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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808190/cholesterol-crystal-embolization-following-plaque-rupture-a-systemic-disease-with-unusual-features
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Firas Ghanem, Deepthi Vodnala, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta, Sridevi Durga, Noah Thormeier, Prem Subramaniyam, Scott Abela, George S Abela
Cholesterol crystal embolic (CCE) syndrome is often a clinically challenging condition that has a poor prognostic implication. It is a result of plaque rupture with release of cholesterol crystals into the circulation that embolize into various tissue organs. Plaque rupture seems to be triggered by an expanding necrotic core during cholesterol crystallization forming sharp tipped crystals that perforate and tear the fibrous cap. Embolizing cholesterol crystals then initiate both local and systemic inflammation that eventually lead to vascular fibrosis and obstruction causing symptoms that can mimic other vasculitic conditions...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803389/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-stat3-deficient-hyper-ige-syndrome
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Manish Arora, Preet Bagi, Anna Strongin, Jennifer Heimall, Xiongce Zhao, Monica G Lawrence, Apurva Trivedi, Carolyn Henderson, Amy Hsu, Martha Quezado, David E Kleiner, Aradhana M Venkatesan, Steven M Holland, Alexandra F Freeman, Theo Heller
OBJECTIVE: STAT 3 deficiency (autosomal dominant hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome (AD-HIES)) is a primary immunodeficiency disorder with multi-organ involvement caused by dominant negative signal transducer and activator of transcription gene 3 (STAT3) mutations. We sought to describe the gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of this disease. METHODS: Seventy subjects aged five to 60 years with a molecular diagnosis of AD-HIES were evaluated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802391/pathophysiology-of-esophageal-impairment-due-to-button-battery-ingestion
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Johannes Völker, Christine Völker, Philipp Schendzielorz, Sebastian P Schraven, Andreas Radeloff, Robert Mlynski, Rudolf Hagen, Kristen Rak
BACKGROUND: The increased use of button batteries with high energy densities in devices of daily life presents a high risk of injury, especially for toddlers and young children. If an accidental ingestion of a button battery occurs, this foreign body can become caught in the constrictions of the esophagus and cause serious damage to the adjacent tissue layers. The consequences can be ulcerations, perforations with fistula formation and damage to the surrounding anatomical structures. In order to gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology after ingestion, we carried out systematic studies on fresh preparations of porcine esophagi...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801834/current-characteristics-and-management-of-congenital-esophageal-stenosis-40-consecutive-cases-from-a-multicenter-study-in-the-kyushu-area-of-japan
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Masaya Suzuhigashi, Tatsuru Kaji, Hiroyuki Noguchi, Mitsuru Muto, Michiko Goto, Motoi Mukai, Kazuhiko Nakame, Takafumi Kawano, Waka Yamada, Koji Yamada, Shun Onishi, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is rare, and the available clinical data are limited. We explored the current diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of CES. METHODS: A questionnaire survey was performed using medical records at pediatric surgical centers in the Kyushu area. RESULTS: Over 10 years, 40 patients (24 males) had CES. The incidence of associated anomalies was 52.5% (21/40), and that of esophageal atresia was 20.0% (8/40)...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798021/progression-from-esophageal-thermal-asymptomatic-lesion-to-perforation-complicating-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-a-single-center-registry
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Philipp Halbfass, Borche Pavlov, Patrick Müller, Karin Nentwich, Kai Sonne, Sebastian Barth, Karsten Hamm, Franziska Fochler, Andreas Mügge, Ulrich Lüsebrink, Rainer Kuhn, Thomas Deneke
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of patients demonstrate endoscopically detected asymptomatic esophageal lesions (EDEL) after atrial fibrillation ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients undergoing first atrial fibrillation ablation and postinterventional esophageal endoscopy were included in the study. Occurrence of esophageal perforating complications during follow-up was related to documented EDEL (category 1: erythema/erosion; category 2: ulcer). In total, 1802 patients underwent first atrial fibrillation ablation procedure between January 2013 and August 2016 at our institution...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767573/endoscopic-resection-for-small-esophageal-submucosa-tumor-band-ligation-versus-conventional-endoscopic-mucosal-resection
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Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Su Jin Kim
Because an esophageal submucosa tumor (SMT) may be malignant despite its small size, a safe endoscopic resection method is needed in some small SMTs. Conventional endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) may be simple, but incomplete pathologic resection margin status is common. We aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes of 2 kinds of EMR techniques (conventional EMR and EMR with band ligation device) and to evaluate the factors associated with incomplete pathologic resection.We evaluated the medical records of 36 patients...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761039/atrio-esophageal-fistula-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Craig A Schuring, Luke J Mountjoy, Ashley B Priaulx, Robert J Schneider, Hayden L Smith, Geoffrey C Wall, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi
BACKGROUND Percutaneous catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryoablation of the left atrium and pulmonary vein ostia have become successful therapeutic modalities in the management of atrial fibrillation. Atrio-esophageal fistula is a rare complication. Awareness of complication risk is imperative because without prompt diagnosis and urgent surgical intervention, the outcome is often fatal. We present 3 cases of atrio-esophageal fistula following percutaneous catheter radiofrequency ablation (RFA). CASE REPORT Case 1: A 72-year old white male presented 27 days after percutaneous RFA for atrial fibrillation with fever, altered mental status, and melena...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757778/pneumomediastinum-an-unusual-complication-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Cheng-Hsi Chang, Yeong-Chin Jou, Chiu-Hua Wu, Chi-Wen Hsieh
Pneumomediastinum is the presence of air within the mediastinum. It is usually caused by a respiratory tract disorder, esophageal erosion, bowel perforation, or gastrointestinal tract endoscopic procedure. Pneumomediastinum following urological endoscopic surgery is very uncommon. Here, we report an unusual case of pneumomediastinum in a 55-year-old female following percutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal and ureteral stones. The patient recovered well with supportive treatment with oxygen.
April 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753141/atrial-esophageal-fistula-secondary-to-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lily K Fatula, William D Bolton, Allyson L Hale, Barry R Davis, James E Stephenson, Sharon Ben-Or
This article describes 2 patients who presented to our institution with left atrial esophageal fistula after atrial fibrillation ablation; it also compares our experience with other atrial esophageal fistula cases reported in the literature. We performed a retrospective review of 2 patients who presented to our hospital between July 2015 and September 2015 with atrial esophageal fistula. Patient A, a 57-year-old man, presented 31 days postablation with a fever and right-sided weakness. A chest computed tomography showed gas in the left atrium and esophagus; an echocardiogram confirmed the diagnosis of atrial esophageal fistula...
July 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749205/esophageal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-using-sodium-hyaluronate-is-safe-and-effective
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Chihiro Iwashita, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Satoshi Shinozaki, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Yuji Ino, Hiroyuki Osawa, Mio Tamba, Kohei Morita, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A submucosal cushion of sodium hyaluronate facilitates gastric and colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). However, few studies have evaluated the utility of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of esophageal lesions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility and safety of sodium hyaluronate for ESD of superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms (ESCN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 111 ESCN in 86 patients treated by ESD between September 2007 and April 2013...
July 27, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734985/safety-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-fiber-optic-based-contact-force-sensing
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Moussa Mansour, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Douglas Packer, John D Day, Srijoy Mahapatra, Kyle Brunner, Vivek Reddy, Andrea Natale
BACKGROUND: While the body of evidence showing the benefit of contact force (CF)-sensing catheters in improving atrial fibrillation ablation success rate is growing, real-world safety data of this technology are limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the complication rate in patients undergoing ablation using a specific CF-sensing catheter (TactiCath Quartz CF ablation catheter, Abbott, St. Paul, MN) in a large worldwide database. METHODS: User-reported adverse event data from January 2014 to December 2015 were reviewed for the ablation catheter...
July 20, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733733/outcome-of-dilatation-and-predictors-of-failed-dilatation-in-patients-with-acid-induced-corrosive-esophageal-strictures
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Chadin Tharavej, Suppa-Ut Pungpapong, Pakkavuth Chanswangphuvana
Outcome of endoscopic dilatation in acid-induced corrosive esophageal stricture is less known. This study aims to determine the outcome of dilatation and predictors of failed dilatation in patients with acid-induced corrosive esophageal stricture. Patients diagnosed of corrosive esophageal strictures were included. Endoscopic dilatation with graded Savary-Gilliard dilator was performed as the first line treatment. Outcome of dilatation was considered favorable when patients were able to swallow solid without intervention at least six months after successful dilatation...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726147/stent-migration-following-endoscopic-suture-fixation-of-esophageal-self-expandable-metal-stents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ryan Law, Anoop Prabhu, Larissa Fujii-Lau, Carol Shannon, Siddharth Singh
BACKGROUND: Covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are utilized for the management of benign and malignant esophageal conditions; however, covered SEMS are prone to migration. Endoscopic suture fixation may mitigate the migration risk of covered esophageal SEMS. Hence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic suture fixation for covered esophageal SEMS. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, we performed a systematic review from 2011 to 2016 to identify studies (case control/case series) reporting the technical success and migration rate of covered esophageal SEMS following endoscopic suture fixation...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724307/per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-poem-a-new-endoscopic-treatment-for-achalasia
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Pablo Miranda García, Fernando Casals Seoane, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Marc Barthet, Cecilio Santander Vaquero
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new minimally invasive technique to treat achalasia. METHODS: We performed a review of the literature of POEM with a special focus on technical details and the results obtained with this technique in patients with achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders. RESULTS: Thousands of POEM procedures have been performed worldwide since its introduction in 2008. The procedure is based on the creation of a mucosal entry point in the proximal esophagus to reach the cardia through a submucosal tunnel and then perform a myotomy of the muscular layers of the cardia, esophagogastric junction and distal esophagus, as performed in a Heller myotomy...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711321/importance-of-positron-emission-tomography-for-assessing-the-response-of-primary-and-metastatic-lesions-to-induction-treatments-in-t4-esophageal-cancer
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Tomoki Makino, Makoto Yamasaki, Koji Tanaka, Mitsuaki Tatsumi, Shuji Takiguchi, Jun Hatazawa, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus strategy for treatment of T4 esophageal cancer, and because of this, a better evaluation of treatment response is crucial to establish personalized therapies. This study aimed to establish a useful system for evaluating treatment response in T4 esophageal cancer. METHODS: This study included 130 patients with cT4 esophageal cancer without distant metastasis who underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography before and after a series of induction treatments comprising chemoradiation or chemotherapy...
July 12, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711168/surgical-treatment-of-intestinal-complications-of-graft-versus-host-disease-in-the-pediatric-population-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Camille A Gutierrez, Mehul V Raval, Hannah R Vester, Sonali Chaudhury, Daniel von Allmen, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Intestinal complications of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) include hemorrhage and perforation in the short-term, and stricture with bowel obstruction in the long-term. As medical management of severe aGVHD has improved, more patients are surviving even advanced stages of intestinal aGVHD. This review summarizes the available pediatric literature on surgical treatment of complications of intestinal GVHD. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, and Scopus databases...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708248/oral-and-upper-gastrointestinal-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Robyn Laube, Ken Liu, Mark Schifter, Jessica L Yang, Michael K Suen, Rupert W Leong
Crohn's disease is a heterogeneous, inflammatory condition that can affect any location of the gastrointestinal tract. Proximal gastrointestinal involvement occurs in 0.5-16% of patients, and it is usually diagnosed after recognition of intestinal disease. Symptoms are often mild and non-specific, however upper gastrointestinal disease predicts a more severe Crohn's phenotype with a greater frequency of complications such as obstruction and perforation. Gastroscopy and biopsy is the most sensitive diagnostic investigation...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704230/effect-of-esophageal-cancer-surgeon-volume-on-management-and-mortality-from-emergency-upper-gastrointestinal-conditions-population-based-cohort-study
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Sheraz R Markar, Hugh Mackenzie, Alan Askari, Omar Faiz, George B Hanna
OBJECTIVE: To study the influence of esophageal cancer surgeon volume upon mortality from upper gastrointestinal emergencies. BACKGROUND: Volume-outcome relationships led to the centralization of esophageal cancer surgery. METHODS: Hospital Episode Statistics data were used to identify patients admitted to hospitals within England (1997-2012). The influence of esophageal high-volume (HV) cancer surgeon status (≥5 resections per year) upon 30-day and 90-day mortality from esophageal perforation (EP), paraesophageal hernia causing obstruction or gangrene (PEH) and perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) was analyzed, independent of HV esophageal cancer center status and patient and disease-specific confounding factors...
July 12, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702740/large-bariatric-specific-stents-and-over-the-scope-clips-in-the-management-of-post-bariatric-surgery-leaks
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Hany Shehab, Emad Abdallah, Khaled Gawdat, Inas Elattar
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic stents are successful in the management of surgical leaks; however, stent migration remains a significant problem. In this study, we present our approach depending on a large bariatrics-specific stent (Mega stent) and over-the-scope clips in the management of post-bariatric surgery leaks. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients with post-bariatric surgery leaks treated at our institution using an approach reliant on Mega stents and over-the-scope clips was conducted...
July 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702097/pediatric-achalasia-single-center-study-of-interventional-treatment
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Andrzej Grabowski, Wojciech Korlacki, Michał Pasierbek, Roksana Pułtorak, Filip Achtelik, Maciej Ilewicz
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal achalasia is a rare entity in children. However, young age is a factor of failure of conservative treatment, emphasizing the role of surgery. In our institution laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy is the chosen procedure for surgical treatment. AIM: To assess the outcome of surgery for achalasia treatment in children operated on in a single institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of consecutive patient records from the years 1997 to 2014 was performed...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
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