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Herbert Helen Mary - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the prevalence of air reflux after external dacryocystorhinostomy, its natural history, and its relation to symptomatic cure. METHODS: More than a year after lacrimal surgery, patients were contacted via a structured telephone interview and were questioned about air reflux and lacrimal symptoms. RESULTS: Interviews were completed by ...
Kawahara Hisayoshi - - 2007
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to investigate the characteristics of esophageal motor activity responsible for the development of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in patients with esophageal atresia (EA). METHODS: The subjects consisted of 29 patients with EA (1 month to 19 years). Computerized esophageal manometry was conducted to investigate ...
Eroglu Atilla - - 2007
PURPOSE: In this clinical study we investigated the use and results of the LigaSure Vessel Sealing Sytem (LVSS) (Valleylab, Boulder, CO) compared with conventional surgery in esophageal cancer resection. DESCRIPTION: The LVSS (Valleylab) is a device with a hemostatic design frequently used in abdominal surgery. Sixty patients (n = 30 ...
Polese Lino - - 2007
Ninety-five patients were treated by endoscopic dilation without fluoroscopic guidance between 1997 and 2005 for benign esophageal strictures. The etiologies were: anastomotic (38), postfundoplication (13), caustic (14), peptic (11), radiation-induced (10) and others (9). The strictures were classified at every session on a 0 to 4 scale on the basis ...
Varghese Thomas K TK - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Epiphrenic diverticula are rare and associated with esophageal motility abnormalities. Their optimal surgical treatment is debated, mortality being 9% in the largest reported surgical series of 33 patients. Our experience with a traditional thoracic approach was reviewed to provide benchmark data against which newer surgical techniques can be measured. ...
Morgan D G DG Division of Gastroenterology, St Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Canada. - - 2007
To evaluate continuous therapy (COT) and on-demand therapy (ODT) with rabeprazole 20 mg for maintenance in uninvestigated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This randomized, open-label study enrolled 331 GERD (heartburn-predominant) patients with a pre-existing proton pump inhibitor history of one month or longer, to an acute four-week trial with 20 mg ...
Williams V A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia following esophagectomy with cervical esophagogastric anastomosis is common and often can be attributed to anastomotic stricture. The prevalence, risk factors, symptomatic and endoscopic severity, and response to dilation of such strictures, however, are poorly defined. METHODS: In the present study the population consisted of 42 patients undergoing esophagectomy ...
Milone L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Esophageal dilation can occur after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). There are few studies in the literature that describe the outcomes of patients with esophageal dilation. The aim of this article is to evaluate weight loss and symptomatic outcome in patients with esophageal dilation after LAGB. METHODS: We performed ...
Hartmann Jens - - 2008
So far, the impact of telematic surgical approach in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is still obscure. In this prospective study, we analyzed the Da Vinci Intuitive Surgical robotic system for antireflux surgery. In April 2003, we set up a pilot study to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic telerobotic surgery using ...
Pleskow Douglas - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The Plicator (NDO Surgical, Inc., Mansfield, MA) endoscopically places a full-thickness permanent suture to augment the antireflux barrier. At 3-years post-treatment, published results demonstrated a reduction in subjects' gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and related medication use. AIM: To evaluate the Plicator's safety and durability of effect at improving ...
Strate U - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of preoperative esophageal motility on clinical and objective outcome of the Toupet or Nissen fundoplication and to evaluate the success rate of these procedures. Nissen fundoplication (360 degrees ) is the standard operation in the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In order to ...
Atkins B Zane - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux is associated with lung transplantation (LT) and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, limiting allograft functional longevity. LT patients may also develop post-operative oropharyngeal dysphagia, exposing the allograft to further risk. However, the magnitude of this problem is unknown. We examined LT recipients post-operatively for swallowing disorders and correlated findings ...
Gockel Ines - - 2007
HYPOTHESIS: Two groups of patients with inadequate therapeutic success after surgical treatment for achalasia can be identified, patients with type 1 recurrence (early recurrence after technical failure of myotomy or a scarring process requiring remyotomy) and patients with type 2 recurrence (late recurrence with irreversible progression of the disease and ...
van der Zee David C - - 2007
Single center experience with thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia with distal fistula and of tracheomalacia. Between May 2000 and December 2006, 51 neonates with an esophageal atresia were presented for thoracoscopic repair. Gestational age varied from 31 3/7 to 42 2/7 weeks (M = 37 2/7). Birth weight was between ...
Chirica Mircea - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the technique of colopharyngoplasty for the reconstruction of concomitant esophageal and pharyngeal caustic injuries and to evaluate the postoperative course and late functional outcomes. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical treatment of esophageal and pharyngeal strictures is a difficult challenge because reconstruction at ...
Guérin E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (TF) is reported to be as effective as Nissen (NF), but to be associated with fewer unfavorable postoperative side-effects. This study evaluates the one- and three-year clinical outcome of 140 randomized patients after a laparoscopic NF or TF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria included patients over ...
Farah José Francisco de Mattos - - 2007
PURPOSE: Evaluate short results after fundoplication procedure, concerning the division of short gastric vessels. METHODS: A prospective randomization of 90 patients with indication for hiatoplasty and total fundoplication with fundus mobilization was performed. They were divided into two groups: no SGV division (group A, n= 46) and with SGV division ...
Kent Michael S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Scleroderma is associated with severe esophageal dysmotility and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Results after antireflux surgery have been suboptimal due to the profound esophageal dysmotility seen in this disease. We hypothesized that laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) would lead to less dysphagia and better control of GERD symptoms. This ...
Fry L C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Esophageal dilatation is performed for the treatment of anatomic and sometimes functional narrowing of the esophageal lumen caused by a variety of benign and malignant conditions. Esophageal perforation is the major complication associated with endoscopic dilatation. AIM: The object of this study was to assess the incidence of perforation, ...
el-Sherif Amgad E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: We describe a novel laparoscopic "clam shell" partial fundoplication, incorporating a modified Toupet with an anterior fundic flap for the management of medically recalcitrant gastroesophageal reflux disease. We hypothesize that this clam-shell-like mechanism allows a dynamic rather than rigid circumferential antireflux barrier allowing effective reflux control (compared with partial ...
Kelty Clive J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Barrett's oesophagus is the main identifiable risk factor for oesophageal adenocarcinoma. It has been suggested that only patients with intestinal metaplasia are at risk of cancer, but the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) guidelines suggest that glandular mucosa is all that is needed. The aim of this study was ...
Abdel-Rahman Ulf - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Aortopexy has become an established surgical procedure for the treatment of tracheomalacia (TM) in infants and children. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and respiratory function after aortopexy in the long term. METHODS: Between 1992 and 2006, 20 patients (6 female, 14 male) ...
Boddy A P - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is an established treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Postoperative improvement in esophageal physiology can be indicative of successful surgery, but the degree to which it correlates with symptom control remains questionable. We have performed this study to assess the utility of postoperative esophageal physiology studies ...
Oelschlager Brant K - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We studied the long-term outcomes of laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) and the factors that determine it, as neither has been previously well established. METHODS: From September 1993 (start of our program) to September 1999, 441 patients underwent LARS. Preoperative symptoms and the results of esophageal functional studies as well ...
Gruebel C - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Reflux monitoring using combined multichannel intraluminal impedance (MII) and pH-metry increases the sensitivity for identifying gastroesophageal reflux episodes. The likelihood of a positive symptom index (SI) for patients with reflux disease (gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] or nonerosive reflux disease [NERD]) receiving proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment has been used ...
Robert M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Heller myotomy (HM) combined with an anti-reflux procedure has been shown to be effective for the treatment of achalasia, as postoperative gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) is observed in about 10% of the cases. Laparoscopy has brought an undeniable benefit in providing excellent visualisation of the gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) without lateral ...
Barbagli Guido - - 2007
PURPOSE: We performed a retrospective evaluation and statistical analysis of outcome in patients who underwent bulbar end-to-end anastomosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed 153 patients with an average age of 39 years who underwent bulbar end-to-end anastomosis between 1988 and 2006. Mean followup was 68 months. Stricture etiology was unknown ...
Catania Robert A - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: The utility of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in the treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms remains controversial. We hypothesized that a carefully selected population with these symptoms would benefit from antireflux surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-one consecutive patients have undergone antireflux surgery for laryngopharyngeal reflux at a single institution. Preoperative evaluation ...
Faccani Enrico - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Heller myotomy results for the treatment of sigmoid achalasia are worse than those achieved for fusiform achalasia. We retrospectively examined two groups of sigmoid achalasia patients, in which we performed (1) the standard Heller-Dor procedure (no pull-down) and (2) the Heller-Dor plus a technique apt to obtain the verticality ...
Hegi L P - - 2007
Surgical repair such as ureterocystoneostomy (UCN) for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) or primary obstructive megaureter (POM) is the treatment of choice after the failure of conservative therapy. To document the postoperative outcome, a voiding cystourethrography is routinely performed to exclude persisting reflux. Our aim was to evaluate the benefit of voiding ...
Frezza Eldo E - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Nissen fundoplication (NF) has not been a uniformly successful treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acid lowering procedures such as highly selective vagotomy (HSV) have not yet been fully evaluated as an adjunctive treatment. NFHSV was evaluated in GERD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2003 and June 2005, 8 ...
Sari Yavuz Selim - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Chronic reflux of gastric content to the esophagus causes retrosternal burning, pain, and regurgitation, and results in histopathologic changes that may culminate in adenocarcinoma. Insufficiency of the lower esophageal sphincter and hiatal hernia are the two principal causative factors. In this paper, we present the early results of a ...
Huffmanm L C - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Achalasia is a primary motility disorder of the esophagus that is treated most effectively with operative myotomy. Excellent outcomes with laparoscopic myotomy and fundoplication are well known. Heller myotomy utilizing a computer-enhanced (robotic) laparoscopic platform allows for a more precise dissection by utilizing the superior optics of a 3-dimensional ...
Rossi Angelo - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The BioEnterics intragrastric balloon (BIB) has been successfully used for treatment with BMI >35 or BMI >40. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms are sometimes reported to occur and/or to worsen in patients with BIB, with a variable onset of erosive esophagitis (EE). The aim of this study was to investigate ...
Formentini A - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and the results of ablation of Barrett'esophagus by endoscopic argon plasma coagulation (APC) followed by fundoplication. METHODOLOGY: Between January 1999 and December 2004, 21 patients with histological proven, short BE and scheduled for fundoplication, were treated by APC. Treatment ...
Allam A M - - 2007
Hand burns predominantly affect young adults, and therefore have serious social and financial implications. In the present work, 106 patients with less than 25% body surface area burns and acute partial-thickness burned hands were managed using polyethylene bags and 1% local silver sulphadiazine (SSD) cream or moist exposed burn ointment ...
Hassan C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic dilatation for Crohn's disease has been evaluated only in some small and heterogeneous studies. AIM: To evaluate any association between the main clinical variables and endoscopic variables and the efficacy and safety of endoscopic dilatation in Crohn's disease. METHODS: A Medline search regarding pneumatic dilatation in Crohn's disease ...
Tatum Roger P - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Treatment for achalasia is aimed at the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), although little is known about the effect, if any, of these treatments on esophageal body function (peristalsis and clearance). We sought to measure the effect of various treatments using combined manometry (peristalsis) with Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance (MII) (esophageal ...
Rosen Michael J - - 2007
We aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic esophageal myotomy for achalasia and identify the factors that might predict postoperative dysphagia or symptomatic reflux. A retrospective analysis of all patients undergoing laparoscopic Heller myotomy from January 1997 to June 2004 was performed. Postoperative frequency and severity of ...
Yang Huiqi - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: The outcome after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication can be assessed by either clinical symptoms or objective tests. Outcomes from objective tests are often held in higher regard than clinical data when determining the merits, or otherwise, of various antireflux surgery procedures. In this study, we sought to determine whether there ...
Leconte M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The role of surgery in the management of patients with diffuse oesophageal spasm (DOS) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess functional results after extended myotomy for DOS. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated 20 patients who had extended myotomy (14 cm on the oesophagus and 2 ...
Angerri Oriol - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Primary obstructive megaureter (POM) without vesicoureteral reflux has classically been managed by open surgery with ureteral reimplantation. We present seven patients with POM who were treated endoscopically with balloon dilatation of the distal ureter. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six boys and one girl with POM were treated from ...
Antoniou D - - 2007
PURPOSE: In the last two decades, many reports have confirmed the efficacy and safety of the conservative treatment of non-refluxing megaureter in asymptomatic patients and many cases of ureteral dilatation tend to resolve spontaneously. We report our experience on 108 patients with primary non-refluxing megaureter detected prenatally or diagnosed after ...
Orringer Mark B - - 2007
"Rediscovered" in 1976, transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) has been applicable in most situations requiring esophageal resection and reconstruction. The objective of this study was to review the authors' 30-year experience with THE and changing trends in its use. Using the authors' prospective Esophagectomy Database, this single institution experience with THE was ...
Low Donald E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Esophageal resection (ER) remains the standard therapy for early esophageal cancer; however, because of concerns regarding high levels of morbidity and mortality reported in analyses of national databases, many patients are relegated to less effective endoscopic or chemotherapeutic approaches. METHODS: All patients undergoing esophagectomy by a single surgeon for ...
Oberson Christophe - - 2007
This retrospective study analyzes the long-term results of endoscopic and surgical treatment of vesico-ureteral reflux in children. A cohort of 130 patients, 67 girls and 63 boys with a mean age of 30 months were treated either by endoscopic subureteral collagen injection (SCIN) in 92 and by Cohen reimplantation surgery ...
Kelly Jamie J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is now the most common operative procedure for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, although longterm clinical outcomes after this procedure remain uncertain. STUDY DESIGN: Outcomes for 250 patients who underwent Nissen (total) fundoplication at least 10 years ago (September 1991 to August 1995) were determined prospectively ...
Ruol Alberto - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The use of cytoreductive therapy followed by surgery is preferred by many centers dealing with locally advanced esophageal cancer. However, the potential for increase in mortality and morbidity rates has raised concerns on the use of chemoradiation therapy, especially in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to ...
Sweet Matthew P - - 2008
In the past, a Heller myotomy was considered to be ineffective in patients with achalasia and a markedly dilated or sigmoid-shaped esophagus. Esophagectomy was the standard treatment. The aims of this study were (a) to evaluate the results of laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication in patients with achalasia and ...
Menezes Maria - - 2007
PURPOSE: As more and more pediatric urologists use endoscopic therapy as a primary treatment option for vesicoureteral reflux, newer indications for this procedure are being considered. Recently it was suggested that contralateral nonrefluxing ureters should be treated prophylactically in patients undergoing unilateral endoscopic correction of vesicoureteral reflux. We analyzed the ...
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