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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914696/the-overlap-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-functional-constipation-in-children-the-efficacy-of-constipation-treatment
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Masallah Baran, Yeliz Cagan Appak, Miray Karakoyun, Sevda Yalcinkaya, Kayi Eliacik, Bumin N Dundar
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the frequency of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children with functional constipation (FC). It was structured to assess the improvement level in reflux symptoms by measuring the acid reflux in these patients after they had received FC treatment. METHODS: Ninety-four children who suffered from constipation were evaluated prospectively. Data forms were completed to assess the GERD symptoms in all the cases...
September 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881892/influence-of-esophagectomy-on-the-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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D Kim, Y W Min, J G Park, H Lee, B-H Min, J H Lee, P-L Rhee, J J Kim, J I Zo
This study aims to assess the influence of esophagectomy with gastric transposition on the gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastric acidity in patients with esophageal cancer. Data on 53 esophageal cancer patients who underwent 24-hour impedance-pH monitoring after esophagectomy were retrospectively analyzed. We used a solid-state esophageal pH probe in which the esophageal pH sensor is placed 1.5 cm distal to the upper esophageal sphincter and the gastric pH sensor is located 15 cm distal to the esophageal pH channel...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876166/photo-assisted-electrochemical-degradation-of-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs-with-boron-doped-diamond-electrodes
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Rubén F Gutiérrez-Hernández, Ricardo Bello-Mendoza, Juan M Peralta-Hernández, Aracely Ramírez-Hernández, Edi A Malo, Hugo A Nájera-Aguilar
The capacity of the photo electro-Fenton (PEF) process to degrade a mixture of seven polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners (PCB28, PCB52, PCB101, PCB138, PCB153, PCB180 and PCB209), each at an initial concentration of 50 µg L(-1), was studied. Boron-doped diamond (BDD) sheets were used as anode and cathode in the experimental electrolytic cell that contained Na2SO4 0.05 M at pH 3 as supporting electrolyte for the electro generation of H2O2 at the cathode. The effects of UV light intensity (254 and 365 nm), current density (8, 16 and 24 mA cm(-2)) and the initial concentration of the ferrous ion (0...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859392/long-term-wireless-ph-monitoring-of-the-distal-esophagus-prolonging-the-test-beyond-48-hours-is-unnecessary-and-may-be-misleading
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G Capovilla, R Salvador, L Spadotto, G Voltarel, E Pesenti, A Perazzolo, L Nicoletti, S Merigliano, M Costantini
Wireless pH monitoring of the esophagus has been widely used to detect GERD for more than a decade. It is generally well tolerated and accepted by patients, but it is still unclear whether prolonging a recording beyond the usual 48 hours can improve the test's diagnostic value. The aim of this study is to examine the diagnostic yield of 96-hour pH monitoring vis-à-vis 24- and 48-hour tests, and to ascertain whether any gain in diagnostic terms was of genuine clinical utility. Patients with suspected GERD underwent 4-day PPI-off wireless pH monitoring of the distal esophagus...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845401/the-role-of-nt-probnp-in-the-diagnosis-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Lucian Muresan, Ana Petcu, Crina Muresan, Mirela Rinzis, Gabriel Gusetu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea, Simona Rednic
BACKGROUND: In patients with systemic sclerosis, NT-proBNP is a useful diagnostic marker for pulmonary hypertension and ventricular dysfunction, with important prognostic significance. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between the NT-proBNP levels and the presence and severity of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with scleroderma. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients with a diagnostic of systemic sclerosis according to the EULAR criteria admitted at the Rheumatology Clinic of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from Jan 2014 to Apr 2014 were enrolled...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833548/evaluation-of-gastric-ph-and-serum-gastrin-concentrations-in-cats-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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M K Tolbert, S Olin, S MacLane, E Gould, J M Steiner, S Vaden, J Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent condition in cats. Advanced CKD is associated with hyporexia and vomiting, which typically are attributed to uremic toxins and gastric hyperacidity. However, gastric pH studies have not been performed in cats with CKD. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine if cats with CKD have decreased gastric pH compared to age-matched, healthy cats. Based on previous work demonstrating an association of hypergastrinemia and CKD, we hypothesized that cats with CKD would have decreased gastric pH compared to healthy, age-matched control cats...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750304/stability-of-benzodiazepines-in-hair-after-prolonged-exposure-to-chlorinated-water
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Luca Morini, Fulvia Pozzi, Angelo Groppi
INTRODUCTION: An in vitro study on authentic positive samples was carried out, aiming the evaluation of the effect of chlorinated water on benzodiazepines in hair. Two subjects exposed to chlorinated water for several consecutive times were also investigated. METHOD: Seven hair samples collected from autopsy cases, previously tested positive for benzodiazepines, were washed with dichloromethane and methanol. They were longitudinally divided in six aliquots of about 30mg...
September 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700206/drug-porous-silicon-dual-luminescent-system-for-monitoring-and-inhibition-of-wound-infection
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Xisheng Chen, Fangjie Wo, Yao Jin, Jie Tan, Yan Lai, Jianmin Wu
Wound monitoring and curing is of great importance in biomedical research. This work created a smart bandage that can simultaneously monitor and inhibit wound infection. The main components of the smart bandage are luminescent porous silicon (LuPSi) particles loaded with ciprofloxacin (CIP). This dual luminescent system can undergo accelerated fluorescent color change from red to blue upon the stimulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and elevated pH, which are main biomarkers in the infected wound. The mechanism behind the chemical-triggered fluorescent color change was studied in detail...
August 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571190/the-study-of-different-clinical-pattern-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-common-precipitating-events-and-independent-mortality-factors
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M G Mahesh, Rajendra Prasad Shivaswamy, Bj Subhash Chandra, Sajid Syed
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among diabetic patients in spite of major advances in the pathogenesis and more standardized diagnosis and treatment. AIM: To find out the different patterns of clinical presentations, common precipitating factors and independent mortality factors in DKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital, Mysuru on 110 patients from November 2007 to October 2009...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530772/characteristics-of-the-injuries-of-syrian-refugees-sustained-during-the-civil-war
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Betül Kocamer Şimşek, Mehmet Dokur, Erdal Uysal, Necdet Çalıker, Oruç Numan Gökçe, İbrahim Kürşat Deniz, Murat Uğur, Murat Geyik, Mehmet Kaya, Güner Dağlı
BACKGROUND: During a war, many civilians are severely injured by firearms, bombs, and shrapnel. The triage of war injuries involves difficult and complicated processes requiring surgical procedures and patient monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of hospitals. In this study, we examine the demographic, traumatic, and critical care characteristics of cases injured during the civil war in Syria and requiring emergency surgery. METHODS: Electronic data of the traumatic, surgical, and ICU monitoring features of 707 patients admitted to Kilis Public Hospital between March 2012 and January 2013 were analyzed retrospectively RESULTS: Most of the patients reported having been injured due to firearms (83...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514401/-differentiation-therapy-for-non-acidic-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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N B Lishchuk, V I Simanenkov, S V Tikhonov
AIM: To investigate the clinical and pathogenetic features of the non-acidic types of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to evaluate the impact of combined therapy versus monotherapy on the course of this disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation enrolled 62 patients with non-acidic GERD. The follow-up period was 6 weeks. The patients were divided into 2 groups: 1) weakly acidic gastroesophageal refluxes (GER); 2) weakly alkaline GER. Then each group was distributed, thus making up 4 groups: 1) 19 patients with weakly acidic GER who received monotherapy with rabeprazole 20 mg/day; 2) 21 patients with weakly acidic GER had combined therapy with rabeprazole 20 mg and itopride; 3) 8 patients with weakly alkaline GER who received ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) monotherapy; and 4) 14 patients with weakly alkaline GER who had combined therapy with UDCA and itopride, The clinical symptoms of the disease, the endoscopic pattern of the upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) mucosa, histological changes in the esophageal and gastric mucosa, and the results of 24-hour impedance pH monitoring were assessed over time...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452212/the-prevalence-of-hypertension-in-children-with-renal-scars
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Nakysa Hooman, Roya Isa-Tafreshi, Seyed-Hassan Mostafavi, Farideh Hallaji, Azita Tavasoli, Hasan Otukesh
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN) is a late outcome of congenital or acquired renal scar. We used ambulatory blood pressure to assess the early blood pressure abnormalities in children with history of urinary tract infection with various degrees of renal scars. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2011, 60 (45 females, 15 males) children aged 5-15 years and height equal or more than 120 cm with previous history of febrile urinary tract infection were entered into the study. All children went on 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (24-H ABPM)...
June 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445106/tension-free-inlay-repair-of-large-hiatal-hernias-using-dual-sided-composite-ptfe-eptfe-meshes-in-laparoscopic-surgery-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Alexander M Prusa, Ivan Kristo, Erwin Rieder, Claudia Ringhofer, Reza Asari, Johannes Miholic, Sebastian F Schoppmann
BACKGROUND: Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) also frequently suffer from concomitant hiatal hernia. It has been described that a preoperative hiatal hernia of ≥3 cm is associated with a more than threefold relative risk for reflux symptom recurrence after fundoplication without mesh reinforcement. In this report, we describe our experience with the implantation of dual-sided composite PTFE/ePTFE meshes in a tension-free fashion during laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS)...
July 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437314/outcome-for-patients-with-pathological-esophageal-acid-exposure-after-laparoscopic-fundoplication
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Jelmer E Oor, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Peter G Devitt, Eric J Hazebroek, David I Watson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to assess symptomatic outcome and need for surgical reintervention for patients identified with pathological esophageal acid exposure by routine postoperative 24-hour pH-monitoring. BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic fundoplication is associated with excellent short- and midterm results, recurrent symptoms pose an important challenge. Postoperative pH-monitoring is considered the "gold standard" for diagnosing recurrent GERD and frequently used for routine postoperative follow up...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425145/prevalence-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-cats-during-anesthesia-and-effect-of-omeprazole-on-gastric-ph
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R S Garcia, P C Belafsky, A Della Maggiore, J M Osborn, B H Pypendop, T Pierce, V J Walker, A Fulton, S L Marks
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is poorly characterized in anesthetized cats, but can cause aspiration pneumonia, esophagitis, and esophageal stricture formation. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether pre-anesthetic orally administered omeprazole increases gastric and esophageal pH and increases serum gastrin concentrations in anesthetized cats, and to determine the prevalence of GER using combined multichannel impedance and pH monitoring. ANIMALS: Twenty-seven healthy cats undergoing elective dental procedures...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384225/ambulatory-24-hour-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-ph-monitoring-and-high-resolution-endoscopy-distinguish-patients-with-non-erosive-reflux-disease-from-those-with-functional-heartburn
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Chuanlian Chu, Quanlin Du, Changqing Li, Linlu Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhou, Fang Zuo, Yanmin Zhang, Fang Li, Guofeng Xie, Yanqing Li
AIMS: To assess the contribution of 24-h esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH (MII-pH) monitoring and high resolution endoscopy (HRE) with i-scan imaging in differentiating non erosive reflux disease (NERD) from functional heartburn (FH). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients with heartburn from the Endoscopy Unit. NERD patients and FH patients were defined by 24-h MII-pH monitoring and white light endoscopy. Minimal mucosal changes were assessed by HRE with i-scan imaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298354/determinants-of-reflux-induced-chronic-cough
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Thomas V K Herregods, Ans Pauwels, Jafar Jafari, Daniel Sifrim, Albert J Bredenoord, Jan Tack, André J P M Smout
OBJECTIVE: Gastro-oesophageal reflux is considered to be an important contributing factor in chronic unexplained cough. It remains unclear why some reflux episodes in the same patient causes cough while others do not. To understand more about the mechanism by which reflux induces cough, we aimed to identify factors which are important in triggering cough. DESIGN: In this multicentre study, 49 patients with reflux-associated chronic cough were analysed using 24-hour pH-impedance-pressure monitoring...
March 15, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274014/urinary-uric-acid-creatinine-ratio-a-marker-for-perinatal-asphyxia
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Kinjal Prahaladbhai Patel, Mayur Goradhanbhai Makadia, Vishwal Indravardan Patel, Haridas Neelakandan Nilayangode, Somashekhar Marutirao Nimbalkar
BACKGROUND: Perinatal hypoxia is one of the leading causes of perinatal mortality in developing countries. Both apgar score and arterial blood pH predict the neonatal mortality in asphyxia. Apgar score alone does not predict neurologic outcome and as it is influenced by various factors. This study was conducted to evaluate the utility and sensitivity of urinary uric acid to creatinine ratio (UA/Cr ratio) in asphyxia diagnosis, compared to invasive Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis. AIM: To assess the urinary uric acid/creatinine ratio as an additional marker for perinatal asphyxia compared with ABG analysis in apgar score monitoring...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272380/complexity-and-diversity-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-phenotypes
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Patrizia Zentilin, Elisa Marabotto, Gaia Pellegatta, Claudia Coppo, Manuele Furnari, Edoardo Savarino, Vincenzo Savarino
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as a condition which develops when the reflux of gastric contents causes troublesome symptoms, impairs quality of life, or leads to mucosal damage or complications. There are two main phenotypic presentations of GERD, the erosive (ERD) and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), with the latter one representing up to 70% of GERD spectrum. Moreover, patients with GERD can be clinically subdivided into two distinct syndromes: patients with esophageal and extraesophageal symptoms...
September 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257550/tolerability-of-switch-to-macitentan-from-bosentan-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Zeenat Safdar, Aishwarya Thakur, Adaani Frost
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease that can be treated with several medications. Macitentan, an endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA), has received approval as a PAH therapy. We report our data regarding the tolerability in patients with PAH who were switched from bosentan to macitentan. METHODS: At the Baylor Pulmonary Hypertension Program, 24 patients with PAH who had been taking bosentan and were switched to macitentan were identified in this retrospective study...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
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