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Per oral endoscopic myotomy

Mari Yamashita-Ichimura, Emiko Toyama, Makoto Sasoh, Hironari Shiwaku, Kanefumi Yamashita, Yuichi Yamashita, Ken Yamaura
Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a minimally invasive treatment for esophageal achalasia. However, POEM has the potential risk of inducing carbon dioxide (CO2 ) gas-related adverse events, such as pneumoperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, and pneumothorax. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usability of bladder pressure monitoring as an index of CO2 gas-related pneumoperitoneum. The monitoring of bladder pressure and lung compliance and the incidence of iatrogenic pneumoperitoneum were retrospectively studied in 20 patients who underwent POEM between June 2013 and March 2015...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Zubair Malik, Rahul Kataria, Rani Modayil, Adam C Ehrlich, Ron Schey, Henry P Parkman, Stavros N Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND: Gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) of the pylorus is a technique that is recently being used to treat gastroparesis. Our aim was to report our experience in performing G-POEM for refractory gastroparesis of different etiologies and determine symptom improvement. METHODS: Thirteen patients undergoing G-POEM are reported. Pre- and post-procedure gastric emptying study (GES) and PAGI-SYM for symptom severity were obtained. Patients underwent G-POEM by creating a submucosal tunnel starting in the greater curvature of the distal antrum and extending it to the beginning of the duodenal bulb, followed by a full thickness pyloromyotomy...
February 22, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Chuncheng Wu, Qiongying Zhang, Wei Liu, Bing Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: Endoscopy
Lianyong Li, Robert Spandorfer, Changmin Qu, Yongtao Yang, Shuwen Liang, Huimin Chen, Hanbing Xue, Qiang Cai
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) was introduced four years ago as an investigational procedure for refractory gastroparesis. The safety and efficacy were currently evaluated. With our recent studies on G-POEM, we share our experience and knowledge through the discussion of a detailed description of the procedure and review of the literature. To our knowledge, this is the first systemic review on this new therapeutic endoscopic procedure. METHODS: The indications and contraindications, various aspects of the procedure, and efficacy assessment are discussed based on our experience and current available data...
February 12, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Yaseen B Perbtani, Lazarus K Mramba, Dennis Yang, Jorge Suarez, Peter V Draganov
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The clinical efficacy of POEM has been commonly established by the reduction in the Eckardt score (<3) after the procedure. However, achalasia can lead to significant impairment in the patient's quality of life that may go beyond the 4 classical achalasia symptoms as measured by the Eckardt score. The aims of our study were (1) to evaluate the effect of POEM on short and long-term health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and to (2) assess the association between HRQOL and Eckardt scores...
February 1, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Andrew N Hanna, Jashodeep Datta, Sara Ginzberg, Kevin Dasher, Gregory G Ginsberg, Daniel T Dempsey
INTRODUCTION: While laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) has been tstandard of care for achalasia, per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has gained popularity as a viable alternative. This retrospective study aims to compare patient reported outcomes between LHM and POEM in a consecutive series of achalasia patients with more than 1 year follow-up. METHODS: Demographic and procedure-related data for patients who underwent either LHM or POEM for achalasia between January 2011 and May 2016 were reviewed...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Jun Nakamura, Takuto Hikichi, Haruhiro Inoue, Ko Watanabe, Hitomi Kikuchi, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Naoki Konno, Yuichi Waragai, Hiroyuki Asama, Mika Takasumi, Yuki Sato, Hiroki Irie, Katsutoshi Obara, Hiromasa Ohira
Allgrove syndrome, also known as Triple A syndrome, is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disease characterized by three signs: esophageal achalasia, adrenocorticotropic hormone refractoriness, and alacrima. A 31-year-old male presented to our hospital for treatment of difficulty swallowing caused by esophageal achalasia. Because he had complicating alacrima, a neurologic disease, and a family history of consanguineous marriage, a genetic neurologic disease was suspected. Then, a mutation in the achalasia-addisonianism-alacrima syndrome gene was identified...
January 30, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Sunil Dacha, Lei Wang, Xaioyu Li, Yueping Jiang, George Philips, Steven A Keilin, Field F Willingham, Qiang Cai
BACKGROUND: Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has emerged as a promising option for the treatment of achalasia. This study assessed POEM training process, outcomes, and improvement in quality of life after POEM performed by an interventional endoscopist (mentor) with trainees. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of data for patients who underwent POEM with involvement of trainees. Trainees were trained in performing mucosotomy, submucosal dissection, creating submucosal tunnel, identifying gastroesophageal junction, myotomy, and closure of mucosal incision in a step-by-step fashion...
January 29, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Mohan Ramchandani, D Nageshwar Reddy, Zaheer Nabi, Radhika Chouhan, Amol Bapaye, Shobhna Bhatia, Nilay Mehta, Pankaj Dhawan, Adarsh Chaudhary, Uday Ghoshal, Mathew Philip, Horst Neuhaus, Jacques Deviere, Haruhiro Inoue
Achalasia cardia (AC) is a frequently encountered motility disorder of the esophagus resulting from an irreversible degeneration of neurons. Treatment modalities are palliative in nature and there is no curative treatment available for AC as of now. Significant advancements have been made in the management of AC over last decade. The introduction of high resolution manometry (HRM) and per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) have strengthened the diagnostic and therapeutic armamentarium of AC. HRM allows for the characterization of the type of achalasia which in turn has important therapeutic implications...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Ezra N Teitelbaum, Lee L Swanstrom
Traditional surgeries involve accessing body cavities, such as the abdomen and thorax, via incisions that divide skin and muscle. These operations result in postoperative pain and convalescence, and a risk of complications such as wound infection and hernia. The development of flexible endoscopy allowed diseases as varied as gastrointestinal bleeding and colon adenomas to be treated without incisions, but this technique is restricted by its endoluminal nature. A novel category of surgical endoscopic procedures has recently been developed that uses flexible endoscopic techniques to enter and access the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract...
February 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Evgeny V Arshava, Raffaele J Marchigiani, Henning Gerke, Rami El Abiad, Ronald J Weigel, Kalpaj R Parekh, John Keech
BACKGROUND: Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has gained increasing popularity for treating achalasia. A multidisciplinary approach may allow safe and early adoption of POEM into clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of our initial POEM cases. All procedures were performed by a team of interventional gastroenterologist and thoracic surgeon. We analyzed demographics, comorbidities, achalasia subtypes, length of hospital stay, duration of surgery, morbidity, mortality, length of myotomy, preoperative and postoperative Eckardt scores...
January 18, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
V Poornachand, K Kumarasamy, S P Karamath, V Seenivasan, Sumathi Bavanandam, Nirmala Dheivamani
Achalasia cardia is an esophageal motility disorder rarely reported in children and more so in young infants. Common clinical presentations include vomiting, dysphagia, regurgitation, recurrent pulmonary aspiration and failure to thrive. Diagnosis is made by barium swallow study and esophageal manometry, which is the gold standard test. Pharmocological management and endotherapy often fails and results in recurrence of symptoms. Laparoscopic Hellers myotomy, with or without anti-reflux procedure is the standard treatment of choice for children...
January 17, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Ming-Ming Xu, Michel Kahaleh
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January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Zaheer Nabi, Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy plays an indispensable role in the diagnosis and management of various pediatric GI disorders. While the pace of development of pediatric GI endoscopy has increased over the years, it remains sluggish compared to the advancements in GI endoscopic interventions available in adults. The predominant reasons that explain this observation include lack of formal training courses in advanced pediatric GI interventions, economic constraints in establishing a pediatric endoscopy unit, and unavailability of pediatric-specific devices and accessories...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
Erin K Greenleaf, Joshua S Winder, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Randy S Haluck, Abraham Mathew, Eric M Pauli
BACKGROUND: Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has recently emerged as a viable option relative to the classic approach of laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) for the treatment of esophageal achalasia. In this cost-utility analysis of POEM and LHM, we hypothesized that POEM would be cost-effective relative to LHM. METHODS: A stochastic cost-utility analysis of treatment for achalasia was performed to determine the cost-effectiveness of POEM relative to LHM. Costs were estimated from the provider perspective and obtained from our institution's cost-accounting database...
January 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
K D Pham, R F Havre, T Langø, E F Hofstad, G A Tangen, R Mårvik, T Pham, O H Gilja, J G Hatlebakk, A Viste
BACKGROUND: In achalasia, muscle spasm may involve the proximal esophagus. When the muscle spasm is located in the proximal esophagus, conventional per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) may not be sufficient to relieve symptoms. In this paper, we describe retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM) as a novel approach to perform myotomy of the proximal esophagus, with the application of a navigation tool for anatomical guidance during REM. We aim to evaluate the feasibility and safety of REM and usefulness of the navigation during REM...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Xiaocen Zhang, Rani J Modayil, David Friedel, Krishna C Gurram, Collin E Brathwaite, Sharon I Taylor, Maria M Kollarus, Sony Modayil, Bhawna Halwan, James H Grendell, Stavros N Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Heller's myotomy (HM) is one of the most effective treatments for esophageal achalasia. However, failures do exist, and the success rate tends to decrease with time. The efficacy of rescue treatments for patients with failed HM is limited. A few small-scale studies have reported outcomes of per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in these patients. We conducted this study to systematically assess feasibility, safety, and efficacy of POEM on patients who have had HM. METHODS: Patients at least 3 months out from POEM were selected from our prospective database: 318 consecutive POEMs performed from October 2009 to October 2016...
November 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Quan-Lin Li, Qiu-Ning Wu, Xiao-Cen Zhang, Mei-Dong Xu, Wei Zhang, Shi-Yao Chen, Yun-Shi Zhong, Yi-Qun Zhang, Wei-Feng Chen, Wen-Zheng Qin, Jian-Wei Hu, Ming-Yan Cai, Li-Qing Yao, Ping-Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has received wide acceptance as a highly effective and safe treatment for esophageal achalasia. Short-term and small-scale studies are ample, but long-term large-scale studies are few. The aim of the study was to systematically analyze our long-term results of POEM, with particular emphasis on POEM failures and associated risk factors. METHODS: In this single-center study, consecutive patients treated with POEM between August 2010 and December 2012 were included...
November 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Alessandro Repici, Lorenzo Fuccio, Roberta Maselli, Fabrizio Mazza, Loredana Correale, Daniele Mandolesi, Cristina Bellisario, Amrita Sethi, Mouen Kashab, Thomas Rösch, Cesare Hassan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) represents a less invasive alternative, as compared with conventional laparoscopic Heller's myotomy (LHM), for achalasia patients. It cannot be excluded, however, that the lack of fundoplication after POEM may result in a higher incidence of reflux disease, as compared with LHM. The aim was to conduct a systematic review of prospective studies reporting the incidence of reflux disease developed after POEM and LHM. METHODS: Literature search with electronic databases was performed (up to February 2017) to identify full articles on the incidence of gastro-esophageal reflux symptoms, endoscopic- and pH-monitoring-findings after POEM and LHM (with fundoplication)...
November 1, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Christopher D Sharp, Ezekiel Tayler, Gregory G Ginsberg
This article aims to detail the breadth and depth of advanced upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. It will focus on sedation and airway management concerns pertaining to this emerged and emerging class of minimally invasive interventions. The article will also cover endoscopic hemostasis, endoscopic resection, stenting and Barrett eradication therapy plus endoscopic ultrasound. It additionally will address the nuances of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and new natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery procedures including endoscopic cystgastrostomy and the per-oral endoscopic myotomy procedure...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
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