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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780130/esophageal-carcinosarcoma-that-was-diagnosed-as-a-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-interleukin-6-producing-tumor-with-a-tumor-fever-a-case-report
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Taro Shioga, Shozo Matsushima, Eiji Yamada, Takashi Utiyama, Haruka Noto, Daisuke Suzuki, Takashi Nonaka, Shiro Miyazawa, Tatsuji Komatsu, Yuji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sekido, Hitoshi Niino
A 51-year-old man visited our hospital with a main complaint of precordial pain, difficulty swallowing, and pyrexia. The patient was diagnosed with esophageal carcinosarcoma, based on the characteristic morphology noted on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and histology tests, and he underwent surgical treatment. His preoperative blood granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels were high, and the surgical specimens were positive in both immunohistochemical tests; therefore, he was diagnosed with a G-CSF- and IL-6-producing tumor...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766301/randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-laparoscopic-hiatal-hernia-repair-using-sutures-versus-sutures-reinforced-with-non-absorbable-mesh
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Jelmer E Oor, David J Roks, Jan H Koetje, Joris A Broeders, Henderik L van Westreenen, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Eric J Hazebroek
BACKGROUND: Current literature is characterized by a discrepancy between reported symptomatic and radiological recurrent hiatal hernia's following primary repair. Crural augmentation using mesh is suggested to reduce recurrence rates. The aim of this trial is to analyze 1-year outcome of laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair using sutures versus sutures reinforced with non-absorbable mesh. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2016, 72 patients with an objectified hiatal hernia were randomized for primary repair using non-absorbable sutures and sutures reinforced with non-absorbable mesh...
May 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717359/serious-complications-after-button-battery-ingestion-in-children
#3
Hilde Krom, Margot Visser, Jessie M Hulst, Victorien M Wolters, Anita M Van den Neucker, Tim de Meij, Hubert P J van der Doef, Obbe F Norbruis, Marc A Benninga, Margot J M Smit, Angelika Kindermann
Serious and fatal complications after button battery ingestion are increasing worldwide. The aim of this study is to describe serious complications after battery ingestion in children in the Netherlands.All pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands performing upper endoscopies were asked to report all serious complications after battery ingestion in children (0-18 years) between 2008 and 2016 retrospectively.Sixteen serious complications were reported: death after massive bleeding through esophageal-aortal fistula (n = 1), esophageal-tracheal fistula (n = 5), stenosis after (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 5), (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 3), vocal cord paralysis (n = 1), and required reintubation for dyspnea and stridor (n = 1)...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712590/esophageal-achalasia-pathophysiology-clinical-presentation-and-diagnostic-evaluation
#4
Francisco Schlottmann, Rafael M L Neto, Fernando A M Herbella, Marco G Patti
Esophageal achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder characterized by the absence of esophageal peristalsis and failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax in response to swallowing. These abnormalities lead to impaired emptying of food from the esophagus into the stomach with resulting food stasis. Most patients experience severe dysphagia, and regurgitation can lead to aspiration and respiratory problems. Consequently, the quality of life of patients affected by achalasia is severely impacted...
April 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684933/-dysphagia-from-a-gastroenterologist-s-perspective
#5
Marcus Hollenbach, Jürgen Feisthammel, Joachim Mössner, Albrecht Hoffmeister
Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) comprise a common cause of medical consultation and are defined as a subjective sensation of difficulty or abnormality of swallowing. In the initial step, a clear differentiation of dysphagia from odynophagia and globus sensation for further diagnostic procedures is mandatory. The careful questioning of patients symptoms and complaints is often helpful for the differentiation of oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia. Oropharyngeal dysphagia is mainly caused by neurological disorders (cerebral ischemia, Parkinson's disease, dementia) or local compression of malignancies, thyroid gland or lymph nodes...
May 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681623/lack-of-improvement-of-impaired-chemical-clearance-characterizes-ppi-refractory-reflux-related-heartburn
#6
Marzio Frazzoni, Leonardo Frazzoni, Salvatore Tolone, Nicola De Bortoli, Vincenzo Savarino, Edoardo Savarino
OBJECTIVE: Heartburn is the most specific symptom of reflux disease and is highly responsive to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Some patients do not respond to PPIs, but mechanisms of refractoriness have not yet been fully elucidated. Impedance-pH monitoring, allowing comprehensive on-therapy assessment of reflux, represents a valuable test to investigate PPI refractoriness. METHODS: Prospective multicenter study comparing endoscopy-negative patients with PPI-refractory and PPI-responsive heartburn...
April 23, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669540/predictive-values-of-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-alarm-symptoms-in-the-general-population-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#7
Sanne Rasmussen, Peter Fentz Haastrup, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, René DePont Christensen, Jens Søndergaard, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl
BACKGROUND: Survival rates for upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer are poor since many are diagnosed at advanced stages. Fast track endoscopy has been introduced to prompt diagnosis for patients with alarm symptoms that could be indicative of upper GI cancer. However, these symptoms may represent benign conditions and little is known about the predictive values of alarm symptoms of upper GI cancer in the general population. METHODS: The study is a nationwide cohort study of 60,562 individuals aged 45 years or above randomly selected from the Danish general population...
April 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651403/enhanced-wound-healing-after-leiomyoma-enucleation
#8
Masood Amini, Mohammad Hassan Hashemizadeh, Seyedeh Leila Poorbaghi
Leiomyoma is a rare esophageal tumor that constitutes less than 1% of esophageal malignancies. It should be removed when diagnosed even if asymptomatic. This study presents two cases of esophageal leiomyoma in 38 and 62 years old men who presented with dysphagia and evaluated for diagnosis and location of related tumors. Patients were clinically examined and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, chest computerized tomography scan, barium swallow and endoscopic ultrasonography were performed. The masses were diagnosed and both patients underwent 3-port right videothoracoscopic enucleation of esophageal leiomyoma with sleeve calibration tube (SCT) assistance...
January 2018: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616239/cricopharyngeal-myotomy-with-thulium-laser-through-flexible-endoscopy-proof-of-concept-study
#9
Stefano Siboni, Alberto Aiolfi, Chiara Ceriani, Gian Eugenio Tontini, Luigi Bonavina
Background and study aims : Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum has proven feasible, but electrocautery and CO 2 laser technology carry the risk of collateral thermal injury. Thulium laser septum incision may overcome this limitation. We describe for the first time the use of thulium laser through flexible endoscopy in a small cohort of patients with Zenker diverticulum. Patients and methods : Thulium laser septum division was performed via flexible endoscopy under general anesthesia in consecutive symptomatic patients with primary or recurrent Zenker diverticulum...
April 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614986/rapunzel-syndrome-an-infrequent-cause-of-severe-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-abdominal-pain-presenting-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#10
Giuseppe Cannalire, Luigi Conti, Maurizio Celoni, Carmine Grassi, Andrea Cella, Giulia Bensi, Patrizio Capelli, Giacomo Biasucci
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and abdominal pain are commonly seen in a pediatric emergency department (8 and 18% incidence respectively in our center). They are manifestations of a wide variety of diseases ranging from benign to immediately life-threatening. Trichobezoar is an under-diagnosed entity that has to be considered in children and adolescents, expecially female, suffering from trichotillomania (compulsion to pull hair) and trichophagy (compulsion to swallow hair)...
April 4, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580586/paediatric-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-our-experience
#11
María Laura Scatolini, Hugo A Rodriguez, Cinthia G Pérez, Alejandro Cocciaglia, Hugo A Botto, Mary Nieto, Lucas Bordino
Bilateral vocal cord paralysis (BVCP) is the second most common cause of neonatal stridor. The aim of this study was to describe the demographic features, aetiology, comorbidities, and management of our patients with BVCP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of the clinical charts of all patients diagnosed with BVCP seen at the Department of Respiratory Endoscopy between 2011 and 2015. RESULTS: 47 patients were included. Mean age at diagnosis was 1 month and male sex predominated (63%)...
March 23, 2018: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549453/a-modified-nissen-fundoplication-subjective-and-objective-midterm-results
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Sabrina Rampado, Edoardo Savarino, Angelica Ganss, Giulia Pozza, Romeo Bardini
PURPOSE: The failure rate of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is approximately 10-20%. The aim of our prospective study was to investigate whether a modified Nissen fundoplication (MNF) can improve reflux symptoms and prevent surgical treatment failure in the midterm. METHODS: The MNF consisted of (1) suturing the esophagus to the diaphragmatic crura on each side using four non-absorbable stitches, (2) reinforcing clearly weak crura with a tailored Ultrapro mesh, and (3) fixing the upper stitch of the valve to the diaphragm...
March 17, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546671/endoscopy-versus-radiology-in-post-procedural-monitoring-after-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-poem
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Jan Friso Nast, Christoph Berliner, Thomas Rösch, Daniel von Renteln, Tania Noder, Guido Schachschal, Stefan Groth, Harald Ittrich, Jan F Kersten, Gerhard Adam, Yuki B Werner
BACKGROUND: The newly developed technique of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been shown to be effective in several short- and mid-term studies. Limited information is available about the adequacy of immediate post-POEM monitoring tests. METHODS: POEM was performed under general anesthesia in 228 patients (59.6% male, mean age 45.6 ± 15.5 years). Post-procedural checks comprised clinical and laboratory examination, and, during post-procedure days 1-5, endoscopy and-in the first 114 cases-radiologic examination using water-soluble contrast (1st group); the remaining patients underwent post-procedure controls without radiology (2nd group)...
March 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542847/impaired-motility-in-barrett-s-esophagus-a-study-using-high-resolution-manometry-with-physiologic-challenge
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S Sanagapalli, A Emmanuel, R Leong, S Kerr, L Lovat, R Haidry, M Banks, D Graham, A Raeburn, N Zarate-Lopez, R Sweis
BACKGROUND: Esophageal dysmotility may predispose to Barrett's esophagus (BE). We hypothesized that high-resolution manometry (HRM) performed with additional physiologic challenge would better delineate dysmotility in BE. METHODS: Included patients had typical reflux symptoms and underwent endoscopy, HRM with single water swallows and adjunctive testing with solids and rapid drink challenge (RDC) before ambulatory pH-impedance monitoring. BE and endoscopy-negative reflux disease (ENRD) subjects were compared against functional heartburn patient-controls (FHC)...
March 15, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531578/video-capsule-endoscopy-in-pediatric-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-single-center-experience-of-180-procedures
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Artur Nemeth, Daniel Agardh, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius, Ervin Toth
Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive method enabling excellent visualization of the small bowel (SB) mucosa. The aim of this study was to examine the impact and safety of VCE performed in children and adolescents with suspected or established Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: A total of 180 VCE examinations in 169 consecutive patients conducted in 2003-14 in a single center were retrospectively analyzed. The median age was 13 years (range 3-17 years) and indications for VCE were suspected (125 cases, 69%) and established (55 cases, 31%) CD...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509541/early-postoperative-complications-of-thoracic-esophageal-diverticula-a-review-of-10-cases-from-saint-mary-hospital-bucharest-romania
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Cristina Gîndea, Adrian Constantin, Petre Hoară, Andrei Cărăgui, Abdullah AlKadour, Silviu Constantinoiu
Introduction: Thoracic esophageal diverticulum is a rare pathology frequently associated with esophageal motility disorders. Surgery is the only option in patients with severe symptoms. METHOD: This is a retrospective case series study of 10 patients who underwent diverticulectomy for thoracic (epiphrenic or mid-esophageal) diverticula. It was recorded: main preoperative symptoms, usual blood tests, barium swallow, upper endoscopy and esophageal manometry. We analyzed the postoperative complications, length of stay in hospital and intensive care unit...
January 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509534/esophageal-reconstruction-with-the-stomach-a-functional-dilemma
#17
Dragoş Predescu, Silviu Constantinoiu
Background: A few decades ago, esophageal substitution was mainly dedicated particularly in postcaustic esophageal stenosis; currently, the reconstruction has expanded its palette of indications to other areas of benign esophageal pathology (severe motor disorders, esophageal achalasia with multiple relapses, peptic stenosis, etc.) but has also become a quasi-obligatory final time in the esophagectomy for cancer whenever it is possible. The techniques of esophageal reconstruction using the stomach, regardless of the indication and the chosen technical option, remain a valuable and effective method...
January 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486554/juice-test-for-identification-of-nonerosive-reflux-disease-in-heartburn-patients
#18
Michel R Fernandes, Marina De Oliveira, Sidia M Callegari-Jacques, Gissele V R Gonçalves, Fernando Fornari
Background/Aims: Evaluation of esophageal clearance by orange juice swallowing could be useful to identify different categories of gastroesophageal reflux disease. We determined whether a juice test at the beginning of esophageal pH monitoring can identify nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) among heartburn patients. Methods: Multiple swallows of orange juice (pH 3) were performed at the beginning of esophageal pH monitoring in 71 heartburn patients off acid-suppressive therapy...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476195/-inflammatory-diseases-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-role-of-radiology-in-diagnostics
#19
REVIEW
G Böhm
BACKGROUND: The radiological evaluation of the upper gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is a diagnostic challenge. Although endoscopy has pushed radiographic methods into the background, these methods continue to play a key role in the diagnosis of dysphagia. In addition, cross-sectional imaging (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) is increasingly used in complex clinical cases to evaluate surrounding tissue changes. METHODS: By combining conventional double-contrast techniques with a video recording, the entire upper GI tract can be assessed both anatomically and functionally in one examination procedure...
April 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437910/modern-diagnosis-of-gerd-the-lyon-consensus
#20
REVIEW
C Prakash Gyawali, Peter J Kahrilas, Edoardo Savarino, Frank Zerbib, Francois Mion, André J P M Smout, Michael Vaezi, Daniel Sifrim, Mark R Fox, Marcelo F Vela, Radu Tutuian, Jan Tack, Albert J Bredenoord, John Pandolfino, Sabine Roman
Clinical history, questionnaire data and response to antisecretory therapy are insufficient to make a conclusive diagnosis of GERD in isolation, but are of value in determining need for further investigation. Conclusive evidence for reflux on oesophageal testing include advanced grade erosive oesophagitis (LA grades C and D), long-segment Barrett's mucosa or peptic strictures on endoscopy or distal oesophageal acid exposure time (AET) >6% on ambulatory pH or pH-impedance monitoring. A normal endoscopy does not exclude GERD, but provides supportive evidence refuting GERD in conjunction with distal AET <4% and <40 reflux episodes on pH-impedance monitoring off proton pump inhibitors...
February 3, 2018: Gut
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