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Cerwinka Wolfgang H - - 2007
PURPOSE: Paraureteral or Hutch diverticula are congenital bladder diverticula that occur at or adjacent to the ureteral hiatus and are associated with vesicoureteral reflux in the majority of cases. Surgical treatment has traditionally been ureteral reimplantation with or without diverticulectomy. We present our experience with endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux ...
Bechtold Matthew L - - 2007
AIM: To investigate if differences exist for patients' gastroesophageal reflux as measured by the Bravo ambulatory esophageal pH system between d 1 and d 2. METHODS: A retrospective study of 27 consecutive adult patients who underwent Bravo esophageal pH monitoring was performed. Patients underwent EGD under IV conscious sedation prior ...
Arsanjani Amir - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: In children diagnosed with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), the identification of reflux is made during either the filling (filling reflux) or voiding (voiding reflux) phase of the voiding cystourethrogram. A retrospective study was performed to determine whether this radiologic distinction has prognostic significance. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed ...
Meier Peter N - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The Stretta procedure is an endoluminal radiofrequency energy delivery system for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The purpose of this study was to present, for the first time, the Stretta treatment experience from European centers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty patients with a history of GERD from six ...
Linke Georg R - - 2007
INTRODUCTION: Limited resection of the esophagogastric junction has been proven to be safe and oncologically radical in patients with early esophageal cancer. Reconstruction with interposition of isoperistaltic jejunal loop (Merendino procedure) is supposed to prevent gastroesophageal reflux and therefore the recurrence of intestinal metaplasia at the anastomosis. The aim of ...
Virasoro Ramón - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively review our experience with the ventral transverse skin island elevated on a dartos fascia flap. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 45 patients were consecutively operated by the senior author using this technique from March 1987 to January 2006. The files of 35 patients were assessed for the ...
Glatz Stephen M - - 2007
Esophageal myotomy is the standard primary therapy for achalasia. However, reports on long-term results of myotomy have suggested a deterioration of outcome over time with many patients presenting with end stage disease several years after esophagomyotomy. Eight patients who had previously undergone esophagomyotomy for achalasia presented with recurrent or worsening ...
Zaninotto Giovanni - - 2007
Most papers report excellent results of laparoscopic fundoplication but with relatively short follow-up. Only few studies have a follow-up longer than 5 years. We prospectively collected data of 399 consecutive patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or large paraesophageal/mixed hiatal hernia who underwent laparoscopic fundoplication between January 1992 and June ...
Cowgill Sarah M - - 2007
The impact of preoperative endoscopic therapy on the difficulty of laparoscopic Heller myotomy and the impact of the difficulty of the myotomy on long-term outcome has not been determined. This study was undertaken to determine whether preoperative therapy impacts the difficulty of laparoscopic Heller myotomy and whether preoperative therapy or ...
Takata Mark C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to determine the rate of gastrojejunostomy (GJ) stricture following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP), the independent predictors of stricture, and clinical outcomes with and without a stricture. METHODS: Univariate and multivariate analysis of peri-operative and outcomes data were prospectively collected from 379 morbidly obese ...
Triadafilopoulos George - - 2007
Today, there are several modalities to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) (medications, endoscopic therapies, surgery) and such therapies can be used either singly, or in tandem, or in combination with the others, aiming at "normalization" of the patient's GERD-related quality of life and, if possible, esophageal acid exposure. Several intermediate ...
Bouazza F - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery has shown its efficiency since its description by B. Dallemagne in Belgium and T. Geagea in Canada in 1991. As encountered in the laparotomic approach, this technique can be associated with mid- and long-term postoperative side effects. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective study about 168 patients operated for ...
Neben-Wittich Michelle A - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Tracheobronchial amyloidosis is a rare form of primary amyloidosis. There have been no regimens for treatment of this disease that have proven to be effective. There have been case reports of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) providing marked improvement in symptoms and the appearance of lesions. We report a ...
El-Khatib H A - - 2007
Background. The use of skin substitutes as temporary or permanent coverings has been a subject of research and study since 1500 BC. Temporary coverage of the burn wound can decrease the metabolic rate, fluid loss, pain, and colonization. The aim of this study is to review clinical experience with Biobrane ...
Kernstine K H - - 2007
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the use of robotics to perform extended esophageal resection in a series of patients. METHODS: A total of 14 patients with a median age of 64 years underwent esophagectomy using the da Vinci robot. At presentation, there were 12 cases of cancer, staged at T2N1 (n ...
Upadhyaya Vijay D - - 2007
Congenital tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) with esophageal atresia (EA) is not an uncommon disease of newborns. Several classifications have been advocated for predicting the outcomes of these patients but all are physiological and concentrated on associated medical condition that influences survival. We emphasize a new classification on the basis of gap ...
Piesman Michael - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Prospective evidence supporting lifestyle modifications, including avoidance of late evening meals, for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) sufferers is lacking. The aim of this study was to determine the difference of supine esophageal acid exposure in patients consuming an early or late standard meal relative to bedtime. METHODS: This is ...
Cowgill Sarah M - - 2007
Intuitively, a manometrically normal lower esophageal sphincter (LES) will promote dysphagia after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. This study was undertaken to compare outcomes after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for patients who had normal and manometrically inadequate LES preoperatively. Before fundoplication, the length and resting pressures of LES were determined manometrically in 59 ...
Nimura Hiroshi - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We have performed ileocolon interposition for reconstruction (IR) after total gastrectomy in order to reduce postoperative symptoms such as heartburn, reflux esophagitis and nutritional disturbance. After IR, however, the frequency of diarrhea increased in the postoperative period. We therefore investigated whether post-IR diarrhea could be prevented by preserving the ...
Abouassaly Robert - - 2007
PURPOSE: During substitution urethroplasty, if the stricture contains a 1 to 2 cm region that is particularly narrow and/or fibrotic, that portion may be excised with subsequent anastomosis of the dorsal or ventral aspect of the urethra to shorten, widen and optimize the urethral wall onto which an onlay graft ...
Wadie George M - - 2007
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to review the experience of a single institution with the Deflux (Q-Med Scandinavia; Uppsala, Sweden) procedure and assess its effectiveness in reducing the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in children with vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: After institutional review board approval, ...
Scholten Theo - - 2007
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic, relapsing disease that can progress to major complications. Affected patients have poorer health-related quality of life than the general population. As GERD requires continued therapy to prevent relapse and complications, most patients with erosive esophagitis require long-term acid suppressive treatment. Thus GERD results ...
Morgenthal Craig B - - 2007
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has become the most commonly performed antireflux procedure since its introduction in 1991. There are few studies with greater than 5-year outcomes. Herein we report a series of 312 consecutive patients who underwent primary LNF before 1996. Follow-up of more than 6 years was available in ...
Valusek Patricia A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is cited by many to be a common cause of apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs). However, there are few reports in the literature regarding the surgical treatment of GERD to prevent a recurrent ALTE. METHODS: A retrospective review of infants undergoing fundoplication between 2000 and 2005 ...
Soyer T - - 2007
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Surgery is indicated for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when medical treatment fails or complications are encountered in children. However, it has not been fully established how the results after surgery can be evaluated. A prospective study was performed to evaluate the results of surgical therapy for ...
Sri Paran Thambipillai - - 2007
The management of a newborn with pure oesophageal atresia continues to be challenging. We started treating babies with pure oesophageal atresia by delayed primary anastomosis in 1977. The purpose of this study was to review the long-term outcome in infants with pure oesophageal atresia (EA) treated by delayed primary anastomosis ...
Yücel Selçuk - - 2007
PURPOSE: We reviewed our 14-year experience with successful single endoscopic subureteral polytetrafluoroethylene injection for the treatment of primary vesicoureteral reflux in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 42 patients with primary vesicoureteral reflux who were treated with a single successful subureteral polytetrafluoroethylene injection between 1989 and ...
Wiesław Tarnowski - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Gastric myoelectrical activity disorders play an essential role in the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), although little is known about gastric motility following surgical treatment of the disease. The aim of present study was to analyze the impact of Nissen fundoplication on both gastric myoelectrical activity, measured using ...
Menezes Maria N - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Although endoscopic treatment provides a high rate of success in children with grades II-IV vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), its role in the management of grade V reflux has been questioned. In this study we reviewed our 21-yr experience of endoscopic treatment in children with grade V primary VUR. METHODS: We ...
Miyamoto Masaki - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) impairs the patient's quality of life (QOL), but the effect of long-term maintenance therapy in elderly patients is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a long-term prospective study. Forty-four GERD patients (11 males; mean age 74 years; QUEST score of at least 6 points) were enrolled in ...
Wong A S Y - - 2007
Purpose In Barrett's oesophagus, it may be that total abolition of reflux will give maximal protection against the development of malignancy. It is not known whether a laparoscopic partial fundoplication gives the same degree of acid reflux control as a Nissen fundoplication. This study was undertaken to answer that question. ...
Sgouros Spiros N - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Distal esophageal (Schatzki's) ring is a frequent cause of dysphagia. Bougienage is generally effective but relapses are common. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and long-term efficacy of single-session graded esophageal dilation with Savary dilators, without fluoroscopic guidance, in outpatients who presented with Schatzki's ring. ...
del Genio Gianmattia - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Several different ways of fashioning a total fundoplication lead to different outcomes. This article addresses the technical details of the antireflux technique we adopted without modifications for all patients with GERD beginning in 1972. In particular it aims to discuss the relation between the mechanism of function of the ...
Papavero Luca - - 2007
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of 92 patients who underwent anterior cervical surgery. Intraoperative esophagus retraction and postoperative dysphagia were recorded and evaluated. OBJECTIVE: Early dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is an underestimated side effect. The aim of this study was to investigate whether postoperative swallowing disturbances correlate with ...
Grotenhuis B A - - 2007
Purpose Although laparoscopic cardiomyotomy is considered to be the treatment of choice for achalasia, there is no consensus about how persistent or recurrent dysphagia after myotomy should be treated. In this study we evaluated our experience with re-operation following previous cardiomyotomy. Methodology From a prospective database, all patients were identified ...
Ackroyd R - - 2007
Background Argon plasma coagulation (APC) has been used to ablate Barrett's oesophagus, although the long-term efficacy is unknown. This study reports the 5 year results of APC ablation vs surveillance of Barrett's in post-fundoplication patients. Methods 43 post-fundoplication patients with Barrett's oesophagus were randomised to either APC ablation of Barrett's ...
Angkoolpakdeekul Theerapol - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The ideal antireflux procedure following laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia is controversial. The authors present a laparoscopic technique of partial anterior fundoplication to bolster the myotomy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between August 2002 and March 2006, 11 patients (eight females and three males; median age, 33 years) underwent a laparoscopic ...
Wayman J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Some studies have suggested that patients with predominantly upright reflux have a poor outcome after laparoscopic antireflux surgery. It has been proposed that this might be related to gastric emptying. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between preoperative upright reflux pattern, gastric emptying rate and ...
Grotenhuis B A - - 2007
Purpose Elderly patients can experience refractory symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) with or without a large para-oesophageal hernia (POH). The aim of this study was to analyse the outcome of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery in patients older than 70 years. Methodology Patients were identified from a prospective database, which documents ...
Aly A - - 2007
Introduction Oesophagectomy for oesophageal carcinoma is a major undertaking with a definite morbidity and mortality. Long term survival rates are low and post operative quality of life becomes increasingly important. When the anastomosis is in the thorax, gastro-oesophageal reflux, particularly volume reflux symptoms are common and may significantly affect quality ...
Engström C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Partial fundoplications have been popularized by their lower risk of mechanical side effects. The question then emerges whether a similar partial wrap should be done posterior or anterior to the distal esophagus? We therefore conducted a study to compare the long-term outcome of laparoscopic partial fundoplications constructed either as ...
Singh Shailender - - 2007
The etiology of inflammation of the gastric cardia (carditis) is controversial, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and H. pylori infection have been proposed as etiological factors. This study aimed to investigate the effect of acid suppression on histological changes in the gastric cardia. Gastric cardia biopsies of reflux patients were ...
Kim Jin Hyoung - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Although balloon dilation is a safe procedure, it can lead to laceration of the airway, causing bleeding, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, or mediastinitis. We therefore determined the incidence and clinical significance of tracheobronchial lacerations after balloon dilation for treatment of benign tracheobronchial strictures. METHODS: We evaluated 97 patients who had undergone ...
Palmer Andrew D - - 2007
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine whether patient outcomes after endoscopic staple-assisted diverticulectomy(ESD) were correlated with demographic or disease-specific patient characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review with followup. METHODS: A survey was sent to all eligible subjects who had undergone ESD from February 1995 to June 2004 to gather information about their postoperative ...
Ferraris R - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Argon plasma coagulation seems to be a promising technique for ablation of Barrett's oesophagus, yet few long-term efficacy data are available. AIM: To report on a long-term follow-up and the factors that determine the recurrence of intestinal metaplasia in a cohort of patients with non dysplastic, intestinal type Barrett's ...
Culty Thibaut - - 2007
PURPOSE: We evaluated the long-term results of anastomotic urethroplasty for posttraumatic urethral stricture and assessed the impact of previous endourethral/surgical intervention on the subsequent outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1988 to April 2005, 51 patients underwent anastomotic urethroplasty for posttraumatic urethral stricture following pelvic fracture (41) or perineal blunt ...
Lu Maggie - - 2007
The pathogenesis of patient dissatisfaction following involuntary therapeutic substitutions involving proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to describe the patient population experiencing therapeutic failure and investigate whether failure was related to individual differences in response to the different PPIs. Treatment failures in a ...
Dickman Ram - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Available data on the prevalence of esophageal and upper gut findings in patients with noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) are scarce and limited to one center's experience. AIM: To determine the prevalence of esophageal and upper gut mucosal findings in patients undergoing upper endoscopy for NCCP only versus those with ...
Coté G A - - 2007
In July 2001, our Veterans' Affairs hospital changed its formulary proton pump inhibitor (PPI) from lansoprazole to rabeprazole. All patients previously receiving lansoprazole 30 mg twice daily were switched to rabeprazole 20 mg once daily. To determine if patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), who were previously managed on lansoprazole ...
Shalaby Rafik - - 2007
A tight post-corrosive esophageal stricture in a child poses significant surgical challenges. Many studies have described minimally invasive esophagectomy in adults, but very few reports have described this technique in children. Minimally invasive esophagectomy represents a new alternative to conventional open esophagectomy. This retrospective study evaluated the safety and efficacy ...
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