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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145294/recurrent-tracheoesophageal-fistula-in-an-adolescent-without-persistent-symptoms-a-case-report
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Jun-Hong Lin, Li Deng, Xing Li
RATIONALE: Congenital esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) ininfants have been treated well with surgery. Approximately 10% of children displayed recurrent fistula. In the present case, we reported recurrent TEF in an adolescent as a complication of EA/TEF in infancy. PATIENT CONCERNS: An infant was diagnosed with gross type C congenital EA and TEF and subsequentlyunderwent repair in early infancy, with division of the TEF and primary esophageal anastomosis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140849/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-superficial-proximal-esophageal-neoplasia-is-highly-successful
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Yi-Qun Zhang, Tao Chen, Chen Zhang, Quan-Lin Li, Wei-Feng Chen, Li-Qing Yao, Ping-Hong Zhou, Mei-Dong Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for superficial proximal esophageal neoplasia. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The surgery for a tumor located in proximal esophagus is relatively difficult and leads to a high morbidity and mortality. ESD is a minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of superficial neoplasia of the gastrointestinal tract allowing en block resection with low recurrence rates; however, ESD for superficial proximal esophageal neoplasia is little known...
December 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138756/sarcina-ventriculi-as-an-unknown-culprit-for-esophageal-stricturing
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Jennifer Behzadi, Rohan M Modi, Kashika Goyal, Wei Chen, Sheryl Pfeil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138120/recessive-mutation-in-tetraspanin-cd151-causes-kindler-syndrome-like-epidermolysis-bullosa-with-multi-systemic-manifestations-including-nephropathy
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Hassan Vahidnezhad, Leila Youssefian, Amir Hossein Saeidian, Hamid Reza Mahmoudi, Andrew Touati, Maryam Abiri, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Sophia Aristodemou, Lu Liu, John A McGrath, Adam Ertel, Eric Londin, Ariana Kariminejad, Sirous Zeinali, Paolo Fortina, Jouni Uitto
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is caused by mutations in as many as 19 distinct genes. We have developed a next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel targeting genes known to be mutated in skin fragility disorders, including tetraspanen CD151 expressed in keratinocytes at the dermal-epidermal junction. The NGS panel was applied to a cohort of 92 consanguineous families of unknown subtype of EB. In one family, a homozygous donor splice site mutation in CD151 (NM_139029; c.351+2T>C) at the exon 5/intron 5 border was identified, and RT-PCR and whole transcriptome analysis by RNA-seq confirmed deletion of the entire exon 5 encoding 25 amino acids...
November 11, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132520/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Rick Kellerman, Thomas Kintanar
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that results from the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus or oral cavity resulting in symptoms or complications. The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx. GERD affects quality of life and may cause erosive esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD is a clinical diagnosis and is most effectively treated with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129303/endoscopic-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Joel E Richter
In eosinophilic esophagitis, the main cause of solid-food dysphagia is tissue remodeling resulting in strictures and narrowed esophagus. Endoscopy and biopsies help to identify the degree of inflammation but often miss the fibrosis. Although initially considered dangerous, esophageal dilation has evolved into an extremely effective and safe treatment in fibrostenotic disease. The key is starting low with small-diameter bougies or balloons, and gradually dilating the esophagus and strictures to 16 to 18 mm. Results in more than 1000 adults and children have shown low rates of complications, especially perforations, and no deaths, but postprocedure chest pain is common...
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129300/eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-children-and-adults
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REVIEW
Jonathan E Markowitz, Steven B Clayton
Adults and children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) have distinct clinical and endoscopic presentations. Recognition of clinical signs, along with laboratory and endoscopic findings, is critical for the identification of patients with EoE because delay in diagnosis has been associated with esophageal remodeling and stricture formation. Clinical presentation varies considerably between adults and children. This is less due to differences in the disease and more due to patient differences. This article describes the similarities and differences in clinical presentation of children and adults with EoE, including areas of epidemiology, clinical and endoscopic presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment...
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129299/endoscopic-and-radiologic-findings-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#8
REVIEW
Jeffrey A Alexander
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) was first described by Landis in 1978. The disease is characterized by esophageal symptoms, primarily dysphagia in adult patients, and esophageal eosinophilic infiltration. The disease is associated with characteristic endoscopic findings, including edema, rings, furrows, exudates, and strictures. The typical radiographic findings of this disorder are rings, strictures, and small-caliber esophagus. The endoscopic and radiographic findings of EoE are the topic of this review.
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124403/esophagoesophagopexy-technique-for-assisted-fistulization-of-esophageal-atresia
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Isabelle Chumfong, Hanmin Lee, Benjamin E Padilla, Tippi C MacKenzie, Lan T Vu
PURPOSE: We describe our experience using a modified suture fistula technique for addressing tension in longer gap esophageal atresia (EA). Esophagoesophagopexy (EEP) is the tacking of the proximal and distal ends of esophageal pouches without formal anastomosis. In this retrospective cohort, we review the outcomes of patients with EA after EEP. METHODS: We reviewed the operative reports of EA cases treated at our institution from 1997 to 2016 and identified all patients described as having EEP...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122706/mid-to-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-indian-population-3-7-year-results-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Harshit Garg, Sandeep Aggarwal, Mahesh Chandra Misra, Pratyusha Priyadarshini, Ashish Swami, Lokesh Kashyap, Richa Jaiswal
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have addressed the mid to long term impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) on weight loss and obesity associated co-morbidities, particularly in Indian population. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of LSG in morbid obesity over 3-7 years follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of all patients who underwent LSG between January 2008 and March 2015 and completed their at least 1 year follow up till March 2016 was retrospectively reviewed using a prospectively collected database...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114599/dosimetric-and-clinical-outcomes-after-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-carcinoma-of-the-thoracic-esophagus
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Cai Xu, Mian Xi, Ritsuko Komaki, Peter A Balter, Meilin Huang, Brian P Hobbs, Luhua Wang, Steven H Lin
Purpose: The efficiency of radiation delivery via volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is indisputable, but outcomes after VMAT for thoracic esophageal carcinoma are largely unknown. Methods and materials: We retrospectively analyzed 65 patients with thoracic esophageal cancer who received VMAT to 50.4 Gy (range, 45-50.4 Gy) with concurrent chemotherapy from November 2012 to March 2016 at a single tertiary cancer center. We then used propensity score matching to match these 65 patients with 130 other patients treated with step-and-shoot intensity modulated radiation therapy (ssIMRT) and concurrent chemotherapy...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114596/clinical-outcomes-of-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-and-concurrent-chemotherapy-in-esophageal-carcinoma-a-single-institutional-experience
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Anussara Prayongrat, Cai Xu, Heng Li, Steven H Lin
Purpose: Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) is an emerging advanced radiation technique. Although dosimetric studies demonstrate the superiority of IMPT for improving target conformity and reducing unnecessary dose to critical normal tissues, clinical experience is limited. We aim to describe our preliminary experience implementing IMPT concurrently with chemotherapy in esophageal carcinoma (EC). Methods and materials: From May 2011 through February 2016, 19 patients with EC (median age, 73 years) were treated with IMPT using 180 to 250 MV protons with a median dose of 50...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113678/a-large-single-institution-review-of-tracheoesophageal-fistulae-with-evaluation-of-the-use-of-transanastomotic-feeding-tubes
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Joseph C Fusco, Juan L Calisto, Barbara A Gaines, Marcus M Malek
INTRODUCTION: Transanastomatic feeding tube (TAT) use in the repair of tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEF) with or without esophageal atresia (EA) and EA with or without TEF allows for earlier enteral feedings, however, may predispose to esophageal stricture. METHODS: We review our institutional experience with esophageal atresia repair over a 15-year period from 2000 to 2015 and report on our observed complication rate with emphasis on the surgical approach and use of TATs...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109874/esophageal-lichen-planus-understanding-a-potentially-severe-stricturing-disease
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Bharat Rao, Abhishek Gulati, Blair Jobe, Shyam Thakkar
A 67-year-old woman with a long-standing history of recurrent dysphagia and esophageal strictures failed to respond to aggressive antireflux management. She required multiple dilations for symptomatic strictures that were discovered throughout the esophagus. Intralesional, topical, and systemic glucocorticoid therapies were utilized without resolution in symptoms. Several years after initial presentation, histopathology ultimately demonstrated lichenoid features and a diagnosis of esophageal lichen planus (ELP) was confirmed...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101815/a-ptx-nitinol-stent-combination-with-temperature-responsive-phase-change-1-hexadecanol-for-magnetocaloric-drug-delivery-magnetocaloric-drug-release-and-esophagus-tissue-penetration
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Zhu Jin, Keqin Wu, Jingwen Hou, Kunhong Yu, Yuanyuan Shen, Shengrong Guo
An antitumor drug/esophagus stent combination can palliatively relieve malignant esophageal stricture and exert local chemotherapy to cancer. It is vital for effective treatment of cancer to control drug release and facilitate drug penetration into deep tissue after the combination is placed in the malignant strictured esophagus part. In this study, we firstly designed and prepared a novel antitumor drug/esophagus stent combination: a magnetocaloric nitinol stent coated with a bilayered film that consisted of one ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) layer as drug blocking layer and one EVA layer containing 10% paclitaxel (PTX) and 30% temperature sensitive phase-change fatty alcohol (1-tetradecanol, 1-hexadecanol or 1-octadecanol)...
October 27, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097867/dysphagia-thinking-outside-the-box
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REVIEW
Hamish Philpott, Mayur Garg, Dunya Tomic, Smrithya Balasubramanian, Rami Sweis
Dysphagia is a common symptom that is important to recognise and appropriately manage, given that causes include life threatening oesophageal neoplasia, oropharyngeal dysfunction, the risk of aspiration, as well as chronic disabling gastroesophageal reflux (GORD). The predominant causes of dysphagia varies between cohorts depending on the interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental risk factors, and is changing with time. Currently in white Caucasian societies adopting a western lifestyle, obesity is common and thus associated gastroesophageal reflux disease is increasingly diagnosed...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090243/feasibility-of-esophageal-stent-fixation-with-an-over-the-scope-clip-for-malignant-esophageal-strictures-to-prevent-migration
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Ko Watanabe, Takuto Hikichi, Jun Nakamura, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Mitsuru Sugimoto, Yuichi Waragai, Hitomi Kikuchi, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Mika Takasumi, Yuki Sato, Katsutoshi Obara, Hiromasa Ohira
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Fixation of an esophageal self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) with an over-the-scope-clip (OTSC) system for a benign stricture to prevent migration has been reported. However, the efficacy of SEMS fixation with an OTSC for malignant esophageal stricture remains unclear. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the feasibility of SEMS fixation with an OTSC for a malignant esophageal stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS : Twelve patients who underwent esophageal SEMS placement and fixation with an OTSC for a malignant esophageal stricture were included in this retrospective study...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064799/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-the-results-of-videolaparoscopic-fundoplication-at-five-years-after-surgery
#18
Andriy R Stasyshyn
INTRODUCTION: GERD reduces social activity and significantly affects the quality of life (QOL) of patients and the risk of complications (cancer of the esophagus, esophageal-gastric bleeding, strictures, perforation) is one of the most pressing problems of medicine of XXI century. The aim of the research is to evaluate the results of videolaparoscopic fundoplication at five years after surgery in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied results of videolaparoscopic antireflux surgery (VLAS) during 2009-2016 years in Department of Surgery and Endoscopy Faculty of postgraduate medical education Lviv National Medical University...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063954/a-gastroenterologist-s-perspective-on-the-role-of-barium-esophagography-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#19
David A Katzka
Although endoscopy is a sophisticated technique for evaluating patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the single diagnostic test that enables the most comprehensive assessment for GERD is a well-performed video esophagram. Not only does the barium study permit assessment of morphologic abnormalities in the pharynx and esophagus, but also oropharyngeal swallowing function, esophageal motility, and gastroesophageal reflux. These factors are especially important for detection of anatomic findings such as strictures and hernias, for assessment of esophageal motility before and after fundoplication, and for excluding conditions that mimic GERD...
October 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044576/long-term-outcomes-after-hand-sewn-versus-circular-stapled-25-and-29%C3%A2-mm-anastomotic-technique-after-esophagogastrectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Jack W Rostas, Beunca D Graffree, Charles R Scoggins, Kelly M McMasters, Robert C G Martin
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic stricture following esophagogastrectomy (EG) can lead to significant dysphagia, necessitating interventions such as endoscopic dilatation. These post-operative complications gain importance with the increased survival rate of patients after EG. This study aimed to assess the outcomes of both circular-stapled (CS: 25 and 29 mm) and hand-sewn (HS) anastomoses after EG. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively accrued data from December 2004 to December 2014 identifying all patients undergoing EG for esophageal cancer...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
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