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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811943/reviewing-the-emergence-of-lactococcus-garvieae-a-case-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-lactococcus-garvieae-and-escherichia-coli-coinfection
#1
Tatvam T Choksi, Farhan Dadani
Lactococcus garvieae is considered a low virulence organism which is rarely associated with human infections. Most of the reported cases have been associated with bacteremia with or without endocarditis. We report a rare case of catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) caused by Lactococcus garvieae and Escherichia coli coinfection without any bacteremia in a patient with indwelling urinary catheter placed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The patient also had a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with long standing famotidine treatment...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811703/barrett-s-oesophagus-current-controversies
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REVIEW
Chidi Amadi, Piers Gatenby
Oesophageal adenocarcinoma is rapidly increasing in Western countries. This tumour frequently presents late in its course with metastatic disease and has a very poor prognosis. Barrett's oesophagus is an acquired condition whereby the native squamous mucosa of the lower oesophagus is replaced by columnar epithelium following prolonged gastro-oesophageal reflux and is the recognised precursor lesion for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. There are multiple national and society guidelines regarding screening, surveillance and management of Barrett's oesophagus, however all are limited regarding a clear evidence base for a well-demonstrated benefit and cost-effectiveness of surveillance, and robust risk stratification for patients to best use resources...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809722/classification-for-assessing-the-quality-of-diagnostic-coronary-angiography
#3
Philippe Généreux, Roxana Mehran, Martin B Leon, Nicolas Bettinger, Gregg W Stone
Coronary angiography remains the gold standard for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease. However, no standardized, objective, and quantitative classification to assess the quality of coronary angiography exists. In the present report, we sought to establish a novel standardized quantitative classification for the quality of coronary angiography, taking into consideration two main parameters: coronary contrast filling and coronary sinus contrast reflux. Intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility performed among 70 angiograms and 9 readers demonstrated excellent and substantial reproducibility, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808884/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-hiatal-hernia-repair-in-nine-bariatric-patients-with-prior-sleeve-gastrectomy
#4
Francisco Igor B Macedo, Mia Mowzoon, Vijay K Mittal, Mubashir Sabir
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) may exacerbate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with a hiatal hernia (HH). Surgical repair may be needed, however prior LSG precludes standard HH repair with fundoplication. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our experience with bariatric patients with prior LSG undergoing laparoscopic HH repair from August 2010 to July 2016. Patient demographics and outcomes including mortality, length of stay (LOS), readmission rates, reoperation, and complications were described...
August 14, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806299/the-dynamic-and-transient-immune-microenvironment-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-post-chemoradiation
#5
Ronan J Kelly, Ali H Zaidi, Matthew A Smith, Ashten N Omstead, Juliann E Kosovec, Daisuke Matsui, Samantha A Martin, Christina DiCarlo, E Day Werts, Jan F Silverman, David H Wang, Blair A Jobe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of chemoradiation on the immune microenvironment to influence and optimally design future neoadjuvant clinical trials. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have demonstrated response rates of approximately 25% in programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1+) tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not respond. Therefore, a rationale strategy of combining immunotherapeutic agents with chemoradiation in earlier stage esophageal cancer may prevent metastatic disease in patients...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803389/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-stat3-deficient-hyper-ige-syndrome
#6
Manish Arora, Preet Bagi, Anna Strongin, Jennifer Heimall, Xiongce Zhao, Monica G Lawrence, Apurva Trivedi, Carolyn Henderson, Amy Hsu, Martha Quezado, David E Kleiner, Aradhana M Venkatesan, Steven M Holland, Alexandra F Freeman, Theo Heller
OBJECTIVE: STAT 3 deficiency (autosomal dominant hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome (AD-HIES)) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder with multi-organ involvement caused by dominant negative signal transducer and activator of transcription gene 3 (STAT3) mutations. We sought to describe the gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of this disease. METHODS: Seventy subjects aged five to 60 years with a molecular diagnosis of AD-HIES were evaluated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802472/complementary-and-integrative-gastroenterology
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Joshua Korzenik, Anna K Koch, Jost Langhorst
Complementary and integrative medicine is developing within gastroenterology, expanding options particularly for inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and reflux esophagitis. This article encompasses new developments in complementary integrative medicine with an emphasis on herbal therapies. Studies of potential therapies have been advancing with increasing sophistication. The best studied with the most promising results in ulcerative colitis is the use of curcumin both for the induction and maintenance of remission...
September 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801746/laparoscopic-nissen-fundoplication-plus-mid-gastric-plication-for-treatment-of-obese-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#8
Ahmed Talha, Mohammed Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is commonly associated with obesity, and its surgical management is debatable. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to prove the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic Nissen's fundoplication (LNF) combined with mid-gastric plication (MGP) for treatment of obese patients with GERD. METHODS: LNF combined with MGP was done for 18 patients. All interventions were performed under general anesthesia...
August 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797732/more-than-a-decade-follow-up-in-severe-or-difficult-to-treat-asthma-tenor-ii
#9
Bradley E Chipps, Tmirah Haselkorn, Brandee Paknis, Benjamin Ortiz, Eugene R Bleecker, Farid Kianifard, Aimee J Foreman, Stanley J Szefler, Robert S Zeiger
BACKGROUND: The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens (TENOR I) study demonstrated high morbidity in patients with severe/difficult-to-treat asthma, despite standard-of-care treatment. OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term natural history of disease and outcomes in patients in TENOR I, after more than a decade. METHODS: TENOR I was a multicenter, observational study (2001-2004) of 4756 patients with severe/difficult-to-treat asthma...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797247/is-histologic-esophagitis-associated-with-dental-erosion-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Lynn Roosa Friesen, Brenda Bohaty, Robin Onikul, Mary P Walker, Caren Abraham, Karen B Williams, Jose T Cocjin, Eileen L Cocjin, Craig A Friesen
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects 15-25% of children and adolescents in the United States. The diagnosis of GERD in children is complex as reported symptoms or symptom profiles have been found to be unreliable. Frequently, the diagnosis must be confirmed by objective tests such as pH monitoring or histological evidence of esophagitis on an esophageal biopsy. Dental erosion has been shown to be associated with GERD as an atypical complication and has the potential to be a marker of GERD...
August 10, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796094/patulous-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-patient-demographics-and-comorbidities
#11
Bryan K Ward, Yehia Ashry, Dennis S Poe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All outpatient visits (2004-2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782145/manometric-evaluation-of-the-motilin-receptor-agonist-camicinal-gsk962040-in-humans
#12
E Deloose, I Depoortere, J de Hoon, A Van Hecken, O E Dewit, L S Vasist Johnson, M E Barton, G E Dukes, J Tack
BACKGROUND: The gut hormone motilin stimulates gastrointestinal motility by inducing gastric phase III of the migrating motor complex (MMC) and enhancing the rate of gastric emptying. Camicinal (GSK962040), a small molecule motilin receptor agonist, has been shown to increase gastrointestinal motility. METHODS: In this proof of concept study the effects of camicinal on MMC activity, esophageal and gastric pH was evaluated in eight healthy volunteers as a secondary endpoint...
August 6, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780717/proton-pump-inhibitors-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-friend-or-foe
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REVIEW
C Prakash Gyawali
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been redefined, in light of recent advances highlighting GERD phenotypes that respond to PPIs, and fresh revelations of potential risks of long-term PPI therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Erosive esophagitis predicts excellent response to PPI therapy, but non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) with abnormal reflux parameters on ambulatory reflux monitoring also demonstrates a similar response...
September 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780073/the-epidemiology-of-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#14
Helen G Coleman, Shao-Hua Xie, Jesper Lagergren
The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has increased in many Western countries, and is higher in men than women. Some risk factors for EAC have been identified-mainly gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, obesity, and tobacco smoking. It is not clear whether interventions to address these factors can reduce risk of EAC, although some evidence exists for smoking cessation. Although consumption of alcohol is not associated with EAC risk, other exposures, such as physical activity, nutrition, and medication use, require further study...
August 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780072/presentation-and-epidemiology-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#15
Joel E Richter, Joel H Rubenstein
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, and leads to substantial morbidity, though associated mortality is rare. The prevalence of GERD symptoms appeared to increase until 1999. Risk factors for complications of GERD include advanced age, male sex, white race, abdominal obesity, and tobacco use. Most patients with GERD presents with heartburn and effortless regurgitation. Coexistent dysphagia is considered an alarm symptom, prompting evaluation...
August 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777465/basal-progenitor-cells-bridge-the-development-malignant-cancers-and-multiple-diseases-of-esophagus
#16
REVIEW
Baoshun Lin, Fuan Xie, Zhangwu Xiao, Xiaoqian Hong, Liming Tian, Kuancan Liu
The esophagus is a pivotal organ originating from anterior foregut that links the mouth and stomach. Moreover, its development involves precise regulation of multiple signal molecules and signal transduction pathways. After abnormal regulation of these molecules in the basal cells of the esophagus occurs, multiple diseases, including esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula, Barrett esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux, and eosinophilic esophagitis, will take place as a result. Furthermore, expression changes of signal molecules or signal pathways in basal cells and the microenvironment around basal cells both can initiate the switch of malignant transformation...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776330/multidimensional-assessment-of-severe-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Vanessa L Clark, Peter G Gibson, Grayson Genn, Sarah A Hiles, Ian D Pavord, Vanessa M McDonald
The management of severe asthma is complex. Multidimensional assessment (MDA) of specific traits has been proposed as an effective strategy to manage severe asthma, although it is supported by few prospective studies. We aimed to systematically review the literature published on MDA in severe asthma, to identify the traits included in MDA and to determine the effect of MDA on asthma-related outcomes. We identified 26 studies and classified these based on study type (cohort/cross-sectional studies; experimental/outcome studies; and severe asthma disease registries)...
August 3, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776139/catching-the-zebra-clinical-pearls-and-pitfalls-for-the-successful-diagnosis-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Aaron H Mendelson, Mark Donowitz
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) results from an ectopic gastrin-secreting tumor leading to peptic ulcer disease, reflux, and chronic diarrhea. While early recognition portends an excellent prognosis with >80% survival at 15 years, symptoms are often nonspecific making the diagnosis difficult to establish. Diagnosis involves a series of tests, including fasting gastrin, gastric pH, chromogranin A, and secretin stimulation. Performing these tests in the correct sequence and at the proper time is essential to avoid inaccurate results...
August 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774844/assessing-old-and-new-diagnostic-tests-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#19
Michael F Vaezi, Daniel Sifrim
A detailed critique of objective measurements of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) would improve management of patients suspecting of having reflux, leading to rational selection of treatment and better outcomes. Many diagnostic tests for GERD have been developed over the past decades. We analyze their development, positive- and negative-predictive values, and ability to predict response to treatment. These features are important for development of medical, surgical, and endoscopic therapies for GERD. We discuss the value of available diagnostic tests and review their role in management of patients with persistent reflux symptoms despite adequate medical or surgical treatment...
July 31, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770120/laparoscopic-repair-of-a-large-paraesophageal-hernia-with-migration-of-the-stomach-into-the-mediastinum-creating-an-upside-down-stomach
#20
Nasser Sakran, Hadar Nevo, Ron Dar, Asnat Raziel, Dan Hershko
Upside-down stomach is a relatively rare type of a large paraesophageal hernia characterized by the migration of the stomach into the posterior mediastinum. Upside-down stomach is prone to severe complications and therefore surgery is recommended even in asymptomatic patients. A 62-year-old male presented with frequent abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting that persisted for one year. The patient was obese with fatty liver and was treated medically for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for 4 years. On upper gastrointestinal CT study a level-IV paraesophageal hernia was detected with upside-down stomach, and he was referred for elective surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
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