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Gastro esophageal reflux disease

Maxwel Capsy Boga Ribeiro, Amanda Bueno de Araújo, Juverson Alves Terra-Júnior, Eduardo Crema, Nelson Adami Andreollo
Background: Surgical treatment of GERD by Nissen fundoplication is effective and safe, providing good results in the control of the disease. However, some authors have questioned the efficacy of this procedure and few studies on the long-term outcomes are available in the literature, especially in Brazil. Aim: To evaluate patients operated for gastro-esophageal reflux disease, for at least 10 years, by Nissen fundoplication. Methods: Thirty-two patients were interviewed and underwent upper digestive endoscopy, esophageal manometry, 24 h pH monitoring and barium esophagogram, before and after Nissen fundoplication...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Letizia Zenzeri, Paolo Quitadamo, Renato Tambucci, Dario Ummarino, Antonio Poziello, Erasmo Miele, Annamaria Staiano
OBJECTIVES: Respiratory symptoms are a possible atypical clinical picture of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, a significant number of patients with GERD-related respiratory symptoms do not report improvement despite aggressive acid-suppressive therapy. Some of these refractory cases may be due to the recently appreciated entity of non-acid or weakly acidic reflux. The aim of our study is to assess the pH-impedance features of GER inducing airway symptoms, compared with GER inducing typical gastro-intestinal (GI) symptoms...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Martina Heinrich, Alexandra Kain, Florian Bergmann, Dietrich von Schweinitz
AIM: Fundoplication is required for children with chronic recurrent gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to report parental perceptions of symptoms and overall satisfaction with the long-term course following fundoplication with special reference to patients with GERD risk factors. METHODS: We studied 34 patients, with a median age of 6.5 ±4.9 years, who received fundoplication between 2001-2005. Clinical information and surgical complications were recorded...
October 11, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Sean J Callahan, Meng Xia, Susan Murray, Kevin R Flaherty
BACKGROUND: A group of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) presents with disease affecting one lung markedly more than the other. At this time, it is unclear how this population differs from those who present with more symmetric disease. We sought to explain the characteristics of the asymmetric group and how their disease progresses. METHODS: In this retrospective case-control study we accessed an interstitial lung disease (ILD) database and identified 14 asymmetric IPF cases via high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scoring of each lung lobe's disease severity...
October 2016: Respiratory Medicine
M M J Singendonk, M A Benninga, M P van Wijk
Recently, multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) monitoring was added to the repertoire of tests to evaluate the (patho)physiology of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children. Its advantage above the sole monitoring of the esophageal pH lies in the ability of the detection of both acid and nonacid GER and to discern between liquid and gas GER. Currently, combined 24 h pH-MII monitoring is recommended for evaluation of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its relation to symptoms in infants and children, despite the lack of reference values in these age groups...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Jian-Xia Jiang, Qing Liu, Xin-Yi Mao, Hai-Han Zhang, Guo-Xin Zhang, Shun-Fu Xu
This present study aims to determine trends in the prevalence of H. pylori infections in Southeastern China between 2003 and 2012, and investigate corresponding changes in the prevalence of upper gastrointestinal diseases. This retrospective study screened 196,442 patients with a mean age of 47.49 ± 14.47 years (age range 5-100 years) in Southeastern China, and a total of 134,812 cases of an endoscopy-referral patient population with digestive symptoms between 2003 and 2012 were enrolled. Based on esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy and pathology, patients diagnosed with chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer or reflux esophagitis were included in this study...
2016: SpringerPlus
Örs Péter Horváth, Gábor Varga, Zsanett Biró, András Papp, Laura Bognár, András Vereczkei
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is an effective treatment for patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease, when it is refractory to conservative management. In experienced centers the procedure is safe, although complications may develop either during surgery or in the early or late postoperative period, which may necessitate revisional surgery. Between 1998 and 2015 a total of 407 patients underwent laparoscopic antireflux surgery at the Department of Surgery, University of Pécs. This interval was divided into two periods...
September 2016: Magyar Sebészet
Akihito Fujimi, Hiroki Sakamoto, Yuji Kanisawa, Shinya Minami, Yasuhiro Nagamachi, Naofumi Yamauchi, Soushi Ibata, Junji Kato
A 55-year-old man with several comorbidities including idiopathic interstitial pneumonia under long-term corticosteroid therapy, longstanding myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, constipation, and history of paralytic ileus, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in the chronic phase. He also tested positive for anti-topoisomerase I antibodies without clinical diagnosis of any connective tissue disease, including systemic sclerosis...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Hyeon-Kyoung Koo, Ina Jeong, Sei Won Lee, Jinkyeong Park, Joo-Hee Kim, So Young Park, Hye Yun Park, Chin Kook Rhee, Yee Hyung Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Sung-Kyoung Kim, Yong Hyun Kim, Eun Young Choi, Ji-Yong Moon, Jong-Wook Shin, Jin Woo Kim, Kyung Hoon Min, Sei Won Kim, Kwang Ha Yoo, Je Hyeong Kim, Seung Hun Jang, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Hui Jung Kim, Ki-Suck Jung, Deog Kyeom Kim
Although chronic cough is very common, its prevalence and causes have been rarely reported in the large general population including smokers. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of possible causes of chronic cough and their clinical impact.From Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) data including 119,280 adults aged over 40 years, 302 individuals with chronic cough were recruited irrespective of smoking status. Data from questionnaire, laboratory tests including spirometry, chest radiographs, and otorhinolaryngologic examination were analyzed...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
John Maret-Ouda, Hashem El-Serag, Jesper Lagergren
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is rapidly increasing in incidence in many Western societies, requires demanding treatment and is associated with a poor prognosis, therefore preventive measures are highly warranted. To assess the opportunities for prevention, we reviewed the available literature and identified seven main potentially preventive targets. Preventive effects were found based on medium level observational evidence following treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (both using medication and surgery) and tobacco smoking cessation, which should be clinically recommended among exposed patients...
September 13, 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
Edoardo Savarino, Andrea Ottonello, Irene Martinucci, Pietro Dulbecco, Vincenzo Savarino
INTRODUCTION: Despite the undoubted benefit of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), they have several shortcomings, such as a slow onset of action and a remarkable inter-individual variability, that limit the complete success of these drugs. Recently, a new PPI, ilaprazole, has been developed and used in GERD patients. AREAS COVERED: The present review provides an update on the following points: current knowledge of GERD mechanisms; limitations of actual therapies; pharmacokinetic profile and metabolism of ilaprazole; initial studies on the therapeutic efficacy of ilaprazole in GERD...
October 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
S Sun, Z Cui, M Zhou, R Li, H Li, S Zhang, Y Ba, G Cheng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used as potent gastric acid secretion antagonists for gastro-esophageal disorders and their overall safety in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is considered to be good and they are well-tolerated. However, recent studies have suggested that PPIs may be a potential independent risk factor for cardiovascular adverse events. The aim of our meta-analysis was to examine the association between PPI monotherapy and cardiovascular events in patients with GERD...
August 30, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Camillo Benetti, Lisa Flammini, Valentina Vivo, Paolo Colombo, Gaia Colombo, Lisa Elviri, Carmelo Scarpignato, Francesca Buttini, Ruggero Bettini, Elisabetta Barocelli, Alessandra Rossi
The aim of this work was to study the esomeprazole activity on the control of gastric secretion after administration of a novel immediate release tablet. The ex vivo permeation of esomeprazole across porcine gastric mucosa from immediate release tablets, containing sodium carbonate or magnesium oxide as alkalinizing agents, was firstly assessed. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics studies in conscious rats following the administration of immediate release tablets with sodium carbonate, in comparison with delayed-release tablets having the same formula, were also conducted...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
D Jasper, N Freitas-Queiroz, M Hollenstein, B Misselwitz, P Layer, T Navarro-Rodriguez, M Fox, J Keller
BACKGROUND: Etiology of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is multifactorial, but incompetence of the esophago-gastric junction (EGJ) appears to be of crucial importance. Established manometric parameters for assessment of EGJ barrier function are sub-optimal, potentially because they reflect only a very brief (up to 30 seconds), not necessarily representative period. This prospective, case-control study tested the performance of novel, high-resolution manometry (HRM) parameters of EGJ function in the assessment of GERD...
August 14, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Elisabeth M Lodder, Pasquelena De Nittis, Charlotte D Koopman, Wojciech Wiszniewski, Carolina Fischinger Moura de Souza, Najim Lahrouchi, Nicolas Guex, Valerio Napolioni, Federico Tessadori, Leander Beekman, Eline A Nannenberg, Lamiae Boualla, Nico A Blom, Wim de Graaff, Maarten Kamermans, Dario Cocciadiferro, Natascia Malerba, Barbara Mandriani, Zeynep Hande Coban Akdemir, Richard J Fish, Mohammad K Eldomery, Ilham Ratbi, Arthur A M Wilde, Teun de Boer, William F Simonds, Marguerite Neerman-Arbez, V Reid Sutton, Fernando Kok, James R Lupski, Alexandre Reymond, Connie R Bezzina, Jeroen Bakkers, Giuseppe Merla
GNB5 encodes the G protein β subunit 5 and is involved in inhibitory G protein signaling. Here, we report mutations in GNB5 that are associated with heart-rate disturbance, eye disease, intellectual disability, gastric problems, hypotonia, and seizures in nine individuals from six families. We observed an association between the nature of the variants and clinical severity; individuals with loss-of-function alleles had more severe symptoms, including substantial developmental delay, speech defects, severe hypotonia, pathological gastro-esophageal reflux, retinal disease, and sinus-node dysfunction, whereas related heterozygotes harboring missense variants presented with a clinically milder phenotype...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
Xing Du, Zhiwei Hu, Chao Yan, Chao Zhang, Zhonggao Wang, Jimin Wu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) is the most common surgical procedure for the surgical management of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (LTF) has been reported to have a lower prevalence of postoperative complications yet still obtain a similar level of reflux control. We conducted a meta-analysis to confirm the value of LNF and LTF. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library and Springerlink were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LNF and LTF...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Emanuele Asti, Gianluca Bonitta, Andrea Lovece, Veronica Lazzari, Luigi Bonavina
Only a minority of patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) are offered a surgical option. This is mostly due to the fear of potential side effects, the variable success rate, and the extreme alteration of gastric anatomy with the current gold standard, the laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. It has been reported that laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (LTF) and laparoscopic sphincter augmentation using a magnetic device (LINX) can treat reflux more physiologically and with a lower incidence of side-effects and reoperation rate...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Feng Zhao, Sheng Wang, Lin Liu, Yijuan Wang
To evaluate the efficacy of members of the H2RA family for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). We performed a thorough electronic search on PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) for eligible randomized clinical trials that investigated H2RAs and the treatment of GERD up to July 28, 2015. A comprehensive network meta-analysis was conducted to compare the effects of each subset of H2RAs. A total of 13 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in our network meta-analysis...
October 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Katsunori Iijima, Tomoyuki Koike, Yasuhiko Abe, Shuichi Ohara, Tooru Shimosegawa
Gastric acid secretion levels are an important determinant of the manifestation of acid-related upper GI diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. We recently reported that gastric acid secretion levels did not change from the 1990s to 2010s in H. pylori-negative asymptomatic Japanese outpatients with a mean age of 63 years old. However, because young people have a quite different lifestyle, including dietary pattern, from elderly people in Japan, it is worth investigating any chronologic changes in gastric acid secretion in younger generations...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
R Orel, S Murch, J Amil Dias, Y Vandenplas, M Homan
Therapy with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) results in remission in at least one third of patients with esophageal eosinophilia, presumably because of both their acid-related and anti-inflammatory mechanisms of action. However, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) may also develop during therapy with PPIs. We present a case series of four children who were initially diagnosed with infectious esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease or gastric ulcer, who had no eosinophilic infiltration of the esophagus, but subsequently developed symptoms, endoscopic features and histological picture of typical EoE...
April 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
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