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Rocha M S - - 2011
Esophageal motor abnormalities are frequently found in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The role of bile in reflux-induced dysmotility is still elusive. Furthermore, it is questionable weather mucosal or muscular stimulation leads to motor dysfunction. The aims of this study were to analyze (i) the effect of bile in the ...
Othman Ibrahim - - 2010
Evaluating the effect of Histoacryl on the outcome and recurrence rate after excision and primary closure of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease. Forty patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus were randomly divided into 2 equal groups through computer randomization program. Group I was operated by complete excision of sinus with wound closure using ...
Murphy Alana M - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 •  To describe our endoscopic management of adult women with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and associated outcomes. •  We retrospectively identified 19 adult women who presented for the endoscopic treatment of VUR from November 2001 to January 2008. •  Each patient was ...
Alderliesten J - - 2011
Pneumatic balloon dilatation (PD) is a regular treatment modality for achalasia. The reported success rates of PD vary. Recurrent symptoms often require repeated PD or surgery. To identify predicting factors for symptom recurrence requiring repeated treatment. Between 1974 and 2006, 336 patients were treated with PD and included in this ...
Gupta L - - 2011
Various surgical procedures are used for esophageal substitution in children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome in children who underwent esophageal replacement by reversed gastric tube and to assess some aspects of the physiological function and behavior of the reversed gastric tube. This study was ...
Fritscher-Ravens Annette - - 2010
Esophageal full-thickness wall repair is an important but unsolved issue in endoscopy. It is unknown how well endoscopic clip closure (ECC) and endoscopic closure with suturing (ECS) perform compared with the criterion standard of thoracoscopic closure (TC). Comparison of technical success, feasibility, long-term patency, complications, and histological quality of the ...
Tolia Vasundhara - - 2010
The aim of the study was to evaluate erosive esophagitis healing and symptom improvement with once-daily esomeprazole in children ages 12 to 36 months with endoscopically or histologically proven gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Data from children ages 12 to 36 months were included in a post-hoc analysis of an 8-week, ...
Bonavina Luigi - - 2010
One- and 2-year evaluation of a feasibility trial (clinicaltrials.gov registration numbers NCT01057992, NCT01058070, and 01058564) to assess the safety and efficacy of a laparoscopically implanted sphincter augmentation device for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A sphincter augmentation device (LINX Reflux Management System; Torax Medical, Shoreview, MN), designed to ...
Schroeder Shauna S University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA; The Children's Hospital Denver, 13123 East 16th Avenue, B290, Aurora, CO 80016, - - 2010
First described nearly 20 years ago, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disease of the esophagus characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the esophageal epithelium. Over 50% of the current literature on EoE has been published in the last 3 years, signaling both a rising incidence and increased recognition of this ...
Tsang Albert W - - 2011
Patients undergoing laparoscopic paraesophageal herniorrhaphy present with various esophageal and extraesophageal symptoms. Given a recurrence rate of up to 44%, reoperative intervention is necessary on a number of patients. The goal of this study is to determine whether patients proceeding with reoperative laparoscopic paraesophageal herniorrhaphy experienced symptom resolution equal to ...
Mirabile Lorenzo - - 2010
To analyze the outcome of a new endoscopic approach for the treatment of pediatric subglottic stenosis. Case series. Tertiary care center. Eighteen pediatric cases of grade II to IV subglottic stenosis (8 congenital and 10 acquired) consecutively treated at our institutions by Endoscopic Anterior Cricoid Split (EACS) and balloon dilation ...
Sunay Melih - - 2011
To assess the long-term results and efficiency of open reconstruction techniques for pediatric and adolescent post-traumatic urethral strictures. A total of 75 patients who had undergone open reconstructive urethroplasty for post-traumatic bulbous or posterior urethral obliterative strictures resulting from pelvic fracture urethral injuries were retrospectively analyzed. The mean patient age ...
Di Nardo Giovanni - - 2010
Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) is an attractive conservative therapy for Crohn's disease (CD) with stricture; however, its long-term efficacy has been questioned because many patients require more dilations or postdilation surgery. Most reports are retrospective, and no pediatric data are available. To assess the effectiveness of corticosteroid intralesional injection after ...
Boubnova J - - 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of intrarenal reflux (IRR) regarding urinary tract infection (UTI), renal scarring and spontaneous resolution after 3 years of follow up. 33 patients (42 refluxing units) with IRR were compared to 27 children (44 refluxing units) with high-grade vesicoureteral reflux ...
Wu W-T - - 2011
Foreign bodies should not be allowed to remain in the esophagus beyond 24 hours after presentation. However, some patients with esophageal foreign body ingestion do not come to the hospital immediately and may delay medical intervention from the time of ingestion. The aim of this study was to investigate the ...
Mehran R - - 2011
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is used with hope to decrease the morbidity associated with an open esophagectomy. Reflux and dumping syndromes are the most important functional complaints in patients after esophagectomy. This study compares the functional benefits of MIE with open esophagectomy. The study enrolled patients who underwent either minimally ...
Xinopoulos Dimitrios - - 2011
Postoperative anastomotic strictures frequently complicate colorectal resection. Currently, various endoscopic techniques are being employed in their management, but the establishment of an optimal therapeutic strategy is still pending. The purpose of our study is to compare through-the-scope (TTS) balloon dilators versus Eder-Puestow metal olive dilators in the treatment of postoperative ...
Antoniou Dimitris - - 2010
The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and long-term results of endoscopic balloon dilatation in children with anastomotic strictures following esophageal atresia (EA) repair. From January 1988 to January 2008, 59 patients were treated with balloon dilatation for anastomotic stricture following EA repair. Indication for dilatation ...
Loveland Jerome A - - 2010
We report 2 human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients with refractory esophageal strictures secondary to candidiasis. They presented with progressive dysphagia and had suffered from oropharyngeal and/or esophageal candidiasis within the preceding 3 months. Both failed conservative management of these strictures, including systemic antifungal therapy, administration of proton pump inhibitors, and numerous ...
Hunziker Manuela - - 2010
Since DX/HA was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001 as an acceptable tissue-augmenting substance for subureteral injection, endoscopic treatment has become increasingly popular for treating vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). However, most paediatric urologists still continue to recommend ureteral reimplantation as the treatment of choice in the management of ...
Shanmugam M - - 2010
Free gingival grafts have been used extensively for gingival augmentation procedures, but are associated with postoperative morbidity because of the open palatal wound. This study compares the clinical efficiency of two dressing materials, a non-eugenol-based dressing (Coe-Pak™) and a collagen dressing (Colla Cote(®)) on palatal wound healing. Thirty-two patients in ...
Khan Nadim - - 2010
To assess the prognostic indicators preoperatively presenting and influencing the mortality rate following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. This study was a retrospective cohort study, conducted at the Department of Surgery, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, from 1 January 2003 till 31 December 2008. Group 1 included patients who had undergone sub-total ...
Novais P A - - 2010
The most effective treatment for achalasia is pneumatic dilation or myotomy. The best option is still controversial and incidence of complications could help choosing. Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER) is the most frequent complication after treatment for achalasia. The 24-h pH monitoring (24-h pH) is the best method to evaluate true GER. ...
Dai Ji Gang - - 2011
Esophagogastrectomy for esophageal cancer is the standard surgical treatment as a curative measure or for palliation. Esophagogastric anastomotic leakage and stricture are common life-threatening postoperative complications (more so if the leakage occurs in the chest), and the success of the anastomosis created in the reconstruction of the resected esophagus can ...
Mattioli Sandro - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Quality of outcome of the Heller-Dor operation is sometimes different between studies, likely because of technical reasons. We analyze the details of myotomy and fundoplication in relation to the results achieved over a 30-year single center's experience. METHODS: From 1979-2008, a long esophagogastric myotomy and a partial anterior fundoplication ...
Zehetner Joerg - - 2010
Factors associated with the risk of progression of Barrett's esophagus remain unclear, and the impact of therapy on this risk remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to assess patients followed long-term after anti-reflux surgery for Barrett's esophagus. A retrospective review was performed of all patients with Barrett's who ...
Farwell D Gregory - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of esophageal pathology following treatment for primary head and neck cancer (HNCA). STUDY DESIGN: Case series with planned data collection. SETTING: Academic medical practice. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Subjects comprised HNCA survivors. Esophagoscopy was prospectively performed on 100 patients at least three months after treatment for ...
Bent John P - - 2010
We assessed the safety and efficacy of balloon dilation as treatment for recurrent stenosis after pediatric laryngotracheoplasty. We studied a retrospective case series at an academic tertiary care children's hospital. We included all patients under the age of 18 years with subglottic or tracheal stenosis treated at our institution with ...
Macchini Francesco - - 2010
To review the records of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CDLS) children, affected by Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), to detect the presence of Barrett's Esophagus (BE). A total of 62 CDLS patients were investigated for GERD (1 month-35 years). In all of them a pH-metry, an upper endoscopy with multiple biopsies ...
Zendehdel Nader - - 2010
There are different clinical responses to omeprazole treatment in Iranian patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Omeprazole is metabolized in the liver by the cytochrome p450 2c19 (CYP2C19) enzyme. Two common polymorphisms of the CYP2C19 gene affect CYP2C19 enzyme activity. We investigated the effect of CYP2C19 gene polymorphisms on the clinical ...
Tsuboi Kazuto - - 2011
Transient postoperative dysphagia is not uncommon after antireflux surgery and usually runs a self-limiting course. However, a subset of patients report long-term dysphagia. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors for persistent postoperative dysphagia at 1 year after surgery. All patients who underwent antireflux surgery were entered ...
Darvall K A L - - 2010
To describe duplex ultrasound (DUS) outcomes 12 months following ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) of primary great saphenous varicose veins (GSVV). A consecutive series of UK National Health Service patients underwent serial DUS examinations following UGFS with 3% sodium tetradecyl sulphate for symptomatic primary GSVV. 344 treated legs (CEAP C(2/3) 237, ...
Lorenz Katrin - - 2010
Intravitreal injections may lead to a significant elevation of the intraocular pressure (IOP). A paracentesis may become necessary for acute reduction of the IOP in certain cases. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of paracentesis performed and the grade of reflux under the conjunctiva after injection ...
Joshi Dhiraj - - 2011
Hie-tie and great saphenous vein (GSV) stripping decreases recurrence of varicose veins (VVs). However, varying lengths of residual-GSV are observed in patients with previous GSV stripping. This may explain high recurrence rates of VVs. The proportion of recurrent VV occurring secondary to suboptimal GSV stripping is calculated. Patients with recurrent ...
Zhang Chao-xian - - 2010
To explore the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture in treating gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Sixty patients with confirmed diagnosis of GER were randomly assigned to two groups. The 30 patients in the treatment group were treated with acupuncture at acupoints Zhongwan (CV 12), bilateral Zusanli (ST36), Sanyinjiao (SP6), and Neiguan ...
O'Connell Kathleen - - 2011
Endoscopic endoluminal radiofrequency ablation is achieving increasing acceptance as a mode of eliminating Barrett's metaplasia and, thus, reducing the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. It is believed that reducing exposure of the esophageal epithelium to acid is essential to achieve long-term ablation of Barrett's esophagus. However, it is unclear whether ...
Khan Mansoor - - 2010
The aim of the study was to compare the effect of laparoscopic anterior and posterior fundoplication on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease by means of a prospective randomized controlled trial. One hundred and three patients were randomised to undergo either anterior (53) or posterior (50) fundoplication. Initial enrollment and subsequent clinical appointments ...
Kudara Norihiko - - 2010
Dynamics of gastric emptying and motility are not fully understood in reflux esophagitis (RE) patients under proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy who have endoscopically diagnosed erosive esophagitis (EE). Twenty patients with RE receiving 8 weeks of oral PPI (lansoprazole, 30 mg/day) administration and 17 healthy control subjects were enrolled. After ...
Wycherly Benjamin J - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether balloon dilation is effective in revision frontal sinus surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who had previously undergone endoscopic frontal sinus surgery and had persistent sinusitis. All patients then underwent balloon dilation of the frontal ostium. Outcome measurements included ...
Smith Eric - - 2010
We investigated the relationship between reflux and aberrant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation, comparing methylation in the columnar epithelium following successful fundoplication to that in subjects with a failed fundoplication. Gastroesophageal reflux is the main risk factor for Barrett esophagus and adenocarcinoma. In these diseases, there is a high level of ...
Ockermann Thorsten - - 2010
To assess the feasibility of balloon dilatation eustachian tuboplasty (BET) as an option for treatment of patients with eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. Ethics approved case controlled interventional study. Eight patients were identified with poor ET function using a ET score and were assigned to the study. The endoscopic procedure involved ...
Pittaluga P - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of phlebectomy on venous reflux and diameter of the great saphenous vein (GSV). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHOD: Patients presenting with reflux in the GSV resulting in varicose veins were included in this series. Patients were treated by phlebectomy for dilated and incompetent tributaries of ...
Shaheen Nicholas J - - 2010
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate timing and patient selection for endoscopic ablative therapy in Barrett's esophagus. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been an explosion in the literature describing ablative therapy in Barrett's esophagus. Most recent data describe radiofrequency ablation (RFA), but other data pertain to photodynamic therapy (PDT) and other modalities. ...
Repici A - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum has been successfully reported over the last 10 years using different approaches. The hook-knife is a new device originally developed for endoscopic submucosal dissection procedures. This study aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of endoscopic myotomy performed with the hook-knife. ...
Edmondson Natalie E - - 2010
This article will describe successful use of serial balloon dilations and steroid injections to help a child with acute SGS avoid tracheotomy or major reconstructive procedures. An 11-month infant presented with subglottic ulcerations that developed after intubation for acute laryngotracheitis. Over the next 4 months, the child developed SGS, requiring ...
Marom Tal - - 2010
Ingestion of batteries by children became more frequent in recent years, due to the increasing accessibility of electronic toys and devices to children. Due to their electrochemical composition, impacted batteries in the esophagus may cause an extensive damage. Following the removal of a battery, the post-esophagoscopy management is still controversial. ...
Rofes L - - 2010
Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a major complaint among the elderly. Our aim was to assess the pathophysiology of oropharyngeal dysphagia in frail elderly patients (FEP). A total of 45 FEP (81.5 +/- 1.1 years) with oropharyngeal dysphagia and 12 healthy volunteers (HV, 40 +/- 2.4 years) were studied using videofluoroscopy. Each ...
Grazioli Serge - - 2010
Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is a frequent anomaly detected on fetal ultrasound scans. There is no consensus recommendation for the postnatal follow-up and/or the necessity to perform a voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) to diagnose vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). We conducted a cohort/non-randomized trial of 121 patients with ANH, defined as an anterior posterior ...
Johnson David A - - 2010
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD: Despite the clinical success of proton pump inhibitors to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), for the majority of patients in both gastroenterology and primary care clinics there is still a substantial group of patients (up to 40% in some studies) who do not completely respond symptomatically ...
Holmdahl Gundela - - 2010
PURPOSE: We compared reflux status in children with dilating vesicoureteral reflux treated in 3 groups, including low dose antibiotic prophylaxis, endoscopic therapy and a surveillance group on antibiotic treatment only for febrile urinary tract infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 203 children 1 to younger than 2 years with ...
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