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Gastroesophageal reflux in children

Miguel Couselo, Vicente Ibáñez, Javier Lluna, Juan José Vila
Introduction Low values of esophageal impedance baseline (EIB) have been related to esophagitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of EIB for erosive esophagitis (ErE) and histological esophagitis (HiE) in children studied for gastroesophageal reflux. Material and Methods Children who underwent esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring (MII-pH) and upper-endoscopy with esophageal biopsies were studied retrospectively. EIB values were obtained by MII-pH. ErE was assessed by endoscopy following the Hetzel-Dent classification; HiE was defined by basal zone hyperplasia, papillary lengthening, or inflammatory infiltration...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Jessica Menzies, Jennifer Hughes, Steven Leach, Yvonne Belessis, Usha Krishnan
OBJECTIVES: Growth and feeding problems have been described in children with Esophageal Atresia (EA). Ongoing gastrointestinal and respiratory complications such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), esophageal dysmotility, strictures and respiratory infections may contribute. The aim of the study was to document the prevalence of malnutrition and feeding difficulties and examine predictive factors which may influence feeding and growth in children attending a multidisciplinary EA clinic in Sydney Australia...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Ivan Pavić, Irena Babić, Jasna Čepin Bogović, Iva Hojsak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic usefulness of combined multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring in children with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective study including children in whom, due to LPR suggestive symptoms, MII-pH monitoring was performed at tertiary medical center from February 2012 to July 2015. INTERVENTIONS: All included children underwent same diagnostic protocol which included examination by single pulmonologist, ENT specialist and underwent 24-h MII-pH monitoring...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Seyed Abdollah Mousavi, Hasan Karami, Hossein Saneian
INTRODUCTION: The duodenum is the most common site for congenital intestinal obstruction. The duodenal web with a central hole can present without any overt signs of obstruction at a later age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over a 7-year period, children with congenital intestinal obstruction were identified in this study. The complications and operative findings of patients with duodenal web with conditions such as wind sock deformity and delayed diagnosis were evaluated in this study...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
M M J Singendonk, M A Benninga, M P van Wijk
Recently, multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) monitoring was added to the repertoire of tests to evaluate the (patho)physiology of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children. Its advantage above the sole monitoring of the esophageal pH lies in the ability of the detection of both acid and nonacid GER and to discern between liquid and gas GER. Currently, combined 24 h pH-MII monitoring is recommended for evaluation of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its relation to symptoms in infants and children, despite the lack of reference values in these age groups...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Ekaterini Politi, Aspasia Angelakopoulou, Dimitra Grapsa, Maria Zande, Kalliopi Stefanaki, Ioanna Panagiotou, Eleftheria Roma, Ekaterini Syrigou
OBJECTIVES: Previous data have suggested that filaggrin (FLG) and periostin (POSTN) genes may be dysregulated in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to further evaluate the expression patterns of FLG and POSTN proteins in esophageal tissue samples of patients with EoE, as compared to those of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and normal controls. METHODS: A total of 61 prospectively collected cases, including 40 children with EoE and 21 children with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and a control group of 14 sex and age-matched healthy children were enrolled...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Mohammed El-Azami-El-Idrissi, Mounia Lakhdar-Idrissi, Sanae Chaouki, Samir Atmani, Abdelhak Bouharrou, Moustapha Hida
Recurrent respiratory tract infections are one of the most frequent reasons for pediatric visits and hospitalization. Causes of this pathology are multiple ranging from congenital to acquired and local to general. Immune deficiencies are considered as underlying conditions predisposing to this pathology. Our work is about to determine when and how to explore the immune system when facing recurrent respiratory infections. This was based on the records of 53 children hospitalized at the pediatrics unit of Hassan II University Hospital, Fez Morocco...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Jean-Christoph Caubet, Hania Szajewska, Raanan Shamir, Anna Nowak-Węgrzyn
Non-IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergic disorders (non-IgE-GI-FA) including food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), food protein-induced enteropathy (FPE) and food protein-induced allergic proctocolitis (FPIAP) are relatively uncommon in infants and young children, but are likely under-diagnosed. Non-IgE-GI-FA have a favorable prognosis, with majority resolving by age 3-5 years. Diagnosis relies on the recognition of symptoms pattern in FPIAP and FPIES and biopsy in FPE. Further studies are needed for a better understanding of the pathomechanism, which will lead eventually to the development of diagnostic tests and treatments...
September 17, 2016: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
I Maloča Vuljanko, M Turkalj, B Nogalo, S Bulat Lokas, D Plavec
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing asthma in children is a challenge and using a single biomarker from exhaled breath condensate (EBC) showed the lack of improvement in it. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic potential of a pattern of simple chemical biomarkers from EBC in diagnosing asthma in children in a real-life setting, its association with lung function and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: In 75 consecutive children aged 5-7 years with asthma-like symptoms the following tests were performed: skin prick tests, spirometry, impulse oscillometry (IOS), exhaled NO (FENO), 24-hour oesophageal pH monitoring and EBC collection with subsequent analysis of pH, carbon dioxide tension, oxygen tension, and concentrations of magnesium, calcium, iron and urates...
August 31, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
You Jin Choi, Eun Kyo Ha, Su Jin Jeong
PURPOSE: To identify the relationship between dietary habits and childhood gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in preschool children. METHODS: We performed a questionnaire study to analyze the relationship between dietary habits and GERD in 85 preschool children with GERD and 117 healthy children of the same age. RESULTS: Irregular and picky eating were more p-revalent in the GERD group than in the control group (odds ratio [OR], 4.14; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1...
July 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Mark Safe, Jemma Cho, Usha Krishnan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring with standard investigations including pH testing for detecting gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children. METHODS: A retrospective review of all MII-pH studies performed between July 2007 and March 2013 at Sydney Children's Hospital. Results from MII-pH testing, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), barium meal and pepsin assay, symptoms, underlying comorbidities, age, and medication usage were evaluated...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Makoto Komura, Yutaka Kanamori, Yujiro Tanaka, Tetsuro Kodaka, Masahiko Sugiyama, Kan Terawaki, Kan Suzuki, Tadashi Iwanaka
BACKGROUND: The prokinetic agent cisapride is effective for the treatment of GERD in infants and children, but is no longer used for this purpose because of safety concerns. Therefore, other pharmacological agents need to be investigated for their efficacy in the treatment of patients with GERD. In this study, we examined the effectiveness and safety of mosapride for the treatment of neurologically impaired children and adolescents with GERD. METHODS: Mosapride (0...
August 26, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Douglas C Barnhart
Despite the frequency with which antireflux procedures are performed, decisions about gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment remain challenging. Several factors contribute to the difficulties in managing gastroesophageal reflux. First, the distinction between physiologic and pathologic gastroesophageal reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD) is not always clear. Second, measures of the extent of gastroesophageal reflux often poorly correlate to symptoms or other complications attributed to reflux in infants and children...
August 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Wei Ru, Peng Wu, Shaoguang Feng, Xin-He Lai, Guorong Chen
PURPOSE: To systematically review and meta-analyze studies that have compared the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic and open Nissen fundoplication on children. METHODS: Online databases were searched to identify studies that have compared the laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and open Nissen fundoplication (ONF) on children, looking specifically for operative time, time to full feed, redo fundoplication rates and total postoperative complications including wound infection, retching, and airway complications...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Craig A Friesen, John M Rosen, Jennifer V Schurman
BACKGROUND: The purpose was to evaluate the overlap frequency of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and overactive bladder syndrome (OBS), as well as other gastrointestinal and systemic symptoms, in functional dyspepsia (FD). Additionally, we sought to determine whether adult Rome III FD subtypes were uniquely related to overlap syndromes or symptoms. METHODS: The study was a retrospective review of 100 consecutive pediatric patients, age 8-17 years, diagnosed with FD...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Fei Dy, Janine Amirault, Paul D Mitchell, Rachel Rosen
OBJECTIVES: To determine the sensitivity of salivary pepsin compared with multichannel intraluminal impedance with pH testing (pH-MII), endoscopy, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) questionnaires. STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively recruited 50 children from Boston Children's Hospital who were undergoing pH-MII to evaluate for GERD. The patients completed 24-hour pH-MII testing, completed symptom and quality of life questionnaires, and provided a saliva specimen that was analyzed using the PepTest lateral flow test...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Seyed Alireza Taghavi, Hazhir Javaherizadeh, Maryam Nasri
BACKGROUND: - Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most common esophageal disorder in pediatrics. OBJECTIVE: - The aim of this study was to compare reflux parameters of typical and atypical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease using 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring and multichannel intraluminal impedance in pediatric population. METHODS: - In this prospective study, 43 patients aged less than 18 year with suspected gastroesophageal reflux disease were enrolled...
July 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
R D Zhuang, L J Tang, Y H Fang, K R Peng, J Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of the application of enteral nutrition (EN) in gastrointestinal disease in children, and to explore the possibility of the implementation of family EN. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of disease spectrum, EN approach, preparation, speed and time as well as adverse reactions and outcomes in 47 pediatric patients with gastrointestinal disease underwent EN therapy during July 2014 to March 2015. The nutrition indicators before and after EN therapy were compared by paired t-test...
July 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Mehmet Gündüz, Pınar Yamaç, Gökhan Baysoy
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is an important cause of morbidity in childhood. Although various diagnostic methods are available, short course of empiric treatment with a proton pump inhibitor is widely used in adults as a diagnostic test. Data about empiric treatment is scarce in children. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of empiric treatment of reflux-like symptoms in children. Pediatric gastroenterology outpatient files were searched and patients with a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux were found...
September 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
R Orel, S Murch, J Amil Dias, Y Vandenplas, M Homan
Therapy with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) results in remission in at least one third of patients with esophageal eosinophilia, presumably because of both their acid-related and anti-inflammatory mechanisms of action. However, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) may also develop during therapy with PPIs. We present a case series of four children who were initially diagnosed with infectious esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease or gastric ulcer, who had no eosinophilic infiltration of the esophagus, but subsequently developed symptoms, endoscopic features and histological picture of typical EoE...
April 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
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