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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228393/quantifying-the-arousal-threshold-using-polysomnography-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Scott A Sands, Philip I Terrill, Bradley A Edwards, Luigi Taranto Montemurro, Ali Azarbarzin, Melania Marques, Camila M de Melo, Stephen H Loring, James P Butler, David White, Andrew Wellman
Objectives: Precision medicine for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) requires non-invasive estimates of each patient's pathophysiological "traits". Here we provide the first, automated technique to quantify the respiratory arousal threshold-defined as the level of ventilatory drive triggering arousal from sleep-using diagnostic polysomnographic signals in patients with OSA. Methods: Ventilatory drive preceding clinically-scored arousals was estimated from polysomnographic studies by fitting a respiratory control model (Terrill P et al...
November 9, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228243/normalized-serum-eosinophil-peroxidase-levels-are-inversely-correlated-with-esophageal-eosinophilia-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#2
B L Wright, S I Ochkur, N S Olson, K P Shim, E A Jacobsen, M A Rank, E S Dellon, J J Lee
Eosinophil peroxidase is an eosinophil-specific, cytoplasmic protein stored in the secondary granules of eosinophils. While eosinophil peroxidase deposition is increased in the esophagus in eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE), its potential role as a peripheral marker is unknown. This study aims to examine the relationship between serum eosinophil peroxidase and esophageal eosinophilia in eosinophilic esophagitis. Prospectively collected serum from 19 subjects with incident EoE prior to treatment and 20 non-EoE controls were tested for serum eosinophil peroxidase, eosinophilic cationic protein, and eosinophil derived neurotoxin using ELISA...
December 8, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228166/long-term-results-of-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-with-daily-low-dose-continuous-infusion-of-5-fluorouracil-and-cisplatin-ldfp-for-stage-i-ii-esophageal-carcinoma
#3
A Kumabe, J Fukada, R Kota, N Koike, Y Shiraishi, S Seki, K Yoshida, Y Kitagawa, N Shigematsu
We investigated long-term treatment outcomes and the feasibility of chemoradiotherapy consisting of daily-low-dose 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin (LDFP) chemotherapy plus radiotherapy for Stage I-II squamous cell esophageal cancer. Treatment records from the 2000 through 2008 period were reviewed retrospectively. Fractionated radiotherapy was performed with a total dose of 60 Gy delivered in 2 Gy per fraction. LDFP chemotherapy, as continuous infusion of 200 mg/m2 5-fluorouracil combined with one hour infusion of 4 mg/m2 cisplatin, was administered on the same days as radiotherapy...
December 8, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227857/salvage-esophagectomy-with-pancreatectomy-for-local-recurrence-of-thoracic-esophageal-cancer-after-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-a-case-report
#4
Noriyuki Nishiwaki, Yasuhiro Tsubosa, Masahiro Niihara
INTRODUCTION: We encountered a case of advanced thoracic esophageal cancer in which R0 resection was achieved by salvage esophagectomy with pancreatectomy, but relapse occurred in the early postoperative phase. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 64-year-old man with lower intrathoracic esophageal cancer received chemoradiotherapy, and a complete response was achieved. Subsequently, however, lymph node relapse, with infiltration into the pancreas, was observed. Thus, subtotal esophageal resection, total gastrectomy, distal pancreatectomy, and splenectomy were performed...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227754/genetic-variant-in-mir-124-decreased-the-susceptibility-to-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-chinese-kazakh-population
#5
Fei Wu, Mei Li, Weiyan You, Yu Ji, Xiaobin Cui, Jianming Hu, Yunzhao Chen, Lijuan Pang, Shugang Li, Yutao Wei, Lan Yang, Feng Li
AIMS: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is characterized by high prevalence and mortality worldwide, and it is very highly prevalent in China. ESCC is caused by various factors, including microRNAs (miRNAs) whose expression have been shown to play a major role in tumor generation. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in miRNAs could affect susceptibility to numerous cancers. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between SNPs in miR-124 and ESCC risk in the Chinese Kazakh population...
December 11, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227748/survival-in-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-varies-based-on-primary-tumor-location-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-analysis
#6
San-Gang Wu, Xue-Ting Chen, Wen-Wen Zhang, Jia-Yuan Sun, Feng-Yan Li, Zhen-Yu He, Xiao-Qing Pei, Qin Lin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the survival of patients with signet ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) based on primary tumor location. METHODS: Patient data were obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database (1988-2012) with ≥200 cases per tumor location. Cox regression analysis was used to investigate prognostic factors of cause-specific survival (CSS). RESULTS: We identified 24,171 patients. Of the patients, 63...
December 11, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227187/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-endoscopic-findings-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-at-18-month-follow-up
#7
Germán Viscido, Verónica Gorodner, Franco Signorini, Luciano Navarro, Lucio Obeide, Federico Moser
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has shown excellent results in terms of weight loss and resolution of comorbidities. Despite that, the effect of LSG on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is still a controversial topic. Our objective was to evaluate the presence of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, erosive esophagitis (EE), and hiatal hernia (HH) in obese patients undergoing LSG. METHODS: Prospective observational study. LSG patients were studied before and at 18-month follow-up...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226993/genetic-polymorphisms-of-microrna-machinery-genes-predict-overall-survival-of-esophageal-squamous-carcinoma
#8
Cuiju Wang, Hailing Dong, Haiyan Fan, Jianhua Wu, Guiying Wang
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA (miRNA)-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (miR-SNPs) in miRNA processing machinery genes are implicated in carcinogenesis, as they change the expression profiles of miRNA. Six miR-SNPs in miRNA processing machinery genes, including Dicer (rs3742330), RAN (rs14035), XPO5 (rs11077), TNRC6B (rs9623117), GEMIN3 (rs197412), and GEMIN4 (rs2740348), were evaluated for their association with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: The miR-SNP of the miRNA processing genes were genotyped using the polymerase chain reaction-ligase detection reaction (PCR-LDR) assay, while the XPO5 expression levels in ESCC tissues were measured by immunochemistry methods...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226103/clinical-application-of-vibration-controlled-transient-elastography-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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REVIEW
Xie-Er Liang, Yong-Peng Chen
Evaluation of the extent and progression of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis is of critical importance in the management and prognosis of patients with chronic hepatitis B. Due to the limitation of liver biopsy, non-invasive methods, especially liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by vibration controlled transient elastography, have been developed and widely applied for liver fibrosis assessment. LSM aims to reduce, but not to substitute, the need for liver biopsy for fibrosis/cirrhosis diagnosis. While LSM may have potential utility in monitoring treatment response, its applications in prediction of liver complications in terms of portal hypertension and esophageal varices, as well as disease prognosis, have been gradually validated...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225989/case-report-of-foreign-body-stuck-in-esophagus-with-failure-of-endoscopic-management-in-a-man-with-a-history-of-pica
#10
Holly Mulinder, Allison Ammann, Yana Puckett, Sharmila Dissanaike
This is a case report of foreign body ingestion in a 55-year-old intellectually disabled man with a history of pica and previous removal of ten plastic gloves from his rectum four months prior to this presentation. The patient presented after ingesting plastic gloves which formed large, rigid esophageal and gastric bezoars that were not amenable to endoscopic removal. An exploratory laparotomy and gastrostomy was performed, and a 10 × 4.5 × 2 cm gastric bezoar consisting of rigid plastic gloves was removed without complication...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225860/massive-hemorrhage-following-definitive-esophageal-chemoradiation-teaching-case-of-a-fatal-aortoesophageal-fistula-and-lessons-learned
#11
Gwendolyn J McGinnis, John M Holland, Charles R Thomas, Nima Nabavizadeh
Esophageal self-expandable metal stents and radiotherapy are valuable in combination for palliation and definitive treatment of esophageal cancer. However, risk of aortoesophageal fistula is significant in patients with evidence of malignant aortic invasion. Use of thoracic endovascular repair may represent an approach to early intervention in high-risk patients.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225836/cardiac-tamponade-occurred-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-conservative-management-of-the-esophagopericardial-fistula
#12
Davide Bona, Greta Isabella Saino, Massimo Medda, Valerio Panizzo, Giancarlo Micheletto
We describe the case of an esophagopericardial fistula generated after endoscopic submucosal dissection in a patient affected by a superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma immediately treated with percutaneous pericardial drainage and placement of a partially covered self-expanding metal stent that has been removed using the stent-in-stent technique after 35 days.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225745/heated-wire-humidification-circuit-attenuates-the-decrease-of-core-temperature-during-general-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-hip-surgery
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Sooyong Park, Seok-Hwa Yoon, Ann Misun Youn, Seung Hyun Song, Ja Gyung Hwang
Background: Intraoperative hypothermia is common in patients undergoing general anesthesia during arthroscopic hip surgery. In the present study, we assessed the effect of heating and humidifying the airway with a heated wire humidification circuit (HHC) to attenuate the decrease of core temperature and prevent hypothermia in patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery under general anesthesia. Methods: Fifty-six patients scheduled for arthroscopic hip surgery were randomly assigned to either a control group using a breathing circuit connected with a heat and moisture exchanger (HME) (n = 28) or an HHC group using a heated wire humidification circuit (n = 28)...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225275/jackhammer-esophagus-accompanied-by-esophageal-intramural-pseudodiverticulosis
#14
Kazuya Takahashi, Satoshi Ikarashi, Junji Yokoyama, Shuji Terai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225270/iga-vasculitis-with-simultaneous-cardiopulmonary-involvement-a-case-report
#15
Kazunori Bando, Hirofumi Maeba, Ichiro Shiojima
A 60-year-old man with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and reflux esophagitis was admitted to our hospital with hemoptysis, dyspnea, and leg edema. We diagnosed him with adult IgA vasculitis based on the presence of purpura, elevated serum IgA fibronectin complexes, pathophysiological findings, a skin biopsy showing leukocytoclastic vasculitis, and immunofluorescence studies demonstrating granular IgA and C3 deposits in the blood vessel wall. He showed concurrent cardiopulmonary involvement without involvement of the gastrointestinal system and kidneys, which are commonly affected in IgA vasculitis patients...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225197/percutaneous-transgastrostomic-interventional-radiology-operated-endoscopy-facilitates-foreign-body-removal-using-rigid-endobronchial-forceps
#16
Mamdouh Khayat, Jawad S Hussain, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Anthony N Hage, Ravi N Srinivasa
Retained foreign bodies within the stomach and proximal small bowel may be problematic in patients with prior cerebrovascular injury or head, neck and esophageal malignancy, given the increased vulnerability of this patient population to complications from aspiration and increased difficulty of esophagogastroduodenoscopy in cases of tumoral obstruction. This article presents an alternative method for foreign body retrieval through an existing gastrostomy tract, which offers the benefits of fast procedure times, reduction in radiation dose and fluoroscopy time, and allows for safer retrieval of foreign bodies by using direct visualization...
December 8, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225128/aortic-anatomy-and-complications-of-the-proximal-sealing-zone-after-endovascular-treatment-of-the-thoracic-aorta
#17
Jérémie Peidro, Mourad Boufi, Anderson Loundou, Olivier Hartung, Bianca Dona, Florent Vernet, David Bensoussan, Yves Alimi
BACKGROUND: The technical and clinical success of the thoracic aortic endovascular procedures rests mainly on the choice of the proximal sealing zone (PSZ). The latter can be the affected by multiple complications, all of them having a potential gravity and a direct link with the quality of the PSZ. The objective of this study was to analyze the risk factors of the occurrence of complications of the PSZ. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2015, all the patients treated by a thoracic stentgraft in zones 2, 3, or 4 were retrospectively reviewed, with analysis of the pre- and postoperative angio-CT...
December 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225081/enteral-nutrition-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-carcinoma-a-comparison-of-nasogastric-tube-esophageal-stent-and-ostomy-tube-feeding
#18
Fang-Jung Yu, Hsiang-Yao Shih, Chien-Yi Wu, Yun-Shiuan Chuan, Jui-Ying Lee, Hsien-Pin Li, Pen-Tzu Fang, Dong-Lin Tsai, Shah-Hwa Chou, I-Chen Wu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study prospectively recruited esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma patients who received esophageal stent, nasogastric tube (NG) or jejunostomy/gastrostomy feeding to compare the changes in nutritional status and quality of life during chemoradiation therapy (CRT). METHODS: In total, 81 patients were analyzed (stent 7, surgical ostomy 26, NG 19, oral intake 29). NG was inserted when despite medication dysphagia or pain worsened with oral feeding during CRT...
December 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224798/slide-esophagoplasty-vs-end-to-end-anastomosis-for-recalcitrant-esophageal-stricture-after-esophageal-atresia-repair
#19
Ali Kamran, Charles J Smithers, Michael A Manfredi, Thomas E Hamilton, Peter D Ngo, David Zurakowski, Russell W Jennings
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic stricture is a common complication following esophageal atresia (EA) repair. Patients with a recalcitrant stricture may require surgical intervention. The technique of re-anastomosis after stricture resection can affect patient outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: EA patients who underwent anastomotic stricture resection from July 2010 to February 2017 were reviewed. Patients after stricture resection in which slide esophagoplasty was performed were compared to the conventional approach of end-to-end anastomosis...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224771/revision-repair-of-type-iv-laryngotracheoesophageal-cleft-using-multiple-long-tapered-engaging-grafts
#20
Evan J Propst
An 8 year-old female with esophageal atresia and a type IV laryngotracheoesophageal cleft underwent tracheostomy, gastric pull-up and fundoplication with G-tube insertion at birth. She remained nil per os due to aspiration. The trachealis was separated from the esophagus that was reapproximated and clavicular periosteum was placed. A long posterior costal cartilage graft that engaged behind the cricoid plate and tapered inferiorly was inserted. A second thin cartilage graft was sutured to it distally to extend the length of the repair...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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