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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063112/conversion-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-to-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-is-effective-for-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-but-not-for-further-weight-loss
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Chetan D Parmar, Kamal K Mahawar, Maureen Boyle, Norbert Schroeder, Shlok Balupuri, Peter K Small
INTRODUCTION: Inadequate weight loss (IWL)/weight regain (WR) and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), unresponsive to medical management, are two most common indications for conversion of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). This study reports detailed outcomes of conversion of SG to RYGB for these two indications separately. METHODS: We interrogated our prospectively maintained database to identify patients who underwent a conversion of their SG to RYGB in our unit...
January 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049126/comorbidities-in-interstitial-lung-diseases
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George A Margaritopoulos, Katerina M Antoniou, Athol U Wells
Fibrosing lung disorders include a large number of diseases with diverse behaviour. Patients can die because of the progression of their illness, remain stable or even improve after appropriate treatment has been instituted. Comorbidities, such as acute and chronic infection, gastro-oesophageal reflux, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and obstructive sleep apnoea, can pre-exist or develop at any time during the course of the disease and, if unidentified and untreated, may impair quality of life, impact upon the respiratory status of the patients, and ultimately lead to disease progression and death...
January 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036160/bile-acids-a-potential-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-pharyngeal-malignancy
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Z Shellman, A Aldhahrani, B Verdon, M Mather, V Paleri, J Wilson, J Pearson, C Ward, J Powell
OBJECTIVE: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is thought to be a risk factor for head and neck malignancies. Bile acids are one of the principle components of gastric refluxate and have previously been implicated in the development of oesophageal and bowel malignancies. There is clear evidence that bile acids reflux into the laryngopharynx. Despite this, the carcinogenic properties of bile acids in this area are yet to be fully identified. We therefore investigated the potential role of bile acids in pharyngeal malignancy, through the highly conserved process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994297/musculoskeletal-health-of-40-65-year-old-males-and-females-in-kosova-and-the-impact-of-n05b-a02b-ppi-h2ra-h02ab-and-lifestyle-factors-on-it
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Ermira Krasniqi, Mynyr Koni, Harald Tschan, Blerim Krasniqi, Antigona Kabashi, Arben Boshnjaku
BACKGROUND: This observational, cross-sectional study investigates the impact of medication usage, physical activity (PA) and nutritional status on musculoskeletal health (MSH) in males and females aged 40-65 in the population of a post conflict, developing country. METHODS: Bone Mineral Density (BMD), T-score and Z-score at distal forearm regions (measured by DEXA scan), together with isometric hand grip strength (dynamometer) were evaluated in a total of 162 subjects (53 Males, average age 55...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973922/minimal-differences-in-prevalence-and-spectrum-of-organic-disease-at-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-between-selected-secondary-care-patients-with-symptoms-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-or-dyspepsia
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Andrew J Irvine, Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, Premysl Bercik, Paul Moayyedi, Alexander C Ford
OBJECTIVES: Gastro-oesophageal reflux and dyspepsia are felt to be separate upper gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. We aimed to measure the degree of overlap between them, and assess whether endoscopic findings differed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Demographic, symptom, upper GI endoscopy and histology data were collected from consecutive adults in secondary care. Patients were categorised according to whether they reported gastro-oesophageal reflux alone, dyspepsia alone or both, and patient demographics and endoscopic findings were compared...
December 15, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956447/towards-understanding-and-managing-chronic-cough
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Imran Satia, Huda Badri, Bashar Al-Sheklly, Jaclyn Ann Smith, Ashley A Woodcock
Chronic cough is a common and troublesome condition affecting approximately 12% of the general population. It is associated with poor quality of life with psychological, social and physical consequences. Patients typically complain of a dry irritating cough, driven by a strong urge to cough associated with a sensation or irritation located in the throat. Treatment of potential 'causes', ie asthma, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and rhino-sinusitis, may produce a complete or partial response, but the response of some patients to opiates and alpha-2-delta ligand antagonists (gabapentin and pregabalin) supports the concept that this is primarily a neurological disorder, characterised by hyper-responsiveness of the nerves...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904862/risk-factors-for-barrett-s-oesophagus
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Neel Sharma, Khek Yu Ho
BACKGROUND: Barrett's oesophagus (BO) is a premalignant condition associated with the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). Globally, the incidence of OAC is rising. Furthermore, the prognosis regarding the morbidity and mortality of OAC is bleak, with an estimated 5-year survival of 10-15%. Hence, detection of the premalignant phase is paramount. Endoscopy and biopsy sampling is the mainstay of diagnosis. Patients may present with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or be completely asymptomatic...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896821/clinical-symptom-tool-that-raises-the-index-of-suspicion-for-eosinophilic-oesophagitis-in-adults-and-drives-earlier-biopsy-for-definitive-diagnosis
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U von Arnim, F-W Röhl, S Miehlke, D Jechorek, D Reinhold, T Wex, P Malfertheiner
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) present with overlapping symptomatology and it is challenging to distinguish EoE from GERD clinically before endoscopy. AIM: To investigate the prognostic value of a set of clinical symptoms and laboratory values in patients with EoE and GERD. METHODS: In this prospective, single-centre, observational study, we compared clinical and laboratory data from 202 patients with EoE or GERD (10 relevant characteristics)...
February 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889322/landmark-reading-alterations-in-patients-with-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-symptoms-undergoing-diagnostic-gastroscopy
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Mustafa Kaplan, Alpaslan Tanoglu, Yusuf Serdar Sakin, Taner Akyol, Kemal Oncu, Muammer Kara, Yusuf Yazgan
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: There is still a debate about the exact measurement of the oesophagogastric junction and the diaphragmatic hiatus among clinicians. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences between landmark readings of gastroscopy on intubation and extubation, and to correlate these readings with a gastro-oesophageal reflux questionnaire. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 116 cases who underwent diagnostic gastroscopy between January 2013 and June 2013 were included in this study...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888615/unconjugated-secondary-bile-acids-activate-the-unfolded-protein-response-and-induce-golgi-fragmentation-via-a-src-kinase-dependant-mechanism
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Ruchika Sharma, Francis Quilty, John F Gilmer, Aideen Long, Anne-Marie Byrne
Bile acids are components of gastro-duodenal refluxate and regarded as causative agents in oesophageal disease but the precise mechanisms are unknown. Here we demonstrate that a specific subset of physiological bile acids affect the protein secretory pathway by inducing ER stress, activating the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) and causing disassembly of the Golgi apparatus in oesophageal cells. Deoxycholic acid (DCA), Chemodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) and Lithocholic acid (LCA) activated the PERK arm of the UPR, via phosphorylation of eIF2α and up-regulation of ATF3, CHOP and BiP/GRP78...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862298/two-years-experience-of-using-the-bravo-wireless-oesophageal-ph-monitoring-system-at-a-single-uk-tertiary-centre
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Nagendra M Rao, David I Campbell, Prithviraj Rao
AIM: The Bravo wireless pH monitoring system enables oesophageal pH to be monitored in children intolerant to nasal catheters and records measurements over 48 hours. This study aimed to document the minimum child weight that enabled successful capsule placement and any associated complications. We also compared the diagnostic sensitivity of 48 hours versus 24 hours. METHODS: We included 203 consecutive patients (122 male children) with clinically documented or suspected reflux symptoms...
November 12, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826993/psychometric-evaluation-of-a-daily-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-symptom-measure
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Peter Bytzer, Christina Reimer, Gary Smith, Milena D Anatchkova, Ray Hsieh, Joanne Wilkinson, S Jane Thomas, William R Lenderking
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the validity of the Heartburn Reflux Dyspepsia Questionnaire (HRDQ), a newly developed measure of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) symptoms. Specifically, the HRDQ was developed for patients, who still experience symptoms with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The psychometric properties of HRDQ were evaluated based on data from two clinical trials of patients with GORD with a partial response to PPIs, one from the UK and one from Denmark and Germany...
March 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792252/questionnaire-based-survey-in-a-developing-country-showing-noncompliance-with-paediatric-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-practice-guidelines
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Hayat Manasfi, Rima Hanna-Wakim, Imad Akel, Nadine Yazbeck
AIM: This 2015 study investigated whether Lebanese paediatricians diagnosed and managed gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants and children in accordance with the 2009 guidelines from the North American and European Societies for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. METHODS: Paediatricians members of the Lebanese Order of Physicians with updated email addresses were invited to complete a web-based survey between September and November 2015, to assess their knowledge and management of GERD...
October 28, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779277/persistent-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-symptoms-despite-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy
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Daphne Ang, Choon How How, Tiing Leong Ang
About one-third of patients with suspected gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) do not respond symptomatically to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Many of these patients do not suffer from GERD, but may have underlying functional heartburn or atypical chest pain. Other causes of failure to respond to PPIs include inadequate acid suppression, non-acid reflux, oesophageal hypersensitivity, oesophageal dysmotility and psychological comorbidities. Functional oesophageal tests can exclude cardiac and structural causes, as well as help to confi rm or exclude GERD...
October 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759417/oral-manifestations-of-gastrointestinal-diseases-in-children-part-3-ulcerative-colitis-and-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease
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C Mantegazza, F Angiero, G V Zuccotti
Alterations of the oral cavity are common in children: 22% of children aged less than 4 years and 44% of those aged more than 12 develop dental erosion, 9-95% of children in Europe and in North America develop gingivitis, with adolescents showing a prevalence of more than 60% [Italian Ministry of Health, Guidelines 2013]. Alterations within the oral cavity can be the first sign of systemic diseases and may thus allow for an early diagnosis and treatment. In particular, being the oral cavity a part of the gastrointestinal system, oral alterations can be an expression of a gastrointestinal disease...
September 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715354/validated-questionnaires-heighten-detection-of-difficult-asthma-comorbidities
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Naghmeh Radhakrishna, Tunn Ren Tay, Fiona Hore-Lacy, Robert Stirling, R Hoy, Eli Dabscheck, Mark Hew
Objective Multiple extra-pulmonary comorbidities contribute to difficult asthma, but their diagnosis can be challenging and time consuming. Previous data on comorbidity detection have focused on clinical assessment, which may miss certain conditions. We aimed to locate relevant validated screening questionnaires to identify extra-pulmonary comorbidities that contribute to difficult asthma, and evaluate their performance during a difficult asthma evaluation. Methods MEDLINE was searched to identify key extra-pulmonary comorbidities that contribute to difficult asthma...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629992/the-aging-digestive-tract-what-should-anesthesiologists-know-about-it
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Alex DE Leon
At present, elderly individuals represent approximately 18.5% of the European population and account for about 23% of surgical procedures performed. This patient population is at a higher risk for perioperative complications and adverse postoperative outcome. This narrative review highlights our current knowledge about physiological changes in the aging gut and the implications for anesthesiologists. The reduced response to stimuli in the pharynx, and reduction of the cough reflex that occurs in many older individuals, probably explains the increased incidence of aspiration pneumonia that occurs in the elderly...
December 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615716/asymptomatic-clostridium-difficile-colonization-in-two-australian-tertiary-hospitals-2012-2014-prospective-repeated-cross-sectional-study
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L Furuya-Kanamori, A C A Clements, N F Foster, C A Huber, S Hong, T Harris-Brown, L Yakob, D L Paterson, T V Riley
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors for asymptomatic toxigenic (TCD) and nontoxigenic Clostridium difficile (NTCD) colonization in a broad cross section of the general hospital population over a 3-year period. METHODS: Patients without diarrhoea admitted to two Australian tertiary hospitals were randomly selected through six repeated cross-sectional surveys conducted between 2012 and 2014. Stool specimens were cultured under anaerobic conditions, and C...
September 8, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604164/dental-complications-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-gord-guidance-for-physicians
#19
Rob Lee, Amin Aminian, Paul Brunton
There is a potential for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) to be under diagnosed by physicians. A quick, focused examination, requiring no special equipment, of a patients' dentition can assist in making a more accurate diagnosis where GORD is suspected. Guidance is provided for physicians as to what intra-oral signs are suggestive of intrinsic dental erosion, which is a clinical feature of GORD and its associated conditions. Use of this information will it is suggested improve outcomes for patients where GORD is suspected...
September 8, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599614/idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-effects-and-optimal-management-of-comorbidities
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REVIEW
Christopher S King, Steven D Nathan
Despite the development of pharmacological therapies that are effective in slowing the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), it remains a debilitating and lethal condition. In addition to the adverse effects caused by pulmonary fibrosis, most patients with IPF have associated comorbid conditions, which might negatively affect functional status, quality of life, and survival. Comorbid conditions can be pulmonary or extrapulmonary. Pulmonary comorbidities include pulmonary hypertension, emphysema, and lung cancer, while non-pulmonary conditions include venous thromboembolism, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, sleep-disordered breathing, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, and anxiety or depression...
January 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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