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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429201/how-to-approach-lymphocytic-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Anh D Nguyen, Kerry B Dunbar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lymphocytic esophagitis (LE) is an unusual esophageal condition defined by an increased number of lymphocytes in the esophageal epithelium. With few published studies of LE available, it is unclear whether LE is a truly distinct clinical entity or a histological manifestation of other known gastrointestinal disorders. This review summarizes recent studies of lymphocytic esophagitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have suggested that LE may be related to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) or a manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425652/endoscopic-findings-of-esophagogastric-junction-in-children
#2
Yoshiko Nakayama, Shinobu Ida
Esophagogastric landmarks are recognizable in the same way both in children and in adults, and palisade-shaped vessels can be observed at the distal position of esophageal mucosa, even in infants. Few studies have been done in respect to Barrett's esophagus (BE) in children. Incidence of endoscopically suspected BE among all children undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is approximately 0.25-1.4%, but can be up to 9.7% in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some data suggest that BE is an acquired disorder and point to the possibility of a congenital component in combination with severe mucosal injury...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424985/postoperative-complications-and-functional-outcome-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-results-from-longitudinal-single-center-follow-up
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Florian Friedmacher, Birgit Kroneis, Andrea Huber-Zeyringer, Peter Schober, Holger Till, Hugo Sauer, Michael E Höllwarth
BACKGROUND: Esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) represent major therapeutic challenges, frequently associated with serious morbidities following surgical repair. The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess temporal changes in morbidity and mortality of patients with EA/TEF treated in a tertiary-level center, focusing on postoperative complications and their impact on long-term gastroesophageal function. METHODS: One hundred nine consecutive patients with EA/TEF born between 1975 and 2011 were followed for a median of 9...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424983/the-effect-of-gastrostomy-placement-on-gastric-function-in-children-a-prospective-cohort-study
#4
Josephine Franken, Femke A Mauritz, Rebecca K Stellato, David C Van der Zee, Maud Y A Van Herwaarden-Lindeboom
BACKGROUND: A gastrostomy placement is frequently performed in pediatric patients who require long-term enteral tube feeding. Unfortunately, postoperative complications such as leakage, feeding intolerance, and gastroesophageal reflux frequently occur. These complications may be due to postoperative gastric dysmotility. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of gastrostomy placement on gastric emptying in children. METHODS: A prospective study was performed including 50 children undergoing laparoscopic gastrostomy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417856/scintigraphic-evaluation-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-pulmonary-aspiration-in-children
#5
REVIEW
Zvi Bar-Sever
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and pulmonary aspiration are encountered in children of all ages. Signs, symptoms, and complications vary from mild and transient to severe life-threatening conditions. This review will present relevant clinical information on these conditions as well as common diagnostic procedures. The role of scintigraphic techniques used in the evaluation of these conditions will be discussed in detail including protocols and performance in comparison to other diagnostic methods.
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403034/national-study-of-off-label-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-among-new-zealand-infants-in-the-first-year-of-life-2005-2012
#6
Mei-Ling Blank, Lianne Parkin
OBJECTIVE: Off-label prescribing of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to infants to treat symptoms attributed to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is widely reported, despite evidence that PPIs are no more effective than placebo in relieving those symptoms. To initiate discussion about appropriate prescribing of these drugs for infants, we describe the characteristics of PPI use among infants in New Zealand. METHODS: In this population-based study we used routinely collected dispensing data to identify all children born between 2005 and 2012 who were dispensed a government-subsidized PPI (omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole) before their first birthday...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401054/single-center-experience-with-gastrostomy-insertion-in-pediatric-patients-a-10-year-review
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Jiyoung Kim, Hong Koh, Eun Young Chang, Sun Yeong Park, Seung Kim
PURPOSE: This study was performed to review the outcomes of gastrostomy insertion in children at our institute during 10 years. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 236 patients who underwent gastrostomy insertion from October 2005 to March 2015. We used our algorithm to select the least invasive method for gastrostomy insertion for each patient. Long-term follow-up was performed to analyze complications related to the method of gastrostomy insertion...
March 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401053/comparison-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-and-surgical-gastrostomy-in-severely-handicapped-children
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June Kim, Min Lee, Soon Chul Kim, Chan Uhng Joo, Sun Jun Kim
PURPOSE: Gastrostomy is commonly used procedures to provide enteral nutrition support for severely handicapped patients. This study aimed to identify and compare outcomes and complications associated with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and surgical gastrostomy (SG). METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 51 patients who received gastrostomy in a single tertiary hospital from January 2000 to May 2016 was performed. We analyzed the patients and the complications caused by the procedures...
March 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400242/the-impact-of-co-morbidity-in-childhood-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Julie A Duncan, Sarah M N Brown
A number of risk factors have been identified for deterioration of lung disease in children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), and current management strategies are based on the prevention and treatment of such elements. Further challenge ensues when a patient has co-morbid disease in addition to CF, particularly when faced with rapidly deteriorating pulmonary status. It is difficult to measure the contribution of other pathologies to this decline and optimisation of both CF care and co-morbidity is paramount. This review explores the challenges faced when treating children with CF and co-morbid conditions, focussing on gastroesophageal reflux disease pre- and post-lung transplantation...
March 14, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396105/eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-case-study-of-a-12-year-old-boy
#10
Katherine Kiely
Eosinophilic esophagitis is an underrecognized chronic condition in which symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux are accompanied by eosinophilia in the esophagus. This disorder affects both children and adults and is associated with a history of other atopic disorders, particularly food allergies. This case study discusses the epidemiology of eosinophilic esophagitis and the proper procedures for diagnosis, referral, and management using the dietary restrictions and pharmacologic treatment included in the clinical recommendations issued by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; and the American College of Gastroenterologists...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375446/quality-of-life-in-children-who-have-undergone-fundoplication-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-review-of-literature
#11
S Pilli, A Jiwane, U Krishnan
Health-related quality of life (QOL) in children is not just related to physical symptoms but also how a disease impacts them psychosocially-mental, emotional, behavioral, and school functioning, all of which contribute to the growth and development of a child. A chronic disease, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) characterized by troublesome symptoms and complications, can significantly impair a child's QOL. This makes it vital that treatment options aim at addressing this. Fundoplication, the surgical treatment for GERD, is one of the most common upper gastrointestinal surgeries performed by pediatric surgeons...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363401/neutrophilic-steroid-refractory-recurrent-wheeze-and-eosinophilic-steroid-refractory-asthma-in-children
#12
Tamazoust Guiddir, Philippe Saint-Pierre, Elsa Purenne-Denis, Nathalie Lambert, Yacine Laoudi, Rémy Couderc, Rahelé Gouvis-Echraghi, Flore Amat, Jocelyne Just
BACKGROUND: Little is known about inflammatory pathways of severe recurrent wheeze in preschool children and severe asthma in children. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the Severe Asthma Molecular Phenotype cohort was to characterize phenotypes of severe recurrent wheeze and severe asthma during childhood in terms of triggers (allergic or not), involved cells (eosinophil or neutrophil), and corticoid responsiveness. METHODS: Children with moderate-to-severe asthma and preschool children with moderate-to-severe recurrent wheeze were enrolled prospectively...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351539/cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-children-and-adolescents-with-rett-syndrome
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Ajay Kumar, Ashok Jaryal, Sheffali Gulati, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Akanksha Singh, K K Deepak, R M Pandey, Neerja Gupta, Savita Sapra, Madhulika Kabra, Rajni Khajuria
BACKGROUND: Autonomic dysfunction is common in children with Rett syndrome. They usually manifest with agitation, persistent screaming, constipation, gastroesophageal reflux, aerophagia, hyperventilation, and breath-holding episodes. Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction may result in fatal a arrhythmia. Many of these events are mistaken for seizures and treated with antiepileptics. METHODS: The present study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital in north India for more than a six month period...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323747/supporting-a-youth-with-cerebellar-ataxia-into-adolescence
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Veronica Meneses, Zurisadai Gonzalez-Castillo, Veronica B Edgar, Marilyn Augustyn
Zoe, a 13-year-old white girl, presents as a new patient to your pediatric clinic with complaints of frequent emesis, anxiety, and learning problems, and previous diagnosis of cerebellar ataxia. Parents accompany Zoe and state, "it is really hard for her to go out, she gets sick and falls easily." She was born full term by vaginal delivery without complications. Given globally delayed milestones, she received early intervention services. Feeding problems began at infancy, including gastroesophageal reflux and aspiration pneumonia...
April 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244688/determinants-of-exercise-capacity-in-school-aged-esophageal-atresia-patients
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Leontien C C Toussaint-Duyster, Monique H M van der Cammen-van Zijp, Marjolein Spoel, Mhanfei Lam, Rene M H Wijnen, Johan C de Jongste, Dick Tibboel, Joost van Rosmalen, Hanneke IJsselstijn
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data on long-term outcome of exercise capacity in school-aged children with esophageal atresia (EA) are scarce. We evaluated maximal exercise capacity and its relation to lung function. Moreover, we studied other possible determinants of exercise capacity and lung function. METHODS: Exercise capacity of 63 children with EA born 1999-2007 was evaluated at the age of 8 years with the Bruce-protocol. Dynamic and static lung volumes, bronchodilator response and diffusion capacity were measured...
February 28, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235713/gastroesophageal-reflux-is-not-associated-with-short-term-variability-of-parasympathetic-activity-in-children
#16
Jan Krzysztof Nowak, Agata Łaźniak, Aleksandra Lisowska, Zdzisława Kycler, Waldemar Bobkowski, Jarosław Walkowiak
PURPOSE: A lower parasympathetic activity was described in patients with the gastroesophageal reflux disease. We aimed to determine whether gastroesophageal reflux (GER) episodes are associated with a short-term parasympathetic tone variability in children. METHODS: In order to address this question we performed simultaneous 24-h esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH and electrocardiographic monitoring in 16 children (age range 6-18 years), including 8 with asthma and 2 with gastroesophageal reflux disease...
February 21, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185711/impact-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-delayed-gastric-emptying-on-pediatric-lung-transplant-outcomes
#17
Fei Jamie Dy, Dawn Freiberger, Enju Liu, Debra Boyer, Gary Visner, Rachel Rosen
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is thought to predispose to adverse lung allograft outcomes. However, little is known about the burden of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroparesis in pediatric patients. In this study we describe the burden of reflux and gastroparesis in children undergoing lung transplant, and evaluates their impact on allograft survival and rejection incidence. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of pediatric lung transplant recipients who had combined pH and multichannel intraluminal impedance testing (pH-MII) and gastric-emptying scans (GES)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181921/feed-induced-dystonias-in-children-with-severe-central-nervous-system-disorders
#18
Santosh Mordekar, Manjula Velayudhan, David I Campbell
Dystonias can arise from any painful stimuli in neurologically disabled children. Classically, feed induced dystonias from mediastinal pain due to severe gastroesophageal reflux disease are described as Sandifer's spasm. We report a case series of 12 severely neurologically impaired children with enteral feed induced dystonias. Intestinal dysmotility was demonstrated in several. Improvements are seen with jejunal feeds or gut rest with Total Parenteral Nutrition. Use of parenteral nutrition in children with severe neurodisability requires thorough discussion with patient groups and commissioners to give clinicians guidelines to standardise care...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169036/identification-of-risk-factors-for-poor-feeding-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-a-novel-approach-to-improve-oral-feeding
#19
Gitanjali Indramohan, Tiffany P Pedigo, Nicole Rostoker, Mae Cambare, Tristan Grogan, Myke D Federman
Many infants with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) do not develop the skills to feed orally and are discharged home on gastrostomy tube or nasogastric feeds. We aimed to identify risk factors for failure to achieve full oral feeding and evaluate the efficacy of oral motor intervention for increasing the rate of discharge on full oral feeds by performing a prospective study in the neonatal and cardiac intensive care units of a tertiary children's hospital. 23 neonates born at ≥37weeks gestation and diagnosed with single-ventricle physiology requiring a surgical shunt were prospectively enrolled and received oral motor intervention therapy...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162764/gastrojejunostomy-tube-complications-a-single-center-experience-and-systematic-review
#20
James Morse, Robert Baird, Karl Muchantef, Dominique Levesque, Veronique Morinville, Pramod S Puligandla
PURPOSE: Gastrojejunostomy tubes (GJTs) enable enteral nutrition in infants/children with feeding intolerance. However, complications may be increased in small infants. We evaluated our single-institution GJT complication rate and systematically reviewed existing literature. METHODS: With REB approval, a retrospective single-institution analysis of GJT placements between 2009 and 2015 was performed. For the systematic review, MOOSE guidelines were followed. RESULTS: At our institution, 48 children underwent 154/159 successful insertions primarily for gastroesophageal reflux (n=27; 55%) and aspiration (n=11; 23%)...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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