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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141289/-a-retrospective-study-on-the-assessment-of-dysphagia-after-partial-laryngectomy
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T T Su, Z F Sun
Objective: To retrospectively investigate the long-term swallowing function of patients with laryngeal carcinoma, who underwent partial laryngectomy, discuss the effectiveness and reliability of Kubota drinking test in the assessment of patients with dysphagia, who underwent partial laryngectomy, and analyze the influence of different ways of operation on swallowing function. Methods: Clinical data were retrospectively analyzed on 83 patients with laryngeal carcinoma, who underwent partial laryngectomy between September 2012 and August 2015...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138974/medical-complications-and-mortality-in-octogenarians-undergoing-elective-spinal-fusion-surgeries
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Sharad Rajpal, E Lee Nelson, Alan T Villavicencio, Jayratna Telang, Roshan Kantha, Kara Beasley, Sigita Burneikiene
BACKGROUND: The consequences of suffering postoperative complications in elderly undergoing spinal surgeries may be different compared to younger patients. The primary objective of this study was to identify the types and frequency of medical complications and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age or older undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries for degenerative spinal disease. METHODS: A prospective observational study with a retrospective chart review was performed, which included all consecutive patients ≥80 years old undergoing elective spinal fusion surgeries from May 2012 to August 2015...
November 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138887/-developments-in-dysphagia-diagnostics-presentation-of-an-interdisciplinary-concept
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REVIEW
C Pflug, T Flügel, J C Nienstedt
Demographic developments and medical progress will cause the already high prevalence of swallowing disorders to increase further in the future. With the same number of specialists and economic resources, it is necessary to improve the efficiency of dysphagia diagnostics and continue to offer patients a treatment concept tailored to their needs. Manifold and often co-existing causes of dysphagia require interdisciplinary cooperation in this area. Endoscopic swallowing diagnostics play a prominent role in dysphagia diagnostics and should always contain thorough endoscopy of the upper aerodigestive tract-the domain of the ENT specialist and phoniatrician...
November 14, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138655/endobronchial-localization-of-hodgkin-s-disease
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Lamyae Amro, Siham Jridi, Hafsa Sajiai, Hind Serhane, Salma Aït Batahar
The endobronchial localization of Hodgkin's disease is a rare entity which is often confused with endobronchial tuberculosis in our setting. We report the case of a 16 years old female who presented with 6 months history of dry cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, dysphagia and dysphonia. The chest radiography showed a mediastinal and pulmonary opacity. The chest CT scan found enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. The bronchial biopsy and peripheral lymph node biopsy confirmed Hodgkin's disease with endobronchial localization...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137075/influence-of-neck-postural-changes-on-cervical-spine-motion-and-angle-during-swallowing
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Jun Young Kim, Jae Taek Hong, Joo Seon Oh, Ashish Jain, Il Sup Kim, Seong Hoon Lim, Jun Sung Kim
Occipitocervical (OC) fixation in a neck retraction position could be dangerous due to the risk of postoperative dysphagia. No previous study has demonstrated an association between the cervical posture change and cervical spine motion/angle during swallowing. So, we aimed to analyze the influence of neck posture on the cervical spine motion and angle change during swallowing.Thirty-seven asymptomatic volunteers were recruited for participation this study. A videoflurographic swallowing study was performed in the neutral and retracted neck posture...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135385/redo-laparoscopic-heller-s-cardiomyotomy-for-recurrent-achalasia-is-laparoscopic-surgery-feasible
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Pranav Mandovra, Vishakha Kalikar, Ankur Patel, Roy V Patankar
BACKGROUND: Achalasia cardia is an esophageal motor disorder with raised lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure. Minimally invasive procedures have become the procedure of choice compared with conventional open surgery. After the primary surgery, recurrence or persistent symptoms have been noted in almost 10%-20% of cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case series, we share our experience with a series of 7 patients who presented to us from January 2010 to January 2017 for recurrent symptoms, following Heller's myotomy for achalasia cardia...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133286/eosinophilic-esophagitis-update-on-management-and-controversies
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REVIEW
Joan W Chen, John Y Kao
Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic allergen driven immune mediated disease that is increasingly recognized as a leading cause of dysphagia and foregut symptoms in children and adults. Much knowledge has been gained in recent years on the genetic and environmental risk factors for this disease, the associated inflammatory milieu, and the long term complications from esophageal remodeling. In this review we will highlight recent progress made in research into this disease, focusing on adults. We will discuss ongoing efforts to develop a minimally invasive technique that may obviate the need for repeated endoscopic assessment of disease activity...
November 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131558/cytologic-findings-of-an-adult-rhabdomyoma-in-the-parapharyngeal-space-a-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Josephine Kamtai Dermawan, Erika Doxtader, Deborah J Chute, Maria Luisa Policarpio-Nicolas
Adult extracardiac rhabdomyomas are rare benign mesenchymal tumor arising from skeletal muscle. While they are often located in the larynx and pharynx, the incidence in the parapharyngeal area is extremely rare with only 1 documented cytology case report to date. We report a case of an adult extracardiac rhabdomyoma in the parapharyngeal space diagnosed cytologically with subsequent histologic confirmation. The patient is a 57-year-old man with history of weight loss, hematuria, dysphagia, and airway encroachment...
November 12, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130008/a-rare-association-of-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Kavita Agrawal, Flores Alfonso
An 80-year-old male presented with dyspnea on exertion for at least two months. He also complained of progressive dysphagia and weight loss of 35 pounds over the last eight months. Initial blood tests showed hemoglobin of 6.1 g/dl, reticulocytes count of 19.7%, total bilirubin of 3.2 mg/dl, lactate dehydrogenase of 600 U/L, and haptoglobin of less than 8 mg/dl, and direct Coombs test was positive for warm immunoglobulin G. The impression was autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). The evaluation of dysphagia with esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a single irregular 4 cm malignant appearing ulcerated mass at the incisura angularis of the stomach...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129710/benign-symmetric-lipomatosis-with-lingual-involvement-case-report-and-literature-review
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Miguel Mayo Yáñez, Nicolás González Poggioli, Mercedes Álvarez-Buylla Blanco, Jesús Herranz González-Botas, Alejandro Barreiro Noya
Benign symmetrical lipomatosis (BSL) is a rare disordercharacterized by diffuse, multiple, symmetric and non-encapsulated fatmasses generally localized in the face, neck and upper trunk. An uncommoncase of lingual affliction in BSL, presented with macroglossia, sleepapnea, dysphagia and dysartria is described. Bilateral partialglossectomy was performed, with an improvement in initial symptoms oneyear after surgery. Only seven other BSL cases with lingual involvementhave been reported in the literature. This case report and literaturereview highlights that BSL with lingual affliction is extremely rare,almost exclusive for BSL Type I and affects predominantly middle-agedmales from mediterranean countries...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129487/-evaluation-of-dysphagia-results-after-one-year-of-incorporating-videofluoroscopy-into-its-study-introduction
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Ruth García Romero, Ignacio Ros Arnal, María José Romea Montañés, José Antonio López Calahorra, Cristina Gutiérrez Alonso, Beatriz Izquierdo Hernández, Carlos Martín de Vicente
INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is very common in children with neurological disabilities. These patients usually suffer from respiratory and nutritional problems. The videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) is the most recommended test to evaluate dysphagia, as it shows the real situation during swallowing. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the results obtained in our centre after one year of the implementation of VFSS, the clinical improvement after confirmation, and the prescription of an individualised treatment for the patients affected...
November 9, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129303/endoscopic-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Joel E Richter
In eosinophilic esophagitis, the main cause of solid-food dysphagia is tissue remodeling resulting in strictures and narrowed esophagus. Endoscopy and biopsies help to identify the degree of inflammation but often miss the fibrosis. Although initially considered dangerous, esophageal dilation has evolved into an extremely effective and safe treatment in fibrostenotic disease. The key is starting low with small-diameter bougies or balloons, and gradually dilating the esophagus and strictures to 16 to 18 mm. Results in more than 1000 adults and children have shown low rates of complications, especially perforations, and no deaths, but postprocedure chest pain is common...
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129299/endoscopic-and-radiologic-findings-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#13
REVIEW
Jeffrey A Alexander
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) was first described by Landis in 1978. The disease is characterized by esophageal symptoms, primarily dysphagia in adult patients, and esophageal eosinophilic infiltration. The disease is associated with characteristic endoscopic findings, including edema, rings, furrows, exudates, and strictures. The typical radiographic findings of this disorder are rings, strictures, and small-caliber esophagus. The endoscopic and radiographic findings of EoE are the topic of this review.
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129298/latest-insights-on-the-relationship-between-symptoms-and-biologic-findings-in-adults-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#14
REVIEW
Ekaterina Safroneeva, Alex Straumann, Alain M Schoepfer
Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) present with symptoms accompanied by behavioral adaptions to living with this condition. These include swallowing- and nonswallowing-associated pain in adulthood. In children, EoE symptoms vary with age and include vomiting, abdominal pain, and dysphagia. Studies using validated patient-reported outcome measures have demonstrated that symptoms in EoE are associated with severe biologic alterations and that patients on the low biologic severity spectrum have few symptoms...
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129296/eosinophilic-esophagitis-incidence-and-prevalence
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REVIEW
Fouad J Moawad
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a rapidly emerging allergy-mediated condition encountered frequently in clinical practice. It presents with failure to thrive, nausea, and vomiting in children and is a common reason for dysphagia and food impaction in adults. Several institution-based and population-based studies have reported the frequency of EoE over the past few years. The incidence and prevalence of EoE vary depending on the method of data collection. In population-based studies using national registries, the incidence appears to be increasing, currently estimated to be approximately 10 cases/100,000 persons annually, whereas the prevalence is reported between 10 and 57 cases/100,000 persons...
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129294/eosinophilic-esophagitis-pathophysiology-and-definition
#16
REVIEW
Frederic Clayton, Kathryn Peterson
Eosinophilic esophagitis is an adaptive immune response to patient-specific antigens, mostly foods. Eosinophilic esophagitis is not solely IgE-mediated and is likely characterized by Th2 lymphocytes with an impaired esophageal barrier function. The key cytokines and chemokines are thymic stromal lymphopoeitin, interleukin-13, CCL26/eotaxin-3, and transforming growth factor-β, all involved in eosinophil recruitment and remodeling. Chronic food dysphagia and food impactions, the feared late complications, are related in part to dense subepithelial fibrosis, likely induced by interleukin-13 and transforming growth factor-β...
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128287/functional-evaluation-of-swallowing-in-patients-with-tongue-cancer-before-and-after-surgery-using-high-speed-continuous-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-on-t2-weighted-sequences
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Shun Nishimura, Tatsurou Tanaka, Masafumi Oda, Manabu Habu, Masaaki Kodama, Daigo Yoshiga, Kenji Osawa, Shinya Kokuryo, Ikuya Miyamoto, Shinji Kito, Nao Wakasugi-Sato, Shinobu Matsumoto-Takeda, Takaaki Joujima, Yuichi Miyamura, Suzuro Hitomi, Noriaki Yamamoto, Masataka Uehara, Masaaki Sasaguri, Kentaro Ono, Izumi Yoshioka, Kazuhiro Tominaga, Yasuhiro Morimoto
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of evaluating the function of swallowing before and after surgery in patients with tongue cancer by using T2-weighted sequences of high-speed continuous magnetic resonance imaging (HSCMRI). STUDY DESIGN: The imaging findings and related parameters on HSCMRI along with those on routine MRI examinations before and after surgery were examined in 19 patients with tongue cancer. In addition, changes in various parameters during 1 year after surgery were evaluated in 10 patients...
October 9, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128256/megf10-related-myopathies-a-new-case-with-adult-onset-disease-with-prominent-respiratory-failure-and-review-of-reported-phenotypes
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Elizabeth Harris, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Ana Töpf, Rita Barresi, Tuomo Polvikovski, Geraldine Bailey, Richard Charlton, James Tellez, Daniel MacArthur, Michela Guglieri, Hanns Lochmüller, Kate Bushby, Volker Straub
Recessive mutations in MEGF10 (multiple epidermal growth factor 10) have been reported in a severe early onset disorder named Early Myopathy, Areflexia, Respiratory Distress and Dysphagia, and a milder form with cores in the muscle biopsy; and a possible genotype-phenotype correlation determining the clinical presentation has been suggested. We undertook exome sequencing in a 66 year old male with a 20 year history of progressive proximal and distal weakness of upper and lower limbs, facial weakness and dysphagia, who developed respiratory failure requiring ventilation while still ambulant in his 50s...
October 12, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127130/eosinophilic-oesophagitis-and-coeliac-disease-is-there-an-association
#19
Ana Margarida Vaz, Antonio Jesus Cadilla, Diamantino Sousa, Horácio Guerreiro
A 25-year-old man was seen in outpatient clinic for progressive solid food dysphagia. He was already medicated with a proton pump inhibitor with no improvement. His blood tests showed a slight microcytic anaemia and peripheral eosinophilia. The oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy showed longitudinal furrows in the distal two-thirds of the oesophagus and a concentric distal stenosis. The biopsies taken showed eosinophilic infiltrates consistent with eosinophilic oesophagitis. There was no improvement with topical fluticasone, so the patient was started on a systemic corticosteroid with resolution of dysphagia and of the oesophageal stenosis...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126489/dental-treatment-planning-for-the-patient-with-oral-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Lauren E Levi, Rajesh V Lalla
Oral cancer therapy is associated with a multitude of head and neck sequelae that includes, but is not limited to, hyposalivation, increased risk for dental caries, osteoradionecrosis of the jaw, radiation fibrosis syndrome, mucositis, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, dysgeusia, dysphagia, mucosal lesions, trismus, and infections. Preparing a comprehensive treatment plan for patients undergoing cancer therapy is essential to help minimize their risks for developing these oral and dental complications. In addition, dentists must take into account a patient's ongoing oncologic therapy for those patients who present to the dentist while concurrently receiving cancer treatment...
January 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
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