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K Ravi, D M Geno, M F Vela, M D Crowell, D A Katzka
BACKGROUND: Baseline impedance measured with ambulatory impedance pH monitoring (MII-pH) and a mucosal impedance catheter detects gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, these tools are limited by cost or patient tolerance. We investigated whether baseline impedance measured during high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) distinguishes GERD patients from controls. METHODS: Consecutive patients with clinical HRIM and MII-pH testing were identified. Gastroesophageal reflux disease was defined by esophageal pH <4 for ≥5% of both the supine and total study time, whereas controls had an esophageal pH <4 for ≤3% of the study performed off PPI...
October 24, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
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
Ivan Pavić, Irena Babić, Jasna Čepin Bogović, Iva Hojsak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic usefulness of combined multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring in children with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective study including children in whom, due to LPR suggestive symptoms, MII-pH monitoring was performed at tertiary medical center from February 2012 to July 2015. INTERVENTIONS: All included children underwent same diagnostic protocol which included examination by single pulmonologist, ENT specialist and underwent 24-h MII-pH monitoring...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Nicola de Bortoli, Leonardo Frazzoni, Edoardo V Savarino, Marzio Frazzoni, Irene Martinucci, Aleksandra Jania, Salvatore Tolone, Michele Scagliarini, Massimo Bellini, Elisa Marabotto, Manuele Furnari, Giorgia Bodini, Salvatore Russo, Lorenzo Bertani, Veronica Natali, Lorenzo Fuccio, Vincenzo Savarino, Corrado Blandizzi, Santino Marchi
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in patients with typical reflux symptoms as distinguished into gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hypersensitive esophagus (HE), and functional heartburn (FH) by means of endoscopy and multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII)-pH monitoring. The secondary aim was to detect pathophysiological and clinical differences between different sub-groups of patients with heartburn. METHODS: Patients underwent a structured interview based on questionnaires for GERD, IBS, anxiety, and depression...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
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
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
Yu-Wen Li, Chen-Xi Xie, Kai-Ming Wu, Min-Hu Chen, Ying-Lian Xiao
BACKGROUND: Defects in distal oesophageal peristalsis was thought to be an indication of incomplete bolus transit (BT). However, the role of transition zone (TZ) defects in the BT in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) patients needs clarification. The aim of this study was to assess the TZ defects in GORD patients and to explore the relationship between TZ defects and BT. METHODS: One hundred and two patients with reflux symptoms and 20 healthy adults were included in the study...
2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Mark Safe, Jemma Cho, Usha Krishnan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring with standard investigations including pH testing for detecting gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children. METHODS: A retrospective review of all MII-pH studies performed between July 2007 and March 2013 at Sydney Children's Hospital. Results from MII-pH testing, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), barium meal and pepsin assay, symptoms, underlying comorbidities, age, and medication usage were evaluated...
November 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Chao Zhang, Jimin Wu, Zhiwei Hu, Chao Yan, Xiang Gao, Weitao Liang, Diangang Liu, Fei Li, Zhonggao Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Respiratory symptoms are often associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although the role of multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring in GERD is clear, little is known regarding the characteristics of patients with respiratory symptoms based on MII-pH monitoring and anti-reflux therapy. We evaluated a cohort of GERD patients to identify the MII-pH parameters of GERD-related respiratory symptoms and to assess the anti-reflux therapy outcomes...
2016: PloS One
Ahmed Fathi Abdallah, Tarek El-Desoky, Khalid Fathi, Wagdy Fawzi Elkashef, Ahmed Zaki
Background. There is no gold standard test for diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) associated infantile wheezing. Objectives. To evaluate the value of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) pepsin assay in diagnosis of GERD in wheezy infants. Methods. Fifty-two wheezy infants were evaluated for GERD using esophageal combined impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring, esophagogastroduodenoscopy with esophageal biopsies, and BAL pepsin. Tracheobronchial aspirates from 10 healthy infants planned for surgery without history of respiratory problems were examined for pepsin...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Feroze Sidhwa, Alessandra Moore, Elaine Alligood, Piero Marco Fisichella
OBJECTIVE: To review the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment options available for management of extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to compare the most recent technological advances to the existing guidelines. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Extraesophageal manifestations of GERD include cough, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), and asthma. Recent advances in diagnostic modalities may have outpaced the existing diagnostic and therapeutic clinical guidelines...
August 5, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Fabrizio Rebecchi, Marco E Allaix, Elettra Ugliono, Claudio Giaccone, Mauro Toppino, Mario Morino
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term effects of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) on gastroesophageal function. BACKGROUND: LRYGB is considered the weight loss procedure of choice for obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, long-term instrumental evaluations of GERD after LRYGB are not available. METHODS: Morbidly obese patients selected for LRYGB were included in a prospective study. We performed clinical evaluation with GERD-HRQoL questionnaire, upper endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and 24-hour impedance pH (24-hour MII-pH) monitoring preoperatively and at 12 and 60 months after surgery...
November 2016: Annals of Surgery
Femke A Mauritz, J M Conchillo, L W E van Heurn, P D Siersema, C E J Sloots, R H J Houwen, D C van der Zee, M Y A van Herwaarden-Lindeboom
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) in children primarily aims to decrease reflux events and reduce reflux symptoms in children with therapy-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim was to objectively assess the effect and efficacy of LARS in pediatric GERD patients and to identify parameters associated with failure of LARS. METHODS: Twenty-five children with GERD [12 males, median age 6 (2-18) years] were included prospectively...
July 1, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Giovanni Di Nardo, Cesare Cremon, Luca Bertelli, Salvatore Oliva, Roberto De Giorgio, Nico Pagano
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of inlet patch (IP) and to assess the clinical and pathological features, role of the diagnostic workup in treatment decision making, efficacy of medical and endoscopic therapy, and natural history in a pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive patients aged <18 years (n = 1000) undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy were enrolled prospectively. Biopsy specimens were obtained from IPs and the proximal and distal esophagus, stomach, and duodenum...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
N F Rinsma, F A Mauritz, L W E van Heurn, C E J Sloots, P D Siersema, R H J Houwen, D C van der Zee, A A M Masclee, J M Conchillo, M Y A Van Herwaarden-Lindeboom
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is a well-established treatment option for children with proton pomp inhibitor (PPI)-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Besides preventing reflux of gastric fluid and solid content, LARS may also impair the ability of the stomach to vent intragastric air (i.e. gastric belching) and induce gas-related complications, such as bloating and/or hyperflatulence. Furthermore, it was previously hypothesized that LARS induces a behavioral type of belching, not originating from the stomach, called supragastric belching...
October 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Se Young Na, Oh Eun Kwon, Young Chan Lee, Young-Gyu Eun
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine salivary pepsin levels as a function of collection time. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, case-control study. METHODS: We selected 57 patients with clinical symptoms and signs of laryngopharyngeal reflux who underwent 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (24h MII-pH) monitoring tests, and 12 control subjects without clinical symptoms and signs of laryngopharyngeal reflux. All subjects were instructed to collect saliva samples upon waking, 1 hour after each meal (3 times per day), and upon any occurrence of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms...
April 14, 2016: Laryngoscope
M A Dziekiewicz, K Karolewska-Bochenek, Ł Dembiński, A Gawronska, K Krenke, J Lange, M Banasiuk, E Kuchar, M Kulus, P Albrecht, A Banaszkiewicz
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is common in adult patients with interstitial lung disease. However, no data currently exist regarding the prevalence and characteristics of the disease in pediatric patients with interstitial lung disease. The aim of the present study was to prospectively assess the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease and characterize its features in children with interstitial lung disease. Gastroesophageal reflux disease was established based on 24 h pH-impedance monitoring (MII-pH)...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Alpaslan SarÄ, Neset Gonullu, CagrÄ Tä Ryaki, Murat YazÄ cÄ Oglu, Ertugrul Kargi, Emre Gonullu, Ahmet Yä Rmibesoglu
METHODS: One hundred and sixty-two patients with GERD were treated surgically with LNF from October 2006 to March 2010. Diagnoses were made by using upper gastrointestinal system (GIS) endoscopy and 24-hour pH monitoring, and all the patients underwent routine LNF surgery. The patients were questioned regarding complaints and proton pump inhibitor (PPI) usage during the postoperative period, and forty patients who had postoperative GIS symptoms were included. Upper GIS endoscopy with antral biopsy for Helicobacter pylori (HP) identification and multichannel intraluminal impedance pH(MII-pH) monitoring were applied Results:The median postoperative follow-up time was 1...
March 23, 2016: International Surgery
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