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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437322/double-lumen-polyamide-tube-stent-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-postcorrosive-esophageal-stenosis
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Marek Woynarowski, Maciej Dądalski, Violetta Wojno, Mikołaj Teisseyre, Leszek Hurkała, Emil Płowiecki
This article presents the results of endoscopic treatment for recurrent postcorrosive esophageal stenosis with a tube-stent developed at our institution. The tube-stent was implanted in 5 children with corrosive esophageal injury at the age of 2 to 8.5 years after 7 to 64 dilatation sessions during 5 to 118 months. In total, 13 tube-stents were implanted. One patient had undergone 9 procedures during 2.5 years and the tube-stent remained in place for 14 to 250 days. This patient was tube-stent-dependent due to the lack of any possibility of surgical reconstruction...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433104/wilson-disease-symptomatic-liver-therapy
#2
Jan Pfeiffenberger, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel
Wilson disease leads to symptomatic impairment of liver function or liver cirrhosis. Strict adherence to decoppering agents is essential in these patients. Secondary prevention of additional hepatic damage by avoidance of other toxic substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) and sufficient calorie intake is recommended. Routine examinations in cirrhotic patients include screening for signs of portal hypertension (esophagus varices), development of ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Where varices are present, primary or secondary preventive interventions may include treatment with nonselective beta-blockers or variceal ligation, similar to the approach in patients with liver cirrhosis due to other etiologies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428908/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-colon-from-esophageal-cancer
#3
Natasha Garg, Constance Stoehr, Yan Shi Zhao, Heather Rojas, Chung-Tsen Hsueh
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma represents 4% of all cancers in the United States. Patients with esophageal cancer frequently present with locally advanced disease, and about 40% of patients have evidence of metastatic disease on presentation. Common sites of metastasis include liver, lung and bone. Here, we present a rare case of colonic metastasis from primary esophageal SCC. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Caucasian male with a history of 20-pack-year cigarette smoking received surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced SCC of larynx...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428017/outcomes-and-toxicity-following-high-dose-radiation-therapy-in-15-fractions-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Penny Fang, Cameron W Swanick, Todd A Pezzi, Zhongxing Liao, James Welsh, Steven H Lin, Daniel R Gomez
PURPOSE: Accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy (AHRT) is increasingly used for select lung cancer patients. We evaluated clinical outcomes and predictors of pulmonary/esophageal toxicity in patients treated with ≥52.5 Gy in 15 fractions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We evaluated 229 patients treated with radiation therapy doses ≥52.5 Gy in 15 fractions for non-small cell lung cancer from January 2009 through January 2016. Toxicity was scored using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, v4...
March 9, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426463/treatments-for-achalasia-in-2017-how-to-choose-among-them
#5
Peter J Kahrilas, John E Pandolfino
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in achalasia diagnostics and therapeutics. RECENT FINDINGS: The cardinal feature of achalasia, impaired lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation, can occur in association with varied patterns of esophageal contractility. The Chicago Classification distinguishes among these as follows: without contractility (type I), with panesophageal pressurization (type II), with premature (spastic) distal esophageal contractions (type III), or even with preserved peristalsis [esophagogastric junction (EGJ) outlet obstruction]...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425656/considering-the-esophagogastric-junction-as-a-zone
#6
Shin Ichihara, Noriya Uedo, Takuji Gotoda
Siewert's classification of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) classifies tumors anatomically for determining the appropriate surgical technique. According to this classification, a type II tumor, true carcinoma of the cardia, is defined as a cancer within 1 cm proximal to 2 cm distal of the EGJ. Histological analysis indicates that the cardiac gland is present with a high degree of frequency between 1-2 cm to the gastric side and 1-2 cm to the esophageal side of the EGJ, which means that this zone can be considered as neither the stomach nor the esophagus but rather as a third zone known as the 'EGJ zone'...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425652/endoscopic-findings-of-esophagogastric-junction-in-children
#7
Yoshiko Nakayama, Shinobu Ida
Esophagogastric landmarks are recognizable in the same way both in children and in adults, and palisade-shaped vessels can be observed at the distal position of esophageal mucosa, even in infants. Few studies have been done in respect to Barrett's esophagus (BE) in children. Incidence of endoscopically suspected BE among all children undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is approximately 0.25-1.4%, but can be up to 9.7% in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Some data suggest that BE is an acquired disorder and point to the possibility of a congenital component in combination with severe mucosal injury...
April 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424841/dosimetric-predictors-of-radiation-induced-pericardial-effusion-in%C3%A2-esophageal-cancer
#8
Ichiro Ogino, Shigenobu Watanabe, Kentaro Sakamaki, Yuka Ogino, Chikara Kunisaki, Kazuo Kimura
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dose-volume parameters of the pericardium and heart in order to reduce the risk of radiation-induced pericardial effusion (PE) and symptomatic PE (SPE) in esophageal cancer patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. METHODS: In 86 of 303 esophageal cancer patients, follow-up CT was obtained at least 24 months after concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Correlations between clinical factors, including risk factors for cardiac disease, dosimetric factors, and the incidence of PE and SPE after radiotherapy were analyzed using Cox proportional hazard regression analysis...
April 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412031/alterations-in-hyolaryngeal-elevation-after-esophageal-anastomosis-a-possible-mechanism-for-airway-aspiration
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Numan Demir, Selen Serel Arslan, Sule Yalcin, Ayşe Karaduman, Feridun Cahit Tanyel, Tutku Soyer
AIM: A prospective study was performed to evaluate anatomical alterations and hyolaryngeal elevation (HE) by videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) in patients with esophageal atresia-tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF). METHODS: Patients operated for EA-TEF were evaluated for age, sex, type of atresia and time to esophageal anastomosis. All patients were evaluated by videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS). Penetration-Aspiration scale (PAS≥7 is considered as aspiration), distance between upper esophageal sphincter and 2nd cervical vertebrae (UES-C2) and hyolaryngeal elevation (HE) were evaluated by the same deglutitionist who was blind to the study...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409148/position-paper-of-inoea-working-group-on-long-gap-esophageal-atresia-for-better-care
#10
David C van der Zee, Pietro Bagolan, Christophe Faure, Frederic Gottrand, Russell Jennings, Jean-Martin Laberge, Marcela Hernan Martinez Ferro, Benoît Parmentier, Rony Sfeir, Warwick Teague
INoEA is the International Network of Esophageal Atresia and consists of a broad spectrum of pediatric specialties and patient societies. The working group on long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) set out to develop guidelines regarding the definition of LGEA, the best diagnostic and treatment strategies, and highlight the necessity of experience and communication in the management of these challenging patients. Review of the literature and expert discussion concluded that LGEA should be defined as any esophageal atresia (EA) that has no intra-abdominal air, realizing that this defines EA with no distal tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405997/tracheoesophageal-fistula-following-endotracheal-intubation-for-organophosphorus-poisoning
#11
Shailaja V Rao, Ajay K Boralkar, Prabhakar S Jirvankar, Mangala V Sonavani, Varsha Rotte Kaginalkar, Chimu Chinte
Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is an abnormal communication between the trachea and esophagus. Iatrogenic TEF can be due to endotracheal intubation, rigid bronchoscopy or tracheostomy. Tracheostomy tube cuff volumes and pressures require constant monitoring to avoid tracheal injury. Acquired TEF which occurs after prolonged intubation, usually develops after 15-200 days of mechanical ventilation. We report a case of a large TEF secondary to endotracheal intubation for organophosphorus poison-induced respiratory failure...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403237/evidence-of-neurofibromatosis-type-1-in-a-multi-morbid-inca-child-mummy-a-paleoradiological-investigation-using-computed-tomography
#12
Stephanie Panzer, Holger Wittig, Stephanie Zesch, Wilfried Rosendahl, Sandra Blache, Magdalena Müller-Gerbl, Gerhard Hotz
OBJECTIVE: In this study, an Inca bundle was examined using computed tomography (CT). The primary aim was to determine the preservation status of bony and soft tissues, the sex, the age at the time of death, possible indicators for disease or even the cause of death, as well as the kind of mummification. A secondary aim was to obtain a brief overview of the wrapping in order to gain additional information on the cultural background. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bundle belongs to the Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland, and was bought in Munich, Germany, in 1921...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402993/volumetric-laser-endomicroscopy-in-the-management-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#13
Arvind J Trindade, Cadman L Leggett, Kenneth J Chang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma is on the rise despite widespread appreciation that the precursor lesion is Barrett's esophagus. Studies have shown that some patients known to have Barrett's esophagus develop cancer despite their enrollment in conventional endoscopic surveillance programs. This highlights the need for advanced endoscopic imaging to help identify early neoplasia and prevent its progression to esophageal cancer. Recently, a wide-field, second-generation optical coherence tomography endoscopic platform called volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and made commercially available for advanced imaging in Barrett's esophagus...
April 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397447/campylobacter-concisus-as-the-etiologic-agent-of-gastrointestinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Katarzyna Akutko, Krzysztof Matusiewicz
A number of reports on the pathogenic influence of Campylobacter concisus on the human body and its role in many diseases of the gastrointestinal system, including gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus and inflammatory bowel disease, have appeared lately. Campylobacter concisus is a Gram negative bacteria which requires an anaerobic environment or microaerophilic environment with hydrogen for growth and is therefore difficult to culture. Due to this difficulty, the rate of infections in epidemiological data are underestimated...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396274/acellular-dermal-matrix-for-esophageal-stricture-prevention-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-a-porcine-model
#15
Ye Han, Jintao Guo, Siyu Sun, Weichao Wu, Sheng Wang, Nan Ge, Xiang Liu, Guoxin Wang, Shupeng Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is considered an effective treatment for early esophageal cancer and precancerous lesions. Esophageal stenosis is closely associated with quasi-circumferential ESD. We examined whether post-ESD esophageal stricture can be prevented by grafting an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) membrane. METHODS: Fourteen Bama miniature pigs were randomly divided into an ADM group (n=7) and a control group (n=7). Semi-circumferential ESD was performed at the distal esophagus in all animals, and in the ADM group, an ADM patch graft was placed at the resection site and secured innovatively with metal clips...
April 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391759/current-treatment-of-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#16
Changzhi Zhou, Yi Hu, Yang Xiao, Wen Yin
Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) often occur with esophageal or bronchial carcinoma. Currently, we rely on implantation of delicate devices, such as self-expanding and silicone stents, in the esophagus or trachea to cover the fistula and expand the stenosis in order to relieve patient pain. However, because each case is different, our approach may not be effective for every patient. Consequently, new devices and technology have emerged to address these situations, such as degradable stents, Amplatzer(®) devices, endobronchial one-way umbrella-shaped valves, and transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379845/esophageal-wall-dose-surface-maps-do-not-improve-the-predictive-performance-of-a-multivariable-ntcp-model-for-acute-esophageal-toxicity-in-advanced-stage-nsclc-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-chemo-radiotherapy
#17
Frank Dankers, Robin Wijsman, Esther G C Troost, René Monshouwer, Johan Bussink, Aswin L Hoffmann
In our previous work, a multivariable normal-tissue complication probability (NTCP) model for acute esophageal toxicity (AET) Grade  ⩾2 after highly conformal (chemo-)radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was developed using multivariable logistic regression analysis incorporating clinical parameters and mean esophageal dose (MED). Since the esophagus is a tubular organ, spatial information of the esophageal wall dose distribution may be important in predicting AET. We investigated whether the incorporation of esophageal wall dose-surface data with spatial information improves the predictive power of our established NTCP model...
April 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375487/the-role-of-heller-myotomy-and-poem-for-nonachalasia-motility-disorders
#18
F Schlottmann, N J Shaheen, R D Madanick, M G Patti
The best-defined primary esophageal motor disorder is achalasia. However, symptoms such as dysphagia, regurgitation and chest pain can be caused by other esophageal motility disorders such as Diffuse Esophageal Spasm (DES), Nutcracker Esophagus (NE) and the Hypertensive Lower Esophageal Sphincter (HTN-LES). Most patients with DES and HTN-LES who complain of dysphagia improve after a myotomy. Patients with NE whose main complaint is chest pain, often do not have relief of the pain and can even develop dysphagia as a consequence of the myotomy...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375477/clinical-outcomes-of-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-using-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-in-esophageal-cancer
#19
M A P van Ruler, F P Peters, M Slingerland, M Fiocco, D A R H Grootenboers, A J E Vulink, C A M Marijnen, K J Neelis
Patients with nonmetastatic esophageal cancer not suitable for surgery can be treated with definitive chemoradiotherapy with curative intent. The purpose of this retrospective study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes of definitive chemoradiotherapy using carboplatin and paclitaxel. Medical records were reviewed of patients treated for nonmetastatic squamous cell or adenocarcinoma of the esophagus between January 2009 and December 2013 in two collaborating institutes. Treatment consisted of external beam radiotherapy (28 fractions of 1...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375449/modified-anastomotic-technique-for-thoracolaparoscopic-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy-early-outcomes-and-technical-details
#20
H Zhang, L Chen, Y Geng, Y Zheng, Y Wang
Thoracoscopic intrathoracic esophagogastrostomy is a technically demanding operation; these technical requirements restrict the extensive application of minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy. In an attempt to reduce the difficulty of this surgical procedure, this study developed a modified anastomotic technique for thoracolaparoscopic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy. During the entirety of this modified approach, neither technically challenging operations such as intrathoracic suturing or knotting, nor special instruments such as an OrVil system or a reverse-puncture head are required...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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