While most cats can switch to a new food over the course of four to five days (feeding 75 percent old food with 25 percent new food, then 50/50, then 25 percent and 75 percent), sensitive cats may need to span the transition over a week or two to allow their GI tract
Fogle: Yes, it includes 3 markers that correlate to inflammation specific to the GI tract
. The first is lysozyme, an inflammatory marker that can become very elevated in inflammatory bowel disease.
Indolent T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder of the GI tract
is a provisional entity in the new WHO classification and is a nonaggressive, largely nonepitheliotropic small, mature T-cell disorder of the GI tract
with evidence of clonality by T-cell receptor gene rearrangement studies.
The infant's GI tract
hosts bacteria even as he or she has traversed the mother's birth canal.
As such, available literature has shown that pathogenic Clostridia transmission occurs through breaches in the GI tract
and wound contamination although spontaneous cases have occurred.
The researchers note in their current paper that the colon has been more difficult to generate than other parts of the GI tract
The researchers -- including Jorge Munera, PhD, first author and postdoctoral fellow in the Wells laboratory -- note in their current paper the colon has been more difficult to generate than other parts of the GI tract
Aside from these functions, the GI tract
itself is an organ of the immune system.
Changing food habits have also led to high frequencies of cancer in the GI tract
, of which colorectal cancer is one of the most recurrent.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a disorder of the GI tract
. It's referred to as a "syndrome" because there are no biological markers in the body and hence no physical diagnostic tests.
Multiple lymphomatous polyposis (MLP) is rare form of NHL in which MCL presents as numerous polyps through a long portion of the GI tract
. In 1961, Cornes first used the term multiple lymphomatous polyposis to describe this rare presentation of MCL.
 Duplications at all levels of GI tract
share similarities in their pathologic features, but no single existing etiologic theory can satisfactorily explain all duplications in all segments of the alimentary tract.
Until recent years, scientists described IBS in terms of impaired motility of the GI tract
. In support of this, some studies found that the passage of stool is delayed in constipation-predominant IBS sufferers but accelerated in diarrhea-predominant IBS sufferers.
Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract
, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas, 3rd Edition (online access included)
Your GI tract
is home to a community of trillions of organisms--bacteria, viruses, and fungi--that are referred to collectively as the "microbiota." In a healthy GI tract
, the microbiota has an appropriate balance of the various types of organisms, which work with the immune cells in the lining of your GI tract
to keep you healthy.