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Upper esophageal sphincter

Shiqi Wang, Shang Lin, Hu Wang, Jianjun Yang, Pengfei Yu, Qingchuan Zhao, Mengbin Li
BACKGROUND: The incidence of tumors located in the upper third of the stomach is increasing, and the use of radical proximal gastrectomy is becoming prevalent. After a proximal gastrectomy, various reconstructions are performed, but surgical outcomes are controversial. This study was performed to review clinical outcomes of reconstructions after proximal gastrectomy. METHODS: Inclusion criteria focused on postoperative complications of patients who underwent a proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alexandru Eugen Nicolau, Adrian Lobonţiu, Silviu Constantinoiu
GERD has become one of the most frequent pathology of the upper GI tract. It is a spectrum disease and is a progressive disease as well. Serious and severe complications are possible. The mainstream therapy in most of the patients is the medical therapy with PPI's. The most severe cases with an impaired LES (Lower Esophageal Sphincter) function as well as important anatomical disruptions are of surgical indication, the gold standard being laparoscopic fundoplication, an elective therapy with long term follow up outcomes at the expense of de novo symptoms associated with fundoplications in general...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Suresh Mohan, Sarah N Bowe, Lara M Hirner, Claire Zar-Kessler, Christopher J Hartnick
Pediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia is an uncommon but important cause of oropharyngeal dysphagia. Failure of upper esophageal sphincter relaxation is the currently understood pathophysiology. Therapies include balloon dilation, botulinum toxin injection, and endoscopic or open cricopharyngeal myotomy (CPM). Open CPM is usually performed at the posterior midline of the cricopharyngeus and can be a risky procedure given concern for esophageal perforation and damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Here, we present a novel modified technique for open CPM using a superficial anterolateral transection approach in the case of a young male with refractory cricopharyngeal achalasia...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Marcus Joachim Herzig, Radu Tutuian
Esophageal achalasia is a primary smooth muscle motility disorder specified by aperistalsis of the tubular esophagus in combination with a poorly relaxing and occasionally hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (LES). These changes occur secondary to the destruction of the neural network coordinating esophageal peristalsis and LES relaxation (plexus myentericus). There are limited data on segmental involvement of the esophagus in adults. We report on the case of a 54-year-old man who presented initially with complete aperistalsis limited to the distal esophagus...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
Rena Yadlapati, Jenna Craft, Christopher J Adkins, John E Pandolfino
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January 30, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Allwin James, Premkumar Karunakaran, Ratnakar Kini, Pugazhendhi Thangavel
The upper esophageal sphincter (UES) has various important functions, such as protection of the airway from aspiration and conduct of bolus into esophagus, which are controlled by complex neuronal mechanisms. The functions will be affected when there is malfunction of the UES due to various etiologies. Here we present an 80-year-old male with non-progressive dysphagia and patulous UES incidentally found on esophagoduodenoscopy. There are no documented cases of idiopathic patulous UES in literature. Endoscopists must be aware of this rare condition while evaluating a patient presenting with oropharyngeal dysphagia...
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Takanori Tsujimura, Taku Suzuki, Midori Yoshihara, Shogo Sakai, Naomi Koshi, Hirokazu Ashiga, Naru Shiraishi, Kojun Tsuji, Jin Magara, Makoto Inoue
Swallowing pressure generation is important to ensure safe transport of an ingested bolus without aspiration or leaving residue in the pharynx. To clarify the mechanism, we measured swallowing pressure at the oropharynx (OP), upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and cervical esophagus (CE) using a specially designed manometric catheter in anesthetized rats. A swallow-evoked by punctate mechanical stimulation to the larynx-was identified by recording activation of the suprahyoid and thyrohyoid muscles using electromyography (EMG)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
Yao Liu, Lin Jia, Shu-Man Jiang, Dong-Yun Chen, Jiang-Shun Song, Jian Xu
BACKGROUND: Although globus pharyngeus is not rare in clinical practice, little is known about its associated gene polymorphism. We investigated the association between the SLC6A4 polymorphism and globus pharyngeus and its response to treatment with antidepressants. METHODS: A total of 84 patients were diagnosed with globus pharyngeus according to Rome III, and 160 healthy controls were genotyped for the SLC6A4 polymorphism using polymerase chain reaction amplification and agarose gel electrophoresis...
January 8, 2018: Digestion
Marcia Regina Kfouri Bernardi Regueiro, Weslania Viviane Nascimento, Luana Casari Parreira, Roberto Oliveira Dantas
OBJECTIVE: The volume of swallowed bolus affects the pharyngeal transit duration. The sex and corporal height of individuals may likely influence this effect. The aim of this investigation was to determine the influence of sex and corporal height on the pharyngeal transit modification produced by the swallowed bolus volume. METHODS: Forty healthy volunteers, 20 men and 20 women, including tall (10 men and 10 women, corporal height: 1.71--2.07m) and short (10 men and 10 women, corporal height: 1...
November 2017: Clinics
P-H Tseng, R K M Wong, J-F Wu, C-C Chen, C-H Tu, Y-C Lee, H-C Lee, H-P Wang, M-S Wu
BACKGROUND: Combined esophageal high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) measures multiple pressures and bolus transit simultaneously, facilitating detailed assessment of esophageal motility. Currently, normative values for water-perfused HRIM systems for Chinese populations are lacking. METHODS: Healthy volunteers were enrolled for comprehensive anthropometric measures, blood biochemistry tests, and an HRIM study using 22 water-perfused pressure sensors and 12 impedance channels...
December 12, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Takeshi Suzuki, Yosuke Seki, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Toshitaka Hoppo
BACKGROUND: Clinical characteristics of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in Japanese population remain unclear, and its treatment outcome is suboptimal. The objectives of this study were to evaluate Japanese patients with LPR symptoms using hypopharyngeal multichannel intraluminal impedance (HMII) and to assess the outcome of antireflux surgery (ARS). METHODS: Subjects included patients who had LPR symptoms for > 12 weeks or laryngoscopic findings suggestive of LPR and underwent laryngoscopy and esophageal testing including HMII...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Chul-Hyun Park, Don-Kyu Kim, Yong-Taek Lee, Youbin Yi, Jung-Sang Lee, Kunwoo Kim, Jung Ho Park, Kyung Jae Yoon
Objective: To compare swallowing function between healthy subjects and patients with pharyngeal dysphagia using high resolution manometry (HRM) and to evaluate the usefulness of HRM for detecting pharyngeal dysphagia. Methods: Seventy-five patients with dysphagia and 28 healthy subjects were included in this study. Diagnosis of dysphagia was confirmed by a videofluoroscopy. HRM was performed to measure pressure and timing information at the velopharynx (VP), tongue base (TB), and upper esophageal sphincter (UES)...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Tutku Soyer, Şule Yalçın, Numan Demir, Asuman Nur Karhan, İnci Nur Saltık-Temizel, Hülya Demir, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
Soyer T, Yalçın Ş, Demir N, Karhan AN, Saltık-Temizel İN, Demir H, Tanyel FC. Does Nissen fundoplication improve deglutition in children? Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 28-34. A prospective study was performed to evaluate the effect of Nissen fundoplication (NF) on deglutition in children. Children who underwent NF between 2011-2015 were evaluated for demographic features, clinical findings, diagnostic methods for gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and indications for NF. Penetration aspiration scale (PAS), functional oral intake scale (FOIS) and esophageal functions were evaluated by videoflouroscopy (VFS)...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Ivan M Lang, Bidyut K Medda, Reza Shaker, Sudarshan Jadcherla
BackgroundIt has been hypothesized that life-threatening events are caused by supraesophageal reflux (SER) of gastric contents that activates laryngeal chemoreflex-stimulated apnea. Placing infants supine decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The aim of this study was to determine whether body position affects esophageal reflexes that control SER.MethodsWe instrumented the pharyngeal and esophageal muscles of decerebrate cats (N=14) to record EMG or manometry, and investigated the effects of body position on the esophago-upper esophageal sphincter (UES) contractile reflex (EUCR), esophago-UES relaxation reflex (EURR), esophagus-stimulated pharyngeal swallow response (EPSR), secondary peristalsis (SP), and pharyngeal swallow (PS)...
December 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
Z W Hu, Z G Wang, J M Wu, S R Tian, Y Zhang, X L Zhan, X Du, F Wang, R H Xin, H Xu
Objective: To analyze esophageal motility dysfunction in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with different severity of esophagitis, and the relationship between the esophageal motility dysfunction and the severity of esophagitis. Methods: GERD patients simultaneously undergone endoscopy and high-resolution manometry were divided into four groups: Non-esophagitis (Non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease, NERD) group, mild esophagitis group, moderate esophagitis group and severe esophagitis group. The gender and age were matched for each group, and every group consisted of 80 cases...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Ashwini M Namasivayam-MacDonald, Carly E A Barbon, Catriona M Steele
Many studies evaluate dysphagia in elderly patients and compare their swallowing to younger controls to assess the degree of swallowing impairment. Previous research suggests that changes should be expected in swallowing due to aging, and these changes need to be considered when performing swallowing assessments. A systematic review was conducted to elucidate the timing of swallowing in healthy. A comprehensive multiengine literature search was conducted to find articles studying swallowing in the healthy elderly, which yielded 22,852 articles of which 11 were judged to be relevant...
February 1, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
Yuming Tang, Jia Huang, Ying Zhu, Aihua Qian, Bin Xu, Weiyan Yao
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: This study aimed to compare the esophageal motility between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients with typical symptoms but without globus sensation and GERD patients only with globus symptoms. METHODS: A total of 57 consecutive GERD patients diagnosed by endoscopy or by 24-hour pH monitoring between May 2013 and September 2015 were included retrospectively into the study. The patients were grouped based on the presence or absence of globus...
December 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Heyan Ding, Zhijun Duan, Dong Yang, Zhifeng Zhang, Lixia Wang, Xiaoyu Sun, Yiwen Yao, Xue Lin, Hang Yang, Shan Wang, Jiande D Z Chen
BACKGROUND: Globus pharyngeus is common and has a low cure rate. Its etiology is complex and reported to be associated with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). However, some patients with globus do not exhibit any reflux symptoms or respond to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) treatments. The purpose of this study was to clarify the related risk factors of these patients with a final objective of improving the curative effect. METHODS: Forty two patients afflicted with globus pharyngeus (G group) and 38 patients without globus pharyngeus (NG group) were included in this study...
October 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
Jesper Roed Sorensen, Simone Markoew, Helle Døssing, Laszlo Hegedüs, Steen Joop Bonnema, Christian Godballe
INTRODUCTION: Swallowing difficulties, the pathophysiology behind which is incompletely understood, have been reported in 47-83% of goiter patients referred for thyroidectomy. We aimed at examining the influence of thyroid surgery on swallowing symptoms and esophageal motility. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with benign nodular goiter undergoing thyroid surgery were included. All completed high-resolution esophageal manometry examinations and the goiter symptom scale score, assessed by the thyroid-specific patient-reported outcome measure...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
Woo Hyung Lee, Changmook Chun, Han Gil Seo, Seung Hak Lee, Byung-Mo Oh
BACKGROUND: Swallowing impairment is a common complication in various geriatric and neurodegenerative diseases. Swallowing kinematic analysis is essential to quantitatively evaluate the swallowing motion of the oropharyngeal structures. This study aims to develop a novel swallowing kinematic analysis software, called spatio-temporal analyzer for motion and physiologic study (STAMPS), and verify its validity and reliability. METHODS: STAMPS was developed in MATLAB, which is one of the most popular platforms for biomedical analysis...
October 17, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
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