Esophageal symptoms and their lack of association with high-resolution manometry in systemic sclerosis patients

ConclusionWe observed a high prevalence of esophageal symptoms and of HRM abnormalities. However, there was no clear association between symptomatology and HRM findings. HRM does not seem to accurately predict upper GI symptomatology.ResumenAntecedentesLa afectación esofágica en la esclerosis sistémica causa impacto en la morbimortalidad. La manometría de alta resolución evalúa la afectación esofágica. Nuestro objetivo fue categorizar el trastorno motor esofágico en pacientes con esclerosis sistémica por HRM.MétodosSe realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal. Todos los pacientes se sometieron a HRM, así como a entrevistas semiestructuradas para evaluar la frecuencia y la gravedad de los síntomas gastrointestinales. Los pacientes también completaron el cuestionario de reflujo gastroesofágico (Carlsson-Dent).ResultadosSe incluyeron 19 pacientes con esclerosis sistémica, uno con morfea y uno con esclerodermia seno esclerodermia. La disfagia y la pirosis fueron los síntomas más frecuentes (un 61% cada uno). Encontramos una HRM anormal en 15 (71,4%) pacientes. No se halló ninguna asociación estadísticamente significativa entre las variables clínicas o demográficas y una HRM anormal, o entre cualquier síntoma GI superior y los hallazgos de HRM.ConclusiónSe observó una alta prev...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The methodological and reporting quality of SRs/MAs about Chinese medical treatment for GERD is generally poor. The main problems included incomplete search strategies, risk of bias in individual studies, the lack of protocol registration and excluded study list, and incorrect study selection methods. PMID: 33029131 [PubMed]
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Luo Z, Hu X, Chen C, Zhu L, Zhang W, Shen Y, He J Abstract Objective: To observe the influence of the catgut-embedding method in Du Meridian acupoint on the mental and psychological state of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and analyze its possible mechanism. Methods: According to the random number table, 60 patients with GERD were randomly divided into groups of acupoint catgut embedding and Western medicine, 30 cases in each group. The acupoint group was given catgut embedment in the positive reaction points along the Du Meridian, while the Western medicine group received lansopra...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions: A preliminary GERD-specific QPL, the first of its kind, was developed by esophageal experts. Modification after more patient consultation and feedback is planned in subsequent versions to create a GERD-QPL for eventual use in clinical gastroenterology.
Source: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings of the study will help to determine potential benefits of traditional Chinese herbal formula combined with western medicine against GERD. Ethics and dissemination: The private information from individuals will not be published. This systematic review also will not involve endangering participant rights. Ethical approval is not required. The results may be published in a peer-reviewed journal or disseminated in relevant conferences. OSF Registration number: DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/RSAVF.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
We report the case of an elderly male with SSc-SLE overlap syndrome combined with scleroderma renal crisis and SSc-TMA. Diagnoses: The patient has typical of SSc on the face and hands, combined with pulmonary artery hypertension, interstitial lung disease, heart failure and malignant hypertension, as well as SLE, lupus nephritis class V, and TMA, which were definitively diagnosed by clinical laboratory examination and renal histopathology. Interventions: The patient was treated with prednisone, cyclophosphamid, renin-angiotensin system inhibitors, diuretics, and acetylcysteine. Outcomes: The patient died suddenly ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: Esophageal involvement among South Koreans with SSc was characterized by heterogeneous motility patterns, with a higher prevalence of normal motility and lower prevalence of erosive esophagitis. Reflux hypersensitivity or functional heartburn might be partly attributed to the perception of esophageal symptoms in SSc patients who have neither gastroesophageal reflux disease nor esophageal dysmotility. PMID: 32989185 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
ConclusionsLaparoscopic RYGB as an anti-reflux procedure is safe and may provide an alternative to fundoplication in the treatment of GERD for systemic sclerosis patients with esophageal dysmotility.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle arthritis autoimmune diabetes eating disorder gluten grains Inflammation joint Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: The presence and severity of gastroesophageal symptoms may not accurately reflect the seriousness of oesophageal involvement. GORD severity is associated with presence of restrictive lung pattern and pulmonary fibrosis. Oesophageal manometry and 24-hour pH study should be considered more frequently in the assessment of SSc patients. PMID: 26843456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
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