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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206813/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study-using-baclofen-in-the-treatment-of-rumination-syndrome
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Ans Pauwels, Charlotte Broers, Brecht Van Houtte, Nathalie Rommel, Tim Vanuytsel, Jan Tack
OBJECTIVES: Both rumination syndrome and supra-gastric belching (SGB) have limited treatment options. We demonstrated (open-label) that baclofen reduces pressure flow events in these patients. We aimed to study the effect of baclofen in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over study in patients with clinically suspected rumination and/or SGB. METHODS: Twenty tertiary-care patients (mean age 42 years (range 18-61), 13f) with clinically suspected rumination and/or SGB were randomized to receive baclofen (10 mg, t...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200370/anesthesia-for-a-patient-with-excessive-supragastric-belching
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Michelle Wong
Excessive supragastric belching is rarely described in the anesthesia literature. Anesthesia planning of a 26-year-old patient with excessive supragastric belching, history of superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS), and dental anxiety requires preoperative assessment. This case report outlines the anesthetic considerations and the management to facilitate comprehensive dentistry. Key anesthetic considerations include anxiolysis, aspiration risk reduction, total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), and postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prophylaxis...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192016/comparative-efficacy-of-daratumumab-monotherapy-and-pomalidomide-plus-low-dose-dexamethasone-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma-a-matching-adjusted-indirect-comparison
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Suzy Van Sanden, Tetsuro Ito, Joris Diels, Martin Vogel, Andrew Belch, Albert Oriol
BACKGROUND: Daratumumab (a human CD38-directed monoclonal antibody) and pomalidomide (an immunomodulatory drug) plus dexamethasone are both relatively new treatment options for patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma. A matching adjusted indirect comparison (MAIC) was used to compare absolute treatment effects of daratumumab versus pomalidomide + low-dose dexamethasone (LoDex; 40 mg) on overall survival (OS), while adjusting for differences between the trial populations...
November 30, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177065/patients-with-symptoms-of-delayed-gastric-emptying-have-a-high-prevalence-of-oesophageal-dysmotility-irrespective-of-scintigraphic-evidence-of-gastroparesis
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George Triadafilopoulos, Linda Nguyen, John O Clarke
Background: Patients with symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis exhibit several symptoms, such as epigastric pain, postprandial fullness, bloating and regurgitation. It is uncertain if such symptoms reflect underlying oesophageal motor disorder. Aims: To examine whether patients with epigastric pain and postprandial distress syndrome suggestive of functional dyspepsia and/or gastroparesis also have concomitant oesophageal motility abnormalities and, if so, whether there are any associations between these disturbances...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150421/final-analysis-of-survival-outcomes-in-the-randomized-phase-3-first-trial
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Thierry Facon, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Angela Dispenzieri, John V Catalano, Andrew Belch, Michele Cavo, Antonello Pinto, Katja Weisel, Heinz Ludwig, Nizar J Bahlis, Anne Banos, Mourad Tiab, Michel Delforge, Jamie D Cavenagh, Catarina Geraldes, Je-Jung Lee, Christine Chen, Albert Oriol, Javier De La Rubia, Darell White, Daniel Binder, Jin Lu, Kenneth C Anderson, Philippe Moreau, Michel Attal, Aurore Perrot, Bertrand Arnulf, Lugui Qiu, Murielle Roussel, Eileen Boyle, Salomon Manier, Mohamad Mohty, Herve Avet-Loiseau, Xavier Leleu, Annette Ervin-Haynes, Guang Chen, Vanessa Houck, Lotfi Benboubker, Cyrille Hulin
This FIRST trial final analysis examined survival outcomes in patients with transplant-ineligible newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM) treated with lenalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone until disease progression (Rd continuous), Rd for 72 weeks (18 cycles; Rd18), or melphalan, prednisone, and thalidomide (MPT; 72 weeks). The primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS; primary comparison: Rd continuous vs MPT). Overall survival (OS) was a key secondary endpoint (final analysis prespecified ≥ 60 months' follow-up)...
November 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104130/diaphragmatic-breathing-reduces-belching-and-proton-pump-inhibitor-refractory-gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms
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Andrew Ming-Liang Ong, Laura Teng-Teng Chua, Christopher Jen-Lock Khor, Ravishankar Asokkumar, Vikneswaran Namasivayam, Yu-Tien Wang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and excessive belching, most belches are supragastric, and can induce reflux episodes and worsen GERD. Supragastric belching (SGB) might be reduced with diaphragmatic breathing exercises. We investigated whether diaphragmatic breathing therapy is effective in reducing belching and proton pump inhibitor (PPI) refractory gastroesophageal reflux symptoms. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 36 consecutive patients with GERD refractory to PPI therapy and a belching visual analogue scale (VAS) score of 6 or more, seen at a gastroenterology clinic at a tertiary hospital in Singapore from April 2015 through October 2016...
November 2, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101597/randomized-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-for-prevention-of-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-musculoskeletal-pain
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Maryam B Lustberg, Tonya S Orchard, Raquel Reinbolt, Rebecca Andridge, Xueliang Pan, Martha Belury, Rachel Cole, Amanda Logan, Rachel Layman, Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, Robert Wesolowski, Michael Berger, Elaine Patterson, Charles Loprinzi, Charles L Shapiro, Lisa Yee
PURPOSE: Aromatase inhibitor (AI)-induced joint symptoms negatively impact drug adherence and quality of life in breast cancer survivors. Mechanisms underlying symptoms may include inflammation. It is hypothesized that n - 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce symptoms. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study comparing 4.3 g/day n - 3 PUFA supplements vs placebo for 24 weeks in postmenopausal breast cancer patients starting adjuvant AIs...
November 3, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077075/examination-of-the-relationship-between-in-store-environmental-factors-and-fruit-and-vegetable-purchasing-among-hispanics
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Jennifer Sanchez-Flack, Julie L Pickrel, George Belch, Shih-Fan Lin, Cheryl A M Anderson, Maria Elena Martinez, Elva M Arredondo, Guadalupe X Ayala
Retail food environments have received attention for their influence on dietary behaviors and for their nutrition intervention potential. To improve diet-related behaviors, such as fruit and vegetable (FV) purchasing, it is important to examine its relationship with in-store environmental characteristics. This study used baseline data from the "El Valor de Nuestra Salud" study to examine how in-store environmental characteristics, such as product availability, placement and promotion, were associated with FV purchasing among Hispanic customers in San Diego County...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045644/2017-update-of-esc-eas-task-force-on-practical-clinical-guidance-for-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-inhibition-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-or-in-familial-hypercholesterolaemia
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Ulf Landmesser, M John Chapman, Jane K Stock, Pierre Amarenco, Jill J F Belch, Jan Borén, Michel Farnier, Brian A Ference, Stephan Gielen, Ian Graham, Diederick E Grobbee, G Kees Hovingh, Thomas F Lüscher, Massimo F Piepoli, Kausik K Ray, Erik S Stroes, Olov Wiklund, Stephan Windecker, Jose Luis Zamorano, Fausto Pinto, Lale Tokgözoglu, Jeroen J Bax, Alberico L Catapano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974589/the-efficacy-of-a-low-fat-diet-to-manage-the-symptoms-of-bile-acid-malabsorption-outcomes-in-patients-previously-treated-for-cancer
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Amy Jackson, Amyn Lalji, Mohammed Kabir, Ann Muls, Caroline Gee, Susan Vyoral, Clare Shaw, H Jervoise N Andreyev
Dietary fat ingestion triggers bile secretion into the gastrointestinal tract. Bile acid malabsorption affects >1% of the population, causing loose stool and other gastrointestinal symptoms. The diagnosis is frequently missed. Treatments are often considered ineffective. We evaluated low-fat diets for managing gastrointestinal symptoms in these patients. All patients reporting type 6 or 7 stool were offered a selenium-75 homocholic acid taurine (SeHCAT) scan. Prospective data in patients with 7-day scan retention <20% were analysed...
October 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923990/twenty-year-predictors-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-compared-with-coronary-heart-disease-in-the-scottish-heart-health-extended-cohort-shhec
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Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe, Sanne A E Peters, Mark Woodward, Allan D Struthers, Jill J F Belch
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affect different vascular territories. Supplementing baseline findings with assays from stored serum, we compared their 20-year predictors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomly recruited 15 737 disease-free men and women aged 30 to 75 years across Scotland between 1984 and 1995 and followed them through 2009 for death and hospital diagnoses. Of these, 3098 developed coronary heart disease (19...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915818/the-impact-of-cardiovascular-co-morbidities-and-duration-of-diabetes-on-the-association-between-microvascular-function-and-glycaemic-control
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F Casanova, D D Adingupu, F Adams, K M Gooding, H C Looker, K Aizawa, F Dove, S Elyas, J J F Belch, P E Gates, R C Littleford, M Gilchrist, H M Colhoun, A C Shore, F Khan, W D Strain
BACKGROUND: Good glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) protects the microcirculation. Current guidelines suggest glycaemic targets be relaxed in advanced diabetes. We explored whether disease duration or pre-existing macrovascular complications attenuated the association between hyperglycaemia and microvascular function. METHODS: 743 participants with T2DM (n = 222), cardiovascular disease (CVD = 183), both (n = 177) or neither (controls = 161) from two centres in the UK, underwent standard clinical measures and endothelial dependent (ACh) and independent (SNP) microvascular function assessment using laser Doppler imaging...
September 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911949/postprandial-high-resolution-impedance-manometry-identifies-mechanisms-of-nonresponse-to-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Rena Yadlapati, Michael Tye, Sabine Roman, Peter J Kahrilas, Katherine Ritter, John E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recognition of rumination and supragastric belching is often delayed as symptoms may be mistakenly attributed to gastroesophageal reflux disease. However, distinct from gastroesophageal reflux disease, rumination and supragastric belching are more responsive to behavioral interventions than to acid-suppressive and antireflux therapies. Postprandial high-resolution impedance manometry (PP-HRIM) is an efficient method to identify rumination and belches. We investigated the distribution of postprandial profiles determined by PP-HRIM, and identified patient features associated with postprandial profiles among patients with nonresponse to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906412/laparoscopic-nissen-total-versus-anterior-180%C3%A2-fundoplication-for-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Xing Du, Ji-Min Wu, Zhi-Wei Hu, Feng Wang, Zhong-Gao Wang, Chao Zhang, Chao Yan, Mei-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has been the gold standard for the surgical management of Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Laparoscopic anterior 180° fundoplication (180° LAF) is reported to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications while obtaining similar control of reflux. The present meta-analysis was conducted to confirm the value of the 2 techniques. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Springerlink, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure Platform databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LNF and 180° LAF...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895508/esvm-guidelines-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-raynaud-s-phenomenon
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Jill Belch, Anita Carlizza, Patrick H Carpentier, Joel Constans, Faisel Khan, Jean-Claude Wautrecht, Adriana Visona, Christian Heiss, Marianne Brodeman, Zsolt Pécsvárady, Karel Roztocil, Mary-Paula Colgan, Dragan Vasic, Anders Gottsäter, Beatrice Amann-Vesti, Ali Chraim, Pavel Poredoš, Dan-Mircea Olinic, Juraj Madaric, Sigrid Nikol, Ariane L Herrick, Muriel Sprynger, Peter Klein-Weigel, Franz Hafner, Daniel Staub, Zan Zeman
Regarding the clinical diagnosis of Raynaud's phenomenon and its associated conditions, investigations and treatment are substantial, and yet no international consensus has been published regarding the medical management of patients presenting with this condition. Most knowledge on this topic derives from epidemiological surveys and observational studies; few randomized studies are available, almost all relating to drug treatment, and thus these guidelines were developed as an expert consensus document to aid in the diagnosis and management of Raynaud's phenomenon...
September 12, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762592/effect-of-intragastric-fodmap-infusion-on-upper-gastrointestinal-motility-gastrointestinal-and-psychological-symptoms-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-vs-healthy-controls
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I Masuy, L Van Oudenhove, J Tack, J R Biesiekierski
BACKGROUND: The low fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyol (FODMAP) diet is a treatment strategy to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Acute effects of FODMAPs on upper gastrointestinal motility are incompletely understood. Our objectives were to assess the acute effects of intragastric FODMAP infusions on upper gastrointestinal motility and gastrointestinal and psychological symptoms in healthy controls (HC) and IBS patients. METHODS: A high-resolution solid-state manometry probe and an infusion tube were positioned into the stomach...
August 1, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738092/the-efficacy-of-jianpi-yiqi-therapy-for-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yun-Kai Dai, Yun-Zhan Zhang, Dan-Yan Li, Jin-Tong Ye, Ling-Feng Zeng, Qi Wang, Ling Hu
Jianpi Yiqi therapy (JYT) is a classical therapy in treating chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), but the clinical effects of it are still contentious. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of JYT for CAG. Seven electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, Springer Link, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), VIP (Chinese Scientific Journals Database), Wan-fang database, and CBM (Chinese Biomedicine Database) were searched from their inception to November 1, 2016. 13 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 1119 participants were identified for analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695461/is-endoscopy-really-necessary-for-placing-intragastric-balloons
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Elisabeth M H Mathus-Vliegen
BACKGROUND: Gastric balloons for weight loss have historically been placed after a screening endoscopy. However, the utility and yield of these endoscopies has not been studied. Therefore, we wanted to evaluate the utility of screening endoscopy and to assess patients who had balloons placed without endoscopy. METHODS: Data was collected on two cohorts. Cohort 1 consisted of patients who had a screening endoscopy prior to or upon balloon placement. Cohort 2 consisted of patients who were followed after having a balloon placed under fluoroscopic guidance without endoscopy...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677826/elotuzumab-plus-lenalidomide-dexamethasone-for-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-eloquent-2-follow-up-and-post-hoc-analyses-on-progression-free-survival-and-tumour-growth
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Meletios A Dimopoulos, Sagar Lonial, Darrell White, Philippe Moreau, Antonio Palumbo, Jesus San-Miguel, Ofer Shpilberg, Kenneth Anderson, Sebastian Grosicki, Ivan Spicka, Adam Walter-Croneck, Hila Magen, Maria-Victoria Mateos, Andrew Belch, Donna Reece, Meral Beksac, Eric Bleickardt, Valerie Poulart, Jennifer Sheng, Oumar Sy, Jessica Katz, Anil Singhal, Paul Richardson
The randomized phase III ELOQUENT-2 study (NCT01239797) evaluated the efficacy and safety of elotuzumab + lenalidomide/dexamethasone (ELd) versus lenalidomide/dexamethasone (Ld) in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. ELd reduced the risk of disease progression/death by 30% versus Ld (hazard ratio [HR] 0·70). Median time from diagnosis was 3·5 years. We present extended 3-year follow-up data. Endpoints included progression-free survival (PFS), overall response rate (ORR) and interim overall survival (OS)...
September 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674349/postprandial-symptoms-felt-at-the-lower-part-of-the-epigastrium-and-a-possible-association-of-pancreatic-exocrine-dysfunction-with-the-pathogenesis-of-functional-dyspepsia
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Yoshiko Fujikawa, Kazunari Tominaga, Fumio Tanaka, Noriko Kamata, Hirokazu Yamagami, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Toshio Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa
Objective In symptom-dependent diseases such as functional dyspepsia (FD), matching the pattern of epigastric symptoms, including severity, kind, and perception site, between patients and physicians is critical. Additionally, a comprehensive examination of the stomach, duodenum, and pancreas is important for evaluating the origin of such symptoms. Methods FD-specific symptoms (epigastric pain, epigastric burning, early satiety, and postprandial fullness) and other symptoms (regurgitation, nausea, belching, and abdominal bloating) as well as the perception site of the above symptoms were investigated in healthy subjects using a new questionnaire with an illustration of the human body...
2017: Internal Medicine
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