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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107284/postsurgical-perforation-of-the-esophagus-can-be-treated-using-a-fully-covered-stent-in-children
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Chantal Chauvet, Arnaud Bonnard, Alexis Mosca, Marc Bellaïche, Pascale Philippe-Chomette, Jérôme Viala
OBJECTIVES: Surgery and conservative treatment of esophageal or gastric perforations are both often associated with poor results and carry a high morbidity and mortality rate. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of using fully covered self-expending metallic stents (SEMS) in children with upper digestive leaks. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed all children with esophageal or gastric perforation who were treated with placement of an SEMS from January 2011 to January 2015...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104297/brachytherapy-for-the-palliation-of-dysphagia-owing-to-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Lorenzo Fuccio, Daniele Mandolesi, Andrea Farioli, Cesare Hassan, Leonardo Frazzoni, Alessandra Guido, Nicola de Bortoli, Savino Cilla, Chiara Pierantoni, Francesco Saverio Violante, Franco Bazzoli, Alessandro Repici, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti
BACKGROUND: The management of dysphagia owing to esophageal cancer is challenging. Brachytherapy has been proposed as an alternative option to stent placement. We performed a systematic review to examine its efficacy and safety in the resolution of dysphagia. METHODS: Prospective studies recruiting at least 20 patients with malignant dysphagia and published up to April 2016 were eligible. The dysphagia-free survival (DFS) and adverse event rates were pooled by means of a random effect model...
January 16, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101666/history-of-the-use-of-esophageal-stent-in-management-of-dysphagia-and-its-improvement-over-the-years
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Kulwinder S Dua
The art and science of using stents to treat dysphagia and seal fistula, leaks and perforations has been evolving. Lessons learnt from the deficiencies of previous models led to several improvements making stent deployment easier, and with some designs, it was also possible to remove the stents if needed. With these improvements, besides malignant dysphagia, newer indications for using stents emerged. Unfortunately, despite several decades of evolution, as yet, there is no perfect stent that "fits all." This article is an overview of how this evolution process happened and where we are currently with using stents to manage patients with dysphagia and with other esophageal disorders...
January 18, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100060/boerhaave-s-syndrome-diagnostic-gastroscopy
#4
Rocío Ferreiro-Iglesias, Manuel Narciso Blanco Freire, Manuel Paz Novo, J Enrique Domínguez Muñoz
A 47-year-old man was attended at the emergency room for severe chest pain after eating sausage with subsequent vomiting and mild upper gastrointestinal bleeding. In the chest radiography we could not see abnormalities. He referred previous episodes of choking without consulting. The urgent gastroscopy detected tertiary contractile activity (nutcracker esophagus) and a foreign body in the lower third of the esophagus. After removing the food bolus, we observed a 4 cm longitudinal tear compatible with esophageal rupture or Boerhaave's syndrome in the right posterior wall of the lower esophagus, proximal to the gastroesophageal junction...
January 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078464/outcome-of-stent-grafting-for-esophageal-perforations-single-center-experience
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Fausto Biancari, Tuomas Tauriainen, Tatu Ylikotila, Misa Kokkonen, Jukka Rintala, Elisa Mäkäräinen-Uhlbäck, Vesa Koivukangas, Juha Saarnio
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that stent grafting is a promising technique for treatment of esophageal perforation. However, the evidence of its benefits is still scarce. METHODS: Forty-three consecutive patients underwent stent grafting for esophageal perforation at the Oulu University Hospital, Finland. The main endpoints of this study were early and mid-term mortality. Secondary outcome endpoints were the need of esophagectomy and additional surgical procedures on the esophagus and extraesophageal structures...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065218/clinical-observation-of-bevacizumab-combined-with-s-1-in-the-treatment-of-pretreated-advanced-esophageal-carcinoma
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Nie Ke-Ke, Geng Chuan-Xin, Zhang Ling, Liu Shi-Chao, Zhang Zhong-Fa, Wang Rong, Zou Xiao, Ji You-Xin
Objective To investigate the clinical effects and safety of bevacizumab combined with S-1 as the second-line treatment of recurrent and/or metastatic esophageal cancer after chemoradiation. Methods Patients with recurrent or metastatic esophageal cancer after chemoradiation were treated with bevacizumab and S-1. Bevacizumab was used by intravenous infusion, 7.5mg/kg body weight on day 1; S-1 was used by oral at 80mg/m(2)·d on day 1-14, 21 days as a cycle of treatment and repeated until either pro- gressive disease or intolerable toxicity occurred...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062878/-an-unusual-finding-of-two-coins-together-in-the-esophagus-of-pediatric-patients-report-of-two-cases
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Alexis Ormeño Julca
The ingestion of foreign bodies (EB) is a frequent complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Services. Studies report that in children occurs 80% of the EC, most frequently between 6 months and 3 years old and the second held because of urgent endoscopy in pediatrics. In 80-90% of cases the CE spontaneously passes through the upper gastrointestinal tract, however occasionally staying in the esophagus and should be removed to avoid dangerous complications such as obstruction or perforation of the upper digestive tract bleeding, ulcers, or fistulas...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056333/-recommendation-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-gastrointestinal-ulcers-and-its-complications
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(no author information available yet)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a broad class of non glucocorticoid drugs which are extensively used in anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic therapies. However, NSAIDs may cause many side effects, most commonly in gastrointestinal(GI) tract. Cardiovascular system, kidney, liver, central nervous system and hematopoietic system are also involved. NSAID-induced GI side effects not only endanger the patients' health, increase mortality, but also greatly increase the cost of medical care...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055990/dilation-of-pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis-adverse-events-and-short-term-outcomes
#9
Calies Menard-Katcher, Glenn T Furuta, Robert E Kramer
OBJECTIVES: Although several studies report the experience with adult eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) related stricture, outcomes for pediatric patients with EoE associated fibrostenosis and stricture is even more limited. To address this, we aim to identify the adverse event rate and short-term outcomes of the largest reported cohort of children with EoE to undergo esophageal dilation for management of symptomatic esophageal narrowing. METHODS: A retrospective assessment of all children, 18 years and younger, who underwent esophageal dilation at an academic children's hospital over a 5-year period was conducted...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055095/esophageal-perforation-caused-by-chicken-bone-ingestion
#10
Eric J Marple, Xiaolu W Carter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035315/lymphocytic-esophagitis-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Bilel Jideh, Andrew Keegan, Martin Weltman
Lymphocytic esophagitis (LyE) is a rare condition characterised histologically by high numbers of esophageal intraepithelial lymphocytes without significant granulocytes infiltration, in addition to intercellular edema ("spongiosis"). The clinical significance and natural history of LyE is poorly defined although dysphagia is reportedly the most common symptom. Endoscopic features range from normal appearing esophageal mucosa to features similar to those seen in eosinophilic esophagitis, including esophageal rings, linear furrows, whitish exudates, and esophageal strictures/stenosis...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025156/a-modern-magnetic-implant-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
#12
Robert A Ganz
A magnetic implant for the treatment of GERD was FDA-approved in 2012 and has been extensively evaluated. The device is a ring of magnets, that are placed around the gastroesophageal junction, augmenting the native lower esophageal sphincter and preventing reflux yet preserving LES physiologic function and allowing belching and vomiting. Magnetic force is advantageous, being permanent and precise, and forces between magnets decrease with esophageal displacement. Multiple patient cohorts have been studied using the magnetic device, and trials establish consistent, long-term improvement in pH data, GERD symptom scores and PPI use...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999782/successful-surgical-treatment-of-a-complicated-esophageal-perforation-by-use-of-primary-closure-and-lung-parenchyma-reinforcement
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Nikolaos C Schizas, Dimitrios Paliouras, Thomas Rallis, Apostolos S Gogakos, Achilleas Lazopoulos, Fotios Chatzinikolaou, Pavlos Sarafis, Paul Zarogoulidis, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Eirini Sarika, Ιlias Karapantzos, Charalampos Charalampidis, Nikolaos Barbetakis
Esophageal perforation (EP) is a medical condition which demands urgent confrontation with significant complications. The cause of the perforation may be common, spontaneous or iatrogenic, with conservative or surgical therapeutic strategy, which is needed in the majority of incidents, depending on the characteristics of the lesion. We report a case of a 68-year-old man, with the existence of an ulcerative lesion 31 cm approximately from the dental barrier, and a coexistent stenosis, diagnosed through esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which evolved to an extensive purulent necrotic mediastinitis, diagnosed through a thorax CT scan after the patient began to complain of asphyxiation during eating...
November 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995191/non-radical-stepwise-complete-endoscopic-resection-of-barrett-s-epithelium-in-short-segment-barrett-s-esophagus-has-a-low-stricture-rate
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Andreas Koutsoumpas, Lai Mun Wang, Adam A Bailey, Richard Gillies, Robert Marshall, Michael Booth, Bruno Sgromo, Nick Maynard, Barbara Braden
Background and aims: Radical endoscopic excision of Barrett's epithelium performing 4 - 6 endoscopic resections during the same endoscopic session results in complete Barrett's eradication but has a high stricture rate (40 - 80 %). Therefore radiofrequency ablation is preferred after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of visible nodules. We investigated the clinical outcome of non-radical, stepwise endoscopic mucosal resection with a maximum of two endoscopic resections per endoscopic session. Methods: We analysed our prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing esophageal EMR for early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus from 2009 to 2014...
December 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991695/application-of-extended-bi-pedicle-anterolateral-thigh-free-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-large-defects-a-case-series
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Michele Maruccia, Georgios Orfaniotis, Pedro Ciudad, Fabio Nicoli, Emanuele Cigna, Giuseppe Giudice, Kidakorn Kiranantawat, Diego Ribuffo, Hung-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND: The anterolateral thigh flap is a workforce flap in reconstructive surgery, however, variations in it is vascular anatomy are not uncommon. These variations may affect flap design and survival, especially when large flaps are required. In some anatomical variants the anterolateral thigh flap is supplied by two separate dominant pedicles, and in these cases a bi-pedicle modification may be necessary to ensure complete flap viability. The aim of this report is to evaluate the outcomes, and present our approach in using bi-pedicle anterolateral thigh flaps as a method to reduce the risk of partial flap necrosis when reconstructing sizeable soft tissue defects...
December 19, 2016: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975337/hospital-volume-and-adverse-events-following-esophageal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-japan
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Hiroyuki Odagiri, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Shigeru Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Mitsuru Kaise
Background and study aims Esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has gradually acquired popularity as a minimally invasive surgery for early cancers not only in Japan, but also in other countries. However, most reported outcomes have been based on relatively small samples of patients from specialized centers. Therefore, the association between hospital volume and the rate of adverse events following esophageal ESD has been poorly understood. Patients and methods Using a nationwide administrative database in Japan, we identified patients who underwent esophageal ESD between 1 July 2007 and 31 March 2013...
December 14, 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965929/successful-management-of-delayed-esophageal-rupture-with-t-tube-drainage-using-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
#17
Young Woo Do, Chang Young Lee, Sungsoo Lee, Ha Eun Kim, Bong Jun Kim, Jin Gu Lee
Spontaneous perforation of the esophagus after forceful vomiting is known as Boerhaave syndrome, a rare and life-threatening condition associated with a high rate of mortality. The management of Boerhaave syndrome is challenging, especially when diagnosed late. Herein, we report the successful management of late-diagnosed Boerhaave syndrome with T-tube drainage in a 55-year-old man. The patient was transferred to our institution 8 days after the onset of symptoms, successfully managed by placing a T-tube, and was discharged on postoperative day 46 without complications...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931639/complications-in-pediatric-endoscopy
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Andrea Tringali, Valerio Balassone, Paola De Angelis, Rosario Landi
The experience of the "endoscopic community" in pediatric patients is limited, but during recent years increased skills of the endoscopists and technological improvements lead to a standardization of pediatric endoscopy and the development of specialized pediatric endoscopy unit. Adverse events related to diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy in children are usually rare. Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of complications in pediatric endoscopy is crucial when dealing with benign diseases in children. The complication rate of diagnostic EGD and colonoscopy in children are extremely low...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931108/caustic-esophageal-injury-by-impaction-of-cell-batteries
#19
Francisco José García Fernández, Rafael León Montañés, Juan Manuel Bozada Garcia
The ingestion of cell batteries can cause serious complications (fistula, perforation or stenosis) at the esophageal level. The damage starts soon after ingestion (approximately 2 hours) and is directly related to the amount of time the battery is lodged in said location, the amount of electrical charge remaining in the battery, and the size of the battery itself. Injury is produced by the combination of electrochemical and chemical mechanisms and pressure necrosis. The ingestion of multiple cells and a size > = 20 mm are related with more severe and clinically significant outcomes...
December 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930507/thoracic-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-fishbone-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
Jian-Min Chen, Zhi-Yong Wang, Guo-Xin Ni
RATIONALE: Ingestion of a fishbone is a common cause of esophageal injury, but spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare condition due to the esophageal penetration by a swallowed fishbone. Prompt diagnosis can be seldom made owing to incomplete patient history taking and difficulties in imaging evidence identification. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who was stuck in her throat by a fishbone, and complained of back pain, paresis of the lower limbs and fever, successively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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