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Cadière Guy-Bernard - - 2008
A novel transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure using the EsophyX system with SerosaFuse fasteners was designed to reconstruct a full-thickness valve at the gastroesophageal junction through tailored delivery of multiple fasteners during a single-device insertion. The safety and efficacy of TIF for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) were evaluated in ...
Gamagaris Zoi - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) has been widely used to treat morbid obesity. There is conflicting data on its long-term effect on esophageal function. Our aim was to assess the long-term impact of the LAGB on esophageal motility and pH-metry in patients who had LAGB who had normal ...
Gee Denise W - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Transesophageal endoscopic mediastinoscopy (MX) and thoracoscopy (TX) could reduce pain, eliminate intercostal neuralgia, provide better access to the posterior mediastinal compartment and pulmonary hilum, and improve cosmesis. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of transesophageal natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and to determine the ...
Mosler Patrick - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic suture plications at the cardia decreased gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms in short-term studies. Pull-through of submucosal sutures may lead to loss of efficacy. The application of cautery on mucosal surfaces may promote tissue adherence. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of endoluminal gastroplication (ELGP) using Endocinch ...
Zaninotto Giovanni - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The natural history of esophageal epiphrenic diverticula (ED) is not entirely clear; the decision whether to operate or not is often based on the personal preference of the physician and patient. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term fate of operated and unoperated patients with ED. ...
da Rocha Julio Rafael Mariano - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Subtotal esophagectomy and gastric pull-up with cervical anastomosis is the main treatment for advanced achalasia. This surgical technique has been associated to esophagitis and also Barrett's epithelium following esophagectomy. AIM: To analyze late clinical, endoscopic, and pathologic findings in the esophageal stump (ES) mucosa after subtotal esophagectomy in patients ...
Kantas Ilias - - 2009
The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate the effect of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) on the healing process of surgical laryngeal trauma. A total of 112 consecutive patients, who suffered from LPR and were scheduled for operation of Reinke edema or laryngeal polyps/nodules (40 and 72 patients, respectively) during ...
Xirouchakis Elias - - 2009
To assess the effectiveness of anti-reflux treatment in gastroesophageal reflux disease patients classified according to esophagogastric junction morphology (Hill classification). A symptom score and endoscopic grading of gastrooesophageal flap valve appearance were determined in 49 symptomatic patients (female 26, male 23; mean age 49 years, range 21-76 years). Patients received ...
Tokunaga Masanori - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Although proximal gastrectomy has been performed more as a function-preserving surgery, reflux esophagitis can occur postoperatively, resulting in poor postoperative quality of life. To date, only a few reports have compared the methods of reconstruction performed after proximal gastrectomy, and the method most likely to prevent postoperative reflux esophagitis ...
Raymondi Ricardo - - 2008
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To report a large series of patients with strictures from different etiologies who underwent dilation without fluoroscopy. METHODOLOGY: Between 1992 and 2005, 321 patients who underwent 2750 dilation sessions were entered in a database. Dysphagia score, cause and location of the stricture and diameter of the bougies were recorded ...
Vaos George - - 2008
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Modified Heller esophagomyotomy has become the initial treatment of choice for esophageal achalasia in children. However, only limited and not objective data are currently available on the long-term results of modified Heller limited esophagomyotomy (LEM). This retrospective study was undertaken to objectively assess the long-term results of LEM in ...
Perlmutter Adam E - - 2008
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of intraoperative cystogram with a simulated voiding phase after endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). METHODS: From September 2003 to June 2005, 24 children underwent injection of deflux for the treatment of VUR. A total of 38 ureters were treated. After deflux injection, our most ...
Ravi Narayanasamy - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic fundoplication represents the gold standard in the surgical management of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The achievement of long-lasting symptomatic and physiological control of reflux is the goal of therapy, as well as the minimization of troubling sequelae, in particular, dysphagia. On-table endoscopy after fundoplication was introduced in this ...
Harper Luke - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The endoscopic subureteral injection of tissue-bulking agents has become an established alternative to long-term antibiotic prophylaxis and open surgery with a high success rate, especially for low-grade reflux (>90%). Though it is recognized that a routine postoperative voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) is unnecessary following a ureteroneocystostomy, most teams perform one ...
Atug Ozlen - - 2008
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of esomeprazole 40 mg once daily (q.d.) in healing reflux oesophagitis at 4 and 8 weeks, and the efficacy of esomeprazole 20 mg q.d. for 12 weeks in the maintenance of remission. A total of 235 patients with ...
Zhang Chong - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a gastric side purse-string technique on anastomotic strictures during esophageal carcinoma operations. METHODS: From 1996 to 2005, esophageal carcinoma operations were performed on 1128 consecutive patients. Among them, 463 underwent esophagogastric anastomosis with purse-string sutures on the gastric ...
Awais Omar - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Intractable gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after prior antireflux operation presents a difficult challenge. Our objective was to investigate the role of Roux-en-Y near esophagojejunostomy (RNYNEJ) in the management of intractable reflux symptoms after prior antireflux surgery. METHODS: Between June 2000 and October 2005, 25 patients with GERD after antireflux ...
Kassis Imad - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Voiding cystourethrogram is performed 3-6 weeks after urinary tract infection. This prolongs the interval of prophylactics, reducing the likelihood of having to perform the procedure. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the yield and potential risks/benefits of early compared to late performance of VCUG after UTI. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study ...
Hoa Michael - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We sought to correlate endoscopic findings with the clinical course of recurrent croup. METHODS: Children were classified as having recurrent croup if they had had 2 or more episodes of barky cough, inspiratory stridor, and hoarseness. All study participants underwent direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy and were started on an ...
Ryou Marvin - - 2008
Approximately 20% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have symptoms refractory to long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Furthermore, PPI therapy is expensive. Fundoplication is considered the gold standard of GERD therapy in terms of normalization of esophageal acid exposure and symptom control; however, this exposes the patient to ...
Cai Qiang - - 2008
Reflux esophagitis is a common disease. Erosive reflux esophagitis is a more advanced stage of reflux esophagitis. Although death from reflux disease is uncommon, significant morbidity and mortality from complications, such as esophageal ulcer, stricture, and cancer, are not uncommon. Proton pump inhibitors are the popular medication for reflux esophagitis. ...
Yalçin Sule - - 2008
The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics of the pathway from the onset of clinical findings related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) until the surgical therapy to achieve a better organization of the multiple disciplines and create the best management scheme in a referral center in Turkey. ...
Mejía-Rivas Mariel A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in obesity. The impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) on GERD is poorly known. We studied the effect of the RYGBP on GERD in patients with morbid obesity (MO). METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with MO (BMI > 40 kg/m(2)) were studied ...
Agrawal Dharmendra - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to review the immediate and long-term results of video-imaged thoracoscopic Heller's myotomy (THM). METHODS: All patients undergoing THM by a single surgeon at one institution were analysed. Follow-up was conducted using a structured questionnaire and oesophageal manometry and/or 24h pH monitoring were undertaken ...
Lundell L - - 2008
With the introduction of laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) along with the increasing efficacy of modern medical treatment, a direct comparison is warranted. The 3-year interim results of a randomised study comparing both the efficacy and safety of LARS and esomeprazole (ESO) are reported. LOTUS is ...
Pech O - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic therapy is increasingly being used in the treatment of high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (HGIN) and mucosal adenocarcinoma (BC) in patients with Barrett's oesophagus. This report provides 5 year follow-up data from a large prospective study investigating the efficacy and safety of endoscopic treatment in these patients and analysing risk ...
Ahmed A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Achalasia of the cardia is generally considered a rare disease. Because the cause is uncertain, treatment is palliative and directed at relieving distal oesophageal obstruction. In developed countries, several treatment options are available, but in developing countries, achalasia is usually treated by open surgical myotomy. We reviewed the outcome ...
Gönen Murat - - 2008
PURPOSE: In this study, we present our experience using balloon and Amplatz dilatation to establish a percutaneous tract. We also discuss advantages and risk factors of both techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 229 patients who had undergone 235 percutaneous nephrolithotomy procedures. The nephrostomy tract had ...
Hafez J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The impact from the mode of operation (partial vs total fundoplication) on long-term outcome after fundoplication still is unknown, although short-term randomized studies have not shown significant differences in the efficacy of reflux control. To obtain some insight concerning the long-term results, the data of a nonrandomized cohort were ...
Rothstein Richard I - - 2008
Endoscopic therapies to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease have been developed as another option for patients with reflux symptoms who do not want to continue medications indefinitely or are unwilling to undergo surgical intervention. The endoscopic treatments can be divided into those that pleat or plicate the upper stomach, deliver thermal ...
Jin bBong Joon - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the usefulness of acoustic parameters as an indicator of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) treatment efficacy. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective case series analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January to September 2005, we prospectively analyzed 40 patients who were diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux by 24-hour ambulatory double-probe pH monitoring. Laryngopharyngeal ...
Schuchert Matthew J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to review our experience with minimally-invasive esophagomyotomy as primary therapy for achalasia, and to identify those clinical variables most predictive of myotomy failure. METHODS: We reviewed our experience with all patients who underwent minimally-invasive Heller myotomy from 1992 to 2005. Outcome variables ...
Kim Jeong Hwan - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is characterized by frequent hypotensive or failed peristaltic contractions; its pathophysiology is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether patients with IEM because of GERD would differ from patients with other etiologies of IEM on the basis of esophageal-muscle thickness measured by high-frequency intraluminal US (HFIUS). DESIGN: ...
Internullo Eveline - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Though the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer is increasingly accepted for elderly people defined as aged over 70 years, less is reported about the results in patients over 75. This study is a single institution retrospective analysis of outcome after esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus and GEJ in ...
Zhu Zi-Jiang - - 2008
The aim of this study was to compare the operative results in regard to reducing anastomotic leakage and stricture formation using a newly designed layered manual esophagogastric anastomosis versus a stapler esophagogastrostomy versus the conventional hand-sewn whole-layer anastomosis after resection for esophageal or gastric cardiac carcinoma. From January 2004 to ...
Terra Ricardo Mingarini - - 2008
There is controversial evidence that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an etiologic factor for idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis. We present the case of a 44-year-old woman with symptomatic tracheal stenosis managed as idiopathic stenosis. She underwent six endoscopic dilations during 1 year, and before surgery she underwent 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring ...
Parshad Rajinder - - 2008
The aim of surgical treatment in achalasia cardia is symptom relief. Most studies have evaluated the results of laparoscopic cardiomyotomy with an antireflux procedure. However, data on the effectiveness of laparoscopic cardiomyotomy without an antireflux procedure is sparse. We describe our experience of laparoscopic cardiomyotomy without antireflux procedure in 40 ...
Selvakumar Eswaran - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The incidence of hepaticojejunostomy stricture is 4%-10% in experienced centres. Many access loops have been designed and used to facilitate endoscopic intervention for this complication of hepaticojejunostomy. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness and safety of gastric access loop. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 13 patients ...
Tanabe Satoshi - - 2008
BACKGROUND: EMR is now a widely accepted option for the treatment for superficial esophageal cancer (SEC). However, studies of medium-term to long-term outcomes are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes in patients with SEC who are undergoing medium-term to long-term follow-up after endoscopic oblique aspiration mucosectomy (EOAM). DESIGN: A single-center retrospective ...
Müller-Stich Beat P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Because fundoplication-related side effects are frequent, we evaluated laparoscopic mesh-augemented hiatoplasty (LMAH) as a potential treatment option for gastroesophageal reflux disease and/or symptomatic hiatal herania. LMAH aims to prevent reflux solely by mesh-reinforced narrowing of the hiatus and lengthening of the intra-abdominal esophagus. METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients with LMAH ...
Lilja Helene Engstrand - - 2008
We evaluated the outcome in infants with esophageal atresia (EA) treated in our department over the last two decades. The medical records of 147 infants treated from 1986 to 2005 were reviewed. Patient characteristics, associated anomalies, surgery and complications were recorded. We divided the material into two time-periods: 1986-1995 and ...
Ukleja Andrew - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Stricture formation at the gastrojejunal anastomosis is a relatively common complication after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). The objective of this study was to report the incidence of stomal strictures after LRYGB in our institution and report our experience with their management by endoscopic balloon dilatation. METHODS: This is ...
Kim Jin Hyoung - - 2008
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the long-term results of balloon dilation in the treatment of corrosive esophageal strictures and to identify prognostic factors associated with clinical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1987 to June 2006, balloon dilation was undertaken in 117 patients with corrosive esophageal strictures. Information on recurrence and ...
Hoffmann Jörg C - - 2008
BACKGROUND/AIMS: About half of all Crohn's disease (CD) patients undergo surgery at some point, many because of strictures. An alternative possibility is to dilate strictures endoscopically. However, little is known about prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-two patients with primary CD (n=2), radiogenic strictures (n=1), or postoperative strictures (27 because ...
Sala Eeva - - 2008
The objective of this clinical prospective study was to find out if laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is an effective treatment in laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Twenty-two consecutive patients, 16 female and 6 male, who were referred to laparoscopic fundoplication and operated by a senior gastroenterology surgeon were included in this study. Their ...
Ural Zeliha - - 2008
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the clinical, demographic, urodynamic and prognostic characteristics related to vesicoureteral reflux among patients with idiopathic lower urinary tract dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 348 children with idiopathic detrusor overactivity or dysfunctional voiding who had been examined ...
Capozza Nicola - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and results of the endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) after a failed ureteral reimplantation. METHODS: From January 1996 to October 2006, 28 patients underwent endoscopic treatment for VUR grade II to V persisting after open ureteral reimplantation. VUR was bilateral in 11 patients, for ...
Barthel James S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: A benign gastroesophageal anastomotic stricture occurs in up to 42% of patients after transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. Management of anastomotic strictures may require extended periods of serial endoscopic dilation, with significant risk, cost, and inconvenience for the patient. OBJECTIVE: To determine if placement of removable self-expandable polyester silicon-covered ...
Takeno Shinsuke - - 2008
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Esophagectomy for esophageal cancer is one of the most invasive surgical procedures. However, with the recent aging of the population, clinicians are increasingly encountering patients with advanced age (over 80 years) who require treatment for esophageal cancer. Patients in this age group tend to be regarded as at high ...
Bredenoord Albert J - - 2008
The introduction of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has facilitated the treatment of gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD) enormously; however, treatment of GORD still fails in a small proportion of patients. This small proportion of therapy-resistant patients encompasses a substantial part of the working load of physicians and has become a common ...
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