Search Results
Results 451 - 500 of 677
< 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 >
Al-Haddad Mohammad - - 2006
We sought to evaluate our experience with glucagon used in the emergency department setting to relieve esophageal food impaction (EFI). We reviewed the records of patients with food impaction who received glucagon between January 1998 and May 2003 and recorded patient demographics, medical history, symptoms following glucagon administration, and endoscopic ...
Steenhagen Elles - - 2006
Data on food intolerance after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis are scarce. The aim of this study was to identify foods causing intolerance and to determine the nature and severity of reported symptoms. Patients from the Dutch Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Association were mailed a survey on food intolerance; 105 (31% men) ...
Macksey Lynn - - 2006
This case report describes an 11-year-old boy with a known esophageal bezoar admitted to surgery for esophagogas-troduodenoscopy with biopsy and possible removal of the bezoar. On induction, a copious amount of fluid and solid food particulate was noted in the posterior oropharynx, interfering with immediate intubation. After clearing of the ...
Furuta G T - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic oesophagitis is a clinicopathological disease affecting both children and adults that is characterized by symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (feeding refusal, vomiting, heartburn, dysphagia and food impaction) and dense oesophageal eosinophilia both of which are unresponsive to proton pump inhibition. AIM: To present a review of the recent ...
Katzka David A - - 2006
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Eosinophilic esophagitis is a new disease commonly confused with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Because of different treatments, recognition of eosinophilic esophagitis is important. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent work further characterizes the allergic response, demonstrating a population of eosinophils different from gut and blood that specifically homes to the esophagus ...
Sethuraman G - - 2006
In this report we describe a rare association of pachydermoperiostosis with protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) in a family of three brothers. The first brother had the complete form of pachydermoperiostosis along with PLE. The second brother had the 'forme fruste' of pachydermoperiostosis, with minimal skin changes, bony abnormalities and PLE, which ...
Lam Y Y - - 2006
An 81-year-old Chinese woman presented with a 1-week history of increasing facial puffiness. She had 2:1 second-degree heart block and a permanent pacemaker that had been inserted 3 years previously because of syncopal episodes. Physical examination revealed facial plethora, dilated upper trunk veins, and oedematous upper limbs suggestive of superior ...
Belcher J N - - 2006
Packaging companies must carefully monitor retail and consumer trends to best utilize, direct, or prioritize their research dollars in developing packaging and packaging systems to meet these demands. This paper reviews packaging developments that are resulting from numerous trends taking place in the meat industry and in the retail sector. ...
Cutter Catherine Nettles - - 2006
It has been well documented that vacuum or modified atmosphere packaging materials, made from polyethylene- or other plastic-based materials, have been found to improve the stability and safety of raw or further processed muscle foods. However, recent research developments have demonstrated the feasibility, utilization, and commercial application of a variety ...
Kerry J P - - 2006
Interest in the use of active and intelligent packaging systems for meat and meat products has increased in recent years. Active packaging refers to the incorporation of additives into packaging systems with the aim of maintaining or extending meat product quality and shelf-life. Active packaging systems discussed include oxygen scavengers, ...
Duffy Geraldine - - 2006
Since Escherichia coli O157:H7 first emerged as a food borne pathogen in the mid 1980s, it has been linked to many cases of food poisoning across the world. While multiple sources and routes of transmission for this pathogen are now recognised, beef and beef products remain an important vehicle of ...
Monsbakken K W - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: This study estimates the prevalence of perceived food intolerance and its consequences in subjects with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), evaluates the utility of common tests for food intolerance, studies the relation between perceived food intolerance and other disorders, and discusses the etiology. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: National health survey. ...
Yan Brian M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: A 40-year-old white male with atopy presented to our department in March 2004 with a history of chronic heartburn and solid-food dysphagia since 1994. The patient was taking on-demand salbutamol for asthma and ranitidine for mild heartburn, occurring less than once per week. Eight years previously, he had undergone ...
Yan Brian-M BM UCMC Health Sciences Centre, Division of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N-4N1, - - 2006
Eosinophilic esophagitis has rapidly become a recognized entity causing dysphagia in young adults. This review summarizes the current knowledge of eosinophilic esophagitis including the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, treatment, and prognosis. An extensive search of PubMed/Medline (1966-December 2005) for available English literature in humans for eosinophilic esophagitis was ...
Fatimi Saulat Hasnain - - 2006
Esophageal perforation remains an important thoracic emergency. Aggressive operative therapy remains the mainstay for treatment. A case of esophageal perforation, consequent upon impacted food bolus, is presented. An 80 years old female, with multiple comorbidities, presented with dysphagia and right sided chest pain, who had a distal esophageal tear, secondary ...
Yamamoto Hironori - - 2006
The history of the double-balloon endoscope from conception to development and practical application has been described. The theory itself is quite simple, and there were opinions doubting its practicality at the early stage of development.Double-balloon endoscopes, however, are commercially available now. They have been used widely, and their usefulness has ...
Liacouras Chris A - - 2006
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Eosinophilic esophagitis is an isolated, eosinophilic inflammation of the esophagus. The symptoms are often confused for those of gastroesophageal reflux. Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the literature surrounding eosinophilic esophagitis as more than two-thirds of the articles written on the ...
Iacono Giuseppe - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Chronic constipation in children can be caused by cows' milk intolerance (CMI), but its pathogenesis is unknown. AIMS: To evaluate the histology and manometry pattern in patients with food intolerance-related constipation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-six consecutive children with chronic constipation were enrolled. All underwent an elimination diet and successive ...
Cortés Carmen - - 2006
This study was designed to investigate the occurrence of Salmonella spp and Campylobacter spp in faeces samples from 222 healthy Murciano-Granadina dairy goats reared on 12 farms in Spain and in samples of bulk tank milk from 11 of those herds. Neither Salmonella spp nor Campylobacter spp were isolated from ...
Leeuwenburgh Ivonne - - 2006
Achalasia is a motility disorder of the oesophagus of unknown origin in which loss of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) and aperistalsis in the distal oesophagus leads to functional oesophageal obstruction. The treatment is symptomatic, aimed at lowering of the LOS pressure, and may be accompanied by various ...
Upile Tahwinder - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and it increases in prevalence with advancing age to about 5% in people older than 65 years. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a rare case of atrial fibrillation secondary to a mega-oesophagus occurring in an 84-year-old Caucasian woman. The patient had ...
Danchaivijitr Somwang - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of intestinal pathogens and the effectiveness of an education program in food handlers in a tertiary care hospital. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The prevalence of intestinal pathogens in food handlers was done by stool cultures for bacteria and microscopy for parasites. Treatment was given to those ...
Ngo Peter - - 2005
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an increasingly recognized disease of the esophagus with distinct clinicopathologic features. Adult and pediatric patients experience upper intestinal symptoms including food impaction, vomiting, abdominal pain, or dysphagia. Histopathologic analysis of the distal and proximal esophageal mucosa demonstrates dense eosinophilic infiltration despite proton pump inhibition. Few studies ...
Harish K - - 2005
Small bowel obstruction due to Strongyloides stercoralis is rare especially in immunocompetent individuals. We report a case of a 45-year-old man who presented with a history of severe abdominal pain, intermittent low-grade fever and vomiting. An upper GI endoscopy revealed a diffusely edematous second portion of duodenum and narrowing in ...
Raithel M - - 2005
Salicylate intolerance is defined as a nonspecific antigen-induced pseudo-allergic hypersensitivity reaction which can occur upon contact of an organism with salicylic acid, its derivatives or other related organic or inorganic acids of similar chemical structure. Since the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) intolerance are by no means always severe ...
Khan Zaheer A - - 2005
A prospective study was carried out to see the prevalence of B. hominis in food handlers in Dammam, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. A total of 17073 food handlers were examined, 8.50% persons were positive for this organism in their stool. In 2.4% of the food handlers, B. hominis was ...
Kramer Melvin N - - 2005
Morbidity due to foodborne illnesses in the US has decreased over the last ten years. During the same time period recalls affecting the meat and poultry industry have increased from 38 in 1993 to a peak of 128 in 2002. Recalls due to L. monocytogenes (LM) and E. coli O157:H7 ...
Bernabéu Rodolfo - - 2005
There is a current tendency in the European Union member countries to cut down on meat consumption. This tendency is not due as much to the traditional income-price factor, but to other attributes whose influence is gaining relative importance. Some of them are: quality, image, health, food safety and changes ...
Fabrizio K A - - 2005
Experiments were conducted to determine the effectiveness of acidic (EOA) or basic electrolyzed oxidizing (EOB) water, alone or in combination, on ready-to-eat (RTE) meats to reduce Listeria monocytogenes (LM). Frankfurters or ham surfaces were experimentally inoculated with LM and subjected to dipping or spraying treatments (25 or 4°C for up ...
Lea Richard - - 2005
Irritable bowel syndrome patients frequently believe that food intolerances are to blame for many of their symptoms, although not uncommonly this is caused by the nonspecific increase in gut motility that occurs with food ingestion. Nevertheless, dietary manipulation may result in substantial improvement in IBS symptomatology provided it is individualized ...
Desai Tusar K - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Esophageal food impaction is a common presentation of eosinophilic esophagitis. The prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis among patients with food impaction is unknown. To address this, we evaluated clinicopathologic features of adults with food impaction. METHODS: For a 3-year period, patients from a single, adult, community-based gastroenterology practice with esophageal ...
Okojie O H - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Food handlers play a major role in ensuring food safety throughout the chain of producing, processing, storage and preparation. Mishandling and disregard for hygiene measures on their part may result in food contamination and its attendant consequences. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to assess the knowledge and practice of ...
Marshall Leisa L - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report the probable association of angioedema with aspirin therapy and the selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor rofecoxib. CASE SUMMARY: A 44-year-old white woman, previously tolerant to aspirin and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), developed angioedema of the lips after ingesting two 325-mg aspirin tablets during one day. The reaction ...
Smith Donald W - - 2005
The gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is constantly exposed to a variety of Ags and must therefore decipher a large number of distinct signals at all times. Responding correctly to each set of signals is crucial. When the GALT receives signals from the intestinal flora or food Ags, it must induce ...
Small A - - 2005
The effectiveness of different decontamination treatments in reducing microbial loads on cattle hides was assessed. The 10-s hide treatments were conducted using a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner filled with one of the liquids (heated to 50 °C) indicated below, followed or not by 10-min drying in the air. Also, the hide ...
Carroccio Antonio - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Chronic constipation in children can be linked to cow's milk intolerance (CMI) but the existence of a food intolerance-dependent proctitis is still debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the histologic data in patients with food intolerance-related constipation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-two consecutive patients (22 M, median ...
Ferguson D D - - 2005
Patients with progressive or solid food dysphagia should be evaluated for the presence of an esophageal stricture. Barium esophagram and endoscopy can define strictures as benign or malignant. The majority of benign strictures are acid-related. Benign strictures are best managed by esophageal dilation with acid-suppressing medications if a peptic stricture ...
Basavaraj S - - 2005
Food bolus (FB) impaction of the oesophagus is one of the more common emergencies in otolaryngology. These patients are managed either conservatively or surgically. The guideline of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) suggests that conservative management either with pharmacological agents or with an effervescent agent should be tried ...
Lourenço Ana Eliza Port - - 2004
A survey for intestinal parasites was carried out with food handlers from two private and three public hospitals in Niterói City, RJ, Brazil. The aim of this research was to verify the enteroparasites prevalence in this professional group. The investigation was divided in two phases. The first phase consisted of ...
El-Hawrani A S - - 2004
The flexible nasendoscope is now an integral tool in most otorhinolaryngology departments for visualizing the hypopharyngolarynx. A technique has been described using the modified Valsalva manoeuvre to improve visualization of the hypopharynx during flexible nasopharyngoscopy. The authors report an alternative technique for visualizing the upper oesophagus using the flexible nasendoscope, ...
Liacouras Chris A - - 2004
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an isolated, eosinophilic inflammation of the esophagus. In the past, the symptoms of EE were often confused for gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Thus, many physicians unsuccessfully treated patients with EE with medications used for GER. Because the incidence of EE is rising and EE ...
Moore John E - - 2004
Fermented meats, including salami, various types of fermented sauages and snack sticks have seen a revival in their popularity in recent years. The production of such foodstuffs generally lies in traditional techniques, however, both the quality and in particular the safety of such products intrinsically rests with the microbiology of ...
Arora Amindra S - - 2004
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is rapidly emerging as a distinct disease entity in both pediatric and adult gastroenterology. The typical clinical presentation includes solid food dysphagia in young men who have an atopic predisposition. Food impaction necessitating endoscopic intervention is common. EE should be suspected, in particular, in patients with unexplained ...
Fried Bernard - - 2004
Food-borne trematodiases still remain a public health problem world-wide, despite changes in eating habits, alterations in social and agricultural practices, health education, industrialization, environmental alteration, and broad-spectrum anthelmintics. Food-borne trematodiases usually occur focally, are still persistently endemic in some parts of the world, and are most prevalent in remote rural ...
Hayari Lili - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic strictures are common after primary esophageal anastomosis in pediatric patients. Recent studies provided evidence that omentopexy may improve vascularization of gastroesophageal anastomoses and decrease the rate of stricture-related complications. The effect of omentopexy on primary esophago-esophageal anastomosis, however, is unknown. The aim of the current study was to ...
Nel S - - 2004
Developing countries are faced with high incidences of food poisoning outbreaks, with obvious economic consequences. In highly perishable foodstuffs such as fresh red meat the threat of food poisoning is particularly intense. In this study, red meat samples were collected from a deboning room of a high throughput abattoir. The ...
Asero Riccardo - - 2004
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A case report published in 2001 raised the possibility that some patients with long-lasting 'nonallergic' perennial rhinitis might in effect have food additives intolerance. The recent literature published in English was reviewed to find controlled studies able to confirm this observation. RECENT FINDINGS: Two double-blind, placebo-controlled studies ...
Sodeman Thomas C - - 2004
Esophageal food impactions are frequently seen in endoscopic practice. Glucagon is known to relax the lower esophageal sphincter and has been used with variable success to treat food impactions. We retrieved clinical information of all patients with acute food impactions who attended the emergency room from 1975 to 2000 from ...
- - 2004
Many clinicians have long suspected that symptoms of IBS are somehow related to diet. In fact, research conducted over many years in Europe suggests than many cases of IBS are, in fact, the result of inflammatory reactions to specific foods or ingredients. Further, some cases of migraine appear to be ...
Pfeifer Renate M - - 2003
A 4-month-old, female terrier-poodle cross was presented with a chronic history of dysphagia. Fluoroscopic swallowing studies localized the problem to the upper esophageal sphincter. A diagnosis of cricopharyngeal achalasia was made. After cricopharyngeal and thyropharyngeal myectomy, the dog was able to eat soft food without difficulty.
< 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 >