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Ning-Li Chai, Jia Feng, Long-Song Li, Sheng-Zhen Liu, Chen Du, Qi Zhang, En-Qiang Linghu
AIM: To assess the effect of polyglycolic acid (PGA) plus stent placement compared with stent placement alone in the prevention of post-endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) esophageal stricture in early-stage esophageal cancer (EC) patients. METHODS: Seventy EC patients undergoing ESD were enrolled in this randomized, controlled study. Patients were allocated randomly at a 1:1 ratio into two groups as follows: (1) PGA plus stent group (PGA sheet-coated stent placement was performed); and (2) Stent group (only stent placement was performed)...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Lauren E Markovic, Brian A Scansen
BACKGROUND: Different methods to perform reference calibration of an angiographic image exist; however, a prospective comparison of calibration methods has yet to be investigated in veterinary medicine. OBJECTIVE: To compare angiographic measurements using two commonly employed reference calibration methods, an esophageal pigtail marker catheter (EC) versus a radiopaque table ruler (TR). ANIMALS: Thirty-five client-owned dogs undergoing transcatheter intervention...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Katsumi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Noro, Yu Sato, Akira Kusakabe, Nobuyuki Tatsumi, Tomoki Michida, Toshifumi Ito
Background and study aims  A 70-year-old-man underwent an esophagectomy and posterior mediastinal reconstruction for esophageal cancer that was curatively resected. Although the patient was allowed to eat after surgery, he repeatedly vomited after drinking water or eating meals and required continuous hospitalization. An upper gastrointestinal series and endoscopic examination revealed an obstruction due to the flexure of the gastric conduit, which was repeatedly treated with endoscopic balloon dilation. Endoscopic balloon dilation was completely ineffective, however, because the obstruction was not due to a small lumen diameter, but rather to severe flexure...
March 2018: Endoscopy International Open
Xiumei Sun, Jianxin Zhou
Esophageal pressure monitoring provides a minimally invasive method to assess the pleural pressure, which can be used to differentiate the lung and chest wall mechanics. The information of transpulmonary pressure, work of breathing, intrinsic positive end-expiratory pressure and respiratory muscle performance can facilitate the proper setting of mechanical ventilation. Esophageal pressure monitoring is still not routinely used in the clinical setting because of difficulty in esophageal balloon catheter placement and data interpretation due to esophageal pressure monitoring has certain technical requirements, and the measurement results are influenced by many factors such as airbag volume, location, esophageal wall elasticity and mediastinal organ weight...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Ignacio Ayala, Francisco Laredo, Escobar, Fernando Alberca
A 1-yr old female lion ( Panthera leo) was referred with a 10-mo history of dysphagia for solid food (meat), episodic regurgitation, and poor weight gain. Esophagoscopy confirmed an esophagitis (midesophagus) and a stricture estimated to be of 13 mm diameter. This was subsequently dilated using a 20-mm-diameter balloon for 2 min followed by a 35-mm achalasia balloon for 3 min. The etiology remains undetermined in spite of a thorough history. The animal progressed satisfactorily, reaching 124 kg after 1 yr and has had no further signs...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Yue Wu, Haihui Zhang, Bingxi Zhou, Shuangyin Han, Yanrui Zhang
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in the treatment of early esophageal cancer and precancerous lesions. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 58 patients who suffered from early esophageal and precancerous lesions and received ESD in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from February 2012 to January 2016. The clinical efficacy and safety of ESD in treating the early esophageal cancer and precancerous lesions was evaluated by analyzing the operation successful rate, postoperative pathology, complications, and follow-up data of patients who received ESD...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
A Taş, B Kara, M S Yalcin, B Sarıtaş
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July 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
Dean Keren, Tova Rainis
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic balloons have been used for years to treat obese seeking weight loss. This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of our lifestyle modification program. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from patients who underwent End-ball® (Endalis) intragastric balloon insertion with a multidisciplinary follow-up program. Demographic data, weight loss complications, and satisfaction rates were assessed. RESULTS: In total, 114 overweight/obese individuals from July 2012 to December 2015 were included...
March 1, 2018: Obesity Surgery
S Waqar H Shah, Arshad K Butt, K Malik, Altaf Alam, Adnan Shahzad, Anwaar A Khan
Triple A (Allgrove) syndrome, an autosomal recessive disease is characterized by achalasia, alacrimia and ACTH-resistant adrenal failure with progressive neurological syndrome including central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system impairment, and mild mental retardation. The triple A syndrome gene, designated AAAS, localized on chromosome 12q 13 encodes for a 546 amino acid protein called ALADIN (Alacrimia-Achlasia-Adrenal Insufficiency and Neurologic disorder). This report relates to two sisters, aged 8 and 12 years, who had vomiting, muscle weakness, alacrimia, excessive fatigue and dysphagia...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Eric H Rosenfeld, Richard Sola, Yangyang Yu, Shawn D St Peter, Sohail R Shah
PURPOSE: To review current management and outcomes of ingested batteries and develop a clinical management algorithm. METHODS: Children <18years old who ingested a battery between 1/2011 and 9/2016 at two tertiary care children's hospitals were reviewed. Demographics, imaging, management and outcomes were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Chi-square and Wilcoxon Rank-sum tests. RESULTS: There were 180 battery ingestions. The median age was 3...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Abhishek Agnihotri, Amy Xie, Christopher Bartalos, Vladimir Kushnir, Sameer Islam, Ebtesam Islam, Mark Lamet, Ari Lamet, Ramin Farboudmanesch, Bergein F Overholt, Johnny Altawil, Dayna S Early, Michael Bennett, Abigail Lowe, Daniel K Mullady, Christine Sade Adeyeri, Mohamad El Zein, Priya Mishra, Lea Fayad, Margo Dunlap, Andreas Oberbach, Lawrence J Cheskin, Anthony N Kalloo, Mouen A Khashab, Vivek Kumbhari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Reshape Duo is a saline-filled dual, integrated intra-gastric balloon (IGB) approved by the Food and Drug Administration for weight loss in patients with obesity. In a prospective, randomized trial, obese patients who received the balloon had significantly greater percent excess weight loss (%EWL) compared patients treated with diet and exercise alone. However, there are limited data on the real-world efficacy of the Reshape balloon. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of data collected from 2 academic centers and 5 private practices in which all patients paid for the IGB and follow-up visits out of pocket...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
B E Louie, W Hofstetter, G Triadafilopoulos, B L Weusten
Current ablation devices for dysplastic Barrett's esophagus are effective but have significant limitations. This pilot study aims to evaluate the safety, feasibility, and dose response of a novel cryoballoon swipe ablation system (CbSAS) in three experimental in vitro and in vivo models. CbSAS is a through-the-scope compliant balloon that is simultaneously inflated and cooled by liquid nitrous oxide delivered from a disposable handheld unit. When the cryogen is applied through a special diffuser it covers a 90° section of the circumference of the esophagus for 3 cm length...
February 21, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Desmond K Tan, Chick Weisse, Allyson Berent, Kenneth E Lamb
BACKGROUND: Despite multiple dilatation procedures, benign esophageal strictures (BES) remain a recurring cause of morbidity and mortality in dogs and cats. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the use of an indwelling Balloon Dilatation esophagostomy tube (B-Tube) for treatment of BES in dogs and cats. ANIMALS: Nine dogs and 3 cats. METHODS: Animals with BES were recruited for our prospective study. Endoscopic and fluoroscopic evaluation of the esophagus and balloon dilatation were performed under general anesthesia, followed by placement of an indwelling B-Tube...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Leonardo Frazzoni, Marina La Marca, Amedeo Montale, Lorenzo Fuccio
The management of benign esophageal strictures is challenging. The first strategy includes endoscopic dilation using bougies or balloons. Although the immediate success rate of these is up to 90%, about 30-40% of patients experience recurrent dysphagia within the first year of follow-up. The management of refractory stenosis involves repeated sessions of endoscopic dilation. In order to obtain long-lasting functional results, alternative treatments have been developed, such as the use of self-expanding stents, particularly indicated in subgroups of patients with post-surgical stenosis or post-radiation therapy...
January 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
Wen-Lun Wang, I-Wei Chang, Chien-Chuan Chen, Chi-Yang Chang, Cheng-Hao Tseng, Chi-Ming Tai, Jaw-Town Lin, Hsiu-Po Wang, Ching-Tai Lee
BACKGROUND:  Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a treatment option for early esophageal squamous cell neoplasia (ESCN); however, long-term follow-up studies are lacking. The risks of local recurrence and "buried cancer" are also uncertain. METHODS:  Patients with flat-type ESCN who were treated with balloon-type ± focal-type RFA were consecutively enrolled. Follow-up endoscopy was performed at 1, 3, and 6 months, and then every 6 months thereafter...
February 15, 2018: Endoscopy
Suresh Mohan, Sarah N Bowe, Lara M Hirner, Claire Zar-Kessler, Christopher J Hartnick
Pediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia is an uncommon but important cause of oropharyngeal dysphagia. Failure of upper esophageal sphincter relaxation is the currently understood pathophysiology. Therapies include balloon dilation, botulinum toxin injection, and endoscopic or open cricopharyngeal myotomy (CPM). Open CPM is usually performed at the posterior midline of the cricopharyngeus and can be a risky procedure given concern for esophageal perforation and damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Here, we present a novel modified technique for open CPM using a superficial anterolateral transection approach in the case of a young male with refractory cricopharyngeal achalasia...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Xiu-Mei Sun, Guang-Qiang Chen, Hua-Wei Huang, Xuan He, Yan-Lin Yang, Zhong-Hua Shi, Ming Xu, Jian-Xin Zhou
BACKGROUND: Accurate measurement of esophageal pressure (Pes) depends on proper filling of the balloon. Esophageal wall elastance (Ees) may also influence the measurement. We examined the estimation of balloon-surrounding elastance in a bench model and investigated a simplified calibrating procedure of Pes in a balloon with relatively small volume. METHODS: The Cooper balloon catheter (geometric volume of 2.8 ml) was used in the present study. The balloon was progressively inflated in different gas-tight glass chambers with different inner volumes...
February 14, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
T Iizuka, D Kikuchi, S Hoteya, M Kaise
Esophageal stricture occurs at a high rate after endoscopic submucosal dissection, especially after entire circumferential dissection, leading to poor quality of life. This retrospective cohort study evaluated the stricture rate in circumferential mucosal defect cases following modified steroid administration. We enrolled 22 consecutive patients who underwent entire circumferential endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial esophageal cancer between April 2010 and April 2015 at our hospital. Until January 2013, a systemic steroid-prednisolone-was administered at 30 mg/day and tapered over 8 weeks in the original method group (original group)...
February 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Marcus Joachim Herzig, Radu Tutuian
Esophageal achalasia is a primary smooth muscle motility disorder specified by aperistalsis of the tubular esophagus in combination with a poorly relaxing and occasionally hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (LES). These changes occur secondary to the destruction of the neural network coordinating esophageal peristalsis and LES relaxation (plexus myentericus). There are limited data on segmental involvement of the esophagus in adults. We report on the case of a 54-year-old man who presented initially with complete aperistalsis limited to the distal esophagus...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
Dennis Yang, Peter V Draganov
OPINION STATEMENT: "Third space" endoscopy, also commonly referred as submucosal endoscopy, is founded on the principle that the deeper layers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can be accessed by tunneling in the submucosal space without compromising the integrity of the overlying mucosa. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), and submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) are innovative techniques within the field of third space endoscopy in the management of esophageal disorders...
March 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
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