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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119844/symptom-relief-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-globus-patients-a-prospective-study
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Pia Järvenpää, Assi Laatikainen, Risto P Roine, Harri Sintonen, Perttu Arkkila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
Globus may be a persistent symptom impairing patients' quality of life. Diagnostics and treatment are controversial but some globus patients may benefit from reassurance and attention. We investigated how globus symptoms change during a short-term follow-up without any treatment after an examination by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician and further diagnostic procedures. We also surveyed whether patients with persistent globus suffer from simultaneous voice problems. The study comprised 30 consecutive globus patients referred to Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery...
November 9, 2017: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083906/dgt-passive-sampling-for-quantitative-in-situ-measurements-of-compounds-from-household-and-personal-care-products-in-waters
#2
Wei Chen, Yanying Li, Chang-Er Chen, Andrew J Sweetman, Hao Zhang, Kevin C Jones
Widespread use of organic chemicals in household and personal care products (HPCPs) and their discharge into aquatic systems means reliable, robust techniques to monitor environmental concentrations are needed. The passive sampling approach of diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGT) is developed here and demonstrated to provide in situ quantitative and time-weighted average (TWA) measurement of these chemicals in waters. The novel technique is developed for HPCPs, including preservatives, antioxidants and disinfectants, by evaluating the performance of different binding agents...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082739/comparison-of-esophageal-motility-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-with-and-without-globus-sensation
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Yuming Tang, Jia Huang, Ying Zhu, Aihua Qian, Bin Xu, Weiyan Yao
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: This study aimed to compare the esophageal motility between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients with typical symptoms but without globus sensation and GERD patients only with globus symptoms. METHODS: A total of 57 consecutive GERD patients diagnosed by endoscopy or by 24-hour pH monitoring between May 2013 and September 2015 were included retrospectively into the study. The patients were grouped based on the presence or absence of globus...
October 30, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036585/ambulatory-ph-impedance-pressure-monitoring-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-the-reflux-cough-syndrome
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T V K Herregods, A Pauwels, J Jafari, D Sifrim, A J P M Smout, A J Bredenoord, J Tack
Gastroesophageal reflux is considered to be a significant contributing factor to chronic unexplained cough. Patients are often presumed to have reflux-induced cough and are exposed to high-dose and long-term empirical therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) despite the limited treatment efficacy in this population. We aimed to assess the diagnostic value of 24-hour ambulatory pH-impedance-pressure monitoring for the diagnosis of reflux-induced chronic cough. In this multicenter study, we evaluated 192 patients with chronic cough using 24-hour pH-impedance-pressure monitoring off PPIs...
September 27, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026592/yield-of-prolonged-wireless-ph-monitoring-in-achalasia-patients-successfully-treated-with-pneumatic-dilation
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Aurelio Mauro, Marianna Franchina, Alessandra Elvevi, Delia Pugliese, Andrea Tenca, Dario Conte, Roberto Penagini
BACKGROUND: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a long-term complication of achalasia treatments. The aim of our study was to evaluate the yield of prolonged wireless pH monitoring in patients with successfully treated achalasia and its influence on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with achalasia who underwent prolonged wireless pH monitoring after a successful treatment with pneumatic dilation were enrolled. pH variables were analysed in the first 24 hours of monitoring to determine if tracings were indicative of GORD; the same variables were analysed in the following 24-hour period in order to obtain a worst-day diagnosis of GORD...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993603/comparison-of-characteristics-according-to-reflux-type-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
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Jun Seok Lee, Ah Ra Jung, Jung Min Park, Myung Jin Park, Young Chan Lee, Young-Gyu Eun
Objectives: To analyze laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) as an acidic, nonacidic, or mixed type according to 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) pH monitoring and the clinical characteristics of each type. Methods: Ninety patients were prospectively enrolled in this study. All patients underwent 24-hour MII pH monitoring as a diagnostic tool. Eighty-three patients were diagnosed with LPR. The patients were classified into three groups according to the pH of the hypopharyngeal probe: the acid reflux group, nonacid reflux group, and mixed reflux group...
October 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992675/relationship-between-salivary-pepsin-concentration-and-esophageal-mucosal-integrity-in-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Yu-Wen Li, Daniel Sifrim, Chenxi Xie, Minhu Chen, Ying-Lian Xiao
Background/Aims: Increased salivary pepsin could indicate an increase in gastro-esophageal reflux, however, previous studies failed to demonstrate a correlation between salivary pepsin concentrations and 24-hour esophageal acid exposure. This study aims to detect the salivary pepsin and to evaluate the relationship between salivary pepsin concentrations and intercellular spaces (IS) in different gastroesophageal reflux disease phenotypes in patients. Methods: A total of 45 patients and 11 healthy volunteers were included in this study...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961574/the-role-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-provoking-high-blood-pressure-episodes-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Zhi-Tong Li, Feng Ji, Xin-Wei Han, Li Wang, Yong-Qiang Yue, Zhong-Gao Wang
GOALS: We assessed the relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hypertension and whether antiacid therapy could be used to control blood pressure (BP) on hypertension in patients with GERD. BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may provoke cardiovascular disease. Many factors are involved in the development of essential hypertension, but whether GERD has a role needs further study. STUDY: Patients with essential hypertension (n=86) were studied by 24-hour continuous BP monitoring and esophageal impedance and pH monitoring...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937522/ambulatory-high-dose-methotrexate-administration-in-pediatric-osteosarcoma-patients-at-a-single-institution-in-argentina
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Jose A Villegas Rubio, Walter Cacciavillano, Adriana Rose, Pedro Zubizarreta, Marcelo Scopinaro
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of ambulatory high-dose methotrexate (HDMTX) administration with oral hydration, alkalinization, and leucovorin rescue. HDMTX (12 g/m) was given intravenously over 4 hours after urine alkalinization. Families and patients were instructed to continue ambulatory oral hydration and alkalinization to monitor urine pH and to adjust bicarbonate according to our institution's treatment algorithm. Clinical status and MTX levels were controlled every 24 hours, and oral leucovorin dose was adjusted accordingly...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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...
November 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
#18
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
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