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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439587/clinical-management-of-pediatric-achalasia
#1
Marinde van Lennep, Michiel P van Wijk, Taher I Omari, Marc A Benninga, Maartje M J Singendonk
Achalasia is a rare esophageal motility disorder. Much of the literature is based on the adult population. In adults, guidance of therapeutic approach by manometric findings has led to improvement in patient outcome. Promising results have been achieved with novel therapies such as PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM). Areas covered: In this review, we provide an overview of the novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for achalasia management and in what way they will relate to the future management of pediatric achalasia...
February 13, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410262/laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-vs-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-patient-reported-outcomes-at-a-single-institution
#2
Andrew N Hanna, Jashodeep Datta, Sara Ginzberg, Kevin Dasher, Gregory G Ginsberg, Daniel T Dempsey
INTRODUCTION: While laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) has been tstandard of care for achalasia, per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has gained popularity as a viable alternative. This retrospective study aims to compare patient reported outcomes between LHM and POEM in a consecutive series of achalasia patients with more than 1 year follow-up. METHODS: Demographic and procedure-related data for patients who underwent either LHM or POEM for achalasia between January 2011 and May 2016 were reviewed...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397656/current-status-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy
#3
REVIEW
Young Kwan Cho, Seong Hwan Kim
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been established as an optional treatment for achalasia. POEM is an endoluminal procedure that involves dissection of esophageal muscle fibers followed by submucosal tunneling. Inoue first attempted to use POEM for the treatment of achalasia in humans. Expanded indications of POEM include classic indications such as type I, type II, type III achalasia, failed prior treatments, including Botulinum toxin injection, endoscopic balloon dilation, laparoscopic Heller myotomy, and hypertensive motor disorders such as diffuse esophageal spasm, jackhammer esophagus...
January 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340927/achalasia-cardia-in-a-young-infant
#4
V Poornachand, K Kumarasamy, S P Karamath, V Seenivasan, Sumathi Bavanandam, Nirmala Dheivamani
Achalasia cardia is an esophageal motility disorder rarely reported in children and more so in young infants. Common clinical presentations include vomiting, dysphagia, regurgitation, recurrent pulmonary aspiration and failure to thrive. Diagnosis is made by barium swallow study and esophageal manometry, which is the gold standard test. Pharmocological management and endotherapy often fails and results in recurrence of symptoms. Laparoscopic Hellers myotomy, with or without anti-reflux procedure is the standard treatment of choice for children...
January 17, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321968/achalasia-with-massive-oesophageal-dilation-causing-tracheomalacia-and-asthma-symptoms
#5
Ana Gomez-Larrauri, Simon Galloway, Rob Niven
Achalasia is an uncommon oesophageal motor disorder characterized by failure of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter and muscle hypertrophy, resulting in a loss of peristalsis and a dilated oesophagus. Gastrointestinal symptoms are invariably present in all cases of achalasia observed in adults. We report a case of a 34 year-old female patient with long standing history of asthma-like symptoms, labelled as uncontrolled and steroid resistant asthma with no gastrointestinal manifestations. Thoracic CT scan revealed a massive oesophagus due to achalasia, which caused severe tracheomalacia as a result of tracheal compression...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319024/what-to-do-when-heller-s-myotomy-fails-pneumatic-dilatation-laparoscopic-remyotomy-or-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Sonia Fernández-Ananín, Arnulfo F Fernández, Carmen Balagué, David Sacoto, Eduardo Maria Targarona
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of achalasia fails in 10%-20% of patients. The most frequent responsible cause is the performance of an incomplete myotomy at primary surgery. The treatment when the failure happens is not well defined. In this study, we review and evaluate the possible treatments to be carried out when surgical myotomy fails. We define its benefits and results, with the purpose of defining a therapeutic algorithm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The systematic review was performed following the guidelines established by the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology statement...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316591/minimally-invasive-myotomy-percutaneous-laparoscopic-surgical-approach-for-achalasia
#7
Lavinia Alessandra Barbieri, Davide Bona, Alberto Aiolfi, Giancarlo Micheletto, Marta Cavalli, Francesca Lombardo, Piero Giovanni Bruni, Giampiero Campanelli
The laparoscopic approach of the upper gastrointestinal tract is considered the gold standard for the treatment of functional benign esophageal disorders since 1990. In recent years, many efforts have been made to minimize the abdominal wall's trauma to reduce postoperative pain and to obtain a prompt return to daily activities, as well as improve cosmetic results of surgery. The progressive development of novel surgical devices has allowed for the introduction of new minimally-invasive surgical techniques...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218664/cost-effectiveness-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-relative-to-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-for-the-treatment-of-achalasia
#8
Erin K Greenleaf, Joshua S Winder, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Randy S Haluck, Abraham Mathew, Eric M Pauli
BACKGROUND: Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has recently emerged as a viable option relative to the classic approach of laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) for the treatment of esophageal achalasia. In this cost-utility analysis of POEM and LHM, we hypothesized that POEM would be cost-effective relative to LHM. METHODS: A stochastic cost-utility analysis of treatment for achalasia was performed to determine the cost-effectiveness of POEM relative to LHM. Costs were estimated from the provider perspective and obtained from our institution's cost-accounting database...
January 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156013/a-novel-strategy-to-initiate-a-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-program
#9
J Matthew Reinersman, Dennis A Wigle, Christopher J Gostout, Louis M Wong Kee Song, Shanda H Blackmon
OBJECTIVES: The standard of care for achalasia remains laparoscopic Heller myotomy with partial fundoplication. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been introduced as an alternative, but safety and long-term comparative efficacy are not yet established. We report our experience in developing a POEM program using a novel hybrid approach. METHODS: We developed a hybrid approach to POEM with a POEM followed by laparoscopic evaluation, extension of the myotomy, if necessary, and partial fundoplication...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142537/pneumatic-balloon-dilatation-for-achalasia-cardia-early-late-results-a-single-center-study
#10
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/29135385/redo-laparoscopic-heller-s-cardiomyotomy-for-recurrent-achalasia-is-laparoscopic-surgery-feasible
#11
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/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
#13
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/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: Journal of visualized surgery
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: Journal of Visualized Surgery
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/29019558/late-evaluation-of-dysphagia-after-heller-esophageal-myotomy-with-dor-fundoplication-for-achalasia
#17
Eduardo Rodrigues Zarco Câmara, Fernando Athayde Veloso Madureira, Delta Madureira, Renato Manganelli Salomão, Antonio Carlos Ribeiro Garrido Iglesias
BACKGROUND: All available treatments for achalasia are palliative and aimed to eliminate the flow resistance caused by a hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter. AIM: To analyze the positive and negative prognostic factors in the improvement of dysphagia and to evaluate quality of life in patients undergoing surgery to treat esophageal achalasia by comparing findings before, immediately after, and in long follow-up. METHODS: A total of 84 patients who underwent surgery for achalasia between 2001 and 2014 were retrospectively studied...
July 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989059/clinical-practice-update-the-use-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-achalasia-expert-review-and-best-practice-advice%C3%A2-from-the-aga-institute
#18
REVIEW
Peter J Kahrilas, David Katzka, Joel E Richter
The purpose of this review is to describe a place for per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) among the currently available robust treatments for achalasia. The recommendations outlined in this review are based on expert opinion and on relevant publications from PubMed and EMbase. The Clinical Practice Updates Committee of the American Gastroenterological Association proposes the following recommendations: 1) in determining the need for achalasia therapy, patient-specific parameters (Chicago Classification subtype, comorbidities, early vs late disease, primary or secondary causes) should be considered along with published efficacy data; 2) given the complexity of this procedure, POEM should be performed by experienced physicians in high-volume centers because an estimated 20-40 procedures are needed to achieve competence; 3) if the expertise is available, POEM should be considered as primary therapy for type III achalasia; 4) if the expertise is available, POEM should be considered as treatment option comparable with laparoscopic Heller myotomy for any of the achalasia syndromes; and 5) post-POEM patients should be considered high risk to develop reflux esophagitis and advised of the management considerations (potential indefinite proton pump inhibitor therapy and/or surveillance endoscopy) of this before undergoing the procedure...
November 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966450/comparison-of-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-versus-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-management-of-achalasia
#19
Steven G Leeds, J S Burdick, Gerald O Ogola, Estrellita Ontiveros
Achalasia is a rare disorder that has several treatment options. The gold standard of treatment is a surgical myotomy called a laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM). More recently, an endoscopic myotomy has become an option as well, called per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). An achalasia registry was queried for patients undergoing either LHM or POEM at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Patient demographics, preoperative and postoperative data points, and Eckardt scores were collected. The patients were further stratified into their follow-up intervals, immediate postoperative and long-term follow-up, to assess surgical success...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958274/age-and-achalasia-how-does-age-affect-patient-presentation-hospital-course-and-surgical-outcomes
#20
Darrell J Downs, Giavanna Jadick, Forat Swaid, Sharona B Ross, Alexander S Rosemurgy
Heller myotomy is the "gold-standard" therapy for achalasia, alleviating symptoms by defunctionalizing the lower esophageal sphincter mechanism. Observation has suggested many differences between young and old patients with achalasia, raising the question: is achalasia in younger patients a different disorder than it is in older patients? This study was undertaken to answer this question. With Institutional Review Board approval, 648 patients undergoing laparoscopic Heller myotomy from 1992-2016 were prospectively followed up...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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