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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333824/eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-esophageal-atresia-coincidence-or-causality
#1
Karen V Stave Salgado, Ana M Rocca
Eosinophilic esophagitis is an immune-mediated chronic disease of the esophagus characterized by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and tissue eosinophilia. In the endoscopy, the esophageal mucosa may appear normal or show exudates, rings, edema, furrows, and strictures. Its management is based on elimination diet, topical corticosteroids and/or esophageal dilation. Atresia is the most common congenital alteration of the esophagus; it requires surgical repair and poses potential complications, such as gastroesophageal reflux, strictures, and esophageal dysmotility...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324645/esophageal-web-in-a-down-syndrome-infant-a-rare-case-report
#2
Nirmala Thomas, Roy J Mukkada, Muhammed Jasim Abdul Jalal, Nisha Narayanankutty
We describe the rare case of an infant with trisomy 21 who presented with recurrent vomiting and aspiration pneumonia and a failure to thrive. Infants with Down's syndrome have been known to have various problems in the gastrointestinal tract. In the esophagus, what have been described are dysmotility, gastroesophageal reflux and strictures. This infant on evaluation was found to have an esophageal web and simple endoscopic dilatation relieved the infant of her symptoms. No similar case has been reported in literature...
January 11, 2018: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280826/an-unusual-cause-of-dysphagia
#3
Soumya Chatterjee, Brian J Hedman, Donald F Kirby
Scleredema adultorum of Buschke is a rare scleroderma mimic characterized by woody induration of the skin involving the back of the neck, interscapular region, upper and mid back, and sometimes the face, upper chest, and upper arms. Dysphagia is rare and not well characterized. We describe a case of scleredema that developed significant dysphagia affecting both the oropharyngeal phase and the esophageal phase of deglutition. Diagnostic evaluation revealed mild-moderate oropharyngeal and severe esophageal dysmotility...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231090/esophageal-dysmotility-in-patients-following-total-laryngectomy
#4
Teng Zhang, Julia Maclean, Michal Szczesniak, Paul P Bertrand, Harry Quon, Raymond K Tsang, Peter I Wu, Peter Graham, Ian J Cook
Objectives Dysphagia is common in total laryngectomees, with some symptoms suggesting esophageal dysmotility. Tracheoesophageal (TE) phonation requires effective esophagopharyngeal air passage. Hence, esophageal dysmotility may affect deglutition or TE phonation. This study aimed to determine (1) the characteristics of esophageal dysmotility in laryngectomees, (2) whether clinical history is sensitive in detecting esophageal dysmotility, and (3) the relationship between esophageal dysmotility and TE prosthesis dysfunction...
November 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185185/the-long-term-effects-of-the-adjustable-gastric-band-on-esophageal-motility-in-patients-who-present-for-band-removal
#5
Loic Tchokouani, Anusha Jayaram, Naif Alenazi, Gustavo Fernandez Ranvier, Gina Sam, Subhash Kini
BACKGROUND: During the past decade, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) was one of the most popular surgical procedures in treating morbid obesity. Long-term effects, specifically on esophageal motility, of LAGB have not been well described in the literature despite the high prevalence of reoperations and post-operative dysphagia. We aimed to characterize esophageal dysmotility after long-term follow-up using data of high-resolution esophageal manometry (HRM) performed in patients who presented for LAGB removal...
November 29, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185015/esophageal-abnormalities-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#6
Marc S Levine, Laura R Carucci
Fluoroscopic esophagography is a widely available, safe, and inexpensive test for detecting gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this article, we review the technique for performing a high-quality esophagram, including upright, double-contrast views of the esophagus and cardia with high-density barium; prone, single-contrast views of the esophagus with low-density barium; and evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux. We then discuss the radiographic findings associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, including esophageal dysmotility, reflux esophagitis, peptic strictures, and Barrett's esophagus...
November 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182640/changes-in-the-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-positive-neuronal-cells-with-aging-in-the-esophagus-of-f344-rats
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Hee Jin Kim, Nayoung Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Ryoung Hee Nam, Sun Min Lee, Ji Hyun Park, Daeun Choi, Young-Jae Hwang, Jongchan Lee, Hye Seung Lee, Min-Seob Kim, Moon Young Lee, Dong Ho Lee
The aging-associated cellular and molecular changes in esophagus have not been established, yet. Thus we evaluated histological structure, interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-positive cells, and contractility in the esophagus of Fischer 344 rat at different ages (6-, 31-, 74-weeks, and 2-years). The lamina propria thickness and endomysial area were calculated. The immunoreactivity of c-Kit, nNOS and protein gene product (PGP) 9.5 was counted after immunohistochemistry. Expression of c-Kit, stem cell factor (SCF), nNOS and PGP 9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177550/how-to-care-for-patients-with-ea-tef-the-known-and-the-unknown
#8
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Hayat Mousa, Usha Krishnan, Maheen Hassan, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Rachel Rosen, Frédéric Gottrand, Christophe Faure
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Guidelines were recently published highlighting why esophageal atresia (EA) patients are prone to complication risks, and the need for long-term follow-up. In this review, we will focus on how to investigate and treat potential complications, as well as the pros and cons of different investigative and treatment modalities, and what areas continue to need further research. RECENT FINDINGS: EA patients are at high risk for gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal strictures, and the sequela that result...
November 25, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104809/mycobacterium-intracellulare-infection-mimicking-progression-of-scleroderma
#9
Simon Krabbe, Merete Engelhart, Sören Thybo, Søren Jacobsen
This case report describes a patient with scleroderma who developed Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, which for more than a year mimicked worsening of her connective tissue disorder. The patient was diagnosed with scleroderma based on puffy fingers that developed into sclerodactyly, abnormal nail fold capillaries, interstitial lung disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, and positivity for rheumatoid factor and anti-SSA antibodies. She developed massive inflammatory changes of the cutis, the subcutis, and the muscle fasciae of the right leg, that after several failed attempts of immunosuppressive treatments were found to be caused by Mycobacterium intracellulare...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082739/comparison-of-esophageal-motility-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-with-and-without-globus-sensation
#10
Yuming Tang, Jia Huang, Ying Zhu, Aihua Qian, Bin Xu, Weiyan Yao
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: This study aimed to compare the esophageal motility between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients with typical symptoms but without globus sensation and GERD patients only with globus symptoms. METHODS: A total of 57 consecutive GERD patients diagnosed by endoscopy or by 24-hour pH monitoring between May 2013 and September 2015 were included retrospectively into the study. The patients were grouped based on the presence or absence of globus...
October 30, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059652/gerd-clinical-solutions-of-problems-in-general-practice
#11
Viacheslav Chernobroviy, Serhij Melashchenko, Oleh Ksenchyn
INTRODUCTION: A systematic review of the results of 15 epidemiological studies showed that the prevalence of GERD in the population of Western Europe and North America is 10-20%. The frequency of GERD prevalence in the population is obviously higher than that according to the data of statistics, due to the fact that only a small amount of patients with heartburn apply for medical care, and the fact that not all doctors, especially general practitioners, devote sufficient attention to this problem...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956250/hypopharyngeal-applications-of-a-new-flexible-robotic-system-in-otolaryngology
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Janet Ren Chao, Joseph Goodman, Andrew Fuson, Nahir J Romero, Arjun Joshi
This case report describes the use a new flexible robotic system in otolaryngology, the FlexRobot(®) for cricopharyngeal myotomy in cadaver dissections, and for the treatment of a patient with esophageal stenosis and secondary dysphagia and dysphonia. The Flexrobot(®) facilitates access to the hypopharynx with increased proximity to the surgical field and improved optics, allowing more exact dilatation and injection in our patient. It also would allow surgeons to reach deep inside the cavity of the hypopharynx into anatomical regions that are typically inaccessible without an open approach, as shown in our cadaveric procedure, where full exposure of the posterior aspect of the cricopharyngeus and isolation of the muscle belly were achieved...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953168/bipedicle-flaps-for-posterior-elbow-reconstruction
#13
Kyle J Chepla, Shirley Shue, Bram R Kafuman
Chronic posterior elbow soft tissue defects often require soft tissue reconstruction because of exposure of the underlying triceps tendon and proximal ulna. Current options for soft tissue coverage require sacrifice of a local muscle or microsurgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate patient and surgical outcomes after reconstruction of small-sized to medium-sized (<50 cm) posterior elbow defects with bipedicle advancement flaps. A retrospective chart review was performed for 3 patients who underwent posterior elbow reconstruction with bipedicle flaps...
December 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881879/spectrum-of-esophageal-dysmotility-in-systemic-sclerosis-on-high-resolution-esophageal-manometry-as-defined-by-chicago-classification
#14
N Aggarwal, R Lopez, S Gabbard, N Wadhwa, P Devaki, P N Thota
The classic manometric findings in systemic sclerosis are aperistalsis of the esophageal body with hypotensive lower esophageal sphincter. These changes contribute to gastroesophageal reflux disease in these patients. With widespread use of high-resolution esophageal manometry, diverse abnormalities are seen. The aim of this study is to characterize esophageal dysmotility in patients with systemic sclerosis undergoing high-resolution esophageal manometry and compare demographic features and diagnostic test results among patients with varying degrees of esophageal dysmotility...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831595/juvenile-systemic-sclerosis-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-from-india
#15
Narendra Kumar Bagri, Dinesh Raj, Jasmeet Kaur, Harish Punia, Isha Saini, Rakesh Lodha, S K Kabra
Juvenile systemic sclerosis (JSSc) is a rare disorder with paucity of information on its treatment and longterm  outcome. Herein, we are sharing our experience with this rare entity. Case records of children, diagnosed to have systemic sclerosis attending Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from January 1998 to June 2016 were reviewed. The demographic, clinical, laboratory, treatment and outcome details were recorded. Disease outcome was classified arbitrarily as controlled, partly controlled or non-responsive/progressive based on: (A) ability to perform activities of daily life (ADL) and (B) presence or absence of musculoskeletal symptoms, skin changes (ulceration/progressive digital pitting/gangrene), and visceral organ involvement (dyspahgia, cardiopulmonary symptoms)...
October 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831387/tissue-remodeling-in-chronic-eosinophilic-esophageal-inflammation-parallels-in-asthma-and-therapeutic-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Quan M Nhu, Seema S Aceves
Chronic eosinophilic inflammation is associated with tissue remodeling and fibrosis in a number of chronic T-helper 2 (Th2)-mediated diseases including eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and asthma. Chronic inflammation results in dysregulated tissue healing, leading to fibrosis and end organ dysfunction, manifesting clinically as irreversible airway obstruction in asthma and as esophageal rigidity, strictures, narrowing, dysmotility, dysphagia, and food impactions in EoE. Current therapies for EoE and asthma center on reducing inflammation-driven tissue remodeling and fibrosis with corticosteroids, coupled with symptomatic control and allergen avoidance...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803389/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-stat3-deficient-hyper-ige-syndrome
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Manish Arora, Preet Bagi, Anna Strongin, Jennifer Heimall, Xiongce Zhao, Monica G Lawrence, Apurva Trivedi, Carolyn Henderson, Amy Hsu, Martha Quezado, David E Kleiner, Aradhana M Venkatesan, Steven M Holland, Alexandra F Freeman, Theo Heller
OBJECTIVE: STAT 3 deficiency (autosomal dominant hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome (AD-HIES)) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder with multi-organ involvement caused by dominant negative signal transducer and activator of transcription gene 3 (STAT3) mutations. We sought to describe the gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of this disease. METHODS: Seventy subjects aged five to 60 years with a molecular diagnosis of AD-HIES were evaluated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746079/distribution-of-esophageal-motor-disorders-in-diabetic-patients-with-dysphagia
#18
Nina S George, Vikram Rangan, Zhuo Geng, Freeha Khan, Adam Kichler, Scott Gabbard, Stephen Ganocy, Ronnie Fass
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus can cause various gastrointestinal symptoms. Assessment of esophageal dysmotility in diabetic patients has been scarcely studied. The aim of this study was to determine the esophageal motor characteristics of diabetic versus nondiabetic patients who present with dysphagia. METHODS: High-resolution esophageal manometries (HREMs) of 83 diabetic patients and 83 age and gender-matched nondiabetic patients with dysphagia from 2 medical centers were included in this study...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737451/long-term-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-nissen-versus-toupet-fundoplication-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#19
Rebecca L Gunter, Amber L Shada, Luke M Funk, Xing Wang, Jacob A Greenberg, Anne O Lidor
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic fundoplication is the gold standard treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refractory to medical management. Although many studies have compared Nissen fundoplication (NF) to Toupet fundoplication (TF), it is unclear which operation provides the best long-term reflux control. The objective of this study was to evaluate long-term quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes after NF versus TF. METHODS: Clinical data from our single academic institutional foregut database were used to identify patients who underwent NF or TF (June 2010 to May 2016)...
September 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725303/evaluation-of-esophageal-functions-by-manometry-in-iron-deficiency-anemia-patients
#20
Pinar Kubilay, Beyza Doganay, Mehmet Bektas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether any esophageal motor dysfunction exists in patients with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). METHODS: The study included 39 patients (34 women, mean age: 44.17 ± 14.21 years) who met WHO diagnostic criteria for IDA. An additional 30 functional dyspepsia patients were also included as a control group. Esophageal motility testing was performed; esophagus contraction amplitude, peak velocity, contraction time, lower esophageal sphincter (LES) resting pressure, LES relaxation, and LES relaxation duration were assessed...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
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