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Xuefei Yang, Rong Hua, Kai He, Qiwei Shen, Qiyuan Yao
Laparoscopic surgery is a good choice for surgical treatment of hiatal hernia because of its mini-invasive nature and intraperitoneal view and operating angle. This article will talk about the surgical procedures, technical details, precautions and complications about laparoscopic hernioplasty of hiatal hernia.
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Maxwel Capsy Boga Ribeiro, Amanda Bueno de Araújo, Juverson Alves Terra-Júnior, Eduardo Crema, Nelson Adami Andreollo
Background: Surgical treatment of GERD by Nissen fundoplication is effective and safe, providing good results in the control of the disease. However, some authors have questioned the efficacy of this procedure and few studies on the long-term outcomes are available in the literature, especially in Brazil. Aim: To evaluate patients operated for gastro-esophageal reflux disease, for at least 10 years, by Nissen fundoplication. Methods: Thirty-two patients were interviewed and underwent upper digestive endoscopy, esophageal manometry, 24 h pH monitoring and barium esophagogram, before and after Nissen fundoplication...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
R Yadlapati, R N Keswani, K B Dunbar, A J Gawron, C P Gyawali, P J Kahrilas, P O Katz, D Katzka, S J Spechler, R Tatum, J E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND: Competent interpretation of esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) is integral to a quality study. Currently, methods to assess physician competency for the interpretation of esophageal HRM do not exist. The aim of this study was to use formal techniques to (i) develop an HRM interpretation exam, and (ii) establish minimum competence benchmarks for HRM interpretation skills at the trainee, physician interpreter, and master level. METHODS: A total of 29 physicians from 8 academic centers participated in the study: 9 content experts separated into 2 study groups-expert test-takers (n=7) and judges (n=2), and 20 HRM inexperienced trainees ("trainee test-taker"; n=20)...
October 13, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Diego Raimondo, Aly Youssef, Mohamed Mabrouk, Simona Del Forno, Valentina Martelli, Gianluigi Pilu, Nicola Rizzo, Letizia Zannoni, Roberto Paradisi, Renato Seracchioli
OBJECTIVE: Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction seems to play an important role in the pathophysiology of pain in women with with pelvic pain syndromes, including deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). The aim of the study was to evaluate static and dynamic morphometry of PFM in women affected by DIE, in comparison to asymptomatic control women, using three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) transperineal ultrasound. METHODS: A pilot, prospective study was conducted between March 2015 and November 2015, at our tertiary center...
October 8, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Francesco Torresan, Daniele Mandolesi, Alexandros Ioannou, Simone Nicoletti, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Franco Bazzoli
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is recognized to be a multifactorial disease and several mechanisms leading to reflux have been described, nevertheless its pathophysiology has not been fully clarified. Hiatus hernia is a known risk factor for GERD since it impairs the esophagogastric junction, leading to: reduction in lower esophageal sphincter pressure; increase in the frequency of the transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation; and impairment of esophageal clearance. Last generation diagnostic techniques have improved the understanding of these mechanisms...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Fuzeng Su, Cheng Zhang, Limu Ke, Zhi Wang, Yiliang Li, Huiling Li, Zhi Du
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety among laparoscopic Nissen, Toupet and Dor fundoplication in the treatment of hiatal hernia complicated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: Clinical data of 276 patients of hiatal hernia complicated with GERD undergoing operation in our hospital from December 2012 to January 2015 were retrospectively analyzed, including 149 patients of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (Nissen group), 41 of laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (Toupet group), and 86 patients of laparoscopic Dor fundoplication (Dor group)...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Alex Wade, Adam Dugan, Margaret A Plymale, James Hoskins, Amanda Zachem, John Scott Roth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: American Surgeon
E Virgilio, P Mercantini, M Cavallini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Ebaa Samkari, Meshari Alshalawi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
J Develay-Morice, N Frandji-Barbier, G Haddad, E Mousty, F Bretelle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Örs Péter Horváth, Gábor Varga, Zsanett Biró, András Papp, Laura Bognár, András Vereczkei
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is an effective treatment for patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease, when it is refractory to conservative management. In experienced centers the procedure is safe, although complications may develop either during surgery or in the early or late postoperative period, which may necessitate revisional surgery. Between 1998 and 2015 a total of 407 patients underwent laparoscopic antireflux surgery at the Department of Surgery, University of Pécs. This interval was divided into two periods...
September 2016: Magyar Sebészet
Aly Youssef, Marta Cavalera, Giuseppina Pacella, Ginevra Salsi, Giovanni Morganelli, Elisa Montaguti, Ilaria Cataneo, Gianluigi Pilu, Nicola Rizzo
OBJECTIVES: Caudal distension of female pelvic floor is common and results in perineal descent and a caudally curved hiatus (so called 'warping'). All the available ultrasound techniques to date however aim to reconstruct the pelvic floor using linear techniques (flat plane reconstruction). We aimed to evaluate the feasibility, reproducibility and potential usefulness of a new 3D technique, capable of reconstructing a curved plane of the levator hiatus. METHODS: We recruited a group of primiparous women to perform a 3D/4D transperineal ultrasound 3-6 months after delivery...
September 19, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ricardo Mohammed, Patrick Fei, John Phu, Megumi Asai, Gintaras Antanavicius
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a symptom frequently found in obese patients, and often is related to the presence of a hiatal hernia (HH). Surgeons may evaluate for the presence of HH on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). However, preoperative endoscopic presence or absence of a significant HH does not always correlate with intraoperative findings. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of detection of repairable HH between clinical, endoscopic, and intraoperative methods SETTING: Independent, university-affiliated teaching hospital METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all consecutive patients who had undergone a primary bariatric procedure sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, or biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch with routine preoperative EGD in a single institution from 2009-2013 was performed...
August 17, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
David Goitein, Nasser Sakran, Shlomi Rayman, Amir Szold, Orly Goitein, Asnat Raziel
BACKGROUND: Hiatal hernia (HH) is common in the bariatric population. Its presence imposes various degrees of difficulty in performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Preoperative upper gastrointestinal evaluation consists of fluoroscopic and or endoscopic studies OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of routine, preoperative barium swallow in identifying HH in patients undergoing LSG, and determine if such foreknowledge changes operative and immediate postoperative course regarding operative time, intraoperative adverse events, and length of hospital stay (LOS)...
August 5, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Zsuzsanna Ilona Katalin Jármy-Di Bella, Edward Araujo Júnior, Claudinei Alves Rodrigues, Luiza Torelli, Wellington P Martins, Antonio Fernandes Moron, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão
AIM: To assess the reproducibility of pelvic floor biometric parameters by translabial three-dimensional ultrasound compared with the OmniView® reformatting technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study involving 47 nulliparous women without symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. The hiatal area and right pubovisceral muscle width measurements were performed in the axial plane using both 3D ultrasound in the rendering mode and OmniView® techniques...
September 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
Stefan B Albrich, K Welker, B Wolpert, J Steetskamp, S Porta, A Hasenburg, C Skala
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic floor ultrasound plays a major role in urogynecologic diagnostics. Using 3D ultrasound we can identify integrity of levator ani and measure hiatal area in the axial plane. The main goal of our study was to measure hiatal area on Valsalva in a cohort of urogynecological patients. Furthermore, we aimed to correlate hiatal area with urogynecological symptoms, levator integrity and evaluate cut-off values for pelvic organ prolapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we included 246 patients seen for urogynecological problems in our tertiary urogynecological unit...
September 12, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Zeelha Abdool, Hans P Dietz, Gerhard B Lindeque
OBJECTIVE: To date most studies on the functional anatomy of the pelvic floor have focussed on Caucasian women. There is scant information on this topic involving other ethnic groups. This study investigates levator hiatal area and pelvic organ descent in three racially diverse ethnic groups of healthy nulliparous East Asian, Caucasian and Black South African females, using three dimensional (3D) transperineal ultrasound (TPUS). METHODS: A total of two hundred and seven nulliparous women from three different ethnic groups aged 18 to 40 years were recruited for this prospective observational study between June 2012 and April 2015...
September 8, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hiromu Miyake, Koji Fukumoto, Masaya Yamoto, Hiroshi Nouso, Masakatsu Kaneshiro, Mariko Koyama, Naoto Urushihara
Purpose Patients with asplenia syndrome (AS) are likely to have upper gastrointestinal tract malformations such as hiatal hernia. This report discusses the treatment of such conditions. Methods Seventy-five patients with AS underwent initial palliation in our institution between 1997 and 2013. Of these, 10 patients had hiatal hernia. Of the patients with hiatal hernia, 6 had brachyesophagus and 7 had microgastria. Results Of the 10 patients with hiatal hernia, 9 underwent surgery in infancy (7 before Glenn operation, 2 after Glenn operation)...
September 8, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Francis L O'Donnell, Stephen B Taubman
From 2005 through 2014, a total of 27,276 active component service members had incident diagnoses of hiatal hernia documented in their medical records. The overall incidence rate was 19.7 cases per 10,000 person-years (p-yrs); annual incidence rates ranged from 16.5 to 22.2 cases per 10,000 p-yrs. Rates overall increased monotonically with increasing age and were higher among Air Force and Army members, officers, and healthcare workers than their respective counterparts. During the surveillance period, the 27,276 service members who had incident diagnoses of hiatal hernia accounted for 44,092 hiatal hernia-related encounters overall (1...
August 2016: MSMR
Beáta Bodócsi, István Koncz, Zsigmond Hum, Orsolya Serfőző, József Pap-Szekeres, István Szabó
Chest pain is a common symptom in patients who visit Emergency Departments. The main task is to exclude life-threatening diseases such as acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary embolization and dissection of thoracic aorta. The authors present the history of a patient, who had an intense chest pain for 7 hours. In accordance with the diagnostic algorithm of chest pain, ECG, blood collection, chest X-ray and chest computed tomography angiography were performed. Acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary embolization and dissection of the thoracic aorta were excluded, however, chest computed tomography CT revealed a huge hiatal hernia as an incidental finding...
September 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
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