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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620493/a-bronchoscopic-approach-to-benign-subglottic-stenosis
#1
Tuhina Raman, Kshitij Chatterjee, Bashar N Alzghoul, Ayoub A Innabi, Ozlem Tulunay, Thaddeus Bartter, Nikhil K Meena
OBJECTIVES: Subglottic stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the tracheal lumen at the level of subglottis (the area in between the vocal cords and the cricoid cartilage). It can cause significant symptoms due to severe attenuation of airflow. We describe our experience in alleviating symptoms by addressing the stenosis using fibreoptic bronchoscopic methods. METHODS: We report all concurrent cases performed between September 2015 and July 2016. We use a combination of balloon dilation, electro-surgery knife to dilate and incise stenotic segments followed by steroid injection to modulate healing...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619729/characterization-and-mechanisms-of-the-supragastric-belch-in-the-cat
#2
Ivan M Lang, Bidyut K Medda, Reza Shaker
A response, i.e., the supragastric belch (SGB), in which a belch occurs without gastric involvement has been characterized in humans. The aims of this study were to determine whether animals have an SGB and if so to determine its mechanisms. Studies were conducted in decerebrate cats (N=30) with EMG electrodes on hyoid, pharyngeal, esophageal, and diaphragm muscles. The effects of distending different regions of the esophagus in different manners using a balloon were quantified to determine the most appropriate stimulus for activating the cat SGB...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617896/retraction
#3
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The authors of the case report "One-shot Balloon Dilation of Esophageal Stricture due to Unusual Lichen Planus Localization" published as an Image of the Issue in December 2016 in the Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases (volume 25, number 4) have communicated to us they wish to retract this article from the journal. The Editors accept the retraction of this article from the Journal at the request of the author and will proceed accordingly.
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616399/management-of-strictures-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-superficial-esophageal-cancer
#4
REVIEW
Koichiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kurumi, Yohei Takeda, Kazuo Yashima, Hajime Isomoto
Endoscopic resection of early esophageal cancer has a high therapeutic effect while being minimally invasive. Especially, the establishment of the endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedure has made it possible to resect large lesions in an en-bloc manner. As a result, accurate pathology evaluation became possible, and the risk of local recurrence was extremely low. On the other hand, esophageal strictures after endoscopic treatment of an extensive circumferential lesion are a potential problem. Previously, for the prevention and treatment of esophageal strictures, patients had to undergo painful endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) many times...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611969/anastomotic-strictures-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-incidence-investigations-and-management-including-treatment-of-refractory-and-recurrent-strictures
#5
REVIEW
Renato Tambucci, Giulia Angelino, Paola De Angelis, Filippo Torroni, Tamara Caldaro, Valerio Balassone, Anna Chiara Contini, Erminia Romeo, Francesca Rea, Simona Faraci, Giovanni Federici di Abriola, Luigi Dall'Oglio
Improved surgical techniques, as well as preoperative and postoperative care, have dramatically changed survival of children with esophageal atresia (EA) over the last decades. Nowadays, we are increasingly seeing EA patients experiencing significant short- and long-term gastrointestinal morbidities. Anastomotic stricture (AS) is the most common complication following operative repair. An esophageal stricture is defined as an intrinsic luminal narrowing in a clinically symptomatic patient, but no symptoms are sensitive or specific enough to diagnose an AS...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601331/risk-factors-for-delayed-gastric-emptying-in-patients-undergoing-esophagectomy-without-pyloric-drainage
#6
Lei Zhang, Sheng-Cai Hou, Jin-Bai Miao, Hui Lee
BACKGROUND: The incidence of delayed gastric emptying (DGE) after esophagectomy is 10%-50%, which can interfere with postoperative recovery in the short-term and result in poor quality of life in the long term. Pyloric drainage is routinely performed to prevent DGE, but its role is highly controversial. The aim of this study was to report the rate of DGE after esophagectomy without pyloric drainage and to investigate its risk factors and the potential effect on recovery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2015, we analyzed 285 consecutive patients who received an esophagectomy without pyloric drainage...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587747/flexible-endoscopic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-esophageal-stenosis-in-children-with-noninvasive-ventilation-support
#7
Kao-Hsian Hsieh, Wen-Jue Soong, Mei-Jy Jeng, Yu-Sheng Lee, Pei-Chen Tsao, Ya-Ling Chou
BACKGROUND: Esophageal stenosis (ES) is characterized by dysphagia, failure to thrive, and long-term disability. It requires repeated management because it is refractory. Traditionally, these procedures are performed under general anesthesia with airway intubation. PURPOSE: This study investigated the safety and efficacy of the management of interventional flexible endoscopy (IFE) performed with a novel noninvasive ventilation (NIV) support. METHODS: Use of a short-length flexible endoscope with NIV of pharyngeal oxygen, nose closure, and abdominal compression during IFE was investigated...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577771/cryotherapy-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#8
REVIEW
Marcia Irene Canto
Cryotherapy or cryoablation involves the freezing of tissues to destroy unwanted tissue or to control bleeding. Endoscopic cryotherapy has been developed for gastrointestinal application by through-the-scope noncontact delivery of compressed carbon dioxide gas or liquid nitrogen (cryospray) or contact balloon cryoablation. The mechanism of cryotherapy ablative effects includes immediate injury as well as coagulation necrosis occurring over several hours and days, unlike heat-based thermal ablation. This article reviews the basis, technique, safety, efficacy, and durability for the use of endoscopic cryotherapy in Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma...
July 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573925/radiation-induced-esophageal-strictures-treated-with-fluoroscopic-balloon-dilation-clinical-outcomes-and-factors-influencing-recurrence-in-62-patients
#9
Jung-Hoon Park, Kun Yung Kim, Ho-Young Song, Young Chul Cho, Pyeong Hwa Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Min Tae Kim, Eun Jung Jun, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Sung-Bae Kim, Jong Hoon Kim
Background Balloon dilation is safe and effective for the treatment of radiation-induced esophageal stricture (RIES), with favorable short-term and mid-term outcomes; however, few reports of long-term outcomes exist. Few studies have evaluated factors associated with recurrence after balloon dilation. Purpose To evaluate the long-term outcome of balloon dilation in patients with RIES and to identify factors associated with stricture recurrence. Material and Methods The medical records of 62 consecutive patients who had undergone fluoroscopic balloon dilation for RIES at our institution between December 1998 and June 2016 were reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572979/complex-effects-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-on-hemodynamics-in-the-pediatric-patient-after-cardiac-surgery
#10
EDITORIAL
Yu Inata, Muneyuki Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: The high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) system has been widely used for children in various clinical settings. However, the physiological and clinical impact of HFNC therapy on the pediatric patient with respiratory distress after cardiac surgery has not been thoroughly investigated. MAIN BODY OF THE ABSTRACT: It seems logical to use HFNC as a primary therapy for post-extubation respiratory failure after congenital heart surgery, in which low cardiac output syndrome and upper airway obstruction are commonly encountered; the HFNC therapy alleviates the work of breathing and large negative swings of intrathoracic pressure, which in turn helps to decrease the systemic ventricular afterload...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572501/reflex-cardiorespiratory-events-from-esophageal-origin-are-heightened-by-preterm-birth
#11
Stéphanie Nault, Nathalie Samson, Charlène Nadeau, Djamal Djeddi, Jean-Paul Praud
The involvement of gastroesophageal refluxes in cardiorespiratory events of preterm infants remains controversial. While a few studies in full term newborn animals have shown that stimulation of esophageal receptors leads to cardiorespiratory reflexes, the latter remain largely unknown, especially after premature birth. The present study aimed to i) characterize the cardiorespiratory reflexes originating from esophageal receptors in newborn lambs, and ii) test the hypotheses that preterm birth enhances reflex cardiorespiratory inhibition and that C-fibers are involved in these reflexes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550869/achalasia
#12
Saleem Islam
Achalasia is a rare neurogenic motility disorder of the esophagus, occurring in approximately 0.11 cases per 100,000 children. The combination of problems (aperistalsis, hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (LES), and lack of receptive LES relaxation) results in patients having symptoms of progressive dysphagia, weight loss, and regurgitation. Treatment modalities have evolved over the past few decades from balloon dilation and botulinum toxin injection to laparoscopic Heller myotomy and endoscopic myotomy...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550485/change-in-excitability-of-cortical-projection-after-modified-catheter-balloon-dilatation-therapy-in-brainstem-stroke-patients-with-dysphagia-a-prospective-controlled-study
#13
Xiaomei Wei, Fan Yu, Meng Dai, Chunqing Xie, Guifang Wan, Yujue Wang, Zulin Dou
Although the modified balloon dilatation therapy has been demonstrated to improve pharyngeal swallowing function post stroke, the underlying neural mechanisms of improvement are unknown. Our aims are (1) to investigate the effect of modified balloon dilatation on the excitability of corticobulbar projections to the submental muscle in dysphagic patients with brainstem stroke and (2) the relation between changes in excitability and pharyngeal kinematic modifications. Thirty patients with upper esophageal sphincter (UES) dysfunction due to unilateral brainstem stroke were recruited into two groups...
May 26, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536813/long-term-outcomes-of-heller-s-myotomy-and-balloon-dilatation-in-childhood-achalasia
#14
Efstratios Saliakellis, Nikhil Thapar, Derek Roebuck, Fernanda Cristofori, Kate Cross, Edward Kiely, Joseph Curry, Keith Lindley, Osvaldo Borrelli
Achalasia is a rare esophageal motility disorder: its optimal treatment in children is still a matter of debate. Records of children treated for achalasia, over an 18-year period, were reviewed.Forty-eight children (median age at diagnosis 10 years; range 3-17 years) were identified. Twenty-eight patients were initially treated with Heller's myotomy (HM) and 20 with balloon dilatation (BD). At last follow-up (median 3 years; range 1-5.5 years), 43.8% (21/48) of children were symptom free. The number of asymptomatic children was significantly higher among those treated initially with HM compared to BD (HM 15/28, 53...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533182/biased-visceral-perception-through-fear-learning-biased-intensity-judgements-of-visceral-sensations-after-learning-to-fear-visceral-stimuli-a-drift-diffusion-approach
#15
Jonas Zaman, Victoria J Madden, Julie Iven, Katja Wiech, Nathalie Weltens, Huynh Giao Ly, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Ilse Van Diest
A growing body of research has identified fear of visceral sensations as a potential mechanism in the development and maintenance of visceral pain disorders. However, the extent to which such learned fear affects visceroception remains unclear. To address this question, we used a differential fear conditioning paradigm with non-painful esophageal balloon distensions of two different intensities as conditioning stimuli (CSs). The experiment comprised pre-acquisition, acquisition and post-acquisition phases during which participants categorized the CSs with respect to their intensity...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515596/balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-for-bleeding-gastric-varices-eyes-see-what-the-mind-knows
#16
Pushpinder S Khera, Lee Myungsu, Choi Joonsung
Approximately one in six patients with portal hypertension who develop varices at sites of portosystemic venous collaterals has gastric varices due to hepatofugal flow into the gastric veins. Bleeding from gastric varices, though less common, has a higher mortality and morbidity compared to bleeding esophageal varices, which are easier to manage endoscopically. The efferent channel for gastric varices is mostly the gastrorenal shunt (GRS) which opens into the left renal vein. Balloon-occluded transvenous obliteration (BRTO) involves accessing the GRS with an aim to temporarily occlude its outflow using a balloon catheter and at the same time injecting sclerosant mixture within the varix so as to cause its thrombosis and thereby obliteration...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489746/pediatric-esophagopleural-fistula-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Yun Cui, Yuqian Ren, Yijun Shan, Rongxin Chen, Fei Wang, Yan Zhu, Yucai Zhang
Esophagopleural fistula (EPF) is rarely reported in children with a high misdiagnosis rate. This study aimed to reveal the clinical manifestations and managements of EPF in children.Two pediatric cases of EPF in our hospital were reported. A bibliographic search was performed on the PubMed, WANFANG, and CNKI databases for EPF-related reports published between January 1980 and May 2016. The pathogeny, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of EPF patients were collected and discussed.Based on conservative treatments, 1 pediatric EPF case induced by cervical trauma was cured by longitudinal septum incision-mediated drainage...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483304/short-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-using-ethanolamine-oleate-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-single-arm-trial
#18
Masao Kobayakawa, Shigehiro Kokubu, Shozo Hirota, Jun Koizumi, Norifumi Nishida, Taku Yasumoto, Satoshi Mochida, Hisashi Hidaka, Noriko Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Tajima
PURPOSE: To evaluate 90-day outcomes after balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) with ethanolamine oleate (EO) in patients with gastric varices (GVs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An 8-site prospective single-arm clinical trial was conducted. Patients who had endoscopically confirmed GVs with a gastrorenal shunt were eligible for the study. Overnight BRTO was performed, and efficacy was evaluated by endoscopy and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480724/esophageal-perforation-by-a-sengstaken-balloon
#19
Antonio José Fernández López, Maria Encarnación Tamayo Rodríguez, Francisco Miguel González Valverde, Antonio Albarracín Marín-Blázquez
Iatrogenic esophageal perforations are rare but associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Secondary to placing a Sengstaken ballon are even more extraordinary because of the infrequency which this measure is used to control upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Therefore, we think it is of interest to communicate this complication, to remember the need to check the correct placement of the Sengstaken ballon before insufflation, since it would help further decrease this complication.
May 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468020/novel-approaches-to-reducing-the-risk-of-variceal-hemorrhage
#20
Frederik Nevens
BACKGROUND: Complications of advanced liver disease occur at the moment of clinical significant portal hypertension. Nitric oxide (NO) dysfunction and fibrosis play an important role in the pathophysiology of PH, but other mechanisms are also involved. Non-selective beta blockers (NSBB) stay the cornerstone in the primary and secondary prevention of variceal bleeding, but their safety in advanced cirrhosis has been recently debated and new drugs are under investigation. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt and balloon tamponade are the standard therapy in case of refractory variceal bleeding, but both interventions have drawbacks...
2017: Digestive Diseases
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