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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426463/treatments-for-achalasia-in-2017-how-to-choose-among-them
#1
Peter J Kahrilas, John E Pandolfino
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in achalasia diagnostics and therapeutics. RECENT FINDINGS: The cardinal feature of achalasia, impaired lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation, can occur in association with varied patterns of esophageal contractility. The Chicago Classification distinguishes among these as follows: without contractility (type I), with panesophageal pressurization (type II), with premature (spastic) distal esophageal contractions (type III), or even with preserved peristalsis [esophagogastric junction (EGJ) outlet obstruction]...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419450/acquired-blue-sclerae-in-poems-syndrome
#2
Wasithep Limvorapitak, Diego Villa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411762/poem-outcomes-how-long-is-long-enough
#3
EDITORIAL
Lee L Swanström
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411346/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-compared-with-pneumatic-dilation-for-newly-diagnosed-achalasia
#4
Fandong Meng, Peng Li, Yongjun Wang, Ming Ji, Yongdong Wu, Li Yu, Yinglin Niu, Fujing Lv, Wei Li, Wenyan Li, Huihong Zhai, Shanshan Wu, Shutian Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study retrospectively compared the safety and efficacy of two endoscopic techniques for treating newly diagnosed achalasia, pneumatic dilation (PD), and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). METHODS: Demographics, clinical and manometric data, and outcomes were collected from the medical records of patients who received POEM or PD as the primary therapy for achalasia at our hospital from January 2012 to August 2015. RESULTS: Of 72 patients, 32 and 40 received POEM and PD, respectively...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409375/fluoroscopy-guided-gastric-peroral-endoscopic-pyloromyotomy-g-poem-a-more-reliable-and-efficient-method-for-treatment-of-refractory-gastroparesis
#5
H B Xue, H Z Fan, X M Meng, S Cristofaro, P Mekaroonkamol, S Dacha, L Y Li, X L Fu, S H Zhan, Q Cai
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies show promising results of the gastric peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (G-POEM) procedure for treatment of refractory gastroparesis. One major technical challenge involved in this procedure is identifying the pyloric muscular ring (PMR). The aim of this study is to establish a reliable method for identification of the PMR during G-POEM. METHODS: Fluoroscopy-guided G-POEM was performed by placing an endoclip at the 9 to 11'o clock position at the pylorus for identification of PMR...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405536/an-unfortunate-polyneuropathy-organomegaly-endocrinopathy-monoclonal-gammopathy-and-skin-change-poems
#6
Faraz Afridi, Jorge Otoya, Samantha F Bunting, Gerard Chaaya
POEMS syndrome is an acronym for polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes, which is a rare paraneoplastic disease of monoclonal plasma cells. A mandatory criterion to diagnose POEMS syndrome is the presence of a monoclonal plasma cell dyscrasia in which plasma cell leukemia is the most aggressive form. Early identification of the features of the POEMS syndrome is critical for patients to identify an underlying plasma cell dyscrasias and to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease by providing early therapy...
March 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397326/diagnosis-and-management-of-neuropathies-associated-with-plasma-cell-dyscrasias
#7
REVIEW
Evan Rosenbaum, Douglas Marks, Shahzad Raza
Neuropathies associated with plasma cell dyscrasias are a major cause of morbidity for patients managed by medical oncologists. Because of similarities in clinical presentation and on nerve conduction studies, identifying the underlying disease leading to a paraproteinemic neuropathy can often be difficult. In addition, the degree of neurologic deficit does not strictly correlate with the extent of abnormalities on common clinical laboratory testing. Fortunately, with increasing understanding into the biologic mechanisms of underlying hematologic diseases, additional biomarkers have recently been developed, thus improving our diagnostic capacity...
April 10, 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392663/glomeruloid-hemangioma-as-a-marker-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-poems-syndrome
#8
Jin Yong Lee, Jae Kyun Choi, Jae Won Ha, So Eun Park, Chul Woo Kim, Sang Seok Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375487/the-role-of-heller-myotomy-and-poem-for-nonachalasia-motility-disorders
#9
F Schlottmann, N J Shaheen, R D Madanick, M G Patti
The best-defined primary esophageal motor disorder is achalasia. However, symptoms such as dysphagia, regurgitation and chest pain can be caused by other esophageal motility disorders such as Diffuse Esophageal Spasm (DES), Nutcracker Esophagus (NE) and the Hypertensive Lower Esophageal Sphincter (HTN-LES). Most patients with DES and HTN-LES who complain of dysphagia improve after a myotomy. Patients with NE whose main complaint is chest pain, often do not have relief of the pain and can even develop dysphagia as a consequence of the myotomy...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375443/long-term-outcomes-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-patients-with-achalasia-a-retrospective-single-center-study
#10
H Guo, H Yang, X Zhang, L Wang, Y Lv, X Zou, T Ling
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been widely applied to the treatment of achalasia. The aim of this study is to retrospectively investigate the long-term outcome of POEM in patients with achalasia. Patients undergoing POEM at our center with a minimum follow-up of 3 years were enrolled in this study. Relief of patients' symptom was defined as the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes included lower esophageal sphincter pressure, esophageal emptying, symptoms relapse, and clinical reflux adverse events. The Chi-square test was performed to determine the potential predictors of surgical failure...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374443/the-applications-of-poem-for-special-patient-cohorts-a-review
#11
REVIEW
Dan Mu, Yue Yue Li, Ming Ming Zhang, Yan Zhang, Zhen Li, Yan Qing Li
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a relatively mini-invasive technique which can perform endoscopic myotomy by establishing a submucosal tunnel, and it has been firstly applied in animals since 2007.(1).
April 4, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373228/and-they-call-it-a-fucking-science-poems-by-doctors
#12
Jo McFarlane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361839/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-achieves-similar-clinical-response-but-incurs-lesser-charges-compared-to-robotic-heller-myotomy
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Mouen A Khashab, Vivek Kumbhari, Alan H Tieu, Mohamad H El Zein, Amr Ismail, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Vikesh K Singh, Anthony N Kalloo, John O Clarke, Ellen M Stein
BACKGROUND/AIM: Several uncontrolled studies comparing peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) and Heller myotomy have demonstrated equivalent short-term efficacy and safety. However, no data exists rergarding the cost of POEM and how it compares to that of robotic Heller myotomy (RHM). The primary aim of this study was to compare the inpatient charges incurred in patients who underwent POEM or RHM for the treatment of achalasia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective single center review was conducted among 52 consecutive POEM patients (2012-2014) and 52 consecutive RHM patients (2009-2014)...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343327/osteolytic-variant-poems-syndrome-an-uncommon-presentation-of-osteosclerotic-myeloma
#14
Michael S Clark, Benjamin M Howe, Katrina N Glazebrook, Michelle L Mauermann, Stephen M Broski
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, a form of osteosclerotic myeloma, is a multisystem disease related to a monoclonal plasma cell proliferative disorder. Osseous lesions are most commonly sclerotic on radiographs and computed tomography (CT), demonstrate low T1 and T2 signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and have variable degrees of avidity on positon emission tomography (PET) imaging using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). We present three cases of POEMS syndrome manifesting as osteolytic lesions with indolent features, including well-defined thin sclerotic rims, no cortical disruption or periosteal reaction, no associated soft-tissue mass, and a periarticular location, all features that could lead to misinterpretation as benign bone lesions...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333520/plan-pray
#15
Lisa S Gussak
Presents a poem the author wrote about patient she encountered who made her feel humbled. The experience she had with this young woman led her to reflect on the similarities and differences in their lives. The author connected with the patient as a woman who dreams of an easier life for her children and in their shared belief in the power of prayer to bring comfort. (PsycINFO Database Record
March 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321165/fibrin-sealant-for-closure-of-mucosal-penetration-at-the-cardia-during-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-retrospective-study-at-a-single-center
#16
Wen-Gang Zhang, En-Qiang Linghu, Hui-Kai Li
AIM: To assess the efficacy and safety of fibrin sealant for closure of mucosal penetration at the cardia during peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). METHODS: Twenty-four patients who underwent POEM and experienced mucosal injury of the cardia during the procedure were retrospectively identified. Of the 24 patients, 21 had mucosal penetration and 3 had only slight mucosal damage without penetration. The 21 patients with mucosal penetration received fibrin sealant for closure at the site of penetration...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316620/clinical-outcomes-and-safety-of-partial-full-thickness-myotomy-versus-circular-muscle-myotomy-in-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia-patients
#17
Chenyu Li, Aixia Gong, Jingwen Zhang, Zhijun Duan, Linmei Ge, Nan Xia, Jing Leng, Mei Li, Yanjie Liu
Background. Here we aimed to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety between partial full-thickness myotomy and circular muscle myotomy during POEM procedure in achalasia patients. Methods. Clinical data of achalasia of cardia (AC) patients who underwent POEM in our center during January 2014 to January 2015 was collected (34 cases). 19 patients who received partial full-thickness myotomy were assigned to group A and 14 patients who received circular muscle myotomy were assigned to group B. The procedure-related parameters between the two groups were compared...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315151/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-type-iii-achalasia-of-chicago-classification-outcomes-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-24%C3%A2-months
#18
Wengang Zhang, En-Qiang Linghu
INTRODUCTION: There are only few studies about the outcomes of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for type III achalasia in a relatively large population to date. The purpose of this study was to explore the long-term efficacy of POEM for patients with type III achalasia. METHODS: There were a total of 32 consecutive patients with type III achalasia undergoing POEM in our hospital from July 2012 to October 2014. Clinical date of general characteristics, procedure-related parameters and adverse events, symptom relief, and the high-resolution manometry outcomes before and during the periodic follow-up were retrospectively collected and analyzed...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315040/hiv-stigma-gay-identity-and-caste-untouchability-metaphors-of-abjection-in-my-brother%C3%A2-nikhil-the-boyfriend-and-gandu-bagicha
#19
Shamira A Meghani
In this article I read textual metaphors of 'untouchability' in 'post-AIDS' representation as an erasure of structures that condition HIV stigmatization in India. Throughout, my discussion is contextualised by the political economy of HIV and AIDS, which has been productive of particular modern sexual subjects. In the film My Brother…Nikhil, the stigmatization of Nikhil, a gay Indian man living with HIV, is constituted through visual and verbal caste metaphors, which draw on existing subject positions that are elided as 'traditional', residual, and receding...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299525/poems-syndrome-an-enigma
#20
REVIEW
Rahma Warsame, Uday Yanamandra, Prashant Kapoor
POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disorder secondary to an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. By definition, all patients with POEMS syndrome must display polyneuropathy and monoclonal plasma cell disorder. In addition, at least one major criterion (Castleman's disease, sclerotic bone lesions, or vascular endothelial growth factor elevation) and one minor criterion (organomegaly, extravascular volume overload, endocrinopathy, skin changes, papilledema, thrombocytosis, or polycythemia) are required for diagnosis...
March 15, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
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