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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054703/comment-on-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-combined-with-rossetti-fundoplication-r-sleeve-for-treatment-of-morbid-obesity-and-gastroesophageal-reflux
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EDITORIAL
Robert B Lim
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September 23, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049004/long-term-outcomes-of-transoral-incisionless-fundoplication-in-a-high-risk-pediatric-population
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Jason O Robertson, Marcus D Jarboe
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) is the standard for surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but postoperative complications and pain are common in patients with severe neurological impairment (NI) and those undergoing reoperative procedures. Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is an endoscopic alternative to treat GERD. Long-term results in pediatric populations are unknown. METHODS: Eleven patients who underwent TIF between January 2008 and September 2010 were included...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046957/heller-myotomy-versus-heller-myotomy-with-dor-fundoplication-for-achalasia-long-term-symptomatic-follow-up-of-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kristy Kummerow Broman, Sharon E Phillips, Adil Faqih, Joan Kaiser, Richard A Pierce, Benjamin K Poulose, William O Richards, Kenneth W Sharp, Michael D Holzman
BACKGROUND: Our prior randomized controlled trial of Heller myotomy alone versus Heller plus Dor fundoplication for achalasia from 2000 to 2004 demonstrated comparable postoperative resolution of dysphagia but less gastroesophageal reflux after Heller plus Dor. Patient-reported outcomes are needed to determine whether the findings are sustained long-term. METHODS: We actively engaged participants from the prior randomized cohort, making up to six contact attempts per person using telephone, mail, and electronic messaging...
October 18, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043691/-analysis-of-hypertrophic-pyloric-stenosis-size-does-matter
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Y González Ruiz, A Siles Hinojosa, N Álvarez García, R Fernández Atuán, P Bragagnini Rodríguez, J Elías Pollina
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the correlation between pyloric size and evolution of patients surgically treated for infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We realized a retrospective study of 109 patients undergoing IHPS in 5 years. We analyzed by χ2 test if a correlation between evolution time, age and postoperative vomiting and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and pyloric muscle thickness (group A > 4.5 mm and group B ≤ 4...
July 20, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043549/prevalence-and-predictors-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Saad Althuwaini, Fahad Bamehriz, Abdullah Aldohayan, Waleed Alshammari, Saleh Alhaidar, Mazen Alotaibi, Abdullah Alanazi, Hossam Alsahabi, Majid Abdularahman Almadi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) might be associated with a new onset or worsening of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We aim to evaluate the prevalence of post-LSG GERD symptoms and its predictors. METHODS: We included patients who underwent primary LSG at a university hospital from 2009 to 2015. We used the GERD-Health-Related Quality of Life (GERD-HRQL) questionnaire and included questions regarding regurgitation to evaluate symptoms before and after LSG; each item was scored from 1 to 5 based on the symptom severity...
October 18, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042857/clinical-implications-of-associations-between-headache-and-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-study-using-the-hallym-smart-clinical-data-warehouse
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Sang-Hwa Lee, Jae-June Lee, Youngsuk Kwon, Jong-Ho Kim, Jong-Hee Sohn
BACKGROUND: The brain and gastrointestinal (GI) tract are strongly connected via neural, endocrine, and immune pathways. Previous studies suggest that headaches, especially migraines, may be associated with various GI disorders. However, upper GI endoscopy in migraineurs has shown a low prevalence of abnormal findings. Also, the majority of studies have not demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and migraine, although a pathogenic role for HP infection in migraines has been suggested...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040484/esophagocardioplasty-vagotomy-antrectomy-and-roux-en-y-gastrojejunostomy-indication-in-cases-with-severe-esophageal-motor-disfunction
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I Braghetto, O Korn, A Csendes, J C Frias
Almost 10% of patients with Crest syndrome associated with severe gastroesophageal reflux and 5-10% of patients with failed cardiomyotomy for achalasia present with cardial or distal esophageal organic stricture. Some of these cases are poor risk patients for surgery and therefore the surgeon must offer a safe procedure with low morbimortality, keeping in mind the pathophysiological motor pattern of these patients.In order to treat the stricture to improve the esophageal transit we treated patients with esophagocardioplasty associated with vagotomy-antrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy, thereby avoiding the potential acid or biliary reflux in poor risk patients in whom esophagectomy would be a very deleterious procedure...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040001/is-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-associated-with-primary-acquired-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
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Sonul Mehta, Gui-Shuang Ying, Ahsen Hussain, John T Harvey
PURPOSE: To determine if patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO) have an increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) compared to the general population. METHODS: Cross-sectional case-control study. The Mayo Clinic Reflux Disease Questionnaire (RDQ) is used to help physicians diagnose GERD. The retrospective group consisted of patients who previously had a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) over a 4-year period by one surgeon (JTH) at one institution...
October 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038432/efficacy-and-safety-for-apatinib-treatment-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-real-world-study
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Yong Zhang, Chun Han, Juan Li, Li Zhang, Lijie Wang, Sisi Ye, Yi Hu, Li Bai
Apatinib has been proved to be effective and safe among patients in gastric cancer in Phase II and III Trials. We aimed to evaluate its efficacy and safety in real world practice, and to explore factors associated with efficacy. Between January 2015 and February 2017, totally 36 patients with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma or adenocarcinoma of gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) were enrolled and followed up retrospectively after failing at least two lines of systemic therapy. The mPFS was 2.65 months (95%CI 1...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037470/pathophysiology-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Jan Tack, John E Pandolfino
The pathogenesis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is complex and involves changes in reflux exposure, epithelial resistance, and visceral sensitivity. The gastric refluxate is a noxious material that injures the esophagus and elicits symptoms. Esophageal exposure to gastric refluxate is the primary determinant of disease severity. This exposure arises via compromise of the anti-reflux barrier and reduced ability of the esophagus to clear and buffer the refluxate, leading to reflux disease. However, complications and symptoms also occur in the context of normal reflux burden, when there is either poor epithelial resistance or increased visceral sensitivity...
October 13, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036607/endoscopic-and-histopathologic-reflux-associated-mucosal-damage-in-the-remnant-esophagus-following-transthoracic-esophagectomy-for-cancer-5-year-long-term-follow-up
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H F Fuchs, H M Schmidt, M Meissner, S Brinkmann, M Maus, M Bludau, W Schröder, A H Hölscher, J M Leers
Gastroesophageal reflux is a common problem following esophagectomy and reconstruction with gastric interposition. Despite a routine prescription of proton pump inhibitors, reflux-associated mucosal damage in the remnant esophagus is frequently observed. Purpose of this study is to evaluate mucosal damage in the esophageal remnant during long-term follow-up and to compare the prevalence of this damage between the subgroups of esophageal squamous cell and adenocarcinoma. All patients undergoing transthoracic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy were prospectively entered in our IRB approved database...
September 21, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036585/ambulatory-ph-impedance-pressure-monitoring-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-the-reflux-cough-syndrome
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T V K Herregods, A Pauwels, J Jafari, D Sifrim, A J P M Smout, A J Bredenoord, J Tack
Gastroesophageal reflux is considered to be a significant contributing factor to chronic unexplained cough. Patients are often presumed to have reflux-induced cough and are exposed to high-dose and long-term empirical therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) despite the limited treatment efficacy in this population. We aimed to assess the diagnostic value of 24-hour ambulatory pH-impedance-pressure monitoring for the diagnosis of reflux-induced chronic cough. In this multicenter study, we evaluated 192 patients with chronic cough using 24-hour pH-impedance-pressure monitoring off PPIs...
September 27, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034101/lamotrigine-induced-sexual-dysfunction-and-non-adherence-case-analysis-with-literature-review
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Kenneth R Kaufman, Melissa Coluccio, Kartik Sivaraaman, Miriam Campeas
BACKGROUND: Optimal anti-epileptic drug (AED) treatment maximises therapeutic response and minimises adverse effects (AEs). Key to therapeutic AED treatment is adherence. Non-adherence is often related to severity of AEs. Frequently, patients do not spontaneously report, and clinicians do not specifically query, critical AEs that lead to non-adherence, including sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction prevalence in patients with epilepsy ranges from 40 to 70%, often related to AEDs, epilepsy or mood states...
September 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034088/emerging-dilemmas-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Peter Kahrilas, Rena Yadlapati, Sabine Roman
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common, but less so than widely reported because of inconsistencies in definition. In clinical practice, the diagnosis is usually based on a symptom assessment without testing, and the extent of diagnostic testing pursued should be limited to that which guides management or which protects the patient from the risks of a potentially morbid treatment or an undetected early (or imminent) esophageal adenocarcinoma or which does both. When testing is pursued, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is the most useful initial diagnostic test because it evaluates for the major potential morbidities (Barrett's, stricture, and cancer) associated with GERD and facilitates the identification of some alternative diagnostic possibilities such as eosinophilic esophagitis...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032763/basics-in-endoscopic-ultrasound-part-1-diagnostic-indications-and-tissue-sampling
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Marta Serrani, Claudio Calvanese, Andrea Lisotti, Giancarlo Caletti, Ludovico Abenavoli, Pietro Fusaroli
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound has been used in the clinical arena for almost 35 years and it is now well-integrated in everyday hospital practice. METHOD: We conducted a systematic review of the available English-language articles. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to summarize all the relevant indications to endoscopic ultrasound and analyze its relevant data in terms of accuracy and clinical outcomes. RESULTS: More than 5000 scientific papers published in the literature have demonstrated its high accuracy for the diagnosis and staging of a variety of benign and malignant conditions...
October 9, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032757/an-evidence-based-review-of-medicinal-herbs-for-the-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
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Ayda Hosseinkhani, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Abdolali Mohagheghzadeh, Chunlin Long, Mehdi Pasalar
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common diseases in society, affecting up to 40% of the population. It has major impact on the quality of life and a high burden on medical expenditure. In this work, herbs used by ancient Iranians to treat GERD have been introduced. METHODS: Different well-known Persian textbooks and recent electronic databases were searched to explore the treatment of GERD and the pharmacological mechanisms of the identified medicinal plants...
October 10, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032661/a-prospective-study-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-the-expression-of-tight-junction-proteins-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptoms
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Kenichiro Okimoto, Makoto Arai, Hideaki Ishigami, Keiko Saito, Shoko Minemura, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoaki Matsumura, Tomoo Nakagawa, Tatsuro Katsuno, Masaki Suzuki, Yukio Nakatani, Osamu Yokosuka
Background/Aims: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is often erroneously diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD). The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of EoE and the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins in patients with GERD symptoms. Methods: One hundred patients with GERD symptoms and 10 healthy controls were prospectively studied. Sixty-two patients had symptoms refractory to proton pump inhibitors (PPI). All patients underwent esophageal biopsy...
October 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032119/a-systematic-review-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-systemic-corticosteroids-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Sherry Yu, Aaron M Drucker, Mark Lebwohl, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids are often used to treat atopic dermatitis (AD). However, few studies assessed the safety and efficacy of systemic corticosteroids in AD. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature on efficacy and safety of systemic corticosteroid use (oral, intramuscular, intravenous) in AD. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library were searched. We included systematic reviews, guidelines and treatment reviews of systemic corticosteroid use among patients of all ages with a diagnosis of AD (52 reviews and 12 studies)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030802/treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-using-radiofrequency-ablation-stretta-procedure-an-interim-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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Rakesh Kalapala, Harshal Shah, Zaheer Nabi, Santosh Darisetty, Rupjyoti Talukdar, D Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common chronic gastrointestinal disorder, affecting one third of the population worldwide. Recently, there has been a renewed interest in Stretta therapy in view of potential long-term side effects of PPIs and the durability of relief with fundoplication. METHOD: Prospective randomized study comparing the Stretta treatment with controls receiving PPIs. Patient (> 18 years, n = 20) with symptoms of heartburn, regurgitation, abnormal esophageal acid exposure (≥ 4%), and endoscopically confirmed esophagitis were included into the study...
October 14, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030800/endoscopic-treatment-of-subepithelial-lesions-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Vivien Wai Yin Wong, Osamu Goto, Hans Gregersen, Philip Wai Yan Chiu
Purpose of Review The study aimed to discuss novel endoscopic approaches to resection of submucosal lesions. Recent Findings Endoscopic resection by excavation, full-thickness resection, and submucosal tunneling are by now well-documented techniques for submucosal tumor resection. Combined approaches with laparoscopy such as several variations of laparoscopic endoscopic cooperation surgery (LECS) and non-exposed wall-inversion surgery (NEWS) are also possible now. Reports of these approaches show good results...
October 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
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