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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774563/alternative-therapies-for-gerd-a-way-to-personalized-antireflux-surgery
#1
Erwin Rieder, Martin Riegler, Aleksandar P Simić, Ognjan M Skrobić, Luigi Bonavina, Richard Gurski, Matthias Paireder, Donald O Castell, Sebastian F Schoppmann
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common disorder, known to affect about 20% of the Western population. Although conventional medical or surgical treatment has proven effective, there is certainly room for improvements. As only 10% of GERD patients are finally treated by antireflux surgery, a large therapeutic window exists. This treatment gap consists of patients who are not effectively treated with proton pump inhibitor but do not want to run the potential risks of conventional surgery. During the last two decades, several novel and intriguing options for the surgical treatment of GERD have been introduced and found their way into clinical use...
May 17, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773294/gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-and-nasal-symptoms-affect-the-severity-of-bronchitis-symptoms-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#2
Koichi Hasegawa, Susumu Sato, Kazuya Tanimura, Yoshinori Fuseya, Kiyoshi Uemasu, Yoko Hamakawa, Atsuyasu Sato, Michiaki Mishima, Shigeo Muro, Toyohiro Hirai
BACKGROUND: Cough and sputum production (symptoms of bronchitis) are common in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Extrapulmonary comorbidities, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and post-nasal drip, also cause bronchitis symptoms. The impact of extrapulmonary comorbidities on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD is unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify bronchitis symptoms and assess the impact of GERD and nasal symptoms on the severity of bronchitis symptoms in COPD...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773017/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-review-of-symptomatic-management
#3
Elsa S Tabrez, Azhar Hussain, Seetharama Rao, Ashraya Jagadeesh, Jagannadha Rao Peela, Shams S M Tabrez
Considered as a chronic illness, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has manifested itself as a widespread condition throughout the adult population. As a growing epidemic, GERD has reached a staggering prevalence of 10% to 20% in the Western world, by affecting up to 30 million people in the United States alone. Sixty percent of individuals in an adult population will experience symptoms and the impact of GERD over a period of 12 months, whereas a remarkable 20% to 30% of individuals will have weekly symptoms...
2018: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770925/esophageal-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-as-a-novel-approach-to-post-bariatric-surgery-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#4
John P Kuckelman, Cody J Phillips, Michael J Derickson, Byron J Faler, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: We sought to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) in patients with GERD after bariatric surgery. METHODS: Pre- and post-operative GERD quality of life (G-QOL) surveys were conducted. Standard indications (SI) group or the post-bariatric group (PB) created. Outcomes were compared between groups. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients analyzed with no losses to follow-up. All patients had preoperative testing confirming normal motility and presence of GERD...
May 16, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766521/current-and-future-perspectives-in-the-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#5
REVIEW
Junichi Akiyama, Shiko Kuribayashi, Myong Ki Baeg, Nicola de Bortoli, Elen Valitova, Edoardo V Savarino, Motoyasu Kusano, George Triadafilopoulos
Although the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) used to be lower in East Asia as compared to Western countries, it has recently been increasing, most likely due to the socioeconomic development in the East. The prevalence of both GERD and functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) ranges between 10% and 25% worldwide and there are distinct subgroups of patients with overlapping of GERD and FGIDs. However, the true prevalence of an overlap between GERD and FGIDs can be determined only when a formal pathophysiological evaluation has been performed...
May 16, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766511/relevance-of-histology-in-the-diagnosis-of-reflux-esophagitis
#6
REVIEW
Monika Tripathi, Catherine J Streutker, E Celia Marginean
Reflux esophagitis is an important clinical diagnosis; however, the histologic findings can be nonspecific and overlap with other entities. Various benign changes can produce diagnostic difficulties for pathologists. In this review, the typical histologic findings of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) of the esophagus are discussed, along with the issues relating to clinical correlation and technical aspects of endoscopic biopsies and specimen processing. The literature has been reviewed to discuss histologic definitions of GERD as well as current and developing controversies in the area of GERD...
May 16, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761528/nonerosive-reflux-disease-clinical-concepts
#7
REVIEW
C Prakash Gyawali, Dan E Azagury, Walter W Chan, Servarayan M Chandramohan, John O Clarke, Nicola de Bortoli, Edgar Figueredo, Mark Fox, Daniela Jodorkovsky, Adriana Lazarescu, Peter Malfertheiner, Jan Martinek, Kenric M Murayama, Roberto Penagini, Edoardo Savarino, Katerina P Shetler, Ellen Stein, Roger P Tatum, Justin Wu
Esophageal symptoms can arise from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as other mucosal and motor processes, structural disease, and functional esophageal syndromes. GERD is the most common esophageal disorder, but diagnosis may not be straightforward when symptoms persist despite empiric acid suppressive therapy and when mucosal erosions are not seen on endoscopy (as for nonerosive reflux disease, NERD). Esophageal physiological tests (ambulatory pH or pH-impedance monitoring and manometry) can be of value in defining abnormal reflux burden and reflux-symptom association...
May 15, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757356/developing-a-diagnostic-understanding-of-gerd-phenotypes-through-the-analysis-of-levels-of-mucosal-injury-immune-activation-and-psychological-comorbidity
#8
C Zhong, K Liu, K Wang, H Liu, H Su, J Wu, L Duan
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can present with typical or atypical symptoms. The aim of this study is to explore the underlying physiological and psychological mechanisms that lead to different symptomatic manifestations of GERD. A total of 238 patients diagnosed with GERD underwent gastroscopy, 24 h multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring, and psychological assessment with questionnaires. Patient symptoms were used to classify GERD into phenotypes of typical reflux syndrome (TRS, n = 87), reflux chest pain syndrome (RCS, n = 98), and extraesophageal syndromes (EES, n = 53)...
May 10, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756023/endoscopic-polymer-injection-and-endoluminal-plication-in-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-evaluation-of-long-term-results
#9
Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura, Rubens A A Sallum, Ary Nasi, Martin Coronel, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Eduardo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Mauricio Kazuyoshi Minata, Marcelo Cury, Angela Falcão, Ivan Cecconello, Paulo Sakai
Background and study aims:  Us of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has made endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) more efficient, with reduction in morbidity and complications. However, some patients persist with symptoms despite medical treatment and some are not compliant with it or cannot afford it for financial reasons, and thus they require non-pharmacological therapeutic options such as surgical fundoplication. Surgery may be effective in the short term, but there is related morbidity and concern about its long-term efficacy...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754440/indications-and-interpretation-of-esophageal-function-testing
#10
REVIEW
C Prakash Gyawali, Nicola de Bortoli, John Clarke, Carla Marinelli, Salvatore Tolone, Sabine Roman, Edoardo Savarino
Esophageal symptoms are common, and can arise from mucosal, motor, functional, and neoplastic processes, among others. Judicious use of diagnostic testing can help define the etiology of symptoms and can direct management. Endoscopy, esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM), ambulatory pH or pH-impedance manometry, and barium radiography are commonly used for esophageal function testing; functional lumen imaging probe is an emerging option. Recent consensus guidelines have provided direction in using test findings toward defining mechanisms of esophageal symptoms...
May 12, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742979/electrical-stimulation-of-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-to-treat-gastroesophageal-reflux-after-poem
#11
Erwin Rieder, Matthias Paireder, Ivan Kristo, Katrin Schwameis, Sebastian F Schoppmann
As per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is not followed by any anti-reflux procedure, a common concern is the risk of postoperative gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES-EST) could be an option for post-POEM GERD. A 68-year old male obese patient underwent successful POEM but developed GERD not responsive to proton pump inhibitors. Consecutively, the patient had implanted an electrical LES stimulation device, consisting of bipolar LES-electrodes connected to a subcutaneous pulse generator...
May 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733860/estradiol-mediates-relaxation-of-porcine-lower-esophageal-sphincter
#12
Ching-Chung Tsai, Shu-Leei Tey, Li-Ching Chang, Yu-Tsun Su, Kai-Jen Lin, Shih-Che Huang
Most pregnant women have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) during pregnancy. Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy is associated with GERD. The effects of estradiol on lower esophageal sphincter (LES) motility and GERD are not clearly known. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of estradiol on the motility of the porcine LES. Relaxations of clasp and sling strips of porcine LES caused by estradiol were measured using isometric transducers. We investigated the mechanism of estradiol-induced relaxation of the porcine LES using tetraethylammonium, apamine, iberiotoxin, glibenclamide, KT5720, KT5823, NG-nitro-l-arginine, tetrodotoxin, and ω-conotoxin GVIA...
May 5, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729168/changes-in-cholecystokinin-level-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-on-the-background-of-type-ii-diabetes
#13
Yelyzaveta S Sirchak, Mykhailo P Stan, Valeria V Brych
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The question of the combination and combined influence of the gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and many other chronic diseases of internal medicine, including diabetes, have not been studied enough. The aim: To investigate the changes in cholecystokinin (CCK) levels in blood serum of patients with GERD on the background of type II diabetes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: On the basis of the propaedeutics of internal diseases department of the medical faculty of the SHEI "UzhNU" during the period of 2016 - 2017, 48 patients were examined for type II diabetes with GERD (main group: group I)...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718833/comorbid-risks-of-psychological-disorders-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-disorder-using-the-national-health-insurance-service-national-sample-cohort-a-strobe-compliant-article
#14
Ye-Seul Lee, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Seong-Gyu Ko, Younbyoung Chae
This study was performed to examine the comorbidity risks between psychological disorders, such as depression, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) using nationally representative data from a National Sample Cohort of the National Health Insurance Service in Korea.The National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort (NHIS-NSC) database from 2010 to 2012 was used in this study. GERD patients were defined as those diagnosed with specific tests, with screened medication, and without any other gastrointestinal diseases...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717405/risk-of-gerd-related-disorders-in-obese-patients-on-ppi-therapy-a-population-analysis
#15
Simon Erridge, Osama M Moussa, Paul Ziprin, Ara Darzi, Sanjay Purkayastha
BACKGROUND: Increasing prevalence of obesity has shown an associated increase in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-related diseases. Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of such diseases. The study's aim was to analyze the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to determine factors that increase the propensity of obese patients on PPIs to develop Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal carcinoma. METHOD: A case-control population study was carried out, including patients from the CPRD...
May 1, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708896/how-the-pathologist-can-aid-in-the-assessment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#16
Parakrama Chandrasoma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide new concepts regarding the early pathologic changes of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that are associated with damage to the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). RECENT FINDINGS: A body of evidence exists that cardiac mucosa is a metaplastic esophageal epithelium rather than a normal gastric epithelium. Recent studies in asymptomatic volunteers suggest a potential mechanism for cardiac metaplasia in the squamous epithelium of the esophagus...
April 27, 2018: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707312/establishment-of-animal-model-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-by-per-oral-endoscopic-tunneling-a-preliminary-study
#17
Hai-Qing Hu, Hui-Kai Li, Ying Xiong, Xiao-Bin Zhang, Jun-Li Zhi, Xiao-Xiao Wang, En-Qiang Linghu
Background: Although a variety of antireflux procedures and medications are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), reliable large-animal models of GERD that can be used to objectively compare the efficacy of these treatments are lacking. We developed a method to establish large animal models of GERD by endoscopic sphincterotomy to develop an endoscopic treatment for GERD. Methods: In this study six flesh swine carcasses were used. A full thickness incision was made at the esophageal site 5 cm above the dentate line by per-oral endoscopic tunneling...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699708/the-effects-of-reflux-on-the-elderly-the-problems-with-medications-and-interventions
#18
REVIEW
Abie H Mendelsohn
Reflux-related complaints are a frequent cause for otolaryngology consultation, and with the aging population the concerns specific to the elderly reflux patient are critical. The elderly patient is less likely to present with typical laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms. Importantly, elderly patients typically have objective findings more severe than the level of the symptoms. Therefore, upfront invasive esophageal testing as opposed to an initial medical therapy trial is the recommended management strategy...
April 23, 2018: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697454/objective-evidence-of-reflux-control-after-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-one-year-results-from-a-post-approval-study
#19
Brian E Louie, C Daniel Smith, Christopher C Smith, Reginald C W Bell, George Kevin Gillian, Jeffrey S Mandel, Kyle A Perry, Walter Kurt Birkenhagen, Paul A Taiganides, Christy M Dunst, Howard M McCollister, John C Lipham, Leena K Khaitan, Shawn T Tsuda, Blair A Jobe, Shanu N Kothari, Jon C Gould
OBJECTIVE: To report 1-year results from a 5-year mandated study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) with the LINX Reflux Management System (Torax Medical, Shoreview, MN), a novel device for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Continued assessment of safety and effectiveness has been monitored in a Post Approval Study. METHODS: Multicenter, prospective study of patients with pathologic acid reflux confirmed by esophageal pH testing undergoing MSA...
April 24, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687695/correlation-between-the-reflux-finding-score-and-the-gerd-impact-scale-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#20
M Bianchetti, S Peralta, R Nicita, S E Aragona, G Ciprandi
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very common disorder. As there is no gold standard diagnostic tool, patient-based strategy is adopted in clinical practice. In this regard, there are questionnaires able to easily and rapidly assess symptom severity directly by the patient. The GERD Impact Scale (GIS) and the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) have been validated as diagnostic tools in routine clinical care. The present study aimed to correlate RIS values with GIS scores in a large cohort of GERD patients visited at gastroenterological clinics...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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