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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765891/botulinum-toxin-injection-in-the-treatment-of-postextubation-dysphagia-a-case-report
#1
Byung Wook Kim, Hee-Ju Kim, Jung Keun Hyun, Seo Young Kim, Tae Uk Kim
Prolonged intubation is known to bring on postextubation dysphagia (PED) in some patients. We have noted that there were some studies to investigate specific type and pattern of PED, which showed large variety of different swallowing abnormalities as mechanisms of PED that are multifactorial. There are several options of treatment in accordance with the management of these abnormalities. A botulinum toxin (BoT) injection into the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) can improve swallowing functions for patients with this disorder, by working to help the muscle relax...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763614/association-of-oral-helicobacter-pylori-with-gastric-complications
#2
Shazia A Ansar, Mehir Un Nisa Iqbal, Taseer A Khan, Shahana U Kazmi
AIM: This study was aimed to identify the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) genes in oral mucosa and find out their relationship between oral H. pylori infection and gastric complications. METHODS: This study is a case control study consists of 567 subjects with periodontal infection (278 gastric complication cases and 289 controls normal gastric intestinal mucosa) with age range of 20-80 years. Oral health status was recorded by calculating oral hygiene index (OHI), probing depths (PD) and clinical attachment loss (CAL)...
May 12, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725764/a-preliminary-videofluoroscopic-investigation-of-swallowing-physiology-and-function-in-individuals-with-oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy-opmd
#3
Ashley A Waito, Catriona M Steele, Melanie Peladeau-Pigeon, Angela Genge, Zohar Argov
Dysphagia is one of the primary symptoms experienced by individuals with Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD). However, we lack understanding of the discrete changes in swallowing physiology that are seen in OPMD, and the resulting relationship to impairments of swallowing safety and efficiency. This study sought to describe the pathophysiology of dysphagia in a small sample of patients with OPMD using a videofluoroscopy examination (VFSS) involving 3 × 5 mL boluses of thin liquid barium (22% w/v)...
May 3, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712590/esophageal-achalasia-pathophysiology-clinical-presentation-and-diagnostic-evaluation
#4
Francisco Schlottmann, Rafael M L Neto, Fernando A M Herbella, Marco G Patti
Esophageal achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder characterized by the absence of esophageal peristalsis and failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax in response to swallowing. These abnormalities lead to impaired emptying of food from the esophagus into the stomach with resulting food stasis. Most patients experience severe dysphagia, and regurgitation can lead to aspiration and respiratory problems. Consequently, the quality of life of patients affected by achalasia is severely impacted...
April 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703016/a-case-report-of-life-threatening-acute-dysphagia-in-dermatomyositis-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#5
Kyoung Min Kwon, Jung Soo Lee, Yeo Hyung Kim
RATIONALE: Although dysphagia is a known complication of dermatomyositis, sudden onset of dysphagia without the notable aggravation of other symptoms can make the diagnosis and treatment challenging. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old male diagnosed as dermatomyositis 1 month ago came to our emergency department complaining of a sudden inability to swallow solid foods and liquids. The patient showed generalized edema, but the muscle power was not different compared with 1 month ago...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687354/swallow-event-sequencing-comparing-healthy-older-and-younger-adults
#6
Erica G Herzberg, Cathy L Lazarus, Catriona M Steele, Sonja M Molfenter
Previous research has established that a great deal of variation exists in the temporal sequence of swallowing events for healthy adults. Yet, the impact of aging on swallow event sequence is not well understood. Kendall et al. (Dysphagia 18(2):85-91, 2003) suggested there are 4 obligatory paired-event sequences in swallowing. We directly compared adherence to these sequences, as well as event latencies, and quantified the percentage of unique sequences in two samples of healthy adults: young (< 45) and old (> 65)...
April 23, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644781/inpp4b-overexpression-and-c-kit-downregulation-in-human-achalasia
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E Bonora, F Bianco, A Stanzani, F Giancola, A Astolfi, V Indio, C Evangelisti, A M Martelli, E Boschetti, M Lugaresi, A Ioannou, F Torresan, V Stanghellini, P Clavenzani, M Seri, A Moonen, K Van Beek, M Wouters, G E Boeckxstaens, G Zaninotto, S Mattioli, R De Giorgio
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a rare motility disorder characterized by myenteric neuron and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) abnormalities leading to deranged/absent peristalsis and lack of relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. The mechanisms contributing to neuronal and ICC changes in achalasia are only partially understood. Our goal was to identify novel molecular features occurring in patients with primary achalasia. METHODS: Esophageal full-thickness biopsies from 42 (22 females; age range: 16-82 years) clinically, radiologically, and manometrically characterized patients with primary achalasia were examined and compared to those obtained from 10 subjects (controls) undergoing surgery for uncomplicated esophageal cancer (or upper stomach disorders)...
April 11, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561977/swallowing-in-patients-with-laryngitis
#8
Isabela Moda, Hilton Marcos Alves Ricz, Lilian Neto Aguiar-Ricz, Roberto Oliveira Dantas
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is described as a complaint in 32% of patients with laryngitis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this investigation was to evaluate oral and pharyngeal transit of patients with laryngitis, with the hypothesis that alteration in oral-pharyngeal bolus transit may be involved with dysphagia. METHODS: Videofluoroscopic evaluation of the swallowing of liquid, paste and solid boluses was performed in 21 patients with laryngitis, 10 of them with dysphagia, and 21 normal volunteers of the same age and sex...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549453/a-modified-nissen-fundoplication-subjective-and-objective-midterm-results
#9
Sabrina Rampado, Edoardo Savarino, Angelica Ganss, Giulia Pozza, Romeo Bardini
PURPOSE: The failure rate of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is approximately 10-20%. The aim of our prospective study was to investigate whether a modified Nissen fundoplication (MNF) can improve reflux symptoms and prevent surgical treatment failure in the midterm. METHODS: The MNF consisted of (1) suturing the esophagus to the diaphragmatic crura on each side using four non-absorbable stitches, (2) reinforcing clearly weak crura with a tailored Ultrapro mesh, and (3) fixing the upper stitch of the valve to the diaphragm...
March 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538208/reconstruction-methods-after-radical-proximal-gastrectomy-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
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)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509533/new-minimally-invasive-endoscopic-and-surgical-therapies-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447795/modified-approach-for-pediatric-external-cricopharyngeal-myotomy
#12
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440962/focal-achalasia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
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)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408585/the-upper-esophageal-sphincter-assist-device-is-associated-with-symptom-response-in-reflux-associated-laryngeal-symptoms
#14
Rena Yadlapati, Jenna Craft, Christopher J Adkins, John E Pandolfino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391316/patulous-upper-esophageal-sphincter-an-unusual-endoscopic-finding
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357492/involvement-of-hypoglossal-and-recurrent-laryngeal-nerves-on-swallowing-pressure
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310115/serotonin-transporter-gene-slc6a4-polymorphism-may-be-associated-with-chinese-globus-pharyngeus-and-its-antidepressant-effects
#17
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...
2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236916/videofluoroscopic-analysis-of-different-volumes-of-liquid-bolus-swallowing-in-healthy-individuals-comparison-between-height-and-sex
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230939/normative-values-and-factors-affecting-water-perfused-esophageal-high-resolution-impedance-manometry-for-a-chinese-population
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218658/hypopharyngeal-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-leads-to-the-promising-outcome-of-antireflux-surgery-in-japanese-population-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-symptoms
#20
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
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