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Lin Z - - 2008
To investigate whether there is an association between gastric emptying rate and symptom improvement in gastroparetic patients treated with gastric electrical stimulation (GES), we retrospectively reviewed 63 gastroparetic patients who received GES therapy for at least 1 year. Patient characteristics, seven upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and 4-h standardized gastric emptying ...
Friedman Jeffrey E - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Both obesity and surgery are known risk factors for instigating gouty attacks. We describe the incidence and management of postoperative gouty attacks after bariatric surgery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, multi-institutional review of 411 consecutive laparoscopic gastric bypass patients and identified all patients with postoperative gouty attacks. RESULTS: Of ...
Alonso Núria - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Type 1 diabetes mellitus patients (DM1) show increased prevalence of pernicious anaemia, the histological substrate of which is type A chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) in the stomach corpus, the main source of ghrelin. We aimed to compare plasma ghrelin concentrations in DM1 patients with type A CAG (DM1-CAG), DM1 ...
Andriulli Angelo - - 2007
There is consensus on investigating older patients presenting with or without alarm symptoms and/or risk factors, and irrespective of their Helicobacter pylori status. Remaining patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia, however, represents a 'grey' population for whom no clearly defined guidelines have been delineated. Physicians often struggle with the decision of whether ...
Lahner E - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Atrophic body gastritis patients are at increased risk for gastric cancer. IL-1B/IL-1RN polymorphisms have been associated with gastric cancer susceptibility. The relationship between these polymorphisms and the long-term outcome of atrophic body gastritis patients is not known. AIM: To investigate whether the genotyping of IL-1B-511/IL-1RN polymorphisms is useful to ...
Rahim Muhammad Kashif - - 2007
PURPOSE: To assess the gastric emptying pattern of a standardized solid meal in patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia by using scintigraphic techniques. METHODS: Results for the half-emptying time for solids (T1/2) and percent clearance of solid meal at 60 min (C60) of patients (n=35) having non-ulcer dyspepsia according to Rome II ...
Gravante Gianpiero - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate potential differences between 2 devices used to perform laparoscopic adjustable gastric bandings (the Swedish adjustable gastric band and the Lap-Band). DESIGN: The following groups were considered eligible: (1) patients with a body mass index (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) of greater ...
Al-Shehabi Zuheir A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To present a histopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis of primary gastric lymphomas that was reclassified according to the new World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms. METHODS: We reviewed the morphological and immunohistochemical features of 28 patients with gastric lymphomas, diagnosed in the Department of Pathology at the University Hospital ...
Adachi Hiroshi - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are common in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). We have previously demonstrated that patients with predialysis end-stage renal disease showed a high prevalence of GI symptoms and gastric hypomotility, and that gastric hypomotility appears to be an important factor in generating GI symptoms. However, it ...
Thumshirn M - - 2007
BACKGROUND Tegaserod, a serotonin receptor type-4 partial agonist, stimulates gastrointestinal motility and has been shown to increase gastric volumes before and after a meal in healthy volunteers. Its effect on gastric motor and sensory function in patients with functional dyspepsia is unclear. AIM To evaluate the effects of tegaserod on ...
Lelyveld, N. van
Translational research in motor and sensory function of the upper GI tract Niels van Lelyveld Background and aim: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common disorder seen in daily clinical practice, characterized by the presence of pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen in the absence of organic, systemic, or metabolic ...
Al-Salem Ahmed H - - 2007
Gastric volvulus was first described by Berti in 1966. Whereas acute gastric volvulus is very rare, chronic gastric volvulus on the other hand is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. This is attributed to the liberal use of barium meal for the evaluation of infants and children with repeated attacks of ...
Koussoulas Vassilios - - 2007
AIM: To investigate the role of gastric mucosa at the secretion of sTREM-1 in peptic ulcer. METHODS: Seventy two patients were enrolled; 35 with duodenal, 21 with gastric ulcer and 16 with chronic gastritis. Patients were endoscoped and gastric juice was aspirated. Patients with duodenal and gastric ulcer underwent a ...
Brolin Robert E - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To present a technique of revisional RY gastric bypass in patients with unsatisfactory weight loss after primary gastric bariatric operations. METHODS: The Roux limb was lengthened by creating a 75-100 cm common channel below the enteroenterostomy with concomitant revision of the gastrojejunostomy. RESULTS: Fifty-four patients had this distal modification ...
Naftali Timna - - 2007
AIMS: Post-infectious gastroparesis (PIGP) is a subgroup of idiopathic gastroparesis. The aim of this study was to identify post-viral gastroparesis and to characterize clinical and electrogastrographic aspects of the disease and their usefulness as a diagnostic tool. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with gastroparesis were defined as PIGP if they had a ...
Checchi Serenella - - 2007
AIM: Autoimmune gastritis is frequently associated with autoimmune thyroiditis and other organ-specific autoimmune diseases, and may lead to atrophic body gastritis (ABG). We studied the diagnostic use of the measurement of serum ghrelin compared with other markers of gastric damage in predicting the presence of ABG in patients with autoimmune ...
Dizdar V - - 2007
In an outbreak of waterborne giardiasis where 1300 subjects were diagnosed, with Giardia lamblia, 139 continued to have abdominal symptoms of whom two of three had negative stool culture and microscopy. These were considered to have a postinfectious functional gastrointestinal disorder. We investigated visceral hypersensitivity in patients with persisting abdominal ...
Shan Yan-Shen - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is the major morbidity after pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD). Gastroscintigraphy was used to characterize food distribution in the proximal and distal stomach during emptying. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 2000 and June 2003, 20 healthy volunteers and 23 PPPD patients underwent single-phase gastric emptying scintigraphy 14 ...
Friedenberg Frank K - - 2007
The treatment goals for patients with gastroparesis are to control symptoms; to correct fluid, electrolyte, and nutritional deficiencies; and to identify and treat the underlying cause of gastroparesis. For mild symptoms, dietary modifications and a low-dose antiemetic and/or prokinetic agent might provide satisfactory control of symptoms. Dietary treatments include decreasing ...
Maranki Jennifer - - 2007
Gastric electric stimulation is an emerging therapy for refractory gastroparesis. Several methods have been used to electrically stimulate the stomach. Initial studies used gastric electrical pacing, which entrains and paces the gastric slow waves at a slightly higher rate than the patient's normal myoelectric frequency of 3 cycles per minute ...
Trainor Dominic - - 2007
Gastric perforation in association with incarceration of a hiatus hernia rarely features on a list of differential diagnoses of acute chest pain. A patient presented to the emergency department with acute chest pain characteristic of myocardial ischaemia. Several risk factors for ischaemic heart disease (IHD) were present. Investigations revealed normal ...
Dwivedi Manisha - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The present study aims to determine the prevalence of nodular gastritis (NG) and ascertain its clinical presentation and histopathological features in adults. It also assesses its association with Helicobacter pylori and the normalization of endoscopic features, symptoms, and histology after anti H. pylori therapy. METHODS: A total ...
Campana Davide - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Ghrelin is mainly produced by the endocrine cells of the gastric oxyntic mucosa. For this reason we decided to investigate the modification of the circulating levels not only of total but also of acylated ghrelin in a series of patients with chronic atrophic gastritis. DESIGN: Twenty-five patients with chronic ...
Quinkler M - - 2007
Insulinoma causes fasting hypoglycaemia due to inappropriate insulin secretion. The diagnosis of insulinoma is based on Whipple's triad during a supervised fasting test. The aim of our study was to evaluate retrospectively the percentage of positive 48-hour fasting tests in a large series of patients with insulinoma. In a retrospective ...
Huerta Sergio - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The present study assessed the degree to which comorbid conditions improved after bariatric surgery in veteran patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 55 patients (age 49.1 +/- 1.2, body mass index 49.3 +/- 1.2 kg/m2; 62% male) who underwent open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery at the Dallas Veterans Administration ...
Ali Natasha - - 2007
Metastatic adenocarcinoma presenting as microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) and leukoerythroblastic blood picture is rare. We report three patients who presented with MAHA as the initial symptom of metastatic signet ring cell gastric adenocarcinoma. One patient had past history of gastric ulcer. In all these patients the initial diagnosis was based ...
Matsumoto Masahiro - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Impairment of gastric emptying is well recognized in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), especially long-standing insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the cause of delayed gastric emptying in DM patients. METHODS: In 16 controls, 16 non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients and 23 IDDM ...
Mensink Peter B F - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastrointestinal tonometry is currently the only clinical diagnostic test that enables identification of symptomatic chronic gastrointestinal ischemia. Gastric exercise tonometry has proven its value for detection of ischemia in this patients group, but has its disadvantages. Earlier studies with postprandial tonometry gave unreliable results. In this study ...
Campana Davide - - 2007
PURPOSE: We evaluated the pattern of chromogranin A (CgA) plasma levels in a large number of patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), in a series of patients with chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) with and without enterochromaffin-like (ECL) cell hyperplasia, and in healthy participants (HPs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred thirty-eight patients ...
Yakoob Javed - - 2008
The diagnostic yield of various tests for Helicobacter pylori infection in patients on acid-reducing drugs, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and histamine-2 receptor blocker (H2RB), was compared. Seventy-four consecutive patients on acid-reducing drugs were enrolled: 34 (46%) were on PPIs, 20 (27%) were on H2RBs and 20 (27%) were ...
Lo A S N - - 2007
Purpose Some patients with gastric cancers develop acute complications and present acutely. It has been proposed that this group of patients have a worse prognosis. This paper describes the management of acute and elective gastric cancer patients at South Auckland Health. Methods Patients were identified by electronic searching patient records ...
Remes-Troche Jose María - - 2007
Up to 30% of subjects undergoing Nissen fundoplication develop dyspeptic symptoms. Previous studies using the water load test have shown that functional dyspepsia patients have a diminished drinking capacity due to increased visceral sensitivity. Here we investigate drinking capacity and severity of symptoms in 9 patients with dyspeptic symptoms after ...
Sacco Frank - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the nature and prevalence of disease in Alaska Native patients referred for evaluation of upper gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Two hundred consecutive Alaska Native patients referred to a statewide tertiary center were prospectively evaluated. A standardized data collection form documenting EGD findings was ...
Huang Steven Y - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and barium radiographic findings for 17 patients with large hiatal hernias and a floppy fundus with those for 61 patients with large hiatal hernias but no floppy fundus. Patients with large hiatal hernias can develop a floppy fundus, which has ...
Kang Irene - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the nature of nutritional deficiencies that arose in gastrectomy patients by comparing mineral absorption in patients with total and subtotal gastrectomies before and after operation. METHODS: Levels of nutritional, micro, and toxic minerals were measured in a subject group of 20 patients with gastric cancer. Patients were ...
Grijalva Israel - - 2007
BACKGROUND: 4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) given to patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) has shown beneficial effects in some somatic and autonomic functions, although patients often develop dyspeptic symptoms. 4-AP is a potassium-channel blocker capable of altering gastro-pyloric functions as demonstrated experimentally. Our objective was to examine the influence of 4-AP ...
Chang W-K - - 2007
To position a safe gastric puncture point prior to the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) a technique using an abdominal plain film with a gastric insufflation was assessed. After insufflated with 500 ml of air, an abdominal plain film was obtained before PEG in 84 patients. The body of the stomach ...
Boehme Michael W J - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Severe gastric inflammation or ulcer disease can alter gastric motility and influence sufficient glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, visceral neuropathy may reduce the perception of typical gastrointestinal symptoms in these patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of silent ...
Lawal Adeyemi - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Autonomic dysfunction is associated with a wide variety of gastrointestinal symptoms. It is unclear how many patients with autonomic dysfunction have slow or rapid gastric emptying. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of rapid and delayed solid phase gastric emptying in patients with autonomic dysfunction ...
Santiago-Maldonado Ida Mary - - 2007
PURPOSE: Early satiety, nausea and vomiting have traditionally been associated with delayed gastric emptying (GE). A study was performed to determine the frequency of rapid/delayed GE in 100 patients sequentially referred for scintigraphic GE using a corn flakes and milk meal. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A retrospective review of 100 consecutive ...
Kalaitzakis Evangelos - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Altered gastric sensorimotor function is related to the symptomatology in several gastrointestinal diseases. Gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with cirrhosis may result in low energy intake contributing to malnutrition and increased morbidity. The aim of this study was to investigate gastric accommodation to a meal and sensitivity to gastric distension ...
van Essen Martijn - - 2007
Foregut carcinoid tumours have a different embryological origin than other gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP NETs). In the total group of GEP NETs (n = 131), treatment with (177)Lu-octreotate resulted in tumour remission in 47% of patients, with a median time to progression (TTP) of >36 months. As patients with foregut ...
de Abreu Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Involvement of the oral mucosa can occur in lepromatous leprosy; however, lesions in the oral mucosa of paucibacillary patients have not been previously observed. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether clinical and subclinical lesions exist in oral mucosa in nontreated paucibacillary leprosy patients, using clinical ...
Sierpinska Teresa - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation was to establish a connection between masticatory deficiency and pathomorphologic alterations of gastric mucosa in patients with dyspepsia. METHOD AND MATERIALS: In 40 dyspeptic, edentulous and partially dentate patients and in 40 dyspeptic control patients with good dental status, the Optosil masticatory function test ...
Ringhofer Claudia - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During endoscopy the stomach is considered to rise at the level of the 'gastric' folds; however, anatomical studies have demonstrated that the proximal gastric folds may in fact be esophageal. This prospective study was designed to assess the histopathology of endoscopically visible proximal gastric folds in patients ...
Jonaitis Laimas - - 2007
The aim of the study was to compare the prevalence and severity of precancerous condition--gastric atrophy and intestinal metaplasia (IM) between Eastern European (Lithuania and Latvia) and Asian (Taiwan) countries in population older than 55 years. METHODS: Patients aged 55 years and older, referred for upper endoscopy due to dyspeptic ...
Thorstenson Andreas - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of ileum resection in orthotopic neobladder construction on gastrointestinal function and metabolic control. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 28 patients who underwent radical cystectomy and construction of an orthotopic neobladder or continent ileal reservoir for bladder cancer. As controls, 10 patients endoscopically treated for non-invasive ...
Kristinsson Jón O - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Few studies have described patients with foregut dysmotility in inflammatory bowel disease. The aim of this case series was to evaluate clinical characteristics of 5 patients with inflammatory bowel disease and symptoms and signs of upper gut dysmotility. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We describe a series of four patients with Crohn's ...
Medhus Asle W - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Dysmotility of the upper gastrointestinal tract has been reported in children with Hirschsprung's disease. In the present study, gastric emptying was studied in adult patients with Hirschsprung's disease to elucidate whether there is a persisting involvement of the upper gastrointestinal tract in this group of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: ...
Kadouchi K - - 2006
Background Atrophic and inflammatory changes in the gastric mucosa are commonly observed in Japanese patients with functional dyspepsia. However, detailed data regarding the correlation between the severity of these changes and the symptoms of functional dyspepsia are not available. Aim To evaluate grading scales of gastric atrophy and inflammation, severity ...
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