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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411346/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-compared-with-pneumatic-dilation-for-newly-diagnosed-achalasia
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Fandong Meng, Peng Li, Yongjun Wang, Ming Ji, Yongdong Wu, Li Yu, Yinglin Niu, Fujing Lv, Wei Li, Wenyan Li, Huihong Zhai, Shanshan Wu, Shutian Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study retrospectively compared the safety and efficacy of two endoscopic techniques for treating newly diagnosed achalasia, pneumatic dilation (PD), and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). METHODS: Demographics, clinical and manometric data, and outcomes were collected from the medical records of patients who received POEM or PD as the primary therapy for achalasia at our hospital from January 2012 to August 2015. RESULTS: Of 72 patients, 32 and 40 received POEM and PD, respectively...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387991/endoscopic-chemocauterization-for-pyriform-sinus-fistulas-in-children
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Satohiko Yanagisawa, Takehito Oshio, Mototoshi Kato, Motohiro Kano, Yuki Tsuji, Yasuhide Morikawa
PURPOSE: Although complete excision is the standard treatment for pyriform sinus fistula (PSF), it has recently been suggested that chemocauterization via the internal orifice of the fistula could be an effective non-invasive treatment for the condition. The present report describes the details of our experience and the efficacy of endoscopic chemocauterization for pediatric PSF. METHOD: Between January 2010 and June 2015, 4 patients were diagnosed with PSF and scheduled to undergo endoscopic chemocauterization...
April 7, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382500/impact-of-esophageal-flexion-level-on-the-surgical-outcome-in-patients-with-sigmoid-esophageal-achalasia
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Kazuto Tsuboi, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Masato Hoshino, Se-Ryung Yamamoto, Shunsuke Akimoto, Takahiro Masuda, Hideyuki Kashiwagi, Katsuhiko Yanaga
PURPOSE: Esophageal achalasia can be roughly divided into non-sigmoid and sigmoid types. Laparoscopic surgery has been reported to be less than optimally effective for sigmoid type. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of the esophageal flexion level on the clinical condition and surgical outcomes of patients with sigmoid esophageal achalasia. METHODS: The subjects were 36 patients with sigmoid esophageal achalasia who had been observed for >1 year after surgery...
April 5, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375444/self-assembling-peptide-matrix-for-the-prevention-of-esophageal-stricture-after-endoscopic-resection-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-a-porcine-model
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M Barret, B Bordaçahar, F Beuvon, B Terris, M Camus, R Coriat, S Chaussade, F Batteux, F Prat
Esophageal stricture formation after extensive endoscopic resection remains a major limitation of endoscopic therapy for early esophageal neoplasia. This study assessed a recently developed self-assembling peptide (SAP) matrix as a wound dressing after endoscopic resection for the prevention of esophageal stricture. Ten pigs were randomly assigned to the SAP or the control group after undergoing a 5-cm-long circumferential endoscopic submucosal dissection of the lower esophagus. Esophageal diameter on endoscopy and esophagogram, weight variation, and histological measurements of fibrosis, granulation tissue, and neoepithelium were assessed in each animal...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351117/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-untreated-achalasia
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Han Ho Jeon, Jie-Hyun Kim, Young Hoon Youn, Hyojin Park, Jeffrey L Conklin
Background/Aims: Patients with untreated achalasia frequently complain of heartburn and regurgitation. The diagnosis of achalasia might be delayed because these symptoms are misinterpreted as gastroesophageal reflux. We aim to evaluate the clinical presentation, radiologic, and manometric findings in patient untreated achalasia. Methods: The records of patients diagnosed with primary achalasia between July 2004 and January 2012 at Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea were evaluated...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333543/corrosive-induced-carcinoma-of-esophagus-esophagographic-and-ct-findings
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Seung Yeon Noh, Hyun Jin Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Seong Ho Park, Jong Seok Lee, Ah Young Kim, Hyun Kwon Ha
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the esophagographic and CT findings of corrosive esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of all patients who presented with corrosive esophageal strictures at one institution between June 1989 and April 2015 were retrospectively identified. The search yielded the records of 15 patients with histopathologically proven esophageal cancer. Esophagograms (13 patients) and chest CT images (14 patients) were interpreted independently by two reviewers...
March 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317234/esophageal-stasis-in-achalasia-patients-without-symptoms-after-treatment-does-not-predict-symptom-recurrence
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F B van Hoeij, A J P M Smout, A J Bredenoord
BACKGROUND: After achalasia treatment, a subset of patients has poor esophageal emptying without having symptoms. There is no consensus on whether to pre-emptively treat these patients. We hypothesized that, if left untreated, these patients will experience earlier symptom recurrence than patients without stasis. METHODS: 99 treated achalasia patients who were in clinical remission (Eckardt ≤3) at 3 months after treatment were divided into two groups, based on presence or absence of esophageal stasis on a timed barium esophagogram performed after 3 months...
March 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316928/double-aortic-arch-diagnosed-in-a-44-year-old-woman-with-recurring-respiratory-infections
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Ana Fenández-Tena, Cristina Martínez-González
Complete vascular rings are originated because of the persistence of the fourth aortic arches, which surround the trachea and esophagus partially or completely, compressing them. The most common type of complete vascular ring is the double aortic arch. Symptoms usually appear in the first months of life, and are provoked by esophageal and tracheal compression. The diagnosis is usually made through the chest X-ray and the esophagogram in patients with dysphagia. We present a case in which the diagnosis of a double aortic arch was made in adulthood, suspected through a spirometry test and a chest X-ray...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283793/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-experience-at-a-single-institution-for-10%C3%A2-years
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In-Hag Song, Seock Yeol Lee, Seung Jin Lee, Won Suk Choi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify appropriate method of diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) based on our experience. METHODS: The medical records of patients who were diagnosed with SPM and treated at our hospital between April 2006 and July 2015 were, retrospectively, analyzed. The data included characteristics of the patients, method of diagnosis, treatment and clinical course. RESULTS: Forty-five patients were diagnosed with SPM and treated at our hospital...
March 10, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243108/successful-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-performed-in-endoscopy-department-as-a-radical-long-term-treatment-for-esophageal-achalasia-the-greek-experience
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Nikolas Eleftheriadis, Eleni Damianos Eleftheriadou
INTRODUCTION: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been considered as a minimal-invasive, innovative technique for long-term treatment of all types of esophageal achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report on 20 consecutive Greek patients with manometrically proved esophageal achalasia (14 patients with type I, 4 with type II, 2 with type III, and 4 with sigmoid esophagus), with an age range of 32-92 years, mean age 59 years, 12 males, successfully treated by POEM from 2013 to 2015...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178581/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-mediastinum-with-esophageal-and-bronchial-invasion-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vineet Gorolay, Bronwyn Jones
We report a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the posterior mediastinum and describe radiological features demonstrated on fluoro-esophagogram, computed tomography and positron-emission tomography. Fluoroscopic video-esophagogram was remarkable for an unusual polypoid lesion associated with partial esophageal obstruction and features of secondary achalasia. Computed tomography (CT) examination demonstrated coarse calcifications and air pockets, while unusual clinical features included an intraluminal esophageal lesion and local recurrence with endobronchial lesion...
September 28, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100930/radiological-findings-in-megaesophagus-secondary-to-chagas-disease-chest-x-ray-and-esophagogram
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Thiago Giansante Abud, Lucas Giansante Abud, Vanessa Sales Vilar, Denis Szejnfeld, Samuel Reibscheid
OBJECTIVE: To identify and classify the radiographic patterns of megaesophagus in Chagas disease, as seen on esophagograms and chest X-rays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 35 patients diagnosed with esophageal disease via manometry. The changes found on esophagograms were stratified according to Rezende's classification, divided into four categories (grades I through IV) determined by the degree of dilatation and impairement of esophageal motility...
November 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896423/long-term-outcomes-following%C3%A2-h-type-tracheoesophageal-fistula%C3%A2-repair-in-infants
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Augusto Zani, Luai Jamal, Giovanni Cobellis, Justyna M Wolinska, Samuel Fung, Evan J Propst, Priscilla P L Chiu, Agostino Pierro
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes following repair of H-type tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of infants with H-type TEF treated at our institution between 2000 and 2014. Patient demographics, surgical management, and postoperative function were evaluated. RESULTS: Of the 268 patients with esophageal atresia/TEF treated at our center, 16 (6%) had an H-type TEF (10 males). Thirteen (81%) had associated anomalies...
February 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852415/-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-pyriform-sinus-fistula-in-children
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T Liu, Z Wen, Q F Liang, F Liu, Z Wang, J K Liang
Objective: To discuss the diagnosis and management for pyriform sinus fistula in children. Methods: Eight cases of pyriform sinus fistula admitted in Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center from May 2013 to August 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The median age at onset was 54 months (range from 11 months to 12 years). All 8 cases presented recurrent neck infection (typical of redness, swelling, heat and pain) and 2 accompanied with acute suppurative thyroiditis. The diagnosis was confirmed by the preoperative barium esophagography combined with neck computed tomography scan (plain scan, enhancement and reconstruction)...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785316/pharyngoesophageal-obstruction-on-the-killian-laimer-triangle-by-zenker-s-diverticulum-case-report-and-clinical-significance
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Tulio F Leite, Carlos A A Chagas, Lucas A S Pires, Rafael Cisne, Marcio A Babinski
Zenker's diverticulum is a form of esophageal and pharyngeal obstruction located at the Killian-Laimer triangle. It is relatively common in elderly man (seventh or eighth decade of life), and its pathophysiology is not completely understood, albeit theories regarding dysfunction of the upper esophageal sphincter were reported. The main symptoms are dysphagia and odynophagia, but it can complicate to aspiration and perforation of the pharyngeal pouch; also, it can be asymptomatic. Diagnosis is provided through a barium esophagogram...
December 2015: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759771/late-evaluation-of-patients-operated-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-by-nissen-fundoplication
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Maxwel Capsy Boga Ribeiro, Amanda Bueno de Araújo, Juverson Alves Terra-Júnior, Eduardo Crema, Nelson Adami Andreollo
Background: Surgical treatment of GERD by Nissen fundoplication is effective and safe, providing good results in the control of the disease. However, some authors have questioned the efficacy of this procedure and few studies on the long-term outcomes are available in the literature, especially in Brazil. Aim: To evaluate patients operated for gastro-esophageal reflux disease, for at least 10 years, by Nissen fundoplication. Methods: Thirty-two patients were interviewed and underwent upper digestive endoscopy, esophageal manometry, 24 h pH monitoring and barium esophagogram, before and after Nissen fundoplication...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677436/computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-varices-in-liver-cirrhosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Han Deng, Xingshun Qi, Xiaozhong Guo
OBJECTIVES: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) for varices in liver cirrhosis. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched for the literature identification. The area under the summary receiver operating characteristic curve (AUSROC), sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratio (PLR and NLR), and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) were calculated. We performed the subgroup analyses according to the location of varices, CT technique, and study design...
April 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667914/readmission-following-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Amani Jambhekar, Amy Maselli, Ryan Lindborg, Krystyna Kabata, Anthony Tortolani, Piotr Gorecki
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prior studies have established a 1.7-4.33% readmission rate for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), a rate that falls within the reported range for other bariatric procedures. The current report describes the incidence of 30-day readmission after primary LSG procedures performed at a single bariatric center of excellence (COE) and examines factors that may be associated with readmission. METHODS: Data on 343 consecutive LSG operations performed from February 2010 to May 2014 by a single surgeon (PG) were analyzed...
July 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630977/two-person-technique-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia-with-an-advanced-endoscopist-and-a-thoracic-surgeon-initial-experience
#19
Madhusudhan R Sanaka, Ramprasad Jegadeesan, Prashanthi N Thota, Udayakumar Navaneethan, Rocio Lopez, Sudish C Murthy, Siva Raja
Background and Aims. We initiated peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) utilizing a two-person technique with combination of an advanced endoscopist and a thoracic surgeon with complementary skills. Our aim was to determine the feasibility and outcomes in initial 20 patients. Methods. In this observational study, main outcomes measured were therapeutic success in relieving symptoms (Eckardt score < 3), decrease in lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressures, improvement in emptying on timed barium esophagogram (TBE), and complications...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629426/health-related-quality-of-life-and-physiological-measurements-in-achalasia
#20
Daniel Ross, Joel Richter, Vic Velanovich
The diagnosis of achalasia is generally made based on patient symptoms, the appearance of the esophagus on endoscopy and barium esophagogram, and esophageal manometry. In addition, timed barium esophagography (TBE) can give useful information on the clearance of liquid barium over a 10 minute period and the passage of a barium tablet. What is unclear is how well these physiological measurements of esophageal function correlate with patient-perceived health-related quality of life. Our aim was to assess whether objective physiological measurements of high-resolution manometry (HRM) and TBE will correlate with quantitative achalasia-related health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measurements...
February 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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