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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921057/endoscopic-management-of-an-intramural-sinus-leak-after-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy
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Haider Al Taii, Bradley Confer, Scott Gabbard, Matthew Kroh, Sunguk Jang, John Rodriguez, Mansour A Parsi, John J Vargo, Jeffrey Ponsky, Amit Bhatt
Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) was developed less than a decade ago for the treatment of achalasia. Its minimally invasive approach and the favorable short-term outcome have led to rapid adoption of the technique throughout the world. As with any new technique, there will be adverse events, and it is important that effective treatments for these adverse events be discussed. We present a case of successful endoscopic management of an intramural sinus leak after a POEM procedure using tandem fully covered esophageal stents...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908852/statutory-power-poems-by-doctors
#2
Jo McFarlane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895614/mimological-reveries-disconfirming-the-hypothesis-of-phono-emotional-iconicity-in-poetry
#3
Maria Kraxenberger, Winfried Menninghaus
The present study retested previously reported empirical evidence suggesting an iconic relation between sound and emotional meaning in poetry. To this end, we analyzed the frequency of certain phoneme classes in 48 German poems and correlated them with ratings for emotional classification. Our analyses provide evidence for a link between the emotional classification of poems (joyful vs. sad) and the perception of tonal contrast as reflected in the attribution of phenomenological sound qualia (bright vs. dark)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895430/full-thickness-myotomy-is-associated-with-higher-rate-of-postoperative-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#4
Xue-Hong Wang, Yu-Yong Tan, Hong-Yi Zhu, Chen-Jie Li, De-Liang Liu
AIM: To compare long-term occurrence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) between two different types of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia. METHODS: We included all patients with achalasia who underwent POEM at our hospital from August 2011 to October 2012 and had complete GERD evaluation with ≥ 3 years of follow-up. They were divided into circular or full-thickness myotomy groups according to the depth of myotomy. Demographics, Eckardt score, manometry results, 24-h pH monitoring, and GERD symptoms were recorded and compared between the two groups...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882576/looking-and-listening-for-learning-in-arts-and-humanities-based-creations
#5
Lara Varpio, Pamela Grassau, Pippa Hall
CONTEXT: The arts and humanities are gradually gaining a foothold in health professions education as a means of supporting the development of future clinicians who are compassionate, critical and reflexive thinkers, while also strengthening clinical skills and practices that emphasise patient-centredness, collaboration and interprofessional practices. Assignments that tap into trainee creativity are increasingly used both to prepare learners for the demands of clinical work and to understand the personal and professional challenges learners face in these contexts...
November 23, 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878898/feasibility-and-safety-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia-after-failed-endoscopic-interventions
#6
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/27868244/ddw-2016-review-advances-in-therapeutic-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
#7
REVIEW
Shannon Melissa Chan, Baldwin Yeung, Philip Wai Yan Chiu
This editorial provides a review of the lectures and abstracts presented at Digestive Disease Week 2016 in San Diego on advances in therapeutic upper gastrointestinal procedures. There were a significant number of reports on expanded indications for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of early gastric cancers, advanced endoscopic techniques for resection including submucosal tunnel endoscopic resection (STER) and endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR), per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), and novel endoscopic techniques including antireflux mucosectomy (ARMS) as well as endoscopic suturing...
November 21, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866728/what-is-new-in-2015-in-dysimmune-neuropathies
#8
REVIEW
T Kuntzer
This review discusses and summarizes the concept of nodopathies, the diagnostic features, investigations, pathophysiology, and treatment options of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, and gives updates on other inflammatory and dysimmune neuropathies such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, sensory neuronopathies, small-fiber-predominant ganglionitis, POEMS syndrome, neuropathies associated with IgM monoclonal gammopathy and multifocal motor neuropathy. This field of research has contributed to the antigenic characterization of the peripheral motor and sensory functional systems, as well as helping to define immune neuropathic syndromes with widely different clinical presentation, prognosis and response to therapy...
December 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864723/pre-treatment-eckardt-score-is-a-simple-factor-for-predicting-one-year-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-failure-in-patients-with-achalasia
#9
Yutang Ren, Xiaowei Tang, Yanmin Chen, Fengping Chen, Yingying Zou, Zhiliang Deng, Jianuan Wu, Yan Li, Silin Huang, Bo Jiang, Wei Gong
BACKGROUND: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel treatment for achalasia with excellent outcomes. But the predictor for treatment failure is not well defined. This study was aimed to prospectively investigate the factors for predicting failed POEM. METHODS: From June 2011 to May 2015, a total of 115 achalasia patients treated by POEM were included for the retrospective cohort study from Nanfang Hospital and the First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province...
November 18, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861483/-on-roman-philonium
#10
Guillermo Delgado-García, Carolina Rodríguez-Návarez, Bruno Estañol
The roman philonium (Philonium Romanum) is an example of pharmacological poetry. This opiate was conceived by Philo of Tarsus, who was active during the first century of the Common Era. His antidote was written in elegiac couplets. The conservation of these couplets is owed to Galen, who reproduced them in the ninth book of On the Composition of Medicines according to the Places. Most of this Galenic treatise has not been translated into Spanish. For the first time, we offer this prescription in our language from a French version of the fin de siècle...
November 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859721/analysis-of-the-learning-curve-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-esophageal-achalasia-single-center-two-operator-experience
#11
Lv Houning, Ningning Zhao, Zhongqing Zheng, Tao Wang, Fang Yang, Xihui Jiang, Lin Lin, Chao Sun, Bangmao Wang
OBJECTIVES: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has emerged as an advanced technique for the treatment of achalasia, and defining the learning curve is mandatory. METHODS: From August 2011 to June 2014, two operators in our institution (A&B) have performed POEM on 35 and 33 consecutive patients, respectively. The moving average and cumulative sum (CUSUM) methods were employed to analyze the POEM learning curve for corrected operative time (cOT), referring to duration of per centimeter myotomy...
November 17, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858989/poem-a-core-instrument-to-measure-symptoms-in-clinical-trials-a-home-statement
#12
Ph I Spuls, L A A Gerbens, E Simpson, C J Apfelbacher, J R Chalmers, K S Thomas, C A C Prinsen, L B von Kobyletzki, J A Singh, H C Williams, J Schmitt
BACKGROUND: The Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative has defined four core outcome domains for a core outcome set (COS) to be measured in all atopic eczema (AE) trials to ensure cross-trial comparison: clinical signs, symptoms, quality of life and long-term control. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to report on the consensus process that was used to select the core instrument to consistently assess symptoms in all future AE trials. METHODS: Following the HOME roadmap, two systematic reviews were performed which identified three instruments that had sufficient evidence of validity, reliability, and feasibility to be considered for the final COS...
November 17, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858325/is-poem-the-answer-for-management-of-spastic-esophageal-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Muhammad Ali Khan, Vivek Kumbhari, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Amr Ismail, Yen-I Chen, Yamile Haito Chavez, Majidah Bukhari, Richard Nollan, Mohammad Kashif Ismail, Manabu Onimaru, Valerio Balassone, Ahmed Sharata, Lee Swanstrom, Haruhiro Inoue, Alessandro Repici, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Spastic esophageal disorders (SEDs) include spastic achalasia (type III), diffuse esophageal spasm (DES), and nutcracker/jackhammer esophagus (JH). Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has demonstrated efficacy and safety in the treatment of achalasia. Recently, POEM has been indicated for the treatment of SEDs. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the clinical success and safety of POEM in SEDs. METHODS: We searched several databases from 01/01/2007 to 01/10/2016 to identify studies (with five or more patients) on POEM for the treatment of SEDs...
November 17, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858209/outcomes-in-patients-with-over-1-year-follow-up-after-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-poem
#14
Marc A Ward, Matt Gitelis, Lava Patel, Yalini Vigneswaran, Joann Carbray, Michael B Ujiki
BACKGROUND: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a promising therapy in the treatment of achalasia. The study was designed to report outcomes, including quality of life, in patients with at least 1-year follow-up. METHODS: Patients from an institutional review board-approved protocol underwent POEM and were followed prospectively. Health-related quality of life was measured preoperatively and 1 year post-operatively using Short Form-36 Health Survey version 2 (SF-36v2)...
November 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855465/from-poem-to-poet-applications-and-perspectives-for-submucosal-tunnel-endoscopy
#15
Philip W Y Chiu, Haruhiro Inoue, Thomas Rösch
Recent advances in submucosal endoscopy have unlocked a new horizon for potential development in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Increasing evidence has demonstrated that peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is not only clinically feasible and safe, but also has excellent results in symptomatic relief of achalasia. The success of submucosal endoscopy in performance of tumor resection has confirmed the potential of this new area in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. This article reviews the current applications and evidence, from POEM to peroral endoscopic tunnel resection (POET), while exploring the possible future clinical applications in this field...
December 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845538/terminal-c-gate-23
#16
Christian D Pulcini
This poem focuses on 19-year-old Anthony. At an airport terminal, his head is slumped and he reeks of alcohol. Anthony is unresponsive and has a pulse of 58. The author calls the paramedics and Anthony pulls through. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845537/shh-don-t-talk-about-it
#17
Rama Cousik
This poem focuses on an Indian woman asking her mother (Amma) various questions about life. For each question, the mother tells her daughter to not talk about it. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845536/mri
#18
Dianne Silvestri
This poem describes the experience of having an MRI performed. The writer describes the jolting magnets against her banging heart. She closes her eyes and remembers reclining against her husband in a gondola in Venice. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845535/in-the-doctor-s-waiting-room
#19
Dianne Silvestri
This poem focuses on a patient's boring experience during a long delay in a doctor's waiting room. The patient imagines various actions that would break the tedium. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844266/poem-vs-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-and-fundoplication-which-is-now-the-gold-standard-for-treatment-of-achalasia
#20
Marco G Patti, Ciro Andolfi, Steven P Bowers, Nathaniel J Soper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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