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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192647/a-double-blind-randomized-multicenter-clinical-trial-investigating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-esomeprazole-single-therapy-versus-mosapride-and-esomeprazole-combined-therapy-in-patients-with-esophageal-reflux-disease
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Ju Yup Lee, Sung Kook Kim, Kwang Bum Cho, Kyung Sik Park, Joong Goo Kwon, Jin Tae Jung, Eun Young Kim, Byung Ik Jang, Si Hyung Lee
Background/Aims: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combination therapy in erosive reflux disease (ERD) patients by comparing endoscopic healing rate according to the Los Angeles classification for esomeprazole alone and esomeprazole plus mosapride. Methods: A total of 116 ERD patients were randomized to receive esomeprazole 40 mg once daily plus mosapride 5 mg 3 times daily (E+M group), or esomeprazole plus placebo (E only group) for 8 weeks. Patients recorded gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptom questionnaire at week 4 and 8...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160305/modified-tube-gastropexy-using-a-mushroom-tipped-silicone-catheter-for-management-of-gastric-dilatation-volvulus-in-dogs
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A Belch, C Rubinos, D C Barnes, P Nelissen
OBJECTIVES: To report the short- and long-term complications and clinical outcomes of a cohort of dogs managed for gastric dilatation-volvulus using a modified right-sided tube gastropexy technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective case series. RESULTS: Of 31 dogs treated, 29 (93·5%) had an excellent short-term outcome, and gastric dilatation-volvulus did not recur in any dog. Twenty-six dogs (84%) were initially fed via the gastrostomy tube postoperatively; three (9·7%) suffered a major complication including septic peritonitis (n=1), and premature tube removal (n=2)...
February 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132542/-atypical-complaint-in-myocardial-ischaemia-belching
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Nóra Turi-Kováts, Hrisula Arabadzisz, András Zsoldos, János Tomcsányi
While educating non-medical personnel on acute coronary syndrome we often emphasize the importance of early recognition and urgent transfer to acute cardiac center of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Aside from typical symptoms of chest tightness and pain radiating to shoulder, arm and jaw, angina often presents with atypical, non-cardiac complaints. These symptoms, often suggesting gastrointestinal problems, can sometimes mislead even the most experienced physicians. We would like to present the case of an 83-year-old woman with several decades long history of ischaemic heart disease, who recently developed a new anginal symptom: lound, uncontrollable belching...
February 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112426/randomised-clinical-trial-rifaximin-versus-placebo-for-the-treatment-of-functional-dyspepsia
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V P Y Tan, K S H Liu, F Y F Lam, I F N Hung, M F Yuen, W K Leung
BACKGROUND: Gut dysbiosis may contribute to pain and bloating in patients with functional gastrointestinal disease. AIMS: To determine if treatment with rifaximin would improve the symptoms of functional dyspepsia in Chinese patients in a double-blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. METHODS: Consecutive subjects with a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia as per the Rome III criteria were randomised to receive rifaximin 400 mg or placebo, all taken three times daily for 2 weeks...
March 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078818/objectively-diagnosing-rumination-syndrome-in-children-using-esophageal-ph-impedance-and-manometry
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M M J Singendonk, J M Oors, A J Bredenoord, T I Omari, R J van der Pol, M J Smits, M A Benninga, M P van Wijk
BACKGROUND: Rumination syndrome is characterized by recurrent regurgitation of recently ingested food into the mouth. Differentiation with other diagnoses and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in particular, is difficult. Recently, objective pH-impedance (pH-MII) and manometry criteria were proposed for adults. The aim of this study was to determine diagnostic ambulatory pH-MII and manometry criteria for rumination syndrome in children. METHODS: Clinical data and 24-hour pH-MII and manometry recordings of children with a clinical suspicion of rumination syndrome were reviewed...
January 12, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028956/assessment-of-clinical-symptoms-and-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-and-ph-monitoring-in-children-after-thoracoscopic-repair-of-esophageal-atresia-and-distal-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Barbara M Iwańczak, Agnieszka Kosmowska-Miśków, Anna Kofla-Dłubacz, Mateusz Palczewski, Michał Grabiński, Katarzyna Pawłowska, Krzysztof Matusiewicz, Dariusz Patkowski
BACKGROUND: Motility disturbances of the esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are observed frequently in children after repair of congenital esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). Recently, in many pediatric surgical centers, thoracoscopic repair was introduced, which theoretically would change the postoperative course. OBJECTIVES: The goal of the study was to assess physical development, disease symptoms, and GERD symptom frequency in children who underwent thoracoscopic surgery of congenital EA/TEF...
September 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025156/a-modern-magnetic-implant-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
#7
Robert A Ganz
A magnetic implant for the treatment of GERD was FDA-approved in 2012 and has been extensively evaluated. The device is a ring of magnets, that are placed around the gastroesophageal junction, augmenting the native lower esophageal sphincter and preventing reflux yet preserving LES physiologic function and allowing belching and vomiting. Magnetic force is advantageous, being permanent and precise, and forces between magnets decrease with esophageal displacement. Multiple patient cohorts have been studied using the magnetic device, and trials establish consistent, long-term improvement in pH data, GERD symptom scores and PPI use...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981382/linx-%C3%A2-magnetic-esophageal-sphincter-augmentation-versus-nissen-fundoplication-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel Skubleny, Noah J Switzer, Jerry Dang, Richdeep S Gill, Xinzhe Shi, Christopher de Gara, Daniel W Birch, Clarence Wong, Matthew M Hutter, Shahzeer Karmali
BACKGROUND: The LINX(®) magnetic sphincter augmentation system (MSA) is a surgical technique with short-term evidence demonstrating efficacy in the treatment of medically refractory or chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Currently, the Nissen fundoplication is the gold-standard surgical treatment for GERD. We are the first to systematically review the literature and perform a meta-analysis comparing MSA to the Nissen fundoplication. METHODS: A comprehensive search of electronic databases (e...
December 15, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897411/skeletal-muscle-density-is-an-independent-predictor-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-outcomes-treated-with-rituximab-based-chemoimmunotherapy
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Michael P Chu, Jessica Lieffers, Sunita Ghosh, Andrew Belch, Neil S Chua, Amelie Fontaine, Randeep Sangha, Robert A Turner, Vickie E Baracos, Michael B Sawyer
BACKGROUND: While much cancer research focuses on tumours and their microenvironment, malignancies cause widespread physiologic changes. Cancer and treatment-related sarcopenia, measured with quantitative imaging or as a decrease in overall body mass, are indicative of poor prognosis in elderly diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, skeletal muscle radiodensity (SMD) may be a better prognostic marker. SMD, a measure of muscle radiation attenuation on CT imaging, is more prognostic than sarcopenia or International Prognostic Index (IPI) scores in follicular lymphoma and multiple solid organ malignancies...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855805/left-ventricular-noncompaction-anatomical-phenotype-or-distinct-cardiomyopathy
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Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Phey Ming Yeap, Carla Papagiorcopulo, Kerrie Fitzgerald, Stephen J Gandy, Matthew Lambert, Jill J F Belch, Ian Cavin, Roberta Littleford, Jennifer A Macfarlane, Shona Z Matthew, R Stephen Nicholas, Allan D Struthers, Frank Sullivan, Shelley A Waugh, Richard D White, J Graeme Houston
BACKGROUND: There is considerable overlap between left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) and other cardiomyopathies. LVNC has been reported in up to 40% of the general population, raising questions about whether it is a distinct pathological entity, a remodeling epiphenomenon, or merely an anatomical phenotype. OBJECTIVES: The authors determined the prevalence and predictors of LVNC in a healthy population using 4 cardiac magnetic resonance imaging diagnostic criteria...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852385/-jinghuaweikang-capsules-combined-with-furazolidone-based-triple-or-quadruple-therapy-as-the-rescue-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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H Cheng, F L Hu, J Q Sheng, H J An, L Xu, F X Liu, Y Li, Q Hao, P Y Zheng, G F Lu, Z Q Cao, Y P Wang
Objective: To explore the efficacy of Jinhuaweikang capsules plus furazolidone-based triple or quadruple therapy as the rescue treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection. Methods: This is a prospective randomized controlled multicenter clinical trial. Patients with chronic gastritis from H. pylori infection in whom eradication treatment failed were recruited from 6 hospitals. All patients were divided into 4 groups using stratified randomization: group A1 (PAFJ), receiving pantoprazole 40 mg+ amoxicillin 1 000 mg+ furazolidone 100 mg+ Jinghuaweikang 3 capsules, twice a day for 10 d (d1-10); group A2, PAFJ therapy as in group A1, followed by Jinghuaweikang 3 capsules twice a day for 18 d (d11-28); group B1 (PAFB), receiving pantoprazole 40 mg+ amoxicillin 1 000 mg+ furazolidone 100 mg+ bismuth potassium citrate 220 mg, twice a day for 10 d (d1-10); group B2, PAFB therapy as in group B1, followed by Jinghuaweikang 3 capsules twice a day for 18 d (d11-28)...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811051/comparison-of-the-use-of-ligasure-versus-a-standard-technique-for-tonsillectomy-in-dogs
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A Belch, M Matiasovic, R Rasotto, J Demetriou
The principal aim of this study was to document the effectiveness of tonsillectomy in dogs using a vessel-sealing device compared with a standard technique with tonsillectomy forceps. A secondary aim of the study was to document histopathological changes of the excised tonsillar tissue in dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. 20 dogs were studied. The time taken to remove a tonsil using LigaSure was a mean of 44.8 seconds (sd 15 seconds, 95 per cent CI 40  to 57 seconds) and with the standard technique a mean of 305...
November 3, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784839/belching-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-an-impedance-study
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Tuba Obekli, Filiz Akyuz, Umit Akyuz, Serpil Arici, Raim İliaz, Suut Gokturk, Sami Evirgen, Bilger Cavus, Cetin Karaca, Kadir Demir, Fatih Besisik, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu
Background/Aims: There are limited data about the relation between belching and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We aimed to evaluate belching in patients with IBS. Methods: Twenty-five patients with IBS and 12 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. IBS was diagnosed in accordance with the Rome III criteria. All patients were questioned about the presence of symptoms for belching, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and dyspepsia. Esophageal manometry and 24-hour pH-impedance were performed in all patients and healthy volunteers...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782892/efficacy-of-synbiotic-probiotic-and-prebiotic-treatments-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ahmet Baştürk, Reha Artan, Aygen Yılmaz
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an important health problem that presents serious social burdens and high costs. Our study investigated the efficacy of synbiotic (Bifidobacterium lactis B94 with inulin), probiotic (B. lactis B94), and prebiotic (inulin) treatment for IBS in a pediatric age group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was randomized, double-blind, controlled, and prospective in design and included 71 children between the ages of 4 and 16 years who were diagnosed with IBS according to the Rome III criteria...
September 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761761/addressing-heterogeneity-of-individual-blood-cancers-the-need-for-single-cell-analysis
#15
Michael P Chu, Jitra Kriangkum, Christopher P Venner, Irwindeep Sandhu, Joanne Hewitt, Andrew R Belch, Linda M Pilarski
Cancer heterogeneity is a significant factor in response to treatment and escape leading to relapse. Within an individual cancer, especially blood cancers, there exists multiple subclones as well as distinct clonal expansions unrelated to the clinically detected, dominant clone. Over time, multiple subclones and clones undergo emergence, expansion, and extinction. Although sometimes this intra-clonal and inter-clonal heterogeneity can be detected and/or quantified in tests that measure aggregate populations of cells, frequently, such heterogeneity can only be detected using single cell analysis to determine its frequency and to detect minor clones that may subsequently emerge to become drug resistant and dominant...
October 19, 2016: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744659/endoscopic-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-revisited
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Zaheer Nabi, D Nageshwar Reddy
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined by the presence of troublesome symptoms resulting from the reflux of gastric contents. The prevalence of GERD is increasing globally. An incompetent lower esophageal sphincter underlies the pathogenesis of GERD. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) form the core of GERD management. However, a substantial number of patients do not respond well to PPIs. The next option is anti-reflux surgery, which is efficacious, but it has its own limitations, such as gas bloating, inability to belch or vomit, and dysphagia...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703087/cerebral-small-vessel-disease-burden-is-increased-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
Stewart J Wiseman, Mark E Bastin, Charlotte L Jardine, Gayle Barclay, Iona F Hamilton, Elaine Sandeman, David Hunt, E Nicole Amft, Susan Thomson, Jill F F Belch, Stuart H Ralston, Joanna M Wardlaw
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) increases stroke risk, but the mechanism is uncertain. This study aimed to determine the association between SLE and features on neuroimaging of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD), a risk factor for stroke. METHODS: Consecutive patients attending a clinic for SLE were recruited. All patients underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging; had blood samples taken for markers of inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, cholesterol, and autoantibodies; and underwent cognitive and psychiatric testing...
November 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687026/fatigue-and-cognitive-function-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associations-with-white-matter-microstructural-damage-a-diffusion-tensor-mri-study-and-meta-analysis
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S J Wiseman, M E Bastin, I F Hamilton, D Hunt, S J Ritchie, E N Amft, S Thomson, J F F Belch, S H Ralston, J M Wardlaw
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate fatigue and cognitive impairments in systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) in relation to diffuse white matter microstructural brain damage. METHODS: Diffusion tensor MRI, used to generate biomarkers of brain white matter microstructural integrity, was obtained in patients with SLE and age-matched controls. Fatigue and cognitive function were assessed and related to SLE activity, clinical data and plasma biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction...
September 29, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598900/ecg-of-the-month-subtle-ecg-change-in-a-31-year-old-man-with-recent-chest-pain
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D Luke Glancy
A 31-year-old man had an hour of pain across the upper portion of his chest anteriorly, and it radiated down the inner aspects of both arms. The pain came while he was walking and gradually disappeared as he sat quietly. Six Rolaid tablets did not seem to alter the pain. The pain was unaccompanied by dyspnea, sweating, nausea or vomiting. The night before the patient had had similar pain relieved by Rolaids and belching. After the second episode of pain, he went to the emergency department of a local hospital where an ECG was recorded...
July 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596252/association-between-renin-and-atherosclerotic-burden-in-subjects-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes
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Isabel Gonçalves, Andreas Edsfeldt, Helen M Colhoun, Angela C Shore, Carlo Palombo, Andrea Natali, Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson, Harry Björkbacka, Maria Wigren, Eva Bengtsson, Gerd Östling, Kunihiko Aizawa, Francesco Casanova, Margaretha Persson, Kim Gooding, Phil Gates, Faisel Khan, Helen C Looker, Fiona Adams, Jill Belch, Silvia Pinnola, Elena Venturi, Michaela Kozakova, Li-Ming Gan, Volker Schnecke, Jan Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS) has been proposed to contribute to development of vascular complications in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The aim of the present study was to determine if plasma renin levels are associated with the severity of vascular changes in subjects with and without T2D. METHODS: Renin was analyzed by the Proximity Extension Assay in subjects with (n = 985) and without (n = 515) T2D participating in the SUMMIT (SUrrogate markers for Micro- and Macro-vascular hard endpoints for Innovative diabetes Tools) study and in 205 carotid endarterectomy patients...
2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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