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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036607/endoscopic-and-histopathologic-reflux-associated-mucosal-damage-in-the-remnant-esophagus-following-transthoracic-esophagectomy-for-cancer-5-year-long-term-follow-up
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H F Fuchs, H M Schmidt, M Meissner, S Brinkmann, M Maus, M Bludau, W Schröder, A H Hölscher, J M Leers
Gastroesophageal reflux is a common problem following esophagectomy and reconstruction with gastric interposition. Despite a routine prescription of proton pump inhibitors, reflux-associated mucosal damage in the remnant esophagus is frequently observed. Purpose of this study is to evaluate mucosal damage in the esophageal remnant during long-term follow-up and to compare the prevalence of this damage between the subgroups of esophageal squamous cell and adenocarcinoma. All patients undergoing transthoracic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy were prospectively entered in our IRB approved database...
September 21, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034350/function-preserving-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Souya Nunobe, Naoki Hiki
The number of early gastric cancer (EGC) cases has been increasing because of improved diagnostic procedures including endoscopy and screening systems. Therefore, function-preserving gastrectomy (FPG) for EGC with the expectation of better quality of life (QOL) after surgery may be increasingly utilized, due to its association with low rate of lymph node metastasis and excellent survival and the possibility of employing less invasive procedures such as laparoscopic gastrectomy in combination. Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG) with curative intent lymph node dissection is a representative FPG that has been used in EGC, and its superiorities, indications, limitations, and survival benefits have already been reported in several retrospective studies...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034088/emerging-dilemmas-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Peter Kahrilas, Rena Yadlapati, Sabine Roman
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common, but less so than widely reported because of inconsistencies in definition. In clinical practice, the diagnosis is usually based on a symptom assessment without testing, and the extent of diagnostic testing pursued should be limited to that which guides management or which protects the patient from the risks of a potentially morbid treatment or an undetected early (or imminent) esophageal adenocarcinoma or which does both. When testing is pursued, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is the most useful initial diagnostic test because it evaluates for the major potential morbidities (Barrett's, stricture, and cancer) associated with GERD and facilitates the identification of some alternative diagnostic possibilities such as eosinophilic esophagitis...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026592/yield-of-prolonged-wireless-ph-monitoring-in-achalasia-patients-successfully-treated-with-pneumatic-dilation
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Aurelio Mauro, Marianna Franchina, Alessandra Elvevi, Delia Pugliese, Andrea Tenca, Dario Conte, Roberto Penagini
BACKGROUND: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a long-term complication of achalasia treatments. The aim of our study was to evaluate the yield of prolonged wireless pH monitoring in patients with successfully treated achalasia and its influence on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with achalasia who underwent prolonged wireless pH monitoring after a successful treatment with pneumatic dilation were enrolled. pH variables were analysed in the first 24 hours of monitoring to determine if tracings were indicative of GORD; the same variables were analysed in the following 24-hour period in order to obtain a worst-day diagnosis of GORD...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024410/eight-weeks-of-omeprazole-20-mg-significantly-reduces-both-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-comorbid-chronic-rhinosinusitis-signs-and-symptoms-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Srđan Ante Anzić, Mirjana Turkalj, Ana Župan, Marina Labor, Davor Plavec, Tomislav Baudoin
OBJECTIVES: Gastroesophageal reflux recommended treatment (dose and duration) with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) compared to placebo significantly reduces the signs and symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and comorbid chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). DESIGN: Double blind randomized placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Eight weeks of treatment with omeprazole 20 mg once daily (OD). PARTICIPANTS: 60 patients (28 women, aged 19-87 years) with diagnosed LPR and comorbid CRS...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021928/bravo%C3%A2-capsule-aspiration-a-rare-case-report
#6
Abdul Haseeb, Noman Lateef, Muhammad Bilal, Kumar Gaurav, Jason Prudom, Ali Musani
Bravo® capsule (BC) (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) endoscopy is a reliable, viable, and well-tolerated diagnostic modality for resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Common complications of the procedure include early dislodgment, poor transmission, and premature removal due to intractable pain, while aspiration of the capsule is exceedingly rare. This paper reports a case of BC aspiration in a 52-year-old female who presented after being ventilated when her oxygen saturation dropped. The initial chest radiograph revealed that the BC was in the right main bronchus; the site was further elaborated by flexible endoscopy and the capsule was found to be in the right lower lobe bronchus distal to the bronchus intermedius...
August 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994188/natural-history-of-endoscopically-detected-hiatus-herniae-at-late-follow-up
#7
Syeda Khadijah Ahmed, Tim Bright, David I Watson
BACKGROUND: Hiatus herniae are commonly seen at endoscopy. Many patients with a large hiatus hernia are endoscoped for symptoms associated with the hernia and many of these will progress to surgical treatment. However, little is known about the natural history of small to medium size hiatus herniae, and their risk of progressing to a larger hernia requiring surgery. This study aims to determine the need for subsequent surgery in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective audit of the endoscopy database at Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia for the 2-year period 2002-2003 was performed to identify all patients with a hiatus hernia...
October 9, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992675/relationship-between-salivary-pepsin-concentration-and-esophageal-mucosal-integrity-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#8
Yu-Wen Li, Daniel Sifrim, Chenxi Xie, Minhu Chen, Ying-Lian Xiao
Background/Aims: Increased salivary pepsin could indicate an increase in gastro-esophageal reflux, however, previous studies failed to demonstrate a correlation between salivary pepsin concentrations and 24-hour esophageal acid exposure. This study aims to detect the salivary pepsin and to evaluate the relationship between salivary pepsin concentrations and intercellular spaces (IS) in different gastroesophageal reflux disease phenotypes in patients. Methods: A total of 45 patients and 11 healthy volunteers were included in this study...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992673/reflux-hypersensitivity-a-new-functional-esophageal-disorder
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REVIEW
Takahisa Yamasaki, Ronnie Fass
Reflux hypersensitivity, recently introduced by Rome IV as a new functional esophageal disorder, is currently considered as the presence of typical heartburn symptoms in patients with normal upper endoscopy and esophageal biopsies, normal esophageal pH test and with evidence of a close correlation between patients' heartburn and reflux events. Reflux hypersensitivity is very common and together with functional heartburn accounts for more than 90% of the heartburn patients who failed treatment with proton pump inhibitor twice daily...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989059/clinical-practice-update-the-use-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-achalasia-expert-review-and-best-practice-advice%C3%A2-from-the-american-gastroenterological-association
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REVIEW
Peter J Kahrilas, David Katzka, Joel E Richter
The purpose of this review is to describe a place for per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) among the currently available robust treatments for achalasia. The recommendations outlined in this review are based on expert opinion and on relevant publications from PubMed and EMbase. The Clinical Practice Updates Committee of the American Gastroenterological Association proposes the following recommendations: 1) in determining the need for achalasia therapy, patient-specific parameters (Chicago Classification subtype, comorbidities, early vs late disease, primary or secondary causes) should be considered along with published efficacy data; 2) given the complexity of this procedure, POEM should be performed by experienced physicians in high-volume centers because an estimated 20-40 procedures are needed to achieve competence; 3) if the expertise is available, POEM should be considered as primary therapy for type III achalasia; 4) if the expertise is available, POEM should be considered as treatment option comparable with laparoscopic Heller myotomy for any of the achalasia syndromes; and 5) post-POEM patients should be considered high risk to develop reflux esophagitis and advised of the management considerations (potential indefinite proton pump inhibitor therapy and/or surveillance endoscopy) of this before undergoing the procedure...
October 6, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979749/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disorder
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Seyed Alireza Haji Seyed Javadi, Ali Akbar Shafikhani
BACKGROUND: Evidence shows an influence relationship between described symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) and emotional state. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between anxiety and depression with GERD in patients referred to the endoscopy unit of Bouali-Sina Hospital in Qazvin. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted in the endoscopy unit of Bouali-Sina Hospital in Qazvin, Iran, from April 2014 through May 2015...
August 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979613/-upper-gastrointestinal-ugi-endoscopy-in-louga-senegal-patients-profile-and-difficulties-encountered
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Georges Antoine Bazolo Ba Ngouala, Loubna Bourgi, Joao Arm Indo Da Veiga, Arona Sakho
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine the epidemiological, clinical and endoscopic profile of patients referred for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy to the Clinique Magou in Louga and to analyze the difficulties encountered. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective and descriptive study by analysing the reports of 248 gastrointestinal endoscopies performed between 1(st) January and 31(st) December 2014. RESULTS: The average age was 39...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969123/prevalence-of-specific-helicobacter-pyloricaga-vaca-icea-urec-genotypes-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-the-patients-with-acid-peptic-diseases
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Himani Bhardwaj Pandya, Harihar Hardas Agravat, Jagdish Shantilal Patel
INTRODUCTION: Virulent markers of H. pylori, the vacuolating cytotoxin (vacA), cytotoxin-associated gene A (cagA), induced by contact with epithelium factor antigen (iceA gene) and the urease C gene (ureC) may plays a major role in determining the clinical outcome of Helicobacter infections. AIM: To detect the prevalence of the cagA, vacA, ureC and iceA genotypes of H. pylori from antral biopsy specimens of patients and to associate its role in specific disease...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954045/low-prevalence-of-barrett-s-esophagus-in-a-risk-area-for-esophageal-cancer-in-south-of-brazil
#14
Diego Michelon DE Carli, Amanda Faria de Araujo, Renato Borges Fagundes
BACKGROUND: Barrett's esophagus a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a precursor of esophageal adenocarcinoma. The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has been increasing in most Western countries. Rio Grande do Sul (RS), the Southernmost state of Brazil has the highest rates of esophageal cancer with low prevalence of esophageal adenocarcinoma. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of Barrett's esophagus among patients underwent to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in the last 5 years...
September 21, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951582/expert-consensus-document-advances-in-the-physiological-assessment-and-diagnosis-of-gerd
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REVIEW
Edoardo Savarino, Albert J Bredenoord, Mark Fox, John E Pandolfino, Sabine Roman, C Prakash Gyawali
GERD is a common condition worldwide. Key mechanisms of disease include abnormal oesophagogastric junction structure and function, and impaired oesophageal clearance. A therapeutic trial of acid-suppressive PPI therapy is often the initial management, with endoscopy performed in the setting of alarm symptoms and to exclude other conditions. If symptoms persist and endoscopy does not reveal evidence of GERD, oesophageal function tests are performed, including oesophageal manometry and ambulatory reflux monitoring...
September 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943553/risk-factors-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-endoscopic-reflux-esophagitis-in-healthy-young-japanese-volunteers
#16
Yuichiro Tanaka, Yasuhisa Sakata, Megumi Hara, Hiroharu Kawakubo, Nanae Tsuruoka, Koji Yamamoto, Yoichiro Itoh, Hidenori Hidaka, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of reflux esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection and their interrelationship in healthy young Japanese volunteers. Materials and Methods Between 2010 and 2016, 550 fifth-year medical students at Saga Medical School, aged 22 to 30 years, underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and completed a questionnaire (frequency scale for symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease). H. pylori infection was determined by detecting urinary immunoglobulin G antibodies...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895370/eosinophilic-esophagitis-current-evidence-based-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-children-and-adults
#17
Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a disease caused by an immune response to food antigens in contact with the esophageal mucosa that has arisen as a common disorder in current clinical practice. Its diagnosis is defined by the combination of symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and inflammation of the esophageal mucosa predominantly by eosinophils. Its chronic course and frequent progression to subepithelial fibrosis leading to strictures and narrow-caliber esophagus indicate the need for treatment. Information provided by recent clinical trials and systematic reviews allowed for the development of new clinical guidelines, endorsed by several European scientific societies...
September 11, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894515/association-of-gastrointestinal-functional-disorders-and-migraine-headache-a-population-base-study
#18
Kamran B Lankarani, Maryam Akbari, Reza Tabrizi
BACKGROUND Migraine is one of the prevalent headaches. Many of patients with migraine, complain of gastrointestinal symptoms. There is limited studies on relation of gastrointestinal symptoms and migraine headache at population level. METHODS In this population-based study, 1038 subjects older than 15 year from a rural area in Fars province, south of Iran. were investigated for functional gastrointestinal disorders. By cluster random sampling, 160 of these persons invited to receive endoscopy along with histopathology samples of upper gastrointestinal tract...
July 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891136/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-nonmalignant-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Olga Sjomina, Frederic Heluwaert, Driffa Moussata, Marcis Leja
A substantial decrease in Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer disease has been observed during the last decades. Drug-related ulcers as well as idiopathic ulcers are becoming predominant and are more refractory to treatment; however, H. pylori infection still plays an important role in ulcer bleeding and recurrence after therapy. The effect of H. pylori eradication upon functional dyspepsia symptoms has been reviewed in this article and generally confirms the results of previous meta-analyses. Additional evidence suggests a lack of impact upon the quality of life, in spite of improvement in symptoms...
September 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882881/respiratory-manifestations-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-in-children
#20
REVIEW
Fernando Maria de Benedictis, Andrew Bush
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a complex problem in children. Suspected respiratory manifestations of GORD, such as asthma, chronic cough and laryngitis, are commonly encountered in the paediatric practice, but continue to be entities with more questions than answers. The accuracy of diagnostic tests (ie, pH or pH-impedance monitoring, laryngoscopy, endoscopy) for patients with suspected extraoesophageal manifestations of GORD is suboptimal and therefore whether there is a causal relationship between these conditions remains largely undetermined...
September 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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