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Hsieh Michael H - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic injection of non-animal-stabilized hyaluronic acid/dextranomer gel is an increasingly recognized treatment option for vesicoureteral reflux. The procedure is minor compared with open surgery and, when successful, avoids the need for long-term antibiotic prophylaxis. We present data from 3 years of using non-animal-stabilized hyaluronic acid/dextranomer gel to treat children ...
Simi? Aleksandar Petar - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: It is speculated that postoperative pathologic gastroesophageal reflux after Heller's myotomy can be diminished if the lateral and posterior phrenoesophageal attachments are left intact. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of limited hiatal dissection in patients operated due to achalasia. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, 3 years ...
Ormaechea M - - 2010
PURPOSE: We report the preliminary results of endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux in children using polyacrylate polyalcohol copolymer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a prospective multicenter review of pediatric patients treated with subureteral injection of a new nonabsorbable substance. Only patients with 1 year of followup were included. RESULTS: A ...
Yu L - - 2010
Treatment of achalasia aims at reducing the pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and palliate symptoms. Our objective in this study was to investigate functional changes of the esophagus after Heller myotomy and evaluate their influence on postoperative gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal morphologic changes. Between 1980 and 2003, 216 ...
Bravi I - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Long-term follow-up studies of achalasia after pneumatic dilation, mostly retrospective, have shown variable results. AIM: To examine the outcome of achalasia after pneumatic dilation using a prospective follow-up programme. METHODS: One or two dilations (first dilation treatment) in 77 patients to achieve stable (>1 year) remission and patients followed ...
Aly Ahmad - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Reflux of duodeno-gastric fluid is a significant problem after esophagectomy with gastric conduit reconstruction. Symptoms may be severe and impact considerably upon the quality of life. Previous studies have suggested that a fundoplication type anastomosis may limit post-esophagectomy reflux. AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine whether ...
Tsimogiannis Konstantinos E - - 2010
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has become established as the procedure of choice in the surgical management of the majority of patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Postoperative paraesophageal herniation has an incidence range up to 7% in the immediate postoperative period. A prospective randomized trial was scheduled to study ...
Kawahara Hisayoshi - - 2009
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Thoracoscopic repair has recently been attempted in newborns with esophageal atresia (EA), but it remains unclear whether thoracoscopic dissection reduces pathological gastroesophageal reflux. We investigated the influence of a thoracoscopic approach on esophageal motor function in patients with EA. METHODS: Clinical and gastrointestinal data of 10 patients with EA ...
Mazdak Hamid - - 2010
In clinical practice, internal urethrotomy is an easy procedure and is offered as a first modality for treatment of short urethral strictures. Internal urethrotomy refers to any procedure that opens the stricture by incising or ablating it transurethrally. The most common complication of internal urethrotomy is stricture recurrence. The curative ...
Douzinas Emmanuel E EE 3rd Department of Critical Care, Evgenidion Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens 115 28, Greece. - - 2009
To investigate factors predicting failure of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) to eliminate gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Twenty-nine consecutive mechanically ventilated patients were investigated. Patients were evaluated for GER by pH-metry pre-PEG and on the 7th post-PEG day. Endoscopic and histologic evidence of reflux esophagitis was also carried out. A beneficial response ...
Bennett Alexander D - - 2010
Retention of tablets or capsules in the feline esophagus can be associated with esophagitis and esophageal stricture formation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the esophageal passage of tablets and capsules when administered with either a one-step pill gun with flavored liquid (FlavoRx pill glide) or a pill ...
Fiocca Roberto - - 2010
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-associated changes in esophageal histology have been reported mainly after short-term medical antireflux therapy, and few individual lesions have been examined. We report detailed histological findings from the LOTUS study, at baseline and at 1 and 3 years after laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) or esomeprazole treatment in ...
Repici Alessandro - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Several endoscopic antireflux therapies have been proposed to reduce the need for chronic medical therapy or laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and mid-term clinical results of endoluminal fundoplication (ELF) with EsophyX. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2006 to ...
Yurt?u M?slim - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effects of cyanoacrylate (C), fibrin glue (FG), and natrium hyaluronate (NH) on the healing of esophageal anastomosis (EA). METHODS: Twenty-four rabbits were divided equally into 4 groups: primary anastomosis (PA), C, FG, and NH. A 1-cm-length of the cervical esophagus was resected through ...
Broeders Joris A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare 10 years outcome of a multicenter randomized controlled trial on laparoscopic (LNF) and conventional Nissen fundoplication (CNF), with focus on effectiveness and reoperation rate. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LNF has replaced CNF as surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Decisions are based on equal short-term effectiveness ...
Wedgeworth Emma K - - 2009
AIM: To describe the clinical features and treatment schedules of a series of 5 patients with esophageal lichen planus (LP). To review the literature on esophageal LP. BACKGROUND: LP, a common papulosquamous dermatologic condition, can present to the gastroenterologist with esophageal involvement. This is rare and occurs in a distinct ...
Bright Tim - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surveillance of individuals with Barrett's oesophagus is undertaken to detect early stage oesophageal malignancy. The impact of a surveillance programme on endoscopy resources and disease detection is uncertain. METHODS: In 2004, we commenced a structured Barrett's oesophagus surveillance programme. The surveillance protocol specifies surveillance interval and number of ...
Johansson Jan - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate if the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduced the prevalence of benign anastomotic strictures after uncomplicated esophagectomies with gastric tube reconstruction and circular stapled anastomoses. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Benign anastomotic strictures are associated with anastomotic leaks or conduit ischemia. ...
Sharma Girish K - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and results of dorsal onlay lingual mucosal graft (LMG) urethroplasty for the definitive management of urethral strictures in women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 15 women (mean age 42 years) with a history suggestive of urethral stricture who had undergone multiple urethral dilatations and/or urethrotomy ...
Miyake K - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) may cause excessive duodenogastric reflux (DGR) in a similar manner to distal gastrectomy, particularly after antral resections. We aimed to examine the occurrence of DGR after ESD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with gastric neoplasm for whom ESD was indicated were categorized according ...
Nakajima Kenichi - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Esophageal complications are common in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The relationship between gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms and dysmotility was examined in endoscopically confirmed patients suspected of having reflux esophagitis. METHODS: A total of 32 patients with limited and diffuse type SSc (lSSc, dSSc) were examined based on a ...
Ally Mazer R - - 2009
Fundic gland polyps (FGP) have been implicated with long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use. We attempted to investigate the impact of length and dosage of PPI therapy on the development of FGP. A retrospective cohort study of all patients who had gastric polyps removed during elective upper endoscopy between March ...
Fransis Karen - - 2010
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 To report the medium-term results at our institution of repairing long bulbar urethral strictures with buccal mucosal grafts. Between January 2003 and June 2007, a buccal mucosa graft repair was used in 34 patients with recurrent bulbar strictures >2 cm. The follow-up ...
Aikawa Masayasu - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Bilioenteric anastomosis allows reflux of bowel fluid into bile ducts, resulting in reflux cholangitis. We sought to develop a reflux-free procedure of bilioenteric anastomosis endowed using an artificial bile duct (ABD). METHODS: The study was performed in four groups of pigs. In Group A, end-to-side choledochoduodenostomy using the interposed ...
Vasiliadis Konstantinos V - - 2010
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition that usually requires long-term maintenance therapy with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). In clinical practice, patients receive PPIs at the lowest dose to control symptoms. However, it is not known whether this approach adequately controls acidic esophageal reflux. We sought to investigate the efficacy ...
Kilic Arman - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Short-term outcomes of laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) for achalasia have been excellent, although the long-term durability of this operation remains to be established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of LHM. METHODS: A single-institution review of patients undergoing LHM between 1992 and 2003 with ...
Panti A - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Intra-operative, gastro-oesophageal reflux may be associated with post-anaesthestic complications such as oesophagitis and oesophageal stricture in dogs. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preoperative administration of omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, on oesophageal pH in anaesthetised dogs. METHODS: Forty-seven dogs undergoing elective pelvic limb ...
Shaw John M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A prospective, randomized trial was performed to evaluate the long-term outcome and patient satisfaction of laparoscopic complete 360 degrees fundoplication compared with partial posterior 270 degrees fundoplication. Partial fundoplication is purported to have fewer side effects with a higher failure rate in controlling gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), while complete ...
Batirel Hasan Fevzi - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of the size of the esophageal hiatus on lower esophageal sphincter pressure (LESP) and acid reflux. METHODS: Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who underwent Nissen fundoplication in 2006-2008 were included. All underwent esophageal manometry and 22 had 24-h pH ...
Hulselmans Michael - - 2010
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Achalasia is treated with pneumatic dilation or Heller myotomy, but studies suggest poor long-term outcomes. We analyzed long-term outcomes after initial pneumatic dilation and studied factors associated with failure. METHODS: A total of 209 patients (111 men; mean age, 51.2 +/- 1.4 years) with achalasia who were ...
Kos Martijn P - - 2010
The aim of this work was to assess the efficacy of external myotomy of the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) for oropharyngeal dysphagia. In the period 1991-2006, 28 patients with longstanding dysphagia and/or aspiration problems of different etiologies underwent UES myotomy as a single surgical treatment. The main symptoms were difficulties ...
da Rocha Julio Rafael Mariano - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of preoperative gastric secretory and hormonal response, to the appearance of Barrett's esophagus in the esophageal stump following subtotal esophagectomy. METHODS: Thirty-eight end-stage chagasic achalasia patients submitted to esophagectomy and cervical gastric pull-up were followed prospectively for a mean ...
Bennett Stephen D - - 2010
To answer the question: 'Is there a learning curve associated with a subureteric injection of Deflux(®)?' We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients who received subureteric injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid (Deflux(®){AQ2}) (225 procedures) for treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) by four surgeons. The study included 55 patients, 82 ureters, who had ...
Makris Konstantinos I - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Redo fundoplication has acceptable outcomes in patients with failed previous fundoplications. However, a subset of patients require Roux-en-Y (RNY) reconstruction for symptom relief. AIM: The aim of this study was to demonstrate safety and efficacy of RNY reconstruction for failed fundoplications. METHOD: Retrospective review of data on patients who ...
Katkoori Devendar D Department of Urology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, - - 2010
Therapy (case series). 4. To present our long-term experience comparing uretero-intestinal anastomotic (UIA) stricture rates after radical cystectomy (RC) in patients with and without previous pelvic radiotherapy (pRT), as the risk of stricture is thought to be higher in patients undergoing RC and urinary diversion (UD) with a history of ...
Khajanchee Yashodhan S - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of delayed gastric emptying (DGE) on subjective and objective outcomes of gastroesophageal reflux disease following Nissen fundoplication with or without pyloroplasty. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS: A total of 141 consecutive patients considered for Nissen fundoplication who ...
Liang Jian-hui - - 2009
In a previous study, we replaced a thoracic esophagus with nitinol composite artificial esophagus. Two major problems of anastomotic leakage and early sloughing of the grafted prostheses were noted. We have developed a new type of nitinol composite artificial esophagus with polyester connecting ring, and in this study, we test ...
Chung Jae Ho - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the significance of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) in benign vocal mucosal lesions. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: A case-control study at the tertiary referral medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: From April 2003 to December 2006, we studied 110 patients with benign vocal mucosal lesions who had undergone 24-hour ambulatory ...
Kirsch Andrew J - - 2009
PURPOSE: We evaluated the usefulness and interobserver concordance of a novel grading system for dynamic ureteral hydrodistention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 1, 2002 and July 1, 2008 the hydrodistention grade in 697 ureters was prospectively assigned and recorded, including H0-no hydrodistention, H1-ureteral orifice open but tunnel not evident, H2-tunnel ...
Menezes Maria - - 2009
PURPOSE: The familial nature of vesicoureteral reflux is well recognized. Screening siblings for reflux is controversial. We identified a group of siblings of index patients with vesicoureteral reflux who are most likely to be affected. We also identified risk factors for renal scarring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1998 and 2007 ...
Jain Vishesh - - 2009
Three cases of cricopharyngeal achalasia are being presented. The preoperative diagnosis was established by a contrast swallow. Cricopharyngeal myotomy was performed in all patients. One child died in the postoperative period because of respiratory failure secondary to aspiration pneumonitis, whereas in the other two, symptoms were relieved, and they remain ...
Chung Woo Chul - - 2009
Between 1998 and 2007, eligible 24 of 72 patients undergoing endoscopic balloon dilation for esophageal anastomotic stricture were reviewed. The findings influencing the repeated balloon dilation for restenosis were evaluated during 12 months of follow-up. About 83.3% (10/12) of cases required repeated dilation within 4 months. A duration of <90 ...
Yazici Zahide Mine - - 2010
Chronic nonspecific pharyngitis is one of the most common reasons for visits to otorhinolaryngology physicians. The underlying conditions are still unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of laryngopharyngeal reflux in chronic nonspecific pharyngitis patients based on the patient's history and clinical examination. Fifty consecutive patients ...
Pittaluga Paul - - 2009
A new physiopathologic concept within superficial venous insufficiency (SVI) describes ascending progression from the collaterals to the saphenous veins (SV), leading to a treatment that aims to remove the varicose reservoir and not the SVs. This study reports the midterm results of this therapeutic approach. This is a retrospective study ...
Asciutto G - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess reflux patterns and the results of endovascular obliteration of ovarian veins in patients with symptomatic pelvic venous incompetence (PVI). METHODS: A total of 71 female patients (mean age 49 years) with signs of PVI on selective phlebography of the pelvic veins were included in the study. In ...
Lai Anita L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic criterion based on the number of eosinophils (Eos) per high-power field (HPF) does not appear to capture all patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EE). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether EE has been underrecognized at our institution, clinical variables predicting EE, and whether the Luna eosinophil granule (LEG) stain detects ...
Hordijk Marjan L - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Benign gastroesophageal anastomotic strictures are common and often refractory to treatment. Various endoscopic dilation techniques have been reported, but none of these methods has been proven to be superior. OBJECTIVE: Comparison of the efficacy and safety of dilation of previously untreated anastomotic strictures by using electrocautery incision (EI) and ...
Pastor Aimee C - - 2009
PURPOSE: Treatment modalities for achalasia are evolving and remain controversial. Herein, we report the relative efficacy and outcomes after dilatation or myotomy in children with achalasia. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all children treated for achalasia at a tertiary center from 1981 to 2007 was performed (n = 40). Demographics, ...
Mathur Raj K - - 2009
To evaluate efficacy of "U" shaped prostatobulbar anastamosis [USPBA] in a posterior urethral stricture along with its urethroscopic evaluation to let us assess the process of neourethrisation in successful cases as well as pathogenesis of restricture in failure cases. We analysed results of "U" shaped prostato-bulbar anastamosis in 132 patients ...
Ono S - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Although endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is becoming accepted as an established treatment for superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms, the risks for developing postoperative stricture have not been elucidated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study at a single institution. From January 2002 to October 2008, ...
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