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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046776/the-safety-of-endoscopic-esophageal-procedures-under-general-anesthesia
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Go Eun Kim, Duk Kyung Kim, Ji Won Choi, In Sun Chung, Da Woon Jung
BACKGROUND: With the increasing demand for general anesthesia for endoscopic esophageal procedures, anesthesiologists should understand the clinical characteristics of post-procedural complications (PPCs). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the incidence of and risk factors associated with PPCs of endoscopic esophageal procedures performed under general anesthesia from July 2013 to November 2016. The final analysis included 129 patients; 114 who underwent esophageal endoscopic dissection for esophageal tumors and 15 cases of peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040483/results-of-surgical-treatment-of-cervical-esophageal-diverticula
#2
M Fraczek, A Karwowski, M Krawczyk, P M Paczkowski, B Pawlak, C Pszenny
On the basis of 20 years' experience, the authors present the immediate and long-term results of operative treatment of Zenker's diverticulum. Comparison of two methods of surgery - diverticulopexia (in 21 patients) and excision (in 16), both associated with upper esophageal sphincter myotomy - shows good immediate and longterm results (from 1 to 19 years), with disappearance of symptoms (dysphagia) in all patients. There was no perioperative mortality. Postoperative complications were most commonly of pulmonary origin and were observed in a third of patients in both groups...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026325/laparoscopic-esophageal-myotomy-versus-pneumatic-dilation-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-achalasia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ramkaji Baniya, Sunil Upadhaya, Jahangir Khan, Suresh Kumar Subedi, Tabrez Shaik Mohammed, Balvant K Ganatra, Ghassan Bachuwa
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder of unknown etiology associated with abnormalities in peristalsis and lower esophageal sphincter relaxation. The disease is incurable; however, definitive treatment procedures like pneumatic dilation (PD)/balloon dilation and laparoscopic esophageal myotomy (LEM) are performed to relieve dysphagia and related symptoms. Currently, there is paucity of data comparing the outcomes of these procedures. The aim of this meta-analysis is to compare the short- and long-term success rates of PD and LEM...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022068/esophagectomy-for-end-stage-achalasia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
REVIEW
Alberto Aiolfi, Emanuele Asti, Gianluca Bonitta, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Indications for surgery and clinical outcomes of esophagectomy in the management of end-stage achalasia are not clearly defined. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to provide evidence-based information to help in the decision-making and in the choice of surgical technique. METHODS: An extensive literature search was conducted to identify all reports on esophagectomy for end-stage achalasia patients over the past three decades. MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane databases were thoroughly consulted matching the terms "achalasia," "end-stage achalasia," "esophagectomy" and "esophageal resection" with "AND" and "OR...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019558/late-evaluation-of-dysphagia-after-heller-esophageal-myotomy-with-dor-fundoplication-for-achalasia
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Eduardo Rodrigues Zarco Câmara, Fernando Athayde Veloso Madureira, Delta Madureira, Renato Manganelli Salomão, Antonio Carlos Ribeiro Garrido Iglesias
BACKGROUND: All available treatments for achalasia are palliative and aimed to eliminate the flow resistance caused by a hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter. AIM: To analyze the positive and negative prognostic factors in the improvement of dysphagia and to evaluate quality of life in patients undergoing surgery to treat esophageal achalasia by comparing findings before, immediately after, and in long follow-up. METHODS: A total of 84 patients who underwent surgery for achalasia between 2001 and 2014 were retrospectively studied...
July 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989059/clinical-practice-update-the-use-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-achalasia-expert-review-and-best-practice-advice%C3%A2-from-the-american-gastroenterological-association
#6
REVIEW
Peter J Kahrilas, David Katzka, Joel E Richter
The purpose of this review is to describe a place for per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) among the currently available robust treatments for achalasia. The recommendations outlined in this review are based on expert opinion and on relevant publications from PubMed and EMbase. The Clinical Practice Updates Committee of the American Gastroenterological Association proposes the following recommendations: 1) in determining the need for achalasia therapy, patient-specific parameters (Chicago Classification subtype, comorbidities, early vs late disease, primary or secondary causes) should be considered along with published efficacy data; 2) given the complexity of this procedure, POEM should be performed by experienced physicians in high-volume centers because an estimated 20-40 procedures are needed to achieve competence; 3) if the expertise is available, POEM should be considered as primary therapy for type III achalasia; 4) if the expertise is available, POEM should be considered as treatment option comparable with laparoscopic Heller myotomy for any of the achalasia syndromes; and 5) post-POEM patients should be considered high risk to develop reflux esophagitis and advised of the management considerations (potential indefinite proton pump inhibitor therapy and/or surveillance endoscopy) of this before undergoing the procedure...
October 6, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989004/per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-achalasia-with-large-esophageal-diverticulum-the-owl-eyes-sign
#7
Zaheer Nabi, D Nageshwar Reddy, Mohan Ramchandani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984718/endoscopic-treatment-of-the-zenker-diverticulum-with-flexible-endoscopic-myotomy-a-single-tertiary-center-experience
#8
Selçuk Dişibeyaz, Ufuk B Kuzu, Erkan Parlak, Fatih Saygili, Erkin Öztaş, Derya Ari, Burhan Şahin
INTRODUCTION: The Zenker diverticulum (ZD) is the most common type of esophageal diverticula. Management of ZD has different options; however, there is a recent increase in treatment with flexible endoscopic myotomy (FEM). In our study, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of FEM among patients with ZD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of patients who underwent FEM for ZD in our clinic between January 2008 and May 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Myotomy was performed with a needle-knife sphincterotome by using pulse-cut or forced coagulation electrocautery mode...
October 3, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966450/comparison-of-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-versus-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-management-of-achalasia
#9
Steven G Leeds, J S Burdick, Gerald O Ogola, Estrellita Ontiveros
Achalasia is a rare disorder that has several treatment options. The gold standard of treatment is a surgical myotomy called a laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM). More recently, an endoscopic myotomy has become an option as well, called per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). An achalasia registry was queried for patients undergoing either LHM or POEM at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Patient demographics, preoperative and postoperative data points, and Eckardt scores were collected. The patients were further stratified into their follow-up intervals, immediate postoperative and long-term follow-up, to assess surgical success...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958274/age-and-achalasia-how-does-age-affect-patient-presentation-hospital-course-and-surgical-outcomes
#10
Darrell J Downs, Giavanna Jadick, Forat Swaid, Sharona B Ross, Alexander S Rosemurgy
Heller myotomy is the "gold-standard" therapy for achalasia, alleviating symptoms by defunctionalizing the lower esophageal sphincter mechanism. Observation has suggested many differences between young and old patients with achalasia, raising the question: is achalasia in younger patients a different disorder than it is in older patients? This study was undertaken to answer this question. With Institutional Review Board approval, 648 patients undergoing laparoscopic Heller myotomy from 1992-2016 were prospectively followed up...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956250/hypopharyngeal-applications-of-a-new-flexible-robotic-system-in-otolaryngology
#11
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/28953511/therapeutic-outcome-of-achalasia-based-on-high-resolution-manometry-a-korean-multicenter-study
#12
Hyuk Lee, Hyunsoo Chung, Tae Hee Lee, Kyoung Sup Hong, Young Hoon Youn, Jung Ho Park, Hyung Seok Park, Hyojin Park
BACKGROUND: Because achalasia subtype is associated with therapeutic response, it is possible that regional differences in subtype distribution could lead to differences in therapeutic outcomes. STUDY QUESTION: We aimed to evaluate and compare high-resolution manometry (HRM) profiles among the different subtypes of achalasia and to elucidate predictive factors associated with treatment outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who were diagnosed with achalasia using HRM at 4 Korean university hospitals were retrospectively identified and analyzed...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924729/dor-vs-toupet-fundoplication-after-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-long-term-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluated-by-high-resolution-manometry
#13
Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos, Enrique Coss-Adame, Janette Furuzawa-Carballeda, Fernanda Romero-Hernández, Blanca Blancas-Breña, Samuel Torres-Landa, Axel Palacios-Ramírez, Edgar Alejandro-Medrano, Axel Hernández-Ávila, Athenea Flores-Najera, Lourdes Margarita Ávila Escobedo, Cecilia Ramírez Angulo, Angélica Rodríguez-Garcés, Miguel Ángel Valdovinos
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) with partial fundoplication is an effective treatment for achalasia. However, the type of fundoplication is still a subject of debate. AIM: The aim of the study is to identify which partial fundoplication leads to better control of acid exposure, manometric parameters, and symptoms scores. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed to compare Dor vs Toupet fundoplication after LHM. The preoperative diagnosis was made by high-resolution manometry (HRM), upper endoscopy, and barium esophagogram...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919276/-focus-on-achalasia
#14
Marie-Anne Guillaumot, Maximilien Barret, Sarah Leblanc, Mahaut Leconte, Bertrand Dousset, Ammar Oudjit, Frédéric Prat, Stanislas Chaussade
The pathophysiology of achalasia is largely unknown, and involves the destruction of ganglion cell in the esophageal myenteric plexus. High-resolution esophageal manometry is the key investigation. Endoscopic pneumodilatation and laparoscopic Heller myotomy have comparable short-term success rates, around 90%. The main complication after pneumodilatation is esophageal perforation, occurring in about 1% of cases. Peroral endoscopic myotomy is a promising treatment modality, however with frequent post-procedural gastroesophageal reflux...
September 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884499/per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-achalasia-and-large-epiphrenic-diverticulum-a-case-study
#15
Michal Demeter, Peter Bánovčin, Martin Ďuriček, Rastislav Kunda, Rudolf Hyrdel
Symptomatic epiphrenic diverticula are mostly treated surgically with laparoscopic diverticulectomy, myotomy and anterior fundoplication. However, in case the patient does not agree with surgical therapy or is contraindicated there are limited ways of alternative treatment. We present a case report of a 72-year-old female patient with severe dysphagia, regurgitation, paroxysmal cough, weight loss and malnutrition who was diagnosed with achalasia and large epiphrenic diverticulum. She did not give consent with surgical treatment that was proposed...
September 7, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867972/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-the-management-of-esophageal-disorders
#16
Ian S Grimm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867969/an-overview-of-achalasia-and-its-subtypes
#17
Dhyanesh A Patel, Brian M Lappas, Michael F Vaezi
Achalasia is one of the most studied esophageal motility disorders. However, the pathophysiology and reasons that patients develop achalasia are still unclear. Patients often present with dysphagia to solids and liquids, regurgitation, and varying degrees of weight loss. There is significant latency prior to diagnosis, which can have nutritional implications. The diagnosis is suspected based on clinical history and confirmed by esophageal high-resolution manometry testing. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is necessary to rule out potential malignancy that can mimic achalasia...
July 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859394/esophageal-achalasia-a-risk-factor-for-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
F Tustumi, W M Bernardo, J R M da Rocha, S Szachnowicz, F C Seguro, E T Bianchi, R A A Sallum, I Cecconello
Achalasia of the cardia is associated with an increased risk of esophageal carcinoma. The real burden of achalasia at the malignancy genesis is still a controversial issue. Therefore, there are no generally accepted recommendations on follow-up evaluation for achalasia patients. This study aims to estimate the risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in achalasia patients. We searched for association between carcinoma and esophageal achalasia in databases up to January 2017 to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845589/gastrointestinal-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-distal-esophageal-spasm
#19
X Tang, Y Ren, S Huang, X Zhang, W Gong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843659/laparoscopic-graduated-cardiomyotomy-with-anterior-fundoplication-as-treatment-for-achalasia-experience-of-48-cases
#20
A Etchegaray-Dondé, G Rodríguez-Espínola, F Higuera-Hidalgo, V Ortiz-Higareda, O Chapa-Azuela, A Etchegaray-Solana
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: At the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Clinic of the Hospital General de Mexico, achalasia treatment has been standarized through strictly graduated cardiomyotomy. This procedure guarantees a complete myotomy for the satisfactory resolution of dysphagia, a characteristic symptom of achalasia. To ensure the inclusion of the entire lower esophageal sphincter, an 8cm Penrose drain is placed at the surgical site 6cm above the gastroesophageal junction and 2cm in a caudal direction, for accurate laparoscopic measuring...
August 23, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
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