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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533267/emergency-computed-tomography-predicts-caustic-esophageal-stricture-formation
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Matthieu Bruzzi, Mircea Chirica, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Helene Corte, Thibault Voron, Emile Sarfati, Anne-Marie Zagdanski, Pierre Cattan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is the best predictor of stricture formation after caustic ingestion. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare the accuracy of emergency computed tomography (CT) and endoscopy in predicting risks of esophageal stricture. METHODS: We describe a CT classification of esophageal caustic injuries: Grade I show normal esophagus; Grade IIa display internal enhancement of the esophageal mucosa and enhancement of the outer wall conferring a "target" aspect; Grade IIb present as a fine rim of external esophageal wall enhancement...
March 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527559/eus-guided-gastroenterostomy-in-management-of-benign-gastric-outlet-obstruction
#2
Yen-I Chen, Theodore James, Amol Agarwal, Todd H Baron, Takao Itoi, Rastislav Kunda, Jose Nieto, Majidah Bukhari, Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, Omid Sanaei, Robert Moran, Lea Fayad, Mouen A Khashab
Background and study aims:  Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) in malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) appears to be promising; however, its role in benign GOO is unclear. The aim of this study was to ascertain the clinical efficacy and safety of EUS-GE in benign GOO. Patients and methods : This was an international retrospective series involving 5 tertiary centers. Consecutive patients who underwent EUS-GE between 1/2013 - 10/2016 for benign GOO were included...
March 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489543/complex-intraoral-reconstruction-using-a-single-free-anterolateral-thigh-flap-and-supermicrosurgery-after-corrosive-ingestion-in-a-14-month-old-child
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Mohammed H El Fahar
Oral chemical burn injuries induce more damage to the underlying tissues with extensive scarring. It is very well known that alkali causes severe liquefaction necrosis and injury to the deeper tissues. Pediatric facial burns must be managed thoroughly and always require complex reconstruction, which is a challenging process. So, any reconstructive surgeon must be aware of all the deformities that may have significant functional and aesthetic impact on the burn survivors especially children. Few medical studies addressed pediatric microsurgical reconstruction for oral burn injuries induced by chemical materials...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478253/blood-vessel-occlusion-with-erythrocyte-aggregates-causes-burn-injury-progression-microvasculature-dilation-as-a-possible-therapy
#4
Richard A F Clark, Justine Fenner, Arielle Sasson, Steve A McClain, Adam J Singer, Marcia G Tonnesen
Other than radiation, caustic strong alkali insults, and massive over-reactive inflammation (pyoderma gangrenosum), injury progression after trauma is usually secondary to ischemia from decreased blood vessel perfusion. Impeded blood flow contributes to injury progression in a variety of disorders including venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, flap and graft necrosis, sickle cell disease, cryoglobulinemia and other vasculopathies, vasculitis, post-myocardial infarction, and post stroke. The cause of impeded blood flow in these disorders/diseases is well known...
February 25, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403130/suicidal-nonorganophosphate-poisoning-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-south-india-nature-prevalence-risk-factors
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Rohit Ninan Benjamin, Thambu David, Ramya Iyadurai, K S Jacob
Background: People who deliberately ingest poisons commonly present to emergency departments of hospitals in India. However, there is a dearth of information on poisoning using nonorganophosphorus pesticides. Methods: This prospective, hospital-based study attempted to examine the nonorganophosphorus poisons used to attempt suicide. Data on sociodemographic characteristics of patients, site and source of poisons, co-ingested substances, premeditation, and reason for poisoning were collected...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286326/role-of-rdw-in-prediction-of-burn-after-caustic-substance-ingestion
#6
Emrah Aydin, Omer Faruk Beser, Soner Sazak, Ensar Duras
A quantifiable, quick, inexpensive and reproducible predictor is needed to decide if caustic substance ingestion results in burn regardless of the symptoms. A multicenter cohort study was conducted to investigate the predictive value of red cell distribution width (RDW) in detecting the esophageal burns. The data of 174 patients were retrospectively analyzed. Eleven patients were excluded due to inability to define the substance ingested. Complete blood count (CBC) was taken at admission, and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed within the first 12-24 h in all patients, regardless of their symptoms...
December 29, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216023/corticosteroids-for-preventing-caustic-esophageal-strictures-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Raji Katibe, Ibtihal Abdelgadir, Paraic McGrogan, Anthony K Akobeng
OBJECTIVES: Caustic ingestion can have a complicated clinical course.Corticosteroids are widely used but there is uncertainty about its role in preventing esophageal stricture formation following caustic ingestion.This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the available clinical evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids for preventing esophageal strictures following caustic injury. METHODS: We assessed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared corticosteroids versus no corticosteroids in the prevention of esophageal stricture formation following caustic ingestion...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207003/risk-factors-for-symptomatic-esophageal-stricture-after-caustic-ingestion-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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P Le Naoures, A Hamy, N Lerolle, E Métivier, E Lermite, A Venara
Esophageal stricture is a major secondary complication of ingesting caustic agents. We examined our experiences with caustic injuries with a view to finding clinical and biological risk factors of esophageal strictures secondary to caustic ingestion. Records were retrieved for 58 adults admitted consecutively to our intensive care unit for caustic ingestion. Fifty cases were managed conservatively and therefore retained for analyses. Patients were grouped according to whether they developed strictures or not during the follow-up period...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201954/accuracy-of-endoscopy-in-predicting-the-depth-of-mucosal-injury-following-caustic-ingestion-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Athena Alipour-Faz, Maryam Yousefi, Hassan Peyvandi
Introduction: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is currently considered as the primary method of determining the degree of mucosal injury following caustic ingestion. The present study aimed to evaluate the screening performance characteristics of EGD in predicting the depth of gastrointestinal mucosal injuries following caustic ingestion. Methods: Adult patients who were referred to emergency department due to ingestion of corrosive materials, over a 7-year period, were enrolled to this diagnostic accuracy study...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168156/the-anesthetic-management-of-button-battery-ingestion-in-children
#10
Richard J Ing, Monica Hoagland, Lena Mayes, Mark Twite
PURPOSE: Injuries related to button battery ingestion are common in children. This review provides an outline of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, management, and anesthetic implications in children who have ingested a button battery. SOURCE: A literature search was conducted in the United States National Library of Medicine PubMed database using the terms "button battery ingestion" and "children' and "removal" and "surgery" and "anesthesia". Ninety-six articles published in English were found from 1983-2017, and 62 of these articles were incorporated into this review...
November 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112883/a-new-paradigm-for-gerd-pathogenesis-not-acid-injury-but-cytokine-mediated-inflammation-driven-by-hif-2%C3%AE-a-potential-role-for-targeting-hif-2%C3%AE-to-prevent-and-treat-reflux-esophagitis
#11
REVIEW
Rhonda F Souza, Liela Bayeh, Stuart J Spechler, Uttam K Tambar, Richard K Bruick
Traditionally, reflux esophagitis was assumed to develop as a caustic, chemical injury inflicted by refluxed acid. Recently, however, studies in rats and humans suggest that reflux esophagitis develops as a cytokine-mediated inflammatory injury, with hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-2α playing a major role. In response to the reflux of acid and bile, HIF-2α in esophageal epithelial cells becomes stabilized, thereby increasing production of pro-inflammatory cytokines that attract T lymphocytes and other inflammatory cells to damage the esophagus...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036912/caustic-ingestion-in-the-elderly-influence-of-age-on-clinical-outcome
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Blazena Caganova, Tatiana Foltanova, Erik Puchon, Elena Ondriasova, Silvia Plackova, Tomas Fazekas, Magdalena Kuzelova
Caustic poisonings are still associated with many fatalities. Studies focusing on the elderly are rare. The purpose of the present study was to compare the clinical outcomes of caustic ingestion injury in elderly and non-elderly adults with regard to gender, intent of exposure, substance ingested, severity of mucosal injury, complications, and mortality. Caustic substance exposures reported to the National Toxicological Information Centre in Slovakia during 1998-2015 were reviewed retrospectively. The patients were divided into two groups: the non-elderly (<60 years) and elderly adults (≥60 years)...
October 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963377/a-frog-in-the-throat
#13
Hunniya Waseem, Matthew Welch
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 44-year-old woman, with an unremarkable medical history, presented in the middle of the night with discomfort in her throat. She described being assaulted by an assailant who put his 'fist in her mouth', trying to suffocate her. On examination, she had normal observations and no signs of injury, other than scratch marks around her mouth; she reported no odynophagia and was able to swallow fluids readily. During examination, she complained that lying flat made her increasingly uncomfortable and was causing burgeoning dyspnoea...
October 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894776/diagnostic-accuracy-of-computed-tomography-scan-in-detection-of-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-injuries-following-caustic-ingestion
#14
Hooman Bahrami-Motlagh, Mohammad Hadizadeh-Neisanghalb, Hassan Peyvandi
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopy is an invasive procedure and finding noninvasive alternative tools in detection of probable upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract injuries following caustic ingestion is an area of interest. The present study aimed to evaluate the screening performance characteristics of thoraco-abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan in this regard. METHODS: This prospective cross sectional study was conducted on patients presenting to emergency department following acute caustic ingestion...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894772/epidemiologic-features-and-outcomes-of-caustic-ingestions-a-10-year-cross-sectional-study
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Athena Alipour Faz, Fahimeh Arsan, Hassan Peyvandi, Mahbobeh Oroei, Omid Shafagh, Maryam Peyvandi, Maryam Yousefi
INTRODUCTION: Caustic ingestions are among the most prevalent causes of toxic exposure. The present 10-year survey aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic features and outcomes of caustic ingestion cases presenting to emergency department. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study on patients who were admitted to a referral toxicology center during 2004 to 2014, following caustic ingestion. Baseline characteristics, presenting chief complaint, severity of mucosal injury, complications, imaging and laboratory findings as well as outcomes (need for ICU admission, need for surgery, mortality) were recorded, reviewing patients' medical profile, and analyzed using SPSS 22...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877001/total-laparoscopic-approach-for-transhiatal-esophagectomy-and-gavriliu-s-esophagoplasty-in-children-with-caustic-esophageal-injuries
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Louise Montalva, Jérôme Viala, Daphné Michelet, Fernanda Frade, Hubert Lardy, Christine Vitoux, Arnaud Bonnard
BACKGROUND: Esophageal repair after caustic injury is a surgical challenge in children. The aim of this study was to report the first results of a total laparoscopic approach in transhiatal esophagectomy and esophageal replacement by an anisoperistaltic gastric tube. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of data from children operated on with a laparoscopic approach for transhiatal esophagectomy and Gavriliu's esophagoplasty between 2011 and 2015 was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665528/trauma-hazards-in-children-an-update-for-the-busy-clinician
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REVIEW
Andrew Ja Holland, Soundappan Sv Soundappan
Trauma and injury continue to be common in children and remain an important cause of mortality and morbidity. Legislation mandating the use of helmets for all cyclists appears to have been effective in reducing the incidence and severity of head and facial injuries, with no clear evidence of a reduction in cycling usage or activity. Straddle injuries, whilst uncommon and generally minor, require careful clinical assessment as they may be associated with urethral trauma. Quad bikes remain highly dangerous with continuing reports of deaths in child riders due to their inherent lack of stability: a ban on their use by children would seem the most effective solution...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638427/colopharyngoplasty-in-patients-with-severe-pharyngoesophageal-corrosive-injury-a-complicated-but-worthwhile-procedure-to-restore-gi-tract-continuity-a-case-series
#18
Mahdi Zangi, Seyed Reza Saghebi, Ali Biharas Monfared, Seyedamirmohammad Lajevardi, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr
BACKGROUND: Pharyngoesophageal strictures (PES) after corrosive injury impose a problematic condition for both physicians and patients in terms of their management and patients' quality of life. Colopharyngoplasty is a complex procedure, which is used to restore swallowing in these severely disabled patients. We describe our experience in treating nine patients with severe PES after corrosive injuries in a referral center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of our database from 2009 to 2014 showed nine patients (seven men; age range: 18 to 47 years) with severe PES who underwent colopharyngoplasty ∼6 months (range: 4-10) after caustic material ingestion...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587747/flexible-endoscopic-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-esophageal-stenosis-in-children-with-noninvasive-ventilation-support
#19
Kao-Hsian Hsieh, Wen-Jue Soong, Mei-Jy Jeng, Yu-Sheng Lee, Pei-Chen Tsao, Ya-Ling Chou
BACKGROUND: Esophageal stenosis (ES) is characterized by dysphagia, failure to thrive, and long-term disability. It requires repeated management because it is refractory. Traditionally, these procedures are performed under general anesthesia with airway intubation. PURPOSE: This study investigated the safety and efficacy of the management of interventional flexible endoscopy (IFE) performed with a novel noninvasive ventilation (NIV) support. METHODS: Use of a short-length flexible endoscope with NIV of pharyngeal oxygen, nose closure, and abdominal compression during IFE was investigated...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550877/caustic-ingestion-in-children-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Marion Arnold, Alp Numanoglu
Various domestic or industrial chemicals may cause significant upper aerodigestive tract burns. Preventive measures should be up-scaled, especially in the developing world, to reduce the epidemic of accidental victims, largely unsupervised preschool children. External signs do not predict degree of injury. Non-invasive diagnostic screening includes radio-nuclear imaging, but early oesophago-gastroduodenoscopy remains the standard to predict stricture formation from circumferential submucosal scarring. Serial dilation is the mainstay of oesophageal stricture therapy, with oesophageal replacement reserved for severe refractory strictures...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
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