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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718991/learning-curve-for-the-thoracoscopic-repair-of-esophageal-atresia-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Hiroomi Okuyama, Yuko Tazuke, Takehisa Ueno, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Yuichi Takama, Ryuta Saka, Noriaki Usui, Hideki Soh, Takeo Yonekura
AIM: Thoracoscopic repair (TR) of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) remains a considerable challenge, even for the most experienced pediatric surgeons. The aim of this study is to report the outcomes of our experience with TR of EA/TEF and to determine the learning curve for this procedure. METHODS: Eleven consecutive cases that had undergone TR of EA/TEF at our institutes were included in this study. The medical charts were reviewed retrospectively...
July 18, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713066/approaches-for-stricture-prevention-after-esophageal-endoscopic-resection
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REVIEW
Seiichiro Abe, Prasad G Iyer, Ichiro Oda, Nobuo Kanai, Yutaka Saito
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic resection of extensive esophageal lesions has become more common as endoscopic resection techniques and equipment has developed. However, extensive esophageal endoscopic resections can cause postoperative esophageal strictures, which have a negative impact on the quality of life of patients. We aimed to review current treatments and innovative approaches to prevent esophageal strictures after widespread endoscopic resection of esophageal lesions. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive literature search using predetermined search terms from 2000 to 2016 to identify relevant articles and summarized their results as a narrative review...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711168/surgical-treatment-of-intestinal-complications-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-the-pediatric-population-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Camille A Gutierrez, Mehul V Raval, Hannah R Vester, Sonali Chaudhury, Daniel von Allmen, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Intestinal complications of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) include hemorrhage and perforation in the short-term, and stricture with bowel obstruction in the long-term. As medical management of severe aGVHD has improved, more patients are surviving even advanced stages of intestinal aGVHD. This review summarizes the available pediatric literature on surgical treatment of complications of intestinal GVHD. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, and Scopus databases...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702740/large-bariatric-specific-stents-and-over-the-scope-clips-in-the-management-of-post-bariatric-surgery-leaks
#4
Hany Shehab, Emad Abdallah, Khaled Gawdat, Inas Elattar
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic stents are successful in the management of surgical leaks; however, stent migration remains a significant problem. In this study, we present our approach depending on a large bariatrics-specific stent (Mega stent) and over-the-scope clips in the management of post-bariatric surgery leaks. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients with post-bariatric surgery leaks treated at our institution using an approach reliant on Mega stents and over-the-scope clips was conducted...
July 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694583/simple-technique-of-bridging-wide-gap-in-esophageal-atresia-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula-surgical-innovation
#5
A K Sharma, D Mangal
The survival of the patients with esophageal atresia an tracheo esophageal fistula is believed to be an epitome of the success of the neonatal surgery. Restoring the continuty of the food pipe by esophagus to esophagus anastomosis is the best option. Preservation of natural esophagus by delayed repair in a wide gap esophageal atresia is a preferred technique worldwide, however such a management required prolonged hospitalization and dedicated nursing care, which is often not available in most of the centres in India...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691540/endoscopic-management-of-foreign-bodies-in-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-a-retrospective-study-of-1294-cases
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Chong Geng, Xiao Li, Rong Luo, Lin Cai, Xuelian Lei, Chunhui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To report our endoscopic outcomes and explore the effects of duration of impaction and anesthetic methods on the endoscopic removal of foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal tract. METHODS: All consecutive patients with suspected foreign body (FB) ingestion between January 2013 and June 2016 were enrolled. Demographic, clinical and endoscopic data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 1294 patients aged seven months to 94 years were enrolled...
July 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689733/long-term-outcome-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-from-a-single-center-in-mainland-china
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Pankaj Kumar Hans, Wei Guan, Shibo Lin, Hui Liang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is at present the most popular bariatric procedure due to its significant weight loss, remission of co-morbidities, and acceptable morbidity. But, there are not many studies showing its long term efficacy and safety in Chinese patients. The aim of this study is to give five results of LSG in terms of weight loss, co-morbidity (Type 2 diabetes mellitus) resolution and possible complications from a single center in mainland China...
July 7, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685156/road-map-fluoroscopy-successfully-guides-endoscopic-interventions-in-the-esophagus
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Jochen Weigt, Wilfried Obst, Arne Kandulski, Maciej Pech, Ali Canbay, Peter Malfertheiner
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Road Map (RM) fluoroscopy is a radiological technique that enables visualization of anatomic structures using image subtraction at peak opacification. RM fluoroscopy has never previously been evaluated for use in endoscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of RM in guiding endoscopic intervention in the esophagus. PATIENTS AND METHODS : This was a monocentric observational trial of consecutive patients with esophageal strictures in a university hospital...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682046/upper-gastrointestinal-conditions-nonmalignant-conditions-of-the-esophagus
#9
David S Estores, Ku-Lang Chang
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an allergic disorder of the esophagus. This diagnosis requires the presence of specific symptoms and a significantly elevated number of eosinophils in the esophageal lining as determined by endoscopic biopsies. Symptoms tend to be nonspecific among patients younger than 15 years. Among adults, dysphagia is the most common symptom. Comanagement with a gastroenterology subspecialist is essential, particularly for EE patients with a stricture. EE is commonly misdiagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
July 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675279/-benign-esophageal-strictures-endoscopic-treatment-options
#10
Michael Drepper, Philippe Bichard, Jean-Louis Frossard
Bening strictures of the esophagus are a frequently encountered problem in endoscopy. Dilation by Savary-Gilliard dilators or balloon dilators is the first line treatment and relieves dysphagia in about 75 % of cases. Complex strictures are at higher risk of treatment failure than simple ones and are considered as refractory after repetitive unsuccessful dilations. Adjunction of locally injected corticoids favors outcome in strictures of peptic origin. Further treatment options of refractory strictures are endoscopic incision therapy in short ones and temporary self expandable metallic (SEMS), plastic (SEPS) or biodegradable stent insertion in complex ones...
August 31, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674786/fully-covered-self-expanding-metallic-stent-placement-for-benign-refractory-esophageal-strictures
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Vinit Kahalekar, Deepak Trilokinath Gupta, Pratin Bhatt, Akash Shukla, Shobna Bhatia
AIMS: Treatment options for benign refractory esophageal stricture are limited. We retrospectively analyzed data of 11 patients who underwent fully covered self-expanding metallic stent (FC-SEMS) placement for refractory benign esophageal stricture at our institute. METHODS: Refractory benign esophageal stricture was defined as inability to dilate a stricture to a diameter of 14 mm after a minimum of five sessions at 2-week intervals or inability to maintain diameter of 14 mm for at least 4 weeks...
July 4, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674680/giant-gastric-bezoar-complicating-congenital-esophageal-atresia-repaired-by-gastric-interposition-a-case-report
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Archana Chacko, Brent I Masters, Alan Isles
We describe a giant gastric phytobezoar in a child with repaired congenital esophageal atresia. At age two, a gastric interposition (pull-up) procedure was performed for severe and recurrent esophageal strictures. For 12 months post-gastric interposition, he experienced frequent respiratory illnesses requiring hospital admissions but it was not initially appreciated that these episodes were likely secondary to recurrent aspiration from a gastric bezoar with "spill-over" aspiration.
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670613/risk-of-perforation-in-balloon-dilation-associated-with-steroid-injection-for-preventing-esophageal-stricture-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
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Yoshiki Tsujii, Yoshito Hayashi, Naoki Kawai, Takuya Yamada, Katsumi Yamamoto, Shiro Hayashi, Shunsuke Yoshii, Kengo Nagai, Takuya Inoue, Tsutomu Nishida, Hideki Iijima, Eiji Mita, Atsuo Inoue, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Endoscopic local steroid injection (LSI) has been used to prevent esophageal strictures after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for superficial esophageal neoplasms (SENs). This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LSI therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  From May 2007 to September 2014, at four institutions, 40 consecutive patients with SENs were treated with ESD that left a mucosal defect of more than three-quarters of the esophageal circumference...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665192/adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cell-sheet-application-for-tissue-healing-i-in-vivo-i-a-systematic-review
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Panithi Sukho, Abigael Cohen, Jan Willem Hesselink, Jolle Kirpensteijn, Femke Verseijden, Yvonne Maria Bastiaansen-Jenniskens
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) are known to be tissue-healing promoters due to their cellular plasticity and secretion of paracrine factors. Cultured ASC sheets provide a novel method of ASCs application and can retain ASCs at the targeted tissue. The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate preclinical studies using adipose tissue-derived cell (ASC) sheet transplantation therapy for promoting tissue healing. Firstly, we searched databases to identify studies of ASC sheet therapy in different experimental animal models, and then determined the quality score of studies using SYRCLE's risk bias tool...
June 30, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658159/outcomes-of-primary-gastric-transposition-for-long-gap-esophageal-atresia-in-neonates
#15
Zhandong Zeng, Fengli Liu, Juan Ma, Yun Fang, Hongwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Gastric transposition is a relatively novel method of esophageal replacement. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the outcomes of long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) treated with esophageal replacement using primary gastric transposition in neonates. METHODS: Between March 2008 and May 2015, 14 newborns with LGEA were treated in our hospital. They were all found to have gaps of over 3 cm at the time of the surgery and were diagnosed with LGEA...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647772/diseases-of-the-esophagus-a-pattern-approach
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REVIEW
Marc S Levine, Stephen E Rubesin
The esophagus may be involved by a variety of morphologic abnormalities, including nodules and plaques, ulceration, distal esophageal strictures and rings, upper or midesophageal strictures, and diffuse narrowing (also known as a small-caliber esophagus). The use of a pattern approach for evaluating esophageal disease on barium studies facilitates diagnosis of a host of pathologic conditions associated with these morphologic abnormalities. This article therefore presents an approach for diagnosing esophageal disease on barium studies that emphasizes the radiographic and clinical features used to differentiate the underlying causes of disease and the diagnostic pitfalls associated with performing and interpreting these studies...
June 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632744/comparison-between-gastrostomy-feeding-and-self-expandable-metal-stent-insertion-for-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-and-dysphagia
#17
Yang Won Min, Eun Young Jang, Ji Hey Jung, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Jun Haeng Lee, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J Kim
BACKGROUND: Self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) insertion and percutaneous gastrostomy (PG) feeding are commonly used for patients with esophageal cancer and dysphagia. This study aimed to compare outcomes between SEMS insertion and PG feeding for them. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 308 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent fully covered SEMS insertion (stent group) or PG (gastrostomy group) for dysphagia due to tumor. Patients with other causes of dysphagia, such as radiation-induced or postoperative stricture, were excluded from the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627413/modeling-esophagitis-using-human-three-dimensional-organotypic-culture-system
#18
Dorottya Laczkó, Fang Wang, F Bradley Johnson, Nirag Jhala, András Rosztóczy, Gregory G Ginsberg, Gary W Falk, Anil K Rustgi, John P Lynch
Esophagitis, whether caused by acid reflux, allergic responses, graft-versus-host disease, drugs, or infections, is a common condition of the gastrointestinal tract affecting nearly 20% of the US population. The instigating agent typically triggers an inflammatory response. The resulting inflammation is a risk factor for the development of esophageal strictures, Barrett esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Research into the pathophysiology of these conditions has been limited by the availability of animal and human model systems...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626101/-comparison-of-short-term-outcomes-between-minimally-invasive-mckeown-esophagectomy-and-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
#19
Xiong Peng, Yun Chen, Abdillah Nassor Juma, Yanqing Wang, Yuan Zhou, Yang Jiao, Weixing Zhang, Wei Zhuang
To summarize the outcomes of 74 patients with minimally invasive McKeown esophagectomy (MIE-McKeown), and to discuss the short-term outcomes by comparing with Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy (ILE) procedure.
 Methods: A total of 74 patients with esophageal carcinoma underwent MIE-McKeown in Xiangya Hospital from November 2014 to July 2016 were retrospectively reviewed, and 85 patients underwent ILE procedure were selected as a control group. Perioperative and short-term outcomes were analyzed.
 Results: Compared with the ILE group, patients underwent MIE-McKeown had less blood loss, less pulmonary infection, longer resection length and more harvested lymph nodes (P<0...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625693/long-term-functional-outcomes-after-replacement-of-the-esophagus-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
Stefano Garritano, Tomoyuki Irino, Chiara Maria Scandavini, Andrianos Tsekrekos, Lars Lundell, Ioannis Rouvelas
BACKGROUND: The indications of esophageal replacement (ER) in pediatric patients include long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA), intractable post-corrosive esophageal strictures (PCES), and some rare esophageal diseases. Various conduits and procedures are currently used worldwide with a lack of consensus regarding the ideal substitute to replace the esophagus replacement. The short-term outcomes of these advanced procedures are well known; there are few data available describing long-term functional outcomes of these patients with long life expectancy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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