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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144018/navigated-retrograde-endoscopic-myotomy-rem-for-the-treatment-of-therapy-resistant-achalasia
#1
K D Pham, R F Havre, T Langø, E F Hofstad, G A Tangen, R Mårvik, T Pham, O H Gilja, J G Hatlebakk, A Viste
BACKGROUND: In achalasia, muscle spasm may involve the proximal esophagus. When the muscle spasm is located in the proximal esophagus, conventional per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) may not be sufficient to relieve symptoms. In this paper, we describe retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM) as a novel approach to perform myotomy of the proximal esophagus, with the application of a navigation tool for anatomical guidance during REM. We aim to evaluate the feasibility and safety of REM and usefulness of the navigation during REM...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142537/pneumatic-balloon-dilatation-for-achalasia-cardia-early-late-results-a-single-center-study
#2
S Waqar H Shah, Arshad K Butt, K Malik, Altaf Alam, Anwaar A Khan
Objective: Achalasia Cardia is treated by Pneumatic balloon dilatation, Heller's Myotomy and recently, by Peroral Esophagaeal Myotomy. This study reports the efficacy of pneumatic balloon dilatation as a non-surgical motility in achieving relief of dysphagia, clinical improvement and recurrence. Long-term complications were reported. Methods: Eight hundred ninety two adult achalasia patients of both genders were treated from January 1988 till December 2011, with pneumatic balloon (Rigiflex Microvasive(®)) dilatation, under fluoroscopy Barium swallow was obtained prior to and five minutes after dilatation to evaluate for efficacy of dilatation as well as for complications...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140553/outcomes-of-pneumatic-dilation-in-achalasia-extended-follow-up-of-more-than-25-years-with-a-focus-on-manometric-subtypes
#3
Michaela Müller, Christina Keck, Alexander J Eckardt, Sarah Werling, Till Wehrmann, Jochem König, Ines Gockel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pneumatic dilation (PD) is the most popular non-surgical treatment for achalasia. This study investigated predicting factors, including manometric subtypes for symptom recurrence in the long-term, in patients with achalasia treated with a single PD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1983 and 2013, a total of 107 patients were treated initially with a single PD and included in this longitudinal cohort study. Outcomes were correlated with demographics, symptoms (Eckardt Score), esophagographic and manometric features...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136668/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-a-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-developing-in-the-area-of-a-previous-heller-s-myotomy-for-achalasia
#4
Dario Biasutto, Jérôme Rivory, Sabine Roman, François Mion, Jean-Christophe Saurin, Thierry Ponchon, Mathieu Pioche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135385/redo-laparoscopic-heller-s-cardiomyotomy-for-recurrent-achalasia-is-laparoscopic-surgery-feasible
#5
Pranav Mandovra, Vishakha Kalikar, Ankur Patel, Roy V Patankar
BACKGROUND: Achalasia cardia is an esophageal motor disorder with raised lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure. Minimally invasive procedures have become the procedure of choice compared with conventional open surgery. After the primary surgery, recurrence or persistent symptoms have been noted in almost 10%-20% of cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case series, we share our experience with a series of 7 patients who presented to us from January 2010 to January 2017 for recurrent symptoms, following Heller's myotomy for achalasia cardia...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134329/esophageal-motility-disorders-new-perspectives-from-high-resolution-manometry-and-histopathology
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REVIEW
Hiroki Sato, Kazuya Takahashi, Ken-Ichi Mizuno, Satoru Hashimoto, Junji Yokoyama, Go Hasegawa, Shuji Terai
High-resolution manometry (HRM) and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) have contributed significantly to the field of esophageal motility disorders in recent years. The development of HRM has categorized various esophageal motility disorders with a focus on a diverse range of manometric anomalies. Additionally, the Chicago classification criteria is widely used for manometric diagnosis. Moreover, POEM was introduced as a minimally invasive radical therapy for achalasia and shows promise for other spastic esophageal motility disorders as well...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122601/per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-patients-with-or-without-prior-heller-myotomy-comparing-long-term-outcomes-in-a-large-u-s-single-center-cohort-with-videos
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Xiaocen Zhang, Rani J Modayil, David Friedel, Krishna C Gurram, Collin E Brathwaite, Sharon I Taylor, Maria M Kollarus, Sony Modayil, Bhawna Halwan, James H Grendell, Stavros N Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Heller myotomy (HM) is one of the most effective treatments for esophageal achalasia. However, failures do exist and the success rate tends to decrease with time. The efficacy of rescue treatments for patients with failed Heller is limited. A few small-scale studies have reported outcomes of per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in these patients. We conducted this study to systematically assess feasibility, safety, and efficacy of POEM on post-Heller patients. METHODS: Patients at least 3 months out from their POEM were selected from our prospective database: 318 consecutive POEMs performed from October 2009 to October 2016...
November 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113005/is-integrated-relaxation-pressure-a-promising-predictor-of%C3%A2-effectiveness-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
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Hong Jin, Wei Zhao, Lili Zhang, Zhongqing Zheng, Tao Wang, Lanlan Wu, Bangmao Wang
Background Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), first introduced in 2010, appears to be an effective therapy with few complications. This study aimed to find an optimal predictor of POEM outcome in achalasia. Methods We retrospectively assessed 89 patients diagnosed with achalasia who underwent POEM in General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, from September 2012 to March 2015. Associations of Eckardt score with symptom duration, lower esophageal resting pressure, 4-second integrated relaxation pressure (4s-IRP), and maximum esophageal diameter were assessed before POEM...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109489/the-first-case-of-mumps-associated-achalasia
#9
Luke Hillman, Darren M Brenner, Dustin A Carlson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108981/outcomes-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-treatment-of-esophageal-achalasia-with-a-median-follow-up-of-49-months
#10
Quan-Lin Li, Qiu-Ning Wu, Xiao-Cen Zhang, Mei-Dong Xu, Wei Zhang, Shi-Yao Chen, Yun-Shi Zhong, Yi-Qun Zhang, Wei-Feng Chen, Wen-Zheng Qin, Jian-Wei Hu, Ming-Yan Cai, Li-Qing Yao, Ping-Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has received wide acceptance as a highly effective and safe treatment for esophageal achalasia. Short-term and small-scale studies are ample but long-term large-scale studies are few. The aim of the study was to systematically analyze our long-term results of POEM, with particular emphasis on POEM failures and associated risk factors. METHODS: This is a single-center study. Consecutive POEM patients between August 2010 and December 2012 were included...
November 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102729/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-after-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-as-compared-with-heller-s-myotomy-with-fundoplication-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alessandro Repici, Lorenzo Fuccio, Roberta Maselli, Fabrizio Mazza, Loredana Correale, Daniele Mandolesi, Cristina Bellisario, Amrita Sethi, Mouen Kashab, Thomas Rösch, Cesare Hassan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) represents a less invasive alternative, as compared with conventional laparoscopic Heller's myotomy (LHM), for achalasia patients. It cannot be excluded, however, that the lack of fundoplication after POEM may result in a higher incidence of reflux disease, as compared with LHM. The aim was to conduct a systematic review of prospective studies reporting the incidence of reflux disease developed after POEM and LHM. METHODS: Literature search with electronic databases was performed (up to February 2017) to identify full articles on the incidence of gastro-esophageal reflux symptoms, endoscopic- and pH-monitoring-findings after POEM and LHM (with fundoplication)...
November 1, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089698/laparoscopic-heller-s-myotomy-for-achalasia-cardia-one-time-treatment-in-developing-countries
#12
Vishal Gupta, Hunaid Hatimi, Saket Kumar, Abhijit Chandra
Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy (LHM) and endoscopic balloon dilation are two main treatment modalities for achalasia cardia. The best treatment modality in Indian setting, however, is still unknown. Here, we present the early results of LHM in achalasia. Hospital data from January 2009 to October 2013 was analyzed. Preoperative assessment included Eckardt's scoring, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, barium swallow examination, and esophageal manometry. Thirty-five patients (19 males and 16 females, median age 31 years, range 12-65) underwent LHM with partial fundoplication (with intraoperative endoscopy)...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089268/oesophageal-motor-function-in-chronic-intestinal-idiopathic-pseudo-obstruction-a-study-with-high-resolution-manometry
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Aurelio Mauro, Guido Basilisco, Marianna Franchina, Alessandra Elvevi, Delia Pugliese, Dario Conte, Roberto Penagini
BACKGROUND: Chronic intestinal idiopathic pseudo-obstruction (idiopathic CIPO) is a rare heterogeneous condition for which the different phenotypes are difficult to be established. Oesophageal motility has shown to be impaired in patients with idiopathic CIPO at traditional manometry, whereas no studies have assessed it by high resolution manometry (HRM). AIMS: To evaluate oesophageal motility by HRM in patients with idiopathic CIPO. METHODS: 14 patients with idiopathic CIPO underwent oesophageal HRM...
October 20, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078682/the-current-state-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
#14
REVIEW
Shane P Smith, Brian E Louie
Achalasia is an acquired neuromuscular disorder that has been treated using a variety of modalities throughout medical history. Recently, the technique of per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) was introduced to treat the disease using a truly minimally invasive, natural orifice technique that is rapidly being adopted across the world. This review outlines the development of POEM, the technique itself, and gives a comparison to other procedures, specifically laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM).
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078570/robotic-technological-aids-in-esophageal-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Fabrizio Rebecchi, Marco E Allaix, Mario Morino
Robotic technology is an emerging technology that has been developed in order to overcome some limitations of the standard laparoscopic approach, offering a stereoscopic three-dimensional visualization of the surgical field, increased maneuverability of the surgical tools with consequent increased movement accuracy and precision and improved ergonomics. It has been used for the surgical treatment of most benign esophageal disorders. More recently, it has been proposed also for patients with operable esophageal cancer...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062443/the-choice-of-optimal-antireflux-procedure-after-laparoscopic-cardiomyotomy-two-decades-of-clinical-experience-in-one-center
#16
Mindaugas Kiudelis, Egle Kubiliute, Egidijus Sakalys, Laimas Jonaitis, Antanas Mickevicius, Zilvinas Endzinas
INTRODUCTION: Two types of partial wrap are commonly performed in achalasia patients after Heller myotomy: the posterior 270° fundoplication (Toupet) and the anterior 180° fundoplication (Dor). The optimal type of fundoplication (posterior vs. anterior) is still debated. AIM: To compare the long-term rates of dysphagia, reflux symptoms and patient satisfaction with current postoperative condition between two fundoplication groups in achalasia treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our retrospective study included 97 consecutive patients with achalasia: 37 patients underwent laparoscopic posterior Toupet (270°) fundoplication followed by Heller myotomy (group I); 60 patients underwent laparoscopic anterior partial Dor fundoplication followed by Heller myotomy (group II)...
September 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050088/-laryngeal-endoscopic-cricopharyngeal-myotomy-for-cricopharyngeal-achalasia-post-stroke
#17
J Wang, W Y Li, Y J Li, D H Yang, H Huo, X F Jin, Y Y Niu, X Tian, Z H Zhang, Y Chen, Z Q Gao
Objective: To explore the safety and validity of endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy in patients with cricopharyngeal achalasia. Methods: A total of 19 patients with cricopharyngeal achalasia suffered from sustained dysphagia were enrolled in this study. The patients were divided into transcervical cricopharyngeal myotomy(CPM) group and endoscopic CPM (ECPM) group. Swallowing function and complications were evaluated.SPSS7.0 software was used to analyze the data. Results: The swallowing function improved significantly in seven patients in ECPM group, and 9 patients improved in CPM group...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046961/modified-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-push-and-pull-technique
#18
Dan-Feng Zhang, Wei-Feng Chen, Mei-Dong Xu, Yun-Shi Zhong, Yi-Qun Zhang, Quan-Lin Li, Ping-Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a minimally invasive yet challenging procedure for achalasia. Additional technological innovations and improvements are important for simplifying the procedure. METHODS: We report the successful use of a modified POEM procedure, which utilized a "Push and Pull" technique, on a patient with achalasia. RESULTS: Our modifications resulted in a short operation time of only 35 min. No complications arose during or after the procedure, up to a follow-up period of 6 months, and symptoms were significantly and quickly improved...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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
#19
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/29046776/the-safety-of-endoscopic-esophageal-procedures-under-general-anesthesia
#20
Go Eun Kim, Duk Kyung Kim, Ji Won Choi, In Sun Chung, Da Woon Jung
BACKGROUND: With the increasing demand for general anesthesia for endoscopic esophageal procedures, anesthesiologists should understand the clinical characteristics of post-procedural complications (PPCs). METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the incidence of and risk factors associated with PPCs of endoscopic esophageal procedures performed under general anesthesia from July 2013 to November 2016. The final analysis included 129 patients; 114 who underwent esophageal endoscopic dissection for esophageal tumors and 15 cases of peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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