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Esophagic impedance

Miguel Couselo, Vicente Ibáñez, Javier Lluna, Juan José Vila
Introduction Low values of esophageal impedance baseline (EIB) have been related to esophagitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of EIB for erosive esophagitis (ErE) and histological esophagitis (HiE) in children studied for gastroesophageal reflux. Material and Methods Children who underwent esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH monitoring (MII-pH) and upper-endoscopy with esophageal biopsies were studied retrospectively. EIB values were obtained by MII-pH. ErE was assessed by endoscopy following the Hetzel-Dent classification; HiE was defined by basal zone hyperplasia, papillary lengthening, or inflammatory infiltration...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Amit Patel, C Prakash Gyawali
The utilization of impedance technology has enhanced our understanding and assessment of esophageal dysmotility. Esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) catheters incorporated with multiple impedance electrodes help assess esophageal bolus transit, and the combination is termed high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM). Novel metrics have been developed with HRIM-including esophageal impedance integral ratio, bolus flow time, nadir impedance pressure, and impedance bolus height-that augments the assessment of esophageal bolus transit...
November 2016: Current Gastroenterology Reports
Letizia Zenzeri, Paolo Quitadamo, Renato Tambucci, Dario Ummarino, Antonio Poziello, Erasmo Miele, Annamaria Staiano
OBJECTIVES: Respiratory symptoms are a possible atypical clinical picture of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, a significant number of patients with GERD-related respiratory symptoms do not report improvement despite aggressive acid-suppressive therapy. Some of these refractory cases may be due to the recently appreciated entity of non-acid or weakly acidic reflux. The aim of our study is to assess the pH-impedance features of GER inducing airway symptoms, compared with GER inducing typical gastro-intestinal (GI) symptoms...
October 13, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Francesco Torresan, Daniele Mandolesi, Alexandros Ioannou, Simone Nicoletti, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Franco Bazzoli
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is recognized to be a multifactorial disease and several mechanisms leading to reflux have been described, nevertheless its pathophysiology has not been fully clarified. Hiatus hernia is a known risk factor for GERD since it impairs the esophagogastric junction, leading to: reduction in lower esophageal sphincter pressure; increase in the frequency of the transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation; and impairment of esophageal clearance. Last generation diagnostic techniques have improved the understanding of these mechanisms...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Ji-Hong Chen
Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is characterized by low to very low amplitude propulsive contractions in the distal esophagus, hence primarily affecting the smooth muscle part of the esophagus. IEM is often found in patients with dysphagia or heartburn and is commonly associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease. IEM is assumed to be associated with ineffective bolus transport; however, this can be verified using impedance measurements or evaluation of a barium coated marshmallow swallow. Furthermore, water swallows may not assess accurately the motor capabilities of the esophagus, since contraction amplitude is strongly determined by the size and consistency of the bolus...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Janani Sankaran, Aslam H Qureshi, Frederick Woodley, Mark Splaingard, Sudarshan R Jadcherla
OBJECTIVES: To describe the pattern of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) events in wake and sleep states with increasing acid reflux index (ARI) in neonates and to test the hypothesis that GER-related symptoms are frequent in ARI >7% in wake state. STUDY DESIGN: Infants underwent 24-hour pH-impedance studies with 6-hour concurrent video-polysomnography studies. Data were stratified based on the 24-hour ARI (% duration that esophageal pH is <4) into ARI < 3% (normal), ARI 3 ≥ to ≤7% (intermediate), and ARI >7% (abnormal)...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
M M J Singendonk, M A Benninga, M P van Wijk
Recently, multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) monitoring was added to the repertoire of tests to evaluate the (patho)physiology of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children. Its advantage above the sole monitoring of the esophageal pH lies in the ability of the detection of both acid and nonacid GER and to discern between liquid and gas GER. Currently, combined 24 h pH-MII monitoring is recommended for evaluation of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its relation to symptoms in infants and children, despite the lack of reference values in these age groups...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Edoardo Savarino, Andrea Ottonello, Salvatore Tolone, Ottavia Bartolo, Myong Ki Baeg, Farhood Farjah, Shiko Kuribayashi, Katerina P Shetler, Christian Lottrup, Ellen Stein
The 21st century offers new advances in diagnostic procedures and protocols in the management of esophageal diseases. This review highlights the most recent advances in esophageal diagnostic technologies, including clinical applications of novel endoscopic devices, such as ultrathin endoscopy and confocal laser endomicroscopy for diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus; novel parameters and protocols in high-resolution esophageal manometry for the identification and better classification of motility abnormalities; innovative connections between esophageal motility disorder diagnosis and detection of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); impedance-pH testing for detecting the various GERD phenotypes; performance of distensibility testing for better pathophysiological knowledge of the esophagus and other gastrointestinal abnormalities; and a modern view of positron emission tomography scanning in metastatic disease detection in the era of accountability as a model for examining other new technologies...
September 28, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
L Huang, M Pimentel, A Rezaie
BACKGROUND: Jackhammer esophagus (JE) is a rare esophageal motility disorder defined in the Chicago Classification of Esophageal Motility by presence of excessively high distal contractile integral (DCI) on high-resolution manometry (HRM), with unknown natural manometric course. We examined the development of achalasia over time in patients with JE. METHODS: Through a retrospective longitudinal design, patients with Jackhammer contractions who had more than one HRM between 2005 and 2015 were identified...
September 23, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
D A Carlson, T Omari, Z Lin, N Rommel, K Starkey, P J Kahrilas, J Tack, J E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND: High-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) allows evaluation of esophageal bolus retention, flow, and pressurization. We aimed to perform a collaborative analysis of HRIM metrics to evaluate patients with non-obstructive dysphagia. METHODS: Fourteen asymptomatic controls (58% female; ages 20-50) and 41 patients (63% female; ages 24-82), 18 evaluated for dysphagia and 23 for reflux (non-dysphagia patients), with esophageal motility diagnoses of normal motility or ineffective esophageal motility, were evaluated with HRIM and a global dysphagia symptom score (Brief Esophageal Dysphagia Questionnaire)...
September 20, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
In Du Jeong, Moo In Park
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the incidence of some of its complications have risen strikingly over the last few decades. With the increase in our understanding of the pathophysiology of GERD along with the development of proton pump inhibitors, the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to GERD have changed dramatically over the past decade. However, GERD still poses a problem to many clinicians since the spectrum of the disease has evolved to encompass more challenging presentations such as refractory GERD and extra-esophageal manifestations...
September 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Serhat Bor, Askin Erdogan, Berna Bayrakci, Esra Yildirim, Rukiye Vardar
Obesity increases the risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The majority of the reflux attacks occur postprandially. The influence of the speed of food intake on gastroesophageal reflux events is unclear in obese patients. To determine the influence of the speed of food intake on intraesophageal reflux events in obese patients with and without GERD. A total of 26 obese female patients were recruited. The patients underwent esophageal manometry to evaluate the upper limit of the lower esophageal sphincter and subsequently placement of a Multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) catheter...
September 15, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
J J Tan, L Wang, Z F Huang, Y F Li, W D Tian, X Liu, F F Zeng, X P Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between pepsin induced by laryngopharyngeal reflux and laryngeal carcinoma. METHODS: Patients with vocal cord leukoplakia(n=18) and laryngeal carcinoma(n=21) encountered in Nanfang Hospital between December 2012 and April 2014 were included and sixteen healthy volunteers were recruited as control. Laryngeal biopsy specimens were taken from the patients with laryngeal carcinoma, or vocal cord leukoplakia and control subjects for the immunohistochemical study of pepsin...
August 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
M Frazzoni, N de Bortoli, L Frazzoni, S Tolone, M Furnari, I Martinucci, V G Mirante, S Marchi, V Savarino, E Savarino
BACKGROUND: On-therapy impedance-pH monitoring in proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) yielded conflicting results. We aimed to assess the diagnostic value of postreflux swallow-induced peristaltic wave (PSPW) index and mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) in PPI-refractory heartburn. METHODS: On-therapy impedance-pH tracings from 189 consecutive patients with PPI-refractory heartburn were blindly reviewed. Patients were subdivided into refractory reflux esophagitis (RRE), healed reflux esophagitis (HRE), non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), and functional heartburn (FH) according to endoscopic and conventional impedance-pH findings...
September 12, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
T Frieling, R Kuhlbusch-Zicklam, C Weingardt, J Heise, C Kreysel, M Blank, D Müller
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Symptoms suspicious of extraesophageal reflux (SSEER) include globus, chronic cough, mucous obstruction and hoarseness. Reports of conventional esophageal function tests and measurement of extraesophageal reflux (EER) in these patients are spare providing conflicting results. METHODS: In a prospective study we evaluated 60 patients with SSEER by esophageal function tests (esophageal manometry, combined 24 h pH - metry - impedance and oropharyngeal pH measurement, Dx - pH measurement) and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)...
September 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Pelin Özdemir, Münevver Erdinç, Rukiye Vardar, Ali Veral, Serdar Akyıldız, Özer Özdemir, Serhat Bor
Background/Aims: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the main causes of chronic cough. We evaluated the role of microaspiration in the pathogenesis of reflux-related cough by determining the amount of lipid-laden macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens. Methods: A total of 161 cases of chronic cough were evaluated, and 36 patients (average age 48.2 years) were recruited for this single center prospective study. Patients with a history of smoking, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor usage, any abnormality on pulmonary function tests, abnormal chest X-ray, occupational or environmental exposures, or upper airway cough syndrome were excluded...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
J E Fortunato, R B D'Agostino, M O Lively
BACKGROUND: Pepsin in saliva is a proposed biomarker for oropharyngeal reflux. Pepsin may be prevalent in saliva from subjects with gastro-esophageal reflux and may correlate with proximal reflux by intraluminal impedance/pH monitoring (MII/pH). METHODS: Patients (3 days to 17.6 years, n=90) undergoing 24-hour MII/pH monitoring and asymptomatic controls (2 months to 13.7 years, n=43) were included. Salivary pepsin was determined using a pepsin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
September 7, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Liuqin Jiang, Bixing Ye, Ying Wang, Meifeng Wang, Lin Lin
Background/Aims: Little data exists about esophageal body dysmotility and reflux patterns in refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (RGERD) patients off therapy. We aimed to evaluate effects of esophageal body dysmotility on reflux parameters in RGERD patients by combining impedance-pH monitoring and high-resolution manometry (HRM). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the impedance-pH data and HRM metrics in patients with refractory gastroesophageal reflux symptoms...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Arun Karyampudi, Uday C Ghoshal, Rajan Singh, Abhai Verma, Asha Misra, Vivek A Saraswat
Background/Aims: Though nocturnal acid-breakthrough (NAB) is common in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients, its clinical importance results from esophageal acidification, which has been shown to be uncommon. Ilaprazole, a long-acting proton pump inhibitor, may cause NAB infrequently. Accordingly, we studied prospectively, (1) frequency and degree of esophageal acidification during NAB, and (2) frequency and severity of NAB while on ilaprazole versus omeprazole. Methods: Fifty-eight consecutive patients with GERD on once daily ilaprazole, 10 mg (n = 28) or omeprazole, 20 mg (n = 30) for > one month underwent 24-hour impedance-pH monitoring prospectively...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Tao Fu, Yidi Liu, Qiong Wang, Zhen Sun, Hui Di, Weijia Fan, Mengyuan Liu, Jinhuan Wang
Human riboflavin transporter 2 (RFT2) encoded by the SLC52A3 gene is a member of the SLC52 family that has been shown to play a key role in riboflavin homeostasis. Recently, a number of studies have shown that RFT2 is important in the development of several cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, gastric cancer, and cervical cancer. However, its expression and function in glioma have not yet been explored. In this study, we found that RFT2 was overexpressed in glioma samples compared with normal brain tissue...
October 19, 2016: Neuroreport
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