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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731572/endoscopic-surgical-technique-for-benign-fibrotic-strictures-of-the-upper-esophageal-sphincter
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Shun-Ichi Chitose, Kiminori Sato, Mioko Fukahori, Sachiyo Hamakawa, Akari Koga, Shintaro Sueyoshi, Hirohito Umeno
A 43-year-old man with complaints of increased difficulty of swallowing and weight loss underwent videofluorographic examination of swallowing, which revealed severely reduced cricopharyngeal opening. Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed using a modified technique (mECPM). A benign fibrotic stricture of the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) was identified under visualization of a distending operating laryngoscope. A vertical midline incision in the strictured mucosa and submucosal resection of the cricopharyngeal muscle were performed using a CO2 laser...
July 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730738/the-effects-of-aspirated-thickened-water-on-survival-and-pulmonary-injury-in-a-rabbit-model
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Nogah Nativ-Zeltzer, Maggie A Kuhn, Denise M Imai, Ryan P Traslavina, Amanda S Domer, Juliana K Litts, Brett Adams, Peter C Belafsky
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Liquid thickeners are one of the most frequently utilized treatment strategies for persons with oropharyngeal swallowing dysfunction. The effect of commercially available thickeners on lung injury is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of aspiration of water alone, xanthan gum (XG)-thickened water, and cornstarch (CS)-thickened water on survival and lung morphology in a rabbit model. STUDY DESIGN: Animal model. Prospective small animal clinical trial...
July 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730686/high-resolution-manometry-assessment-of-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-after-contraction-normative-values-and-clinical-correlation
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D A Carlson, P J Kahrilas, M Tye, Z Listernick, K Ritter, I Wong, Y Xiao, V Bul, J E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND: The Chicago Classification v3.0 proposed extending the distal contractile integral (DCI) measurement domain to include the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to enhance the detection of esophageal hypercontractility. However, normative and clinical data for this approach are unreported. We aimed to describe the application of an extended DCI measurement in asymptomatic controls and patients. METHODS: High-resolution manometry (HRM) of 65 asymptomatic controls and 72 patients with normal motility were evaluated retrospectively...
July 21, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730506/hiatus-hernia-as-a-cause-of-dysphagia
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REVIEW
Hamish Philpott, Rami Sweis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to discuss the putative relationship between hiatus hernia and dysphagia. RECENT FINDINGS: Proposed mechanisms of dysphagia in patients with hiatus hernia are usually difficult to identify, but recent advances in technology (high-resolution manometry with or without concomitant impedance, ambulatory pH with impedance, videofluoroscopy, and the endoluminal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP)) and methodology (inclusion of swallows of various consistencies and volumes or shifting position during the manometry protocol) can help induce symptoms and identify the underlying disorder...
August 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729774/clinical-applications-of-free-medial-tibial-flap-with-posterior-tibial-artery-for-head-and-neck-reconstruction-after-tumor-resection
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Qi Zhong, Jugao Fang, Zhigang Huang, Xiaohong Chen, Lizhen Hou, Yang Zhang, Pingdong Li, Hongzhi Ma, Hongbo Xu
Tumor resection causes damage in the head and neck which creates problems in swallowing, chewing, articulation, and vision, all of which seriously affect patients' quality of life. In this work, we evaluated the application of a free medial tibial flap in reconstruction of head and neck defects after tumor resection. We discussed the anatomy, surgical technique, and the advantages and disadvantages of the flap. We found several benefits for the flap, such as, it is especially effective for the defects that require thin-layer epithelium to cover or the separated soft tissue defect; a two-team approach can be used because the donor site is far away from the head and neck; and the flap is easy to integrate because of the subcutaneous fat layer of the free medial tibial flap is thin and the flap is soft...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729039/congenital-myopathy-due-to-myosin-heavy-chain-2-mutation-presenting-as-chronic-aspiration-pneumonia-in-infancy
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R Tsabari, H Daum, E Kerem, Y Fellig, T Dor
A 7-week-old infant presented with persistent noisy breathing and aspirations during swallowing. Neurological examination and brain MRI were normal. His 12-year-old brother underwent pneumonectomy at the age of 10 years due to recurrent aspirations leading to severe lung damage. The older brother developed subsequently ophthalmoplegia and nystagmus along with mild weakness of the neck flexors and proximal muscles. Exome analysis revealed homozygosity for a novel truncating mutation p.G800fs27* in the Myosin Heavy Chain 2 (MYH2) gene in both brothers, while parents and an unaffected sibling were heterozygous...
June 27, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728776/collaborating-with-parents-of-children-with-chronic-conditions-and-professionals-to-design-develop-and-pre-pilot-plant-the-parent-learning-needs-and-preferences-assessment-tool
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Ruth Nightingale, Lucy Wirz, Wendy Cook, Veronica Swallow
PURPOSE: This study aimed to design, develop and pre-pilot an assessment tool (PLAnT) to identify parents' learning needs and preferences when carrying out home-based clinical care for their child with a chronic condition. DESIGN AND METHODS: A mixed methods, two-phased design was used. Phase 1: a total of 10 parents/carers and 13 professionals from six UK's children's kidney units participated in qualitative interviews. Interview data were used to develop the PLAnT...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727493/sibilant-production-in-hebrew-speaking-adults-apical-versus-laminal
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Michal Icht, Boaz M Ben-David
The Hebrew IPA charts describe the sibilants /s, z/ as 'alveolar fricatives', where the place of articulation on the palate is the alveolar ridge. The point of constriction on the tongue is not defined - apical (tip) or laminal (blade). Usually, speech and language pathologists (SLPs) use the apical placement in Hebrew articulation therapy. Some researchers and SLPs suggested that acceptable /s, z/ could be also produced with the laminal placement (i.e. the tip of the tongue approximating the lower incisors)...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724277/suicide-by-fire-extinguisher-powder-ingestion-a-case-report
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Hamid Mohammadi Kojidi, Morteza Rahbar Taramsari, Alireza Badsar, Mirsaeed Attarchi
A 51-year-old man committed suicide by swallowing the contents of a fire extinguisher. A few hours after his suicide attempt, he was referred to the medical center for poisoning. At the time of admission, the patient was conscious with stable vital signs. The patient complained of burning lips and mouth, mentioning diarrhea. Initial treatments included gastric lavage with activated charcoal, while paraclinical measures were requested. The patient had undergone hypernatremia (Na: 152 mEq/l) and metabolic alkalosis...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724166/iron-pharmacokinetics-in-women-with-iron-deficiency-anaemia-following-a-single-oral-dose-of-a-novel-formulation-of-tardyferon-prolonged-release-ferrous-sulphate
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Andrew Leary, Laurence Barthe, Thierry Clavel, Claudie Sanchez, Zahida Issiakhem, Bruno Paillard, Jean-Marc Edmond
Numerous iron-containing preparations are available on the market; these vary in dosage, salt, chemical state of iron (ferric or ferrous) and in the iron delivery process (immediate or prolonged-release). Tardyferon® is a prolonged-release tablet containing 80 mg ferrous sulphate. The formulation has recently been modified; changes to the excipients which constitute the inert formulation matrix have allowed a decrease in tablet size for easier swallowing. The aim of this multicenter open-label study was to characterize the serum pharmacokinetics of iron in non-pregnant women aged 23-45 years with iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) following single oral administration of 160 mg Tardyferon® under fasting conditions...
July 19, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722759/lifetime-reproductive-success-selection-on-lifespan-and-multiple-sexual-ornaments-in-male-european-barn-swallows
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Alessandra Costanzo, Roberto Ambrosini, Manuela Caprioli, Emanuele Gatti, Marco Parolini, Luca Canova, Diego Rubolini, Andrea Romano, Luca Gianfranceschi, Nicola Saino
Natural and sexual selection arise when individual fitness varies according to focal traits. Extra-pair paternities (EPPs) can affect the intensity of selection by influencing variance in fitness among individuals. Studies of selection require that individual fitness is estimated using proxies of lifetime reproductive success (LRS). However, estimating LRS is difficult in large, open populations where EPPs cause reallocation of biological paternity. Here we used extensive field sampling to estimate LRS in a population of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) to estimate selection on lifespan and ornamental traits of males...
July 19, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719783/making-sense-of-studies-that-claim-benefits-of-frenotomy-in-the-absence-of-classic-tongue-tie
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Pamela Douglas
By performing an in-depth analysis of one high profile example, this article aims to help breastfeeding support professionals understand the methodological flaws that characterize recent studies claiming to show the efficacy of frenotomy for the diagnoses of posterior tongue-tie and upper lip-tie. The example study does not address definitional confusion or control for the effects of the passage of time. It does not consider the effects of caring attention, validation, and lactation consultant support. It also does not consider the extensive research over the past three decades that has established that reflux in the first 6 months of life is benign, even though increased reflux frequency may correlate with unsettled infant behavior...
August 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719593/long-term-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-with-swallowed-topical-corticosteroids-development-and-evaluation-of-a-therapeutic-concept
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Thomas Greuter, Christian Bussmann, Ekaterina Safroneeva, Alain M Schoepfer, Luc Biedermann, Stephan R Vavricka, Alex Straumann
OBJECTIVES: Swallowed topical corticosteroids (STCs) are efficacious in inducing and presumably maintaining remission in patients with active eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Hitherto, it has not been evaluated whether long-lasting remission can be achieved, and whether treatment can be stopped once patients have achieved this remission. METHODS: Since 2007, EoE patients included into a large database at the Swiss EoE Clinics were put on STCs as induction/maintenance therapy...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718033/a-new-clinical-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-combined-with-transoral-robotic-surgery-and-customized-adjuvant-therapy-for-patients-with-t3-or-t4-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Young Min Park, Chan Min Jung, Dongchul Cha, Da Hee Kim, Hye Ryun Kim, Ki Chang Keum, Nam Hoon Cho, Se-Heon Kim
BACKGROUND: A prospective clinical trial of combination neoadjuvant chemotherapy, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), and customized adjuvant therapy for patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer was conducted. METHODS: Between July 2009 and October 2016, 31 patients were enrolled in this clinical trial. RESULTS: The primary lesions were located in the tonsils of 27 patients and in the base of the tongue of 4 patients. Of the 31 patients, 16 (51...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716980/early-dysphagia-screening-by-trained-nurses-reduces-pneumonia-rate-in-stroke-patients-a-clinical-intervention-study
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Christoph Palli, Simon Fandler, Kathrin Doppelhofer, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Christian Vetta, Esther Trampusch, Reinhold Schmidt, Franz Fazekas, Thomas Gattringer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dysphagia is a common stroke symptom and leads to serious complications such as aspiration and pneumonia. Early dysphagia screening can reduce these complications. In many hospitals, dysphagia screening is performed by speech-language therapists who are often not available on weekends/holidays, which results in delayed dysphagia assessment. METHODS: We trained the nurses of our neurological department to perform formal dysphagia screening in every acute stroke patient by using the Gugging Swallowing Screen...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716772/chewing-induced-facial-dystonia-a-rare-presentation-of-task-specific-dystonia
#16
Chandramohan Sharma, Banshi Lal Kumawat, Ankur Garg, Kaushik Kumar Rana
This case is an addition to scarce literature available for a rare condition, chewing-induced task-specific dystonia. The patient was a 63-year-old woman who presented with a 4-year history of progressive difficulty in eating food only during chewing associated with abnormal facial grimaces without any difficulty in drinking, swallowing, speaking or singing. Examination revealed dystonia of facial muscles every time she chewed but absent during drinking and speaking. As movements were consistent and reproducible with the specific task, other differential diagnosis like motor tics, psychogenic disorder, tardive dystonia and parkinsonism syndrome were excluded leading to a diagnosis of task-specific facial dystonia triggered by chewing...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714539/safety-and-efficacy-of-functional-laryngectomy-for-end-stage-dysphagia
#17
Michael C Topf, Linda C Magaña, Kelly Salmon, James Hamilton, William M Keane, Adam Luginbuhl, Joseph M Curry, David M Cognetti, Maurits Boon, Joseph R Spiegel
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate functional outcomes and complication rate after total laryngectomy (TL) for dysfunctional larynx with end-stage dysphagia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: Chart review was performed on all patients who underwent TL from January 2008 to July 2016 at a single tertiary academic medical center. Patients who underwent TL for dysfunctional larynx without preoperative evidence of malignancy were included...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714203/posterior-cordotomy-in-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-using-monopolar-microelectrodes-and-radiofrequency-in-18-patients
#18
J Basterra, Y Castillo-Lopez, R Reboll, E Zapater, C Olavarria, F Krause, R Hernandez, M Torres, F Tocornal
Posterior cordotomy is an option in the surgical treatment of bilateral vocal cord paralysis in adduction. We present results obtained in 18 patients with bilateral vocal cord paralysis in adduction treated using microelectrodes terminal with tips in several angles, and a radiofrequency generator from 2008 to 2013. The functional outcome was evaluated using postoperative spirometry, the decannulation time, and swallowing. All patients except one were successfully decannulated and showed an increase in mid-inspiratory flow rates...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713750/comminuted-laryngeal-fracture-following-blunt-trauma-a-need-for-strict-legislation-on-roads
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Shraddha Jain, Pragya Singh, Minal Gupta, Bhavna Kamble, Suresh S Phatak
Laryngeal fracture is a rare condition with potential life-long implications related to airway patency, voice quality, and swallowing. Rarity of the condition leads to lack of consensus on the most suitable way to manage this injury. The mode of injury can be prevented by strict legislation on the roads. We report a case of a 28-year-old Indian male who sustained a comminuted displaced fracture of the thyroid cartilage with disruption of anterior commissure due to blunt trauma caused by the metallic side rod of a ladder projecting from the rear of a vehicle in front of the bike on which he was riding...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713710/the-healing-effect-of-conditioned-media-and-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-laryngotracheal-stenosis-a-comparison-in-experimental-dog-model
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Kamyar Iravani, Arash Sobhanmanesh, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Seyed Basir Hashemi, Davood Mehrabani, Shahrokh Zare
BACKGROUND: Differences in causes, severities, areas of stenosis, and the association with swallowing and phonation of larynx and trachea can result into Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS).This study evaluated the healing effect of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) in experimentally induced LTS dog model. METHODS: Seven dogs were enrolled. BMSCs were isolated from proximal humerus and shoulder of a dog and cultured in media containing alpha minimal essential medium, fetal bovine serum, penicillin and streptomycin, and L-glutamine...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
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