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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684249/standard-head-down-tilt-versus-modified-without-head-down-tilt-postural-drainage-in-infants-and-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Diana A Freitas, Gabriela Ss Chaves, Thayla A Santino, Cibele Td Ribeiro, Fernando Al Dias, Ricardo O Guerra, Karla Mpp Mendonça
BACKGROUND: Postural drainage is used primarily in infants with cystic fibrosis from diagnosis up to the moment when they are mature enough to actively participate in self-administered treatments. However, there is a risk of gastroesophageal reflux associated with this technique.This is an update of a review published in 2015. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of standard postural drainage (15º to 45º head-down tilt) with modified postural drainage (15º to 30º head-up tilt) with regard to gastroesophageal reflux in infants and young children up to six years old with cystic fibrosis in terms of safety and efficacy...
March 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684077/medication-burden-attributable-to-chronic-co-morbid-conditions-in-the-very-old-and-vulnerable
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Kelly L Moore, Kanan Patel, W John Boscardin, Michael A Steinman, Christine Ritchie, Janice B Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: Polypharmacy is common in older patients but relationships between polypharmacy and common co-morbid conditions have not been elucidated. Our goal was to determine relationships between daily oral medication use and common co-morbid disease dyads and triads using comprehensive medication and diagnostic data from a national sample of nursing homes (NH). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Nationally representative sample of U...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681813/hyperprogressive-disease-in-the-irradiation-field-after-a-single-dose-of-nivolumab-for-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
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Takatsugu Ogata, Hironaga Satake, Misato Ogata, Yukimasa Hatachi, Hisateru Yasui
Following the ATTRACTION-2 study, nivolumab was approved for advanced gastric cancer in Japan. However, pseudoprogression and hyperprogressive disease have been reported in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. We report a patient with gastric cancer who received nivolumab after radiotherapy only to experience rapid progression within the irradiation field after the first immunotherapy session. A 66-year-old man with dysphagia visited our hospital and was diagnosed with stage IV gastroesophageal cancer (human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 score = 0)...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681019/high-percentage-pathological-findings-in-obese-patients-suggest-that-esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy-should-be-made-mandatory-prior-to-bariatric-surgery
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Mizelle D'Silva, Aparna Govil Bhasker, Nimisha S Kantharia, Muffazal Lakdawala
ᅟ: Obesity is a global epidemic and will soon become the number one priority in healthcare management. Bariatric surgery causes a significant improvement in obesity and its related complications. Pre-operative esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (EGD) is done by several bariatric surgical teams across the world but is still not mandatory. AIM: To study the percentage of symptomatic and asymptomatic pathological EGD findings in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery and to analyze whether these findings influence the eventual choice of bariatric surgery...
April 21, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679337/revisional-bariatric-surgery-for-weight-regain-and-refractory-complications-in-a-single-mbsaqip-accredited-center-what-are-we-dealing-with
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Jeffrey Qiu, Peter W Lundberg, T Javier Birriel, Leonardo Claros, Jill Stoltzfus, Maher El Chaar
BACKGROUND: Revisional surgery is the fastest growing area in bariatric surgery, constituting 13.6% of all procedures performed as of 2015. This reflects a rising need to treat adverse sequelae of primary bariatric procedures. Despite the increase in revisions, their safety and efficacy remain controversial. The objective of this study is to review the experience of revisional bariatric surgery in our center and the relevant literature to date. METHODS: We performed an IRB-approved review of prospectively collected data from all patients undergoing revisional bariatric surgery between 2012 and 2015...
April 20, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678362/bowel-symptoms-in-patients-that-receive-proton-pump-inhibitors-results-of-a-multicenter-survey-in-mexico
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M J Schmulson, A C Frati-Munari
INTRODUCTION: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been associated with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which increases with prolonged PPI use, and SIBO has been associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to study the prevalence of bowel symptoms in patients treated with PPIs in Mexico. METHODS: Gastroenterologists in 36 cities surveyed patients treated with PPIs, utilizing an ad hoc questionnaire to determine the presence of bowel symptoms and IBS...
April 17, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676138/-clinical-experience-and-academic-thoughts-of-professor-liu-feng-bin-on-case-series-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-based-on-data-mining
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Zheng-Kun Hou, Ji-Ping Li, Zhuo-Qun Chen, Feng-Bin Liu
To analyze and summarize Professor LIU Feng-bin's clinical experience and academic thoughts on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the study group adopted the retrospective study for case series and expert interview, extracted the retrospective data, including the herbs, diseases, syndrome type, medical expense and quantity of herbs of GERD patients attended the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. Statistical description and binary Logistic regression were used for the identification and modification of syndrome type and initial core herbs...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675663/origins-of-metaplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-is-this-an-esophageal-stem-or-progenitor-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Wei Zhang, David H Wang
The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has been increasing in Western countries over the past several decades. Though Barrett's esophagus, in which the normal esophageal squamous epithelium is replaced with metaplastic intestinalized columnar cells due to chronic damage from gastroesophageal reflux, is accepted as the requisite precursor lesion for esophageal adenocarcinoma, the Barrett's esophagus cell of origin and the molecular mechanism underlying esophageal epithelial metaplasia remain controversial...
April 19, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674757/ten-initial-cases-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-treatment-of-esophageal-motility-disorders-at-okayama-university-hospital
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Yuusaku Sugihara, Keita Harada, Ryo Kato, Kenji Yamauchi, Shiho Takashima, Daisuke Takei, Yasushi Yamasaki, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Masahiro Takahara, Sakiko Hiraoka, Hiroyuki Okada
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for treatment of esophageal motility disorders has recently been reported to be highly effective and less invasive than other treatment. POEM was recently introduced in Okayama University Hospital under the supervision of a physician from a high-volume center. To verify the safety and efficacy of POEM during its introduction in our institution. We examined 10 cases in whom POEM was performed between January 2016 and April 2017. The patients included 7 men and 3 women, with a median age (range) of 49 years (17-74) and median symptom duration of 6 years (1-21)...
April 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674442/first-report-of-dramatic-tumor-responses-with-ramucirumab-and-paclitaxel-after-progression-on-pembrolizumab-in-two-cases-of-metastatic-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Sakti Chakrabarti, Haidong Dong, Harshita R Paripati, Helen J Ross, Harry H Yoon
Checkpoint inhibitors targeted at programmed cell death-1 receptor (PD-1) and its ligand (PD-L1) can result in significant benefit to a small proportion of patients with cancer, including those with tumors of the stomach and gastroesophageal junction. These drugs are now approved for several solid tumors, including the recent accelerated approval of pembrolizumab for gastroesophageal adenocarcinomas in the third-line setting and beyond based on the KEYNOTE-059 phase II trial. Data are lacking on the efficacy of chemotherapy after progression on PD-1 blockade in metastatic gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma...
April 19, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672302/mucosal-two-step-pathogenesis-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-repeated-weakly-acidic-stimulation-and-activation-of-protease-activated-receptor-2-on-mucosal-interleukin-8-secretion
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Lukas Winkelsett, Peter Malfertheiner, Thomas Wex, Arne Kandulski
BACKGROUND: Activation of protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR2) is involved in the mucosal immune pathogenesis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is characterized by proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-8 (IL-8). PAR2 activation on epithelial cells induces epithelial IL-8 secretion and initiates mucosal inflammation. METHODS: A human primary esophageal epithelial cell model was established to investigate the effects of repeated stimulation with weakly acidic solutions and subsequent PAR2 activation...
April 19, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671159/clinical-guidelines-update-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-barrett-s-esophagus
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REVIEW
Michelle Clermont, Gary W Falk
Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which metaplastic columnar epithelium replaces stratified squamous epithelium in the distal esophagus. This condition occurs due to chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease and is a risk factor for the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Multiple clinical guidelines have been published around the world in recent years to assist gastroenterologists in the management of these patients and have evolved as new data have become available. While some information such as surveillance technique has not drastically changed, there has been an evolution over the years in diagnostic criteria, screening and endoscopic therapy with a variety of subtle differences among the different guidelines...
April 18, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671158/barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-how-common-are-they-really
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REVIEW
Aaron P Thrift
Since the early 1970s, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) has increased dramatically in most Western populations while the incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma has decreased. As a result, EA has become the predominant subtype of esophageal cancer in North America and Europe and is an important contributor to overall cancer mortality. Barrett's esophagus (BE), a metaplastic columnar epithelium of the distal esophagus, is the known precursor lesion for EA. EA and BE occur more frequently in white men over 50 years old, as well as in people with frequent symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, in smokers, and in people who are obese...
April 18, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670925/pseudocirrhosis-in-a-patient-with-new-onset-dysphagia-and-history-of-ovarian-carcinoma
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Andrew Zanazanian, Amir Kalani, James H Tabibian
Pseudocirrhosis is an infrequently reported clinico-radiologic complication that primarily occurs in a subset of patients with a history of breast carcinoma metastatic to the liver that has been treated with systemic chemotherapy, particularly capecitabine, gemcitabine, trastuzumab, and/or paclitaxel. Even less common are cases of pseudocirrhosis secondary to other (i.e., non-breast) carcinomas. We describe a 43-year-old woman with a history of metastatic ovarian carcinoma treated several years prior with systemic chemotherapy who presented with progressive dysphagia and was found to have gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma and, incidentally, pseudocirrhosis...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670922/clinicopathological-features-and-increased-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-4-of-gastric-cardia-cancer-in-a-high-risk-chinese-population
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Guangcan Chen, Muming Xu, Jingyao Chen, Liangli Hong, Wenting Lin, Shukun Zhao, Guohong Zhang, Guo Dan, Shuhui Liu
The incidence of gastric cardia cancer (GCC) is high in China. However, the clinicopathological characteristics and the carcinogenesis of GCC are unclear. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is an important innate immunity receptor and has a role in non-GCC (NGCC). We compared the clinicopathological characteristics of GCC patients from a high-risk area in China to esophageal cancer (EC) patients. Immunohistochemistry for TLR4 was performed in 201 histological samples of normal gastric cardia mucosa ( n = 11), gastric cardia inflammation ( n = 87), and GCC ( n = 103)...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670781/-candida-krusei-empyema-thoracis-a-community-acquired-infection-requiring-a-high-index-of-suspicion
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Hazim Bukamur, Waseem Ahmed, Yazan Numan, Ibrahim Shahoub, Fuad Zeid
Empyema thoracis is a serious condition characterized by the accumulation of purulent fluid in the pleural cavity, typically following a pneumonia, subdiaphragmatic abscess, or esophageal rupture. Fungal empyema thoracis is a rare form of this condition with especially high mortality, in which the most frequently isolated fungus is Candida spp. This article presents a 74-year-old female with Candida krusei pneumonia and a complicated hospital course, initially presenting with nausea, vomiting, and dysphagia...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668913/defining-pneumonia-after-esophagectomy-for-cancer-validation-of-the-uniform-pneumonia-score-in-a-high-volume-center-in-north-america
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M F J Seesing, A Wirsching, P S N van Rossum, T J Weijs, J P Ruurda, R van Hillegersberg, D E Low
Surgery is a central component of multimodality therapy for esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancer. Pneumonia is a common sequela of esophagectomy, leading to an increase in intensive care unit stay, hospital stay, readmission rates, and postoperative mortality. Developing strategies to reduce pneumonia after esophagectomy is hampered by the absence of a standardized methodology for defining pneumonia. This study aims to validate the Uniform Pneumonia Score (UPS) in a high volume center in the USA...
April 14, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668668/tailored-fundoplication-with-endoluminal-functional-lumen-imaging-probe-allows-for-successful-minimally-invasive-hiatal-hernia-repair
#18
Min P Kim, Leonora M Meisenbach, Edward Y Chan
Endoluminal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP) can provide real time information about characteristics of the gastroesophageal junction. We performed retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on use of EndoFLIP during minimally invasive hiatal hernia repair to tailor the size of the crural closure and size of the fundoplication. We then determined whether it provides good reflux control without significant dysphagia. Forty patients underwent minimally invasive hiatal hernia repair with fundoplication...
April 17, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668562/the-association-between-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-with-acute-kidney-injury-and-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
Faisal Kamal, Muhammad A Khan, Miklos Z Molnar, Colin W Howden
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly prescribed medicines and are the mainstay of treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Recently, there has been an increase in the use of these medicines for unclear and inappropriate indications. Although generally well tolerated and considered to be safe, several observational studies have linked PPI use with a variety of conditions such as pneumonia, Clostridium difficile infection, fractures, hypomagnesemia, and dementia. The well-established association between PPIs and acute interstitial nephritis has raised questions about whether they may also cause acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666803/personalized-therapy-based-on-image-for-esophageal-or-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma
#20
REVIEW
Kazuto Harada, Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Anthony Lopez, Hideo Baba, Jaffer A Ajani
Preoperative therapy is the gold standard for esophageal or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. Positron emission tomography (PET) is not only essential for tumor staging, but changes in glucose consumption correspond with response to therapy and correlated with prognosis. Therefore, with further refinement, PET parameter can serve as a tool for personalized therapy. For instance, the Municon trials suggested the possibility of PET-response guided therapy for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) patients, however there are limitations...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
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