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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319561/pediatric-enteric-neuropathies-diagnosis-and-current-management
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Maggie L Westfal, Allan M Goldstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurointestinal diseases are increasingly recognized as causes of significant gastrointestinal morbidity in children. This review highlights the most common pediatric enteric neuropathies and their diagnosis and management, emphasizing insights and discoveries from the most recent literature available. RECENT FINDINGS: The embryologic and histopathologic causes of enteric neuropathies are varied. They range from congenital aganglionosis in Hirschsprung disease, to autoimmune-mediated loss of neuronal subtypes in esophageal achalasia and Chagas disease, to degenerative neuropathies in some cases of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and gastroparesis...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300325/the-case-of-self-resolving-type-iii-achalasia-after-bilateral-lung-transplant
#2
P Aggarwal, V Bansal, N Aggarwal, Z Arora, S Murthy, S Gabbard
BACKGROUND: Post-surgical achalasia has been previously described in large case series but there are limited data on the natural progression of the disease process. In general, achalasia is considered an "incurable" disease as per published guidelines. We present here, the first report of a patient with post-surgical achalasia which resolved spontaneously. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review. KEY RESULTS: A 60-year-old male presented for dysphagia 3 months status post-bilateral lung transplant and was diagnosed with achalasia following positive manometry...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275309/esophagogastric-junction-distensibility-assessed-using-the-functional-lumen-imaging-probe
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Joan W Chen, Joel H Rubenstein
AIM: To assess reference values in the literature for esophageal distensibility and cross-sectional area in healthy and diseased subjects measured by the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP). METHODS: Systematic search and review of articles in Medline and Embase pertaining to the use of FLIP in the esophagus was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. Cross-sectional area and distensibility at the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) were abstracted for normal subjects, achalasia, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients, stratified by balloon length and volume of inflation...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265971/application-of-the-functional-lumen-imaging-probe-to-esophageal-disorders
#4
REVIEW
Dustin A Carlson, Ikuo Hirano
The functional luminal imaging probe (FLIP) provides a novel method to evaluate esophageal physiology and function in both health and disease. FLIP enables assessment of a previously underexplored component of esophageal function, distensibility, by utilizing high-resolution impedance planimetry to evaluate the relationship of the esophageal luminal geometry with pressure during controlled volumetric distension. Recent studies have described the potential utility of FLIP to evaluate the severity and effectiveness of therapy for esophageal diseases including achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260955/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-procedural-complications-and-pain-management-for-the-perioperative-clinician
#5
Lopa Misra, Norio Fukami, Katarina Nikolic, Terrence L Trentman
Achalasia refers to the lack of smooth muscle relaxation of the distal esophagus. Although nonsurgical treatments such as pneumatic dilatation of the distal esophagus and botulinum toxin injections have been performed, these procedures have limited duration. Similarly, surgical treatment with Heller myotomy is associated with complications. At our institution, we perform the peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in qualified patients. Briefly, POEM involves endoscopic creation of a mid-esophageal submucosal bleb, creation of a submucosal tunnel with the endoscope, and then a distal myotomy, resulting in relaxation of the distal esophagus...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246477/can-patients-determine-the-level-of-their-dysphagia
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Hafiz Hamad Ashraf, Joanne Palmer, Harry Richard Dalton, Carolyn Waters, Thomas Luff, Madeline Strugnell, Iain Alexander Murray
AIM: To determine if patients can localise dysphagia level determined endoscopically or radiologically and association of gender, age, level and pathology. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive patients presenting to dysphagia hotline between March 2004 and March 2015 was carried out. Demographics, clinical history and investigation findings were recorded including patient perception of obstruction level (pharyngeal, mid sternal or low sternal) was documented and the actual level of obstruction found on endoscopic or radiological examination (if any) was noted...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220362/the-role-of-impedance-planimetry-in-the-evaluation-of-esophageal-disorders
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REVIEW
Nitin K Ahuja, John O Clarke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Impedance planimetry measures tissue wall distensibility as a function of pressure and cross-sectional area. Recent interest in this technique's relevance to the gastrointestinal tract has been accelerated by the availability of the functional lumen imaging probe, a catheter-based system that dynamically quantitates these biomechanical properties. Herein, we review the device's particular utility in the setting of esophageal pathology, including processes affecting the esophageal body as well as the upper and lower esophageal sphincters...
February 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212976/functional-lumen-imaging-probe-for-the-management-of-esophageal-disorders-expert-review-from-the-clinical-practice-updates-committee-of-the-aga-institute
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REVIEW
Ikuo Hirano, John E Pandolfino, Guy E Boeckxstaens
The functional luminal imaging probe is a Food and Drug Administration-approved measurement tool used to measure simultaneous pressure and diameter to guide management of various upper gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, this tool is also approved to guide therapy during bariatric procedures and specialized esophageal surgery. Although it has been commercially available since 2009 as the endolumenal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP), the functional luminal imaging probe has had limited penetrance into clinical settings outside of specialized centers...
March 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207499/laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-is-not-superior-to-pneumatic-dilation-in-the-management-of-primary-achalasia-conclusions-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ji-Wei Cheng, Yin Li, Wen-Qun Xing, Hong-Wei Lv, Hao-Ran Wang
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder, of unknown cause, which results in increased lower esophageal sphincter tone and symptoms of difficulty swallowing. Current major therapeutic options include laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) and pneumatic dilation (PD). We undertake a systematic review comparing the efficacy and safety of these 2 treatments in the treatment of esophageal achalasia. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for randomized controlled trial investigating LHM versus PD in the treatment of primary achalasia...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188367/current-status-of-achalasia-management-a-review-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Joshua Tuason, Haruhiro Inoue
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a rare esophageal motility disorder that is characterized by loss of peristalsis and failure of relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), particularly during swallowing. This review focuses on the diagnosis of esophageal motility disorders as defined by the Chicago Classification ver 3.0, and presents management options with regard to per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) as the treatment of choice. METHODS: A concise review of literature was performed for articles related to the management of achalasia, and this was contrasted with our institution's current practice...
April 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180937/guidelines-for-the-management-of-postoperative-obstructive-symptoms-in-children-with-hirschsprung-disease
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REVIEW
J C Langer, M D Rollins, M Levitt, A Gosain, L de la Torre, R P Kapur, R A Cowles, J Horton, D H Rothstein, A M Goldstein
Although most children with Hirschsprung disease ultimately do well, many experience a variety of ongoing problems after pull-through surgery. The most common include obstructive symptoms, soiling, enterocolitis and failure to thrive. The purpose of this guideline is to present a rational approach to the management of postoperative obstructive symptoms in children with Hirschsprung disease. The American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Governors established a Hirschsprung Disease Interest Group. Group discussions, literature review and expert consensus were then used to summarize the current state of knowledge regarding causes, methods of diagnosis, and treatment approaches to children with obstructive symptoms following pull-through for Hirschsprung disease...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178581/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-mediastinum-with-esophageal-and-bronchial-invasion-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#12
Vineet Gorolay, Bronwyn Jones
We report a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the posterior mediastinum and describe radiological features demonstrated on fluoro-esophagogram, computed tomography and positron-emission tomography. Fluoroscopic video-esophagogram was remarkable for an unusual polypoid lesion associated with partial esophageal obstruction and features of secondary achalasia. Computed tomography (CT) examination demonstrated coarse calcifications and air pockets, while unusual clinical features included an intraluminal esophageal lesion and local recurrence with endobronchial lesion...
September 28, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148574/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-literature-review-and-the-first-uk-case-series
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Shraddha Gulati, Andrew Emmanuel, Haruhiro Inoue, Bu'Hussain Hayee, Amyn Haji
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is an established treatment for primary achalasia. It has gained endorsement from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy with increasing clinical acceptance since the first procedure, performed in Japan in 2008. The first successful POEM in the UK was performed in November 2013 at King's College Hospital and this article presents the first UK case series. Prospective data were collected at 3 and 12-24 months for consecutive patients undergoing POEM. Post-POEM gastro-oesophageal reflux health-related quality of life scale (GORD-HRQoL) score was recorded...
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116675/anesthetic-considerations-for-patients-with-esophageal-achalasia-undergoing-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-retrospective-case-series-review
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Benjamin Löser, Yuki B Werner, Mark A Punke, Bernd Saugel, Sebastian Haas, Daniel A Reuter, Oliver Mann, Anna Duprée, Guido Schachschal, Thomas Rösch, Martin Petzoldt
PURPOSE: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel technique for treating esophageal achalasia. During POEM, carbon dioxide (CO2) is insufflated to aid surgical dissection, but it may inadvertently track into surrounding tissues, causing systemic CO2 uptake and tension capnoperitoneum. This in turn may affect cardiorespiratory function. This study quantified these cardiorespiratory effects and treatment by hyperventilation and percutaneous abdominal needle decompression (PND). METHODS: One hundred and seventy-three consecutive patients who underwent POEM were included in this four-year retrospective study...
January 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050913/technological-review-on-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-available-equipment-recent-developments-and-emerging-techniques
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Georgios Mavrogenis, Juergen Hochberger, Pierre Deprez, Morteza Shafazand, Dimitri Coumaros, Katsumi Yamamoto
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely practiced in Japan and the Eastern World and is rapidly expanding in western countries for the management of early malignancies of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tube. In addition, novel therapeutic applications deriving from ESD have emerged including the treatment of achalasia, of submucosal tumors, of diverticula, of strictures and of reflux disease. An ESD procedure necessitates not only skills and specific training, but also familiarization with a vast spectrum of devices (endoscopes, high-frequency generators and their settings, endoknives, hoods, irrigation devices) and techniques (such as countertraction, artificial ulcer closure), that render the procedure faster, more efficient and safer...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011013/health-related-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-and-dor-fundoplication-for-achalasia
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Emanuele Asti, Andrea Sironi, Andrea Lovece, Giulia Bonavina, Melania Fanelli, Gianluca Bonitta, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: In addition to symptom scores, a person's perception of health and quality of life assessment is an important indicator of quality of treatment and can provide an efficient index to compare different therapeutic modalities in chronic disease states. Only a few studies have investigated quality of life comprehensively in patients with achalasia, and therefore the controversy regarding the best treatment algorithm continues. The primary study outcome was pre- and postoperative quality of life in patients with achalasia undergoing laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication...
December 20, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009686/etiology-and-pathogenesis-of-idiopathic-achalasia
#17
Amanda Pressman, Jose Behar
This review examines the etiology and pathogenesis of idiopathic achalasia. This disease is clinically characterized by dysphagia of solids and liquids due to the presence of simultaneous or absent esophageal contractions and impaired or absent relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. It includes a review of (a) etiology and pathogenesis of this inflammatory process that damage the ganglion cells of the Auerbach plexus that is limited to the esophagus; (b) genetic abnormalities and polymorphisms associated with this disease that may help explain its heterogeneity expressed by the different motility abnormalities of its phenotypes as well as differences in its clinical progression...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973949/robot-assisted-heller-s-myotomy-for-achalasia-in-children
#18
Tariq Altokhais, Hala Mandora, Ayed Al-Qahtani, Abdulrahman Al-Bassam
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is rare in children. Surgical options include open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches. However, Heller's myotomy remains the treatment of choice. This report describes our experience with robot-assisted Heller's myotomy in children and presents a review of the literature. METHODS: Included in this study are children who underwent robot-assisted Heller's myotomy for esophageal achalasia via the Da Vinci surgical system between 2004 and 2015 at King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
December 2016: Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912977/functional-outcomes-in-hirschsprung-disease-a-single-institution-s-12-year-experience
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Hemanshoo S Thakkar, Christopher Bassett, Andy Hsu, Riccardo Manuele, Dorothy Kufeji, Catherine A Richards, Meena Agrawal, Alireza S Keshtgar
AIMS: Hirschsprung disease (HD) is a chronic condition associated with long-term morbidity. We assessed the short and long-term functional outcomes of operated patients in a single institution over a 12-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all children operated for HD between 2002 and 2014. Postoperative functional outcomes were assessed using the Rintala Bowel Function Score (BFS, 0-20, 20=best score). We assessed hospital admissions, complications including Hirschsprung associated enterocolitis (HAEC) and the need for further surgical procedures...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901639/results-of-laparoscopic-heller-s-myotomy-for-achalasia-in-children-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#20
Maurizio Pacilli, Mark Davenport
INTRODUCTION: Achalasia is a rare disorder in children who are commonly treated by laparoscopic Heller's myotomy (LHM). However, there are no large studies evaluating the results of LHM in the pediatric population, and the need of a concomitant fundoplication remains unclear. The aim of the study is to appraise the results of LHM based on a systematic literature review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE search of the English literature was performed for "achalasia," "children," "laparoscopy," "Heller," "myotomy," and "cardiomyotomy...
January 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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