Larva migrans cutânea é uma doença muito comum em regiões tropicais. Na mucosa oral, a infecção ocorre da mesma forma como na pele, mas é raro. Este relato descreve dois casos de Larva migrans na mucosa oral. O primeiro caso foi de uma mulher de 27 anos de idade, que apresentou uma placa eritematosa [...] localizada na mucosa julgal, estendendo-se posteriormente, em conformação linear, para outras áreas da boca. Após biópsia incisional da porção mais anterior da lesão, detalhes morfológicos obtidos em múltiplos cortes examinados sugeriram Necator ou larvas de Ancylostoma braziliense como a causa da infecção. O segundo caso foi de um homem de 35 anos de idade que apresentou uma placa fusiformes eritematosas na mucosa palatina. Esta área foi removida e submetida a exame microscópico, com diagnóstico presuntivo de "estomatite migratória por parasita". As características histológicas foram sugestivas de trajeto de larva. Em ambos os casos a lesão desapareceu após a biópsia e os pacientes estavam assintomáticos. Abstract in english Cutaneous Larva migrans is a very common disease in tropical regions. In the oral mucosa, the infection occurs in the same way as in the skin, but it is rarer. This report describes two cases of Larva migrans in the oral mucosa. The first case was in a 27-year-old woman who presented an erythematous [...] plaque located on the buccal mucosa, extending to a posterior direction, following a linear pattern, to other areas of the mouth. After incisional biopsy of the anterior-most portion of the lesion, morphological details obtained in multiple examined sections suggested Necator or Ancylostoma braziliense larvae as the cause of infection. The second case was in a 35-year-old male who presented a fusiform erythematous plaque in the palatal mucosa. This area was removed and submitted to microscopic examination under a presumptive diagnosis of "parasite migratory stomatitis". The histological characteristics were suggestive of a larva pathway. In both cases the lesion disappeared after biopsy and the patients were symptom-free.

  8. The mucosa beyond the polyps in juvenile polyposis.

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    Drut, Ricardo

    2012-02-01

    Little is known of early histologic changes in the mucosa of the colon aside from the polyps in Juvenile Polyposis. Provided with a surgical specimen of a total colectomy of a 6-year-old boy with this condition, this report describes those changes. The mucosa depicted a peculiar serrated profile of the uppermost part of the crypts due to elongation of them, dilated openings, and scant stroma. Also present were frequent aberrant crypts. Early juvenile polyps presented associated with lympho-glandular sites as distorted and microcystically dilated crypts containing granular and filamentous mucoid material. The findings possibly represent the abnormal cytologic potential of this genetic condition. PMID:22050186

  9. Dental implant uncovering techniques with emphasis on increasing keratinized mucosa.

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    Azar, David E

    2015-04-01

    The focus in implantology today is on the need to achieve results that are not only functional but also long-lasting and highly esthetic. Increased width and thickness of keratinized mucosa (KM) around dental implants, which is now widely recognized to be associated with better long-term success than implants without KM, addresses these goals. This is especially important in the esthetic zone, where marginal recession can be of concern. The author describes the following methods of implant uncovering that emphasize enhancement of the keratinized mucosa: the punch technique; buccally advanced flap; roll flap; tissue preservation technique; free connective tissue graft; and pedicle flap. PMID:25821941

  10. Irritable bowel syndrome. A survey of nurses' knowledge.

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    Heitkemper, M; Olden, K; Gordon, S; Carter, E; Chang, L

    2001-01-01

    Nurses in a variety of clinical settings are often involved in educating and managing patients with irritable bowel syndrome, though their knowledge and perceptions of irritable bowel syndrome are not well known. A national survey was undertaken as a part of a larger study of patients and healthcare providers to determine nurses' knowledge of irritable bowel syndrome, including diagnosis, etiology, disease impact, management, beliefs, and attitudes regarding irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, the nurses' perceptions of the effect of irritable bowel syndrome on the patient's lifestyle and the severity of symptoms were compared to those of irritable bowel syndrome patients. One hundred practicing registered nurses were randomly selected and then interviewed by telephone using a questionnaire. A random-digit dialing method was used to identify and recruit 1,014 women with irritable bowel syndrome. The majority of registered nurses interviewed (75%) felt that nurses played a moderate-to-major role in counseling patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Only 13%, however, were aware of the diagnostic criteria for irritable bowel syndrome. The majority of nurse subjects felt the current therapies for irritable bowel syndrome had limited effectiveness varying from 6-21% depending on the symptom being treated. Almost half of the nurses felt they had an important role in management of irritable bowel syndrome and that both they and their patients needed more education about irritable bowel syndrome. There was close agreement between the nurses and the patients with regard to the impact of irritable bowel syndrome. With increased public attention on irritable bowel syndrome as a common problem affecting women, there is a need for nurses working in a variety of settings to have increased knowledge regarding the syndrome. In this article, recommendations are made regarding how to increase nurses' knowledge about this common health problem. PMID:11837213

  11. Small bowel cleansing does not improve quality of wireless capsule endoscopy

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    Wilkens, Rune; Langholz, Ebbe

    ABSTRACT: Background Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is the most important tool for investigating obscure gastrointestinal bleeding in the small bowel and is superior to cross sectional imaging in detecting early and subtle inflammation of the small intestine in Crohn's Disease (CD). [1] With increasing demand of early diagnosis, WCE becomes more important. However, a drawback is the limited visualization of the mucosa in patients with poor cleansing quality. The aim of our study was to determine the benefit of preparation with Picoprep prior to examination with WCE and evaluate two different methods for cleansing quality. Methods This prospective cluster trial examined all patients from two Danish centres, who underwent WCE with PillCam SB based on either known or suspected small bowel CD or obscure bleeding from August 2013 to July 2014. Our local ethics committee waived the necessity of informed consent. Both Centres used the same instructions for preparation; the day before examination, normal breakfast and lunch was allowed until 2 pm, hereafter patients were instructed to go on a liquid diet. Only water was allowed the last two hours before the procedure. Site A, in addition to Site B, instructed patients to ingest one sachet of Picoprep powder, at 9 pm the day before examination, followed by 1.5 litres of liquid diet, as per standard of care at Site A. Patients were matched between centres based on indication, sex and age. Cleansing quality was assessed by two different methods described by Park et al. 2010 [2] with a 3 grade subjective assessment every 5 minutes and Weyenberg et al. 2011 [3] with a computer assessment of cleansing using the colour bar in the capsule reading software. Mean overall score between groups were compared using students ttest. Results We enrolled 135 consecutive patients allowing matching of 92 patients with a mean age of 45 years (16-83), 67 % women. CD was the indication in 69.6 %. Both scoring systems correlated well (rho = 0.80). Using both scoring systems, cleansing qualitydecreased significantly throughout the small bowel when comparing each third individually, p < 0.01. There were no overall difference in quality between groups. Conclusions Small bowel cleansing prior to WCE does not improve mucosal visualization of the small bowel in patients with suspected CD or obscure bleeding. References: [1] Mustafa BF, Samaan M, Langmead L, Khasraw M, (2013), Small bowel video capsule endoscopy: an overview, Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology, 323-329 [2] Park SC, Keum B, Hyun JJ et al., (2010), A novel cleansing score system for capsule endoscopy, World Journal of Gastroenterology, 875-880 [3] Van Weynberg SJB, De Leest HTJI, Mulder CJJ, (2011), Description of a novel grading system to assess the quality of bowel preparation in video capsule endoscopy., Endoscopy, 406-411

  12. Effect of Paclitaxel (Taxol) alone and in combination with radiation on the gastrointestinal mucosa

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    Purpose: Paclitaxel is a potentially useful drug for augmenting the cytotoxic action of radiotherapy because it has independent cytotoxic activity against certain cancers and blocks cells in the radiosensitive mitotic phase of the cell cycle. However, all rapidly proliferating tissues, both normal and neoplastic, may be affected by this therapeutic strategy. The aim of this study was to define the in vivo response of rapidly dividing cells of the small bowel mucosa to paclitaxel given alone and in combination with radiation. Methods and Materials: Mice were given single IV doses of 10 or 40 mg/kg paclitaxel or four doses of 10 mg/kg paclitaxel at 6, 12, or 24 h intervals. The kinetics of mitotic arrest and apoptosis in jejunal crypts of mice at 1-24 h after treatment were defined histologically. An in vivo stem cell microcolony assay was used to assess the radiosensitizing potential of paclitaxel when radiation was delivered at the peak of mitosis and at 24 h after drug treatment. Results: Paclitaxel blocked jejunal crypt cells in mitosis and induced apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner. Fractionating the paclitaxel dose over 1-4 days did not result in any greater accumulation of mitotically blocked cells than did a single dose. Mitosis peaked 2-4 h after paclitaxel and returned to near normal by 24 h. Apoptosis lagged several hours behind mitosis and peaked about 6 h later than mitosis. Despite these kinetic perturbations, there was little or no enhancement of radiatere was little or no enhancement of radiation effect when single doses were delivered 2-4 h after paclitaxel administration. The maximum sensitizer enhancement ratio of 1.07 observed after a single paclitaxel dose of 40 mg/kg is consistent with independent crypt cell killing. Conversely, when radiation was given 24 h after paclitaxel, a significant protective effect of the drug (SER 0.89-0.92), most probably due to a regenerative overshoot induced by paclitaxel, was observed. Conclusion: Stem cells of the jejunal mucosa determining radiation response were not radiosensitized by paclitaxel with the drug concentrations and dose delivery schedules used, although additive cytotoxicity was observed with the highest drug dose. A radioprotective effect was observed when radiation was given 24 h after paclitaxel administration

  13. La mucosa nasal como vía y fuente para la medicina regenerativa / Nasal mucosa as pathway and source for regenerative medicine

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    Porfirio, Hernández-Ramírez.

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    Full Text Available Se mencionan los pilares fundamentales que sustentan a la medicina regenerativa y se señala que de ellos, sin lugar a dudas, el que más ha avanzado es el representado por las células madre, en particular las adultas, que de manera progresiva se han ido extendiendo en la práctica clínica. Se destaca [...] que recién se ha explorado la mucosa nasal como una vía útil y sencilla para el acceso al organismo de elementos potencialmente útiles en la medicina regenerativa, y también como fuente de células madre con posibilidades de introducción en el área clínica. Se comentan las características fundamentales de la mucosa nasal, se mencionan algunos medicamentos que se han usado a través de la ruta intranasal y se refiere la posibilidad de usar esta vía para la administración de células madre que puedan ejercer sus acciones sobre el sistema nervioso central. Estos datos se complementan con los promisorios resultados que se han obtenido con el trasplante de células procedentes de la mucosa nasal. Abstract in english The fundamental pillars of the regenerative medicine were set forth in this paper. One of the most advanced is undoubtedly the field of stem cells, particularly adult stem cells, which has progressively spread into the clinical practice. It was underlined that the nasal mucosa has been recently expl [...] ored as a useful simple pathway through which the potentially useful elements of regenerative medicine may have access to the body; and also as a source of stem cells with possibilities of being introduced in the clinical area. Comments were made on the fundamental characteristics of the nasal mucosa; some drugs that have been administered through intranasal route were mentioned together with the possibility of using this pathway for stem cells that might have their impact on the central nervous system. All these data were completed with the promising results of transplantation of stem cells from the nasal mucosa.

  14. Expression of UDP-GalNAc:NeuAc alpha 2,3Gal beta-R beta 1,4(GalNAc to Gal) N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase involved in the synthesis of Sda antigen in human large intestine and colorectal carcinomas.

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    Malagolini, N; Dall'Olio, F; Di Stefano, G; Minni, F; Marrano, D; Serafini-Cessi, F

    1989-12-01

    N-Acetylgalactosamine beta 1,4-linked to a galactose residue substituted in O-3 with one N-acetylneuraminic acid residue is the immunodominant sugar of the human blood group Sda antigen which is also largely present in the kidney medulla and colon mucosa. A beta 1,4-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase very similar to that previously described in urine of Sd(a+) individuals (F. Serafini-Cessi, N. Malagolini, and F. Dall'Olio. Arch. Biochem. Biophys., 266: 573-582, 1988) has been identified in cells released from human large intestine. The higher values of beta 1,4-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase activity were detected in proximal and medial segments of the large intestine, suggesting a proximal-distal gradient of the enzyme expression. When the beta 1,4-N-acetylgalactosaminyltranferase activity of colorectal carcinoma specimens from 18 patients was compared with that of the normal mucosa surrounding the tumor, a constant and in several cases drastic reduction of the activity was detected in tumor cells. Three human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell lines (Colo-205, SW-48, and SW-948) have been found to lack the beta 1,4-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase activity. Altogether, these results support the notion that the malignant transformation drastically affects the expression of this glycosyltransferase in large bowel cells. PMID:2510926

  15. Effects of Formaldehyde on Respiratory Mucosa in Rats Efectos del Formaldehído sobre la Mucosa Respiratoria en Ratas

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    E Yorgancilar; E Deveci; Deveci, S., E.

    2012-01-01

    Formaldehyde inhalation, are known to be nasal mucosa irritating feature. This study we are examined the effects histopathologic of formaldehyde inhalation on rats by using light microscopy. 16 adult wistar albino rats were used in this study. 8 rats were in control group and 8 rats were in experiment group. Experiment group was exposed to 10 ppm formaldhyde 8hours/day,5days/week for 8 week. Nasal mucosa was removed and placed in 10% formaline. Sections were stained with Hematoxylene-Eosine a...

  16. Efeito genotóxico do etanol em células da mucosa bucal Genotoxic effect of ethanol on oral mucosa cells

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    Silvia Regina de Almeida Reis

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available O etanol é um dos agentes químicos relacionados ao desenvolvimento de neoplasias malignas bucais. Os micronúcleos são porções de cromatina que permanecem próximas ao núcleo, resultantes de mitoses aberrantes após a ação de agentes genotóxicos. Dessa forma, sua ocorrência reflete o grau de exposição celular a carcinógenos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a freqüência de micronúcleos em células esfoliadas da língua e da mucosa jugal de indivíduos dependentes químicos de etanol. A amostra constou de células esfoliadas da língua e da mucosa jugal de 40 indivíduos alcoólatras não fumantes e de 20 abstêmios de álcool e fumo. As células obtidas foram coradas pelo método de Feulgen e contracoradas pelo "Fast Green". Observou-se um aumento estatisticamente significativo da freqüência de micronúcleos em células esfoliadas da língua no grupo de indivíduos expostos ao etanol em relação ao grupo controle (p 0,05. Conclui-se, portanto, que o consumo excessivo de etanol promove alterações efetivas em células da mucosa bucal, mesmo na ausência de exposição ao fumo. Tais alterações apresentam-se mais expressivas no bordo lateral de língua, um sítio mais exposto à ação de carcinógenos quando comparado à mucosa jugal.Ethanol is one of the chemicals related to the development of oral malignant neoplasms. Micronuclei are chromatin fragments which, after aberrant mitoses, do not become included in the main nucleus. They have been used as indicators of genotoxic damage in cells exposed to carcinogens. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of micronuclei in exfoliated cells from the tongue and buccal mucosa of alcoholic individuals. Samples were taken from the tongue and buccal mucosa of 40 alcoholic individuals who did not smoke, and from 20 alcohol and tobacco abstainers. Cells were stained with the Feulgen reaction and counterstained with Fast Green. A significant increase in the frequency of micronuclei in tongue cells was found in the group of subjects exposed to alcohol, when compared to the control group (p 0.05. Our results indicate that excessive alcohol consumption may induce effective alterations on oral mucosa cells, even without exposure to tobacco. These alterations are more expressive in the tongue, which is a site more exposed to the action of carcinogens, when compared to the buccal mucosa.

  17. Isolation and identification of Helicobacter spp, from canine and feline gastric mucosa

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    Jalava, K.; On, Stephen L.W.

    1998-01-01

    It is known that virtually all healthy adult dogs and cats harbor spiral helicobacters in their gastric mucosa, Three species, Helicobacter felis, Helicobacter bizzozeronii, and Helicobacter salomonis have been isolated in vitro from the gastric mucosa of these animals. The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of an isolation method for canine and feline gastric helicobacters that has been developed at the University of Helsinki; to estimate the prevalence and distribution of these taxa in the samples examined; and to assess the efficacy and validity of an extensive set of standardized conventional phenotypic tests, whole-cell protein profiling, and ultrastructural analysis in identifying the different species isolated from canine and feline gastric mucose. We cultured 95 and 22 gastric mucosal biopsies from dogs and cats, respectively. Twenty-one H. bizzozeronii strains, 8 H. felis strains, 8 H. salomonis strains, 3 mixed cultures, 2 "Flexispira rappini"-like organisms, and 3 as get uncharacterized strains were isolated from the dogs, and 3 H. felis strains were isolated from the cats. The methods used here yielded Helicobacter isolation rates of 51% from dogs and 13.6% from cats, which exceed those reported previously. The main difficulties were primary isolation, mixed cultures, and identification to the species level, In the species identification, a detailed morphological examination was found to yield important phenotypic characteristics. A large panel of biochemical and tolerance tests did not clearly differentiate the closely related species H. bizzozeronii, H. felis, and H. salomonis. Highly standardized whole cell protein profiling was shown to be an excellent method for species identification. Improvements in culture conditions for these bacteria are still needed, especially for cats. A genetic identification method not requiring culture is needed for future studies of these very fastidious helicobacters, as the clinical significance and ecology of these species within the gastric mucosa ofthe domestic carnivores remain largely unknown.

  18. Immunohistochemical localization of carboxylesterase in the nasal mucosa of rats.

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    Olson, M J; Martin, J L; LaRosa, A C; Brady, A N; Pohl, L R

    1993-02-01

    The enzymatic esterase activity of carboxylesterases is integral to the nasal toxicity of many esters used as industrial solvents or in polymer manufacture, including propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, dimethyl glutarate, dimethyl succinate, dimethyl adipate, and ethyl acrylate. Inhalation of these chemicals specifically damages the olfactory mucosa of rodents. We report the localization and differential distribution of a 59 KD carboxylesterase in nasal tissues of the rat by immunohistochemistry. Rabbit antiserum against the 59 KD rat liver microsomal carboxylesterase bound most prominently to the olfactory mucosa when applied to decalcified, paraffin-embedded sections of rat nasal turbinates. Within the olfactory mucosa, anti-carboxylesterase did not bind to sensory neurons, the target cell for ester-initiated toxicity; these cells apparently lack carboxylesterase. Instead, the antibody was preferentially bound by cells of Bowman's glands and sustentacular epithelial cells which are immediately adjacent to the olfactory nerve cells. In contrast, non-olfactory tissues (respiratory mucosa and squamous epithelium), which are more resistant to the toxicity of esters, had less carboxylesterase content. The distribution of immunoreactivity correlated well with the distribution of carboxylesterase catalytic activity described elsewhere. These findings help to link the metabolic fate of inhaled esters to the site-specific pathological findings that follow exposure to such chemicals. PMID:8419465

  19. 13-year mortality trends among hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease

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    Sewell Justin L

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Studies document increasing rates of hospitalization among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, but temporal trends for in-hospital mortality among patients with inflammatory bowel disease are not characterized. We sought to determine whether in-hospital mortality changed over a 13-year period among nationwide hospitalizations associated with inflammatory bowel disease. We additionally sought to identify factors correlated with mortality. Methods We used the National Hospital Discharge Survey, a large nationally representative database, for the years 1994 through 2006. Age- and mortality-adjusted rates of in-hospital mortality and standardized mortality ratios were calculated for four time periods. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess associations between advancing time and mortality in adjusted analyses. Results 150 (0.9% of 17,393 hospitalizations for patients with inflammatory bowel disease ended in death. Age-adjusted in-hospital mortality decreased from 3.6 deaths per 1,000 hospital days in 1994–96 to 2.4 per 1,000 in 2003–06; standardized mortality ratio decreased from 0.33 to 0.27. Similar trends were seen for patients with ulcerative colitis, but mortality did not change over time among patients with Crohn’s disease. Multivariable logistic regression analysis confirmed the significance of these changes in mortality, with 17% decreased odds of in-hospital death per three-year period (P?=?0.012. Subject age (OR 1.06 per year, P?P?P?=?.042 were also associated with in-hospital mortality. Conclusions The odds of in-hospital mortality among hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease decreased by 17% per 3-year period from 1994 to 2006 in analysis adjusted for age and comorbidity status, in this large, nationally representative database. Multiple factors likely contribute to these trends.

  20. Hypomagnesemia in short bowel syndrome patients

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    Simone Chaves, Miranda; Michelle Lizzy Bandeira, Ribeiro; Eduardo, Ferriolli; Júlio Sérgio, Marchini.

    2000-11-09

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Suporte nutricional de magnésio em pacientes com ressecção de intestino curto. OBJETIVO: Analisar a incidência e tratamento de hipomagnesemia em pacientes com pequena ressecção extensiva do intestino. TIPO DE ESTUDO: Estudo retrospectivo. LOCAL: Unidade Metabólica Hospital das Clínicas da [...] Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - Universidade de São Paulo. PACIENTES: 15 pacientes pós grande enterectomia evoluindo com Síndrome do Intestino Curto. VARIÁVEIS ESTUDADAS: Controle sérico de magnésio de pacientes com ressecção intestinal. Reposição de magnésio quando valores baixos foram encontrados. RESULTADOS: Valores séricos de magnésio iniciais [1,59 mEq/l (SD 0,43)] foram obtidos 21 a 180 dias após a cirurgia. Hipomagnesemia (magnésio sérico menor do que 1,5 mEq/l) foi detectada em 40% dos pacientes [1,19 mEq/l (SD 0,22)]. Durante o período de seguimento, 66% dos pacientes apresentaram pelo menos dois valores abaixo dos limites de referência. 40% aumentaram seus valores após terapia com magnésio. CONCLUSÃO: O controle metabólico do magnésio sérico deve ser feito após enterectomia extensa. Hipomagnesemia pode ser encontrada e deve ser controlada. Abstract in english CONTEXT: Magnesium support to small bowel resection patients. OBJECTIVE: Incidence and treatment of hypomagnesemia in patients with extensive small bowel resection. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Metabolic Unit of the University Hospital Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Pau [...] lo, Brazil. PATIENTS: Fifteen patients with extensive small bowel resection who developed short bowel syndrome. MAIN MEASUREMENTS: Serum magnesium control of patients with bowel resection. Replacement of magnesium when low values were found. RESULTS: Initial serum magnesium values were obtained 21 to 180 days after surgery. Hypomagnesemia [serum magnesium below 1.5 mEq/l (SD 0.43)] was detected in 40% of the patients [1,19 mEq/l (SD 0.22)]. During the follow-up period, 66% of the patients presented at least two values below reference (1.50 mEq/l). 40% increased their serum values after magnesium therapy. CONCLUSION: Metabolic control of serum magnesium should be followed up after extensive small bowel resection. Hypomagnesemia may be found and should be controlled.

  1. Bowel preparation of outpatients for intravenous urography: efficacy of castor oil versus bisacodyl.

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    Yang, Huei-Chen; Sheu, Ming-Huei; Wang, Jia-Hwia; Chang, Cheng-Yen

    2005-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of two laxatives, castor oil and bisacodyl, in the routine bowel preparation of outpatients for intravenous urography (IVU). We used castor oil in patients undergoing IVU for 1 month, and then used bisacodyl in patients undergoing IVU for another month. Two uroradiologists, unaware of the method of bowel preparation, reviewed the standard radiographs and graded the residue in the large bowel and the clearness of the opacified urinary collecting system. In total, 71 consecutive outpatients received castor oil, and 84 received bisacodyl. For the castor oil group, grades from the two uroradiologists did not differ in terms of fecal residue on plain abdominal images (p = 0.54), and visualization of the urinary system on the left (p = 0.36) and right sides (p = 0.63). Findings were similar for bisacodyl recipients (p = 0.11, 0.59, and 0.32, respectively). When the laxative effect of the two agents was compared, we found no difference in the grading of fecal residue on plain abdominal images (p = 0.14), or in visualization of the urinary system on the left (p = 0.31) and right sides (p = 0.98). In conclusion, we observed no difference in laxative efficacy between castor oil and bisacodyl; thus, bisacodyl may be a useful alternative for bowel preparation before IVU. PMID:15909670

  2. Review article: the incidence and prevalence of colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Munkholm, P

    2003-01-01

    Although colorectal cancer (CRC), complicating ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, only accounts for 1-2% of all cases of CRC in the general population, it is considered a serious complication of the disease and accounts for approximately 15% of all deaths in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. The magnitude of the risk was found to differ, even in population-based studies. Recent figures suggest that the risk of colon cancer for people with IBD increases by 0.5-1.0% yearly, 8-10 years after diagnosis. The magnitude of CRC risk increases with early age at IBD diagnosis, longer duration of symptoms, and extent of the disease, with pancolitis having a more severe inflammation burden and risk of the dysplasia-carcinoma cascade. Considering the chronic nature of the disease, it is remarkable that there is such a low incidence of CRC in some of the population-based studies, and possible explanations have to be investigated. One possible cancer-protective factor could be treatment with 5-aminosalicylic acid preparations (5-ASAs). Adenocarcinoma of the small bowel is extremely rare, compared with adenocarcinoma of the large bowel. Although only few small bowel cancers have been reported in Crohn's disease, the number was significantly increased in relation to the expected number.

  3. Cadmium inhibits acid secretion in stimulated frog gastric mucosa

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    Cadmium, a toxic environmental pollutant, affects the function of different organs such as lungs, liver and kidney. Less is known about its toxic effects on the gastric mucosa. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms by which cadmium impacts on the physiology of gastric mucosa. To this end, intact amphibian mucosae were mounted in Ussing chambers and the rate of acid secretion, short circuit current (Isc), transepithelial potential (Vt) and resistance (Rt) were recorded in the continuous presence of cadmium. Addition of cadmium (20 ?M to 1 mM) on the serosal but not luminal side of the mucosae resulted in inhibition of acid secretion and increase in NPPB-sensitive, chloride-dependent short circuit current. Remarkably, cadmium exerted its effects only on histamine-stimulated tissues. Experiments with TPEN, a cell-permeant chelator for heavy metals, showed that cadmium acts from the intracellular side of the acid secreting cells. Furthermore, cadmium-induced inhibition of acid secretion and increase in Isc cannot be explained by an action on: 1) H2 histamine receptor, 2) Ca2+ signalling 3) adenylyl cyclase or 4) carbonic anhydrase. Conversely, cadmium was ineffective in the presence of the H+/K+-ATPase blocker omeprazole suggesting that the two compounds likely act on the same target. Our findings suggest that cadmium affects the functionality of histamine-stimulatedthe functionality of histamine-stimulated gastric mucosa by inhibiting the H+/K+-ATPase from the intracellular side. These data shed new light on the toxic effect of this dangerous environmental pollutant and may result in new avenues for therapeutic intervention in acute and chronic intoxication.

  4. Monocontrast-distension examination of the small bowel. A comparison to the small bowel follow-through and the enteroclysis

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    Purpose: Development of a new monocontrast examination of the small bowel. Material und Methods: The new examination was applied to 20 patients with suspected bowel obstruction or inflammatory bowel disease. A contrast mixture, containing gelatine, a water-soluble contrast medium (Peritrast trademark) and water (GPW-mixture) was given over an intestinal tube. The viscosity of the new contrast mixture was measured by rotation and flow viscosimetry. The diagnostic value and the degree of small bowel distension were determined independently by 3 examiners. By comparison 20 randomized selected small bowel follow-through examinations (SBFT) and 20 small bowel enemas were examined. Special questionnaires were used to determine subjective compatibility and discomfort. Results: Due to the viscosity of the new contrast medium and the administration over an intestinal tube, a good bowel distension was achieved with the GPW mixture. The bowel distension (p: <0.01) and the diagnostic value (p: <0.01) of the new examination in comparison to the SBFT was characterized as being significantly better (p: 0.31-1.0). The diagnostic value of the small bowel enema was characterized as significantly better by one of the three examiners in comparison to the new monocontrast-distenson examination (p-level<0.01). Conclusion: The monocontrast-distension examination is a potential alternative in patients in whom a small bowel enema with barium sulfate is contraindicated. (orig.)m sulfate is contraindicated. (orig.)

  5. Helicobacter pylori en la mucosa gástrica de cadáveres de niños Helicobacter pylori in the gastric mucosa of dead children

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    John Jairo Duque Alzate

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available En 23 niños menores de 12 años que murieron en forma violenta sin haber recibido tratamiento, se estudiaron para Helicobacter pylori las mucosas gástricas con las coloraciones de hematoxilina eosina, Warthin Starry e inmunohistoquímica. Se encontró que 14 casos (60,9% fueron positivos para esta bacteria, de los cuales 9 (64,3% pertenecían a un estrato social bajo y 5 (35,7% a uno medio. De los casos positivos para H. pylori, 9 tenían gastritis aguda, 1 gastritis crónica y sólo en 4 la mucosa gástrica era normal. Se observó una clara asociación entre H. pylori y cambios de gastritis. 23 children under the age of 12 years who died violently without receiving any treatment, had their gastric mucosa studied by means of he Warthin-Starry stain and immunohistochemistry in search for Helicobacter pylori. It was found that 60.9% (14 cases were positive; of them 64,3% belonged to a low social class and 35,7% to the middle one. Of the positive cases, 9 had acute gastritis, 1 had chronic gastritis and only 4 had normal gastric mucosa. A clear association between Helicobacter pylory and changes in gastritis was observed.

  6. Effective in vivo and ex vivo gene transfer to intestinal mucosa by VSV-G-pseudotyped lentiviral vectors

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    Kasahara Noriyuki

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Gene transfer to the gastrointestinal (GI mucosa is a therapeutic strategy which could prove particularly advantageous for treatment of various hereditary and acquired intestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, GI infections, and cancer. Methods We evaluated vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein envelope (VSV-G-pseudotyped lentiviral vectors (LV for efficacy of gene transfer to both murine rectosigmoid colon in vivo and human colon explants ex vivo. LV encoding beta-galactosidase (LV-?-Gal or firefly-luciferase (LV-fLuc reporter genes were administered by intrarectal instillation in mice, or applied topically for ex vivo transduction of human colorectal explant tissues from normal individuals. Macroscopic and histological evaluations were performed to assess any tissue damage or inflammation. Transduction efficiency and systemic biodistribution were evaluated by real-time quantitative PCR. LV-fLuc expression was evaluated by ex vivo bioluminescence imaging. LV-?-Gal expression and identity of transduced cell types were examined by histochemical and immunofluorescence staining. Results Imaging studies showed positive fLuc signals in murine distal colon; ?-Gal-positive cells were found in both murine and human intestinal tissue. In the murine model, ?-Gal-positive epithelial and lamina propria cells were found to express cytokeratin, CD45, and CD4. LV-transduced ?-Gal-positive cells were also seen in human colorectal explants, consisting mainly of CD45, CD4, and CD11c-positive cells confined to the LP. Conclusions We have demonstrated the feasibility of LV-mediated gene transfer into colonic mucosa. We also identified differential patterns of mucosal gene transfer dependent on whether murine or human tissue was used. Within the limitations of the study, the LV did not appear to induce mucosal damage and were not distributed beyond the distal colon.

  7. Symptom management in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Abraham, Bincy P

    2015-07-01

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease can present with a wide variety of symptoms. Most are related to disease activity and should be managed with appropriate medical therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. However, some patients may develop symptoms due to the side effects of the medications, or due to immunosuppression. In these cases, the offending medications should be discontinued until resolution of the symptoms and a few may be able to restart therapy. Symptoms can also occur as an extraintestinal manifestation of the disease or due to concomitant autoimmune-mediated disorders. Regardless of the etiology, symptoms should be addressed promptly with immediate evaluation and appropriate therapy, as a delay may lead to permanent sequela. PMID:25905569

  8. Irritable bowel syndrome: alternative therapeutic management

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    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY Irritable bowel syndrome is common, ill-understood and often difficult to treat. Conventional pharmacological approaches have not yet provided adequate solutions, and understandably patients have looked outside orthodox medicine to find relief. There is a paucity of verifiable data in respect of the alternative and complementary therapies that have been embarked upon, but worthwhile studies have been performed, and it is possible to draw some conclusions based on scientific grounds. Dietary manipulation and exclusion diets can help but value from any dietary addition has yet to be confirmed. Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy (whether individual or group are valuable in selected patients. Relaxation therapy and biofeedback techniques are probably helpful but reliable data are still awaited. Cognitive behavioural therapy is useful for some patients, but acupuncture does not seem to be effective. Key Words: Irritable bowel syndrome, Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Alternative therapy, Complementary therapy

  9. Síndrome de intestino irritable Irritable bowel syndrome

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    José Klinger R

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disease with highly variable symptoms and difficult to diagnose. The clinical picture is fundamental to reach a correct diagnosis and discard other gastrointestinal diseases. Its etiology is not well known; psychological problems and stress probably play an important role in the development of the disease. Irritable bowel syndrome impairs the quality of life of patients and is a frequent cause of consultation in primary care. Its therapy is basically symptomatic and requires psychological support. The physician must warn his/her patients that immediate results are rarely obtained and that a prolonged clinical follow up may be necessary. (Rev Méd Chile 2001; 129: 576-80

  10. Thiopurines in inflammatory bowel disease revisited

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    Florian Bär

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Although a great variety of new drugs have been introduced for the therapy of inflammatory bowel diseases so far, a definite cure of the disease is still out of scope. An anti-inflammatory approach to induce remission followed by maintenance therapy with immunosupressants is still the mainstay of therapy. Thiopurines comprising azathioprine and its active metabolite mercaptopurine as well as tioguanine, are widely used in the therapy of chronic active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD. Their steroid sparing potential and efficacy in remission maintenance are out of doubt. Unfortunately, untoward adverse events are frequently observed and may preclude further administration or be life threatening. This review will focus on new aspects of thiopurine therapy in IBD, its efficacy and safety.

  11. Cerebral venous thrombosis in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Defilippis, Ersilia M; Barfield, Elaine; Leifer, Dana; Steinlauf, Adam; Bosworth, Brian P; Scherl, Ellen J; Sockolow, Robbyn

    2015-02-01

    Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare but devastating complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here we describe six IBD patients with cerebral venous thrombosis. The patients presented with hours to days of headache and were found to have venous thrombosis on imaging. Four of the six patients had ulcerative colitis and two had Crohn's disease. All six patients were treated with therapeutic anticoagulation. There were two deaths; one patient became comatose and died despite anticoagulation while the other recovered well from the sinus thrombosis but died after a bowel perforation 3 weeks later. This case series demonstrates the critical need for early recognition of neurological symptoms in patients with IBD during disease flares. It is important to recognize the clinical signs in order to start anticoagulation expeditiously and improve neurological outcomes. PMID:25395041

  12. Rifaximin therapy of irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Koo, Hoonmo L; Sabounchi, Saman; Huang, David B; DuPont, Herbert L

    2012-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of specific organic pathology. Although the underlying pathogenesis of IBS is not well-understood, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or other abnormalities in the gut flora is believed to contribute to the development of a subset of IBS cases. Rifaximin is a poorly absorbed antimicrobial with activity against enteric pathogens. A number of studies have shown a significant improvement in IBS symptoms with antibiotic therapy including rifaximin. In this review, we discuss the pharmacokinetics, in vitro susceptibility profile, and efficacy and safety data from clinical trials of rifaximin treatment of IBS. PMID:24833932

  13. Síndrome de intestino irritable / Irritable bowel syndrome

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    José, Klinger R; Jaime, Klinger R.

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available [...] Abstract in english Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disease with highly variable symptoms and difficult to diagnose. The clinical picture is fundamental to reach a correct diagnosis and discard other gastrointestinal diseases. Its etiology is not well known; psychological problems and stress probably play an i [...] mportant role in the development of the disease. Irritable bowel syndrome impairs the quality of life of patients and is a frequent cause of consultation in primary care. Its therapy is basically symptomatic and requires psychological support. The physician must warn his/her patients that immediate results are rarely obtained and that a prolonged clinical follow up may be necessary. (Rev Méd Chile 2001; 129: 576-80)

  14. Irritable bowel syndrome and food interaction

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    Cuomo, Rosario; Andreozzi, Paolo; Zito, Francesco Paolo; Passananti, Valentina; De Carlo, Giovanni; Sarnelli, Giovanni

    2014-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in Western countries. Despite the high prevalence of this disorders, the therapeutic management of these patients is often unsatisfactory. A number of factors have been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of IBS, including impaired motility and sensitivity, increased permeability, changes in the gut microbiome and alterations in the brain-gut axis. Also food seems to play a critical role: the most of ...

  15. The evolving epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Shanahan, Fergus

    2009-07-01

    Epidemiologic studies in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) include assessments of disease burden and evolving patterns of disease presentation. Although it is hoped that sound epidemiologic studies provide aetiological clues, traditional risk factor-based epidemiology has provided limited insights into either Crohn\\'s disease or ulcerative colitis etiopathogenesis. In this update, we will summarize how the changing epidemiology of IBD associated with modernization can be reconciled with current concepts of disease mechanisms and will discuss studies of clinically significant comorbidity in IBD.

  16. Neuropeptide receptor expression in inflammatory bowel disease

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    ter Beek, Willy Pascale

    2008-01-01

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), i.e. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are characterized by a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Neuropeptides are involved in the regulation of intestinal motility, chloride secretion and inflammatory response, three processes that are disturbed in patients with IBD. This has led to the suggestion that neuropeptides are involved in the pathology of IBD. Neuropeptides exert their effects by binding to specific cell surface receptors, a b...

  17. Intravenous iron in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Manuel Muñoz, Susana Gómez-Ramírez, José Antonio García-Erce

    2009-01-01

    The prevalence of anemia across studies on patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is high (30%). Both iron deficiency (ID) and anemia of chronic disease contribute most to the development of anemia in IBD. The prevalence of ID is even higher (45%). Anemia and ID negatively impact the patient’s quality of life. Therefore, together with an adequate control of disease activity, iron replacement therapy should start as soon as anemia or ID is detected to attain a normal hemoglobin (Hb) ...

  18. Prolonged QT dispersion in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Elif Yorulmaz; Asl?han Sezgin; Hatice Yorulmaz; Gupse Adali; Hilmi Ciftci

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    AIM: To investigate the frequency and factors of prolonged QT dispersion that may lead to severe ventricular arrhythmias in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: This study included 63 ulcerative colitis (UC) and 41 Crohn’s disease (CD) patients. Forty-seven healthy patients were included as the control group. Heart rate was calculated using electrocardiography, corrected QT dispersion (QTcd) and the Bazett’s formula. Homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) was us...

  19. Inflammatory bowel disease-associated spondyloarthropathies

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    Walter Fries

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available This issue presents a symposium held in Messina talking about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD and associated spondyloarthropathies. The topic covers epidemiology and clinical manifestations of IBD-related arthropathies, common genetic and immunologic features, combined therapies for gut and joint inflammation, and future biologic therapies etc. I believe this series of articles will deeply facilitate understanding of and the approach to IBD and associated arthropathies.

  20. Immunosuppressive therapies for inflammatory bowel disease

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    Zenlea, Talia; Peppercorn, Mark A.

    2014-01-01

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is comprised of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both chronic inflammatory intestinal disorders of unknown etiology characterized by a waxing and waning clinical course. For many years, the drug therapy was limited to sulfasalazine and related aminosalicylates, corticosteroids and antibiotics. Studies suggesting that the pathophysiology of these disorders relates to a disregulated, over-active immune response to indigenous bacteria have led to the inc...

  1. Psychological factors in the irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Smith, P. M.; Harvey, J. S.

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    This paper reviews recent psychological studies of patients with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or 'functional abdominal pain'. Many studies have used unreliable or invalid methods of assessment and some have confused personality with treatable psychiatric illness. Reliable and valid measures have indicated that 40-50% of patients with recently diagnosed functional abdominal pain have demonstrable psychiatric illness; these patients have a worse prognosis than those who are psychologicall...

  2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Associated Colorectal Neoplasia

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    Vu, Michelle; Chang, Jyh-Yau; Chen, Jeremy; Shih, David Q

    2012-01-01

    Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s colitis have a greater risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Many studies have described the evolving epidemiology and risk factors for CRC in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Recent evidence indicates that the incidence has been decreasing with the advancement of medical and surgical therapies, and surveillance has emerged as the foundation of prevention. Chemoprophylaxis is another area of research; however, given the ...

  3. Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.

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    Jawad, N; Direkze, N; Leedham, SJ

    2011-01-01

    The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD); Crohn's and Ulcerative colitis, result from an altered host response to intestinal flora. Recurrent inflammation with ulceration and tissue restitution confers an increased risk of cancer in both UC and Crohns, and genome wide searches have identified a number of disease susceptibility alleles. The carcinogenesis pathway in colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CACRC) is less clearly understood than it's sporadic counterpart. Clonal ordering experiments ...

  4. New serological biomarkers of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Xuhang Li, Laurie Conklin

    2008-01-01

    Serological biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are a rapidly expanding list of non-invasive tests for objective assessments of disease activity, early diagnosis, prognosis evaluation and surveillance. This review summarizes both old and new biomarkers in IBD, but focuses on the development and characterization of new serological biomarkers (identified since 2007). These include five new anti-glycan antibodies, anti-chitobioside IgA (ACCA), anti-laminaribioside IgG (ALCA), anti-man...

  5. Acute abdomen due to small bowel anisakiasis.

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    Pellegrini, M; Occhini, R; Tordini, G; Vindigni, C; Russo, S; Marzocca, G

    2005-01-01

    The popularity in Western countries of dishes based on raw fish has led to an increased incidence of anisakiasis, a human parasitic disease caused by the ingestion of live anisakid larvae. The entire digestive tract may be involved, but the stomach and the small intestine are the most frequently affected sites. We report a case of acute abdomen due to Anisakis simplex infection that caused small bowel obstruction. PMID:15702863

  6. Transplante de intestino delgado / Small bowel transplantation

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    Rafael Antonio Arruda, Pécora; André Ibrahim, David; André Dong, Lee; Flávio Henrique, Galvão; Ruy Jorge, Cruz-Junior; Luiz Augusto Carneiro, D' Albuquerque.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O transplante de intestino delgado, em razão de sua complexidade, apresentou evolução mais lenta que os demais órgãos sólidos. Diversos avanços permitiram sua aplicação clínica. OBJETIVO: Revisão da evolução do transplante de intestino delgado e seu estado atual. MÉTODO: levantamento bib [...] liográfico nas bases de dados MEDLINE e ScIELO. Os termos usados como descritores foram: intestinal failure, intestinal transplant, small bowel transplant, multivisceral transplant. Foram analisados dados sobre evolução histórica, centros, indicações, tipos de enxertos, seleção e captação de órgãos, manejo pós-operatório, complicações e resultados. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de desenvolvimento mais lento, o transplante intestinal é hoje a terapia para pacientes portadores de falência intestinal irreversível que apresentam complicações da nutrição parenteral. Envolve algumas modalidades: intestino delgado isolado, fígado-intestino, multivisceral e multivisceral modificado. Atualmente a sobrevida é semelhante aos demais órgãos sólidos. A maioria dos pacientes fica livre da nutrição parenteral. Abstract in english BACKGROUND: Small bowel transplantation evolution, because of its complexity, was slower than other solid organs. Several advances have enabled its clinical application. AIM: To review intestinal transplantation evolution and its current status. METHOD: Search in MEDLINE and ScIELO literature. The t [...] erms used as descriptors were: intestinal failure, intestinal transplantation, small bowel transplantation, multivisceral transplantation. Were analyzed data on historical evolution, centers experience, indications, types of grafts, selection and organ procurement, postoperative management, complications and results. CONCLUSION: Despite a slower evolution, intestinal transplantation is currently the standard therapy for patients with intestinal failure and life-threatening parenteral nutrition complications. It involves some modalities: small bowel transplantation, liver-intestinal transplantation, multivisceral transplantation and modified multivisceral transplantation. Currently, survival rate is similar to other solid organs. Most of the patients become free of parenteral nutrition.

  7. Importance of nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Alfredo Jose? Lucendo, Livia Cristina Rezende

    2009-01-01

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) results from the interaction between an individual’s immune response and precipitant environmental factors, which generate an anomalous chronic inflammatory response in those who are genetically predisposed. Various feeding practices have been implicated in the origin of IBD based on epidemiological observations in developed countries, but we do not have solid evidence for the etiological role played by specific food types. IBD is associated with frequent nu...

  8. Enfermedad de la mucosa oral: Penfigoide de las membranas mucosas Oral mucosal disease: Mucouse membrane pemphigoid

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    Full Text Available Los trastornos vesículobullosos subepiteliales representan desordenes autoinmunitarios que cogen origen de reacciones dirigidas hacia componentes de los hemidesmosomas o bien de las Zonas de la Membrana Basal (ZMB de los epitelios escamosos estratificados. A estos trastornos ha sido conferidoel término de enfermedades ampollosa subepiteliales inmunomediadas (EASIM y el penfigoide de las membranas mucosas (PMM es el más frecuente. Todas las enfermedades subepiteliales vesiculobullosas se presentan como lesiones ampollosas y descamativas, y el diagnostico debe de ser confirmado por una biopsia junta a tinción inmunológica. No hay un único tratamiento capaz de controlar todas las enfermedades subepiteliales vesiculoampollosas; las diferencias inmunológicas entre las EASIM proporciona diferencias en las respuestas al tratamiento. Hoy en día el tratamiento inmunorregulador es usado para controlar la lesión oral de PMM.Subepithelial vesiculobullous conditions are chronic autoimmune disorders that arise from reactions directed against components of the hemidesmosomes or basement membrane zones (BMZ of stratified squamous epithelium to which the term immune-mediated subepithelial blistering diseases (IMSEBD has been given. Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP is the most common, but variants do exist. All subepithelial vesiculobullous disorders present as blisters and erosions, and diagnosis must be confirmed by biopsy examination with immunostaining, sometimes supplemented by other investigations. No single treatment reliably controls all subepithelial vesiculobullous disorders; the immunological differences within IMSEBD may account for differences in responses to treatment. Currently, as well as improving oral hygiene, immunomodulatory treatment is used to control the oral lesions of MMP, but it is not known if its specific subsets reliably respond to different agents.

  9. Review of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment

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    M.R Ghadir

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    Background and Objectives: Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders striking 10-20% of the world population. Although most patients do not take medical assistance, this disease enforces significant cost on the patient and health systems and has negative effects on quality of life of the individual. After diagnosis ,treatment of this disease is the next step. Many pathways of treatment has been introduced and the efficacy of each other has been established in one way or another. The first step in the path of treatment is education and confidence of patients that might also be the most important step. Fiber diet, probiotic, anti-cholinergic and anti antispasmodics, laxatives, anti-diarrhea, the drugs affecting serotonin receptors, antidepressants and anti-anxiety, the chloride channel activator and non-drug methods such as cognitive-behavior therapy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and herbal medicine each of which has been tested on irritable bowel syndrome and efficacy of each one has been indicated in one way or another. This paper tried to outline new treatments available in addition to categorization and discussion of various treatments for irritable bowel syndrome.

  10. Síndrome de Intestino Corto / Short bowel syndrome

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    Pablo, Franquelo Morales; Mubarak, Alramadan Alramadan; Beatriz, Valero Serrano; Reagens, Achille.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El síndrome de intestino corto es un cuadro clínico caracterizado por una importante disminución de la superficie intestinal efectiva por una pérdida anatómica o funcional del intestino delgado. Aparece sobre todo tras resecciones intestinales extensas por isquemia mesentérica. Sus principales compl [...] icaciones son diarrea, deshidratación, pérdida de peso, desnutrición, déficit de electrolitos, vitaminas y oligoelementos. Un soporte nutricional adecuado e individualizado constituye la base del tratamiento. Presentamos el caso de un varón joven con estado de hipercoagulabilidad y síndrome de intestino corto que presentó un síndrome confusional por abandono en la dieta y tratamiento, expresándose como una encefalopatía de Wernicke. Abstract in english Short bowel syndrome is characterized by a significant reduction in the effective intestinal surface by an anatomical or functional loss of the small intestine. It mainly occurs after extensive bowel resection due to mesenteric ischemia. The main complications are diarrhoea, dehydration, weight loss [...] , malnutrition, and electrolyte, vitamin and trace element deficiency. Treatment is based on appropriate, individualized nutritional support. We report the case of a young man with a hypercoagulable state and short bowel syndrome who presented with a confusional state due to non-compliance to diet and treatment, expressed as a Wernicke encephalopathy.

  11. Minimally invasive surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Holder-Murray, Jennifer; Marsicovetere, Priscilla; Holubar, Stefan D

    2015-06-01

    Surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease is a challenging endeavor given infectious and inflammatory complications, such as fistula, and abscess, complex often postoperative anatomy, including adhesive disease from previous open operations. Patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis also bring to the table the burden of their chronic illness with anemia, malnutrition, and immunosuppression, all common and contributing independently as risk factors for increased surgical morbidity in this high-risk population. However, to reduce the physical trauma of surgery, technologic advances and worldwide experience with minimally invasive surgery have allowed laparoscopic management of patients to become standard of care, with significant short- and long-term patient benefits compared with the open approach. In this review, we will describe the current state-of the-art for minimally invasive surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and the caveats inherent with this practice in this complex patient population. Also, we will review the applicability of current and future trends in minimally invasive surgical technique, such as laparoscopic "incisionless," single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), robotic-assisted, and other techniques for the patient with inflammatory bowel disease. There can be no doubt that minimally invasive surgery has been proven to decrease the short- and long-term burden of surgery of these chronic illnesses and represents high-value care for both patient and society. PMID:25989341

  12. Radiological interventions in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Abscesses, fistulas,hemorrhages and stenoses are common complications of inflammatory bowel diseases.This study provides an overview on various methods of radiological intervention and the clinical usefulness of these methods is analyzed. The success rate of percutaneous abscess drainage (PAD), embolisation of hemorrhages and dilatation of bowel stenoses is reviewed and current literature is adressed.Success rate is defined in terms of cure rate and need for subsequent surgery. After PAD, surgery can be avoided during the observation period in about 50% of patients with abscesses due to Crohn's disease and diverticulitis.Preoperative PAD reduces the degree of invasiveness and thus the risk of surgery.Abscess recurrence is found with the same frecuency following surgery or PAD.Bowel dilatation can be performed both with radiological and with endoscopic guidance.Embolisation of GI-hemorrhage is technically feasible, but the indication should be limited to strictly selected cases. In treating abscesses and fistulas associated with Crohn's disease and diverticulitis, PAD is a valuable treatment option.Embolisation or dilatation are restricted to rare cares. (orig.)

  13. The radiolesions of the small bowel

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    The irradiation of the pelvic abdominal cancers extends beyond the centre of the tumour and may induce actinic digestive lesions. The bowel and more rarely the small bowel -which is the subject-matter of our study- are concerned by those radiolesions that are favoured by therapeutic overdose, post-operative adhesions fastening the bows, radio-surgical or chemicostatic associations, and lastly by vascular or nutritive deficiencies. One may distinguish between two kinds of lesions, depending on the lapse of time before their coming out and on the symptoms. The early or acute types are characterized by a radio-mucitis and give an exsudative enteropathy with anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea and loss of weight, of which the diagnosis is easy because it occurs during the irradiation and lessens at the end of the treatment. The late radiolesions of the small bowel are characterized by sclerosis and chronic endarteritis and, after a longlasting period of latency, give varied symptoms: disordered intestinal transit which sometimes is irreversible, perforation, fistula, syndrome of malabsorption, giving often rise to be mistaken for a recurrence of the cancer. The treatment varies whether the lesion is segmental or diffuse. In the first case, the failure of the medical means accounts for the surgical cutting away or the internal derivation; in the second case, the digestive mutilation which would result from an enlargement of the lesion commands to be more cautious and to call formmands to be more cautious and to call for the methods of parenteral feeding and digestive setting to rest

  14. The epidemiology of irritable bowel syndrome

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    Full Text Available Caroline Canavan, Joe West, Timothy Card Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Abstract: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS is a functional condition of the bowel that is diagnosed using clinical criteria. This paper discusses the nature of the diagnostic process for IBS and how this impacts epidemiological measurements. Depending on the diagnostic criteria employed, IBS affects around 11% of the population globally. Around 30% of people who experience the symptoms of IBS will consult physicians for their IBS symptoms. These people do not have significantly different abdominal symptoms to those who do not consult, but they do have greater levels of anxiety and lower quality of life. Internationally, there is a female predominance in the prevalence of IBS. There is 25% less IBS diagnosed in those over 50 years and there is no association with socioeconomic status. IBS aggregates within families and the genetic and sociological factors potentially underlying this are reviewed. Patients diagnosed with IBS are highly likely to have other functional disease and have more surgery than the general population. There is no evidence that IBS is associated with an increased mortality risk. The epidemiological evidence surrounding these aspects of the natural history is discussed. Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome, epidemiology, prevalence, mortality, natural history

  15. Guidelines for Bowel Preparation before Video Capsule Endoscopy

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    Song, Hyun Joo; Moon, Jeong Seop; Do, Jae Hyuk; Cha, In Hye; Yang, Chang Hun; Choi, Myung-gyu; Jeen, Yoon Tae; Kim, Hyun Jung

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    The preparation for video capsule endoscopy (VCE) of the bowel suggested by manufacturers of capsule endoscopy systems consists only of a clear liquid diet and an 8-hour fast. While there is evidence for a benefit from bowel preparation for VCE, so far there is no domestic consensus on the preparation regimen in Korea. Therefore, we performed this study to recommend guidelines for bowel preparation before VCE. The guidelines on VCE were developed by the Korean Gut Image Study Group, part of t...

  16. Rifaximin in irritable bowel syndrome: rationale, evidence and clinical use

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    Saadi, Mohammed; Richard W. McCallum

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional bowel disease that affects up to 15% of the US population. The majority of patients with IBS have significant bloating and gas. Recent evidence is beginning to suggest that patients with IBS may have an alteration in the gastrointestinal flora. Specifically, findings suggest that patients with IBS have excessive bacteria in the small bowel, referred to as bacterial overgrowth. Therefore there may be benefits of antibiotic-based ther...

  17. Diagnostic value of the Manning criteria in irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Talley, N. J.; Phillips, S F; MELTON, L. J.; Mulvihill, C; Wiltgen, C; Zinsmeister, A. R.

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    Because unexplained 'functional symptoms' are a major cause of referral to gastroenterologists, the efficiency of the medical history to lead to a positive diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome, without resorting to the use of expensive tests, remains a key question. Whilst the six criteria of Manning et al are widely used, data on their validity in discriminating irritable bowel syndrome from healthy controls, irritable bowel syndrome from non-ulcer dyspepsia and especially among irritable b...

  18. Multi-detector CT (MDCT in bowel and mesenteric injury

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    Vajjalla Ravikumar

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To evaluate multi-detector CT (MDCT findings in bowel and mesenteric injury due to blunt abdominal trauma.Method: Retrospective evaluation of MDCT scan reports of patients admitted in Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar with bowel and mesenteric injury during the period of January 2005 to April 2008.Results: MDCT, without using oral contrast, clearly demonstrated various specific and less specific findings of bowel and mesenteric injury.Conclusion: Multi-detector CT is an excellent diagnostic modality in bowel and mesenteric injury. Routine administration of oral contrast agent is not mandatory for initial evaluation of these patients.

  19. Estrategias quirúrgicas en el intestino corto / Surgical strategies in short bowel syndrome

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    J., Bueno.

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available El tratamiento del síndrome de intestino corto ha de ser realizado por un equipo multidisciplinar que incluye entre otras especialidades a gastroenterólogos, cirujanos y nutricionistas. El objetivo final del tratamiento quirúrgico es posibilitar que el intestino alcance el fenómeno de adaptación y a [...] sí destetar al paciente de la nutrición parenteral. Los factores anatómicos que influyen en la adaptación son muy importantes a la hora de elegir la mejor opción quirúrgica. El tipo de intervención vendrá definido entre otros por la edad, la longitud y funcionalidad del intestino remanente, la existencia de dilatación intestinal, la presencia de sobrecrecimiento bacteriano, y la presencia o ausencia de complicaciones relacionadas con la nutrición parenteral. Entre los principios básicos del manejo quirúrgico están el cierre precoz de estomas si están presentes, así como la corrección de estenosis; a ser posible con estricturoplastias y si es necesario remodelaje o plicatura intestinal. Las intervenciones para disminuir el tiempo de tránsito como la creación de válvulas, interposición de segmentos antiperistálticos o interposición de colon tienen poca aceptación. Las técnicas más aceptadas son las técnicas de alargamiento intestinal, las cuales solo se pueden aplicar sobre intestinos dilatados. Aunque se tiene más experiencia con la técnica de Bianchi, los resultados a corto plazo de la enteroplastia transversal seriada (STEP) son prometedores. El STEP es más sencillo, e incluso se puede aplicar en intestinos previamente alargados con la técnica de Bianchi. Abstract in english Management of short bowel syndrome has to be undertaken by a multidisciplinary team including gastroenterology, surgery, and nutrition, among other specialties. The final therapeutic goal is favoring intestinal adaptation by the bowel so that the patient may be weaned from parenteral nutrition. Anat [...] omical factors influencing on adaptation are very important for deciding the best surgical option. The type of procedure will defined by age, length and functionality of the remnant bowel, the existence of intestinal dilation, the presence of bacterial overgrowth, and the presence or absence of parenteral nutrition-related complications, among others. Early closure of the stomas, if present, and correction of stenoses, if possible with stricturoplasties and with remodeling or intestinal plicature if needed, are among the basic principles of surgical management. Interventions aimed at decreasing the transit time such as the creation of valves, interposition of anti-peristaltic segments or large bowel are poorly accepted. The most accepted techniques are those elongating the bowel that may be applied only on dilated bowels. Although experience is greater with Bianchi's technique, short-term outcomes of serial transversal enteroplasty (STEP) are promising. STEP is simpler and may be applied even to previously elongated bowels by the Bianchi's technique.

  20. Omphalocele minor associated with complete absence of the large bowel.

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    Ferede, Atakelet

    2012-02-01

    Colonic atresia, unlike small intestine atresia, is a rare congenital malformation. Congenital absence of the entire colon is exceptionally rare. Moreover, an association of omphalocele and complete absence of the colon has not yet been reported in the literature. We present an infant born with such combination of congenital anomalies.

  1. Colonic phytobezoar as a rare cause of large bowel obstruction.

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    Law, Gin Way; Lin, Diwei; Thomas, Rebecca

    2015-01-01

    Bezoars are masses formed by the concretion of stomach contents or debris within the gastrointestinal tract. Bezoars are rare and account for only 0.4-4% of all cases of gastrointestinal obstruction and mainly occur in the stomach or small intestine. Intestinal obstruction caused by colonic bezoars is extremely rare. We report a case of a distal sigmoid obstruction caused by a phytobezoar in a 60-year-old man with no obvious precipitating causes. He presented to the emergency department acutely unwell and a subsequent abdominal CT scan showed a mass within the proximal sigmoid colon suspicious for a bezoar. He proceeded to have an urgent laparotomy and the obstructive intraluminal mass in the sigmoid colon was identified and manually broken down. Subsequent histopathological assessment reported amorphous material and plant cellular matter consistent with the diagnosis of a phytobezoar. PMID:25858930

  2. Small bowel obstruction caused by secondary tumors.

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    Idelevich, Efraim; Kashtan, Hanoch; Mavor, Eli; Brenner, Baruch

    2006-07-01

    Small bowel obstruction in an oncology patient is a common and serious medical problem which is associated with diagnostic as well as therapeutic dilemmas. While the condition is most commonly caused by postoperative adhesions and peritoneal carcinomatosis, other causes have been reported [Cormier WJ, Gaffey TA, Welch JM, et al. Linitis plastica caused by metastatic lobular carcinoma of the breast. Mayo Clinical Proceedings 1980;55:747-53; Clavien P-A, Laffer U, Torhos J, et al. Gastrointestinal metastases as first clinical manifestation of the dissemination of a breast cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 1990;16:121-6; Bender GN, Maglinte DD, McLarney JH, et al. Malignant melanoma: patterns of metastasis to the small bowel, reliability of imaging studies, and clinical relevance. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2001;96:2392-400; Gatsoulis N, Roukounakis N, Kafetzis I, et al. Small bowel intussusception due to metastatic malignant melanoma. A case report. Technical Coloproctology 2004;8:141-3; Hung GY, Chiou T, Hsieh YL, et al. Intestinal metastasis causing intussusception in a patient treated for osteosarcoma with history of multiple metastases: a case report. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 2001;31(4):165-7; Chen TF, Eardley I, Doyle PT, Bullock KN. Rectal obstruction secondary to carcinoma of the prostate treated by transanal resection of the prostate. British Journal of Urology 1992;70(6):643-7; Kamal HS, Farah RE, Hamzi HA, et al. Unusual presentation of rectal adenocarcinoma. Roman Journal of Gastroenterology 2003;12(1):47-50; Hofflander R, Beckes D, Kapre S, et al. A case of jejunal intussusception with gastrointestinal bleeding caused by metastatic testicular germ cell cancer. Digestive Surgery 1999;16(5):439-40]. One of these, reported thus far in only very few patients, is obstruction caused by secondary tumors, i.e. metastases from other organs to the small bowel wall. As cancer patients live longer with improved therapy, physicians are more likely to cope with rare phenomena of neoplasms, such as small bowel obstruction caused by secondary tumors. We hereby present a review of the relevant medical literature. The goal of this article is to define current knowledge on this phenomenon, with emphasis on its epidemiology and clinical characteristics, and to increase the awareness of the clinician treating cancer patients of such possibility. PMID:16905310

  3. Simultaneous culture of saliva and jejunal aspirate in the investigation of small bowel bacterial overgrowth.

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    Hamilton, I.; Worsley, B W; Cobden, I.; Cooke, E. M.; Shoesmith, J G; Axon, A.T.

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    Both saliva and jejunal aspirate were cultured from 22 patients with suspected small bowel bacterial overgrowth and from eight controls. Large numbers of organisms (greater than 10(6)/ml) were recovered from the jejunal aspirate of 16 subjects, in five of whom the same organisms were present in similar relative proportions in the saliva, suggesting contamination of the sample with saliva, while in 11 the jejunal organisms differed from those in saliva. In eight of these the jejunal flora was ...

  4. Dietary grape seed extract ameliorates symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in interleukin-10 deficient mice

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    Wang, Hui; Xue, Yansong; Zhang, Hanying; Huang, Yan; Yang, Guan; Du, Min; Zhu, Mei-jun

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    Grape seed extract (GSE) is a by-product of the wine industry, with abundant polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. Using IL10-deficient mice (IL10KO), here we showed that GSE (1% of dry feed weight) ameliorated inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) indices, increased colonic goblet cell numbers and decreased myeloperoxidase levels in the large intestine. Concomitantly, GSE supplementation attenuated inflammation, decreased the expression of pore formi...

  5. Netrin-1 up-regulation in inflammatory bowel diseases is required for colorectal cancer progression

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    Paradisi, Andrea; Maisse, Carine; Coissieux, Marie-May; Gadot, Nicolas; Lépinasse, Florian; Delloye-Bourgeois, Céline; Delcros, Jean-Guy; Svrcek, Magali; Neufert, Clemens; Fléjou, Jean-François; Scoazec, Jean-Yves; Mehlen, Patrick

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    Chronic inflammation and cancer are intimately associated. This is particularly true for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which show a major increased risk for colorectal cancer. While the understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of IBD has recently improved, the mechanisms that link these chronic inflammatory states to colorectal cancer development are in large part unknown. One of these mechanisms is NF-?B pathway activation which in tur...

  6. Small bowel parasitosis as cause of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding diagnosed by capsule endoscopy

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    Dimitrios K Christodoulou; Sigounas, Dimitrios E; Konstantinos H. Katsanos; Georgios Dimos; Epameinondas V. Tsianos

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    Hookworm infection is a relatively common cause of anemia in endemic areas. However, it is rarely encountered in Europe. In this report we describe the case of a 24-year old patient originating from an endemic area who was admitted due to severe anemia, with an Hct of 15.6% and eosinophilia (Eosinophils: 22.4%). While both esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy were non-diagnostic, capsule endoscopy revealed a large number of hookworms infesting his small bowel and withdrawing blood. The ...

  7. Clinical trial: Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (DSM 9843) improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

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    Philippe Ducrotté; Prabha Sawant; Venkataraman Jayanthi

    2012-01-01

    AIM: To assess the symptomatic efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (L. plantarum 299v) (DSM 9843) for the relief of abdominal symptoms in a large subset of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients fulfilling the Rome III criteria. METHODS: In this double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-designed study, subjects were randomized to daily receive either one capsule of L. plantarum 299v (DSM 9843) or placebo for 4 wk. Frequency and intensity of abdominal pain, bloating and feeling of incom...

  8. An immunoglobulin G-4 related sclerosing disease of the small bowel: CT and small bowel series findings

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    Ko, Young Hwan; Hwang, Dae Hyun; Min, Seon Jeong [Dept. of Radiology, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong (Korea, Republic of); Woo, Ji Young; Kim, Jeong Won; Hong, Hye Sook; Yang, Ik; Lee, Yul [Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related sclerosing disease is rare and is known to involve various organs. We present a case of histologically proven IgG4-related sclerosing disease of the small bowel with imaging findings on computed tomography (CT) and small bowel series. CT showed irregular wall thickening, loss of mural stratification and aneurysmal dilatation of the distal ileum. Small bowel series showed aneurysmal dilatations, interloop adhesion with traction and abrupt angulation.

  9. Scintigraphic pattern of small bowel bleeding

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    Introduction: Small intestine is the longest part of gastrointestinal tract. Intra-luminal haemorrhage occurring anywhere in its long and tortuous course is difficult to trace. It is relatively inaccessible to endoscopic evaluation. Upper GI endoscopy can see only up to distal duodenum, whereas colonoscope can view maximum of 30 centimeters of terminal ileum after negotiating the scope through ileo-caecal valve. Hence, localization of bleeding source from small bowel remains a difficult clinical problem. This group of patients can be evaluated with scintigraphy for localizing the site of bleeding before undergoing either angiography or surgery. To our best of knowledge, there is no study, which has utilized scintigraphy for evaluation of small bowel bleed exclusively. The present study has been designed to know the efficacy of 99mTc-RBC scintigraphy in detecting small bowel bleed and to know whether it can differentiate between jejunal and ileal bleeding ? Materials and methods: Thirteen patients presenting with lower gastrointestinal bleeding (malena) were enrolled for the study. In all cases, upper GI endoscopy (UGIE) was unremarkable. Colonoscopic examination was either negative or suspected bleeding occurring proximal to ileo-caecal valve. Thus, in these patients, it is presumed clinically that bleeding is originating from small bowel. Barium meal follow through (BMFT) studies, however, could not delineate any etiological lesion in these patients. There were 8 menlesion in these patients. There were 8 men and 5 women (mean age 48 years). All patients were anemic (Hb- 6 gm%) and mean 3 units of blood were transfused.These patients were subjected to Tc-99m labeled red blood cells scintigraphy (15 mci, in-vivo method) for localization of source of bleeding. The scintiscan was acquired in two phases. A first pass phase acquired at a rate of 2 seconds per frame for 60 seconds followed by acquisition of static abdominal images (500 K, 256 x 256 matrix) at 5 minutes intervals up to 90 minutes on LFOV gamma camera fitted with LEAP collimator. Delayed imaging up to 6 hours was optional and was undertaken only when first 90 minutes images did not reveal any site of bleeding. Two nuclear physicians reviewed the sequential static images for 1) First appearance of focus of activity in a particular quadrant/region of abdomen and 2) looking for its migration pattern. Scintigraphic results were prospectively compared with surgical outcome in 10 patients. Results: Tc-99m RBC Scan localized site of bleeding in 10 of 13 patient evaluated (77%). Ten scan positive patients underwent exploratory laprotomy. On surgical exploration, five culprit lesions were identified in jejunum and as many number of lesions were detected in ileum. Etiological lesions were mainly inflammatory or ulcerative (n=5) followed by neoplastic and vascular ectasias in 2 patients each. One patient showed diverticular disease of jejunum as the source of haemorrhage.Tc-99m RBC Scan was able to distinguish between proximal (jejunal) and distal (ileal) small bowel bleeding in 8 of 10 scan positive cases (80%). Scintigraphy correctly localized bleeding in jejunum and ileum in 3 and 5 patients respectively. In majority of patients (7/10, 70%), scan became positive within 3 hours. Six types of scan patterns were noticed in thirteen patients evaluated with Tc-99m RBCs scan. Five scintigraphic patterns were representative of small bowel bleeding. A serpentine appearance of bowel loops in mid abdomen, focal tracer appearance in right iliac region with subsequent outlining of ascending colon on delayed images, and a focus of activity showing distal extension in circular fashion on sequential static images were characteristic of ileal bleeding. Visualization of fixed loop in left flank region corroborated with jejunal lesion (Leiomyoma) in our series. An abnormal blush and early localization of diffuse activity in left upper quadrant followed by its centripetal extension/movement, was seen in patient with jejunitis. Scintigraphy was false negative in cases of systemic diseases

  10. The effects of glutamine-supplemented diet on the intestinal mucosa of the malnourished growing rat Os efeitos de dieta com suplementação de glutamina sobre a mucosa intestinal do rato desnutrido em crescimento

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    Full Text Available Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and plays a key role in the response of the small intestine to systemic injuries. Mucosal atrophy is an important phenomenon that occurs in some types of clinical injury, such as states of severe undernutrition. Glutamine has been shown to exert powerful trophic effects on the gastrointestinal mucosa after small bowel resection or transplant, radiation injury, surgical trauma, ischemic injury and administration of cytotoxic drugs. Since no study has been performed on the malnourished animal, we examined whether glutamine exerts a trophic effect on the intestinal mucosa of the malnourished growing rat. Thirty-five growing female rats (aged 21 days were divided into 4 groups: control - chow diet; malnutrition diet; malnutrition+chow diet; and malnutrition+glutamine-enriched chow diet (2%. For the first 15 days of the experiment, animals in the test groups received a malnutrition diet, which was a lactose-enriched diet designed to induce diarrhea and malnutrition. For the next 15 days, these animals received either the lactose-enriched diet, a regular chow diet or a glutamine-enriched chow diet. After 30 days, the animals were weighed, sacrificed, and a section of the jejunum was taken and prepared for histological examination. All the animals had similar weights on day 1 of experiment, and feeding with the lactose-enriched diet promoted a significant decrease in body weight in comparison to the control group. Feeding with both experimental chow-based diets promoted significant body weight gains, although the glutamine-enriched diet was more effective. RESULTS: The morphological and morphometric analyses demonstrated that small intestinal villous height was significantly decreased in the malnourished group, and this change was partially corrected by the two types of chow-based diet. Crypt depth was significantly increased by malnutrition, and this parameter was partially corrected by the two types of chow-based diet. The glutamine-enriched diet resulted in the greatest reduction of crypt depth, and this reduction was also statistically significant when compared with control animals. CONCLUSIONS: Enteral glutamine has some positive effects on body weight gain and trophism of the jejunal mucosa in the malnourished growing rat.A glutamina é o aminoácido mais abundante no sangue e exerce papel importante na resposta do intestino delgado às agressões sistêmicas. Atrofia da mucosa intestinal ocorre em algumas afecções clínicas como desnutrição grave. Foi demonstrado que a glutamina tem ação trófica em situações como período p??s-operatório de ressecção ou transplante intestinal, radioterapia, trauma cirúrgico, isquemia intestinal ou administração de drogas citotóxicas. Tais estudos não foram realizados em animais desnutridos em fase de crescimento. Desta forma, no presente trabalho verificamos se a glutamina exerce ação trófica sobre a mucosa intestinal do rato desnutrido em fase de crescimento. Foram utilizadas 35 ratas com 21 dias de idade, e divididas em 4 grupos: controle - dieta normal; desnutrição - provocada por diarréia induzida pela administração de dieta rica em lactose durante 15 dias; desnutrição+dieta normal durante os 15 dias subseqüentes; desnutrição + dieta rica em glutamina (2%. Após 30 dias de experimento os animais foram pesados, mortos e um segmento de jejuno foi colhido para estudos histológicos e histomorfométricos. Os grupos de animais apresentaram médias de pesos semelhantes no primeiro dia de estudo, sendo que a alimentação com dieta rica em lactose (grupo desnutrido provocou significativa queda de peso em relação aos controles. A re-alimentação com ambos os tipos de dieta promoveu ganho significativo de peso corpóreo, embora a dieta rica em glutamina tenha sido mais eficaz. Os estudos histológicos e histomorfométricos demonstraram que a desnutrição provocou significativa redução do comprimento das vilosidades e aumento das criptas, sendo estas alterações parcialmente corr

  11. Adherence of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli to the ileal and colonic mucosa: an in vitro study utilizing the scanning electron microscopy / Aderência da Escherichia coli enteroagregativa a mucosas ileal e colônica: estudo in vitro utilizando microscopia eletrônica de varredura

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    Jacy Alves Braga de, Andrade; Edna, Freymüller; Ulysses, Fagundes-Neto.

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    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Cepas de Escherichia coli enteroagregativa têm sido associadas à diarreia persistente em vários países em desenvolvimento. Procedimentos in vivo com modelos animais, cultura de órgão in vitro com fragmentos intestinais e ensaios in vitro com linhas celulares têm sido utilizados para estuda [...] r essas bactérias e a sua patogenicidade. OBJETIVO: A presente investigação experimental avaliou as interações patogênicas de três cepas de Escherichia coli enteroagregativa, usando cultura de órgão in vitro, para mostrar a aderência a diferentes regiões do intestino: íleo e cólons e demonstrar possíveis mecanismos que poderiam ter participação na perpetuação do processo diarréico. MÉTODOS: Este estudo usou fragmentos de íleo terminal e cólon que foram retirados de pacientes pediátricos submetidos a cirurgias intestinais e de pacientes adultos que foram submetidos a colonoscopias. Cada cepa foi testada com três fragmentos intestinais para cada região. O tecido foi fixado para análise sob microscopia eletrônica de varredura. RESULTADOS: Estas bactérias colonizaram mucosa ileal e colônica na configuração típica de pilhas de tijolos. Em ambas as regiões, as bactérias foram vistas sobre grande quantidade de muco e, às vezes, sobre o epitélio intacto. Em algumas áreas, há evidência de provável achatamento de vilosidades. Foi possível ver sobre a superfície intestinal, estruturas fimbriais bacterianas que poderiam estar relacionadas ao processo de adesão. CONCLUSÕES: Para causar diarreia, cepas de Escherichia coli enteroagregativa aderem à mucosa intestinal e criam um biofilme de muco sobre a superfície do intestino delgado, o que poderia justificar as anormalidades digestivo-absortivas e, por conseguinte, prolongar a diarreia. Abstract in english CONTEXT: Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli strains have been associated with persistent diarrhea in several developing countries. In vivo procedures with animal models, in vitro assays with cellular lines and in vitro organ culture with intestinal fragments have been utilized to study these bacteri [...] a and their pathogenicity. OBJECTIVE: The present experimental research assessed the pathogenic interactions of three enteroaggregative Escherichia coli strains, using the in vitro organ culture, in order to show the adherence to different regions of both, the ileal and the colonic mucosa and demonstrate possible mechanisms that could have the participation in the prolongation of diarrheiogenic process. METHODS: This study used intestinal fragments from terminal ileum and colon that were excised from pediatric patients undergoing intestinal surgeries and from adult patients that underwent to colonoscopic procedures. Each strain was tested with three intestinal fragments for each region. Tissue was fixed for scanning electron microscopic analysis. RESULTS: These bacteria colonized ileal and colonic mucosa in the typical stacked-brick configuration in the ileum and colon. In both regions, the strains were seen over a great amount of mucus and sometimes over the intact epithelium. In some regions, there is a probable evidence of effacement of the microvilli. It was possible to see adhered to the intestinal surface, bacteria fimbrial structures that could be responsible for the adherence process. CONCLUSION: In order to cause diarrhea, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli strains adhere to the intestinal mucosa, create a mucoid biofilm on the small bowel surface that could justify the digestive-absorptive abnormalities and consequently, prolonging the diarrhea.

  12. Expression of members of the phospholipase A2 family of enzymes in human nasal mucosa.

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    Lindbom, J; Ljungman, A G; Lindahl, M; Tagesson, C

    2001-07-01

    Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a family of enzymes thought to play a key role in inflammation by releasing arachidonic acid for the synthesis of eicosanoids and lysophospholipid for the synthesis of platelet-activating factor. However, the precise contribution of different PLA2 types to the formation of inflammatory lipid mediators in the upper airways is not known and the expression of different PLA2 genes in the human nasal mucosa has not been examined. This study therefore investigated the occurrence of messenger ribonucleic acids (mRNAs) for different PLA2 forms (IB, IIA, IID, IIE, III, IVA, IVB, IVC, V, VI, VII, X, acid calcium-independent (aiPLA2), and calcium-independent membrane bound PLA2, (iPLA2-2)) in the nasal mucosa of five healthy human subjects. Using reversed transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) techniques it was found that all these PLA2 types except PLA2 V were expressed in all subjects, whereas PLA2 V was detected in only one individual on one single occasion. The relative abundance of the different PLA2 transcripts were aiPLA2 > X approximately = IVA > IIA approximately = IIE approximately = IVB approximately = VI > IB approximately = IID approximately = III approximately = IVC approximately = VII approximately = iPLA2-2. To further quantify the mRNA-expression of PLA2 X, IVA and IIA, the samples were reanalysed with a quantitative PCR-technique utilizing competitive deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mimics as references. The amounts of PLA2 X, IVA and IIA mRNA were then estimated to 0.9 +/- 0.2, 1.1 +/- 0.7, and 0.0025 +/- 0.0021 amol (mean +/- SE), respectively, confirming the relative abundance of these PLA2 transcripts and indicating that the recently described PLA2 X form is relatively strongly expressed. These findings demonstrate that a large number of PLA2 types are expressed in the normal human nasal mucosa. Moreover, this investigation demonstrates, for the first time, the presence of the newly discovered phospholipase A2 forms IID, IIE, III, IVB, IVC, X and calcium-independent membrane bound phospholipase A2 in the human nasal mucosa and raises the possibility that one or several of these may be involved in inflammatory reactions in the nose. PMID:11510783

  13. A Biologia molecular das doenças inflamatórias intestinais Molecular biology of inflammatory bowel diseases

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    Mauro Pinho

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Com elevada prevalência, a Doença de Crohn e a retocolite ulcerativa apresentam mecanismos fisiopatológicos os quais permanecem como um grande desafio apesar de muitas décadas de pesados investimentos em pesquisa. Entretanto, o desenvolvimento de técnicas de análise da biologia molecular tem proporcionado a identificação de um grande número de moléculas relacionadas a estas doenças as quais poderão representar um importante auxílio na compreensão de seus complexos aspectos. Existem fortes evidências hoje, de que as doenças inflamatórias intestinais (DII são o resultado de um desequilíbrio entre a flora bacteriana comensal e o aparato imunológico da mucosa intestinal. Um dos achados mais consistentes neste sentido refere-se à elevada incidencia de mutações do gene NOD2/CARD15 em pacientes portadores de Doença de Crohn, além da comprovação de sua correlação fenotípica com esta doença. Além desta proteína, diversas outras moléculas apresentam-se alteradas nas DIIs, envolvendo diversos aspectos como imunidade inata, resposta inflamatória e função de barreira mucosa. A observação das variações de expressão destas moléculas correlacionadas à evolução clínica e respostas terapêuticas irá contribuir para que possamos em um futuro obter resposta a históricos questionamentos sobre estas complexas doenças.Despite its high prevalence and many years of basic and clinical research, pathophysiology of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis remains a great challenge. The recent advances in molecular biology techniques have provided identification of a great number of molecules related to these diseases that may help in a near future to understand its still obscure aspects. Many evidences have recently demonstrated that inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD result from an imbalance between bowel commensal bacterial flora and the immunological mucosal apparatus. The very consistent finding that mutations in NOD2/CARD15 gene occur in a high percentage of Crohn's disease patients and its phenotype correlation have boosted further research to identify other IBD-related molecules. Indeed, many other variations in gene expression have been demonstrated to be related to pathophysiology of IBD including different aspects such as inate immunity, inflammatory response and mucosal barrier disfunction. The observation of the correlation between these gene expression variation, disease behaviour and response to therapeutics may contribute in a near future to understand most questions regarding these complex diseases.

  14. A Biologia molecular das doenças inflamatórias intestinais / Molecular biology of inflammatory bowel diseases

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    Mauro, Pinho.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Com elevada prevalência, a Doença de Crohn e a retocolite ulcerativa apresentam mecanismos fisiopatológicos os quais permanecem como um grande desafio apesar de muitas décadas de pesados investimentos em pesquisa. Entretanto, o desenvolvimento de técnicas de análise da biologia molecular tem proporc [...] ionado a identificação de um grande número de moléculas relacionadas a estas doenças as quais poderão representar um importante auxílio na compreensão de seus complexos aspectos. Existem fortes evidências hoje, de que as doenças inflamatórias intestinais (DII) são o resultado de um desequilíbrio entre a flora bacteriana comensal e o aparato imunológico da mucosa intestinal. Um dos achados mais consistentes neste sentido refere-se à elevada incidencia de mutações do gene NOD2/CARD15 em pacientes portadores de Doença de Crohn, além da comprovação de sua correlação fenotípica com esta doença. Além desta proteína, diversas outras moléculas apresentam-se alteradas nas DIIs, envolvendo diversos aspectos como imunidade inata, resposta inflamatória e função de barreira mucosa. A observação das variações de expressão destas moléculas correlacionadas à evolução clínica e respostas terapêuticas irá contribuir para que possamos em um futuro obter resposta a históricos questionamentos sobre estas complexas doenças. Abstract in english Despite its high prevalence and many years of basic and clinical research, pathophysiology of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis remains a great challenge. The recent advances in molecular biology techniques have provided identification of a great number of molecules related to these diseases th [...] at may help in a near future to understand its still obscure aspects. Many evidences have recently demonstrated that inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) result from an imbalance between bowel commensal bacterial flora and the immunological mucosal apparatus. The very consistent finding that mutations in NOD2/CARD15 gene occur in a high percentage of Crohn's disease patients and its phenotype correlation have boosted further research to identify other IBD-related molecules. Indeed, many other variations in gene expression have been demonstrated to be related to pathophysiology of IBD including different aspects such as inate immunity, inflammatory response and mucosal barrier disfunction. The observation of the correlation between these gene expression variation, disease behaviour and response to therapeutics may contribute in a near future to understand most questions regarding these complex diseases.

  15. The frequency of microscopic and focal active colitis in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

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    Akyuz Umit

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS is a chronic functional bowel disorder. The frequency of microscopic colitis and focal active colitis in the colonic mucosa has been investigated in IBS patients. Methods Between June 2007 and September 2010, 378 patients (between 16 and 84 years were recruited prospectively. Of these 378 patients, 226 patients were diagnosed with IBS using the Rome III criteria. 152 control patients were also enrolled who were undergoing colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening or investigation of anemia. Histopathological abnormalities identified during colonoscopy were compared between the IBS and control groups. Results The average age of the IBS group was 46.13 ± 14.16 years and and the average age of the control group was 57.01 ± 13.07 years. The prevalence of microscopic colitis (MC in the diarrhea predominant and the mixed subgroup of IBS patients was 4.32% (7/162 whereas in all IBS patients, the prevalence was 3.09% (7/226. MC was not found in the 152 control cases, (p = 0.045. Lymphocytic colitis was seen in 7 IBS patients, with 1 case in the mixed group and 6 cases in the diarrhea group and there was a significant difference in the frequency of lymphocytic colitis between the IBS subgroups (p Conclusion Microscopic colitis was more often found in the diarrhea predominant/mixed subgroups of IBS patients and in patients who were older women. In patients who are older woman with non-constipated IBS, it may be reasonable to perform a biopsy to screen for microscopic colitis. Focal active colitis was significantly increased in patients with IBS compared to controls.

  16. [Irritable bowel syndrome with extraintestinal manifestations from a position of neuroendocrine pathology].

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    Osadchuk, M A; Burdina, V O

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism (s) of action of gastrointestinal hormones in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and the correlation between gastrointestinal hormones and psychological factors. Patients with IBS were divided into IBS with normal emotional state ratings and IBS in anxiety-depressive states groups. The two groups were then subdivided into IBS-constipation predominant (IBS-C) and IBS-diarrhea predominant (IBS-D) groups. Non-IBS patients with normal depression and anxiety ratings were recruited as controls. The expression of somatostatin (SS) and vasointestinalpeptid (VIP), motilin in the colonic mucosa was detected by immunohistochemistry and radioimmunoassay. The anxiety-depression scores of patients with IBS were significantly different from those of the control group. The expression levels of SS and VIP, motilin colonic mucosa of the patients with IBS were higher compared with those of the control.group. Furthermore, the expression level of SS in the IBS-C group demonstrated a significantly larger increase than that in the IBS-D group; however, there was no significant difference in the expression of VIP between the IBS-C and IBS-D groups. In addition, the expression levels of SS and VIP, motilin in the IBS groups with normal emotional state ratings were notably different from those in the IBS groups in anxiety-depressive states. Anxiety-depressive states may lead to changes in the secretion of SS and VIP, motilin, and subsequently to changes in gastrointestinal motility and function. PMID:25993870

  17. Manifestaciones reumatológicas de la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal / Rheumatologic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Luis Alberto, Ramírez Gómez; Gloria María, Vásquez Duque; Octavio Germán, Muñoz Maya.

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available LA ENFERMEDAD INFLAMATORIA INTESTINAL (EII) se caracteriza por la activación inapropiada del sistema inmune de la mucosa intestinal y sus dos formas de presentación son: la colitis ulcerativa y la enfermedad de Crohn. Las manifestaciones extraintestinales se presentan hasta en el 36% de los paciente [...] s y pueden comprometer cualquier órgano o sistema. La disfunción inmune se caracteriza por el desequilibrio entre los mediadores proinflamatorios y los antinflamatorios y se expresa como una enfermedad sistémica. Las manifestaciones reumatológicas asociadas a la EII son de tres tipos: la artritis periférica, la espondiloartropatía y una tercera categoría que incluye lesiones dérmicas, oftálmicas y del metabolismo óseo, entre otras. El manejo de estas manifestaciones se basa en la terapia sistémica para el control de la actividad inflamatoria local utilizando esteroides, derivados de la 5-ASA, inmunomoduladores y, en los últimos años, terapia anti-TNF. Abstract in english THE MAIN FEATURE OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (IBD) is the continuous activation of the mucosa-associated immune system; the disease has two major forms of presentation: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The extraintestinal manifestations are present in 36% of patients, and any organ can be a [...] ffected. There is an imbalance between proinflammatory and antinflammatory cytokines leading to a systemic disease. The rheumatologic manifestations of the IBD are: Peripheral arthritis, spondyloarthropathy and a third category that includes dermic and ocular lesions as well as metabolic bone disease. Control of the extraintestinal manifestations is based on systemic therapy with steroids, 5-ASA derivatives and biological anti-TNF therapy.

  18. Glass embedded in labial mucosa for 20 years

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    Sumanth K

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Foreign bodies may be deposited in the oral cavity either by traumatic injury or iatrogenically. Among the commonly encountered iatrogenic foreign bodies are restorative materials like amalgam, obturation materials, broken instruments, needles, etc. Few reports of glass pieces embedded in the soft tissues of the mouth have been published. We report a case where glass pieces had been lodged in the lower labial mucosa for 20 years, with consequent peripheral reactive bone formation.

  19. Early or pre-coeliac mucosa: development of gluten enteropathy.

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    Egan-mitchell, B.; Fottrell, P. F.; Mcnicholl, B.

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    Duodenal mucosa showed normal morphology, interepithelial lymphocytes, alkaline phosphatase, and sucrase in a girl with growth retardation and iron deficiency, but normal absorption of lactose and xylose after two years of abnormal stools. Mucosal lactase was low. Fourteen months later mucosal damage consistent with coeliac disease was evident, and gluten intolerance was subsequently confirmed by gluten challenge. It is probable that, in some children, the mucosal lesion occurs very gradually...

  20. Nasal mucosa in workers exposed to formaldehyde: a pilot study.

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    Boysen, M.; Zadig, E.; Digernes, V.; Abeler, V.; Reith, A.

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    This study evaluates the histological changes, especially the presence of possible precancerous lesions, in the nasal mucosa of workers exposed to formaldehyde. Nasal biopsies of 37 workers occupationally exposed to formaldehyde for more than five years and 37 age matched referents showed a higher degree of metaplastic alterations in the former group. In addition, three cases of epithelial dysplasia were observed among the exposed. These results indicate that formaldehyde may be potentially c...

  1. Oral Bacteria as Potential Probiotics for the Pharyngeal Mucosa?

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    Guglielmetti, Simone; TAVERNITI, VALENTINA; Minuzzo, Mario; Arioli, Stefania; Stuknyte, Milda; Karp, Matti; Mora, Diego

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    The research described here was aimed at the selection of oral bacteria that displayed properties compatible with their potential use as probiotics for the pharyngeal mucosa. We included in the study 56 bacteria newly isolated from the pharynges of healthy donors, which were identified at the intraspecies level and characterized in vitro for their probiotic potential. The experiments led us to select two potential probiotic bacterial strains (Streptococcus salivarius RS1 and ST3) and to compa...

  2. Zur Struktur der Solenocyten (Cyrtocyten) von Anaitides mucosa (Annelida, Polychaeta)

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    Hausmann, K.

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    Based on electron microscopic observations, the structure of the solenocytes of A. mucosa is described. The tube of the solenocyte is made up of 14 15 rods. These rods, which are filled with regularly packed filaments, are interconnected by an amorphous to filamentous substance. A single flagellum, lying in the tube, is surrounded by a sheet of amorphous material. The functional organization of the solenocytes is discussed.

  3. Paraneoplastic disorders of hair, nails, oral mucosa and pigmentation

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    Ay?e Kavak

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this section, paraneoplastic entites of hair, nail, oral mucosa and pigmentation changes have been discussed. Some skin findings are “strong” indicator of a malignancy whereas others are not. Readers will encounter some “coincidental” or “common” entities as well as more “severe” changes for a paraneoplastic sign. In addition, it is crucial that some paraneoplastic lesions may predict for a recurrence of malignancy.

  4. Autonomic Neurotransmitters Modulate Immunoglobulin A Secretion in Porcine Colonic Mucosa

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    Schmidt, Lisa D.; Xie, Yonghong; Lyte, Mark; Vulchanova, Lucy; Brown, David R

    2007-01-01

    Secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) plays a crucial role in mucosal surface defense. We tested the hypothesis that colonic sIgA secretion is under enteric neural control. Immunohistochemistry of the porcine distal colonic mucosa revealed presumptive cholinergic and adrenergic nerve fibers apposed to secretory component (SC)-positive crypt epithelial cells and neighboring IgA+ plasmacytes. The cholinomimetic drug carbamylcholine elicited rapid, atropine-sensitive IgA secretion into the luminal f...

  5. Morphological changes of gastric mucosa depending on functional dyspepsia syndrome

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    Svintsitskyy A.

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    Full Text Available Background. Chronic gastritis process of cell renewal in the mucosa is disturbed, leading to rapid movement of the generative cell zone without full differentiation into mature specialized area accommodation epithelial cells. The result of this process is the inability to fully function gastric glands. Crucial in the diagnosis of gastritis given the nature of the morphological changes of the gastric mucosa and preferential localization of these changes. Objective. To assess histological changes of gastric mucosa in patients with clinically different types of functional dyspepsia. Methods. Adult patients (18-65 years with confirmed diagnosis of functional dyspepsia were eligible to participate. Biopsy specimens were taken from stomach due to the Houston-updated gastric biopsy sampling protocol for the next histological examination. One expert gastrointestinal pathologist assessed all tissue samples. Atrophy was assessed due to Operative Link for Gastritis Assessment (OLGA staging system. Results. 75 patients were recruited, 42 of which had epigastric pain (I group and 33 – postprandial distress syndrome (II group due to Rome III criteria (2006. Antral and corpus atrophy were detected at the same frequency in both groups (p>0.05, however the stage of atrophy didn’t exceed I in all cases. Complete antral metaplasia was revealed in 11 (26.2% patients of the I group and 11 (33.3% patients of the II one. Incomplete antral metaplasia was seen in 2 (4.7% patients of the I group and 2 (6.1% patients of the II one. No cases of corpus metaplasia or dysplasia were found. Conclusion. Our study didn’t reveal statistically significant correlation between stage of gastritis, atrophic or metaplastic changes and clinical symptoms of functional dyspepsia. Citation: Svintsitskyy A, Korendovych I, Kuryk O, Solovyova G. [Morphological changes of gastric mucosa depending on functional dyspepsia syndrome]. Morphologia. 2014;8(2:50-5. Ukrainian.

  6. Neuroimmunophysiology of the gastrointestinal mucosa: implications for inflammatory diseases.

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    Powell, D. W.

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    In conclusion, studies of the neuroimmunophysiology of the intestinal mucosa of the past 5-8 years have demonstrated an important role for the immune system in modulating water and electrolyte transport as well as intestinal motility in the gut. Activation of mast cells and phagocytes leads to heightened Cl- and water secretion, as well as changes in intestinal motility which leads to diarrheal states. These diarrheal responses are self-protective; they rid the intestine of offending microorg...

  7. Intestinal mucosa development in broiler chickens fed natural growth promoters

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    Erl, Pelicano; Pa, Souza; Hba, Souza; Df, Figueiredo; Mm, Boiago; Sr, Carvalho; Vf, Bordon

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    This study evaluated the use of probiotics and prebiotics on the histological and morphological indexes of the intestinal mucosa of broilers at 21 days of age. Thirty-six birds were randomly distributed in a 3 x 3 factorial arrangement, considering 3 probiotics and prebiotics sources in the diet. There were 9 treatments with 4 repetitions. Diet treatments were: 1 - Control (without growth promoters); 2 - Bacillus subtilis-based probiotic (Pro 1); 3 - Probiotic (Pool) based on Lactobacillus ac...

  8. Solitary Angiokeratoma of Oral Mucosa: A Rare Presentation

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    Shrikant Sonune; Mahesh Gabhane; Gaurav Agrawal; Ashok Patil; Shilpa Kandalgaonkar; Suyog Tupsakhare

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    Solitary angiokeratoma of oral mucosa is rare entity. The term Angiokeratoma is used to refer to several lesions, whose common denominator is the presence of dilated blood vessels in association with epidermal hyperplasia. Mucosal involvement, including oral cavity is occasionally found either as a component of the systemic variety, cutaneous involvement or isolated oral involvement. Clinically, the lesion is irregular, whitish to dark brown in color, with female predominance. The etiological...

  9. Local immunoglobulin e in the nasal mucosa: clinical implications.

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    De Schryver, Els; Devuyst, Lien; Derycke, Lara; Dullaers, Melissa; Van Zele, Thibaut; Bachert, Claus; Gevaert, Philippe

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    Immunoglobulin E (IgE) can be highly elevated in the airway mucosa independently of IgE serum levels and atopic status. Mostly, systemic markers are assessed to investigate inflammation in airway disease for research or clinical practice. A more accurate but more cumbersome approach to determine inflammation at the target organ would be to evaluate markers locally. We review evidence for local production of IgE in allergic rhinitis (AR) and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). Diagnostic and therapeutic consequences in clinical practice are discussed. We describe that the airway mucosa has the intrinsic capability to produce IgE. Moreover, not only do IgE-positive B cells reside within the mucosa, but all tools are present locally for affinity maturation by somatic hypermutation (SHM), clonal expansion, and class switch recombination to IgE. Recognizing local IgE in the absence of systemic IgE has diagnostic and therapeutic consequences. Therefore, we emphasize the importance of local IgE in patients with a history of AR or CRSwNP. PMID:25749769

  10. Presence of highly oncogenic human papillomavirus in the oral mucosa of asymptomatic men

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    Ana Paula, Machado; Flávia Gatto de, Almeida; Camila Mareti, Bonin; Thiago Theodoro Martins, Prata; Leandro Sobrinho, Ávilla; Cacilda Tezelli Junqueira, Padovani; Alda Maria Teixeira, Ferreira; Carlos Eurico dos Santos, Fernandes; Inês Aparecida, Tozetti.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify highly oncogenic forms of human papillomavirus in the oral mucosa of asymptomatic men. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed samples of exfoliated cells from the oral cavity of 559 asymptomatic men. DNA-human papillomavirus was detected using the [...] consensus primers PGMY09/11; viral genotyping was performed using type-specific PCR and restriction fragment length polymorphism. RESULTS: DNA-human papillomavirus was detected in 1.3% of the study participants and of those 42.8% were infected by more than one type of virus. Viral types included HPV6, 11, 89 (low oncogenic risk), and HPV52, 53 (high oncogenic risk). Increased vulnerability to human papillomavirus infection was observed in individuals aged over 26 years, among those who reported oral sex practices, and in those who have had more than 16 sexual partners since first engaging in sexual intercourse. CONCLUSIONS: There was a low prevalence of human papillomavirus detection in the oral mucosa of asymptomatic men. Highly oncogenic human papillomavirus types and infection by more than one viral type was observed. Oral sex practices and a large number of sexual partners may increase the risk of acquiring human papillomavirus infection.

  11. Inflammatory bowel disease activity assessed by fecal calprotectin and lactoferrin: correlation with laboratory parameters, clinical, endoscopic and histological indexes

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    Rossini Lucio

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Research has shown that fecal biomarkers are useful to assess the activity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD. The aim of the study is: to evaluate the efficacy of the fecal lactoferrin and calprotectin as indicators of inflammatory activity. Findings A total of 78 patients presenting inflammatory bowel disease were evaluated. Blood tests, the Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI, Mayo Disease Activity Index (MDAI, and Crohn's Disease Endoscopic Index of Severity (CDEIS were used for the clinical and endoscopic evaluation. Two tests were performed on the fecal samples, to check the levels of calprotectin and lactoferrin. The performance of these fecal markers for detection of inflammation with reference to endoscopic and histological inflammatory activity was assessed and calculated sensitivity, specificity, accuracy. A total of 52 patient's samples whose histological evaluations showed inflammation, 49 were lactoferrin-positive, and 40 were calprotectin-positive (p = 0.000. Lactoferrin and calprotectin findings correlated with C-reactive protein in both the CD and UC groups (p = 0.006; p = 0.000, with CDAI values (p = 0.043; 0.010, CDEIS values in DC cases (p = 0,000; 0.000, and with MDAI values in UC cases (p = 0.000. Conclusion Fecal lactoferrin and calprotectin are highly sensitive and specific markers for detecting intestinal inflammation. Levels of fecal calprotectin have a proportional correlation to the degree of inflammation of the intestinal mucosa.

  12. A pedunculated polyp-shaped small-bowel lymphangioma causing gastrointestinal bleeding and treated by double-balloon enteroscopy

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    Akihiko Kida

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a rare case of a small-bowel lymphangioma causing massive gastrointestinal (GI bleeding that we successfully diagnosed and treated using double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE. An 81-year-old woman suffering from repeated GI bleeding of unknown origin underwent a capsule endoscopy at a previous hospital. She was suspected of having bleeding from the jejunum, and was referred to our department for diagnosis and treatment. An oral DBE revealed a 20 mm × 10 mm, regularly surfaced, white to yellowish, elongated, pedunculated jejunal polyp with small erosions at 10 cm distal to the ligament of Treiz. Since no other source of bleeding was identified by endoscopy in the deep jejunum, an endoscopic polypectomy (EP was performed for this lesion. A subsequent histopathological examination of the resected polyp showed clusters of lymphatic vessels with marked cystic dilatation in the submucosa and the deep layer of the lamina propria mucosae. These characteristics are consistent with the typical features of small-bowel lymphangioma with erosions. Although clipping hemostasis was performed during EP, re-bleeding occurred. Finally, a complete hemostasis was achieved by performing an additional argon plasma coagulation.

  13. FoxP3(+)CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells with regulatory properties can be cultured from colonic mucosa of patients with Crohn's disease.

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    RØmer, Johanne Lade

    2005-01-01

    Summary CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells (T(regs)) are involved in the maintenance of peripheral tolerance and ensure a balanced immune response competent of fighting pathogens and at the same time recognizing commensals as harmless. This feature is lost in Crohn's disease (CD). The forkhead/winged helix transcription factor FoxP3 is a master gene for T(reg) function and defects in the FoxP3 gene lead to a clinical picture similar to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Murine colitis can be cured by adoptive transfer of T(regs) and ex vivo-generated gut-specific T(regs) represent an attractive option for therapy in CD. Thus, defective T(regs) could contribute to the development of CD. We cultured biopsies of colonic mucosa in the presence of high concentrations of interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-4 to overcome the anergic nature of naturally occurring CD4(+)CD25(+) T(regs) in the mucosa. We investigated the expression of FoxP3 and regulatory potential of gut-derived CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells cultured from patients with CDand healthy individuals. The FoxP3 expression was analysed by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and the suppressive effect of FoxP3(+)CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells on proliferation and cytokine production of autologous CD4(+) T cells was assessed by flow cytometry. Cultured gut-derived T cells with CD4(+)CD25(+) phenotype expressed FoxP3 and were able as the freshly isolated T(regs) from peripheral blood to suppress proliferation and cytokine production of autologous CD4(+) T cells. Thus, we demonstrate that FoxP3(+)CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells with regulatory properties can be propagated in vitro from inflamed mucosa of CD patients, which may be of interest in adoptive immunotherapy.

  14. Role of antispasmodics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Annaházi, Anita; Róka, Richárd; Rosztóczy, András; Wittmann, Tibor

    2014-05-28

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-lasting, relapsing disorder characterized by abdominal pain/discomfort and altered bowel habits. Intestinal motility impairment and visceral hypersensitivity are the key factors among its multifactorial pathogenesis, both of which require effective treatment. Voltage-gated calcium channels mediate smooth muscle contraction and endocrine secretion and play important roles in neuronal transmission. Antispasmodics are a group of drugs that have been used in the treatment of IBS for decades. Alverine citrate, a spasmolytic, decreases the sensitivity of smooth muscle contractile proteins to calcium, and it is a selective 5-HT1A receptor antagonist. Alverine, in combination with simethicone, has been demonstrated to effectively reduce abdominal pain and discomfort in a large placebo-controlled trial. Mebeverine is a musculotropic agent that potently blocks intestinal peristalsis. Non-placebo-controlled trials have shown positive effects of mebeverine in IBS regarding symptom control; nevertheless, in recent placebo-controlled studies, mebeverine did not exhibit superiority over placebo. Otilonium bromide is poorly absorbed from the GI tract, where it acts locally as an L-type calcium channel blocker, an antimuscarinic and a tachykinin NK2 receptor antagonist. Otilonium has effectively reduced pain and improved defecation alterations in placebo-controlled trials in IBS patients. Pinaverium bromide is also an L-type calcium channel blocker that acts locally in the GI tract. Pinaverium improves motility disorders and consequently reduces stool problems in IBS patients. Phloroglucinol and trimethylphloroglucinol are non-specific antispasmodics that reduced pain in IBS patients in a placebo-controlled trial. Antispasmodics have excellent safety profiles. T-type calcium channel blockers can abolish visceral hypersensitivity in animal models, which makes them potential candidates for the development of novel therapeutic agents in the treatment of IBS. PMID:24876726

  15. Telemedicine in inflammatory bowel disease: opportunities and approaches.

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    Aguas Peris, Mariam; Del Hoyo, Javier; Bebia, Paloma; Faubel, Raquel; Barrios, Alejandra; Bastida, Guillermo; Valdivieso, Bernardo; Nos, Pilar

    2015-02-01

    This review article summarizes the evidence about telemedicine applications (e.g., telemonitoring, teleconsulting, and tele-education) in the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and we aim to give an overview of the acceptance and impact of these interventions on health outcomes. Based on the literature search on "inflammatory bowel disease," "Crohn's disease" and "ulcerative colitis" in combination with "e-health," "telemedicine," and "telemanagement," we selected 58 titles and abstracts published up to June 2014 and searched in PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Database, Web of Science and Conference Proceedings. Titles and abstracts were screened for a set of inclusion criteria: e-health intervention, IBD as the main disease, and a primary study performed. Finally, 16 were included for full reading, data extraction, and critical appraisal of the evaluation. Most studies use telemonitoring (home telemanagement system or web portal) and telecare (real-time telephone and image) as telemedicine applications and assessed the feasibility and acceptance of these systems, adherence to treatment, quality of life, and patient knowledge, particularly in patients with ulcerative colitis. Furthermore, some of these studies evaluated the patients' empowerment, health care costs, and safety of telemonitoring in IBD. In conclusion, the health outcomes of telemedicine applications in IBD suggest that these could be implemented in clinical practice because they are safe and feasible applications that are well accepted by the patient and improve adherence, quality of life, and disease knowledge. Further studies with large sample sizes and complex diseases are needed to confirm these results. PMID:25437818

  16. Mecanoreceptores da mucosa palatina de avestruz (Struthio camelus: estudo ao microscópio de luz Mechanoreceptors of the palatine mucosa of ostrich (Struthio camelus: light microscope study

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    Juliana P. Guimarães

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados corpúsculos de Herbst da mucosa palatina de avestruz em nível de microscopia de luz. Os corpúsculos compõem-se de uma cápsula externa, cápsula interna e axônio central. A cápsula externa apresentou numerosas lamelas, enquanto que a cápsula interna mostrou estrutura de folhas compactas. Os corpúsculos apresentaram formato ovalado ou circular e circundado por espessos feixes de fibras colágenas. Cada lamela estava composta de uma densa rede de fibras espessas. Os axônios terminais estavam situados ao longo do eixo, terminando em um bulbo terminal. As fibras da cápsula externa, coradas por Picrosirius e examinadas no microscópio óptico sob luz polarizada, revelou a presença de fibras colágenas do tipo I em verde e na região periférica observou-se grande quantidade de fibras colágenas do tipo III. Os corpúsculos apresentaram-se envoltos por células planas e envoltos por fibras colágenas.Herbst corpuscles of the palatine mucosa of ostrich were studied by light microscopy. The corpuscles are composed of an outer core, inner core and central nerve terminal. The outer core presents numerous lamellae, while the inner core shows compact structure of cytoplasm sheets. The corpuscles are elongate or oval in shape and are surrounded by bundles of collagen fibers. Each lamella is composed of a dense network of thick fibrils. The terminal axons are located along the axis and form a bulb terminal. The fibers of external core stained by Picrosirius and examined by polarized light microscopy revealed to be green in color like type I collagen fibers, and at the periphery is a large amount of collagen type III. The corpuscles are surrounded by flat cells and dense collagen fibers at the periphery.

  17. Mecanoreceptores da mucosa palatina de avestruz (Struthio camelus): estudo ao microscópio de luz / Mechanoreceptors of the palatine mucosa of ostrich (Struthio camelus): light microscope study

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    Juliana P., Guimarães; Renata B., Mari; Maria Angélica, Miglino; Francisco J., Hernandez-Blasquez; Ii-sei, Watanabe.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados corpúsculos de Herbst da mucosa palatina de avestruz em nível de microscopia de luz. Os corpúsculos compõem-se de uma cápsula externa, cápsula interna e axônio central. A cápsula externa apresentou numerosas lamelas, enquanto que a cápsula interna mostrou estrutura de folhas compacta [...] s. Os corpúsculos apresentaram formato ovalado ou circular e circundado por espessos feixes de fibras colágenas. Cada lamela estava composta de uma densa rede de fibras espessas. Os axônios terminais estavam situados ao longo do eixo, terminando em um bulbo terminal. As fibras da cápsula externa, coradas por Picrosirius e examinadas no microscópio óptico sob luz polarizada, revelou a presença de fibras colágenas do tipo I em verde e na região periférica observou-se grande quantidade de fibras colágenas do tipo III. Os corpúsculos apresentaram-se envoltos por células planas e envoltos por fibras colágenas. Abstract in english Herbst corpuscles of the palatine mucosa of ostrich were studied by light microscopy. The corpuscles are composed of an outer core, inner core and central nerve terminal. The outer core presents numerous lamellae, while the inner core shows compact structure of cytoplasm sheets. The corpuscles are e [...] longate or oval in shape and are surrounded by bundles of collagen fibers. Each lamella is composed of a dense network of thick fibrils. The terminal axons are located along the axis and form a bulb terminal. The fibers of external core stained by Picrosirius and examined by polarized light microscopy revealed to be green in color like type I collagen fibers, and at the periphery is a large amount of collagen type III. The corpuscles are surrounded by flat cells and dense collagen fibers at the periphery.

  18. Subtypes of irritable bowel syndrome based on abdominal pain/discomfort severity and bowel pattern

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    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has traditionally been classified by stooling pattern (e.g., diarrhea-predominant). However, other patterns of symptoms have long been recognized, e.g., pain severity. Our objective was to examine the utility of subtyping women with IBS based on pain/discomfort severit...

  19. Leishmaniose mucosa: considerações epidemiológicas e de tratamento Mucosal leishmaniasis: epidemiological and treatment considerations Leishmaniasis mucosa: consideraciones epidemiológicas y de tratamiento

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    Full Text Available Na região Sul do Brasil, a leishmaniose tegumentar americana predomina no Estado do Paraná, especialmente ao Norte e Oeste, onde um dos circuitos de produção da doença é localizado. Estima-se que 3 a 5% dos casos de leishmaniose cutânea desenvolvam lesão mucosa, e que cerca de 1% destas podem evoluir para óbito. De longa data, as drogas de escolha para tratamento da doença são os compostos antimoniais sob a forma de sais pentavalentes. O objetivo deste estudo foi descrever características epidemiológicas e de tratamento dos pacientes com leishmaniose mucosa, diagnosticados no período de 2001 a 2007, em municípios localizados na área de abrangência da 13ª Regional de Saúde, com sede no município de Cianorte, no Paraná. As informações foram coletadas do prontuário ambulatorial e das fichas de investigação epidemiológicas do Sistema de Notificação e Informação de Agravos. No período estudado, foram notificados 505 casos de leishmaniose tegumentar americana, 30 deles (6% na forma mucosa. Foram incluídos no estudo pacientes com diagnóstico de leishmaniose mucosa, que apresentavam exames complementares realizados antes e durante o tratamento. Os resultados evidenciaram a necessidade de acompanhamento cuidadoso dos doentes nas equipes de saúde, dado a possível evolução e presença de efeitos medicamentosos indesejáveis nos pacientes afetados pela condição. In South Brazil, American tegumentary leishmaniasis is predominant at Paraná, specially on the North and West areas, where it is localized one of the disease’s production circuits. It is believed that 3 to 5% of the cases evolve to the mucosal form, and that 1% of these can evolve to death. There is a long time that first choice drugs to treat this disease are the antimony compounds as pentavalent salts. The purpose of this study was to describe epidemiological and treatment characteristics of patients with mucosal leishmaniasis, who were diagnosed during the period from 2001 to 2007 in cities located on the coverage area of the 13 Heath Regional, which is situated in Cianorte, Paraná. The data were collected at the outpatient medical records and the System of Notifications and Information of Diseases epidemiological investigation records. During the mentioned period, 505 cases of American tegumentary leishmaniasis were notified, 30 of them (6% as the mucosal form. In this study, the patients included were those with diagnosis of mucosal leishmaniasis that had complementary exams performed before and during the treatment. The results showed the need of patients’ careful monitoring by health teams, due to the possible evolution of the disease and the presence of unwanted drug effects. En la región Sur de Brasil, la leishmaniasis tegumentaria americana predomina en el estado de Paraná, principalmente al Norte y Oeste del país, donde está localizado uno de los circuitos de producción de la enfermedad. Se estima que de 3 a 5% de los casos de leishmaniasis cutánea desenvuelvan lesión mucosa, y que cerca de 1% de ellas puedan acabar en muerte. Por mucho tiempo, las drogas escogidas para tratar la enfermedad son los compuestos antimoniales bajo la forma de sales pentavalentes. El objetivo de este estudio fue describir características epidemiológicas y de tratamiento de los pacientes con leishmaniasis mucosa, diagnosticados en el periodo de 2001 a 2007, en municipios localizados en el área de estudio de la 13ª Regional de la Salud, localizada en el municipio de Cianorte, Paraná. Las informaciones fueron colectadas del registro médico y de los papeles de investigación epidemiológicos del SINAN (Sistema de Notificación e Información de Agravios. En el periodo estudiado, fueron notificados 505 casos de leishmaniasis tegumentaria americana, 30 de los cuales (6% en forma mucosa. Fueron incluidos en el estudio pacientes diagnosticados con leishmaniasis mucosa, que poseían exámenes complementares realizados antes y durante el tratamiento. Los resultados evidenciaron la necesidad de cuidadosamente acompaña

  20. Effect of ochratoxin A on the intestinal mucosa and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues in broiler chickens.

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    Solcan, Carmen; Pavel, Geta; Floristean, Viorel Cezar; Chiriac, Ioan Sorin Beschea; ?lencu, Bogdan Gabriel; Solcan, Gheorghe

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    The immunotoxic effect of ochratoxin A (OTA) on the intestinal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue and its cytotoxic action on the intestinal epithelium were studied in broiler chickens experimentally treated with the toxin. From the 7th day of life, 80 male broiler chickens (Ross 308) were randomly divided into four groups of 20 birds each. The three experimental groups (E1-3) were treated with OTA for 28 days (E1: 50 ?g/kg body weight [bw]/day; E2: 20 ?g/kg bw/day; E3: 1 ?g/kg bw/day) and the fourth group served as control. Histological examination of the intestinal mucosa and immunohistochemical staining for identification of CD4+, CD8+, TCR1 and TCR2 lymphocytes in the duodenum, jejunum and ileocaecal junction were performed, and CD4+/CD8+ and TCR1/TCR2 ratios were calculated. OTA toxicity resulted in decreased body weight gain, poorer feed conversion ratio, lower leukocyte and lymphocyte count, and altered intestinal mucosa architecture. After 14 days of exposure to OTA, immunohistochemistry showed a significant reduction of the lymphocyte population in the intestinal epithelium and the lamina propria. After 28 days of exposure, an increase in the CD4+ and CD8+ values in both the duodenum and jejunum of chickens in Groups E1 and E2 was observed, but the TCR1 and TCR2 lymphocyte counts showed a significant reduction. No significant changes were observed in Group E3. The results indicate that OTA induced a decrease in leukocyte and lymphocyte counts and was cytotoxic to the intestinal epithelium and the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, altering the intestinal barrier and increasing susceptibility to various associated diseases. PMID:25655413

  1. Processo inflamatório em mucosa de reservatórios ileais de doentes assintomáticos / Inflammatory activity of pelvic ileal pouches mucosa in asymptomatic patients

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    Raquel Franco, Leal; Maria de Lourdes Setsuko, Ayrizono; Marciane, Milanski; João José, Fagundes; Andressa, Coope; Sandro Nunes, Ângelo; Lício Augusto, Velloso; Cláudio Saddy Rodrigues, Coy.

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    Full Text Available A inflamação inespecífica do reservatório ileal (RI) após retocolectomia total é a complicação pós-operatória mais comum nos doentes operados por retocolite ulcerativa inespecífica (RCUI). Os mecanismos imunológicos envolvidos na etiologia não são totalmente conhecidos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a ativação [...] de STAT-1 e a expressão da citocina INF-? em mucosa de RI endoscópica e histologicamente normal, de doentes operados por RCUI e PAF, assintomáticos. CASUISTICA E MÉTODOS: Estudou-se 18 doentes submetidos à retocolectomia total com RI em "J", sendo nove com RCUI e nove com polipose adenomatosa familiar (PAF). Realizou-se biópsias da mucosa dos RI e de íleo terminal. As expressões de INF-? e a ativação de STAT-1 foram avaliadas por meio de imunoblot de extrato protéico total. RESULTADOS: A ativação de STAT-1 foi maior em mucosa de RI de doentes operados por RCUI, quando comparada aos grupos PAF e Controle (p0.05). CONCLUSÃO: Estes achados podem justificar a maior susceptibilidade dos doentes com RCUI à inflamação inespecífica do RI quando comparados aos portadores de PAF, sendo a principal via inflamatória similar à verificada na RCUI. Abstract in english Pouchitis after total retocolectomy is the most common complication in ulcerative colitis (UC). The immunological mechanisms involved in the genesis of pouchitis are unclear. PURPOSE: To evaluate STAT-1 activation and IFN-ã expression in normal ileal pouch mucosa. METHODS: Eighteen asymptomatic pati [...] ents submitted to total retocolectomy and J pouch, were evaluated, being nine with UC and nine with FAP. The activation of STAT-1 and expressions of the cytokine were determined by immunoblot of total protein extracts from pouch mucosal biopsies. RESULTS: STAT-1 activation was increased in UC, when compared to FAP and controls. Higher levels of IFN-? expression were observed in UC when compared to control group, but was similar to FAP. CONCLUSIONS: These findings could explain a higher susceptibility to this inflammatory complication in UC when compared to FAP, which may be similar to UC disease.

  2. Processo inflamatório em mucosa de reservatórios ileais de doentes assintomáticos Inflammatory activity of pelvic ileal pouches mucosa in asymptomatic patients

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    Raquel Franco Leal

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A inflamação inespecífica do reservatório ileal (RI após retocolectomia total é a complicação pós-operatória mais comum nos doentes operados por retocolite ulcerativa inespecífica (RCUI. Os mecanismos imunológicos envolvidos na etiologia não são totalmente conhecidos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a ativação de STAT-1 e a expressão da citocina INF-? em mucosa de RI endoscópica e histologicamente normal, de doentes operados por RCUI e PAF, assintomáticos. CASUISTICA E MÉTODOS: Estudou-se 18 doentes submetidos à retocolectomia total com RI em "J", sendo nove com RCUI e nove com polipose adenomatosa familiar (PAF. Realizou-se biópsias da mucosa dos RI e de íleo terminal. As expressões de INF-? e a ativação de STAT-1 foram avaliadas por meio de imunoblot de extrato protéico total. RESULTADOS: A ativação de STAT-1 foi maior em mucosa de RI de doentes operados por RCUI, quando comparada aos grupos PAF e Controle (p0.05. CONCLUSÃO: Estes achados podem justificar a maior susceptibilidade dos doentes com RCUI à inflamação inespecífica do RI quando comparados aos portadores de PAF, sendo a principal via inflamatória similar à verificada na RCUI.Pouchitis after total retocolectomy is the most common complication in ulcerative colitis (UC. The immunological mechanisms involved in the genesis of pouchitis are unclear. PURPOSE: To evaluate STAT-1 activation and IFN-ã expression in normal ileal pouch mucosa. METHODS: Eighteen asymptomatic patients submitted to total retocolectomy and J pouch, were evaluated, being nine with UC and nine with FAP. The activation of STAT-1 and expressions of the cytokine were determined by immunoblot of total protein extracts from pouch mucosal biopsies. RESULTS: STAT-1 activation was increased in UC, when compared to FAP and controls. Higher levels of IFN-? expression were observed in UC when compared to control group, but was similar to FAP. CONCLUSIONS: These findings could explain a higher susceptibility to this inflammatory complication in UC when compared to FAP, which may be similar to UC disease.

  3. Um caso particular de granuloma de sílica na mucosa nasal A particular case of silica granuloma in nasal mucosa

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    Ivo Bussoloti Filho

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available A silicose é uma doença granulomatosa que acomete o pulmão de pessoas expostas a cristais de sílica, porém não encontramos na revisão de literatura outro caso acometendo a mucosa nasal. Trata-se de uma paciente de 46 anos que começou a apresentar queda de dorso nasal em área K e rinorréia sanguinolenta, tendo evoluindo para perfuração de septo; ao exame a mucosa apresentava aspecto granuloso de onde foi colhido material para exame anátomo-patológico que revelou cristais de sílica em meio a processo inflamatório linfoplasmocitário. Não foi encontrada a forma de exposição à sílica nessa paciente, que depois de um período de 3 anos sem sintomas, sem formação de crostas nasais ou alteração do aspecto externo da pirâmide nasal, foi submetida à rinoplastia para correção do afundamento em dorso nasal. Esse caso não deve ser considerado apenas como curiosidade, mas como uma doença cuja patogenia não está esclarecida.Silicosis is a granulomatous disease affecting lungs in people exposed to silica particles, however it has never been described affecting the nasal mucosa. The authors report a case of a 46-years-old female patient, with a saddle deformity in the K area of the nasal dorsum associated to bloody rhinorrea, and developing a septal perforation. The nasal mucosa revealing a granulous aspect where a biopsy was performed, that showed silica cristals and linfoplasmocitary inflammatory process. The patient denied contact with silica cristals. After three years without symptoms, crusting in nasal cavity or alteration of the aspect of the nasal pyramid, a rhinoplasty was performed. This case raises doubts about the pathogenesis of silicosis in airway cavities other than the lungs.

  4. Um caso particular de granuloma de sílica na mucosa nasal / A particular case of silica granuloma in nasal mucosa

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    Ivo, Bussoloti Filho; Alessandra E. da, Silva; Arnaldo, Szajubok; Carmen L. P., Lancellotti.

    2002-08-01

    Full Text Available A silicose é uma doença granulomatosa que acomete o pulmão de pessoas expostas a cristais de sílica, porém não encontramos na revisão de literatura outro caso acometendo a mucosa nasal. Trata-se de uma paciente de 46 anos que começou a apresentar queda de dorso nasal em área K e rinorréia sanguinole [...] nta, tendo evoluindo para perfuração de septo; ao exame a mucosa apresentava aspecto granuloso de onde foi colhido material para exame anátomo-patológico que revelou cristais de sílica em meio a processo inflamatório linfoplasmocitário. Não foi encontrada a forma de exposição à sílica nessa paciente, que depois de um período de 3 anos sem sintomas, sem formação de crostas nasais ou alteração do aspecto externo da pirâmide nasal, foi submetida à rinoplastia para correção do afundamento em dorso nasal. Esse caso não deve ser considerado apenas como curiosidade, mas como uma doença cuja patogenia não está esclarecida. Abstract in english Silicosis is a granulomatous disease affecting lungs in people exposed to silica particles, however it has never been described affecting the nasal mucosa. The authors report a case of a 46-years-old female patient, with a saddle deformity in the K area of the nasal dorsum associated to bloody rhino [...] rrea, and developing a septal perforation. The nasal mucosa revealing a granulous aspect where a biopsy was performed, that showed silica cristals and linfoplasmocitary inflammatory process. The patient denied contact with silica cristals. After three years without symptoms, crusting in nasal cavity or alteration of the aspect of the nasal pyramid, a rhinoplasty was performed. This case raises doubts about the pathogenesis of silicosis in airway cavities other than the lungs.

  5. Small bowel angiodysplasia and novel disease associations: a cohort study.

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    Holleran, Grainne

    2013-04-01

    Gastrointestinal angiodysplasias recurrently bleed, accounting for 3-5% of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. The advent of small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) has led to an increased recognition of small bowel angiodysplasias (SBAs) but little is known about their etiology. Previous small cohorts and case reports suggest an equal gender incidence and associations with cardiovascular disease, renal impairment, and coagulopathies.

  6. Guidelines for Bowel Preparation before Video Capsule Endoscopy.

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    Song, Hyun Joo; Moon, Jeong Seop; Do, Jae Hyuk; Cha, In Hye; Yang, Chang Hun; Choi, Myung-Gyu; Jeen, Yoon Tae; Kim, Hyun Jung

    2013-03-01

    The preparation for video capsule endoscopy (VCE) of the bowel suggested by manufacturers of capsule endoscopy systems consists only of a clear liquid diet and an 8-hour fast. While there is evidence for a benefit from bowel preparation for VCE, so far there is no domestic consensus on the preparation regimen in Korea. Therefore, we performed this study to recommend guidelines for bowel preparation before VCE. The guidelines on VCE were developed by the Korean Gut Image Study Group, part of the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Four key questions were selected. According to our guidelines, bowel preparation with polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution enhances small bowel visualization quality (SBVQ) and diagnostic yield (DY), but it has no effect on cecal completion rate (CR). Bowel preparation with 2 L of PEG solution is similar to that with 4 L of PEG in terms of the SBVQ, DY, and CR of VCE. Bowel preparation with fasting or PEG solution combined with simethicone enhances the SBVQ, but it does not affect the CR of VCE. Bowel preparation with prokinetics does not enhance the SBVQ, DY, or CR of VCE. PMID:23614124

  7. CT enteroclysis in the diagnostics of small bowel diseases

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    Background: The role of CT enteroclysis is gaining on importance in the diagnostics of small bowel diseases. The aim of the study was to present own experiences in CT enteroclysis application, with the use of a 64-detector CT unit. Material/Methods: CT enteroclyses were performed in 60 patients: 53 with the suspicion of the Crohns disease, 2 suspected for carcinoid, 1 with suspicion of the fistula between the small bowel and the bladder, 2 suspected for the tumor of the ileo-caecal region, and in 1 case, the aim of examination was to carry out an evaluation of the postsurgical state of the bowel-bowel anastomosis. We used own endoscopic technique of catheter insertion into the bowel, which shortens the examination time and improves patients comfort. Results: The catheter was correctly introduced into the small bowel in 58 patients (endoscopy had to be repeated in 4 cases). Only 2 examinations failed, because patients refused repeated endoscopy. Radiological signs of the Crohns disease were found in 50 out of 53 patients. In the 3 remaining patients, the appearance of the small bowel was normal. In 5 non-Crohns disease patients, CT enteroclysis enabled a good visualization of the pathology (tumors, fistula). Conclusions: CT enteroclysis with the use of the 64-detector CT unit is a valuable method in the diagnostics of small bowel diseases. It could supplement or precede capsule endoscopy. (authors)

  8. FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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  9. The heart in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Tsianos E.V.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available SUMMARY Cardiovascular involvement in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD has been occasionally reported, mainly in the form of case reports. Endocardium derangement in IBD involves endocarditis and subendocardial abscess. Endocarditis may occur as a result of septicemia or due to the prolonged use of total parental nutrition (TPN catheters or/and immunosuppression. The cause of endocarditis may be bacterial or fungal and require surgery in several cases. Prophylaxis for endocarditis in selected IBD patients is discussed. Myocarditis or perimyocarditis in IBD is reported as an autoimmune phenomenon during bowel disease excacerbations or as a side-effect of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA formulations. Ulcerative colitis (UC patients seem to be at a higher risk for this complication compared to Crohn?s disease (CD patients. Myocardial infarctions, selenium deficiency during TPN, the role of prolonged steroid use and the association with giant cell myocarditis are topics which need further analysis. Pericardium involvement seems to be the most frequent type of cardiovascular complication in IBD caused by drugs (5-ASA, azathioprine, cyclosporine, pericardio-colonic fistulas or unknown causes (idiopathic and it may occasionally be the disease presenting symptom. Coronary artery status and other factors for cardiovascular risk, such as smoking, hyperlipidemia and exercise are also discussed. Electrocardiogram and ultrasonographic changes are not so uncommon and cardiogenic sudden death in IBD is reviewed. Intracavitary coagulation abnormalities, amyloidosis, heart failure and aortitis syndrome are topics included and discussed in this review. A list of tables contributes to a more systemic overview of this current knowledge. Key Words: heart, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn?s diseas

  10. Pulmonary involvement in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Ayd?n Y?lmaz, Nilgün Y?lmaz Demirci, Derya Ho?gün, Enver Üner, Yurdanur Erdo?an, Atila Gökçek, Atalay Ça?lar

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    Full Text Available AIM: To determine the relationship of pulmonary abnormalities and bowel disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD.METHODS: Thirty ulcerative colitis (UC and nine Crohn’s disease patients, and 20 control subjects were enrolled in this prospective study. Detailed clinical information was obtained. Extent and activity of the bowel disease were established endoscopically. Each patient underwent pulmonary function tests and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT. Blood samples for measurement of C-reactive protein (CRP, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, angiotensin converting enzyme and total IgE were delivered by the patients.RESULTS: Ten (25.6% patients had respiratory symptoms. A pulmonary function abnormality was present in 22 of 39 patients. Among all patients, the most prevalent abnormalities in lung functions were a decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1, FEV1/forced vital capacity (FVC, forced expiratory flow (FEF 25%-75%, transfer coefficient for carbon monoxide (DLCO, DLCO/alveolar volume. Increased respiratory symptoms score was associated with high endoscopic activity index in UC patients. Endoscopic and clinical activities in UC patients were correlated with FEV1, FEV1/FVC, and FEF 25%-75%. Smoking status, duration of disease and medication were not correlated with pulmonary physiological test results, HRCT abnormalities, clinical/endoscopic disease activity, CRP, ESR or total IgE level or body mass index.CONCLUSION: It is important that respiratory manifestations are recognized and treated early in IBD. Otherwise, they can lead to destructive and irreversible changes in the airway wall.

  11. The relevance of free fluid between intestinal loops detected by sonography in the clinical assessment of small bowel obstruction in adults

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    Grassi, Roberto; Romano, Stefania E-mail: stefromano@libero.it; D' Amario, Fenesia; Giorgio Rossi, Antonio; Romano, Luigia; Pinto, Fabio; Di Mizio, Roberto

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    Introduction: The main role of the radiologist in the management of patients with suspicion of small bowel obstruction is to help triage patients into those that need immediate surgical intervention from those that require medical therapy or delayed surgery. Ultrasound examination is usually considered not helpful in bowel obstruction because of air in the intestinal lumen that interferes the evaluation of the intestinal loops, however recently some Authors attested the increasing important role of sonography in the acute abdominal disease. Aim of our report is to demonstrate the value of free fluid detected by US in differentiating between low and high-grade small bowel obstruction. Materials and methods: The study is based on 742 consecutive patients who presented symptoms of the acute abdomen; all patients had undergone initial serial abdominal plain film and US examinations prior to any medical intervention. We reviewed the imaging findings of 150 cases in whom small bowel obstruction was clinically suspected and confirmed at surgery. We consider the following radiographic and US findings: dilatation of small bowel loops; bowel wall thickness; presence of air-fluid levels; thickness of valvulae conniventes; evidence of peristalsis; presence and echogenicity of extraluminal fluid. We looked at the value of extraluminal peritoneal fluid at US examination in differentiating low and high-grade small bowel obstruction based on the surgical outcome. Results: In 46 patients altered peristaltic activity, thin bowel walls, fluid filled loops with hyperechoic spots in the bowel segment proximal to obstruction were noted at US, whereas radiographic features were: moderate dilatation of small bowel loops, with thin bowel wall and evidence of numerous and subtle valvulae conniventes; presence of air-fluid levels was also noted. In 70 other patients, US examination revealed all the findings described in the precedent cases and also the presence of free extraluminal fluid; abdominal plain film showed an increased dilatation of small bowel loops with moderate thickened wall and air-fluid levels. In 34 other patients US examination revealed the presence of thick-walled loops, hypoperistalsis and a larger amount of free extraluminal fluid. Radiographic findings in these patients were: horizontal featured and markedly dilated small bowel loops presenting parietal thickness, presence of intraluminal fluid stasis and evidence of thickened, sparse and incomplete valvulae conniventes. At surgery etiology of small bowel obstructions was various, but most of cases related to adhesions (70 cases). The presence of extraluminal fluid were confirmed at surgery in 104 patients. Conclusions: Our experience using sonography in suspicion of SBO (small bowel obstruction) suggests the usefulness of this imaging modality to differentiate a functional or obstructive ileus, demonstrating the evidence of intestinal peristalsis. Furthermore, the presence of a large amount of fluid between dilated small bowel loops suggests worsening mechanical small bowel obstruction, that requires not a medical therapy but immediate surgery.

  12. Trasplante de mucosa oral en la reconstrucción de las vías lagrimales Oral mucosa transplants in restoration of lacrimal canaliculi

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    Bernardo Canto Vidal

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    Full Text Available Se realizaron 143 intervenciones de las vías lagrimales, mediante la técnica quirúrgica de trasplante de mucosa oral con 55 injertos libres y 88 tubulares, a partir del año 1995. Para ello se tuvo en cuenta el examen clínico y radiológico y el tipo de afectación. Con la utilización de las técnicas de injerto libre o tubular de la mucosa se puede restablecer la fisiología lagrimal en los pacientes con mutilaciones por traumatismos o presencia de tumores con disminución del riesgo quirúrgico; además se recomienda por novedosa, práctica y por los buenos resultados obtenidos.143 interventions of lacrimal canaliculi were carried out, throgh surgical technique of oral mucosa transplant (55 free grafts and 88 tutular ones since 1995, bearing in min radiological and clinical examination and type of invelvement. Using technique of free or tubular graft, it is possible restore lacrimal physiology in patients with mutilations from trauma or prevence of tumors thus decreasing surgical risk; this tachnique is recommended by its novelty, usefulness . and by good results obtained.

  13. Trasplante de mucosa oral en la reconstrucción de las vías lagrimales / Oral mucosa transplants in restoration of lacrimal canaliculi

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    Bernardo, Canto Vidal; Bárbara, Suárez Rodríguez.

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    Full Text Available Se realizaron 143 intervenciones de las vías lagrimales, mediante la técnica quirúrgica de trasplante de mucosa oral con 55 injertos libres y 88 tubulares, a partir del año 1995. Para ello se tuvo en cuenta el examen clínico y radiológico y el tipo de afectación. Con la utilización de las técnicas d [...] e injerto libre o tubular de la mucosa se puede restablecer la fisiología lagrimal en los pacientes con mutilaciones por traumatismos o presencia de tumores con disminución del riesgo quirúrgico; además se recomienda por novedosa, práctica y por los buenos resultados obtenidos. Abstract in english 143 interventions of lacrimal canaliculi were carried out, throgh surgical technique of oral mucosa transplant (55 free grafts and 88 tutular ones) since 1995, bearing in min radiological and clinical examination and type of invelvement. Using technique of free or tubular graft, it is possible resto [...] re lacrimal physiology in patients with mutilations from trauma or prevence of tumors thus decreasing surgical risk; this tachnique is recommended by its novelty, usefulness . and by good results obtained.

  14. Trefoil factors in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Aamann, Luise; Vestergaard, Else Marie

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    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which comprises ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The trefoil factors 1, 2, and 3 (TFF1-3) are a family of peptides that play important roles in the protection and repair of epithelial surfaces, including the gastrointestinal tract. TFFs may be involved in IBD pathogenesis and are a potential treatment option. In the present review, we describe the TFF family and their potential role in IBD by summarizing the current knowledge of their expression, possible function and pharmacological role in IBD.

  15. Is bowel preparation for excretory urography necessary?

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    Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the three methods of preparation for excretory urography with regards to image clarity: bowel preparation, together with dietary restriction, dietary restriction alone and no preparation at all. Study Design: Randomized control trail. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Radiology, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, which is a tertiary care hospital. The duration of study was 6 months from Aug 2009 to Feb 2010. Material and Methods: This was a randomized control trial of 588 patients undergoing excretory urography at a tertiary care hospital. Both male and female consecutive ambulatory patients older than 15 years referred for excretory urography were included in the study. The 588 patients were randomly distributed into three separate groups. Group 1 received standard bowel preparation consisting of tablet bisacodyl in a dose of 30 mg. The patients were instructed to fast for 4 hours before starting the laxative and do drink the laxative drug in the afternoon the day before the examination. Group 2 was instructed to only fast for 12 hours before the examination and the group 3 received no preparation at all. All the three groups were advised not to take breakfast and underwent the same examination procedure and then image clarity was assessed. The images were shown to a single consultant who was blind about the group of the patient and bowel preparatory technique which he or she underwent. Images were regarded clear when pelvicalyceal system, ureters and urinary bladder were demonstrated beyond any doubt. Same contrast agent (urografin) was used in all the three groups in a dose according to body weight (1 mg/kg) to exclude its effects on image clarity. Results: Assessment of image clarity was done between group 1 and 2, group 1 and 3 and group 2 and 3. The image clarity in patients of group 1 patients was found to be 94.3% and images were unclear in 5.7%. The image clarity in patients of group 2 was found to be 95.4% and the images were unclear in 4.3%. The image clarity in patients of group 3 was found to be 95.1% and images were unclear in 4.9%. Conclusion: Bowel preparation before excretory urography does not effect the image clarity and should be abandoned. (author)

  16. Inflammatory bowel disease: potential therapeutic strategies

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    Nielsen, O H; Vainer, B

    1997-01-01

    This review deals with potential and possibly primary therapeutics that, through insight into the inflammatory cascade, result in more rational treatment principles replacing the classical therapy of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), i.e. Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). These new therapies might be useful for IBD patients, especially since the 'classical therapy' with agents like glucocorticoids, sulfasalazine, mesalazine, azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, cyclosporin and methotrexate is often only moderately effective and may have important side-effects. Controlled trials of the novel agents mentioned in this review have not yet been performed, however.

  17. Child abuse in the irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Grad, Simona; Grad, C; Baban, Adriana; Dumitra?cu, D

    2014-01-01

    Stress is considered a risk factor for the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One of the main stress sources is represented by the negative life events and trauma suffered in childhood. Several papers have endorsed the hypothesis that youth submitted to stress are prone to develop IBS. We have undertaken a review of the literature, searching all Pubmed papers pertinent to child abuse and IBS. The data suggest that indeed, children submitted to physical, psychological and sexual abuse are at risk to develop IBS as adults. However, cultural diffferences exist. PMID:25509563

  18. Current and emerging drugs for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Triantafillidis JK

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available John K Triantafillidis, Emmanuel Merikas, Filippos GeorgopoulosDepartment of Gastroenterology, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, “Saint Panteleimon” General Hospital, Nicea, GreeceAbstract: During the last decade a large number of biological agents against tumor necrosis factor-? (TNF-?, as well as many biochemical substances and molecules specifically for the medical treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, have been developed. This enormous progress was a consequence of the significant advances in biotechnology along with the increased knowledge of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of IBD. However, conventional therapies remain the cornerstone of treatment for most patients. During recent years conventional and biologic IBD therapies have been optimized. Newer mesalazine formulations with a reduced pill size and only one dose per day demonstrate similar efficacy to older formulations. New corticosteroids retain the efficacy of older corticosteroids while exhibiting a higher safety profile. The role of antibiotics and probiotics has been further clarified. Significant progress in understanding thiopurine metabolism has improved the effective dose along with adjunctive therapies. Quite a large number of substances and therapies, including biologic agents other than TNF-? inhibitors, unfractionated or low-molecular-weight heparin, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, microbes and microbial products, leukocytapheresis, and other substances under investigation, could offer important benefits to our patients. In this paper we review the established and emerging therapeutic strategies in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, treatment, biologic agents, immunosuppressives, mesalazine, antibiotics

  19. Extraintestinal Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Hematological, Vascular and Coagulation, Renal, Pulmonary

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    A. Ilias

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD have been joined with almost every system. Over 100 extraintestinal manifestations have been described. Many of these problems are common in Crohn?s disease and ulcerative colitis but they are more prevalent in Crohn?s disease than in ulcerative colitis. The incidence of extraintestinal manifestations has been estimated from 20% to 40%. It has been shown that if a patient presents with one manifestation, the possibility to develop one more is greater than that expected by chance. This phenomenon suggests a common pathophysiological mechanism of all these conditions. The exact pathophysiological mechanism of extraintestinal manifestations is not known, but generally they could be chronic immune reactions to circulating autoantibodies. For educational reasons, extraintestinal manifestations may be divided into two groups, manifestations associated with active bowel disease (either small or large and problems that occur independently of the presence of inflammation.

  20. Factors influencing quality of bowel preparation for colonoscopy

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    Ronald V Romero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent technological advances in colonoscopy have led to improvements in both image enhancement and procedural performance. However, the utility of these technological advancements remain dependent on the quality of bowel preparation during colonoscopy. Poor bowel preparation has been shown to be associated with lower quality indicators of colonoscopy performance, such as reduced cecal intubation rates, increased patient discomfort and lower adenoma detection. The most popular bowel preparation regimes currently used are based on either Polyethylene glycol-electrolyte, a non-absorbable solution, or aqueous sodium phosphate, a low-volume hyperosmotic solution. Statements from various international societies and several reviews have suggested that the efficacy of bowel preparation regimes based on both purgatives are similar, although patients’ compliance with these regimes may differ somewhat. Many studies have now shown that factors other than the type of bowel preparation regime used, can influence the quality of bowel preparation among adult patients undergoing colonoscopy. These factors can be broadly categorized as either patient-related or procedure-related. Studies from both Asia and the West have identified patient-related factors such as an increased age, male gender, presence of co-morbidity and socio-economic status of patients to be associated with poor bowel preparation among adults undergoing routine out-patient colonoscopy. Additionally, procedure-related factors such as adherence to bowel preparation instructions, timing of bowel purgative administration and appointment waiting times for colonoscopy are recognized to influence the quality of colon cleansing. Knowledge of these factors should aid clinicians in modifying bowel preparation regimes accordingly, such that the quality of colonoscopy performance and delivery of service to patients can be optimised.

  1. Estudo epidemiológico do HPV na mucosa oral por meio de PCR Epidemiological study of HPV in oral mucosa through PCR

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    Willys Tristão

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Pertencente à família Papillomaviridae, o papilomavírus humano (HPV é formado por um capsídeo e uma única fita dupla de DNA. Sua infecção ocorre principalmente por forma sexual, apresentando grande tropismo por células cutâneas e mucosas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a presença do HPV em mucosa oral de pacientes assintomáticos e em paralelo correlacionar os hábitos sociais comportamentais com a presença viral. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo de coorte contemporânea com corte transversal. O diagnóstico da presença viral foi realizado por PCR, utilizando os primers gerais MY09/11 em 125 amostras de mucosa oral, submetidas à extração de DNA e PCR para a pesquisa do gene da beta-globina para avaliação da qualidade do DNA extraído. Em paralelo, foi realizado um estudo de questões comportamentais dos pacientes. RESULTADOS: Todas as amostras apresentaram o diagnóstico positivo para o gene da betaglobina. O HPV foi diagnosticado em 23,2% das amostras analisadas. CONCLUSÃO: O vírus esteve presente em 29 dos 125 pacientes, sem que estes apresentassem qualquer manifestação clinicopatológica relacionada com o HPV. Quanto ao comportamento social dos pacientes, concluiu-se que a prática de sexo oral está correlacionada de forma estatisticamente significante com a presença viral, além de o HPV ter sido estatisticamente mais prevalente em pacientes do sexo feminino.The Human Papillomavirus (HPV belongs to the Papillomaviridae family and has a capsid and a single DNA strand. Its infection occurs mainly through sexual intercourse, having an important tropism for skin and mucosal cells. AIM: To evaluate the HPV presence in normal oral mucosa of asymptomatic subjects and; in parallel, to correlate social behavioral habits with the virus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Contemporary cohort cross-sectional study. The HPV was found by PCR, using general primers MY09/11 in 125 oral mucosa samples submitted to DNA extraction and PCR to search for the beta-globin gene in order to assess the quality of the extracted DNA. In parallel, we carried out a study of behavioral issues associated with the patients. RESULTS: All the samples had a positive diagnosis of the beta-hemoglobin gene. HPV was diagnosed in 23.2% of the samples analyzed. CONCLUSION: The virus was present in 29 of the 125 patients, without them having any clinical-pathological manifestation associated with the HPV. As to the social behavior of the patients, we concluded that oral sex is statistically correlated to the virus, and besides the HPV has been statistically more present in female patients.

  2. Estudo epidemiológico do HPV na mucosa oral por meio de PCR / Epidemiological study of HPV in oral mucosa through PCR

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    Willys, Tristão; Rodrigo Metzker Pereira, Ribeiro; Camila Andrea de, Oliveira; Julio Cesar, Betiol; Jussara de Sousa Ribeiro, Bettini.

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Pertencente à família Papillomaviridae, o papilomavírus humano (HPV) é formado por um capsídeo e uma única fita dupla de DNA. Sua infecção ocorre principalmente por forma sexual, apresentando grande tropismo por células cutâneas e mucosas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a presença do HPV em mucosa oral de pacien [...] tes assintomáticos e em paralelo correlacionar os hábitos sociais comportamentais com a presença viral. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo de coorte contemporânea com corte transversal. O diagnóstico da presença viral foi realizado por PCR, utilizando os primers gerais MY09/11 em 125 amostras de mucosa oral, submetidas à extração de DNA e PCR para a pesquisa do gene da beta-globina para avaliação da qualidade do DNA extraído. Em paralelo, foi realizado um estudo de questões comportamentais dos pacientes. RESULTADOS: Todas as amostras apresentaram o diagnóstico positivo para o gene da betaglobina. O HPV foi diagnosticado em 23,2% das amostras analisadas. CONCLUSÃO: O vírus esteve presente em 29 dos 125 pacientes, sem que estes apresentassem qualquer manifestação clinicopatológica relacionada com o HPV. Quanto ao comportamento social dos pacientes, concluiu-se que a prática de sexo oral está correlacionada de forma estatisticamente significante com a presença viral, além de o HPV ter sido estatisticamente mais prevalente em pacientes do sexo feminino. Abstract in english The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) belongs to the Papillomaviridae family and has a capsid and a single DNA strand. Its infection occurs mainly through sexual intercourse, having an important tropism for skin and mucosal cells. AIM: To evaluate the HPV presence in normal oral mucosa of asymptomatic subj [...] ects and; in parallel, to correlate social behavioral habits with the virus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Contemporary cohort cross-sectional study. The HPV was found by PCR, using general primers MY09/11 in 125 oral mucosa samples submitted to DNA extraction and PCR to search for the beta-globin gene in order to assess the quality of the extracted DNA. In parallel, we carried out a study of behavioral issues associated with the patients. RESULTS: All the samples had a positive diagnosis of the beta-hemoglobin gene. HPV was diagnosed in 23.2% of the samples analyzed. CONCLUSION: The virus was present in 29 of the 125 patients, without them having any clinical-pathological manifestation associated with the HPV. As to the social behavior of the patients, we concluded that oral sex is statistically correlated to the virus, and besides the HPV has been statistically more present in female patients.

  3. Imaging differentiation of phytobezoar and small-bowel faeces: CT characteristics with quantitative analysis in patients with small- bowel obstruction

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    The objective is to use multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to differentiate phytobezoar impaction and small-bowel faeces in patients with small-bowel obstruction (SBO). We retrospectively reviewed 91 consecutive SBO patients with surgically proven phytobezoars (n = 31) or adhesion with small-bowel faeces (n = 60). Two readers blinded to the diagnosis recorded the following MDCT features: degree of obstruction, transition point, mesenteric fatty stranding, intraperitoneal fluid, air-fluid level, pneumatosis intestinalis, and portal venous gas. MDCT measurements of the food debris length, attenuation, luminal diameter, and wall thickness of the obstructed bowel were also compared. A higher grade of obstruction with an absence of mesenteric fatty stranding and intraperitoneal fluid was more commonly seen in the phytobezoar group than in the small-bowel faeces group (p < 0.01). The food debris length (phytobezoar, 5.7 ± 2.8 cm; small-bowel feces, 20.3 ± 7.9 cm, p < 0.01) and mean attenuation (phytobezoar, -59.6 ± 43.3 Hounsfield units (HU); small-bowel faeces, 8.5 ± 7.7 HU, p <0.01) were significantly different between the two groups. The ROC curve showed that food debris length <9.5 cm and mean attenuation value < -11.75 HU predicted phytobezoar impaction. MDCT features with measurements of the food debris length and mean attenuation assist the differentiation of phytobezoar impaction and small-bowel faeces. (orig.)

  4. Imaging differentiation of phytobezoar and small-bowel faeces: CT characteristics with quantitative analysis in patients with small- bowel obstruction

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    Chen, Ya-Cheng; Liu, Chang-Hsien; Hsu, Hsian-He; Yu, Chih-Yung [Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Taipei (China); Wang, Hong-Hau [Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Taipei (China); Tri-Service General Hospital Songshan Branch, National Defense Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Taipei (China); Fan, Hsiu-Lung [Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei (China); Chen, Ran-Chou [Taipei City Hospital, Department of Radiology, Taipei (China); National Yang-Ming Univeristy, Department of Biochemical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Taipei (China); Chang, Wei-Chou [Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Taipei (China); National Yang-Ming Univeristy, Department of Biochemical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Taipei (China)

    2015-04-01

    The objective is to use multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) to differentiate phytobezoar impaction and small-bowel faeces in patients with small-bowel obstruction (SBO). We retrospectively reviewed 91 consecutive SBO patients with surgically proven phytobezoars (n = 31) or adhesion with small-bowel faeces (n = 60). Two readers blinded to the diagnosis recorded the following MDCT features: degree of obstruction, transition point, mesenteric fatty stranding, intraperitoneal fluid, air-fluid level, pneumatosis intestinalis, and portal venous gas. MDCT measurements of the food debris length, attenuation, luminal diameter, and wall thickness of the obstructed bowel were also compared. A higher grade of obstruction with an absence of mesenteric fatty stranding and intraperitoneal fluid was more commonly seen in the phytobezoar group than in the small-bowel faeces group (p < 0.01). The food debris length (phytobezoar, 5.7 ± 2.8 cm; small-bowel feces, 20.3 ± 7.9 cm, p < 0.01) and mean attenuation (phytobezoar, -59.6 ± 43.3 Hounsfield units (HU); small-bowel faeces, 8.5 ± 7.7 HU, p <0.01) were significantly different between the two groups. The ROC curve showed that food debris length <9.5 cm and mean attenuation value < -11.75 HU predicted phytobezoar impaction. MDCT features with measurements of the food debris length and mean attenuation assist the differentiation of phytobezoar impaction and small-bowel faeces. (orig.)

  5. Small-bowel MRI in children and young adults with Crohn disease: retrospective head-to-head comparison of contrast-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MRI

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    Small-bowel MRI based on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences has been challenged by diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for detection of inflammatory bowel lesions and complications in patients with Crohn disease. To evaluate free-breathing DWI, as compared to contrast-enhanced MRI, in children, adolescents and young adults with Crohn disease. This retrospective study included 33 children and young adults with Crohn disease ages 17 ± 3 years (mean ± standard deviation) and 27 matched controls who underwent small-bowel MRI with contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences and DWI at 1.5 T. The detectability of Crohn manifestations was determined. Concurrent colonoscopy as reference was available in two-thirds of the children with Crohn disease. DWI and contrast-enhanced MRI correctly identified 32 and 31 patients, respectively. All 22 small-bowel lesions and all Crohn complications were detected. False-positive findings (two on DWI, one on contrast-enhanced MRI), compared to colonoscopy, were a result of large-bowel lumen collapse. Inflammatory wall thickening was comparable on DWI and contrast-enhanced MRI. DWI was superior to contrast-enhanced MRI for detection of lesions in 27% of the assessed bowel segments and equal to contrast-enhanced MRI in 71% of segments. DWI facilitates fast, accurate and comprehensive workup in Crohn disease without the need for intravenous administration of contrast medium. Contrast-enhanced MRI is superior in terms of spatial resolution anderior in terms of spatial resolution and multiplanar acquisition. (orig.)

  6. Nutritional therapy of irritable bowel syndrome.

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    Friedman, G

    1989-09-01

    Nutritional factors relative to IBS include diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. Etiologically, foods do not cause IBS. A small percentage of patients with childhood allergic diatheses, usually in association with atopic dermatitis and asthma, may be intolerant to one or more of wheat, corn, dairy products, coffee, tea, or citrus fruits. Diagnostically, many patients labeled as IBS subjects are in fact intolerant to the ingestion of lactose-containing foods, sorbitol, fructose, or combinations of fructose and sorbitol. A precise dietary history will characterize this group. Taken in its broadest context, IBS involves the entire hollow tract inclusive of esophagus, stomach, small bowel, and colon. The symptomatic presentation relative to the hollow organ involved allows the selection of dietary manipulations that may help to reduce symptoms. Gastroesophageal reflux, a consequence of low LES pressure in some IBS patients, may be treated with the elimination of fatty foods, alcohol, chocolate, and peppermint. Delayed gastric emptying may be helped by the elimination of fatty foods and reduction of soluble fiber. Aberrant small bowel motor function may be ameliorated by reduction of lactose, sorbitol, and fructose and the addition of soluble fiber. Gas syndromes may be improved by reduced intake of beans, cabbage, lentils, legumes, apples, grapes, and raisins. Colonic motor dysfunction may be overcome by the gradual addition of combinations of soluble and insoluble fiber-containing foods and supplements. The selective use of activated charcoal and simethicone may be helpful. PMID:2553606

  7. Biologic concentration testing in inflammatory bowel disease.

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    Vaughn, Byron P; Sandborn, William J; Cheifetz, Adam S

    2015-06-01

    Anti-TNF medications have revolutionized the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. However, despite an initial robust effect, loss of response is common and long-term results are disappointing. Much of this lack of durability may be due to inadequate dose optimization, and recent studies suggest a correlation between serum drug concentrations and clinical outcomes. Currently, in clinical practice, measurement of drug concentrations and antibodies to drug are typically performed only when a patient presents with active inflammatory bowel disease symptoms or during a potential immune-mediated reaction to anti-TNF ("reactive" setting). However, proactive monitoring of anti-TNF concentrations with titration to a therapeutic window (i.e., therapeutic concentration monitoring) represents a new strategy with many potential clinical benefits including prevention of immunogenicity, less need for IFX rescue therapy, and greater durability of IFX treatment. This review will cover the salient features of anti-TNF pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and provide a rational approach for the use of anti-TNF concentration testing in both the reactive and proactive settings. PMID:25590953

  8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Therapy for Active Disease

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    Konstantina D. Paraskeva

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The optimal therapy for active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD is individualized according to the severity and the location of the disease and furthermore, the particular needs of each patient. For ulcerative colitis (UC, topical therapy can be useful in distal disease and the higher the dose of 5 ASA the better the response. In Crohn?s disease (CD, budesonide is a promising treatment for mild to moderate ileitis and rightsided colitis. The anti-tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a antibody infliximab is an effective therapy for moderate to severe inflammatory and fistulizing Crohn?s disease. Recent studies have shown that infliximab is also effective in the treatment of moderate to severe UC. For both UC and CD, corticosteroids still remain the mainstay of treatment in active disease. The therapeutic goals in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD include induction of remission in patients with active disease and maintenance of remission in those with quiescent disease. Furthermore, therapy should prevent disease complications. This review is focused on the standard therapeutic options for inducing remission in patients with active IBD.

  9. Irritable bowel syndrome: Diagnosis and pathogenesis

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    Magdy El-Salhy

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS is a common gastrointestinal (GI disorder that considerably reduces the quality of life. It further represents an economic burden on society due to the high consumption of healthcare resources and the non-productivity of IBS patients. The diagnosis of IBS is based on symptom assessment and the Rome III criteria. A combination of the Rome III criteria, a physical examination, blood tests, gastroscopy and colonoscopy with biopsies is believed to be necessary for diagnosis. Duodenal chromogranin A cell density is a promising biomarker for the diagnosis of IBS. The pathogenesis of IBS seems to be multifactorial, with the following factors playing a central role in the pathogenesis of IBS: heritability and genetics, dietary/intestinal microbiota, low-grade inflammation, and disturbances in the neuroendocrine system (NES of the gut. One hypothesis proposes that the cause of IBS is an altered NES, which would cause abnormal GI motility, secretions and sensation. All of these abnormalities are characteristic of IBS. Alterations in the NES could be the result of one or more of the following: genetic factors, dietary intake, intestinal flora, or low-grade inflammation. Post-infectious IBS (PI-IBS and inflammatory bowel disease-associated IBS (IBD-IBS represent a considerable subset of IBS cases. Patients with PI- and IBD-IBS exhibit low-grade mucosal inflammation, as well as abnormalities in the NES of the gut.

  10. The Dose-Volume Relationship of Small Bowel Irradiation and Acute Grade 3 Diarrhea During Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer

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    Purpose: Previous work has found a highly significant relationship between the irradiated small-bowel volume and development of Grade 3 small-bowel toxicity in patients with rectal cancer. This study tested the previously defined parameters in a much larger group of patients. Methods and Materials: A total of 96 consecutive patients receiving pelvic radiation therapy for rectal cancer had treatment planning computed tomographic scans with small-bowel contrast that allowed the small bowel to be outlined with calculation of a small-bowel dose-volume histogram for the initial intended pelvic treatment to 45 Gy. Patients with at least one parameter above the previously determined dose-volume parameters were considered high risk, whereas those with all parameters below these levels were low risk. The grade of diarrhea and presence of liquid stool was determined prospectively. Results: There was a highly significant association with small-bowel dose-volume and Grade 3 diarrhea (p ? 0.008). The high-risk and low-risk parameters were predictive with Grade 3 diarrhea in 16 of 51 high-risk patients and in 4 of 45 low-risk patients (p = 0.01). Patients who had undergone irradiation preoperatively had a lower incidence of Grade 3 diarrhea than those treated postoperatively (18% vs. 28%; p = 0.31); however, the predictive ability of the high-risk/low-risk parameters was better for preoperatively (p = 0.03) than for postoperatively treated patients (p = 0.15). Revised risk paramepatients (p = 0.15). Revised risk parameters were derived that improved the overall predictive ability (p = 0.004). Conclusions: The highly significant dose-volume relationship and validity of the high-risk and low-risk parameters were confirmed in a large group of patients. The risk parameters provided better modeling for the preoperative patients than for the postoperative patients

  11. Intestinal small bowel lymphomas - diagnosis and treatment; Primaer intestinale Lymphome - Diagnosestellung mittels CT und Therapie

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    Goessmann, H.; Reith, H.B. [Klinikum fuer Visceral-, Thorax und Gefaesschirurgie, Klinikum Konstanz (Germany); Goerlitz, T.; Beck, A. [Inst. fuer Roentgendiagnostik und Nuklearmedizin, Klinikum Konstanz (Germany)

    2006-07-01

    Primary intestinal lymphomas are most common in the stomach. The mucosa associated lymphatic tissue (MALT)-lymphoma which is closely associated with helicobacter pylori is very well known. In most cases, these malignancies are from B-cells origin. Another possible point of manifestation, although not well known, is the small bowel. Both tumors have enormous capabilities to enlarge in the abdominal cave. This is responding to their often asymptomatic manifestation. The symptoms, if they occur, are widespread and unspecific. Ileus, diarrhae, abdominal pain or bleeding will be observed, in rare cases also perforation or gastrointestinal or cutaneous fistulas. Diagnostic imaging often demonstrates a tumour of massive size by then, which is echopoor in the abdominal ultrasound. Our report concerns two cases of small intestine lymphomas, which were diagnosed by CT-scanning and treated in our clinic in only a short period of time. The first case was a low malignant jejunal lymphoma which was almost asymptomatic, whereas the second case had an ileus, due to compression of the intestine because of a high malignant lymphoma of the ileocecal region. (orig.)

  12. Leucocytapheresis for inflammatory bowel disease in the era of biologic therapy.

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    Hanai, Hiroyuki

    2008-07-01

    (Table is included in full-text article.)The development of biologicals such as infliximab to intercept TNF-alpha validates the current perception that certain cytokines are major factors in the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Furthermore, major sources of inflammatory cytokines include activated peripheral granulocytes and monocytes (GM), which in patients with IBD are elevated with increased survival time and are found in vast numbers within the inflamed intestinal mucosa. Hence, elevated GM should be appropriate targets of therapy in IBD. Accordingly, in recent years technologies such as the Adacolumn have been developed for selective depletion of elevated GM by extracorporeal adsorption (GMA). Published data show that GMA in patients with steroid-dependent or steroid-refractory IBD is associated with striking efficacy and tapering or discontinuation of steroids, whereas in steroid-naïve patients GMA spared patients from steroids. Likewise, GMA at appropriate intervals in patients at a high risk of clinical relapse significantly suppressed relapse, thus sparing the patients from the morbidity associated with active IBD. First ulcerative colitis episode, steroid naivety and short disease duration seem to be good predictors of response to GMA and on the basis of our experience, GMA seems to have an excellent safety profile. PMID:18679059

  13. Elevated pro-inflammatory and lipotoxic mucosal lipids characterise irritable bowel syndrome

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    Kajsa Kajander, Eveliina Myllyluoma, Sinikka Kyrönpalo, Martin Rasmussen, Pentti Sipponen, Ismo Mattila, Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, Heikki Vapaatalo, Matej Oreši?, Riitta Korpela

    Full Text Available AIM: To investigate the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS by comparing the global mucosal metabolic profiles of IBS patients with those of healthy controls.METHODS: Fifteen IBS patients fulfilling the Rome II criteria, and nine healthy volunteers were included in the study. A combined lipidomics (UPLC/MS and metabolomics (GC × GC-TOF approach was used to achieve global metabolic profiles of mucosal biopsies from the ascending colon.RESULTS: Overall, lipid levels were elevated in patients with IBS. The most significant upregulation was seen for pro-inflammatory lysophosphatidylcholines. Other lipid groups that were significantly upregulated in IBS patients were lipotoxic ceramides, glycosphingolipids, and di- and triacylglycerols. Among the metabolites, the cyclic ester 2(3H-furanone was almost 14-fold upregulated in IBS patients compared to healthy subjects (P = 0.03.CONCLUSION: IBS mucosa is characterised by a distinct pro-inflammatory and lipotoxic metabolic profile. Especially, there was an increase in several lipid species such as lysophospholipids and ceramides.

  14. Relation between radiotherapy-induced acute injury of mucosa of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and p53 polymorphisms

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    Objective: To explore the relation between p53 genetic polymorphisms and radiotherapy-induced acute injury of mucosa of oral cavity mucosa. Methods: The total of 56 patients with NPC treated by radiotherapy alone or with chemoradiotherapy synchronically were genotyped for the p53 codon 72 pro-Arg SNP using PCR-RFLP assays, and were ranked according to the acute injury of oral cavity mucosa. Results: There was no difference in acute injury of oral cavity mucosa between the p53 Pro allele carriers and the other carriers (P>0.05); the high single dose (P<0.01) and concomitant chemoradiotherapy (P<0.05) resulted in increase in acute injury of oral cavity mucosa. Conclusion: Those results suggest that p53 SNP may not associate with radiotherapeutic acute injury of oral cavity mucosa. (authors)

  15. Secretory immunoglobulin A: a protective factor in the genital mucosa

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    Paulo C. Giraldo

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available The genital mechanisms of defense are not well understood and are therefore ignored during therapy. This fact results in a great number of cases of treatment failure. The mucosa is an important protective factor of the genital female system, through self-defense mechanisms, and secretor antibodies (immunoglobulin A. The lymphoid tissue exerts protective anti-inflammatory activity, besides inhibiting microorganism adherence, neutralizes viruses and toxins and stabilizes the mucosal flora. Although certain microorganisms, such as viruses and fungus, are controlled by cellular immunity, secretory IgA can also exert an important role in the control of these agents.

  16. Secretory immunoglobulin A: a protective factor in the genital mucosa

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    Paulo C., Giraldo; Ana Katherine, Gonçalves; José, Eleutério Junior.

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available The genital mechanisms of defense are not well understood and are therefore ignored during therapy. This fact results in a great number of cases of treatment failure. The mucosa is an important protective factor of the genital female system, through self-defense mechanisms, and secretor antibodies ( [...] immunoglobulin A). The lymphoid tissue exerts protective anti-inflammatory activity, besides inhibiting microorganism adherence, neutralizes viruses and toxins and stabilizes the mucosal flora. Although certain microorganisms, such as viruses and fungus, are controlled by cellular immunity, secretory IgA can also exert an important role in the control of these agents.

  17. Leishmaniose mucosa fatal em criança Fatal mucosal leishmaniasis in a child

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    Daniela Velozo; Andréa Cabral; Maria Custódia Machado Ribeiro; Jorgeth de Oliveira Carneiro da Motta; Izelda Maria Carvalho Costa; Raimunda Nonata Ribeiro Sampaio

    2006-01-01

    A leishmaniose tegumentar americana, doença endêmica e crescente no Brasil, pode manifestar-se por úlceras na pele e lesões nas mucosas nasal, oral e faringiana. O antimônio pentavalente é a droga de primeira escolha no tratamento, com resposta menos favorável nas formas mucosas. Destaca-se a dificuldade para diagnosticar e tratar um caso de leishmaniose mucosa em criança de cinco anos que teve exames parasitológicos, imunológicos e reação em cadeia da polimerase negativos. Somente após vária...

  18. Stroke: Bowel Dysfunction in Patients Admitted for Rehabilitation§

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    Engler, Tânia M.N. de M; Dourado, Cinthia C; Amâncio, Thais G; Farage, Luciano; de Mello, Paulo A.; Padula, Marcele P.C

    2014-01-01

    Aim : to assess the prevalence of diminished frequency of bowel movements, lumpy or hard stools, intestinal constipation, straining, incomplete evacuation, incontinence (bowel dysfunctions) in patients with brain injury resulting from cerebrovascular accident, either self-reported or reported by their caregivers; to describe the type and frequency of such dysfunctions; and the prevalence of laxative use both before and after stroke. Method : cross-sectional study with 98 hospitalized patients admitted for rehabilitation between December 2009 and May 2010. Results : the prevalence of bowel dysfunctions before stroke was 23.96% whereas after the lesion it was 55.21% (p<0.0001). As reported by patients/caregivers, the chances of developing bowel dysfunctions increase sevenfold after stroke, 95% CI (2.44-24.26). The most frequent dysfunctions before stroke were intestinal constipation (73.91%) and diminished frequency of bowel movements (17.39%). After stroke, constipation remains to be the most frequent dysfunction reported (50%), followed by diminished frequency of bowel movements (26.79%), incomplete evacuation (12.50%), and lack of privacy (5.36%). The use of laxatives was 19,15% after the lesion, but not statisticaly significant (p=0.0736). Conclusion : Bowel dysfunctions increases significantly after stroke. Therefore, further studies are needed to better understand and characterize such dysfunctions, which are scarcely described in the literature. PMID:25419252

  19. Transient small-bowel intussusception in children on CT

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    To determine the frequency and significance of small-bowel intussusception identified in children on CT. All abdomen CT reports between July 1995 and April 2002 were reviewed to identify patients with small-bowel intussusception. Intussusceptions were identified as an intraluminal mass with a characteristic layered appearance and/or continuity with adjacent mesenteric fat. Ileocolic intussusceptions and intussusceptions related to feeding tubes were excluded. Imaging studies and medical records were reviewed. Twenty-five pediatric patients (16 boys, 9 girls; mean age 11.2 years) were identified with small-bowel intussusception on CT. No patient had a persistent intussusception requiring surgery. Fourteen had limited immediate repeat CT images as part of the same examination, ten of which demonstrated resolution of the CT abnormality. Follow-up CT [n=13 (6 within 24 h)], ultrasound (n=3), small-bowel follow-through (n=4) and surgery (n=3) showed no intussusception. In four patients with persistent symptoms, underlying pathology was identified requiring treatment (giardiasis, 2; small-bowel inflammation/strictures, 1; abscess and partial small-bowel obstruction after perforated appendicitis, 1). In 21 other patients, direct correlation of symptoms to CT abnormality was absent or questionable, no treatment was required, and there was no clinical or imaging evidence of persistence or recurrence. Most small-bowel intussusceptions identified in children by CT are transient dentified in children by CT are transient and of no clinical significance. (orig.)

  20. CT diagnosis of small bowel obstruction in children

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    Objective: To evaluate CT in the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction in children. Methods: Thirty-one cases with small bowel obstruction manifestations on CT and plain radiograph were analysed. The age ranged from 9 months to 14 years, male 17 cases, female 14 cases. There were 29 acute small bowel obstructions, and 2 chronic obstruction. Seven cases had history of previous abdominal operation. Results: Cored diagnosis was made in 19 cases and 29 cases respectively by plain film and CT. The accurate etiologic diagnosis could be made by CT in 18 cases, including small bowel stone 4 cases, intussusception, 5 localized infection and adhesion 6 intraluminal bowel duplication, 1 congenital umbilical hernia, congenital malrotation of the intestine 1 case. Combined with history of abdominal operation the accurate CT etiologic diagnosis increased to 25 cases. There were 4 CT false-negative cases and 2 plain film false negative cases. Conclusion: The CT is obviously superior to plain radiograph in detecting strangulation and gas in bowel wall, better delineating the transitional segment of bowel stenosis thereby demonstrating the case of obstruction which is very helpful for clinical management

  1. Effect of different periods of hyperbaric oxygen on ischemia-reperfusion injury of rat small bowel / Efeitos de diferentes períodos de oxigenação hiperbárica na lesão de isquemia e reperfusão de intestino delgado de ratos

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    Paulo Roberto, Bertoletto; José Carlos, Chaves; Anna Tereza Negrini, Fagundes; Ricardo Santos, Simões; Celina Tizuko Fujiyama, Oshima; Manuel de Jesus, Simões; Djalma José, Fagundes.

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar se a oxigenação hiperbárica (OHB) protege a mucosa do intestino delgado de ratos após isquemia e reperfusão. MÉTODOS: 32 ratos machos foram submetidos a clampeamento da artéria e da veia mesentéricas superiores durante 60 minutos (isquemia) seguido de 60 minutos de reperfusão. A [...] pós estes procedimentos os animais fora separados em quatro grupos, a saber: grupo I (GI) isquemia e reperfusão (IR); grupo II (GII) submetido a OHB concomitante a isquemia, Grupo III (GIII) submetido a OHB durante a reperfusão e, grupo IV (GIV) submetido a OHB durante o período de isquemia e de reperfusão. A OHB foi realizada em câmara acrílica (2.0 ATA). Após anestesia, fragmentos do intestino delgado (íleo) foram fixados e processados para inclusão em parafina sendo os cortes corados pelo HE. As lâminas foram avaliadas quanto a presença de lesões histopatológicas da mucosa e avaliado a espessura da mucosa. RESULTADOS: A lesão histopatológica da mucosa foi significativamente inferior quando a OHB foi administrada na isquemia (12.6 ± 0.6) em comparação com o IR (21.3 ± 1.8). A OHB não foi efetiva quando aplicada durante a reperfusão (23.1 ± 2.1), ou durante a isquemia e reperfusão (18.7 ± 1.9). A espessura da mucosa foi preservada pela OHB na isquemia (327,50 ± 30.23 µm) em comparação com o IR (172.79 ± 5.95 µm). Nos períodos de reperfusão (162.50 ± 6.05 µm) e a isquemia (296.49 ± 20.01 µm) a mucosa apresentou lesão estrutural. CONCLUSÃO: A oxigenação hiperbárica protege a mucosa intestinal quando realizada durante o período de isquemia. Abstract in english PURPOSE: To determine whether hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) could effectively protect the small intestine mucosa against an ischemic insult, according to different periods of application. METHODS: The gut of 32 male rats was subjected to 60-min ischemia (clamping the mesenteric artery and vein); After the [...] y were further reperfused upon clamp opening during 60 min. Animal groups were as follows. GII = placed on HBO during the ischemia period; GIII = placed on HBO during reperfusion; GIV = treated with HBO throughout the ischemia-reperfusion period. Some animals (GI) did not receive HBO treatment at all and served as reference of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IR). HBO was carried out in a cylindrical acrylic chamber (2.0 ATA). Samples of small bowel were prepared for H.E staining for histological evaluations. RESULTS: The histological injury of mucosa was significantly less when HBO was administered during the ischemia period (17.6 ± 0.6) as compared with the IR (21.3 ± 1.8). HBO was not effective when applied during reperfusion (23.1 ± 2.1) or during the ischemia plus reperfusion period (18.7 ± 1.9). The thickness of the mucosa was preserved by HBO in ischemia (327.50 ± 30.23 µm) in comparison with the IR (172.79 ± 5.95 µm). In the periods of reperfusion (162.50 ± 6.05 µm) and ischemia plus reperfusion (296.49 ± 20.01 µm) the mucosa revealed a structural injury. CONCLUSION: Hyperbaric oxygen affects the ischemic insult of small bowel, being the favorable effect obtained when hyperbaric oxygen was administered early in the ischemic period.

  2. A self administered reliable questionnaire to assess lower bowel symptoms

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    Katelaris Peter H

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bowel symptoms are considered indicators of the presence of colorectal cancer and other bowel diseases. Self administered questionnaires that elicit information about lower bowel symptoms have not been assessed for reliability, although this has been done for upper bowel symptoms. Our aim was to develop a self administered questionnaire for eliciting the presence, nature and severity of lower bowel symptoms potentially related to colorectal cancer, and assess its reliability. Methods Immediately before consulting a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon, 263 patients likely to have a colonoscopy completed the questionnaire. Reliability was assessed in two ways: by assessing agreement between patient responses and (a responses given by the doctor at the consultation; and (b responses given by patients two weeks later. Results There was more than 75% agreement for 78% of the questions for the patient-doctor comparison and for 92% of the questions for the patient-patient comparison. Agreement for the length of time a symptom was present, its severity, duration, frequency of occurrence and whether or not medical consultation had been sought, all had agreement of greater than 70%. Over all questions, the chance corrected agreement for the patient-doctor comparison had a median kappa of 65% (which represents substantial agreement, interquartile range 57–72%. The patient-patient comparison also showed substantial agreement with a median kappa of 75%, interquartile range 68–81%. Conclusion This self administered questionnaire about lower bowel symptoms is a useful way of eliciting details of bowel symptoms. It is a reliable instrument that is acceptable to patients and easily completed. Its use could guide the clinical consultation, allowing a more efficient, comprehensive and useful interaction, ensuring that all symptoms are assessed. It will also be a useful tool in research studies on bowel symptoms and their predictive value for colorectal cancer and other diseases. Studies assessing whether bowel symptoms predict the presence of colorectal cancer should provide estimates of the reliability of the symptom elicitation.

  3. PREPARATION AND IN VITRO ASSESSMENT OF VARIOUS MUCOSA-ADHESIVE FILMS FOR BUCCAL DELIVERY

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    SEYED-AL1REZA MORTAZAVI REZA ABOOFAZELI

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to examine various polymers considered to have mucosa-adhesive properties for the preparation of buccal-adhesive films and their in vitro evaluation. A number of materials, such as cellulose derivatives, carbopols and natural polymers, were employed for the preparation of buccal-adhesive films. Aqueous solutions containing the mucosa-adhesive polymer and a plasticizer were prepared and used to prepare films by the "solvent cast" method. Prepared films were then evaluated in terms of their physical appearance and film forming ability, in vitro mucosa-adhesive strength and duration of mucosa-adhesion. Results showed that among the various materials examined, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC formed very flexible films with the greatest mucosa-adhesive strength. Further studies showed that the combination of carbopols and CMC, along with glycerin as the plasticizer, resulted in the formation of films with desirable appearance and a relatively stronger mucosa-adhesive strength than films containing CMC alone. In vitro studies showed that films containing carbopol 934P, CMC and glycerin gave the greatest mucosa-adhesive strength and longer mucosa-adhesion. In conclusion, this formulation is proposed as a good base for the preparation of buccal-adhesive films and patches. Furthermore, it is suggested that in the development of buccal-adhesive drug delivery systems, and in particular films and patches, duration of mucosa-adhesion determined by in vitro experiments is a critical factor in the selection of the ultimate formulation.

  4. The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Burisch, Johan; Munkholm, Pia

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are chronic relapsing disorders of unknown aetiology. The aim of this review is to present the latest epidemiology data on occurrence, disease course, risk for surgery, as well as mortality and cancer risks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Gold standard epidemiology data on the disease course and prognosis of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are based on unselected population-based cohort studies. RESULTS: The incidence of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) has increased overall in Europe from 6.0 per 100,000 person-years in UC and 1.0 per 100,000 person-years in CD in 1962 to 9.8 per 100,000 person-years and 6.3 per 100,000 person-years in 2010, respectively. The highest incidence of IBD is found on the Faroe Islands. Overall, surgery rates have been declining over the last decades, partly due to aggressive medical therapy. Among IBD patients, mortality risk is increased by up to 50% in CD when compared to the background population, but this is not the case for UC. In CD, 25 - 50% deaths are disease-specific deaths, e.g. malnutrition, postoperative complications and intestinal cancer. In UC, disease-specific causes of deaths include colorectal cancer (CRC), and surgical and postoperative complications. The risk of CRC and small bowel cancer is increased two- to eightfold among IBD patients. Various subgroups carry increased risk of malignancy, e.g. those with persistent inflammation, long-standing disease, extensive disease, young age at diagnosis, family history of CRC and co-existing primary sclerosing cholangitis. The risk of extra-intestinal cancers, including lymphoproliferative disorders (LD) and intra- and extrahepatic cholangio carcinoma, is significantly higher among IBD patients. CONCLUSION: In recent years, self-management and patient empowerment, combined with evolving eHealth solutions, has utilized epidemiological knowledge on disease patterns and has been improving compliance and the timing of adjusting therapies, thus optimizing efficacy by individualizing medication in the community setting.

  5. Enxerto de mucosa do palato duro: complicações na área doadora - Relato de casos Hard palate mucosa grafting: donor site complications - Case reports

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    José Byron Vicente Dias Fernandes

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O enxerto de mucosa do palato duro é substituto satisfatório na reconstrução da lamela posterior da pálpebra (tarso e conjuntiva. Sua superfície mucosa, a resistência à contração e sua fácil retirada são vantagens sobre outros enxertos. Apresentamos duas complicações na região do sítio doador e discutimos as prováveis fisiopatologias destas complicações.The graft of hard palate mucosa is a satisfactory substitute for posterior eyelid lamella (tarsus and conjunctiva in eyelid reconstruction. The advantages of hard palate over other graft materials are: its mucosal surface, minimal contraction during healing, and easiness of harvesting. We present two palatal donor site complications and we discuss the probable pathophysiology of these complications.

  6. An experimental study on radiological examination of obstructed small bowel with various contrast media

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    For the evaluation of the level and cause of small bowel obstruction, an oral barium study is usually chosen. When perforation is whether barium or a water-soluble contrast agent should be used, because barium causes from foreign body reactions as well as adhesions in the extraluminal tissues. Water-soluble contrast agent, on the other hand, are less satisfactory but in general have no untoward effects in the extraluminal tissues. Because of hyperosomolarity, water-soluble contrast agents attract large amounts of fluid with subsequent dilution and loss of contrast and pose a risk of pulmonary edema if aspirated. The use of the newer non-ionic and low-osmolarity water-soluble contrast will likely avoid pulmonary complications due to aspiration. The author performed this experimental study to compare the radiological efficacy of different contrast media in enteric follow-through examinations of obstructed small bowel. Rate had a ligature applied to the distal ileum via laparotomy. Four contrast media were subjected to testing by instillation via oro-gastric tube immediately after laparotomy. Radiographs were exposed at 1, 4 and 8 hours and evaluated later. After 24 hours the animals were sacrificed and the stomach and small bowels, free from mesentery and omental tissue, were weighted with contrasts. The progression in the bowel was proportionate to the osmolarity of the contrast media. After 1 hour, the observations indicated sodium diatrizoate (Gastrografin, Schering)odium diatrizoate (Gastrografin, Schering) to be the least favorable medium with respect to sharpness of the mucosal border. After 8 hours, barium gave a poorer delineation compared to Ioxaglate (Hexabric, Guerbet) and Iopromide (Ultravist, Schering). Early deaths were noted in the sodium diatrizoate and ioxaglate groups. So we conclude that when using a rather high-volume bolus, low-osmolar non-ionic contrast media seem to have significant prospects for general diagnostic use in patients with suspected intestinal obstruction

  7. In vitro allograft irradiation prevents graft-versus-host disease in small-bowel transplantation

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    In small-bowel transplantation, the transfer of large numbers of donor lymphocytes with the intestinal allograft may provoke a lethal graft-versus-host reaction. The effectiveness of allograft irradiation in vitro as a method of preventing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was studied in a rat model of small-bowel transplantation, with the Lewis----Lewis X Brown Norway F1 hybrid strain combination. Cold harvested small-bowel allografts were irradiated immediately prior to heterotopic or orthotopic transplantation. Animals that had received heterotopic allografts irradiated with 0, 250, or 500 rad all died of GVHD after 14.4 +/- 3.0, 15.0 +/- 1.3, and 14.2 +/- 1.9 days, respectively. None of the animals that had received allografts treated with 1000 rad developed clinical or pathologic evidence of GVHD, however, and all survived for more than 6 months (P less than 0.001). Allograft function was studied in animals that underwent orthotopic transplantation. Recipients of nonirradiated orthotopic allografts all died of GVHD after 14.0 +/- 0.7 days, whereas recipients of allografts irradiated with 1000 rad all survived for more than 5 months (P less than 0.001). After 120 days, weight gain (51.8 +/- 11.7%), serum albumin (3.9 +/- 0.7 g/dl), serum triglycerides (67.0 +/- 24.3 mg/dl), CBC, and differential in these animals were not statistically different from those in either age-matched isograft recipients or normal animals, and when the rats were sacrificed, irradiated allo the rats were sacrificed, irradiated allografts showed no changes suggestive of radiation injury. These results indicate that irradiation of small-bowel allografts in vitro prevents development of GVHD, and that this can be achieved at a dose which does not cause injury to or malfunction of the allograft

  8. Association and symptom characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome among bronchial asthma patients in Kuwait

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    Panicker Radhakrishna

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Context : Excess prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome in asthma has been reported, suggesting a link between these two conditions. Aims: To investigate the association between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS and asthma, and explore the symptoms of IBS among asthma patients in Kuwait. Settings and Design: Case control study. Methods: In a tertiary center, for allergy and asthma, 138 patients aged 20-65 years, with asthma, diagnosed clinically and by spirometry,were compared with 145 healthy, non-asthmatic controls matched for age, gender and nationality. Cases and controls completed a self-administered questionnaire of irritable bowel syndrome diagnosis (ROME II criteria. Statistical Analysis Used: The data were analyzed using SPSS software, and proportions were tested with Chi-square or Fisher?s test. Odds ratio (OR with 95% Confidence Interval (CI were calculated to identify the associated risk factors. The demographic variables were selected for logistic regression analysis. Results : A significantly large proportion (39.13% of asthmatics had IBS as compared to 7.93% controls (P < 0.001. A higher proportion of females with IBS were observed in cases and controls (74%, 61.54%. IBS was seen in 87% cases using inhalers, and in 13% with additional oral theophylline (P < 0.001. As many as 66.6% cases, had IBS with relatively short duration of asthma (1-5 years, P < 000. Predominant symptoms of IBS in asthmatics were abdominal discomfort or distension (64.8% vs. 11.5%, (P < 0.000, OR = 14.1; 95%CI: 3.748-53.209, bloated feeling of abdomen (74.1% vs. 34.62% (P < 0.001, OR = 5.38; 95%CI:1.96-14.84, increased frequency of stools (63%, P < 0.006. Conclusions: Irritable bowel syndrome in asthmatics was significantly high, more in the female asthmatics. Abdominal discomfort, persistent bloated feeling, increased frequency of passing stools were the most common IBS symptoms observed.

  9. Tomographic mapping of the hard palate and overlying mucosa

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    The aim of this study was to measure the thickness of the hard palate and its overlying mucosa using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), for purposes of miniscrew placement. The sample comprised 36 CBCT scans of patients aged 12 to 52 years from a database of the Orthodontics Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Paracoronal views of the palatal region were reconstructed at 4, 8, 16 and 24 mm posterior to the incisive foramen. In each reconstruction measurements were taken at the suture, 3 mm and 6 mm bilaterally to it. Wilcoxon's test verified the differences between the selected regions. Total bone height decreased from the anterior to the posterior region. In cross sections 4, 16 and 24, bone height decreased from the suture laterally to the 3 mm region and then increased in the 6 mm region. The cortical thickness does not seem to be a concern because it presented a mean thickness of at least 1 mm at all sites evaluated. The measurements of the mucosa thickness decreased from lateral to median and from anterior to posterior regions. The most suitable areas for miniscrew placement in the palate are located 4 mm posterior to the incisive foramen, in the median or paramedian regions 3 mm adjacent to the suture. (author)

  10. Effect of salmeterol on Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of respiratory mucosa.

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    Dowling, R B; Rayner, C F; Rutman, A; Jackson, A D; Kanthakumar, K; Dewar, A; Taylor, G W; Cole, P J; Johnson, M; Wilson, R

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    We have studied the effect of salmeterol on both P. aeruginosa interactions with the mucosa of nasal turbinate organ cultures and on pyocyanin-induced (20 microg/ml) and elastase-induced (100 microg/ml) damage to nasal epithelial cells. Organ cultures were exposed to salmeterol either by preincubation with 4 x 10(-7) M salmeterol for 30 min or by pipetting 20 microl of 4 x 10(-7) M salmeterol onto the organ culture surface immediately prior to bacterial inoculation. Infected organ cultures (8 h) had significantly (p < or = 0.01) increased epithelial damage, and P. aeruginosa was predominantly associated with damaged epithelium and mucus. Salmeterol significantly (p < or = 0.02) reduced epithelial damage caused by infection and the total number of adherent bacteria (p < or = 0.05), but bacterial distribution on the mucosa was unchanged. Nasal epithelial cells incubated with pyocyanin (20 microg/ml) or elastase (100 microg/ml) for 3 h had significantly (p < or = 0.05) increased cytoplasmic blebbing and mitochondrial damage versus control values. Elastase also significantly (p < or = 0.05) increased cell projection and reduced the level of ciliation. Cells preincubated with salmeterol (2 x 10(-7) M) showed a significant reduction in some features of cell damage caused by both toxins, which was inhibited by the beta2-adrenoceptor antagonist propranolol. Our results indicate that salmeterol reduces P. aeruginosa-induced damage to both organ culture and nasal epithelium. PMID:9001332

  11. Tomographic mapping of the hard palate and overlying mucosa

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    Marquezan, Mariana; Nojima, Lincoln Issamu; Freitas, Amanda Osorio Ayres de; Baratieri, Carolina; Alves Junior, Matheus; Nojima, Matilde da Cunha Goncalves; Araujo, Monica Tirre de Souza, E-mail: marianamarquezan@gmail.com [Department of Pedodontics and Orthodontics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    The aim of this study was to measure the thickness of the hard palate and its overlying mucosa using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), for purposes of miniscrew placement. The sample comprised 36 CBCT scans of patients aged 12 to 52 years from a database of the Orthodontics Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Paracoronal views of the palatal region were reconstructed at 4, 8, 16 and 24 mm posterior to the incisive foramen. In each reconstruction measurements were taken at the suture, 3 mm and 6 mm bilaterally to it. Wilcoxon's test verified the differences between the selected regions. Total bone height decreased from the anterior to the posterior region. In cross sections 4, 16 and 24, bone height decreased from the suture laterally to the 3 mm region and then increased in the 6 mm region. The cortical thickness does not seem to be a concern because it presented a mean thickness of at least 1 mm at all sites evaluated. The measurements of the mucosa thickness decreased from lateral to median and from anterior to posterior regions. The most suitable areas for miniscrew placement in the palate are located 4 mm posterior to the incisive foramen, in the median or paramedian regions 3 mm adjacent to the suture. (author)

  12. Cell sheet technology for regeneration of esophageal mucosa

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    Ryo Takagi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The progress of tissue-engineering technology has realized development of new therapies to treat various disorders by using cultured cells. Cell- and tissue-based therapies have been successfully applied to human patients, and several tissue-engineered products have been approved by the regulatory agencies and are commercially available. In the review article, we describe our experience of development and clinical application of cell sheet-based regenerative medicine. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD have been shown to be useful for removal of gastrointestinal neoplasms with less invasiveness compared with open surgery, especially in esophageal surgery. However, postoperative inflammation and stenosis are major complications observed after intensive mucosal resection. Therefore, we have developed novel regenerative medicine to prevent such complications and promote wound healing of esophageal mucosa after EMR or ESD. Transplantable oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets were fabricated from patients’ own oral mucosa. Immediately after EMR or ESD, fabricated autologous cell sheets were endoscopically transplanted to the ulcer sites. We performed a preclinical study with a canine model. In human clinical settings, cell culture and cell sheet fabrication were performed in clean rooms according to good manufacturing practice guidelines, and pharmaceutical drugs were used as supplements to culture medium in place of research regents used in animal study. We believe that cell-based regenerative medicine would be useful to improve quality of life of patients after EMR or ESD.

  13. Sulforaphane induces SLPI secretion in the nasal mucosa.

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    Meyer, Megan; Kesic, Matthew J; Clarke, John; Ho, Emily; Simmen, Rosalia C M; Diaz-Sanchez, David; Noah, Terry L; Jaspers, Ilona

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    Cells lining the respiratory tract are equipped with mechanisms that dampen the effects of oxidative stress. Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) is a mediator involved in regulating oxidative stress. Recent data indicate Nrf2 also controls expression of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI). Sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate found in cruciferous vegetables, enhances Nrf2 activity. Therefore, we hypothesized that SFN supplementation induces SLPI secretion in the nasal mucosa in an Nrf2 dependent manner. Healthy nonsmoking adults ingested SFN-containing broccoli shake homogenate (BSH) for 3 consecutive days. Nasal lavage fluid (NLF) was collected before and after BSH ingestion and analyzed for SLPI protein levels. In follow up in vitro experiments, differentiated primary nasal epithelial cells were used to evaluate the relationship between SFN, Nrf2, and SLPI. Epithelial cells were transduced with Nrf2-specific shRNA to examine the regulatory role of Nrf2 on SLPI expression. Supplementation with BSH significantly increased SLPI levels in NLF. SFN supplementation in vitro significantly enhanced SLPI secretion and these effects were significantly decreased in cells transduced with Nrf2-specific shRNA. Our data support a relationship between nutritional supplementation, Nrf2 activation, and SLPI secretion. Therefore, ingestion of SFN-containing foods has therapeutic potential to augment SLPI expression in the nasal mucosa. PMID:23195333

  14. Tomographic mapping of the hard palate and overlying mucosa

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    Mariana, Marquezan; Lincoln Issamu, Nojima; Amanda Osório Ayres de, Freitas; Carolina, Baratieri; Matheus, Alves Júnior; Matilde da Cunha Gonçalves, Nojima; Mônica Tirre de Souza, Araújo.

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to measure the thickness of the hard palate and its overlying mucosa using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), for purposes of miniscrew placement. The sample comprised 36 CBCT scans of patients aged 12 to 52 years from a database of the Orthodontics Department of the Fed [...] eral University of Rio de Janeiro. Paracoronal views of the palatal region were reconstructed at 4, 8, 16 and 24 mm posterior to the incisive foramen. In each reconstruction measurements were taken at the suture, 3 mm and 6 mm bilaterally to it. Wilcoxon's test verified the differences between the selected regions. Total bone height decreased from the anterior to the posterior region. In cross sections 4, 16 and 24, bone height decreased from the suture laterally to the 3 mm region and then increased in the 6 mm region. The cortical thickness does not seem to be a concern because it presented a mean thickness of at least 1 mm at all sites evaluated. The measurements of the mucosa thickness decreased from lateral to median and from anterior to posterior regions. The most suitable areas for miniscrew placement in the palate are located 4 mm posterior to the incisive foramen, in the median or paramedian regions 3 mm adjacent to the suture.

  15. Tomographic mapping of the hard palate and overlying mucosa

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    Mariana Marquezan

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to measure the thickness of the hard palate and its overlying mucosa using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT, for purposes of miniscrew placement. The sample comprised 36 CBCT scans of patients aged 12 to 52 years from a database of the Orthodontics Department of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Paracoronal views of the palatal region were reconstructed at 4, 8, 16 and 24 mm posterior to the incisive foramen. In each reconstruction measurements were taken at the suture, 3 mm and 6 mm bilaterally to it. Wilcoxon's test verified the differences between the selected regions. Total bone height decreased from the anterior to the posterior region. In cross sections 4, 16 and 24, bone height decreased from the suture laterally to the 3 mm region and then increased in the 6 mm region. The cortical thickness does not seem to be a concern because it presented a mean thickness of at least 1 mm at all sites evaluated. The measurements of the mucosa thickness decreased from lateral to median and from anterior to posterior regions. The most suitable areas for miniscrew placement in the palate are located 4 mm posterior to the incisive foramen, in the median or paramedian regions 3 mm adjacent to the suture.

  16. Tissue transglutaminase expression in celiac mucosa: an immunohistochemical study.

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    Gorgun, Julia; Portyanko, Anna; Marakhouski, Yuri; Cherstvoy, Eugeni

    2009-10-01

    Tissue transglutaminase (tTG) constitutes the main autoantigen in celiac disease (CD). The aim of the study was to clarify weather celiac disease is associated with changes in tTG expression in duodenal mucosa. Tissue transglutaminase was assessed immunohistochemically (clone CUB 7402) in duodenal biopsy specimens from 22 untreated CD patients, ten normal controls (NC) with unremarkable duodenal mucosa, and nine disease nonceliac controls (DC). In 15 CD patients duodenal biopsy specimens were repeatedly assessed after these patients had been prescribed gluten-free diet. Positive pixel count algorithm of ImageScope was used for quantitative evaluation of immunohistochemistry. Tissue transglutaminase expression in superficial epithelium differed significantly between the three groups (p < 0.001). It was increased in DC in relation to NC (p < 0.001) and in CD--in relation to NC (p < 0.001) and DC (p = 0.003). In CD and DC, cryptal epithelium was stained more intensively than in NC (p < 0.001), but there was no difference between CD and DC (p = 0.507). The same pattern was seen in lamina propria. A significant decrease in tTG expression in all the compartments was seen in repeatedly assessed samples. Untreated CD is associated with tTG overexpression, which is reversible. Tissue transglutaminase up-regulation does not seem to be specific for CD and can appear in other pathological conditions. PMID:19756726

  17. Characterization of intracellular pteroylpolyglutamate hydrolase (PPH) from human intestinal mucosa

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    There are two forms of pteroylpolyglutamate hydrolase (PPH) in the human intestinal mucosa, one in the brush border membrane and the other intracellular; brush border PPH is an exopeptidase with optimal activity at pH 6.5 and a requirement for zinc. The presence study characterized human intracellular PPH and compared its properties to those of brush border PPH. Intracellular PPH was purified 30-fold. The enzyme had a MW of 75,000 by gel filtration, was optimally active at pH 4.5, and had an isoelectric point at pH 8.0. In contrast to brush border PPH, intracellular PPH was unstable at increasing temperatures, was unaffected by dialysis against chelating agents and showed no requirement for Zn2+. Using PteGlu2[14C]Glu as substrate, they demonstrated a K/sub m/ of 1.2 ?M and increasing affinity for folates with longer glutamate chains. Intracellular PPH required the complete folic acid (PteGlu) moiety and a ?-glutamyl linkage for activity. Using ion exchange chromatography and an HPLC method to determine the hydrolytic products of the reaction, they found intracellular PPH could cleave both internal and terminal ?-glutamyl linkages, with PteGlu as an end product. After subcellular fractionation of the mucosa, PPH was found in the lysosomes. In summary, the distinct characteristics of brush border and intracellular PPH suggest that the two hydrolases serve different roles in folate metabolism

  18. Dose-volume relationships between enteritis and irradiated bowel volumes during 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin based chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer

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    Purpose. Radiation enteritis is the main acute side-effect during pelvic irradiation. The aim of this study was to quantify the dose-volume relationship between irradiated bowel volumes and acute enteritis during combined chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer. Material and methods. Twenty-eight patients with locally advanced rectal cancer received chemoradiotherapy. The radiation therapy was given with a traditional multi-field technique to a total dose of 50 Gy, with concurrent 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and oxaliplatin (OXA) based chemotherapy. All patients underwent three-dimensional CT-based treatment planning. Individual loops of small and large bowel as well as a volume defined as 'whole abdomen' were systematically contoured on each CT slice, and dose-volume histograms were generated. Diarrhea during treatment was scored retrospectively according to the NCI Common Toxicity Criteria scale. Results. There was a strong correlation between the occurrence of grade 2+diarrhea and irradiated small bowel volume, most notably at doses >15 Gy. Neither irradiated large bowel volume, nor irradiated 'whole abdomen' volume correlated significantly with diarrhea. Clinical or treatment related factors such as age, gender, hypertension, previous surgery, enterostomy, or dose fractionation (1.8 vs. 2.0 Gy/fraction) did not correlate with grade 2+diarrhea. Discussion. This study indicates a strong dose-volume relationship between small bowel volume and radiation enteritis during 5-FU-OXume and radiation enteritis during 5-FU-OXA-based chemoradiotherapy. These findings support the application of maneuvers to minimize small bowel irradiation, such as using a 'belly board' or the use of IMRT technique aiming at keeping the small bowel volume receiving more than 15 Gy under 150 cc

  19. [Importance of diet in irritable bowel syndrome].

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    Mearin, Fermín; Peña, Enrique; Balboa, Agustín

    2014-05-01

    About two-thirds of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients associate their symptoms with certain foods. We reviewed food-related factors putatively associated with manifestations of IBS. Soluble fiber may improve constipation but frequently increases bloating and abdominal pain. Carbohydrate malabsorption seems to be more frequent in IBS. A low FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) diet significantly reduces IBS symptoms and has been suggested as a therapeutic option. Serological screening for celiac disease should be done in patients without constipation. Moreover, non-celiac disease gluten sensitivity, defined as gluten intolerance once celiac disease and wheat allergy have been ruled out, should be considered in these patients. There is no specific diet for IBS patients but small and frequent meals, avoiding greasy foods, dairy products, many carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol, is recommended. PMID:24582764

  20. Changing face of irritable bowel syndrome

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    Quigley E

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Recent years have witnessed tremendous progress in our understanding of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS. It is evident that this is a truly global disease associated with significant symptoms and impairments in personal and social functioning for afflicted individuals. Advances in our understanding of gut flora-mucosal interactions, the enteric nervous system and the brain-gut axis have led to substantial progress in the pathogenesis of symptoms in IBS and have provided some hints towards the basic etiology of this disorder, in some subpopulations, at the very least. We look forward to a time when therapy will be addressed to pathophysiology and perhaps, even to primary etiology. In the meantime, a model based on a primary role for intestinal inflammation serves to integrate the various strands, which contribute to the presentation of IBS.

  1. [Neurological complications of inflammatory bowel disease].

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    Bermejo, Pedro Emilio; Burgos, Aurora

    2008-05-10

    Although ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease have traditionally been considered to be inflammatory diseases limited to the gastrointestinal tract, it has been shown that both pathologies are frequently accompanied by various extraintestinal disorders. There is an increasing evidence that they may also manifest in the nervous system, including the peripheral and the central parts. Although some of these neurological complications have been known for a long time, such as cerebrovascular disease, vasculitis and autoinmune processes including neuropathies and cerebral demyelination, others have been recently described. With the exception of some of this complications such as the thromboembolism, evidence for a casual relationship relies merely on single case reports or case series. In this article, we try to review the existing evidence on neurological manifestations of both variants of inflammatory bowel disease. PMID:18501131

  2. FUNCTIONAL NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

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    Baidyanath Mishra*, Debjani Sarkar, Shilpi Srivastava, Saraswathi Deepthi, Chetan N

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS is a common gut disorder, causing abdominal cramps and pain. It impacts the lifestyle and interrupts daily functioning, which leads to increased stress. Because of its multiple factors of pathophysiology, the conventional medical approach is more complex and challenging, whereas a holistic herbal therapy seems promising for many individuals. Nearly more than 80% of the population depends on herbal medication for their primary health care. Herbal remedies may be considered as a supplement or alternative to treat IBS patients. However, parallelly it should address all possible contributing factors, such as stress, diet and lifestyle. In this context, various herbs such as curcuma, peppermint oil, fennel and ginger have been proved for their management of gut disorders such as IBS. Even though the mechanism of action varies between herb to herb but as a whole the consumer interest towards these functional ingredients is increasing due to hopeful results.

  3. [Depression in patients of irritable bowel syndrome].

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    Asahina, Sakura; Hasegawa, Kumiko; Tsuboi, Kouji

    2006-08-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a psychosomatic disorder which onset and course is affected by psychological factors. It is also said that IBS symptoms and psychiatric symptoms are strongly related. In some reports, 29% of IBS patients consulting doctors were also diagnosed with major depression. There are also records that the consolidation of depression, panic disorder, and neurosis contributes to poor outcomes in serious cases of IBS. In this report, we have indicated the diagnosis and treatment of depression in primary care. For diagnosis, detailed medical interviews and use of psychological tests such as SDS or SRQ-D are recommended. Some types of anti-depressants are also effective for IBS symptoms as well as psychiatric problems. We suggest that treatment of psychological factors should also be considered when dealing with IBS. PMID:16898626

  4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Yoga as Remedial Therapy

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    Kavuri, Vijaya; Raghuram, Nagarathna; Malamud, Ariel; Selvan, Senthamil R.

    2015-01-01

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms manifesting as a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder in which patients experience abdominal pain, discomfort, and bloating that is often relieved with defecation. IBS is often associated with a host of secondary comorbidities such as anxiety, depression, headaches, and fatigue. In this review, we examined the basic principles of Pancha Kosha (five sheaths of human existence) concept from an Indian scripture Taittiriya Upanishad and the pathophysiology of a disease from the Yoga approach, Yoga Vasistha's Adhi (originated from mind) and Vyadhi (ailment/disease) concept. An analogy between the age old, the most profound concept of Adhi-Vyadhi, and modern scientific stress-induced dysregulation of brain-gut axis, as it relates to IBS that could pave way for impacting IBS, is emphasized. Based on these perspectives, a plausible Yoga module as a remedial therapy is provided to better manage the primary and secondary symptoms of IBS.

  5. Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases

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    Purpose: To summarize current knowledge on surgical therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis). Material and methods: To discuss surgical indications and strategies, we reviewed major peer review publications of the last 10 years, and we also analysed data from patients with Crohn's disease who were treated in our institution between 1978 and 1994. Results: With Crohn's disease (305 patients), emergency surgery should be avoided as much as possible, since morbidity (50% vs 8.8%) and mortality (11% vs 0.6%) rise significantly in comparison to elective procedures. With ulcerative colitis, operative therapy is indicated in patients with secondary malignoma, and urgent surgery is requested in cases with associated perforation, toxic megacolon or massive bleeding. With diverticulitis, the first episode should be managed conservatively. Surgery is indicated in patients with recurrent episodes or with secondary complications. (orig.)

  6. Intestinal epithelium in inflammatory bowel disease

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    MehmetCoskun

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The intestinal epithelium has a strategic position as a protective physical barrier to luminal microbiota and actively contributes to the mucosal immune system. This barrier is mainly formed by a monolayer of specialized intestinal epithelial cells (IECs that are crucial in maintaining intestinal homeostasis. Therefore, dysregulation within the epithelial layer can increase intestinal permeability, lead to abnormalities in interactions between IECs and immune cells in underlying lamina propria, and disturb the intestinal immune homeostasis, all of which are linked to the clinical disease course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD. Understanding the role of the intestinal epithelium in IBD pathogenesis might contribute to an improved knowledge of the inflammatory processes and the identification of potential therapeutic targets.

  7. Use of thiopurines in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Pascal Frei

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of thiopurines as immunosuppression for the treatment of refractory or chronic active inflammatory bowel disease is established for both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Nevertheless, many questions remain concerning the optimal treatment regimens of azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine and thioguanine. We will briefly summarize dose recommendations, indications for thiopurine therapy and side effects which are relevant in clinical practice. We discuss some currently debated topics, including the combination of azathioprine and allopurinol, switching of thiopurine therapy in case of side effects, the use of azathioprine in pregnancy, the infection risk using thiopurines and the evidence when to stop thiopurines. Excellent reviews have been published on the thiopurine metabolic pathway which will not be discussed here in detail.

  8. Use of thiopurines in inflammatory bowel disease

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    Frei, Pascal; Biedermann, Luc

    2013-01-01

    The use of thiopurines as immunosuppression for the treatment of refractory or chronic active inflammatory bowel disease is established for both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Nevertheless, many questions remain concerning the optimal treatment regimens of azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine and thioguanine. We will briefly summarize dose recommendations, indications for thiopurine therapy and side effects which are relevant in clinical practice. We discuss some currently debated topics, including the combination of azathioprine and allopurinol, switching of thiopurine therapy in case of side effects, the use of azathioprine in pregnancy, the infection risk using thiopurines and the evidence when to stop thiopurines. Excellent reviews have been published on the thiopurine metabolic pathway which will not be discussed here in detail.

  9. Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome

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    Marroon Thabane, John K Marshall

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS is a common disorder wherein symptoms of IBS begin after an episode of acute gastroenteritis. Published studies have reported incidence of PI-IBS to range between 5% and 32%. The mechanisms underlying the development of PI-IBS are not fully understood, but are believed to include persistent sub-clinical inflammation, changes in intestinal permeability and alteration of gut flora. Individual studies have suggested that risk factors for PI-IBS include patients’ demographics, psychological disorders and the severity of enteric illness. However, PI-IBS remains a diagnosis of exclusion with no specific disease markers and, to date, no definitive therapy exists. The prognosis of PI-IBS appears favorable with spontaneous and gradual resolution of symptoms in most patients.

  10. Rheumatic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease

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    Tatiana Sofía Rodríguez-Reyna, Cynthia Martínez-Reyes, Jesús Kazúo Yamamoto-Furusho

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available This article reviews the literature concerning rheumatic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, including common immune-mediated pathways, frequency, clinical course and therapy. Musculoskeletal complications are frequent and well-recognized manifestations in IBD, and affect up to 33% of patients with IBD. The strong link between the bowel and the osteo-articular system is suggested by many clinical and experimental observations, notably in HLA-B27 transgenic rats. The autoimmune pathogenic mechanisms shared by IBD and spondyloarthropathies include genetic susceptibility to abnormal antigen presentation, aberrant recognition of self, the presence of autoantibodies against specific antigens shared by the colon and other extra-colonic tissues, and increased intestinal permeability. The response against microorganisms may have an important role through molecular mimicry and other mechanisms. Rheumatic manifestations of IBD have been divided into peripheral arthritis, and axial involvement, including sacroiliitis, with or without spondylitis, similar to idiopathic ankylosing spondylitis. Other periarticular features can occur, including enthesopathy, tendonitis, clubbing, periostitis, and granulomatous lesions of joints and bones. Osteoporosis and osteomalacia secondary to IBD and iatrogenic complications can also occur. The management of the rheumatic manifestations of IBD consists of physical therapy in combination with local injection of corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; caution is in order however, because of their possible harmful effects on intestinal integrity, permeability, and even on gut inflammation. Sulfasalazine, methotrexate, azathioprine, cyclosporine and leflunomide should be used for selected indications. In some cases, tumor necrosis factor-? blocking agents should be considered as first-line therapy.

  11. FDG-PET in inflammatory bowel diseases

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    Accurate, inexpensive, non-invasive studies in evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) would represent a significant advancement in identifying and measuring disease activity. There is new evidence that positron emission tomography (PET) scanning can fulfill many of these criteria. The aim of this review is to report the studies pertaining to the use of PET in IBD and provide an evidence-based approach on how to use PET clinically in IBD. Searching Medline and the Cochrane Database of Clinical Trails on July 18, 2008 identified 12 relevant manuscripts for review. Types of studies of PET in IBD include the incidental identification of IBD during studies performed for other indications, the evaluation of suspected IBD and the assessment of known IBD. PET has been studied in both children and adults and has shown excellent sensitivity for detecting active bowel inflammation, but with poor specificity in some studies. PET alone appears sufficient for the evaluation of ulcerative colitis, but PET/computed tomography provides considerably more information over PET alone in the evaluation of Crohn's disease. Current clinical applications for PET in IBD include its use in the early evaluation of IBD, especially in children who may not tolerate an invasive test such as colonoscopy; and its use in differentiating between a flare of IBD versus the onset of a non-inflammatory process causing similar symptoms in patients with known IBD. Many unanswered questions remain, butIBD. Many unanswered questions remain, but PET appears to be a promising tool in the non-invasive evaluation of IBD.

  12. Management of refractory Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    S.S Goulas

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Medical management of active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD depends on the extent and the severity of the disease estimated by both clinical and endoscopic parameters. Based on these parameters a flare of IBD, either of ulcerative colitis (UC or of Crohn?s disease (CD can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild or moderate IBD is treated on an outpatient basis, while severe disease requires hospitalization. Although in the literature there is no clear cut definition of resistance, we characterize as refractory the disease that does not respond to drug treatment, consisting of salicylates and steroids in doses appropriate for the severity of the episode for a four week period in combination with topical therapy. In severe IBD the critical period is much shorter (5 days. In refractory mild IBD, steroids (prednisone 20-40 mg combined with a double dose of topical treatment are appropriate. In refractory moderate disease, therapeutic options are: the intensive scheme of severe disease, immunomodulators, Infliximab or consideration for surgery. In refractory severe cases cyclosporine (mainly for UC or Infliximab either early or after cyclosporine failure appear to be effective approaches, which must be compared to surgical treatment in controlled clinical trials. In conclusion, although refractory IBD is a challenge for the clinician there are several therapeutic options. Apart from old friends (steroids, immunomodulators, surgery the new group of biologic agents, in the form of anti-TNF factor (Infliximab at present, has emerged as an option in the medical management of moderate, severe and refractory IBD. Key words: Inflammatory bowel disease, IBD, ulcerative colitis, Crohn?s disease, refractory IBD.

  13. Omega-3 fatty acids induce biochemical changes in the small bowel of rats before and after resection Efeito do ácido graxo ômega-3 no intestino delgado de ratos antes e após ressecção

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    João Carlos Nunes de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available In the present study, the effect of dietary fish oil, a highly unsaturated fat source, on the intestinal mucosa before and after proximal small bowel resection in rats was studied. Forty Wistar rats were fed defined diets containing fish oil (experimental group or corn oil (control group. After 2 weeks, animals underwent a 50% proximal small bowel resection. Mucosal disaccharidases, alkaline phosphatase, aminopeptidase, protein, DNA, and TBARs levels were assessed in samples immediately before and 6 and 12 days after surgery. Disaccharidase activities were reduced in the ileal mucosa from rats in the fish oil-fed group compared to the control group before and 12 days after surgery. The other parameters showed no significant differences. The results indicate that fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids alters the functional parameters of the normal intestinal mucosa and after intestinal resection compared to omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, suggesting that caution should be taken to use omega-3 fatty acids as adjuvants in the adaptive process after resection.No presente estudo, foi avaliado o efeito da dieta com óleo de peixe, uma fonte de ácidos graxos altamente insaturados, sobre a mucosa intestinal antes e após resecção do intestino delgado proximal em ratos. Quarenta ratos Wistar foram alimentados com dieta definida contendo óleo de peixe (grupo experimental ou óleo de milho (grupo controle. Após duas semanas, os animais foram submetidos à ressecção de 50% do intestino delgado proximal. Os níveis das dissacaridases, fosfatase alcalina, animopeptidade, proteína, DNA e TBARS foram avaliados, imediatamente antes e 6 e 12 dias após a cirurgia. As atividades das dissacaridases foram reduzidas na mucosa ileal no grupo de ratos alimentados com óleo de peixe, comparado com grupo controle antes e 12 dias após a cirurgia. Os outros parâmetros não mostraram diferenças significativas. Este resultado indica que o óleo de peixe (ácidos graxos ômega-3 altera parâmetros funcionais na mucosa intestinal normal e após resecção, comparado ao ácido graxo ômega-6, sugerindo cautela no uso de ácidos graxos ômega-3 como adjuvante no processo adaptativo após resecção.

  14. Omega-3 fatty acids induce biochemical changes in the small bowel of rats before and after resection / Efeito do ácido graxo ômega-3 no intestino delgado de ratos antes e após ressecção

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    João Carlos Nunes de, Oliveira; Clarice, Izumi; Sergio, Zucoloto; Arony Aparecido, Lopes; Camila Alves, Areda; Osvaldo de, Freitas.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available No presente estudo, foi avaliado o efeito da dieta com óleo de peixe, uma fonte de ácidos graxos altamente insaturados, sobre a mucosa intestinal antes e após resecção do intestino delgado proximal em ratos. Quarenta ratos Wistar foram alimentados com dieta definida contendo óleo de peixe (grupo exp [...] erimental) ou óleo de milho (grupo controle). Após duas semanas, os animais foram submetidos à ressecção de 50% do intestino delgado proximal. Os níveis das dissacaridases, fosfatase alcalina, animopeptidade, proteína, DNA e TBARS foram avaliados, imediatamente antes e 6 e 12 dias após a cirurgia. As atividades das dissacaridases foram reduzidas na mucosa ileal no grupo de ratos alimentados com óleo de peixe, comparado com grupo controle antes e 12 dias após a cirurgia. Os outros parâmetros não mostraram diferenças significativas. Este resultado indica que o óleo de peixe (ácidos graxos ômega-3) altera parâmetros funcionais na mucosa intestinal normal e após resecção, comparado ao ácido graxo ômega-6, sugerindo cautela no uso de ácidos graxos ômega-3 como adjuvante no processo adaptativo após resecção. Abstract in english In the present study, the effect of dietary fish oil, a highly unsaturated fat source, on the intestinal mucosa before and after proximal small bowel resection in rats was studied. Forty Wistar rats were fed defined diets containing fish oil (experimental group) or corn oil (control group). After 2 [...] weeks, animals underwent a 50% proximal small bowel resection. Mucosal disaccharidases, alkaline phosphatase, aminopeptidase, protein, DNA, and TBARs levels were assessed in samples immediately before and 6 and 12 days after surgery. Disaccharidase activities were reduced in the ileal mucosa from rats in the fish oil-fed group compared to the control group before and 12 days after surgery. The other parameters showed no significant differences. The results indicate that fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) alters the functional parameters of the normal intestinal mucosa and after intestinal resection compared to omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, suggesting that caution should be taken to use omega-3 fatty acids as adjuvants in the adaptive process after resection.

  15. Transplantation of Olfactory Mucosa as a Scaffold for Axonal Regeneration Following Spinal Cord Contusion in Rats

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    Koichi Iwatsuki

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    Full Text Available Object: The inability of the spinal cord to regenerate after SCI is due to the extremely limited regenerative capacity of most central nervous system (CNS axons, along with the hostile environment of the adult CNS, which does not support axonal growth. It seems that for successful axonal regeneration to take place, a supportive local environment is required after the injury. We have previously reported that transplantation of the olfactory mucosa is effective in restoring functional recovery in rats following spinal cord transaction. In this study, we examined histological features of olfactory mucosa grafts in rats subjected to a spinal cord contusion protocol. Respiratory mucosa was utilized as a control, as we have previously found that respiratory mucosa does not support neuronal generation. Methods: The rats spinal cords were crash-injured by dropping a 10-g metal rod from a height of 7.5 cm, and a couple of weeks later, the injury sites were exposed, and both olfactory and respiratory mucosae were inserted into the posterior sulcuses of the spinal cord. The each number of olfactory and mucosa transplanted rats were five. The Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB score was observed. Immunohistochemical study for neurofilament was performed. Results: Olfactory mucosa transplanted rats following spinal cord injury can support at least partial hind limb motor recovery compared with respiratory mucosa transplanted rats and we identified numerous axons surrounding the transplanted olfactory mucosa cells, and penetrating the olfactory mucosa at the transplant site. Conclusion: Olfactory mucosa might be a suitable scaffold for axonal regeneration.

  16. Efficient Genetic Analysis of Microdissected Samples by Agarose-Bead Method: Alterations of ?-Catenin Gene in Fundic Gland Polyp and Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa of Duodenum

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    Molecular genetic analyses of archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) pathological specimens taken at biopsy or autopsy, are occasionally compromised because the DNA molecules therein are inevitably degraded. Furthermore, since these tissue samples comprise various cell types, the analyses based on mixtures of such heterogeneous populations often fail to reflect the nature of the affected cells. In the present study, to elucidate the contribution of ?-catenin gene mutation to the fundic gland polyp and the heterotopic gastric mucosa in the duodenum, we successfully introduced an agarose-bead mediated technique as an effectual tool for retrospective morphology-oriented genetic analyses. Microdissected samples were embedded in low-melting agarose, and directly treated with proteinase K. A fragment of the agarose-bead was used as a template for polymerase chain reaction to analyze ?-catenin mutation. Of the six cases of heterotopic gastric mucosa in the duodenum associated with fundic gland polyps, one showed a common 1-bp missense mutation at codon 37 shared by both the fundic gland polyp and the heterotopic gastric mucosa. Alternatively, a 1-bp silent mutation at codon 33 and missense mutation at codon 32 were identified only in the heterotopic gastric mucosa. Agarose-bead mediated technique shows superior sensitivity to the previously described techniques and is an effectual tool for retrospective morphology-oriented genetic analyses using a large number of archival pathological samples stored for long periods in the pathology laboratory

  17. Irritable bowel syndrome immune hypothesis: the role of lymphocytes and mast cells / Hipótesis inmune del síndrome del intestino irritable: Primera parte: papel de los linfocitos y mastocitos

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    M., Ortiz Lucas; P., Saz Peiró; J. J., Sebastián Domingo.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Revisar la evidencia disponible sobre el papel de los linfocitos T y mastocitos en la etiopatogenia del Síndrome del Intestino Irritable. de las vías biliares. Métodos: Recuperación bibliográfica en PubMed incluyendo los términos "Irritable Bowel Syndrome, "Immune System", "T-Lymphocytes" [...] y "Mast Cells". Resultados: Se recuperaron 25 estudios casos-control y un ensayo clínico aleatorizado. A nivel sanguíneo destaca el aumento de células T activadas destinadas a migrar al intestino en estos pacientes. En la mucosa intestinal se describe un patrón elevado de linfocitos T, aunque los resultados de los estudios son en ocasiones contradictorios, y un aumento claro de mastocitos (y de su actividad) entre el íleon terminal y colon descendente. Conclusiones: La heterogeneidad de criterios diagnósticos y de métodos de experimentación podría explicar algunas de las diferencias en los resultados que se encuentran en las investigaciones seleccionadas. Existen indicios que conducen a pensar que existe una "inflamación intestinal de bajo grado" en estos pacientes, y se ha relacionado el aumento de linfocitos T y de mastocitos con trastornos encontrados en el SII como la comunicación entre el intestino y el sistema nervioso, el aumento de la permeabilidad intestinal y los cambios en la microbiota. Abstract in english Objective: To review the available evidence on the role of T-lymphocytes and mast cells in the etiopathogenesis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Methods: Bibliographic retrieval on PubMed including the terms "Irritable Bowel Syndrome, "Immune System", "T-Lymphocytes" and "Mast Cells". Results: Twenty-fi [...] ve case-control studies and one randomized controlled trial were retrieved. Noteworthy in the blood is the increase in activated T cells destined to migrate to the bowel in these patients. A high frequency of T-lymphocytes is described in the intestinal mucosa, although the study findings are, at times, contradictory. An evident increase in mast cells (and in their activity) between the terminal ileum and descending colon is also observed. Conclusions: The heterogeneity of diagnostic criteria and experimentation methods could account for some of the differences in the results found in the selected research. There are indications that give reason to believe these patients have "low-grade intestinal inflammation", and the increase in T-lymphocytes and mast cells has been associated with disorders found in IBS such as the communication between the intestine and the nervous system, the increase in intestinal permeability and changes in the microbiota.

  18. Irritable bowel syndrome immune hypothesis: the role of lymphocytes and mast cells Hipótesis inmune del síndrome del intestino irritable: Primera parte: papel de los linfocitos y mastocitos

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    M. Ortiz Lucas

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To review the available evidence on the role of T-lymphocytes and mast cells in the etiopathogenesis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Methods: Bibliographic retrieval on PubMed including the terms "Irritable Bowel Syndrome, "Immune System", "T-Lymphocytes" and "Mast Cells". Results: Twenty-five case-control studies and one randomized controlled trial were retrieved. Noteworthy in the blood is the increase in activated T cells destined to migrate to the bowel in these patients. A high frequency of T-lymphocytes is described in the intestinal mucosa, although the study findings are, at times, contradictory. An evident increase in mast cells (and in their activity between the terminal ileum and descending colon is also observed. Conclusions: The heterogeneity of diagnostic criteria and experimentation methods could account for some of the differences in the results found in the selected research. There are indications that give reason to believe these patients have "low-grade intestinal inflammation", and the increase in T-lymphocytes and mast cells has been associated with disorders found in IBS such as the communication between the intestine and the nervous system, the increase in intestinal permeability and changes in the microbiota.Objetivo: Revisar la evidencia disponible sobre el papel de los linfocitos T y mastocitos en la etiopatogenia del Síndrome del Intestino Irritable. de las vías biliares. Métodos: Recuperación bibliográfica en PubMed incluyendo los términos "Irritable Bowel Syndrome, "Immune System", "T-Lymphocytes" y "Mast Cells". Resultados: Se recuperaron 25 estudios casos-control y un ensayo clínico aleatorizado. A nivel sanguíneo destaca el aumento de células T activadas destinadas a migrar al intestino en estos pacientes. En la mucosa intestinal se describe un patrón elevado de linfocitos T, aunque los resultados de los estudios son en ocasiones contradictorios, y un aumento claro de mastocitos (y de su actividad entre el íleon terminal y colon descendente. Conclusiones: La heterogeneidad de criterios diagnósticos y de métodos de experimentación podría explicar algunas de las diferencias en los resultados que se encuentran en las investigaciones seleccionadas. Existen indicios que conducen a pensar que existe una "inflamación intestinal de bajo grado" en estos pacientes, y se ha relacionado el aumento de linfocitos T y de mastocitos con trastornos encontrados en el SII como la comunicación entre el intestino y el sistema nervioso, el aumento de la permeabilidad intestinal y los cambios en la microbiota.

  19. Tatuagem extensa por amálgama em mucosa gêngivo-alveolar / Extensive amalgam tattoo on the alveolar-gingival mucosa

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    Vivian C, Galletta; Gabriela, Artico; Aluana M. C, Dal Vechio; Celso A, Lemos Jr; Dante A, Migliari.

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    Full Text Available Tatuagens por amálgama são lesões pigmentadas, exógenas, de frequente ocorrência na mucosa bucal, que resultam da introdução acidental de partículas de amálgama nos tecidos moles. O diagnóstico da tatuagem por amálgama é simples, geralmente, baseado em achados clínicos, complementado pela história r [...] ecente ou pregressa de remoção de restauração por amálgama. Radiografias intraorais podem ser úteis na detecção de radiopacidade, associadas à partícula de amálgama. Nos casos em que as tatuagens por amálgama não permitem diferenciação de outras lesões melanocíticas, o exame histopatológico deve ser realizado. Os autores relatam à ocorrência de lesão extensa por tatuagem de amálgama com confirmação histopatológica. Abstract in english Amalgam tattoos are common exogenous pigmented lesions of the oral mucosa occurring mainly by inadvertent placement of amalgam particles into soft tissues. The diagnosis of amalgam tattoo is simple, usually based on clinical findings associated with presence or history of amalgam fillings removal. I [...] ntraoral X-rays may be helpful in detecting amalgam-related radiopacity. In cases where amalgam tattoo cannot be differentiated from other causes of oral pigmentation, a biopsy should be performed. This article deals with an extensive amalgam tattoo lesion which required a biopsy for a definitive diagnosis.

  20. Unique Presentation of Intra-Abdominal Testis: Small Bowel Obstruction

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    Bassiouny, Ibrahim E.; Abbas, Tariq O.; Alansari, Amani N.; Ali, Mansour A.

    2011-01-01

    We describe here a two-year-old male who required urgent laparotomy to relieve a strangulated small bowel caused by internal herniation around an intra-abdominal testis. This clinical presentation has not been reported previously.

  1. Metastatic choriocarcinoma in the small bowel: a case report

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    Zohreh Yousefi

    2014-08-01

    Conclusion: In abnormal postpartum hemorrhage, we should consider the possibility of choriocarcinoma. Although, it is important to note rare manifestations of metastatic choriocarcinoma of small bowel in massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

  2. Small bowel enteroclysis using a hemodialysis blood pump

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    The purpose of this study is to describe the usefulness of small bowel enteroclysis using a hemodialysis blood pump. Over 1 16 month period, 135 double contrast small bowel enteroclysis examinations were performed in 132 patients using a hemodialysis blood pump. Following incubation of the proximal jejunum, barium at a dilution of 50 % and 0.5 %-methylcellulose were infused at a constant rate using a hemodialysis blood pump and multiple spot films of the small intestine were obtained. Success rate, quality of radiographs, positive findings, fluoroscopic time and complications were evaluated. It spite of the long fluoroscopic time and invasiveness, double contrast small bowel enteroclysis is useful for the evaluation of small bowel disease. The infusion of barium and methylcellulose using a hemodialysis blood pump give radiographs of good quality. (author). 18 refs., 2 tabs., 10 figs

  3. Talking with Your Health Care Provider about Bowel Control

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    ... Campaigns Let's Talk about Bowel Control Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign Bladder Control for Women We Can! Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition Home : Talking with Your Doctor Talking with Your ...

  4. Biofeedback & Bowel Disorders: Teaching Yourself to Live without the Problem

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    ... Doctor Visit Worksheet Living With Constipation Personal Stories Mobile App for IBS/CC Who We Are Contact Us Donate Biofeedback & Bowel Disorders: Teaching Yourself to Live Without the Problem What is ...

  5. Better Check Your Bowels: Screening for Colon and Rectal Cancer

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    ... link, please review our exit disclaimer . Subscribe Better Check Your Bowels Screening for Colon and Rectal Cancer ... and, if so, which test(s) to get. And check with your health insurance company to see if ...

  6. Taking Care of Your Bowels--The Basics

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    ... better when you are sitting up because of gravity. Fluids : How much and what type of fluid ... extension or digital stimulator may be required to assist you in establishing a successful bowel program. University ...

  7. Steroid allergy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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    2007-11-01

    Background: Contact allergy to a steroid enema leading to worsening of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has recently been reported. This study was designed to look for evidence of steroid allergy in patients with IBD.

  8. A Clinicopathologic Study of 24 Cases of Systemic Mastocytosis Involving the Gastrointestinal Tract and Assessment of Mucosal Mast Cell Density in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Asymptomatic Patients

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    Doyle, Leona A.; Sepehr, Golrokh J.; Hamilton, Matthew J.; Akin, Cem; Castells, Mariana C.; Hornick, Jason L.

    2014-01-01

    Counting mast cells in gastrointestinal (GI) mucosal biopsies is becoming an increasingly common practice. The primary reason for this exercise is to evaluate for possible involvement by systemic mastocytosis (SM). However, the features of mastocytosis in GI biopsies are not well described. In addition, recent studies have suggested that increased mast cells may be involved in the pathogenesis of some cases of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); the term “mastocytic enterocolitis” has been proposed for such cases. As the baseline mast cell density in colonic biopsies from normal patients has not been established in large cohorts, there is no widely accepted threshold for what constitutes increased mucosal mast cells. The aims of this study were (1) to determine the utility of GI biopsies for the diagnosis of SM, (2) to characterize the clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical features of mastocytosis in the GI tract, (3) to determine mast cell density in normal colonic mucosa from a large cohort of asymptomatic patients, and (4) to compare these findings with those from patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS. Twenty-four patients with SM involving the GI tract, 100 asymptomatic patients, and 100 patients with IBS (the latter 2 groups with histologically normal colonic biopsies) were included. For the mastocytosis group, 107 biopsies (70 involved by mastocytosis; 67 mucosal, 3 liver) from 20 women and 4 men were evaluated (median age 59 y). The most commonly involved site was the colon (19 patients, 95%), followed by ileum (86%), duodenum (80%), and stomach (54%). In 16 cases (67%), the first diagnosis of SM was made on the basis of GI biopsies. Seventeen patients had documented cutaneous mastocytosis. Fifteen of 17 patients who underwent bone marrow biopsy had marrow involvement by SM. Eighteen patients had indolent disease, and 6 had aggressive disease (including all 3 with liver involvement). The most common GI symptom was diarrhea, followed by abdominal pain, nausea, weight loss, bloating, vomiting, or reflux. Liver disease presented with hepatomegaly and ascites. Endoscopic abnormalities (observed in 62%) included erythema, granularity, and nodules. Histologically, involved biopsies were characterized by infiltrates of ovoid to spindle-shaped mast cells in aggregates or sheets in the lamina propria, sometimes forming a confluent band underneath the surface epithelium; 25% of biopsies had only focal involvement (single aggregate). Prominent eosinophils were seen in 44% of involved colonic/ileal biopsies and 16% of duodenal biopsies. Mast cells were highlighted by diffuse membranous staining for KIT and CD25. In the nonmastocytosis groups, all biopsies contained singly dispersed mast cells with no aggregates. The mean highest mast cell counts (in a single high-power field) for asymptomatic patients and IBS patients were 26 (range, 11 to 55) and 30 (range, 13 to 59), respectively. In summary, GI (especially colonic) biopsies can establish a diagnosis of SM in patients with GI symptoms. GI involvement is usually subtle and is often associated with prominent eosinophils, which may obscure the mast cell infiltrate. KIT and CD25 are invaluable markers for the diagnosis. Mast cell density in colonic mucosa from asymptomatic patients is highly variable. Although patients with diarrhea-predominant IBS on average have mildly increased mast cells, the overlap in range with that of control patients is too great for this difference to be clinically useful. These findings argue against the utility of counting GI mucosal mast cell in patients with chronic diarrhea. PMID:24618605

  9. Evaluating patients' preferences for type of bowel preparation prior to screening CT colonography: Convenience and comfort versus sensitivity and specificity

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    Aims: To explore the relative value patients place on comfort and convenience versus test sensitivity and specificity in the context of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) screening. Materials and methods: Twenty semi-structured interviews were carried out with patients attending hospital for radiological tests unrelated to CTC. Preferences for CTC with different types of bowel preparation for CTC screening were examined and interviews were analysed thematically. The discussion guide included separate sections on CTC, bowel preparation methods (non-, reduced- and full-laxative), and sensitivity and specificity. Patients were given information on each topic in turn and asked about their views and preferences during each section. Results: Following information about the test, patients' attitudes towards CTC were positive. Following information on bowel preparation, full-laxative purgation was anticipated to cause more adverse physical and lifestyle effects than using reduced- or non-laxative preparation. However, stated preferences were approximately equally divided, largely due to patients anticipating that non-laxative preparations would reduce test accuracy (because the bowel was not thoroughly cleansed). Following information on sensitivity and specificity (which supported patients' expectations), the predominant stated preference was for full-laxative preparation. Conclusions: Patients are likely to value test sensitivity and specificity over a more comfortable and convenient preparation. Future research should test this hypothesis on a larger sample

  10. Arterial hypertension due to fructose ingestion: model based on intermittent osmotic fluid trapping in the small bowel

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Based on recently reported data that fructose ingestion is linked to arterial hypertension, a model of regulatory loops involving the colon role in maintenance of fluid and sodium homeostasis is proposed. In normal digestion of hyperosmolar fluids, also in cases of postprandial hypotension and in patients having the "dumping" syndrome after gastric surgery, any hyperosmolar intestinal content is diluted by water taken from circulation and being trapped in the bowel until reabsorption. High fructose corn sirup (HFCS soft drinks are among common hyperosmolar drinks. Fructose is slowly absorbed through passive carrier-mediated facilitated diffusion, along the entire small bowel, thus preventing absorption of the trapped water for several hours. Here presented interpretation is that ingestion of hyperosmolar HFCS drinks due to a transient fluid shift into the small bowel increases renin secretion and sympathetic activity, leading to rise in ADH and aldosterone secretions. Their actions spare water and sodium in the large bowel and kidneys. Alteration of colon absorption due to hormone exposure depends on cell renewal and takes days to develop, so the momentary capacity of sodium absorption in the colon depends on the average aldosterone and ADH exposure during few previous days. This inertia in modulation of the colon function can make an individual that often takes HFCS drinks prone to sodium retention, until a new balance is reached with an expanded ECF pool and arterial hypertension. In individuals with impaired fructose absorption, even a higher risk of arterial hypertension can be expected.

  11. Arterial hypertension due to fructose ingestion: model based on intermittent osmotic fluid trapping in the small bowel.

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    Kurbel, Sven

    2010-01-01

    Based on recently reported data that fructose ingestion is linked to arterial hypertension, a model of regulatory loops involving the colon role in maintenance of fluid and sodium homeostasis is proposed.In normal digestion of hyperosmolar fluids, also in cases of postprandial hypotension and in patients having the "dumping" syndrome after gastric surgery, any hyperosmolar intestinal content is diluted by water taken from circulation and being trapped in the bowel until reabsorption. High fructose corn sirup (HFCS) soft drinks are among common hyperosmolar drinks. Fructose is slowly absorbed through passive carrier-mediated facilitated diffusion, along the entire small bowel, thus preventing absorption of the trapped water for several hours.Here presented interpretation is that ingestion of hyperosmolar HFCS drinks due to a transient fluid shift into the small bowel increases renin secretion and sympathetic activity, leading to rise in ADH and aldosterone secretions. Their actions spare water and sodium in the large bowel and kidneys. Alteration of colon absorption due to hormone exposure depends on cell renewal and takes days to develop, so the momentary capacity of sodium absorption in the colon depends on the average aldosterone and ADH exposure during few previous days. This inertia in modulation of the colon function can make an individual that often takes HFCS drinks prone to sodium retention, until a new balance is reached with an expanded ECF pool and arterial hypertension. In individuals with impaired fructose absorption, even a higher risk of arterial hypertension can be expected. PMID:20579372

  12. Cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

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    Ljótsson, Brjánn

    2011-01-01

    Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort combined with altered bowel habits and is associated with impaired quality of life. The prevalence of IBS in the general adult population is approximately 10%. Psychological factors have been implicated in IBS because of high rates of comorbidity with psychiatric diagnoses and the fact that stress can cause IBS symptoms. Several studies have been conducted on psychological treatment for IBS....

  13. Impact of psychological stress on irritable bowel syndrome

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    Qin, Hong-yan; Cheng, Chung-wah; Tang, Xu-dong; Bian, Zhao-xiang

    2014-01-01