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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815025/oesophageal-candidiasis-and-squamous-cell-cancer-in-patients-with-gain-of-function-stat1-gene-mutation
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Sara Koo, Deepak Kejariwal, Tariq Al-Shehri, Anjan Dhar, Desa Lilic
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal candidiasis is a common, usually self-limiting opportunistic infection, but long-term infection with Candida is known to predispose to oral and oesophageal squamous cell cancer (SCC). Permissive factors that lead to immune deficiencies can underlie persistent or recurring candidiasis, called chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC). Secondary immune deficiencies are most often due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, antibiotic use and immunosuppressive treatment (steroids, chemotherapy)...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808884/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-hiatal-hernia-repair-in-nine-bariatric-patients-with-prior-sleeve-gastrectomy
#2
Francisco Igor B Macedo, Mia Mowzoon, Vijay K Mittal, Mubashir Sabir
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) may exacerbate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with a hiatal hernia (HH). Surgical repair may be needed, however prior LSG precludes standard HH repair with fundoplication. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our experience with bariatric patients with prior LSG undergoing laparoscopic HH repair from August 2010 to July 2016. Patient demographics and outcomes including mortality, length of stay (LOS), readmission rates, reoperation, and complications were described...
August 14, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803655/usefulness-of-pa32540-in-protecting-the-gastric-layer-while-providing-secondary-prevention-for-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Deepthi Kagolanu, Najia Sayedy, Syed Haseeb, Shivani Shah, Paul Lam, Swapna Munnangi, Prakash Viswanathan, Kent Stephenson
Aspirin has been the mainstay for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease to decrease early recurrence and severity of recurrent cardiovascular events. However, an increase in gastrointestinal bleeding due to aspirin is preventing many patients from adhering to this daily regimen. PA32540, a combination pill with aspirin and omeprazole, is a newly emerging intervention that has the potential to reinforce patient compliance with the aspirin regimen due to fewer gastrointestinal adverse effects. This systematic review assessed three recent phase 3 clinical trials investigating the safety and efficacy of PA32540...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780072/presentation-and-epidemiology-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#4
Joel E Richter, Joel H Rubenstein
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, and leads to substantial morbidity, though associated mortality is rare. The prevalence of GERD symptoms appeared to increase until 1999. Risk factors for complications of GERD include advanced age, male sex, white race, abdominal obesity, and tobacco use. Most patients with GERD presents with heartburn and effortless regurgitation. Coexistent dysphagia is considered an alarm symptom, prompting evaluation...
August 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780012/why-would-a-patient-complain-of-dysphagia-and-heartburn-after-multiple-bariatric-surgeries
#5
Tarek Debs, Niccolo Petrucciani, Jean Gugenheim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769580/esophageal-motility-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
#6
Eleni Sioka, George Tzovaras, Fotios Tsiopoulos, Dimitris Papamargaritis, Spyros Potamianos, Constantine Chatzitheofilou, Dimitris Zacharoulis
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) modifies the upper gastrointestinal tract motility. Controversial data currently exist. The aim of the study was to evaluate esophageal motility before and after LSG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Morbid obese patients scheduled for LSG underwent reflux symptoms evaluation and manometry preoperatively and postoperatively. The preoperative and postoperative results were compared and analyzed. RESULTS: Eighteen patients were enrolled...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763306/efficacy-and-safety-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-the-long-term-aspirin-users-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Khagendra Dahal, Sharan P Sharma, Jaspreet Kaur, Billie J Anderson, Gurpinder Singh
BACKGROUND: Long-term aspirin use in cardiovascular disease prevention may result in gastrointestinal bleeding. Although proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been shown to reduce the risks of peptic ulcers and dyspeptic symptoms in long-term aspirin users in the randomized controlled trials, there are safety concerns about the long-term use of PPI. STUDY QUESTION: What is the safety and efficacy of PPI in patients using aspirin in long term for prevention of cardiovascular diseases and stroke? METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CINAHL, ProQuest, and relevant references from inception through February 2015, and used random-effects model for meta-analysis...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763023/gastro-esophageal-reflux-in-children
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REVIEW
Anna Rybak, Marcella Pesce, Nikhil Thapar, Osvaldo Borrelli
Gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) is common in infants and children and has a varied clinical presentation: from infants with innocent regurgitation to infants and children with severe esophageal and extra-esophageal complications that define pathological gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although the pathophysiology is similar to that of adults, symptoms of GERD in infants and children are often distinct from classic ones such as heartburn. The passage of gastric contents into the esophagus is a normal phenomenon occurring many times a day both in adults and children, but, in infants, several factors contribute to exacerbate this phenomenon, including a liquid milk-based diet, recumbent position and both structural and functional immaturity of the gastro-esophageal junction...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761686/quality-of-life-and-psychological-and-gastrointestinal-symptoms-after-cholecystectomy-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Arne Talseth, Tom-Harald Edna, Kristian Hveem, Stian Lydersen, Eivind Ness-Jensen
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to examine gastrointestinal symptoms, quality of life and the risk of psychological symptoms after cholecystectomy. DESIGN: This is a prospective population-based cohort study based on the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) Norway. HUNT is a repeated health survey of the county population and includes a wide range of health-related items. In the present study, all 3 HUNT surveys were included, performed between 1984 and 2008. Selected items were scores on quality of life, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and selected gastrointestinal symptoms...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734832/superficial-esophageal-mucosal-afferent-nerves-may-contribute-to-reflux-hypersensitivity-in-non-erosive-reflux-disease
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P Woodland, J L Ooi, F Grassi, K Nikaki, C Lee, J A Evans, N Koukias, C Triantos, S A McDonald, M Peiris, R Aktar, L A Blackshaw, D Sifrim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the causes of heartburn in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Visible epithelial damage is seldom associated with symptom severity, evidenced by the significant symptom burden in patients with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) compared to patients with erosive reflux disease (ERD) or Barrett's esophagus (BE). We studied the distribution of mucosal nerve fibers in patients with NERD, ERD, and BE, and compared the results with those of healthy subjects...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723983/comment-on-prevalence-of-dyspeptic-symptoms-and-heartburn-of-adults-in-belo-horizonte-brazil
#11
Katherine Maria Usnayo, Pierre Palacios, Alejandro Piscoya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711175/the-prevalence-of-rome-iv-nonerosive-esophageal-phenotypes-in-children
#12
Lisa B Mahoney, Samuel Nurko, Rachel Rosen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of Rome IV nonerosive esophageal phenotypes in children using multichannel intraluminal impedance testing and to describe the rates of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) responsiveness and the frequency of microscopic esophagitis in these patients. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of all children ≥5 years of age who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy and multichannel intraluminal impedance testing off PPI therapy for evaluation of typical gastroesophageal reflux symptoms...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702984/regenerative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-and-laryngo-pharyngeal-reflux-from-research-to-cure
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S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, M Bianchetti, B Mangiavillano, T Zurlo, J Lotti, I La Mantia, K França, T Lotti
We present our observational study on 40 patients treated with the medical device containing sodium hyaluronic acid and magnesium alginate, performing a lubricating and hydrating action. This device is in the form of a gel, with topical action to contrast gastroesophageal reflux and to exert a mechanical role of protection of the mucosal tissues (mouth-pharyngo-esophageal mucosa and gastric mucose.). Forty patients were recruited aged between 22- and 72-years-old with painful dyspeptic Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptomatology in acute or in clinical phase (25 patients) and with pharyngolaryngo- tracheal symptomatology (15 patients)...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691051/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-using-flushknife-bt-a-single-center-series
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Shinwa Tanaka, Takashi Toyonaga, Fumiaki Kawara, Ian S Grimm, Namiko Hoshi, Hirofumi Abe, Yoshiko Ohara, Yoshinori Morita, Eiji Umegaki, Takeshi Azuma
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is an evolving new treatment strategy for achalasia. Although several kinds of electrosurgical knives have been used in performing POEM, the best device has yet to be determined. The FlushKnife BT is a waterjet-emitting short needle-knife with a small ball tip (BT) that offers the potential to perform all aspects of POEM with a single device. In this study, we evaluated the safety and efficiency of the FlushKnife BT for POEM...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687968/associations-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-and-endoscopically-proven-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#15
Youlim Kim, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee, Se Joong Kim
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is believed to be an important risk factor for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the association between OSA and GERD is not straightforward and has been incompletely characterized. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between OSA and GERD by performing both polysomnography (PSG) and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). METHODS: The enrolled patients underwent both PSG and EGD from October 2003 to July 2015 at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital...
July 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682989/the-role-of-esophageal-hypersensitivity-in-functional-heartburn
#16
Takashi Kondo, Hiroto Miwa
Functional heartburn (FH) is defined as a functional esophageal disorder characterized by symptoms of chronic heartburn with no apparent correlation to acid or nonacid reflux. In addition, its symptoms persist despite the lack of organic abnormalities or inflammation, esophageal motility disorders, or metabolic disorders. Although conditions presenting with esophageal symptoms without endoscopic abnormalities were previously categorized as nonerosive reflux disease, such conditions are now classified into 3 categories under Rome IV criteria: nonerosive reflux disease, reflux hypersensitivity, and FH...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682046/upper-gastrointestinal-conditions-nonmalignant-conditions-of-the-esophagus
#17
David S Estores, Ku-Lang Chang
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an allergic disorder of the esophagus. This diagnosis requires the presence of specific symptoms and a significantly elevated number of eosinophils in the esophageal lining as determined by endoscopic biopsies. Symptoms tend to be nonspecific among patients younger than 15 years. Among adults, dysphagia is the most common symptom. Comanagement with a gastroenterology subspecialist is essential, particularly for EE patients with a stricture. EE is commonly misdiagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
July 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681211/primary-and-redo-antireflux-surgery-outcomes-and-lessons-learned
#18
Saurabh Singhal, Daniel R Kirkpatrick, Takahiro Masuda, Janese Gerhardt, Sumeet K Mittal
INTRODUCTION: Some patients require one or more reoperative interventions after undergoing primary antireflux surgery (ARS). We compared outcomes after primary and reoperative ARS. METHODS: We queried a prospectively maintained database to identify patients who underwent ARS from September 23, 2003 to May 28, 2016. Patients were categorized into four groups: A (primary ARS), B (first reoperative ARS), C (second reoperative ARS), or D (≥ third reoperative ARS)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656044/pictograms-to-provide-a-better-understanding-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-in-chinese-subjects
#19
Wei Zhao, Hong Jin, Lili Zhang, Bin Wang, Fangyuan Sun, Huanli Jiao, Chao Sun, Bangmao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether pictograms could help people understand reflux symptoms. METHODS: Gastroenterologists (n = 28), non-GI physicians (n = 30), healthy people without medical education (n = 34), patients with gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) (n = 45), and general people (n = 100) were included. Pictograms denoting classic reflux symptoms (sour regurgitation, heartburn, retrosternal pain, and regurgitation) were created by the joint efforts of an artist and a gastroenterologist...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652013/willughbeia-cochinchinensis-prevents-scopolamine-induced-deficits-in-memory-spatial-learning-and-object-recognition-in-rodents
#20
Mao Van Can, Anh Hai Tran, Dam Minh Pham, Bao Quoc Dinh, Quan Van Le, Ba Van Nguyen, Mai Thanh Thi Nguyen, Hai Xuan Nguyen, Nhan Trung Nguyen, Hisao Nishijo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Willughbeia cochinchinensis (WC) has been used in Vietnamese traditional medicine for the treatment of dementia as well as diarrhea, heartburn, and cutaneous abscess and as a diuretic. AIM: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most prevalent diseases in elderly individuals. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) inhibitors have been widely used to treat patients with AD. In the present study, we investigated anti-AChE and anti-BChE activities of a natural product, WC, for its potential applications in therapies to prevent/treat dementia...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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