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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721213/diagnostic-approaches-and-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-review-article
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REVIEW
Hossein Akhondi
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a condition that involves eosinophilic influx into the esophageal epithelium. It affects both children and adults; Adults present with dysphagia whereas children with vague abdominal complaints. The clinical symptoms as well as pathologic features of EoE and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) are similar. Since eosinophilia in the esophagus is a non-specific finding, the clinical presentation in conjunction with endoscopic findings and pathology, is crucial in determining a differential diagnosis...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717979/impact-of-age-on-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-disease-presentation-a-multi-center-prospective-study
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Jérôme R Lechien, Camille Finck, Kathy Huet, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
The objective is to assess the differences in the severity of symptoms, signs, voice quality, and quality of life before and after treatment according to age in suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) patients. The design used in this paper is prospective multi-center study. Eighty clinically diagnosed LPR patients with a reflux finding score (RFS) >7 and a reflux symptom index (RSI) >13 were treated with pantoprazole and diet recommendations for 3 months. Patients were subdivided into three groups according their age: group 1 (18-39 years, N = 21), group 2 (40-59 years, N = 31), and group 3 (≥60 years, N = 28)...
July 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658159/outcomes-of-primary-gastric-transposition-for-long-gap-esophageal-atresia-in-neonates
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Zhandong Zeng, Fengli Liu, Juan Ma, Yun Fang, Hongwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Gastric transposition is a relatively novel method of esophageal replacement. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the outcomes of long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) treated with esophageal replacement using primary gastric transposition in neonates. METHODS: Between March 2008 and May 2015, 14 newborns with LGEA were treated in our hospital. They were all found to have gaps of over 3 cm at the time of the surgery and were diagnosed with LGEA...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644349/filaggrin-and-periostin-expression-is-altered-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-and-normalized-with-treatment
#4
Ekaterini Politi, Aspasia Angelakopoulou, Dimitra Grapsa, Maria Zande, Kalliopi Stefanaki, Ioanna Panagiotou, Eleftheria Roma, Ekaterini Syrigou
OBJECTIVES: Previous data have suggested that filaggrin (FLG) and periostin (POSTN) genes may be dysregulated in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). We aimed to further evaluate the expression patterns of FLG and POSTN proteins in esophageal tissue samples of patients with EoE, as compared to those of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and normal controls. METHODS: A total of 61 prospectively collected cases, including 40 children with EoE and 21 children with GERD, and a control group of 14 sex- and age-matched healthy children were enrolled...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636832/nutrient-deficiencies-are-common-prior-to-bariatric-surgery
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Leigh A Frame-Peterson, Robin D Megill, Suzanne Carobrese, Michael Schweitzer
Obesity, defined as a body mass index >30 kg/m(2), is a growing worldwide epidemic currently effecting 1 in 10 adults, with rates as high as 40% in the United States. The only proven long-term treatment of severe obesity on a population level is surgical modification of the gastrointestinal anatomy to induce weight loss, termed bariatric surgery. With adequate physician guidance and appropriate candidate criteria, bariatric surgery is an option for effective long-term treatment of obesity and its related comorbidities...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626103/-study-on-lifestyle-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-%C3%A2-reflux-disease
#6
Lingzhi Yuan, Dan Tang, Jin Peng, Nanfang Qu, Chun Yue, Fen Wang
To investigate the correlation between certain unhealthy lifestyles and the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), thus to provide the lifestyle guidelines for GERD patients.
 Methods: Retrospective study were conducted for 402 GERD and 276 non-GERD out-patients in Department of Gastroenterology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University from August, 2014 to August, 2015 based on questionnaire survey, then the correlation of unhealthy lifestyles with GERD were analyzed.
 Results: The top 10 common symptoms for GERD were as follows: reflux, acid regurgitation, postprandial fullness, heartburn, swallow obstruction or pain, epigastric burning sensation, paraesthesia pharynges, poststernal pain, chronic laryngopharyngitis, and chronic cough...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594883/qat-use-and-esophageal-cancer-in-ethiopia-a-pilot-case-control-study
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Maria E Leon, Mathewos Assefa, Endale Kassa, Abate Bane, Tufa Gemechu, Yared Tilahun, Nigatu Endalafer, Gilles Ferro, Kurt Straif, Elizabeth Ward, Abraham Aseffa, Joachim Schüz, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND: Qat (Catha edulis) chewing is reported to induce lesions in the buccal mucosa, irritation of the esophagus, and esophageal reflux. Case series suggest a possible etiological role in oral and esophageal cancers. This pilot study aimed to generate preliminary estimates of the magnitude and direction of the association between qat use and esophageal cancer (EC) risk and to inform the logistics required to conduct a multi-center case-control study. METHODS: Between May 2012 and May 2013, 73 EC cases (including 12 gastro-esophageal junction cases) and 133 controls matched individually on sex, age, and residence were enrolled at two endoscopy clinics and a cancer treatment hospital in Addis Ababa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577761/the-troublesome-epidemiology-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Jennifer L Schneider, Douglas A Corley
Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma diagnoses have increased markedly in recent decades. Recent research with patients diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus (the only known precursor for esophageal adenocarcinoma) and esophageal adenocarcinoma has identified several modifiable and nonmodifiable potential risk factors. Consistent risk factors for both disorders include increasing age, male sex, white non-Hispanic race/ethnicity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, lack of infection with Helicobacter pylori, smoking, abdominal obesity, and a Western diet...
July 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571591/dietary-inflammatory-index-and-risk-of-reflux-oesophagitis-barrett-s-oesophagus-and-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Nitin Shivappa, James R Hebert, Lesley A Anderson, Martha J Shrubsole, Liam J Murray, Lauren B Getty, Helen G Coleman
The dietary inflammatory index (DIITM) is a novel composite score based on a range of nutrients and foods known to be associated with inflammation. DII scores have been linked to the risk of a number of cancers, including oesophageal squamous cell cancer and oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC). Given that OAC stems from acid reflux and that the oesophageal epithelium undergoes a metaplasia-dysplasia transition from the resulting inflammation, it is plausible that a high DII score (indicating a pro-inflammatory diet) may exacerbate risk of OAC and its precursor conditions...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526499/gastric-conduit-revision-postesophagectomy-management-for-a-rare-complication
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Jessica Yu Rove, A Sasha Krupnick, Frank A Baciewicz, Bryan F Meyers
OBJECTIVE: Severe postesophagectomy gastric conduit dysfunction refractory to standard endoscopic intervention is rare, with few published reports discussing timing, technique, or results of reoperation. This case series examines assessment and management of severe conduit dysfunction and details techniques for conduit revision. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent esophagectomy between September 2008 and October 2015 and studied patients who underwent conduit revision...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521699/food-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Teodora Surdea-Blaga, Dana E Negrutiu, Mariana Palage, Dan L Dumitrascu
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic condition with a high prevalence in western countries. Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation episodes and a decreased lower esophageal sphincter pressure are the main mechanisms involved. Currently used drugs are efficient on reflux symptoms, but only as long as they are administered, because they do not modify the reflux barrier. Certain nutrients or foods are generally considered to increase the frequency of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, therefore physicians recommend changes in diet and some patients avoid bothering foods...
May 15, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514381/-complications-and-long-term-results-of-delayed-esophagoezophagostomy-for-esophageal-atresia
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A Yu Razumovsky, A B Alkhasov, O G Mokrushina, M A Chundokova, N V Kulikova, A G Gebekov, S A Gebekova
AIM: To evaluate complications and long-term results of delayed esophagoesophagostomy in children with esophageal atresia (EA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 165 EA children were operated at the Filatov Municipal Children's Hospital #13 for the period 2006-2016. Primary esophageal anastomosis was performed in 136 (82.4%) children with tracheoesophageal fistula. In 5 (3%) neonates with non-fistulous EA esophago- and gastrostomy were made for further coloesophagoplasty. Other 24 (14...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514243/celiac-disease-symptom-resolution-effectiveness-of-the-gluten-free-diet
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Naire Sansotta, Stefano Guandalini, Karine Amirikian, Hilary Jericho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of the gluten free diet (GFD) on gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptom resolution and identify predictors for persistence of symptoms in all celiac patients at the University of Chicago. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review from 2002 to 2015. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms included: abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive/weight loss, nausea, reflux and vomiting. Extra-intestinal (EI) symptoms included: abnormal liver enzymes, arthralgia/arthritis, dermatitis herpetiformis, alopecia, fatigue, headache, anemia, stomatitis, myalgia, psychiatric disorders, rashes, seizures, neuropathy, short stature, delayed puberty, osteoporosis, and infertility...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445189/proton-pump-inhibitor-responsive-esophageal-eosinophilia-still-a-valid-diagnosis
#14
Javier Molina-Infante, Pedro L Gonzalez-Cordero, Alfredo J Lucendo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To update rapidly evolving concepts regarding the controversial entity of 'proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-responsive esophageal eosinophilia,' referring to patients with clinical, endoscopic and histologic features of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) who achieve remission on PPI therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Up to half of pediatric and adult patients with typical EoE symptoms and histology achieve clinico-pathologic remission on PPI therapy, irrespective of whether esophageal pH monitoring demonstrates abnormal acid reflux...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339136/eosinophilic-esophagitis-phenotypes-ready-for-prime-time
#15
REVIEW
Dan Atkins, Glenn T Furuta, Chris A Liacouras, Jonathan M Spergel
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is one of the most common causes of reflux-like symptoms and feeding problems in children and food impaction and dysphagia in adults with a prevalence of 1:2500. Therapeutic options include diet, use of swallowed corticosteroids, or dilation. In the last several years, recent clinical and translational researches have identified some common and distinctive features, for example, the varying response to diet and medications. As EoE shares some characteristics with both asthma and inflammatory bowel disease, the advances in these fields suggest that various phenotypes may also exist in patients with EoE...
June 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299508/prognostic-role-of-primary-tumor-location-in-non-metastatic-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-50-studies
#16
REVIEW
Fausto Petrelli, Michele Ghidini, Sandro Barni, Francesca Steccanella, Giovanni Sgroi, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Gianluca Tomasello
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of gastric cancer (GC) arising in the upper third of the stomach, including the cardia or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ), has increased in the last decades due to established etiological risk factors such as diet, obesity, and gastroesophageal reflux. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the prognostic role of site of origin in patients with proximal versus distal GC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a search of the PubMed, Cochrane Library, SCOPUS, Web of Science, EMBASE, Google Scholar, LILACS, and CINAHL databases from inception to September 2016...
March 15, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291175/ppi-trial-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-chaos-in-the-community
#17
Seth Lipka, Ambuj Kumar, Joel E Richter
INTRODUCTION: Despite consensus eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) statement published in 2011 calling for a 2-month trial of protons pump inhibitor (PPI), the guidelines are not followed by many. We studied the practice patterns in our community and response to a PPI retrial in patients previously diagnosed with "idiopathic EoE." METHODS: All patients presenting to the senior author's practice with suspected EoE from 2011 to 2015. Two cohorts were studied: (1) patients diagnosed in the community as "idiopathic EoE"; (2) treatment naïve patients given a PPI trial at University of South Florida...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289881/modified-biliary-enteric-anastomosis-for-congenital-choledochal-cyst-clinical-and-prognostic-analysis-of-91-cases
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Ji Chen, Bin Jiang, Jun Yi, Lei Huang, Xinmin Si
PURPOSE: To report our experience with a modified biliary-enteric anastomosis procedure for the surgical treatment of congenital choledochal cysts. METHODS: Between January 2009 and December 2013, 91 children (19 boys, 72 girls; ages, 6-145 months) with congenital choledochal cysts were treated with our modified surgical procedure in our hospital. Of these patients, 69 had type I cysts, and 22 had type IV B cysts. The main parameters analyzed mainly included the operative time, duration of bowel recovery, resumption of diet, postoperative hospital stay, liver-function tests, postoperative complications, and prognosis...
June 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264069/alcohol-and-tea-consumption-are-associated-with-asymptomatic-erosive-esophagitis-in-taiwanese-men
#19
Chung-Hsin Chang, Cheng-Pin Wu, Jung-Der Wang, Shou-Wu Lee, Chi-Sen Chang, Hong-Zen Yeh, Chung-Wang Ko, Han-Chung Lien
OBJECTIVE: Asymptomatic erosive esophagitis (AEE) is commonly found in men, and might be a risk factor of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. We aimed to determine if specific dietary habits increase the risk of AEE in asymptomatic Taiwanese men. METHODS: We recruited male adults undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for health check. We excluded subjects with reflux symptoms, or taking anti-reflux medications or drugs that potentially impair lower esophageal sphincter function or cause mucosal injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240398/standardization-of-a-videofluoroscopic-swallow-study-protocol-to-investigate-dysphagia-in-dogs
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R A Harris, M E Grobman, M J Allen, J Schachtel, N E Rawson, B Bennett, J Ledyayev, B Hopewell, J R Coates, C R Reinero, T E Lever
BACKGROUND: Videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is the gold standard for diagnosis of dysphagia in veterinary medicine but lacks standardized protocols that emulate physiologic feeding practices. Age impacts swallow function in humans but has not been evaluated by VFSS in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To develop a protocol with custom kennels designed to allow free-feeding of 3 optimized formulations of contrast media and diets that address limitations of current VFSS protocols...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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