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Pediatric Gastroesophageal reflux

D A Leiman, B P Riff, S Morgan, D C Metz, G W Falk, B French, C A Umscheid, J D Lewis
In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and erosive esophagitis, treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is highly effective. However, in some patients, especially those with non-erosive reflux disease or atypical GERD symptoms, acid suppressive therapy with PPIs is not as successful. Alginates are medications that work through an alternative mechanism by displacing the post-prandial gastric acid pocket. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the benefit of alginate-containing compounds in the treatment of patients with symptoms of GERD...
September 26, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Mohammed El-Azami-El-Idrissi, Mounia Lakhdar-Idrissi, Sanae Chaouki, Samir Atmani, Abdelhak Bouharrou, Moustapha Hida
Recurrent respiratory tract infections are one of the most frequent reasons for pediatric visits and hospitalization. Causes of this pathology are multiple ranging from congenital to acquired and local to general. Immune deficiencies are considered as underlying conditions predisposing to this pathology. Our work is about to determine when and how to explore the immune system when facing recurrent respiratory infections. This was based on the records of 53 children hospitalized at the pediatrics unit of Hassan II University Hospital, Fez Morocco...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Douglas C Barnhart
Despite the frequency with which antireflux procedures are performed, decisions about gastroesophageal reflux disease treatment remain challenging. Several factors contribute to the difficulties in managing gastroesophageal reflux. First, the distinction between physiologic and pathologic gastroesophageal reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease-GERD) is not always clear. Second, measures of the extent of gastroesophageal reflux often poorly correlate to symptoms or other complications attributed to reflux in infants and children...
August 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Craig A Friesen, John M Rosen, Jennifer V Schurman
BACKGROUND: The purpose was to evaluate the overlap frequency of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and overactive bladder syndrome (OBS), as well as other gastrointestinal and systemic symptoms, in functional dyspepsia (FD). Additionally, we sought to determine whether adult Rome III FD subtypes were uniquely related to overlap syndromes or symptoms. METHODS: The study was a retrospective review of 100 consecutive pediatric patients, age 8-17 years, diagnosed with FD...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Seyed Mohsen Dehghani, Seyed Alireza Taghavi, Hazhir Javaherizadeh, Maryam Nasri
BACKGROUND: - Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most common esophageal disorder in pediatrics. OBJECTIVE: - The aim of this study was to compare reflux parameters of typical and atypical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease using 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring and multichannel intraluminal impedance in pediatric population. METHODS: - In this prospective study, 43 patients aged less than 18 year with suspected gastroesophageal reflux disease were enrolled...
July 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
R D Zhuang, L J Tang, Y H Fang, K R Peng, J Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of the application of enteral nutrition (EN) in gastrointestinal disease in children, and to explore the possibility of the implementation of family EN. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of disease spectrum, EN approach, preparation, speed and time as well as adverse reactions and outcomes in 47 pediatric patients with gastrointestinal disease underwent EN therapy during July 2014 to March 2015. The nutrition indicators before and after EN therapy were compared by paired t-test...
July 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Mehmet Gündüz, Pınar Yamaç, Gökhan Baysoy
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is an important cause of morbidity in childhood. Although various diagnostic methods are available, short course of empiric treatment with a proton pump inhibitor is widely used in adults as a diagnostic test. Data about empiric treatment is scarce in children. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of empiric treatment of reflux-like symptoms in children. Pediatric gastroenterology outpatient files were searched and patients with a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux were found...
September 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Amy D Morris, Jennifer Chen, Elaine Lau, Jennifer Poh
BACKGROUND: Domperidone is a prokinetic agent used to treat pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease. Health Canada has issued warnings about an increased risk of domperidone-associated ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. However, the supporting data referred only to adult patients; therefore, extrapolating the safety risks to pediatric patients is difficult. OBJECTIVE: To summarize and evaluate the evidence for domperidone-associated QT interval prolongation, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death to determine the safety of this drug for pediatric patients...
May 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Femke A Mauritz, J M Conchillo, L W E van Heurn, P D Siersema, C E J Sloots, R H J Houwen, D C van der Zee, M Y A van Herwaarden-Lindeboom
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) in children primarily aims to decrease reflux events and reduce reflux symptoms in children with therapy-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim was to objectively assess the effect and efficacy of LARS in pediatric GERD patients and to identify parameters associated with failure of LARS. METHODS: Twenty-five children with GERD [12 males, median age 6 (2-18) years] were included prospectively...
July 1, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Nuria Boronat-Echeverría, Héctor Aguirre-Mariscal, Margarita Carmolinga-Ponce, Yolanda Sevilla-Delgado, Ricardo Miceli-Flores, Aisha Kennedy-Padilla, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to demonstrate Helicobacter pylori presence in otitis media with effusion (OME) and its association with symptomatology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: In a cohort study, 69 effusions were collected during tympanostomy tube insertion for H. pylori detection using PCR and ELISA. Validated questionnaires were performed according to age for clinical diagnosis of GERD; chi-square ×2 statistical analysis was made. RESULTS: Eight of the 69 ear effusions (5...
August 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Vasile Valeriu Lupu, Ancuţa Ignat, Gabriela Paduraru, Anamaria Ciubara, Mihaela Moscalu, Cristina Oana Marginean, Marin Burlea
The 24-hour esophageal pH-metry is the most widely used method to diagnose the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study compares the different scores obtained during the 24-hour esophageal pH-metry. A retrospective study over 5 years including 234 children (1 month and 18 years old) admitted in a pediatric gastroenterology regional center in Northeast Romania, with suspicion of GERD. They underwent 24- hour esophageal pH-metry, and the scores obtained (Boix-Ochoa, DeMeester, Johnson-DeMeester) were compared...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Olivier Reinberg
Replacement of the esophagus in children can be performed in cases of malformations, injuries, or acquired conditions. The new esophagus should allow normal oral feeding, with little or no gastroesophageal reflux, and be able to work well for the lifetime of the patient. For over a century, many substitutes have been used, such as segments of colon, the entire stomach, gastric tubes, or parts of the small bowel, but none are perfect or function like a normal esophagus. Esophageal replacements are demanding challenges for pediatric surgeons...
June 16, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Hamid Reza Azizollahi, Mandana Rafeey
PURPOSE: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs in pediatric patients when reflux of gastric contents presents with troublesome symptoms. The present study compared the effects of omeprazole and ranitidine for the treatment of symptomatic GERD in infants of 2-12 months. METHODS: This study was a clinical randomized double-blind trial and parallel-group comparison of omeprazole and ranitidine performed at Children Training Hospital in Tabriz, Iran. Patients received a standard treatment for 2 weeks...
May 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Seyed Hamidreza Abtahi, Azadeh Kazerooni, Nezamodin Brejis, Zahra Abdeyazdan, Hossein Saneian
BACKGROUND: Otitis media (OM) is the most common cause of childhood hearing loss and reason to visit the pediatrician. Furthermore, gastroesophageal reflux (GER) has been associated with a variety of upper aerodigestive tract symptoms or diseases, such as sinusitis, laryngitis, and otits. The objective of the present study was to determine the frequency of GER in children, aged 3 months to 7 years, with OM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective case-control study was conducted on 50 children with OM and 50 healthy children...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
Anna Górecka-Tuteja, Izabela Jastrzębska, Jacek Składzień, Krzysztof Fyderek
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the characteristic properties of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children with otitis media with effusion (OME) using 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance combined with dual-probe (pharyngeal and esophageal) pH-metry. METHODS: Children aged 7-10 years of age with OME underwent 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance pH-metry. The upper pH sensor was situated 1 cm above the upper esophageal sphincter, and the lower pH sensor was placed 3-5 cm above the lower esophageal sphincter...
July 30, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Milena Mariani, Valentina Decimi, Laura Rachele Bettini, Silvia Maitz, Cristina Gervasini, Maura Masciadri, Paola Ajmone, Gaia Kullman, Marco Dinelli, Roberto Panceri, Anna Cereda, Angelo Selicorni
Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare genetic condition related to mutation of various cohesion complex related genes. Its natural history is quite well characterized as regard pediatric age. Relatively little information is available regarding the evolution of the disease in young-adult age. In medical literature, only one specific study has been published on this topic. We report on our experience on 73 Italian CdLS patients (40 males and 33 females) with and age range from 15 to 49 years. Our results confirm the previous study indicating that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the main medical problem of these patients in childhood and young-adult age...
June 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
Rikke N Pedersen, Simone Markøw, Søren Kruse-Andersen, Niels Qvist, Oke Gerke, Steffen Husby, Lone Agertoft
BACKGROUND: Esophageal atresia (EA) is a congenital anomaly associated with substantial pulmonary morbidity throughout childhood. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate pulmonary complications among 59 five to 15-year-old children and adolescents with surgically corrected congenital EA. METHODS: Participants underwent a structured interview, spirometry, body plethysmography, mannitol challenge test, skin prick test, as well as measurements of the diffusion capacity, airway resistance, fraction of exhaled NO, and specific immunoglobulin E in serum...
May 10, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
N F Rinsma, F A Mauritz, L W E van Heurn, C E J Sloots, P D Siersema, R H J Houwen, D C van der Zee, A A M Masclee, J M Conchillo, M Y A Van Herwaarden-Lindeboom
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is a well-established treatment option for children with proton pomp inhibitor (PPI)-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Besides preventing reflux of gastric fluid and solid content, LARS may also impair the ability of the stomach to vent intragastric air (i.e. gastric belching) and induce gas-related complications, such as bloating and/or hyperflatulence. Furthermore, it was previously hypothesized that LARS induces a behavioral type of belching, not originating from the stomach, called supragastric belching...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Alessandra Moretto, Vittorio Scaravilli, Valentina Ciceri, Mariagrazia Bosatra, Federica Giannatelli, Bianca Ateniese, Milena Mariani, Anna Cereda, Simone Sosio, Alberto Zanella, Antonio Pesenti, Angelo Selicorni
Cornelia De Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare congenital disease characterized by typical facial dysmorphism, developmental disability, and limb deficiency defects. Various congenital malformations and medical complications have been described with gastroesophageal reflux as the major one. CdLS patients often require multiple high-risk anesthetic procedures. At San Gerardo Hospital (Monza, Italy) the management of CdLS patients is routinely organized through a standard protocol and a dedicated pediatric anesthesia team has been implemented...
June 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
Derek S Wakeman, Nicole A Wilson, Brad W Warner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Surgical therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is controversial with considerable debate ranging from the indications for antireflux surgery to surgical technique. This article will attempt to clarify these issues with the most up-to-date information available on the prevalence, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and surgical treatment of GERD in children. Although laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has become the most popular operation performed for pathologic reflux, its superiority over both open surgery and other types of fundoplication is not well established...
June 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
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