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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333834/-congenital-esophageal-stenosis-diagnosis-and-treatment-cases-review
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Enrique J Romero Manteola, Pablo Ravetta, Celeste C Patiño González, Víctor H Defago
Congenital esophageal stenosis is a very rare condition and there is no standard treatment. We report the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of 11 patients with this condition managed at our institution. The most common symptom was dysphagia. The age at diagnosis was between 1 day and 14 years (mean age: 4.7 years). The esophagogram confirmed the diagnosis. Five patients presented associated anomalies. Four patients received surgical treatment and 7 only balloon dilatations. Pathologic examinations showed 3 fibromuscular stenosis and one with tracheobronchial remnants...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333824/eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-esophageal-atresia-coincidence-or-causality
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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/29330275/case-of-chest-pain-in-a-young-man
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Ankit Gupta, Atul Vijay Palkar, Priya Narwal
A young man with a history of smoking presented with acute-onset chest pain after lifting weights. He also noticed a change in his voice, tightness in his neck and difficulty breathing. A chest radiograph showed soft tissue emphysema in the neck. A CT scan of the chest revealed moderate amount of pneumomediastinum tracking into the neck and down to the diaphragm. He was haemodynamically stable and had no hypoxia or dysphagia. He was monitored for 48 hours and discharged home after resolution of his symptoms...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327864/limits-of-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-cranio-vertebral-junction-tumors
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Matteo Zoli, Nicolò Rossi, Filippo Friso, Carmelo Sturiale, Giorgio Frank, Ernesto Pasquini, Diego Mazzatenta
INTRODUCTION: The endoscopic endonasal approach has been recently proposed for cranio-vertebral junction lesions. The more common indication for this sagittal extension of the endonasal route is represented by odontoidectomy for irreducible ventral brainstem compression due to congenital or degenerative conditions. However, in an increasing number of studies its adoption for tumors involving the cranio-cervical junction has been reported. The aim of this study is to consider retrospectively our surgical series, focusing on the advantages and limits of this approach...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327499/five-year-outcome-of-endoscopic-laser-cricopharyngeal-myotomy-our-experience-in-10-patients
#5
J H Bird, E Warner, R Corbridge
Cricopharyngeal spasm is a failure of the cricopharyngeus muscle to relax and can be a cause of dysphagia. Endoscopic laser cricopharyngeal myotomy with mucosal repair is associated with reduced operative times, inpatient stay and lower morbidity with favourable subjective short-term outcomes, although long-term outcomes are less well known. In our cohort of patients, the majority had a subjectively improved swallow in the long-term although some did have regression of symptoms but remained better than pre-operatively...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326519/tetanus-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-literature-a-continuing-threat-to-the-elderly-in-japan
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Tsutomu Sugiura, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Masatoshi Sato, Tadaaki Kirita
Tetanus has become rare in industrialized countries, largely due to the effectiveness of immunization. However, the elderly are susceptible to tetanus because many have not received primary immunization; the incidence of tetanus in Japan is still 120 cases/year. The initial symptoms of tetanus, such as trismus and dysphagia, are observed in the orofacial region. However, because of the disease's rarity, the clinician may be unfamiliar with the clinical presentation and may not suspect tetanus. We report two cases of elderly patients with generalized tetanus...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321424/a-case-of-anti-musk-antibody-positive-myasthenia-gravis-successfully-treated-with-outpatient-periodic-weekly-blood-purification-therapy
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Kentaro Deguchi, Kosuke Matsuzono, Yumiko Nakano, Syoichiro Kono, Kota Sato, Shoko Deguchi, Katsuyuki Tanabe, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yasuyuki Ota, Toru Yamashita, Kiyoe Ohta, Masakatsu Motomura, Koji Abe
A 37-year-old man with anti-muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) antibody-positive myasthenia gravis (MG) presented with subacute progressive dysphagia and muscle weakness of the neck and bilateral upper extremities. Conventional immune-suppressive treatments and high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin were ineffective. He then displayed repeated exacerbations and remissions over the course of two years, despite two to four sessions of plasma exchange (PE) every two months. The patient was successfully treated with outpatient periodic weekly blood purification therapy with alternative PE and double-filtration plasmapheresis using an internal shunt...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320883/the-prevalence-of-oral-stage-dysphagia-in-adults-presenting-with-temporomandibular-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Órla Gilheaney, Sibylle Béchet, Patrick Kerr, Ciaran Kenny, Shauna Smith, Rita Kouider, Rachel Kidd, Margaret Walshe
OBJECTIVE: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most commonly experienced non-dental orofacial pain disorders, with pain and dysfunction potentially resulting in oral stage dysphagia (OD). However, limited research has been conducted on this condition, with potential negative effects on clinical practice. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of OD in adults presenting with TMDs, diagnosed as per the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders or the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders protocols...
January 11, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319716/screening-protocol-for-dysphagia-in-adults-comparison-with-videofluoroscopic-findings
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Fernanda C Sassi, Gisele C Medeiros, Bruno Zilberstein, Shri Krishna Jayanthi, Claudia R F de Andrade
OBJECTIVES: To compare the videofluoroscopic findings of patients with suspected oropharyngeal dysphagia with the results of a clinical screening protocol. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted on all consecutive patients with suspected oropharyngeal dysphagia between March 2015 and February 2016 who were assigned to receive a videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing. All patients were first submitted to videofluoroscopy and then to the clinical assessment of swallowing...
December 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319022/thoracoscopic-oesophagectomy-for-end-stage-achalasia
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Vaibhav Kumar Varshney, Subhash Chandra Soni, Manju Kumari, Pawan Kumar Garg, Ashok Puranik
Achalasia cardia is an oesophageal motility disorder characterised by aperistalsis and failure of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter. The management is predominantly palliative with focus on addressing the sphincter that involves either pneumatic dilatation or Heller myotomy which relieves dysphagia in the majority of the cases. End-stage achalasia (ESA) is characterised by failed myotomy, massively dilated and tortuous oesophagus with nutritional deterioration due to progressive dysphagia and vomiting...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316850/demographics-and-clinical-characteristics-of-primary-lateral-sclerosis-case-series-and-a-review-of-literature
#11
Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan, Sandeep Rana
AIM: Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a form of motor neuron disease involving only upper motor neurons. In some patients presenting as PLS, the disease progresses to involve lower motor neurons and thereby converting to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, pure forms of PLS do exist. Our aim was to study epidemiological and clinical characteristics of pure PLS patients treated at our neuromuscular clinic. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients from July 2011 to October 2014 with PLS treated at the neuromuscular disorder clinic at our hospital...
January 10, 2018: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315993/evaluating-the-reliability-and-construct-validity-of-the-eckardt-symptom-score-as-a-measure-of-achalasia-severity
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T H Taft, D A Carlson, J Triggs, J Craft, K Starkey, R Yadlapati, D Gregory, J E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a disease of mechanical esophageal dysfunction characterized by dysphagia, chest pain, regurgitation, and malnutrition. The Eckardt symptom score (ESS) is the gold standard self-report assessment tool. Current guidelines outline a three-step approach to patient reported outcomes measure design. Developed prior to these policies, the ESS has not undergone rigorous testing of its reliability and validity. METHODS: Adult achalasia patients retrospectively identified via a patient registry were grouped based on treatment history...
January 8, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314360/patient-reported-symptoms-and-stepwise-symptom-management-in-patients-on-epidermal-growth-factor-inhibitors-a-retrospective-descriptive-cohort-study
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J J Koldenhof, M H G Langenberg, P O Witteveen, S C C M Teunissen
Adverse events (AEs) of epidermal growth factor inhibitors (EGFRi) influence well-being with a risk to dose modifications (DMs). Hereby, clinical benefit of treatment might be affected. This retrospective cohort study was set up to gain insight into the suitability and added value of a patient-reported outcome measurement tool (PROM), together with a stepwise intervention management plan for EGFRi-related AEs in daily practice. The primary objective was to gain insight into total treatment duration and DMs, and the secondary objective to gain insight into patient-reported symptoms and well-being as well as healthcare professional-reported AEs...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314277/erasmus-syndrome-associated-with-an-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#14
Maxime Fouchard, Brigitte Pan Petesch, Claire Abasq-Thomas, Alain Saraux, Laurent Misery, Emilie Brenaut
We report the observation of a 57-year-old patient followed for an Erasmus syndrome (a systemic sclerosis developing secondary to silica exposure) (1) diagnosed in 2002 after being exposed as a dental technician, for whom a severe thrombocytopenia was discovered. He suffered from a pulmonary fibrosis, polyarthralgia, esophageal dysphagia and cutaneous involvement such as finger ulcerations and sclerodactylia. The treatment was made of nifedipine 30mg/day, esomeprazole 20mg/day and bosentan 25 mg twice a day...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314040/esophagram-findings-in-cervical-esophageal-stenosis-a-case-controlled-quantitative-analysis
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Jacob West, Cherine H Kim, Zachary Reichert, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley, Jared C Inman
OBJECTIVE: Cervical esophageal stenosis is often diagnosed with a qualitative evaluation of a barium esophagram. Although the esophagram is frequently the initial screening exam for dysphagia, a clear objective standard for stenosis has not been defined. In this study, we measured esophagram diameters in order to establish a quantitative standard for defining cervical esophageal stenosis that requires surgical intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Single institution case-control study...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313143/validation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-german-version-of-the-swal-qol
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Eva-Maria Kraus, Natalie Rommel, Lisa H Stoll, Andreas Oettinger, Adam P Vogel, Matthis Synofzik
The SWAL-QOL questionnaire is a common tool for evaluating patients' dysphagia-specific quality of life. A validated German version is not available. This study aimed to establish a German version of the SWAL-QOL (G-SWAL-QOL) using a standardized translation procedure and to systematically evaluate its psychometric properties. The original SWAL-QOL was translated into German following international translation guidelines. A pilot study (45 subjects) confirmed comprehensibility of the G-SWAL-QOL. A consecutive series of 158 subjects (103 patients with dysphagia; 55 healthy controls) was then recruited to assess validity and reliability of the G-SWAL-QOL...
January 8, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310894/risk-factors-for-malnutrition-in-stroke-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Ning Chen, Yanbo Li, Jinghuan Fang, Qian Lu, Li He
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Stroke is a common cause of death and disability worldwide. Among stroke patients, malnutrition is a significant problem that contributes to poor outcome. Clinical evidence is required to identify risk factors for malnutrition and to adopt appropriate management strategies during early stroke intervention. Thus, we performed a meta-analysis of potential risk factors related to malnutrition in stroke patients. METHODS: We systemically searched relevant observational studies in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBLD), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and VIP Database of Chinese periodicals from January 1990 to September 2017 in any language...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310429/infant-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-risks-or-benefits
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Francesco Macchini, Andrea Zanini, Giorgio Farris, Anna Morandi, Giulia Brisighelli, Valerio Gentilino, Giorgio Fava, Ernesto Leva
Background/Aims: To present a single center's experience with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement in infants. Methods: Clinical records of infants who underwent PEG tube placement between January 2010 and December 2015 were reviewed. All patients underwent an upper gastrointestinal contrast study and an abdominal ultrasonography before the procedure. PEGs were performed with a 6-mm endoscope using the standard pull-through technique. Data regarding gestational age, birth weight, age and weight, days to feeding start, days to full diet, and complications were reviewed...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310031/candy-eating-behaviour-to-improve-swallowing-function-in-dementia-subjects
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Hiromichi Kawano, Takahiro Mori, Azusa Kuroki, Toshikazu Nagasaki, Mariko Maruyama, Mineka Yoshikawa, Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Kazuhiro Tsuga
OBJECTIVES: To develop and assess a dysphagia training method involving lollipop sucking training in older adults with dementia, clarify its effectiveness for improving oral function. METHODS: Twenty-five older adults with dementia (5 males and 20 females, mean age 90.8 ± 6.7 years) were participated in this study. Participants were trained in lollipop sucking once a day, 3 times a week for 6 months. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Barthel Index (BI), Candy Sucking Test (CST), and BMI values were measured before and after the training...
January 4, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305117/conus-medullaris-arteriovenous-malformation-presenting-with-acute-dysphagia-and-intractable-hiccups
#20
Josephine Jung, Ahilan Kailaya-Vasan, Christopher Kellett, Fadi Almahariq, Gordan Grahovac
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January 2, 2018: World Neurosurgery
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