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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774563/alternative-therapies-for-gerd-a-way-to-personalized-antireflux-surgery
#1
Erwin Rieder, Martin Riegler, Aleksandar P Simić, Ognjan M Skrobić, Luigi Bonavina, Richard Gurski, Matthias Paireder, Donald O Castell, Sebastian F Schoppmann
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder, known to affect about 20% of the Western population. Although conventional medical or surgical treatment has proven effective, there is certainly room for improvements. As only 10% of GERD patients are finally treated by antireflux surgery, a large therapeutic window exists. This treatment gap consists of patients who are not effectively treated with proton pump inhibitor but do not want to run the potential risks of conventional surgery. During the last two decades, several novel and intriguing options for the surgical treatment of GERD have been introduced and found their way into clinical use...
May 17, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773294/gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-and-nasal-symptoms-affect-the-severity-of-bronchitis-symptoms-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#2
Koichi Hasegawa, Susumu Sato, Kazuya Tanimura, Yoshinori Fuseya, Kiyoshi Uemasu, Yoko Hamakawa, Atsuyasu Sato, Michiaki Mishima, Shigeo Muro, Toyohiro Hirai
BACKGROUND: Cough and sputum production (symptoms of bronchitis) are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Extrapulmonary comorbidities, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and post-nasal drip, also cause bronchitis symptoms. The impact of extrapulmonary comorbidities on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD is unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify bronchitis symptoms and assess the impact of GERD and nasal symptoms on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773017/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-review-of-symptomatic-management
#3
Elsa S Tabrez, Azhar Hussain, Seetharama Rao, Ashraya Jagadeesh, Jagannadha Rao Peela, Shams S M Tabrez
Considered as a chronic illness, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has manifested itself as a widespread condition throughout the adult population. As a growing epidemic, GERD has reached a staggering prevalence of 10% to 20% in the Western world, by affecting up to 30 million people in the United States alone. Sixty percent of individuals in an adult population will experience symptoms and the impact of GERD over a period of 12 months, whereas a remarkable 20% to 30% of individuals will have weekly symptoms...
2018: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770925/esophageal-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-as-a-novel-approach-to-post-bariatric-surgery-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#4
John P Kuckelman, Cody J Phillips, Michael J Derickson, Byron J Faler, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) in patients with GERD after bariatric surgery. METHODS: Pre- and post-operative GERD quality of life (G-QOL) surveys were conducted. Standard indications (SI) group or the post-bariatric group (PB) created. Outcomes were compared between groups. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients analyzed with no losses to follow-up. All patients had preoperative testing confirming normal motility and presence of GERD...
May 16, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770281/intestinal-spirochetosis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#5
Patricia Guzman Rojas, Jelena Catania, Jignesh Parikh, Tran C Phung, Glenn Speth
Intestinal spirochetosis (IS) is an infestation defined by the presence of spirochetes on the surface of the colonic mucosa. The implicated organisms can be Brachyspira aalborgi or Brachyspira pilosicoli . We present the case of a 66-year-old man with a past medical history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, morbid obesity, and gastroesophageal reflux. The patient was sent to the gastroenterology clinic for a screening colonoscopy due to a prior history of colonic polyps. The patient was completely asymptomatic as he denies any abdominal pain, diarrhea, melena, or hematochezia...
March 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766521/current-and-future-perspectives-in-the-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#6
REVIEW
Junichi Akiyama, Shiko Kuribayashi, Myong Ki Baeg, Nicola de Bortoli, Elen Valitova, Edoardo V Savarino, Motoyasu Kusano, George Triadafilopoulos
Although the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) used to be lower in East Asia as compared to Western countries, it has recently been increasing, most likely due to the socioeconomic development in the East. The prevalence of both GERD and functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) ranges between 10% and 25% worldwide and there are distinct subgroups of patients with overlapping of GERD and FGIDs. However, the true prevalence of an overlap between GERD and FGIDs can be determined only when a formal pathophysiological evaluation has been performed...
May 16, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766511/relevance-of-histology-in-the-diagnosis-of-reflux-esophagitis
#7
REVIEW
Monika Tripathi, Catherine J Streutker, E Celia Marginean
Reflux esophagitis is an important clinical diagnosis; however, the histologic findings can be nonspecific and overlap with other entities. Various benign changes can produce diagnostic difficulties for pathologists. In this review, the typical histologic findings of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) of the esophagus are discussed, along with the issues relating to clinical correlation and technical aspects of endoscopic biopsies and specimen processing. The literature has been reviewed to discuss histologic definitions of GERD as well as current and developing controversies in the area of GERD...
May 16, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763274/eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-mimic-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#8
Steven Clayton, John F Emerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761528/nonerosive-reflux-disease-clinical-concepts
#9
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C Prakash Gyawali, Dan E Azagury, Walter W Chan, Servarayan M Chandramohan, John O Clarke, Nicola de Bortoli, Edgar Figueredo, Mark Fox, Daniela Jodorkovsky, Adriana Lazarescu, Peter Malfertheiner, Jan Martinek, Kenric M Murayama, Roberto Penagini, Edoardo Savarino, Katerina P Shetler, Ellen Stein, Roger P Tatum, Justin Wu
Esophageal symptoms can arise from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as other mucosal and motor processes, structural disease, and functional esophageal syndromes. GERD is the most common esophageal disorder, but diagnosis may not be straightforward when symptoms persist despite empiric acid suppressive therapy and when mucosal erosions are not seen on endoscopy (as for nonerosive reflux disease, NERD). Esophageal physiological tests (ambulatory pH or pH-impedance monitoring and manometry) can be of value in defining abnormal reflux burden and reflux-symptom association...
May 15, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760351/leptin-aggravates-reflux-esophagitis-by-increasing-tissue-levels-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-in-rats
#10
Tsugihiro Murata, Kiyotaka Asanuma, Nobuyuki Ara, Katsunori Iijima, Waku Hatta, Shin Hamada, Naoki Asano, Tomoyuki Koike, Akira Imatani, Atsushi Masamune, Tooru Shimosegawa
Leptin, produced primarily by the adipose tissue, acts as a pro-inflammatory modulator, thereby contributing to the development of obesity-related disease. Although high levels of leptin in the obese are closely related to gastroesophageal reflux disease, the mechanism by which leptin influences esophageal inflammation remains unknown. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is produced by immune cells, such as T lymphocytes and macrophages, and MIF is known to induce the production of tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin 1β (IL-1β) and interleukin 6 (IL-6)...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757356/developing-a-diagnostic-understanding-of-gerd-phenotypes-through-the-analysis-of-levels-of-mucosal-injury-immune-activation-and-psychological-comorbidity
#11
C Zhong, K Liu, K Wang, H Liu, H Su, J Wu, L Duan
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can present with typical or atypical symptoms. The aim of this study is to explore the underlying physiological and psychological mechanisms that lead to different symptomatic manifestations of GERD. A total of 238 patients diagnosed with GERD underwent gastroscopy, 24 h multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring, and psychological assessment with questionnaires. Patient symptoms were used to classify GERD into phenotypes of typical reflux syndrome (TRS, n = 87), reflux chest pain syndrome (RCS, n = 98), and extraesophageal syndromes (EES, n = 53)...
May 10, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756656/pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-achalasia-in-a-muscle-mechanical-perspective
#12
REVIEW
Hans Gregersen, Kar Man Lo
This review provides a biomechanical perspective on the pathophysiology and treatment of achalasia. The esophagus is efficient in transporting ingested material to the stomach in healthy subjects. A fine balance exists between the peristaltic forces generated in the esophageal body (which herein is defined as the preload) and the resistance in the outlet, the esophago-gastric junction (which is defined as the afterload). Achalasia is a rare esophageal disease that progressively over many years challenges esophageal efficacy...
May 14, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756023/endoscopic-polymer-injection-and-endoluminal-plication-in-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-evaluation-of-long-term-results
#13
Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura, Rubens A A Sallum, Ary Nasi, Martin Coronel, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Eduardo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Mauricio Kazuyoshi Minata, Marcelo Cury, Angela Falcão, Ivan Cecconello, Paulo Sakai
Background and study aims:  Us of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has made endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) more efficient, with reduction in morbidity and complications. However, some patients persist with symptoms despite medical treatment and some are not compliant with it or cannot afford it for financial reasons, and thus they require non-pharmacological therapeutic options such as surgical fundoplication. Surgery may be effective in the short term, but there is related morbidity and concern about its long-term efficacy...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754440/indications-and-interpretation-of-esophageal-function-testing
#14
REVIEW
C Prakash Gyawali, Nicola de Bortoli, John Clarke, Carla Marinelli, Salvatore Tolone, Sabine Roman, Edoardo Savarino
Esophageal symptoms are common, and can arise from mucosal, motor, functional, and neoplastic processes, among others. Judicious use of diagnostic testing can help define the etiology of symptoms and can direct management. Endoscopy, esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM), ambulatory pH or pH-impedance manometry, and barium radiography are commonly used for esophageal function testing; functional lumen imaging probe is an emerging option. Recent consensus guidelines have provided direction in using test findings toward defining mechanisms of esophageal symptoms...
May 12, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742979/electrical-stimulation-of-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-to-treat-gastroesophageal-reflux-after-poem
#15
Erwin Rieder, Matthias Paireder, Ivan Kristo, Katrin Schwameis, Sebastian F Schoppmann
As per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is not followed by any anti-reflux procedure, a common concern is the risk of postoperative gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES-EST) could be an option for post-POEM GERD. A 68-year old male obese patient underwent successful POEM but developed GERD not responsive to proton pump inhibitors. Consecutively, the patient had implanted an electrical LES stimulation device, consisting of bipolar LES-electrodes connected to a subcutaneous pulse generator...
May 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733860/estradiol-mediates-relaxation-of-porcine-lower-esophageal-sphincter
#16
Ching-Chung Tsai, Shu-Leei Tey, Li-Ching Chang, Yu-Tsun Su, Kai-Jen Lin, Shih-Che Huang
Most pregnant women have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) during pregnancy. Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy is associated with GERD. The effects of estradiol on lower esophageal sphincter (LES) motility and GERD are not clearly known. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of estradiol on the motility of the porcine LES. Relaxations of clasp and sling strips of porcine LES caused by estradiol were measured using isometric transducers. We investigated the mechanism of estradiol-induced relaxation of the porcine LES using tetraethylammonium, apamine, iberiotoxin, glibenclamide, KT5720, KT5823, NG-nitro-l-arginine, tetrodotoxin, and ω-conotoxin GVIA...
May 5, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732494/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-diverticular-disease-just-two-distinct-age-related-disorders-or-more-results-from-a-case-control-study
#17
Rossana Scrivo, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Iolanda Rutigliano, Paola Sessa, Daniele Mipatrini, Gaetana Maria Grazia Stricchiola, Elena Pacella, Alessio Altobelli, Chiara Castellani, Cristiano Alessandri, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Manuela Di Franco, Roberta Priori, Valeria Riccieri, Antonio Sili Scavalli, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Giuseppe La Torre, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini
In a previous report of two married cohabiting couples affected by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), we noticed that the wife of one couple and both members of the other couple suffered from symptomatic diverticular disease (DD), whose diagnosis was made before the onset of PMR. We investigated whether DD might be a risk factor for the development of PMR. We conducted a case-control study informed on a database containing the prospectively collected medical records of consecutive PMR patients. Among comorbidities, attention was focused on symptomatic DD, provided that the diagnosis had been made by colonoscopy and/or computed tomography scan...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730731/the-global-face-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-advocacy-and-research-groups
#18
REVIEW
Christine James, Amal Assa'ad
Although eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been described in the literature for a substantial period, its recognition as a disease entity on the global stage is still relatively new. It has become a major diagnosis of consideration by medical providers when both adult and pediatric patients present with dysphagia, food impaction, and gastroesophageal reflux-like symptoms. In addition to the clinical work of specialists such as allergy-immunologists and gastroenterologists, the evolution of research organizations and advocacy groups focused on EoE have greatly assisted in bringing attention to, and raising awareness about, this disease...
May 5, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730088/aspiration-pneumonia-and-related-syndromes
#19
REVIEW
Augustine S Lee, Jay H Ryu
Aspiration is a syndrome with variable respiratory manifestations that span acute, life-threatening illnesses, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, to chronic, sometimes insidious, respiratory disorders such as aspiration bronchiolitis. Diagnostic testing is limited by the insensitivity of histologic testing, and although gastric biomarkers for aspiration are increasingly available, none have been clinically validated. The leading mechanism for microaspiration is thought to be gastroesophageal reflux disease, largely driven by the increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux across a variety of respiratory disorders, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and chronic cough...
May 2, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729504/new-food-approaches-to-reduce-and-or-eliminate-increased-gastric-acidity-related-to-gastroesophageal-pathologies
#20
Ciro Langella, Daniele Naviglio, Marina Marino, Armando Calogero, Monica Gallo
OBJECTIVE: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is very common in industrialized countries and rapidly and significantly increasing even in developing countries. The approach in this study is one not commonly found to date in the scientific literature. To assess the ability of reduced-carbohydrate diets and foods that are enriched with acid potential of hydrogen (pH; lemon and tomato) to quickly and exponentially reduce symptoms that are related to conditions such as gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux and unrelated to Helicobacter pylori...
March 22, 2018: Nutrition
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