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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092117/directed-balloon-cytology-of-the-esophagus-a-novel-device-for-obtaining-circumferential-cytologic-sampling
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Amit A Patel, Marshall Strome, Andrew Blitzer
OBJECTIVE: Current methods of obtaining esophageal cytology include brush biopsy and blind balloon sampling, among others. These methods can be time-consuming if performed in accordance with acknowledged standards. Further, exact site localization can prove to be difficult. We describe a novel device for esophageal sampling using an esophageal balloon with debriding strips contained within the pleats of the balloon. Inflation brings the latter in contact with the surface to be sampled...
January 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068729/-acute-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-balloon-tamponade-or-esophageal-stent
#2
Felix Gundling, Wolfgang Schepp
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058017/dysphagia-after-vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy-evaluation-of-risk-factors-and-assessment-of-endoscopic-intervention
#3
Anand Nath, Sayali Yewale, Tung Tran, John S Brebbia, Timothy R Shope, Timothy R Koch
AIM: To evaluate the risks of medical conditions, evaluate gastric sleeve narrowing, and assess hydrostatic balloon dilatation to treat dysphagia after vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). METHODS: VSG is being performed more frequently worldwide as a treatment for medically-complicated obesity, and dysphagia is common post-operatively. We hypothesize that post-operative dysphagia is related to underlying medical conditions or narrowing of the gastric sleeve. This is a retrospective, single institution study of consecutive patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy from 2013 to 2015...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048295/su-g-tep2-07-dosimetric-characterization-of-a-new-hdr-multi-channel-esophageal-applicator-for-brachytherapy
#4
A Zhao, T Diener, S Gao, J Greskovich, D Wilkinson
PURPOSE: To characterize the dose distribution of a new multi-channel esophageal applicator for brachytherapy HDR treatment, and particularly the effect of the presence of air or water in the applicator's expansion balloon. METHODS: A new multi-channel (6) inflatable applicator for esophageal HDR has been developed in house and tested in a simple water phantom. CT image sets were obtained under several balloon expansions (80ml of air, 50 cc of water), and channel loadings and used with the Oncentra (Elekta) planning system based on TG43 formalism...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981295/one-shot-balloon-dilation-of-esophageal-stricture-due-to-unusual-lichen-planus-localization
#5
Mariano Sica, Claudio Zulli, Raffaele Manta, Vincenzo Villanacci, Rita Conigliaro, Gabrio Bassotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928603/-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-after-failed-poem-and-multiple-balloon-dilatations-better-late-than-never
#6
L Giulini, A Dubecz, H J Stein
BACKGROUND: Despite the lack of long-term results, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been increasingly propagated as a feasible alternative to pneumatic balloon dilatation (BD) and laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) in patients with achalasia. After a long-term follow-up, a large percentage of patients reported recurrence of dysphagia. It is unclear which kind of procedure (redo POEM or LHM) should be utilized in these patients with failed POEM. CASE REPORT AND RESULTS: We report the case of a 37-year-old female patient with type I achalasia who was successfully treated with LHM after a failed POEM procedure...
December 7, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920863/balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-for-treatment-of-bleeding-gastric-varices-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#7
Sana Basseri, Christopher B Lightfoot
Gastric variceal bleeding is a major complication of portal hypertension and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. While esophageal varices are more common, gastric varices are often more challenging to treat. Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration is an interventional procedure whereby the portosystemic gastrorenal shunt is accessed via the left renal vein and the gastric varix outflow tract obliterated using direct sclerotherapy. Herein, we present a case of a 68-year-old female patient with cirrhosis who presented with bleeding gastric varices and successfully treated...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916166/recurrence-after-surgery-in-esophago-gastric-junction-adenocarcinoma-current-management-and-future-perspectives
#8
Alessandro Neri, Daniele Marrelli, Costantino Voglino, Giulio Di Mare, Francesco Ferrara, Mario Marini, Franco Roviello
Recurrent esophago-gastric junction adenocarcinoma is not a rare event and its correct management is still debated. Many approaches for the treatment of these patients exist, but only few studies compare the different techniques. Most of the studies are retrospectives series and describe the experiences of single institutions in the treatment of recurrent esophageal and esophago-gastric junction cancers. Nowadays surgery is still the main and only curative treatment. Other alternative palliative therapies could be endoscopic stent placement and balloon dilation, photodynamic therapy, thermal tumor ablation (laser photoablation and Argon plasma coagulation), radiation therapy and brachytherapy, and chemotherapy...
December 2016: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878898/feasibility-and-safety-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia-after-failed-endoscopic-interventions
#9
X Tang, W Gong, Z Deng, J Zhou, Y Ren, Q Zhang, Z Chen, B Jiang
With advances in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has become a novel treatment for esophageal achalasia. In this study, we investigated the feasibility and safety of POEM in patients with achalasia after failed endoscopic interventions. Data on all patients undergoing POEM treatment of achalasia were collected prospectively. We enrolled 61 patients who underwent POEM for achalasia between July 2011 and January 2014. The preoperative intervention group included patients who had undergone botulinum toxin injection or pneumatic balloon dilation before POEM...
November 23, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875095/routine-bronchoscopy-and-fogarty-catheter-occlusion-of-tracheoesophageal-fistulas
#10
Victoria K Pepper, Laura A Boomer, Arlyne K Thung, Jonathan M Grischkan, Karen A Diefenbach
INTRODUCTION: Use of a Fogarty catheter for emergent occlusion of tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) has been described for use in unstable neonates. Our purpose was to describe a case series of elective Fogarty catheter occlusion of the TEF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A formal operative laryngoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy were performed with Fogarty catheter placement into the fistula before surgical intervention. The balloon was inflated and gentle traction provided occlusion of the tract...
January 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865290/pneumatic-dilation-of-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-can-now-be-successfully-performed-without-morbidity
#11
Yi Jia, Marco Bustamante, Sharareh Moraveji, Richard W McCallum
BACKGROUND: Patients with dysphagia may be diagnosed with impaired lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation and treated with pneumatic dilation (PD), stretching and tearing LES muscle fibers. Esophageal perforation has been reported to be as high as 10%. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the perforation rate of PD when used for impaired relaxation of the LES using current techniques. METHODS: A chart review was conducted to identify patients referred for esophageal manometry by high-resolution manometry and later received PD from January 2013 to April 2016...
November 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863824/the-financial-impact-of-flipping-the-coin
#12
Katherine W Gonzalez, Shiva R Reddy, Angela A Mundakkal, Shawn D St Peter
BACKGROUND: Esophageal foreign body retrieval is typically performed by rigid or flexible esophagoscopy. Despite evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of balloon extraction, it is rarely performed. We sought to establish the financial benefits of this minimally invasive approach. METHODS: A retrospective review of 241 children with esophageal coins between 2011 and 2013 was performed. Coins were removed via endoscopy or fluoroscopic-guided balloon retrieval...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862613/naso-esophageal-extraluminal-drainage-for-postoperative-anastomotic-leak-after-thoracic-esophagectomy-for-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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Kiyohiko Shuto, Tsuguaki Kono, Yasunori Akutsu, Masaya Uesato, Mikito Mori, Kenichi Matsuo, Chihiro Kosugi, Atsushi Hirano, Kuniya Tanaka, Shinich Okazumi, Keiji Koda, Hisahiro Matsubara
Postoperative anastomotic leaks and subsequent mediastinal abscess are serious complications. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of naso-esophageal extraluminal drainage after thoracic esophagectomy with gastric conduit reconstruction using a posterior mediastinal route. About 50 of 365 patients (13.7%) with esophageal cancer and postoperative anastomotic leak after curative esophagectomy was investigated. Beginning in June 2009, naso-esophageal extraluminal drainage by inserting a naso-esophageal aspiration tube into the abscess cavity when percutaneous abscess drainage was introduced which was ineffective or technically impossible...
November 9, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853736/transplantation-of-epidermal-cell-sheets-by-endoscopic-balloon-dilatation-to-avoid-esophageal-re-strictures-initial-experience-in-a-porcine-model
#14
Shinichiro Kobayashi, Nobuo Kanai, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Masanori Maeda, Takahiro Hosoi, Fumio Fukai, Susumu Eguchi, Masayuki Yamato
Background and study aims: Epidermal cell sheet (ECS) transplantation immediately after aggressive endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been shown to be safe and effective in the prevention of esophageal strictures. This study evaluated the feasibility of ECS transplantation after endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) in a porcine model. Methods: Six pigs underwent circumferential esophageal ESD under general anesthesia. Two weeks later, two pigs underwent EBD and transplantation of an autologous ECS, two underwent EBD alone, and two underwent endoscopic observation only (control)...
November 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821414/bronchoscopy-and-fogarty-balloon-insertion-of-distal-tracheo-oesophageal-fistula-for-oesophageal-atresia-repair-with-video-illustration
#15
Rico Rinkel, Daan Van Poll, Renate Sibarani-Ponsen, Christien Sleeboom, Roel Bakx
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: During repair of esophageal atresia with distal tracheo-esophageal fistula, air leakage through the fistula during mechanical ventilation can cause respiratory demise. METHODS: From February 2012 until November 2014, all patients with esophageal atresia and distal tracheo-esophageal fistula were subjected to preoperative tracheobronchoscopy. Relatively distal fistulas were cannulated with a Fogarty catheter and blocked by insufflation (video illustration)...
January 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794083/the-effect-of-compartmental-asymmetry-on-the-monitoring-of-pulmonary-mechanics-and-lung-volumes
#16
Joseph C Keenan, Gustavo A Cortes-Puentes, Alexander B Adams, David J Dries, John J Marini
BACKGROUND: Esophageal pressure measurement for computation of transpulmonary pressure (Ptp) has begun to be incorporated into clinical use for evaluating forces across the lungs. Gaps exist in our understanding of how esophageal pressure (and therefore Ptp), a value measured at a single site, responds when respiratory system compartments are asymmetrically affected by whole-lung atelectasis or unilateral injury as well as changes in chest wall compliance. We reasoned that Ptp would track with aerated volume changes as estimated by functional residual capacity (FRC) and tidal volume...
November 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784008/does-intragastric-balloon-treatment-for-obesity-in-chronic-kidney-disease-heighten-acute-kidney-injury-risk
#17
Helen L MacLaughlin, Iain C Macdougall, Wendy L Hall, Tracy Dew, Konstantinos Mantzoukis, Jude A Oben
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of intragastric balloon (IGB) placement to achieve weight loss in obese patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have not been reported to date. This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of the IGB as a weight-loss treatment among this patient population. METHODS: A prospective, single-arm, 'first in CKD' interventional study was conducted in patients with a body mass index >35 kg/m2 and CKD stages 3-4, referred for weight loss...
2016: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776486/bleeding-downhill-esophageal-varices-associated-with-benign-superior-vena-cava-obstruction-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Michael Loudin, Sharon Anderson, Barry Schlansky
BACKGROUND: Proximal or 'downhill' esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Unlike the much more common distal esophageal varices, which are most commonly a result of portal hypertension, downhill esophageal varices result from vascular obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). While SVC obstruction is most commonly secondary to malignant causes, our review of the literature suggests that benign causes of SVC obstruction are the most common cause actual bleeding from downhill varices...
October 24, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769853/atrioesophageal-fistula-formation-with-cryoballoon-ablation-is-most-commonly-related-to-the-left-inferior-pulmonary-vein
#19
Roy M John, Sunil Kapur, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Jayanthi N Koneru
BACKGROUND: Collateral damage has been reported with use of the cryoballoon for pulmonary vein isolation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and characteristics associated with atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) after cryoballoon use. METHODS: Cases of AEF reported with use of the cryoballoon since 2011 were collected from the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database, publications, and the manufacturer's database...
October 18, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758725/-dysphagia-in-children
#20
E Ten Velde, B C Gonera-de Jong
In this case report we discuss two children with dysphagia. Both presented with difficulties in swallowing and oesophageal impaction of solid food. The first case involves a 16-year-old boy who suffered from dysphagia for many years. After a long diagnostic journey, during which a psychogenic cause was suspected, he was diagnosed with oesophageal achalasia. After a balloon dilatation of the lower oesophageal sphincter his complaints persisted and the treatment procedure was repeated. The second case involves a 15-year-old girl, who presented with a food impaction in the distal oesophagus...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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